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Scout leader ousted in Ohio The first-graders in Ohio Pack 109’s Tiger Scouts didn’t know or care their den mother was a lesbian — at least not until the Boy Scouts of America threw her out over the organization’s ban on gays. Now, parents who were aware of Jennifer Tyrell’s sexual orientation well before she took the boys on campouts and helped them carve race cars for the annual Pinewood Derby have rallied to her defense in a case that has re-ignited the debate over the Scouts’ policy.

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Shuttle to arrive in N.Y. Any new arrival to New York City wants to see the sights — and the space shuttle Enterprise is no different. Enterprise is scheduled to arrive in the city Friday, riding on top of a modified jumbo jet. Its trip was to include lowaltitude flyovers over parts of the city and landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on Manhattan’s west side. The shuttle had been scheduled to arrive earlier in the week but NASA pushed it back because of bad weather. The shuttle prototype was housed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington but will soon be making its home at the Intrepid, where it will be “the largest and most significant space artifact in the entire Northeast,” said Susan Marenoff-Zausner, Intrepid’s president.

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Troy residents came out in droves April 26 for the Troy Business Expo to explore new products and services, network with local business representatives and sample food from area restaurants. Sponsored by the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce, the fifth biennual event took place at Hobart Arena from 3-7 p.m. At about 4 p.m., Sabra Johnson, executive director of the Troy Area of Chamber TROY Commerce, said all was going “wonderfully.” “We have a great crowd, perfect weather, and Heater’s here. What more could you ask for?” Johnson said. (Heater is the Dayton Dragons mascot.) More than 100 businesses and eight restaurants, including Club 55 and La Piazza, were represented at the expo. She expected the crowd to pick up even more around 5, when people would be leaving work. About 4,000 people attended the last expo in 2010. Local organizations included Unity National Bank, Hospice of Business Expo goers including Kay Hamilton get a taste of local eateries Miami County, AAA, The Troy while visiting Hobart Arena during the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Kids Learning Place. Business Expo Thursday in Troy. According to Sabra Johnson Troy Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, there were more than 100 • See HOBART on Page 2 booths and eight food booths at this year’s expo.

Upper Room church opens new location BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer Back in 2010, when space became crowded at the Upper Room Worship Center on North Fourth pastor Greg Street, Simmons said he knew a move was needed. The recently completed church at 648 N. Hyatt St. will be unveiled at an open house from 1-5 p.m. April 28, with the church’s first services the next day. A dedication service is slated for 11 a.m. Mother’s Day, May 13. “We were at a smaller building and the church

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Students talk with businesses at expo Hearing Asked questions of business held for reps to learn about job options WM man

BY MELANIE YINGST were a lot of students being pushed in to their senior Staff Writer year without much of a direction,” Yunker said. Behind the mirrored “We wanted to show them glass windows and beyond the possibilities here in the international flagged Troy if they decide to not go drive, what really goes on to college, what kind of jobs behind the doors of Troy’s were out there or if they needed just skills and cerbusinesses? That was the question tain training, they were more than 70 Troy High still employable.” Yunker selected the 70 School juniors sought answers to during the students who had an interannual Business Expo as est and need for more inforthe teenagers stopped and mation and those who have visited with each represen- identified the types of tative to find where their industries in which they career could lead them have the most interest to visit at the Business Expo. here in Troy. “The trip to the Keith Yunker, Troy High School teacher, came up Business Exp will allow with the pilot project with juniors to really start the help of Linda Daniel of thinking about their career Daniel Consulting LLC path and see the diverse and the Troy Development career opportunities in Council’s communication Troy,” Yunker said. Yunker was part of the committee. “We saw, from a high TDC’s Troy Plan for Education school’s perspective, there Economic

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Troy High School juniors Katie Gearheardt, left, Cori Smith, center, and Kaity Hayworth visit booths including Miami-Jacobs Career College at the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo Thursday at Hobart Arena. course,which focused on is really a lot more options the need of local business out there,” Yunker said. industry for good, well- “Whether they join the trained workforce and for work force out of school, early career it’ll at least show them awareness/education for there are good paying jobs and opportunities to suclocal students. Yunker said many stu- ceed and move forward in dents felted pushed to their line of work.” Each student identified attend college because they simply didn’t know what which careers interested else to do after graduation. “At the same time, there • See EXPO on Page 2

A preliminary hearing was held Thursday for accused aggravated murderer Donald R. Pepper, a West Milton man who police say caused the death of his roommate April 13 in what first appeared to be a lawn mower accident to emergency first responders. Charged with aggravated murder and tampering with evidence, Pepper, 53, had his preliminary hearing in Miami County Municipal Court Judge Mel Kemmer found probable cause and now the case will be bound over to common pleas court. Pepper has been charged in the aggravated murder of James R. Wolf, 65, who lived with Pepper

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THS to present ‘Throughly Modern Millie’ BY KATIE YANTIS Staff Writer

From tapping toes to clicking keyboards, the students at Troy High School have ramped up a show for area Today Clouds residents to enjoy this weekend. The High: 58° thespians at Troy High School will Low: 33° present the broadway musical “Throughly Modern Millie” today, Saturday Saturday and Sunday in the school’s Rain likely auditorium. High: 52° Director Erik Strope said he mainly Low: 38° picked the show to be this year’s production because it’s an all around great Complete weather show. information on Page 11. “It’s a great show and our kids were just right for it,” Strope said. Home Delivery: The show centers around character 335-5634 Millie Dillmount, who looks for a job as Classified Advertising: a stenographer for a rich man, with (877) 844-8385 plans to marry him. The story unfolds into a winding love story with humor and some sadness mixed in. From the office settings to Mrs. Meers at the 6 74825 22406 6 hotel room, there is laughter provided

TROY by all involved in the show. “It’s just a very upbeat, humorous, lively show, filled with jazz and tap dancing,” Strope said. “It will have people rolling in their seats. Some of the characters are larger than life.” Strope praised the group presenting the show for all the hard work that has been put into the production. He said practice started earlier with a week filled with dance lessons. “We had a tap boot camp because we wanted to make sure the kids were prepared,” Strope said. “There is great dancing and great music. We have a great group of kids and a very knowledgeable group of kids. They were ready for it and willing and able.” Troy senior Logan Rathmann said the show is a dream come true for her as she finalizes her musical career with the role she has wanted from her

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Logan Rathmann portrays Millie while Drew Sanders portrays Jimmy in a Troy High School production of Thoroughly Modern Millie this weekend. STAFF PHOTOS/ ANTHONY WEBER


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start in the musical realm. After playing roles such as the matchmaker in “Fiddler on the Roof” and Belle in “Beauty and the Beast,” she said this role tops them all. “It’s great. I have wanted to be Millie ever since I saw it my freshman year at Wright State,” Rathmann said. The senior said there are many things about that role she enjoys and she is excited to just have fun with it as her final role. “It’s just that she is so strong and independent,” Rathmann said. “She has those core values so I can relate to her and her songs are in a real belty tone that I really like.” Throughout the show, Rathmann said there are many times the audience will find themselves giggling. “I like everything with the Chinese brothers because they are hilarious,” she said. “The tapping is really cool.

Hobart Mario Nova, general sales manager of Dickman Supply, participated in the expo for the first time. The company has branches in Sidney, Greenville and Celina. “I live in Troy and we sell to a lot of Troy companies, and we wanted to show off our energy-savings products,” Nova said. Four people from Dickman Supply were at the booth. Nova said they appreciated the opportunity to “be

a part of the community and get our (company) name out front.” Richard Bender, United Way of Troy executive director, helped run a booth in past years when he was in the banking business. But this year, as director of a nonprofit, he was able to walk around and explore all the booths. “It’s a great event because I come to meet my clients and meet people I don’t see on a regular basis,” Bender said. “I was just telling someone that it’s like a family reunion.”

WM • CONTINUED FROM A1 at a home the two shared at 1177 Debron Road in West Milton. Pepper owned the home. He remains jailed on a newly-modified bond of $1.1 million after the prosecution asked for his initial bond of $350,000 to be raised on Tuesday. On April 13, authorities

and medics responded to the West Milton home in what was first described as a “lawnmower accident,” but law enforcement quickly ruled that the incident was not an accident after head trauma the victim suffered was not consistent with a lawn mower accident, said West Milton Police Chief Garry Kimpel.

Expo • CONTINUED FROM A1 them the most and visited each booth to see what the company expected from an applicant. Each business visited with the students to share what skill sets they, as


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employees, were looking for in their industry. “We are very excited about this pilot project,” Yunker said. “My hope is that it gives them something to think about over the summer and focus on their senior with a direction in mind.” Yunker, a 17-year educator, teaches American government, psychology and sociology at Troy High School.

• CONTINUED FROM A1 grew,” Simmons said. “We will have a larger space and more classrooms for the children.” The nondenominational church will fit 298, versus the prior structure’s 160. Simmons is familiar with leading a congregation. He built and led a church in Piqua before becoming pastor of a Charleston, W. Va. church, where he built an addition to the building. The Upper Room Worship Center congregation started with only eight in 1998 and has grown to more than 200. Simmons said his wife Maxine, who died of cancer two months ago, inspired him to build the original Tipp City church. “She was the one that was very instrumental in getting me involved in the church ministry. She was my right hand. We did everything together,” Simmons said. For the Simmons, ministry is a family affair. His sons Matt and Aaron work as associate pastor and assistant pastor, respectively. His daughter Sheryl Queen is worship leader and other daughter Leah Morando heads children’s ministry. Ministry groups are offered every day of the week except Saturday. With his professional background in criminal justice and rehabilitation,


Matt Simmons, left and Aaron Simmons, center, stand alongside their father, Pastor Greg Simmons, outside the site of the new home of the Upper Room Worship Center in Tipp City.

She was the one that was very instrumental in getting me involved in the church ministry. She was my right hand. We did everything together. — Greg Simmons

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song and dance just keeps getting faster and faster and by the end it’s really fast.” For Kolber as she plays Dorothy, Millie’s best friend, said a scene where she does the waltz with Trevor Graydon is her favorite. As for the show in general, Kolber said area residents should treat themselves this weekend and attend the show. “There is something for everyone in the show; there is something for the romantic, there is comedy and there are some sad parts,” she said. “It’s full of great dancing, talented kids and it’s an all around fun show.” The show will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the high school auditorium, 151 W. Staunton Road. The show will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for reserved seating, $8 for general seating and $5 for students and senior general seating. For more information, call (937) 332-6710.

ible on stage. It meshed so perfectly.” He also said the students at Troy are doing what they can do take their own spin on each individual character. “The thing behind our show is, is that everyone around here knows these kids,” Sanders said. “And the great thing is it’s them up there being something they want to be and that’s the whole idea behind theater — to be something you are not and have fun with it. We take this show, throw our own personality on it and make it beautiful.” Fellow actors Jorian Johnson and Alison Kolber said they are enjoying their roles as well and each have their own favorite part about the show. For Johnson, he said his favorite part is an office scene as he plays the role of Trevor Graydon. “The speed test scene when Millie applies for the job for me,” Johnson said. “Throughout the scene the



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SUNDAY • 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. • POPPY BREAKFAST: The Tipp City American Legion, 377 N. Third St., will offer its annual poppy breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon. The meal will include ham, sausage, bacon, hash browns, toast, eggs, pancakes and waffles, rolls, fresh fruit and juices. Proceeds will benefit veterans and their families. • WILDFLOWER WALKS: A spring wildflower walk will be at 2:30 p.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, Dayton.

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Trustees discuss cleanup efforts For the Troy Daily News MONROE TOWNSHIP — Cleanup efforts were addressed by the Monroe Township Trustees during its April 16 meeting for not only township cemetery properties, but especially at the 4 E. Main St. township building in Tipp City after a paint vandalism incident that occurred over the April 14-15 weekend. Cleaning the building’s glass and recovering the sprayed painted graffiti on the brick and stucco at this 1915 building will be remedied by staff members after determining the best way to avoid damaging the old brick. On the normal springtime checklist thus far this year for maintenance staff also includes manicuring of flower

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The meal will include Cattlemen will be holding your news by e-mail to spaghetti with homecooked its first Lunch on the sauce, garlic bread, salad, Lawn of the year from 11 drink and a homemade a.m. to 1 p.m. on the cookie for $6. Tickets may courthouse plaza, Troy. be purchased at the door Participants can purand carry outs will be available. chase a sack lunch of either a ribeye • SOCCER REGISTRATION: Miami sandwich or chopped sirloin with chips, East Youth Soccer Association registracookies and a drink. • FESTIVAL PROGRAM: An informa- tion will be from 10 a.m. to noon at Miami East Elementary. tive program about the upcoming Troy • STEAK FRY: The Pleasant Hill Strawberry Festival with manager VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Heather Dorsten will be at 11 a.m. at the Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a T-bone Troy-Miami County Library. She will be steak dinner with salad, baked potato highlighting the history of the festival, the and a roll for $11 from 5-8 p.m. mission, the agenda for this year’s festival • LIBRARY ADVENTURE: “My Mom and plans for the future. This program is Magnificent,” will be offered from will include interesting facts and pictures. Registration is required. Call 339-0502 to 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Participants will signup. For more information about the listen to stories about mom and decoTroy Strawberry Festival, visit http://gosrate a special gift for their mom. Children in grades second through 12th grade • BOOK FAIR: First Kids Preschool may register by calling 339-0502. will host a Scholastic Book Fair from 8 • ADOPT-A-THON: A dog adopt-aa.m. to 5 p.m. at the First United will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at thon Methodist Church, 110 W. Franklin St., Tractor Supply, next to Meijer in Troy. For Troy. The book fair will offer specially more information, visit priced preschool and elementary school reading level books and educational • FLUTE WALK: The Miami County products. For more information, contact Park District will hold its Legend Flute Bridget Haines at 335-2826 or email Walk “Flute Songs Flower Walk” from 4 p.m. at Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary, • SEAFOOD DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner 2540 E. Statler Road, east of Piqua. Enjoy soft, meditative Native American Road, Ludlow Falls, a three-piece fried flute music on a casual walk around fish dinner, 21-piece fried shrimp, or a Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary. For more fish/shrimp combo with french fries and information, visit the park district’s webcoleslaw for $6 from 6-7:30 p.m. Frog site at legs, when available, are $10. • LEGEND WALK: The Miami County • FISH AND WINGS: The American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will serve Park District will hold their Legend Flute Walk “We Are the Stars Which Sing,” fish and wings with fries or macaroni and from 7:30-9 p.m. at Charleston Falls cheese, hush puppies, coleslaw and 2535 Ross Road, south of Preserve, dessert, from 6-7:30 p.m. for $7. Tipp City. Enjoy soft, meditative Native • FRIDAY DINNER: The Covington American flute on a casual walk to VFW Post No. 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer dinner from 5-8 p.m. Charleston Falls. For more information, visit the park district’s website at For more information, call 753-1108. • FISH FRY: The Sons of AMVETS • SPAGHETTI DINNER: A spaghetti Post No. 88, will host an all-you-can-eat dinner and silent auction will be at 6 fish fry from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The meal will p.m. at The Gathering Place, 105 E. include fish, fries, coleslaw, pudding and Greene St., Piqua. Funds raised will go a roll for $7. to help the families of Dylan Sanchez of • SPECIAL MEETING: The Tipp City Exempted Village Board of Education has Urbana and Aubrey Schaefer of Piqua, both 5, who have a rare chromosome called a special meting at 7:30 a.m. at abnormality called 22913 Deletion. the board of education office, 90 S. • CHICKEN FRY: The Troy Eagles No. Tippecanoe Drive, Tipp City. The pur971 will offer a 4-piece chicken fry with pose of the meeting is for adoption of a fries, coleslaw and roll from 5:30-7 p.m. resolution to proceed with emergency for $6. levy. • ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Laura • CHARITY AUCTION: A charity auction, to benefit rescue efforts, vetting and Christian Church, 1 S. Main St., Laura, transporting rescued dogs to new homes will have a spring ice cream social from 4-7 p.m. There will be six flavors to will be at the Tipp City Zion Lutheran choose from and also will have sandChurch. Doors will open at 6 p.m. wiches, pies and cakes for sale. Admission is $1, plus a donation of dry Proceeds will benefit the deacon’s fund dog food, kitty litter, cat food or cedar to assist community members in need. shavings. A concession stand will be • 5K FOR A CURE: The third annual available with a variety of foods. For “What a Girl Wants” 5K for a Cure will more information, visit begin at 8 a.m. at the Tipp City Park. Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. Registration is $30 and all proceeds will SATURDAY-SUNDAY benefit the Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation and the Pink Ribbon Girls of • GEM SHOW: The Brukner Gem, Dayton. For more information, call Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show will be Margie DeHays at (937) 671-7478 or from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 or visit a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Miami County Fairgrounds activity building. • BEGINNER’S PHOTOGRAPHY: A Admission will be $1 for adults and free beginner’s photography class will be for children, parking also is free. The event will include door prizes, a free rock offer at 10 a.m. at the A.B. Graham Memorial Center, Conover. No camera is for each child and food will be available for purchase. Mineral identification will be necessary, just a notebook. For reservations or fee information, call (937) 368offered by club members. Participants 3700. will see gems in the making, specimens, • NATIVE PLANTS: The Tipp City jewelry, demonstrations, silent auctions, Public Library will host Ron Corbett, dealers and raffles. Children’s activities owner of Native Ohio Plants in Tipp City, will be offered. Proceeds will benefit at noon in the meeting room. He will Brukner Nature Center. bring some sample plants and explain how you can grow native plants in your SATURDAY own yard. No registration is necessary. • WILDFLOWER WALKS: A spring • PROM PROMENADE: Miami East wildflower walk will be at 2:30 p.m. at students will promenade through the new Aullwood Audubon Center, Dayton. high school gym with dates and friends




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Friday, April 27, 2012

Ohio House delays vote on election overhaul repeal

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Nick Staton, left, Nick McGovern, center, Sean Slack and Josh Morrow, right, enjoy acting out larping on the Public Square Thursday in Troy. According to the foursome larping is regarded to as “live action role playing,” dressed in whatever they could find.

JobsOhio rules could shield public records COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s top lawyer says a broadly worded bill creating rules for Ohio’s new economic development agency could turn otherwise public records private. The Columbus Dispatch reports Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine plans to ask Gov. John Kasich and state lawmakers to reword the legislation. The bill cleared the Ohio House on Wednesday, and heads next to the state Senate. DeWine questions the provision that says records

created or received by the nonprofit JobsOhio are not public “regardless of who may have custody of the records.” He said he believes that could shield documents from public view that state agencies share with JobsOhio. A Kasich spokesman said the administration doesn’t necessarily agree with DeWine’s position, but will work to address his concern. Confidentiality is considered important to JobsOhio’s negotiations.


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COLUMBUS (AP) — Leaders in the Ohio House delayed a vote Wednesday night on a contentious measure that would repeal a new election law that reduces early voting opportunities in the presidential battleground state. The new law has been on hold since September, when opponents gathered enough signatures to get a referendum put before voters this fall. The repeal measure was poised for passage by the Wednesday Republican-controlled House when the House speaker moved to delay the vote. House Speaker William Batchelder told reporters the delay came after he got word that opponents who brought the ballot question might be willing to strike a deal with lawmakers and possibly remove the referendum from the ballot themselves. The Fair Elections Ohio campaign gathered more than 300,000 valid signatures from Ohioans to get a referendum on Nov. 6 ballots to ask voters whether they wanted to get rid of the overhaul law. Among other changes, the overhaul trims the swing state’s in-person early voting window from 35 days before Election Day to 17 days, and the period for absentee voting by mail from 35 days to 21. It also cuts off in-person early voting on the Friday evening before Election Day. Supporters of the repeal measure contend it would leave in place old rules governing Ohio elections before the overhaul law was passed last summer. But the repeal bill also would reaffirm a technical change made last year in a separate bill that resulted in early voting ending on the weekend before the election. Democrats and Fair Elections Ohio want those final days of in-person voting restored. Otherwise, they say the bill is not a “clean” repeal and would not effectively give voters the same voting options they had before the overhaul bill’s passage. House Minority Leader Armond Budish, DBeachwood, said he alerted Batchelder that the

Fair Elections Ohio campaign would be willing to discuss possibly removing the referendum if the bill was a straight repeal that included wording to allow people to vote on the busy in-person voting days right before the election. Batchelder has expressed reservations about a legislative repeal of the bill that’s the subject of referendum. He says there is no precedent for it, and it’s unclear what the courts would do. Batchelder said that he did not think negotiations with Fair Elections Ohio were an option prior to Wednesday when he was approached by Budish, but he said he is willing to let the discussions continue. Greg Moore, campaign director of Fair Elections Ohio, said the group has gotten pretty far in their talks with some Senate Republicans and House Democratic lawmakers, but there was no agreement before the bill was called up before the House was to vote. Moore said the delayed vote in the House allows them and Fair Elections Ohio more time to work to get the final voting days included in the repeal bill. It also allows his group to examine any legal concerns they have about a legislative repeal of the bill and its possible removal from the ballot. He said a true repeal of the measure would restore final weekend voting, and the Legislature would have to completely repeal the overhaul measure before it could possibly be taken off the ballots. He said there were some in his coalition who believe that the “right of referendum is sacred” and are hesitant to remove it. “We’re very sensitive to the right of the referendum and how this could impact future citizens’ initiatives,” Moore said. Moore said talks started Wednesday morning and they have included the possibility of also restoring weekend voting in a Senate measure that’s separate from the repeal bill. “We didn’t wake up this morning thinking that this was where we were going to arrive,” Moore said.

Supreme court moves to center of presidential race WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, suddenly at the heart of presidential politics, is preparing what could be blockbuster rulings on health care and immigration shortly before the fall election. The court, sometimes an afterthought in presidential elections, is throwing a new element of uncertainty into the campaign taking shape between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Sharply divided between four conservatives, four liberals and one conservative-

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leaning swing justice, the court already is viewed as being nearly as partisan as Congress. Within weeks it will rule on the contentious 2010 Democratic-crafted health care overhaul and a Republican-backed Arizona law that’s seen as a model for cracking down on illegal immigrants. Obama sometimes seems to be running against the court, or at least its conservative members. Whether that will sway voters in November is unclear. The public receives far less information and visual imagery of the Supreme Court than it does of the White House and Congress. An anti-court strategy by Obama “will fire up his base, but I doubt it will make any bigger impact on swing voters,” said Republican consultant John Feehery.


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end up being in the black. In the past, two Miami County newspapers reported during the new high school building project there was approximately $1 million that was considered under budget. I am curious as to what hap pened to that money. Did we actually receive this money? Was it returned to OSFC? Or, was it spent on other district expenses, and if so, for what? I assume there is use restrictions applied to that under budget money. I was

wondering whether the Miami East Board of Education could explain or clarify this process concerning the $1 million under budget that was reported by a local newspaper on Aug. 28, 2011, when the school district was announcing the formal building dedication ceremony. As a concerned taxpayer, I am confused. Can someone enlighten me? Thanks in advance for any information.


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

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP The Telegraph, London, on NATO in Afghanistan: The brazen series of attacks launched by the Taliban recently against high-profile targets throughout Afghanistan was intended to demonstrate that, far from being a spent force, the movement still has the ability to create mayhem. By launching a simultaneous assault on the main NATO compound in Kabul, the presidential palace, foreign embassies and several other targets, the Taliban sought to start its “spring offensive” in spectacular fashion. In the event, the attacks ended in failure, although the fact that well-armed groups of Taliban fighters were able to penetrate the heavily fortified military, governmental and diplomatic compounds in the capital inevitably raises worrying questions about the effectiveness of security arrangements: as Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president said, the ease with which the Taliban breached the security cordon suggests a major intelligence failure on the part of both Afghan and NATO forces. Where does this leave us? The Taliban’s intent was almost certainly psychological — to shatter any feeling of security in the capital, and focus minds on what will As I happen when the Westerners depart. The operaSee It tion also showed that the Afghans still have a ■ The Troy long way to go before they have all the means at Daily News their disposal to see off their enemies: they relied welcomes heavily on NATO helicopters, intelligence and specolumns from cial forces, and are likely to need such assistance our readers. To for many years to come if they are to keep the submit an “As I Taliban at bay, or force them to the negotiating See It” send table. your type-writThis makes the decisions reached at the May ten column to: NATO conference in Chicago all the more impor■ “As I See It” tant, since it is there that the major Western powc/o Troy Daily ers will debate how much support they are preNews, 224 S. pared to offer once NATO has ended combat operMarket St., Troy, OH 45373 ations. If, in our rush to the exit, we leave the Afghans to fend for themselves, it will have disas■ You can also e-mail us at trous consequences for their security — and for editorial@tdnpu ours. The Globe and Mail, Toronto, on ‘Stand ■ Please Your Ground’ laws: include your full Florida’s Stand Your Ground law is an invitaname and teletion to violent disaster. It is a radical broadening phone number. of the law of self-defense that made the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a black teen walking through a gated community in which he was a guest, seem nearly as preordained as any Greek tragedy. And on that human tragedy, the death of a teen, is built a social disaster — the appearance of life being cheap, black life especially, and of impunity for those who kill because they insisted on standing their ground. Or who claimed that’s what they did. The principle that a person’s home is a castle, and entitled to a deadly defense, has been by and large extended into the streets, in Florida and a score of other states. Stand Your Ground laws create something close to a presumption that an assailant intends to use deadly force, and that it is therefore reasonable to use deadly force in return. Killing in self-defense no longer needs to be necessary to pass legal muster — a radical departure. Florida’s numbers of justifiable homicide cases have nearly tripled since the 2005 law came in. Before the law, there were 12 a year, on average; and now there are 33. In Texas and Georgia, justifiable homicide cases have nearly doubled since those states passed Stand Your Ground laws. Most states with such laws have experienced large jumps in justifiable homicide cases, even as homicide rates have stayed flat. No wonder the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence warns visitors not to argue with Floridians. “No retreat” gives a man with a gun the right to the last word.


Please help me understand To the Editor: It was reported in a recent news article that Miami East School District needs to wait until June to learn whether the district will be in the red or in the black. In November 2011, the voters passed a continuing 1.75 percent earned income tax levy. It narrowly passed with 52 percent of the voters. As a taxpayer, I am hoping in June that the district will

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It is time I come clean about cleaning You never really get to know someone until you’ve volunteered to help them clean their bathrooms. Will someone get my mother a glass of water? I’m pretty sure she just choked a bit. No I’m not ill. Let me explain. I know I’ve spent countless Fridays telling you all how amazing all my friends are and how much sanity they bring to my life. And the lack of a social life is how I can best explain how I happened to find myself at the doorstep yesterday morning of my tried and true best friend “Triplet” practically begging to help her clean her beautiful custom home. “Oh my goodness turn on Dr. Phil and hand me the mop,” were the words I said as I greeted her mid-morning as I helped her clean her house for her son Ryan’s second birthday party tomorrow. We tackled the kitchen first. I find custom cherry cabinets just as sexy as a David Beckham underwear ad — both are chiseled to perfection and beautiful to look at. And there’s something nice about one’s reflection in a

Melanie Yingst Troy Daily News Executive Editor sparkling stainless- steel refrigerator door after scrubbing tiny baby fingerprints from the cold metal surface. Now I’m not blessed with the gift of OCD in terms of cleaning my own home or cleaning much of anything for that matter. Although, I do take pride in the fact my kid goes to school with spotless ears, maybe not much of anything else, but my kid’s ears are Marine Corps clean. I just like cleaning other people’s houses in some sort of weird sociological experiment sort of way. Kind of like how every family has their own way of making chili soup sort of way. Everybody’s way is different, but no matter how you go about it, it’s still chili soup.

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Triplet’s husband pretended to busy himself outdoors by attempting to assemble a largerthan-life swing set in 50 miles per hour winds. He did happen to find a spare moment to say “hello” to me with his usual onefingered hand gesture as I watched from the dining room window. I pray for him daily. As Triplet’s husband stopped inside to make some smart-donkey remark, Triplet quickly hushed his words of encouragement. “Hush. She’s mopping our floors for free!” I heard her say from the garage. In a flurry of a few hours, the floors were mopped, the bathrooms cleaned and random accumulation was sent to the basement. I was THAT bored folks. OK and to be honest, I needed a column really, really bad for today. It’s not just Triplet’s house. I’ve helped clean my sister’s home when I visit while she is at work. Maybe it’s the high tech gadgets or the wide assortment of cleaning stuff they have at their homes which makes it fun for me.

Honestly, the real reason I volunteered was because I know how much easier it is to complete a despicable task with an extra set of hands and how fast time goes when you have someone to talk to as chore after chore is completed. Growing up, my twin sister and I always split each household chore in half. I’d mow one half of the yard, she’d do the other side. I would unload the top part of the dishwasher, she’d do the bottom half. These days, some of my sister and I’s best conversations occur via cell phones, when we are both cleaning our homes and as one of us empties a closet or sorts through our sons’ vast collection of toys. Sometimes it’s just nice to have someone to talk to when the dust and cat fur is flying. It’s spending time with those you care about to get the less than fun parts of life accomplished. I just don’t do windows.

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Friday, April 21, 2012


Scout leader ousted


From troop in Ohio; parents upset

MINSTER — Alma E. Clune, 76, of 1965 Amsterdam Road, Minster, Ohio, died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at her home. She was born June 30, 1935, in Montezuma, Ohio, to the late Izador and Bertha (Tumbusch) Steinke. She married Leonard F. Clune on Nov. 24, 1956 in Montezuma, Ohio. He survives. She also is survived by chil- CLUNE dren, Jane and Ron Phlipot of Troy, Nancy and Wally Wagner of Minster, Rick and Carol Clune of Piqua; brothers and sisters, Esther and Tim Mattingly of Kettering, Paul and Margie Steinke of Tipp City and Jesse and Shirley Steinke of Coldwater; sister-in-law, Millie Steinke of Tipp City; brother-in-law, Norbert Kramer of Chickasaw; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

(AP) — The first-graders in Ohio Pack 109’s Tiger Scouts didn’t know or care their den mother was a lesbian — at least not until the Boy Scouts of America threw her out over the organization’s ban on gays. Now, parents who were aware of Jennifer Tyrell’s sexual orientation well before she took the boys on campouts and helped them carve race cars for the annual Pinewood Derby have rallied to her defense in a case that has re-ignited the debate over the Scouts’ policy. “I teach my children to judge people on their actions,” said Rob Dunn, a father in Bridgeport, a village of about 2,000 across the Ohio River from Wheeling, W.Va. “Whether you agree with their lifestyle or not.” The Boy Scouts of America, whose oath calls for members to be “morally straight,” maintains that as a private organization it has the right to exclude gays and atheists from its ranks. That stance was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000 but has led many state and local governments to deny support for the Scouts. Male scout leaders who are gay have long been barred, but instances of women being excluded are not well-documented and probably rare. A lesbian cou-



In this Wednesday, April 25, photo, Jennifer Tyrrell walks hand-in-hand with her son Cruz Burns, 7, during a visit to New York. ple in Vermont were told two years ago that they could no longer be involved with their son’s Scout troop. Because of the policy, Tyrell said she only reluctantly allowed her 7-yearold son to join up in Bridgeport, where she lives with her partner and their four children. Told, she said, by the local cub master that it didn’t matter that she is a lesbian, she was drafted to lead the pack in September.

COVINGTON — Eleanor Jeanne Deal, 88, of Covington, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Covington Care Center. She was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Miami County, to her parents C.B. and Margaret (Furnas) Streib. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles Howard Deal; and brothers, James Robert Streib and William Bernard Streib. She will be missed and remembered by her children, Margaret “Peggy” and Michael Kline of Englewood and Charles and Calli Deal of Massachusetts; grandchildren, Gerry Kline of Englewood, Denny and Amy Kline of Hilliard, Amy

Tyrell told parents at their first meeting about her sexual orientation. Some already knew her because she had coached youth baseball and volunteered at school, organizing class parties and reading to children. “She wasn’t trying to hide anything,” said Dunn, whose son is among the dozen or so members of the FUNERAL DIRECTORY boys-only pack. “Nobody I know of has ever made a single com- • Donald H. Lauber plaint against her.” TROY — Donald H. Lauber, 84, of Troy, Ohio, passed away in his sleep at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Funeral services are pending at Baird Funeral Home, Troy.

New evidence disclosed in death of Marine’s wife

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Brittany Killgore mile from Killgore’s second-floor apartwas hoping to unwind for three days after ment overlooking Camp Pendleton. Espinoza didn’t disclose a possible filing for divorce from her Marine husmotive or other details about the death band serving in Afghanistan. Prosecutors believe things quickly during the hearing, and he later declined went wrong when she met another to elaborate on the investigation. It’s still unclear how Marine for a night out. Killgore died and whether the “She sent a text saying, unspecified weapon authori‘Help,’” Patrick Espinoza, a ties said they found in Perez’s deputy district attorney in San car was used in the killing. Diego County, said Thursday. Perez’s attorney, Jeff “She was missing from that Reichert, said Lopez’s suicide point on.” note shows “very, very clearly” Authorities said Killgore’s that she killed Killgore and body was found in brush near that his client was not Lake Skinner on April 17, hours involved. after paramedics were called to “The court has information a San Diego motel and found KILLGORE in its hands that exonerates my another woman with self-inflictclient on this charge,” Reichert said. ed cuts and a suicide note. However, details of the note were not Killgore’s message to an unidentified friend was disclosed at an arraignment released, and Superior Court Judge for Louis Ray Perez, 45, who pleaded not Kimberlee Lagotta ordered it to be sealed. Perez, a Marine for 16 years who is guilty to murder. The brief hearing offered the most married and has lived in the San Diego details yet of what authorities believe area for 10 years, has also pleaded not happened to the 22-year-old Killgore after guilty to stealing an assault weapon. The prosecutor said Perez stole the weapon she disappeared on April 13. Espinoza said investigators found and a motorcycle from a trailer at Camp Killgore’s blood and a weapon in Perez’s Pendleton. The death has shaken many at Camp car. He also said Perez told investigators he dropped off Killgore in downtown San Pendleton and neighboring Fallbrook, Diego’s bustling Gaslamp District, but known for its rolling hills and avocado investigators concluded that he lied about orchards. The Killgores lived in one of several his whereabouts and stayed about 60 miles north in Fallbrook, where Killgore apartment complexes on Ammunition Road that advertise special rates for mililived. Jessica Lynn Lopez, 25, the woman tary members and is close to a base authorities said was found by paramedics entrance. Killgore recently separated from at the motel, also has pleaded not guilty to Marine Lance Cpl. Cory Killgore, who was murder. The prosecutor said Lopez and Perez in Afghanistan when she disappeared. once lived together but didn’t indicate She cited irreconcilable differences in her when or where. Lopez currently lives a divorce filing but gave no other details.

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and David Trader of Pleasant Hill, Daniel and Cecelia Jamison of Woodbridge, Va.; and 13 great- grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 30, at Jackson-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 10 S. High St., Covington. Interment will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington. The family will receive friends from 1011 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 531313, Henderson, NV 89053. Online memories may be left for the family at

• Harold L. “Budd” Arthur PIQUA — Harold L. “Budd” Arthur, 60, of Piqua, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at MelcherSowers Funeral Home, Piqua.


In this Feb. 18, 1977 file photo, Americaís Space Shuttle Enterprise, rides atop a giant 747 on its first test flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Space shuttle Enterprise to arrive in N.Y. on Friday NEW YORK (AP) — Any new arrival to New York City wants to see the sights — and the space shuttle Enterprise is no different. Enterprise is scheduled to arrive in the city Friday, riding on top of a modified jumbo jet. Its trip was to include low-altitude flyovers over parts of the city and landmarks including the Statue of Liberty and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on Manhattan’s west side. The shuttle had been scheduled to arrive earlier in the week but NASA pushed it back because of bad weather. The shuttle prototype was housed at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington but will soon be making its home at the Intrepid, where it will be “the largest and most significant space artifact in the entire Northeast,” said Susan Marenoff-Zausner, Intrepid’s president. That won’t happen right away; after its fly-around, the Enterprise is heading to Kennedy Airport, where 2270132

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A pool of 48 workers at Philadelphia’s transit agency scored the jackpot-winning ticket in this week’s $172.7 million Powerball drawing, lottery officials said Thursday. The winning ticket in Wednesday’s drawing for the multi-state lottery was sold at a newsstand at a downtown mall, Pennsylvania Lottery officials said. That ticket was bought by a group of employees who work at the headquarters of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, said Kristin Geiger, a spokeswoman for the agency. SEPTA operates buses, trains and trolleys in the city and its suburbs and is regularly strapped for cash. Its downtown headquarters is right across the street from the newsstand where


She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, James Steinke, Charles Steinke, Alice Kramer and Lily Steinke. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Maria Stein, and of the Ladies Sodality of the Church. She was retired from Heritage Manor, Minster and a homemaker. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 30, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with the Rev. Tom Brenberger celebrant. Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, and 9-10 a.m. Monday, at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster. Burial will take place in St. John Cemetery, Maria Stein. The family requests donations be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences may be made at

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In this photo provided by NASA, the space shuttle Enterprise is mated on top of the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft at Washington Dulles International Airport Saturday, April 21, in Sterling, Va. it will remain for a few Center. Enterprise has never weeks until it’s taken off the 747 jet it rode to New been used in an actual space mission, but was a York. After that, Marenoff- full-scale test vehicle used Zausner said, it will be put for flights in the atmoson a barge in early June phere and experiments on and brought up the Hudson the ground. That doesn’t make River to the Intrepid, where it will be put on the flight Intrepid any less excited deck and a pavilion over it about having it, Marenoffwill be completed. The Zausner said. “This is an institution in museum anticipates opening the shuttle exhibit to American history,” she said, adding, “This tested too the public in mid-July. “When somebody comes many different things that to visit, they will not only without it, travel into space see the shuttle itself, but would never had hapwill have an engaging and pened.” She is confident the pubinteractive experience inside the pavilion,” she lic will feel the same way and anticipates interest in said. Enterprise comes to the shuttle will increase New York as part of NASA’s the number of annual visiprocess of wrapping up the tors by about 30 percent, to shuttle program, which 1.3 million over the course ended last summer. At the of a year. The public’s interest is Smithsonian, its place has been taken by the shuttle what drove the Intrepid to Discovery. Shuttle find a way to display it even Endeavor is going to Los though a permanent disAngeles and shuttle play location still has to be Atlantis is staying at found, Marenoff-Zausner Florida’s Kennedy Space said.





BERNIE: The real stars of Richard Linklater’s black comedy are, unquestionably, the townspeople of Carthage, Texas. In documentarylike interviews, the East Texas locals (a mix of real Carthage folk and Texas actors) fill the film from start to finish: a gang of colorful gossips whose heavy accents and wry prattle essentially narrate the story. What drives their fascination is the true-life tale of a mannered, devout mortician, Bernie Tiede (Jack Black), who in 1997 was arrested for killing the elderly millionaire heiress Marjorie Nugent (a bitter, hardened Shirley MacLaine). The remarkable thing about the case is just how out of character such an act is for Tiede. As Black plays him, he’s cartoonishly cheerful — not just a churchgoing man, but a member of the choir and just about every other community group. The film never quite rises to full comedy, but remains locked in a state of satirical curiosity, marveling at its own contradictions. Black, who memorably starred in Linklater’s “School of Rock,” never gives in to a punch line, but his grand, absurdist performance is closer to parody than realism. He has a number of musical moments, including belting out “Seventy-Six Trombones” in full regalia. This is Linklater’s Preston Sturges comedy, an ode to small-town Texas life, where civil society is prized so much as to outweigh a little ol’ thing like murder. With an excellent Matthew McConaughey as a self-promoting district attorney. PG-13 for some violent images and brief strong language. 104 minutes. Three stars out of four. — Jake Coyle, AP Entertainment Writer THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT: The problem that plagues so many Judd Apatow productions — the one that keeps good comedies from being great ones — unfortunately exists here, too. It’s a matter of knowing when to say when, of knowing which bits should be trimmed and which should have been cut altogether. “The Five-Year Engagement” is so scattered and overlong, it really feels like it lasts five years, and even the inherent likability of stars Jason Segel and Emily Blunt cannot overcome the film’s pervasive sense of strain. It becomes so tortured, it almost gets to the point where you hope these two will break up for good, just because it’s the pragmatic thing to do and because it would finally wrap things up. And that’s a shame, because the movie reunites Segel with Nicholas Stoller; the two also co-wrote 2008’s “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” one of the more well-balanced Apatow productions, with Stoller once again directing and Segel starring as the doughy everyman. As in that earlier film, “The Five-Year Engagement” touches on themes of love found and lost in a serious way, and to its credit it does find some moments of emotional truth amid the inconsistent laughs. But man, it can be a messy slog to get to them. Segel and Blunt star as a newly engaged couple who encounter multiple obstacles on the way to the altar, including cross-country moves, career ambitions and family issues. If it sounds like a drag, that’s probably because it is, and wacky supporting players including Brian Posehn and Chris Parnell don’t exactly liven things up. R for sexual content and language throughout. 124 minutes. Two stars out of four. — Christy Lemire, AP Movie Critic MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS: The hype has been building for years and it couldn’t possibly be more deafening at this point. After a series of summer blockbusters that individually introduced Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America, all these characters come together alongside several other friends and foes. And with director and co-writer Joss Whedon, they couldn’t be in better hands. He’s pulled off the tricky feat of juggling a large ensemble cast and giving everyone a chance to shine, of balancing splashy set pieces with substantive ideology. Stuff gets blown up real good in beautifully detailed 3-D, but the film as a whole is never a mess from a narrative perspective. Whedon keeps a tight rein on some potentially unwieldy material, and the result is a film that simultaneously should please purists (one of which he is) as well as those who aren’t necessarily comic-book aficionados. He also stays true to the characters while establishing a tone that’s very much his own. As he did with the recent horror hit “The Cabin in the Woods,” which he co-wrote and produced, Whedon has come up with a script that’s cheeky and breezy, full of witty banter and sly pop-culture shout-outs as well as selfreferential humor, one that moves with an infectious energy that (almost) makes you lose track of its twoand-a-half-hour running time. Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), the head of S.H.I.E.L.D., assembles a dream team of superheroes to retrieve the Tesseract, the cosmic blue cube that gives its bearer unlimited power, when the evil Loki (Tom Hiddleston) descends from Asgard and steals it. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) are among those on the case — once they stop fighting each other, that is. PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout and a mild drug reference. 143 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. — Christy Lemire, AP Movie Critic THE RAVEN: What would Edgar Allan Poe be doing if he were alive today? Clawing at the inside of his coffin, desperate to get at the people who used and abused his diabolical tales as the basis for this pile of cinematic bird poo. Like carrion feeders themselves, director James McTeigue and his colleagues peck at Poe’s stories to fill out a plot that sounds sort of cool in concept — a serial killer using the author’s fiction as a blueprint for ghastly murders — but is featherheaded in execution. John Cusack makes a terrible Poe, the somber role as one of literature’s great tortured souls spotlighting his limitations as an actor. With his little goatee and his black cape, Cusack vaguely looks the part, but he’s a lightweight — voice too whiny, mannerisms too exaggerated, cadence too reedy to bring alive the movie’s frequent passages of Poe’s lyrical writing. Cusack’s Poe is enlisted by a Baltimore police detective (Luke Evans) to help solve a string of killings inspired by the author’s macabre stories. The movie reinforces how fiendishly clever Poe’s ideas were, but the filmmakers make poor use of their source material, wringing a few moments of gore from them while adding no suspense or originality of their own. R for bloody violence and grisly images. 110 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. — David Germain, AP Movie Writer

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Singing away the sorrow Thousands defy Norwegian mass killer with song OSLO, Norway (AP) — They gathered by the tens of thousands in the drenching rain to face down terrorism with song. Drawn by a Facebookorganized protest, Norwegians flocked to public squares across the country Thursday and rallied against far-right fanatic Anders Behring Breivik, now on trial for a bomband-shooting rampage that killed 77 people. They sang a Norwegian version of a Pete Seeger tune that the confessed mass killer claims has been used to brainwash the country’s youth into supporting immigration. Defiant singalongs of “Children of the Rainbow” were staged in Oslo and other major Norwegian cities, even as the ninth day of the trial went on with survivors of Breivik’s attacks giving tearful testimony. In downtown Oslo alone, about 40,000 people raised their voices as Norwegian artist Lillebjoern Nilsen played the song, a Norwegian version of Seeger’s “My Rainbow Race.” They sang the Norwegian lyrics: “A sky full of stars, blue sea as far as you can see “An earth where flowers grow, can you wish for more? “Together shall we live, every sister, brother “Young children of the rainbow, a fertile land.” Seeger’s lyrics in the original version have a similar message of living together in harmony. In testimony last week, Breivik mentioned the


Some 40,000 people stand April 26, to participate in Rainbow). tune as an example of how he believes “cultural Marxists” have infiltrated Norwegian schools and weakened its society. The crowd later marched to the Oslo courthouse, where they laid a carpet of red and white roses on the steps and the fence. Reached at home in Beacon, N.Y., the 92-yearold Seeger told The Associated Press he had heard about the mass gathering in a phone call from Nilsen. “I said, ‘Oh that’s wonderful,’” Seeger said. “It’s a tremendous honor, really. One of the greatest honors a songwriter could have is to have a song of theirs sung in another country.” The folk singer and his music have been central in many social justice issues from civil rights to the environment. He sang out against the Vietnam War and more recently joined the Occupy Wall Street protest in Manhattan. Breivik has admitted to

in drizzling rain in Youngstorget square, Oslo, Norway the singing of “Barn av Regnbuen” (Children of the setting off a bomb July 22 outside the government headquarters that killed eight people, and then going on a shooting rampage at the Labor Party’s annual youth camp on Utoya island, killing 69 others, mostly teenagers. Shocked by Breivik’s lack of remorse, Norwegians by and large have decided the best way to confront him is by demonstrating their commitment to everything he loathes. Instead of raging against the gunman, they have manifested their support for tolerance and democracy. “We have a quiet majority that sometimes gets a bit too quiet,” said Shoaib Sultan of The Norwegian Centre against Racism. However, he said it was important to “demonstrate tolerance.” Eskil Pedersen, the head of the Labor Party’s youth wing, told the umbrella-holding crowd in Oslo that Thursday’s song

held special significance for his group. “We aren’t here because of him, but because of each other,” Pedersen said. Breivik’s defense lawyer Geir Lippestad said his client was aware of the singalong protests. “He has registered that there is something going on outside this place, but he has obviously not seen it with his own eyes,” Lippestad told public broadcaster NRK at the courthouse. In court, people who survived Breivik’s car bomb testified emotionally as he listened without expression. Anne Helene Lund, 24, who was just 7 meters (23 feet) from the explosion, lay in a coma for a month. When she woke up, she had lost her memory, unable to remember even the names of her parents. “I studied political science for three years. Now I have to relearn social studies at the junior high school level,” she testified.


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Guild to sponsor art event For the Troy Daily News The Greenville Art Guild invites the public to stroll the grounds of the Shawnee Prairie Preserve and observe members of the Guild as they paint at the various sites around the AP PHOTO park. Artists will be paintHBO is producing a documentary on the first President George Bush to debut ing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. two days after his 88th birthday in June. Titled “41,” the film about the 41st May 19. If the weather is president is being produced by Jerry Weintraub, a friend of the Bush family not agreeable, artists will and himself the subject of “My Way,” another HBO documentary. be painting in the nature center. Also, the Guild will sponsor a free craft project For the Troy Daily News in the classroom in the TIPP CITY nature center beginning at The Tipp City Area Arts Council is final10 a.m. and concluding at izing plans for the third annual Canal Music Downtown Partnership. In addition, raffle noon. This project will be tickets good for area businesses and restau- creating a collage garden Fest sponsored by Edison Community College. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. rants will be available for purchase. Bring journal using acrylic mediyour lawn chair or blanket along with your June 9, and will feature Parrots of the um, floral napkins, etc. All family and friends to the Canal Music Fest Caribbean, a Jimmy Buffett tribute band. materials will be provided, on June 9 and enjoy an evening in Having played such venues as the Key but if you have a favorite “Margaritaville” with “your cheeseburger in pair of scissors, you may West Fest and the Fraze, fans describe Parrots of the Caribbean as “the number one paradise.” want to bring them because Thanks to additional event sponsors Jimmy Buffett act in the country.” we will be doing some cutThe band promises to “bring excitement, including The Tipp City Foundation, Joseph ting. This project is suitenergy and first-class musicianship” to this Airport Toyota, Kohl’s, Kroger, Unity Bank, able for ages 6 to adult Dinsmore Shohl, Monroe Federal, Fulton year’s event. (ages 6-10 require an adult The Canal Music Fest relocates this year Farms, Frisch’s, Club 55, Favorite Insurance, to help). Those interested to the Tipp City Public Park’s baseball fields LeVeck Lighting, A.O. Smith, Lauber’s can see sample pages of the located off Parkwood Drive, just north of the Family Market, and The Caroline. garden journal in the The Tipp City Area Arts Council is a non- nature center library. Tipp City Aquatic Center. Event-goers will profit organization dedicated to the promofind free parking in the Aquatic Center’s Call Marilyn Banks at tion, development and support of the visual, 937-678-6870 for more parking lot. The Canal Music Fest is free and open to musical, physical and literary arts in Tipp information or to register the public. Food and beverages, including a City and the surrounding areas. for the free class. Donations may be given the night of the beer garden will be available beginning at show and will be gladly accepted and great6:30 p.m. provided by Fox’s Pizza, Hickory ly appreciated. River, Harrison’s and the Tipp City

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Some people just have too much time on their hands Dear Annie: My husband, "Ken," has been self-employed for 25 years. He owns two large trailers and has always parked them in our driveway. However, in the past two months, we've had visits from the police department nearly every night. A neighbor we have never met keeps reporting us. He complains that when my husband gets home from work, he sometimes parks his truck with one tire resting in the dirt. A city ordinance requires us to have the section where we park either rocked or paved. We can't afford it right now. Times have been really tough. Ken tries very hard to park our trailers and truck in our driveway without touching any grass, but it's difficult to do. The police have been sympathetic, saying the neighbor is targeting us. They know him as the local troublemaker. He has a view of our driveway from his backyard and watches it all the time. We are honest, hardworking people and wouldn't harm a soul, but this situation has become personal. Yesterday, we asked the police officer to file a neighbor nuisance report. We don't know what else to do. I can't sleep, and I'm scared for my family. I have no idea what else this man is capable of. I'm ready to have a restraining order placed against him, but as far as I know, he doesn't approach our house. He only watches it, which creeps me out even more. Can we do anything? — Illinois Neighbor Dear Illinois: Your unkind, nosy neighbor has way too much time on his hands. He can watch your house from a distance all day long if he wishes, and as long as you keep violating a city ordinance, he will keep reporting you. First, see whether there is a neighborhood association that could help the two of you resolve this. Sometimes, such neighbors simply crave attention and need to feel important. Then start saving your pennies to enlarge the driveway area. Dear Annie: My friend "Lonnie" smokes both tobacco and marijuana in the presence of her young child. Anytime I mention the subject and tell her I don't support her smoking, she completely ignores me. I feel terrible being associated with a person who can't see the effect tobacco and drug use will have on her child. I often wonder what will happen when her daughter realizes that her entire schedule is based around Mommy's smoke break. I am ready to move on from this tainted friendship, but hate the thought of never spending quality time with Lonnie's little girl. She is always put on the “back burner.” Any suggestions? — Burned-Out Friend Dear Friend: Lonnie is addicted. Quitting is too difficult for her, and she doesn't want to be lectured about it. She is unlikely to admit that she values her smoking above her child's health. Is there a father in the picture? Would he do anything about this? Would you be willing to report Lonnie for possession? Regardless, please stick around in order to keep an eye on the child. Offer to baby-sit. Take her to your home or to the park as often as you can. We hope Lonnie will soon realize the damage she is doing and shape up. Dear Annie: "Saskatoon" asked whether it was rude for someone to leave the TV on while others were visiting. There could be another reason besides rudeness. I am the caregiver for someone who keeps the TV on all day. Unfortunately, people don't realize she has dementia and is mostly deaf. Since she cannot understand conversations going on around her and becomes more confused if asked to participate in them, the TV provides a safe and comfortable haven. Please help your readers understand that there may be other reasons why someone keeps the TV on, and the caregivers are the ones who would appreciate a visit with conversation. — New Hampshire Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.


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K-9 (PLEX) Movie Young & Restless Days of Our Lives General Hospital Young & Restless (R) Days of Our Lives (R) General Hospital (R) (SOAP) V.Mars "Hot Dogs" (R) V.Mars "M.A.D." (R) UFC Unleashed UFC Unleashed (R) I Am Bruce Lee (R)

The Fugitive ('93,Thril) Sela Ward, Tommy Lee Jones, Harrison Ford. (SPIKE) UFC Unleashed (R) Total Blackout (R) WWE Smackdown! (N) Dream Machines (R) Total Blackout (R) Lost Girl (R) (SYFY)

Jeepers Creepers ('01) Gina Philips. Payne

Catch Me If You Can ('02) Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio. (TBS) Friends (R) Friends (R) Queens (R) Queens (R) Seinf'ld (R) Seinf'ld (R) Payne (R) Payne (R) Payne

Stage Door (:45)

It All Came True ('40) Ann Sheridan.

Million Dollar Baby (TCM)

D.O.A. ('49) Edmond O'Brien.

The Strip Mickey Rooney. Four Weddings (R) Fat Gypsy Wedding (R) Say Yes (R) Say Yes (R) Say Yes to Say Yes to Fat Gypsy Wedding Say Yes (R) Say Yes (R) Fat Gypsy Wedding (R) (TLC) Four Weddings (R) Zoey (R) Zoey (R) Drake (R) Drake (R) Drake (R) Drake (R) Degrassi Degrassi Degrassi Degrassi Degrassi Chris (R) Chris (R) Hey Arnold Hey Arnold (TNICK) Zoey (R) Law & Order "Flaw" (R) LawOrder "Precious" (R) Law & Order (R)

Blade: Trinity ('04) Wesley Snipes.

The Last Samurai ('03) Tom Cruise. (TNT) Law & Order (R) Gumball Advent. (R) NinjaGo (R) Best of CN KingH (R) KingH (R) AmerD (R) AmerD (R) FamilyG (R) FamilyG (R) Robot Boond. (R) (TOON) Johnny (R) Regular (R) Level Up Young (R) Young (R) ZekeLut. ZekeLut. ZekeLut. I'm in Band Phineas (R) Phineas (R) I'm in Band SuiteL. (R) I'm in Band ZekeLut. (TOONDIS) To Be Announced Ghost Adventures (R) Ghost Adventures (R) Ghost Adventures (R) Ghost Adventures (N) The Dead Files (N) Ghost Adventures (R) Ghost Adventures (R) (TRAV) Bourdain "Korea" (R) Cops (R) World's Dumbest... (R) World's Dumbest... (R) 20 Most Shocking (R) 20 Most Shocking (R) F.Files (R) F.Files (R) World's Dumbest... (R) (TRU) Worked Up Worked Up Cops (R) MASH (R) MASH (R) MASH (R) MASH (R) Home I. (R) Home I. (R) Ray (R) Ray (R) Ray (R) Ray (R) Ray (R) Ray (R) Queens (R) Queens (R) (TVL) Bonanza (R) SVU "Snatched" (R) SVU "Transitions" (R) SVU "Savior" (R) Fairly Legal (N) In Plain Sight (N) Suits "Play the Man" (R) Fairly Legal (R) (USA) SVU "Hothouse" (R) Couples Therapy (R) Mob Wives (R) Mob Wives (R)

New Jack City ('91) Ice-T, Wesley Snipes.

Menace II Society ('93) Tyrin Turner. (VH1) Saturday Night Live Charmed (R) G. Girls (R) G. Girls (R) G. Girls (R) G. Girls (R) Frasier (R) Frasier (R) Frasier (R) Frasier (R) Frasier (R) Frasier (R) Frasier (R) Frasier (R) Frasier (R) Frasier (R) (WE) 30 Rock Funniest Home Videos Mother (R) Mother (R) Mother (R) Mother (R) WGN News at Nine 30 Rock Scrubs (R) Scrubs (R) Death (R) (WGN) Chris (R) Chris (R) 30 Rock PREMIUM STATIONS

Unknown ('11) Diane Kruger, Liam Neeson. Gervais (N) Life (R) Bill Maher Bill Maher Gervais (R) 24/7 (HBO)

Recount ('08) John Hurt, Kevin Spacey.

50 First Dates Adam Sandler. (:10)

Sanctum ('11) Rhys Wakefield. Guide (N) Sex Games Lingerie (R) (MAX) (:20)

Midnight Run ('88) Robert De Niro. (:50)

Remember Me ('10) Caitlyn Rund. (:45) Beastly ('11) Alex Pettyfer. (:15) Drive Angry ('11) Nicolas Cage. Boxing Shobox: The New Generation (L) (SHOW) Movie Phunny Business: A Black Comedy The Extra Man ('10) John C. Reilly, Katie Holmes.

Triggermen Pete Postlethwaite. (:40) Bare Knuckles (TMC) (4:45)

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


Here’s a new turn for those old unwanted keys Dear Heloise: Greetings from Louisbourg, Nova Scotia! After recently purchasing new lock sets for our home, I realized how many keys get tossed in the garbage when locks of different types are changed. Haven’t we all got a container with old keys that no one can use or knows what they are for? Can old keys be recycled in any way? Thanks, and keep up the good work. — Judy, via email Greetings to you, Judy! How nice to hear from way up North, from my home state, Texas! You are so right! There are several ways to recycle them around the house:

Hints from Heloise Columnist • Sew them into the bottom of drapes to help the drapes hang straight. • Tie onto fishing line and make into a wind chime. • Attach to zipper pulls on heavy coats or bags. • Give kids a key chain with keys to play with. • Sell or donate to artists.

• Use to decorate picture frames or gifts. You also can check with a mixed-metal recycling company to see if it recycles the metal. Hope this helps. Calling all locksmiths! Any hints to help reuse or recycle keys? — Heloise LETTER OF LAUGHTER Dear Heloise: I read with interest your column about money hidden by older family members (finding money hidden in strange places after they have passed. — Heloise). My mother also had that habit. Her place of preference was in back of pictures of family that were hanging on the wall. All family members knew about this.

After she died and the money was removed, the grandchildren had much enjoyment, some boasting: “Grandma liked me better than she liked you. She put $20 behind my picture. Yours had only $10!” — Dorris from Iowa CUTTING-BOARD REDO Dear Heloise: I have a wooden pull-out cutting board in my kitchen cupboards. It looked terrible after years of use. I looked high and low for a replacement. Then it occurred to me to refurbish it with my husband’s electric palm sander. Starting with coarser and ending with a finer paper, it looks nearly as good as new. — Jan from Idaho



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HOROSCOPE Friday, April 27, 2012 Your imprint is likely to be more widely felt in the year ahead than it ever was in the past, mostly because you’ll have your fingers in many new pies. Success is now possible in areas where you previously met with disappointment. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Don’t wait for others to put a fun activity together, be the one who initiates good times. If you do, this can be an extremely enjoyable day. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Those who love you are likely to do all they can to help satisfy both your material and emotional interests as unobtrusively as possible. Show your appreciation. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — It’s one of those rare days where some of your more expansive hopes have betterthan-average chances of being gratified. Be optimistic about the outcome of events. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Don’t sit around waiting for something good to happen. If you get on things immediately and strike while the iron is hot, you can realize some gangbusters opportunities. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Forget about all the petty things going on in your life and focus your energies and efforts on endeavors that are near and dear to you. When you do, life can be pretty darn great. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Collective endeavors look extremely promising at this point in time. Check to see if there is room for you in a coalition that is engaged in something interesting. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — One of your better assets is your knack for encouraging people to get together to work on a common goal. Instinctively you will know who should be part of this effort. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If you’ve been considering making a major change that you believe would better your working conditions, now’s the day to implement it. Delay will only dull your fervor. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Trust your instincts, common sense and good judgment. Snap decisions could actually turn out to be better than those over which you ponder for some time. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Timing can be extremely important in situations where you are trying to put together some kind of deal. Don’t present your case without having all your ducks in a row, and don’t delay the arrangement of said quackers, either. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — You might not have any fresh ideas yourself, but there will be no one better than you for improving upon the innovations of others. You’ll know how to polish up what they envision. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — This could be one of your better days, with everything going well. The happiest surprise, however, will be running into excellent bargains for everything you need. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.













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Cleveland 48° | 36°

Toledo 53° | 32°

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Mansfield 52° | 31°


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Today’s UV factor. 6

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Air Quality Index Good



Main Pollutant: Particulate

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Peak group: Weeds

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Top Mold: Ascospores Source: Regional Air Pollution Control Agency

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NATIONAL CITIES Temperatures indicate Thursday’s high and overnight low to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Hi Lo Prc Otlk Albany,N.Y. 57 30 Clr Asheville 70 53 .53PCldy Atlanta 83 61 Cldy Billings 77 51 Rain Birmingham 87 63 Cldy Bismarck 56 32 Rain Boise 59 54 1.00 Cldy Charleston,W.Va. 71 52 2.05 Clr Charlotte,N.C. 72 60 .04PCldy Chicago 55 48 Cldy Cincinnati 72 54 .73PCldy Cleveland 55 51 .49PCldy Columbus,Ohio 63 51 1.24 Clr Concord,N.H. 64 28 .02 Clr Dayton 69 51 .09PCldy Denver 79 54 .01 Clr Des Moines 70 58 Rain Detroit 60 50 PCldy Fargo 61 31 Clr 53 34 .58PCldy Flagstaff Hartford Spgfld 61 34 Clr 77 51 .07 Cldy Helena Indianapolis 70 57 Cldy Jackson,Miss. 86 62 .03 Cldy Juneau 48 41 .02Rain Kansas City 78 58 Rain

Cincinnati 60° | 39°

Key West Las Vegas Louisville Memphis Nashville New Orleans New York City Norfolk,Va. Oklahoma City Omaha Philadelphia Phoenix Portland,Ore. Providence Raleigh-Durham Sacramento San Antonio San Diego San Francisco Seattle Shreveport Sioux Falls Spokane Tucson Tulsa Washington,D.C. Wichita Wilkes-Barre

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REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday .............................69 at 2:21 p.m. Low Yesterday..............................51 at 3:13 a.m. Normal High .....................................................66 Normal Low ......................................................45 Record High ........................................88 in 1986 Record Low.........................................30 in 1919

Precipitation 24 hours ending at 5 p.m..............................0.01 Month to date ................................................1.34 Normal month to date ...................................3.52 Year to date ......................................................10 Normal year to date ....................................11.92 Snowfall yesterday ........................................0.00

TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Friday, April 27, the 118th day of 2012. There are 248 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 27, 2011, powerful tornadoes raked the South and Midwest. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, more than 120 twisters resulted in 316 deaths across parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia. On this date: • In 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by

natives in the Philippines. • In 1777, the only land battle in Connecticut during the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Ridgefield, took place, resulting in a limited British victory. • In 1822, the 18th president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. • In 1972, the Apollo 16 mission to the moon ended safely. • Five years ago: President George W. Bush and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) threatened stronger punitive actions against

North Korea if it reneged on a promise to padlock its sole nuclear reactor. A judge in Madrid indicted three U.S. soldiers in the 2003 death of Jose Couso, a Spanish journalist who was killed when their tank opened fire at a hotel in Baghdad. (The U.S., which found the use of force was justified, has refused to hand over the soldiers.) • Today’s Birthdays: Actor Jack Klugman is 90. Actress Anouk Aimee is 80. Announcer Casey Kasem is 80. Rock musician Ace Frehley is 61. Pop singer Sheena Easton is 53.

EPA official apologizes for use of word ‘crucify’

UVMC plans open house The community is invited to an open house from 9 a.m. to noon April 28 to take a tour of the new UVMC Cancer Care Center, located on the UVMC grounds on County Road 25-A, Troy. Shelly Buehler, standing at left, UVMC director of lab services, talks with Brenda Thornton, Cancer Care Center office manager, and Sandi O’Neal (standing), PROVIDED PHOTOS chief radiation therapist, in the A second linear accelerator is part of the lobby of the new UVMC Cancer expansion of the UVMC Cancer Care Care Center. Center.


on illegal arms caches. All the recovered weapons were suspected of being used in crimes in Mexico. At an April 2 North American summit in Washington, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said the U.S. government has not done enough to stop the flow of assault weapons and other guns from the U.S. to Mexico. Calderon credited President Barack Obama with making an effort to reduce the gun traffic, but said Obama faces “internal problems … from a political point of view.” There is Republican opposition in Congress and broad opposition from Republicans and gun-rights advocates elsewhere to a new assault weapons ban or other curbs on gun sales. The Obama administration says it is working to tighten inspections of border checkpoints in the absence of an assault rifle ban that expired before Obama took office.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government said Thursday that 68,000 guns recovered by Mexican authorities in the past five years have been traced back to the United States. The flood of tens of thousands of weapons underscores complaints from Mexico that the U.S. is responsible for arming the drug cartels plaguing its southern neighbor. Six years of violence between warring cartels have killed more than 47,000 people in Mexico. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives released its latest data covering 2007 through 2011. According to ATF, many of the guns seized in Mexico and submitted to ATF for tracing were recovered at the scenes of cartel shootings while others were seized in raids

To some Republicans and conservatives, the comments justified their long-standing allegation that the EPA under President Barack Obama has stepped up enforcement to a point where it is harming the economy and the energy industry. The EPA also has become a popular target on the campaign trail, and Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has in the past called for EPA chief Lisa P. Jackson to be fired. Armendariz’s apology was issued Wednesday by the EPA’s headquarters in Washington. “I apologize to those I have offended and regret my poor choice of words. It was an offensive and inaccurate way to portray our efforts to address potential violations of our nation’s environmental laws,” he said. “I am always and have been committed to fair and vigorous enforcement of those laws.” Cynthia Giles, the assistant administrator for enforcement and compliance assurance, also issued a statement. “Strong, fair and effective enforcement of the environmental laws passed by Congress is critical to protecting public health and ensuring that all companies, regardless of industry, are playing by the same rules,” she wrote.

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HOUSTON (AP) — A top administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has apologized for using the word “crucify” two years ago when describing the agency’s enforcement policies, and for saying it makes examples of bad players in the oil and gas industry. EPA Region 6 administrator Al Armendariz, who oversees Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico, issued a written apology Wednesday after video surfaced of him at a meeting in May 2010 in the tiny town of Dish. The video shows Armendariz answering a question about the agency’s enforcement policies. In the Middle Ages, he tells the crowd, the Romans would enter a troublesome village, “take the first five guys they saw and crucify them.” Then the town would be “really easy to manage for the next few years,” he said. The EPA also makes “examples of people who are not complying with the law, you make examples out of them, use it as a deterrent method,” Armendariz continued. “Companies that are smart see that and they don’t want to play that, and they decide at that point that it’s time to clean up.”

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We are looking for an exceptional person to add to our Life Enrichment Team. This position assists in planning, coordinating, and evaluating resident activities. We prefer someone with at least two years experience in planning and coordinating resident programming, and experience with dementia and Alzheimer's. We need someone with a lot of energy, a positive attitude, and the willingness go the extra mile to enrich the lives of our residents. An associates degree in a related field is preferred. Weekends required. Pre-employ ment drug screening and background check required. Please apply in person: Sterling House/ Clare Bridge of Troy 81 S. Stanfield Road Troy, OH 45373 EOE/M/F/D/V

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UVCC is seeking a motivated person to provide administrative support to the district Treasurer & Director of Business Operations. Applicant must be a self starter who can multi-task and problem solve. Candidate would be responsible for preparing financial reports for the district Treasurer as well as updating and maintaining employee records, administration of benefits and preparation of budgetary documents along with various additional responsibilities. Interested candidates can apply on the Dayton Area School Consortium by visiting

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PT Nurse RN, MDS-3 Nurse 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 ✙●✙●✙●✙●✙●✙●✙●✙

RN Supervisor Full time 3rd shift SpringMeade HealthCenter, a 99 bed Long Term Care facility has a rare job opportunity for an experienced full time, 3nd shift, RN Supervisor, with long term care experience and leadership experi ence. If you would like to be considered for this position, please stop in and fill out an application at SpringMeade HealthCenter 4375 South County Rd. 25A Tipp City, Ohio 45371 6 miles North of Dayton (937) 667-7500

MPA Services provides Supported Living services to individuals with MRDD. We are accepting applications for a PT Nurse (16hrs/wk.) Primary duties include teaching medication training classes, advocate to physicians, review incident reports, 24/7 on-call, annual inhome visits to clients in Allen, Auglaize, Mercer, Darke, Shelby, Miami and Logan counties.

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-724 Bank of America, N.A. vs. Heirs of William R. L. Abshire, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 16, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, towit: Situated in the Village of Ludlow Falls, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: L37-000540 and L37-000550 Prior Deed Reference: 776 / 253, 686 / 651, 488 / 111, 479 / 351 Also known as: 115 Vine Street, Ludlow Falls, Ohio 45339 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Four Thousand and 00/100 ($44,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Christopher J. Mantica, Attorney 4/13, 4/20, 4/27-2012 2275110

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ANNA COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE! Sales in and outside of Anna. Friday 9-6, Saturday 8-2. Dressers, couches, grandfather clock, antique mirror and hanging light, Rainbow sweepers, end/coffee tables, flute, saxophone, electric keyboard, car seats, Swin biker trailer/jogger, 4 wheeler, foosball and pool table, lawn mowers, gator, pontoon boat, live pheasants, flowers and plants.

MCCARTYVILLE, 13465 Renee Drive, Thursday, Friday, 8am-4pm, Saturday, 8am-Noon. EVERYTHING MUST GO! Grandfather clock, pool table, 50s style table set, chairs, vintage games, antique dishes, electric power tools, bookcases, bed, lamps, lots of clean miscellaneous.

PLEASANT HILL 8 N. Church St. (first block west of monument on right), Fri. & Sat. 9-4, Baby clothes boys 6 months to 3T, craft items, scrapbooking, high chair, stroller and other baby items, girl clothes size 1 to 14, and lots of misc.

PLEASANT HILL, 208 South Main Street, April 26-28, 8am-5pm. Three Family Sale! Children's clothes boy/ girl baby-size 6, adult clothes, household items, tools, work bench and much more!

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-345 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP vs. Robert Studebaker, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 30, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-015120 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 742, Page 655 Also known as: 1004 Lincoln Avenue, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Thirty Thousand and 00/100 ($30,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Miranda S. Hamrick, Attorney 4/27, 5/4, 5/11-2012

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

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



COVINGTON, 3815 Rench Road, Friday, 10am-6pm, Saturday, 9am-5pm, Sunday Noon-5pm. Barn Sale! Country/ primitive home decor.

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TIPP CITY, 10004 Diahann Drive, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm. Bikes, antique furniture, Longaberger baskets, household items. Not responsible for accidents. Please park on street.

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TROY, 1043 Nutmeg Square South, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9-4, MOVING Sale! Coke collectibles, lawn care items, antiques

TROY, 1855 Fox Run, 8am-1pm. Big screen TV, couch, oak kitchen table with 6 chairs, desk, dresser, bookshelves, twin bunk beds (Broyhill Fontana), coffee table, antique trunk, church pew, tools, HP printer, small file cabinet, plant stands, Toro rider mower.

TROY, 110 Countryside Drive North (Saxony Woods), Thursday, 4/26 Saturday, 4/28. Huge sale! Boy/ girl clothing newborn-3T, name brand, great condition. Adult clothing S-XL. Toys, books, movies, etc. TROY, 1201 Patton Street, Thursday , Friday 9am-3pm and Saturday 9am-? Prom/Formal dresses, some clothing and shoes, DVD player, TVs, Xbox and games, and miscellaneous. TROY, 2440 Meadowpoint Dr. (off Stanfield) Friday 9 to 4 Saturday 9 to 12, Dressers, TV centers, twin and full mattresses, kitchen, Housewares, bike parts, lady's clothes, books, toys, old and new items, miscellaneous.

TROY, 23 Dronfield, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10am-4pm. Household goods, lots of miscellaneous, too much to list.

TROY, 2517 Glenmore Court (Kings Chapel), Friday 9am-5pm, and Saturday 9am-2pm. 2 Family Sale, Nearly new namebrand clothes, shoes, purses. Abercrombie, Gap, Ecko Red, etc. Various sizes. New and gently used retired Vera Bradley. Household, collectibles, misc. Priced to sell - all must go.

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TROY, 2592 Peebles Road. Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm. Three family HUGE furniture, home decor, Curry and Co. French country chandelier, circa lighting lantern, Arhaus furniture pieces, baby & kid's clothing, toys, crib, restoration hardware king wrought iron bed, strollers and lamps TROY 2799 Chatham Drive (west on Route 55 in Troy then south on Nashville Road to Chatham Drive), Thursday and Friday 9am5pm, Saturday 9am-12pm. Great prices on TVs, printers, cat's meow, miniature doll house collection, lawn items, and much more. TROY 3725 Fenner Rd. Saturday 8-2. Name brand clothing (boys 0-2T girls 0-9mos), maternity LXL, toys, household items. Husband cleaned out barn and garage!!! First time sale! Rain or shine.

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TROY, 693 Floral Avenue. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am-6pm. School bell, Climbing tree stands, camper, 8HP Mercury trolling motor, 14 foot boat, 4x6 tilt trailer TROY, 705 Meadow Lane. Thursday and Friday 9am-4pm. Saturday 9am-1pm. Furniture, baby items, treadmill, bike, and misc items TROY, Merrimont- Brokenwoods (Entrances off Swailes, Peters, MonroeConcord and Co Rd 25A), Saturday, April 28, 9am-5pm. Annual Neighborhood Garage Sales. Over 30 families participating! Indoor & outdoor Furniture, tools, household items, TVs, lawn and exercise, fitness equipment, quality clothing for ladies, teens and men. Baby/ toddler clothes and equipment. Visit our sponsors website for a complete list of addresses and items for sale. Sponsored by Marlene Wagner RE/MAX Professionals.

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LEGAL NOTICE FOR SALE Abandoned property by John Long from Cleary Building Corp. Property includes various miscellaneous items. Sale shall commence at 8:00 am on May 7, 2012 at Cleary Building Corp., 1201 Barnhart Rd., Troy, Ohio. Unit #9 4/20, 4/27-2012

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APARTMENTS RENTAL APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED The Miami Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for two bedroom apartments at Floral View and Washington Commons. Applications must be income eligible with a suitable rental history. Applications may be picked up between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 1695 Troy Sidney Road, Troy, Ohio 45373. Equal Opportunity Program. Disabilities accommodated. 4/22, 4/23, 4/25, 4/26, 4/27, 4/28, 4/29-2012



SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-138 The Huntington National Bank vs. Charles E. Stern, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 30, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-003010 Also known as: 315 East Franklin Street, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Ninety Thousand and 00/100 ($90,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. David W. Cliffe, Attorney 4/27, 5/4, 5/11-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-072 Nationstar Mortgage LLC vs. Roy A. Wright, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 30, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Concord, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: C06-039555 Also known as: 376 Wilson Road, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Two Hundred Twenty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($225,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Andrew C. Clark, Attorney 4/27, 5/4, 5/11-2012



SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-580 Mainsource Bank vs. Newell H. Christopher Jr., et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 30, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-092000 Also known as: 1010 West Main Street, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Thousand and 00/100 ($60,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Alan M. Kappers, Attorney 4/27, 5/4, 5/11-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-100 Bank of America, N.A. vs. Nancie J. Caron, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 23, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Monroe, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: G12-082990 Also known as: 620 Kitrina Avenue, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Nine Thousand and 00/100 ($69,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. George J. Annos, Attorney 4/20, 4/27, 5/4-2012



SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-630 The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of CWMBS, Inc., CHL Mortgage Pass Through Trust 2006-J4 Mortgage Pass Through Certificates, Series 2006-J4 vs. Christopher D. Wampler, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 23, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Tipp City, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: G15-018820 Also known as: 105 Wunderwood Drive, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Three Hundred Ninety Thousand and 00/100 ($390,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Jeffrey R. Jinkens, Attorney 4/20, 4/27, 5/4-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-029 Mainsource Bank vs. Robert Horrocks, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 23, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Tipp City, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: G15-006850 Also known as: 410 West Plum Street, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Thousand and 00/100 ($60,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Alan M. Kappers, Attorney 4/20, 4/27, 5/4-2012



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

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



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

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



925 Legal Notices

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 04-558 National City Mortgage Company vs. Rocky A. Hornbeck, Jr., et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 23, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, towit: Situated in the City of Tipp City, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: G15-010430 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 716, Page 903 recorded June 14, 2001 Also known as: 113 Miles Avenue, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Nine Thousand and 00/100 ($69,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Douglas A. Haessig, Attorney 4/20, 4/27, 5/4-2012 2276126

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-98 Bank of America, N.A. vs. Robert L. Heidenreich, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 16, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Monroe, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: G14-001432 Also known as: 3270 Honeysuckle Drive, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Forty Thousand and 00/100 ($140,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. George J. Annos, Attorney 4/13, 4/20, 4/27-2012 2275080

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-77 Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Fred L. Knisley, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on May 16, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-058298 Also known as: 2510 Galway Court, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Seventy Five Thousand and 00/100 ($75,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Andrew C. Clark, Attorney 4/13, 4/20, 4/27-2012 2275064

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS MIAMI COUNTY, OHIO Case No.: 12 CV 162 Judge: Christopher M. Gee Bank of America, N.A., Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., fka, Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff -vsBarbara J. Jones, et al. Defendant LEGAL NOTICE Defendants, Barbara J. Jones And John Doe, Real Name Unknown, The Unknown Spouse, If Any, of Barbara J. Jones, whose last known addresses are P. 0. Box 203, Covington, OH 45318-0203 and 114 South Church Street, Pleasant Hill, OH 45359 And John Doe, Real Name Unknown, The Unknown Spouse if any, of Deborah K. Martin, whose last known addresses are P.O. Box 203, Covington, OH 453180203 and 114 South Church Street, Pleasant Hill, OH 45359, will take notice that on March 08,2012, Bank of America, N.A., Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., fka, Countrywide.Home Loans Servicing, L.P., filed its Complaint in Case Number 12 CV 162, Miami County, Ohio, alleging that the defendants, Barbara J. Jones, John Doe, Real Name Unknown, The Unknown Spouse, If Any, of Barbara J. Jones And John Doe, Real Name Unknown, The Unknown Spouse if any, of Deborah K. Martin, have or claim to have an interest in the real estate described below: PREMISES COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 114 S. CHURCH STREET PLEASANT HILL, OHIO 45359 PERMANENT PARCEL NUMBER: I26-002530 The plaintiff further alleges that by reason of default in the payment of the promissory note, according to its tenor, the conditions of a concurrent mortgage deed given to secure the payment of said note and conveying the premises described, have been broken and the same has become absolute. The plaintiff demands that the defendants named above be required to answer and set up their interest in said real estate or be forever barred from asserting the same, for foreclosure of said mortgage, the marshaling of any liens, and the sale of said real estate, and the proceeds of said sale applied to the payment of plaintiffs claim in the proper order of its priority and for such other and further relief as is just and equitable. The defendants named above are required to answer on or before the 1st day of June, 2012: Bank of America, N.A., Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., fka, Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. George J. Annos (0060075 Attorney for Plaintiff Carlisle, McNellie, Rini, Kramer & Ulrich, LPA 24755 Chagrin Blvd. Suite 200 Cleveland, OH 44122 216-360-7200 Phone 216-360-7210 Facsimile 4/20, 4/27, 5/4-2012 2275636

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■ Baseball/Softball

• COACHING SEARCH: Bethel High School is looking for a varsity head football coach. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to Bob Hamlin, Athletic Director, Bethel High School, Tipp City 45371 or • COACHING SEARCH: MiltonUnion High School has an opening for for head varsity boys basketball coach. Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and detailed resume via email to Tom A. Koogler, Athletic Director at or by mail to MUHS, C/O Tom A. Koogler, 221 South Jefferson Street, West Milton, Ohio 45383. Available teaching positions in the high school for 2012-2013 are English, Art and RAP. Application deadline is May 4. • FOOTBALL: The Troy Football Alumni Association is holding a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament at 4 p.m. Saturday at the St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 409 E. Main St., Troy. Registration begins at 3:15 p.m the day of the event. There is a maximum of 200 players. Participants may preregister by sending a request to 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 purchase. 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. • BENEFIT: Mike Miller is a Bradford Board of Education member, Bradford Athletic Booster member, president of Youth Baseball and Softball — and most importantly, a Bradford community member. Miller recently became ill, and as a school district and a community, the Bradford School District will be holding a benefit for Miller on May 6 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Bradford Community Club. Adult dinners will be $6 and children’s dinners will be $4. There also will be a 50/50 drawing and auctions. Make any donations to the Mike Miller Benefit, Attn: Dusty Yingst, 750 Railroad Ave., Bradford, OH 45308.

Ellerbrock Ks 17 in no-hitter for Bees

SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY Baseball Troy at Miamisburg (5 p.m.) Northwestern at Tippecanoe (5 p.m.) Franklin Monroe at Miami East (5 p.m.) Bethel at Newton (5 p.m.) Ponitz at Troy Christian (5 p.m.) Mississinawa Valley at Covington (5 p.m.) Beavercreek at Piqua (5 p.m.) Bradford at National Trail (5 p.m.) Lehman at Jackson Center (5 p.m.) Softball Troy at Miamisburg (5 p.m.) Franklin Monroe at Miami East (5 p.m.) Newton at Loudonville Champions Challenge (7 p.m.) Troy Christian at Houston (5 p.m.) Mississinawa Valley at Covington (5 p.m.) Beavercreek at Piqua (5 p.m.) Bradford at National Trail (5 p.m.) Lehman at Jackson Center (5 p.m.) Tennis Troy at CJ (4:30 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Oakwood (4:30 p.m.) Milton-Union at Butler (4:30 p.m.) West Carrollton at Piqua (4:30 p.m.) Lehman at Beavercreek (4:30 p.m.) Track and Field Troy, Tippecanoe at Wayne Invite (4 p.m.)

WHAT’S INSIDE National Football League .....18 Local Sports....................18, 20 Scoreboard ............................19 Television Schedule..............19 Major League Baseball.........20

Playoffs now a real possibility College football is on the verge of finally having a playoff, its own version of the final four. “Yes, we’ve agreed to use the P word,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said Thursday. See Page 18.

Dragons Lair APPLETON, Wisc. — The Dayton Dragons (1110) tied Thursday’s game in the top of the ninth and scored two in the 10th to grab a 3-1 victory from Wisconsin. The teams finish the series tonight.

Four softball teams jockey for position atop Cross County Conference Staff Reports BRANDT — Bethel has had some outstanding pitchers throughout recent history. So when coach Brett Brookhart gushes about a performance, it has just a little more meaning. Jon Ellerbrock was virtually untouchable Thursday night, alternately overpowering and baffling Mississinawa Valley hitters all night long and no-hitting the Blackhawks in a 7-0 Cross County Conference win by the Bees. And that’s untouchable in a


against him in the game. Joey Serrer led the Bees (193, 7-2 CCC) on offense by going 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, Colin Hoke was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Jimmy Pelphrey was 2 for 3. Bethel travels to Newton today.

literal sense. “Jon completely dominated tonight. He struck out 17 batters,” Brookhart said. “He had his fastball going, and when he mixes it in with his curveball, he’s nearly unhittable. And MV .....................000 000 0 — 0 0 2 tonight, he was unhittable. Bethel .............002 041 x — 7 11 1 “It was one of the more domiStump, Armstrong (6) and Rust. nant games I’ve seen in a long, Ellerbrock and Hoke. WP — Ellerbrock. long time.” LP — Stump. 2B — Serrer (B). Records: A pair of walks and one error Bethel 19-3, 7-2. ME 9, Bradford 2 kept Ellerbrock from a perfect BRADFORD — Garrett game, but only five hitters were able to put the ball in play Mitchell may have had some

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slight control problems. But the wind was very pitcher-friendly, and when he allowed Bradford to touch the ball, they did nothing with it. Mitchell gave up only three hits in a complete game, while the Vikings singled their way to a 9-2 Cross County Conference victory over the Railroaders at Bradford Thursday. The Vikings took a 1-0 lead in the first, then tallied three in the fourth to take control — and sealed it with a four-run seventh.

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■ Tennis

Butler knocks off Troy Trojans now need help in North Staff Reports


Troy’s Dylan Cascaden slides back into first base Thursday against Springboro at Market Street Field. Cascaden scored three runs in the Trojans’ 7-6 victory.

Full steam ahead Troy gets momentum, rallies past Springboro 7-6 BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor Payback from a tournament loss last season. A signature win against one of the area’s best teams — and in exciting fashion. Of all the things Troy earned Thursday, one was more important than all. Momentum.

TROY The Trojans (14-7) kicked off the most important five-game stretch of their season with a come-from-behind victory over the Springboro Panthers, falling behind as much as 6-2 only to rally for a 7-6 victory Thursday at Market Street Field on Senior Night. “This was a great momentum game,” said Troy senior Nathan Helke, who pitched the seventh inning to pick up a save. “They’re (Springboro) probably going to be one of the top seeds in the tournament. We got a lot of momentum out of this game, and with Piqua coming on Monday and Tuesday, any momentum we can get is great.”

VANDALIA — Thursday’s matchup between Troy and Butler was destined to decide the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division champion. But a title for the Trojans doesn’t appear to be in the cards now. Troy fell to 12-4 on the season and 2-1 in the GWOC North, while Butler improved to 12-1 and 4-0 in the division. Troy now needs to win out in GWOC North play and for Trotwood to knock off Butler to tie for the title. At first singles, Troy’s Luke Oaks put up a fight against David Scher before falling 2-6, 63, 6-2.

MIAMI COUNTY “Butler has another strong team with most of their players back from last year,” Troy coach Mark Goldner said. “Luke played very well for a set and a half before dropping the third set 62.” At second singles, Justin Kopronica defeated Reid Wynkoop 6-2, 6-2. At third singles, Kyle Teague defeated Sean Cothran 6-2, 6-1. At first doubles, Ryan Helke and Lauren Jackson defeated Chris Schmitt and Ben Thompson 6-1, 6-3. At second doubles, Gary Hess and Alex Anderson defeated Matt Alexander and Ian Stutz 6-2, 6-2. The Trojans face another tough text today, taking on Chaminade Julienne. Tippecanoe 5, Greenon 0 TIPP CITY — With slightly more than a week to go in the regular season, Tippecanoe remains perfect. On Thursday, the Red Devils blanked Greenon 5-0 — leading up to a big test today. At first singles, Sam Bollinger defeated Fabian Probst 6-0, 6-0. At second singles, Michael Keller defeated Ryan Dewey 6-0, 6-0. At third singles, Jacob Belcher defeated Austin Porter 6-0, 6-1. At first doubles, Adam Southers and Joe Coughlin defeated Seth Comer and Colin

■ See TROJANS on 20 Troy’s Alex Potchik runs the bases Thursday against Springboro.

■ See TENNIS on 20

■ Track and Field

Wayne Invite kicks off with rough 1st day Staff Reports


A pair of Troy Trojans qualified for tomorrow’s finals at the twoday Wayne Invitational Thursday, while only a few events were finalized. The girls sit in ninth place with 11 points, while the boys are 25th with one. Ashley Rector placed third in the long jump for the Trojan girls, leaping 17-8.5, while the 4x100

shuttle hurdle relay team of Catelyn Schmiedebusch, Tori Schlarman, Tarisai Chinoda and Jaden Huggins finished fourth in 1:08.24. Todda Norris qualified for today’s finals in the 100. Norris and Chaminade Julienne’s DeVanae Mitchell both ran a time of 12.84 seconds — the best in the

qualifying round. For Troy’s boys, Seth Overla was the only scorer, finishing eighth in the discus (132-9). Nick James tied with Springboro’s Jason Bailey for the third-best qualifying time in the 100, finishing in 11.3 seconds. And in the 3,200 rising stars event, sophomore Branden Nosker was second (9:59.78) and junior Jon Osman was seventh (10:14.21). Leah Dunivan finished second

in a pair of events for Miami East’s girls, putting the Vikings in sixth place with 16 points. She was runner-up in the shot put (37-4.5) and the high jump, tied with the winner, Mason freshman Jordan Horning, at 5-2 but taking second on attempts. Wayne (31.25) leads the boys side, while Mason (37) leads the girls. The meet resumes today at 4:30 p.m.

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Backfield in NFL’s Pro Bowl in jeopardy motion for Cleveland BEREA (AP) — The Cleveland Browns weren’t going to let anyone block them from Trent Richardson. Desperate for a playmaker to ignite a sputtering offense, the Browns traded three later picks to the Minnesota Vikings and moved up one spot to select Richardson, Alabama’s explosive running back, with the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night. The dynamic Richardson should make an immediate impact on a Cleveland offense that scored just 218 points last season and had just four rushing touchdowns. The 5-foot-9, 228-pound Richardson scored 21 for the national champion Crimson Tide. “He’s passionate. He’s productive. He’s durable and he’s the kind of runner we feel is going to help us get our offense together to score the points that we need to win the games that we’re going to win,” said Browns coach Pat Shurmur, who went 4-12

in a tumultuous first season. “He’s a terrific runner.” With their second selection in the first round, the Browns took Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden, a pick that could signal the end of Colt McCoy’s days as a starter. The 28-year-old Weeden will likely compete for the starting job with McCoy, who has had two inconsistent seasons for the Browns. Shurmur said the Browns were convinced a team would leapfrog them to select Richardson. “We knew that as we went through the process that he was our guy,” Shurmur said. “We did what we had to do to secure it. We knew teams behind us wanted him as well. We’re thrilled.” Richardson was stunned to be taken by the Browns. “I didn’t expect to go this high,” he said after donning a Browns No. 1 jersey and baseball cap on the stage of New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

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Bengals look to ‘corner’ market CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals took Dre Kirkpatrick from Alabama with the 17th overall pick in the draft on Thursday night, adding to their already bursting collection of first-round cornerbacks. It marked the third time in the last seven years that Cincinnati chose a cornerback with its top pick. The Bengals also took Johnathan Joseph in 2007 and Leon Hall in 2007, giving themselves one of the league’s best tandems. Joseph left for Houston as a free agent after the 2010 season, and Hall tore an Achilles tendon last year. Suddenly, it was time to get another one. And now, they have a total of six cornerbacks who were first-round picks by various teams. This one came courtesy of the Oakland

Raiders, who gave up the 17th overall pick as part of the deal for quarterback Carson Palmer. So far, the deal has worked out much better for the Bengals Oakland failed to make the playoffs, and Cincinnati was able to replenish its pass coverage. The Bengals also had their own pick at No. 21. They traded it to New England and moved down to the 27th spot, where they got guard Kevin Zeitler from Wisconsin. Cincinnati also got the Patriots’ third-round pick. They needed an offensive lineman after Nate Livings, their starting left guard each of the last two seasons, went to Dallas as a free agent. Right guard Bobbie Williams broke his right ankle in December and is an unrestricted free agent.

NEW YORK (AP) — Have NFL fans seen the last of the Pro Bowl? The game could be suspended next year, two people familiar with discussions said Thursday. Commissioner Roger Goodell, among others, expressed concerns about the quality of play after January’s game, and the league has been holding talks with the players’ union about the future of

the all-star game. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks were not being publicized. Responding to an ESPN report that Goodell is “strongly considering” suspending the game in 2013, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said: “No determination has been made yet.” Goodell said before the Super Bowl in February he was unhappy with what he

saw in the AFC’s 59-41 win in the Pro Bowl at Honolulu a game that often resembled touch football. Many players chosen for the game bow out, and if the Pro Bowl is held before the Super Bowl, as it was during the past three years, players from the conference champions don’t participate. San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York questioned his followers on Twitter about their feeling toward

the Pro Bowl, then concluded later that there “Doesn’t seem to be much love” in the responses. The game still draws solid TV ratings, but isn’t considered a money maker. Although viewership dropped 8.1 percent in January, the Pro Bowl still was the highest-rated sports program of the weekend. The big factor is cost, particularly when played in Hawaii.

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Oh, lucky day Colts tke Stanford QB Luck as No. 1 pick NEW YORK (AP) Six weeks after saying goodbye to Peyton Manning, the Indianapolis Colts handed Andrew Luck a blue and white jersey and the daunting task of leading a rebuilding team as its quarterback for the next decade. Luck couldn’t have chosen a tougher act to follow all Manning did was win an unprecedented four MVP awards and a Super Bowl for Indy. But many believe he is the most NFL-ready passer to enter the league since Manning went No. 1 overall in 1998. “You don’t really replace a guy like that,” Luck said. “You can’t. You just try to do the best you can. Obviously, he was my hero growing up.” His selection as the top pick was hardly a surprise. The Colts informed the Stanford quarterback last week that Commissioner Roger Goodell would announce his name first Thursday night. Right behind him was Baylor QB Robert Griffin III, the Heisman Trophy winner, who was taken second overall by the Washington Redskins. No suspense attached to that pick, either. After being loudly booed at the outset, Goodell told a raucous crowd at Radio City Music Hall that “the season begins tonight, so let’s kick if off.” Then he did, congratulating Luck while the crowd chanted “RG3, RG3.” Luck left the stage and slapped hands with some fans in Colts shirts and headed to the interview room. To get Griffin,


Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck poses for photographs with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was selected as the first pick overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall Thursday in New York. Minnesota NFL titles. He is the fourth Washington dealt a sec- Alabama. ond-round pick this year received picks in the consecutive quarterback and its first-rounders in fourth, fifth and seventh chosen first and 12th in 2013 and ‘14 to St. Louis to rounds and still was in the last 15 years, dating position to get one of the back to Manning. move up four spots Elway now runs the Dressed in a light blue elite prospects in this Broncos and recently suit that didn’t quite mesh draft. Like Griffin, signed Manning as a free with Redskins burgundy and gold, Griffin had some Richardson was treated agent after Manning trouble getting the team with lusty cheers from the missed all of last season hat over his braids and crowd. Unlike Griffin, he following neck surgery. Indianapolis was the ended up wearing it just a had less trouble placing tad crooked while he the Cleveland hat over his only team in the first seven picks to stay put. flashed big smiles for pho- impressive dreads. After Minnesota took Minnesota then took tos. Less than an hour Southern California offen- Kalil, Jacksonville jumped before Goodell began the sive tackle Matt Kalil, up two spots, trading with draft, Cleveland and whom the Vikings were Florida neighbor Tampa Minnesota pulled off expected to take at No. 3 Bay to get Oklahoma State’s Justin Blackmon, another trade in what anyway. Luck’s good fortune put the top receiver in this would become a virtual swap shop. The Browns him in a similar position to crop. “It just goes to show you moved up just one spot, Stanford predecessors Jim from fourth to third, to Plunkett, who won two that anything can happen,” ensure getting running Super Bowls for the Blackmon said, referring back Trent Richardson of Raiders, and John Elway, to the Jaguars going after national champion who led Denver to two him.

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Roundup ■ CONTINUED FROM 17 In addition to striking out 13 batters, Mitchell was 3 for 3 at the plate. Michael Fellers was 2 for 2 and Evan Bowling and Franco Villilia were both 2 for 4 as the Vikings pounded out 12 hits — all singles — with the wind blowing in. “Garrett struggled with his control a little, but he had enough to be efficient,” Miami East coach Barry Coomes said. “The wind was blowing straight in from center, and it’s pretty tough to hit that way.” Miami East hosts Franklin Monroe today.

Newton 9, Ansonia 6 ANSONIA — Newton sophomore Cody Alexander struck out 11 Ansonia Tigers Thursday as the Indians (6-11, 3-6 Cross County Conference) found a way to overcome an early 3-0 deficit to win 9-6. “He’s our go-to guy,” Newton coach Gregg Carnes said of Alexander. “He works hard and he loves to be on the mound.” Logan Welbaum doubled and scored twice and Mitchell Hussong and Dustin Coates both scored



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two runs as the Indians posted four runs in both the fourth and fifth innings despite only having four hits in the game. “We started out slow, but the kids responded,” Carnes said. “We were down 3-0 and didn’t want to panic. We were patient and able to manufacture some runs. We took advantage of some of their mistakes and held them off. Getting a conference win is great.” Newton hosts Bethel today. New ......000 441 0 — 9 4 4 Ans ................................201 000 3 — 6 5 3 C. Alexander and Schwartz, Oiler (2). Earick, Keller (5) and Grow. WP — C. Alexander. LP — Earick. 2B — Welbaum (N), Erwin (A). Records: Newton 611, 3-6.

Covington 6, FM 4 PITSBURG — Covington and Franklin Monroe combined to commit nine errors in an ugly affair on Thursday, but the Buccaneers managed to overcome theirs in a 6-4 come-from-behind win. Austin Angle went the distance on the mound, striking out five batters in the process. Bryton Lear went 3 for 4 with an RBI, while Kyler Deeter had a pair of base hits with a double and an RBI. Covington hosts Mississinawa Valley

tomorrow. • Softball Newton 4, Ansonia 0 ANSONIA — Newton’s Kirsten Burden shut down Ansonia Thursday, allowing only two hits and keeping the Indians atop the Cross County Conference with a 4-0 victory over the Tigers. Burden struck out eight in the game — and also had a big day at the plate, going 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Fawn King added two RBIs and Marina Snipes tripled. “We played good defense again and had good pitching,” Newton coach Kirk Kadel said. “This was a nice win for us.” Newton takes part in the Loudonville Champions Challenge tonight and Saturday, facing Tallmadge at 7:30 p.m. tonight. New ......103 000 0 — 4 9 2 Ans .......000 000 0 — 0 2 3 K. Burden and L. Burden. Fisher and Phillip. WP — K. Burden. LP — Fisher. 3B — Snipes (N). Records: Newton 163.

ME 5, Bradford 2 BRADFORD — Paige Kiesewetter took advantage of an early 2-0 lead on the mound — and then helped seal the game from the plate in the seventh — as Miami East held off

Bradford 5-2 in a critical matchup near the top of the Cross County Conference. With the win, the Vikings remain one loss back of Newton in the standings at 7-1 in the conference, 14-5 overall. Bradford, meanwhile, drops to 14-6 and 6-3 in the CCC. Kiesewetter struck out eight and gave up six hits in earning the win. And after forcing Bradford to leave the bases loaded in the sixth and with the Vikings holding onto a 3-1 lead in the top of the seventh, she led off the inning with a home run. “We picked up two in the first, and that helped us get our confidence going,” Miami East coach Brian Kadel said. “We didn’t play our best defensive game, but we were able to work out of some situations. And in the seventh, Paige led off with a homer and Jeni (Accurso) followed with a double, and we were able to score her, too.” Accurso finished with a pair of doubles and Madison Linn added a double. Haley Patty — who took the loss for the Railroaders — was 2 for 4, Chelsey Broughman was 2 for 3

and Katie Miller doubled. Both teams are back in action in conference play today. Miami East hosts Franklin Monroe, while Bradford travels to National Trail. ME ........200 010 2 — 5 9 4 Brad .....001 000 1 — 2 6 3 Kiesewetter and Accurso. H. Patty and Dunlevy. WP — Kiesewetter. LP — H. Patty. 2B — Accurso 2 (M), Linn (M), K. Miller (B). HR — Kiesewetter (M). Records: Miami East 14-5, 7-1, Bradford 14-6, 6-3.

Covington 15, FM 0 PITSBURG — Losing doesn’t sit well with Covington coach Dean Denlinger and coming off a frustrating loss to rival Bradford, he was looking for his team to play Buccaneer softball against Franklin Monroe. And Denlinger got his wish as Covington scored 15 runs on 15 hits, played error-free ball and received solid pitching from Morgan Arbogast and Heidi Snipes. Morgan Arbogast had the lone extra base hit with a double, while Casey Yingst and Brittanie Flora both connected for two base hits. Arbogast and Snipes combined in the two-hitter and struck out eight batters in the process. Covington (17-3, 7-2 Cross County Conference) hosts Mississinawa Valley today.



BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Baltimore 12 7 .632 12 7 .632 Tampa Bay 10 8 .556 New York 10 9 .526 Toronto 8 10 .444 Boston Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 9 8 .529 10 9 .526 Chicago 10 9 .526 Detroit 5 14 .263 Kansas City 5 14 .263 Minnesota West Division W L Pct Texas 15 4 .789 Oakland 10 10 .500 10 10 .500 Seattle 6 13 .316 Los Angeles NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Washington 14 4 .778 Atlanta 12 7 .632 11 8 .579 New York 9 10 .474 Philadelphia 7 11 .389 Miami Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 12 7 .632 Cincinnati 9 10 .474 Milwaukee 9 10 .474 8 10 .444 Pittsburgh 7 12 .368 Houston 6 13 .316 Chicago West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 13 6 .684 San Francisco 10 9 .526 9 9 .500 Colorado 9 10 .474 Arizona 5 14 .263 San Diego

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GB WCGB — — — 2 — 2 5 7 5 7

L10 6-4 5-5 4-6 2-8 3-7

Str Home Away L-2 2-6 7-2 L-3 3-5 7-4 L-4 6-7 4-2 W-2 0-10 5-4 L-5 2-7 3-7

GB WCGB — — 5½ 2½ 5½ 2½ 9 6

L10 8-2 6-4 5-5 3-7

Str Home Away W-2 7-3 8-1 W-2 6-7 4-3 W-3 3-6 7-4 L-4 4-6 2-7

GB WCGB — — 2½ — 3½ 1 5½ 3 7 4½

L10 8-2 7-3 5-5 5-5 4-6

Str Home Away W-4 8-2 6-2 W-2 5-1 7-6 W-3 8-5 3-3 W-2 3-3 6-7 L-5 5-2 2-9

GB WCGB — — 3 3 3 3 3½ 3½ 5 5 6 6

L10 6-4 6-4 5-5 6-4 3-7 3-7

Str Home Away W-1 4-2 8-5 L-1 5-4 4-6 L-1 6-6 3-4 W-1 5-4 3-6 W-1 4-5 3-7 L-1 5-8 1-5

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L10 5-5 6-4 5-5 3-7 3-7

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AMERICAN LEAGUE Wednesday's Games Oakland 5, Chicago White Sox 4, 14 innings Kansas City 8, Cleveland 2 Seattle 9, Detroit 1 Baltimore 3, Toronto 0 Tampa Bay 3, L.A. Angels 2 Texas 7, N.Y.Yankees 3 Boston 7, Minnesota 6 Thursday's Games Kansas City 4, Cleveland 2 Seattle 5, Detroit 4 Tampa Bay 4, L.A. Angels 3 Baltimore 5, Toronto 2 Boston 10, Chicago White Sox 3 Friday's Games Detroit (Verlander 2-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 3-0), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 3-0) at Cleveland (Masterson 0-2), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (McCarthy 0-3) at Baltimore (Arrieta 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Beavan 1-2) at Toronto (R.Romero 3-0), 7:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 3-0) at Texas (M.Harrison 3-0), 8:05 p.m. Boston (Bard 1-2) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 2-2), 8:10 p.m. Kansas City (Teaford 0-1) at Minnesota (Pavano 1-2), 8:10 p.m. Saturday's Games L.A. Angels at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. Detroit at N.Y.Yankees, 4:05 p.m. Seattle at Toronto, 4:07 p.m. Oakland at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Boston at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Detroit at N.Y.Yankees, 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Seattle at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Oakland at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Boston at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Texas, 8:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Wednesday's Games Colorado 2, Pittsburgh 1, 1st game Houston 7, Milwaukee 5 St. Louis 5, Chicago Cubs 1 Philadelphia 7, Arizona 2 Pittsburgh 5, Colorado 1, 2nd game Washington 7, San Diego 2 N.Y. Mets 5, Miami 1 Cincinnati 4, San Francisco 2 Atlanta 4, L.A. Dodgers 2 Thursday's Games San Francisco 6, Cincinnati 5 N.Y. Mets 3, Miami 2 Washington at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Friday's Games Chicago Cubs (Maholm 1-2) at Philadelphia (Halladay 3-1), 7:05 p.m. Arizona (J.Saunders 1-1) at Miami (Zambrano 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Houston (W.Rodriguez 1-2) at Cincinnati (Leake 0-2), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 1-0) at Atlanta (Hanson 2-2), 7:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 1-1) at St. Louis (Westbrook 2-1), 8:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Schwinden 0-0) at Colorado (Pomeranz 0-1), 8:40 p.m. Washington (Detwiler 2-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 1-0), 10:10 p.m. San Diego (Luebke 2-1) at San Francisco (Hacker 0-0), 10:15 p.m. Saturday's Games Milwaukee at St. Louis, 1:05 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 4:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m. Washington at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Arizona at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Washington at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. Giants 6, Reds 5 San Francisco Cincinnati ab r h bi ab r h bi Pagan cf 5 1 2 3 Cozart ss 5 0 0 0 MeCarr lf 5 0 1 0 Stubbs cf 5 0 2 0 Sandovl 3b5 1 1 0 Votto 1b 5 0 1 0 Posey c 3 1 0 0 Phillips 2b 4 2 2 0 Schrhlt rf 4 0 0 0 Bruce rf 4 2 3 2 Belt 1b 4 0 2 1 Heisey lf 4 0 0 0 Arias ss 3 2 2 0 Frazier 3b 2 0 1 0 Theriot 2b 3 1 2 1 Ondrsk p 0 0 0 0 Vglsng p 1 0 0 0 Ludwck ph 1 0 1 0 GBlanc ph 0 0 0 1 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 Mota p 0 0 0 0 Mesorc c 2 0 0 1 JaLopz p 0 0 0 0 HBaily p 2 0 1 1 Pill ph 1 0 0 0 Rolen 3b 2 1 1 1 SCasill p 0 0 0 0 Totals 34 610 6 Totals 36 512 5 San Francisco..........000 200 103—6 Cincinnati .................020 002 100—5 E_Cozart (2). DP_San Francisco 1, Cincinnati 1. LOB_San Francisco 6,

Cincinnati 7. 2B_Arias (1), Stubbs (3), Votto (7). HR_Pagan (3), Bruce (4), Rolen (2). CS_Me.Cabrera (2). SF_Theriot, G.Blanco, Mesoraco. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO San Francisco Vogelsong . . . . . . . . .6 7 4 4 2 5 Mota . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 3 1 1 0 0 Ja.Lopez W,2-0 . . . . .1 2 0 0 0 1 S.Casilla S,2-2 . . . . . .1 0 0 0 0 3 Cincinnati H.Bailey . . . . . . . .6 1-3 7 3 2 2 6 Ondrusek H,2 . . .1 2-3 0 0 0 0 2 Marshall L,0-2 BS,1-51 3 3 3 1 1 Umpires_Home, Tim Welke; First, Greg Gibson; Second, Vic Carapazza; Third, Gerry Davis. T_2:55. A_17,317 (42,319). Royals 4, Indians 2 Cleveland Kansas City ab r h bi ab r h bi YBtncr 2b 5 1 1 0 Brantly cf 4 1 1 0 AGordn lf 4 1 2 0 ACarer ss 5 0 1 0 Butler dh 4 1 2 0 CSantn c 3 0 0 0 Hosmer 1b5 0 0 0 Hafner dh 2 0 0 1 Francr rf 4 1 1 1 Duncan lf 3 0 0 0 Mostks 3b 4 0 2 1 Hannhn 3b 4 0 0 0 B.Pena c 4 0 2 1 JoLopz 1b 4 1 1 0 Maier cf 2 0 0 0 Kipnis 2b 3 0 2 0 AEscor ss 4 0 0 0 Cnghm rf 4 0 1 1 Totals 36 410 3 Totals 32 2 6 2 Kansas City ..............100 030 000—4 Cleveland..................001 001 000—2 E_Mendoza (1). DP_Cleveland 1. LOB_Kansas City 9, Cleveland 9. 2B_Y.Betancourt (3), A.Gordon (3), B.Pena (5). SB_A.Cabrera (1), Kipnis (4). SF_Hafner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO Kansas City Mendoza W,1-2 . . . . .5 4 2 2 2 3 Collins H,2 . . . . . . . . .2 1 0 0 0 2 Crow H,4 . . . . . . . . . .1 0 0 0 2 1 Broxton S,2-3 . . . . . . .1 1 0 0 1 0 Cleveland Tomlin L,1-2 . . . . .4 2-3 8 4 4 2 1 Wheeler . . . . . . . .1 1-3 1 0 0 1 1 Sipp . . . . . . . . . . .1 1-3 1 0 0 0 1 J.Smith . . . . . . . . .1 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 Mendoza pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. Tomlin (Butler). HBP_by WP_Mendoza. Umpires_Home, Paul Nauert; First, Dana DeMuth; Second, Kerwin Danley; Third, Doug Eddings. T_3:00. A_9,229 (43,429). Thursday's Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Seattle . . . . . .300 100 100—5 7 1 Detroit . . . . . .000 013 000—4 8 1 Noesi, Furbush (6), Delabar (7), Luetge (7), Wilhelmsen (8), League (9) and Olivo; Porcello, Coke (7), Dotel (8), Benoit (9) and Laird, Avila. W_Furbush 1-1. L_Porcello 1-2. Sv_League (7). HRs_Seattle, Smoak (3), Olivo (1). Detroit, Mi.Cabrera (6). Los Angeles .000 012 000—3 7 0 Tampa Bay . .100 001 002—4 7 1 Williams, S.Downs (8), Walden (9) and Bo.Wilson; M.Moore, Badenhop (6), Jo.Peralta (8), B.Gomes (9) and J.Molina. W_B.Gomes 1-1. L_Walden 0-1. HRs_Los Angeles, Trumbo (3). Tampa Bay, Allen (1). Toronto . . . . .000 002 000—2 5 1 Baltimore . . .000 011 03x—5 11 1 Hutchison, L.Perez (6), Janssen (7), Oliver (8) and Arencibia; Matusz, O'Day (7), Ayala (9) and Wieters. W_O'Day 2-0. L_Janssen 1-1. Sv_Ayala (1). HRs_Baltimore, Ad.Jones (6), C.Davis (3). Boston . . . . .205 020001—10 12 1 Chicago . . . .101 100 000— 3 7 0 Doubront, Tazawa (7) and Saltalamacchia; Humber, Ohman (6), Z.Stewart (8) and Pierzynski. W_Doubront 1-0. L_Humber 1-1. Sv_Tazawa (1). HRs_Boston, Youkilis (2), Saltalamacchia 2 (4). Chicago, Viciedo (3). NATIONAL LEAGUE Miami . . . . . . .001 010 000—2 6 0 NewYork . . . .100 000 002—3 6 0 Nolasco, Choate (8), Bell (9) and Hayes; Niese, R.Ramirez (8) and Thole. W_R.Ramirez 2-1. L_Bell 0-3. HRs_Miami, G.Sanchez (1). Midwest League Eastern Division W 16 13 12 11 11 9 8 7

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L 8 10 10 11

Pct. .600 .524 .524 .476

GB — 1½ 1½ 2½

Lansing (Blue Jays) Bowling Green (Rays) South Bend (D’Backs) Dayton (Reds) Great Lakes (Dodgers) West Michigan (Tigers) Fort Wayne (Padres) Lake County (Indians) Western Division


SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING Noon SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Sprint Cup Series 400, at Richmond, Va. 2:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, "Happy Hour Series," final practice for Sprint Cup Series 400, at Richmond, Va. 4 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for Nationwide Series 250, at Richmond, Va. 5:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Sprint Cup Series 400, at Richmond, Va. 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series 250, at Richmond, Va. BOXING 10 p.m. ESPN2 — Light heavyweights, Denis Grachev (11-0-1) vs. Ismayl Sillakh (17-0-0), at Austin, Texas 11 p.m. SHO — Junior lightweights, Jose Pedraza (7-0-0) vs. Gil Garcia (5-2-1); featherweights, Luis Orlando del Valle (15-0-0) vs. Christopher Martin (23-1-3); super middleweights, Thomas Oosthuizen (17-0-0) vs. Marcus Johnson (21-1-0), at Miami, Okla. CYCLING 5 p.m. NBCSN — Tour de Romandie, stage 3, La Neuveville to Charmey, Switzerland (same-day tape) GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Ballantine's Championship, second round, at Seoul, South Korea (same-day tape) 12:30 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Mobile Bay Classic, second round, at Prattville, Ala. 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Zurich Classic, second round, at New Orleans MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. FSN — Houston at Cincinnati MLB — Regional coverage, Detroit at N.Y. Yankees or Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia NFL FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Draft, second and third rounds, at New York NHL HOCKEY 9 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 1, Nashville at Phoenix Kane County (Royals) 10 11 .476 2½ Cedar Rapids (Angels) 9 11 .450 3 8 13 .381 4½ Clinton (Mariners) 8 13 .381 4½ Peoria (Cubs) Thursday's Games Clinton 8, Great Lakes 4 Lake County 7, Peoria 6, 11 innings Lansing 6, Kane County 0 Fort Wayne 6, Burlington 2 Beloit 8, Bowling Green 3 South Bend 10, Cedar Rapids 1 Dayton 3, Wisconsin 1, 10 innings Quad Cities 5, West Michigan 1 Friday's Games Kane County at Lansing, 10:35 a.m. Clinton at Great Lakes, 6:05 p.m. Peoria at Lake County, 6:30 p.m. Burlington at Fort Wayne, 7:05 p.m. Bowling Green at Beloit, 7:30 p.m. South Bend at Cedar Rapids, 7:35 p.m. West Michigan at Quad Cities, 8 p.m. Dayton at Wisconsin, 8:05 p.m. Saturday's Games Burlington at Lake County, 1 p.m. Kane County at Great Lakes, 2:05 p.m. Dayton at Beloit, 5 p.m. Peoria at Fort Wayne, 5:05 p.m. South Bend at Cedar Rapids, 6:05 p.m. Clinton at Lansing, 7:05 p.m. Bowling Green at Wisconsin, 7:35 p.m. West Michigan at Quad Cities, 8 p.m. Sunday's Games Burlington at Lake County, 1 p.m. Bowling Green at Wisconsin, 2:05 p.m. Kane County at Great Lakes, 2:05 p.m. Clinton at Lansing, 2:05 p.m. Dayton at Beloit, 3 p.m. South Bend at Quad Cities, 3 p.m. West Michigan at Cedar Rapids, 3:05 p.m. Peoria at Fort Wayne, 3:05 p.m.

FOOTBALL 2012 NFL Draft Selections At New York Thursday First Round 1. Indianapolis, Andrew Luck, qb, Stanford. 2. Washington (from St. Louis), Robert Griffin III, qb, Baylor. 3. Cleveland (from Minnesota), Trent Richardson, rb, Alabama. 4. Minnesota (from Cleveland), Matt Kalil, ot, Southern Cal. 5. Jacksonville (from Tampa Bay), Justin Blackmon, wr, Oklahoma State. 6. Dallas (from Washington through St. Louis), Morris Claiborne, db, LSU. 7. Tampa Bay (from Jacksonville), Mark Barron, db, Alabama. 8. Miami, Ryan Tannehill, qb, Texas A&M. 9. Carolina, Luke Kuechly, lb, Boston College. 10. Buffalo, Stephon Gilmore, db, South Carolina. 11. Kansas City, Dontari Poe, nt, Memphis. 12. Philadelphia (from Seattle), Fletcher Cox, dt, Mississippi State. 13. Arizona, Michael Floyd, wr, Notre Dame. 14. St. Louis (from Dallas), Michael Brockers, dt, LSU. 15. Seattle (from Philadelphia), Bruce Irvin, de, West Virginia. 16. N.Y. Jets, Quinton Coples, de, North Carolina. 17. Cincinnati (from Oakland), Dre Kirkpatrick, db, Alabama. 18. San Diego, Melvin Ingram, lb, South Carolina. 19. Chicago, Shea McClellin, de, Boise State. 20. Tennessee, Kendall Wright, wr, Baylor. 21. New England (from Cincinnati), Chandler Jones, de, Syracuse. 22. Cleveland (from Atlanta), Brandon Weeden, qb, Oklahoma State. 23. Detroit, Riley Reiff, ot, Iowa. 24. Pittsburgh, David DeCastro, g, Stanford. 25. New England, (from Denver), Dont'a Hightower, lb, Alabama. 26. Houston, Whitney Mercilus, lb, Illinois. 27. Cincinnati (from New Orleans through New England), Kevin Zeitler, g, Wisconsin. 28. Green Bay, Nick Perry, lb, Southern Cal. 29. Minnesota (from Baltimore),

Harrison Smith, db, Notre Dame. 30. San Francisco, A.J. Jenkins, wr, Illinois. 31. Tampa Bay (from New England through Denver), Doug Martin, rb, Boise State. 32. N.Y. Giants, David Wilson, rb, Virginia Tech.

HOCKEY National Hockey League Playoff Glance All Times EDT FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE N.Y. Rangers 4, Ottawa 3 Thursday, April 12: NY Rangers 4, Ottawa 2 Saturday, April 14: Ottawa 3, NY Rangers 2, OT Monday, April 16: NY Rangers 1, Ottawa 0 Wednesday, April 18: Ottawa 3, NY Rangers 2, OT Saturday, April 21: Ottawa 2, NY Rangers 0 Monday, April 23: NY Rangers 3, Ottawa 2 Thursday, April 26: N.Y. Rangers 2, Ottawa 1, N.Y. Rangers win series 4-3 Washington 4, Boston 3 Thursday, April 12: Boston 1, Washington 0, OT Saturday, April 14: Washington 2, Boston 1, 2OT Monday, April 16: Boston 4, Washington 3 Thursday, April 19: Washington 2, Boston 1 Saturday, April 21: Washington 4, Boston 3 Sunday, April 22: Boston 4, Washington 3, OT Wednesday, April 25: Washington 2, Boston 1, OT Florida vs. New Jersey Friday, April 13: New Jersey 3, Florida 2 Sunday, April 15: Florida 4, New Jersey 2 Tuesday, April 17: Florida 4, New Jersey 3 Thursday, April 19: New Jersey 4, Florida 0 Saturday, April 21: Florida 3, New Jersey 0 Tuesday, April 24: New Jersey 3, Florida 2, OT, series tied 3-3 Thursday, April 26: New Jersey at Florida, 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 2 Wednesday, April 11: Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT Friday, April 13: Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 5 Sunday, April 15: Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 4 Wednesday, April 18: Pittsburgh 10, Philadelphia 3 Friday, April 20: Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 2 Sunday, April 22: Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 1 WESTERN CONFERENCE Los Angeles 4,Vancouver 1 Wednesday, April 11: Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2 Friday, April 13: Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2 Sunday, April 15: Los Angeles 1, Vancouver 0 Wednesday, April 18: Vancouver 3, Los Angeles 1 Sunday, April 22: Los Angeles 2, Vancouver 1, OT St. Louis 4, San Jose 1 Thursday, April 12: San Jose 3, St. Louis 2, 2OT Saturday, April 14: St.Louis 3, San Jose 0 Monday, April 16: St. Louis 4, San Jose 3 Thursday, April 19: St. Louis 2, San Jose 1 Saturday, April 21: St.Louis 3, San Jose 1 Phoenix 4, Chicago 2 Thursday, April 12: Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Saturday, April 14: Chicago 4, Phoenix 3, OT Tuesday, April 17: Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT

Friday, April 27, 2012 Thursday, April 19: Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Saturday, April 21: Chicago 2, Phoenix 1, OT Monday, April 23: Phoenix 4, Chicago 0 Nashville 4, Detroit 1 Wednesday, April 11: Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Friday, April 13: Detroit 3, Nashville 2 Sunday, April 15: Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Tuesday, April 17: Nashville 3, Detroit 1, Friday, April 20: Nashville 2, Detroit 1

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB 39 27 .591 — y-Boston x-New York 36 30 .545 3 35 31 .530 4 x-Philadelphia Toronto 23 43 .348 16 22 44 .333 17 New Jersey Southeast Division W L Pct GB 46 20 .697 — y-Miami x-Atlanta 40 26 .606 6 37 29 .561 9 x-Orlando Washington 20 46 .303 26 7 59 .106 39 Charlotte Central Division Pct GB W L 50 16 .758 — z-Chicago x-Indiana 42 24 .636 8 31 35 .470 19 Milwaukee Detroit 25 41 .379 25 21 45 .318 29 Cleveland WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB 49 16 .754 — z-San Antonio 41 25 .621 8½ x-Memphis x-Dallas 36 30 .545 13½ 34 32 .515 15½ Houston New Orleans 21 45 .318 28½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB y-Oklahoma City 47 19 .712 — x-Denver 38 28 .576 9 x-Utah 36 30 .545 11 28 38 .424 19 Portland Minnesota 26 40 .394 21 Pacific Division W L Pct GB y-L.A. Lakers 41 24 .631 — x-L.A. Clippers 40 26 .606 1½ 33 33 .500 8½ Phoenix Golden State 23 42 .354 18 21 44 .323 20 Sacramento x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Wednesday's Games Washington 96, Cleveland 85 Chicago 92, Indiana 87 Orlando 102, Charlotte 95 Denver 106, Oklahoma City 101 Philadelphia 90, Milwaukee 85 New York 99, L.A. Clippers 93 San Antonio 110, Phoenix 106 Thursday's Games Toronto 98, New Jersey 67 Utah 96, Portland 94 Chicago 107, Cleveland 75 Houston 84, New Orleans 77 Denver 131, Minnesota 102 Memphis 88, Orlando 76 Atlanta 106, Dallas 89 Boston 87, Milwaukee 74 New York 104, Charlotte 84 Detroit 108, Philadelphia 86 Washington 104, Miami 70 San Antonio at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m.

AUTO RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup Top 12 in Points 1. G.Biffle..........................................312 2. M.Truex Jr.....................................297 3. M.Kenseth....................................295 4. D.Earnhardt Jr..............................291 5. D.Hamlin.......................................289 6. K.Harvick......................................287 7. J.Johnson.....................................275 8.T.Stewart.......................................265 9. C.Edwards....................................251 10. R.Newman.................................249 11. C.Bowyer....................................227 12. J.Logano ....................................221 NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

GOLF Zurich Classic of New Orleans Scores Thursday At TPC Louisiana Avondale, La. Purse: $6.4 million Yardage: 7,425; Par 72 (36-36) First Round Ken Duke..............................33-32—65 Cameron Tringale.................34-31—65 Daniel Chopra ......................33-33—66 Steve Stricker .......................31-35—66 Ernie Els ...............................31-35—66 Chris Stroud .........................33-33—66 Ben Curtis.............................34-33—67 John Rollins..........................33-34—67 Jason Dufner........................33-34—67 David Hearn .........................35-33—68 Webb Simpson.....................34-34—68 Graham DeLaet ...................34-34—68 Daniel Summerhays ............34-34—68 Jonas Blixt ............................33-35—68 Briny Baird............................34-35—69 Tim Herron ...........................34-35—69 Graeme McDowell ...............36-33—69 Camilo Villegas.....................35-34—69 Bob Estes.............................34-35—69 Kevin Streelman...................36-33—69 J.J. Henry..............................34-35—69 Kyle Reifers...........................33-36—69 Miguel Angel Carballo .........35-34—69 Kris Blanks............................35-34—69 Vaughn Taylor.......................35-34—69 Charley Hoffman..................35-34—69 Scott Verplank ......................33-36—69 Stuart Appleby......................34-35—69 Mark Anderson.....................36-33—69 Troy Kelly...............................35-34—69 Erik Compton .......................36-33—69 Russell Knox ........................34-35—69 George McNeill ....................35-35—70 Brian Gay..............................35-35—70 Lucas Glover ........................34-36—70 Alex Cejka ............................36-34—70 Jason Kokrak........................34-36—70 Garth Mulroy ........................34-36—70 Greg Owen...........................36-34—70 Greg Chalmers.....................35-35—70 Stephen Ames .....................35-35—70 Jimmy Walker.......................35-35—70 Mathew Goggin....................35-35—70 Brian Harman.......................32-38—70 Colt Knost.............................36-34—70 Michael Putnam ...................36-34—70 William McGirt......................36-34—70



Cavs blasted in finale CHICAGO (AP) — John Lucas III scored a careerhigh 25 points, Joakim Noah had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls clinched the top overall seed in the NBA playoffs with a 107-75 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night. With the No. 1 seed in the East already in hand and the playoffs beginning on Saturday, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau took no chances in the regular-season finale. He rested Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Kyle Korver. Chicago will host Philadelphia on Saturday. Tristan Thompson scored 13 points for the Cavaliers, who lost four straight games to end the season, their second straight last-place finish in the Central Division. Kyrie Irving, who had a late-season sprained right shoulder and is recovering from the flu, did not play. The Bulls outrebounded Cleveland 60-38. Despite being shorthanded, the Bulls controlled most of the game. They led 58-45 at halftime behind nine points and eight rebounds from Noah, and Lucas’ nine points. Carlos Boozer scored the first six points of the third quarter and Chicago extended the lead to 66-47. The Bulls could have also clinched home-court advantage throughout the postseason with a Spurs’ loss to the Warriors, but didn’t need the help. Lucas’ 3 increased the lead with 3:53 to go and Rasual Butler had tip to make it 99-69.


Rangers win in Game 7 NEW YORK (AP) — Rangers defensemen Marc Staal and Dan Girardi scored 4:18 apart in the second period, Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves and top-seeded New York eliminated the pesky eighth-seeded Ottawa Senators from the playoffs with a 2-1 victory in Game 7 on Thursday night. Staal broke the scoreless deadlock, and Girardi gave the Rangers a 2-0 lead with his first career NHL playoff goal. Lundqvist allowed Daniel Alfredsson’s power-play goal in the second but stood tall the rest of the way to send the Rangers into an Eastern Conference second-round matchup with the Washington Capitals. The Rangers hadn’t hosted a Game 7 since their Stanley Cup victory over Vancouver in 1994, but they stayed perfect at home in deciding games winning their fourth. New York is 4-5 overall in Game 7, and the Senators dropped to 0-5. Lundqvist withstood tons of pressure from the Senators, who spent most of the closing 5 minutes in the Rangers’ end. The win wasn’t secure until Sergei Gonchar tripped Carl Hagelin as he skated toward the empty net with 36.2 seconds remaining. Craig Anderson was nearly as good in the Ottawa net, making 27 saves. New York rallied from a 3-2 series deficit for just the second time, building off the momentum of its 32 victory in Ottawa on Monday night in Game 6.


Friday, April 27, 2012



■ Baseball

■ Tennis


Tennis ■ CONTINUED FROM 17 Miler 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. At second doubles, Tyler Heinl and Nick Denuzzo defeated Josh Remmetter and Drake Pensworth 6-1, 6-0. Tippecanoe improved to 16-0 on the season and 130 in the Central Buckeye Conference. The Devils travel to Oakwood today in a key non-league matchup. Lehman 3, CJ 2 DAYTON — Lehman picked up a tough win Thursday, edging Chaminade Julienne 3-2. At second singles, Dan

Troy’s Nick Antonides scores a run Thursday against Springboro.

Sehlhorst defeated Sean Miller 6-3, 6-1. At third singles, Mitchell Shroyer defeated John Chick 6-0, 63. At second doubles, Louis Gaier and Michael Comer defeated Anthony Genousi and Daniel Striebich 6-4, 6-4. At first singles, Pierce Bennett lost Andrew Bole 6-4, 6-1. At first doubles, Matt Ulrich and David Freytag lost to Tony Vo and John Manovich 2-6, 6-3, 63. Lehman improved to 102 on the season.

■ College Football ■ CONTINUED FROM 17 “This was a big win on Senior Night, especially against Springboro,” senior Jordan Guillozet said. “This was definitely a quality win over a good team.” Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division-leading Springboro (16-4) runruled Troy 11-1 in the first round of last year’s tournament — mere weeks after the Trojans beat the Panthers by the same 7-6 score in the regular season. Now the Trojans travel to Miamisburg today before facing Fairfield at Fifth Third Field Sunday night … the night before a two-game series with rival Piqua that will decide the GWOC North championship. Troy needs to sweep both of those games to win its first league title since 1991, while the Indians need only a split. “These are the kind of games we need to be in right now,” Troy coach Ty Welker said. “Springboro is a quality baseball team. That is the kind of team we need to beat from here on out.” And even after falling behind 6-2 after the top of the fourth, the Trojans showed the had what it takes. And it all began in the bottom of the fourth. After Springboro starter Sean Pfeifer struck out the first two Trojan batters, Dylan Cascaden got his third straight hit of the day, and Nick Antonides doubled to the opposite field to put runners on second and third. Then Helke — the GWOC North leader in RBIs who was 0 for 2 at that point — hit a dribbler to third that he beat out for an infield RBI single. “I can count on one hand how many times I’ve done that,” he said with a laugh. “But hey, I’ll take it.” A wild pitch and an errant throw to third by the catcher brought in another run, then

The ‘P’ word College football making progress, playoffs near


Troy’s Jordan Price rounds second base Thursday against Springboro.

Troy’s Jordan Guillozet strikes out swinging Thursday against Springboro. He reached base safely on the play. Guillozet struck out swinging but reached base after the ball got by the catcher. That allowed Ian Nadolny to rake an RBI single that made the score 6-5. Troy’s first five runs in the game all came with two outs. “Today was kind of the opposite of the way we’ve been all year,” Welker said. “(Starting pitcher) Devon (Alexander) didn’t have his best stuff, Springboro came out swinging and we made some defensive mistakes. But we battled with two outs, put up a couple runs here and there and stayed in the game.” Alexander gave up eight hits and four runs in three innings, seven of those hits and all of the runs coming in the first two innings. Sophomore Ben Langdon then came on for the next three innings, giving up four hits and two runs — but also getting out of two jams. He

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induced an inning-ending six-four-three double play from Cascaden to Thomas Harvey to Helke to get out of the fourth. And then after a play from left fielder Jordan Price to Cascaden at short to Nadolny at home to nail a runner trying to score early in the sixth, he left runners stranded on first and third. Which set up the Trojans for some late-game heroics in the bottom of the inning. Cascaden — who finished 3 for 3 with two doubles and three runs scored in the leadoff spot — led off with a walk and was bunted to second by Antonides. Helke then walked, and Guillozet — who finished 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs — poked a run-scoring single through the hole between first and second to tie the game. “We just never quit. We kept on going and hitting

the whole game,” Guillozet said. “Everybody hit. It was a good team win.” Nadolny then drove the first pitch he saw to right field for a sacrifice fly, bringing in pinch runner Jay Swigard and giving Troy its first lead of the game. Helke made sure it was the only one the Trojans would need. He gave up a leadoff single to start the seventh, but a fielder’s choice and a strikeout put Springboro down to its last out. He then walked the next hitter to put the tying run in scoring position and went 3-1 on the next hitter, but he got a fly ball to Devin Blakely in center to put an end to the game. “I was just trying not to make a mistake, and they were trying to capitalize on one,” Helke said. “Thank God our defense was there. Dylan made a great play at short, and Devin made a nice catch to end it.” “Ben, a sophomore, battled out of some tight spots and got some nice experience,” Welker said of Langdon, who got the win. “And we just kept chipping away. Nathan would tell you he didn’t have his best stuff, but he did his job and we got a great team win.” And some all-important momentum. SBoro...220 200 0 — 6 13 1 Troy .....110 302 x — 7 10 1 Pfeifer, Thackery (6) and Kirby. Alexander, Langdon (4), Helke (7) and Nadolny. WP — Langdon. LP — Thackery. SV — Helke. 2B — Barth (S), Reynolds (S), Cascaden 2 (T), Antonides (T), Guillozet (T). HR — Winning (S). Records: Springboro 17-4, Troy 14-7.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — College football is on the verge of finally having a playoff, its own version of the final four. For the first time, all the power brokers who run the highest level of the sport are comfortable with the idea of deciding a championship the way it’s done from pee-wees to pros. And the way fans have been hoping they would for years. “Yes, we’ve agreed to use the P word,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said Thursday. They want to limit it to four teams. That’s for sure. Now they have to figure out how to pick the teams, where and when to play the games and how the bowls do or do not fit in. The new postseason format would go into effect for the 2014 season. As for the 14-year-old Championship Bowl Series, it’s on life support. Any chance that it survives past the next two seasons? “I hope not,” said Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive, who pitched a four-team playoff four years ago but was shot down at this same hotel beachside hotel. “This is a seismic change for college football,” BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock said after the 11 conference commissioners and Notre Dame’s athletic director wrapped up three days of meetings in south Florida. That Hancock actually used the word playoff when describing what was being considered alone signaled a shift in thinking for the BCS. In a memo leading up to these meetings, the term “four-team event” was used to describe creating two national semifinals and a championship

game. Hancock said the commissioners will present a “small number” of options for a four-team playoff to their leagues over the next month or so at conference meetings. He estimated that between two and seven configurations are being considered. It’ll be up to each conference to determine which plan it likes best. The commissioners will get back together in June and try to come up with a final version, and eventually the university presidents will have to sign off on it. Hancock has said they’d like a new format ready for approval by July 4. And he warned that if no agreement is reached, the fallback could be sticking with an overhauled version of the old system, which aims for a No. 1 vs. No. 2 championship game. But that’s a longshot. “It’s great to get to a point where there seems to be general consensus that a four-team, three-game playoff is the best route to go,” Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford said. “The next challenge obviously is figuring out a format that brings consensus where we can truly make that work. The more this narrows, the more challenging it gets.” The first step is figuring out the where and when. The when should be easy. The commissioners all agree the college football season needs to wrap up as close to Jan. 1 as possible. That would mean semifinals soon after Christmas and the title game within a few days of the calendar flipping. “One of the goals is to make the postseason a celebration of college football,” Slive said.

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Indians off at Bullpen woes cost Reds home in loss CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have been dominant on the road this season. Playing at home, however, has proven to be a major problem. Kansas City added to the Indians’ home woes on Thursday, scoring three runs in the fifth inning en route to a 4-2 victory. The loss was Cleveland’s sixth in eight games at Progressive Field in 2012, which has largely negated its 7-2 record on the road. “It’s just a fluke. It has nothing to do with coming back home,” Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin said. “I think it’s just a fluke and we’ll play better here, for sure.” Indians manager Manny Acta doesn’t think the early problems at home are the beginning of a trend. “We love playing here,” said Acta, whose team was 44-37 at home in 2011. “We scored a lot

of runs here last year. It’s four bases and a mound everywhere you go. It’s just a coincidence the way we’re playing at home right now.” Third baseman Jack Hannahan echoed his manager’s thoughts. “Home is where you’ve got to take care of your business,” he said. “It’s just baseball. It’s our second homestand. It’s just a coincidence. We’re going to start winning at home, no doubt about that.” The numbers, however, tell a different story. The Indians have been outscored 46-28 at home while outscoring opponents 54-41 on the road. Tomlin (1-2) allowed four runs and eight hits in 4 2-3 innings. The right-hander gave up Jeff Francoeur’s go-ahead RBI single with two outs in the fifth, then was knocked out of the game when Mike Moustakas followed with a run-scoring hit.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Sean Marshall often goes to his curveball as an out pitch. It didn’t work that way against Angel Pagan. Pagan hit a hanging curve for a three-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 win over the Reds on Thursday. “The curveball’s been a good pitch for me,” said Marshall (0-2), who had his first blown save after converting four opportunities. “I’ve gotten some outs with it. The ball hung in the middle of the plate. He didn’t get a good swing on it. What hurts is the guys played so well.” Marshall, acquired from the Cubs during the offseason and moved to closer in spring training after Ryan Madson was lost to seasonending elbow-ligament replacement surgery, struggled from the beginning of his second outing in less than 24 hours. He walked Joaquin Arias to lead off the ninth, and Ryan Theriot followed with a single. After pinch-hitter Brett Pill struck out, Pagan


Cincinnati Reds' Scott Rolen (27) celebrates with Zack Cozart (2) after hitting a home run off San Francisco Giants pitcher Guillermo Mota during the seventh inning Thursday in Cincinnati. lofted a 1-2 pitch 386 feet into the left field seats to snap the Giants’ losing streak in Cincinnati at seven games. The homer came on the first pitch after Pagan took what many in the crowd of 17,317 thought was strike three. “I didn’t hit my spot with it,” the left-hander said. “It was borderline. The next pitch was the one that mattered.” Manager Dusty Baker couldn’t tell from the dugout

if the pitch was a strike, but he knew Marshall wasn’t as sharp as he had been. “That leadoff walk gets you into trouble,” Baker said. “That curveball (to Pagan) kind of rolled. It’s tough. He only gave up one home run all of last year (in 78 appearances). You hope history repeats itself.” Javier Lopez (2-0) allowed two hits but no runs in the eighth to earn the win. Santiago Casilla struck out the side in the ninth for his second save in two

opportunities. Jay Bruce hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning and Scott Rolen led off the seventh with his second of the season, both in the last two games, giving starter Homer Bailey a shot at evening his record at 2-2. Bailey lasted 6 1-3 innings, allowing seven hits and three runs two earned with two walks and six strikeouts. “I had some quick innings,” said Bailey, who also had a run-scoring single in the second inning. “The fastball and (split-finger) were working, and I was able to get some groundballs and some quick outs. I really felt like I should have put up a zero in the last inning, so in a roundabout way, I think I should’ve done a lot better than I did.” Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval went 1 for 5, extending his season-opening hitting streak to 19 games, a franchise record. He went into the game tied with Johnny Rucker, who hit in the first 18 games of the 1945 season with the then-New York Giants.


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