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May 2, 2012 It’s Where You Live! Volume 104, No. 104


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City explores revenue options Finance committee recommends street light assessment BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer

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The Troy finance committee agreed to move forward with a recommendation April 30 for imposing a street light assessment for non-tax exempt parcels, as a means to increasing revenue. A

TROY budget analysis at the end of last year revealed a projected General Fund deficit of $1.1 million by 2016. The city has already utilized other measures to trim the budget, including reorganization of enti-

ties such as Miami Shores Golf Course, not filling staffing vacancies and hiring part-time or temporary work rather than full-time, said director of public service and safety Patrick Titterington. “The lowest hanging fruit has been picked, and it’s becoming more and more difficult as we endeavor to maintain the same

Take a peek inside the leading homes in our area during the Spring Parade of Homes in Miami County this weekend. Also, Hydro Growers has plants and produce ready for the open house, and the Master Gardeners in Shelby and Miami counties are ready to answer your questions.

Students named to honor society Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) inducted 66 students into National Technical Honor Society on March 25.

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INSIDE TODAY Advice ............................6 Calendar.........................3 Classified........................9 Comics ...........................7 Deaths ............................5 Thelma L. Davis Betty Elson Douglas C. Rickert Scott Alan Gump Howard Emerson Slorp Robert W. Frank Jane L. Russell Robert D. Powell James Todd Nancy Graf Max Taubert Kathleen Knife Lillian C. Croghan Edward Lendenski Horoscopes ....................7 Opinion ...........................4 Sports...........................13 TV...................................6

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Joining the fight against cancer Sheriff’s office to participate in Relay BY MELODY VALLIEU Staff Writer


Troy Sports Center owner Fred Middleton looks through damaged merchandise Tuesday at the store in downtown Troy.

Flames damage Troy Sports Center Chamber, festival offices forced to move BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer Despite the rancid smell of smoke and fire damage to its storefront, it will be business as usual for Troy Sport Center’s customers and vendors. On Tuesday, owners Fred and Carol Middleton said the store still is working to fill orders, and have obtained equipment and materials for uniform and other special orders made prior to a Monday morning fire. “We still got uniforms to get out there this weekend,” said Carol on Tuesday as she and her husband Fred stood outside the back entrance of the store surveying the damage as insurance investigators combed through the aftermath in the dark. Estimates of smoke damage from the fire is estimated at more

TROY than $350,000 for both the building and its contents. Owners Fred and Carol Middleton both said they were thankful no one was injured in the fire, which caused heavy smoke damage to the contents of the store they’ve owned since 1987. “They tell us its going to take about six months to remodel so we plan to relocate somewhere downtown until everything is redone,” Fred Middleton said. They said they are still working on a retail location as well as restoring the store’s phone number for orders. The early Monday morning fire was so hot it melted plastic hangers and even plastic baseball helmets on the second floor loft of the store.

According to officials, it may take more than a month to determine what caused the fire at Troy Sports Center. According to Troy Fire Department’s Assistant Chief Gary Stanley, the initial cause of the blaze is believed to be electrical, although the cause has yet to be confirmed. The fire was contained to the first floor of the sporting goods store, although the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce and Troy Main Street organizations closed their offices Monday due to smoke damage. The Troy Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the Strawberry Festival offices, will move to 315 Public Square, Suite 216, above Bake House Breads for four to six weeks, according to a press release. The cause of the fire is not believed to be suspicious, according to Stanley.

State alleges Kramer twice had an unlawful interest in a public contract BY WILL E SANDERS Ohio Community Media

having an unlawful interest in a public contract. At a pretrial hearing on Monday, a judge scheduled a trial date of Aug. 7 for Kramer, who no longer holds that position at Edison after retiring during the summer of 2010. Kramer is not being held in jail and is out on a recognizance bond. Following an investigation by the Ohio Ethics Commission earlier this year, a Miami County grand jury secretly indicted Kramer, who also is an area playby-play sports radio broadcaster

He has watched family member after family member suffer the consequences of the deadly disease. And, he just wants to do his part to help find a cure for the monster that continues to invade his life. That’s why Jason Moore has continued to be the captain of the the Miami County Sheriff’s Office’s Relay For Life team the last six years. The sergeant in the Detectives Section said he watched his mother suffer through three bouts of melanoma, followed by liver cancer and eventually a brain tumor. In 2006, she would lose her fight

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Getting up to speed Tri-agency board reviews city, school issues BY CECILIA FOX For the Troy Daily News

and runs an online sports website. According to the indictment, Kramer allegedly committed the first offense between Jan. 25, 2008, though June 27, 2008, and the second offense between Dec. 5, 2008, through March 13, 2009. Kramer allegedly committed the offenses while he held his position at the community college and “was involved with obtaining media contracts (for Edison) when he had an interest in an agency from which he was associated with,” said Terry Lewis, assistant

Members of the Tipp City Council, school board and township trustees met Monday night to discuss current plans and projects, including the upcoming school levy, road construction, and the search for a new high school principal. “One of the biggest things going on in our district, or any district (is) when you are hiring a new high school principal,” said Superintendent John Kronour, noting that Tippecanoe High School Principal Chuck Wray will be retiring at the end of October. According to Kronour, the district received more than 50 applications for the position. Of those applicants, 13 were selected for an interview process that got under way Monday. The field will be further narrowed down to a group of four or five before those candidates will meet with

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Trial date set for ex-Edison employee

A jury is slated to hear the case against a former Edison Community College official who Home Delivery: state authorities allege conducted 335-5634 himself improperly by having an unlawful interest in a public conClassified Advertising: tract on two separate occasions. (877) 844-8385 Jack R. Kramer, 63, of Yellow Springs, who is the former director of marketing and public relations at the college, was arraigned 6 74825 22406 6 last month on two felony counts of Complete weather information on Page 8.

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Have a great strawberry recipe? 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 strawberry-themed items to the winners.

level of services,” Titterington said. Troy has the third lowest cost of living in the region, he noted, adding that maintaining this level of cost-effectiveness without compromising quality is difficult. “By all accounts, we’re at the


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Tipp woman to face child endangerment charges BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer A Tipp City woman was arraigned Tuesday charged with two counts of “endangering children — while operating a vehicle” after being pulled over by the Miami County Sheriff ’s Office on April 29 in Troy. Taryn Gee, 23, of Tipp City, was pulled over for marked lanes violation at the

TROY intersection of Merrimont and MonroeConcord Road at 6:58 p.m. According to sheriff ’s reports, when the officer requested her license and registration, Gee cracked open her window only a few inches to provide the officer with identification. As the officer returned to his vehicle, he observed several empty beer cans, as

well as an unopened 12 pack of Budweiser, on the floor in the back seat. Also in the back seat of the car were two small children. The grandfather of the children picked them up from the scene. Gee refused to submit to field sobriety tests but submitted a Breathalyzer test and registered a blood alcohol reading of 0.227 percent. Ohio’s legal limit is 0.08 percent BAC. After submitting to the breathalyzer test, Gee asked the officer to “take it




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“I just decided to continue to support the Relay against cancer, following that was important to her brain surgery. (mom),” said Moore, who “It was just too much lives in the Miami East for her to recover from,” district and is married to said Moore, his voice quiv- Kelly, and has a son, ering. Coleton, and two step His father would soon daughters, Lauren and be diagnosed and hospital- Sara Thompson. “It’s ized with colon cancer, and important to me personalshortly thereafter would ly to stay involved and lose his life to the disease through the sheriff’s office in 2007. it helps us have a presence His grandfather also at the Relay. And I just battled melanoma and enjoy it.” prostate cancer, and his Besides fundraising sister and niece already efforts by the sheriff’s have had melanoma spots office staff, Moore said removed. they will have two on-site And, just last Monday, fundraisers at the event, he lost his beloved dog, an scheduled for May 5 and 6 Alaskan malamute — to and the Miami County melanoma of the mouth. Fairgrounds. One is the Moore said Relay For Jail and Bail, where they Life in 2006 was the last put up a mock jail at the time his family was sheriff’s building next to together to support Relay, the secretary’s office at the something near and dear fairgrounds and hold peoto his mother’s heart. So, ple for “bail money,” with when she passed, with the all funds raised going to help of other sheriff’s Relay For Life. This year office employees, and a they also will be raffling a close friend who also has Relay For Life and breast survived cancer, he started cancer quilt, handmade by the sheriff’s office team. a relative of his wife.


BUSINESS ROUNDUP • Stocks of local interest Values reflect closing prices from Tuesday. Symbol Price Change AA 9.97 +0.24 CAG 25.86 +0.04 CSCO 19.98 -0.18 EMR 49.18 -3.36 F 11.23 -0.05 FITB 14.40 +0.17 FLS 113.49 -1.44 GM 23.31 +0.31 GR 125.36 -0.10 ITW 57.37 -0.01 JCP 35.67 -0.39 KMB 78.28 -0.19 KO 76.93 +0.61 KR 23.42 +0.15 LLTC 32.58 -0.13 MCD 97.20 -0.25 MSFG 11.50 -0.19 PEP 66.49 +0.49 PMI 0.31 0.00 SYX 16.57 -0.60 TUP 62.41 +0.12 USB 32.29 +0.12 VZ 40.56 +0.18 WEN 4.93 +0.06 WMT 59.07 +0.16 — Staff and wire reports


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Titterington said. If a separate light fund were not created, Titterington said the assessment would still be distinctly classified in the general fund. Councilman Bobby Phillips questioned the logic behind recommending an assessment rather than a levy in which citizens vote. Titterington said he is unaware of anywhere else in the state that has used a levy for the same purpose. Troy resident Mike Burkholder asked how the money would be collected with an assessment. Titterington responded that the county auditor will place the assessment on the property tax bill, although it is not a property tax. Burkholder also asked whether the assessment would go toward paying the electrical staff. Titterington said the three individuals on the electrical staff do not handle street lights and therefore revenue would not go toward salaries. Any increase in the assessment amount of $42.12 would have to be reconsidered after the five-year period, to end in 2017. Kendall read the timeline for establishing the streetlight assessment, as established by the Ohio Revised Code. “We want to be sure to get this in the record so that everyone knows this is going to be a long process,” Kendall said. The procedure for establishing the streetlight assessment must be complete by Sept. 10, which is the deadline for certifying assessments to the Miami County auditor. The resolution of necessity introduced May 7 will have three readings, followed by two announcements in the Troy Daily News in which public opinion is sought. An ordinance to proceed will then be introduced Aug. 6, with a total of three readings.

minimum staffing level to maintain services,” Titterington said. Under the recommendation, each parcel will be assessed $42.12 every year, or $3.51 a month, to cover lighting along city streets, alleys and other public places. Titterington stressed that the process is still in its early stages and public opinion will be encouraged throughout. Legislation will be introduced at the next city council meeting May 7. Finance chairman Tom Kendall asked if the streetlights could simply be turned off, but Titterington said that option would likely pose a safety issue. Kendall also asked about the possibility of turning off every other light, but Titterington said the savings would be slight with a still significant safety issue. City engineer Deborah Swan commented that the city’s street lights are not spaced close enough to make that a viable option, as turning off every other one would result in significant blackout sections. John Schweser of the Finance Committee asked how apartments and condos would be accessed. Swan responded that a condo is often one parcel of land, while a condo is multiple. A city-wide assessment could alternatively be conducted by square footage or lineal footage, but assessing equally by parcel was deemed the most equitable method. In response to another question from Schweser, Titterington reassured the committee that money collected would go to the appropriate source. “We don’t have a light fund, but I don’t have reservations about making one,” member of the public official’s family, or any of the public official’s business associates has an interest.” Paul Nick, executive • CONTINUED FROM A1 per year. The district has made director of the OEC, teachers and parents. cuts in staff, drawn up a declined to identify the “We’ll have staff commitdollar amount of the tees as well as a parent redistricting plan, increased crimes. group meeting with them, the pay-to-participate rates, If convicted, Kramer give input to me, and I will and taken other steps to faces between one to three make a recommendation to reduce spending. “It’s a difficult story to years in prison, but could the board, and we’ll have tell,” said Kronour. also receive probation. that person ready to go by On a lighter note, the Edison Community the beginning of next school baseball dugouts have been President year,” said Kronour. College completed and construction Cristobal Valdez initially Kronour also discussed declined commenting on the upcoming five-year, 7.95- on the new tennis courts is scheduled to begin later this the case, but has since mill levy that will be on the month. And the district stated that Kramer’s past ballot in August. approximately The district suffered a raised employment record at the $110,000 in pay-toschool “will be managed in $1.3 million cut from the participate fees, more than state this year and faces accordance with relevant meeting its goal of $100,000 human resources policies another $588,000 in cuts without having to turn stunext year. The new levy, if it and the college will adhere dents away, said Kronour. to its policy of not dis- passes, will generate a little Assistant City Manager cussing personnel issues.” more than $3 million Brad Vath presented an


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• MEETING CHANGED: The regular meeting of the Lostcreek Township Community Trustees has been moved to today at 4 p.m. due to a Calendar scheduling conflict. FRIDAY • CLASS TO MEET: CONTACT US The classmates from Piqua Central High School class • FRIDAY DINNER: The of 1961 will meet for lunch Covington VFW Post No. at 12:30 p.m. at the 4235, 173 N. High St., Call Melody Backyard Bistrol on Covington, will offer dinner Vallieu at Commerce Drive in Piqua. from 5-8 p.m. For more infor440-5265 to Spouses or significate othmation, call 753-1108. ers also are invited and • CABBAGE ROLLS: list your free participants wiill order off The American Legion Post calendar the menu. No. 586, Tipp City, will offer a items.You • SUPPORT GROUP: cabbage roll dinner from 6The Miami-Shelby Ostomy 7:30 p.m. for $7. can send Support Group will meet at • SENIOR DAY: Miami your news by e-mail to 7 p.m. at the UVMC County Senior Day will be from 9:30-11 a.m. at A Cancer Care Center in the lower level of the Upper Learning Place, Piqua. Free Valley Medical Center, tickets must be reserved by 3130 N. County Road 25calling (937) 638-1884. A, Troy. Programs provide information and Leave a message with how many tickets support to ostomates and their families, and you need and your name and your tickets are beneficial to health care professionals will be waiting for you. as well. The May program speaker will be • CHICKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill Laura Lockwood from Coloplast. For more VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner information, call 440-4706. Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be chicken dinner with french fries and macaoffered from 3-7 p.m. at the Troy Church of roni salad for $7 from 6-8 p.m. Chicken livthe Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. ers also will be available. Anyone who registers to donate can take home an “I Did it for the Cookie” cookbook. SATURDAY Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or • SPAGHETTI DINNER: Troy Post No. call (800) 388-GIVE or make an appoint43 Baseball will offer an all-you-can-eat ment at spaghetti dinner will be offered from 3-7:30 • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis p.m. at 622 S. Market St., Troy. The meal Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. also will include a salad bar, drink and at the Troy Country Club. Heather Dorsten, dessert. Meals will be $6.75 for adults and manager of the Troy Strawberry Festival, $4 for children 12 and younger. All prowill speak. For more information, contact ceeds will benefit the Troy American Kim Riber, vice president, at 339-8935. Legion baseball. • COFFEE AND DOUGHNUTS: The • PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Troy Miami Valley Veterans Museum will host a Men’s Community Prayer Breakfast will be free coffee and doughnut gathering from 9- offered at 7:30 a.m. at Zion Baptist 11:30 a.m. at the Troy Masonic Temple, sec- Church, 711 W. Franklin St., Troy. A memond floor, 107 W. Main St., which also is bership drive will be part of the event. the location of the museum. The featured • YARD SALE: The Troy Senior speaker will be Ron Hufford talking about Citizens Center, 134 N. Market St., Troy, his service while guarding the Tomb of the will have a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. Unknown Soldiers. The Miami Valley Donations may be dropped off the week of Veterans Museum will be open for visitation April 29. as well. For more information, call the • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be museum at (937) 451-1455, find the organ- offered from noon to 4 p.m. at the Miami ization on Facebook or visit www.theyshall- County Relay For Life, Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25-A,

• PRAYER EVENT: Troy Christian Schools will lead a prayer event at the Miami County Courthouse from 11:55 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in honor of National Day of Prayer. There will be guided prayer times led by students and staff, as well as a celebration of song. Complimentary sack lunches will be provided for guests who come during their lunch break. Rain location for this event is Troy Christian Gymnasium, 700 S. Dorset Road, Troy. Call the school office for questions at 339-5692. • 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) 3683700. • 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. • SPAGHETTI DINNER: The Springcreek Livestock 4-H Club will host a spaghetti dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. at Alcony Grace Church, 1045 S. Alcony Conover Road. The cost of the meal is a donation to the 4-H club.

Troy. 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 • PANCAKES AND SAUSAGE: The Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ, one block west of the intersection of State Route 48 and State Route 718, will hold its monthly all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 7:30-11 a.m. The cost is $4 for the standard adult breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee, tea or milk. A deluxe breakfast is available for $5 and includes scrambled eggs. Children’s portions also are served. Contact the church office at (937) 6763193 for more information. This will be the last breakfast until Sept. 10. • SHARE-A-MEAL: The First United Church of Christ, corner of South Market and Canal streets, will offer its Share-AMeal from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The meal will feature hamburgers, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, fruit pie and beverages. Share-A-Meal is a program to reach out to the community by providing nourishing meals to anyone wishing to participate while giving an opportunity to socialize with others in the community. Use the Canal Street entrance where the church is handicapped accessible. • GENEALOGY CLASS: A genealogy class will be offered at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday May through July at the A.B. Graham Center, Conover. There is a fee. Reservations are necessary by calling (937) 368-3700. • CREATURE FEATURE: Meet the Eastern Screech-owl from 2-3 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. Come learn how to identify these nocturnal creatures not only by sight, but by the sounds they make that many people believe sounds like a horse neighing. This event is free with paid admission to the building. • RUMMAGE SALE: Troy VFW No. 5436 will offer a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2220 LeFevre Road, Troy. • ENCHILADA DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer enchilada dinner with Mexican rice from 5-7 p.m. for $6. For more information. call (937) 6986727.



• 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.

• DODGEBALL TOURNEY: A dodgeball tournament will begin at 1 p.m. at the A.B. Graham Memorial Center, Conover. Call Emalie at (937) 620-3832 for more information. • WINGS AND STRINGS: WACO Aviation Learning Center and Troy Noon Optimists Club will host the annual “Wings on Strings” family kite fly from noon to 3 p.m. at Historic WACO Field, 1865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. The community is invited to make and fly a kite, and materials are provided. Admission is free. For more information, call (937) 335-9226 or

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. Johns 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.


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SPRINGFIELD — Dr. David Devier, vice president of academic and student affairs for Clark State Community College, has announced the names of students for the 2012 Winter Quarter Dean’s List. Three hundred thirty-two full-time students (those taking 12 or more credit hours) earned a 3.5 grade point average or better to receive dean’s list honors. Area students named to the list include: • Piqua: Hannah Parshall. • Saint Paris: Sydney Dail and Ronda Taylor. A total of 604 part-time students (those taking 6-11 credit hours) earned a 3.5 grade point average or better to receive dean’s list honors. Area students named to the list include: • Fletcher: Tyler Onkst. • Saint Paris: Leslie Collinsworth, Cory Dunn, Heather Hall and Elizabeth McKamy. • Tipp City: Matthew Fisher, Dusti High, Judith Vargo and Travis Wilt. • Troy: Devin Adams, Aesha Atkins and Tina Roach. • West Milton: Jennifer Dodson

ADA — Ohio Northern University students in the Department of History, Politics and Justice’s “Appellate Advocacy” undergraduate honors course presented “Mandatory Life Without Parole Sentencing for Juvenile Offenders” in the Pettit College of Law Moot Court Room on Tuesday, May 1. The presentation featured oral arguments heard by a seven-member bench. Members of the bench included Ohio Supreme Court Justice Robert Cupp (serving as chief justice); Alicia Hawley, a Chicago-based attorney specializing in white-collar defense; Louisville prosecutor Jason Butler, who works in criminal defense and is the youngest prosecutor in Kentucky to win a death penalty case; Miami University professor and former prosecutor Dan Herron; Jim Wagoner, a Louisville-based attorney specializing in employment law; Autumn Manley, ONU lecturer; and Rob Waters, ONU visiting assistant professor of history. Katie Deeter, a freshman political science major from Troy, acted as one of the respondents in the case.

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The community is invited to participate in a family-friendly 5K run/walk that will take place May 12 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Troy Christian Schools’ high school track. The race is being officially measured and timed by Alliance Running. “The purpose of this run is to give families and serious runners a fun, safe race in Miami County, while raising funds for our school,” said Shelly Calvert, 5K event coordinator. “It is

good timing for people who are training for the Strawberry Festival 10K, and a nice family event for the community. “It’s also very reasonably priced at only $10 per entry with a maximum of $40 per family (immediate family only),” Calvert added. “Entries received by May 4 will receive a free Tshirt.” To register for the Troy Christian Schools 5K, go to the school website at

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Student loan agreement? It’s not quite that simple WASHINGTON (AP) — In the political campaigns still taking shape, President Barack Obama, Republican challenger Mitt Romney and lawmakers of both parties say they want to protect college students from a sharp increase in interest rates on federally subsidized loans. Agree, they might, and act they surely will. But first, they settled effortlessly into a rollicking good political brawl. In less than 72 hours, what might have looked like a relatively simple matter mushroomed into a politically charged veto showdown that touched on the economy and health care, tax cuts and policies affecting women. Accusatory campaign commercials to follow, no doubt. “This is beneath us. This is beneath the dignity of this House and the dignity of the public trust that we enjoy,” protested House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio as he and Democrats both maneuvered for position. Evidently not. “It shouldn’t be a Republican or a Democratic issue. This is an American issue,” Obama said in North Carolina last week as he broached the topic of legislation in a move to gain support students in the fall election. He urged his listeners to tweet their lawmakers and urge them to block an increase in interest rates on federally subsidized loans issued beginning July 1. There was partisan pop behind Obama’s message, though. Over two days of campaign-style appearances on college campuses, he quoted one unnamed Republican lawmaker as saying she had “very little tolerance for people who tell me they graduate with debt because there’s no reason for that.” Another GOP lawmaker likened student loans to “stage three cancer of socialism,” he said. Both Republicans quickly said they had been quoted out of context. Within a day, Romney told reporters he agreed on the need to prevent the rate increase, while conceding nothing to Obama in the search for political advantage. “I support extending the temporary relief on interest rates for students,” he said, and cited “extraordinarily poor conditions in the job market” in a jab at the president’s handling of the economy. Congressional Democrats announced they would write legislation to prevent a doubling of the current 3.4 percent interest rate, and cover the $6 billion cost by requiring more wealthy individuals to pay Social Security and Medicare payroll tax. It was a not-so-subtle reprise of a campaign perennial, the allegation that Republicans want to cut programs benefiting those who aren’t rich to protect tax cuts for those who are. “Let’s be honest,” said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. “The only reason Democrats have proposed this particular solution to the problem is to get Republicans to oppose it, to make us cast a vote they think will make us look bad to the voters they need to win the next election.” He then accused Democrats of wanting to pay for the legislation “by raiding Social Security and Medicare, and by making it even harder for small businesses to hire.” Democrats noted that the Republican-written budget included no provisions to block the increase in the interest rate. It was evidence, they added, that if the GOP had its way, the cost of borrowing would double soon. Two conservative groups, the Heritage Foundation and the Club for Growth, both opposed the change, but only about 30 GOP House members voted against it. The Democratic charge brought a rebuttal from Boehner, who said at midweek that the Republican-controlled House would vote quickly to prevent the interest rate from rising. “The issue is not a partisan issue,” he said, echoing Obama on one point. “No one here expected interest rates would go up in the fall.”

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, on federal budget deliberations: Instead of touting an unrealistic Democratic budget plan in the face of an unrealistic Republican budget plan, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., just did something significant — and responsible. Unfortunately, he’s also leaving Congress. That made it a lot easier for him to do the right thing, rather than what’s politically expedient during this hyper-partisan election year. Conrad, who leads the Senate Budget Committee, deserves

credit for pushing the bipartisan Bowles-Simpson deficit-reduction plan. The move surprised many in Washington. And it provides more attention to and momentum for the only fiscally-sound budget plan so far that’s bipartisan enough to pass. It would slow soaring budget deficits to stabilize national debt. It would control spending on entitlements by, for example, raising the Social Security retirement age over time. It also would trim defense spending and close tax loopholes. Conrad, who was a member of the president’s debt commission

headed by former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles and former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming, isn’t going to force a vote on his package. That’s disappointing. Conrad’s high-profile move to offer Bowles-Simpson as a formal resolution is nonetheless welcome as another small step toward fiscal sanity. … America needs more leaders unafraid to do the right thing even when they’re facing re-election. That also means we need more voters willing to support leaders who value workable solutions over partisan games.


Cap City here I come, with everyone else It’s here. The big race week is here again. You can always tell. There must be a smell in the air and a high energy level because race week is always filled with 100 percent more excitement, anticipation and nerves than any other. I’ve trained for months now. And while I had a few weeks that were not my best, I’m still looking forward to this race. I got so focused on the timing and logistics that I lost sight of the fact that I am doing this race for so much more. I’m doing it for so much more than myself and for so much more than my own health. Friday night I will head over to the expo to get my race day packet, and something that I have never had before — ribbons. My ribbons will be honoring my family and others’ families that are battling cancer and those who have lost the fight. I have so many ‘thank you’s’ to get out after the race is over. My fundraising experience was so humbling, and it showed how so many people can come together for a great cause when they can all relate. From co-workers to family, friends, co-workers of my mom’s and people I haven’t talked to in years, the donations shocked me and made me smile every time they came in. I will be forever grateful to each and every one of you! I promise to do my

Katie Yantis Troy Daily News Columnist best to make you proud as I honor your family, friends and loved ones! Not surprising to anyone in the county anymore I don’t think, but I have been super emotional this week from all of it. One reason is I am more connected to this race than my last, both mentally, physically and emotionally. Two, this time around I have been so incredibly blessed to be with a number of different people in the running world to train with and just come to know as friends from Up and Running to various town groups and individuals. I made the decision to join Team (G)Race of the First United Methodist Church here in town. I will never go back to always running by myself and I will never train on my own again. That group of people has been such a blessing to me. My running buddy

Casie and I couldn’t be any crazier, but she is such a blessing. She is an inspiration and an incredible woman of God. Brett and Cynde have done so much to organize all of it and as I have reconnected with old friends and made new I can’t help but be aboundingly appreciative to them for all they have done with the team. Brett wrote an article on the team page that made me cry. He talked about the journey and why we run — to glorify God — and it was just a little piece of perfection in my eyes. Brett, thank you so much for the times you have stayed back with me on the days I struggled. Casie, thanks for pushing me on some days and everyone else, just thank you. Thank you for being there, thank you for being part of an amazing thing and thank you for the support. We are all going to do so great this weekend, so good luck to all of you! This time around, it was like I had someone stepping up and asking me to run, holding me accountable and more than anything, just wanting to spend time together as we prepared ourselves for our big days. My new friend Tiffany and I have a blast in the mornings. My friend Britt and I have fun in the evenings and intermixed in was my friend Christen. It got to the point where I mixed up my schedules

and intermixed conversations. It was bound to happen, but it was worth it. My relationships have become so much richer, so much more meaningful. It’s not just about going out and running. It’s about taking the time to get together and as we run, we catch up on life, give advice back and forth and share life with each other. This may not be my best race, it could be my best, but it’s certainly not my last. And as I was reminded by numerous people along the way, it’s not about the results. It’s about the journey, and having fun. As I was thinking about my race this week, I immediately was blasted with an “inspirational quote” from one of my previous managers, Michelle. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” To everyone who ran last week in surrounding areas and to everyone running this weekend, good luck! Katie Yantis appears in the Troy Daily News every Wednesday. A special thanks to Kevin for his special gift to me this week. I am humbled and so appreciative!

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DOUGLAS C. RICKERT BOTKINS — Douglas C. Rickert, 55, 503 a former church council member and deaW. State St. Botkins, passed away Sunday, con. Mr.Rickert was currently April 29, 2012, as a result of an employed by Plastics auto accident. He was born on Recycling Technology in Piqua Aug. 26, 1956, in Sidney, Ohio, and prior to working there was the son of Lowell and Patricia employed for 31 years at the (Ambos) Rickert of Jackson former GKN — Henchen Center. Company before it’s closing. On Nov. 15, 1975, he married Funeral Services will be at Karen Donaldson who survives 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3, along with one son, Jason Rickert from the St. Paul and his wife Julie of Lethbridge, Lutheran Church in Botkins Canada; two daughters, Alyssa with the Rev. Robert Carter Rickert of Davenport, Iowa and officiating. Stephanie Rickert of Botkins; two RICKERT Burial will follow at Cedar grandsons, J.J. and Jaxon and Point Cemetery in Pasco. one brother, Dave Rickert of Botkins. The family will receive friends on Doug enjoyed watching his children parWednesday from 4 to 8 P.M. at the Cromes ticipate in different athletic events, weight Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. lifting and motorcycle riding. Three of his Memorials may be made to very special friends who will miss him Condolences may be expressed to the were, Max, CoCo and Bailey his pet dogs. Rickert family at our website, Mr. Rickert was a member of St.Paul Lutheran Church in Botkins where he was

CASSTOWN — Scott Alan Gump, 62, of Casstown passed away in his residence on April 29, 2012. Born Feb., 17, 1950, in Troy, Scott was the son of the late James Edward and Dorothy (Dean) Gump. He married Rana Eileen Weaver on May 23, 2008 and she survives. Additional survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Steve Gilliam of Niceville, Fla., a niece Sarah Gilliam Cavazos and husband, Talmadge, and their daughter, GUMP Addison, also of Niceville, Fla., mother and father-in-law, Keith and Patricia Weaver of Covington and many extended family members and friends. Scott was a 1968 graduate of Miami East

High School. He was an independent truck driver and engaged in farming. He was also a member of the former Lena Social Lodge No. 217 Free and Accepted Masons. Scott will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in the SuberShively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Fletcher. According to Scott’s wishes a cremation will take place and his ashes will be scattered on his farm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dorothy Gump Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent to


as a civilian comptroller and liaison to the UPPER SANDUSKY — Robert W. Frank, Pentagon where he was in charge of auditing 95, of Upper Sandusky, died at 1:05 p.m. and closing military bases. He Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at St. served in the United States Vincent Mercy Hospital, Toledo. Army during World War ll for He was born Oct. 23, 1916, in JANE LLOYD RUSSELL Army Intelligence at the Salem Township, Wyandot County, TROY — Jane Lloyd Russell, 95, of Troy, Kentucky Baptist Hospital, Louisville, Ky., Pentagon Office of Strategic to the late Wm. C. and Malinda which she often used in the loving care of Ohio, passed away Monday, April 30, Services. Mr. Frank was also a (Seifert) Frank. her husband and children. 2012, at Clare Bridge, Troy. civil defense trainer. While serving in the United She shared her love of learning States Army during World War ll, She was born Nov. 22, 1916, In 1970 he retired from Wrightand faith with her children, in Greenville, Ky., to the late Patterson Air Force Base and he met Elizabeth “Betty” D. Davis grandchildren and others, teach- of Gainesville, Texas. They were Frank A. and Minnie Mae returned to Upper Sandusky on ing Sunday school and volun(Brown) Hunter. the family farm where he was married May 20, 1945, in the teering at Concord School. She married Robert C. raised. Walter Reed Chapel in Mrs. Russell was a member of Washington, D.C. She preceded Russell on Jan. 18, 1940, and He enjoyed designing and buildFRANK the First Presbyterian Church, he preceded her in death July ing homes, making wood furniture him in death Feb. 18, 2010. Troy, where she was a former 7, 1999. and was classified as a true craftsSurviving are sons Robert G. deacon and elder. She is survived by two sons man. He loved to travel the United (Teresa) Frank of Monticello, Ky., She also was a member of and daughters-in-law, Hunter States and visit Civil War battlefields. David W. (Sheree) Frank, Darien, Literacy is for Everyone. and Karen Russell of Troy and Playing cards especially bridge, Conn., and James A. Frank of Upper In 1996, she and her husband, Bruce and Kathleen Russell of RUSSELL camping and repairing antique furniSandusky; a granddaughter, Faith Robert served as grand High Springs, Fla.; two daughture were some of his past-times. Elizabeth Frank; two great-grandchilters and sons-in-law, Annette and Michael marshals for the Troy Strawberry Festival Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. dren, Keileigh Frank and Adrian Frank; a sisParade. Cargill of Troy and Eleanor and John ter-in-law, Jane Frank of Upper Sandusky. He Saturday, May 5, 2012, in the St. Paul Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Parker of Ocean City, N.J.; nine grandchilwas preceded in death by a brother, Warren Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Jarrod Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the First dren, Tanya (Brian) Kirkpatrick, Tina Schaaf officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Frank. Presbyterian Church, Troy, with the Rev. (Harry) Wagner, Kimberly (Tim) Niggel, Cemetery, where military graveside honors Mr. Frank was a member of St. Paul Dr. Richard Culp officiating. Friends may Lisa Parker, Ryan Parker, Erin (Michael) will be conducted by Upper Sandusky Lutheran Church and a former assistant call from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Twiss, Lauren (Jason) Patton, Andrea Veterans Color Guard. scout master for the Boy Scouts of America (Thomas) Doyle and Andrew Russell; and church. Family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Troop of the church. While living in Troy, he Memorial contributions may be made to 10 great-grandchildren. Friday, May 4, 2012, in the Bringman Clark was a member of Troy United Methodist the First Presbyterian Church, 20 S. In addition to her parents and her husFuneral Home and an hour prior to services Church and had been a Sunday school band, Jane was preceded in death by one Walnut St., Troy, OH 45373, or Hospice of at the church. teacher. Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH daughter, Nancy Hill. Memorial contributions may be made to He was educated at Salem Centralized 45373. She attended Maryville College, Tenn., School, Tiffin Business School and received Alliance for the Mentally Ill or charity of the Friends may express condolences to the his bachelor’s degree from The University of donor’s choice in care of Bringman Clark where she met her husband Bob. family through Cincinnati. Mr. Frank’s career was with the She received a nursing degree from Funeral Home 226 E. Wyandot Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351. federal government, working for the Postal ROBERT D. POWELL To extend a condolence or share a memory Inspections Service, The Atomic Energy Commission and The United States Air Force visit and great-great-grandchildren. TIPP CITY — Robert D. “Bob” Powell, Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, 85, of Tipp City, passed away April 30, THELMA L. MORRISON DAVIS serving during World War II. 2012, surrounded by family after a He was also a graduate of Penn brief illness. Daniel R. Davis in 2010; brother, Robert TROY — Thelma L. Morrison Davis, 90, of State University and worked as a Bob was born in Avoca, Pa., on Troy, Ohio, former resident of Bethel Township Morrison Jr.; and sister, Dorothy Simpson. Mechanical Engineer at A.O. Smith for 41 years, passed away on Saturday, April Feb. 19, 1927. She was a graduate of Troy High School, for 30 years. Bob was preceded in death by his 28, 2012 at her residence. She was born Oct. was a member of the First United Methodist Bob will be greatly missed by his 25, 1921, at home in McGuffey, Ohio to the father and mother, Benjamin and Church of New Carlisle, Ohio and a 50 year family and friends. Jennette Powell; and son, Steve member of the Home City Chapter of Order of late Robert Morrison Sr. and Euroda (Howe) The family will hold a private memorial. McDermott. Eastern Star. Morrison. She was married to the love of her Bob is survived by his wife, Marie Powell The family would like to thank Miami She had a love of gardening and was a collife, Wade E. Davis, on July 11, 1942 and he County Hospice. (Mahlon); siblings, Anne Powell and lector of angels and enjoyed “bargain” shoppassed away in 1988. In lieu of flowers, please support Miami Margaret (Woodrow) Kimes of Scranton, ping. She is survived by her loving daughter and County Hospice, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH Pa.; and five children and their spouses, She retired as a secretary with Millikencaregiver, Pamela Jo Davis of Troy; one sister, James Paul (Evelyn) McDermott of Bowie, 45373, and your local blood bank. Williams Insurance Agency, New Carlisle. Beverly A. (Maurice) Heffner of Troy; two Arrangements have been entrusted to Texas, Judy (Jim) Slattery of Tipp City, Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 3, brothers, James Morrison of Springfield, Ohio Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Darlene (Jim) Duggan of Schenectady, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy with interment to and Richard Morrison of Troy; one daughterMain St. Tipp City, OH 45371. N.Y., Linda (Rob) Brundrett of Troy and in-law, Pamela Sue Davis of Troy; four grand- follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Online condolences may be made at Lisa (Steve) Bownas of Dublin; 17 grandFriends may call from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at children, Wade (Lindsay) Davis, Jarrod Davis, children; and many great-grandchildren the funeral home with Order of Eastern Star Brecken Davis and Logan Davis; one greatservice prior to the service on Thursday. granddaughter, Raegan Marie Davis; loving Memorial contributions may be made to the nieces and nephews; and special friends, BETTY L. ELSON donor’s choice of charity. JoAnn and Betty. LUDLOW FALLS — Betty, L. Elson, 87, many years, was a 64 year member of Friends may express condolences to the In addition to her parents and her husband, the West Milton United Church of Christ, of Ludlow Falls passed away Saturday, Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her son, family through active in the Laura Lion’s Club, spent April 28, 2012, at the Upper Valley retirement in Coldwater, Michigan and Medical Center, Troy. She was preceded JAMES L. “JIM” TODD in death by her parents, Ralph and Dana Marathon,Florida. She enjoyed her grandchildren and (Hangen) Eberwein; husband, William Products Company of Tipp City and PIQUA — James L. “Jim” Todd, 79, of great-grandchildren and loved shopping Elson Jr. She is survived by her loving 5167 W. Brown Rd., Piqua, died peacefully enjoyed horses and being on the farm. He family, son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and and eating out. was a member of the Northtowne at 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Carol Elson of Coldwater, Mich.; daughChurch of God, Sidney. 2012, at his residence. ters and sons-in-law, Amie and Max Litke Thursday, May 3, at the Hale-Sarver A service to honor his life will He was born Oct. 5, 1932, Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami of Chillicothe, Staci and Steve Bucholtz begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the in Piqua to the late Clarence Street, West Milton with Pastor Mark of Bradford; beloved Northtowne Church of God, 2008 and Alice (Cromes) Todd. He Moore officiating, burial to follow at grandchildren, Aaron Litke, Jason Wapakoneta Ave., Sidney, with the married Lora C. Allen Oct. 6, (Melissa) Litke, David (Kelly) Elson, Chris Gettysburg Cemetery. Rev. Tim Bartee officiating. Burial 1967, in Sidney, a marriage Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Shellabarger, Kayla Shellabarger, Ryan will follow at Miami Memorial Park, which would span more than Wednesday at the funeral home. If so Bucholtz; great-grandchildren, Hannah Covington. 44 years; and she survives. desired, contributions may be made to Litke and Isaac Litke. Betty graduated Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Other survivors include two Juvenile Diabetes( Envelopes will sisters, Doris (Stanley) Kindell from Defiance College, taught in the Thursday at the Jamieson & be available at the funeral home. Bradford and Milton-Union Schools for Yannucci Funeral Home. of Van Wert and Lois Memorial contributions may be (Richard) Rohr of Conover; TODD made to Hospice of Miami County and several nieces and Howard Emerson Slorp Inc., P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. nephews. He was preceded in death by a He was retired from from General WEST MILTON — Howard Emerson Condolences to the family may also sister, Charlene Curtner; and two brothers, Motors after 32 years, and was a memSlorp, 87, of West Milton, passed away be expressed through jamiesonandyanRobert Todd and Richard Todd. ber of The First United Methodist Church, Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Hospice of Mr. Todd retired from the Creative Troy, and served as an usher. Dayton. Funeral services will be conducted at He was born Dec. 26, 1924, in Dayton, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the HaleOhio. FUNERAL DIRECTORY Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. He was preceded in death by his parMiami St., West Milton, with Pastor David • Lillian C. Croghan ents, Ohmer and Emma (Kuck) Slorp; a Hospital, Dayton. Alford Taubert, 78, of Leckrone officiating. brother, Clifford C. Slorp; and sisters, Funeral services will be ENGLEWOOD — Lillian West Milton, passed Friends may call one hour prior to the Irena Johnson, Evelyn Peters and Ruth Friday May 4, 2012, at away Monday, April 30, C. Croghan, 87, of service (6:30-7:30 p.m.) Thursday at the Corwin. the Hale-Sarver Family Englewood, Ohio, passed 2012, at Cypress Pointe, funeral home. Howard is survived by his son, Funeral Home, 284 N. Englewood. away Sunday April 29, In lieu of flowers, contributions may be Rick A. Slorp of Dublin, Ohio; and longMiami St., West Milton. Memorial services will 2012, at Bethany Village, made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 time companion of 25 years, Betty • Edward S. Lendenski be Sunday, May 6, 2012, Centerville. Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420. Winfield.

NANCY E. GRAF she is survived by her husband, Greg E. Graf, whom she married Sept. 25, 1981; sons, Derick (Ariana) Graf and Benjamin (Emily) Graf, both of Ansonia; grandchildren, Nathaniel, Grace, Ian, and Noah; a brother, Joe Cory of Richmond, Ind.; and a sister, Linda Borgwardt of Eaton. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, Greenville. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton. • Kathleen Knife ENGLEWOOD — Kathleen Knife, 64, of Englewood, passed away Monday, April 30, 2012, at Good Samaritan


ARCANUM — Nancy E. (Cory) Graf, 48, of Arcanum, passed away Sunday morning, April 29, 2012, from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Grubbs Rex Road in southern Darke County. She was born Sept. 15, 1963 in Richmond, Ind., daughter of Jane (Crothers) Cory of Richmond, Ind. and the late Joseph R. Cory. Nancy had worked as a nurse for Hospice of Dayton. She had attended the EUM Church in Greenville. In addition to her mother,

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Try to stay in touch with your daughter Dear Annie: Our daughter is 42 years old and divorced. For the past two years, she has been seeing "Matt." We accepted him and welcomed him at our numerous family gatherings. Several weeks ago, our daughter drank too much at a party and ended up in bed with another man. Needless to say, Matt became quite angry. But he went into a rampage. He threw bricks through her car windows, punched her in the eye and showed up at our doorstep to cuss her out. He also confronted her kids. We strongly advised her to end the relationship. But after Matt calmed down, he apologized, went for court-ordered counseling and now attends AA. So our daughter has started seeing him again. We totally disapprove of this relationship, but she has asked us to accept this guy again and welcome him to our family gatherings. We don't want him near us. It sounds like Matt is trying to do the right thing, but we can't forget what happened. We worry about her constantly when she is with him, in case he loses his temper again. How should we handle this? — Concerned Parents Dear Concerned: You don't have to approve of Matt in order to have a relationship with your daughter, and it is important that you stay in touch with her. It is not mandatory that you welcome Matt into your home, but please arrange to meet your daughter in other locations. If Matt abuses her again, she will need to know you are close by and available. There are men who have managed, through hard work and counseling, to find healthier ways to handle their anger, and we certainly hope Matt is one of them. Please urge your daughter to contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline for information (, and to give Matt plenty of time to prove himself before she becomes too entangled. Her life may depend on it. Dear Annie: A year ago, my teenage daughter, "Shawna," had a new friend spend the night. The next day, Shawna discovered her new friend gave her head lice. We treated it and told her friend to do the same. The problem is, this friend keeps giving lice to my daughter. We know it's her because it only happens when this particular girl spends the night or Shawna goes to her house. In between, there are no outbreaks. My daughter has missed several days of school, and I have bought countless treatments, sprayed the house, and washed and disinfected everything. I have talked to the girl's mother, who claims she's doing everything possible, but Shawna says she only vacuums. I told Shawna there will be no more visits with this girl until her parents figure out how to get rid of the lice. Isn't it time for Shawna to find a new best friend? — At My Wits' End Here Dear Wits' End: They can still be best friends over the phone and online for the time being. We suspect someone else this girl regularly comes into contact with is causing repeated infestations. The parents should carefully check every person in their home (including themselves) and talk to their pediatrician. Dear Annie: Your advice to "Stepped On," whose volunteer organization suffers from a rude and abusive supervisor, left out an important option. She and her colleagues should document instances of unacceptable behavior with details, dates and times, and present the facts in writing to the board, pointing out how the behavior harms the organization by alienating both volunteers and potential donors, two crucial resources. They also should document their efforts to get the supervisor to correct his behavior. They should be willing to sign their letter and be prepared to leave if no corrective action ensues. — Don't Put Up with it in Hawaii Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.


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Hold the pasta until you’re ready to add it to the soup Dear Heloise: I read your hint about adding rice, noodles or macaroni to “stretch” soup to make it more of a meal, and I had to pass along my suggestion. Cook the rice or pasta separately, then add it to the soup at serving time. This accomplishes several things. First, if you cook the rice or pasta along with the soup, it absorbs the liquid. You can keep adding water to the soup, but it will just get thicker and thicker. Keeping the rice or pasta separate allows you to control the thickness and flavor of the soup.

Hints from Heloise Columnist Also, if you have little ones, adding cooled or cold pasta or rice will cool the soup quickly to a manageable temperature. Love your column! — Chris in Monmouth, Maine Good hints, Chris, and you’re right — this is a good

way to control the amount of “soup,” too. Soup can be a delicious, quick dinner. Add salad and some bread, and your meal is complete. Want to try some of my favorite soup recipes? All you need to do is send $5 and a long, self-addressed, stamped (65 cents) envelope to: Heloise/Soup, P.O. Box 795001, San Antonio, TX 78279-5001. Make a large batch of soup and either share with family who live nearby or with neighbors, or freeze to enjoy another night. — Heloise PERFECT PINEAPPLE

Dear Readers: Is a “baby” pineapple really a baby (as in a pineapple that has been picked while small)? No! It is grown and picked as it is meant to be, which is about 4.5 inches high (not counting the leaves). Produced mainly in South Africa, these Queen Victoria pineapples are known for their sweet and tart quality and bold flavor. What makes these pineapples unique? The entire pineapple flesh is edible, including the core. So, next time you want some pineapple, give this variety a taste! — Heloise












HOROSCOPE Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Although you might have a rather wide range of acquaintances, perhaps your most consistent and most important associations will be with those who share the same ambitious objectives as you. Important bonds will be forged during the coming months. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Something rather exciting could happen if you visit places where you have a chance to make new contacts. Expose yourself to these kinds of occurrences, and the universe will do the rest. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — If you continuously stay positive, an important situation in which you’re presently involved will work out to your satisfaction, or perhaps even better than you thought possible. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Rather than discussing something important over the telephone or even putting it to paper, you’ll be much more effective going over the matter in person, if that’s at all possible. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Financial trends are moving in your favor, so if you have anything important monetarily that needs to be shared with others, do so now. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If at all possible, avoid people who always try to tell you what to do and how and when to do it. Your personal freedom and independences will be of utmost importance to you. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Your day won’t count for much if you fail to be compassionate when a situation calls for it. It’s not what you do for yourself as much as what you do for others that’ll afford you the greatest pleasure. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Base your social activities around friends with whom you’re totally at ease. Pretentious people will put you in a negative mood and make yours and everybody else’s day miserable. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If you have responsibilities dumped on your shoulders that affect others as much as they do you, take them very seriously. Everyone will suffer if you are indifferent or negligent. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Your intuition regarding the outcome of events is likely to be right on the money. If you have to make any projections for the day, keep this in mind and refrain from listening to others. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Joint ventures should work out quite satisfactorily, provided nobody tries to rush things beyond their normal pace. Press forward without being pushy. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — It’s best not to make any important decision that affects the entire family without first talking things over with them. Move on only after they’ve all had their say. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Don’t hesitate to take on something that is a bit beyond what you normally handle. It’s a day when things come easier for you, and that includes handling something new. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.



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Rain early High: 82°

Partly cloudy Low: 61°




Partly cloudy High: 85° Low: 65°


Chance of storms High: 83° Low: 63°

Chance of T-storms High: 78° Low: 63°


Mostly cloudy High: 72° Low: 57°



TODAY’S STATEWIDE FORECAST Wednesday, May 2, 2012 forecast for daytime conditions, low/high temperatures



Cleveland 81° | 58°

Toledo 84° | 58°

Sunrise Thursday 6:33 a.m. ........................... Sunset tonight 8:33 p.m. ........................... Moonrise today 4:44 p.m. ........................... Moonset today 4:05 a.m. ........................... New


Youngstown 83° | 55°

Mansfield 83° | 59°




82° 61° May 20

May 28

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ENVIRONMENT Today’s UV factor. 4

Fronts Cold

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Very High


Air Quality Index Good



Main Pollutant: Particulate

Pollen Summary 207




Peak group: Weeds

Mold Summary 4,654




Top Mold: Cladosporium Source: Regional Air Pollution Control Agency

GLOBAL City Amsterdam Berlin Calgary Dublin Hong Kong Jerusalem London Montreal Moscow Paris Tokyo

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Columbus 84° | 62°

Dayton 84° | 63° Warm Stationary


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80s 90s 100s 110s

Low: 17 at Shirley Basin, Wyo.

Portsmouth 90° | 62°



NATIONAL CITIES Temperatures indicate Tuesday’s high and overnight low to 8 p.m. Eastern Time. Hi Lo Prc Otlk Albany,N.Y. 56 46 .54 Cldy Albuquerque 84 52 Clr Anchorage 44 37 Clr Atlanta 88 67 PCldy Atlantic City MM MM MM Cldy Austin 88 70 Cldy Baltimore 83 58 .07 Cldy Birmingham 90 65 Clr 75 43 PCldy Bismarck Boise 60 42 PCldy Boston 47 45 .60 Rain Buffalo 54 46 .47 Cldy Burlington,Vt. 53 45 .46 Cldy Charleston,S.C. 86 66 PCldy Charleston,W.Va. 80 62 .64 Cldy Charlotte,N.C. 86 64 PCldy Chicago 64 49 .02 Cldy Cincinnati 80 60 1.17 Cldy 62 53 .52 Rain Cleveland Columbia,S.C. 90 66 PCldy Columbus,Ohio 75 63 .60 Cldy Dallas-Ft Worth 88 71 Cldy Dayton 71 60 1.32 Cldy Denver 79 47 Cldy Des Moines 78 53 Cldy Detroit 61 51 .12 Rain

Cincinnati 86° | 63°

Greensboro,N.C. Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Jackson,Miss. Jacksonville Kansas City Key West Las Vegas Little Rock Los Angeles Louisville Memphis Miami Beach Milwaukee Nashville New Orleans New York City Oklahoma City Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh St Louis San Diego San Francisco Seattle Washington,D.C.

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REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday .............................71 at 3:21 p.m. Low Yesterday..............................60 at 6:55 a.m. Normal High .....................................................67 Normal Low ......................................................47 Record High ........................................88 in 1951 Record Low.........................................26 in 1963

Precipitation 24 hours ending at 5 p.m..............................0.02 Month to date ................................................0.02 Normal month to date ...................................0.15 Year to date .................................................10.85 Normal year to date ....................................12.63 Snowfall yesterday ........................................0.00

TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Wednesday, May 2, the 123rd day of 2012. There are 243 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 2, 2011, Osama bin Laden, the face of global terrorism and architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was killed in a firefight with elite American forces at his Pakistan compound, then quickly buried at sea in a stunning finale to a furtive decade on the run. On this date: • In 1519, artist Leonardo da Vinci died at Cloux, France, at age 67.

who succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning. Longtime FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover died in Washington at age 77. • In 1982, the Weather Channel made its debut. • Today’s Birthdays: Singer Engelbert Humperdinck is 76. Singer Lesley Gore is 66. Actor David Suchet is 66. Singer-songwriter Larry Gatlin is 64. Rock singer Lou Gramm (Foreigner) is 62. Actress Christine Baranski is 60. Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson is 40. Soccer player David Beckham is 37.

• In 1863, Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was accidentally wounded by his own men at Chancellorsville, Va.; he died eight days later. • In 1932, Jack Benny’s first radio show, sponsored by Canada Dry, made its debut on the NBC Blue Network. • In 1936, “Peter and the Wolf,” a symphonic tale for children by Sergei Prokofiev, had its world premiere in Moscow. • In 1972, a fire at the Sunshine silver mine in Kellogg, Idaho, claimed the lives of 91 workers

Students named to National Technical Honor Society Each receives $1,000 scholarship on March 25. The NTHS students as well as their honored educators from Miami Valley Career MVCTC and their partner Technology Center (MVCTC) inducted 66 stu- school district, were recognized in a ceremony at dents into the National MVCTC in front of family Technical Honor Society For the Troy Daily News

The Lehman Catholic High School Community Congratulates Michael Jacob selected by the Ohio Energy Project to serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Youth Energy Celebration at The Ohio State University May 7, 2012 Currently registering students for the 2011-12 school year. Contact Principal Denise Stauffer @ Lehman High School (937)498-1161 or (937)773-8747.

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cators, Karen Beam of MVCTC and Iman Dawood of New York. She is the daughter of Raja and Bibi Gulfaraz from Tipp City. • Ashley Lanham (Tipp City) enrolled in the Interactive Multimedia program at MVCTC, chose to honor as her most significant educators, Patrick Carlisle of MVCTC and Julie Baldwin. She is the daughter of Robert and Jennifer Lanham from Tipp City. • Caitlin Sexton (Bethel) enrolled in the allied health technologies program at MVCTC, chose to honor as her most significant educators, Beth Deaton of MVCTC and Mindy Gatrell of Bethel. She is the daughter of Eric and Tammy Sexton from Tipp City. • Kaytlyn Snyder (Bethel) enrolled in the allied health technologies program at MVCTC, chose to honor as her most significant educators, Lyna Timmons of MVCTC and Mindy Gatrell of Bethel. She is the daughter of David and Amy Snyder from Tipp City. • Austin Stalhood (Tipp City) enrolled in the criminal justice program at MVCTC, chose to honor as his most significant

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educators, Sandra Welborn of MVCTC and Kristin Blochowski of Whitmer High School. He is the son of Martha Stalhood from Tipp City. • Emma Swigart (Milton-Union) enrolled in the environmental engineering program at MVCTC, chose to honor as her most significant educators, Michael Buchanan retired MVCTC instructor and Dana Dickison of Milton-Union. She is the daughter of Monte and Shelley Swigart from Laura. • Joseph Turner (Tipp City) enrolled in the environmental engineering program at MVCTC, chose to honor as his most significant educators, Mike Mullen of MVCTC and Jimmy Moore of Tipp City. He is the son of John and Peggy Turner from West Milton. • Jacquelyn Wagner (Miami East) enrolled in the graphic commercial art program at MVCTC, chose to honor as her most significant educators, Jack Spitler of MVCTC and Meghan Arnold of Miami East. She is the daughter of Scott & Kimberlee Wagner from Troy. For more information about MVCTC, visit

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Blevins from Troy. • Ian Bowman (Miami East) enrolled in the architectural technology and engineering technology program at MVCTC, chose to honor as his most significant educators, Bill Denlinger of MVCTC and Tim Deaton of Pathway. He is the son Janelle Bowman from Fletcher and the late Mr. Jerry Bowman. • Amber Cottrell (Milton-Union) enrolled in the allied health technologies program at MVCTC, chose to honor as her most significant educators, Tonya Barnett of MVCTC and Linda Stillwagon, retired Milton-Union teacher. She is the daughter of Jeff and Belinda Cottrell from Laura. • Kelsey Durham (Bethel) enrolled in the legal assistant program at MVCTC, chose to honor as her most significant educators, Kelly Haws of MVCTC and Mindy Gatrell of Bethel. She is the daughter of James and Dawnyel Durham from Tipp City. • Sehrish Gulfaraz (Tipp City) enrolled in the cosmetology program at MVCTC, chose to honor as her most significant edu-

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








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

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

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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. We offer pleasant work environment competitive salary & comprehensive benefit package. Qualified applicants may apply on line or by mail. Ke YAH International Trading, LLC 4655 Urbana Rd. Springfield OH 45502

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280 Transportation Driver $2500 Sign-On-Bonus

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Continental Express Inc. has immediate need for a Mechanic for day shift. Will perform preventative maintenance and repairs on semi tractors and/or trailers. Must be mechanically inclined, dependable and have own tools. Experience on tractor trailers preferred but not required. We offer: • Competitive Pay & Benefits • Uniforms • 401k with match • Direct Deposit • Vacation and Holiday Pay Interested candidates can contact Mark at 800/497-2100, forward a resume to or apply in person at: Continental Express Inc.

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305 Apartment 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday 1,2 & 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS Troy ranches and townhomes. Different floor plans to choose from. Garages, fireplaces, appliances including washer and dryers. Corporate apartments available. Visit Call us first! (937)335-5223 EVERS REALTY TROY, 2 bedroom townhomes, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, ca, w/d hook up, all appliances, $695 (937)216-5806 2 BEDROOM in Troy, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, no pets. $525. (937)573-7908 3 Bedroom utilities included 150 weekly, 600 monthly, 200 deposit, 318 S Roosevelt, Piqua (937)778-8093 $585, PIQUA'S Finest, all brick, 2 bedroom apartment, attached garage, appliances, CA, (937)492-7351 COVINGTON 2 bedroom townhouse, $495. No Pets. (937)698-4599, (937)572-9297. DODD RENTALS Tipp-Troy: 2 bedroom AC, appliances $500/$450 plus deposit No pets (937)667-4349 for appt.

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BRADFORD 5570 Croftmill Rd. (off 36 outside of Covington) Thursday-Saturday 9-4. Kids clothes 0-3T (boys and girls), women and mens clothing, toddler bed, toys, household items, Vera Bradley and a variety of purses. CASSTOWN, 275 and 205 State Route 201 (north of 41), Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8am-? Annual Sale! Antiques, guns, tools, metal lathes, antique coffee grinder, hull, McCoy, glassware, clocks, pictures and frames, exercise bike, furniture, ladies bike, china cabinet, dolls, fabrics, crafts and supplies, Coke items, and miscellaneous household.

TIPP CITY, 885 Michaels Rd. (between 25A & Peters Rd.) Thursday, Friand Saturday, day, 8am-4pm. Three Family Sale. Household, collectables, knick knacks, decorator items, glass ware, jewelry, baby gear, toys, clothing, bike, (2) TVs, microwave.

SIDNEY, 2190 Miami Conservancy Road, (corner of Fair Road), Thursday and Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday, 9am-12pm. Bag Day, Bake Sale! Miscellaneous furniture, clothing and other Items. TIPP CITY, 2705 Ginghamsburg Frederick Road, Saturday and Sunday, 8am-5pm. Retiring teacher grades 4-7, lots of material and books. TIPP CITY, 3767 South Tipp Cowlesville Road, Friday, 9am-3pm. Antiques, household items, tools, and miscellaneous.

★★★★★★★★★★★★★ TROY, Annual Shenandoah Neighborhood Garage Sale! Thursday, May 3 thru Saturday, May 5 from 7:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday! Take I-75 to Rt. 55 West. Take first left on Barnhart, left on Swailes. Shenandoah is 1/4 mile on right. Visit: for a list of items for sale and neighborhood map! 25+ Homes participating! ★★★★★★★★★★★★★ PIQUA, 1508 Amherst, Saturday, 9-4. Military clothing, military gear, books, electronics, baseball cards, clothing, lots of miscellaneous! PIQUA, 419 Brentwood, Saturday, 9am-3pm Lots of household items, vacuum, lamps, china, pottery, glassware, shelving, mens and womens clothing, games and toys, and much, much more

PIQUA, 8811 Rakestraw (north of 185) Thursday, Friday, 8am-5pm and Saturday, 8am-1pm. Name brand men's & women's casual & dress clothing, leather motorcycle coats, dirt bike gear, accessories, heaters, grill, lawn trailer, log chains, traps, household items, canoe, motorcycle lots of miscellaneous items! PIQUA, 9325 North County Road 25A, Thursday, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-2pm. Treadle Singer sewing machine, Tupperware, clothes, household items, lots of miscellaneous!

PIQUA, corner of Wood and Downing St, St. John's Lutheran Church, Spring rummage and bake sale, Friday 9-3 and Saturday 9-1.

RUSSIA COMMUNITY Garage Sale! Friday, May 4, 9am-6pm & Saturday May 5, 9am-1pm. Many multi -family locations. TIPP CITY, 549 West Dow Street, Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm Multi Family Sale! Electronics, furniture, antiques, household items, fitness equipment, clothing, bedding, books and more!

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TIPP CITY 565 Pine Street. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 9am-? Brand new table saw never used, bikes, furniture, craft items, too much to list. TIPP CITY, 590 Burr Oak (Cottonwood Subdivision, Hyatt to Whispering Pines to Burr Oak) Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 8am-5pm. Step 2 Playhouse and Kitchen set, farm toys, Legos, train table, K-nex, boys 4-14, teen toys and ladies 4-8, Abercrombie, Hollister, Under Armor, Ralph, Nintendo DSi. TIPP CITY, 595 Barbara Drive, Thursday May 3, 9am-4pm. Extension ladder, tools, golf equipment, mini hi-fi system, clothes, and much more.

TIPP CITY, 6622 Curtwood Dr. Thursday & Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 8am-4pm. Huge Sale. Not your ordinary garage sale. Clothing, shoes, shapers, coats from QVC. Breezies, Sports Savvy, Quacker Factory, Denim & Company, and more. Alot of other new and used items. Household items. Something for everyone. You don't want to miss this sale! TIPP CITY, 667 Fern Avenue, Saturday May 5, 8am-4pm, 7 piece patio set, child's picnic table, futon, oak coat rack, clothes, nursing scrubs, and much more. TIPP CITY, 673 Thornburg Place, May 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 9am-4pm. Three Family Sale!! Household goods and lots of miscellaneous, Too much to list!!! TIPP CITY, 737 Barbara Drive, Thursday, May 3th, Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th, 9am-4pm Toys, suitcases, bike, sewing machine, school supplies, dog items, baby furniture, books, free items and much more. TIPP CITY, 756 Bellaire, Thursday noon-7pm, Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 7am-?, Mix of Name brand clothes, girls nb-7, boys nb-24 months, Maternity, Travel set, Strollers, toys, books, fans, puzzles, household items, much more TIPP CITY, 835 Hawthorne Drive, Friday and Saturday, 9am-4pm. Infant to toddler 4T girls, toys, double size sleeping bag, dishes, and much more. TIPP CITY, 850 Todd Court (between Shoop & Evanston Roads, off Kurtwood). Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm. Earnhardt cereal boxes, car pictures, small cars, and Nascar collectables, Ninja stand, end tables, large floor lamp, lots of misc. TROY, 1910 S Barnhart, Saturday, May 5, 9-4, 2 Amish upholstered wood rockers, antiques, Christmas, some furniture, floor loom, barbies, kayak, four poster bed, and misc

TIPP CITY, 890 Scenic Knoll (Deer Cliff Subdivision), Thursday and Friday, May 4th and 5th, 9am to 5pm. HUGE HUGE HUGE! Multi family garage sale! Various items including excellent condition girls newborn to 2T clothes, furniture, home decor, kid toys, scrubs, riding lawn mower, push mower, pit bike, closet organizers, drill press, ceiling fans and area rugs. Must see! TIPP/ MONROE COMMUNITY SERVICES WIDE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE, Saturday, May 5, 9-4. Maps available at 3 East Main Street, McDonald's, Burger King, Speedway in Tipp City. For more information call (937)667-8631 TROY, 1073 Greenfield, Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm. NO EARLY BIRDS! Hand tools, elechousewares, tronics, home decor, digital camera, palm pilot, adult clothing, 8 ft ladder, garden tools, shop supplies, hunting gear, and whole lot more. TROY, 1302 Croydon Road, FRIDAY ONLY, May 4, 9am-4pm. Multifamily Sale. Household items, lamps, sewing machines, table telescope, bedspreads, Precious Moment items, misc. Stop by for good deals. FRIDAY ONLY. TROY, 1635 Brook Park Drive, Thursday and Friday, 9am-4pm. All size clothing, baby items, and tons of miscellaneous, something for everyone. TROY, 2659 Stonebridge Drive, Thursday & Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday, 8amNoon. Moving Sale! Massage chair, home decor, reclining couch & chair, table & chairs, bedroom set, sewing cabinet, antique bed, household items and much more. TROY, 2899 W. Main (First Lutheran Church corner of Rt. 41 & Washington Road). Friday 9am-5pm. Saturday 9amnoon. Rummage sale! Clothing for all ages, bedding, shoes, linen's, purses, glassware, books, crafts, collectable's, misc. Saturday clothing $3.00 a bag, bags provided. TROY, 50 Carriage Crossing Way, Thursday 8am-5pm. Name brand children clothes, girls 4-6, boys 8-12; stroller, crib mattress, kids formal ware, utility tables, video games, household items, kids bicycles, and much more! TROY, 584 Northpoint Court, Thursday and Friday, 9-4. Take Stanfield to Meadowpoint to North Point. TROY, 735 Wisteria Drive, Friday, May 4 & Saturday, May 5. Moving Sale! Self propelled mower, furniture, elliptical exerciser, shed items, miscellaneous. TROY, 828 Cobblestone Drive, Friday, 9am-4pm & Saturday, 9am-Noon. Collector??? Angels, cross stitch fabric, thread, kits, coffee mugs, frames: large/small, brass/wood, shelf/wall, jewelry: high end costume and aroundthe-world, clip earrings, small furniture items, China, photo albums, candles, unique holders, silverplate serving pieces (make offer, you polish), much, much more! See for yourself!

TROY, 975 North Dorset Road, Wednesday thru Saturday 9-5, Moving Sale! Car, marble top dresser with mirror, furniture, tv's, tools, lp's and 45's, collectibles, Wheatonware, everything must go!

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2, 3 & 4 BEDROOM houses available, Piqua, $ 5 5 0 - $ 7 5 0 , (937)778-9303 days, (937)604-5417 evenings.

REFRIGERATOR, 22 CF French Door $200, Electric 30" Range $200, Microwave Wall Mount $125, all Black, Washer/Dryer $200 Beige, (937)935-1472

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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430 Mobile Homes for Sale

Case No.: 2012-DR-65 Judge Gee Magistrate Beers

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WILLIAM MOTON 404 Crescent Drive, Apt. 1F Troy, Ohio 45373 Plaintiff,

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570 Lawn and Garden JOHN DEERE X340 riding mower. Like new, only 40 hours used. Striping kit and tire chains included. 54 inch mower deck, $4250. (937)552-9553

TILLER, ECONO Horse,Troy built, 1999 used little $675, also Stihl FS44 brush cutter, $100. (937)615-9592

TREE TRIMMER, 10/12 foot with saw blade, excellent condition. $40 (937)846-1276

DAISY MAE MOTON 726 Sherman Avenue Troy, Ohio 45373 Defendant

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Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the Director of Public Service and Safety, City Hall, 100 South Market Street, Troy, Ohio, 45373-7303, until 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, for the: WATER TREATMENT PLANT CLARIFIER PAINTING project in accordance with the plans and specifications now on file in the office of the Director of Public Service and Safety. The bidding documents may be reviewed and obtained in the office of the City Engineer located in City Hall.

To Daisy Mae Moton, whose last known address was 726 Sherman Avenue, Troy, Ohio 45373; you are hereby notified that you have been named Defendant in a legal action entitled William Moton, Plaintiff vs. Daisy Mae Moton, Defendant. This action has been assigned Case No. 2012-DR-65 and is pending in the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Troy, Ohio 45373. The object of the complaint is for divorce and the prayer is to grant William Moton a divorce from you. You are required to answer the complaint within 28 days after the last publication of this notice which will be published once each week for six successive weeks. The last publication will be made on May 30, 2012, and the 28 days for answer will commence on that date. In case of your failure to answer or otherwise respond as required by the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure, this action will be converted into an uncontested divorce. Jay M. Lopez (0080819) LOPEZ, SEVERT & PRATT CO., L.P.A. 18 East Water Street Troy, Ohio 45373 Phone: (937) 335-5658/ Fax: (937) 335-8943 E-mail: Attorney for Plaintiff 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30-2012 2277532

COMMON PLEAS COURT MIAMI COUNTY, OHIO GENERAL DIVISION CASE NO. 12-31 JUDGE CHRISTOPHER GEE MAINSOURCE BANK 635 South Market Street Troy, Ohio 45373, vs. MARTHA E. GRANT 2344 Forest Ave. Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008, et al.

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Each proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Proposals shall be submitted on the forms furnished by the City and must be enclosed in sealed envelopes endorsed by the Bidder and marked “Bid –WATER TREATMENT PLANT CLARIFIER PAINTING”. Bids may be submitted by mail to the Director of Public Service and Safety, 100 South Market Street, P.O. Box 3003, Troy, Ohio, 45373-7303. Each Bidder must submit evidence of his experiences on projects of similar size and complexity. All Contractors and Subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practical, use Ohio products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of this project. Each Bidder is required to furnish, with his proposal, a Bid Guaranty in accordance with Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code as a guarantee that if the proposal is accepted a Contract will be entered into. The Bid Guaranty shall be in one of the following forms: 1. A certified check, cashiers’ check or letter of credit in an amount equal to 10% of the total bid amount, payable to the City of Troy, Ohio, or; 2. A bid bond in the amount of 100% of the bid amount, payable to the City of Troy, Ohio. If the Bid Guaranty is furnished in Bond form, it shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety. The City of Troy reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularities in the bids when to the advantage of the City and to select the best bid in his opinion. The City of Troy, Ohio is in compliance with ADA. Patrick E. J. Titterington Director of Public Service and Safety


5/2, 5/9-2012 To MARTHA E.GRANT, whose address is unknown and the spouse of MARTHA E. GRANT, if any, whose name and address is unknown, and to the spouse, surviving spouse, devisees, heirs at law, and next of kin of MARTHA E. GRANT, and the spouses of the surviving spouse, devisees, heirs at law, and next of kin of MARTHA E. GRANT, who are unknown to plaintiff, and whose address or addresses are unknown. Plaintiff has brought this action naming you as one of the Defendants in the above-named Court by filing its Complaint on January 13, 2012. The object of the Complaint is to foreclose a mortgage against the following described real estate: Situate in the City of Troy, County of Miami, in the State of Ohio And being approximately 55 feet off the west end of Lot Number FIVE HUNDRED (500), more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of said Lot 500 in said City of Troy, Ohio; thence East 55.41 feet; thence North 67.73 feet to the north line of said lot; thence west parallel with the south line of said lot 55.72 feet; thence South 67.73 feet to the place of beginning; said lot being located in the City of Troy, Ohio. Survey Reference: Volume 10, Plat 46, Miami County Engineer’s Record of Lot Surveys. Parcel Number: D08007920. The prayer of the Complaint is for a judgment against MARTHA E. GRANT for $41,751.36, from and after November 17, 2011 at 5.375% per annum, plus any amounts paid by Plaintiff on behalf of said Defendant as alleged in Count Three; that the mortgage given by MARTHA E. GRANT, to Plaintiff herein, be found and adjudged to be a first and valid lien upon the real estate described in this Complaint; that all of the Defendants, including you, be required to set forth their respective interests or claims in the hereinabove described real property or forever be barred; that all liens on the property be marshaled; that the mortgage of Plaintiff be foreclosed and that said real property be ordered sold and the amount found to be due Plaintiff be paid out of the proceeds, or such other relief legal and equitable as may be proper and necessary; and that Plaintiff recover its costs herein. You are required to answer the Complaint within twenty-eight (28) days after the last publication of this notice, which will be published once each week for six successive weeks, and the last publication will be made on May 2, 2012. In case of your failure to answer or otherwise respond as permitted by the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure within the time stated, judgment by default will be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.


COUNTY: MIAMI The following applications and/or verified complaints were received, and the following draft, proposed and final actions were issued, by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) last week. The complete public notice including additional instructions for submitting comments, requesting information or a public hearing, or filing an appeal may be obtained at: or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, 50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614-644-2129 email: FINAL ISSUANCE OF PERMIT TO INSTALL APPLE FARM SERVICE, INC. 10120 W VERSAILLES RD, COVINGTON NEWBERRY TWP. OH ACTION DATE: 04/17/2012 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: WASTEWATER IDENTIFICATION NO.: 868345 This final action not preceded by proposed action and is appealable to ERAC. Apple Farm Service Onsite Mound System at 10120 West Versailles Rd FINAL ISSUANCE OF ADMINISTRATIVE MODIFICATION TO PERMIT-TO-INSTALL AND OPERATE PIQUA MATERIALS INC./PIQUA MINERALS DIVI 1750 WEST STATLER ROAD PIQUA, OH ACTION DATE: 04/17/2012 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO.: P0109883 Administrative Modification of PTIO P0092502 to change the operational range of the pressure differential across the baghouse specified in the monitoring and record keeping requirements for emissions unit P002 from 1.5 to 6 inches of water to 1.5 to 9 inches of water. PIQUA MATERIALS INC./PIQUA MINERALS DIVI 1750 WEST STATLER ROAD PIQUA, OH ACTION DATE: 04/17/2012 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO.: P0109882 Administrative Modification of PTIO P0092502 to change the operational range of the pressure differential across the baghouse specified in the monitoring and record keeping requirements for emissions unit P009 from 1 to 6 inches of water to 1 to 9 inches of water. APPLICATION RECEIVED FOR AIR PERMIT

ALAN M. KAPPERS, Trial Attorney DUNGAN & LEFEVRE CO., L.P.A. 210 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373 (937) 339-0511,

D&D CLASSIC BRIGHT WORKS, INC. 1708 COMMERCE DR. PIQUA, OH ACTION DATE: 04/06/2012 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO.: A0044318 Installation of new chromium electroplating system.

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POMERANIAN PUPPIES, for sale, 13 weeks, 2 males, 5 females, have shots, (937)916-5931 leave message, will show after 7pm

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MACHINISTS TOOLS, large selection. Toolboxes, surface plate, height stand, mics, indicators, too much too list. Will separate. (937)726-5761

CHIHUAHUA, Free to good home. 6 year old female, up to date on shots and spayed. Good with children and other pets. (937)552-9094.

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CITY OF TROY ORDINANCE NO. O-7-2012 ORDINANCE RELEASING MORTGAGE LIEN FOR TYLER N. GEORGE AND MARY BETH GEORGE Approved: 4-9-2012, Troy City Council Prior loan paid off. Copy of entire ordinance available at Troy City Hall

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Approved: 3-19-2012, Troy City Council Approval of modified application Copy of entire resolution available at Troy City Hall

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Approved: 4-9-2012, Troy City Council Approval of $77,250 loan Copy of entire resolution available at Troy City Hall

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CITY OF TROY RECREATION BOARD COPY OF LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the Director of Public Service and Safety, City Hall, 100 South Market Street, Troy, Ohio, 45373-7303, until 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 for the: HOBART ARENA BOILER REPLACEMENT PHASE 2, BLOWER/COIL REPLACEMENT project in accordance with the plans and specifications now on file in the office of the Director of Public Service and Safety. The bidding documents may be reviewed in the office of the City Engineer located in City Hall and obtained for a nonrefundable fee of $25.00 payable to the City of Troy, Ohio.

Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the Director of Public Service and Safety, City Hall, 100 South Market Street, Troy, Ohio, 45373-7303, until 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, for the: SANITARY SEWER GROUTING PROJECT in accordance with the plans and specifications now on file in the office of the Director of Public Service and Safety. The bidding documents may be reviewed in the office of the City Engineer located in City Hall and obtained for a nonrefundable fee of $25.00 payable to the City of Troy, Ohio.

Each proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Proposals shall be submitted on the forms furnished by the City and must be enclosed in sealed envelopes endorsed by the Bidder and marked “Bid –HOBART ARENA BLOWERS”. Bids may be submitted by mail to the Director of Public Service and Safety, 100 South Market Street, P.O. Box 3003, Troy, Ohio, 453737303. Each Bidder must submit evidence of his experiences on projects of similar size and complexity.

Each proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Proposals shall be submitted on the forms furnished by the City and must be enclosed in sealed envelopes endorsed by the Bidder and marked “Bid –SANITARY SEWER GROUTING”. Bids may be submitted by mail to the Director of Public Service and Safety, 100 South Market Street, P.O. Box 3003, Troy, Ohio, 45373-7303. Each Bidder must submit evidence of his experiences on projects of similar size and complexity.

All Contractors and Subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practical, use Ohio products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of this project.

All Contractors and Subcontractors involved with the project will, to the extent practical, use Ohio products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of this project.

Each Bidder is required to furnish, with his proposal, a Bid Guaranty in accordance with Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code as a guarantee that if the proposal is accepted a Contract will be entered into. The Bid Guaranty shall be in one of the following forms: 1. A certified check, cashiers’ check or letter of credit in an amount equal to 10% of the total bid amount, payable to the City of Troy, Ohio, or; 2. A bid bond in the amount of 100% of the bid amount, payable to the City of Troy, Ohio. If the Bid Guaranty is furnished in Bond form, it shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety.

Each Bidder is required to furnish, with his proposal, a Bid Guaranty in accordance with Section 153.54 of the Ohio Revised Code as a guarantee that if the proposal is accepted a Contract will be entered into. The Bid Guaranty shall be in one of the following forms: 1. A certified check, cashiers’ check or letter of credit in an amount equal to 10% of the total bid amount, payable to the City of Troy, Ohio, or; 2. A bid bond in the amount of 100% of the bid amount, payable to the City of Troy, Ohio. If the Bid Guaranty is furnished in Bond form, it shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety.

The City of Troy reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularities in the bids when to the advantage of the City and to select the best bid in his opinion.

The City of Troy reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularities in the bids when to the advantage of the City and to select the best bid in his opinion.

The City of Troy, Ohio is in compliance with ADA.

The City of Troy, Ohio is in compliance with ADA.

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Patrick E. J. Titterington Director of Public Service and Safety

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MONDAY RESULTS • Baseball Troy 5, Piqua 1 PIQUA — Piqua had a chance to clinch the GWOC North title Monday at Hardman Field but lost 5-1 to the Troy Trojans. Troy’s Devon Alexander threw a seven-hitter and struck out five to keep Piqua off the board for most of the game. An error to start the fifth inning, a hit batter and two walks helped Troy bat around and scored four runs, although only one of them was earned. After an error and a hit batter, Devin Blakely had a double to score Thomas Harvey. With one out, Nick Antonides put down a perfect squeeze bunt to make it 2-0 and after an intentional walk to Nathan Helke, Jordan Guillozet had a two-run single. Troy scored the final run of the game in the top of the seventh, when Helke was hit by a pitch and, after a stolen base, Guillozet doubled in a run. Young led Piqua at the plate with two singles, Helke had two hits for Troy and Guillozet had a single and a double. Tipp 6, KR 3 KENTON RIDGE — Tippecanoe pitcher Carter Langdon gave up a run for the first time in five Central Buckeye Conference starts … but it didn’t matter. Langdon had nine strikeouts as the Red Devils rode a big five-run third inning to the

■ See MONDAY on 15

SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY Baseball Piqua at Troy (5 p.m.) Kenton Ridge at Tippecanoe (5 p.m.) Waynesville at Milton-Union (5 p.m.) Miami East vs.Twin Valley South (5 p.m.) Newton at Covington (5 p.m.) Bethel at Ansonia (5 p.m.) Softball Piqua at Troy (5 p.m.) Kenton Ridge at Tippecanoe (5 p.m.) Waynesville at Milton-Union (5 p.m.) Miami East vs. Bethel (5 p.m.) Newton at Covington (5 p.m.) Tennis Troy at Sidney (4:30 p.m.) Track and Field Milton-Union, Miami East, Piqua, Bradford at Northmont Relays (4 p.m.) Lehman at Ridgemont (5 p.m.) THURSDAY Baseball Tippecanoe at Greenon (5 p.m.) Milton-Union at Madison (5 p.m.) Newton at Miami East (5 p.m.) Bethel at Ansonia (5 p.m.) Dayton Christian at Troy Christian (5 p.m.) Tri-Village at Covington (5 p.m.) Bradford at Twin Valley South (5 p.m.) Lehman at New Knoxville (5 p.m.) Softball Tippecanoe at Greenon (5 p.m.) Milton-Union at Madison (5 p.m.) Newton at Miami East (5 p.m.) Bethel at Ansonia (5 p.m.) Dayton Christian at Troy Christian (5 p.m.) Tri-Village at Covington (5 p.m.) Bradford at Twin Valley South (5 p.m.) Tennis Piqua at Troy (4:30 p.m.) Tecumseh at Tippecanoe (4:30 p.m.) Milton-Union at SWBL (at Tom Cloud Park) (9 a.m.) Track and Field Troy, Tippecanoe at Fairmont Invite (5 p.m.)

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Devils hammer Flyers, 4-1 Adam Larsson and David Clarkson scored their first goals of the postseason, and the New Jersey Devils posted a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night, evening this Eastern Conference semifinals series at 1-1. See Page 14.

CONTACT US ■ Sports Editor Josh Brown (937) 440-5251, (937) 440-5232



May 2, 2012

■ Horse Racing

71-year-old trainer at first Derby LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Mike Harrington is content watching the hubbub of Kentucky Derby week from afar. The 71-year-old trainer is happily tucked away in a non-descript barn that lacks even the teeniest view of Churchill Downs’ magnificent Twin Spires. Let the visitors be entertained by Bob Baffert’s jokes or eavesdrop on Todd Pletcher’s training tidbits.

Harrington prefers laying low with Creative Cause, likely to be one of the top betting choices for Saturday’s race. The gray-roan colt has never finished out of the money in any of his eight career races, posting four wins, two seconds and two thirds. He’s among the best of five strong California-based horses in the expected 20-horse field. Of course, Baffert and Pletcher hold their usual strong

hand, with two Derby horses each. Harrington has but one. “This is probably two derbies for me,” he said Tuesday. “It’s my first and my last.” He certainly has the pedigree to be here. Harrington followed his father, grandfather and greatgrandfather into the business, starting out training and racing quarter horses at bush tracks as

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a teenager. Later, he became a veterinarian and worked the racetracks until returning to training full time nearly 20 years ago. Creative Cause is the best horse he’s ever had. “Everybody grows up dreaming of going to the Kentucky Derby and most people realize they’re probably never going to

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Surprise guest Pettite testifies in Clemens trial


Troy baseball players cover up the pitching mound at Market Street Field with a tarp Tuesday. The game was suspended until today.

Waiting game Big league matchups forced to wait until today BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor They’ve waited 20-plus years for a league title. What’s one more day? Troy’s matchup with Piqua Tuesday — what amounts to the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division championship game — got started despite an early afternoon storm, but another round of rain and lightning caused the teams to suspend the game until today.

MIAMI COUNTY “Hopefully it will be worth the wait,” said Troy coach Ty Welker, whose Trojans haven’t won a league title since 1991, when it was the GMVC. “The boys were itching and ready to play. We tried. It was a tough decision. There were a lot of people there, both teams were wanting to play, but do you want a game like that to be decided on a wet field?” Piqua, which hasn’t won a league title since 1995, threatened in the first and second innings, but a slip by a baserunner and the resulting pickoff at second base ended the top of the Troy’s Brooke Evans runs to first base during the first inning Tuesday against Piqua. The game was suspended until today due ■ See RAINOUTS on 16 to rain.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens sat some 20 feet apart, Pettitte on the witness stand and Clemens at the defense table trying to avoid going to jail. The topic: a remark about human growth hormone Pettitte recalled hearing from his longtime teammate, mentor and workout partner a dozen years ago. “Roger had mentioned to me that he had taken HGH,” Pettitte testified. “And that it could help with recovery, and that’s really all I remember about the conversation.” The rest of the details are fuzzy. Pettitte went on to acknowledge that the words were said in passing during an intense workout. It’s a conversation that Clemens has famously claimed that Pettitte “misremembers.” The right-hander on trial who won 354 major league games and the lefty on the stand with 240 wins had an awkward reunion Tuesday, Day 8 in the retrial of charges that Clemens lied when he told Congress in 2008 that he never used steroids or HGH. Pettitte’s appearance enlivened the proceedings and came without warning. The government interrupted testimony from the trial’s first witness to call Pettitte just before noon. Wearing a gray suit, he walked into court a day after allowing six runs and 10 hits with eight strikeouts over 5 2-3 innings in an extended spring training game in Clearwater, Fla., as part his comeback attempt at age 39 with the New York Yankees. Pettitte testified mostly with his hands clasped in front of him and rarely looked at Clemens, even during the lengthy delays when lawyers held conferences at the judge’s bench. Clemens frequently took notes. The two haven’t spoken recently because of the trial, but Pettitte nevertheless said he found it difficult to testify because he still considers Clemens a good friend. Pettitte is crucial to a government case that will otherwise rely heavily on the testimony of Brian McNamee, who worked as a strength coach for both Clemens and Pettitte and has

■ See CLEMENS on 16

■ Major League Baseball

History has to wait Rainout puts Bruce’s streak on hold CINCINNATI (AP) — Jay Bruce, the National League’s player of the week, had to sit and watch for another day this time, because of raindrops. His manager hopes he doesn’t cool off. The opener of a series between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds was postponed on Tuesday because several lines of thunderstorms moved through the area. The game wasn’t immediately rescheduled. It meant that Bruce, who is one homer shy of matching a Reds record, had to limit himself to batting practice instead of trying to hit one out for the fifth game in a row something he wouldn’t mind taking a swing at. “Uh, sure, why not?” Bruce said.

“But I’m not trying to think about any of that kind of stuff. It’s great. I’d like to extend this week for as long as I can and be consistent, really.” The rainout was more beneficial to the Cubs, who arrived in town early Tuesday after a 6-4 loss in Philadelphia. The unexpected day off gave their bullpen a chance to regroup and get healthier. It was the first postponement for both teams this season and the sixth overall at Great American Ball Park, which opened in 2003. A storm moved in during batting practice, followed by another line of storms. The game was called 2 hours, 13 minutes after the origiAP PHOTO nally scheduled start, with more The Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds game was postponed due to rain Tuesday in Cincinnati. rain expected.

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■ National Basketball Association

Thorny performance 76ers thump Rose-less Bulls CHICAGO (AP) — Jrue Holiday scored 26 points, Lou Williams added 20 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat Chicago 109-92 on Tuesday night to even their firstround series in the Bulls’ first game since Derrick Rose’s season-ending knee injury. The superstar point guard received a standing ovation and waved to the crowd as he limped onto the court to present the game ball, then watched from a suite as the 76ers simply blitzed the Bulls in the third quarter. They outscored Chicago 36-14 in the period, turning an eight-point deficit into an 83-69 lead, and pulled even with the league’s top-seeded team. Game 3 is Friday in Philadelphia. Holiday was 11 of 15 from the field, and the Sixers shot 59 percent overall. Williams came up big, going 8 of 13 after hitting just 1 of 6 shots in the opener, and Chicago product Evan Turner chipped in with 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Joakim Noah led the Bulls with 21 points and eight rebounds. John Lucas III scored 15 points, but


New York Knicks power forward Amare Stoudemire (1) reacts after having words with Miami's Udonis Haslem, not shown, in Miami Saturday.

Anger management Stoudemire’s season may end after punching glass AP PHOTO

Philadelphia 76ers guard Jrue Holiday (11) drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) and forward Luol Deng during the second quarter in Chicago on Tuesday. Carlos Boozer scored just nine and Luol Deng finished with eight. More alarming, the Bulls simply couldn’t stop the Sixers, particularly in the third quarter. Turner scored 11 points in the period, and Philadelphia wiped out a 55-47 deficit. The Sixers were leading 68-61 midway through the

quarter after a 12-0 run that Elton Brand started with a foul-line jumper. Then, after a basket by C.J. Watson, Andre Iguodala threw down a thunderous one-handed dunk over Deng for a three-point play that drew plenty of oohs, aahs and groans from a crowd that felt this one slipping away.

Celtics 87, Hawks 80 ATLANTA — Paul Pierce battled through another tough shooting night to score 36 points and the Boston Celtics wiped out Atlanta’s 11-point lead in the second half even without Rajon Rondo, stunning the Hawks 87-80 on Tuesday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

■ National Hockey League

Devils blast Flyers, even series the Devils past the Flyers and make up for the absence of Ilya Kovalchuk. The Devils played without their regular-season leading scorer because of a lower body injury. Travis Zajac added a late goal to make it 3-1, and Bryce Salvador scored a late empty-netter for the Devils. Game 3 is Thursday in New Jersey.

PHILADEPHIA (AP) — Adam Larsson and David Clarkson scored their first goals of the postseason, and the New Jersey Devils posted a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night, evening this Eastern Conference semifinals series at 1-1. Larsson and Clarkson scored consecutive goals in the third period to rally

Matt Read scored 2:53 into the game to give the Flyers hope they could jump to a commanding series lead. Instead, the offense went into a funk and goalie Ilya Bryzgalov couldn’t protect the advantage. Even without Kovalchuk, the Devils did what they wanted against Bryzgalov, taking close shots and dominating the

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■ CONTINUED FROM 13 make it, and I never thought I would make it,” he said. “You got guys like Baffert and Pletcher who have most of them (horses), so for a little guy like me it’s pretty rewarding.” The colt is owned by Heinz Steinmann, an 80year-old credited with bringing skiing to California from his native Switzerland. He owns Mountain High resort in Wrightwood, Calif., located in the mountains north of Los Angeles. He’s been Harrington’s main client for years and the two teamed to run Swiss Yodeler, who won some of California’s biggest stakes races and was a wellknown stallion in the late 1990s. Creative Cause has mixed it up on the Derby prep trail with Baffert’s top colt, Bodemeister, and trainer Doug O’Neill’s I’ll Have Another. He beat Bodemeister to win the San Felipe Stakes, and lost by a nose to I’ll Have Another in the Santa Anita Derby last month. As a 2-year-old, Creative Cause beat I’ll Have Another in the Best Pal Stakes and last fall finished third behind Derby rivals Hansen and Union Rags in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs.. “He falls under the radar, which I like. I don’t want him to be the favorite, I don’t want everybody talking about him,” Harrington said. “Everybody should be talking about Bodemeister, although my horse outrun him. Everybody should be talking about I’ll Have Another, although I outrun him also. Those three horses have traded punches, so who knows?” Bodemeister, along with Hansen and Trinniberg, is expected to set a fast pace in the 1 1-4-mile Derby. Creative Cause likes to tuck in behind the leaders and stalk the pace. I’ll Have Another has good speed, but

usually pushes the pace rather than sets it. O’Neill figures I’ll Have Another could lag in the middle of the pack. “You just need to be running through the stretch,” O’Neill said. “It’s not so much how fast you’re running early but if you can stay out of trouble and have horse to run down the lane, you got a chance.” Creative Cause has trained well on Churchill’s dirt track since arriving from Los Angeles. Harrington figures he’ll push him a bit harder on Friday to take the edge off so the colt won’t be too highstrung on Saturday, when more than 100,000 screaming fans will be on hand to watch him and the other Derby horses walk from the barn to the paddock. “It’s a damn long ways over there,” said Harrington, who may skip the procession that some trainers say makes for an indelible Derby memory. “My main focus is being able to perform in the paddock and get the saddle on him. If the horse gets there 20 minutes before I do, what good am I going to be?” Harrington would be easy to pick out of the parade of horses, owners, trainers and handlers. He’s the big guy wearing the big cowboy hat, and he’s the only first-timer at the Derby among the California-based trainers. Baffert has won three times, O’Neill has been here before, and so has Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, who will saddle Rousing Sermon. “I just keep telling people it’s just a race the first Saturday in May. This horse has run against good horses,” said Harrington, who gladly accepted a bottle of his favorite bourbon from a couple of barn visitors. “It’s not like I’m going to be so overwhelmed that I can’t get out of bed in the morning.”



BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Tampa Bay 16 8 .667 15 9 .625 Baltimore 13 10 .565 New York 13 11 .542 Toronto 11 12 .478 Boston Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 11 9 .550 12 11 .522 Detroit 11 11 .500 Chicago 6 16 .273 Kansas City 6 16 .273 Minnesota West Division W L Pct Texas 17 7 .708 Oakland 12 13 .480 11 14 .440 Seattle 8 15 .348 Los Angeles NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Washington 14 9 .609 Atlanta 14 10 .583 13 10 .565 New York 12 12 .500 Philadelphia 8 14 .364 Miami Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 14 8 .636 Cincinnati 11 11 .500 Milwaukee 11 12 .478 10 12 .455 Pittsburgh 9 14 .391 Houston 8 15 .348 Chicago West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 16 7 .696 San Francisco 12 10 .545 13 11 .542 Arizona 11 11 .500 Colorado 7 17 .292 San Diego

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Scores GB WCGB — — 1 — 2½ 1½ 3 2 4½ 3½

L10 9-1 7-3 6-4 5-5 7-3

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

GB WCGB — — ½ 2½ 1 3 6 8 6 8

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

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

GB WCGB — — 5½ 3½ 6½ 4½ 8½ 6½

L10 5-5 5-5 4-6 4-6

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

GB WCGB — — ½ — 1 ½ 2½ 2 5½ 5

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

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

GB WCGB — — 3 2 3½ 2½ 4 3 5½ 4½ 6½ 5½

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

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

GB WCGB — — 3½ 1 3½ 1 4½ 2 9½ 7

L10 6-4 6-4 6-4 5-5 4-6

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

AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday's Games N.Y.Yankees 2, Baltimore 1 Kansas City at Detroit, ppd., rain Texas 4, Toronto 1 Boston 11, Oakland 6 Tampa Bay 3, Seattle 2, 12 innings L.A. Angels 4, Minnesota 3 Tuesday's Games Baltimore 7, N.Y.Yankees 1 Detroit 9, Kansas City 3 Toronto 8, Texas 7 Oakland 5, Boston 3 Tampa Bay 3, Seattle 1 Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. (Chicago White Sox led 7-1 in the top of the sixth inning at time of press) Minnesota at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Wednesday's Games Texas (M.Harrison 3-1) at Toronto (R.Romero 3-0), 12:37 p.m. Kansas City (J.Sanchez 1-1) at Detroit (Verlander 2-1), 1:05 p.m. Baltimore (Arrieta 1-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 3-0), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (McCarthy 1-3) at Boston (Bard 2-2), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (Beavan 1-2) at Tampa Bay (Shields 4-0), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (Tomlin 1-2) at Chicago White Sox (Humber 1-1), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Hendriks 0-1) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 3-0), 10:05 p.m. Thursday's Games Seattle at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. N.Y.Yankees at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Games Arizona 9, Miami 5 Philadelphia 6, Chicago Cubs 4 Pittsburgh 9, Atlanta 3 Houston 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Colorado 6, L.A. Dodgers 2 Milwaukee 8, San Diego 3 Tuesday's Games Arizona 5, Washington 1 Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 2 Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, ppd., rain N.Y. Mets at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Milwaukee at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Miami at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Wednesday's Games N.Y. Mets (Schwinden 0-0) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 2-2), 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 2-0) at Colorado (Pomeranz 0-1), 3:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 1-2) at San Diego (Suppan 0-0), 6:35 p.m. Arizona (J.Saunders 2-1) at Washington (E.Jackson 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 2-1) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Halladay 3-2) at Atlanta (Hanson 3-2), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 1-1) at St. Louis (Lynn 4-0), 8:15 p.m. Miami (Zambrano 0-2) at San Francisco (Zito 1-0), 10:15 p.m. Thursday's Games Philadelphia at Atlanta, 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 12:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 1:45 p.m. Miami at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m. Arizona at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday's Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Kansas City .000 011 010—3 8 2 Detroit . . . . . .503 100 00x—9 14 0 Hochevar, K.Herrera (5), Collins (6), Coleman (8), Hottovy (8) and Quintero; Porcello, Coke (9) and Avila. W_Porcello 2-2. L_Hochevar 2-2. Baltimore . . .012 003 010—7 11 0 NewYork . . . .100 000 000—1 7 1 Matusz, O'Day (7), Ayala (9) and Wieters; P.Hughes, Logan (6), Wade (6), R.Soriano (8), Mitchell (9) and C.Stewart, Martin. W_Matusz 1-3. L_P.Hughes 1-4. HRs_Baltimore, C.Davis (5), Hardy (4). New York, Granderson (9). Texas . . . . . . .050 100 001—7 11 2 Toronto . . . . .004 000 301—8 7 2 Feliz, R.Ross (6), Ogando (7), Adams (9) and Napoli, Torrealba; Hutchison, Villanueva (7), Oliver (8), Cordero (9) and Mathis. W_Cordero 1-1. L_Adams 0-1. HRs_Toronto, K.Johnson (5), Bautista (4), Lawrie (3). Oakland . . . .100 400 000—5 10 0 Boston . . . . .000 100 002—3 7 0 Parker, Fuentes (7), Cook (8), Balfour (9), Norberto (9) and K.Suzuki; Doubront, Atchison (5), R.Hill (7), Albers (8) and Saltalamacchia. W_Parker 1-0. L_Doubront 1-1. Sv_Norberto (1). Seattle . . . . . .001 000 000—1 9 0 Tampa Bay . .201 000 00x—3 3 0 Noesi, Luetge (6), Delabar (6), Furbush (8) and J.Montero; M.Moore, Badenhop (6), Jo.Peralta (8), Rodney (9) and Gimenez. W_M.Moore 1-1. L_Noesi 1-3. Sv_Rodney (8). HRs_Seattle, M.Saunders (4).Tampa Bay, Joyce (6). NATIONAL LEAGUE Arizona . . . . .000 011 201—5 13 0

Washington .000 000 010—1 6 1 Cahill, Shaw (8), D.Hernandez (9) and M.Montero; Zimmermann, Mattheus (7), Perry (9) and Ramos. W_Cahill 2-2. L_Zimmermann 1-2. Philadelphia .000 200 020—4 11 0 Atlanta . . . . . .000 101 000—2 8 1 Hamels, Bastardo (7), Qualls (8), Papelbon (9) and Ruiz; Beachy, Venters (8), Medlen (8) and McCann.W_Bastardo 1-1. L_Venters 2-1. Sv_Papelbon (9). HRs_Atlanta, McCann (4). NewYork . . . .000 210 000—3 7 0 Houston . . . .230 001 00x—6 10 0 Niese, Batista (4), R.Ramirez (6), Rauch (8) and Thole; Happ, W.Lopez (7), W.Wright (8), Myers (9) and C.Snyder. W_Happ 2-1. L_Niese 2-1. Sv_Myers (6). HRs_Houston, Lowrie (3), C.Snyder (1). BASEBALL'S TOP TEN AMERICAN LEAGUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .G AB R H Pct. Jeter NYY . . . . . . .23100 16 40 .400 Hamilton Tex . . . . .22 86 20 34 .395 Ortiz Bos . . . . . . . .23 88 17 34 .386 Konerko CWS . . . .21 81 13 31 .383 Sweeney Bos . . . .20 69 7 25 .362 Willingham Min . . .20 72 13 25 .347 CDavis Bal . . . . . . .22 75 12 25 .333 Span Min . . . . . . . .22 91 9 30 .330 Longoria TB . . . . . .23 82 15 27 .329 AdJones Bal . . . . .24 95 18 31 .326 Home Runs Granderson, New York, 9; Hamilton, Texas, 9; Encarnacion, Toronto, 8; MiCabrera, Detroit, 7; Napoli, Texas, 7; AdJones, Baltimore, 6; Joyce, Tampa Bay, 6; Ortiz, Boston, 6; Swisher, New York, 6; Wieters, Baltimore, 6. Runs Batted In Hamilton, Texas, 25; Swisher, New York, 23; MiCabrera, Detroit, 21; Encarnacion, Toronto, 21; Ortiz, Boston, 21; Cespedes, Oakland, 20; Aviles, Boston, 19; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 19. Pitching RRoss, Texas, 4-0; Darvish, Texas, 4-0; Shields, Tampa Bay, 4-0; Price, Tampa Bay, 4-1; DLowe, Cleveland, 4-1; RRomero, Toronto, 3-0; Hellickson, Tampa Bay, 3-0. NATIONAL LEAGUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .G AB R H Pct. Kemp LAD . . . . . . .23 84 24 35 .417 DWright NYM . . . .21 76 15 30 .395 Altuve Hou . . . . . . .23 90 16 33 .367 Posey SF . . . . . . . .19 68 11 24 .353 Kubel Ari . . . . . . . .21 77 7 26 .338 SCastro ChC . . . . .23 90 11 30 .333 Freese StL . . . . . . .20 75 10 25 .333 Bourn Atl . . . . . . . .24100 13 33 .330 YMolina StL . . . . . .21 76 14 24 .316 Furcal StL . . . . . . .22 89 14 28 .315 Home Runs Kemp, Los Angeles, 12; Braun, Milwaukee, 7; Bruce, Cincinnati, 7; Hart, Milwaukee, 6; 7 tied at 5. Runs Batted In Kemp, Los Angeles, 25; Ethier, Los Angeles, 24; Freese, St. Louis, 20; JDMartinez, Houston, 20; Freeman, Atlanta, 18; CGonzalez, Colorado, 18; Braun, Milwaukee, 17; Bruce, Cincinnati, 17; LaRoche, Washington, 17. Pitching Lynn, St. Louis, 4-0; Lohse, St. Louis, 40; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 4-1; Capuano, Los Angeles, 3-0; Miley, Arizona, 3-0; MatReynolds, Colorado, 3-0; Rauch, New York, 3-0. Midwest League Eastern Division Lansing (Blue Jays) South Bend (D’Backs) Bowling Green (Rays) Great Lakes (Dodgers) Dayton (Reds) West Michigan (Tigers) Fort Wayne (Padres) Lake County (Indians) Western Division

W 18 15 14 13 12 12 10 8

L 6 10 11 12 13 13 15 16

Pct. .750 .600 .560 .520 .480 .480 .400 .333

GB — 3½ 4½ 5½ 6½ 6½ 8½ 10

W L Pct. GB Beloit (Twins) 14 11 .560 — Wisconsin (Brewers) 14 11 .560 — Quad Cities (Cardinals) 13 12 .520 1 Burlington (Athletics) 12 12 .500 1½ Cedar Rapids (Angels) 12 13 .480 2 Kane County (Royals) 11 14 .440 3 Clinton (Mariners) 10 14 .417 3½ Peoria (Cubs) 10 15 .400 4 Monday's Games Great Lakes 6, Kane County 1 Fort Wayne 8, Peoria 4 Beloit 7, Dayton 0 Quad Cities 14, South Bend 3 Wisconsin 7, Bowling Green 2 Cedar Rapids 4, West Michigan 3, 1st game Burlington at Lake County, ccd., rain Clinton at Lansing, ccd., wet grounds West Michigan 10, Cedar Rapids 6, 2nd game Tuesday's Games Cedar Rapids 8, West Michigan 0 South Bend 6, Quad Cities 2, 1st game South Bend 8, Quad Cities 0, 2nd game Wednesday's Games


SPORTS ON TV TODAY HORSE RACING 5 p.m. NBCSN — NTRA, Kentucky Derby Post Position Draw, at Louisville, Ky. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, Texas at Toronto or Kansas City at Detroit (1 p.m. start) 7 p.m. ESPN — Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees FSN — Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati WGN — Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 2, Utah at San Antonio 9:30 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, first round, game 2, L.A. Clippers at Memphis NHL HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 3, N.Y. Rangers at Washington 9 p.m. CNBC — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 3, Phoenix at Nashville Fort Wayne at West Michigan, 6:35 p.m. Peoria at Kane County, 7 p.m. Lake County at Dayton, 7 p.m. Bowling Green at South Bend, 7:05 p.m. Lansing at Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m. Quad Cities at Burlington, 7:30 p.m. Wisconsin at Clinton, 7:30 p.m. Beloit at Cedar Rapids, 7:35 p.m. Thursday's Games Quad Cities at Burlington, 12:30 p.m. Fort Wayne at West Michigan, 6:35 p.m. Peoria at Kane County, 7 p.m. Lake County at Dayton, 7 p.m. Lansing at Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m. Bowling Green at South Bend, 7:05 p.m. Wisconsin at Clinton, 7:30 p.m. Beloit at Cedar Rapids, 7:35 p.m.

HOCKEY National Hockey League Playoff Glance CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE N.Y. Rangers vs.Washington Saturday, April 28: NY Rangers 3, Washington 1 Monday, April 30: Washington 3, NY Rangers 2, series tied 1-1 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: Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 3, OT Tuesday, May 1: New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 1, series tied 1-1 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 vs. Nashville Friday, April 27: Phoenix 4, Nashville 3, OT Sunday, April 29: Phoenix 5, Nashville 3, Phoenix leads series 2-0 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 Monday, April 30: Los Angeles 5, St. Louis 2, Los Angeles leads series 2-0 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 109, Chicago 92, series tied 1-1 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. NewYork Saturday, April 28: Miami 100, New York 67 Monday, April 30: Miami 104, New York 94, Miami leads series 2-0 Thursday, May 3: Miami at New York, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 6: Miami at NewYork, 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: Indiana 93, Orlando

78, series tied 1-1 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: Atlanta 83, Boston 74 Tuesday, May 1: Boston 87, Atlanta 80, series tied 1-1 Friday, May 4: Atlanta at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6: Atlanta at Boston, 7 p.m. 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: San Antonio 106, Utah 91, San Antonio leads series 1-0 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: Oklahoma City 99, Dallas 98 Monday, April 30: Oklahoma City 102, Dallas 99, Oklahoma City leads series 20 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: L.A. Lakers 103, Denver 88, L.A. Lakers lead series 1-0 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 99, Memphis 98, L.A. Clippers lead series 1-0 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 Sprint Cup Standings 1. G.Biffle, ........................................338 2. D.Earnhardt Jr.,........................... 333 3. D.Hamlin, .....................................329 4. M.Kenseth, ..................................328 5. M.Truex Jr., ..................................316 6. J.Johnson, ...................................314 7. K.Harvick, ....................................313 8.T.Stewart, .....................................307 9. C.Edwards, ..................................287 10. R.Newman, ...............................278 11. Ky.Busch,................................... 265 12. C.Bowyer,................................. 264.

GOLF World Golf Ranking Through April 29 1. Luke Donald ...............ENG 2. Rory McIlroy .................NIR 3. Lee Westwood............ENG 4. Bubba Watson ............USA 5. Hunter Mahan.............USA 6. Steve Stricker..............USA 7.Tiger Woods ................USA 8. Martin Kaymer............GER 9. Justin Rose.................ENG 10. Phil Mickelson...........USA 11. Louis Oosthuizen ......SAF 12. Charl Schwartzel.......SAF 13. Adam Scott................AUS 14. Webb Simpson .........USA 15. Matt Kuchar...............USA 16. Jason Day .................AUS 17. Dustin Johnson.........USA 18. Graeme McDowell .....NIR 19. Bill Haas ....................USA 20. Jason Dufner.............USA 21. Sergio Garcia............ESP 22. Keegan Bradley ........USA 23. Brandt Snedeker.......USA

9.55 9.33 8.27 6.40 5.70 5.60 5.35 5.35 5.19 5.18 5.00 4.96 4.91 4.91 4.73 4.72 4.65 4.55 4.36 4.23 4.22 4.21 3.96

24. Peter Hanson...........SWE 25. Nick Watney ..............USA 26. Ian Poulter.................ENG 27. K.J. Choi....................KOR 28. Bo Van Pelt................USA 29. Mark Wilson ..............USA 30. Zach Johnson...........USA 31. John Senden.............AUS 32. Sang-Moon Bae .......KOR 33.Thomas Bjorn ...........DEN 34. Carl Pettersson ........SWE 35. David Toms................USA 36. Simon Dyson............ENG 37. Martin Laird ..............SCO 38. Alvaro Quiros ............ESP 39. Rickie Fowler.............USA 40. Ernie Els ....................SAF 41. Anders Hansen ........DEN 42. Robert Karlsson.......SWE 43. Paul Lawrie...............SCO 44. Aaron Baddeley ........AUS 45. Jim Furyk ..................USA 46. Francesco Molinari......ITA 47. Fredrik Jacobson .....SWE 48. Paul Casey ...............ENG 49. Ben Crane.................USA 50. K.T. Kim .....................KOR 51. Kyle Stanley ..............USA 52. Geoff Ogilvy ..............AUS 53. Fernandez-Castano..ESP 54. Nicolas Colsaerts ......BEL 55. Kevin Na....................USA 56. Miguel Angel JimenezESP 57. Ryo Ishikawa .............JPN 58.Y.E.Yang ....................KOR 59. Jonathan Byrd...........USA 60. Robert Rock .............ENG 61. Retief Goosen ...........SAF 62. Rafael Cabrera-Bello ESP 63. Greg Chalmers .........AUS 64. Matteo Manassero......ITA 65. Johnson Wagner.......USA 66. Branden Grace..........SAF 67. Charles Howell III .....USA 68. Gary Woodland.........USA 69. George Coetzee........SAF 70. Darren Clarke.............NIR 71. Robert Garrigus........USA 72. Hiroyuki Fujita............JPN 73. Robert Allenby ..........AUS 74. Ryan Moore ..............USA 75. Spencer Levin...........USA

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TRANSACTIONS Tuesday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB_Suspended Tampa Bay SS Tim Beckham (Durham-IL) 50 games after a second violation of drug abuse under the minor league drug prevention and treatment program . American League BOSTON RED SOX_Recalled SS Jose Iglesias from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned RHP Junichi Tazawa to Pawtucket. CLEVELAND INDIANS_Selected the contract of OF Johnny Damon from Columbus (IL). Designated INF Jose Lopez for assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS_Recalled C Drew Butera from Rochester (IL). Designated INF Sean Burroughs for assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYS_Placed 3B Evan Longoria on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of INF Will Rhymes from Durham (IL). Transferred RHP Kyle Farnsworth from the 15- to 60-day DL. National League PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES_Placed RHP David Herndon on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Brian Sanches from Lehigh Valley (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES_Recalled RHP Jared Hughes from Indianapolis (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS_Activated INF-OF Allen Craig from the 15-day DL. Designated OF Erik Komatsu for assignment. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS_Placed LHP Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of LHP Travis Blackley from Fresno (PCL). FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS_Signed WR Michael Calvin. Waived C Scott Albritton and OL Kyle Jolly. HOUSTON TEXANS_Waived WR Jacoby Jones. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS_Signed KR Jalen Parmele. MINNESOTA VIKINGS_Waived RB Caleb King. NEW YORK JETS_Waived WR Logan Payne. Signed K Josh Brown. OAKLAND RAIDERS_Signed QB Matt Leinart. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS_Signed OT Trevor Olson and OT Rocky Weaver. TENNESSEE TITANS_Signed LB Zac Diles and FB Collin Mooney. Released FB Will Ta'ufo'ou and LB Lawrence Wilson. WASHINGTON REDSKINS_Released WR Jabar Gaffney. HOCKEY National Hockey League FLORIDA PANTHERS_Assigned LW Quinton Howden to San Antonio (AHL). Signed RW Logan Shaw. N A S H V I L L E PREDATORS_Suspended F Alexander Radulov and F Andrei Kostitsyn one game apiece for violating team rules. WASHINGTON CAPITALS_Recalled G Dany Sabourin, D Sean Collins and F Cody Eakin from Hershey (AHL). MOTORSPORTS NASCAR_Fined Nationwide Series crew chiefs Luke Lambert, Danny Stockman, Trent Owens, Jimmy Elledge, Ernie Cope and Mike Shiplett $10,000 each, and placed on probation through Dec. 31 for failing inspection at Richmond International Raceway. Placed Car chiefs Phil Gould, Robert Strmiska, Shannon Rursch, Ronald Hornaday III, Paul Balmer and Christopher Meyers on probation through Dec. 31. SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS_Fined Seattle F Eddie Johnson an undisclosed amount for making an inappropriate gesture as he was leaving the field after an April 28 game against Chicago. COLLEGE ELON_Named Josh Hexter women's lacrosse coach. ILLINOIS_Announced sophomore G Rayvonte Rice is transferring from Drake. INDIANA_Named Kenny Johnson men's assistant basketball coach. JAMES MADISON_Named Scott Gerseny women's assistant soccer coach and recruiting coordinator. LSU_Named Robert Kirby men's assistant basketball coach. MARQUETTE_Named Christina Quaye women's assistant basketball coach. NYU_Announced the retirement of men's swimming and diving coach Bob Sorenson. RUTGERS_Named Josh Loeffler director of basketball operations for its men's program. SHENANDOAH_Named Brian Wigley interim director of intercollegiate athletics. ST. BONAVENTURE_Promoted Jason MacBain to sports information director.


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Monday ■ CONTINUED FROM 13 tune of a 6-3 win over Kenton Ridge on Monday. B.J. Donathan was 2 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs and Kyle Peura had a double. Bethel 7, Brookville 6 BROOKVILLE — It wasn’t easy, but the Bethel Bees improved to 21-3 on Monday with a 7-6 win in eight innings over Brookville. Colin Hoke’s homer tied the game in the seventh, then Jon Ellerbrock’s sacrifice fly in the eighth inning proved to be the game-winner. Ellerbrock finished the game 2 for 4 with three RBIs. Jimmy Pelphrey — who was the winning pitcher, coming on in relief of Jordan Elam in the sixth — went 2 for 3, while Joe Zimmerman was 2 for 3. Joe Serrer had a double. M-U 14, Newton 0 WEST MILTON – The Milton-Union Bulldogs put everything together Monday, scoring 10 runs in one inning and holding Newton to only four hits in a 14-0 victory. Dylan Smith was 2 for 3 with a home run to lead the way for the Bulldogs. Tyler Maiden was 2 for 3 with a double. Trey Overal got the win on the mound and was 2 for 4 at the plate. TC 22, Ponitz 0 Troy Christian put it on Ponitz Monday as Michael Seagraves had 12 strikeouts and David Diltz had three doubles and triple at the plate in a 22-0 win. Seagraves — who added a double and a triple — allowed just two hits in the game, Nathan Kirkpatrick had a double and Spencer Thomas had two doubles, as well. ME 7, Botkins 2 BOTKINS — Garrett Mitchell and Alex Brewer had clutch hits for Miami East, while Colton Bowling pitched a good game as the Vikings rolled to a 7-2 win Monday over Botkins. Michael Fellers was 2 for 5 with a double, Mitchell was 2 for 5 and Brewer had a bases loaded double in the win. Miami East is now 13-3 on the season. • Softball Tipp 2, KR 1 KENTON RIDGE — When the stakes couldn’t have been higher, the Tippecanoe Red Devils delivered with a 2-1 victory over Kenton Ridge to put themselves up a half game in the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division race on Monday. CC Alvarez once again put on a clinic on the mound and at the plate, fanning 10 batters and adding two hits, a run, a triple and a stolen base. Darlene Reinhard had a hit and an RBI, Alex Dawes had a hit and a run, Hannah Beck had a hit and an RBI and Kristin Mace had a double. Troy 11, Piqua 9 PIQUA — The Troy Trojans held off Piqua 11-9 Monday to lock up third place in the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division. Riverside 4, Bradford 2 Haley Patty had seven strikeouts and a hit, Alisha Patty added a double and an RBI, but Bradford lost to Riverside 4-2 on Monday. • Tennis Troy 5, Springfield 0 SPRINGFIELD — Troy knocked off another tough opponent Monday, sweeping Springfield 5-0. Luke Oaks, Reid Wynkoop and Sean Cothran won at singles. The first doubles team of Chris Schmitt and Ben Thompson and the second doubles team of Matt Alexander and Ian Stutz also won. Tipp 5, Shawnee 0 SPRINGFIELD — Tippecanoe got back to winning Monday, routing Springfield Shawnee 5-0. Sam Bollinger, Michael Keller and Jacob Belcher won at singles for the Red Devils. The first doubles team of Blake Sowry and Joe Coughlin and the second doubles team of Nick Dennuzzo and Tyler Heinl added victories, as well. M-U 4, Northmont 1 WEST MILTON — Milton-Union came out with a 4-1 win over Northmont on Monday, bringing its record to 15-2 on the year. Matt Brumbaugh and Beau Smedley won at singles. The first doubles team of Marshall Winterbotham and Kenton Dickison and the second doubles team of Jack Blevins and Kevin Brackman also won.



Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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■ Baseball/Softball

Dodgers’ sale finalized


LOS ANGELES (AP) — The tumultuous Frank McCourt era is over for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The $2 billion sale of the team to Guggenheim Baseball Management, a group that includes former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson, was finalized Tuesday. McCourt met with Dodgers employees Tuesday, expressing his appreciation, and introduced new controlling owner Mark Walter, said Howard Sunkin, a spokesman for McCourt. Walter is chief executive officer of the financial services firm Guggenheim Partners. The team will be run by former Atlanta Braves President Stan Kasten. They will hold a news conference Wednesday at Dodger Stadium. “The Dodgers move forward with confidence in a strong financial position as a premier Major League Baseball franchise and as an integral part of and representative of the Los Angeles community,” according to a joint statement by McCourt and the new owners. Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said he’s pleased the sale is finished and the Dodgers can have a fresh start after the “unbecoming events of recent years.” “It is my great hope and firm expectation that today’s change in ownership marks the start of a new era for the Los Angeles Dodgers and that this historic franchise will once again make the city of Los Angeles proud,” Selig said in a statement. The timing couldn’t have come at a better time

for Dodgers fans, who are excited about having their team leading the National League. The team had a 16-7 record going into Tuesday night’s game in Colorado. “I think the fans of LA are pretty excited about the new ownership and what it’s bringing. As long as L.A. is happy, I’m happy,” slugger Matt Kemp said. “As long as we’re winning, I’m happy.” The Dodgers have won six World Series titles but none since 1988, when they were still owned by the O’Malley family that moved the team from Brooklyn to California after the 1957 season. The sale was part of a reorganization plan after McCourt took the team into bankruptcy last June. A federal judge approved the deal last month. The sale was supposed to close Monday, the day McCourt was to make a $131 million payment to former wife Jamie McCourt as part of their divorce settlement. The team’s statement said all claims will be paid. Jamie McCourt did receive her payout on Monday. McCourt bought the team, Dodger Stadium and 250 acres of land that includes the parking lots from the Fox division of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. in a $430 million deal in 2004. Fox bought the team in 1998, then sold it to McCourt. In April 2011, MLB appointed former Texas Rangers President Tom Schieffer to monitor the Dodgers on behalf of Selig, who said he was concerned about the team’s finances and how the Dodgers were being run.

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softball — was also suspended to today. That game is scoreless in the bottom of the first. The Indians hold a one-game lead over the Miami East Vikings — who they play on Thursday. Should Covington win, Thursday’s game would be for the outright title, but if Newton tops Covington, Miami East will need to beat the Indians to earn a share of the title. The Vikings, meanwhile had both their baseball and softball games at Mississinawa Valley

Tuesday rained out before they even got started. Softball faces Bethel today in another makeup game and will take on the Friday. Blackhawks Baseball — which also will face Mississinawa Valley Friday — will finish today a previously-suspended game against Twin Valley South, with the scored tied 8-8 in the sixth inning. Newton’s baseball team will pick up where it left off against Covington today — with a 4-0 lead and still hitting in the bottom of the first

inning. Bethel’s baseball game against Tri-Village never even got started, and it was pushed to today, as well. No sport was immune to the rain, either. Troy’s GWOC North tennis matchup at Sidney was rained out and will be picked up today, pushing aside the Trojans’ originallyscheduled non-league matchup at Beavercreek. And Tippecanoe’s home match against Northwestern was also rained out.

inside the gym. Maybe outside. Then, under cross-examination from one of Clemens’ lawyers, Pettitte revealed how tenuous his account might seem to the jury. Attorney Michael Attanassio asked if it came amid a “lot of huffing and puffing” that accompanies a workout. “Yes,” Pettitte answered. Pettitte was then asked if Clemens’ remark was made “in passing” — as opposed to in a “focused conversation.” “I would say so,” Pettitte said. Pettitte will return to the stand on Wednesday. Pettitte also recalled the other time he spoke with Clemens about HGH, during the media swirl surrounding earlier congressional hearings — in 2005 — on drug use in sports. Both were playing for the Houston Astros, and Pettitte asked Clemens at spring training what Clemens would say if asked by reporters about HGH use. Clemens responded: “What are you talking about?” according to Pettitte, and that Pettitte must have misunderstood the 19992000 conversation. “He said, ‘My wife used it,’” Pettitte said. “Obviously I was a little flustered,” Pettitte said, “because I thought that he told me that he did.” Both Clemens and McNamee have said that McNamee injected Debbie

Clemens with HGH at the Clemens home in 2003, although they differ over certain details. Clemens has said publicly multiple times, including before Congress at a February 2008 hearing, that Pettitte “misremembers” the 1999-2000 conversation. Before he could begin testifying about Clemens, Pettitte had to answer very rudimentary questions meant to educate a jury that knows little about baseball, leading him to make statements such as: “The Boston Red Sox play in Boston.” Pettitte mentioned Clemens — along with pitchers Nolan Ryan and Jim Abbott — as players he admired while growing up in Texas. Ten years apart in age, Pettitte said he “hit it off immediately” when he and Clemens first became teammates with the Yankees in 1999. They remained teammates for nine seasons, five with the Yankees, then three with the Astros, then one more back in New York before Clemens retired after the 2007 season. The trial was moving at a laborious pace before Pettitte appeared. Clemens’ lawyer, Rusty Hardin, spent the morning trying to challenge the merits of the 2008 hearing, specifically honing in on whether the questions asked of Clemens had anything to do with Congress’ stated mission of passing laws.

Clemens ■ CONTINUED FROM 13 said he injected both men with performance-enhancing substances. The government showed the jury photos of the three working out

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■ CONTINUED FROM 13 second — and brought on the tarps. Market Street Field has had good luck this spring thanks to Welker and the players tending the field. On a number of occasions, games were scheduled to be played on the road but flipped to Troy as the oppositions’ fields weren’t playable. Tuesday’s rain was too much, though. “The field can take some rain, but what we can’t control is rain at the time of the game,” Welker said with a laugh. We can only do so much.” Both the Trojans and Indians are 7-2 in the GWOC North, and whoever wins today’s continuation will be the champion. Next door, the Trojan softball team was looking sweep the season series with the Indians after an 112 win on Monday that saw Shelby Schultz drill her second home run of the year and Amber Smith hit her first. That game was suspended, too, with Piqua leading 2-0 heading into the top of the second. It was a very common storyline all over the county. Tippecanoe’s baseball team, looking to hold onto its one-game lead over Bellefontaine in the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division standings, was suspended in the middle of a scoreless game at home against Kenton Ridge. The action will pick up today with a Red Devil runner on third base with two outs in the bottom of the third and a 3-0 count on the batter. And Tippecanoe softball — which holds a slim halfgame lead over Kenton Ridge in the standings — held a 3-0 lead over the rival Cougars in the bottom of the third and was threatening to tack on more when the rains came. That game will be picked up today, as well. Another game with major league implications — Newton at Covington



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