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Overfield Tavern preserves past About 200 years ago, Benjamin Overfield’s tavern and inn served as a place for mingling, lodging and, of course, a good drink. Today, the two-story Federal-style building is a historical landmark that has been meticulously restored and decorated to reflect the style and utility of the early-1800s structure.
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From left, the 2012 Troy Strawberry Festival Queen’s court includes second attendant Elizabeth Reed; Troy Strawberry Festival Queen Logan Rathmann; and first attendant Allison Kolber.
It’s a family tradition Rathmann joins grandmother as pageant queen BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer email@example.com
Tippecanoe takes control Two years ago, Newton won a state championship. Last season, Tippecanoe reached the state’s final four. Both teams accomplished those feats with strong pitching and solid defense. Friday night’s kickoff to the Strike Out Cancer Classic at Kyle Park in Tipp City featured a lot more of that third thing both teams are known for — hitting. See Sports, Page 17.
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Royalty continues to run in the Rathmann family. Troy High School senior Logan Rathmann held back tears as she explained why she decided to try out for the annual honor for the first time. “My grandmother (the late Wilma Willoughby) was (Tipp City) Mum Festival Queen when she was my age,” Rathmann said as she held back tears after being crowned by 2011 Strawberry Festival Queen Emily Henry. “I did this in honor of her since she passed away five years ago. Troy is my hometown and the Strawberry Festival is our festival so I took a chance — I can’t believe it.” “It was a wonderful experience — I’m just so happy,” Rathmann said. Rathmann sang “There’s a Place For Us” and was accompanied by her vocal coach Tim Williams. “I chose this song because the
message says you can be anything you want to be and it’s so true,” Rathmann said. Rathmann said she plans to attend The Ohio State University next fall. She said the $1,200 scholarship will help fund her education, which she said she is paying for herself. The $1,200 scholarship was donated by Dr. Charles Stevens, DDS, Dr. Mark Bentley, DDS, Dr. Julie Jones, DDS and Fulton Farms. Rathmann is the daughter of Penny and Bill Johnson and Kolin Rathmann. Troy High School junior Alison Kolber was crowned first attendant and said she participated because of her love of being on stage. “I’ve always loved performing in front of crowds and competing in this pageant combined the best of two worlds,” Kolber said. Logan Rathmann, from Troy High The 17 year-old sang “A Change School, performs a song during in Me” from the musical “Beauty the talent competition of the 36th and the Beast.” Kolber received annual Strawberry Festival Queen’s Pageant Friday at Troy • See QUEEN on 2 High School.
Making progress Career center renovation is on time, under budget BY JENNIFER RUNYON For the Troy Daily News firstname.lastname@example.org
The construction projSunday ect in conjunction with the Windy, warmer Ohio School Facilities High: 78° Commission at the Upper Low: 56° Valley Career Center is coming in on time and Complete weather under budget. Completion information on Page 11. is expected in August. The project is co-funded Home Delivery: with the state covering 75 335-5634 percent, or $17.4 million, Classified Advertising: and the local share being (877) 844-8385 25 percent, or $7.2 million. According to Pat Gibson, director of business operations, the project is about 6 74825 22406 6 60 percent complete and
PIQUA $800,000 under budget. Due to the state’s involvement with the project, OSFC representatives are looking into additional work that needs to be done to allow the career center to use all of the funding. So far, about 70 percent of the roof is complete. The south wing classrooms have been renovated, including the culinary arts location, which now houses a restaurant. The Cornerstone at 8811 is a
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A 4-year-old girl suffered grave injuries related to falling down a flight of wooden stairs Thursday night inside a home at 1012 Caldwell St. and was airlifted by CareFlight to Children’s Medical Center in Dayton. Authorities have taken a male suspect, identified as Travis L. Gauldin, 21, of Piqua, who lives at the residence, into custody on an unrelated count of domestic violence following questioning by police, said Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison. At this time the child’s name is not being released by the police department, Jamison said, citing the police investigation, which could potentially be investigated as a homicide if the toddler passes away. No condition on the victim was available from the hospital, but Jamison said the trauma is “pretty serious.” “We began investigating it as a possible child abuse case and it is still pending as that,” Jamison said. “So we are not releasing any
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Mother runs over toddler Police say incident was accidental BY WILL E SANDERS Ohio Community Media email@example.com
Police are describing a Friday morning incident involving a mother running over her 3-yearold child in the driveway of their 917 New Haven Road home as an accident. The child remains hospitalized after she suffered serious injuries. The girl has been identified by police as Makayla Smith, 3, and she was listed in fair condition Friday afternoon at Children’s Medical Center in Dayton, which is where the toddler was airlifted by CareFlight. The child, who suffered head trauma, became trapped underneath the automobile for a short time before a neighbor and a good OHIO COMMUNITY MEDIA PHOTO/MIKE ULLERY Travis Kies from OVIS Construction works on Samaritan motorist lifted the wiring for computers and projection equipment vehicle in order to remove her, said in a classroom at the Upper Valley Career Center Piqua police Lt. Bill Collins. last week as the construction project at the school continues. Kies is a resident of St. Paris. • See TODDLER on 2
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Piqua firefighters and CareFlight medics carry a 3-year-old to the waiting medical helicopter at the American Legion landing zone in Piqua on Friday morning. The child was run over by a car at her New Haven Road home.
Toddler • Continued from 1 “They were able to lift the car up enough to take the weight off of the suspension in order for the child to be pulled out,” Collins said. Collins said the mother was busy with several other children at the time and
said while the incident remains under investigation, it appears to have been caused accidentally. “It’s just one of those situations where parents are busy with several children,” Collins said. “Sounds like it was just totally an accident.”
Piqua police are seeking the good Samaritan who stopped his truck to help the neighbor lift the vehicle off the child for questioning as a witness and life-saver. The man was said to be driving a silver or pewter colored F-250 or F-350 pickup truck.
• Continued from 1 the $800 scholarship from Miami Jacobs and A.M. Leonard Inc. Kolber is the daughter of Oz and Elaine Kolber. Elizabeth Reed, a senior at Troy High School, was named second attendant of the Queen’s Court. “I love the feeling of confidence it gives you,” Reed said. Reed has participated in the Queen’s Pageant since her sophomore year. “I really enjoy doing it. I love meeting girls from all the different schools. I made friends for life doing this.” Reed is the daughter of David and Jeannine Reed. Covington native Emily Henry took her final walk as Queen Friday. Henry said the experience was a
once in a lifetime opportunity and enjoyed her year on the court. “I met a lot of nice people and it was a valuable experience,” Henry said. Henry said she used her scholarship money at Mount Saint Joseph College in Cincinnati and is studying psychology and pre-physical therapy. “I had a wonderful time going to all the parades and being part of the events,” Henry said. “My favorite part of the festival was riding in the golf cart with Mayor (Michael) Beamish and (2011 Festival Chairman) David Geiger to vote on all the floats — that was my favorite part.” For more information about this year’s festival, visit www.gostrawberries. com.
Miami County Park District will have its “Kreature Kite Fly” from 13 p.m. Sunday at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. A family event for all ages, participants can cre-
one from home. Awards will be given in several categories. Judging will take place from 1-2 p.m. Pre-register for the program by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 335-9730, Ext. 115.
• Continued from 1 60-seat restaurant that will open to the public Oct. 1. Gibson also said that the early childhood education area, medical technology location and all academic rooms have been renovated as well and are all occupied. The career center petitioned the OSFC to allow the school to construct a permanent space to house students during the construction instead of using modular trailers. This “swing space” has 12 rooms that are now being used, allowing an entire wing to be vacated. “That’s been a real advantage to have students in a more conducive learning environment,” Gibson said. By vacating an entire wing, construction crews had flexibility when starting this area in December. According to Gibson, renovation in this wing is about 90 percent complete. The school will get a new heating, ventilation
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Two children were transported by CareFlight following an incident that took place at approximately 3 p.m. Friday. The first child, a 12year-old boy, was transported to Children’s Medical Center in Dayton immediately after he crashed an electric scooter, according to the Miami County Sheriff ’s Office. The incident occurred in an alleyway in the village, according to the Miami County 9-1-1 dispatch. CareFlight was called at approximately 5 p.m. to return to the village to transport a 3-year-old to Children’s. The dispatcher said the child was involved in the same crash earlier in the day. It is not known whether the 3-year-old was on the
scooter with the 12-yearold when the crash occurred, or whether the younger child was on a different scooter or cycle. According to the Miami County Sheriff ’s office, the 12-year-old boy was transported as a precaution following the accident. Sheriff ’s deputies spoke with a family member of the older child at the scene of the accident, who said he was talking when CareFlight arrived on scene. It was determined that he should be transported because paramedics at the scene weren’t sure what type of head or neck injury he may have sustained. No other information about either child was available at press time.
and air conditioning unit during the summer. The main maintenance room, which includes chillers, recently was taken off line. Gibson said that cooling will be provided by air handlers and temporary coolers and, if needed, money has been allocated in the budget for a temporary chiller. “We’re monitoring that closely,” Gibson said. The need for cooling played a major role in deciding the school calendar for this year and next. District leaders plan to miss the extreme heat of summer by putting the last day of school on May 31. Students will return Sept. 4. The Willowbrook Environmental Education Center has been renovated as well. Work at the Willowbrook has been completed except for paving and waterline work that will be done this summer. The center got new HVAC and electrical systems as well as lighting and sprinklers with a full technology upgrade. The
main campus will get the technology upgrade also. This upgrade includes more fiber optics and a full server replacement. The district also will change to a voice-over IP phone system during the summer. Outside of the school the grounds also hve been renovated, with upgrades to sidewalks, parking lots and landscaping. The construction project has brought real-life situations to the classroom for many students. Tours of various sites have been given by programs. Also, Gibson said there are one or two students who are serving as apprentices and many former students are now working on the project. “It makes it real world for them,” Gibson said. The former teacher shared that he came across a former student now working on the project in the hall the other day. “It kind of makes it full circle to come back and work where he learned. It’s been neat to see,” Gibson said.
ferent domestic violence offense that is unrelated to the victim.” The mother of the child was at work at the time and Jamison declined to list the number of people who were inside the home at the time of the crime. Paramedics and police rushed to the scene at 10:56 p.m. following a 9-11 call placed by Gauldin, who claimed he was babysitting the victim and at least one other child, according to that emergency call, which was obtained by Ohio Community Media. In an audio file of that 9-1-1 call, an emergency dispatcher walks the suspect through the process of
performing CPR several times before medics and authorities arrived at the home. “She fell down the stairs and I need help,” said the man police took into custody. “Her heart is not beating … She is not breathing.” While performing CPR, the suspect can be heard becoming physically ill several times as an unidentified child in the background can be heard crying, “I’m scared!” The child was taken to Upper Valley Medical Center before being flown by CareFlight to Children’s in Dayton, where she remained Friday night.
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ern box midland painted turtles and learn how each has a unique way of surviv• CINDERELLA: ing in their environment. School on the Rock This event is free and open Homeschool Co-op will C o m m u n i t y to the public. present Rodgers & • KITE FLY: The Miami Hammerstein’s Calendar County Park District will “Cinderella,” at 2 p.m. have its “Kreature Kite Fly” Saturday at The Hangar CONTACT US from 1-3 p.m. at Stillwater at First Baptist Church, Prairie Reserve, 9750 State 140 Elva Court, Vandalia. Route 185, north of To purchase tickets, call Covington. A family event Tonja at (937) 233-4374. Call Melody for all ages, participants can All tickets are $8 per percreate a kite on-site or bring Vallieu at son (children 2 and under one from home. Awards will 440-5265 to are free if sitting on a parbe given for: Smallest Kite, ent’s lap). Limited tickets list your free Most Creative Kreature will be available at the Kite, Youngest Kite Flier, calendar door. Proceeds from ticket Most Elder (Oldest) Kite items.You sales help to fund the Flier and Best of Show. high school trip to Boston. can send Judging will take place from • RUMMAGE SALE: A your news by e-mail to 1-2 p.m. Pre-register for the rummage sale, by the email@example.com. program by sending an United Methodist Women, email to register@miamiwill be from 9 a.m. to countyparks.com or call noon at First Place (937) 335-9730, Ext. 115. Christian Center, 16 W. • DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Franklin St., Troy. Many good used items and clothing will be for sale. Proceeds will Park District will have its monthly dog social from 1-3 p.m. at Maple Ridge, be used for mission work. For more inforState Route 185, north of 10430 mation, call 335-2826. Covington. If your dog is nice and plays • FISH FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW well with others, bring them to the park. Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Remember owners are responsible for Ludlow Falls, will offer an all-you-can-eat fish fry and smelt dinner with french fries, their dogs and must clean-up after their pet. Meet at the entrance next to the baked beans and applesauce for $8 from parking lot. For more information, visit the 5-7 p.m. • GROWING UP WILD: A “Growing Up park district’s website at www.miamicountyparks.com. Wild,” Project Wild workshop will be • PRAIRIE BURN: Each spring the offered to children from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Butler Township Fire Department helps at Brukner Nature Center. Through burn part of Aullwood’s prairie. This land Project Wild, Growing Up Wild builds management practice helps to prevent upon the young child’s sense of wonder about nature and the wildlife around them the prairie from reverting back to a forest. Since burning can only be done during and gives you the tools to ensure that specific weather conditions, staff often do natural connection grows. Pack a lunch know the exact day and time when not and bring a wild snack to share. There is the burn will take place. If you are intera $5 fee to cover the cost of hand outs ested in observing the prairie burn, conand supplies. All participants will receive tact Sarah Alverson at Aullwood at (937) a resource book. To register, call BNC at 890-7360, Ext. 18, or 698-6493 or contact Miss June with any firstname.lastname@example.org for more inforquestions or concerns at mation. email@example.com. • BREAKFAST OFFERED: The Come dressed to explore the outdoors. American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be will offer a full all-you-can-eat breakfast offered from 8 a.m. to noon at from 8-11 a.m. for $6. Items available are Ginghamsburg Church, 7695 S. County eggs to order, toast, pancakes, waffles, Road 25-A, Tipp City. Anyone who regisbacon, sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits, ters to donated can take home a “Catch home fries, orange, tomato and apple the Wave and Donate Blood” tumbler. juice, fruit and cinnamon rolls. Breakfast Individuals with eligibility questions are will be followed by an open mic session invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org starting at 2 p.m. or call (800) 388-GIVE or make an • QUARTER AUCTION: The Bethany appointment at www.DonorTime.com. will be having a quarter auction Center • RELAY BENEFIT: An auction, silent beginning at 2 p.m. at 339 South St., auction and performances by Cadillac Piqua. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. to Sam and DJ Jerry Davis will begin at 6 p.m. as part of a Relay For Life fundraiser anyone over 18. Paddles for bidding will be $2 each and food and beverages will at Lloyd Fry’s hangar, 10328 Hardin be available. Road, Piqua, sponsored by Team • WILDFLOWER WALKS: A spring Havenar Family & Friends. Pop and water wildflower walk will be at 2:30 p.m. at will be available or bring your own beverAullwood Audubon Center, Dayton. ages. The $10 fee includes dinner.
• RUMMAGE SALE: The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 622 S. Market St., Troy. All proceeds will benefit veterans’ families in need. • SOCCER REGISTRATION: Miami East Youth Soccer Association registration will be from 10 a.m. to noon at Miami East Elementary. • FISH FRY: The Troy Eagles No. 971 will offer an all-you-can-eat fish fry with fries and coleslaw from 5:30-7 p.m. for $7. • COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: The Troy Masonic Lodge will offer a community breakfast from 7-10 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge dining room, 107 W. Main St., Troy, second floor (use elevator or steps). The meal will include baked sausage, sausage biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, hash browns, juice and coffee. Meals will be for a donation, and proceeds will fund Miami County high school scholarships. • WILDFLOWER WALKS: A spring wildflower walk will be at 2:30 p.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, Dayton. • PLANT SALE: Aullwood’s native plant 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 perennial plants priced at $3.50. Trees and shrubs range from $3.50 to $25. A variety of wildflowers that have been rescued from areas scheduled for development also will be available for purchase. Admission is free.
SUNDAY • TURKEY SHOOT: The Troy VFW Post 5436, 2220 LeFevre Road, will offer a turkey shoot beginning at noon. Sign ups will begin at 11 a.m. The women’s auxiliary will offer an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon for $5. • SUNDAY BREAKFAST: Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a made-toorder breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Everything is a la carte. • EUCHRE TOURNEY: A Euchre tournament will be offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls. Sign up will be at noon and play will be at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $3 per person. • VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Be the first to spot the new arrivals as they make their way north to their breeding grounds from 2-4 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. • CREATURE FEATURE: Turtles will be the feature from 2-3 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. Come visit with the east-
MONDAY • MOMS AND TOTS: The Miami County Park District will have the Trailing Moms & Tots program from 10 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. This program is for expectant mothers, mothers and tots newborn to 5. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. Be sure to dress for the weather. For more information, visit the park district’s website at www.miamicountyparks.com. • POETS CORNER: Poets Corner will be offered at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. Share and discuss any poems that you have written. This workshop serves to stimulate creativity and improve your technique as a poet. Participants will examine the various forms, styles, structures and elements of different poems and use creative writing exercises to explore new ways to approach the art of poetry. • SPECIAL MEETING: There will be a special meeting of the Tipp City Exempted Village Board of Education at 5:30 p.m. at the board of education office, 90 S. Tippecanoe Drive, Tipp City. The purpose of the meeting is for discussion of a TIF request by Granger Group and further discussion of school finances. Civic agendas • Pleasant Hill Board of Public Affairs will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the village council room, 200 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill. • Milton-Union Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the elementary school. • Monroe Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the Township Building. • The Tipp City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center. • The Piqua City Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. • The Troy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the meeting room in Council Chambers. • The Staunton Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Staunton Township building. • Covington Board of Public Affairs will meet at 4 p.m. in the Water Department office located at 123 W. Wright St., Covington. • The Miami County Educational Service Center Governing Board will meet at 5 p.m. at 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy.
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Question: If the election were today, would you vote for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?
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Obama’s incumbency vs. Romney’s hurdles WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality smacked Mitt Romney in the face twice in a 24-hour span. President Barack Obama used the power of the presidency to ring the general election’s opening bell, declaring this week in no uncertain terms that he and his mammoth organization are ready to take on Romney whether the presumptive GOP nominee is ready or not. And despite what he may say, Romney is not. The former Massachusetts governor, who won three more primaries Tuesday and is on track to claim his party’s presidential nomination in June if not before, is facing a challenge of historic proportions. Just one Republican Ronald Reagan has defeated a Democratic incumbent president in the last century. And Romney faces an incumbent with five times more staff, 10 times more money, and the world’s greatest bully pulpit. Using that platform Tuesday, the president criticized Romney by name, telling news executives at the annual meeting of The Associated Press that his likely general election opponent supported a “radical” Republican budget plan he characterized as “thinly veiled social Darwinism.” He accused Republican leaders of becoming so extreme that even Reagan, one of the party’s most cherished heroes, would not win a GOP primary today. The president’s critique came just one day after his campaign launched a TV ad in six general election battleground states that suggested that Romney stood with “Big Oil.” And it all comes amid a Democratic effort to paint Romney as part of a Republican Party that Obama’s party is casting as too conservative for the country. Romney hit back after he won primaries in Wisconsin, Washington, D.C., and Maryland, telling cheering supporters in Milwaukee that the president has become “a little out of touch” after “years of flying around on Air Force One, surrounded by an adoring staff of true believers telling you that you’re great and you’re doing a great job.” Added Romney, “You know, out-of-touch liberals like Barack Obama say they want a strong economy, but in everything they do, they show they don’t like business very much.” With that, the contours of the general election were set and the attack lines unveiled. Each candidate cast the other as too extreme for the center of the country speaking directly to the independents who play a critical role in general elections because they determine who wins close races. The number of independent voters in America has swelled. That means they are a top target for both candidates in what Republican and Democratic operatives alike anticipate will be a close election for reasons that include the country’s increasingly polarized nature. As the incumbent, Obama has a built-in advantage and a huge head start. He has spent months wooing the center of the electorate even as he worked to fire up his Democratic base. Romney has a ton of ground to make up. And, even though he’s been eager to shift his campaign to focus on fundraising, building and advertising for the general election, he doesn’t have the luxury of doing that in earnest just yet. His stubborn Republican opponents, inspired by anti-Romney skepticism from the right flank of the party, aren’t letting him. And that means Romney will continue for a while at least to be at least marginally distracted by an intra-party contest whose outcome has never really been in question.
LETTERS The Oregonian, Portland, on an online consumer privacy bill of rights: As politicians hunker down for a long, bipolar year producing little, citizen-consumers get no vacation from the need to protect their privacy online. Global Payments, which processes transactions for Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, revealed that hackers had stolen 1.5 million credit card numbers. The company acknowledged the breach at least two weeks after it happened. Across the pond, British citizens find their calls, texts,
emails, web searches and other presumably private transactions in the sights of the government headed by Prime Minister David Cameron. Cameron has said it is “vital” for his government to be able to monitor such behavior to stop serious crime and terrorism. While many cases of the sharing of individual data occur with the consent of people who “opt in,” others demonstrate the persistent erosion of rights and privileges for individuals who don’t control their personal information. The U.S. Congress, not sur-
prisingly, is of two minds about all this. Elected officials on both sides of the aisle support legislation addressing cybersecurity and mandating prompt notification of consumers involved in data breaches … there is much to like about the idea of such a bill, which would grant consumers the right to understand and control the use of their personal information by companies with access to it. … In an election year, an online consumer privacy bill isn’t likely to gain traction. But the threats to individual privacy online are rising.
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The 27 things I wish I’d learned before turning 27 Well friends, today marks a very important event in all of our lives. On April 14, 1985, at exactly 6:09 a.m. (or something like that, it was early and probably the last time I’d ever be that alert that early in the morning) I was born. With 27 years under my belt, I can’t help but look back over the years and both laugh and scoff at some of the things I’ve had to learn, refused to learn and am still trying to learn. So while we’re celebrating 27 years of me still being alive, I’d like to offer 27 things I wish I had learned before turning 27. For starters, it’s OK to not know what I want to be when I grow up — yet. The key is to never stop trying to figure it out. Find your passion and never, ever stop doing it. Make big plans, even if you’re not going to follow through with them and go to Canada with your best friends at least once. Unfortunately, some girls will never stop being girls. It doesn’t matter if we’re 15 or 50; some women will forever live in high school (complete with their drinking binges, scandalous
Amanda Stewart Troy Daily News Columnist clothing and boyfriend-stealing ways). Learn your lesson and be done with them. People like that will only bring you down. Everyone will let you down. People you love, will disappoint you and you will disappoint them. This is OK. Learn when to forgive and when to forget. Learn when to stay and know when to walk away. Tequila will never, ever, ever, ever, result in anything good. Never. Ever. If a guy likes you, he will call, because he won’t be able to stand not calling you. Taking shots of 151 on your birthday with your roommate might make you feel cool when you’re doing it, but you will feel
anything but cool the morning after. People will surprise you. Let them, they could be the best thing to happen to your life. No one will ever love me more than my parents. I will never, ever love anyone more than my daughter (and any subsequent children), except for maybe my parents. Some people aren’t meant to be in your life forever. Love hard, enjoy every waking minute and when they leave, be thankful for their footprint. Always tell someone if you love them. Even if it’s not reciprocated, even if it’s just puppy love, even if it’s the completely wrong person, you tell them. Always. Throw life’s rules out the window. Marry your one-night stand, fall in love after three weeks and get hitched in Vegas. Or don’t. The point is to make your own rules, not follow what you think you’re supposed to do. Love your best friends, all of them. It's OK to have different ones; you need them all for different things. My best mom friends understand me in a way
my best college friends cannot; and my college friends remind me of the me I used to be and love the me I am now. For this, I am eternally grateful. Go to Oregon at least once in your life. Believe me, it’s worth the cost of plane tickets Define your own standards of beauty and quit feeling bad about size 12 jeans. You’re beautiful. Watch less television, cook more and eat your veggies. And ice berg lettuce does not count as a salad. It’s water in leaf form. Write more letters and always send thank you cards. People appreciate the little things. And lastly, wear really tall high heels if you want to (even if you’re already tall), get your septum pierced (even if you’re 27 and a mom), dye your hair green (even if you’re 29 and a mom) and go to punk rock concerts when you’re 39. Or don’t. Just be you and own every bit of it.
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PAUL B. ALEXANDER Robin Alexander of Rock Hill, S.C., Charles Alexander and Tracy Harlow of Tipp City, Laura, and Paul Carbine of Kamuela, Hawaii, and sister-in-law, Susie Alexander of New Carlisle. In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his twin brother, Peter Bryan Alexander, and sister, Melissa Marie Alexander. Paul worked as a plumber with Alexander Sewer and Drain Service in Casstown. His hobbies included fishing, landscaping and canoeing. A funeral service will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012, at FisherCheney Funeral Home, Troy, with family presiding. A visitation will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.fisher-cheney funeralhome.com.
TIPP CITY — Paul B. Alexander, age 50, of Tipp City, passed away at 11:58 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2012, at his residence. He was born Aug. 23, 1961, in Bay Shore Long Island, N.Y., the son of the late Marjorie (Brown) Alexander. He is survived by his son, David Alexander of Medway; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Dustin Lea of Tipp City; mother of his children, Connie Wood of New Carlisle; two grandchildren, Michael Lea and Jayden Dumouchel; brothers and sisters; Albert (Alex) and Lydia Alexander of Grand Praire, Texas, Donald and Beth Alexander of Crossville, Tenn., Linda Walters of Troy, Randy and Eileen Alexander of Troy, Deborah and John Bereda of San Antonio, Texas, Daniel and Marsha Alexander of Fairborn, Loyd and
LOWELL E. ‘SHORTY’ WINTROW TROY — Lowell E. “Shorty” Wintrow, age 83, of Troy, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Troy Care & Rehabilitation Center, Troy. He was born on Jan. 29, 1929, in Troy to the late Charles W. Wintrow Sr. and Edith R. (Dixon) Wintrow. His wife, Mary Ann (McDaniel) Wintrow, preceded him in death on July 31, 1997. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Ron Yantis of Casstown; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Pam Wintrow of Troy and Mark Wintrow of Casstown; one brother, Wesley Wintrow of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and his wife, Lowell was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Allen Wintrow, on Feb. 27, 2004; one sister, Juanita Morgan; and one brother, Charles Wintrow II.
Mr. Wintrow was a former member of AmVets, VFW and Troy Fish & Game. He formerly was employed with Troy Sunshade Co. and was a volunteer fireman with Casstown Fire Department for many years. He formerly operated the Casstown Sohio Station with his father and was self-employed with Wintrow’s Body Shop. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Ed Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in Casstown Cemetery, Casstown, Ohio. Friends may call from 58 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Casstown Fire Department. Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome. com.
FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Walter E. Westfall TROY — Walter E. Westfall, age 102, of Troy, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at his son’s residence. Services are pending at Baird Funeral Home, Troy.
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NHS inducts members COVINGTON National Honor Society adviser Bridgit Kerber, high school principal Kenneth Miller and Superintendent David Larson were speakers during the ceremony. The Covington High School choir, under the direction of Andy Stein, presented special music. Also in attendance were middle school principal Josh Long and Dr. Dean Pond, president of the Covington Board of Education. Criteria for election to the society include scholarship, leadership, character, and service. A faculty council serves as the selection committee. 2270132
Covington’s annual National Honor Society induction ceremony was Thursday in the Covington High School gymnasium. The following juniors were inducted into the National Honor Society: Alex Bitner, Ryan Craft, Lindsey Frantz, Cassie Ingle, Ben Sherman and Casey Yingst. These new members were welcomed into the society by current senior members Caitlyn Crawford, Steven Blei and Hannah Pond (president), and junior members Jamie Crowell, Bryant Hicks, Jenna Rindler (treasurer), Sam Slusher, Trent Tobias, Shelby Waag (secretary), and Michael Wilson (vice president).
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ABOVE: B-25 Yankee Warrior lifts off from Grimes Field in Urbana Friday. Yankee Warrior is one of more than 20 World War II-era “Mitchell” bombers that will on display at the airport through the weekend. RIGHT: B-25 Pacific Princess is parked at Grimes Field in Urbana Friday. The Urbana event coincides with the 70th anniversary of the Doolittle Raiders Tokyo raid and the final reunion of the five surviving Raiders taking place at The National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton next week.
Kimpel enters guilty plea Pleads to single charge, other Shelby County charges dismissed BY KATHY LEESE Ohio Community Media Suspended Shelby County Sheriff Dean Kimpel entered a guilty plea to a single felony charge in Shelby County Common Pleas Court Friday and shortly thereafter a judge in Auglaize County denied a motion to dismiss a sexual battery charge against him or suppress testimony in that case. Kimpel pleaded guilty to a single charge of unauthorized use of a computer or a telecommunications device, amended from the previous charge of unauthorized use of a government computer. Four other felony counts in the Shelby County case were dismissed. Kimpel appeared before Miami County Judge Robert Lindeman, appointed as judge in the Shelby County case after Judge James Stevenson recused himself. Kimpel was indicted by a Shelby County grand jury Sept. 29 on five counts of unauthorized use of the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) law enforcement computer system after he allegedly looked up background on several individuals for personal reasons not related to his duties as sheriff. OHLEG is a secure, webbased tool administered by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and allows law enforcement to obtain information regarding criminals and crime related matters. Kimpel was alleged to have looked up information on former Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Jodi Van Fossen, who had alleged that Kimpel sexually assaulted her in her home in Auglaize County; Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Cami Frey; Dawn Robinson of Fairborn, whom Kimpel allegedly looked up from his home computer; and Angela Gordon, formerly of Sidney and now reportedly living in Prestonsburg, Ky., whom Kimpel looked up on two occasions. Other than Robinson, Kimpel looked up the other women from his Sheriff’s Office computer. The charge is a felony in the fifth degree. On Friday, Lindeman made sure Kimpel understood the agreement and the possible
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Dean Kimpel, right, prepares to leave the Shelby County Common Pleas Court with his attorney Mike Rumer after entering a guilty plea to one felony count before Judge Robert Lindeman Friday. sentence he faces by pleading guilty. Among conditions of his plea, Kimpel faces six months to one year in jail and a $2,500 fine when sentenced June 8, and will officially resign as sheriff that day and never be able to work in law enforcement again in his lifetime. As a convicted felon, he will not be allowed to possess a weapon and has been ordered to have no contact with Van Fossen. A presentence investigation will be conducted prior to sentencing. Following the hearing in Shelby County early Friday afternoon, another hearing was held in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court in Wapakoneta regarding a motion to dismiss the case against Kimpel in that county and suppress testimony. Although attorneys for both sides thought they had reached an agreement in the case, Judge Frederick Pepple had some things to say and ultimately refused to either dismiss the case or suppress testimony. Pepple met behind closed doors for almost an hour with attorneys for both sides, discussing the importance of rendering a decision on the Garrity issue in the case. (A so-called Garrity warning is given to law enforcement officers and public officials during the course of an investigation.) After moving to open court, Pepple sternly told those present that the internal affairs investigation involving Kimpel and issues involving sexual harass-
ment and a hostile work environment at the Sheriff’s Office were conducted by two Licking County deputies who “were not appointed by the prosecutor’s office in Shelby County (and) were not deputized” by Kimpel. He noted the deputies had no authority to grant immunity and that Kimpel was not granted immunity. He observed that Kimpel was an elected official and that the Garrity warning “does not apply to an elected official (and) it certainly does not apply to an elected official who hand-picks the officials who will investigate.” Pepple described Kimpel’s actions as “against public policy,” explaining that Kimpel could have at any time said to the investigating deputies, ‘sorry guys, you’re out of here.’” “It is hardly an independent investigation when the target of the investigation (Kimpel) asks the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association to investigate himself,” Pepple said. “Public policy does not allow this.” Stating he wanted it on the record, Pepple said, “It is important that (in this) state, officials know that Garrity rights do not apply to them,” referring to elected officials. “It doesn’t work that way. … Garrity does not apply to the sheriff.” Kimpel appeared redfaced during Pepple’s comments. “The motion to suppress is denied. The motion to dis-
miss is denied,” Pepple stated. He then held up a file and asked the attorneys if they realized that if he was to dismiss the case, that Kimpel could immediately return to office as Shelby County Sheriff with full powers. Citing the law on the matter, Pepple said the case should be continued until sentencing was completed in Shelby County and then a ruling could be made in the Auglaize County case. Special Prosecutor Gary Nasal of Miami County told Pepple that “the parties have agreed that this case would be dismissed with prejudice.” Nasal said his office had held “extensive conversations with the (alleged) victim” about the matter. Nasal said the agreement was “pursuant to plea negotiations in Shelby County.” The case was continued until June 8, at which time the judge will rule on the case. Zachary Maisch, an attorney for Kimpel, declined to comment on either court case Friday because the Auglaize County case has been continued. Nasal said, “I’ll reserve my comment until after sentencing in Shelby (County).” Van Fossen had accused then-Sheriff Kimpel of sexually assaulting her at her home in Auglaize County in 2010. In December, a lawsuit was settled involving Kimpel and former Shelby County Sheriff’s Capt. Michael Eilerman, who were both sued by Van Fossen regarding alleged sexual harassment of her while she worked at the Sheriff’s Office. It was settled for $105,000. Last fall, Shelby County Republican officials publicly called for Kimpel to step down, which he refused to do. Following Kimpel’s indictments, Nasal called for the Ohio Supreme Court to suspend him from office, the first time such action was taken in the state of Ohio. Kimpel stepped aside, voluntarily accepting the suspension and the Ohio Supreme Court then ruled in favor of Nasal’s request. Former Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart of Jackson Center was then named to serve as acting sheriff and is running for the post in the November election. During his suspension, Kimpel has continued to receive his full Sheriff’s Office salary, which will end immediately after he is sentenced in June.
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How to run a megachurch? With help Big staff indispensable in creating intimate atmosphere NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On just about any Sunday, as many as 10,000 people may fill the pews of The Potter’s House, Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Dallas-area megachurch. Believers say he has an uncanny way of connecting with his audience anyway. “It doesn’t matter about the size,” says Faith Johnson, a 13year member. “It’s almost like nobody else is in that church, but me.” It takes some help for leaders of the largest megachurches and national ministries to make believers reject the idea that a smaller church is more intimate and personable. A big staff of associate pastors and elders is indispensable. Steve Doubet is an elder at Jakes’ church. He says Jakes and his wife, Serita, are down-toearth people who create a friendly, intimate atmosphere that “rolls down through their associate pastors and right on into the pews.” “I love this place because it feels intimate and it feels small,” Doubet said. “Week … to week, whoever you’re sitting next to, they’re open. You can attend churches that are tiny, and are so uptight, you don’t want to go back.” Jakes is undoubtedly busy. Besides ministering at Potter’s House and satellites nationwide, he speaks abroad, is a bestselling author, and also produces movies. His film “Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day” debuts this month, and “Sparkle,” the last movie featuring the late Whitney Houston, is scheduled for release in August. Jakes and other mega-pastors credit their ability to stay in touch with their members to strong church leadership. For instance, Jakes has 12 associate pastors and numerous elders. Doubet said the congregation
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In this Feb. 28, 2010, file photo, Bishop T.D. Jakes shakes the hand of Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative graduates during service at The Potter's House in Dallas. On just about any Sunday, as many as 10,000 people may fill the pews of Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Dallas-area megachurch. Some believers say he has an uncanny way of connecting with his audience anyway. still receives a strong message on the rare occasion that Jakes can’t preach. “It’s important for him to have heavy hitters to be able to come in after him,” Doubet said. “Because after you’ve attended the church there for a while, you have an expectation that you’re going to get really well fed. His associate pastors all can hit it over the fence.” Despite his hectic schedule, Jakes says he takes time to personally oversee funerals and even makes hospital visits. “I enjoy being there for the family in times of crisis to try to stir them and encourage them in a personal one-on-one way,” he said. “I take very seriously my responsibility to feed the flock. We … provide every service that we did when we were still small churches.” Pastor and gospel singer Marvin Winans has a congregation of about 4,500 at Perfecting Church in Detroit. Winans, who gave Whitney Houston’s eulogy in February and preached at a megachurch in Nashville last
month, said part of having an effective ministry is having dependable disciples. “It cannot be a one-man show in order for it to properly work,” he said. “The first thing Jesus did was get some disciples … for the work of the ministry to carry on.” Pastor Matthew Cork knew he’d have to rely more on his leadership when his nearly 6,000-member Friends Church in Yorba Linda, Calif., committed to building 200 schools in India over the next 10 years for dalit children, who are part of the country’s lowest caste. He’s also promoting a book and movie about the number of dalits who end up being trafficked as sex slaves. “We have a teaching team, so I’m not teaching every week, which gives me freedom to do some of the other things that I do,” said Cork, who speaks about twice a month at his church. “It’s worked great for me and my schedule.” James Hudnut-Beumler, dean of Vanderbilt University Divinity
School in Nashville, said a church’s pastoral staff is one factor considered by people deciding whether to attend a megachurch or a much smaller congregation. “Do they want a great spiritual leader who is a charismatic preacher who can move lots of people, or do they want someone they can talk to about the fact they’ve lost a job, or a relative?” he said. Another issue, he said, is the amount of involvement. A person who wants to just observe the service may not be able to blend in unnoticed at a small church like they would at one with hundreds of people. “They’re going to notice you and ask you to lead Sunday school, or usher,” HudnutBeumler said. “There is virtually no dropping in and just sort of observing church. With a megachurch, you can stand on the periphery and have great service.” Angela Nevertheless, Bingham says she enjoys the intimate atmosphere at Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist
Church in Murfreesboro, Tenn., which has a membership of about 230. “You’re not just a number,” said the 49-year-old school teacher, who has attended the church most of her life. “They know you by name, by face.” In Chesapeake, Va., Martez Layton acknowledges it’s possible to “feel like a number” at the 7,500-member Mount Lebanon Baptist Church that he and his wife, Woodrina, attend. But he said they don’t because they’re both active. The couple, who have been married for over 20 years, heads a marriage counseling ministry. “It’s being involved in the activities in the church is where you begin to build your relationship,” he said. “It’s not like … we can have a dinner after church and everybody get to know each other.” Like many megachurches, Layton said he enjoys having abundant resources. For instance, he said the church fed 400 families for Thanksgiving. “I know at a small church there’s no way you can feed 400 families,” he said. But others say just because a church doesn’t have “mega” in front of it, doesn’t mean it’s ineffective. Richard W. Sibert is pastor of Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Despite the size of the church, he said it’s about the business of caring for its members, and the community. “Smaller churches are utilizing their talents and abilities on a smaller scale,” he said. “Some of them are actually more together than the megachurches.” St. Mark’s United At Methodist Church in Laurel, Md., where Robbie Morganfield is pastor, only about 150 people regularly attend the service. But Morganfield still has a vision to build a community center adjacent to the church and believes it can be done if his members commit themselves. “I think you can be a small church and have a mega-ministry,” he said. “It’s about vision. A hundred people … can do a lot of stuff if they’re really committed.”
Violins tell story of Holocaust CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When a musician plays a violin long enough, the instrument is imprinted with its owner’s way of making sound. If someone else picks it up, they learn to play it in a way that honors its history. So when David Russell places a violin played in the World War II concentration camp of Auschwitz under his chin, he lets the violin tell him how to do it. The Auschwitz violin and 17 others with connections to the vanished world of Europe’s prewar Jewish communities are part of a new exhibit and performance series called “Violins of Hope.” “When the violinists in ‘Violins of Hope’ play these instruments and they find how to make these instruments sound their best, they’re actually bringing back patterns from the for-
mer performers who used to play them,” said Russell, a music professor at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. “So we get an imprint, as it were, of that person. They’re with us, they’re in the concert.” “Violins of Hope” opens Monday at UNC Charlotte Center City and will remain on view through April 20 and again April 22-24. The program includes related exhibits at other museums and several performances using the violins. The project’s final concert will take place April 21 at the Charlotte Symphony, with noted violinist Shlomo Mintz taking part. The violins were first played publicly in 2008 in Jerusalem and then exhibited and played in 2010 in Sion, Switzerland. They’ve never before been exhibited or played together in North
America. Some violins were played at concentration camps; others were used to play klezmer music, a lively, soulful Jewish folk music popular in prewar Eastern Europe. The Holocaust all but extinguished the klezmer tradition but it’s had a revival in the U.S. in recent decades. All the violins were restored by master violin maker Amnon Weinstein, 73, who says the violins provide a way to teach young people about the Holocaust, in which about 6 million Jews and 5 million others were murdered by Nazis. “It’s very important. I hope people will understand,” said Weinstein, who believes 400 of his family members died in the Holocaust “You cannot bring in dead people. But the violins speak for the people.”
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Corner of W. Rt. 55 & Barnhart Rd.
35 S. County Rd. 25A, Troy I-75 at Exit 69
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937-339-3117 - www.troynaz.net
Pastors Gilbert and Phyllis Welbaum
SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:45 a.m. Worship
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ice/Yom H’ashoah observance at 10 a.m. April 21. The synagogue is located at 320 Caldwell St. in TROY — A chicken pot Piqua. pie dinner will be offered For more information, from 4-6:30 p.m. April 21 at visit the website at the Troy View Church of www.ansheemeth.org or God, 1770 N. County Road call (937) 547-0092. 25-A, Troy. Dinner will include chicken pot pie, mashed Revival services potatoes, green beans, corn, upcoming tossed salad and dessert. Adult meals will be $6, WEST MILTON — The children 4-12 are $4 and West Milton Nazarene those 3 years and under Church, 151 W. Baker are free. Road, will have revival services nightly at 7 p.m. Services set April 18-21, and at 10:30 a.m. April 22. at synagogue The Rev. Jim Dodds will PIQUA — Congregation be the guests speaker and the community is invited to Anshe Emeth will hold a combination Shabbat serv- attend.
Pot pie dinner planned
Saturday, April 14, 2012
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Hybrid, electric cars see record sales DETROIT (AP) — Americans are buying record numbers of hybrid and electric cars as gas prices climb and new models arrive in showrooms, giving the vehicles their greatest share yet of the U.S. auto market. Consumers bought a record 52,000 gas-electric hybrids and all-electric cars in March, up from 34,000 during the same month last year. The two categories combined made up 3.64 percent of total U.S. sales, their highest monthly market share ever, according to Ward’s AutoInfoBank. The previous high was 3.56 percent in July 2009, when the Cash for Clunkers program encouraged people to trade in old gas guzzlers for more fuelefficient cars. And while their share of the market remains small, it’s a big leap from the start of the year, when hybrids and electrics made up 2.38 percent of new car sales. Buyers were drawn by new models like the Toyota Prius C
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A Nissan Leaf tops off its battery in Central Point, Ore., March 16 at one of the charging stations along Interstate 5. U.S. car buyers bought a record number of hybrid and electric cars in March 2012, as new models went on sale and gas prices neared $4 per gallon. subcompact, the Prius V wagon and Camry hybrid. Gas prices near or above $4 per gallon added to the cars’ attraction. David Martin, a Denver soft-
ware engineer, estimates he’ll save at least $150 per month on gas with his new Chevrolet Volt compared with the 2010 Acura TSX he replaced. Martin expects gas
prices to stay high, a factor that heavily influenced his purchase. “As the cost of gasoline rises, my future savings can only increase,” he said. Stronger sales of the Volt and the Nissan Leaf were a positive sign for electric car makers. The two vehicles have struggled to gain acceptance from buyers worried about how far they can drive on a battery charge. Another concern: Volt maker General Motors Co. had to change the car’s charging system because its batteries caught fire after government crash tests. GM sold just 7,671 Volts last year, below its goal of 10,000. But in March, it set a new monthly record of 2,289 for the Volt, an electric car with a small backup gas engine. Sales of the all-electric Leaf nearly doubled to 579. The Volt got a boost from California’s decision to make it eligible for high-occupancy vehicle lanes. Starting March 1, buyers with a low-emissions Volt
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Great Dane/Walker mix, brown/white, male, 11 months *Harley was released to us by his owner. He was actually adopted from us a few months ago and was returned when he was due to be neutered. Harley is now available for adoption. The previous owner stated that he is good with kids and housebroken. Harley is a nice looking big boy, with a whole lot of energy! MIAMI COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER ADOPTION FEES AND PROCEDURES — Dogs: $62.00 un-neutered, $32.00 neutered All dogs adopted will be given their first distemper shot and first dose of worm medicine. The license fee is included. With an adoption you will receive a coupon for a free health exam at the Miami Co. veterinarian of your choice. The adoption fee also includes a $30.00 neuter deposit. All dogs adopted from the shelter are required to be neutered by the vet of your choice within 45 days from the date of adoption or by the time the puppy reaches 6 mos of age. Neutering (of pets adopted from our shelter) is MANDATORY by law.
Call 332-6919 or Visit The Miami County Animal Shelter, 1110 N. 25-A, Troy
“Piper” 6 mos. Female Torti DMH Spayed/Tested/First Vaccs. Piper is an elegant young lady who is very friendly and looking for her forever home. Come visit her at the Petco Store in Troy.
All Miami County Humane Society kitties are tested for FeLV/FIV and neutered.
Miami County Humane Society Contact: Teresa Lynn (937) 623-0176
Echo Hills Kennel Club
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could use the HOV lane and get a $1,500 state tax credit on top of a $7,500 federal tax credit. GM said a quarter of the Volts it sold last month were sold in California. Edward Ang, of Cupertino, Calif., has been planning to buy a Volt since GM first announced it would make the car, but he waited until it qualified for the HOV sticker. He bought a Volt last month and now makes his 10mile commute without using any gas. He used to drive a 2004 Prius. “I made a promise to myself that if they bring it to market, I will get one,” said Ang, an engineering manager. Gas prices helped sales. The nationwide average for a gallon of gas jumped 19 cents in March, from $3.73 to $3.92, and it crossed the $4 mark in California even earlier. The $4 mark was a significant psychological milestone for some buyers, said Paul Lacy, who forecasts sales trends for consulting firm IHS Automotive.
Reports point to a healing housing market NEW YORK (AP) — Earnings reports from two major banks Friday painted a picture of a healing housing market, with more Americans taking out mortgages, paying them on time and taking advantage of low interest rates to refinance. At JPMorgan Chase, the biggest bank in the United States, income from new home loans set a record from January through March. The bank issued 6 percent more mortgages than a year ago and got 33 percent more applications. Wells Fargo, which issues the most home loans, booked the most mortgage fees since 2009. It issued 54 percent more mortgages than a year ago and took 84 percent more applications. A healthier housing market is welcome news. Housing has been the biggest drag on the economic recovery, while other segments, such as manufacturing and consumer spending, have held up or grown. Home prices are still falling, though more slowly than in the past several years, and more than half a million American homes were in the foreclosure process at the end of March, according to RealtyTrac. Still, stronger mortgage business helped JPMorgan and Wells Fargo beat Wall Street expectations for first-quarter earnings. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon boasted that the bank had originated 200,000 mortgages in the quarter.
Two key factors helped: The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage dropped to 3.87 percent in February, the lowest since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s. Rates have stayed low: This week, the average is 3.88 percent. Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf said the housing market is close to a “tipping point” at which it can take off. “When you have the dynamics of higher rental rates and lower home values at great financing rates, there’s a point in time where the market’s going to clear and you’re going to see improvement,” Stumpf said. Some markets, he said, Texas, Northern like California and Washington, D.C., have already reached that point. Job growth in January and February was some of the strongest since the Great Recession, and the unemployment rate has fallen to 8.2 percent, the lowest since January 2009. At Wells Fargo, 15 percent of mortgage applications came from the government’s Home Affordable Refinance Program, which helps Americans who owe more than their property is worth get more affordable loans. “It is great to see people who have made their payments every month even though they are underwater, or hugely underwater,” Stumpf said. “And now to be able to help them put a few hundred dollars extra in their pocket every month, that is terrific.”
Can stocks extend first-quarter streak? NEW YORK (AP) — The zigzag in the stock market this past week may leave you wondering queasily: Will this quarter build on the blockbuster gains from the start of the year or wipe them away? History suggests the winning streak will continue. Over the past 30 years, strong quarters like the one that ended in March have tended to be followed by more gains. Smaller gains, usually, but gains nonetheless. From 1982, the start of what some consider the modern era of investing, through the end of last year, there were 17 quarters in which the Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 10 percent or more. Only twice were those gains followed by a losing quarter. In both cases, the loss was small: 1.1 percent and 0.1 percent. The other 15 times, the average gain in the subsequent quarter was 6.6 percent.
The two losses both came when the economy was just emerging from recession, periods that are ripe for market bumpiness as investors try to gauge whether the worst really is behind them. This time around, the recession has been over for almost three years. And though the market has had quarterly swings, it has moved mostly higher. Investors are betting that a steady, if unimpressive, expansion is under way. The S&P gained 12 percent from January through March, its best first quarter since 1998. That followed a gain of 11 percent in the quarter before, from October through December. And the record is also promising when the market racks up two consecutive double-digit quarters. It’s happened three other times since 1982. Each time was followed by a third quarterly gain averaging about 5 percent.
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Dear Annie: I read the letter from "Upstate New York Where It's 20 Degrees Outside." He said his wife has hot flashes and wants to set the thermostat down, but he likes it at 74 so he can run around in his underwear. She's ready to move out. He thinks she's being selfish. We also are from upstate New York, and I think he is the selfish one. He can dress in layers, put on a sweater or buy himself a parka. On the other hand, there is just so much that she can take off. Yes, he may pay the bills, but I wonder who cooks, cleans, does the laundry, shops and cares for the children. — Long-Time Reader, First-Time Responder Dear Long-Time Reader: That letter made a lot of readers "hot" under the collar. Read on for more: From Wisconsin: Tell him to turn the heat down and put the money he saves toward those mortgage payments he is so smug about. Better yet, donate it to a charity that helps cover energy bills for those who aren't able to pay them. Boston: I have never in my long life said this to anyone, but what a jerk! My husband and I have had this same problem. Our thermostat is set at 69. He wears sweats and warm slippers, and I wear T-shirts. This is not about who pays the mortgage, but about your attitude toward your partner. Indiana: No one needs to suffer from hot flashes. As soon as my doctor prescribed an antidepressant, it was like someone flipped a switch. Chicago: As a woman in her eighth year of hot flashes and night sweats, I have learned some coping skills. Many women cannot take hormone replacement. I have found some relief in yoga, breathing techniques and mindful meditation. I suggest the wife find a room she can call her own and keep it at a temperature that is comfortable for her. This time is a natural progression in women's lives and should be embraced. I hope her journey is a short one. California: Thirty years ago, due to surgery, I had hot flashes. An acquaintance told me her obgyn recommended vitamin E. It worked! It took six weeks to kick in, but, oh, the relief! Georgia: I urge you to exercise extreme caution in recommending natural remedies for hot flashes. These treatments are unregulated and can contain a variety of harmful substances, and they don't have to have any of these on their labels. People should be very careful. For further information, contact the Centers for Disease Control toxicology division in Atlanta. Upstate New York: What an inconsiderate husband. It's his choice to wear nothing around the house, so he should be willing to suffer the consequences. We keep our house at 65 degrees. Sweaters and slippers are comfortable and healthier than 74 degrees. We sleep well and even better when I get the gas bill. Last time I checked, it was "our" house, not "my" house. California: I have had brief hot flashes since 2008. They only seem to last forever. I have a hand fan by my bed and recliner, and I carry a folding one in my purse. In the winter, I step outside for a few minutes. I take care of myself without inconveniencing anyone else, but I will be glad when they are over. Florida: I've been in that gentleman's shoes for a number of years and had the same complaint. Six months ago, however, I suffered male hot flashes as a result of a hormone imbalance. Having been on the other side, I can tell him that it is a very unpleasant experience and one over which you have no control. Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to email@example.com, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
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HINTS FROM HELOISE
It’s time to get rid of that bath mat grime Dear Readers: How to get rid of that slimy, black grime on a rubber bath mat? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! Fill your washing machine with hot water and a glug or two of bleach, and toss in the mat. You might want to add a couple of bleach-safe towels for scrubbing action. Run the washer through its normal cycles, and let the mat air-dry. To help prevent mildew from reappearing, be sure to pull up the mat after every shower and let it dry by hanging it over a towel rod, or attach it to the wall. Want to clean your feather duster? Head outside with a heavyweight bag, the duster and a box of cornstarch. Pop the duster
Hints from Heloise Columnist and cornstarch into the bag, hold the bag closed tightly and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. You can find these and lots more money-saving hints in my Heloise’s Homemade Cleaning Solutions pamphlet. To order, send $5 and a long, self-addressed, stamped (65 cents) envelope to: Heloise/Cleaning Solutions, P.O.
Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. FYI: Sprinkle a bit of cornstarch in socks to keep feet comfortable and dry, or in smelly tennies or boots. — Heloise PET PAL Dear Readers: Paul in Hammond, Ind., sent a picture of his rat terrier, Hannah, surrounded by her dozens of bear friends. You have to look closely to see Hannah! If you’d like to try to find her and our other Pet Pals, visit www.Heloise.com and click on “Pets.” — Heloise EASY READ Hello, Heloise: I met you last year in Houston at the Cooking Show. I had the hint for watering plants with ice cubes. I really
enjoyed the get-together and meeting you — it was the highlight of my year! Here is my latest hint: I can’t see the level markings on the inside of the caps of laundrydetergent bottles. Before I use the tops, I mark the inside lines using black permanent marker on the light-colored caps, and white liquid paper on the dark-colored caps. Makes it so much easier to put the right amount in each load. — Marlene M., Pearland, Texas Hi, Marlene, it’s nice to hear from you. We did have fun during our girls’ meet and greet with you and the other winners who had submitted hints! — Heloise
Saturday, April 14, 2012
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HOROSCOPE Saturday, April 14, 2012 Luck could come your way in the year ahead, in some most unusual ways and at some very odd times. At the moment you’re ready to throw in the towel, you’ll discover the cavalry arriving just in time. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — When making some big plans, if you inconvenience another without his or her knowledge, you will have a lot of unpleasant explaining to do. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Using excessive flattery to win someone to your side could backfire. You may think that praising the person will do the trick, but he or she will only feel manipulated. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — You could be extremely wasteful with your money when trying to impress another, and sadly it isn’t likely to work. The party in question isn’t interested in showmanship, just friendship. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — When participating in a social activity that has some competitive elements, don’t allow winning to become unduly important. It’ll only make you look bad. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Be sure to look at your problems realistically and not through an optimistic lens. If you try to kid yourself, you could do more harm than good in the long run. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Business and pleasure aren’t likely to make a congenial mix, especially if you try to make a pitch to someone who is only interested in having a good time. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — In order for any partnership to be successful, both parties must possess a strong sense of purpose. Dealing with a split decision is only likely to spell failure. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Being a bit gullible at present, there is a strong possibility that you could believe everything you hear. Don’t allow someone’s exaggerations to cause you to feel inferior. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Lady Luck is likely to treat you in a fickle manner, so it isn’t very smart to depend on her too heavily, especially where your gambling urges are concerned. Play it safe. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Because of your inclination to expect more from others or situations than you should, you’ll have only yourself to blame if you end up being severely disappointed. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — A behavior pattern that comfortably fits a close friend is not necessarily tailored to suit your requirements, so don’t copy it. Live within your own comfort zone. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — You’re likely to be rather thrifty when it comes to insignificant expenditures, while at the same time you’ll have strong urges to blow your entire budget on something meaningless. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.
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U.S. overture to North Korea fizzles with rocket launch WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s hopes of using diplomacy to defuse an unpredictable, nuclear-equipped North Korea fizzled with that country’s failed rocket launch, leaving Obama with little to show for his overture to the new North Korean leader. The launch Friday, in defiance of U.S. and international demands, scuttled a once-promising deal to exchange much-needed U.S. food aid for nuclear concessions and the prospect of broader disarmament talks. Obama had insisted that “bad behavior” would not be rewarded and now has few options to restart negotiations without appearing to let North Korea off the hook. Obama told an interviewer Friday that the launch would only serve to further cut off North Korea from the rest of the world and shows the regime is willing to waste money on “rockets that don’t work at a time when their people are starving.” He said in the interview with the Spanish-language TV network “Telemundo” that the U.S. would work with other nations to further isolate North Korea and “keep the pressure on them,” although he was not specific. Almost immediately after the launch, Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney accused Obama of trying to appease North Korea by dangling a food aid deal “that proved to be as nave as it was short-lived.” The White House responded tartly. Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes was
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asked whether the launch represented a failure of administration efforts to engage the North’s new rulers. “Absolutely not,” he said. “What this administration has done is broken the cycle of rewarding provocative actions by the North Koreans that we’ve seen in the past.” North Korea’s attempt to launch a rocket with what the North Koreans said was a satellite attached ended in failure when the rocket disintegrated over the Yellow Sea. Western nations have said the launch was a cover for the testing of a longrange missile. The Obama administration is trying to shift its foreign policy emphasis toward Asia, home of most of the world’s fastest-developing economies and markets, and had hoped that even modest improvements in relations with North Korea could help. The impoverished, heavily militarized autocracy is a looming threat to U.S. allies like South Korea and Japan. It is an irritant in U.S. relations with regional powerhouse China. A sudden leadership change in North Korea seemed to improve the odds of better footing with the regime, one of the pariah nations former President George W. Bush placed on his “axis of evil” 10 years ago. The food deal reached Feb. 29 was supposed to open the way for new talks that could eventually broker an end to North Korea’s nuclear weapons program and the proliferation risk it poses.
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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Saturday, April 14, the 105th day of 2012. There are 261 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On April 14, 1912, the British liner RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40 p.m. ship’s time and began sinking. (The ship went under two hours and 40 minutes later with the loss of 1,514 lives.) On this date: In 1828, the first edition of Noah Webster’s “American
Dictionary of the English Language” was published. In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth during a performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in W ashington. In 1902, James Cash Penney opened his first store, The Golden Rule, in Kemmerer, Wyo. In 1939, the John Steinbeck novel “The Grapes of Wrath” was first published by Viking Press.
In 1981, the first test flight of America’s first operational space shuttle, the Columbia, ended successfully with a landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. One year ago: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi rolled defiantly through the streets of Tripoli the same day NATO air strikes shook the city. Today’s Birthdays: Country singer Loretta Lynn is 80. Retired MLB All-Star Pete Rose is 71. Actor Adrien Brody is 39.
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Sunday April 15th Local realtors will be hosting Multiple Open Houses There will be something for everyone! Look in the Saturday, April 14th Piqua Daily Call Edition & the Sunday, April 15th Troy Daily News Edition to see the areas largest Open House Weekend! 2273296
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Garage Sale LAURA, 3265 South State Route 721 (between Laura and Potsdam), Saturday only, 10am-? Nascar, household goods, antiques, costume jewelry, miscellaneous.
MCCARTYVILLE, 13465 Renee Drive, Thursday, April 19, Friday, April 20, 9am-4pm, Saturday, April 21, 9am-Noon. 70 years of accumulated goods must go! Furniture, tools, antiques, pool table, dishes, appliances, craft & gardening supplies, Christmas. IMMACULATE SALE!
TROY, 1642 Brook Park Road. Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm. Kids clothes, TV, Dishwasher, Trailer, Bunk Beds, Miscellaneous household items.
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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 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, 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.
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 622 S Market Street. (American Legion Post 43.) Saturday 9-3. RAIN OR SHINE!!! Rummage Sale.
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, 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. ✝❀✝❀✝❀✝❀✝❀✝❀✝❀✝❀✝
In Loving Memory 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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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.
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LOST: CAT, $250 reward! Silver stripped, short hair, white paws and neck, female. Indoor only, lives at soup kitchen, (937)451-1334.
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.
BABYSITTER Needed, 2 children ages 8 & 9, for summer, 1st shift, call (937)718-3336
235 General Propane service tech/ delivery driver. CDL-B w/Tank/Haz 1-3 yrs experience. Clean MVR – verifiable work history. Full time. Excellent pay w/benefits 800-686-2928 x144
NOTICE Investigate in full before sending money as an advance fee. For further information, call or write:
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✥✦✥✦✥✦✥✦✥ 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.
✥✦✥✦✥✦✥✦✥ Estimator/ Project Coordinator Local paving company seeking an individual experienced in asphalt & excavation capable of compiling an estimate and over seeing the completion of such projects. Call 937-606-1123 *Drug Free Workplace*
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Nitto Denko Automotive is an automotive supplier of seals, gaskets, adhesives, and sound insulation materials. We are seeking qualified applicants for the following positions.
Local striping company seeking an individual experienced in parking lot striping. To include layout and operating of airless paint stripers. Call 937-606-1123
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.
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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.
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.
Production Supervisor and Shipping Supervisor These positions are responsible for 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.
Data Entry Clerk responsibilities include data entry, filing, creating & running reports. Other clerical duties as assigned. Production-Assemblers & Machine Operators must be self motivated and work well with others. 2nd and 3rd shifts available. Interested candidates should submit a resume with the salary requirements to: Attn: HR Manager PO Box 740 Piqua, OH 45356 Fax: 937-773-2089 Lee_Fearnley@oh.nitto.com
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DRIVERS Schindewolf Express, Inc. Hiring Company Drivers and Owner Operators.
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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.
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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
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Professional Opportunity 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. UTILITY TREE WORKERS/ PESTICIDE APPLICATORS Needed ASAP, call Dave at: (937)875-0470 or email: david@ vegtechservices.com
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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 ✙●✙●✙●✙●✙●✙●✙●✙
FLEET MECHANIC Continental Express Inc. has immediate need for a Mechanic for day shift. Will perform preventative maintenance and repairs on semi tractors and/or trailers. Must be mechanically inclined, dependable and have own tools. Experience on tractor trailers preferred but not required. We offer: • Competitive Pay & Benefits • Uniforms • 401k with match • Direct Deposit • Vacation and Holiday Pay
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:
Continental Express Inc.
10450 State Route 47 Sidney, Ohio 45365
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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Piqua Manor 1840 West High Street, Piqua Oh 45356 or fax to 937-773-4836.
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
1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
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12.89 ACRES, corner lot 19100 Middleton-Hume Road, Sidney. Call or email (937)638-6482, RonL3r@aol.com
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(937)216-5806 EversRealty.net 2 BEDROOM in Troy, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, no pets. $525. (937)573-7908 $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.
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 PIQUA, 1817 West Parkway, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, stove furnished, CA, nonsmoking, no pets, $525 month + $525 deposit, (937)441-3921.
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1 & 2 Bedroom apts. $410 to $450 NO PETS Park Regency Apartments 1211 West Main (937)216-0398 TROY, 2 bedroom townhouse, 1-1/2 bath, all appliances, washer/dryer, AC, patio, garage. No pets, no metro. $535 (937)339-4655. TROY, Westbrook, 1/2 double, 3 bedroom. $650 month plus deposit. 1 year lease no pets, non smoking, (513)478-9913 WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $485 month plus deposit (937)216-4233
2, 3 & 4 BEDROOM houses available, Piqua, $ 5 5 0 - $ 7 5 0 , (937)778-9303 days, (937)604-5417 evenings.
535 Farm Supplies/Equipment
TRACTOR, Massey Ferguson model 165, gas, 50 HP, power steering, live PTO, only 3714 hours, great shape, (937)295-2899.
560 Home Furnishings LIFT CHAIR, like new; walker; shower bench; dresser with mirror; bed frame; end table; cardio glide. (937)339-9815
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Hall Nominees Wendell Scott and Rusty Wallace are among the five new nominees announced Wednesday for the 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame class. Also added to the nominee list was Anne Bledsoe France, wife of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. She was NASCAR’s first treasurer and secretary, and is the first woman nominated for the Hall of Fame. Engine builder Ray Fox also was nominated, as was sponsor executive Ralph Seagraves. Scott won the 1963 race at Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Fla., for the only victory of his 495 career starts. A former taxi driver, he became the first black driver to become a full-time competitor in NASCAR. He ranked 33rd on the list for career starts, and accumulated 20 top-five finishes and 147 top-10 finishes. Wallace was the 1989 Cup champion, and is eighth on the career list with 55 victories.
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Samsung Mobile 500 Site: Fort Worth, Texas. Schedule: Saturday, race, 7:30 p.m. (FOX, 7-11 p.m.). Track: Texas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles). Last year: Matt Kenseth won to end a 76-race victory drought. Clint Bowyer was second, followed by Kenseth’s Roush Fenway teammates, Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle.
O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 Site: Fort Worth, Texas. Schedule: Friday, race, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN2, 8-11 p.m.). The race was still in progress at time of press. Track: Texas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles). Last year: Carl Edwards raced to his second straight victory at the track, leading 169 of 200 laps.
Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 Site: Rockingham, N.C. Schedule: Saturday, practice, qualifying; Sunday, race, 1 p.m. (Speed, 12:30-3:30 p.m.). Track: Rockingham Speedway (oval, 1.017 miles). Last year: Kevin Harvick won the spring race at Martinsville for the third time in the past four years, leading all but two laps March 31.
Grand Prix of Long beach Site: Long Beach, Calif. Schedule: Saturday, practice, qualifying (NBC Sports Network, 6-7 p.m.); Sunday, race, 4:15 p.m. (NBC Sports Channel, 3:30-6:30 p.m.). Track: Streets of Long Beach (street course, 1.968 miles). Last year: Mike Conway raced to his first career IndyCar victory, taking the lead from Ryan Briscoe with 14 laps left.
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She said, He Said Carl Edwards disagrees with assertions by Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard that the NASCAR driver was controlling and jealous during their yearlong relationship. Edwards said Friday he was puzzled by what his former girlfriend wrote about their time together. Beard’s 256-page memoir was released last week. She writes that she was now finally at peace as a happily married and proud mom after years of struggling with depression, bulimia, drug abuse and toxic relationships. About a dozen pages are devoted to her time with Edwards from 2005 to 2006. Asked if he’d dispute how Beard described him, Edwards responded, “Absolutely.”
TOP 10 RACERS: Sprint Cup 1. Greg Biffle 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 3. Tony Stewart (tie) Matt Kenseth (tie) Kevin Harvick (tie) Martin Truex Jr. 7. Denny Hamlin 8. Ryan Newman 9. Clint Bowyer 10. Jimmie Johnson
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Nationwide Series 1. John King 2. Timothy Peters (tie) Justin Lofton 4. Ty Dillon 5. Jason White 6. James Buesche 7. Parker Kligerman 8. Nelson Piquet Jr. 9. Ron Hornaday Jr. 10. Todd Bodine
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Camping World Truck Series 1. Elliott Sadler 214 2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.196 3. Austin Dillon 187 4. Trevor Bayne 180 5. Sam Hornish Jr. 160 6. Cole Whitt 151 7. Michael Annett 148 8. Tayler Malsam 144 9. Justin Allgaier 126 10. Mike Bliss 119
Distance: 1.5 miles Race: 501 miles Laps: 334 laps
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Indy Penalties James Hinchcliffe and Sebastien Bourdais will be docked 10 starting spots at this weekend’s race, punishment for unapproved engine changes. Series officials say Hinchcliffe changed his Chevy engine during a test last week at Infineon Raceway, and Bourdais changed his Lotus engine after the Alabama race April 1.
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This Feb. 22, 2004 file photo, shows a sparse crowd during the Subway 400 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at North Carolina Speedway near Rockingham, N.C. NASCAR makes its official return to Rockingham on Sunday when the Trucks Series races around the beloved mile-long flat oval. It will be the first NASCAR-sanctioned event since 2004, when a long-term realignment plan led NASCAR to abandon its grass-roots tracks in favor of building up bigger markets such as California, Chicago and Kansas City.
Return to The Rock NASCAR back at Rockingham with Truck series CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There’s no way to figure out just how much Andy Hillenburg has put into Rockingham Speedway, the track he bought at auction for $4.4 million with no guarantee he’d ever return racing to “The Rock.” Between the money spent to open a dormant race track, the long hours required of a track operator and the lessons learned in understanding how to promote races, Hillenburg has made an unbelievable commitment to the Rockingham, N.C., racetrack. “All I have,” he said when asked what he’s put into the track. “Everything I ever worked for I’ve put into this, because I believe in what we are doing.” NASCAR makes its official return to Rockingham on Sunday when the Trucks Series races around the beloved mile-long flat oval. It will be the first NASCAR-sanctioned event since 2004, when a long-term realignment plan led NASCAR to abandon its grass-roots tracks in favor of building up bigger markets such as California, Chicago and Kansas City. Track operator International Speedway Corp., the sister company to NASCAR, gave one of Rockingham’s race dates to California. The track eventually was sold to rival Speedway Motorsports Inc., which “transferred” the second race date to its Texas track. With
NASCAR no longer on the schedule, SMI shuttered the track and put it up for auction in 2007. Enter Hillenburg, who had done just about every job imaginable in racing. As a driver, Hillenburg won an ARCA championship, competed in the Indianapolis 500, made 29 starts spanning all three of NASCAR’s national divisions and finished a career-best third driving in the 1999 Nationwide Series race at Daytona for Joe Gibbs Racing. As a team owner, he’s fielded cars in ARCA and NASCAR’s Truck Series, and owns and operates the Fast Track High Performance Driving School. And, he’s been an actor and adviser in several racingthemed movies, including “Talladega Nights.” So with old North Carolina Speedway up for sale, Hillenburg jumped into the bidding and won. Then he went to work initially from his cell phone because, of course, there were no working phones at the track to bring racing back to The Rock. First came an ARCA race, in 2008, then smaller series began racing at the track. And because there were no NASCARsanctioned races at the track, Hillenburg was able to rent it out to teams as a test track. His racing school also uses the facility. But his eye was always on the big
prize. “I had hoped for it, but being in the sport my whole life, I knew it wasn’t something to take for granted as ‘Oh, we’ll get a NASCAR race,’” he said. “I knew what we needed to do, and I got us 90 percent there before we ever had a meeting with NASCAR. We couldn’t go to them until I felt like I had a handle on being able to promote races and could show NASCAR the track deserved a race.” The first official meeting was at Darlington last May, when Hillenburg brought the mayor of Rockingham, the city manager and two county commissioners with him. “I found out then what the other 10 percent was that we had to do to get a NASCAR race, and knowing when they like to finalize the schedule, my timetable was to have it all done at the end of August,” he said. The track still needed SAFER barriers, and there were updates required to the timing and scoring system. Once those were done, NASCAR was ready to give him a race date. “It was a heartbreaking loss when the decision was made to leave, but that’s now in the past and we are focused on the future,” Rockingham mayor Gene McLaurin said. “We never gave up hope that one day we would welcome NASCAR back home to Rockingham Speedway.”
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Busch Brothers are adding a new dynamic to their relationship. When Kurt Busch gets in the car for Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide race in Texas, where he ran in that series for the first time and won six years ago, it will be his debut driving for younger brother Kyle’s new stock car team. “It is owner-driver, but it is brother-brother, and it’s unique with me having the upper hand on age,” 33-yearold Kurt Busch said Thursday. “But I respect him for the guts that he has to jump into this endeavor, to be the owner.” After the first of about 17 Nationwide races driving for his brother, they will be competitors again Saturday night in the Sprint Cup race. It was at Texas last November when NASCAR barred 26-year-old Kyle Busch from driving for Joe Gibbs in the Cup and Nationwide races. That came after Busch, driving the truck he owned, deliberately wrecked championship contender Ron Hornaday Jr. during a caution in the race that started a tripleheader weekend. Since NASCAR’s last trip to the 1 1/2-mile highbanked track, Kurt Busch has changed Cup teams. He split with Penske Racing after six seasons in what was called a mutual parting of the ways and is with the new much smaller and lessfunded Phoenix Racing team. “Both teams that I’m with this year are very unique circumstances,” he said. “We’ll have chances at winning in the Nationwide car, we’re going to have to claw and scrap and fight real hard with the Cup car. But we’re going to have our opportunities to have fun every week.” After the Easter break, NASCAR resumes this weekend with the first scheduled night Cup race of the season, though not the first one. (Don’t forget that rain-postponed Daytona 500 that was run on a Monday night). Greg Biffle, who has seven consecutive top-10 finishes in Texas and won at the track in 2005, is the relaxed points leader. Biffle took advantage of the time off with a Bahamas vacation, chartering a big boat that he stayed on during the week.
Chevrolet changing engines before Long Beach race LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Chevrolet’s strong start in its return to IndyCar suffered a significant setback Thursday when the manufacturer decided to change the engines for all 11 of its teams before they open the weekend at Long Beach. The change means all 11 Chevrolet drivers will drop 10 spots on the starting grid before Sunday’s race under an IndyCar rule that prohibits engine changes before each one has completed 1,850 miles.
“This is certainly a decision that was not made lightly,” said Chris Berube, program manager for Chevrolet’s IndyCar effort. “We intently discussed the situation with our partners and our teams prior to determining that this was the best course of action to preserve the integrity of the racing in the IZOD IndyCar Series.” IndyCar has competing manufacturers for the first time since 2005, with Chevrolet and Lotus jumping into a series that
Honda had controlled exclusively the past seven seasons. Lotus is admittedly lagging behind the other two, so it’s been a manufacturers’ battle through the first two events between only Chevy and Honda. So far, Chevy is the decisive winner. Chevrolet has won both poles and both races so far this season, and leads the manufacturers’ race with 18 points to Honda’s 12. IndyCar had previously announced that Lotus driver Sebastien Bourdais
would be penalized 10 spots on the grid because his team changed his engine after the April 1 race at Barber. Oriol Servia, who changed his engine before the Barber race, also might need another new Lotus this weekend and also would be subjected to the penalty. The problem with the Chevrolet engines was discovered following Monday’s open test at Sonoma, where James Hinchliffe had an engine failure. Chevrolet changed his
engine, and IndyCar announced he’d be penalized the 10 grid spots. “This is obviously disappointing, but it is the same for all the Chevy teams and these things happen when you are in development programs,” Chevy owner Michael Andretti said. “Luckily the problem was caught during a test rather than in the middle of a race. It’s unfortunate, but we stand behind Chevy and whatever is needed to continue to set the standard.”
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• HOLE-IN-ONE: At Miami Shores Thursday, Jim Anderson had a hole-inone on hole No. 7, a 160-yard-long hole, using a 9-iron. It was witnessed by John Weaver and Fred Monnin. • BASEBALL: The Troy Post 43 baseball team is holding the 2012 Golf Scramble at Cliffside Golf Course in Tipp City on May 12. Check in starts at 12 p.m.. A shot gun start will take place at 1:00 p.m. The fee is $65 a person. Proceeds go to the support of Troy Post 43 baseball. To learn more, contact Frosty Brown at (937) 3394383 or at (937) 474-9093.You can also contact Frosty via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. • 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 email@example.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.
The more things change … Troy’s new coach not worried about divisional realignment BY DAVID FONG Executive Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Scot Brewer is far less worried about Week 11 in 2013 and far more concerned with Week 1 in 2012. Thursday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced in 2013 it is adding a
TROY seventh tournament division in football. Barring any unforeseen changes, the move will drop Troy from Division I to Division II. Historically, Troy always has competed in the OHSAA’s largest division — this will be the first move to a smaller division in school history.
None of which is of concern to Brewer, Troy’s football coach. “All I’m concerned about right now is (Chaminade Julienne),” Brewer said of the Trojans’ first opponent in 2012. “That’s the only thing I’m thinking about. I guess it’s great for the sports forum guys on the Internet — it gives them something to talk about. But as a football coach,
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Indians have big 1st, beat Royals Michael Brantley had one hit in 17 atbats during Cleveland’s season-opening homestand. One measly hit. He had two of ‘em in the first inning alone Friday. The Indians' anemic offense broke loose against Luke Hochevar and the Royals. Cleveland pounded out seven runs in the opening frame, and Asdrubal Cabrera tacked on a ninth-inning homer for good measure in an 8-3 victory that spoiled Kansas City's home opener. See Page 18.
Dragons Lair SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Dayton Dragons rallied in the ninth to come away with a 6-4 win over South Bend on Friday. Juan Perez drove in the tying run, then scored the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth. The Dragons snapped their five-game losing streak with the win.
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Trojans hammer ’Creek Troy scores 11 in last 4 innings, wins 11-5 Staff Reports BEAVERCREEK — Troy and Beavercreek were deadlocked at 0-0 heading into the fourth. Then the Trojans got things together, scoring five in the fourth, one in the fifth, three in the sixth and two more in the seventh to close out the Beavers, walking away with an 11-5 victory on Friday. Cody Fuller was the winner on the mound for the Trojans, striking out five in four innings of work. Zack Kendall came on in the fifth inning and Nathan Helke finished the game off in the seventh for Troy. At the plate, Dylan Cascaden had two doubles and
SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY 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.) Lehman at Minster Invite (9 a.m.)
we’ve still got to play our schedule and win football games. If we don’t beat the teams on our schedule, it’s not going to matter what division we are in.” The plan for adding a seventh division by the OHSAA was in response to a concern by some OHSAA member schools about the enrollment disparity that
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Tippecanoe’s CC Alvarez lays down a bunt Friday against Newton at the Strike Out Cancer Classic at Kyle Park in Tipp City.
Tipp too much Devils outslug Indians in 15-6 win BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor email@example.com Two years ago, Newton won a state championship. Last season, Tippecanoe reached the state’s final four. Both teams accomplished those feats with strong pitching and solid defense. Friday night’s kickoff to the Strike Out Cancer Classic at Kyle Park in Tipp City featured a lot more of that third thing both teams are known for — hitting.
TIPP CITY The Red Devils and Indians combined for 33 hits, playing deep into the night after an 8 p.m. start, but Tippecanoe (8-3) was able to convert more of those into runs — especially in a six-run fourth inning — taking control and never letting go in a 15-6 victory. “After last night’s loss (to Ben Logan), I was proud of the girls for the way they played tonight,” Tippecanoe coach Charles Tackett said. “Newton’s always a good defensive team, and we put a lot of balls in play.” And with the score tied 2-2 in the top of the fourth, those balls started finding holes in the defense. After a leadoff error, Bri Eichbaum doubled home a run with one out, then Maddie Watkins drove her in. Cassie Gingrich followed with a bunt
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Devin Blakely doubled. “They had their ace in (the first four innings),” Troy coach Ty Welker said. “He threw well, and we didn’t really get things going. But we had five walks in the fourth and a double, and that’s how we got our five runs in the fourth. “I thought we did a lot of things well offensively,” Welker said. “We ran the bases well, did a lot of nice things. We just didn’t hit the ball well. Overall, we are going in the right direction. We have lost a lot of close games in the last week, so it was nice to be able to get this one.” Troy.......000 513 2 — 11 7 2 Creek ......000 221 0 — 5 4 2 Fuller, Kendall (5), Helke (7) and Nadolny. Bach, J. Young (4), Agnew (7) and A. Young. WP — Fuller. LP — J. Young. 2B — Cascaden (2) (T), Blakely
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Tipp tops Fenwick Staff Reports Tippecanoe’s unbeaten streak has reached double digits. The Red Devils made it a perfect 10-0 on the season Friday afternoon, traveling to Bishop Fenwick in Middletown — and routing the Falcons 5-0 without dropping a set.
MIDDLETOWN At first singles, Tippecanoe’s Sam Bollinger won 6-2, 6-1. At second singles, Michael Keller won 62, 6-1. At third singles, Jacob Belcher won 6-1, 6-1. At first doubles, Adam Southers and Joe Coughlin won 6-2, 6-1. At second doubles, Tyler Heinl and Nick Denuzzo won 6-1, 6-1. Tippecanoe puts its undefeated Centra Buckeye Conference mark on the line in its second trip through league play, beginning with Stebbins on Monday.
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Meyer’s quest for game-changers is ongoing COLUMBUS (AP) — The list of big-time players Urban Meyer had while winning two national championships at Florida goes on and on: Percy Harvin, Chris Leak, Tim Tebow, Joe Haden and Brandon Spikes, among others. So far, during his first few weeks working with his new team at Ohio State, he has yet to find anyone of that caliber. But he remains hopeful. “You’ve got to do it over and over again but there are times …” he said earlier this week after what he called the best practice he’s seen the offense have in the short time he’s been with the team. “It’s not a clown show out there like at a couple of points it was.” It’s a three-ring affair in many ways. With a new
offensive system, the Buckeyes are learning new plays, new terminology, new philosophies — really one philosophy, Meyer’s. “It’s just really, really, really uptempo,” offensive lineman Jack Mewhort said of the change. “We’re a nohuddle offense now.” That’s dramatically different from years past when Ohio State relied more on muscle and execution to blow people off the ball, freeing the skill players to pile up big yardage. “Last year we were much more of an I-formation team, kind of a pro-style thing with the quarterback under center a lot,” fullback Zach Boren said. “This year it’s all about spreading the field and making vertical plays, getting the ball up and down the field with
speed. We’re not going to be lining up with a fullback and a tight end in the box and just running power. We’re still going to run power this year, we’re still going to be a tough, physical power running team, but we’re just going to do it out of different formations and let guys play in space and make plays.” Now if somebody on offense would just prove that they can do that. All spring Meyer has lamented that no one has shown breakaway speed or playmaking ability. That doesn’t mean the Buckeyes haven’t made some headway, but it’s not like they’ve unearthed a Harvin who can crack a game open from any of three or four positions. In his first season after
taking over a program rocked by Jim Tressel’s forced resignation less than a year ago and a 6-7 mark under interim coach Luke Fickell last fall, Meyer believes the Buckeyes are gaining ground, literally. “There’s momentum in (the running back) group,” he said. “As long as there’s momentum in a group, that’s a positive. And the receivers are getting better. But someone has to — we need two or three to step up.” Funny, but Ohio State might have found someone to turn the tide on the other side of the ball. Although he is far from proving himself an All-American, as Haden and Spikes did at Florida at cornerback and linebacker, respectively, lineman John Simon has been a mainstay
on defense. How good has he been? Meyer went so far as to compare Simon to one of his favorite players at his last coaching stop, a guy still making headlines. “The No. 1 guy, the guy who’s just a warhorse, he is Ohio State football, is John Simon,” Meyer said. “I can’t help but say I love the guy. He’s one of the most committed — he’s Tebowish as far as his commitment.” While none of the wideouts have really stood out, many others on offense have made big strides. Quarterback Braxton Miller, running backs Jordan Hall and Carlos Hyde, tight end Jake Stoneburner and occasionally others have displayed a knack for biting off chunks of yardage.
Of the burly (6-foot, 235 pounds) Hyde, Meyer said, “He’s drinking the Kool-Aid right now.” But that doesn’t mean he’s marked himself as someone who can change a game with one step, one swivel of the hips, one shake-and-bake move like famed Florida quarterbacks Leak and Tebow, who delivered national titles. Besides, it’s a long way to the Sept. 1 opener against Miami (Ohio). “It’s a work in progress,” Meyer said of the quest to find a football home-run hitter. “But the best thing, the snaps are hitting the quarterback right between the numbers. And guys are competing. So that’s why I’m (growing) very impressed with the Ohio State Buckeyes.”
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Getting started early Indians use big 1st, drop Royals KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brantley had one hit in 17 at-bats during Cleveland’s season-opening homestand. One measly hit. He had two of ‘em in the first inning alone Friday. The Indians’ anemic offense broke loose against Luke Hochevar and the Royals. Cleveland pounded out seven runs in the opening frame, and Asdrubal Cabrera tacked on a ninthinning homer for good measure in an 8-3 victory that spoiled Kansas City’s home opener. “That’s the way the game goes,” Indians manager Manny Acta said, almost shrugging in his chair. “Water usually goes to the level it’s supposed to be. I knew those guys would bat better, and the first inning was a great example of that.” Shin-Soo Choo and Jason Kipnis each drove in a pair as the Indians scored more times in the opening inning than they had in any of their first five games. The seven runs allowed by Hochevar (1-1) in the first inning matched the number of runs that Kansas City starters had allowed during a six-game road trip to begin the season. “You couldn’t ask for a better way to start off,” Kipnis said. Derek Lowe (2-0) gave up three runs and 11 hits in 6 2-3 innings for Cleveland. The 38-year-old right-hander routinely worked out of trouble, getting help from a pair of double plays that kept Kansas City from mounting much of a comeback. “When you’re pitching on the road in the other team’s home opener, there’s going to be a lot of buzz,” Lowe
Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lester Hudson, right, is defended by Indiana Pacers’ Louis Amundson during the first half Friday in Indianapolis.
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Cleveland Indians’ Michael Brantley, right, beats the tag by Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar at second after hitting an RBI-double during the first inning Friday in Kansas City, Mo. said. “To sort of silence them right away, you can’t ask for much more.” Hochevar’s miserable start got a whole lot worse in the fourth inning, when he took a liner off his left ankle hit by Cleveland slugger Carlos Santana. The right-hander went down in a heap as the ball caromed to first base for the final out of the inning. Team officials rushed out to tend to Hochevar, who put almost no weight on his ankle while being helped to the dugout by manager Ned Yost and trainer Nick Kenney. The team said that Hochevar had a “left medial ankle contusion” or, a really
bad bruise. X-rays taken at the ballpark came back negative and he is day to day. “When it hit him, I was real nervous. It got him solid,” Yost said. “I had some fears there it might have fractured his leg, but the Xrays came up negative.” Yost said he’s not sure whether Hochevar will make his next scheduled start. “We’ll see,” Yost said. “It’s five days away.” The first inning was a revelation for Cleveland, which batted just .176 during a miserable 1-4 start that even prompted management to work out a deal with veteran outfielder
Johnny Damon to provide some eventual pop in the Indians’ punchless lineup. Nationals 2, Reds 1 (13 inn.) WASHINGTON — Jayson Werth’s basesloaded single off Reds closer Sean Marshall with one out in the bottom of the 13th inning Friday night gave the Washington Nationals their fourth consecutive victory, a 2-1 comeback against the Cincinnati Reds. The NL East-leading Nationals improved to 6-2, their best start to a season since moving from Montreal to Washington in 2005.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Darren Collison might want to get well soon. While he has been recovering from a sore groin, backup point guard George Hill has proven capable as a starter. Hill had 15 points and seven assists to help the Indiana Pacers clinch a playoff spot by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-83 Friday night. Indiana has won all three games Hill has started. He has averaged 16.7 points and 5.3 assists in a win over Toronto and two victories over Cleveland. Hill scored 10 points in the second quarter on Friday, helping the Pacers rally from a 14-point deficit. He played as more of a pure point guard in the third quarter with no points, four assists and no turnovers. “Sometimes, it might not be your time to take the shots and be aggressive,” Hill said. “In the second quarter, even playing with D.G. (Danny Granger) out
there, he saw that I had the mismatch at the time and I had it going a little bit and we were running a lot of things for me, and then in the third quarter, we had D.G. and David West going.” Granger scored 18 points, Tyler Hansbrough scored 16 points, Leandro Barbosa scored 13 points and Roy Hibbert added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers, who have won seven of eight. Indiana (37-22) matched its win total from last season. The Pacers are in third place in the Eastern Conference standings and are trying to clinch homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs. “We haven’t accomplished anything yet,” Indiana coach Frank Vogel said. “Nothing has changed for us. We felt for a while we would be in the playoffs, but until we get home-court advantage, there is work to be done.”
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Saints owner Benson buys Hornets from NBA NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Benson brought stability to the Saints nearly three decades ago and now plans to do the same for the Hornets in small-market New Orleans. The Saints’ owner agreed Friday to purchase the Hornets from the NBA. “We expect this club to be one of the most outstanding clubs in the league, otherwise I don’t want to get involved,” Benson said. “This is just a good thing and I’m just glad to be a part of it.” A person familiar with the deal says the purchase price is $338 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the financial terms have not been announced. The NBA has been trying to sell the Hornets since buying the club from founder George Shinn in December 2010. While
preparing the team for sale the league negotiated a new lease for the Hornets to remain in the state-owned New Orleans Arena through 2024. The sale of the team to Benson has to be approved by the NBA’s Board of Governors, which is meeting in New York on Friday. “The city is one of the country’s treasures and we really have found the perfect owner,” Commissioner David Stern said. “Our goal all along has been to get the Hornets bought by somebody whose commitment to New Orleans would be unrivaled.” The framework of ownership negotiations were handled in a way that a new Hornets owner would have to accept the lease worked out between the NBA and Gov. Bobby Jindal. The lease agreement also called for $50 million in improvements to the basketball sta-
dium, which sits right across the street from the Superdome. Once the NBA approves the sale of the team to Benson, the next step is for the state Legislature to approve the arena lease deal because of the funding needed for stadium improvements. But legislative leaders BENSON already have publicly voiced support for the proposed lease deal, which would take effect in July. The 84-year-old Benson, a New Orleans-native, has owned the Saints since 1985, when he stepped in to block efforts by other prospective investors to move the NFL franchise to Jacksonville, Fla. Now Benson has made another major investment to stabilize the NBA’s presence in
the Big Easy on the same day that the Hornets were hosting the Utah Jazz, the very team New Orleans lost to relocation in 1979. Benson helped bring the Saints their first playoff appearance in 1987 and finally a Super Bowl title in 2010. His ownership of the Hornets means the two smallmarket franchises both will be locally owned and now can work as partners in their efforts to attract corporate sponsorships, and Hornets fans can at least hope that will translate to a better product on the hardwood. At the very least, the move provided Benson with some refreshingly positive publicity on the heels of the Saints’ bounty scandal, which led the NFL to sus-
pend head coach Sean Payton for the entire 2012 season the same season that will see New Orleans host the Super Bowl. Only a day before the Saints announced Benson’s purchase of the Hornets, the NFL club announced that assistant head coach Joe Vitt, who also oversees linebackers, would be elevated to interim coach for the coming football season, despite his own six-game suspension in connection with the bounty probe. While the Saints have become a cherished institution that has become entrenched in the local culture since the club’s founding in 1967, the Hornets are relatively new to Louisiana’s pro sports landscape. The Hornets moved to New Orleans from Charlotte in 2002, but have often been on shaky ground since, including when the
club spent two full seasons in Oklahoma City after Hurricane Katrina devastated large parts of southeast Louisiana in August 2005. In 2010, former owner George Shinn decided to pull out. He was unable to find a buyer who would commit to keeping the team in New Orleans, so the NBA took the unprecedented step of taking ownership of the team and has been working to find a new permanent local owner for a year-anda-half. As part of the effort to attract a new owner, team officials spent the past offseason conducting an unusual campaign to build the club’s season-ticket base to 10,000, which the league considers a benchmark for successful franchises. The campaign involved social mixers in the homes of prominent business people in the region.
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BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Baltimore 4 3 .571 4 3 .571 New York 4 3 .571 Tampa Bay 4 3 .571 Toronto 2 5 .286 Boston Central Division W L Pct Detroit 5 2 .714 4 2 .667 Chicago 3 4 .429 Kansas City 2 4 .333 Cleveland 2 5 .286 Minnesota West Division W L Pct Texas 6 2 .750 Seattle 4 4 .500 3 4 .429 Oakland 2 5 .286 Los Angeles NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct New York 5 2 .714 Washington 5 2 .714 3 4 .429 Atlanta 3 4 .429 Philadelphia 3 5 .375 Miami Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 5 3 .625 Milwaukee 4 4 .500 Cincinnati 3 4 .429 3 4 .429 Houston 3 5 .375 Chicago 2 5 .286 Pittsburgh West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 6 1 .857 Arizona 5 1 .833 4 .429 San Francisco 3 2 4 .333 Colorado 2 5 .286 San Diego
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L10 6-1 5-1 3-4 2-4 2-5
Str Home Away W-3 3-0 3-1 W-1 3-0 2-1 W-2 1-0 2-4 L-1 1-2 1-2 L-1 2-5 0-0
AMERICAN LEAGUE Thursday's Games Detroit 7, Tampa Bay 2 Minnesota 10, L.A. Angels 9 Texas 5, Seattle 3 Friday's Games N.Y. Yankees 5, L.A. Angels 0 Boston 12, Tampa Bay 2 Chicago White Sox 5, Detroit 2 Cleveland 8, Kansas City 3 Baltimore 7, Toronto 5 Texas 4, Minnesota 1 Oakland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Saturday's Games L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 1-0) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 0-1), 1:05 p.m. Texas (Darvish 1-0) at Minnesota (Blackburn 0-1), 1:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 1-0) at Boston (Buchholz 0-0), 4:05 p.m. Baltimore (Hammel 1-0) at Toronto (H.Alvarez 0-0), 4:07 p.m. Detroit (Wilk 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 0-1), 4:10 p.m. Cleveland (J.Gomez 0-0) at Kansas City (J.Sanchez 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Milone 1-0) at Seattle (Noesi 0-1), 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. Monday's Games Tampa Bay at Boston, 11:05 a.m. Minnesota at N.Y.Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Thursday's Games Washington 3, Cincinnati 2, 10 innings Chicago Cubs 8, Milwaukee 0 San Francisco 4, Colorado 2 Philadelphia 3, Miami 1 Arizona 3, San Diego 1 L.A. Dodgers 3, Pittsburgh 2 Friday's Games Chicago Cubs 9, St. Louis 5 San Francisco 5, Pittsburgh 0 N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 2 Washington 2, Cincinnati 1, 13 innings Miami 5, Houston 4, 11 innings Atlanta 10, Milwaukee 8 Arizona at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Saturday's Games Chicago Cubs (Volstad 0-0) at St. Louis (Lynn 1-0), 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Bailey 0-1) at Washington (E.Jackson 0-0), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 1-0) at Philadelphia (Worley 0-0), 4:05 p.m. Houston (Norris 0-0) at Miami (Zambrano 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 1-0) at Atlanta (Minor 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Arizona (Collmenter 0-0) at Colorado (Chacin 0-1), 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 0-0) at San Francisco (Zito 1-0), 9:05 p.m. San Diego (Wieland 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 0-0), 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. Monday's Games Houston at Washington, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Pittsburgh at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Philadelphia at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Nationals 2, Reds 1, 13 innings Cincinnati Washington ab r h bi ab r Stubbs cf 6 0 0 0 Desmond 6 0 Valdez 6 0 0 0 Espinosa 5 1 Votto 1b 3 0 2 0 Zimmerman 50 Rolen 3b 5 0 0 0 LaRoche 4 0 Bruce rf 5 0 0 0 Werth rf 6 0 Simon p 0 0 0 0 DeRosa lf 4 0 Phillips ph 1 0 0 0 Bernadina 4 0 Marshall p 0 0 0 0 Ramos c 5 0 Ludwick lf 5 0 1 0 Zimmer. 2 0 Harris 2b 4 1 1 0 Mattheus p 0 0 Cozart 0 0 0 0 Tracy ph 0 0 Hanigan c 4 0 0 0 Nady ph 1 1 Arroyo p 2 0 1 1 Rodriguez p0 0 Bray p 0 0 0 0 Lidge p 0 0 Ondrusek p0 0 0 0 B.Carroll 1 0 Cairo ph 1 0 0 0 Gorzelanny0 0 Chapman 0 0 0 0 Lomba. 1 0 Heisey rf 1 0 0 0 Stammen 0 0 Totals 44 1 5 1 Totals 44 2
h bi 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
Cincinnati .....000 010...000 000 0—1 Washington ..000 000...010 000 1—2 One out when winning run scored. E_LaRoche (2), Desmond (1). DP_Washington 1. LOB_Cincinnati 10, Washington 11. 2B_Ludwick (2), Harris (1), Zimmerman (3), Bernadina (2). HR_Nady (1). SB_Stubbs (1), Bernadina (1). S_Espinosa. SF_Arroyo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati Arroyo . . . . . . . . .7 1-3 3 0 0 1 4 Bray BS,1-1 . . . . . . . .0 1 1 1 0 0 Ondrusek . . . . . . .1 2-3 2 0 0 0 2 Chapman . . . . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 0 1 Simon . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 0 0 0 2 1 Marshall L,0-1 . . . .1-3 2 1 1 2 0 Washington Zimmermann . . . . . . .7 3 1 1 2 3 Mattheus . . . . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 1 0 H.Rodriguez . . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 0 0 Lidge . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 0 1 Gorzelanny . . . . . . . .2 1 0 0 2 3 Stammen W,2-0 . . . . .1 1 0 0 0 3 Bray pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Umpires_Home, Paul Schrieber; First, Tim Welke; Second, Laz Diaz; Third, Mike Everitt. T_4:04. A_26,959 (41,487). Indians 8, Royals 3 Cleveland Kansas City ab r h bi ab r h bi Brantley cf 5 1 2 1 Dyson cf 5 1 1 0 Cabrera ss 5 2 2 1 Francoeur 4 0 2 0 Choo rf 4 1 2 2 Hosmer 1b 4 0 1 1 Santana c 5 0 1 0 Butler dh 4 1 1 0 Hafner dh 5 0 0 0 A.Gordon 3 0 2 1 Duncan lf 3 1 1 1 Betancourt 4 1 2 0 Cunningham00 0 0 Moustakas 4 0 1 1 Kotchman 4 1 1 0 Quintero c 3 0 0 0 Kipnis 2b 4 1 1 2 Maier ph 1 0 0 0 Hannahan 3 1 1 1 Escobar ss 4 0 2 0 Totals 38 811 8 Totals 36 312 3 Cleveland..................700 000 001—8 Kansas City ..............100 200 000—3 E_Y.Betancourt (1). DP_Cleveland 3, Kansas City 1. LOB_Cleveland 6, Kansas City 7. 2B_Brantley (2), A.Cabrera (2), Butler (4), Moustakas (2). 3B_Kipnis (1). HR_A.Cabrera (2). SB_Choo (2), Kipnis (1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO Cleveland D.Lowe W,2-0 . . .6 2-3 11 3 3 0 2 Sipp H,1 . . . . . . . . .1-3 0 0 0 0 0 J.Smith . . . . . . . . . . . .1 1 0 0 1 1 Pestano . . . . . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 0 2 Kansas City Hochevar L,1-1 . . . . .4 9 7 7 1 3 Teaford . . . . . . . . . . . .4 1 0 0 2 3 K.Herrera . . . . . . . . . .1 1 1 1 0 2 WP_D.Lowe, Sipp, Hochevar. Umpires_Home, Paul Emmel; First, Gary Darling; Second, Jerry Meals; Third, Lance Barrett. T_2:39. A_40,230 (37,903). Friday's Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Los Angeles .000 000 000—0 5 0 NewYork . . . .301 010 00x—5 8 0 E.Santana, Isringhausen (7), D.Carpenter (8) and Iannetta; Kuroda, Robertson (9) and Martin. W_Kuroda 1-1. L_E.Santana 0-2. HRs_New York, A.Rodriguez (1), Granderson (2). TB . . . . . . . . .010 000 001—2 6 1 Boston . . . . .003 10008x—12 16 0 Price, Badenhop (4), W.Davis (5), Jo.Peralta (8), Lueke (8) and J.Molina; Beckett, Melancon (9) and Shoppach. W_Beckett 1-1. L_Price 1-1. HRs_Tampa Bay, Zobrist (1). Detroit . . . . . .000 000 200—2 6 0 Chicago . . . .000 012 02x—5 7 0 Scherzer, Dotel (7), Schlereth (8), Villarreal (8) and Avila; Peavy, Ohman (7), Reed (7), Thornton (8), H.Santiago (9) and Pierzynski. W_Peavy 1-0. L_Scherzer 0-1. Sv_H.Santiago (3). HRs_Detroit, D.Young (1). Chicago, Viciedo (1). Baltimore . . .100 111 021—7 10 2 Toronto . . . . .100 121 000—5 7 0 Tom.Hunter, O'Day (7), Strop (8), Ji.Johnson (9) and Wieters; Morrow, Frasor (8), Oliver (8), Janssen (8) and Arencibia. W_O'Day 1-0. L_Oliver 0-1. Sv_Ji.Johnson (3). HRs_Baltimore, Andino (1), Ad.Jones (2), Reimold (1). Toronto, K.Johnson (2), Rasmus (1), Y.Escobar (1), Encarnacion (2). NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago . . . .404 100 000—9 10 0 St. Louis . . . .000 050 000—5 12 0 Samardzija, Dolis (6), Russell (8), K.Wood (8), Marmol (9) and Soto; Wainwright, V.Marte (4), J.Romero (6), McClellan (7), Salas (9) and Y.Molina. W_Samardzija 2-0. L_Wainwright 0-2. HRs_Chicago, I.Stewart (1), LaHair (2). Pittsburgh . . .000 000 000—0 1 0 San Francisco200 001 02x—5 8 0 Ja.McDonald, Watson (6), Meek (7), Hanrahan (8) and Barajas; M.Cain and Posey. W_M.Cain 1-0. L_Ja.McDonald 0-1. HRs_San Francisco, A.Huff (1). NewYork . . . .300 010 001—5 6 1 Philadelphia .001 000 001—2 11 1 Dickey, Parnell (8), F.Francisco (9) and Thole; Cl.Lee, K.Kendrick (8),
SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 6 p.m. NBCSN — IRL, IndyCar, pole qualifying for Grand Prix of Long Beach, at Long Beach, Calif. 7 p.m. FOX — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Samsung Mobile 500, at Fort Worth, Texas 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 — American Le Mans Series, at Long Beach, Calif. (same-day tape) 2:30 a.m. SPEED — Formula One, Grand Prix of China, at Shanghai COLLEGE SOFTBALL Noon ESPN — LSU at Tennessee 3 p.m. FSN — Carolina at Houston GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Malaysian Open, third round, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (same-day tape) 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, The Heritage, third round, at Hilton Head Island, S.C. 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, The Heritage, third round, at Hilton Head Island, S.C. 6:30 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, Pro-Am of Tampa Bay, second round, at Lutz, Fla. (same-day tape) HORSE RACING 6 p.m. CNBC — NTRA, Blue Grass Stakes, at Lexington, Ky. and Arkansas Derby, at Hot Springs, Ark. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m. FOX — Regional coverage, Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, or Texas at Minnesota 4 p.m. FSN — Cincinnati at Washington 8 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Arizona at Colorado or Milwaukee at Atlanta NBA BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ESPN — Phoenix at San Antonio NHL HOCKEY 3 p.m. NBC — Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, game 2, Washington at Boston 7 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, game 2, Ottawa at N.Y. Rangers 7:30 p.m. CNBC — Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, game 2, San Jose at St. Louis 10 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference quarterfinals, game 2, Chicago at Phonix PREP BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Jordan Brand Classic, at Charlotte, N.C. SOCCER 7:30 a.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, Manchester City at Norwich City 3:30 p.m. NBCSN — MLS, Columbus at Philadelphia Savery (9) and Ruiz. W_Dickey 2-0. L_Cl.Lee 0-1. HRs_New York, Bay (1), Hairston (1). Philadelphia, Galvis (1). Midwest League Eastern Division Lansing (Blue Jays) Bowling Green (Rays) South Bend (D-backs) West Michigan (Tigers) Dayton (Reds) Fort Wayne (Padres) Great Lakes (Dodgers) Lake County (Indians) Western Division
W 7 5 4 4 3 3 3 3
L 1 3 4 4 5 5 5 5
Pct. GB .875 — .625 2 .500 3 .500 3 .375 4 .375 4 .375 4 .375 4
W L Pct. GB Burlington (Athletics) 5 3 .625 — Cedar Rapids (Angels) 5 3 .625 — Quad Cities (Cardinals) 5 3 .625 — 4 4 .500 1 Beloit (Twins) Kane County (Royals) 4 4 .500 1 Wisconsin (Brewers) 4 4 .500 1 Peoria (Cubs) 3 5 .375 2 2 6 .250 3 Clinton (Mariners) Friday's Games Great Lakes 5, Fort Wayne 4 Bowling Green 2, Lake County 1 West Michigan 5, Lansing 4 Beloit 5, Clinton 2 Kane County 11, Burlington 9 Dayton 6, South Bend 4 Wisconsin 5, Peoria 2 Quad Cities 6, Cedar Rapids 5 Saturday's Games Bowling Green at Lake County, 1 p.m. Lansing at West Michigan, 1 p.m. Fort Wayne at Great Lakes, 2:05 p.m. Peoria at Wisconsin, 2:05 p.m. Quad Cities at Cedar Rapids, 6:05 p.m. Dayton at South Bend, 6:05 p.m. Beloit at Clinton, 7 p.m. Kane County at Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Sunday's Games Lansing at West Michigan, 1 p.m. Bowling Green at Lake County, 1 p.m. Peoria at Wisconsin, 2:05 p.m. Fort Wayne at Great Lakes, 2:05 p.m. Dayton at South Bend, 2:05 p.m. Kane County at Burlington, 3 p.m. Beloit at Clinton, 3 p.m. Quad Cities at Cedar Rapids, 3:05 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Samsung Mobile 500 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Saturday At Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas Lap length: 1.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 190.369 mph. 2. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 190.148. 3. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 190.121. 4. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 190.02. 5. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 189.633. 6. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 189.494. 7. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 189.467. 8. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 189.381. 9. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 189.294. 10. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 189.281. 11. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 189.082. 12. (22) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 189.023. 13. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 188.884. 14. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 188.805. 15. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 188.653. 16. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 188.442.
17. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 188.298. 18. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 188.291. 19. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 188.186. 20. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 187.957. 21. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 187.872. 22. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 187.813. 23. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 187.748. 24. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 187.676. 25. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 187.539. 26. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 187.292. 27. (51) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 187.182. 28. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 187.11. 29. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 186.994. 30. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 186.981. 31. (10) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, 186.664. 32. (26) Josh Wise, Ford, 186.361. 33. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 185.925. 34. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 185.605. 35. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 185.605. 36. (49) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 185.542. 37. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 185.192. 38. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 185.122. 39. (32) Reed Sorenson, Ford, 184.824. 40. (23) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 184.748. 41. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 42. (33) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 43. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 184.729. Failed to Qualify 44. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 184.716. 45. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 184.376. 46. (74) Stacy Compton, Chevrolet, 181.038.
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 New Jersey 3, Florida 2, New Jersey leads series 1-0
Saturday, April 14, 2012 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 Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia leads series 2-0 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
BASKETBALL National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Pct GB W L Boston 34 25 .576 — 31 28 .525 3 New York 31 28 .525 3 Philadelphia New Jersey 22 38 .367 12½ 21 39 .350 13½ Toronto Southeast Division Pct GB W L 41 17 .707 — x-Miami Atlanta 35 24 .593 6½ 34 25 .576 7½ Orlando 14 45 .237 27½ Washington Charlotte 7 51 .121 34 Central Division W L Pct GB 45 14 .763 — y-Chicago 37 22 .627 8 x-Indiana Milwaukee 29 30 .492 16 22 37 .373 23 Detroit Cleveland 19 38 .333 25 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB x-San Antonio 41 16 .719 — Memphis 34 24 .586 7½ Dallas 33 26 .559 9 Houston 32 26 .552 9½ New Orleans 17 42 .288 25 Northwest Division W L Pct GB y-Oklahoma City 43 16 .729 — Denver 32 26 .552 10½ Utah 31 29 .517 12½ Portland 28 31 .475 15 Minnesota 25 35 .417 18½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers 37 22 .627 — L.A. Clippers 36 23 .610 1 Phoenix 30 28 .517 6½ Golden State 22 36 .379 14½ Sacramento 19 41 .317 18½ x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday's Games Detroit 109, Charlotte 85 Chicago 96, Miami 86, OT L.A. Clippers 95, Minnesota 82 San Antonio 107, Memphis 97 Dallas 112, Golden State 103 Friday's Games Indiana 102, Cleveland 83 Toronto 84, Boston 79 Atlanta 109, Orlando 81 New Jersey 95, Philadelphia 89 Miami 105, Charlotte 82 New York 103, Washington 65 Oklahoma City 115, Sacramento 89 New Orleans 96, Utah 85 Milwaukee 113, Detroit 97 Phoenix at Houston, 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. Sunday's Games Miami at New York, 1 p.m.
Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 6 p.m. Toronto at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Orlando at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Boston at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 6 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Houston at Denver, 8 p.m.
GOLF PGA-RBC Heritage Scores Friday At Harbour Town Golf Links Hilton Head, S.C. Purse: $5.7 million Yardage: 7,101; Par: 71 Second Round (a-amateur) Colt Knost...........................67-66—133 Carl Pettersson ..................70-65—135 Boo Weekley ......................70-66—136 Harris English.....................68-68—136 Chad Campbell..................67-70—137 Robert Garrigus .................71-66—137 Fredrik Jacobson................71-67—138 Bob Estes...........................71-67—138 Brandt Snedeker................71-67—138 Kevin Na .............................70-68—138 Michael Bradley..................74-64—138 Charley Hoffman................74-65—139 Zach Johnson ....................71-68—139 Bud Cauley.........................71-68—139 Gary Christian....................71-68—139 Chez Reavie.......................69-71—140 Brian Davis.........................72-68—140 Vaughn Taylor.....................67-73—140 Tim Clark............................73-67—140 Matt Every ..........................68-72—140 Greg Chalmers...................71-69—140 Tommy Gainey ...................70-70—140 Charles Howell III...............72-68—140 Tom Gillis ............................70-71—141 John Mallinger....................69-72—141 Joe Durant..........................70-71—141 Lee Janzen.........................71-70—141 Michael Thompson ............71-70—141 Jerry Kelly...........................72-69—141 Matt Kuchar........................72-69—141 Geoff Ogilvy........................74-67—141 Charlie Wi...........................68-73—141 Brian Harman.....................71-70—141 Jason Bohn ........................70-71—141 Kevin Streelman.................74-68—142 John Rollins........................70-72—142 Marc Leishman ..................71-71—142 Kevin Chappell ...................70-72—142 Graham DeLaet .................74-68—142 Matt Bettencourt ................73-69—142 Stuart Appleby ...................73-69—142 Trevor Immelman ...............71-71—142 Sean O'Hair........................73-69—142 Billy Mayfair ........................72-70—142 Will Claxton ........................70-72—142 Brendon de Jonge .............72-70—142 J.J. Henry............................72-70—142 Rory Sabbatini ...................70-72—142 Heath Slocum ....................71-71—142 D.A. Points ..........................74-68—142 Kevin Stadler ......................72-71—143 Nick O'Hern........................74-69—143 Briny Baird..........................74-69—143 Kyle Stanley........................71-72—143 Jim Furyk............................68-75—143 Ken Duke............................72-72—144 Cameron Beckman............73-71—144 Lucas Glover ......................72-72—144 John Daly ...........................70-74—144 Jason Dufner......................78-66—144 Rocco Mediate...................73-71—144 Luke Donald.......................75-69—144 James Driscoll....................72-72—144 Mark Anderson ..................73-71—144 Spencer Levin ....................73-72—145 Webb Simpson...................71-74—145 Jeff Maggert .......................74-71—145 Shaun Micheel ...................72-73—145 Hunter Haas.......................71-74—145 Stephen Ames ...................71-74—145 Mark Wilson........................73-72—145 Failed to qualify Tom Pernice Jr. ..................75-71—146 Brian Gay............................75-71—146 Ricky Barnes......................74-72—146 Glen Day.............................70-76—146 Tommy Biershenk ..............76-70—146 a-Corbin Mills .....................72-74—146 David Hearn .......................78-68—146 Blake Adams......................69-77—146 D.J.Trahan ..........................74-72—146 Chris Couch .......................71-75—146 Chris Kirk............................76-70—146 Padraig Harrington.............74-72—146 Henrik Stenson ..................74-72—146 Kris Blanks .........................74-72—146 William McGirt....................74-72—146 Rich Beem..........................77-70—147 Tim Herron .........................75-72—147 Bryce Molder......................73-74—147 Arjun Atwal .........................76-71—147 Scott Piercy ........................74-73—147 Chad Collins.......................73-74—147 David Duval........................76-71—147 Daniel Summerhays ..........73-74—147 John Merrick.......................74-74—148 Scott Verplank ....................73-75—148 Greg Owen.........................74-74—148 Troy Matteson.....................72-76—148 Bill Haas .............................74-74—148 Ernie Els .............................72-76—148 Martin Laird ........................72-76—148 Jeff Overton........................73-75—148 J.J. Killeen...........................72-76—148 Hank Kuehne .....................73-76—149 Aaron Baddeley .................73-76—149 David Mathis.......................74-75—149 Bill Lunde............................74-75—149 John Huh............................77-72—149 Martin Flores ......................75-74—149 Bo Van Pelt.........................74-76—150 Rickie Fowler......................72-78—150 Jason Kokrak......................73-77—150 Chris DiMarco ....................75-75—150 Robert Karlsson.................72-78—150 Justin Leonard....................78-72—150
TRANSACTIONS Friday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB_Suspended free agent C Max St. Pierre 50 games for a second violation involving a drug of abuse under the minor league drug program. American League LOS ANGELES ANGELS_Selected the contract of RHP David Carpenter from Salt Lake (PCL). Optioned UTL Alexi Amarista to their minor league camp. Transferred OF Jeremy Moore from the 15- to the 60-day DL. SEATTLE MARINERS_Placed LHP George Sherrill on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 10. Recalled LHP Charlie Furbush from Tacoma (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS_Placed RHP Sergio Santos on the paternity list. Recalled LHP Evan Crawford from New Hampshire (EL). National League PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES_Agreed to terms with INF Mike Fontenot on a minor league contract. Carolina League CAROLINA MUDCATS_Announced INF Justin Toole was promoted to Columbus (IL). American Association EL PASO DIABLOS_Signed RHP Marcel Prado.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
PROJECTED FOOTBALL REALIGNMENT
■ High School Football
If the OHSAA’s addition of a seventh division in high school football were to happen today, here’s where area teams would be playing: School . . .Boys Enrolled Division Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .552 Division II (410-599) Piqua . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437 Division II (410-599) Tippecanoe . . . . . . . . . .342 Division III (288-409) Milton-Union . . . . . . . .220 Division IV (216-287) Miami East . . . . . . . . . .143 Division VI (114-158) Bethel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 Division VI (114-158) Covington . . . . . . . . . . .123 Division VI (114-158) Troy Christian . . . . . . . .91 Division VII (30-111) Bradford . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Division VII (30-111) Lehman . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Division VII (30-111)
■ CONTINUED FROM 17 currently exists in Division I, where the current range is 494 males at the lower end of the division to 1,164 males at the top of the division. Under the new plan, Division I would consist of schools with 600 or more males. According to Troy Athletic Director Jeff Sakal’s calculations, Troy should have in the neighborhood of 560 males for
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Divisions 2013, making it one of the bigger Division II schools as opposed to its traditional role as one of the smaller Division I schools in Ohio. “Based upon our present numbers, we would be a Division II school under the new plan,” Sakal said. Sakal said he approves of the measure, which he said would make a more equitable playing field. In 2012, Troy had 552 males enrolled in the school.
Troy’s playoff opponent last fall, Upper Arlington, had 685 males. The 2012 Division I state champion, Cleveland Saint Ignatius, had 1,121 males enrolled in the school. “I feel pretty good that this will be able to level the playing field a little bit,” Sakal said. “Any time you can get kids in a more competitive situation, the better off they’ll be. Plus, you get 32 more schools in the
playoffs every year, which means 32 more communities get to experience that playoff atmosphere. “I think there had been a lot of concern about the difference in numbers at the Division I level. If you look at our situation, to win a state championship last year, we would have had to beat a team that was more than double our size. You better believe that makes a huge difference.”
Roundup ■ CONTINUED FROM 17 (T). 3B — Davis (B). Records: Troy 9-3.
Tippecanoe 6, Ben Logan 1 DAYTON — Ben Hughes gave up only one run in four innings of work, Cameron Johnson came on to finish as the Tippecanoe Red Devils improved to 6-0 in the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division with a 6-1 win over Ben Logan Friday at Fifth Third Field. Austin Hadden went 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs, B.J. Donathan was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Steven Calhoun tripled in the win. Tipp is now 9-4 on the season.
Newton’s Fawn King catches a popup at third base Friday. ■ CONTINUED FROM 17 single, and CC Alvarez and Darlene Reinhard backed that up with backto-back RBI singles. An RBI fielder’s choice by Kristin Mace put the Devils up 8-2 — and they never looked back. “They’re a very good team,” Newton coach Kirk Kadel said. “And that’s why we like to come play them.” It was the second game of the day for the Indians, who had played the Bradford Railroaders in a critical Cross County Conference game earlier in the day — and beaten them 2-1 in a tense, emotional game that came down to the wire. The winning run was scored on a wild pitch with two outs in the bottom of the seventh on a two-strike count. Kirsten Burden got the win in that game, which was a rematch of last year’s sectional championship, then her arm got some much-needed rest against the Devils. “That was a great game,” Kadel said. “Kirsten pitched a great game, and neither team committed any errors. That was a big win for us.” “Newton played a big league game right before coming here. That’s tough,” Tackett said. “People think I’m nuts to do that, but that’s how you get better,” Kadel said. “That’s why we come here — to play good teams.” Erin Hixon got the start in Newton’s late game — and faced a very formidable Red Devil lineup. Tippecanoe pounded out 18 hits on the night,
B.L . . . 001 000 0 — 1 6 1 Tipp . . 300 201 x — 6 7 0 Collins and Johnson. Hughes, Johnson (5) and Donathan. WP — Hughes. LP — Collins. 3B — Calhoun (T), Hadden (T). Records: Ben Logan 8-5, 4-3 CBC. Tipp 9-4, 6-0 CBC.
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Tippecanoe pitcher Bri Eichbaum (front) looks to first as third baseman Alex Dawes makes a play behind her Friday against Newton at Kyle Park in Tipp City on the first night of the Strike Out Cancer Classic. including huge nights for the top of the lineup. Alvarez was 4 for 5 with and RBI and three runs, Reinhard was 4 for 5 with two RBIs and four runs and Alex Dawes was 4 for 5 with two doubles and four RBIs. Jordynn Kostyal was had a mammoth night — but got caught leading off most innings. She was 4 for 5 with two doubles and a triple but only one RBI. Eichbaum — who also got the win on the mound — was 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI, Watkins had an RBI, Gingerich was
3 for 4 and Mace had a double and two RBIs. Newton, meanwhile, had 15 hits itself — but left 10 runners stranded. “We just didn’t get the big hit when we needed it, or they would make a big play when they needed it,” Kadel said. “With CC out there in center, she’s going to track down anything out there. Give them credit. They’re a good team.” Marina Snipes was 2 for 5 with a triple and a run for the Indians, Burden doubled and scored twice, Taylor Steck was 3 for 4 with a triple,
an RBI and a run, Megan Rutledge was 2 for 4, Hixon had an RBI and Kacey Thompson doubled. Both teams play a pair of games today at Kyle Park as the Classic continues, with both alternately squaring off against Centerville and Bishop Hartley in games at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tipp ...002 630 4 — 15 18 1 New......101 101 2 — 6 15 3 Eichbaum and Watkins. Hixon and L. Burden. WP — Eichbaum. LP — Hixon. 2B — Reinhard (T), Dawes 2 (T), Mace (T), Kostyal 2 (T), Eichbaum (T), K. Burden (N), Thompson (N). 3B — Kostyal (T), Snipes (N), Steck (N).
TCN 12, Bethel 1 (5 inn.) BRANDT — In an mid season clash between Bethel and Tri-County North — two of the better teams in the Cross County Conference — the Bees came out flat on defense in a 12-1 five inning loss to the Panthers on Friday. The Bees had eight errors, which led to two Panthers runs in the first, four more in the third, five in the fourth and one in the fifth to complete the runrule. Luke Veldman got the loss on the hill. The loss drops Bethel to 3-1 in the CCC — 11-2 overall — while Tri-County North moves to 4-0 in league play with the win. “I knew they were one of the better teams in our league,” Bethel coach Brett Brookhart said. “But we came out not ready to play from the get-go. We had eight errors, we didn’t hit the ball well and we didn’t field well. When you don’t do those things well, it’s hard to win games. Hopefully we can learn from this and bounce back.” Bethel is back in action today at home against Springfield Central Catholic in a double header. TCN ........204 51 — 12 8 0 Bethel.......000 10 — 1 3 8 Veldman, Pelphry (3) and Hoke. LP — Veldman. 2B — Patrick (2) (TCN). Records: TCN 10-4, 4-0. Bethel 11-2, 3-1.
• Softball Beavercreek 14, Troy 1 (5 inn.) BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek took down Troy 14-1 in a five innings on Friday night. Shelby Schultz went 2 for 2, while Rainy Rohlfs and Jess Lehmann each had hits for the Trojans. Allison Pierce took the loss on the mound. Troy’s game against Franklin Monroe on Saturday has been cancelled. The Trojans play at Butler on Monday. Troy.....100 00 — 1 5 2 Creek..235 4x — 14 10 0 Pierce and Lehmann. Van Sant and Hines. WP — Van Sant. LP — Pierce.
M-U 10, Butler 5 TIPP CITY — The Milton-Union Bulldogs got a big 10-5 win over Vandalia Butler on Friday night at the Strikeout Cancer Classic at Kyle Park in Tipp City. After the Aviators took a 3-0 lead after two innings, the Bulldogs offense got going with a five-run third inning to take a brief lead. Butler tied the game in the bottom half of the third, but it was all Milton after that, outscoring Butler 5-0 over the next four innings to come away with the win. Ashley Smith — who was the winning pitcher and had five strikeouts — went 4 for 5 with a triple and two RBIs. Haley Martens was 2 for 5, Chloe Smith went 4 for 5 and Christine Heisey went 2 for 4 with three RBIs. “We were going against a good pitcher that has been pretty good in the GWOC (Greater Western Ohio Conference),” MiltonUnion coach Curt Schaefer said. “She throws hard, and we were ready for that. We were looking at too many strikes early on, getting down in the count. I just told the girls we need to start swinging and being more aggressive at the plate.” Milton (11-3) is slated for two games at the tournament again today, one against Wayne at 1 p.m. and the other against Mt. Notre Dame at 3 p.m. M-U.005 302 0 — 10 16 2 Butler.122 000 0 — 5 8 1 Fetters, A. Smith (4) and Booher. Whetstone and Martin. WP — A. Smith. LP — Whetstone. 3B — A. Smith (M-U). Records: Milton-Union 11-3. Butler 5-4.
■ College Football
Knost leads by Arkansas’ Dorrell put on leave 2 at Heritage HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Colt Knost shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to take a twostroke lead over Carl Pettersson after the second round of the RBC Heritage. Knost, tied for the firstround lead with Chad Campbell and Vaughn Taylor after a 67, had three birdies in a four-hole stretch midway through the round and finished at 9-under 133. Pettersson had a 65, his best ever showing in 32 career rounds at Harbour Town Golf Links. Two-time RBC Heritage winner Boo Weekley (66) and Harris English (68) were another shot off the lead at 6 under. World No. 1 Luke Donald rebounded from an opening 75 to shoot 69 and
slip inside the 2-over par cut line. Donald needs to finish eighth or better to stay ahead of No. 2 Rory McIlroy. Malaysian Open KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Louis Oosthuizen shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Malaysian Open after the completion of the raindelayed second round. Oosthuizen, the South African star coming off a playoff loss to Bubba Watson in the Masters, had a 10-under 134 total on Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club’s West Course. Fellow South Africans Hennie Otto and Jbe Kruger were tied for second with Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas put the former mistress of Bobby Petrino on paid leave Friday and disclosed that she used a $20,000 “gift” from the disgraced former coach to buy a car in her first week on the job. University spokesman Steve Voorhies said Jessica Dorrell, a 25-year-old football department employee, had been placed on leave but declined further comment, calling it a private personnel issue. Dorrell, a former Arkansas volleyball player, was a Razorback Foundation fundraiser before she was hired as a student-athlete development coordinator by Petrino on March 28 at an annual salary of $55,735. She has not returned repeated calls seeking comment. The move came as
Petrino said he would not appeal his firing and seek any of the $18 million buyout that was part of his contract. His agent, Russ Campbell, sent an email to athletic director Jeff Long late Thursday saying Petrino had accepted “responsibility for the events that led to the university’s decision to terminate his contract.” “Coach Petrino and his family wish nothing but the best for both the Razorback football program and University of Arkansas,” Campbell wrote. Petrino had the option to appeal as part of the sevenyear contract he agreed to in December 2010. The contract was for more than $3.5 million annually and carried the $18 million mutual buyout clause in 2011 and 2012. The amount dropped over the life of the contract, falling to as little
as $3.9 million in 2017. Long said that Petrino was fired for cause, meaning the coach was not owed anything. The 51-year-old Petrino was fired Tuesday for failing to disclose his relationship with Dorrell before she was hired, as required by conflict of interest rules at the school. The affair became public only after the two went for a motorcycle ride April 1 and skidded off the road, putting Petrino in the hospital and resulting in a police report that contained her identity. Long has said the two were in a relationship for a “significant” amount of time and phone records show they exchanged more than 4,300 text messages and nearly 300 phone calls over the past seven months, possibly including photo and video content. The termination letter
Long sent to Petrino was released by the school Friday and it had more specifics. “(Y)ou deliberately failed to tell me that you had engaged in an extramarital affair with Ms. Dorrell over a period of several months leading up to your recommendation to hire her,” Long wrote. “If you had been forthcoming with me about the true nature of your relationship, I would not have approved the hiring.” Long also said Petrino “admitting giving $20,000 cash to Ms. Dorrell as a ‘gift.’ Ms. Dorrell used the money to purchase a black Acura during the first week that she worked for the football program. “Among other concerns relating to this ‘gift,’ you should have disclosed this fact to me … but you failed to do so,” Long wrote.