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Jordan Marshall is congratulated by his parents after he won the state title in the 145-pound weight class in the Division III State Wrestling Tournament Saturday in Columbus.

Troy Christian second in team standings BY COLIN FOSTER Sports Writer There were 224 wrestlers present and 121 schools represented. But there were only two area wrestlers who won state titles at Saturday’s Division III State Wrestling Tournament at Value City Arena in Columbus. Troy Christian — a school with three state team titles and 11 individual champions

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wins. These guys work the state tournament really hard to reach their in Sports, goals. There Page A10 is a lot of good values and lessons to be learned through the sport of wrestling.” The Eagles finished as the runner-up in the Division III team standings — with 81.5 points to champion Apple

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in its history — added to its rich tradition, as B.J. Toal (182) and Jordan Marshall (145) captured titles in their classes. “They were my first state champions as a coach,” Morgan said. “Winning a state championship is nice, but we believe in doing things with excellence — and these guys did that. It was great for these guys to get the • See STATE TITLES on A2


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Miami East coach Preston Elifritz compared his Vikings’ return trip to the Division III District final to a choose-yourown-adventure book. “It was a bitter spot in our season last year,” he said, referring to a one-point loss to Badin. “This year, we wanted to change our ending.” So they looked ahead in the book … and found that the correct path was through the paint with Trina Current. See Sports,


Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, greets supporters Saturday before entering K’s Hamburger Shop in Troy. More than 125 people were on hand to see the presidential candidate, who visited with supporters for about 25 minutes inside K’s.

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presidential hopefuls and presidents who have made With Miami County’s strong stops in Troy, see today’s Valley, Republican ties, Republican presi- Page B1 dential candidate Rick Santorum stopped in at K’s Hamburger Shop to convince customers still on the proverbial political fence that he’s the strongest candidate to not only win the Republican ticket on Super Tuesday, but to defeat President Barack Obama in November. “I’m the strongest candidate that fits right in with the conser-

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TROY prior to “Super Tuesday.” Troy Mayor Michael L. Beamish said K’s Hamburger Shop is the political heartbeat of the county. “It’s kind of our stopping spot,” Beamish said while sitting in a booth, splitting a milkshake with his wife Ginny. “The county has often been a stopping place, especially for the Republicans — it’s a

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waiting in line, like everyone else, for his order at the counter that has served multiple political figures, such as Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former President George W. Bush. “Help us out,” Santorum said as he shook hands, signed placards and posed for pictures as members of his staff passed out buttons and yard signs. “Thanks for coming out • See DAMAGE on A2 — it’s good to see everybody.” Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine escorted Santorum and his family, including his wife, Karen, and several of his children, to Troy before heading to Lima and Bowling Green. DAISY HILL, Ind. (AP) — This “He’s a true conservative,” said DeWine, a former U.S. Senator and is a town that’s almost impossible to find, even if you’re trying. But a massive tornado did. • See SANTORUM on A2 Daisy Hill’s name evokes beauty, winding along Blue River Road before it eases into Honey Run Road. But a twister nearly swept the tiny Indiana enclave away, good place to be.” leaving its mark with fickleness by “We just have that history and what it tore apart and what it left that probably started with the unblemished. railroad, which probably had “There ain’t nothing left,” said something to do with it,” Beamish Rick Stansberry as he took a break added. “We’ve got that ‘Hometown from the chain saw he used to clear in the Heartland’ feel. We enjoy away a once-towering pine tree being able to have political figures that toppled onto headstones in come and stop in Troy, Ohio U.S.A. Daisy Hill’s cemetery. — we are just pleased to have peoMany of the small towns dotting ple who take the time to come to the southern Indiana landscape the community. “ felt the brunt of Friday’s violent storms that barreled across the

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WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) — Across the South and Midwest, survivors emerged Saturday to find blue sky and splinters where homes once stood, cars flung into buildings and communications crippled after dozens of tornadoes chainsawed through a region of millions, leveling small towns along the way. At least 38 people were killed in five states, but a 2-year-old girl was somehow found alive and alone in a field near her Indiana home. Her family did not survive. A couple that fled their home for the safety of a restaurant basement made it, even after the storms threw a school bus into their makeshift shelter. Saturday was a day filled with such stories, told as emergency officials trudged with search dogs past knocked-down cellphone towers and ruined homes looking for survivors in rural Kentucky and Indiana, marking searched roads and homes with orange paint. President Barack Obama offered federal assistance, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared an emergency Saturday. The worst damage appeared centered in the small towns of southern Indiana and eastern Kentucky’s Appalachian foothills. No building was untouched and

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current state attorney general. “He’s the best candidate for November and the best to beat Obama — we have to beat Obama.� John Santorum, 19, one of Santorum’s seven children, said he’s enjoyed tagging along on the campaign trail to drum up support for his father’s bid for president. “I love traveling and getting to meet people and go to all these cool places,� John Santorum said. “It’s been a good time and the people you get to meet from all over has been awesome.� It was seeing Santorum’s family at K’s that kept Kelly Joseph, a Tipp City resident and owner of a manufacturing company in Piqua, at the restaurant on a Saturday afternoon. Joseph said, “It’s always a good day to come to K’s,� but stayed after hearing that Santorum was stopping in for a visit. “We thought we wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to meet a future president,� Joseph said. “I think Ohio is critical for him for the race — Obama has to be beaten.� Joseph said as a small business owner with 45 employees, Obama’s health care program has placed financial strain on his business in a down economy and regulations are making it harder to do business. “It’s just hard to be in business anymore and challenging to keep up with regulations,� Joseph said. “It’s almost like being in manufacturing has become negative in the public view, yet, manufacturing is critical to the U.S. economy,� Joseph said. “Obamacare has been very hard on us

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and we constantly battle to keep health insurance affordable.� Joseph said he also feels like once politicians get to D.C., they forget about the American people outside of the “beltway.� “It seems as though once they get inside the beltway,

they forget about the American people,� Joseph said. “I’m undecided, but maybe seeing him may change my mind,� Joseph said prior to Santorum’s visit. Afterward, Joseph said he enjoyed seeing Santorum’s family and

spoke with John as they passed through K’s. “I talked to his son a lot and got a handshake and a brief ‘hi’ from Santorum,� Joseph said. “His son seemed like a very nice, humble child — it’s very nice to see the family side.�

O’Brien said prior to Santorum’s stop. “I’m glad Santorum stopped in.� O’Brien said although he is not able to announce which Republican candidate he personally supports, or which candidate the Miami County Republicans support, until the primary is complete, he said whoever wins the Republican ticket, they’ll support him. ‘We’ll work hard for whoever that is,� O’Brien said. It was an opportunity for several Troy High School

seniors to get a closer look at history in the making. “I just want to be knowledgeable about the candidates and see what’s out there,� said Will Matthews, 18, a senior at Troy High School. “I wanted to see what (Santorum) is like in person.� Yet, Santorum’s visit was not Matthew’s first brush with a political figure. Matthews was part of the class of students that led “The Pledge of Allegiance� during former President George W. Bush’s appearance in 2004 on the Public Square. Matthews, along with several classmates, said they came out to see Santorum when they heard

he was coming in their American Politics class. For Matthews, it is his first opportunity to vote in an election. “It’s exciting because it means that I’m an adult and I’m a functioning part of society,� he said. Thomas Haney, 17, said he came out to see Santorum for the opportunity to get a closer look at a presidential candidate. “I thought it’d be a cool opportunity,� Haney said. “It gives us the opportunity to put a name with the face.� Haney revealed he was more of a Mitt Romney supporter, but said when it’s his turn to vote, he’ll most likely vote Republican.

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The National Weather Service said the four twisters to hit Kentucky were the worst in the region in 24 years. In Indiana, an EF-4 tornado the second-highest on the Fujita scale that measures tornadic force packing 175 mph winds, hit the town of Henryville, and stayed on the ground for more than 50 miles. The storms scarred the landscape over hundreds of miles, leaving behind a trail of shredded sheet metal, insulation, gutted churches, crunched-up cars and even a fire hydrant. The trailer that was once the home of Viva Johnson’s mother was sitting in a graveyard on Saturday, covering the dead alongside downed trees and other debris. “You can’t even tell where the headstones are,� said Johnson, who lives in Pulaski County, Ky. In Indiana, a toddler was found alone in a field near her family’s home after a tornado hit in New Pekin. Authorities learned Saturday she is the sole survivor of her immediate family, said Cis Gruebbel, a spokeswoman for Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky. The girl’s mother, father, 2-month-old sister and 3-year-old brother all died Friday, Gruebbel said. She is in critical condition with extended family members at the hospital. About 20 miles east, a twister demolished Henryville, Ind.

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nomenal showing,� Morgan said. “We come in here and have four guys place. All of these guys stepped up and wrestled great. Although it didn’t go as well for some of the guys, I think we had a really great tournament. We’ll be coming back next year to dominate.�

Glass shards were everywhere. A downed power line snaked across their front yard. On Saturday, as the two counted their blessings and picked through the rubble, Nelson held up a chunk of dishware, then wondered: “This is my good china. Where did that come from?� Equally curious were her eyeglass lenses left on the kitchen table. The frame on the floor. In a hutch, her finer dishes were untouched. Nelson then cried as her thoughts turned to her husband, the household’s handyman before his death a year ago. He put in the basement bathroom because it was in the sturdiest place in the house, as if he had a premonition that someday it might be used to save lives. Across the narrow road, amid a debris field with mattresses and occasional heaps of everyday life that looked like they went through a blender, Cindy Lanham bundled up against temperatures in the 40s as she helped her family rustle up their belongings. Only the foundation of her home of 12 years remained intact. Her scrapbooks, the house’s insurance papers and her quilts were nowhere to be found. But she had her life and credits the cellar for that. As the storm barreled down, she and husband crouched in the basement corner, put their arms over their heads and held on. Moments later, they looked up and saw only sky through where the floor had been.



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literacy or wish to learn English as a second language, and those interested in • ART EXHIBIT: A Kids’ becoming tutors, can contact Nature Art Gallery exhibit the message center at (937) will feature Piqua students in C o m m u n i t y 660-3170. grades first through sixth at • EXPLORATION HIKE: Brukner Nature Center. The Calendar The Miami County Park exhibit will feature creations District will have an Adult by students in grades first CONTACT US Nature Walking Club hike at 9 through third at Springcreek a.m. at Maple Ridge, the Elementary and grade entrance to Stillwater Prairie fourth through sixth at Reserve, 10430 State Route Wilder Intermediate. Works Call Melody 185, Covington. Join naturalof art range from sunflower ists or a volunteer leader as Vallieu at drawings inspired by Van they head out to explore 440-5265 to Gogh to paper collage field nature. Walks are not strenumice inspired by a Leo list your free ous or fast-paced. Walks are Lionni picture book. the first Tuesday of every held calendar • CREATURE FEAmonth. For more information, items.You TURE: The red-tailed hawk visit the park district’s website will be featured from 2-3 can send at p.m. at Brukner Nature your news by e-mail to Center, Troy. As spring • CLASS REUNION draws more near, many aniLUNCH: The class of 1961 mals have been preparing Piqua Central High School will for the upcoming breeding meet for lunch at the Piqua season. One of these aniUpper Valley Mall’s food court at 12:30 p.m. mals which will begin breeding and nesting • DEMOCRATS TO MEET: The Miami season very soon is the red tailed hawk. County Democratic Party will meet at 6:30 Come discover more about this bird of prey, p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. including some mating behaviors and how Civic agendas and where they raise their young. There will • The Concord Township Trustees will even be an opportunity to meet one of these meet at 10 a.m. at the Concord Township remarkable raptors. This event is free and Memorial Building, 1150 Horizon West Court, open to the public. Troy. • GLEE CLUB: The Ohio State


University’s Men’s Glee Club will offer a concert at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Troy. The program is free and a free will offering will be taken. • SUNDAY BREAKFAST: Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a made-to-order breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Everything is a la carte. • BREAKFAST SET: Boy Scout Troop No 586 of the American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will present an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon for $6. Items available will include eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, toast, cinnamon rolls, fruit, juice, waffles and pancakes. • THEATRICAL PRODUCTION: The Troy Civic Theatre will present “Blythe Spirit,” by Noel Coward, at 4 p.m. at the Barn in the Park. The romantic comedy pits the wife of a successful novelist against the spirit of his first, now dead wife. Tickets are $12, and reservations can be made by calling 3397700. • BREAKFAST SET: The Sons of the AMVETS Post 88 will offer an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. The meal, which will be $6, will include bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, home fries, coffee, milk and orange juice. • SUGAR BUSH WALK: Starting at 2:30 p.m. from the Aullwood Farm Building, visitors can discover how to make maple syrup during the last hikes through the sugar bush. See how to tap the trees, collect the sap and boil it in a wood fired evaporator to make delicious sweet treat. Boiling takes place in the sugar house. Everyone gets to taste the final product. • PANCAKE BRUNCH: A pancake brunch will be offered every half hour between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Aullwood’s Marie S. Aull Education Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. At the Farm, Aullwood staff will lead sugar bush walks to the sugar house where sap is boiling into maple syrup. Prices are $6.50 per adult and $3.50 per child (12 and under). Reservations are suggested by calling Aullwood at (937) 890-7360.

MONDAY • GRANDMOTHERS TO MEET: The Miami Grandmothers Club will meet from 1-3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in the social room, 110 W. Franklin St. Adam Jacomet from Sterling House of Troy will be the featured speaker. Also, Sterling House will be providing lunch beginning at 1 p.m. Non-members wishing to attend can contact Pat Swank at 339-2350 in order to make their lunch reservation. Civic agendas • Monroe Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the Township Building. • The Tipp City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center. • The Troy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the meeting room in Council Chambers. • The Staunton Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Staunton Township building. • Covington Board of Public Affairs will meet at 4 p.m. in the Water Department office located at 123 W. Wright St., Covington. • The Potsdam Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the village offices.

TUESDAY • BAND CONCERT: The Troy High School concert band wind ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. in the Troy High School auditorium. Songs to be performed include “Who’s Who In Navy Blue,” by Sousa, “The Morning Trumpet,” “Rhapsody on American Shaped Note Melodies,” “Havendance,” “Electricity,” “Bandology and Ode,” “Fanfare and Festival.” All concerts are free and open to the public. Contact Kathy McIntosh at 332-6061 for more information. • FRIDAY DINNER: The Covington VFW Post No. 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer dinner from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 753-1108. • LITERACY MEETING: The Troy Literacy Council, serving all of Miami County, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center in Troy. Adults seeking help with basic

WEDNESDAY • BAND CONCERT: The Troy High School Symphonic Band and Jazz II will perform at 7 p.m. in the Troy High School auditorium. Songs to be performed are “Spontaneous Combustion,” “Concert Variations,” “March of the Belgian Paratroopers,” “Area 51,” “Come In From The Rain” and “Just a Closer Walk With Thee.” All concerts are free and open to the public. Contact Kathy McIntosh at 332-6061 for more information. • DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS: The annual Dollars for Scholars Spaghetti Supper will be offered from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Covington High School. All proceeds from the dinner will support scholarships for students. The menu will feature all-you-can-eat Italian spaghetti, garlic toast, homemade coleslaw, dessert and drink. The cost is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children under 12. Carry out orders also will be available. • SUPPORT GROUP: The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the UVMC Cancer Care Center in the lower level of the Upper Valley Medical Center, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Programs provide information and support to ostomates and their families, and are beneficial to health care professionals as well. The March program will feature nursing students from Edison Community College. For more information, call (937) 440-4706. • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troy Country Club, 1830 Peters Road, Troy. Lunch is $10. Beth Shrake will speak about the Troy Rec. For more information, contact Kim Riber, vice president, at (937) 974-0410.

MVRPC elects officers and residents to advance regional priorities. MVRPC is a forum and DAYTON — The Miami Conservancy District; resource where these Valley Regional Planning Willa Bronston, Jefferson regional partners can Township; Judy Dodge, Commission elected new identify priorities, develop Montgomery County executive officers at its public policy and impleCommission; Dolores March 1 meeting. ment collaborative strateGillis, City of Tipp City; MVRPC’s executive gies to improve the qualiofficers for 2012-2013 are Arthur Haddad, Troy Area ty of life and economic Chamber of Commerce; as follows: chair, Michael vitality throughout the Rap Hankins, City of Beamish, mayor, City of Miami Valley. MVRPC Troy (Miami County); vice Trotwood; Jerry Hirt, performs various regional Bethel Township; Brian chair, Jan Vargo, council planning activities, Jarvis, City of member-at-large, City of including air quality, Beavercreek; Matthew Huber Heights (Montwater quality, transportagomery County); and sec- Joseph, City of Dayton; tion, land use, research Chris Mucher, Miami ond vice chair, Carol and GIS. As the designatTownship (Greene Graff, trustee, ed Metropolitan Planning County); Thomas Nagel, Beavercreek Township Organization, MVRPC is City of Fairborn; John (Greene County). responsible for transO’Brien, Miami County In addition, some new portation planning in officials were added to the Commission; Woodrow Greene, Miami and executive committee. The Stroud, Greene County Montgomery counties and 2012-2013 executive com- Transit; William Vogt, parts of northern Warren City of Piqua; and David mittee is now comprised County. of the following represen- Wesler, Preble County. For more information, The Miami Valley tatives: contact Donald R. Spang, Alan Anderson, Greene Regional Planning MVRPC’s executive direcCounty Commission; John Commission strives to fos- tor, at (937) 223-6323, or at Beals, City of Centerville; ter collaboration among or go to communities, stakeholders Janet Bly, Miami

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THURSDAY • SPRING BAZAAR: Hobart will have a Relay For Life fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. at the Eagles Campground, 2552 Troy-Urbana Road, Troy. Home business consultants will show off their spring lines. A portion of the vendor’s sales will be donated to Relay. Light snacks and door prizes also will be part of the event. • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning discovery walk for adults will be offered from 8-9:30 a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom Hissong, education coordinator, will guide walkers as they experience the seasonal changes taking place. Bring binoculars. • PROJECT FEEDERWATCH: Project FeederWatch, for adults only, will be offered from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Aullwood. Participants are invited to count birds, drink coffee, eat doughnuts, share stories and count more birds. This bird count contributes to scientific studies at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Check out the Cornell web site at for more information. • WOODCOCK WALK: A woodcock walk, where visitors will learn about the private little bird, will be at 6:30 p.m. at Aullwood, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. A brief indoor session will be followed by a walk to the meadow where the “timber doodles” should be performing. Dress for cool evening temperatures. • WINDY MOON: A full moon walk will be offered from 8-9:30 p.m. at Aullwood, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. An Aullwood naturalist will lead this relaxing night walk in the light of March’s Windy Moon — calm winds willing.

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Troy Main Street Inc. honored several individuals and groups at its recent annual meeting. Awards were given to recognize restoration, beautification and volunteer support that contributed toward the enhancement of downtown Troy. Award recipients included: • Preservation Hero Award — Tony Blundell for his preservation and restoration of the Wasserman and Dye buildings. • Downtown Impact Award — Wade Westfall for his renovation of the Mayo building and exterior improvement to three other downtown buildings. • Downtown Impact Award — Troy Beautification Committee for the downtown flowers and holiday lighting. • Volunteers of the Year Award — Beverly and Charles Bell for the Downtown Troy Farmers


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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 Los Angeles Times on fallout from Quran burnings at U.S. base in Afghanistan: Three Republican presidential candidates are shamelessly criticizing President Barack Obama for apologizing to the government of Afghanistan for the incineration of Qurans at a U.S. military base in that country. Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum should be praising the president instead, not only because acknowledging the offense to Muslim sensibilities was the decent thing to do but because it may have prevented an even worse backlash than the one that has cost four American lives so far. That said, the violence — in which more Afghans than Americans have been killed — is an ominous reminder of the fragility of the relationship between the United States and its allies on the one hand, and an Afghan populace wearied by a decade of Western occupation on the other. Especially shocking was the execution-style murder of two U.S. service members assigned to the supposedly secure precincts of the Interior Ministry. The gunman, who is still at large, is suspected of being an Afghan police intelligence officer. Afterward, U.S. commanders withdrew Western military advisors from various Afghan ministries as a precaution. The symbolism was stark: Americans couldn’t trust their Afghan allies. … After stabilizing the military situation in Afghanistan with a surge of 33,000 troops in late 2009, Obama is now withdrawing forces, and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has expressed hope that the U.S. combat role in the country will end in 2013, a year earlier than NATO originally estimated. Meanwhile, the U.S. is gingerly exploring the possibility of a political solution in Afghanistan while reorienting its anti-terror strategy to targeted attacks on individuals. Someday — sooner rather than later, we hope — U.S. troops will be gone and there will be less of an opportunity for clashes of culture like the conflict over the burning of the Quran. The Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, N.Y., on a war correspondent’s death in Syria. Because the profession is so routinely denigrated by critics or those with political agendas, it is easy to forget that journalism is an often thankless, endlessly difficult and, at times, life-threatening occupation. Marie Colvin reminded the world of that. The 56-year-old foreign correspondent was killed recently in Homs, Syria, the victim of rocket attacks that also claimed the life of French photojournalist Remi Ochlik. They were the sixth and seventh journalists killed in Syria since November (an eighth died Feb. 24). With Homs surrounded, they may well be buried there. While the extent of the government shelling is not fully known, its human toll has been felt worldwide because of the reporting Colvin did right up until her death. … She shared the grievous conditions inside Homs — a city being pounded by its own government as Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad seeks to quell a popular uprising. Colvin reported on — and from — a cellar known as the widow’s basement, where women and children huddled, wept and prayed. The night before her own death, she shared a story of a baby who slowly died of his wounds. Colvin believed it is the journalist’s duty to provide such unvarnished, unflinching accounts of the realities of war. A longtime reporter for the Sunday Times of London, she shied away from nothing. Baghdad in 1991; Kosovo in the late 1990s; East Timor in 1999; Sri Lanka in 2001, where she lost an eye to shrapnel. She told stories from the victims’ point of view, with special attention paid to women and children. A fearless correspondent, Colvin brought honor to her profession. A product of Oyster Bay, Long Island, she brought honor to her state. Throughout her life and even in death, she brought attention to the humanitarian crisis that is, always, war.

THEY SAID IT “It’s a little sad — it’s a little premature way to end my career. But it’s been a good nine years. I’ve made a lot of memories. I’ve made a lot of good friends and met a lot of great people. I can’t believe some of the things I’ve been able to do and the places I’ve been able to go because of football.” — Troy High School graduate Kris Dielman, on retiring from the San Diego Chargers after nine years in the NFL “Nobody wanted to play against him. He was so physical. He would finish every block. I remember watching him in college, he was driving future first round draft picks into the bleachers. He played football like it was a fight. He gave everything he had on every single play — and he got respect for it. If guys didn’t respect him, he made them respect him. It was a privilege to be associated with a player like that.” — Former Troy High School football coach Steve Nolan, on Dielman

Soaring gas prices prove it’s time for new strategy Soaring energy prices are raising the cost of living on families and small businesses across the country, presenting our nation’s economy with yet another challenge as it struggles to return to lasting job creation and prosperity. And as with most of the challenges that have been thrown in our economy’s path in recent years, the misguided policies of our federal government are contributing directly to the problem. For decades, our country has stumbled along without a coherent national energy strategy. Big Government policies crafted in Washington by pandering politicians have kept America’s vast energy resources under lock and key, forcing us to become more dependent on foreign oil and leaving us vulnerable to the whims of overseas energy cartels such as OPEC. Such policies have also crippled the development and implementation of alternative energy sources in the United States, choking off royalties and revenues that could have been used over the years to promote the widespread use of new energy technologies such as wind and solar power. Policies blocking the responsible production of American-made energy have also stymied the creation of countless new and well-paying American jobs. Instead, those jobs have been created in countries like Brazil — which, as I saw firsthand on a recent congressional delegation mission to Latin America, is more

John Boehner Guest Columnist than happy to sell energy to the United States if we won’t produce it ourselves. We’ve seen the job-crushing effect of such Washington policies in Ohio on many occasions – most recently on Feb. 29, when GenOn Energy announced that its plants in Avon Lake and Niles will be among eight energy plants nationwide that will be closed as a result of excessive government regulation. Reports indicate the company is unsure of how many, if any, of the jobs at those Ohio facilities it will be able to preserve. As recently reported by the Associated Press, the national average for regular gasoline is at the “highest price ever for the end of February.” Ohio’s average price as of this writing is $3.77 per gallon. Americans are fed up — not just with skyrocketing gas prices, but with Washington’s ongoing refusal to adopt a rational national strategy that will bring about genuine energy security for our country.

This is why I and other Republicans for years have been focused on implementing an “all-ofthe-above” energy policy that promotes the responsible production of all forms of American-made energy — from increased domestic oil and gas production to the development and increased use of alternative energy sources, including solar, wind, and nuclear power. Early in 2011, at my direction, House Republicans launched the American Energy Initiative, a plan to help address high gas prices and create new jobs by increasing energy production. As part of that initiative, the House has passed legislation that would open the most promising areas off shore to responsible U.S. exploration and production; decrease delays in production permitting; encourage development of 1.5 trillion barrels of oil shale in the Rocky Mountain West; make available 3 percent of land in the Arctic coastal plain, known to be rich in natural resources; remove regulatory barriers to the development of renewable energy sources on federal lands; and require approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. These are just a few of the things that need to be done to improve our country’s energy security. When Democrats controlled both houses of Congress, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t even allow our “allof-the-above” bill containing reforms such as these to be brought to a vote.

I was encouraged recently when President Obama broke with the Democratic leadership in the House and Senate and expressed support — rhetorically, at least — for our “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, after years of opposing such an approach. The weeks ahead will tell us whether the president has truly has become an advocate for “all of the above,” or those were just empty election-year sound-bites. A good place to start is the Keystone XL pipeline. While President Obama has in the past blocked this important project, the builder of the Keystone XL pipeline recently announced it will reapply for a presidential permit to bring oil resources from Canada into the United States. The current turmoil in the Middle East and its effect on gas prices reminds us how dangerous it is to rely so much on that region for our energy supply. To provide greater energy security, I have urged the president to change course and expeditiously approve the pipeline permit as soon as the application has been filed. We must act now. Americans can't wait for Washington to address our nation’s growing energy crisis. John Boehner represents Ohio’s 8th District, which includes all of Darke, Miami and Preble counties, most of Butler and Mercer counties, and the northeastern corner of Montgomery County. He was first elected to Congress in 1990.


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The March 2012 Miami East FFA Members of the Month are Jarrett Willoughby and Stevee Hazel. Both were recognized for their participation in FFA activities. Willoughby is the son of Pamela Heidenescher and Chris Bochenek of Conover and Charles Willoughby of Vandalia. He is a freshman and firstyear member of the Miami East FFA Chapter. He has participated in National Convention, soils judging and parliamentary procedures. He was helpful in the FFA’s recent FFA Week activities, in which he volunteered daily to help run a lunchtime activity. Hazel is the daughter of Stephen and Leann Hazel of Fletcher. She is a sophomore and second-year member of the Miami East FFA Chapter. She is a member of the state qualifying Agricultural Sales Team. At the contest she will sell an agricultural product and handle a customer service situation. She has participated in Ag Day, the State Agriscience Fair and fruit sales fundraiser. Her Supervised Agricultural Experience pro-



gram is market goats. Every month of the school year the Miami East FFA will select a student to be the FFA Member of the Month. The officer team will nominate one student who has been actively involved in the FFA chapter, school and community activities. If selected, the member will be recognized at the monthly FFA meeting, have their picture displayed in the Miami East Ag Room, and will receive a special medallion in celebration of their accomplishment.


Covington after-prom meeting set for Monday

Board of elections special meeting scheduled

COVINGTON — Parents of Covington High School juniors who would like to help make the 2012 Covington Afterprom a success are invited to the next junior class parents meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the high school library. Parents are needed to chaperone the event and help with after-prom activities. For more information about the meeting, contact Dave or Cindy Tobias at 473-3944, or Kevin or Kim Rindler at 473-2705.

TROY — A special meeting of the Miami County Board of Elections is planned for 6:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Miami County Meeting Room, adjacent to the board of elections office on the ground floor of the Miami County Courthouse, 215 W. Main St. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss Tuesday’s primary election.

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MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Veterans History Project Committee volunteers now are schedulWEST MILTON — The FY2011 finan- ing March interviews for Miami County cial report of the Milton-Union Exempted veterans interested in a free video recording of personal military experiVillage School District is available for ences for The Library of Congress inspection. Collection and their families. The report will be on file for public Call Bob Shook at 339-2637 to schedviewing during normal business hours at ule an appointment or for more informathe board of education office, 112 S. tion. Spring St., West Milton.

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ELDON L. BOWSER PIQUA — Eldon L. Bowser, 74, of 906 W. Grant St., Piqua, died at 8 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012, at his residence. He was born Nov. 30, 1937, in Springfield, to the late Clyde Edmond and Iness Marie (Walls) Bowser. He married Mary R. Owen Jan. BOWSER 26, 1973, in Troy; and she survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Cheryl (Thomas) Beck of Piqua; a son, Douglas Penny of Piqua; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Arthur (Gay) Bowser of Conover; and three sisters, Florene Burns of Greenville, Nancy (John) Harvey of Celina, and Judy (William) Robertson of Dunmor, Ky. Mr. Bowser retired from Enpo (Crane) Pump Co. following 39 years of employment, after which he worked as a greeter for Walmart for seven

CHARDON (AP) — Hundreds of people stood shoulder to shoulder along the street on a cold, windy Saturday morning to honor one of three teenagers killed in a high school shooting. The service in Chardon for 16-year-old Daniel Parmertor is the first of the three funerals. Services for 16-year-old Demetrius Hewlin and 17-year-old Russell King Jr. will be held next week. Parmertor’s family said they planned to bury him


neurs to receive information in several areas in a relatively short period of time. In addition, since the presenters will be local business people, the participants will have the chance to network and learn from successful people who can help them with their business. Following the boot camp, participants will continue to receive training from Edison’s SBDC and will form their own networking organization. The boot camp will kick off with a lunch and speaker Wesley Gipe, the founder of Agil IT, an organization based in Troy that offers solutions in healthcare information technology. The lunch speaker for the second day of the boot camp will be Greg Smith, president of Energy Optimizers, an energy-efficiency and conservation organization in Tipp City that specializes in helping schools and government agencies reduce energy usages and costs. Both speakers will share their personal experiences and insights as small business owners. Other presenters for the

entrepreneurs from their communities. “The primary mission of a community college is to serve its constituents and promote economic development. Increasing business entrepreneurship has proven to be a successful strategy for economic growth,” Valdez stated. “Edison is well positioned to provide the level of expertise necessary and is committed to partnering with entrepreneurs. We are confident that these joint efforts will increase entrepreneurship in our communities.” According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses make up 43 percent of the private sector payroll and created 65 percent of the new jobs over the last 17 years. “People are beginning to recognize the important role entrepreneurs play in our society,” stated Jim Hill, business incubation manager of The Entrepreneurs Center. “Research has shown that one-third of our country’s GDP is now created by growing entrepreneurial companies that didn’t even exist 20 years ago.” Hill is excited about the opportunity to be involved in the boot camp. * Your 1st choice for complete Home “It is a great time to join Medical Equipment the entrepreneurial movement and the ‘Growing Lift Chairs Entrepreneurs’ Boot Camp 1990 W. Stanfield, Troy, OH is a great way to get start45373 • 937-335-9199 ed,” Hill said. The format of a boot 2260581 camp allows new entrepre-

event will include Jim Hill and Patricia Newcomb of The Entrepreneur Center; Jerry Alexander from the SBDC; Kevin Behr and Audrey Gutman from Behr Design; John Deeds from Faulkner, Garmhousen, Keister and Shenk; Sam Robinson from Murray, Wells, Wendlen and Robinson; and Peggy Wiggins, Edison Community College. Valdez said he truly believes this venture is the first step of many in serving entrepreneurs and promoting their growth and development. “Edison will continue to serve its communities and strengthen its efforts to promote economic development, eventually increasing the offerings and services to entrepreneurs,” Valdez said. “We invite and encourage anyone who has experienced entrepreneurial success or has ideas about how we can promote entrepreneurship to join Edison in our efforts.” Registration can be completed online at www., or by calling Helen Willcox at 778-7816 or emailing 2260561

Business and The Industry Center at Edison, the Small Business Development Center and The Entrepreneur Center in Dayton have partnered to present an intense weekend boot camp for aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs, titled “Growing Entrepreneurs.” Area business people will present topics that are vital to the success of new business owners, such as what it takes to start a business, marketing, legal issues, finance and leadership. The event is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. April 20 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 21, and will be held at Edison’s Piqua campus. The fee is $59 and includes lunch both days as well as materials that will be helpful for new entrepreneurs. The arrival of Dr. Cristobal Valdez as president last May signaled a new focus on entrepreneurship for Edison. Under his direction, Edison applied for and received a small grant from the Coleman Foundation, a private grantmaking foundation based in Illinois. Information on their website states that their goal is to “create change by supporting practical, financially sustainable, results-oriented initiatives” in the areas of entrepreneurship education, cancer research care and treatment, housing and education for the handicapped, and diverse educational programs. This purpose of this grant was to help colleges creatively engage with practicing

years. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army. As an outdoorsman he particularly enjoyed fishing and camping. Sincere appreciation is extended to Heartland of Piqua, Upper Valley Medical Center and Hospice of Miami County for their special care. A service to honor his life will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, with Arthur J. Bowser officiating. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Visitation will be from 57 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County Inc., P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences to the family also may be expressed through jamiesonand

• Sidney Wheat TROY — Sidney Wheat, 73, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. Arrangements are entrusted to FisherCheney Fuenral Home, Troy. • Mary Ellen Pfeiffer TIPP CITY — Mary Ellen Pfeiffer, 85, of Tipp City passed away on Friday, March 2, 2012, at Stonesprings of Vandalia. Private graveside services will be held at Clayton Cemetery at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the HaleSarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.

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

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Entrepreneurs invited to boot camp Edison receives grant for weekend workshop


with his first paycheck still unopened from his new job at a bowling alley, The Plain Dealer reports. Those honoring the teen wore the school’s colors of red and black and huddled in hoods, knit hats and blankets. They held U.S. flags and signs featuring red hearts and saying “We are One Heartbeat.” Some expressed continued disbelief about the Monday attack. Parmertor was remembered as a computer whiz and for his laugh and wit,

WJW-TV reported. Two other students were seriously wounded when a gunman opened fire in the cafeteria at Chardon High School, about 30 miles east of Cleveland. One remains in serious condition; a second has been released from the hospital. The Mass was held at the Church of St. Mary across the street from the school complex where the attack occurred. It’s the same church where thousands showed up for a vigil earlier this week.


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Delaware North president William Bissett says the facility will create hundreds of jobs and milLEBANON (AP) — Two lions of dollars in economic companies have impact. announced plans to purchase Lebanon Raceway in southwest Ohio and devel- Riverbend ‘lawn’ op up to 2,500 video slot now artificial machines and a harness racetrack. CINCINNATI — A The $60 million deal famed Ohio outdoor conincludes the creation of a cert venue has gotten a litnew company, Miami tle greener thanks to a Valley Gaming & Racing, new artificial turf system to manage the developthat its owners hope will ment and operation of the save money and prevent facility. rain-soaked messes that The proposal was marred concerts of the announced Thursday by past. Buffalo, N.Y.-based Riverbend amphitheDelaware North ater on the Ohio river in Companies Gaming & Cincinnati is now the Entertainment and world’s first facility of its Louisville, Ky.-based size to cover its lawn, all Churchill Downs 2.75 acres, with the artifiIncorporated. cial grass.




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Celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Riverside of Miami County invites the entire Miami County community to join in as we celebrate March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. It is a time to recognize people from our area who have developmental disabilities including mental retardation as active citizens, good workers and good neighbors. Mayors representing communities from throughout Miami County as well as Miami County Commissioners O’Brien, Cultice, and Evans proclaimed the month of March 2012 as Developmental Disabilities Month and ask residents to give full support to efforts toward enabling people with developmental disabilities to live productive lives and achieve their potential. “I would like to thank the mayors and commissioners O’Brien, Cultice, and Evans for their assistance in recognizing the March Disabilities Awareness Month program. Our goal is to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of people who have developmen-

Karley Hall Piqua Karley Hall will be three years old in April and has been involved with Riverside’s Early Intervention program since she was two months old. Karley lives in Piqua with her mom April and dad Matt. She is the youngest of five children and loves to play with her big brother and older sisters. Karley enjoys going with her family to Pitsenbarger Park to watch her cousins play baseball

and play on the playground. Karley attends church with her family at the Piqua Apostolic Temple. She is a shy little girl who enjoys singing songs with “Kwinkle, Kwinkle” (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star) being one of her favorites. She also likes to “write letters” to her mommy and daddy. Karley is the heart of her family and is playing and having fun in Piqua, Ohio.

Daniel Cantrell Tipp City Daniel Cantrell is 20 years of age and resides with his mother in Tipp City. Daniel started attending RT Industries during the summer of 2009 to increase his vocational skills while on break from school and has been attending the program ever since. During this time, Riverside and RT Industries’ staff have seen him mature socially and vocationally and are excited about all of the progress he is making. Daniel’s long term goal is to obtain community employment. In 2011, he graduated from the Miami County Career Technology Center with special training in agriculture and landscaping areas. One day he would love to work outdoors at a park setting or on a landscaping crew. In the past, he has experience working with his

tal disabilities so these citizens will have increased access in our community to employment, education, housing, and social opportunities,” said Karen Mayer, Superintendent for Riverside of Miami County, also known as the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities. “It is often attitudinal barriers that adversely affect everyday life for individuals with developmental disabilities,” said Mayer. “In addressing these issues, those barriers, fears and negative attitudes can be replaced with awareness and understanding. “Instead of focusing on what a person with a developmental disability cannot do, we want to encourage everyone to focus on abilities and talents,” said Mayer. “In that way using this year’s theme of Our Community is Better Together, we can really help individuals with developmental disabilities reach their potential. This year’s theme epitomizes our collective community efforts.”

Morgan Campbell

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Piqua Donald, or DJ as he prefers to be called, is a recent high school graduate, and was one of the first people to participate in Project Search through his school. This gave him the opportunity to explore areas of interest in the work of work. Upon graduation from high school, DJ began using services through Riverside to secure employment through RT Industries and to obtain adaptive equipment through Riverside’s Ancillary Services. DJ also receives a Level One Waiver and uses the services of his provider

Developmental disabilities is a broad term that encompasses both mental and physical conditions such as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, spina bifida, autism, Tourette syndrome, learning disabilities, and hearing and visual impairments. People with development disabilities may experience difficulty in such areas as self-care, language, mobility, learning, self-direction, independent living or self-sufficiency. “We invite all members of the community of Miami County to embrace our March awareness month theme, Our Community is Better Together,” said Mayer. The mission of the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities, known to most citizens as Riverside of Miami County, is to empower children and adults with developmental disabilities to live, work and play as full members of the Miami County Community.

to assist with identifying community resources, transportation, errands, and housing searches. In addition to these activities, DJ is taking classes at Edison Community College where he hopes to study human services, and work toward becoming a case worker. DJ is also involved in People First of Miami County, which is a self-advocacy group for local residents with developmental disabilities. DJ serves as Sargeant-at-Arms for this group.

Morgan is 19 years old and lives in West Milton with her mother, stepfather and two brothers. Morgan graduated from Milton Union High School in 2011 and is just beginning her journey into adulthood. She has worked a few different jobs and plans to begin employment at RT Industries in March. Morgan is a fun and sociable young lady who enjoys going to hockey games as well as dances and movies with her friends. She also loves horses, whales and paint by

number pictures. Her favorite restaurant is Taco Bell. Her goal is to one day work in an office in the community. Morgan's Riverside Service and Support Administrator assists her in coordinating all the services in her life.

Loretta Luneke Tipp City

father in his landscaping business and did quite well. Daniel has a great personality and makes friends easily. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with his friends, going to church and The Avenue events, playing video games, hiking and being outdoors, and spending time with his girlfriend. He recently achieved one of his life goals and got his temporary driver permit and is working towards obtaining his license. Daniel is very proud of this recent accomplishment and studied hard for it! He has come such a long way in the past three years, and we can hardly wait to see what the future holds.

Sarah Smith Troy Sarah is a remarkable young woman who lives in Troy, Ohio. Sarah resides with her adult foster care family. Adult Foster Care is a new service that is offered through the Individual Options Waiver she receives from the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. The foster family home has been a wonderful addition to her life, and she has greatly enhanced her social network through this environment. Sarah is a regular at the

YMCA where she loves to work out and listen to music. She helps out her foster care family at their lemon shake-up booth at the Miami County Fair, and she enjoys church services at Ginghamsburg Church. Sarah is also a participant at Quest For Independence in Vandalia. This is an adult day service site for people with disabilities and offers a wide range of engaging activities.

Loretta Luneke is a 59 year old resident of Tipp City. Preferring to be called Lou, she recently moved into her own apartment and loves her independence and her new place. Lou is very friendly and social and has already made lots of new friends at her complex. Lou attends RT Industries five days per week and is a great worker. She has strong vocational skills and will try any job offered to her. She is also a quick learner and catches on easily. She states that she likes working and earning money and enjoys all her friends at work, too. Lou has a very full and active life. She is very close to her family and spends a lot of time with them. She

also loves to go shopping, doing any type of craft, and getting her nails done. Lou is extremely talented in her crafting and loves to make jewelry. She has given everyone in her work group at RT Industries at least one of her bracelets, and they are quite popular! Lou is always happy to share her treasures with others and often gives them away when she knows someone is having a bad day. Lou is a good person, a wonderful worker, and an asset to RT Industries and her community.


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The Future is Brighter – We Inspire Possibilities We Accomplish More – and Everyone Wins!

OUR MISSION: The mission of the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to empower children and adults with developmental disabilities to live, work and play as full members of the Miami County community.

William Reynolds, Jr. Piqua William is an ambitious young man living in Piqua, Ohio with his brother. William has been working with an adult day service site called NOVA, which is now offering supported employment services geared toward finding community employment and developing selfemployment goals for people with disabilities. Through this program William hopes to work toward owning his own business. His current

Troy interest is refinishing furniture. William also receives residential services that assist him with medical appointments, housing tasks, and self-advocacy. He also has the assistance of a Riverside of Miami County Service and Support Administrator to help him coordinate other aspects of his life.

Paula Bertrand Troy Paula Bertrand is 45 years old and a resident of Troy. She lives independently and prefers not to have a roommate because she says, “I’m set in my ways.” Paula is active in the community through the many recreational services offered by Riverside of Miami County. In addition, she is an active member of St. Patrick’s Church. Her interests, which are many, include reading, latch hook, word searches, writing and bowling. Her goal in the future would be to take a long trip to see her grandmother who is 99 years old but lives far away. Many years ago, Paula graduated from what was then Riverside School and then as an adult began working at Riverside’s RT Industries. Paula said that learning reading, writing, math and social skills at school prepared her for her employment at RT Industries where she

Mariah HatemNorthrup Mariah Hatem-Northrup has been involved with Riverside since the age of two starting out in Riverside’s Early Intervention program. Today she is a teenager and continues her involvement with Riverside as well as attending Troy High School. She has been involved in numerous sports throughout her life including Miami County Special Olympics. She is currently involved in Key Club at her school and


has been a dedicated and valued employee for more than 20 years. Over that time, Paula has developed a wide range of work skills, and accepts nothing but perfection in the work she produces whether it is collating, labeling, packaging, cutting, measuring, etc. Paula’s attendance at work is exemplary as she rarely misses a day, and she works at a fast pace to maximize her paycheck! Paula loves to work, has developed many friendships, and feels safe and secure in Troy and working at RT Industries. She is happy to be an active contributing citizen of Miami County.


Justin Kessler resides in Troy and is employed at Tipp O’ the Town Restaurant in Tipp City. When his Riverside Supported Employment Specialist began training him at the restaurant, he was very shy and did not have a lot of self-confidence. It was exciting to see him change during the training process as he was anxiously waiting to be picked up for work on his scheduled days. He recently joined 4H. began talking more and Mariah likes to read, more and even began text friends and work on expanding his conversathe computer in her tions to his co-workers spare time. She will be who have become awestarting her first job at some natural supports RT Industries this sumin his life. Justin is mer, and she is looking very proud that he was forward to entering the able to purchase his world of work. own laptop and a vehicle with his earnings. He is now working on

Ellen Goldstein Ellen Goldstein is 46 years young and resides in Laura with her significant other, Erick. Ellen worked out in the community for twelve years but recently lost her job. Currently, Ellen works weekdays at Riverside’s RT Industries. She works very hard at any job that she is given including cleaning buses and offices and the work she does at RT Industries. She is exploring all of

Justin Kessler

obtaining his driver’s license which will put him one step closer to independence throughout the community. Justin participates in a new innovative program called the Bridges to Transition project which is a partnership between Riverside of Miami County, the Rehabilitation Services Commission and the Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities. This partnership shares in the cost and staff support of this very beneficial project.

Karson Pierce Troy

her opportunities until she can get back into community employment. In her free time, Ellen enjoys camping, fishing and anything that has to do with the great outdoors.

Anyone coming into Riverside’s preschool classroom during the afternoon hours is likely to be greeted with a loud “Hi!” and huge smile from a little boy named Karson Pierce. He doesn’t use a lot of words, but that smile lets everyone know what he’s feeling -“I’m having a wonderful time, and it’s great that you’re here with me!” Karson first became involved with Riverside through the Early Intervention Program

when he was just a baby. Now, after three years in preschool, Karson is known by most Riverside staff members and parents who have children in his class. Next fall, he will move on to the Troy City School system and the halls of Riverside will seem just a little less bright. Way to go Karson!

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March 4, 2012

■ Boys Basketball

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: orms.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 bart_arena.html. • SUBMIT-A-TIP: To submit an item to the Troy Daily News sports section, please contact Josh Brown at

Troy’s Cody May drives around the Lebanon defense Saturday night during the Division I Sectional championship game at University of Dayton Arena. May scored 15 points and had six blocked shots and five rebounds and was instrumental in the Trojans’ 58-54 victory over the Lebanon Warriors — giving Troy its second straight sectional title.

Trojans vindicated Win 2nd straight sectional title BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor Troy and Lebanon both wanted vindication, but for different reasons. Both had already earned some small measure, but Saturday’s Division I Sectional championship game felt like it was for every last bit. The Trojans just wanted it a little more. Troy, still playing without two starters that began the season with the team since they were suspended with three games left in the regular season, made clutch play after clutch play in the game’s final four minutes, coming out on top in a back-andforth battle with the tourna-

TROY ment’s surprise team, Lebanon, and holding on for a hard-fought 58-54 victory Saturday night at UD Arena, earning its second trip to the district championship in as many years. “This one is so much … it’s hard to come up with words. With everything we’ve been through this year, it feels like a better win,” said Troy’s Tyler Miller, who piled up 15 points, six rebounds and five blocked shots and — arguably most importantly — hit 3 of 4 free throws in the game’s final minute to ice the win. “All that, the suspensions and such, it brought us closer together. We’ve


■ See TROJANS on A11

■ Wrestling

■ Girls Basketball


Miami East’s Ashley Current puts up a shot Saturday against Georgetown during the Division III District final in Springfield.

TUESDAY No events scheduled

Choosing their destiny

WEDNESDAY Girls Basketball Division III Regional Semifinal At Springfield HS Miami East vs. Madison (8 p.m.)

Vikings win district crown in 63-39 blowout

SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY No events scheduled MONDAY No events scheduled

THURSDAY Boys Basketball Division III District Final At UD Arena Miami East vs. Finneytown/Summit Country Day (7 p.m.) FRIDAY No events scheduled SATURDAY Boys Basketball Division I District Final At UD Arena Troy vs. LaSalle/Fairfield (1 p.m.)

WHAT’S INSIDE Local Sports...............A11-A12 Auto Racing.......................A12 College Basketball .............A13 Scoreboard .........................A13 Television Schedule ...........A13

Buccs fall short of district title A free throw attempt by Russia guard Ashley Borchers in the closing minutes kind of summed up the Division IV District final Saturday in Pat Wampler Gymnasium at Tippecanoe High School between the Raiders and Covington. The ball became wedged between the rim and the backboard — and after about 20 seconds as the officials were finding something to get the ball down with — it fell through the basket. While it didn’t count, it was typical of just how hard points were to come by in Russia’s 32-23 victory. See Page A11.

Reds tie Indians in spring opener Scott Rolen’s shoulder looked just fine. Mike Leake appeared to be a little rusty. Rolen went 2 for 2 in his return from shoulder surgery that caused him to miss the final two months of last season, and the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians played a 6-6, nine-inning tie Saturday in their spring training opener. See Page A12.


Troy Christian’s Jordan Marshall takes down Delta’s Tyler Fahrer during the 145-pound championship match at the Division III State meet Saturday in Columbus.

Beating the man Toal, Marshall win titles, TC finishes 2nd BY COLIN FOSTER Sports Writer

BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor Miami East coach Preston Elifritz compared his Vikings’ return trip to the Division III District final to a choose-yourown-adventure book. “It was a bitter spot in our season last year,” he said, referring to a one-point loss to Badin. “This year, we wanted to change our ending.”


Jordan Marshall understands that in order to be the man, you have to beat the man. B.J. Toal just had to prove that he was the man.

COLUMBUS At Saturday’s Division III State wrestling tournament, both Troy Christian Eagles got what they came for — an individual state title. Marshall (145) took down Delta’s Tyler Fahrer with a slim 5-4 decision in the finals, and Toal (182) defeated Troy Christian’s B.J. Toal grapples with Garretsville Garfield’s Garrettsville Garfield’s Kevin Kevin Stock during the 182-pound championship match at the Stock in a narrow 3-2 decision. Division III State meet Saturday in Columbus. Toal defeated Stock ■ See STATE on A12 3-2 to win his first individual state title.

So they looked ahead in the book … and found that the correct path was through the paint with Trina Current. Current thundered home a game-high 27 points as the Vikings pounded the ball into the post again and again, going on an impressive 14-2 run to start the game and set the tone in a 63-39 victory over Georgetown Saturday at Springfield High School — and putting the Vikings in Wednesday’s regional semifinal round. Trina Current also added 10 rebounds and was actually

■ See VIKINGS on A11

■ Gymnastics

Troy’s Hansen improves at state meet Staff Reports Jennifer Hansen may have been surprised to be competing in the state gymnastics meet again. But no one else will be surprised if she reaches the goal she set for herself in two years. Hansen — a sophomore at Troy High School — took the next step on Saturday, improving her scores from last year’s state

meet and finishing 30th in the all-around competition at the Division I State meet at HilliardDarby High School. Hansen — who placed second on the bars and sixth in the allaround at the district meet to reach the state level for the second consecutive season — actually dropped from her score on the bars from last year’s state meet, finishing tied for 16th with 8.775.

HILLIARD But she raised two of her other scores, taking her allaround score up a tick to 34.350 and placing in the top 30 for the s e c o n d HANSEN

straight year. Saturday, she scored 9.025 on the vault, 8.650 on the floor and 7.900 on the beam. Last season as a freshman, she scored 8.950 on the bars, 8.850 on the vault, 8.150 on the beam and 8.200 on the floor to finish with 34.150. And the sophomore isn’t done. “I think I will win state in two years,” Hansen said before the meet. That’s my goal.”

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■ Boys Basketball


Troy’s Seth Lucas drives around a Lebanon defender Saturday.


Miami East’s Madison Linn passes the ball on the fast break Saturday against Georgetown in the Division III District final at Springfield High School.

Vikings ■ CONTINUED FROM A10 beating Georgetown herself for most of the game. She led Georgetown 17-16 at the half and 25-24 after three quarters. “No, I didn’t (expect to have such a big game),” she said. “Everyone was like ‘you had 27 points!’ but it didn’t really feel like it.” Ashley Current missed out on a Current twins quadruple double by one rebound with 12 points and nine boards and Abby Cash added 12 points, with Miami East connecting on 26 2s — most of which came within five feet of the basket — and only hitting one 3 after the game had already been decided. But scoring wasn’t all Miami East’s bigs did — Trina Current and Cash each had four assists, Ashley Current had three and Leah Dunivan had two as they showed some finesse and vision to go with the muscle. “That’s one of our strengths. We talked about using our strength — and we’re not necessarily talking about our size or physical strength,” Elifritz said. “Our post in general is our strength. Our post led us in assists today — we had multiple kids with four or five assists, and a lot of them were our bigs.” Point guard Madison Linn — who led the team with six assists — started the game off with a backdoor feed to Dunivan, then Trina Current lobbed it over the defense to Cash for a layup. A Trina Current putback made it 6-0 and forced Georgetown’s first timeout with 5:17 left in the first, and Georgetown rattled home a jumper to get on the board. But Trina Current scored inside again and Ashley Current put back her own miss to make it 10-2 and force another timeout. But there was no slowing down the Vikings. Cash lobbed it to Ashley

Current for another bucket, and then Cash dished to Ashley Current, who went over the defense again to Trina Current for another easy one — and Georgetown never mounted a threat. “We came in expecting a good game. We just pounded it inside and converted our layups,” Trina Current said. When asked if the lobs were part of the gameplan she said, “Not really. If we see it open, we just go for it.” “We just wore them down,” Elifritz said. “The first two minutes showed how the game was going to go. All of the girls handled the ball well and passed well. We respect Georgetown, but we felt like we had more things going for us with our post play. “We just played an unreal game, and I’m very proud of the girls. To see them do something like this is really special.” The next chapter? A regional semifinal game at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Springfield against Middletown Madison, a 5827 winner over Summit Country Day in its district final. And that adventure has yet to be written. Miami East — 63 Samantha Skidmore 0-0-0, Lindsay Brookhart 0-0-0, Tori Nuss 1-0-3, Elle Gearhart 0-0-0, Emily Kindell 0-1-1, Angie Mack 0-2-2, Katelyn Gardella 0-0-0, Madison Linn 1-2-4, Ashley Current 6-0-12, Trina Current 143-27, Abby Cash 6-0-12, Leah Dunivan 1-0-2. Totals: 27-8-63. Georgetown — 39 Morgan Hatfield 0-4-4, Allison Smith 1-0-2, Mackenzi Carrington 2-2-7, Jesse Kindell 0-0-0, Becca Whitaker 0-2-2, Casey Carter 3-210, Hannah Jones 0-0-0, Alli Dowd 0-1-1, Madison Pack 3-0-6, Morgan Gast 2-0-5, Meranda Sullivan 1-02, Dawnya Keith 0-0-0. Totals: 1211-39. Score By Quarters ME ........................18 35 53 63 GTown ....................5 16 24 39 3-point goals: Miami East — Nuss. Georgetown — Carrington, Carter 2, Gast. Records: Miami East 22-1. Georgetown 21-2.

■ CONTINUED FROM A10 been playing like a team, like the way we can play.” The Trojans, now 17-6 on the season and seeded fifth in the sectional, have won six straight games since losing two-fifths of their starting lineup — including a thrilling 82-78 overtime victory over the same Warriors that they faced in the sectional final. Lebanon, meanwhile, saw its Cinderella run end at 4-19 — after finishing the regular season with a 2-18 record. The Warriors drew the No. 17 seed in the tournament … and knocked off No. 3 Northmont in the opening round, then handled No. 20 Edgewood to earn a rematch with Troy for the sectional title. “I look at them, and I don’t know how they lost so many games,” Troy’s Cody May said. “They played us really tough the first time, took us to overtime, beat Northmont — and then they gave us everything we could handle tonight.” And in the end, May played a key role in the Warriors’ 19th loss. After a bucket-forbucket battle in a third quarter that saw the lead change hands seven times, Lebanon held a 45-41 lead entering the fourth and led 47-43 early in the quarter. May drove and dished to Miller to cut it to two, then strolled down and casually nailed a pull-up 3 to give Troy the last lead it would need at 48-47. On the ensuing possession, May swatted away his fifth shot of the game — only to have it go to Lebanon’s Luke Morgan, who was wide open for 3. Morgan missed the shot, May grabbed the rebound and hit Miller streaking the other way with a touchdown pass for a layup that made it 50-47 Troy and forced a Lebanon timeout with 3:13 to play. “I wasn’t really touching the ball a lot at that point,” May said. “I came down and knew I was going to hit the 3, then I got a block, got a rebound and saw Tyler running down the court. “If I’m not doing well on offense, I’ve got to make it work on ‘D.’” May tied Miller for the team high with 15 points and added five rebounds and six blocks. Seth Lucas


Troy’s Devon Alexander hits a floater during the first half of the Trojans’ 58-54 Division I Sectional final victory over Lebanon Saturday at UD Arena. — who forced a turnover on an in-bounds pass with 23 seconds to go that led to a free throw by Miller that made it 56-52 — added 13 points, as did Kelley Kirtz — who scored 10 of his 13 points in the first half. Lebanon cut it to 56-54 with 18.7 seconds to go — and intercepted May’s inbounds pass. But May recorded his sixth rejection of the night, blocking a shot to Miller, who canned two free throws to put the game away. “We underestimated them the first time,” Miller said. “This time, we knew they were going to come out hard. They made a run on us, but we stopped it.” “The kids have all stepped up so much,” Troy coach Tim Miller said. “That’s six in a row we’ve won down the stretch. I’m just very, very proud of them. “You’ve got to remember that they’re still high school kids. But tonight, they showed some characteristics of being men. These kids have been playing together that way all year long.” And up next for Troy is the district championship game against either LaSalle or Fairfield at 1 p.m. Saturday at UD Arena. But no matter what happens next weekend, no one can take away what the remaining Trojans

Troy’s Tyler Miller hits a turn-around jumper Saturday in the Division I Sectional championship game against Lebanon at UD Arena. have already earned. Complete vindication. Troy — 58 Devon Alexander 1-0-2, Seth Lucas 4-5-13, Cody May 6-0-15, Kelley Kirtz 5-2-13, Nick Wagner 0-0-0, Tyler Miller 5-5-15, Jordan Price 0-0-0, Zack Miller 0-0-0. Totals: 21-12-58. Lebanon — 54 Bradd Ellis 6-0-14, Aaron Abbott 1-0-2, Luke Morgan 4-2-

10, Jalen Cook 0-0-0, Zach Beckner 2-2-6, Alex Stotts 1-2-5, Brandon Bishop 0-0-0, Jordan Blair 0-0-0, Ben Esposito 7-3-17. Totals: 21-9-54. Score By Quarters Troy 21 31 41 58 Lebanon 13 29 45 54 3-point goals: Troy — May 3, Kirtz. Lebanon — Ellis 2, Stotts. Records: Troy 17-6. Lebanon 4-19.

■ Girls Basketball

Points hard to come by in Covington district loss BY ROB KISER Ohio Community Media A free throw attempt by Russia guard Ashley Borchers in the closing minutes kind of summed up the Division IV District final Saturday in Pat Wampler Gymnasium at Tippecanoe High School between the Raiders and Covington. The ball became wedged between the rim and the backboard — and after about 20 seconds as the officials were finding something to get the ball down with — it fell through the basket. While it didn’t count, it was typical of just how hard points were to come by in Russia’s 32-23 victory. The Raiders, with no seniors on the floor Saturday, advance to the

TIPP CITY regional semifinal at 8 p.m. Wednesday night against Fort Loramie back at Tippecanoe. For Covington, it was a tough ending to a very successful season and the end of the careers of five seniors, including double figure scorers Julianna Simon and Shelby Kihm. “It it kind of bittersweet,” Covington coach Chris Besecker said. “It is great to get here, but it is tough to see it end. We knew this was a 50-50 game. That we were going to have play well to win this game.” And as the score indicates, the game had a defensive theme from the start. And for Russia, that centered around keeping the ball out of the hands of the 6-foot-1 Kihm.

The Raiders did exactly that — surrounding her all day —and her only field goal coming in the final minute of the game. Besecker was not surprised by that defensive ploy. “We had told the girls that this week,” he said. “Most our our success in the first game (a 36-30 Russia win) came when Shelby (Kihm) touched the ball. So, we knew they were going to try and take that away.” For most of the game, it was Russia’s size and length creating problems for Covington at both ends of the floor, with Simon hitting just enough big shots to keep Covington in the game. As a result, the Raiders led just 24-21 going to the fourth quarter with Simon having 12 of those 21 points

— not that it was any fault of the Russia defense. “Some of those shots she (Julianna Simon) made, you just have to tip your cap,” King said. “She comes down and drills a 30-foot 3-pointer. She banked in an off-balance shot off the dribble that was just an amazing shot. I just looked at the girls, shrugged my shoulder. You just have to go play the next possession.” Maggie Kearns banked in a jumper early in the first 20 seconds of the fourth quarter to make it 26-21 — and the score remained that way for more than six minutes. The Raiders had the ball with 2:03 remaining, still leading 26-21 and forced Covington, who had just two team fouls, to foul them five times to send them to the line.

Russia finally broke the ice on the scoring when Camille Puthoff hit the first two of four straight free throws and Shana Meyer added two more to seal the win. At the same time, Covington’s only points in the fourth quarter came on a Kihm putback with 44 seconds to go as the Buccs made just 3 of 24 field goal attempts in the second half. “It was the same story the first time we played them,” Besecker said. “We knew we were going to have to shoot well. To be honest, I thought Russia got most of the 50-50 balls today. They just beat us to the ball.” Puthoff was the lone Raider in double figures with 10 points. Kylie Wilson and Becca Meyer grabbed six rebounds and Shana Meyer pulled down five.

Simon finished her career with a double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Kihm also had 10 rebounds. The Buccs finish 15-9. Russia — 32 Camille Puthoff 2-6-10, Ashley Borchers 2-0-4, Kylie Wilson 2-1-5, Maggie Kearns 2-0-4, Shana Meyer 2-2-6, Becca Meyer 1-1-3, Taylor Daniels 0-0-0, Claudia Monnin 0-00, Claire Sherman 0-0-0, Kayla Pleiman 0-0-0, Taylor Borchers 0-00, Morgan Daugherty 0-0-0. Totals: 11-10-32. Covington — 23 Heidi Snipes 1-0-3, Hannah Pond 0-0-0, Cassidy Cain 1-0-3, Julianna Simon 5-0-12, Shelby Kihm 1-3-5, Haley Reames 0-0-0, Caitlyn Crawford 0-0-0, Shianne Fortner 0-0-0, Rachel Carder 0-0-0, Jessie Shilt 0-0-0, Kayleigh Cecil 00-0. Totals: 8-3-23. Score By Quarters Russia .....................6 16 24 32 Covington ...............5 14 21 23 3-point goals: Russia — none. Covington — Snipes, Cain, Simon 2. Records: Russia 14-9. Covington 15-9.


Sunday, March 4, 2012



■ Major League Baseball

Reds, Indians tie in spring opener GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Scott Rolen’s shoulder looked just fine. Mike Leake appeared to be a little rusty. Rolen went 2 for 2 in his return from shoulder surgery that caused him to miss the final two months of last season, and the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians played a 6-6, nine-inning tie AP PHOTO Saturday in their spring Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen misses a training opener. foul ball hit by Cleveland Indians’ Asdrubal Cabrera in Rolen is a seven-time Allthe first inning of a spring training game in Goodyear, Star, including 2010 and Ariz. Saturday. 2011. But the 36-year-old

didn’t play after July 20 last year and had arthroscopic surgery Aug. 3 to remove bone spurs and fragments from a joint in his left shoulder. Leake, competing for a spot in the Reds’ rotation, started for Cincinnati and allowed two runs one earned and four hits in two innings. “Leake wasn’t as sharp as he usually is,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “I don’t worry about Leakie. His pitches weren’t up, but they were down the middle.”

Cleveland starter David Huff, among four candidates for the fifth slot in the Indians rotation, allowed three hits in two scoreless innings. Michael Brantley, expected to move from left field to center to fill in for injured Grady Sizemore, doubled leading off the game for Cleveland and also singled in a 2-for-3 afternoon. Cleveland built a 4-0 lead in the first three innings against Leake and Ron Mahay, but the Reds tied it

with four runs in the fourth off Frank Herrman. Joey Votto, the 2010 NL MVP, doubled to start the inning against Herrman, who is trying to earn a spot in Cleveland’s bullpen after splitting time between the Indians and Triple-A Columbus last year. Jay Bruce had an RBI infield single, Drew Stubbs hit a two-run double and Devin Mesoraco, a 2007 first-round pick in 2007 who made it to the majors last season, tied it with a single.

■ Wrestling

■ Auto Racing


Sadler wins, ends Nationwide drought

■ CONTINUED FROM A10 When Marshall entered the 2011 state meet, he had the option of cutting his weight and competing in another class or going through three-time state champ Hunter Stieber, who currently wrestles for Ohio State, to win the 135-pound title. Marshall opted stay at 135, then met Stieber in the championship semifinals, where he met his demise and ended up finishing in third place. Stieber went on to win his fourth title in as many years. “He and I are real good buddies,” Marshall said. “I knew I had the option of either dropping a class or facing him. I just decided to go ahead and go for it. It’s hard to wrestle a friend. I didn’t wrestle my best when I faced him. We had hoped to get each other in the finals, but that wasn’t the way the draw worked. He pretty much dominated me, but I learned a lot from it. I knew I could come back from it.” But Marshall rose from the ashes to capture his first state title this season. And what makes his story even more remarkable is that he was told he wouldn’t be able to wrestle with the hip injury he had at the beginning of the season. “I’ve got a torn labrum in my hip,” Marshall said. “I was supposed to be out for the whole year, but we went to a different doctor and he helped me through it.” And Marshall’s win couldn’t have come at a more crucial time, as Delta had just grabbed a lead over Troy Christian in the race for second place. “Delta had just won the match before and took the lead,” Troy Christian coach Ty Morgan said. “Whoever won Jordan’s match was going to probably clinch the second position. We didn’t want to tell him that going in. We didn’t want to put extra pressure on him.” Troy Christian finished as the runner-up in the team standings with 81.5 points, topping third-place Delta’s 74. Apple Creek Waynedale — the favorite coming in with a contingent of six wrestlers — won the team title with 104 points. As for Toal, he expected to be in this position entering the season. He took on a familiar opponent in the championship match, having wrestled Stock at state last year. And though Stock staged a late run to try and overtake him, Toal was able to withstand and hold on for the win. “I wrestled him last year in the semis,” Toal said. “I knew he was a big-play wrestler, so I had to be careful.” Both Marshall and Toal will be back for the Eagles next season, along with the rest of the team. The duo may take a week or two to celebrate for now, but both made it clear that they plan on coming back hungry in hopes of capturing back-to-back titles. “I’ve been dreaming about this since I was a kid,” Toal said. “When you finally get here, it’s a different experience, but coming down here and winning feels great. That was my goal. “For now, I guess I’ll take a couple weeks off and get back to it.” “You can only progress more-and-more — not only


Troy Christian’s Jarred Ganger gets tied up with Miami Valley’s Matthew Kolodzik during the 106-pound championship match at the Division III State meet Saturday in Columbus. as a two-timer, but to dominate as a two-timer,” Marshall said. “That’s what I want to do going into my senior year.” • Ganger Falls To Familiar Opponent Troy Christian’s Jared Ganger (106) encountered an opponent in his state championship match that he had been wrestling against since age 5 on Saturday in Columbus. Indeed, the freshman phenom’s opponent was somebody that he knew very well — and somebody who knew his style and moves maybe a little too well — in Miami Valley’s Matthew Kolodzik. Kolodzik entered the matchup with a record of 34-2 compared to Ganger’s record of 39-3, but just a week prior at the district meet in Kettering, it was Ganger who came away with a 9-6 win over Kolodzik. But on the big stage Saturday night, Kolodzik — a three-time junior high state champion — had an Troy Christian’s B.J. Toal hugs an assistant coach after answer for everything winning his 182-pound state championship match at Ganger threw at him, shut- the Division III State meet Saturday in Columbus. ting him down in a 5-0 vic- the Division III State meet into next season.” The junior, who placed tory in the finals to bring a on Saturday in Columbus. Hancock lost a close 5-3 second at district, was ouststate title back to Miami bout to Dayton Christian’s ed in the championship Valley. No three-time junior Christian Clary in his first semis on Friday, which sent high state champ has ever match of the day. A win over him to the consolation lost even a single match at Clary would have put bracket. In his first match of the the state meet, entering this Hancock in prime position to finish third. Instead, he day on Saturday, Olson year 80-0. “He changed his style,” drew Bloomdale Elmwood’s faced a familiar foe in TriGanger said. “He knew my Dexter Lee in the fifth-place County North’s Jacob gameplan pretty much. He match and went on to come Schlater. Olson was 1-1 against Schlater on the year stopped every move I had. away with a 10-5 victory. “I’m happy I placed, but going into the match, with He just wrestled better.” This rivalry could be far that wasn’t my main goal,” his victory coming at the from over. Kolodzik, who is Hancock said. “I just came district meet in Kettering also a freshman, and back today and did what I Feb. 25. This time around, Ganger may find them- could.” Hancock, who had his though, Schlater escaped selves competing against each other for the title in fair share of success with a 4-3 victory in a the future — possibly for wrestling at the junior high marathon of a match. The state meet in the past, had bout lasted roughly 12-minthe next three years. But for now, Ganger said been a spectator at the high utes, as Schlater was able to school state meet before. win by an ultimate tie they are “still friends.” But as a competitor, he breaker decision. • Hancock Takes 5th “We both have wrestled Just taking one look at admitted the experience each other numerous times the face of Garret Hancock, was a lot different. between this year and last • Olson Wants A you could tell he had been in year,” Olson said. “We both Second Helping the fight of his life the night Covington’s Brian Olson know what we like to do, so before. The Troy Christian (182) got his first taste of it was just a lot of blocking freshman lost his champi- what the state wrestling shots and defending. It just onship semifinal match tournament was like this came down to him winning the tie breaker.” against Beachwood’s year. That loss sent Olson into And after a sixth-place Sammy Gross on Friday at Value City Arena, then — finish on Saturday, the jun- the fifth-place matchup with scrapes and cuts all ior made it clear — he is against Genoa Area’s Jake over his face — turned planning on coming back for Sheehy. After a slow start, the Covington product stood around to take part in the seconds. “I’m really happy to have his ground against Sheehy, consolation round on placed. I won two matches storming back to take a 5-3 Saturday. “I got a little banged up here — and that was awe- lead on a takedown with in that match (on Friday some — but I’m not done 1:30 left in the third period. yet,” Olson said. “I’ve still But Sheehy came right back night),” Hancock said. Despite the battle scars got another year. Having to tie the score at 5-5, then and bruises, Hancock been here this year and see- scored late to emerge with fought on and ended up ing what it’s like, I think an 8-5 decision to claim fifth with a fifth-place finish at that will help me out going place.

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Elliott Sadler pulled up to the grandstand, revved his engine and spun his tires until there was hardly any rubber left. A wall of white smoke billowed up the flag stand and drifted over pit road, leaving the rest of the field in a fog. After waiting so long to win a Nationwide race, Sadler wanted to enjoy this one. Sadler took the lead after a late caution and held on down the stretch earn his first to Nationwide win in 14 years at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday. “It’s a very emotional win,” said Sadler, who will run five Sprint Cup races for Michael Waltrip Racing along with his Nationwide schedule this season. “We all know how long it’s been since I was in Victory Lane.” A former full-time driver in the Sprint Cup

series, Sadler started eighth and didn’t get near the lead until the end of the race. He passed Brad Keselowski after a caution with 33 laps left and wasn’t really challenged on the way to his sixth career Nationwide win. It was Sadler’s first win on the Nationwide series since Oct. 31, 1998, at North Carolina Motor Speedway, a span of 91 races, and the first career victory for his crew chief, Lucas Lambert. “I’ve got all the confidence in our Nationwide organization and I knew Elliott could get the job done,” owner Richard Childress said. “He’s been too close too many times.” Keselowski finished second and defending series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was third. Kevin Harvick led the most laps, but finished fifth behind Austin Dillon after pit strategy at the last caution backfired.

■ National Hockey League

Nash leads Blue Jackets to win GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rick Nash had two goals and an assist and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Phoenix Coyotes 52 on Saturday night. Nikita Nikitin and Derick Brassard scored in the third period after the Coyotes rallied from a twogoal deficit to make it 2-2. Colton Gillies got an empty-net goal to cap the scoring for the Blue Jackets, who have won two in a row on the road for the first time this season. They beat another playoff contender, Colorado, 2-0 on Thursday night. Ray Whitney and Lauri Korpikoski scored for Phoenix. Shane Doan assisted on both goals. Nash, whose wish to be traded went unfulfilled, has four goals in his last four games and six in his last seven.

After going 11-0-1 in February, the Coyotes have lost two in a row, both at home. Nash’s spectacular assist came when he made a diving steal of the puck from Radim Vrbata, at the same time knocking it to Brassaard, who had an open look at the net for the goal that put the Blue Jackets up 4-2 with 6:16 to go. Steve Mason made 30 saves for the Blue Jackets. Mike Smith had 21 for the Coyotes. Nash put Columbus up 1-0 with a short-handed goal with 3:39 left in the first period. He took a pass from Derek McKenzie and broke away from everyone, then flipped the puck past Smith. It was the second shorthanded goal Phoenix has allowed in as many games.

■ National Basketball Association

Wizards hold off Cavaliers, 101-98 WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan Crawford scored 31 points and John Wall added 24 to lead the Washington Wizards to a 101-98 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. Antawn Jamison scored 29 in his return to Washington but missed a 3-point attempt to tie the game with 35 seconds to play. It was Jamison’s first appearance in the Verizon Center since being traded from the Wizards to Cleveland in February 2010. JaVale McGee had nine points and 12 rebounds for Washington, which snapped a six-game losing streak. Kyrie Irving scored 20 points, 12 in the fourth quarter, and Ryan Hollins had 15 for the Cavaliers, who lost their fifth straight.

The Wizards held an 82-81 lead with about seven minutes to play. Crawford then spurred them on a 14-5 run that gave Washington a 96-86 lead with 3:45 left. Crawford scored 10 points during the run, including two 3-pointers. Irving led a furious Cleveland rally down the stretch, scoring eight of the Cavaliers’ nine points in the final 2 minutes. Irving’s layup with about a minute left cut Washington’s lead to 10097. Jamison had a chance to tie it on Cleveland’s next possession, but his 3pointer was off target. Cleveland was still down three when Irving went to the line with 7 seconds left. Irving made the first free throw, but missed the second and McGee came down with the rebound.


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Top 25 Fared Saturday 1. Kentucky (29-1) did not play. Next: at No. 16 Florida, Sunday. 2. Syracuse (30-1) beat No. 19 Louisville 58-49. Next: Big East quarterfinals, Thursday. 3. Kansas (25-5) vs.Texas. Next: Big 12 quarterfinals, Thursday. 4. Duke (26-5) lost to No. 6 North Carolina 88-70. Next: ACC quarterfinals, Friday. 5. Michigan State (24-6) did not play. Next: vs. No. 10 Ohio State, Sunday. 6. North Carolina (27-4) beat No. 4 Duke 88-70. Next: ACC quarterfinals, Friday. 7. Missouri (27-4) beat Texas Tech 8159. Next: Big 12 quarterfinals, Thursday. 8. Marquette (25-6) beat No. 11 Georgetown 83-69. Next: Big East quarterfinals, Thursday. 9.Baylor (25-6) lost to Iowa State 80-72. Next: Big 12 quarterfinals, Thursday. 10. Ohio State (24-6) did not play. Next: at No. 5 Michigan State, Sunday. 11. Georgetown (22-7) lost to No. 8

Marquette 83-69. Next: Big East tournament, Wednesday or Thursday. 12. Murray State (30-1) beat Tennessee State 54-52. Next: NCAA tournament. 13. Michigan (22-8) did not play. Next: at Penn State, Sunday. 14. Wisconsin (22-8) did not play. Next: vs. Illinois, Sunday. 15. Wichita State (27-5) lost to Illinois State 65-64. Next: TBD. 16. Florida (22-8) did not play. Next: vs. No. 1 Kentucky, Sunday. 17. UNLV (24-7) vs. Wyoming. Next: MWC first round, Thursday. 18. Indiana (23-7) did not play. Next: vs. Purdue, Sunday. 19. Louisville (22-9) lost to No. 2 Syracuse 58-49. Next: Big East tournament, Wednesday. 20. Notre Dame (21-10) did not play. Next: Big East tournament, Wednesday or Thursday. 21. San Diego State (24-6) beat TCU 98-92, OT. Next: MWC first round, Thursday. 22. Florida State (20-9) did not play. Next: vs. Clemson, Sunday. 23.Temple (24-6) beat Fordham 80-60. Next: vs. Duquesne or UMass, Friday. 24. Virginia (21-8) did not play. Next: at Maryland, Sunday. 25.Creighton (27-5) beat Evansville 9971. Next: vs. Illinois State, Sunday. Saturday's Scores Boys Basketball Division I Beavercreek 67, Miamisburg 63 Cle. Hts. 56, Bedford 53 Elyria 58, Avon Lake 50 Fairfield 35, Cin. La Salle 30 Garfield Hts. 61, Maple Hts. 37 Grafton Midview 46, Solon 40 Green 80, Uniontown Lake 71 Macedonia Nordonia 69, Hudson 65 Medina 51, Brunswick 45 N. Can. Hoover 68, Can. Glenoak 48 N. Royalton 71, Lakewood 61 Olmsted Falls 81, Lorain 75, 2OT Troy 58, Lebanon 54 Division II Akr. SVSM 81, Akr. Springfield 30 Bay Village Bay 64, Sheffield Brookside 35 Chardon NDCL 73, Streetsboro 58 Cin. Aiken 79, Cin. Indian Hill 60 Cin.Taft 96, Batavia Clermont NE 34 Cols. Beechcroft 69, Cols. MarionFranklin 65 Cols. Brookhaven 68, Cols. Bexley 45 Cols. Centennial 43, Newark Licking Valley 37 E. Liverpool 62, Wintersville Indian Creek 58 New Concord John Glenn 34, Dover 31 New Philadelphia 69, Uhrichsville Claymont 53 Norton 76, Navarre Fairless 62 Orange 61, Akr. Buchtel 59, OT Plain City Jonathan Alder 46, Cols. South 44 Rocky River 69, Parma Padua 48 St. Clairsville 67, Carrollton 54 Division III Beachwood 63, Kirtland 53 Cin. Summit Country Day 63, Cin. Finneytown 39 Gates Mills Hawken 57, Gates Mills Gilmour 49 Hamilton Badin 59, Cin. Madeira 51 Jeromesville Hillsdale 51, Smithville 44 Orrville 58, Loudonville 42 St. Bernard Roger Bacon 50, Cin. N. College Hill 49 Sugarcreek Garaway 40, W. Lafayette Ridgewood 32 Division IV Cle. VASJ 82, Fairport Harbor Harding 49 Dalton 64, Cornerstone Christian 59 Fayetteville-Perry 64, Cin. Country Day 57 Hannibal River 61, Caldwell 48 Jackson Center 51, Sidney Fairlawn 40 Lockland 90, Day. Miami Valley 59 Malvern 67, Steubenville Cath. Cent. 41 New Madison Tri-Village 53, Spring. Cath. Cent. 38 Sebring McKinley 54, Youngs. Christian 43 Vienna Mathews 52, N. Jackson Jackson-Milton 50 Warren JFK 49, Cortland Maplewood 46 Wellsville 60, E. Can. 43 Zanesville Rosecrans 46, Barnesville 38 Saturday's Scores Girls Basketball Division I Can. McKinley 64, Wooster 52 Cin. Princeton 50, Ursuline Academy 42 Cin. Sycamore 52, Fairborn 37 Cols. Northland 51, Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 50 Gahanna Lincoln 63, Pickerington N.46 Kettering Fairmont 66, Cin. Colerain 49 Mason 40, Springboro 35 Mentor 61, Cle. Glenville 49 Middleburg Hts. Midpark 74, Medina 56 Notre Dame Academy 54, Sylvania Northview 43 Perrysburg 78, Mansfield Sr. 43 Reynoldsburg 56, Lewis Center Olentangy 31 Rocky River Magnificat 64, Westlake 53 Solon 57, Shaker Hts. 39 Twinsburg 66, Warren Harding 45 Wadsworth 54, Brunswick 32 Division II Akr. Manchester 56, Akr. Hoban 52 Canfield 42, Beloit W. Branch 40 Clyde 80, Shelby 63 Lima Bath 43, Celina 39 Marietta 50, Washington C.H. 32 Mentor Lake Cath. 56, Geneva 36 Rocky River 29, LaGrange Keystone 20 Shaker Hts. Hathaway Brown 61, Akr. SVSM 39 Tol. Rogers 43, Bellevue 35 Vincent Warren 49, Washington C.H. Miami Trace 39 Division III Archbold 48, Coldwater 25 Burton Berkshire 49, Rootstown 30 Casstown Miami E. 63, Georgetown 39 Centerburg 50, Richwood N. Union 47 Collins Western Reserve 54, Milan Edison 48 Cols. Africentric 93, Johnstown-Monroe 54 Anna 56, Fayetteville-Perry 38 Findlay Liberty-Benton 26, Metamora Evergreen 23 Hamilton Badin 52, Cin. Madeira 47 Hanoverton United 50,Youngs.Ursuline 46 Middletown Madison 58, Cin. Summit Country Day 27 Oak Hill 55, Frankfort Adena 42 Proctorville Fairland 49, Seaman N. Adams 33 Shaker Hts. Laurel 65, Gates Mills Gilmour 60 Smithville 70, Orrville 34 Division IV Akr. Elms 35, Ashland Mapleton 31 Arlington 53, Leipsic 48 Ft. Loramie 65, S. Charleston SE 38 Lowellville 38, Berlin Center Western


SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 2:30 p.m. FOX — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Subway Fresh Fit 500, at Avondale, Ariz. CYCLING 3 p.m. NBCSN — Paris-Nice, stage 1, Dampierre-enYvelines to Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse (same-day tape) GOLF 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, final round, at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 3 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, final round, at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon CBS — Kentucky at Florida ESPN2 — Clemson at Florida St. 1 p.m. ESPN — Michigan at Penn St. 2 p.m. CBS — Missouri Valley Conference, championship game, teams TBD, at St. Louis 3:30 p.m. FSN — Arizona at Arizona St. 4 p.m. CBS — Ohio St. at Michigan St. 5:30 p.m. FSN — California at Stanford MEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE 4:30 p.m. ESPN — Syracuse at Virginia NBA BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ABC — New York at Boston 3:30 p.m. ABC — Miami at L.A. Lakers 7 p.m. ESPN — Chicago at Philadelphia 9:30 p.m. ESPN — Denver at San Antonio NHL HOCKEY 12:30 p.m. NBC — National coverage, Boston at New York 7 p.m. NBCSN — Philadelphia at Washington WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. FSN — Texas A&M at Texas 2 p.m. ESPN2 — Atlantic Coast Conference, championship game, teams TBD, at Greensboro, N.C. 4 p.m. ESPN2 — Big Ten Conference, championship game, teams TBD, at Indianapolis 6 p.m. ESPN2 — Southeastern Conference, championship game, teams TBD, at Nashville, Tenn. 9 p.m. FSN — Stanford at California Reserve 29 Mansfield St. Peter's 61, N. Robinson Col. Crawford 46 New Knoxville 52, McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley 45 New Madison Tri-Village 56, Day. Miami Valley 42 New Riegel 36, Arcadia 31 Ottoville 55, Kalida 33 Reedsville Eastern 47, Waterford 43 Russia 32, Covington 23 Stryker 64, Pettisville 53 Windham 73, Warren JFK 53 OCSAA Tournament Day.Temple Christian 56, OVC 36

GOLF Honda Classic Scores Saturday At PGA National Resort and Spa (The Champion Course) Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Purse: $5.7 million Yardage: 7,100; Par: 70 Third Round Rory McIlroy..................66-67-66—199 Harris English ...............66-69-66—201 Tom Gillis.......................68-64-69—201 Keegan Bradley ............67-68-68—203 Brian Harman ...............73-61-69—203 Justin Rose ...................66-66-71—203 Charl Schwartzel ..........71-66-67—204 Dicky Pride....................66-67-71—204 Greg Chalmers.............68-69-68—205 Chris Stroud..................70-69-67—206 Kevin Stadler.................66-71-69—206 Graeme McDowell........73-64-69—206 Jeff Overton ..................71-65-70—206 Gary Christian...............73-67-67—207 Davis Love III ................64-72-71—207 Charles Howell III .........68-67-72—207 Jimmy Walker................67-67-73—207 Fredrik Jacobson..........70-71-67—208 Spencer Levin...............72-69-67—208 Rickie Fowler.................69-72-67—208 Mark Wilson..................70-70-68—208 Brandt Jobe ..................70-69-69—208 Tiger Woods..................71-68-69—208 Ernie Els........................70-68-70—208 Ted Potter, Jr. ................72-64-72—208 Vaughn Taylor ...............68-66-74—208 D.A. Points.....................71-70-68—209 Henrik Stenson.............70-69-70—209 Lee Westwood..............70-69-70—209 Erik Compton................67-71-71—209 Ryan Palmer .................66-71-72—209 Rocco Mediate .............69-67-73—209 Bob Estes......................67-69-73—209 Rory Sabbatini..............69-72-69—210 John Mallinger ..............74-67-69—210 Y.E.Yang........................70-70-70—210 Robert Garrigus............71-69-70—210 Jason Kokrak ................71-68-71—210 Padraig Harrington .......70-68-72—210 Ken Duke ......................67-69-74—210 Kenny Perry ..................70-71-70—211 Cameron Tringale .........72-69-70—211 Heath Slocum...............70-71-70—211 J.B. Holmes...................70-70-71—211 Stuart Appleby..............69-71-71—211 Rod Pampling ...............69-71-71—211 Nick O'Hern...................69-71-71—211 Tim Herron....................71-69-71—211 Sean O'Hair ..................70-69-72—211 Carl Pettersson.............67-70-74—211 Ben Crane.....................67-69-75—211 Nationwide-Panama Championship Scores Saturday At Panama Golf Club Panama City Purse: $550,000 Yardage: 7,163; Par: 70 Third Round Edward Loar .................66-68-68—202 Justin Hicks...................64-75-67—206 Kevin Johnson ..............75-69-63—207 Matt Hendrix .................69-70-68—207 Josh Broadaway...........72-72-64—208 Derek Fathauer.............71-70-67—208 Justin Bolli.....................65-70-73—208 Brian Smock .................71-64-73—208 Oscar Serna .................73-70-66—209 Luke List........................71-71-67—209 Ryan Armour ................72-69-68—209 Daniel Chopra...............72-69-68—209 David Lingmerth ...........69-70-70—209 Shawn Stefani...............69-70-70—209 Charles Warren.............72-66-71—209 Tim Wilkinson ...............68-68-73—209 Cameron Percy.............75-69-66—210 Brad Adamonis.............71-71-68—210 Tommy Cocha...............71-70-69—210 Michael Connell............69-70-71—210 Cesar Costilla ...............70-69-71—210

Tyrone Van Aswegen....67-72-71—210 Philip Pettitt, Jr. .............69-69-72—210 Martin Piller...................66-71-73—210 Chris Wilson..................74-69-68—211 Steve LeBrun................71-72-68—211 B.J. Staten.....................70-71-70—211 Brad Fritsch...................70-70-71—211 Aaron Goldberg............68-70-73—211 Peter Lonard .................69-69-73—211 Ben Briscoe ..................76-68-68—212 Glen Day .......................73-71-68—212 Troy Merritt ....................72-71-69—212

HOCKEY National Hockey League All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 63 41 15 7 89175130 Pittsburgh 63 37 21 5 79202166 Philadelphia 63 35 21 7 77209191 New Jersey 64 36 23 5 77180174 N.Y. Islanders 65 27 29 9 63154195 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 63 38 22 3 79206146 Boston Ottawa 66 34 24 8 76200194 65 30 28 7 67194201 Toronto 64 29 27 8 66157180 Buffalo Montreal 66 25 31 10 60170184 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 64 30 22 12 72159182 Florida 66 31 27 8 70173186 Winnipeg Washington 64 32 27 5 69172183 Tampa Bay 65 31 28 6 68184219 Carolina 65 24 27 14 62171197 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 65 43 19 3 89208151 Detroit 65 40 18 7 87166130 St. Louis Nashville 65 38 20 7 83184166 66 35 24 7 77200194 Chicago Columbus 65 20 38 7 47153214 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 65 41 16 8 90206156 65 33 28 4 70168175 Colorado Calgary 65 29 25 11 69157178 Minnesota 65 28 27 10 66143178 Edmonton 64 25 33 6 56170192 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Phoenix 65 33 23 9 75170165 San Jose 63 33 23 7 73178160 Dallas 65 34 26 5 73171176 Los Angeles 64 29 23 12 70138137 Anaheim 65 28 27 10 66164182 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday's Games N.Y. Islanders 3, Boston 2 Toronto 3, Montreal 1 Tampa Bay 4, Carolina 3, OT Nashville 3, Florida 1 Columbus 5, Phoenix 2 Pittsburgh at Colorado, 9 p.m. Buffalo at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Anaheim at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. St. Louis at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sunday's Games Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 12:30 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 4 p.m. Ottawa at Florida, 6 p.m. Dallas at Calgary, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

AUTO RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Subway Fresh Fit 500 Lineup After Saturday qualifying; race Sunday At Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Ariz. Lap length: 1 miles (Car number in parentheses 1. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 136.815. 2. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 136.126 3. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 135.998. 4. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 135.583. 5. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 135.547. 6. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 135.491. 7. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 135.074. 8. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 135.014. 9. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 134.998.

Sunday, March 4, 2012 10. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 134.771. 11. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 134.615. 12. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 134.564. 13. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 134.499. 14. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 134.449. 15. (22) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 134.278 16. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 134.268. 17. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 134.058. 18. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 134.048. 19. (51) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 133.939. 20. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 133.814. 21. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 133.764. 22. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 133.665. 23. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 133.63. 24. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 133.615. 25. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 133.417. 26. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 132.871. 27. (23) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 132.743. 28. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 132.709. 29. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 132.597. 30. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 132.441. 31. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 132.251. 32. (10) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, 132.231. 33. (26) Josh Wise, Ford, 132.081. 34. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 132.057. 35. (49) J.J.Yeley, Toyota, 131.685. 36. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 131.516. 37. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 131.502. 38. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 130.596. 39.(7) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 130.364. 40. (33) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 128.824. 41. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, Owner Points. 42. (32) Mike Bliss, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 129.092. NASCAR Nationwide-Bashas' Supermarkets 200 Results Saturday At Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Ariz. Lap length: 1 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (8) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 200 laps, 120.4 rating, 47 points, $71,043. 2. (7) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 200, 119.9, 0, $47,150. 3. (2) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 200, 114.3, 41, $49,518. 4. (9) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, 106, 40, $34,818. 5. (12) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 200, 140.2, 0, $24,600. 6. (6) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 200, 98.5, 38, $25,568. 7. (5) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 200, 103, 38, $25,203. 8.(10) Joey Logano, Toyota, 200, 101.3, 0, $16,745. 9. (1) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 200, 117.5, 0, $19,025. 10. (21) Michael Annett, Ford, 200, 86, 34, $22,318. 11. (14) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 200, 91, 0, $13,875. 12. (25) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 200, 82.7, 0, $19,743. 13. (17) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 200, 88.1, 31, $19,168. 14. (11) Brian Scott, Toyota, 200, 85.2, 30, $21,393. 15. (13) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200, 89.9, 29, $19,118. 16. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 200, 77.7, 28, $12,275. 17. (22) Casey Roderick, Ford, 200, 72.8, 27, $11,675. 18. (4) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 198, 97.7, 0, $11,475. 19. (18) Jason Bowles, Dodge, 197, 71.7, 25, $17,968. 20. (24) Tayler Malsam, Toyota, 197, 64.9, 24, $18,293. 21. (30) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 197, 62.1, 23, $17,518. 22. (28) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 197, 65.2, 22, $17,393. 23. (32) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, 196, 58.7, 21, $17,268. 24. (15) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, throttle linkage, 195, 68, 20, $17,193. 25.(31) Joey Gase, Ford, 195, 51.5, 19, $17,543. 26. (36) Erik Darnell, Chevrolet, 194, 61.9, 18, $10,500. 27. (39) Benny Gordon, Chevrolet, 194, 47.6, 17, $10,400. 28.(37) Eric McClure,Toyota, 193, 47.1, 16, $16,793. 29. (41) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, 189, 43.4, 15, $16,743. 30. (38) Tim Schendel, Chevrolet, 189, 37.2, 14, $10,525. 31. (34) Blake Koch, Ford, 166, 49.4, 13, $16,638. 32. (23) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, wheel bearing, 162, 50.6, 12, $16,578. 33. (40) Daryl Harr, Chevrolet, 149, 40.7, 11, $16,543. 34. (42) Charles Lewandoski, Chevrolet, brakes, 115, 33.2, 10, $16,508. 35. (35) David Green, Dodge, vibration, 109, 35.1, 9, $16,478. 36. (3) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, accident, 102, 69.6, 8, $16,443. 37. (16) J.J. Yeley, Ford, vibration, 25, 41.4, 0, $9,940. 38. (29) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, fuel pressure, 17, 41.3, 6, $9,886. 39. (43) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, fly wheel, 8, 34.4, 5, $9,770. 40. (33) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, electrical, 7, 34.1, 0, $9,715. 41. (26) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, electrical, 6, 33, 3, $9,665. 42. (20) Scott Speed, Chevrolet, electrical, 3, 33.4, 0, $9,620. 43. (27) Jeff Green, Toyota, vibration, 3, 31.8, 1, $9,568. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 116.317 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 43 minutes, 10 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.259 seconds. Caution Flags: 3 for 15 laps. Lead Changes: 8 among 5 drivers. Top 10 in Points: 1. E.Sadler, 89; 2. A.Dillon, 79; 3.T.Bayne, 72; 4. C.Whitt, 71; 5. R.Stenhouse Jr., 66; 6. S.Hornish Jr., 63; 7. T.Malsam, 62; 8. M.Annett, 51; 9. B.Gordon, 49; 10. J.Nemechek, 42. 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.


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Heels get payback UNC tops Duke DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Kendall Marshall felt dissed by Duke. The Blue Devils played the highlights of their last-second win over North Carolina on the video scoreboard and Marshall didn’t like it, so he brought his Tar Heels into a quick huddle. “I told my teammates I thought that was disrespectful, and we need to go out here and prove a point,” Marshall said. Did they ever. North Carolina never trailed in an 88-70 rout of No. 4 Duke on Saturday night, claiming the Atlantic Coast Conference regularseason title behind 20 points and 10 assists from its motivated point guard. “It left a bad taste in our mouths,” Marshall said, “and we wanted to be able to come out and play well today.” Tyler Zeller had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Harrison Barnes added 16 points for the Tar Heels (274, 14-2). For the second straight year, they rolled in a winner-take-all season finale with the ACC tournament’s top seed and possibly one in the NCAA tournament, too on the line. Dayton 75, George Washington 59 DAYTON — Chris Johnson recorded his eighth consecutive game scoring in double figures with 19 points and Dayton beat George Washington 75-59 Saturday. Matt Kavanaugh had 15, Kevin Dillard 12, and Paul Williams 10 for Dayton. Dillard, who also recorded seven assists, finishes the season with the fifth-most assists (178) in a single-season at Dayton. Cincinnati 72, Villanova 68 VILLANOVA, Pa. — The Big East tournament will have to start without Cincinnati. The Bearcats pulled together during suspensions, beat ranked teams down the stretch, and were rewarded with a pair of off days in New York. Yancy Gates scored 16 points and Dion Dixon had 14 to lead Cincinnati to a 7268 win over Villanova on Saturday in the final game for both teams before the Big East tournament. The Bearcats (22-9, 12-6) got late 3s from Sean Kilpatrick and JaQuon Parker to snap a tie game and send them to their fifth win in six games. Kilpatrick had 13 points and Parker 11 to help the Bearcats clinch one of four double-byes in this week’s conference tournament in New York. Xavier 72, Charlotte 63 CINCINNATI — Kenny Frease had a double-double, and Tu Holloway scored 24 points Saturday as Xavier’s seniors led a late run for a 72-63 victory over Charlotte that clinched a first-round bye in the Atlantic 10 tournament. Xavier (19-11, 10-6) trailed by 14 points in the first half, then pulled it out in the end behind its center and point guard. They scored all but two of Xavier’s points in a decisive 18-5 run. Frease finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Toledo 76, E. Michigan 51 TOLEDO — Rian Pearson recorded a doubledouble and Dennis Curtis added 21 as Toledo beat Eastern Michigan 76-51 on Saturday in the regular season finale for both teams. • Women No. 24 Nebraska 77, No. 14 Ohio State 62 INDIANAPOLIS — Jordan Hooper had 21 points and 10 rebounds Saturday as No. 24 Nebraska knocked off No. 14 Ohio State 77-62 in the semifinals of the Big Ten women’s tournament. Samantha Prahalis scored 23 points for the second-seeded Buckeyes (25-6), who were denied a chance to win their fourth straight tournament title.


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Roses opens in Piqua Store offers value-priced merchandise BY WILL E SANDERS Ohio Community Media


An assembly of colorful balloons, banners and flags marked the grand opening of the city’s newest department store on Thursday morning as Roses officially held its grand opening, which brought out hundreds of people and filled the parking lot to capacity. Store Manager Scott Westfall said the store opened Feb. 14 to brisk sales and customer traffic and added that he was not surprised by just how many people came out to the grand opening, many of whom were individuals who had never been to a Roses store before. “I’m not surprised by the crowd,” Westfall said as

he warmly welcomed customers into the store, which is located in the 1500 block of Covington Avenue in the Market Place Shopping Center. “We had a soft open two weeks ago in order to get the kinks out. We have been busy and we have been prepared.” Since their soft opening and during the grand opening, Westfall said he has heard high praise from several customers who enjoy both the store, the prices and the merchandise. “We are doing very well, and we weren’t technically open until today,” Westfall said. “They (the customers) are all saying that they

love it.” Loving it so much, in fact, that the Piqua location was recently listed as the top store in a district that encompasses a total of 15 stores. The Piqua location was one of five other Roses grand openings Thursday, most of which took place throughout Ohio. The store employs a staff of 45. According to a press release issued by Variety Wholesalers Inc., a discount retailer that operates several stores such as Roses, the store offers “value-priced” merchandise that includes clothing and shoes; home furnishings; housewares; toys; food and candy; health and beauty products; giftware and seasonal products; and


Roses has opened a new store in the Market Place Shopping Center in the 1500 block of Covington Avenue in Piqua. According to it’s website, the store offers “value-priced” merchandise, including clothing and shoes for the entire family, home furnishings, housewares, toys, food and candy, health and beauty products, giftware and seasonal products such as Christmas and lawn and garden. lawn and garden items. Roses’ mission and concept is to provide “great value, quality and prices” combined with a conven-

ient and pleasant shopping experience for customers. Variety Wholesalers is a family-owned business that has been in operation

since 1922, and has been listed in Fortune 500 magazine as “one of the largest, privately-owned companies in the United States.”

to you.” 4. Applicant must submit at least two references from their high school or ECC or teachers. 5. Applicant must be a Miami County resident. Interested applicants must complete the scholarship application with required essay, references and official transcript sealed from the school, no later than April 1, 2012, and mail it to Edison Community College, care of Terri Jacomet, vice president of Institutional Advancement, 1973 Edison Drive, Piqua, OH 45356. The award recipient will be notified on or about mid-May 2012. Payment of the award will be made in one installment. Checks will be made payable to Edison Community College for the student; awards may be used to pay tuition and fees. If the recipient has been awarded a financial package or a FAFSA loan, this would be a last dollar scholarship. For more information about the scholarship, call 440-3706 and ask for Mayme Larson or Terri Jacomet at (937) 778-7806.

Coaching has begun providing institutions and individuals with a wide range of KRATZMEYER green cleaning supplies and natural health and wellness products, and providing related counseling and consultation about their advantages. Justin Kratzmeyer and his family have lived in Troy for several years, and he has always had a keen interest in nature, healthy living and promoting the use of non-toxic products long before most people were aware of this option. “I’m working with institutions such as schools, churches and hotels to provide effective cleaning supplies that are not only far better for the environment, but also are safe for children and adults,” he said. Kratzmeyer said these products include laundry detergents, surface cleaners, dishwashing detergents, supplements (such as antioxidants) and more. “I use several national suppliers that have been in business for decades, and have perfected these products,” he said. Kratzmeyer also provides information to clarify misconceptions about the

green industry, such as that no green cleaners can disinfect. “I provide a few different cleaners that do, and I think this would be valuable to a lot of people,” he said. As part of his service, Kratzmeyer is available to speak with groups about how the environment affects our health and what we can do about it. He also plans to participate in and help to sponsor various health fairs and other events, and has product samples for people to try. “The public is becoming more aware all the time about the importance of issues such as recycling and the many other things we can do to help protect the environment,” Kratzmeyer said. “People also recognize the constant increase of health issues, allergies, and other chronic problems that might be related to environmental components, such as chemicals and the processed food we eat. I look forward to helping people and businesses; I have found my niche, and this means a lot to me,” he said. Servicing the entire Miami Valley, Kratzmeyer can be reached at (937) 559-6344 or www.kratzhealthcoach@


Comfort Keepers offices merge MIAMI VALLEY — Miami Valley Comfort Keepers, which has been offering in-home care services for the last 13 years in Darke, Miami, Preble, Shelby, Montgomery and Greene counties, will merge offices in Dayton, according to owner Kristina Clum. The change includes a relocation of the Troy, Englewood, Dayton and Kettering offices to one main office at 6640 Poe Ave., Suite 111 in Vandalia. The phone numbers remain the same and, in fact, if care is needed in any of the Miami Valley counties, calling (877) 4084848 can connect the individual to a live person for assistance. Since opening her first office in Springfield, Clum has experienced rapid growth throughout the Miami Valley and now has a large staff of caregivers who provide care to seniors in their homes, or in assisted living or other senior living facilities. “Most seniors prefer to stay in their own home, and many times, with the addition of a little extra help with daily activities, many of our clients are able to stay safely in the comfort of their own home,” Clum said. “Even if a senior calls an assisted

shared experiences with other companies who face some of the same challenges; protecting a workforce and staying informed about regulations. The council works in collaboration with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Division of Safety and Hygiene and the Piqua Chamber of Commerce. Applicants must take a “safety” course in one of the fields of study listed below: a. Business management b. Industrial management c. Medical assistant d. Medical lab technician/clinical lab technician e. Registered nurse f. Medical office and coder insurance g. Phlebotomy h. Physical therapist Safety council assistant sponsors safety i. Social services Other criteria to apply scholarship include: 1. Applicants must be a MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Safety part-time or full-time student enrolled at Edison Council, in conjunction Community College. with Edison Community 2. Applicants must College, will offer one Miami County college stu- have a GPA of a minimum of 2.5 verified by high dent, attending Edison, a school or college tran$500 scholarship. The scholarship will be scripts to qualify. 3. Applicants shall subfor use toward a safety-orimit an essay of between ented program at Edison 300-500 words (typed) on Community College. the following “Why safety The Miami County Safety Council offers edu- is important in the workcational programs and place and what it means living facility home, we can provide a level of companionship and service that goes a long way to preserve their quality of life. Merging our Comfort Keepers locations allows us to expand our reach and help an even larger population in and around the Miami Valley area.” Comfort Keepers provides in-home care services for aging adults, new mothers and others needing assistance with daily activities, enabling them to stay in their own homes. Services include personal care such as bathing, toileting and transferring, as well as companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, incidental transportation, medicine reminders and more.

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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Sunday, March 4, the 64th day of 2012. There are 302 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 4, 1789, the Constitution of the United States went into effect as the first Federal Congress met in New York. (The lawmakers then adjourned for lack of a quorum.) On this date: In 1681, England’s King Charles II granted a charter to

William Penn for an area of land that later became Pennsylvania. In 1858, Sen. James Henry Hammond of South Carolina declared “Cotton is king” in a speech to the U.S. Senate. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th president of the United States. In 1977, some 1,500 people were killed in an earthquake that shook southern and eastern Europe. In 1981, a jury in Salt Lake City convicted Joseph Paul

Franklin, an avowed racist and serial killer, of violating the civil rights of two black men who’d been shot to death. (Franklin received two life sentences for this crime he is currently on Missouri’s death row for the 1977 murder of a Jewish man, Gerald Gordon.) Ten years ago: Seven American soldiers were killed, 11 wounded, in Afghanistan at the outset of Operation Anaconda against remnant Taliban and al-Qaida forces.

Fresh assault on Homs as Red Cross seeks access BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces launched a fresh assault on Homs on Saturday as the Red Cross pressed forward with efforts to deliver badly needed aid to thousands of people stranded in a besieged neighborhood despite warnings from regime troops of land mines and booby traps. Two days after they fought their way into the rebel stronghold of Baba Amr, government forces shelled several other neighborhoods of the city, the country’s third largest with about 1 million people. They included districts where many of Baba Amr’s residents had fled, activists said. The Syrian regime has said it was fighting “armed gangs” in Baba Amr, which has become a symbol of the nearly year-old uprising against President Bashar Assad’s authoritarian

rule. The revolt has killed more than 7,500 people, according to the U.N. The Local Coordination Committees activist network said mortars slammed into the districts of Khaldiyeh, Bab Sbaa and Khader. Abu Hassan al-Homsi, a doctor at a makeshift clinic in Khaldiyeh, said he treated a dozen people who were wounded, most lightly. “This has become routine, the mortars start falling early in the morning,” he said. Several homes were damaged from the morning shelling. Another Khaldiyeh resident who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals said the district has been without water and heating fuel for a week amid freezing temperatures and snow.

“We are collecting rain and snow water, and cutting trees to burn to warm ourselves,” he said. Conditions in Baba Amr are believed to be dire, with extended power outages, shortages of food and water, and lack of medical care. Syrian government forces took control of the neighborhood Thursday after rebels fled the district under constant bombardment that activists said killed hundreds of people since early February. The Red Cross said the regime blocked its entry to Baba Amr on Friday, one day after the group received government permission to enter with a convoy of seven trucks carrying 15 tons of humanitarian aid including food, medical supplies and blankets. “We are still in negotiations to enter Baba Amr,” ICRC spokesman Hicham Hassan said

Saturday in Geneva. The Syrians said they were not letting the Red Cross into Baba Amr because of safety concerns, including land mines, Hassan said, adding the organization had not been able to verify the danger. The government has not offered an official explanation. There was no immediate word on what was going on in Baba Amr on Saturday, a day after activists accused regime forces of execution-style killings and a scorched-earth campaign of burning homes, raising fears of revenge attacks in a country on the verge of civil war. Telephone and Internet lines were still down and activists in nearby areas said they had no information from inside. In the northern Idlib province, cemetery workers were burying

people in parks because the graveyards were targets for regime forces, residents said. “They (the Syrian army) don’t let us pass the check point to get to the cemetery over there, they don’t let us dig graves over there. So we have to dig graves in the park,” Idlib cemetery worker Issam Abbas told The Associated Press. In Damascus, Red Crescent officials handed over to embassy officials the bodies of two foreign journalists who were killed in shelling while trapped inside Baba Amr. French Ambassador Eric Chevallier received the body of French photographer Remi Ochlik, and a Polish diplomat received the remains of American Marie Colvin. U.S. interests in Syria are represented by Poland.

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Class-action payout estimated at $7.8 billion NEW YORK (AP) — BP’s settlement deal with thousands of victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a major step toward putting the worst oil spill in U.S. history behind it. BP says it will not have to increase the $37.2 billion it has set aside to pay for the spill, and analysts say the settlement could allow BP to quickly resolve outstanding claims by states and the federal government. If approved by a federal court in New Orleans, Friday’s deal would settle lawsuits filed by some 100,000 individuals and businesses affected by the spill. They include fishermen who lost work, cleanup workers who got sick and others who claimed harm from the oil giant’s April 20, 2010, disaster. The accident destroyed a drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon, killed 11 workers, spilled an estimated 200 million gallons of oil and disrupted thou-

sands of Gulf Coast lives. The spill soiled sensitive tidal estuaries and beaches, killed wildlife and closed vast areas of the Gulf to commercial fishing. The momentous settlement announced late Friday will have no cap to compensate the plaintiffs, though BP PLC estimated it would have to pay out about $7.8 billion, making it one of the largest classaction settlements ever. The settlement would come out of a $20 billion trust the company had established to pay these types of claims. The trust has $9.5 billion in assets. Whatever remains in the trust after victims are paid out would come back to BP. The settlement does not resolve state claims against the company or federal fines and penalties that could total $20 billion to $25 billion. BP is also mired in lawsuits with some of its partners in the Macondo project in the Gulf.

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A stop on the campaign trail For presidents and presidential hopefuls, road to White House often includes swing through city of Troy BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer For presidential hopefuls, Ohio has long been a battleground in terms of winning the necessary electoral votes to earn a seat in theWhite House. And Miami County — specifically Troy — has long been a key stop on the TROY campaign trail for those presidential hopefuls. According to Local History Library historian Patrick Kennedy, the first presidential candidate to visit was Cincinnati-native President William Howard Taft on May 20, 1912, where he spoke on the Square. Kennedy’s greatgrandfather, Brooks Johnson, attended the speech on the square. “My great-grandfather was the clerk of courts in Miami County and in those days, there were no tickets, you just lined up,” Kennedy said. Today, Kennedy possesses two black and white photographs depicting the large crowd gathered on the square, including those who climbed telephone poles to get a better look at Taft. Kennedy said presidents on the Republican ticket have always stopped in Miami County. “Republicans have always had that leaning,” Kennedy said. The last Democratic party candidate who campaigned in Miami County was William Jennings Bryan, who ran against President William McKinley. Bryan made a stop in Troy and spoke from the platform of a train at the depot on East Main Street. According to Kennedy, Bryan saw that he was speaking to a mostly opposition crowd and later commented they would have to do some “missionary work” here. Bryan returned in 1907 in his third and final attempt to win the White House. He was scheduled to speak at the Opera House (bad weather) or on the Public Square (good weather), but opted to stay on the train. “Perhaps, he remembered his 1896 visit,” Kennedy said. Kennedy said Troy is popular with Republican candidates because of its “Heartland of America” feel and its own unique political tradition. “Going to K’s (restaurant) somehow became a campaign tradition that got passed along,” Kennedy said.

RIGHT: President William Howard Taft visits Troy, most likely on East Main Street. PROVIDED BY PATRICK KENNEDY


Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., shakes hands with supporters after stepping off his campaign bus, which stopped on Interstate 75 in Troy, Aug. 1, 2004.


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on top of the Hobart Cabinet building on Clay Street, and each had a Troy police officer Although he has been escort,” Frank said. retired from the force for 14 The city of Troy also had a years, former city of Troy member of the Secret Service, police Chief Charles Frank John Rodriguez, who was clearly recalls President assigned to help Frank with Ronald Reagan rolling the security lockdown of the through Troy by train on Oct. city. 12, 1984. “A week prior, I probably “We’ve seen our share of spent more time with political ‘big wigs’ if you will,” Rodriguez than my family,” Frank said. He said the Frank said. Rodriguez helped department called Reagan’s secure the platform viewing stop the “slow down and area for students and commuwave.” nity members to see President Frank shared how the Reagan as he rode by. Secret Service began meeting “Every foot of train track with him prior to Reagan’s from Dayton to Lima was stop to offer full security under watch by police detail,” detail during the president’s Frank said. 15-minute visit aboard the He said the city of Troy had Ferdinand Magellan, the same help from other area jurisdictrain Truman used during his tions, including West Milton campaign almost 40 years and the Miami County before. Sheriff’s Office. “There were a few sniper Only a few minor incidents teams, one was on top of the Salvation Army building, one • See CAMPAIGN TRAIL on C2

A ‘Whistle Stop’ to Remember

• May 20, 1912 – William Howard Taft visits Troy during the campaign of 1912 and speaks on the Public Square. He is believed to be the first visiting president to come to Troy. • Mid-1930’s – Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s steam engine train makes a brief stop to refill the water tank. It was during the early hours of the morning and the president was not seen. A small crowd gathered to see the train. • Oct. 11, 1948 – President Harry Truman makes a very brief stop in Troy on his campaign to be re-elected. President Truman did not speak, but waved and smiled at the crowd from the platform of the train near the Union Street crossing of the B & O railroad line. The train used in the tour is the Ferdinand Magellan. It is estimated several hundred people came out PROVIDED BY TROY HISTORY ROOM to see the president. a “Whistle Stop” in Troy on Oct. 12, 1984. The photo was taken by • Oct. 31, 1952 – President Truman visited Troy for the second time when he campaigned for Adlai Stevenson. Arriving about 12:15 p.m., President Truman gives a short speech from the train’s back platform on why Trojans should vote for Stevenson, even making reference to Hobart Manufacturing. With this visit, it is believed that President Truman is the only sitting president to visit Troy twice during his administration. • Oct. 12, 1984 – President Ronald Reagan makes a stop during a re-election tour aboard the Ferdinand Magellan. A crowd of 7,000 well-wishers attended the “Whistle Stop” in Troy, where Reagan smiled and waved from the back of the train. • August 2004 – President George W. Bush visits Troy during his campaign for four more years in the White House. He held a rally and gave a speech downtown on STAFF FILE PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER the Public Square. As far as can be President George W. Bush stops to hold Landon James Mohr of ascertained at this time, he is only Tipp City, Ohio, during a rally at the Public Square in downtown the second president to give a speech on the Public Square. Troy, Aug. 28, 2004. — Provided by Patrick Kennedy, historian, Troy Local History Library.



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Spring’s unsung escorts return early About a week ago, just as the sun was making its way above the eastern horizon, I stepped outside to give Moon-the-Dog free rein for her morning investigations around the yard. Glancing over the river to the island across from the cottage, I was startled to see a number of large, dark shapes huddled in the top of a towering sycamore. Turkey vultures! Twenty-one of them by a quick count. While the big scavengers are familiar seasonal residents along this portion of the Stillwater, and have roosted nightly on the island during the past halfdozen years I’ve lived here, this time around the birds were back nearly a month early. Yet they aren’t the only vultures I’ve spotted this year. I actually saw my first turkey vultures of 2012 — a half-dozen birds circling over a field west of the airport at Vandalia — way back on Feb. 1, an unseasonably warm day with temperatures exceeding the 60˚F mark. Typically, I spot the first vultures of the new year hereabouts around the middle of March. This timeframe rather neatly

the area that spring. Apparently those delighted birds made note of the date, informed their kith and kin, and the legendary anniversary return began. A fine tale all around, except… An 1808 journal from the area also mentions how, about the middle of March, buzzards would begin to show up, winging Jim McGuire above the nearby cliffs. This verTroy Daily News Columnist sion’s bonus details mention an Indian woman hanged for witchcraft on the March 15 date, and coincides with the date of the a curse she placed on villagers famous vernal returning of and executioners alike to ensure turkey vultures to the cliffs over- the ugly, carrion-eating birds looking the Rocky River near would always be around to Hinkley, Ohio. remind them of their act while Hinkley’s vulture homecomblighting the landscape. ing is often claimed to have origBruce Peterjohn, in his cominated with a Great Hunt that prehensive Birds of Ohio, says took place in the winter of 1818. that while a few turkey vultures Early settlers gathered en masse have been recorded along westand marched through the counern Lake Erie as early as latetryside, killing every varmint — February, the first week or two from fox to bear — they could of March is more their usual manage. The carcasses were beginning time, with birds heaped in a pile, promptly froze, becoming common spring and were subsequently discovarrivals throughout Ohio by ered once they began thawing — March 20-25. a veritable smorgasbord! — by That coincides with my own the first vultures returning to experience for a typical Ohio

year, and makes perfect sense when you remember that turkey vultures hunt more by smell than sight. The birds, soaring hundreds of feet in the air, are said to be able to easily detect the scent of a one-day-dead mouse on the ground, hidden below a layer of dried leaves, within a thickly-canopied woods. Of course, such olfactory acuity isn’t much good if the carcass is snow-covered and frozen solid. That, more than any lack of available dead things to feed upon — roadkill, ground predators and natural causes being pretty omni-seasonal — is why turkey vultures head south for the winter. The turkey vultures thatspend their summer roosting on the island, and thus the buzzards I know best, generally depart during the last week of October through the first week in November. One morning they’re there, scattered like ghastly congregants among the roost trees, upwards of 200 strong — and the next they’re gone, every black-robed one of ‘em. Not a bird on the roost. And I see nary another feather until

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• Continued from B1 occurred prior to Reagan’s visit but they were immediately addressed, such as a man who climbed a piece of equipment with binoculars — twice. “He sure didn’t do that again,” Frank said. “It really was a huge undertaking for us,” Frank said. “But it was an honor that we were visited by the President of the United States.” Frank said he felt like a huge weight was lifted from his shoulders when Reagan’s train left the city limits. “Dallas was in the back of my mind,” Frank said in reference to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, Texas. “When they crossed Water Street, I had an overwhelming sense of relief when I saw that he was out of my jurisdiction.” Yet Frank said he was able to see President Reagan during his stop in Troy while standing along the tracks observing the crowds. “I got a real good view of President Reagan,” Frank said. Frank said pulling off a presidential visit was “a neat experience” and one the city police department used for other famous visitors. “We’ve had a lot of highprofile visitors throughout the years,” Frank said. One of Frank’s favorite stories was when Vice President George H.W. Bush’s visit was announced right before Frank was to leave for a law enforcement conference. “I was getting ready to

• July 1, 1837 – War of 1812 hero William Henry Harrison comes to Troy to open the Miami-Erie Canal through the area. Although he was not actively campaigning (he had lost the 1836 election for the presidency), he would run and win the office in 1840 as the Whig candidate. The future president spoke at the Episcopal Church (now the family abuse shelter) and is believed to be the only president (past, future or sitting) to have spent a night in Troy. • August 1887 – Congressman William McKinley visited Troy and spoke at the Opera House during a political tour. McKinley went on to win the 1896 and 1900 elections for the presidency. • Oct. 21, 1988 – George H.W. Bush, Vice President, made a campaign stop at Hobart Arena and gave a 20 minute speech to the crowd gathered there. President Reagan had served two terms and George H.W. Bush was seeking the presidency. • 1992 – Vice President Dan Quayle made a stop in Troy during the effort to win four more years as George H.W. Bush’s vice president. Records show that he is the only sitting vice president who campaigned in Troy to be re-elected as vice president.



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• October 1896 and Oct. 27, 1907 – Democrat William Jennings Bryan, campaigning against William McKinley (1896), makes a stop in Troy and speaks from the platform of a train at the depot on East Main Street. He saw that he was speaking to a mostly oppositional crowd and later commented they would have to do some “missionary work” here. Bryan returned in 1907 in his third and final attempt to win the White House. He was scheduled to speak at the Opera House (bad weather) or on the Public Square (good weather), but opted to stay on the train. • 1996 – Republican running mates Senators Bob Dole and Jack Kemp visited Troy in their bid to win the offices of president and vice president. They lost to President Clinton and Vice President Gore. • 2004 – In an effort to “hit” some of the same territory as his opponent, Senator John Kerry stopped in Troy for a visit. He lost to President G.W. Bush. • Oct. 23, 2008 – Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin stopped in Troy and spoke to a crowd at Hobart Arena during the campaign tour. Palin and presidential candidate John McCain lost to Barack Obama and Joseph Biden.

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Children who share space develop social skills Two kids in a bedroom can sometimes be better than one BY MELISSA KOSSLER DUTTON Associated Press In the Panebianco house, sharing a bedroom is about more than saving space. Gerri and Sam Panebianco have chosen to put their sons, 3year-old J.P. and 2-year-old Eric, in the same room because they want them to become good friends and develop social skills. “We want them to understand what it’s like to navigate shared space and to be happy sharing space,” said Gerri Panebianco, an owner of Little Crown Interiors, which specializes in designing children’s rooms, in Orange County, Calif. Through her work, she has seen many parents making a similar choice, deciding that having kids share a room is good preparation for college and marriage. “This is a skill that they feel children should be learning early,” she said. Of course, in many families with more children or smaller homes, sharing a bedroom is also a necessity. Today’s tough economy has caused many families to stay in smaller homes longer, said Jim Badgley, managing broker of Windermere Real Estate in Kirkland, Wash. “I know they’ve outgrown their house,” but they’re not moving, he said. Stefanie Nieves and her husband, Eddie Morales, have no plans to sell their two-bedroom, starter home in Perth Amboy, N.J. - even though they now have two children. “We can’t really move, so we have to make the space work,” she said. Her children, 3-year-old Elias and 18-month-old Mia, share a bedroom. The kids have responded well to the arrangement, she said. “They have the best relationship,” she said. “They love being in their room.” Pairing a boy and a girl hasn’t been an issue at their age, she said. But as children approach middle school, that arrangement can be more challenging, said James Crist, a psychologist at the Child and Family Counseling Center in Woodbridge, Va. Parents should make accommodations —

“Some of the kids really prefer sharing the space. They choose to stay together.” — Psychologist James Crist


Gerri Panebianco and her boys, J.P., 3, left, and Eric, 2, play in their shared bathroom at their home in Huntington Beach, Calif., Feb. 24. For many families, having kids share a bedroom is a necessity. But even when crowding isn’t an issue, some parents choose to have their children share a room anyhow. They say it encourages them to become closer, and teaches lessons about how to get along that will help them later in life.

such as having kids dress in the bathroom — to ensure privacy for older brothers and sisters who share a room, he said. Whatever the reason for putting children together, a shared bedroom is a good opportunity to learn about negotiation and compromise, Crist said. There can be other benefits as well, he said. When kids are in the same room, they may have an easier time going to bed, and can become closer with their siblings. “It can strengthen the relationship,” he said. Children may find it reassuring to have a sibling there to keep them company and talk with them before falling asleep. “Some of the kids really prefer sharing the space,” he said. “They choose to stay together.” Gus Dreher, 6, loves sharing a room with his big brother, Abe, at their home in Peterborough, N.H. “I’m not scared when I’m with him,” Gus said. Sharing a room has been good for the boys, said their mother, Tonya Dreher. The boys, who used to share a room with their now 10-year-old sister, aren’t interested in separating, even though the family now lives in a four-bedroom home. Tonya and her husband, Steve, like the closeness that has developed between the brothers. “They’ve always been together,” Tonya Dreher said. “I feel like when they’re in there, they’re allies.” Crist suggests a few guidelines for parents to help kids share a room happily: Sharing a room doesn’t mean sharing everything. Provide each child with a place to store their prized possessions. Give children a role in solving problems. When conflicts arise, let the children offer solutions. Teach kids respect. Help the children develop rules about taking or using their siblings’ belongings.

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Motorcyclists ride on Seven Mile Bridge along the Overseas Highway, U.S. 1, which connects Knight’s Key in Marathon, Fla. with Little Duck Key, in February.

Roaring into sun and sea Two wheels the way to see the Keys BY GLENN ADAMS Associated Press KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Lots of Northerners shake off the last of the cold weather with a trip south this time of year. We decided to head into the Florida sunshine on two wheels, on a motorcycle trip from Miami down through the Keys, where the flat lanes seem to skim you over the blue-andaquamarine, coral-lined sea before you’re vaulted skyward bound up a causeway and on to another island. From the Keys, we turned west through the Everglades on the Tamiami Trail (Route 41), then up the Gulf Coast and back east to Miami via Alligator Alley (Interstate 75). With side trips, it was around 600 miles in four days, not a big challenge for the true windin-your-face aficionado. If you’re flying into Florida to start your trip as this frostencrusted Mainer did there’s a good selection of motorcycle rental shops to choose from. I chose EagleRider Miami, which put me on a BMW 1200 GS, a gutsy streetworthy rig with adequate bags for carry-ons, including my wife Betty’s always-abundant array of togs. Check your motorcycle insurance coverage, and if it doesn’t cover rentals, do consider buying the protection. It added less than $30 a day to the overall sum of $584 that covered three 24-hour periods spanning four calendar days. On our first leg, we slogged our way through local traffic in Miami and the surrounding area to connect with U.S. 1 about 50 miles south of the city. A wiser choice would have been to spend the extra few bucks and cruise toward the islands on Florida’s Turnpike. If you’re renting a motorcycle, you don’t even need to fumble for cash at the tolls; photos of the bike license plate will be sent to the rental company, which in my case added toll charges to the bill. The feel of escaping the mainland and entering the Keys on U.S. 1 is no less than exhilarating. The roadway, also called the Overseas Highway, runs 127 miles, connecting the island chain with a series of bridges and expansive, seemingly endless views of the ocean on either side. Our first stop was Key Largo. With the help of a chamber of commerce information center, we found a seaside onebedroom apartment there. Informal but graceful, the palm-shaded compound opened to a spacious dock overlooking Florida Bay and was a short walk to a selection of Mexican, sushi and other restaurants, including one that will be remembered for its pitchers of margaritas. And if you’re not a privacy freak, sharing four to a unit can save a lot of bucks. In


In this March 14, 2010, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, visitors to the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum stroll towards the entrance in Key West, Fla., shortly after a ceremony was staged designating the site a Literary Landmark. The designation was given by a division of the American Library Association. Hemingway lived in the house from 1931 through 1939 and wrote many of his manuscripts in the property’s second-story writing studio. The Pulitzer and Nobel prizewinning author owned the property until his death in 1961.


In this Nov. 27, 2010, photo released by the Florida Keys News Bureau, kayakers paddle along mangroves at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, Fla. The nation’s first underwater preserve encompasses 70 square miles of coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangrove forests.


A tourist poses for a pictures at the monument marking the continental states’ southernmost point in Key West, Fla., in February. this case, $140 split between two couples wasn’t bad. U.S. 1 slows down in the towns dotting the islands, but

it’s a good idea to keep alert for cross-traffic that doesn’t seem to notice bikes. These areas are replete with shops, restaurants,

and places offering side trips for diving, boating, sport fishing, parasailing and bicycling. For the non-motorized biking crowd, bike paths are laned off along the Overseas Highway. There’s also a sumptuous selection of state parks offering swimming, snorkeling, canoeing and camping. The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, combined with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, covers 178 nautical square miles and offers divers breathtaking sights of coral formations and tropical marine life. Closer to Key West is Big Pine Key, noted for its tiny, endangered Key deer. There are ample warnings and much of the stretch across the island is fenced off, but riders should take note. We found the turnoff from Big Pine that took us literally off the beaten path to No Name Key, noted for a roadside pub by the same name. The food and beer are fine, but the walls and ceilings dressed in a lush coating of dollar bills left by legions of patrons who’ve paraded through are the real attraction. As the green mile markers across U.S. 1 complete their countdown from 127 to 0, you’re in Key West. A ride into town for a look-see circuit is fine, but it’s a good idea to find a hotel, B&B or other lodging and leave the two-wheelers parked before the sightseeing and partying begin. We lucked out with perhaps the last room on the island, around $300. But, again, we bunked four to a room. The streets fill up at nighttime and the drinks flow at Sloppy Joe’s, Hog’s Breath Saloon and the other noted haunts and honky tonks. (The


bouncers are glad to make sure your beer is in a plastic cup instead of a bottle if you decide to take to the streets.) Amid it all, Key West is full of restaurants to suit all tastes. At the pierside Alonzo’s, a fine dinner and drinks came to about $100 on the nose. The town’s attractions are many, but Key West can hardly be uttered without mentioning its most famous denizen, Ernest Hemingway. His coral rock home and a museum can be visited for an admission. The everphotographed monument marking the southernmost point in the continental states is open and free. Any visitor will quickly see the selection of shops featuring art, sandals, cigars and you-name-it lining the streets. Fortunately for bikers, there’s little room for extra baggage so we continued our tour virtually souvenir-free. It was on to the Everglades, a wholly different world and kind of beauty just a few hours ride away. From U.S. 1, on the mainland, it’s a sharp left (west) to U.S. 41, the Tamiami Trail, and a delightful straightaway into the Everglades and Big Cypress National Preserve. This time, instead of riding over the sea we had the sense of riding over a sea of swamp grass, bounded at great lengths by canals off the edges of the highway The starkness of the surroundings was refreshing after the heavy commercialization along the Keys. Miles go by before you see a store or gas station, so check your fuel gauge. The road passes the entrance to Shark Valley Visitor Center where tram tours into the Everglades are available. Traffic was light, but no fewer than a dozen airboats towed by pickups that passed by attested to the busy day vendors had taking people into the subtropical wilderness essentially a giant, shallow moving river. The ride got more interesting, if eerie, as the sun set and we made way for Naples on the Gulf Coast. Signs appeared warning drivers to slow down for panther crossings. From Naples, the vistas give way to miles of strip malls and shopping areas that service growing Gulf Coast communities. The final leg began with a turn back east toward I-75, or Alligator Alley, across Big Cypress National Preserve, leading back to Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The ride is, again, a motorcyclist’s dream, but here there are no tourist amenities, just the necessities.



Sunday, March 4, 2012



‘Being Flynn’ isn’t too appealing BY CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Film Reviewer


In this film image released by Focus Features, Robert De Niro portrays Jonathan Flynn, left, and Paul Dano portrays Nick Flynn in a scene from “Being Flynn.” Of course, that title wouldn’t have flown at theaters, but “Being Flynn” is an unfortunately forgettable substitute. De Niro’s taking big bites out of one of the meatier and more serious roles he’s had in a while;

Tragedy inspires new Fray song BY JOHN CARUCCI AP Music Writer The Fray’s new song “Heartbeat” seems to be about reviving a broken relationship, with lyrics like “I wanna kiss your scars tonight, and baby, you gotta try, you gotta let me in.” But the inspiration for the rock tune has little to do with a failed romance. Instead, it comes from one of the worst tragedies in recent memory the genocide in Rwanda nearly two decades ago. Lead singer and writer Isaac Slade was visiting the Rwandan capital of Kigali last year when he found himself standing on the site where more than 250,000 victims of the country’s 1994 genocide were buried. Then he had an epiphany. “(I was) at this gathering with a bunch of local (people) and ex-pats, all standing in circle holding hands, just kind of thinking and talking about Rwanda. This chick was standing next to me and I couldn’t tell if it was her heartbeat or mine, but it felt like the country was getting its pulse back to it,” Slade remembered. “I busted out my phone and wrote that pre-chorus of this song called ‘Heartbeat,’ and wrote some of the chorus on the way

back,” he said. The vocalist also spent time with President Paul Kagame after a friend arranged a meeting. The visit took place near Kagame’s birthday, so Slade performed a solo version of The Fray’s biggest hit so far, “How to Save A Life,” in the presidential palace. Slade bonded with Kagame and the two men spoke of family and the darkest period in Rwandan history, when extremist Hutus killed more than 500,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in the country. Kagame led Rwandan Tutsi soldiers at the time, and has been credited with ending the genocide. After Slade talked to Kagame, he said he understood the purpose of “Heartbeat.” “One of the few sayings that the Jewish faith and the Muslim faith share (is) that if you kill one man, you’re guilty of killing all of us,” Slade said. “So I wanted to flip that to the opposite. If you serve one man, if you do step off your pedestal or whatever like Kagame did and risk his life and led those people out of exodus, you’re essentially loving the entire world.” The song is on the band’s third album, “Scars & Stories,” which was released earlier this month.

Craig Morgan revels in regular guy role BY MICHAEL MCCALL AP Music Writer Craig Morgan, “This Ole Boy” (Black River): At a time when country music’s pop leanings have fans questioning the genre’s elasticity, Craig Morgan leaves no doubt about what he sings. For 12 years, Morgan has filled albums with imagery of the rural south, helping set a predominant country music trend toward upbeat songs about family, home, pickup trucks, and old-fashioned values. As the title “This Ole Boy” suggests, Morgan’s latest album keeps his work-

ing boots planted in farmland soil. The title song, a current country radio hit, establishes Morgan’s pointof-view: He’s a regular guy who couldn’t be happier about the life he leads. Fortunately, Morgan and longtime co-producer and co-writer Phil O’Donnell match his optimistic lyrics with infectious, good-time arrangements. The album only falters when Morgan, a 47year-old father, adopts a more brazen, rocking attitude. The songs “Show Me Your Tattoo” and “Corn Star” objectify wild women in ways better left to younger performers.

Dano, meanwhile, is dialed down and constantly reacts with deadpan incredulity. Individually, they achieve some compelling moments. But rather than providing an intriguing contrast, these disparate performances

undermine the cohesion and flow of writer-director Paul Weitz’s film. The famously committed De Niro may actually be too convincingly obnoxious here, and a lot of that has to do with the singulari-



In this film image released by Universal Pictures, animated character Once-ler, voiced by Ed Helms, is shown in a scene from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.”

Too busy for its own good Plant life is scarce in Seuss’ green fable BY CHRIS VOGNAR AP Film Reviewer DALLAS (AP) — Dr. Seuss died in 1991, saving him from the gaudy, bigscreen abominations of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000) and “Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat” (2003). These weren’t just bad movies; they were hyperkinetic nuisances, antithetical to the wise economy of the good Doctor. Now, after a passable “Horton Hears a Who” (2008), “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” gets a shot. If the results aren’t sublime, they’re hardly embarrassing. Directed by Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda, two of the minds behind “Despicable Me,” this animated environmentalist parable is too busy for its own good (gotta keep the little ones engaged), and a little overstuffed with story. But the design is witty and imaginative, and the small grace notes are enough to keep an open-minded adult giggling. “The Lorax” also happens to have something on its mind: If Fox News objected to the menace of “The Muppets,” this bit of tree huggery might give

In this film image released by Universal Pictures, animated character Lorax, voiced by Danny Devito, center, stands with stands with the Bar-ba-loots, Swomee-Swans and Humming-Fish in a scene from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.” someone a conniption. The story unfolds in the town of Thneedville, filled by imitation shrubbery and bottled air (sadly no use of the Radiohead song “Fake Plastic Trees”). A flashback shows how a misguided entrepreneur wiped out plant life years previous, over the protests of a mustachioed forest guardian called the Lorax (Danny DeVito). Now pollution fills the air and a ruthless, pintsize tycoon (voiced by Rob Riggle) lords over an artificial empire. What could possibly transform this dire state? Love, of course. Young Ted


(Zac Efron) has a thing for young Audrey (Taylor Swift). Audrey wants a tree. So Ted is determined to find one. Like “Despicable Me,” ”The Lorax” shows a fascination with gizmos, elaborate mechanisms and twisty action sequences. We get a high-flying granny (voiced, of course, by Betty White), and a trio of singing goldfish that made me smile with every appearance. It’s all pleasant enough, if a bit stretched at 94 minutes. “The Lorax” was first published in 1971, one year after the creation of Earth

Troy Civic Theatre

Day, in the thick of the modern environmental movement. The movie arrives amid concerns over climate change. But Dr. Seuss was always attuned to social and political issues as a young political cartoonist he inveighed against fascism and he stayed engaged through his more famous work. In other words, it was little surprise to find him speaking, via the Lorax, for the trees. “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” a Universal release, is rated PG for brief mild language. Running time: 94 minutes. Grade B. 2263775

Robert De Niro and Paul Dano play a father and son who reunite after 18 years of estrangement in “Being Flynn,” and they approach their roles in such polar opposite ways, it’s as if the actors themselves have been estranged, as well. De Niro, as the alcoholic, excon, would-be novelist Jonathan Flynn, is all delusional bombast; he insists everything he writes is a masterpiece, and his bravado barely masks his insanity. Dano, as Flynn’s aimless, hipster son, Nick, may actually have some talent and insight as a poet but he’s meandering between jobs, homes and girlfriends. They’re forced to get to know each other when Jonathan, suddenly finding himself fired from his job as a cab driver and homeless, turns up at the shelter where Nick works (because Nick has nothing better to do, not because he has some great, altruistic urge to improve humanity). This might sound like a massive plot contrivance, except it actually happened, as detailed in Nick Flynn’s bestselling memoir “Another (Expletive) Night in Suck City.”

ty with which the character is written on the page. His character is a bloviating, condescending, hateful racist, and then all of a sudden at the end we’re expected to embrace him. Dano at least gets to experience more of an evolution, as Nick delves into substance abuse and recovery and falls into and out of a relationship with one of his co-workers, played by Olivia Thirlby. The other woman in Nick’s life his hardworking but selfdestructive mother, played by an underused Julianne Moore he recalls in flashbacks through a series of boyfriends and disappointments. Her relationship with Nick’s dad is yet another blip from which Nick is trying to achieve a life that is loftier. We know a lot about what drives these people because it’s spelled out to us in all-too frequent voiceover in dueling narration, actually, as Weitz alternates between Nick’s voice and Jonathan’s. But ultimately, being either Flynn doesn’t seem terribly appealing. “Being Flynn,” a Focus Features release, is rated R for language throughout, some sexuality, drug use and brief nudity. Running time: 102 minutes. Two stars out of four.


10. “Good Girl,” Carrie Perry Underwood 5. “So Good,” B.o.B. 6. “Set Fire to the Rain,” Top Albums ADELE 1. “21,” ADELE 7. “Starships,” Nicki Minaj 2. “Careless World Rise 8. “Somebody That I of the Last King,” Tyga Used to Know,” Gotye 3. “Some Nights,” Fun. 9. “Turn Up the Music,” Chris Brown 4. “Breakfast,” Chiddy

Bang 5. “Whitney The Greatest Hits,” Whitney Houston 6. “Reign of Terror,” Sleigh Bells 7. “Making Mirrors,” Gotye 8. “19,” ADELE 9. “Take Care,” Drake 10. “1,” The Beatles

“Blithe Spirit” March 2, 3, 4, 9, & 10


Curtain: Fri. & Sat. 8:00p, Sun. 4:00p Call: 339-7700 For Ticket Reservations Barn in the Park Across from Hobart Arena


Top Songs 1. “We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monae),” Fun. 2. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson 3. “Glad You Came,” The Wanted 4. “Part of Me,” Katy

DR. SUESS’ THE LORAX 3-D ONLY (PG) 12:20 5:10 7:30 10:00 PROJECT X (R) 11:45 2:05 4:30 7:00 9:35 DR. SUESS’ THE LORAX 2-D ONLY (PG) 11:15 1:35 4:00 6:25 9:00 ACT OF VALOR (R) 11:20 2:00 4:55 7:45 10:25 WANDERLUST (R) 2:30 10:20 THIS MEANS WAR (PG-13) 11:30 1:55 4:20 6:50 10:30



Sunday, March 4, 2012




St., Tipp City. New members welcome. For more information, call 335-9721. • Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at the Tin Roof restaurant. Guests welcome. For more information, call 478-1401. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 and meeting at 5:30 p.m. • Parenting Education Groups will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and ageappropriate ways to parent children. Call 339-6761 for more information. There is no charge for this program. • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy, use back door. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Sanctuary, for women who have been affected by sexual abuse, location not made public. Must currently be in therapy. For more information, call Amy Johns at 6671069, Ext. 430 • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • Pilates for Beginners, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus. • Al-Anon, “The Language of Letting Go, Women’s AlAnon,” will be at 6:45 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, Franklin and Walnut streets, Troy. Women dealing with an addiction issue of any kind in a friend or family member are invited.

• DivorceCare seminar and support group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at Piqua Assembly of God Church, 8440 King Arthur Drive, Piqua. Child care provided through the sixthgrade. • COSA, an anonymous 12-step recovery program for friends and family members whose lives have been affected by another person’s compulsive sexual behavior, will meet in the evening in Tipp City. For more information, call 463-2001. • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion meeting is open. • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. • AA, Living Sober meeting, open to all who have an interest in a sober lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. • Narcotics Anonymous, Winner’s Group, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. Open discussion . • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Fourth St., third floor, Greenville. • Narcotics Anonymous, Never Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., Sidney • Teen Talk, where teens share their everyday issues through communication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Troy View Church of God, 1879 Staunton Road, Troy. • A Spin-In group, practicing the art of making yarn on a spinning wheel, meets from 24 p.m. on the third Sunday at TUESDAY Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp • Deep water aerobics will City. All knitters are invited to be offered from 6-7 p.m. at attend. For more information, Lincoln Community Center, call 667-5358. 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 3352715 or visit MONDAY for more information and programs. • Christian 12 step meet• Hospice of Miami County ings, “Walking in Freedom,” are offered at 7 p.m. at Open Arms “Growing Through Grief” meetChurch, 4075 Tipp Cowlesville ings are at 11 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each Road, Tipp City. month, and 7 p.m. the second • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 and fourth Tuesdays and are designed to provide a safe and a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or supportive environment for the visit for more expression of thoughts and feelings associated with the information and programs. grief process. All sessions are • Zumba $5 sessions will available to the community and be offered at 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln Community Cnter, Troy. at the Hospice Generations of Call 335-2715 or visit www.lcc- Life Center, 550 Summit Ave., second floor, Troy, with light for more information refreshments provided. No and programs. reservations are required. For • AA, Big Book discussion more information, call Susan meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Cottrell at Hospice of Miami County, 335-5191. Dorset Road, Troy, in the 12 • A daytime grief support Step Room. The discussion is group meets on the first, third open to the public. • AA, Green & Growing will and fifth Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at meet at 8 p.m. The closed dis- the Generations of Life Center,, second floor, 550 cussion meeting (attendees Summit Ave., Troy. The support must have a desire to stop group is open to any grieving drinking) will be at Troy View adults in the greater Miami Church of God, 1879 Old County area and there is no Staunton Road, Troy. participation fee. Sessions are • AA, There Is A Solution facilitated by trained bereaveGroup will meet at 8 p.m. in ment staff. Call 573-2100 for Ginghamsburg United details or visit the website at Methodist Church, County Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. • A children’s support group The discussion group is closed for any grieving children ages (participants must have a 6-11 years in the greater desire to stop drinking). • AA, West Milton open dis- Miami County area will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. on the first cussion, 7:30 p.m., Good and third Tuesday evenings at Shepherd Lutheran Church, the Generations of Life Center, rear entrance, 1209 S. Miami second floor, 550 Summit Ave., St. Non-smoking, handicap Troy. There is no participation accessible. • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers fee. Sessions are facilitated by trained bereavement staff and will meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal volunteers. Crafts, sharing time and other grief support activiChurch, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion meeting is ties are preceded by a light meal. open. A beginner’s meeting • Quilting and crafts is begins at 7:30 p.m. • Alternatives: Anger/Rage offered from 9 a.m. to noon Control Group for adult males, every Tuesday at the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First St., Tipp 7-9 p.m., Miami County Shelter, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. City. Call 667-8865 for more Issues addressed are physical, information. • A Fibromyalgia Support verbal and emotional violence group will meet from 6:30-8 toward family members and other persons, how to express p.m. the first Tuesday at the feelings, how to communicate Troy First United Methodist instead of confronting and how Church, 110 W. Franklin St., Troy, in Room 313. Enter from to act nonviolently with stress south parking lot. The support and anger issues. group is free. For more infor• Mind Over Weight Total mation, contact Aimee Fitness, 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Shannon at 552-7634. Franklin St., Troy. Other days • The Concord Township and times available. For more Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. information, call 339-2699. on the first and third Tuesday • TOPS (Take Off Pounds at the township building, 2678 Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 11 N. Third W. State Route 718.

• Mothers of Preschoolers, a group of moms who meet to unwind and socialize while listening to information from speakers, meet the second and fourth Tuesday from 6:158:30 p.m. Single, married, working or stay-at-home moms are invited. Children (under 5) are cared for in MOPPETS. For more information, contact Michelle Lutz at 440-9417 or Andrea Stapleton at 339-8074. • The Miami Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene Street United Methodist Church, 415 W. Greene St., Piqua. All men interested in singing are welcome and visitors always are welcome. For more information, call 778-1586 or visit the group’s Web site at • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at Richards Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., Troy. Video/small group class designed to help separated or divorced people. For more information, call 3358814. • An adoption support group for adoptees and birthmothers will meet on the first Tuesday of each month. Call Pam at 335-6641 for time and location. • The Mental Health Association of Miami County will meet at 4 p.m. on the first Tuesday in the conference room of the Tri-County Board of Recovery & Mental Health, Stouder Center, 1100 Wayne St., Troy. Use the west entrance to the fourth floor. • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 p.m., Dettmer’s Daniel Dining Room. • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion Lutheran Church, Main and Third streets at 8 p.m. This is a closed discussion (participants must have a desire to stop drinking). • Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney Group, Presbyterian Church, corner North and Miami streets, Sidney. • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Open discussion. • An Intermediate Pilates class will be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 6678631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Women’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, Just For Tuesday, will meet at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. This is an open discussion. • Narcotics Anonymous, Unity Group, 7 p.m., Freedom Life Ministries Church, 9101 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Open discussion. • Public bingo, license No. 0105-28, will begin with early birds at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 833, 17 W. Franklin St., Troy. Use the Cherry Street entrance. Doors open at 5 p.m. Instant tickets also will be available. • Public bingo — paper and computer — will be offered by the Tipp City Lumber Baseball organization from 7-10 p.m. at the West Milton Eagles, 2270 S. Miami St., West Milton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and concessions will be available. Proceeds will benefit the sponsorship of five Little League baseball teams. For more information, call 5439959. • The Knitting Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Bradford Public Libary, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. All knitters are welcome or residents can come to learn. • DivorceCare will be every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, State Route 55 and Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is open to men and women. For more information, call Patty at 4401269 or Debbie at 335-8397. • Christian 12-Step, 7-8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County

• Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers WEDNESDAY free pregnancy testing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • Skyview Wesleyan • A Pilates Beginners group Church, 6995 Peters Road, matwork class will be from Tipp City, will offer a free din5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. ner at 6:15 p.m. Bible study Main St., Tipp City. For more will begin at 7 p.m. • An arthritis aquatic class information, call Tipp-Monroe will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 Community Services at 6678631 or Celeste at 669-2441. a.m. at Lincoln Community • Safe People, 7-8:30 p.m., Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more Ginghamsburg Church, SC/DC 104. Find guidance for information and programs. making safe choices in rela• The “Sit and Knit” group tionships, from friendships to meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. co-workers, family or romance. at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp Learn to identify nurturing people as well as those who City. All knitters are invited to should be avoided. Call attend. For more information, Roberta Bogle at 667-4678 for call 667-5358. more information. • Grandma’s Kitchen, a • Boundaries, 7-8:30 p.m., homecooked meal prepared by volunteers, is offered every Ginghamsburg Church, ARK 200. A 12-week video series Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. using Boundaries by Dr. Henry in the activity center of Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Offers practical help and Milton, one block west of State encouragement to all who seek a healthy, balanced life Route 48. The meal, which includes a main course, salad, and practice in being able to say no. For more information, dessert and drink, is $6 per call Linda Richards at 667person, or $3 for a children’s meal. The meal is not provided 4678. • The Temple of Praise on the weeks of Thanksgiving, Ministries will serve hot lunchChristmas or New Year’s. es from noon to 2 p.m. on the • An Alzheimer’s Support first and third Wednesday at Group will meet from 4-5:30 235 S. Third St., Tipp City. p.m. the first and third • A free employment netWednesday of every month at Hospice of Miami County, 530 working group will be offered from 8-9 a.m. each Wayne St., Troy. The group is Wednesday at Job and Family for anyone dealing with Services, 2040 N. County dementia of a loved one. For Road 25-A, Troy. The group more information, call Darla will offer tools to tap into unadYork at 335-3651. vertised jobs, assistance to • The Kiwanis Club will improve personal presentation meet at noon at the Troy skills and resume writing. For Country Club, 1830 Peters more information, call Steven Road, Troy. Non-members of Kiefer at 570-2688 or Justin Kiwanis are invited to come Sommer at 440-3465. meet friends and have lunch. For more information, contact THURSDAY Bobby Phillips, vice president, at 335-6989. • The Troy American Legion • Deep water aerobics will Post No. 43 euchre parties will be offered from 6-7 p.m. at begin at 7:30 p.m. For more Lincoln Community Center, information, call 339-1564. 110 Ash St., Troy. Call 335• AA, Pioneer Group open 2715 or visit discussion will meet at 9:30 for more information and proa.m. Enter down the basement grams. steps on the north side of The • The Generations of Life United Church Of Christ on Center of Hospice of Miami North Pearl Street in County will offer a friendship Covington. The group also luncheon at local restaurants meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday on the second Thursday of night and is wheelchair acces- each month at 11:30 a.m. sible. Locations vary, so interested • AA, Serenity Island Group parties can call the office at will meet at 8 p.m. in the 573-2100 for details. This is a Westminster Presbyterian social event for grieving adults Church, corner of Ash and who do not wish to dine out Caldwell streets, Piqua. The alone. Attendees order from discussion is open. the menu. • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 • An open parent-support p.m. for closed discussion, group will be at 7 p.m. at Step and Tradition meeting, in Corinn’s Way Inc., 306 S. the 12 Step Room, Trinity Dorset Road, Troy. Episcopal Church, 60 S. • Parents are invited to Dorset Road, Troy. attend the Corinn’s Way Inc. • AA, open discussion, 8 parent support group from 7p.m., Westminster 8:30 p.m. each Thursday. The Presbyterian Church, corner of meetings are open discussion. Ash and Caldwell streets, • Friendship Luncheons are Piqua. Use the alley entrance, offered the second Thursday upstairs. at different locations in the • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will county. The luncheons are meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step casual dining experience that Room at Trinity Episcopal allows adults to come together Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, for food and fellowship. Call Troy. the Generations of Live Center • Men’s Anger/Rage Group at 335-5191. will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the • Tipp City Seniors gather Family Abuse Shelter of Miami to play cards prior to lunch County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. every Thursday at 10 a.m. at Issues addressed are physi320 S. First St., Tipp City. At cal, verbal and emotional vio- noon will be a carry-in lunch lence toward family members and participants should bring a and other persons, how to covered dish and table servexpress feelings, how to com- ice. On the third Thursday, municate instead of conSenior Independence offers fronting and how to act nonvio- blood pressure and blood lently with stress and anger sugar testing before lunch. For issues. Call 339-6761 for more more information, call 667information. 8865. • A Domestic Violence • Best is Yet to Come open Support Group for Women will AA meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Episcopal Church, 60 S. the Family Abuse Shelter of Dorset Road, Troy. Miami County, 16. E. Franklin • Weight Watchers, Suite St., Troy. Support for battered 2600, Stouder Center, Troy, at women who want to break free 6:30 p.m. For more informafrom partner violence is tion, call (800) 374-9191. offered. There is no charge for • AA, Tri-City Group meetthe program. For more inforing will take place 8:30-9:30 mation, call 339-6761. p.m. in the cafeteria of the for• Narcotics Anonymous, mer Dettmer Hospital. The Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., lead meeting is open. For Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. more information, call 335Dorset Road, Troy. 9079. • Children’s Creative Play • AA, Spirituality Group will Group will be from 6:30-8:30 meet at 7 p.m. at First p.m. at the Family Abuse Presbyterian Church, Troy. The Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. discussion is open. Franklin St., Troy. School-age • Health Partners Free children will learn appropriate Clinic will offer a free clinic on social interactions and free Thursday night at the clinic, expression through unique 1300 N. County Road 25-A, play therapy. There is no Troy. Registration will be from charge for this program. More 5:30-7 p.m. No appointment is information is available by call- necessary. The clinic does not ing 339-6761. accept medical emergencies, • Narcotics Anonymous, but can refer patients to other 7:30 p.m., Spirit of Recovery, doctors and can prescribe Church of the Brethren, 1431 medication. Call 332-0894 for W. Main St., Troy. more information. • Weight Watchers, Suite • Narcotics Anonymous, 2600, Stouder Center, Troy, at NAIOU, 7:30 p.m., Church of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more the Brethren, 1431 W. Main information, call (800) 374St., Troy. 9191. • Preschool story hours will Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus.

be from 10-11 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. • Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Tipp City. For more information, call 552-7082. FRIDAY • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • The Tri-County Suicide Prevention Coalition will meet at 9 a.m. the second Friday in the conference room of the TriCounty Board of Recovery & Mental Health, Stouder Center, 1100 Wayne St., Troy. Use the west entrance to the fourth floor. • AA, Troy Friday Morning Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m. in the Salvation Army, 129 South Wayne St., Piqua. Use parking lot entrance, held in gym. • Narcotics Anonymous, Clean and Free, 8 p.m., Dettmer Hospital, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Open discussion. Fellowship from 7-8 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 9-10 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 6672441. • Weight Watchers, Suite 2600, Stouder Center, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • Christian Worship Center, 3537 S. Elm Tree Road, Christiansburg, hosts a Friday Night Bluegrass Jam beginning at 7 p.m. each Friday. Homemade meals are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants may bring instruments and join in. A small donation is requested at the door. For more information or directions, call 857-9090 or 631-2624. SATURDAY • Instructional boxing (fundamentals and techniques) classes will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • The West Milton Church of the Brethren, 918 S. Miami St., West Milton, will offer a free clothes closet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second Saturday. Clothes are given to those in need free of charge at this time. For more information, call (937) 698-4395. • Recovery Too Al-Anon meetings are offered at 8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Church, main campus, Room 117, S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City. • AA, Men’s Meeting will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new First Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Road and State Route 41. The meeting is closed (members must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, Troy Winners Group will meet at 8:30 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy for discussion. The meeting is open. • AA, Troy Beginners Group meets at 7 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. This is an open discussion meeting. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, meeting at 9 a.m., weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. • Pilates for Beginners (Introduction), 9:15-10:15 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Narcotics Anonymous, Saturday Night Live, 8 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St., Sidney. • Relapse Prevention Group, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at The Avenue, Room 504, at Ginghamsburg Main Campus, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • The Next Step, a worship celebration for people on the road to recovery, 7 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Main Campus Sanctuary, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • Yoga classes will be offered from 10-11 a.m. at the First United Church of Christ, Troy. The public is invited.




How habits take root Author examines actions By the AP “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” (Random House), by Charles Duhigg: Some of us begin the day with a workout in the gym or a 5mile run, others with coffee and a doughnut, perhaps topped off with a cigarette. It’s all a matter of habit. Habits govern our lives more than we might acknowledge, raising questions about how many of our daily actions are the result of actual decisionmaking. A research study published in 2006 found that more than 40 percent of our actions are habits, not real decisions. Most of us seldom think about how habits develop and what we can do to nurture the good ones and rid ourselves of the bad. Charles Duhigg has thought about it a lot, detailing his conclusions in a book that may lead readers to a fresh examination of how routine behaviors take hold and whether they are susceptible to change. The author starts by describing the three-step process by which habits develop: cue, routine and reward. For Claude Hopkins, the legendary adman for Pepsodent who helped create a craving that made toothbrushing a habit, the cue was tooth film, the routine was brushing and the promised reward was beautiful teeth. In “The Power of Habit,” Duhigg presents a series of case studies that examines the role of habit formation among individuals, businesses and society. His aim is to show that an understanding of how habits work enables us to change them. One example is Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, which the author characterizes as the world’s largest, best-known and most successful habitchanging organization. The key to its success was to change the habit loop by replacing the drinking routine with meetings and companionship. Habit changes also loomed large for Tony Dungy, the NFL coach who transformed two losing teams into winners. His strategy was to get his players to react automatically to opponents’ visual cues, eliminating the need for decision-making and the momentary hesitation it entailed. The book goes on to look at how Alcoa’s CEO revitalized the aluminum producer by emphasizing safety above everything else; how visualizing the perfect race helped make swimmer Michael Phelps an Olympic champion; and how Starbucks instills in its baristas the self-discipline to deal with difficult customers. The stories that Duhigg has knitted together are all fascinating in their own right, but take on an added dimension when wedded to his examination of habits. Readers may come away from the book with fresh ideas about their own behaviors and their susceptibility to change.

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ACROSS 1. Nix 5. Spotted wildcat 11. Pied Piper’s followers 15. Nosebag filler 19. — prima 20. City in Spain 21. Asian range 22. Start for present or potent 23. Early jukebox 25. Roman military officer 27. Kid’s wheels, for short 28. Merriment 30. The glossina 31. Leonine group 32. Emanations 34. Edges 35. Angles for 36. Kind of nurse 37. Simple dwelling: 2 wds. 41. Queen — lace 42. “Man in Black” singer: 2 wds. 44. Interlaced 45. Flippers 46. Grows wan 47. Collector’s item 49. Standoff 50. Concern of depositors: Abbr. 51. Cantered 52. Napery 53. Depot anagram 55. Puts out 57. Volcanic formations 58. Darkly meditative 59. Havens 60. Holy terrors 61. Bunk 62. Tantalized 64. Kiosk cousin 65. Encircled 68. Consult (with “to”) 69. Assortment 70. Grant recipient 71. — pro nobis 72. Prior to 73. Damage with heat 75. Pear beverage 76. Slight 77. Affectations 79. Exactly right: 3 wds. 81. Scheherazade’s offerings 82. Preordains 84. Quiches 85. “The Da Vinci Code” character 86. Put-ons 87. Splinter groups 88. Storage root 89. Captivate 92. Anti-art movement 93. Makes out 94. Penny dreadful: 2 wds. 96. Race distance: 2 wds. 102. Like father and son 103. Stretched car 104. Remove from a spool

105. Mimic 106. What the doctor ordered 107. Pirouette 108. Diner 109. Part of NB

DOWN 1. “— Helsing” 2. “The Book of —” 3. Essential for newborns 4. Timber source: 2 wds. 5. Cubes and cones 6. Summon up 7. Depend 8. The 22nd of 26 9. Turmoil 10. Quite some time: 2 wds. 11. Competitions 12. Not aweather 13. Bronze 14. Wait: 2 wds. 15. Anticipated 16. Throw out 17. Slaughter or Strate 18. Eat 24. Satie and Estrada

26. Serv. branch 29. Minotaur’s prison 31. Shoes: 2 wds. 32. Hurt 33. Samovars 34. Colophony 35. Bird found in marsh areas 36. Things underfoot 37. — and penates 38. All you’ve got left: 2 wds. 39. Overgrown 40. Strapped 41. To a great distance 42. Jokes 43. Candy and sugar 46. Put forward 48. Cousin to an Airedale, for short 51. Sci-fi weapons 52. Unwilling 54. Decant 56. Relaxation 57. Used a hooked needle 58. Golf score 60. Ruin 61. Doctor — Jekyll 62. Tire surface 63. Otherworldly

64. Starr and Simpson 65. Wearies, in a way 66. Amerindians 67. Barrages 69. Dr. McCoy, familiarly 70. Dimples 74. Cockpit devices 75. Sweet wine 76. “Death of a —” 78. Pollen producers 80. Rhesus monkey 81. River to the Tyrrhenian Sea 83. Desktop item 85. Of course 87. Gallery 88. — Tots 89. Cheese variety 90. Winged goddess 91. Surrounded by 92. Half: Prefix 93. Unoccupied 95. Rider in a limo 97. — corda 98. Graphics 99. Wall Street event: Abbr. 100. Rent 101. Baseball stat.


Thriller ‘Clawback’ is worth the investment ing, he has become the perfect man for getting “Clawback” (Viking), the job done when it comes to large amounts of by Mike Cooper: Wall Street greed and revenge money. He constantly changes his identity after collide in “Clawback,” an each mission so he’s free intriguing thriller from from retribution. He Mike Cooper. Silas Cade lives off the receives an assignment to grid as much as possible. retrieve almost $10 million as clawback, a guarWith his background in military ops and account- anteed sanctioned payout, By the AP

and he’s quick to get the funds back. When he visits his client to tell him the news, however, Cade finds that he’s been murdered. Cade’s life turns sour fast. Investment bankers are being assassinated, and Cade watches both friends and enemies take bullets. With the help of a

young blogger named Clara Dawson, Cade begins to unravel a shocking conspiracy. As Cade tries to stop the murders, he breaks a cardinal rule in his profession: He falls in love with Dawson. Abuse by greedy Wall Street bankers will resonate with many readers. Cade, though enigmatic in

ing the upcoming film version of her million-selling dystopian novel. In a message that appeared Thursday on the Facebook page of “The Hunger Games,” Collins wrote that she was “really happy” with the movie. She praised director Gary Ross for remaining faithful to the book while adding a “rich and powerful vision” of the brutal society Collins imagined in print. “And, my God, the actors,” Collins added. She singled out the “extraordinary” Jennifer Lawrence, who stars as

the young heroine, Katniss. The highly anticipated movie will be released March 23.

NONFICTION 1. “Oh, Say Can You Say Di-no-saur?” by Bonnie Worth (Random House Books for Young Readers) 2. “Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It’s Too Late” by James Robison and Jay W. Richards (FaithWords) 3. “Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think” by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler (Free Press)

4. “Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence” by Sarah Young (Integrity Publishers) 5. “American Sniper: The autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History” by Chris Kyle, Jim DeFelice and Scott McEwen (Morrow) 6. “Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt and Co.)

his life and profession, proves to be a perfect protagonist to follow on an action-packed and thrilling journey. The romance adds to the realistic feel of a novel that could have easily gone over the line into campiness or satire. “Clawback” is definitely worth the investment.


Hitchens’ books being reissued

who died in December after an 18-month battle with cancer, would have turned 63 on April 13. NEW YORK (AP) — The Hitchens books Three of Christopher are “The Missionary Hitchens’ most conPosition: Mother Theresa tentious books are coming in Theory and Practice,” back into print, and ”No One Left to Lie to: debuting in digital form. The Triangulations of Twelve, an imprint of William Jefferson the Hachette Book Group, Clinton,” and “The Trial announced Thursday that of Henry Kissinger.” books on three of Hitchens’ favorite enemies Bill Clinton, Henry Author praises Kissinger and Mother ‘Hunger Games’ Theresa will be reissued on paper and as e-books NEW YORK — “The on April 10. Hitchens, the Hunger Games” author author and polemicist Suzanne Collins is prais-

Library board voted unanimously Monday to allow the April 27 fundraiser. Assistant library director Debra Futa says the library will Library hosts hire licensed bartenders fundraiser to do the serving. The library expects to SOUTH BEND, Ind. — raise about $4,000 to In one for the books, a $5,000 at the event. northern Indiana library The library hosted one will make a one-night exception to its no-alcohol previous event at which policy and include a cash alcoholic drinks were bar serving beer and wine served, a gala premier before a new branch during a trivia night opened. The county fundraiser. library is beginning to The South Bend hold private fundraising Tribune reports the St. Joseph County Public events on a regular basis.

BESTSELLERS FICTION 1. “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) 2. “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) 3. “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss (Random House Children’s Books) 4. “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” by Dr. Seuss (Random House) 5. “Celebrity in Death” by

J.D. Robb (Putnam Adult) 6. “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss (Random House Children’s Books) 7. “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss (Random House) 8. “Private Games” by James Patterson, Mark Sullivan (Little, Brown) 9. “Go Dog Go!” by P.D. Eastman (Random House Books for Young Readers) 10. “Kill Shot” by Vince Flynn (Atria)

7. “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America” by Mark R. Levin (Threshold Editions) 8. “Steve Jobs: A Biography” by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster) 9. “Yes! Energy: The Equation to Do Less, Make More” by Loral Langemeier (Hay House) 10. “The Wimpy Kid DoIt-Yourself Book” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet)


Sunday, March 4, 2012



Pet custody cases on increase Couples fight over cats and dogs LOS ANGELES (AP) — They still fight like cats and dogs in divorce court. But more and more they are fighting about cats and dogs. Custody cases involving pets are on the rise across the country. In a 2006 survey by the 1,600-member American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a quarter of respondents said pet custody cases had increased noticeably since 2001. The academy is due for another survey, but there is no doubt such cases have grown steadily since then, said Ken Altshuler of Portland, Maine, a divorce attorney and AAML president. If there is a child involved in a divorce, many judges will keep the pet with the child, attorneys said. “But what do you do when the pet is the child?� Altshuler asked. Breakups in same-sex marriages, civil unions and domestic partnerships are among reasons pet custody fights have become more common, attorneys said. Pet custody cases have grown as much as 15 percent in his office over the last five years, said attorney David Pisarra of Santa Monica. He is his own best example. He shares custody of 8year-old Dudley, a longhaired standard black-andtan dachshund, with his ex,


Woolerys plan open house

TROY — Bill and Jean Woolery of Troy will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, March 17, with an open house from 2-4 p.m. at Staunton Grange, Pendleton of Louisville, 2685 N. Market St. Ky.; five grandchildren; They have three chiland one great-grandchild. dren, Kent (Marsha) They invite their Woolery of Troy, Keith AP PHOTO/NICK UT (Wendy) Woolery of Cary, friends and family to the This Feb. 23 photo shows Steven May, left, holding his dog, Winnie, sitting with his N.C., and Pam (David) open house. attorney, David Pisarra, holding his dog, Dudley, in Santa Monica, Calif. Custody cases involving pets are on the rise across the country. In a 2006 survey by the 1,600-member American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a quarter of respon- PUBLIC RECORDS: dents said pet custody cases had increased noticeably since 2001. MARRIAGE LICENSES who has remarried and introduced a step-dog to Dudley. Pet consultant Steven May hired Pisarra six years ago to handle his divorce. Besides a daughter, May and his ex worked out custody of three dogs, two cats and Tequila the parrot. Pisarra and May became good friends and often take their dogs for walks in Santa Monica. They also teamed up last year to write a book about co-parenting a pet with an ex titled “What About Wally?� Pets are considered property in every state in the country. For years, they have been divvied up like furniture during divorce proceedings. But times are changing. “Judges are viewing them more akin to children than dining room sets. They are recognizing that people have an emotional attach-

ment to their animals,� Altshuler said. “There is a shifting consciousness,� Pisarra said. “Pets are being given greater consideration under the law.� More people have pets than ever before and they consider them part of the family rather than possessions, said Silvana Raso, a family law attorney with the Englewood Cliffs, N.J., law firm of Schepisi & McLaughlin. “People are not embarrassed to fight for custody of a pet today. In the past they might have shied away from it because society didn’t really accept a pet as anything other than an accessory to your life,� she said. When Pisarra and Jay Redd (who wrote an introduction in the book) split up, they agreed to share Dudley.

“There is no law that recognizes visitation with an animal,� Raso said, so couples have to work it out themselves. Reaching a pet custody agreement without a lot of help from attorneys and judges will save money, Raso said. Divorces can cost $1,000 and be resolved quickly or cost millions and take years. Pet decisions are often more agonizing to make than those about mortgages, credit card debt or student loans, Raso said. But if they can be resolved, the rest usually goes smoother. After their 2006 breakup, Pisarra and Redd worked out shared custody, long-distance visitation and a new family (including a beagle) in Dudley’s life, Pisarra said. Today, they live in the same city, so visitation no longer includes flight time. The two have a plan for everyday, vacation and holiday schedules, travel arrangements, doggie daycare, boarding, food, treats, grooming, vet care, moving and end-of-life decisions. They split costs and sometimes, with things like toys, leashes and dog bowls, they buy two of each so Dudley has one at each home.



little place in Adele, Iowa.� Each outline on the map triggered a memory, having to do with a trip that Lee has taken, alone or with a family member. When Lee’s granddaughter, Melissa Gerety, was given an internship in California, guess who kept her company during her stay? Grandma Lee. “My mother has always loved to travel,� said Karen, who inherited her mother’s passion for traveling. “She wanted to see nature, and what God has created.� As for the paper map, it was a placemat that Lee got in some diner, in some town, during a road trip that she and a girlfriend made after graduating from high school. Some of the states are colored in, a task that Lee used to complete after visiting each state. “Now I try not to touch it,� Lee said. “It’s just that the age has gotten to it.� As a young woman growing up in Hamtramck, Lee was known to be community oriented. She was among the women known as Rosie the Riveters who dedicated her time to the World War II effort. But when time was hers, she was on the road.




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Michigan woman sees all 50 states

CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Visit every state in America. That was on the bucket list that Wilma Lee of Chesterfield Township created as an adventurous teen. She’s striking the last state off her list in time for her 90th birthday. going to Hawaii,� PRE-SPRING SERVICE SPECIAL said“We’re Lee. She will be travelBe Ready- ing with her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Ron Beat The Current of Washington Save Rush 25% On Township, who have accomParts & Pick Up panied Lee on several trips Labor And Delivery including a recent cruise to Alaska. Available “It’s a good thing I took that trip when I was 80EQUIPMENT SUPERSTORE plus,� said Lee, while studying an old map of the United 3155 Tipp-Cowlesville Rd. 335-5993 States sitting on her kitchen table. “If I would’ve been 60something I might have stayed in Alaska. It was so different, so beautiful.� But Michigan is pretty, Entered at the post office too, as are the states of in Troy, Ohio 45373 as Washington, Oregon and “Periodical,� postage paid Montana, said Lee, walking at Troy, Ohio. The Troy her fingers across the map Daily News is published toward California. “California is nice but it Monday-Friday aftergets crowded. Wyoming has noons, and Saturday the nicest people. (And) if morning; and Sunday you’re looking for a great morning as the Miami place to eat, I know of a nice Valley Sunday News, 224 S. Market St., Troy, OH. USPS 642-080. Postmaster, please send changes to: 224 S. Market St., Troy, OH 45373.



Kyle David Mohler, 20, of 2118 Harshbarger Road, Covington, to Emily Dawn Boone, 18, of 9244 W. State Route 36, Covington. Todd Lee Belden, 38, of 622 W. Walnut St., Tipp City, to Rolanda Eva Dankworth, 36, of same address. Christopher Delon Lesley, 39, of 645 Park Ave., Piqua, to Sandra Kay Davis, 27, of same address. Nathan Allen Hamilton Sr., 37, of 438 S. Main St., Apt. 3, Piqua, to Stephanie Joann McGillvary, 21, of same address. Timothy Don Patton, 58, of 1107 Chevy Lane, Piqua, to Lillie Florence Patton, 43,of same address. Elbert Scott Preston, 44, of 2722 Fairview Court,


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Rates edge down WASHINGTON (AP) — The average rate on the 30-year mortgage edged down this week to hover again above record lows. Cheaper rates have spurred modest improvements in the battered housing market, but not enough to signal a recovery. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year home loan fell to 3.90 percent from 3.95 percent the previous week. That’s slightly above the 3.87 percent average rate hit two weeks ago, which was the lowest since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s. The average on the 15-year fixed mortgage fell to 3.17 percent from 3.19 percent a week ago. It hit a record 3.14 percent four weeks ago. Mortgage rates have been below 4 percent for more than three months. That has made homebuying and refinancing more attractive for those who can qualify. Home sales have improved and the four-week average of home purchase applications was up a smidge last week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Refinancing now makes nearly 78 percent of mortgage activity. But government programs have been propping up the relatively low level of mortgage applications. The Obama administration’s revamped refinancing program, the Home Affordable Refinance Program, or HARP, now accounts for more than 20 percent of refinancing nationwide. Elsewhere, the housing market is displaying signs of health ahead of the traditionally busy spring-buying season. Builders are more optimistic and construction has picked up. The supply of homes fell last month to its lowest point in nearly seven years, which could send home prices higher.

Treat them as sensational decorating tools BY MARY CAROL GARRITY Scripps Howard News Service If the only time you see your china plates and platters is when they’re filled with food, you’re missing out on a sensational decorating tool. Wash off those gorgeous works of art, and use them in your everyday decor. Here are three ideas to get you started: 1. Hang plates and platters just like art Whether you have a full set of beautiful patterned dishes you never use or a number of unique singles, hang them on the wall to transform your artwork displays. The round shape and curved edges of dishes do wonders for breaking up a sea of square or rectangle artwork, adding texture and dimension. Showcase a few individual plates by tucking one or two into a montage of artwork that crawls up the wall, down the hall or over the doorway. Or, fan similarly sized dishes around a central piece of art, like a painting, mirror or even a hunting trophy. Sometimes more is less … and sometimes more is better, like when you pick out a number of great plates and group them together to create a dramatic display. Don’t hang them in rows; instead, place them randomly. This approach is easy on the eye, and easy to create — no


Showcase individual plates you’ve collected here and there by tucking one or two into a montage of artwork. measuring, no stress. When you’re amassing a large grouping of plates, play with the design. You may be drawn to a grid with crisp lines and rows. Or, you may prefer the plates take on a shape of their own, like a circle or oval. If your display is less structured, include a variety of sizes and mix finer pieces with those that are less expensive. 2. Use plates and platters as layering tools in displays Another trick is to incorporate artwork into the background for vertical height. Plates propped in easels are the perfect layering tool.

Get a few easels and add a plate here and there in a variety of places throughout your home. Include one in the display on a mantel. Stick one on a side table, an entry table or a nightstand, paired with other accents. Or build a display out of plates alone, layering a variety of sizes and styles together. Who says storage has to be boring and utilitarian? When you are filling a hutch or china cabinet with dishes and serving pieces, prop a few plates on end to make the arrangement look like art. Rest single plates on easels as backdrops or layer

several together, placing the largest plate or platter in the background and working your way forward, with the smallest in front. 3. Put plates and platters to work as trays Since plates and platters were designed to hold food, why not put them to work in your home holding other stuff? I think displays look most lovely when they are grounded on a tray or platter of some type. What better use can you find for an amazing platter than putting it out where everyone

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Thinking about redoing your floors? You are not alone. At this time of year, many people start to get cabin fever and begin dreaming about how of to make their “cabin” a better place. So, with that in mind, let’s explore various floor-covering possibilities, and consider what might suit you best. Start by creating a master

plan. Will you be redoing all the floors in the house, or only those that need the most attention? How much are you willing/able to spend? When you’ve answered those questions, you can start your shopping list. The next step is deciding what covering would be best for each room. Unless you have strong allergies, carpet is a good choice for any room since it gives comfort underfoot. There are many colors and types to choose from, so it is wise to go shopping for

carpet wearing slip-on shoes. Why? Well, you will want to take your shoes off and feel the sensation the carpet gives your bare feet. After all, you will most likely be walking on it without your shoes most of the time. Also, walking on the sample carpet, either with or without shoes, gives you an idea of how much an impression of your foot will show on the carpet with each step. Some people

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Dian Hymer For the Miami Valley Sunday News on the market at the least convenient time. As much as you’d like to turn the decision-making over to your agent, you need to stay current on what is happening during your transaction. Some agents withhold information from their clients because they know they’re busy and they don’t want to bother them. This can lead to problems if you find out too late that you can’t fix a problem that you could have if you’d only known earlier. Make sure your agent knows that you want to be kept informed throughout the transaction. The same goes for your dealings with the rest of your team. For example, if you’re having your home staged, it’s best to meet with the stager and your real estate agent to look at the home and discuss the staging strategy. It’s fine to leave this step to the stager and your agent if you really don’t have time. When you see your home staged, be aware that it won’t look

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Store foods correctly to keep them fresh Food Network Kitchens Q: Sometimes foods go bad in my refrigerator and I have to toss them. How can I avoid this? A: Taking a look at your grocery-shopping and food-storage habits and making some improvements will help stretch your food dollars. 1. Don’t let oil or nuts go rancid. Whenever I cook in a friend’s home, rancid olive and vegetable oil is the No. 1 food sin that I see committed. Many people don’t realize that oil

goes bad, so it’s important to keep it (especially pricey olive oil) in a cool, dark place. Take the sniff test to determine if yours has gone bad. If it smells musty and off, it’s time to say goodbye. 2. As for nuts, many people don’t realize that they go bad quickly, because the hearthealthy oils they’re packed full of go rancid. Nuts keep very well in the freezer, so if you buy walnuts to bake with, keep them in a plastic bag in the freezer until you need them. 3. Butter is another item



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under those holes. When the tub is filled and turned on, an air blower pressurizes this chamber and bubbles of air escape through the Q: Dear Ed, we find your holes and gently massage the plumbing column fun and user. Simply put, it’s like taking a educational. My question is bath in a glass of champagne! It’s about a new product that I very relaxing, but less intense would like to have more information on. I believe it’s than a water-jet style of whirlpool. This makes it a very popular called a “bubble” style bath. choice for more sensitive users. But I’m a little confused. Is Another great feature is that there a difference between these bubble tubs and a regu- after the tub is drained, the air blower also purges the used water lar whirlpool tub? It sounds like the same thing to me. — from the chamber, so it’s easy to keep clean. While installation Jack, Alabama A: The product you are asking costs can be less than a traditionabout is called a “BubbleMassage” al whirlpool’s, still plan your spending carefully so you don’t tub, and like the name says, it uses “air bubbles” to massage and burst your remodeling-budget bubble! relax the user, instead of “jet pumps” like a traditional Master plumber Ed Del whirlpool tub. Basically, the tub bottom is dot- Grande is the author of “Ed Del ted with dozens of tiny holes, and Grande’s House Call,” and the has a hollow watertight chamber host of TV and Internet shows. BY ED DEL GRANDE Scripps Howard News Service



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can see? On top of my coffee-table ottoman, you’ll find a large wooden tray. Perched on top of that is a beautiful blue-and-white platter. The platter holds a silver vase that I like to fill with flowers when I entertain. The display is simple, yet looks stunning. Dishes of all sizes and shapes also make excellent organizational tools. A shallow bowl atop a stack of books is an excellent spot to stick a cellphone and car keys. Where could you use a bowl or plate to fill with odds and ends? Maybe you could put a hand-painted plate in your powder room to hold soaps, or a platter on an entry table to collect outgoing mail. Put little saucers or sorbet cups on a desk to fill with paperclips. The options are endless.

like you live there. That’s the point. You want buyers to feel that they can make your home their own. However, if you don’t like something about the finished job, make your feelings known. A good stager will make changes in furnishings or remove accessories if asked to do so. Check with your agent first to make sure you’re on target. Emotions can get in the way. Today, working with lenders can be one of the most difficult parts of the home purchase transaction. Buyers don’t feel they’re in charge. Harassment might better characterize the loan approval process. Mandatory forms are ambiguous. Lenders ask for an everincreasing amount of documentation. If you don’t provide it in a timely fashion, your loan may be denied. However, you choose the lender or mortgage broker you want to work with. You are the decisionmaker when it comes to what kind of mortgage you want: fixedrate, adjustable-rate, or a fixed/ARM hybrid. Your loan professional should provide you with all the information you need to compare the various mortgage options available, but you decide which one is best for you. You also decide how much to borrow, even if it is less than what you can qualify to borrow. Select expert local inspectors and take the time to read the reports. THE CLOSING: If you can’t stay involved, make sure you hire an agent who will keep you up to date and who won’t make decisions for you.

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Being smart about weeds can save time BY DEAN FOSDICK Associated Press Hand weeding is one of the most demanding chores in gardening, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Mulching, spraying, plant crowding and inexpensive stand-up tools can ease much of the back-straining work. And the time to plan for it is now, before you use any of that homemade compost or build your budget for planting supplies. “Weed control is personal,� said Barb Pierson, nursery manager for White Flower Farm, a mail-order nursery at Litchfield, Conn. “To me, there are two types of weeds. Those that spread quickly and look terrible, and those that don’t look so bad but if you leave them in your garden, it will appear messy.� “Some people enjoy cottage or natural gardens that have tons of weeds but you don’t notice them because the flowering plants are so big and bodacious,� Pierson said. “Yet if you have a simple garden, those weeds will stand out.� It pays to know your plants before uprooting anything, she said. “Otherwise you might pull up something you like — something attractive that’s trying to self-sow and naturalize, like violas or pansies.� Weeds generally are consid-


In this Aug. 19, 2008, photo, a cottage garden is shown at Fordhook Farm in Doylestown, Pa. Hand weeding is one of the most demanding chores in gardening, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Mulching, spraying, plant crowding and inexpensive stand-up tools can ease much of the backstraining work. ered the thugs of the garden because they steal sun, water and nutrients that you’re trying to direct toward edibles and ornamentals. They often appear unsightly and out of place.

But weeds have a positive place in nature. They can be used to prevent soil erosion, provide food and cover for pollinators, and supply organic matter to depleted ground.

Despite all that, it may be necessary to do some hand weeding around the yard. And there are ways to save time and effort doing it. Weed after it rains, when the

ground is softer and weeds are easier to pull. Weed when the plants are small. Weed whenever and wherever you see them pop up, at any time of year. Or try: • Crowding your favorite plants. “The lazy man’s guide to gardening is to plant your flowers so tight there isn’t room enough for any weeds to compete,â€? Pierson said. • Mulching. “Compost and leaves can smother weeds while making your soil healthier,â€? Pierson said. Solarization, or spreading plastic sheets or “geotextilesâ€? over the ground, also prevents unwanted germination. • Using the right tools. Longhandled hoes, string trimmers and propane-fueled “flamersâ€? have helped gardeners avoid many an aching back. But be careful about where you direct those flames. Leaves and wood mulch are combustible combinations. • Spraying with synthetic herbicides. Weed-killing chemicals have proven effective, but don’t overdo it. Targeting the spray rather than broadcasting it, and timing applications for windless days should reduce some of the ecological hazards. “Many people are using corn gluten now, which is more responsible for our groundwater,â€? Pierson said.

Start seeds inside for healthy, garden-ready plants BY JOE LAMP’L Scripps Howard News Service Starting seeds is like raising kids: an ultimate act of faith. Give them the right conditions, and they’ll do the rest. It’s a little easier with seeds, I admit. Provide warmth, moisture, light and a disease-free potting mix to support them, and you’ll soon have healthy, gardenready plants. Seeds sprout when they sense enough moisture for continued growth. A good way to surround them with moisture (or simply test the seed’s viability) is to wet a paper towel,

sprinkle half with seeds, then fold the other half over them and press flat. Maintain the moisture by putting the towel in a plastic bag. Be sure to properly label the seeds — such as listing the type of seed and the date you started it. Keep the bag open slightly to let air circulate freely. As soon as root hairs emerge, transplant each seed to its own container, filled with moist sterile potting mixture. You can also start seeds directly in pots or other containers made specifically for this purpose. I like using the 2-inchsquare size because they

pack conveniently into trays, saving space and making them easier to move. But any container with drainage holes will do. Fill with moist potting mix and sprinkle the seeds on the surface, and add more potting mix to the depth as recommended on the package to cover the seeds. Cover the containers with plastic wrap or another clear top and secure with rubber bands. Remove as soon as the seedlings emerge. A small fan placed near newly sprouted seedlings and set on low speed will help to prevent “damping off � — a soil condition that

encourages a fungus that can kill seedlings — by moving air across the soil surface and reducing the chances of the fungus forming. In a week or so, as the new plants start to crowd each other, transplant several of the strongest to their own individual pots. Gently handle each new plant by the leaves only and avoid damaging the tender stems and roots. Tip the pot so the potting mix starts to spill out, then gently tease the seedlings apart with a pencil. Poke a hole in the medium of the new pot and lower the seedling into it, keeping it at the same depth at which

it was growing. Firm the potting mix around it with the pencil. After transplanting, the new seedlings need light, water and a tiny amount of food. Mix water-soluble fertilizer at one-fourth the directed strength for houseplants and water the seedlings weekly. When growing seedlings inside under lights, use a timer and give your new plants 16 hours of light every day. Fluorescent shop lights work very well for this, and new LED grow lights are the newest, energy-efficient alternative. Keep the lights 2 inches from the tops of the plants. In either case,


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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS TROY Lisa Garrett, Paul Garrett to PNC Bank N.A., one lot, $66,000. Daryl Fulp, Wanda Fulp to RBS Citizens N.A., one lot, $63,400. Estate of Homer Charles Chandler to Cynthia Chandler, one lot, $20,000. Donald Trumbull, Melissa Trumbull to Chet Meyer, Stephanie Meyer, one lot, $162,000. Jennifer Goltzene to Philip Miller, one lot, $0. Secretary of Housing and Arland Glosette, one lot, $0. Robert Harrelson, Patricia Matthews Revocable Living Trust to David Newnam, Janet Newnam, a part tract 0.18 acres, $43,500. Deanna Brock, Kevin Brock to Cheri Dinsmore, Richard Dinsmore, a part lot, $216,000. Estate of David Via to Madonna Via, one lot, $0. Felicity Browder to Bob Conard, one lot, $28,000.

PIQUA Edward D. Vale, Keitha Vale to Federal National Mortgage, two part lots, $48,000. Clara J. Huber, Lewis Huber to Federal National Mortgage, one lot, $36,000. Dennis Mears, Virginia Mears to Donald A. Mears, 0.127 acres, $0. Federal Home Loan Mortgage to Citimortgage Inc., one lot, one part lot, $116,400. Daniel Jarvis, Jody Jarvis, Kyle Steele, Melinda Steele to Donald Wagstaff, Sandra Wagstaff, one lot, $0. Michele Beeman to David Beeman, one lot, $0. Jerrold Voisinet, Rebecca Voisinet to John Voisinet, Katie Voisinet, one lot, $160,000. Paul Sullivan, Sue Sullivan to Paul Sullivan, one lot, $9,000. Keith Helmandollar to Jodi Helmandollar, one lot, $0. Kimberly McCoy to John D. McCoy Jr., two part lots, $0. Deborah Moore a.k.a. Deborah Stanley to Carl Stanley, one lot, $0. Piqua Investment Co. to Debra Adams, one lot, $9,000. Piqua Investment Co. to Debra Adams, one lot, $8,000. Piqua Investment Co. to Erika Penrod, Thor Penrod, Aresia Watson, one lot, $10,000. Piqua Investment Co. to Erika Penrod, Thor Penrod, one lot, $10,000. Piqua Investment Co. to Debra Springcreek Township

Adams, one part lot, one lot, $9,000. Carol Rigola, Nicholas Rigola to Park National Bank, Unity National Bånk, a part lot, $12,100. Carol Rigola, Nicholas Rigola to Park National Bank, Unity National Bånk, two part lots, $40,000. Scott Strohmenger to Federal National Mortgage, one lot, $34,000. Rebecca Barker, Steve Barker to Federal Home Loan National, one lot, $118,000. Megan R. Chapman, Cindy Penrod, Dennis Penrod, Mark Stillwater, Megan Stillwell to Michael Abney, Morgan Abney, one lot, $79,500. H. Eugene Collier, Trina Collier to Soloman Rentals LLC, a part lot, $20,000.

TIPP CITY Moraine Investment Co. to H & M Investments, a part lot, $0. Citimortgage Inc., First American Asset Closing Services, National Default Reo Services LLC to Stefanko Builders Ltd., one lot, $56,900. Donald Warren, Karen Warren to Mary J. Wolfe, one lot, $215,000. Kenneth Rinke, Mary Rinke to N.P. Dodge Jr. trustee, one lot, $236,000. N.P. Dodge Jr. Trust to Ben A. Pletcher, Judith Rodriguez, one lot, $236,000. Mike W. Williams Jr. to Lauren Marvin, Phillip Marvin, a part lot, $38,000.

BRADFORD JB Fritts Jr. to Teresa Grise, 3.558 acres, $0.

HUBER HEIGHTS Geoffrey D. Kendall, Kelli Kendall to Chevy Chase Funding LLC Mortgage, U.S. Bank N.A., trustee, one lot, $145,000. NVR Inc. to Chastala S. Smith, Darrius T. Smith, one lot, $193,200. Dec Land Co. I LLC. to NVR Inc., one lot, $29,000. Inverness Group Inc. to Neal Wall, Sandy Wall, one lot, $193,900. NVR Inc. to Michael Bird, Rhonda Bird, one lot, $143,500.

LAURA Lindsey Filbrun, Bruce Meador, Lindsey Meador to Jonathan Squire, two lots, 0.013 acres, 0.2 acres, $58,500.

PLEASANT HILL Betty Iddings, John Iddings POA to Timothy Moore, two part lots, $73,200. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Emily Donaldson, one lot, $0.

WEST MILTON SPV-Miami LLC to N. Rank LLC II, 0.8397 acres, $650,000. Estate of Lonnie E. Bayless, Sharon Cantrell, executor to Robert Holsinger, two lots, $130,000.

COVINGTON Amanda Heitkamp, Bruce Heitkamp to Frank Heitkamp, Joyce Heitkamp, Mary J. Heitkamp, nine lots, $0. Frank Heitkamp Sr., Mary Joyce Heitkamp to Julie Barlage, Shelia Fisher, Bruce Heitkamp, Curtis Heitkamp, Frank Heitkamp Jr., Lori Heitkamp, nine lots, $0. Bruce Land, Cherie Land to Arthur Workman, one lot, $15,000.

FLETCHER Carolyn Bodey, David Bodey to Carolyn Bodey, David Bodey, one lot, $0.

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Federal Home Loan Mortgage, Gerner and Kearns Co. L.P.A., attorney in fact to Michael Taylor, Amanda Werling, one lot, $47,000. Daniel Huelsman, Emma Jane Huelsman to Amanda Peck, Deric Peck, 11 lots, nine part lots, $17,000.

PIQUA, OH At 8550 Piqua Lockington Rd. Just northwest of the Central Business District off Co. Rd. 25-A.

BETHEL TWP. Lucy Godbey to Elizabeth Griffith, 5.991 acres, $0. Michelle Newman, Tim Newman to Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage, $124,000. Citifinancial Inc., Olympus Asset Manufacturing Inc., attorney in fact to Dale Howard, a part tract 8.638 acres, $60,000. James Preston to John Preston, 0.597 acres, $0. Jill Lindsey, Timothy Rafferty to Cathy Galloway, Paul Galloway, one lot, $295,000. Estate of Donald Staudter, Patricia Staudter to Dale Staudter,

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

DODD RENTALS Tipp-Troy: 2 bedroom AC, appliances $500/$450 plus deposit No pets (937)667-4349 for appt.

CONCORD TWP. Joann Huette Revocable Trust, Joann Huette, trustee to Elizabeth Langson, Jacob Langston, 1.836 acres, $175,500. Daniel Rimkus Trust, Daniel Rimkus trustee to Eric Sentman, Jennifer Sentman, 22.210 acres, $87,500. Christopher Keffer, Diana Rimkus Keffer, Diana Rimkus, John Rimkus, John K. Rimkus, Karen Rimkus to Eric Sentman, Jennifer Sentman, 22.210 acres, $87,500.

Cynthia Peters, Ted Peters, 1.758 acres, $252,700. Estate of John Milton Galley to Brenda Galley, $0.

NEWTON TWP. Mark Bradley to Federal Home Loan Mortgage, 0.682 acres, $50,000. Jennifer Boysel, Terry Boysel to Jennifer Boysel, Terry Boysel, 1.044 acres, $0.

SPRINGCREEK TWP. Park National Bank, Unity National Bank to Jerry Elliott, Jessica Elliott, one lot, $15,000. Claire Oakes to Jesse Oakes, 0.340 acres, $0. William Lovas to Jeffrey Haney, Lesley Haney, 2.326 acres, $182,000.



American Home Mortgage Investments, Deutsche Bank Janet Lauber, Robert Lauber to National Trust to Kenton Filbrun, Donald Trumbull, Melissa Trumbull, three lots, $60,000. Christina Barnes to Federal one lot, $277,500. National Mortgage, a part tract Elizabeth M. G. Kuyln to Elizabeth Kulyn, Michael Kulyn, a 1.1431 acres, $52,700. Barry G. Reed Jr., Carrie Reed, part tract 10.001 acres, $0. attorney in fact, Brian Woodell, Elizabeth M. G. Kuyln to Elizabeth Kulyn, Michael Kulyn, a Katie Wooddell to Barry Reed Jr., Carrie Reed, a part tract 10.142 part tract 1.2 acres, $0. Harlow Builders Inc. to Eric H. acres, $0. Barry G. Reed Jr., Carrie Reed, Salter, Kassia Jean Salter, one lot, attorney in fact, Brian Woodell, $175,000. Katie Wooddell to Barry Reed Jr., LOSTCREEK TWP. Carrie Reed, a part tract 6.005 acres, $0. Martin P. Black, Wendy Black to Philip Miller to Jennifer John E. Fulker, trustee, $0. Goltzene, 5.001 acres, $0. John E. Fulker, trustee to reMelissa S. Schindel to Sharon convey to Martin Black, Wendy Boehringer, Melissa Schindel, a Black, $0. part tract 1.581 acres, $0. Secretary of Housing and Barbara Evert to Scott Evert, a Urban Development to Aurora part tract 60.378 acres, $0. Loan Servicing, 1.004 acres, $0.

MONROE TWP. Beverly Cecil, Rolan Cecil, deceased to Federal Home Loan Mortgage, one lot, $92,000. Melva Thompson, Virgil Thompson, Warren Thompson to Virgil Thompson, one lot, $0.

NEWBERRY TWP. Kevin Filbrun, Lora Filbrun to Nadine Burns, Timothy Burns, 21.07 acres, 20.54 acres, $390,000. Cynthia Peters, Ted Peters to

WASHINGTON TWP. Vivian Joyce to Joseph Joyce, trustee, one lot, $0. Hartzell Industries Inc. to James R. Hartzell Irrevocable Trust U/D DTD. to U.S. Bank, N.A., trustee, 14.748 acres, 66.223 acres, 85.425 acres, $1,022,900. Kimberly McCoy to John D. McCoy Jr., 4.675 acres, $0. Thomas Bomhard to Lisa Allred, Merrill R. Allred Jr., one lot, $138,000. Marilyn Haney, deceased to Federal Home Loan Mortgage, a


SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 1:00PM A 2 story home w/ 3 car garage/barn on one acre is being offered at ABSOLUTE STICHTER AUCTIONEER JERRY AUCTION. Close to downtown, the interstate & 100 ft 2X3.0000 of frontage on the Great 0425--LEAR FAMILY River you’ll like the adMiami vantages of country living but 2263856 the conveniences of the city. Home owners, builders, investors & Realtors, investigate the possibilities. TERMS: Selling to the highest bidder without reserve & $5,000 down the day of the auction & the balance in 30 days. Contact Jerry Stichter, Auctioneer-Realtor, Garden Gate Realty to receive a bidder’s packet or go to for details.

116.307 acres, $231,700. Estate of Harold E. Smart Sr., Richard D. Smart, executor to Lewis Gregory JR., Teresa Gregory, a part tract 0.573 acres, $20,000. Bank of New York Mellon, successor trustee, Novastar Mortgage Funding Trust, Saxon Mortgage Servicing to Ashlie Mays, Ashlie R. Mays, 0.788 acres, $56,800.

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Superior Auto, Inc. has a full time auto detailer/ light mechanic position available at our Sidney Ohio location! We are a long established company in need of self-motivated individuals seeking opportunities in a growing company. The detailer/light mechanic has the responsibility to create excitement on our lots by making the vehicles look appealing and keeping the lot "exciting and inviting" for our customers. To be successful in this position, our detailers must be able to work independently and focus on multiple projects, possess previous experience diagnosing and repairing vehicles, and have a valid drivers license with good driving record. We provide an excellent training program with career growth potential in addition to health and dental benefits. Individuals who meet these qualifications are invited to apply @

Norcold, the leader in refrigerator manufacturing for the RV, trucking and marine industries, is currently accepting applications for 3rd shift production at the Sidney and Gettysburg, Ohio facilities. Starting wage is $9.50/hour + $.50/hr. shift premium and a $.50 increase after completing a 90 day introductory period. You must be flexible, able to excel in a fast paced assembly environment and willing to work overtime. We offer an excellent benefits package including health, dental, 401(K) and many others. For confidential consideration, fill out an application at: Shelby County Job Center 227 S. Ohio Ave. Sidney or Darke County Job Center 603 Wagner Ave. Greenville No phone calls to Norcold please Visit our website to learn more:

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Staffmark is hiring to support Nitto Denko's growth in the Automotive Business. We are looking for associates to work in the production department as machine operators or assemblers. Willing to learn machines. Able to work in fast pace environment. Possible temp to hire positions. High School diploma or GED required. Contact Connie Whitson (937)335-0118 or stop by: 1600 W. Main St. TROY


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The successful candidate will manage a consultative sales approach through direct client contact. He or she will be motivated to meet and exceed person sales goals through internet and media advertising in any and/or all of Ohio Community Media’s fifty-seven publications. 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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2002 Chevy TrailBlazer 98,000 miles150+ Lots of Silver Coins-Jewelry-Scale Model Tractors-Large Amount of Glassware-LuRay Dinnerware-Red Wing Pottery including Water Jug & 25 Gallon Croc -100+ Pcs. Degenhardt Glass-60&70’s Baseball Cards-Stamps-Depression-ToolsFurniture-China Cabinet-Stack Washer and Dryer-Household Goods-Lawn MowerAppliances-Box Lots-Antiques & Misc.

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11:00 AM 214 W High Street Pleasant Hill, OH 45359 Acreage with store, barns, silos and grain elevator. Minimum Bid: $10,500 Terms: $2,500 day of sale with the balance on or before April 07, 2012. Inspection: Drive-by Only Payment Terms: Cash, Certified or Cashier’s Check. Please visit for additional information & pictures.

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CHEST FREEZER, small Estate by Whirlpool $75 (937)335-1073

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

535 Farm Supplies/Equipment 510 MASSEY-FERGUSON Combine. Excellent condition. Seen at 8925 Cisco Rd. Sidney. $1500. (937)638-7714

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JOHNSRUD TRANSPORT, a food grade liquid carrier is seeking Class A CDL tank drivers from the Sidney/Piqua/Troy area. Home flexible weekends. 5 years driving experience required. Will train for tank. Great Pay and Benefit Package. For further info, call Jane @ 1-888-200-5067

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592 Wanted to Buy BUYING ESTATES, Will buy contents of estates PLUS, do all cleanup, (937)638-2658 ask for Kevin CASH, top dollar paid for junk cars/trucks, running or non-running. I will pick up. Thanks for calling (937)719-3088 or (937)451-1019

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

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577 Miscellaneous CRIB, sturdy, wooden baby bed, good condition, $75. (937)339-4233 INVERSION TABLE $100 (937)335-6033 REVOLVER Smith & Wesson, Model 10, 38 special, $350. Cell number (937)684-1297 WALKER, adult, folds, adjustable height, with or without wheels, $20. (937)339-4233

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835 Campers/Motor Homes 2000 PALIMINO Pop-Up. Sleeps up to 8. Stove, refrigerator, furnace, garage kept. Excellent condition. $3000 OBO. Very little use. (937)726-4802

583 Pets and Supplies 890 Trucks AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD puppies, 8 weeks old. Tails docked, vet checked, shots. Blue Merles, Red Merles and Tris. (937)726-6289 or (937)693-1515 LAB PUPPIES, First shots/ wormed. Friendly, ADORABLE! Black and yellow left. Going fast! Call/ text/ email. $100 blankenship.erin@ y m a i l . c o m . (937)489-8036.

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586 Sports and Recreation CCW CLASS March 24th 8:00am - 4:00pm & March 25th 8:00am-12:00. Piqua Fish & Game $60 (937)760-4210 REVOLVER, Ruger, single six, 22 mag, 6 inch barrel with manual case and shells. Excellent condition. $300 (937)846-1276

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2001 ROCKWOOD 5TH WHEEL 25 feet, sleeps 6. 1/2 ton towable, one slide out. Good condition. Asking $5000. (937)658-2434

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**Due to space constraints, only parents and grandparents names will be listed.  Please mail my photo back. SASE enclosed. (Not responsible for photos lost in the mail.)  I will stop by and pick up my photo (we will only hold them for 6 months) Name: ________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________ City: ______________ State: ____ Zip: ________ Phone: ____________ ____________________________________________________________ Bill my credit card #: ________________________ expiration date: ________ Signature: ______________________________________________________  Discover  Visa  Mastercard  Am. Express AMOUNT ENCLOSED: ____


Mail or Bring Coupon to: ATTN: BABY PAGES 310 Spring St., Piqua, OH 45356

ATTN: BABY PAGES 224 S. Market St., Troy, OH 45373


C8 • Miami Valley Sunday • Classifieds That Work • Sunday, March 4, 2012

To Advertise In The Classifieds That Work Call 877-844-8385


Auto Dealer










New Breman









BMW of Dayton

Car N Credit

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

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









ERWIN Chrysler Dodge Jeep

One Stop Auto Sales

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

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









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Quick Credit Auto Sales

Ford Lincoln Mercury

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

2343 W. Michigan Ave. Sidney, Ohio 45365

575 Arlington Rd. Brookville, OH 45309















ERWIN Chrysler Dodge Jeep

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

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

217 N. Broad St. Fairborn, OH 45324



Chrysler Jeep Dodge

Wagner Subaru



Ford Lincoln Mercury

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

2343 W. Michigan Ave. Sidney, Ohio 45365













ERWIN Jim Taylor’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep 2775 S. County Rd 25-A Exit 69 off I-75 N. Troy, OH 45373


Troy Ford Exit 69 Off I-75 Troy, OH 45373

Ford Lincoln Mercury


2343 W. Michigan Ave. Sidney, Ohio 45365




Infiniti of Dayton

Independent Auto Sales

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


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

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

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



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