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From festivals to music and everything in between, Miami County will be alive with activity this summer. According to Diana Thompson, executive director of the Miami County Visitors and Convention Bureau, the county has been a destination spot for visitors for quite a while. “We’re known for some of the biggest family events and festivals in the region,” she said. See Valley, Page B1.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service agents are often portrayed in popular culture as disciplined, unflappable, loyal and male. A spiraling prostitution scandal that has highlighted the dearth of women in the agency that protects the president and dignitaries has many wondering: Would more females in the ranks prevent future dishonor? Only about a tenth of field

agents and uniformed officers are women, a shortage some attribute to travel demands that can be especially taxing on women balancing families and careers. A scandal that risks portraying the agency as unfriendly to women, however, could set back efforts to close the gender gap. “I can’t help but think that there would be some progress if there was more diversity and if

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A healing environment For the Miami Valley Sunday News Cancer care is entering a new era at Upper Valley Medical Center. An expanded and remodeled Cancer Care Center opened its doors to patients in mid-April and was introduced to UVMC employees and the public with open houses Friday and Saturday. Among the new center’s highlights is the John J. Dugan Infusion Center. The centerpiece of the

TROY first-floor addition completed this year, the infusion center honors Dugan, an area businessman and Miami County commissioner who was treated at UVMC before his death to cancer in 2003. Dugan’s family chose to honor him through an annual fundraiser and support of the Cancer Care Center.

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History lesson Collector shares WWII memorabilia BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer On the shelves of the Milton-Union High School library are hundreds of history books, yet with the help of two local World War II enthusiasts, history came to life for Andy Grudich’s American History students. Milton-Union alum Dave DeHart, along with fellow collector John Fowler, shared their collec1 tion of WWII memorabilia,

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the FBI, though higher than the 9.7 percent of special agents who are women in the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Secret Service does not provide gender breakdowns on the agents assigned to presidential details, though women have been included on those assignments for years. The agency has aggressively recruited women, targeting female-oriented career fairs and sending brochures to colleges.

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there were more women that were there,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. “When you have a diversity of people there, it brings more accountability. What you see is a lack of accountability in this.” Women make up about 25 percent of the agency’s workforce, but only about 11 percent of agents and uniformed officers, said spokesman Ed Donovan. That’s significantly lower than the 19 percent of female special agents in

Have a great strawberry recipe to share with the community? Please send your favorite strawberry recipe, along with your name, address and telephone number, to TDN City Editor Melody Vallieu at or 224 S. Market St., Troy, OH 45373. Some recipes, including the winners, will be featured on a Miami Valley Sunday News Valley feature page June 3, just in time to use the recipes for all those berries purchased at the festival. Recipes must be received by May 18. Strawberry Festival Manager Heather Dorsten will offer a prize package of strawberrythemed items to the winners.



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WEST MILTON ranging from D-Day parachutes, canteen rations and other survival gear, on April 20. “I’ve been a collector since I was 5,” said DeHart. “This all began when by bringing my dad’s uniform home from grandmas.” From his father’s uniform, DeHart’s collection grew and now he shares his collection with students as well as other WWII history fanatics. “I collect everything,” DeHart said, noting many WWII knives are rare


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Cancer • Continued from A1 “They have been so generous and so dedicated to the Cancer Care Center, I am extremely honored to be able as a hospital to say that we’ve dedicated our infusion center to John J. Dugan,” said Jean Heath, Cancer Care Center director. The addition gave the center its own first-level entry, a new reception area, family center, hospitality area and library where patients and their families can research materials offered in traditional hardback books, on DVDs/CDs or on Kindles. Other features include consulting rooms for use by patients and families discussing finances, schedules and questions. New offices bring from several hospital locations to one those working in Cancer Care Center roles such as palliative

care, clinical trials and advanced clinical oncology. “This Cancer Care Center expansion reflects UVMC’s continuing mission to provide a comprehensive continuum of cancer services in our community,” said Thomas R. Parker, UVMC president and chief executive officer. “We’re grateful to the physicians and staffs who have worked so hard to make the expansion a reality, and also to the UVMC Board of Directors and Foundation for their support of this important project.” The center’s design reflects a natural environment theme with looks of wood and bamboo. “Every step of the way in the process to build this center has been focused around what the patient will experience and how we can make that warm and inviting,” Heath said.

New to the center will be members of the UVMC volunteers, who will help escort patients to their destination and assist families as they get used to the offerings of the new facility. Those coming for radiation will be directed to the lower level. Those arriving for infusion treatments will find a new area with 10 individual rooms looking over a healing garden. In addition to infusion treatments for cancer, the center will offer infusion treatment such as IV antibiotics and hemachromatosis. Each infusion room has sliding doors for privacy, a heated, massage chair for the patient, a TV and a window overlooking the healing garden landscaped to include color year round and attract visitors such as butterflies. “To have the light — light is healing — and the garden and this environ-

ment. To allow patients and families to go outside and sit where they can still be monitored and be in a safe environment, I think is pretty unusual. It is going to be wonderful for the patients,” Heath said. The addition in 2011-12 followed the remodeling of the Cancer Care Center’s original home on the hospital’s lower level in 2010-11. The remodeling included space for the center’s second linear accelerator, which allowed for more flexible patient scheduling. Those who have given $1,000 or more to support the $11.1 million Cancer Care Center expansion project and its various programs are recognized on a 13-foot-by-3 ½-foot lobby Donor Wall featuring artwork of fused, colored glass. Special recognition is given to the UVMC Foundation, the John J. Dugan Memorial Fund for

Cancer Care and the Stouder Foundation for their generous support for the Cancer Care Center. Their gifts total, respectively, $750,000; $350,000; and $268,000. Heath said the goal during years of center planning was to provide a welcoming, comforting, healing environment, but not go overboard. “We’ve really thought about it, took our time, listened to patients and looked at what we could do to enhance that experience. Of course, more space always helps, but how do you take each one of those experiences and make it better,” Heath said. “I think we have achieved that goal. I am honored to be part of this system that has really set the bar high in ensuring that cancer care will be in this community for a long, long time.”

fascinated him. “Some guys saw action, others didn’t so my dad would tell us stories of Pearl Harbor and boot camp stories and what it was like during the war, and Uncle Howard told his combat stories to us,” DeHart said. “These were local men who fought for their country and to preserve their story, I’m sharing it with others.” DeHart said he especially enjoys coming to classes such as Grudich’s American History classes at his former high school. “I like teaching kids and teaching them the things of

the past and sharing with them,” DeHart said. Sophomore Madeline Martin said she enjoyed seeing DeHart’s collection of WWII memorabilia. “I think it’s good he was willing to show us all these things and go in depth with how they were used in detail,” Martin said. “I’m a huge fan of history and to see how all these things were used is neat.” Martin said her favorite piece of DeHart’s collection was the helmet with a removable interior piece that soldiers used to cook, bathe and even shave with

when they weren’t in battle. Sophomore Brody Craport said he enjoyed seeing the types of weapons and equipment soldiers used in WWII. “It was neat to see how much stuff they had to carry,” Craport said. “All that equipment they used had to weigh you down.” Sophomore Adam Brown agreed with Craport and said he enjoyed seeing how a typical WWII solider was outfitted before heading to the field. “To see a parachute from D-Day was amazing because D-Day was one of

the biggest turning points in the war,” Brown said. “It was cool to see their guns and what the sniper’s gear looked like, too.” Craport said he also liked learning how soldiers used to prepare a hot meal, at their own risk. “If they wanted to carry fuel with them it could explode in their pockets, so that was a lot of risk for a hot meal,” he said. DeHart also travels to WWII reunions and reenactments, and shows such as the WACO military gatherings, to share his collection.


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because they were lost or often destroyed. Yet it’s the stories behind the artifacts that DeHart finds fascinating, as he shared with students the typical uniform and supplies a WWII solider would use on the battlefields in Europe. DeHart’s father, Howard DeHart, was a mechanic at Pearl Harbor, and his uncle, Howard Fine of Laura, saw action at the Battle of the Bulge. Although his father never saw action, DeHart said his uncle’s war stories


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• TEAM MEETING: The final Relay For Life team meeting will be at Fifth Third Bank, 1851 W. Main St., Troy. Teams will be allowed into the bank about 6:30 p.m. to pick up T-shirts and make final arrangements prior to Relay. Team members are asked to bring all luminaria orders and auction items to the meeting. For more information, email or call (937) 524-2214 and leave a message. • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be offered from 3-7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 8 W. Main St., Tipp City. Anyone who registers to donate can take home an “I Did it for the Cookie” cookbook. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or call (800) 388GIVE or make an appointment at • QUARTERLY MEETING: The quarterly Tri-Agency meeting in Tipp City will be at 6:30 p.m. Monroe Township will be hosting this gathering, to be held in the basement of the township building, 4 E. Main St. Civic agenda • The Union Township Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Township Building, 9497 Markley Road, P.O. Box E, Laura. Call 698-4480 for more information.

TUESDAY • LITERACY COUNCIL: The Troy Literacy Council, an all-volunteer organization, will meet at 7 p.m. at the TroyHayner Cultural Center. Adults seeking help with basic literacy or wish to learn English as a second language, and those interested in becoming tutors, can contact the message center at (937) 6603170 for more information. • DEADLINE TODAY: The application deadline for funds from Altrusa of Troy is today. Information and the application is available on the Altrusa website under the Spelling Bee link. • FREE SEMINAR: The public is invited to a free seminar called “Kingdom Living Empowerment” from 7-9 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center in Troy. Subsequent seminars will be May 8, 15 and 22. This is a Bible- based discipleship (follower of Christ) seminar for all who want to grow stronger in their walk and relationship with Jesus Christ. The instructor will be Pastor Beverly Olgesby of the Tru Kingdom Ministries. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Tina Ford at (937) 369-4873. • TUESDAY SPECIAL: Post 88 will offer hamburgers, cheeseburgers and onion rings for $2 each and french fries for $1 from 3-6 p.m. at the post, 3449 LeFevre Road, Troy. Cook’s choice of the day sandwich also will be featured.

WEDNESDAY • MEETING CHANGED: The regular meeting of the Lostcreek Township Trustees has been moved to today at 4 p.m. due to a scheduling conflict. • CLASS TO MEET: The classmates from Piqua Central High School class of 1961 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Backyard Bistrol on Commerce Drive in Piqua. Spouses or significate others also are invited and participants wiill order off the menu. • SUPPORT GROUP: The MiamiShelby Ostomy Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the UVMC Cancer Care Center in the lower level of the Upper Valley Medical Center, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Programs provide information and support to ostomates and their

THURSDAY-SATURDAY • RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale will be offered from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., Troy. Enter on Canal Street. Good used clothing and large and small household items will be for sale.

THURSDAY • SENIORS LUNCHEON: A seniors luncheon will be offered at the A.B. Graham Memorial Center, Conover. “Protecting Your Valuables” will be presented by Tim Rose of Rose Home Services. The program will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. Everyone is invited to attend. For reservations or lunch cost, call (937) 368-3700. • LITERACY EDUCATION: A discussion on the benefits of adult basic and literacy education will be offered at 1 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. Those who need helping preparing for their GED, continue their education or brush up on skills for employment can benefit from the talk, by Naomi Baker of A.B.L.E. • DAY OF PRAYER: In honor of the National Day of Prayer, community members are invited to gather from 7-8 p.m. at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center to prayer for the nation and the youth of Miami County, praying for their needs, including addictions and potential. For more information, call 339-5685.

Master Gardeners open gardening help line The Master Gardeners of Miami County are once again opening a free help line, where gardeners can get expert advice on problems in their gardens, trees and lawns. Trained volunteers will identify problems and offer solutions to a variety of issues, whether they are caused by disease, insects, fungus, environmental conditions, pests or improper gardening practices. Miami County’s Master Gardener program is administered by the Ohio State University Extension Service. Members use the vast archive of resources that organization has accumulated over decades of university-level research and experimentation. Volunteers receive extensive training and serve a one-year internship in order to qualify as a Master Gardener. If they are unable to resolve difficult problems, they can consult the experts at the OSU Extension Office. Members use their extensive library of fact sheets available online at

TROY lines/facts.html. The help line opens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7 and every Monday through Aug. 27, except holidays. To submit questions, call the help line at (937) 440-3945. The help line also can be reached via email at miamicountymaster or Facebook page at MiamiCountyMaster Gardeners. Please provide a complete description and, if possible, a photograph of your problem. Better yet, those interested can drop into the help line office, located in the Miami County Courthouse, 201 W. Main St., Troy, and bring a fresh sample of the mystery plant, bug, fungus, weed, flower, ailing fruits or vegetables. In order to better describe an issue, fill out the questionnaire posted on the organization’s Facebook page. If volunteers cannot give you an immediate answer,

they will research your issue and get back with you later. Information is provided by phone, email, Facebook or regular mail, whatever is most convenient for customers. Members provide answers and may direct you to valuable information sources on the Internet or send you printed material to help you remedy the problem. Given the warm winter and early, dry spring, Master Gardeners expect a variety of unique gardening issues this year that will challenge the expertise of home gardeners as well as the Master Gardeners. The Miami County Master Gardener Program is an educational outreach program. With 60 active members, they engage in activities ranging from landscaping Habitat for Humanity homes, the Miami County Bloom Garden Tour, the Miami County Fair, community landscaping projects, scholarships for students studying horticulture and educational opportunities for gardeners of all ages.

Cuyahoga Valley train ride set for June 9 BRADFORD — Bradford Railroad Museum members are taking a trip to Cuyahoga Scenic Railway to ride the train. Participants will travel by deluxe motorcoach to Independence, Ohio, leaving the Bradford Railroad Museum Parking lot at 7 a.m. June 9. Participants will enjoy

an hour and a half train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. They will stop for supper at the Golden Corral in Mansfield on the way back to Bradford, returning at approximately 9 p.m. The cost is $85 for adults and $75 for children. The cost includes motorcoach

fare, train ride and supper. To participate, send a check made out to the Bradford Railroad Museum and mail to Sue Vickroy, 312 N. Miami Ave., Bradford, OH 45308. For more information, call Sue Vickroy at (937) 448-2844 or Gloria Shafer at (937) 448-2185.

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FRIDAY-MAY 6 • THEATER OPENING: The Troy Civic Theatre will present “Ravenscroft,” by Don Nigro at the Barn in the Park. A funny murder mystery set in 1905, pits Inspector Ruffing against five women in the desire to discover the cause of Patrick Roark’s death. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 at the door, or call 339-7700 for reservations.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY • RUMMAGE SALE: First Lutheran Church, corner of West State Route 41 and Washington Road, Troy, will offer a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Clothing will be $3 a bag on Saturday, with provided bags.

FRIDAY • FRIDAY DINNER: The Covington VFW Post No. 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer dinner from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 753-1108. • CABBAGE ROLLS: The American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will offer a cabbage roll dinner from 6-7:30 p.m. for $7. • SENIOR DAY: Miami County Senior Day will be from 9:30-11 a.m. at A Learning Place, Piqua. Free tickets must be reserved by calling (937) 638-1884. Leave a message with how many tickets you need and your name and your tickets will be waiting for you.

SATURDAY • SPAGHETTI DINNER: Troy Post No. 43 Baseball will offer an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be offered from 37:30 p.m. at 622 S. Market St., Troy. The meal also will include a salad bar, drink and dessert. Meals will be $6.75 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. All proceeds will benefit the Troy American Legion baseball.

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Contact us David Fong is the executive editor of the Troy Daily News. You can reach him at 440-5228 or send him e-mail at fong@tdn

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EDITORIAL ROUNDUP Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal on new EPA fracking rules: The regulators at the federal Environmental Protection Agency listened to the concerns of the oil and gas industry. Then, they made adjustments in proposed air quality standards for the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing. The result is the balanced approached unveiled recently, the industry gaining flexibility in the implementation, the agency fulfilling the mandate of the Clean Air Act, protecting public health and making an advance in mitigating climate change. The process of fracturing involves injecting a combination of water, sand and chemicals into underground shale rock. This is followed by a “flowback,” the natural gas and other chemicals coming to the surface, resulting in emissions of methane, plus toxic, cancer-causing pollutants such as benzene and hexane. Nearby residents, along As I with environmental groups, have complained about See It health problems and other harmful effects. ■ The Troy Agency officials, thus, had an obligation to act, and to Daily News consult with the industry in devising the best way forwelcomes ward. … This is a national challenge, the 13,000 wells columns from drilled each year requiring a uniform set of rules. … our readers. To What the EPA has achieved isn’t simply a deft balsubmit an “As I ancing act. It has orchestrated something consequenSee It” send tial, no less than one of the country’s most productive your type-writefforts to combat climate change. ten column to: San Francisco Chronicle ■ “As I See It” on Walmart: c/o Troy Daily Retail giant Walmart has fallen from the high News, 224 S. ground with revelations that it may have violated U.S. Market St., and Mexican laws in its zeal to expand its empire south Troy, OH 45373 of the border. ■ You can also Its market value has sunk by more than $10 billion e-mail us at and its reputation has been tarnished significantly by editorial@tdnpu allegations that some of its top executives were well ■ Please aware that the company was paying millions of dollars include your full in bribes to expedite the opening of new stores in name and teleMexico. phone number. The New York Times reported that Walmart had sent investigators down to Mexico City to look into the allegations after they arose in 2005 and found evidence of suspicious payments and potential wrongdoing on a large scale but shut down the probe without alerting authorities. Walmart said it has appointed a global officer to ensure compliance with a 1977 U.S. law that prohibits bribes to foreign officials. The company also has insisted that its investigation into the Mexico scandal is continuing. The U.S. Justice Department is also said to be investigating possible criminal misconduct in connection with the case. Loveland (Colo.) Reporter-Herald on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico: Offshore oil drilling may be a critical part of the United States’ domestic energy industry, but the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling doesn’t think it’s safe enough yet. The commission’s final report cited progress by the Obama administration and the industry itself, but graded Congress poorly because it has yet to “enact any legislation responding to the explosion and spill.” And all three need to do more, the report concluded, to ensure that deepwater drilling is safe for both workers and the environment. Congress, in particular, needs to codify the necessary regulations needed to prevent another BP Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, considered to be the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, and one that killed 11 workers. Fortunately, oversight of offshore drilling was improved after the spill two years ago. The Minerals Management Service, which had too cozy a relationship with the industry it was charged with overseeing, was overhauled to improve oversight. But better regulation and oversight of deepwater drilling are sorely needed.

THEY SAID IT “(Pioneer people) took pride in their work when they were done. I didn’t like Pioneer School — it was really hard.” — Troy Christian student Abby Gilfillen, on the school’s “Pioneer Days” “We really didn’t have time to plan for that. It was just that the state budget needed to be balanced, and obviously, education took a good chunk of that loss from the state budget.” — Tipp City Schools Superintendent Dr. John P. Kronour, on state budget cuts “I’m not acting — these tears are so real. The person in the car with me is my best friend and it’s really traumatic to see her ‘dead.’” — Bethel High School student Whitney Lang, on the school’s mock crash simulation

Anti-anti-bullying episode of show hits the mark I would like to give Trey Parker and Matt Stone my heartfelt thanks. Victims of bullying everywhere should, as well. Because on a recent episode of South Park, the two mad geniuses captured the real heart of the antibullying movement — the hot-button issue of the moment for many armchair activists everywhere. In the episode, titled “Butterballs,” the writers use the discovery that one of the boys, Butters, is being bullied to bring activists to the school — and in turn depict them as bullies themselves. Butters, meanwhile, ends up discovering what countless others before him have — that bullies are just a fact of life, fighting them in certain ways is not only a waste of time but only makes matters worse, and that while it seems at the time like it will never end, it does get better. As a brainy, scrawny, poor kid growing up who was into things like video games and Dungeons and Dragons instead of extracurricular activities and underage drinking, I was a prime target for bullies. I suffered through it all: physical abuse, mental abuse, verbal abuse. Luckily, the Internet didn’t exist while I was in junior high and high school — I feel even worse for kids who have to go through that in the present day. When walking to school, I’d cut

Josh Brown Sunday Columnist through neighbors’ yards to avoid certain people along the way. I’d hope every day that other people would be absent from this class or that so I could have a single day’s peace. I’d put my study hall period next to my lunch period so I could spend a fourth of the day in the safety of my own home. I lived in fear of waking up every morning, because I knew that once I did, I would have to go to school. Fighting back just made it worse. Letting my parents or teachers know it was happening made it exponentially worse. And friends? Well, they were dealing with it themselves (and worse, come to find out years later). And even though it seemed like the torment would last forever, I endured it all. And then a funny thing happened once high school ended. Things got much, much better. But that’s just it. You have to

endure. Because bullies are just a fact of life. They do it because their parents abuse them and they do it to lash out at something weaker, or peer pressure because their friends are doing it, or because, well, some people are just born worthless. And as awful as that feeling of powerlessness — the real worst thing about being bullied — is, it just makes becoming a successful person later in life that much more rewarding, knowing what you’ve been through to get there. But now there’s another obstacle to get through — activists who are trying to “fight” bullying by raising awareness to its evils, taking it up as a new pet cause to make themselves (and others on their respective Facebook pages) think that they’re actually doing something to make the world a better place. And Parker and Stone skewered them gloriously. Another of the boys on the show, Stan, takes charge of making an anti-bullying video with his classmates, and the happy, up-beat jingle “Make Bullying Kill Itself” is born. It ends up getting him a movie deal. But Butters — who unintentionally started the whole movement when someone else discovered he was being bullied — wants no part of it, and Stan and others end up bullying him into doing it because “it’s for a

good cause.” At one point, Stan is arguing with Kyle about the movie’s importance, saying, “It needs to be seen by everyone!” Kyle strikes back with, “So if it needs to be seen by everyone, why not put it on the Internet for free?” Stan doesn’t understand the question — an obvious yet brilliant shot at the studio behind the recent documentary Bully, which went through a much publicized fight to get its rating taken down from R to PG-13 so “more people could hear the message.” Or, rather, so the studio could cash in — literally — on slacktivists’ need to support a cause, any cause. Bullies will always exist in some form or another, whether it’s meanspirited scumbag children or people misguidedly trying to “help” other people. And the only way to fight them? For the so-called victims to realize that the only reason bullies do what they do is because the bullies are, in fact, the weakest, most pathetic form of life on the planet. And while it may seem like they have all the power, their only power lies in tricking their victims into thinking they’re the weak ones. You don’t fight bullying by raising awareness. You do it by realizing that nothing bullies do matters. TDN Sports Editor Josh Brown appears Sundays.


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Thirty selected for leadership program in Troy TROY County courts and jail and volunteerism. The 2012 TLT class will participate in the G.I.F.T. program and assist the Troy Foundation in the distribution of $5,000 in grant money to local nonprofits. The 2012 TLT class consists of Iesha Alspaugh, Jennifer Monnier, Will Armstrong, Ian Nadolny, Taylor Bond, Samantha Neumeier, Jessica Bornhorst, Meredith Orozco, Allison Brown, Kailey Pour, Courtney Caldwell, Zach Roetter, Gabrielle Castaldo, Catelyn Schmiedebusch, Beth Clouser, Brandon Stradling, Katie Delwiche, Brad Stapleton, Rachel Dippold, Sarah Titterington, Kelly Fischer, Isha Tyagi, Lindsay Gates, Lauren Walters, Matt Hokky, Tom Jackson, Madeline Kaup, Conor McCormick, Justin Menke and Richard Mitchell. For more information, go to www.troyohio



NANCY S. PIERCE PIQUA — Nancy S. Pierce, age 91, of Piqua died at 12:15 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2012, at Piqua Manor Nursing Home, Piqua. She was born Dec. 15, 1920, in Harlan County, Ky., to the late Eli and Adline (Hunter) Sparks. Nancy was married to Lacey Lee Pierce. He preceded her in death. Nancy is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Louie Hylton, Piqua; one son and daughter-in-law, Lacy and Clora Pierce, Piqua; one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Debbie Sparks, Muncie, Ind.; seven grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchil-

dren and great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Nancy retired from Piqua Engineering, Piqua. She also worked for Piqua Manor Nursing Home, Piqua. She loved bingo and spending time with her grandchildren. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2012, at Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at theadamsfuneralhome. com.

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Robert Shade PIQUA — Robert Shade, 89, of Piqua, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center. Services are pending at the Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home. • Howard E. Slorp WEST MILTON — Howard E. Slorp, 87, of West Milton, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Hospice of Dayton. Arrangements are pending at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.

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Comprising Bluffton University’s May Day court are, from left, junior chairpersons Laurie Nofziger of Lyons and Jonathan Luginbill of Bluffton; Queen Chalsi Eastman of Norwalk; King Alexander Woodring of Sherwood; senior attendant Bethany Bowman of Piqua; and senior escort Nathaniel Stroud of Troy.

May Day court named Includes two from county BLUFFTON — Bluffton University has announced its 2012 May Day court, which was elected by the student body and will be honored during the annual May Day celebration at 11 a.m. May 5 on the Centennial Hall lawn. The rain location is Founders Hall. The court includes King Alexander Woodring and Queen Chalsi Eastman, both seniors, along with senior escort and Troy resident Nathaniel Stroud, senior attendant and Piqua resident Bethany Bowman and junior chairpersons

TOLEDO (AP) — Several wrong-way auto accidents in Ohio, including a crash that killed three sorority sisters, have pushed lawmakers to introduce legislation that would bring bigger fines and longer license suspensions for wrong-way drivers, especially those who’ve been drinking or driving under suspension. The proposed bill calls


for a wrong-way driver who kills or injures another person to lose their license for at least two years and up to 10. Two fatal accidents that claimed six lives within two weeks in March in the Toledo area have put a spotlight on wrong-way crashes. The Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio Highway Patrol

reviewed interstate roadways in the Toledo and Bowling Green area, finding that signs exceed federal requirements. Investigators are still trying to figure out why a wrong-way driver on Interstate 75 slammed head-on into car carrying five Bowling Green State University students who were leaving for a spring break trip in March.

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Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with Pastor William “Bill” Hewitt officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. The family will receive friends Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Southwest Regional Office, 2808 Reading Road Cincinnati, OH 45206. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


WEST MILTON — Bradd Thomas Wolf, age 42, of West Milton, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the Brukner

Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy. A reception will follow the service. Arrangements are being handled by the HaleSarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.





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Jonathan Luginbill and Laurie Nofziger. A food and nutrition major with a concentration in dietetics, Stroud is from Troy. He is a C. Henry Smith Scholar and has been active in the Nutrition Association, Student Senate, the CrossCultural Committee and Young Democrats. He is a member of the men’s tennis team, was a member of the Homecoming court last fall and has been a Learning Resource Center assistant. He is the son of Lawrence Stroud and Jane Gray. Also a member of last

fall’s Homecoming court, Bowman is a social work major, with a minor in missions, from Piqua. She is a member of the Social Work Club and the Gospel Choir, and has been a hall chaplain, pastoral assistant, Campus Ministries office assistant and member of the Spiritual Life Week planning committee. Her parents are Bob and Sheila Bowman. May Day is one of the oldest traditions at Bluffton. In addition to the crowning of the king and queen, the day’s events include the Maypole dance by first-year students and recognition of graduating seniors.

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U.S. Air Force for 20 years and then in civil service for 21 years. A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2012, at the Baird Funeral Home, 555 N. Market St., Troy, Ohio, with the Rev. John Shelton and brother-inlaw Bill Shaw officiating. Interment will follow at the Riverside Cemetery, Troy. The family will receive friends from 2–3 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2012, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Friends may express condolences to the family through www.baird

TROY — William L. “Bill” Davis, age 79, of Tipp City, Ohio, died Friday, April 27, 2012, at the SpringMeade Health Center, Tipp City, Ohio. He was born Oct. 25, 1932, in East Detroit, Mich. DAVIS He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janet B. (Nusko) Davis; his son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Carolyn Davis of Tipp City, Ohio; granddaughters, Sarina and Carli Davis; brother and sister-in-law, Richard “Dick” and Betti Davis of Florida; and sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Vern Castle of Colorado. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Fred Davis. Bill attended the Ginghamsburg Church and was an avid bingo player. He served in the

PIQUA — Jackoline E. Hicks, age 55, of Piqua, died at 11 a.m. Thursday April 26, 2012, at her residence. She was born on Dec. 1, 1957, in Chillicothe, HICKS Ohio, to the late Edward J. and Betty Lou (Murray) Hicks. Jackoline is survived by two brothers and sistersin-law, John and Sue Hicks, Piqua, and Jeff and Myrtle Rigsby, Piketon; and one half-sister, Kimberly Goings, Piqua. She graduated from Piqua Central High School in 1974. Jackoline enjoyed being with family and friends.



The 131st annual Newton Alumni Banquet will be May 12. Honored classes will be 1937, 1962, 1987, 2002 and 2012. The theme this year is “Honoring the Newton Band, Past and Present.” A special event will include performances of present band members, as well as a fashion show to include the first Newton Band uniform. A buffet-style dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in the new junior high gymnasium, followed by an alumni update immediately following the meal. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Reservations are required and have been extended to May 5. If you haven’t received an invitation this year, your current address might not be in the database. You can mail your address (along with your graduation year/maiden name) to: Newton Alumni Association, P.O. Box 531, Pleasant Hill, OH 45359, or send an email to, with the subject Alumni. The Newton class of 1962 is celebrating its 50th year since graduation. They would like to invite all Newton graduates to join them after the alumni banquet on May 12 at Fayevores Banquet Center (former American Legion), 2334 S. Miami St., West Milton, to continue the celebration. A book has been published that includes pictures of graduates and each picture is identified and alphabetically indexed with the year they graduated. This book is available for sale for $40 each. Contact any of the following: Donna Favorite, 676-8431; Chuck Martin, 339-5183; or Ruthann Beck, 698-3165.


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Thirty applicants have been selected to participate in the 2012 Teen Leadership Troy program sponsored by the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce. The Teen Leadership Troy program, started in 1997 provides a valuable learning experience with the help and cooperation of local community’s leaders. The program, which consists of five full-day sessions to be held June 38, will expose the participants to a variety of social and economic issues and opportunities facing the Troy community. The program will consist of leadership training, lectures, onsite visits, group discussions and time with a mentor to find out more about a possible career choice. Teen Leadership Troy, a special program of the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce will allow the participants to examine more closely the topics of city government, Troy history, leadership development, education, economic development, Miami

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Escape could overshadow U.S.-China talks No more Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner are leading the U.S. side at the talks beginning Thursday. A potential further complication is a letter from the White House director of legislative affairs, Rob Nabors, to Sen. John Cornyn, RTexas, explaining that the Obama administration would consider selling new U.S. warplanes to Taiwan. A sale would infuriate China, which considers the island nation an integral part of its state even after their split more than six decades ago. Chen’s status and the fighter jets represent the latest strains in Washington and Beijing’s up-and-down relationship in recent years. President Barack Obama has sought to “pivot” American military might and diplomatic ener-

gy toward Asia to improve America’s standing in the region and check the expansion of Chinese power, and achieved mixed results. The two issues underscore the fundamental disconnect between the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 economies, the top importer and exporter, and the biggest military and the fastest developing, on issues from human rights and Taiwan to currency policy and combating nuclear-armed North Korea and potentially nuclear-armed Iran. A Texas-based activist group that has been active in promoting Chen’s case said China and the U.S. were discussing the fate of the 40-year-old. “Chen is under U.S. protection and high-level talks are currently under way between U.S. and Chinese officials regarding Chen’s

status,” said a statement from the ChinaAid Association. It cited a source close to the situation. The U.S. Embassy in Beijing declined comment. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai said he had no information on Chen’s case. The case is so sensitive that officials in Washington have been ordered not to say anything about it at all. That was underscored on Friday and Saturday by the absolute refusal of the White House to speak out on the matter and the State Department pretending that nothing unusual was afoot. After making several public appeals this year for Chen’s release, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland would say only that “we have spoken

out about his case in the past.” “We have always had concerns about this case,” she said Friday, adding: “I don’t have anything current on this issue today.” The top U.S. diplomat for Asia, Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell, originally was due in Beijing in the coming week, but he arrived early today in the capital and did not speak to reporters. Earlier, department officials in Washington had ignored or declined to respond to questions about indications that Campbell had been dispatched earlier than planned ahead of the talks to smooth things over with the Chinese. ChinaAid’s founder, Bob Fu, said Chen’s case was a benchmark for the United States and its human rights image around the world.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — High winds swept through a beer tent where 200 people gathered after a Cardinals game Saturday, killing one and critically injuring at least five others, authorities said. But the owner of the bar said it was lightning, not wind, that killed the patron. At least 17 were hospitalized and up to 100 people were treated at the scene after officials said straight-line winds whipped through a large tent outside Kilroy’s Sports Bar, near Busch Stadium. The crowd was celebrating after the Cardinals had beat Milwaukee 7-3 earlier in the afternoon. Eddie Roth, director for the St. Louis Department of Public Safety, said winds of about 50 mph shattered aluminum poles that held up the tent, which was

located south of the stadium. The force of the wind blew the tent onto an adjacent railroad bridge. “It was crazy, scary,” said Annie Randall, whose family owns Kilroy’s. “We’re just so sorry this happened.” Kilroy’s owner Art Randall described a short burst of a storm, perhaps five seconds, he said, with a massive wind that lifted the huge tent, threw it perhaps 100 feet into the air and sent the aluminum poles and most everything in the tent airborne. When he heard the boom, he initially thought a train had derailed into the tent. As the wind blew, a bolt of lightning crashed into the bar, Randall said. He said firefighters told him it was a lightning strike, not flying debris, that killed the man.



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Droopy Drawers robbers Colorful FBI agent retiring COLUMBUS (AP) — FBI agent Harry Trombitas took bank robberies seriously, but not always the people who committed them. As a lead agent handling violent crime in the 1990s, Trombitas grew frustrated trying to figure out how to draw attention to the enormous number of bank robberies in those days more than a 100 a year in central Ohio, and five robberies in a single day on at least two occasions. Trying to cut through the clutter of numerous news releases and catch people’s attention, Trombitas began writing his official crime notices with a bit of flair. “Three-Eyed Bandit Robs Huntington Bank” was his release from 2009 about a robber with a tattoo of an eyeball on his neck. “‘Church Lady’ Strikes Again,” said a 2010 release about a woman who witnesses described as dressing “like she just came from church.” “‘Droopy-Drawers Bandit’ Hits Reynoldsburg Credit Union,” explained a 2011 release about a man wearing low-riding trousers. Trombitas, 56, who lives outside Columbus, retires Monday as an FBI agent just ahead of the mandatory retirement age of 57. In a career spanning almost three decades, he chased car thieves in St. Louis, organized crime bosses in New York City and several notorious criminals in Ohio, including serial killer Thomas Dillon, who shot to death five outdoorsmen from 1989 to 1993. “It just occurred to me that if we could take a look at what happened in the robbery or how the person looked, and come up with some kind of a nickname for that robber, that would give him his own identity,” Trombitas said. His FBI supervisors never saw a problem with his approach. Other officers around town were initially uncomfortable with the practice, but they eventually came around. “After a while they saw the value of doing that, and then it got to the point where everybody expected a nickname,” Trombitas said. Other “best of” monikers from the files of Trombitas releases, which were always accompanied by bank surveillance photos: the “Grumpy Bandit” for a robber who grunted at a teller; the “EnviroFriendly Robber,” named for bringing a reusable grocery bag for the loot; “Mullet Man,” because, well, say no more; and the 2011 suspect dubbed the “Dirty Bieber Bandit” because, as Trombitas noted, a witness described the man as looking just like Justin Bieber, “only dirty.”


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than a week before annual U.S.-Chinese diplomatic and economic talks, relations between the powers risked sharply deteriorating Saturday with an escaped Chinese activist reportedly under American protection and a U.S. fighter jet sale to Taiwan now being considered. Fellow activists say Chen Guangcheng, a blind lawyer who exposed forced abortions and sterilizations as part of China’s one-child policy, fled house arrest a week ago and has sought protection at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Neither the U.S. nor Chinese government has confirmed the reports, but the saga looks set to overshadow this coming week’s Strategic and Economic Dialogue in the Chinese capital. Secretary of State



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• HOCKEY: An informational meeting will be held for all interested new Troy High School hockey players and parents at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the THS cafeteria. Contact Sharon Morgan at for more information. • 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. • BASEBALL: The Troy Post 43 baseball team is holding the 2012 Golf Scramble at Cliffside Golf Course in Tipp City on May 12. Check in starts at noon. A shot gun start will take place at 1:00 p.m. The fee is $65 a person. Proceeds go to the support of Troy Post 43 baseball. To learn more, contact Frosty Brown at (937) 339-4383 or at (937) 474-9093.You can also contact Frosty via email at • PHYSICALS: The Newton Athletic Department has made plans to offer all student-athletes grades 6-11 the opportunity to receive their required annual physical for the 2012-2013 school year. Dr. Kent Booher will provide his services to conduct physicals beginning at 5:30 p.m. May 16 in the high school locker rooms. These physicals are good for the entire 2012-2013 school year. Please call 676-2002 to schedule an appointment and pick up the physical papers, which do require parental signature. The charge will be $15, and checks may be made payable to the Newton Athletic Dept. • SUBMIT-A-TIP: To submit an item to the Troy Daily News sports section, please contact Josh Brown at

Newton wins Champions Challenge Staff Reports


LOUDONVILLE — Even after playing late into the night on Friday, the Newton Indians looked the very definition of champions on Saturday. Which was just what they needed in a tournament full of champions. In a game that lasted 10 innings, Newton emerged with a 4-3 victory over Tallmadge Friday night to move a step closer to winning the Loudonville Champions Challenge. They then took the next two steps Saturday, shutting

down defending champion Hebron Lakewood 3-1 in the semifinal and Massillon Perry 2-1 in the title game to win the twoday tournament. “This is a major accomplishment for this team, to come and win this tournament,” Newton coach Kirk Kadel said. “The idea is to come and see some different teams, some really good teams, and see how we would react to some things. And I couldn’t be happier with the way we played.”

Against Tallmadge Friday, Marina Snipes was the catalyst at the plate for the Indians with a double and a triple, while Kirsten Burden fanned seven on the mound in 10 innings of work to get the win, setting up a rematch with Lakewood — the team that beat Newton 7-1 in last year’s title game. And on Saturday, defense was the order of the day. Burden only struck out two batters but only gave up two hits against Lakewood as the Indians dominated with defense. Fawn King hit a two-run single in a

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three-run fourth inning for Newton, and Burden added a 2for-4 day at the plate in the win. “We played very good defense. Kirsten did a nice job of hitting her locations and got a lot of ground ball outs,” Kadel said. It was more of the same against Perry, with Burden striking out only one and scattering seven hits — and the defense committing no errors behind her. Marina Snipes went 1 for 2 with an RBI and Taylor Steck was 1 for 3 with an RBI to give the Indians

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M-U solid at Kenny Beard Boys finish second, girls end in third Staff Reports Milton-Union fought through the hail and rain and storms — and an hour-long delay — to fare well at the Kenny Beard Invitational Saturday, with the boys taking second (150.5 points) and the girls third (120 points). The boys 4x200 relay of Jake Finfrock, Kain Smiley, Zach Pricer and Joe Thoele won (1:36.17), as did the 4x400 team of Finfrock, Smiley, Pricer and Logan Jackson (3:31.81). The 4x800 relay of Josh Booher, Sergei Brubaker, Jackson and Matt Howard was second (8:39.73). The 4x100 team of Skyler Deeter, Trey Eustache, Chris Bohse and Chase Marten was second (49.12 seconds). The boys 4x100 ironman team was second (52.59 seconds).

SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY Baseball Fairfield at Troy (7 p.m.)


MONDAY Baseball Troy at Piqua (5 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Kenton Ridge (5 p.m.) Newton at Milton-Union (5 p.m.) Miami East at Botkins (5 p.m.) Brookville at Bethel (5 p.m.) Troy Christian at Ponitz (5 p.m.) Bradford at Lehman (5 p.m.) Softball Troy at Piqua (5 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Kenton Ridge (5 p.m.) Newton at Milton-Union (5 p.m.) Bethel at Lehman (5 p.m.) Troy Christian at Emmanuel Christian (5 p.m.) Riverside at Bradford (5 p.m.) Tennis Troy at Springfield (4:30 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Spr. Shawnee (4:30 p.m.) Northmont at Milton-Union (4:30 p.m.) Piqua at Greenville (4:30 p.m.) Lehman at Alter (4:30 p.m.) Track and Field Bethel at Milton-Union quad (4:30 p.m.)

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Princeton beats Troy 4-1 in Cincy Princeton got the better of Troy Saturday at the OCTA Tournament in Cincinnati, winning by a count of 4-1. Troy’s Reid Wynkoop beat Princeton’s Matt Arroyo in a close match, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 10-2 at second singles for the Trojans’ lone win. See Page A9.

Dragons Lair BELOIT, WI. — A seven-run second inning was all the Dayton Dragons needed on Saturday, as the team held on for a 7-3 victory over Beloit. Juan Silva went 3 for 4 with a run and two RBIs. Daniel Tuttle was the winning pitcher.


Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday in Cincinnati.

What good teams do Cueto, Bruce spark Reds to 6-0 win over Astros CINCINNATI (AP) — Jay Bruce called it a total team effort. Still, his contribution was too great to be ignored. Bruce homered for the third consecutive game, drove in four runs and turned in one of Cincinnati’s four sterling defensive plays to back Johnny Cueto’s solid effort as the Reds beat the Houston Astros, 6-0 on Saturday. “That’s what good teams do,” said Bruce, who had a two-run homer, a two-run double and caught Jordan Schafer off first

base for a double play after catching Jose Altuve’s flyball, ending the fifth inning. “They execute. Johnny pitched great, the defense was awesome and we hit when we needed to,” Bruce said. “It was perfect.” Brandon Phillips added two hits for the Reds, who’d lost two straight after winning the first two games of their current 10day, nine-game homestand. Cueto (3-0) wasn’t dominant, allowing five hits and a walk while hitting a batter and strik-

ing out just three over seven innings. But he was able to make enough quality pitches to keep in check an Astros team that hit .301 over the first four games of their six-game road trip. Manager Dusty Baker expects no less from Cueto. “He competes,” Baker said. “This guy comes to beat you.” Cueto had just enough to keep Houston in line, left fielder J.D. Martinez said. “He was picky,” Martinez

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Jake Finfrock won the 400 (51.8 seconds). Brubaker won the 3,200 (10:11.63). Tyler Hunt won the 110 hurdles (17.33 seconds) and was fourth in the 400 hurdles (1:07.93). Jackson was second in the 1,600 (4:42.63). Booher was second in the 800 (2:11.5). Chris McGrath was second in the long jump (18-10.5). Pricer was third in the 200 (24.27 seconds). Matt Ward was third in the discus (118-11). Nick Fields was third in the shot put (42-11). Josh Newman was fourth in the high jump (5-6). Austin Dickison was fourth in the pole vault (10-6). The 4x800 relay of Jessica Albaugh, Michaela Bates, Michaela Litton and Cassie Schieltz was second (10:44.09). The 4x200 relay of Albaugh, Shelby Brumbaugh, Rachel Paden and Kasey Jackson was third (1:58.09), as was the 4x100 team of Jackson, Paden, Kinsey Douglas and Laynie Hildebrand (56.72 seconds) and the 4x400 team of Schieltz, Albaugh, Bates and Jackson (4:37.42). The girls 4x100 ironwoman team won (1:04.43). Cate Busse won the shot put

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■ National Football League

‘Boom’ go the Bengals RB Herron, WR Sanu drafted by Cincy CINCINNATI (AP) — Yes, Mohamed Sanu made it to Cincinnati. No kidding. And, in a way, the receiver’s heartbreak after a first-round prank led to an upbeat ending. The Bengals took him in the third round and brought him to town on Saturday to get acquainted with the coaching staff that reached out to him a day earlier with a little encouragement over one of his toughest moments. “It’s turned into a positive,” Sanu said, wearing a black Bengals polo shirt. For a few minutes on Thursday night, it was tough to see anything

positive about his draft experience. When the Bengals got ready to make the 27th selection in the first round, Sanu’s phone rang. Someone pretending to be a Bengals representative told him he’d been taken by Cincinnati in the first round! It was quite a moment. Nobody had projected him as a first-round pick. His family celebrated. Then, Commissioner Roger Goodell went to the podium in New York and announced that the Bengals had AP PHOTO taken … Wisconsin guard Kevin Cincinnati Bengals third round NFL draft pick Zeitler. Mohamed Sanu of Rutgers listens to a question during “We were all in shock,” Sanu said.

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Roundup ■ CONTINUED FROM A7 all they ended up needing. And the Indians recorded a 6-4-3 double play to end the game, putting an exclamation point on the victory. “The defense was just stellar,” Kadel said. “Turning that double play to end the game was a neat touch. The day was really all about defense for us. We played tremendous defense all weekend.” The tournament is only open to current or past state champions. Tallmadge is a seven-time state champion, Lakewood a three-time champ — winning it from 2008-10 — and both Newton and Perry won state titles in 2010. Now the Indians’ thoughts turn to a different kind of championship — the Cross County Conference. They take on Milton-Union in a tough non-league matchup Monday before facing

Covington Tuesday and Saturday. Miami East Thursday — two “They are the defending games that will decide the Division II champs,” CCC champion. Tippecanoe coach Charles New000 000 210 1 — 4 14 2 Tackett said. “The score didn’t Tall..001 000 110 0 — 3 8 1 indicate how we played. I K. Burden and L. Burden. Schertzinzer and Stack. WP — K. thought we played pretty Burden. LP — Schertzinzer. 2B — good defense throughout. We L. Burden (N), Snipes (N), Litle (T), had those four errors that led Phillips (T). 3B — Snipes (N). to some runs. Records: Newton 17-3. “They have a girl that’s New .....000 300 0 — 3 9 1 going to play at Tennessee,” LWood.000 000 1 — 1 2 0 K. Burden and L. Burden. WP Tackett added. “They have a — K. Burden. Records: Newton girl that’s going to play at 18-3. Miami. They have a lot of talNew ........100 010 0 — 2 4 0 ent. They were rated No. 2 in Perry......100 000 0 — 1 7 0 the state as of last week, but I K. Burden and L. Burden. WP — K. Burden. Records: Newton think they should be No. 1. I feel like we played with them, 19-3. and if we can play with them, Poland 9, then we can play with anyTipp 2 KEYSTONE — Playing body.” CC Alvarez had a hit, two against the defending Division II state champion runs and two stolen bases, Poland Seminary, Tippecanoe Alex Dawes added a hit and an RBI and Cassie Gingerich stood its ground. But in the end, Poland was had two hits. Bri Eichbaum able to capitalize on four took the loss on the hill for Tippecanoe errors to come Tipp, which falls to 15-5 on away with a 9-2 victory the season.

The Red Devils play at Kenton Ridge on Monday in a battle that could determine the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division title. Poland301 020 3 — 9 14 0 Tipp ......100 010 0 — 2 5 4 Eichbaum and Kostyal. Modic and Testa. WP — Modic. LP — Eichbaum. Records: Tipp 15-5.

• Baseball Tipp 18, OL 7; Tipp 13, BW 10 POWELL — Wet, windy, wild … but mostly, cold. No matter how sloppy the conditions — and the baseball — was, though, Tippecanoe pounded its was through it all. The Red Devils (15-6) swept a pair of games to win a four-team tournament hosted by Olentangy Liberty Saturday, pounding out a combined 26 hits while knocking off Olentangy Liberty 18-7 and Big Walnut 13-10. “It was a tough day to


pitch and a tough day to play defense. Everything was wet,” Tippecanoe coach Bruce Cahill said. “But I was pretty happy with how we played. “We had 26 hits on the day. I’ll take that anytime in a doubleheader. That’s what we need to do on offense — start taking it to people.” Austin Hadden was 4 for 5 with two doubles and three RBIs in the opener, Ben Hughes was 2 for 3 with a double, Cameron Johnson — who was the winning pitcher — tripled and had three RBIs, B.J. Donathan was 2 for 4 with a double, Kyle Peura was 2 for 3 with a double and Cole Quillen had three RBIs. Donathan continued his big day against Big Walnut, going 3 for 4 with two RBIs, Brad Bruns was 3 for 3 with two RBIs, Johnson was 2 for 4, Steven Calhoun was 2 for 3 and Hughes had two RBIs. Quillen got the win with six innings of work, and

Carter Langdon pitched the seventh for a save. “Big Walnut is in the top 10 in the state in Division II. These were both good wins for us,” Cahill said. “We hit the ball extremely well.” Tippecanoe now faces a key two-game series against Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division rival Kenton Ridge, playing on the road Monday and at home Tuesday. The Devils, at 10-2, hold a slim lead over Bellefontaine in the standing heading into the regular season’s final week. Tipp ....312 006 6 — 18 12 1 OL..........000 205 0 — 7 14 5 Johnson, Blair (6), Langdon (7) and Donathan. WP — Johnson. 2B — Hadden 2 (T), Hughes (T), Donathan (T), Peura (T). 3B — Johnson (T). Records: Tippecanoe 14-6, Olentangy Liberty 8-11. BW .........400 140 1 — 10 6 4 Tipp ....501 151 x — 13 14 3 Quillen, Langdon (7) and Donathan. WP — Quillen. SV — Langdon. Records: Big Walnut 167, Tippecanoe 15-6.

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Power drought continues Cleveland bats struggle in 2-1 loss to Angels CLEVELAND (AP) — The power has gone out at Progressive Field. And the Cleveland Indians were in the dark once again Saturday in a 21 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The Indians’ streak without a home run reached 10 games in their latest defeat. Cleveland hasn’t hit a homer in 10 games, its longest streak in nearly 30 years. To break it down even further, the Indians haven’t homered in 93 innings and 334 at-bats. Cleveland hit a home run in its first nine games of the season, but no Indians batter has homered since Carlos Santana’s three-run blast in the fifth inning against Seattle on April 17. “That’s how the game goes,” said manager Manny Acta. “It evens out. We’re going to hit another one, believe me. When you have such a long season, everything comes in cycles.” Cleveland went 14 games without a homer from April 10-22, 1983. The Indians’ last home run at home was by Shelley Duncan in the seventh inning against Chicago on April 11. The Indians were no match for Angels right-hander Dan Haren, who allowed one run in eight innings. Haren (1-1) gave up four hits, struck out seven and walked two. Cleveland’s only run came on Jack Hannahan’s twoout RBI single in the fourth. “He does what he always does,” leadoff hitter Michael Brantley said of Haren. “He keeps you offbalance. He throws all his pitches for strikes. He throws what looks like a good strike and it ends up as a ball. He’s a good pitcher.” Haren has won his last three decisions against the Indians and is 4-2 in 11 career starts versus Cleveland. “We couldn’t do anything against Haren,” Acta said. “He’s a guy if you don’t get him early, once he gets in a rhythm he’s very tough. We have struggled against him for a while


New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stops a shot on the goal during the first period of Game 1 in the second round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs against the Washington Capitals Saturday in New York.

New York hands Capitals 3-1 loss


Cleveland Indians’ Jason Kipnis bobbles the ball hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Erick Aybar in the fourth inning in a baseball game on Saturday in Cleveland. Kipnis was called for an error and Aybar was safe at first base. now.” Scott Downs worked a perfect ninth for his first save. Cleveland’s offense matched the elements. The game was delayed at the start by a cold drizzle for 147 minutes and an announced crowd of 11,316 braved temperatures in the low 40s. The lack of offense ruined a strong outing by Jeanmar Gomez, who was making his first start since serving a five-game suspension for hitting a batter on April 14. Gomez (1-1) struck out a career-high seven over six innings. The right-hander gave up five hits, two runs and two walks. “Gomez did a fantastic job,” Acta said. “He pitched

ahead the whole day and was able to throw his slider at will for strikes. He went toe-to-toe with Haren and gave us an opportunity.” In the Angels’ first inning, Howie Kendrick drew a one-out walk, took third on Albert Pujols’ single and scored on a single by Kendrys Morales that bounced just beyond the reach of two infielders for a 1-0 lead. Torii Hunter hit a solo homer in the fourth for Los Angeles, which snapped a five-game losing streak. Pujols went 1 for 4, but still hasn’t gone deep in an Angels uniform, a streak of 21 games and 84 at-bats. He has not connected since Sept. 22, an overall stretch of 113 at-bats, and remains stuck at 445 career homers.

“(Gomez) pitched a strong game for them and then we didn’t have any good looks against their bullpen,” said Angels manager Mike Scioscia. “It was a well-pitched game by both teams.” The Indians squeaked out a 3-2 win Friday night, but were held scoreless over six innings against Jered Weaver. “You’ve got to give it to those guys that we’ve been seeing,” Acta said. “Back-toback guys who are probably No. 1 (starters) on any other team. To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. You can’t be expecting to always be beating the No. 4 and No. 5 on the other clubs. That’s how you get better and prepare yourself for taking the next step.”

ground. Cozart also went a long way to reach into the stands and snatch pinch-hitter Brian Bixler’s foul popup leading off the eighth inning. “We had great defense today,” Cueto said. “They helped me a lot.” Houston center fielder Shafer singled in the fifth to extend to 21 his streak of consecutive games reaching base to start the season, the longest by an Astro since

Ricky Gutierrez had a 23game streak in 1998. The club record is 25 by Denis Menke in 1969. The Reds roughed up Houston starter Lucas Harrell (1-2), who allowed nine hits and six runs five earned with one walk and one strikeout in six innings. The Reds wasted no time gaining an edge on Harrell. Joey Votto doubled into the left field corner with two outs in the first inning, and

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Kreider is six games into his NHL career and days shy of his 21st birthday. And yet the Stanley Cup playoffs are anything but overwhelming for the newest New York Rangers forward who has quickly become a hit on Broadway. Kreider scored the goahead goal and then set up Brad Richards’ insurance tally 90 seconds later in the third period to lift New York to a 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday in the opening game of the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Kreider, who earlier this month helped Boston College win the NCAA championship, scored the second goal of his NHL career and these playoffs and he did it at the perfect time to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead 7:00 into the third. Both Kreider’s goals have been playoff gamewinners. He also had the deciding marker in New York’s Game 6 victory at

Ottawa when the Rangers played the first of two elimination potential games in the first round. Kings 3, Blues 1 ST. LOUIS — Matt Greene scored shorthanded late in the second period for the lead and Jonathan Quick was strong in net throughout as the Los Angeles Kings beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 in the opener of a Western Conference semifinal series on Saturday night. Slava Voynov scored for his first point of the postseason and Dustin Penner added an emptynetter for the Kings, who were 3-0 on the road while taking down the President’s Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks in five games in the first round. Los Angeles is the eighth seed in the conference but won the season series 3-1. David Perron opened the scoring on a deflection in the first period for the Blues, the No. 2 seed in the West and the top remaining seed in the conference.

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Bulldogs ■ CONTINUED FROM A7 (30-7.75). Brooke Brown won the pole vault (7-0). Douglas was second in the long jump (15-4), while Jackson was fourth (13-8). Litton was third in

the 800 (2:49.4). Brumbaugh was third in the 200 (28.82 seconds). Paden was fourth in the 100 (13.83 seconds). Douglas was also fourth in the high jump (4-2).

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Reds ■ CONTINUED FROM A7 said. “His fastball was moving and he was spotting up the majority of his pitches. I saw him pretty well, but he’s got that runner or cutter that moves.” Cueto survived a 24pitch first inning in which the Astros loaded the bases before Matt Downs flied out to Bruce. Logan Ondrusek pitched a perfect eighth inning and

Aroldis Chapman allowed two walks and a hit to load the bases in the ninth before striking out Chris Snyder to complete Cincinnati’s second shutout of the season and Houston’s second shutout loss. Besides Bruce’s doubleplay assist, shortstop Zack Cozart and third baseman Scott Rolen both turned potential infield hits into outs by throwing out runners at first while on the

Phillips followed with a line drive triple to center field that fooled Schafer and glanced off his glove, rolling to the wall. After Bruce walked, Rolen grounded an RBI single through the hole into right field. They doubled the lead in the third, which Cozart started with a single to center. Second baseman Altuve couldn’t handle Votto’s line drive and was charged with an error, and both runners

scored on Bruce’s oppositefield double into the left field corner, where it squarely hit the yellow foul line painted on the green wall. Bruce pushed the lead to 6-0 in the fifth, following Phillips’ one-out single with his third home run in three games and sixth of the season, a 417-foot shot into the right-field seats on Harrell’s first pitch. He fell one RBI short of matching his career high for a game.



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Cleveland Browns expect big things after draft BEREA, Ohio (AP) — From the outset, the Cleveland Browns were decisive and daring in this year’s NFL draft. They had to get this one right a must-win. Convinced they couldn’t risk waiting for the players they wanted, the Browns wasted little time in selecting Alabama running back Trent Richardson and

Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden, two potential franchise-changing players, in the first round and then spent the next two days addressing other needs. They got deeper. The got faster. They got tougher. And, the Browns, who went 4-12 last season in the NFL’s toughest division, believe they got better, sig-

nificantly better. “We’d all like to see a big jump this year, that’s our hope,” president Mike Holmgren said. “We think that’s possible. That’s reasonable.” Cleveland concluded three days of selections on Saturday by taking seven more players, including Travis Benjamin, a speedburning wide receiver from

Miami who will stretch defenses and allow Weeden to air out that high-powered arm that made the Browns fall in love with him. In all, the Browns selected six offensive players and five on defense. None of them, though, are as important as Weeden, the 28-year-old QB and former minor league baseball pitcher the Browns hope

can end years of failure at the game’s most vital position. “The quarterback play is so important to any team,” Holmgren said. “And really in this business, your team is probably as good as how your quarterback plays and the play of that position.” The Browns were desperate to fix their quarterback conundrum, so much

so that Holmgren revealed that he spoke to the Indianapolis Colts at the scouting combine about a trade for Andrew Luck, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft. Cleveland also pursued a trade to move up and get Robert Griffin III, but was outbid by Washington, which selected the Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor behind Luck.

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Rose out for season

Troy loses to Princeton, 4-1

Bulls star tears ACL in 103-91 win over 76ers CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose crumbled to the floor, clutching his left knee. His season is over and the Bulls’ title hopes just might be finished, too. Rose will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee late in Chicago’s 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Saturday’s playoff opener, casting big cloud over a team eyeing a championship run. He scored 23 points and was playing more like the league’s reigning MVP after missing 27 games because of injuries during the regular season, but his injuryplagued season came to an end as the Bulls were wrapping up an impressive victory. Rose crumbled to the ground after he drove the lane with about 1:20 left and the Bulls leading by 12. He was going for a layup when he came to a jumpstop and seemed to change his mind as the 76ers’ Spencer Hawes and Lavoy Allen rotated over, passing off to a teammate before an awkward landing. Team medical personnel immediately rushed out and tended to Rose for several minutes as he was writhing in pain near the baseline before helping him to the locker room. Rose was taken to the hospital, and the results of the MRI were not good. Whether Rose should have been in the game at that point figures to be debated for a long time around Chicago. He checked back in with just under eight minutes left and the lead got as high as 20 shortly after that before the Sixers chipped away at it. With Philadelphia making a push, coach Tom Thibodeau decided to stay with Rose. “I don’t work backward like you guys do,” Thibodeau said. “The score was going the other way.” Veteran guard Richard Hamilton defended the decision, saying, “Philly was making a run. In playoff basketball, you never want to give a team confidence. … When you have a team down, you have to try to keep them down. They made a little run so we needed guys that could put

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CINCINNATI — Princeton got the better of Troy Saturday at the OCTA Tournament in Cincinnati, winning by a count of 4-1. Troy’s Reid Wynkoop beat Princeton’s Matt Arroyo in a close match, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 10-2 at second singles for the Trojans’ lone win. first singles, At Conner Nagel defeated Luke Oaks by a count of 6-1, 6-0. Brian Hazer defeated Sean Cothran 76 (1), 4-6, 10-8 in the third singles matchup. first doubles, At Princeton’s team of Jake Bent and Mike Roy were 6-2, 6-3 winners over Chris Schmitt and Ben Thompson. Troy’s Matt

Alexander and Ian Stutz were taken down by Henry Breidenbach and Sam Fickle at second doubles, 6-3, 6-1. “It was fun to get into the team tournament this year, getting to play three Cincinnati teams, and making it to the quarterfinal round,” Troy coach Mark Goldner said. “Reid Wynkoop played a solid match at second singles to earn our only win. Sean Cothran had a great match at third singles, but just came up short, losing 10-8 in the super tiebreaker.” Troy’s record is now 13-5. The Trojans return to action on Monday, travto take on eling Springfield.

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NFL could have 4 rookie QBs start in 2012 AP PHOTO

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is assisted off the court after injuring his leg in the fourth quarter of Game 1 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers Sunday in Chicago. the ball in the basket.” Sixers coach Doug Collins also had Thibodeau’s back. “He knows what he’s doing coaching his team,” Collins said. “Thibs is my buddy. I have the ultimate respect for him. From his standpoint he wanted to finish that game for what he did. It’s awful that Derrick got hurt.” Losing Rose is obviously a huge blow for a team that made the conference finals last year and captured the top overall seed for the second straight season. He was finally performing more like the reigning MVP after being out of the lineup so often during the regular season with various injuries and mostly struggling the few times he did play late in the regular season. Heat 100, Knicks 67 MIAMI — LeBron James took the fourth quarter off. And Miami’s postseason got off to a flying start.

James scored 32 points after shooting 10 for 14 from the field, Dwyane Wade added 19 points in his first game back after dislocating his left index finger and the Heat rode the strength of a 32-2 run to easily beat the New York Knicks 100-67 in Game 1 of the teams’ Eastern Conference firstround series on Saturday. It was physical, it was heated and it was one-sided, too. Mario Chalmers added 11 points and nine assists for Miami, which turned 27 New York turnovers into a franchise playoff-record 38 points. The Knicks were called for 21 fouls in the first half, Miami enjoying a 28-5 advantage in free throws attempted in the first 24 minutes alone, and center Tyson Chandler sent James flying with what was called a flagrant foul as the Heat were blowing the game open in the first half. Magic 81, Pacers 77 INDIANAPOLIS —

Don’t count the Orlando Magic out just yet. Jason Richardson and Jameer Nelson scored 17 points apiece to help sixthseeded Orlando, playing without Dwight Howard, surprise the third-seeded Indiana Pacers 81-77 in Game 1 of the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series on Saturday night. Howard, the Magic’s leading scorer and the league’s top rebounder, will miss the rest of the season after having back surgery. The Magic played defense Howard would have been proud of down the stretch, overcoming a seven-point deficit by holding the Pacers scoreless for the final 4:05. David West scored 19 points, Danny Granger added 17 and Roy Hibbert had eight points, 13 rebounds and nine blocks for the Pacers. Granger traveled with 7.5 seconds left and the Pacers trailing by three. Game 2 will be Monday night in Indianapolis.

12-1 finish as a junior and a sixth straight Big Ten title. The scandal broke a month before the Buckeyes beat Arkansas 31-26 in the Sugar Bowl. Herron wound up suspended for the first six games last season. He was concerned that his involvement would hurt him in the NFL draft. “I wasn’t sure,” he said. “I knew it was going to be a learning process for me. I learned from my mistakes. It’s made me a better person. “The questions always came up about it. I answered the questions honestly. Teams definitely wanted to know about it. Obviously they were concerned. They wanted to know what really happened. All I could do was to

be honest about everything.” The Bengals let running back Cedric Benson leave as a free agent after last season and signed free agent BenJarvus GreenEllis from New England. Down to their last pick, they decided to give Herron a chance to win a supporting role. “He’s a guy who’s had a productive career at Ohio State,” coach Marvin Lewis said. “We’re really excited to add him to our stable of guys and let him come in here and compete with our guys, and can he make the football team by playing on special teams, by being a runner, by being a receiver.” While the Bengals shied away from Buckeyes over the years, they became fond

NEW YORK (AP) — Cam Newton and Andy Dalton were the only rookie quarterbacks to start every game last season. This year, four rookies have a chance to do the same thing. Start with Andrew Luck for Indianapolis and Robert Griffin III for Washington, toss in Ryan Tannehill for Miami and Brandon Weeden for Cleveland, and you’ve got a quartet of QBs drafted with immediate starter potential. Dating back to 1950, it would be the first time four rookie quarterbacks start their team’s first game, according to STATS LLC. “Quarterbacks are learning earlier, learning faster, and they’ve gotten so much better over the years,” says NFL draft consultant Gil Brandt, the former Dallas Cowboys general manager. And, of course, NFL teams covet franchise quarterbacks and will do just about anything to lock one up for a decade or so. Luck and RGIII appear

to fit the bill. Luck was the No.1 pick in this NFL draft Thursday night, and Colts owner Jim Irsay envisions the Stanford star following in the footsteps of fourtime NFL MVP Peyton Manning, now with Denver. “I think it is really fortunate that we get to put the piece in place now and build around the franchise quarterback,” Irsay said. The Redskins gave up three first-round picks and a second-rounder to have Heisman Trophy-winning Griffin replace the wildly inconsistent Rex Grossman. Tannehill was the No. 8 overall pick by the Dolphins, who have gone through 16 starting quarterbacks since Dan Marino retired in 1999. It sure seems like a good match because his coach at Texas A&M, Mike Sherman, is Miami’s offensive coordinator under new coach Joe Philbin. Even though he started only 19 games in college, the wide receiverturned-QB wasn’t picked to sit behind Matt Moore or anyone else.

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Bengals ■ CONTINUED FROM A7 “We didn’t know what happened.” Sanu’s agent made a call and found out that Sanu had been the victim of a prank by someone with no ties to the Bengals. When the Bengals heard what had happened, they called Sanu the next day to offer encouragement. A few hours later, they decided to pick him. The nasty prank has produced benefits. Instead of being just another thirdround pick, Sanu got a lot of national attention for what happened to him and how it all ended rather appropriately. “At first, I was little heartbroken,” Sanu said on Saturday. “After I looked at it, I’m just thankful now to

be in Cincinnati and ready to get everything going.” In addition to welcoming more newcomers to Paul Brown Stadium, the Bengals took five more players on Saturday, including Ohio State running back Dan “Boom” Herron with their final pick in the sixth round. That broke a long streak of the Bengals passing up Buckeyes in the draft the last ones taken were defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson and fullback Jeff Cothran in 1994. Herron was one of five players implicated in the tattoo-parlor scandal at Ohio State that led to coach Jim Tressel’s forced resignation and NCAA sanctions. The 5-foot-10 running back led the Buckeyes to a

of Georgia Bulldogs. They took Georgia tight end Orson Charles in the fourth round, giving themselves a complement to Jermaine Gresham at the position. He’s the fourth player from Georgia drafted by the Bengals in the last three years. Charles is known for his strength he set a combine record for a tight end by bench pressing 225 pounds 35 times. There was a concern when he was arrested for drunken driving in Athens, Ga., last month. Police said he was stopped at 3 a.m., failed part of a field sobriety test and had a blood alcohol level of .095, above the state’s legal limit of .08. Several NFL teams asked him about it before the draft.

“They wanted to know what happened,” Charles said. “I told them it was a one-time event that will never happen again. It was one of the worst things in my life. It was hard to explain to my little (11year-old) brother what I did and to tell my mother how sorry I was.” Overall, the Bengals took Alabama cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and Zeitler in the first round, Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still in the second, Sanu and Clemson defensive tackle Brandon Thompson in the third, and Charles in the fourth. They had three picks in the fifth round: Iowa cornerback Shaun Prater, California receiver Marvin Jones and Boise State George Iloka.



Sunday, April 29, 2012

BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Tampa Bay 13 7 .650 13 8 .619 Baltimore 11 9 .550 New York 11 10 .524 Toronto 10 10 .500 Boston Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 10 9 .526 11 10 .524 Detroit 10 11 .476 Chicago 6 14 .300 Kansas City 5 15 .250 Minnesota West Division W L Pct Texas 15 5 .750 Oakland 11 11 .500 11 11 .500 Seattle 7 14 .333 Los Angeles NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Washington 14 6 .700 Atlanta 13 8 .619 11 9 .550 New York 10 11 .476 Philadelphia 8 12 .400 Miami Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 14 7 .667 Cincinnati 10 11 .476 Pittsburgh 9 11 .450 9 12 .429 Milwaukee 8 13 .381 Houston 7 14 .333 Chicago West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 14 6 .700 Colorado 10 9 .526 San Francisco 10 10 .500 10 11 .476 Arizona 7 14 .333 San Diego

Scores GB WCGB — — ½ — 2 1½ 2½ 2 3 2½

L10 8-2 6-4 6-4 5-5 6-4

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

GB WCGB — — — 2 1 3 4½ 6½ 5½ 7½

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

Str Home Away L-1 3-7 7-2 W-1 6-7 5-3 L-5 3-7 7-4 W-3 0-10 6-4 L-6 2-8 3-7

GB WCGB — — 5 2½ 5 2½ 8½ 6

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

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

GB WCGB — — 1½ — 3 1½ 4½ 3 6 4½

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

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

GB WCGB — — 4 3 4½ 3½ 5 4 6 5 7 6

L10 6-4 6-4 6-4 4-6 4-6 4-6

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

GB WCGB — — 3½ 2 4 2½ 4½ 3 7½ 6

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

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

AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Detroit 6 Cleveland 3, L.A. Angels 2 Oakland 5, Baltimore 2 Seattle 9, Toronto 5, 10 innings Tampa Bay 8, Texas 4 Boston 10, Chicago White Sox 3 Kansas City 7, Minnesota 6 Saturday's Games L.A. Angels 2, Cleveland 1 Kansas City at Minnesota, ppd., rain Detroit 7, N.Y. Yankees 5 Toronto 7, Seattle 0 Baltimore 10, Oakland 1 Boston 1, Chicago White Sox 0 Tampa Bay at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Detroit (Scherzer 1-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 2-0), 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 0-4) at Cleveland (D.Lowe 3-1), 1:05 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 3-1) at Toronto (H.Alvarez 0-2), 1:07 p.m. Oakland (Colon 3-2) at Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 2-1), 1:35 p.m. Boston (Beckett 2-2) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 1-3), 2:10 p.m. Kansas City (B.Chen 0-2) at Minnesota (Marquis 1-0), 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 3-1) at Texas (D.Holland 2-1), 8:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games Chicago Cubs 5, Philadelphia 1 Arizona 5, Miami 0 Houston 6, Cincinnati 4 Atlanta 6, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 13, Milwaukee 1 Colorado 18, N.Y. Mets 9 L.A. Dodgers 3, Washington 2 San Diego 5, San Francisco 3 Saturday's Games St. Louis 7, Milwaukee 3 Cincinnati 6, Houston 0 Philadelphia 5, Chicago Cubs 2 Miami 3, Arizona 2 Pittsburgh 4, Atlanta 2 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 (Miley 2-0) at Miami (Jo.Johnson 0-2), 1:10 p.m. Houston (Lyles 0-0) at Cincinnati (Latos 1-2), 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Garza 1-1) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 0-1), 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Correia 1-0) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 0-0), 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Greinke 2-1) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 2-0), 2:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 0-2) at Colorado (Moyer 1-2), 3:10 p.m. San Diego (Richard 1-2) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 3-1), 4:05 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 2-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 2-0), 4:10 p.m. Saturday's Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Los Angeles .100 100 000—2 5 0 Cleveland . . .000 100 000—1 4 1 Haren, S.Downs (9) and Bo.Wilson; J.Gomez, J.Smith (7), Hagadone (9) and C.Santana. W_Haren 1-1. L_J.Gomez 1-1. Sv_S.Downs (1). HRs_Los Angeles, Tor.Hunter (2). Detroit . . . . . .330 000 010—7 7 0 NewYork . . . .100 000 103—5 6 0 Smyly, Coke (7), Dotel (8), Valverde (9) and Avila; F.Garcia, Rapada (2), Phelps (4), Eppley (7) and Martin. W_Smyly 1-0. L_F.Garcia 0-2. HRs_Detroit, Dirks (1), Mi.Cabrera (7). New York, Swisher 2 (6), Granderson (7). Seattle . . . . . .000 000 000—0 6 1 Toronto . . . . .003 000 04x—7 10 1 Millwood, Iwakuma (8) and Olivo; Morrow, Frasor (7), Oliver (8), Villanueva (9) and Arencibia. W_Morrow 2-1. L_Millwood 0-2. HRs_Toronto, Encarnacion (6). Oakland . . . .000 001 000— 1 7 1 Baltimore . . .051 03010x—10 14 0 T.Ross, Blevins (5), Figueroa (6), J.Miller (7) and K.Suzuki, Recker; W.Chen, Ayala (8) and R.Paulino. W_W.Chen 2-0. L_T.Ross 1-1. HRs_Oakland, J.Gomes (4). Baltimore, C.Davis (4). Boston . . . . .000 100 000—1 4 0 Chicago . . . .000 000 000—0 6 0 Lester, F.Morales (8), Padilla (8), Aceves (9) and Saltalamacchia; Peavy and Flowers. W_Lester 1-2. L_Peavy 31. Sv_Aceves (5). NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee . .000 111 000—3 7 1 St. Louis . . . .002 102 02x—7 10 0 Estrada, Loe (7), Veras (8) and Kottaras; Lohse, V.Marte (7), Boggs (8), Motte (9) and Y.Molina. W_Lohse 4-0. L_Estrada 0-1. HRs_Milwaukee, Ar.Ramirez (2), Ale.Gonzalez (4). St.

Louis, Freese (5), Y.Molina (4). Houston . . . .000 000 000—0 6 1 Cincinnati . . .202 020 00x—6 9 0 Harrell, W.Wright (7), Lyon (8) and C.Snyder; Cueto, Ondrusek (8), Chapman (9) and Hanigan. W_Cueto 3-0. L_Harrell 1-2. HRs_Cincinnati, Bruce (6). Chicago . . . .100 000 010—2 8 0 Philadelphia .000 401 00x—5 6 0 R.Wells, Bowden (4), Camp (7), Maine (8) and W.Castillo; Blanton, Qualls (8), Papelbon (9) and Ruiz. W_Blanton 2-3. L_R.Wells 0-1. Sv_Papelbon (7). HRs_Philadelphia, Ruiz (3). Arizona . . . . .200 000 000—2 3 0 Miami . . . . . . .000 000 111—3 10 0 I.Kennedy, Shaw (7), D.Hernandez (8), Ziegler (9) and M.Montero; A.Sanchez, Choate (8), Cishek (9) and Hayes. W_Cishek 2-0. L_Ziegler 0-1. HRs_Miami, Morrison (2). Pittsburgh . . .120 010 000—4 9 1 Atlanta . . . . . .001 001 000—2 8 0 Bedard, Resop (6), J.Cruz (7), Grilli (8), Hanrahan (9) and Barajas; Delgado, L.Hernandez (5), C.Martinez (7) and D.Ross. W_Bedard 1-4. L_Delgado 2-2. Sv_Hanrahan (4).

FOOTBALL 2012 NFL Draft Selections At New York Saturday (x-compensatory selection) Fourth Round 96. St. Louis, Chris Givens, wr, Wake Forest. 97. Miami (from Indianapolis through San Francisco), Lamar Miller, rb, Miami. 98. Baltimore (from Minnesota), Gino Gradkowski, g, Delaware. 99. Houston (from Tampa Bay through Philadelphia), Ben Jones, c, Georgia. 100. Cleveland, Travis Benjamin, wr, Miami. 101. Denver (from Jacksonville through Tampa Bay), Omar Bolden, db, Arizona State. 102. Washington, Kirk Cousins, qb, Michigan State. 103. Carolina (from Miami through San Francisco), Frank Alexander, de, Oklahoma. 104. Carolina, Joe Adams, wr, Arkansas. 105. Buffalo, Nigel Bradham, lb, Florida State. 106. Seattle, Robert Turbin, rb, Utah State. 107. Kansas City, Devon Wylie, wr, Fresno State. 108. Denver (from N.Y. Jets), Philip Blake, c, Baylor. 109. Pittsburgh (from Oakland through Washington), Alameda Ta'amu, dt, Washington. 110. San Diego, Ladarius Green, te, Louisiana-Lafayette. 111. Chicago, Evan Rodriguez, te, Temple. 112. Arizona, Bobby Massie, ot, Mississippi. 113. Dallas, Kyle Wilber, de, Wake Forest. 114. Seattle (from Philadelphia), Jaye Howard, dt, Florida. 115. Tennessee, Coty Sensabaugh, db, Clemson. 116. Cincinnati, Orson Charles, te, Georgia. 117. San Francisco (from Detroit), Joe Looney, g, Wake Forest. 118. Minnesota (from Atlanta through Cleveland), Jarius Wright, wr, Arkansas. 119. Washington (from Pittsburgh), Keenan Robinson, lb, Texas. 120. Cleveland (from Denver), James-Michael Johnson, lb, Nevada. 121. Houston, Keshawn Martin, wr, Michigan State. 122. New Orleans, Nick Toon, wr, Wisconsin. 123. Philadelphia (from Green Bay), Brandon Boykin, db, Georgia. 124. Buffalo (from Baltimore), Ron Brooks, db, LSU. 125. Detroit (from San Francisco), Ronnell Lewis, de, Oklahoma. 126. Houston (from New England through Denver and Tampa Bay), Jared Crick, de, Nebraska. 127. N.Y. Giants, Andrien Robinson, te, Cincinnati. 128. x-Minnesota, Rhett Ellison, te, Southern Cal. 129. x-Oakland, Miles Burris, lb, San Diego State. 130. x-Baltimore, Christian Thompson, db, South Carolina State. 131. x-N.Y. Giants, Brandon Mosley, ot, Auburn. 132. x-Green Bay, Mike Daniels, de, Iowa. 133. x-Green Bay, Jerron McMillian, db, Maine.


SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 11 a.m. NBCSN — IRL, IndyCar, Sao Paulo Indy 300, at Sao Paulo 1 p.m. SPEED — Rolex Sports Car Series, Grand Prix of Miami, at Homestead, Fla. 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, Spring Nationals, at Baytown, Texas (same-day tape) COLLEGE BASEBALL 2 p.m. ESPN2 — Georgia at LSU 3:30 p.m. ESPN — Arkansas at Florida CYCLING 10 p.m. NBCSN — Tour de Romandie, final stage, at Crans-Montana, Switzerland (same-day tape) EQUESTRIAN 2 p.m. NBC — Rolex Championships, at Lexington, Ky. GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Ballantine's Championship, final round, at Seoul, South Korea (sameday tape) 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Zurich Classic, final round, at New Orleans 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Zurich Classic, final round, at New Orleans TGC — LPGA, Mobile Bay Classic, final round, at Prattville, Ala. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. FSN — Houston at Cincinnati TBS — Detroit at N.Y. Yankees 1:30 p.m. WGN — Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia 8 p.m. ESPN — Tampa Bay at Texas MOTORSPORTS 8 a.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, Spanish Grand Prix, at Jerez de la Frontera, Spain Noon SPEED — MotoGP Moto2, Spanish Grand Prix, at Jerez de la Frontera, Spain (same-day tape) NBA BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ESPN — Playoffs, first round, game 1, Utah at San Antonio 3:30 p.m. ABC — Playoffs, first round, game 1, Denver at L.A. Lakers 7 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 1, Boston at Atlanta 9:30 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 1, L.A. Clippers at Memphis NHL HOCKEY 3 p.m. NBC — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 1, New Jersey at Philadelphia 8 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 2, Nashville at Phoenix SOCCER 5:55 a.m. ESPN2 — Spanish Primera, Real Madrid vs. Sevilla, at Madrid 134. x-Minnesota, Greg Childs, wr, Arkansas. 135. x-Dallas, Matt Johnson, db, Eastern Washington. Fifth Round 136. Indianapolis, Josh Chapman, dt, Alabama. 137. Denver (from St. Louis), Malik Jackson, de, Tennessee. 138. Detroit (from Minnesota), Tahir Whitehead, lb, Temple. 139. Minnesota (from Cleveland), Robert Blanton, db, Notre Dame. 140. Tampa Bay, Najee Goode, lb, West Virginia. 141. Washington, Adam Gettis, g, Iowa. 142. Jacksonville, Brandon Marshall, lb, Nevada. 143. Carolina, Josh Norman, db, Coastal Carolina. 144. Buffalo, Zebrie Sanders, ot, Florida State. 145. Tennessee (from Miami), Taylor Thompson, te, SMU. 146. Kansas City, DeQuan Menzie, db, Alabama. 147. Buffalo (from Seattle), Tank Carder, lb, TCU. 148. Detroit (from Oakland), Chris Greenwood, db, Albion. 149. San Diego, Johnnie Troutman, g, Penn State. 150. St. Louis (from Chicago), Rokevious Watkins, g, South Carolina. 151. Arizona, Senio Kelemete, g, Washington. 152. Dallas, Danny Coale, wr, Virginia Tech. 153. Philadelphia, Dennis Kelly, ot, Purdue. 154. Seattle (from N.Y. Jets), Korey Toomer, lb, Idaho. 155. Miami (from Tennessee), Josh Kaddu, lb, Oregon. 156. Cincinnati, Shaun Prater, db, Iowa. 157. Atlanta, Bradie Ewing, rb, Wisconsin. 158. Oakland (from Detroit), Jack Crawford, de, Penn State. 159. Pittsburgh, Chris Rainey, rb, Florida. 160. Cleveland (from Denver), Ryan Miller, ot, Colorado. 161. Houston, Randy Bullock, k, Texas A&M. 162. New Orleans, Corey White, db, Samford. 163. Green Bay (from Green Bay through New England), Terrell Manning, lb, N.C. State. 164. Atlanta (from Baltimore), Jonathan Massaquoi, de, Troy. 165. San Francisco, Darius Fleming, lb, Notre Dame. 166. Cincinnati (from New England), Marvin Jones, wr, California. 167. Cincinnati (from N.Y. Giants), George Iloka, db, Boise State. 168. x-Oakland, Juron Criner, wr, Arizona. 169. x-Baltimore, Asa Jackson, db, Cal Poly. 170. x-Indianapolis, Vick Ballard, rb, Mississippi State. Sixth Round 171. St. Louis, Greg Zuerlein, k, Missouri Western. 172. Seattle (from Indianapolis through Philadelphia), Jeremy Lane, db, Northwestern State. 173. Washington (from Minnesota), Alfred Morris, rb, Florida Atlantic 174. Tampa Bay, Keith Tandy, db, West Virginia. 175. Minnesota (from Cleveland), Blair Walsh, k, Georgia. 176. Jacksonville, Mike Harris, db, Florida State. 177. Arizona (from Washington), Justin Bethel, db, Presbyterian.

178. Buffalo, Mark Asper, g, Oregon. 179. New Orleans (from Miami), Andrew Tiller, g, Syracuse. 180. San Francisco (from Carolina), Trenton Robinson, db, Michigan State. 181. Seattle, Winston Guy, db, Kentucky. 182. Kansas City, Cyrus Gray, rb, Texas A&M. 183. Miami (from San Diego), B.J. Cunningham, wr, Michigan State. 184. Chicago, Isaiah Frey, db, Nevada. 185. Arizona, Ryan Lindley, qb, San Diego State. 186. Dallas, James Hanna, te, Oklahoma. 187. N.Y. Jets (from Philadelphia through Indianapolis), Josh Bush, db, Wake Forest. 188. Denver (from N.Y. Jets), Danny Trevathan, lb, Kentucky. 189. Oakland, Christo Bilukidi, dt, Georgia State. 190. Tennessee, Markelle Martin, db, Oklahoma State. 191. Cincinnati, Dan Herron, rb, Ohio State. Detroit Forfeited 192. Atlanta, Charles Mitchell, db, Mississippi State. 193. Washington (from Pittsburgh), Tom Compton, ot, South Dakota. 194. Philadelphia (from Denver), Marvin McNutt, wr, Iowa. 195. Houston, Nick Mondek, ot, Purdue. 196. Detroit (from New Orleans through Miami and San Francisco), Jonte Green, db, New Mexico State. 197. New England (from Green Bay), Nate Ebner, db, Ohio State. 198. Baltimore, Tommy Streeter, wr, Miami. 199. San Francisco, Jason Slowey, ot, Western Oregon. 200. Philadelphia (from New England), Brandon Washington, g, Miami. 201. N.Y. Giants, Matt McCants, ot, UAB. 202. x-N.Y. Jets, Terrance Ganaway, rb, Baylor. 203. x-N.Y. Jets, Robert Griffin, g, Baylor. 204. x-Cleveland, Emmanuel Acho, lb, Texas. 205. x-Cleveland, Billy Winn, dt, Boise St. 206. x-Indianapolis, Lavon Brazill, wr, Ohio. 207. x-Carolina, Brad Nortman, p, Wisconsin. Seventh Round 208. Indianapolis, Justin Anderson, g, Georgia. 209. St. Louis, Aaron Brown, lb, Hawaii. 210. Minnesota, Audie Cole, lb, N.C. State. 211. Tennessee from Cleveland through Minnesota), Scott Solomon, de, Rice. 212. Tampa Bay, Michael Smith, rb, Utah State. 213. Washington, Richard Crawford, db, SMU. 214. Indianapolis (from Jacksonville through N.Y. Jets), Tim Fugger, lb, Vanderbilt. 215. Miami, Kheeston Randall, dt, Texas. 216. Carolina, D.J. Campbell, db, California. 217. Washington (from Buffalo), Jordan Bernstine, db, Iowa. 218. Kansas City, Jerome Long, dt, San Diego State. 219. Minnesota (from Seattle through Detroit), Trevor Guyton, dt, California. 220. Chicago, Greg McCoy, db, TCU.

MIAMI VALLEY SUNDAY NEWS • WWW.TROYDAILYNEWS.COM 221. Arizona, Nate Potter, ot, Boise State. 222. Dallas, Caleb McSurdy, lb, Montana. 223. Detroit (from Philadelphia through New England and Minnesota), Travis Lewis, lb, Oklahoma. 224. New England (from N.Y. Jets through Green Bay), Alfonzo Dennard, db, Nebraska. 225. Seattle (from Oakland), J.R. Sweezy, ot, N.C. State. 226. San Diego, David Molk, c, Michigan. 227. Miami (from Tennessee), Rishard Matthews, wr, Nevada. 228. Jacksonville (from Cincinnati), Jeris Pendleton, dt, Ashland. 229. Philadelphia (from Atlanta), Bryce Brown, rb, Kansas State. 230. Oakland (from Detroit), Nate Stupar, lb, Penn State. 231. Pittsburgh, Tony Clemons, wr, Colorado. 232. Seattle (from Denver through N.Y. Jets), Greg Scruggs, de, Louisville. 233. Tampa Bay (from Houston), Drake Dunsmore, te, Northwestern. 234. New Orleans, Marcel Jones, ot, Nebraska. 235. New England (from Green Bay), Jeremy Ebert, wr, Northwestern. 236. Baltimore, DeAngelo Tyson, de, Georgia. 237. San Francisco, Cam Johnson, lb, Virginia. 238. Kansas City (from New England), Junior Hemingway, wr, Michigan. 239. N.Y. Giants, Markus Kuhn, dt, N.C. State. 240. x-Pittsburgh, David Paulson, te, Oregon. 241. x-Green Bay, Andrew Datko, ot, Florida State. 242. x-N.Y. Jets, Antonio Allen, db, South Carolina. 243. x-Green Bay, B.J. Coleman, qb. Chattanooga. 244. x-N.Y. Jets, Jordan White, wr, Western Michigan. 245. x-Cleveland, Trevin Wade, db, Arizona. x-Pittsburgh, Terrence 246. Frederick, db, Texas A&M. 247. x-Cleveland, Brad Smelley, rb, Alabama. 248. x-Pittsburgh, Kelvin Beachum, ot, SMU. 249. x-Atlanta, Travian Robertson, nt, South Carolina. 250. x-San Diego, Edwin Baker, rb, Michigan State. 251. x-Buffalo, John Potter, k, Western Michigan. 252. x-St. Louis, Daryl Richardson, rb, Abilene Christian. 253. x-Indianapolis, Chandler Harnish, qb, Northern Illinois.

HOCKEY National Hockey League Playoff Glance CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE N.Y. Rangers 1, Washington 0 Saturday, April 28: NY Rangers 3, Washington 1 Monday, April 30: Washington at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2: NY Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5: NY Rangers at Washington, 12:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 7: Washington at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: NY Rangers at Washington, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: Washington at NY Rangers, TBD Philadelphia vs. New Jersey Sunday, April 29: New Jersey at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 1: New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3: Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6: Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: New Jersey at Philadelphia, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: Philadelphia at New Jersey, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: New Jersey at Philadelphia, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE Phoenix 1, Nashville 0 Friday, April 27: Phoenix 4, Nashville 3, OT Sunday, April 29: Nashville at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2: Phoenix at Nashville, 9 p.m. Friday, May 4: Phoenix at Nashville, 7:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 7: Nashville at Phoenix, 10 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: Phoenix at Nashville, TBD x-Friday, May 11: Nashville at Phoenix, TBD St. Louis vs. Los Angeles Saturday, April 28: Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 1, Los Angeles leads series 1-0 Monday, April 30: Los Angeles at St. Louis, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 3: St. Louis at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Sunday, May 6: St. Louis at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: Los Angeles at St. Louis, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: St. Louis at Los Angeles, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: Los Angeles at St. Louis, TBD

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association Playoff Glance FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Chicago vs. Philadelphia Saturday, April 28: Chicago 103, Philadelphia 91 Tuesday, May 1: Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m. Friday, May 4: Chicago at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 6: Chicago at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: Philadelphia at Chicago, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: Chicago at Philadelphia, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: Philadelphia at Chicago, TBD Miami vs. New York Saturday, April 28: Miami 100, New York 67 Monday, April 30: New York at Miami, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3: Miami at New York, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 6: Miami at New York, 3:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: New York at

Miami, TBD x-Friday, May 11: Miami at New York, TBD x-Sunday, May 13: New York at Miami, TBD Indiana vs. Orlando Saturday, April 28: Orlando 81, Indiana 77 Monday, April 30: Orlando at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2: Indiana at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5: Indiana at Orlando, 2 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: Orlando at Indiana, TBD x-Friday, May 11: Indiana at Orlando, TBD x-Sunday, May 13: Orlando at Indiana, TBD Boston vs. Atlanta Sunday, April 29: Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1: Boston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4: Atlanta at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6: Atlanta at Boston, 7 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: Boston at Atlanta, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: Atlanta at Boston, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: Boston at Atlanta, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio vs. Utah Sunday, April 29: Utah at San Antonio, 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 2: Utah at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5: San Antonio at Utah, 10 p.m. Monday, May 7: San Antonio at Utah, TBD x-Wednesday, May 9: Utah at San Antonio, TBD x-Friday, May 11: San Antonio at Utah, TBD x-Sunday, May 13: Utah at San Antonio, TBD Oklahoma City vs. Dallas Saturday, April 28: Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 30: Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3: Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5: Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 7: Dallas at Oklahoma City, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: Oklahoma City at Dallas, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: Dallas at Oklahoma City, TBD L.A. Lakers vs. Denver Sunday, April 29: Denver at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1: Denver at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 4: L.A. Lakers at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6: L.A. Lakers at Denver, 9:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: Denver at L.A. Lakers, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: L.A. Lakers at Denver, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: Denver at L.A. Lakers, TBD Memphis vs. L.A. Clippers Sunday, April 29: L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2: L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 7: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBD x-Wednesday, May 9: L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBD x-Friday, May 11: Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBD x-Sunday, May 13: L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBD

AUTO RACING NASCAR-Pro Series West-Utah Grand Prix Results Saturday At Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, Utah Lap length: 2.2 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (1) Greg Pursley, Newhall, CA, Ford, 50 laps, 66.387 mph. 2. (2) Eric Holmes, Escalon, CA, Toyota, 50. 3. (9) Austin Dyne, Malibu, Calif., Ford, 50. 4. (6) Dylan Kwasniewski, Las Vegas, NV, Ford, 50. 5. (15) Austin Cameron, El Cajon, Calif., Toyota, 50. 6. (19) Scott Ivie, San Ramon, Calif., Toyota, 50. 7. (13) Kyle Heckman, Nipomo, Calif., Chevrolet, 50. 8. (8) Cameron Hayley, Calgary, Alberta, Toyota, 50. 9. (4) David Mayhew, Atascadero, CA, Chevrolet, 50. 10. (20) Carl Harr, Edmonton, Alberta, Chevrolet, 50. 11. (11) Brian Wong, Newport Beach, Calif., Toyota, 50. 12. (3) Derek Thorn, Lakeport, CA, Ford, 50. 13. (23) John Wood, Eagle, ID, Ford, 50. 14. (16) Taylor Cuzick, Tolleson, Ariz., Ford, 50. 15. (10) Jonathon Gomez, Twin Falls, ID, Chevrolet, 50. 16. (14) Ryan Philpott, Tracy, CA, Ford, 50. 17. (5) Mike Skeen, Charlotte, N. C., Chevrolet, 49. 18. (7) Michael Self, Park City, UT, Chevrolet, 49. 19. (12) Kyle Kelley, Huntington Beach, Calif., Chevrolet, 48. 20. (17) Brett Thompson, Jerome, Idaho, Chevrolet, 47. 21. (18) Daryl Harr, Edmonton, Alberta, Chevrolet, 47. 22. (21) Dylan Hutchison, Fair Oaks, CA, Chevrolet, 43. 23. (25) Cassie Gannis, Phoenix, AZ, Ford, 41. 24. (24) Jack Sellers, Sacramento, CA, Chevrolet, 39, ignition. 25. (22) Josh Reaume, Redlands, Calif., Ford, 38, ignition. 26. (27) Travis Milburn, Eagle, ID, Ford, 19, fuel pump. 27. (26) Justin Funkhouser, Paradise, CA, Chevrolet, 0, engine. Race Statistics Time of Race: 1 hour 39 minutes 25 seconds Margin of Victory: 1.045 seconds Fastest Qualifier: G.Pursley (85.082 mph, 93.087 seconds) Caution Flags: 2 for 10 laps. Lead Changes: 5 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: G. Pursley 1-21; E. Holmes 22; D. Kwasniewski 23; D. Mayhew 24-25; A. Dyne 26-48; G. Pursley 49-50.


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Edison’s Graduate Academy coming May 16 PIQUA

Registration due by May 11 Edison Community College’s Graduate Academy will feature speaker Tom Ahern at its ninth annual conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16 in the theater of the Piqua main campus. The annual conference brings together executive directors, board members, staff and volunteers to explore topics in depth topics related to not-for-profit management. “Edison’s annual Graduate Academy conference is a great way for anyone who is working in the not-for-profit fields to find ways to better serve their commu-

nities,” said Elizabeth Schoonover, director of grants management at Edison. “We’re incredibly fortunate to have this program here at Edison to share with our area organizations for the ninth year. This year’s featured speaker is really going to set a high bar for this event.” This year’s program will feature Ahern, one of the world’s top authorities on donor communications. He is the author of four well-received books on the topic and each year delivers dozens of workshops internationally, speaking recently at conferences in New

Zealand, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Italy, as well as across North America. He specializes in applying the discoveries of psychology and neuroscience to the day-today business of inspiring and retaining donors. Ahern’s program for this year’s conference is “Succeed Beyond Anyone’s Wildest Dreams.” He will be sharing a decade of investigation delving into what makes donor communications perform at their peak, to raise far more money and retain far more donors. Ahern’s “Love Thy Reader” is a three-hour immersion into the

elevator speech and secrets and science used answer the donor’s by the world’s most effecmost fundamental tive nonprofit communiquestion, “Why do you cators, distilled from need my hard-earned more than 150 books, money?” years of experience, and This annual confertoday’s latest neuroence is made possible science discoveries. In due to the support of the afternoon, he will The Duke Foundation. apply the lessons learned AHERN Registration for the during the master class event is preferred by examining in deep detail two fundraising workhorses: your May 11 to ensure a seat. Cost to donor newsletter and your case for attend the event is $45 per person, support. Attendees will learn why and $35 each for three or more most donor newsletters are built to registrants from one organization. For more information, or to regfail, and exactly how to turn them ister, contact Julie Slattery at 778into moneymakers. or jslattery@edison There also will be a segment 7805 detailing how to create a winning

Hobart Brothers, ITW bowl for Junior Achievement

Columbus casino looks for workers

Brothers Co. and ITW Food Equipment Group. Hobart Brothers Company executive assistant Letha Allen served as event coordinator for the bowl-ayhon, organizing the teams, fundraising efforts and the raffle. “When we were first approached by Junior Achievement about hosting this event, we had no idea it would be so successful,” said Marc Fooksman, vice president and GM, food machines at ITW Food Equipment Group and also one of the event coordinators. “We are pleased that so many employees and their families got involved. It was a good community event for a great organization — Junior Achievement allows kids the opportunity to learn aspects about business that they just don’t get in their regular curriculum.” Jennifer Monnin, general

manager, tubular wire division at Hobart Brothers Co., added, “Helping support a great cause like Junior Achievement is important to us. Not only does it give the kids in the program a good opportunity to learn, but it also engages our employees in the community. The interaction has such a positive effect.” Neither Hobart Brothers Co. nor the ITW Food Equipment Group is a stranger to Junior Achievement. Both businesses have made commitments over the past three years to serve as mentors and teach the Junior Achievement programs to thirdgraders at Heywood Elementary School, sixth-graders at Forest School and sixth-graders at Van Cleve Middle School. The goal of the companies’ involvement with

Junior Achievement is to teach the students about everything from the various cultures involved in the global marketplace to caring for personal finances. Hobart Brothers Co. of Troy is a leading manufacturer of welding filler metals marketed under the brand names Hobart, Tri-Mark, McKay and Corex. Hobart Brothers Co. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. Based in Glenview, Ill., ITW is a multinational manufacturer of a diversified range of valueadding and short-lead-time industrial products and equipment. ITW Food Equipment Group (formerly Hobart Food Equipment Group) is the world leader in commercial food equipment and service for the foodservice and grocery industries.

CEO, reviewed the fiscal year that was completed March 31. The association finished the year with almost $90.0 million TIPP CITY — Monroe in assets and with capital Federal Savings and Loan exceeding 11.0 percent of assets, Association elected two new nearly double the amount directors to its board of directors required to be considered wellat its recent annual meeting. capitalized. Summers also noted The newly elected directors the passing of John Beyl in July. HEINL DANIELS are Tony Heinl and Julie Beyl worked in the Miami Broerman Daniels. County financial community for tractor headquartered in Bethel Heinl is the president of more than 40 years and at Township. She has been with Repacorp, Inc., a manufacturer Ed’s for 12 years and has served Monroe Federal for more than of traditional, digital and RFID 35 years, serving in numerous as president and CEO since labels headquartered in Tipp 2007. She graduated from the capacities. He retired as Monroe City, with facilities in Wisconsin University of Dayton with a Federal’s president in 1990. and Arizona. He graduated from degree in marketing and serves Monroe Federal is a mutual The Ohio State University with on the board of directors of financial institution with its a degree in economics and has Child Care Choices, where she home office in Tipp City and been with Repacorp for 24 years. has been a board member for branches in Vandalia and Butler He has served as a director and nine years. Daniels, her husTownship. As a mutual associaas president of the Tipp City band, Mark, and one child reside tion, the company is owned by Area Chamber of Commerce, as in Bethel Township. its depositors. It was founded in a member of the Tipp City Also at Monday’s meeting, Dr. Tipp City in 1875. Zoning Board and as a member Leonard M. Tinney, DVM and of the Tipp City Business David H. Summers were reEducation Committee. Heinl, his elected as directors. Dr. Andrew UVMC renews wife, Cheryl, and two children Davidson, OD and Norman R. membership reside in Tipp City. Perkins were re-elected chairCOLUMBUS — The Ohio Julie Broerman Daniels is man and vice chairman. Academy of Family Physicians the president and CEO of Ed’s In other business at the annual meeting, Summers, Foundation has announced that HVAC Plumbing and Electric. Monroe Federal’s president and Upper Valley Medical Center Ed’s is a local mechanical con-

renewed its corporate membership for 2012. OAFP Foundation is a recipient of corporate membership support from UVMC since 2001. UVMC’s longstanding corporate support demonstrates their involvement, interest and commitment to the OAFP Foundation’s mission to improve and increase access to quality health care for all Ohioans by generating student interest in the specialty of family medicine. Support from Upper Valley Medical Center and other corporate partners increases OAFP Foundation’s capacity to offer programs that not only encourage medical students to choose a career in family medicine, but provide immediate benefit to Ohio’s medical students, their future patients and the communities they serve — creating a healthier Ohio for all residents today and for years to come. UVMC is a not-for-profit health care provider committed to serving the health care needs of Miami County and the surrounding area. UVMC is part of the Premier Health Partners system of

providers and shares the PHP mission of building healthier communities with others who share a commitment to provide high quality, cost-competitive health care services. UVMC provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services with a full complement of diagnostic and treatment services and behavioral health care programs. The mission of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, as the philanthropic arm of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, is to improve and increase access to quality health care for all Ohioans by generating student interest in the family medicine specialty. Ohio Academy of Family Physicians is a statewide, professional association with more than 4,100 members, including practicing physicians, family medicine residents and medical students. The scope of family medicine encompasses all ages, both sexes and every disease entity. Family physicians provide comprehensive, continuing care to all members of the family. For more information, visit

COLUMBUS (AP) — Operators of a casino set to open this fall in Columbus are putting out the help wanted sign. Penn National Gaming says it plans to open an employment office in Columbus on Monday. The company expects to hire about 2,000 people. A company spokeswoman tells The Columbus Dispatch that Penn National already has hired a few top managers and its next priority is to hire about 600 dealers for table games. Ohio’s first casino is slated to open the week of May 14 in downtown Cleveland. Toledo’s casino will open near the end of May. A fourth site also is being built in Cincinnati.

Hobart Brothers Co. and ITW Food Equipment Group hosted the first Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon on April 21. The event, held at Poelking Marian Lanes in Huber Heights, raised more than $25,000 to support Junior Achievement educational programs in financial literacy, career readiness and entrepreneurship for grades K-12. The event consisted of 130 bowlers composing 26 teams, each of which raised money in advance of the bowl-a-thon and had a $500 fund-raising goal per team. Contributions collected from employees received a threeto-one match by parent company, Illinois Tool Works. Donations also were collected from individuals outside of the two companies and by way of a day-of-the event raffle. Raffle items were donated from business units within Hobart



Monroe Federal elects directors





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Sunday, April 29, 2012



Few peeks of sun High: 64°

Partly cloudy Low: 40°

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Precipitation 24 hours ending at 5 p.m..............................0.29 Month to date ................................................1.63 Normal month to date ...................................3.80 Year to date .................................................10.29 Normal year to date ....................................12.20 Snowfall yesterday ........................................0.00

TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Sunday, April 29, the 120th day of 2012. There are 246 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 29, 1992, rioting erupted in Los Angeles after a jury in Simi Valley, Calif., acquitted four Los Angeles police officers of almost all state charges in the videotaped beating of Rodney King the violence resulted in 55 deaths and more than $1 billion in damage.

On this date: In 1861, the Maryland House of Delegates voted 53-13 against seceding from the Union. In Montgomery, Ala., President Jefferson Davis asked the Confederate Congress for the authority to wage war. In 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp. In 1946, 28 former Japanese officials went on trial in Tokyo as war criminals seven ended up being sentenced to

death. In 1961, “ABC’s Wide World of Sports” premiered, with Jim McKay as host. In 1983, Harold Washington was sworn in as the first black mayor of Chicago. In 1991, a cyclone struck the South Asian country of Bangladesh, claiming an estimated 138,000 lives. One year ago: Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton were married in an opulent ceremony at London’s

River respirators will help fish breathe SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — As government engineers work to keep the nation’s fourth-busiest seaport from losing its competitive edge, they are also planning what amounts to a massive science project to ensure fish in the harbor can still breathe. When the Savannah harbor is deepened to allow for supersized cargo ships, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to install a dozen machines that function like bubblers in a home aquarium to compensate for an expected drop in dissolved oxygen. The 20-foottall steel cones suck water from the river, swirl it with oxygen from a generator until the bubbles break down and then pump it back. Buying and installing the machines costs a hefty $70 million, plus yearly operating costs of $1.2 million. And the manufacturer says they’ve never been used for a project of this scale. The oxygen machines are a piece of the $653 million proposal to dredge the Savannah River shipping channel to the Port of Savannah, a project officials hope will win final approval later this year. East Coast seaports are scrambling to deepen their harbors to


In this Aug. 2, 2007, photo, Godwin employees Robert Magdin, of Bridgeport, N.J., and Troy Ward of Charleston, S.C., weld the support structure for the return lines for the ReOxygenation Demonstration Project in Savannah, Ga. Plans to deepen the Savannah harbor include a costly proposal to ensure fish can still breathe by using a dozen machines to inject oxygen into the river. accommodate supersized cargo ships expected through an expanded Panama Canal in 2014. Deeper water will mean less oxygen toward the river bottom for bacteria, worms, shrimp, crabs and fish. But some scientists aren’t sure the machines will be able to boost low oxygen levels as planned along 27 miles of the river. “It’s like putting the river on a respirator,” said

Chris DeScherer, an attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center, which has sued on behalf of environmentalists who say the project would do irreparable harm. The Army Corps of Engineers said in its final report on the harbor deepening this month that the Savannah River would lose relatively little dissolved oxygen overall. Still, it would dip below minimum

standards set by Georgia and South Carolina, which share the river. Pumping oxygen into water has been done since the 1960s, though usually in smaller bodies such as reservoirs and lakes, said Alexander Horne, an ecological engineer who has consulted on more than 20 projects to replenish oxygen in stressed waterways. “It’s like giving these systems an extra breath,”

said Horne, a professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. “If I were a fish, I would vote for it hands down.” Rivers tend to be shallower and more turbulent, making them better at mixing oxygen on their own. But some still need a mechanical boost. A 12-mile stretch of the San Joaquin River in northern California installed an oxygen injection station in 2007. The Thames River in London uses barges equipped with bubblers. Rivers naturally take in oxygen from the air, and their flows help mix it down below the surface. The deeper the water, the harder it is to push oxygen to the bottom. That’s especially true in the Savannah harbor, where the land is flat and motion is slowed by pushback from the ocean tides. Oxygen levels in the harbor, which stretches 38 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the port upstream from downtown Savannah, are already stressed by decades of dredging. The river was deepened five times between 1912 and 1994, nearly doubling its depth from 21.5 feet to 42 feet. Now the Corps and the Georgia Ports Authority want to scoop another 5 feet

from the river bottom. Standards imposed by Georgia and South Carolina say the river at minimum should have 4 milligrams of oxygen per liter of water. The Army Corps says the harbor’s oxygen level tends to stay above 6 milligrams in the winter, but in places can sink to 3 milligrams per liter during the hot summers. And they would decline further by an estimated 3/10 of a milligram per liter or less with an additional 5 feet of dredging. Various machines using underwater hoses and pumps have been used to replenish oxygen in waterways. In Savannah, the Corps wants to use a variation called the Speece cone. Standing about 20 feet tall, the steel cones suck in water from the river and mix in oxygen from a generator until the bubbles break down and dissolve. The water then gets pumped back into the river. The Corps plans to switch on the machines only during the hottest months June through September. It’s not a temporary fix. “We expect to run them forever,” said William Bailey, planning division chief for the Army Corps’ Savannah District.

Sheriff: Body found in mountain bunker after standoff NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — After a 22-hour standoff, police blew the top off a rugged mountain bunker near Seattle on Saturday, only to find their target — a man believed to be a murder suspect who holed up there — dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside. Authorities had not positively identified the body as 41-year-old Peter Keller, who hadn’t been seen since his wife and daughter were found shot to death last weekend, King County

sheriff’s Sgt. Katie Larson said. A bomb squad cleared the bunker, built into a ridge in the Cascade Mountains, to make sure there were no booby-traps before detectives entered. Officers shouted warnings before blowing the roof, Larson said. Tear gas pumped into the bunker didn’t work on Friday. With clear weather and a fresh SWAT team in place Saturday morning, it was time to act more aggressively, she said.

It wasn’t clear if any officers had heard the gunshot from inside the bunker, she said. The raid ended a tense week for law enforcement officials who tried to track down Keller, a gun enthusiast described by his family as having a “survivalist mentality.” That Keller was likely armed and on the loose in an extremely popular hiking and mountainbiking area east of Seattle kept many people on edge. “There’s been a huge sigh of relief,” Larson said.

“Our people are out safe, and the trails are now safe for the community to use.” Keller had spent eight years building the bunker into the side of Rattlesnake Ridge, police said. It was thoroughly camouflaged and had multiple levels. Photos of the inside of the bunker, released by the King County Sheriff ’s Office, showed a shelf full of ammunition boxes stacked inside Ziploc bags. SWAT teams spent a grueling seven hours on the mountainside Friday morn-

ing, virtually crawling over dangerously steep terrain slick with mud from recent rains, before they found the bunker. A number of officers were treated intravenously for dehydration, and one broke his ankle, said sheriff’s Sgt. Cindi West said. After long shifts, the officers appeared exhausted, their faces smeared with camouflage paint, as they rode down the mountain in sport-utility vehicles or armored carriers to be replaced by fresher teams. SWAT officers who kept

watch on the bunker through Friday night said they saw lights going on and off, and they believed its occupant had everything necessary to remain inside for a long time, including a generator, food, gas mask, bullet-resistant vest and many guns. Photographs found in Keller’s home after the killings gave authorities an idea of where it was in one picture that they enhanced, detectives could make out buildings in nearby North Bend.



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On my honor Dog Scouts of America have doggy troops in 22 states BY SUE MANNING Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — They’ve got badges and campouts, cookie drives and troops in 22 states. The Dog Scouts of America even has a motto or two as the half-human, half-hound organization goes about the business of doing good deeds. One of the first badges for Jasper, a 3-yearold collie-lab mix, was disaster preparedness. After all, he lives with Robert and Misti Verdahl in Milpitas, southeast of San Francisco, where you have to be aware of earthquakes and other natural disasters. Jasper and his humans belong to Troop 198 in Santa Clara and have earned 18 badges altogether. Each, the humans said, has made him a better dog. “We go outside and I know he’s going to be safe,” Verdahl said. “If there’s an emergency, I know he will listen to me.” There are 682 Dog Scouts who belong to 38 troops across the country. The organization has around 80 badges, but not all dogs can earn all badges, said DSA President Chris Puls of Brookville, Ind. One of her dogs, a 3-year-old Malinois named Dazzle, is 24-inches high and had to jump twice his height to get his jumping badge, for instance. Long or heavy dogs aren’t really suited to that. “If it’s not safe, we don’t want you trying for it,” Puls said. Dogs are not required to earn badges beyond the first one, for basic obedience and appropriately called the Dog Scout badge. The organization was founded by Lonnie Olson 13 years ago. Membership is $25 a year. Kozette, Olson’s boxer mix nicknamed “Kozi,” is a model Scout with about 45 badges. Community service is part of any good Scout program, Olson said. The DSA members make about $10,000 a year for the Salvation Army and participate in several Christmas projects. Most troops also work with local groups to do whatever is needed in their hometowns. Olson’s 80acre St. Helen, Mich., property is converted into one of numerous weeklong camps every summer. Puls is a former police officer who teaches and certifies badges at all the camps. She has three dogs who have earned 122 badges between them. One, a 12-year-

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IN THIS March 29 photo, Robert Verdahl gives his dog Jasper, a 3-year-old collie-lab mix, a command at their home in Santa Clara, Calif. Jasper and his owners belong to Dog Scouts of America Troop 198 in Santa Clara and have earned 18 badges. old cattle dog named Coyote, is retired with 48 badges. Because cattle dogs often go deaf, Puls and Coyote worked hard on the sign language badge. Then Coyote went blind instead of deaf. More than a decade ago, the Scouts decided to sell human-grade, dog-safe cookies, she said, but the group took a break from cookie sales to streamline operations. Verdahl joined DSA because he’d taught Jasper everything he knew and the dog wanted more. Jasper could put laundry in the washer and (plastic) dishes in the dishwasher. He could stack bowls, open blinds, flip a light switch and open a door, Verdahl said. There is no housekeeping badge, but Verdahl figures Jasper can qualify for about 50 badges that are available.

The family’s favorite so far is geocaching, an online treasure hunt in which players try to locate hidden containers or geocaches using GPS devices. “Geocaching has taken us all over the place. We are experiencing things in our local area we never knew existed,” he said. Who has done more work to get the badges? “Me for sure. It’s all play for him,” said Verdahl, a nurse. He said he and his wife are healthier because of Scouts. “I haven’t lost any weight but my enjoyment in life has increased, I laugh and smile more.” Many badges are earned in camp. All of Jasper’s were submitted on videotape because he is far from the nearest camp. He holds the record for videotape badges, Olson said. But there are some he can’t claim because he doesn’t have the obstacle courses or water parks. In the water, dogs can be puppy paddlers, beach buddies or boaters. They can qualify in rescue, racing or retrieval. Puls said one of the Scout pairs who started dock diving in camp have gone on to compete nationally. The earth dog badge, mostly for terriers, is awarded if a dog stays focused while chasing a (protected) rat into an 8-foot earth tunnel, negotiates a 90-degree turn and continues the chase through another 8-foot tunnel without losing interest in the quarry. “These are not ‘gimme’ badges, not a walk in the park,” Puls said. “A dog with a lot of badges has put a lot of time and training into it.” The Scouts have two mottos. For humans: “Our dogs’ lives are much shorter than our own. We should help them enjoy their time with us as much as we can.” For dogs: “Let us learn new things that we become more helpful.” Both serve as inspiration for the group’s grossest badge: “Clean Up America.” It consists of picking up piles left behind by other dogs on trails, parks and beaches.

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Vets say dogs, cats turn old halfway through life BY SUE MANNING Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Age may creep up on man, but his best friend gets there at warp speed. Going from pup to grandpup doesn’t leave much prime time under American Veterinary Medical Association labels that cats and small dogs are geriatric at 7 — and large dogs at 6. But not everyone agrees, and rescuers say those definitions can be a death sentence to older animals in need of homes. Dr. Emily Pointer, staff internist and medical coordinator at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in New York, said she considers the last third of life the sunset years. “That seems fairly crazy,” she said of the AMVA designations. “I would never consider a person in their 40s or 50s to be senior.” The AVMA said the oldest cat on record was 34, the oldest dog was 29. Forget the notion that seven dog years equal one human year, the AVMA said. A 7year-old dog weighing less than 50 pounds is like a 44- to 47-year-old human; 10 equals 56- to 60-year-old humans; 15 is like a 76- to 83-yearold; and 20 is like a 96to 105-year-old human, the group said. Pet health improved in the 1950s and ’60s when commercial dog food and vaccinations became popular and spayand neutering ing

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SOLOMON, A DALMATIAN-GERMAN shepherd mix estimated to be about 14 years old, lounges on his bed in the shop where his owner, Lisa Black, works on a client’s hair in Seattle on March 22. Black owns increased, said Stephen still live good lives until Zawistowski, ASPCA ex- 19 or more. They may be ecutive vice president a little creaky and have and science adviser. some health issues, but Technology has ad- so do we all,” Dewey vanced and today’s own- said. ers are more willing to Pointer agreed: “Wellgo the distance for their loved pets live longer pets, Pointer said. than unloved pets.” “In the past, if your “We find that most cat was diagnosed with dogs become geriatric diabetes, the recommen- after age 12, and that at dation was probably to 12-ish they are like hueuthanize the cat. Now, a mans at 65,” said Judith lot fewer people are will- Piper, founder and execing to do that because utive director of the resit’s a treatable disease,” cue group Old Dog Pointer said. Haven in Lake Stevens, Kristin Dewey of Los Wash. Angeles has an 18-yearMost shelters conold Ragdoll cat named sider dogs old at 8, Piper Cokie. He fell from an said, so Old Dog Haven 80-foot palm tree 16 works with dogs 8 and years ago and seemed up. OK until four years ago The group tries to when something tem- place the 8- to 12-yearporarily paralyzed him olds they rescue from and left him incontinent. shelters and find final “Indoor-only cats that refuge homes for those are loved and treated over 12. like family start to get At age 14, Solomon is old around 15 but can one of those final refuge

the Stardust Salon and Spa and Solomon goes to work with her every day to greet customers. “If they don’t like him, it’s not the place for them,” Black said. or hospice dogs. Part short, it’s worth it,” Piper Dalmatian and part Ger- added. man shepherd, he has Dori Repuyan of been with Lisa Black for Columbus, Ohio, says 30 months. Tucker, a 60-pound GerBlack owns the Star- man shepherd-beagle dust Salon and Spa in mix her family rescued Seattle and Solomon nine years ago is begoes to work with her tween 11 and 13. every day to greet cusShe worries that calltomers. “If they don’t ing dogs old so young like him, it’s not the will cost them good place for them,” Black homes because “people said. don’t want old dogs.” “Old dogs are usually Tucker started showgood with other dogs and ing his age a few years housebroken. They are ago, Repuyan said. He easy and don’t require a stopped running with lot of trips to the park. her, limited his walking They are usually happy and had trouble jumpwith us and do whatever ing on the bed. He we want,” she said. started going gray and Losing them is hard, when he tore a ligashe said, but you focus ment, developed weight on the dog. “It’s what Old problems. Repuyan and Dog Haven does so they her husband had two don’t end up alone in a children and it seemed shelter. We give them a to depress Tucker, she happy ending,” Black said. said. They rescued Phoebe, “Even if the time they a small, young dog that have with the dog is brought Tucker out of

his funk. However, Tucker now sees the vet more often, gets a supplement for arthritis and is no longer allowed on the stairs. “It’s not so much that pets are living longer than their life expectancy, although they are, but we are taking better care of them and they are surviving longer. Sixty is the new 40 is true for pets,” said Fadra Nally, a writer blogger from and Raleigh, N.C. Nally figures large dogs should be old at 8 and small dogs and cats old at 9 or 10. Tracie Hotchner of Bennington, Vt., author of “The Dog Bible” and “The Cat Bible,” believes the AVMA’s numbers are right. “It raises people’s awareness of the need to get more frequent and more thorough wellness checks,” she said. “Not enough people respect the fairly serious physical changes that take place in older cats and dogs and the kind of preventive care that’s available.” Dogs don’t have middle age, she said. At 6 or 7, pets can experience kidney failure, digestion problems, arthritis, obesity, teeth trouble or other ailments that can be treated. Hotchner has two older dogs with knee problems. They had surgeries, are on medication and undergoing stem cell therapy harvested from their own belly fat, she said. The quality of their lives has been extended decisively because of those things, she said.

Divorce lawyers: Pet custody cases increasing May hired Pisarra six years ago to handle his divorce. Besides a daughter, May and his ex worked out custody of three dogs, two cats and Tequila the parrot. Pisarra and May became good friends and often take their dogs for walks in Santa Monica. They also teamed up last year to write a book about co-parenting a pet with an ex titled “What About Wally?” Pets are considered property in every state in the country. For years, they have been divvied up like furniture during divorce proceedings. But times are changing. “Judges are viewing them more akin to children than dining room sets. They are recognizing that people have an emotional attachment to their animals,” Altshuler said. “There is a shifting consciousness,” Pisarra said. “Pets are being given greater consideration under the law.” More people have pets than ever before and they consider them part of the family rather than possessions, said Silvana Raso, a family law attorney with the Englewood Cliffs, N.J., law firm of Schepisi & McLaughlin. “People are not embarrassed to fight for custody of a pet today. In the past they might have shied away from it because society didn’t really accept a pet as anything other than an accessory to your life,” she said.

When Pisarra and Jay Redd (who wrote an introduction in the book) split up, they agreed to share Dudley. “There is no law that recognizes visitation with an animal,” Raso said, so couples have to work it out themselves. Reaching a pet custody agreement without a lot of help from attorneys and judges will save money, Raso said. Divorces can cost $1,000 and be resolved quickly or cost millions and take years. Pet decisions are often more agonizing to make than those about mortgages, credit card debt or student loans, Raso said. But if they can be resolved, the rest usually goes smoother. After their 2006 breakup, Pisarra and Redd worked out shared custody, long-distance visitation and a new family (including a beagle) in Dudley’s life, Pisarra said.

Today, they live in the same city, so visitation no longer includes flight time. The two have a plan for everyday, vacation and holiday schedules, travel arrangements, doggie daycare, boarding, food, treats, grooming, vet care, moving and end-of-life decisions. They split costs and sometimes, with things like toys, leashes and dog bowls, they buy two of each so Dudley has one at each home. May and his wife Nina (who also wrote an introduction for the book) separated six years ago after 16 years of marriage. “Everything was fresh and raw. It was not easy.” It’s taken time, but he and his ex live about two miles apart in West Los Angeles now and sharing custody of their daughter and pets is easy, he said. To make it work, “you learn the true meaning of concession,” May said. The three dogs the cou-

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In years past, pets could not be protected in domestic violence restraining orders in any state. But because abusers can use pets to threaten victims, maybe even kill the animals, the laws have changed in states like Maine, New York, California and Illinois. Other states are looking into changes. And there will be changes in other laws too, Altshuler predicted. He believes there will one day be statutes for pets, much like there are for children, giving judges guidelines to rule by.

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

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Meet Izzy the beagle, defender of U.S. agriculture BY MEGHAN BARR Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — On a recent busy afternoon at Kennedy Airport, a beagle with plaintive eyes was lying on the floor of Terminal 4, oblivious to the chaos of rolling luggage and human activity teeming all around her. There was no prying this dog off the ground — despite the best atof Officer tempts Meghan Caffery, her closest companion and partner. “Izzy,” Caffery said, a note of exasperation in her voice. “You’ve only been here an hour.” The 6-year-old beagle, who works for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, can’t be faulted for taking a break. She spends most of her time trotting briskly around the baggage carousels with Caffery in tow, searching for illegal food stowed in luggage arriving from international flights. Thousands of bags stream through this terminal every hour, and Izzy is the first line of defense against food or plants that could wreak havoc on American agriculture. “Some flights are, you know, just apples or sandwiches that people had from the plane they forgot in their bags,” said Caffery, an agriculture specialist canine handler. “Some flights are notorious for bringing in sausages or fresh fruits.” Izzy is among a small cadre of luggage-inspecting beagles who live and work at the air-

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MEGHAN CAFFERY, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialist, works with Izzy, an agricultural detector beagle whose nose is highly sensitive to food odors, as the dog detects food in incoming baggage at John F. Kennedy Airport’s Terminal 4 in New York recently. This U.S.

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port, though federal officials won’t disclose the exact number of canines employed. Technically called a “passive response dog,” she is trained to sit whenever she smells one of several odors: fruit, meat, plant, seed or vegetable. With just one sniff, Izzy can determine whether a bag is worth searching — a secondslong appraisal that would take human officers hours to do, given that about 1 million travelers pass through Kennedy Airport in a single month. During her three years of employment, she’s found everything from duck

bag hours before. During one lap around a carousel, as they wove in and out of startled passengers, Izzy paused before a pile of bags, tail wagging. Caffery looked around and called out: “Whose bags are these?” The young man who claimed them acknowledged, upon further questioning, that there were indeed an apple and a banana inside. Caffery marked down the items on a blue Customs declaration form. Izzy stayed put, waiting for a piece of food to emerge from Caffery’s pocket: Her reward for a successful find.

tongues to pigs’ heads and feet. The agricultural products vary according to the time of year. On average, about 28 pounds of food are collected every day, most of it from people who are trying to sneak in food from their native countries. “We pulled a four-foot fig tree out of a bag one day,” Caffery said. “The roots and soil and everything, like it was just dug right out of the ground.” Her nose never fails to spot a trace of food, sometimes even picking up the scent of a snack that was removed from a

“She’ll eat just about anything,” Caffery said. Sometimes it’s a bit of a struggle to keep Izzy moving after she’s found something. Caffery was forced to drag her along the floor a couple of times, urging her to keep going. “Come on, find it,” she said. “Come on, you can’t lay down.” Passengers often take great pains to hide their loot, stuffing it in soda bottles or coffee cans or sewing it into their coats. Some even tape food directly to their bodies. Though a piece of fruit may seem harmless enough, officials say each item is

potentially dangerous. “Something as simple as an apple could carry the larva of a Mediterranean fruit fly,” said Officer James Armstrong, who supervises the agrisearches, cultural “which, if it got loose in our citrus crops in the United States, could cost billions of dollars.” Confiscated items are brought to the airport’s grinding room, which has a long steel table piled with rotting food. That day’s haul included sausages, barley, burlap, curry, beets and an assortment of fruits and vegetables, among other things. Officers send out samples to a lab for analysis and then crush the remainder through a hole in the table that acts like a garbage disposal. “This is discovery. You know, this is neat,” Armstrong said, waving a gloved hand across the table. “This is where you open it up and you find an insect or a larva or something and it kind of completes the mission, you know? That’s what it’s all about.” Throughout the day, Caffery and Izzy are affectionate with one another, and during a lull in flight arrivals, they can invariably be found hugging or cuddling. “I’m with her more than I’m with my family, for the most part,” Caffery said. “It’s constant.” Luckily for these two, they’ll never have to be separated. Izzy will continue working at the airport for several more years. After that, she gets to start a new career: as Caffery’s personal pet.

Allergies in pets: Airborne, fleas, food, contact LOS ANGELES (AP) — Allergies can cause misery for pets and humans alike. But allergies in animals are not always easy to diagnose and treat. “I feel so bad because he can’t tell me what’s wrong,” said Angela Duyao of Gilroy, 80 miles south of San Francisco. Harley, her 2-yearold Shih Tzu, has food and seasonal allergies. It took Duyao, an administrative assistant, 18 months and over $1,000 to find out Harley was allergic to poultry and pollen. All dogs and cats can get allergies, and the most common reaction is scratching, said veterinarian Donna Spector, an internal medicine specialist based in Deerfield, Ill. “Allergies are a real head-banger. They are frustrating for vets, they’re frustrating for clients and the dogs and cats itch like crazy so we know it is frustrating for

them. Allergies are very challenging to diagnose accurately because it’s a diagnosis of exclusion. It takes a lot of money and a lot of time. It takes a very dedicated owner,” she said. There are four kinds of pet allergies: airborne (tree, grass and weed pollen; mold, mildew and dust mites), fleas, food and contact (like carpeting or detergent). The most common pet allergy comes from fleas. People and pets can cause each other problems: People can be allergic to pet hair or dander and pets can be allergic to products humans use. Most pet allergies cause scratching. Some other symptoms include discoloration of hair between toes, rashes, open sores, watery eyes, ear infections, runny noses, vomiting and diarrhea, said Spector, a frequent guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” She is a consultant to the pet food company co-owned by DeGeneres called

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Hundreds of donkeys abandoned in lingering drought BY JANET MCCONNAUGHEY Associated Press With pastures withered from a lingering drought, farmers in Texas and northwest Louisiana have abandoned donkeys by the hundreds, turning them into wandering refugees that have severely tested animal rescue groups. The nation’s biggest donkey rescue group says that since March 2011, it has taken in nearly 800 donkeys abandoned in Texas, where ranchers mainly used the animals to guard their herds. Many of the cattle and goats have been sold off, largely because of the drought and the nation’s economic slump, putting the donkeys out of a job. And although the drought that began in late 2010 is over now, the flood of donkeys continues, said Mark Meyers, executive director of Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue. “Last week I spent two days on the road and got 20 donkeys each day,” he said Wednesday. Since then, he’s had a call of about 12 more in the Midlands, Texas, area. “Hay prices still haven’t come down. And what little grass is growing, people are going to save it for the animals that are going to make them money,” he said. In the north Louisiana town of Athens, Keith Gantt, who rounds up loose livestock for the Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office, says he has dozens of donkeys that he can’t give away. Some he’s had for two years. “People just turn ‘em out on the highway. The department sheriff’s makes me go catch them and then I get stuck with them,” he said. The donkey market has shriveled with the dried-up fields of Texas, where auction houses won’t take them.

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ABANDONED DONKEYS recovered by Keith Gantt and his wife Karla Gantt are seen in Athens, La., recently. Prolonged drought in the southern plains coupled with the nation’s economic slump has taken a heavy toll on the humble donkey. Across east Texas and north Louisiana, farmers whose grazing land has dried up have sold off herds of cattle, putting livestock-tending donkeys out of work and making it too expensive to keep those bought as pets or for other reasons. In the north Louisiana town of Athens, Keith Gantt, who rounds up loose livestock for the Claiborne Parish Sheriff's Office, has hundreds of donkeys he can’t give away. He’s had some for two years. “The last ones we tried His organization, the far as Montana and Minto sell, they brought the largest such group in the nesota to get it. Even if donkeys back to us. They U.S., normally takes in the weather allows a crop tried to get a $5 bid for about 400 donkeys and this year, the price isn’t both of them and couldn’t burros — small, feral likely to go down immediget a $5 bid,” Deputy Bill donkeys — a year. Since ately, he said. Pentecost, who wrangles March 2011, he said, the People often sneak stray livestock for the group has accepted donkeys onto somebody Williamson County Sher- nearly 800 donkeys aban- else’s land, he said. iff’s Office north of doned in Texas — 600 “They’ll drive a couple Austin, said last month. last year, 172 so far this counties over, look for a Texas has 1.4 million year. Some were aban- place where there’s a bad fewer cattle than it did a doned, some abused and part on a fence and kick year ago, a drop of 10.5 some caught in roundups them onto somebody percent. of herds on federal lands. else’s property. I get a call “Texas has large, large, The drought, the econ- at least once a week from large, large ranches. As omy and the high price of somebody saying, ‘I woke the wells dried up and hay have forced ranchers up and found donkeys on grazing’s gone down, ani- across the state to sell off my property.’” mals are coming up to the their livestock. Meyers Texas ranchers use fefence to eat. People are said he’s been paying male donkeys to guard realizing they’ve sold all $290 to $350 a ton for remote herds of livestock, their cattle … but they’ve hay, compared to a top said Kathy Dean, CEO got 20 donkeys,” Meyers price of $90 in normal and founder of Longhopes said earlier this year. times, and must send as Donkey Shelter in Ben-

nett, Colo. They’re docile, friendly, and don’t eat like a horse, she said. However, the animals are instinctively hostile to dogs and their cousins: wolves and coyotes. “They will bray, bare their teeth, run and chase, and attempt to bite and kick an intruder,” according to a Colorado State University fact sheet. In 1989, it said, 1,000 to 1,800 of 11,000 Texas sheep and goat producers used guard donkeys. While Peaceful Valley has about 1,850 rescued donkeys in Texas, California and Oklahoma, Longhopes has a total of about 40 at any one time. It’s among a handful of donkey rescues around the country, Meyers said. He said that out of the 772 Texas donkeys that Peaceful Valley has taken in, he’s been able to place only about 40 with adoptive owners. One reason is that most were uncastrated males — about eight of those for every female he’s rescued. Ranchers may keep females to guard their sheep, cattle or goats, but males are too aggressive, he said. Donkeys’ physiology makes them harder to castrate than horses, so the operation is more expensive. Gantt, a Claiborne Parish livestock farmer who works on contract for the sheriff’s office, blames U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., for the scores of donkeys he’s taking care of. Landrieu was among sponsors of a measure that shut down the nation’s only horsemeat processing plant by forbidding the U.S. Department of Agriculture to inspect such plants. It wasn’t renewed last year, after the Government Accountability Office reported that it seemed only to have moved the slaughter. About 100,000 horses a year had been killed at the last U.S. plant, and about that many were

being shipped to Mexico and Canada for slaughter. However, it doesn’t appear that many donkeys were ever slaughtered. A Colorado State University study published in 2001 found that of 1,348 animals surveyed at the three horse slaughterhouses then open, four were donkeys or mules. If those proportions were typical, 100,000 slaughtered equines might include 300 donkeys and mules. Given those numbers, “it stands to reason that other factors are responsible for the hundreds of abandoned donkeys,” Landrieu spokeswoman Erin Donar said. Landrieu said she plans to push for a bill that would forbid both horse slaughterhouses and exportation of horses for slaughter. Gantt contends that closing the slaughterhouses cut the base price for horses so low that there was even less market for donkeys. Turning Pointe Donkey Rescue in Dansville, Mich., usually has about 20 to 25 animals at a time, said president Sharon Windsor. She said she was recently asked if she could take 44 from Texas. The number was likely to increase because none of the jacks was castrated and “they’re all running around together,” she said. Nor was that the only problem. To be adoptable, donkeys must be friendly and trained. “Some of these donkeys are wilder than a March hare,” Windsor said. ——— Online: Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue: Donkey Longhopes S h e l t e r : Turning Pointe Donkey Rescue:

APPA: Annual pet spending reaches all-time high lion in 2010 to $3.79 billion in 2011. APPA President Bob Vetere said 2012 should be another banner year for services, predicting it would grow 8.4 percent to an estimated $4.11 billion in 2012. Owners are taking care of their pets, said Dr. Jessica Vogelsang, a San Diego veterinarian and author of “They are planning ahead. When they go on vacation, they want to make sure their pets are well cared for,” she said. Spending in 2011 was up 5.3 percent from 2010, when it totaled $48.35 billion, Vetere

said. He estimated 2012 sales would total $53 billion. In 2011, people spent $19.85 billion on food, $13.41 billion on vet care, $11.77 billion on supplies and over-thecounter medicines, $3.79 billion on other services and $2.14 billion on live animal purchases. In 2010, they spent $18.76 billion on food, $13.01 billion on vet care, $10.94 billion on supplies and over-thecounter medicines, $3.51 billion on other services and $2.13 billion on live animal purchases. Food sales did slow down, Vetere said, even though the 5.8 percent

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rom festivals to music and everything in between, Miami County will be alive with activity this summer. According to Diana Thompson, executive director of the Miami County Visitors and Convention Bureau, the county has been a destination spot for visitors for quite a while. “We’re known for some of the biggest family events and festivals in the region,” she said. “Events are located right in our wonderful, historic downtown communities. So when people are making their arrangements to come in for a visit, they should make a reservation at any number of our affordable hotels, enjoy dining at some of the best independently owned restaurants or even shop for that special, one-of-a-kind item.” Enjoying outdoor activities is simple too, Thompson said, because the county has an abundance of green space and trails. “Visit the Miami County Recreational Trail or any of the county parks, take a canal boat ride in Piqua or hike at Brukner,” Thompson said. “Or, listen to music in downtown Troy and find your own adventure on one of the rivers of Miami County.” The Miami County Fair — celebrating 164 years — in August has seen a spike in visitors and also continues to be a great family event to attend, she said. Whatever your taste, Thompson said she believes there is something for everyone to do this summer in Miami County. “Not only is this a great place

for a relaxing ride on the General Harrison of Piqua and relive the time when mules pulled boats at 4 miles per hour. For more information, call ( 800) 752-2619 or (937) 773-2522. • June 15-17 — Dog Show sponsored by Echo Hills Kennel Club of Ohio Miami County Fairgrounds, North County Road 25-A, Troy This American Kennel Club all breed dog show will be at the Miami County Fairgrounds. Friday is breed specific specialties only. Saturday and Sunday averages more than 1,000 dogs a day with breed representatives from more than 90 percent of the AKC recognized breeds. The organization offers conformation, obedience and rally. There is a large assortment of vendors that cater to everything that a dog needs and some items for their owners as well. For more information, call (937) 947-2059 or visit Children compete in a Kid’Athalon at the Troy Memorial Stadium during the Troy Strawberry Festival. • June 15 — Troy Streets Piqua Garden & Antique Show to live and work, but we ask Alive! 1058 Knoop Road, Troy people to come discover that it’s Downtown Troy John Johnston’s family home Purveyors of plants, flowers, a great place to come visit for a Downtown Troy will come antiques, vintage garden acces- will come alive with games and alive from 5-9 p.m. with stores few days,” she said. activities enjoyed in days past. sories and local artisans, surThe staff at the Miami open late and sidewalk enterThe Dayton Dulcimer Society County Visitors and Convention round a 19th century cottage. tainment spanning eight blocks. Food also is available. Admission will present traditional music Bureau have compiled a list Visitors will hear live music at is $5. For more information call and other activities throughout several street locations and see below — or at visitmiami the day Saturday. Also on June — of upcoming sum- (937) 335-1904. art in progress as painters, pot11, the Ohio Village Muffins • June 9 — Canal Music mer events. ters and others transform the return 1860s baseball to the Fest • June 1-3 — Troy sidewalks into outdoor studios. Johnston Farm at 1 and 5:30 Tipp City Park Strawberry Festival Local shops and restaurants will p.m. At 5:30 p.m. June 12, the The third annual Canal Downtown Troy offer specials and entertainment Troy Civic Band will offer an Music Fest will feature Parrots for the entire family. For more old-fashioned band concert on Savor each and every wonder- of the Caribbean. Concessions information, visit the lawn, just like in days past. or call and the beer garden open at ful bite of a strawberry treat 6:30 p.m. This event is free. For Lunch will be available on site while exploring the numerous (937) 339-5455. both days. Allow enough time to arts and crafts booths, enjoy the more information contact the • June 16 — 29th annual visit the Johnston’s home to Downtown Tipp City soulful sounds of live music or West Milton Triathlon Partnership at www.downtown- learn how the family lived, take compete in a variety of skilled West Milton Municipal Park in the Historic Indian and Canal games or events throughout the An athletic contest consisting • June 9-10 — Family Days Museum to gain insight to the weekend. Admission is free, of a 4-mile canoe, 5-mile run and lives of the first people who at the Johnston Farm shuttles available. Call (937) 17 miles of biking. Teams of two called Ohio home, and don’t forJohnston Farm and Indian 339-7714 for more information. get to include time in your day Agency, 9845 N. Hardin Road, • June 8-9 — Lost Creek • See SUMMER on B2

UPCOMING IN TROY TROY — This summer’s musical and event line-up in Troy will include a host of events, according to Karin Manovich, executive director of Troy Main Street. Music will include everything from Troy students, to the Troy Civic Band taking the stage and out-of-town performers bringing their specific sounds. The following is a list of events set for the Troy community: May 16 — Concert eighth grade band, picnic on the plaza — Prouty Plaza at 11:45 a.m. May 21 — Concert, THS Jazz

Band, picnic on the plaza — Prouty Plaza at 11:45 a.m. May 22 — Concert, seventh grade band, picnic on the plaza — Prouty Plaza at 11:45 a.m. May 24 — Concert, seventh grade band, picnic on the plaza — Prouty Plaza at 11:45 a.m. May 27 — Concert, Troy Civic Band — Prouty Plaza at 7 p.m. June 8 — Concert, Neil Diamond Tribute Band — Prouty Plaza at 7:30 p.m. June 15 — Troy Streets Alive — Prouty Plaza and Downtown from 5-9 p.m.

June 17 — Concert, Troy Civic Band — Prouty Plaza at 7 p.m. June 22 — Concert, Cincinnati Symphony — Prouty Plaza — Public Square at 8 p.m. June 23-Sept. 15 — Farmers Market — South Cherry and West Main streets, from 9 a.m. to noon June 29 — Concert, Bill Foley Band — Prouty Plaza at 7:30 p.m. July 4 — July 4th Parade — Ridge/Race/Grant streets at 9 a.m. July 4 — Fireworks — Levee July 13 — Concert, The Fries — Prouty Plaza at 7:30 p.m.

July 20 — Concert, The Floorwalkers — Prouty Plaza at 7:30 p.m. July 27 — Concert, Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp — Prouty Plaza at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 — Concert, Berachah Valley — Prouty Plaza at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 — National Night Out — Troy Community Park from 5:30-9 p.m. Aug. 10 — Concert, Dulahan — Prouty Plaza at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 — Concert, Troy Civic Band — Prouty Plaza at 7 p.m.

Aug. 18 — Festival of Nations — Levee area from 4-9 p.m. Aug. 19 — Mayors Concert, Dayton Philharmonic — Hobart Arena at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 — Concert, Air Force Band of Flight — Prouty Plaza, public square at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 — Troy Streets Alive — Prouty Plaza and downtown from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 2 — Concert, Troy Civic Band — Prouty Plaza at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 — Taste of Troy — Prouty Plaza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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It’s nothing new to go backstepping into May “What’s wrong with this weather?” the redheaded waitress at my favorite country café recently demanded. “Uhh-h…” I said, stalling for sufficient time to understand what I was about to get myself into. Ellyese isn’t someone you want to answer incorrectly — especially not when she’s emphasizing every word of her question by gesturing with a pot of hot coffee. “C’mon, Mister Outdoor Expert,” she said, glaring. “Tell me — how can it be 80 a month ago and this morning when I take the dog out it’s 32 freezing degrees!” “Dogwood Winter,” I blurted, never taking my eyes off that problematic coffee pot. “That’s right!” chimed in Everett, one of my three table mates. “This cold snap is for sure just ol’ Dogwood Winter giving us the chilly send-off into May.” Ellyese looked at Everett, then at me, shook her head and stalked off to terrorize diners on the other side of the small restaurant. “Well,” somebody said, “that was close.” “No defense like the truth,” Smoke, the third member of our

I could understand his puzzlement. The rest of us at the table grew up amid a heritage heavily influenced by deep-seated rural ways. When you live close to the land, you pay attention to such nuances as weather patterns. Our folks had, and they passed this awareness on to their offspring. Jim McGuire Spring’s weather is particuTroy Daily News Columnist larly important because it directs the planting season. Plant too soon, and a sudden breakfast party, offered. freeze can kill every tender new “Actually…” I mused, “now shoot. Plant too late and you that I’ve had a moment to think miss out on reaping maximum clearly — this would probably be harvest. more accurately termed Locust Spring’s transitional weather Winter. On the drive up here I is, of course, notorious for its noticed a lot of black locust trees capricious nature — especially are starting to bloom. Dogwood early on. You can wear short Winter would have come a cousleeves outdoors and get sunple of weeks back.” burned one day, and the next Burt, who loves the café’s need a parka and fear frostbite. buckwheat pancakes, and is Who among us hasn’t seen snow turning into a pretty good neoin April? phyte outdoorsman in spite of While March weather seldom spending the first half-century of tempts anyone into jumping the his life in the concrete and steel gun, a nice stretch of low-70s canyons of Akron, laid his syrup- days in mid-April can fool a dripping fork aside and stared, farmer into sticking out a few mystified, at each of us. tomatoes or beans along with “I have no idea what you fel- the onion sets and cabbage. las are talking about,” he said. The more prudent and weath-

er cognizant might reconsider. Wasn’t it about time for that usual cold spell? No question this has been a weird year weatherwise. Records have been set. No spring in my memory has been so unseasonably mild, or dry. The Stillwater is as low as it usually is in June. Who knows what’s ahead? But a bit of regressive cold weather about now is totally within character. It’s nothing new to go backstepping into May. My parents, like those of Smoke and Everett, and all country folks from the Southern-Appalachians, recognized various “little winters,” those brief seasonal regressions that occurred often enough that they acquired a name. In order of progression, the ones most frequently employed were Redbud Winter, Dogwood Winter, Locust Winter and Blackberry Winter. The different names reflect a phenological tie-in to the blooming time of common local plants — i.e., redbud, dogwood and locust trees, along with blackberry briars. Each plant’s bloom comes at a slightly different period in the unfolding spring.

Weather specialists call these fluctuations “singularities.” Before a singularity is given any sort of official sanction in the weatherman’s scientifically ordered world, it must happen at least 50 percent of the time. Probably the most widely acknowledged weather singularity is autumn’s Indian Summer. We explained all this to Burt. He nodded appreciatively as he worked his way though his flapjacks. “So,” he said finally, between bites, “you told Ellyese this was Dogwood Winter because the dogwood are still in bloom, but fading … when really, you should have called it Locust Winter because that’s the bloom that’s now in progress?” “Yup,” I said, pleased at his grasp of our folkloric lexicon. Smoke and Everett grunted similar affirmations. “Well,” Burt said, standing and placing a $5 bill atop his meal ticket, “I don’t know the difference between the two, especially since you say both trees have white flowers. But boys, I know I sure don’t want to be sitting at this table when that redheaded waitress finds out you’ve lied!”

Summer • Continued from B1 start at the West Milton Park and end at the park entrance. There is a registration fee to participate. Call (937) 698-0287 or visit for more information. • June 16 — Bradford Railroad Festival and Train Swap Meet The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum Festival and Train Meet will feature train layouts, model train and historical train vendors, children’s activities, entertainment, a garden train exhibit, speakers, workshops, demonstrations and food. Call (937) 5265559 or visit www.BradfordRRMuseum. org for more information. • June 16 — Miami County in Bloom — Master Gardener Tour There will be nine gardens on the tour this year. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at The Ohio State Extension Office in the Miami County Courthouse, Patterson’s Flowers of West Milton, Past Perfect Vintage Home & Garden of Tipp City, Lisa’s Perennial Flowers of Covington and Harmony Farms of Tipp City. For more information, call (937) 440-3551 or (937) 698-5680 • June 23 — Tipp City’s Antique & Artisan Show Downtown Tipp City, Main Street The ninth annual Antique & Artisan Show will be returning to Tipp City. Main Street will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to accommodate more than 80 participating merchants and artisans, who will display unique and collectible primitives, glassware, garden architectural items, furniture, vintage clothing and jewelry and other collectibles. Many local artists also will be participating, bringing their watercolors, oils, pottery, weaving, metal and wood forms, photography, “papers,” hand-embroidered items and jewelry.


Up-and-coming country star Hunter Hayes has been signed to perform Aug. 11 at the 2012 Miami County Fair. Other merchants will be doing ongoing, live demonstrations of their work techniques and be creating unique works of art. Some art will be in the form of music and dance throughout the day at a stage at the corner of Third and Main streets. For more information, visit, or call (937) 667-0883. The event is presented by the Downtown Tipp City Partnership and Midwest Memories Antiques. • July 6-8 — Miami County Shoot-Out Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25-A, Troy The Miami County Antique Power Association and the Miami County Fair Board will present the Miami County Shootout Tractor Pulls. For more information, visit www.

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Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St., Troy This figure and freestyle competition is part of the Future Champions Series and will host more than 300 participants from throughout the U.S. For more information, call (937) 339-8521 or visit www. . • Aug. 10-16 — Miami County Fair Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25-A, Troy Celebrating Miami County’s rich agricultural heritage, the Miami County Fair is a timeless tradition and a great family favorite. The week-long event consists of competitions, entertainment, harness racing, tractor pulls, art exhibits, games and rides, animals and food. Daily ticket is $5, season ticket is $20. This year’s main grandstand concert is Hunter Hayes at 8 p.m. Aug. 11. Tickets go on sale May 12 by calling (937) 335-7492 or by going to the website. To pick your tickets in person, visit the fair office beginning May 19. Visit www.MiamiCountyOhioFa for more information. • Aug. 10-11 — Miami Valley Music Fest Troy-Eagles Campground, 2252 TroyUrbana Road, Troy The 2012 Miami Valley Music Fest will offer attendees a full weekend of music, camping and fun to raise funds for local charities. Live music from more than 12 bands will provide an eclectic mix of rock, country, funk, blues, bluegrass and reggae from the region’s best musical acts. Pre-sale tickets for the weekend can be purchased online at www.MiamiValleyMusicFe for $15. Tickets will be $25 at the door for both days and $15 for Saturday only. Primitive camping will be available for $5 per night through the Troy Eagles Campgrounds, and coolers are permitted in

the festival area. For more information, visit www.MiamiValleyMusic • Aug. 11 — An Evening of Feasting and Canawling Johnston Farm and Indian Agency, 9845 N. Hardin Road, Piqua Enjoy a relaxing dinner in the Historic Indian and Canal Museum. Guests will then continue their evening with a twilight ride on the replica canal boat General Harrison of Piqua as it plies the entire length of our restored stretch of the Miami and Erie Canal. Passengers will be entertained with music and stories as they experience the canal from an entirely different perspective. This opportunity is offered once each season and is a reservation only event. Call (800) 752-2619 or (937) 773-2522 to reserve a spot. For more information, visit www.Johnston • Sept. 1-3 — Piqua Heritage Festival Johnston Farm and Indian Agency, 9845 N. Hardin Road, Piqua Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday The Piqua Heritage Festival celebrates early American activities, including apple butter making, broom making, candle dipping, butter churning, tin punch and more. The smells of home cooking permeates the air as visitors explore the 1870s encampment, participate in traditional crafts and skills demonstrations and laugh at the old melodrama performances. Admission is $3. Call (800) 752-2619 or visit www.PiquaHeritage for more information. • Sept. 14-16 — WACO Celebration & Fly-In WACO Air Museum and Learning Center, 1865 S. County Road 25A, Troy

WACO owners fly their aircraft back to Troy, the site of their manufacture. Come and see these aircraft close up and talk to the people who restore, maintain and fly these machines. Tour the newly renovated WACO Air Museum, enjoy food, and for an additional fee, take a ride in an open cockpit biplane. For more information, call (937) 335-9226 or visit Admission is $8 for adults , $4 for those 7-17 and free of children under 7. Free parking. • Sept. 22-23 — Troy Animal Show and Swap Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25-A, Troy Now re-energized, this event will feature every kind of flea market treasure you can imagine plus exotic animals, poultry and other farm animals. Plenty of vendor areas, campgrounds food and lots of shady areas for taking a break between swapping and selling action. Admission is $3 and free children 12 and younger are free. For more information, call (937) 3721332 or visit • Sept. 28-30 — Tipp City Mum Festival At one time, Tipp City was known for growing a large variety of mums. The festival celebrates this heritage, and the hometown pride instilled in the community. A parade strolls down historic Main Street and directly into the community park where arts, crafts, games and entertainment are abundant. The weekend will include a Friday night cruise-in and Saturday parade. Live entertainment will be available both Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call Tipp Monroe Community Services at (937) 667-8631 or visit www.tmcom or www.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two years after Charleston became a yearround cruise destination, the arguments over the liners and their impact on this historic city continues unabated. It’s a debate that has led to a lawsuit, conflicting economic studies, dueling billboard messages and emotions that run high. Supporters say the cruises provide jobs, pour millions into the city’s economy and are being managed appropriately.

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“watch status,” saying it could make the organization’s list of endangered places because of threats from the growing industry. In the past, Charleston hosted only a handful of seasonal cruises. But Carnival Cruise lines permanently based its 2,056 passenger liner Fantasy in Charleston two years ago, giving the city a year-round industry. Now the South Carolina State Ports Authority plans to create a new $35 million cruise terminal.



Sunday, April 29, 2012


Safer ground: lots of options for play surfaces BY MELISSA KOSSLER DUTTON Associated Press


In this undated photo released by Lowe’s, rubber mulch and a Swing N Slide play set is seen at an unknown location. Safety experts say using mulch or other approved surfaces under a play set can reduce injuries to children. shredded rubber for equipment up to 7 feet high. For sand or pea gravel, the commission recommends at least a 9-inch layer for equipment up to 5 feet. Mulch — either wood or rubber — is a better choice than sand or gravel because it provides more shock absorption, said Rick Jess, vice president of merchandising for lawn and gardening at Lowe’s headquarters in Mooresville, N.C. Wood mulch is less expensive

No clean slate Even after bankruptcy, trapped by student debt BY JUSTIN POPE Associated Press The misfortunes that brought schoolteachers Devin and Sarah Stang and their four young children to bankruptcy and the loss of their house and a car in the process were their own unique story. They bought the house at just the wrong time. There were heavy medical expenses when, at five months pregnant, she delivered stillborn twins. And their money woes go back further: When Sarah’s college softball team pressured her to drop classes she wanted to take, she quit, lost her scholarship and had to make up the difference with loans. Devin, too, borrowed to get a master’s degree. Then they struggled amid school layoffs near their Sandusky home. Now, the Stangs just want a truly clean slate, financially. But even the ordeal of bankruptcy won’t give it to them, and the reason is a common one: Much of their debt comes from private student loans. Virtually any other kind of debt, including medical bills, mortgage, credit cards and car loans, even gambling losses, can be discharged in bankruptcy, allowing the “honest but unlucky” a chance to restore their footing through an arduous restructuring overseen by a court. But under a 2005 law passed by Congress to protect lenders, private student loans fall under the same nearly-impossible-toclear category as child support payments and criminal fines. “It’s a huge part of why the younger generations are here now,” said the Stangs’ bankruptcy lawyer, Matthew Barrett, whose busy office in Amherst, west of Cleveland, belies stories about the improving economy. He estimates half his clients have problems with student debt. To advocates for student borrowers, the law is infuriating, counter-productive and if intended to ensure lenders would be willing to make loans to students, demonstrably unnecessary. They see

changing it as among the most effective, and least costly, ways to help those most seriously burdened by student debt, without giving a break to those for whom it’s manageable. Yet despite a voluble national conversation on student debt, the issue has gotten comparatively little attention. At stops in three swing states this week, President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to head off a scheduled doubling in federal Stafford loan rates, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Changing that law could save more than 7 million new borrowers on average $1,000 a year, according to the White House. But this across-theboard benefit for current college students would do nothing for older borrowers already in trouble. Acting without Congress, the Obama administration has implemented a series of protections for those pressed to pay back federal loans, such as income-based repayment and a public-service loan forgiveness program — steps lauded by advocates for borrowers. However, the president appears never to have directly addressed a proposal by Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Illinois, to overturn the 2005 law on private loans. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner recently told Durbin the dischargeability proposal had “some merit” and that the administration wanted to work with him to expand the protections it has implemented for federal student loans into the private market. Regardless, the bill has little chance of passing the divided Congress in an election year. “There’s a special circle of bankruptcy hell for these kinds of debts,” said Rich Williams, higher education advocate with the group US PIRG, which lobbies on student loan issues. “It’s not that students are asking for extra protections. We’re asking for the same protections entitled to every other form of consumer debt.”

than rubber, but it decomposes and fades and has to be added to each year, he said. Rubber mulch, which is increasingly popular, lasts much longer. It also is more than double the price of traditional mulch, he said. “It holds its color,” he said. “It doesn’t wash away. It doesn’t decompose.” Although cheaper than mulch, sand and pea gravel have become less popular surfaces for backyard

play sets because they don’t stay put as well, added Ace Hardware’s Lou Manfredini in Chicago. “With sand and pea gravel, it’s a mess issue. Sand moves around the yard quite a bit and can even get tracked into the house on kids’ shoes,” said the Ace Home Expert. “Rubber mulch has gotten quite popular over the last 10 years. It tends to look good longer.” Regardless of what surface

SCHOOL MENUS • BETHEL Monday — Elementary only: Dominos pizza. High school only: Grilled cheese, tomato soup, carrot sticks with dip, choice of fruit, milk. Tuesday — Corn dogs, green beans, choice of fruit, milk. Wednesday — Rib-BQue sandwich, peas, choice of fruit, milk. Thursday — Chicken pattie on a whole wheat bun, salad, choice of fruit, milk. Friday — Pizza, broccoli, choice of fruit, milk. • BRADFORD SCHOOLS Monday — Chicken mashed potato bowl or peanut butter and jelly, corn, fruit cup, dinner roll, milk. Tuesday — Not available. Wednesday — Not available. Thursday — Not available. Friday — Not available. • COVINGTON SCHOOLS Monday — Hot dog, baked beans, fruit juice, milk. Tuesday — Chicken hip dipper, broccoli and cheese, pineapple, Teddy Grahams, milk. Wednesday — Ravioli, cheese cup, green beans, peaches, breadstick, milk. Thursday — Personal pan pizza, corn, baked apples, milk. Friday — Soft pretzel, cheese sauce, yogurt, carrots with dip, assorted fruit, milk. • MIAMI EAST SCHOOLS Monday — Sausage egg muffin, hash browns, cheese slice, applesauce, milk. Tuesday — Macaroni and cheese, mixed vegetables, bread sticks, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Sandwich, soup, crackers, fruit, cookie, cheese stix, milk. Thursday — Broasted chicken, butter bread, peas, fruit, milk. Friday — Pizza, salad, Goldfish, fruit, milk. • MILTON-UNION ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday — Stuffed crust cheese pizza, green beans, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Chicken Fryz with sauce, roll, broccoli, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Hot dog or coney dog on a bun, french fries, fruit, milk. Thursday — Sausage pattie, french toast with syrup, fruit, milk. Friday — Taco salad with Doritos, meat, lettuce, cheese and sauce, corn, fruit, milk.

• MILTON-UNION HIGH SCHOOL Monday — Pepperoni pizza, broccoli, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Fiesta Stix with lettuce, cheese and sauce, corn, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Chicken quesadilla with salsa, broccoli, fruit, milk. Thursday — Peppered chicken strip wrap with lettuce, cheese and sauce, fruit, milk Friday — Bosco bread stix with sauce, California blend vegetables, fruit, milk. • NEWTON SCHOOLS Monday — Dinosaur nuggets, whole wheat dinner roll, green beans, juice bar, milk. Tuesday — Corn dog mins, Goldfish Grahams, corn, diced peaches, milk. Wednesday — French toast sticks, sausage patties, carrots with dip, orange juice, milk. Thursday — Nachos and cheese with taco meat, peas, diced pears, milk. Friday — Assorted entrees, assorted vegetables, assorted fruit, milk. • PIQUA CITY SCHOOLS Monday — Southwestern pizza, fruit juice, tossed salad, applesauce, milk. Tuesday — Hamburger, lettuce, tomato, pickle, french fries, mixed fruit, milk. Wednesday — Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup, Goldfish crackers, potato smiles, peaches,

milk. Thursday — Chicken fajita with lettuce, cheese and salsa, green beans, pears, milk. Friday — Choice of sandwich, yogurt, baby carrots, fruit cup, bag of cookies, milk. • ST. PATRICK Monday — Hot dog/coney dog, baked beans, potato chips, pears, milk. Tuesday — French toast, sausage, hash browns, cantaloupe, milk. Wednesday — Hamburger with cheese, french fries, pineapple, pudding, milk. Thursday — Grilled chicken, rice, peas, butter bread, apple slices, milk. Friday — Walking tacos, salad, salsa, peaches, milk. • TROY CITY SCHOOLS Monday — Tony’s cheese pizza, green beans, Scooby Doo Snacks, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Salisbury steak sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Chicken fryz, corn bread, peas, fruit, milk. Thursday — Nachos grande with meat and cheese, lettuce cup, sherbet cup, milk. Friday — Yogurt, Bosco Stick, California vegetable medley, fruit, milk. • TIPP CITY HIGH SCHOOL Monday — Dominos

pizza or coney dog on a bun, baked beans, choice of fruit, milk. Tuesday — Cheeseburger on a bun, baked smiley fries, choice of fruit, milk. Wednesday — Mini corn dogs, California vegetable blend, choice of fruit, milk. Thursday — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, choice of fruit, biscuit, milk. Friday — Bosco pizza sticks, fresh broccoli, choice of fruit, milk. • UPPER VALLEY CAREER CENTER Monday — Seasoned baked fish or hamburger, whole grain brown and wild rice, California blend, assorted fruit, multi-grain bun or roll, milk. Tuesday — Taco salad or chicken fajita with lettuce, tomato and salsa, refried beans, assorted fruit, milk. Wednesday — Pizza or quesadilla, fresh broccoli and dip, assorted fruit, milk. Thursday — Chicken and noodles or chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, pumpkin custard, multigrain roll, milk. Friday — Grilled cheese or BBQ rib, tomato soup, green beans, assorted fruit, multi-grain bun, milk.


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Joshua Barry knows that wipeouts are inevitable when children are climbing and sliding on outdoor play sets. So he placed shredded rubber under and around the climbing toys his two children use in the backyard of their Aurora, Ohio, home. “It gives me peace of mind knowing there’s a little bit of cushioning,” he said. Safety experts say it’s important to address the area around a swing set or climbing equipment. “Each year hundreds of thousands of children are treated in emergency rooms for playground injuries, and these are preventable,” said Dr. Brunilda Nazario, senior medical editor at WebMD, a health information website. The key to avoiding injuries is adding surface materials that will cushion a fall, said Kate Carr, president of Safe Kids, a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Asphalt and concrete are too hard, as are grass and turf, Nazario said, since normal wear and tear destroys their quality and absorption properties. Good options include rubber mulch, wood mulch, sand, fine gravel or safety-tested rubber mat, which are more forgiving than grass and dirt are when a child falls, Nazario said. How deep you should lay the ground material depends on what you use and how high the play equipment is. The U.S. Product Safety Commission recommends using at least 9 inches of mulch or

parents choose, Manfredini suggests first installing a weed protection barrier — a durable fabric that prevent weeds from growing up through the ground cover. He recommends against using weed killers near play sets. Parents also should carefully choose the location of their set, Nazario said. She recommends shady areas where the ground is level and there are no low-hanging branches or wires. Play set safety tips: Place the equipment at least 6 feet in all directions away from obstructions such as fences, buildings, trees, electric wires or laundry lines. Keep as far away as possible from streets and driveways. Consider erecting a fence between the equipment and traffic. Maintain equipment properly, following manufacturer’s guidelines. Check often to make sure bolts are tightly anchored, and cut off or cap protruding bolt ends, which can cause cuts or catch on clothing. Caps or nuts should be flush with the surface, with no gaps or spaces that could create a hook. Inspect wood equipment for splinters and cracks. It’s also a good idea to round off edges of wood with a sander. Sand it and apply a wood sealer according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Make sure hooks and chains on swings aren’t worn or too rusty. Don’t allow a free-swinging rope on equipment or trees. Loose ropes can form a loop or noose and strangle a child. Ropes that are securely anchored to the ground are OK as long as they aren’t frayed.


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‘Music is the heartbeat’ New Orleans festivals booming as Jazz Fest begins NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Hurricane Katrina scattered New Orleans residents and its musicians across the country, many wondered if the best days of New Orleans music had drowned with the city. But if its music festivals are any indication, New Orleans is proving its music scene is waterproof. New Orleans festivals are as strong as they’ve ever been, and at least one is bigger than before Katrina hit in 2005. French Quarter Festival, which took place in mid-April, started almost 30 years ago as a small festival for locals. But in recent years, has blossomed into a roughly $300 million moneymaker for the city. It brings in some 500,000 music fans each year, as does the upcoming New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest. The French Quarter Festival is also the unofficial start of spring festival season in south Louisiana, when the revelry of Mardi Gras and chill of winter end, giving way to flip-flops, floppy hats and folding chairs toted by music lovers from across the globe. Jazz Fest spans two weekends, April 27-29 and May 3-6, at the Fair Grounds racing track, followed by New Orleans Cajun-Zydeco Festival in June, Essence Music Festival in July, Satchmo Summerfest in August and the Voodoo Music Experience in October. There are countless other festivals throughout south Louisiana packed between the months of April and October, among them Bayou Country Superfest in Baton Rouge, La., and Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette, La. “We’re just experiencing good times,” said Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, who was handpicked to perform for President Obama and his family at the White House in February. He also worked on the album, “Rebirth of New Orleans,” that this year landed Rebirth Brass Band a Grammy, making Rebirth the first New Orleansstyle brass band to win the honor. Andrews and Rebirth were among the acts featured at this month’s French Quarter Festival, and both are set to perform at Jazz Fest. “For New Orleans, the music is the heartbeat of everything,” Andrews said. “Now that we’re on the path to becoming stronger again, everything is just looking beautiful for us. It’s wonderful. I’m happy to be in New Orleans. I’m happy to be from here and be a New Orleans musician.” Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield says overcoming tragedy and coming out stronger on the other end is nothing new for New Orleans. The nearly 300year-old city has had to rebound from centuries of disasters including fires, plagues, hurricanes and most recently, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

IF YOU GO … • NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL: April 2729, May 2-6; http://www. • NEW ORLEANS CAJUNZYDECO FESTIVAL: June 9-10, cajun-zydeco • ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL: July 6-8, New Orleans, • SATCHMO SUMMERFEST: Aug. 2-5, New Orleans, summerfest/ • VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE: Oct. 26-28, New Orleans, 2011/ • BAYOU COUNTRY SUPERFEST: May 26-27, Baton Rouge, AP PHOTOS/GERALD HERBERT, FILE Fans cheer April 30, 2011, as rocker Jon Bon Jovi performs at the Louisiana Jazz and Heritage La., http://www.bayoucountry Festival in New Orleans. April marks the start of spring festival season in south Louisiana. As the rev- • FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL elry of Mardi Gras and chill of winter end, spring festivals usher in the flip-flops, floppy hats and foldDE LOUISIANE: April 25-29, ing chairs toted by music lovers from across the globe. Lafayette, La., http://www.festival RIGHT: Members of the Savoy Music Center of and blues, there’s no better Eunice place to find that than here in Saturday Cajun New Orleans,” said Ken Louis Jam respond to of Afton, Wis., while sipping a the crowd cold beer as a jazz band played while performin Jackson Square. ing at the “It kind of greases the skids Louisiana Jazz for Jazz Fest and all the other and Heritage music festivals,” said Ron Festival in New Ondechek Jr. of Denver, who Orleans. called himself an avid fan of the city’s festivals. “There’s lots of art, lots of people, lots of music. It’s just a great place to relax.” But the events are also big business. “Festival season is a lot of fun and a big draw, but in terms of dollars, it is a major economic impact to the city,” When you hear Dr. John, you’re said Kelly Schulz of the New listening to James Booker. Orleans Convention and When you listen to Ellis Visitors Bureau. Marsalis, you’re listening to “Visitors are here,” she said. James Black. You’re listening to “They’re staying in our hotels. all the folks who have come They’re eating in our restaubefore who may not even still rants. They’re shopping in our be here.” stores. They’re supporting other A festival, says Mayfield, is businesses too that people one of the best ways to celemight not think of, the bikes, brate and present to the world the shuttles, people that rent the city’s unique music, food, scooters around the city. There art and culture. are so many aspects to the “A lot of our music, primarily tourism industry, and when jazz music, comes from that you’ve got major festivals like outside way of being, the Mardi that, it really benefits the Gras Indians, the outside culentire city.” ture of what we do during More than 8 million people Carnival time,” Mayfield said. visit New Orleans annually, and A member of the Savoy Music Center of Eunice Saturday Cajun “We definitely have a unique music is the biggest draw after Jam plays the accordion April 30, 2011, at the Louisiana Jazz and position of knowing how to do Mardi Gras, particularly for Heritage Festival in New Orleans. outside stuff and knowing how international visitors, Schulz said. But there are many other Through it all, New Orleans loss of his father, Irvin Mayfield to do it really well.” French Quarter Festival attractions, including a vibrant Sr., who drowned when levees music has flourished and hard included more than 100 restaurant scene, the Audubon times have just been folded into failed during Katrina. Since Butterfly Garden and recently that storm, he’s been one of the Louisiana Cajun, zydeco, jazz the city’s history. expanded World War II “I think if you ask the ques- city’s biggest champions touting and blues acts on 22 stages strung throughout the historic Museum. An increase in marNew Orleans wherever he pertion, ‘Is that because of keting dollars from BP to the forms and has opened two clubs French Quarter in such places Katrina?’ I really think the as Jackson Square, the open-air city and state following the oil answer is ‘It’s despite Katrina,’” under the Mayfield name. “We all recognize we are part French Market and the grassy spill in 2010 have also helped Mayfield said. “This is what we boost tourism in the past two of a continuum,” Mayfield said. park space along the do. We would do this regardMississippi River. Visitors came years, Schulz said. “When you hear a note by less.” from all over. “The city,” she added, “is just Mayfield has said music con- Trombone Shorty, you’re hear“The diverse bands, the jazz really hot right now.” tinues to help him deal with the ing a note by Louis Armstrong.


Atlanta music fest lineup announced ATLANTA — Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, T.I. and Ludacris will headline two days of concerts in September at Atlanta’s Music Midtown. Organizers of the music festival announced on Tuesday that the event will take place at Piedmont Park. The musicians are slated to perform from Sept. 21-22. The two-day concert marks the second straight year Music Midtown will be held after a five-year break. Coldplay and Black Keys headlined the oneday festival last year. This year’s lineup also will feature Florence and The Machine, The Avett Brothers, Joan Jett, The Blackhearts, Girl Talk, Civil Twilight, LP and

O’Brother. Tickets go on sale April 28 and start at $100 for a two-day festival pass.

Hudson to open Taste of Chicago CHICAGO — Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan, Death Cab for Cutie and Dierks Bentley are among the headliners for this year’s Taste of Chicago. The annual food and music festival is July 11-15 in the city’s Grant Park along the shores of Lake Michigan. The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced the lineup Thursday for shows at the Petrillo Music Shell. This year those who want seats for performances will

Passengers can already drink site. Fat Tire and Coors Light on The Globe Corner Bookstore Frontier flights. was founded in 1982 and was one of the largest travel specialTravel bookstore ty retailers in the U.S. It closed its brick-and-mortar store in gets second life Cambridge in July 2011, but continued to sell via its website. BOSTON (AP) — The Globe Corner travel bookstore, which Travel bookstores were at one closed its Harvard Square loca- time an important retail niche, tion last summer, is getting a but only a handful have surFrontier offers second life with an independent vived the triple whammy of bookseller in Brookline, a sububiquitous chain bookstores Colorado beers urb of Boston. with large guidebook selections, Brookline Booksmith has DENVER — Frontier Airlines the explosion of travel informaopened a new “Globe Corner is asking passengers which tion on the Internet and easy Travel Annex” at its Coolidge Colorado beers to feature each online book ordering. Corner location, adding the month on its flights. “As the Globe Corner celeGlobe Corner’s trove of maps, This month’s choice is brates its 30th anniversary, it is between Dale’s Pale Ale, Upslope books, accessories and other a great pleasure to pass on its resources to its stock, with plans Pale Ale, Colorado Native, or legacy to an extraordinary local Crabtree Oatmeal Stout. Voting for future expansion in travel. bookseller that is marking its Brookline Booksmith is also ends May 15 and the winning 50th anniversary,” said Globe taking over the Colorado brew will be featured web- Corner founder Patrick Carrier. onboard starting June 1. have to buy $25 tickets. There will be 3,000 seats for sale starting in late May. More than 30,000 lawn seats will remain free. Oscar-winning Chicago native Jennifer Hudson will open the Taste on July 11. The festival will close with country star Dierks Bentley on July 15.



Sunday, April 29, 2012



Warning! Five classic shocker endings LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sci-fi thriller “Sound of My Voice,” starring Brit Marling as a mesmerizing cult leader, keeps its audience guessing as to her true intentions before wrapping up with an a-ha ending that could still be interpreted in a number of ways. It’s a bold and exciting move. And it got me thinking about other movies with famously stunning conclusions. Warning! Spoilers abound. In fact, all you’re going to get here are spoilers. So if you haven’t seen these movies and it’s hard to believe you haven’t keep reading at your own risk: “Citizen Kane” (1941): Rosebud is actually a sled. The word Charles Foster Kane whispers mysteriously at the beginning of the film is revealed again

at the end, painted on his childhood sled, which has been tossed in the furnace. Admit it, you never would have guessed that. “Planet of the Apes” (1968): The planet is actually Earth. As Charlton Heston laments, we’re maniacs, we blew it all up. Or as “The Simpsons” so brilliantly phrased it in the Troy McClure musical parody, “Oh my god, I was wrong/It was Earth all along.” “The Sixth Sense” (1999): Bruce Willis is actually dead. The first big M. Night Shyamalan twist remains the best big M. Night Shyamalan twist. Sure, if you go back and look for clues, AP PHOTO/SPYGLASS ENTERTAINMENT, RON PHILLIPS you can probably find some. But In this undated film image originally released by Spyglass the first time you saw this movie, Entertainment, Haley Joel Osment, left, and Bruce Willis appear in it was head-spinning. “Fight Club” (1999): Brad Pitt a scene from the film “The Sixth Sense,” a tale of a child who can and Edward Norton are actually see ghosts.

the same person. Tyler Durden is everything Norton’s character wants to be: sexy, charismatic, commanding and, most importantly, fearless. As Pitt puts it in the a-ha scene: “You were looking for a way to change your life. You could not do this on your own.” “Sleepaway Camp” (1983): The teenage girl killer is actually a boy. Now, this is the one movie on the list you may not have seen but it’s become a Bhorror classic. Counselors and kids alike are terrorized one summer in gory slasher fashion. When it turns out the killer is the shy, bullied camper Angela, it also turns out that Angela is really her brother Peter, who was thought to have died in a boating accident. The big reveal truly is a big reveal.

Evans feels the power of superheroes LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Evans could feel the power of “The Avengers” from the moment he stepped on set. Reprising his role as Captain America, the 30year-old actor joins Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury in the long-awaited Marvel superhero romp, in theaters May 4. Just seeing his co-stars in their costumes was exciting, Evans said especially on the first day of shooting with Downey and Hemsworth. “I’d never seen either one of them before in their outfits. Obviously I loved the ‘Iron Man’ movies and I had just seen ‘Thor’ in the theater like a week prior, and I remember coming to set and seeing both of them suited up and just thinking, I think my initial thought was, ‘God, I wish I could work with those guys,’” he said. “And the immediate afterthought was, ‘(Expletive) I am! I am! I’m in a suit too! I can’t believe this!’ So that was a really nice geek moment for me.” Downey, who already starred in two blockbuster “Iron Man” films, was like the leader of the pack, Evans said, establishing a warm feeling on set that fostered camaraderie among the cast. “He’s the reason these movies are happening: If Iron Man had not done well, obviously we would not be doing these movies,” he said. “He’s like the matriarch. He’s the dad. If he would have come to set with a different attitude or certain disposition, the fish could rot from the head down. I can’t say enough about the guy. He’s such an amazing man: His energy and his positivity and his friendliness and his charm, it just breeds allegiance, and as a result everyone just fell in line and it became a family right away, kind of thanks to him.” Evans is a superhero star in his own right. He debuted his character in last summer’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” which took in more than $368 million.


In this April 12 photo, cast member Chris Evans, from the upcoming film “The Avengers,” poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif. The film will be released in theaters on May 4. But he was happy to share the task of saving the planet with his fellow Avengers this time around. “With this movie, it’s such a load lifted coming to set going, ‘Look at all these Oscar nominees that I’m surrounded by,’” he said. “It’s like a dream summer camp or something.” Not so dreamy was packing 20 pounds of muscle onto his naturally slender frame. Evans spent hours in the gym and hours more eating protein a routine many of his co-stars followed to become superhero-size. “It’s such an uncomfortable feeling,” said a slim and bearded Evans, looking nothing like his character during a recent tour to promote the film. “When you get that big, your bones start aching in the mornings. All of a sudden, none of your suits fit.” Before production begins on the next Captain America film, Evans is taking on roles far from the comic-book world. He recently finished shooting “The Iceman,” in which he plays a hit man opposite Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder and James Franco. He was inspired to take the role because it’s nothing like his Captain America character, which he played in two consecutive movies. “It was like a year of playing this goody-twoshoes, and I just said man, I just want to go 180 degrees. I want to find the most polar opposite role I can find,” he said. “This guy’s it.”

In this April 17 file photo, from left, actors Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., and Mark Ruffalo, pose for photographers at a hotel during a photocall for the film “The Avengers” in Moscow, Russia. Billionaire genius Tony Stark had to learn to play well with others in “The Avengers” after two “Iron Man” films where he was the main attraction. So did Downey, though his path to superhero team player came without the fisticuffs and rivalries that Stark stumbles into with his fellow Avengers, who beat up on one another a bit before they figure out how to work as a group.

Downey’s Iron Man shows team spirit in ‘Avengers’ LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billionaire genius Tony Stark had to learn to play well with others in “The Avengers” after two “Iron Man” films where he was the main attraction. So did Robert Downey Jr., though his path to superhero team player came without the fisticuffs and rivalries that Stark stumbles into with his fellow Avengers, who beat up on one another a bit before they figure out how to work as a group. Downey’s had a long time to get ready for something beyond his close-up in the solo outings as Stark, the Marvel Comics superhero in a metal suit. The idea that Downey would become part of an ensemble of heroes was teased at the end of the first “Iron Man,” with “Avengers” producer and Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige steering such follow-ups as “Thor” and “Captain America: The First Avenger” toward that aim. “I had five years to prepare myself, because Kevin Feige and the Marvel team had been saying that it was kind of heading toward this,” Downey said. Opening in the United States on May 4 and a week earlier in some overseas markets, “The Avengers” casts Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, head of peacekeeping agency S.H.I.E.L.D., which rounds

Personally, the ‘Iron Man’ series so far has always been about making space for others and collaborating. It’s Tony’s quote-unquote story, but it’s always about all the folks we get around him who are kind of what make him interesting or give him someone or something to fight.

— Robert Downey Jr. up a dream team of good guys (Downey’s Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor, Chris Evans’ Captain America, Mark Ruffalo’s Incredible Hulk and Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye) to battle Thor’s evil brother (Tom Hiddleston), who plots to subjugate humanity. While it’s an all-star cast, Downey’s the megastar. But unlike the diva moments among Stark and some of the other alpha dogs of the Avengers, there was no big-footing among the performers, according to the actors and director Joss Whedon. Adjusting to ensemble life simply continued the path on which Stark and his healthy ego have been all along, Downey said. “Personally, the ‘Iron Man’ series so far has always been about making space for others and collaborating,” Downey said. “It’s Tony’s quote-unquote story,



but it’s always about all the folks we get around him who are kind of what make him interesting or give him someone or something to fight.” Stitching together so many characters and storylines could have turned into herding cats, but the communal structure meant no single actor had to carry the action all of the time. Everyone took turns at center stage, and each got to take welcome breathers during the long shoot, Downey said. “It was like a complicated pregnancy,” Downey said. “What was fun, this bit of WWE superhero tag-team wrestling, is where Hemsworth’s all beat up and he’s been shooting nights, and my character’s got the helmet closed, so I’m not there. Then he’s flying home to be with the missus, and I’m coming in to do a bunch of scenes with Ruffalo. I think everybody

really bought into the spirit of the thing.” Downey, 47, is preparing to shoot “Iron Man 3,” which is due in theaters in May 2013. The film reunites Downey with director Shane Black. He won’t disclose details, but Downey said the next installment is a “sort of storytelling that’s really in Shane’s wheelhouse, which is it doesn’t need to be quite as linear, and Tony definitely is brought out of his comfort zone. So there’s a lot of travel in this.” A third “Sherlock Holmes” movie also is in the works, with Downey’s great detective expected to travel to North America this time. Amid his two film franchises, Downey’s busy with a newborn son with his wife, producer Susan Downey, with whom he has formed a film production company. It’s uncertain whether Downey will be back as Stark after “Iron Man 3,” either in another solo film or a second “Avengers” tale. With his fourth Marvel flick getting under way, though, Downey said he feels he has a vested interest in the superhero business. “It’s dumb not to be open to possibilities, you know?” Downey said. “I kind of almost feel like a shareholder in the company, even sometimes more than an actor in the movies.”

Troy Civic Theatre Presents:

Carly Rae Jepsen 6. “What Makes You Beautiful,” One Direction 7. “Wild Ones (feat. Sia),” Flo Rida 8. “Starships,” Nicki Minaj 9. “Drive By,” Train 10. “Glad You Came,” The Wanted

Top Albums: 1. “Love Is a Four Letter Word,” Jason Mraz 2. “California 37,” Train 3. “Up All Night,” One Direction 4. “Making Mirrors,” Gotye 5. “Tuskegee,” Lionel Richie

6. “21,” ADELE 7. “Jack Johnson & Friends - Best of Kokua Festival,” Jack Johnson 8. “Pluto,” Future 9. “Overexposed,” Maroon 5 10. “Picture Show,” Neon Trees

"Ravenscroft" SCHEDULE SUNDAY 4/29 ONLY PIRATES! BAND OF SAFE (R) 11:50 2:10 MISFITS 3-D ONLY 4:30 7:10 9:50 (PG) 11:30 4:15 6:45 THE LUCKY ONE THE FIVE YEAR (PG-13) 11:40 2:15 ENGAGEMENT (R) 4:50 7:30 10:10 12:20 3:30 6:30 9:35 CHIMPANZEE (G) 12:10 THE RAVEN (R) 12:00 2:25 4:40 7:00 9:25 2:35 5:10 7:50 10:25 THREE STOOGES (PG) PIRATES! BAND OF 12:30 2:50 5:15 7:40 10:15 MISFITS 2-D ONLY THE HUNGER GAMES (PG) 1:50 9:10 (PG-13) 12:40 3:55 7:20 10:30

May 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12 Curtain: Fri. & Sat. 8:00p, Sun. 4:00p Call: 339-7700 For Ticket Reservations Barn in the Park Across from Hobart Arena


Top Songs: 1. “Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa),” Maroon 5 2. “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye 3. “We Are Young (feat. Janelle Mone),” Fun. 4. “Boyfriend,” Justin Bieber 5. “Call Me Maybe,”


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DATES TO REMEMBER more information, call 478-1401. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 • DivorceCare seminar and sup- and meeting at 5:30 p.m. port group will meet from 6:30-8 • Parenting Education Groups p.m. at Piqua Assembly of God will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Church, 8440 King Arthur Drive, Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 Piqua. Child care provided through E. Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and the sixth-grade. age-appropriate ways to parent chil• COSA, an anonymous 12-step dren. Call 339-6761 for more inforrecovery program for friends and mation. There is no charge for this family members whose lives have program. been affected by another person’s • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A compulsive sexual behavior, will Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the meet in the evening in Tipp City. For Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. more information, call 463-2001. Main St., Troy, use back door. • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will • Narcotics Anonymous, meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The Road, Troy. discussion meeting is open. • Sanctuary, for women who • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at have been affected by sexual 7 p.m. for open discussion in the 12 abuse, location not made public. Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Must currently be in therapy. For Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. more information, call Amy Johns at • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., 667-1069, Ext. 430 Westminster Presbyterian Church, • Miami Valley Women’s Center, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. Heights, offers free pregnancy test• AA, Living Sober meeting, ing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For open to all who have an interest in more information, call 236-2273. a sober lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., • Pilates for Beginners, 8:30-9:30 Westminster Presbyterian Church, a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Main St., Tipp City. For more inforPiqua. mation, call Tipp-Monroe • Narcotics Anonymous, Community Services at 667-8631 or Winner’s Group, will meet at 5 p.m. Celeste at 669-2441. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 Dorset Ave., Troy. Open discussion . p.m. at Ginghamsburg South • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Road 25-A, one mile south of the Church, 202 W. Fourth St., third main campus. floor, Greenville. • Al-Anon, “The Language of • Narcotics Anonymous, Never Letting Go, Women’s Al-Anon,” will Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First be at 6:45 p.m. at the Presbyterian Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., Church, Franklin and Walnut Sidney streets, Troy. Women dealing with • Teen Talk, where teens share an addiction issue of any kind in a their everyday issues through com- friend or family member are invited. munication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Troy View Church of God, 1879 TUESDAY Staunton Road, Troy. • Singles Night at The Avenue • Deep water aerobics will be will be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Each week, cards, noncompet- Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lccitive volleyball, free line dances and for more information and programs. free ballroom dance lessons. Child • Hospice of Miami County care for children birth through fifth “Growing Through Grief” meetings grade is offered from 5:45-7:45 p.m. are at 11 a.m. on the first, third and each night in the Main Campus fifth Tuesdays of each month, and 7 building. For more information, call p.m. the second and fourth 667-1069, Ext. 21. • A Spin-In group, practicing the Tuesdays and are designed to provide a safe and supportive environart of making yarn on a spinning ment for the expression of thoughts wheel, meets from 2-4 p.m. on the third Sunday at Tippecanoe Weaver and feelings associated with the and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp grief process. All sessions are availCity. All knitters are invited to attend. able to the community and at the Hospice Generations of Life Center, For more information, call 667550 Summit Ave., second floor, Troy, 5358. with light refreshments provided. No reservations are required. For more MONDAY information, call Susan Cottrell at Hospice of Miami County, 335-5191. • Christian 12 step meetings, • A daytime grief support group “Walking in Freedom,” are offered at meets on the first, third and fifth 7 p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. Generations of Life Center,, second • An arthritis aquatic class will be floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at support group is open to any grievLincoln Community Center, Troy. ing adults in the greater Miami Call 335-2715 or visit County area and there is no for more informapation fee. Sessions are facilitated tion and programs. by trained bereavement staff. Call • Zumba $5 sessions will be 573-2100 for details or visit the weboffered at 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln site at Community Cnter, Troy. Call 335• A children’s support group for 2715 or visit for any grieving children ages 6-11 more information and programs. years in the greater Miami County • AA, Big Book discussion meet- area will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. on ing will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity the first and third Tuesday evenings Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset at the Generations of Life Center, Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. second floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The discussion is open to the pubThere is no participation fee. lic. Sessions are facilitated by trained • AA, Green & Growing will meet bereavement staff and volunteers. at 8 p.m. The closed discussion Crafts, sharing time and other grief meeting (attendees must have a support activities are preceded by a desire to stop drinking) will be at light meal. Troy View Church of God, 1879 Old • Quilting and crafts is offered Staunton Road, Troy. from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday • AA, There Is A Solution Group at the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg St., Tipp City. Call 667-8865 for United Methodist Church, County more information. Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The dis• A Fibromyalgia Support group cussion group is closed (particiwill meet from 6:30-8 p.m. the first pants must have a desire to stop Tuesday at the Troy First United drinking). Methodist Church, 110 W. Franklin • AA, West Milton open discusSt., Troy, in Room 313. Enter from sion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd south parking lot. The support group Lutheran Church, rear entrance, is free. For more information, con1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, tact Aimee Shannon at 552-7634. handicap accessible. • The Concord Township Trustees • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will will meet at 10 a.m. on the first and meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room third Tuesday at the township buildat Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. ing, 2678 W. State Route 718. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion • The Miami Shelby Chapter of meeting is open. A beginner’s meet- the Barbershop Harmony Society ing begins at 7:30 p.m. will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene • Alternatives: Anger/Rage Street United Methodist Church, 415 Control Group for adult males, 7-9 W. Greene St., Piqua. All men interp.m., Miami County Shelter, 16 E. ested in singing are welcome and Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed visitors always are welcome. For are physical, verbal and emotional more information, call 778-1586 or violence toward family members visit the group’s Web site at and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at instead of confronting and how to Richards Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., act nonviolently with stress and Troy. Video/small group class anger issues. designed to help separated or • Mind Over Weight Total divorced people. For more informaFitness, 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin tion, call 335-8814. St., Troy. Other days and times • An adoption support group for available. For more information, call adoptees and birthmothers will meet 339-2699. on the first Tuesday of each month. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Call Pam at 335-6641 for time and Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran location. Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. • The Mental Health Association New members welcome. For more of Miami County will meet at 4 p.m. information, call 335-9721. on the first Tuesday in the confer• Troy Noon Optimist Club will ence room of the Tri-County Board meet at noon at the Tin Roof of Recovery & Mental Health, Stouder Center, 1100 Wayne St., restaurant. Guests welcome. For


Troy. Use the west entrance to the fourth floor. • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 p.m., Dettmer’s Daniel Dining Room. • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion Lutheran Church, Main and Third streets at 8 p.m. This is a closed discussion (participants must have a desire to stop drinking). • Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney Group, Presbyterian Church, corner North and Miami streets, Sidney. • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Open discussion. • An Intermediate Pilates class will be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Women’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 3396761 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, Just For Tuesday, will meet at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. This is an open discussion. • Narcotics Anonymous, Unity Group, 7 p.m., Freedom Life Ministries Church, 9101 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Open discussion. • Public bingo, license No. 010528, will begin with early birds at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 833, 17 W. Franklin St., Troy. Use the Cherry Street entrance. Doors open at 5 p.m. Instant tickets also will be available. • Public bingo — paper and computer — will be offered by the Tipp City Lumber Baseball organization from 7-10 p.m. at the West Milton Eagles, 2270 S. Miami St., West Milton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and concessions will be available. Proceeds will benefit the sponsorship of five Little League baseball teams. For more information, call 543-9959. • DivorceCare will be every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, State Route 55 and Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is open to men and women. For more information, call Patty at 440-1269 or Debbie at 3358397. • Christian 12-Step, 7-8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus.

WEDNESDAY • Skyview Wesleyan Church, 6995 Peters Road, Tipp City, will offer a free dinner at 6:15 p.m. Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • The “Sit and Knit” group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358. • Grandma’s Kitchen, a homecooked meal prepared by volunteers, is offered every Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. in the activity center of Hoffman United Methodist Church, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, one block west of State Route 48. The meal, which includes a main course, salad, dessert and drink, is $6 per person, or $3 for a children’s meal. The meal is not provided on the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s. • An Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Church of the Nazarene, 1200 Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is for anyone dealing with dementia of a loved one. For more information, call Darla York at 335-3651. • The Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club, 1830 Peters Road, Troy. Non-members of Kiwanis are invited to come meet friends and have lunch. For more information, contact Bobby Phillips, vice president, at 335-6989. • The Troy American Legion Post No. 43 euchre parties will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 339-1564. • AA, Pioneer Group open discussion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Enter down the basement steps on the north side of The United Church Of Christ on North Pearl Street in Covington. The group also meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday night and is wheelchair accessible. • AA, Serenity Island Group will meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster

Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion is open. • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 p.m. for closed discussion, Step and Tradition meeting, in the 12 Step Room, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Use the alley entrance, upstairs. • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Men’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • A Domestic Violence Support Group for Women will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16. E. Franklin St., Troy. Support for battered women who want to break free from partner violence is offered. There is no charge for the program. For more information, call 3396761. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Children’s Creative Play Group will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. School-age children will learn appropriate social interactions and free expression through unique play therapy. There is no charge for this program. More information is available by calling 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Spirit of Recovery, Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 9100 N. Main St., State Route 48, between Meijer and Samaritan North. For other meetings or information, call 252-6766 or (800) 589-6262, or visit the Web site at • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • A Pilates Beginners group matwork class will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Safe People, 7-8:30 p.m., Ginghamsburg Church, SC/DC 104. Find guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from friendships to co-workers, family or romance. Learn to identify nurturing people as well as those who should be avoided. Call Roberta Bogle at 667-4678 for more information. • Boundaries, 7-8:30 p.m., Ginghamsburg Church, ARK 200. A 12-week video series using Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Offers practical help and encouragement to all who seek a healthy, balanced life and practice in being able to say no. For more information, call Linda Richards at 667-4678. • The Temple of Praise Ministries will serve hot lunches from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday at 235 S. Third St., Tipp City. • A free employment networking group will be offered from 8-9 a.m. each Wednesday at Job and Family Services, 2040 N. County Road 25A, Troy. The group will offer tools to tap into unadvertised jobs, assistance to improve personal presentation skills and resume writing. For more information, call Steven Kiefer at 570-2688 or Justin Sommer at 440-3465.

cafeteria of the former Dettmer Hospital. The lead meeting is open. For more information, call 3359079. • AA, Spirituality Group will meet at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Troy. The discussion is open. • Health Partners Free Clinic will offer a free clinic on Thursday night at the clinic, 1300 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Registration will be from 5:30-7 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The clinic does not accept medical emergencies, but can refer patients to other doctors and can prescribe medication. Call 332-0894 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, NAIOU, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Preschool story hours will be from 10-11 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. • Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Tipp City. For more information, call 552-7082.

FRIDAY • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • A “Late Night Knit” meeting will be from 7-10 p.m. on the first and third Friday at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358. • AA, Troy Friday Morning Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m. in the Salvation Army, 129 South Wayne St., Piqua. Use parking lot entrance, held in gym. • Narcotics Anonymous, Clean and Free, 8 p.m., Dettmer Hospital, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Open discussion. Fellowship from 78 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 9-10 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 667-2441. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • A singles dance is offered every Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Christopher Club, Dixie Highway, Kettering, sponsored by Group Interaction. The dance is $6. For more information, call 640-3015 or visit • Christian Worship Center, 3537 S. Elm Tree Road, Christiansburg, hosts a Friday Night Bluegrass Jam beginning at 7 p.m. each Friday. Homemade meals are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants may bring instruments and join in. A small donation is requested at the door. For more information or directions, call 857-9090 or 631-2624.


• Instructional boxing (fundamentals and techniques) classes will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • Recovery Too Al-Anon meetings are offered at 8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Church, main campus, Room 117, S. County Road 25A, Tipp City. • AA, Men’s Meeting will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new First Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Road and State Route 41. The meeting is closed (members must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, Troy Winners Group will meet at 8:30 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy for discussion. The meeting is open. THURSDAY • AA, Troy Beginners Group meets at 7 p.m. in the 12 Step • Deep water aerobics will be Room at the Trinity Episcopal offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. Community Center, 110 Ash St., This is an open discussion meeting. Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lcc• Weight Watchers, Westminster for more information and Presbyterian, Piqua, meeting at 9 programs. a.m., weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. • An open parent-support group • Pilates for Beginners will be at 7 p.m. at Corinn’s Way (Introduction), 9:15-10:15 a.m. at 27 Inc., 306 S. Dorset Road, Troy. 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more • Parents are invited to attend information, call Tipp-Monroe the Corinn’s Way Inc. parent supCommunity Services at 667-8631 or port group from 7-8:30 p.m. each Celeste at 669-2441. Thursday. The meetings are open • Narcotics Anonymous, discussion. Saturday Night Live, 8 p.m., St. • Tipp City Seniors gather to play John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. cards prior to lunch every Thursday Water St., Sidney. at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp • Relapse Prevention Group, City. At noon will be a carry-in lunch 5:30-6:45 p.m. at The Avenue, and participants should bring a cov- Room 504, at Ginghamsburg Main ered dish and table service. On the Campus, 6759 S. County Road 25third Thursday, Senior A. Independence offers blood pressure • The Next Step, a worship celeand blood sugar testing before bration for people on the road to lunch. For more information, call recovery, 7 p.m. at Ginghamsburg 667-8865. Main Campus Sanctuary, 6759 S. • Best is Yet to Come open AA County Road 25-A. meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal • Yoga classes will be offered Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. from 10-11 a.m. at the First United • AA, Tri-City Group meeting will Church of Christ, Troy. The public is invited. take place 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the





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In this book cover image released by Algonquin Books, “A Wedding in Haiti,” by Julia Alvarez, is shown.

Alvarez crosses borders for ‘A Wedding in Haiti’ BY JENNIFER KAY AP Book Reviewer “A Wedding in Haiti” (Algonquin Books), by Julia Alvarez: Wedding invitations are meant to be joyous proclamations, but Julia Alvarez received one in 2009 that she had hoped would never come. A casual promise to attend a young employee’s wedding was suddenly, firmly, expected to be fulfilled, but doing so required a trip to Haiti, a place the Dominican-American writer never intended to explore. “A Wedding in Haiti” is Alvarez’s account of how she reluctantly visited the other side of her parents’ homeland and found family connections in spite of language and circumstance. The Dominican Republic shares the Caribbean island of Hispanola with Haiti, but Alvarez, known for exploring her heritage in her writing, including her novel “How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents,” never crossed the border until Piti’s wedding. Alvarez met the Haitian teen called “Piti” for his small size in 2001. He had come to the Dominican Republic to find work, and over the years he became like a son to Alvarez and her husband, who run a coffee farm in the country’s mountains. In 2009, he invited Alvarez and her husband to his wedding in northwestern Haiti. The next year, Alvarez drove Piti and his wife back to their families to check in after a catastrophic earthquake leveled much of Haiti’s capital, throwing the small, vulnerable country into greater uncertainty. “A Wedding in Haiti” is an open-eyed view of Haiti before and after the earthquake. Alvarez has no agenda for her visits, other than attending to people she considers family; she’s not a missionary, she’s not a journalist, she’s not there to save anyone or rail against foreign policy. Her small traveling group packed in her husband’s pickup truck lacks a security detail. “We’re just here to look,” Alvarez tells someone who inquires about what a white couple is doing in a Haitian bakery on their own. Though Alvarez is naive about what it takes to survive in Haiti and navigate its border with the Dominican Republic, her lack of cynicism leaves her open to the small but not insignificant victories of ordinary life: the sweetness of fruit that seemed too scrawny in the basket, the tidy order of a dirt yard freshly swept in the morning, the box of spaghetti that had to be delivered by car, not on foot, because a homecoming is a kind of ceremony.

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King blows it in ‘Wind Through the Keyhole’ grips, his friends Susannah, Eddie and Jake, even billy bumbler Oy and it’s a real “The Wind Through the treat to meet them again as they follow the path of the Keyhole: A Dark Tower beam to the Dark Tower. King Novel” (Scribner), by writes in the foreword that Stephen King: Roland the initial action takes place Deschain, son of Steven, the between books four and five last gunslinger of Gilead, is in the series. back. Do ya ken it? But he isn’t really out to If those lines make no sense to you, there’s very lit- fill in any narrative gaps. It’s just a tease, a setup for the tle reason to read Stephen stories he wants to tell. Soon King’s “The Wind Through the Keyhole.” There are seven Roland and his “ka-tet” are other books and thousands of pinned down by a monster storm and Roland tells them pages you should focus on first. This one is for fans only. all about the time he and his fellow gunslinger apprentice And the first 30 or so investigated dozens of murpages are exciting for “Dark ders committed by a “skinTower” fans. All your old changer.” friends from Mid-World are That turning-back-thehere Roland and his sixshooters with the sandalwood clock twist isn’t so bad, but it BY ROB MERRILL AP Book Reviewer

doesn’t last. Just as we settle in for a story about one of teenage Roland’s first gunslinger gigs, we’re dropped deeper down the wormhole into a story-within-a-storywithin-a-story. This one is what gives the book its name. King himself has called it a “modern fairy tale,” and there is indeed a fairy, an enchanted forest and a benevolent tiger. But once the tale begins, this so-called “Dark Tower Novel” doesn’t feel like it has much to do with the Dark Tower. King’s “constant readers” can judge whether the story stands on its own, but my guess is fans will be a little disappointed and newcomers won’t find enough to truly love.

In this image released by Scribner, “The Wind Through the Keyhole,” by Stephen King is shown.


BESTSELLERS HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Innocent” by David Baldacci (Grand Central) 2. “The Witness” by Nora Roberts (Putnam) 3. “Calico Joe” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 4. “Unnatural Acts” by Stuart Woods (Putnam) 5. “Guilty Wives” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 6. “The Lost Years” by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) 7. “What Doesn’t Kill You” by Iris Johansen (St. Martin’s) 8. “Come Home” by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin’s) 9. “The Shoemaker’s Wife” by Adriana Trigiani (Harper) 10. “Sacre Bleu: A comedy d’Art” by christopher Moore (Morrow)

Cooks: Food from My Frontier” by Ree Drummond (William Morrow Cookbooks) 4. “Imagine” by Jonah Lehrer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 5. “The Presidents Club” by Nancy Gibbs & Michael Duffy (Simon & Schuster) 6. “The Blood Sugar Solution” by Mark Hyman, M.D. (Little, Brown) 7. “The Big Miss” by Hank Haney (Crown) 8. “By Invitation Only” by Alexis Maybank & Alexandra Wilkis Wilson (Portfolio) 9. “Steve Jobs: A Biography” by Walter HARDCOVER NONFICIsaacson (Simon & TION Schuster) 1. “Drift” by Rachel 10. “Mrs. Kennedy and Maddow (Crown) 2. “Let’s Pretend That This Me: An Intimate Memoir” by Lisa McCubbin and Clint Hill Never Happened” by Jenny (Gallery) Lawson (Putnam/Amy 11. “Let It Go” by T.D. Einhorn) Jakes (Atria) 3. “The Pioneer Woman

11. “The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection: No 1. Ladies Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith (Pantheon) 12. “Stay Close” by Harlan Coben (Dutton) 13. “Betrayal: A Novel” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press) 14. “The Lifeboat” by Charlotte Rogan (L,B/Reagan Arthur) 15. “A Dance with Dragons” by George R.R. Martin (Bantam)

12. “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed (Knopf) 13. “Reverse Innovation” by Vijay Govindarajan & Chris Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) (Harvard Business Review Press) 14. “Get Lucky” by Thor Muller & Lane Becker (Jossey-Bass) 15. “A Natural Woman” by Carole King (Grand Central) MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS 1. “The Lucky One” by Nicholas Sparks (Vision) 2. “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin (Bantam) 3. “The Affair” by Lee Child (Del Ray) 4. “I’ll Walk Alone” by Mary Higgins Clark (Pocket) 5. “The Postcard Killers” by James Patterson & Lisa Marklund (Vision)

6. “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” by Stieg Larsson (Vintage) 7. “Chasing Fire” by Nora Roberts (Jove) 8. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” by Seth Grahame-Smith (Grand Central Publishing) 9. “A Storm of Swords” by George R.R. Martin (Bantam) 10. “A Clash of Kings” by George R.R. Martin (Bantam) 11. “The Girl Who Played with Fire” by Steig Larsson (Vintage) 12. “A Turn in the Road” by Debbie Macomber (Mira) 13. “The Devil Colony” by James Rollins (Harper) 14. “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson (Vintage) 15. “Dead Reckoning” by Charlaine Harris (Ace)


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Fletchers celebrate 60 years ST. PARIS — Tom and Jane Fletcher of 8571 Smith Road, Saint Paris, will celebrate their 60th anniversary on May 10, 2012. They were married in Oceanside, Calif., while Tom was stationed at Camp Pendleton while serving in the Marines. They are the parents of four children, Kenneth Fletcher of Cadiz, Ky., Sandy and Rob Hard of Galena, Joseph and Barbara Fletcher of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Susan and Dan Duke

of Franklin. They have 12 grandchildren and one greatgrandson. Tom retired from Hobart Brothers Co. after working 43 years.


In this photo taken April 9, David Dobs poses in front of his home in Cumming, Ga. Dobs’ home owners’ association denied his request to install solar panels on his roof. Georgia lawmakers narrowly defeated a bill this year that would have prevented homeowners associations from banning solar panels.


Solar panels cause clashes Mathews, Arrison engaged with homeowner groups CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — The government wants you to install solar panels at your house, and will even give you a tax break to do it. But your neighbors? Maybe not. It’s a lesson Angel and David Dobs discovered when their homeowners association north of Atlanta denied their request to install solar panels on their roof. Neighborhood officials said the panels would look out of place and might lower home values in a community that regulates details as fine as the coloring of roof tiles, the planting of trees and the storage of trash cans. “It’s like living under communism someone gets to dictate every possible thing you do,” David Dobs said. Homeowners associations around the country have banned or severely restricted the installation of solar panels, and the solar industry has pushed back to halt the practice. A recent attempt in Georgia to expand the right to go solar had support from environmentalists and some Republican lawmakers concerned about private property rights but it succumbed to opposition from developers and real estate agents. Roughly two dozen states now forbid or limit homeowners associations or local governments from banning solar panels, according to a database run by North Carolina State University. Similar disputes have prompted lawsuits in Nebraska and California. Angel and David Dobs supported the Georgia legislation after their run-in with the homeowners association.

David Dobs had viewed the project as his personal contribution to prevent global warming. Leaders of the Vickery Lake Homeowners Association in Cumming say the dispute is about architecture and aesthetics, not the merits of solar power. Homeowners automatically accept the community rules when they purchase a home there. “We’re not going to debate whether it’s a good idea to have green energy or not,” said Jim Pearson, the association’s president. These debates are likely to keep flaring as more people install solar energy systems because the equipment is getting cheaper and governments subsidize the cost. Taxpayers can now deduct 30 percent of the cost of installing solar panels from their federal tax bill. Other states and local governments offer additional incentives. The fight is not new. Some solar rights laws date back to the 1970s, while other states have added similar measures more recently. California’s law, first enacted in 1978, prevents homeowners associations from forcing residents to make aesthetic changes to photovoltaic panels that raise the cost by more than $2,000 or decrease a system’s efficiency more than 20 percent. Most disputes in California are worked out privately, but a few have reached the court system. Last year, a California appellate court upheld a decision forcing a couple to remove solar panels that were installed in their yard

without the approval of their homeowners association. They were allowed to keep other panels on their roof. “They don’t like the way they look,” said attorney Michael McQueen, who represented the couple and others in similar disputes. “And (homeowners associations) are all about looks. Is your lawn green? Are your hedges trimmed?” Ricardo Cestero, an attorney for the homeowners association, said neighborhood leaders were concerned the ground-level panels were not set back far enough from the street, were inadequately protected from damage and might cause erosion. Texas adopted a law last year preventing homeowners associations from totally blocking solar panels. The law makes clear that residents can install them on roofs or in fenced-in yards or patios, subject to some limits. In Georgia, the fight between the Dobses and their homeowners association started in 2010. David Dobs said the rules required that he and his wife seek permission to build solar panels. He first proposed installing 30 panels on two areas parallel to the slope of his roof. People could have seen sections of the threeby-five-feet panels as they walked or drove along the street. The homeowners association rejected that request and three others from Dobs. Board member Jim Graham said that to win approval, the panels would

probably need to be out of view, perhaps mounted in a backyard and obscured by a fence though fences too are subject to association approval. Graham said that if people don’t like the rules, they are free to buy elsewhere. “They chose to come into this community,” he said. Lawmakers in Georgia tried to resolve the problem with legislation giving homeowners associations the rest of the year to decide whether to ban solar panels. Any neighborhood that did not set a ban by next year would be unable to stop a homeowner from installing solar panels in the future. There were limits. Homeowners associations could restrict the panels to roofs or fenced-in backyards and patios. Even in states that give homeowners the right to install solar panels, homeowners associations still ban them. Neighborhood leaders in a Salem, Ore., subdivision rejected Larry Lohrman’s request to install solar panels on his roof because their rules banned the equipment, Lohrman said. He successfully argued that a 1979 solar rights law made that ban illegal, and he and a neighbor helped the association draft guidelines governing the installation of solar panels. His panels were installed and started producing power in 2010, though Lohrman said he nearly abandoned the effort in frustration during the year it took to write the new guidelines for his homeowners association.

CASSTOWN — Chase Mathews and Lori Arrison announce their engagement and plans to marry. She is the daughter of Robert and Janice Arrison of Chicopee, Mass. He is the son of Randy and Theresa Mathews of Casstown. The brideelect has a doctorate in veterinary medicine and is a veterinarian in Williamsburg, Va. Her fiance has a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering

and is an engineer at the Liebherr Co. in Newport News, Va. The couple plans a September wedding in Virginia.

Wintrow, Poeppelman to wed PIQUA — Katie Lynn Wintrow of Covington and Matthew James Poeppelman of Piqua have announced their engagement and plans to marry May 12, 2012, in the Piqua Baptist Church. The brideto-be is the daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann Wintrow of Covington. She graduated from Covington High School in 2007 and attends the University of Cincinnati. She is employed by Darke County Dental Lab as a dental technician. Her fiance is the son

of Ronald and Marie Poeppelman of Houston. He is a 2007 graduate of Houston High School and attends Edison Community College and Miami University. He is employed by Honda of America as an engineer.


PUBLIC RECORDS: MARRIAGE LICENSES Michael Chad Cremeans, 34, of 1 Julian Court, Troy, to Starri Nicole Drazer, 24, of same address. Justin Lee Lynn, 18, of 222 N. College St., Piqua, to Danielle Marie Elliott, 21, of same address. John Edward Griffiths, 45, of 3180 Magnolia Drive, Troy, to Julie Ann Farmer, 47, of same address. Dallas Eugene Taylor, 27, of 1901 Covington Ave., Apt 11, Piqua, to Jessica Larrayne Darby, 26, of same address. Brock William Thokey, 27, of 2518 Foxchase Court West, Troy, to Ashlee Susan Gwin, 24, of same address. Daniel Matthew Hayes, 31, of 775 Comanche Apt. 3, Tipp City, to Rebecca Lynn Beatty, 36, of same address. David Lawrence Potter, 73, of 329 S. Church St., New Carlisle, to Nancy Ann Fulk, 65, of 5085 Eastland Dr., New Carlisle. John Kenneth Reeves, 29, of 820 E. U.S. Route 36, Piqua, to Sirae Lea-Ann Bryant, 30, of same address.

Daniel Christopher Kiser, 27, of 612 Whispering Pines Ave., Tipp City, to Rebekah Sue Mullens, 24, of 111 Linda Ave., Lucasville. Christopher Gerald Cook, 31, of 2445 Lupine Court, Troy, to Lara Ann Ellinger, 30, of same address. Gary Alan Raleigh, 27, of 1609 Dover Ave., Piqua, to Sandra Lynn Jones, 24, of same address. Orville Odell McGraw, 45, of 107 Morehead, Troy, to Penni Darleen Roberds, 41, of same address. John Lynn Wackler, 65, of 6404 State Route 718, Pleasant Hill, to Kathleen Ann Strong, 65, of 6 Duerr Drive, West Milton. Mark Anthony Applegate, 27, of 739 Michigan Ave., Troy, to Amber Nicole Burress, 23, of 927 Greenheart Drive, New Carlisle. Matthew James Poeppelman, 23, of 1406 Severs Drive, Piqua, to Katie Lynn Wintrow, 23, of 6290 W. Miami-Shelby Road, Covington.

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Rate dips to near record low WASHINGTON (AP) — The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage has dipped to near its record low, keeping home-buying and refinancing affordable. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year loan dropped to 3.88 percent this week, down from 3.9 percent. In February, the rate hit 3.87 percent, the lowest since long-term mortgages began in the 1950s. The 30-year loan is the most common financing option for home buyers. The average on the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage, popular with homeowners who are refinancing, dipped to 3.12 percent, down from 3.13 percent last week. The national average hit an all-time low of 3.11 percent two weeks ago. Cheaper mortgages have so far done little to boost home sales. Sales of both previously occupied homes and new homes fell in March. Analysts suspect some of that weakness reflected a warm winter, which pulled sales that would normally occur during the spring buying season into January or February. In addition, some potential buyers are skeptical about purchasing a home with prices still falling. And many Americans are still struggling with damaged credit. To calculate the average rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country on Monday through Wednesday of each week. The average rate does not include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. One point equals 1 percent of the loan amount. For the five-year adjustable loan, the average rate rose to 2.85 percent, up from 2.78 percent. The average on one-year adjustable loans dropped to 2.74 percent, down from 2.81 percent.

I am so greedy for green by the time spring rolls around that I can’t just enjoy nature outside my window — I have to fill my home with plants, too. I can’t get over what a difference it makes when you add a splash of green to a few key spots. It lifts my spirits and freshens my decor. Here are five quick tips for working plants into your home. 1. Celebrate the art of the topiary I am crazy about live topiaries, because they are verdant three-dimensional art. Live topiaries are a perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day, or to welcome spring. I know you are going to love them as much as I do. 2. Add romance with ferns As I’ve said before, I do NOT have a green thumb. Every houseplant I’ve tried to grow has met the same disastrous end. My friend Melinda says that, for me, houseplants are like fresh flowers because they have about the same life span in my home (you gotta love your friends, don’t you?). Still, I can’t resist! One of my all-time favorites is the maidenhair fern, and I pick up several every year. They are so romantic, with their wispy fronds, and they are particularly resilient — if they wilt, just trim them and then give them some water, and they will come back. Once I pick some pretty plants, I put them (plastic pots and all) into cachepots and work them into displays throughout my home. You may find one on a bedside table in my bedroom, on a vanity in the bathroom, on the mantel or a side table. When the weather warms, I put a cluster on a plant stand on my screened porch. I like how the inside plants look against the green backdrop of my garden. If you don’t want the fuss and risk of using a live plant, try a fake. Many of today’s faux plants look so real you’ll have to pinch them to see if they are alive or not. Faux houseplants are also


Give a room a bit of exotic beauty by prominently displaying a plant — live or faux. a great option for rooms you don’t use putting a large palm in a killer cachepoften or for second residences, like a ot and displaying it in a prominent spot. This year, I picked up two palm trees, lake house. 3. Go for drama with a stately palm • See PLANTS on C3 Give a room a bit of exotic beauty by



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Expert designers share their favorite dining-room storage tips. From bookshelves and floating shelves to buffets and baskets, discover what works best for your space and design style. • Child-Friendly Drawers For a house with young children, dining-room-storage solutions must be child-friendly and clever enough to keep little hands away. Designer

Without proper exposure, sellers may be leaving money on table Wouldn’t it be nice to sell your home without the hassle of exposing it to the public? Selling offmarket works occasionally, but most sellers who try it eventually end up having to put their home on the market. This wastes time and could delay the sale. There are other drawbacks to trying to sell without full market exposure. One is that it’s difficult to prepare your home for sale if prospective buyers are coming through. You have to stop work, and buyers see a work in progress. It doesn’t make a good impression if your home is shown before it’s ready. Buyers remember what they see, not what you tell them it will look like when you finish painting a room or replacing outdated light fixtures. Sellers in a desirable Oakland, Calif., neighborhood were asked by neighbors who needed a larger home if they could see the house before it went on the market. The buyers were so turned off by the poor appearance that they not only didn’t buy the house, but they didn’t even want to see it when it came on the market. So you can lose buyers by letting them see the house before it’s ready. A potentially more serious downside of selling without expos-

Christopher Grubb recommends using bench storage or a window seat with drawers to keep curiosity at bay. • Shared-Purpose Storage Bench seating is ideal for a dining area with limited space. Designer Layla Palmer says creativity is key for small spaces. “Bench seats with lidded tops can hide your Tupperware!” she says.

• Simple and Elegant Even the simplest piece can stand out in a large dining area. “A shelf with a couple of statement pieces or something on top of a buffet or a serving surface is a great way to make a focal point,” designer Luis Caicedo says.


Dian Hymer For the Miami Valley Sunday News ing your home to the market is that you’ll never know what it could have sold for with the benefit of promotion. You might be leaving money on the table. HOUSE HUNTING TIP: Effective marketing is one of the essential components of realizing the best price possible for your home. The other two are properly preparing your home for sale and pricing it right for the market. You’ll get the best results by listing with a real estate agent who has a marketing plan that includes broad exposure. Find out exactly what an agent will do to encourage buyers to look at your home. More than 85 percent of homebuyers today use the Internet as a part of their home search. Make sure that when your home goes on the market there are plenty of good photos that show your home off to advantage. Studies have shown that buyers ignore online listings that don’t have photos.

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Charlotte Delcamp ABR 335-5552


730 WILLOWCREEK WAY This beautifully updated home has 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. The open floor plan boasts a fabulous kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances! The large master suite has a luxurious whirlpool tub, separate shower, double sinks, and 2 walkin closets! The large fenced in yard is perfect for all your summer BBQ's!

1600 W. Main St. • TROY “Rock” Solid in Real Estate! 339-8080 • 339-2222 An Independently Owned & Operated Member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

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Try these mowing tips to keep your lawn healthy BY JOE LAMP’L Scripps Howard News Service On any Saturday morning, America starts its engines for that weekly ritual of mowing. As the symphony of engines roars to a start, the silence of an otherwise peaceful morning is broken, and an estimated 54 million lawns are cut — every week during the spring and summer. Mowing at my house awakens no neighbor. My lawn is small enough to mow with a new version of an old classic, the reel mower. Modern technology combined with classic style and functionality creates the best of both worlds. As I quietly perform that necessary ritual, I enjoy knowing that my push-powered mower adds no environmental or noise pollution. Whatever your tool of choice, here are some pointers on how to mow for a healthier lawn and environment: First off, make sure your blade is sharp. Tearing, as with a dull blade, as opposed to shearing with a sharp blade, is a night-and-day difference. Tearing creates jagged edges, makes for longer recovery time and allows more opportunities for pests and diseases to move in. Minimize the trauma to grass blades. Cut no more than onethird of the blade’s length. We “prune” our lawns — taking off more than a third in one cutting may cause more stress than the plant’s ability to fully recover. Such stress can take its toll,


Mow for a healthier lawn and environment. especially during hot and dry — or even persistently damp — conditions. Another reason to mow high is that the taller the blade, the deeper the roots, and the deeper the roots, the more drought-tolerant your lawn is. Need another reason? Taller grass shades out competing weeds that need bright sunlight to establish and thrive. Although certain weeds may sprout, they may not become as

prominent if they can’t get the required sunlight. And during the high heat of summer, raise the mower even higher to help the grass conserve water and overcome heat stress. If possible, don’t mow wet grass. Mowing grass when it’s wet will cause uneven shearing and leave behind wet clumps, which can become matted, and suffocate other areas of your lawn, leaving dead patches. Even worse, wet grass can be

percent a year. You’ll also be relieved to know that grass cycling does not promote weed growth as long as you mow on a consistent basis. Accordingly, you’ll reduce the chances of weeds going to seed and being disbursed naturally. This may necessitate that you cut your grass a bit more frequently, especially during peak growing times, but it’s also a great way to make sure you don’t remove too much of the grass blades at one time. And contrary to what some believe, grass cycling does not promote thatch. Abundant research disproves the common misconception. Thatch buildup is caused by grass stems, shoots and roots, not grass clippings. Clippings, which consist of about 75 percent water, decompose quickly while adding nutrients to the soil. Lawns have a bad reputation as water hogs, and yet they don’t require a daily or even semidaily soaking. On average, lawns need about 1 inch of water a week in the absence of rain. Well-established, properly maintained lawns can get by on even less. Healthy lawns are quick to recover, too. My lawn gets water only when it loses its sheen and doesn’t spring back to life when stepped on. The system is a great way to conserve water, toughen up a lawn, and also keep weeds at bay.

more easily spread disease. To bag or not to bag? Grass cycling is the natural recycling of grass clippings by leaving them on the lawn when mowing, rather than bagging and removing them. It’s such a simple way to mow, and a great timesaver. In fact, studies indicate that when you leave grass clippings on the lawn, as they decompose Joe Lamp’l, host of “Growing they contribute enough organic matter and nitrogen to reduce a Greener World” on PBS, is a fertilization needs by about 25 master gardener and author.

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS TROY Diana Rench, Larry Rench to Mark S. Hirtzinger, Patricia Hirtzinger, a part lot, $27,000. Maureen Blankenship, William Blankenship to Amanda M. Welch, one lot, $97,500.

PIQUA Brian Brothers Painting and Restoration LLC to Megan

Coterman, Douglas Wintrow, a part lot, $85,500. Josephine Miller to Latisha Robinson, one lot, $120,000.

to Clint Magel, Heather Magel, 0.88 acres, $28,000. Estate of Douglas Brubaker to Jean Mattis, $0.

ELIZABETH TWP. Glenda Tron, Gordon Tron to Jeffrey Tron, 14.7916 acres, $0.



Carol O. Koppey, attorney in Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal fact, A. Oniska Lyons, Lois Neves, National Mortgage Association, attorney in fact to Patricia Obara, Lerner, Sampson, and Rothfuss, 8.532 acres, $90,000. attorney in fact to Timothy Myers, UNION TWP. Bobbie Beard, Pamela Beard one lot, $73,900.

Eric Sumpter, Karen Sumpter to PNC Bank, N.A., one lot, $126,000. Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group, Inc., one lot, $32,000.


TIPP CITY Lesher Farms LTD., John Richards, Marilyn Richards to Abbott Laboratories, 60 acres, $1,600,000. Estate of Betty Perry, John Pearson, executor, to Ruth Elizabeth Bowers, one lot, $30,000. Rosewood Creek LLC to Denlinger and Sons Builders Inc., one lot, $54,900.

Plants and gives me lots of vertical height, which I need in this loft space. 4. Freshen your front door In the spring, I love to hang faux green wreaths on my door. I’ve gotten wreaths made from fern fronds, flowers and branches. This year, I’m

crazy about a wreath made from preserved boxwood branches. It’s simple and clean and perfect. You can hang it solo, and you have a powerful punch of natural color. 5. Get wild with green branches One of my favorite looks is to make natural-looking

arrangements out of real sticks and faux spring branches. To create this wild and wonderful look, select a big ginger jar, tall glass cylinder vase or tall iron garden urn. Insert some bare fallen branches to create the base of the bouquet. Then work in faux picks that resemble



Some photos and videos look like they were taken by someone who In order for buyers to connect was on the run, with no attention with your home, the photos to whether the subject was in should be laid out in such a way focus or properly lit. that the buyers feel they are Photos and videos capture walking through your home. You what’s in view, so make sure your don’t want to convey that the home is uncluttered and staged home has an odd floor plan by for sale before photos are taken. placing photos in a haphazard The latest marketing tool that order. appeals to buyers who want inforIt can’t be emphasized too mation now is the QR code. Your much how important it is that the agent should create a website for photos of your home are goodyour home with its own URL and quality photos that represent the QR code. A rider with the website property accurately. Yard and address and QR code can be view photos will help sell your attached to the real estate sign in home, or photos of any special fea- front of your home. ture your home has that can be THE CLOSING: Buyers with displayed photographically, like a smartphones will scan a QR code built-in outdoor barbecue. to receive pertinent information Video is becoming a popular about your home quickly. way to introduce buyers to a home. However, just as with still Dian Hymer, a real estate brophotos, poor videos can do more ker with more than 30 years’ expeharm than good. Make sure that rience, is a nationally syndicated whoever takes the video is skilled. real estate columnist and author.

New to gardening? Here are fresh tips for successful gardening: 1. Start small. The surest way to become frustrated with gardening is to bite off more than you can chew 2. Start a compost pile. 3. Maintain healthy soil. 4. Mulch. Mulch suppresses weed growth, maintains soil moisture, stabilizes soil temperatures and much more. 5. Water properly. 6. Go native. Native plants tend to be easier to grow, have fewer pest and disease problems and require less supplemental watering. .

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Thurs. May 31, 6 pm 737 E. Staunton Rd. Troy, OH 45373 3 Bedrm House, living rm, kit, full bath, Full basement, 2 car gararge. Owner has the right to accept or reject any bids, selling as is. Terms: $2,000.00 day of auction balance due within 39 days.

OPEN HOUSES Wed May 9 &16 6-7:30pm or by appointment

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Dispersal by Trustee

Real Estate & Chattels Ranch Home w/ Fireplace Home Furnishings & Collectibles

At 917 S. Walnut St. From South Market St, (Co. Road 25-A), take Walnut to sale site.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 6:00 PM A completely remodeled 1 bedrm home w/ 2 car garage, lg workshop & storage room. Only appraised at $35,000, the property sells absolute & you will be absolutely amazed at what this piece of real estate has to offer. TERMS: $4,000 down & balance in 30 days. Call to view the home & obtain a bid packet. Additional info at

REAL ESTATE sells first at 9:30 AM: A single story California ranch style home w/ 7 main rooms, plus utility room, 2 baths, enclosed Florida room, workshop & carport. TERMS: The property is offered free of appraisal w/ reserve to satisfy the trust, but the trustee has asked that potential customers disregard county values or local comparative sales and attend this event where potential buyers will establish the market price. $3,000 down day required day of auction & the balance within 30 days. Call Jerry Stichter, Auctioneer-Realtor, Garden Gate Realty to view this home & receive a bidder’s packet or go to the website at for more details on this home & the listing for the personal property.

OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, May 3 from 5 to 6 PM Mary E. Hobson Living Trust Molly Heithaus, Trustee

Estate of Marvin Bailey Ty Bailey, Executor Miami Co Case #85187 William McNeil, Attorney for the Estate




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design, Dennis prefers tall bookshelves to create a multifunctional space for the entire family. “I love using bookcases to line a dining room with room for storage baskets,” she says. • Open Cubbies and Shelves Open storage solutions, like shelves and cubbies, allow books, dishes and favorite pieces to be proudly showcased. • Traditional Storage Cabinet For a traditional dining room, Caicedo suggests using an antique buffet or china cabinet to keep special-occasion items safely stored but still ready to use. “A buffet is always a great surface when having guests, especially in a small home where space is an issue.” — Courtesy Kayla Kitts on

Real Estate Residential Auction!


DINING-ROOM STORAGE TIPS • Organized and Functional Baskets If your dining area serves as a multipurpose room for the kids, designer Lori Dennis suggests baskets and lots of them. “Somehow, at the end of the day when all of the toys or books are in them, a room looks neat and friendly,” she says. Mix baskets of different shapes and sizes to accommodate the stored-away items. • Stylish and Efficient Shelving Display shelves are the best storage idea for small spaces, Grubb suggests. “Wall-mounted cabinets or narrow display shelves … make the room appear larger and more open,” he says. • Multifunctional Dining Bookshelves can represent any decorating style. In her dining-room

spring branches covered in buds. The goal is to arrange the pieces so the bouquet looks spontaneous and natural, like you were out trimming your bushes and just stuck the cuttings in a vase for a second. The jumble of branches captures the essence of spring.


one for my entry and one for my living room. I slipped one palm into a large blue-and-white Asian cachepot and the other into a plain white cachepot. The palm in my entry sits atop a 5-foot-tall pedestal and is stationed

next to the staircase. It fills up this vacant space perfectly and gives me the wow factor I’m looking for. The palm in my living room is standing on the round table that divides the room into separate seating areas. The height of the plant helps separate the two spaces a bit more


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PIQUA, large 1 bedroom, upstairs, w/d hookup, carpeted, appliances, utilities included, no pets, (937)552-7006. TROY, 2 bedroom townhouse, 1-1/2 bath, all appliances, washer/dryer, AC, patio, garage. No pets, no metro. $535 (937)339-4655. TROY TOWNHOUSE, 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. Stephenson Drive. $495 month, (937)216-4233.

2, 3 & 4 BEDROOM houses available, Piqua, $ 5 5 0 - $ 7 5 0 , (937)778-9303 days, (937)604-5417 evenings. LOVELY Two/ Three Bedroom 2 baths, 2 Garage washer/ dryer hookup, appliances $795/ $895 (937)335-5440 TROY, 1542 Beekman, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, appliances, no pets. $775 + deposit. Call (937)506-8319



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Saturday, May 5, 2012, 9:30 A.M. LOCATION: Ely’s Tractor Service, 5667 St. Rt. 29, Sidney, Ohio DIRECTIONS: St. Rt. 29 East of Sidney to Sale Location

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Saturday, May 5, 10am 4 acre lot w/ 2 story 1600+ sq. ft. house, 3 barns, country! 4-5 Bedrms, basement, 1.5 baths, enclosed frt/back porches, refreshed kitchen, Call or See for terms/details; “34 - 5 window Master Chevy Coupe fenders, heater, gas tank, frt end; JD 2010 Tractor w/loader; 5’ Bush Hog 3pt; 12’ flat bd trailer; Woods zero turn F23 Mow-N-Machine (ln); Oliver 88 skirts; lawn trailer; 40” roller: Polaris 2x4 Trailblazer 250, Bombardier Rally;Yamaha 22” high, gas; Golden, Elvis, Walt Disney, other 45’s, Elvis /other album; old J.Deere/ other tractor manuals; Service Man’s cap; dolls; p-knives; ladies watches; glassware; horse collars; school desk; old oak rocker; W&D, corner hutch; drum table; microw.; bookshelf; chests, 1 Tall Boy w/mirror; desk/chr; Furniture; patio set; Spa Tech Jacuzzi ST660H; Sun Quest Pro 24RS tanning bed; Tools-Misc: hand-garden-power tools; machinist tools; 20” semi tires; fair box; m-cycle helmets; Christmas; wire/panels; hay maul fork; livestock misters; endless belt; coolers; chains/boomers; ratchet straps; hitch parts; lg lot of car care items; chainsaws. Julie Krieger Owner Tim Landis Auctioneer/Larry Martino Realtor Prudential One Details, Terms, Pix #3859 937-526-4402 2279473

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At the Assembly Building, Miami Co Fairgrounds at 650 N. Co Rd 25A.

EQUIPMENT: 1974 Ford Dump Truck, 38,500 miles (runs great); IH 300 Tractor w/Loader and rear mounted J.D. Backhoe; #44 Massey Harris Tractor w/Loader; Jacobs/Worthington 11’ Reel Wing Mower w/cab (runs good); ZTR-304 Dixon Riding Mower w/bagger, 11HP (totally restored); Cub Cadet 102 Riding Mower (runs); Cub Cadet 100 (for parts); AllisChalmers B-10 w/Trencher (runs good); 6’ Scrapper Blade; 3 pt. Cement Mixer; M & W Dynamometer, PTO driven. SHOP TOOLS: Bridgeport w/Turntable; Bradford Mill Company Horizontal Lathe; Floor Model Drill Press; Port-a-Power; Large Press; Large Motor Lift, electric over hydraulic; Craftsman Commercial Hack Saw; 300 Gallon Gas Tank w/pump; Reel Lawn Mower Sharpener; 3 Bolt Bins w/bolts; Parts Washer; Older Steam Cleaner; NAPA Parts Cabinet; Misc. Parts Cabinet w/misc. items; Floor Jacks; Bottle Jacks; Screw Jacks; Battery Charger; Older Engine analyzers; Dual Stage Clutch Tool; Sun Volt & Amp Tester; Injector Tester; Craftsman Grinder; Craftsman 10” Radial Saw; Model EJ Valve Seat Grinder; 1” Impact Valve Reseater; All sizes of Wheel Pullers; All types of Hand Tools & Wrenches; Willey’s Engine Air Compressor w/manual (needs work); Lawn Roller; Homemade Box Trailer; 15 Magneto’s (WICO – IH - American Bosch) PARTS CATALOGS – OWNER’S MANUALS: 18 Allis Chalmer’s Manuals; 15 J.I. Case Manuals; 30 J.D. Parts Manuals; 30 Massey Ferguson Parts Manuals; 30 IH Manuals; 30 Ford Manuals; 15 Oliver Parts Manuals; 8 Minneapolis Moline Manuals; J.D. 4020 Owner’s Manual; Many more parts catalogs and owner’s manuals not listed. COLLECTOR ITEMS & MISC: J.D. Horse Drawn 1 Bottom Plow; Sinclair Grease Barrel; 2 Old Wooden Porch Pillars; Union Flyer Scooter (like new); Oak Dovetail Tool Box w/valve Seat Grinding Tool; 1978 Ford Transmission; Old Advertising Cans; Dovetail T.N.T. Wooden Box; New Old Stocks and Parts; Chains; Shelving; Desk; Lockers. AUCTIONEERS NOTE: Ely’s Tractor Service has been part of the community for many years. Lots of interesting items and good tools. Come and spend the day.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: Lg & regular spinning wheels; yarn winder; 46 star USA flag; meat block; CI tea kettle; oil lamps; Roseville & other pottery; pewter & ironstone; Doty vacuum; 5 radios; country antiques; crock jugs; glass butter churn; milk bottles; coke bottles & alum carrier; license plates; 200 pcs of costume jewelry; 6 Hummels; Royal Doulton Innocence figurine & more! CLOCKS: 15 antique clocks. TOYS: Doepke Caterpillar dozer; Nylint fire ladder truck; Structo cattle truck; Allied Van Lines moving van; Tonka camper; NIB autos & trucks; 2 train sets; Baseball Gloves incl Rocky Colovito, Hank Bauer & others; baseballs & bats; Topsy doll; composition doll; teddy bear; Beatles & other records. TOOLS, GOOD SHOP EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES: Several wooden planes incl Stanley No. 30 & Bailey No. 7 grooved bottom; spoke shaves; brass trimmed square; chisels; Shopsmith Mark Vl, plus 4” jointer, 1” & 6” belt sanders, 18” jig saw, etc; Craftsman: Radial arm saw & 12” band saw; Ryobi 10” planer; bench top drill press; cut-off saw; Central Machinery dust collector; AMT arbor press; ¾ HP port air compressor; Pittsburgh 1 T chain hoist; great workbench w/ 24 drw base; workbench w/ 2 wood vises; 2-4 drw NCR register bases; oak 3 drw tool chest; machinist’s tools; many hand tools; elec power hand tools;f full line of shop supplies, drill bits, Forstner bits; Italian shaper bits & more! NICE KNIVES: Approx 130 w/ many new in the box by Case, Remington, Winchester, Kabar, Buck & others. HOME FURNISHINGS: Tell City open front maple hutch; early Am tea cart; 1970’s dinette set & china cabinet; country blue recliner; wing back recliner; wicker flower stand & sml table; Sunshade lounger & 2 spring chrs; pine open front gun cabinet; lg amt of HH goods; KA mixer; bread maker; Oreck vacuum; almond refrigerator; Sears 21.5 cuft upright freezer; microwaves; gas grill; printer/scanner; camera & developing items; Books. FROM the GARAGE: Rascal 3 wheel scooter chair; Lady’s English bike; camping items; Coleman lanterns; 2 tackle boxes w/ misc older crank baits; Mitchell spinning reel; Emperor fly reel; Toro S-200 snow blower; 2 hand carts; 22 ‘ alum ladder; chimney top patio fire pit & much more! Note: Just simply an array of good merchandise that should be welcome additions to your collection, but you need to be here as there will be more! This listing just touches the surface, please plan to attend as this event unfolds. Photos at

OWNER: Roger Ely TERMS: Cash or Check with Proper I.D. Not Responsible for Accidents. Any Statements Made Day of Sale Supercede Statements Hereon.




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Public Real Estate Auction MARY JANE TREON ESTATE Saturday, May 19th 2012 11:00 am 6845 N. Troy/Sidney Rd, Piqua, Ohio 45356

*JOBS AVAILABLE NOW* NEW CONTRACTS Become a Home Health Care professional and earn part -time income by helping others Champaign Residential Services has part-time openings available in Miami (Englewood, Tipp City, Troy, Piqua), Shelby, and Darke Counties for caring people who would like to make a difference in the lives of others. Various hours are available, including mornings, evenings, weekends and overnights. Paid training is provided. Requirements: a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid drivers license, proof of insurance and a criminal background check To apply, call 937-335-6974 or stop our office at 405 Public Square, Troy OH. Applications are available online at

DESCRIPTION : BEING A 1 STORY FRAME CONSTRUCTED HOME WITH A FULL UNFINISHED BASEMENT BEING 3 BEDROOMS W 1 FULL BATH WITH LIVING ROOM AND EAT IN KITCHEN, WITH A DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE AND SMALL STORAGE SHED, BEING SITUATIED ON APROX . 45 ACRE LOT JUST MINUITES FROM THE INTERSTATE AND SHOPPING. AUCTION TERMS: PROPERTY BEING OFFERED SUBJECT TO CONFORMATION OF THE HEIRS, MINIUM OPENING BID OF $ 40,000. AFTER THAT PROPERTY WILL SELL TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, The Real Estate sells "as is" with no warranty written or implied by the Seller, the Broker, or the Auctioneer. There are no Buyer contingencies for financing, inspections, or otherwise. Therefore all prospective Buyers must complete all due diligence BEFORE you bid to purchase this Real Estate. Ownership and possession will be transferred and delivered to the Buyer at closing with a good deed, no financial liens, encumbrances, or delinquent Real Estate taxes. Deposit & Closing: In order to register to bid to purchase this Real Estate ALL prospective Buyers MUST bring and present a valid State of Ohio photo ID and a bank certified cashiers check at the time of auction registration or before the date & time of this Auction made payable TO McVETY REALTY in the amount of $5000.00 which will be your good faith down payment if you are the successful high bidder. All checks will be returned to all nonwinning bidders immediately after the conclusion of this auction. The Buyer must settle in full and close on, or before, 30 days after the date of the Auction. ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND DEPOSIT IS NON REFUNDABLE AGENCY: Auctioneer is a seller’s agent. DISCLAIMER: All information in this brochure was derived from sources believed to be correct, but is not guaranteed. All property dimensions are only approximations. Buyers shall rely entirely on their own judgment and inspection of property and records. Any other terms and conditions will be announced day of auction and will take precedence over printed material and any previous STATEMENTS 937-778-8017 ANTHONY M. BAYMAN 937-606-0536 REALTOR ASSOCIATE OF MCVETY REALTY PIQUA OHIO 45356

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PROCESS/ QUOTE ENGINEER Immediate Full Time Opportunity available for Process Quote Engineer working with assembly and die cutting of auto components. Skills Necessary Include: Familiar with RFQ process, bidding, quoting, gathering specifications, costing, follow up and response to deadlines, work independently, communicate with customers & suppliers, interpret & read blueprints, CAD drawings, Excel spreadsheets, advanced math. Must have experience in auto manufacturing processes, including quotes, product realization, customer requirements, material specifications, tooling and design, and quality control. Must be task oriented with exceptional organizational and communication skills. Must be a self starter. Requires Bachelors degree in Engineering with 2 to 5 years experience, preferably in automotive industry.

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 ✙●✙●✙●✙●✙●✙●✙●✙ REGISTERED NURSE Miami County Public Health: Part time 21 hours a week. work in well child, prenatal, family planning, immunizations. RN required, BSN and previous experience preferred. Call: Sandra Lutz (937)573-3506

PRODUCTION MANAGER Immediate need for full time Production Manager with experience in leading a team including supervision, motivation, scheduling and problem solving. This is a senior management position which coordinates the production between scheduling, materials, and shipping/ receiving. Individuals must have: Extensive background and understanding of assembly processes as well as die cutting of automotive components. Must possess strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills. Knowledge of T/S 16949 preferred. Must have Bachelors Degree in related field, or Equivalent with 5+ years of direct experience.


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

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



(I-75 to exit 83 or 78 to Main St. to Shawnee Bridge at Piqua Battery - Cross bridge to auction. Motorcycles & Parts: Honda Mini Trails (50’s, 70’s, 90’s) extra motor and parts, 350 Honda 4 cylinder motor, 750 Nighthawk motor, Rupp minibike, AMF Roadmaster XL moped. Bikes: Several misc. bicycles including a Schwinn limited edition Orange County Chopper (mint in box), banana seat, etc. Tools: Numerous tool boxes (full) of hand tools including Craftsman, Snap-On, hand power, Airtools, Napa parts cabinet, power washer, commercial double buffer, Oster electric pipe threader, and so on. 12-15 early Briggs and Stratton and small engines, early large carpenter’s tool trunk w/ tools Fishing: Early outboard motors (10-15) including Sea King 5, Martin 40, Johnson 30, etc., numerous fishing rods and reels (several new), canepoles, B-12 tackleboxes (full), one older wood tackle box, 15-20 Rapallas in boxes, 8-10 wooden baits, tackle boxes still buried - come see. Also mounted sailfish. Toys: Several metal and tin toys including crane, plane, cars, corn thresher, Tonkas, hundreds of Hotwheels and Motchbox (Winner’s Circle, Racing Champs, Johnny Lightning - mostly 90’s and up and in original packages), also numerous Nascar in cases, large plastic Batman and Barbie cars, several other plastics. Collectibles: TDN Soapbox Derby car, early child’s kitchen cupboard, wicker baby buggy, large bronze eagle (repaired - original from Nicklin Ave. - sold w/ reserve), Frigidaire water fountain, 1930’s Frigidaire refrigerator, 2 red globe railroad lanterns, Victer fan and others, large rendering kettle, green and cream Favorite gas cook stove, #7 Favorite griddle, 2 boxes of Hotel Favorite envelopes, approx. 200 b/w Piqua postcards (reprints), older wood picture frames, seven foot wall mounted unit of the Black Masons of Lima Ohio with all members’ names (some fire damage), early dentist chair, brass bird cage, Reel Type Moto mower, hand well pumps, 1940’s and 50’s Fair chalk figurines, 2 large Oak rocking chairs, large brass gauges, 3 light traffic signal, church pew. Advertising: 8 foot metal Firestone sign, Western Union (some damage), older oilcans (Sunoco, Quaker State, etc., ALSO - 1927 Lindbergh first solo flight (46x29 metal) and Lindbergh first flight book, Hartzell prop nose cone, dozens of license plates from teens to present, Columbia Records in folders, Elson Grammar School Readers, Roger Bresmaham Spalding Bat. Books & Mags: 1960 Senior and Junior Scholastics, hot rod mags, Stock Car, Moto Mag, Outdoor Life, Sports-aField, Car Craft, 40’s Life mags, original Das Reich and Weltkrieg mags, 1908 “The Sporting Rifle, 1901 Life of McKinley (approx. 200 prints). Radios & Electronics: RCA Radiola, Radiola speaker (horn type), several misc. tabletop wood and plastic radios, radio and radio craft mags (20’s and 30’s), realistic 2080 receiver, Marantz 2050 tuner, Marantz 1050 amp, Sansoii Auzzou amp, slide projector and cameras. Misc: Harley iron-ons, Harley mags, O’Brien windsail, large buffet, corner cabinet, grandfather clock, boxes of old hardbacks, large upright knife store display case, depression stemware, Guardianware, store display cabinet etc. Note: This is a very partial listing - boxes and rooms still to be gone through. 2 rings most of day, shelter in case of inclement weather - BE HERE!

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How big is the trucking industry? The trucking companies, warehouses and private sector in the U.S. employs an estimated 8.9 million people employed in trucking-related jobs; nearly 3.5 million were truck drivers. Of this figure UPS employs 60,000 workers and 9% are owner operators. LTL shippers account for around 13.6 percent of America's trucking sector.

How many trucks operate in the U.S.? Estimates of 15.5 million trucks operate in the U.S. Of this figure 2 million are tractor trailers.

How many truckers are there? It is an estimated over 3.5 million truck drivers in the U.S. Of that one in nine are independent, a majority of which are owner operators. Canada has in excess of 250,000 truck drivers.

How many trucking companies are there in the U.S.?


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Estimates of over 500,000 companies in the U.S. Of that figure 96% operate 28 or fewer while 82% operate 6 or fewer trucks.

How many miles does the transportation industry transports good in a year? In 2006 the transportation industry logged 432.9 billion miles. Class 8 trucks accounted for 139.3 billion of those miles, up from 130.5 billion in 2005

What is the volume of goods transported by the trucking industry?

The United States economy depends on trucks to deliver nearly 70 percent of all freight transported annually in the U.S., accounting for $671 billion worth of manufactured and retail goods transported by truck in the U.S. alone. Add $295 billion in truck trade with Canada and $195.6 billion in truck trade with Mexico .



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CHIHUAHUA AKC, male, 7 Years old good stud dog $50.00 Short Haired Tan. Call (937)448-0522.

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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.

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1997 FORD CROWN VICTORIA 69,900 miles, V8, 4.6 engine. Great gas mileage. Excellent condition. $4000 firm. Call (937)693-4293

2001 KEYSTONE 242 FW SPRINGDALE 5TH WHEEL 12 foot super slide, sleeps 6. Excellent condition! Stored inside when not used. $9000. (937)726-4580 Botkins, OH

2004 CHEVY MALIBU LS V6 Very clean, 90,000 miles, $5900. Must sell! (937)776-9270

2007 PONTIAC SOLSTICE Black on black. 5 speed transmission. 38,150 miles. Excellent condition! $16,000. (937)492-3000

MACHINISTS TOOLS, large selection. Toolboxes, surface plate, height stand, mics, indicators, too much too list. Will separate. (937)726-5761 TREADMILL, good condition, $125 OBO (937)332-0928

The following examination for a position in the City of Troy, Classified Service, will be held Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Troy Jr. High School cafeteria, 556 N. Adams St., Troy, Ohio.

This examination is being held to establish an eligibility list for vacancies as they exist for the position of Clerk.

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1999 CHEVY TAHOE LT 2-tone grey body, great shape, must see. Rebuilt tranny, new parts (have receipts). Can email pics. (402)340-0509

2006 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT Cloth interior, silver, great shape, new brakes, runs great. Asking $7800 (937)684-0555

2002 HONDA 1800 GOLDWING Illusion blue, 31,000 miles, Has CB radio, intercom, cruise control, etc., too many extras to list, $11,000. Call Steve. (937)726-7998

2009 HARLEY DAVIDSON ULTRA CLASSIC Turquious & Antique White, security system, smooth rim, chrome spoked wheels, ABS brakes, below 4000 miles, Nice stereo, $18,000 Firm, Call Rod, (937)638-2383

The City of Troy is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants requiring accommodation in order to take the exam must so notify the Secretary of the Civil Service Commission at 937-339-7805 no later than Friday, May 18, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. By order of the Civil Service Commission of the City of Troy, Ohio. Mary Lynne Mouser Secretary 4/29, 5/6, 5/13-2012 2278267


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



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

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

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


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Quick Credit Auto Sales

217 N. Broad St. Fairborn, OH 45324

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Volvo of Dayton

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

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