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Schools focus on safety Threats have districts tightening security BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer After the past 10 days’ rash of threatening messages at two local school districts, three juvenile male students are in custody at West Central Juvenile

MIAMI COUNTY Detention Center. Since Feb. 13, seven threatening notes or messages — three at Tippecanoe High School, two at Tippecanoe Middle School and one each at Troy High School and Troy

Junior High School — have been found in boys’ restrooms within the two districts. So far, three suspects have been arrested and, according to school and law enforcement officials within the two communities, more are believed to be involved in the crimes.

Aquarium offers oceans of fun A “million gallons of fun” are awaiting visitors just across Ohio’s border. The Newport Aquarium, located in Newport, Ky., is one of the biggest indoor aquarium facilities in the area and offers more than 600 species and 7,000 animals, according to public relations manager Sandra Guile. The facility covers 121,200square-feet of space, according to Guile, and features three sections of see-through floor and 65 smaller exhibits incorporated into 14 larger ones. See

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JFK’s place in black history Not that many years ago, three portraits hung in thousands of African-American homes, a visual tribute to men who had helped black people navigate the long journey to equality. There was Jesus, who represented unconditional hope, strength and love. There was Martin Luther King Jr., who personified the moral crusade that ended legal segregation. And then there was President John F. Kennedy. See Page A8.

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What happens in Vegas ... Sin City seen as dangerous even as crime drops LAS VEGAS (AP) — Variously known as an adult playground and Disneyland for grown-ups, Las Vegas brands itself as a place where tourists can enjoy a sense of edginess with no real danger. But a series of high-profile episodes of random violence amid the throngs of tourists is threatening Sin City’s reputation as a padded room of a town where people can cut loose with no fear of consequences. STAFF PHOTOS/ANTHONY WEBER A car-to-car shooting and fiery Recent recruits Jeff Krey, Jason Holfinger, Ryan Havenar and Ray Kinard at the Troy Fire Department lis- crash that killed two bystanders ten for instruction during training at Fire Station 1 Thursday. and an aspiring rapper Thursday followed a bizarre elevator stabbing and a movie theater parking lot shooting. Though crime has been falling on the glitzy stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard that houses most of the city’s major casinos, tourism officials worry that vacationers and convention planners could begin to steer clear of the town because of a perception of mayhem. TROY “We are concerned because it can create misperceptions about BY NATALIE KNOTH the safety of the city, the safety of Staff Writer the Strip,” said Gary Thompson, spokesman for Caesars Entertainment, which owns 10 ith four new firefightresorts in the tourist zone, includers, there’s a spark of ing Caesars Palace and Paris Las change at the Troy Vegas. Fire Department. Casinos are particularly worChief Christopher ried about convention business, Boehringer recognized the four • See VEGAS on A2 men, joined by their families, at Tuesday’s city council meeting, with new staff including Jeff Krey, 34, Jason Holfinger, 32, Ryan Havenar, 26, and Ray Kinard, 35. The firefighters were selected from a pool of 25 candidates based on physical ability, an extensive background check and personal interview. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Giant The men have been undergoing coffee table books, iPod Shuffles, drills and training for three weeks signed letters from directors, even to prepare for fire and medical “Lincoln” turkey roasting pans. calls. Platoon Commander Don That’s just some of the largesse Pemberton estimates that the doled out by the studios to voters department receives about one fire for awards presented earlier this call for every four EMS calls, season each with equaling about 4,000 EMS and the potential to Watch the about 1,000 fire calls last year. influence the outOscars On Thursday at Station 1, 19 E. come of Race St., the new staff were comtonight Hollywood’s most pleting a drill testing air pack conbeginning at important awards, fidence while navigating an obsta8:30 p.m. tonight’s Oscars. cle course, their eyes covered — on ABC. Such gifts are which is intended to replicate the strictly forbidden scene of a fire. The packs last for by the Academy of Motion Picture about 20 to 25 minutes. Arts and Sciences. But for studios, “The whole point of the exercise the stakes are high, and they’ve is to make sure they can’t see but Recently hired firefighters Ryan Havenar and Jason Holfinger run been creative in working around through an air pack confidence course at Station 1 Thursday during the rules to give their movies the • See FIREFIGHTERS on A2 training conducted by Platoon Commander Don Pemberton. 1 • See OSCARS on A2

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Increased patrols at local schools Miami County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Dave Duchak said after the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, Sheriff Charles Cox required road deputies to check in at local school districts during their routes as part of their responsibilities. “After Newtown, we made sure that there were deputies every morning and afternoon at the county schools just to add peace of mind to parents and the students,” Duchak said. “The sheriff then added a daily check-in with the school buildings to the beat responsibilities indefinitely.” Duchak said he understands parents’ emotions are intensified by the media’s coverage of events like Newtown. “It really panics people,” Duchak said of the threatening notes. Although there were no threats made or found at Miami East Local Schools, Superintendent Dr. Todd Rappold said parents, staff and students have noticed the increased sheriff ’s patrols at the district. “They have been a much more visible presence,” Rappold said of the sheriff ’s department. “They’ve been reaching out and are a visible presence and I know for a fact, the kids and parents have seen it.”

Copy cat Duchak said once the notes at Tippecanoe High School caught the media’s attention, copy cats saw the opportunity to get a out of school. day Tippecanoe never closed

with, but I think people have worked together,” Herman said. “We have a plan and are following it, but it’d be nice to put it to rest.” Herman said the district made the right choice in notifying the district’s parents through a mass One Call Now about the threats found at the high school and junior high. “There’s so much going on in the world,” Herman said. “With the news media and electronic media, we had to get the word out because 20 years ago, we didn’t have things like this.”

Ohio law does not expressly prohibit guns in schools and leaves it to each individual school board to set policy. Rappold said he has had several conversations with the volunteers who have made the offer and spoken with community members. “We are just having discussions and talking about a wide variety of scenarios,” Rappold said. The district cut its parttime Miami County School Resource Officer program two years ago as part of district-wide cuts of more than $1 million.

“I’ve had people when I’ve been out and about tell me that we were all doing the right things,” Herman said. “People are frustrated and have had enough and want to know why people are doing this.” Herman said he was disappointed that the threats happened at Troy City Schools, but believes it pulled staff, students and school officials closer together. “It’s just disappointing that it happened to begin

All in all, Herman said the staff and students have been patient with increased security measures. “Our staff and students have been doing a good job —they’ve had enough, too,” Herman said. “Security wise, our buildings have been locked down and we’ve increased awareness — it will be hard to go back to the way things were after all this.” For Rappold, the Miami East district announced at its last school board meeting that several retired law enforcement officers in the community have volunteered to help with the school’s security. “We’ll hold parent meetings next week and talk to them and see what their opinions are,” Rappold said. He said since the Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy, school security has been discussed at length. “We’ve reviewed our plan, we’ve had principals speak with staff again, so it’s just putting us on heightened alert,” Rappold said.

According to reports, in Ohio this year more than 900 teachers, administrators and school employees asked to take part in the Buckeye Firearms Association’s newly created, three-day gun training program. Alternative measures such as having volunteer law enforcement, as Miami East has proposed, still raises some concerns with active local law enforcement officials. Duchak said liability, not only for the school, but for the individual, is also a major concern. “There are a lot of variables when it comes to this,” Duchak said. “How do we know who that bad guy is and who isn’t when we arrive on campus? It’s stuff like that that has to be discussed.” Troy City Police Department Capt. Joe Long agrees. “I have a concern with people I don’t know in a school with weapons,” Long said. “If we are trying to deter this, why are we putting the weapons in school?”

Long said no matter what is done in any realm of public safety, there’s always a counter measure. “For every plan we come up with today, there’s somebody trying to beat that plan for tomorrow,” Long said. He said educators with CCWs raise a lot more concerns on the law enforcement’s side. “If we had a call with a guy with a gun in school, that’s what we are focused on,” Long said. “If I see a teacher with a gun, how do I know that’s not our suspect? All I see is a gun. That’s some of my problems with it.” Long also said plainclothes detectives also are at risk if a call has been made in a school setting. “There are too many issues with it,” Long said. “Could it work? Possibly. I just think there should be a lot of cooperation between the schools. Currently, my position is that I do not like the idea. When we are being called to a situation and we do not know who the people are that are armed, unarmed, who is good, who is bad — there’s too many variables.” Long said Troy City Schools and the city have had a School Resource Officer program since 1991. It began as a juvenile crimes officer and expanded to the D.A.R.E. program and evolved into the current school resource officer program with a high school officer, a junior high officer and one officer for all elementary schools. “We are all there to do the right thing,” Long said. “We’re lucky that we are in a community that can afford that program.”

“And that decision will bring thousands of people,” he said. MGM operates several major casinohotels, including CityCenter, where Thursday’s convulsion of violence originated. Violent crime, which includes murder, rape, rob-

bery and assault, in the city’s main tourist hub fell 13 percent in 2012, from 256 to 223 incidents, and is down 11 percent for the first part of 2013, with 50 incidents reported. The number of rapes has fallen by more than a third. There have been two

homicides just off the Strip this year, in addition to the three deaths Thursday, compared to none in the area during the first month and a half of 2012. Had they taken place elsewhere, the incidents would never have become national stories, Thompson

said. But when the crime happens in a city that welcomes 40 million visitors a year, people tend to care even if they haven’t seen the neon lights in years. “It’s like, ‘I was there! I stayed in there in Las Vegas! I walked that part of the Strip!’” he said.

weeks they have been adjusting to the city landscape and new procedures. “We’re learning the ways of Troy, working on city familiarity, knowing the streets,” Havenar

said. “The city is divided into a grid, and we’re tested on blocks. But we have to know the whole city.” Firefighters work one day out of every three, meaning they’re on duty

24 hours and off for 48. The department operates from three stations, providing fire protection and EMS services to the city of Troy and Concord and Staunton townships.

school, but the school days were interrupted when the notes were found. “We helped cover other campuses at Tipp City and then the copy cats saw all the media attention — it’s sad, but it’s the times we live in,” Duchak said. Troy High School students didn’t end up having school on Friday due to inclement weather; Friday was the day named in the threatening note found there on Tuesday. The note read: “Every one in school will die 2/22/13.” Troy City Schools Superintendent Eric Herman said the district’s security plan worked as planned and police still are investigating who wrote the threat on the wall of a boys’ bathroom on Tuesday. “We tightened up some things and we tried not to totally disrupt everything,” Herman said. In both the Troy High School threat and the Troy Junior High School threat found the following day on Wednesday, Herman said staff and the school’s Troy City Police School Resource Officers work on handling the situations and have garnered positive feedback.

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WEDNESDAY • HOME SHOW: The Western Ohio Home Builders Association will offer its • KIWANIS MEETING: C o m m u n i t y The Kiwanis Club of Troy will Miami County Home and Gift Show, sponsored by the Troy meet from noon to 1 p.m. at Calendar Daily News and Piqua Daily the Troy Country Club. Chris Call, at the Miami Valley Verich, from the Ohio CONTACT US Centre Mall, during mall Consumers’ Counsel will hours from noon to 6 p.m. give a presentation on conVendors will be on hand to sumer protection and utility discuss ideas with visitors. fraud. For more information, Call Melody Former NFL player Pete contact Donn Craig, vice Vallieu at Johnson will be at the mall president, at (937) 418-1888. 440-5265 to today at the Rescue Roofing • STORY HOUR: Miltonbooth. Union Public Library story list your free • BREAKFAST hours will be offered at 10:30 calendar a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Story OFFERED: Breakfast will be items.You hour is open to children offered at the Pleasant Hill ages 3-5 and their caregivVFW Post 6557, 7578 W. can send er(s). Programs include pupFenner Road, Ludlow Falls, your news by e-mail to pet shows, stories and crafts. from 8-11 a.m. The theme will be Arctic aniorder breakfasts will be mals. offered and everything is a la • COMMITTEE MEETcarte. ING: The Miami County • FAMILY QUEST: The Hazard Mitigation Committee will hold its Miami County Park District will have its annual planning meeting at 10 a.m. at the Family Quest Sunday “Winter Tree Miami County Communications Center, 210 Identification” program. Drop in between 1-4 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Marybill Drive, Troy. The purpose of the meeting is to review the goals and objecRoad, south of Tipp City, and follow the tree tives as set forth in the 2011 countywide identification trail. A roving naturalist will be Federal Emergency Management Agency on-site. Pre-register for the program online at Approved Plan and to determine their relewww.miamicountyparks, e-mail to regisvance to changing situations in the county. or call (937) • ALUMNI MEETING: All Kiser High 335-6273, Ext. 104. School alumni and friends are invited to the • BREAKFAST SET: The American monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 586 will present an all-you-canLegion Post 200, 5046 Nebraska Ave., eat breakfast from 8-11 a.m. for $6. Items available will be eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, Huber Heights. Use the rear entrance. • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be sausage gravy, biscuits, waffles, pancakes, from 3-7 p.m. at the Troy Church of the hash browns, french toast, cinnamon rolls, Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. A bright juices and fruit. green “Blood Donor 2013 — Share the Luck, • QUARTER AUCTION: The Miami East Share the Love, Give Blood” T-shirt will be After Prom Committee is sponsoring a quargiven to everyone who registers. Schedule ter auction at 2 p.m. at Miami East High School. Doors will open at 1 p.m. First paddle an appointment at or is $2 and $1 thereafter. All proceeds will ben- visit for more information. efit the 2013 Miami East After Prom. MONDAY


• MARSHALL TOWN: Marshall Town, a small settlement that was part of the Randolph Slave settlement, will be discussed at 6 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Memorial Library. Find out where it was located and how it relates to the area. The program will be presented by Chuck Martin of the Pleasant Hill History Center. Light refreshments will be served. Call the library at (937) 676-2731 for more information. • BOOK LOVERS: Book Lovers Anonymous will meet at 6 p.m. at the TroyMiami County Library. Participants will be reading and discussing “The Cove,” by Ron Rash. Refreshments will be provided. • CRAFTY LISTENERS: The Crafty Listeners will meet from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. They listen to an audio book and work on projects. It may be needlework, making greeting cards or whatever hobby they have. • BUDDY READING: Buddy Reading at the Milton-Union Public Library will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The program for elementaryaged students is designed to help increase reading skills and comprehension. An adult or teenage volunteer will be available to aid students with their reading goals. • TEXAS TENDERLOINS: The American Legion Post No. 586 will offer Texas tenderloin sandwiches and fries for $5 from 6-7:30 p.m. • PSEOP MEETING: The Milton-Union High School Guidance Office will offer an PSEOP meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Valina Bogart, PSEOP adviser at Edison, will present an informational session. In order to participate in PSEOP, a parent and student must attend this meeting. Call 884-7950 for more information. • FULL MOON WALK: A Moon of the Hungry Fox full moon walk will be offered from 7-8:30 p.m. February is the heart of winter with food becoming scarce for all wildlife, even the resourceful red fox. An Aullwood naturalist will lead walkers as they see their shadow in the light of February’s full moon. Dress warmly to survive the cold night air. Civic agendas • Tipp City Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. at the board office, 90 S. Tippecanoe Drive. Call 667-8444 for more information. • Covington Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. • The Covington Street Committee will meet following the regular council meeting. • Brown Township Board of Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in the Township Building in Conover. • The Union Township Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Township Building, 9497 Markley Road, P.O. Box E, Laura. Call 6984480 for more information.

• MEATLOAF: The Troy American Legion will offer a meatloaf dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. The meal also will include fried potatoes and onions and green beans or corn. • TAX PREP: AARP volunteer tax preparation assistance for retirees will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. The volunteers accept clients on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring photo ID and Social Security number. • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the Knights of St. John, 110 S. Wayne St., Piqua. A bright green “Blood Donor 2013 — Share the Luck, Share the Love, Give Blood” T-shirt will be given to everyone who registers. Schedule an appointment at or visit for more information. • REPUBLICAN WOMEN: The Republican Women’s Group will meet at 7 p.m. at The Art Vault in downtown Troy. For more information, call Marybeth Kemmer at (927) 216-9443.

TUESDAY • INTRO TO HEART HEALTH: Elaine Bohman from Upper Valley Medical Center will give a presentation on the topic of cardiovascular disease at 2 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Learn about some of the risk factors of heart disease, cholesterol, weight management and other ways you can prevent heart disease. Call (937) 339-0502 to register in advance. • BOOK DISCUSSION: The Milton-Union Public Library book discussion group will meet at 3 p.m. “Still Alice,” by Lisa Genova will be the featured book. For information about joining a group, call (937) 698-5515. Civic agendas • The village of West Milton Council will have its workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the

MARCH 1 • GRAND RE-OPENING: WACO Historical Museum & Learning Center will celebrate its grand re-opening for the 2013 season from 6-8 p.m. There will be an open house reception featuring the aviation images of Mike Ullery of Troy. He has served as staff photographer for the Aviation Hall of Fame, which has brought him into contact with many of the most legendary names in aviation history. Along with having his photos on display and for sale, Ullery will be talking about his adventures with these famous aviation legends. The open house is free and open to the public. The museum will then resume normal hours, which are 9 am. to noon Monday-Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The museum is at 1865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. For more information, visit www.wacoair • FRIDAY DINNERS: Dinner will be offered from 5-8 p.m. at the Covington VFW Post 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington. Choices will include a $12 New York strip steak, broasted chicken, fish, shrimp and sandwiches, all made-to-order. • TAX HELP: AARP volunteers will assist low-income and elderly taxpayers with preparing income tax forms at the Troy-Miami County Public Library from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a free service. • FISH FRY: A fish fry, sponsored by the St. Patrick men’s softball team, will be offered from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the St. Patrick Church basement, North Crawford Street entrance. The meal will include all-you-can-eat fish and fries, choice of applesauce or coleslaw, dinner roll and peanut butter and jelly for those who don’t like fish. Meals will be $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and children 6-12 and free forthose 6 and younger. • CHICKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece chicken dinner with french fries and macaroni salad for $7 from 6-8 p.m. Chicken livers also will be available.

MARCH 2-3 • EASTER SALE: An Easter fair trade sale will be offered from 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the St. Patrick undercroft at 409 E. Main St., Troy. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of coffees and an assortment of chocolates, such as milk and dark chocolate eggs and multiple kinds of chocolate bars.

Trustees appoint Ehrhart as acting administrator He replaces Gebhart, who resigned For the Miami Valley Sunday News Bethel Township Trustees have appointed Andy Ehrhart to serve as the township’s acting administrator/safety director. Ehrhart also will become the township’s new fire chief. Ehrhart has been with the township for almost four years serving as the director of planning

BETHEL TWP. and zoning, as well as one of the township’s assistant fire chiefs with the fire department. Ehrhart has an extensive background in planning and zoning (more than 20 years), as well as fire service (more than 25 years). Ehrhart began his career with Harrison Montgomery Township, County, where he served in zoning enforcement, and as a captain with the township’s fire department. Ehrhart served as the

zoning administrator for Township, Washington Montgomery County, for 10 years prior to being hired by Bethel Township in April 2009. Ehrhart also served as a lieutenant for Butler Township’s Fire Department for several years. Ehrhart replaces Michael Gebhart, who resigned as administrator to assume the position of community development director for the city of Fairborn. Gebhart’s last day was Feb. 22. For more information, call the township office at (937) 845-8472 or visit

Second screening of film offered WEST MILTON — The public is invited to a second screening of Veteran’s Day 11-11-11 at 7 p.m. March 18 at a new location, Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton. The documentary honors the nation’s veterans and the families of fallen heroes. The film includes a roundtable discussion of five veterans from different branches and eras of the military. While volunteer photojournalists followed others in their communities across the U.S. Producer John Coheen

is an instructor at Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Communication. As a veteran, he wanted to commemorate the sacrifices of military men and women. His desire was to give veterans and their families an opportunity to speak about their experiences during their time spent in service. Some of the 15 narratives included are of Civil War Medal of Honor recipient Frederick Anderson; Bennie Jefferies talking about his time as a tail gunner; Geoffrey Steiner, who plants trees in memory of fallen soldiers; and

military working dog Eli, who was retired after losing his handler, LCpl. Colton Rusk, to sniper fire in Afghanistan. Milton-Union High School band director Ron Duncan concludes the documentary with his view of why the playing of “Taps” is so important. Beginning his military career in the Marines, Duncan now serves in the Indiana Army National Guard and plays for military funerals in the area. For more information, call the church office at (937) 698-4401 or Susie at (937) 698-6798.

Cuts expected to affect most base civilians DAYTON (AP) — A military leader at Ohio’s largest military installation says most civilian workers at the base are likely to lose pay if anticipated defense spending cuts go into effect. The commander of the 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton says fewer than 100 of the base’s 13,000 civilian employees are likely to escape furloughs if the cuts occur. Col. Cassie Barlow says fewer people on the job could mean shorter operational hours, and some patients seeking treatment

at Wright-Patterson Medical Center might be sent to other hospitals if the center is short staffed. The spending cuts are scheduled to start automatically March 1 if Congress and President Barack Obama fail to avert them. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said most of the military’s 800,000 civilian workers could be forced to take unpaid time off if the cuts aren’t averted. Any Wright-Patterson furloughs are expected to be one day a week for 22 weeks, with employees receiving a 30-day notice

next month, Barlow said. Employees such as medical personnel and fire fighters could avoid forced unpaid time off. Civilian workers’ benefits such as health care and life insurance won’t be affected, but “the real issue is that they’ll have 20 percent less salary,” Barlow said. The loss in wages for Department of Defense workers furloughed in Ohio has been projected to be up to about $167 million, with most of that at WrightPatterson, according to Barlow.

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EDITORIAL ROUNDUP Chicago Sun-Times on a presidential-bid condition for New Jersey Gov. Christie: If New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wants to run for president in 2016 — and we hope he does — he had better figure out now what to say and do about his considerable extra weight. Gov. Christie can’t have it both ways. He can’t laugh off the matter of his obesity one day, as he did on David Letterman’s show recently, and snarl about it the next, as he did later when he told a former White House doctor who mentioned his weight to “shut up.” More than that, here’s hoping Christie actually slims down, as he says he’s trying to do. The doctor who annoyed him, Connie Mariano, was speaking the simple truth when she pointed out that the presidency is a highly stressful job and all those extra pounds could kill him. Americans presume that a president’s health is their business. They don’t want any big secrets, as there were for FDR and JFK. That’s why later presidents have made public the results of their annual physicals. Presidents are also, like it or not, role models for good health or bad. President George W. Bush set a good example with is regular jogging; President Barack Obama set a bad example with his covert smoking — let’s hope he’s quit. About a third of all Americans are obese, carrying an extra 35 pounds or so. If Christie goes for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, we can expect a primary battle that is far more honest and intelligent than what we saw last year. And Christie would give any Democrat in the general election, even one named Clinton, a real run for the money. But if the governor is of a mind to run, he would be wise to start now, beginning with a slow jog. The Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth on job loss trends: The Associated Press recently moved a provocative series about the changing landscape for jobs in the United States. It made a good case that middle-class jobs eliminated by technology and the recession aren’t coming back. This is not the first time to hear such dire warnings. Imagine the fuss in the horse carriage industry 100 years ago as it tried to compete with the fledgling automobile. More recently, the typewriter vanished after being conquered by the personal computer. Generally, a disruptive improvement such as the automobile winds up creating more jobs than it eliminates. Historically, such changes have been good for the economy. However, the AP report indicates that this time may be different — due to the rapid improvement in computer software that allows machines to do more jobs with greater accuracy. Another difference is that a lot of the jobs being eliminated, such as an accountant or office manager, involve a college degree. So far, the recent improvements in technology are eliminating more jobs than they are creating. The statistics bear out this argument. The United States lost 7.5 million jobs in the recession that started in late 2007. So far, only 3.5 million jobs have been created, but few of them in the so-called “midskill, mid-pay” category. Most new jobs are in lower-paying, lower-skill categories. The AP report is informative because it addresses a subject that politicians were unwilling to in last year’s elections. It’s easy to say that all the jobs are going to China, but a more accurate answer is that some of them are not going anywhere. They’re just disappearing.

THEY SAID IT “The police are involved right now. For us, this means we’ll have to control the number of people who use the bathrooms.” — Troy City Schools Superintendent Eric Herman, on the threatening note found in a bathroom at Troy High School “I would like to thank the Tipp Police Department. They’ve done an awesome job leading this charge and keeping kids safe.” — Tipp City Schools Superintendent John Kronour on the threats within the district “It just seems that there should be some way to see what is going on in the bathrooms, especially given the pattern It’s odd to realize that someone can be leaving things in a bathroom and no one seems to see until the person is gone.” — Tipp City Schools parent Diana Dynes, on the threatening notes found within the district

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Sony not taking risks with PS4 — thankfully Sony did the best possible thing it could have when unveiling its new console Wednesday. It didn’t do anything to immediately turn gamers off to the machine. As I said last week, rumors have been swirling about Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation video game consoles, which are closer than anyone realizes. And while there were some disappointing moments, some interesting tidbits and some genuinely awe-inspiring moments, the best thing that can be said about the Playstation 4 at this point is, “Well, at least it doesn’t hate me.” By not taking risks, Sony put itself in position to reap the rewards if (more likely when, if rumors are to be believed) Microsoft’s next XBox falls flat on its face. First off, despite pressure from game developers who see (or rather imagine or exaggerate) their profits wounded by the used-game market, Sony confirmed that the PS4 will NOT block gamers’ ability to play rented or used games. This is a huge win for gamers, who also were worried about the same thing before the release of the PS3. But with Microsoft allegedly

Josh Brown Sunday Columnist requiring users to install even games they buy on a disc onto their upcoming console’s hard drive — supposedly so the CD can be tied to the user’s account, rendering it useless to anyone else who tries to play that specific disc — consumers fear more and more that the big game companies will try to take away their right to sell their own property to a store where used games are available at discounted prices, like GameStop or Best Buy. Not Sony. Big positive points their way for that one. Throw a few more Sony’s way for not requiring a connection to the Internet at all times — which Microsoft’s console may do — and for not making the Nintendo Wiilike “Move” motion controller a requirement, like XBox is with its

Kinect. Motion controllers are cool for children, but a vast majority of hardcore adult gamers — Sony and Microsoft’s key demographics — don’t want to bother with them and would rather have the choice not to. And that’s what the next-gen console war will come down to this time around — who allows the gamers to keep their rights to play how they want to play, to choose what peripherals to use or not and to sell back games that are gathering dust or rent games to try before buying. The right to play offline also being a major one. “Oh yes, yes, you can go offline totally,” Sony Worldwide Studios’ Shuhei Yoshida said in an article on “Social is big for us, but we understand there are some people who are anti-social. So if you don’t want to connect to anyone else, you can do that.” Gamers … anti-social … seems like a no-brainer. One of the biggest draws of consoles for gamers is the fact that they’re meant to be played alone or with friends that are in the same room with you. Sure, online capabilities have been added — and Microsoft’s XBox Live service is an enormous point in its favor com-

pared to Sony’s online offerings — but for most true console gamers (not counting the Call of Duty dudebros), going online to play with others is the lowest of priorities. There are some downers, though. Backwards compatibility is a no-go for the PS4. You can play PS3 games on it — but you have to pay to stream them online. Also, Sony not only did not put the actual machine itself on display, just videos of games in action and a demonstration of the controller, but it also didn’t give a price point. Console makers always take a big loss on each console sold (they make it up with game sales), so getting the cost to gamers down to a manageable level will be a big indicator of whether the PS4 will succeed. So far, though, Sony hasn’t done anything to hurt its chances. No risk, potential for plenty of reward in this case. TDN Sports Editor Josh Brown appears Sundays. Now if only game companies would learn how to put on a show. We don’t want to see guys in fancy suits spouting off corporate buzzwords. We want to see gamers playing games and talking about how much fun they had.


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ROBIN ALICE MARIE ARNETT PIQUA — Robin Alice and Beverly Clemens, Troy; Marie Arnett, age 32, of and four brothers, David Piqua, Ohio, died at 3 a.m. Pope, Piqua, George Arnett, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at her Troy, Brian Arnett, Irving, Ky., residence. She was born in and Jesse Arnett, Dayton. Sidney, Ohio, on May 18, She was preceded in death 1980, to Roberta M. by one brother, Chester (Bierley) Arnett, Piqua, and Arnett. the late Harold “Hank” A Celebration of Robin’s Arnett. Life will be at 11 a.m. Robin is survived by one Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at ARNETT daughter, Dessiree Perkins, Melcher-Sowers Funeral Sidney; one son, Noah Ruley, Home, Piqua. Condolences Piqua; two sisters and brother-in-law, may be expressed to the family at Julie and Brent Kindell, Marathon, Fla.,



Grayson Scheub, 6, center, cheers as he pits his Lego car against another child’s Tristan F. Odom of Troy, Seth during a demolition derby during a class at Build It in Perrysburg on Feb. 14. For Bill TROY — Glenna Loraine M. Odom of Troy, and David and Kelisa Boden, 200,000 Legos are the building blocks of a new business. The Odom, age 47, of Troy went Jackson of Troy; and niece, couple recently opened Build It, a hands-on educational center that uses Legos, home to be with the Lord on Suzie Jackson of Troy. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at K'Nex and Duplo to motivate children to learn basic scientific principles. She was preceded in death 6:15 a.m. at her residence. by her grandfather, Roy F. She was born April 9, 1965, Crabtree of Troy. to William David and Patricia She was a member of the (Crabtree) Odom. Her mothPiqua Pentecostal Church. er survives and resides in Funeral service will be 1:30 Troy. p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, She is also survived by her at Fisher-Cheney Funeral PERRYSBURG (AP) — ity. Youngsters were then background in accounting, life partner, Jody L. Staten of ODOM Home, Troy, with Pastor Gary For Bill and Kelisa Boden, encouraged to alter their decided to start a business. Troy; sister, Teresa L. Odom Wagner officiating. Visitation will be Together, they decided to of Troy; her brother, Timothy L. Odom 200,000 Legos are the designs to help improve the build on the success of Lego of Dayton; step-brother, Scott Odom of from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the building blocks of a new results. funeral home. Interment will be in “My favorite part is that club. They opened Build It North Carolina; grandmother, Helen business. Union Cemetery, Newton Township. Crabtree of Troy; uncles, Jim and The couple recently the kids wow me,” Mrs. a few months later. Condolences may be left for the fami“Our biggest hope now is Stanley Crabtree of Troy; aunt and opened Build It, a hands-on Boden said. “I’m just educational center that amazed by what they put to just start growing it,” Mr. uncle, Lorain and Ron Jackson of Troy; ly at www.fishercheneyfuneralhome. uses Legos, K’Nex, and together. When I give the Boden said. nephews, Cody L. Odom of Columbus, com. Even though the Duplo to motivate children kids a challenge I’m never to learn basic scientific sure what to expect, but turnout for classes since LLEN LKIE ICHARDS Build It’s December openthey amaze me.” principles. Classes are offered ing hasn’t quite reached “Tying in science, techfootball, basketball and basethrough their initial expectations, CAPE CORAL, Fla. — nology, engineering and Mondays ball, an accomplishment that math is our main goal,” said Thursdays. Separate class- the Bodens found surpris- Allen “Alkie” Richards, 89, will never be matched. He Mrs. Boden, a fifth-grade es for preschoolers and ing success in birthday par- died peacefully in Cape later returned to UC and teacher. “We try to make it their parents are on ties. The center is booked Coral, Fla., on Feb. 11, earned a master’s degree in fun and educational at the Tuesdays. Build It hosts a solid through April and 2013. The son of the late education. family fun night on the last parties are scheduled as far John Andre Richards and same time.” After college, he lived in Tracy Huziak-Clark, an Friday of every month. out as July, Mr. Boden said, Viola Tillison Richards, Allen associate professor of sci- Prices for classes start at noting it was a secondary was born in Bristol, Tenn., in Tipp City working in Tipp City ence education at Bowling $8 per class or $30 per focus “that kind of took off.” 1923. and Troy for more than 30 The Boden children also He is survived by his wife, Green State University, month. years as a teacher, coach The idea behind Build It play a role in Build It, help- Rosemary; children, Julie, said hands-on activities, and director of athletics. He such as through the use of stemmed from a Lego club ing their parents out in the Amy and Mark; sisters, Lynn RICHARDS also earned an induction into Legos and K’Nex, engage that Mrs. Boden formed at center and even designing and JoAnn; six grandchildren; the Ohio Athletic Director’s students in a way that tra- the elementary school some of the party favors. two great-grandchildren; and Hall of Fame. In addition to the numerous nieces and ditional teaching methods where she teaches with The family would like to input from her own chil- Bodens, Build It has a nephews. don’t. extend an invitation to gather “Anytime students are dren Ethan, 8, Andrew, 7, teacher who facilitates the He was preceded in death by and share stories in a celepreschool classes. able to be creative, work and Abby, 5. his son, Matthew; sisters, bration of Alkie’s life from 4-7 The Bodens said they’re Louise and Margie. The Bodens wanted collaboratively and create p.m. Saturday, March 9, in the old about the Alkie graduated from Miamisburg something it really builds their children to get optimistic Broadway gym in Tipp City, located at on their learning,” Huziak- involved in some type of future, already planning High School in 1941. He was a stand223 W. Broadway. Clark said. “Getting their after-school activity, but on summer camps with out athlete in football, basketball and Alkie, born into poverty, watched hands dirty . stimulates they weren’t interested in themes such as Stars Wars baseball, earning an athletic scholarcountless doors open for him as a parts of the brain that sports, art classes or any of and rocket ships. They also ship to the University of Cincinnati. result of his involvement in athletics. aren’t reached through just the other activities they are planning a dream College was interrupted by World The family would like to pay it forward. tried. “We just couldn’t find house theme in hopes of listening.” War II, where he served in the Pacific Donations may be made to cover Pay Each wall of Build It is their niche,” Mrs. Boden reaching more girls. Mrs. for the Marine Corps. In the course of to Play fees for in-need Tippecanoe Boden estimates about 25 dedicated to a specific area said. his college career, Alkie earned 16 middle and high school student athOne of her children sug- percent of the children of science, including earth varsity letters, five from Penn State on letes. Send donations to Tippecanoe and space, life, and physical gested a Lego club, and signed up for classes so far the GI Bill, while in the military, and 11 Educational Endowment, P.O. Box sciences. The walls are since one didn’t exist, Mrs. are girls. 626, Tipp City, OH 45371, with Alkie And since they like from the University of Cincinnati. He brightly painted with colors Boden started one with was invited to join the Chicago Bears Richards written on memo line of specifically matched to col- support from the school building with Legos themchecks. that initially drew more selves, the Bodens hope to by the legendary coach, George ors used by Lego. Messages may be sent to Alkie’s eventually schedule times Halas, but declined the invitation. In During a recent class than 100 children. 1985, he was inducted into the daughters at or But that was just the when parents can bring designed for children in their children to get help Cincinnati Bearcat Hall of Fame for kindergarten through fifth beginning. Last year, Mr. Boden assembling kits that Lego grade, the youngsters were tasked with building cars found out that the company offers. ARY NN UNKE “It’s kind of nice that it’s from Legos. Then using a he worked for was moving ramp, the children tested to Chicago. The Bodens did- off to a slow start, because Mary Ann attended the their cars for distance trav- n’t want to move their fam- we can learn as we go,” Mrs. TIPP CITY — Mary Ann Zunke, age 83, of Tipp City, Tipp City United Methodist eled, precision, and durabil- ily, so Mr. Boden, who has a Boden said. Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 22, Church. 2013, at SpringMeade Funeral services will be at Retirement Community, Tipp 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, City. She was born March 18, 2013, at Baird Funeral 1929, in Glade Hill, Va., to the Home, Troy, with the Pastor late Harvey Levi and Mattie Bonita Wood officiating. Bailey (Hutchinson) Thomas. Interment will follow in Mary Ann is survived by her Riverside Cemetery, Troy. COLUMBUS (AP) — The last week. That’s compared repeat offenders. The family will receive number of inmates return- with the national rate of Ohio’s prison population husband of 60 years, Willis E. ZUNKE friends from 3-5 p.m. and 6ing to Ohio prisons upon about 43 percent. remains under 50,000 “Bill” Zunke; two sons and 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, release has hit a new low, a Mohr said groups that inmates, a level not seen daughters-in-law, Dale and Jennifer Zunke of Portland, Texas, and at the funeral home. trend the state attributes to work on helping inmates since 2007. Memorial contributions may be made a focus on keeping inmates readjust to life outside are The number of inmates Alan and Deb Zunke of Troy, Ohio; two to the American Cancer Society, in the community and the doing more to enter the pris- with the least serious convic- grandsons and spouse, Dale and Southwest Region Office, 2808 involvement of groups that ons beforehand. The agency tions, such as theft or drug Jackie Zunke of Atlanta, Ga., and Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206. work with inmates before is being more welcoming of abuse, rose to 20 percent of Matthew Zunke of Piqua, Ohio. Friends may express condolences to their release. such groups, which can all admissions late last year, In addition to her parents, Mary Ann the family through www.bairdfuneralThe drop comes even include faith-based organi- from a previous low of 15 was preceded in death by two sisters; when the number of people zations, halfway houses and percent. four half-brothers; and one half-sister. serving time for drug and volunteers. The increase in the numproperty offenses has risen “We owe a great deal to ber of low-level offenders is in the state, despite efforts to caring and concerned com- troubling in light of that law, FUNERAL DIRECTORY OBITUARY POLICY reduce the numbers of low- munity people that have Mohr said. He said the level offenders in prison. committed to reaching into inmate population would be A three-year review of our prisons and not just much higher if the state was- • Claude C. Jones Jr. In respect for friends and family, the inmates released in 2009 waiting until our people are n’t also making headway on TIPP CITY — Claude C. Jones Jr., Troy Daily News prints a funeral directory found that only 29 percent leaving,” Mohr said. keeping the return rate low. 69, of Vandalia, Ohio, passed away free of charge. Families who would like phoreturned to prison, comA 2011 law aims to save Kansas, Michigan, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Hospice of tographs and more detailed obituary informapared with the previous low the state millions of dollars Mississippi, Ohio, Oregon, Dayton. A memorial visitation will be tion published in the Troy Daily News, should of 31 percent, Gary Mohr, by shrinking the number of Texas and Vermont all saw Friday, March 1, 2013, at the American contact their local funeral home for pricing director of the Ohio inmates and reducing the the number of repeat offend- Legion Hall No. 586, Tipp City. Frings details. Department of Rehabil- number of offenders who ers drop between 2005 and and Bayliff Funeral Home, Tipp City, is in charge of arrangements. itation and Correction, said might to return to prison as 2007.

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JFK holds complex place in black history BY JESSE WASHINGTON Associated Press Not that many years ago, three portraits hung in thousands of AfricanAmerican homes, a visual tribute to men who had helped black people navigate the long journey to equality. There was Jesus, who represented unconditional hope, strength and love. There was Martin Luther King Jr., who personified the moral crusade that ended legal segregation. And then there was President John F. Kennedy. inclusion Kennedy’s may seem puzzling, considering that his civil rights legacy has undergone substantial reassessment since his Nov. 22, 1963, assassination. But a look at why so many black people revered him then and why younger generations have largely forgotten his civil rights work shows that even 50 years later, Kennedy holds an important but complicated place in black history. “We’re still trying to figure it out,” says John Mack, a longtime civil rights activist who was fighting segregation in Atlanta when Kennedy was elected president in 1960. Mack says that we can only speculate on what Kennedy might have done for civil rights had he not been killed. “It’s a question we’re wrestling with and cannot answer,” Mack says. For many older AfricanAmericans, Kennedy was a president who sympathized with black struggle like no other before him. They recall him speaking eloquently against segregation despite resistance from Southern racists in his own Democratic party. Some even feel that his support for civil rights was one reason he was killed, even though racial motives are not prominent among the many theories about Kennedy’s death. Yes, these black folks say, Kennedy may have moved reluctantly on civil rights. Yes, he may have been motivated by the need for votes more than racial justice but they speak of the effort he made. “People say he should have moved faster, but he’s dead because of the pace


In this Nov. 21, 1963, file photo, President John F. Kennedy walks past young bystanders during his visit to San Antonio. “Our goal must be an educational system in the spirit of the declaration of independence — a system in which all are created equal,” Kennedy said in a graduation speech at San Diego State College on June 11, 1963. “A system in which every child, whether born a banker's son in a Long Island mansion, or a Negro sharecropper’s son in an Alabama cotton field, has every opportunity for an education that his abilities and character deserve.” that he did move,” says Rev. Shirley Jordan, a pastor and community activist in her native Richmond, Va. She was 13 when Kennedy was shot in Dallas. She heard the news in school, she recalls, but especially felt the impact when she got home: “My mother cried as though it was her child who had died.” “That was just the tone, the aura. There was a big cloud over the whole black community,” Jordan says. “When you look at the pictures of the funeral, you see so many black people out there.” Later, Jordan’s parents hung Kennedy’s portrait next to King’s in their housing project apartment. Such portraits also were a common sight in black homes for Rev. Charles Booth, who grew up in Baltimore. “You always saw pictures of Jesus Christ, John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King,” says Booth, now a pastor in Columbus. “You could go in an average home and see a picture of JFK on the wall. In the minds of most black people at the time, he was a friend to the African-American community.” One reason why, Booth says, was Kennedy’s relationship with King though

that, too, was complicated. They first met in June 1960. Kennedy, then a senator from Massachusetts, would soon win the Democratic presidential nomination. King had become a national figure for leading the victorious bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala., that ignited the civil rights movement. As a Democrat, running against Republican Richard Nixon (at the time, many influential blacks, including Jackie Robinson, Republicans), were Kennedy faced some difficult racial calculus. The South, where Jim Crow kept black people in a second-class status, was ruled by Democrats. To win the presidency, Kennedy needed white Southern Democrats, and many of them hated King, whom they saw as a threat to their way of life. In a speech soon after meeting King, Kennedy spoke of the “moving examples of moral courage” shown by civil rights protesters. Their peaceful demonstrations, he said, were not “to be lamented, but a great sign of responsibility, of good citizenship, of the American spirit.” Referencing the growing “sit-in” movement, in which black customers demanded service at white-only

restaurants, Kennedy said: “It is in the American tradition to stand up for one’s rights even if the new way to stand up for one’s rights is to sit down.” But there was another side to Kennedy’s stance. Behind the scenes, his aides were urging King to end his nonviolent protests, according to historian Taylor Branch in his authoritative civil rights chronicle “Parting the Waters.” Since the protests were suppressed by being Democrats, they made it harder for Kennedy to get black votes in the North. But if Kennedy criticized the suppression, he would lose white votes in the South. Declining to heed Kennedy’s men and curtail protests, King was arrested with a group of students at an Atlanta sit-in on Oct. 19, 1960, scant weeks before the excruciatingly close election. King refused to post bail. He remained behind bars as the Ku Klux Klan marched through streets and Atlanta Kennedy and Nixon held their final televised debate. Authorities produced a 5-month-old traffic ticket from a neighboring county, and King was sentenced to four months’ hard labor. By the next morning King was

in a maximum-security prison. Many feared he would soon be killed. Over the objections of Kennedy’s brother and campaign manager, Robert Kennedy, who wanted to steer clear of the matter, an aide managed to convince the candidate to place a sympathetic call to King’s pregnant wife, Coretta. News of Kennedy’s call was leaked to reporters. Yet King was still in jail until Robert Kennedy called the judge. Suddenly, bail was granted and King was freed. The story of the Kennedys’ involvement made headlines in black newspapers nationwide. King issued a statement saying he was “deeply indebted to Senator Kennedy,” although he remained nonpartisan. The Kennedy campaign printed tens of thousands of pamphlets describing the episode, and distributed them in black churches across the country on the Sunday before the election. Kennedy, who got 78 percent of the black vote, won the election by one of the narrowest margins in U.S. history. “In an election that close,” says Villanova University professor David Barrett, “you could make a case that Kennedy’s call to

Coretta mattered enough to win.” Booth, the Ohio pastor, has pondered Kennedy’s motivations. “I don’t know if a large number of AfricanAmericans thought critically about Kennedy’s shrewdness,” Booth says. “He was very much courting that Southern vote. Politicians do what politicians do. The political reality may not always be the ethical reality.” As president, Kennedy’s top priority was foreign policy. There were enormous Cold War challenges from the Soviet Union and Vietnam to Cuba, site of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion and of a crisis over Soviet missiles that threatened to trigger nuclear war. Meanwhile, at home, the boiling civil rights movement could not be ignored. “Freedom Riders” seeking to integrate Southern bus lines were mercilessly beaten. Whites rioted to prevent the black student James Meredith from enrolling at the University of Mississippi; two people were killed after Kennedy sent in Army forces to ensure Meredith’s admission. In Birmingham, Ala., police loosed clubs, dogs and fire hoses on peaceful protesters, and a church bombing killed four black girls. Images of the violence shamed America before the world. blood flowed, As Kennedy moved cautiously toward civil rights legislation. Publicly, Kennedy’'s administration was reluctant to intervene in the Southern violence unless federal law was being flouted. Privately, Kennedy's men urged protest leaders to slow down and avoid confrontation. Many saw the administration's stance as aloof or even helpless. Earlier, after Kennedy had disowned proposals that were part of the Democrats' 1960 campaign platform, NAACP president Roy Wilkins said Kennedy was offering “a cactus bouquet.” Mack, the civil rights activist, was at the Democratic convention where those promises were made. He recalls being highly frustrated with Kennedy’s pace once he became president.

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NEW YORK (AP) — It had to be an accident. Though hard to imagine now, that was the prevailing theory moments after an explosion rocked the World Trade Center around noon on a chilly Feb. 26, 1993. The truth that a cell of Islamic extremists had engineered a car-bomb attack that killed six people, injured more than 1,000 and caused more than a half-billion dollars in damage “was incomprehensible at the time,” recalled FBI agent John Anticev. On the eve of the 20year anniversary of the bombing, Anticev and other current and former law enforcement officials involved in the case reflected on an event that taught them tough lessons about a dire threat from jihadists. That threat, now seared into the city’s psyche because of the Sept. 11 attacks, felt vague and remote two decades ago. “In those days, terrorism wasn’t the first reaction,” said former federal prosecutor David Kelley. The scale of the attack was the first dramatic demonstration that “terrorism is theater and New York is the biggest stage,” said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. A two-time commissioner, Kelly was serving his first stint when the

initial report that came in to police that day that there was an apparent transformer explosion at the trade center. Kelly raced to the scene, where the bomb planted in a parked Ryder van had left a crater half the size of a football field in the trade center garage. For the first time since it opened in 1973, the trade center stood in the darkness that night. “I remember seeing this tremendous sea of firstresponder vehicles … and smoke was coming out,” Kelly said. The commissioner gathered with other police and federal officials in a nearby hotel conference room to assess the damage. The meeting didn’t last long because an engineer warned “the floor could collapse at any time,” Kelly said. A day later, after a utility mishap was ruled out, authorities “started to come to the conclusion it was bomb,” Kelly said. Anticev and other FBI agents were initially assigned to pursue rumors that the twin towers may have been attacked in retaliation for the U.S. bombing of Serbia. But the probe took a dramatic turn after investigators found a vehicle identification number on a piece of the blown-up van. Investigators later

learned that the renter of the van wanted to get his deposit back after reporting it stolen a break that sounded too good to be true. “I was betting he wouldn’t show up,” said Kelley. The renter, Mohammed Salameh, indeed appeared to demand his deposit about a week after the blast. When Anticev heard Salameh’s name, “I really almost started to cry,” the agent recalled. His dismay was wellearned. He had long been watching Salameh and other radical Muslims in the FBI’s investigation of the assassination of Jewish Defense League founder Meir Kahane at a Manhattan hotel. The FBI knew the men had practiced together shooting guns and assembling pipe bombs. But in the summer of 1992, investigators lost an informant who possibly could have warned of the more ambitious plot, Anticev said. A pipe-bomb attack “was as big a plot as we thought they were capable of,” he said. In hindsight, Anticev believes agents were “too Western” in their attempts to neutralize the budding terrorists before they struck.



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• RECRUITING: Troy Christian High School will host a college recruiting seminar, presented by Dynamite Sports and designed to help prepare parents and student-athletes for the process of being recruited to play college athletics. The hour-long presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, but interested participants are asked to come early to receive handouts and watch a pre-program video. • HOCKEY: Registration will take place from now until March 7 for the Troy Recreation Department’s Youth Introduction to Hockey Program held at Hobart Arena. The program is for children ages 5-10 and will begin March 11. Registration forms can be found at Hobart Arena or online at bart_arena.html. For more information, please call the Recreation Department at 339-5145. • COACHING SEARCH: Tippecanoe High School is seeking to fill the position of head varsity volleyball coach. A letter of interest, resume and support material may be submitted to Matt Shomper, Athletic Director, 615 E. Kessler-Cowlesville Road, Tipp City, Ohio 45371. Phone: (937) 6696364, Fax: (937) 667-0912, email: The application deadline is noon on March 8. • SOCCER: Registration will take place from now until March 16 for the Troy Recreation Department’s Youth Indoor Soccer Program held at Hobart Arena. The program is for ages 4-8 and will begin the week of April 8. Register online now at For more information, please call the Recreation Department at 339-5145. • HALL OF FAME: The Trojan Athletics Hall of Fame is still accepting nominations for its 2013 inaugural class. Induction will be held in the fall of 2013. Entrance to the selection process is through public nomination. The deadline for nominations is April 1. Nomination forms are available at all home events or at the athletics office at Troy High School. • SUBMIT-A-TIP: To submit an item to the Troy Daily News sports section, please contact Josh Brown at or Colin Foster at

Trojans’ season ends

SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY Wrestling Division III District at Fairmont Troy Christian, Covington, Miami East, Lehman (10 a.m.) MONDAY Bowling District at Beavercreek Troy girls (7:30 a.m.) TUESDAY Boys Basketball Division III Sectional at Tecumseh Miami East vs. Anna (6:30 p.m.) at Tippecanoe Bethel vs. Greeneview (6 p.m.) Division IV Sectional at Troy Troy Christian vs. Jefferson (8 p.m.) WEDNESDAY Boys Basketball Division II Sectional at Springfield Tippecanoe vs. Urbana (8 p.m.) Division IV Sectional at Piqua Lehman vs. Houston (7:30 p.m.) at Troy Newton vs. Tri-Village (6:30 p.m.)

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McGraw 4th at district, qualifies for state In the biggest match of his career, Troy’s Kevin McGraw did things in style. “Winning a match in overtime is special. Winning a close match is special. But getting a pin? That’s the name of the game,” Troy coach Doug Curnes said. And it also put McGraw’s name on the list of state qualifiers. See Page A10.

Troy boys bowlers headed back to state In a wild finish, the Troy boys bowling team shot a 234 in the final baker game to slip into the final qualifying spot for next weekend’s state bowling championship. For Troy, it marks the third trip in a row to state — and sixth in the past 10 seasons. See Page A10.


February 24, 2013

Troy senior Dylan Cascaden drives around a Northmont defender Saturday during the opening round of the Division I sectional tournament at Butler High School’s Student Activities Center. The Thunderbolts ended the Trojans’ season with a 64-52 victory.

Northmont tops Troy in sectional BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor Troy had all the pieces it needed to be successful all along. “Unfortunately, that took until the last two or three weeks to start putting it all together,” Troy coach Tim Miller said. After winning its last three games to finish the regular season, though, it was too little, too late as the 17th-seeded Trojans’ season came to an end Saturday in the first round of the Division I sectional tournament at Butler’s Student Activities


VANDALIA Center in a 64-52 loss to No. 3 Northmont. And now the Trojans (6-17) find themselves looking at next season without one major piece from the last three seasons — senior Tyler Miller. “We’re going to miss him immensely,” Miller said of his leading scorer this season. “He’s been a varsity player for me since his sophomore year. I can’t say enough good things about him. A hole like that doesn’t get


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Miami East’s Leah Dunivan grabs a rebound above two National Trail players Saturday in the Division III sectional title game at Tippecanoe.


Troy Christian’s Garret Hancock cradles an opponent Saturday during the first day of the Division III district tournament at Fairmont’s Trent Arena.

State aspirations D-III district meet gets under way BY COLIN FOSTER Associate Sports Editor When Troy Christian coach Ty Morgan was asked if he thought his team was capable of winning a Division III district title, there was no hesitation in his voice. “Absolutely,” Morgan replied.

BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor The Miami East Vikings like winning titles so much, they want to start a collection. “One down, three more to go,” Miami East coach Preston Elifritz said after his Vikings routed National Trail 75-39 in Saturday’s Division III sectional championship game at Tippecanoe High School. “We’re super happy to win the sectional — the third in four years for our seniors and our third in a row — but we’re never satisfied.”


KETTERING After all, most of his kids have been to this point before. And when all was said and done on Day One at Fairmont High School, the Eagles were atop the leaderboard with 53 points. Covington and Dayton Christian are deadlocked in second place with 50.5 points each. The Eagles had five out of six wrestlers advance to today’s semifinals. Defending state champs Jordan Marshall (152)

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Miami East’s Allen Seagraves looks to stick a pin Saturday during

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Ashley Current led the Vikings (24-1) with a double-double off the bench, scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebounds — one of five players with nine or more points for Miami East. Trina Current added 13 points, four rebounds and three assists, Angie Mack hit two of the Vikings’ five 3s on the day and scored 11, Leah Dunivan had nine points and four rebounds and Madison Linn had nine points and three assists. “That (balance) is something we like to have,” Elifritz said. “It means that one day we can have anyone step up whenever someone else is slumping.

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Troy sophomore Zelnick places twice at state Staff Reports Troy’s Michelle Zelnick is a onewoman gang. Out of 71 schools competing at the Division I state swimming meet, Zelnick — the lone Troy swimmer to reach state — swam well enough in her two events to finish 23rd overall in the team standings. The sophomore placed fifth in the 200 individual medley (2:03.77) and took seventh in the 100 backstroke (56.85 seconds) — making that four top-seven finishes in four different

year, coming to state and swimming two different events than she did last year,” Troy coach Chris Morgan events at state said. “It was great to see her beat her in her first two own record in the 200 IM. With three years of varsity fifth-place finishes and one seventhswimming. place finish in the last two years, I “I’m pretty feel this shows her ability to be a happy with state contender in the years to come. placing, and In today’s world, it’s great to see a being able to young person with so much talent make it into the final heat ZELNICK who also is a great individual.” for the last two Zelnick was the youngest person years,” Zelnick said. in the final heat of the 200 IM. Three “Shelly was impressive again this of the top four swimmers in that race


were seniors. Akron Firestone senior Katie Miller won both events Zelnick swam in. Miller set a new state record in the 200 IM with a time of 1:57.98 and won the 100 back with a time of 54.04 seconds. Where Miller is today, however, is where Zelnick dreams to be in the years to come. “That (winning state) is definitely an aspiration of mine,” Zelnick said. “It’s not really something I think about going into a race, though. I hope by the time I’m a senior, I can compete for a state title.”

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FAIRFIELD — In the biggest match of his career, Troy’s Kevin McGraw did things in style. “Winning a match in overtime is special. Winning a close match is special. But getting a pin? That’s the name of the game,” Troy coach Doug Curnes said. And it also put McGraw’s name on the list of state qualifiers. McGraw (182) pinned Kings’ Matt Sannella in 3:39 in the get-to-state match in the consolation semifinal round, putting himself into the consolation finals, where he took fourth place at the

Division I district tournament at Fairfield High School Saturday. “In the go-to-state match, Kevin got the fall,” Curnes said. “The kid went to his hip, and Kevin powered through it. We knew right then that he had the match won.” McGraw — the only one of five Trojan district qualifiers to reach the semifinal round with a pair of wins on Friday — lost in the semifinal 5-3 to Moeller’s Quinton Rosser. He bounced back with the pin over Sannella, then he finished fourth by

dropping a 5-1 decision to Loveland’s Gunner Lay. “(Lay) is definitely a strength guy, and Kevin is more of a finesse guy,” Curnes said. “Kevin did everything he could to stay away and stay off his back. He wrestled as well as he could. He did that all weekend, actually. “He was consistent all weekend, and that’s what’s important — consistency and making sure your mind and body is ready to go.” McGraw is the first Troy wrestler since Cole Cochran in 2011 to qualify for the state meet. “I hate sitting at home next weekend,” Curnes said.

“It’s like all those teams sitting at home on Super Bowl Sunday. I feel like I’m playing hooky.” Alex Dalton (285) won his first consolation match of Saturday with a pin and his second with a 6-2 decision, but he fell 8-3 to Northmont’s Ameer Daniels in the get-to-state round. He finished fifth with an 8-4 victory over rival Aaron Cosby of Springfield. Andrew Kostecka (220) lost in his first consolation match of the day in a tight 32 decision to Lakota West’s Eli McBurrows. The state meet begins Thursday at the Schottenstein Center in

Columbus. • Division II District BOWLING GREEN — The Tippecanoe Red Devils and Milton-Union’s Matt Bracci managed to avoid the Graham Falcons in the Division II district meet this season, qualifying to Bowling Green’s site instead of their usual site in Goshen. They still ran into plenty of stiff competition, though, as neither team was able to qualify a wrestler to the state meet. Tippecanoe had a pair of wrestlers finish fifth. Jack Peura (138) — who won his first two matches on Friday — dropped to the consolation bracket with a semifi-

nal loss on Saturday, then lost in the get-to-state match in the consolation semifinal round. He placed fifth by defeating Clear Fork’s Logan Harless 7-5. Austin Robbins (160) lost his first-round match on Friday then fought his way back with three straight consolation victories before falling 9-4 to Monroe’s Chris Wilson in the get-to-state round. He pinned Carroll’s Ian Brown to place fifth. Mitchell Poynter (120) and Gabe Callicoat (145) both went 1-2 in the tournament, while Brandon Arndts (170), Shane Dodd (195) and Chip Flohr (220) went 0-2.

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District ■ CONTINUED FROM A9 and B.J. Toal (182) reached the semis in dominating fashion, as did Jarred Ganger (113), Garrett Hancock (120) and freshman Chase Mayhabb (126). Marshall made short work of Waynesville’s Collin Foster to open the day, winning by pin in the first round. In the quarterfinals, Marshall came out aggressive from the start, scoring double-digit takedowns in a 25-10 tech fall win over St. John’s Wes Buettner. And for Marshall, his last win was all about sending a message to the wrestlers who remain in the competition. “This kid (Buettner) was supposed to be good,” Marshall said. “I really wanted to come out and show the difference between us. I mean, I took him down with all takedowns. There were no near-falls. I think I had 13 takedowns.” Likewise, Toal eased his way to a pinfall victory over Ada’s Jarod Woodland in the first round, then had a 24-9 tech fall win against Donald Moore of Waynesville in the quarterfinals. Freshman Chase Mayabb upset two high seeds to earn his spot in the semifinal. To kick things off, Mayabb upset Wayne Trace’s Aaron Miller 10-3, then he defeated Madeira’s Alvi Ibarra 8-1 in the quarters. Ganger pinned Dixie’s Josh Hartmeir in 29 seconds to start the day, then pinned Coldwater’s Spencer Seibert in the quarters. Hancock pinned Wayne Trace’s Matt Baxter and Dayton Christian’s Josh Clary in the quarters. Zach Davie (106) won his first-round match against Deer Park’s Jesse Potts by a count of 12-4. In the quarters, Davie was defeated by Wayne Trace’s George Clemens.

Miami East’s Austin Rush controls an opponent Saturday at the Division III district tournament. • Buccs Back For More The Buccs will return 10 out of their 11 wrestlers for the second day of action. of those Three wrestlers, Ryan Ford (126), A.J. Ouellette (182) and Brian Olson (195), advanced to the semifinal round. Ford beat Waynesville’s Kalob Tuck 12-3, and followed with a 19-8 major decision victory over Coldwater’s Jordan Obringer in the quarters. He will go against Greeneview’s Andrew Hoskins in today’s semis. Ouellette started with a pin on Coldwater’s Nick Clune, then earned a 4-2 victory over sectional champion Kalub Jones. Olson pinned Badin’s Mike Sanders, then rolled to a 21-6 win over Spencerville’s Lucas Shumate in the quarterfinal. Connor Ryan(106) upset Williamsburg’s sectional champ Kendal Johnson in a 5-3 overtime decision to start the day. Ryan, however, was then sent to the consolation round with a 94 loss to Coldwater’s Jay Uhlenhake in the quarters. Daniel Jennings (145) won by a 10-4 decision over Balnchester’s Dylan Huston, the fell in the quarters against Dixie’s Matt Buxton, 11-3. Jake Sowers (152) pinned Dayton Christian’s

John Carr, then lost to Bluffton’s Zach Wilson by a 23-8 tech fall. Kyler Deeter (160) pinned Ada’s Austin Windle to start the day, but lost a tight 2-1 decision to Carlisle’s Jimmy Sandlin in the quarters. Ben Miller (170) started the day with a pin on Connar Wilson of North College Hill. Miller lost a 7-3 decision to Delphos St. John’s Will Buettner in the second round. Justin Daniel (220) defeated Madeira’s Nick Gelhaus by pinfall in his opening bout, before getting beat by Lima Bath’s Kyle Lhamon. Brock Smith (138) fell in the first round, 5-3, to Mariemont’s Riley Henderson, then rebounded with an 11-2 major deciover Dayton sion Christian’s Brandon Moore. Jordan Wolfe (285) had his season ended, losing his two matches to Ryan Fessler (Middletown Fenwick) and Alex Shaffer (Columbus Grove). He finishes the season with a record of 23-14. • Vikings Still Alive All six Miami East wrestlers still have a chance to make state. Allen Seagraves is looking to earn a trip to Columbus for the fourth consecutive year. His task, however, got a little tougher with a secondround loss on Saturday. After pinning Bluffton’s Colt Freeman in the first


Troy Christian freshman Chase Mayabb breaks down an opponent Saturday at the Division III district tournament at Fairmont’s Trent Arena.

Covington’s Ryan Ford tries to turn an opponent Saturday during the Division III district tournament. round, Seagraves (120) fell exact same thing, and by a 6-5 score to Allen, for whatever reason, Greeneview’s Logan didn’t get the call.” As for the rest of the Lacure in the quarters. “You hate to say it when Vikings, they will all be the official takes it out of wrestling out of the consothe kids’ hands inside the lation bracket in hopes of match, but that’s basically making the top four. Josh Morrow (106) lost what happened,” Miami East coach Jason Sroufe his first match of the day to said. “We’re not one to Blanchester’s Trey Lynch, make excuses, but some- 3-2, then pinned Allen times in a close match, offi- East’s Lee Dues in the first consolation round. cials make quick calls. “Their kid got a quick Matthew Amheiser (113) call late, then we did the rebounded after losing his

opener, pinning Reading’s Zach Lattire in the consolation round. Austin Rush (132) pinned Coldwater’s Reece Kaiser in the first round, before falling to Carlisle’s Jason Sandlin on a 13-3 major decision in the quarters. Ben Ferguson (285) pinned Blanchester’s Scott Newman in his opener and suffered a 13-3 major decision loss to Dayton Nathan Christian’s Jackson in the quarters. Mack Rose (145) lost his first-round bout to Deer Park’s Austin Siemon, 10-4. Then in the consolation round, Rose beat Twin Valley South’s Shade Holsapple, 4-0. “Allen’s a three-time state qualifier, with this year it will hopefully be four,” Sroufe said. “He will have to bounce back, but he should be fine — all the kids will. We’re just going to have to wrestle lights out for the rest of the tournament.” As a team, Miami East is in 22nd place with 18 points. Wrestling resumes today at 10 a.m.

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Indians top Reds in another slugfest

3 straight for Troy

When Indians manager Terry Francona was hired in October, he targeted Raburn, telling general manager Chris Antonetti that if the 31-year-old ever became available to scoop him up. “Sometimes by the luck of the draw you might have a chance to get a guy like that,” Francona said. “Maybe we caught a break.” Raburn can play second, third, right or left field. His versatility is what initially attracted him to Francona, who has seen players in the past move to a new team and thrive. “He had a tough year,” Francona said. “That happens. If he would have had a good year, we wouldn’t have had a chance to get him.” Raburn hit six homers with 19 RBIs last spring in Detroit’s camp.

Trojans 4th at district, qualify for state tournament

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Once the Tigers tossed Ryan Raburn aside, the Indians happily snagged him. Raburn helped his chances to make Cleveland’s roster as a utility player by hitting two more homers Saturday, and the Indians outlasted the Cincinnati Reds 13-10 in another high-scoring exhibition between Ohio’s major leaguers. Raburn also homered in Friday’s spring opener and has connected for a homer in his three at-bats this spring, driving in five runs. He was released by Detroit in November following a disappointing season. Raburn opened 2012 as the Tigers’ starting second baseman, but batted just .171 in 66 games and was demoted to the minor leagues.

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In a wild finish, the Troy boys bowling team shot a 234 in the final baker game to slip into the final qualifying spot for next weekend’s state bowling championship. For Troy, it marks the third trip in a row to state — and sixth in the past 10 seasons — as the Trojans finished fourth in the 24team district tournament field at Beaver-Vu Bowl on Saturday. Troy started the day out slow and then spent the rest of the tournament working its way back into contention. A first-game 949 put the Trojans in 14th place and in an early hole. However, the Trojans did not panic. Troy then put together a team game of 987 to move up five

spots in the standings then reeled off a 1,054 game to move into seventh heading into baker play. More importantly though, the big last game moved the Trojans to within only 10 pins of the cut and set up the wild finish. With only 10 pins separating fourth-throughseventh place, the Trojans needed to leapfrog three teams in six baker games to make it to state. The Trojans shot an opening baker game of 219 to immediately pass Versailles, Northmont, and Centerville to move into fourth. Then the musical chairs began. Troy gradually slid all the way back to seventh place after the next three baker

games of 183-165-188. Troy had to cover the same ground, this time with only two baker games remaining. The Trojans put together a fifth-game 202 that moved them to fifth, re-passing Versailles and Centerville. Then came the big 234 finale that nipped Northmont at the finish and held off the rest of the tightly-bunched field to send Troy to Wayne Webb’s Bowl in Columbus for next week’s state finals. A.J. Bigelow and Andrew Spencer were placed on the All-District tournament team for their performance. Bigelow shot games of 203-229258 for a 690 series to place third individually overall. Spencer rolled games of 234-247-184 for

a 665 series to finish eighth individually. Michael Barkett aided the cause with a 237 game and 597 series. Austin Eidemiller added a 203. Tippecanoe’s Logan Banks participated in the tournament as an individual, rolling games of 143212-175 for a 530 series. “I know that he would have liked to do better, but I’m so proud of him for getting to the district tournament and representing Tippecanoe,” Tippecanoe coach Clay Lavercombe said. The Troy boys team will compete at state on Saturday, while one Trojan girl is still alive. Freshman Rachel Darrow bowls at Beaver-Vu Monday after the girls district tournament was iced out on Friday.



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Miami East’s Abby Cash sizes up a shot Saturday against National Trail. ■ CONTINUED FROM A9 “These kids deserve it. They all come out, work hard and epitomize everything that a team should be.” National Trail (16-9), meanwhile, kept things relatively close early — but ran into trouble when post Kate Deaton picked up her third foul with two minutes left in the first quarter. The Blazers simply weren’t the same without her. “She (Deaton) hurt us in the game at our place earlier this season. She led them in scoring and rebounds,” Elifritz said, referring to a 58-32 Miami East win one month ago. “She got two fouls early, so the very next play we went right back at her and she got her third. I’m glad the girls were able to capitalize on that situation. It was a turning point in the game.” Deaton finished with six points — all of which came in the first quarter before her foul trouble — and nine rebounds. A 9-9 score turned into a 24-13 Miami East lead at the end of the first quarter, but three 3s by Paige Thompson — who hit five in the game and finished with a game-high 23 points — kept the Blazers from being completely blown away by the half, where the Vikings led comfortably 42-23. The blown-away part came in the third quarter. Nothing fell for the Blazers in the third


Miami East’s Madison Linn drives past the National Trail defense Saturday during the Division III sectional title game at Tippecanoe High School. thanks to the Miami East defense, which limited National Trail to only a pair of free throws and jumped ahead 61-25. In fact, the Blazers hit only one 2-pointer in the entire second half, connecting on four fourth-quarter 3s. “(Assistant) coach Kelly Cash said at the half that they were trying to play at our tempo and had hung around for two quarters,” Elifritz said. “So we didn’t do anything different. That was just us wearing them down by being able to play at the pace we play at. In the third quarter, we opened the flood gates. “(National Trail’s 3s) are low percentage shots. If a team wants to live and die by those, they’ve got to hit about 60 percent of them to keep up. And since our goal is to limit teams to one shot per trip, we’ll let them have those.” Now the Vikings will face Georgetown — a 5040 winner over Felicity Franklin — for the district title March 2 at Springfield. Georgetown

was one of the teams the Vikings beat on their way to the regional title game last season. “This was one of four championships we’re hoping to be privileged enough to play for this year, and next week is the second,” Elifritz said. Let the collecting begin. Miami East — 75 Jessica Barlage 0-0-0, Angie Mack 4-1-11, Samantha Skidmore 0-1-1, Renee DeFord 2-0-4, Tori Nuss 1-0-3, Katelyn Gardella 2-1-5, Ellie Gearhart 00-0, Madison Linn 3-2-9, Emily Kindell 0-1-1, Hannah Davisson 1-0-3, Ashley Current 6-2-14, Trina Current 5-3-13, Abby Cash 1-0-2, Leah Dunivan 4-1-9. Totals: 29-12-75. National Trail — 39 Andrea Hunt 1-0-2, Rachel Sibila 1-0-3, Tiffany Jordan 1-02, Miranda Mize 0-0-0, Paige Thompson 6-6-23, Alexus Acton 0-0-0, Natalie Hunt 0-0-0, Kaley Simpson 1-0-3, Tori Saunders 00-0, Kate Deaton 3-0-6, Kortney Rea 0-0-0. Totals: 13-6-39. Score By Quarters ME ....................24 42 61 75 NT .....................13 23 25 35 3-point goals: Miami East — Mack 2, Nuss, Linn, Davisson. National Trail — Sibila, Thompson 5, Simpson. Records: Miami East 24-1. National Trail 16-9.

■ Auto Racing

Fans hurt in Nationwide crash DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — At least 33 fans were injured Saturday during a NASCAR race when a car flew into the fence at Daytona International Speedway, hurling a tire and large pieces of debris into the stands. The accident happened on the last lap of the second-tier Nationwide Series race on the eve of Sunday’s Daytona 500, which officials said would go on as scheduled. As emergency workers tended to injured fans and ambulance sirens wailed in the background, a somber Tony Stewart skipped the traditional


Kyle Larson (32) goes airborne and into the catch fence during a multi-car crash during the final lap of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Saturday in Daytona Beach, Fla. post-race victory celebration. Stewart, who won for the 19th time at Daytona

and seventh time in the last nine season-opening Nationwide races, was in no mood to celebrate.

Troy’s Connor Super dribbles around a Northmont defender Saturday at Butler High School in the Division I sectional tournament.

Trojans ■ CONTINUED FROM A9 filled overnight.” But through all the struggles this season, the Trojans kept fighting — including on Saturday. “As for the rest of these seniors, things could have gotten to the point where they could’ve become selfish or disenchanted,” Miller said. “But their attitudes stayed positive all year, and they were very coachable the entire season. It just shows this group’s character.” those Unfortunately, early-season struggles stuck Troy up against a high seed in the tournament in Northmont, a talented team that Troy had problems matching up with early in the game. The Thunderbolts (16-7) blocked four Troy shots in the first quarter and used an eight-point run to pull ahead by double digits at 177. On three consecutive possessions, Cameron Taylor (11 points, seven steals) stole the ball at the point and coasted in for easy layups, and then Keith Richardson (12 points, four assists) stole the ball and hit Taylor on a fast break. The lead grew to as many as 15 at 28-13, and Northmont led 33-19 at the half. “We had to get through that shellshock and settle in against their athleticism and quickness,” Miller said. “We tried to emulate that in practice, but it’s a whole other level going from practice to actually playing in a game against it. We came out cold, got good looks early that could have changed things Northmont had to do defensively if shots had gone down. “But the kids were resilient and regrouped. We started taking care of the basketball in the second half and started getting good looks again.” And this time, the Trojans began burying them. Senior Jalen Nelson and

Troy’s Jalen Nelson dribbles the ball against Northmont Saturday at Butler High School. sophomore Tre Hudson hit back-to-back 3s — Troy’s first from long range in the game — to close the gap to single digits at 37-29. Troy got as close as seven at 39-32 after another 3 by Nelson, but Northmont rebuilt a 12point lead going into the fourth. The Trojans didn’t let Northmont deliver a knockout punch, keeping them within 12 at all times, but they could get no closer than eight, either. Nelson led the Trojans with 16 points and eight rebounds, Miller added 15 points and seven rebounds, Tre Hudson had 12 points, five rebounds and four assists and Dylan Cascaden had five points and three assists. And while Troy says goodbye to a large, experienced and talented senior class, there’s still plenty of work to be done by the younger players left behind. “We’ve got to make sure

the young kids do what they need to do in the spring, the summer and the fall, to take their games to the next level,” Miller said. “Because if they saw anything this year, it’s that nothing comes easy. You’ve got to put the work and time in.” Putting everything together. Troy — 52 Luke Manis 1-0-2, Jalen Nelson 5-4-16, T.J. Michael 0-0-0, Connor Super 0-0-0, Tre Hudson 5-0-12, Tyler Miller 6-2-15, Dylan Cascaden 2-1-5, Taren Kinnel 1-0-2. Totals: 20-7-52. Northmont — 64 Jonny Lowery 0-0-0, Keith Richardson 5-2-12, Addison 0-0-0, Dominique Gaulding Stallings 1-8-10, Cameron Taylor 51-11, Jordan Fugate 1-0-3, Kyle Webster 0-0-0, Brian Williams 1-24, Jordan Love 1-0-2, Isaiah Williams 2-0-4, Troy Mangen 1-4-6, Terry Ramsey 6-0-12. Totals: 2317-64. Score By Quarters Troy..........................7 19 34 52 Northmont ............19 33 44 64 3-point goals: Troy — Nelson 2, Hudson 2, Miller. Northmont — Fugate. Records: Troy 6-17. Northmont 16-7.

■ Boys/Girls Basketball

Red Devils advance, best Cougars for 3rd time Staff Reports


SPRINGFIELD — Beating the same team three times in one season is never an easy task. But Tippecanoe did just that on Saturday night against Kenton Ridge. The Red Devils led by only one point entering the final quarter but finished the game on a 21-9 run to close the door on the Cougars Saturday night to open Division II sectional play. Tippecanoe (18-5) won by a score of 52-39. “Our first and fourth quarters were huge,” Tippecanoe coach Marcus Bixler said. “We started the first on a 17-4 run, then we had that big run to put the game away in the fourth.” Nick Fischer led the Red Devils with 12 points, Michael Landwehr netted nine and Jared Ervin and

Cam Johnson each added eight. Tippecanoe’s next tournament game is against Urbana in Springfield Wednesday at 8 p.m. In the two teams’ first meeting of the season, Tippecanoe outlasted Urbana for a tripleovertime victory. Graham 52, Milton-Union 33 SPRINGFIELD — After Milton-Union’s 52-33 firstround tournament loss to Graham Saturday in Springfield, first-year coach Rusty Berner admitted it was a bitter pill to swallow. But in the grand scheme of things, the culture of Bulldog basketball has been changed for the better. “In terms of the big picture, I think the hardest thing whenever you lose your last game is that it’s the last

taste in your mouth,” Berner said. “The one thing I told the kids after the game is that they changed the culture of Milton basketball. The seniors have laid the foundation, and, whenever you’re in the process of doing that, it’s not about wins or losses, it’s about changing the mindset.” The Bulldogs’ 14 wins is the most by a Milton-Union team in the last 15 years. The Bulldogs also gave up the second-fewest points per game in school history. “I couldn’t be more proud of what our seniors did in terms of changing the culture,” Berner added. “Years down the line, I hope the kids can look back and say ‘I was a part of that.’” On Saturday, though, Graham’s defense, rebounding and shooting were just too much to overcome for Milton. Graham shot 53 per-

cent from the field, 63 percent behind the arc. The Falcons ended the game with a 29-15 rebounding advantage. Ben Stelzer led MiltonUnion with 16 points, while Trevor Klosterman added 10. Division IV Lehman 63, Riverside 39 PIQUA — Greg Spearman scored 20 and Nathan Hall added 10 to lift the Lehman Cavaliers to a 63-39 victory over Riverside Saturday night in the opening round of the Division IV Piqua sectional. Drew Westerheide added nine for the Cavs, which will face Houston Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Jackson Center 55, Bradford 33 PIQUA — Top-seeded Jackson Center used a 21-2 third-quarter run to come

away with a 55-33 victory over Bradford in the opening round of the Division IV sectional Saturday night in Piqua. Bradford was led by Brandon Wysong, who scored nine points. Eric Swabb and Josh Hoelscher each added eight in the loss. Division III Waynesville 65, Covington 52 NEW CARLISLE — Covington had its season ended in the first round of Division III sectional play Saturday night, falling to Waynesville 65-52 at Tecumseh High School. The Buccs end the season with a record of 14-9. No further details were provided. • Girls Division IV Franklin Monroe 43, Covington 25 BROOKVILLE — The third-seeded Franklin

Monroe Jets (12-12) figured some things out since the first time they played No. 2 Covington — a regular season loss — defeating the Buccaneers 43-25 in the Division IV sectional title game Saturday at Brookville High School. Jessie Crowell scored nine points to lead Covington (16-9) and Jackie Siefring added five. Tri-Village 46, Newton 19 BROOKVILLE — Newton (12-13) did what it could to slow down top-seeded Tri-Village Saturday in the Division I Brookville sectional title game — Newton’s first sectional title game in school history — but in the end the Patriots (23-2) knocked off the Indians 4619. Trista Lavy led Newton with eight points, while Megan Rutledge added six.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

BASEBALL Spring Training Glance All Times EST AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pct 1 0 1.000 Baltimore Chicago 1 0 1.000 2 0 1.000 Cleveland 1 0 1.000 Houston Kansas City 1 0 1.000 New York 1 0 1.000 1 0 1.000 Toronto 1 1 .500 Detroit Seattle 1 1 .500 1 1 .500 Tampa Bay 0 1 .000 Boston Los Angeles 0 2 .000 0 1 .000 Minnesota 0 1 .000 Oakland Texas 0 1 .000 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Chicago 1 0 1.000 Colorado 1 0 1.000 1 0 1.000 Miami Milwaukee 1 0 1.000 New York 1 0 1.000 1 0 1.000 Pittsburgh 1 0 1.000 San Francisco San Diego 1 1 .500 0 1 .000 Arizona 0 2 .000 Atlanta Cincinnati 0 2 .000 0 1 .000 Los Angeles 0 1 .000 Philadelphia St. Louis 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 Washington NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against nonmajor league teams do not. Friday's Games Detroit 2, Atlanta 1 Texas 5, Kansas City 5, tie San Diego 9, Seattle 3 Cleveland 11, Cincinnati 10 Saturday's Games N.Y. Mets 5, Washington 3 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay (ss) 2 Miami 8, St. Louis 3 Houston 8, Philadelphia 3 Toronto 10, Detroit 3 N.Y. Yankees 8, Atlanta 3 Baltimore 5, Minnesota 3 Tampa Bay (ss) 4, Boston 3 Chicago White Sox 9, L.A. Dodgers 0 Milwaukee 2, Oakland 1 Seattle 8, San Diego 6 San Francisco 4, L.A. Angels (ss) 1 Cleveland 13, Cincinnati 10 Chicago Cubs 11, L.A. Angels (ss) 2 Kansas City 4, Texas 2 Colorado 11, Arizona 2 Sunday's Games Baltimore vs. Toronto (ss) at Dunedin, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Miami vs. Washington at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Toronto (ss) vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Oakland vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland (ss) vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Cleveland (ss) at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:10 p.m.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 32 20 .615 — 33 23 .589 1 Brooklyn Boston 29 26 .527 4½ 22 31 .415 10½ Philadelphia 23 33 .411 11 Toronto Southeast Division Pct GB W L Miami 39 14 .736 — 30 23 .566 9 Atlanta 17 37 .315 22½ Washington Orlando 15 41 .268 25½ 13 43 .232 27½ Charlotte Central Division W L Pct GB 35 21 .625 — Indiana Chicago 32 23 .582 2½ Milwaukee 26 27 .491 7½ Detroit 22 36 .379 14 Cleveland 18 37 .327 16½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 44 13 .772 — Memphis 36 18 .667 6½ Houston 31 27 .534 13½ Dallas 25 29 .463 17½ New Orleans 19 37 .339 24½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 40 15 .727 — Denver 35 22 .614 6 Utah 31 24 .564 9 Portland 25 30 .455 15 Minnesota 20 32 .385 18½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 39 18 .684 — Golden State 32 23 .582 6 L.A. Lakers 27 29 .482 11½ Sacramento 19 37 .339 19½ Phoenix 18 38 .321 20½ Friday's Games Chicago 105, Charlotte 75 Toronto 100, New York 98 Indiana 114, Detroit 82 Washington 119, Denver 113 Atlanta 122, Sacramento 108 Houston 106, Brooklyn 96 Memphis 88, Orlando 82 Dallas 104, New Orleans 100 Oklahoma City 127, Minnesota 111 Boston 113, Phoenix 88 Golden State 107, San Antonio 101, OT L.A. Lakers 111, Portland 107 Saturday's Games Denver 113, Charlotte 99 Cleveland 118, Orlando 94 Washington 105, Houston 103 Miami 114, Philadelphia 90 Indiana 90, Detroit 72 Atlanta at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Utah at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Sunday's Games L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 1 p.m. Golden State at Minnesota, 3:30 p.m. Sacramento at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 6 p.m.

Philadelphia at New York, 7 p.m. Memphis at Brooklyn, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Boston at Portland, 9 p.m. Chicago at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Top 25 Fared Saturday 1. Indiana (24-3) did not play. Next: at Minnesota, Tuesday. 2. Miami (22-4) lost to Wake Forest 80-65. Next: vs. Virginia Tech, Wednesday. 3. Gonzaga (27-2) beat San Diego 81-50. Next: at BYU, Thursday. 4. Michigan State (22-5) did not play. Next: at No. 18 Ohio State, Sunday. 5. Florida (22-4) beat Arkansas 7154. Next: at Tennessee, Tuesday. 6. Duke (23-3) did not play. Next: vs. Boston College, Sunday. 7. Michigan (22-4) did not play. Next: vs. Illinois, Sunday. 8. Syracuse (22-5) lost to No. 11 Georgetown 57-46. Next: at No. 17 Marquette, Monday. 9. Kansas (23-4) beat TCU 74-48. Next: at Iowa State, Monday. 10. Louisville (22-5) beat Seton Hall 79-61. Next: at DePaul, Wednesday. 11. Georgetown (21-4) beat No. 8 Syracuse 57-46. Next: at UConn, Wednesday. 12. Arizona (23-4) beat Washington State 73-56. Next: at Southern Cal, Wednesday. 13. Kansas State (22-5) beat Texas 81-69. Next: vs. Texas Tech, Monday. 14. Oklahoma State (20-6) beat West Virginia 73-57. Next: at TCU, Wednesday. 15. Butler (22-6) did not play. Next: at No. 24 VCU, Saturday, March 2. 16. New Mexico (23-4) beat No. 22 Colorado State 91-82. Next: vs. San Diego State, Wednesday. 17. Marquette (19-7) lost to Villanova 60-56. Next: vs. No. 8 Syracuse, Monday. 18. Ohio State (19-7) did not play. Next: vs. No. 4 Michigan State, Sunday. 19. Wisconsin (19-8) did not play. Next: vs. Nebraska, Tuesday. 20. Pittsburgh (20-7) did not play. Next: at St. John's, Sunday. 21. Memphis (25-3) beat Southern Mississippi 89-73. Next: at Xavier, Tuesday. 22. Colorado State (21-6) lost to No. 16 New Mexico 91-82. Next: vs. Fresno State, Wednesday. 23. Oregon (22-6) beat Stanford 7766. Next: vs. Oregon State, Thursday. 24. VCU (22-6) beat Xavier 75-71. Next: vs. No. 15 Butler, Saturday, March 2. 25. Notre Dame (21-6) did not play. Next: vs. Cincinnati, Sunday. Women's Top 25 Fared Saturday 1. Baylor (26-1) beat Texas 67-47. Next: at Oklahoma, Monday. 2. Notre Dame (24-1) did not play. Next: at DePaul, Sunday. 3. UConn (25-2) beat Seton Hall 9030. Next: vs. Pittsburgh, Tuesday. 4. Stanford (25-2) did not play. Next: vs. Oregon, Sunday. 5. Duke (25-1) did not play. Next: at No. 8 Maryland, Sunday. 6. California (24-2) did not play. Next: vs. Oregon State, Sunday. 7. Penn State (22-3) did not play. Next: vs. Michigan, Sunday. 8. Kentucky (23-3) did not play. Next: at LSU, Sunday. 8. Maryland (22-4) did not play. Next: vs. No. 5 Duke, Sunday. 10. Texas A&M (21-6) did not play. Next: at Vanderbilt, Sunday. 11. Tennessee (21-5) did not play. Next: at Arkansas, Sunday. 12. Louisville (21-6) did not play. Next: at Villanova, Sunday. 13. Georgia (22-4) did not play. Next: at Mississippi, Sunday. 14. Dayton (23-1) did not play. Next: vs. Temple, Sunday. 15. South Carolina (21-5) did not play. Next: vs. Mississippi State, Sunday. 16. North Carolina (24-4) did not play. Next: vs. N.C. State, Sunday. 17. UCLA (20-6) did not play. Next: vs. Southern Cal, Sunday. 18. Delaware (23-3) did not play. Next: vs. James Madison, Sunday. 19. Florida State (20-6) did not play. Next: at Virginia Tech, Sunday. 20. Colorado (21-5) did not play. Next: vs. Washington, Sunday. 21. Syracuse (22-4) lost to South Florida 68-66. Next: at No. 2 Notre Dame, Tuesday. 22. Purdue (19-7) did not play. Next: at Minnesota, Sunday. 23. Oklahoma State (19-7) beat Oklahoma 82-62. Next: at Texas Tech, Wednesday. 24. Nebraska (20-6) did not play. Next: vs. Iowa, Sunday. 25. Green Bay (22-2) beat Valparaiso 80-38. Next: at Detroit, Thursday. Saturday's Scores Boys Basketball Bellevue 66, Sandusky 48 Beverly Ft. Frye 60, Waterford 39 Brookfield 59, Andover Pymatuning Valley 46 Cle. Benedictine 58, Cle. St. Ignatius 37 Cle. John Marshall 69, Parma Hts. Valley Forge 64 Mansfield Sr. 76, Massillon Washington 60 New Matamoras Frontier 70, Beallsville 51 Rocky River 61, N. Olmsted 38 Wellsville 73, Toronto 56 Division I Centerville 41, Springfield 36 Cin. Elder 59, Harrison 51 Cin. La Salle 69, Morrow Little Miami 20 Cin. Moeller 69, Mt. Orab Western Brown 21 Cin. Princeton 62, Hamilton 52 Cin. Turpin 72, Hamilton Ross 50 Clayton Northmont 64, Troy 52 Cols. St. Charles 53, Hilliard Darby 51 Cols. Walnut Ridge 50, Pickerington N. 41 Dresden Tri-Valley 57, Canal Winchester 50 Dublin Coffman 64, Dublin Jerome 55 Fairfield 55, Cin. Anderson 54 Gahanna Lincoln 66, Ashville Teays Valley 49 Galloway Westland 67, Cols. Briggs 59 Huber Hts. Wayne 99, Sidney 33 Lewis Center Olentangy 43, Cols. Upper Arlington 41 Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 50, Cols. Franklin Hts. 32 Newark 76, Pataskala Watkins Memorial 55 Pickerington Cent. 66, Delaware



SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING Noon FOX — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Daytona 500, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 8 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, Arizona Nationals, at Chandler, Ariz. (same-day tape) BOWLING 3 p.m. ESPN — PBA, USBC Masters, at North Brunswick, N.J. GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — PGA Tour-WGC, Accenture Match Play Championship, semifinal matches, at Marana, Ariz. 1:30 p.m. TGC — LPGA Thailand, final round, at Chonburi, Thailand (same-day tape) 2 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour-WGC, Accenture Match Play Championship, championship match, at Marana, Ariz. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ESPN — Illinois at Michigan 2 p.m. CBS — Cincinnati at Notre Dame 3:30 p.m. FSN — UCLA at Southern Cal 4 p.m. CBS — Michigan St. at Ohio St. NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Memphis at Brooklyn 9:30 p.m. ESPN — Chicago at Oklahoma City NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh RODEO 1 p.m. CBS — PBR, Built Ford Tough Invitational, at Kansas City, Mo. (previous and same-day tape) WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 — Purdue at Minnesota FSN — Texas Tech at Kansas 3 p.m. ESPN2 — Duke at Maryland 5 p.m. ESPN2 — Texas A&M at Vanderbilt Hayes 53 Reynoldsburg 71, Cols. Whetstone 44 Springboro 72, Trenton Edgewood 38 W. Carrollton 74, Fairborn 58 Westerville Cent. 43, Thomas Worthington 42 Westerville N. 77, Logan 44 Westerville S. 82, GroveportMadison 53 Zanesville 64, Lancaster 53 Division II Caledonia River Valley 59, WhitehallYearling 45 Cin. Indian Hill 60, New Richmond 47 Cin. McNicholas 56, Norwood 37 Cin. Taft 93, Batavia 51 Cin. Wyoming 66, Goshen 39 Circleville Logan Elm 56, Thornville Sheridan 44 Cols. Beechcroft 76, Cols. Independence 55 Cols. Brookhaven 77, Cols. Linden McKinley 61 Cols. Centennial 87, Cols. Hamilton Twp. 55 Cols. Eastmoor 65, Newark Licking Valley 31 Cols. Marion-Franklin 79, Plain City Jonathan Alder 34 Cols. Mifflin 61, Cols. Bexley 55 Cols. South 68, Hebron Lakewood 42 Gnadenhutten Indian Valley 67, Zanesville Maysville 47 Granville 65, Sparta Highland 28 London 65, Utica 61 Proctorville Fairland 51, Hillsboro 36 Spring. Shawnee 66, Lewistown Indian Lake 31 St. Paris Graham 52, Milton-Union 33 Steubenville 69, E. Liverpool 42 Sunbury Big Walnut 76, Pataskala Licking Hts. 75, OT Tipp City Tippecanoe 52, Spring. Kenton Ridge 39 Trotwood-Madison 86, Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan 51 Urbana 31, Bellefontaine 25 Vincent Warren 70, New Lexington 47 Washington C.H. Miami Trace 57, Waverly 50 Division III Anna 56, Carlisle 54 Chillicothe Zane Trace 53, Belpre 40 Cin. Clark Montessori 85, Williamsburg 38 Cin. Finneytown 64, Cin. Hills Christian Academy 55 Cin. N. College Hill 68, Cin. Shroder 58 Cols. Horizon Science 65, BloomCarroll 20 Cols. Ready 70, Heath 45 Fredericktown 64, Galion Northmor 36 Gahanna Cols. Academy 57, Howard E. Knox 34 Johnstown-Monroe 56, Mt. Gilead 50 Lucasville Valley 67, Portsmouth W. 62, OT Lynchburg-Clay 78, Peebles 68, OT Middletown Fenwick 67, Middletown Madison 39 Milford Center Fairbanks 42, Centerburg 32 Oak Hill 49, S. Point 43 Piketon 80, Williamsport Westfall 47 Pomeroy Meigs 57, Stewart Federal Hocking 51 Richwood N. Union 66, Marion Elgin 34 Sarahsville Shenandoah 67, Lore City Buckeye Trail 40 Versailles 64, New Paris National Trail 31 W. Jefferson 78, Johnstown Northridge 63 W. Liberty-Salem 55, Brookville 37 Waynesville 65, Covington 52 Division IV Cin. Country Day 71, Cin. College Prep. 47 Cin. Oyler 59, Hamilton New Miami 56 Cin. Seven Hills 61, Cin. Gamble Montessori 36 Cols. International 60, Powell Village Academy 55 Fayetteville-Perry 61, Lockland 58 Jackson Center 55, Bradford 33 Newark Cath. 74, Groveport Madison Christian 31 Sidney Lehman 63, DeGraff Riverside 39 St. Bernard 61, Felicity-Franklin 57 Tree of Life 61, Granville Christian 47 Saturday's Scores Girls Basketball Division I Ashland 49, Marion Harding 33 Avon 45, Avon Lake 41 Centerville 56, Miamisburg 20 Chagrin Falls Kenston 70, Parma Hts. Valley Forge 10

Chardon 57, Mayfield 48 Cin. Winton Woods 46, Mt. Notre Dame 39 Cle. Hts. 65, Cle. Hay 48 Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 68, Stow-Munroe Falls 53 Euclid 58, Eastlake N. 50 Fairborn 67, New Carlisle Tecumseh 66 Fremont Ross 60, Mansfield Sr. 53 Hudson 64, Macedonia Nordonia 52 Kettering Fairmont 58, Sidney 21 Lima Sr. 60, Findlay 58 Lodi Cloverleaf 53, Copley 51 Mason 64, Liberty Twp. Lakota E. 33 Medina 54, Brecksville-Broadview Hts. 49 Middleburg Hts. Midpark 60, Bedford 47 N. Can. Hoover 58, Can. Glenoak 34 Perrysburg 67, Holland Springfield 37 Rocky River Magnificat 76, N. Olmsted 36 Shaker Hts. 44, Maple Hts. 40 Solon 78, Garfield Hts. 29 Sylvania Northview 58, Tol. Whitmer 47 Sylvania Southview 56, Tol. St. Ursula 44 Tol. Cent. Cath. 48, Tol. Start 34 W. Chester Lakota W. 57, Cin. McAuley 8, OT Wadsworth 88, Akr. Garfield 16 Wooster 58, Massillon Jackson 26 Division II Akr. Manchester 54, Can. South 40 Akr. SVSM 71, Cle. Hts. Beaumont 31 Athens 58, Chillicothe Unioto 31 Bellevue 43, Norwalk 38 Bellville Clear Fork 45, Lexington 32 Beloit W. Branch 80, Streetsboro 42 Canfield 80, Niles McKinley 19 Celina 65, Lima Shawnee 36 Chagrin Falls 66, Chesterland W. Geauga 39 Clarksville Clinton-Massie 54, Kettering Alter 39 Clyde 79, Pemberville Eastwood 16 Day. Carroll 57, Spring. Greenon 32 Day. Chaminade-Julienne 49, Bellbrook 46 Jackson 56, Washington C.H. 34 Lima Bath 40, Wapakoneta 36 Mentor Lake Cath. 54, Painesville Harvey 37 Norwood 60, Mt. Orab Western Brown 59 Oberlin Firelands 42, Parma Padua 41 Oxford Talawanda 66, New Richmond 32 Parma Hts. Holy Name 49, Medina Buckeye 25 Poland Seminary 41, Ravenna 37 Port Clinton 52, Oak Harbor 45 Shelby 49, Mansfield Madison 47 Spring. Kenton Ridge 63, Eaton 58 Tallmadge 60, Cle. St. Martin De Porres 48 Tol. Rogers 85, Maumee 34 Van Wert 29, Napoleon 28 Wauseon 43, Defiance 24 Willard 62, Kenton 54 Wooster Triway 64, Akr. Coventry 40 Division III Anna 47, Versailles 44 Archbold 69, Sherwood Fairview 34 Beachwood 53, Kirtland 38 Bloomdale Elmwood 48, Swanton 40 Bucyrus Wynford 52, Bucyrus 46 Can. Cent. Cath. 53, Doylestown Chippewa 40 Casstown Miami E. 75, New Paris National Trail 39 Collins Western Reserve 55, Castalia Margaretta 32 Delta 66, Defiance Tinora 56 Elmore Woodmore 43, Kansas Lakota 31 Fayetteville-Perry 67, Jamestown Greeneview 61 Findlay Liberty-Benton 56, Van Buren 19 Gates Mills Gilmour 74, Richmond Hts. 35 Genoa Area 63, Millbury Lake 42 Georgetown 50, Felicity-Franklin 40 Girard 56, Youngs. Ursuline 47 Hamilton Badin 52, Camden Preble Shawnee 47 Hanoverton United 53, Canfield S. Range 44 Harrod Allen E. 47, Bluffton 37 Huron 48, Ashland Crestview 39 Middletown Madison 44, Middletown Fenwick 30 Ontario 51, Upper Sandusky 49 Orrville 75, Loudonville 46 Ottawa-Glandorf 48, Lima Cent. Cath. 30 Portsmouth W. 71, Oak Hill 61 Proctorville Fairland 89, McDermott Scioto NW 31 Rocky River Lutheran W. 45, Garfield

MIAMI VALLEY SUNDAY NEWS • WWW.TROYDAILYNEWS.COM Hts. Trinity 37 Smithville 44, Massillon Tuslaw 25 W. Salem NW 64, Apple Creek Waynedale 55 Zanesville W. Muskingum 55, Belmont Union Local 31 Division IV Ada 50, Dola Hardin Northern 18 Arcadia 59, Tiffin Calvert 48 Ashland Mapleton 67, Elyria Open Door 14 Bristol 61, Fairport Harbor Harding 50 Carey 41, New Riegel 36 Cin. Country Day 56, Franklin Middletown Christian 15 Columbiana 62, Wellsville 47 Convoy Crestview 46, Delphos St. John's 40 Maplewood 58, Cortland Southington Chalker 22 E. Can. 58, Cle. Max Hayes 21 Edgerton 47, Antwerp 14 Fremont St. Joseph 43, Oregon Stritch 30 Ft. Loramie 66, N. Lewisburg Triad 46 Gorham Fayette 43, Stryker 39 Greenwich S. Cent. 61, Mansfield St. Peter's 52 Hamler Patrick Henry 39, Defiance Ayersville 33 Kalida 46, Continental 36 Leipsic 40, Holgate 30 Lisbon David Anderson 27, N. Jackson Jackson-Milton 25, OT Maria Stein Marion Local 45, New Knoxville 40 Mechanicsburg 50, Russia 35 Minster 47, Ft. Recovery 40 Mt. Blanchard Riverdale 69, Arlington 65, 2OT N. Ridgeville Lake Ridge 61, Hartville Lake Center Christian 18 N. Robinson Col. Crawford 51, Lucas 17 New Madison Tri-Village 46, Newton Local 19 Norwalk St. Paul 53, Attica Seneca E. 51 Ottoville 69, Columbus Grove 33 Pettisville 47, Tol. Ottawa Hills 19 Pioneer N. Central 40, Montpelier 39 Pitsburg Franklin-Monroe 43, Covington 25 S. Webster 52, Portsmouth Notre Dame 35 Sycamore Mohawk 63, New Washington Buckeye Cent. 34 Tol. Christian 69, Sandusky St. Mary 42 Van Wert Lincolnview 49, Delphos Jefferson 43 Waterford 49, Portsmouth Clay 35 Waynesfield-Goshen 50, McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley 47 Yellow Springs 44, Cin. Seven Hills 24

GOLF WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Results At Dove Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Marana, Ariz. Yardage: 7,791; Par: 72 Third Round Saturday Seeds in parentheses Robert Garrigus (36), United States. def. Fredrik Jacobson (45), Sweden, 3 and 1. Matt Kuchar (21), United States, def. Nicolas Colsaerts (37), Belgium, 4 and 3. Graeme McDowell (17), Northern Ireland, def. Shane Lowry (64), Ireland, 3 and 2. Jason Day (41), Australia, def. Bubba Watson (8), United States, 4 and 3. Steve Stricker (14), United States, def. Scott Piercy (35), United States, 1 up. Ian Poulter (11), England, def. Tim Clark (59), South Africa, 5 and 3. Webb Simpson (15), United States, def. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (31), Spain, 2 up. Hunter Mahan (23), United States, def. Martin Kaymer (26), Germany, 5 and 4. Honda LPGA Thailand Scores Saturday At Siam Country Club (Pattaya Old Course) Chonburi, Thailand Purse: $1.5 million Yardage: 6,469; Par: 72 Third Round a-amateur Ariya Jutanugarn ..........69-66-70—205 Se Ri Pak......................69-68-71—208 Beatriz Recari...............68-68-72—208 Stacy Lewis...................63-69-76—208 Inbee Park.....................67-71-71—209 Lizette Salas .................68-69-73—210 So Yeon Ryu .................68-68-74—210 Na Yeon Choi ................73-71-67—211 Shanshan Feng............71-72-68—211

HOCKEY National Hockey League All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA New Jersey 18 10 4 4 24 46 45 Pittsburgh 18 12 6 0 24 60 45 Philadelphia 20 9 10 1 19 58 62 N.Y. Rangers 17 8 7 2 18 41 44 N.Y. Islanders18 8 9 1 17 54 60 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Montreal 18 12 4 2 26 52 39 Ottawa 19 11 6 2 24 46 36 Boston 14 10 2 2 22 41 33 Toronto 19 11 8 0 22 53 44 Buffalo 19 6 12 1 13 48 63 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 17 9 7 1 19 66 53 Carolina 16 8 7 1 17 46 49 Winnipeg 17 7 9 1 15 44 55 Florida 17 5 8 4 14 41 61 Washington 17 6 10 1 13 48 55 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 17 14 0 3 31 57 35 St. Louis 18 10 6 2 22 55 52 Nashville 19 8 6 5 21 39 43 Detroit 18 8 7 3 19 49 51 Columbus 18 5 11 2 12 40 55 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 17 10 3 4 24 49 40 Minnesota 16 8 6 2 18 36 39 Edmonton 17 7 7 3 17 40 46 Colorado 16 7 8 1 15 39 47 Calgary 15 5 7 3 13 40 54 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 15 12 2 1 25 53 39 Dallas 18 9 8 1 19 47 48 Phoenix 17 8 6 3 19 46 44 San Jose 17 8 6 3 19 41 39 Los Angeles 16 8 6 2 18 40 39 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Friday's Games Pittsburgh 3, Florida 1 Vancouver 1, Nashville 0 Chicago 2, San Jose 1 Saturday's Games Edmonton 3, Phoenix 2, SO Washington 5, New Jersey 1 Philadelphia 5, Winnipeg 3 Los Angeles 4, Colorado 1 Detroit 4, Nashville 0 Tampa Bay 5, Carolina 2 Ottawa 3, Toronto 2 Montreal 3, N.Y. Rangers 0 N.Y. Islanders 4, Buffalo 0 Dallas 3, San Jose 1 St. Louis 2, Columbus 1 Minnesota at Calgary, 10 p.m.

AUTO RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Daytona 500 Lineup After Thursday's Duel races; race Sunday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 196.434 mph. 2. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 196.292. 3. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 194.742. 4. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 195.767. 5. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 194.729. 6. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 195.852. 7. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 195.508. 8. (33) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 195.385. 9. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 195.084. 10. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 195.228. 11. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 193.657. 12. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 195.725. 13. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 195.925. 14. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 194.683. 15. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 194.961. 16. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 195.503. 17. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 195.495. 18. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 195.156. 19. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 195.584. 20. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 195.042. 21. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 195.767. 22. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 194.616. 23. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 192.563. 24. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 194.793. 25. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 194.654. 26. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 194.742. 27. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 190.046. 28. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 195.537. 29. (26) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 194.313. 30. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 192.996. 31. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 193.54. 32. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, 194.254. 33. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 195.976. 34. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 195.946. 35. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 195.771. 36. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 195.24. 37. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 195.207. 38. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 193.544. 39. (32) Terry Labonte, Ford, 193.515. 40. (51) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 193.096. 41. (36) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 192.094. 42. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, 190.339. 43. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 190.142. NASCAR Nationwide-DRIVE4COPD 300 Results Saturday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (10) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 120 laps, 88.8 rating, 0 points, $109,220. 2. (2) Sam Hornish Jr., Ford, 120, 82.6, 42, $99,378. 3. (8) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 120, 89.8, 41, $85,603. 4. (13) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 120, 98, 0, $68,635. 5. (3) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 120, 85.6, 40, $69,838. 6. (29) Brian Scott, Chevrolet, 120, 74.4, 39, $64,013. 7. (14) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 120, 100.1, 38, $61,713. 8. (28) Eric McClure, Toyota, 120, 75.3, 37, $60,638. 9. (30) Robert Richardson Jr., Chevrolet, 120, 63.4, 35, $59,388. 10. (4) Travis Pastrana, Ford, 120, 65.9, 34, $59,713 11. (17) Nelson Piquet Jr., Chevrolet, 120, 62.5, 33, $57,338. 12. (11) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 120, 85.2, 0, $50,495. 13. (21) Kyle Larson, Chevrolet, 120, 83, 32, $56,488. 14. (15) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 120, 93.8, 32, $51,995. 15. (6) Elliott Sadler, Toyota, 120, 112, 30, $57,538. 16. (9) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 120, 104.4, 0, $51,095. 17. (27) Mike Harmon, Dodge, 120, 41.4, 28, $55,413. 18. (33) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 120, 86.9, 26, $55,188. 19. (20) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 118, 79.2, 26, $48,595. 20. (19) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 118, 95, 0, $49,145. 21. (5) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 117, 64.7, 23, $54,813. 22. (31) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Ford, accident, 116, 52.7, 23, $55,088. 23. (26) Mike Bliss, Toyota, accident, 116, 45.1, 22, $54,513. 24. (35) Jason White, Toyota, accident, 116, 56.1, 20, $54,388. 25. (38) Danny Efland, Chevrolet, accident, 116, 49.7, 20, $54,713. 26. (22) Michael Annett, Ford, accident, 115, 76.7, 18, $54,113. 27. (25) Johanna Long, Chevrolet, accident, 115, 68.6, 17, $54,013. 28. (32) Hal Martin, Toyota, accident, 115, 38.8, 16, $53,913. 29. (18) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, accident, 115, 48.3, 15, $47,345. 30. (39) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, engine, 102, 58, 14, $53,988.


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India gold culture defies curbs MUMBAI, India (AP) — India’s steep new tax on gold imports doesn’t deter Mousumi Rao as she holds up a glittering $5,000 filigree necklace that could adorn her daughter on her wedding day. Rao’s daughter isn’t getting married next month or even next year. The 12-year-old is at least several years away from her wedding. Since tradition demands a bride practically drip with gold jewelry, it’s never too early for an Indian family to start preparing, particularly with the high cost of gold these days. “I’m collecting things for her now so when she grows older and marries, I should have enough gold for her,” said Rao. “It is very auspicious for us, one of the most auspicious things, to give gold to your daughter.” Gold has been deeply entwined in Indian culture for thousands of years. Nowadays, India is by far the world’s biggest buyer of gold and those imports are an increasing drain on an economy that is growing too slowly to reduce widespread poverty. Last year Indians imported 864 tons of gold, about one fifth of world sales. The cost of 2.5 trillion rupees ($45 billion) was second only to India’s bill for imported oil. The unquenchable appetite for gold coins, bars and jewelry has swelled India’s trade deficit and weakened its currency, making crucial imports such as fuel more expensive. The government can’t do much about oil imports without fuel, the economy would grind to a halt so in the past year it has tried to rein in gold demand, raising the import duty three times in a year to its current level of 6 percent. The higher tariff is proving little match for age-old tradition. “Every Indian wants gold. Now is the wedding season, and I’m seeing an increase in demand no matter about the tax,” said


An Indian woman looks at a display of gold jewelry at a shop in Mumbai, India, Feb. 14. Nowadays, India is by far the world’s biggest buyer of gold, which despite its rising value, is an increasing drain on an economy that is growing too slowly to reduce widespread poverty. Last year Indians imported 864 tons of gold, about one fifth of world sales. The cost of 2.5 trillion rupees ($45 billion) was second only to India’s bill for oil imports. jeweler Arun Kaigaonkar. “Prices have been rising for years, and still people buy.” He said not only jewelry, but gold bars and coins remain in high demand because in many rural areas banking is less available. “In the countryside, people save their money only in gold.” Last year Indian gold-buying briefly dropped for six months, but then it roared back in the second half of the year. And in January, sales spiked sharply as jewelers and investors rushed to buy ahead of the import tax hike to 6 percent, which took effect at the end of the month. An Indian woman looks into a mirror as she tries out gold jewelry “The culture of gold is so at a shop in Mumbai, India. Feb. 14. strong in India. It’s difficult to contain this demand by just Bank in Mumbai. currency. In some Hindu legends, tweaking import duties,” said Through centuries of warfare Brahma, the god who created the Samiran Chakraborty, an econo- and the shifting borders of region- universe, was born from a gold mist with Standard Chartered al kingdoms, gold was the safest egg. In India, gold is spiritual and


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it is also practical. Parents of the bride give gold as a symbol of their prosperity. But it is also insurance against a bad marriage, since the jewelry is the wife’s, though many men take it anyway. In early 2011, an ounce of gold cost about $1,375 on the world market, or nearly 62,000 rupees inside India at the exchange rate at the time. It now costs over $1,600 an ounce but the drop in the rupee against the dollar means the cost in India has risen by an even greater extent, to about 90,000 rupees. The rising price does reduce demand but each festival and wedding season brings sales back up again. Industry experts say there are signs that higher import taxes have encouraged smuggling, which hasn’t been a problem since India lifted strict gold controls more than 20 years ago. Few expect a return to those draconian measures. Potentially more effective is a new scheme to get the vast amounts of gold already in India back into circulation. “India is not only the world’s biggest importer of gold, it’s the biggest hoarder of gold,” said Albert Cheng, a managing director of the World Gold Council, which estimates there are some 18,000 tons of gold locked up in bank vaults and family homes around the country. Standard Chartered’s Chakraborty said such “non-productive” gold in India is worth some $1 trillion, about half of India’s GDP. The government recently stopped requiring gold-backed exchange-traded funds to hold physical gold in the amount of their sales. Instead, the funds will be allowed to deposit some gold with banks who in turn can lend it to jewelers, which in theory should reduce imports for a time.

Can smugglers still cashing in LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan lawmakers want to crack down on can and bottle smugglers they say are scamming Michigan for undeserved recycling refunds, corrupting a generous 10-cent per container payback policy once infamously portrayed in a “Seinfeld” episode and which beverage officials now claim costs the state millions of dollars annually. “Seinfeld” characters Kramer and Newman failed in their comedic attempt to cash in on the refund, when they loaded a mail truck full of cans and bottles in New York and attempted to drive them to Michigan. But lawmakers say it’s a serious problem, especially in border counties, and they want to toughen penalties on peo-

ple who try to return unmarked, out-of-state cans and bottles for refunds. “If you are intending to defraud … then you should be held accountable for it,” said Republican Rep. Kenneth Kurtz of Coldwater. He recently introduced legislation aimed at cracking down on scammers who drive car and truck loads of cans from Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio to stores across the border in Michigan. His legislation would make an attempt to return between 100 and 10,000 non-returnable containers punishable by up to 93 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Current law sets penalties only for those who actually return fraudulent containers.

Michigan’s 10 cent-percontainer refund — the highest in the country — was enacted more than 30 years ago to encourage recycling. Many say it’s worked. The state’s recycling rate for cans and bottles was nearly 96 percent in 2011. By contrast, New York, one of nine states with nickel deposits on most containers, saw only a 66.8 percent redemption rate in 2007, the most recent figure available. Despite measures Michigan lawmakers have taken over the years, including tougher penalties for bottle scammers and new machines that kick out fraudulent cans, store owners and distributors along the border say illegal returns persist. Mike Hautala owns

Hautala Distributing, which services Gogebic and Ontonagon counties in the western part of the Upper near the Peninsula Wisconsin border. He said for every case of beer his distributorship delivers to a store along the border, it picks up about seven more cases of empty cans. The state loses $10 million to $13 million a year to fraudulent redemptions, according to most recent 2007 estimates from the Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association. Angela Madden, the association’s director of governmental affairs, said that number has likely gone down slightly because of changes implemented since, but not by much.





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Total Assets Name Obj ($Mlns) NAV American Funds CapIncBuA m IH 59,765 54.36 American Funds CpWldGrIA m WS 48,274 38.68 American Funds GrthAmA m LG 58,214 36.06 American Funds IncAmerA m MA 59,618 18.72 American Funds InvCoAmA m LB 46,114 31.74 Dodge & Cox IntlStk FB 43,097 35.77 Fidelity Contra LG 61,014 80.73 Fidelity Magellan LG 12,210 77.34 Fidelity Advisor HiIncAdvT m HY 551 10.51 FrankTemp-Franklin Income A m CA 44,208 2.28 Janus RsrchT LG 1,314 34.36 Janus WorldwideT d WS 835 50.18 PIMCO TotRetIs CI 175,942 11.20 Putnam GrowIncA m LV 4,482 15.94 Putnam MultiCapGrA m LG 2,957 58.88 Vanguard 500Adml LB 63,187 140.07 Vanguard InstIdxI LB 71,742 139.17 Vanguard InstPlus LB 52,841 139.18 Vanguard TotStIAdm LB 63,872 38.10 Vanguard TotStIdx LB 84,463 38.08

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Light snow High: 37° Low: 30°

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REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday .............................39 at 4:24 p.m. Low Yesterday............................29 at 10:18 a.m. Normal High .....................................................41 Normal Low ......................................................25 Record High ........................................68 in 1985 Record Low...........................................3 in 1914

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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Sunday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2013. There are 310 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On Feb. 24, 1868, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton; Johnson was later acquitted by the Senate. On this date: In 1803, in its Marbury v. Madison decision, the Supreme

Court established judicial review of the constitutionality of statutes. In 1912, the American Jewish women’s organization Hadassah was founded in New York City. In 1920, the German Workers Party, which later became the Nazi Party, met in Munich to adopt its platform. In 1938, the first nylon bristle toothbrush, manufactured by DuPont under the name “Dr. West’s Miracle Toothbrush,” went

on sale. (Previously, toothbrush bristles were made from animal hair.) In 1961, the Federal Communications Commission authorized the nation’s first fullscale trial of pay television in Hartford, Conn. In 1983, a congressional commission released a report condemning the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II as a “grave injustice.”

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Visitors to Newport Aquarium watch sharks in one of five seemless acrylic tunnels. The tunnels total about 200 feet in length. Below, at right, is Mighty Mike, a 14-foot, 800-pound visitor to the aquarium.

Come Sea! Aquarium offers oceans of animals, fun BY MELODY VALLIEU Staff Writer “million gallons of fun” are awaiting visitors just across Ohio’s border. The Newport Aquarium, located in Newport, Ky., is one of the biggest indoor aquarium facilities in the area and offers more than 600 species and 7,000 animals, according to public relations manager Sandra Guile. The facility covers 121,200-squarefeet of space, according to Guile, and features three sections of see-through floor and 65 smaller exhibits incorporated into 14 larger ones. The Newport Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. “This membership allows us to share animals with zoos and aquariums across the country to support the populations of all species from reptiles to mammals. While most animals come from other zoos and aquariums, some animals become part of the collection as a result of rescue or rehabilitation situation,” Guile said. “Some are unwanted pets, while others were rescued, rehabilitated but deemed not able to be released back into the wild.” Such as the aquarium’s newest visitor, a 14-foot, 800-pound alligator named Mighty Mike. Guile said that is was just announced, that Mighty Mike — on loan from a Florida rescue — will remain at the aquarium for an extended amount of time. “Actually he’s not packing his bags yet. By popular demand, he’s sticking around,” Guile said. Guile said Might Mike’s presence in the Gator Alley exhibit has boosted ticket sales at the aquarium, and drawn



Penguins frolic in the Penguin Palooza encounter at Newport Aquarium. thousands of attendees to view his enormous size. “The cool thing about his exhibit is you can literally see eye-to-eye with him,” she said, saying only a thick piece of acrylic separates visitors from Mike. “I think it’s his charming personality and permanent smile that people love so much.” Come summer, Guile said the aquarium also will be boasting the biggest shark ray collection in the northern hemisphere, all of which began with only two — Sweet Pea and Scooter, already in place at the facility. A shark ray is a unique, prehistoric looking relative to sharks and sting rays, according to Guile. The aquarium acquired these unique creatures from Fred Fan, a fish procurement specialist in Taiwan with the hopes of starting a breeding program, she said.

“We still have much to learn about shark rays, but are discovering new information about them while waiting in great anticipation of a possible successful breeding,” Guile said. Besides Mighty Mike, Guile said Penguin Palooza, which features the most diverse collection of cold-weather penguins in the country. Species include king, gentoo, chin strap, rock hoppers and macaroni penguins. “They will playfully play in a 8,000gallon tank that is a warm 34 degrees,” Guile said. “They will splash and play and frolic right in front of your face.” Warm-weather penguins, the African penguin, also is on display at the aquarium, and become part of a “penguins parade” each day at 10 a.m. “Literally there are three penguins,

Newport Aquarium, One Aquarium Way, Newport, Ky., is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Prices for general admission for 2013 are adult (13 or older) $23, child admission (2-12) $15 and those 2 and younger are free. Sandra Guile, public relations manager, said weekends and holidays at Newport Aquarium are busy, and suggests visitors purchase tickets online prior to their visit at During peak visiting times, Guile said the aquarium uses a time ticketing policy to avoid excess crowds and ensure visitors a comfortable experience. During timed ticketing periods, visitors without advance tickets may be asked to choose a later entry time. “We strongly recommend you buy tickets online and visit the website for more information,” Guile said. The stroller policy — for families with small children — also is important to understand, according to Guile. For the comfort and safety of its guests, the aquarium accommodates strollers during most hours, but not all. Visitors can click on the stroller calendar on the website for a complete schedule, or call ahead to see if strollers are permitted at the time they plan to visit. Backpacks and baby carriers are available on loan in the lobby free of charge for children under 30 pounds. Wagons are not permitted at any time. For more information, call (800) 406-3474 or visit


Above, from left, Sweet Pea and Scooter, the shark rays that will soon be joined by others. A jellyfish swims around in its exhibit, photo by Anthony Weber. The Amphiprion percula (orange clownfish) is interesting in that they can live within the stinging tentacles of anemones. Normally, these stinging tentacles are deadly to other fish. The giant Pacific octopus grows bigger and lives longer than any other octopus species. They live to be about 4 years old, with both males and females dying soon after breeding. Females live long enough to tend fastidiously to their eggs, but they do not eat during this months-long brooding period, and usually die soon afterward.



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Visitors to Newport Aquarium view marine life.

Newport Aquarium flooded season, thanks to a 32.5-foot long seamless African penguins, that are tunnel. warm weather penguins, • Bizarre and Beautiful and they take them out — Families will enjoy and put them in a threesome of nature’s most tiered wagon and parade amazing creatures in this them through the facility,” recently expanded exhibit. Guile said of the daily • Coral Reef — offering. “During this time, Immerse yourself in the people can get an up-close- vibrant colors and natural and-personal view of them splendor of a coral reef as and ask questions. you pass through one of The Surrounded by the many acrylic tunnels. Sharks exhibit also is one • Dangerous and of the top exhibits offered Deadly — Encounter the to visitors, Guile said. most feared and lethal — Visitors can immerse and often misunderstood themselves in the ocean in — animals found in the the underwater tunnels aquatic world. surrounded by sharks and • Frog Bog — Children other sea life. have never seen frogs like Exhibits include: this before. The Frog Bog • Amazon — Walk is the largest exhibit of along the floor of the its kind in the Midwest, Amazon River, during its with nearly 20 species of


After years of debate, industry heel dragging and government inaction, most tour bus companies are on track to outfit their vehicles with passenger seat belts in the next few years. The push has come in the wake of data showing that more than 60 percent of fatalities in tour bus accidents take place when the vehicle overturns. Without seat belts, passengers often are thrown from the bus, with deadly consequences. The Department of Transportation’s National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration said in a 2010 report that seat belts might reduce fatalities in rollover accidents by 77 percent. That assumes passengers would use the safety restraints. Some tour bus operators say that even when buses are equipped with seat belts, 10 percent of passengers, or fewer, use them. New seat belt regulations this year are expected to require seat belts in tour buses, and many tour companies, knowing the regulations are imminent, already have begun switching to buses outfitted with the restraints.

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sandbar, whitetip reef, blacktip reef, nurse and zebra sharks swim over and around you. • Theater — The theater features one of the largest acrylic windows in the Aquarium for an aweinspiring view of the giant shark tank. Behind-the-scenes tours and a penguin encounter are available to visitors during specific times for an additional fee. “There is so much to see and do here at aquarium,” Guile said. “There is a lot to learn about the animals. It is a beautiful place to come and the staff here is ready and willing to answer your questions. “There’s always something new, there’s always something to see.”


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• Rainforest — Beneath a soaring glass canopy, visitors will marvel at Asian small-clawed otters swimming and playing against the enchanting backdrop of a peaceful waterfall. • Shark Central — Thrill seeker alert: You can touch a real shark at the only experiences of its kind in the region. • Shore Gallery — Discover fish that have four eyes, fish that can walk right out of the water and fish that can spit water 6 feet to catch insects. You’ll see these and many more wonders in our Shore Gallery. • Surrounded By Sharks — Immerse yourself in the ocean when you walk through underwater tunnels while sand tiger,

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exotic frogs. • Gator Alley — Get eye-to-eye with Mighty Mike and meet his new friends at the brand new Gator Alley exhibit. • Jellyfish Gallery — Marvel at the largest and coolest jellyfish exhibit in the Midwest. Visitors will be mesmerized and amazed by more than a hundred jellyfish. • Penguin Palooza — Enjoy one of the most diverse collections of coldweather penguins in the country at Kroger Penguin Palooza. • World Rivers — In the first gallery to be visited, Pepsi World Rivers, participants will find the highest density and diversity of life forms in the Aquarium.

Since 1977, the federal government has required school buses to use “compartmentalization” — high, padded seat backs designed to absorb impact in a crash. But the system didn’t provide protection in rollovers or prevent children from being ejected. Studies from pilot programs in the six states where school bus seat belts are required — and students are required to wear them — showed that at least 75 percent of elementary students buckle up; among middle and high school students, compliance dropped to 50 percent or less, according to the National School Transportation Association. In New York, the only

state that requires seat belts but does not insist that students use them, the rate is close to zero at all grade levels, the association said. Getting seat belts on a new bus costs $8,500 to $13,000. Dan Ronan, spokesman for the American Bus Association, said despite the ongoing debate, seat belts will be a standard feature on buses in the near future. They are an option on almost any new bus, and buyers are requesting them. “I can’t think of anyone who I’ve heard of who has bought a new coach in the last 18 months or a year that hasn’t put in seat belts,” Ronan said.

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Bill Carter had been planning his bucket-list winter vacation to Alaska for 30 years, and he couldn’t have picked a better time to take it. The retired chemist from Jesup, Ga., didn’t mind that February temperatures can hover near minus 40 degrees on the outskirts of Fairbanks, because the night sky there offered Carter something most people never get to see: the aurora borealis. “Yellows, oranges, greens. There were light bursts that would come from time to time,” Carter said during his trip. “There were light rays that seemed to come from the ground up, and from the sky down.” The northern lights can be seen on dark, clear nights when charged solar particles strike the upper atmosphere near the North Pole. Because of a predicted peak in a solar cycle, this year and next year are expected to offer prime viewing for the elusive phenomenon. So Alaska’s tourism industry is gearing up for thousands of visitors like Carter including jet loads from Japan who are willing to wait outside in freezing weather, often for hours past midnight, in hopes of catching a once-ina-lifetime glimpse of the lights. Fairbanks, the largest city in Alaska’s interior, is well-suited for aurora tourism because it’s located just at the edge of the “auroral oval,” a ring-shaped region that circles the north magnetic pole where auroral activity is most common. It also has less cloud cover because of its distance from the ocean, and tourists can usually escape the city’s light pollution by driving just 10 miles (17 kilometers) out. Lonely Planet, National Geographic and the Los Angeles Times travel section have all named Fairbanks or its surrounding areas as one of the best tourist destinations this year. Dixie Burbank got a glimpse of the aurora as a child growing up in Wisconsin, but as an adult always wanted to travel to where the lights are more powerful. “This has been something I’ve talked about for years, finally making our trek up to Alaska to see the northern lights,” said Burbank, of Sun Prairie, Wis., who, like Carter, saw the lights during a visit to Alaska this month.



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Temple, Drexel try taking dorms upscale PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Drexel touts upscale furniture, double beds, privacy walls, full kitchens, high-definition golf simulators, and, soon, a nearby Shake Shack. Temple touts low student-tobathroom ratios and lounges that create two-floor gathering spots with high ceilings, big views, and 70-inch screens. But behind both loaded dormitory towers now being built for students drawn to these popular urban schools — and for their demanding parents — is a common goal: an ingathering from the neighborhoods, a reinjection of residential life on campus. “These are schools whose time has come,” said Bob Francis, Drexel University’s vice president of university facilities. “We’re trying to unburden the residential communities around us.” “Urban schools are hot, cities are hot,” said Jim Creedon, his counterpart at Temple University, where a 27-floor tower is under construction on Broad Street near Cecil B. Moore Avenue. “Students want to live a certain way. Neighbors are clear they don’t want Temple to grow out.” At colleges across the region, administrators are rushing to keep up with the dorm race, including Haverford College, with dorms designed by the architects who designed the Barnes; Franklin and Marshall College, with its New College House; and vast upgrades at Villanova and Shippensburg Universities. But at the buzzed-about urban schools, a national trend that has put schools like Northeastern University in Boston and Drexel atop many prospective students’ college lists, the trend is clear. Towering above them all, at 33 stories, is the Grove at Cira South on Chestnut Street, a privately developed high-rise that will cater to students from both the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel. It is being built by Brandywine Realty Trust and Charlotte, N.C.-based Crest Campus Communities Inc., reflecting another trend: private companies doing near-campus student housing. Single rooms will start at $1,300 a month, with rooftop pool and fitness club amenities.


Living room and dining area of the model of a double bedroom model for Chestnut Square, 32nd through 33rd on Chestnut St. on the Drexel campus, Philadelphia, Feb. 13. “It happened with bookstores and food services,” Drexel’s Francis said. “There are parts of universities that are not core operations that other people do better.” The 19-story Drexel dormitory tower, plus its two eight-story mid-rises, at 32d and Chestnut Streets will be part of a total reimagining of Chestnut from the river to 40th Street, he said, with new facades bringing retail out to the street to create a more dense, pedestrian-oriented city space. It will also, Francis noted, contribute to the ongoing mission of “de-orange-ifying” Drexel - where a midcentury construction boom of low-cost orange brick gave the campus an aesthetically dubious you’ve-left-Penn branding. “You’re making the city walkable, livable,” he said. “It was a suburban setback. Now, suddenly, you give it urban rhythm, character, and feel.” At Drexel, where applications jumped 8 percent last year to 41,209 and are expected to exceed that this year, about 4,600 of 14,500 undergraduates currently live on campus. Drexel’s Powelton Village neighbors have long complained about students filling up multi-


Inside the Mitchell and Hillary Morgan Hall at Temple University, a high rise luxury dormitory, part of a new trend occurring on local college campuses. Here, a sample dorm room on the 3rd floor photographed Feb. 14. bedroom Victorians, and administrators are now requiring sophomores to live in university-affiliated housing. Francis said the surrounding neighborhood has seen a decline in owner-occupied housing to about 14 percent. In recent years, the city has sent inspectors to issue violations at houses with more than three unrelated people.

(City code forbids more than that.) The romance of the old, wild off-campus Victorian with the rickety porch filled with empty kegs may be something both students and neighbors would rather be done with. Francis said the 850 beds in the new dormitories on Chestnut Street were leased out within two

months, at per-student costs ranging from $792 a month (in 12 monthly installments) for a twobedroom, two-bathroom for four students to $992 a month for two private bedrooms and a bathroom. The total cost of the Chestnut Square apartments, done in conjunction with American Campus Communities, is $97.6 million which works out to about $113,500 per student. At Temple, the $216 million price tag for its Mitchell and Hilarie Morgan Residence Hall, designed by Philadelphia architects MGA Partners, works out to $138,000 per bed. Each apartment includes a 42-inch flatscreen television. But where Drexel sees its new dormitory complex as urbanizing Chestnut Street and helping Powelton Village, Temple sees its complex as bringing critical mass to the idea of a full-fledged residential campus. The new dorms are especially attractive to international students unfamiliar with U.S. cities, and to parents — Velcro, not helicopter, is the preferred description — who favor a living situation that is secured and supervised. Within the dorms, the highceilinged lounges that each cater to two floors — with a balcony overlooking from one — help create natural “neighborhoods” within the towers, said Michael Scales, associate vice president of student affairs and director of university housing and residential life at Temple. More student interaction means less isolation and happier students. There is an interior courtyard that will create a more traditional “quad” green space. “Our growth is largely dictated by student demand,” said Scales. “It’s modern student housing with a small footprint.” Since 2002, the number of students living on or near Temple’s main campus has nearly tripled to around 13,000, said spokesman Hillel Hoffmann. In that time, freshman applications have increased by more than 22 percent, he said. Total enrollment at Temple’s main campus has increased by more than 7,800 students since 2002.

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This May 29, 2012, photo shows stone walls on a hillside on the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland. Ireland is about 300 miles from north to south and a driving trip in the country’s western region takes you along hilly, narrow roads with spectacular views ranging from seaside cliffs to verdant farmland.

Road tripping in Ireland’s West Travelers explore the pastoral countryside BY JAKE COYLE Associated Press BRUCKLESS, Ireland — Many visitors to Ireland make the trip in search of heritage, tracking down ancestors in obscure villages and wandering through ancient churches, pursuing the dream of a verdant, pastoral homeland. This year, Ireland is promoting this pastime with The Gathering, a tourism initiative of some 2,500 local events and ancestral reunions calling the Irish diaspora back. But on a visit to Ireland last summer, despite my Irish blood, my wife and I decided to do a road trip rather than a roots trip. We set out for a week of pastoral rambling on the open road or rather, the precipitous, cliff-hugging road. We planned two or three days each in Kerry, Connemara and Donegal, connecting scenic drives along with hikes to stretch our legs and pub stops to make them wobbly. It was an ambitious haul — Ireland is about 486 kilometers (300 miles) top to bottom and we left each county wishing to stay for another few days. We meandered from the seaside foodie capital of Kinsale in County Cork, up to the Atlantic Ocean inlet of Ardara in Donegal, Ireland’s most northerly county. Tracing a squiggly doodle, we swerved in and out of the splayed peninsulas of the fingered coast. Occasionally, at places like Tarbert in Kerry, we cut a straight line on a ferry. Ireland is mired in an ongoing recession following the collapse of an economic boom, resulting in prices that may seem low to tourists. But one lasting benefit of the Celtic Tiger has been the work done to the country’s roads. New highways have been built, rural roads paved and roadway fatalities have steadily declined for years. American visitors might still find the roads narrow, twisting and backward (they drive on the left), but it doesn’t take an exceptionally intrepid traveler to thrill to the scenic drives of the West of Ireland. We had come from Dublin, but most tourists heading to

mile) route rises to a staggering, wind-swept perch above Clifden Bay. We made time for music in County Mayo’s Westport (where Matt Molloy of The Chieftains owns a pub that nightly cooks up traditional Irish music) but soon enough pushed north, past the dreamy, foggy, glacier-carved Killary Harbour. En route to County Donegal, we spent an afternoon in the town of Sligo, which has grown in recent years but has not lost its fine old pubs. (We enjoyed our stop in one, Thomas Connolly’s.) Sligo is also famed as a place of inspiration for the great Irish poet, W.B. Yeats. We paused at Yeats’ grave in Drumcliffe, just outside of town, where a tip led us to a less heralded but unexpectedly charming loop by Mullaghmore Head. It was short enough to do on foot, and we caught it in the gorgeous late afternoon light, which The swerving road at the tip of the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. bathed the jagged shoreline in a Ireland’s West will find the tranquil glow. Shannon Airport outside This late light it can stay Limerick and south of Galway bright until 10 p.m. during the the best entry point. Car rentals summer frequently nearly did us there are inexpensive, about 100 in. Most restaurants don’t stay euros or $133 a week for a comopen past 9 p.m., so we often pact with manual transmission found ourselves, having (automatics are available but stretched a stroll too long, racing cost more). Drivers accustomed to find dinner in time. to sitting on the left will surely Luckily, innkeepers were find themselves jabbing the always accommodating if we right-hand driver-side door a few called ahead before arriving times while reaching for the after dark. That was the case at stick shift. Bruckless House, an 18th centuOur first drive was the worldry, ivy-covered Georgian country famous Ring of Kerry, a green house on 18 lush acres not far loop of 179 kilometers (111 outside the town of Donegal. As miles) around Iveragh Peninsula. our third and final resting place Its sheer variety of topography along the coast, it was the culmifrom coastal peaks to inland nation of our journey: the bucolic lakes makes it feel like a craggy A car drives along a narrow road in Mullaghmore, County Sligo, idyll at the end of the road. The playground of countless secret place teemed with almost comiIreland. pathways. You wouldn’t be surcally picturesque country life. prised if a hobbit lived someIn the same neighborhood, in the side. Exiting Dingle is no less The rugged north country of where in Killarney National breathtaking, maneuvering village of Waterville, is a differDonegal opened before us on the Park. ent kind of oddity: a bronze stat- through Conor Pass, Ireland’s rocky seaside circuit past the The Ring of Kerry is also one ue of Charlie Chaplin, who frehighest mountain pass, toward towering Slieve League cliffs, the of Ireland’s biggest tourist Tralee. quently holidayed there. astounding expanse of Maghera draws, with renowned spots like From there, our trip skipped Strand (a cave-walled beach outThe Ring of Kerry’s northern the Gap of Dunloe and Ladies north, passing through the neighbor, the Slea Head Drive, side Ardara), the deep valley of View. Tour buses line up though less famous, is its equal. Burren, known for its bizarre Glengesh Pass, and the herkythroughout the town of limestone formations, stopping It starts outside the medieval jerky scenic road up along the Killarney, their large rear-view for dinner in Galway and carry- shores of Portnoo and Dooey. hilltop town of Dingle (where mirrors making them look like ing on to Clifden in County Dick Mack’s offers one of the Nancy’s pub in Ardara, too, giant slugs clogging up the road. warmest pub atmospheres you’re Galway, which would be our brought the trip to an apex with But getting stuck behind one base for exploring Connemara. likely to find), and takes you to a trifecta of Guinness Stew, simply provides reason for a the end of the narrow, 47-kilome- The area was the backdrop for Guinness Cake and, naturally, a detour to a random cove or hikdirector John Ford’s 1952 drama few pints of Guinness. ter (30-mile) Dingle Peninsula. ing trail. Out at Dunmore Head, the drive “The Quiet Man,” which starred There were countless roads Other rings in the area, as John Wayne as an Irishreaches a dramatic crescendo, not taken — it pains me that we the circular driving routes are braced against a cliff as it turns American reclaiming the family missed the Inishowen 100, called, include the Skellig Ring a corner and opens up to a view farm. named for its 100-mile route at the end of the peninsula. The of a green slope leading into the In Connemara National Park, (160 kilometers) farther up in Skellig Ring offers a closer view sea, where the Blasket Islands we hiked to the top of Diamond Donegal, and the Giants of the Skellig Islands, a Hill, and continued the scenic stretch offshore. Causeway in Northern Ireland, UNESCO World Heritage Site drive circuit with the Sky Road. for starters. But we spent our It’s a spot steeped in history, and home to a frighteningly too, with monastic stone beehive Beginning on the north edge of week in a happy daily cycle of steep sixth century monastery. huts peering down from the hill- Clifden, the 12-kilometer (7.5drives, walks and pubs.



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Five great Bruce Willis performances BY CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Film Reviewer LOS ANGELES — By now it’s clear that nothing and no one can kill Bruce Willis, whose fifth film in the “Die Hard” franchise, the horribly titled “A Good Day to Die Hard,” opened recently. It is not his finest hour. At 57, he still wreaks havoc and looks great in a tight T-shirt but he doesn’t seem to be enjoying himself very much. Still, it’s a good opportunity to look back at five of the best performances in Willis’ eclectic, enduring career: • “Die Hard” (1988): I had a huge crush on him as the quickwitted David Addison on “Moonlighting,” which seems kinda creepy in retrospect, given that I was in junior high when the series launched and he’s 17 years old than I am. But that role set the stage for the character that would go on to define his career: wisecracking New York cop John McClane. Willis is at his charismatic best in this ’80s action classic swaggering, smart-alecky and resourceful, but, at his core, just a regular guy trying to outwit the Euro baddies. The fact that he’s not a superhero actually gives the character more power. • “Pulp Fiction” (1994): One of the most important and influential movies of the 1990s,

who, famously, sees dead people. The muting of Willis’ action-star persona is what’s so effective here; his quiet melancholy adds to the chilly mood. • “Sin City” (2005): Willis once again plays a cop John Hartigan, the last honest cop in this corrupt town searching for an 11-year-old girl who would go on to become an exotic dancer played by Jessica Alba. In Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s gloriously stylized graphic novel-film noir mashup, Willis is the traditionally hardened, world-weary anti-hero looking to clear his name. It’s a performance filled with both regret and determination, much of which he spells out in dramatic but understated voiceover. • “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012): Wes Anderson’s best live-action movie since “Rushmore” is all about the kids: two precocious pre-teens who fall in love and run off together AP PHOTO/SPYGLASS ENTERTAINMENT, RON PHILLIPS, FILE but have nowhere to go on an In this publicity photo released by Spyglass Entertainment, Haley Joel Osment, left, and Bruce Willis insular New England island. appear in a scene from the film “The Sixth Sense,” a tale of a child who can see ghosts. Still, the adults provide an excellent supporting cast, brand of verbosity; he’s also very this hell-of-a-twist blockbuster of course, with Willis in a role from M. Night Shyamalan. (The including Willis as the island’s that lets him put all his talents much up for the, um, many freaky and physical demands of two would reteam the next year lonely sheriff on the hunt for the on display at once. As a boxer runaways. There’s great subtlety for another supernatural named Butch who’s supposed to appearing in a Tarantino film. • “The Sixth Sense” (1999): thriller, “Unbreakable,” in which and sadness to his performance; throw a fight but ends up winWillis is also very good in a low- you look at his character and If Willis’ characters in the ’80s ning it instead, Willis is tough the middle-aged rut he’s gotten key way.) Willis is the ghost at but tender, powerful yet vulnera- were all about cunning and himself into and pray that these ble. Quentin Tarantino is in love bravado, the late ’90s and 2000s the center of this ghost story, a frequently found him in a more child psychologist working with love-struck kids don’t similarly with words and Willis is an introspective mode, especially in a little boy (Haley Joel Osment) lose their spark. excellent fit for his peculiar



‘Snitch’ a well-made yarn about drug world



LOS ANGELES — Although it sometimes accompanies fine films such as “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Argo,” the phrase “inspired by a true story” tacked onto the front of a movie too often warns you that you’re about to see something “inspiring” in the most hackneyed, triumph-of-thehuman-spirit sort of way. What’s surprising about “Snitch” is that, rather than taking the reductive path of offering innocuous emotional uplift or one-man-army action, it generates a feeling of real desperation and fear as it shows a man getting in way over his head when he takes on some very bad guys. In other words, this is a pretty good film starring an actor named Dwayne Johnson, not a commodity with The Rock as a hood ornament. Summit’s main commercial hopes still rest with the mainstream action crowd which likely will be satisfied despite the film’s refusal to dish out doses of bodily harm like clockwork but for Johnson, this could broaden the perception of the sorts of roles he can play as he pushes into his 40s. Directed with intensity by longtime stuntman Ric Roman Waugh (“Felon”), “Snitch” takes its dramatic opportunities seriously and not just as an excuse for brutal confrontations between drug dealers and assorted thugs. The “inspiring” part lies in the fact that a father, John Matthews (Johnson), is willing to go to the absolute limit to prevent his teenage son Jason (Rafi Gavron) from serving 10 years in prison under mandatorysentencing laws for having made one stupid mistake. The involving part is how he goes about it: getting entangled with some very unsavory characters while trying to preserve a vestige of his morality and remain alive. Inspired by a “Frontline” report about an aspect of the law that allows for reduced time in exchange for informing on drug dealers, the script by Justin Haythe (“Revolutionary Road,” ”The Clearing”) and Waugh follows a familiarfeeling template but goes deep enough with character detail and legal issues to set it apart from standard-issue drug- and crime-related



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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. • 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. • Baseball bingo will be offered from 7 p.m. until games are complete at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds help the youth baseball organization, a nonprofit.

Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. New members welcome. For more 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. • 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.


• 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. • A teen support group for any grieving teens, ages 12-18 years in the greater Miami County area is offered from 6-7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings at the Generations of Life Center, second floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. There is no participation fee. Sessions are facilitated by trained bereavement staff and volunteers. Crafts, sharing time and other grief support activities are preceded by a light meal. • Quilting and crafts is offered MONDAY from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First • Dollar menu night will be from St., Tipp City. Call 667-8865 for 6-8 p.m. at Troy Eagles, 225 N. Elm more information. St. Dollar menu items include ham• Mothers of Preschoolers, a burger sliders, sloppy joe, hot dog, group of moms who meet to unwind grilled cheese, french fries, onion and socialize while listening to inforstraws, cup of soup, ice cream and mation from speakers, meet the more for $1 each. second and fourth Tuesday from • Christian 12 step meetings, 6:15-8:30 p.m. Single, married, “Walking in Freedom,” are offered at working or stay-at-home moms are 7 p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 invited. Children (under 5) are cared Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. for in MOPPETS. For more informa• An arthritis aquatic class will be tion, contact Michelle Lutz at 440offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at 9417 or Andrea Stapleton at 339Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 8074. 335-2715 or visit for • The Miami Shelby Chapter of more information and programs. the Barbershop Harmony Society • An evening grief support group will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene meets the second and fourth Street United Methodist Church, Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the 415 W. Greene St., Piqua. All men Generations of Life Center, second interested in singing are welcome floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The and visitors always are welcome. support group is open to any grievFor more information, call 778-1586 ing adult in the greater Miami County or visit the group’s Web site at area and there is no participation fee. Sessions are facilitated by • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at trained bereavement staff. Call 573- Richards Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., 2100 for details or visit the website Troy. Video/small group class at designed to help separated or • AA, Big Book discussion meet- divorced people. For more informaing will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity tion, call 335-8814. Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. p.m., Dettmer’s Daniel Dining The discussion is open to the public. Room. • AA, Green & Growing will meet • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 at 8 p.m. The closed discussion p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, meeting (attendees must have a 1431 W. Main St., Troy. desire to stop drinking) will be at • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come Troy View Church of God, 1879 Old Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Staunton Road, Troy. Step Room at Trinity Episcopal • AA, There Is A Solution Group Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg The discussion is open. United Methodist Church, County • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The dis- Lutheran Church, Main and Third cussion group is closed (participants streets at 8 p.m. This is a closed must have a desire to stop drinking). discussion (participants must have • AA, West Milton open discusa desire to stop drinking). sion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd • Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney Lutheran Church, rear entrance, Group, Presbyterian Church, corner 1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, North and Miami streets, Sidney. handicap accessible. • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room Troy. Open discussion. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. • An Intermediate Pilates class Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion will be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. meeting is open. A beginner’s meet- at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For ing begins at 7:30 p.m. more information, call Tipp-Monroe • Alternatives: Anger/Rage Community Services at 667-8631 or Control Group for adult males, 7-9 Celeste at 669-2441. p.m., Miami County Shelter, 16 E. • Women’s Anger/Rage Group Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed will meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at are physical, verbal and emotional the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami violence toward family members and County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. other persons, how to express feelIssues addressed are physical, verings, how to communicate instead of bal and emotional violence toward confronting and how to act nonviofamily members and other persons, lently with stress and anger issues. how to express feelings, how to • Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, communicate instead of confronting 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. and how to act nonviolently with Other days and times available. For stress and anger issues. Call 339more information, call 339-2699. 6761 for more information. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds • Narcotics Anonymous, Just For Tuesday, will meet at 7 p.m. at Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran

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. • The Knitting Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Bradford Public Libary, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. All knitters are welcome or residents can come to learn. • 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. •The Milton-Union Senior Citizens will meet the second and fourth Wednesday 1 p.m. at 435 Hamilton St., West Milton. Those interested in becoming members are invited to attend. Bingo and cards follow the meetings. • Grandma’s Kitchen, a homecooked meal prepared by volunteers, is offered every Wednesday from 5-6:30 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, for a suggested donation of $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. • 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. • The Troy American Legion Post No. 43 euchre parties will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 339-1564. • The Toastmasters will meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at American Honda to develop to help participants practice their speaking skills in a comfortable environment. Contact Eric Lutz at 332-3285 for more information. • 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 3396761. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Children’s Creative Play Group will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. School-age children will learn appropriate social interactions and free expression through unique play therapy. There is no charge for this program. More information is available by calling 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Spirit of Recovery, Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 9100 N. Main St., State Route 48, between Meijer and Samaritan North. For other meetings or information, call 252-6766 or (800) 589-6262, or visit the Web site at • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • A Pilates Beginners group matwork class will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 667-8631 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 Troy Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. For more information, call 335-1923. • 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. • All Kiser High School alumni and friends are invited to the monthly meeting on the fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 200, 5046 Nebraska Ave., Huber Heights. Use the rear entrance. • The Tipp City Seniors offer lince dancing at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at 320 S. First St., Tipp City.

THURSDAY • The Upper Valley Medical Center Mom and Baby Get Together group will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursdays at the Farm House, located northwest of the main hospital entrance and next to the red barn on the UVMC campus. The meeting is facilitated by the lactation department. The group offers the opportunity to meet with other moms, share about being a new mother and to learn more about breastfeeding and the baby. For more information, call (937) 440-4906. • Dedicated Rescue Efforts for Animals in Miami County will meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday in April and May at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, at at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday in June, July and August at the Tipp City Library. • 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. • Parents are invited to attend the Corinn’s Way Inc. parent support group from 7-8:30 p.m. each Thursday. The meetings are open discussion. • Tipp City Seniors gather to play cards prior to lunch every Thursday at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. At noon will be a carry-in lunch and participants should bring a covered dish and table service. On the third Thursday, Senior Independence offers blood pressure and blood sugar testing before lunch. For more information, call 667-8865. • Best is Yet to Come open AA meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • 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. • AA, Troy Friday Morning Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m. in the Salvation Army, 129 South Wayne St., Piqua. Use parking lot entrance, held in gym. • Narcotics Anonymous, Clean and Free, 8 p.m., Dettmer Hospital, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Open discussion. Fellowship from 78 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 9-10 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 667-2441. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • A singles dance is offered every Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Christopher Club, Dixie Highway, Kettering, sponsored by Group Interaction. The dance is $6. For more information, call 640-3015 or visit • Christian Worship Center, 3537 S. Elm Tree Road, Christiansburg, hosts a Friday Night Bluegrass Jam beginning at 7 p.m. each Friday. Homemade meals are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants may bring instruments and join in. A small donation is requested at the door. For more information or directions, call 857-9090 or 631-2624.

SATURDAY • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • Recovery Too Al-Anon meetings are offered at 8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Church, main campus, Room 117, S. County Road 25A, Tipp City. • AA, Men’s Meeting will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new First Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Road and State Route 41. The meeting is closed (members must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, Troy Winners Group will meet at 8:30 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy for discussion. The meeting is open. • AA, Troy Beginners Group meets at 7 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. This is an open discussion meeting. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, meeting at 9 a.m., weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. • Pilates for Beginners (Introduction), 9:15-10:15 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Narcotics Anonymous, Saturday Night Live, 8 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St., Sidney. • Relapse Prevention Group, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at The Avenue, Room 504, at Ginghamsburg Main Campus, 6759 S. County Road 25A. • The Next Step, a worship celebration for people on the road to recovery, 7 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Main Campus Sanctuary, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • Yoga classes will be offered from 10-11 a.m. at the First United Church of Christ, Troy. The public is invited. • Baseball bingo will be offered from 7 p.m. until games are complete at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds help the youth baseball organization, a nonprofit. • The Tipp City Seniors eat out at area restaurants (sign up at the center) at 4:30 p.m. Card cames will be offered at the center for a $2 donation.



Sunday, February 14, 2013


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How work, play meet in the family home BY BROOKE LEFFERTS AP Book Reviewer “The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More” (William Morrow), by Bruce Feiler: Many parents claim they’re too busy raising their kids to stop and read a book about how to do it better. Bruce Feiler, who has a full plate as a successful writer and dad of two, decided to make improving family life his business in his new book, “The Secrets of Happy Families.” The scene at Feiler’s house, with his working wife and now 8-year-old twin daughters, is similar to most families: active and stressful. Feiler’s goal was to put out a playbook for happy families to make life more efficient, relaxed and fun. But instead of seeking


This book cover image released by William Morrow shows “The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More,” by Bruce Feiler. advice from traditional sources, he consulted people at the top of their game in business, technology, sports and the military about innovative ideas they take from the

boardroom to the playroom. The best-selling author is known for tackling tough issues, including family, mortality and faith, and making them accessible to readers. In this book, he offers useful advice on everything from weekly allowances to road trip games to sex talks. But it’s Feiler’s unique perspective and voice that sets it apart from other work in both the parenting and happiness genres. The book is organized and easy to digest. It’s broken down into sections on the importance of families adapting to change, communicating and taking time to play. Each chapter takes on a new family challenge, including sharing meals, tackling difficult conversations, creating a more functional and comfortable home, and managing extended family. Feiler will win readers from the get-go when he says the nearly 200 books

he read by child-rearing experts and therapists were dated and out of touch with the reality of modern families. His healthy mix of enthusiasm and skepticism for the solutions he uncovers instills trust in the reader. In each chapter, Feiler test-drives the methods he presents on his own family. Not afraid to admit their failures, his stories are relatable and infused with humor and authenticity. Feiler takes his research duties seriously, offering many studies, references and viewpoints to back up his arguments. The most compelling groundwork is when he visits several families and examines their homes, joins them for meals and even attends a soccer game all to see theories put into action. Some of the book’s best advice is simple, yet routinely neglected by many families. Feiler says their weekly family meetings

modeled after sit-downs at many giant companies became the “single most impactful idea they introduced since their kids were born.” His family also created a mission statement to sum up their priorities, goals and dreams, and posted it in a visible spot at home. Feiler offers practical solutions that can work for any family, regardless of the age or gender of the parents or kids. But he isn’t offering a magic bullet for happiness. “I was determined not to force things I learned into some catchy list you absolutely must do to have a happy family. There is no such list … no single formula.” His main point is to pay attention to family practices and customs, continue to discuss them and take proactive steps to make necessary changes when something’s not working. It’s up to every family to uncover its own secrets of what makes them thrive.

Book offers dark, crass view of married life BY MATT SEDENSKY AP Book Reviewer “The Average American Marriage: A Novel” (Harper Perennial), by Chad Kultgen: If you are looking for profanity, “The Average American Marriage: A Novel” offers it in abundance. If you want a narrator’s undying obsession with sex and frequent graphic depictions of it, you have found it. If it’s an easy, enter-

taining, done-in-an-afternoon read you’re in search of, here it is. If, however, the title has fooled you and you’re in search of a happy ending, turn away. The latest offering from Chad Kultgen, who has made a name for himself as the leading purveyor of “lad lit,” gives perhaps the grimmest view of marriage since “Revolutionary Road” graced theaters. The narrator, who has graduated from his single life in Kultgen’s debut,

“The Average American Male,” offers a glimpse of misery in every facet of his life. He despises his wife and her “hideously disfigured” anatomy, hates his job so much that he views elongated trips to the bathroom as the highlight of his day, and speaks with disdain of his children. Though he doesn’t come close to meeting the comedian’s level of humor, his manifestations of misery are frequently funny, from

the way he wishes he were dead at a child’s birthday party to the comparisons of his wife’s bedroom dance to that of “the worst strippers I can remember seeing in places like Reseda and Torrance.” Each moment in life, the character believes, is worse than the last, with midlife bringing a slow, painful march to death. There is no cheering this man, who even views a day at Disneyland with his family as one of the

worst of his life. The only escape from the malaise, for both the narrator and the reader, is the character’s obsession with a college intern at his office, the main driving force in the plot and the thing that ultimately puts the future of a marriage in doubt. Despite its dark view of life, and dialogue that often seems stilted, many readers, or men at least, will enjoy the ride. Think “50 Shades of Grey” for the 30-something male.


Sunday, February 24, 2013




Smallenbarger, Leonard to wed TROY — Amy Leonard and Matthew Smallenbarger of Westerville, along with their parents, Mike and Jill Leonard of Troy and Spencer and Debbie


Smallenbarger of Casstown, wish to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The wedding will take place May 4, 2013.

Steven Duane Massey, 57, of 1902 Edge St., Piqua, to Brenda Lou Pittenger, 61, of same address. Westley Dean Yingst, 25, of 10100 W. Versailles Road, Covington, to Jessica Kay Apple, 24, of same address. Brandon Lee Carr, 30, of 4639 Merrick, Dayton, to Jennifer Ann Haley, 30, of 24 N. Miami St., West Milton. Daniel Eugene Baker, 32, of 7691 State Route 55, Ludlow Falls, to Billie Lee Lucente, 38, of 7680 Number Nine Rd., Brookville. Joshua David Bethel, 30, of 221 E. High St., Pleasant Hill, to Faydra Nora Harmon, 23, of same address.

Sylvester Francis Meyer, 81, of 9995 N. Rakestraw Road, Covington, to Pauline Frances Clark, 73, of 409 E. Maple St., Covington. Cory Lynn Wireman, 26, of 117 Friend St., Ludlow Falls, to Cora Lynn Cromer, 23, of same address. Jared Ryan Forsythe, 29, of 1104 Van Way, Piqua, to Jennifer Alison Morgan, 29, of same address. Donald Wayne Carter III, 23, of 750 Larch St., Apt. B, Tipp City, to Jessica Ann Warren, 28, of same address. Brian Keith Sibert, 26, of 10220 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua, to Bobby Jo Ann Hildebrand, 23, of same address.

John Allen Long, 40, of 420 Adams St., Piqua, to Tabitha Lynn Medley, 29, of same address. David Wilbert Bogart, 49, of 249 E. Tipp Pike, West Milton, to Juanita Kay Holsinger, 39, of same address. Todd Allen Simpson, 33, of 5 1/2 Chestnut St., Laura, to Paula Marie Rice, 37, of same address. William John Dixon, 34, of 418 W. Walnut St., Tipp City, to Sarah Elizabeth Hough, 24, of same address. Jason George Jamiel, 38, of 413 S. Harkless, Syracuse, Ind., to Erin Alicia Schelin, 27, of 219 Westgate Circle, Troy.

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Does your bedroom need a new look? What style feels comfortable to you? Maybe all that is needed is a little something — not much. Something as simple as bedding might be all that you need. Sheets, pillowcases, comforters and maybe shams might be all you need. Those alone can be expensive enough, but if a major remodeling isn’t in the plans, a little expense in the bedding department might be just enough to redo the bedroom. Go for color and/or pattern. Find the color or color combination that is appealing and go for it. A bed skirt and comforter will probably be the most expensive items, so choose wisely and don’t skimp. The sheets and pillowcases then can be a complementary pattern or they can be solid colors. Changing the sheets each


week with a new color or new pattern will make the room “new�-looking all the time. The headboard can be the focal point in your bedroom if you should so choose. Upholstered headboards have come and gone in popularity, but nevertheless they have been and always will be common. If an upholstered headboard isn’t for you, choose an impressive stand-alone headboard that grabs your attention. It does not have to match the rest of the bedroom furniture, but can be a style and color all its own. Think about the impact that would make. The foot of the bed can be spruced up with a seat of some sort. A bench with or without a back will bring interest to the room plus give you a place to sit and put your shoes on. It will also be a place to put extra pillow shams or whatever sits on the bed during the day but is unnecessary on the bed at night. If not a

bench, how about two ottomans side by side? And if they are storage ottomans, you have a bonus. If the setting is right, a storage trunk, perhaps a hopechest type, will work beautifully at the foot of the bed. What about nightstands? Well, how much space do you have? Nightstands do not have to match each other, so you can have a table on one side of the bed and a storage night table on the other. Or you can have a desk on one side and a nightstand on the other. Here again, as with the headboard, the furniture pieces do not have to match, they just have to coordinate. Lighting is important in any room. In the bedroom there should be enough light for reading if that is what appeals to you, plus soft lighting just for atmosphere. Overhead lighting isn’t always necessary, but it’s still nice to have when you need more illumination.

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U.S. rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.56 percent WASHINGTON (AP) — The average U.S. rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage rose this week but remained near historic lows. Low mortgage rates have helped support the slowly recovering housing market. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year loan increased to 3.56 percent from 3.53 percent last week. That’s still near the 3.31 percent reached in November, which was the lowest on record dating to 1971. The average rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage stayed at 2.77 percent for a third straight week. The record low is 2.63 percent. The cheap mortgages that are encouraging more people to buy or refinance could also help sustain the economy’s recovery this year. Increased sales are helping lift home prices, which tend to make consumers feel wealthier and more likely to spend. And when homeowners refinance, it typically leads to lower loan payments and more spending. Consumer spending drives nearly 70 percent of economic activity. Sales of previously occupied homes in the U.S. rose in January to the second-highest level in three years, the National Association of Realtors reported Thursday. Analysts say the pace of purchases would be higher still if more homes were available. The supply of homes for sale dropped to nearly an eight-year low in January. The limited supply has boosted demand for construction, which has made builders more confident. Still, the housing market has a long way to go to a full recovery. And many people are unable to take advantage of the low rates, either because they can’t qualify for stricter lending rules or they lack the money for larger down payment requirements. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country on Monday through Wednesday each week. The average doesn’t include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. One point equals 1 percent of the loan amount.

I have a color-outside-the-lines personality. Maybe that’s why I really enjoy being a decorating myth-buster. Here’s a misconception I want to shatter: Big cabinets don’t work in small spaces. Wrong! Big cabinets work in every size of room, from a cavernous gallery down to a tiny little nook. And they elevate the look of every room lucky enough to have one. Big cabinets more than carry their weight when it comes to decorating payoffs. They give a room instant depth and visual interest. Depending on your goals, big cabinets can serve as an exciting backdrop to a furniture grouping or star as a room’s focal point. They provide a perfect place to store or display just about anything you want, from a bigscreen TV to favorite accents to pretty storage baskets. Here are some spots where you might want to place a big, beefy cabinet to elevate the look of your decor — if you haven’t done so already: Dining Room Forget that tiny curio cabinet in the corner of your dining room. Trade up for a large cabinet that can hold all your dishes and serving pieces, and make a huge style statement while doing so. While I love traditional china hutches in dining rooms, one of my favorite options is to instead use a large bookcase, then fill it full of dishes and other lovelies. If your big, beefy cabinet doesn’t reach the ceiling, take advantage of that empty space and fill it with a montage of framed artwork. Study Many of us have studies that are cozy and warm. Accenting a study with a wall of beautiful bookcases will knock this room out of the ballpark. A friend converted an upstairs bedroom into a work hideaway. It’s a small room, but a bank of bookcases actually makes it look larger, debunking that myth that bookcases don’t work in small rooms. At first blush, you would never guess this many bookcases could squish into this space. But here’s the amazing thing about big cabinets: They may be tall and wide enough to cover the entire wall, but they are


Big cabinets work in every size room, from a cavernous gallery with a ceiling that reaches up to the heavens down to a tiny little nook.


Brownstone’s silver leaf and reclaimed elm wood Regency Cabinet with silver leaf trim. usually thin, just 14 to 18 inches deep, so they don’t hog precious floor space.

Lots of folks have TVs in their studies or dens. Large cabinets with multiple shelves and openings provide a perfect home for today’s big flat-screens. Put the TV in one, then fill the others with a variety of accents, like books and pottery. That way, the TV feels more like one of several decorative elements in the cabinet, not the sole focal point. Living Room When you’re picking out a large cabinet to add to the living room, the sky is the limit. You could showcase an antique armoire with mirrored doors. Cover an entire wall with bookcases. Use a tall secretary to break a larger room into two conversation areas. Put matching cases on either side of your fireplace mantel. Or stick a taller, thinner cabinet in a smaller space between doorways. Large cabinets will help anchor the room and provide bonus storage. Bedroom Many newer homes feature huge closets with lots of built-in storage for clothes, so people aren’t putting dressers in their bedrooms as often. Unfortunately, these rooms are now missing the visual weight that dressers provided. A great solution is to feature a large cabinet in the bedroom. Try a bookcase, then fill it with photos of your family. Or a hutch, using the bottom portion to hold out-of-season clothing or extra bed linens and the top to hold books and decorative accents. Bathroom If the bathroom is large enough, consider finishing it off with a large cabinet. I just helped a customer design her large master bath. The space was big and open and needed something to ground it and provide some bulk. So we placed a large cabinet against an open wall, filling it with folded up towels and glass containers. She has declared her bathroom one of her favorite spots in her home. Kitchen A trend I’m loving in kitchen design is to add large, free-standing cabinets to the floor plan. While your built-in cabinets will hold the lion’s share of everyday kitchen items, it’s really fun to bring in a contrasting cabinet to use for more eye-catching kitchen items, like pretty soup tureens, platters and pitchers.


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It might seem counterintuitive to invest money in a home you’re selling. Wouldn’t it be better to save that money for improvements on your next home? Even though the home sale market has improved impressively, buyers still pay more for homes they can move right into without having to do work. This is not to say that buyers won’t buy homes that need updating, but they need to be able to see the potential. And the property needs to be priced right for the market, taking into account work that needs to be done. For example, recently a home was sold in the desirable Crocker Highlands neighborhood in Oakland, Calif. It was owned by

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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $30,500. NVR Inc. to Audrey Starnes, Danny Starnes, Jennifer Trammell, one lot, $217,500. Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group Inc., one lot, $34,000. Carriage Trails at the Heights, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group Inc., one lot, $34,000. Carriage Trails at the Heights, Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $30,500. Carriage Trails at the Heights, Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $30,500.

Bryant, one lot, $26,300. Deborah Day, Royce Day to Kristal Warner, one lot, $103, 500. Rita Brand, Vincent Brand, Linda Johnston POA to Dede Kalmar, Stephen Kalmar, one lot, $47,500. Joseph Hoffman, Regina Hoffmann to America Homes 4 Rent Property, one lot, $155,000.

TROY Lelah Pittenger, Richard Pittenger to Lelah Pittenger, co-trustee, Richard Pittenger, co-trustee, Richard Pittenger and Lelah Pittenger Trust, one lot, $0. Estate of Anna Jean Wray to Jack Winters, one lot, $0. Harlow Builders Inc. to Andrew Tschop, Breana Tschop, one lot, $185,600. Estate of Marvin Curtis, to Douglas Curtis, two lots, $0. Zachary Sweet to Steven Sampson, Thelma Sweet, one lot, $0. Nottingham Development Inc. to Scott Investments of Troy LLC, one lot, $44,900. Nottingham Development Inc. to Scott Investments of Troy LLC, one lot, $44,900. JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, one lot, $0. Elizabeth Brown Third Amended and Restated Revocable Living Trust to U.S. Bank N.A., successor trustee to Joshua Lephart, two lots, $242,000. Harlow Builders Inc. to Cynthia Back, Larry Back, one lot, $67,900. Scott Investments of Troy LLC to Kenneth Murray, Patricia Murray, one lot, $245,800. Estate of Roger Sentman, Forrest Sentman, executor to Marlene Hinkle, one lot, $75,000. Denlinger & Sons Builders to Chelsey Straka, Nicholas Straka, one lot, $67,900. Charlotte Taylor Revocable Trust, Charlotte Taylor to Federal National Mortgage Association, one lot, $43,400. Chester Brown Jr. to Bank of America N.A., one lot, $45,400. Erma Cool to Erma Cool Irrevocable Trust, Neta Noll, trustee, one lot, $0. Cornerstone Baptist Church to Gary Rosenberg, Steve Rosenberg, one lot, $26,000. Gary Rosenberg, Kristine Sharpe Rosenberg, Steven Rosenberry to Hatler

PIQUA Connie Caserta, Linda Kittle, Steven Kittle, David Malone, Melissa Malone to Tabitha Smith, one lot, $49,900. Morequity Inc., Nationstar Mortgage LLC, attorney in fact to John Shell, Kimberly Shell, two part lots, $22,500. Donna Martin to Lisa Feeser, one lot, $135,000. Ami Fashner to Jake Fashner, one lot, $0. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Company, Felty & Lembright Co. LPA, power of attorney to Richard Smith, Tracy Smith, one part lot, $34,700. Gmac Mortgage LLC to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, one lot, $0. Christe Mengos, Shirley Mengos to Christine Bammel, Julienne Heinen, Christe Mengos, one lot, $0. Jonathan Vetter to Edward Beeman, one lot, $140,000. Rebecca Holthaus to Debbie Chaney, Jeffrey Chaney, one lot, $124,900. Dan Saunders to Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities, U.S. Bank N.A., one lot, $34,000. Dennis Butcher, Jill Butcher to Jason Monnin, a part lot, $37,600. Anthony Chappie to Chappie Investments LLC, one lot, $0.

TIPP CITY Jessica Roberts to Holly Huelsman, Jason Huelsman, one lot, $139,900. Bac Home Loans Servicing LP, Bank of America, successor trustee, Bank of New York Mellon, Trustee, CHL Mortgage Pass-through Trust, Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, CSMBS Inc., Alison Potts, Robert Potts, one lot, $351,100. Beth Smith, Sanford Smith to Lauren Poling, one lot, $89,900. Charles Osswald, Lesa Pridemore to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Co., a part lot, $50,000.

ALCONY Sandy Chinn to Nicholas Chinn, a part lot, $0.

COVINGTON Kimberly Dunn, Steven Dunn to Michael Hart, one lot, $124,900. Katie Coning, Landon Coning to Kimberly Dunn, Steven Dunn, one lot, $86,000. Liberty Savings Bank FSB to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, one lot, $0. Thomas Hawes, Vickie Hawes to Jason Hawes, one lot, $0. Thomas Hawes, Vickie Hawes, Hawes Keystone Inheritance Trust to Jason Hawes, trustee, Hawes Keystone Inheritance Trust, $0.

FLETCHER Keith Schaefer to Jill Brown, Mary Beth Willis, one lot, one part lot, $0.

WEST MILTON Estate of Bobby Call to Lynn Call, one lot, $0. Beverly Baker, James Baker to Amanda Ellis, Armen Ellis III, one lot, one part lot, $84,900. JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. to Christopher Phillips, Michelle Phillips, one lot, $36,500. Kacie Hodgin to Jordan Rhoads, one lot, $0.

BETHEL TWP. BRADFORD Estate of Betty Abshire to Beverly Dendall, Sharon Siders, two part lots, $0. Erika Detro, Jared Detro to Denise Detro, one lot, $32,300.



Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Linda Vernon, two part John D. Dula Jr. to Shirley Worst, one lots, $0. lot, $176,300. Estate of Karen K. Long to Eugene Carriage Trails at the Heights, Dec Land Long, 0.326 acres, $0.

Kathy Cyphers, Robert Cyphers to Duffy Real Estate Holdings LLC, two lots, $125,000. C R & T Enterprises to Duffy Real Estate Holdings LLC, two lots, $660,000. Estate of Rena Louise Burns to Earl Burns, one lot, $0. Angela Notestine, Michael Notestine to Christy Baker, Brittney Coburn, James Coburn, 5.102 acres, $270,000. Estate of William Shepherd to Mark Shepherd, 8.376 acres, $0. • CONTINUED on C3



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Before the sellers ordered a structural pest control (“termite”) inspection, they had some obvious defects corrected. This kept the cost of the remaining repairs down. It also improved the appearance of the house. A back porch that was in poor condition and was easily visible was rebuilt. A pink vinyl bathroom floor was replaced with a neutral vinyl. The most dramatic change was achieved by removing the heavy dark draperies, dark furnishings and the dark flocked wallpaper in the foyer. The draperies were left off to expose the beautiful wood windows. The house was trans-

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curb appeal is so important that they won’t even look at a listing that lacks good street presence. Enhancing curb appeal can often be done inexpensively. Trim overgrown plants to a size that allows buyers to see the architectural detail of the house. If the landscaping has been unkempt for years, remove dead plants and add colorful plants before the house goes on the market. A new lawn adds to the allure of a property. Kitchens and bathrooms are important to today’s homebuyers. However, it wouldn’t be prudent to do a complete remodel just before you put your home on the market. You usually can’t recoup the investment. Generally, fix-up-forsale projects should be limited to cost-effective improvements like new paint, replacing outdated light fixtures and replacing worn floor coverings. In the listing described above, the old bathrooms were given cosmetic upgrades. Toilets and pedestal sinks were replaced inexpensively. The original tub in this 1920s home was reglazed to look like new. Reglazing was also applied to the unattractive brown tile walls and shower in another bathroom. It turned an eyesore into a bathroom that buyers could live with until they remodeled. You can improve the look of a dated kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, paint, updated light fixtures and a new floor, if necessary. It’s sad but true that most homes never look as good as when they’re for sale. Resolve to keep your next home in good shape to increase your enjoyment. THE CLOSING: It will be a lot easier to get ready for sale. Dian Hymer, a real estate broker with more than 30 years’ experience, is a nationally syndicated real estate columnist.”



REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Cooper, Erin Cooper, one lot, $165,000. Krystal Smith, Todd Smith to Cynthia Brown, Herbert Brown Krystal Smith, Todd Smith, to Patricia Springer, Steven 2.706 acres, $0. Springer, a part tract, 5.001 acres, $165,000. MONROE TWP. Marrs Farm LLC to NuTradition Farm LTD., 5.165 acres, Estate of Don Cox to C. $0. Joanne Cox, $0. Marrs Farm LLC to Marrs Samuel Richard Ronicker, Produce LLC, 10.922 acres, $0. Teresa Ronicker to Shawn Connie Wagner, Emerson Ronicker, 32.412 acres, Wagner to Laura Becker, Mark $20,000. Becker, 82.00 acres, $0. Debra Jolley to DBO Kitrina CONCORD TWP. LLC, one lot, $99,900.


300 - Real Estate Scott Herron to Diane Herron, 1.00 acre, $0.

SPRINGCREEK TWP. Anna Wysong to Keith Wyson, $0. Federal National Mortgage Association, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co. to Blessed Direction Inc., 4.141 acres, 3.253 acres, $120,000.


Sharon Earls, Wayne Wertz to Sharon Earls, trustee, Sharon Earls Living Trust, Wayne Wertz LIving Trust, Wayne Wertz, trustee, a tract 29.773 acres, 4.846 acres, 58.967 acres, 79.182 acres, ELIZABETH TWP. NEWTON TWP. $0. Linda Robertson, Michael Alice Beeman, James William N. Adkins Revocable Robertson to Adam Valentine, Beeman to Alice Beeman, James Trust, First National Bank and 1.020 acres, a part lot, Beeman, 0.881 acres, 33.878 $113,500. Trust, U.S. Bank, trustee to A. aces, 40. Karen Swafford, Michael Sue Flory, Jason Flory, Julie Alice Roberts to Dwayne Swafford to Karen Swafford, Flory, Loren Flory, 100.929 Taylor, 26.00 acres, 6.00 acres, Michael Swafford, 1.728 acres, acres, $537,000. $250,000. Benjamin Adams to Amanda $0. Kenneth Hartley, Patricia Ann Swigart to Ashley Adams a.k.a. Amanda Wright, Hartley to Josh Hershberger, Loper, a part lot, 0.037 acres, one lot, $0. 0.873 acres, $100, 000. A. Sue Flory, Loren Flory to 0.325 acres, $86, 700. Molly Terebinski to Robert Diana Richhart, Harold Jennifer Shellabarger, 19.026 Lachey, 10.001 acres, $243,900. acres, $204,000. Trader LLC to First Franklin Mortgage Loan, Harold Trader Cindy Bradley, Douglas LOSTCREEK TWP. Bradley to Jennifer Miller, LLC, LaSalle Bank N.A., trustee, 2.1295 acres, Ralph Miller, 1.361 acres, $23,500. 1.6231 acres, $189,900. Diane Gray to Anthony Christopher Monnin, Heather NEWBERRY TWP. Monnin to Christopher Monnin, Heather Monnin, one lot, $0. Donna Huelskamp, Douglas Jean Martino t o Rodney Huelskamp to Carla Miller, Martino, 10.397 acres, $0. James Miller, 13.997 acres, $0.


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Dark colors complement stainless appliances By Home & Garden Television What are the hottest colors to pair with stainless-steel appliances? Find out from our designers! Although there are many appliances in black, white and other colors on the market today, stainless steel is still the most popular choice, says Bob Garner, president of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. This is undoubtedly one reason that deep, dark paint colors are becoming more popular for kitchens. “Although kitchens have traditionally been painted white or pale colors, there is a major movement today toward saturated colors,” says

Margaret Walch, director of The Color Association of the United States. “Because stainless steel reflects a lot of light, kitchens with many metallic surfaces can take an especially bold, bright color.” There are several trendy shades that look particularly striking with stainless, says Walch, whose association forecasts color trends. “For a room with a lot of stainless steel, I’d suggest what we at the Color Association call Kabuki red — a deep, saturated red such as Benjamin Moore’s Exotic Red (2086-10). That would look smashing with stainless steel.” If the thought of an entirely red kitchen makes you jumpy, Walch says, consider

just one red wall. “You can either paint one wall red or do a red tile backsplash. Either way, it will give you a dynamic effect.” Slightly less dynamic but equally appealing is a deep, saturated yellow, says Walch. “There’s no need to stick to the pale shades of yellow most often used in kitchens,” she says. “Instead, try Spanish bloom yellow, such as Benjamin Moore’s Banana Yellow (2002-2). People like their kitchens to wake them up a bit in the morning. A deep, bright color helps make the kitchen more eye-opening.” — Courtesy Susan Kleinman on

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PRODUCTION WORKERS KTH Parts Industries, Inc., a quality oriented manufacturer of stamped and welded auto parts, located in St. Paris, Ohio has immediate openings for second shift Production Associates. The successful candidate must have a good work history and be able to work overtime – including Saturdays. KTH Parts offers a very attractive benefit package, competitive wage, and a team oriented manufacturing environment, including: • Starting wage of $14.97/hr. plus shift differential • Pay increases every 6 months over the next two years • Health care (Rx card), dental, and vision coverage • Defined benefit retirement plan • 401(k) plan • Perfect attendance bonuses (quarterly) • Paid holidays, vacations, and shut-downs

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Home Health Nurse (Wound Care Certified) Responsibilities include the clinical care of the client in the client’s place of residence utilizing the nursing process and following established policies and procedures of the medical plan for care. Also, coordinates the case management and documentation progress of the client. Qualified candidates must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio Minimum of three years nursing experience and wound certification preferred.

Labor and Delivery Nurses Available positions on night shift (7pm-7am). L & D experience is strongly preferred with a minimum of one year Med/Surg experience Qualified candidates must be licensed as a registered nurse in the State of Ohio. Current BLS certifications required. Basic and Intermediate Fetal Monitoring courses or completion of courses within one year of hire. Completion of ACLS within one year of hire required. NRP Resuscitation certification is also required (or completed within 60 days of hire).

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3 pm to 6 pm. Staffmark is holding a special hiring event for immediate openings. Positions include welding, machine operators, forklift drivers, warehouse and assembly. Wages range from $8HR to $12/HR. 1600 W. Main St. Troy, Ohio Call 937-335-0118.

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B&L Labeling in Piqua is seeking a bright, professional and energetic individual for Admin and Acctg support. Responsibilities include order processing, billing, A/R, A/P, main phone support, job cost tracking and other admin duties. Approx 30 hrs/week.

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

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