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Statistics tell only part of the story BY SHARON COHEN Associated Press J.R. Childress is up before the sun, bustling about in the French colonial brick house he built. He helps pack his wife’s lunch, downs some eggs or cereal for breakfast, pores over online and newspaper

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job listings and hopes even prays this will be the day when his fortunes turn around. He’s determined to stay busy, job or no job, for sanity’s sake. Maybe he’ll help a neighbor. Exercise. Or check out computer blueprints of construction projects around Winston-Salem, N.C., to

stay connected to the world where he thrived for three decades. Childress has been laid off twice since late 2009, most recently for 10 months. “Every day is a struggle,” he said in a soft drawl. “The struggle is the unknown. You’ve worked your way up the ladder and you

get to a point in life and a position in work where you’re comfortable … then all of a sudden everything goes away. It’s like being thrown into a hole and you’re climbing to get up, but it’s greased. There’s no way of getting out.” The frustrations of one 53-yearold North Carolina man are multiplied millions of times over across

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Eric Percel, who keeps bees and sells honey, describes a complete hive body in April 2009. Percel is a Miami East High School graduate and an agriculture engineering student at The Ohio State University. He will be a paid research assistant next quarter in California, for an in-depth study about how commercial pesticides are affecting honey bees.

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Taking a break from college is “a blessing in the hives” for 21year-old Eric Percel of Troy. The Miami East High School graduate and agriculture engineering student at The Ohio State University will temporarily put his studies on hold next quarter to travel to California as a paid research assistant for an in-depth study about how commercial pesticides are affecting his favorite hobby — raising honey bees. Percel will study how pesticides used on the California almond trees are affecting the growth of


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queen bees — a big business for commercial bee breeders in the state. “I’m excited to contribute and also see how commercial queen breeders operate,” Percel said. “Some of the best genetics in the nation for honey bees is in California.” Word spread about his beekeeping skills and a fellow member of a local bee club, Dwight Wells of Tipp City, recommended Percel to take part in the research project with Reed Johnson, a professor of entomology through Ohio State University’s agricultural research

and development center in Wooster. Percel will assist Johnson with a study that will look at how California almond tree growers’ pesticide “Pristine” is affecting the honey bee population, especially queen bee development. “(Johnson) was looking for someone who had experience in queen rearing,” Percel said. “I’ve done it before and have taken classes so I fit the description perfectly.” Percel said he is interested to see how the environmental practices correlate with honey bees in

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Hobart Arena just might have another Grammy winner coming to Troy later this year. Following the recent success of several Christian music acts that have performed at Hobart Arena the past couple of years, arena officials announced Friday that Chris Tomlin is lined up for a summer show in Troy. An Evening TOMLIN with Chris Tomlin is set for 7:30 p.m. June 14 at the historic arena on Adams Street. “We’re looking forward to having him come in June,” said Hobart Arena Manager Ken Siler, noting that Tomlin is up for a trio of trophies at tonight’s Grammy Awards. “Chris is promoted by Awakening Events, which is the same promoter that has brought in the majority of the Christian music concerts that have appeared at Hobart in the last three years. And we’re looking forward to continuing that partnership … and continuing to bring quality Christian music acts to Troy.” The 39-year-old Tomlin has enjoyed three No. 1 albums on the Christian music charts in a career dating back to 2001. He’s had four No. 1’s on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart, and collected 18 Gospel Music Association


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J.R. Childress searches on the computer for job opportunities at his home in Kernersville, N.C., Wednesday. Childress has been laid off twice since late 2009, most recently for 10 months. “Every day is a struggle,” he said. he ever will again. Or the rejection J.R. Childress feels, declaring that unemployment “makes you feel you’re not a part of society because you’re not earning your way.” Childress started working after high school, first in factories, then in construction, eventually earning a six-figure salary as vice president of operations at a company. In October 2009, he was laid off when road construction and building projects came to a near halt. After a year without work, Childress took a huge pay cut to be a construction foreman, but that job ended last April. He’s convinced he has two strikes against him: his age and lack of college degree. “I’m putting out resumes, but they’re going into a black hole,” he says. Prospective employees, he says “want 33, not 53. … They say, ‘We really like you, but if we spend our time training you, when construction comes back,

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have our fax number already programmed.” Cook said he doesn’t think it will take long for the general public to embrace the new name. “Everyone has a job to do, and we go about our day-in and day-out with humble dedication to serve all of the citizens of Miami County,” he said. “I hope that over time, the public will come to recognize Public Health in the same way that it recognizes police, fire, EMS and other services that protect and respond to meet the community’s health and safety needs.” Located at 510 W. Water St. in Troy, the Miami County Public Health office can be contacted by phone at 5733500; by fax at 573-3501, or by email at info@miamicountyhealth. net. For more information about Miami County Public Health or any of its services, visit online at www.miamicountyhealth. net.

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• Continued from A1 California and hopes to transfer what he learns back to Ohio. Percel said he’s looking forward to seeing how California beekeeping and queen rearing is done on a commercial scale during the six-week research project. “I’ll be working with the largest queen rearing and breeders in California,” Percel said. “It’s worth it

and it could open doors later on, I think.” Despite putting his college degree on hold for one quarter, Percel also said the research will assist him with his final project for his agriculture engineering degree. “I’ll be looking for a better idea for my capstone design, something related to beekeeping,” Percel said. “The people I will get to meet will be so valuable and I can’t wait to see

• Continued from A1 Dove Awards — including Artist of the Year in 2006 and 2007, and four Male Vocalist of the Year awards (2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011). The Texas native will find out tonight if he can add a Grammy to that list. He’s nominated for three awards — Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, Best Contemporary Christian Music Song and Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance — at the 54th annual Grammy Awards, which will be televised live from Los Angeles.

If Tomlin takes home a Grammy tonight he would become the fourth winner to grace the Hobart Arena stage since 2009, following Christian music acts Casting Crowns, Toby Mac and Third Day. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Hobart Arena box office and online at Advance tickets are $35 and $26 for the Thursday evening concert, and will increase $5 on the day of the show. For more information about the concert, call the arena at 339-2911. To learn more about Chris Tomlin, visit his website at

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48. Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unknown. News of Houston’s death came on the eve of music’s biggest night, the Grammy Awards. It’s a showcase where she once reigned, and her death was sure to cast a heavy

pall on tonight’s ceremony. At her peak, Houston was the golden girl of the music industry. From the middle 1980s to the late 1990s, she was one of the world’s best-selling artists. She wowed audiences with effortless, powerful, and peerless vocals that were rooted in the black church but made palatable to the masses with a pop sheen. Her success carried her beyond music to movies, where she starred in hits like “The Bodyguard” and “Waiting to Exhale.” But by the end of her career, Houston became a stunning cautionary tale of the toll of drug use.

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and manages hives at two local fruit farms. “I really enjoy it. It’s a fun hobby,” Percel said. Each season he sells the honey collected from the USDA-registered hives. Percel won numerous awards through the Miami East FFA program for his hives, honey and entrepreneurship in state and national FFA competitions. He is the son of Phil and Jane Percel of Troy.

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what it is like out there.” Percel studies up on his hobby on his own time, and recently attended a “bee school” in Parkersburg, W.Va. Percel also will assist Johnson in the bee lab at the satellite campus in Wooster. Percel’s hobby started more than a decade ago just watching the bees in his backyard. Percel started his own hives at his family’s Sayers Road home

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Emblazoned with a stylized plus on a threesided shield, the new logo promotes the three major tenets of public health — prevent, promote and protect. Outlined in blue, the plus is centered on a khaki-colored shield — reminiscent of the khaki and blue worn by United States Public Health Service uniformed officers. “One of the things we’re doing with the logo is we have a couple of company cars with magnetic logos on them, and we received a small grant to provide some shirts and fleeces with the logo on them, too, so we’re starting slow.” So far, Cook said the phone number change doesn’t appear to have caused any problems. “We haven’t had any complaints at all,” he said. “The phones have been ringing just as they normally would, and we have a lot of people who

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you’re going to leave.’” He pauses, and adds: “That’s not paying my bills.” Childress’ wife works and their 24-year-old twins are out of college so that eases their financial burden, but he says he asks himself: “‘Am I going to be 75 or 80 and not be able to retire? … What did I do to deserve this? When is it going to turn around for me?’” Jerome Greene doesn’t mince words when he describes life without a steady paycheck for more than three years. “It’s been like hell,” he says. “It’s very hard to see people leave and go to work in the morning and come home every night. It’s hard to see people spending money, going out and having fun and you can’t. It’s very stressing. But there are people in worst situations than I have and I feel sorry for them.” Greene, about to turn 50, worked for 16 years as an Oracle software developer, most recently at a

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time zones and generations in a country still gripped by economic anxiety, despite increasing signs of recovery. And they resound in a presidential campaign pitting an incumbent defending his economic record against GOP opponents who are attacking it. Unemployment in January was at its lowest level in three years — 8.3 percent — and 1.8 million jobs were added last year, compared with about 1 million in 2010. But there’s still a long way to go: There are 5.6 million fewer jobs than there were when the recession began in late 2007. About 12.8 million people are out of work and what’s especially troubling, to Federal according Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, is the large number of long-term unemployed more than 40 percent have been jobless more than six months. The long-term unemployed don’t fit into any neat category. They’re young and old. They have high school diplomas and master’s degrees. Some become so discouraged, they stop looking for a time or become mid-life college students. Others find temporary jobs, then return to the jobless rolls for long stretches. In 2011, the average length of being out of work was 39 weeks — about nine months. But statistics tell only part of the story. They don’t gauge the despair of a thirtysomething office manager who has stopped counting how many resumes he’s sent out. Or the apprehension of a 60-ish tool-and-die maker who lost his job, returned to school, but still can’t find work and doubts

Pennsylvania company that made electronic components for cars. When he was laid off in June 2008, the recession was just taking hold, and he still had job interviews. By fall, with the economy in free fall, his phone stopped ringing. Greene hoped the downturn would be brief and he’d weather it with unemployment benefits. But the jobless rate hovered above 9 percent and Greene’s 99 weeks of unemployment expired. He had trouble sleeping. Depression set in. Without health insurance, he took precautions carrying hand sanitizer and his own pen when doing errands to avoid getting sick and having to pay $65 for a doctor’s visit. “There’s no room for error,” he says “There’s no extra money.” At the same time, Greene, who is single and lives outside of Pottstown, Pa., has become an active social networker, online and in person. He participates in several groups, looking for job tips, sometimes doing presentations himself, perfecting his “elevator speech” the 30-second pitch to prospective employers. “Emotionally, it helps,” he says. “You see that you’re not alone. … I guess you can say misery loves company. But there are positive people, too.” Mingling has other benefits, too. One holiday party led to freelance work on web development projects. Greene is encouraged by the improving economy and has been getting calls for interviews, though they’re outside the Pennsylvania area and he’d prefer to stay put. “Maybe,” he says, “there is an end to this.”






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attend an open house in honor of Virginia Kinney from 6-8 p.m. at the OakesBeitman Memorial Library in Pleasant Hill. Kinney recently retired from the library after 33 years of employment. Light refreshments will be served and she will be honored for her years of service to the library. Civic agendas • The village of West Milton Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers.

• COLLECTIBLE SHOW: A collectible show will be at the Miami Valley Centre Mall Community from noon to 6 p.m. • HONORS RECITAL: Calendar Outstanding area high school musicians selected CONTACT US by their teachers will perform beginning at 2 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, sponsored by the Call Melody Musicians Club of Troy. The Vallieu at event is free and open to the 440-5265 to public. Refreshments will be served immediately following list your free WEDNESDAY the program. calendar • TURKEY SHOOT: The items.You • WACO SPEAKER: The Troy VFW Post 5436, 2220 WACO Air Museum will host LeFevre Road, will offer a can send guest speaker Jack Mecham turkey shoot beginning at your news by e-mail to at 7 p.m. at the WACO Air noon. Sign-ups will begin at Museum, 1865 S. County 11 a.m. The women’s auxilRoad 25-A, Troy. He is a 20iary will offer an all-you-canyear Air Force veteran who eat breakfast from 9 a.m. to logged more than 12,100 flynoon for $5. ing hours on 20 different aircraft including the • EUCHRE TOURNEY: A Euchre tournament will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW SR-71. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be available. For Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow more information, call 335-9226 or email Falls. Sign-ups will be at noon and play will begin at 1 p.m. The entry is $3 per person. • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club • BREAKFAST SET: Made-to-order of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the breakfast will be offered at the Pleasant Hill Troy Country Club, 1830 Peters Road, Troy. VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Lunch is $10. Chris and Linda Tatarian will Ludlow Falls, from 8-11 a.m. Everything is offer a Valentine’s Day program. For more a la carte. information, contact Kim Riber, vice presi• OPEN HOUSE: Overfield Early Education Program will have an open house dent, at (937) 974-0410. • NATURE CLUB: Brukner Nature from 2-4 p.m. at its campus, 172 S. Ridge Center’s Home School Nature Club will feaAve., Troy. Visitors can tour the campus, meet teachers and current parents and learn ture “Discovering Ohio Wildlife” from 2-4 p.m. Learn about a few of these creatures, where more about the school. Enrollment will be they live and how they survive — especially offered for the 2012-2013 school year for during the cold winter months. The cost for children ages 18 months through kindergarten. Overfield also offers before and after the hands-on program is $2.50 for BNC Members, $5 for non-members. Registration class care. For more information, visit and payment are due by Feb. 13. or contact the director of • TEAM MEETING: Relay For Life of Overfield Early Education program, Jennifer Miami County will have a team meeting at Harrison, at 339-5111. 6:15 p.m. at Hobart Corp., 701 S. Ridge Ave., • BREAKFAST SET: The American Troy. Anyone interested in learning more Legion Auxiliary Post No. 586, 377 N. 3rd about Relay For Life is invited to attend. St., Tipp City, will present an all-you-can-eat Teams can turn in fundraising results and colbreakfast from 8-11 a.m. for $5. Items availlect information from 5:45-6:15 p.m. For more able will include eggs-to-order, toast, butterinformation about forming a team, contact milk, pumpkin or oatmeal pancakes, maple, or spicy or regular sausage, fruit, and orange or call 332-7116. or tomato juice. • SUPPORT GROUP: An Alzheimer’s • SPEAKER SERIES: Aullwood’s Winter support group will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. at Speaker Series will continue with “Boreal Miami County Hospice. For more informaOwls — Phantoms of the North,” with Drs. tion, call the Miami Valley Chapter of the David and Jill Russell at 2:30 p.m. at National Alzheimer’s Association at (937) Aullwood. The Russells will offer a glimpse 291-3332. into the lives of boreal owls as they followed Civic agendas the growth and development of more than • The Elizabeth Township Trustees will 40 owlets outside Fairbanks, Alaska, during meet at 7 p.m. in the township building, 5710 summer 2011. Walnut Grove Road, Troy. • The Covington Board of Education will MONDAY meet at 7 p.m. in the Covington Middle School for a regular board meeting. • BOARD TO MEET: The Miami County Educational Service Center Governing THURSDAY-FEB. 19 Board will meet at 5 p.m. at 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy. • BIRD COUNT: Grab a cup of coffee • RECORDS MEETING: The Troy City and a doughnut and relax in the Brukner School District Records Commission will Nature Center Tree-top Bird Vista as particihold its Annual Meeting at 5 p.m. in the pants identify and count the species seen at Board of Education Office, 500 N. Market the feeders. The Great Backyard Bird Count Street. is a national survey of birds across North • SOCIETY TO MEET: The Covington America coordinated by the Cornell Newberry Historical Society will meet at 7 Laboratory of Ornithology. The data collected p.m. at the Covington Village Hall. For inforcreates a snapshot of bird populations and mation, call (937) 473-2270. can be used to determine declines in popu• FAMILY FUN: Family fun night, lations, changes in distribution and trends in “Valentine, Valentine … Be Mine!” for stuspecies survival. This program is coordinatdents kindergarten through fifth grade and ed by the Brukner Bird Club. their families will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Call THURSDAY the library at 339-0502. Civic agendas • PSEOP MEETING: A mandatory • Troy City Schools will meet at 5:30 p.m. PSEOP meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at in the board offices. Covington High School. Parents of interested • The Bethel Board of Education will students with at least a 2.5 GPA should attend meet at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Call to hear more information. 845-9414 for more information. • BOARD MEETING: The Covington • The Pleasant Hill Village Council will Exempted Village School District Board of meet at 7 p.m. at 200 W. Walnut St., Education will meet at 6 p.m. at the board Pleasant Hill • Covington Village Council will meet at 7 office in Covington Middle School. • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning discovp.m. at Town Hall. ery walk for adults will be offered from 8-9:30 • The Police and Fire Committee of a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Village Council will meet at 6 p.m. prior to Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom Hissong, educathe council meeting. • Laura Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. tion coordinator, will guide walkers as they experience the seasonal changes taking in the Municipal building. place. Bring binoculars. • Brown Township Board of Trustees will Civic agenda meet at 8 p.m. in the Township Building in • The Newton Local School Board of Conover. Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the media • The Union Township Trustees will meet center at the school. at 1:30 p.m. in the Township Building, 9497 Markley Road, P.O. Box E, Laura. Call 6984480 for more information. FEB. 17 • The Miami County Educational Service Center Governing Board will meet at 5 p.m. • FRIDAY DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW at 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy. Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow

TUESDAY • MEETING SET: The Bradford Community Festival Association will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. at the Bradford Fire Station. • SUPPORT GROUP: A support group, sponsored by UVMC Cancer Care Center, for people affected by breast cancer will meet at the Farmhouse at the UVMC/Upper Valley Medical Center campus, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. The group’s mission is to empower women to deal with the day-to-day realities of cancer before, during and after treatment. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting from 78:15 p.m. Contact Chris Watercutter at 4404638 or Robin Supinger at 440-4820 for more information. • OPEN HOUSE: The public is invited to

Falls will offer dinner from 6-7:30 pm. for $7$8. For more information, call (937) 698-6727. • FRIDAY DINNER: The Covington VFW Post No. 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer dinner from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 753-1108. • FILM SERIES: Hayner’s Let’s Go to the Movies series will continue with a 1957 classic love story starring Cary Grant as playboy Nicky Ferrante and Deborah Kerr as night club singer Terry McKay. The series is free and open to the public. Hayner is located at 301 W. Main St., Troy. There will be cafe-style seating with popcorn and soda pop. The film series is intended for adult viewership and may not be appropriate for children under 13. Due to licensing restrictions, Hayner is not allowed to publish the names of the films. For a list of this year’s films, stop by Hayner and pick up a magnet or visit the website at

Re-tooling local workers Career center introduces Manufacturing 101 BY MEGAN O’ROURKE WDTN Channel 2 For the Miami Valley Sunday News


When it comes to unemployment numbers in the Dayton region, the problem isn’t a lack of jobs, it’s a lack of job skills. That is why Upper Valley Career Center started a new program that is retooling workers to meet the demand. It is called Manufacturing 101 class and started just a couple of weeks ago. “It was a great opportunity,” said Mark Allen, one of the six students currently enrolled. “I’m glad I’m taking advantage of it.” Allen is employed at Piqua-based Hartzell Air

Movement. He has been with the company for a couple of years, working in the assembly department. Last month, Hartzell executives posted an opportunity that Allen could not pass up. The company was willing to pay the $4,000 tuition to put him through the 12-week course. “It is getting very competitive, the economy is turning around,” said Mike Taylor, the plant manager at Hartzell Air Movement. “I’m currently trying to hire two machinists and it’s hard to find good employees with the skill sets we are looking for. That’s why we are excited

about this program.” So far, Allen is the only sponsored student enrolled in the class. However, school officials said it is a great opportunity for companies to get the specific skills they are looking for from people who are great candidates, but lack training. “We recognized there are several semi-skilled or slightly under-skilled workers out there, that we could impact by bringing a shortterm program around to put them back in the work force quickly,” said Richard Haney, the industrial training coordinator at Upper Valley Career Center. Anyone interested in learning more about the program can call 778-8419.


Carters welcome Newman of Englewood. daughter Parent-teacher TROY — Maebree conferences set Eloise Lyn Carter was born at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 2012, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine, to Timothy and Kinzie Carter. She was 21 inches in length and weighed 8 pounds and 2.6 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Scott and Jennifer O’Laughlin of Mechanicsburg and Jeff Brady of Mechanicsburg; and greatgrandparents, Harry and Peggy Dearwester of Degraff and Don and Mary Brady of Marysville. Paternal grandparents are Barbara Newman Carter of Troy and Daron Carter of Troy; and greatgrandparents, Donald and Doris Carter of Troy and Harold and Evelyn

COVINGTON — Parent/teacher conferences will be held at Covington schools from 1:30-9 p.m. Thursday. Parents are encouraged to call the high school at 473-3746, and the middle school at 473-2833 for conference appointments. Elementary parents should have received a request from their child’s teacher for a conference time. If parents did not receive information from a child, call the elementary at 4732252. Covington students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. Thursday. There will be no school for morning and afternoon kindergarten stu-

dents. Covington Schools will not be in session for all students Friday.

Newton to host info session PLEASANT HILL — Newton Local Schools will be having a Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) and dual enrollment information meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria. Velina Bogart from Edison Community College will provide information on the PSEO program. Josh Bornhorst, guidance counselor, will provide information on Newton’s dual enrollment classes. Parents of sophomores and juniors interested in either of these programs are encouraged to attend.


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Question: Did you watch the Super Bowl? Watch for final poll results in next Sunday’s Miami Valley Sunday News.

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

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP Chicago Sun-Times on sugar and obesity: Nobody is overly sweet on sugar these days, but a bunch of scientists out West have taken concerns about Nature’s sweetener to an extreme. In a paper published recently, a team of scientists in California argued that sugar is so addictive it should be heavily taxed and regulated, like alcohol and drugs. They even want to set a legal age for buying sugar. That’s excessive That said, there’s no denying we have a national problem with obesity, and sugar is heavily to blame. Americans eat and drink roughly 22 teaspoons of sugar every day, three times as much as they did 30 years ago. Not all of that comes out of the sugar bowl. Much of it is hidden inside processed food and even bread and cereal. Obesity contributes to a wide range of health problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 112,000 deaths in the United States are associated each year with obesity, and the total medical costs came to $147 billion in 2008. A new study of more than a million people found that people who carry extra weight report more everyday pain. How bad is it? Over two decades, obesity rates have doubled in adults, and the percentage of adolescents who are above their normal weight has tripled. The needle on the nation’s bathroom scale is pointing in a scary direction. But let’s be sensible. Let’s eat more healthfully and get more exercise. And let’s not listen to scientists who want a new Prohibition, this time for sugar. The Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal on insider trading and Congress. Under the heading of doing the absolute minimum, Congress is on the verge of passing a law that would ban insider trading and force lawmakers to make more timely disclosures about their financial dealings. It’s absurd such practices have been allowed to continue for so long without congressional representatives doing something about it. Proposals have been kicked around for years, but they drew scant support until a “60 Minutes” segment was aired on the subject late last year. The “60 Minutes” piece pointed to several examples — including House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. — where lawmakers blatantly benefited financially by having knowledge of information before it became public. No wonder the public’s view of Congress is so low… With nowhere to go but up, the Senate passed the so-called STOCK Act — Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge — and the House of Representatives is expected to do so. President Barack Obama says he will sign the measure. The act will require lawmakers and thousands of executive branch officials to post their stock trades online within 30 days. And the legislation appropriately states that members of Congress and thousands of other federal workers are subject to the same federal anti-fraud laws that prohibit other Americans from making stock trades based on insider knowledge. These representatives are supposed to be looking out for the American people, not protecting their own interests or, worse yet, privately profiting on information they received under the guise of being a “public servant.” The STOCK Act deserves support, but Congress still has a long way to rebuild trust with the American people.

THEY SAID IT “There was no technology back then. It was a person, a radio, a telephone and a pencil and a piece of paper.” — Miami County Communications Center Director Jeff Busch, on the changes he has seen in the past few decades “I’m trying to impact the number of businesses to zero and I don’t think there would be a high number of businesses out there that would immediately go out and get a 4-foot open sign.” — Troy City Councilman Bobby Phillips, on proposed changes to downtown Troy signage regulations “During a meeting of local superintendents (Wednesday) we spent more time talking about mandates and paper work than talking about what we are all here to do — that’s educating children. And that is just sad.” — Miami County Education Center Superintendent Tom Dunn, on Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s plan to push more unfunded mandates

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Gamers, put your money where your mouth is Gamers may not exactly demand respect as a consumer group, but we still deserve the tiniest bit. Which is more than the video game industry wants to give us. As big a fan of video games as I am, I can’t help but feel like developers and publishers are fighting a war with us — and slaughtering us wholesale. And if the rumors are true about the next console cycle, they’re preparing the final killing stroke. And we brought it on ourselves. Developers have been trying to figure out a way to get us to buy their games new for years, ever since the used-game market became a multi-billion-dollar industry itself. Since they don’t see a penny from second-hand sales from retailers like GameStop, which turned the usedgame business into the behemoth it is, or Best Buy, it’s in the best interests of the people that actually make the video games and deserve the money for them to figure out ways to get us to buy new instead of waiting a couple of weeks for a $5 discount. Downloadable content (DLC) gave them a great weapon, and they used it honorably and legitimately … for a while. First they came up with downloadable preorder bonuses — in-game items, playable charac-

Josh Brown Sunday Columnist ters, quests and other neat little extras that you’d get if you prepaid for the game and bought it new on release day. It was a great added incentive for gamers, and for those of us who religiously buy our games new — like me — it was just a reward for always supporting the industry we love. But then things got ugly. Games were made with this DLC already on the disc locked behind codes, and the only way to get these codes was to preorder. Gamers who waited to buy used couldn’t have access to this content unless they paid for it on their console of choice’s online marketplace — effectively erasing their used-game discount to be able to play the full game. And then there’s the “online passes,” which nearly every game comes equipped with now — if you want to play the

newest Madden or Call of Duty or Mortal Kombat online, you either have to buy new … or pay $10-15 just for the right to be able to play the game online. Gamers saw it as a way for the industry to milk even more money out of them … but they still ponied up their money, effectively saying “Take away our rights as consumers. We don’t care.” And already rumors are circulating that the next iteration of Microsoft’s XBox console, which is in the works and is maybe a year or two away, will come equipped with a way to block second-hand games altogether. In other words, if you buy a used game or go to a video store and rent one, the machine itself will not let you play it. In other words, it’s our way or the highway. I’ve never really been hurt by the online-pass schemes or anything like that because I always buy games new. But in order to do that, I take games that I have played to death and beyond back, essentially feeding the used-game market. And it’s funny how they’ll give me $20 for my two-month-old copy of Skyrim, then turn around and sell it for $55 — only $5 off of the price of buying it new. In other words, I get ripped off

and the next guy that buys it gets ripped off — but everybody still looooves the used-game market. Except developers, I suppose. I guess what I’m saying is this. Put your money where your mouths are, gamers. If you’re sick of all of the downloadable schemes and cons that are tacked onto games, don’t buy them at all. You can’t rage, complain and whine about how unfair you’re being treated and then still reward the people doing it with your money. And if there’s a game coming out that you’re really excited for, buy it new. Tell the industry that you want more of it. Don’t wait and buy it second-hand from someone that is mooching off of someone else’s work. Also, new video games have cost $50$60 since the dawn of time. I don’t want to hear anyone say “they’re so expensive now, though!” The most I’ve ever paid for a new game was $80 for Final Fantasy 3 for the Super Nintendo — 18 years ago! And it was worth every penny. The only vote we have when it comes to things like this is our dollars. Don’t waste it on something that doesn’t deserve it. TDN Sports Editor Josh Brown appears Sundays.


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N. CLIFFORD ‘CLIFF’ HELMAN PIQUA — N. Clifford “Cliff” Helman, 69, a life-long resident of Piqua, died suddenly at 1:02 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in Piqua. He was born Sept. 29, 1942, in Piqua to the late Noah Hubert and Norma V. (McQueen) Helman. He married Patricia Ann Root Jan. 21, 1968, in Piqua, beginning more than 40 years of wedded bliss; and she survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Melissa (Larry) Hunt of Greenville; a son Scott (Renee’) Helman of Bradford; five grandchildren, Jacob Clifton, Brant Helman, Noah Helman, Avery Helman and Landon Helman; a sister-in-law, Kathy (Ralph) Bays of Patriot; three brothers-in-law, Gary (Peggy) Root, Mike (Cindy) Root, all of Piqua, and David (Kathy) Root of Spencerville; special friends Georgene (Wenrick) and Randy Blankley; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Helman was a 1961 graduate of Piqua Central High School and the Hobart School of Welding. He retired in 1996 from the Street Department of the City of Piqua following 30 years of dedicated service to the city and its citizens. He was a life member of the Miami County Antique Power Association, a member of the Shelby County Antique Power Association, Greeneville Farm Power of the Past Association, Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association, the Buckeye

Farm Antique Association, Committee Chairman of the Antique Tractors at the Piqua Heritage Festival for the past 20 years, and a member of Greene Street United Methodist Church for more than 50 HELMAN years. In addition, Cliff set up voting booths in the Piqua precincts for more than 30 years. Cliff’s favorite hobbies were restoring antique tractors and collecting scrap iron, copper and aluminum in an effort to help our environment, which earned him the name of “Cliffy the Junking King.” He will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends. A service to honor his life will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Lisa C. Ellison officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Food Pantry at Greene Street United Methodist Church, 415 W. Greene St., Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through jamiesonand



• Velda Kathyrn Ratliff SIDNEY — Velda Kathryn Ratliff, age 79, went home to be with the Lord at 12:10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney. Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 17, at Northtowne Church of God, Sidney. Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, in in charge of arrangements.

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Ohioan, 93, still likes teaching college chemistry AKRON (AP) — Dr. Henry “Hank” Stevens stands in a chemistry lab at the University of Akron. A dozen students at desks in front of him await his instruction. A chart of the Periodic Table of the Elements covers part of the wall to his side. For Stevens, teaching chemistry, being around young people and staying busy has been an elemental part of his life for a long time. A very long time. Stevens, who will turn 94 in April, is the oldest employee on campus. For parts of six decades, he has taught chemistry at UA. He believes he “remains young” by helping students, often 75 years younger than him, understand chemistry. “I enjoy the contact with young people,” said Stevens, a Vienna native who immigrated to the United States in 1939 after serving in the Austrian army. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Columbia University, married his wife, Jean, and moved to Barberton in 1941 to work for Columbia Southern, which became PPG. Later, he moved to Akron and received his master’s and doctorate degrees in chemistry from Western Reserve University while working

at PPG. His first stint as a parttime faculty member was from 1954 to 1963, when he taught doctoral students in the graduate school. One of his first students was Frank Kelley in a polymer science class. Kelley later became dean of UA’s College of Polymer Science. Stevens retired from PPG following a 42-year career in which he held a variety of positions, including chemist, and worked with universities across the country on technology transfer. He began teaching again in 1986 and still teaches one class a semester. Stevens has taught in the graduate and undergraduate schools at UA as well as through Summit College, where this year he is teaching two sessions of a basic chemistry laboratory. Over the years, he has taught general organic and biochemistry, organic chemistry as well as many other classes. One of the students in his current class is freshman Tori Conley, 18, a business major from Canton. She said she’s impressed by Stevens and his energy and love of teaching. “My grandparents are retired and sitting at home just chilling, and he is outside teaching,” she said.

“That’s really cool.” Matisha Steele, 18, a biology major from Cleveland, said most people wouldn’t still be teaching at 93. “He is very knowledgeable,” she said. This semester, Stevens is at UA five hours a week, split evenly between the two labs. But teaching isn’t the only activity that keeps him busy. He is a choir member at Westminster Presbyterian Church and at the University of Akron Symphony Choir. He gives back in other ways, as well. The father, grandfather and great-grandfather regularly visits the sick at the Rockynol Retirement Community, where he resides in the independentliving section. And he gives back through the Dr. Henry C. and Mrs. Jean Stevens Chemistry Fellowship he established in 2006, about a year before his wife died. The foundation is designed to attract highly qualified students to UA’s doctoral program in chemistry. Stevens said the bottom line is he likes to stay busy. “I’m a person who wouldn’t sit around,” he said. “I need to do something. … The idea of sitting in front of the tube and having nothing to do doesn’t appeal to me.”

State may shuffle order of road projects higher on the list, though it’s not clear how much more quickly the projects could proceed if that happens. He said the Cleveland bridge is “without a doubt” the kind of project that would shoot toward the top of the list. But he warned northern Ohio officials that bumping up some projects could push back others. ODOT staffers had recommended last month that planned work on some bridge and road projects be delayed by as many as 19 years, citing a lack of funds and over-commitment by previous administrations. The announcement that the completion of the second Inner Belt Bridge might be more than a decade away, instead of just a few years, riled officials in Cleveland and spurred a push to find

more money to get it done sooner, the newspaper said. Wray, Mayor Frank Jackson and others on Friday discussed how the state might be able to get the $350 million needed to finish the project, such as pursuing federal grant money, or finding a way to boost how much the state gets in federal transportation funding.

Eleanor Melissa (Wade Andrasik) Veyveris was born on Dec. 21, 1920, in Chester, Pa., to Frank and Grace Wade. She departed this life after a very brief illness on Feb. 6, 2012, in Estero, Fla. Eleanor Melissa was a true renaissance woman. She was the eldest of six children and took to her role as the leader of the siblings with relish. They continued to value her guidance throughout her lifetime. Eleanor Melissa married her childhood sweetheart, Martin W. Andrasik, in Dayton, Ohio, where they lived and prospered for 28 years, sharing five children. Eleanor Melissa was a consummate mother, with the ability to nurse a sick child, wallpaper a room and fix a gourmet meal with aplomb. She could run the family Pepsi Cola route with ease when the need arose. She and Mart always had a wide circle of friends and family and enjoyed many activities together. They were known for their “open house” hospitality and all were welcome; many now have precious memories of those times. Eleanor Melissa was always involved in all aspects of her children’s activities, from Girl Scouts, dancing, acrobats, plays, piano lessons, basketball, to cheerleading and drill team. She would always volunteer to drive, or bake, or lead the fund raising drive. Her children always had a “My Mom Will Do It” attitude, and she joined in with enthusiasm. Eleanor Melissa had a lifelong passion for learning, and passed this inquisitive nature along to her children. Her grandchildren were delighted with her fun-loving antics, which she willingly invited all to share with her. She was an avid rose gardener and her prized blooms were admired by all. She loved reading, and also took great pleasure in feeding and watching the birds. Tending to her indoor plants gave her much joy. After Mart’s passing, Eleanor Melissa was blessed as one of the lucky few to have two loves of her life, when she met and married Frank J. Veyveris. They shared a happy, busy 40 years together, blending their families with love. All the children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren were hers in her heart, and she doted on them in various ways. She and Frank were worldwide travelers and enjoyed visiting family and friends across the country. They were avid golfers and enjoyed playing courses in many of the states they visited. They were accomplished dancers and truly graced the dance floors with their moves. Eleanor Melissa continued to love dancing and impressed all with her enthusiasm, verve, and boundless energy. She also enjoyed playing

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CAROL ANN SCHERER She also will be PIQUA — Carol Ann Scherer, 77, of missed by her friend 821 Willard St., Piqua, died at 9:09 of more than 40 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Upper years, Georgia Sirch Valley Medical Center ICU, as the of Piqua; and two result of a house fire, after a lengthy very special carebattle with lung cancer. givers, Robin Mitchell She was born Dec. 28, 1934, in and Marlene. Thanks Shelby County, Ohio, to Robert Wren ladies from our heart. Scherer and Ada May (Klein) Scherer, May you be as who preceded her in death. She also blessed as you were was preceded in death by a sister, a blessing for her. Shirley Jo Scherer. SCHERER She was a member She is survived by a niece and of the Redman’s Lodge Degree of nephew, Diana and (Robert) Meek of Pocahontas Chinquilla Council of Troy. Troy, and Robert and (Kristen) Scherer Her body was donated to Boonshoft of Troy; several great nieces and Medical School at Wright State nephews; a brother, Forest Fredrick (Sandra) Scherer of Covington; and sis- University, Dayton, Ohio. A memorial service will be announced at a later ter in-law, Maya (Patricia) Scherer of date. Troy.

HEATHER RENEE (SHANNON) SHANER HUBER HEIGHTS — Heather Renee (Shannon) Shaner, age 31, of Huber Heights, formerly of Troy, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital following a sudden illness. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Harriet Louise and Frank Shannon; and by her maternal grandfather, Cledus Martin. She was currently employed at WrightPatterson Air Force Base in the day care center. She was a 1999 graduate of Troy High School, a member of Victory Church in Tipp City, and she was actively involved in the Brookville Optimist Club. Heather is survived by her husband of 7½ years, Jeremy; newborn daughter, Sarah Renee Shaner; father, Dennis Shannon; mother, Bonnie (Randy) Izor; maternal grandmother, Verna Jean Martin; brother, Travis (Andrea) Shannon;


CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio may adjust the order of road and bridge projects listed in a draft plan that would delay some work for years, the state transportation chief said. The list was released last month and approved by the state panel that oversees funding for high-cost transportation projects, leading to backlash from some local officials unhappy about potentially delayed projects, such as work on Interstate 90 in Cleveland, The Plain Dealer reported Saturday. Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jerry Wray said Friday that public safety and other criteria will be added to the factors considered in deciding which projects take priority. That means the Cleveland bridge or others might move


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Jordan Klempt, Cameron Klima, Sarah Kraynek, TROY — Concord Kaitlyn Lord, David School staff has named Maclennan, Samantha students with all A’s and Mascarella, Nicholas honor roll for the second Matthews, Erin quarter of the 2011-12 McKinney, Nevaeh school year. Newman, Sam Orme, • All A’s Rutvik Patel, Mitchell Fourth grade — Riley Simon, Victoria Solomon, Becker, Nicholas Beiser, Colby Stoltz, Daichi Connor Bell, Laura Toyoshima, Carson Waite Borchers, Audrey and Abigail Westfall. Brumfield, Justyn Fifth grade — Travis Bowman, Andrew Cade, Bertram, Aaron Burns, Saya Endoh, Halee Flatt, Misty Carity, Lillian Sami Francis, Jack Clouser, Erin Cothran, Goodall, Logan Groff, Anthony Davenport, Kyle Sidney Hampton, Lily Duchak, Zachariah Erwin, Hemm, Zack Hanna, Mackenzie Evans, Haley Alayna Jones, Hallie Free, Preston Gambrell, Klosterman, Lily Nathan Garber, Lauren Magoteaux, Stephanie Garlow, Logan Hahn, Mendez, Mackenzie Nathan Henderson, Alexa Nosker, Mallery Nosker, Holland, Jaseline Hull, Shoma Okazaki, Katie Cade Johnson, Gabbi Orban, Carly Pfeiffer, Johnson, Garrett Jones, Jonathan Post, Meredith Olivia Love, Nickolas Post, Lydia Ryan, Nilabh Saksena, Preston Schatz, Mittelstadt, Kaleb Nelson, Emma Niktash, Alexis Lauren Schmitz, Elena Olberding, Cayla O’ Neill, Schroeder, Dale Sentman, Mitchell Orozco, Abigail Reece Sherman, Jackson Otten, Kate Pence, Scott Shuman, Breanna Stith, Brooke Stockslager, Jenna Riedel, Payton Riley, Stockslager, Suzuna Taira, Gavin Ruzicka, Tassis Santos, Sabrina Schaeffer, Joshua Thao, Mariana Sheehan, Matthew Joey Trimble and Nick Truong. Spencer, Katherine Thao, Fifth grade — Josalyn Abrams, Matthew Bigley, Brandon Thompson, Alex Bridge, Cole Brogan, Haruka Toyoshima, Yuito Usui, Anne Yasuhara and Blake Burton, Zackary Abigail Zielsdorf. Collin, Claudia Fetcher, Megan Frederick, Tito Heywood Fuentes, Gabrielle Glander, Kalee Heitbrink, Elementary Logan Huth, Caitlyn TROY — Heywood Hutson, Erika Innes, Elementary staff has Daniel Katwyk, Megan named honor roll stuMalott, Leo Medel, Lily dents for the second quarMorris, Laura Murray, ter of the 2011-12 school Zachary Niswonger, Isha Patel, Cory Rees, Caroline year. Fourth grade — Collin Rhea, Josie Rolhfs, Davis Evers, Jacob Gray, Allison Ruzicka, Sabrina Irey, Bethany Krimm, Schaeffer, Holden Lauren Hemmelgarn, Scribner, Luke Severt, Samuel Shaneyfelt, Katie Kennedy Lowe, Angelica Manzano, Gage McCann, Sherrick, Reina Tanaka, Maggie Welker, Mollie Hailey Taylor, Bryanna Bretland, Adrianna Thobe, Ethan West, and Burghardt, Olivia Duaso, Blake Whitford. Conner Earick, Chance • Honor roll Goodwin, Taylor Henn, Fourth grade — Delaney Roswell and Morgan Baber, Kyle Layla Thongvylay. Baker, Autumn Bruns, Fifth grade — Sydney Clayton Captain, Aaron Burton-Young, Katherine Carmack, Lily Chikura, Dunne, Alli Hemmelgarn, Megan Coate, Brock Copas, Ellie Daniel, Peter Brookelyn Hermann, Irene Hinojosa, Bree’Anna Hale, Colby Harris, Jackson, Stephanie Hannah Hennessy, Riley Kistler, Ian Kuntz, Rachel Hubbard, Emily Huber, Anderson, Madison Boyer, Emmie Jackson, Erica Keenan, Sean Keenan, Josh Cobb, Randi Frazier,

Jessica Goodwin, Cody Jylha, Lee Robbins, Macie Sadler, Julia Sentman, Jessie Welker, Dominic Wenrick, Jameson Leembruggen, Rhiannon Paglione and Steven Weyher.

Kroeker, Emily Lairmore, Kyra Leckrone, Nathaniel Leembruggen, Alec Lewis, Xander Magill, Kendra Magnuson, Andrew Magoteaux, Madison McCray, Danielle McDonagh, Derek McDonagh, Alex Van Cleve Sixth McFadden, Hallie McGill, Grade Austin Melvin, Kyle TROY — The following Miller, Molly Miller, Leah Morris, Christine Moser, students attained honor roll status for the second Alexandra Mozer, Megan Myers, Sydney Naylor, grading period at Van Olivia Newman, Joshua Cleve Sixth Grade: Devon Adams, Enrique Niemi, Lauren Noll, Alejandre, Timothy Haylie Nulph, Ally Orban, Alvarez, Austin Bair, Kayleigh Otstot, Austin Caitlin Ball, Dylan Parsons, James Partin, Ballard, Westly Barcato, Joseph Pascale, Anoop Laura Barth, Andrew Patel, Ryan Pour, Samuel Bartley, Emily Becker, Ray, Zachary Haley Beeler, Stephanie Reichelderfer, Kearston Benton, Adam Bilitzke, Bridgett Robbins, Riley, Shelby Bixler, Julia Christopher Robbins, Black, Kameron Block, Joel Blount, James Boezi, Valena Robinson, Nicolas Rodriguez, Danielle Rose, Savannah Brewer, Kylee Madison Rougier, Elijah Brooks, Sierra Brown, Krishna Brucia, Isabella Sadler, Andrew Schaefer, Burghardt, Nathaniel Cameron Schluter, Joah Cantrell, Tyler Carlisle, Schricker, Emma Selby, Himeno Chiba, Anesu Emma Shigley, Christina Chinoda, Emily Clawson, Shiverdecker, Sydney Grant Clawson, Sean Short, Anthony Simon, Cornelissen, Trey Cotrell, A’Leigha Smith, Alexus Meredith Covault, Reldon Smith, Andrew Smith, Crabtree, Jacob Daniel, Ashley Smith, Jaclyn Sean Danielson, Rase Smith, Jacob Smith, Darrow, Zachary Sierra Smith, Charlotte Davidson, Dylan Davis, Jackson Davis, Alec Davy, Snee, Hallie Snyder, Slone Stammen, Cynthia Nickolas Detrick, Joseph Dutton, Brandon Emery, Stanley, Dylan Stoltz, Shane Essick, Kyle Falb, Madison Stookey, Tabytha Adam Falknor, Daisy Studebaker, Deven Feltner, Jason Ferris, Sturgeon, Ryan Subler, Andrew Flamm, Jessica Sutherly, Austin Jacqueline Fulker, Zoey Suthers, Jacob Sweeney, Geuder, Morgan Gigandet, Derek Szklany, Eric Austin Glover, Hunter Taylor, Camille Greer, Sydney Hafer, Thompson, Wyatt Lanie Hagen, Dakota Thurmond, McKayla Hamman, Makayla Travis, Eric Trimble, Hammel, Hannah Dylan Ullery, Brendyn Hargrove, Logan Hart, Graham Harvey, Melanie Vahle, Josiah Vietz, Harvey, Maddison Sophia Virgallito, Anna Heffner, Kaylee Hermann, Walker, Jurnee Walker, Michael Hess, Alan Benjamin Walkup, Evan Holter, Alyse Holter, Walkup, Weaver Walton, Bryce Holter, Abigail Kalob Watkins, Chase Innes, Misato Ishida, Weaver, John Wehrkamp, Tyler Iverson, Brian Shana Weidner, Cody Joins, Logan Jones, Wells, Olivia Westfall, Meaghann Joseph, Jalend Jacob Wheeler, Alexis Joyal, Emma Kazmaier, Wicker, Keiran Williams, Zachary Kirk, Austin Matthew Wing, Joshua Kloeker, Brooke Witters, Dana Wynkoop, Klopfenstein, Aislinn Lauren Zaylskie and Erin Klosterman, Mandi Zielsdorf. Kreinbrink, Travis

Night out for single parents planned

Troy City Schools kindergarten registration/enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year will be from 4-6 p.m. April 19 at all kindergarten through fifth grade elementary buildings except Concord, which will be from noon to 6 p.m. Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2012. Parents should bring: • Birth certificate (passport, certificate of baptism or other birth affidavit) confirming your child was born on or before Aug. 1, 2007. • Custody papers (if applicable) • Immunization records • Doctor’s and dentist’s names and phone numbers • Parent’s home and business phone numbers • Preferred emer-

TROY gency room/hospital name and phone number • Emergency contact other than parent (name/phone number) • Babysitter’s name and phone number (if applicable) • Preschool or previous kindergarten history • Photo ID of enrolling party • Proof of residence (if new to the district) The child must have a physical examination authorized by a licensed physician before he/she may be enrolled in school. The examination should occur within one year of the start of the school year. Forms are available at all elementary buildings. Children do not need to attend registration.





Buffalo Wild Wings Proudly Supports

Mended Little Hearts When you present this ad/event flyer, Buffalo Wild Wings in support of Mended Little Hearts will make a donation for each sale on February 14th at their Troy, Sidney & Dayton locations. Please come out, support our kids and enjoy great food!

TROY — A single parents night out will be offered at 6:15 p.m. Saturday in the St. Patrick Church Undercroft, 409 E. Main St., Troy. All single moms and dads — whether divorced, separated, widowed or never married — are invited to attend. Participants can enjoy a dinner with adult company and conversation and hear from a panel of single parents giving words of encouragement. Participants also will learn about a new program and the church called “Single & Parenting.� Child care will be provided. Registration is required by contacting Pat Smith at the St. Patrick Church office at 335-2833, Ext 105.

“Little hearts hold big hopes� Thanks for your support!

Where: Buffalo Wild Wings • Locations: Troy, Sidney & Dayton Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, All Day

Join us on heart day during heart month to support our heart kids


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Amlin honored for service DAYTON — On Jan. 26, the Dayton Area Board of Realtors held its annual recognition reception. Carli Amlin Dean with RE/MAX Alliance Realty received the Community Service of the Year Award. The award, first given in 2003, is given to a realtor who is nominated to the DABR and then selected by a committee for giving back to their community. Along with being honored in front of her peers, Amlin also received $250 to give to a charity of the her choice. Amlin is active in the community and in Tipp City schools, and also is the co-founder of ClipShop, a coupon ministry. Amlin will donate the $250 she receives to and will challenge the organization to stretch that money to purchase more than $2,500 worth of household goods and groceries to be donated to area food banks and shelters.


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• BASEBALL: The Troy High School Baseball Parents Boosters and coach Ty Welker will be holding an informational meeting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 16 in the high school cafeteria. Important information for the upcoming season will be discussed. • BASKETBALL: No Limit Sports is offering the No Limit Sports Spring Preview basketball tournament on March 9-11 for grades 3-9. The cost is $250 per team with a three-game guarantee. Visit or call (937) 335-0738 for more information. • BASEBALL: Troy High School will host a baseball clinic for ages 9-14 from 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 18. The cost is $25 if registered by Feb. 15 or $30 for late registration. Download the signup form at or contact coach Ty Welker at • HOCKEY: Registrations are now being taken for the Troy Recreation Department Introduction to Youth Hockey program. The three-week instructional program for those who have never played in an organized hockey program before is for the beginning hockey player ages 5-10. Dates are March 14, 21 and 28. Rental equipment is available through the Jr. Hockey Parents’ Association. Please contact the Recreation Department at (937) 339-5145 for more information, or register online now at • SOFTBALL: Registrations are now being taken for the Troy Recreation Department Girls Youth Softball program. This program is for girls currently in grades 1–8. You may register online at: ms.html. Please contact the recreation department at (937) 339-5145 for more information. • SUBMIT-A-TIP: To submit an item to the Troy Daily News sports section, please contact Josh Brown at

May clutch in OT

Troy’s Cody May hits a lefthanded layup after spinning to the basket during overtime Saturday night against Lebanon at the Trojan Activities Center. May had 24 points — eight in overtime — to lead Troy to an 82-78 victory.

Cody May provided the knockout punch, and Tyler Miller rang the bell. May scored eight of his teamhigh 24 points in overtime Saturday night against Lebanon, and a heads-up hustle play by Miller to dive on a loose ball to force a turnover and call timeout with 8.5 seconds left wrapped up a thrilling 82-78 Troy victory at the Trojan Activities Center on

TROY the eve of the sectional tournament draw. “I just know my teammates can find me in the clutch,” May said. “I look at myself as a go-to guy, but it’s more about getting good looks off of good passes from my teammates.” After Kelley Kirtz tied the score at 72-72 with seven seconds left in regulation to force overtime, May — who had a double-double with 14 rebounds and


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Troy’s Tori Merrell goes up for a bucket against two Piqua defenders Saturday at Garby Gymnasium in Piqua.

Troy tops Indians


February 12, 2012

Miller’s hustle play seals Troy win BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor


Trojans clinch share of GWOC North title BY COLIN FOSTER Sports Writer

The Troy hockey team celebrates after defeating Centerville in the Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League Tournament semifinals Saturday at Hobart Arena in Troy.

MONDAY No events scheduled TUESDAY Boys Basketball Madison at Milton-Union (7:15 p.m.) Miami Valley at Troy Christian (7:30 p.m.) Springboro at Piqua (7:30 p.m.) Lehman at Tri Village (7:30 p.m.) Girls Basketball Division III Tippecanoe Sectional Miami East vs. Arcanum (7:30 p.m.) WEDNESDAY Girls Basketball Division I Lebanon Sectional Piqua vs. Tecumseh (6 p.m.) Division II Xenia Sectional Tippecanoe vs. Northeastern (7:30 p.m.)

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Buckeyes beaten by Michigan State Tom Izzo is not a coach who likes to take his foot off the gas pedal. But he did, and as a result, 11th-ranked Michigan State had more fuel in the tank. Adreian Payne scored 15 points, Draymond Green had 12 and a critical talk with the coach and the defense-minded Spartans beat No. 3 Ohio State 58-48 Saturday night, ending the Buckeyes’ 39game home winning streak. See Page A10.

Troy girls bowling team wins title For the third time in the past four seasons the Troy Trojan girls stand atop the Greater Western Ohio Conference, winning the conference crown in convincing fashion at the GWOC Tournament held Saturday at Poelking South Lanes. See Page A11.


Nemesis KO’d Troy edges Centerville 4-2 in SWOHSHL semis BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor Troy’s hockey program has never had a bigger win. It was only fitting that it came against the team it did.

Troy’s Tori Merrell made her presence felt in the post from start to finish against Piqua on Saturday. In a crucial battle between rival schools, the senior scorched the Indians in the paint, scoring a game-high 22 points and collecting 12 rebounds — eight of them being offensive boards. “She was big,” Troy coach Nathan Kopp said. “Tori just had a huge game — 22 points. She dominated the glass all day.”


TROY The Trojans cashed in a couple of early chances to take charge Saturday against perennial Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League rival Centerville then had the answer each time the Elks tried to get back into the game, putting away a 4-2 victory in the semifinal round of the SWOHSHL tournament at Hobart Arena. “It’s huge,” Troy coach Larrell Walters said. “Before I even started coaching here, the nemesis has always been Centerville. It’s great that we can be in a position to win a game like this Troy goalie Jake Eldridge makes a key save with 19.4 seconds left in regulation during a game against Centerville Saturday at ■ See HOCKEY on A11 Hobart Arena in Troy.

And the Trojans needed everything Merrell provided, as they overcame a 13 for 36 day at the foul line to emerge with a 50-42 victory at Garby Gymnasium in Piqua — clinching a share of the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division crown with Butler. “We got a piece of it last year, and we share it with Butler this year,” Kopp said. “That’s about the first time in 15 years. I couldn’t be prouder of our seniors. They won league, but the thing I’m more proud of is that we have such good kids who work hard in the classroom, and they have really bought into the system we

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Farewell performance Milton-Union’s Danielle Vincent fires up a shot during a game against Arcanum Saturday in West Milton. It was last girls game that will be played in the gym. MiltonUnion won, 57-30. STAFF PHOTO/ JIM HOUSER

M-U girls win last game in home gym Staff Reports


WEST MILTON — In the last girls game ever to be played at the current Milton-Union gymnasium, the Bulldogs put together a collective effort as 10 out of 12 players scored in a 57-30 thumping of Arcanum on Saturday. The Bulldogs led only 9-5 after a quarter but turned it on in the second, outscoring the Trojans 22-7 to take a 31-12 lead into half. Then in the third, Milton outscored Arcanum 15-6

— and the rout was on. “We had four 3s by four different kids in the second,” MiltonUnion coach Richard Cline said. “Ashleigh Bishop had three field goals in the quarter. That run in the second really got us going.” Bishop led the Bulldogs with 14 points and nine rebounds. Katelyn Vincent had eight points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals, Brooke Falb added eight points, six steals and

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No. 2 Syracuse powers past UConn, 85-67 SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Scoop Jardine sparked a game-deciding rally with 3pointers on consecutive possessions in the closing minutes, and No. 2 Syracuse beat Connecticut 85-67 on Saturday. Jardine had a seasonhigh 21 points as Syracuse (25-1, 12-1 Big East) earned its fifth consecutive win since suffering its only loss of the season at Notre Dame. NO. 4 MISSOURI 72, NO. 6 BAYLOR 57 COLUMBIA, Mo. — Phil Pressey scored 19 points, making four of Missouri’s season-best 14 3-pointers. Sixth man Michael Dixon also had four 3-pointers and Marcus Denmon added three for Missouri (23-2, 10-2 Big 12), which

shot 50 percent from long range. Missouri is 14-0 at home and got an easier test a week after needing an 11-0 run to beat Kansas by three. Both games were sellouts although the matchup against Baylor (21-4, 8-4), carrying a higher ranking, failed to match that atmosphere. NO. 5 UNC 70, NO. 19 VIRGINIA 52 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Tyler Zeller had 25 points and nine rebounds to power North Carolina to the victory. NO. 7 KANSAS 81, OK. STATE 66 LAWRENCE, Kan. — Jeff Withey and Thomas Robinson each logged impressive double-doubles for Kansas, which wasted a

big chunk of a 29-point second-half cushion before pulling away for the victory. TENNESSEE 75, NO. 8 FLORIDA 70 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Trae Golden scored 17 points, Jeronne Maymon added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Tennessee ended Florida’s home-winning streak at 19. NO. 10 DUKE 73, MARYLAND 55 DURHAM, N.C. — Miles Plumlee had 13 points and a career-high 22 rebounds, helping Duke pull away for the win. Seth Curry scored 19 points and Mason Plumlee added 16 points and 10 rebounds while big brother Miles became the first Duke player with 20 rebounds since Elton Brand in 1998.

NO. 14 UNLV 65, NO. 13 SDSU 63 LAS VEGAS — Mike Moser scored 19 points and made a key steal late that helped UNLV to the close victory. The Runnin’ Rebels (224, 6-2 Mountain West) forced three turnovers in the final 42 seconds to win. NO. 15 FLA. STATE 64, MIAMI 59 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Bernard James scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half and Florida State snapped Miami’s five-game winning streak. WICHITA STATE 89, NO. 17 CREIGHTON 68

OMAHA, Neb. — Joe Ragland scored 24 points, Ben Smith matched his career high with 22 and Wichita State moved a step

closer to the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship. NO. 18 MARQ. 95, CINCINNATI 78 MILWAUKEE — After watching his team throw away an early lead in a flurry of turnovers and transition baskets, Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin didn’t hold much back. Cronin said his players should have known that No. 18 Marquette was going to turn up the heat and should have been ready for it. Instead, the Bearcats gave up the lead in the first half and wound up losing 95-78 on Saturday. GEORGIA 70, NO. 20 MSU 68, OT STARKVILLE, Miss. — Georgia’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20

points, including a crucial 3pointer late in overtime, and Georgia hung on to top Mississipi State. NO. 24 LOUISVILLE 77, WEST VIRGINIA 74

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Kyle Kuric scored 17 points to lead five Louisville players in double figures. PRINCETON 70, NO. 25 HARVARD 62 PRINCETON, N.J. — Ian Hummer had 20 points and Princeton handed Harvard its first Ivy League loss of the season. T.J. Bray added 12 points for the Tigers (1310, 4-3), who defeated the Crimson at home for the 23rd straight time. Princeton has not lost to Harvard at Jadwin Gym since 1989.

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Spartans top Buckeyes

Miami crushes Central Michigan

COLUMBUS (AP) — Tom Izzo is not a coach who likes to take his foot off the gas pedal. But he did, and as a result, 11th-ranked Michigan State had more fuel in the tank. Adreian Payne scored 15 points, Draymond Green had 12 and a critical talk with the coach and the defense-minded Spartans beat No. 3 Ohio State 58-48 Saturday night, ending the Buckeyes’ 39-game home winning streak. “I told him the most important thing for us is going to be energy, trying to keep our energy level high,” Green said of his conversation before Friday’s workout. “Pretty much everything was just a walkthrough, knowing your assignments. That was really key for us.” Izzo admitted giving the Spartans a light practice the day before a major showdown was “something I never do.” “I knew we were just dragging because we had gone, like, 11 straight days,” he said. “I listened to my players. Draymond Green took care of (talking to his teammates) and it was just a focused walkthrough. Those kinds of things, they don’t come up on the stat sheet. Nobody understands. But that’s what leadership and togetherness is all about.” The Spartans (20-5, 9-3 Big Ten) pulled into a tie with the Buckeyes (21-4, 93) for first place in the conference by playing a withering, physical defense. Ohio State hit just 26 percent of its shots from the field (14 of 53). “You have to give them a lot of credit. That’s what they hang their hat on pressure defense and limiting us to one shot,” said Aaron Craft, who almost doubled his average with 15 points for Ohio State. “We got a little selfish and we were looking for our own shots.” Swapping body blows and occasional buckets, the teams took turns making mini-runs in the second


Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger (0) goes up for a shot as Michigan State’s Draymond Green (23) and Adreian Payne (5) defend during the first half Saturday in Columbus. half. Ohio State pulled to 44-40 on a 15-footer by AllAmerican forward Jared Sullinger, but Keith Appling, who had 14 points for the Spartans, hit two free throws and Derrick Nix coaxed in a baby hook to push the lead back to eight. Payne then banked in a left-handed shot over Sullinger, before Sullinger was called for a charge to pick up his fourth foul with 2 minutes left. Next Green drove around Deshaun Thomas for a baseline layup to stretch the lead to 10. Ohio State never got closer than eight again. “I thought we did a good enough job defensively to win the game,” Buckeyes

coach Thad Matta said. “It all came down to our inability to put the ball in the basket.” Izzo was happy with what he called perhaps his team’s best defensive effort of the year, but also said he was relieved that the Buckeyes continually misfired even when unguarded. “Maybe they wore down a little bit, I don’t know,” he said. “They missed some 3s, a couple of open, open ones late that I’ve seen them make on a regular basis.” Sullinger had 17 points and 16 rebounds but was just 5 of 15 from the field. Deshaun Thomas and William Buford, averaging a combined 30 points, totaled just 12 each hitting

just 2 of 12 shots from the field. “I wasn’t expecting the double (team). Michigan State didn’t show that on film,” Sullinger said. “They had a great game plan.” Nix, who had shared with Payne the responsibility for guarding Sullinger, was stunned when told Sullinger’s stats. “He had 10 turnovers? Wow,” he said. “I guess we did frustrate him.” The Buckeyes were held 29 points under their season scoring average. Sullinger said he and his teammates lost sight of their strengths. “We’ve played 25 games,” he said. “We decided in the 25th game that we weren’t going to play our system.”

OXFORD (AP) — Jon Harris scored 17 points as Miami (Ohio) coasted to a 69-50 victory over Central Michigan Saturday in MidAmerican Conference play. The RedHawks (8-15, 47) led 30-15 at halftime and were never headed. Central Michigan (7-17, 2-9) led once, 3-2, on Olivier Mbagioto’s 3-pointer 35 seconds into the game. The rest of the first half was nightmarish for the Chippewas, who shot 3 for 20 from the floor, 1 of 10 on 3-point attempts. They lost their ninth straight. For Miami, Harris hit 6 of 11 shots from the field, including 3 of 5 beyond the 3-point arc. Julian Mavunga added 14 points. KENT STATE 76, BALL STATE 55 KENT — Justin Greene scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Kent State to an easy 76-55 win over Ball State on Saturday. Carlton Guyton finished with 14 points and eight assists for the Golden Flashes (18-6, 8-3 MidAmerican Conference), who won their sixth straight games. Randal Holt had 13 points and Chris Evans added 11 points and six rebounds. Kent State dominated in the paints, outscoring the Cardinals (12-11, 4-7) with a 36-20 edge. The Golden Flashes never trailed and took control in the first half, claiming a 3824 advantage at halftime. BGSU 66, TOLEDO 63 TOLEDO — Scott Thomas scored 21 points and A’uston Calhoun added 20 as Bowling Green beat Toledo 66-63 on Saturday for the Falcons’ fourth straight win. Thomas, who recorded four steals for the Falcons, leads the Mid-American Conference in steals and sits at fourth overall on Bowling Green’s career steals list. Calhoun was 10 of 18 from the field and grabbed

12 boards to help Bowling Green outrebound Toledo 40-27. Bowling Green (13-11, 7-4) trailed 57-55 before Dee Brown sank two free throws to spark a 7-0 run and give the Falcons a 6257 lead with only 1:42 left to play. Toledo (11-14, 3-8) cut the lead to 62-60 but Calhoun made a layup and the Falcons held the Rockets scoreless over the final 1:14 to seal the win. E. MICH. 68, OHIO 55 YPSILANTI, Mich. — Derek Thompson came off the bench to score 23 points and lead Eastern Michigan to a 68-55 victory over Ohio on Saturday. Antonio Green added 13 points and Jamell Harris 12 for the Eagles (11-14, 65 Mid-American), who broke a three-game skid. Darrell Lampley had nine points and nine assists. D.J. Cooper’s 15 points topped the Bobcats (19-6, 74), who dropped their second straight. Reggie Keely had 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Walter Offutt scored 11. Eastern Michigan bolted to a 9-0 lead, holding Ohio off the scoreboard until Offutt gave the Bobcats their first points after 10:10 had elapsed. The Eagles led 27-17 at halftime. Ohio went only 5 of 22 in the first half, finishing with 31 percent accuracy, and never got closer than five in the second half. BUTLER 52, CLEVE. ST. 49 CLEVELAND — Chirshawn Hopkins broke a tie on a jumper with 1:39 left to lift Butler to a 52-49 win over conference-leading Cleveland State on Saturday. Butler’s Andrew Smith put them ahead by two points, 49-47, when he knocked down a jumper with 2:28 remaining in the game. The Vikings responded and evened the score on Luda Ndaye’s layup with two minutes left.

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Wi maintains lead at Pebble Beach PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Coming off an early bogey that put him eight shots behind, Tiger Woods was in a bunker to the left of the 13th fairway at Pebble Beach when he cut a 9-iron too much, sending it right of the green toward deep rough. The ball caromed off a mound and onto the green and started rolling. And rolling. When it finally settled a foot below the hole, and the gallery’s cheers grew increasingly louder, Woods hung his head and smiled. AP PHOTO He went from possible Charlie Wi hits off the first fairway of the bogey to unlikely birdie. Spyglass Hill golf course during the third round And with five birdies in of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tour- a six-hole stretch, he went nament Saturday in Pebble Beach, Calif. from the periphery of con-

tention to the thick of it Saturday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, another step toward showing his game is on the way back. “Looked like I was having a tough time making par, and I was making birdie, and off we go,” Woods said. “Sometimes, we need those types of momentum swings in a round, and from there, I made some putts.” If nothing else, he made it interesting going into the final round of his PGA Tour debut. Charlie Wi played bogey-free at Spyglass Hill for a 3-under 69 to build a three-shot lead over Ken Duke, who had a 65 on the

Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula. Woods had a 5-under 67, his best Saturday score on the PGA Tour since the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, and climbed within four shots of the lead. It’s the closest he has been to a 54-hole leader on the PGA Tour since the 2010 Masters. Saturday at Pebble is all about the stars, as CBS Sports traditionally devotes its coverage to celebrities, from Ray Romano to Bill Murray dressed in camouflage while throwing a football to former San Francisco 49ers lineman Harris Barton. Sunday will have some star power of its own.

Not only is Woods in the penultimate group right in front of two players who have never won on the PGA Tour he will be in the same group as longtime nemesis Phil Mickelson, who had a 70 at Pebble Beach despite playing the par 5s in 1 over. Still in the mix is twotime Pebble Beach champion Dustin Johnson, former world No. 1 Vijay Singh and three-time major champion Padraig Harrington, who was two shots off the lead at one point until a sloppy finish at Spyglass for a 72. Wi is 0-for-162 on the PGA Tour and now has to face his demons of selfdoubt along with a familiar force in golf.



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Zelnick earns district berth in two events Other Trojans on the cusp of qualifying after sectional runs

Troy’s Logan Tiderington wrestles for the puck on the boards during a game against Centerville Saturday at Hobart Arena in Troy. ■ CONTINUED FROM A9 against them.” And the games only get bigger. With the win, Troy — which already won its firstregular season ever SWOHSHL North Division title this season — earns the right to play for the overall championship at 2 p.m. today at Cincinnati Gardens against yet another familiar team … the Springboro Panthers. Saturday’s game was a bitter rivalry game to the core — back-and-forth and physical, with neither team really ever feeling safe and with the victor being the team that could take advantage of the most opportunities. Troy took the early edge. Sean Clawson stole the puck as Centerville tried to bring it up the ice, and he sent a perfect pass to Clay Terrill — Troy’s freshman leading scorer — streaking all alone the other way. Terrill deked the goalie to the forehand side then beat him with a backhand, putting the Trojans up with 7:47 left in the first. And with 2:24 to go, Clawson scored one of his own off of another turnover, stealing the puck in Centerville’s end and scoring an unassisted goal to make it 2-0 after one. “The first two goals, I thought, came from us taking advantage of their mistakes,” Walters said. “Both


Troy’s Austin Erisman tries to beat a Centerville player to the Saturday at Hobart Arena in Troy. of those were a direct result of Centerville turnovers.” The Elks — who split the regular-season series with Troy, winning 5-2 at Mayor’s Cup the Tournament and losing 4-3 at Hobart in league play — scored less than three minutes into the second period to cut the lead to one, then a Trojan penalty less than two minutes later seemed to signify a momentum shift. But Troy killed off the penalty and momentum remained fluid between the teams — until the 2:34 mark of the period when Logan Tiderington sent a pass along the boards to Brandon Beaty, who hit a shot that deflected off of Centerville’s goalie’s leg blocker and in to make it 31. Centerville scored early in the fourth period to get withing striking distance

again and kept the pressure on, outshooting Troy 26-22 in the game. But Troy goalie Jake Eldridge turned away chance after chance in the fourth period, making 24 saves in the game. “When Jake made saves, they had no chance at rebounds — and that was big,” Walters said. “He did a great job of popping the puck up into the netting behind him or sending it to the corners. Jake takes a lot of pride in that (not giving up rebounds).” With 1:59 left in the game, senior Derrick Bark scored the put-away goal, skating out in front of the Centerville goal and sending a shot that deflected off of a Centerville player and in. The Elks pulled their goalie with one minute to go, but Eldridge stood up to the final flurry and the Trojans celebrated.

And it was a player that didn’t even score a point — senior Nick Usserman — that really signified the Trojans’ spirit during the game. “Nick got injured, got bandaged up and wanted back in,” Walters said. “We need him on the ice, and at the end of the game, he was on the ice. We gave him the game puck for that. It just shows his guts and courage.” Now Troy faces a Springboro team that it swept in the regular season in a pair of one-goal games, 3-2 and 2-1. “It’s going to be a tough game,” Walters said. “Hopefully we can get our legs rested tonight and be ready to go tomorrow. I think you’re going to see a pretty tight game.” It doesn’t get much bigger.

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Blue Jackets beat Wild, 3-1 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — R.J. Umberger scored two goals, one on a power play with 21 seconds left in the second period, to send the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-1 victory over the stumbling Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Defenseman James Wisniewski had an emptynet goal in the final minute and added an assist in his first time back from a 17game absence because of an ankle injury. Rick Nash assisted on both of Umberger’s goals to give the NHL-worst Blue Jackets their second win this week against the Wild. Devin Setoguchi had a goal for the second straight game, a snap shot in the first period off a sharp pass by Mikko Koivu that gave the Wild the lead. But Umberger answered less than 5 minutes later, scoring

on a slap shot that slipped through traffic and past goalie Niklas Backstrom with 56 seconds remaining in the opening frame of the physical game the Wild couldn’t afford to lose. They controlled the flow for most of the night, outshooting the Blue Jackets 35-19 and generating plenty of prime chances near the net. But they struggled to catch passes cleanly, and despite a resurgence of energy after a lifeless effort in a loss to Vancouver on Thursday, the Wild dropped their fourth straight game. The Wild are 5-15-5 since mid-December, when they had the NHL’s best record at the 30-game mark. Now they can’t even beat the Blue Jackets, who have been buried at the bottom of the Western Conference all season. Columbus won 3-1 at home against Minnesota on


Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski (21), center, watches as Minnesota Wild right wing Devin Setoguchi (10), right, flies through the air after attempting to score on Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason, left, during the third period Saturday in St. Paul, Minn. Tuesday. Steve Mason made 34 saves and earned his first victory in seven starts since Dec. 29 for the Blue Jackets,

with primary goalie Curtis Sanford scratched because of a back injury. Mason gave up 10 goals over his previous two turns.

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before the game that center Anderson Varejao will be sidelined indefinitely because of a broken right wrist sustained Friday. Rookie point guard Kyrie Irving missed his third straight game with a concussion. Antawn Jamison led Cleveland with 20 points, while Ramon Sessions starting in place of Irving scored 19 points and had eight assists. Lou Williams scored 19 points and Thaddeus Young added 16 for Philadelphia. The Sixers haven’t lost three straight April 2-6 of last season and made


As of now, Michelle Zelnick is the only Troy girl to officially qualify for next Saturday’s district meet at Miami University. Zelnick finished first in the 200 freestyle (1:55.38) and placed first in the 500 free (5:05.88) to automatically qualify for a district Saturday in spot Centerville. “She had a whopper of a time in the 500 freestyle,” Troy coach Chris Morgan said. “That was very impressive. It was just a great swim by her.” The rest of her teammates now must sit back and wait to see if their times will be good enough to earn a district berth, as only the top two finishers in each final are guaranteed spots at district. The 200 medley relay team of Colleen Powers, Lindsey Orozco, Meredith Orozco and Zelnick placed third (2:00.48). “I’m hoping that (time) gets us in,” Morgan said. “If it doesn’t, I will be really surprised.” The 200 free relay team of Powers, Cassie Rice, Meredith Orozco and

Zelnick finished fourth (1:46.44). Powers was sixth overall in the 50 free (26.56 seconds) and sixth in the 100 breastroke (1:14.11). Those on the cusp of qualifying will learn their fate today, as the results and times from all sites will be posted online. “I couldn’t have asked for more out of our kids,” Morgan said. “It seemed like they were really hitting it on all cylinders. We had a lot of dropped times and personal bests. We will be taking eight boys to district, nine when you include Zelnick. If the relays make it, we will have 12 from our team qualify. “So, we’ll just keep our fingers crossed, but we’re hoping we can pull it off and get in. The times from our relay events were good and we’re pretty confident we can get in.” In other news, Troy’s Will Evans was named the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division Swimmer of the Year. Zelnick won the same award for the girls.

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Troy girls win GWOC title Staff Reports


For the third time in the past four seasons the Troy Trojan girls stand atop the Greater Western Ohio Conference, winning the conference crown in convincing fashion at the GWOC Tournament held Saturday at Poelking South Lanes. The Trojans took control of the tournament early and then pulled away from the 18-team GWOC field to claim the conference title. After an opening team game of 968 put Troy in the lead, the girls went on a roll and shot a 1,078 team game to open up daylight at the top of standings. The Trojans finished with a very respectable 911 to nudge the lead up to 161 pins over second place Beavercreek heading into baker play. If anyone had thoughts of catching the Trojans, the Troy put that thought to rest early. Troy began baker play with games of 198-219-215-148-219 (999) to push the lead to 225 pins over the Beavers with only five baker games remaining. After a 219-192 in the next two games, the lead ballooned

to 297 pins. Troy coasted from there, averaging 193.8 for the 10 baker games. Elizabeth Reed paced the Trojans with games of 223-243-217 (683). Fellow senior Samantha Wilkerson was also solid all day long, rolling games of 204-226-196 (626). For their efforts, Reed and Wilkerson made the alltournament team. But it was not just a two-person show as there was plenty of support in a total team effort. Freshman Allie Isner narrowly missed alltournament honors with games of 190-227-169 (586). Courtney Metzger shot a 563 series, rolling two 200 games and then adding a 163. Stephanie Matzger added a 182-166 after taking over for Megan Walker with a 151 in the first game. Reed, Wilkerson, and Courtney Metzger were also honored with firstteam GWOC North honors while Allie Isner was recognized for making the GWO North second team. The Troy boys team takes the lanes today at Poelking South Lanes in the boys GWOC Tournament.

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Holiday leads 76ers past Cavs CLEVELAND (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 20 points to lead six Philadelphia players in double figures as the 76ers rolled to a 99-84 win over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. Philadelphia bounced back from a difficult home loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night to break a season-high twogame losing streak. Cleveland, which dropped an overtime decision to Milwaukee at home on Friday, played without two of its three leading scorers. The team announced

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quickly sure that wouldn’t happen Saturday. Philadelphia scored 12 straight points after trailing 19-18 late in the first quarter. Williams scored nine points in the second period in which the 76ers put up 37 points and made nine of 21 shots. Philadelphia’s biggest lead came at 54-35 late in the quarter. Both teams came off tough defeats, but the Sixers were in a much better position to regroup. Philadelphia led Los Angeles for most of Friday’s game, but Chris Paul’s jump shot with 3.2 seconds

left sent the Sixers to a 7877 loss. The Cavaliers had a chance to win Friday’s game in regulation, but Jamison missed two free throws with the game tied and 3.7 seconds remaining. Cleveland fell 113-112. Philadelphia has played a league-high 18 home games. Cleveland has lost 10 of 14. Varejao is averaging 10.8 points with 11.5 rebounds, but the Cavaliers will miss his intensity and energy as much as his numbers. Semih Erden started at center, but was scoreless and had four fouls in 13 rebounds.

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Troy’s Tyler Miller hits a jumper late in the fourth quarter Saturday night against Lebanon at the Trojan Activities Center. Miller scored 22 points and forced a turnover with 8.5 seconds left in overtime that sealed the Trojans’ victory.

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added four assists — curled to the top of the key for a catch-andshoot 3 on a feed from Lucas to start the extra period, then he hit two more tough shots after Lebanon cut the lead to one with buckets on its end. But the Warriors (217) remained stubborn, and a score inside by Ben Esposito — who had a game-high 31 points on the night — once again cut the Troy lead to one at 79-78. After Kirtz hit Lucas for a jumper to make it a three-point game again, Lebanon had the ball and a chance to tie with under 30 seconds to go. “On nights like that, when no one’s missing, you’ve just got to gut it out and look for that one big stop,” May said. Miller provided it. After the ball had been poked loose by a teammate, Miller dove on it at midcourt and alertly called timeout with 8.5 seconds on the clock. Lebanon was forced to foul, and May hit a free throw to seal it. “Coach had been harping on us about getting to loose balls,” Miller said. “I just saw my opportunity. grabbed it and called timeout.” “Cody stepped it up and took over the overtime for us, and (Miller jumping of the loose ball) was huge, absolutely,” Troy coach Tim Miller said. “We had many opportunities to get to loose balls in the game that we didn’t get to. I guess we just got one at the most opportune time possible.” Tyler Miller — who has had a number of 20-point performances, including a double-double to lead Troy to its outright Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division title-clinching win over Sidney on Friday — scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Lebanon … but he also knew the importance of that hustle play that doesn’t go in the book. “Oh, I think that

top. That secured the win for us,” Tyler Miller said. Kirtz added 19 points — including his game-tying bucket at the end of regulation — and Lucas scored 10 points and had eight assists. Troy (13-6) began the game red-hot from the field, shooting 66 percent in the first half. But Lebanon (2-17) was equally on, shooting 56 percent and trailing 4236. Troy then built a 57-50 lead after three before a nine-point run by the Warriors gave them a 67-62 lead. But Kirtz hit a 3 and May hit a turnaround jumper to even things up, and the teams slugged it out back and forth until Kirtz forced overtime. “We just struggled to guard at times,” Tim Miller said. “I don’t know if we were tired early or we felt like we could overlook anybody, but we gutted it out down the stretch. “I felt like they had swung everything they had at us, and if we could get it into overtime, we’d be OK. They kind of had a standingeight count on us there for a minute, but I was confident going into overtime.” It was the third time this season that the Trojans have topped 80 points. They last did it on Dec. 20 in an 86-41 win over Greenville. Troy finishes the regular season at home against Piqua on Friday — but finds out where and who it will play in the sectional tournament at 2 p.m. today. Lebanon — 78 Bradd Ellis 1-0-2, Matt Russell 0-0-0, Luke Morgan 41-10, Jalen Cook 1-0-2, Matthew Durvelius 0-0-0, Zach Beckner 10-0-21, Alex Stotts 13-6, Brandon Bishop 2-2-6, Ben Esposito 14-3-31. Totals: 33-978. Troy — 82 Seth Lucas 5-0-10, Cody May 10-1-24, Kelley Kirtz 7-319, Nick Wagner 0-0-0, Dylan Cascaden 0-0-0, Tyler Miller 10-0-22, Jordan Price 1-0-2, Dre Hudson 2-1-5. Totals: 355-82. Score By Quarters Leb .............20 36 50 72 78 Troy ...........25 42 57 72 82 3-point goals: Lebanon — Morgan, Beckner, Stotts. Troy — May 3, Kirtz 2, Miller 2. Records: Lebanon 2-17. Troy 13-6.

■ CONTINUED FROM A9 have in place here. “We’re not always the most talented team, but we play hard, and I couldn’t ask for more.” Piqua looked ready to make a run at Troy early in the fourth, as an Imari Witten steal led to a Maci Yount bucket for Piqua, cutting the deficit to 35-31. But Chelsey Sakal scored the next five out of six Troy points, hitting a jumper on the baseline and one from the elbow to put Troy back up by double-digits at 41-31. “Chelsey Sakal hit some big shots in the fourth,” Kopp said. “They cut into our lead, she hit two jumpers — and that helped push our lead from six to 10.” The Indians were riding a two-game winning streak coming in, having wins over GWOC North foes Greenville and Sidney in the past week. In the victory over Greenville Wednesday, Piqua climbed out of an 180 hole in the first quarter to come back and win, 47-44. On Saturday, the Trojans outscored the Indians 9-0 to start the game before Piqua got its first basket. Despite the fact that Troy handed the Indians a 55-24 loss on Jan. 4, Piqua played competitive, keeping the score within striking distance for four quarters. The Trojans, however, maintained the lead for the entire game, with their biggest advantage being 4634 in the middle of the fourth. “Both games — this year and last — Piqua has came to play,” Kopp said. “It’s a rivalry. I mean, we jumped on them early today and they battled back.” The Indians shot better than the Trojans on the stripe, going 16 for 26 at the line. Keeping Piqua in check, though, were the 26 turnovers the team had during the game. The Trojans had only 10. Sakal connected on two 3s and added 12 points for the Trojans. The only Piqua player to reach double-figures was Yount, who finished with 10 points. “For whatever reason, we just aren’t a good free


Troy’s Zechariah Bond goes up for a shot, while Piqua’s Christy Graves defends Saturday at Garby Gymnasium in Piqua. throw shooting team,” Kopp said. “Shooting 13 for 36 is a little hard to muster, but the girls just did enough.” Troy (14-6) and Piqua (614) will now prep for tournament. The No. 8 seeded Trojans will play No. 9 seed Beavercreek on Saturday at Xenia, while No. 16 Piqua plays No. 5 seed Tecumseh on Wednesday in Lebanon. Troy — 50 Sakal 4-2-12, Norris 1-2-4, Schultz 0-0-0, Wood 2-2-7, Merrell 9-4-22, Bond 1-1-3, Taylor 0-1-1, Schulz 0-1-1. Totals: 17-13-50. Piqua — 42 Deal 2-2-6, Witten 1-2-5, Allen 1-3-5, Hilleary 1-4-6, Vogler 1-0-2, Yount 3-2-10, Graves 1-2-5, Mowery 1-0-2, Potts 0-1-1. Totals: 11-16-42. Score By Quarters Troy........15 26 35 50 Piqua......10 19 29 42 3-point goals: Troy — Sakal 2, Wood. Piqua — Graves, Witten, Yount 2. Records: Piqua 6-14, 3-7. Troy 14-6, 9-1. Reserve Score: Piqua 30, Troy 26.

Troy’s Mackenzie Schulz makes a save Saturday at Garby Gymnasium in Piqua.

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Roundup ■ CONTINUED FROM A9 four rebounds and Cate Busse also added eight points. “It was nice to come out and get a win in the girls last game at the gym,” Cline said. “The core of this senior group, most of them have been playing varsity since they were sophomores. So, it’s nice to be able to get our record to 10-10.” The Bulldogs now await the winner of the Miami East-Arcanum game in the Division III Sectional tournament. Milton-Union plays the East-Arcanum winner at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 at Tippecanoe. Tippecanoe 84, Stebbins 29 TIPP CITY — An 84-29 Tippecanoe win over Stebbins on Saturday, coupled with a 62-61 Kenton Ridge victory over Tecumseh, gave the Red Devils the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division title outright. The Red Devils had 12 players score in the win, with Morgan Miller scoring 23 points and Ellise Sharpe adding 21 to pace the team. Erica Comer also added 11. Tippecanoe (13-7) plays Northeastern at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Xenia in the first round of the Division II Sectional tournament. Lehman 52, Russia 49 SIDNEY — Lehman hung on to edge Russia 5249 on Saturday. The Cavaliers were led by Lindsay Spearman’s 24 points, while Julia Harrelson chipped in 14 and Kandice Sargeant


Milton-Union’s Ashleigh Bishop shoots over an Arcanum player Saturday in a win by the Bulldogs in their final game in their old high school gymnasium. added 12. Lehman (10-10) plays Houston in the sectional semifinals on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. • Boys Newton 56, Bradford 38 PLEASANT HILL — What was a tie game at halftime quickly turned to Newton’s favor, as the Indians outscored Bradford 35-17 in the second half to come away with a 56-38 win on

Saturday. Newton had nine 3s in the game, with Daniel Vance hitting five on his way to scoring a gamehigh 25 points. Cole Adams knocked down three 3s and finished the game with 15 points. Aaron Yohey and Alan Yount each scored nine to lead Bradford. Newton (9-10) plays Houston on Friday, while Bradford plays Bethel on Friday, as well.

Franklin Monroe 52, Milton-Union 38 PITSBURG — Franklin Monroe built a 31-16 lead by half and held on to top Milton-Union by a score of 52-38 on Saturday. Caleb Poland led Milton with 12 points and Josh Wheeler added 10. The Bulldogs (5-13) host Middletown Madison on Tuesday, which will be the final game played in the current Milton-Union gymnasium.


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BASKETBALL National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Pct GB W L 19 9 .679 — Philadelphia 14 12 .538 4 Boston New York 13 15 .464 6 Toronto 9 19 .321 10 8 21 .276 11½ New Jersey Southeast Division Pct GB W L 20 7 .741 — Miami Atlanta 18 9 .667 2 Orlando 16 11 .593 4 Washington 5 22 .185 15 3 24 .111 17 Charlotte Central Division Pct GB W L Chicago 23 6 .793 — 17 10 .630 5 Indiana Milwaukee 12 14 .462 9½ Cleveland 10 16 .385 11½ 8 20 .286 14½ Detroit WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Pct GB W L 19 9 .679 — San Antonio 16 11 .593 2½ Dallas 16 11 .593 2½ Houston 14 13 .519 4½ Memphis 4 23 .148 14½ New Orleans Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 21 6 .778 — 16 12 .571 5½ Denver 15 12 .556 6 Portland 13 12 .520 7 Utah 13 15 .464 8½ Minnesota Pacific Division Pct GB W L 17 8 .680 — L.A. Clippers 15 12 .556 3 L.A. Lakers 11 15 .423 6½ Phoenix 9 14 .391 7 Golden State 10 16 .385 7½ Sacramento Friday's Games Chicago 95, Charlotte 64 Toronto 86, Boston 74 Atlanta 89, Orlando 87, OT Miami 106, Washington 89 L.A. Clippers 78, Philadelphia 77 Milwaukee 113, Cleveland 112, OT Detroit 109, New Jersey 92 Portland 94, New Orleans 86 Dallas 104, Minnesota 97 Memphis 98, Indiana 92 New York 92, L.A. Lakers 85 Oklahoma City 101, Utah 87 Saturday's Games L.A. Clippers 111, Charlotte 86 Denver 113, Indiana 109 Philadelphia 99, Cleveland 84 New York 100, Minnesota 98 San Antonio 103, New Jersey 89 Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Orlando at Milwaukee, 9 p.m. Phoenix at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Sunday's Games L.A. Lakers at Toronto, 1 p.m. Chicago at Boston, 3:30 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 6 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Houston at Golden State, 9 p.m. Utah at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Monday's Games Philadelphia at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Orlando, 7 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Saturday's College Basketball Major Scores EAST Albany (NY) 76, Maine 68 Army 69, Navy 63, 2OT Bucknell 90, Lafayette 78 Buffalo 59, W. Michigan 57 Cornell 72, Brown 63 Dayton 72, Fordham 70, OT Drexel 78, Hofstra 67 Holy Cross 59, American U. 52 James Madison 58, Towson 56 Lehigh 89, Colgate 69 Louisville 77, West Virginia 74 Manhattan 85, St. Peter's 63 Monmouth (NJ) 82, Fairleigh Dickinson 68 NJIT 72, North Dakota 57 Niagara 84, Rider 82 Penn 58, Dartmouth 55 Penn St. 67, Nebraska 51 Princeton 70, Harvard 62 Robert Morris 70, St. Francis (Pa.) 56 Sacred Heart 72, Bryant 46 Saint Joseph's 73, UMass 62 Saint Louis 59, La Salle 51 Siena 60, Canisius 50 South Florida 55, Providence 48 St. Bonaventure 69, Duquesne 48 Syracuse 85, UConn 67 Wagner 74, Mount St. Mary's 57 Yale 59, Columbia 58 MIDWEST Akron 75, N. Illinois 51 Bowling Green 66, Toledo 63 Butler 52, Cleveland St. 49 E. Michigan 68, Ohio 55 Indiana St. 78, S. Illinois 68 Iowa St. 69, Texas A&M 46 Kansas 81, Oklahoma St. 66 Kent St. 76, Ball St. 55 Loyola of Chicago 78, Ill.-Chicago 69 Marquette 95, Cincinnati 78 Miami (Ohio) 69, Cent. Michigan 50 Michigan St. 58, Ohio St. 48 Missouri 72, Baylor 57 N. Dakota St. 82, South Dakota 71 N. Iowa 78, Illinois St. 63 Notre Dame 84, DePaul 76 Oakland 93, IPFW 82 S. Dakota St. 75, UMKC 62

SE Missouri 85, SIU-Edwardsville 72 Utah Valley 66, Chicago St. 61 Wichita St. 89, Creighton 68 Youngstown St. 71, Valparaiso 53 SOUTH Alabama St. 57, Alabama A&M 47 Ark.-Pine Bluff 64, Southern U. 58 Belmont 86, Florida Gulf Coast 63 Charleston Southern 70, High Point 67 Charlotte 73, Rhode Island 66 Clemson 78, Wake Forest 58 Coll. of Charleston 86, Davidson 78 Delaware 80, Georgia St. 77, OT Delaware St. 84, Coppin St. 81 Denver 77, FIU 63 Duke 73, Maryland 55 E. Illinois 74, UT-Martin 71 ETSU 65, North Florida 50 FAU 86, North Texas 81, 2OT Florida St. 64, Miami 59 Furman 80, W. Carolina 66 Gardner-Webb 77, VMI 61 George Mason 75, UNC Wilmington 69 George Washington 69, Richmond 67 Georgia 70, Mississippi St. 68, OT Georgia Southern 73, The Citadel 72, OT Howard 71, Florida A&M 69 LSU 67, Alabama 58 Liberty 77, Presbyterian 64 Lipscomb 99, Stetson 91, OT Louisiana-Lafayette 68, Arkansas St. 65, OT MVSU 71, Alcorn St. 63 Marshall 78, East Carolina 68 Md.-Eastern Shore 68, Morgan St. 56 Memphis 79, UAB 45 Middle Tennessee 68, UALR 60 Mississippi 61, Auburn 54 Morehead St. 58, E. Kentucky 45 Murray St. 82, Austin Peay 63 NC A&T 85, SC State 55 Nicholls St. 72, Lamar 63 Norfolk St. 70, Hampton 62 North Carolina 70, Virginia 52 SC-Upstate 70, Jacksonville 66 SE Louisiana 66, Northwestern St. 61 Samford 87, Elon 78 Savannah St. 67, NC Central 57 Seattle 100, Longwood 99, OT South Alabama 88, LouisianaMonroe 86 Southern Miss. 78, UCF 74 Tennessee 75, Florida 70 Tennessee St. 68, Tennessee Tech 53 Troy 83, W. Kentucky 77 UNC Asheville 88, Radford 62 UNC Greensboro 77, Chattanooga 76 VCU 68, Old Dominion 64 William & Mary 79, Northeastern 54 Winthrop 67, Coastal Carolina 57 Wofford 66, Appalachian St. 64 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 76, South Carolina 65 Houston Baptist 93, Ecclesia 72 Jackson St. 62, Prairie View 48 McNeese St. 71, Cent. Arkansas 56 Oral Roberts 61, W. Illinois 51 Rice 43, SMU 39 Sam Houston St. 61, Texas A&M-CC 53 Stephen F. Austin 59, UTSA 51 TCU 75, Colorado St. 71 Texas 75, Kansas St. 64 Texas Southern 72, Grambling St. 54 Texas Tech 65, Oklahoma 47 Texas-Arlington 73, Texas St. 53 Tulsa 72, Houston 48 FAR WEST Arizona 70, Utah 61 BYU 86, Pepperdine 48 California 73, UCLA 63 Colorado 63, Arizona St. 49 Gonzaga 78, Loyola Marymount 59 Idaho St. 79, N. Arizona 73 Long Beach St. 89, UC Davis 69 N. Colorado 77, Montana St. 64, OT New Mexico 48, Wyoming 38 New Mexico St. 80, Utah St. 69 Oregon 78, Washington St. 69 San Francisco 81, San Diego 70 UNLV 65, San Diego St. 63 Saturday’s Scores Boys Basketball Ada 67, Dola Hardin Northern 28 Akr. Manchester 58, Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley 50 Alliance 65, Minerva 59 Antwerp 55, Edon 35 Attica Seneca E. 71, Mansfield St. Peter’s 50 Botkins 74, Waynesfield-Goshen 50 Brookville 59, Lewisburg Tri-County N. 37 Bucyrus 58, New Washington Buckeye Cent. 51 Caldwell 53, McConnelsville Morgan 48, OT Camden Preble Shawnee 62, W. Alexandria Twin Valley S. 53 Can. Cent. Cath. 78, Jeromesville Hillsdale 72 Can. McKinley 78, E. Cle. Shaw 57 Chesapeake 76, Wellston 39 Cin. Christian 73, Xenia Christian 51 Cin. Woodward 43, Cin. N. College Hill 41 Cle. Hts. 93, Shaker Hts. 68 Cle. VASJ 73, Beachwood 63 Coldwater 59, Kenton 55 Collins Western Reserve 64, Sandusky Perkins 57 Cols. Grandview Hts. 56, Baltimore Liberty Union 51 Cols. St. Charles 66, GroveportMadison 29 Continental 54, Stryker 48 Convoy Crestview 63, Haviland Wayne Trace 53 Dalton 55, Strasburg-Franklin 31 Day. Christian 65, Cin. College Prep. 58 Day. Meadowdale 76, Day. Northridge 34 Day. Stivers 86, Sidney 67 Day. Thurgood Marshall 60, St. Paris Graham 46 Defiance 66, Lima Sr. 62 Delaware Buckeye Valley 101, Morral Ridgedale 42 E. Liverpool 88, Wellsville 71 Edgerton 47, Liberty Center 17 Fairfield Christian 43, Tree of Life 39 Findlay 42, Lima Shawnee 30 Findlay Liberty-Benton 64, Bluffton 30 Ft. Jennings 53, Delphos Jefferson 48 Ft. Recovery 69, Greenville 23 Gahanna Cols. Academy 96, Whitehall-Yearling 50 Galion Northmor 71, Richwood N. Union 62 Gates Mills Gilmour 62, Gates Mills Hawken 55 Gibsonburg 76, Fremont St. Joseph 44 Goshen 60, Blanchester 56 Hilliard Davidson 37, New Concord John Glenn 27 Houston 48, DeGraff Riverside 28 Jackson Center 51, Lima Temple Christian 33 Kalida 57, Defiance Ayersville 25



SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, Winternationals, at Pomona, Calif. (same-day tape) EXTREME SPORTS 3 p.m. NBC — Winter Dew Tour, Toyota Championships, at Snowbasin, Utah GOLF 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, final round, at Pebble Beach, Calif. 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, final round, at Pebble Beach, Calif. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Illinois at Michigan ESPN — St. John's at Georgetown 5:30 p.m. FSN — Washington at Oregon St. 7:30 p.m. FSN — Stanford at Southern Cal NBA 3:30 p.m. ABC — Chicago at Boston 7 p.m. ESPN — Miami at Atlanta 9:30 p.m. ESPN — Utah at Memphis NHL 12:30 p.m. NBC — Washington at N.Y. Rangers 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Philadelphia at Detroit RUGBY 2:30 p.m. NBCSN — Sevens, semifinal, teams TBD, at Las Vegas 4:30 p.m. NBC — Sevens, semifinal and championship match, teams TBD, at Las Vegas WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. FSN — Kansas at Kansas St. 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Whiparound coverage, Marquette at DePaul, Miami at Maryland, Iowa St. at Texas Tech, and Arkansas at Auburn 3 p.m. FSN — UCLA at Stanford 5 p.m. ESPN2 — Whiparound coverage, St. John's at Rutgers, Florida at South Carolina, Purdue at Ohio St., and Wake Forest at NC State Lakewood St. Edward 44, Cle. St. Ignatius 41 Lancaster Fairfield Union 56, Cols. Hamilton Twp. 30 Lexington 56, Tiffin Columbian 44 Lima Cent. Cath. 62, Elida 57 Lima Perry 67, Rockford Parkway 66 Logan 86, Athens 74 Louisville Aquinas 52, Carrollton 44 Mansfield Madison 59, Lodi Cloverleaf 42 Mansfield Sr. 73, Akr. SVSM 65 Marion Harding 68, Sandusky 66 Massillon Washington 62, Can. Glenoak 46 McComb 65, Fostoria St. Wendelin 43 McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley 56, Arcadia 51 Middleburg Hts. Midpark 75, Cle. Lincoln W. 45 Middletown Fenwick 47, W. Carrollton 40 Millersburg W. Holmes 70, Apple Creek Waynedale 31 Minster 50, St. Marys Memorial 42 Mt. Blanchard Riverdale 50, Lucas 47 Mt. Orab Western Brown 63, Harrison 56 Mt. Vernon 58, Ashland 56 New Bremen 69, Celina 60 New Knoxville 52, Ft. Loramie 43 New London 76, Sullivan Black River 36 Newark Cath. 75, Hebron Lakewood 64 Newton Local 56, Bradford 38 Norwalk 76, Monroeville 52 Oak Hill 63, Saint Joseph Central, W.Va. 50 Olmsted Falls 93, Tol. St. Francis 68 Ontario 64, Galion 54 Ottawa-Glandorf 75, Leipsic 54 Philo 62, Warsaw River View 52 Pioneer N. Central 60, Delta 55 Pitsburg Franklin-Monroe 52, MiltonUnion 38 Plain City Jonathan Alder 61, Hilliard Darby 51 Plymouth 64, Greenwich S. Cent. 46 Portsmouth Notre Dame 49, Beaver Eastern 47 Powell Olentangy Liberty 63, Cols. Beechcroft 50 Ridgeway Ridgemont 79, Gilead Christian 52 Rittman 80, Canton Heritage Christian 70 Shekinah Christian 60, London 35 Shelby 53, Clyde 46 Spencerville 55, Maria Stein Marion Local 46 St. Henry 50, Van Wert 36 Stewart Federal Hocking 52, Belpre 49 Swanton 63, Tol. Christian 47 Tol. Maumee Valley 82, Bettsville 41 Troy 82, Lebanon 78 Upper Sandusky 53, Bucyrus Wynford 52 Vanlue 67, N. Baltimore 36 Versailles 77, Ansonia 28 Warren Harding 73, Maple Hts. 52 Williamsburg 60, Bethel-Tate 40 Wooster 53, Wooster Triway 47 Worthington Kilbourne 48, Pickerington N. 39 Zanesville 44, Cols. DeSales 39 Saturday’s Scores Girls Basketball Akr. Elms 50, Cle. John Adams 33 Akr. Hoban 80, Cle. Hts. Beaumont 25 Alliance Marlington 68, Mogadore Field 42 Anna 61, Minster 35 Arlington 55, Columbus Grove 31 Attica Seneca E. 56, New London 48 Bellevue 62, Shelby 48 Beloit W. Branch 64, Austintown Fitch 31 Bowling Green 52, Holland Springfield 36 Burton Berkshire 61, Middlefield Cardinal 26 Cambridge 53, New Philadelphia 31 Can. Cent. Cath. 72, Minerva 45 Can. McKinley 46, Uniontown Lake 40 Canal Fulton Northwest 57, Can. South 43 Canfield 74, Warren Harding 55 Chagrin Falls 52, Aurora 50 Chagrin Falls Kenston 50, Chesterland W. Geauga 29 Chardon 40, Madison 36 Cin. Anderson 58, Loveland 41 Cin. Christian 40, Xenia Christian 31

Cin. Colerain 57, Fairfield 36 Cin. Glen Este 69, Kings Mills Kings 67 Cin. Madeira 41, Cin. Mariemont 33 Cin. McAuley 58, Hamilton Badin 47 Cin. McNicholas 61, Cin. Hills Christian Academy 31 Cin. Princeton 54, Cin. Oak Hills 34 Cin. Summit Country Day 54, Reading 50 Cin. Sycamore 64, Middletown 33 Cin. Winton Woods 69, Cin. NW 20 Cin. Woodward 50, Cin. Gamble Montessori 35 Clarksville Clinton-Massie 57, Hillsboro 23 Cle. Max Hayes 38, Andrews Osborne Academy 31 Clyde 69, Milan Edison 57 Cols. DeSales 51, Chillicothe Unioto 37 Cols. Northland 45, Cols. Africentric 37 Cols. Watterson 69, Cols. School for Girls 17 Continental 48, Hamler Patrick Henry 46 Cortland Lakeview 61, Ashtabula Edgewood 19 Cuyahoga Falls 39, Parma Hts. Valley Forge 23 Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 30, Mentor Lake Cath. 11 Cuyahoga Hts. 46, Beachwood 20 Danville 51, Loudonville 49 Delaware Christian 85, Patriot Preparatory Academy 25 Detroit Country Day, Mich. 62, Tol. Rogers 53 Dresden Tri-Valley 56, Zanesville Maysville 52, 2OT Elyria Open Door 46, Grafton Christian Community 41 Fairborn 74, Xenia 35 Frankfort Adena 68, Beaver Eastern 32 Fredericktown 56, Howard E. Knox 48 Ft. Loramie 52, St. Henry 50 Gallipolis Gallia 42, Portsmouth 27 Gates Mills Hawken 52, Wickliffe 40 Germantown Valley View 56, Waynesville 52 Granville Christian 39, Corning Miller 29 Green 63, Navarre Fairless 31 Harrison 37, Cin. Mt. Healthy 35 Huber Hts. Wayne 81, Day. Meadowdale 43 Jamestown Greeneview 70, Spring. Cath. Cent. 45 Johnstown-Monroe 82, Johnstown Northridge 58 Kalida 41, Leipsic 34 Kettering Alter 70, Cle. John Marshall 45 Kidron Cent. Christian 42, Mansfield Christian 19 Liberty Twp. Lakota E. 48, Hamilton 40 Lima Shawnee 55, Lafayette Allen E. 43 Lorain Clearview 43, Fairview 33 Mansfield St. Peter’s 62, Tiffin Calvert 39 Mantua Crestwood 62, Ravenna SE 45 Mason 46, W. Chester Lakota W. 27 Mayfield 48, Lakewood 42 McComb 47, Lima Cent. Cath. 44 McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley 77, Van Buren 46 Medina 51, Brunswick 35 Miamisburg 52, W. Carrollton 32 Middletown Fenwick 50, St. Bernard Roger Bacon 8 Milford 55, Morrow Little Miami 30 Milton-Union 57, Arcanum 30 N. Can. Hoover 61, Massillon Jackson 42 N. Lewisburg Triad 59, W. LibertySalem 53 New Riegel 60, Vanlue 29 Newcomerstown 66, Magnolia Sandy Valley 43 Northwood 49, Tol. Maumee Valley 22 Olmsted Falls 48, Avon 37 Ottoville 42, Delphos St. John’s 37 Oxford Talawanda 68, Hamilton Ross 38 Parma Hts. Holy Name 45, Garfield Hts. Trinity 35 Parma Normandy 60, Parma 43 Peebles 44, Lucasville Valley 43 Peninsula Woodridge 62, Hartville Lake Center Christian 51 Port Clinton 60, Huron 39 Richfield Revere 62, Barberton 50 Rocky River Lutheran W. 73, Oberlin

Sunday, February 12, 2012 34 S. Charleston SE 38, Spring. NE 24 Saint Joseph Central, W.Va. 38, Oak Hill 35 Sandusky 55, Tiffin Columbian 46 Sandusky Perkins 49, Castalia Margaretta 43 Shaker Hts. Hathaway Brown 51, Youngs. Ursuline 37 Shaker Hts. Laurel 59, Hudson WRA 29 Sidney 50, Trotwood-Madison 46 Sidney Lehman 52, Russia 49 Solon 80, Mentor 42 Spencerville 57, Lima Perry 36 Spring. Greenon 48, Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan 34 Spring. Kenton Ridge 62, New Carlisle Tecumseh 61 St. Paris Graham 52, Spring. NW 28 Stow-Munroe Falls 60, Strongsville 53 Sugarcreek Garaway 40, W. Lafayette Ridgewood 36 Sylvania Northview 49, Perrysburg 44 Thornville Sheridan 61, New Concord John Glenn 59 Tipp City Tippecanoe 84, Riverside Stebbins 29 Tol. Bowsher 41, Marion Harding 39 Tol. Christian 47, Lakeside Danbury 35 Tol. Ottawa Hills 67, Tol. Emmanuel Baptist 18 Trenton Edgewood 47, Norwood 36 Troy 50, Piqua 42 Twinsburg 73, Hudson 42 Uhrichsville Claymont 49, Byesville Meadowbrook 28 Urbana 75, Lewistown Indian Lake 47 Utica 65, Centerburg 61 Versailles 54, Jackson Center 26 Vincent Warren 66, Chillicothe 43 Wadsworth 57, Berlin Hiland 45 Warren Howland 50, Struthers 29 Warrensville Hts. 61, Cle. Hts. Lutheran E. 43 Warsaw River View 46, Marietta 31 Washington C.H. Miami Trace 29, Greenfield McClain 22 Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 46, Napoleon 25 Willard 54, Norwalk 42 Wilmington 44, Cin. Turpin 33 Zanesville 40, Dover 26 Zanesville Rosecrans 65, Coshocton 36 Zanesville W. Muskingum 55, McConnelsville Morgan 45 Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley 45, Tuscarawas Cent. Cath. 42, OT Day. Chaminade-Julienne 83, Scott Co., Ky. 54 Springboro 58, Ryle, Ky. 38 Richmond Edison 48, Belmont Union Local 35 Beverly Ft. Frye 50, Woodsfield Monroe Cent. 34 Wheeling Central, W.Va. 37, Shadyside 34

HOCKEY National Hockey League All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 53 35 13 5 75150108 Philadelphia 55 31 17 7 69179165 Pittsburgh 55 31 19 5 67171146 New Jersey 55 31 20 4 66154155 N.Y. Islanders 54 23 23 8 54130155 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 53 34 17 2 70184120 Boston 58 28 22 8 64169181 Ottawa 56 28 22 6 62171166 Toronto 56 23 24 9 55149149 Montreal 55 24 25 6 54136158 Buffalo Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 54 26 17 11 63137151 Florida Washington 54 28 21 5 61151152 57 26 25 6 58139161 Winnipeg Tampa Bay 54 24 24 6 54153181 Carolina 56 20 25 11 51142172 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 56 37 17 2 76178132 St. Louis 54 33 14 7 73136111 Nashville 56 32 18 6 70158148 Chicago 55 29 19 7 65174168 Columbus 55 16 33 6 38128180 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 54 34 15 5 73176135 Colorado 57 28 25 4 60146159 Calgary 55 25 22 8 58131149 Minnesota 55 25 22 8 58125144 Edmonton 55 22 28 5 49147165 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 52 30 16 6 66153124 Los Angeles 56 26 19 11 63120122 Phoenix 55 26 21 8 60145144 Dallas 54 28 23 3 59143153 Anaheim 54 21 24 9 51139160 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday's Games Buffalo 3, Dallas 2, SO Detroit 2, Anaheim 1, SO Colorado 4, Carolina 3, OT San Jose 5, Chicago 3 Saturday's Games Boston 4, Nashville 3, SO Florida 3, New Jersey 1 N.Y. Islanders 2, Los Angeles 1, OT N.Y. Rangers 5, Philadelphia 2 Edmonton 4, Ottawa 3, OT Pittsburgh 8, Winnipeg 5 Tampa Bay 2, Buffalo 1 Montreal 5, Toronto 0 St. Louis 3, Colorado 2, OT Columbus 3, Minnesota 1 Chicago at Phoenix, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Calgary, 10 p.m. Sunday's Games Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 12:30 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m. Anaheim at Columbus, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Dallas, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Monday's Games San Jose at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

GOLF PGA-Pebble Beach Scores Saturday p-Pebble Beach Golf Links, 6,816; Par 72 m-Monterey Peninsula CC, Shore Course, 6,838; Par 70 s-Spyglass Hill Golf Club, 6,953; Par 72 Pebble Beach, Calif. Purse: $6.4 million Third Round Charlie Wi ..............61m-69p-69s—199 Ken Duke...............64p-73s-65m—202 Tiger Woods ..........68s-68m-67p—203 Phil Mickelson........70s-65m-70p—205


Kevin Na.................66s-69m-70p—205 Dustin Johnson .....63p-72s-70m—205 Brendon Todd ........67p-69s-69m—205 Hunter Mahan .......65m-70p-70s—205 Bob Estes ..............67s-70m-69p—206 Ricky Barnes .........70s-66m-70p—206 Padraig Harrington68m-66p-72s—206 Aaron Baddeley.....66m-72p-69s—207 Kevin Streelman ....70m-69p-68s—207 Ryan Palmer..........72p-71s-64m—207 Ryan Moore...........72s-64m-71p—207 Geoff Ogilvy...........70m-69p-68s—207 Greg Owen............68s-67m-72p—207 Vijay Singh.............68p-68s-71m—207 Jason Kokrak.........68m-67p-72s—207 Jimmy Walker ........69s-68m-71p—208 Nick Watney...........66s-73m-69p—208 Joseph Bramlett ....66m-69p-73s—208 Shane Bertsch ......68p-75s-65m—208 Brian Gay...............69s-65m-74p—208 Brian Harman........64p-73s-71m—208 Robert Garrigus ....68m-69p-71s—208 Jonas Blixt .............70p-69s-69m—208 Roland Thatcher....71p-68s-70m—209 Mathew Goggin.....69m-71p-69s—209 Spencer Levin .......69m-69p-71s—209 Richard H. Lee.......65m-71p-73s—209 Angel Carballo.......69m-71p-69s—209 Davis Love III.........70s-70m-70p—210 D.J.Trahan .............70s-69m-71p—210 Steven Bowditch....71s-67m-72p—210 Danny Lee .............63p-73s-74m—210 Sean O'Hair...........68p-74s-69m—211 Summerhays .........65m-73p-73s—211 Zach Johnson........67m-72p-72s—211 Joe Ogilvie.............68p-73s-70m—211 Mark D. Anderson .69p-71s-71m—211 D.A. Points..............72s-65m-74p—211 Roberto Castro......70m-68p-73s—211 Bobby Gates..........72p-70s-69m—211 PGA Champions-Allianz Championship Scores Saturday At The Old Course at Broken Sound Boca Raton, Fla. Purse: $1.8 million Yardage: 6,807; Par: 72 Second Round Corey Pavin........................64-70—134 Peter Senior........................66-68—134 Mark Calcavecchia ............67-68—135 Bernhard Langer................66-69—135 J.L. Lewis............................70-67—137 Michael Allen......................70-67—137 Peter Jacobsen ..................72-65—137 Joey Sindelar......................68-69—137 John Cook..........................71-67—138 Gary Hallberg.....................69-69—138 Jay Haas.............................68-70—138 Mike Goodes......................68-70—138 Fred Funk ...........................66-72—138 Bruce Vaughan...................70-69—139 Brad Faxon.........................68-71—139 Bill Glasson ........................68-71—139 David Frost .........................68-71—139 John Huston.......................67-72—139 Brad Bryant ........................70-70—140 Olin Browne........................70-70—140 Jay Don Blake....................69-71—140 Tommy Armour III ..............71-70—141 Mark McNulty.....................71-70—141 Joe Daley............................71-70—141 Greg Bruckner....................69-72—141 Lonnie Nielsen ...................69-72—141 Jeff Sluman ........................69-72—141 Loren Roberts....................69-72—141 Jim Carter...........................69-72—141 Russ Cochran ....................71-71—142 Jim Gallagher, Jr. ...............72-70—142 Mark W. Johnson ...............70-72—142 Hale Irwin............................69-73—142 Joel Edwards......................73-69—142 Tom Lehman ......................71-72—143 Jim Rutledge ......................70-73—143 David Eger..........................71-72—143 Nick Price ...........................70-73—143 Mike Reid............................72-71—143 Scott Simpson....................69-74—143 Larry Mize...........................69-74—143 Mark Brooks.......................67-76—143 Tom Byrum.........................71-73—144 Craig Stadler ......................72-72—144 Chien Soon Lu...................70-74—144 Jeff Hart..............................72-72—144 Steve Pate ..........................73-71—144 Ben Crenshaw ...................73-71—144 Kenny Perry........................70-75—145 Allen Doyle .........................70-75—145 Vicente Fernandez.............70-75—145 Steve Lowery......................70-75—145 Dan Forsman .....................72-73—145 Andy Bean..........................74-71—145 D.A. Weibring......................74-71—145 John Harris.........................75-70—145 Chip Beck...........................67-78—145 Larry Nelson.......................71-75—146 Phil Blackmar .....................71-75—146 Mark Wiebe........................72-74—146 Wayne Levi.........................73-73—146 Tom Purtzer........................73-73—146 Fuzzy Zoeller......................73-73—146 Gil Morgan..........................75-71—146 Rod Spittle..........................76-70—146 P.H. Horgan III ....................71-76—147 Bobby Wadkins ..................72-75—147 Bruce Fleisher....................72-75—147 Blaine McCallister ..............72-75—147 Bob Gilder ..........................74-74—148 Bob Tway ............................75-73—148 Jim Thorpe .........................75-73—148 Tom Jenkins .......................72-77—149 Tom Kite..............................74-75—149 Morris Hatalsky ..................69-81—150 Dana Quigley .....................75-75—150 Mike Hulbert.......................75-76—151 Curtis Strange....................70-82—152 Mike Smith..........................77-77—154 John Jacobs.......................81-76—157 Jay Sigel .............................81-81—162 ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open Scores Saturday At Royal Melbourne Golf Club Melbourne, Australia Purse: $1.1 million Yardage: 6,505; Par: 73 Third Round a-amateur Jessica Korda ...............72-70-73—215 Nikki Campbell..............72-74-70—216 Hee Kyung Seo ............75-66-75—216 So Yeon Ryu .................71-69-76—216 Katie Futcher ................74-72-71—217 Yani Tseng.....................70-76-71—217 Lorie Kane ....................72-73-72—217 Brittany Lincicome........70-75-73—218 Julieta Granada ............70-72-76—218 Stacy Lewis...................69-73-77—219 Melissa Reid .................71-71-77—219 Beatriz Recari...............76-72-72—220 Sophie Giquel-Bettan...72-74-74—220 Jenny Shin ....................72-74-74—220 Jiyai Shin.......................72-74-74—220 Sarah Kemp..................69-79-73—221 Cydney Clanton............74-72-75—221 Eun-Hee Ji....................72-79-71—222 x-Lydia Ko .....................74-76-72—222 Angela Stanford............75-74-73—222 Mo Martin......................76-73-74—223 Jennifer Johnson ..........73-75-75—223 Gwladys Nocera...........74-74-75—223 Lexi Thompson .............74-74-75—223 Anna Nordqvis..............76-77-71—224 Kyeong Bae ..................77-75-72—224 Mina Harigae ................78-72-74—224 Caroline Hedwall ..........73-77-74—224 Meaghan Francella.......73-76-75—224 Sandra Changkija.........75-72-77—224 Giulia Sergas ................74-79-72—225 Beth Allen......................77-75-73—225

A14 Today


Mostly sunny High: 26°


Mostly clear Low: 9°


Chance of snow or rain High: 35° Low: 27°



Partly cloudy High: 42° Low: 27°

Chance of rain or snow High: 43° Low: 30°


TODAY’S STATEWIDE FORECAST Sunday, February 12, 2012 forecast for daytime conditions, low/high temperatures



SunriseMonday 7:32 a.m. ........................... Sunset tonight 6:09 p.m. ........................... Moonrise today previous day ........................... Moonset today 9:35 a.m. ........................... First


Sunny start, increasing clouds High: 33° Low: 14°




Sunday, February 12, 2012

National forecast Forecast highs for Sunday, Feb. 12


Pt. Cloudy

Cleveland 27° | 18°

Toledo 29° | 13°


Youngstown 25° | 13°

Mansfield 25° | 11°




Feb. 21 Feb. 29 March 8 Feb. 14

26° 9°


Columbus 27° | 9°

Dayton 27° | 7°

Today’s UV factor. 3 Fronts

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10+ Minimal




Very High


Air Quality Index Moderate


Hi Atlanta 40 Atlantic City 37 Austin 50 Baltimore 41 Boston 36 Buffalo 26 Charleston,S.C. 60 Charleston,W.Va. 32 Chicago 20 Cincinnati 22 Cleveland 22 Columbus 20 Dallas-Ft Worth 38 Dayton 21 Denver 15 Des Moines 21 Detroit 18 Evansville 26 Grand Rapids 21 Honolulu 82 Houston 55 Indianapolis 22 Jacksonville 59 Juneau 43 Kansas City 27 75 Key West



Peak group: Absent

Mold Summary 0




Top Mold: Absent Source: Regional Air Pollution Control Agency

GLOBAL City Athens Bangkok Calgary Jerusalem Kabul Kuwait City Mexico City Montreal Moscow Sydney Tokyo

Hi 44 90 14 60 41 67 57 35 5 78 46


20s 30s 40s

50s 60s



Pressure Low


90s 100s 110s

Low: -20 at Fosston, Minn.

Hi Las Vegas 70 Little Rock 37 Los Angeles 62 Louisville 28 Miami Beach 73 Milwaukee 18 21 Mpls-St Paul Nashville 31 New Orleans 52 New York City 38 Oklahoma City 28 Omaha 17 Orlando 69 Philadelphia 38 Phoenix 81 Pittsburgh 29 Sacramento 61 St Louis 29 St Petersburg 63 Salt Lake City 57 San Antonio 55 San Diego 62 San Francisco 54 San Juan,P.R. 87 Seattle 48 Tampa 65 Tucson 80 Washington,D.C. 43

Temperatures indicate Saturday’s high and overnight low to 8 p.m.

Pollen Summary 250


Warm Stationary


Main Pollutant: Particulate



Yesterday’s Extremes: High: 78 at Blythe, Calif.




Lo Otlk 39 pc 78 rn 5 sn 47 rn 14 clr 60 pc 46 rn 30 sn -2 sn 67 rn 35 clr

Lo PrcOtlk 39 Clr 34 .12 Clr 35 Cldy 33 .23 Clr 34 .07 Clr 24 .19 Snow 48 Clr 27 .14 Snow 10 Clr 16 .04PCldy 21 .22 Cldy 15 .13PCldy 29 Cldy 12 MMPCldy 07 .02 Cldy 03 Clr 11 .14 Cldy 18 .04 Clr 04 .02PCldy 66 Clr 38 Cldy 15 .01 Clr 48 .07 Clr 28 Snow 06 PCldy 69 .52 Clr

Lo Prc Otlk 54 PCldy 23 Clr 56 .01PCldy 21 .02 Clr 67 .32 Clr 07 Clr 01 Clr 24 .02 Clr 47 PCldy 32 .08 Cldy 20 Cldy 00 PCldy 56 .30 Clr 32 .26 Cldy 53 PCldy 26 .13 Cldy 49 Cldy 17 .01 Clr 59 .22 Clr 34 Snow 39 Cldy 58 Cldy 50 .02 Cldy 71 Clr 43 .10 Cldy 56 .21 Clr 44 PCldy 35 .10PCldy

Cincinnati 31° | 11° Portsmouth 31° | 11°





REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday...........................33 at 12:23 a.m. Low Yesterday..............................12 at 8:25 a.m. Normal High .....................................................38 Normal Low ......................................................22 Record High ........................................73 in 1999 Record Low........................................-14 in 1885

Precipitation 24 hours ending at 5 p.m.............................trace Month to date ................................................0.22 Normal month to date ...................................0.88 Year to date ...................................................4.95 Normal year to date ......................................3.70 Snowfall yesterday ........................................0.00

TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Sunday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2012. There are 323 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in present-day Larue County, Ky. On this date: • In 1554, Lady Jane Grey, who’d claimed the throne of England for nine days, and her husband, Guildford Dudley, were beheaded after being condemned for high treason. • In 1908, the first round-the-

world automobile race began in New York. (It ended in Paris the following July with the drivers of the American car, a Thomas Flyer, declared the winners over teams from Germany and Italy.) • In 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded. • In 1912, Pu Yi, the last emperor of China, abdicated, marking the end of the Qing Dynasty. • In 1915, the cornerstone for the Lincoln Memorial was laid in Washington, D.C., a year to the

day after groundbreaking. • In 1959, the redesigned Lincoln penny with an image of the Lincoln Memorial replacing two ears of wheat on the reverse side went into circulation. • In 1973, Operation Homecoming began as the first release of American prisoners of war from the Vietnam conflict took place. • One year ago: Thousands of Algerians defied government warnings and dodged barricades in their capital, demanding democratic reforms.

Gunmen assassinate Syrian army general BEIRUT (AP) — Gunmen assassinated an army general in Damascus Saturday in the first killing of a high ranking military officer in the Syrian capital since the uprising against President Bashar Assad’s regime began in March, the country’s state-run news agency said. The attack could be a sign that armed members of the opposition, who have carried out attacks on the military elsewhere in the country, are trying to step up action in the tightly controlled capital, which has been relatively quiet compared to other cities.

SANA news agency reported that three gunmen opened fire at Brig. Gen. Issa al-Khouli Saturday morning as he left his home in the Damascus neighborhood of Rukn-Eddine. Al-Khouli was a doctor and the chief of a military hospital in the capital. Capt. Ammar al-Wawi of the Free Syrian Army, a rebel group that wants to bring down the regime by force, denied involvement in the assassination, which came a day after two suicide car bombers struck security compounds in Aleppo.

Such assassinations are not uncommon outside Damascus and army officers have been killed in the past, mostly in the restive provinces of Homs and Idlib. Violence in other parts of the country left at least 17 people dead as regime troops pushed into rebelheld neighborhoods in the central city of Homs and seized parts of the mountain town of Zabadani, north of Damascus. The U.N. estimates that 5,400 people have been killed in Syria since the uprising began in March.

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A Sunni gunman, left, speaks with Lebanese soldiers in Tripoli, Lebanon, Saturday. Clashes between pro- and anti-Syria gunmen in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Saturday left two people dead and 12 wounded in the latest skirmish between Lebanese factions over the crisis in neighboring Syria.

As Syria burns, neighboring Lebanon is feeling the heat BEIRUT (AP) — The tensions between the two neighborhoods were building for days in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. On one side live Sunni Muslims who hate the Syrian regime. On the hill above are members of the Alawite sect, Bashar Assad’s strongest backers. Overnight, the tempers exploded. For hours, gunmen in the two districts traded automatic weapons fire and volleys of rocketpropelled grenades across the avenue that divides them, ironically named Syria Street. By the time a shaky truce was reached Saturday, two people were dead one from each side and 12 people wounded, half of them soldiers trying to stop the clashes. The fighting underscored how the bloodshed in Syria, where Assad’s regime is cracking down on an 11month-old uprising against his rule, is enflaming emotions in its tiny neighbor Lebanon. The already deep divisions between Lebanese

are being strained, and many fear Syria’s chaos will bleed over across the border. Lebanon is sharply split along sectarian lines, with 18 religious sects. But it also has a fragile political faultline precisely over the issue of Syria. There is an array of diehard pro-Syrian Lebanese parties and politicians, as well as support for the regime on the street level. There is an equally deep hatred of Assad among other Lebanese who fear Damascus is still calling the shots here. The two sides are the legacy of, and backlash against, Syria’s virtual rule over Lebanon from 1976 to 2005 and its continued influence since. Tempers between the two sides are high enough. But Syria opponents worry the regime may intentionally cause trouble. “The Syrian regime holds a lot of cards in Lebanon, and the biggest fear is that as the Assad regime gets more desperate, it would decide to use them to create regional chaos,�

anti-Syrian politician Mustafa Alloush said. Among those cards is Hezbollah, the Syrian and Iranian-backed Shiite militant group with an arsenal of weapons more powerful than that of the Lebanese army. Already, any talk about Syria is potential cause for a fight. On a political talk show on Al-Jazeera TV earlier this month, Lebanese writer and Syria supporter Joseph Abu Fadel flew into a rage over taunts from the other guest, a Syrian opposition member. Abu Fadel leaped from his chair and charged around the table, fists clenched and though the host got between them, he managed to land a slap on his rival’s face. An earlier show on Lebanese television turned into a brawl when Alloush called Syria’s president a liar. His rival guest, Fayez Shukur, the head of the Lebanese branch of Syria’s ruling party, hurled a glass of water in his face.



B1 February 12, 2012

A team of Troy Pop Rocks, including Colton McNeal, Matt Bess, Alexis Richardson, Miranda Justice, Ellie Brubaker and Dominic Wenrick, shake up Van Cleve School Thursday. The team consists of third- through eighth-grade Troy students.

Pop Rocks TROY

Competitive jump ropers entertain area crowds BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer hey jump for joy. Troy City School’s youngest athletes skip rope throughout the Miami Valley, entertaining crowds at local basketball game half-time shows. But it’s more than entertainment. For the Troy Pop Rocks jump-rope team — it’s an exercise in team work and fun. “We are having fun, working hard and learning a lot about work ethic, responsibility and accountability,” said Josh Oakes, the Pop Rocks’ coach and Hook and Heywood Elementary’s physical education teacher. The Troy Pop Rocks also are only one of five jump rope teams in the state that are American Heart Association ambassadors for the Jump Rope for the Heart program. Last week, the Pop Rocks took their show on the road, visiting Heywood Elementary, Van Cleve Sixth Grade in Troy and Miami East Elementary School to promote healthful living through simple, but fun, exercise like jump rope skills. The Troy Pop Rocks are a performance jump rope team that originated out of a physical education class taught by Oakes. The team is open to third- through eighth-grade students from Troy City Schools. The team travels and performs jump rope shows at halftimes of local high school basketball games and college basketball games. It is the Pop Rocks’ first year performing at area events, said Oakes. He began the jump-rope competitive team after seeing a performance at a local conference. It’s Heywood Elementary third grader Emily Wenrick’s second year to be part of the 23 student-strong jump rope team. “It’s very fun,” Wenrick said,


Mollie Bretland jumps along with Miranda Justice, who is controlling the rope, Thursday at Miami East Elementary School.

Pop Rocks Zoey Geuder, Cassidy Poland, Allison Hemmelgarn and Olyvia Walker perform a routine at Van Cleve.

Jessie Welker helps entertain a crowd Thursday at Miami East Elementary School.

Staff Photos/Anthony Weber

POP ROCKS The following students are on the Troy Pop Rocks team: Ayzia Love, Olyvia Walker, Ellie Brubaker, Emily Wenrick, Cassidy Poland, Matt Bess, Mollie Bretland, Maggie Welker, Miranda Justice, Colton McNeal, Jessie Welker, Dominic Wenrick, Allison Hemmelgarn, Kayleigh Hill, Jessica Goodwin, Carragen Klawon, Angel Tutor, Nicole Kindell, Alexis Richardson, Zoey Geuder, Aliya Blakley, Megan Myers and Lauren Zaylskie.

sus Piqua. The team’s last scheduled performance is at 2 Lauren Zaylskie and Troy Pop Rocks perform at Van Cleve Thursday in Troy. p.m. Feb. 18 at the University of after the Pop Rocks performed people happy.” The team will perform two more Dayton women’s basketball game versus Saint Louis. at Van Cleve Sixth Grade as The Pop Rocks team has per- times in 2012. The next perWenrick said her favorite part of its kick-off of the “Jump formed at multiple high school formance will be at 7:30 p.m. Rope for the Heart” assembly Feb. 17 at Troy High School durbasketball half-time shows, as well as at several college games. ing the boy’s varsity game verlast week. “I like to just make • See POP ROCKS on B8



Sunday, February 12, 2012



HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY 50 Years Ago: Feb. 12-25, 1962 • BETHEL TOWNSHIP — At least for the foreseeable future, there will be no merger of the Bethel school district with that of Tipp City. This was announced following an intense study, discussion and review of growth and costs figures for the area. The district began to study the issue when the state board denied the district the “go ahead” to put a $233 million bond issue on the November ballot. The state board has recommended Bethel merge with another district. The study revealed many facts, including the district was projected to surpass the state’s minimal mark of when a school system should merge with another. Approximately seven years ago, when the Miami East district was forming, Bethel had the opportunity to join in that centralization but opted to remain a separate district. Most of the attendees at the recent public meeting were in favor of remaining a separate district.

25 Years Ago: Feb. 12-25, 1987 • PIQUA — The workers of Aerovent Inc. in Piqua had voted to strike, if that is what was needed, and now have followed through with the action in order to press for the resolution of issues which they feel are needed for their well-being and security. David Ouhl, union representative stated the company had proposed a co-payment deduction which would allow the company to be competitive in health care costs, but did not offer a wage increase to its workers, which Ouhl said was unacceptable. If the proposed deduction went uncontested, then workers faced a decrease in income for the same amount of work. The company, which manufactures industrial ventilating fans and heating equipment, is experiencing its second strike in 53 years. No further meetings between management and union leaders have been scheduled. • SIDNEY — Dr. Ralph D. Abernathy, well-known civil rights leader, will be in Sidney for several events sponsored by the Tri-County NAACP. Dr. Abernathy will hold a press conference on Friday evening, gather with area ministers for a prayer breakfast on Saturday morning and then will speak at an evening event for the public on Saturday. The Tri-County chapter of the NAACP, which includes Miami, Shelby and Logan counties, is offering the Saturday evening event as free to the public.

Cross, chairman of the Troy Industrial Development Committee, serves as a ruling elder in his church, and is currently vice-president of the Troy Kiwannis Club in addition to leadership in several other professional associations. Mr. Bazler has accomplished all of this during the brief seven years he has lived in Troy.

50 Years Ago: Feb. 12-25, 1962 • TROY — Local attorney and civic leader Frank Bazler has been nominated by the Troy Jaycees to be entered in the statewide competition to choose the top five young men in the state for 1961. The Jaycees enumerated Bazler’s many accomplishments and activities, including that he has served as president of the United Fund, Inc., chairman of the Miami County Chapter of the American Red

75 Years Ago: Feb. 12-25, 1937 • WEST MILTON — James Randall, mayor of the village until 2 years ago, has died at the age of 71 years old. Mayor Randall had served the village in several capacities, but none more visible than that of mayor from 19251935. For many years Mr. Randall was an auditor with the Dayton, Covington and Piqua Traction Co., which ran through the village. We extend our sympathy to his wife and a daughter, who survive. • PLEASANT HILL — Happiness and excitement turned to sorrow yesterday (Feb.19) when a car heading to the Miami County Basketball Tournament in Piqua was involved in a head-on collision on State Route 36, west of Piqua, and two Pleasant Hill residents were killed. Kenneth Yount, 20, who was driving the auto, was killed instantly. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Yount, who own a hardware business in town. Elwood Knick, 20, the son

of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Knick, died in the Covington Hospital about two hours after the accident. Eugene Warner, 17, the other passenger in the Yount vehicle and a student at Newton High School, is in serious condition. He is the son of Mrs. Alma Warner. The driver of the second car suffered a broken jaw, but did not receive any other serious injuries. The yount auto had just passed a car as they were heading east when they hit the west bound auto. It is not known if Mr. Yount did not see the other vehicle or if his distance was misjudged. 100 Years Ago: Feb. 12-25, 1912 • MIAMI COUNTY — The county deputy sheriff, Brooks Johnson, surprised many people this week when he tendered his resignation to Sheriff Louis Paul. He is a highly efficient and able public servant and will be missed. Sheriff Paul said that Ben Herr of Tippecanoe City will be Johnson’s replacement and will fill the position admirably. The change will take effect March 1. (Columnist’s Note: Brooks Johnson resigned his position so he could prepare and then campaign for the position of Clerk of Courts for Miami County. Johnson did win the election and served in that capacity for the remainder of his life. When he died in 1950, he had served in

the clerk position longer than anyone else in the country to that date. In addition, he was honored by the Miami County Bar Association with a resolution passed in his honor. It was the first time the association had ever passed a resolution in honor of someone who had never practiced law.) • MIAMI VALLEY — The annual meeting of the Miami Valley Nurserymen was held in Dayton recently (Feb.16) and was attended by many throughout the valley. It is no wonder the Miami County area is famous for its nurseries and its stock as many of the representatives at the meeting were from this area. Attenders included T.J. Dinsmore, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Brady, and Mr. A.A. Dinsmore of Troy, Mr. H.N. Kyle, Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Bohlender, and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bohlender of Tippecanoe City, and Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Scarff and Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Vale of New Carlisle. Mr. W.F. Bohlender was honored by being elected president of the association for the year. 120 Years Ago: Feb. 12-25, 1892 • WEST MILTON — A large gathering of people witnessed the bright display of northern lights on Saturday (Feb.13). The magnificent lights, which appeared about 6:30, seemed to contain all of the colors of a rainbow, but red, purple and orange were the predominant colors of the spectacle. This phenomena stretched for miles north along the horizon and was clearly visible until the clock struck nine. Many people offered explanations for the source of the lights,”some of which would startle the scientific world, and knock our system of astronomy to smithereens.” (Columnist’s Note: There are oral traditions of sightings as long ago 700 A.D., but Galileo was the first person to note and document the Northern Lights, or “Aurora Borealis,” as he named them, but scientists have puzzled and theorized at the actual source and cause of the display for centuries.

Although there are still several theories, it was only in 2008 that UCLA scientists believed they had actually solved the mystery.) • TROY — The home of John Hale was broken into on Sunday morning (Feb. 21), while John was attending to worship at church, and Marshal Irwin went about immediately collecting information and clues. Some neighbors had witnessed three tramps in the area, so the marshal set after them. He found one in a boxcar on the southside of town and the other two were detained in Tippecanoe City as they headed south on the tracks. After examination the next morning, it was determined the suspect named Charles Clark was guilty. The other two were released and free to leave the area. Clark was sentenced to 10 days in jail and a $25 fine. 146 Years Ago: Feb. 12-25, 1866 • CIVIL WAR CASUALTIES — The signing of peace last April brought an end to hostilities, but it seems there are still casualties of the late war in many sectors, some by illness and others by accidents. Two such cases were recently reported to us. In Dayton, a former soldier by the name of McQuelny, who was intoxicated, was showing his family how the soldiers handled their rifles on orders from a commander and in doing so accidently shot his wife in the leg, shattering her bone and severing the artery, thereby killing her. In an incident closer to our hearts, Lt. B.F. Powers, son of the late Judge Powers of Troy, was shot by a comrade when a pistol was accidentally discharged. Lt. Powers only survived a few hours and was interred with honors in the cemetery near Morgantown, NC. Lt. Powers, who was a member of the 7th Ohio Cavalry, was 31 years old at the time of his tragic death. Patrick D. Kennedy is archivist at the Troy-Miami County Public Library’s Local History Library, 100 W. Main St., Troy, 335-4082.

For college bound, a look at financial aid changes NEW YORK (AP) — The mad dash to cobble together college funding will soon be under way. In the weeks ahead, colleges will begin mailing out their much-anticipated acceptance letters and financial aid packages. The notices will alleviate pent up anxiety and finally give high school seniors a clearer idea of what their futures will hold. But amid all the emotions, students and families will also need to start sorting out how they’ll pay for tuition. The average bill now comes in at more than $17,000 to attend an in-state public college. The problem is that navigating the universe of financial aid can be confusing. That’s because there’s a vast patchwork of grants, scholarships and loans available. But a failure to properly compare the options and explore the alternatives could mean the difference

in thousands of dollars in debt upon graduation. Adding to that confusion is a spate of headlines in recent weeks regarding changes in financial aid. To help navigate this process, here’s a look at what’s behind the recent changes:

Comparing costs As part of his broad plans to make higher education more affordable, President Barack Obama recently said he wants to make it easier for families to size up the cost of college. As it stands, there isn’t a uniform template for financial aid award letters and officials say the forms can be difficult to decipher, even misleading. For example, schools usually provide a total “out of pocket” cost after subtracting aid such as grants and scholarships. But some schools also subtract loans from that figure, even though loans

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have to be repaid and actually push up costs because of interest charges. In other cases, interest rates and other loan terms are not spelled out. Officials say this could lead to students taking on more debt than they realize. To address the issue, the Department of Education and the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced in October that they are developing a model financial aid form. There aren’t any plans yet to make the form mandatory. But once a template is finalized, Congress could vote to require colleges to use it to maintain access to federal aid. The adoption of such a form has also been widely supported by student advocates. Separately, Obama is pushing for a “college scorecard” that would require schools to disclose

Interest rates Taking out a student loan to attend college has become the norm, with twothirds of graduates leaving campus in debt. But not all loans are alike. So it might have caught your attention last month when Obama said in his State of the Union address that the fixed interest rates on student loans are set to double in July if Congress fails to act. Before you panic, keep in mind that there are primarily two types of federal student loans: subsidized and unsubsidized. The difference is that the government doesn’t start charging interest on subsidized loans until the student graduates. With unsubsidized loans, interest starts accruing right away. The loans also come with different interest rates.

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It’s been ‘pretty good life’ for 109 year old GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — If there’s a trick to aging gracefully, then Helen Lettinga seems to have mastered it. The Grand Rapids woman, who turned 109 Monday, was born the year the Wright Brothers made their first powered airplane flight. She’s lived to see men walk on the moon, two world wars, The Great Depression and women earn the right to vote a memory she pegs as the most important event in her lifetime. Something of a junior suffragette, Lettinga remembers being paraded out to a platform built in the middle of her hometown of Casnovia as a young teen to sing as part of a choir urging passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote in 1920. A resident of Pilgrim Manor’s assisted living residence since 1993, Lettinga maintains her independence with the help of staff there. She still is doing her own laundry and getting around with the help of a walker to meals and other activities, especially the home’s monthly Tea and


Helen Lettinga reminisces about years past while in her room at Pilgrim Manor in Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 3. The Grand Rapids woman, who turned 109 Monday, was born the year the Wright Brothers made their first powered airplane flight. She’s lived to see men walk on the moon, two world wars, The Great Depression and women earn the right to vote — a memory she pegs as the most important event in her lifetime. noticed changes, mostly in the way people deal with each other, but declined to characterize them as either bad or worse than the way things used to be. “I don’t know if you’d call it good or bad but I do know that young people have a great deal more than we used to,” Lettinga

Devotions events. “Some days you feel like climbing trees,” she said. “Other days you just want to read a good book.” She attributes her longevity to a healthy lifestyle. She never smoked or drank and walked nearly everywhere in her youth. Looking back, she’s

said in recalling her family’s struggles through the Depression years of the early 1930s. “There were a lot of things I wanted but couldn’t have, just like everybody else.” Lettinga’s husband, Fred, who died of lung cancer at the age of 85 in 1985, lost his wallpapering and

house painting business during those years but was among the lucky few to find other work. Fred Lettinga married Helen in 1924 after a three-year courtship after the couple met at a town dance in Fred’s hometown of Grant. “I went up to visit my aunt in Grant and I was 18 so I was allowed to attend the dance,” Lettinga recalled. “While I was there a young man came up to me and said there was another young man who wanted to meet me, and he was just a likable guy.” During the couple’s 61year marriage, Fred built them a home on what was then an open field on Aberdeen Street near Plainfield Avenue NE where they raised two daughters, Judy Crombez of Rockford, and Mary Doyle, who now lives in Florida. After losing his painting business, Fred found what was at first a temporary job doing some painting at a Kroger grocery store warehouse in Grand Rapids from which he eventually retired as head of the warehouse’s maintenance department. “All I really remember

is having a pretty good life,” Lettinga said. “It wasn’t perfect, nothing ever is, but we had it pretty good.” She remembers spending their free time making the most of what little they had, and having a ball doing it. A favorite pastime was camping with Fred’s brother’s family near Big Star Lake south of Baldwin. “I know I grew up in a small town but I think people were more neighborly than they are today,” she said. “Back then you’d say ‘I’m going down to Mrs. soand-so’s house.’ Today, you have to call ahead and let them know you’re coming. “Back then you’d run into people you didn’t know, you stopped and talked and got to know them,” she added. “They don’t do that anymore.” A lifelong member of Second Congregational United Church of Christ, Lettinga said she’s leaving her future in the hands of a higher power. She said she has no regrets. “You have to pay attention to what God asks of you,” she said. “I guess God just wants me here a little while longer. When he’s ready for me to get out, he’ll take me.”

Some fast-food patrons in study agreed to downsize meals BY LEE BOWMAN Scripps Howard News Service Most patrons of fast-food shops are regularly asked if they’d like to “value size” or increase the portions of their meal for a few cents more. Experts say supersized meals and a “clean plate” culture largely contribute to a national obesity rate among adults greater than 33 percent. But for a few weeks at a time in 2010, visitors to the Panda Express franchise at Duke University in Durham, N.C., were offered the option of less — and a surprising number of people took it. The experiment, described in the January issue of the journal Health

Three different tests were run at the restaurant, located at Duke’s student center and near the medical center, at different times during the year, starting near the end of the lunchtime crunch. Customers in line were first asked which of four side dishes they wanted: steamed rice, fried rice, chow mein (noodles) or mixed vegetables (only about 4 percent ever order those). Then, before moving on to pick one or more of 20 stir-fried entrees, the server asked patrons who’d picked a starchy side if they’d would like to save 200 calories by getting a half portion — one scoop rather than two, about 5 ounces less than standard. Thirty-three percent said

Affairs, “tells us that fastfood customers are receptive to interventions. They recognize that they overeat and wish that they didn’t,” said Janet Schwartz, an assistant professor of marketing at Tulane University and lead author of the study. Schwartz and her colleagues had noted from other research that simply putting nutrition or calorie labels on restaurant menus doesn’t seem to make much difference in how much customers order or eat. “So we wondered whether inviting customers to take a smaller portion of a starchy side dish would activate self-control,” Schwartz said. About a third to a fifth of the customers agreed to downsize, under several different conditions.”

yes. That share stayed the same even when servers offered customers a 25-cent discount for the smaller portion. In the next phase, researchers asked the restaurant to make the same offer without, and then with, calorie labels posted for each menu item. That time, 21 percent took the offer before the labels were put up, but just 14 percent after the calories were posted. And customer receipts showed that those taking smaller sides didn’t make up for those portions by ordering more or heavier entrees. “Our economists were surprised so many people were willing to take less, and wondered if these were

people who take less food to begin with and throw away a lot,” Schwartz said. So in a third test, the same downsizing offer was made and 18 percent accepted. But this time, customers were approached after their meal and asked to do a “satisfaction survey” that included a check of their leftovers, including weighing them. It turned out that the downsizers and those who took full servings all left about the same amount of food on their plates — but the surveys showed that those who ordered the halfsides did so to deliberately cut calories and didn’t eat more later in the day to “make up.” The researchers concede that the late lunch crowd at

Duke may not be typical, but note Duke undergrads were only in session during the second test phase. Calorie labels, already mandated in many cities, will soon go national for chains under federal law, and many restaurants have started offering small plates and half portions, Schwartz noted. “But of lot of them also match those special offers with promotions to eat dessert.” The researchers say offering less at the counter simply makes people stop and think what they’re about to eat, rather than mindlessly chowing down. “It’s just one more strategy,” Schwartz said. “Some people may need someone to give them a prompt in person to eat less.”

with meat sauce, breadstick, salad, fruit, milk. Friday — Pizza sticks, green beans, mixed fruit, milk. • NEWTON SCHOOLS Monday — Hot dog with coney sauce, baked beans, orange sherbet and milk. Tuesday — Dinosaur nuggets, green beans, white cake with strawberries and milk. Wednesday — Cook’s choice and milk. Thursday — Chicken patty sandwich, french fries, diced peaches and milk. Friday — (elementary) Turkey wrap, Fritos, diced pears and milk (high school) build your own wrap and milk. • PIQUA CITY SCHOOLS Monday — Cheeseburger, seasoned curlies, pears and milk. Tuesday — Grilled cheese, tomato soup, Goldfish crackers, tater tots, fresh fruit and milk. and milk. Wednesday — General Tos’s chicken, fried rice, corn, mandarin oranges, fortune cookie and milk. Thursday — Cheese omelet, hash browns, fruit juice, applesauce, cinnamon roll and milk. Friday — No school. • PIQUA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS Monday — Coney dog,

baked beans, chips, choice of fruit and milk. Tuesday — Lovable lasagna Be Mine Broccoli, Texas toast, Sweetheart Strawberries and milk. Wednesday —Chicken strips, green beans, butter bread, choice of fruit and milk. Thursday — Enchiladas, corn, choice of fruit, graham crackers and milk. Friday — Macaroni and cheese, dinner roll, choice of fruit and milk. • ST. PATRICK Monday — Grilled chicken, rice, green beans, butter bread, peaches, milk. Tuesday — Pizza, peas, strawberries, strawberry cheesecake, milk. Wednesday — French toast, sausage, hash browns, pears, milk. Thursday — Hot dog/coney dog, baked beans, potato chips, apple slices, milk. Friday — Chicken sandwich, scalloped potatoes, mixed fruit, milk. • TROY CITY SCHOOLS Monday — Tony’s cheese pizza, corn, Bug Bite Snacks, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, dinner roll, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Beef RibBQ on a bun, green beans, sherbet cup, milk. Thursday — Hamburger

on a bun, potato smiles, fruit, milk. Friday — Chicken tenders, corn bread, California vegetable medley, fruit, milk. • TIPP CITY HIGH SCHOOL Monday — Mini corn dogs, carrots, choice of fruit, milk. Tuesday — Soft taco or walking taco, lettuce, tomato, choice of fruit, rice pilaf, milk. Wednesday — Pizza, steamed green beans, choice of fruit, milk. Thursday — Chili soup or cheeseburger on a bun, baked potato, choice of fruit, milk. Friday — No school. • UPPER VALLEY CAREER CENTER Monday — Spicy chicken or macaroni and cheese, tater tots, assorted fruit, multi-grain bun or roll and milk. Tuesday — Spaghetti or veggie lasagna, spinach salad, assorted fruit and milk. Wednesday — Pizza or quesadilla, glazed carrots, assorted fruit and milk. Thursday — Soft taco or chicken fajita, black beans and brown rice, assorted fruit and milk. Friday — General Tso’s chicken or popcorn chicken, fried or sweet brown rice, oriental veggies, assorted fruit and milk.

SCHOOL MENUS • BETHEL Monday — Rib-b-que on wheat bun, baked sweet potato fries, choice of fruit, milk. Tuesday — Chicken noodle soup, uncrustable, carrots, choice of fruit; high school only - pizza. Wednesday — Sloppy Joe, green beans, choice of fruit, milk. Thursday — Tacos on flour tortilla with cheese and lettuce, rice, corn, choice of fruit, milk. Friday — Pizza, broccoli, choice of fruit, milk. • BRADFORD SCHOOLS Monday — Chicken mashed potato bowl or chef salad, corn, fruit cup, dinner roll and milk. Tuesday — French toast or peanut butter and jelly, sausage patty, hash browns, assorted fruit juice and milk. Wednesday — Pizza slice or peanut butter and jelly, corn, fresh fruit, graham cracker, cookies and milk. Thursday — Fiesta stick with cheese or chef salad, egg and cheese omelet, hash browns, assorted fruit juice and milk. Friday — No school. • COVINGTON SCHOOLS Monday — Rib-a-Q sandwich, curly fries, peaches and milk.

SENIOR MENUS • SENIOR RESOURCE CONNECTION OF DAYTON MEALS ON WHEELS Lunch is served Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. to seniors 60-plus at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. To reserve a meal, call (888) 5803663. A suggested donation of $2 is asked for meals.

Tuesday — Pepperoni or taco pizza, garden salad, pineapple and milk. Wednesday — Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed fruit, dinner roll and milk. Thursday — Chicken tenders, broccoli with cheese, assorted fruit and milk. Friday — No school. • MIAMI EAST SCHOOLS Monday — Sausage sandwich, tater tots, peanut butter jelly bar, applesauce and milk. Tuesday — Hamburger, corn, cheese slice, Jell-O and milk. Wednesday — Taco salad, chips, Cinnamon Crunch Bar and milk. Thursday — Homemade vegetable soup, crackers, cheese stix, peanut butter sandwich, pineapple and milk. Friday — Pepperoni pizza, potato stix, apple, cookie and milk. • MILTON-UNION ELE-

MENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday — Hot dog/coney dog on a bun, California vegetable blend, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Heart shaped chicken nuggets with sauce, roll, mashed potatoes with gravy, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Middle school-Pizza sticks; elementary school-cheese pizza, green beans, fruit, milk. Thursday — Rockin’ cheeseburger on a bun with pickles, french fries, fruit, milk. Friday — Homestyle popcorn chicken, butter bread, corn, fruit, milk. • MILTON-UNION HIGH SCHOOL Monday — Popcorn chicken, roll, California blend vegetables, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Chicken fryz, roll, broccoli, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Rockin’ cheeseburger, french fries, fruit, milk. Thursday — Spaghetti



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Winter travel options aplenty in the U.P. Travelers don’t let cold keep them inside HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — You’re not much of a skier, and jouncing through the woods on a roaring snowmobile isn’t your idea of fun either. Is there any other reason to take a winter trip to Michigan’s cold, snowy Upper Peninsula? Actually, there are many. The lightly populated U.P. is dotted with villages that cater to tourists, featuring gift shops, restaurants and B&Bs where you can curl up with coffee and a book in front of a huge stone fireplace. If you hanker for gambling and showroom entertainment, check out one of the tribal casinos in towns such as Sault Ste. Marie, Baraga and Watersmeet. But above all, the U.P. is renowned for its vast woodlands, rivers large and small, and proximity to three of the Great Lakes Superior to the north, Michigan and Huron to the south. It’s hard to think of vacationing here without enjoying the outdoors, and while it may feel like spring already in many parts of the country, this region has snow, cold weather and winter activities for at least another month. Here are a few suggestions for enjoying the U.P. in ways you might not have considered before at least not this time of year. • For Pat Szubielak, winter was always a time to take a reluctant break from his cherished sport of off-road bicycling. No longer. On a recent afternoon, he and a half-dozen buddies cruised along a snow-covered, tree-lined trail on … bicycles. With oddly plump tires and wide frames designed for a relatively new sport that’s fast gaining popularity in the North: snow biking. “It’s a great way to keep your fitness, so when the early biking season comes you’re a little ahead of the game,” said Szubielak, who lives near Houghton in the far northwestern U.P., where Michigan Tech University has opened its crosscountry ski trails to snow bikers. Ordinary mountain bikes, with their deep treads, are unwelcome on most groomed trails. That’s where the so-called “fat bike” comes in. This innovative vehicle, which can be used on any terrain but is ideal for snow, first popped up in Alaska in the late 1990s. Mass production and distribution have come more recently. Its flabby tires can be twice the width of those on a mountain bike and are inflated with only 6 to 8 pounds of air, producing an almost balloon-like effect. “It’s real soft,” Szubielak said, pausing for a break. “The tire’s actually flattening out on the snow and making a big footprint.” Snow biking is easy on trails that have been smoothed for cross-country skiing or snowmobiling. It requires more legwork when you pull onto ungroomed trails, where it can feel a bit like pushing through loose sand. But if you enjoy mountain biking, you should find this cold-weather alternative worth trying. Because the sport is so young, finding a way to experiment with it can be challenging. Few if any


In this Jan. 21 photo, icicles hang from a stone cliff near the 50-foot-high Upper Falls at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Tahquamenon Falls is among parks in the U.P. that are open for winter camping. shops in the Upper Peninsula rent fat bikes, which retail for $1,600 or more. But drop by Lakeshore Bike in Marquette, the U.P.’s largest city, where demo models are available for test rides (505 N. Lakeshore Blvd., (906) 228-7547). The 28-mile-long Noquemanon Trail network near Marquette is among those open to fat bikes. • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is named for a 15mile-long stretch of sandstone cliffs, some up to 200 feet high, overlooking Lake Superior in the central U.P. During the winter, water seeps from the porous rock and freezes, forming towering pillars of ice that are lovely to behold. Now, try climbing one. Ice climbing is another “silent sport” taking hold the peninsula, which boasts hundreds of waterfalls, some of which freeze over during particularly cold winters. But Pictured Rocks is the mecca. Bill Thompson, who organizes the annual Michigan Ice Fest there each February, says the area has more ice suitable for climbing than anywhere else in the Midwest. And it sticks around a long time. In a typical year, climbing can continue into early May. You can rent the necessary equipment mountaineering boots, crampons (claw-like footwear attachments), helmet and climbing tools at Thompson’s Down Wind Sports in Marquette, Site/winter/ice-climbing. Lessons are essential for firsttimers. Down Wind Sports offers group outings for $99 per person. Climbers wear harnesses anchored to a tree or something equally secure at the top of the ice formation. They drive pickaxes deeply into crevices and pull themselves upward, digging in with their feet for balance and support. It doesn’t require exceptional strength, Thompson said; in fact, it’s more brain than brawn. “If you like puzzles, you’ll like ice climbing,” he said. “It’s all about figuring out how you’re

In this Jan. 21 photo, snow biking enthusiast Pat Szubielak prepares for a ride on a “fat bike” along Michigan Tech University’s ski trail system in Houghton, Mich. Snow biking is becoming a popular winter sport in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. going to work your way to the top.” • Whitefish Point, on the Lake Superior shore in the eastern Upper Peninsula, is a leading stopover for birds crossing the giant lake during migration seasons. Birdwatchers flock to the area in fall and spring. But a smaller, hardier set turns up in winter, when there’s a surprisingly rich variety of birds to be seen if you know where to look. The Whitefish Point Bird Observatory sponsors winter tours and offers advice to birders going it alone. “The tours are quite popular, with most of the people coming from out of state,” said Tony Janisch, executive director. In addition to revealing some of the best places to go, they provide tips on spotting and identifying birds. The navigational lock complex at Sault Ste. Marie and the near-

ure the quiet woods where the occasional moose can be spotted, and the spectacular view of the 50-foot-high Upper Falls. They also enjoy the U.P.’s quaint lineup of winter festivals. “It’s a completely different world up here this time of year,” Wilson said over dinner at the Tahquamenon Falls Brewery and Pub where the menu features local delicacies such as • The campgrounds at Lake Superior whitefish and wild Tahquamenon Falls State Park rice. http://www.exploringthenorth. A number of other U.P. campcom/tahqua/tahqua.html are busy grounds are open in winter. Hardin summer. In winter, there’s core types can venture into the plenty of room which suits Dan backwoods at Porcupine Green and Carolyn Wilson just fine. They’re members of a small Mountains Wilderness State Park http://www.exploringthenorth. but dedicated fraternity: coldcom/porkiesum/intro.html where weather campers. a permit costs $14 for a group of The retirees from Bokeelia, four or fewer. There are also Fla., come up every winter in their insulated recreational vehi- seven rustic lodges, including cabins and yurts heated with cle. wood stoves. Avid snowshoers, they treas-

by Sugar Island ferry landing offer fair prospects for observing bald eagles. The nearby rural community of Rudyard, with open fields that in winter resemble the frozen Arctic tundra, is popular with large owls that drift down from Canada. During a January tour, Janisch and a dozen companions spotted 42 bird varieties. .

Blood clot guidelines challenge risk of flying economy class CHICAGO (AP) — Good news for budget-minded travelers: There’s no proof that flying economy-class increases your chances of dangerous blood clots, according to new guidelines from medical specialists. Travelers’ blood clots have been nicknamed “economy class syndrome” but the new advice suggests this is a misnomer. The real risk is not getting up and moving during long flights, whether flying coach or firstclass. Sitting by the window

seems to play a role, because it makes people less likely to leave their seats, the guidelines say. Still, even on long flights, lasting at least four hours, the risk for most people is extremely low and not something to be alarmed about, said Dr. Gordon Guyatt, chairman of an American College of Chest Physicians’ committee that wrote the new guidelines. The group, based in Northbrook, Ill., represents more than 18,000 physicians whose

specialties include lung disease and critical care. The guidelines were released online Tuesday in the group’s journal, Chest. They’re based on a review of recent research and other medical evidence on deep vein thrombosis, blood clots that form deep in leg veins. Flights lasting at least eight hours are riskiest, the guidelines say. Muscles in the lower legs help push blood in the legs and feet back to the heart. Sitting

still for extended periods of time without using these muscles puts pressure on leg veins and blood “tends to sit there,” which can increase chance for clots to form, said Guyatt, a researcher at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. These clots can cause leg pain, swelling and redness, and can be life-threatening if they travel to the lungs. They can be treated with bloodthinning drugs, but may cause permanent damage to leg veins. Most people who develop

these clots have risk factors, including obesity, older age, recent surgery, a history of previous blood clots or use of birth control pills. The average risk for a deep vein blood clot in the general population is about 1 per 1,000 each year. Long-haul travel doubles the chance, but still, the small risk should reassure healthy travelers that they’re unlikely to develop clots, said Dr. Susan Kahn, a co-author of the new guidelines.



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Michael Rapaport picks favorite music docs LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Rapaport clearly loves music. It’s evident in every moment of his documentary, “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest,” the actor’s directing debut about the influential hip-hop group. The film includes the rift that divided the Tribe as well as the tensions that linger today, but a deep admiration for the music itself shines through. So with the Grammy Awards on Sunday, where “Beats, Rhymes & Life” is nominated for best long form music video, we asked Rapaport to take over the Five Most space to pick his favorite music documentaries. (The film, which came out theatrically last summer, also won top documentary honors from the Producers Guild of America this year.) But since he’s so enthusiastic and was so nice to join us this week we let him pick six, in order of prefer-

ence and in his own words: • “Gimme Shelter” (1970): The Rolling Stones in their prime. Directed by the Maysles Brothers, this is musically incredible. You get to see the Stones being rock stars that don’t exist anymore, and just as important, you see them as vulnerable and as stunned as the audience who witness the shocking events at the overbooked and underplanned Northern California concert that goes really, really wrong. Look for the cameo by a Hells Angels dude wearing a wolf mask. “Soul Power” (2008): The concert film that was the backdrop for Muhammad Ali’s “Rumble in the Jungle” against George Foreman. James Brown, Bill Withers, The Spinners and many more perform in the African heat. The sweat pouring off everybody involved should’ve gotten its own listing in the credit sequence. Ali is so excited when all of the musi-

cians are listed, he’s enjoying the show as much as the fans are. I really can’t push or recommend this film harder. It’s my favorite straight-up concert film. • “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” (2002): I wasn’t a fan nor had I ever heard of Wilco before watching this film and I love it. The cinematography shot in black-and-white film by director Sam Jones, who’s best-known as a photographer is so lush and so beautiful, you can literally watch this film on mute and you will enjoy it. The real-time story and conflict that takes place between Wilco and the record label and themselves was a big inspiration in making my film “Beats, Rhymes & Life.” Watching the construction of their album “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” right before your eyes will make any viewer a fan of the band. • “Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser” (1988):

This is my favorite jazz film. Watching Thelonious Monk spin around on stage in the opening performance is a scene I will always remember seeing for the first time. Every moment of this film is shot in deep black and white and jazzy color. Thelonious Monk has so much style and is such a unique personality. Hearing his son walk you through his dad’s mental breakdown is devastating at times. Watching Monk in the studio recording take after take live is like eating the best sushi meal of your life. And I have a secret to reveal: I’d bet my house that Monk’s funky and at times hardto-understand dialect was the inspiration for Benecio Del Toro’s character in “The Usual Suspects.” • “Style Wars” (1984): This may not be considered a straight music doc, but for me it’s the ultimate hip-hop film. It’s shot in the

1970s in NYC and articulates all four elements of hip-hop: MCing, DJing, graffiti and B-Boying during the culture’s youth, straight from the Boogie Down Bronx. Everything about this film is perfect and it also inspired me on “Beats, Rhymes & Life” as it takes on a real-time story line while walking you through the history of hip-hop during its purest time. • “Buena Vista Social Club” (1999): This is a beautiful film about Ry Cooder’s making of the album. He rediscovers and actually forms a crew of 50-, 60and some 70-year-old Cuban jazz artists and they made the Grammy Award-winning classic album. Watching these artists go from complete obscurity to performing in New York City at Carnegie Hall to this day reminds me to always be humble and never take any success for granted.



Sappy ‘The Vow’ tugs at the heart BY CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Reviewer Rachel McAdams wakes up in the hospital after a serious car accident with no memory of the past five years of her life and discovers she’s married to Channing Tatum, lives in a spacious, boho-chic loft and has a successful career as a Chicago artist. That wouldn’t suck, right? Nevertheless, she must reject this foreign existence in her confused state because the plot of “The Vow” requires some conflict. This old-fashioned amnesia tale would seem totally implausible and manufactured for maximum melodrama; as it turns out, director Michael Sucsy’s film is indeed based on a true story. But it might have been even more compelling with some different casting. McAdams, as the perplexed Paige, is her usual likable self and Tatum, as Leo, once again proves he’s an actor of greater depth than his hunky good looks might suggest. But what if Paige woke up and found she was married to someone who looked like, say, Paul Giamatti? That might have offered an intriguing little wrinkle. He loves her fiercely and madly and deeply and all those intense proclamations meant to make the teen girls in the audience swoon. He’s willing to fight for her, to help her retrace how they met and what their life together was like in hopes of jogging her memory. He’s even prepared to withstand the condescension and disapproval of her wealthy parents (Sam Neill and Jessica

Lange), who wanted her to become a lawyer and from whom she’s been estranged all this time. But he looks like Paul Giamatti. Instead, “The Vow” serves as a series of precise if obvious moments and emotional cues we must endure en route to the inevitable reconciliation, complete with an intrusively heart-tugging score and too much explanatory voiceover from Tatum. This includes flashbacks to Paige and Leo’s meet-cute at the DMV, the chocolates they shared on their first date, the wacky, eclectic friends and the secret wedding they staged amid the paintings at the Art Institute of Chicago, where Paige had been a student. Give some credit to screenwriters Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (“He’s Just Not That Into You”) and Jason Katims: They remain faithful to the reallife story and don’t magically restore Paige’s memories. But the smug parents and the jilted ex-fiance (Scott Speedman) — who’s all too happy to rekindle their old romance — feel more like pat devices than real obstacles to ultimate happiness. It’s a nice idea: experiencing what it’s like to fall in love all over again for the first time. McAdams and Tatum sometimes make the execution of it more tolerable than it should be, but not often enough.


In this film image released by Universal Pictures, Denzel Washington, left, and director Daniel Espinosa are shown during the filming of “Safe House.”

Forgettable jumble ‘Safe House’ offers generic thrills

Frost, a brilliant former CIA operative who’s turned traitor, selling secrets to any nation or enemy cell “Forgettable” probably isn’t a word you’d expect to willing to buy them. After years on the run, he turns use to describe a film starhimself in at the American ring Denzel Washington, embassy in Cape Town, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson South Africa. He’s then taken to the local agency and Sam Shepard. But unfortunately, that’s one of safe house where Reynolds, the most apt when ponder- as the ambitious Matt Weston, is its bored, rookie ing “Safe House.” minder. Directed by Daniel Matt longs to prove himEspinosa from a script by self and see some real David Guggenheim (not to action in the field, and he be confused with “An gets it sooner than he Inconvenient Truth” direc“The Vow,” a Sony tor Davis Guggenheim), this expects when the house Screen Gems release, is is a frenetically paced jum- comes under a vicious, rated PG-13 for an accident ble of shaky-cam tricks and heavily armed attack and scene, sexual content, parhe and Tobin must go on quick edits, dizzying car tial nudity and some lanthe run together. Farmiga, chases and deafening guage. Running time: 89 shootouts. You’d be forgiven Gleeson and Shepard play minutes. One and a half the suits back in the United for mistaking it for yet stars out of four. another action thriller from States who are tracking their whereabouts and wonTony Scott, given that it dering whether they’re in bears his aesthetic markings as well as the presence cahoots. But everyone here is a of Washington, his usual potential rogue, because red star. herrings and double crosses This time, Washington abound; it’s a tactic meant plays the notorious Tobin BY CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Reviewer

to keep us guessing and (theoretically) distract us from the fact that the movie doesn’t have anything novel to do or say during its overlong running time. U.S. intelligence agents waterboard Tobin soon after bringing him to the house to get him to divulge what he knows (there’s a potentially damaging file at stake). Initially, this seems like the film’s attempt to shine a light on a divisive interrogation technique, but ultimately, “Safe House” reveals itself to be more interested in bombastic, bloody thrills than provocative, analytical thought. Washington maintains his usual formidable presence but remains very much in his comfort zone. Sure, he’s playing a bad guy but he’s never pushed into functioning as a complete villain, and his banter as the cynical old pro opposite the young, idealistic Reynolds recalls his Oscarwinning work in “Training

Day.” He’s smart and charming; he also may be right about some of his more untrustworthy colleagues. When he finally shaves off his shaggy, graying hair and goatee and flashes that dazzling smile of his, he’s once again the safe Denzel we know and love. Reynolds, meanwhile, looks discombobulated most of the time. It’s a total waste of his charisma although he does give it his all physically in a demanding, bruising role, which includes appearing shirtless within the first minute or so of the film. At least “Safe House” recognizes the simplicity of giving the people what they want in that regard. “Safe House,” a Universal Pictures release, is rated R for strong violence throughout and some language. Running time: 115 minutes. One and a half stars out of four.

‘Amazing Spider-Man’ footage teased for fans movie theaters in 13 cities spanning the globe, including Mexico City, Berlin, Rome, Paris and Moscow, with the cast and filmmakers appearing in Los Angeles, New York, Rio de Janeiro and London. The event began with the debut of the 3-D full-length

“Amazing Spider-Man” trailer, which will hit theaters this weekend. The trailer featured footage of Andrew Garfield as a charmingly awkward Peter Parker. “I think there are a lot of things from the Spider-Man canon that haven’t yet been

CHART TOPPERS iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending Feb. 6, 2012: Top Songs: 1. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson 2. “Set Fire to the Rain,” ADELE

explored cinematically,” said director Marc Webb in Los Angeles. “This movie really starts off with Peter Parker and his parents, which is something we’ve never really seen before, and I think that was something we were all really interested in exploring as filmmakers.” 2257492

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Amazing Spider-Man” dropped in on hundreds of fans Monday. Sony Pictures teased the latest incarnation of the superhero, AP PHOTO/COLUMBIA PICTURES/SONY, KERRY HAYES web-slinging In this image released by Columbia Pictures, Rachel which doesn’t arrive in U.S. McAdams, right, and Channing Tatum are shown in a theaters until July 3, at preview events held Monday at scene from “The Vow.”

3. “Turn Me On (feat. Nicki Minaj),” Nicki Minaj, David Guetta 4. “Rack City,” Tyga 5. “Young, Wild & Free (feat. Bruno Mars),” Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg 6. “Give Me All Your Luvin’ (feat. Nicki Minaj, M.I.A.),” Madonna

7. “Good Feeling,” Flo Top Albums: Rida 1. “MDNA,” Madonna 8. “Smooth Criminal 2. “Born to Die,” Lana (Glee Cast Version) (feat. Del Rey 2CELLOS (Sulic & 3. “21,” ADELE Hauser)),” Glee Cast 4. “Celebration,” 9. “Ass Back Home (feat. Madonna Nean Hitch),” Gym Class 5. “Take Care,” Drake Heroes 6. “Making Mirrors,” 10. “Domino,” Jessie J Gotye

7. “Old Ideas,” Leonard Cohen 8. “Stronger,” Kelly Clarkson 9. “Bangarang,” Skrillex 10. “Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack),” Various Artists

SCHEDULE SUNDAY 2/12 ONLY STAR WARS: EPISODE I 3-D ONLY (PG-13) 12:20 3:35 6:50 10:00 JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 2-D ONLY (PG) 11:40 4:40 JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3-D ONLY (PG) 2:10 7:10 9:40 ONE FOR THE MONEY (PG-13) 11:55 2:25 4:50 7:55 10:25

SAFE HOUSE (R) 11:30 2:15 5:00 7:45 10:30 THE WOMAN IN BLACK (PG-13) 11:25 1:50 4:20 7:00 9:30 THE VOW (PG-13) 11:20 1:55 4:30 7:25 10:15 CHRONICLE (PG-13) 12:35 2:50 5:10 7:35 9:50 EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE (PG-13) 12:10 3:20 6:25 9:20



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DATES TO REMEMBER TODAY • DivorceCare seminar and support group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at Piqua Assembly of God Church, 8440 King Arthur Drive, Piqua. Child care provided through the sixthgrade. • COSA, an anonymous 12-step recovery program for friends and family members whose lives have been affected by another person’s compulsive sexual behavior, will meet in the evening in Tipp City. For more information, call 463-2001. • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion meeting is open. • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. • AA, Living Sober meeting, open to all who have an interest in a sober lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. • Narcotics Anonymous, Winner’s Group, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. Open discussion . • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Fourth St., third floor, Greenville. • Narcotics Anonymous, Never Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., Sidney • Teen Talk, where teens share their everyday issues through communication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Troy View Church of God, 1879 Staunton Road, Troy. • Singles Night at The Avenue will be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. Each week, cards, noncompetitive volleyball, free line dances and free ballroom dance lessons. Child care for children birth through fifth grade is offered from 5:45-7:45 p.m. each night in the Main Campus building. For more information, call 667-1069, Ext. 21. • A Spin-In group, practicing the art of making yarn on a spinning wheel, meets from 2-4 p.m. on the third Sunday at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358.

information, call 335-9721. • Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at the Tin Roof restaurant. Guests welcome. For more information, call 478-1401. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 and meeting at 5:30 p.m. • Parenting Education Groups will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and age-appropriate ways to parent children. Call 339-6761 for more information. There is no charge for this program. • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy, use back door. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Sanctuary, for women who have been affected by sexual abuse, location not made public. Must currently be in therapy. For more information, call Amy Johns at 667-1069, Ext. 430 • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • Pilates for Beginners, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.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. • The Ex-WAVES, or any woman who formerly served during World War II, will meet at 1 p.m. the second Monday at Bob Evans in Troy. • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus. • Al-Anon, “The Language of Letting Go, Women’s Al-Anon,” will be at 6:45 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, Franklin and Walnut streets, Troy. Women dealing with an addiction issue of any kind in a friend or family member are invited.


• Deep water aerobics will be offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • The Friends and Neighbors Club of Miami County, a women’s nonprofit and social organization doing charitable work in the Troy area, meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the TroyMONDAY Hayner Cultural Center. For more information, contact Joanne at • Christian 12 step meetings, “Walking in Freedom,” are offered at • Mothers of Preschoolers 7 p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 (M.O.P.S.) and MOMSnext are Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. • An arthritis aquatic class will be groups of moms who are pregnant, a new mom or a mom of a schooloffered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call aged child who meet to unwind and 335-2715 or visit for socialize while growing and learning to be better moms. Meetings are the more information and programs. second Tuesday each month from • Zumba $5 sessions will be 6:15-8:30 p.m. at Troy Christian offered at 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln Church, 1440 E. State Route 55, Community Cnter, Troy. Call 335Troy. Single, married, teen, working 2715 or visit for or stay-at-home moms are invited. more information and programs. • An evening grief support group For more information, contact Robin Klosterman at 339-9980 meets the second and fourth Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the • A teen support group for any Generations of Life Center, second grieving teens, ages 12-18 years in floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The the greater Miami County area is support group is open to any grieving adult in the greater Miami County offered from 6-7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings at area and there is no participation the Generations of Life Center, secfee. Sessions are facilitated by trained bereavement staff. Call 573- ond floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. There is no participation fee. 2100 for details or visit the website Sessions are facilitated by trained at • AA, Big Book discussion meet- bereavement staff and volunteers. Crafts, sharing time and other grief ing will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity support activities are preceded by a Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset light meal. Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. • Mothers of Preschoolers, a The discussion is open to the public. • AA, Green & Growing will meet group of moms who meet to unwind and socialize while listening to inforat 8 p.m. The closed discussion mation from speakers, meet the secmeeting (attendees must have a ond and fourth Tuesday from 6:15desire to stop drinking) will be at Troy View Church of God, 1879 Old 8:30 p.m. Single, married, working or stay-at-home moms are invited. Staunton Road, Troy. Children (under 5) are cared for in • AA, There Is A Solution Group will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg MOPPETS. For more information, contact Michelle Lutz at 440-9417 or United Methodist Church, County Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The dis- Andrea Stapleton at 339-8074. • The Miami Shelby Chapter of cussion group is closed (participants must have a desire to stop drinking). the Barbershop Harmony Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene • AA, West Milton open discusStreet United Methodist Church, 415 sion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd W. Greene St., Piqua. All men interLutheran Church, rear entrance, ested in singing are welcome and 1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, visitors always are welcome. For handicap accessible. more information, call 778-1586 or • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room visit the group’s Web site at at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion meeting is open. A beginner’s meet- Richards Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., Troy. Video/small group class ing begins at 7:30 p.m. designed to help separated or • Alternatives: Anger/Rage divorced people. For more informaControl Group for adult males, 7-9 tion, call 335-8814. p.m., Miami County Shelter, 16 E. • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 p.m., Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed Dettmer’s Daniel Dining Room. are physical, verbal and emotional • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 violence toward family members and p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come confronting and how to act nonvioGroup will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 lently with stress and anger issues. • Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. discussion is open. Other days and times available. For • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion more information, call 339-2699. Lutheran Church, Main and Third • TOPS (Take Off Pounds streets at 8 p.m. This is a closed disSensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran cussion (participants must have a Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. New members welcome. For more desire to stop drinking).

• Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney Group, Presbyterian Church, corner North and Miami streets, Sidney. • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Open discussion. • An Intermediate Pilates class will be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.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. • 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 3358397. • 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.

WEDNESDAY • Skyview Wesleyan Church, 6995 Peters Road, Tipp City, will offer a free dinner at 6:15 p.m. Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. • 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 “Sit and Knit” group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358. • Grandma’s Kitchen, a homecooked meal prepared by volunteers, is offered every Wednesday from 56:30 p.m. in the activity center of Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, one block west of State Route 48. The meal, which includes a main course, salad, dessert and drink, is $6 per person, or $3 for a children’s meal. The meal is not provided on the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s. • An Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month at Hospice of Miami County, 530 Wayne St., Troy. The group is for anyone dealing with dementia of a loved one. For more information, call Darla York at 335-3651. • The Dayton Area ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Support Group will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third Wednesday at the West Charleston Church of the Brethren, 7390 State Route 202 (3 miles north of I-70). Bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. For more information, call (866) 2732572. • The Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club, 1830 Peters Road, Troy. Non-members of Kiwanis are invited to come meet friends and have lunch. For more information, contact Bobby Phillips, vice president, at 335-6989. • Retirees of the Local 128 UAW will meet the third Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. for a hot lunch and short meeting at the Troy Senior Citizens Center, 134 N. Market St., Troy. • The Troy American Legion Post No. 43 euchre parties will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 339-1564. • AA, Pioneer Group open discussion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Enter down the basement steps on the north side of The United Church Of Christ on North Pearl Street in Covington. The group also meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday night and is wheelchair accessible. • AA, Serenity Island Group will meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion is open. • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 p.m. for closed discussion, Step and

Tradition meeting, in the 12 Step Room, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Use the alley entrance, upstairs. • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Men’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. 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. • 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. • Weight Watchers, Suite 2600, Stouder Center, Troy, at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • 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. Learn to identify nurturing people as well as those who should be avoided. Call Roberta Bogle at 667-4678 for more information. • Boundaries, 7-8:30 p.m., Ginghamsburg Church, ARK 200. A 12-week video series using Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Offers practical help and encouragement to all who seek a healthy, balanced life and practice in being able to say no. For more information, call Linda Richards at 667-4678. • The Temple of Praise Ministries will serve hot lunches from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday at 235 S. Third St., Tipp City. • A free employment networking group will be offered from 8-9 a.m. each Wednesday at Job and Family Services, 2040 N. County Road 25A, Troy. The group will offer tools to tap into unadvertised jobs, assistance to improve personal presentation skills and resume writing. For more information, call Steven Kiefer at 570-2688 or Justin Sommer at 440-3465.

Stouder Center, Troy, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (800) 3749191. • AA, Tri-City Group meeting will take place 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the former Dettmer Hospital. The lead meeting is open. For more information, call 335-9079. • AA, Spirituality Group will meet at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Troy. The discussion is open. • 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. • A “Late Night Knit” meeting will be from 7-10 p.m. on the first and third Friday at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358. • 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 6678631 or Celeste at 667-2441. • Weight Watchers, Suite 2600, Stouder Center, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 3749191. • 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.


• Instructional boxing (fundamentals and techniques) classes will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • 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 THURSDAY meet at 8:30 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy for • Deep water aerobics will be discussion. The meeting is open. offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln • AA, Troy Beginners Group Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lcc- meets at 7 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 for more information and Henley Road, Troy. This is an open programs. • The Generations of Life Center discussion meeting. • Weight Watchers, Westminster of Hospice of Miami County will offer Presbyterian, Piqua, meeting at 9 a 6 O’Clock Supper at local restaua.m., weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. rants on the third Thursday of each • Pilates for Beginners month at 6 p.m. The locations vary, (Introduction), 9:15-10:15 a.m. at 27 so those interested parties can call 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more the office at 573-2100 for details. information, call Tipp-Monroe This is a social event for grieving Community Services at 667-8631 or adults who do not wish to dine out Celeste at 669-2441. alone. Attendees order from the • Narcotics Anonymous, Saturday menu. Night Live, 8 p.m., St. John’s • An open parent-support group will be at 7 p.m. at Corinn’s Way Inc., Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St., Sidney. 306 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Relapse Prevention Group, • Parents are invited to attend the 5:30-6:45 p.m. at The Avenue, Room Corinn’s Way Inc. parent support 504, at Ginghamsburg Main group from 7-8:30 p.m. each Campus, 6759 S. County Road 25Thursday. The meetings are open A. discussion. • The Next Step, a worship cele• Tipp City Seniors, meet at noon; bration for people on the road to bring a covered dish for lunch; prorecovery, 7 p.m. at Ginghamsburg grams are held one or two times a Main Campus Sanctuary, 6759 S. month. For more information, call County Road 25-A. 667-8865. • Yoga classes will be offered • Best is Yet to Come open AA from 10-11 a.m. at the First United meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Church of Christ, Troy. The public is Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. invited. • Weight Watchers, Suite 2600,




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In this book cover image released by The Penguin Press, “Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone,” by Eric Klinenberg, is shown.

Solo living book challenges family life BY CARL HARTMAN AP Book Reviewer “Going Solo” (The Penguin Press), by Eric Klinenberg: Living in families, though traditional and almost universal on this evolving planet, is experiencing an unplanned but effective attack, according to a new book. Author Eric Klinenberg, professor of sociology at New York University, sees lessons to be learned. He sums them up in his subtitle: “The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone.” What good is living alone? Isolate yourself from all your friends? No wife? No husband? No mother? And all that laundry to do? Babies? Maybe, later. Henry David Thoreau tried it in the mid-1800s, when he was still in his 20s. The result was “Walden,” a book about living alone in the woods — a high point in American literature. In 1950, about 4 million Americans were living solo. A half-century later, the number had risen to 31 million, with women outnumbering men 17 million to 14 million — figures that have had little public attention. Between those two dates another book appeared that may become a sort of landmark: Helen Gurley Brown’s “Sex and the Single Girl.” Klinenberg quotes her on the new young woman: “She is engaging because she lives by her wits. She is not a parasite, a dependent, a scrounger, a sponger or a bum. She is a giver, not a taker, a winner and not a loser.” Klinenberg also collects interviews with older people who choose independent living rather than available alternatives as long as they can, though their stories are necessarily sadder than those of young people. Most Americans, Europeans and rising numbers elsewhere, he argues, measure satisfaction with life in terms of independence, integrity and selfrespect. “Our cultural preference for living autonomously is a key reason why today more than 11 million elderly Americans and 72 million Europeans live alone,” he writes, “and why in the coming decades many millions more will do so.” Though the short book is largely concerned with the United States, it devotes 10 vivid pages to solutions innovated in Sweden. Back in the 1930s social planner and Nobel Peace Prize winner Alva Myrdal opened a “collective house.” It had 57 units for single women, with a communal kitchen, a nursery and small elevator service to each unit for meal deliveries. “Solitude, once we learn how to use it, does more than restore our personal energy,” Klinenberg concludes, “it also sparks new ideas about how we might better live together.”

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110. Money drawer 111. Outer: Prefix 112. Trapshooting 113. Inert gas 114. Nathan the patriot

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26. Hebrew letter 29. Foreign 32. Mass — 33. Neaten: 2 wds. 34. Lodge: Var. 35. Danes, Swedes, etc. 36. Paved 37. Jewish holy day 38. Yoked animals 39. Savior: 2 wds. 40. Trunk artery 41. Medicated 43. — fide 44. Mount Ida locale 47. Toward the back 48. Oversupply 51. “— — no kick...” 53. Jack the — 54. Great scat singer 56. Grammatical gaffe 57. Cinnabar is one 59. Bullion 61. Death-dealing 62. Mind 64. Trap, in a way 65. Noodles in broth 66. Drinks on tap

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Author tells tale of famed Bloch-Bauer portrait BY JONATHAN LOPEZ AP Book Reviewer

takeover of the country in 1938. Adele’s heirs fled to Switzerland their busi“The Lady in Gold: ness interests in tatters The Extraordinary and their art collection, Tale of Gustav Klimt’s including the portrait, Masterpiece, ‘Portrait confiscated by Hitler’s of Adele Bloch-Bauer’” minions. As Washington Post (Knopf), by Anne-Marie O’Connor: In 1907, when journalist Anne-Marie O’Connor relates in her Austrian artist Gustav painstakingly researched Klimt painted his famed history of the case, it portrait of the Viennese would take 68 years and socialite Adele BlochBauer, he could not have a massive legal fight known that the sophisti- before descendants succated world inhabited by ceeded in reclaiming the art from the Austrian the sitter’s wealthy government. The bureauJewish family would be cratic stonewalling and destroyed by the Nazi

politically motivated bad faith they encountered added insult to the tragedy of the Holocaust. But through the tireless efforts of figures including American attorney E. Randol Schoenberg, who spearheaded the recovery effort, justice was eventually done. O’Connor’s narrative is enriched by extensive interviews and a remarkable trove of family correspondence. “The Lady in Gold” paints a vivid picture of Vienna’s prewar Jewish intelligentsia, the artistic career of Klimt, the horri-

fying rise of Nazism and the complexities of international law and art restitution. Visitors to New York’s Neue Galerie, where the Bloch-Bauer portrait has been on display since its purchase by billionaire Ronald Lauder for a record $135 million in 2006, will be familiar with the sparkling, seductive image. But O’Connor’s fascinating tale of beauty, terror, loss and remembrance reveals a deeper truth beneath the golden surface.

“The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer,” by AnneMarie O’Connor, is shown.

by Stieg Larsson (Knopf)

Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt and Co.) 4. “Steve Jobs: A Biography” by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster) 5. “Final Fantasy XIII-2: The Complete Official Guide” by Piggyback (Piggyback) 6. “Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His

Presence” by Sarah Young (Integrity Publishers) 7. “StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath (Gallup Press) 8. “The Wimpy Kid DoIt-Yourself Book” by Jeff Kinney (Abrams) 9. “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House) 10. “Through My Eyes” by Tim Tebow with Nathan Whitaker (Harper)


BESTSELLERS FICTION 1. “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) 2. “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) 3. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever” by Jeff Kinney (Abrams) 4. “Home Front” by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin’s Press) 5. “Private: Number 1 Suspect” by James

Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) 6. “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) 7. “Taken” by Robert Crais (Putnam) 8. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green (Dutton Children’s) 9. “Defending Jacob” by William Landay (Delacorte Press) 10. “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”

NONFICTION 1. “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America” by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions) 2. “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History” by Chris Kyle, Jim DeFelice and Scott McEwen (Morrow) 3. “Killing Lincoln: The

Getting caffeine fix as easy as taking deep breath CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Move over, coffee and Red Bull. A Harvard professor thinks the next big thing will be people inhaling their caffeine from a lipstick-sized tube. Critics say the novel product is not without its risks. The product, called AeroShot, went on the market late last month in Massachusetts and New York, and is also available in France. A single unit costs $2.99 at convenience, mom-

and-pop, liquor and online stores. Biomedical engineering professor David Edwards said AeroShot is safe and does not contain common additives, like taurine, used to amplify the caffeine effect in common energy drinks. Each grey-and-yellow plastic canister contains 100 milligrams of caffeine powder, about the amount in a large cup of coffee, plus B vitamins. But Democratic U.S.

Senator Charles Schumer of New York wants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to review AeroShot, saying he fears it will be used as a club drug so that young people can drink until they drop. Schumer’s national press secretary did not immediately respond to calls for comment. FDA spokeswoman Siobhan DeLancey declined to comment, saying the agency will respond directly to Schumer on the matter.

Edwards said Schumer’s comments are understandable in the context of developments over the last few years, when students looking for a quick and cheap buzz began consuming caffeine-packed alcoholic drinks they dubbed “blackout in a can” because of their potency. But he said AeroShot is not targeting anyone under 18 and it safely delivers caffeine into the mouth, just like coffee. “Even with coffee if you

look at the reaction in Europe to coffee when it first appeared there was quite a bit of hysteria,” he said. “So anything new, there’s always some knee-jerk reaction that makes us believe ‘Well, maybe it’s not safe.’” Once a user shoots a puff of calorie-free AeroShot into his or her mouth, the lemon-lime powder begins dissolving almost instantly. Each single-use container has up to six puffs.


Sunday, February 12, 2012



Miami East Elementary Physical Education teacher Jenny Ziegenbusch gets into the action Thursday during a visit from the Troy Pop Rocks.


Van Cleve Sixth Grade building teachers Cara Stephey and Nathan Silknitter participate in a jump rope routine with Zoey Geuder.

Pop Rocks • Continued from B1 place the Pop Rocks have performed was at Tippecanoe High School. “I liked the crowd’s reaction with it,” Wenrick said. The Pop Rocks team practices four days a week for two hours, perfecting their moves and jump rope tricks before their performances each week. “Bottom busters — when you sit and bounce around the rope on the floor — that’s hard,” Wenrick said. Wenrick said being part of the team is fun and different from her experience playing soccer. “It’s a way for people to see you and know all about you,” Wenrick said. “It just makes me more involved in the community.” It’s that community involvement and pride that the Troy Pop Rocks team is most proud of. Each student must try out to be on the team and commit to the lengthy practices and the performance schedule. Van Cleve Sixth Grade student Zoey Geuder, 12, said she has enjoyed being part of the Pop Rocks team. “It’s awesome and it was really exciting to perform in front of my teachers and friends,” Geuder said after the Van Cleve crowd. “It’s a lot of work to get the students and to be able to do all these amazing tricks.” Geuder said she also enjoys being part of the entertainment and for other communities to see how hard the team works. “It’s a different kind of fun,” Geuder said. “It’s something unique and not everybody does it.” Olyvia Walker, 8, is one of the team’s tiniest jumpers. The third-grade student from Heywood Elementary said she enjoys the friendship and the exercise the Pop Rocks team provides. “It’s hard work, but it’s fun,” Walker said. The team performs the 6-

minute routine several times during its practices. “My favorite part is practicing to see the crowds react to what we’ve worked hard for all week,” said Mollie Bretland, 9, a fourth grader at Heywood Elementary. Miranda Justice, 11, a fifth grader at Forest Elementary, said she even looks up moves on YouTube to practice. “I look at other people’s moves and try to improve the steps,” Justice said. Her favorite move is the “Octopus,” where she juggles the jump rope and weaves it throughout her steps. Assistant coach Mary Ivan, a Van Cleve Sixth Grade physical education teacher, said the team provides another outlet for teamwork other than traditional sports. “Kids who don’t have anything else to work for now have this to work toward and they all have fun,” Ivan said. “We help them with the skills here but they also have to go home and work on their moves too so it’s a real great example of individual skill and teamwork. “People really enjoy their performance and a lot of parents have approached us to ask how they can start their own team,” she said. The Pop Rocks have received grants from the Hopkins Foundation and the Troy Foundation. Oakes said the team plans to expand its performances to more college half-time shows in the future. The team also has been featured on many local television programs. The Troy Pop Rocks also hosts a jump rope clinic. The first clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 25. The clinic is open to the first 100 students who sign up. Another clinic is planned for March. For more information about open clinics and to see video performances of the Pop Rocks, visit


Colletts celebrate 50th TIPP CITY — Wiley J. and Ruth A. (Hornbeck) Collett of Tipp City are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 24, 1962, at Brush Creek Church of God, Tipp City. Their children include Barb Byrkett of Ludlow Falls, Bob Collett of Vandalia, Ern Collett of Browns Summit, N.C., and Arnold Collett of Troy. They have 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. They will celebrate with an open house from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 18 at their residence.


MARRIAGE LICENSES Timothy McCoy Housley, 41, of 111 Floral Ave., Troy, to Robin Leigh Collins, 41, of 4561 Russia Versailles Road, Houston. Erik Francis Ledford, 41, of 8235 Troy Pike No. 133, Huber Heights, to Leah Danielle Koverman, 36, of 3645 Heathwood Drive, Tipp City. Darren Kenneth Wood, 31, of 8418 Versailles Road, Covington, to Laura Ashley Adams, 24, of 3205 State Route 48, Covington. Adam Joseph Schaefer, 22,

of 2899 E. Loy Road, Fletcher, to Chelsea Rena Welbaum, 21, of 1259 Stephenson Drive, Troy. Joel Christopher Smith, 28, of 1532 Brookfield Lane, Troy, to Whitney Rachel Hart, 22, of same address. Daryl Wayne Glenn, 36, of 118 1/2 South St., Piqua, to Amanda Leah Watson, 32, of same address. Harold Earnest Raybern Jr., 53, of 9241 Hetzler Road, Piqua, to Carolyn Marie Perkins, 45, of same address.





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Rate on 30-year mortgage stays at record 3.87 percent WASHINGTON (AP) — The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage stayed at a record low this week, providing some added incentive for those looking to buy a home or refinance. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the rate on the 30-year loan was unchanged at 3.87 percent. That’s the lowest level on records dating back to the 1950s. The average on the 15-year fixed mortgage rose to 3.16 percent, up from last week’s record low of 3.14 percent. Still, low rates have done little to boost the struggling housing market. Rates have been below 5 percent for all but two weeks in the past year. Yet few people can qualify to buy a home or refinance. Many of those who can have already done so. And some prospective buyers don’t want to put money into a home that they fear could fall in price over the next few years. Sales of previously occupied homes were dismal last year. New-home sales in 2011 were the worst on records going back half a century. Builders are hopeful that the low rates could boost sales this year. But so far, they have had a minimal impact. The average fee for the 30-year loan was unchanged at 0.8; the average on the 15-year fixed mortgage dipped to 0.7 from 0.8. For the five-year adjustable loan, the average rate rose to 2.83 percent from 2.80 percent, and the average fee was unchanged at 0.7.

BY MARY CAROL GARRITY Scripps Howard News Service Is your bedroom suffering from decorating neglect? Try these easy steps for turning it into the restful retreat you deserve. Before you think about fun stuff like colors and fabrics, make sure your bedroom is fully functional. Start by drawing up a floor plan that works for your daily life. For instance, if two people are going to share the bed, you don’t want one side of the bed pushed up against a wall, making it difficult for the person on the inside to get out of bed easily. As you think through your floor plan, determine which pieces of furniture will stay, which will go and what you need to add to make the room work better. If your room feels tight and cramped, consider paring down your furnishings. For example, if you have a TV in your bedroom that’s housed in a large cabinet, replace the cabinet with a console table that eats up less room. If your room is large and lofty, you might need to add a few larger pieces of furniture to ground the space.



Pairing the bright orange quilt and zebra-pattern Euro shams made this bedding a knockout combination. Many new homes have lots of built-in storage in closets, minimizing the need for dressers in the bedroom. But I still encourage customers with large spaces to fill to

add a dresser, armoire or bookcase to give the room some visual appeal and balance. After 12 years, I’m redoing my bedroom, so I’m going

through the same process myself. The doors and windows are configured in such a way that there is really only one place I can put my bed — right in front of the window. Since I can’t use a large headboard to anchor my bed in the space because it will cover up the window, I’m going to anchor my bed in an unusual way. I’m going to place a mirrored screen on either side of the bed, then put bedside tables in front of the screens. Can’t wait to see how it turns out! I think that picking out textiles, like bedding, window coverings and upholstered furnishings, is one of the most fun parts of redesigning a bedroom. And “fun” is the optimal word when you’re talking about my friend Rich’s bedroom. You can’t bask in the tangerine glow of his bedding ensemble and not smile. Rich is a master at designing with bold colors and pattern. He intuitively knows how much bright color and strong pattern will fill a room with energy but not overwhelm the senses. His knockout bedding includes a bright orange quilt and zebra-pattern Euro shams. In my bedroom redo, the window panels will be made out of a linen fabric that sports a muted animal print in shades of camel and

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Agent advice you can’t live without Some homeowners have been waiting for years for a better housing market and a good time to sell. Is it better to wait a few more years and see if you can realize a higher sale price, or sell now and move on with your life? The motivation for selling is a key factor. Are you commuting to work several hours a day and the commute is killing you? Are your children grown and your home is now too big, in addition to being a burden to maintain? Is your home too small? Have you taken a job out of the area? Can you no longer afford to own your home? Or do you no longer want to pay the price it costs to own your home? These are all good reasons for considering making a move. Not only do current market conditions enter into the equation, but making a move like this is usually more complicated than it was the first time you bought a home. HOUSE HUNTING TIP: First, you need to find out the probable sale price of your home and access the state of the current home-sale market in your area. You also need to know what you can do to maximize the salability of your home. Then you should consider where you’ll live next and how much that will cost. If you don’t already have one, find an experienced real estate agent who specializes in your

Dian Hymer For the Miami Valley Sunday News area. Friends whose opinion you trust are the best source of agent referrals. Meet with your agent at your home and ask for a comparative market analysis. This will give you information about what homes like yours have been selling for in the current market. You’ll also want to know how long you can expect it to take to sell your home. How many homes like yours have sold recently? Are homes like yours in high demand? Or, is it located in a less desirable area that could mean a longer marketing time and, perhaps, a lower price than you were expecting. Ask your agent to walk through your home with you and point out what should be done to make your home marketable. Homes that sell today are priced right for the market and are in move-in condition. You want to make cost-effective improvements. If the kitchen and bathrooms are outdated, consider a cosmetic redo. Update paint, hardware, light fixtures and floor coverings, if necessary. Don’t do a

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Buying a new house brings up different issues than buying a pre-owned home. You have access to more information on building materials and systems than a subsequent buyer. But unknowns lurk: What will the completed neighborhood look like? Will it include all the features promised in the brochure? Bottom line: Buyers need to research a different set of questions before making an offer on a new house. If you’re vowing “out with the old and in with the new,” here

are some tips to help you make a smart buy on a new house. What if you love the house, except for the wallpaper in the powder room or the carpet in the den. You might be able to persuade the builder to change a few things before you move in, says Stephen Melman, director of economic services for the National Association of Home Builders. With an existing home, alterations are often negotiated with the seller, he says. That can be uncomfortable. But with a new home in an unfinished neighborhood, the labor and materials

are still on site, so “it’s no big deal.” Most builders are flexible and provide a greater range of choices in things such as appliances, flooring and paint — “the kind of choices that didn’t exist 10 years ago,” Melman says. If your changes aren’t finished by the time you close, “it’s probably a really good idea to escrow some money” so the builder has incentive to do the work, says Ron Phipps, immediate past president of the Association of National Realtors.

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Bedroom • Continued from C1 cream. The bedding will take its cue from the drapery panels, and will be a soft, textural mix of different shades of cream and camel. When you pick your color palette for your bedroom, make sure it’s something that warms your heart. Once you have the right fur-

niture in the right places, and your bedding and window coverings are magnificent, it’s time to finish off the space with interesting art and accents. If you have a collection, feature a few choice pieces on your bedside table or dresser top. Or work in a few special family heirlooms. How about some snapshots of family and friends?

Finally, fill the walls of your bedroom with fabulous artwork. In my newly redecorated bedroom, I’m going to feature a montage of tasteful nudes, mixing classic styles with pieces that are more contemporary. I’ve been collecting the art through the years; now I’ll have a place to hang the works all together in one dramatic grouping.




Create an elegant table BY ROSEMARY SADEZ FRIEDMANN Scripps Howard News Service Well, it’s winter. But winter doesn’t have to be dreary, and often during this no-holiday time of year people enjoy lifting their spirits by entertaining. In winter we tend to do things a little more formally, so let’s explore how to decorate a dining table in a wintery, formal way. High style and chic are good descriptions of what you should try to achieve. Starting with the tablecloth, a good choice is white as a base. Layering with a solid color that complements your tableware gives a great start to a warm, inviting and elegant look. As for napkins, a pattern that complements the solid color is a good choice. You can also have double napkins with the

printed one showing on the outside and a solid to match the tablecloth tucked inside the printed one. Do you prefer all-white? Great idea. Use silver napkin rings to add to the motif. The napkins themselves can serve as decoration. Search online or go to the library for a book on napkin folding. You will be amazed at the many decorative ways a napkin can be folded. And that detail alone will make a great impression on guests as they will know you put extra care into adorning the table. The center of the table should be the highlight of the decor. A floral arrangement surrounded by candles works perfectly. Some good wintry florals include calla lilies, white carnations and white roses. Purchasing an arrangement from a florist is the easiest way

to go, but you can do it yourself using a glass or crystal vase filled with clear or white pebbles. Fill the vase with water and arrange the flowers. Place a few pine cones around the base and there you have it. You know those extra-large plates that are put under the dining plate? They are called chargers. Their purpose is mostly decorative. For a wintery setting, use mirrored chargers under dinner plates. For a little added sparkle, consider scattering silver glitter around the table. Star shapes are good. You might consider placing candles on little mirror stands. This way, when you light them, the mirrors help reflect the light, and as the candles flicker, light will bounce softly around the dining room, enhancing the elegant atmosphere.

Hymer money you have to apply to a new home. Today’s housing market is complete remodel unless you plan volatile. A dip in the market could to stay in your home for years; shave tens of thousands of dollars, otherwise, you won’t recoup your or more, off your selling price. investment. The other benefit of renting Deciding where to move — and before buying is that you’re under when — can be difficult. Some buy- no pressure to buy the first listing ers can afford to buy a new home you see. Interest rates are low and before selling, and prefer to make are expected to stay low through the move that way. Most repeat 2012. Prices are also low and buyers can’t afford to buy first. aren’t expected to move up much Others who can won’t buy first due for the next several years. to market uncertainty and the THE CLOSING: This gives you stress of owning two homes at once. time to find the home that will suit The most prudent approach to you for the long term. making a move from one home to another is to sell first and rent if Dian Hymer, a real estate bronecessary until you find the right ker with more than 30 years’ expehome to buy. By selling first, you rience, is a nationally syndicated will know exactly how much real estate columnist and author.“


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Builders often work with banks and, as a result, may be able to offer financing options, says Melman. So, while you still want to get prequalified with a lender before you start shopping for a home, it makes sense to weigh all of your options. And you can always try to use the offer of builder financing to drive a better deal with your own lender. Phipps says that with a new house, “you’re starting fresh, its economic life is longer, you get to personalize it, and you don’t have to undo what that other person thought was important.” Where will you likely save some money?

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include arbitration clauses in contracts, in which buyers give up their rights to file lawsuits. Instead, they use a dispute resolution process designated by the builder. While arbitration can be a quicker and less expensive way to solve problems for buyers, much depends on how the arbitration is handled and who picks the arbitrators, Zigas says. Check the track record of the arbitration company if one is specified, he says. Does it have a reputation of being consumer-friendly? And before you sign a contract, it’s smart to have your own lawyer review all the documents. If you’re buying in a community built around certain amenities — such as a pool, golf course or tennis court — that’s part of the value of your purchase, Phipps says. If the amenities are still on the drawing board, do a little due diligence if you’re banking on their completion. “Anything that involves new construction or phased development means you’re at risk of the developer running out of money,” Zigas says.




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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS TROY Heather Prenger, Todd Prenger to Donald Pence, Jane Pence, one lot, $330,000. Lesia Cole, Robert K. Cole to Rebecca Cole, Robert Cole, two part lots, $0. Mary Inderrieden to Adrian Scarpella, Brittany Scarpella, one lot, $124,900. Carol McDonald, William McDonald to David Croft, one lot, $75,500. Dorothy R. Vorpe Trust, Jane Pence, trustee to Dorothy Vorpe, one lot, $0. Dorothy Vorpe to Allen Massie, Nancy Massie, one lot, $0. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Zachary Sweet, one lot, $0. Lisa Allred, Merrill Allred to Cecelia Green, a part lot, $62,500. Bernard Pfeiffer, Marilyn Pfeiffer to Bernard Pfeiffer, one lot, $0. Melanie Rutgers, Scott Rutgers to Brandon Bass, Carrie Bass, one lot, $169,000. Katherine Severt Kemp, Todd Severt to Todd Severt, one lot, $0. Elizabeth Hartwig, Jeremy Hartwig to Allison Duncan, Anthony Duncan, one lot, $161,500.

lot, $0. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Brad Flaute, one lot, $0. Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, trustee, RALI 2007QS14 to David Schwieterman, one lot, $133,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Co. to Terry LeMaster, a part lot, $34,000. Estate of Virginia Morrow to Earl Morrow, a part lot, $0. Johe Schwieterman Revocable Trust, Johe Schwieterman, trustee to Johe Schwieterman, one lot, $0. Estate of John R. Hepler to Carol Hepler, two lots, $0. Hershel Griffith Declaration of Trust, Sheryl Griffith, trustee, Sheryl Griffith Declaration of Trust, Sheryl Kern, trustee to Mark Guenthner, Patsy Guenthner, one lot, $15,000. Paula Robbins, William Robbins to Briana Miller, Robert Walker, one lot, $0. Nickey Kinnett, Rick Kinnett to Jeffery J. Kinnett, two lots, $0. Ralph Jess to Christina King, one lot, $85,000. Craycon Homes Inc. to Marilyn A. Selover Declaration of Trust, one lot, $0.

HUBER HEIGHTS Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $29,000. Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $29,000. Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $35,500. NVR Inc. to Gordon Link, one lot, $217,400.

one lot, $36,000.


acres, 78.723 acres, $0. Angela Layman to James Layman, a part tract 10.001 acres, $0.

Angela Arnold, Wilbert Arnold to Mary Arnold, Robert Arnold, 6.00 acres, $220,000.



Henry J. Ernst Declaration of Trust, Henry Ernst, trustee, Linda Barbara Brower, Robert Ernst Declaration of Trust to Brower II to Federal National LUDLOW FALLS Mortgage Association, one lot, $0. Henry Ernst, trustee, Henry J. Ernst Declaration of Trust, Henry Christopher Keffer, Diana Dawn Coy, Duane Coy, Lisa Ernst, trustee, Linda Ernst Keffer to Constance Caudill-Perry, Coy, Sam Coy to Tina Weber, a Declaration of Trust, 17.827 acres, part tract 0.092 acres, 0.65 acres, 0.086 acres, $0. acres, $0. 10.175 $42,000.


TIPP CITY Ann Jones, Derek Jones to Jessica Jones, William Tipton, one lot, $91,500. Doris Gentry, Vernon Gentry, attorney in fact to Doris Gentry, Vernon Gentry, one lot, $0. Connie Weston, Douglas Weston to Samuel Stager, two lots, $127,000. Jane Hinkle, trustee, Mark Robinson, trustee, Robinson Keystone Inheritance Trust to Jane Hinkle, Mark Robinson, one lot, $0. Jane Hinkle, Larry Hinkle, Lisa Robinson, Mark Robinson to Shirley Robinson, one lot, $0.

STAUNTON TWP. Rita Scott to Frank Scott, 6.267 acres, $0.

MONROE TWP. Brenda Snyder, Richard Snyder II to Arinne Lee, one lot, $149,000. Cathy Armentrout, Craig Armentrout to Cathy Armentrout, Craig Armentrout, one lot, $0.


Janet Bretland, Matthew Bretland to Janet Bretland, $0. Caren Diane Alejandro, Wil Alejandro to Gail Miller, Marion Miller, one lot, $152,500.

WASHINGTON TWP. Joy L. Weiss-Anthony to Daniel Anthony, 0.717 acres, $0. Federal National Mortgage Co. to William Trittschuh, a part tract 0.35 acres, $18,500. Federal Home Loan Mortgage, Gerner and Kears Co. LPA, attorney in fact to Joseph Joyce, Vivian Joyce, one lot, $22,000.

Ronnie Mahan, Tammy Mahan to Benjamin Mahan, a part tract 0.743 acres, $0. COVINGTON Raymond Flora to Corey Sprankle, a part tract 1.10 acres, PIQUA 1.5 acres, $60,000. WEST MILTON Estate of Jane A. Brandt to Alicia Kimmel, Rusty Kimmel to John Brandt, Kenna Collier, one Bac Home Loans Servicing, UNION TWP. Dixie Kimmel, Kenneth Kimmel, lot, $0. Fannie Mae a.k.a Federal LP, Bank of America, N.A., sucKaren Ruth Rudy to Mareda National Mortgage Association to $0. cessor, Countrywide Home Loans Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal Habitat for Humanity of Miami Mae Powell, four lots, $20,300. James Orban, one lot, $17,500. Servicing, Deutsche Bank Mortgage Co., Lerner National County to Dale A. Smith, Theresa Mareda Mae Powell to Donald Amber McGlasson to Ryan National Trust Co., trustee, FFMLT Sampson and Rothfuss, attorney A. Smith, 2.851 acres, $22,900. Nash, Jennifer Nash, Mareda Mae Brown, one lot, $0. Trust 2006-FF3, mortgage passin fact to Chad Purdon, Michael Powell, four lots, $0. Secretary of Housing and through to Sharon Milburn, one Sowders, four lots, $81,000. NEWTON TWP. James Larson, Linda Larson to Urban Development to Evan lot, $20,000. Charles Karns, Dolores Karns Andrew Shaffer, Kathryn Shaffer, Brumbaugh, one lot, $0. April Wilkenson-Smith to to Anna Adams, Jason Ganger, 2.596 acres, $0. Carlisle, McNellie, Rini, Kramer Steven Smith, one lot, $0. Judy Rudy to Judy Ann Rudy, Thomas Ganger, Paula Garber, James Larson, Linda Larson to & Ulrich Co. LPA, attorney in fact, trustee, Judy Ann Rudy Wells Fargo Bank N.A. to Charles Karns, Dolores Darns, David Larson, Rachel Larson, a Fannie Mae Federal National Secretary of Housing and Urban Revocable Living Trust Development, one lot, one part Kathie Webb, $0. Agreement, a part tract 53.12 Mortgage to Deborah Everhart, part tract 2.597 acres, $0.

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Toilet seats basically come in two shapes: elongated (egg-shaped) or round (circular). Check your toilet to confirm the correct seat needed. For color, you can take your toilet-tank lid with you to the home store to make sure the new seat’s color matches.

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Closet makeover can open up storage options BY LYNN UNDERWOOD Minneapolis Star Tribune Every morning for 10 years, Tina Arend hunted for matching shoes, and her husband, Chris, dug through overpacked clothes rods in their walkin bedroom closet. “I would wonder if the rack was going to fall down,” said Chris, a reference to the time the flimsy wire clothes rack came crashing to the floor, spilling shirts and pants. The two were weary of the disorganized, disheveled and endlessly annoying closet in their Eagan, Minn., home. “I told Chris that all I wanted for Christmas this year was to organize our closet,” said Tina, who coveted a co-worker’s tidy and functional new closet, which was decked out with drawers, shoe cubbies and adjustable clothes rods. Closet makeovers range from simple decluttering projects to full-blown installations with new shelving and built-ins. Like many home-related industries, closet- and storage-organization companies experienced a monetary hit during the recession. But the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals estimates that last year the industry took in $75 million and has been stabilizing over the past 18 months. “People are staying put and spending money on improvements,” said Janice Gaut, owner and designer at the Closet Factory in Plymouth, Minn., which reported an increase in residential projects last year. “One of the biggest is to organize their home.” The Arends considered their options: Visit a bigbox store and buy closetorganization components that fit their space, then install them themselves; or enlist a customized closet designer and installer. Already busy with fulltime jobs and a family, the couple decided to call the Closet Factory for a free in-home estimate, which is offered by many closetorganizing companies.

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Chris and Tina Arend’s 11-by-6-foot custom-designed walk-in closet from the Closet Factory cost $3,400 installed and features upgrades such as laundry baskets, shoe shelves, drawers and melamine wood grain shelves that match the millwork in their home. Gaut measured the closet size, as well as the length of Chris’ shirts, and counted every pair of shoes, then offered ideas on storage solutions, accessories and possible upgrades, such as woodgrain melamine shelves to match their home’s millwork. Gaut’s bid for the 11- by 6-foot closet came to $3,400, which included their desired features and the installation. “I was surprised by the price,” said Chris. “But Tina said yes because she liked the design, and the Closet Factory was referred by her co-worker.” Tina felt it was a worthwhile investment because the couple use the closet repeatedly each day. They were able to eliminate the dresser in the

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bedroom after consolidating their clothes in the new closet. Even better, their morning routine has been transformed from chaotic to calm. “I can see and reach everything now,” said Tina, pointing to a shelf cubby just for scarves and shawls. “It’s a lot more fun getting dressed.” Custom-closet-design firms say clients want functional closets that maximize every inch of storage space. In addition to reach-in and walk-in closets, companies make over home offices, pantries, garages, entertainment centers and mudrooms. “You can easily increase the usable space,” said Jim Myers, owner of Twin Cities Closet Co. in Minneapolis. “And you

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save time because you can find things quickly and easily.” Typical space-saving components include hanging rods, adjustable shelves, roll-out pant holders and baskets, tilt-out laundry baskets, drawers and shoe cubbies. Some homeowners are also combining efficiency with high-style design, turning a walk-in closet into a luxe dressing room that matches their home’s decor. Shelving styles can range from basic white melamine to faux wood and real wood. There’s even a huge selection of finishes in clothing rods. “We’ve done projects with floor-to-ceiling stained-wood cabinets, crown molding, granite countertops, glass doors, a

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storage island and accent lighting that cost $10,000plus,” said Brandy Ward, designer and marketing manager for California Closets in Edina, Minn. The various upgrades, as well as the size of a closet, contribute to the final cost. A standard-size reach-in closet system with basic components typically costs about $700. A standard-size walk-in closet can be outfitted for $2,000 to $3,000, depending on accessories and materials. The Container Store in Edina is set up for customers who want to save money by installing Elfa brand storage systems themselves. “People come in because they’re tripping over shoes and can’t squeeze another

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shirt on the rack,” said manager John Urbin. To get started, customers can either download and fill out the Elfa closet makeover guide from the store’s website ( or bring in measurements. Staff members draw up a design with storage options for a customer’s size of closet and help choose components. The company also offers professional installation and compares that cost with the DIY cost. Storage components are an important part of building a better closet, according to Urbin, because they provide two essential ingredients: “Visibility and accessibility — the two keys to closet organization.”

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1998 SUZUKI KATANA GX7 18,900 miles, asking $2000. Call (937)710-3559

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2000 DODGE Neon. Bronze with black interior, 145,200 miles. 4 cylinder, automatic. Good condition, good student car or 2nd car. $1700. (937)726-1593

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds 2009 HARLEY Davidson Ultra Classic, Light & Dark Root Beer, 11,785 miles. Like new condition. Vance & Hines pipes and fully chromed front end. Lots of added extras. Must see to appreciate. $22,000. (937)726-4227

899 Wanted to Buy Cash paid for junk cars and trucks. Free removal. Get the most for your junker call us (937)732-5424.


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2775 S. County Rd 25-A Exit 69 off I-75 N. Troy, OH 45373

8750 N. Co. Rd. 25A Piqua, OH 45356

BMW of Dayton

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7124 Poe Ave. Exit 59 off I-75 Dayton, Ohio

8675 N. Co. Rd. 25-A Piqua, Ohio 45356 I-75 North to Exit 83















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Ford Lincoln Mercury

1099 N. Co. Rd. 25-A Troy, Ohio 45373

2343 W. Michigan Ave. Sidney, Ohio 45365

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ERWIN Chrysler Dodge Jeep

8645 N. Co. Rd. 25-A Piqua, Ohio 45356 I-75 North to Exit 83

2775 S. County Rd 25-A Exit 69 off I-75 N. Troy, OH 45373

217 N. Broad St. Fairborn, OH 45324



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Ford Lincoln Mercury

Volkswagen 7124 Poe Ave. Exit 59 off I-75. Dayton, OH

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866-504-0972 Remember...Customer pick-up and delivery with FREE loaner.


1280 South Market St. (CR 25A) Troy, OH 45373

Volvo of Dayton 7124 Poe Ave. Exit 59 off I-75 Dayton, Ohio

(866)816-7555 or (937)335-4878



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