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April 13, 2012 It’s Where You Live! Volume 104, No. 88

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Edison issues release on case Former employee indicted on two felony charges

Zimmerman makes court appearance Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman made his first court appearance Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. During the brief appearance, Zimmerman stood up straight, looked straight ahead and wore a gray prison jumpsuit.

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Tipp man faces life in prison for sex crimes A Tipp City father faces 20 life sentences in addition to 20 more years at his sentencing hearing in June after he entered pleas of no contest and was found guilty of dozens of sex crimes Wednesday, including 20 counts of rape involving a juvenile under the age of 10. One day removed from his arraignment on a superceding indictment, Joel W. Pratt, 35, entered the no contest pleas to 20 counts of rape, three felony counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and two felony counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor.

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Troy Junior High School students Megan “Mud” Osman and Holly “Hocks” Clagett smear mud on each others faces Thursday at Lost Creek Reserve. During the visit they discussed the benefits of outdoor activity and ways to enjoy the environment such as tree climbing, blowing dandelion seeds, rolling down a hill and smearing mud.

Writing for a reason Troy Junior High School students write in the ‘real world’ for Miami County Park District BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer myingst@tdnpublishing.com Writing for a living isn’t always a walk in a park. Yet, for several Troy Junior High School students, they joined a collaborative effort with their language arts teacher Angie Clouser and the Miami County Park District’s marketing director Amanda Smith, the park district’s marketing director, to learn how writing is a real life skill used in the workforce on a daily basis by taking their work outside Thursday. “The purpose is for the students to have a ‘real world’ writing experience where their work would be published,” Smith said. Smith said the students will help write press releases, website information and other public information pieces which may be used on the park’s website, Facebook page and sent to media outlets in the future. On Thursday, eighth grade student Mel Henson learned what it takes to organize and publicize an event with help from Smith while standing out in front of the Victoria era Knoop home located at the Lost Creek Reserve and Knoop Agricultural Center. “I’m learning how to get the word out about the park’s newest program called the Trail Run

Miami County Park District Director of Environmental Education Cinda HanbuchPinkerton rolls down a hill with eighth grade students from the Troy Junior High School Megan Osman and Holly Clagett at Lost Creek Reserve & Knoop Agricultural Heritage Center Thursday near Troy. During the visit to the reserve, students discussed a “No Child Left Inside” initiative with regard to how kids can be inspired to reconnect with being outdoors.

“It’s great because I get to be passionate about what I believe and maybe inspire someone to get out and use the parks. — Holly Clagett

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park district naturalist Tama Cassidy to help write a promotional piece about the upcoming “Kreature Kite-Fly” event. May said she learned more about the activities and fun events the park Challenge,” Henson said. “I real world setting,” hosts on an almost daily think it’s a neat opportuni- Clouser said. “I thought basis and how to write a ty instead of just creative they would appreciate promotional piece to draw their work that may be writing and prompts all the public to an event. the time — it’s our oppor- read in public.” “I think it’s really fun “The idea of having a tunity to write with a purto write about the parks piece published out there pose.” and what they do and get Writing with a purpose is exciting,” Henson said. to see how writing is used “You see this beautiful is exactly what language outside of school,” May arts teacher Angie Clouser home, or beautiful park said. and you want to draw peosaid she wanted to do to Eighth grade students ple to these places with show her students how Megan Osman and Holly writing is a life-long skill. your words.” Eight grade student “I wanted the kids to • See WRITING on Page 2 see authentic writing in a Jessica May worked with

Edison Community College Office of Marketing and Community Relations issued a formal statement late Thursday regarding this week’s indictment of a former employee. Former coordinator of public relations Jack Kramer, 63, of Yellow Springs, was indicted by a Miami County grand jury and arraigned on a secret indictment in Miami County Common P l e a s Court on Tuesday afternoon on t w o KRAMER fourth-degree felonies of having an unlawful interest in a public contract. The college released the following statement Thursday: “On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, the office of marketing and community relations was informed of two indictments that were handed down by a grand jury relating to Mr. Kramer’s employment while at Edison Community College from January 2008 until March 2009. Both counts relate to Mr. Kramer’s authorization of the use of public funds to obtain a media contract with an agency that he was associated with. Mr. Kramer retired from Edison Community College in the summer of 2010. Officials from Edison Community College have been in contact with and are continuing to cooperate with the investigation by the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office and the Ohio Ethics Commission. Additional information regarding Mr. Kramer’s past employment record at Edison Community College will be managed in accordance with relevant human resources policies and the college will adhere to its policy of not discussing personnel issues.” Kramer, also a locally known radio play-by-play announcer for area sports and who runs an online

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Panel addresses women’s issues Event hosted by Miami County Democratic Women BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer nknoth@tdnpublishing.com A room full of all women — save two men, including new Miami County Democrats chairman Dave Fisher — met April 12 in Hayner Cultural Center to 6 discuss the state of

TROY women’s health care. Democrats have called legislation to limit funding for family planning and other female-specific services “the war on women.” “This is about access to basic health care,” said

Jaime Miracle, state policy director for NARAL ProChoice America. “It has nothing to do with abortion.” She emphasized that women’s reproductive wellbeing is a health issue, not a political one. Joining her in the panel discussion — hosted by the

Miami County Democratic Women — was Denise Gastesi, outreach coordinator at ProgressOhio. Both women said restricted access to birth control and abortion proves detrimental to women, particularly those falling below the poverty line. Democrats say these restrictions ulti-

mately cost the government more in the long run in addition to placing women at a greater risk of health issues. “We’re talking about how much we want to have babies and are pro-life, but we’re leaving women out in the cold,” Miracle said. Throughout the evening, several women in the

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Voter groups: no election changes until ’13 COLUMBUS (AP) — Voter advocates urged state lawmakers on Thursday not to change the swing state’s election law before November, even as a state senator said he wants to tweak the law to help disabled and early voters cast their ballots. “It’s enough already,” said Carrie Davis, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio. “This constant round of election changes in the midst of a presidential election cycle causes too much confusion. They need to stop.” Davis’ group along with the Ohio chapter of Common Cause and others held a news conference Thursday to also call on the

Republican-led Legislature not to move forward with passing a repeal of an elections bill that makes sweeping revisions to the law. The GOP-backed bill would get rid of the elections overhaul measure that passed the General Assembly last summer. The overhaul bill has been on hold since September, when opponents gathered the thousands of signatures needed to ask voters whether it should be tossed. The Senate passed the repeal bill last month, and hearings in the House could start as soon as next week. The groups contend the time for state lawmakers to weigh in has

already passed, and voters should have the chance to say whether the overhaul bill should be scrapped. They also argue that no additional changes should be made until next year. But State Sen. Bill Coley said Thursday he plans to introduce a bill next week that would make “non-controversial” changes to the election law, such as ensuring disabled voters are given enough time to vote on Election Day. He said he also wants to make clear that Ohioans casting early, in-person absentee ballots can vote if they are standing in line when their polling place closes. Coley, a Middletown Republican, said he is currently

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Writing Clagett said. Clouser said she hopes Clagett worked with the project with the park Environmental Education district will expand to Director Cinda Hanbuch other local organizations Pinkerton to promote the to show students the real spring Hug the Earth life applications of the Festival and learn more work they do in school. about the No Child Left “It teaches them how to Inside initiative. take notes as a person is “It’s good practice to being interviewed, and write a press release about how to use technical writa fun event,” Osman said. ing. It’s great they we can “You want kids like us to visit a place they are probe outside and not watch- moting through their own ing TV or on our phones.” words – it’s wonderful,” Clagett said she’s anx- Clouser said. ious to write about the No Other students involved Child Left Inside initiative in the project include to promote children to Shannon Cothran, Abby “unplug” and go outside to Bertram and Lisa Dziko. play. For more information “It’s great because I get about the Miami County to be passionate about Parks District and the what I believe and maybe students’ work, visit inspire someone to get out www.miamicounty and use the parks,” parks.com.

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Wichita Fire Department captain Michael Wells gets a kiss from Taz after he was rescued by firefighters. Taz disappeared during a storm in Wichita, Kan., on Thursday afternoon.

Wichita fire crews stage dramatic dog rescue WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Just as Wichita officials were holding a news conference Thursday to announce their efforts to save a dog had failed, a firefighter saw wet canine nostrils appear in a tiny hole in concrete. It was the 100-pound mutt trapped in a culvert next to a drainage ditch. The Wichita Eagle reported that the news conference broke up suddenly as the firefighter called for help. Crews already suited up in scuba gear leapt back into the water-filled ditch to search for Taz, and firefighters started up the concrete saws. Once they cut a large enough hole, one of the scuba divers stuck a hand in to grab Taz and was promptly bit. But minutes later, the 6-year-old dog was free.

The emotional owner, John Huy, 79, promptly gave a news conference to thank everyone who helped save his dog, which he described as “part pit, part lab, and part I don’t know what.” The drama started around 10:30 a.m. when Huy, a retired aviation engineer, took a walk in the rain with Taz. When the rain increased, Huy and Taz took cover under a bridge. Huy said the flashing lightning made Taz “fidgety,” and he let the dog off his leash. It was a mistake Huy later swore to 20 firefighters “I’ll never make again.” Taz jumped into the water flowing under the bridge. When another bolt flashed in the sky, Taz scrambled under a ledge along the sidewalk under the overpass.

As the water rose, the ledge closed off, and Taz backed up, suddenly trapped in the small air pocket left to him. With the water rising still higher, Huy and a bystander jumped into the water and tried to coax the terrified Taz from the air pocket. The men’s struggles prompted someone to call 911 and report that a car was submerged. Fire crews didn’t hesitate to help the men after learning there was no car, and no human being to rescue. Capt. Michael Wells acknowledged that eight fire trucks, plus police directing traffic merely to rescue a dog, was indeed a significant effort. “But we understand that pets are very, very important to people’s lives,” he said. “We’re glad to be here. It’s been a good day.”

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Panel • CONTINUED FROM A1 audience voiced their dismay of restrictions on insurance coverage for maternity services and difficulties obtaining an abortion even when a mother’s health is at risk, among other hot-button issues. “They want women to be barefoot and pregnant,” said one woman, followed by another saying, “It’s all about power and money.” Miracle and Gastesi both said they have been turned away from legislators when turning in petitions for health-care measures and that testimonies from rape victims are sometimes met with apathy on the part of legislators. “Not only do we have a war on women,” Gastesi said, “we’re not even willing to listen.” She urged audience members to sign a petition that would create a competitive health insurance mar-

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part of a Relay For Life fundraiser at Lloyd Fry’s hangar, 10328 Hardin Road, Piqua, sponsored by Team • RUMMAGE SALE: A Havenar Family & Friends. rummage sale, by the C o m m u n i t y Pop and water will be availUnited Methodist Women, able or bring your own beverCalendar will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ages. The $10 fee includes Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon dinner. at First Place Christian CONTACT US • RUMMAGE SALE: The Center, 16 W. Franklin St., American Legion Ladies Troy. Many good used items Auxiliary will have a rummage and clothing will be for sale. sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. a Call Melody Proceeds will be used for 622 S. Market St., Troy. All promission work. For more ceeds will benefit veterans’ Vallieu at information, call 335-2826. families in need. 440-5265 to • CINDERELLA: School • SOCCER list your free on the Rock Homeschool REGISTRATION: Miami East Co-op will present Rodgers Youth Soccer Association regcalendar & Hammerstein’s istration will be from 10 a.m. to items.You “Cinderella,” at 7 p.m. noon at Miami East can send Thursday and Friday and at Elementary. 2 p.m. Saturday at The your news by e-mail to • FISH FRY: The Troy Hangar at First Baptist vallieu@tdnpublishing.com. Eagles No. 971 will offer an Church, 140 Elva Court, all-you-can-eat fish fry with Vandalia. To purchase tickfries and coleslaw from 5:30-7 ets, call Tonja at (937) 233p.m. for $7. 4374. All tickets are $8 per person (children 2 • WILDFLOWER WALKS: A spring wildand under are free if sitting on a parent’s flower walk will be at 2:30 p.m. at Aullwood lap). Limited tickets will be available at the Audubon Center, Dayton. door. Proceeds from ticket sales help to fund • PLANT SALE: Aullwood’s native plant the high school trip to Boston. sale will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Aullwood Audubon Farm. Gardeners may choose from a wide selection of native FRIDAY perennial plants priced at $3.50. Trees and shrubs range from $3.50 to $25. A variety of • COMMUNITY SERVICE: A community Good Friday service will be offered at noon at wildflowers that have been rescued from First Presbyterian Church. The service is pro- areas scheduled for development also will be available for purchase. Admission is free. vided by the community clergy. • FRIDAY DINNER: The Pleasant Hill SUNDAY VFW Post 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer dinner from 6-7:30 p.m. for $7-$8 For more information, call • TURKEY SHOOT: The Troy VFW Post (937) 698-6727. 5436, 2220 LeFevre Road, will offer a turkey • FRIDAY DINNER: The Covington VFW shoot beginning at noon. Sign ups will begin Post No. 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington, at 11 a.m. The women’s auxiliary will offer an will offer dinner from 5-8 p.m. For more infor- all-you-can-eat breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon mation, call 753-1108. for $5. • SOUPER WALK: The Miami County • SUNDAY BREAKFAST: Pleasant Hill Park District will hold its Souper Walk Series VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, program from 7-9 p.m. at Charleston Falls Ludlow Falls, will offer a made-to-order Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Everything is a la City. Weather permitting, participants are carte. invited to come enjoy a guided hike led by a • EUCHRE TOURNEY: A Euchre tournapark district naturalist followed by a warm ment will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW crackling campfire and a hot cup of soup de Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, jour. A good old fashioned campfire kickoff Ludlow Falls. Sign up will be at noon and also will be offered with John De Boer. play will be at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $3 per Hikers are encouraged to bring a nonperishperson. able food item for donation to a local food • VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Be the first to pantry. Registration preferred by sending an spot the new arrivals as they make their way e-mail to register@miamicountyparks.com or north to their breeding grounds from 2-4 p.m. call (937) 667-1286, Ext. 115. at Brukner Nature Center. • STEAK FRY: The Sons of the American • CREATURE FEATURE: Turtles will be Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City will, present a the feature from 2-3 p.m. at Brukner Nature steak fry from 6-7:30 p.m. for $10. The meal Center. Come visit with the eastern box midwill include baked potato, salad bar, roll, butland painted turtles and learn how each has ter and dessert. a unique way of surviving in their environ• FILM SERIES: Hayner’s Film Series will ment. This event is free and open to the pubcome to an end with the musical “South lic. Pacific,” at 7:30 p.m. at center, 301 W. Main • KITE FLY: The Miami County Park St., Troy. The evening will start out with an District will have its “Kreature Kite Fly” from 1introduction of the film. After viewing the film, 3 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 a short discussion will follow. There will be State Route 185, north of Covington. A famicafe-style seating with popcorn and soda ly event for all ages, participants can create a pop. The film series is intended for adult kite on-site or bring one from home. Awards viewership and may not be appropriate for will be given for: Smallest Kite, Most Creative children under 13. The film is free. Kreature Kite, Youngest Kite Flier, Most Elder • CHICKEN DINNER: The Sons of (Oldest) Kite Flier and Best of Show. Judging AMVETS Post No. 88 of Troy will host a four- will take place from 1-2 p.m. Pre-register for piece chicken dinner with baked potato or the program by sending an email to regisfries, coleslaw, roll, pudding and fruit from ter@miamicountyparks.com or call (937) 5:30-7:30 p.m. for $7. 335-9730, Ext. 115. • RAFFLE: Zero Harm to Animals and • DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park Humans will be hosting a raffle to raise District will have its monthly dog social from funds for the Miami County Animal Shelter. 1-3 p.m. at Maple Ridge, 10430 State Route Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and can 185, north of Covington. If your dog is nice be purchased only at Curry's Video Plus, and plays well with others, bring them to the located at 30 S. Miami St., West Milton. park. Remember owners are responsible for Director of the Miami County Animal their dogs and must clean-up after their pet. Shelter Marcia Doncaster will be drawing Meet at the entrance next to the parking lot. the winner at 7 p.m. Friday. All proceeds For more information, visit the park district’s will go to the animal shelter. First grand website at www.miamicountyparks.com. prize is a Budweiser electric guitar, second • PRAIRIE BURN: Each spring the Butler prize is an 8 x 10 photograph of Jason Township Fire Department helps burn part of Voorhees from the movie Friday the 13th Aullwood’s prairie. This land management and third prize is three movies from Curry's practice helps to prevent the prairie from Video's sale collection. Prior to the drawreverting back to a forest. Since burning can ing, Jason Voorhees will appear in costume be done only during specific weather condiat the video store from 6-8. tions, staff often does not know the exact day and time when the burn will take place. If you are interested in observing the prairie burn, SATURDAY contact Sarah Alverson at Aullwood at (937) 890-7360, Ext. 18, or • FISH FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post salverson@audubon.org for more information. No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow • BREAKFAST OFFERED: The Falls, will offer an all-you-can-eat fish fry and American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will smelt dinner with french fries, baked beans offer a full all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8-11 and applesauce for $8 from 5-7 p.m. a.m. for $6. Items available are eggs to order, • GROWING UP WILD: A “Growing Up toast, pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage, Wild,” Project Wild workshop will be offered sausage gravy, biscuits, home fries, orange, to children from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brukner tomato and apple juice, fruit and cinnamon Nature Center. Through Project Wild, rolls. Breakfast will be followed by an open Growing Up Wild builds upon the young mic session starting at 2 p.m. child’s sense of wonder about nature and • QUARTER AUCTION: The Bethany the wildlife around them and gives you the tools to ensure that natural connection grows. Center will be having a quarter auction Pack a lunch and bring a wild snack to share. beginning at 2 p.m. at 339 South St., Piqua. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. to anyone over There is a $5 fee to cover the cost of hand outs and supplies. All participants will receive 18. Paddles for bidding will be $2 each and a resource book. To register, call BNC at 698- food and beverages will be available. • WILDFLOWER WALKS: A spring wild6493 or contact Miss June with any quesflower walk will be at 2:30 p.m. at Aullwood tions or concerns at education@bruknernaturecenter.com. Come dressed to explore the Audubon Center, Dayton. outdoors. MONDAY • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon at Ginghamsburg Church, 7695 S. County • MOMS AND TOTS: The Miami County Road 25-A, Tipp City. Anyone who registers Park District will have the Trailing Moms & to donate can take home a “Catch the Wave Tots program from 10 a.m. to noon at and Donate Blood” tumbler. Individuals with Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, eligibility questions are invited to email south of Tipp City. This program is for expeccanidonate@cbccts.org or call (800) 388tant mothers, mothers and tots newborn to 5. GIVE or make an appointment at Participants can socialize, play and exercise www.DonorTime.com. during this walk. Be sure to dress for the • RELAY BENEFIT: An auction, silent weather. For more information, visit the park auction and performances by Cadillac Sam district’s website at and DJ Jerry Davis will begin at 6 p.m. as www.miamicountyparks.com.

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Troy Christian High School recently announced its 2012 Prom Court. The court consists of Max Conover, Levi Current, Marvin Major, Courtney Frantom, Shana Honeyman and Julie Young. The event is scheduled from 7 to 11:30, beginning with a reception at 7 p.m., Friday at the top of the Market Banquet Center in Dayton. A dinner will follow along with a king and queen crowning. The theme for prom is, “A Night with the Stars,” and will include a king and queen crowning. An After Bash is scheduled at The Web Extreme Entertainment in West Chester.

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St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 409 E. Main Street in Troy. TROY — If you enjoy running or hikRegistration begins at 4 p.m the day ing the woodland trails, you’ll love of the event. There is a maximum of Brukner Nature Center’s annual 5K 200 players. Participants my pre-regisRun Wild Earth Day celebration. ter by sending a request to Each participant will receive a com- brad8rohlfs@yahoo.com. memorative organic cotton T-shirt, There is a $50 entry fee. There will scrumptious homemade refreshments, a be a payout to the top 10 finishers, free visit with the amazing wildlife ambassnacks, raffles and a 50/50 drawing. sadors and the opportunity to win some Beer and non-alcoholic beverages will eco-friendly door prizes. be available for purcahse. Proceeds Awards will be given to the top finfrom the event will go toward the Troy ishers in 11 age categories. Football Alumni Association Registration is still available Scholarship Fund. through race day and is $25 ($30 for Checks and money orders may be non-members) and participants may mailed to Troy Football Alumni have to wait a week for their T-shirt. Association, P.O. Box 824, Troy OH This year participants also can opt to 45373. have a long-sleeved T-shirt for an additional $5. Museum open for season Bag pick-up for pre-registered participants will be 5-6:30 p.m. April 20. TROY — The Museum of Troy Check-in and walk-in registration History, 124 E. Water St., has opened its will be from 8-9:00 a.m. on race day. 2012 season with a display of items For more information, call BNC at from The Girls’ Civic League of Troy, (937) 698-6493 or visit the website at the occupant of the building before it www.bruknernaturecenter.com to down- became the museum. There also is a load a registration form. display of artifacts from drugstores in Troy that are no more. The museum is open from 1-5 p.m. Tournament set every Saturday and Sunday, April-midThe Troy Football Alumni December. Association is holding a Texas Hold ‘Em For more information, call (937) 216Tournament at 5 p.m. April 28 at the 6925 or 339-5155.

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ANALYSIS

Iran sees nuke talks leaning their way DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s envoys are heading for nuclear talks with confidence that the chips are falling their way. It could be dismissed as just political theatrics for the world powers that Iran will face in Istanbul on Saturday. After all, Iran has some serious matters on its plate: Tightening economic sanctions, near blacklist status from international banking networks and the threat that Israel or the U.S. could eventually opt for a military strike against Tehran’s nuclear program. But think like the Iranian leadership. The baseline objective is to keep the centrifuges spinning in its uranium enrichment sites. That now seems within reach and the Islamic Republic could even try to leverage a few concessions from the West along the way. That’s because Iran has been very busy since the last attempts at negotiations nosedived more than a year ago with the same group: The five permanent U.N. Security Council members the United States, France, China, Russia and Britain plus Germany. Iran is now churning out uranium at 20 percent enrichment at a regular pace. That level compared to the 3.5 percent needed for Iran’s lone Russian-built energy reactor is necessary to make isotopes for cancer treatment and other medical and research applications. But the U.S. and allies fear that higher-level enrichment puts Iran significantly closer toward possibly making weapons-grade material a goal that Iran repeatedly claims is not on its agenda. Yet the 20 percent material offers other opportunities for Iran. It could agree without any direct pain to its nuclear program to Western demands to suspend the 20 percent production as an act of good faith that Iran would want reciprocated. Tehran could then ask ‘how about easing some of the sanctions?’ Iran also has started operations at a second enrichment site, buried deep into a mountainside south of Tehran to protect against air attacks. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the new facility, known as Fordo, must be closed. Again, Iran could entertain the idea without any real setbacks to its overall uranium enrichment. The far bigger labs at Natanz, in central Iran, provide almost all of Iran’s nuclear fuel. Other demands and counterproposals are likely to be raised in Istanbul. They include what to do about Iran’s stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium and access for future inspections by the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency. But what’s not there is perhaps the most significant. The West at least at this stage no longer calls for an all-out halt to uranium enrichment as it did last year. If this path stays, Iran can boast about outmaneuvering the Western demands and keeping the heart of the nuclear program intact. The U.S. and others will then have to sell this outcome to the Israelis. The pitch is that trying to whittle down Iran’s enrichment capabilities and stockpiles coupled perhaps with stricter inspections is a more prudent route than launching attacks and possibly opening up another Middle East war. Some advance lobbying may already be under way. In an interview aired Sunday by CNN, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak appeared to focus on gaining outside control of the uranium stockpiles rather than trying to push Iran to give up its ability to make nuclear fuel something that Iranian officials have said is nonnegotiable. Uranium enrichment, in fact, has been wrapped tightly around the powerful themes of patriotism, scientific achievements and international justice by Iran’s leadership.

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP The Des Moines (Iowa) Register on ‘strip-search” ruling by U.S. Supreme Court: Law enforcement officials will be disappointed if they were looking for guidance from the U.S. Supreme Court on the matter of “strip-searching” suspects entering jail. The court took on the issue in a New Jersey case but left more questions unanswered than answered. The court was asked whether the Constitution permits persons brought to jail on minor charges to be stripped and searched. The court ruled that the Fourth Amendment does not bar such searches, but the rul-

ing is frustratingly imprecise about the definition of strip searches and under what conditions they may be unconstitutional. Fortunately, state law in several states goes further than this ruling to protect suspects’ rights. … But state laws can be changed, so the court’s stripsearch jurisprudence must be considered a work in progress. The most that can be said is a slim five-justice majority held that persons committed to the general population of a jail may be subjected to a visualonly strip search, even without probable cause that the suspect is carrying weapons or contraband.

Left unanswered is whether that means persons brought in on, say, minor traffic violations could be subject to such a strip search if they are not admitted to the general jail population. Also, the court saved for a future case the question of under what conditions a strip search may include touching by jail officers, such as probing body cavities. Every year more than 13 million people are admitted to jails in this country. Many, if not the majority, are guilty of no crime when they enter. All have constitutional rights. Unfortunately, that is not clear from reading the Supreme Court’s stripsearch decision.

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Who knew enjoying the simple things would be so hard? Spring cleaning must have been ingrained in our genes since the dawn of time. I link it to the times when the Neanderthal men ventured out to hunt fresh meat as the cave women wiped down the cave walls and clear the winter woolly mammoth bones from the dwelling. This is probably where and when all the cool cave art was put on display, thus beginning the human urge to decorate our caves. Of course, when I got this burst of energy to air out the farmhouse, I swept the floors, mopped the bathroom, blankets in their proper places and the counter cleaned off. Gee, I’m just a straw-tick bed away from being Laura Ingalls. Why is it when your house is completely clean, no one comes to call? Only when the pizza boxes are scattered around the floor and LEGO blocks are strewn about is when I should expect visitors. So far, I’ve found that my favorite room in the house is the back porch. It seems to be the first room in the house that I gravitate toward to always clean first.

Melanie Yingst Troy Daily News Columnist It could be due to the fact that out here in the country, no one comes to the front door. Well, let me rephrase that: the only people that come to the front door are strangers and Jehovah’s Witnesses. This is why I tend to clean the house from the back porch and then make my way to the front of the house. It probably stems from the days of the “parlor” rooms that were only used for “good company” like out of town guests. Now the back porch is my favorite room because it’s one of the rooms where I spend the most time in my home. It’s also because so far it’s the only decorated part of my house. Sad, but true. This little room is where I’ve

been brave enough to finally hang items I’ve dragged to multiple homes, but had never had the courage to permanently place until a few weeks ago. One of these items was a wrought iron hook thingy. I use “thingy” in the most technical sense. I found the perfect spot for it, right above a wooden bench I scored for $20 at the Champaign County flea market. So I brushed off the dust of the toolbox my mother got me for Christmas and decided that I would hang this “hook thingy” up all by myself. The holes in the wall aren’t pretty, but I was pretty proud of myself. It’s still clinging to the wall bearing all the weight from my vast collection of hooded sweatshirts. OK, it’s kind of crooked, but my entire house leans to the south so, technically, it looks straight to me. My best friend Jani has managed to single handedly decorated my favorite room. My first ‘house warming’ gift was a country-esque sign when I first moved in. “Wine drinkers welcome: Beer drinkers by appointment.” It’s hanging by my window,

next to my fridge, which is dedicated only to adult beverages. She knows me all too well, I’m afraid. Another great gift Jani got me for my birthday a few weeks ago was one of those sticker wall decals which looked simple to install. So I found a perfect home right above the coat hooks on my back porch across from my washer and dryer that doubles as my office (because of the excellent phone reception). Feeling victorious from hanging the “hook thingy” with a hammer and nails, I figured putting a sticker on a wall couldn’t be too hard. Wash walls. Check. Apply firm pressure to the sticker. Check. Peel slowly and smooth out. Check. After an hour, I finally wiped the sweat from my forehead and stood back to admire my hard work and the artsy saying which now adorns my favorite room in my house: Enjoy the simple things.

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MARION H. GRUBBS JR.

and was also the owner of Grubbs Trucking CROSSVILLE, TENN. — Marion H. Grubbs Jr.,80, Crossville, Tenn., formerly of in Port Jefferson, Ohio. He and his wife Betty moved to Crossville in Port Jefferson, Ohio, passed 1995 where he worked with away at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Livingston Limestone. Marion There are many business April 10, 2012, at Cumberland BY JOYELL NEVINS TIPP CITY was a member of Bethlehem House Hospice, Crossville, owners that are experts at Ohio Community Media Baptist Church where he served Tenn. He was born July 10, what they do – such as jnevins@tcnewsnet.com in the Greeters Ministry and was 1931 in Kossuth, Miss., the son antiques or art – but are less worked and been a part of active in his Sunday school of the late Marion Sr. and Nora experienced in the business The Downtown Tipp City the town for seven years. class. Because he loved to (Jones) Grubbs. On Jan. 9, or customer service side. Partnership (DTCP) wants to “I love Tipp City and I cook, the Bethlehem Senior Phase 1 will include edu- 1971 in New Paris, Ohio, he encourage downtown busilove being downtown,” she Luncheon Group was a very married Betty Boothe — she ness owners, residents and gushed, “Tipp is an amazing cation through workshops, special part of his fellowship community members to join community with very diverse seminars and hands-on sup- survives. there. Marion is survived by two sons, GRUBBS its “PEP” squad. people and experiences that port. Phase 2 will set up Funeral services will be at 1 PEP is the new slogan to somehow manage to all work mentoring programs “where- Dave Grubbs of Columbia, Tenn., Monday, April 16, at Melcher-Sowers p.m. Bret Grubbs of Houston, Ohio; two and in established long-time local explain DTCP’s mission to together. Tipp City should Funeral Home in Piqua, OH. Burial will foldaughters, Janie Leonardo of business owners/entrepre“preserve, energize and pro- pat itself on the back.” low in Shelby Memory Gardens in Sidney, Jeffersonville, Ind., and Lisa Supinger of neurs will meet with and mote” the downtown area. It The strategic plan lays OH. The family will receive friends from was coined by new Executive out several measurable goals offer guidance to new and/or Troy, Ohio; three sisters, Louise Savell of Pensacola, Fla., Edith Shawler and Shirley noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Director Tara Dixon Engel and projects, including a sep- younger business owners Memorial contributions may be made to Sholley, both of Piqua, OH; 12 grandchilwith the support of and DTCP President Jim arate office from the Tipp Valekis. City Chamber of Commerce DTCP/TIPP leaders,” accord- dren and 10 great-grandchildren; and many Wilson Hospice, 1083 Fairington Drive, nieces and nephews that were very special Sidney, OH 45365 or Hospice of Miami “We wanted to come up (which is already completed), ing to the strategic plan. County, P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. to him. Although DTCP will be with something that defines long-term fundraising plan, Condolences may be expressed to the Marion was retired from Aggregate working with the Chamber, our mission but we can easi- two or more outside grants family at www.melcher-sowers.com. Industry, Piqua, Ohio, as a plant manager Engel emphasizes that they ly remember,” Engel said, in 2012 and four or more “PEP (preserve, energize and educational programs for the are two separate organizapromote) says it all. It’s an downtown business commu- tions. Since the DTCP has SALLY (TURNER) WRIGHT 501(c)3 status, they cannot exciting word.” nity. Pentecostal faith guided her through her PIQUA — Sally (Turner) Wright, 85, of help merchants directly Engel is the founder of “We want to establish loving and devoted life. Her other interests died at 12:29 p.m. Wednesday, April Piqua, bring in money. Also, where Integrity Marketing & measurable goals,” Engel included family, gardening, flea the Chamber is focused sole- 11, 2012, at Piqua Manor Communications; co-founder said, “We want to be able to markets, cooking, bingo and Nursing Home, Piqua with her ly on helping businesses, of The American Veterans sit down with the residents cards. In her younger years, she family at her side. She was DTCP looks at the downtown Institute (which is currently and the community and say, devoted much of her time and born in Pine Mountain, Ky., on as a whole. working with the reconstitut- ‘here’s what we’ve done.’” energy as a caregiver to family March 22, 1927, to the late “Our purpose is much ed Tipp Veterans Memorial Engel likened vague members, including her sister. In Hiram and Ida (Smith) Turner. broader,” Engel said, “We Committee); national coobjectives to ‘taxation with2001, after a bad accident, her She was raised in Big Laurel, chairman of Operation out representation’ – she and exist to preserve and prodaughter brought her home to Ky., and later moved to Piqua. mote the Tipp City downWelcome Home and most DTCP want to show their Piqua, Ohio and took care of her Sally married Roy Wright. He town and by extension, the recently an NRA certified donors and sponsors exactly for many years. While in Piqua, preceded her in death in entire community, and to firearms instructor and what they’re paying for. Sally led a wonderful life with September 2001. educate merchants, organizarange officer. Her career path The plan also includes a family until she was too sick. At Sally was survived by one includes newspapers, interdescription of DTCP’s history, tions and residents how to WRIGHT this point in her life, Sally was daughter and son-in-law: become more effective in national advertising and col- mission, needs assessment blessed to receive the great care of Piqua Sharon and Bobby Coots, Piqua; one sistheir specific roles.” leges, and has brought her and information about Tipp Manor Nursing Home where she passed ter, Hazel Creech of Harlan, Ky.; five Other proposed and inawards for graphic design, itself. away. nine great-grandchildren grandchildren; the-works projects include artwork and video script“It’s a road map to be Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. and five great-great-grandchildren. She Key into Tipp (historical and writing (two of the videos used by current and future Monday, April 16, at Turner Cemetery, Big was preceded in death by four brothers received national exposure). partnership members,” Engel informational signs on downLaurel, Ky. Burial will follow. Friends may and three sisters. town buildings); youth/senior Engel was brought on said, “The plan expresses the call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at MelcherSally worked for Copeland Corporation, board to DTCP through (DTCP) vision, and expresses cooperative projects; Ask an Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. Sidney, for nine years as a machinist as Expert program; downtown Integrity Marketing to create goals and strategies for Condolences may be expressed to the well as in the factory. She loved to garden toilet facilities and Creating a strategic plan for the achieving those visions. It family at www.melcher-sowers.com. group, working with the pulls old ideas, incorporates Connections (communication and loved her roots in Big Laurel. Sally’s organizational committee new ideas, and leaves things with the downtown via newsletters and a communi- FUNERAL DIRECTORY and pulling from notes of open for more new ideas.” ty calendar). DTCP hopes to previous strategic planning The plan will also be al service will be conducted Monday at not only implement many of • Edward Keith Grady sessions. During a meeting helpful in applying for Riverside Cemetery Chapel, Troy. these projects in Tipp’s down- TROY — Edward Keith Grady, 58, of with Valekis, he informed her grants. Engel noted that Arrangements are by the Fisher-Cheney Troy, passed away Friday at Upper town, but encourage other of the open director position most grants ask a series of Valley Medical Center in Troy. A memori- Funeral Home, Troy. communities to put them and suggested she apply. general questions that are into practice, too. “I recognized almost “pretty consistent.” She “The measure of a good immediately after some of referred to the different our initial discussion that parts of the strategic plan as project is can other towns Tara had a passion for the a “series of buckets.” All she take it and implement it as Tipp community, and the has to do is pull from the cor- well,” Engel said, “Grant ability to both assess and rect bucket for each applica- providers want something that can be replicated.” share a vision for its future,” tion question. This week, Engel plans to Valekis said. “She struck me One of those buckets has as someone who was honest- in-depth descriptions of active get copies of the strategic ly looking for the good and and proposed projects. Active plan into every downtown growth not just of the part projects of DTCP include the business owner, give them a couple weeks to look at it she’d be working for, but for Façade Improvement the community as a whole.” Program, Antiques & Artisan and come back to her with feedback. DTCP wants its With the urging of Show, HarvestFest, Canal plan to be a downtown comValekis, Engel’s fiancé John Jumpers Base Ball Club, munity collaboration. The Falldorf, and business partMidnight Madness, Winter’s only criteria is criticism must ner Mike Jackson, Engel Yuletide Gathering and be constructive. applied and was accepted for Christmas in the Village. “If you don’t have a soluthe position. She officially One of the proposed projtion, don’t come to me with started March 12 and has ects DTCP wants to implethe problem,” Engel said. already helped DTCP get its ment right away is AP PHOTO To see a copy of the plan, own office and present a Tippecanoe Incubator In this photo taken March 29, Carl and Jeanne Elliott sit in their kitchen with a photo visit the Downtown Tipp strategic plan to the public. Partnership Project (TIPP). “I see so much potential TIPP’s start is also listed as City Partnership office in the of their 17-year-old daughter Lynn, who was murdered by David Alan Gore in Vero Beach, Fla., in 1983. upstairs of the Monroe for the organization and the one of DTCP’s measurable Township Building, 4 E. downtown,” Engel said. goals. Main St., or contact Tara Although Engel has only The goal of TIPP is to officially been a Tipp resinurture small local business- Dixon Engel at TEngelDTCP@woh.rr.com. dent for two months, she has es. STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A die. About two years ago she ies of four of the victims. Florida inmate was set to be was in a coma, and doctors He was sentenced to life in executed Thursday, nearly told her son to begin making prison for the other murders. three decades after the mur- funeral arrangements. She Even though there’s no der of 17-year-old Lynn suddenly began recovering, doubt he committed the Elliott, whose failed escape and she said she believes it crimes and although he attempt ended a string of was because of her wish to see showed no remorse for the rapes and slayings that shook the 58-year-old Gore die first. killings, Gore managed to the quiet coastal town of Vero The U.S. Supreme Court stretch out his appeals and TROY Beach. denied a final appeal less remain on death row 28 years In all, David Alan Gore than two hours before the after he was condemned. Gov. killed four teenage girls and scheduled execution. The jus- Rick Scott signed his death 14, 2010, through Sept. 4, 2011. The remaining five felonies transpired last two women. Elliott’s murder tices rejected an argument warrant after the Scripps is the only one for which he’s that Gore’s death sentence Treasure Coast Newspapers BY WILL E SANDERS year between October and December. Ohio Community Media For each rape charge, Pratt could condemned. He was sched- should be lifted because a asked him about the case. “I’ve been waiting for this wsanders@dailycall.com receive between 15 years to life in prison. uled to die by lethal injection prior appellate attorney failed A presentence investigation was at 6 p.m. at Florida State to locate a key witness for a day for years. I would’ve A Tipp City father faces 20 life sen- ordered in the case and Pratt, who Prison. It’s a day Elliott’s par- claim that his trial lawyers saved the state a lot of money tences in addition to 20 more years at his remains held on a $100,000 bond, will be ents have been waiting for — were negligent during the if they let me. I’d do it myself and have no qualms about it,” sentencing hearing in June after he sentenced June 11 in common pleas court. they say living for — and one case’s penalty phase. entered pleas of no contest and was found On July 26, 1983, Gore said Mike Daley, whose wife, Pratt was taken into custody Dec. 22 many think should have guilty of dozens of sex crimes Wednesday, by sheriff’s deputies after federal author- come years ago considering and his cousin Fred Judy Kay Daley was killed by including 20 counts of rape involving a ities and an investigation revealed the there is no doubt he commit- Waterfield picked up Lynn Gore in July 1981. ted the crimes and he has Elliott and her 14-year-old juvenile under the age of 10. Daley was Gore’s third vicrape and child pandering allegations. One day removed from his arraignA search warrant executed at Pratt’s shown no remorse for the friend hitchhiking to Wabasso tim. He disabled her car while ment on a superceding indictment, Joel W. home resulted in a computer being seized killings. Beach north of Vero Beach. she was alone on a secluded “For us it’s been a nightPratt, 35, entered the no contest pleas to as evidence and sexually explicit photoThey took them at gun- beach, then waited for her to 20 counts of rape, three felony counts of graphs were recovered from the system’s mare, because I just turned point to Gore’s parents’ house. try to start it. When she pandering sexually oriented matter hard drive. Some of those images were 81. I was beginning to think Waterfield left and Gore couldn’t, he offered her a ride, involving a minor and two felony counts of taken off of the Internet while other pho- that I might die before he raped the girls, who were raped her, killed her, then pandering obscenity involving a minor. tographs appeared to have been taken by went,” said Carl Elliott, the bound in separate rooms. chopped up her body. Pratt committed the sexual offenses of Pratt, according to the Miami County girl’s father. Elliott freed her legs and More than two years later, rape at his Tipp City home between Sept. Sheriff’s Office. Jeanne Elliott almost did ran naked from the house, he led authorities to where he hands still tied behind her buried her skull, hands and back. Gore, also naked, feet. He said he threw the rest chased her, drug her back of her body in a canal. toward the house as she Five months earlier, Gore kicked and screamed and kidnapped, raped and murthen shot her twice in the dered Ying Hua Ling, 17, and * Your 1st choice for complete Home head. Police were called after her mother, Hsiang Huang Medical Equipment a boy witnessed the murder. Ling, 48. Gore was caught and the Their bodies were stuffed Funeral Home & Cremation Services Lift Chairs other girl rescued. in steel drums and buried in S. Howard Cheney, Owner-Director 1990 W. 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THE CABIN IN THE WOODS: Stop reading this review right now. Go see the movie, then come back and we can have a conversation about it. The less you know going into it, the better. We can say this much: The hype is justified. And that’s saying something when we’re talking about geek god Joss Whedon, who produced and co-wrote the script with director Drew Goddard, a veteran of such revered TV shows as “Lost” and Whedon’s own “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Goddard makes his directing debut with this long-awaited film but he keeps all the moving parts humming along with thrilling fluidity and ease. “The Cabin in the Woods” walks a very difficult line and manages to find the right tone pretty much the entire time. Anyone can spoof and parody and wink at the camera in making fun of a specific genre, especially one like horror in which the conventions are so deeply ingrained and staying a couple steps ahead of the characters is part of the fun. But the trick is to avoid going overboard and to play it somewhat straight. “Cabin” affectionately toys with the familiarity of certain types and plot points but it also dares to take a step back and examine why we need to return to these sorts of films, why we love to laugh and jump, why we hunger for carnage and thirst for blood. It pays homage to the kinds of frights horror fans know and love while managing to provide surprises and twists, layers upon layers, over and over again. It’s humorously self-aware without being smugly sarcastic. Five friends go away for the weekend to a remote cabin by a lake. Clearly, they won’t all make it out alive. R for strong bloody horror, violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudity. 95 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. — Christy Lemire, AP Movie Critic LOCKOUT: If a futuristic space prison with 500 of the world’s most violent and dangerous criminals cryogenically frozen was to somehow undergo an inmate revolt, who would emerge as the unquestioned leader of such an intergalactic gang of gruesome murders? Why the Scots, of course. At least that’s according to this sci-fi circa 2079 action flick, directed by a pair of Irish filmmakers: James Mather and Stephen St. Leger. They co-wrote it with producer Luc Besson, the prodigious if seldom proficient French action filmmaker. The MS One is a hulking, orbiting jail that puts its prisoners in “stasis,” or a deep sleep. But when the president’s daughter (Maggie Grace) visits to question its methods, a prisoner easily gets loose and soon the ship is overrun by criminals who immediately fall in line behind the Scottish Alex (Vincent Regan) and his more psychotic sibling Hydell (Joe Gilgun). Obviously, such awkward circumstances can only be resolved by a solo, heroic mission from a reluctant, irascible protagonist. Ours is Snow (Guy Pearce), an agent who has been unjustly deemed a criminal after a mission gone wrong. This is a brawnier Pearce (“L.A. Confidential,” ”Mildred Pierce”), and if “Lockout” is meant as an action hero audition, he certainly has the needed charisma. He’s the only reason to see the film. The cheap visual effects are so bad that you’ll be wondering if you misplaced your 3-D glasses. PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and language, including some sexual references. 95 minutes. Two stars out of four. — Jake Coyle, AP Entertainment Writer THE THREE STOOGES: A little nyuk-nyuk-nyuk goes a long way in Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s feature-length homage to the classic slapstick comedy trio. The Farrelly brothers have wanted to make this movie for years, and for the most part they didn’t try to inflict their signature gross-out sensibility upon known and revered source material. As directors and writers (with screenplay help from their boyhood friend Mike Cerrone), the Farrellys have shown surprising restraint. Their “Three Stooges” is sweeter than you might expect, and it’s certainly more tolerable than their last movie, the crass “Hall Pass” from last year. But it’s hard to imagine who the film is for today beyond hardcore fans of the original shorts and 10-year-old boys who double over giggling at the sight of grown men doubling over in pain. There are a few cute ideas, though, and some clever casting choices. Every once in a while a pun is good for a chuckle. But the head-bonking and the eye-poking, the face-slapping and the finger-snapping and the constant clang of sound effects are too much to bear over an extended period of time. If anything, the Farrellys’ “Three Stooges” might make you want to go back and revisit the original threesome — in short doses — for a reminder of how influential their brand of comedy has become. With Sean Hayes as Larry, Will Sasso as Curly and Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe. PG for slapstick action violence and some rude and suggestive humor including language. 91 minutes. Two stars out of four. — Christy Lemire, AP Movie Critic.

Annual ‘Tunes in the Trees’ event set For the Troy Daily News

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Brukner Nature Center will host the eighth annual “Tunes in the Trees — A Music Celebration.” The event hosts bluegrass, folk and acoustic acts to benefit the center. It will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 28 at the center, 5995 W. Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy. Admission is free and donations are welcome. All donations will benefit the Wildlife Rehabilitation Unit. The center is a privately funded nonprofit nature preserve dedicated to environmental education and wildlife rehabilitatoin.

The event will feature Rum River Blen, Absolute Breakdown, Ann & Phil Case, Berachah Valley, Tar Heel Boys, Rock Island Plow Co., Storm’s Creek, C & M Bluegrass, North and Sound, Boston Boy, Northern Divide, The Blue Fugates, Driftwood, Peacful Mountain, Sugar Grove and Silver Grass. The event will take place rain or shine. For more information on the event or how to volunteer call Lidna Tatarian at 937-440-9834.

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‘Music Man’ runs deep in the roots of West Milton actors BY KATIE YANTIS Staff Writer kyantis@tdnpublishing.com Watch your pockets, watch your purses. Harold Hill — “The Music Man” — is coming to West Milton to sing a few tunes. Students at Milton-Union High School will present “The Music Man” April 19-21 in the high school gym. Director Marsha Fischbach said she wanted to pick a well known traditional show for the annual production this year after presenting “Happy Days” last year. “It’s been a long time since we have done a musical classic. I felt it was time to do an older musical,” Fischbach said. “Meredith Willson wrote this musical about his life in Iowa.” The show centers around a con man who attempts to scam a town using the local marching band. What he doesn’t expect happens as he takes a risk of being caught for the cause of love. “Most of the kids had no idea about ‘The Music Man,’” Fishbach said. “I think it will be well received, though. It is a family show and a lot of people will be able to relate to it.” She said the show has been put on at the school once before but it has been quite a while since the last presentation. Fishbach said she knows the students will put on a show that they will make their own for the audience members to remember years from now. The director also pointed out the caliber of shows students at M-U produce as the musical tradition continues at the school. “One thing we always do is we never try to cut the choreography,” Fishbach said. “We have more, harder choreography than most schools attempt. Even though they (students) think they can’t do it, they can. Our vocals, our dance, that is what sets us apart.” She said even though the students are still in high school, audience members can expect a high-caliber show because of the standards that are set. “I always try to make them be as professional as we can at this level,” Fishbach said.

WEST MILTON One aspect of the show area residents can expect to be impressed with is the student quartet. “One thing that is different about this show is this is true barbershop,” she said. “They are going to do it, they are doing a good job.” Fishbach said at first the quartet was hesitant, but the singers have grown since beginning practice in January. “It makes them grow because it’s more of a challenge,” Fishbach said. “They are going to do a good job.” M-U junior Jessica Ogden, who plays the role of lead Marian, said the quartet is one thing about the show that is a highlight in her eyes as well. “The quartet is going well,” Ogden said. “They are doing fantastic, that will be awesome to come see.” Ogden said she is looking forward to the show as it is an Ogden family tradition to be part of “The Music Man.” “‘The Music Man’ was a family thing; my mom, dad, aunt and uncle were all in it,” she said. “It is really neat.” Now playing the lead female role, she said it is special to carry on the family tradition, along with her two brothers and sister, who are also in the show — after growing up being around the show and the tunes that surround it. “I never really saw myself playing Marian, but it’s cool that it happened,” Ogden said. “I like the music too. I grew up singing ‘Music Man’ since I was 5. Me and my sister used to fight about the lyrics of the songs.” She said local residents should attend the show for the music, the dancing and the vocals. “I like that there are a lot of parts, a lot of important parts that are big,” Ogden said. “It’s a real family show, and that’s important to me.” Harold Hill himself, or in this case, senior Brett Weaver, said he also thinks the show will be great and that practice has been going well.

We always want to put on a great show. We don’t want to just put on a high school show; we want to put on a (great) show. — Brett Weaver

“I wasn’t sure how being the lead was going to go but with a lot of practice it’s going well,” Weaver said. He said even though he has kicked the nerves the idea of the show centering around him was a bit nerve-racking for him. “The idea that the show somewhat relied on my showmanship made me nervous,” Weaver said. “There are a lot of lines and a lot of songs.” Now as he sets into his role a few days from the show, he says he is ready. “It feels nice,” Weaver said. “I have gone for the lead for the last three years and this is the mother of all lead roles. While there is a lot of pressure, it feels great.” Weaver said he also is glad he landed the lead role for his last year in the program. “It’s bittersweet. I like the thought of moving on, but I have really liked high school and the musicals,” Weaver said. “It has definitely left an impact on me.” He said the audience can expect a great show, and touched on the history of the program as Fischbach did. “We have a talented group of kids,” Weaver said. “We always want to put on a great show. We don’t want to just put on a high school show, we want to put on a (great) show.” Those interested in seeing the show can attend the show April 1921 at Milton-Union High School. Tickets are $8 for students and $5 for K-12 students and senior citizens. Preschool students are admitted free. The show will start at 7 p.m. all three nights.

TCT announces cast of next show For the Troy Daily News Troy Civic Theatre director Barbara Lurie has announced the cast for “Ravenscroft,” which includes Dave Nickel as Inspector Ruffing, Tina Hayes as Marcy Kleiner, Libby Scancarello as Mrs. Ravenscroft, Jenny McClain as Gillian Ravenscroft, Barbara Lurie as Mrs. French and McKenzie Stotler as Dolly. Troy Civic Theatre ends its 2011-2012 season with Don Nigro’s “Ravenscroft.” The psychological drama is a thinking person’s Gothic thriller, a dark comedy that is both funny and

ble, passionate and loyal cook, and Dolly, a terrified but simple maid. They lead him through a bewildering labyrinth of contradictory verfrightening. sions of Patrick’s demise. On a snowy night, Inspector There are ghosts on the staircase, Ruffing is called to a manor home out in the country to investigate the skeletons in the closet, and much more than the Inspector bargained headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke for. Prepare to be teased, seduced, down the main staircase. Inspector bewildered, frightened, but most of Ruffing becomes involved in the lives of five alluring and dangerous all, tickled. Troy Civic Theatre’s Season Production of Ravenscroft women: Marcy, the beautiful will be at the Barn in the Park Viennese governess with a past; Mrs. Ravenscroft, the flirtatious and across from Hobart Arena on May 4lonely widow of the manor; Gillian, 6 and 11-12, Friday and Saturday at her charming but possibly demented 8 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. Call daughter; Mrs. French, the formida- 339-7700 for tickets.

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Edison to present ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ directing the play, which will feature some newly acquired set designs that The Edison Community will add an extra dimension College Stagelight Players to Shakespeare’s classic tale. will be bringing William “We are fortunate to have Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” a professional company from Dayton, The Light Fantastic, to campus for a two-weekcoming to light our newly end run beginning at 7:30 acquired scrim,” said p.m. April 20. Beisner. “With this new The play, one of Shakespeare’s most popular, technology, this show will look much different and a portrays the events surlot better than any show rounding the marriage of you’ve seen here.” the Duke of Athens, In the past, the Theseus, and the Queen of Stagelight Players have the Amazons, Hippolyta. brought Shakespeare’s “The These include the adventures of four young Athenian Taming of the Shrew” and “The Tempest” to life in the lovers and a group of six Edison Theater. Beisner had amateur actors, who are many reasons for again manipulated by the fairies reaching into the Bard’s catwho inhabit the forest in alog for this spring’s show. which most of the play is “It’s simply a classic! set. There’s a reason why this Edison faculty member play is one of Shakespeare’s Matthew Beisner will be For the Troy Daily News

under 12 are free. Shows will run April 20-21. Additional shows all at 7:30 most performed plays. It has p.m will be from April 27-29. a wonderful, yet simple plot Beisner has been with lots of memorable char- impressed with the direction acters,” said Beisner. “It and progress that Edison’s includes the theme of the theater program has made darker side of love. It inter- over the years. weaves between dysfunc“Things are definitely tional love, passionate love headed in the right direcand aristocratic love. It also tion. There are lots of wonincludes one of the most derful people at Edison who famous ‘play within a play’ want to see the theatre proscenes ever written, which, gram succeed, from teachers in turn, satirizes to the administrative staff,” Shakespeare’s own Romeo he said. “I’ve made it a perand Juliet.” sonal goal to bring such a The costumes by Anne high level of quality to our Vaccaro will be a rich mixproductions, that when peoture inspired from Greek ple who think of great themythology to Renaissance atre, they think of Edison.” romance to 1940’s sophistication. Tickets for the show are $7 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for seniors. Children

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AREA ART BRIEF TROY — The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center announces a mini exhibit of purses throughout the world. The collection includes leather and jeweled-encrusted bags, minaudieres, pillboxes as well as ornaments and jewelry designed by Judith Leiber. These items are on loan from Jean Wilson Reed and Maxine Orr. The exhibit will be on display

until May 30th in the Solarium. The Hayner is located at 301 W. Main St. The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is proudly supported by the citizens of the Troy City School District through a local tax levy and generous gifts to the Friends of Hayner. For more information, please visit www.troyhayner.org or call at 937-339-0457.

SCHEDULE FRIDAY 4/13 ONLY THREE STOOGES (PG) MIRROR MIRROR (PG) 11:30 2:00 4:25 7:00 9:30 11:15 1:50 4:35 7:10 9:45 CABIN IN THE WOODS (R) WRATH OF THE TITANS 12:10 2:35 5:05 7:30 9:55 2-D ONLY (PG-13) AMERICAN REUNION (R) 2:45 11:20 2:10 4:55 7:40 10:25 THE HUNGER GAMES TITANIC 3-D ONLY (PG-13) (PG-13) 11:40 3:50 8:00 11:55 3:20 6:45 10:15 WRATH OF THE TITANS 21 JUMP STREET (R) 3-D ONLY (PG-13) 11:25 2:05 4:45 7:20 10:05 12:20 5:15 7:50 10:30


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Zimmerman makes court appearance Arraignment set for May 29 SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman made his first court appearance Thursday on a seconddegree murder charge in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. During the brief appearance, Zimmerman stood up straight, looked straight ahead and wore a gray prison jumpsuit. He spoke only to answer “Yes, sir,” twice after he was asked basic questions about the charge against him and his attorney. His hair was shaved down to stubble and he had a thin goatee, which appeared consistent with his booking photo from the day before. He had resurfaced Wednesday to turn himself in after weeks in hiding. Judge Mark E. Herr said he found probable cause to move ahead with the case and that an arraignment

would be held on May 29 before another judge. Speaking to reporters after the hearing, attorney Mark O’Mara said he was concerned that the case up to now has been handled in the public eye, with details coming out in piecemeal fashion. “It’s really supposed to happen in the courtroom,” O’Mara said, deflecting questions about evidence in the case and his client’s mental state. Speaking earlier Thursday on NBC’s “Today” show, O’Mara said Zimmerman is stressed and very tired and hoping to get bail. Meanwhile, Martin’s raised eyebrows with comments on “Today” about the accidental nature of the case, but she clarified what she meant in another interview later in the day. Sybrina Fulton told The Associated Press that she was referring

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George Zimmerman, right, is shown standing next to a Seminole County Deputy during a court hearing Thursday in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of the 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. to the chance encounter between Zimmerman and her son. “Their meeting was the

accident,” Fulton said. “That was the accident. Not the actual act of him shooting him. That was murder …

They were never supposed to meet.” Zimmerman was charged after a public campaign to make an arrest in the Feb. 26 shooting, which has galvanized the nation for weeks. Some legal experts had expected Zimmerman to face a lesser count of manslaughter and say a prosecutor will face steep hurdles to win a murder conviction. The prosecutor and her team will have to prove that the 28-year-old Zimmerman intentionally went after Martin instead of shooting him in self-defense, to refute arguments that a Florida law empowered him to use deadly force. Legal experts said Corey chose a tough route with the murder charge, which could send Zimmerman to prison for life if he’s convicted, over manslaughter, which usually carries 15-year prison terms and covers reckless or negligent killings.

The prosecutors must prove Zimmerman’s shooting of Martin was rooted in hatred or ill will and counter his claims that he shot Martin to protect himself while patrolling his gated community in the Orlando suburb of Sanford. Zimmerman’s lawyers would only have to prove by a preponderance of evidence — a relatively low legal standard — that he acted in self-defense at a pretrial hearing to prevent the case from going to trial. There’s a “high likelihood it could be dismissed by the judge even before the jury gets to hear the case,” Florida defense attorney Richard Hornsby said. Corey announced the charges Wednesday after an extraordinary 45-day campaign for Zimmerman’s arrest, led by Martin’s parents and civil rights activists, including the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Toy grenade prompts NYC office building evacuation NEW YORK (AP) — A toy grenade was to blame for an evacuation Thursday at a building near ground zero, authorities said. The police bomb squad was called to 2 World Financial Center in lower Manhattan at midday when a security guard reported a package that seemed suspicious. Brookfield Properties, which runs the property, ordered an evacuation as a precaution. Employees in business suits filed calmly back into the building after the New York Police Department declared the situation all clear about 90 minutes later. Police said there was no threat, and no criminal investigation is taking place. The bomb squad determined the package was a fake explosive that looked like a 1940s-style pineapple grenade. It was mounted on a plaque that said “Complaint department: Take a number,” with a number attached to the pin. It was addressed to someone at one of

the financial institutions housed there and discovered by someone in the mail room. Several employees said an announcement came over the building loudspeakers telling them to evacuate as quickly as possible. Octavio Diaz was wearing a neon yellow backpack as he helped lead his coworkers out of the building to a nearby volleyball court, where they waited until the all-clear. “Stuff like this happens, so you’ve got to take it seriously,” he said. “We’re ready to go.” The building is near the World Trade Center site, where the Sept. 11 attacks killed nearly 3,000 people. A 1993 bombAP PHOTO ing there killed six people and injured In this Aug 3, 2011 file photo, Texas State Park police officer Thomas Bigham walks more than 1,000. The building evacuated Thursday across the cracked lake bed of O.C. Fisher Lake, in San Angelo, Texas. houses major financial institutions, including Merrill Lynch, Nomura Securities, Deloitte, Commerzbank and OppenheimerFunds Inc.

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Pakistani parliament approves proposals on ties with the U.S. ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s parliament approved new guidelines for the country’s troubled ties with the United States on Thursday, a decision that will likely pave the way for the reopening of supply lines to NATO troops in neighboring Afghanistan that have been blocked since November. The proposals call on the Pakistani government to allow the international coalition to resume transporting its supplies through the country, as well as demand an end to U.S. drone strikes on Pakistani soil. But the guidelines do not directly link the two issues or make a halt in strikes a prerequisite to reopening the supply lines. Pakistan’s parliament has in the past called for an end to the drone strikes, which

are a source of popular outrage in country and have fueled anti-Americanism. The U.S. has ignored Islamabad’s previous entreaties, and is unlikely to change its policy now. Islamabad closed the supply lines in November to protest U.S. airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on the Afghan border. The government called for a parliamentary vote into relations with the U.S. to give it political cover for reopening the routes. Opposition parties riding a wave of antiAmerican sentiment had rejected a previous set of guidelines, but voted with government lawmakers on Thursday to approve the new set, suggesting that all parties wanted to put the matter behind them. “We believe that the world has heard the voice of the people of Pakistan,” Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told parliament.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Susan Combs was growing up on her family’s West Texas ranch, conserving water was part of everyday life: If the windmill wasn’t turning and the storage tank at least half full, the household plumbing was turned off — even the toilets. In her political career, Combs has been urging Texans to save water for years, first as a lawmaker, then as agriculture commissioner and now as state comptroller. After the worst one-year drought in state history, people finally seem to be listening. Combs and other officials have reason to hope that lessons from the drought could change the state’s attitudes about water usage. And from Dallas to far-flung ranches and rice farms, they are trying to capitalize on the heightened awareness by adopting conservation plans that will ease the next crisis. “From a water-supply perspective, we are just not prepared,” Combs said. “If each town and city doesn’t come up with a successful water plan, the state will be worse off for it.” The drought that began more than a year ago is finally breaking in parts of Texas. Spring rains have turned the grass green, quenched thirsty trees and started to fill reservoirs. But state and local officials aren’t content to watch the parched landscape change color. They want to analyze the dry spell and assess what worked, what failed and what needs improvement. A few examples: — The mayors of Dallas and Fort Worth and suburban Arlington and Irving are asking their city councils to consider making permanent the twice-a-week maximum watering restrictions that have been in place for several months. “Conservation has to be a very, very big part of our longrange water preparations,” explained Yvonne Dupre, drought response coordinator for Dallas. — Nearly every legislative committee in the state House and Senate has been asked to review some aspect of the drought. At last month’s first meeting of the House Natural Resources Committee, Chairman Allan Ritter pleaded with participants: “Please do not forget how dry that it can get.” — San Antonio, which spent nearly $300,000 promoting water restrictions during the drought, concluded that the effort was so successful that the city now has a campaign reminding people of the risks of another potentially hot, dry summer. — The Lower Colorado River Authority, which manages two of the largest lakes that provide water to Austin and the surrounding area, has already submitted a proposed long-term plan that would significantly alter how it manages and distributes water. — The Texas Water Development Board is reviewing ways to create a set of guide-

From a water-supply perspective, we are jus not prepared. If each town and city doesn’t come up with a successful water plan, the state will be worse off for it. — Susan Combs

lines that would help communities determine when to restrict water usage. One obstacle looms over many of these efforts: The state can make elaborate plans for water needs, but it has no authority or tools to ensure the plans are actually implemented. Fifteen years ago, in the mid-1990s, Texas suffered a drought that plunged farmers and ranchers into bankruptcy and highlighted how unprepared cities were to deal with severe water shortages. As a result, the Legislature ordered the Water Development Board to plan regionally for the state’s water needs, slicing up Texas into several areas that would work together to prepare for the future. Since then, regional agencies have spent millions of dollars on three new water plans — one every five years — designed to address growing population, scarce water resources and future needs. “So now, we had another drought, and we had cities running out of water and that’s largely because the plan wasn’t implemented,” said Dan Hardin, director of the water resources planning division. Hardin worries that the state’s fiscal problems will prevent lawmakers from making meaningful improvements. In addition, the state’s utilities did not impose restrictions consistently. In some areas, one city restricted water usage, while a neighboring town did not. Houston, for example, had mandatory restrictions in place for months, while neighboring Sugar Land never implemented its drought-contingency plan. “You don’t see people reacting uniformly to an issue that hit Texas pretty uniformly,” said Laura Huffman, director of the Nature Conservancy in Texas. Farmers and ranchers are taking steps of their own. Many are drilling wells, realizing that in the next drought they will not be able to rely on surface water alone. In fact, so many farmers are drilling wells, conservation districts say they will have to stop permitting them at some point. At least one rice farmer, Ronald Gertson, is supplementing his income by selling well pipes because he’s not getting water from Austin-area reservoirs for his crops.


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Dear Annie: I have always had a rocky relationship with my older sister, "Nancy." She's lived with our parents her entire life, and even after she married, she convinced her husband to move in with them. Her marriage didn't last long. Nancy has always been a drama queen. At my wedding, she threw a tantrum about how horrible her life was because her little sister was getting married and she was single again. My parents made me apologize, as always, for something over which I had no control. Last year, my husband and I had our first child. Mutual friends told us Nancy is showing pictures of our son, claiming he's hers. She even has his photo, as her son, on her Facebook page. It isn't the first time. Nancy is a professional nanny and has told people her charges were her children. My husband thought that if we let her know she's important in our son's life, she'd stop, but she didn't. When I brought it up to my mother, she told me to let it go because Nancy is having a hard time with her job. Clients have been dropping her service because she's getting too pushy. We live six hours away, and Nancy insists we visit every other weekend. We argued, and now she won't talk to me. Nancy's roommate called last night to warn me that Nancy is looking to sue for visitation rights with my son. This is astonishing, and I worry that she has some issues that should be addressed, but I don't want this to create a bigger family problem. My mother is on Nancy's side, and my father won't talk about it. I'm about ready to cut ties with all three of them. — Bad Sheep Sister Dear Sister: Nancy sounds mentally ill, delusional and threatening. Under no circumstances should you let her near your son. She has no basis to sue for visitation, and in fact, you might consider an order of protection to keep her away. She desperately needs to be under the care of a psychiatrist. Dear Annie: I really love my two co-workers, but we are all in one room. Eight months ago, "Mary" began using a new medication to help her quit smoking. Unfortunately, the medication has now caused her to become rather flatulent. I'd understand if it happened once in a while, but it is becoming very repetitive. Mary always says, "I didn't know it was going to happen," but I think she's doing it on purpose because she thinks it's hilarious. My other co-worker laughs and actually encourages Mary. I'd spray air freshener, but I have a major sensitivity to the scent. When people walk into our office, they can smell the odor, and I worry they think it's me. How can I bring this to Mary's attention without causing any embarrassment or arguments? — Bombed in Kentucky Dear Kentucky: You might take Mary aside and, with great concern, say that her doctor might be able to put her on medication that doesn't have such unpleasant side effects. Meanwhile, there are air fresheners that have no discernible odor, and we recommend you purchase one and assiduously spray it whenever necessary. Dear Annie: You periodically run letters from disgruntled women whose husbands will not give them sex. What is wrong with these men? I am 81 and because of age no longer can perform, nor am I interested. That does not prevent me, twice a month, from satisfying my wife in other ways. Being willing to give rather than receive is my expression of love, and it provides an opportunity to be close. — Happy Husband in Oregon Dear Husband: This sage advice works for both sexes. Thank you. Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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Try to connect the dots on those towel spots Dear Heloise: I recently read in your column the problem Vickie (a reader) was having with towels that came out of the wash looking as if someone had spilled bleach on them. Well, I’ve had the same problem, too. Let me tell you what I found out. I went right back to the boutique from which I purchased my towels, taking the ruined samples with me, and the employees were not a bit surprised at what I had to show them. They said it happens all the time, and what I should have done is to wash the towels in

Hints from Heloise Columnist cold water before I used them to set the dye. I really wish there had been a big warning label on the towels telling me to do so. — Sylvia, via email Sylvia, I am so sorry you had this problem. It does seem to be a common one today, according to my readers.

Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do at home to “set” the dye on fabrics. Washing in cold water does “reduce” or prevent color bleeding, but will not set the dye. You might want to check for other causes, too, just to be on the safe side. Sometimes the bleach dispenser doesn’t empty all the way from a previous load. Or if you are using powder detergent, make sure it dissolves fully in the water before adding your towels or garments in. Don’t sprinkle powder detergent on wet fabrics, as it might cause spots.

Readers, input? Have you had the same problem? Let me know, and I’ll share. — Heloise PLASTIC PINCHER Dear Heloise: To easily open the plastic bags in the produce department without having to lick my finger (yuck), I walk over to where there is water sitting around the edge of the produce bins, get a little on my finger, then open the bags. — Jill from Folsom, Calif. You also can just rub the bag between your hands, and the opening will come apart. — Heloise


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MUTTS

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FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE BLONDIE

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HOROSCOPE Friday, April 13, 2012 If you aim high in the year ahead, it will give you some excellent chances to succeed big time. You’ll fare better shooting for the moon than setting your sights on a streetlight. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — You’re going to need some excellent reasons to get others to do things your way. They will be pretty much set in what they want to do and how they want to do it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Talking a good game plan and actually doing it may be two different stories. Perform first and boast later. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — It would be nice to be able to take what another says at face value when looking to make a purchase, but it wouldn’t be advisable. In all probability, you’d be making an expensive gamble. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — If you allow your emotions to overrule your logic, you will most likely be led astray — use your common sense. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Either you can’t take directions or you don’t understand them, but in any case you won’t be following anyone’s lead. Be careful, because it spells trouble. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Every once in a while, good things come our way without us expending too much effort. However, it isn’t one of those times. If you want something, you need to work for it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Keep a cool head should restrictive conditions be imposed upon you from the outside. If you maintain your composure, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to circumvent any obstacles. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Negative thinking always severely reduces our potential for success, so don’t indulge in it. Instead of filling your head with reasons why something can’t be done, try the opposite approach. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Someone who always asks more of others then he or she ever does in return may hit you up. If you comply, don’t expect any recompense. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Your potential for achieving success is fairly good, but, unfortunately, poor execution will make things difficult and most likely hinder your efforts. Try not to let that happen. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Although your imagination is quite keen, you are likely to use it in counterproductive ways. Avoid the tendency to act out of spite. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — When contemplating an investment in an area about which you know little, be sure to take plenty of time to investigate and evaluate its worth first. If you don’t, you could easily take a bath. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.

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Today

Tonight

Mostly sunny High: 64°

Mostly clear Low: 37°

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Saturday

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Chance of storms High: 70° Low: 50°

Monday

Chance of storms High: 75° Low: 56°

Tuesday

Chance of storms High: 72° Low: 55°

Chance of storms High: 66° Low: 55°

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Cleveland 55° | 35°

Toledo 65° | 36°

Sunrise Saturday 7:00 a.m. ........................... Sunset tonight 8:14 p.m. ........................... Moonrise today 2:44 a.m. ........................... Moonset today 1:03 p.m. ........................... New

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Storm dumps waist-high hail in Texas Motorists trapped in muddy drifts on roads DALLAS, Texas (AP) — trapped in their cars.” Maintenance crews worked The southbound lane of Thursday to clear roads the highway, which was after a storm dumped sev- shut down around 5 p.m. eral inches of hail on parts Wednesday, finally reof the Texas Panhandle, opened early Thursday trapping motorists in morning, shortly after midmuddy drifts that were night though water waist-to-shoulder high. remained on the road until The storm left so much around 5 a.m., said Paul hail in its wake that work- Braun, a Texas Department ers had to use snow plows of Transportation spokesto clear the piles from the man in Amarillo. road. Emergency crews also “It was crazy,” National got several swift-water resWeather Service cue calls as the road was Meteorologist Justyn flooded in low-lying areas, Jackson said about the she said. Rural fences and strange storm, which hit vehicles suffered hail damWednesday age but there afternoon. were no There The hail r e p o r t e d were just was “real injuries. piles of hail. Some small” but B r a u n of the cars were there was said work a lot of it in crews stayed just buried in hail a concenin roadside and people were t r a t e d d i t c h e s trapped in their area, accuThursday cars. mulating afternoon 2- to 4-feet diligently try— Maribel deep, he ing to break Martinez said. up the ice T h e jams and rural area debris that where the storm struck was had fused together and premainly ranch land, about vented drainage. 25 miles north of Amarillo “We’ve got five, 6-foot and south of Dumas. high icebergs along the Rainwater gushed across roadway,” Braun said. “If the parched land, washing we get another rainstorm dirt and then mud into the it will flood again.” hail, pushing it all onto U.S. But the National 287, Potter County Sheriff Weather Service said it’s Brian Thomas said. starting to clear up and “There were just piles of should be a sunny weekhail,” said Maribel end. Martinez with the “That’s a good thing Amarillo/Potter/Randall since it will take a few Office of Emergency days for that hail to melt,” Management. “Some of the said Andrew Moulton, an cars were just buried in NWS meteorologist in hail and people were Amarillo.

Portsmouth 69° | 34°

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REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday .............................60 at 3:09 p.m. Low Yesterday..............................32 at 3:51 a.m. Normal High .....................................................61 Normal Low ......................................................40 Record High ........................................87 in 1930 Record Low.........................................19 in 1940

Precipitation 24 hours ending at 5 p.m................................0.0 Month to date ...............................................trace Normal month to date ...................................1.56 Year to date ...................................................8.66 Normal year to date ......................................9.96 Snowfall yesterday ........................................0.00

TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Friday, April 13, the 104th day of 2012. There are 262 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 13, 1861, at the start of the Civil War, Fort Sumter in South Carolina fell to Confederate forces as the Union commander, Maj. Robert Anderson, agreed to surrender in the face of relentless bombardment. On this date: • In 1598, King Henry IV of France endorsed the Edict of Nantes, which granted rights to the Protestant Huguenots. (The edict

was abrogated in 1685 by King Louis XIV, who declared France entirely Catholic again.) • In 1742, Handel’s “Messiah” had its first public performance in Dublin, Ireland. • In 1743, the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, was born in Shadwell in the Virginia Colony. • In 1860, the Pony Express completed its inaugural run from St. Joseph, Mo. to Sacramento, Calif. in 10 days. • In 1912, the Royal Flying Corps, a predecessor of Britain’s

Royal Air Force, was created. • In 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first black performer in a leading role to win an Academy Award for “Lilies of the Field.” • In 1970, Apollo 13, four-fifths of the way to the moon, was crippled when a tank containing liquid oxygen burst. (The astronauts managed to return safely.) • Today’s Birthdays: Movie director Stanley Donen is 88. Actor Paul Sorvino is 73. Singer Al Green is 66. Actor Ron Perlman is 62. Actor William Sadler is 62. Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov is 49.

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LAURA, 3265 South State Route 721 (between Laura and Potsdam), Saturday only, 10am-? Nascar, household goods, antiques, costume jewelry, miscellaneous.

NEW BREMEN, 20th Annual Community Garage Sales, Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th. Listings are available for $1.00 on April 10th at Schwieterman's, Howell's IGA, Minster State Bank (New Bremen Branch), library. TROY, 2212A Shamrock Lane, Friday 5pm-8pm, Saturday 8am-11am. MOVING SALE. Seniors moving to assisted living offering large matching wood desk, triple book case and horizontal file cabinet. Casual dining set, buffet cabinet, computer desk, microwave and paper shredder.

TROY, 1642 Brook Park Road. Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm. Kids clothes, TV, Dishwasher, Trailer, Bunk Beds, Miscellaneous household items.

PIQUA, 829 Ash Street, Saturday only, 9am-5pm. Benefit to support the Don Miller Family of Piqua. (Don was recently in a horrific motorcycle accident and is still recovering.) Lots of household items, furniture, kid's & women's clothes. Food and beverages available. Cash donations will also be accepted. TROY, 1043 Dellwood, Friday and Saturday, 9am-4pm. Furniture, lots of dolls, childrens toys, high chair, knives, linens, tablecloths, precious moments, records, Christmas items, AB lounger, books, sewing machine with cabinet, baby clothes, lots and lots of misc. TROY, 1438 Michael Drive, April 13th & 14th, 8am-2pm. Moving! Various household items like day bed, X-Box, clothing, children's toys, ceramic dolls, luggage, crafts, etc. TROY 622 S Market Street. (American Legion Post 43.) Saturday 9-3. RAIN OR SHINE!!! Rummage Sale.

TROY 3190 Honeysuckle Dr. Thursday 9-4, Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-11. INSIDE SALE!!! Lift chair, potty and shower chairs, 14W clothing, recliners, bedroom set, table linens, curtains, end tables, candles, crystal stemware, pictures, decor decor decor!!!! TROY, 735 Bristol Road, Thursday thru Saturday (4/12-4/14) 9am-5pm PS2 games, die cast cars, DVD movies, antique steamer trunk with 3 drawers, chain saw, hundreds of books, lots of misc ✝❀✝❀✝❀✝❀✝❀✝❀✝❀✝❀✝ TROY, First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin, Friday April 13th, 9am-4pm, and Saturday April 14th, 9am-Noon. RUMMAGE SALE! Lots of clothing & household items. Sponsored by: The United Methodist Women. ✝❀✝❀✝❀✝❀✝❀✝❀✝❀✝❀✝

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200 - Employment

is seeking applicants who have experience working with your children, the ability to lift 40 pounds and reliable transportation to fill the following positions:

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

Troy Kids Learning Place: Family Advocate This 40 hour per week position requires an Associate’s Degree in Human Services or a related field, liability insurance, valid Ohio driver’s license and the ability to work a flexible schedule. Responsibilities include recruiting eligible families for program enrollment, working with families to ensure attendance per Head Start requirements, developing Family Partnership agreements and serving as child and family advocate with other service agencies. Wage scale is $11.66 to $12.59 with Associate’s Degree and $12.93 to $13.96 with Bachelor’s Degree. Preschool Teacher Assistant This 30-40 hour per week position requires a CDA or Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Wage scale is $8.66 to $9.35 with CDA $9.60 to $10.37 with Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree.

Piqua Kids Learning Place:

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We offer excellent benefits, Weekly/ Weekend home time and great pay.

OPEN INTERVIEWS Plastipak Packaging is a company of unlimited possibilities, providing packaging solutions through engaged hearts and minds.

Interviews will be held at the JC Family Life Center - 310 Davis St. Jackson Center, Ohio 45334

✥✦✥✦✥✦✥✦✥ GENERAL LABOR Employment Plus is taking applications now for a large company in Troy, OH. First and Second shift. No felanies. Must pass drug screen. Pay $9.00/hour. Interested applicants should apply at: Employment Plus 7089A Taylorsville Rd. Huber Heights, OH 45424 8:30-11:30am or 1:30-3:30PM BRING 2 FORMS OF I.D.

✥✦✥✦✥✦✥✦✥ Paint Striper Local striping company seeking an individual experienced in parking lot striping. To include layout and operating of airless paint stripers.

*Drug Free Workplace*

EOE

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supplier of seals, gaskets, adhesives, and sound insulation materials. We are seeking qualified applicants for the following positions.

Quality Manager. Responsible for planning, implementing our overall quality system. The ideal candidate must possess a Bachelors Degree or Five years of experience in Quality with a manufactureing environment background preferred. Must have experience in TS and ISO requirements.

Quality Technician. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in SPC, be familiar with QS9000 requirements, have the ability to use calipers, tape measures, and steel rules, and be knowledgeable of FMEAs, PQCTs, and the PPAP process.

overall production and shipping activities. Enforces safety regulations establishes work procedures to meet production schedules, recommends measures to improve production, shipping methods, equipment performance, and quality of product. Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers. Initiates to motivate workers to achieve work goals.

Interested candidates should submit a resume with the salary requirements to:

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RN, MDS-3 Nurse

DETAILER/ ENGINEER Degree Preferred Solid Edge or 3D Software Experience Autocad Mechanically Inclined PROJECT ENGINEER Experienced in project management supervise projects from concept to intervention to completion Associate or Bachelor Degree Strong Communication Skills Solid Edge - Auto Cad Experienced Send or email Resumes to:

SpringMeade HealthCenter is currently seeking an experienced RN, MDS-3 Nurse with excellent communication skills with facility directors, nursing and STNA staff, and most importantly our Residents. We Offer: • Medical/ Dental/ Vision Insurance • 401-K • Life Insurance If you want to work with the leader of quality long term care, please apply. SpringMeade HealthCenter 6 miles North of Dayton 4375 S County Rd 25-A Tipp City, Ohio 45371 937-667-7500 ✙●✙●✙●✙●✙●✙●✙●✙

IMS 700 Tower Drive PO Box 228 Fort Loramie, OH 45845

Food Service Supervisor Professional Opportunity

Attn: HR Manager PO Box 740 Piqua, OH 45356 Fax: 937-773-2089 Lee_Fearnley@oh.nitto.com

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Call 937-606-1123

Nitto Denko

EOE

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HR@ims-spi.com

with others. 2nd and 3rd shifts available.

7:00 am -Noon & 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

MANUAL AND CNC MACHINIST

MACHINE SHOP FOREMAN

Production-Assemblers & Machine Operators must be self motivated and work well

FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012

APPLY: 15 Industry Park Ct., Tipp City (937)667-6772

HELP WANTED

MAINTENANCE

entry, filing, creating & running reports. Other clerical duties as assigned.

7:00 am - Noon & 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

CDL Drivers: $11.50/HR

ELECTRICAN / ASSEMBLER

Data Entry Clerk responsibilities include data

TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 2012

LABOR: $9.50/HR

937-585-5919

Production Supervisor and Shipping Supervisor These positions are responsible for

Must have excellent work history. High School Diploma or GED Required

EOE

WELDER / PIPE FITTER

QC Inspector Responsibilities include ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS MACHINE OPERATORS QUALITY AUDITORS FORKLIFT DRIVERS

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*Drug Free Workplace*

We are family owned and operated for more than 20 years located in Quincy Ohio.

Nitto Denko Automotive is an automotive

Infant / Toddler Teacher Assistant 30-40 hours per week. Requires a CDA or Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Wage scale is $8.66 to $9.35 with CDA $11.66 to $12.59 with Associate’s Degree. School Age Teacher Assistant This 40 hour per week position requires an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Wage is $11.66 to $12.59. Preschool Teacher Assistant This 30-40 hour per week position requires a CDA or Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Wage scale is $8.66 to $9.35 with CDA $9.60 to $10.37 with Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree. To apply please visit our website at www.councilonruralservices.org or send cover letter and resume to wmoorman@councilonruralservices.org and indicate specific position and location of interest. 2274108

Needed ASAP, call Dave at: (937)875-0470 or email: david@ vegtechservices.com

experience.

BABYSITTER Needed, 2 children ages 8 & 9, for summer, 1st shift, call (937)718-3336

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UTILITY TREE WORKERS/ PESTICIDE APPLICATORS

Call 937-606-1123

• Class A CDL. • Clean MVR record. • 1-2 years of OTR

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that work .com

DRIVERS Schindewolf Express, Inc. Hiring Company Drivers and Owner Operators.

LOST: CAT, $250 reward! Silver stripped, short hair, white paws and neck, female. Indoor only, lives at soup kitchen, (937)451-1334.

AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-676-3836

877-844-8385 We Accept

Estimator/ Project Coordinator

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DIRECTORY

COVINGTON, 5225 Myers Rd. (corner St. Rt. 41 & Myers). Friday 9am-6pm. OVER 50 FAMILIES! Name brand children's clothing sizes newborn-16 & juniors, some adult. Baby & nursery items, toys and books. Lots of household misc items.

Troy Daily News

We are a growing community bank and have a professional opportunity for an experienced credit analyst. This position is responsible for assisting the VP of Commercial Lending in implementing the overall credit philosophy of the bank into action. This position works closely with our commercial loan department and is responsible for evaluating the financial condition of businesses and associated individuals applying for credit with the bank. To submit your resume and to review the complete job description and position requirements, please visit our website at www.MinsterBank.com and click on the Careers tab to view all job openings. Minster Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

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CAUTION Whether posting or responding to an advertisement, watch out for offers to pay more than the advertised price for the item. Scammers will send a check and ask the seller to wire the excess through Western Union (possibly for courier fees). The scammer's check is fake and eventually bounces and the seller loses the wired amount. While banks and Western Union branches are trained at spotting fake checks, these types of scams are growing increasingly sophisticated and fake checks often aren't caught for weeks. Funds wired through Western Union or MoneyGram are irretrievable and virtually untraceable. If you have questions regarding scams like these or others, please contact the Ohio Attorney General’s office at (800)282-0515.

Piqua Manor, a leader in health care, is seeking a highly skilled multi-talented Food Service Supervisor with management experience. This position will provide leadership to a dietary staff by directing and managing day-today operations and activities within the department. The duties will also include maintaining standards of sanitation and safety according to local, state and federal guidelines. Other duties include evaluation of staff, budget responsibilities and department goal setting. Applicant must be effective at working in a team environment and have abilities to use computer applications. One year’s experience in food service management required, HACCP/Serve Safe certification required, and dietary manager certification preferred. Successful candidate will receive a very competitive salary and benefit package which includes company matched 401K. If you want to join a winning team send your resume to:

Piqua Manor 1840 West High Street, Piqua Oh 45356 or fax to 937-773-4836.

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NOTICE Investigate in full before sending money as an advance fee. For further information, call or write:

Better Business Bureau 15 West Fourth St. Suite 300 Dayton, OH 45402 www.dayton.bbb.org 937.222.5825 This notice is provided as a public service by A newspaper group of Ohio Community Media

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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

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DEADLINES/CORRECTIONS:


To Advertise In The Classifieds That Work Call 877-844-8385 240 Healthcare

STNA's Needed Home Health Agency seeking STNA’s in Troy area. Experience preferred but will train the right person. Serious inquiries call High Point Home Health at 1-866-575-2477

260 Restaurant

Your local Burger King in Tipp City, Troy & Sidney has openings in Management positions GOT WHAT IT TAKES? Then email your resume to: hiring@lepsco.com or call: 937-335-0237 to set up an interview

280 Transportation DRIVERS WANTED

HOME DAILY, ACT FAST! • • • •

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

(866)475-3621

Ohio Driver Needed!

Home Weekends Regional Runs .40¢ -.45¢/Mile - ALL MILES Class A CDL + 1 year OTR experience Landair Transport 1(866)269-2119 www.landair.com

START A NEW CAREER WITH SPRINGMEADE HEALTHCENTER Join the top LTC Team in a traditional elegance in a country setting that offers the following positions: 1st & 2nd shift FT STNA's We offer: ~Medical/ Dental/ Vision Insurance ~401K ~Weekend Shift Differential Please stop by: SpringMeade HealthCenter 4375 South County Road 25A Tipp City, OH 45371

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For Rent

305 Apartment 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday 1,2 & 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS Troy ranches and townhomes. Different floor plans to choose from. Garages, fireplaces, appliances including washer and dryers. Corporate apartments available. Visit www.1troy.com Call us first! (937)335-5223 EVERS REALTY TROY, 2 bedroom townhomes, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, ca, w/d hook up, all appliances, $695 3 Bedroom double facing river $665 (937)216-5806 EversRealty.net 2 BEDROOM in Troy, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, no pets. $525. (937)573-7908

305 Apartment $595, PIQUA'S Finest, all brick, 2 bedroom apartment, attached garage, appliances, CA, (937)492-7351 COVINGTON 2 bedroom townhouse, $495. No Pets. (937)698-4599, (937)572-9297.

305 Apartment

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

PIQUA, 1 bedroom, upper, new carpet, utilities paid, 212 South Main, $465 month /deposit. (937)657-8419

PIQUA, 1315 Camaro Court. 2 bedroom with garage, new carpeting, appliances. $550. Available now. (937)570-3288

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-39 The Huntington National Bank vs. Patricia A. Covey Foster, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 16, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Union, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: L32-055550 Also known as: 3589 South Shiloh Road, Laura, Ohio 45337 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Forty Nine Thousand and 00/100 ($149,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Georg J. Annos, Attorney 4/13, 4/20, 4/27-2012 2275084

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-19 Bank of America, N.A. vs. James A. Noffsinger, II, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 16, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Village of Potsdam, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: L38-000570 Also known as: 11 West Cross Street, Potsdam, Ohio 45361 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Fifty Thousand and 00/100 ($50,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Colette S. Carr, Attorney 4/13, 4/20, 4/27-2012

Troy Daily News • Classifieds That Work • Friday, April 13, 2012 • 13 305 Apartment

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PIQUA, 1817 West Parkway, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, stove furnished, CA, nonsmoking, no pets, $525 month + $525 deposit, (937)441-3921.

TROY, Westbrook, 1/2 double, 3 bedroom. $650 month plus deposit. 1 year lease no pets, non smoking, (513)478-9913

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-104 Bank of America, N.A. vs. Johnny P. Newman, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 16, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Union, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: L32-034800 and L32-034810 Also known as: 10254 West State Route 571, Ludlow Falls, Ohio 45339 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Thirty Thousand and 00/100 ($130,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. George J. Annos, Attorney 4/13, 4/20, 4/27-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 10-961 JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. vs. Jennifer L. Weimer, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 16, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Union, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: L32-015125 Prior Deed Reference: Volume No. 649, Page 491 Also known as: 6445 South Karns Road, West Milton, Ohio 45383 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Seventy Three Thousand and 00/100 ($73,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Ellen L. Fornash, Attorney 4/13, 4/20, 4/27-2012 2275104

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-557 United States of America, acting through the Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture vs. Perfecto Valverde, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 16, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Village of Covington, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: H19-011740 Also known as: 319 Adams Street, Covington, Ohio 45318 All taxes and assessments that appear on the Tax Duplicate filed with the Miami County Treasurer will be deducted from proceeds from the sale. This includes taxes and assessments for all prior years yet unpaid and delinquent tax amounts. The successful bidder will be responsible for any subsequent taxes or assessments that appear on said tax duplicate after the date of the sale of property. A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Start at Minimum Bid Thirty Thousand Three Hundred ($30,300.00) Dollars and 10.5% of winning bid at time of sale. Balance within 30 days of conformation. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Stephen D. Miles, Attorney 4/13, 4/20, 4/27-2012 2275124

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-722 GMAC Mortgage, LLC vs. Keith A. Kerentsew, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 16, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-056256 Also known as: 1329 Vicksburg Court, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Ninety Thousand and 00/100 ($90,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. David W. Cliffe, Attorney 4/13, 4/20, 4/27-2012

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Notice of Auction The following are delinquent in their rent to Keepsaf Self Storage at 3455 S. Co. Rd. 25-A, Troy, OH 45373 and will be sold at public sale, Friday, April 20, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. This advertisement is published pursuant revised code section 5322-03. McFarland, Rebecca; 303 W. Ross Rd., Troy, OH 45373: Miscellaneous Toys and Household Items. Knoop, John; 785 Comanche Dr. Apt G, Tipp City, OH 45371: Port. Radio, VHS Tapes, Mirror, and Miscellaneous Items. Wolf, Rebecca Ann; 1179 S. Main St., West Milton, OH 45383: Totes, Games, Bowling Ball, Crutches, and Miscellaneous Items. Ritchie,Tabatha; 5820 Bradley Dr., Tipp City, OH 45371: Mattress and Box, Entertainment Center, Toys, Stuffed Animals, and Miscellaneous Items. Boggs, Derek; 21 ½ S. Plum St., Troy, OH 45373: Air Hockey Table, Bed, Drill, Speaker Box, and Miscellaneous Items. Quillen, Brandon; 760 Comanche Ln. Apt 2, Tipp City, OH 45371: Fishing Rods, Chair, Washer, Speaker, Amplifier, Lamp, and Miscellaneous Items. Warner, Luke; 217 N. Fourth St., Tipp City, OH 45371: Skateboard, Carpet Cleaner, Console Drums, Floor Lamps, Knives, and Miscellaneous Items. Bevington,Teri; 529 N. Third St. A, Tipp City, OH 45371: Sewing Machine, Kids Chairs, Chest, and Miscellaneous Items. Scott, Stacey; 929 S. Walnut St., Troy, OH 45373: Love Seat, Table, Chairs, Sled, Tin Toys, Tool Boxes, and Miscellaneous Items. Collins, Frank; 1419 E. Market St. Apt D, Germantown, OH 45329: Yard Tools, Dryer, Freezer, Dolly, Vacuum, Chairs, Ladder, and Miscellaneous Items. Mays, Robert; 85 Brookhill Woods Ln., Tipp City, OH 45371: Tool Box, Couch, Wicker Chair, and Miscellaneous Items. Haines, Diana; First St. Lot 2, Troy, OH 45373: Singer Sewing Machine, Christmas Décor, Antique Toys, and Miscellaneous Items. Haines, Diana; First St. Lot 2, Troy, OH 45373: Glass Table, Floor Lamp, Basket, Christmas Tree, and Miscellaneous Items. Waites, Dustin; 404 Ohio Ave., Troy, OH 45373: Above Ground Pool, Tool Box, Chairs, and Miscellaneous Items. 4/5, 4/13-2012 2272839

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We remember those who have passed away and are especially dear to us. On Monday, May 28, 2012 we will publish a special section devoted to those who are gone, but not forgotten. Verse Selections: 1.

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-98 Bank of America, N.A. vs. Robert L. Heidenreich, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 16, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Monroe, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: G14-001432 Also known as: 3270 Honeysuckle Drive, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Forty Thousand and 00/100 ($140,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. George J. Annos, Attorney 4/13, 4/20, 4/27-2012

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-724 Bank of America, N.A. vs. Heirs of William R. L. Abshire, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 16, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, towit: Situated in the Village of Ludlow Falls, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: L37-000540 and L37-000550 Prior Deed Reference: 776 / 253, 686 / 651, 488 / 111, 479 / 351 Also known as: 115 Vine Street, Ludlow Falls, Ohio 45339 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Four Thousand and 00/100 ($44,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Christopher J. Mantica, Attorney 4/13, 4/20, 4/27-2012

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925 Legal Notices

In our hearts your memory lingers, sweetly tender, fond and true. Name of Deceased:____________________ There is not a day, dear Mother/Father, that we do not think of you. Date of Birth:_________________________ Thank you for loving and sharing, Date of Passing:_______________________ for giving and for caring. God bless you and keep you, Number of verse selected :______________ until we meet again. Or write your own (20 words or less):______ Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. ____________________________________ You are loved beyond words ____________________________________ and missed beyond measure. Those we love we never lose, ____________________________________ for always they will be, Closing Message: (Example: Always in our loved remembered, treasured, always in our memory. hearts, Sue & Family):__________________ It broke our hearts to lose you, ____________________________________ but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, Name of person submitting form:__________ the day God called you home. ____________________________________ My heart still aches in sadness, my silent tears still flow. Phone Number:________________________ For what it meant to lose you, Address:_____________________________ no one will ever know. Memory is a lovely lane, City, State and Zip Code:________________ where hearts are ever true. ____________________________________ A lane I so often travel down, because it leads to you. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Am. Ex. Number: Oh how we wish he/she was here today, ____________________________________ to see all the blessings we have. Expiration Date:_______________________ Yet somehow you know that he/she is guiding us on our paths. Signature:____________________________ Tenderly we treasure the past with memories that will always last. Remembering you on this day, comforted by so many memories. In the hearts of those who loved you, you will always be there. If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. . Loved always, sadly missed. To remember your loved one in this Forever remembered, forever missed. special way, submit a photo, this form Suffer little children to come unto me.

Only $15.75

and payment to:

Troy Daily News

or Attn: In Loving Memory 224 S. Market St. Troy, OH 45313

John Doe

September 19, 1917 thru March 7, 2006 The memory of you will always be in our hearts!

Piqua Daily Call Attn: In Loving Memory 310 Spring St. Piqua, OH 45356

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 10-1045 Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. vs. Miller Bros. Excavating, Inc., et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 9, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Tipp City, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: G15-024152 Also known as: 505 Burnside Drive, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Nine Thousand and 00/100 ($69,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. C. George Schmidt, Attorney 4/6, 4/13, 4/20-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 10-1045 Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. vs. Miller Bros. Excavating, Inc., et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 9, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Tipp City, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: G15-024180 Also known as: 490 Burnside Drive, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Nine Thousand and 00/100 ($69,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. C. George Schmidt, Attorney 4/6, 4/13, 4/20-2012

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-21 Flagstar Bank, FSB vs. Michael M. Farnsley, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 9, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Huber Heights, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: P48-000885 Also known as: 9112 Jasmine Drive, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Fifty Three Thousand and 00/100 ($153,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. George J. Annos, Attorney 4/6, 4/13, 4/20-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-18 Bank of America, N.A. vs. Paul M. Boston, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 9, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-052300 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 0762, Page 652 on July 1, 2005 Also known as: 1096 Colonial Drive, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Seventy Five Thousand and 00/100 ($75,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Peter L. Mehler, Attorney 4/6, 4/13, 4/20-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-594 The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of The CWABS, Inc., Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2006-13 vs. Johnnie Valentine aka Johnnie K. Valentine, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 9, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, towit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-057316 Also known as: 1324 East Main Street, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Eighty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($85,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Robert R. Hoose, Attorney 4/6, 4/13, 4/20-2012

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 09-1142 U.S. Bank, National Association, as Trustee for J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Trust 2006-HE2, Asset Backed Pass Through Certificates, Series 2006-HE2 vs. Jared K. Reviea, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 9, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-032420 Also known as: 1138 Scott Street, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Seventy Thousand and 00/100 ($70,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Charles R. Janes, Attorney 4/6, 4/13, 4/20-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-777 U.S. Bank, NA vs. Paul D. McClure, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 2, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Village of Ludlow Falls, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: L37-000520 Prior Deed Reference: Deed Book 777, Page 462 Also known as: 111 Vine Street, Ludlow Falls, Ohio 45339 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($65,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Lori N. Wight, Attorney 3/30, 4/6, 4/13-2012

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-049 Household Realty Corporation vs. Thomas W. Stevic, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 2, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Tipp City, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: G15-016620 Prior Deed Reference: 670, Page 393 Also known as: 542 Barbara Drive, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Eighty Seven Thousand and 00/100 ($87,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Ellen L. Fornash, Attorney 3/30, 4/6, 4/13-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-772 Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation vs. Christopher A. Pickrell, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 2, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Tipp City, County of Miami and State of Ohio Parcel Number: G15-019451 Prior Deed Reference: Volume No. 686, Page 279 Also known as: 46 Spruce Court, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Sixty Two Thousand and 00/100 ($162,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Kelly M. McKoy, Attorney 3/30, 4/6, 4/13-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-443 Nationstar Mortgage LLC vs. Theodore W. Weaver, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 2, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Tipp City, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: G15-020970 Also known as: 3845 Cassandra Drive, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Forty Four Thousand and 00/100 ($144,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Andrew C. Clark, Attorney 3/30, 4/6, 4/13-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-871 JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. vs. Merle Dawson, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 2, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-016460 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 752, Page 761 on September 1, 2004 Also known as: 924 Jefferson Street, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Fifty Seven Thousand and 00/100 ($57,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Peter L. Mehler, Attorney 3/30, 4/6, 4/13-2012

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-852 Quality Properties Asset Management Company vs. Cascades KR, LLC, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 2, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-105210 Prior Deed Reference: D.B. 769, Page 898 Also known as: 751 West Market Street, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Fifty Thousand and 00/100 ($150,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Paul E. Perry, Attorney 3/30, 4/6, 4/13-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-032 The Huntington National Bank vs. Jon L. Gebbie, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 2, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, towit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-017850 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 741, Page 660 on September 12, 2003 Also known as: 922 East Canal Street, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Eight Thousand and 00/100 ($68,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Ronald J. Chernek, Attorney 3/30, 4/6, 4/13-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-335 U.S. Bank, NA vs. Theodore S. Ratcliff, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 2, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Union, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: L35-000721 Also known as: 4140 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Fifty Thousand and 00/100 ($50,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Kriss D. Felty, Attorney 3/30, 4/6, 4/13-2012

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• HOLE-IN-ONE: Marc Taylor hit a hole-in-one on hole No. 15 at Homestead Golf Course. The ace came on the 142-yard hole using an 8iron. • FOOTBALL: The Troy Football Alumni Association is holding a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament at 5 p.m. April 28 at the St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 409 E. Main Street in Troy. Registration begins at 4 p.m the day of the event. There is a maximum of 200 players. Participants may pre-register by sending a request to brad8rohlfs@yahoo.com. There is a $50 entry fee. There will be a payout to the top 10 finishers, free snacks, raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purcahse. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Troy Football Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Checks and money orders may be mailed to Troy Football Alumni Association, P.O. Box 824, Troy OH 45373. • GOLF: The Ladies 18-hole Golf League at Miami Shores Golf Course is having its opening meeting at 9 a.m. April 24 at Miami Shores. Everyone is invited. For more information, call the golf course. • GOLF: The Ladies 9-hole Golf League at Miami Shores Golf Course is having its opening meeting at 11 a.m. April 24 at Miami Shores. Everyone is invited. For more information, call Gail at (937) 332-7467.

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YELLOW SPRINGS — Michael Seagraves added another Troy Christian High School record to his collection. Seagraves became the winningest pitcher in the Eagles history, winning for the 18th time in his career in a 24-2 rout at Yellow Springs in Metro Buckeye Conference play Thursday. “I’m proud of him. He set another school record today,”

Troy Christian coach Bill Campbell said. “He now has the most wins in a career at Troy Christian.” The Eagles (9-2, 4-0), meanwhile, feasted on Bulldog pitching. David Diltz was 3 for 4 with a home run, Alec Patterson tripled and homered and Seth Manuel was 4 for 5 with a triple, provid-

ing the biggest punch at the plate. Seagraves — whose record is now 5-0 on the season — was 2 for 3 with two doubles, Daniel McGillivary was 2 for 4 with two doubles and Nathan Kirkpatrick doubled. Troy Christian travels to Lehman Monday. TC ...................390 (12)0 — 24 17 1 YS ............................101 00 — 2 3 8 Seagraves and Manuel. Pence and Scarfin. WP — Seagraves. LP — Pence. 2B — Kirkpatrick (T), Seagraves 2 (T), McGillivary 2 (T). 3B — Patterson (T).

SATURDAY Baseball Tippecanoe/CJ at Northmont (12:30 p.m.) Miami East at Greenon (11 a.m.) Catholic Central at Bethel (noon) Newton at Dixie (DH) (11 a.m.) Riverside at Covington (at Fifth Third Field) (7 p.m.) Piqua at Marion Local (DH) (11 a.m.) Bradford/Ben Logan at Mechanicsburg (11 a.m.) Lehman at Russia (DH) (1 p.m.) Softball Franklin Monroe at Troy (TBA) Tippecanoe, Milton-Union, Newton, Covington, Piqua at Strike Out Cancer Classic (at Kyle Park) (1 and 3 p.m.) Miami East at Miamisburg (DH) (1 p.m.) Bradford at Russia (DH) (noon) Lima Central at Lehman (11 a.m.) Tennis Milton-Union, Lehman at Schroeder Invite (TBA) Track and Field Troy, Tippecanoe, Piqua at Butler Invite (11 a.m.)

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Bullpen costs Reds in 3-2 loss Dusty Baker didn’t like his options. Two of the Cincinnati Reds manager’s top relievers were unavailable, and he didn’t want to use his closer in a tied game. So Baker chose Alfredo Simon, and the move failed. Simon hit Ryan Zimmerman with a pitch to start the 10th inning and three batters later, threw a wild pitch that allowed Zimmerman to score the winning run. See Page 18.

Dragons Lair SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Dayton fell for the fifth straight game Thursday night, as South Bend snapped a scoreless tie in the 10th inning to grab a 1-0 victory on a basesloaded single.

Miami East 8, Covington 0 CASSTOWN — After a frigid loss at Bethel on Tuesday, the Miami East Vikings warmed back up Thursday, bouncing back with an 8-0 Cross County Conference victory at home over Covington. Luke Clark struck out nine, walked two and only gave up one

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SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY Baseball Troy at Beavercreek (5 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Ben Logan (at Fifth Third Field) (4:30 p.m.) Tri-County North at Bethel (5 p.m.) Bradford at Newton (5 p.m.) National Trail at Covington (5 p.m.) Piqua at Xenia (5 p.m.) Ridgemont at Lehman (5 p.m.) Softball Troy at Beavercreek (5 p.m.) Tippecanoe, Milton-Union, Newton, Covington, Piqua at Strike Out Cancer Classic (at Kyle Park) (6 and 8 p.m.) Tri-County North at Bethel (5 p.m.) Ridgemont at Lehman (5 p.m.) Tennis Tippecanoe at Fenwick (4:30 p.m.) Track and Field Miami East, Bradford at Graham Invite (4:30 p.m.) Bethel, Covington at Fred Durkle Invite (4:30 p.m.)

HR — Patterson (T), Diltz (T). Records: Troy Christian 9-2, 4-0.

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Covington’s Jessie Shilt tags out Miami East’s Jeni Accurso trying to stretch a single into a double Thursday at Miami East.

Buccs rally, 8-4 Schaffer’s shot turns team’s fortune around

MIAMI COUNTY Tippecanoe 5, Tecumseh 0 NEW CARLISLE — Tippecanoe finished off round one through the Central Buckeye Conference perfect Thursday, blanking Tecumseh 5-0 to improve to 8-0 and stand alone atop the league. At first singles, Sam Bollinger won 6-0, 6-0. At second singles, Michael Keller won 6-2, 6-0. At third singles, Jacob Belcher won 6-1, 6-1. At first doubles, Blake Sowry and Joe Coughlin won 6-1, 6-1. At second doubles, Nick Denuzzo and Tyler Heinl won 6-2, 6-0. Tippecanoe (9-0) puts its unbeaten overall record on the line today, traveling to Fenwick. Milton-Union 5, Northridge 0 DAYTON — Following up a 50 Southwestern Buckeye League sweep of Northridge Tuesday, the Milton-Union Bulldogs traveled to Greenville and blanked the Green Wave 5-0, improving to 6-1 on the season. At first singles, MiltonUnion’s Matt Brumbaugh defeated Derek Lockhart 6-0, 6-0. At second singles, Beau Smedley defeated Yannic Koelling 6-2, 6-1. At third singles, Marshall Winterbotham defeated Chase Strawser 6-0, 6-0. At first doubles, Kenton Dickison and Jack Blevins

BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor jbrown@tdnpublishing.com Through five innings, Miami East was in charge. Covington’s Connor Schaffer changed all that with one swing. Schaffer’s two-run blast in the top of the sixth gave Covington first lead of the game at 3-2 — but, more importantly, it energized the Buccaneers’ bats and got the Vikings reeling, and the Buccs tacked on five insurance runs in the top of the seventh and held on for a key 84 atop the Cross County Conference Thursday at Miami East.

CASSTOWN The win made the Buccs 10-0 on the season — and 3-0 in the CCC. Two years ago, the Buccs lost to the Vikings, which ended up deciding the league title, and last year it was Newton knocking off Covington for the crown. “It seems like it’s a Kadel that’s beating me every year,” Covington coach Dean Denlinger — who is friends with both Miami East coach Brian Kadel and his father, Newton coach Kirk Kadel — said with a

TROY — Troy completed its run of four wins in four days on Thursday, sweeping Xenia convincingly 5-0 at Troy High School in Greater Western Ohio Conference crossover play. At first singles, Troy’s Luke Oaks defeated Elijah Slasnor 6-0, 6-0. At second singles, Reid Wynkoop defeated Alex Mardis 6-0, 6-0. At third singles, Sean Cothran defeated Chris Jones 60, 6-0. At first doubles, Ian Stutz and Ben Thompson defeated Evan Harrison and Nizle Harrick 6-1, 6-1. At second doubles, Matt Alexander and Greg Joseph defeated Clay Kehl and Jason Wisecup 6-1, 6-1. Troy, now 7-2, is at CincinnatI Anderson Monday for OTCA Tournament.

Miami East’s Madison Linn catches a pop fly as teammate Kristy

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The Ohio High School Athletic Association will be adding a seventh tournament division in football beginning in 2013, Commissioner Daniel B. Ross has announced. The addition of a seventh division was approved by the OHSAA’s Board of Directors by a 6 to 3 vote during its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday. The plan will place the top 10 percent of schools based on enroll-

ment in Division I, with the remaining 644 schools divided evenly among the next six divisions. This will leave 72 schools in Division I with the other six divisions averaging approximately 108 schools. Each of the seven divisions will continue to qualify 32 teams to the tournament. Currently, the six OHSAA football divisions are comprised of an aver-

age of 120 schools per division. The plan for adopting an additional division was in response to a concern by some OHSAA member schools about the enrollment disparity that exists in Division I, where the current range is 494 males at the lower end of the division to 1,164 at the top. Based on current enrollment data, the lower end of Division I would increase to 600 males. Committee meetings were held to address the issue and the recommendation to add a sev-

enth division came from the committee. “Adding a seventh division not only helps address the enrollment disparity in Division I, but it also will create 32 more tournament opportunities for student-athletes, their schools and their communities, many of which have never or rarely experienced the playoffs,” Ross said. “The committee members believe that this is an issue

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Petrino apologizes to AD … via text message FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino was apologetic in text messages sent to a series of athletic department employees, including athletic director Jeff Long, following the revelation of his affair and the presence of his former mistress during the April 1 motorcycle accident that led to his downfall. The content of Petrino’s text messages still available on his phone were obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom of

Information Act request Thursday night. In the messages, Petrino tells Long he appreciated how he handled the April 5 news conference in which Long placed Petrino on paid leave. “Jeff I appreciate how you handled last night,” Petrino texted. “Let me know if we need to get together again. I’m at your disposal and will do whatever it takes to keep you in my camp and remain your coach.” Long, who had been con-

cerned about Petrino’s health following the motorcycle accident, texted back: “Thanks Bobby, I am working through the process. Jeff.” . Petrino was fired Tuesday for failing to disclose his relationship with Jessica Dorrell, whom he hired last month without disclosing his relationship with her or the fact he had once paid her $20,000 for reasons that have not been disclosed. Petrino’s available texts, which don’t include any that might

have been deleted, don’t include any with Dorrell. However, they do include show that Petrino was concerned about his job. On April 6, the day after he was put on leave, Petrino asks assistant athletic director Chris Wyrick: “Is the mood to fire me or to keep me???” Wyrick’s response was, “I can’t honestly speak to (Long’s) pulse on that, but my gut is he wants it to work. You have done the job and most feel like you are

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due a mulligan.” The following day, Petrino texted Long once again. The 51-year-old coach was still on leave at that point, which was the day following an Arkansas scrimmage at spring practice. “Hey Jeff, I’m just sitting around wondering what I should be doing??,” Petrino texted. “I just want you to no (sic) how sorry I am that this all happened!!” That was the last text available on Petrino’s phone. He was fired three

days later. Prior to Petrino’s April 5 revelation to Long that the 25-year-old Dorrell had been a passenger during the motorcycle crash, Long showed repeated concern for Petrino’s condition following the accident. Long texted Petrino twice the night of his accident and again the following morning. “Bobby respect your privacy but would like to hear from you,” Long texted on the morning of April 2. “Let me know how you are. Jeff.”

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Out of options Reds’ empty bullpen costly in loss to Nats WASHINGTON (AP) — Dusty Baker didn’t like his options. Two of the Cincinnati Reds manager’s top relievers were unavailable, and he didn’t want to use his closer in a tied game. So Baker chose Alfredo Simon, and the move failed. Simon hit Ryan Zimmerman with a pitch to start the 10th inning and three batters later, threw a wild pitch that allowed Zimmerman to score the winning run. The Cincinnati Reds’ 32 loss to the Nationals on Thursday was disheartening to Baker, who bemoaned his lack of bullpen options. “That was a tough way to lose a game. We were in a tough spot there,” Baker said. Aroldis Chapman worked two innings on Wednesday, and Logan Ondrusek already pitched in five of Cincinnati’s first six games. So Baker wasn’t going to use either of them. If the Reds had gone ahead in the ninth or 10th, Baker would have turned to closer Sean Marshall. Instead, he went with Simon, who was waived by Baltimore on March 30. After Simon (0-1) hit Zimmerman, he retired Adam LaRoche on a foul pop and allowed a single to Jayson Werth. Both runners moved up on Xavier Nady’s infield out. With an 0-1 count on Roger Bernadina, Simon threw a split-finger fastball in the dirt, and Zimmerman slid under the tag after catcher Devin Mesoraco collected the ball and threw to Simon. “I just tried to throw the ball down. It got away. Nothing we can do,” Simon said. It was his second wild pitch in 3 1-3 innings, matching the number he threw last year in 115 2-3 innings with the Orioles. “I think I got bad luck,” Simon said. Craig Stammen (1-0) struck out the side in the 10th for the win.

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Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins leaps after forcing out Miami Marlins’ Jose Reyes at second base on a fielder’s choice by Emilio Bonifacio in the sixth inning Thursday in Philadelphia.

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Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Alfredo Simon (31) watches as Washington Nationals’ Roger Bernadina (2) cheers for Ryan Zimmerman (11) as he scores the winning run during the tenth inning on Thursday in Washington. The Nationals won 3-2. Washington took a 2-0 lead into the ninth, but Brad Lidge blew the save chance. Lidge is sharing closer duties for Washington with Henry Rodriguez because Drew Storen had surgery Wednesday and will be out for months. With one out, Lidge walked Joey Votto, then gave up Scott Rolen’s double and intentionally walked Jay Bruce to load the bases. The free pass didn’t work though, because Ryan Ludwick hit a two-run single past Zimmerman. “We were one hit away from possibly winning that game,” Baker said. Washington loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth but failed to score because Danny Espinosa grounded into a double play. Earlier, it looked as if Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez would get his first win for his new team, which acquired him from Oakland for four prospects over the winter.

Gonzalez threw seven innings of two-hit ball, and fill-in cleanup hitter LaRoche delivered a tworun, bases-loaded single in the fifth to put Washington ahead. Gonzalez gave up a pair of doubles to Bruce in the second, and Mesoraco in the fifth and that was it, before leaving to a partial standing ovation and a handshake from manager Davey Johnson. Gonzalez didn’t walk a batter. He even added his first major league hit, for good measure, a blooper of a single to left off Mat Latos with one out in the fifth, then rolled his neck, smiled broadly and chuckled a bit while standing on the bag at first. Ian Desmond followed with a single, and Latos walked Espinosa to load the bases for Zimmerman, who signed a new contract during spring training that ties him to the Nationals through at least 2019. Zimmerman grounded to shortstop Zack Cozart, who threw home for the force-

out. LaRoche, the first baseman who played in only 43 games last season because of shoulder problems, was up next and he came through. Hitting fourth in the lineup in place of the injured Michael Morse, LaRoche bounced a single through the middle to put the hosts ahead. Latos went five innings, giving up two runs, five hits and three walks. It was much better than his less-than-five-inning first outing for the Reds, who got him from San Diego in a trade. Cincinnati, still without injured second baseman Brandon Phillips, has scored eight runs in its past four games. NOTES: Phillips sat out a third consecutive game because of a left hamstring injury. Baker doesn’t expect Phillips to play before Sunday. … On Friday night, the Nationals will start RHP Jordan Zimmermann against Reds RHP Bronson Arroyo.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shane Victorino and Ty Wigginton homered, Joe Blanton pitched seven strong innings and Philadelphia beat Miami 31 in the Marlins’ second game without suspended manager Ozzie Guillen. Blanton (1-1) allowed three hits and a run in his first start following an injury-plagued season. Blanton had two lengthy stints on the disabled list and pitched in only 11 games in 2011, the lowest for a full season in his career. The Marlins lost their second straight game without Guillen. He was suspended five games by the Marlins on Tuesday for saying he admired Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Giants 4, Rockies 2 DENVER — No win for the ages. Or, for that matter, the aged. Madison Bumgarner took a no-hit bid into the sixth and scattered four hits over 7 1-3 innings in the San Francisco Giants’ 4-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. At 49, Moyer failed in his second attempt to become the oldest pitcher to win a major league game. Cubs 8, Brewers 0 CHICAGO — Matt Garza pitched three-hit ball for 8 2-3 innings, and the Cubs roughed up Zack Greinke to avoid a four-

game sweep. Garza (1-0) struck out nine and walked two as the Cubs improved to 2-5. He induced Cesar Izturis to hit into an inning-ending double play in the second, starting a stretch in which he retired 16 of 17 batters. • American League Tigers 7, Rays 2 DETROIT — Brennan Boesch drove in four runs on his 27th birthday Friday, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 7-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays for their fifth win in six games to start the season. Drew Smyly gave up a run in four-plus innings in his major league debut. Despite having the American League’s best record, Tigers starters have not earned a win. Rangers 5, Mariners 3 ARLINGTON, Texas — Michael Young hit a tworun homer and had four RBIs to back Derek Holland, leading the Rangers over Seattle. Twins 10, Angels 9 MINNEAPOLIS — Justin Morneau hit a tworun, tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and Minnesota rallied from six runs down to beat the Angels. Joe Mauer went deep, too, hitting a three-run shot off Dan Haren in the fifth that cut into a 6-0 lead the Angels built against Francisco Liriano.

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Kelly leads Bruins to OT win BOSTON (AP) — Chris Kelly scored on a long slap shot 1:18 into overtime and the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 1-0 Thursday night in the opener of their first-round playoff series. Braden Holtby made 29 saves for the Capitals. Tim Thomas stopped all 17 shots he faced for Boston. The game was physical and scoreless until Thomas turned back a Washington attack early in the extra period. Brian Rolston dropped it for Benoit Pouliot to clear the zone and he pushed it up to AP PHOTO Kelly, who slapped it over Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) col- Holtby’s glove for the lides with Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis game-winner. Seidenberg (44) during the second period of Game 1 of The reigning Vezina and an NHL first-round playoff series in Boston Thursday. Conn Smythe Trophy-win-

ner, Thomas had an easy game for much of the night, including a middle period in which Washington managed just two shots on goal. Instead, the goaltending star was Holtby, a thirdstringer making his playoff debut because Tomas Vokoun and Michal Neuvirth were injured. But he kept Washington in the game while the Bruins peppered him with shots. Rangers 4, Senators 2 NEW YORK — The biggest moment of the New York Rangers’ postseasonopening win came when play was stopped, and the top-seeded team in the Eastern Conference tried to catch its breath at the bench. The Rangers were nursing a one-goal lead in the second period, but the

Ottawa Senators were all over them. Coach John Tortorella used his lone timeout, and shifted momentum completely. Marian Gaborik and Brian Boyle scored minutes apart shortly after, and the Rangers rolled to a 4-2 victory over the Senators on Thursday night. “We wanted to stop slapping the puck around,” Tortorella said. “We kept smacking it back to them.” The Rangers, the No. 1 seed in the East for the first time since they won the Stanley Cup in 1994, shook off their 1-2-1 regular-season mark against the Senators and easily dispatched them in Game 1. Ryan Callahan scored in the first period, Gaborik

and Boyle pushed the lead to 3-0, and Brad Richards added a goal in the third for the Rangers. New York will host the No. 8 Senators again on Saturday night before the best-of-seven series shifts to Ottawa for Games 3 and 4. “That is the way we have to play to win,” Callahan said. “We felt like we’ve been playing playoff hockey right through the season. It’s still a long series left. Taking Game 1 doesn’t mean much.” Henrik Lundqvist was sharp early, stopping Jason Spezza on a partial breakaway and then turning aside Jim O’Brien, who weaved his way through the New York defense before getting off an inclose drive that was knocked away.


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BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Tampa Bay 4 2 .667 4 2 .667 Toronto 3 3 .500 Baltimore 3 3 .500 New York 1 5 .167 Boston Central Division W L Pct Detroit 5 1 .833 3 2 .600 Chicago 3 3 .500 Kansas City 2 4 .333 Minnesota 1 4 .200 Cleveland West Division W L Pct Texas 5 2 .714 Seattle 4 4 .500 3 4 .429 Oakland 2 4 .333 Los Angeles NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Washington 5 2 .714 New York 4 2 .667 3 3 .500 Philadelphia 2 4 .333 Atlanta 2 5 .286 Miami Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 5 2 .714 Milwaukee 4 3 .571 Houston 3 3 .500 3 4 .429 Cincinnati 2 3 .400 Pittsburgh 2 5 .286 Chicago West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 5 1 .833 Arizona 4 1 .800 2 4 .333 Colorado 2 4 .333 San Diego 4 .333 San Francisco 2

Scores GB WCGB — — — — 1 1 1 1 3 3

L10 4-2 4-2 3-3 3-3 1-5

Str Home Away L-1 3-0 1-2 W-2 2-1 2-1 L-3 3-3 0-0 W-3 0-0 3-3 L-2 0-0 1-5

GB WCGB — — 1½ ½ 2 1 3 2 3½ 2½

L10 5-1 3-2 3-3 2-4 1-4

Str Home Away W-1 5-1 0-0 W-2 0-0 3-2 L-1 0-0 3-3 W-2 2-1 0-3 L-2 1-4 0-0

GB WCGB — — 1½ 1 2 1½ 2½ 2

L10 5-2 4-4 3-4 2-4

Str Home Away W-1 5-2 0-0 L-1 0-0 4-4 W-1 3-4 0-0 L-2 1-2 1-2

GB WCGB — — ½ ½ 1½ 1½ 2½ 2½ 3 3

L10 5-2 4-2 3-3 2-4 2-5

Str Home Away W-3 1-0 4-2 L-2 4-2 0-0 W-2 2-1 1-2 W-2 0-0 2-4 L-2 0-1 2-4

GB WCGB — — 1 1 1½ 1½ 2 2 2 2 3 3

L10 5-2 4-3 3-3 3-4 2-3 2-5

Str Home Away L-1 0-0 5-2 L-1 1-2 3-1 L-2 3-3 0-0 L-1 3-3 0-1 L-2 2-1 0-2 W-1 2-5 0-0

GB WCGB — — ½ — 3 2½ 3 2½ 3 2½

L10 5-1 4-1 2-4 2-4 2-4

Str Home Away W-2 2-0 3-1 L-1 3-0 1-1 L-1 1-2 1-2 W-1 2-4 0-0 W-1 0-0 2-4

AMERICAN LEAGUE Wednesday's Games Chicago White Sox 10, Cleveland 6 Toronto 3, Boston 1 Tampa Bay 4, Detroit 2 Oakland 5, Kansas City 4, 12 innings N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 4, 10 innings Seattle 4, Texas 3 Minnesota 6, L.A. Angels 5 Thursday's Games Detroit 7, Tampa Bay 2 Minnesota 10, L.A. Angels 9 Texas 5, Seattle 3 Friday's Games L.A. Angels (E.Santana 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 0-1), 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 1-0) at Boston (Beckett 0-1), 2:05 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Peavy 0-0), 2:10 p.m. Cleveland (D.Lowe 1-0) at Kansas City (Hochevar 1-0), 4:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 1-0) at Toronto (Morrow 0-0), 7:07 p.m. Texas (M.Harrison 1-0) at Minnesota (Swarzak 0-1), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Colon 1-1) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 1-0), 10:10 p.m. Saturday's Games L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Texas at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 4:05 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 4:07 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 4:10 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Baltimore at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 1:35 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Texas at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, 8:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Wednesday's Games Cincinnati 4, St. Louis 3 Washington 4, N.Y. Mets 0 Milwaukee 2, Chicago Cubs 1 San Diego 2, Arizona 1 Philadelphia 7, Miami 1 Atlanta 6, Houston 3 Colorado 17, San Francisco 8 L.A. Dodgers 4, Pittsburgh 1 Thursday's Games Washington 3, Cincinnati 2, 10 innings Chicago Cubs 8, Milwaukee 0 San Francisco 4, Colorado 2 Philadelphia 3, Miami 1 Arizona at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Friday's Games Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 1-0) at St. Louis (Wainwright 0-1), 3:15 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 0-0) at San Francisco (M.Cain 0-0), 4:35 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 0-0) at Washington (Zimmermann 0-1), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 1-0) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Harrell 1-0) at Miami (Nolasco 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 0-1) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 0-1), 7:35 p.m. Arizona (D.Hudson 1-0) at Colorado (Nicasio 0-0), 8:40 p.m. San Diego (Richard 1-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Harang 0-1), 10:10 p.m. Saturday's Games Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Houston at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. Nationals 3, Reds 2, 10 innings, Cincinnati Washington ab r h bi ab r Stubbs cf 5 0 0 0 Dsmnd ss 5 1 Cozart ss 5 0 0 0 Espinos 2b 3 1 Votto 1b 3 1 0 0 Zmrmn 3b 4 1 Rolen 3b 4 1 1 0 LaRoch 1b 5 0 Bruce rf 3 0 1 0 Werth rf 5 0 Ludwck lf 4 0 1 2 Nady lf 4 0 Valdez 2b 4 0 1 0 Berndn cf 4 0 Mesorc c 4 0 1 0 Ramos c 4 0 Latos p 2 0 0 0 BCarrll pr 0 0 LeCure p 0 0 0 0 Flores c 0 0 Heisey ph 1 0 0 0 GGnzlz p 2 0 Arrdnd p 0 0 0 0 Tracy ph 1 0

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Harris ph 1 0 0 0 Clipprd p 0 0 0 0 Simon p 0 0 0 0 Lidge p 0 0 0 0 DeRosa ph0 0 0 0 Stmmn p 0 0 0 0 Totals 36 2 5 2 Totals 37 3 9 2 Cincinnati ..............000 000 002 0—2 Washington ...........000 020 000 1—3 Two outs when winning run scored. E_Zimmerman (1). DP_Cincinnati 1. LOB_Cincinnati 6, Washington 10. 2B_Rolen (2), Bruce (2), Valdez (1), Mesoraco (1), Ramos (2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati Latos . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 5 2 2 3 1 LeCure . . . . . . . . . . . .2 0 0 0 0 1 Arredondo . . . . . . . . .2 3 0 0 1 0 Simon L,0-1 . . . . . .2-3 1 1 1 0 0 Washington G.Gonzalez . . . . . . . .7 2 0 0 0 7 Clippard H,2 . . . . . . . .1 1 0 0 0 2 Lidge BS,1-2 . . . . . . .1 2 2 2 2 0 Stammen W,1-0 . . . . .1 0 0 0 0 3 HBP_by Simon (Zimmerman). WP_Simon. Umpires_Home, Mike Everitt; First, Paul Schrieber; Second, Tim Welke; Third, Laz Diaz. T_3:12. A_40,907 (41,487). Thursday's Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Tampa Bay . .001 000 100—2 7 0 Detroit . . . . . .000 030 22x—7 10 0 Niemann, Howell (6), W.Davis (7), McGee (7), Jo.Peralta (8) and Lobaton, J.Molina; Smyly, Balester (5), Villarreal (7), Coke (7), Benoit (8), Valverde (9) and Avila. W_Balester 1-0. L_Niemann 0-1. HRs_Tampa Bay, C.Pena (3). Los Angeles .050 010 012—9 13 0 Minnesota . . .000 03034x—10 20 1 Haren, Takahashi (6), Jepsen (6), S.Downs (7), Thompson (7) and Bo.Wilson, Iannetta; Liriano, Al.Burnett (6), Burton (8), Duensing (8), Gray (8), Capps (9) and Mauer. W_Gray 2-0. L_Thompson 0-1. Sv_Capps (2). HRs_Los Angeles, Trumbo (1). Minnesota, Mauer (1), Willingham (4), Morneau (1). Seattle . . . . . .000 001 101—3 7 0 Texas . . . . . . .100 020 20x—5 9 1 Vargas, E.Ramirez (7) and Olivo; D.Holland, Uehara (8), Adams (9) and Torrealba. W_D.Holland 1-0. L_Vargas 1-1. Sv_Adams (1). HRs_Seattle, Seager (1). Texas, M.Young (1). NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee . .000 000 000—0 3 1 Chicago . . . .006 200 00x—8 13 1 Greinke, M.Parra (4), Dillard (7) and Lucroy; Garza, Camp (9) and Clevenger. W_Garza 1-0. L_Greinke 11. San Francisco001 102 000—4 8 0 Colorado . . . .000 001 001—2 7 2 Bumgarner, Romo (8), Ja.Lopez (8), Br.Wilson (9) and Posey; Moyer, Rogers (6), Brothers (8), R.Betancourt (9) and Rosario. W_Bumgarner 1-1. L_Moyer 0-2. Sv_Br.Wilson (1). Miami . . . . . . .000 010 000—1 6 1 Philadelphia .000 200 10x—3 8 1 Buehrle, Choate (7), Cishek (7), Mujica (8) and J.Buck; Blanton, Qualls (8), Papelbon (9) and Ruiz. W_Blanton 1-1. L_Buehrle 0-2. Sv_Papelbon (2). HRs_Philadelphia, Victorino (1), Wigginton (1). Midwest League Eastern Division Lansing (Blue Jays) Bowling Green (Rays) Lake County (Indians) South Bend (D’Backs) West Michigan (Tigers) Dayton (Reds) Fort Wayne (Padres) Great Lakes (Dodgers) Western Division

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L Pct. GB 0 1.000 — 3 .500 3 3 .500 3 3 .500 3 3 .500 3 4 .333 4 4 .333 4 4 .333 4

W L Pct. GB Cedar Rapids (Angels) 5 1 .833 — Burlington (Athletics) 4 2 .667 1 Beloit (Twins) 3 3 .500 2 Kane County (Royals) 3 3 .500 2 Peoria (Cubs) 3 3 .500 2 Quad Cities (Cardinals) 3 3 .500 2 Wisconsin (Brewers) 2 4 .333 3 Clinton (Mariners) 1 5 .167 4 Wednesday's Games Beloit 3, Kane County 2 Bowling Green 9, West Michigan 4 Great Lakes 5, Lake County 4, 14 innings Lansing 7, Dayton 4 South Bend 3, Fort Wayne 1 Burlington 3, Wisconsin 2 Peoria 5, Quad Cities 3 Cedar Rapids 3, Clinton 1 Thursday's Games Fort Wayne at Great Lakes, 6:05 p.m. Bowling Green at Lake County, 6:30 p.m. Lansing at West Michigan, 6:35 p.m. Dayton at South Bend, 7:05 p.m. Beloit at Clinton, 7:30 p.m. Kane County at Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Quad Cities at Cedar Rapids, 7:35 p.m. Peoria at Wisconsin, 7:35 p.m.

AND SCHEDULES

SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 3 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, "Happy Hour Series," final practice for Samsung Mobile 500, at Fort Worth, Texas 5 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for O'Reilly Auto Parts 300, at Fort Worth, Texas 6:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Samsung Mobile 500, at Fort Worth, Texas 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, O'Reilly Auto Parts 300, at Fort Worth, Texas 2 a.m. SPEED — Formula One, qualifying for Grand Prix of China, at Shanghai BOXING 11 p.m. ESPN2 — Junior welterweights, Michael Katsidis (28-5-0) vs. Albert Mensah (19-3-1), at Las Vegas GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Malaysian Open, second round, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (same-day tape) 12:30 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, Pro-Am of Tampa Bay, first round, at Lutz, Fla. 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, The Heritage, second round, at Hilton Head Island, S.C. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Chicago Cubs at St. Louis or Tampa Bay at Boston (2 p.m. start) 3:05 p.m. WGN — Chicago Cubs at St. Louis 7 p.m. FSN — Cincinnati at Washington 7:30 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Milwaukee at Atlanta or Houston at Miami (7 p.m. start) NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Phoenix at Houston 10:30 p.m. ESPN — Dallas at Portland NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, game 2, Philadelphia at Pittsburgh 8 p.m. CNBC — Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, game 2, Detroit at Nashville 10 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, game 2, Los Angeles at Vancouver Friday's Games Fort Wayne at Great Lakes, 6:05 p.m. Bowling Green at Lake County, 6:30 p.m. Lansing at West Michigan, 6:35 p.m. Kane County at Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Beloit at Clinton, 7:30 p.m. Quad Cities at Cedar Rapids, 7:35 p.m. Dayton at South Bend, 7:35 p.m. Peoria at Wisconsin, 7:35 p.m.

HOCKEY National Hockey League Playoff Glance All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE N.Y. Rangers vs. Ottawa Thursday, April 12: NY Rangers 4, Ottawa 2, NY Rangers leads series 1-0 Saturday, April 14: Ottawa at NY Rangers, 7 p.m. Monday, April 16: NY Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: NY Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Ottawa at NY Rangers, 7 p.m. x-Monday, April 23: NY Rangers at Ottawa, TBD x-Thursday, April 26: Ottawa at NY Rangers, TBD Boston vs. Washington Thursday, April 12: Boston 1, Washington 0, OT, Boston leads series 1-0 Saturday, April 14: Washington at Boston, 3 p.m. Monday, April 16: Boston at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Boston at Washington, 7:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Washington at Boston, 3 p.m. x-Sunday, April 22: Boston at Washington, TBD x-Wednesday, April 25: Washington at Boston, TBD Florida vs. New Jersey Friday, April 13: New Jersey at Florida, 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15: New Jersey at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17: Florida at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Florida at New Jersey, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: New Jersey at Florida, 6:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Florida at New Jersey, TBD x-Thursday, April 26: New Jersey at Florida, TBD Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia Wednesday, April 11: Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT, Philadelphia leads series 1-0 Friday, April 13: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. x-Friday, April 20: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. x-Sunday, April 22: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, TBD x-Tuesday, April 24: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE Vancouver vs. Los Angeles Wednesday, April 11: Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2, Los Angeles 1-0 Friday, April 13: Los Angeles at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Sunday, April 15: Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. x-Sunday, April 22: Los Angeles at Vancouver, TBD x-Tuesday, April 24: Vancouver at Los Angeles, TBD x-Thursday, April 26: Los Angeles at Vancouver, TBD St. Louis vs. San Jose Thursday, April 12: San Jose 3, St. Louis 2, 2OT, San Jose leads series 10 Saturday, April 14: San Jose at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16: St. Louis at San Jose, 10 p.m. Thursday, April 19: St. Louis at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

x-Saturday, April 21: San Jose at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. x-Monday, April 23: St. Louis at San Jose, TBD x-Wednesday, April 25: San Jose at St. Louis, TBD Phoenix vs. Chicago Thursday, April 12: Chicago at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Saturday, April 14: Chicago at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 17: Phoenix at Chicago, 9 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Phoenix at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Chicago at Phoenix, 10 p.m. x-Monday, April 23: Phoenix at Chicago, TBD x-Wednesday, April 25: Chicago at Phoenix, TBD Nashville vs. Detroit Wednesday, April 11: Nashville 3, Detroit 2, Nashville leads series 1-0 Friday, April 13: Detroit at Nashville, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15: Nashville at Detroit, Noon Tuesday, April 17: Nashville at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. x-Friday, April 20: Detroit at Nashville, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, April 22: Nashville at Detroit, TBD x-Tuesday, April 24: Detroit at Nashville, TBD

AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup Top 12 in Points 1. G.Biffle..........................................226 2. D.Earnhardt Jr..............................220 3.T.Stewart.......................................214 4. M.Kenseth....................................214 5. K.Harvick......................................214 6. M.Truex Jr.....................................214 7. D.Hamlin.......................................210 8. R.Newman ...................................202 9. C.Bowyer......................................192 10. J.Johnson...................................189 11. C.Edwards..................................179 12. B.Keselowski..............................175 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.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Boston 34 24 .586 Philadelphia 31 27 .534 New York 30 28 .517 New Jersey 21 38 .356 Toronto 20 39 .339 Southeast Division W L Pct x-Miami 40 17 .702 Atlanta 34 24 .586 Orlando 34 24 .586 Washington 14 44 .241 Charlotte 7 50 .123 Central Division W L Pct y-Chicago 45 14 .763 Indiana 36 22 .621 Milwaukee 28 30 .483 Detroit 22 36 .379 Cleveland 19 37 .339 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct x-San Antonio 41 16 .719 Memphis 34 24 .586 Dallas 32 26 .552 Houston 32 26 .552 New Orleans 16 42 .276 Northwest Division W L Pct y-Oklahoma City 42 16 .724 Denver 32 26 .552 Utah 31 28 .525 Portland 28 31 .475 Minnesota 25 35 .417 Pacific Division W L Pct

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GB — 7½ 9½ 9½ 25½ GB — 10 11½ 14½ 18 GB

37 22 .627 — L.A. Lakers L.A. Clippers 36 23 .610 1 30 28 .517 6½ Phoenix Golden State 22 35 .386 14 19 40 .322 18 Sacramento x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Wednesday's Games Indiana 104, Cleveland 98, OT Philadelphia 93, Toronto 75 Utah 103, Houston 91 L.A. Clippers 100, Oklahoma City 98 New Orleans 105, Sacramento 96 Memphis 104, Phoenix 93 New York 111, Milwaukee 107 Boston 88, Atlanta 86, OT L.A. Lakers 98, San Antonio 84 Denver 113, Minnesota 107 Portland 118, Golden State 110 Thursday's Games Detroit 109, Charlotte 85 Chicago 96, Miami 86, OT L.A. Clippers 95, Minnesota 82 San Antonio 107, Memphis 97 Dallas at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Orlando, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Washington at New York, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit, 8 p.m. Denver at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Dallas at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Cleveland at Washington, 7 p.m. Boston at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Utah at Memphis, 8 p.m. Indiana at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at San Antonio, 9 p.m.

GOLF PGA-RBC Heritage Scores Thursday At Harbour Town Golf Links Hilton Head, S.C. Purse: $5.7 million Yardage: 7,101; Par: 71 (36-35) First Round a-denotes amateur Chad Campbell ....................32-35—67 Vaughn Taylor.......................32-35—67 Colt Knost.............................35-32—67 Jim Furyk..............................35-33—68 Charlie Wi .............................34-34—68 Harris English.......................34-34—68 Matt Every ............................33-35—68 Blake Adams........................36-33—69 John Mallinger......................34-35—69 Chez Reavie.........................36-33—69 Tommy Gainey .....................35-35—70 Jason Bohn ..........................37-33—70 Rory Sabbatini......................34-36—70 Kevin Na ...............................34-36—70 Tom Gillis ..............................33-37—70 Joe Durant............................35-35—70 Kevin Chappell .....................36-34—70 John Rollins..........................35-35—70 Boo Weekley ........................35-35—70 Carl Pettersson.....................34-36—70 John Daly..............................37-33—70 Will Claxton...........................34-36—70 Glen Day...............................36-34—70 Greg Chalmers.....................33-38—71 Chris Couch .........................33-38—71 Hunter Haas.........................37-34—71 Heath Slocum.......................37-34—71 Stephen Ames .....................37-34—71 Kyle Stanley..........................35-36—71 Brandt Snedeker..................36-35—71 Marc Leishman ....................37-34—71 Michael Thompson...............35-36—71 Lee Janzen...........................35-36—71 Trevor Immelman .................35-36—71 Webb Simpson.....................37-34—71 Zach Johnson.......................35-36—71 Bud Cauley...........................36-35—71 Robert Garrigus ...................34-37—71 Fredrik Jacobson..................36-35—71 Bob Estes.............................36-35—71 Brian Harman.......................36-35—71 Gary Christian ......................35-36—71 Brendon de Jonge ...............35-37—72 Troy Matteson.......................36-36—72 Shaun Micheel .....................37-35—72 Robert Karlsson...................37-35—72 J.J. Henry..............................36-36—72 Alex Cejka ............................36-36—72 Martin Laird ..........................36-36—72 Charles Howell III.................38-34—72 Ernie Els ...............................34-38—72 James Driscoll......................36-36—72 J.J. Killeen.............................37-35—72 Kevin Stadler ........................36-36—72 Ken Duke..............................35-37—72 Brian Davis ...........................36-36—72 Jerry Kelly.............................36-36—72 Lucas Glover ........................37-35—72 Matt Kuchar ..........................36-36—72 Rickie Fowler........................36-36—72 Billy Mayfair...........................35-37—72 a-Corbin Mills .......................35-37—72 Rocco Mediate.....................36-37—73 Bryce Molder........................35-38—73 Mark Wilson..........................36-37—73 Jeff Overton..........................39-34—73 Chad Collins.........................36-37—73 Mark Anderson.....................36-37—73 Daniel Summerhays ............35-38—73 Spencer Levin ......................35-38—73 Hank Kuehne .......................36-37—73 Tim Clark ..............................37-36—73 Scott Verplank ......................39-34—73 Matt Bettencourt...................37-36—73 Stuart Appleby......................35-38—73 Cameron Beckman..............35-38—73 Sean O'Hair..........................37-36—73 Aaron Baddeley ...................38-35—73 Jason Kokrak........................37-36—73 Jeff Maggert .........................35-39—74 Greg Owen...........................36-38—74 David Mathis.........................36-38—74 Briny Baird............................39-35—74 Joe Ogilvie............................38-36—74 D.J.Trahan ............................36-38—74 Bill Lunde..............................34-40—74 Scott Piercy ..........................35-39—74 Bill Haas................................35-39—74 Padraig Harrington...............38-36—74 Michael Bradley....................36-38—74 D.A. Points ............................36-38—74 Henrik Stenson ....................35-39—74 Kris Blanks............................36-38—74 William McGirt......................36-38—74 John Merrick.........................37-37—74 Kevin Streelman...................38-36—74 Nick O'Hern ..........................37-37—74 Graham DeLaet ...................37-37—74 Charley Hoffman..................37-37—74 Bo Van Pelt ...........................36-38—74 Geoff Ogilvy..........................36-38—74 Ricky Barnes........................37-37—74 Chris DiMarco ......................36-39—75 Tim Herron ...........................36-39—75 Luke Donald .........................38-37—75 Martin Flores ........................35-40—75 Sunghoon Kang...................36-39—75 Tom Pernice Jr......................36-39—75 Brian Gay..............................36-39—75 George McNeill ....................39-36—75 Ryuji Imada ..........................37-39—76 Arjun Atwal ...........................40-36—76 Chris Kirk..............................38-38—76 Mike Weir..............................39-37—76

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David Duval ..........................37-39—76 Seung-Yul Noh .....................38-38—76 Tommy Biershenk ................40-36—76 Brendon Todd .......................37-39—76 John Huh..............................40-37—77 Jose Maria Olazabal............38-39—77 Rich Beem............................38-39—77 Todd Camplin .......................40-37—77 David Hearn .........................40-38—78 Josh Teater ...........................39-39—78 Jason Dufner........................40-38—78 Justin Leonard......................39-39—78 Robert Allenby......................41-37—78 Stewart Cink.........................43-36—79 Camilo Villegas.....................37-42—79 Scott Stallings.......................38-42—80 Fred Funk .............................42-39—81 Malaysian Open Scores Thursday At Kuala Lumpur Golf and CC, Wesrt Course Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Purse: $2.5 million Yardage: 7,000; Par: 72 First Round, Leading Scores Charl Schwartze...................31-33—64 Jeev Milkha Singh................33-32—65 Louis Oosthuizen .................33-33—66 Jason Knutzon......................35-31—66 Jyoti Randhawa....................32-34—66 Antonio Lascuna ..................34-33—67 Rafael Cabrera-Bello ...........34-33—67 Stephen Gallacher...............34-33—67 Soren Kjeldsen.....................37-32—69 Joonas Gransberg ...............34-34—68 Romain Wattel......................34-34—68 Prom Meesawat...................34-34—68 Gaurav Ghei.........................30-38—68 Marcel Siem .........................35-34—69 Pablo Larrzabal ....................37-32—69 Lorenzo Gagli.......................34-35—69 Richard Green......................35-34—69 Scott Jamieson.....................33-36—69 Shiv Kapur............................33-36—69 Anthony Kany.......................33-36—69 Julien Quesne ......................34-35—69 Lee Sung..............................36-33—69 Simon Dyson........................35-34—69 Branden Grace.....................35-34—69 Lin Wen-tang ........................33-36—69 Danny Willett ........................33-36—69 Also Martin Kayme.......................35-35—70 Matteo Manassero...............35-35—70

TRANSACTIONS Thursday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS_Placed OF Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Jarrod Dyson from Omaha (PCL). National League HOUSTON ASTROS_Optioned INF Brian Bixler to Oklahoma City (PCL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES_Promoted INF Greg Picart to Indianapolis (IL). Assigned OF Anthony Norman to Altoona (EL). Midwest League CITY RIVER QUAD BANDITS_Assigned RHP Logan Billbrough to Palm Beach (FSL). Assigned INF Jeremy Patton and RHP Kevin Jacob from Batavia (NYP) to Quad Cities. American Association LAREDO LEMURS_Signed RHP Nick Carr. LINCOLN SALTDOGS_Signed LHP Michael Jarman. SIOUX FALLS PHEASANTS_Signed LHP Jack Van Leur. ST. PAUL SAINTS_Released RHP Matt Schuld. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES_Released INF Steve Singleton, RHP Aaron Hartsock and LHP Zach Baldwin. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS_Released C Sandy Madera. Signed C Jeff Lanning. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS_Signed C Andrew Kuhn. JOLIET SLAMMERS_Signed RHP Steven Maxwell. NORMAL CORNBELTERS_Signed LHP Justin Albert and LHP Tyler Stovall. RIVER CITY RASCALS_Traded OF Chad Maddox to Southern Illinois for a player to be named. Signed LHP Jon Pokorny. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS_Signed RHP Casey Barnes. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association HOUSTON ROCKETS_Signed F Diamon Simpson for remainder of the season. FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS_Traded LB Keith Rivers to the N.Y. Giants for a 2012 fifth-round draft pick. Agreed to terms with CB Terence Newman. Waived CB Rico Murray. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS_Named Joe Vitt interim coach. NEW YORK JETS_Waived C Taylor Boggs. OAKLAND RAIDERS_Signed TE Andre Hardy. PITTSBURGH STEELERS_Agreed to terms with WR Jerricho Cotchery and OL Trai Essex. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS_Agreed to terms with LB Leroy Hill and LB Matt McCoy to one-year contracts. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL_Fined Nashville D Shea Weber $2,500 for slamming Detroit F Henrik Zetterberg's head against the glass at the end of Wednesday's game. Suspended Vancouver F Byron Bitz for two games for boarding Los Angeles F Kyle Clifford during Wednesday's game. CALGARY FLAMES_Fired coach Brent Sutter and assistant coach Dave Lowery. N A S H V I L L E PREDATORS_Assigned G Jeremy Smith to Milwaukee (AHL). Recalled G Chet Pickard from Milwaukee. NEW YORK ISLANDERS_Assigned D Marc Cantin from Reading (ECHL) to Bridgeport (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES_Assigned G Jake Allen to Peoria (AHL). American Hockey League GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS_Signed D Chad Billins. WORCESTER SHARKS_Signed F Jay Silvia. SOCCER Major League Soccer FC DALLAS_Recalled Jackson from loan to Cruzeiro (Brazilian). VANCOUVER WHITECAPS_Named John Furlong executive chairman. COLLEGE COLORADO STATE_Named Larry Eustachy men's basketball coach. MICHIGAN STATE_Reinstated junior C Derrick Nix to the men's basketball team.


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■ Softball

■ Tennis

Vikes-Buccs

Tennis

■ CONTINUED FROM 17 laugh. “This was a great win for us.” The Vikings (6-5, 1-1 CCC) took a 2-0 lead after back-to-back doubles by Jeni Accurso and Madison Linn and an RBI groundout by Kristy Brown to start the game — and Paige Kiesewetter cruised through the first five innings, giving up only one hit. But in the top of the sixth, Jessie Shilt ripped a one-out double and took third on a wild pitch, but Kiesewetter recorded a strikeout for the second out and worked a 1-2 count on Casey Yingst. Yingst fought off a pair of two-strike pitches … then ripped the ball right back at Kiesewetter. The ball went off of her glove, and Yingst beat out the play at first for an RBI single — bringing up Schaffer. “We were just one play away,” Brian Kadel said. “It’s definitely a game of inches. Yingst hits that hard shot, and if it’s right at Kiesewetter instead of to her side, she makes that play, we’re out of the inning and Schaffer doesn’t get that chance.” But Schaffer yanked a 1-0 pitch over the fence in left on a line, giving the Buccs a 3-2 lead — and that was just the beginning. “That definitely boosted our confidence a lot,” Schaffer said. “We knew we were going to come back. I feel like we definitely got in their heads after that.” “She’s a kid that’s capable of putting it out every she swings,” time Denlinger said. “She just hit the ball hard.” Morgan Arbogast led off the top of the seventh with a single, then Shilt ripped a double down the first base line. Miami East’s Brittany Garrison saved a run, getting the lead runner at the plate on a bunt, but Yingst followed with an RBI single up the middle. The Vikings pitched around Schaffer, who walked to load the bases, and Heidi Snipes — who finished 3 for 4 with a double — drove in two runs with a single up the middle to make it 6-2. Brittanie Flora then sent another RBI single to cen-

■ CONTINUED FROM 17 defeated Landon Kiser and Sam Bowers 7-5, 5-7, 6-1. At second doubles, Kevin Brackman and Craig Hollis defeated Alex Wolter and Evan Kiser 6-4, 6-4. Milton-Union travels to Schroder Tennis Center to play in a team tournament Saturday. Lehman 3, Carroll 2 RIVERSIDE — Lehman improved to 7-1 on the season Thursday night, sweeping both doubles spots and getting a win at first singles

to edge Carroll 3-2. At first singles, Lehman’s Pierce Bennett defeated Steven Dull 6-3, 6-3. At first doubles Matt Ulrich and David Freytag defeated Niko Flores and Jacob Lebanoff 6-2, 6-2. At second doubles Louis Gaier and Riley Pickrel defeated Matt Gilmore and Curtis Leny 6-0, 6-1. At second singles, Mitchell Shroyer lost to Ryan Dull 6-4, 6-1. At third singles, Sam Dean lost to Matt Nolan 6-0, 6-0.

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Vitt named Saints’ interim coach STAFF PHOTOS/ANTHONY WEBER

Miami East pinch runner Rian Kingrey turns back to her base to avoid being picked off Thursday against Covington.

Covington’s Cassidy Cain runs to first base Thursday at Miami East. ter, and an error gave the Buccs a six-run cushion — all six of which came with two outs. “We’ve been battling through games all year,” Denlinger said. “We showed the kind of resiliency we have. We just kept fighting back and showed what we’re

about. When Connor walked in that seventh inning, Heidi just knew it was her turn.” “We just couldn’t buy a play to get out of that seventh,” Kadel said. The Vikings didn’t go quietly, though. Accurso doubled with one out in the bottom of

■ HS Football

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■ CONTINUED FROM 17 unique to football, especially since not all schools qualify for the OHSAA football tournament.” A separate committee, comprised of OHSAA Board and staff members, school administrators and officers of the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association, will be formed to finalize the details of this plan. Among the details to be determined: adjustments to the Harbin Computer Ratings with the addition of another division; regional breakdowns and assignments for Division I, and dates in which specific divisions will play their tournament contests, including logistics of an additional state tournament contest. Approval of an “athletic count” formula, which is included within a competitive balance proposal that OHSAA member school principals will vote on during the annual referendum process that will occur between May 1 and 15, would also be factored in before placing schools into their respective tournament divisions. This is the first time the OHSAA has expanded the number of football tournament divisions since 1994, when a sixth division was added. Five years later, the number of tournament qualifiers in each division expanded from 16 to 32. When the tournament first began in 1972, there were three football tournament divisions, and expansion to five divisions occurred in 1980.

■ CONTINUED FROM 17 hit — a one-out single to Stephen Blei in the first inning — to get the win. “He came out and threw strikes,” Miami East coach Barry Coomes said. “After the first inning he found his breaking ball, and he had his changeup working. When you strike out nine and only walk two, you’ve had a good day.” The Vikings (6-3, 3-1) gave Clark plenty of support, too, scoring three in the first inning and not looking back. Evan Bowling was 2 for 4 with a double, Bradley Coomes and Clark both doubled, Alex Brewer was 2 for 4 and Kevin McMaken was 2 for 2. Miami East travels to Greenon Saturday. Cov ........000 000 0 — 0 1 1 ME .......300 320 x — 8 11 1 Blei and Deeter. Clark and Mitchell. WP — Clark. LP — Blei. 2B — E. Bowling (M), Coomes (M), Clark (M). Records: Miami East 6-3, 3-1.

Bethel 20, NT 3 NEW PARIS — Bethel bounced back from its first loss of the season in a big way Thursday, roughing up National Trail in a 20-3 Cross County Conference win. “I think we responded pretty well after last night’s loss,” Bethel coach Brett Brookhart said. “We swung the bats well from top to bottom and ran the bases well.” Jordan Elam was 3 for 3 with a double, two RBIs and four runs, Colin Hoke was 2 for 4 with a double

and two RBIs, Nate Reese drove in three runs, Dustin Myers was 2 for 4 with a double, Jon Ellerbrock was 2 for 4 and Joey Serrer doubled. Elam also got the win on the mound, giving up only three hits. Bethel hosts TriCounty North today. Bethel152 1(11) — 20 14 1 NT ...............201 00 — 3 3 8 Elam and Hoke. Vance, Watts (5) and Mackie. WP — Elam. LP — Vance. 2B — Serrer (B), Hoke (B), Elam (B), Myers (B). Records: Bethel 11-1, 3-0.

the seventh, and Linn obliterated the first pitch she saw for a two-run homer of her own, a ball that likely would have left the park on a baseball diamond. But Yingst induced a pair of hard groundouts to second and put the wrap on the game. “We battled. We hit some hard shots in the bottom of the seventh,” Kadel said. “In earlier games when we’ve given up the lead, we haven’t looked that good at the plate after. It was good to go down battling.” Yingst got the win, striking out four and giving up nine hits — but stranding six Viking runners, including leaving the bases loaded in the fourth. Kiesewetter, meanwhile, gave up nine hits, walked one and struck out eight in 6 2-3 innings of work. Covington has a trio of games this weekend at the Strike Out Cancer Classic in Tipp City, facing Piqua today and then Fairmont and Kings on Saturday. Miami East, meanwhile, has a doubleheader Saturday at Miamisburg. Cov......000 003 5 — 8 10 1 ME.........200 000 2 — 4 9 3 and Schaffer. Yingst Kiesewetter, Denlinger (7) and Accurso. WP — Yingst. LP — Kiesewetter. 2B — Shilt 2 (C), Snipes (C), Accurso (M), Linn 2 (M). HR — Schaffer (C), Linn (M). Records: Covington 10-0, 3-0. Miami East 6-5, 1-1.

group. We are very excited about the future at Troy.” The Trojans hope to bounce back today, traveling to take on Beavercreek. Troy.....000 121 0 — 4 10 4 Vers .......400 104 x — 9 8 2 Pierce and Lehmann. Langston and York. WP — Langston. LP — Pierce. 2B — Rohlfs (T). HR — McEldowney (V), Knopp (V). Records: Troy 4-9.

TC 20, YS 0 YELLOW SPRINGS — Troy Christian’s season may be just getting started, but they’re already looking in good shape. Julie Young tossed a nohitter Thursday afternoon against Yellow Springs, and the Eagles (1-1, 1-1 Metro Buckeye Conference) bounced back from a season-opening loss to Middletown Christian with a 20-0 victory over the Bulldogs. Shauna Davee homered and drove in four runs, while Sharayah Lane homered and added three RBIs to lead Troy Christian at the plate. After starting the season late, the Eagles will now play 18 games over the next three weeks — beginning Monday at Dayton Christian.

• Softball Versailles 9, Troy 4 VERSAILLES — Despite outhitting Versailles, Troy couldn’t overcome four errors on defense — and a mammoth grand slam by Kay McEldowney in the first inning — as the Trojans fell to the Tigers 9-4 on Thursday. Mackenzie Dankworth went 2 for 4 with three RBIs, Shai Emerick was 2 for 2, Rainey Rohlfs had a double and Jessica Lehmann added her first varsity hit in her first varsity at-bat. Allison Pierce lasted the entire game on the mound, striking out six and allowing just eight hits. TC ..............572 60 — 20 28 “Right now we are YS ...................000 00 — 0 0 starting a very young WP — Young. HR — Davee team, with four freshmen (T), Lane (T). Records: Troy and two sophomores,” Troy Christian 1-1, 1-1. Newton 12, coach Scott Herman said. Arcanum 5 “It’s hard. But these kids ARCANUM — have no quit. We know we just need to keep working Newton’s Megan Rutledge and things will get on put the game away in the track. They are a young, second inning. Which was fortunate hungry and determined

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sean Payton handed over control of his team to Joe Vitt once before and the Saints have decided to do it again. The Saints Thursday named Payton’s trusted second-in-command their interim coach, despite the fact that Vitt will miss a third of the season for his role in New Orleans’ bounty system. For his part, Payton received a season-long suspension which begins Monday; Vitt, who takes over Monday, was handed a six-game suspension. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said in his announcement that the team will address at a later time how to divvy up Vitt’s responsibilities during his six-week absence. “It is important that we keep Sean Payton’s philosophy front and center during this season,” Loomis said. “Sean has been the driving force behind the tremendous success our team has enjoyed during the past six years, his leadership will be missed. But we need to set a course of action that gives us the best chance to win this season without our head coach. “We considered a number of great options to handle Payton’s duties both internally and externally, but believe this will provide the most seamless transition for our players and our coaching staff, allowing our offensive and

for the Indians, as Arcanum began to fight its way back into the game in the final two innings, but Rutledge’s grand slam proved to be all the padding Newton needed in a 12-5 victory. After Newton went up 3-1 in the first inning, Rutledge brought in four runs with one swing of the bat in the second, making it an 8-1 game. The Indians led 12-2 after the top of the sixth, but the Trojans put a few across in the end before Kirsten Burden wrapped the win up. “We got up on them early, and then Megan hit that home run — and that really helped us out,” Newton coach kirk Kadel said. “We lost our focus a little late and they got a couple on us, and we can’t let that happen. When we get a lead like that, we’ve got to stay on top of people. But overall, we played well.” Burden — who struck out eight and walked two on the mound — also tripled, as did Marina Snipes. Newton hosts Bradford in a Cross County Conference matchup today at 5 p.m. before traveling to Tipp City to face Tippecanoe in the Strike Out Cancer Classic at 8 p.m. New ...351 021 0 — 12 12 5 Arc .........101 002 1 — 5 8 4 K. Burden and L. Burden. Nealeigh and Weaver. WP — K. Burden. LP — Nealeigh. 3B — Snipes (N), K. Burden (N). HR — Rutledge (N).

defensive staffs to remain intact with the fewest changes,” Loomis continued. “This is the same structure we used last season during Sean’s knee injury.” Vitt, who carries the titles of assistant head coach and linebackers coach, briefly stepped in as acting head coach last season when Payton broke his leg. Vitt also was interim coach with St. Louis in 2005 before joining New Orleans as part of Payton’s very first staff in 2006. Vitt will be able to oversee the offseason training program and training camp before stepping aside for the first six weeks of the regular season. The NFL played no role in the decision-making process. “It’s the Saints’ decision,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said, adding the team did not have to get approval from the league to make Vitt the interim coach. Loomis said the Saints expect to have a plan laid out for Vitt’s absence by training camp. “We are fortunate to have a great veteran coaching staff well equipped to handle this challenge,” Loomis said. “Joe and Sean have worked closely together to build our program, one of the most successful in the NFL in the past six years, and I have the fullest confidence that Joe will continue that success that Sean has brought us.”

Bradford 7, MV 2 BRADFORD — Haley Patty pitched a two-hit gem Thursday against Mississinawa Valley, striking out eight, walking four and leading the Railroaders to a 7-2 victory over the Blackhawks. Alisha Patty was 2 for 3 with three RBIs for Bradford, Lindsey Rose was 2 for 4 with two RBIs, Haley Patty was 2 for 4 with an RBI and Ali Bashore was 2 for 3. Bradford (7-3, 2-1) travels to Newton today. MV .........000 000 2 — 2 2 2 Brad ......012 022 x — 7 7 4 H. Patty and Dunlevy. Welch and Scholl. WP — H. Patty. LP — Welch. Records: Bradford 7-3, 21.

Ben Logan 5, Tippecanoe 3 TIPP CITY — The Tippecanoe Red Devils couldn’t overcome an uncharacteristic seven errors Thursday night, falling 5-3 against Ben Logan. CC Alvarez took the loss, striking out four and giving up nine hits and only one earned run. She also had two hits, a stolen base and a run at the plate. Darlene Reinhard tripled and drove in two runs and Hannah Beck had an RBI. Tippecanoe (7-3) hosts Newton at 8 p.m. tonight to kick off the Strike Out Cancer Classic at Kyle Park. BL ..........000 310 1 — 5 9 0 Tipp .......000 210 0 — 3 4 7 Alvarez and Kostyal, Watkins (6). LP — Alvarez. 3B — Reinhard (T). Records: Tippecanoe 7-3.

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