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Prosecutor: Shooting suspect is ‘not well’ said Lane didn’t know the victims. Lane will probably be charged with three counts of aggravated murder and other offenses, the • Local school officials prosecutor said. figure with short dark react to tragedy — See hair,A thin Lane seemed small next to the sheriff’s deputies who led him page 2. into court, and said little more than “Yes, sir” in response to quesChardon High and firing 10 shots tions from the judge. His face twitched lightly while at a group of students sitting at a cafeteria table Monday morning, Prosecutor David Joyce said. He • See SHOOTING on Page 2

Third victim dies from wounds CHARDON, Ohio (AP) The Ohio teenager accused of killing three students in a shooting rampage in a high school cafeteria chose his victims at random and is “someone who’s not well,” a prosecutor said Tuesday as the slightly built AP young man appeared in juvenile T.J. Lane, a suspect in Monday’s shooting of five students at court. Chardon High School is taken into juvenile court by Geauga T.J. Lane, 17, admitted taking a County deputies in Chardon, Ohio Tuesday. .22-caliber pistol and a knife to



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WWII hero Buck Compton dies at age 90 Lynn D. “Buck” Compton, a veteran whose World War II exploits were depicted in the HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers,” has died, his family said. Compton died Saturday in Burlington, Wash., after having a heart attack last month, the family told the Los Angeles Times in a story Tuesday. See Page 6.


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Cookson Elementary School Principal Brian Stephey greets students Tuesday during lunch. Students and staff wore a new T-shirt which displays the school mascot. With help from CoriGraphics, the school’s PTO and student council, the school has a new logo. “I just thought we needed an identity,” Stephey said. At least 400 participated in wearing the shirt. “It’s kind of a school spirit thing,” he said.

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Clayton man admits to thefts in Miami County For the Troy Daily News MIAMI VALLEY — The Miami County Sheriff’s Office has charged Douglas Vincent Keechle, 32, of Clayton, with receiving stolen property for his involvement in 19 separate thefts from automobiles in Bethel, Elizabeth and Staunton townships during

November and December of 2011. Keechle and his attorney reached an agreement in which he cooperated with deputies in identifying the thefts he committed in Miami County. Keechle also was involved in thefts in Clark, Greene and Montgomery counties. Keechle admitted to having

Nevin Coppock, Broadway buildings set to see changes

BY CHRISTINE HOBBS grade. Currently, the For the Troy Daily News schools are both garten through third grade. Even though the resolution Several Broadway passed five to zero, several Complete weather Elementary and Nevin board members questioned information on Page 11. Coppock Elementary stu- the decision. dents will be in for a Board member Kate Home Delivery: change next year. Johnsen wondered if sib335-5634 On Tuesday night, the lings would be able to stay Classified Advertising: board of education together on the bus. She (877) 844-8385 approved the redistricting also expressed concern plan to make Nevin about the effect the transiCoppock kindergarten tion would have on stuthrough first grade and dents. Superintendent Dr. 6 74825 22406 6 Broadway second to third John Kronour assured her Thursday Partly sunny High: 49° Low: 38°

a cocaine problem that fueled his stealing. He is in the Montgomery County Jail awaiting sentencing on several theft related crimes and is expected to be sentenced to prison. The sheriff’s office continues to urge residents to report any suspicious behavior or vehicles by calling 9-1-1. KEECHLE

TIPP CITY that every resource would be used to make sure it is a smooth transition. “There will be growing pains, absolutely, but also opportunity,” Kronour said. Board member Carla Frame brought up the issue about pick-up times for parents who have students at both schools. Board president Tom Merritt said if need be, times could be adjusted. “Timing is an issue that can be massaged,” Merritt said.

At the community meeting earlier this month, Kronour said that redistricting will free up $150,000-$200,000 by relieving at least three teacher positions and one kitchen position. Only one teaching position will be terminated; the other two are retirees whose positions will not be refilled. This will bring the class size average up by two or three students. Third grade currently has 10 classes and redistricting will bring this number down to eight.

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A former board member of the Troy Junior Basketball Association who has b e e n accused of raping three boys in his care w a s arraigned in Miami County BRANDT Municipal Court on Monday. Kenneth Brandt, 39, of Troy, was arraigned on three counts of rape and one count of compelling prostitution. He remains incarcerated in the Miami County Jail on $800,000 bond. According Troy Police Department Capt. Chris Anderson, Brandt was arrested and served a search warrant to remove all computers, cell phones and other media devices from his home in Troy. The three children, ages 9, 10 and 12, currently are with relatives and are being supervised by Miami County Children Services, Anderson said. Anderson said the police investigation is led to believe that no other children, other than those in Brandt’s immediate care, were involved in the crimes. “We’ve received no other indication that any other children were involved outside the home,” Anderson said. Anderson said officials from the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force alerted the department of the alleged activities that ties Brandt to several Internet sites, including Craigslist. “With the amount of information gathered on Brandt from the task force, we were able to immediately arrest him and serve a search warrant of his home,” Anderson said. The investigation led detectives to at least two men who allegedly

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School officials react to shooting

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The school bell rang for class to begin Monday morning as usual throughout Miami County’s high schools. That’s how a school day is supposed to begin. Yet, a third teenage victim was pronounced dead from Monday morning’s shooting at Chardon High School in Cuyahoga County. Miami East Local Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Todd Rappold said the district has several safety and security precautions in place if an incident such as Chardon High School should occur within the district.

“We have a crisis plan in place with a variety of scenarios,� Rappold said. Rappold said the district participates in “Code Red� drills which locks down the building should a threat be detected inside, outside or near the school buildings. The first victim, student Daniel Parmertor died on Monday. Both Demetrius Hewlin and Russell King Jr., 17, died Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Three other students were wounded in the shooting. “We do two ‘Code Red’ drills a year,� Rappold said Tuesday. “We

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answered an online advertisement and engaged in sex acts with the 10year-old boy in Brandt’s care. Beavercreek police arrested 29-yearold Jason Zwick, on Tuesday and charged him with one count of felony rape.

Dayton police arrested another man, 31-year-old Patrick Rieder, on Monday. He is in the Montgomery County Jail on one count of felony rape. Brandt also is the owner of Brandt Insurance Services LLC, operated out of his home in Troy. His preliminary hearing hearing is scheduled for next week.

Tipp • CONTINUED FROM A1 That brings the class size average from 21.2 to 23.3. At the board meeting, the number of teachers to be released moved up to four, plus the cafeteria worker. Kronour said that it would be “last in, first outâ€? when it came to cutting teachers. Johnsen suggested the choice of who to eliminate should be based on merit, not just senority. Kronour said moving will happen right at the end of this school year and over the course of the summer. The new grading system will start this August. HB 264 Another hot topic at the meeting was the House Bill 264 project proposed by Energy Optimizers, USA, a Tipp City-based business. The project is a series of renovations to

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make the schools more energy efficient. Right now the district’s Energy Star rating is four out of a possible 100. The high school and L.T. Ball Intermediate make up approximately 71.2 percent of total school utility cost, mainly due to air conditioning and longer hours. To help reduce energy costs, T12 light bulbs are being fazed out and and replaced with T8, because the T8’s are more energy efficient. “They produce better light,� said Energy Optimizers, USA President Greg Smith. Some rooms will have light occupancy sensors, so if no one is in the room the lights go out. There also will be more control over what lights are on in a particular room. In the gym, lights will be able to be on on the gym floor and not the bleachers. There also



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• CONTINUED FROM A1 the prosecutor recounted the attack, and he sniffled and half-closed his eyes as he left the courtroom under guard. The hearing came hours after the death toll rose to three, and as schoolmates and townspeople grappled with the tragedy and wondered what could have set off Lane, a young man described by other students as extremely quiet, with few if any friends. The court appearance did little to solve the mystery. Afterward, though, the prosecutor appeared to rule out rumors and speculation that the gunman lashed out after being bullied or that the shooting had something to do with drug-dealing. “He chose his victims at random. This is not about bullying. This is not about drugs,â€? Joyce said. “This is someone who’s not well, and I’m sure in our court case we’ll prove that to all of your desires and we’ll make sure justice is done here in this county.â€? Joyce would not elaborate. Both sides in the case are under a gag order imposed by the judge at the prosecutor’s request. Lane’s grandfather, who has custody of the teenager, and two aunts joined him in court; the women reached over and lightly embraced the grandfather as the hearing began. Judge Timothy Grendell ordered the boy held for at least 15 days. Prosecutors have until Thursday to bring charges against him and are expected to ask that he be tried as an adult. In addition to imposing the gag order, the judge barred media outlets from taking photos of the faces of the suspect and some of his relatives.

The Associated Press transmitted photos and video of Lane that were shot before the hearing. The AP and at least one other media outlet, The Plain Dealer of Cleveland, plans to challenge the judge’s order on Wednesday. Meanwhile, one of two injured students was released from the hospital and shaken residents extended condolences to the families of those killed and wounded at the 1,100student high school. Grief counseling was offered to students, staff and others at area schools. “We’re not just any old place, Chardon,� Chardon School Superintendent Joseph Bergant II said. “This is every place. As you’ve seen in the past, this can happen anywhere, proof of what we had yesterday.� All three of the dead were students, as are the two wounded victims. The Chardon police chief said authorities learned Tuesday that the wounded female Chardon High student had been released and the 18-year-old was home with her family. He said it is good news amid tragic circumstances. Authorities said that Demetrius Hewlin, 16, and Russell King Jr., 17, had died. Daniel Parmertor, 16, died shortly after the shooting. Hewlin attended Chardon High. King and Parmertor were students at the Auburn Career Center, a vocational school, and were waiting in the Chardon High cafeteria for their daily bus when they were shot. Lane’s family is mourning “this terrible loss for their community,� Robert Farinacci, an attorney for Lane, said in a statement.


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Rappold said the points of entry are limited at both schools. All visitors must be signed in, wear a visitors badge and be “buzzed� inside the offices before allowed to go through the buildings. “The days of parents or grandparents just walking straight to their child or grandchild’s classroom are gone,� Rappold said. “And from our community’s standpoint, they understand and realized times have changed and are OK with the process.� Two students were being treated at Hillcrest Hospital. Police said Monday that one was in serious condition and the other in stable condition. Their names have not been released.




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The newly formed Upper Miami Valley Local Government Management Internship Program is currently accepting applications from local students. Organized by the Shelby County Educational Service Center, Logan County Educational Service Center, Miami County Educational Service Center, and Wittenberg University, the program is designed to introduce the region’s best and brightest high school students to potential careers in local government administration. The internship is open to students currently enrolled as a junior or senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Individuals successfully completing their internship will receive a $500 to $1,000 college scholarship. The final amount of each scholarship will depend on the availability of funds from participating local government agencies. It is expected that between 1 and 3 students from each county will be selected to participate in the program. During the internship students will be responsible for a wide variety of high level administrative tasks, projects, and initiatives. Successful candidates must have exceptional organizational, leadership, and critical thinking skills. In addition to work at the agency level, interns will attend board meetings, town hall events, and policy discussions.

During the summer of 2012, students will be required to complete their internship placement, participate in local government meetings, attend two Saturday Local Government Seminars (4 hrs each), and provide a final presentation on their experience. Saturday seminars will be facilitated by Wittenberg University in Sidney, Ohio at no cost to the student. The first Saturday Seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 26. Students will be placed at agencies within their home county (Shelby, Miami, or Logan). Internships will last for six to eight weeks and must take place between June 10 and Aug. 20, 2012. While the amount of hours worked each week can be negotiated, students should expect to be on-site at the agency approximately 10–20 hours per week. Interested students should complete an application, submit three letters of recommendation, and provide a certified copy of high school/collegiate transcripts. Applications must be received on or before 4 p.m. April 15. For more information on the program and to download a copy of the application, please visit the Shelby County Educational Service Center’s website at


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The speaker will be are served. Contact the church office at David Lacko, a specialist in meteorites (937) 676-3193 for more information. and rocks from outer space. There is no • SHARE-A-MEAL: The First United charge for attending, and guests are Church of Christ’s monthly Share-A-Meal invited to attend. will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 • ANNUAL BANQUET: The Miltonp.m. at the church, corner of South Union Alumni Association will meet at 9 Market and Canal streets, Troy. The meal a.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library to will feature jackpot noodles, mashed work on the association newsletter. The potatoes and gravy, applesauce, cake group also is making plans for the 124th and beverages. Share-A-Meal is a proannual banquet scheduled for May 19. If gram to reach out to the community by you know of a change in address of an providing nourishing meals to anyone alumni member, mail information to M-U wishing to participate while giving an Alumni, P.O. Box 383, West Milton, OH opportunity to socialize with others in the 45383. community. Use the Canal Street • SENIOR LUNCHEON: A senior entrance where we the church is handiluncheon will be offered at the A.B. capped accessible. Graham Memorial Center, 8025 E. U.S. • DISCOVERING MAPLE RIDGE: The Route 36, Conover. The program will Miami County Park District will a begin at 11 a.m. with Kenneth Lawler of Discovering Maple Ridge program from St. Paris speaking on beekeeping. 1-3 a.m. at the Maple Ridge entrance to Lunch will be served at noon. Call (937) Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 10430 State 368-3700 for pricing and reservations. Route 185, Covington. Come and discov• PRAIRIE BURN: Each spring the er one of the district’s newest parks and Butler Township Fire Department helps enjoy the rolling terrain and visit the burn part of Aullwood’s prairie. This land majestic maples on a self-guided hike. management practice helps to prevent Stop by the sugar house to warm yourthe prairie from reverting back to a forself by the fire and see how maple syrup est. Since burning can only be done dur- is made — and how it tastes. Volunteers ing specific weather conditions, staff in the Parks will be on hand to serve hot often does not know the exact day and chocolate. For more information, visit the time when the burn will take place. If you park district’s website at www.miamicounare interested in observing the prairie burn, contact Sarah Alverson at • EARTH ADVENTURES: Classes Aullwood at (937) 890-7360, Ext. 18, or from 5-7:30 p.m. will offer for more inforate, hands-on activities that enable chilmation. dren to explore the world of nature and • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning dis- farming in the winter at Aullwood. Fees covery walk for adults will be offered vary. Prepaid registration is required by from 8-9:30 a.m. at Aullwood Audubon calling Aullwood at (937) 890-7360 for Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. more information. Tom Hissong, education coordinator, will • SUGARBUSH WALK: Starting at guide walkers as they experience the 2:30 p.m. from the Aullwood Farm seasonal changes taking place. Bring Building, visitors can discover how to binoculars. make maple syrup during the last hikes through the sugarbush. See how to tap the trees, collect the sap and boil it in a FRIDAY wood fired evaporator to make delicious sweet treat. Boiling takes place in the • CHICKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill sugarhouse. Everyone gets to taste the VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W, Fenner final product. Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a threepiece chicken dinner with french fries SUNDAY and coleslaw for $7 from 6-8 p.m. Chicken livers also will be available. • FISH DINNER: American Legion • ART EXHIBIT: A Kids’ Nature Art Post No. 586, Tipp City, will offer all-you- Gallery exhibit will feature Piqua stucan-eat fish and sausage with fries, kraut dents in grades first through sixth at and dessert at the post home. The meal Brukner Nature Center. The exhibit will will be $7 and serving starts at 6 p.m. feature creations by students in grades Carry-outs will be available. first through third at Springcreek • MUSIC PLANNED: Berachah Valley Elementary and grade fourth through and Rum River Blend will perform at sixth at Wilder Intermediate. Works of art 7:30 p.m. at the Clifton Opera House, 5 range from sunflower drawings inspired S. Clay St., Clifton. 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There will even be an opportunity to meet one of these remarkable raptors. 43 Baseball will offer an all-you-can-eat This event is free and open to the public. spaghetti dinner will be offered from 3• GLEE CLUB: The Ohio State 7:30 p.m. at 622 S. Market St., Troy. The University’s Men’s Glee Club will offer a meal also will include a salad bar, drink concert at 2:30 p.m. at the First United and dessert. Meals will be $6.75 for Methodist Church in Troy. The program is adults and $4 for children 12 and free and a free will offering will be taken. younger. All proceeds will benefit the • SUNDAY BREAKFAST: Pleasant Troy American Legion baseball. • PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Mayor’s Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a made-toPrayer Breakfast will be offered at 8 order breakfast from 8-11 a.m. a.m. at First Place, Franklin St., Troy. Everything is a la carte. Make a reservation to Steve Baker at • BREAKFAST SET: Boy Scout Troop 335-6397. 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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” — First Amendment, U.S. Constitution

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP The Post and Courier of Charleston on space junk: Great things have been achieved in 55 years of space exploration. But accompanying those achievements are a half-million pieces of space litter in orbit around the Earth. Leave it to the Swiss to come up with a plan to clean it up — and to make a profit by doing so. Recently, the Swiss Space Center announced plans to launch an $11 million satellite called CleanSpace One to capture and “de-orbit” space debris, including satellites, rocket stages and assorted other litter. The idea is to capture the debris and direct it back to Earth where it would burn up in the atmosphere on its way down. Doing so would greatly reduce problems for the practical use of that increasingly crowded area around the Earth. The space junk can collide with functioning satellites and quickly turn them into more litter, and more problems. There are technical problems to overcome, but a launch is anticipated in five years, according to The Associated Press. As I The first goal of the Swiss project? Cleaning up after itself, by eliminating two See It Swiss satellites launched in 2009 and 2010. ■ The Troy Eventually, the Swiss hope to market the janiDaily News torial service in space. welcomes Who says that nature abhors a vacuum? columns from The Seattle Times on U.S. Postal our readers. To Service reforms: submit an “As I Overdue financial reforms for the U.S. See It” send your type-writPostal Service should be a priority delivery. ten column to: They should not include new sources of rev■ “As I See It” enue that directly compete with existing busic/o Troy Daily nesses. News, 224 S. Congress is wrestling with how to staunch Market St., the losses at the Postal Service without draTroy, OH 45373 matic changes. It is wishful thinking in the ■ You can also face of plunging mail volumes, stunning e-mail us at employee overhead and yet another quarterly editorial@tdnpu loss, this one at $3.3 billion. Postmaster General Patrick Donahue is ■ Please proposing a five-year cost-cutting plan that include your full has lawmakers from rural districts in a panic. name and teleThe ideas represent a no-nonsense effort to phone number. save more than $6 billion a year by closing 252 mail-processing centers and 3,700 post offices. More than 100,000 jobs would be lost. Included in Donahue’s proposal, which was restated recently in a letter to Congress, is an end to Saturday service, slower delivery and a nickel increase in postage to 50 cents for a first-class stamp. Congress is of two minds, and the stalling is costing a bundle. Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., has Senate Bill 1789, which follows the closure template, but is considered an improvement. Bipartisan resistance is growing. In part the protests are over first-class service bumping down to three-day delivery. At the core, however, are rural jobs and the cultural role of local post offices. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has HR 2309, which also promotes five-day delivery, and would gradually eliminate discounts for nonprofits and their direct-mail campaigns. He has resisted a key change that others argue could make the Postal Service marginally profitable: changes to employee benefits systems. Stay focused on mail delivery. Make postmarks count, so bill payers do not suffer late fees with slow delivery. The first savings is ending the massive prepayments on future health benefits, then making sure the mail is delivered.


I think I should get a tax break To the Editor: Since the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that factories and industries are people, does that mean that we the real people are now factories and can use all the tax write-offs that the others get?? They get

to depreciate their equipment yearly; can I now take a percentage off my taxes every year because my machine (body) is wearing out? How about my building (house)? Can I deduct the cost of a new roof or update of my kitchen? These are necessary for my continuance to be in business (alive). If we the REAL people can't get the same as the “other peo-

ple” (factories and industries) isn’t that unfair? Could it be called class warfare? These are just questions that maybe some lawyer could answer, are there now two classes of people in the United States? Those that BRIBE and those that do not?

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Invest more into all of your relationships I’ve written about one movie the entire time I have been at this newspaper. It was a good movie, it made me think about life and left me thinking. This past weekend, my world was rocked for about 48 hours after watching a movie called “Courageous,” and still has me thinking. It was created after the song “Courageous” by Casting Crowns. The movie spoke so many truths and realities that hit you right between the eyes. The movie is about a group of sheriff’s that are tight nit and all have families. They struggle, like the rest of us. They go through ups and downs and have barriers they think at the time, they will never make it past — by themselves. After a tragic loss of his daughter, one of the men in the movie proposes a resolution for himself and asks his fellow friends and co-workers to keep him accountable to it. He came upon the resolution after maneuvering his was through the Bible to be lead to scripture on how to be a better father. The other men. Agree to hold each other accountable, not just to be better

Katie Yantis Troy Daily News Columnist fathers, but better men. The movie makes you think. It makes you cry and makes you face reality. It made me realize that I don’t thank my Dad enough. It made me realize that I don’t take up enough opportunities to hang out with him. It made me realize that I need to be a better daughter, not just to my dad but my mom as well. It made me realize that I need to be a better granddaughter, a better sister, better cousin and niece. It made me realize that I need to be a better daughter of Christ. The entire movie speaks incredibly hard on the fact that if we are better daughters/sons, mothers and fathers, a lot of the problems that happen in our society could go away. That the

— Joe Simpson Troy

reason a big portion of the problems that happen in our society happen is because people are trying to prove their worth, trying to make themselves worthy to someone, worthy to themselves and important. What we don’t realize, is that we have the opportunity everyday to wake up and realize that we are worthy, worthy to the One that matters and we are worthy to our family. Anything other than that doesn’t matter, but for those who don’t have family, for those who don’t have friends, it does — so they take action to try and find it. When was the last time you made someone smile? When was the last time you impacted someone to the point of changing their life? You have the opportunity to do it everyday. It’s not about religion, like someone I heard speaking said, “Religion won’t even get you as far as your car in the parking lot after church.” It’s about love. It’s about sharing the love that you wake up with every morning whether you realize it or not. Today, our society has much more control over our actions and our thoughts than it ever

should. We are too busy, we are too scattered and we are not focused on what matters. If we would focus on family, love and what matters, a lot of the issues would vanish. Sit down and really think about how you could invest more of yourself in the lives of those that love you. The father that lost his daughter, he was distant with his son, because his son kept putting walls up. He decided he would do whatever it took to spend time with him, so he started running with him. He didn’t want to — he huffed and puffed — but he did it every step of the way with his son, and every step of the way, his son had a smile on his face. What walls can you break down? What walls are unnecessarily built because of lack of communication and interest? Where can you instill love where it’s absent? Sons and daughters, love your mom and dad. And moms and dads, love your sons and daughters. This time is so fleeting and short. What can we do with it?

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DOROTHY MILLER COVINGTON — Dorothy Miller, 73, of Covington, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center. She was born May 14, 1938, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to her parents Harold and Clara (Schultz) Sweitzer. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Randy Lee Miller; half-brothers, Roy Sweitzer and Bob Sweitzer; sister, Eileen Clymer. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years Arthur Lee Miller; sons and daughters-inlaw, Mark Allan and Lori Miller of Pleasant Hill, Kenny Ray Miller of Troy, Pamela Miller of Pleasant Hill; grandchildren, Dianna and Will Wills MILLER of Arcanum, Amber Miller of Pleasant Hill, Tante Miller of Troy, Laci Miller of Pleasant Hill, Tyler Miller of Pleasant Hill; great-granddaughter, Nevaeh; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Lil Sweitzer of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; special niece, Shelly Roberts and her

son, Justin; special friends, Eilene Weidel, Mary Valentine, Tante Mathias, Adelia and Ronnie Tobias, Rena and Jerry Coate, Kirk and Maureen Kadel. Dorothy attended Covington and Newton High Schools. She worked beside her husband on the family farm and after retirement, she enjoyed traveling with art. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 2, at Jackson-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 1 S. Main St., Pleasant Hill. Pastor Ralph Schaafsma will officiate with interment following at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Stillwater Community Church, 7900 W. Sugar Grove Rd, Covington. Online memories may be left for the family at

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‘Band of Brothers’ soldier Buck Compton dies at 90

MAXINE M. SIMMONS TROY — Maxine M. Simmons, 58, of Troy, arrived in Heaven on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. She was born May 5, 1953, in International Falls, Minn., to the late Clarence and Irene (Waters) LaBlanc. She married Pastor Gregory A. Simmons on Jan. 1, 1971, in Piqua, and moved to Ohio to begin her life’s work in God’s ministry. Midge is survived by her husband and best friend, Pastor Greg Simmons; four children, Sheryl (Walt) Queen SIMMONS of Piqua, Pastor Matthew (Amy) Simmons of Troy; Leah (Robert) Morando of Tipp City; and Pastor Aaron (Nicole) Simmons of Tipp City; 10 grandchildren, Ashley, Kevin, Amanda, Cody, Eli, Emmily, Judah, Chloe, Olivia, and Evi Jo; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Phyllis (Robert) Fries of Sidney; and two sisters-in-law, Tish Otto and Donna LeBlanc. She was preceded in death by her two older brothers, Clarence and Richard LaBlanc. She was a 1971 graduate of Falls High School (Minn.), and throughout the the next 41 years she passionately served her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was instrumental in growing churches in Ohio and West Virginia, including Upper Room Worship Center in Tipp City. Throughout her pastoral ministry, she touched thousands of lives, winning countless souls to God’s Kingdom. She loved fulfilling the Lord’s calling every day of her life.

In June 1992 she graduated with honors from Edison State Community College with a science degree. She had worked at Spring Meade Health Care Center as an assistant activities director. Her greatest joy on earth was her grandchildren. She understood that they were a gift from God and cherished every one of them. She spent as much time as she could playing games and interacting with them. Midge enjoyed the outdoors and traveling. She also prided herself as a meticulous homemaker. Midge was an inspiration to all who met her; she will be thoroughly missed and remembered for generations. She lives on eternally in heaven with the Lord and through the lives of those she instilled the love of God. A funeral service to honor and celebrate her life will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Piqua Apostolic Temple, 830 Covington Ave., Piqua, with Pastor Aaron Simmons officiating and Pastor Matt Simmons assisting. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, 333 W. High St. Piqua. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Upper Room Worship Center Building Fund, 203 N. Fourth St., Tipp City, OH 45371. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through

CAROLYN L. FREEMAN CONOVER — Carolyn L. Freeman, 70, of Conover, died at 4:10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. She was born in Piqua on Jan. 21, 1942, to the late Daniel Eli and Helen C. (Sowers) Gephart. On Jan. 18, 1964, in Piqua, she married Robert Freeman; and he survives. Carolyn also is survived by one daughter and her FREEMAN fiancé, Angela Freeman and Mark Mote of Fletcher; one daughter-in-law, Shawn Freeman of Piqua; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Willard Stevens and Sherri and Roger Brumbaugh, all of Piqua; one brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Jane Gephart of Sidney; one granddaughter, Katie Freeman of Piqua; and two greatgrandsons, Philip and Kyle Persinger of Fletcher. She was preceded in death by one son, Bobby Freeman; her twin sister,

Marilyn Edgell; and one step granddaughter, Sutton Persinger. Carolyn attended both Lockington United Methodist Church and Fletcher United Methodist Church. She worked for Industry Products in Piqua for more than 15 years. She also worked for Proto Mold in Piqua for 24 years before retiring in 2004. Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with Pastor Andy Perry officiating. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Division, Southwestern Regional Office, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


Pauline Hines. TROY — Marvin C. Hines, 84, of He was a graduate of Piqua High Troy, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at BURLINGTON, Wash. “When you play a hisSchool, class of 1945; a lifetime (AP) — Lynn D. “Buck” torical figure, you have to Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. farmer; a former insurance agent with Marvin was born June 7, 1927, in Compton, a veteran whose do it right and tell the Troy, Ohio, to the (late) Charles A. and Miami Mutal, Troy; a member of St. World War II exploits truth,” McDonough told John’s Lutheran Church, Covington; Hazel (McKenzie) Hines. were depicted in the HBO the Times, recalling that and a former 4-H adviser in Marvin is survived by his wife of miniseries “Band of Compton told him he was Washington Township. almost 57 years, Nola J. Hines; three Brothers,” has died, his just doing his job. Memorial services will be at 5 p.m. sons, Mark Hines and his fiancee, family said. “He’d say that’s what Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Susan Robles of Leetonia, Ohio, Rob Compton died soldiers do,” said Hines of Piqua, and Tom and BethAnn Church, Covington, with the Rev. Saturday in Burlington, McDonough, who kept in Stephen Nierman officiating. Hines of Azle, Texas; two grandchilWash., after having a touch with Compton and Family will receive friends from heart attack last month, nicknamed his 6-year-old dren, Jennifer Hines of Dayton and 4 p.m. until the time of service the family told the Los son Morgan “Little Buck” Brent Hines of Leetonia, Ohio; and Tuesday. other relatives and friends. Angeles Times in a story in his honor. If desired, contributions may He was preceded in death by his Tuesday. Tracy Compton said be made to Hospice of Miami parents; and four brothers and In January, nearly 200 her father thought County. guests, including actors McDonough did a wonder- sisters-in-law, Ralph Hines, Paul and Condolences may be made to the from the miniseries, ful job portraying him and Helen Hines, Harold “Jack” and family at attended his 90th birththat “he laughed and said Martha Hines and Dean and day party, the Skagit Neal was better-looking Valley Herald reported. than he ever was.” FUNERAL DIRECTORY “To us he wasn’t really Compton was born in a war hero, he was just a Los Angeles on Dec. 31, ing the family. Services are pending hero, period,” Tracy 1921. He majored in phys- • Ron Brumbaugh Condolences may be are Melcher-Sowers BROOKVILLE — Ron Compton told the Herald. ical education and sent to www.shivelyfunerFuneral Home, Piqua. Brumbaugh, 62, of Lynn Compton also is minored in education at • Wayne L. Ullery remembered for his legal tance to the fleeing enemy UCLA, where he lettered Brookville, passed away • Edith E. Hill SPRINGFIELD — unexpectedly Saturday, career in California. He in football and baseball. was about the same as PIQUA — Edith E. Hill Wayne L. Ullery, 50, of Feb. 25, 2012, at Good headed the team that from home plate to second He started at guard in the died at 9:50 a.m. Springfield, formerly of Samaritan Hospital. prosecuted Sirhan B. 1943 Rose Bowl game base. Compton threw his Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, Christiansburg, passed Services will be Sirhan for the slaying of against Georgia and was grenade on a straight line at Piqua Manor Nursing away Wednesday, Feb. 29, at Robert F. Kennedy and selected all-conference no arch and it hit a Home, Piqua. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in his the Potsdam Church of was appointed to the 2nd German in the head as it catcher while captain of Services are pending at the Brethren, 22 E. Cross residence. District Court of Appeal the baseball team in 1942. exploded.” Adams Funeral Home, Graveside funeral servSt., Potsdam. in 1970 by Gov. Ronald He also participated in Compton was embarSidney. ices will be at the con• Melissa A. Richmond Reagan. He retired from the ROTC program and rassed by the attention at venience of the family in PIQUA — Melissa A. the bench in 1990. entered active service in his birthday party at Upper Honey Creek Richmond, 36, of Piqua, He was awarded a February 1943 at age 21. Skagit Regional Airport Cemetery, South Elm died Sunday, Feb. 26, Silver Star and a Purple After the war, he that was attended by chil2012, at the Heartland of Tree Road, St. Paris. Heart during World War became a Los Angeles dren of other Band of Atkins-Shively Funeral Piqua Nursing II. But it wasn’t until police officer and worked Brothers veterans. Home, St. Paris, is servHome. later in life that he his way through Loyola “All I can say is it’s became famous for his Law School. flattering and kind of military service as a first embarrassing,” Compton He was a detective in OBITUARY POLICY lieutenant in Easy the Central Burglary told the Herald. “We Company after the unit Division before joining the didn’t expect anything Funeral Home & Cremation Services In respect for friends and detailed obituary information parachuted into France on more than those other district attorney’s office in S. Howard Cheney, Owner-Director family, the Troy Daily News published in the Troy Daily D-Day in 1944. Historian guys (in the war). We’re 1951. • Pre-arranged funeral plans available prints a funeral directory free News, should contact their Stephen E. Ambrose’s He was assistant discelebrating longevity 1124 W. Main St • Call 335-6161 • Troy, Ohio of charge. Families who would local funeral home for pricing 1992 best seller about the more than anything.” trict attorney when details. unit was made into the District Attorney Evelle J. like photographs and more The guests included 2001 TV series. “Band of Brothers” actors Younger chose him as his “His career as a prose- Michael Cudlitz, James chief deputy in 1966. cutor and a judge overCompton’s memoir Madio, Richard Speight rode his military career Jr. and Neal McDonough, “Call of Duty: My Life until ‘Band of Brothers’ Before, During and After who portrayed Compton came out, and then it just in the miniseries. the Band of Brothers,” * Your 1st choice for complete Home went crazy,” daughter written with Marcus McDonough recalled Medical Equipment meeting with Compton Syndee Compton said. Brotherton, was published the day before he flew to A passage in the book in 2008. Lift Chairs London to begin filming recalled the D-Day invaHis wife, Donna, died 1990 W. 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— Tracy Compton, daughter of Lynn “Buck” Compton






Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Partial remains of 9/11 victims went to landfill WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon revealed on Tuesday that some partial, incinerated remains of 9/11 victims that could not be identified were sent to a landfill. The number of victims involved was unclear, but the report said the remains were from people killed when a terrorist-hijacked airliner struck the Pentagon, killing 184 people, and another crashed in Shanksville, Pa., killing 40, in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. There was no indication that remains from the attack on the World Trade Center in New York were involved. The report was by an independent committee that had been asked to examine practices at the military’s

mortuary at Dover, Del., the first stopping point for fallen troops coming home from war overseas. The panel was formed after an investigation last November revealed “gross mismanagement” at the Dover facility and found that body parts had been lost on two occasions. After that investigation, news reports revealed that some cremated partial remains of at least 274 American war dead were dumped in a Virginia landfill until a policy change halted the practice in 2008. Tuesday’s report was explaining the old policy, which, it said, “began shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, when several portions of remains from the Pentagon attack and the Shanksville, Pa., crash site could not be test-

ed or identified.” The partial remains were cremated, then given to a biomedical waste disposal contractor who put the remains in containers and incinerated those. The residual matter was then taken to a landfill, the report said. “We don’t think it should have happened,” the committee chairman, retired Gen. John Abizaid, told a Pentagon news conference called to release the Dover report. It was unclear whether families of the 9/11 victims were aware remains had gone to contractors and then to the landfill. In the case of the war dead, officials previously said that the remains were given to contractors only in cases where families had already buried their loved ones and had


This Aug. 9, 2011 photo, shows the closed gates at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The Pentagon revealed on Tuesday that some partial, incinerated remains of 9/11 victims that could not be identified were sent to a landfill. informed the military that they did not want to be told if additional remains were later found. Such a development was not uncommon as the wars wore on in Iraq and Afghanistan, where bombs

were the main insurgent weapon. In the case of 9/11 victims, some remains from the Pentagon, where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed, were buried at Arlington National

Cemetery on the first anniversary of the attacks. Three caskets of unidentified remains from the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in a field in Shanksville, Pa., were buried there last September.

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Consumer confidence up in February NEW YORK (AP) — A private research group says that consumer confidence in February rose dramatically from last month to the highest level since a year ago when the U.S. economy’s outlook started to look brighter before souring again. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index now stands at 70.8, up from a revised 61.5 in January, helped by consumers’ improving assessment of the job market. Analysts had expected a reading of 63. The February reading marks the highest level since February 2011 when it was 72.0. The index, which is closely watched because consumer con-

fidence makes up the majority of U.S. economic activity, is still far below the 90 that indicates a healthy economy. But it’s closer to levels that indicate a steady economy than not. The index has risen slowly since hitting an alltime low of 25.3 in February of 2009. And in the past 12 months, it’s jumped from the high 60s to the low 40s amid continued worries about the health of the U.S. economy. “Consumers are considerably less pessimistic about current business and labor market conditions that they were in January,” said Lynn Franco, director of The Conference Board Consumer Research

Center in a statement. “Despite further increases in gas prices, they are more optimistic about the short-term outlook for the economy, job prospects and their financial situation.” One gauge of the Consumer Confidence Index, which measures how shoppers feel now about the economy, rose to 45.0 from 38.8. The other gauge, which measures shoppers’ assessment over the next six months, jumped to 88.0 from 76.7 in January. According to the survey of consumers, conducted from Feb. 1 through Feb. 15, shoppers are optimistic about the job market. Those anticipating more jobs in

the months ahead increased to 18.7 percent from 16.4 percent, while those anticipating fewer jobs declined to 16.9 percent from 19.1 percent. There are reasons for optimism. The government says 243,000 jobs were added in January, pushing down the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent, the lowest in three years. Unemployment has fallen five months in a row for the first time since 1994. Job figures for February are due out next week. Even the housing market, though still weak, is showing signs of recovery. Home values remain depressed, according to the latest snapshot from a wide-

Ship to reach land this week

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In this photo taken Tuesday by Zil Air and released by the Seychelles Office of the President, the Costa Allegra cruise ship is seen at sea near the Seychelles. Fire erupted Monday in the ship’s generator room, knocking out power to its engines, lights and air conditioning. The blaze came just six weeks after the Costa Concordia hit a reef and capsized off Italy, killing 32 people. Both ships are operated by Costa Crociere SpA, which is owned by Florida-based Carnival Corp. Cruise officials initially said the stranded travelers be taken by would Wednesday to Desroches, a small, exclusive coral-lined island in the Seychelles. But they changed the destination to the larger island of Mahe, citing safety and logistical reasons. Two tug boats joined a French fishing vessel to tow

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You are not obligated to send friend an invitation Dear Annie: I have been friends with "Laura" since my husband and I moved here 22 years ago. She is financially better off than I am (and flaunts it), but it never bothered me until she decided we should exchange Christmas gifts a few years back. Laura can be very judgmental, and finding the right present for her was difficult. Costume jewelry would be rejected, and the real stuff was out of reach. Meanwhile, whenever Laura was selling Tupperware or purses, I always bought something in order to be supportive. Last year, she started a baking business, so I bought her a cupcake holder for Christmas. However, she had a Christmas party a few days before the actual holiday, so instead of giving her the holder, I gave her a hostess gift of a cookbook, intending to give her the cupcake holder at our personal gift exchange. The day after her party, she called and told me off. She said my presents were "cheap." I tried to explain about the hostess gift, but she would hear none of it. I was angry, and so was she. On her birthday two weeks later, I texted, "Happy birthday," but she didn't respond. In fact, Laura has not spoken a word to me for more than a year. Last summer, I tried to mend things. I sent a letter saying I was sorry I'd hurt her feelings, but a Christmas gift seemed like a silly reason to end a 20-year friendship. I heard nothing back. I'm still upset about it. My husband says I am better off without her if she measures a friendship by the quality of the gifts. The problem is, when Laura was selling real estate, she helped my son purchase his first home. He is getting married in July. Should I send her an invitation? — California Dear California: You are not obligated to invite Laura to the wedding. But if you do and she chooses to attend, it creates the opportunity to renew the friendship (if that's what you want). Unless you cannot afford to have her as a guest, there is no downside to sending an invitation. Dear Annie: Whenever my husband makes a mistake, does something incorrectly or doesn't know the answer, he uses a very whiny voice and says, "I guess I'm just stupid." Our children and I have reminded him on numerous occasions that he is not stupid. We have asked why he thinks a simple mistake is so terrible. We have tried ignoring the comment, asking him whether he is looking to garner sympathy or attention, and requesting point-blank that he stop saying that. Nothing seems to work. Lately, he is using this comment more and more often. Is this type of self-deprecating behavior normal? — Mary from Missouri Dear Mary: This sounds like a pattern from childhood combined with a need to be constantly reassured. If everything else about your husband seems normal, we'd ignore this, perhaps patting him on the shoulder and saying, "It's OK, dear." But if you notice other unusual behaviors, or if this particular annoyance gets out of hand, please suggest he see his doctor. Sometimes, when behavior becomes repetitive and obsessive, it requires medical attention. Dear Annie: I read the letter from "Life Isn't Easy," whose wife ran off with another man but refuses to sign divorce papers. He says he can't afford a lawyer. He should check his state law. I am a judge in Michigan, and in this state, he only needs to file a complaint, and if his wife fails to respond or appear, he can obtain a divorce. If she does show up or file papers, he can still proceed on his own but may need some limited legal advice. — Michigan Judge Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.


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Bountiful buckeyes column was a hit with readers Dear Readers: Wow, the recent column about buckeye nuts was a hit! Here are just a few letters received: • Carol J. in Hazleton, Pa., wrote: “I’ve been reading your column for years, but have never written until now. I lived in the Sierra Foothills for a while, where buckeyes are wild and plentiful. I baked them in the microwave — after putting a hole in the top and bottom with a nail. When they were cool and dry, I put my drapery cord through and tied a knot. They were wonderful drapery-cord pulls, and felt so good in my hand.” • Donna E., via email,

Hints from Heloise Columnist said: “Did you bring back some very nice memories and answer an age-old question! Buckeyes are for luck! My father’s mother always kept one in her jewelry box, and it always seemed ’polished.’ Every time anyone opened the box, they invariably picked up the buckeye nut and rubbed it,

thus polishing it with the oil on their fingers. My parents also kept one in our adhesivestrip box (remember the old, metal ones?). Thanks for featuring it in your column!” • Elinor A. in Red Oak, Iowa, wrote: “We lived in Iowa when I was growing up, and there was a big buckeye tree in the front yard. It was the only one in town. Every summer, hordes of young boys would gather under the tree to pick up the ripe buckeyes. At my 40-year high-school reunion, one of my classmates approached me and, with a smile, handed me two brownand-tan buckeyes. He had kept

them for at least 50 years.” Readers, these are only three of the many letters I received. I thought you would enjoy them as much as I did. — Hugs, Heloise CHOCOLATE DIPPING Dear Heloise: This past holiday, I made chocolate-covered pretzels. The biggest problem was figuring out how to dip the pretzels and remove them without making a huge mess. I used my potato masher. I would put a couple of large pretzels on the masher and then dip it in the chocolate. I removed them and set them on a sheet of foil. Worked great! — Annie F., via email



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HOROSCOPE Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 Improve upon what you’ve accomplished in the past by elevating your objectives and expectations in the year ahead. You’ll be in an excellent achievement cycle during this period, but it’ll still be up to you to make the most of it. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — When left to your own devices, you’re likely to exercise a lot of initiative and will accordingly get things done. Conversely, if you feel you’re being pushed into doing something, you’ll balk. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — When dealing with a person with whom you’ve had some kind of problem in the past, you’re likely to focus only on what bugged you about him or her and not on the present situation. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — When other people’s assets are put in your hands, consider it a sacred trust. Bend over backward to live up to the expectations of those who have placed their faith in you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Be protective of your self-interest, but don’t go to extremes about guarding your position. Be willing to adjust to the will of others when you believe it to be necessary. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You’ll only have yourself to blame if you do things that you know will go against your best interest. Make sure you fully consider the consequences of your actions. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You are generally a good shopper when you put your mind to it, but if some irresistible luxury items are dangled in front of you, all your good intentions could quickly fly out the window. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Do not leave the making of a personally important decision totally up to another. Abdicating your rights could lead to complications that only you might suffer. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Co-workers will resent it if they feel that you are acting in a superior way toward them. If you’re not careful, you could quickly slip into this mode when placed in a leadership position. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — It’s essential to make sure your counterpart is a capable one when dealing together in a financial venture. You’ll need to work in harmony to positively affect the bottom line. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — You won’t be at your best when forced to make a decision under pressure. Take control so that you’ll have time to weigh and balance things at your own pace. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Remember, you are the master of your own fate when making and keeping pledges to others. No one will be forgiving if you break your promise and fail to do as you say. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Relying on your hunches regarding a speculative risk is a bad idea. If you think an irrational urge is instead an intuitive perception, you could get yourself in real trouble fast. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.



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NATIONAL CITIES Temperatures indicate Tuesday’s high and overnight low to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Hi Lo Prc Otlk Albany,N.Y. 41 34 Snow 48 44 Clr Albuquerque Atlanta 62 50 .16 Cldy Atlantic City 55 37 Rain Austin 79 62 .04 Cldy Baltimore 56 37 Rain Birmingham 64 56 .10 Rain Bismarck 24 02 Snow Boise 46 20 Snow Boston 48 39 Snow Buffalo 34 30 MMSnow Burlington,Vt. 30 23 .02Snow Charleston,S.C. 72 52 Cldy Charleston,W.Va. 65 28 Rain Charlotte,N.C. 69 39 Rain Chicago 44 23 Clr Cincinnati 59 28 Rain Cleveland 45 24 Rain Columbia,S.C. 71 50 Cldy 52 24 Rain Columbus,Ohio Concord,N.H. 39 27 Snow Dallas-Ft Worth 73 59 PCldy Dayton 52 23 Rain Denver 44 25 Clr Des Moines 49 32 .06 Clr Detroit 40 24 Cldy

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REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday .............................52 at 4:31 p.m. Low Yesterday..............................23 at 7:32 a.m. Normal High .....................................................43 Normal Low ......................................................26 Record High ........................................64 in 1972 Record Low..........................................-3 in 1934

Precipitation 24 hours ending at 5 p.m..............................0.00 Month to date ................................................0.57 Normal month to date ...................................2.21 Year to date ...................................................5.30 Normal year to date ......................................5.03 Snowfall yesterday ........................................0.00

TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Wednesday, Feb. 29, the 60th day of 2012. There are 306 days left in the year. This is Leap Day. Today’s Highlights in History: • On Feb. 29, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (also known as the Kerner Commission) warned that racism was causing America to move “toward two societies, one black, one white separate and unequal.” The discovery of a “pul-

sar,” a star which emits regular radio waves, was announced by Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell in Cambridge, England. At the Grammy Awards, the 5th Dimension’s “Up, Up and Away” won record of the year for 1967, while album of the year honors went to The Beatles’“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” On this date: • In 1504, Christopher Columbus, stranded in Jamaica during his fourth voyage to the West, used a correctly predicted

lunar eclipse to frighten hostile natives into providing food for his crew. • In 1792, composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini was born in Pesaro, Italy. • Today’s Birthdays: Actress Michele Morgan is 92. Former AllStar baseball player Al Rosen is 88. Actor Joss Ackland is 84. Actor Alex Rocco is 76. Former space shuttle astronaut Jack Lousma is 76. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople is 72.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ belief in global warming is on the rise, along with temperatures and surprising weather changes, according to a new university poll. The survey by the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College says 62 percent of those asked last December think the Earth is getting warmer. That’s up from 55 percent in the spring of that year and 58 percent in December 2010. It is the highest proportion in two years. Nearly half the people who say they believe in global warming base that on personal observations of the weather. Climate researchers say that’s reaching the correct conclusion for reasons that aren’t quite right. When asked an open-ended question about why they thought the Earth was warming, one-quarter of those surveyed pointed to temperatures they experience and another quarter cited other weather changes. One in 7 mentioned melting glaciers and polar sea ice, and 1 in 8 noted media coverage. Only 8 percent mentioned scientific research. “It seems to be driven by an increased connection that the public is making between what they see in terms of weather conditions and climate change,” said Chris Borick, the director Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. The poll was conducted from Dec. 4 to Dec. 21, after the U.S. experienced a record 14 billion-dollar weather disasters in 2011, including killer tornadoes, an unusual northeastern hurricane, a devastating southwestern drought and floods along major rivers. At the same time, this poll was done before the official start of winter, so people were not yet affected by what has been a mild season for many regions. Borick said that after the previous two winters, which were quite snowy, belief in global warming dropped dramatically. So he says the findings from a fresh poll to be conducted in upcoming weeks may again reflect views based on the latest weather trend. Climate scientists say daily local weather is not evidence of climate change. But they also say long-term climate change is so dramatic that people recog-

People feel confident about what they personally experience. They mix up the difference between weather and climate. It’s not unexpected. It’s human nature. — Andrew Weaver

nize and experience it. “I’m pleased that Americans believe in thermometers,” said University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver. “People feel confident about what they personally experience. They mix up the difference between weather and climate. It’s not unexpected. It’s human nature.” While it is a misconception to think that every short-term extreme weather event — like a flood or drought — is caused by climate change, a warming world does make such events more frequent, Weaver said. NASA climate scientist Gavin Schmidt called strange daily weather “the visceral experience of climate” for people. Earlier versions of the Michigan and Muhlenberg survey showed that Americans’ belief in global warming peaked in December 2008 with 72 percent. In the most recent survey, 78 percent of Democrats, 55 percent of independents and 47 percent of Republicans said they thought there was “solid evidence” of climate change. Of those who did not believe climate change was occurring, 81 percent thought that scientists were overstating the evidence for their own interest. The survey of 887 people has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. The findings are similar to other recent polls, including a 2010 AP-Stanford University Poll showing 3 out of 4 Americans thought global temperatures were going up, said Stanford poll chief Jon Krosnick. That survey, too, indicated local weather affected people’s views about climate change.

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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.

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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.

Fidelity Health Care, a leader among home health care agencies currently is seeking applicants who are interested in providing physical care, along with light housekeeping and meal preparation duties, for patients in their homes. All shifts, including weekends are available for Private Duty. The successful candidate must have one year previous experience in home care, excellent customer service skills and reliable transportation. Positions are available in the Tipp City, Troy, Sidney and Greenville areas.

We offer: • Competitive Pay & Benefits • Uniforms • 401k with match • Direct Deposit Interested candidates can contact Mark at 800/497-2100, forward a resume to or apply in person at: Continental Express Inc. 10450 State Route 47 Sidney, Ohio 45365

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(937)673-1821 TROY, 1 bedroom upstairs, older home, private entrance, stove, refrigerator and utilities included $495 a month. (937)335-0791

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802 SOUTH Clay Street, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 car garage, no pets. Metro accepted. $650 month, deposit, application required. (937)335-2877. TROY, 1 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 month.

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

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586 Sports and Recreation KITCHEN CABINETS, 16 Sections, Honey Oak, available middle to late March, Botkins, (937)693-3771

CCW CLASS March 24th 8:00am - 4:00pm & March 25th 8:00am-12:00. Piqua Fish & Game $60 (937)760-4210

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RIFLE, 22 Marlin, model 60 with 4X scope, case and shells, excellent condition. $135 (937)846-1276

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Covington’s Brian Olson has his hand raised in victory at the Division III District meet Saturday at Trent Arena.

Like father, like son Buccs’ Olson Jr. preps for state BY BEN ROBINSON Sports Writer When long-time Covington wrestling coach Tom Barbee walks into wrestling practice, he must have flashbacks to 1986. No, the Buccaneers don’t practice in the old elementary cafeteria, and the wrestlers don’t have


THURSDAY Division III State Troy Christian, Miami East, Covington (3 p.m.) FRIDAY Boys Basketball Division II Springfield Sectional Final Tippecanoe/Graham vs. Bellefontaine/Spr. Shawnee (9 p.m.) Division III Sectional Final At UD Arena Miami East/Stivers vs. Bethel/Greeneview (9 p.m.) Division IV Troy Sectional Final Troy Christian vs. Jefferson (7 p.m.) Girls Basketball Division II District Final At Mason HS Tippecanoe/Carroll vs. TBA (7 p.m.) Bowling Division I State at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl Troy (Boys) (11 a.m.) Wrestling Division III State Troy Christian, Miami East, Covington (10 a.m.)

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VOLLEYBALL: Troy High School and head volleyball coach Michelle Owen are offering the fifth annual Spring Youth League for girls in grades 3-6, regardless of school attended. The league lasts for eight weeks, begins on March 21 and the cost is $70 prior to March 14, $80 after March 14. Registration forms may be picked up at the high school athletic office or obtained by contacting coach Owen at • 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

TODAY Boys Basketball Division I Trotwood Sectional Troy vs. Fairborn (8 p.m.) Division II Springfield Sectional Tippecanoe vs. Graham (6:30 p.m.) Division III Tippecanoe Sectional Miami East vs. Stivers (6:30 p.m.) Bethel vs. Greeneview (8 p.m.) Division IV Piqua Sectional Bradford vs. Jackson Center (6:30 p.m.)




Troy Christian’s Grant Zawadzki (11) drives for a layup as teammate Logan George (21) looks on against Arcanum Tuesday at Troy High School.

Eagles still dancing Shut down Trojans, reach sectional final

to move the mats from a stage and roll them out to drill moves like they did 26 years ago. What makes Barbee flash back to a time when Covington wrestling was rather young is the fact that Brian Olson Jr., a junior 182-pound state qualifier,

■ See OLSON on 16

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BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor After playing a key role in a tournament win, Troy Christian’s Jacob Grant’s mind turned to a different kind of dancing. “Katie Delwiche, will you go to the prom with me?” the Eagles’ lone senior said, hoping his girlfriend would see it the next day in the newspaper.

BY ROB KISER Ohio Community Media When it comes to Division IV Piqua Sectional basketball, nothing is ever surprising. And as much as Houston coach John Willoughby would like to say he hadn’t witnessed

TROY But no matter how it turns out for him, Troy Christian is still dancing. Grant scored 11 of his 13 points in the first half, helping the fourth-seeded Eagles recover from a slow start against No. 8 Arcanum with three 3-pointers before halftime, and freshman Grant Zawadzki took over in the second half, helping the

PIQUA the kind of frenetic rally Lehman had in the fourth quarter in the Wildcats 54-49 victory, he couldn’t. “The same thing happened about five or six years ago here,” Willoughby said after seeing a 26-point lead vanish in the fourth quarter. “We were up 20 in the fourth quarter and Lehman Troy Christian’s Nathan Kirkpatrick lays the ball up Tuesday

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3rd time’s the charm Seagraves looks to place at state BY COLIN FOSTER Sports Writer

NASCAR season off to hot start Want to capture the nation’s attention? Try a giant fireball. It certainly worked for NASCAR, which salvaged its marquee event despite the first ever rainout in 54 runnings of The Great American Race. See Page 16.

The podium has eluded Miami East’s Allen Seagraves for the last two years at the Division III State wrestling meet. But Seagraves enters the 2012 state meet as a more skilled and experienced wrestler than he was a year ago — leaving Miami East coach Jason Sroufe to think the third time may be the charm. “The expectations are high — STAFF PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER Miami East’s Allen Seagraves will compete at the Division III State we want him to get on the poditournament for the third straight season. um,” Sroufe said. “He’s been

CASSTOWN there as a freshman and sophomore. It’s one of those situations where he’s been there before and he’s been pretty close to getting on the podium. He’s basically been 30 to 45 seconds away from placing the last couple years.” Northridge’s Robert Carter pinned Seagraves at the 3:17 mark of the third-place match at Saturday’s district meet in Kettering, giving the Viking junior the fourth seed. Despite the loss, Seagraves earned a state

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No surprise: Buccs’ Deeter back at state BY ROB KISER Ohio Community Media Covington 138-pound junior Kyler Deeter admits he even surprised himself with his fourth-place finish in the state wrestling tournament at 130 pounds last year, finishing off a 44-7 season.

COVINGTON “Last year (going into the season), I wasn’t expecting that at all,” Deeter said about a fourth-place finish that matched his finish in the district tournament. At the same time, Deeter admits he gives him a different expectation level when he returns to the Schottenstein Center Thursday for the Division III State wrestling tournament. “I think that (finishing fourth at state) gave me a lot of expectations (for this year),” he said.


Covington’s Kyler Deeter dominates his opponent during the Division III District meet Saturday at Trent Arena. And for the most part, he has delivered, taking a 48-5 record into his opening match with Caleb Barnett (43-5) of Greenwich South Central. “I have had a pretty good year,” Deeter said. “I wasn’t happy with my semifinal match last weekend (a loss to Josh Lyttle of

Northridge). I wanted to make district finals. I guess it would be nice to get some revenge on him (at state), but I can’t worry about that.” Covington coach Tom Barbee is not too worried about that either. “It is one match at a time,” Barbee said. “That is

what we tell them all the time. Every week is different. You can pin a guy one week and lose to him the next.” Deeter is a different wrestler from a year ago. “I think I am a lot better on my feet and a little better up top,” Deeter said. “But there are still plenty of things I can improve on.” The stats show Deeter’s improvement. He leads the team in takedowns with 144. “Last year, we used to joke that Kyler let himself get taken down, so he could reverse him and take control of the match,” Barbee said. “Now, Kyler leads the team in takedowns. He has improved on his feet, but the other thing is staying focused on a match and understanding what the other guy is trying to do. Kyler has been more focused this year and done a great job of that.” And Deeter will be ready for whatever is thrown at

him. “That is something we work on during the season,” Barbeee said. “Instead of just pinning a guy in 15 seconds — we don’t get anything out of that, and neither does the other guy — we will have them kick them out a few times and work on things. You can lose a match that way, but I would rather lose it during the season than now. By doing that, we feel the wrestlers are prepared for what they are going to see (at state).” And unlike Deeter has been through the experience of a state meet — and had success. “It may help a little, but I think I will still be nervous,” Deeter said. “Last year, I was just mesmerized when I walked out there the first time.” Barbee said that advantage lasts for a short time. “I think it might be a a little advantage, but not that much,” Barbee said. “The bigger problem we

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NASCAR’s Monday night Daytona race rakes in viewers DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Want to capture the nation’s attention? Try a giant fireball. It certainly worked for NASCAR, which salvaged its marquee event despite the first ever rainout in 54 runnings of The Great American Race. The first primetime Daytona 500 in NASCAR history was a win for Fox — its highest-rated Monday night audience since Game 5 of the 2010 World Series with 36.5 million viewers, up 22 percent from 30 million last year. And NASCAR surprisingly continued its momentum from last season, partly because of the freak crash in which Juan Pablo Montoya’s car hit a truck loaded with jet fuel, injuring no one but scorching the track and forcing a two-hour delay. If there was any doubt NASCAR successfully reached a mainstream audience, sports talk radio personality Jim Rome dispelled it Tuesday afternoon when he said the race was more entertaining than any Monday night NFL game last season. Rome was particularly fascinated by track workers using laundry detergent to clean up the fuel fire. “Dudes needed to hit that track with some Tide, make it smell April-fresh,” Rome said on air. “We’re talking NASCAR, like it or not.” Things certainly didn’t seem to be headed toward a successful show on Sunday when a steady rain at Daytona International Speedway washed out NASCAR’s version of the Super Bowl. “NASCAR just can’t catch a break,” Earnhardt said. “We’re trying to deliver,


Emergency workers try to put out a fire after Juan Pablo Montoya’s car struck the truck during the NASCAR Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Monday. and we just have some unfortunate things happen such as the rain delay, potholes in the track a couple of years ago. We’re a good sport, and we’re trying to give a good product.” Lost in all the non-racing storylines was a second Daytona 500 title for Matt Kenseth, who held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle over a two-lap overtime finish in a race that was scheduled to begin Sunday afternoon but ended in the early morning hours Tuesday. But it was driver Brad Keselowski who stole the spotlight after he grabbed it with both thumbs. NASCAR is an active social community, and its stars have been good about engaging with fans. But Keselowski took it to another level with his live tweet-

ing, which was featured prominently in the telecast and kept fans informed during the stoppage. He started the race with roughly 65,000 followers and his phone in his race car, intent on finding an opportunity to use it. It came during the fire, when he was able to tweet pictures, answer fans and entertain the drivers surrounding him and his phone as they waited on the backstretch during the delay. By the time the drivers got back into their cars, Keselowski’s followers had swollen to more than 200,000. It earned Keselowski a prime spot Tuesday on’s Tech page and had the sports world abuzz about NASCAR’s use of social media. He downplayed his social media savvy after the race,

which ended for Keselowski in a late accident that he tweeted about minutes after the crash. Asked how many followers he gained during the race, he said, “a lot, but you know, I’ll take the win first.” Actually, it was a win for everyone in NASCAR. Though NASCAR president Mike Helton was unsure if the sport will consider weeknight racing going forward. “We did this one to get this one done. It wasn’t scheduled originally to be this way,” he said. “Fox certainly participated in a very professional manner helping us get the coverage of the Daytona 500 that everybody wanted. We’re very grateful for all the fans that stuck it out here, and stuck with us back home through the red flag and through the weather incident.”

(Sowers) and his dad (Randy Sowers). Hopefully that will come next year.” For now, the similarities the Olsons share are unique. Not only does Brian Jr. look nearly identical to his father when he was in high school, their wrestling careers have taken similar paths. “It’s kind of strange how things have paralleled,” Brian Sr. said. “I wrestled 185 and he wrestles 182. My junior year I placed second (at regional) to get to state, and this is his junior year and he took second (at district) to get to state. Hopefully he does better at state than I did.” Something Brian Sr. thinks is possible because of the caliber of wrestling his son has seen throughout his career. “He’s more prepared (for state) than I was,” Brian Sr. said. “Back then we didn’t wrestle in huge tournaments like they do now. Brian has

been to the Holiday (GMVWA Holiday Tournament) and some of the bigger tournaments around, so he knows what it’s like to wrestle on a big stage. That’s something that should benefit him when he steps into that big arena.” Olson, the son, performed biggest on the biggest stage of his life last week in his district semifinal match against Jacob Schlater of Tri-County North. Not only was a trip to the state meet on the line, but it was also for Olson’s 100th career win. To top it off, the pressure was immense as Schlater pinned Olson one week earlier in the sectional tournament. “I wrestled him before, and I knew it would be tough,” Olson said of his match against Schlater. “But I knew if I wrestled my match I had a good chance of beating him.” Which he did, wrestling a near-perfect match en route to

a 5-4 victory. “The plan was to slow the action down and set up the things we wanted to do,” Barbee said. “And Brian wrestled a perfect match. He stuck with the game plan from start to finish, and that’s why he was able to come out with a win.” Rarely someone who shows emotion, Olson erupted with joy, running immediately to the waiting arms of his father, who was standing a few feet from the mat. “I was so pumped, I just wanted to give my dad a hug,” Brian Jr. said of his big moment. “Knowing I was headed to state just made me so happy.” “There really wasn’t much to say,” Brian Sr. said of the interaction. “There were so many feelings running through me that all I could think of saying was ‘congratulations.’” Nothing really needed to

■ CONTINUED FROM 15 berth. “Allen was fighting pretty good,” Sroufe said. “He ended up taking a fall, kind of got a little loopy and ended up getting pinned. He got checked out after the match, and he’s good to go.” The path Seagraves will have to take in Columbus is somewhat familiar, having to take on the projected winner, Beachwood’s Sammy Gross, in the first round. He had to take on a top seed as a freshman — and scored the upset over Milan Edison’s Cam Michel with a pin. Seagraves got a firsthand look at Troy Christian’s Garret Hancock, the district champ at 113. The two went head-to-head just a week prior, with Hancock coming away with a 2-1

have had is guys going over as district champions and losing the first match and having to get them refocused.” Deeter likes the fact that he will have a teammate (Brian Olson) over there with him. “It is nice to have a teammate to drill with,” he said. “We just do our drills this week and get ready (for the state tournament).” And if Deeter is feeling any pressure this weekend, it comes from within. “The only pressure Kyler (Deeter) has is pressure he puts on himself,” Barbee said. “Now, it is just about taking one match at a time.” And if he can do that, Deeter will once again get to experience wrestling on Saturday in the state tournament. “I want to make the finals,” Deeter said. “I want to finish higher than I did last year.” Which would be no surprise to anyone.

victory. The district runner-up, Dayton Christian Christian’s Clary, is another familiar opponent that will also be on display at Value City Arena. Clary is a projected third-place finisher, and Seagraves lost to him twice this year. “We’re going up against guys that are ranked, but we’ve been up against some of them before. If we went by the projections on paper, we wouldn’t even make the trip to Columbus,” Sroufe said. “The thing about getting to state is when you get down there, you have a clean slate. “Anybody can be upset, and anybody can win. That’s the great thing about wrestling.” Seagraves, who has compiled a record of 41-6 this season, begins his quest to get on the podium this Thursday.

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Red Wings blast Blue Jackets COLUMBUS (AP) — Henrik Zetterberg scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist, and Joey MacDonald had 28 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings end a three-game slide with a 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. Johan Franzen had a goal and two assists, Niklas Kronwall and Valtteri Filppula both added a goal and assist, and Jan Mursak also scored for the Red Wings, who are 26-3-2 at home but only 16-16-1 on the road. MacDonald made a big stop on Ryan Russell’s short-handed breakaway to keep the game tied at 2 in

the third period. Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash, who was on the block but not traded before Monday’s NHL deadline, scored his 22nd goal of the season. Derek MacKenzie added a short-handed goal for Columbus. MacKenzie took advantage of a Detroit mix-up in the neutral zone and sped by a defender to make it 21 at 2:13 of the third period. But 90 seconds later, Kronwall scored on what appeared to be an innocent shot. With the Red Wings on the power play, Kronwall skated through the left circle, and his backhander through traffic beat goalie Curtis Sanford.

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Olson ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 is a spitting image of his father, Brian Olson Sr., who qualified for his first trip to state in 1986 as a junior. “They are the same,” Barbee said of father and son. “Their mannerisms. The way they approach things. They are spitting images of each other. They don’t get too excited and they take everything in stride. Even the way they wrestle — not flashy, all business.” That approach has led to the first father-son combination in school history to become state qualifiers. And Barbee has been there to witness both ends of the history. “It guess it shows I’m getting old,” Barbee said with a laugh. “It’s super. Having a father-son combination become state qualifiers just shows how wrestling at Covington is a family affair. We almost had two (fatherson state qualifiers) with Jake

be said as the two shared a moment no other Covington father-son wrestlers have ever shared — being the first father-son combination to become state qualifiers. “We didn’t know we were the first until someone said something after the match,” Brian Sr. said. “It’s pretty neat to see him accomplish something like this.” And the ride is only beginning for Olson as he takes his 43-8 record to Columbus on Thursday for a first-round match against Steven Farrow (40-7) of Sugarcreek Garaway. When he does step onto the mat under the bright lights of the Schottenstein Center, Brian Jr. will be able to use the advise of someone who has been there — his dad. “Brian has to keep everything in perspective,” Brian Sr. said. “Don’t let the stage get too big for you. Just go out there and wrestle your match and everything will work

itself out. All we want him to do is wrestle his best.” It’s a plan Brian Jr. looks to implement. “That’s what I want to do,” he said. “My plan is to wrestle my hardest. Hopefully I can place. We’ll see how it goes.” In typical Olson fashion, Brian Jr. appears calm and relaxed as he embarks on following in his fathers footsteps one again — taking to the mat at state. And although he may not show it on the outside, Brian Sr. is tied up in knots on the inside. “For me, it’s a greater euphoria watching your son compete than it was when I wrestled,” he said. “I’m much more nervous as a dad. I know my stomach will be rumbling when he takes the mat, but it’s going to be fun.” Fun watching his son, while reliving his own youth. After all, Brian Olson Jr. is a chip off the old block.


BASKETBALL National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Pct GB W L 21 14 .600 — Philadelphia 17 18 .486 4 New York 16 17 .485 4 Boston 11 25 .306 10½ New Jersey 10 24 .294 10½ Toronto Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 27 7 .794 — 22 13 .629 5½ Orlando 20 14 .588 7 Atlanta 7 27 .206 20 Washington 4 28 .125 22 Charlotte Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 28 8 .778 — Indiana 22 12 .647 5 Milwaukee 14 20 .412 13 13 19 .406 13 Cleveland 11 25 .306 17 Detroit WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Pct GB W L 24 10 .706 — San Antonio Dallas 21 14 .600 3½ Houston 21 14 .600 3½ Memphis 19 15 .559 5 8 26 .235 16 New Orleans Northwest Division Pct GB W L Oklahoma City 27 7 .794 — 18 16 .529 9 Portland Denver 18 17 .514 9½ Minnesota 17 17 .500 10 Utah 15 17 .469 11 Pacific Division W L Pct GB 20 11 .645 — L.A. Clippers 20 14 .588 1½ L.A. Lakers 13 18 .419 7 Golden State 14 20 .412 7½ Phoenix 11 22 .333 10 Sacramento Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games Boston 86, Cleveland 83 Indiana 102, Golden State 78 Philadelphia 97, Detroit 68 Chicago 99, New Orleans 95 Houston 88, Toronto 85 Milwaukee 119, Washington 118 New Jersey 93, Dallas 92 Utah at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday's Games Orlando at Washington, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Golden State at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at New York, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Dallas at Memphis, 8 p.m. Portland at Denver, 9 p.m. Houston at Utah, 9 p.m. Chicago at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday's Games Oklahoma City at Orlando, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Miami at Portland, 10:30 p.m. The Top Twenty Five The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 26, 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).....28-1 1,623 1 2. Syracuse (2) ......29-1 1,562 2 3. Kansas...............24-5 1,459 4 4. Duke ..................25-4 1,409 5 5. Michigan St........24-5 1,372 6 6. North Carolina ...25-4 1,314 7 7. Missouri .............25-4 1,253 3 8. Marquette...........24-5 1,150 10 9. Baylor.................24-5 1,055 13 10. Ohio St.............23-6 1,036 8 11. Georgetown .....21-6 906 9 12. Murray St. ........28-1 885 14 13. Michigan ..........21-8 766 11 14. Wisconsin.........21-8 764 16 15. Wichita St.........26-4 754 19 16. Florida..............22-7 638 12 17. UNLV................24-6 531 21 18. Indiana.............22-7 444 23 19. Louisville ..........22-7 426 17 20. Notre Dame .....20-9 357 20 21. San Diego St. ..22-6 304 24 22. Florida St. ........19-9 252 15 23. Temple .............22-6 158 22 24. Virginia .............21-7 142 25 25. Creighton .........25-5 140 — Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 115, Iowa St. 80, Saint Mary's (Cal) 62, New Mexico 60, Drexel 41, Vanderbilt 23, VCU 9, Long Beach St. 8, BYU 6, Harvard 5, Memphis 5, California 3, Purdue 3, Kansas St. 2, Southern Miss. 2, Alabama 1. Tuesday's College Basketball Scores EAST Indiana (Pa.) 74, California (Pa.) 70 Pitt.-Johnstown 85, Seton Hill 75 Providence 72, UConn 70 West Virginia 92, DePaul 75 MIDWEST Indiana 70, Michigan St. 55 Wisconsin 52, Minnesota 45 TOURNAMENT Conference Carolinas Tournament First Round Barton 94, Belmont Abbey 74 Mount Olive 74, Lees-McRae 48 Horizon League First Round Butler 70, Wright St. 52 Detroit 80, Loyola of Chicago 71 Milwaukee 68, Ill.-Chicago 55 Youngstown St. 77, Green Bay 60 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. 26, 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) .........29-0 1,000 1 2. Stanford .............26-1 946 2 3. Notre Dame .......27-2 927 3 4. UConn................26-3 887 4 5. Duke ..................24-4 813 7 6. Maryland............25-4 808 6 7. Miami .................25-4 757 5 8. Delaware............26-1 688 9 9. Penn St. .............23-5 658 11 10. Kentucky ..........24-5 624 13 11. Green Bay........25-1 597 12 12. Georgetown .....22-6 521 15 13. Tennessee........21-8 505 10 14. Ohio St.............24-5 485 8 15. Georgia Tech....22-7 367 17 16. Georgia............22-7 355 18 17. Texas A&M.......20-7 351 14 18. St. John's .........20-8 306 20


19. St. Bonaventure27-2 294 19 20. Louisville ..........20-8 291 16 21. Purdue .............21-8 227 22 22. Gonzaga ..........25-4 124 25 23. Rutgers ............20-8 120 24 24. Nebraska .........21-7 102 23 25. South Carolina.21-8 46 — Others receiving votes: Princeton 45, Arkansas 36, DePaul 34, California 25, West Virginia 25, Middle Tennessee 15, Florida Gulf Coast 8, Vanderbilt 6, Iowa 3, Fresno St. 2, Oklahoma 2.


Tuesday's Scores Boys Basketball Division I Ashland 82, Marion Harding 66 Avon Lake 55, Avon 45 Beavercreek 81, Riverside Stebbins 49 Can. Glenoak 71, Canfield 36 Can. McKinley 77, Akr. Ellet 43 Chagrin Falls Kenston 64, Euclid 57 Cin. Princeton 62, Cin. Sycamore 53 Cin. Walnut Hills 54, Cin. Western Hills 42 Cin. Winton Woods 59, Hamilton Ross 58 Cin. Withrow 69, Milford 64 Cle. JFK 68, Cle. Lincoln W. 46 Cle. John Marshall 50, Parma Normandy 48 Cuyahoga Falls 52, Twinsburg 45 Fremont Ross 50, Oregon Clay 23 Green 63, Austintown Fitch 52 Mason 79, Cin. Mt. Healthy 43 Miamisburg 65, Xenia 43 Middleburg Hts. Midpark 46, Cle. Rhodes 44 Middletown 61, Cin. St. Xavier 37 Perrysburg 62, Lima Sr. 47 Sandusky 70, Mansfield Madison 48 Springboro 99, Day. Belmont 46 Stow-Munroe Falls 68, Lodi Cloverleaf 36 Sylvania Northview 48, Maumee 44 Sylvania Southview 68, Tol. St. Francis 43 Tol. Bowsher 79, Tol. Waite 69 Tol. Start 46, Holland Springfield 40 Division II Akr. Buchtel 70, Richfield Revere 41 Alliance 68, Wooster Triway 48 Alliance Marlington 62, Can. South 50 Ashtabula Edgewood 53, Conneaut 48 Bowling Green 54, Tontogany Otsego 41 Cin. Aiken 69, Wilmington 49 Cin. Indian Hill 63, Cin. McNicholas 52 Defiance 57, Bryan 35 Elida 56, Lima Shawnee 37 Franklin 78, Day. ChaminadeJulienne 75, 3OT Medina Buckeye 48, Oberlin Firelands 39 Salem 47, Niles McKinley 36 Sandusky Perkins 77, Milan Edison 42 Tol. Woodward 65, Port Clinton 48 Trotwood-Madison 88, Lewistown Indian Lake 45 Upper Sandusky 36, Galion 26 Urbana 69, Greenville 22 Wapakoneta 43, St. Marys Memorial 40 Division III Attica Seneca E. 61, Bucyrus 40 Bedford St. Peter Chanel 90, Cle. St. Martin De Porres 25 Bloomdale Elmwood 64, Carey 57 Bucyrus Wynford 63, Ashland Crestview 50 Castalia Margaretta 58, Elmore Woodmore 48 Cin. Finneytown 56, Reading 42 Cin. Madeira 60, Cin. Deer Park 49 Cin. N. College Hill 92, Ripley-UnionLewis-Huntington 55 Cin. Summit Country Day 49, Cin. Hills Christian Academy 26 Creston Norwayne 70, Sullivan Black River 43 Delphos Jefferson 58, Bluffton 52 Hamilton Badin 43, Cin. Clark Montessori 36 Hamler Patrick Henry 56, Liberty Center 43 Haviland Wayne Trace 76, Paulding 51 Huron 54, Genoa Area 46 Kirtland 48, Cle. Horizon Science 41 Louisville Aquinas 80, Lisbon David Anderson 56 Metamora Evergreen 52, Swanton 38 Middletown Fenwick 58, Anna 46 New Lebanon Dixie 55, Carlisle 48 Rootstown 60, Akr. Manchester 53 Sherwood Fairview 63, Hicksville 62 Smithville 71, Lorain Clearview 60 St. Bernard Roger Bacon 60, Cin. Shroder 54 Van Buren 64, Kansas Lakota 34 Versailles 74, Day. Northridge 52 Waynesville 67, Day. Christian 56 Youngs. Liberty 61, Andover Pymatuning Valley 45 Youngs. Ursuline 66, Orwell Grand Valley 59 Division IV Ada 73, Dola Hardin Northern 38 Bascom Hopewell-Loudon 55, Sycamore Mohawk 37 Cols. Africentric 91, Gilead Christian 39 Crestline 58, Mansfield St. Peter's 53 Crown City S. Gallia 60, Ironton St. Joseph 52 Dalton 56, Cle. Hts. Lutheran E. 28 Day. Jefferson 68, Xenia Christian 32 Day. Miami Valley 74, Cin. Hillcrest 68 E. Can. 52, Hartville Lake Center Christian 49 Gorham Fayette 53, Edon 32 Holgate 45, Continental 25 Houston 54, Sidney Lehman 49 Lockland 79, Cin. Riverview East 41 Manchester 69, Leesburg Fairfield 65 Mansfield Christian 45, Lucas 33 McComb 49, Pandora-Gilboa 35 Mineral Ridge 77, Southington Chalker 67 Minster 58, New Knoxville 48 Northside Christian 54, Marion Cath. 38 Norwalk St. Paul 68, Monroeville 49 Portsmouth Sciotoville 64, New Boston Glenwood 61, OT Richmond Hts. 97, Elyria Open Door 47 Russia 55, Botkins 38 Sandusky St. Mary 53, Lakeside Danbury 28 Sebring McKinley 43, Heartland Christian 31 Shekinah Christian 66, Lancaster Fisher Cath. 46 Tol. Ottawa Hills 41, Fremont St. Joseph 20 Troy Christian 62, Arcanum 51 Van Wert Lincolnview 44, Lima Temple Christian 41, OT Warren Lordstown 65, Bristol 42 Willow Wood Symmes Valley 51, Waterford 50


Tuesday’s Scores

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


SPORTS ON TV MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Teams TBA ESPN2 — Teams TBA 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Oklahoma at Texas NBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ESPN — Chicago at San Antonio NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Pittsburgh at Dallas SOCCER 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Men's national teams, exhibition, Italy vs. United States, at Genoa, Italy

THURSDAY GOLF 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, first round, at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Teams TBA ESPN2 — Teams TBA 9 p.m. ESPN — Teams TBA ESPN2 — Teams TBA 10:30 p.m. FSN — Colorado at Oregon 11 p.m. ESPN2 — New Mexico St. at Nevada NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT — Oklahoma City at Orlando 10:30 p.m. TNT — Miami at Portland Girls Basketball Division III Beverly Ft. Frye 47, Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley 33

AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup-Daytona 500 Results Monday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (4) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 202 laps, 100.9 rating, 47 points, $1,589,387. 2. (5) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 202, 99.5, 42, $1,102,175. 3. (2) Greg Biffle, Ford, 202, 126.2, 42, $804,163. 4. (31) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 202, 124.7, 42, $702,091. 5. (9) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 202, 117.7, 40, $559,550. 6. (37) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 202, 90.4, 39, $427,900. 7. (13) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 202, 83, 37, $415,261. 8. (1) Carl Edwards, Ford, 202, 81.1, 36, $403,466. 9. (12) Joey Logano, Toyota, 202, 104.4, 36, $346,063. 10. (22) Mark Martin, Toyota, 202, 90.5, 35, $323,313. 11. (30) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 202, 91.6, 33, $339,002. 12. (26) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 202, 106.7, 33, $535,052. 13. (7) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 202, 93.8, 31, $341,858. 14. (32) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 202, 67.2, 30, $331,196. 15. (24) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 202, 70.2, 30, $296,513. 16. (3) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 202, 82.6, 29, $379,025. 17. (14) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 202, 80.2, 27, $341,821. 18. (43) Terry Labonte, Ford, 202, 63.6, 27, $292,200. 19. (41) Tony Raines, Ford, 202, 51.8, 25, $292,763. 20. (21) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 202, 64.9, 0, $304,275. 21. (18) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 202, 64.5, 23, $336,221. 22. (39) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 202, 59.2, 22, $319,945. 23. (33) David Gilliland, Ford, 201, 59.7, 21, $309,133. 24. (6) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 200, 79, 21, $332,421. 25. (36) Casey Mears, Ford, 199, 64, 19, $304,746. 26. (38) David Reutimann, Toyota, accident, 196, 67.1, 18, $309,335. 27. (10) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 196, 53.1, 0, $305,788. 28. (34) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 194, 37.5, 0, $287,363. 29. (20) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, accident, 189, 68.4, 15, $297,988. 30. (11) Michael McDowell, Ford, 189, 52.4, 14, $292,175. 31. (19) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, accident, 188, 63.6, 13, $318,608. 32. (23) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, accident, 187, 73.3, 12, $322,295. 33. (27) Aric Almirola, Ford, accident, 187, 72.8, 11, $320,986. 34. (15) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 177, 45.1, 10, $328,325. 35. (40) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 164, 37.6, 0, $283,200. 36. (35) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, accident, 159, 53.9, 8, $312,391. 37. (42) David Stremme, Toyota, engine, 156, 48.2, 7, $282,075. 38. (29) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 138, 34.9, 0, $281,715. 39. (28) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 113, 26.7, 5, $277,913. 40. (16) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, engine, 81, 67.9, 5, $317,549. 41. (17) Robby Gordon, Dodge, engine, 25, 30.5, 3, $268,150. 42. (8) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, accident, 1, 28.3, 2, $327,149. 43. (25) David Ragan, Ford, accident, 1, 25.9, 1, $267,637. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 140.256 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 36 minutes, 2 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.210 seconds. Caution Flags: 10 for 42 laps. Lead Changes: 25 among 13 drivers. Lap Leaders: G.Biffle 1-9; R.Smith 10-11; G.Biffle 12-14; P.Menard 15-16; D.Hamlin 17-40; J.Burton 41-57; J.Gordon 58; T.Stewart 59-60; J.Burton 61-67; G.Biffle 68-76; M.Truex Jr. 77-81; G.Biffle 82; T.Labonte 83-85; G.Biffle 86-99; M.Truex Jr. 100-101; D.Hamlin 102-129; G.Biffle 130; M.Martin 131132; G.Biffle 133-138; D.Hamlin 139143; J.Logano 144-145; M.Kenseth 146-157; G.Biffle 158; D.Blaney 159164; M.Kenseth 165-202.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): D.Hamlin, 3 times for 57 laps; M.Kenseth, 2 times for 50 laps; G.Biffle, 8 times for 44 laps; J.Burton, 2 times for 24 laps; M.Truex Jr., 2 times for 7 laps; D.Blaney, 1 time for 6 laps; T.Labonte, 1 time for 3 laps; P.Menard, 1 time for 2 laps; J.Logano, 1 time for 2 laps; M.Martin, 1 time for 2 laps; T.Stewart, 1 time for 2 laps; R.Smith, 1 time for 2 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. M.Kenseth, 47; 2. D.Earnhardt Jr., 42; 3. G.Biffle, 42; 4. D.Hamlin, 42; 5. J.Burton, 40; 6. P.Menard, 39; 7. K.Harvick, 37; 8. C.Edwards, 36; 9. J.Logano, 36; 10. M.Martin, 35; 11. C.Bowyer, 33; 12. M.Truex Jr., 33. NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

GOLF World Golf Ranking Through Feb. 26 1. Luke Donald ............ENG 2. Rory McIlroy..............NIR 3. Lee Westwood.........ENG 4. Martin Kaymer.........GER 5. Steve Stricker...........USA 6. Webb Simpson.........USA 7. Dustin Johnson........USA 8. Adam Scott ..............AUS 9. Hunter Mahan..........USA 10. Jason Day ..............AUS 11. Phil Mickelson........USA 12. Charl Schwartzel....SAF 13. Bill Haas ................USA 14. Matt Kuchar ...........USA 15. Graeme McDowell ..NIR 16. Nick Watney ...........USA 17. Sergio Garcia.........ESP 18. Brandt Snedeker....USA 19. K.J. Choi ................KOR 20. Keegan Bradley .....USA 21. Tiger Woods...........USA 22. Bubba Watson .......USA 23. Justin Rose............ENG 24. Mark Wilson ...........USA 25. Paul Casey ............ENG 26. Peter Hanson ........SWE 27. Ian Poulter .............ENG 28. Bo Van Pelt ............USA 29. Thomas Bjorn ........DEN 30. Louis Oosthuizen ...SAF 31. Simon Dyson.........ENG 32. Alvaro Quiros .........ESP 33. David Toms ............USA 34. Robert Karlsson....SWE 35. Martin Laird ...........SCO 36. Kyung-Tae Kim ......KOR 37. Anders Hansen......DEN 38. John Senden..........AUS 39. Sang-Moon Bae ....KOR 40. Jason Dufner .........USA 41. Fredrik Jacobson ..SWE 42. Rickie Fowler .........USA 43. Aaron Baddeley .....AUS 44. Paul Lawrie............SCO 45. Francesco Molinari...ITA 46. Zach Johnson ........USA 47. Ben Crane .............USA 48. Kyle Stanley...........USA 49. Geoff Ogilvy ...........AUS 50. Miguel Angel JimenezESP 51. Fernandez-CastanoESP 52. Retief Goosen ........SAF 53.Y.E. Yang.................KOR 54. Ryo Ishikawa ..........JPN 55. Jonathan Byrd .......USA 56. Darren Clarke .........NIR 57. Robert Rock ..........ENG 58. Gary Woodland......USA 59. Jim Furyk...............USA 60. Robert Allenby .......AUS 61. Rafael Cabrera-BelloESP 62. Greg Chalmers ......AUS 63. Matteo Manassero ...ITA 64. Kevin Na ................KOR 65. Ernie Els.................SAF 66. Ryan Moore ...........USA 67. George Coetzee.....SAF 68. Nicolas Colsaerts ...BEL 69. Charles Howell III ..USA 70. Joost Luiten ...........NED 71. Spencer Levin........USA 72. Johnson Wagner....USA 73. Vijay Singh ...............FIJ 74. Sean O'Hair ...........USA 75. Alexander Noren...SWE

9.13 8.60 8.17 6.02 5.81 5.14 5.11 5.05 5.03 5.01 4.96 4.87 4.67 4.56 4.36 4.35 4.14 4.12 4.08 4.00 3.83 3.60 3.58 3.53 3.45 3.39 3.38 3.34 3.33 3.33 3.31 3.30 3.28 3.26 3.25 3.14 3.14 3.13 3.12 3.09 3.03 3.02 3.01 2.98 2.98 2.81 2.81 2.77 2.76 2.75 2.75 2.72 2.61 2.61 2.60 2.58 2.46 2.44 2.38 2.31 2.31 2.26 2.25 2.22 2.15 2.14 2.14 2.13 2.08 2.08 2.07 2.05 1.98 1.98 1.98

PGA Tour FedExCup Standings Through Feb. 26 .............................Points Money 1. Kyle Stanley ..........935 $1,938,515 2. Johnson Wagner ...860 $1,660,293 3. Phil Mickelson .......807 $1,789,931 4. Mark Wilson ..........802 $1,768,343 5. Bill Haas................752 $1,661,659 6. Hunter Mahan .......742 $1,760,840 7. Brandt Snedeker ...716 $1,477,879 8. Steve Stricker ........598 $1,282,000 9. Keegan Bradley.....504 $1,036,217 10. Ben Crane...........475 $1,025,600

11. Martin Laird.........465 $1,040,539 12. John Huh.............458 $1,047,132 13. Spencer Levin .....370 $681,968 14. Harrison Frazar ...352 $667,986 15. Charlie Wi............346 $735,616 16. John Rollins ........340 $727,668 17. Kevin Na..............325 $685,116 18. Aaron Baddeley...321 $644,866 19. Dustin Johnson ...316 $674,910 20. Rory McIlroy........315 $850,000 21. Bubba Watson.....310 $629,567 22. Sean O'Hair.........301 $520,554 23. Webb Simpson ....292 $606,800 24. Charles Howell III289 $474,077 25. Carl Pettersson ...278 $444,985 26. Ricky Barnes.......271 $505,523 27. Jonathan Byrd.....265 $605,400 28. Jimmy Walker ......264 $587,963 29. Robert Garrigus ..257 $490,069 30. D.A. Points...........251 $501,043 31. Bryce Molder.......248 $485,906 32. Pat Perez.............242 $374,309 33. Sang-Moon Bae ..236 $440,816 34. John Mallinger.....234 $447,257 35. John Senden.......234 $402,688 36. Robert Allenby ....232 $488,746 37. Matt Kuchar.........227 $407,486 38. Cameron Tringale211 $359,558 39. Jeff Maggert........208 $364,477 40. Zach Johnson .....206 $341,399 41. Brendon de Jonge203 $327,480 42. K.J. Choi..............200 $361,940 43. Jarrod Lyle ..........199 $363,685 44. Nick Watney ........197 $336,797 45. Bo Van Pelt..........193 $419,688 46. David Toms..........187 $355,600 47. Jason Dufner.......180 $354,477 48. Scott Piercy.........178 $288,955 49. Matt Every...........171 $392,663 50. Brian Gay ............171 $276,873 51. Brendon Todd ......168 $304,207 52. Rory Sabbatini ....168 $292,956 53. Bud Cauley..........166 $191,470 54. Chris Stroud ........165 $355,229 55. Michael Thompson164 $287,696 56. D.J. Trahan...........162 $314,650 57. Harris English......161 $225,295 58. Vijay Singh ..........159 $201,355 59. Ken Duke.............158 $271,593 60. Bobby Gates .......150 $228,379 61. Brendan Steele ...150 $315,218 62. Josh Teater..........148 $153,648 63. Chris Kirk ............144 $242,392 64. Lee Westwood.....140 $490,000 65. Martin Flores.......137 $253,846 66. Sergio Garcia ......131 $304,875 67. Rod Pampling......130 $262,650 68. Colt Knost ...........129 $273,815 69. Ryan Moore.........127 $188,038 70. George McNeill ...127 $131,068 71. Rickie Fowler.......126 $198,969 72. Jim Furyk ............117 $225,250 73. Marc Leishman ...116 $168,994 74. Kevin Stadler .......114 $160,048 75. Gary Woodland ...114 $182,670 76. Justin Rose .........113 $197,850 77. Padraig Harrington113 $226,913 78. William McGirt.....109 $128,818 79. David Hearn ........109 $179,619 80. Chris DiMarco .....108 $142,809 81. Seung-yul Noh ....107 $131,676 82. Kevin Chappell ....105 $119,687 83. Greg Chalmers....105 $142,943 84. J.B. Holmes .........104 $209,261 85. Greg Owen..........103 $224,230 86. Jason Kokrak.......102 $195,868 87. Bob Estes............102 $158,400 88. Tiger Woods ........101 $197,400 89. Camilo Villegas .....99 $142,173 90. Daniel Summerhays97 $166,521 91. Ryan Palmer..........96 $104,358 92. Stewart Cink..........96 $142,952 93. Stephen Ames ......95 $117,699 94. Trevor Immelman...94 $157,200 95. James Driscoll.......94 $97,095 96. Brian Harman........92 $124,239 97. J.J. Killeen .............92 $81,438 98. Jonas Blixt.............89 $91,990 98. Justin Leonard.......89 $185,488 100. Billy Mayfair .........88 $135,398 101. Roberto Castro ...88 $75,076 102. Geoff Ogilvy ........88 $110,980 103. Gary Christian.....83 $131,136 104. Will Claxton .........83 $147,475 105. Kevin Streelman ..83 $180,289 106. Michael Bradley...82 $103,600 107.Y.E. Yang ..............80 $126,928 108. Fredrik Jacobson.80 $168,750 109. Graham DeLaet ..77 $79,217 110. Miguel Carballo ...77 $84,011 111. Joe Ogilvie ..........77 $98,601 112. Heath Slocum .....77 $68,565 113. Jhonattan Vegas..76 $91,729 114. Bill Lunde ............74 $123,920 115. Adam Scott .........74 $131,366 116. Ernie Els..............73 $123,305 117. Ted Potter, Jr........69 $121,733 118. Ian Poulter...........66 $78,445 119. Mark D. Anderson66 $91,202 120. Erik Compton ......65 $63,229 121. Paul Goydos........64 $57,220 122. Tim Herron ..........64 $62,602 122. Richard H. Lee ....64 $115,420 124. Briny Baird ..........63 $106,853 125. Tom Pernice, Jr....63 $48,085 126. Chez Reavie........62 $54,601 127. Marc Turnesa ......59 $76,090 128. John Merrick .......57 $57,385 129. Retief Goosen .....56 $76,928 130. Steven Bowditch..54 $102,400 130. Steve Marino .......54 $85,040 132. Jason Day ...........54 $108,992 133. Jeff Overton ........53 $45,541 134. Charley Hoffman .51 $64,242 135. Sunghoon Kang ..50 $60,089 136. Chris Couch ........49 $68,843 136. Davis Love III ......49 $71,936 138. Scott Stallings .....49 $74,500 139. Dicky Pride..........48 $129,963 140. Danny Lee...........47 $62,408 141. Robert Karlsson ..47 $95,000 141. Louis Oosthuizen 47 $95,000 141. Charl Schwartzel.47 $95,000 144. Nick O'Hern.........44 $53,068 145. Cameron Beckman44 $62,929 146. Chris Riley...........43 $38,140 147. Jerry Kelly ...........43 $40,822 148. Derek Lamely......43 $55,534 149. Nathan Green .....42 $47,140 150. Blake Adams.......42 $43,774 LPGA Tour Money Leaders Through Feb. 26 ...................................Trn Money 1.Yani Tseng .................3 $312,186 2. Angela Stanford ........3 $237,141 3. Ai Miyazato................2 $186,365 4. Jenny Shin ................3 $167,043 5. Jessica Korda............1 $165,000 6. Shanshan Feng.........2 $151,861 7. Jiyai Shin...................3 $149,022 8. Stacy Lewis ...............3 $129,457 9. Na Yeon Choi.............2 $116,737 10. Amy Yang.................2 $95,327 11. So Yeon Ryu............2 $90,489 12. Brittany Lincicome...3 $88,238 13. Julieta Granada.......3 $84,627 14. Hee Kyung Seo .......3 $76,570 15. Jimin Kang ..............3 $63,466 16. Katie Futcher...........3 $63,401 17. Blumenherst ............3 $62,539 18. Hee Young Park.......3 $61,914 19. I.K. Kim....................2 $52,359 20. Anna Nordqvist .......3 $51,526 21. Karrie Webb ............3 $48,922 22. Vicky Hurst ..............3 $45,585 23. Suzann Pettersen....3 $42,080 24. Mina Harigae...........3 $40,007 25. Azahara Munoz.......3 $38,536 26. Kristy McPherson....3 $36,086 27. Cristie Kerr ..............3 $35,693 28. Chella Choi .............3 $34,653

29. Beatriz Recari .........3 30. Sandra Gal..............3 31. Karen Stupples .......2 32. Meena Lee ..............3 33. Catriona Matthew....2 33. Se Ri Pak ................2 35. Sun Young Yoo.........3 36. Pornanong Phatlum 3 37. Momoko Ueda.........2 38. Eun-Hee Ji ..............3 39. Morgan Pressel.......3 40. Sophie Gustafson ...3 41. Mika Miyazato .........2 42. Brittany Lang...........3 43. Inbee Park...............3 44. Maria Hjorth ............2 45. Katherine Hull .........3 46. Ryann O'Toole.........3 47. Christel Boeljon.......3 48. Jennifer Johnson.....2 49. Caroline Hedwall.....2 49. Sarah Kemp ............1 51. Candie Kung ...........3 52. Amy Hung ...............3 53. Cydney Clanton.......1 54. Michelle Wie............2 55. Lorie Kane...............1 56. Hee-Won Han .........3 57. Wendy Ward............2 58. Natalie Gulbis..........2 59. Tiffany Joh...............3 60. Kyeong Bae.............1 60. Meaghan Francella .1 60. Mo Martin................1 60. Jennifer Song ..........1 60. Lexi Thompson........2 65. Dewi Claire Schreefel2 66. Mindy Kim ...............3 67. Paige Mackenzie .....3 68. Christina Kim...........3 69. Giulia Sergas ..........1 69. Alison Walshe..........1 71. Cindy LaCrosse ......1 71. Victoria Tanco ..........1 73. Paula Creamer ........2 74. Becky Morgan .........1 74. Gwladys Nocera......1 76. Lee-Bentham...........1 76. Belen Mozo .............2 76. Lindsey Wright ........1 79. Pat Hurst .................2 80. Gerina Piller ............1 81. Song-Hee Kim.........3 82. Christine Song ........1 83. Jodi Ewart ...............1 83. Danielle Kang..........1 85. Janice Moodie .........1 86. Sandra Changkija ...1 87. Karin Sjodin.............1

17 $33,303 $32,647 $32,097 $30,740 $30,549 $30,549 $29,065 $28,706 $28,511 $28,198 $26,665 $26,079 $25,670 $21,942 $20,743 $19,722 $19,112 $18,439 $18,345 $18,277 $16,948 $16,948 $15,365 $14,516 $13,372 $12,536 $12,248 $12,211 $11,765 $11,494 $11,398 $10,346 $10,346 $10,346 $10,346 $10,346 $8,704 $8,694 $7,816 $7,515 $6,630 $6,630 $5,843 $5,843 $5,638 $5,070 $5,070 $4,354 $4,354 $4,354 $4,159 $3,708 $3,313 $3,146 $2,669 $2,669 $2,585 $2,500 $2,388

HOCKEY National Hockey League All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 61 40 15 6 86169124 Pittsburgh 62 36 21 5 77198163 Philadelphia 61 34 20 7 75203187 New Jersey 62 35 23 4 74172170 N.Y. Islanders63 26 28 9 61148187 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 61 37 21 3 77200140 Boston 65 34 23 8 76199192 Ottawa 63 29 27 7 65187195 Toronto 62 27 27 8 62154180 Buffalo 64 24 30 10 58164177 Montreal Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 62 30 20 12 72158172 Florida Washington 63 32 26 5 69172178 Winnipeg 65 30 27 8 68166186 Tampa Bay 63 29 28 6 64176213 63 24 26 13 61166190 Carolina WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 64 42 19 3 87202151 Detroit 63 39 17 7 85161126 St. Louis 64 37 20 7 81181165 Nashville 64 33 24 7 73193189 Chicago Columbus 63 18 38 7 43146212 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 63 40 16 7 87203154 Colorado 64 33 27 4 70168173 Calgary 63 28 24 11 67151173 Minnesota 63 28 26 9 65139167 Edmonton 62 25 31 6 56167184 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Phoenix 62 32 21 9 73164155 San Jose 61 32 22 7 71177159 Dallas 63 33 26 4 70165171 Los Angeles 64 29 23 12 70138137 Anaheim 63 27 26 10 64161178 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday's Games N.Y. Rangers 2, New Jersey 0 Nashville 2, Los Angeles 1 Edmonton 5, Winnipeg 3 Colorado 4, Anaheim 1 St. Louis 3, Calgary 1 Tuesday's Games Ottawa 1, Boston 0 Florida 5, Toronto 3 Washington 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, OT Carolina 4, Nashville 3 Detroit 5, Columbus 2 Tampa Bay 2, Montreal 1 Los Angeles 4, Minnesota 0 Vancouver at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Philadelphia at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday's Games Pittsburgh at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Chicago, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Buffalo at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Thursday's Games New Jersey at Boston, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Montreal, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m. Florida at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m. Columbus at Colorado, 9 p.m. Calgary at Phoenix, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Buffalo at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS Tuesday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS_Agreed to terms RHP Collin Balester, RHP Luis Marte, RHP David Pauley, INF Danny Worth and OF Clete Thomas on one-year contracts. KANSAS CITY ROYALS_Agreed to terms with LHP Danny Duffy on a oneyear contract. National League CHICAGO CUBS_Named Bryan Robinson vice president of human resources. HOUSTON ASTROS_Agreed to terms with RHP Jorge De Leon and OF J.B. Shuck on one-year contracts. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MIAMI HEAT_Signed C Mickell Gladness to a second 10-day contract. FOOTBALL National Football League SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS_Signed LB Ahmad Brooks to a six-year contract extension with through the 2017 season.



Wednesday, February 29, 2012

■ Boys Basketball

■ Boys Basketball


Eagles halftime lead and 42-16 lead after three quarters. During that time, Lehman made just six of 32 shots. But that all changed in the fourth quarter. King-White had 17 points in the fourth quarter, Lehman made seven shots from behind the arc and the Cavs hit Houston with a 33-point barrage. Lehman’s full-court pressure led to some easy baskets along the way and when White buried a three with 2:30 to go in the game, it was tied at 44. Mullen, Clack and Curl all hit one of two free throws to give Houston a 51-46 lead with one minute to go and all Lehman could manage down the stretch was a banked three by Tharon Goins. “This is a lesson learned,” Williams said. “I told the guys to remember this feeling because you don’t want to have it again. You have to give Houston all the credit. They did a great job of executing.” Philpot had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats, while Clack added 14 points and Curl scored 12. King-White led Lehman with 24 point and added seven rebounds. John Husa pulled down nine rebounds to lead the Cavaliers. Houston was 17 of 32 from the floor for 53 percent and 15 of 20 from the line for 75 percent, while Lehman was 18 of 55 from the floor for 33 and four of 11 from the line for 36 percent. But it is the Wildcats winning the matchup of the third and fourth seeds. “This teams has been progressing all year,” Willoughby said. “We just keep getting better and better — we are peaking at the right time.” Which means the Wildcats will be another tough out in the postseason. Lehman — 49 Solomon King-White 9-0-24, John Husa 1-0-2, Michael Jacob 1-3-5, Alex Baker 2-0-5, Drew Westerheide 2-1-6, James Rego 00-0, Tharon Goins 1-0-3, Ben Thieman 1-0-2, Jackson Frantz 00-0, Greg Spearman 1-0-2, Josh Smith 0-0-0. Totals: 18-4-49. Houston — 54 Adam Mullen 0-7-7, Nate Ritchie 1-0-2, Brandon Clack 4-213, Jesse Phlipot 6-4-18, Ryan Curl 5-2-12, Jake Braun 1-0-2, Gary Phipps 0-0-0, Evan Winner 0-0-0. Totals: 17-15-54. Score By Quarters Lehman..................5 9 16 49 Houston ..............16 28 42 54 3-point goals: Lehman — King-White 6, Baker, Westerheide, Goins. Houston — Clack 3, Phlipot 2. Records: Lehman 12-10. Houston 11-10.

■ CONTINUED FROM 15 Eagles coast to a 62-51 victory Tuesday at the Trojan Activities Center. Three Eagles were in double figures and everyone was involved as Troy Christian — now 17-5 — tied the school record for wins in a season and advanced to Friday’s Division IV Sectional final against top-seeded Jefferson. “‘Together, we can do much’ — that’s kind of been our saying this year,” Troy Christian coach Ray Zawadzki said. “This is the first time in school history that we’ve won a secondround tournament game, and we’ve tied the school record for wins in a season. And it’s all because of how unselfish these kids are. “I’m a team basketball coach, and that’s what makes these kids so great. They don’t care who scores so long as we score. We’ve had five different leading scorers this year — it’s a ‘pick your poison’ thing. Who are you going to guard? Because the other kids are going to pick it up.” And after the Trojans (8-13) surprised the Eagles with a 7-2 spurt to start the game, Grant was in the thick of the rally. A steal-and-layup by the senior tied the game at 7-7, but Arcanum pulled back ahead at 14-9. Christian Salazar kicked out to Grant for a 3 to cut the lead to two, and then hit Nathan Salazar Kirkpatrick for another 3 to give the Eagles their first lead at 15-14 with one minute left in the first. After a Trojan turnover, Salazar set up Zawadzki for a buzzer-beating 3 that rattled in and made it 1814 after one. An Arcanum 3 to start the second quarter cut the lead to one, but it was as close as the Trojans would get. Grant buried a 3, Salazar cashed in another three-point play and Grant banked in a 3 off of a catchand-shoot curl play that made it 27-19 — and the Trojans got no closer than seven the rest of the way. “As a senior, I try to get my teammates going,” Grant said. “All five of our starters can knock down 3s. If I see that they’re down, I’ll try to look for my shot more and lift them up.” And in the second half, Zawadzki put the game away. The freshman point guard had 13 of his gamehigh 20 points after the break — including eight in the third quarter — and


Troy Christian’s Christian Salazar makes a no-look pass through traffic Tuesday night against Arcanum. added five assists. In the fourth quarter, he ran the offense to perfection, driving and either kicking out to shooters or dumping off for layups … or just finishing himself. “I just want to get my teammates involved, get everyone involved, as much as possible,” he said. “We were hitting our free throws pretty well, so I was just trying to get into the lane and create.” “Our offense is set up off of the dribble-drive, and you’ve got to stop that,” Ray Zawadzki said. “If you do, we can kick out and shoot 3s, like we did in the first half. If you don’t, then it’s layups and dumpoffs like in the second. That’s what makes us a good basketball team. We’re very hard to guard.” Salazar finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists, Kirkpatrick scored seven points, Spencer Thomas had four points and four assists and Logan George added four points. The Eagles now face Jefferson, a 68-32 winner over Xenia Christian in the other semifinal game. “Jefferson is going to be a huge challenge for our young group,” Ray Zawadzki said. “I think we have a surprise in us, but it’s going to take 32 minutes of good basketball. We can’t take one play off.” Meanwhile, the Eagles are still having fun. As Grant asked a Troy Daily News reporter to deliver his message to his girlfriend, all the Troy

Troy Christian’s Spencer Thomas looks to make a pass Tuesday against Arcanum. Christian coach could do was shake his head with a huge smile on his face. “I’m all about making memories,” Ray Zawadzki said. “I enjoy that type of thing. If your kids aren’t having fun, they’re not going to play for you. And I want this to be the most enjoyable experience possible.” Of course, that all depends on what the answer is … Troy Christian — 62 Jacob Grant 4-2-13, Grant Zawadzki 6-5-20, Spencer Thomas 1-2-4, Nathan

Kirkpatrick 3-0-7, Logan George 1-2-4, Aaron Horn 0-0-0, Salazar 4-5-13, Christian Nathanael Boone 0-0-0, Scotty Scott 0-0-0. Totals: 19-16-62. Arcanum — 51 Mitch Brown 4-3-12, Mason Garber 1-0-3, Chey Kramer 3-210, Grady Garno 8-0-16, Brandon Clark 0-0-0, Aaron Balsbaugh 00-0, Parker Behrman 1-0-2, Donnie Kress 1-1-3, Simon Troutwine 2-1-5. Totals: 20-7-51. Score By Quarters TC........................18 32 44 62 Arcanum .............14 25 34 51 3-point goals: Troy Christian — Grant 3, Zawadzki 3, Kirkpatrick 2. Arcanum — Brown, Garber, Kramer 2. Records: Troy Christian 175. Arcanum 8-13.

■ National Basketball Association

Celtics outlast Cavs


■ CONTINUED FROM 15 tied it. We didn’t win that game, so that was in the back of his mind.” But these Wildcats had no intention of turning in their uniforms — not after watching Houston’s magical run to the state tournament a year ago. Despite Lehman starting the fourth quarter with a 28-2 run to tie the game 44-44 and again at 46, Ryan Curl had a basket, Houston’s only field in the fourth quarter, with 1:30 remaining to give the Wildcats a 48-46 lead and Adam Mullen, seven of nine from the line in fourth quarter, sealed the win with free throws. Houston will play Russia in the sectional final at 7 p.m. Friday night. “I am really proud of these guys,” Willoughby said. “I was concerned (in the fourth quarter). Especially with all the sophomores we had out there. Adam Mullen made some big free throws. Ryan (Curl) made up for the one he should have made earlier in the quarter. The kids just did a great job down the stretch.” And Lehman coach Isaiah Williams summed it up pretty well. “You can’t be a one quarter team in the tournament,” Williams said. “You have to give Houston credit. They did a great job tonight. Alex (Baker) had a fever of 102. We got everything out of him we could have. But Jesse Phlipot and Ryan Curl did a great job inside against us.” The first three quarters were textbook Houston basketball. The Wildcats frustrated Lehman at the defensive end and ran the offense to perfection, patiently waiting for the shot they wanted. “Defensive is something we talked about a lot,” Willoughby said. “We had some great rotations. I thought Adam Mullen did a great job on Solomon King-White and Brandon Clack did a nice job on Alex Baker.” On offense, Philpot came out on fire and Lehman couldn’t get the Cats slowed down. Philpot had a perfect first quarter, hitting all four shots, including a three and hitting two free throws as Houston jumped out to a 16-3 lead late in the quarter. Clack added a couple big 3-pointers to the first-half attack. Philpot finished the first half with 13 points and seven rebounds as the Wildcats owned a 28-9


CLEVELAND (AP) — Ray Allen scored 22 points, Kevin Garnett added 18 and the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 86-83 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Boston, which couldn’t hold a 16-point lead in the first quarter, avoided its first six-game skid since dropping seven in a row from April 4-15, 2007. Kyrie Irving returned from a bruised elbow that sidelined him late in the second quarter and led Cleveland with 24 points, 19 in the second half. Irving hit two free throws with 1:21 remaining to give Cleveland an 81-80 lead. After Allen missed a 3pointer, Garnett tipped Irving’s pass, leading to

Allen’s dunk with 48.6 seconds left. Irving drove down the lane and missed a layup with 27 seconds remaining. Garnett missed on Boston’s next possession, but grabbed his own rebound and was fouled by Antawn Jamison with 3.9 seconds to go. Garnett made both shots and the Cavaliers called a timeout, trailing 84-81. Irving was fouled before he could get off a 3-point attempt and made both free throws with 3.5 seconds left. Allen hit two foul shots with 2.4 seconds remaining, and Anthony Parker’s 3-pointer at the buzzer hit the front rim. A moment of silence was observed before the game for the victims of Monday’s

shootings at Chardon High School, located approximately 30 miles from Cleveland. Three students were killed and two were wounded. Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was held scoreless for the first time since March 16 last season against Indiana, but had 11 assists. The Celtics lead the Cavaliers by 2 games for eighth place in the Eastern Conference. Irving left the game with 3:41 remaining before halftime after taking a charge from Paul Pierce. Irving was taken to the locker room and returned to the bench with about two minutes to go, but didn’t play the rest of the half. Cleveland trailed 43-38 at halftime.


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