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Foundation supports community BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff Writer The deadline for spring grants from the Miami County Foundation is fast approaching. With only two grant cycles per year, the Wednesday deadline for STAFF PHOTOS/ANTHONY WEBER Troy firefighter Eric Krites gets a closer look at a piece of the World Trade Center, which will be on display spring will give the board of directors approximately six weeks to at the Miami Valley Veterans Museum. determine who will be awarded before their next meeting. As the foundation receives typically 100 grants per cycle, distribution averages to 60, but time is of the essence. After being chosen, awarded organizations will be invited to a May celebration with chairperson and State Rep. Richard Adams, the BY MELANIE YINGST master of ceremony. Staff Writer • See GRANTS on 2

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2001, for the two skyscrapers, each 110 floors, to fall. And now, the Miami Valley Veterans Museum will have a section of the World Trade Center’s steel to preserve a piece of the nation’s history to display and share with its visitors. At a Friday news conference, Stephen Larck, president and founder of the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, unveiled the piece of the World Trade Center’s tower at the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology. Larck said it took many months of planning and waiting before it was official that the Miami Valley

Miami Valley Veterans Museum President Stephen Larck unveils a secured solemn piece of the World Trade Center during a news conference Friday at the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology. Veterans Museum would become home to a piece of national history. “On Oct. 4, 2011, the Port Authority called and told us we were selected to have a piece of the World Trade Center,” Larck said. Larck said the piece will be

made mobile so the museum can share the artifact with schools and organizations. It is unknown just which tower the piece of twisted, rusted steel

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Staff Reports According to sources, the Hobart Ground Power Division soon will relocate from Troy to Florida. Employees were notified of the company’s decision Friday afternoon. Officials with ITW said the Troy location no longer is suited to the needs of the business. Employees who are not relocating to Florida may be offered the opportunity to transfer to other ITW business units in Troy or elsewhere. The move is expected to affect about 60 employees. According to the company’s website, www.hobartgroundpower. com, it became the first domestic manufacturer of aircraft ground power equipment in 1946.

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that it is developing a bomb. As both sides dig in for a protracted standoff, investors are snapping up oil contracts in case fighting breaks out in the heart of the one of the world’s biggest oil-producing regions. “Everyone’s pricing in the potential for war now,” independent analyst Stephen Schork said. “Without a concrete resolution, nobody knows how high this can go.” Israel hasn’t ruled out an attack on Iran, and Iran has said it is ready to strike pre-emptively, possibly targeting the Strait of Hormuz, if it is threatened. The Persian Gulf passage-

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A new way to exercise Several area fitness businesses, including Practice CrossFit and a Zumba instructor from Salsa City in Troy, volunteered their time this week to give fitness instruction to Troy Junior High School students. Salsa City Fitness owner Liza Pezzimenti Harbour introduces basic Latin dances to students at the school Friday. According to physical education teacher Barb Roberts, it was a good way to mix things up and expose the kids to as many different things as possible.


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came from, which Hobart Institute of Welding and Technology’s Scott Mazzulla said adds to its story. “We all remember where we were on the morning of 9/11, it’s a day in our lives we will never forget,” Mazzulla said. “It just begs us to wonder, ‘Did this piece touch an airplane; was this a piece a victim clung onto?’” Dayton artist Michael Bashaw will create a scale model of the World Trade Center towers to serve as a frame and home for the piece of historic steel, Mazzulla said. The Hobart Institute will construct a base made by military veterans who are instructors at the

Mayor Michael L. Beamish said the city of Troy “is honored and proud” to house a piece of “the most respected artifact.” “This a very positive occasion for Troy, Ohio, U.S.A.,” Beamish said. The piece of the World Trade Center will be unveiled to the public at Hobart Arena Saturday, May 19, during the city of Troy’s 9/11 Remembrance Day commemorations from May 18-20. For more information about the Miami Valley Veterans Museum, visit http://theyshallnotbe or visit the museum at 107 W. Main St. on the second floor of the Masonic Temple building.

school of welding, Mazzulla said. “The original World Trade Center was built by ironworkers — most who are welders and some of them trained at Hobart Institute,” Mazzulla said. “This is yet another link that connects us to the effort.” Several members of city council and the city’s fire department, including assistant fire chief Matthew Simmons, attended the news conference. “This will help promote the memories of those who were lost on that day,” said Simmons, as he took a closer look at the piece of the tower. “It’s an important piece of history of a day we all will never forget.”

Nike shoe causes frenzy BY JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press Sneaker fanatics who lined up outside stores overnight got their first crack Friday at a new outer-space themed Nike basketball shoe, getting so unruly in some cities that police were called to restore order. In Orlando, Fla., more than 100 deputies in riot gear quelled a crowd awaiting the release of the $220 Foamposite Galaxy. In at a mall in Hyattsville, Md., one person was arrested for disorderly conduct. And in Greenwood, Ind., police said they canceled a Nike release after 400-600 people showed up Thursday night at a mall and were “panicking to get to the front of the line.” The shoe’s release coincides with this weekend’s NBA All-Star Game in Orlando. The shoes, part of a space-themed collection, are a draw for so-called “sneakerheads” who collect signature sports footgear

wouldn’t find them.” Nike issued a statement Friday, saying, “As with the launch of all Nike products, consumer safety and security is of paramount importance. We encourage anyone wishing to purchase our product to do so in a respectful and safe manner.” Nike spokesman Matthew Kneller said the Nike store in New York City immediately sold out Friday. The shoes also were quickly out of stock in Cambridge, Mass., where people began lining up outside a House of Hoops by Foot Locker at 3 p.m. Thursday. The shoes, which are being sold at Nike stores and select Foot Lockers, House of Hoops and Foot Action stores, are part of the Nike’s Foamposite line, which originally debuted in 1998. Their outer space theme is a nod to Florida, the host state for the AllStar game, and the longtime launching pad for the nation’s space program.

and can resell it online at a marked-up price, sometimes for hundreds more than retail. Malls in Florida, New York and Maryland reported bringing in police to manage fans clamoring for the purple and blue shoes, which have star-like flecks of white. Some shoppers lucky enough to get their hands on a pair immediately posted them for sale on eBay at skyrocketing prices: $1,000 and up. Authorities did have some warning the shoe could cause mayhem. Earlier this month, police were called to a mall outside Albany after pushing and shoving broke out during a promotional event for the shoe. Orlando resident Gaby Llanos was in the crowd waiting to buy two pairs of the shoes when the rush started outside Florida Mall. “It was complete havoc,” said Llanos, 23. “People were running and hiding in trees so the police

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with grants established specifically for the “It’s a fabulous event,” American Red Cross, to said executive director help cover the southern porCheryl Stiefel-Francis of tion of the county, and the the hour-long gathering. Piqua Salvation Army, to “You hear all the wonderful assist the north. things from these organizaAs assets have grown, tions, what they’re going to the foundation has been do with their money, and able to expand to what what they are doing in our Stiefel-Francis calls their communities. It’s incredi- ongoing humanitarian ble, it gives you such a grants that assists 17 differgreat feeling when you ent organizations in the leave.” county, including: Bethany The event also Center’s soup offers a great kitchen, Covington opportunity for Outreach Associathose in attention, G.I.V.E., New dance to network, Path, Partners in build partnerships Hope, St. James and see what other Episcopal Church organizations are food pantry and St. doing as gatherSoup Patrick STIEFELings are held at Kitchen, to name FRANCIS various non-profit but a few. locations every The foundayear. tion’s ongoing grants cover “I try to put it in a differ- food, utilities, shelter and ent location all throughout medical assistance proMiami County,” Stiefel- grams. Francis said. “Those organiSo long as there are zations that may have never funds, these organizations experienced what one can rely upon the foundaorganization is offering or tion for help, with other have never been in their stipulations being the profacility before, it gives peo- vision of services to resiple a great opportunity to dents, making a significant see what is going on.” impact on the community, Places may include non- being recognized by the IRS profit offices, schools, even as tax-exempt and pass an government complexes. annual review by the board. There is no minimum or The Miami County maximum in grant giving, Foundation was established applications are available in memory of Hunt’s wife, online and upon receipt are mother and children after divided between four com- he started the county’s first mittees at the foundation: radio station, WPTW. requests, capital/large “He wanted to do somehumanitarian, school and thing for all of Miami general. County,” explained StiefelThe foundation also Francis. “From one man offers scholarships to bene- who just said I want to do fit Miami County students something for the commuwith a deadline of Nov. 1, nity and from that others while Newton students have contributed and desighave their own designated nated funds have been scholarship with a deadline established.” of March 1. Thanks to Hunt’s legacy, More than 25 years old, the passion and dedication the Miami County of those working behindFoundation has awarded the-scenes and through pri$3.7 million in grants vate donations, many thanks to Troy resident opportunities exist for those Richard E. Hunt’s desire to in Miami County. give back. If interested in making a According to Stiefel- donation or an opportunity, Francis, Hunt also wanted grant applications are to keep a humanitarian available online at www. aspect to the foundation,

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The finished sculpture will be unveiled throughout Troy’s 9/11 Remembrance Day Commemorations on Armed Forces Day weekend, May 18-20. The weekend events also will include a “Celebration of Freedom” concert featuring Daniel Rodriguez, the “singing policeman” and former New York City police officer who became famous for singing “God Bless America” after the Sept. 11 attacks. The concert also will feature Rodriguez singing with the United States Air Force Band of Flight. The concert will be at Hobart Arena beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 20. The concert is free to the public. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and seating will be first-come, first-served. This is the fourth time Rodriguez will have visited the city of Troy. The weekend will kick off its celebration on Friday, May 18, with a free “Thank You to Heroes” at Hobart Arena for Miami County students, with veterans and senior citizens encouraged to attend. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Hobart Arena. The Troy High School Band will perform. On Saturday, May 19, the World Trade Center artifact will be available to the public for viewing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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• STEAK DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Community Ludlow Falls, will offer a Tbone steak dinner with salad, Calendar baked potato and a roll for $11 from 5-8 p.m. CONTACT US • EARTH ADVENTURES: Classes from 5-7 p.m. will offer age-appropriate, hands-on activities that Call Melody enable children to explore Vallieu at WEDNESDAY the world of nature and 440-5265 to farming in the winter at Aullwood. Fees vary. Prepaid • KIWANIS MEETING: The list your free registration is required by Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet calendar calling Aullwood at (937) from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troy items.You 890-7360 for more informaCountry Club, 1830 Peters tion. Road, Troy. Lunch is $10. can send • LIBRARY ADVENShane Carter will speak on your news by e-mail to TURES: “The Story of Swan the Lincoln Community Center. For more information, contact Lake” will be the feature of the Saturday Library Kim Riber, vice president, at Adventures program from (937) 974-0410. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Troy-Miami County • BW3 FUNDRAISER: Those who eat at Public Library. Learn about the enchanting BW3’s any time today, and take a flier, will story of Swan Lake and enjoy the music of earn 10 percent of their bill for Brukner Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece with professional Nature Center. The flier will be available on narration and music by the London the center’s website at www.bruknernaturePhilharmonic Orchestra. This is part of the Additional fliers will be available outstanding Maestro Classics series. The pro- at the center. gram is designed for the entire family to enjoy together; all ages are invited. Call the Troy THURSDAY library at 339-0502 to register. • SAUERKRAUT SUPPER: Zion Lutheran • CLUB MEETING: The Brukner Gem and Church, 14 W. Walnut St., Tipp City, will hold Mineral Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the center. its annual brat sauerkraut supper from 4-7 The speaker will be David Lacko, a specialist p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The menu will include in meteorites and rocks from outer space. bratwurst or a hot dog, sauerkraut or green There is no charge for attending, and guests beans, mashed potatoes, fried apples, home- are invited to attend. made pies and a beverage. Carry outs also • ANNUAL BANQUET: The Milton-Union will be available. Tickets are $7 for adults and Alumni Association will meet at 9 a.m. at the $4 for children under 10. Tickets may be purMilton-Union Public Library to work on the chased in advance at the church office week- association newsletter. The group also is makdays between 9 a.m. and noon or at the door. ing plans for the 124th annual banquet schedThe fellowship hall is easily handicapped uled for May 19. If you know of a change in accessible. For more information, call the address of an alumni member, mail informachurch office at (937) 667-3110. tion to M-U Alumni, P.O. Box 383, West Milton, • STEAK DINNER: A T-bone dinner will be OH 45383. offered from 6-8 p.m. at the West Milton VFW • SENIOR LUNCHEON: A senior luncheon No. 8211 on State Route 48, West Milton. The will be offered at the A.B. Graham Memorial meal also will include baked potato, coleslaw Center, 8025 E. U.S. Route 36, Conover. The and roll for $12. program will begin at 11 a.m. with Kenneth • MAPLE SUGARING: Backyard maple Lawler of St. Paris speaking on beekeeping. sugaring will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Lunch will be served at noon. Call (937) 368at Aullwood. Experience the time honored tra- 3700 for pricing and reservations. dition of maple sugaring, learn how to identify maple trees in your backyard and how to properly tap them for sap collection. Pat Rice, FRIDAY Aullwood’s maintenance manager, will teach • CHICKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW this workshop. Handouts and a metal spile Post No. 6557, 7578 W, Fenner Road, Ludlow will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Falls, will offer a three-piece chicken dinner Class fee is $45 for non-members. Call Aullwood at (937) 890-7360 for more informa- with french fries and coleslaw for $7 from 6-8 p.m. Chicken livers also will be available. tion. • FISH DINNER: American Legion Post • MOON OVER AULLWOOD: Moon Over No. 586, Tipp City, will offer all-you-can-eat Aullwood will be offered, featuring Douglas fish and sausage with fries, kraut and dessert Blue Feather and Danny Voris, from 7:30-10 at the post home. The meal will be $7 and p.m. Tickets are $10 for non-members. To serving starts at 6 p.m. Carry-outs will be order, call Aullwood at (937) 890-7360. available. • MUSIC PLANNED: Berachah Valley and SUNDAY Rum River Blend will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Clifton Opera House, 5 S. Clay St., Clifton. • BREAKFAST SET: Made-to-order For more information, call (937) 767-2343. breakfast will be offered at the Pleasant Hill • THEATRICAL PRODUCTION: The Troy VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Civic Theatre will present “Blythe Spirit,” by Ludlow Falls, from 8-11 a.m. Everything is a Noel Coward, at 8 p.m. at the Barn in the Park. la carte. The romantic comedy pits the wife of a suc• PANCAKE BRUNCH: A Day of Caring cessful novelist against the spirit of his first, pancake brunch will be offered from 11:30 now dead wife. Tickets are $12, and reservaa.m. to 1:30 p.m. at First United Church of tions can be made by calling 339-7700. Christ, corner of Market and Canal streets, Troy. All profits will go toward the First UCC MARCH 3 Backpack Program, which provides food for 300 children at five elementary schools every weekend during the school year. Adult dona• SPAGHETTI DINNER: Troy Post No. 43 tions are $6, senior citizens and children Baseball will offer an all-you-can-eat spaghetunder 12 are $4. The church is handicapped ti dinner from 3-7:30 p.m. at 622 S. Market accessible. St., Troy. The meal also will include a salad • BREAKFAST SET: The Sons of the bar, drink and dessert. Meals will be $6.75 for American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. All offer a full all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8proceeds will benefit the Troy American 11 for $6. Items will include eggs to order, Legion baseball. toast, bacon, sausage, home fries, sausage • PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Mayor’s gravy and biscuits, waffles, pancakes, fruit Prayer Breakfast will be offered at 8 a.m. at and juice. Coffee also will be available for a First Place, Franklin St., Troy. Make a reservadonation. tion to Steve Baker at 335-6397. • THEATRICAL PRODUCTION: The Troy Civic Theatre will present “Blythe Spirit,” by MONDAY Noel Coward, at 8 p.m. at the Barn in the Park. The romantic comedy pits the wife of a • TEXAS TENDERLOIN: The American successful novelist against the spirit of his Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will have first, now dead wife. Tickets are $12, and Texas tenderloin sandwiches and fries availreservations can be made by calling 339able from 6-7:30 p.m. for $5. 7700. • BOARD MEETING: The Miami County • PANCAKE DAYS: The 2012 Piqua Park District will hold its next board meeting at Kiwanis Pancake Day will be from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Lost Creek Reserve Central 2:30 p.m. at the Upper Valley Career Center, Office, 2645 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. Piqua. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for For more information, contact the Miami children 10 and younger. The meal will County Park District at 937-335-6273. include all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, Civic agendas applesauce and drink. For tickets, call Dean • Tipp City Board of Education will meet Brewer at 615-1034 or Ryan Ratermann at at 7 p.m. at the board office, 90 S. 773-1671. Tippecanoe Drive. Call 667-8444 for more • PRIME RIB: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post information. No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow • Covington Village Council will meet at 7 Falls, will offer a prime rib dinner with salad, p.m. at Town Hall. waffle fries, roll and chocolate pudding for • The Covington Street Committee will meet immediately following the regular coun- $12 from 5-7 p.m. • PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Pleasant cil meeting. Hill United Church of Christ, one block west • Brown Township Board of Trustees will of the intersection of State Route 48 and meet at 8 p.m. in the Township Building in State Route 718, will hold its monthly panConover. cake and sausage breakfast from 7:30-11 • The Union Township Trustees will meet a.m. The cost is $4 for the standard adult at 1:30 p.m. in the Township Building, 9497 breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice, and Markley Road, P.O. Box E, Laura. Call 6984480 for more information. coffee, tea or milk. A deluxe breakfast is available for $5 and includes scrambled eggs. The TUESDAY meal is all the pancakes you can eat and free refills on drinks. Participants also can get a standard breakfast of eggs, sausage and • RETIREES TO MEET: The BFGoodrich retirees will meet at 8 a.m. at Lincoln Square, toast if prefer not to have pancakes. Children’s portions also are served. Contact Troy. the church office at (937) 676-3193 for more • BAND CONCERT: The Troy High School information. 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Troy Daily News Editorial Board FRANK BEESON / Group Publisher DAVID FONG / Executive Editor

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

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee on politicking and social welfare groups: Voters have a right to know who tries to sway elections and influence politicians with their money. The Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Senate have an obligation to help bring about that transparency. Eight U.S. senators correctly called on IRS Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman to improve visibility at one of the blind intersections of money and politics. Political operatives establish so-called social welfare organizations governed by Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(4), and use the secrecy afforded to them by the law to carry out electioneering activity. Through inaction, the IRS has permitted these organizations to proliferate. These nonprofits exist on the right and on the left. Anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist operates one that aids Republicans, as does conservative strategist Karl Rove. President Barack Obama’s backers set up one to help his re-election. Nonprofit corporations benefit from tax codes. They are exempt from state and federal taxes. In exchange, the law limits the amount of time they can devote to election campaigns. Inexplicably, the IRS refuses to enforce that law. Identities of contributors who donate money to candidates’ campaigns are publicly disclosed. But donors who contribute to nonprofit corporations know that their identities and the amounts they give will remain confidential. They know they will never be held accountable for their actions. Not surprisingly, many of the most underhanded television ads are funded by these secretive organizations. What’s more, operators of the corporations need not disclose basic information until long after votes have been cast. The amounts raised by these organizations in 2012 won’t become known until as late as October 2013, hardly useful for voters hoping to make informed choices. Just as Shulman should crack down on campaign operations that masquerade as nonprofits, the Senate should approve pending legislation, S. 219, to require that senators file their campaign finance reports online. The Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times on efforts on the housing market: Two years ago the Obama administration sought to stimulate the housing market by offering certain home-buyers an $8,000 tax credit. Now some banks are coming up with their own incentives to encourage sales with cash offers to eligible sellers rather than buyers. With a huge inventory of foreclosed homes, banks, which have been under investigation for their practices, are trying to avoid further foreclosures through the use of short sales in which properties are sold for less than is owed on the mortgages. Last November, 9 percent of single family home sales were short sales, up from less than 7 percent in November 2010. Upfront cash helps make the deal. JPMorgan Chase will give cash-strapped homeowners up to $35,000 with Wells Fargo offering incentives ranging from $3,000 to $20,000, if homeowners agree to a short sale to avoid lengthy and costly foreclosure, USA Today reported. “When a loan modification isn’t possible a short sale may be a better and faster solution,” JPMorgan spokesman Thomas Kelly said. Bank of America is testing a program in Florida with incentives ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 before deciding whether to go national. In Florida, half of the mortgages in foreclosure are more than two years past due. Not all borrowers are being offered incentives, which are being determined on a case-by-case basis. However, it is another means of clearing the backlog that will be necessary to revive the national housing market.


Parking patrol is out of control To the Editor: Today I brought some business to downtown Troy. I work as an independent interior designer. By some business, I mean that I met my client at Home Comfort Gallery and Design, where, during a threehour period, we selected a loveseat, chair and ottoman. My client spent several hundred dollars on the furniture that we are ordering. The selection process is time consuming. For my efforts, I received not one, but two tickets from the patrol person. I had parked on a side street within the designated lines, but according to the patrol person, more than the required 12 inches from the curb. This was on a side street with a cross walk that juts out, and which has a yellow pole in the street. I managed to avoid hitting that and the SUV parked immediately behind — on the line. But I was ticketed. And I am ticked. If I had been in downtown Troy for lunch and shopping

with friends, I very well could have spent three hours. Or had I been at a beauty shop, I might have been there for more time, especially if I had had a perm or color or even a mani-pedi. I can just see patrons in capes and hair in disarray needing to move their cars or pay the ticket. Small businesses must be contending with a terrible burden. Getting folks to shop in downtown and keeping it from becoming a ghost town is a great achievement in this day. I am surely not the first to complain about the parking patrol. I cannot believe that the money made from parking fines generates enought to merit the salary of the patrol person(s). Has someone not realized the impact that this practice has on the economy of the city? Without parking that is either free or regulated in some other manner, I shall consider taking my business to a different community that is shopper friendly. This situation makes it perfectly clear why people go to shopping malls. No one wants to move his or her car every two hours. Courthouse workers are

parking in front of Home Comfort, making their clients — and me — park somewhere else. If the workers are moving their cars, doesn’t that cut down on productivity? Working in downtown Troy must be a nightmare. OK, I will probably pay the ticket. Under protest. I concede that I did not do my normal job of excellent parallel parking. I was in a hurry to reach the store before my client — the one who spent money in downtown Troy. If my client had been the one to get the ticket, I cannot imagine how she would have felt. I would have felt obligated to pay for her ticket! I suppose studies have been done proving that the fines collected more than cover the salary of the patrol person(s), their benefits, gas, maintenance on the patrol vehicle(s) and uniform(s). I am also happy that given today’s economy, Troy does not need the business of those who are shopping — or trying to work there. By the way, good luck with that.


Being pregnant is hard, but being a mother is harder Since giving birth to my daughter just under two years ago, I’ve had the privilege to watch more than a handful of friends go through the whole “making a human being” process in its entirety. I’ve been on the other side of the pregnancy test, with its excruciating two-minute wait of doom; held back pony tails for a friend coping with first-time morning sickness; and created so many diaper cakes I should probably start my own business. I’ve stood inside and outside of waiting rooms, holding hands through less-than-pretty pushes and holding my friends’ beautiful babies for the first time ever. I’ve watched my friends hold their babies for the first time – I’ve watched them become mothers and fathers for the first time. So with 10 months of the whole pregnancy thing already under my belt and now an additional two years of actual parenting on my list, I feel comfortable expressing the statement I’m about to make. As a whole, pregnant women are stupid. It’s like carrying around this little baby depletes our brain of common sense. Don’t get me wrong. It takes a lot of work to house a human being for 3/4ths of the year, so I’m not judging here. In fact — I’ll join in — my name is Amanda and I was a stupid pregnant woman.

Amanda Stewart Troy Daily News Columnist Something happens when you conceive your first child. Without ever having been an actual parent, you already know exactly how to do things, which is basically your culmination of all the things you think your friends are doing wrong. For example, I was never going to feed my child something out of a jar. I mean really, how low can you get? Preservatives? Sulfates? Sugar? Don’t you people realize that could kill your child? I was going to make all my own baby food, from fancy split pea soup purees to vegan Spaghettios, my daughter would only have the best. And you know what happened? Motherhood, that’s what happened. Suddenly, sulfates, sugar and preservatives took a backseat to my needing to do things like shower and breathe and just make it through the day without wanting to pull my hair out. Sure, most of the time Pearyn ate homemade

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baby food, but what about the other times? Those were the days I didn’t account for when I was pregnant. The days when you find three-day-old spit-up in crevices of your body and can’t remember the last time you took a shower, let alone made eggplant parmesan puree. I admit I’m not the most coolheaded or kempt mother. I lose my patience a lot. I spend most days trying to find it again and when I’m not seeking it out, I’m usually staving off depression, confusion and miff. On a good day, I feel like maybe I’m not completely damaging or emotionally scarring my daughter. On a bad day, I wonder if we’ll ever see the light again. I wonder if I’ll ever wake up feeling like myself again. I wonder if I’m truly a good enough person to be the kind of mother Pearyn needs. I’ve tried to explain these feelings to my pregnant friends, but they just don’t get it until their precious bundle-to-be has made its way screaming and pooping into their lives. It’s not that I don’t love being a mother, I do, but I remember feeling completely alienated and alone when I had my daughter and didn’t feel up to par on most days. I remember feeling like there was something wrong with me because I didn’t just want time away from my daughter, I needed it.

When I tell this to my pregnant friends, they give me looks. Looks like I’m crazy, wrong or just a terrible mother for having these feelings. I don’t let it bother me, because I know what’s going through their minds. They don’t have to worry about being depressed or stressed; they’re going to be the better moms. They’ll never lose their temper, they’ll never need to get away from their children and they’ll have all the answers. I don’t let it bother me though. I was going to be an amazing mom — from cute crafts and cool clothes — I was going to be the kind of mom I wanted to be, because clearly, parenting is that easy. You just decide what you want it to be and then do it, right? So moms-to-be, try not to judge us frayed, messy, on-the-verge-ofcrying we’re so stressed out mothers; it’s a lot to handle. And just when you’re about to judge us for giving our kid that 14th juice box of the day and then letting them lose themselves in a game of Angry Birds for three straight hours — remember this. Being pregnant is hard, but being a mother is much, much harder.

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Luncheon speaker considers health care reform questions BY BETHANY J. ROYER Ohio Community Media Exactly a year ago the region was dealing with the ramifications of an ice storm, with some businesses, including hospitals, scrambling after a power loss. It’s a stark comparison to the near balmy, rainy conditions Thursday, as pointed out by Bryan Bucklew, president and CEO of the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA) who was guest speaker at the Learning Place Center for a health care reform luncheon hosted by the Piqua Chamber of Commerce. GDAHA is a member service organization for 27 hospitals in the 12-county greater Dayton region, where Bucklew oversees staff that focus on the implementation and coordination of health information technology, intensive data analytics on process and quality of care, community leadership on disaster preparedness and local, state, federal and legislative regulatory impacts. As a former vice president of public policy and economic development at the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and district director for U.S. Congressman Tony Hall, Bucklew advised those in attendance at this first ever-event on

with Medicare patients due to the region’s mix of an older, poorer population in the opportunities and comparison to larger, neighuncertainties of health care boring cities. “That impacts reform, while proposing sev- the types of services and utieral town hall style meeting lization of services in the questions. Those questions Dayton region.” included: Do hospitals comBucklew also highlighted pete as much as the need for more they appear? What preventive measis the true impact ures, holistic of health care approaches, changreform? ing doctor incenTo explain the tives and making necessity of compeindividuals more tition, Bucklew responsible for first covered the their health care, economic impact of especially in terms BUCKLEW hospitals in the of chronic diseases Dayton region, a $7 billion such as diabetes and obesicontribution, and employing ty. more than 31,000 in everyAgain, more challenges, thing from janitorial to IT along with a health care services, to doctors and reform bill that is still somenurses. what of a mystery, as a stag“It really runs the gamut gering 52 percent has yet to of all types of business serv- be written, even while a ices,” said Bucklew, with Supreme Court hearing Upper Valley Medical looms in the spring along Center alone having a quar- with elections in the fall, he ter-million-dollar impact. said. Using large city medical Such challenges conestablishments in Colum- tribute to what Bucklew bus, Cincinnati and Toledo sees as 2012 being a year of to highlight those chal- uncertainty in health care lenges and make compar- reform. isons, Bucklew explained “I think it’s an evolutionhow, on any given day, an ary process, not revolutionaverage of 73 percent of ary,” said Bucklew. “If you area hospital patients are take a step back, and look at on either Medicaid or where we were two years Medicare. ago, three years ago, we “That makes it very chal- weren’t even having these lenging,” said Bucklew as discussions. At least now we doctors lose money to are having these discusMedicaid patients and sions, we may not agree, but either lose or break even at least people are talking.”


RELIGION BRIEFS Covington Church of the Brethren. The series theme this year is “The Seven Last Words of BRADFORD — The Bradford Area Association Jesus.” A cross walk will be of Churches will once held Good Friday, April 6, again sponsor community beginning at 11:45 a.m. at Lenten services. Each the old fire station near week one of the Bradford the post office, followed by area pastors will bring a a worship service at noon message on this year’s at Covington Church of theme, “The Cross of the Brethren (no meal). Christ.” Proceeds from the The schedule will be as Lenten Lunch Series will follows: be used to support the • Feb 29 — The Person Covington High School of the Cross • March 7 — The Pain graduates’ rehearsal lunch and gifts. of the Cross Feb. 28 — Lunch pro• March 14 — The vided by St. John’s Polarization of the Cross Lutheran Church • March 21 — The March 6 — Lunch proPrivilege of the Cross vided by St. Teresa’s • March 28 — The Catholic Church Proclamation of the Cross March 13 — Lunch proEach service will be at vided by Frieden’s 7 p.m. at the Bradford Lutheran Church/ Church of the Brethren. Covington Presbyterian Church Special Program: Annual dinner Covington Youth Breakfast Club offered at Zion March 20 — Lunch provided by the Covington TIPP CITY — Zion Church of the Brethren Lutheran Church, 14 W. March 27 — Lunch proWalnut St., Tipp City, will hold its annual brat sauer- vided by the United kraut supper from 4-7 p.m. Church of Christ April 6 — Good Friday today in Fellowship Hall. Service at noon at the The menu will include Church of the Brethren. bratwurst or a hot dog, sauerkraut or green beans, No meal will be served. mashed potatoes, fried apples, homemade pies Share-A-Meal set and a beverage. Carry-outs for March 3 also will be available. Tickets are $7 for TROY — The First adults and $4 for children United Church of Christ’s under 10. Tickets may be monthly Share-A-Meal purchased in advance at will be offered from 11:30 the church office weekdays a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 3 between 9 a.m. and noon at the church, corner of or at the door. South Market and Canal The fellowship hall is streets, Troy. handicapped accessible. The meal will feature For more information, jackpot noodles, mashed call the church office at potatoes and gravy, apple(937) 667-3110. sauce, cake and beverages.

Lenten lunch series to begin COVINGTON — The Covington Ministerial Association’s Lenten Lunch Series will be offered Feb. 28 through March 27 at noon at

Share-A-Meal is a program to reach out to the community by providing nourishing meals to anyone wishing to participate while giving an opportunity to socialize with others in the community. Use the Canal Street entrance where we the

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Dinner theater set for March BRADFORD — The Oakland Church of the Brethren, 8058 HoratioHarris Creek Road, will present “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming,” as their 2012 dinner theater production. Performances will be at 6 p.m. March 2-3 and 9-10. Tickets for the dinner and show are $22. A dessert-only performance will be at 2 p.m. March 4 for $12. Tickets for children age 9 and under will be half price. This is the third in a series featuring the Sanders family. Join the family as they send the the Rev. Mervin and June Oglethorpe off to Texas to a new calling with hilarious, touching stories and 25 bluegrass gospel favorites. Reservations may be made from 4-8 p.m. with Brenda Coblentz at (937) 548-1895. Proceeds from the dinner theater production will help support Oakland’s outreach projects.




RUTH PUCKETT HOWARD PIQUA — Ruth Puckett Howard, 84, of 1944 Beckert Drive, Piqua, died at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center. She was born Dec. 10, 1927, in Shelby County, to the late Frank and Alberta (Baker) Evans. She married Gerald K. Puckett Sr. on Aug. 9, 1952; he preceded her in death Nov. 12, 1982. She then married J. D. Howard on June 16, 1988, in Piqua; he preceded her in death June 15, 2007. Survivors include four sons, Evan (Tina) Puckett of Torrington, Wyo., Gerald “Sam” (Eva) Puckett of Sidney, Randall (Deb) Puckett of Piqua and Brad (Robin) Puckett of Piqua; three stepsons, Laine (Linda) Howard of Maples, N.Y., Steve (Josie) Howard of Piqua and Chris Howard of Milford; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Lovett of Sidney and Leree Metz of Sidney; a brother, Don Evans of Rosewood; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Franklin and Omer

Evans; four sisters, Dortha Evans, Mae Mullen, Frances Gilliland and Irma Pequignot; and a granddaughter, Morgan Puckett. Mrs. Howard was a 1945 graduate of Quincy High School and attended Miami University. She retired from Revco Drug on July 3, 1988. Ruth was an active member of Piqua Baptist Church and a past board member of the Bethany Center, where she proudly served as a volunteer. She enjoyed playing cards, Scrabble, Jeopardy, and especially time spent with her loving, care-giving family. A service to honor her life will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Piqua Baptist Church, with Pastor Donald R. Wells officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the donor’s choice. Condolences to the family also may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci. com.

GENEVIEVE JOAN WEIKERT TROY — Genevieve Joan Weikert, age 87, of Troy, Ohio, died on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. She was born Oct. 2, 1924, in Troy to the late Ercey and Clara Mary (Brinkman) Kessler. Her husband, Harold L. Weikert, preceded her in death in 1992. She is survived by three sons and daughters-inlaw, Mike and Cindy Weikert of Tipp City, Tom and Trish Weikert of Troy and Jeff and Micki Weikert of Troy; three daughters and two sonsin-law, Barbara and Larry Cassell of Columbus, Cathy Coffy of North Canton and Susan and Jim Hagar of McKinney, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces

and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Weikert was preceded in death by one son, Timothy H. Weikert, on Oct. 3, 2011; and nine brothers and sisters. She was a 1942 graduate of Troy High School. She was a homemaker and had been a member of the Ladies Card Club for more than 70 years. A Celebration of Life will be held with family receiving friends from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at UAW Local 128, 1230 S. Market St., Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to VIP Sports, Slippery Rock University, 43 East Gym, Slippery Rock, PA 16057. Friends may express condolences to the family through www.baird


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• Patricia Kay Smith SPRINGFIELD — Patricia Kay Smith, 61, of Springfield, passed away at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2011, in her residence. A celebration of Pat’s life will be Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris. • Scott E. Blackford PIQUA — Scott E. Blackford, 48, of Piqua, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at his residence. His funeral arrangements are pending through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home.

OBITUARY POLICY In respect for friends and family, the Troy Daily News prints a funeral directory free of charge. Families who would like photographs and more detailed obituary information published in the Troy Daily News, should contact their local funeral home for pricing details.

DEATH OF INTEREST • Dennis Gomes ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Dennis Gomes, coowner of the Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City and a former mobbusting Las Vegas prosecutor whose exploits were chronicled in the movie “Casino,” died Friday at age 68, his son said. Gomes died of complications from kidney dialysis, said Aaron Gomes, vice president of operations at his father’s casino. The elder Gomes had developed kidney problems and was undergoing dialysis treatments after breaking his back last year. “Whether or not it was related to his back we will never know, but he ended up having major kidney issues and was put on temporary dialysis,” Aaron Gomes told The Associated Press. “He unfortunately passed away of complications due to the dialysis. He was the most unbelievable person I ever had the chance of meeting, and I was even more fortunate that he happened to be my father.” Gomes died at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He and New York real estate magnate Morris Bailey bought the struggling Resorts in August 2010 and saved it from shutting down. Gomes had a long career in the casino industry, with management jobs at the Tropicana Casino and Resort, where he famously turned a tic-tac-toe-playing chicken into a top draw; the Trump Taj Mahal Casino and Resort; the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas; and Hilton Nevada’s properties. And his tenure as Nevada’s top casino corruption investigator was chronicled in the 1995 Martin Scorsese film “Casino.”

able to senior citizens in Miami County. Information will be available about health care, housing, PIQUA — Andrea and recreation, home services Shane Angle of Piqua announce the birth of their and transportation. Cholesterol and blood daughter, Layna Ellen Angle, at 6:45 a.m. Feb. 7, pressure screening will be offered as well. 2012, at Miami Valley Food and refreshments Hospital, Dayton. will be available during She weighed 9 pounds, the fair. 10 ounces and was 20 1/2 The Elks of Miami inches in length. County, Troy Lodge No. Layna was welcomed 833, and the Elks National Women’s retreat home by her brothers, Foundation are the Brycen and Brennen. planned Maternal grandparents YMCA’s funding partner in this event. TROY — A women’s are Mike and Jane For more information retreat will be offered from Manson of Covington. call Joe Hinds or Tyler Lee 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March Paternal grandparents are at the senior center at 24 at St. Patrick Church Jeff and Connie Angle of 778-5247. Parish Center, 444 E. Covington. Water St., Troy. The event will include a Y Senior Center presentation by Susan Conroy, an author and hosts senior fair speaker who has done a mini-series on EWTN and PIQUA — The Miami worked with Mother County YMCA Senior * Your 1st choice for complete Home Teresa. Center will host a Senior Medical Equipment The fee to attend is $25. Citizen Community Funeral Home & Cremation Services Checks may be made to St. Resource Fair from 10 a.m. Lift Chairs S. Howard Cheney, Owner-Director Patrick Church, with the to 2 p.m. Monday at 307 1990 W. Stanfield, Troy, OH • Pre-arranged funeral plans available memo Women’s Retreat, W. High St. 45373 • 937-335-9199 and sent to 409 E. Main There is no charge for 1124 W. Main St • Call 335-6161 • Troy, Ohio St., Troy, OH 45373. this event. 2254376 For more information, Representatives will be call Pat Smith at 335on hand to answer ques2833, Ext 105, or email tions and provide informaFor An Alternative Investment Strategy, tion about services avail2254369

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Tipp Cowlesville Road, LENA BAPTIST Tipp City 8050 N. Church St., Conover Pastor Bob Bell Interim Pastor Ed Sollenberger Sun. — 10 a.m., Sunday Sun. — 9:15 a.m. Sunday school, school/worship; 6 p.m., worship; Wed. 10:30 a.m. Worship service 7 p.m. — Midweek service, 7 p.m. education prayer meeting. TROY APOSTOLIC TEMPLE MAIN STREET BAPTIST 625 N. County Road 25-A, Troy 11191 W. State Route 571, Laura Pastor Richard A. Workman Pastor Ron Evans Sun. — 10 a.m. Sunday school, 6 Sun. — 10:30 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. p.m. Sunday celebration; Wed. — 7 age group Bible studies; Wed. — 7 p.m. Bible study. p.m. mid-week worship, 7 p.m. children’s hour; Thu. — 8 p.m. men’s ASSEMBLY prayer encounter. OF GOD NEW LIFE BAPTIST MINISTRIES VICTORY ASSEMBLY OF 1001 County Road 25-A, Troy GOD 339-2992 4645 S. 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Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH 10:30 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. Sunday 232 S. Wayne St., Piqua night service; Wed. — 7 p.m. prayer Phone: 773-0619 meeting. Bishop Ted C. Willis Jr, c/o Pastor CENTRAL BAPTIST Cheryl Willis 115 Staunton, Piqua Sr. Deacon S. Taylor Pastor Randy Satchwell Sun. — 10-10:30 a.m. intercesSun. — 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, sary prayer, 10:30-11 a.m. prayer and 11 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. service; Wed. worship, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. worship — 7 p.m. prayer, Bible study and kid’s service; Mon. — 6-8 p.m. men’s meetprograms. ing; Wed. — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bible CHARITY BAPTIST study and prayer service. 667-9167 TROY BAPTIST TEMPLE 445 Evanston Road, Tipp City 691 E. Staunton Road Pastor Dan Williams Phone: 339-3207 Sun. — 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, Pastor David Mulvaine 10:45 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. service; Sun. — 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, Wed. — 7 p.m. Kids Club for boys and 10:45 a.m. morning worship, 6 p.m. girls ages 4-12, 7 p.m. adult Bible evening worship; Wed. — 7 p.m. study and prayer. prayer, ministries for all ages, CORNERSTONE BAPTIST Frontline Clubs, Teen Youth S.A.L.T., 1879 Staunton Road, Troy adult Bible study. 440-6900 TROY FREEWILL BAPTIST 2482 S. County Road 25-A Pastor Matt Harbour Pastor Dwight Stump Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, Sun. — 10 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship service; 11 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. Sunday Wed. — 6 p.m. in-home mid-week evening service; Thu. — 7 p.m. Bible study (call church for more inforevening service. mation) UNION BAPTIST FAVORITE HILL BAPTIST 1885 E. Peterson Road SBC Pastor Dale Adkins Pastor Phillip Delorme (937) 335-1045 1601 South St., Piqua Sun. — 9:15 a.m. Sunday school, 773-6469 10:30 a.m. worship, 7 p.m. Service; Sun. — 9:15 a.m. Sunday school, Wed. — 6:30 p.m., Awana clubs, 7 10:30 a.m. worship; Wed. — 6:30 p.m. p.m. adult Bible studies. Awana. ZION BAPTIST FIRST BAPTIST 711 W. Franklin St., Troy 53 S. Norwich Road, Troy Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, Phone: 339-3602 11 a.m. worship service, first Sunday Baptizing and Holy Communion; Wed. Senior Pastor Dale R. Christian — 6:30 p.m. Bible study, 7:30 p.m. Pastor Douglas R. Magin Prayer meeting; Thu. — 6:30 p.m. Sun. — 8:30 a.m. Early Worship choir rehearsal. Services, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible fellowships, 11 a.m. BRETHREN worship, 6 p.m. worship service, 7:15 p.m Youth - TGIF; Wed. — 6:30 p.m. BRADFORD CHURCH OF FBC Family Ministry Night; Fri. — 10 THE BRETHREN a.m. Ladies Bible study. 120 W. Oakwood St., Bradford FIRST BAPTIST Pastor Dan Scalf 8233 W. Covington-Gettysburg Sun. — 9 a.m. Sunday school, Road, Covington 10:15 a.m. service. Phone: 473-5347 CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN Pastor Jim Thacker 300 E. Monument, Pleasant Hill Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, Nick Beam, Pastor 10:30 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. service; Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, Wed. — 7 p.m. prayer and Bible study. 10:30 a.m. worship service. FIRST BAPTIST COMMUNITY GRACE 6533 Tipp Cowlesville, Tipp City BRETHREN Sun. — 10 a.m. worship celebra2261 S. Miami St., West Milton tion, 11:15 a.m. Sunday school, 7 p.m. Phone: 698-4048 worship Wed. — 7 p.m. mid-week Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school,


EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a brief list of regularly scheduled events in Miami County. If you have changes to regularly scheduled meetings, call 440-5265. Special events and other activities that change frequently should be written up separately and sent to Melody Vallieu, c/o The Troy Daily News, 224 Market St., Troy, OH 45373. E-mail:

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937-447-4265 OR 937-447-7445 301 E. Main, Gettysburg RT. 36 BETWEEN COVINGTON & GREENVILLE Mon. - Fri. 8 to 8 Sat. 9 to 5

10:45 a.m. worship; Wed. — 6:30 p.m. Awana. COVINGTON CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 101 N. Wall St., Covington Pastor Michael Yingst Sun. — 8:30 a.m. Wake Up With God, coffee and juice; 9:30 a.m. worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH PLEASANT HILL 210 N. Church St. Corners of Church and Walnut Streets, one block West of Newton Hall. Phone: 676-2802 Pastor Lynn Mercer Sun. — 9 a.m. fellowship, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship celebration; Fri. — 7 p.m. Senior High at The Barn, noon senior luncheon (second Fri. of each month, location varies); Sat. — 7:30 a.m. men’s breakfast (every other Sat., location varies), 7 a.m. Jr. High at the Barn (First and Third Sat.). GETHSEMANE FELLOWSHIP BRETHREN IN CHRIST Corner Rts. 40 & 201, Brandt Pastor Dale McCabe Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship service, 6:30 p.m. services; Wed. — 6:30 p.m. service. GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 7240 S. Peters Road Phone 667-3476 Pastor Daniel Fullen Sun. — 10:30 a.m. worship. HIGHLAND BRETHREN IN CHRIST 7210 S. Jay Road, West Milton (937) 698-3300 Pastor Todd Hammond Sun. —10 a.m. worship and children’s programs. PIQUA CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 525 Boal Ave., Piqua Phone: 773-6342 Pastor Larry Lutz Parsonage phone: 773-0404 Sun. — 9:25 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:45 a.m. Sunday school, Bible study, men’s fellowship, women’s fellowship, junior and high school youth group, adults Young of Heart Group. PLEASANT HILL BRETHREN IN CHRIST CHURCH Corner of Hill and Church streets John Weaver, Pastor Accessible for the handicapped Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship service (worship on last Sunday of the month at 10:15 a.m.). TROY CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 1431 W. Main St., Troy Pastor Sheila Shumaker Handicapped accessible Nursery care available Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:40 worship service; Mon. — 7 p.m. H.U.G.S. Support Group; Tues. — 7 p.m. Welcome Home AA group; Thurs. — 7 p.m. NAIOU Support Group and choir practice. WEST CHARLESTON CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN

4817 State Route 202, Tipp City Interim Pastor Irv and Nancy Heishman Sun. — 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10:15 a.m. worship service. WEST MILTON CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 918 S. Miami St., West Milton Pastor Jerry Bowen Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship. CATHOLIC, ROMAN ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC

PARTNERS IN HOPE An ecumenical ministry assisting families in the Troy area with emergency needs and long-term support. Financial help Car repair Budgeting Job Referrals Transportation Visitation Sponsored by 16 Troy churches and Troy Council of Churches.

753 S. Hyatt St., Tipp City The Rev. R. Marc Sherlock Masses — Sat. at 5 p.m.; Sun. at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Holy Days, Vigil, 7 p.m., Nursery — 10 a.m. Mass. ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC 409 E. Main St., Troy Fr. James S. Duell Masses — Sat. at 5 p.m.; Sun. at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Holy days at 7 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. Confessions — Sat. at 4-4:30 p.m. ST. TERESA CATHOLIC 6925 W. U.S. Route 36, Covington Phone: 473-2970 Fr. Jim Simons Masses — First and Third Sat. at 5 p.m.; Sun. at 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. TRANSFIGURATION CATHOLIC CHURCH 972 S. Miami St., West Milton Father John MacQuarrie, pastor Masses — Saturday at 5 p.m., Sunday at 7:30 and 10:20 a.m.; Daily Mass: Mon., Wed., Thurs. and Fri. at 8:15 a.m.; Mass:Tues. at noon. Benediction — Thurs. at 7 p.m. Confessions: Sat at 3:30-4:30 p.m. SACRED HEART PARISH 476 N. Scott St., New Carlisle Revs. Michael L. Bidwell and Paul Vieson. Deacon, Robert Kozlowski Sat. — 5 p.m. Mass; Sun. — 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Mass; Mon., Tues., Thu. and Fri. — 8:30 a.m. Mass; Wed. — 9:30 a.m. Mass. CATHOLIC, OTHER ANNUNCIATION NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH OF AMERICA The Rev. Father Norman J. Szylakowski Phone: 339-9249 E-mail: Sun. — 1 p.m. Mass (Holy Eucharist), Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) one-half hour prior to Sunday Mass or by arrangement (meeting at a facility rear classroom of Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy). CHURCH OF CHRIST CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION 5020 Panhandle Road, Christiansburg 857-9362 Pastor Jeremy Olson Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. fellowship. Wed. — 6:30 p.m. Kids for Christ. MID-COUNTY CHURCH OF CHRIST 1580 N. Dorset Road Minister Ralph Royse Sun. — 9 a.m. Bible classes, 10 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. worship; Wed. — 7 p.m. Bible study. TIPP CITY CHURCH OF CHRIST 6460 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City Minister Robert Vincent Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Bible classes, 10:30 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. worship; Tue. — 10 a.m. to noon The Golden Years; Wed. — 7 p.m. Bible classes.




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212 S. Mulberry St., Troy (937) 732-1057 Pastor Al Banister Sunday — 10 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. morning worship, 6 p.m. night service; Wed. — 7 p.m. night service. NEW HORIZON CHURCH OF GOD MOUNTAIN ASSEMBLY 527 N. Market St., Troy Pastor Joe Hill Sun. — 10 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. worship; Wed. — 7 p.m. youth night/adult Bible study. PLEASANT HILL CHURCH OF GOD Main Street Pastor Scott Deane Sun. — 9:30 a.m. worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school; Wed. — 7 p.m. evening program for adults and children of all ages. SNYDER ROAD CHURCH OF GOD Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. evening, 6 p.m. youth service; Wed. — 7 p.m. Bible study, 7 p.m. youth service. TROY FIRST CHURCH OF GOD 924 Troy-Urbana Road Pastor Michael Calhoun Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship; Wed. — 7 p.m. mid-week service. TROY VIEW CHURCH OF GOD 1770 N. County Road 25-A, Troy Pastor Dan Cain Sun. — 9:15 a.m. Sunday school, 10:15 a.m. worship; Wed. — 7 p.m. prayer, Bible study. EPISCOPAL TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy Phone: 335-7747 www.trinity-troy.disohioorg Handicapped accessible. Sun. — 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, 9:15 a.m. Sunday forum, 10:15 a.m. Christian formation for children, last Sunday of month at noon: free community lunch, open to the public; Wed. — 7 p.m. evening prayer. LUTHERAN BRANDT EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 6870 E. St. Rt. 40, Brandt Phone: 845-0450 Rev. David Jarvis-Schroeder Sun. — 9:15 a.m. Bible Study, 10 a.m. worship. FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH (NALC)

2899 W. Main St., Troy Phone: 335-2323 Pastor Ric Barnes Handicapped accessible and hearing assistance Sunday — 8 a.m. traditional worship celebration, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school classes for everyone, 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship service with communion. FRIEDENS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN

11038 W. Versailles Road Covington Phone: 526-4849 Interim Pastor Bob Akins Sun. — 9 a.m. Sunday worship. GOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERAN 1209 S. Miami St.,West Milton Pastor Melvin Musser Sun. — 9:15 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship. OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN 517 McKinley Ave., Piqua Phone: 778-9325 The Rev. William Ritchie Sun. — 10 a.m. worship service, 11 a.m. Sunday school. Bible Buddies — 2-3:30 p.m. the second Saturday of each month PEACE OF OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH 1025 Cliffside Drive, New Carlisle 849-9374 Pre-school 8:30-11 a.m. Mon.-Fri. Sun. — 9:30 a.m. worship, 10:45 a.m. Sunday school. REDEEMER LUTHERAN, LCMS County Road 25-A and Mason Road, Sidney Phone: 492-2461 Sat. — 5:30 p.m. worship Sun. — 9 a.m. worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school and Bible class.

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BRUSH CREEK CHURCH OF GOD 6370 S. Kessler-Frederick, Tipp City Pastor David Hixon; Phone: 6986327 Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship Service; Wed. — 7 p.m. Bible study.

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ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 200 E. Bridge St.., Covington The Rev. Stephen Nierman, pastor Phone: 473-2170 Sun.— 9 a.m. church service.; Wed. — 7 p.m. choir practice. ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 248 Wood St., Piqua Phone: 773-3284 The Rev. Ronald A. Shreffler Web address: Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Christian education for all ages, 10:30 a.m. worship service. ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 14 W. Walnut St., Tipp City Pastor Steven J. Gellatly Phone: 667-3110 Sun. — 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. worship; Sat. — 5 p.m. Christian gathering. METHODIST BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2505 E. Loy Road, Piqua The Rev. David C. Ramming Parsonage Office: 335-6596 Sun. — 9 a.m. worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday school; Mon — 10 a.m. UMW meeting, bring a sack lunch; Wed. — 6-7:30 p.m. CTC (end of Season), 7:30 p.m. CTC program. CASSTOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 102 Center St., Casstown The Rev. David C. Ramming Parsonage Office: 335-6596 Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. worship service. CHRISTIANSBURG UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of 3rd and Monroe streets, Christiansburg Sun. — 8:45 a.m. service. FIRST UNITED METHODIST 110 W. Frankllin St., Troy Senior Pastor — Rev. David Leckrone Rev. Mic Mohler, associate pastor Phone: 335-2826 Web site: Sun. — 8:15 and 10:45. a.m. traditional worship services, 9:05 and 10:35 a.m. contemporary worship service, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, nursery care provided for all services, First Kids preschool and extended care, 10:35 a.m. First Place contemporary worship; Mon., Wed. and Friday — 1:30-3 p.m. First Place Food Pantry. FLETCHER UNITED METHODIST 205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher 368-2470 Sun. — 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. worship services, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; nursery care and children’s church available; Wed. — 7 p.m. prayer group. HOFFMAN UNITED METHODIST

201 S. Main St., West Milton Phone: 698-4401 Pastor Justin Williams Sun. — 9 a.m. Sunday service. GINGHAMSBURG CHURCH Dr. Michael Slaughter, senior pastor 6759 S. County Road. 25-A, Tipp City Phone: 667-1069 Worship: Sat. — 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sun. — 9, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. GREENE STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

415 W. Greene St., Piqua Phone: 773-5313 Sunday — 8 and 10:30 a.m. worship services; 9:15 a.m. — church school for all ages McKENDREE UNITED METHODIST One mile south of St. Rt. 41 on Dayton Brandt Road Pastor James Leighty Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship service. POTSDAM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 12 S. Main St., P.O. Box 124, Potsdam Phone: 947-1438 Pastor Pamela A. Hitchcock Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship. RICHARDS CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 831 McKaig Ave., Troy Phone: 335-8814 Choir director Brenda Coleman Sun. — 9 a.m. Sunday school for adults, 10:30 a.m. worship; Mon.-Thur — 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., free lunch program for community; Wed. — 11:45 a.m. worship service; Thurs. — 1 p.m. Bible study. TIPP CITY UNITED METHODIST 8 W. Main St., Tipp City Phone: 667-2318 Pastor Dan Glover Sun. — 9 a.m. traditional service, 10:30 a.m. contemporary service; 9 and 10:30 a.m. children’s and adult discileship opportunities. Child care available from 9 a.m. to noon.

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THE FAMILY OF GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua Phone: 773-8232 Sun. — 8:15 a.m. traditional service, 10 and 11:15 a.m. contemoporary services, 10 a.m. Sunday school for all ages. CHRISTIANSBURG UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Grafton Dialton Road, St. Paris Pastor Mark Atterholt Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. service.

SAFE HARBOR MINISTRIES 2464 Peters Road, Troy Phone: 773-1096 Pastor Simon Young Sun. — 11 a.m. celebration service and Kidz Church; Thu. — 7 p.m. Christian development.

NAZARENE TIPP CITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE St. Rt. 571 & I-75 Phone: 667-6586 Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship service, 6 p.m. evening service; Tues. — 8 a.m. Men’s Bible study; Sat. — 7-11 a.m. youth recreation center. TROY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 1200 Barnhart Road, Troy Corner of W. Market St. and Barnhart Road (937) 339-3117 Sun. — 9:30 a.m. worship service, 11 a.m. in-house education classes, 6 p.m. small groups in homes; Wed. — 6:30 p.m. adult Bible study; Sat. — 9 a.m. Men’s Bible study. WEST MILTON CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 151 W. Baker Road, West Milton Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. morning worship, 6 p.m. Sunday Night Ministries; Wed. — 7 p.m. Kids’ Club, Teens Get Together, adult Bible study.

OTHERS ALCONY GRACE 1045 S. Alcony Conover Road Pastor Stephen Marcum Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. youth fellowship, first and third Sun., 7 p.m. Sunday evening service; Wed. — 7 p.m. prayer meeting. BAHA’I FAITH Please contact 669-7962. BIBLE MISSIONARY 1003 E. Canal St. Pastor Robert Lewis Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship, 7 p.m. worship; Wed. — 7 p.m. prayer meeting. CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH NON-DENOMINATIONAL Corner of St. Rt. 571 and Red River-West Grove Road Phone: 676-3535 Pastor Bill Cornett Sun. — 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. morning worship, 6 p.m. evening service, 6 p.m. Patch Club — three years through grade six. CENTER FRIENDS 8550 W. St. Rt. 571, W. Milton Pastor, Kerry Baker Phone: 698-3114 Church Phone: 698-5964 Parsonage Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship. Nursery provided.

Worship center — 1375 State Route 55, corner of Dorset and State Route 55 Admnistrative office — Stouder Center, 1100 Wayne St., Suite 1112 (937) 332-0041 Sunday — 10:30 a.m. worship. HERITAGE TEMPLE Pastor Rod Dysinger Phone: 381-5186 Contact information: e-mail to or visit the Web site at KOINOS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 722 Grant St., Troy Pastor Johnathan Newman Sun. — 10:30 a.m. worship celebration. LAURA CHRISTIAN Sun. — 9:30 a.m. service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. Nursery provided. LIGHTHOUSE HOLINESS CHAPEL Affiliated with Wesleyan Holiness Association of Churches 213 E. Water St., Troy Phone: (574) 601-7758 Sun. — 10 a.m. Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. evening worship; Wed. – 7 p.m. worship, midweek prayer meeting. LIVING HOPE WORSHIP CENTER 200 S. Monroe St.



421 Broadway, Piqua Sun. — 9:30 a.m. adult Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship, 4 p.m. Chells. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 108 S. Main St., West Milton Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:40 a.m. church.

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1530 N. Market St., Troy Pastors Jeff Ludden and Steve Zimbelman 335-2754 Sunday — 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10:15 a.m. Sunday service; Thurs. — 7 p.m. service. TRUE LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH

SYNAGOGUE ANSHE EMETH Monthly worship services; for dates or more information call 547-0092. THE CHRISTIAN WORSHIP CENTER One mile north of Christiansburg 3537 S. Elm Tree Road Cell Phone: 360-6046 or Home Phone: 788-2710 Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship, 7 p.m. service; Wed — 6:30 p.m. teens. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 475 W. Loy Road Phone: 773-3392 Grant Armstrong, bishop, 339-7509 Sun. — 9-10:15 a.m. Sacrament meeting, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Sunday school, 11:15 a.m.-noon Priesthood meeting, Relief Society; Mon. — Family home evening; Wed. — 7 p.m. young women and young men activity night. THE LIVING WORD FELLOWSHIP CENTER 947 North Market St. Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. worship; Wed. — 7 p.m. Bible study, youth fellowship. TROY CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1440 E. State Route 55 Sun. — 9:30 and 10:50 a.m. worship, children’s programs at both services.

Call 335-8731 about adult small groups and teen cell groups. TROY GOSPEL TABERNACLE Long and Ellis streets Pastor Erv Holland Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. morning worship, Sunday evening services 6 p.m.; Wed. — 7 p.m. Prayer meeting at Bible Study. UPPER ROOM WORSHIP CENTER 203 N. 4th St., Tipp City Phone: 667-5585 Sun. — 11 a.m. Sunday worship celebration, followed by adult, youth and children’s ministries; Friday — 7 p.m. Celebrate Recovery, 12-step Christian program for hurts, habits and hang-ups. Various small groups meet throughout the week UPPER VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH 1400 Seidel Parkway, Piqua (937) 778-8822 E-mail: Web site: Sunday celebrations at 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. WEST MILTON FRIENDS 47 N. Main St. Pastor Kerry Baker Phone: 698-2846 or 698-4549 Sun.— 9:30-10:30 a.m. worship.


Elvis is a 6 yr old, male Lab mix. He is already neutered. Elvis is a very friendly and mild mannered guy. He was brought in stray and was never reclaimed by an owner. Come in and meet Elvis and see if he would be a good fit for your family! Miami County Animal Shelter Adoption Fees and Procedures — Dogs: $62.00 un-neutered, $32.00 neutered All dogs adopted will be given their first distemper shot and first dose of worm medicine. The license fee is included. With an adoption you will receive a coupon for a free health exam at the Miami Co. veterinarian of your choice.The adoption fee also includes a $30.00 neuter deposit. All dogs adopted from the shelter are required to be neutered by the vet of your choice within 45 days from the date of adoption or by the time the puppy reaches 6 mos of age. Neutering (of pets adopted from our shelter) is MANDATORY by law.

Call 332-6919 or Visit The Miami County Animal Shelter, 1110 N. 25-A, Troy


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Cinemark Miami Valley Cinemas Sun. — 10:30 a.m. worship, 9:30 1020 Garbry Road a.m. Sunday school for junior and senior (937) 381-9753 high, 11-11:30 a.m. Sunday school for 2 year olds through sixth grade; Mon. — 7 p.m. Shawl Ministry meeting. Sunday — 10 a.m. worship service CHURCH OF JESUS UNITED CHURCH 421 Wood St., Piqua OF CHRIST 773-4004 COVINGTON UNITED Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, CHURCH OF CHRIST 11 a.m., worship service 115 Pearl St. Wed. — 6:30 p.m. Prayer; 7 p.m. Sun. — 9:30 a.m. worship, 11 a.m. Bible study. Sunday school. Handicap accessible, COMMUNITY BIBLE CHURCH nursery available. 1427 W. Main St., Tipp City FIRST UNITED CHURCH 667-2710 OF CHRIST Pastor Jeff Seekins 120 S. Market St., Troy Pastor Tim Board, associate Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; Sat. — 5 p.m. worship (chapel); 10:30 a.m. worship service; nursery and Sun. — 8:45 a.m. breakfast, 9:15 a.m. children’s programs throughout the adult Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. wormorning; ship; Mon. — 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. GED; Wednesday — 6:30 p.m. family Tues. — 5 p.m. Circles of Hope, 6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts; Wed. — 9 a.m. and 6 night service for kids, teens and adults. LUDLOW FALLS CHRISTIAN p.m. GED, 6:30 p.m. WOW for Kids; Thurs. — 6:30 p.m. Girl Scouts, 7 p.m. CHURCH Corner of Oak and Vine St. choir rehearsal; Sat. — 5 p.m. worship Ludlow Falls (chapel). Phone: 698-3823 LOSTCREEK UNITED The Rev. Jerry Collins CHURCH OF CHRIST Sun. — 9:15 a.m. morning worship. 7007 Troy-Urbana Road, Casstown COVE SPRING CHURCH 5705 E. Walnut Grove Road (937) 857-9638 Pastor Evan Garber Sun. — 9 a.m. adult Bible study, 10 Sun. — 9:30 a.m. church school, a.m. Sunday worship and children’s 10:30 a.m. worship hour. Sunday school. COURTS OF PRAISE NASHVILLE UNITED Open Bible Church CHURCH OF CHRIST 410 N. Elm St., Troy 4540 W. State Route 571, West Pastor Joshua Pierce Milton, corner of State Route 571 and Sunday — 10 a.m. services; Wed. Wheelock Road. — 6 p.m. Life groups. 698-5867 or (937) 541-1041 FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY Sun. — 9:15 a.m. Sunday school, CHURCH 10:30 a.m. worship service. 5850 N. State Route 41, Covington PLEASANT HILL UNITED 473-2128 CHURCH OF CHRIST Pastor Eugene Oburn 10 W. Monument St. Sunday — 9:30 a.m. morning worPastor Craig Showalter ship, 10:50 Bible study; Mon. — 6:30 p.m. Sun. — 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; AWANA; Wed. — 6:30 p.m. TRUTH 10 a.m. Worship service ST. JOHN’S UNITED GRACE FAMILY WORSHIP CHURCH OF CHRIST CENTER 1477 S. Market St., Troy 130 S. Walnut St., Troy Pastor, Elder Howard Collier 335-2028 Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. Sunday morning worship; Tues. Handicapped accessible, nursery — 6 a.m. prayer; Wed. — 6 p.m. prayer, available 7 p.m. Bible study. Sun. — 9:15 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship. HOPE BIBLE CHURCH

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More Quran protests leave 7 dead KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan called on his troops to resist any urge to avenge the death of two American soldiers killed in riots over the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base, even as renewed protests Friday claimed at least seven lives. The anti-American demonstrations by thousands of Afghans who took to the streets after midday prayers were further evidence that President Barack Obama’s apology has failed to quiet the outrage over what the U.S. says was the inadvertent destruction of the holy books. The killing of the two U.S. soldiers and the civil unrest have further strained Afghanistan’s relations with the United States. Afghan President Hamid Karzai is trying to negotiate a long-term

partnership agreement with the United States to govern the activities of U.S. forces in his country after 2014, when most foreign combat troops will have left or taken on support roles. The violence against coalition troops also comes at a time when many countries contributing to the force are seeking to accelerate their withdrawal from what has become an unpopular and costly war that has dragged on for more than 10 years. In Washington, White House spokesman Josh Earnest acknowledged that the burning of Qurans had created “difficult circumstances.” “It is our view that we will work through these difficult circumstances and remain on track to making progress on our goals,” Earnest said. At least 20 people, including

the two U.S. soldiers, have been killed in four days of violence. Protesters have ignored appeals by Karzai, parliamentarians and some clerics for an end to the violence until an investigation into the incident at Bagram Air Field is concluded in coming days. Afghan officials said seven people were killed around the country Friday by Afghan security forces trying to disperse crowds or responding to gunfire from protesters. One of the dead was part of a crowd trying to storm a Hungarian military base in northern Baghlan province. Six others were killed in western Herat province, including three people who died when a truck full of ammunition exploded after protesters set it ablaze, the governor’s office said.

Anti-American protesters also gathered in several locations around Kabul, including in the city’s east, where a demonstrator, his clothes covered in blood, was carried from the scene as about 200 police tried to push the crowd back. Police sprayed volleys of automatic rifle fire over the heads of protesters chanting “Death to America!” in an effort to prevent them from reaching the defense ministry, located close to the American Embassy. U.S. Gen. John Allen, who commands all U.S. and coalition troops, traveled late Thursday to the American base in the east where an Afghan soldier opened fire on U.S. troops, killing two Americans. “There will be moments like this when you’re searching for the meaning of this loss. There

will be moments like this when your emotions are governed by anger and a desire to strike back,” Allen said in comments NATO released Friday. “Now is not the time for revenge. Now is not the time for vengeance. Now is the time to look deep inside your souls, remember your mission, remember your discipline, remember who you are.” Allen, who was accompanied by Afghan National Army Gen. Sher Mohammed Karimi, told soldiers that “now is how we show the Afghan people that as bad as that act was in Bagram, it was unintentional and American and ISAF soldiers do not stand for this.” ISAF is the acronym for the International Security Assistance Force, the formal name of the U.S.-led international military coalition fighting in Afghanistan.

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


Here’s a way to ‘soup up’ your canned soup! Dear Readers: It’s winter, and what better way to warm up on a cold day than to have a hot bowl of soup? If you’re too busy to make a big pot of homemade soup, I have a few hints for making canned soup more appetizing. Try these: • Try adding grated cheese, chopped hard-boiled eggs or a few croutons to thick soups for extra flavor. • To jazz up cream soups, add a dollop of sour cream, yogurt or chopped herbs. • For clear soups, add dumplings, won tons, rice or noodles to give the soup a little more substance. • For chili or bean soups, add

Hints from Heloise Columnist slices of avocado or some grated cheese, and top with a little sour cream. If you’d like to try new soup recipes, I have several in my Heloise’s Spectacular Soups pamphlet. To receive one, send $5 and a long, selfaddressed, stamped (65 cents) envelope to: Heloise/Soup, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX

78279-5001. FYI: If your soup is too hot, toss in an ice cube, or better yet, some frozen veggies! — Heloise PILLOW HELPER Dear Heloise: I look forward to reading your column each morning in the San Angelo Standard-Times here in the great state of Texas. Clean used pillows, towels and blankets are welcomed at your local animal shelter. There are so many animals that would welcome a soft pillow to rest on. This is a great way to help an animal and recycle at the same time. Check with your local shelters to find out if they would like your used pillows,

etc. — Nancy in San Angelo, Texas A WORN-OUT KEY Dear Heloise: My car ignition seemed to be “jammed” and unable to be turned on. A neighbor suggested that it might be due to the ignition, and it would cost several hundred dollars to have it replaced. Fortunately, my honest mechanic suggested that it might simply be because my key was worn out. Sure enough! When I tried the second key (that came with the car), it worked perfectly. It had never dawned on me that car keys could wear out! Stupid me! — Elaine W., via email



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105 Announcements PIANO LESSONS, Register NOW! Professional and private piano lesson for beginners of all ages. 30 years experience. Gift certificates now available. Call: (937)418-8903

205 Business Opportunities

235 General

NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info: (985)646-1700 Dept. OH-6011.


235 General

FOUND: 35mm camera, call to describe (937)339-8137 FOUND DOG, large hunting, male, white with brown spots, February 18 downtown Tipp City currently at Miami County Dog Pound.

is accepting applications for a: PART-TIME CLASS ROOM TEACHER 12pm-6pm Apply in person or Call:

(937)335-9614 235 General

Local Masonry company looking for Mason Tenders/ Hod Carriers. Experience strongly preferred. Must have reliable transportation. We are an EOE and drug free workplace.

200 - Employment

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Please email resume to: kfrancis@ ✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮✮

Employment Opportunities at:

or email resume to: sales@

Growing company has immediate opening for 2nd shift. Applicant must be able to read blue prints. We offer competitive wages and excellent benefits. Apply in person at: Kinninger Production Welding 710 Kuenzel Drive New Bremen, OH 45869 or email resume to: sales@ HELP WANTED For all phases of Laundry & Dry cleaning business, will train, call 10am-2pm for appointment, (937)667-3712 Leiss Laundry & Dry Cleaning Tipp City

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Integrity Ambulance Service is Now Hiring Driver's: $8.00 hr EMT-B:up to $13.75 +/hr EMT-I: up to $15.75 +/hr Paramedic's: up to $17.75 +/hr For more information call 1-800-704-7846 or email



Well established North Dayton company seeking highly motivated individuals to train for career in sales of it's products locally. Successful candidate will be a self starter who wants to succeed by working hard, have dependable transportation and a history of reliability. Send complete Resume, including references to: Trainee PO Box 943 Troy, OH 45373







LABOR: $9.50/HR

For our manufacturing facility in Sidney, Ohio Currently hiring production employees for all shifts. We are seeking dependable and highly motivated individuals that can excel in a team environment. The ideal candidate will be willing to work any shift, available for overtime, and have good attendance.


Interested candidates must have a high school diploma or GED and be able to successfully pass pre-employment screening.

Part-time Mobile Crisis Therapists DARKE, MIAMI & SHELBY COUNTIES Complete crisis assessments/ pre-hospital screenings at: hospitals, jails/ police departments. Bachelor Degree in Social Work/ related field (Masters Degree preferred), appropriate State of Ohio licensure. Send resume to: Vickie Martin, MCRC, 1059 N. Market St., Troy, OH 456373

Fax: (937)339-8371



Apply online at: www.greaterdayton


Positions for production employees at Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.


We are an equal opportunity employer


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APPLY: 15 Industry Park Ct., Tipp City (937)667-1772

Unemployed Parent receive Income Tax Return, $1500 for one child, $3000 for two children and $4000 for three children. Call now 1-800-583-8840.

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240 Healthcare

CDL Drivers: $11.50/HR

We are looking for drivers to deliver the Troy Daily News on Daily, Sundays, holidays and on a varied as needed basis.

Drivers must have: Valid drivers license Reliable transportation State minimum insurance • • •



240 Healthcare

TROY OFFICE 948 N Market St.

~DEPENDABLE~ Home Health Aides

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Hiring for all shifts!

• Customer Service

Champaign Residential Services has part-time openings available in Miami (Englewood, Tipp City, Troy, Piqua), Shelby, and Darke Counties for caring people who would like to make a difference in the lives of others. Various hours are available, including mornings, evenings, weekends and overnights. Paid training is provided. Requirements: a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid drivers license, proof of insurance and a criminal background check.

• Quality Inspection • Machine Operators • General Labor


Needed in Miami and Shelby Counties. Must have High school diploma or GED, have 2 good job references, and be career oriented. STNA or 1 year experience a must. Every other weekend required.

Opportunity Knocks... Previous applicants need not apply.

To apply, call 937-335-6974 or stop our office at

405 Public Square, Troy OH Applications are available online at EOE



(937)339-8200 405 Public Square #373, Troy, OH 45373 From: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM on

Wednesday – February 29, 2012


270 Sales and Marketing

Sales Specialist

270 Sales and Marketing

270 Sales and Marketing

The I-75 Newspaper Group of Ohio Community Media is seeking an experienced sales professional who wishes to flourish in a career with an award winning sales team!

The I-75 Newspapers have an exciting opportunity available in our Classifieds Call Center for an Inside Classified Sales Specialist. This position is based in our Sidney, Ohio, office.

The successful candidate will manage a consultative sales approach through direct client contact. He or she will be motivated to meet and exceed person sales goals through internet and media advertising in any and/or all of Ohio Community Media’s fifty-seven publications.

We are seeking a motivated individual who will be able to provide exceptional customer service to our clients in the manufacturing and temporary employment industries. Ideal candidate will manage inbound and outbound classified advertising calls by demonstrating expert product knowledge and developing and maintaining relationships with our clients.

Candidates will have demonstrated experience in prospecting and growing an account list, handling incoming leads and closing sales. He or she will be skilled in envisioning big ideas, then executing advertising programs that attract customers and generate significant revenue. In addition to maintaining and growing existing relationships, candidates must possess expertise in working with clients on both strategic and creative levels. Candidates will have an in-depth understanding of print and online advertising and the desire to stay informed about area trends.

As an Inside Classified Sales Specialist, you will sell a variety of classified advertising packages including employment, promotions and private party advertising. An established account base is provided and will be expected to be maximized to full potential. Knowledge of Miami County manufacturing and industries is essential. The successful candidate should have familiarity of order entry software with the ability to type 50+ wpm. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task are also required. Inside advertising sales or telemarketing experience is preferred.



This position is based in our Troy office and is full time with salary and commission. Benefits, cell phone allowance and mileage reimbursement are also available.

SpringMeade Health Center is currently searching for an experienced Medical Records Technician for our 99 bed skilled nursing facility. Experience in health care and knowledge of regulations and ICD/9 coding preferred. We are a drug and tobacco free facility. EOE

• • •

We offer: Medical/ Dental/ Vision Insurance Life Insurance 401K Please stop by and apply:

SpringMeade Health Center 4375 South County Road 25A Tipp City, Ohio 45371

For quickest consideration, please email resume to:

This position is full time with salary, commission and benefits.

If you are looking to experience growth with a local, reputable organization, please send a cover letter, resume and references to:

No phone calls will be accepted regarding this position. EOE



240 Healthcare

NOW thru March 2nd


Become a Home Health Care professional and earn part -time income by helping others.

Your phone call will be returned in the order in which it is received.

Deadline to apply for this position is March 2. No phone calls, please. EOE



and leave a message with your name, address and phone number.

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STAFFMARK 1600 W. Main St. Troy, OH


Please call 937-440-5263 or 937-440-5260

Inside Classified

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235 General

Growing company has immediate opening for 1st & 2nd shift. Applicant must be able to read blue prints and experience is required. We offer competitive wages and excellent benefits. Apply in person at: Kinninger Production Welding 710 Kuenzel Drive New Bremen, OH 45869

Apply at: Albert Freytag Inc. 2233 St. Rt. 362 Minster, OH 45865

EOE/AA Employer


LOST Siberian Husky, female, black/white, blue eyes, black collar with skull and crossbones. Missing February 11 S. Clay St. Answers to Athena (937)570-1072 or (606) 202-1467

For complete listing of employment and application requirements visit:

Troy Daily News



1021 S. Dorset, Troy

125 Lost and Found

POLICY: Please Check Your Ad The 1st Day. It Is The Advertiser’s Responsibility To Report Errors Immediately. Publisher Will Not Be Responsible for More Than One Incorrect Insertion. We Reserve The Right To Correctly Classify, Edit, Cancel Or Decline Any Advertisement Without Notice.



DIRECTOR of the Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree Program

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Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5

235 General

Edison Community College invites qualified candidates to apply for the following position:

210 Childcare


All Display Ads: 2 Days Prior Liners For: Mon - Fri @ 5pm Weds - Tues @ 5pm Thurs - Weds @ 5pm Fri - Thurs @ 5pm Sat - Thurs @ 5pm Miami Valley Sunday News liners- Fri @ Noon


100 - Announcement


PT Medical Billing Clerk Experience required. Send resume to: 1485 Commerce Park Suite A Tipp City, OH 45373

12 • Troy Daily News • Classifieds That Work • Saturday, February 25, 2012 245 Manufacturing/Trade

260 Restaurant

280 Transportation

280 Transportation

Area manufacturer of welded, steel tubing is seeking a:

PART TIME BOOKKEEPER. For Sidney restaurant. Must be proficient with Peachtree software. Hourly wage of $10 to $13 based on experience. Send resumes to: khar (937)335-0672

Flatbed Drivers New Pay Scale Start at .37cpm. Up to .04cpm Mileage Bonus. Home Weekends. Insurance & 401K. Apply at 800-648-9915


Immediate 3rd shift opening

CRSI has immediate openings for a Program Specialist in Miami County. Responsibilities include supervision, service coordination and operation of designated programming and services for individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Must have experience with community agencies providing services appropriate for individuals with DD and ensure that all standards and regulations are met. Position requires a minimum of 4 years experience with an Associates Degree in Special Ed, Social Work, Psychology, Rehabilitation, Human Development, Nursing, Developmental Disabilities or other related field. To apply stop in our office or send application or resume c/o Diane Taylor 405 Public Square Suite 373 Troy, OH 45373 or email: Applications available online:

Qualified candidates must have ASQ, CMI/ CQT or five years experience in Quality "Testing" position. Applicants must be well versed in all aspects of Quality Assurance, dependable and able to work in a Team Environment.

Find it, Buy it or Sell it in

Crosby Trucking is

Must have CDL class A with 1 year tractor-trailer experience. Full benefit package.


Qualified individuals may send resume' to: JACKSON TUBE SERVICE, INC. PO BOX 1650 Piqua, OH 45356 or to:

Regional drivers needed in the Sidney, Ohio Terminal. O/O's welcome.

• Drivers are paid weekly

• Drivers earn .36cents per mile for empty and loaded miles on dry freight.

Benefits include: matching 401(k) plan, inclusive health care package with medical, dental, vision, Rx, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, paid life/ AD&D/LTD insurance, uniform program and personal days.

store runs, and .41cents per mile for reefer and curtainside freight.

Continental Express Inc. has immediate need for a Mechanic for day shift. Will perform preventative maintenance and repairs on semi tractors and/or trailers. Must be mechanically inclined, dependable and have own tools. Experience on tractor trailers preferred but not required.

• Full Insurance package

• 401K savings plan.


• 95% no touch freight. ★

• Drivers are paid

Sidney Repairing industrial equipment, Mechanical, Electrical trouble shooting, Hydraulic/ Pneumat ic repair, PLCs required. Minimum 2 years experience. Benefits after 90 days.

CDL Grads may qualify

bump dock fees for customer live loads and live unloads.

Class A CDL required

For additional info call-

Great Pay & Benefits!


Call Jon Basye at: Piqua Transfer & Storage Co. (937)778-4535 or (800)278-0619



• • • •

STARTING WAGE: $17.00 to $18.00/ HR Submit resume to: AMS, 330 Canal St. Sidney, OH 45365

Great Pay Local Runs Off 2 days per week Health + 401K Must live within 50 miles of Tipp City, OH. Class A CDL w/Hazmat required.



Regional Runs .40¢ -.45¢/Mile - ALL MILES Class A CDL + 1 year OTR experience Landair Transport 1-866-269-2119

300 - Real Estate

DODD RENTALS Tipp-Troy: 2 bedroom AC, appliances $500/$450 plus deposit No pets (937)667-4349 for appt. FIRST MONTH FREE! 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms Call for availability attached garages Easy access to I-75 (937)335-6690

TROY, 1 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 month. $200 Deposit Special!


IN PIQUA, 1 bedroom downstairs, washer/ dryer hookup, all utilities paid, $400 month, (937)773-2829 after 2pm.

TROY, 1 bedroom upstairs, older home, private entrance, stove, refrigerator and utilities included $495 a month. (937)335-0791

PIQUA, 2 Bedroom, second floor , 726 North Downing, No dogs. $375 + utilities. (937)657-8419

TROY, 2 Bedroom, newly remodeled apartment, Call (937)361-4251.

PIQUA, large 1 bedroom, upstairs, with/ without w/d hookup, appliances, utilities included, no pets, (937)552-7006.

TROY, 2 bedrooms, upstairs, all electric, stove and refrigerator. Metro accepted. $490/month, deposit $300. (937)339-7028

TROY, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, AC, 1 car garage, appliances, W/D hookup, $600/mo. (937)433-3428

WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $495 month plus deposit (937)216-4233.

425 Houses for Sale

425 Houses for Sale


For Rent


Bonus Program.



RIVER VIEW Downtown Troy , 1 Bedroom, 1.5 bath, kitchen, living room, utility room. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer. Off street parking, no pets. $550 including utilities. (937)418-2379

COVINGTON 2 bedroom townhouse, $495. Up to 2 months FREE utilities! No Pets. (937)698-4599, (937)572-9297.

305 Apartment

• Compounding Safety

CRSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Visit our website for an application at

Home Weekends

Continental Express Inc. 10450 State Route 47 Sidney, Ohio 45365

• Paid vacation.

BULK TRANSIT CORP 800 Vandemark Rd Sidney, OH 45365 (888)588-6626

Ohio Driver Needed!

Interested candidates can contact Mark at 800/497-2100, forward a resume to or apply in person at:

• No Hazmat.

"Quality Tubing by Quality People"

Join our team and see why we have very low turnover.

We offer: • Competitive Pay & Benefits • Uniforms • 401k with match • Direct Deposit

• .38cents per mile for


Home most nights. Monthly safety bonuses.

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280 Transportation


305 Apartment

TRUCK DRIVING/ WAREHOUSE Local company looking for Truck Driving/ Warehouse person. Full time Monday-Friday. Must have Class A CDL license with verifiable experience and clean MVR. Send resumes to: Dept. 220 Troy Daily News 224 South Market Street Troy, Ohio 45373

1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday 1,2 & 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS Troy and Piqua ranches and townhomes. Different floor plans to choose from. Garages, fireplaces, appliances including washer and dryers. Corporate apartments available. Visit Call us first! (937)335-5223 2 BEDROOM in Troy, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, cats ok. $525. (937)573-7908 BEAUTIFUL, 2 bedroom apartment in Tipp City, wood floors, appliances, water, sewage, trash included, (937)238-2560, (937)778-1993


Meet your space needs with this 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2254 SF home. Dining room, living room, deck, patio, 2 car garage & finished basement. Only $160,000. Dir: Sunset to R on Stratford.

Dawna Elko


Each office independently owned and operated


Quality Assurance TECHNICIAN

FT Program Specialist Position Working with DD Population

305 Apartment


TROY OPEN SUN. 12:30-2


Woodsy escape outside and warm fireplace inside make this the perfect 2 story home in Troy. Features include 4 beds, 2.5 baths, large living room, cozy family room, sophisticated dining room with wood flroos, master suite with dual sinks, 2 car garage and porch. $180,000. Dir: S. Co. Rd. 25A, W on Monroe Concord, L on Merrimont, R on Brookwood.

Dawna Elko


Each office independently owned and operated


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To advertise in the Classifieds That Work Service & Business Directory please call: 877-844-8385 640 Financial

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?TAXING QUESTIONS? • Are you just becoming a “number” in your preparer’s office? • Are customer “service” levels declining? • Are your tax preparation fees “rising” sharply ? If you answered “yes” to the above, stop in and see us for a “FREE” quotation?

For your home improvement needs

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• Roofing • Windows • Kitchens • Sunrooms

• Spouting • Metal Roofing • Siding • Doors

• Baths • Awnings • Concrete • Additions



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3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, 3214 Magnolia. $1000 a month plus deposit. (937)339-1339 802 SOUTH Clay Street, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 car garage, no pets. Metro accepted. $650 month, deposit, application required. (937)335-2877. COVINGTON 1 bedroom house in country, no pets please, $375/month (937)473-2243 leave message NICE 3 BEDROOM 1.5 bath, 1 car garage, C/A, Candlewood, $650 month, deposit. Available March 1st. (937)615-0402

For Sale 425 Houses for Sale SINGLE HOME Condominium, 2300+ square feet, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, walk out basement, loads of storage. OPEN HOUSE 2/26 2pm-4pm. Located at 25 Colony Park Drive, just off West Main Street. $189,900. (937)339-1587.

500 - Merchandise

TROY, 1/2 double, 2 bedroom, garage, C/A, nice. All appliances, washer and dryer. $650 plus deposit. No Metro (937)339-2266 TROY, 1/2 double, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, C/A, 1900 sq. ft. Refrigerator and stove included. pets negotiable. $650 plus deposit. Two story, vinyl. c g r e e n @ w o h . r r. c o m . (937)216-1794. TROY 1309 W. Main Street. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, large yard. No pets. $550 (937)440-6868

330 Office Space

545 Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up. (937)596-6622 or (937)726-2780

FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, (937)844-3756.

FREE FIREWOOD, Pine. Must pick up. (937)416-8624

SEASONED FIREWOOD $160 per cord. Stacking extra, $130 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

560 Home Furnishings

DOWNTOWN, TROY Executive Suite. Utilities, kitchenette, included. Nice (937)552-2636

583 Pets and Supplies

830 Boats/Motor/Equipment

CLEARANCE- Discontinued, Scratch-N-Dent, one of-a-kind, floor displays up to 75% off! KERNS FIREPLACE & SPA 5217 Tama Road Celina 419-363-2230 4147 Elida Road Lima 419-224-4656

WEIMARANER PUPPY AKC, 8 weeks old, vet checked, tails, nails and have been wormed. First shots, ready for good homes. (2) Blues, (5) Silvers, (2) females, (5) males, Parents on premises. $600. (937)658-0045

BOAT, Alumacraft, 15 HP Evinrude motor, Gator trailer. Includes: Anchormate, Shakespeare trolling motor, Eagle II depthfinder, oars and anchors. $950 OBO, (937)492-4904

577 Miscellaneous GAS STOVE, never been used. Wooden kitchen table with 4 chairs. Complete living room suite with couch, love seat and rocker. (937)497-8034 KITCHEN CABINETS and vanities, new, oak and maple finish. All sizes, below retail value. (330)524-3984

PIQUA, 304 Cedarbrook, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, fenced yard. No Metro $625, pets negotiable (937)541-3547 RENT-TO-OWN PIQUA 1025 Madison, nice 3 bedroom, big fenced yard, $550 monthly. $3000 Down (937)778-8093

560 Home Furnishings

TWIN BED, mattress, box springs and bed frame. $50 (937)451-0151

METAL. Wanting anything that contains metal. Will haul away for FREE. Call (937)214-0861. SHOES, SAS dress shoes size 10m new, New Balance shoes like new size 10m, Copier, used 1 year, call (937)492-2844 after 5pm VASE, hand painted antique, 15" tall, SMF68 Germany 68, large gilt, antique frame and paperweights. (937)335-6993

583 Pets and Supplies

899 Wanted to Buy 586 Sports and Recreation CCW CLASS March 24th 8:00am - 4:00pm & March 25th 8:00am-12:00. Piqua Fish & Game $60 (937)760-4210

588 Tickets TICKETS, Bristol Race, 4 sets. Each set includes 1 Nationwide March 17th, $30. 1 Food City March 18th, $60. (937)492-0804

592 Wanted to Buy

Cash paid for junk cars and trucks. Get the most for your junker call us (937)732-5424.

MIXED BASSET Puppies, 2 males, 3 females, call (937)498-9973 or (937)638-1321

2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON XL1200C SPORTSTER Vance Hines, Shortshots, Staggered, H-D bike cover, 19,250 miles, Tons of chrome! (937)710-4403

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BUYING: 1 piece or entire estates: Vintage costume or real jewelry, toys, pottery, glass, advertisements. Call Melisa (419)860-3983 or (937)710-4603.

Piqua Daily Call, Sidney Daily News or Troy Daily News

GOT JUNK? Will remove unwanted items from basements, garages, barns etc. for reasonable rate. CHIMNEY/ FOUNDATION repair and water seal. (614)657-3655 or (937)622-2165

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805 Auto 2000 JEEP Grand Cherokee, white with black leather interior, loaded, good condition. $3795 (937)287-4374



800 - Transportation

LAB PUPPIES, First shots/ wormed. Friendly, ADORABLE! Black and yellow left. Going fast! Call/ text/ email. $100 blankenship.erin@ y m a i l . c o m . (937)489-8036.

1975 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Restored with fuel injection, sun roof, rack and pinion steering, sold new at Piqua Volkswagen, garage kept. (937)295-2899



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Saturday, February 25, 2012

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Pct GB W L 20 14 .588 — Philadelphia 17 18 .486 3½ New York 15 17 .469 4 Boston 10 23 .303 9½ Toronto 10 25 .286 10½ New Jersey Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 27 7 .794 — 22 13 .629 5½ Orlando 20 14 .588 7 Atlanta 7 26 .212 19½ Washington 4 28 .125 22 Charlotte Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 27 8 .771 — Indiana 21 12 .636 5 Cleveland 13 18 .419 12 13 20 .394 13 Milwaukee 11 24 .314 16 Detroit WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Pct GB W L 23 10 .697 — San Antonio Dallas 21 13 .618 2½ Houston 20 14 .588 3½ Memphis 19 15 .559 4½ 8 25 .242 15 New Orleans Northwest Division Pct GB W L Oklahoma City 26 7 .788 — 18 16 .529 8½ Portland Denver 18 16 .529 8½ Minnesota 17 17 .500 9½ Utah 15 17 .469 10½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB 20 11 .645 — L.A. Clippers 20 13 .606 1 L.A. Lakers 13 17 .433 6½ Golden State 14 20 .412 7½ Phoenix 11 22 .333 10 Sacramento Wednesday's Games Oklahoma City 119, Boston 104 Indiana 102, Charlotte 88 New Orleans 89, Cleveland 84 Toronto 103, Detroit 93 Sacramento 115, Washington 107 Orlando 108, New Jersey 91 New York 99, Atlanta 82 Chicago 110, Milwaukee 91 Houston 93, Philadelphia 87 Minnesota 100, Utah 98 Golden State 106, Phoenix 104 L.A. Lakers 96, Dallas 91 L.A. Clippers 103, Denver 95 Thursday's Games Miami 102, New York 88 Atlanta 83, Orlando 78 San Antonio at Denver, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Friday's Games No games scheduled The Top Twenty Five The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 19, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: ...........................Record Pts Prv 1. Kentucky (63) ......26-1 1,623 1 2. Syracuse (2)........27-1 1,559 2 3. Missouri ...............25-2 1,498 3 4. Kansas ................22-5 1,377 4 5. Duke ....................23-4 1,359 5 6. Michigan St. ........22-5 1,317 7 7. North Carolina.....23-4 1,261 8 8. Ohio St. ...............22-5 1,139 6 9. Georgetown.........20-5 1,085 10 10. Marquette ..........22-5 1,013 12 11. Michigan............20-7 869 17 12. Florida ...............21-6 860 14 13. Baylor ................22-5 859 9 14. Murray St...........26-1 765 16 15. Florida St...........19-7 620 20 16. Wisconsin ..........20-7 615 15 17. Louisville............21-6 495 19 18. New Mexico.......22-4 469 — 19. Wichita St. .........24-4 467 24 20. Notre Dame.......19-8 457 23 21. UNLV .................22-6 325 11 22. Temple ...............21-5 281 — 23. Indiana...............20-7 246 18 24. San Diego St.....20-6 176 13 25. Virginia...............20-6 153 22 Others receiving votes: Creighton 76, Gonzaga 47, BYU 29, Saint Louis 25, Drexel 13, Harvard 12, Vanderbilt 12, California 11, Saint Mary's (Cal) 7, Long Beach St. 4, VCU 1. USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA TodayESPN men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 19, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: ...............................Record Pts Pvs 1. Kentucky (31) ......26-1 775 1 2. Syracuse .............27-1 744 2 3. Missouri ...............25-2 713 3 4. Duke ....................23-4 662 4 5. Kansas ................22-5 644 5 6. Michigan State ....22-5 613 8 7. North Carolina.....23-4 592 7 8. Georgetown.........20-5 539 9 9. Ohio State ...........22-5 504 6 10. Marquette ..........22-5 485 13 11. Florida ...............21-6 454 12 12. Murray State......26-1 416 14 13. Michigan............20-7 377 19 14. Baylor ................22-5 374 10 15. Wisconsin ..........20-7 292 17 16. Florida State......19-7 290 21 17. Louisville............21-6 277 18 18. Notre Dame.......19-8 223 25 19. Wichita State .....24-4 183 NR 20. UNLV .................22-6 174 11 21. New Mexico.......22-4 142 NR 22. Temple ...............21-5 114 NR 23. Saint Mary's ......23-5 101 16 24. Indiana...............20-7 81 20 25. San Diego State20-6 76 15 Others receiving votes: Virginia 73; Creighton 51; California 21; Gonzaga 13; Saint Louis 11; Harvard 10; Mississippi State 10; Drexel 9; Vanderbilt 9; Kansas State 8; Middle Tennessee 6; Long Beach State 3; Virginia Commonwealth 2; Weber State 2; Iowa State 1; Nevada 1. The Women's Top Twenty Five The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 19, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: ...............................Record Pts Prv 1. Baylor (40)...........27-0 1,000 1 2. Stanford...............24-1 945 3 3. Notre Dame.........25-2 919 4 4. UConn .................24-3 885 2 5. Miami...................24-3 845 6 6. Maryland .............23-4 781 8 7. Duke ....................22-4 756 5 8. Ohio St. ...............23-3 709 9 9. Delaware .............24-1 655 10

10. Tennessee .........20-7 582 13 11. Penn St..............21-5 574 12 12. Green Bay .........23-1 562 11 13. Kentucky............21-5 540 7 14. Texas A&M ........19-6 486 14 15. Georgetown.......21-6 459 15 16. Louisville............19-7 321 19 17. Georgia Tech.....20-7 285 20 18. Georgia..............20-7 266 18 19. St. Bonaventure.25-2 245 22 20. St. John's...........18-8 208 — 21. DePaul...............20-7 191 24 22. Purdue...............19-8 176 17 23. Nebraska...........20-6 147 16 82 21 24. Rutgers..............18-8 75 — 25. Gonzaga............24-4 Others receiving votes: West Virginia 65, South Carolina 54, Arkansas 29, Princeton 28, UTEP 24, Fresno St. 23, Vanderbilt 16, BYU 15, California 14, Middle Tennessee 13, North Carolina 10, Oklahoma 9, Florida Gulf Coast 6. USA Today/ESPN Women's Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA TodayESPN Women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 20, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weeks ranking: Pts Pvs ...............................Record 1. Baylor (31)...........27-0 775 1 2. Stanford...............24-1 734 3 3. Notre Dame.........26-2 715 4 4. UConn .................24-3 686 2 5. Miami...................24-3 651 6 6. Maryland .............23-4 615 7 7. Duke ....................22-4 592 5 8. Delaware .............24-1 522 9 9. Tennessee ...........20-7 516 10 10. Kentucky............22-5 501 8 11. Texas A&M ........19-6 430 13 12. Green Bay .........23-1 417 12 13. Georgetown.......21-6 402 14 14. Ohio State .........23-4 401 11 15. Penn State.........22-5 350 17 16. Georgia..............20-7 266 15 17. Louisville............19-8 258 16 18. DePaul...............20-7 254 20 19. Georgia Tech.....20-7 209 22 20. Rutgers..............18-8 147 18 21. Gonzaga............24-4 122 23 22. St. Bonaventure.25-2 96 25 76 21 23. Nebraska...........20-6 24. Vanderbilt...........20-7 66 24 58 — 25. St. John's...........18-8 Others receiving votes: Purdue 53, West Virginia 39, UTEP 35, Florida Gulf Coast 24, Middle Tennessee 22, California 13, Fresno State 11, South Carolina 10, Princeton 6, Kansas State 2, Arkansas 1. Boys Basketball Scores Friday Archbold 49, Metamora Evergreen 26 Ashland Crestview 50, Collins Western Reserve 40 Bloomdale Elmwood 56, Elmore Woodmore 40 Castalia Margaretta 75, Sandusky St. Mary 65, OT Celina 67, Lima Bath 62 Columbus Grove 57, Delphos Jefferson 32 Continental 48, Pandora-Gilboa 29 Convoy Crestview 68, Ada 56 Delphos St. John's 55, Coldwater 49 Elida 65, Defiance 61 Findlay 71, Lima Sr. 51 Fostoria 68, Genoa Area 61 Gibsonburg 70, Tol. Emmanuel Baptist 36 Haviland Wayne Trace 42, Ottoville 37 Huron 73, Milan Edison 51 Kalida 56, Sherwood Fairview 40 Kenton 54, Wapakoneta 46 Leipsic 92, Ft. Jennings 66 Lexington 64, Orrville 53 Lima Cent. Cath. 62, Bluffton 40 Lima Perry 61, McComb 52 Lima Shawnee 57, St. Marys Memorial 55 Lima Temple Christian 55, Dola Hardin Northern 41 Mansfield Sr. 69, Wooster 55 Maria Stein Marion Local 59, Minster 50 Miller City 69, Hicksville 57 Mogadore 51, E. Can. 45 Mt. Blanchard Riverdale 41, Bucyrus 36 N. Can. Hoover 63, Youngs. Mooney 53 N. Olmsted 49, Amherst Steele 41 Napoleon 49, Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 48 New London 61, Norwalk St. Paul 45 New Washington Buckeye Cent. 56, Bucyrus Wynford 43 Norwalk 58, Tiffin Columbian 47 Old Fort 72, N. Baltimore 39 Ontario 63, Lucas 43 Ottawa-Glandorf 63, Van Wert 55 Perrysburg 49, Maumee 44 Plymouth 68, Greenwich S. Cent. 64 Rossford 58, Tontogany Otsego 54 Sandusky 86, Bellevue 50 Sandusky Perkins 62, Oak Harbor 38 Shelby 61, Willard 40 Spencerville 70, Paulding 33 St. Henry 58, New Knoxville 48 Sylvania Northview 44, Holland Springfield 41 Tol. Christian 67, Northwood 47 Tol. St. Francis 56, Oregon Clay 52 Upper Sandusky 36, N. Robinson Col. Crawford 24 Van Wert Lincolnview 67, Lafayette Allen E. 53 Wauseon 34, Holgate 27 Wooster Triway 54, Akr. Manchester 48 Division I Cin. Mt. Healthy 60, Cin. Anderson 55 Hamilton Ross 58, Cin. Oak Hills 46 Middletown 68, Oxford Talawanda 39 Pickerington N. 47, Dresden TriValley 41 Springboro 69, Piqua 45 Westerville Cent. 60, Logan 49 Westerville S. 62, Ashville Teays Valley 38 Division II Athens 40, Circleville Logan Elm 38 Bellbrook 61, Clarksville ClintonMassie 51 Cin. Aiken 84, Bethel-Tate 36 Cin. McNicholas 52, Cin. Hughes 49 Proctorville Fairland 64, Hillsboro 44 Division III Chesapeake 95, S. Point 45 Nelsonville-York 51, Bidwell River Valley 32 Sardinia Eastern 68, McDermott Scioto NW 34 Division IV Day. Jefferson 89, Lewisburg TriCounty N. 36 Sidney Lehman 70, Ansonia 27 Troy Christian 64, Cedarville 29 Girls Basketball Division I Cin. Princeton 61, W. Chester Lakota W. 46 Cle. Glenville 55, Euclid 48 Eastlake N. 51, Painesville Riverside


SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 10:30 a.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, "Happy Hour Series," final practice for Daytona 500, at Daytona Beach, Fla. 1:15 p.m. ESPN — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Drive4COPD 300, at Daytona Beach, Fla. BOXING 10 p.m. HBO — Champion Adrien Broner (22-0-0) vs. Eloy Perez (23-0-2), for WBO junior lightweight title; welterweights, Devon Alexander (22-1-0) vs. Marco Maidana (31-2-0), at St. Louis GOLF Noon TGC — PGA Tour-WGC, Accenture Match Play Championship, quarterfinal matches, at Marana, Ariz. 2 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour-WGC, Accenture Match Play Championship, quarterfinal matches, at Marana, Ariz. TGC — LPGA, Women's Champions, third round, at Singapore (same-day tape) 6:30 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Mayakoba Classic, third round, at Playa del Carmen, Mexico (same-day tape) MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon CBS — National coverage, Vanderbilt at Kentucky ESPN2 — Notre Dame at St. John's 2 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage, UCLA at Arizona or Villanova at Georgetown ESPN2 — Texas A&M at Oklahoma St. 4 p.m. CBS — National coverage, Missouri at Kansas ESPN — North Carolina at Virginia ESPN2 — Creighton at Indiana St. FSN — Memphis at Marshall NBCSN — Air Force at UNLV 6 p.m. ESPN — Mississippi St. at Alabama ESPN2 — George Mason at VCU 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Richmond at Xavier 9 p.m. ESPN — Syracuse at UConn MOTORSPORTS 7:30 p.m. SPEED — Supercross, at Atlanta NBA BASKETBALL 8:30 p.m. TNT — Exhibition, Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, Three-point Contest, and Slam Dunk, at Orlando, Fla. RODEO 9 p.m. NBCSN — PBR, WinStar World Casino Invitational, at Houston (same-day tape) WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. FSN — Oklahoma at Texas 8 p.m. FSN — Texas Tech at Texas A&M 46 Division II Carrollton 64, Richmond Edison 47 Cols. Centennial 52, Cols. East 40 Cols. DeSales 52, Caledonia River Valley 43 Dover 41, Zanesville Maysville 38 Dresden Tri-Valley 56, Steubenville 35 Plain City Jonathan Alder 71, Cols. Linden McKinley 9 Division III Beverly Ft. Frye 36, Belmont Union Local 30 Centerburg 66, Milford Center Fairbanks 19 Cols. Africentric 81, Heath 34 Johnstown Northridge 34, Marion Elgin 31 Mt. Gilead 78, Cols. Horizon Science 25 Division IV Fairfield Christian 46, Cols. Wellington 28 Morral Ridgedale 54, Granville Christian 24

Billy Mayfair ........................70-68—138 Matt Every ..........................67-71—138 John Merrick.......................71-67—138 Charles Howell III...............67-71—138 Seung-Yul Noh...................68-70—138 Marc Turnesa......................67-72—139 Michael Allen......................68-71—139 Alejandro Canizares ..........67-72—139 Mark D. Anderson ..............67-72—139 Stephen Ames ...................69-70—139 Craig Barlow.......................71-68—139 Brian Gay............................72-68—140 Vaughn Taylor.....................71-69—140 Briny Baird..........................71-69—140 Dicky Pride .........................68-72—140 Erik Compton .....................71-69—140 Colt Knost...........................69-71—140 Charlie Beljan.....................73-67—140 David Hearn .......................68-73—141 Matt Bettencourt ................69-72—141 Russell Knox ......................74-67—141 Esteban Toledo...................72-69—141 Rich Beem..........................70-71—141 J.J. Henry............................72-69—141 Chad Campbell..................70-71—141 William McGirt....................69-72—141



WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Results Friday At Dove Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Marana, Ariz. Yardage: 7,791; Par: 72 Third Round Seeds in parentheses Matt Kuchar (13), United States, def. Martin Kaymer (4), Germany, 4 and 3. Hunter Mahan (21), United States, def. Steve Stricker (5), United States, 4 and 3. Lee Westwood (3), England, def. Nick Watney (14), United States, 3 and 2. Martin Laird (38), Scotland, def. Paul Lawrie (43), Scotland, 3 and 1. Peter Hanson (33), Sweden, def. Brandt Snedeker (17), United States, 5 and 3. Mark Wilson (40), United States, def. Dustin Johnson (9), United States, 4 and 3. Rory McIlroy (2), Northern Ireland, def. Miguel Angel Jimenez (50), Spain, 3 and 1. Bae Sang-moon (42), South Korea, def. John Senden (39), Australia, 1 up.

Daytona 500 Lineup After Thursday qualifying; race Sunday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 194.738. 2. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 194.087. 3. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 193.607. 4. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 193.245. 5. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 194.028. 6. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 191.063. 7. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 193.999. 8. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 193.449. 9. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 192.777. 10. (33) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 191.27. 11. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 190.99. 12. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 192.868. 13. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 192.914. 14. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 191.873. 15. (22) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 193.121. 16. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 193.803. 17. (7) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 188.229. 18. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 193.224. 19. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 191.84. 20. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 192.583. 21. (6) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 193.665. 22. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 193.503. 23. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 192.992. 24. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 191.506. 25. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 193.249. 26. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 193.665. 27. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 193.382. 28. (51) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 191.363. 29. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 191.738. 30. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota. 31. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 191.127. 32. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 190.022. 33. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 190.046. 34. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 191.16. 35. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya,

WGC-Accenture Match Play Saturday Schedule All Times EST At Dove Mountain, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Marana, Ariz. Yardage: 7,791; Par: 72 Quarterfinals Seeds in parentheses 12:05 p.m. — Peter Hanson (33), Sweden, vs. Mark Wilson (40), United States. 12:20 p.m. — Matt Kuchar (13), United States, vs. Hunter Mahan (21), United States. 2:05 p.m. — Rory McIlroy (2), Northern Ireland, vs. Bae Sang-moon (42), South Korea. 2:20 p.m. — Lee Westwood (3), England, vs. Martin Laird (38), Scotland. Mayakoba Golf Classic Scores Friday At Mayakoba Resort, El Camaleon Golf Club Playa Del Carmen, Mexico Purse: $3.7 million Yardage: 6,987; Par 71 Second Round Greg Owen.........................67-67—134 Will Claxton ........................66-68—134 Daniel Summerhays ..........69-65—134 Chris Stroud .......................69-66—135 Richard S. Johnson............70-66—136 Kevin Stadler ......................68-68—136 Robert Allenby ...................69-67—136 John Huh............................67-70—137

TROY DAILY NEWS • WWW.TROYDAILYNEWS.COM Chevrolet, 192.6. 36. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 193.844. 37. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 193.374. 38. (93) David Reutimann, Toyota, 189.235. 39. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 190.605. 40. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 193.615. 41. (26) Tony Raines, Ford, 192.534. 42. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 191.963. 43. (32) Terry Labonte, Ford, Past Champion. Failed to Qualify 44. (40) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 191.18. 45. (23) Robert Richardson Jr., Toyota, 188.438. 46. (97) Bill Elliott, Toyota, 189.95. 47. (37) Mike Wallace, Ford, 189.853. 48. (09) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 191.567. 49. (49) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 187.954. NASCAR-Nationwide-DRIVE4COPD 300 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race today At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (7) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 182.741. 2. (60) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 182.715. 3. (2) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 182.671. 4. (5) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 182.593. 5. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 182.411. 6. (12) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 182.308. 7. (33) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 182.249. 8. (88) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 182.109. 9. (22) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 182.094. 10. (6) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 181.829. 11. (38) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 181.635. 12. (31) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 181.496. 13. (44) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 181.43. 14. (1) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 181.327. 15. (30) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 181.2. 16. (43) Michael Annett, Ford, 181.057. 17. (18) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 180.966. 18. (36) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, 180.93. 19. (11) Brian Scott, Toyota, 180.886. 20. (14) Eric McClure, Toyota, 180.737. 21. (70) Johanna Long, Chevrolet, 180.61. 22. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 180.578. 23. (27) David Ragan, Ford, 180.332. 24. (54) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 179.917. 25. (19) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 179.655. 26. (09) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 179.594. 27. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 179.251. 28. (01) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 179.072. 29. (15) Timmy Hill, Ford, 178.816. 30. (97) Johnny Sauter, Toyota, 178.664. 31. (41) Blake Koch, Ford, 178.501. 32. (08) Casey Roderick, Ford, 178.105. 33. (24) Benny Gordon, Toyota, 178.08. 34. (23) Robert Richardson Jr., Chevrolet, 178.01. 35. (39) Joey Gase, Ford, 177.641. 36. (51) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 177.235. 37. (40) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 177.19. 38. (28) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 177.099. 39. (50) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 40. (81) Jason Bowles, Dodge, Owner Points. 41. (4) Danny Efland, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 42. (52) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 43. (10) Jeff Green, Toyota, Past Champion. Failed to Qualify 44. (89) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, 177.809. 45. (73) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, 177.103. 46. (42) Erik Darnell, Chevrolet, 176.967. 47. (47) Scott Speed, Chevrolet, 176.208. 48. (74) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, 175.898. 49. (76) Donnie Neuenberger, Ford, 173.742. 50. (46) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, 175.002.

HOCKEY National Hockey League All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 59 38 15 6 82164122 New Jersey 60 35 21 4 74169164 Philadelphia 60 33 20 7 73198183 Pittsburgh 60 34 21 5 73186160 N.Y. Islanders 61 26 27 8 60144179 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 59 36 20 3 75195136 Ottawa 62 32 22 8 72190185 Toronto 61 29 25 7 65182186 Buffalo 61 27 27 7 61152177 Montreal 62 24 28 10 58161171 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Winnipeg 63 30 26 7 67161178 Florida 59 27 20 12 66146165 Washington 61 30 26 5 65165174 Tampa Bay 60 27 27 6 60169201 Carolina 61 23 26 12 58160184 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 62 41 18 3 85194145 St. Louis 61 37 17 7 81155123 Nashville 61 35 19 7 77170158 Chicago 62 33 22 7 73192182 Columbus 61 18 36 7 43142203 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 62 40 16 6 86201151 Calgary 61 28 23 10 66146165 Colorado 62 31 27 4 66160169 Minnesota 60 27 24 9 63134156 Edmonton 60 24 30 6 54161178 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 59 32 20 7 71172149 Phoenix 61 31 21 9 71161154 Dallas 61 31 26 4 66158168

Los Angeles 61 27 22 12 66129135 61 26 25 10 62157173 Anaheim NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday's Games Anaheim 3, Carolina 2, SO Minnesota 3, Florida 2, SO Vancouver 4, Detroit 3, SO St. Louis 3, Nashville 2, SO Phoenix 4, Calgary 3, SO San Jose 2, Toronto 1 Winnipeg 4, Tampa Bay 3 Dallas 3, Chicago 1 Edmonton 2, Philadelphia 0 Friday's Games N.Y. Islanders 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, SO Buffalo 2, Boston 1, SO Vancouver 2, New Jersey 1 Washington 4, Montreal 1 Colorado 5, Columbus 0 Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Winnipeg, 2 p.m. Phoenix at Edmonton, 4 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Boston at Ottawa, 7 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Florida at Carolina, 7 p.m. Colorado at Detroit, 7 p.m. Chicago at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. San Jose at Nashville, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Calgary, 10 p.m. Sunday's Games Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 1 p.m. Columbus at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Vancouver at Dallas, 3 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Ottawa, 5 p.m. Montreal at Florida, 5 p.m. San Jose at Minnesota, 6 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS Friday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS_Agreed to terms with INF Alcides Escobar and INF Johnny Giavotella on one-year contracts. National League HOUSTON ASTROS_Agreed to terms with OF Fernando Martinez, LHP Sergio Escalona and RHP Wilton Lopez on one-year contracts. American Association LAREDO LEMURS_Signed RHP Chad Nading. LINCOLN SALTDOGS_Signed RHP David Slovak and RHP Jeremy Brewer. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES_Released RHP Jamie Vermilyea. Frontier League GATEWAY GRIZZLIES_Released OF Kevin Deese. NORMAL CORNBELTERS_Signed RHP Daniel Britt. RIVER CITY RASCALS_Sold the contract of RHP Alex Smith to New York (AL). North Atlantic League SAN ANGELO COLTS_Acquired C Michael Pair from Fort Worth for future considerations. BASKETBALL Women's National Basketball Association NEW YORK LIBERTY_Agreed to terms with G Kelly Miller. FOOTBALL National Football League KANSAS CITY CHIEFS_Signed DB Jacques Reeves. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS_Released OL Aaron Fiacconi. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS_Signed G Carter Hutton to a one-year contract and assigned him to Rockford (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS_Recalled RW Cam Atkinson from Springfield (AHL). DALLAS STARS_Assigned F Matt Fraser to Texas (AHL). EDMONTON OILERS_Signed F Ales Hemsky to a two-year contract extension. FLORIDA PANTHERS_Reassigned D Tyson Strachan to San Antonio (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS_Agreed to a two-year contract extension with D Willie Mitchell. NASHVILLE PREDATORS_Traded F Jerred Smithson to Florida for a 2012 sixth-round draft pick. Reassigned D Ryan Ellis to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS_Sent LW Stephane Veilleux to Albany (AHL). Acquired D Marek Zidlicky from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for D Kurtis Foster, F Nick Palmieri, F Stephane Veilleux, Washington's second-round draft choice in the 2012 draft and a conditional choice in 2013. OTTAWA SENATORS_Recalled G Robin Lehner from Binghamton (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES_Recalled D Ian Cole from Peoria (AHL). TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS_Placed F Darryl Boyce and F Jay Rosehill on waivers American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS_Traded D Benn Olson to Houston for future considerations. Agreed to terms with F Scott Howes, F Kael Mouillierat and D Jon Landry. GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS_Signed G Dustin Carlson. ECHL ECHL_Fined Colorado's Ben Chiarot an undisclosed amount for a major penalty for elbowing in a Feb. 22 game against Ontario. Fined the Greenville organization an undisclosed amount for failure to record the Feb. 19 game against Toledo in its entirety. ELMIRA JACKALS_Announced G Brian Stewart was recalled by Binghamton (AHL). Re-signed F Corey Bellamy and F Martin Moucha. Signed G Nick Niedert. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League WASHINGTON STEALTH_Signed G Matt King SOCCER Major League Soccer COLORADO RAPIDS_Signed D Luis Eduardo Zapata. PORTLAND TIMBERS_Signed G Joe Bendik. COLLEGE NCAA_Placed Radford on probation for two years for rules violations in men's basketball and tennis and imposed a five-year, show-cause sanction on former basketball coach Brad Greenberg for attempting to conceal violations.Took away two men's basketball scholarships over the next two seasons and forced the school to vacate four victories earned with an ineligible player during the 2010-11 season. ALCORN STATE_Fired football coach Melvin Spears. Named defensive line coach Todd McDaniel interim football coach. Named Patric Simon athletic director.



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■ Swimming

• BASKETBALL: There will be a girls AAU basketball tryout Sunday. Visit for more information. • SOCCER: Registrations are now being accepted for the Youth Indoor Soccer League held at Hobart Arena. The program is for ages 4-8, begins in early April and runs through mid-May. Register online at on the “Registrations” page. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 339-5145. • SOFTBALL: Registrations are now being taken for the Troy Recreation Department Girls Youth Softball program. This program is for girls currently in grades first through eighth.You may register online at: ms.html. Contact the recreation department at 339-5145 for more information. • HOCKEY: Registrations are now being taken for the Troy Recreation Department Introduction to Youth Hockey program. The three-week instructional program for those who have never played in an organized hockey program before is for the beginning hockey player ages 5-10. Dates are March 14, 21 and 28. Rental equipment is available through the Junior Hockey Parents’ Association. Contact the Recreation Department at 339-5145 for more information, or register online at • SUBMIT-A-TIP: To submit an item to the Troy Daily News sports section, please contact Josh Brown at

■ Boys Basketball

Zelnick on the podium Qualifies for finals in two events at state Staff Reports Some freshman may be content with just qualifying for state. But not Troy’s Michelle Zelnick. Zelnick guaranteed herself a spot on the podium in both the 200 freestyle and the 500 free at


SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY Boys Basketball Division I Trotwood Sectional Troy vs. Butler (6:30 p.m.) Division II Springfield Sectional Tippecanoe vs. Ben Logan (3 p.m.) Division IV Troy Sectional Newton vs. Catholic Central (8:30 p.m.) Girls Basketball Division II Xenia Sectional Final Tippecanoe vs. Carroll (12:30 p.m.) Division III Tippecanoe Sectional Final Miami East vs. Brookville (2 p.m.) Division IV Brookville Sectional Tri-Village vs. Bradford (1:30 p.m.) Covington vs. Cedarville (3 p.m.) Bowling Division I District Troy (Girls) (9:30 a.m.) Gymnastics Troy at District (TBA) Swimming Division I State at Branin Natatorium Troy (4 p.m.) Wrestling Division I Fairfield District Troy, Piqua (10 a.m.) Division II Marion Harding District Tippecanoe, Milton-Union (10 a.m.) Division III Kettering District Miami East, Covington, Troy Christian, Lehman (10 a.m.) SUNDAY No events scheduled MONDAY No events scheduled


Troy Christian’s Grant Zawadzki goes after a loose ball Friday.

The son also rises

■ Boys Bowling

Zawadzki leads Eagles to victory

Trojans going back to state


Staff Reports While Troy Christian coach Ray Zawadzki was busy on the sideline, his son was busy being a floor-general on the court. Freshman Grant Zawadzki recorded a new school record with nine assists, to go along

One Pin. One pin was the difference between a return trip to state and going home for the season for the Troy boys bowling team Friday at the Division I district bowling tournament Eastern Lanes in Middletown. Fortunately, that one pin was on the side of the Trojans as the Troy boys bowling team grabbed the last of four available spots and earned the opportunity to defend last season’s state championship. Troy joins Beavercreek, Fairmont, and Kenton Ridge in advancing to next week’s state championship.


TUESDAY Boys Basketball Division II Springfield Sectional Milton-Union/Urbana vs. Greenville (6:30 p.m.) Division IV Troy Sectional Troy Christian/Cedarville vs. Arcanum (6:30 p.m.) Division IV Piqua Sectional Lehman/Ansonia vs. Houston (6:30 p.m.)

WHAT’S INSIDE Scoreboard ............................14 Television Schedule..............14 National Football League .....16 Local Sports ....................16-17 Golf.......................................17

with 12 points as Troy Christian breezed by Cedarville in the Division IV Sectional opener by a score of 64-29 at the Trojans Activities Center on Friday. With a 20-point halftime cushion, some teams may let up, but not the Eagles — a team that’s identity is built on turning defense to offense. Troy Christian challenged the Cedarville offense all night, contesting shots and jumping the passing lanes en route to forcing 25 turnovers in the game.


• See EAGLES on 17 Troy Christian’s Aaron Horn (23) looks for room to work.

■ Wrestling

Wrestlers compete at districts Staff Reports FAIRFIELD — Senior heavyweight Ryne Rich is the lone Troy wrestler still standing after the first day of the Division I dis-

Westwood moves on in Match Play Lee Westwood had every reason to pack light for the Match Play Championship. He never made it out of the second round in his 11 previous trips to this tournament, and he never could understand why. See Page 17.

the Division I state swimming meet in Canton. The freshman had the fifth fastest time in the 200 (1:51.81) and the second best time in ZELNICK her heat in the 500 free, which was the seventh fastest overall (4:59.25). Zelnick was seven seconds back of Mason’s Zoe Thatcher top-qualifying time in the 500 free (4:52.90), while in the gap was very close in the 200 free. Zelnick is a little over a second back of Columbus Bishop Watterson’s Camey Rabold, who posted the fastest qualifying time in the event (1:50.70). “She just had two monster swims,” Troy coach Chris Morgan said. “Both swims were really impressive. There is great competition down here. For a freshman to come here and get on the podium in two events, that’s just remarkable. We’re looking forward to today.”



Troy’s Logan Schlosser competes at districts Friday.

trict wrestling tournament Friday at Fairfield High School. Rich lost his first round match, but rebounded with a 27second pin of Lakota West’s Jake

• See WRESTLING on 16

Troy began baker play in fifth place, 73 pins behind Centerville. The Trojans rolled 205-181-217196 in the first four baker games to creep within 5 pins of the Elks. Then the Trojans put together a 238 game that catapulted Troy into the coveted fourth spot 38 pins ahead of Centerville. Meanwhile, Cincinnati St. Xavier had also passed Centerville for fifth place and moved within 27 pins of the Trojans. Needing to hold off two teams, Troy finished with a 178 to St. Xavier’s 204 and Centerville’s 207 to nip the Bombers by one pin and the Elks by 9 pins. That one pin — the 4,144th of the day — was enough to send the Trojans to Columbus. Troy started the day in third place after posting a 999 in the opening team game. The Trojans sank to eighth place after a subpar 916 game, but rebounded with a 1,014 in the final team game to jump to fifth and put themselves in position to make a run during baker play. Brad Johnson led the Trojans

• See BOWLING on 16

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Saturday, February 25, 2012



■ National Football League

■ Wrestling

Luck-y day in Indy


Top QBs meet with NFL scouts INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A poster hanging outside Lucas Oil Stadium still bears the image of Peyton Manning. the house Inside Manning built, the discussion is all about his successor. On Friday, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III finally got a chance to start making their pitches to be this year’s No. 1 draft pick and supplant Manning as the face of the Colts’ franchise though neither is ready to push him aside yet. “Peyton was my hero growing up, he was my football hero, he’s who I modeled myself after in high school and middle school. You never truly replace a guy like that,” Luck said at the NFL’s scouting combine. “If I had the opportunity to learn from a guy like that, of course you’re going to take advantage of that, absolutely.” One of the top two quarterbacks in this year’s draft may not have a choice about whether he plays or sits in 2012. After going a leagueworst 2-14, the Colts won the lottery ticket for the Andrew Luck sweepstakes, and team owner Jim Irsay has already said he intends to use the No. 1 overall pick on Indy’s next big franchise quarterback. Presumably, that quarterback’s portrait will wind up on the wall of the same venue both are expected to participate in some of Sunday’s workouts. Who will it be? Luck met with Colts quarterback coach Clyde Christensen on Thursday night and will undoubtedly see more of the Colts staff this weekend. Griffin has already met with Philadelphia and has meetings scheduled with Kansas City and Cleveland, a team that may be looking to swap picks with St. Louis to take Griffin. Coaches and general managers believe Luck, like Manning in 1998, is the more polished prospect. “He (Luck) has got a great start,” said Texans coach Gary Kubiak, who was been watching Luck since his high school days. “He’s been coached very well. The system he’s been running is very similar to what most of the people do in pro football. He’s doing a lot of stuff at the line of scrimmage. He has a good chance to be a great, great player in this league.” Griffin, the Heisman Trophy winner, is believed to have more upside, just like Ryan Leaf, who went second in the ‘98 draft. And with scouting reports on Griffin steadily improving, the biggest concern heading into the combine was Griffin’s height.


Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck answers a question during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis Friday. Some worried the quarterback who was listed at 6foot-4 in high school and 62 at Baylor, was actually shorter. Griffin ended any speculation about the incredible shrinking quarterback by measuring in at 6-2 3/8, 223 pounds — a point he made three times during a 15-minute question-andanswer session with reporters. “Cam (Newton) is a bigger guy, 6-5, 240 and I’m 62 3/8 and 223,” Griffin said, drawing laughter. “I’m not going to let that one go.” This year’s crop of quarterbacks is an intriguing mix of talent. There’s quarterbackturned-receiver-turnedquarterback Ryan Tannehill from Texas A&M. There’s Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson and 28year-old Brandon Weeden, who have already been drafted — by Major League Baseball teams. There’s Kirk Cousins from Michigan State, the undersized Kellen Moore from Boise State and little known Patrick Witt from Yale. Then, of course, there’s Luck, considered the most NFL ready quarterback since Manning, and the rapidly-rising Griffin. Most believe that barring any unknown medical issues, Luck will go No. 1 to Indianapolis and Griffin could go No. 2 if the Rams trade the pick. The quarterbacks don’t believe it’s that clear-cut.

“I think that’s a little premature,” Luck said when asked whether he’d started house-hunting on his second trip to Indy in less than a month. He was also here during Super Bowl week. With more than two months to go before the April draft, there’s lots of time for scouts to dissect the flaws and change their rankings. But in a strange twist, it could be the No. 2 pick that ends up with more playing time in the fall. Manning still has not completely recovered from a nerve injury that caused weakness in his throwing arm and forced him to miss the entire 2011 season. The Colts must now decide whether to pay the fourtime league MVP a $28 million bonus by March 8 or risk losing him as a free agent. Complicating matters, Manning has also offered to redo the deal five-year, $90 million deal he signed last July in hopes of finishing his career in Indy. If the two sides can work out a new deal and Manning is healthy, he could be the Colts starter and relegate the No. 1 pick to bench duty. It’s a prospect Griffin and Luck believe can work. “I’d like it to stay Peyton’s picture, but I’m not going to be a politician for that,” said Griffin, who wore Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle socks to the interview session. “I’ve

talked to him (Manning) a couple of times, and I he hope he gets the chance to finish his career here with the Colts.” Luck agrees that his friend should get that opportunity. The two have already built a strong friendship. Luck’s father, Oliver, and Manning’s father, Archie, were teammates for two seasons with the Houston Oilers in the 1980s, and Andrew Luck has attended the Manning Passing Academy as both a pupil and a counselor. After returning he would return to school last year rather than enter the draft, Luck called Peyton Manning for advice about going back. “I think I improved on general knowledge of the game, and I think I sharpened up a lot of my skills,” Luck said of the extra year in college. Sitting behind Manning could help the learning process, too. But at some point, one of these two is likely to have his picture replace that of Manning on the front of the stadium. “I understand the questions have to be asked. It’s part of it. I understand the speculation,” Luck said. “In my mind, nothing has happened yet. I haven’t been drafted any team, and, obviously, the deal with Peyton, that’s still going on with the Colts. But I understand the questions have to be asked.”

■ Auto Racing

Patrick wins pole for Nationwide race DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In about 24 hours, Danica Patrick went from her biggest crash to her biggest moment in a stock car. The former IndyCar star won the pole Friday for the season-opening Nationwide Series race at Daytona, becoming the first woman to secure the top qualifying spot in NASCAR’s second-tier series since Shawna Robinson at Atlanta on March 12, 1994. It came a day after she wrecked on the final lap of a qualifying race for the Daytona 500. “It’s a good turn of events,” she said. It also set off a flurry of

Twitter traffic that included words such as “Dansanity,” ”Danimosity,” ”Danimite,” and “Dantastic.” “I really don’t think about it from a girl perspective,” she said with her proud parents standing a few yards away. “I’ve been taught from a young age to want to be the best driver. … It was about being the best driver and not the best girl.” Patrick won just once in 115 IndyCar starts. She had seven podium finishes, and two of them came when she began dabbling in NASCAR two seasons ago. She moved to NASCAR full time this season, and is scheduled to

drive 10 Sprint Cup races for Stewart-Haas Racing and run every Nationwide race for JR Motorsports. She will make her Sprint Cup debut in the Daytona 500 on Sunday. The Nationwide race is Saturday. She has three top-10 finishes in 25 Nationwide races over two years. She has felt some pressure since leaving open wheel for stock-car racing. And now, after securing the pole, everything has been ratcheted up a notch. “When you sit on the pole, you’re the fastest car, so if you don’t win the race, then I just wasted the fastest car,” she said. “So, yes, it adds a lot of pressure

and I now feel nervous. Thanks a lot, pole position. You’ve made me nervous already, but it’s a good problem to have and I don’t mind being nervous. “It tends to bring out some good things in me, so I’m not bothered by that. But expectations, sure, yeah, anybody who sits on the pole is going to expected to do well because they obviously have a good car.” Patrick turned a fast lap of 49.250 seconds around the high-banked speedway, averaging 182.741 mph. Defending Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne qualified second, followed by Elliott Sadler, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Austin Dillon.

■ CONTINUED FROM 15 Glock in the consolation round to remain alive for a potential state berth heading into today’s consolation rounds. Three other Trojans, meanwhile, saw their seasons come to an end Friday. At 145-pounds, Logan Schlosser was pinned in his first match of the day, then fell 14-5 to Elder’s Jake Conners in the consolation round. At 182, Kevin McGraw lost 8-4 in the first round, then was pinned in his consolation match. At 220, Andrew Kostecka was pinned in his first round match, then fell 11-2 to Sycamore’s Tinashe Bere in the consolation round. Rich will compete in the second round of consolations today. Division II Division II district wrestling results for Tippecanoe and MiltonUnion were not available at press time. Division III KETTERING — Troy Christian had four wrestlers qualify for the semifinals and found itself in third place in the team standings after the first day of the Division III district wrestling tournament at Fairmont High School. Versailles sits atop the team standings with 45.5 points, Brookville is second with 43.5 and Troy Christian is third with 42. Covington is in seventh with 30.5 points, Miami

East has 10 team points and Lehman scored one team point. Four Troy Christian wrestlers won both first round and quarterfinal matches. At 106 pounds, Jarred Ganger recorded a pair of pins on his way to the semifinals. At 113 pounds, Garret Hancock won by pin and major decision. At 145 pounds, Jordan Marshall pinned both his opponents. At 182 pounds, B.J. Toal won by pin and major decision. For Covington, Kyle Deeter (138) and Brian Olson (182) both won their quarterfinal matches to advance to today’s semifinals. Jake Sowers (145) and Ben Miller (160) both won their first round matches, then lost in the quarterfinals. Both will compete in consolation matches today. Also for the Buccaneers, Brock Smith (132) and Cole Smith (152) both won their first-round consolation matches to remain alive heading into today. For Miami East, Allen Seagraves (113) and Austin Rush (126) both won their first round matches before falling in the quarterfinals. Both will compete in consolation matches today, as will teammates Josh Morrow (106) and Aaron Hubbard (170), who both won first round consolation matches. Lehman’s Skylar Brown (160) won his first consolation match.

■ Bowling

Bowling ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 with a 636 series with games of 209-170-257. Jared Sierra was right behind at 632 with games of 216-182-234. A.J. Bigelow shot 215-208-202 for a 625 series.

The Trojans take aim at the state title on Friday at Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl. The Troy girls bowling team makes its bid to advance to state today at Eastern Lanes in the Division I girl’s district tournament.

■ Major League Baseball

Reds hoping for a healthy Rolen GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Third baseman Scott Rolen won’t make a guess about how many games his surgically repaired shoulder will allow him to play this season. The Cincinnati Reds hope it’s a lot more than last year. Rolen reported with the rest of the Reds position players for their first workout on Friday. He said his left shoulder feels good, six months after surgery to clean it out. Still, he’s not sure what to expect. Rolen turns 37 on April 4 and has been bothered by back and shoulder problems the last two years. He’s entering the final year on his contract. Rolen played in so few games last season 65 that he felt fresh at the end of the year, something he’d like to avoid. “I’m looking at the present,” Rolen said. “I just want to go out and play and be tired at the end of the year, if it is my last year. I want to make sure that I can play and be responsible.” Rolen was instrumental in the Reds winning the NL Central title in 2010, having an All-Star caliber first half of the season .290 with 17 homers and 57 RBIs. Nagging injuries to his back and shoulder caused a significant drop in his power in the second half, when he hit only three homers and drove in 26 runs. The shoulder sent pain into his neck and prevented him from raising his arm above shoulder level last season, forcing him to have surgery on Aug. 3. He wanted to play

again before the end of the season, but the shoulder didn’t recover as quickly as hoped. It’s been a problem for years. Rolen hurt it in a collision with the Dodgers’ Hee Seop Choi in 2005, requiring two operations. He missed the final month of the 2007 season and had the shoulder cleaned out. He sprained it in 2008. Rolen set a goal of playing in 120 games last season, but the shoulder hurt enough that he went on the disabled list. Rolen batted .242 with five homers and 36 RBIs, which weren’t his most disappointing statistics. “I’m not a big numbers guy,” he said. “I do like to look at games played. I was disappointed last year. I felt I wasn’t accountable last year. I have a responsibility to my team.” Rolen is in the final year of a contract he renegotiated with the Reds to give them more payroll flexibility in the short-term. He’ll make a base salary of $6.5 million this season. Rolen said he’s been taking batting practice though not every day since January. Manager Dusty Baker will go easy with him during spring training and make sure to get him adequate rest during the season. “The number of games he plays will be based on how he feels,” Baker said. “I don’t want to put a number on it. Some of the other guys will have to fill in some. This spring will determine who. A lot will depend on how the other guys play and what we need power, speed, defense.”



Saturday, February 25, 2012


■ Boys Basketball

■ Boys Basketball


East wins big over Brookville Bees edge Buccs; M-U falls to Urbana

Troy Christian’s Spencer Thomas (left) makes a move against a Cedarville defender. ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 “Everytime we come out, we want to apply defensive pressure to the other team,” Ray Zawadzki said. “We want to force them to do things they aren’t comfortable with. We took advantage of that on the offensive end. Right now our defense trusts each other and they understand what we are trying to do offensively. I think we’re in the right spot at the right time.” Troy Christian led from wire-to-wire in this one, jumping out to a 17-4 lead by the end of one quarter as Zawadzki dished out four assists during that span. The Eagles had five assists on seven field goals as a team in the quarter. Six different Troy Christian players scored in the first. In the second, Cedarville finally reached double figures with 2:20 remaining, but the damage had already been done. Nathan Kirkpatrick lit it up, scoring seven of his 11 points in the quarter, helping the Eagles push the advantage to 3313 by half. Kyle Oldiges scored Cedarville’s first bucket with 3:10 left in the third quarter, but by that point Troy Christian had already went up 44-15, putting the game out of reach. The Eagles had a 16 assist to 12 turnover ratio for the game, while everybody in the team got in the scoring column. “We had very good team work with the pass,” Ray Zawadzki said. “We scored a lot of our buckets off of the pass. When we get into that open court, good things usually hap-


Troy Christian’s Christian Salazar goes up for a rebound against Cedarville on Friday. pen. “We had 16 assists as a team. The key is we only had 12 turnovers. Anytime we have that positive assist-turnover ratio, we are usually sitting pretty good.” The win sends the Eagles to a place that has eluded them in the past, the second round of the sectional tournament. Troy Christian has only posted three wins in its tournament history, so advancing is a big deal. “Going to a second round game is nice. If we can win, it will be the first time in school histo-

ry that any team has ever won a second round game,” Ray Zawadzki said. “We are trying to take it one game at a time. When we came here three years ago, we wrote down our goals. Our goal was to win league titles and to win a sectional title. We’re very driven and focused on what we’re trying to accomplish.” The Eagles play against Arcanum on Tuesday at 6:30 at the Trojans Activities Center. Cedarville — 29 Hudson Grant 3-1-8, Kyle Oldiges 2-0-5, Jordan Reese 1-0-

3, Josiah Vine 1-1-3, Tim Waymire 1-0-3, Luke Swaim 10-2, Tyler Everidge 1-0-3, Thomas Sizer 1-0-2. Totals: 112-29. Troy Christian — 64 Grant Zawadzki 5-1-12, Spencer Thomas 4-2-10, Jacob Grant 4-0-8, Nathan Kirkpatrick 5-0-11, Christian Salazar 2-1-5, Nathanael Boone 1-0-2, Aaron Horn 1-1-3, Logan George 1-4-6, Alex Moritz 1-0-2, Scotty Scott 2-0-5. Totals: 26-964. Score By Quarters Cedarville.............4 13 21 29 Troy Christian....17 33 48 64 3-point goals: Cedarville — Grant, Oldiges, Reese, Waymire. Troy Christian — Zawadzki, Kirkpatrick. Records: Cedarvile Cedarville 3-18. Troy Christian 16-5.

TIPP CITY — Gunner Shirk scored 15 points, had six steals, dropped five assists and added four rebounds as Miami East — winners of its last 12 games — continued its dominance, topping Brookville in the first round of the Division III Sectional tournament 59-35. “It was a very good game all around for our leading scorer (Shirk),” Miami East coach Allen Mack said. “It was a great way for him to start the tournament.” Garrett Mitchell netted two 3-pointers on his way to 11 points. He also added five rebounds, four steals and three assists, while Josh Snyder scored 10 points and had five assists as well. The Vikings forced 25 Brookville turnovers and had 16 steals, to go along with 16 offensive rebounds for the game. “It was a good game to get everybody involved. Several guys scored their first tournament baskets. We had nine guys in the scoring column.” East (19-2) plays Stivers on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Tipp City. Urbana 55, Milton-Union 46 SPRINGFIELD — Milton-Union gave topseeded Urbana a fight for its life on Friday, but the Bulldogs fell short of an upset bid, losing 55-46 in Springfield. With the game tied midway through the third period, Urbana went an 8-0 run to seize control of the game heading into the fourth. From there, the two teams played evenly, but Urbana

MIAMI COUNTY was able to hit its shots at the foul line in the end to seal the game. Caleb Poland and Josh Wheeler scored 18 apiece to lead the Bulldogs. Lehman 70, Ansonia 27 PIQUA — Solomon King-White had 15 points, Alex Baker added 11 and Tharon Goins chipped in with 10 as the Lehman Cavaliers scorched Ansonia 70-27 in the first round of Division IV Sectional play Friday at Garby Gymnasium in Piqua. The first was relatively close with the Cavaliers taking a 13-7 by the end. Lehman, though, outscored the Tigers 57-20 over the next three to put the game out of reach. The win pins No. 3 Lehman against No. 4 seed Houston, which will take place Tuesday at 6:30 in Piqua. Bethel 50, Covington 36 TIPP CITY — In their second showdown of the season, Bethel once again got the better of Covington, topping the Buccs 50-36 in Tipp City Friday night. The Bees advance to the second round of the Division III Sectional. Springboro 69, Piqua 45 CENTERVILLE — Piqua was tied with Springboro at half on Friday in Centerville, but the Panthers took control in the second half to emerge with a 69-45 victory. Taylor Wellbaum led the Indians with 14, Kindric Link added 13 in the loss.

■ National Hockey League

Columbus falls COLUMBUS (AP) — David Jones scored twice and had an assist and Semyon Valamov turned away 28 shots Friday night to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 5-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Gabriel Landeskog and Steve Downie each had a goal and an assist and Matt Hunwick also scored

for the Avalanche, who were up to their usual tricks against the Blue Jackets. They are 32-8-1-1 against Columbus, including 15-5-1-1 on the Blue Jackets’ home ice. The Avalanche won a second game in a row for the first time since Dec. 31. They started the night two points out of the eighth playoff spot in the West.

■ Golf

Westwood moves into quarterfinals at Match Play MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Lee Westwood had every reason to pack light for the Match Play Championship. He never made it out of the second round in his 11 previous trips to this tournament, and he never could understand why. Now it seems as if Westwood can do no wrong. He has led after 48 of the 49 holes he has played through three rounds at Dove Mountain, barely breaking a sweat under the blazing sun in the high desert. And he erased more bad memories Friday with a 3-and-2 victory over Nick Watney, who had eliminated Westwood each of the last two years. “You want to come out and get momentum as quickly as possible,” said Westwood, who birdied the opening two holes for the second straight match. “And the only way to do that is by winning holes.” Now, Westwood is two matches away from a shot at his first World Golf Championship, and a return to No. 1 in the world. But he’s not alone. Rory McIlroy also can go to No. 1 in the world for the first time in his young career by winning the Match Play Championship.

He also had an easy time, winning on the 17th hole over Miguel Angel Jimenez. Westwood and McIlroy are on track to face each other Sunday morning in the semifinals. The battle for No. 1 made possible by Luke Donald losing in the opening round put some interest into an otherwise dull afternoon at Dove Mountain. None of the matches went the distance until the final last one, when Bae Sang-moon missed a 6-foot putt on the 17th hole, only to finish off John Senden with a par putt from about the same distance on the 18th hole. Two of the matches only made it to the 17th, and four of the third-round matches ended on the 15th hole. McIlroy has struggled to block out the idea that he could go to No. 1. Instead, he’s trying to use it as an advantage. “It’s a nice incentive,” McIlroy said. “It’s nice to have in the back of your mind. And if you’re struggling in a match and find it hard to get yourself up, or get any sort of momentum, if you think about that and you think if you can really dig deep, you still have a chance to become No. 1.”


Lee Westwood hits on the seventh fairway while playing Nick Watney during the Match Play Championship golf tournament Friday in Marana, Ariz. Westwood was No. 1 a year ago, and it’s a less of a priority than to capture his first World Golf Championship. Just getting to the quarterfinals is

a small achievement. “I’m just happy to be looking for a different restaurant for Friday night,” Westwood said. “I had a little chuckle watch-

ing The Golf Channel on Wednesday morning and listening to them make all their predictions and things like that. I don’t think they got many right.” And where did the prognosticators have Westwood? “On the BA 289 on Thursday night,” he said, referring to his usual British Airways flight. Westwood next plays Martin Laird, who won the battle of Scotland by taking down former British Open champion Paul Lawrie, 3 and 1. Next up for McIlroy is Bae, the South Korean surprise in his first Match Play Championship. Bae won three times last year on the Japan Golf Tour. And while he made it through Q-school to earn a PGA Tour card, he ended last year at No. 30 in the world. He is no stranger in global golf, as McIlroy knows all too well. They played in the final group of the Korea Open in 2009, where McIlroy and Kim Dae-sub were tied for the 54-hole lead. Bae closed with a 67 and beat them both. Bae had the only match that went 18 holes in one of the dullest third rounds ever at the Match Play

Championship. He took a 1-up lead on the 16th hole against Senden when the Australian played a poor chip. Senden missed a 20foot birdie putt to square the match on the 18th, and Bae completed a long twoputt par with a 5-footer. “He’s been very impressive this week,” McIlroy said. In other matches: Hunter Mahan took advantage of some mental lapses by Steve Stricker to build a big lead and held on for a 4-and-3 win. Mahan will play Matt Kuchar, a 4-and-3 winner against Martin Kaymer, a finalist last year at Dove Mountain. That assures there will be an American in the semifinals at the Match Play for the first time since 2009. One year after Mark Wilson was drubbed in the second round by big-hitting Bubba Watson, he overwhelmed another power player by beating Dustin Johnson for the second straight year. Johnson was too wild too often and couldn’t make putts, a bad combination in match play. Wilson will play Peter Hanson of Sweden, who dismantled Brandt Snedeker during a quiet, effective march to the quarterfinals.



Saturday, February 25, 2012



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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Saturday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2012. There are 310 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On Feb. 25, 1862, Nashville, Tennessee was occupied by federal forces during the Civil War; it was the first Confederate capital to fall to the Union. On this date: In 1779, a militia led by George Rogers Clark routed the British from Fort Sackville in the Revolutionary War Battle of

Vincennes in present-day Indiana. In 1836, inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver. In 1901, United States Steel Corp. was incorporated by J.P. Morgan. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes, was declared in effect by Secretary of State Philander Chase Knox. In 1919, Oregon became the

first state to tax gasoline, at one cent per gallon. In 1948, Communists seized power in Czechoslovakia. In 1964, Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) became world heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Sonny Liston in Miami Beach. In 1986, President Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years of rule in the wake of a tainted election; Corazon Aquino assumed the presidency.

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the violence and human rights abuses, and promote a peaceful solution� in Syria. He expressed hope that the Syrian government and opposition groups will cooperate with him in his efforts. The Tunisia meeting is the latest international effort to end the crisis, which began when protesters inspired by uprisings sweeping across the Arab world took the streets in some of Syria’s impoverished provinces nearly a year ago to call for political change. Assad’s security forces have responded with a fierce crackdown, and blame the violence on Islamic extremists and armed gangs. In recent months, the situation has grown increasingly militarized as opposition forces, boosted by army defectors, have increasingly taken up arms against the regime. The U.N. estimated in January that 5,400 people were killed in the conflict in 2011. Hundreds more have died since. Syrian activists say the death toll is more than 7,300. Overall figures cannot be independently confirmed because Syria has prevented most media from operating inside the country. On Thursday, U.N.appointed investigators in Geneva said they had compiled a list of Syrian officials accused of crimes against humanity in the crackdown. The list reaches as high as Assad.


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