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February 3, 2013 Volume 105, No. 29



Former Troy football players have similar experiences to Te’o BY DAVID FONG Executive Editor

Coaches pick Baltimore


Time to see if Miami County’s high school football coaches can make it two in a row. Last year, by a 5-4 margin, the county’s high school football coaches picked the New York Giants to knock off the New England Patriots. As a group, they chose wisely, as the Giants defeated the Patriots 21-17 in a contest that went down to the wire. See

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‘Walking the walk’ Student goes out of his way to help others

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Moore coming back to Hobart Troy will get a visit from one of country music’s newest outlaws, but there’s no need to worry about safety. Singer-songwriter Justin Moore will make his second visit to Hobart Arena March 15 when he comes to town on his first-ever headlining tour — Outlaws Like Me. See Page


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BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer eenan Kinnel doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk. The 15year-old Troy Junior High School eighth grader answers each question with a courteous “Yes m’am, no m’am” and shared stories of how he takes kindness and respect to a whole other level among his peers. And through those stories and acts of kindness, Kinnel now will be recognized by the state of Ohio as the recipient of the Ohio Middle Level Association student of the year. Yet, the recognition as


Second blaze displaces multiple families BY MELODY VALLIEU Staff Writer One person died and another was injured in the second of two fires in Troy on Saturday, according to Troy Fire Department Platoon Commander Don Pemberton. The name of the deceased has not been released, pending notification of family, Pemberton late Saturday. 1 said


Troy Junior High School eighth-grade student Keenan Kinnel discusses being kind, serving others and setting an example Wednesday at the school. only one male student in the state who is rewarded still does not go to this young man’s head. “It’s not really about the award,” Kinnel said. “It’s about putting oneself out there for others — it’s all about others.” “Keenan has defined himself in ways that are

unique to others his age,” said Troy Junior High School guidance counselor Laura Jackson. “Keenan makes it no secret that his greatest joys come from serving others, making him a perfect nominee for Ohio Student of the Year.” Jackson nominated Kimmel for the OMLA stu-

dent of the year award. “He has tremendous care and compassion for others and makes it a priority to reach out to those in need no matter who they are, no matter what his peers think,” she said. “The stories of what he has done

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Homemade jams, handthrown ceramics and seasonal fresh produce are only a few of the items that will be sold at a new “Eat Local, Buy Local” market launching Feb. 9. Called “Market on the Miami,” the collaboration of local vendors will sell their items at the Tin Roof Restaurant, 439 N. Elm St., thanks to owner Craig Hughes. It will be hosted from 9 a.m. to noon every second and fourth Saturday, through May. The market is organized in conjunction with the Miami East FFA chapter, which encourages students to build their career potential and personal skills through agricultural education. Many of the vendors sell their goods at outdoor community markets in the summer and plan to do so again in June, noted local artist Karen Purke in

Firefighters were called at 5:53 p.m. to the blaze that destroyed a detached garage at a home at 1009 S. Mulberry St., he said. Pemberton said one person jumped from a garage window to safety, while the the other person died in the fire. Tipp City medics transported the victim who jumped from the window to Upper Valley Medical Center for treatment, he said. The injured victim’s name was not immediately released, and no information on the person’s medical condition was available as of press time. The first fire was reportCIVITAS MEDIA PHOTO/MIKE ULLERY One person died and another was injured in a fire that ed at 3:29 p.m. at 820 W. destroyed the garage at a home at 1009 S. Mulberry St. • See FIRE on A2 Saturday evening.


Market on Miami begins Saturday Vendors will sell local food, art work

Fire claim one life, injures another


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Former Troy High School football player Jake Current — shown here playing for the University of Wisconsin — was the attempted victim of an online hoax his freshman year at Wisconsin. Current said an online user made sexual advances to him and other former Trojan athletes via the social media site Facebook.

Jake Current and Manti Te’o share more in common than the fact they were high school football stars who went on to play at major college football powerhouses. On Jan. 16, the sports website broke the story Te’o’s girlfriend, Lennay Kekua — who had supposedly passed away on Sept. 11, 2012, near the beginning of the Notre Dame line-

backer’s run to a runner-up finish in the Heisman Trophy voting and a spot in the BCS National Championship game — didn’t really exist. Te’o had been in what he thought was an online relationship with Kekua, but it has since been revealed to be a hoax perpetrated by Californian Ronaiah Tuiasosopo on the social media sites Facebook and Twitter. Te’o


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Milton-Union putting renewal levy on ballot Schools, village discuss safety at joint meeting BY JOHN BADEN For the Miami Valley Sunday News Milton-Union Schools will put a renewal levy on the ballot in May. The five-year, 10.9-mill levy would generate more than $1 million for the school district. Since it is a renewal, no additional taxes would result from this levy. The school will use the money raised for operating expenses, salaries, benefits, maintenance and transportation costs. Superintendent Dr. Ginny Rammel said that the school will spend time planning how to be more effective over the next couple months in getting the word out on how the money is being used. “We will have more signs up,” Rammel said. “We will do more community meetings.” According to Rammel, the school has been cut over $1 million in state funding in the last three years. Rammel said that the school has made cuts to salaries and ben-

WEST MILTON efits to combat this loss of funding, but still face challenges in meeting the finances of special education. “Our special ed costs to educate a special ed student have grown immensely,” Rammel said. As a result, these increasing costs, which go toward occupational and physical therapy, have basically matched the amount in salary cuts the school district has made. The main reason why MiltonUnion is renewing the levy, which was first passed in 2002, is to optimize the strength, endurance and growth of its community. “If we aren’t going to have strong schools, we’re not going to have a strong community,” Rammel said.

School safety With horrific school shootings happening across the country,

West Milton is looking to do whatever it can to guarantee the safety of its community. Municipal Manager Matt Kline is interested in doing a tabletop exercise in the summer for a school shooting “in worst case scenario” so authorities and school administrators can react and learn what their responsibilities are. “It’s not going to be like the real thing, and hopefully it will never have to be,” Kline said during a joint meeting Thursday between West Milton Council and the Milton-Union Board of Education. “I think it would behoove us to practice, just to be able to say, ‘These are things we made a mistake on in our practice, and if anything ever happened, we would be better prepared.’” Rammel said that the school has secure measures in place to look out for their students such as security cameras, an armed resource officer and a staff member who greets students every morning.

Award • Continued from A1 to positively impact others are endless. As a result, he has earned the respect and admiration of the staff and students at TJHS.” Kinnel said he has done small acts of kindness for others his whole life. “I feel the pride if I help some others out and I feel better about myself,” Kinnel said about his daily philosophy of kindness. “My mom and dad told me a little saying that goes like ‘we are on this earth for a certain reason and it’s not to criticize others but to help others.’” Kinnel gave a few examples of his daily kindness in the world of junior high. Kinnel said earlier in the year, one of his fellow classmates was getting made fun of because she wore glasses. “She didn’t like wearing them anymore so I helped her out and I wore my glasses to show her and other people that it was cool,” Kinnel explained. “She liked it a lot.” Kinnel also shared how one of his fellow students was dreading gym during archery week when students had to partner up. Kinnel explained how the boy was upset due to a handicap of his arm and thought that no one would

want to be partners with him. “So I told him I’d be his partner for the rest of the year — simple as that,” said Kinnel nonchalantly. “I just like helping others.” Kinnel said last summer he enjoyed helping out in a local food pantry between basketball and football practices. “I met a lot of new faces and it was fun to help others,” he said. “I just help wherever I’m needed.” Kinnel was recognized as the OMLA’s male student of the year last week when he was surprised by the administration at Troy Junior High School and his parents. “I was the greeter during the assembly and then I saw my mom and dad show up so I knew something was up,” Kinnel said. “Then Mrs. Jones (Troy Junior High School assistant principal Nicole Jones) said there was one last award and as she was explaining it, I knew it was me.” Kinnel said the response to his accomplishment was overwhelming as students swarmed his locker with congratulations after the awards assembly. “I couldn’t get to my locker afterwards,” Kinnel said. “Friends and teachers kept high-fiving me

and I was late to class.” Kinnel is only the second student from Troy Junior High School to be recognized as the OMLA student of the year. In 2008, Courtney Hittepole was OMLA female student of the year. Kinnel will formally accept the award at the OMLA Conference on Feb. 22 in Sandusky. He also received a check for $500 and a one-night stay at the Kalahari Resort with his family. “I’ll probably save that money for college,” Kimmel said. Kinnel said he received a note from a cousin of his congratulating him on the award and how his daily positive attitude has inspired her to change as well. “She wrote me a note about how proud she was of me and how she wanted to change,” Kinnel said. “She used to not really care about others’ feelings. She told me that she finally figured it out and it’s about others and that’s better than all the awards and money in the world.” Kinnel is the son of Andrea James and Curtis Kinnel of Troy. • For more information about Troy Junior High School, visit

they had been providing products to for the past two summers,” Purke said. “The vendors and their customers really missed what the market had to offer when it closed for the season in September, so the group started looking for a location they could use until the downtown market opened again in June. We were fortunate that the Tin Roof stepped forward and gave the market a home.”

Saturday will not only be special because of opening weekend — free samples will be offered for Valentine’s Day as well. The Tin Roof and Adams Greenhouse & Produce will giveout free samples of citrus, Innisfree Farm will have gourmet coffee and McGuffey Herb and Spice Company will provide herb dips. “The enthusiasm from the vendors as well as


“You keep an eye out on anything that’s strange,” Rammel said. Rammel said that the school also has lockdown procedures planned and secured entrances that require visitors, even parents who are picking up or dropping off their children, to press the call button and tell the secretary why they are there in order to enter the building. Rammel said that they’re not trying to scare kids and encourages parental communication. “Talk to your kids about it because it’s not a scare tactic,” Rammel said. “It’s something unfortunately we have to do anymore.” While similar to the school’s role, West Milton Police Chief Garry Kimpel recognizes that his part in this matter goes the next step. “Your role is protection, and you want to protect as many as you can and account for as many as you can,” Kimpel said. “My role is to respond, identify a threat and eliminate the threat.”

a news release. The market is intended to fill the gap in locally grown and artisan items during the winter months. “The Market On The Miami grew out of an interest from the vendors at the downtown Troy Cherry Street market to have a market location where they could continue to sell their goods to customers who

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Date of birth: 4/26/65 Location: Piqua Height: 5’8” Weight: 210 Hair color: Brown Eye BRYANT color: Hazel Wanted for: Failure to NEW YORK (AP) — attack moments after it file change of address — Social media giant Twitter was detected. But Twitter discovered sex offender is among the latest U.S.

Twitter, Washington Post targeted by hackers

companies to report that it is among a growing list of victims of Internet security attacks, saying that hackers may have gained access to information on 250,000 of its more than 200 million active users. And now, The Washington Post is joining the chorus, revealing the discovery of a sophisticated cyberattack in 2011. Twitter said in a blog post on Friday it detected attempts to gain access to its user data earlier in the week. It shut down one

that the attackers may have stolen user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords belonging to 250,000 users they describe as “a very small percentage of our users.” The company reset the pilfered passwords and sent emails advising the affected users. The Twitter attack comes on the heels of recent hacks into the computer systems of U.S. companies, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Benjamin Danon Date of birth: 1/13/89 Location: Vandalia Height: 5’6” Weight: 125 Hair color: Black Eye color: DANON Blue Wanted for: Trafficking drugs

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Fire Race St., a multi-family residence, Pemberton said. He said upon arrival, all residents of the home had made it to safety and no one was injured. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and the families are displaced because electric service to the home needed to be shut off. “There is substantial loss,” Pemberton said. “But everyone got out and no firefighters were injured.” The American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the families.

The Casstown Fire Department was called for mutual aid to help with the two-alarm fire, Pemberton said. Firefighters were still on the scene on Race Street when they were called to the fire on Mulberry Street, Pemberton said. Pemberton said the state fire marshal was called in to investigate the garage fire, and that no cause was yet available. “The garage and its contents are a complete loss,” Pemberton said. The Miami County Coroner’s Office may release the name of the deceased today, Pemberton said.

everyone we talk to leads us to believe that there will be good support for such a market in the Northern Miami Valley area,” Purke said. “We plan to have something interesting going on for every market.” Items for sale include baked goods, gourmet roasted coffee, soaps, honey, pasteurized chicken, quail eggs, seasonal and chemical-free produce, granola, popcorn, rag rugs, caramel

corn, herbs, flowers and garden plants. Artisans also will sell their work, including jewelry and other slate, wooden, glass, dyed or painted fabric items. The Tin Roof Restaurant will serve home-style breakfasts and lunches on the days of the market. Additional information can be found at or by calling (937) 2160949.

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Date of birth: 6/17/88 Location: West Milton Height: 5’10” Weight: 155 Hair color: Black Eye color: FINE Brown Wanted for: Burglary

Nicholas Ford Date of birth: 10/20/89 Location: Piqua Height: 6’1” Weight: 200 Hair color: Brown Eye FORD color: Blue Wanted for: Forgery

• This information is provided by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office. These individuals were still at-large as of Friday. • If you have information on any of these suspects, call the sheriff’s office at 4406085.

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was described by folks in his hometown of Newton as a humble hero. Hundreds of people attended a viewing service for Poland on Saturday evening. His funeral was set for Sunday afternoon. “I believe that if he had to do it all over again tomorrow, he would,” said Poland’s sister-in-law, Lavern Skipper, earlier Saturday. “He would do it for those children.” Authorities said Jim Lee Dykes boarded a stopped school bus filled with 21 children Tuesday afternoon and demanded two boys between 6 and 8 years old. When Poland tried to block his way, the

gunman shot him several times and abducted a 5year-old boy who police say remains in an underground bunker with Dykes. Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson said in a briefing with reporters Saturday that Dykes has told them he has blankets and an electric heater in the bunker, which is located on his rural property. Authorities have been conferring in a nearby church and communicating with Dykes through a ventilation pipe to the underground bunker. Olson also said Dykes has allowed police to deliver coloring books,

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MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — As the police standoff with an Alabama man accused of holding a 5-year-old boy hostage continued Saturday, a nearby community prepared to bury the beloved bus driver who was shot to death trying to protect children on his bus when the episode began days earlier. Charles Albert Poland Jr., 66, who was known around town as Chuck,

medication and toys for the boy. “I want to thank him for taking care of our boy,” Olson said. “That’s very important.” The shooting and abduction took place in Midland City, a small town near Dothan, Ala., in the state’s southeastern corner. Newton is about three miles away, a small hamlet with fewer than 2,000 residents. It sits amid cotton farms and rolling hills sprinkled with red earth; most of the residents commute to Dothan or to a nearby Army post. And many knew Poland. William Lisenby, a school bus driver who also taught Sunday School with Poland, was flanked by other area bus drivers as he arrived at Saturday night’s viewing at a local funeral home.



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and guests from 9-11 a.m. at the museum, located in the Masonic Lodge, 107 W. Main St., Troy, on the second floor. • SUPPORT GROUP: Community The Miami Valley Troy Calendar Chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association CONTACT US Caregiver Support Group will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Barnhart Call Melody Road, Troy. Use the entrance at the side of the Vallieu at building. For more informa440-5265 to tion, call the Alzheimer’s list your free Association at (937) 2913332. calendar Civic agendas items.You • The Elizabeth can send Township Trustees will your news by e-mail to meet at 7 p.m. in the ship building, 5710 Walnut Grove Road, Troy. • The village of West Milton Planning Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers. is free with


• BREAKFAST OFFERED: Breakfast will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, from 8-11 a.m. Made-to-order breakfasts will be offered and everything is a la carte. • CREATURE FEATURE: The striped skunk will be the feature at Brukner Nature Center from 2-3 p.m. Being a malodorous nocturnal creature, the striped skunk is one of the more unpopular and most misunderstood animals in Ohio, despite being found in all 88 counties. Learn more about why these animals behave the way they do and even get an opportunity to meet one of our newest ambassadors up close. The event BNC admission. • BREAKFAST SET: The AMVETS will off an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. for $6. All proceeds will go toward Operation Care Package for the troops on the ground in Afghanistan. • OPEN HOUSE: An open house for potential students for kindergarten through eighth grade at Piqua Catholic School will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Downing Street Campus, 218 S. Downing St., Piqua. For more information, call 7733876. For fourth through eighth grade students the open house will be at 1 p.m. at the North Street Campus, 503 W. North St., Piqua. For more information, call 773-1564. • BREAKFAST PLANNED: American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will present an all-you-can eat breakfast from 811 a.m. Items available will be eggs your way, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, pancakes, waffles, french toast, regular toast, hash browns, cinnamon rolls, juices and fruit for $6. • MEMORIAL SET: The American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will host a “Four Chaplains Memorial” in the post meeting room at 1 p.m. This service remembers the four chaplains who sacrificed their lives on the U.S. Army Transport Dorchester so that others could live. Pastor Jim Valekis from the Crossroads Christian Fellowship Church will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact Jim Vaughan, chaplain, at (937) 573-7288.

MONDAY • DOG BITES: A representative of the Miami County Animal Shelter will be at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library at 6 p.m. to talk about avoiding dog bites. They also will talk about their mission with animals and how to adopt a dog. Light refreshments will be served. Call the library at (937) 676-2731 for more information. • WING AND FRIES: The American Legion Post No. 586, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp City, will offer wings and fries at 6-7:30 p.m. • AFTER-PROM: The Covington High School Junior Class After-Prom Committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Covington High School library. For more information, call 418-1898. Civic agendas • Monroe Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the Township Building. • The Tipp City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center. • The Piqua City Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. • The Troy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the meeting room in Council Chambers. • The Staunton Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Staunton Township building. • Covington Board of Public Affairs will meet at 4 p.m. in the Water Department office located at 123 W. Wright St., Covington. • The Potsdam Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the village offices.

TUESDAY • LITERACY MEETING: The Troy Literacy Council, an all-volunteer organization, will meet at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center at 7 p.m. Adults seeking help with basic literacy or wish to learn English as a second language, and those interested in becoming tutors, are asked to contact the message center at (937) 660-3170 for more information. • AWARDS CEREMONY: The Fort Rowdy Gathering will hold its Gold Medallion ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Covington City Building, 1 S. Main St. The annual award ceremony is held to honor volunteers and supporters from the previous year. Civic agendas • The Concord Township Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. at the Concord Township Memorial Building, 1150 Horizon West Court, Troy.

WEDNESDAY • COFFEE WITH VETERANS: The Miami Valley Veterans Museum will have free coffee and doughnuts for all veterans

THURSDAY • HOT DOGS: American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will serve hot dogs with all the trimmings from 6-7:30 p.m. Euchre will begin at 7 p.m. for $5 per person. • SENIORS LUNCHEON: The seniors luncheon will be at the AB Graham Memorial Center, Conover. The program will be “Pet Memorials,” by David Cron and Marcia Doncaster, director of the Miami County Animal Shelter. The program will be at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon, for $6 per person. All ages are invited. Call (937) 368-3700 for reservations.

FEB. 8 • FRIDAY DINNERS: Dinner will be offered from 5-8 p.m. at the Covington VFW Post 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington. Choices will include a $12 New York strip steak, broasted chicken, fish, shrimp and sandwiches, all made-to0rder. • FRIDAY SUPPER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer dinner with two sides for $7 from 6-7:30 p.m. Call (937) 698-6727 for more information. • CHICKEN DINNER: The AMVETS will offer a chicken dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. for $8. The meal also will include fries, slaw and a roll. • CABBAGE ROLLS: The Sons of the American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will prepare cabbage rolls for $7 from 67:30 p.m. • FILM SERIES: Get a jump start on Valentine’s Day and feel romantic by watching the Hayner Center’s film series “Let’s Go to the Movies at Hayner” at 7:30 p.m. with a comedy starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. This 1934 film won five Academy Awards including picture of the year, best actress and actor awards for Colbert and Clark, and best director. Hayner is at 301 W. Main St. in Troy. The evening will start out with an introduction of the film. After viewing the film, a short discussion may follow. There will be cafestyle seating with popcorn and soda pop. The film series is intended for adult viewership and may not be appropriate for children under 13. For a list of this year’s films visit For more information, call 339-0457.

SATURDAY • FISH FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer an all-you can-eat fish fry and smelt dinner with french fries, baked beans and applesauce for $8 from 5-7 p.m. • CARNIVAL: There will be a carnival (pre-Mardi Gras) party at the American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City. Entertainment will be Papa Di’s Pony Express Karaoke from 7 p.m. to close. Bring a snack to share and participants may come in costume if they chose. The event is free. • SOUP SUPPER: A soup supper, to benefit Meghan Johnston, an eighthgrade student at Milton-Union who will travel abroad with People to People this summer, will be from 5-6 p.m. at the Potsdam Church of the Brethren. An auction will begin at 6 p.m. Donations also may be sent to Meghan Johnston, P.O. Box 145, West Milton, OH 45383.

FEB. 10 • TURKEY SHOOT: The Troy VFW Post No. 5436, 2220 LeFevre Road, Troy, will offer a turkey shoot with sign ups beginning at 11 a.m. The shoot will begin at noon. An all-you-can-eat breakfast, by the auxiliary, will be available from 9 a.m. to noon for $6. • BREAKFAST OFFERED: Breakfast will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, from 8-11 a.m. Made-to-order breakfasts will be offered and everything is ala carte. • EUCHRE TOURNEY: A Euchre tournament will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls. Sign up will be at noon and play will begin at 1 p.m. for $3 per person.

Shelter finding new homes for dogs BY JOYELL NEVINS Civitas Media


adoptive owners) or you think no one can provide as good a home as you can, at some point, you become the person you were trying to keep them from. You become a hoarder.” The homeowner in question was a contact for certain large-breed dogs, so out of the 85 animals, fewer than five were under 50 pounds, according to Herring. All of them were spayed or neutered, which Browning notes has never been the case in a largescale rescue, but crammed into a space designed for a small family rather than a kennel. “I think she had the best of intentions, but if you saw this lady’s house, there was a lot missing,” Browning said. Browning was part of the effort to get the dogs out of the rural home on State Route 40 and into more livable conditions. She and three other volunteers showed up at the house Friday afternoon, and were immediately overwhelmed. “The smell was just horrendous,” Browning said, “The ammonia from the urine literally burned your eyes.” Browning added that there was feces all over the floor, part of which had been ripped up by the dogs running rampant. She said there were cages surrounding all the walls and in the garage, each of them filled, and about 40 dogs running loose (including two in the fenced-in yard outside). “This many dogs is Help that isn’t chaotic,” Browning When stray dogs are explained. “They’re confound or shelters need stantly competing for food, help, they will contact a water and a place to lie rescue to house the anidown.” mal. A rescue is meant to She noted that each of be a foster parent until a the dogs that she took permanent home is found home with her just slept. for the dog. And slept. “At some point you have “These all were such to say no,” Herring said, nice dogs,” Browning said,” “It appears there was no “They deserve better. They turnaround.” should not live in an enviShelter volunteer and ronment that was so member of Lost and Found stressful.” Canine Rescue Emily It took the volunteers Browning explained, “A four hours to get all the good rescue takes dogs in animals out of the house. and adopts them out. If They were taken to the your rules are too strict (for barn at the Miami County

Too much of a good thing is no longer a good thing. Such is the case with a Tipp City woman who served as a “rescue” for local animal shelters — and was discovered a week ago with 85 dogs in her ranch-style home at 5303 State Route 40. The dogs were removed Friday, Jan. 25. According to Christine Herring of the Miami County Animal Shelter, the shelter was alerted by a friend who had been sent to check on the animals while the owner was in the hospital. The shelter sent an officer to investigate, called the owner and convinced her to release the dogs into their care. Since then, more than half the dogs have been placed in new homes. “Because she released them willingly, no charges will be filed,” Herring said. Against her personally, that is. A sanitarian from Miami County Public Health also came out on Jan. 25. The inspection report stated hazards of dogs loose and crated, urine and feces throughout, damaged walls and floors with parts of the floor missing, and one dead dog. After her inspection, the house was condemned. Public Health Commissioner Chris Cook said that the owner cannot live at the house until she brings it to minimum living standards.

Fairgrounds, where another team was set up to triage the animals. Each dog was given a number, checked for its breed, gender and if it had been spayed or neutered. The animals are now housed partly at the fairgrounds and partly at the shelter. Browning took a week of vacation to help find homes for all the dogs, what she calls her “mission.” Fur the Love of Dog, a nonprofit group out of Marion County, sent a volunteer who drove down from Akron this past weekend to professionally photograph each of the animals. The photographs were then distributed to approximately 10 different rescue groups from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and even New York. As of Thursday, 53 dogs had already been placed. “They have done a phenomenal job helping us (place the dogs),” shelter director Marcia Doncaster said. Browning stresses that each one of the rescues is checked first. “They have to have a reference letter from the rescue, a reference letter from a veterinarian and tax information (showing the organization is a 501(c)3),” Browning said. Browning gives credit not only to the rescues that have rallied together, but to the Miami County Animal Shelter for its willingness to work with other groups. “I want to give big thanks to the shelter,” Browning said. “They’ve been wonderful about letting me facilitate this rescue. I’ve been impressed with how rescue-friendly they are.” The last of the dogs are now awaiting adoption in the Miami County Animal Shelter and a barn on the Miami County Fairgrounds. Herring said along with adopted owners, the shelter needs volunteers to help clean the barn on weekday mornings. To volunteer or adopt a dog, call 332-6919, or visit the shelter at 1110 N. County Road 25-A in Troy. Dogs can also be seen online at


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EDITORIAL ROUNDUP The Patriot News, Mechanicsburg, Penn., on women in combat: “America’s brave men and women in uniform.” It’s the construction that politicians, elected officials and candidates most often use when they’re called upon to publicly honor the nation’s armed forces. But U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta gave those words some added punch with his announcement that women would be allowed to serve alongside their male counterparts in many front-line combat roles. Panetta’s Jan. 24 order overturned a 1994 rule banning women from serving in ground combat units. According to published reports, Panetta’s decision gives the services until 2016 to seek special exceptions for positions they believe should remain closed to female service members. But Panetta’s order is also an explicit acknowledgement of life as it already is for the fighting men and women of the services and the risks that America’s daughters, siblings, significant others and wives are exposed to daily. Women now comprise 15 percent of service members and their blood has proven as red as their male colleagues. In the last decade, 61 female service members were killed in action in Iraq and 23 fell to enemy fire in Afghanistan, the Los Angeles Times reported recently. Panetta’s order lifts a barrier to promotion to female soldiers who have been “attached to” or “co-located” with combat units, rather than officially assigned to them, the Times also reported. … But as Panetta made clear, the services’ physical fitness requirements will not be diluted to accommodate the roughly 230,000 anticipated combat jobs — primarily in the Army and Marines — to women, published reports indicated. To be sure, the move would not have been possible without the broader sea change in American culture as a whole that has seen women not only close the gap with men, but exceed them in such areas as education personal freedom. Admittedly much work — notably on wage equality — still remains. The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch on the economic recovery: No one disputes that the nation’s ongoing recovery from the recession that began in late 2007 is the most sluggish since the Great Depression. The question of what’s causing the sluggishness and what should be done about it, though, highlights a deep ideological divide among Americans and their leaders. Richard Vedder, professor emeritus of economics at Ohio University, makes a compelling argument that the anemic growth of the U.S. economy in recent years is a result of, instead of a justification for, expanded government aid in the form of food stamps, extended unemployment benefits and Social Security disability payments. Writing in The Wall Street Journal recently, Vedder said that this type of government support has made it more attractive not to work, which has led to a drop in the percentage of Americans in the workforce and an attendant decline in economic output. A number of other economists, including ones who have gone on to work for President Barack Obama, have noted a link between unemployment benefits and a disincentive to work. Meanwhile, Congress just renewed the “emergency” unemployment benefits extension for another year as part of the New Year’s “fiscal cliff” deal, and federal-government policies in recent years seem aimed specifically at expanding, not paring, programs such as food stamps. Government has no magic powers to instantly heal the economy. But policies that create disincentives to work and therefore inhibit growth can have the opposite effect.

THEY SAID IT “I get things moving. If I don’t come in, it’s a bad day. It just starts my day, and I usually get a good laugh here. It’s just a good way to start your day. I had an aunt who used to take a shot of whiskey in the morning to loosen up her bones. I just come here.” — Troy resident Lois Wright, who, at age 94, works out six times per week at Troy Curves “This award would not be possible without the support of my administration, board of education, school staff, coaches, event workers, student-athletes and our community. I’m extremely proud to bring it home to Troy and share the honor with everyone from the kids to the coaches to the custodians and the ticket takers.” — Troy Junior High School Athletic Director Barb Roberts, who was named Southwest Ohio Athletic Director Association Middle School Athletic Director of the Year.

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Super Sunday haters on social media a menace Being a nerdy kid who’s also obsessed with sports creates some unique problems. Oddly enough, it gets kind of annoying later in life, too. Particularly on Super Bowl weekend. It’s no secret that, when you’re kids, the jocks and nerds don’t really get along all that well — wedgies, swirlies and the like don’t tend to foster warm and fuzzy feelings. And while things have been getting somewhat better in recent years as it relates to the acceptance of nerds, the relationship between the bullies and the bullied will never, ever completely change. It may sound stereotypical, but that just means that it’s still true more than 50 percent of the time — jocks don’t obsessively follow comic books, and nerds couldn’t care less about sports. So as a kid, being obsessed with a little of everything, I not only opened myself up to more bullying than most but also ostracized myself from fellow nerds by straddling the line between the two. And with most of my closest friends being other nerds and outcasts throughout my life, I’m pretty fortunate to have the job I do — because it’s the only outlet I get for my love of sports. My friends just don’t care about that stuff.

Josh Brown Sunday Columnist Enter Super Bowl Sunday … and the unbearable amount of haters on my social media feeds. “Oh, is there some kind of big game going on this weekend? I didn’t notice (sarcasm).” “I’m not even going to watch the Super Bowl. I don’t like football, and that makes me better than everyone that does.” “I’m going to fast-forward through the game to get to the commercials on my DVR.” Seriously, no one has heard that saying? If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything? Well, since you guys started it … We get it. Everyone gets it. Now shut up. Seriously, it doesn’t take any effort to be quiet about the fact that you’re not watching something. It

takes no special announcement, no declaration of intent. You just watch something you want to and let the other people watch what they want to. No interaction required. I don’t jump on Facebook and yell “ANYONE WATCHING THIS SEASON FINALE OF AMERICAN IDOL IS AN IDIOT” the night of the finale — no matter how true the statement is. And then there’s Twitter, where I follow all sorts of nerdy interests like former Star Trek: The Next Generation star Wil Wheaton (a big hockey fan) and nerdy comedians Patton Oswalt, Chris Hardwick, Brian Posehn, Kumail Nanjiani (who, oddly enough, loves basketball) and every video game developer/review site known to man. All fall long, every Sunday, it’s the same jabs at football fans. “Wow, that was an amazing play in the sportsball game! Slap on the butt, guys!” Because, for some reason, the term “sportsball” is the clever way for people who think they’re clever to make fun of football. Note to everyone: there are football fans on Twitter. And they like to tweet about the games they’re watching. If you don’t like it, don’t look at the trending lists. Promote the things you’re there to promote (seriously, do that — it’s why I follow

you in the first place) and leave everyone else to their own interests. Even my own wife, Mandie, is part of the problem. She and a group of her friends signed up for an event on Facebook called “Natural Born Killers Sunday,” pronouncing that they will be watching that movie (which happens to be one of my least favorite ever made) instead of the Super Bowl just because the finale of the movie occurs on Super Bowl Sunday. Seriously, sweetie. Watch the movie all you want. That’s no problem. I’ll be at work. But bragging about watching it just to spite football fans is silly. Anyone engaging in Super Sunday hate is just as bad a bully as all those jock fanboys they’re supposedly sticking it to. Watch that Walking Dead marathon on AMC if you feel like it (it’s what I’d be watching if the Super Bowl wasn’t on). Just don’t act like it makes you better than anyone watching the Super Bowl. It doesn’t. It just make you irritating. TDN Sports Editor Josh Brown appears Sundays. At least we can all agree that the Puppy Bowl is a better halftime show than anything going on at the actual game.


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Inventor of Etch A Sketch dies in France at age 86 BRYAN (AP) — Andre Cassagnes, the inventor of the Etch A Sketch toy that generations of children drew on, shook up and started over, has died in France, the toy’s maker said. Cassagnes died Jan. 16 in a Paris suburb at age 86, said the Ohio Art Co., based in Bryan in northwest Ohio. The cause wasn’t disclosed Saturday.

“Etch A Sketch has brought much success to the Ohio Art Co., and we will be eternally grateful to Andre for that. His invention brought joy to so many over such a long period of time,” said Larry Killgallon, president of Ohio Art. Then an electrical technician, Cassagnes came upon the Etch A Sketch idea in the late 1950s.

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Brandon Blier, Hallie Brubaker, Zachary Burleson, Morgan Cockerham, Rachel Darrow, Rachel Davidson, Kyle Dickey, Delane Dieringer, Dominique Drake, Lisa Dziko, Timothy Farrier, Austin Funderburg, Alex Gigandet, Jasmeen Gill, Clara Guerra, Katelyn Hall, Savannah Harvey, Kailyn Hatfield, McKayla Hendrix, Tyler Hess, Bennett Leckrone, Shane Love, Cameron Macritchie, Joseph McGillivary, Michaela Miller, Troy Moore, Caleb Niemi, Jeremy Ocampo, Katara Olden, Chenoa Ross, Noah Roswell, Parker Savard, Zoey Scancarello, Nathaniel Shelley, Taylor Stookey, Isaac Stull, Lauren Swank, Austin Ullery, Hannah Weaver and Bailey Williams. Sophomores — Andrew Bricker, Raymond Burton, Macen Cancino, Evonne Chien, Joseph Fryman, Nicole Guilbault, Philip Heiss, Brandon Hess, John Ho, Connor Huth, Cameron Kauflin, Danielle Lade, Kirsten Langenkamp, Madison Lemmon, Shelden Lucas, Angel Luis, Riley MaceHoban, Courtney Mazzulla, Bridget McCormick, Amanda Mikel, Luke Miller, Kyle Minton, Drew Morgan, John Nichols, Madison Olberding, Daniel Powell, Alexandre Rizkallah, Andrew Robinson, Stephen Rozsnaki, Taylor Rupert, Anthony Shoop, Kaitlyn Simons, Shelby Snider, Desmond Sprowl, Celia Stanley, Sayaka Toyoshima, Taryn Vest, Ian Ward, Alexandra Wilt, Simcha Winter, Nicholas Wintrow and Michael Zweidinger. Juniors — Cameron Brown, Alex Dalton, Kristen-Anne Denlinger, David Driver, Megan Holland, Nicholas Kleptz, Stephen Kolber, Andrew Kostecka, Benjamin Langdon, Natasha Lucas, Jacob May, Shelby Meadows, Stephen Orban, Seth Overla, Ryan Priest, Jillian Ross, Leah Selby, Jessica Shelton, Paige Sowers, Robert West, Claire Wise and Eric Wright. Seniors — Sarah Adkins, Jodie Anderson, William Armstrong, Allison Brown, Erianna Covington, Christian Detrick, Brooke Evans, Darian Hammond, Sarah Helke, Kristin Hoglund, Cameron Hughes, Stefan Kuntz, Conor McCormick, Ian Nadolny, Emma Pence, Kailey Pour, Zachary Roetter, Riley Turner, Taylor Walker, Allison Wheeler and Duncan Wills.

ROBERT F. HOUSER TROY — Robert F. Houser, age 73, of Troy, Ohio, passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at his residence in the loving care of his three girls. He was born on Jan. 15, 1940, in Piqua, Ohio, to the late Robert E. and Doris (Schlosser) Houser. His wife, Judith A. “Judy” (Ritter) Houser, preceded him in death on March 9, 1995. He is survived by three daughters, Sandra (Bill) Rouse of Destin, Fla., Julie (Tom) Hufford of Troy, and Christina Bruner (fiance Roger Schaeffer) of Troy; brother, Larry Joe Houser of Fort Myers, Fla.; sisters, Helen Kay Shaffer of Piqua and Kathy Miller of Gulfport, Miss.; nine grandchildren; Lindsay, Ashley, Chris, Trenton, Shannon, Ashley, Tyler, Matthew and Taylor; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and his second wife Carolyn. Robert Houser was a member of the

Franklin Lodge No. 14 F&AM; Amvets Post 88; VFW Post 5436; American Legion Post 43; Troy Fish and Game; and Troy Eagles Eerie 971. He was a retired machinist/CNC Operator from Trojan Manufacturing. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy. Interment will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, with Masonic services at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Miami County Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373. Robert leaves numerous family and friends behind and as he always said, “A stranger is a friend I’ve never met.” Friends may express condolences to the family through

NORMA J. MEYER TROY — Norma J. Meyer, age 77, of Troy, formerly of Huber Heights, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Troy Care and Rehabilitation Center. Norma was a PBX Operator at the W.H. Kiefaber Co., a foster parent to 145 children during her 27 years with the Montgomery County Children’s Services & Lutheran Social Services, and a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred A. “Gus” in 2000. Norma is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Terri L. and James R. Taglieber of Jackson Center; daughter, Shanel Finch of Kettering; sister, Marilyn “Jo” Wilhelm of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Jaime (Angie) Taglieber, Shannon (Todd)

Brunson, Jessica Taglieber, Shallon Meade, Bryan Chambers, Myiesha Chambers, Aaliyah Kelly, William Finch and Joshua Finch; seven great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 6161 Chambersburg Road, with the Rev. Fr. Jim Duell as celebrant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Colin James Brunson Service Dog Fund, c/o Wright-Patt Credit Union, in Norma’s memory. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Marker & Heller Funeral Home, Huber Heights Chapel.

ROBIN (REYNOLDS) OYSTER TIPP CITY — Robyn (Reynolds) Oyster, age 54 of Tipp City, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Robyn was born May 21, 1958, in Maysville, Ky., daughter of Thomas and Shelby Parnell and the late Robert Reynolds. She was a woman of many talents and strengths. Robyn was always smiling and a wonderful wife, mother, sister, OYSTER daughter, aunt and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her. Mrs. Oyster is survived by her husband of 24 years, Randy; two daughters, Morgan and Mikayla Oyster; sister, Diana (Tim) Ampleford; niece, Ashley Ampleford; three nephews, Daniel Ampleford, Corey and Nolan Oyster; brother-in-law, Ryan (Hilary) Oyster;

father-in-law and mother-inlaw, Frank and Janet Oyster; many other loving family members and friends. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home & Crematory, 5555 Philadelphia Drive at North Main Street, Dayton. Private interment will be in Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The James Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Ohio State University or Hospice of Miami County, in Robyn’s memory. Online memories and condolences may be left for the family at

KENNETH M. KRUPA MONROE, N.C. — Kenneth M. Krupa, 71, of Monroe, N.C., lost his battle with cancer on Jan. 27, 2013. A funeral mass will be conducted at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 12700 Pearl Road, Strongsville, Ohio. Burial will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery with a luncheon to follow. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Kenneth was born Feb. 9, 1941, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Aloysius and Julia Pasela Krupa. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Deborah Krupa; his mother, Julia Krupa;

his two sons, Michael Krupa and wife Jennifer, and Ken Krupa and wife Shelley; three grandchildren, Colleen, Cassidy and Lex; two brothers, Don Krupa and wife Antoinette, and Paul Krupa and wife Betty; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made in Kenneth’s honor to Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte, 1420 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, NC 28204. Online condolences may be left to Local arrangements are in the care of Yurch Funeral Home, 5618 Broadview Road, Parma, OH 44134.


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TROY — The following Troy High School students have earned a grade average of 3.75 or better the second nine-week grading period and have been named to the principal’s list: Freshmen — Christian Alexander, John Alexander, Kevin Anderson, Mindy Bach, Brooke Beeler, Ireland Bender, Abigail Bertram, Sierra Besecker, Dawn Bilpuch, Jillian Blount, William Boezi, Alec Bricker, Hena Brucia, Jessica Bryant, Ashleigh Bryson, Abigail Burchett, Courtney Carmack, Holley Clagett, Carsen Clouser, Kayla Coate, Shannon Cothran, Spencer Covault, Rachel Culp, Jacob Curcio, Scott Demeo, Bailey Dornbusch, Casie Duchak, Mahalia Echevarria, Zenta Enomoto, Katherine Fetter, Collin Fleischer, Lauren Freed, Jonathan Gaul, Brooke Harlow, Sarah Hartley, Allison Helman, Carter Hench, Parker Hench, Melanie Henson, Megan Hess, Haley Huelsman, Madeline Innes, Abbey Jacobs, Austin Jacobs, Zachary Kiss, Caitlynn Klawon, Alexander Kohler, Phebe Kuo, Whitnie Langenkamp, Caleb Leibold, Jared Liew, Jessica May, Megan McFaddin, Nicholas Minesinger, Hannah Munday, Kayla Niswonger, Justin O’Neill, Megan Osman, Jordan Peck, Abigail Pence, Hannah Priebe, McKenzie Pruitt, Alexander Riedel, Matthew Schmitt, Lukas Schroeder, Thomas Sebring, Jared Sherrick, Lydia Shigley, Mitchell Silcott, Nicholas Simon, Lane Stewart, Hannah Stickel, Megan Sweeney, Jacob Taylor, Johan Trotter, Quinn Walker, Kelsey Walters and John Yenney. Sophomores — Lauren Anderson, MacKenzie Armstrong, Rachel Bailey, Amanda Bowman, Margaret Caughell, Aleecia Christian, Gillianne Coleman, Chelsea Cruea, Olivia Dankworth, Mudra Dave, Alec Demore, Cristina Dennison, Caroline Elsass-Smith, Megan Falknor, Abigail Flamm, Meredith Flory, Abigail Gohrband, Drew Henn, Sydney Herrmann, Amanda Hokky, Mary Grace Huffman, Isaiah Johnson, Madeline Kleptz, Jonathan Liew, Ashley Littrell, Dylan Magoto, Melissa Mengos, Allyson Miller, Collin Moeller, Olivia Mullins, Rachel Murray, Jason Myers, Akari Nagata, Tianna Newton, Luke Oaks, Larissa O’Connor, Lindsey Orozco, Kiersten Owens,




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February 3, 2013

Vikings start hot, hold off Tigers BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor Miami East coach Preston Elifritz likes his players’ selective amnesia. “Thursday night, Angie (Mack) and Abby (Cash) were a combined 1 for 15 from the floor,” he said, referring to Thursday’s sloppy win over Tri-County North. “But Angie’s got a short memory. If she’s open, she’s pulling the trigger.” And Saturday, in one of the Vikings’ biggest matchups of the year, her aim was impeccable. Mack hit her first five shots from the field, including three

A6 Miami East’s Angie Mack launches a shot during a game against Versallies Saturday in Versailles. Mack scored 18 points — 13 coming in the first half — to lead Miami East as the Vikings defeated the Tigers by a score of 63-52.

VERSAILLES first-half 3-pointers, to help Miami East grab an early advantage over an old non-league rival — and postseason stumbling block — and the Vikings fought through a physical second half to hold on for a 63-52 victory Saturday at Versailles. Mack scored 13 of her gamehigh 18 in the first half to help the Vikings (19-1) pull ahead by three after one quarter and eight at the break. “I just trust that I’m going to make it before I even take it,” Mack said. “I’ve worked on it in practice since Thursday and


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Troy’s Kristen Wood goes up for two points during a game Saturday in Troy.

Trojans hold off Trotwood


Seniors step up in 40-33 victory

TODAY No events scheduled MONDAY Girls Basketball Butler at Miami East (7:30 p.m.) Middletown Christian at Troy Christian (7 p.m.) TUESDAY Boys Basketball Urbana at Tippecanoe (7:30 p.m.) Milton-Union at Twin Valley South (7:30 p.m.) Greeneview at Bethel (7:30 p.m.) Middletown Christian at Troy Christian (7:30 p.m.) Bradford at Mechanicsburg (7:30 p.m.) Girls Basketball Milton-Union at Newton (7 p.m.) Tri-Village at Lehman (6 p.m.) Wrestling Versailles at Covington (6 p.m.) Bowling Tippecanoe at Graham (3:45 p.m.)

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Troy’s Kevin McGraw tries to escape a hold during a match at the Greater Western Ohio Conference Tournament Saturday in Vandalia. McGraw (182) placed second in his class.

Trojans fall short

BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor Troy’s seniors are just used to being Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division champions. Saturday night, they took one more step toward going out on top.

McGraw, Dalton defeated in GWOC finals BY COLIN FOSTER Associate Sports Editor

Kristen Wood — who has been Troy’s point guard since she was a freshman — controlled every aspect of the game against Trotwood Saturday, all four seniors contributed at key moments and the Trojans were able to put the Rams away from the free throw line 40-33 on Senior Night at the Trojan Activities Center. Wood led all scorers with 21 points and added a team-high six rebounds, five steals and two assists. She also went 8 for 10 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter when it mattered most. “She’s been our No. 1 ballhandler since she was a freshman,” Troy coach Nathan Kopp said. “Everyone knows she’s getting it,

Troy’s Kevin McGraw and Alex Dalton both landed in the finals of the Greater Western Ohio Conference Tournament against the opponents they wanted to see.

VANDALIA Both Trojans, however, came up short. Dalton (285) and Troy coach Doug Curnes were both excited about getting another shot at Springfield’s Aaron Cosby, the top seed in the 285-pound weight class. Earlier in the season,

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Troy’s Logan Schlosser controls an opponent Saturday.

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Carter among Hall of Fame inductees Peterson wins NFL Most Valuable Player

BY COLIN FOSTER Associate Sports Editor

Adrian Peterson called it a blessing in disguise. Strange way to describe a career-threatening major knee surgery. The Minnesota Vikings’ star came back better than ever, just missing Eric Dickerson’s longstanding rushing record and closing out the season with two of the top NFL awards from The Associated Press: Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year. See Page A7.

Clarence Carter always knew his son Cris had something special. So when Cris Carter was selected the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, it came as little surprise to his father. “I tell you what, I’ve watched

him since he was a teenager, and he’s always had it,” Clarence C a r t e r recalled. “He could catch it, he could run it, he could do it all. So I’m not CARTER really too sur-

prised. I’m just really proud.” Cris, a former Troy resident, was selected to the National Football League Hall of Fame along with six others, including coach Bill Parcells, defensive lineman Warren Sapp, offensive linemen Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson. Cris played his high school football at Middletown before

attending Ohio State and becoming an All-American receiver for the Buckeyes. He played 16 seasons in the National Football League. Carter was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 1987 NFL Supplemental Draft. Then in 1990, Carter was claimed off waivers by the Minnesota

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Troy’s Alex Dalton competes against Springfield’s Aaron Cosby Sunday at the Greater Western Ohio Conference Tournament in Vandalia. Dalton finished the tournament second.

Brandt Snedeker. “I know how good Snedeker is and how hot he can get with a putter,” Mickelson said. “He can make birdie from just about anywhere. He’s going to make a run tomorrow. I, hopefully, will be able to keep pace.” The 42-year-old former Arizona State star has led after each round, opening with a 60 and shooting a 65 on Friday. He fell a stroke short of the tour record for the first 54 holes, and matched the tournament mark set by Mark Calcavecchia in 2001. Making his 24th appearance in the event that he won in 1996 and 2005, Mickelson is trying to com-

plete his third wire-to-wire victory and first since the 2006 BellSouth Classic a 13-stroke blowout the week before the second of his three Masters victories. “To me, the wire-to-wire isn’t that important except for now I’m three rounds and the fourth one is kind of the more important one,” Mickelson said. “It would be an important thing because it’s meant so much to me over my career having won this tournament, coming back as a past champion, and winning here in the town that has meant so much to me, to (wife) Amy and I, where we met, had our first two kids, went to college. It’s a special place.”

Vikings Centerville’s Garrett Conner by a score of 106. Conner, the highest seed at 182, was a state placer last season. “I had a good match in the championship,” McGraw said. “So I’m pretty happy about it. I’m pretty happy with my first three matches. My last match I’m pretty happy with, but I would have liked to do better a little bit.” Kostecka, Andrew who entered the tournament as the No. 5 seed at 220, ended the tournament on a high note, beating Greenville’s Nick Woodruff in a rematch from the first day of action, which Woodruff won. This time around, though, Kostecka won by pinfall to finish fifth. Logan Schlosser (160) won his final match of the tournament by a score of 7-1 to place fifth overall. Mason Perkins (126) suffered a cut to the eye and had to get stitches in his earlier matchup, which meant he had to be scratched for his fifth-place consolation match. Perkins placed sixth overall. Now Troy has one final tuneup before the district tournament kicks off in two weeks. The Trojans will host a quad meet against Piqua, Greenville and Springboro Friday.

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Hall ■ CONTINUED FROM A6 Vikings and went on to have a 12-year stint with team, before finishing out his career as a Miami Dolphin in 2002. Carter is the Vikings’ franchise leader in receptions (1,004), receiving yards (12,383) and receiving touchdowns (110). He also set a franchise record with a reception in 111 consecutive games and the Vikings’ career record for 100yard games with 40. Carter was selected to the Pro Bowl eight times in his career and was a two-time first team All Pro. In terms of NFL ranks, Carter ranks fourth all time in receptions (1,101) and fourth in touchdowns (130).

comfortable or stock 9-iron, and the ball ended up flying that far and released to the hole. Having played this course and that hole over the years and knowing what your body does and how to adjust to it has helped me, and certainly it did today.” Estimated at 179,022, the third-round crowd broke the record of 173,210 set last year, also on a Saturday at fan-friendly TPC Scottsdale. The event has drawn 467,030 fans for the week and is in position to break the mark of 538,356 set in 2008. Mickelson birdied the final four holes and five of the last six for a 7-under 64 and a six-stroke lead over

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GWOC ■ CONTINUED FROM A6 Cosby defeated Dalton — and Saturday their match would end the same. Cosby was prepared to defend every single move Dalton threw at him, winning the match 7-1. “The biggest difference between this match and the first one was that he had already seen me before,” Dalton said. “He knew what to defend, he knew what was coming, so he wasn’t going to make too many moves to where he would get caught. He was going to wait for me to make a mistake. When we first faced off a couple weeks ago, that’s how he scored his points on me. This time I think he was trying to do the same thing. “I don’t like to wrestle like a heavyweight really until I have too. I like to shoot and stuff. When it comes to matches like that, I think you just need to control yourself a little bit. I think you just have to realize what’s at stake. I mean, we’re wrestling for first place. We’re both good athletes. I know I’m in better condition, I’m bigger and faster. It comes down to just who makes mistakes in that case.” McGraw (182), who won by a 3-2 decision over Trotwood’s Anthony Grayson in the semifinals, was defeated by

Ariz. SCOTTSDALE, (AP) — Phil Mickelson drew the loudest cheers from the biggest crowd in golf history Saturday at the Phoenix Open. Mickelson nearly aced the par-3 16th, hitting a 9iron to a foot to set up a birdie on the rowdy stadium hole packed with nearly 20,000 screaming fans. “What’s funny about that is 172 yards is a very tough 9-iron for me to get there, but I immediately take 5 yards off and in my head I had 167,” Mickelson said. “The reason is you always have a little bit of adrenaline here, and the ball goes a little bit longer on 16. “I played for a 167-yard shot and tried to hit just a

“I think he’s very deserving,” brother Shane Carter said. “I think if you look at his stats, he ranks (right behind) Jerry Rice in most categories. Had a great career not only on the field, but off the field, as well. He is very deserving.” The NFL Hall of Fame Induction will be held Aug. 4 in Canton. And when that moment comes, it will be a special moment for Cris and the rest of the family. “It will definitely kind of wrap things up in terms of his career,” Shane Carter said. “It will put a great cap on the end of it, and kind of allow us to reflect on all of his great accomplishments.”

Miami East’s Ashley Current looks to make a pass Saturday. ■ CONTINUED FROM A6 before today’s game, and a couple of the other girls pointed out that I was leaning into my shot instead of just taking it. That confidence is important. “It’s not just my shot I look for, though. It’s our shot. If I’m open, I’ll shoot it, but I’m not going to only focus on my shot if someone else has a better one.” A 3 by Mack tied the game at 11-11 in the first, but Versailles (17-3) — the that regularly team knocked Miami East out of the tournament at the regional level four years ago and before — answered with a three-point play. Mack then scored on a fast break to bring it within one, and an Ashley Current putback gave Miami East the lead for good. The teams then traded 3s, but a steal by Cash in the closing seconds led to a jumper by Mack in transition to make it a 20-17 lead after one. Mack then kicked off the second quarter with a pair of 3s, and the Vikings never trailed again. Cash finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists and Madison Linn added nine points and four assists as the duo facilitated the Miami East offense in the first half. Five of Cash’s assists and all four of Linn’s came in the first half. But the Tigers kept it close by pounding the offensive glass. Miami East’s defense made Versailles miss plenty of shots, but the Tigers were able to put back offensive rebounds six times in the game — three of which led to three-point plays. “We try to force you into low-percentage shots, but Versailles does a phenomenal job of following its own shots,” Elifritz said. “In the first half, they torched us on the offensive boards.”


Miami East’s Abby Cash pulls down a rebound during a game against Versailles Saturday. Miami East countered, though, by forcing seven first-half turnovers — many of which led to easy transition buckets and, most importantly, a 37-29 edge at halftime. Versailles switched to an aggressive full-court press in the second half, but even though they evened up the turnover battle, the Tigers simply couldn’t turn that into enough points to make a dent in the lead. That’s because Miami East went 17 for 21 from the free throw line in the second half — including 6 for 6 in the game’s final minute after the Tigers had closed to within 55-50. “We were able to get some stops on defense in the first half and force them into something they don’t like to do — pressing,” Elifritz said. “I’m proud of the kids for executing today.” Ashley Current had

nine points and five rebounds, Leah Dunivan added eight points and five rebounds and Trina Current had seven points in four rebounds. Katie Heckman had 12 points and five rebounds to lead Versailles. And even though records had already been turned in for today’s Division III Sectional tournament draw, the game may help the Vikings decide where to go, depending on what seed they get and where Versailles and Anna, the only team to defeat Miami East this season, end up going. “These are the games that we look forward to,” Elifritz said. “This is the type of rivalry we need and thrive on. Sometimes we win or lose when we come up here, but it’s always a good game for us. And we’ve won the last three years now.”

“I remember playing them (Versailles) in third and fourth grade back in AAU,” Mack said. “This definitely was (a big win), especially going into tomorrow (the draw).” And she’ll surely remember Saturday’s game, too. Miami East — 63 Angie Mack 6-3-18, Tori Nuss 0-0-0, Madison Linn 2-4-9, Ashley Current 2-5-9, Trina Current 2-37, Abby Cash 4-4-12, Leah Dunivan 2-4-8. Totals: 18-22-63. Versailles — 52 Rachel Kremer 4-1-10, Amanda Winner 2-5-9, Courtney Prenger 0-0-0, Lauren Bruns 0-00, Meagan Winner 0-0-0, Kayla McEldowney 3-0-8, Brooke Pothast 1-1-3, Christa Puthoff 13-5, Emily Harman 1-2-4, Katie Heckman 5-2-12. Totals: 17-1452. Score By Quarters ME..................20 37 47 63 Versailles .......17 29 39 52 3-point goals: Miami East — Mack 3, Linn. Versailles — Kremer, McEldowney 2. Records: Miami East 19-1. Versailles 17-3. Reserve score: Versailles 41, Miami East 33.

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Peterson named NFL’s Most Valuable Player NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Adrian Peterson called it a blessing in disguise. Strange way to describe a career-threatening major knee surgery. The Minnesota Vikings’ star came back better than ever, just missing Eric Dickerson’s longstanding rushing record and closing out the season with two of the top NFL awards from The Associated Press: Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year.

As sort of an added bonus, he beat Peyton Manning for both of them Saturday night. “My career could have easily been over, just like that,” the sensational running back said. “Oh man. The things I’ve been through throughout my lifetime has made me mentally tough. ” I’m kind of speechless. This is amazing, ” he said in accepting his awards, along with five others at the “2nd Annual NFL

Honors” show on CBS saluting the NFL’s best players, performances and plays from the 2012 season. The awards are based on balloting from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL. Manning’s own sensational recovery, from four neck surgeries, earned him Comeback Player honors. “This injury was unlike any other,” said the only four-time league MVP. “There really was no bar or

standard, there were no notes to copy. We were coming up with a rehab plan as we went.” Before sitting out 2011, Manning had never missed a start in his first 13 seasons with Indianapolis. But he was released by the Colts last winter because of his neck issues, signed with Denver and guided the Broncos to the AFC’s best record, 13-3. “Certainly you have double variables of coming off injury, not playing for

over year and joining a new team. That certainly added a lot to my plate, so it was hard to really know what to expect,” Manning said. “I can’t tell you how grateful and thankful I am. I can’t tell you how happy I am to be playing the game of football we all love so much.” Also honored were: Washington’s Robert Griffin III, who beat out a strong crop of quarterbacks for the top offensive rookie award. Houston end J.J. Watt,

who took Defensive Player of the Year, getting 49 of 50 votes. Bruce Arians, the first interim coach to win Coach of the Year after leading Indianapolis to a 9-3 record while head man Chuck Pagano was being treated for leukemia. Arians became Arizona’s head coach last month. Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly, the league’s leader in tackles with 164, who won the top defensive rookie award.


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No. 11 OSU edges Nebraska, 63-56

Troy’s Mackenzie Schulz dribbles the ball Saturday. ■ CONTINUED FROM A6 and everyone does everything they can to try to stop her. They just can’t. She sees non-stop faceguarding and double-teaming every night. And it doesn’t matter. “Some college is going to get a difference-maker from the beginning.” The win makes Troy 119 on the season and puts the Trojans all alone atop the GWOC North with two games to play at 7-1. That’s because Trotwood upset second-place Greenville Wednesday night while Troy was beating Butler to drop the Green Wave to 52. Greenville was facing Piqua on Saturday, as well. “These seniors are now one step closer to being part of a third straight GWOC North championship,” Kopp said. And they all played a part at different times in Saturday’s win. The Troy defense gave up only one field goal in the first quarter, but the Trojans still only led 7-3 after missing a few easy ones around the basket. After the Rams (7-13, 2-6) closed to within four, Wood stole the ball and took it in for a layup, added a free throw moments later then found Morgan Taylor open for one of her two clutch 3s on the night to push the lead to 10 at 16-6. Trotwood closed to within one at 24-23 late in the third quarter, but a bucket by Wood on the fast break and a free throw by Norris made it 27-23 heading into the final eight minutes. A Wood driveand-kick to Mackenzie Schulz brought the lead back to eight at 35-27 in the fourth, but again the Rams closed the gap. A 3 by Kyra Williams (10 points, 10 rebounds) made it 35-33 with two minutes to play. “Todda, she’s like having one and a half defenders on the floor. She got in some foul trouble in the first half tonight, but when she’s on the floor, I feel as if we’re playing with five and


Troy’s Todda Norris drives to the basket Saturday against Trotwood. a half defenders,” Kopp said. “I thought we had a ton of good looks inside early and just missed them, but Morgan hit a couple of big 3s for us. And Mackenzie — I didn’t even think she’d be here tonight after she got hurt against Butler Wednesday. Thursday she didn’t do anything, Friday she took a few jumpshots, and today … today I completely forgot she had been injured watching her play.” Trotwood was called for a technical foul with just over a minute to play, and Wood hit one of the free throws to make it a threepoint game. She then drove past the Trotwood defense and converted a layup in traffic to make it 38-33 with 30 seconds to go and basically sealed the game. “They cut it to two late, but we kept our composure,” Kopp said. “It definitely was (the seniors’ night).” The Trojans finish up on the road at Sidney Troy’s Morgan Taylor takes the ball to the basket Wednesday and Piqua on Saturday against Trotwood. Feb. 9. Trotwood — 33 McKenzie Moss 1-0-3, Antonia Moore 1-0-2, Chrissy Jewett 1-02, Khadijah Ahmad 1-0-2, Taylor Segar 0-2-2, Amaya Ahmad 1-0-2, Aysah Ingram 2-2-6, Maya Murray 0-0-0, Nia Martin 1-0-2, Jivonna McNair 0-2-2, Kyra Williams 4-0-10. Totals: 12-5-33.

Troy — 40 Mackenzie Schulz 1-2-4, Sierra Besecker 0-3-3, Todda Norris 1-2-4, Morgan Taylor 3-0-8, Cristina Dennison 0-0-0, Courtney Mazzulla 0-0-0, Maddy Taylor 0-0-0, Kristen Wood 5-1121. Totals: 10-18-40. Score By Quarters

Trotwood.............3 12 23 33 Troy.....................7 18 27 40 3-point goals: Trotwood — Moss, Williams 2. Troy — Mo. Taylor 2. Records: Trotwood 7-13, 2-6. Troy 11-9, 7-1. Reserve score: Troy 39, Trotwood 29.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ohio State opened a 15-point lead with 9 minutes left and still had to hold off Nebraska. Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 21 points and the 11th-ranked Buckeyes found themselves in a tight game down the stretch before warding off a late Cornhuskers surge in a 63-56 victory Saturday night. “We have to find a way to correct that,” Ohio State guard Aaron Craft said. “But you’ve got to give them a lot of credit, too. They really picked up their intensity, especially on the offensive boards, and we didn’t get adjusted to it. But you’ve got to be happy with a road win in this league. We found a way to stay on top and finish with a win.” Ohio State (17-4, 7-2 Big Ten) led 53-38 after a pair of free throws by Craft with 9:05 left. Nebraska (11-12, 2-8) then made its comeback, outscoring the Buckeyes 15-5 and cutting the lead to 58-53 on David Rivers’ free throws with 2:40 remaining. “We had a couple of careless possessions there that gave them easy baskets,” Ohio State coach Thad Matta. “Those things you can’t do on the road. But we’ll take whatever it was, seven points. … They’ve got the capability to kind of get rolling on you. You’ve got to be

careful with them.” Following an Ohio State miss, Nebraska’s Brandon Ubel and Andre Almeida each missed shots at the rim and Ubel missed a 3-point attempt. Craft hit a pair of free throws with 56 seconds left to put the Buckeyes up seven. “We just stayed aggressive; we need to keep that mindset,” Cornhuskers guard Dylan Talley said. “They are ranked in the top 10 for a reason, so they are going to make runs. So we needed to just stay strong and fight back and we did.” Ohio State won the game at the free throw line. The Buckeyes made 23 of 28, including all 10 of their first-half attempts. Nebraska was just 4 of 5 from the line. “It’s how you play, in terms of your style,” Matta said. “They shot 26 3s, we only shot 12. We were playing two different types of basketball.” Nebraska coach Tim Miles didn’t have any complaints about getting outscored by 19 from the foul line. “You trying to get me fined here? A reprimand?” Miles jokes when asked about the disparity. “That was a huge impact on the game. They’re very good when they’re on the attack and they do a great job not fouling. So you have to credit Ohio State.”

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Troy bowled its way to a sweep of Trotwoodin Greater Madison Western Ohio Conference North action Saturday morning at Troy Bowl. The Troy girls pulled away from the Rams to claim a 1,8011649 win while the boys shot 2,523 against a shorthanded Trotwood team. The Trojan girls (9-7, 81) were led by Allie Isner’s 194 game and Rachel Darrow’s 186 game. Andrew Spencer was high scorer for the Troy boys (14-2, 8-1), rolling games of 256-222 for a 478 series. Cameron Hughes posted a 421 series with games of 205-216. Michael Barkett rolled steady games of 205-202 for a 407 series. A.J. Bigelow posted a 258 in his only game

while Austin Eidemiller added a 205. Troy closes the regular season with Senior Night on Thursday against Butler. BOYS Trotwood 372-392-66-74 – 904 Troy 1,129-957-218-214 – 2,523 Trotwood: Autuan Carpenter 128-97, Adrian Gee 107-88, Raymond Gee 137-207. Troy: Cameron Hughes 205216, A.J. Bigelow 258, Andrew Spencer 256-222, Michael Barkett 205-202, Austin Eidemiller 205175, Corey Shiltz 142. GIRLS Trotwood 706-668-153-122 – 1,649 Troy 747-682-181-191 – 1,801 Trotwood: Krysta Coleman 200-120, Maeisha Gray 97-128, Brie Henderson 158-156, Mariah Jones 82-131, Tanyee Taylor 169133. Troy: Rachel Darrow 186-162, Allie Isner 194-144, Natalia Sainz 123-124, Rachel Wagner 116-136, Rahney Schmitz 128-116.

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Bulldogs take down rival Indians, 62-39 in action Tuesday at Twin MIAMI COUNTY Valley South, while PLEASANT HILL — Newton plays at Ansonia Ray Zawadzki said. “The Milton-Union coach Rusty Friday. ball was moving, and the Milton-Union — 62 Berner praised his team’s Poland 6-4-18, Stelzer 4-2-10, kids were shooting. When ability to turn defense Klosterman 3-0-7, Newman 2-1- you add those two things into offense Saturday in a 6, Dickison 1-1-3, Brumbaugh 1- together, good things can 62-39 victory over inter- 4-6, Albaugh 3-1-8, Brady 1-0-2, happen.” Pennington 1-0-2. Totals: 22-13county rival Newton. The Eagles are back in The Bulldogs led by 62. aciton Tuesday against Newton — 39 just five after the first Vance 3-4-10, Gerodimos 5-5- Middletown Christian. quarter, but outscored the 15, Hines 1-0-3, Brauer 2-2-6, Troy Christian — 62 Zawadzki 7-2-18, Varvel 1-0Indians 37-20 in the next Lavy 1-0-2, Walters 1-0-3. 3, George 1-0-2, Kirkpatrick 3-0two frames. Caleb Poland Totals: 13-11-39. Score By Quarters 8, Thomas 6-1-17, Boone 1-0-2, led the charge on offense M-U 15 29 52 62 Salazar 5-1-12. Totals: 24-4-62. for Milton with 18 points, Newton 10 15 30 39 Houston — 43 while Ben Stelzer added 3-point goals: Milton-Union Varnum 4-0-8, Richie 3-1-8, — Poland 2, Klosterman, Winter 3-0-6, Martin 4-2-10, 10. Newman, Albaugh. Newton — Phillipot 5-1-11. Totals: 19-4-43. “I thought our defen- Hines, Walters. Score By Quarters sive intensity was excelRecords: Milton-Union 11TC..................16 34 46 62 lent early on,” Berner 6. Houston.........10 20 32 43 3-point goals: Troy said. “After last night, we Troy Christian 62, Christian — Zawadzki (2), wanted to focus on playHouston 43 Varvel, Kirkpatrick (2), Thomas ing hard, playing smart HOUSTON — Two (4), Salazar. Houston — Richie. and playing together, Troy Christian records Records: TC 16-2. Houston especially on the defen- fell as the Eagles beat 9-9. sive end. I thought our Houston 62-43 Saturday. Miami East 38, guards did a good job of Graham 33 Troy Christian (16-2) pushing the tempo and hit a school record 10 3CASSTOWN — Miami leading us in transition. I pointers and point guard East’s Franco Villella and thought we did a good job Grant Zawadzki set a new Nick Beard were credited of finishing. But our record with 10 assists. He by coach Allen Mack for defense was really the also led the team with 18 shutting down Graham’s catalyst of generating points, while Spencer top two offensive players offense tonight.” Thomas hit four triples in the Vikings’ triangleBobby Gerodimos led and scored 17 points. and-two defense. the Indians with 15 Christian Salazar added Luke House and A.J. points, while Daniel Vance 12 points in the win. Hickman did the heavy added 10. “It was a great team lifting for the Vikings on The Bulldogs are back win,” Troy Christian coach the offensive end. Staff Reports

Miami East (11-6) defeated Graham 38-33 Saturday in Casstown. House led the way with 15 points, six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a blocked shot. Hickman added nine points, five rebounds and three assists. “We are very excited to beat another quality team with 10 wins,” Mack said. “It was a total team effort. We had seven guys that scored. Luke really stepped up and had one of his best games this year. “We had Franco playing in his first game back since getting injured last month, and he came in a played significant minutes for us. I thought him and Nick Beard really did a good job of limiting Graham’s top two guys in our triangle-and-two.” The Vikings are back in action at Bradford Friday. Graham — 33 Goddard 3-1-8, Springer 3-07, Allen 3-0-6, Lowery 3-0-6, Hanlin 0-3-3, Thomas 1-1-3. Totals: 13-5-33. Miami East — 38 House 5-5-15, Hickman 2-59, Hellyer 1-2-5, Villella 1-1-4, Jackson 0-2-2, Mack 0-2-2, Beard 0-1-1. Totals: 9-18-38. Score By Quarters Graham ............4 13 28 33

ME ..................10 14 24 38 3-point goals: Graham — Goddard, Springer. Miami East — Villella. Records: Miami East 11-6. Reserve score: Miami East 33, Graham 21.

Covington 63, Coldwater 54 COVINGTON — Ryan Craft had a game-high 20 points as the Covington Buccaneers (11-7) pulled away from Coldwater in the second half for a 63-54 victory Saturday. Troy Cron added 12 points and Cole and Dylan Owens each added nine as the Buccs turned a twopoint halftime lead into a seven-point edge after three quarters and never looked back. Covington travels to Franklin Monroe Friday. Springfield 64, Tippecanoe 43 SPRINGFIELD — Tippecanoe lost to Springfield by a score of 64-43 Saturday night. Tippecanoe is now 144. • Girls Tippecanoe 60, Spr. Shawnee 19 TIPP CITY — Experience and youth both paid dividends for the Tippecanoe Red

Devils on Senior Night Saturday in a 60-19 victory over Springfield Shawnee in Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division action. Senior Erica Comer and freshman Carly Clodfelter scored 13 points apiece to lead the Red Devils (12-9, 6-3), while sophomore Halee Printz added 10. Tippecanoe finishes the regular season at rival Kenton Ridge Feb. 9. Covington 29, Newton 25 PLEASANT HILL — Newton beat Covington earlier this season in a Cross County Conference game, but the Buccaneers (13-8) got a measure of payback Saturday, defeating the Indians (9-12) in a non-league contest, 29-25. Cassidy Cain led the Buccs with nine points and Jackie Siefring added six. Megan Rutledge led all scorers with 10 for Newton, while Trista Lavy scored six. Newton finishes the regular season Tuesday at Milton-Union, while Covington hosts Arcanum Thursday in its finale.


FOOTBALL NFL Playoff Glance All Times EST Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 5 Houston 19, Cincinnati 13 Green Bay 24, Minnesota 10 Sunday, Jan. 6 Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9 Seattle 24, Washington 14 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 12 Baltimore 38, Denver 35, 2OT San Francisco 45, Green Bay 31 Sunday, Jan. 13 Atlanta 30, Seattle 28 New England 41, Houston 28 Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 20 San Francisco 28, Atlanta 24 Baltimore 28, New England 13 Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 27 At Honolulu NFC 62, AFC 35 Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 At New Orleans Baltimore vs. San Francisco, 6 p.m. (CBS)

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB 30 15 .667 — New York 28 19 .596 3 Brooklyn 23 23 .500 7½ Boston 20 26 .435 10½ Philadelphia Toronto 17 30 .362 14 Southeast Division W L Pct GB 29 14 .674 — Miami Atlanta 26 20 .565 4½ 14 33 .298 17 Orlando Charlotte 11 35 .239 19½ Washington 11 35 .239 19½ Central Division W L Pct GB 29 18 .617 — Chicago Indiana 28 19 .596 1 25 21 .543 3½ Milwaukee Detroit 18 29 .383 11 Cleveland 14 34 .292 15½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Pct GB W L San Antonio 38 11 .776 — Memphis 30 16 .652 6½ Houston 26 23 .531 12 20 27 .426 17 Dallas 15 33 .313 22½ New Orleans Northwest Division Pct GB W L Oklahoma City 35 12 .745 — 30 18 .625 5½ Denver 26 21 .553 9 Utah Portland 23 23 .500 11½ Minnesota 18 26 .409 15½ Pacific Division Pct GB W L 34 14 .708 — L.A. Clippers 29 17 .630 4 Golden State 21 26 .447 12½ L.A. Lakers 17 32 .347 17½ Sacramento Phoenix 16 31 .340 17½ Friday's Games Toronto 98, L.A. Clippers 73 Indiana 102, Miami 89 Boston 97, Orlando 84 New York 96, Milwaukee 86 Brooklyn 93, Chicago 89 Philadelphia 89, Sacramento 80 Detroit 117, Cleveland 99 Memphis 85, Washington 76 Denver 113, New Orleans 98 Utah 86, Portland 77 Dallas 109, Phoenix 99 L.A. Lakers 111, Minnesota 100 Saturday's Games Chicago 93, Atlanta 76 New York 120, Sacramento 81 Cleveland 115, Oklahoma City 110 Houston 109, Charlotte 95 Minnesota 115, New Orleans 86 San Antonio 96, Washington 86 Milwaukee 107, Orlando 98 Utah at Portland, 10 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Sunday's Games L.A. Clippers at Boston, 1 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Detroit, 1 p.m. Miami at Toronto, 2 p.m. Monday's Games Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Washington, 7 p.m. Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. Detroit at New York, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Dallas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Utah, 9 p.m. Saturday's College Basketball Scores EAST Albany (NY) 79, Binghamton 46 American U. 68, Lafayette 64 Boston College 75, Clemson 68 Bryant 77, Monmouth (NJ) 62 Bucknell 69, Navy 54 CCSU 80, Fairleigh Dickinson 71 Caldwell 61, Sciences (Pa.) 55 Canisius 77, Iona 74 Castleton St. 88, Husson 82 Cazenovia 82, Penn St.-Harrisburg 73 Centenary (NJ) 86, Rosemont 71 Chestnut Hill 87, Concordia (N.Y.) 85 Cincinnati 65, Seton Hall 59 Colgate 63, Holy Cross 45 Cornell 71, Penn 69 Dartmouth 71, Yale 62 Delaware 71, UNC Wilmington 56 Dickinson 81, Washington (Md.) 46 E. Mennonite 76, Randolph 75 Edinboro 67, Clarion 54 Endicott 70, W. New England 64 FDU-Florham 54, King's (Pa.) 50 Farmingdale 62, Mount St. Vincent 49 Georgetown 68, St. John's 56 Gettysburg 79, Ursinus 67 Hartford 66, Boston U. 58 Harvard 89, Brown 82, 2OT Hobart 65, Skidmore 51 Indiana (Pa.) 55, Slippery Rock 49 Ithaca 74, Houghton 65 La Salle 80, George Washington 71 Loyola (Md.) 89, Niagara 87, 2OT Millersville 75, Mansfield 68 Misericordia 66, DeSales 55 Mount St. Mary's 91, Sacred Heart 82 NJ City 54, William Paterson 47 NYU-Poly 62, St. Joseph's (LI) 58 Northeastern 59, Drexel 52 Nyack 78, Wilmington (Del.) 77 Old Westbury 74, Yeshiva 59 Pittsburgh 65, Syracuse 55 Post (Conn.) 57, Holy Family 55 Princeton 72, Columbia 66 Queens (NY) 63, St. Thomas Aquinas 58 Quinnipiac 74, Wagner 69 Ramapo 74, Rowan 61 Regis (Mass.) 80, S. Vermont 51 Richard Stockton 82, Montclair St. 75

Robert Morris 60, LIU Brooklyn 57 Rutgers-Newark 72, College of NJ 58 Saint Joseph's 70, Temple 69 St. Bonaventure 68, Duquesne 60 St. Francis (Pa.) 64, St. Francis (NY) 61 Stony Brook 56, New Hampshire 54 UMBC 68, Maine 67 York (NY) 70, John Jay 63 MIDWEST Akron 86, Ohio 72 Ashland 81, Lake Erie 61 Augustana (SD) 60, St. Cloud St. 57 Bemidji St. 72, Sioux Falls 69 Bethany Lutheran 106, Northland 54 Bowling Green 70, Ball St. 59 Butler 75, Rhode Island 68 Calvin 92, Kalamazoo 50 Carleton 60, St. Mary's (Minn.) 47 Carroll (Wis.) 67, Cornell (Iowa) 57 Cleveland St. 77, Ill.-Chicago 66 Columbia (Mo.) 68, Park 54 Concordia (Mich.) 85, Marygrove 56 Concordia (Moor.) 85, Macalester 52 Concordia (St.P.) 89, Mary 78 Concordia (Wis.) 77, Rockford 66 Cornerstone 94, Michigan-Dearborn 54 Creighton 75, Bradley 58 Culver-Stockton 99, Peru St. 65 Drake 74, Indiana St. 71, OT Drury 94, Rockhurst 39 E. Kentucky 81, SE Missouri 72 Edgewood 78, Wis. Lutheran 66 Evangel 76, Baker 69 Ferris St. 59, Grand Valley St. 58 Green Bay 73, Loyola of Chicago 65 Grinnell 102, Beloit 98 Gustavus 86, Hamline 61 Hillsdale 56, Findlay 51 Hope 97, Albion 73 Illinois St. 83, S. Illinois 47 Indiana 81, Michigan 73 Iowa St. 79, Baylor 71 Kent St. 77, E. Michigan 62 Lawrence 80, Illinois College 57 Madonna 74, Davenport 64 Marian (Wis.) 81, Concordia (Ill.) 64 Miami (Ohio) 70, Cent. Michigan 61 Engineering 83, Milwaukee Dominican (Ill.) 66 Minn. St.-Mankato 83, Minot St. 72 Missouri 91, Auburn 77 Missouri St. 62, Evansville 61 N. Dakota St. 65, South Dakota 46 N. Iowa 57, Wichita St. 52 N. Michigan 59, Michigan Tech 55 North Central (Minn.) 78, Crown (Minn.) 76 North Dakota 69, Idaho St. 52 Northern St. (SD) 69, Upper Iowa 60 Northwestern 75, Purdue 60 Northwestern (Minn.) 70, Minn.Morris 67 Northwestern Ohio 67, Aquinas 64 Northwood (Mich.) 78, Saginaw Valley St. 71, OT Notre Dame 79, DePaul 71, OT Oakland 96, Nebraska-Omaha 81 Ohio St. 63, Nebraska 56 Oklahoma St. 85, Kansas 80 Olivet 80, Alma 76 S. Dakota St. 88, UMKC 57 SIU-Edwardsville 49, E. Illinois 45 SW Minnesota St. 63, Minn.Crookston 54 Saint Louis 81, Dayton 52 Siena Heights 71, Lawrence Tech 57 Spring Arbor 71, Indiana Wesleyan 68 St. Olaf 79, Bethel (Minn.) 73 St. Scholastica 82, Martin Luther 73 St. Thomas (Minn.) 66, Augsburg 56 Tiffin 98, Ohio Dominican 92 Toledo 69, N. Illinois 64 W. Illinois 68, IUPUI 59 W. Michigan 71, Buffalo 60 Walsh 65, Malone 55 Wayne (Mich.) 73, Lake Superior St. 63 Wayne (Neb.) 65, Minn. Duluth 55 Winona St. 73, Minn. St.-Moorhead 66 Wis.-La Crosse 67, Wis.-Stevens Pt. 62, OT Wis.-Parkside 77, Indianapolis 71 Wis.-River Falls 76, Wis.-Eau Claire 71 Wis.-Stout 53, Wis.-Platteville 50 Wis.-Superior 76, Wis.-Oshkosh 73, OT Wis.-Whitewater 63, St. Norbert 38 SOUTH Alabama 58, Vanderbilt 54 Alabama A&M 65, MVSU 64 Anderson (SC) 86, Mars Hill 64 Appalachian St. 74, W. Carolina 65 Ark.-Pine Bluff 81, Alabama St. 77 Bellarmine 86, Kentucky Wesleyan 69 Belmont 74, Tennessee Tech 52 Bethel (Tenn.) 81, Mid Continent 62 Bethune-Cookman 67, Florida A&M 65, OT Brescia 69, Berea 67, OT Bridgewater (Va.) 75, Roanoke 73 Bryan 71, Milligan 67 Campbellsville 65, Rio Grande 53 Catawba 73, Lincoln Memorial 63 Charlotte 66, UMass 65 Christian Brothers 57, Delta St. 46 Coastal Carolina 62, Radford 52 Coll. of Charleston 81, UNC Greensboro 59 Davidson 68, Wofford 57 Duke 79, Florida St. 60 ETSU 90, Lipscomb 88, OT Elon 77, Samford 66 FIU 76, Louisiana-Monroe 73 Florida 78, Mississippi 64 Florida Gulf Coast 81, Jacksonville 78 Francis Marion 83, Flagler 75 Ga. Southwestern 94, Young Harris 82 Gardner-Webb 76, Longwood 65 George Mason 74, James Madison 63 Georgetown (Ky.) 70, Cumberlands 49 Georgia 67, South Carolina 56 Georgia Southern 59, Chattanooga 57 Georgia St. 83, Old Dominion 63 Guilford 66, Shenandoah 55 Hampden-Sydney 77, Washington & Lee 67 Hampton 64, Morgan St. 62 High Point 78, Presbyterian 68 Jackson St. 84, Alcorn St. 71 Jacksonville St. 70, Morehead St. 59 King (Tenn.) 94, Barton 88 LSU 69, Mississippi St. 68 Lees-McRae 83, Pfeiffer 60 Lenoir-Rhyne 91, Newberry 79 Life 99, Freed-Hardeman 88 Lindsey Wilson 64, Shawnee St. 51 Louisiana Tech 64, Texas-Arlington 51 Marshall 75, UCF 71 Martin Methodist 57, Blue Mountain 51 Maryland 86, Wake Forest 60 Memphis 94, Tulsa 64 Mercy 76, Dist. of Columbia 71 Miami 79, NC State 78 Middle Tennessee 73, FAU 56 Mount Olive 87, North Greenville 82 Murray St. 75, Austin Peay 68, OT N. Kentucky 70, SC-Upstate 65 NC A&T 46, Md.-Eastern Shore 44



SPORTS ON TV TODAY GOLF 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Phoenix Open, final round, at Scottsdale, Ariz. 3 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour, Phoenix Open, final round, at Scottsdale, Ariz. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m. ESPN — Marquette at Louisville NFL FOOTBALL 6:29 p.m. CBS — Super Bowl XLVII, San Francisco vs. Baltimore, at New Orleans NHL HOCKEY 12:30 p.m. NBC — Pittsburgh at Washington WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. FSN — Oklahoma at West Virginia

MONDAY MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Notre Dame at Syracuse NBCSN — George Mason at Old Dominion 9 p.m. ESPN — Texas at West Virginia NHL HOCKEY 9 p.m. NBCSN — Dallas at Colorado WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Purdue at Penn St. 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Texas A&M at LSU NC Central 54, Delaware St. 43 Norfolk St. 80, Coppin St. 70 North Carolina 72, Virginia Tech 60, OT North Florida 64, Stetson 59 Richmond 73, Xavier 71 Rose-Hulman 54, Transylvania 49 Savannah St. 52, Howard 42 Southern Miss. 79, UAB 75 Southern U. 59, Grambling St. 31 Spalding 63, Blackburn 53 Spring Hill 80, Belhaven 68 St. Andrews 88, Reinhardt 82 St. Augustine's 65, Fayetteville St. 55 St. Catharine 76, Cumberland (Tenn.) 70 St. Leo 68, Nova Southeastern 65 The Citadel 84, Furman 79 Troy 71, Louisiana-Lafayette 52 Tusculum 66, Brevard 64 UNC Asheville 78, Campbell 61 Union (Ky.) 70, Va. Intermont 52 VCU 81, Fordham 65 Va. Wesleyan 86, Emory & Henry 63 West Liberty 74, Seton Hill 62 William & Mary 72, Hofstra 59 William Carey 62, Loyola NO 59 Winthrop 66, Liberty 56 Xavier (NO) 69, Talladega 61 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 73, Tennessee 60 Arkansas St. 75, North Texas 66, OT Cent. Arkansas 79, Nicholls St. 76 Denver 79, Texas St. 64 East Carolina 79, Rice 63 Houston 84, SMU 80, OT Houston Baptist 66, NJIT 57 Kansas St. 52, Oklahoma 50 Kentucky 72, Texas A&M 68, OT New Mexico St. 75, UTSA 62 Oral Roberts 65, SE Louisiana 59 Sam Houston St. 55, Texas A&M-CC 51 South Alabama 70, UALR 66 Stephen F. Austin 65, Lamar 51 Texas 60, TCU 43 Texas Southern 84, Prairie View 48 Texas-Pan American 68, Chicago St. 65 UTEP 62, Tulane 50 West Virginia 77, Texas Tech 61 FAR WEST Air Force 70, San Diego St. 67 BYU 96, Santa Clara 79 Boise St. 77, UNLV 72 California 58, Oregon 54 Colorado St. 65, Wyoming 46 Long Beach St. 50, Cal Poly 48 Montana 65, E. Washington 46 New Mexico 75, Nevada 62 S. Utah 78, N. Arizona 67 Saint Mary's (Cal) 77, Portland 42 San Francisco 86, Pepperdine 78 Utah 58, Colorado 55 Washington 96, Arizona St. 92 Weber St. 85, N. Colorado 64 Saturday's Scores Boys Basketball Apple Creek Waynedale 68, Rittman 52 Archbold 59, Defiance Tinora 37 Arlington 71, Mt. Blanchard Riverdale 30 Brookfield 66, Youngs. Liberty 62, OT Bryan 89, Sherwood Fairview 48 Casstown Miami E. 38, St. Paris Graham 33 Celina 62, St. Henry 61 Cin. Mariemont 62, Goshen 41 Cin. Moeller 51, Wilmington 40 Cin. Taft 82, Cin. Woodward 68 Cin. Walnut Hills 89, Cin. Turpin 82 Cle. Hts. Lutheran E. 57, N. Ridgeville Lake Ridge 41 Cle. Max Hayes 48, Andrews Osborne Academy 42 Clyde 80, Genoa Area 58 Cols. DeSales 66, Cols. Beechcroft 59 Cols. Northland 45, Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 39 Cols. St. Charles 46, Cols. Franklin Hts. 40 Cols. Watterson 65, Galloway Westland 54 Convoy Crestview 72, Hicksville 26 Covington 63, Coldwater 54 Creston Norwayne 58, Jeromesville Hillsdale 32 Dalton 70, Doylestown Chippewa 54 Day. Carroll 51, Bellbrook 41 Day. Christian 63, W. Alexandria Twin Valley S. 49 Day. Dunbar 80, Day. Jefferson 55 Day. Northridge 61, Day. Ponitz Tech. 54 Day. Thurgood Marshall 80, Xenia 77 Delphos St. John's 70, Van Wert Lincolnview 45 Dublin Coffman 63, Can. McKinley 60 Dublin Scioto 67, Plain City Jonathan Alder 34 Edgerton 68, W. Unity Hilltop 55 Elyria Open Door 73, Hartville Lake Center Christian 64 Fairfield 63, Cin. Anderson 56 Findlay 61, Cle. E. Tech 52 Findlay Liberty-Benton 58, Wapakoneta 42 Fremont Ross 88, Fostoria 34 Ft. Jennings 58, Harrod Allen E. 53

Gahanna Lincoln 65, Canal Winchester 56 Gates Mills Gilmour 73, Garfield Hts. Trinity 72 Germantown Valley View 69, New Lebanon Dixie 57 Gnadenhutten Indian Valley 59, W. Lafayette Ridgewood 56 Grove City Christian 57, Cols. Horizon Science 51 Haviland Wayne Trace 47, Kalida 44 Hudson 56, Orange 46 Kenton 68, Ada 66 Lakewood St. Edward 63, Cle. Benedictine 49 Lewisburg Tri-County N. 51, Ansonia 41 Lima Shawnee 72, Van Buren 62, OT Lincoln Park Charter, Pa. 99, E. Liverpool 56 London Madison Plains 50, S. Charleston SE 48 Mansfield Christian 65, Kingsway Christian 42 Mansfield Sr. 79, Lexington 53 Mansfield St. Peter's 84, Galion Northmor 46 Maria Stein Marion Local 58, Ft. Loramie 43 Massillon Tuslaw 77, StrasburgFranklin 32 Mentor 96, Cle. Hts. 87 Middletown Fenwick 56, W. Carrollton 53 Milford Center Fairbanks 48, W. Jefferson 45 Miller City 58, McComb 35 Milton-Union 62, Newton Local 39 New Bremen 51, Botkins 41 New Day Academy 51, Cle. St. Martin De Porres 49 New Knoxville 44, Lima Temple Christian 43 Norwalk 92, Port Clinton 33 Oldsmar Christian, Fla. 71, Day. Miami Valley 62 Ontario 64, Mansfield Madison 34 Orrville 69, Wooster Triway 59 Ottawa-Glandorf 74, Napoleon 54 Powell Olentangy Liberty 53, Cols. Upper Arlington 45 Sandusky Perkins 80, Sandusky 50 Spencerville 60, St. Marys Memorial 49 Springfield 64, Tipp City Tippecanoe 43 St. Clairsville 58, Cambridge 56, OT Troy Christian 62, Houston 43 Tuscarawas Cent. Cath. 59, Canton Heritage Christian 25 Uhrichsville Claymont 68, Coshocton 50 Van Wert 69, Lima Sr. 62 Versailles 55, Pitsburg FranklinMonroe 47 W. Chester Lakota W. 72, Kings Mills Kings 69 W. Liberty-Salem 53, Anna 50 W. Salem NW 57, Smithville 56 Wadsworth 62, Wooster 55 Warren Harding 54, Can. Timken 50 Westerville N. 82, Cols. East 56 Worthington Kilbourne 64, Thomas Worthington 22 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Ashville Teays Valley vs. Williamsport Westfall, ppd. Athens vs. Wellston, ppd. Bainbridge Paint Valley vs. Peebles, ppd. Beaver Eastern vs. Chillicothe Zane Trace, ppd. Belpre vs. Vincent Warren, ppd. to Feb 9. Beverly Ft. Frye vs. Waterford, ppd. Chillicothe Huntington vs. Washington C.H. Miami Trace, ppd. Cin. Withrow vs. Cin. Aiken, ppd. Crown City S. Gallia vs. Reedsville Eastern, ppd. to Feb 9. Frankfort Adena vs. Leesburg Fairfield, ppd. to Feb 9. Franklin Furnace Green vs. Willow Wood Symmes Valley, ppd. to Feb 4. Gallipolis Gallia vs. Wheelersburg, ppd. Hillsboro vs. Batavia, ppd. Ironton Rock Hill vs. Minford, ppd. Lancaster Fairfield Union vs. Crooksville, ppd. Logan vs. Chillicothe Unioto, ppd. to Feb 6. Lynchburg-Clay vs. Fayetteville-Perry, ppd. Martins Ferry vs. Steubenville, ppd. McArthur Vinton County vs. Southeastern, ppd. N. Robinson Col. Crawford vs. New Riegel, ppd. to Feb 4. Nelsonville-York vs. Stewart Federal Hocking, ppd. to Feb 12. Pickerington N. vs. Dresden TriValley, ppd. to Feb 9. Pomeroy Meigs vs. Bidwell River Valley, ppd. Raceland, Ky. vs. Portsmouth Notre Dame, ccd. Racine Southern vs. Albany Alexander, ppd. Rose Hill Christian, Ky. vs. Portsmouth Sciotoville, ppd. S. Webster vs. Portsmouth Clay, ppd.

Sunday, Febuary 3, 2013 to Feb 5. Thornville Sheridan vs. Marion Harding, ppd. Saturday's Scores Girls Basketball Akr. Buchtel 40, Cle. John Adams 37 Akr. Hoban 78, Chardon NDCL 34 Amanda-Clearcreek 63, BloomCarroll 30 Amherst Steele 55, Olmsted Falls 52 Apple Creek Waynedale 56, McDermott Scioto NW 48 Arcadia 58, Bloomdale Elmwood 39 Atwater Waterloo 42, E. Can. 33 Batavia Amelia 41, Goshen 29 Bay Village Bay 53, Avon 52 Beachwood 50, Gates Mills Hawken 35 Beavercreek 57, Springfield 26 Bellbrook 69, Franklin 35 Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan 50, Spring. NW 39 Beloit W. Branch 52, Minerva 40 Berlin Hiland 79, Newcomerstown 32 Brecksville-Broadview Hts. 54, Berea 29 Brookfield 42, West Middlesex, Pa. 35 Brooklyn 40, Rocky River Lutheran W. 37 Brunswick 55, Elyria 40 Bucyrus Wynford 52, N. Robinson Col. Crawford 46 Meadowbrook 42, Byesville Coshocton 36 Cardington-Lincoln 61, Mt. Gilead 51, OT Carlisle 46, Day. Northridge 30 Casstown Miami E. 63, Versailles 52 Castalia Margaretta 78, Sandusky St. Mary 46 Centerville 73, Clayton Northmont 36 Chagrin Falls 77, Orange 6 Chagrin Falls Kenston 46, Aurora 38 Cin. Anderson 37, Kings Mills Kings 29 Cin. Christian 43, Cin. Summit Country Day 36 Cin. Glen Este 53, Milford 34 Cin. N. College Hill 43, Cin. Summit Country Day 36 Cin. Princeton 64, Mason 55 Cin. Sycamore 39, Cin. Oak Hills 38 Clarksville Clinton-Massie 64, London 29 Cle. E. Tech 67, Steubenville 53 Cle. Hts. 59, Bedford 40 Cle. Max Hayes 48, Andrews Osborne Academy 42 Clyde 52, Port Clinton 48 Cols. Bexley 55, Whitehall-Yearling 41 Cols. DeSales 55, Cols. Watterson 43 Cols. Hartley 43, Cols. Ready 30 Continental 48, Paulding 30 Covington 29, Newton Local 25 Cuyahoga Hts. 29, Independence 16 Dalton 37, Massillon Tuslaw 35 Day. Meadowdale 103, Ridgeway Ridgemont 29 Delaware Buckeye Valley 41, Marion Elgin 27 E. Cle. Shaw 55, Warren Harding 32 Eastlake N. 67, Painesville Riverside 42 Eaton 45, Day. Oakwood 31 Euclid 72, Warrensville Hts. 13 Fairborn 43, Lebanon 35 Fairview 58, Oberlin 16 Fredericktown 40, Danville 30 Ft. Recovery 69, Union City Mississinawa Valley 37 Gahanna Christian 44, Madison Christian 29 Gallipolis Gallia 59, Portsmouth 46 Geneva 44, Willoughby S. 29 Green 49, Lodi Cloverleaf 44 Hamilton 45, Cin. Colerain 32 Holgate 64, McComb 57 Houston 47, DeGraff Riverside 22 Hudson 74, Shaker Hts. 35 Jackson Center 59, Lima Perry 58 Jefferson Area 49, Conneaut 22 Johnstown-Monroe 70, Loudonville 34 Kent Roosevelt 44, Akr. Springfield 41 Kirtland 68, Middlefield Cardinal 21 Lakewood 50, Elyria Cath. 38 Lancaster 40, Van Wert 37 Lewis Center Olentangy 47, New Albany 36 Liberty Twp. Lakota E. 60, Middletown 48 Lorain Clearview 61, Columbia Station Columbia 43 Lyndhurst Brush 54, Parma Hts. Valley Forge 31 Malvern 48, Kidron Cent. Christian 45 Mansfield St. Peter's 46, Ashland Crestview 42 Marietta 58, Dover 56 Medina 65, Strongsville 25 Medina Highland 57, Macedonia Nordonia 42 Mentor Lake Cath. 60, Parma Padua 48 Middleburg Hts. Midpark 51, Avon Lake 33 Miller City 60, Haviland Wayne Trace 53 Millersburg W. Holmes 63, Mansfield Madison 43 Mogadore Field 55, Streetsboro 47 Mt. Blanchard Riverdale 63, Ontario 52 Mt. Vernon 34, Marion Harding 15 N. Ridgeville Lake Ridge 51, Youngs. Ursuline 34 New Carlisle Tecumseh 73, Bellefontaine 64 New Knoxville 60, Sidney Lehman 26 New Madison Tri-Village 73, Brookville 49 New Riegel 62, Van Buren 58 Oberlin Firelands 62, Wellington 35 Orrville 77, Ashland 57 Ottoville 67, Leipsic 45 Pandora-Gilboa 41, Kalida 38 Parma Normandy 53, Cuyahoga Falls 52 Peninsula Woodridge 50, Rootstown 46 Perry 64, Chesterland W. Geauga 63, OT Plymouth 52, New London 49 Powell Olentangy Liberty 44, Cols. Upper Arlington 30 Ravenna 47, Akr. Coventry 30 Ravenna SE 60, Garrettsville Garfield 33 Richfield Revere 59, Copley 29 Richwood N. Union 77, Sparta Highland 28 Riverside Stebbins 87, Spring. Kenton Ridge 43 Sandusky 64, Fostoria 30 Sandusky Perkins 51, Oak Harbor 44 Sheffield Brookside 40, Medina Buckeye 37 Shekinah Christian 43, McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley 40 Solon 54, Twinsburg 48 Spring. Greenon 56, Urbana 55 Springboro 47, Miamisburg 35 St. Bernard Roger Bacon 49, Cin. Oyler 47 Stow-Munroe Falls 40, Mentor 38 Strasburg-Franklin 53, Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley 36


Sugarcreek Garaway 78, Magnolia Sandy Valley 19 Sycamore Mohawk 48, Vanlue 29 Tipp City Tippecanoe 60, Spring. Shawnee 19 Troy 40, Trotwood-Madison 33 Upper Sandusky 42, New Washington Buckeye Cent. 29 W. Jefferson 40, Cols. Grandview Hts. 18 W. Liberty-Salem 53, Spring. Cath. Cent. 48 Wadsworth 64, Tallmadge 19 Westerville N. 61, Westerville Cent. 35 Westlake 61, N. Olmsted 22 Xenia 63, W. Carrollton 55 Youngs. Boardman 57, Warren Howland 37 Youngs. East 56, Barberton 41 Zanesville 45, Cambridge 20 Zanesville Rosecrans 30, Warsaw River View 28 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Ashville Teays Valley vs. Lancaster Fairfield Union, ppd. Bowerston Conotton Valley vs. Louisville Aquinas, ccd. Crooksville vs. New Lexington, ppd. to Feb 13. Dresden Tri-Valley vs. Zanesville W. Muskingum, ppd. to Feb 4. Frankfort Adena vs. Lucasville Valley, ppd. Greenwich S. Cent. vs. Monroeville, ppd. to Feb 9. Hillsboro vs. London Madison Plains, ppd. to Feb 6. Latham Western vs. Portsmouth Notre Dame, ppd. Lees Creek E. Clinton vs. Washington C.H. Miami Trace, ppd. Leesburg Fairfield vs. Southeastern, ppd. Logan vs. Jackson, ppd. to Feb 7. Manchester vs. Willow Wood Symmes Valley, ppd. Piketon vs. New Boston Glenwood, ppd. to Feb 4. Pomeroy Meigs vs. Nelsonville-York, ppd. Portsmouth Sciotoville vs. Rose Hill Christian, Ky., ppd. Thornville Sheridan vs. McConnelsville Morgan, ppd. to Feb 4. Vincent Warren vs. Chillicothe, ppd. vs. Waynesfield-Goshen Wapakoneta, ccd. Wellston vs. Williamsport Westfall, ppd. Zanesville Maysville vs. Philo, ppd. to Feb 4.

HOCKEY National Hockey League All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 8 5 3 0 10 24 19 Pittsburgh N.Y. Islanders 7 4 2 1 9 27 23 New Jersey 7 3 1 3 9 17 19 N.Y. Rangers 8 4 4 0 8 19 22 Philadelphia 9 3 6 0 6 21 26 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 8 6 1 1 13 24 19 Boston 8 5 2 1 11 24 14 Ottawa Montreal 7 5 2 0 10 24 16 8 4 4 0 8 21 23 Toronto 8 3 4 1 7 24 29 Buffalo Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 8 6 2 0 12 39 21 8 3 4 1 7 24 32 Winnipeg Carolina 7 3 4 0 6 18 23 Washington 8 2 5 1 5 18 27 7 2 5 0 4 16 27 Florida WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 8 6 0 2 14 25 18 Chicago St. Louis 8 6 2 0 12 31 19 Detroit 8 4 3 1 9 22 24 9 3 5 1 7 18 28 Columbus 7 2 2 3 7 12 19 Nashville Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 8 4 2 2 10 21 20 Vancouver 8 4 3 1 9 20 21 Edmonton Minnesota 8 4 3 1 9 20 22 8 4 4 0 8 19 20 Colorado 5 1 3 1 3 14 21 Calgary Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 7 7 0 0 14 29 12 San Jose 6 4 1 1 9 20 18 Anaheim Phoenix 9 3 4 2 8 27 26 Dallas 9 3 5 1 7 17 23 Los Angeles 6 2 2 2 6 12 16 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday's Games Dallas 4, Phoenix 3, SO Washington 3, Philadelphia 2 Carolina 1, Ottawa 0 Tampa Bay 8, Winnipeg 3 Detroit 5, St. Louis 3 Vancouver 2, Chicago 1, SO Anaheim 3, Minnesota 1 Saturday's Games Pittsburgh 5, New Jersey 1 Montreal 6, Buffalo 1 Colorado 3, Edmonton 1 Boston 1, Toronto 0 Philadelphia 5, Carolina 3 N.Y. Rangers 3, Tampa Bay 2 Columbus 4, Detroit 2 Phoenix 2, Dallas 0 Chicago at Calgary, 10 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Nashville at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sunday's Games Pittsburgh at Washington, 12:30 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal, 2 p.m. Florida at Buffalo, 3 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m. Monday's Games Carolina at Toronto, 7 p.m. Dallas at Colorado, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

GOLF Waste Management Phoenix Open Scores Saturday At TPC Scottsdale Scottsdale, Ariz. Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,216; Par: 71 Third Round Phil Mickelson...............60-65-64—189 Brandt Snedeker ..........64-66-65—195 Padraig Harrington .......64-70-63—197 Ryan Moore ..................66-66-65—197 Troy Matteson ...............67-65-66—198 Brendan Steele.............69-65-65—199 Bill Haas........................65-64-70—199 Scott Piercy...................70-66-64—200 Brendon de Jonge........66-67-67—200 Gary Woodland.............67-66-67—200 Roberto Castro.............65-68-67—200 Hunter Mahan...............67-67-67—201 Bryce Molder ................67-67-67—201 Billy Horschel................69-68-64—201 Ted Potter, Jr. ................64-69-68—201


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‘Catfished’ • Continued from A1 has denied any part in the hoax, a claim Tuiasosopo has confirmed. The story made national headlines as many wondered how a star football player at a prominent university could fall victim to such a fanciful hoax. Current — a former offensive lineman at Troy High School and the University of Wisconsin — understands all too well. It almost happened to him — and it did happen to a number of Troy High School athletes. In January 2008, Current — an All-Ohio lineman at Troy — graduated high school early and enrolled early at Wisconsin. Soon after arriving in Madison, Wisc., he opened a Facebook account. That’s when he had his first encounter with someone claiming to be “Kristen (last name withheld).” “A little bit of time after I got Facebook, I get a friend request from a girl named Kristen,” Current said. “She said she was from Troy and she was a pretty good-looking girl, so I accepted her friend request. It wasn’t too long after that that she started blowing me up with messages. It was real sexual stuff. She kept trying to get my phone number, but I was real hesitant to give it to her. She was always trying to pry it out of me, but I never gave it to her. But I know there were a couple of people who did — some of them even talked to her on the phone.” One of those people who talked to her on the phone was Troy High School and The Ohio State University graduate Alex Baker. Baker — a childhood friend of Current’s — had played alongside Current on the offensive line, starting two years at center for the Trojans. While Kristen was making contact with Current in Wisconsin, she also was contacting Baker — along with dozens of others, both Baker and Current say — back in Ohio. Baker said he would enter into an online relationship with Kristen that would continue through his freshman year at Ohio State. Unlike Current, Baker’s involvement with Kristen involved both text messages and phone calls. “This girl started talking to me on Facebook — and she had like 20 pictures and they were all of the same girl,” Baker said. “She was pretty hot, so obviously I kept talking to her. Eventually we exchanged numbers and we started talking and texting. I remember talking to her on the phone — she definitely had a girl’s voice. I remember I was home for spring break my freshman year — it was the only year I didn’t go to Panama (City Beach) or New Orleans — and I was sledgehammering down a brick wall for my mom. I called her up and asked if she wanted to go on a date. I remember she had a really cute voice. She said she couldn’t go on a date because her mom owned a bar in New Carlisle and she had to work late — it all sounded legit.” Former Troy High School quarterback Tyler Wright — who was a grade behind Current and Baker — started hearing from Kristen when he was still in high school — and, it bears mentioning, a minor at the time. “She was very much upfront about what she wanted,” said Wright, who is a senior at Bluffton University, where he plays both football and baseball. “She had all these sexual intentions. I talked to her on the phone a couple of times — she even asked me to send her some picture messages, but I never did.”

“ … been around for a long time.” Art Jipson, a professor of sociology and criminology at the University of Dayton, said the practice of leading others on in deceptive romantic relationships is nothing new — and has


Former Troy High School football player Tyler Wright — shown here playing for the Trojans in 2008 — was the attempted victim of an online hoax his senior year at Troy. Wright said an online user made sexual advances to him and other former Trojan athletes via the social media site Facebook. been around long before the Internet existed. “Relationships formed at a distance have been around for a long time,” Jipson said. “When you think about it, there used to be letters that were fraudulent and phone calls that were deceptive. There were personal ads in the newspaper in which people lied about how they looked or how old they were or what have you. Even on old-fashioned community bulletin boards, you used to see people who would post pictures and say, ‘My name is so-and-so and this is what I look like’ — and it would turn out to be a complete fabrication.” While the practice has been in existence practically since Neanderthals were drawing fake pictures on cave walls, however, Jipson said the Internet — and particularly social media sites such as Facebook — has led to increased occurrences of romantic hoaxes. The practice has become so common that a new term, “catfishing,” has been permanently added to the American lexicon. In 2010, a documentary film titled “Catfish” showed a young man was involved in an online relationship with someone who was not who she had claimed to be. The film was later adapted into an MTV show, which began airing just before Te’o’s story broke. “The difference now is, in this online community in which we live, not only is it easier and faster to create a deception, but the ability to manage multiple relationships,” Jipson said. “If you go back to the emergence of the Internet, as we understand it, in the early-1990s, there were LISTSERVS and other means in which these sorts of frauds took place. Now that we live in this era of Facebook and social media, it’s extremely easy to accomplish. Really, anyone can establish a fake identity — all they have to have is an email address. You’ve seen such a rise in the proliferation of these types of frauds or hoaxes because there are more and more tools with which to be deceptive. “If you look at the complexity of the deception, through social media — whether it be Facebook or Twitter or what have you — not only can people build fake identities, but they can build entire fictional life stories for the fake identities. We have the unparalleled ability to construct false identities that we never really had before.” Reaction to Te’o’s story was swift and — more often than not — vitriolic. Many thought he was involved in the hoax in an attempt to help build sympathy and his Heisman campaign, even more thought he was guilty of lying about being hoaxed — and most seemed to think he was guilty of being naive or foolish, at the very least. All, seemingly, were confused. Jipson was not one of them. “Before we cast dispersions on this young man, we have to ask ourselves how many of us have established relationships — not necessarily romantic — with peo-

ple we don’t even know? How often has someone read a beautiful work of poetry and fallen in love with the mind of the poet? The emotions are just as real,” Jipson said. “How often do we form relationships and attachments and strong bonds with people we don’t really need in our lives? How many people have a strong connection with the President of the United States — whether it be positive or negative — and have never met him? It may not be romantic, but — and you saw this at the end of our recent campaign cycle — the bonds were just as strong for people who voted for their candidate. “Manti Te’o is an athlete — how many people formed strong bonds with him, when they had never met him or never even been near him? How many people form strong bonds with athletes whom they’ve never met before? It happens all the time, really. Those bonds they form may not necessarily turn romantic, but they are still strong, emotional bonds that are formed when clearly they’ve never met this person. So maybe we shouldn’t be so quick to cast dispersions on this young man — think about how many we’ve all formed bonds with people we don’t necessarily know.”

“I was pretty suspicious from the beginning.” Current was immediately skeptical of Kristen — whom he had no recollection of despite growing up in the small town of Troy — and soon made it his mission to get to the bottom of just who she really was. “I knew a lot of people in high school,” Current said. “I wasn’t sure how I could have never known this person in school. I would have thought if there had been a girl this good looking in our school, I would have known about her. When I asked her, she said she had moved to Troy from California and had been home schooled.” “You have to remember, this was before the movie or television show ‘Catfish.’ I really didn’t know what I was doing. But I was pretty suspicious from the beginning — I don’t know, maybe it was that ‘Don’t talk to Stranger Danger’ stuff that my mom taught me kicked in. I talked to a couple of other kids who were still back in high school who were friends with her on Facebook — even some girls. I asked who had seen this girl. Nobody had. But there were a couple of situations where a guy was going to take her on a date and she didn’t show up. She always had an excuse — she had to work late or whatever. There were some guys who got pretty attached to her. I know there was at least one guy who was in an online relationship with her for like a year. Basically, he got ‘catfished.’” One of those who grew attached to Kristen was Baker, who said he had no idea his best friend — who was seldom in contact his freshman year at Wisconson as he grew accustomed to both a full course load and

the rigors of football at a major university — also was talking to the same girl. Despite repeated attempts, however, Baker said he never was able to meet Kristen in person. Every time he tried to set up a date, he said, she would agree — only to come up with an excuse at the last minute. For Baker, the tipping point came as his freshman year at Ohio State was drawing to a close and he invited Kristen to his fraternity’s spring formal. “Our fraternity had a formal coming up — and I thought, ‘What a great time to bring a girl on a date to a party.’ She claimed she went to (Ohio University), but she would be able to come up for the formal,” Baker said. “I was really excited; I was ready to meet this girl. But when the day of the formal actually came, she told me something had come up and she couldn’t make it. That’s what would always happen. Whenever we were supposed to meet, something would come up and she couldn’t make it — but she always wanted to continue talking to me over the phone or texting me.” “I told Jake about her and that’s when he told me the girl had been doing the same thing to him. I had never mentioned it to him before. That’s when we found out she had been doing it to like 20 guys or something like that — who knows how many she really tried to do it to.” Unbeknownst to Baker, while he was trying to meet Kristen, his friend was launching his own investigation to find out if she truly existed or was just an online figment of the imagination. “After all of this — you have to remember, those CSI shows were pretty big at the time — I sort of made it my mission to find out what was going on. I started getting stories from other people who had heard from her, and some of the stories didn’t add up,” Current said. “She had told one person she had moved here from Texas and another person she had moved here from California” “So I started to question her about things in Troy, to see if she knew about Troy. I asked her where she lived in Troy and she said she lived in King’s Chapel, and I was like, ‘OK, that’s a real place.’ I kept trying to trip her up, but she seemed to know a lot about Troy. Everything I asked her about Troy — the geography, the people, whatever — she was able to answer. It became pretty obvious that it was someone from Troy who was doing this.” After several weeks of chatting online, Kristen finally made the mistake Current had been waiting for. “She said she used to date a guy from Tipp (City) — honestly, I don’t even remember his name anymore,” Current said. “I didn’t know him, but I knew a couple of other guys from Tipp who told me about him, so I reached out to this kid. When I asked him about her, he said he hadn’t dated her, but she had been in touch with him on Facebook and basically had

been doing the same thing to him that she had been doing to me. As soon as he accepted her as a friend on Facebook, she started sending him a lot of sexual messages on Facebook. He had been talking to her for like two years on Facebook. “After I found this out, I basically went on her Facebook page and called her out. I wanted to expose her. I told her she was a fraud and a hoax and that she was (messing) with peoples’ lives. Within a day, all of my posts had been deleted and I had been blocked from her page. I couldn’t see what she was doing on her page anymore, but I told everyone I knew who had been in touch with her that it was a fraud and a hoax.” One of those people Current warned was Baker, who — like Current — confronted Kristen and, as a result, was removed from the situation. “Once Jake had all the evidence, I was talking to her on the phone in Smith Hall (dormitory) and I set a trap for her,” Baker said. “When she got caught in it, I totally called her out on it. She got really mad and told me we were never going to speak again. Then she blocked my number.” Soon after he and others confronted her, Current said, Kristen deleted her Facebook account. “She just disappeared,” Current said. Maybe not. In 2010 — a year after Kristen had deleted her account — Wright, who was going to college and coaching the Troy High School freshman boys basketball team at the time, said he heard from a familiar voice, apparently back from the “dead.” “When I was coaching the (Troy) freshman boys (basketball team), we were getting ready to go to a game and one of my players got a phone call,” Wright said. “Joking around, I grabbed the phone from him and told the person on the other end they’d have to to call him back later; we were getting ready for a game. When I heard the girl talk, I knew I had heard that voice before. It was the same voice. It was the same voice, posing as a different girl. I asked the kid what her name was and he said it was ‘Emma (name withheld).’ she was Supposedly Kristen’s cousin. I asked him if he had ever actually met her before and he said he hadn’t, that he had just been talking to her online. I told him he better watch out.”

“I could see how it could be a big problem” Fortunately for all three former Trojans, there’s a happy ending to the story — and all of them were able to get untangled before the web’s bonds became too tight. Current went on to play in two Rose Bowls for the Badgers, graduate from college and is enrolled in graduate school in Madison. Baker — an Air Force ROTC student — graduated with honors from Ohio State and currently is in Air Force flight school, hoping to become a jet fighter pilot. Wright was a two-sport star at Bluffton and will graduate this spring with a teaching degree. All three agree the situation could have turned out much worse than it did. “For me, it was no real harm done,” Current said. “I just sort of forgot about it. It was something we may joke about when I was home for the holidays and hanging out with my friends, but for the most part, it wasn’t that big of a deal. It kind of just went away — until this Manti Te’o thing came up. As soon as I heard about that, I texted Baker and said, ‘It looks like Kristen is back — and she’s moved up from hitting on guys in Troy, Ohio, to messing with Heisman candidates and All-Americans and the University of Notre Dame.” Baker admits he took the

news a little harder than Current after developing some feelings for Kristen. “I guess I was stunned. And I was kind of mad — because when she wasn’t talking about dirty stuff with me, we did just talk about normal stuff,” he said. “She really did seem like a normal, fun girl when she wasn’t talking dirty.” That, Jipson said, is a prime motive for “catfishers.” Either they are looking to extort something material out of the victim, or they are looking to win the victim’s feelings. “When you look at most people who perpetrate online frauds, whether they be criminal or romantic or whatever the fraud may be, usually there’s either a material or immaterial benefit to that person,” he said. “The material benefit is obvious — they are looking to get money or that sort of thing. With the immaterial benefit, they are looking to get power or control or influence over someone. It makes them feel powerful. It gives them a sense of the ability to force others into situations they would not normally experience and they feel as though they are benefiting in some significant way. ‘I am in control, I am the one manipulating things.’” Baker said he was lucky his manipulation only went so far — and that he recovered quickly. He says he knows now it could have been much worse. “If I was a different person — like my freshman roommate, who never left our room and spent his whole life on the computer, I could really see how this could mess someone up,” Baker said.” If something like this fell into the wrong person’s lap, I could see how it could be a big problem. Fortunately for me, I had a lot of other things going on in my life.”

“… you have to go into things with a certain skepticism.” Having lived through it himself, Current said he would caution anyone — particularly teenagers, the most fervent social media users — to enter into every online relationship with caution. “I would tell kids what I tell my 17-year-old sisters — only add Facebook friends who you’ve actually met,” Current said. “If you’ve never met them, don’t add them. Obviously I haven’t always practiced what I preach, but still, if you don’t know them, don’t add them. I know it may look cool to have a lot of friends on Facebook, but what are you really getting? Just a bunch of random people cluttering up your news feed.” Jipson offered similar advice. “I think certainly you have to go into things having a healthy skepticism — you have to remember that not everything you see on the Internet is true. Second, I think you have to see if something passes the ‘gut test.’ If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Third, I think we have to educate ourselves to be savvy and informed when using the Internet. If you are going to put something on the Internet, it has to be something you would be willing to have printed on the front page of your hometown newspaper — or, in the case of Manti Te’o, something you would be willing to have printed on the front page of the New York Times.” Te’o’s story should serve as a healthy reminder of what can happen when online users let their guard down, Wright said. “I remember talking to my folks after the Manti Te’o thing came out,” Wright said. “They said he’s crazy and that he was making this stuff up. But I told them, ‘This stuff happens to people. I have had someone try to do it to me.’ People get duped. People get fooled. There are people out there and that is what they pride themselves on.”


Sunday, February 3, 2013 • A11


Few surprises in Super Bowl ads NEW YORK (AP) — So much for surprises. The majority of the 30-plus Super Bowl advertisers have been releasing their spots in the days leading up to the game. So it’s unlikely there’ll be lots of action off the football field to make viewers drop their jaws on Sunday. Advertising fans already can catch a glimpse of “Spider-Man” actor Willem Dafoe in a Mercedes-Benz ad. They can watch a baby Clydesdale grow up in an Anheuser-Busch commercial. They even can spot old people partying in a Taco Bell ad. Gone are the days when Super Bowl spots were closely-guarded secrets. With the growth of social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, it’s no surprise that more advertisers are releasing ads online up to a week or more before Game Day. In recent years, more advertisers have been making their spots public before the Big Game. This year, 26 of the 35 or so advertisers have released their spots, with more reveals expected, according to Companies have good reason for doing this. Last year, Super Bowl ads released early were watched 600 percent more times with 9.1 million average views than ones released after the game, according to, which hosts advertisers’ commercials on its site. “The conversation has gone from Monday morning around the water cooler to social media, so basically what that means is there’s no downside in showing your cards early and getting people to talk about it and starting up some buzz,” said Charlie Warzel, staff writer at Adweek Magazine. Still, Warzel said not everyone likes seeing ads early. “There are a lot of people who want to be surprised and can’t help but see these things floating around the Internet or picked up by news agencies. So the element of surprise is taken away.” To be sure, a few companies are betting that there’s still cachet in making the “big reveal.” The few advertisers that are



This undated screenshot provided by PepsiCo shows the Super Bowl advertisement for PepsiCo’s PepsiNext.For its halftime intro spot, Pepsi, the sponsor of the Super Bowl halftime show, created a collage of 1,000 user-submitted photos that are stitched together to create a 30-second video that looks like one person jumping to the tune of Beyonce’s “Countdown.” The spot introduces the pop star’s halftime show. staying mum this year are hoping they can accomplish what Chrysler did last year its twominute halftime spot featuring Clint Eastwood was so unexpected that it was one of the most memorable ads of the game. “Last year, Chrysler shocked everyone with a Clint Eastwood ad no one knew about,” said Barbara Lippert, a columnist at “This year, no one knows what Chrysler is doing.” Besides Chrysler, companies that haven’t revealed their spots yet include Mondelez’ Oreo and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry. All the companies have so far declined to discuss their plans for Super Bowl publicly. “Oreo has developed this ad for the Super Bowl and, as such, it’s only fitting that it debuts during the Super Bowl,” according to an Oreo statement. That hasn’t stopped ad experts from speculating. “Oreo’s advertising might really hit the mark because people are tired of sex and beer,” Lippert, the columnist, said. “Blackberry’s commercial is coming from a British agency so I have high hopes for


This undated screenshot provided by Taco Bell shows the Super Bowl advertisement for Taco Bell. Gone are the days when Super Bowl spots were closely-guarded secrets. it.” Procter & Gamble’s Tide also hasn’t released its ad, but it has given some details. For instance, the company said that the ad will include both teams in the Super Bowl the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens and discuss stains that might be worth keeping.

“We feel that the magic of the ad would be lost if we revealed it before its slot in the game,” said Chris Lillich, the company’s associate marketing director. There might also be some surprises from advertisers that have already released ads. Experts say some companies may tinker with their plans.

Advertisers are finding new ways to get viewers into the game during Super Bowl XLVII, which airs on CBS today. Here are 5 campaigns that enlist viewer help in one form or another. 1. Coca-Cola created an online game that pits a troupe of showgirls, biker-style “badlanders” and cowboys against each other in a race to find a Coke in the desert. Viewers are encouraged to vote for their favorite group and set up obstacles that delay other groups on Coca-Cola’s online game is alluded to in a Super Bowl ad and the winning group which has the most “for” votes and the least “obstacle” votes will be announced after the Big Game. Coke will also give the first 50,000 people who vote a free Coke. 2. For its halftime intro spot, Pepsi, the sponsor of the Super Bowl halftime show, created a collage of 1,000 usersubmitted photos that are stitched together to create a 30-second video that looks like one person jumping to the tune of Beyonce’s “Countdown.” The spot introduces the pop star’s halftime show. 3. Toyota invited people to submit photos of themselves on Instagram or Twitter between Jan. 2 to Jan. 12 with the hashtag wishgranted. The photos were entered into a contest to win a spot on Toyota’s Super Bowl ad. The ad stars Kaley Cuoco from CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” granting wishes. A photo of the winner, Ryan Koch of Fitchburg, Wis., will be featured in the ad. 4. Ford Motor Co. enlisted latenight talk show host Jimmy Fallon to choose road trip stories submitted via Twitter with the hashtag steerthescript for its Lincoln Super Bowl ad. The story line of the Lincoln ad was developed from 6,117 Tweets and stars rapper Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons and Wil Wheaton. 5. Audi let viewers choose one of three possible endings for its Game Day spot by voting online on Jan. 25 for 24 hours. The ad shows a boy who gets enough confidence from driving his father’s Audi to the prom to kiss his dream girl, even though he is then decked by her boyfriend. Audi allowed people to vote for one of three potential endings for the ad.

Detroit, Toyota see big sales gains State OKs tax credit for company DETROIT (AP) — consumers American ignored tax increases and trudged through winter weather to buy new cars and trucks at an unusually strong pace last month. It was the auto industry’s best January since 2008. “It was like a sprinter out of the starting blocks,” said Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation Inc., the country’s largest auto dealership chain. U.S. auto sales rose 14 percent to more than 1 million. Toyota’s 27 percent gain was the biggest among the major car com-

panies. Ford’s sales jumped 22 percent, while GM and Chrysler each reported 16 percent gains compared with a year earlier. The results left the industry optimistic about the new year. Businesses bought more trucks. Consumers are ready to buy their cars have reached a record average of 11.3 years old and banks are making it easier with low interest rates and looser credit terms. The stock market may also have inspired car buyers. The Standard &






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The company manufacturers, installs and services garage doors. According to the company’s website, since 1974 Industrial Spring Co. has manufactured the “highest quality garage door springs for garage door manufacturers, garage door wholesalers and garage door distributors throughout the Midwest.” A company spokesperson could not be reached Friday afternoon and a location the company is moving to could not be immediately identified.


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Stock Footnotes: g = Dividends and earnings in Canadian dollars. h = Does not meet continued-listing standards. lf = Late filing with SEC. n = New in past 52 weeks. pf = Preferred. rs = Stock has undergone a reverse stock split of at least 50 percent within the past year. rt = Right to buy security at a specified price. s = Stock has split by at least 20 percent within the last year. un = Units. vj = In bankruptcy or receivership. wd = When distributed. wi = When issued. wt = Warrants. Mutual Fund Footnotes: b = Fee covering market costs is paid from fund assets. d = Deferred sales charge, or redemption fee. f = front load (sales charges). m = Multiple fees are charged. NA = not available. p = previous day’s net asset value. s = fund split shares during the week. x = fund paid a distribution during the week.Gainers and Losers must be worth at least $2 to be listed in tables at left. Most Actives must be worth at least $1. Volume in hundreds of shares. Source: The Associated Press. Sales figures are unofficial.

Industrial Spring Co., Minneapolis, Minn., also known as Industrial Door Co., expects to create 25 fulltime positions and generate nearly $900,000 a year in annual payroll as a result of the company preparing to move to a new location in the city of Piqua, according to a press release issued by Kasich’s office this week. The tax credit authority approved a 45 percent, fiveyear Job Creation Tax Credit for this project.

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CA -Conservative Allocation, CI -Intermediate-Term Bond, ES -Europe Stock, FB -Foreign Large Blend, FG -Foreign LargeGrowth, FV -Foreign Large Value, IH -World Allocation, LB -Large Blend, LG -Large Growth, LV -Large Value, MA -Moderate Allocation, MB -Mid-Cap Blend, MV Mid-Cap Value, SH -Specialty-heath, WS -World Stock, Total Return: Chng in NAV with dividends reinvested. Rank: How fund performed vs. others with same objective: A is in top 20%, E in bottom 20%. Min Init Invt: Minimum $ needed to invest in fund. Source: Morningstar.

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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Sunday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2013. There are 331 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On Feb. 3, 1913, the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for a federal income tax, was ratified. On this date: In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens held a shipboard peace conference off the Virginia coast; the talks dead-

locked over the issue of Southern autonomy. In 1959, rock-and-roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson died in a small plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. In 1966, the Soviet probe Luna 9 became the first manmade object to make a soft landing on the moon. In 1971, New York City police officer Frank Serpico, who had charged there was widespread corruption in the

NYPD, was shot and seriously wounded during a drug bust in Brooklyn. In 1991, the rate for a firstclass postage stamp rose to 29 cents. In 1998, Texas executed Karla Faye Tucker, 38, for the pickax killings of two people in 1983; she was the first woman executed in the United States since 1984. Ten years ago: President George W. Bush sent lawmakers a $2.23 trillion budget for 2004.

Moore coming back to Hobart Country singer/songwriter to bring Outlaws Like Me tour to Troy BY JIM DAVIS Staff Writer Troy will get a visit from one of country music’s newest outlaws, but there’s no need to worry about safety. Singer-songwriter Justin Moore will make his second visit to Hobart Arena March 15 when he comes to town on his first-ever headlining tour — Outlaws Like Me. He’ll be joined by up-and-coming performers Dustin Lynch and Jon Pardi for the 8 p.m. show. “We are excited to bring both Justin Moore and Dustin Lynch back to Hobart Arena along with Jon Pardi,” said Hobart Arena Director Ken Siler. “Justin and Dustin have both performed here in the past and were very well received. They both bring a great energy to the stage.” A regular performer in the Ohio area — Moore has played the Darke County Fair as well as four straight appearances at Country Concert in Fort Loramie — the Arkansas native has built a loyal fan base with an energetic live show and a string of radio hits. He has a trio of No. 1’s to his credit — “Small Town USA,” “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” and “Till My Last Day” — in addition to Top-20 hits “Backwoods,” “How I Got To Be This Way” and “Bait a Hook.” Moore, who is working on material for his upcoming third studio album with the Valory Music Group, said he’s looking forward to his first tour Country singer Dustin Lynch, shown performing Nov. 16, 2012, at Hobart Arena, will help open the show for Justin Moore at his March 15 appearance in Troy. STAFF FILE PHOTO/ JIM DAVIS

TROY as a headliner. “Man, I’m excited to be headlining our first tour. Over the last few years I have been out with some of the best artists in our genre and I have learned so much from each of them,” he said in a statement released by his record label. “I’m ready to take everything they have taught me to build our show. It’s going to be a blast. I can’t wait!” Lynch introduced himself to country music fans last year with his debut single “Cowboys and Angels,” which went all the way to No. 2 on the U.S. Country charts. Pardi, meanwhile, hit No. 29 last year with his first single “Missin’ You Crazy.” Siler credited promoter and Miami County resident Todd Boltin for helping bring Moore and Lynch back to Troy, which is the lone Ohio performance on the 12-date tour. “Thanks to Todd Boltin and Variety Attractions for helping us secure a date on Justin’s first headlining tour,” Siler said. “Both of these artists have had great success on the country music charts already and are two of the great up and coming artists in the industry. This is going to be another great show.” Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday and can be obtained through the Hobart Arena website ( or by calling the arena box office at 339-2911.


Country music singer Justin Moore — shown performing at the 2012 Country Concert in Fort Loramie — will visit Troy for the second time in his career when he brings his Outlaws Like Me tour to Hobart Arena March 15.


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Troy High School football coach Scot Brewer is picking the San Francisco 49ers to win this year’s Super Bowl.

Quote: The Ravens County coaches pick Baltimore to win big game

just saw (ESPN’s) ‘Mike and Mike’ pick the Ravens and it seems like everyone is doing that, so I’ll go ahead and pick the 49ers. I honestly don’t watch that much professional football — I don’t have time to watch pro football.” Steve Nolan (Troy Christian): “I like the heart and soul of the Ravens. I really do. It’s hard to pick against them. I mean, never say never. But scheme-wise, I think the 49ers will rise to the occassion. I think it’s going to be a good game. I’ll take San Francisco by one point.” Bill Nees (Piqua): “Baltimore Ravens. Their defensive

line has dominated and disrupted almost every opposing offensive line and game plan. Joe Flacco is excellent at converting excellent play action deception to deep ball strikes. Baltimore’s special teams are among the best in every leaderboard in the NFL. Also, they appear to have great team chemistry Max Current (Miami East): “I’ve got to root for the Ravens. I hate the 49ers. In Super Bowls XVI and XXIII, they killed two of my dreams when they beat the Bengals. It tore my heart out. I still haven’t gotten over it to this day. Plus, the Ravens are the Bengals AFC North rivals, so it would be nice if the Bengals could say they beat the Super Bowl champs.” Dave Miller (Covington): “I think it’s going to be a good game. I think it’s going to be a Super Bowl for the ages. But looking across everything, I’ve been really impressed with the Ravens. Defensively, they are playing together as a group.” Curtis Enis (Bradford): “I’ve really been impressed with the Ravens. I think they are all inspired — not just Ray Lewis. As a former running back myself, I look at Ray Rice and he’s put a lot on his plate. Joe Flacco is really playing well right now. “The defense is playing well together as a group. They can run the ball and they are playing good defense — that’s what you need to win games.”

ulation playing time, the referee will immediately toss a coin at the center of the field, according to rules pertaining to the usual pre-game toss. The captain of NFC team (the visiting team) will call the toss. Following a three-minute intermission after the end of the regular game, play will continue by 15minute periods with a two-minute intermission between each such overtime period with no halftime intermission. The teams will change goals between each period, there will be a two-minute warning at the end of each period. Both teams must have the opportunity to possess the ball once during the extra period,

unless the team that receives the opening kickoff scores a touchdown on its initial possession, in which case it is the winner. If the team that possesses the ball first scores a field goal on its initial possession, the other team shall have the opportunity to possess the ball. If (that team) scores a touchdown on its possession, it is the winner. If the score is tied after (both teams have a) possession, the team next scoring by any method shall be the winner. • OFFICIAL TIME: The scoreboard clock will be official. • OFFICIALS: There will be seven officials and five alternates appointed by the Commissioner’s office.

BY DAVID FONG Executive Editor Time to see if Miami County’s high school football coaches can make it two in a row. Last year, by a 5-4 margin, the county’s high school football coaches picked the New York Giants to knock off the New England Patriots. As a group, they chose wisely, as the Giants defeated the Patriots 21-17 in a contest that went down to the wire. It was a rare recent victory for the county’s coaches. It was just the second time in five years the coaches had correctly predicted a Super Bowl winner — which just goes to show what an inexact science picking a winner in the big game can be — and raised their collective record to 11-21 over the past five years. This year, Miami County coaches are picking the Baltimore Ravens over the San Francisco 49ers, 4-2. Only two coaches — Troy’s Scot Brewer and new Troy Christian coach Steve Nolan — went with the West Coast team. One county coach couldn’t be reached to get a prediction, while two schools — Tippecanoe and Milton-Union — currently are looking for football

Bradford High School football coach Curtis Enis (left), himself a former NFL running back, has picked the Baltimore Ravens to win this year’s Super Bowl. coaches. One coach, Miami East’s Max Current, let his personal feelings guide his prediction. A fervent Cincinnati Bengals fan, Current still hasn’t forgiven the 49ers for defeating his favorite team in two previous Super Bowls. Another coach — Troy’s Brewer — swears his personal feelings had no part in his prediction. He said he was picking the 49ers — but that his decision had nothing to do with the Ravens making his little brother Ryan their last cut in their 2003 training camp. Scot Brewer (Troy): “Everybody else is picking the Ravens, so I’ll pick the 49ers. I actually like the Ravens. But I

SUPER BOWL FACTS AND FIGURES • AT STAKE: National Football League Championship for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. • PARTICIPANTS: Baltimore Ravens (AFC) and San Francisco 49ers (NFC). This the second appearance for the Ravens (1-0) and the sixth appearance for the 49ers (5-0). • SITE: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. This will be the 10th Super Bowl played in New Orleans and the seventh at the Superdome. • SEATING CAPACITY: 76,468 • DATE: Feb. 3, 2013. • KICKOFF: 6:30 p.m. EST. • NETWORK COVERAGE: By CBS-TV to more than 200 stations

throughout the United States. Dail Global Radio to 600 stations within the United States. The Armed Forces Television will also provide broadcast to 175 countries throughout the world. The game will be distributed internationally by the NFL and NFL International to more than 185 countries and broadcast in 30 different languages. • PLAYERS SHARE: Winners: $88,000 per man. Losers: $44,000 per man. • PLAYER UNIFORMS: San Francisco will be the home team and has its choice of wearing its colored or white jersey. • OVERTIME: At the end of reg-


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Short month of February is one of hope whole Groundhog Day business is all about hope — a virtue often in short supply when February rolls around. And hope certainly plays a part in Valentine’s Day — the quasiholiday based on questionable history, when lovers express their affection for one another with cards, gifts of flowers, No question, the old poet had chocolaty sweets and sparkling February descriptively pegged. Jim McGuire bangles. After which, they go out This pallid second month of the Troy Daily News Columnist to restaurants en mass, to wait new year can be an emotional as blissfully romantic as possirollercoaster — rainy, snowy, ble — and in spite of a reservasunny, dreary. Pathways and tion — in cramped vestibules, roadsides alternately muddy or — goes without saying. A drowsy groundhog is simply not until the harried maître d calls frozen hard as concrete. a prime source for accurate sea- their name and shows them to In some ways, the month’s best feature is its brevity. Or as sonal information. Doubtless the their table. Oh, yeah. Valentine’s poor critters would have preDay is chock full of hope. another poet waggishly viewed ferred continuing their slumbers Where’s the Valentine’s Day it: “February is merely as long a few more weeks. If I were a outdoor connection? Well, as is needed to pass the time groundhog, I’d lie out of spite to there’s admittedly not much until March.” unless you count Geoffrey On the other hand, short as it my disturbers. And never mind the fact our Chaucer’s love birds, usually is, the month of February does depicted as doves, which he offer an enviable number of out- founding settlers mistook the native woodchucks for European claimed on this day chose their door highlights, beginning on mate. A notion quickly approprithe second with Groundhog Day badgers. Nope, we poke the whistle-pigs awake, give them ated and employed by several — the annual tongue-in-cheek time to waddle forth and squint medieval poets, and later by hoopla of folks who often dress at the sky. Afterward, we tout John Donne, who echoed in funny costumes, inducing Chaucer’s “marriage of the groundhogs into making wintry their message on the evening news. Still, that’s really not the birds” to begin his epithalamiweather prognostications. That um poem celebrating Elizabeth these predictions are both unre- point. When do you think cabin and Fredrick V, for their liable and conflicting — depending on whose rodent you believe fever hits hardest? I suspect the Valentine’s Day wedding. Wan February with weeping cheer, Whose cold hand guides the youngling year Down misty roads of mire and rime… —A. C. Swinburne, A Year’s Carols

Too, you might additionally consider all those writers who read the verse in Edmund Spenser’s “The Faerie Queene”… She bath’d with roses red, and violets blew, And all the sweetest flowres, that in the forrest grew. …and thence began working the “roses and violet” theme into their innumerable Valentine’s Day poetry, which subsequently begat all those “Roses are red, violets are blue…” ditties of literary drivel, whose offspring persist to this day. Flowers are outdoorsy, right? Moreover, for a variety of creatures, the romantic and mate-choosing aspects take center stage throughout the month. Maybe you’ve noted gray squirrels engaged in frantic highspeed chases. Typical mating behavior. And they’re not the only currently amorous mammals — skunks, beavers, muskrats, raccoons, coyotes and foxes are now pairing up. Barred and horned owls will begin nesting. Plus February should see the first of the migratory woodcock return to the damp thickets and boggy puckerbrush edges. Most years, February would be the month to go in search of

skunk cabbage — spring’s strange harbinger, and the first wildflower of the new year. What’s more hopeful than finding the season’s first bloom? Except this time around, a few skunk cabbage patches hereabouts had plants poking pointed magenta-purple spathes up in mid-January — jumping the gun by a full month! I haven’t yet heard of anyone finding early displays of snow trillium, though I did see yellow winter aconites blooming a couple of weeks back. Given that, I wouldn’t be surprised if most of the initial wildflowers appeared earlier than normal. Everything seems fasttracked in regards to blooming. Which means those of us who delight in viewing the passing parade of ephemerals had better start our days a’field well before the usual dates. Does that last statement make me another of February’s prognosticators? Maybe. But it could be I’m simply stirred by the month’s need for a recharged spirit of hope … hope in the groundhog’s verdict of mild weather ahead, hope in love everlasting, hope in an early spring.

Spread your activities throughout the day BY IRENE MAHER Tampa Bay Times The annual national shape-up is under way, and maybe you need more than the usual New Year’s resolutions to get up off the couch. Even if you go to the gym most mornings, experts say the real key is to make your entire lifestyle more active by building movement into your day. It is a habit best started as early as possible. To find out more, we talked with Lisa Witherspoon, co-director of the Active Gaming Research Laboratories at the University of South Florida. Anything with “gaming” in the title might sound like fun, but her specialty could hardly be more serious: getting kids moving. Americans of all ages spend too much time on their backsides, and lots of experts think that’s a major cause of the obesity epidemic and a growing list of attendant maladies. But Witherspoon will not tell you and your kids to put down your beloved electronic devices. Her research centers on finding ways to use technology to increase physical activity.

An interview: Q: What happens, physically, to inactive people? A: The first and most obvious result is obesity or weight gain. Also well-documented are the problems inactivity causes related to heart disease — blood pressure, cholesterol, circulation, heart rate, diabetes. Bones lose density, putting you at risk for fractures and osteoporosis. Muscle strength declines, limiting you physically so you’re not able to do as much, even just around the house. Balance and coordination decline also as muscle strength declines. Basically, if you don’t move, you’re slowly killing your body. Q: Why are some kids running around all the time and others seem glued to the TV? A: It has a great deal to do with parents and other role models at home. If the parents aren’t active, chances are the kids won’t be active. Many schools are eliminating or reducing physical education and recess time. So, if they aren’t getting it at home or at school, it’s no surprise that kids are becoming accustomed to a sedentary lifestyle.

TIPS TO GET GOING You don’t have to get all your activity in a single dose. It’s better to spread it out, particularly as you get older and more prone to muscle aches and stiffness. For students, a quick activity break can be just the thing to clear the head during a marathon homework session. Some ideas: • Park at the back of the parking lot and walk the rest of the way. • ake the stairs. • “Walk to talk” to your friends, colleagues or business associates. Avoid phoning or messaging them whenever possible. • Start your day with exercise to reduce the likelihood of running out of time or being too tired later on. • If you and your family love video games, try active ones and play together. • Encourage family walks or even dates in the park with a pet or a picnic. • Toss a Frisbee. If your dog won’t fetch it, that’s all the more activity for you. • Wear a pedometer. Get one for everyone in the family and compete to see who gets the most steps, or who gets to 10,000 first every day. Q: Do parents only need to worry about activity if their child is overweight or obese? A: Kids who are not active are at a major disadvantage for their health. This isn’t about being fat or skinny. We want them healthy so their bones and their hearts, their muscles and their lungs are strong. Active people live longer, have fewer health problems, less pain and live independently longer. Q: Tell us about your research. A: What I do is ongoing research on different active gaming or “exergaming” products. I’m also working with schools

to hopefully start a pilot program next fall to increase physical activity throughout the day. Students will be instructed to get up and move for five to 10 minutes each hour, then continue the class in their seats. Q: What is “active gaming”? A: Some examples are Dance Dance Revolution, Nintendo Wii, Xbox Kinect, Gamercize Steppers, Light space, HopSports. The concept is to require people to use their bodies to play the game. We have two labs at the University of South Florida where we collaborate with different departments across campus and

research the health benefits of these games and whether kids like them enough to use them. Q: How much daily activity is enough? A: Sixty minutes of moderate to vigorous activity for school-aged children. Every day. And very few are achieving this. Adults need less, about 150 minutes per week at a minimum. Q: How do you fulfill that requirement? A: We are just telling families to get up and move, walk in the neighborhood, do active video games, swimming, ride bikes, play catch, Frisbee. Kids need parents

involved. If parents don’t participate, it’s difficult to get kids to buy in. Sometimes you just have to create games, get outside and play. Q: How do you do this without your family staging a revolt? Is there a wrong way to do it? A: Yes, we’ve seen it. Making kids run laps and do things that aren’t fun, things that just hurt or are boring will keep kids from wanting to be active. Parents should ask the kids, “What would you like to do?” Get the kids to tell you what’s fun to them. Parents should also monitor screen time and shut down sedentary time each afternoon. Q: How much sedentary screen time should be allowed? A: Most national professional groups recommend no more than two hours of recreational screen time a day. That doesn’t include time spent on homework or school-related projects. I’m talking about limiting TV viewing, surfing the Web, video and computer games, social media. Research tells us that most kids get more than 40 hours of recreational screen time a week.

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nets.” Helping make this transformation happen is a vast array of organizational and storage accessories. “In the last five years, it’s just exploded,” Katkowsky said. “The options are endless. You can make almost anything hold more and be more convenient with some of these exciting solutions.” Our struggle to contain stuff is part of our continual crusade to be more organized. Where to start? First, get rid of some stuff. “Put your counters on a diet,” Katkowsky said. “Do you really need all those appliances and gadgets?” By clearing clutter, you’ve already created more space. Now, the challenge is to use what space you have to its fullest potential. Where? Look up. “Use vertical space,” said HGTV designer Sabrina Soto, Target’s home-style expert. “You can add valuable real estate and storage space by using the height of the room and the walls.” For example, hang a

shelf above a door or window, suggest the experts from Family Handyman magazine. In a bathroom or laundry room, that space can hold towels, linens, paper goods, books, supplies — just about anything. Wall-hung pegboards give everything a defined space in sight. Pot racks lift cookware off the counter. Hooks can hang bicycles or garden gear, but be mindful not to overload; most storage systems have a 35-pound capacity. Also, think of wall space as storage room. When searching for more room, rethink the space inside closets and cabinets. “Utilize every inch of closet space possible,” Soto said. “If you can see the back wall of your closet, you’re missing storage opportunities. Over-thedoor shoe or belt racks are great space savers.” And when it comes to closets, divide and conquer. “Fabric storage bins are the easiest way to make any closet look immaculately organized,” Soto said.

“They are easy to stack and slightly flexible and therefore more forgiving to oddly shaped closets.” Instead of a bookcase or cabinet, consider wall-hung shelves for added (and handy) display or storage space. Such shelves can “float” on a wall where needed. “Floating shelves are one of my favorite sharedhome solutions,” Soto said. “Without sacrificing floor area, they give you extra space and let you get creative.” Katkowsky suggests another option: Look inside the wall. “There’s 4 inches or more of space inside every wall,” he said. “You can carve out a recessed nook.” While using every inch, consider other “wasted” space. The gap between the washer and dryer might accommodate a rollaway storage cart. Inside a kitchen or bathroom cabinet, suspend a dowel, suggests Family Handyman. Then, hang spray bottles from this simple rack. It’s another step to storage sanity.



Sunday, February 3, 2013


From pets to ‘recess:’ School stress relief

related to stress. Some might question whether a dog in the school corridors, or a 20-minute break, addresses the deeper issues at hand. But many school officials say they have to do what they can to alleviate the growing pressure to achieve. That pressure, they say, has only been heightened by the commonly held belief that it’s tougher than ever for a young person to make it in this economy. More than ever, a college degree is seen as a must. So more students are taking college courses in high school, and even more are enrolling in rigorous “advanced placement,” or AP classes to try to earn college credit. Add year-round sports and after-school jobs and volunteering, as a way to bolster the college application, and many students say they have little time for anything else. “There’s just too much,” says Lexi Botts, a senior at Prospect High who sought comfort from Junie and, ultimately, school counselors after her grandfather’s death last fall. The intensity of school has become so great, says one mom in Paoli, Pa., that she and her family have dubbed the senior year of high school “the crying

year.” “When does a child get to be a child anymore?” said Carol Meerschaert. “I fear how they will burn out when the pressure has been on them since elementary school.” Abbie Kaplan, a junior at the Boston Latin School — a public high school that requires students to take an exam for entry - knows what she means.

On a scale of 1 to 10, she places her stress level at a pretty steady 9. She regularly has four hours of homework a night, some done before swim practice. She eats dinner around 9:30 p.m., then finishes the rest of her homework and generally goes to bed at 11:30. Then she’s up at 6 a.m. so she can be at school by 7:45. She calls her hectic schedule “the new normal.”

“You keep telling yourself that it will prepare you for the future,” Kaplan says. “It’s just sort of how it is.” She, too, has had anxiety attacks related to her workload, she says. And some parents say school shootings, including the recent massacre in Newtown, Conn., only worsen the stress. “My son came home from school and said, ‘I’m really

worried this could happen at our school,’” says Jane Robertson, a mother of a 16year-old in Belfast, Maine. She’s also a chiropractor, who helped start one of the wellness rooms in her area. The first one opened in Camden, Maine, after a spate of suicides more than 10 years ago, she said. Overall, a recent national survey of adolescent mental health found that about 8 to 10 percent of teens ages 13 to 18 have an anxiety disorder. And of those teens, only 18 percent received mental health care, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. School officials across the country, meanwhile, say they’re seeing a steady uptick in mental health referrals, often stress-related. Timothy Dorway, a principal at a high school in Chanhassen, Minn., just outside Minneapolis, is among them. He says such referrals have doubled since his school opened in 2009. “We’re asking these kids to do things that we don’t even ask adults to do,” Dorway says, noting sports and academic requirements that often leave them sleepdeprived. Besides the mental health issues, he noted that students from his school have been in car accidents after falling asleep at the wheel - one of them on the way to school, at 7:45 a.m. All of it led him and his school community to come up with a motto - “Balance, Perspective, Growth” - and to look for ways to put it into practice. Now, Chanhassen High is among a small but growing number of schools that has homework-free nights scattered throughout the school year. Two days a week, students at Chanhassen also get a 20minute “recess” break in the morning. Some play hackie sack or grab a snack. They chat in the hallways, catch up on homework or rest. The break is a time “to let all the information of the day settle in my mind,” says Zach Anderson, a junior at the school. “We need time to think.” The changes at the school have not come without controversy. A few parents see the break as a waste of time.

bun, baked beans, celery sticks, pineapple, milk. • COVINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Monday — Pork rib on a bun, cherry tomatoes with ranch dip, potato smiles, pears, raisins, milk. Tuesday — Chicken Fryze, sweet fries, peas, applesauce, whole grain roll, fruit mix, milk. Wednesday — Walking taco, garden spinach salad, carrot sticks, peaches, apple juice, milk. Thursday — Pepperoni pizza, broccoli, green beans, fruit mix, applesauce cup, milk. Friday — Hot dog on a bun, baked beans, celery sticks, pineapple, orange, milk. • MIAMI EAST ELEM./JR. HIGH Monday — Chicken patty sandwich, green beans, pears, hot apples, milk. Tuesday — Hamburger, red pepper, tomato, carrots with dip, pineapple , milk. Wednesday — Soft taco with refried beans, lettuce, cheese and tomatoes, orange, Teddy Grahams, milk. Thursday — Grilled cheese, waffle fries, carrots, grapes, milk. Friday — Cheese Pizza, salad, applesauce, Jell-O, milk. • MILTON-UNION SCHOOLS Monday — Chicken nuggets with whole grain bread, broccoli, carrots, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Cheese pizza, chopped romaine, marinara sauce, broccoli, fruit, milk.

Wednesday — Grilled chicken wrap, black beans, spring mix, fruit, milk. Thursday — Hot dog on a whole grain bun, french fries, green beans, fruit, milk. Friday — Rockin burger on a whole grain bun, sweet potato fries, sliced tomato, fruit, milk. • NEWTON LOCAL SCHOOL Monday — Soft pretzels and cheese, yogurt, green beans, diced peaches, sidekick, milk, H.S. — juice. Tuesday — Hamburger on a whole grain bun, french fries, lettuce, mixed fruit, juice, milk. Wednesday — Chicken and noodles, whole wheat dinner roll, mashed potatoes, diced pears, strawberries, milk, H.S. — juice. Thursday — Popcorn chicken, whole wheat dinner roll, black beans, carrots and dip, pineapple tidbits, juice, milk. Friday — Bosco Sticks, pizza dipping sauce, broccoli, applesauce, oranges, milk, H.S. — juice. • PIQUA SCHOOLS K-8 Monday — Hamburger, fruit, garlic broccoli, baked beans, milk. Tuesday — Seasame chicken with rice, fruit, California casserole, milk. Wednesday — Pepperoni and cheese pizza sticks, marinara sauce, spinach strawberry salad, fruit, milk. Thursday — Walking taco, refried beans, fruit, tortilla chips, milk. Friday — Chicken nuggets, fruit, peas and carrots, tater tots, roll, milk.

• PIQUA HIGH SCHOOL Monday — Hamburger, broccoli salad, waffle fries, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Chicken stir fry with rice, California blend, fruit, cookie, milk. Wednesday — Pepperoni pizza, tossed salad, Italian vegetables, fruit, milk. Thursday — Chili, fruit, cheesy breadsticks with marinara sauce, milk. Friday — Spicy chicken strips, sweet potato fries, bean and corn salad, fruit, roll, milk. • ST. PATRICK Monday — Hamburger with cheese, french fries, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Pizza pasta casserole, butter bread, peas, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Popcorn chicken, salad, baked pretzel, fruit, milk. Thursday — Grilled cheese, tomato soup, crackers, fruit, milk. Friday — Hot dog, macaroni and cheese, carrot sticks, fruit, milk. • TROY CITY SCHOOLS K-6 Monday — RibBQ sandwich on a whole grain bun, potato smiles, carrot snacks, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Chicken tenders, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, celery sticks, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Sausage, mini pancakes, celery sticks, applesauce, milk. Thursday — Walking taco with meat and cheese, Fritos, lettuce cup, carrot snacks, fruit, milk. Friday — Hot dog on a whole grain bun, baked

beans, carrot snacks, fruit, milk. • TROY JR. HIGH Monday — RibBQ sandwich on a whole grain bun, potato smiles, carrot snacks, fruit, sherbet, milk. Tuesday — Chicken tenders, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, celery sticks, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Sausage, mini pancakes, carrot snacks, celery sticks, applesauce, milk. Thursday — Walking taco with meat and cheese, Fritos, lettuce cup, carrot snacks, fruit, milk. Friday — Hot dog on a whole grain bun, baked beans, carrot snacks, fruit, milk. • TIPP CITY HIGH SCHOOL Monday — Quesadilla, refried beans, garden salad, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, fruit, wheat roll, milk.

Wednesday — Pizza, green beans, carrots, fruit, milk. Thursday — Grilled chicken on a bun, romaine salad, fruit, milk. Friday — Pizza burger on a bun, sweet potato fries, fruit, milk. • UPPER VALLEY CAREER CENTER Monday — Coney dog or mini corn dogs, baked beans, assorted fruit, multigrain bun, milk. Tuesday — Ravioli or cheese sticks, pasta sauce, side salad, assorted fruit, milk. Wednesday — Pizza or quesadilla, fresh baby carrots with dip, assorted fruit, milk. Thursday — Walking taco or chicken fajitas with lettuce, tomato salsa and best black beans, assorted fruit, milk. Friday — Grilled chicken or hot ham and cheese, baked potato, broccoli and cheese, assorted fruit, multigrain bun, milk.

Educators choose innovative ways to calm kids’ anxiety MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. (AP) — The four-legged member of the counseling team at the high school in suburban Chicago waits patiently, as a crush of students fills the hallways. Her tail wags with the first pat on the head, then another and another. “Puppy! Ohhh, puppy dog!” one teenager croons, as he affectionately tousles the ears of the 18-monthold golden retriever. Junie began her role as a therapy dog at Prospect High School less than four months ago. It’s just one of a number of ways high schools across the country are trying to address what some call an epidemic of stressed-out, overwhelmed students. Some schools now offer yoga classes or teach relaxation techniques in the classroom. Others, from California to Minnesota and New Jersey, are instituting homework-free nights or are offering a bit of free time between classes - the equivalent of recess for teenagers. In Maine, at least two high schools have converted classrooms into “wellness rooms” staffed by volunteer professionals who offer massage therapy and other stress-reducing treatments for students, with parental permission. The idea is to help them slow down and cope with their problems in an overpacked, 24-7 world, where many students stay up late to finish homework and fall asleep with their cellphones in their hands. “Things cycle for them so quickly. So it’s hard for them to be able to develop the patience, or the ability to think something through and to realize that it may take some time for it to get resolved,” says Douglas Berg, a social worker at Prospect High in Mount Prospect, Ill., where he and other staff are seeing more students hospitalized with anxiety and panic attacks


Douglas Berg, a social worker at Prospect High School, watches as a student pets Junie, the school’s “therapy dog,” at the Mt. Prospect, Ill. school Jan 14. Stress, anxiety and panic attacks are on the rise at many U.S. high schools, due to heightened academic expectations and troubles at home made worse by the shaky economy. So some schools are trying unconventional methods, such as therapy dogs, to help students cope.


Chanhassen High School students play a game of hackie sack during their 20minute “recess” in the school’s theater. Chanhassen is among a small but growing number of schools that has homework-free nights scattered throughout the school year along with the “recess” breaks two days a week where students chat, catch up on homework, rest, play games or grab a snack.

SCHOOL MENUS • BETHEL GRADES 1-5 Monday — Hamburger on a wheat bun, carrots and celery with fat-free dip, pears, milk. Tuesday —Whole grain chicken nuggets, broccoli and carrots, pineapple, milk. Wednesday — Quesadilla, corn, black beans, mixed fruit, milk. Thursday — Fish sandwich on a wheat bun, green beans, applesauce, milk. Friday — Whole grain pizza, salad with fat-free dressing, peaches, milk. • BETHEL GRADES 612 Monday — Hamburger on a wheat bun, carrots and celery with fat-free dip, pears, milk. Tuesday —Dominos pizza, broccoli and carrots, pineapple, milk. Wednesday — Quesadilla, corn, black beans, mixed fruit, milk. Thursday — Fish sandwich on a wheat bun, green beans, applesauce, milk. Friday — Whole grain pizza, salad with fat-free dressing, peaches, milk. • COVINGTON ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday — Pork rib on a bun, cherry tomatoes with ranch dip, potato smiles, pears, milk. Tuesday — Chicken Fryze, sweet fries, peas, applesauce, whole grain roll, milk. Wednesday — Walking taco, garden spinach salad, carrot sticks, peaches, milk. Thursday — Pepperoni pizza, broccoli, green beans, fruit mix, milk. Friday — Hot dog on a

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The backyard pool of the mansion at Southfork Ranch made famous by the “Dallas” TV show in Parker, Texas, Nov. 13, 2012. Tourists have been flocking to Southfork Ranch since the early years of the classic series, which ran from 1978 to 1991. A new “Dallas” starting its second season on TNT and the recent death of the show’s star, Larry Hagman, who played conniving Texas oilman J.R. Ewing, have spurred fans to visit.

Southfork Ranch draws ‘Dallas’ fans PARKER, Texas (AP) — The white two-story home with stately pillars overlooking a green Texas pasture where longhorns roam is instantly recognizable: This is the power seat of television’s famous Ewing family. Tourists from around the world have been flocking to Southfork Ranch since the early years of the classic series “Dallas,” which ran from 1978 to 1991, and the ranch is only getting more popular. With the premiere last June of a new “Dallas” series, the number of visitors at Southfork has doubled from 150,000 annually to more than 300,000, according to Jim Gomes, general manager of the Southfork Ranch & Hotel and vice president of Forever Resorts, which owns the property. “We are obviously thrilled the new fans love Southfork as much as the original fans of ‘Dallas,’” said Gomes. The new show starts its second season Monday on the TNT cable channel. The recent death of Larry Hagman, who starred as conniving Texas oilman J.R. Ewing in both the original series and the new show, has also spurred fans to visit. The 340-acre (138hectare) ranch is located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of downtown Dallas in the suburb of Parker. Patrick Duffy, who has returned to the role of J.R.’s brother Bobby, said that the biggest changes since he first filmed on the ranch are new tourist-related buildings and event facilities for weddings and meetings, along with the buildup of the surrounding town, including housing additions and a high school. But any time he’s back at Southfork, it doesn’t take long for the magic to take over. “You drive down that road and you look across this pasture and there’s the front of Southfork and it looks like the opening credits of the show and I know why people love it so much,” Duffy said. Duffy remembers a time when fans watching them film consisted of small groups of 20 to 30 people. Those crowds grew to the hundreds as the “Who Shot J.R.?” mania built in 1980 when a cliffhanger left fans in suspense. The answer came on Nov. 21, 1980,

Stunt riders prepare to shoot a scene for the TV show Dallas at Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas, Nov. 13, 2012.

IF YOU GO … • SOUTHFORK RANCH: 3700 Hogge Road, Parker, Texas,, (972) 442-7800. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tours depart from the visitor center every 30 to 45 minutes. Adults, $13.50; $11.50 for senior citizens; $8.50 for children ages 6-12; children 5 and under free.

Paintings of actors in the Dallas TV show that are displayed in the mansion open to visitors at Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas. when the shooter was revealed to be Kristin J.R.’s vengeful mistress, who was also his sister-in-law in an episode that was seen by more people than any TV program in history until that time. When the series first began filming at Southfork, the family that built the house in 1970 still lived there. And while they hosted tourists as the show’s popularity grew, it didn’t become an official tourist attraction and event location until 1985 after they sold it. Forever Resorts bought Southfork in 1992. Most of the shooting for the original series was done in Los Angeles,

though some of it was filmed in Texas, but the new show is being filmed in the Dallas area with locations ranging from the flagship Neiman Marcus downtown to the gleaming Cowboys Stadium. Cynthia Cidre, executive producer of the reboot, said she knew when she started developing the new series that Southfork would again be an integral part of the plot. “The ranch had been in the previous show, it was almost a character in the story. I knew that I wanted to use that as something that the family was fighting over again,” she said. The struggle over own-

ership of the ranch became the central plot point in the first season of the new series, with J.R. telling his son, John Ross: “Southfork isn’t just a piece of dirt. It’s as much a part of me as my blood and my bones and I’d pay a hell of a price for it.” Visitors start their tour in a museum featuring everything from the gun that “shot” J.R. to scripts from the original series to the wedding dress of Lucy, the niece of J.R. and Bobby, who was played by Charlene Tilton. For those puzzled about the complicated relations of the Ewing family, there’s a family tree to peruse.

As tour guides take visitors through the barns and pastures on their way to the house, they point out where scenes from both the old and new series were filmed from the cottage where Elena Ramos, played by Jordana Brewster, lives, to the spot from the original series where the funeral was held for Bobby, who was later famously revealed to still be alive. The story of his death turned out to be part of a prolonged dream sequence. Around the house, the pool and patio have provided spots for countless shots. And while interior scenes for the home on the series were never shot inside the 5,900-square-foot (548square-meter), four-bedroom house, visitors can still walk through and take in the rooms decorated in homage to the Ewings, with rooms reflecting the tastes of different characters. Sally Peavy, tourism sales manager at Southfork, said scenes from reunion shows have been filmed in the house and that a scene in the second season of the new show was also filmed in one

room, though details of the scene have not been revealed. There’s also a restaurant and two gift shops on the grounds. One sells items including hats and belts and has as its centerpiece family patriarch Jock Ewing’s silver Lincoln Continental, which features “trunk sales.” Josh Henderson, who plays John Ross, was born in Dallas and spent much of his childhood here. Henderson said that when he got the part of J.R.’s son, his mother informed him that he’d already been to Southfork once, at age 3. “I don’t remember it but my mother definitely made sure I had that information,” said Henderson. When Larry White, who lives near Springfield, Mass., was in Dallas in November, a friend drove him by Southfork. Since he had a flight to catch, he didn’t have time for the tour, but did make a quick stop in a gift shop and took a picture of the house complete with a longhorn. “It’s just clearly a piece of American history at this point,” said White.



Sunday, February 3, 2013



‘Warm Bodies’ could use more heat BY SHERI LINDEN AP Film Reviewer


This film image released by Summit Entertainment shows Rob Corddry, right, and Nicholas Hoult in a scene from “Warm Bodies.” A more extreme mutation called Boneys skeletal creatures that are an effective but not quite menacing combination of stunt work and CGI will eat anything, including corpses. The gore is suggested rather than explicit, mostly via the blood-smeared lips of R, who’s given to snacking on brains. It’s a form of nourishment that gives him access to the dead’s memories, presented in scenes that fill in backstory but don’t entirely make sense in terms of point of view. Julie helps to defend the humans’ walled-off Green Zone as a member of the militia organized by her widowed father (John Malkovich, a compellingly single-minded authori-

ty figure). She winds up on the other side of the wall after a smitten R saves her from his fellow corpses and spirits her back to his home base, an abandoned airport that’s key among the movie’s superb Montreal locations. In the jet that R has turned into a collector’s paradise of retro tchotchkes, including vintage vinyl and a working turntable, the two stare at each other and try to converse, with R’s vocabulary of grunts gradually giving way to the language he’d almost forgotten. Before long they’re grooving to album cuts like Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart” and Dylan’s “Shelter From the Storm” songs that are no less enjoyable here for being


transparently on-the-nose. There’s an exuberant sweetness to the material’s nostalgic slant that goes beyond thrift-shop memorabilia, binding millennial yearning to boomer pop-culture soulfulness. The portrait of adolescent alienation touches glancingly on degrees of conformity, but Levine has no interest in crossing into the political-allegory territory of George Romero’s zombie classics. Here the ennui sometimes seeps into the narrative in a way that leaves stretches of the movie enervated and galumphing like a corpse. “Warm Bodies,” a Summit As far as the latter goes, Hoult’s shuffling zombie peram- release, is rated PG-13 for zombulation is particularly good, as bie violence and some language. 97 minutes. is his facial expressiveness in

Grohl’s ‘Sound City’ film explores human element

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) — Rock musician Dave Grohl set out to make a recording studio the subject of his first-ever film. He was intrigued not only by the studio but by a specific piece of recording equipment a 1970s era sound board that captured every note of music made there. Geek city, right? It sounds like an idea any sane moviegoer would run from. Instead, “Sound City” offers a colorful piece of music history, a candid examination of changes wrought by technology and AP PHOTO/ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS, SAEED ADYANI a defiant statement about This film image released by Roadside Attractions shows, from left, Christopher not surrendering the Walken as Doc, Alan Arkin as Hirsch, and Al Pacino as Val in a scene from “Stand human element in creativiUp Guys.” ty. Grohl’s rookie film made it to the Sundance movie festival, is being released theatrically Friday and is accompanied by an album featuring artists he interviewed. “It honestly was more like a keg party with a camera than making a BY CHRISTY LEMIRE each other. The three have to bust their old pal, Hollywood film,” he said. AP Film Reviewer never appeared in a movie Hirsch (Arkin), out of the Grohl knew nothing together before, yet they retirement home in the about the Sound City stuWatching “Stand Up effortlessly elevate what middle of the night for dio in Van Nuys, Calif., Guys” feels akin to seeing might have been some some spontaneous advenwhen he and fellow an old, favorite rock band corny material just by tures. They actively seek Nirvana members Kurt getting back together for showing up and being such out danger as a means of Cobain and Krist Novoselic one last gig after decades pros. fending off death. booked a session to make apart. They’re not as enerAt the film’s start, Walken is quiet, still “Nevermind” in 1991. Their getic as they once were, Pacino’s character, Val, has and absurdly halting the California record company their vocals aren’t as pow- just been released from well-armed brains of the wanted Nirvana nearby to erful, but an obvious prison after 28 years for operation but with a kind keep an eye on them and camaraderie still exists as refusing to give up one of heart. Pacino is the wild time at Sound City was well as a touch of rebelhis associates during a man who still wants to cheap. lion. shoot-out hence the title. party but there’s also a It was in a nondescript Christopher Walken, Al Val’s sacrifice makes him a vulnerability to him that’s Pacino and Alan Arkin are stand-up guy. His best appealing. And there isn’t neighborhood and looked like a dump, with tired all performing their great- friend, Doc (Walken), is nearly enough of Arkin, carpeting. Then est hits in this con-man there to pick him up for a the dryly gruff former get- shag Nirvana noticed all the gold comedy, albeit within wild night on the town, away driver who finds he records on the wall from dialed-down versions of which may also be Val’s still has some skills left artists who had recorded their familiar screen perlast night; he’s still a tarwhen he’s called upon to there: Fleetwood Mac, Tom sonae. These no longer go get of a vengeful mobster use them. Petty, Van Halen, REO to 11; Pacino mercifully despite his newfound freeWatching “Stand Up Speedwagon, Guns ‘n isn’t in full-on “Hooah!” dom (and his age). Guys” made me want to Roses, Neil Young, Cheap mode. But there’s enough The two meander watch a documentary humor and tenderness in around Los Angeles, look- instead of Walken, Pacino Fisher Stevens’ film to ing for some trouble to get and Arkin driving around TOP ITUNES make it a passably enjoyinto, complete with the the city, sharing stories, able experience for the kind of clunky jokes about comparing notes, laughing Top Songs: 1. “Thrift Shop (feat. most part. Viagra and new-fangled and riffing in the dead of Wanz),” Ryan Lewis, Some plot twists toward keyless car ignitions that night. Macklemore the end do feel too conven- you might expect. They 2. “I Knew You Were ient and contrived, howev- also pay a couple of visits “Stand Up Guys,” a er. The real joys of Noah to an awkwardly cast Lucy Lionsgate release, is rated Trouble,” Taylor Swift 3. “Scream & Shout (feat. Haidle’s script come from Punch as a woman who R for language, sexual conBritney Spears),” the moments that aren’t so runs a brothel out of her tent, violence and brief 4. “Love Me (feat. Drake & forced, when these veteran home. drug use. Running time: 95 Future)”, Lil Wayne actors are talking, catchBut things pick up sig- minutes. Two and a half 5. “Ho Hey,” The ing up and bouncing off nificantly once they decide stars out of four.

Veteran actors elevate ‘Stand Up Guys’

Trick, Slayer, Rick Springfield and more. After plugging in their instruments and running through “In Bloom,” Grohl and his mates discovered why. The sound, to their ears, was amazing. Nirvana had never been captured with such clarity and power before. “You might have never heard of Nirvana if we had recorded in Hollywood with a fancy producer who made us sound like Def Leppard,” he said. “The fact that that (sound) board made us sound like us is what people appreciated. To be reunited with it, honestly, it was like meeting your real parents for the first time.” Sound City owners bought the recording console designed by British engineer Rupert Neve for $76,000 at a time many houses cost half that. When Grohl inquired about buying it a few years ago, the studio operator then suggested she’d rather sell her grandmother. But Sound City closed and Grohl’s wish came true (he won’t say what he paid for it). The console is now in a studio that Grohl and his band, Foo Fighters, operate in the North Ridge section of Los Angeles. Sound City became a hot studio after the modern incarnation of Fleetwood Mac was essentially born there, and Grohl’s film includes vintage footage of a young Petty with his Heartbreakers. “It was our home away from home,” said Stevie Nicks. She recorded “Buckingham Nicks,” her album with then-boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham, at Sound City, and met her current backup singer

there in 1972. Nicks and Buckingham joined Fleetwood Mac soon after, and the album that propelled the band to stardom was made on the Neve console. Seeing Grohl’s movie, and the memories that came flooding back, made her cry, Nicks said. Sound City struggled in the mid-1980s because technology led artists elsewhere, until Nirvana made it a mecca for a new generation. Now technology is so good that people can essentially record alone in their bedrooms, and they do. That doomed Sound City and many other studios. As Mick Fleetwood says in “Sound City,” just because you can record by yourself doesn’t necessarily make it a great idea. “When you get four different people, four different personalities, four different players in a room that combination equals magic,” Grohl said. “You can get the Beatles and you can get the Rolling Stones and you can get AC/DC. That happens because of people’s imperfections and bad habits. That’s what gives music personality, and that’s what I think is exciting about music.” Grohl spoke while sitting in his studio, in a room filled with guitars and overlooking the sound board he reveres. Homework assignments of songs to learn for an upcoming Sundance appearance were listed on a sheet of paper for when Foo Fighters arrived later in the day, including some by Nicks and John Fogerty. “Can you believe it?” Grohl said. “I’m singing ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’ with Stevie Nicks!” 2363038

LOS ANGELES — “Warm Bodies,” the latest permutation of the zombie screen phenomenon, places heart over horror and romantic teen angst over sharp social commentary. The low gore quotient and emphasis on young love might disappoint genre purists, but for those open to the idea of a gently goofy mash-up, the film is strong on atmosphere and offers likably low-key, if somewhat bland, charms. As a date movie for teens and twentysomethings that nods toward edgy fantasy while favoring down-to-earth mellowness, the Summit release is primed to hit the box-office sweet spot. Working from Isaac Marion’s young-adult novel, writer-director Jonathan Levine has devised a feature that’s his highest-concept production to date, yet still somehow his least contrived. His affinity for lowkey male coming-of-age stories, demonstrated in “The Wackness” and “50/50,” lends itself to the saga of an undead sensitive guy who falls for a real-live girl. The story’s dystopian versions of Romeo and Juliet are Nicholas Hoult’s R he can’t remember his full name, or anything else about his pre-apocalypse existence and Teresa Palmer’s Julie, whose meet-cute involves a shoot-‘em-up that ends badly for Julie’s dutybound boyfriend (Dave Franco). As R’s voice-over narration explains, it’s been eight years since an unspecified plague devastated humankind. Corpses, as the slacker-ish zombies are called and of which he’s one, feed on what’s left of the living.

scenes where R is essentially preverbal. The British actor, who made his name as a kid in “About a Boy” and soon will topline Bryan Singer’s “Jack the Giant Slayer,” is charismatic as a guy whose first love proves truly transformative. He and Aussie Palmer handle their dialogue with believable American accents, zombie inflection included. Her Julie is a good match for R, at once warriortough and openhearted. As their respective best friends, Rob Corddry and Analeigh Tipton are well cast, the former providing a suitably inscrutable take on Mercutio and Tipton upping the film’s comic buoyancy. Cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe (whose credits include “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” ”The Others” and two “Twilight” features) uses widescreen, long shots and a blue-gray palette to heighten the wasteland feel. From newspaper headlines to street art by Shepard Fairey, Martin Whist’s production design is a frozen-intime cityscape waiting to be thawed. But when the central characters’ love jump-starts that thawing, the movie grows less evocative and more heavy-handed, pounding home its theme of engagement over passivity to the brink of Hollywood malarkey. Flavorful song choices aside, the music score likewise veers toward the sentimental. At its best, “Warm Bodies” paints a dead zone’s slow awakening with gloomy giddiness, brimming with visual humor.

Lumineers 6. “Don’t You Worry Child (Radio Edit) (feat. John Martin),” Swedish House Mafia 7. “Locked Out of Heaven,” Bruno Mars 8. “Suit & Tie (feat. JAY Z),” Justin Timberlake 9. “Daylight,” Maroon 5 10. “Home,” Phillip Phillips


WARM BODIES (PG-13) 11:30 2:00 4:40 7:15 9:55 BULLET TO THE HEAD (R) 11:50 2:15 5:00 7:35 10:20 HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS 3-D ONLY (R) 2:25 7:25 10:10 MOVIE 43 (R) 11:40 2:05 4:30 7:00 9:25 PARKER (R) 12:20 3:30 6:30 9:15 ZERO DARK THIRTY (R) 11:25 2:50 6:15 9:45



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DATES TO REMEMBER been affected by sexual abuse, location not made public. Must currently be in therapy. For more information, • DivorceCare seminar and supcall Amy Johns at 667-1069, Ext. port group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. 430 at Piqua Assembly of God Church, • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 8440 King Arthur Drive, Piqua. Child 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber care provided through the sixthHeights, offers free pregnancy testgrade. ing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will more information, call 236-2273. meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter • Pilates for Beginners, 8:30-9:30 Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The dis- Main St., Tipp City. For more inforcussion meeting is open. mation, call Tipp-Monroe Community • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 7 p.m. for open discussion in the 12 669-2441. Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. p.m. at Ginghamsburg South • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Westminster Presbyterian Church, Road 25-A, one mile south of the corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, main campus. Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. • AA, Living Sober meeting, open TUESDAY to all who have an interest in a sober lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Westminster • Deep water aerobics will be Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln and Caldwell streets, Piqua. • Narcotics Anonymous, Winner’s Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lccGroup, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., for more information and programs. Troy. Open discussion . • Hospice of Miami County • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison “Growing Through Grief” meetings Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist are at 11 a.m. on the first, third and Church, 202 W. Fourth St., third fifth Tuesdays of each month, and 7 floor, Greenville. p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays • Narcotics Anonymous, Never Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First and are designed to provide a safe and supportive environment for the Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., expression of thoughts and feelings Sidney associated with the grief process. All • Teen Talk, where teens share sessions are available to the comtheir everyday issues through communication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the munity and at the Hospice Generations of Life Center, 550 Troy View Church of God, 1879 Summit Ave., second floor, Troy, with Staunton Road, Troy. • Singles Night at The Avenue will light refreshments provided. No reservations are required. For more be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main information, call Susan Cottrell at Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, Hospice of Miami County, 335-5191. • A daytime grief support group Troy. Each week, cards, noncompetimeets on the first, third and fifth tive volleyball, free line dances and Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the free ballroom dance lessons. Child Generations of Life Center,, second care for children birth through fifth floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The grade is offered from 5:45-7:45 p.m. support group is open to any grieveach night in the Main Campus ing adults in the greater Miami building. For more information, call County area and there is no partici667-1069, Ext. 21. pation fee. Sessions are facilitated by • Baseball bingo will be offered trained bereavement staff. Call 573from 7 p.m. until games are com2100 for details or visit the website plete at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High at St., Piqua. Refreshments will be • A children’s support group for available. Proceeds help the youth any grieving children ages 6-11 baseball organization, a nonprofit. years in the greater Miami County area will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. on MONDAY the first and third Tuesday evenings at the Generations of Life Center, • Christian 12 step meetings, second floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. “Walking in Freedom,” are offered at There is no participation fee. 7 p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 Sessions are facilitated by trained Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. bereavement staff and volunteers. • An arthritis aquatic class will be Crafts, sharing time and other grief offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at support activities are preceded by a Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call light meal. 335-2715 or visit for • Quilting and crafts is offered more information and programs. from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at • AA, Big Book discussion meet- the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First ing will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity St., Tipp City. Call 667-8865 for more Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset information. Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. • A Fibromyalgia Support group The discussion is open to the public. will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. the first • AA, Green & Growing will meet Tuesday at the Troy First United at 8 p.m. The closed discussion Methodist Church, 110 W. Franklin meeting (attendees must have a St., Troy, in Room 313. Enter from desire to stop drinking) will be at south parking lot. The support group Troy View Church of God, 1879 Old is free. For more information, contact Staunton Road, Troy. Aimee Shannon at 552-7634. • AA, There Is A Solution Group • The Concord Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg will meet at 10 a.m. on the first and United Methodist Church, County third Tuesday at the township buildRoad 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The dis- ing, 2678 W. State Route 718. cussion group is closed (participants • The Miami Shelby Chapter of must have a desire to stop drinking). the Barbershop Harmony Society • AA, West Milton open discuswill meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene sion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Street United Methodist Church, 415 Lutheran Church, rear entrance, W. Greene St., Piqua. All men inter1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, ested in singing are welcome and handicap accessible. visitors always are welcome. For • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will more information, call 778-1586 or meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room visit the group’s Web site at at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at meeting is open. A beginner’s meet- Richards Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., ing begins at 7:30 p.m. Troy. Video/small group class • Alternatives: Anger/Rage designed to help separated or Control Group for adult males, 7-9 divorced people. For more informap.m., Miami County Shelter, 16 E. tion, call 335-8814. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed • An adoption support group for are physical, verbal and emotional adoptees and birthmothers will meet violence toward family members and on the first Tuesday of each month. other persons, how to express feelCall Pam at 335-6641 for time and ings, how to communicate instead of location. confronting and how to act nonvio• The Mental Health Association lently with stress and anger issues. of Miami County will meet at 4 p.m. • Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, on the first Tuesday in the confer6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. ence room of the Tri-County Board of Other days and times available. For Recovery & Mental Health, Stouder more information, call 339-2699. Center, 1100 Wayne St., Troy. Use • TOPS (Take Off Pounds the west entrance to the fourth floor. Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 p.m., Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. Dettmer’s Daniel Dining Room. New members welcome. For more • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 information, call 335-9721. p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, • Troy Noon Optimist Club will 1431 W. Main St., Troy. meet at noon at the Tin Roof restau• AA, The Best Is Yet To Come rant. Guests welcome. For more Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 information, call 478-1401. Step Room at Trinity Episcopal • Weight Watchers, Westminster Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 discussion is open. and meeting at 5:30 p.m. • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion • Parenting Education Groups will Lutheran Church, Main and Third meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family streets at 8 p.m. This is a closed disAbuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 cussion (participants must have a E. Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and desire to stop drinking). age-appropriate ways to parent chil• Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney dren. Call 339-6761 for more inforGroup, Presbyterian Church, corner mation. There is no charge for this North and Miami streets, Sidney. program. • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of the • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Open discussion. Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. • An Intermediate Pilates class Main St., Troy, use back door. will be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal more information, call Tipp-Monroe Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. Community Services at 667-8631 or • Sanctuary, for women who have Celeste at 669-2441.


• Women’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, Just For Tuesday, will meet at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. This is an open discussion. • Narcotics Anonymous, Unity Group, 7 p.m., Freedom Life Ministries Church, 9101 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Open discussion. • Public bingo, license No. 010528, will begin with early birds at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 833, 17 W. Franklin St., Troy. Use the Cherry Street entrance. Doors open at 5 p.m. Instant tickets also will be available. • Public bingo — paper and computer — will be offered by the Tipp City Lumber Baseball organization from 7-10 p.m. at the West Milton Eagles, 2270 S. Miami St., West Milton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and concessions will be available. Proceeds will benefit the sponsorship of five Little League baseball teams. For more information, call 543-9959. • DivorceCare will be every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, State Route 55 and Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is open to men and women. For more information, call Patty at 440-1269 or Debbie at 335-8397. • Christian 12-Step, 7-8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus.

Call 339-6761 for more information. • A Domestic Violence Support Group for Women will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16. E. Franklin St., Troy. Support for battered women who want to break free from partner violence is offered. There is no charge for the program. For more information, call 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Children’s Creative Play Group will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. School-age children will learn appropriate social interactions and free expression through unique play therapy. There is no charge for this program. More information is available by calling 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Spirit of Recovery, Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 9100 N. Main St., State Route 48, between Meijer and Samaritan North. For other meetings or information, call 252-6766 or (800) 589-6262, or visit the Web site at • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • A Pilates Beginners group matwork class will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 6678631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Safe People, 7-8:30 p.m., Ginghamsburg Church, SC/DC 104. Find guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from friendships to co-workers, family or romance. WEDNESDAY Learn to identify nurturing people as well as those who should be avoided. • The Miami Valley Veterans Call Roberta Bogle at 667-4678 for Museum will have free coffee and more information. doughnuts for all veterans and • Boundaries, 7-8:30 p.m., guests from 9-11 a.m. on the first Ginghamsburg Church, ARK 200. A Wednesday at the museum, located 12-week video series using in the Masonic Lodge, 107 West Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Main St., Troy, on the second floor. Dr. John Townsend. Offers practical • Skyview Wesleyan Church, 6995 Peters Road, Tipp City, will offer help and encouragement to all who a free dinner at 6:15 p.m. Bible study seek a healthy, balanced life and practice in being able to say no. For will begin at 7 p.m. • An arthritis aquatic class will be more information, call Linda Richards at 667-4678. offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at • The Temple of Praise Ministries Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call will serve hot lunches from noon to 2 335-2715 or visit for p.m. on the first and third Wednesday more information and programs. at 235 S. Third St., Tipp City. • The “Sit and Knit” group meets • A free employment networking from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tippecanoe group will be offered from 8-9 a.m. Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd each Wednesday at Job and Family St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited Services, 2040 N. County Road 25to attend. For more information, call A, Troy. The group will offer tools to 667-5358. tap into unadvertised jobs, assis• Grandma’s Kitchen, a homecooked meal prepared by volunteers, tance to improve personal presentation skills and resume writing. For is offered every Wednesday from 5more information, call Steven Kiefer 6:30 p.m. in the activity center of at 570-2688 or Justin Sommer at Hoffman United Methodist Church, 440-3465. 201 S. Main St., West Milton, one block west of State Route 48. The THURSDAY meal, which includes a main course, salad, dessert and drink, for a suggested donation of $6 per person, or • The Upper Valley Medical $3 for a children’s meal. The meal is Center Mom and Baby Get Together not provided on the weeks of group will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. on Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Thursdays at the Farm House, locatYear’s. ed northwest of the main hospital • An Alzheimer’s Support Group entrance and next to the red barn on will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. the first the UVMC campus. The meeting is and third Wednesday of every month facilitated by the lactation departat the Church of the Nazarene, 1200 ment. The group offers the opportuniBarnhart Road, Troy. The group is for ty to meet with other moms, share anyone dealing with dementia of a about being a new mother and to loved one. For more information, call learn more about breastfeeding and the Alzheimer’s Association at (937) the baby. For more information, call 291-3332. (937) 440-4906. • The Kiwanis Club will meet at • Deep water aerobics will be noon at the Troy Country Club, 1830 offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Peters Road, Troy. Non-members of Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Kiwanis are invited to come meet Call 335-2715 or visit friends and have lunch. For more for more information information, contact Bobby Phillips, and programs. vice president, at 335-6989. • The Generations of Life Center • The Troy American Legion Post of Hospice of Miami County will offer No. 43 euchre parties will begin at a 6 O’Clock Supper at local restau7:30 p.m. For more information, call rants on the third Thursday of each 339-1564. month at 6 p.m. The locations vary, • AA, Pioneer Group open discus- so those interested parties can call sion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Enter the office at 573-2100 for details. This down the basement steps on the is a social event for grieving adults north side of The United Church Of who do not wish to dine out alone. Christ on North Pearl Street in Attendees order from the menu. Covington. The group also meets at • An open parent-support group 8:30 p.m. Monday night and is wheel- will be at 7 p.m. at Corinn’s Way chair accessible. Inc., 306 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, Serenity Island Group will • Parents are invited to attend the meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster Corinn’s Way Inc. parent support Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash group from 7-8:30 p.m. each and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The dis- Thursday. The meetings are open cussion is open. discussion. • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 p.m. • Tipp City Seniors gather to play for closed discussion, Step and cards prior to lunch every Thursday Tradition meeting, in the 12 Step at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp Room, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 City. At noon will be a carry-in lunch S. Dorset Road, Troy. and participants should bring a cov• AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., ered dish and table service. On the Westminster Presbyterian Church, third Thursday, Senior corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Independence offers blood pressure Piqua. Use the alley entrance, and blood sugar testing before upstairs. lunch. For more information, call • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will meet 667-8865. at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at • Best is Yet to Come open AA Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Dorset Road, Troy. Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Men’s Anger/Rage Group will • AA, Tri-City Group meeting will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family take place 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. cafeteria of the former Dettmer Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed Hospital. The lead meeting is open. are physical, verbal and emotional For more information, call 335-9079. violence toward family members and • AA, Spirituality Group will meet other persons, how to express feelat 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian ings, how to communicate instead of Church, Troy. The discussion is confronting and how to act nonvioopen. lently with stress and anger issues. • Health Partners Free Clinic will

offer a free clinic on Thursday night at the clinic, 1300 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Registration will be from 5:30-7 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The clinic does not accept medical emergencies, but can refer patients to other doctors and can prescribe medication. Call 332-0894 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, NAIOU, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Preschool story hours will be from 10-11 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. • Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Tipp City. For more information, call 552-7082.

FRIDAY • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • The Tri-County Suicide Prevention Coalition will meet at 9 a.m. the second Friday in the conference room of the Tri-County Board of Recovery & Mental Health, Stouder Center, 1100 Wayne St., Troy. Use the west entrance to the fourth floor. • AA, Troy Friday Morning Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m. in the Salvation Army, 129 South Wayne St., Piqua. Use parking lot entrance, held in gym. • Narcotics Anonymous, Clean and Free, 8 p.m., Dettmer Hospital, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Open discussion. Fellowship from 78 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 9-10 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 667-2441. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • A singles dance is offered every Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Christopher Club, Dixie Highway, Kettering, sponsored by Group Interaction. The dance is $6. For more information, call 640-3015 or visit • Christian Worship Center, 3537 S. Elm Tree Road, Christiansburg, hosts a Friday Night Bluegrass Jam beginning at 7 p.m. each Friday. Homemade meals are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants may bring instruments and join in. A small donation is requested at the door. For more information or directions, call 857-9090 or 631-2624.

SATURDAY • The West Milton Church of the Brethren, 918 S. Miami St., West Milton, will offer a free clothes closet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday. Clothes are given to those in need free of charge at this time. For more information, call (937) 698-4395. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • Recovery Too Al-Anon meetings are offered at 8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Church, main campus, Room 117, S. County Road 25A, Tipp City. • AA, Men’s Meeting will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new First Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Road and State Route 41. The meeting is closed (members must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, Troy Winners Group will meet at 8:30 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy for discussion. The meeting is open. • AA, Troy Beginners Group meets at 7 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. This is an open discussion meeting. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, meeting at 9 a.m., weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. • Pilates for Beginners (Introduction), 9:15-10:15 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Narcotics Anonymous, Saturday Night Live, 8 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St., Sidney. • Relapse Prevention Group, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at The Avenue, Room 504, at Ginghamsburg Main Campus, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • The Next Step, a worship celebration for people on the road to recovery, 7 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Main Campus Sanctuary, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • Yoga classes will be offered from 10-11 a.m. at the First United Church of Christ, Troy. The public is invited. • Baseball bingo will be offered from 7 p.m. until games are complete at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds help the youth baseball organization, a nonprofit.



Rodman writes book for children NEW YORK (AP) — Even Dennis Rodman laughs at the idea. “Kind of funny, huh?” he said. It’s true, though. One of basketball’s most outrageous personalities has written a book for kids. The Hall of Famer’s book, “Dennis The Wild Bull,” came out Wednesday and fans will immediately recognize Rodman’s influence. The large red bull on the cover has flowing red hair, two nose rings, a tattoo and red stubble under his chin. “They’ll see me, literally see me. They’ll say, ‘Wow, this is just like him,’” Rodman said in a phone interview. And he deals with the same issues. Rodman, known as much for his wacky looks and lifestyle off the court as his considerable success on it, said the purpose of the book is simple. “More than anything, I just want little kids today just to understand, ain’t no matter what you do in life, be different, rich or poor man, guess what, it’s OK to be who you are pretty much and you’ll be accepted,” Rodman said. Rodman already wrote books about his personal life the wild nights as a player, relationships with Madonna and Carmen Electra, and everything that allowed him to be famous long after he finished winning five championships with Detroit and Chicago. The author whose previous works include titles such as “Bad as I Wanna Be” and “I Should Be Dead by Now” chose a different audience this time. He said even now he is still recognized by children who never saw him play, and those are the ones he wanted to reach. “For a guy like me to be very eccentric, to even go to extremes to write a children’s book with all the wild things I do and make it believable was pretty much incredible,” Rodman said. Co-written with Dustin Warburton, the book tells the story of Dennis, a bull who is captured away from his family and forced to live with other bulls in a rodeo. Though he looks nothing like them, they come to accept him and he becomes friends with them. “Once I got to know the other bulls, I liked them,” Rodman said. “I enjoyed their company and stuff like that, and they accepted me for who I am no matter how I look.” Dennis becomes so close with them that when he plots his escape to return to his family, he makes sure his new friends can come with him. Dennis originally was to escape alone until Rodman decided to change the ending. “That’s not really Dennis. Dennis thought it was so cool that these other bulls accepted him and he stayed loyal to them. He wanted to see his family but he wanted these other bulls to come along,” said Darren Prince, Rodman’s marketing agent. The book is available on Rodman’s website,, and Amazon for $16.

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Tommy Mottola apologizes to Mariah in ‘Hitmaker’ NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Behind Mariah, Michael and the constellation of stars at arguably the most successful record label in history stood a man who didn’t often talk to the media or explain his motivations. Now, a decade after leaving Sony Music Entertainment, Tommy Mottola tells his story in a new book, “Hitmaker: The Man and His Music.” He apologizes for the fallout from his marriage to Mariah Carey. He explains the label’s behind-thescenes support for Michael Jackson as the singer’s life and career took one strange turn after another. And he traces the arc of the music business as it evolved over the course of his lifetime from Elvis to the iPod. As a label executive, Mottola made it a point to stay out of reporters’ notebooks. But as an author, he didn’t shy from the topics longtime industry watchers are interested in though he threw away two

(Scholastic) 6. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishing Group) 7. “Ever After” by Kim Harrison (Harper Voyager) 8. “The Fifth Assassin” by Brad Meltzer (Grand Central Publishing) 9. “Tenth of December” by George Saunders (Random House) 10. “The Racketeer” by John Grisham (Doubleday) NONFICTION 1. “Shred: The

versions of the book he hated before finding a groove he was comfortable with. “I always try to take a backseat, even with this book,” Mottola said in a phone interview last week. “And my thoughts were always, ‘Do the work, try to do good work and the results will speak for itself.’

That was always my philosophy, though I went against my own philosophy and decided to write this book. So there you go, so much for that.” Mottola, a Bronx native, is a former singer and song pitcher who went on to manage Hall & Oates through superstardom before joining future Sony acquisition CBS Records. He helped guide Sony into the record business and eventually took over the worldwide chairmanship of the company, which sold eight billion records and earned $65 billion in his 15 years as the head of the company. Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey are just the beginning of the list. The roster also included Bruce Springsteen, Destiny’s Child, Celine Dion, The Dixie Chicks, Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel … and don’t forget The Latin Explosion with Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony and Shakira. His fingerprints remain

all over the record business. “I think he was a genius and … I don’t think we’ll be able to see what Tommy Mottola did again because it’s definitely a different business out there,” said Emilio Estefan, who described Mottola as his brother in a Wednesday phone interview. “He definitely wrote a chapter in the music business that I don’t think will be done again.” “Hitmaker,” written with Cal Fussman, is no fairy tale, however. He details his successes and the drive that propelled him to the top of the business, but also talks at length about the down times. The 63-year-old is fairly unsparing of the executives who ushered him out at Sony. “I had a vision really of building this total entertainment company, which obviously today exists as public companies in Live Nation and lots of other companies like that, or AEG, where the company

could have participated in every source of revenue,” he said. “But there was no one there who even remotely understood what I was talking about at that level.” Mottola says Jackson “snapped” when he lashed out at his label and Mottola personally amid accusations of child molestation and declining record sales. Jackson called Mottola the devil and waged a public campaign to be released from his recording contract. Over time, Mottola said, the two repaired the rift: “That blew over and we ended up being great friends.” But as the label’s chairman, Mottola was in the uncomfortable position of being the only person telling Jackson no when expenses began to mount on his increasingly extravagant projects. “We tried on his behalf, for his sake, to put the brakes on many times …” Mottola said. “And we did the best we could. But at the end of the day Michael was an adult.”

Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes” by Ian K. Smith (St. Martin’s Press) 2. “My Beloved World” by Sonia Sotomayor (Knopf) 3. “Francona: The Red Sox Years” by Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 4. “Jesus Calling: Enjoy Peace in His Presence” by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers) 5. “Killing Kennedy” by

Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co.) 6. “Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co.) 7. “StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath (Gallup Press) 8. “The Elf on the Shelf” by Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell (CCA&B) 9. “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of belief” by Lawrence Wright (Knopf) 10. “I Declare” by Joel Osteen (Faith Words)

FICTION E-BOOKS 1. “Safe Haven” by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “Private Berlin” by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan (Little, Brown) 3. “Hopeless” by Colleen Hoover (Self-published via Amazon Digital Services) 4. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishing Group) 5. “Wait For Me” by Elisabeth Naughton (Elisabeth Naughton)

6. “Ever After” by Kim Harrison (Harper Voyager) 7. “Suspect” by Robert Crais (Crown) 8. “Beautiful Creatures” by Kami Garcis, Margaret Stohl (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) 9. “The Forgotten” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 10. “Someone to Love” by Addison Moore (Addison Moore)


This May 9, 2009, file photo shows music mogul Tommy Mottola, left, and his wife, singer Thalia, at the 2009 White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington.

BESTSELLERS FICTION 1. “Private Berlin” by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan (Little, Brown) 2. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) 3. “A Memory of Light” by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson (TorBooks) 4. “Suspect” by Robert Crais (Crown) 5. “Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of teh Radioactive RoboBoxers” by Dav Pilkey



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Instead of ‘I can’t,’ say ‘How can I?’ BY LAVINIA RODRIGUEZ Tampa Bay Times Changing habits so that you lose weight, get fit and manage your health successfully is certainly not an easy task. Patients often say, “It’s easier said than done, Doc.” I always agree with them because they’re absolutely right. However, everything is easier said than done, isn’t it? Recently, I was talking shop with a colleague, describing some of the steps my patients have been taking. “I wish my patients would be willing to do that kind of work,” he told me. “I can get them to take a pill, but I can’t get them to do the work.” Of course, it’s easier to take a pill than to do the psychological and physical work required to make major changes. But pills don’t produce lasting, fundamental change. Sometimes it’s necessary also to take medication, but typically, it’s the work that makes the most difference and helps any necessary medication to work most effectively. The statement “It’s easier said than done” serves no useful purpose if one is serious about life changes. Hanging onto this state-

ment is a way to continue to procrastinate, to keep from confronting any fears we may have that are keeping us from starting to change and to delude ourselves into thinking that we have no power. So, when a patient says, “It’s easier said than done, Doc,” I say, “You’re right. Now, how much do you want to change?” Another frequent statement I hear from people when they come across life problems is “I can’t.” This is a guaranteed showstopper because as soon as you say it, your brain turns off. Nothing gets better when we say, “I can’t.” But ask, “How can I?,” and your brain seeks solutions. This is what therapy is all about, whether you’re working with a professional or embarking on a self-help program. It’s about acknowledging a problem, accepting the difficulty of it and searching for ways to solve it. That process is paralyzed by saying, “I can’t.” It’s important to learn to listen to what we say to ourselves and how those statements affect our behavior. Are you finding that life seems to not cooperate with you? Perhaps the issue is what you’re saying to yourself.

ANNOUNCEMENT POLICY Couples celebrating anniversaries, weddings or engagements wishing to have their announcements in the Troy Daily News may pick up information forms at the newspaper office, 224 S. Market St., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Troy Daily News announcement forms must be filled out completely in order to be published. Information also may be sent by e-mail to (subject line: engagement, wedding, etc.) or filled out on the form provided at A glossy black-and-white or good quality color photo is requested. The Troy Daily News reserves the right to judge whether photo quality is acceptable for reproduction. Couples celebrating anniversaries may submit a wedding photo and a recent photo for publication. Photos may be picked up at the newspaper office after they are used or returned by mail if they are accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.



Oda, Lyon to marry in May TROY — The engagement of Maggie Louise Oda of Hot Springs, Ark., and Alexander Clark Lyon of Rockford, Mich., is announced by her parents, Scott and Robin Oda of Troy. Doug and Mindy Lyon of Rockford, Mich., are parents of the groom-to-be. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Troy High School, a 2011 graduate of Lee University, Cleveland, Tenn., with a bachelor of science degree in communications. She is a resident adviser at the Arkansas

School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts. Her fiance is a 2006 graduate of Rockford High School, and a 2011 graduate of Lee University with a bachelor of science degree in history. He is a financial adviser with the Edward Jones Co. They plan a May 19, 2013, wedding.

PUBLIC RECORDS: MARRIAGE LICENSES Ronald Alan Cooper, 27, of 918 W. Ash St., Piqua, to Erika Ann Brookhart, 23, of same address. Andrew Jason Collins,

29, of 359 N. Third St., Tipp City, to Danielle Faye Inman, 26, of same address. Christopher Michael Collins, 20, of 1152 Van

Way, Piqua, to Tiffany Shay Smith, 21, of same address. George H. Cassidy, 48, of 321 E. Canal St., Troy, to Margaret Ann Pate, 34,

of same address. Kenneth Franklin McNeal II, 25, of 425 W. Franklin St., Troy, to Lindsey Ann Berry, 29, of same address.


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Rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.53 percent WASHINGTON (AP) — The average U.S. rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage rose this week to its highest level in four months but remains low by historical standards. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year loan increased to 3.53 percent. That’s up from 3.42 percent last week and the first time the rate has exceeded 3.50 percent since September. The average for the 15-year fixed mortgage advanced to 2.81 percent from 2.71 percent last week. Mortgage rates tend to track the yield on the 10-year Treasury note. It rose to 2 percent Thursday, up from 1.85 percent a week ago. Strong fourth-quarter earnings and positive reports on housing have pushed stocks higher. That lowered demand for Treasurys, considered safe investments. As demand for Treasurys declines, the yield increases. Even with the increases, mortgage rates remained near historic lows. Home prices are increasing steadily, pushed higher by rising sales and a tighter supply of available homes. When home prices rise, Americans feel wealthier and are more likely to spend. Housing could add as much as 1 percentage point to economic growth this year. The increase in sales and the thinner inventory of available homes have also spurred more construction. Still, the housing market has a long way to a full recovery. And many people are unable to take advantage of the low rates, either because they can’t qualify for stricter lending rules or they lack the money to meet larger down payment requirements. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country on Monday through Wednesday of each week. The average doesn’t include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. One point equals 1 percent of the loan amount. The average fee for 30-year loans was unchanged at 0.7 point. The fee for 15-year loans also was steady at 0.7 point. The average rate on a one-year adjustablerate mortgage rose to 2.59 percent from 2.57 percent. The fee for one-year adjustable-rate loans remained at 0.5 point.

Guidelines for adding bold color to rooms BY MARY CAROL GARRITY Scripps Howard News Service How comfortable are you decorating with color? I’m always surprised by how many of my friends and customers are nervous about selecting and decorating with bold colors. They question their ability to tell how much color is too little or too much. Or they aren’t quite sure how to bring new color schemes into the existing decor. I agree: Decorating with strong colors can be intimidating. That’s why I always take one of two foolproof approaches when I interject powerful pigments into a room. 1. If you use a strong color on the walls, use neutrals in the room. I am crazy about bold, strong paint colors. While everyone has a color quotient — the level of color that feels just right — I think statement wall colors look best when they are balanced with plenty of neutral furnishings, artwork and accents. Here are some tips on how to decorate a room to bring out the best in my top wallcolor picks for the year: Every year, Pantone, the company that’s the renowned authority on color, picks its color of the year. For 2013, it’s emerald. I was thrilled to hear this.. Just like Mother Nature does, I mix lots of different tones of green together when I decorate, so the presentation feels more evolved, less matchy-matchy. With bold green colors on bedroom walls, for example, think about using lots of black and white in your bedding, crisp and clean neutrals that tone things down a bit. Here’s another idea: My friend Julie just painted her kitchen walls deep green. To balance the strong wall color, she painted her cabinets all white. Then, she dressed her windows with black-andwhite ticking drapery panels. It turned out so lovely! Navy I’ve had a lifelong love affair with the color blue, but my undying devotion is reserved for navy. Peony Pink A friend was tired of the drab green walls in her living room, so I urged her to keep the wall color but paint the ceiling in Peony. We finished the room with creamcolored furnishings and a gallery of modern art. It looks beautiful. Gray Deep, dark charcoal gray is really big right now. This dramatic, moody color


Cover several pieces of furniture in bold fabrics that include a variety of patterns and colors to uplift your room. looks amazing paired with white and cream, providing a startling light-dark contrast. Dark colors call for light-colored furniture, like a white, light-yellow or dove-gray sofa. Dress up the sofa with an assortment of tone-on-tone pillows filled with touchable texture. Or toss in a few pops of bright color, like marigold, turquoise or emerald. You’ll also want to dress the walls in lots of light-colored artwork, especially framed pieces that feature a generous amount of matting. 2. If you use a neutral color on the wall, use strong colors in the room. You can saturate spaces with color without ever picking up a paintbrush. The trick is to layer up the tones through furnishings, floor coverings, artwork and accents. Introducing color through your decor is a great way to wade in if you’re

not sure what your color quotient is yet. Start by adding one pop of color, maybe through a brightly colored lamp or a side chair upholstered in a floral or geometric print. Then live in the room for a few weeks and see how it feels. If you find yourself yearning for more color, add another piece. Rest. Then repeat until you’ve achieved your perfect blend. If you know you want to take things up a notch, cover several pieces of furniture in bold fabrics that include a variety of patterns and colors. Work in solid-colored accents that pluck out a few of the colors featured in your fabric. If your walls are covered in a soft neutral like white, cream, light yellow or light blue, they will balance the bold statement you’re making through your furniture and accents.

Dryers are fire hazards The newspaper headlines read, “An early Friday morning house fire killed a mother, her daughter and another family member.” The fire probably started “in or near a clothes dryer inside the home.” Deadly accidents like this are preventable. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) estimates that there are 2,900 clothes-dryer fires in residential buildings in the United States each year, resulting in five deaths and $35 million in property damage. The majority of dryer fires are the result of lint buildup inside the dryer or inside the pipe that vents to the outside. All too often I find a home with the dryer connected to a rigid PVC or a coiled plastic vent pipe. Plastic and lighter weight foils will burn through and allow a fire to spread to the home. Lint is so flammable that it has been said that outdoorsmen use it to start campfires. I also find dryer-vent pipes that are too long (25 feet is the maximum) and with too many elbows to

redirect the pipe around corners or around floor joists. Each 90-degree turn is equal to 5 feet of restriction inside the pipe and each 45-degree turn is equal to 2-1/2-feet of restriction. If you use two 90-degree elbows, equal to 10 feet of pipe, then you have only 15 feet of pipe left to use to vent to the exterior. If the dryer cannot vent properly, the dryer will run longer to dry the clothes, and with each elbow used there is a good chance that lint will start to accumulate at the bend. Now you have elbow restrictions as well as lint buildup, and the two together increase the loads on the dryer. If a dryer is forced to run too often, the dryer’s sensors, which are designed to protect the dryer from overheating, can fail. No one knows the condition of the dryer at the scene of this fire or how it was maintained, but the house fire is thought to have started long after the dryer had been shut off. Smoldering lint inside the dryer or vent pipe evidently spread late at night.

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Surrounded by a beautiful wooded area off of Troy Sidney Road, across from Duke Park.

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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS one lot, $195,000. Cynthia Hale, Gregory Hale, HUBER HEIGHTS Douglas Lamka, Judi Lamka, Krista Folkerth, Matthew Linda Newman, Russell Newman Carriage Trails at the Heights, Folkerth to Krista Folkerth, to Douglas Shope, Kristina Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., Dec Matthew Folkerth, one lot, $0. Shope, one lot, $62,000. one lot, $26,500. Chris R. Hancock, Cynthia Carriage Trails at the Heights, Hancock to Chris Hancock, PIQUA Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., Cynthia Hancock, one lot, $0. one lot, $30,500. Estate of Jack D. Lehman to Barbara Cook, attorney in Saundra Lehman, one lot, $0. fact, Elsie Sweigart to Harold TIPP CITY Amanda Dickerson, Shane Swift to Dan Bowman, Graydon Stover III, Jessica Stover, one lot, $42,900. Filbrun, one lot, $40,000. Secretary of Housing and De La Piedra Properties Inc., Urban Development to 25A DS Smith Properties LLC to Piqua Apartdela LLC to Dhorn Tyler Ashman, a part lot, Beverage & Deli Inc., one lot, $0. Piqua Senior Housing LLC, one $49,900. Christen Sauls, Christine Sauls lot, $1,861,500. Clifford Lee Jr. to Federal to Mark Sauls, one lot, $0. Lyle Crum, Victoria Crum to National Mortgage Association, Vicki Lynn Gomes to Anthony Jeanetta Knepper, Steven one lot, $65,000. Gomes, one lot, $0. Dennis Heffner, Lynne Heffner Edward Witte, Kathleen Witte Knepper, one lot, $42,000. Kathleen Monnier, Thomas to HSL Second Street LLC, a part to Sarah Groene, co-trustee, Jennifer Hickey co-trustee, Witte Monnier to Carolyn Shroyer, two lot, $50,000. part lots, $54,000. Family Preservation Trust, one Fifth Third Mortgage lot, $0. LAURA Company to Secretary of the Jessica Hammaker, Michael Hammaker to Bank of America, U.S. Department of Housing Kimberly Kelly, Randy Kell to and Urban Development, one successor, LaSalle Bank, N.A., Covington Savings and Loan lot, $0. trustee, Merrill Lynch First Association, one lot, $0. Michael Havenar, Tammie Franklin Mortgage Loan, Havenar to Ryan Havenar, one Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed WEST MILTON lot, $0. Certificates, U.S. Bank N.A., Ernest Ellis, Katherine Ellis to successor trustee, one lot, Beatrice Berry, one lot, $30,000. Steven Johnston to Rebecca $60,000. Johnston, a part lot, $0. Douglas R. Coate Sr., Federal National Mortgage COVINGTON Jennifer Coate to J.P. Morgan Association, John D. Clunk Co. Chase Bank N.A., one lot, a part LPA, attorney in fact to Matthew lot, $43,400. Gina H. Thomas Revocable Minneman, one lot, $67,000. GMAC Mortgage LLC to Living Trust, Gina Thomas, Secretary of Housing and Urban trustee to Mary Jo Miller, one lot, BETHEL TWP. Development, one lot, $0. two part lots, $89,900. Cecilia Allen, Franklin Allen to Matthew Myers to Bank of America N.A., one lot, $60,000. Sandra Ark-Dunham, coBonnie Kaiser, Darren Kaiser,


trustee, Carl D. Bowman, cotrustee, Kenneth Bowman Revocable Living Trust to Sandra Ark Dunham, Carl Bowman, Jo Ann Bowman, Anita BowmanHamber, Sandra Ark Dunham, Anita Bowman Hamber, 15.283 acres, 8.513 acres, 20.0 acres, 40.00 acres, 20.050 acres, 5.00 acres, 15.841 acres, $0. Christina Clary, Rex Clary to Federal National Mortgage Association, 0.033 acres, $60,000. Virgil Brown to Elizabeth Brannan, Steven Brannan, Kendall Gerken, Robert Gerken, 9.986 acres, $264,400.

Jackson to Matthew Nelson, 1.8964 acres, $147,900. Ashley Stull, Jack Stull to David Mayor, Rita Mayor, 1.573 acres, $280,000.


Karen Engle, Paul Engle to Keith Hatfield, Mary Hatfield, one lot, $214,000. Jane Kronholm, Kurt Kronholm to VK Farms LLC, a part tract 64.254 acres, $0. William Vocke JR. to VK Farms LLC, 64.254 acres, $0. Madonna Heidenreich, Robert CONCORD TWP. Heidenreich, Mainsource Bank, Jacqueline Powell, receiver, Harry Robinette, Christy White to Security Lending LTD., Successor Bank of New York, trustee, Bank of to Security Lending LTD., four lots, New York Mellon, Certificateholders $1,348,400. of Cwabs Inc., one lot, $126,700. Ownit Mortgage Loan Asset Backed Certificates, Ownit NEWBERRY TWP. Mortgage Loan Trust, U.S. Bank N.A., trustee to John Cook, 1.918 Damita Hoblit, Daniel Hoblit to acres, 5.832 acres, $138,800. Daniel Hoblit, a part tract 2.773 James Peters to Anthony acres, $0. Peters, Christine Peters, 3.1694 Estate of Joshua Welch to Emily acres, 7.438 acres, $0. Welch, one lot, $0. Barbara Goubeaux, co-trustee, UNION TWP. Marvin Goubeaux, co-trustee to MBG Farms LLC, $0. Janet Thompson to Gabriele Genevieve Ditmer, Harold Sindelir, Gary Sindelir, 10.002 Ditmer to Theresa Ditmer a.k.a. acres, $202,500. Theresa Frazee, a part tract 10.001 acres, $0. NEWTON TWP. Roy Osborne, Sara Osborne to Roy Osborne, Sara Osborne, a part tract 5.849 acres, $0 Lorraine Jackson, Ronald

Midas touch was all over High Point furniture show BY PATRICIA SHERIDAN Pittsburgh Post-Gazette HIGH POINT, N.C. — There was a certain warmth at the Fall International Home Furnishings Market, and it wasn’t simply the smiling vendors anticipating a stronger season. It was the unmistakable glow of gold tones emanating from so many showrooms. Upholstery, hardware and veneers all had the Midas touch. Getting the cold shoulder were the nickel, chrome and silver hues that have been dominant over the past decade. “Rich gold colors and other 17th-century Baroque influences leapt to the forefront this fall from Dolce & Gabbana’s runway to our showroom,” said Heather Eidenmiller, director of brand development at Bernhardt Furniture. The warmer ambience of brass, bronze, gold and even copper may herald a return to a consumer appreciation of higher-caliber furnishings, perhaps echoing the


A grouping in gold tones by Bernhardt. precious metal’s escalating value. Here is a sample of the manufacturers returning to the gold standard: Bernhardt Furniture issued a strong statement with the Fitzgerald sofa upholstered in gold velvet. Portia armless chairs are

paired with the Brielle end tables and coffee table done in a patina brass base and ivory lacquered tops. The look speaks to a healthy bottom line. Appreciating the value of all that glows is the Bill Sofield lighting collection for

Baker. It includes the Valerian chandelier in antiqued white gold leaf covering steel leaves for a oneof-a-kind look. The Signature table lamp from the same collection is more contemporary in molded and hammered natural brass.

Global Views expressed its lust for luster with several introductions, including the Egg and Palm brass and bronze lamp and a stunning Collectors cabinet. The cabinet, in hardwood with black lacquer finish and gold detail, features two locking doors that open to reveal adjustable glass shelves. With solid-brass-ring pulls and gold eglomise mirror doors, this dynamic piece exudes elegance. Councill Furniture was not shying away from rich veneers, either. The Parker cabinet speaks to affluence, with a gold-leaf finish, poppy-lacquer interior and ebony-lacquer base. A member of the same club is Councill’s Devin chest, also with gold-leaf exterior. Studio A demonstrated a desire to go for the gold with its gold Waves martini table (although it also comes in silver and graphite). For warmth without the glint, there is the Izmir cocktail or end table, both done in hammered brass. Theodore Alexander’s Autumnal Glow chest

should come with sunglasses. Light plays nicely with the gold-leaf doors, embossed with impressions of real leaves. Hancock and Moore has been looking to the fashion industry for inspiration. The venerable leather-chair company aimed for glamour, but it hit the glitzy bull’s-eye with the Flirt chair in gold leather. It’s the seat of luxury. The Clairval coffee table by French Heritage features a glittering gold-shard glass top sitting on a metal base covered in gold leaf. It’s a rich addition to any room and comes in console or endtable versions. It isn’t just interiors that are looking Fort Knox-worthy. Brown Jordan brought back Kantan, originally designed in 1956 in aluminum for pool and patio playtime. This timeless midcentury, low-slung profile has been upgraded to brass and has been christened Kantan II. The strapping is no longer the old hard nylon. It’s a revolutionary soft design with lots of give.


Dryers Never leave a dryer running when you’re away from home, and never leave it running while you’re sleeping. To ensure proper and safe operation of a clothes dryer, the lint screen should be cleaned with each use, the dryer-vent pipe should be cleaned at least twice a year and the area around the lint screen and behind the dryer should be vacuumed often to remove the accumulated lint. I found the following useful

information at The Laundry Alternative Inc.: “Make sure the dryer duct is made of solid metallic material. Both vinyl and foil are combustible and spiral-wound surfaces tend to catch lint more readily. “The dryer duct should vent to the exterior and in no case should it vent to the attic or crawlspace. Avoid the use of inside heat recovery diverter valves or termination boxes, which do not comply with current standards. “Avoid kinking or crushing the dryer duct to make up for installa-

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753 DARTMOUTH Just listed. Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths with partial basement, 2 car garage in Westbrook. Many features include cherry kitchen cabinets, large rooms and a Florida room, abundant storage and nicely landscaped on a large lot. Won’t last long at $157,500. Dir: W. Main, Rt. on Dorset, Lt. on Cornish, Lt. on Dartmouth.

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Q: I plan on remodeling my kitchen. One feature planned is a small prep sink for my small kitchen island. I only need cold water to this sink and because of the Dwight Barnett is a certified tight area a large master inspector. Contact him at C. faucet will not fit. Any Dwight Barnett, Evansville Courier ideas on a faucet I & Press, P.O. Box 268, Evansville, can use? All I have seen are standard Ind. 47702. kitchen faucets. Thanks! — Tracy, Rhode Island A: I know just the faucet that may work for you. In fact, I have one in my own kitchen. It’s called a beverage faucet and it can add convenience, style and a special feature to your prep sink. First, it only uses a cold-water line, so it’s a little easier to rough in and install. Second, it is smaller than a standard kitchen faucet. Finally, most models have a filter-option feature, so you can have a dedicated drinking faucet in your kitchen. Note: This is not a “tap”-type water dispenser. A beverage 608 WILLOW POINT Spectacular 2420 sq. ft. ranch in Troy! Fall faucet looks and works in love with this spacious 3-4 bed, 3 bath like a mini-gooseneck home. Finished basement features a Mary faucet and it can even 15x23 media room, full bath & bed! Couser $219,900. Dir: I-75 to Exit 74, W on SR 41, match your larger L on Stanfield, R on Meadow Point, L on 216-0922 kitchen-faucet style. All Willow Point. Visit this home at: 339-0508 in all, I’ll call that a “small” faucet with a “big” payback for your new kitchen! ®


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305 Apartment DODD RENTALS Tipp-Troy: 2 bedroom AC, appliances $575/$475 plus deposit No pets (937)667-4349 for appt. NEWLY DECORATED Tipp City, 1 & 2 Bedroom, No pets. all appliances, water/sewage/trash included, (937)238-2560 PIQUA, Parkridge Place. Roomy 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, CA, stackable washer/ dryer furnished, $525, no animals! (419)629-3569.

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310 Commercial/Industrial RETAIL SPACE available, great Troy area! $995 month. Parking included. Call Dottie Brown, (937)335-5440.

315 Condos for Rent TIPP CITY, 2 Bedroom, screened deck, large rooms, garage. $650 Month. Small pets ok. (937)339-3961

320 Houses for Rent 2 BEDROOM house, 1.5 baths, newly remodeled, fresh paint. 834 Fountain St. Troy. $625 monthly plus deposit plus utilities. (937)974-0987 PIQUA 1 bedroom house, $325. 1 bedroom apartment, $375. 2 bedroom apartment, $400. (937)773-2829 after 2pm

TROY, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 & $525 monthly.

PIQUA, 910 New Haven. 3 bedroom, 1.5 car, CA, fenced yard. $850, deposit. (937)778-9303, (937)604-5417.

$200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821 TROY, 21 N. Oxford, 1 bedroom, down stairs, appliances furnished, $390 monthly, plus deposit. No pets. (937)698-3151 TROY area, 2 bedroom townhouses, 1-1/2 bath, furnished appliances, W/D hookup, A/C, No dogs $475. (937)339-6776. WOODGATE APARTMENTS, 1433 Covington, 1 bedroom, very quiet. $406 monthly, Special $299 deposit if qualified, (937)773-3530, (937)418-9408

SMALL 3 bedroom $575 month plus deposit. No pets. 2 children max. Nonsmoking. (937)335-4501 TROY, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1.5 car garage, completely redecorated, $730 month, 1353 Lee Road (937)239-1864 TROY, 704 Maplecrest large 3/4 bedroom, 2 bath, fenced yard, Must see, $925 Monthly, Open House Saturday 2pm-5pm or call (937)726-4099 TROY, Troy-Sidney Rd, 3 bedrooms, $700 monthly plus electric, newly remodeled, hardwood/ carpet floors, heated tile, oak trim. (937)418-2281

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Budget renovation delivers rich results BY CANDICE OLSON Scripps Howard News Service Mike and Mary-Anne recently upgraded to a larger home. They’re excited to have more space for themselves and their two kids. Plus, they both come from extensive families and love to entertain big groups. But the couple were running into trouble accommodating everyone in their combination living room-dining room, a space that lacked both personality and functionality. To provide enough seating for family dinners, tables had to be dragged in from elsewhere in the house to supplement the main dining table. Chairs had to be scrounged up from every room in the house. The result? No matter what was on their dinner menu, Mike and MaryAnne’s main course was always frustration. Change was sorely needed, but the homeowners’ budget was extremely tight. The good news was that their living/dining room had a lot of potential, and even with a limited budget I knew it was possible to create a functional and beautiful space. We began by ripping out the wall-to-wall broadloom and replacing it with tongue-andgroove hardwood. To give the plain ceiling in the dining room some pizzazz, we installed a T-bar framework and then fitted each square with white-coffered gypsum tile inserts. Recessed lighting was added to the ceiling to brighten up the space. The cost was minimal, but the effect is classy and rich-looking. In addition to the ceiling lights, we added two sconces and a classic chandelier in the dining room, along with table lamps behind the sectional sofa. Together, the lighting fixtures in this room combine to brighten the space while pro-


Now the living/dining room is a warm and inviting space that is sure to be the scene of many get-togethers. viding the ability to dim it down when a more dramatic effect is needed. My plan called for drapery panels to run the length of the dining-room wall, but we couldn’t afford designer fabric. So, to create the illusion of custom draperies, we purchased plain ready-made panels off the shelf. Then we bought just enough gorgeous, rich-looking fabric to edge those panels. The effect was amazing — and we repeated the same treatment on the living-room window. Family is important to Mike and Mary-Anne, and so we used an easy-to-hang photo wall kit to showcase some of their favorite pictures. Framed in a combination of silver and white, the photos — each one an individual work of art in its own right — combine to create a dramatic conversation piece along the back wall of the room. With a larger home comes a bigger mortgage, and Mike and Mary-Anne didn’t have the budget for an expensive reno. Nevertheless, it is still really important to splurge on classic �investment pieces� that you will enjoy for years.

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In this case, those pieces were a custom dining table with a double-pedestal base and a spacious sectional sofa. Together, they make the room cozy and comfortable. Guests are easily accommodated around the large table, complete with extension leaves. And the expansive sofa and additional seating practically beg everyone to move into the living room to relax after dinner! After we invested in those classic pieces, though, we had next to nothing left to buy accessories. The solution was to sift through the wares at local antiques and rummage shops, in search of the perfect finishing touches. A wooden magazine box, some stackable old suitcases and even old trophies were just what the decorator ordered. We also breathed new life into a vintage sideboard with a fresh coat of white paint and a custom stone top. The couple’s original wooden china cabinet, a marble-topped coffee table and a complementary area rug completed the transformation. Mike and Mary-Anne’s living/dining room is ready to serve up classic elegance.


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JAPANESE TRANSLATOR KTH Parts Industries, Inc. a quality oriented manufacturer of stamped and welded auto parts, located in St. Paris, Ohio has an immediate opening for a Japanese Translator in our Engineering Department. The successful candidate for this position will have the following qualifications: K At least two years experience in interpretation and translation including simultaneous translation; K Knowledge and experience with either technical, automotive, and or manufacturing vocabulary a plus; and K Solid presentation and computer skills (Microsoft Office) are a must. The successful candidate should be a self motivated individual who can multi-task, be organized as well as have excellent customer service skills. Willing to be flexible with work hours and minimal travel is required. KTH Parts Industries, Inc. offers a very attractive benefit package, competitive salary and team oriented manufacturing environment. Qualified candidates should send a resume including salary requirement to:


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TOOLING TECHNICAL STAFF KTH Parts Industries, Inc., a quality oriented manufacturer of stamped and welded auto parts located in St. Paris, Ohio, has an immediate opening for a Tooling Technical Staff position in our Stamping Die Maintenance Department. The successful candidate for this position will have die making/repair responsibilities with CNC machining, being a plus. Experience working on transfer, progressive and tandem dies, ability to read and understand parts drawings, implement die modifications, troubleshoot and work overtime when required. Candidates should have a minimum of 4 years experience in die making/repair and/or CNC machining. Must have ability to run lathes, mills, surface grinders, and other shop machines. Completion of a technical trade school (tooling field) is preferred. CAD experience is a plus. Willing to work any shift. KTH Parts offers a very attractive benefit package, competitive wage and a team oriented manufacturing environment. Qualified candidates should send a resume to:

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EQUIPMENT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN KTH Parts Industries Inc., a quality oriented manufacturer of stamped and welded auto parts, located in St. Paris, Ohio, has an immediate opening for an individual in our Equipment Support Group (ESG). The successful candidate should have two years industrial experience or an equivalent technical degree. Good working knowledge of Robotics, PLC’s, Basic Electricity, Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems is desired. Industrial electricity safety training, mig or arc welding, or familiarity with oxyacetylene welding and cutting is also a plus. This is a second shift position. KTH Parts offers a very attractive benefit package, competitive salary and team oriented manufacturing environment. Qualified candidates should send a resume including salary requirements to:

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WALKER, seated walker, tub, shower/ transfer benches, commode chair, toilet riser with or without arms, grab bars, canes, (937)339-4233.

GUNS & AMMO, Rifle, Winchester, Model 94-32W.S. Cal. 32 Winchester Special, over 70 years old, very nice 1 box of ammo, $625, Shotgun, 12ga pump, Lightweight, 30 inch barrel, full choke, Marlin nice gun, perfect for home protection or hunting $225, Pistol- Wall hanger for man cave, shoots but not recommended, Hopkins & Allen 38 short, top brake, folding hammer, pat. Jan 5Oct 6, 1886, real cool old pistol, $100, Ammo, Point .223, 7.62x39, 30-30, .45, 3 0 0 6 , 22LR-22mag-22-250, .308, 7.62x54, Call for prices, (937)698-6362 Chuck

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CRIB, changing table, pack-n-play, doorway swing, swing, high chair, booster chair, travel bassinet, tub, clothes, blankets, movies, dolls, more (937)339-4233.

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



Miami Metropolitan Housing Authority has two (2) 1995 Chevrolet trucks with snow plows, lift gates and toolboxes for sale. Sealed bids will be accepted until and opened at 9:00 a.m. February 15th, 2013. Minimum bid is $3,000 per vehicle. The Authority reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to choose the bid most beneficial to the Authority. Bids may be for either or both vehicles. Vehicles sold “as is”. Authority hours and location: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday, 1695 Troy-Sidney Rd., Troy, Ohio 45373.

Continental Express has immediate opening for a LOT DRIVER for Saturdays. Will be responsible for parking trucks and dropping trailers on our lot. CDLA not required but must have prior experience operating tractor trailers. Must also pass drug screen.

CCW CLASS. March 2nd, 8am to 4pm and March 3rd, 8am to noon. Held at Piqua Fish and Game. $60 person. (937)760-4210.

WESTIE PUPPIES, 2 males, 16 weeks old, shots and wormed. $175. Call or text (937)658-4267

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1993 CADILLAC Fleetwood Brougham, excellent condition! 39,000 original miles. Asking $6000, (937)778-0217.

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A local manufacturer located near Urbana, Ohio has an immediate opening for a Workers’ Compensation administrator. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of experience processing Workers’ Compensation claims, preferably self- insurance, as well as general HR experience. A 2 or 4 year degree is preferred, but not a must. Various other HR duties will be assigned.

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REAL ESTATE SELLS ABSOLUTE TO HIGHEST BIDDER! Older 2 story, duplexed, plus nice 2 car garage. Don’t overlook the opportunity as you can buy at your price. Appraised by the Auditor at $82,100 & now offered with no reserve at Absolute Auction w/ $3,000 down & the balance in 20 days. Full details at PERSONAL PROPERTY: Home Furnishings; Appliances; Glassware; Kitchen Items, 3 Quilts & more! Oak china cabinet; craftsman desk; lamp & drop leaf tables; 3 antique clocks; Aladdin 2 tone lamp & others; white kitchen cabinet; yellow dinette set; 17.5 cuft refrigerator; chest freezer; granite items; CI planter kettle & spider; 3 wooden sugar buckets; wooden Wapakoneta stomp churn; butter paddle, press & mold; 5 gal crock; stoneware 1877 tenderizer; Vaseline glass bowl; scenic blue & white pitcher; deep bowls; Roseville Poppy vase; McCoy & other planters; salt dips; salt & pepper collection; birthday angels; Boyd’s Bears; dolls; toy road grader & rocker dump; tricycle; long stem china pipe; 35 cylinder records; blond china cabinet; early Am rocker; walnut poster bed; 2 sgl beds; painted dresser, chest & vanity; cedar chest; misc tools; garage items & more! Details & photos at



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2009 FORD F150, super cab, long bed, heavy duty, $20,000 (937)698-6051


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2000 JEEP Grand Cherokee, V8, leather, loaded, 1 owner, excellent condition. $2895. ( 9 3 7 ) 4 4 0 - 9 3 2 3 (937)287-4374

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515 Auctions

Covington: ABSOLUTE Business Opportunity Income Property PUBLIC w/ Garage AUCTION Complete Dispersal of Home & Contents At 161 N. High Street, Route 48, just north of the central business district & south of Rt 36.

500 - Merchandise

245 Manufacturing/Trade

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Continental Express 10450 St Rt 47 Sidney, OH Or call 800-497-2100


PUPPY, 6 week old female Shih-tzu mix, $75, (937)606-2345 or (937)710-4682.

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CATS, Helping Hands Rescue has several special cats in need of homes, (937)570-3518.


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583 Pets and Supplies


CEMETERY PLOTS @ Forest Hill. 6 separate plots in old section, lot 52 front. $400 per plot. (703)250-5720


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2001 TOMOS Targa LX moped, black. Two new tires! Good condition. $500. (937)308-6341




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