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OSP reminds drivers of need for caution BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer Growing up riding dirt bikes, Casstown resident Neal Norman eventually traded his carefree days on dirt paths to navigating the winding country roads on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle — with a helmet, of course. May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and with the recent warm weather, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reminds all motorists to be

Fashions for summer are bright, breezy The dreary days of winter have come and gone, so it’s only fitting that fashion be ablaze with bright yellows and oranges (think sun!) and splashes of bold blue (nothing but blue skies). Glistening metallics, floral prints and breezy light blouses, among other trends, are also popping up in local stores. See Valley,

MIAMI COUNTY on the lookout for increased motorcycle traffic. The 30-year-old father of three said he doesn’t understand why anyone wouldn’t wear a helmet while on the road on two wheels. “If you have the ability to use a helmet, why wouldn’t you?” Norman said. Norman has worn a helmet so much while on a


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CORRECTION In a Friday story about the new Casstown Veterans Memorial Park dedication, the price for memorial bricks was incorrect. Memorial bricks for the Veterans Memorial Park are $30 each. Each brick can be dedicated to any member of the service, past and present. The forms for the bricks are available at Holly’s Cafe, 112 N. Main St. STAFF PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER


Visitors at Fulton Farms spent the morning picking fresh strawberries while supplies were available.

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A berry early crop Strawberries ready for picking at Fulton Farms BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer Fulton Farms strawberry fields opened to “u-pickers” Thursday — about three weeks earlier than most years, due to an unusually warm March. “People have come up to get one or two containers, but left with eight or nine,” said Joyce Fulton, who owns the farm with her husband, Bill. “I wonder if they enjoy the picking, but then once they have to go home and clean them…” she trailed off with a laugh.

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith has shaped his life, but he barely mentioned it as he spoke to graduates at an evangelical university Saturday. And he hardly touched on hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage, instead offering a broadbased defense of values like 1 family and hard work.

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greater than self, and at the foundation, the preeminence of the family.” Instead of a red-meat conservative policy speech, Romney discussed his own family and offered a defense of Christianity, saying that “there is no greater force for good in the nation than Christian conscience in action.” Still, he was inclusive: “Men and women of

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The crop is likely the earliest since 1963, Fulton said, with the fields typically opening to the public the Monday or Tuesday following the Strawberry Festival, which is held the first weekend in June each year. About 7,000 to 9,000 quarts of the farm’s strawberries are used for the annual event. Fulton is hoping to still have strawberries around for the festival, which is feasible if temperatures do not increase too much. “If the weather stays this comfort-

able, then yes. If it gets hot, they will go rapidly,” Fulton said. A typical strawberry season is three to three and half weeks. Fulton Farms has about 25-30 acres of strawberries, she estimated. On the first day the fields opened, Fulton’s granddaughter, Hannah Karnehm, said business was going well. “Quite a few families have come out to pick out their own. It makes for good memories and gives them

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NEW YORK (AP) — The city’s spring art auction season was red hot. The frenzy began with Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” on May 2, when a phone bidder at Sotheby’s plunked down nearly $120 million for the iconic image, earning it the title of most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. Then, Mark Rothko’s “Orange, Red, Yellow” stole the record for any contemporary artwork at auction when it sold for nearly $87 million at Christie’s on Tuesday. But it didn’t stop there. Artist records also were shattered at the two auction houses for works by Yves Klein, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Cy Twombly, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei and others. The art market remains one of the few flourishing during a difficult economic period. Among the reasons: an expanding global market that includes buyers from Asia, the Middle East and South America, a strong desire by the most knowledgeable collectors to own a top piece by the most recognized artists in the world and the view that art is a sound investment.

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Portland politics as quirky as city itself PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland is famously weird and fiercely proud of it, so things can get a little bizarre when it comes time to pick a mayor. In one local tradition, candidates try to outdo each other in an eating contest at a doughnut shop known nationally for oddities such as oversized, maple-frosted doughnuts topped with strips of crispy bacon. That’s politics in a city where the main attraction is culture as opposed to commerce or landmarks. Food carts, fixed-gear bicycles, pot shops and craft beer make Portland a magnet for the young, hip and liberal. But it’s still a major city with all the attendant dilemmas. Leaders have to contend with tight budgets, high unemployment and crumbling roads. Minorities face economic and social disenfranchisement and are being pushed to the outskirts of town. Voters will weigh in Tuesday on which brand of liberal is best equipped to run the city while obeying the command posted in bright yellow letters on brick walls, car bumpers, Tshirts and concert fliers, “Keep Portland weird!” One contender, state


Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales poses for a photo in front of his election headquarters in Portland, Ore., May 3. Hales is locked in a three-way race for Portland’s top job with the election looming Tuesday. Rep. Jefferson Smith, says he finished off three creamfilled treats at Voodoo Doughnut, which has gained national fame on food-themed cable TV shows such as Travel Channel’s “No Reservations” and “Man v. Food.” Another front-runner, Eileen Brady, the glutenaverse co-founder of a popular organic grocery chain, used a surrogate eater to avoid the deep-fried flour. She apparently preferred the stand-in over bringing

Strawberries • Continued from A1 something to do outside the house,” said Karnehm, manager of the market. Cara Heslin, 31, of Huber Heights ate some sweets in the market with her daughter, husband and brother Thursday before going out to pick strawberries in the field. While it marked her daughter’s first time participating, Cara has been picking strawberries since she was a young child. “Our parents brought us here. We also came for daycare, field trips and family functions,” Heslin said, adding that she’s taken her daughter to the farm

“People feel very safe about buying art,” said Nicolai Frahm, a partner with the London-based Frahm Ltd. “You have a huge amount of new buyers coming to the market. If you have money, you want to be a part of buying art. People almost are considered imbeciles if they have money and they’re not buying.” Christie’s took in a record $616 million during the two-week-long auctions of impressionist, modern and contemporary art. Its evening contemporary art sale alone totaled $388.5 million, a record for any auction in that category.

time to elect an openly gay mayor. Recent polling shows the race is close, and many voters are still making up their minds. Smith, Brady and Hales, the candidates with the most organized and wellfunded campaigns, are all Democrats. The primary race is expected to whittle the field down to two candidates who will then face off in November. Each represents the quirks of Portland in their



around Halloween for pumpkins. She planned to pick a gallon’s worth of strawberries. “We’re going to make pie, and we bought strawberry dip, too,” she said. Berries are priced at $8 for a gallon u-pick container and $3.75 per quart in the market. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with the fields opening an hour earlier at 8 a.m. Sunday hours will be added after Mother’s Day. Fulton Farms is at 2393 S. State Route 202. For more information, call 3356983.

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steamed kale to the doughnut shop, an option she’d considered. The other high-profile candidate, Charlie Hales, skipped the tradition. All told, there are nearly two-dozen contenders pursuing the city’s top job, a field that includes an Occupy Portland leader and a reformed radical environmentalist. The winner will replace Sam Adams, whose election in 2008 made Portland the largest American city at the

Sotheby’s sales total was nearly $704 million. Its Wednesday sale of the Bacon, Lichtenstein, Warhol and other seminal works brought in $330.6 million. None of the buyers has been publicly identified, but bidders included collectors from China, Russia, South America, the Middle East, Europe and Australia. Both auction houses offered works from famous collections — Philadelphia philanthropist and art patron David Pincus at Christie’s and New York financier Theodore Forstmann at Sotheby’s — and pieces that had been absent from the marketplace for decades.

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• Continued from A1 bike, he said it feels awkward not wearing the protective gear, especially having hit trees, branches and even large bugs in the open air during his years as a dirt bike enthusiast. In Ohio alone, from 2009 to 2011, motorcyclerelated crashes resulted in a total of 503 fatalities and more than 11,400 injuries, according to an Ohio State Highway Patrol media release. Those types of facts still don’t discourage Harley lovers like Norman from hitting the road. “You have to be aware of what is going around you at all times,” Norman said. “I’ve got three kids at home and I know motorcycles are dangerous, but at the same time, I enjoy it, so that’s why I wear a helmet.” The OSP also encourages cyclists, as well as all drivers, to remain sober. According to the OSP, 49 percent of the fatal motorcycle crashes involved an impaired motorcyclist — a 10 percent jump from 2010. The OSP reminds drivers that motorcyclists have the same privileges as other drivers; look for motorcyclists on the highway, intersections and any time you are changing lanes; give motorcyclists a full lane of travel; allow plenty of space in front of the vehicle you are driving; and do not follow a motorcycle too closely. As a cyclist, Norman admits he gets frustrated that other motorists often

don’t see him, despite all the safety precautions he takes. “They don’t see you on a motorcycle — we don’t have the width or the size of a vehicle, and if something happens — we lose,” Norman said. “It can get hairy sometimes.” Norman admits he has had a few close calls, including a recent citation for assured clear distance after a car in Troy cut him off and then slammed on its brakes, causing Norman to hit a taillight with his Harley’s handlebar. Although Norman is a seasoned rider, he opted to take the motorcycle safety course from Honda two years ago to receive the endorsement to obtain his motorcycle license. “I really enjoyed it (the class),” Norman said. The OSP encourages riders to take a training class and ride with proper endorsements to help protect riders and others from injury. More than 7,920 citations were handed out between 2009-2011 for operating a motorcycle without a proper license or endorsement. Norman said he enjoys riding motorcycles, running errands while using less gas to save money, as well as the reason all riders on two wheels enjoy their bike time. “It’s just fun to get out on a nice day and just roll,” Norman said. For a detailed map of motorcycle facts in Ohio, visit http://statepatrol. bulletin_2012.pdf.


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own way. Smith, 38, became something of a rock star among liberal political activists when he co-founded The Bus Project, a nonprofit that tries to take the stuffiness out of politics and make activism fun for young people. He started the organization in 2001 after a walking away from a brief legal career that included working at top firms in New York City and Portland. Brady, 50, more than her two main rivals, embodies the version of the city so often depicted in popular culture, such as on the cable TV comedy skits of IFC network’s “Portlandia,” which pokes fun at Portland’s many eccentricities and has no shortage of material. Brady’s family helped launch New Seasons Market, a Portland-area grocery-store chain that features organic and locally grown food, and she has made her business experience a key component of her campaign. Hales, 56, the only candidate with experience in city government, is positioned as a policy expert, whose work includes bringing electric streetcars to the city.

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• Continued from A1 Internet address, the president didn’t mention his history-making endorsement. Instead, he repeated his call for congressional lawmakers to take up a “to-do list” of tax breaks, mortgage relief and other initiatives that he insists will create jobs and help middle-class families struggling in the sluggish economy. Having spent part of the week on the West Coast raising money for his reelection effort, Obama appeared in the Rose Garden of the White House to honor award-winning law enforcement officers. It was Obama’s first joint appearance with Vice President Joe Biden after Biden, according to aides, apologized to the president for pushing gay marriage to the forefront of the presidential campaign and inadvertently pressuring Obama to declare his support for same-sex unions. Obama and Biden were all smiles as they walked to the sun-splashed ceremony together. Introducing Obama, Biden credited the president’s commitment to law enforcement and the two quickly embraced before Obama spoke. The late Rev. Jerry Falwell founded Liberty University in 1971 to be for evangelical Christians “what Notre Dame is to young Catholics and Brigham Young is to young Mormons,” as his son, University Chancellor Jerry Falwell Jr., said on commencement day. It’s become a destination for Republican politicians looking to speak to the religious right, and Romney’s campaign team viewed it as an opportunity to address the kind of socially conservative audience that had been wary of him during the prolonged GOP primary fight.

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Cedric Britt Date of birth: 8/24/79 Location: Piqua Height: 6’0” Weight: 190 Hair color: Black Eye color: BRITT Brown Wanted for: Violating a protection order

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• CHICKEN BARBECUE: The Fort Rowdy Gathering organizers will Community offer its annual Mother’s Day chicken barbecue from Calendar 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Covington Park. No need CONTACT US to get out of your car, they’ll bring it to your window. Advance tickets are recommended and are $7. Call Melody WEDNESDAY The meal will include a half Vallieu at chicken, chips, applesauce 440-5265 to and a roll. Drinks will be • KIWANIS MEETING: available for purchase. The Kiwanis Club of Troy list your free Advance tickets may be will meet from noon to 1 calendar purchased at Joanie’s p.m. at the Troy Country items.You Flower Shop or Siegel’s Club. Lucas Schlumpf with Country Store, both in can send The Olive Oasis will speak. Covington, Uniforms Plus For more information, conyour news by e-mail to in Piqua or from any Fort Kim Riber, vice tact Rowdy board member. For dent, at 339-8935. more information, call • BUFFET OFFERED: Larry at 339-0407 or Anita An all-you-can-eat sandat (937) 676-3381. wich, salad and dessert buffet will be • MOTHERS DAY BREAKFAST: The offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First American Legion Riders Chapter will pres- United Church of Christ, corner of South ent an all-you-can-eat Mother’s Day breakMarket and Canal streets. The buffet will fast at American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp feature a variety of homemade sandwichCity, from 8-11 a.m. Items available will es and an assortment of salads. The include bacon, sausage links, eggs, toast, Women’s Fellowship will be able to use biscuits, gravy, home fries, waffles, panthe $6 per person — age 6 and under $3 cakes, juice, sweet rolls and fruit for $6. — to assist with their support of communi• FLOWER WALK: The Miami County ty agencies. There will be a variety of Park District will have its “Mother’s Day desserts to top off your feast. Use the Flower Walk” program from 2-4 p.m. at Canal Street entrance where the church is Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary, 2540 E. handicapped accessible. Statler Road, east of Piqua. Participants • GUEST SPEAKER: Former Union can bring mom or grandma out to the park Township resident Norene (Harshbarger) and enjoy a nature walk surrounded by Hogle will present a program about her wildflowers. A Mother’s Day gift will be experiences as a WorldTeach volunteer given to moms in attendance. For more information, visit the park district’s website teacher in Namibia, Africa, in 2009, at 6:30 p.m. at the West Milton Public Library, at 560 S. Main St., West Milton. For more information, visit or call the library at (937) MONDAY 698-5515 or go to • POETS CORNER: Poets Corner will • SENIOR ACTIVE: Senior Active, be offered at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami adult day services, will have an informaCounty Public Library, 419 W. Main St., tional meeting at 7 p.m. at the TroyTroy. The poetry workshop will allow partic- Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St. ipants to share and discuss any poems Learn about an affordable alternative to they have written. The workshop serves to home health care, assisted livings and stimulate creativity and improve your tech- nursing homes that will be built this sumnique as a poet. Participants will examine mer on West Stanfield Road. For more the various forms, styles, structures and information, contact Lori Graff, director, at elements of different poems and use cre(937) 853- 7022. ative writing exercises to explore new • BOE MEETING: The Newton Local ways to approach the art of poetry. Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. in • WILD JOURNEYS: Come on an arm- the Newton School Board of Education chair adventure and discover the unique Room. The board will authorize applying flora and fauna of Panama at 7 p.m. at for the following Federal Title Programs: Brukner Nature Center. The leader for this Title I – Reading, Title II A — Class journey is birding guide Carlos Reduction and Professional Bethancourt, who began his career at the Development, Title II D — Technology, Canopy Tower in 2000 and has since Title IV-A — Safe and Drug Free, Title V attended numerous birding conferences — Innovative Programs, Computer and conventions in the U.S. and Great Software, Special Education, Part BBritain. IDEA, Ohio Reads and Title VI-B — Civic agendas REAP Grant. • Covington Village Council will meet at • SUPPORT GROUP: The Miami 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Valley Troy Chapter of the National • The Police and Fire Committee of Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Village Council will meet at 6 p.m. prior to Support Group will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. the council meeting. at the Church of the Nazarene, 1200 • Laura Village Council will meet at 7 Barnhart Road, Troy. Use the entrance at p.m. in the Municipal building. the side of the building. For more informa• Brown Township Board of Trustees tion, call the Alzheimer’s Association at will meet at 8 p.m. in the Township (937) 291-3332. Building in Conover. Civic agendas • The Union Township Trustees will • The Elizabeth Township Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Township meet at 8 p.m. in the township building, Building, 9497 Markley Road, P.O. Box E, 5710 Walnut Grove Road, Troy. Laura. Call 698-4480 for more • The Covington Board of Education information. will meet at 7 p.m. in the Covington Middle School for a regular board meetTUESDAY ing. • TICKET RAFFLE: A charity Chinese ticket raffle event will be from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Tipp City American Legion, 377 N. Third St. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for viewing of auction items and seating. Admission will be $1. Proceeds will benefit Honor Flight. • TUESDAY SPECIAL: Post 88 will offer hamburgers, cheeseburgers and onion rings for $2 each and french fries for $1 from 3-6 p.m. at the post, 3449 LeFevre Road, Troy. Cook’s choice of the day sandwich also will be featured. • BOARD MEETING: The Miami County Educational Service Center’s Governing Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. at Edison Community College, Piqua. • KNOT JUST KNITTING: Crafters of all kinds are invited to bring their projects and share their knowledge with others at 2:30 p.m. at the Oakes-Beitman Library, Pleasant Hill. Light refreshments will be served. Call the library at 676-2731 for more information. • EXPLORATION WALK: The Miami County Park District will have an adult exploration hike at 9 a.m. at Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary, 2540 E. Statler Road, east of Piqua. Join naturalists or volunteer leader as they head out to explore nature. Walks are not strenuous or fast-paced. Walks are held the first and third Tuesday of every month. For more information, visit the park district’s website at • GUEST SPEAKER: Stillwater Civil War Roundtable will have guest speaker Maribeth Graham at 7 p.m. at the TroyHayner Cultural Center. She is active in The Lincoln Society of Dayton and devoloped two birthday parties on Lincoln’s 150th celebration. She is a trustee for both Antioch Midwest and Ohio Wesleyan Universities. A former teacher, Graham will be speaking on the subject of The Three Marys — Mary Chesnut, Mary

THURSDAY • CHESS CLUB: Checkmate, a chess club, will be offered at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. If you ever played chess or wanted to learn how to play the game of chess, plan to attend. Participants can play against their friends and family or sit back and watch others capture the pieces. Learn new strategies to controlling the board and defeating your opponent. • HOT DOGS: American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will offer hot dogs and soft pretzels for $1 each from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Euchre will follow at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will benefit an auxiliary member who is undergoing treatment for brain cancer. • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning discovery walk for adults will be offered from 8-9:30 a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom Hissong, education coordinator, will guide walkers as they experience the seasonal changes taking place. Bring binoculars.

MAY 18-20 • ANNUAL FESTIVAL: The 24th annual St. Patrick Festival will be from 5-10 p.m. May 18, 2-11 p.m. May 19 and 1-6 p.m. May 20 at 409 E. Main St. The event will include amusement rides, bingo, children, teen and adult games, free entertainment, cash and quilt raffles. A silent auction, treasure chest, plant booth, cake wheel, beer garden and festival fare also will be available throughout the weekend. Dinner specials will be offered each evening from 5-8:30 p.m., including an authentic Mexican dinner on Friday and grilled chicken on Saturday. A Sunday ride special will be ride all rides from 1-6 p.m. for $10.


Dr. Christopher Grove addresses the 2012 graduating class of Edison Community College Friday at the Piqua campus. Nearly 450 students received degrees and certificates at the 37th annual commencement ceremony.

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Edison Community College honored nearly 450 students at the 37th commencement ceremony Friday night before a packed house of family, friends, faculty and staff in the Edison gymnasium in Piqua. “The road to commencement for many of our graduates is not always a straightforward one. Each and every graduate has faced challenges, great and small, to be here today,” said Teresa Roth, director of admissions for Edison. “We commend them for their persistence and for their willingness to believe in themselves. Their uncertainty has given way to a new confidence in their ability to meet the future. The faculty and staff at Edison are grateful for the privilege of having been a part of their lives for a little while, and we wish them all the best.” The evening’s events started off with a presentation of a plaque to former president Dr. Kenneth Yowell by Judith Hartman, chairman of the board of trustees, honoring Yowell’s years of service to the college. Yowell retired as the third president of Edison in 2011. The evening’s keynote speaker was Dr. Christopher Grove, gener-

al surgeon at Upper Valley Medical Center. Grove, who attended George C. Wallace Community College in Alabama, is also the current medical director for Miami County Surgeons. Throughout his address, Grove, a Piqua native, drew upon his experiences of attending George C. Wallace Community College in Alabama. Grove shared with the gathered students and their families the important role that attending community college played in his education, and how it shaped his future endeavors. “Because I was at a community college, I was able to go to college full time and work full time,” Grove said. “I quickly got to know my professors quite well. I was being taught by PhD’s instead of grad students. My chemistry classes had 25 students instead of 500 and the professor taught her own labs.” Preceding the conferring of degrees, Edison President Dr. Cris Valdez addressed those gathered, echoing Dr. Grove’s message that community colleges are a place where students can dream, and come to realize those


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Cemetery walk set in Tipp TIPP CITY — An “If Tombstones Could Talk” event, sponsored by the Tippecanoe Historical Society will be offered from 4-6 p.m. June 10 at Maple Hill Cemetery on South Hyatt Street. People tend to think of cemeteries as sad places, but really they are places of family/community history and memories. Join society members to listen to Mary Butler (Sandra Spangler) tell of her many years as a Tipp City school teacher; Otto and Isabel Frings, (Dave and Pat Rousculp) funeral home and furniture store owners; Capt. Rouzer (Dave Cook) and his horse; James Scheip (Neal and Katie Sonnanstine) of the Tipp Novelty; and Wilhelmina Timmer (Marilee Lake) connected to the canning factory and many other interests. Each of these people will be portrayed at the site of their graves. Society members would like to know what you find as far as unusual sayings, the tallest stone, the most unusual, etc., so bring paper and pencil and even a camera. The rain date is June 24. For more information, call Susie at 698-6798 or Peg at 667-3977.

dreams. Notable among the evening’s graduates, were 20 high school seniors from throughout the region, who were receiving two-year degrees before their high school diplomas through the PostSecondary Enrollment Option Program (PSEOP). “We’re thrilled to have so many of our PSEOP students achieving at this level today,” said Stacey Bean, admissions coordinator. “These students have definitely set a course for success very early in their academic careers and we look forward to seeing where their achievements take them.” As the evening’s events drew to a close and the last degrees and certificates were awarded, Valdez took a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made by the families and friends of those who were being honored, and to point out that an overwhelming majority of the students receiving degrees from Edison this year are first-generation college students. Filing out of the gymnasium and into the courtyard for a college-hosted reception, many of the new graduates met with family, friends and faculty to reflect on their accomplishments and celebrate the completion of their degrees.

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EDITORIAL ROUNDUP London Evening Standard on News Corporation’ Rupert Murdoch: The markets have had their say on Rupert Murdoch — and it’s a thumbs-up. The same day six members of the Commons culture, media and sport committee declared that he was not “a fit person” to run a big international business, shares in News Corporation rose. Moreover, results from BSkyB showed an underlying profit of >908 million in nine months, up a quarter over the same period a year before. This is not in itself proof that BSkyB is a “fit and proper” holder of a broadcasting licence — but it is a reminder of Murdoch’s achievement in making the most of the company’s potential. There are still serious questions about Murdoch’s conduct in respect of phone hacking by the News of the World, and the disgraceful culture that his senior executives at least tolerated. Specifically, we still need to know whether he was culpably ignorant of those activities — and of associated misconduct in the title’s relationship with the police. But the Commons committee’s Labour and Liberal Democrat members went beyond the issue in suggesting that he was unfit to be proprietor of an international media company. The upshot was that the committee was split on the final report, with members divided on party lines. As a result, the report has looked partisan and its broader conclusions have been lost. Had MPs opposed to Murdoch, such as Labour’s Tom Watson, a victim of phone hacking, been prepared to couch their judgments more carefully, their report might have had greater effect. As it is, even vigorous opponents of News Corp’s bid to increase its holding in BSkyB — now dropped — have been obliged to defend Murdoch. The appearance of the Murdochs before the Commons committee generated enormous public interest and was a useful means of demonstrating that even the biggest media proprietors can be held to account for the activities of their companies. It is just a shame that the much-anticipated parliamentary report has failed to do justice to an issue which is of real public importance for public trust in the media. The Globe and Mail, Toronto, on journalistic security in Mexico: Freedom of expression is fundamental to a successful democracy. Writers and journalists who expose corruption and wrongdoing must know that they will not be killed for their efforts. Mexico’s democracy is under assault because of the authorities’ apparent inability to protect the bloggers, writers and broadcasters who cover the drug trade. Eighty journalists have been killed in the last 12 years. The latest victim to be silenced by the drug cartels is Regina Martinez, a writer for Proceso magazine. She was found strangled in her bathroom in Xalapa, the capital of Veracruz state, on April 28. Her recent reports told of the arrests of nine municipal police officers suspected of ties to drug traffickers, and the arrest of a woman suspected of commanding hit men. For those stories of narco-corruption, she gave her life. Mexico must do more to end this culture of impunity. The Senate’s recent approval of a constitutional amendment to transfer responsibility for prosecuting attacks on the press to federal authorities is an important step forward. Currently, state and municipal authorities are in charge, and they are considered more corrupt. Mexico’s special prosecutor for crimes against freedom of expression has not been able to bring even one case to justice. Mexico is in the throes of a presidential election campaign, and front runner Enrique Pena Nieto, the candidate for the Institutional Revolutionary Party, has said his party will urge state legislatures to support the amendment. To become law, half the state legislatures must sign on. Mexico has made impressive electoral, political and economic reforms in the past decade. But to safeguard its democracy, the country must now turn its attention to judicial and police reforms and show its citizens that those who murder writers will be brought to justice. The country’s progress — and reputation — depend on it.

THEY SAID IT “The kids have had a lot of fun. The kids get to learn a little bit of their own history of Troy and its impact on aviation history.” — Lisa Hokky, WACO Historical Society learning center director, on Van Cleve sixth graders visiting WACO “This is good news for rural communities, especially for those that had their village post office on a closing list. Those offices will remain open, just with reduced hours.” — United States Postal Service regional spokesman David Van Allen, on rural post offices “We wanted to dedicate the park to all local veterans. The names will be on the bricks leading up to the gazebo.” — Casstown town council member Brandy Norman. on the village’s new Veterans Memorial Park

Sendak’s work opened up world of possibilities Let the wild rumpus begin. In the next world. Maurice Sendak, arguably the most influential and important children’s book artist of our lifetime, died at the age of 83 earlier this week, succumbing to complications caused by a recent stroke. He leaves behind not only an impressive library of stellar work, but also millions of people who were deeply affected by his books — people who were introduced to Sendak’s creations as children and then passed them down to their own children. And I was one of those children. Sendak’s signature book “Where the Wild Things Are” was more than just the first book I ever read. Before we even were officially taught to read in school, I taught myself to read — with the help of my parents, of course — and “Where the Wild Things Are” was the motivation. Sure, I had access to my grandparents’ collection of Dr. Seuss books, but the artwork in “Where the Wild Things Are” spoke to me more than any oddly-colored eggs ever could. The monsters that inhabited young Max’s fantasy island were part horrifying and menacing, yet there was an inviting and childish quality to them, too. I simply had to know what they were, how Max found them and how he

power of my imagination and how to use it. More importantly, though, Max’s tale taught me, no matter how enticing escaping to a fantasy world to avoid my problems could be, the importance of returning to the real world and facing up to reality. And if that’s not an important lesson for every child to learn, I don’t know what is. Josh Brown Throughout the years, many critSunday Columnist ics have complained about Sendak’s work, including “Where the Wild escaped from them. Things Are.” They claim that he It wouldn’t be until years later, delves too far into the dark parts of when I was old enough to get it, the human mind for children, and that I truly understood just how that his work might be too frightendeeply Sendak’s simplistic tale of a ing for them. misbehaving child affected me. PUH-lease. Max gets in trouble — something Modern kids’ entertainment — I could easily relate to — and is the recent “Muppets” movie not sent to bed without dinner by his included — is horrible. It’s all the mother. Instead of staying in his same unimaginative, cookie-cutter room, though, Max gets in a boat characters, artwork and storylines. and sails for a year across the sea Nothing to challenge kids, only before arriving at an island inhabit- “safe” time-wasters meant to hold ed by monsters. Upon his arrival, their attention and dull their minds. Max declares himself king and the My generation had movies like monsters throw him a party that The Neverending Story, Labyrinth, could have lasted as long as he Legend, Willow, The Black Cauldron wanted. But eventually, much to the and, my personal favorite, The Dark chagrin of his new friends, Max Crystal — movies that, while in leaves the island and goes back ways were scary and adult in home — only to be welcomed by a nature, helped us grow up dreaming warm meal waiting for him. of the endless possibilities the world I was already an imaginative kid, had to offer, possibilities that were but Sendak showed me the true only limited by our imaginations.

Boy, were we ever fooled. Maybe today’s kids are better off with whatever new generic 3D moneygrabber is out in theaters for them now. No way. There’s already far too little imagination in the world. I recently bought my wife Mandie a copy of “Where the Wild Things Are,” as she never read the book — but did see the recent movie adaption. It had such a profound effect on her that she refuses to watch it ever again because a second viewing would “spoil the impact it had on her.” One day, I hope to convince her to watch it with me. As for the book, though, when we have kids we will pass it down to them — and hopefully open their eyes to a bigger, better world. It is with the heaviest of hearts that I, and millions of others, say goodbye to Maurice Sendak. But the wild things cried, “Oh please don’t go — we’ll eat you up — we love you so!” And Maurice said, “No!” The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws … … But Maurice stepped into his private boat and waved goodbye.


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MARJORY D. DAVIDSON TIPP CITY — Marjory D. Davidson, 85, of Tipp City, Ohio, died Thursday, May 10, in Tipp City. She was born Oct. 13, 1926, in Sullivan, Ind., to William and Cora Smith Brown. A former resident of Sullivan County, Indiana, she moved to Tipp City in 1966 and resided there until her death. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Marjory worked at Johnson’s Grain & Elevator as a bookkeeper. After coming to Ohio, she worked for 15 years as a bookkeeper and receptionist for the Tipp Eye Center. Marjory was active in many bridge clubs and enjoyed traveling with her friends and family. Survivors include two sons, Andrew (Connie) Davidson, Tipp City, and Jon Davidson, Los Angeles; three grandchilAP PHOTO/AMY SANCETTA dren, Mike (Jeannie) Moore of Vandalia, In this May 9 photo, Scott Overbaugh works at one of the blackjack tables inside the Cora Davidson of Greenwood, Ind., and new Horseshoe Cleveland Casino. The new casino is scheduled to open to the pub- Lee Davidson of Tipp City; two greatgrandchildren; one sister-in-law, Mary lic on Monday.

Cleveland casino’s opening marks Ohio gambling debut CLEVELAND (AP) — The opening of the first of four Ohio casinos will test the promise of new jobs, a tax windfall and urban revival in the heart of the Rust Belt. New signs are up to direct visitors, the sidewalks have been powerwashed, crosswalks have been freshly painted and 1,600 people have been hired to inaugurate the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland on Monday. But don’t look for a Las Vegas-style casino with outsized fountains or attractions meant to look like New York or Paris: the Cleveland casino projects an image of no-nonsense Midwest values. Tucked into four floors of the old Higbee department store, which starred in the 1983 film “A Christmas Story,” the casino doesn’t stand out amid the downtown skyscrapers. Only understated signs and flags with the Horseshoe logo hint at the art-deco revival look inside. “It almost makes you want to get dressed up, put on a tuxedo or ball gown and come here,” said Jeff Cohen, a principal of Rock Gaming, a partner in the casino with Caesars Entertainment. And gamble. Critics are wary of problems that casinos can bring. “I think there’s no doubt that any time gambling is expanded or has expanded around the country, you’ve seen an increase in problem and addicted gamblers,” said Rob Walgate, vice pres-

ident of the American Policy Roundtable which has fought expanded gambling in Ohio. Ohio opened its doors to casino gambling when voters approved four casinos in 2009, the fifth time in 20 years a gambling expansion was proposed in the state. The previous attempts were rejected. The 53 percent winning margin came with backers promising new jobs, extra tax revenues for struggling cities and school districts, but opponents, led by church groups, worried about more troubled gamblers and accompanying social ills. The Cleveland casino has about 2,100 slot machines, 63 table games a 30-table World Series of Poker room and a VIP lounge for high-end gamblers who need a break without mixing with the Rust Belt crowd. Horseshoe has the ubiquitous casino buffet and a food court with three outlets: Italian, burgers and deli fare. And the casino has deals with nearly a dozen restaurants to offer discounts for loyal gamblers. There are two bars but no free drinks for compliant gamblers: state law bars complimentary liquor. Without Vegas-style floor shows and lacking its own hotel, the non-gambling offerings may seem modest, but that’s the point: the casino has aggressively marketed ties to restaurants and hotels and thinks encouraging visitors to sample other

attractions will mean they all win. If done right, that will provide a compelling experience for visitors, according to Marcus Glover, senior vice president and general manager of the casino. “We feel pretty good about what we’re bringing to the table,” Glover said. “We’re going to put our best foot forward and try to drive as much foot traffic and tourism to this area that we can.” The casino location underscores an urban trend like Detroit’s and the Caesar-owned Harrah’s at the edge of the French Quarter in New Orleans. The urban casino locations have a familiar feel but parking can be an issue in densely developed downtowns like Cleveland, where rates are already up. The casino expects 5 million visitors a year and said it would generate $100 million a year in taxes, with more than half going to the city, county and school districts in the county in the first full year. It hired 1,600 people, more than 90 percent of them from the Cleveland area, a region hard-hit by the recession and loss of manufacturing jobs. The opening in Cleveland will give Ohio’s other casinos a chance to size up how state regulators operate. “We’re glad to see Cleveland opening,” said Bob Tenenbaum, a spokesman for Penn National Gaming Inc., which will open the Toledo casino May 29.

Pair to tour Ohio in vintage planes almost 800 airports in Ohio.” Murray is a Kent State University professor, and Siwik is a retired radiologist. Their ground crew includes relatives, friends and students who will help map the flight, coordinate events in conjunction with the airport stops and record the trip. They expect to spend several hours each day flying in a pair of two-seater 1946 Piper J-3 Cubs, a type of aircraft that has no electrical system and was used to train thousands of pilots in World War II, the newspaper said. It’s susceptible to wind gusts, much like “a paper kite on string,” and was a challenging but fun plane to learn to fly, Murray said. “There will likely be a day when the only place you will see this iconic old flying machine is in a museum,” he said. “I happen to think the best place to see an airplane is in the air, and I

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Joann Smock COVINGTON — Joann Smock, 81, of Covington, passed away at 7:05 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Covington Care Cetner. Arrangements are entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy.

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intend to fly this one as much as possible to give its next caretaker or curator something to talk about.” He sees the trip as a different way to experience the state. “The airlines are amazing for their speed, efficiency and safety, but participating in that kind of air travel on a personal or human level has little correspondence with the experience of actually flying,” he said. “Most passengers are thinking of the destination, not the flight.” He was bracing for potential delays during the journey because of bad weather but kept his sense of humor about it. “I expect a fair amount of delays will be caused due to overcast skies, low ceilings, thunderstorms, rain, hail, snow, sleet, 45-degree temperature swings and tornadoes or what we in Ohio now euphemistically refer to as ‘springtime,’” he joked.

MARY B. HAGUE COVINGTON — Mary B. Hague, 89, of Covington, died at 4:20 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. She was born Dec. 29, 1922, in Piqua, to the late Walter and Mabel (Magill) Evans. She married Eugene H. Hague on Feb. 10, 1949, in Piqua; he preceded her in death on June 8, 1984. Mrs. Hague is survived by two sons, Douglas (Linda) Hague of Covington, James (Nancy) Hague of Anna; six grandchildren, Brock (Alicia) Fields, Alex (Whitney) Hague, Jared Hague, Jennifer (Chad) Voss, Nichole (Sean) Brandyberry, and Bob (Megan) Hague; six great-grandchildren, Logan Fields, Marisa Cota, Lindsey Voss, Jesse Brandyberry, Colby Voss and Evelyn Brandyberry; and her great friends, Wilma Powell of Covington and Pauline Marshall of Piqua. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

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Mary was a 1941 graduate of Piqua Central High School and was a member of St. James Episcopal Church. She worked for the former S.S. Kresge and Buckeye Mart stores in Piqua, and was a homemaker. She enjoyed baking, watching golf, going out to eat, family history, and enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. A funeral service to honor her life will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua, with the Rev. Fr. Jeffrey Bessler officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through jamiesonand

WILLIAM VERNON STUMP SR. TROY — William Vernon Stump Sr., age 90, of Troy, Ohio, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at his residence. He was born Jan. 7, 1922, in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Russell Vernon Stump and Zora Belle (Purkeypile) Stump. His wife of 63 years, Bessie A. (Tompkins) Stump, preceded him in death on Jan.y 14, 2009. He is survived by one son and daughterin-law, Bill and Karen Stump of Minneapolis, Minn.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kay and Don Buckles of St. Paris, and Lynn and Mike Owen of Troy; six grandchildren, Matthew Buckles, Eric Blankenship, Debbie Box, Chris Steele, Heather Bolton and Dawn Baker;15 greatgrandchildren; and one brother, Donald Stump of Florida. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters,

Helen Purkeypile and Virginia Swigart; and one brother, Paul Schurr. He attended the Upper Valley Community Church of the Nazarene in Piqua. He was a World War II veteran of the 1st Calvary USA His special hobby was fishing. Bill retired from Hobart Manufacturing Co. after 30 years of service. Funeral service will beat 1 p.m.Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with the Pastor Paul Jetter officiating. Interment to follow in Casstown Cemetery, Casstown. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Miami County. Friends may express condolences to the family through www.baird

MARY ANN HUFFAKER She was born in Troy, raised on the famiBURBANK, Calif. — Mary Ann Huffaker ly farm where she got her love for animals, (Yount), 72, passed away in her home in Burbank, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, in was a cheerleader and graduated from Milton-Union High School. the presence of loved ones. She worked at Areoproducts, She fought ocular melanoma Huffaker Plumbing and Heating, cancer 13 years ago, but it Ryder and Par. returned. For this she wants Along with her husband and everyone to be reminded to daughter, Susanne, she moved wear sunglasses. to California in 1987, but always Survivors include her daughloved going back to the Troy and ter, Susanne Meza and her West Milton area to visit family husband, Aaron of Burbank, and friends. Calif.; step children, Julia Lutz of She was a dedicated mother Troy, Craig Huffaker of Irvine, and wife, enjoyed being with Calif., Jill Morris and her husHUFFAKER family and friends, a night out band David of Oxford, Brian with the girls, music, dancing and reading. Huffaker of Troy, and Amy Powell and her A memorial service will be at Baird husband John of Glen Carbon, Ill.; 14 Funeral Home in Troy, at 1 p.m. Saturday, grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren May 19, 2012. and amazing nieces and nephews. Contributions can be made to Hospice She was preceded in death by her loving Angels Inc. in Pasadena, Calif., or to the husband, Keith Huffaker; father, Charles Milton-Union Scholarship fund in West Yount; mother, Elsie Yount Linder; step father, Donald Linder; sister and brother-in- Milton or to The Brethren Church in Pleasant Hill. Condolences can be sent law, Virginia and Stan Hissong; step son, to Brad Huffaker; and son, Billy Johnston.

BARBARA J. MARR TROY — Barbara J. Marr, age 67, of Troy, Ohio, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, at the Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy, Ohio. She was born on March 3, 1945, in Troy, Ohio, to the late Martin and Josephine (Griesdorn) Roth. She was married to James Marr for 46 years and he survives. Barbara is also survived by her daughter, Julie Sheehan and her fiance Aaron Graves of Piqua; four grandchildren, David Smith and Cheyann Berryhill, Lindsey Smith, Derek Sheehan and Lacey Sheehan; and two sisters and brother-inlaw, Patty and Gary Snell of Tipp City and


AKRON (AP) — Two pilots from northeast Ohio plan to fly a pair of vintage aircraft on a peculiar tour of the state, making stops in each of the 88 counties while covering nearly 1,700 miles. Gordon Murray of Hudson and Ron Siwik of Chagrin Falls plan to start Sunday near Stow in northeast Ohio and zigzag around the state, finishing more than a week later at Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport to acknowledge the duo who made the state “the birthplace of aviation.” They’ll visit a variety of small airports along the way, from Neil Armstrong Airport near New Knoxville to Pickaway County’s PortO-John Airport and Checkpoint Charlie Airport near Lowell. “If you follow this flight, you are going to enter a world that you probably didn’t know existed,” Murray, 52, told the Akron Beacon Journal. “There are

Davidson Pielemeier of Carmel, Ind.; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee S. Davidson, who died in 1980; one child, Lee S. Davidson, Jr.; one brother, William Owen Brown; and five sisters, June Barnett, Lois McConnell, Leona Steward, Beulah Mutchler and Mary Johnson. Friends and family may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2012, at Frings & Bayliff Funeral Home in Tipp City. A service will immediately follow at Frings & Bayliff, with the Rev. Bonita Wood officiating. Visitation also will take place from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Holmes Funeral Home in Sullivan, Ind. Funeral service will take place at Holmes Funeral Home on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Odd Fellow Cemetery in Carlisle, Ind. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County.

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• GOLF: The deadline for sign up in the Troy Junior Golf Strawberry Festival Tournament at Miami Shores GC is 6 p.m. Thursday. The tournament will be on May 20. For more information, call 335-4457. • BASKETBALL: The Troy boys baketball camp will be on June 4-7. The camp, held in the Trojan Activities Center, for grades 1-4 will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For grades 5-8, the camp will be from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 4, then will start at 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. on June 5-7. The camp will feature former Troy standout and former Ohio State basketball player Matt Terwilliger. Camp forms have been delivered to each homeroom teacher and addition forms available in school offices. The fee is $55. To sign up, send application to Coach Miller, Troy High School, 151 Staunton Road Troy, 45373. For questions or concerns, contact coach Tim Miller at his school line (937) 332-6068 or at home (937) 339-6576. • GOLF: The Ninth Annual Red Devil Golf Outing will be held at 11:30 a.m. June 8 at Homestead Golf Course. Forms came be found at under the “golf” heading. For more information, e-mail • BASKETBALL: The Red Devil Basketball Youth Camp will be held from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 11-14 at Tippecanoe High School. The camp is for boys who will be in grades 6-8 next year. The cost is $70 before June 1 and $75 after June 1. Skill instruction, games, t-shirt and string bag are included in the fee. For more information, e-mail • PHYSICALS: The Newton Athletic Department has made plans to offer all student-athletes grades 6-11 the opportunity to receive their required annual physical for the 2012-2013 school year. Dr. Kent Booher will provide his services to conduct physicals beginning at 5:30 p.m. May 16 in the high school locker rooms. These physicals are good for the entire 2012-2013 school year. Please call (937) 676-2002 to schedule an appointment and pick up the physical papers, which do require parental signature. The charge will be $15, and checks may be made payable to the Newton Athletic Dept.

Going the distance M-U’s Brumbaugh, doubles team win titles BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor Matt Brumbaugh was tested for the first time in weeks. Marshall Winterbotham and Kenton Dickison went the distance — twice. No matter how they did it, though, both of Milton-Union’s district qualifiers took care of business. Brumbaugh fought back from a second-set deficit to sweep his way to a championship at the Division II Sectional tournament at Troy Community Park Saturday, while the doubles team of Winterbotham and Dickison came up clutch time and again, winning a pair of three-setters to claim a sectional

TROY title of their own. “They both came in seeded No. 1 and they’re both leaving seeded No. 1. That’s hard to do,” Milton-Union coach Roger Davidson said. “Matt and Marshall and Kenton came in with one goal — to win sectional titles. And they both did it.” • All Three Times A Charm Down 4-1 in the second set to Lehman’s Pierce Bennett, Milton-Union’s Matt Brumbaugh leaned on his previous experience. After all, the Bulldog freshman and No. 1 seed in the singles bracket had topped Bennett, OHIO COMMUNITY MEDIA PHOTO/ MIKE ULLERY the No. 2 seed, twice already this Milton-Union’s Matt Brumbaugh hits a backhand shot during

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Bulldogs dominate Boys, girls teams win SWBL titles Staff Reports CAMDEN — The MiltonUnion boys and girls got contributions from all over on Saturday. And the result was a Southwestern Buckeye Conference Buckeye Division sweep for the Bulldogs on the boys and girls side. The boys meet came down to the last event, and Milton was able to come away with the Buckeye Southwestern Conference title, scoring 184



points compared to Dixie’s 183. The Milton girls ran away with the title, winning by a landslide with 185.33 points — the next closest was Madison with 156. “Winning the league the way we did, it was a whole team effort,” Milton-Union coach Michael Meredith said. “We scored 368 points between the girls and boys. Everyone stepped up. We got points from kids out of everywhere. “The biggest thing was having my assistant coaches back. I give those guys all the credit.” Tyler Hunt placed first in the 110 hurdles (16.72 seconds), Jake Finfrock won the 400 (50.50) and placed third in the 100 (11.77), while Kain Smiley finished third in the (52.49). Clay Minton placed third overall in the 300 hurdles (42.46), Tyler Hunt placed fifth in the event (43.93). The 4x800 team of Joe Thoele,

Troy’s Luke Oaks hits a return shot Saturday during the Division I Sectional tournament at Troy Community Park.

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SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY No events scheduled MONDAY Softball Division III Sectional Final At Northmont HS Miami East vs. Preble Shawnee (5 p.m.) TUESDAY Softball Division II Sectional Final at Urbana HS Tippecanoe vs. Ben Logan (5 p.m.) Division IV Sectional Final At Bethel HS Newton vs. Tri-Village (5 p.m.) at Russia HS Bradford vs. Riverside (5 p.m.) At Tippecanoe HS Covington vs. Ansonia (5 p.m.) Track and Field Division III District at Welcome Stadium Bethel (4 p.m.)

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Na takes lead at TPC Sawgrass Kevin Na is slow to pull the trigger, and quick to make fun of himself. In what made for painful viewing Saturday in The Players Championship for fans at the TPC Sawgrass and those watching from home Na took hundreds of waggles as he set up over the ball, backed off the shot if he didn’t feel comfortable and a couple of times purposely missed so he could start over. See Page A8.

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Troy, Tipp have success at D-I Sectional BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor Troy senior Reid Wynkoop celebrated his second straight sectional championship. Luke Oaks collected what he hopes will be the first of many. And the Trojan doubles team of Chris Schmitt and Ben Thompson, as well as


Dragons Lair DAYTON — Kevin Pillar hit a grand slam and became the first Midwest League player in nine years to collect six hits in a game to lift Lansing to a 16-4 victory over Dayton.

Tippecanoe’s Sam Bollinger, bounced back from early-morning disappointments. Wynkoop and Oaks rode the momentum both directions in the doubles title match against Butler’s Lauren Jackson and Ryan Helke at the Division I Sectional tournament Saturday at Troy Community Park, earning

Tippecanoe’s Sam Bollinger hits a backhand Saturday during the Division I Sectional tournament in Troy. Bollinger earned ■ See D-I on A8 the third seed in Thursday’s district tournament.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jordan Zimmermann extended Washington’s streak of dominant starts, and Danny Espinosa homered for the second straight game Saturday night, leading the Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The Nationals lost catcher Wilson Ramos, whose right leg buckled while he chased a passed ball in the seventh inning. He had to be helped from the field. Zimmermann (2-3) gave up five hits and struck out nine. Washington’s starters have allowed one earned run or fewer 19 times this season. Espinosa hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the sixth off Jose Arredondo (2-1). Ramos also had a solo shot off Mat Latos. Nationals rookie Bryce Harper was back in right field with a large bandage above his left eye, covering a 10-stitch gash

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■ National Basketball Association

Celtics hold off 76ers, lead 1-0 BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Garnett scored 29 points, his most in the regular- or postseason this year, and added 11 rebounds on Saturday night to give the Boston Celtics a 92-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in the opener of AP PHOTO their Eastern Conference Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand (42) reaches semifinal series. for a rebound controlled by Boston Celtics forward Rajon Rondo had 17 Brandon Bass during the first quarter Saturday in assists, 13 points and 12 Boston. rebounds for his eighth

career playoff triple-double. He ran the length of the court to receive the inbounds pass and dribble out the final 3.4 seconds of the game. Game 2 is Monday night in Boston before the series shifts to Philadelphia for Games 3 and 4. Andre Iguodala scored 19 points and Evan Turner had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the 76ers,

who advanced to the second round for the first time since 2003 by beating East No. 1 seed Chicago. The Sixers led 77-67 with 11 minutes to play before Boston scored 23 of the next 30 points, with Rondo making a jumper to cut it to 80-79, then another with 3:37 left to give Boston the lead. After Spencer Hawes’ basket from the right baseline put the Sixers up

■ Major League Baseball

■ Track and Field



■ CONTINUED FROM A6 from slamming his bat against a wall on Friday night. He went 0 for 4 and struck out. Manager Davey Johnson decided to leave Harper in the lineup so he could take his frustrations out on the opposing pitcher instead of the dugout wall. Instead, he ended up 0 for 9 in the series with four strikeouts. The Reds gave away Joey Votto bobbleheads and drew 42,294 fans, their third capacity crowd of the season. For the second night in a row, Cincinnati couldn’t do much against the major leagues’ stingiest pitching staff. Washington’s starters have 17 quality starts in the past 18 games, taking the pressure off an offense that doesn’t score a lot of runs. Rodriguez Henry pitched the ninth for his eighth save in 10 chances, fanning three batters on 10 pitches. The Nationals had a chance to break it open in the fifth with their young, bandaged star at the plate. The Reds intentionally walked Adam LaRoche to load the bases with two outs and bring up Harper, who hit a grounder up the middle. Gold Glove second baseman Brandon Phillips made a backhand stop, then flipped the ball behind his back for a forceout at second, raising his arm and pounding his chest three times in celebration. Nothing Harper could do about that. Latos gave up three hits in five innings. He also walked five, matching his career high. Cincinnati put Scott Rolen on the 15-day disabled list shortly before the start of the game with more pain in his left shoulder, a chronic problem the past few years. The 37-year-old third baseman had surgery on the shoulder last August. NOTES: RH Bronson Arroyo tries for his second straight win in the final game of the series.

■ CONTINUED FROM A6 Sergei Brubaker, Logan Jackson and Minton finished first (8:31.84), Finfrock, Minton, Smiley — all of whom went to state in the 4x400 last season — along with Zach Pricer finished first in the event (3:29.55). Brubaker finished first in the 800 (2:05.88), just edging Jackson (2:05.90), who finished second. Then Brubaker finished first in the 3,200 (10:15.00) and placed second in the mile (4:40.03), while Jackson placed fourth in the 1,600 (4:41.03) and fourth in the 3,200 (10:38.60) and Finfrock (23.62 seconds) and Zach Pricer (23.83) placed fifth and sixth in the 200. Cory Klosterman placed first in the pole vault (12-0), Matt Ward was a secondplace finisher in the discus (129-7) and Brett Weaver placed fourth (113-8). Josh Newman (5-8) and Chris McGrath (5-6) placed third and fourth in the high jump. McGrath placed third in the long jump (19-6) and Blake Ingle finished fifth (17-9.75). Nick Fields was second in the shot (43-8.50) and Wes Martin placed third (414.75). Rachel Paden placed first in the 100 (13.73 seconds), while teammate Kinsey Douglas — who won the high jump (4-6) — came in fourth in the event (14.06). Michaela Litton, Jessica Albaugh, Cassie Schieltz and Michaela Bates placed first in the 4x800 (10:33.10), then in the 4x200, Milton’s team of Shelby Brumbaugh, Albaugh, Douglas and Paden placed second (1:53.49). In the 4x100, Paden Mikala Berry, Kasey Jackson and Douglas placed second (54.68 seconds). The 4x400 team of Schieltz, Brumbaugh, Bates and Albaugh came in first (4:24.00). Schieltz (5:51.94) and Litton (6:01.38) finished two-three in the 1,600, Brumbaugh placed second in the 200 (28.23 seconds) and third in the 400 (1:02.28). Albaugh (2:34.69) and Schieltz (2:35.92) finished first and second in the 800. Litton placed second in the 3,200 (13:28.40). In the field events, Rachel Hurst (88-2) and Cate Busse (85-8) placed second and third in the discus. Busse also finished third in the shot put (29-1.25). Kasey Jackson tied for second in the high jump (4-4). Douglas and Jackson were the top two finishers in the long jump. Douglas’s jump of 143.50 was just enough to beat Jackson’s leap of 14-3.00. In the pole vault, Brooke Brown came in second (7-6) and Chloe Lewald was fourth (7-0). • CCC WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Covington boys track team ran away with the Cross County Conference title Saturday, totaling 142 points, while Miami East got second with 101. Bethel finished fourth in the boys standings (74.5 points), Bradford was right behind in fifth (65.5) and Newton was 10th (22). No team could touch the Miami East girls as the Vikings racked up 167.5 points during the meet to finish first, Franklin Monroe was second (82 points). Covington placed fifth (54.5), Bethel was eighth (35.5), Bradford placed ninth (32) and Newton was 10th (30). Covington’s Sam Christian won the discus by a landslide (153-11) and won the shot put by a seven-foot margin (51-3). Trent Tobias was also a winner in the pole


Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos throws against the Washington Nationals in the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday in Cincinnati. Washington starts Edwin Jackson, who has faced the Reds only twice in his career. … Shirley Larkin, mother of Reds SS Barry Larkin, will throw a ceremonial pitch on Sunday for Mother’s Day. … Cincinnati called up 3B Mike Costanzo from Triple-A Louisville to take Rolen’s spot. Costanzo has split time between Double-A and Triple-A. Red Sox 4, Indians 1 BOSTON — Felix Doubront pitched six strong innings and Cody Ross homered to lead Boston to a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, giving the

Red Sox their first winning streak in May. Doubront (3-1) allowed one run on three hits, which was all the Indians would get as relievers Andrew Miller, Vicente Padilla and Alfredo Aceves didn’t allow a baserunner over the final three innings. Aceves got his seventh save with a perfect ninth, striking out Carlos Santana to end it just 2 hours, 30 minutes after it started. Doubront was pulled before the seventh after throwing 109 pitches through six innings. He walked two and struck out five.

It was by far the best pitching game in weeks for the Red Sox, who have slumped into last place in the AL East. Boston had allowed four runs or more in every game since a 1-0 shutout of the Chicago White Sox on April 28. The Red Sox have won two straight, their first winning streak since a 5-0 stretch at the end of April. Zach McAllister (1-1) got the start for Cleveland after being recalled from Triple-A Columbus earlier in the day. He also had a strong outing, scattering eight hits over eight innings and striking out eight but he didn’t get much run support.

■ National Basketball Association

Heat’s James wins 3rd MVP award MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James spent two days trying to figure out the right words. An assistant jotted some ideas on notecards, which were ignored. So when the moment came to deliver his MVP acceptance speech, James spoke emotionally about family, charity, history and what the Miami Heat organization means to him. And he finished with a flourish. “Heat nation, we have a bigger goal,” James said. “This is very overwhelming to me as an individual award. But this is not the award I want, ultimately. I want that championship. That’s all that matters to me.” James accepted his third NBA MVP award Saturday, making him the eighth player in league history to win that many. The others Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson

and Moses Malone all have won NBA titles. On Sunday, James resumes that quest. “He’s going to get his,” Heat President Pat Riley said. “He will get his championship. And there might be a lot more there, too.” James received 85 of a possible 121 first-place votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters who cover the league, with fans JAMES on combining for one vote. He earned 1,074 points, topping Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant (889 points, 24 first-place votes), the Los Angeles Clippers’ Chris Paul (385, six first-place votes), the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (352, two first-place votes), and San Antonio’s Tony Parker (331, four first-place votes). James lauded the other

top candidates for the MVP, and lauded his teammates and those around him even more. “This is a team game and I wouldn’t be receiving what I’ve received in the past and now in the present without my teammates and without my family and friends who’ve helped me to this point,” James said away from the stage. “Even though it’s an individual award, I always go back to my teammates. I always go back to my friends and my family. No one can do it alone.” When the results were released, Durant offered congratulations. “LeBron, that’s like unheard of for a guy to get three out of four MVPs,” Durant said. “A good friend of mine. I’m happy for him and of course I would love to

have the MVP but at the same time, I’ve just got to keep improving, keep getting better and hopefully I’ll have one soon.” The way some around the Heat see it, Saturday could have been a fourth straight MVP for James. His numbers this season 27.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists and 1.9 steals per game on 53 percent shooting are extremely comparable to last season, when he finished a distant third in the MVP race behind Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard. Similar numbers. Much better result. A year ago, following all the fallout that accompanied his decision to leave Cleveland and sign with Miami, James realized there was no way he was going to have voters back him for a third straight season. Long before the results were in, James knew the 2011 MVP wasn’t going to be his.

84-83, Rondo drove to the basket and, with his path blocked, turned and handed the ball to Garnett. He banked one in and drew the foul to give Boston a two-point lead, then added another jumper. After misses by Turner and Lou Williams, Paul Pierce hit a fall-away jumper with 78 seconds left to make it a six-point lead the Celtics’ biggest of the night.

vault (11-6), Sophomore Lane White won big in the 400 (50.63 seconds) and placed first in the 200 (23.17 seconds), Troy Cron won the 110 hurdles (15.49 seconds) and teammate Ben Miller was third (16.09 seconds). Also for the Buccs, A.J. Ouellette placed second in the 100 (11.54 seconds), Alex Baskerville placed third in the high jump (5-10), Cron placed second overall in the 300 hurdles (41.34 seconds), Dustin Fickert was second in the 800 (2:00.17), The Covington boys 4x800 team won (8:31.20) and Miami East placed third in the event (8:52.50). In the 4x200, it was Bradford that won (1:34.62), Miami East came in third (1:36.12). Covington’s team won the 4x100 relay (45.47 seconds), East was second (45.72 seconds) and Bethel was third (46.59 seconds). The Buccs won the 4x400 race by an eight-second margin (3:30.2). Covington’s Tara Snipes won the 1,600 (5:33), got first in the 800 (2:23.7) and finished third in the 3,200 (13:35.95), Jenna Rindler placed fourth in the discus (100-1). Miami East’s Leah Dunivan won the high jump (5-2), placed first in the shot (38-2.50) and got second in the long jump (16-7.75). Corrine Melvin won the 100 (12.83 seconds) and won the 200 (26.79 seconds), Stevee Hazel placed third in the pole vault (9-0), Ashley Current came in third in the discus (100-4), Meredith Wesco earned second in the 1,600 (5:35.99). Abigael Amheiser finished second in the 3,200 (13:27.16) Also for the Vikings, Renee Deford placed second in the 400 (1:03.07) and third in the 200 (28.09 seconds), Meredith Wesco placed second in the 800 (2:32.64) Miami East’s girls 4x800 team won the event (10:45.60), while Covington placed third (11:08.10). The Miami East girls also won the 4x200 (1:50.14), Newton placed third in the event (1:56.91). The Miami East girls also won the 4x100 relay (52.32 seconds) and placed second in the 4x400 (4:24.36). Miami East’s Mike Harmon placed second in the high jump (6-0), Mack Rose was second in the pole vault (11-6), Gunner Shirk — a third-place finisher in the 100 (11.72 seconds) — placed third in the long jump (20-10), Matt Beatty placed second in the 110 hurdles (15.96). Steven Hall finished third in the 800 (2:01.64), Josh Ewing was third in the 3,200 (10:52.91), Newton’s Dave Brauer was fourth in the event (10:58.10), Bradford’s Johnathon Barbee won the long jump (22-2), won the 100 (11.40 seconds) and placed second in the 200 (23.30 seconds). Austin Sell placed third in the discus (132-8), Josh Hoelscher tied for third in the pole vault (11-0) with Miami East’s Austin Rush. Corey Rench was third in the 300 hurdles (41.52 seconds) Bradford’s Shay LaFollette finished second in the 100 hurdles (16.36 seconds) and placed third in the high jump (4-10), Bethel’s Jacob Tumey won the high jump (6-0), Kyle Hamlin placed second in the 1,600 (4:34.39) and Andrew Hurst placed second in the 400 (53.05 seconds). Bethel’s Marieke Van Haaren won the 3,200 (13:06.67) and Maddie Ellerbrock placed third overall in the 400 (1:04.07).



Sunday, May 13, 2012

■ Golf


■ Tennis


Troy’s Chris Schmitt hits a shot Saturday. AP PHOTO

Kevin Na hits from a bunker on the 11th hole during the third round of the Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass on Saturday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Na takes 1-shot lead at Players PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Na is slow to pull the trigger, and quick to make fun of himself. In what made for painful viewing Saturday in The Players Championship for fans at the TPC Sawgrass and those watching from home Na took hundreds of waggles as he set up over the ball, backed off the shot if he didn’t feel comfortable and a couple of times purposely missed so he could start over. The only number that mattered was a 4-under 68, one of only three bogeyfree rounds on a dangerous golf course. Backing off only once in the 18th fairway, he hit his approach to 15 feet for birdie and took a one-shot lead over Matt Kuchar (69) going into the final round. “There’s so much on the line that I just have to sometimes back off,” Na said. “Or I’ll force myself to take it back, and on the way down I’ll pull up and go over the top (of the ball). As ugly as it is, and as painful as it is, believe me,

it’s really tough for me. And I’m trying.” Kuchar had the lead until hitting wedge into the water at the islandgreen 17th and escaping with bogey, and he saved par from the rough-covered moguls to the right of the 18th green. He had one stretch of eight holes without a par, making six birdies and a bogey. Rickie Fowler, coming off his first PGA Tour win last week at Quail Hollow, was dynamic as ever as he shot up the leaderboard. Fowler didn’t make a bogey until the last hole but still had the best score of the third round with a 66 and was two shots behind. He is trying to become the first player since David Duval in 1997 to win his first two PGA Tour titles in consecutive weeks. Na, playing with Zach Johnson, was on the clock throughout the back nine, and he was given a bad time on the 16th hole. He made an unsuccessful appeal, claiming he went over the allotted time because his caddie’s shadow was in the way.

■ National Hockey League

Rangers hold on, edge Caps, 2-1 NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Richards and Michael Del Zotto scored, Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves, and the New York Rangers advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 2-1 victory in Game 7 over the Washington Capitals. Richards scored less than two minutes in, and Del Zotto doubled the lead in the third period to help the top-seeded Rangers improve to 5-0 in Game 7s at Madison Square Garden. That set up a matchup with the New Jersey Devils, the team the Rangers beat in the 1994 conference

finals en route to their first Stanley Cup title in 54 years. That series will open Monday in New York. New York and Washington alternated wins and losses from Game 1 on, and this one didn’t come easy for the Rangers, who missed a chance to eliminate the Capitals in Game 6 on the road. Just 38 seconds after Del Zotto made it 2-0 at 10:05 of the third, Roman Hamrlik sent a shot off of New York forward Derek Stepan that fluttered past Lundqvist for his only blemish of the night.

■ CONTINUED FROM A6 the top seed for Thursday’s district tournament in three sets, while Bollinger and the team of Schmitt and Thompson both won their consolation matches for third-place finishes. • Trojan Horses Reid Wynkoop and Luke Oaks really didn’t have a secret to bouncing Butler’s Lauren Jackson and Ryan Helke, the No. 1 seed in the sectional tournament. They just worked harder, wanted it more and came through in clutch moments. The second-seeded Troy doubles team split the first two sets with Jackson and Helke before dominating the third in a 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 victory in the sectional championship match Saturday, earning a No. 1 seed for themselves in next week’s district tournament. “The key was just to take it one point at a time, keep balls in play and let them make the mistakes,” said Wynkoop, a senior. “We just wanted to put out positive energy going into every point,” the freshman Oaks said. “We knew we’d have a decent match against them, but we felt like it was winnable.” The Trojan team fought through a back-and-forth first set, only to come out on top when it mattered most. In the second, though, Jackson and Helke were able to take advantage of newly-discovered openings to force a decisive third set. “The first set was close, but there was some pretty good tennis,” Troy coach Mark Goldner said. “When they had to have points, though, they always came up with them. But then they lost a whole lot of intensity in the second set. It just seemed to disappear. “I told them they needed to have a sense of urgency, to hold serve and get their intensity back. After breaking to go up 4-1, they were feeling pretty confident.” Wynkoop and Oaks had started the day off slow, fighting off Northmont’s No. 3 seed Alex Starr and Taishi Sakai in a first-set tiebreaker before pummeling them in the second 7-6 (1), 6-1. At the end of the day, though, they were sectional champions — Wynkoop for the second year in a row and Oaks in his first opportunity. “It feels great to have a repeat,” Wynkoop said. “It just shows that hard work pays off.” “It’s good,” Oaks said. “Hopefully I’ll be able to make it to district all four years.” Still, the duo — which


Troy’s Reid Wynkoop hits a backhand on Saturday at Troy Community Park. played singles throughout the regular season — knows it has some things to work on before Thursday. “We’re going to spend the week in practice getting to know each other, on understanding what we need to do in certain situations,” Oaks said. “The other kids at district are all great players. We know we’ll have to come out fighting,” Wynkoop said. • Fighting Back Chris Schmitt was beside himself. Serving with a 40-0 lead and a chance to tie the third set at 4-4 during a semifinal match against Jackson and Helke, Butler’s team was able to rally and win the next five straight points to instead take a 5-3 lead. They then closed out the set in the next game, winning 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 to move on to the sectional title game. “I just wanted to go home,” Schmitt said. “I didn’t even want to play (the consolation match).” “Chris was really upset, and I understand,” Goldner said. “But he just had to look at the big picture: he will do that more, and he will do that to other people, also. It was just unfortunate that it happened during that match.” But he and Ben Thompson stayed at the park, got back on the court and took down Starr and Sakai 7-6 (4), 6-1. “We both weren’t very happy (with the first match),” Thompson said. “We’re kind of slow starters, and there were a lot of deuce games that we should have had. But it also depends on how Butler plays. They’re a streaky team. But we came back and won the next match, if nothing else to have a better seed at district.” “We wanted to win that match because we knew we could,” Schmitt said. “I think

Troy’s Ben Thompson hits a forehand shot Saturday during the Division I Sectional tournament. we just focused and hammered down. We weren’t happy with the result (third place), but we weren’t mad either.” “They got over it, which kids do, and played very well against Northmont,” Goldner said. • Marathon Man Tippecanoe’s Sam Bollinger likes to make the other guy work. But he and Butler’s Justin Kopronica worked enough for everyone in the entire singles bracket. Second-seeded Bollinger and No. 3 Kopronica rallied 40 to 50 times per point all morning, playing a marathon three-set match that, fittingly enough, ended up coming down to a decisive tiebreaker. Kopronica was able to find the juice to win it, though, claiming a 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (1) victory in the semifinal round. Bollinger trailed 4-0 in the first set before winning six straight games. Kopronica dominated the second set, but Bollinger went up 4-1 in the third — only to have Kopronica fight back to take a 5-4 lead. Aided by the net chord, though, Bollinger went up 6-5. “I was exhausted,” Bollinger said. “I was thinking that I just needed to close it out, but I didn’t do it.”

Kopronica forced a tiebreaker, lost the first point of it and rolled off seven straight points to win the match and earn a title matchup with teammate David Scher, the top seed — who swept the worn-out freshman 6-0, 6-0. “He hit a lot of good shots in the tiebreaker,” Bollinger said. “It was a good match.” “There wasn’t a spot on the court that they didn’t hit the ball to,” Tippecanoe coach Von Clendenen said. “If they had one of those electronic shot trackers during that match, there wouldn’t be a single spot that wasn’t covered.” Thirty minutes later, Bollinger was back to business, outplaying yet another Butler player, Kyle Teague, 64, 6-3, to earn the third seed at the district tournament. “I think that match (with Kopronica) gave us some respect in Division I,” Clendenen said. “That was a gutsy performance.” “I’m going to be working on my shots this week,” Bollinger said. “Working on hitting the ball stronger.” But first … some muchneeded rest. “He’s pretty well spent. We’ll give him Monday off then get back to work Tuesday,” Clendenen said.

Winterbotham and the sophomore Dickison. “This is the coolest thing I could imagine right now,” Winterbotham said. “I’ve worked so long for this — and blondie here (Dickison) helped me win it. We were so tired and achy after our first match, but once we started playing, it all just went away.” “I am so pumped right now,” Dickison said. “After we won our first match, we knew we’d be either a one or two (seed at district), so we just relaxed and started to have fun.” It was an impressive achievement for Dickison, also, considering that last season was his first playing competitive tennis. “I’d messed around with it before, but last year was when I decided to really work at it,” he said. “Last year, Craig Hollis and I were third in our league at doubles, and that’s when I knew I wanted more. Once I figured out that I was going to stick with it, I knew I didn’t want to mess it up. And a lot of that is all of the people

helping me out — coach Davidson, Sharon Paul and everyone on the team have been really great and helped me a lot.” “They’ve got one tennis player — Marshall — and one athlete — Kenton. And they play really, really well together as a team,” Davidson said. “And that’s what you have to have at doubles. Teamwork. “They came into the day with no idea what the teams they’d be playing would be like. In their first match, the other team stayed on the baseline and just sent lobs back at them. And in their second match, the team they played liked to rush the net. Both times it threw their games off a little, but they adjusted really well. I was very happy with the way they played.” And they’ll be ready to put more of that teamwork on display at the district tournament Thursday at Centerville High School. No matter how many mirrors they break or ladders they walk under between now and then.

■ Tennis

D-II ■ CONTINUED FROM A6 season. Brumbaugh refocused and rallied, storming back to win the match’s final five games to close out a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Bennett to win his first sectional title. “It’s nice to have past wins under your belt (over a certain player),” Brumbaugh said. “You just have to try to get back to the way you were playing back then.” Brumbaugh — who knocked off Lehman’s Dan Sehlhorst 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinal — had swept his way through the tournament without coming close to dropping a set. And after the first set against Bennett, it looked like it would be the same situation. But Bennett, who swept Brookville’s Nathan Hart, 62, 6-2, to earn a shot at the top seed, found some momentum to start the second set, cutting down on errors, finding ways to force them out of Brumbaugh getting his opponent rattled and storming out to a 4-1 lead in the process. Brumbaugh held serve to make it 4-2 — before

completely turning the match around. Bennett held a 40-15 lead, but Brumbaugh hit a winner and rallied long enough to force an error — and a deuce. He then closed out the game with two more consecutive points to make it 4-3 … and then took care of the next three games in under 15 minutes. “That game was probably the momentum swing I needed to keep rolling,” Brumbaugh said. “Matt and Pierce have always had good matches,” Davidson said. “That was Matt’s first hard match in probably two weeks — he’d pretty much breezed through the league tournament and first part of the sectional. They bring out the best in each other.” But more than just a title was at stake on the day, and that fact also helped drive Brumbaugh — a better draw for next week’s district tournament. “I knew getting a No. 1 seed (for the district) was going to be a lot better than a two,” Brumbaugh said. “That

helped push me a little more because I knew what was on the line.” Sehlhorst scored the No. 3 seed in the consolation match, defeating Star 6-3, 60. • Overcoming Curses One game away from victory, Marshall Winterbotham looked at the scorecard — and, despite holding a three-game lead, didn’t like what he saw. Two games later, while he and Kenton Dickison were celebrating their freshly-won sectional championship, he walked off the court, looked at his coach and said “It was the 5-2 curse!” But no curse — not even a black cat meandering around the courts all afternoon — could stop the Bulldogs’ top-seeded doubles duo as Dickison and Winterbotham were the very definition of “team” in a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 victory over Catholic Central’s Pat and Casey Burns. With Winterbotham serving for the match at 5-2, the Irish broke serve at 30-40 to stay alive — one of many

times the Bulldogs struggled while holding a 5-2 edge on the day. Each time they led 52, in fact, they lost the game but ended up winning the set sooner or later, knocking off Kenton Ridge’s Jacob Abshear and Jacob Glass 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the semifinal, making them 0-4 when the set score was 5-2 in their favor. But the Bulldogs closed Catholic Central out in the next game, breaking back at 15-40 to win it. “I pretty much choked,” the Milton-Union senior said. “But then we won it in the next game. He (Dickison) picked me up when I as down.” “And Marshall did the same for me a lot today, too,” Dickison said. “That was a great team we beat (in the final). But we had great teamwork.” “We alternated,” Winterbotham said. “When one of us was down or not playing well, the other picked their game up.” It will be the first trip to the district tournament for both the senior



BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Baltimore 22 12 .647 20 14 .588 Tampa Bay 19 14 .576 New York 19 15 .559 Toronto 14 19 .424 Boston Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 18 15 .545 16 16 .500 Detroit 16 17 .485 Chicago 11 20 .355 Kansas City 9 24 .273 Minnesota West Division W L Pct Texas 22 12 .647 Oakland 17 16 .515 15 19 .441 Los Angeles 15 20 .429 Seattle NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Washington 21 12 .636 Atlanta 21 13 .618 19 14 .576 New York 17 16 .515 Miami 15 19 .441 Philadelphia Central Division W L Pct St. Louis 20 13 .606 Cincinnati 16 16 .500 Houston 15 18 .455 15 18 .455 Milwaukee 15 18 .455 Pittsburgh 13 20 .394 Chicago West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 21 11 .656 San Francisco 15 17 .469 15 18 .455 Arizona 13 18 .419 Colorado 12 22 .353 San Diego

Scores GB WCGB — — 2 — 2½ — 3 ½ 7½ 5

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

Str Home Away W-2 11-7 11-5 L-3 13-3 7-11 W-3 11-7 8-7 W-1 8-7 11-8 W-2 6-11 8-8

GB WCGB — — 1½ 2½ 2 3 6 7 9 10

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

Str Home Away L-2 8-10 10-5 L-1 9-9 7-7 W-3 6-9 10-8 L-1 4-13 7-7 L-1 5-12 4-12

GB WCGB — — 4½ 2 7 4½ 7½ 5

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

Str Home Away L-1 9-6 13-6 W-1 8-9 9-7 W-1 9-8 6-11 L-2 7-8 8-12

GB WCGB — — ½ — 2 — 4 2 6½ 4½

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

Str Home Away W-3 12-4 9-8 W-2 8-5 13-8 W-1 10-6 9-8 L-1 7-6 10-10 L-1 6-9 9-10

GB WCGB — — 3½ 2½ 5 4 5 4 5 4 7 6

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

Str Home Away L-2 8-6 12-7 L-2 8-8 8-8 L-1 10-8 5-10 W-2 9-8 6-10 W-1 9-8 6-10 L-2 9-10 4-10

GB WCGB — — 6 3½ 6½ 4 7½ 5 10 7½

L10 5-5 3-7 3-7 3-7 5-5

Str Home Away W-2 13-3 8-8 L-2 8-7 7-10 W-1 7-10 8-8 L-1 8-10 5-8 W-1 9-14 3-8

AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games N.Y. Yankees 6, Seattle 2 Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 3 Boston 7, Cleveland 5 Texas 10, L.A. Angels 3 Chicago White Sox 5, Kansas City 0 Minnesota 7, Toronto 6 Oakland 11, Detroit 4 Saturday's Games L.A. Angels 4, Texas 2 N.Y. Yankees 6, Seattle 2 Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 3 Boston 4, Cleveland 1 Toronto 2, Minnesota 1 Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Seattle (Millwood 0-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 0-0), 1:05 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 1-2) at Boston (Bard 2-4), 1:35 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 5-1) at Baltimore (Arrieta 2-3), 1:35 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 2-2) at Chicago White Sox (Humber 1-2), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 4-0) at Minnesota (Diamond 1-0), 2:10 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 3-1) at Oakland (Parker 1-0), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 5-0) at Texas (Feliz 2-1), 8:05 p.m. Monday's Games N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Seattle at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games Houston 1, Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia 7, San Diego 3 Miami 6, N.Y. Mets 5 Washington 7, Cincinnati 3 Milwaukee 8, Chicago Cubs 7, 13 innings Atlanta 9, St. Louis 7, 12 innings Arizona 5, San Francisco 1 L.A. Dodgers 7, Colorado 3 Saturday's Games Milwaukee 8, Chicago Cubs 2 N.Y. Mets 9, Miami 3 Pittsburgh 5, Houston 2 San Diego 2, Philadelphia 1 Washington 2, Cincinnati 1 Atlanta 7, St. Louis 2 San Francisco at Arizona, 8:10 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Sunday's Games N.Y. Mets (Niese 2-1) at Miami (Zambrano 1-2), 1:10 p.m. Washington (E.Jackson 1-1) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 2-1), 1:10 p.m. Houston (W.Rodriguez 3-3) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 1-2), 1:35 p.m. San Diego (Suppan 2-0) at Philadelphia (Hamels 4-1), 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 4-1) at Milwaukee (Estrada 0-2), 2:10 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 3-3) at St. Louis (Lynn 6-0), 2:15 p.m. Colorado (White 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 4-0), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 1-1) at Arizona (J.Saunders 2-2), 4:10 p.m. Monday's Games Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. San Diego at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Miami, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Saturday's Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Los Angeles .000 200 200—4 6 0 Texas . . . . . . .000 011 000—2 5 0 C.Wilson, D.Carpenter (6), Walden (7), Frieri (8), S.Downs (9) and Hester; M.Harrison, Ogando (7), R.Ross (9) and Napoli. W_D.Carpenter 1-1. L_M.Harrison 4-3. Sv_S.Downs (3). HRs_Los Angeles, Trumbo (5). Texas, Hamilton (18). Seattle . . . . . .000 000 101—2 8 0 NewYork . . . .040 100 01x—6 8 0 Noesi, Wilhelmsen (8) and Jaso; P.Hughes, Logan (8) and Martin. W_P.Hughes 3-4. L_Noesi 2-4. Sv_Logan (1). HRs_Seattle, Carp (2). New York, J.Nix (1), Ibanez (7). Tampa Bay . .010 002 000—3 7 5 Baltimore . . .020 020 01x—5 6 2 M.Moore, W.Davis (5), Badenhop (7), Howell (8) and Gimenez, J.Molina; Matusz, Ayala (6), Strop (8), Ji.Johnson (9) and Exposito. W_Matusz 2-4. L_M.Moore 1-3. Sv_Ji.Johnson (11). HRs_Tampa Bay, Guyer (1). Baltimore, Hall (1). Cleveland . . .000 001 000—1 3 0 Boston . . . . .002 101 00x—4 8 0 McAllister, Asencio (8) and Marson;

Doubront, A.Miller (7), Padilla (8), Aceves (9) and Saltalamacchia. W_Doubront 3-1. L_McAllister 1-1. Sv_Aceves (7). HRs_Boston, C.Ross (6). Toronto . . . . .000 011 000—2 7 0 Minnesota . . .000 100 000—1 5 0 Hutchison, Cordero (7), Frasor (8), L.Perez (8), Janssen (9) and Mathis; Walters, Duensing (7), Gray (9) and Mauer. W_Hutchison 2-1. L_Walters 01. Sv_Janssen (2). HRs_Toronto, Bautista (8). NATIONAL LEAGUE NewYork . . . .101 131 011—9 16 0 Miami . . . . . . .010 001 100—3 13 1 Dickey, Acosta (7), Byrdak (7), Parnell (8), D.Carrasco (9) and Nickeas; Nolasco, M.Dunn (5), Gaudin (6), Webb (8), Cishek (9) and Hayes. W_Dickey 5-1. L_Nolasco 4-1. HRs_New York, D.Wright (4). Chicago . . . .100 000 010—2 5 0 Milwaukee . .100 005 02x—8 13 0 Volstad, C.Coleman (7) and Soto; Marcum, Veras (8), Dillard (9) and Lucroy. W_Marcum 2-1. L_Volstad 0-5. HRs_Milwaukee, Maysonet (1). Houston . . . .000 011 000—2 9 0 Pittsburgh . . .101 012 00x—5 7 1 Happ, R.Cruz (6), Abad (6), Davi.Carpenter (7), Lyon (8) and C.Snyder; Morton, Resop (7), Watson (7), J.Cruz (9) and McKenry. W_Morton 2-3. L_Happ 2-3. Sv_J.Cruz (3). HRs_Pittsburgh, A.McCutchen (3), Tabata (2). San Diego . . .001 000 100—2 8 1 Philadelphia .010 000 000—1 8 1 Volquez, Gregerson (7), Cashner (8), Thayer (9) and Jo.Baker; Halladay, Qualls (8), Papelbon (9) and Ruiz. W_Volquez 2-2. L_Halladay 3-3. Sv_Thayer (3). Washington .000 011 000—2 6 0 Cincinnati . . .100 000 000—1 5 0 Clippard (8), Zimmermann, H.Rodriguez (9) and W.Ramos, Flores; Latos, Arredondo (6), Ondrusek (7), Chapman (8) and Hanigan. W_Zimmermann 2-3. L_Arredondo 2-1. Sv_H.Rodriguez (8). HRs_Washington, W.Ramos (3), Espinosa (3). Atlanta . . . . . .201 020 011—7 13 1 St. Louis . . . .000 001 010—2 5 0 Beachy, Medlen (7), C.Martinez (9) and McCann; Wainwright, Salas (5), J.Romero (8) and Y.Molina. W_Beachy 4-1. L_Wainwright 2-4. HRs_Atlanta, Bourn (1). Midwest League Eastern Division Lansing (Blue Jays) South Bend (D-backs) Great Lakes (Dodgers) Bowling Green (Rays) West Michigan (Tigers) Lake County (Indians) Fort Wayne (Padres) Dayton (Reds) Western Division

W 24 20 20 18 17 16 16 14

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Pct. GB .686 — .571 4 .556 4½ .514 6 .472 7½ .457 8 .444 8½ .389 10½

W L Pct. GB Wisconsin (Brewers) 23 13 .639 — Beloit (Twins) 21 15 .583 2 Quad Cities (Cardinals) 19 17 .528 4 Kane County (Royals) 18 18 .500 5 Burlington (Athletics) 17 18 .486 5½ Cedar Rapids (Angels) 15 21 .417 8 Peoria (Cubs) 15 21 .417 8 Clinton (Mariners) 12 23 .343 10½ Saturday's Games Lake County 6, Great Lakes 4 Beloit 3, Clinton 1 Fort Wayne 12, West Michigan 4 Lansing 16, Dayton 4 Wisconsin 2, Kane County 1, 11 innings Peoria 2, Burlington 1 Quad Cities 6, Cedar Rapids 2 South Bend at Bowling Green, 8:05 p.m. Sunday's Games Great Lakes at Lake County, 1 p.m. Lansing at Dayton, 2 p.m. Wisconsin at Kane County, 2 p.m. Clinton at Beloit, 3 p.m. Cedar Rapids at Quad Cities, 3 p.m. South Bend at Bowling Green, 3:05 p.m. West Michigan at Fort Wayne, 3:05 p.m. Monday's Games Wisconsin at Kane County, 1 p.m. Great Lakes at Lake County, 6:30 p.m. Lansing at Dayton, 7 p.m. West Michigan at Fort Wayne, 7:05 p.m. Clinton at Beloit, 7:30 p.m. Burlington at Peoria, 7:30 p.m. South Bend at Bowling Green, 7:35 p.m.

AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup-Bojangles' Southern 500 Results Saturday At Darlington Raceway


SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 7:30 a.m. SPEED — Formula One, Spanish Grand Prix, at Barcelona, Spain 1 p.m. SPEED — Rolex Sports Car Series, Global Barter 250, at Millville, N.J. CYCLING 5 p.m. NBCSN — Tour of California, first stage, at Santa Rosa, Calif. GOLF Noon TGC — PGA Tour, THE PLAYERS, final round, at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 2 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour, THE PLAYERS, final round, at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. HOCKEY 9 a.m. NBCSN — IIHF World Championships, pool play, United States vs. Finland, at Helsinki MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. FSN — Washington at Cincinnati 2 p.m. TBS — Atlanta at St. Louis WGN — Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee 8 p.m. ESPN — L.A. Angels at Texas MEN'S COLLEGE LACROSSE 1 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Division I, playoffs, first round, teams and site TBD MOTORSPORTS 4 p.m. SPEED — FIM World Superbike, at Derby, England (same-day tape) NBA BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ABC — Playoffs, first round, game 7, teams TBA (if necessary) 3:30 p.m. ABC — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 1, Indiana at Miami TNT's schedule TBA NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference finals, Los Angeles at Phoenix SOCCER 9:30 a.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, teams TBA 10 a.m. FSN — Premier League, teams TBA SPEED — Premier League, teams TBA 12:15 p.m. ESPN2 — MLS, New York at Philadelphia Darlington, S.C. Lap length: 1.366 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (2) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 368 laps, 141.1 rating, 48 points. 2. (8) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 368, 116.4, 43. 3. (17) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 368, 103.1, 41. 4. (5) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 368, 120.9, 41. 5. (6) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 368, 117.2, 40. 6. (19) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 368, 96.7, 38. 7. (7) Carl Edwards, Ford, 368, 104.8, 37. 8. (3) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 368, 108.8, 37. 9. (28) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 368, 74.8, 35. 10. (21) Joey Logano, Toyota, 368, 90.6, 34. 11. (26) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 368, 86.1, 33. 12. (1) Greg Biffle, Ford, 368, 115.4, 33. 13. (14) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 368, 76.4, 31. 14. (9) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 368, 79.4, 30. 15. (15) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 368, 75.9, 29. 16. (23) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 368, 85.1, 28. 17. (24) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 368, 75.9, 28. 18. (10) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 368, 69.9, 26. 19. (13) Aric Almirola, Ford, 368, 67.3, 25. 20. (18) Mark Martin, Toyota, 368, 65.1, 24. 21. (25) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 368, 87, 23. 22. (31) Casey Mears, Ford, 367, 54.2, 22. 23. (4) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 367, 79.1, 21. 24. (27) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 366, 57, 20. 25. (36) David Gilliland, Ford, 366, 54.5, 19. 26. (20) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 366, 57, 19. 27. (34) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 365, 51, 17. 28. (37) David Ragan, Ford, 364, 38.7, 16. 29. (22) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 364, 55.3, 15. 30. (42) Reed Sorenson, Ford, 363, 39.7, 0. 31. (38) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 362, 44.5, 0. 32. (33) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 362, 40.4, 12. 33. (16) A J Allmendinger, Dodge, 357, 70.9, 11. 34. (11) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 345, 63.7, 10. 35. (12) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 339, 80.9, 9. 36. (41) David Reutimann, Toyota, 314, 43.4, 8. 37. (43) J.J.Yeley, Toyota, clutch, 132, 32.5, 7. 38. (39) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, vibration, 35, 30.9, 0. 39. (32) David Stremme, Toyota, overheating, 32, 34.1, 5. 40. (40) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, power steering, 27, 31.4, 0. 41. (35) Mike Skinner, Toyota, electrical, 20, 29.6, 0. 42. (29) Scott Speed, Ford, overheating, 20, 29.5, 2. 43. (30) Josh Wise, Ford, vibration, 19, 27.3, 1.

HOCKEY National Hockey League Playoff Glance FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE N.Y. Rangers 4, Ottawa 3 Washington 4, Boston 3 New Jersey 4, Florida 3 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 1

St. Louis 4, San Jose 1 Phoenix 4, Chicago 2 Nashville 4, Detroit 1 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE N.Y. Rangers 4, Washington 3 New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 1 WESTERN CONFERENCE Phoenix 4, Nashville 1 Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 0 CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Monday, May 14: New Jersey at NY Rangers at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16: New Jersey at NY Rangers or Washington at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Rest of schedule: TBA WESTERN CONFERENCE Phoenix vs. Los Angeles Sunday, May 13: Los Angeles at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15: Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Rest of schedule: TBA

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association Playoff Glance FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary) (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Philadelphia 4, Chicago 2 Saturday, April 28: Chicago 103, Philadelphia 91 Tuesday, May 1: Philadelphia 109, Chicago 92 Friday, May 4: Philadelphia 79, Chicago 74 Sunday, May 6: Philadelphia 89, Chicago 82 Tuesday, May 8: Chicago 77, Philadelphia 69 Thursday, May 10: Philadelphia 79, Chicago 78, Philadelphia wins series 4-2 Miami 4, NewYork 1 Saturday, April 28: Miami 100, New York 67 Monday, April 30: Miami 104, New York 94 Thursday, May 3: Miami 87, New York 70 Sunday, May 6: New York 89, Miami 87 Wednesday, May 9: Miami 106, New York 94, Miami wins series 4-1. Indiana 4, Orlando 1 Saturday, April 28: Orlando 81, Indiana 77 Monday, April 30: Indiana 93, Orlando 78 Wednesday, May 2: Indiana 97, Orlando 74 Saturday, May 5: Indiana 101, Orlando 99, OT Tuesday, May 8: Tuesday, May 8: Indiana 105, Orlando 87, Indiana wins series 4-1 Boston 4, Atlanta 2 Sunday, April 29: Atlanta 83, Boston 74 Tuesday, May 1: Boston 87, Atlanta 80 Friday, May 4: Boston 90, Atlanta 84, OT Sunday, May 6: Boston 101, Atlanta 79 Tuesday, May 8: Atlanta 87, Boston 86 Thursday, May 10: Boston 83, Atlanta 80, Boston wins series 4-2 WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 4, Utah 0 Sunday, April 29: San Antonio 106, Utah 91 Wednesday, May 2: San Antonio 114, Utah 83 Saturday, May 5: San Antonio 102, Utah 90 Monday, May 7: San Antonio 87, Utah 81, SA wins 4-0 Oklahoma City 4, Dallas 0 Saturday, April 28: Oklahoma City 99, Dallas 98 Monday, April 30: Oklahoma City 102, Dallas 99 Thursday, May 3: Oklahoma City 95, Dallas 79 Saturday, May 5: Oklahoma City 103, Dallas 97, Oklahoma City wins series 4-0 L.A. Lakers vs. Denver Sunday, April 29: L.A. Lakers 103, Denver 88 Tuesday, May 1: L.A. Lakers 104, Denver 100 Friday, May 4: Denver 99, L.A. Lakers 84

Sunday, May 13, 2012 Sunday, May 6: L.A. Lakers 92, Denver 88 Tuesday, May 8: Denver 102, L.A. Lakers 99 Thursday, May 10: Denver 113, L.A. Lakers 96, series tied 3-3 Saturday, May 12: x-Denver at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Memphis vs. L.A. Clippers Sunday, April 29: L.A. Clippers 99, Memphis 98, L.A. Clippers lead series 1-0 Wednesday, May 2: Memphis 105, L.A. Clippers 98 Saturday, May 5: L.A. Clippers 87, Memphis 86 Monday, May 7: Monday, May 7: L.A. Clippers 101, Memphis 97, OT Wednesday, May 9: Memphis 92, L.A. Clippers 80 Friday, May 11: Friday, May 11: Memphis 90, L.A. Clippers 88, series tied 3-3 Sunday, May 13: x-L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 1 p.m. CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE Philadelphia vs. Boston Saturday, May 12: Boston 92, Philadelphia 91, Boston leads series 10 Monday, May 14: Philadelphia at Boston, 7 p.m Wednesday, May 16: Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Friday, May 18: Boston at Philadelphia, TBD x-Monday, May 21: Philadelphia at Boston, TBD x-Wednesday, May 23: Boston at Philadelphia, TBD x-Saturday, May 26: Philadelphia at Boston, TBD Indiana vs. Miami Sunday, May 13: Indiana at Miami, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15: Indiana at Miami, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17: Miami at Indiana, TBD Sunday, May 20: Miami at Indiana, 3:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 22: Indiana at Miami, TBD x-Thursday, May 24: Miami at Indiana, TBD x-Saturday, May 26: Indiana at Miami, TBD

GOLF The Players Championship scores Saturday AtTPC Sawgrass, Players Stadium Course Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Purse: $9.5 million Yardage: 7,215; Par 72 Third Round Kevin Na........................67-69-68—204 Matt Kuchar...................68-68-69—205 Rickie Fowler.................72-69-66—207 Ben Curtis.....................68-71-70—209 Zach Johnson...............70-66-73—209 Jhonattan Vegas...........68-74-68—210 Brian Davis....................68-70-72—210 Jonathan Byrd ..............68-70-72—210 Martin Laird...................65-73-72—210 Johnson Wagner ..........69-73-69—211 Bo Van Pelt....................71-70-70—211 Blake Adams ................66-73-72—211 Charlie Wi......................71-67-73—211 Sergio Garcia................73-71-68—212 David Mathis.................72-71-69—212 Carl Pettersson.............71-72-69—212 Phil Mickelson...............71-71-70—212 Martin Kaymer ..............73-69-70—212 Jeff Maggert..................70-71-71—212 Ian Poulter.....................65-76-71—212 Tim Clark.......................71-70-71—212 Jimmy Walker................71-70-71—212 Brendon de Jonge........69-71-72—212 Kevin Streelman ...........72-68-72—212 Kevin Stadler.................68-71-73—212 Adam Scott ...................68-70-74—212 Harrison Frazar.............68-76-69—213 John Rollins ..................72-72-69—213 Geoff Ogilvy..................70-73-70—213 Henrik Stenson.............71-71-71—213 John Huh.......................75-66-72—213 Luke Donald..................72-69-72—213 Bill Haas........................68-71-74—213 Bryce Molder ................72-72-70—214 Pat Perez.......................69-75-70—214 Brian Gay......................71-72-71—214 Chris Couch..................72-71-71—214 Spencer Levin...............74-68-72—214 Tiger Woods..................74-68-72—214 Jim Furyk ......................72-70-72—214 Tom Gillis.......................70-71-73—214 Michael Thompson.......68-71-75—214 Peter Hanson................73-71-71—215 Kris Blanks....................69-74-72—215 Sung Kang....................75-68-72—215 Ricky Barnes ................74-69-72—215 Lee Westwood..............71-70-74—215 Chris Kirk ......................71-73-72—216 Alvaro Quiros................72-72-72—216 Trevor Immelman..........72-72-72—216 David Toms ...................69-74-73—216 Marc Leishman.............73-70-73—216 Keegan Bradley ............72-70-74—216 Ryan Moore ..................69-72-75—216 Harris English ...............70-67-79—216 Justin Leonard ..............75-68-74—217 Nick Watney..................71-70-76—217 Brian Harman ...............73-68-76—217 J.J. Henry ......................71-73-74—218 Bob Estes......................73-69-76—218 Josh Teater....................71-71-76—218 Justin Rose ...................76-68-75—219 Robert Allenby..............72-72-75—219 Graham DeLaet............71-73-76—220 Robert Karlsson ...........70-74-76—220 Jason Dufner ................73-71-76—220 David Hearn..................69-75-77—221 Cameron Tringale .........73-71-77—221 Rod Pampling ...............71-72-78—221 Heath Slocum...............73-70-78—221 Stewart Cink .................71-72-78—221

TRANSACTIONS Saturday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES_Acquired LHP Mike Belfiore from Arizona to complete an earlier trade. Assigned Belfiore to Bowie (EL). Placed 3B Mark Reynolds on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 11. Selected the contract of INF-OF Bill Hall from Norfolk (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS_Recalled RHP Zach McAllister from Columbus (IL). Placed RHP Josh Tomlin on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 8. Selected the contract of INF Jose Lopez from Columbus. Optioned INF Jason Donald to Columbus. Designated OF Nick Weglarz for assignment. KANSAS CITY ROYALS_Activated RHP Greg Holland from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Nate Adcock to Omaha (PCL). Agreed to terms with LHP Doug Davis on a minor league contract. National League CHICAGO CUBS_Placed RHP Carlos Marmol on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Casey Coleman from Iowa (PCL).



Pike gets chance with Cincy CINCINNATI (AP) — Quarterback Tony Pike had his name affixed above the wooden locker that once belonged to Cincinnati Bengals receiver Jerome Simpson. It was a temporary nameplate, but that was fine by Pike, who is getting a chance to revive his career and have a memorable weekend with his hometown team. The former University of Cincinnati star was invited to rookie minicamp over the weekend to show how far his throwing elbow has recovered from two operations to fix a nerve problem. There’s a chance they could sign him to a deal if they think he’s healthy and see potential. Even if it’s only for the weekend, Pike is enjoying each practice in the stadium where he watched the Bengals play as a fan. “It was a lifelong dream all rolled up in an about hour and a half out there,” he said after practice. “With me growing up in the city and supporting the team, wanting to be part of it, it was pretty special.” Given how his career has gone, Pike is relishing every chance to throw a pass with someone watching. He grew up in a suburb and regularly attended University of Cincinnati games when the Bearcats were trying to make their football program relevant. He stayed at home for college and led the Bearcats to their greatest moments, back-to-back Big East titles under Brian Kelly and berths in the Orange Bowl and Sugar Bowl.


Weeden shows off cannon arm BEREA (AP) — Clay pigeons became clay particles. In the blink of an eye, Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden’s powerful right arm turned the tiny targets into dust. As he prepared for the NFL draft, Weeden recently took part in an experiment on an episode of ESPN’s “Sports Science,” where the former Oklahoma State star and one-time minor league baseball pitcher fired footballs at clay targets traveling at 43 mph. During one stretch he downed four out of five, blasting the soaring projectiles into smithereens. “Pretty impressive,” said wide receiver Josh Cooper, Weeden’s college teammate who signed as an undrafted free agent with the Browns. “It’s hard to do that with a shotgun.” Weeden’s got a cannon, and his major league arm was on display again Saturday as Cleveland’s rookies continued their three-day minicamp with two practices. The 28-year-old Weeden has shown he can throw any pass any time. With a flick of his wrist, he has effortlessly flung the ball 55 yards down the field, stood tall in the pocket and delivered 15-yard sideline patterns to receivers in stride and showed nice touch in dumping balls off to running backs. Weeden’s arm strength has been well-documented, and not just by the TV science experiment. While in college, he dislocated two of Cooper’s fingers with missiles over the middle.


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UVMC thanks its volunteers


Jamie Mayo, manager of the Winans kiosk in the lobby of Upper Valley Medical Center, talks with customer Sara Everhart of Tipp City.

Winans, renovated gift shop add new look to UVMC Lobby For the Miami Valley Sunday News


The Upper Valley Medical Center lobby has taken on a new look this spring with the opening of a Winans Fine Chocolates and Coffees kiosk and introduction of a renovated, expanded UVMC Gift Shop. “We’re pleased to bring the new coffee shop to the hospital lobby for the convenience of patients and visitors as well as our own UVMC family,” said Tom Parker, UVMC president/CEO. The shop offers Winans coffees and other beverages along with an assortment of chocolates. Jamie Mayo is the shop manager.

“It has been a very busy, a whirlwind, start,” Joe Reiser, president/ CEO of Winans, said of the kiosk. Reiser sees the kiosk as a partnership between two community-oriented organizations. “It has been a total team effort from the hospital and us from the beginning,” he said. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Also unveiled earlier this spring was the renovated, expanded UVMC Gift Shop, run by the hospital’s volun-

teer services. The renovation project — the first major gift shop update since the hospital opened nearly 14 years ago — was funded by the hospital in partnership with the UVMC Auxiliary. The project, which started in January, included a complete interior remodeling offering a more open floor plan, moveable fixtures, new in-store storage and a new security system, said Robin Fisher, volunteer services manager. She said more enhancements are ahead, with new point-of-sale software for better workflow and inventory to be implemented in coming months.

tion were: Jacqueline Jenkins, Becky Voisinet, 4,000 hours; Mid Stone, 3,500 hours; Richard Daniel, Liz DeWeese, Allan Miller, 3,000 hours; JoAnn Kropp, 2,500 hours; Gail Crist, Virginia Miller, Anne Overholser, Bob Sanders, 2,000 hours; and Richard Calvert, Myrna Cantrell, Jane Etter, 1,500 hours. Barbara Ayers, Mary Ann Preston, Sharon Sanders, 1,000 hours; Leslie Clevenger, Christy Green, Steve Hamman, Rita Miller, Joyce Morrow, Beverly Plantz, Lowell Rapp, Dwayne Robertson and Kay Szafranski, 500 hours;. And, Rosalind Boeke, Pam Clawson, John Evans, Paul Patten, Linda Phillips and Geneva Rapp, 300 hours; and Wendelin Anthony, Marcia Deeter, Kimberly Emmel, Terry Finfrock, Janice Hamman, R. Tracy Kearns, Charlene Lemerand, Matthew Marchione, Bradley Oroszi, Matthew Reichert, Joan Rosebaum and Pamela Swartz, 100 hours. In addition, Nicholas Cleaver, Stephany Jenkins and Brittany Kindell were awarded Community Service Certificates for their volunteer services. For information on volunteering at UVMC, call 440-7541 or visit

TROY — UVMC said thank you to its volunteers during the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 25. During 2011, volunteers completed more than 28,000 hours of service to UVMC. Contributing to the achievement were more than 60 volunteers honored at the luncheon. Each had achieved a milestone in their cumulative hours of service. Thanking the volunteers were Tom Parker, UVMC president and CEO; Kathie Scarbrough, executive director of the UVMC Foundation/Fund Development; and Robin Fisher, manager of Volunteer Services. “You have our deepest appreciation for sharing of your time and talents. You make a world of difference in our patients’ lives,” Parker told the volunteers. Among those honored were Olive Beanblossom for 21,000 hours; Margaret Attenweiller at 13,000 hours; Betty Gerken at 11,500 hours; Jean Hirsch at 7,000 hours; Dee Collins, Vera Jenkins, Kathryn Mote, Ken Schwartz and Jean Thornton at 5,500 hours; Marjorie Brown at 5,000 hours; and Luther Baden, Lynn Jenkins, Pat Jordan, Libby McCabe and Ann Sanders at 4,500 hours. Also earning recogni-


Spinnaker Coating promotes two TROY — Spinnaker Coating LLC, a manufacturer of adhesive coated papers and films, has announced it has promoted Perry J. Schiller from vice president and chief financial officer to the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Stuart A. Postle from vice president, operations, to the position of senior vice president, operations. Schiller joined Spinnaker Coating in April 2000 and is responsible for the financial affairs of the company, including accounting, taxes, financial reporting, financial analysis and cash management. Prior to joining Spinnaker, Schiller spent 13 years with Deloitte & Touche, and subsequently was a senior financial executive with a retailing company and a leasing company. Postle has overall responsibility for the company’s manufac-

turing, engineering, distribution and materials management functions. He has spent most of his career with the company, beginning in 1979 when it was part of Kimberly-Clark Corp., where he progressed through a variety of positions in the production planning, purchasing and distribution functions of its consumer products tissue and envelope converting operations. In 1990, Postle joined Kimberly-Clark’s Brown-Bridge Division, where he gained a broad-based knowledge of the pressure sensitive business, working in distribution, systems and operations management. He remained with the company when it became Spinnaker Coating in 1997. Commenting on the news, Louis A. Guzzetti Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Spinnaker Coating, said, “Over the course of their careers with the company, Stuart and Perry has each made significant contributions to the emergence and growth of the new Spinnaker. Both through their individual

efforts, as well as leadership of various courses in the Technical Training Department. their respective organizations, “We are pleased to welcome they have played key roles in the Tom to our team,” said Scott revitalization of the company.” Mazzulla, director of planning and development. “His backScott recognized ground and education will be very beneficial to those who in Who’s Who attend our continuing education TROY — Anthony Scott, pres- classes.” ident of Keystone Homes of Troy, Sumerix is an American was named to the National Welding Society certified welding Register’s Who’s Who for 2012. inspector/educator. He received The intent of the National his associate’s degree in welding Register’s Who’s Who is to identi- technology from Muskegon fy individuals who have reached Community College and his a level of recognizable success in bachelor of science degree in their respective field. career and technical education The directory is only available with a minor in welding technolto those professionals who are ogy from Western Michigan included. This year’s edition will University. be registered in the Library of Originally from Muskegon, Congress in Washington, D.C. Mich., Sumerix previously was employed at Fox Valley Technical Sumerix joins College in Appleton, Wisc., as a welding instructor/industry Hobart Institute trainer. He has nearly 20 years TROY — Tom Sumerix has of welding experience in the field joined Hobart Institute of as a welder prior to becoming an Welding Technology as an instructor. One of the most recent welding positions instructor and will be teaching

Sumerix held in the field was at GE Aviation of Muskegon, Mich., using the GTAW process to weld on gas turbine engine components for the commercial airlines and military aircraft. “I am honored to become a technical instructor at Hobart Institute. For me, working at Hobart is the greatest opportunity I could ever hope for in the welding education field,” Sumerix said. “Hobart is the premier training facility in the country for welding. I look forward to the opportunities that this new position provides and the opportunity to work with the staff and management of Hobart Institute.” He and his family are from Michigan. Hobart Institute of Welding Technology is a non-profit educational facility at 400 Trade Square East, Troy. For more information, visit, call (800) 3329448, Ext. 5433, or (937) 3325433, or email to





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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Sunday, May 13, the 134th day of 2012. There are 232 days left in the year. This is Mother’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 13, 1992, the Falun Gong movement had its beginning as the sect’s founder, Li Hongzhi, began publicly lecturing on his spiritual philosophy in the northeastern Chinese city of Changchun. On this date: In 1607, English colonists

arrived by ship at the site of what became the Jamestown settlement in Virginia (the colonists went ashore the next day). In 1846, the United States declared that a state of war already existed with Mexico. In 1917, three shepherd children near Fatima, Portugal, reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary. In 1940, Britain’s new prime minister, Winston Churchill, told Parliament: “I have nothing to

offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” In 1981, Pope John Paul II was shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter’s Square by Turkish assailant Mehmet Ali Agca. In 1985, a confrontation between Philadelphia authorities and the radical group MOVE ended as police dropped a bomb onto the group’s row house 11 people died in the resulting fire that destroyed 61 homes.

In Egypt turmoil, thieves hunt treasures CAIRO (AP) Taking advantage of Egypt’s political upheaval, thieves have gone on a treasure hunt with a spree of illegal digging, preying on the country’s ancient pharaonic heritage. Illegal digs near ancient temples and in isolated desert sites have swelled a staggering 100-fold over the past 16 months since a popular uprising toppled Hosni Mubarak’s 29-year regime and security fell apart in many areas as police simply stopped doing their jobs. The pillaging comes on top of a wave of break-ins last year at archaeological storehouses and even at Cairo’s famed Egyptian Museum, the country’s biggest repository of pharaonic artifacts. Horrified archaeologists and antiquities authorities are scrambling to prevent smuggling, keeping a watch on European and American auction houses in case stolen artifacts show up there. “Criminals became so bold they are digging in landmark areas.” including


In this undated file photo provided Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, by the Egyptian Museum, Zahi Hawass, Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, center, stands near the broken vitrine containing the damaged New Kingdom coffin, in Cairo. Taking advantage of Egypt’s political upheaval, thieves have gone on a treasure hunt with a spree of illegal digging, preying on the country’s ancient pharaonic heritage. near the Great Pyramids in Giza, other nearby pyramids and the grand temples of the southern city of Luxor, said Maj.-Gen. Abdel-Rahim Hassan, commander of the Tourism and

Antiquities Police Department. “It is no longer a crime motivated by poverty, it’s naked greed and it involves educated people,” he said. In a country with more

than 5,000 years of civilization buried under its sands, illegal digs have long been a problem. With only slight exaggeration, Egyptians like to joke you can dig anywhere and turn up

something ancient, even if its just pottery shards or a statuette. But in the security void, the treasure hunting has mushroomed, with 5,697 cases of illegal digs since the start of the antiMubarak uprising in early 2011 100 times more than the previous year, according to figures obtained by The Associated Press from the Interior Ministry, which is in charge of police. Related crimes have risen as well 1,467 cases of illicit trading in antiquities and 130 attempts to smuggle antiquities abroad. At least 35 people have been killed in incidents connected to illegal digs, including 10 buried alive in the southern city of Naga Hamadi in March when the hole they dug in the ground caved in. Others were killed in disputes when thieves fell out over sharing the finds, according to Interior Ministry officials familiar with the incidents. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the press.

Those are just the crimes that police uncovered. In their digs, fortune hunters pick spots that are just outside major archaeological sites in hopes that treasures can be found some distance beyond their parameters. Others dig in areas set aside for future excavations by the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt’s top state archaeological agency. Last month, police arrested two men who lived just behind the temple of Khnum in the southern town of Esna for illegally digging under their homes. Police said they found a 10meter (10-yard) deep hole under the houses with hieroglyphic inscriptions dating to the Ptolemaic dynasty as well as ancient clay pots. Farther south in the Nile-side city of Aswan, police last month arrested a government employee who also dug under his house, uncovering clay pots, an incense urn and tablets bearing images of lotus flowers.

In Iraq, car perk overrides promises to public BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s lawmakers have hightailed it out of town for a six-week vacation without following through on promises to cancel a pricey perk for free armored cars that they approved for themselves in the annual budget. It is the sort of move that is fueling resentments among the struggling Iraqi public, many of whom accuse the country’s leaders of being corrupt and only in politics for their own profit. For months, parliament has failed to rework the $100 billion budget that came under widespread criticism or pass a list of laws to tackle the country’s numer-

ous problems. “They have not discussed ways of how to improve the lives of people like me,” Ammar Hassan, a college graduate from Karbala who drives a taxi to support himself, said. “They only think about themselves instead of paying attention to people’s welfare.” The 39-year-old Hassan said he earns an average of about $200 each month a fraction of the monthly $22,500 salary afforded to each of the 325 lawmakers in parliament. “I’m afraid the day will come when lawmakers pass a law imposing taxes on ordinary people’ salaries

and incomes to cover their own living costs,” he said bitterly. Iraq’s government has been rife with corruption going back to the regime of former dictator Saddam Hussein, who hoarded the nation’s oil riches for himself and his cronies amid an impoverished public. Hopes that conditions would dramatically improve as Iraq tried to build a postSaddam democracy proved overly optimistic, however. A quarter of Iraq’s population of 31 million people live in poverty, and an estimated 15 percent are unemployed, according to U.S. data compiled by the Central Intelligence

Agency. Raw sewage runs through the streets in many neighborhoods, polluting tap water, sickening residents and adding to an overall sense of misery. Many Iraqis only have 12 hours of electricity each day. By contrast, Iraqi lawmakers were given a $90,000 stipend for expenses in addition to their monthly salaries when they took office in 2010. And in February, parliament voted to buy $50 million worth of armored cars to protect lawmakers from insurgent attacks that routinely target officials. But far more innocent

bystanders than government officials usually are killed in Iraq’s still-frequent bombings. The pricey perk enraged the public, which was only soothed by sheepish promises to redirect the money to what parliament speaker Osama alNujaifi at the time called “more important and vital items for the community.” Since then, however, lawmakers have dragged their feet on giving up the cars and on most other vital legislation. Lawmaker Mohammed al-Khalidi said the latest plan being considered would let legislators from some of Iraq’s most dangerous provinces Baghdad,

Sunni-dominated Anbar and Ninevah, and the sectarian and ethnically divided Diyala keep the cars. “Others who live in violence-free areas such as the self-ruled northern Kurdish region and southern provinces will not get them,” said al-Khalidi. A member of the Sunnidominated Iraqiya political bloc, al-Khalidi lives in the northern Ninevah province, a former al-Qaida bastion, and voted to give lawmakers the cars. Before lawmakers could finalize any changes, parliament started a six-week vacation last week and isn’t scheduled to return to Baghdad until June 15.


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B1 May 13, 2012


Turning up the heat Fashions for summer are bright and breezy

RIGHT: A pair of coral patent shoes by LindsayPhillips.


he dreary days of winter have come and gone, so it’s only fitting that fashion be ablaze with bright yellows and oranges (think sun!) and splashes of bold blue (nothing but blue skies). Glistening metallics, floral prints and breezy light blouses, among other trends, are also popping up in local stores, including Ashley’s Boutique in downtown Troy, 120 W. Main St.; Barclay’s in Piqua, 314 N. Main St.; and Urban Ava Boutique in Tipp City, 27 E. Main St.

Colors Bold and bright colors dominate for summer, with a spectrum of cool and warm shades. “Coral is such a big seller this summer,” said Rachel Huelsman, head of marketing for Ashley’s Boutique. A pair of coral peep-toe flats by designer Lindsay Phillips has proven to be the store’s biggest sell. The flower embellishment on the shoe can be snapped off and traded for another charm, such as a starfish-, nature- or floralinspired one. On the opposite side of the color wheel, beautiful blues are still cool when the weather’s hot. Kelley Andary, owner of Urban Ava, was drawn to blue shades when selecting merchandise. “We saw a lot of turquoise and teal, bright blues and bold colors,” Andary said. One of her favorite warm-weather looks is a turquoise dress with beaded Aztec jewelry, which she showed at a fashion show fundraiser in early May called, “What a Girl Wants Fashion Show for a Cure.” Proceeds benefited the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. Bright yellows and ivory whites also are huge, she added. Terri Harrison, sales associate and buyer for Barclay’s, noted that metallic accessories are easy-to-match, stylish counterparts for neutrals. “The great thing with a lot of metallics is they can be worn with black, brown or summer white. There’s a lot of versatility,” Harrison said. In particular, white gold and mercury metallic — a pewter color rather than bright silver — add a pretty shimmer with gladiator sandals, handbags and more.

Hot-weather styles Lightweight, sheer and ruffly tops are all the rage for summer, Huelsman said, as are asymmetrical skirts. “We have a ton of high-low skirts — shorter in the front, longer in the back,” she said. While many women are hesitant to try on these not-so-traditional styles, some shoppers have been pleasantly surprised by the look, she reported. Popular patterns across all clothing items include floral, color-blocking, tribal prints and

Ashley’s associate Rachel Huelsman explains the lightweight fabrics and color blocking clothes offered at Ashley’s. graphic designs. Lace looks are popular this season as well, Andary said. Harrison has noticed a trend toward slightly more fancy — but still laid back — everyday clothing. “We’ve been seeing a lot of the day dress — you can run errands, go to lunch with a friend in it. It’s easy to wear, easy to wash and easy to pack. You can add a little sweater for air-conditioned offices and restaurants.” But never fear, jean devotees. White jeans in particular are still very much in style.

Accessories As expected, bright accessories also are stylish pick-meups for fall, in addition to subtle gold and silver pieces. “Color is big this year in accessories and clothing,” Harrison said. “We’re still keeping with the basic black skirt and white slacks, while accessorizing with bright colors.” Standout pieces for Barclay’s include colorful wristlet and handbags and Brighton bracelets in mixed materials including leather, cording, silver and beading. The trend this summer is “layering anywhere from three to seven bracelets,” Harrison said. Cross-body bags also have swept into the mainstream, providing a roomier and more practical alternative to handbags while also looking chic. “That seems to be the number-one accessory now,”

Staff Photos/ ANTHONY WEBER about men’s fashion versus women’s fashion is the trends change like a slow plod instead of a fast sprint,” Robinson said. For the more fashion-forward, adventurous guy, blazers with “little tasteful patterns” are an option, including subtle herringbone and checkered. Casual wear also can be taken up a notch with shorts in plaid or seersucker instead of twill, and linen long- and shortsleeve shirts instead of simple cotton. “We try to present things that are somewhat different than you’d find in big-box stores and department stores,” he said.

Don’t let the clothes wear you Though fashions may change, the ultimate goal endures — dress well for your individual style and unique body type, Andary said. Designers seem to be catching Ashley’s also sells floral print dresses and tops. on. “As a working woman, I want which specializes in menswear Harrison said. “Women and including suits, neck ties, slacks to wear things that flatter me teens like them for vacations, summertime fairs — anything.” and more, in addition to women’s and make me as comfortable as wear. Basic black and navy two- possible,” she said. “People I button suit jackets and flat-front buy from are understanding the What about men? concept that we don’t want to pants are still top sellers, but Traditional dark suits will men also are buying mediumhide our bodies. It’s not showing forever be in style, said Rick and lighter-tone jackets. the body, but fitting the woman Robinson, manager of Barclay’s, “Basically, what I have to say better.”




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Weed or wildflower? It’s a matter of opinion Weed or wildflower? The question sounds simple enough — until you actually point to a plant and ask. Then the answer can prove elusive, confusing, even argumentative — forever subject to those twin distortions of prejudice and perspective. Everyone has their opinion. And in the end, no matter how hard or deep you dig, nothing is clearcut. Consider the earliest of Ohio’s fleabanes. Common Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus), also called Philadelphia Fleabane, is as pretty a little mid-spring bloom as you’d ever want to see. The composite flowers are large for a fleabane — up to an inch-and-a-half across — with 100-150 rays, which can be white, pink, violet, or a dusty sort of slate-blue. The bloom’s center disks appear in various shades of yellow or orange, sometimes sporting a greenish tinge. Strictly speaking, the blooms — which close up at night — are actually flower clusters or heads. Common fleabane really has two kinds of flowers — the tiny trumpet-like disc flowers that make the yellow center button, and the numerous long, single-petal ray flowers in white or a pastel-colored tinge. Here in southwestern Ohio, Common Fleabane is both

Jim McGuire Troy Daily News Columnist

widespread and ubiquitous, appearing along country roads and back alleys, in old fields, residential yards, city parks, or the well-trodden dirt adjacent to a parking-lot sidewalk. No matter where you live, you don’t have to look far to find a clump or two. Yet Common Fleabane is one of those plants folks regularly pass without a second glance. Perhaps the name is a bit offputting. The genus name, Erigeron, may come from the Greek, “eri” meaning “early,” and “geron” or “old man.” This name, “early old man,” would thus reflect the fact that Common Fleabane cycles quickly. In a few weeks the delicate and charming flowers will age, wither, and be done for the year. Others claim the first part of Erigeron comes from the Greek “erio” meaning “wooly.” So you


A hover fly zooms in on a Common Fleabane. end up with “wooly old man,” possibly referring to the rather fuzzy fruiting head. The archaic use of the word, “bane” meant poison — though in this case any supposed poisoning danger applied only to fleas. In the old days folks dried and burned fleabane, letting the smoke fill their homes. It was thought fumes from the smoldering leaves and stems would

act as both fumigant and repellant — killing, or at least driving out, any fleas in the dwelling, and preventing their return for some time afterward. Unfortunately, modern scientific tests reveal contemporary fleas exhibit absolutely no reactions to the acrid smoke. While Common Fleabane may not be a botanical panacea against pests, it remains a

hardy, easily-grown plant, whose mid-spring flowers are quite lovely and ought to be better welcomed. After all, other weeds-turned-wildflowers also have unattractive names and a funky folkloric history. The delightful Ox-Eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), and the spectacular New-England Aster (Symphyotrichum novaeangliae), are both similar composites, and like the Common Fleabane, members of the prolific Asteraceae Family. Both daisy and aster plants can be purchased in grocery-store seed packets, ordered from countless gardening catalogues, or picked up at the local lawn-and-garden store in starter pots ready to transplant. So how is it they’ve successfully made the public persona switch while charming Common Fleabane hasn’t? When you compare the OxEye Daisy and New-England Aster to the Common Fleabane, it’s obvious the fleabane holds its own in terms of beauty. There’s an old saying that wildflowers are just weeds with better press agents. In this case, I believe that’s the answer. Naturally, I’m as opinionated and prejudiced as the next guy. Moreover, I’m usually predisposed to root for the underdog. So don’t bother asking — I say Common Fleabane is an uncommonly pretty wildflower.

A sweet-smelling gift Give herbs to mom for Mother’s Day BY MAUREEN GILMER Scripps Howard News Service A recent study in Ireland shows that common thyme contains alkaloids that fight acne. It’s the natural antibiotic in oil of thyme that kills bacteria that infects human pores, thus causing breakouts. A study in the UK showed that rosemary oil can enhance cognitive performance. Tansy, an ancient herb, was tested in Spain, revealing that its components may be effective in the control of herpes. Modern medicine is taking a fresh look at these oilrich plants to see if any of the ancient uses can be backed up by modern science. Ways to use herbs in the home was something moth-

ers passed down to daughters for millennia. Known as the “useful plants,” they grew in many families’ gardens, or often thrived in small pots kept on porches to receive kitchen wastewater. This legacy makes herbs the ideal gift for Mother’s Day because they have so many uses. Any foodie knows the culinary applications, but it takes time to learn the medicinal ones. While cut flowers may make a beautiful Mother’s Day gift, they’re expensive and short-lived. For dads and kids looking for a more affordable gift for Mom this year, consider a basket of herb plants. You’ll find these at garden centers and home-improvement stores in small, affordable sizes. The plants may be ganged into a decorative

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basket or box, or planted in a set of teacups by small fingers. It’s not easy for dads to pick out herbs for Mom, so let’s look at three of the most useful groups to help select gifts she’ll love. For an avid gardener, there are two quick-growing annual herbs: basil and cilantro. These are annual plants that grow from seed each year and, therefore, can blend into the kitchen garden with ease. They can also be grown in standard flowerpots in urban gardens or on the patio. There are many flavors of basil, so a whole basket of them would make a treasured gift for any pesto lover. Woody herbs are stiffstem shrubs or sub shrubs that have been in use since Roman times. Rosemary is a divine topiary, sage is essential for Thanksgiving turkey and lavender makes an incredible scent anywhere in the home. For a mom who is crafty, make sure you offer her English spike lavender with its popular flower stems. Creeper-spreader herbs make outstanding groundcovers between steppingstones, in rock walls or between larger shrubs. In England, it’s traditional to grow a lawn of creeping thyme or chamomile to scent the feet or trailing skirts. Thyme is a lowgrowing cascader that loves dry stonewalls where its root crown is well above the wet. Creeping rosemary is an outstanding waterfall of oil-rich foliage for any elevated location. The Mediterranean origins of most culinary herbs limit their cold-hardiness. They are also sensitive to moisture in humid summer climates where soils are poorly drained. In the wild, they are found on sundrenched slopes and other

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Old wine crates make an ideal planting project. elevated places where the root crown remains high and dry under overly wet, cool conditions. If Mom is going to plant her herbal gift plants into her garden, give them in nursery pots. If she wants them indoors or on the patio, you can transplant

them into a simple red clay pot that helps prevent overwatering with its porous sides. Sweeten the offering by having the kids each paint a pot with their own choice of decorations. The beauty of herbal gifts is not the plant or the pot. The gift is Dad taking

the kids out to shop for herbs while Mom has time to herself. At home, his efforts to do it all on the sly will make every Mother’s Day priceless. Maureen Gilmer is an author, horticulturist and landscape designer.

When choosing basil for the pesto lover, select both green- and purple-leaf varieties.




Sunday, May 13, 2012


More grandparents raising grandchildren Older generation finds themselves taking on parenting duties LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — At age 57, more than a decade after raising her two daughters, Marty Dahlstrom found herself parenting again. She took in her grandson, Devin Dahlstrom, when he was an infant just two years after raising his half brother, Ryan Dahlstrom, who died at age 11. Marty’s daughter, the mother of Devin and Ryan, is not in the picture. Neither is Devin’s father. Marty raised both boys with her husband, Vernon Dahlstrom, until he passed away last June. During their 48 years of marriage, they had only about four years off from parenting. “It’s not the kids’ fault,” said Marty, 71, of Lafayette. “There are millions of people like me in the world. We were glad we could help out. I hate to see kids hurt.” Many grandparents have stepped in to again take on the responsibility of parenting and the number is growing. In 2000 about 2.4 million grandparents across the country were responsible for grandchildren who were younger than 18 years old. By 2010, the number grew 9 percent, increasing to 2.6 million, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The growth in Indiana more than doubled the national increase. In 2000, there were 48,181 grandparents raising their grandchildren. The number grew 19 percent to 57,421 by 2010, according to the census. Negative circumstances play a role in driving up these numbers. Still, there’s a silver lining. In the midst of legal battles for custody, closing generational gaps and managing strained finances, grandparents support their grandchildren and adult children with an unwavering perseverance and step into a parenting position with love and open arms. Jan Fay, a coordinator

with Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs in Indiana, said there are many factors that contribute to the growing trend. Among them: parental death, drug abuse, divorce or broken homes. “A lot of them that we see, the father was never in the picture,” she said. “The couple just isn’t together, whether they were married or not.” She said sometimes parents cannot handle the responsibility of taking care of their disabled children, so the grandparents step into that situation as well. Judith Myers-Walls, a retired professor of human development and family studies at Purdue University, said the situations are usually unexpected. “It’s not a planned thing,” she said. “It’s usually because something has gone wrong and generally with the parents.” Another reason might be abuse in the home and grandparents try to keep the children out of the foster care system, she said. “We are paying more attention to child abuse and neglect,” she said. “Courts are more likely to award custody to grandparents than foster parents to try to keep families together.” Other factors include a struggling economy and longer life expectancies. “Grandparents are also living longer and are healthier so they are able to take on that role,” she said. But even in good health, grandparents like Marty worry about their grandchild’s future if something were to happen to them. “I’m no spring chicken,” she said. “All of my family that he would know (is) older and not able to take it on and not every person is willing to take it on either. It’s a big responsibility.” Devin, 14, shares her


In this photo taken April 22, Devin Dahlstrom plays cards with his grandmother Marty Dahlstrom, at their home in Lafayette, Ind. Many grandparents have stepped in to again take on the responsibility of parenting and the number is growing. concern. “I wouldn’t know what to do if she left,” he said. There’s also the financial burden of taking on children later in life. Donna O’Brien, 49, of Frankfort, has guardianship of three of her grandchildren. Her middle daughter is their mother. O’Brien said that her daughter is trying to get her life back on track. In the meantime, O’Brien is taking care of the children. The fathers are not involved. “It’s been a struggle financially, even with help,” she said. “They are constantly growing, eating, needing new clothes and new shoes. It’s very, very difficult.” Cindy Fuller of West Lafayette is also taking care of three of her grandchildren, Kierstin Sattler, 16, Jakob Sattler, 12, and Isaiah Sattler, 10. She said finances are constantly strained. The family sacrifices luxuries such as cable and forgoes repairs. “My washing machine just broke and I can’t afford to get a new one,” said Fuller, 53, who works as a full-time machinist. “You make do with what you have. I don’t get child support from the dads. My

daughter is helping now because she’s working. I took on the responsibility of them so I figure I’m paying for them.” There are also emotional hurdles. Grandparents may be mourning the physical or figurative absence of their adult child. Also, if that child did something illegal to cause the situation, there may be feelings of guilt, anger or self-blame, Myers-Walls said. “They’ve got a lot of emotions to deal with along with taking on that new role,” she said. In the beginning, O’Brien experienced feelings of guilt and wondered what went wrong with her parenting, she said. “But they get to a certain age and they have to be responsible for their own actions,” she said. “Where she put herself was where she put herself.” She said the fact that her daughter’s children are living with her has strained their relationship. “She basically blames me for taking care of her children but she had no other choice,” O’Brien said. “She won’t eat at my house. She won’t go out

with us. . It’s put a hardship on our relationship.” O’Brien said the children, Jazmen LopezO’Brien, 8, Jazlyn Huerta O’Brien, 5, and Jaylen O’Brien, 4, also are affected by the changes. Their grandmother has been caring for the oldest child for seven years and the younger two for three. “They regress to where they were when they were with her,” she said. “They go back to thumb sucking, baby talk. They completely go back because that’s where she left them.” When grandparents are raising grandchildren, there’s a larger generational gap. “They don’t understand how the school system works anymore, how to pay for school activities, how to communicate with teachers and administrators,” Fay said. The technology gap is also an issue, she said. “It’s difficult for an older generation to understand the importance of (the computer) or the workings of it.” she said. older Devin The becomes, the larger the generational gap, Marty said. Devin agreed. “I like hip-hop, rap and she likes

John Denver,” he said. “I can’t stand that. She likes the news, ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ and ‘Jeopardy.” I’m more into MTV and Comedy Central.” Although they have their differences, Marty beams when she talks about her grandson. “He doesn’t get into any trouble so I count my blessings,” she said. “He’s very bright. I would say his IQ is well above average.” Fuller said the most difficult aspect of taking on parenting again has been sacrificing her freedom. But she is a firm believer that family comes first. “I was raised that way,” she said. “You do what you have to do to get by. I just (have) always been there for my children and now my grandchildren. Thinking about the alternative keeps me working hard and raising the kids.” Donna said being able to see their character develop firsthand is reward enough. “Seeing their accomplishments, knowing that you are behind the goodness that is coming out of them despite everything that is going on,” she said. “The rewards far outweigh the bad.”

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TIMELINE BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Timeline for 100year history of Beverly Hills Hotel: • 1912: Hollywood Hotel former manager Margaret Anderson builds the Beverly Hills Hotel for $500,000 with architect Elmer Grey. • 1914: Beverly Hills becomes an incorporated city. • 1915: The first five of the hotel’s private bungalows are built. • 1919: Douglas Fairbanks buys a lodge and expands it into “Pickfair” house with his love Mary Pickford, above the hotel. • 1928: Interstate Company of New York buys the hotel from Margaret Anderson. • 1933: With the economy devastated by the Great Depression, the hotel closes in April. • 1934: Bank of America reopens the hotel under trusteeship in February. • 1939: William “Hernando” Courtright, Bank of America’s then vice president, is chosen to oversee the hotel’s liquidation, and becomes the hotel’s longtime manager. • 1942: Courtright buys the hotel with friends Loretta Young, Irene Dunne, Harry Warner and Joe Schnitzer, and renames the El Jardin restaurant as the Polo Lounge in honor of polo players. • 1942: Billionaire Howard Hughes moves into the bungalows, staying there on and off for 30 years. • 1948: The hotel is painted pink, dubbed the “Pink Palace,” as part of a redesign during the 1940s by African-American architect Paul Williams that includes the Crescent Wing and Fountain Coffee Room. • 1954: Detroit real estate magnate Ben L. Silberstein buys the hotel. • 1957: Gregory Peck and Lauren Bacall’s film “Designing Woman” is shot at hotel’s pool, Cabana Club. • 1959: Marilyn Monroe and Yves Montand stay in bungalows 20, 21 while filming “Let’s Make Love.” • 1978: Neil Simon’s “California Suite,” starring Maggie Smith and Bill Cosby, uses the hotel as a set. • 1979: Silberstein’s daughters Muriel Slatkin and Seema Boesky inherit the hotel after their father dies. • 1985: Seema Boesky and her husband Ivan Boesky gain control of the hotel. Ivan Boesky is indicted by the Securities and Exchange Commission for insider trading a year later. • 1986: Denver oil executive Marvin Davis purchases the hotel. • 1987: The hotel is bought by the Brunei Investment Agency. (The agency’s luxury hotel properties now belong to the Dorchester Collection.) • 1992: The hotel closes in December for a $100 million restoration. • 1995: The hotel reopens that June. • 2012: The Beverly Hills Hotel celebrates its centennial. SOURCE: “The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows The First 100 Years” by Robert S. Anderson


In this undated image released by Beverly Hills Collection, a historic view of The Beverly Hills Hotel is seen. The Beverly Hills Hotel is celebrating its 100th anniversary in May.

A century of swank Beverly Hills Hotel makes famous guests feel at home BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Stand on the Beverly Hills Hotel’s red carpet, leading into its chandeliered lobby, and you can’t help but visualize a century’s worth of celebrities, royalty, politicians, musicians and actors who have stayed there, from Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor to Madonna, Reese Witherspoon and Katy Perry. The luxury hotel on Sunset Boulevard marks 100 years since it opened May 12, 1912, two years before the city of Beverly Hills itself was built around it. It remains one of the swankiest destinations in Southern California, home to Oscar and Grammy parties and star-filled lunches. Its breezy, old Hollywood air comes from an incomparable list of superstar guests that has ranged over the decades from Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant and Clark Gable, to John Lennon and Jack Nicholson, to the androgynously elegant Marlene Dietrich, who convinced the hotel’s Polo Lounge restaurant to change its “no slacks for women” dress code in the 1940s. In his new book “The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows The First 100 Years,” Robert S. Anderson, the hotel’s official historian and great-grandson of its founder, tells the hotel’s story, from its beginnings amid acres of bean fields, to the present day, when celebs such as director Sofia Coppola think nothing of stopping by the coffee shop for a bite with friends. Anderson’s great-grandmother Margaret Anderson who managed a hotel on the site of what’s now the Hollywood & Highland Center, where the Academy Awards are held built the Beverly Hills Hotel for $500,000 with architect Elmer Grey. “Elmer Grey designed the hotel in such a way so that every room got sunlight in one point of the day or another,” said Robert S. Anderson during lunch in late April in the Polo Lounge, beneath its green-and-white striped patio ceiling. “An acre of land was set aside for the guests to grow vegetables and flowers while staying here, so they would feel at home. That acre of land now is probably worth $25 million.” Making its famous guests feel at home, and giving them privacy, has always been part of the hotel’s mission, beginning with silent film-era stars such as Chaplin and Buster Keaton, who shot movies at the hotel. The 1920s Hollywood power couple Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks met at the hotel, then renovated a palatial house above the property. Liz Taylor honeymooned in the hotel’s lavish bungalows with six of her husbands, including Richard Burton. Bungalow Five was one of their favorite hangouts. Reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes not only lived in the bungalows on and off for 30 years, but starting in 1942, he parked his Cadillac in front of the hotel for so long that plants started growing out of it. He also had hotel staff leave late-night meals, including roast beef sandwiches, in a nearby tree. Monroe stayed in bungalows 20 and 21 in 1960 while reportedly having an affair with her “Let’s Make Love” co-star Yves Montand. Lennon and Yoko Ono stayed in


Robert S. Anderson, author and Beverly Hills Hotel historian, poses for a portrait in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., April 25. Anderson's book “The Beverly Hills Hotel — The First 100 Years” celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Beverly Hills Hotel.



Actors Gregory Peck, left, and Lauren Bacall are seen while shooting the film “Designing Woman” at The Beverly Hills Hotel.

Actress Marlene Dietrich is seen inside the Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel.

bed for a week in another bungalow. “She was well-behaved, and he wasn’t,” said Anderson, laughing. “Lennon would sing loud, Irish songs. One night Prince was up here singing to some girl in a suite upstairs, in the ’80s. People yelled to him, ‘Knock it off!’” The hotel remains a place where celebrities can let down their hair, attracting the East Coast elite as well as Hollywood locals. But paparazzi, beware. “Stars felt safe here, as they do today,” said Anderson. “For example, even getting through the front door. If you’re wielding a heavy-duty camera, they ask you what the hell you’re doing.” Four stories high, surrounded by acres of gardens and flowers, the hotel evokes a lush Mediterranean fantasy island, decorated with banana leaves, palm fronds and fuchsia azaleas. In the 1940s,

African-American architect Paul Williams designed the hotel’s looping handwritten script logo and redesigned the Polo Lounge, which had previously been called El Jardin. Williams also designed the more casual Fountain Coffee Room below the lobby, which still has a curved dark counter and green banana leaf wallpaper. The hotel was nicknamed the “Pink Palace” after being painted a salmon hue in 1948 to reflect light shades of the sunset. Some things have changed, of course. Gone are stables for guests’ horses; the school, movie theater, billiard room and bowling alley that were once downstairs; and fox hunts that were staged in nearby barren hills. There have also been financial ups and downs. The Great Depression forced the hotel to close in 1933 and reopen 10 months later under the ownership

of Bank of America before being sold again later, according to Anderson’s book. The hotel was bought by the Brunei Investment Agency in 1987 and is now part of the agency’s Dorchester Collection of luxury hotel properties. In 1992, the hotel closed for a $100 million restoration, reopening in 1995. Today it has more than 200 rooms and suites, including 23 private bungalows big enough to accommodate staffs and families. Five bungalows date to 1915, while new presidential bungalows unveiled last year include outdoor rain showers. Rooms, decorated with peachy marble bathroom floors and green granite countertops, now run upwards of $500 a night. Cocktails at the Polo Lounge, 15 cents in 1944, now start at $17. But spotting A-listers at the hotel remains a regular occurrence.



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Let’s look at Tim Burton’s best movies decide whether this fairy tale is sweetly dark or darkly sweet. Either way, Depp is delicate and lovely as the misunderstood title LOS ANGELES (AP) — character, the creation of an There was a time when Tim Burton was considered an excit- inventor who died before his ing filmmaker, when his aesthet- work was complete, leaving ic seemed daring, inventive and Edward to fend for himself in unmistakably his own. But that the outside world with scissors seems like a while ago after see- for hands. While many initially fear him as a monster, he’s actuing “Dark Shadows,” his eighth collaboration with Johnny Depp ally a gentle creature who falls hopelessly in love with Winona and their weakest yet. Still, as you know, we like to Ryder’s idealized, fair-haired teenager. Burton’s candy-colored be glass-half-full around here. vision of suburbia finds just the So while “Dark Shadows” feels like a visual and thematic recy- right satirical tone, and the endcling of Burton’s previous work, ing gets me every time. • “Pee-wee’s Big it does give us the chance to look Adventure” (1985): Burton’s back on the director’s five best first full-length feature easily films. Cue the Danny Elfman remains one of his best. It’s colscore: orful and playful, constantly sur• “Edward Scissorhands” (1990): Burton and Depp’s first prising and endlessly quotable, with Elfman’s lively score perfilm together and one that still fectly complementing the film’s strikes a wistful, poignant tone non-stop escapades. Speaking of after all this time. I still can’t BY CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Film Reviewer

Crew films injured officer, K-9 FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — The slobber dripping from the tongue of Fond du Lac Police Department K-9 Grendel made students at Riverside Elementary yell “eww!” And when his handler, Officer Ryan Williams, asked students what language his partner understands, one child’s answer of “dog” made the room erupt in laughter. These were moments that a film crew from “Heroes Behind the Badge” hoped for. Director Wayne Derrick and executive producer Bill Erfurth were in Fond du Lac recently to interview Williams about his experience on March 20, 20111, when he was shot twice while investigating a reported sexual assault at a home on South Lincoln Avenue. Officer Craig Birkholz was shot and killed while responding to the report of an officer down. K-9 Grendel was hit by a bullet while waiting for his owner inside a squad car. “The film can get very heavy and dark,” Derrick said of the documentary that focuses on fallen officers and those who survive. “(Riverside Elementary) is a really important scene. It is a positive and happy scene.” Williams held a demonstration with Grendel at Riverside after they recovered from their gunshot wounds and returned to see the slightly older smiles of children drawn to the charismatic officer. Principal Tim Schipper told the students that he was “jacked” to welcome Williams back to Riverside. Children sang and Williams showed off some on the Hungarian commands Grendel responds to. Derrick, who twice has won the British equivalent of an Academy Award, said he hopes the documentary helps viewers better understand the dangerous situations officers face. “People have been very supportive of the injured soldiers that come back from Iraq and Afghanistan,” Derrick said. “After Sept. 11, there is a great concern for firefighters and the sacrifices they

make. People can sometimes have a complicated relationship with police because they give them tickets.” Executive producer Erfurth, a former MiamiDade Police Department officer, said the Fond du Lac police shooting stuck out from the many cases the film crew reviewed. “There were so many amazing, courageous stories from across the country we had to choose from,” he said. “. This was a unique story because you had an officer survive something that many other people would have not survived. His K-9 survived. Not only that, but they were able to come back and work full time.” Fond du Lac is far different that the metropolitan departments featured in the film, Erfurth said. “There is truly a sense of community here. This is small town, middle America,” he said. “All of the other stories we have done are nothing in comparison in regards to the support of the Police Department, support from the business community and the support from the school children. That sense of support is rare in America these days.” Williams was a beacon of hope for officers dealing with the death of Birkholz. He has become a recognizable face of the department and has been asked to speak at numerous events. “After the incident, I just wanted to raise money for ballistic tactical vests for everyone in the department,” Williams said. “That was driving force. Then I wanted to get back on duty to prove to other officers in the same situation that they can overcome the injuries. I had a lot of motivational factors.” He will take any chance he can to be someone’s inspiration, Williams said. “If you can inspire someone, how cool is that?” he said. “It keeps me going and driving to move on.” The film is about half complete, Erfurth said. While there is a plan to release it on DVD, the film crew is pitching the documentary to cable stations in America and overseas.

originality, there’s the character of Pee-wee Herman himself, Paul Reubens’ oddball man-child with the nasal voice and the tootight gray suit who goes on a cross-country quest to find his beloved, stolen bike. He’s so innocent and guileless, you’re more likely to want to protect him than think he’s creepy. And admit it: This is how you learned that there’s no basement at the Alamo. • “Beetlejuice” (1988): The ultimate crystallization of Burton’s signature style. The comic-horror tone he sets here provides the basis for comparison to everything else that followed. This movie is such a trip and such a blast. Michael Keaton (who would go on to be Burton’s Batman) does some of the best work of his career here as the crass, wisecracking spirit who helps the newly deceased Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin

haunt their own home. The effects look a little cheesy in retrospect but the subversive sense of humor remains firmly intact. “Beetlejuice” makes the macabre seem downright adorable. • “Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride” (2005): One of only a handful of animated films Burton’s made over his threedecade career although a feature-length version of “Frankenweenie” is due out this fall this is one of the best examples of the emotions of Burton’s films matching the visuals. Combining painstaking stopmotion animation with digital technology, he’s come up with a film that’s wondrous, strange and poignant. Yes, it does look a lot like “Edward Scissorhands” and “Beetlejuice,” and it features an all-star voice cast led by Burton regulars Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, but this

medium brings these familiar details beautifully to life. Even creatures that are disgusting in reality are cute and sort of charming here. • “Big Fish” (2003): “If Fellini had directed ‘Forrest Gump.’” That’s how I described this movie when I reviewed it. Looking back, it seems like even more of a departure for Burton in that it’s light and dreamlike, even hopeful. But as a fantastical tale, it absolutely makes sense within his oeuvre. He gets a little too carried away with the quirkiness of his characters, but his film is consistently dazzling, with some individual images that will take your breath away. And it features an excellent cast led by Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Jessica Lange and Alison Lohman. It’s time for Burton to take more chances like this again.



In this film image released by Warner Bros., Gully McGrath portrays David Collins, left, and Johnny Depp portrays Barnabas Collins in a scene from “Dark Shadows.”

‘Dark Shadows’ favors visuals over story BY CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Film Reviewer Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are snuggled warmly in their comfort zone in the chilly horror-comedy “Dark Shadows,” their eighth collaboration as director and star, respectively, and their weakest by far. You don’t need to know a thing about the late-’60s “Dark Shadows” TV series that provides the inspiration. Tonally, thematically, visually, you’ve seen this movie before, with its oddball characters, skies in varying shades of gray and a foreboding sense of gothic mystery. No one gets challenged here; no one gets pushed. It’s actually a wonder that Depp hasn’t played a vampire before; still, his long-undead Barnabas Collins, who’s been buried alive for nearly two centuries and suddenly finds himself back in his insular Maine hometown in 1972, fits squarely within his well-honed on-screen persona. He thinks he’s quite the charmer, but he’s actually a bit awkward, and that contradiction provides the main source of humor.

Or at least, it’s supposed to. The script from Seth Grahame-Smith (“Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”) allows its family full of weirdos to shine intermittently but they rarely interact with each other; each functions in his or her own self-consciously quirky bubble. Too often, “Dark Shadows” is crammed with hacky, obvious, fish-out-of-water gags, as Barnabas tries to make sense of this strange new world. He struggles to understand modern romance as he courts the family’s delicate, wideeyed nanny and hopes to fit in by smoking pot with the local hippies. And how is this tiny Karen Carpenter person singing to him from inside the television set? Ho ho! At the same time, “Dark Shadows” feels too languid, bogged down as it is with an obsessive eye for period costumes (the work of Colleen Atwood) and interior details rather than offering anything resembling an engaging story. And by the time Burton finally puts his patented flair for visual effects to its best use, in a

climactic showdown between Barnabas and the witch who cursed him (the va-va-voomy Eva Green), it’s too late. A little background here: As a child, Barnabas and his wealthy family sailed from England in 1750 and founded the fishing village of Collinsport in coastal Maine. They spent 15 years building the grand Collinwood Manor, where a maid named Angelique (Green) loved Barnabas passionately, but he never returned her affections. Because she felt scorned and happened to be a witch she turned him into a vampire, chained him up and stuck him in a coffin in the ground. Nearly 200 years later, a construction crew unearths him and sets him free. When he stumbles back to his once-stately home, he finds it falling apart, along with the fishing empire that has been conquered by a competitor named Angel (Green, again). The few family members who remain are random and reclusive: matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer), the only one who

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knows his true identity; her weasel of a brother, Roger (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teen daughter, Carolyn (Chloe Grace Moretz); and Roger’s 10year-old son David (Gully McGrath), who sees dead people. There’s also David’s perpetually drunk psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Burton regular Helena Bonham Carter); the home’s beleaguered caretaker, Willie (Jackie Earle Haley); and the new governess, Victoria (Bella Heathcote), who bears a striking resemblance to Barnabas’ long-ago love and has a few secrets of her own. That’s a lot of exposition, huh? And the film itself takes awhile to get going as it establishes all those characters and back stories. Once there, it seems to have nowhere to go out of the shadows or into the light, it doesn’t really matter either way. “Dark Shadows,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release, is rated PG-13 for comic horror violence, sexual content, some drug use, language and smoking. Running time: 116 minutes. One and a half stars out of four.

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DATES TO REMEMBER • Parenting Education Groups will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. • DivorceCare seminar and supFranklin St., Troy. Learn new and port group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. age-appropriate ways to parent chilat Piqua Assembly of God Church, dren. Call 339-6761 for more infor8440 King Arthur Drive, Piqua. Child mation. There is no charge for this care provided through the sixthprogram. grade. • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A • COSA, an anonymous 12-step Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the recovery program for friends and Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. family members whose lives have Main St., Troy, use back door. been affected by another person’s • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring compulsive sexual behavior, will meet Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal in the evening in Tipp City. For more Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. information, call 463-2001. • Sanctuary, for women who have • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will been affected by sexual abuse, locameet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter tion not made public. Must currently Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash be in therapy. For more information, and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discall Amy Johns at 667-1069, Ext. 430 cussion meeting is open. • Miami Valley Women’s Center, • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber 7 p.m. for open discussion in the 12 Heights, offers free pregnancy testStep Room at the Trinity Episcopal ing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. more information, call 236-2273. • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., • Pilates for Beginners, 8:30-9:30 Westminster Presbyterian Church, a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Main St., Tipp City. For more informaPiqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. tion, call Tipp-Monroe Community • AA, Living Sober meeting, open Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at to all who have an interest in a sober 669-2441. lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Westminster • The Ex-WAVES, or any woman Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash who formerly served during World and Caldwell streets, Piqua. War II, will meet at 1 p.m. the second • Narcotics Anonymous, Winner’s Monday at Bob Evans in Troy. Group, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Troy. Open discussion . Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison 25-A, one mile south of the main Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Fourth St., third floor, campus. • Al-Anon, “The Language of Greenville. Letting Go, Women’s Al-Anon,” will be • Narcotics Anonymous, Never at 6:45 p.m. at the Presbyterian Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First Church, Franklin and Walnut streets, Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., Troy. Women dealing with an addicSidney tion issue of any kind in a friend or • Teen Talk, where teens share family member are invited. their everyday issues through communication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the TUESDAY Troy View Church of God, 1879 Staunton Road, Troy. • Deep water aerobics will be • Singles Night at The Avenue will offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, Call 335-2715 or visit Troy. Each week, cards, noncompeti- for more information and programs. tive volleyball, free line dances and • Hospice of Miami County free ballroom dance lessons. Child “Growing Through Grief” meetings care for children birth through fifth grade is offered from 5:45-7:45 p.m. are at 11 a.m. on the first, third and each night in the Main Campus build- fifth Tuesdays of each month, and 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays ing. For more information, call 667and are designed to provide a safe 1069, Ext. 21. and supportive environment for the expression of thoughts and feelings MONDAY associated with the grief process. All sessions are available to the commu• Christian 12 step meetings, nity and at the Hospice Generations “Walking in Freedom,” are offered at of Life Center, 550 Summit Ave., sec7 p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 ond floor, Troy, with light refreshTipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. • An arthritis aquatic class will be ments provided. No reservations are required. For more information, call offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call Susan Cottrell at Hospice of Miami 335-2715 or visit for County, 335-5191. • A daytime grief support group more information and programs. meets on the first, third and fifth • Zumba $5 sessions will be Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the offered at 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln Generations of Life Center,, second Community Cnter, Troy. Call 335floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The 2715 or visit for support group is open to any grieving more information and programs. adults in the greater Miami County • An evening grief support group meets the second and fourth Monday area and there is no participation fee. evenings at 7 p.m. at the Generations Sessions are facilitated by trained bereavement staff. Call 573-2100 for of Life Center, second floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The support group details or visit the website at is open to any grieving adult in the • A children’s support group for greater Miami County area and there any grieving children ages 6-11 years is no participation fee. Sessions are in the greater Miami County area will facilitated by trained bereavement staff. Call 573-2100 for details or visit meet from 6-7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday evenings at the the website at Generations of Life Center, second • AA, Big Book discussion meetfloor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. There is ing will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity no participation fee. Sessions are Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. The facilitated by trained bereavement staff and volunteers. Crafts, sharing discussion is open to the public. • AA, Green & Growing will meet time and other grief support activities are preceded by a light meal. at 8 p.m. The closed discussion • Quilting and crafts is offered meeting (attendees must have a desire to stop drinking) will be at Troy from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First View Church of God, 1879 Old St., Tipp City. Call 667-8865 for more Staunton Road, Troy. information. • AA, There Is A Solution Group • The Concord Township Trustees will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg will meet at 10 a.m. on the first and United Methodist Church, County Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The dis- third Tuesday at the township buildcussion group is closed (participants ing, 2678 W. State Route 718. • The Blue Star Mothers of must have a desire to stop drinking). America meet from 7-9 p.m. the third • AA, West Milton open discusTuesday at the Miami County Red sion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Cross, 1314 Barnhart Road, Troy. Lutheran Church, rear entrance, Meetings are open to any mother of 1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, a member of the military, guard or handicap accessible. reserve or mothers of veterans. For • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will more information, e-mail at meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room or at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. by call (937) 307-9219. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion • A support group for people meeting is open. A beginner’s meetaffected by breast cancer meets on ing begins at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. • Alternatives: Anger/Rage Sponsored by the UVMC Cancer Control Group for adult males, 7-9 Care Center, the group’s mission is p.m., Miami County Shelter, 16 E. to empower women to cope with the Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed day-to-day realities of cancer before, are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and during and after treatment. The support group meets at the Farmhouse, other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of located on the UVMC/Upper Valley Medical Center campus, 3130 N. confronting and how to act nonvioDixie Highway, Troy. Social time lently with stress and anger issues. • Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, begins at 6:30 p.m., the meeting, 78:15 p.m. Contact Chris Watercutter 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. at 440-4638 or 492-1033, or Robin Other days and times available. For Supinger at 440-4820 for more informore information, call 339-2699. mation. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds • The Miami Shelby Chapter of Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran the Barbershop Harmony Society will Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene Street New members welcome. For more United Methodist Church, 415 W. information, call 335-9721. Greene St., Piqua. All men interested • Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at the Tin Roof restau- in singing are welcome and visitors always are welcome. For more inforrant. Guests welcome. For more mation, call 778-1586 or visit the information, call 478-1401. group’s Web site at www.melody• Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at Richards and meeting at 5:30 p.m. TODAY

Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., Troy. Video/small group class designed to help separated or divorced people. For more information, call 335-8814. • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 p.m., Dettmer’s Daniel Dining Room. • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion Lutheran Church, Main and Third streets at 8 p.m. This is a closed discussion (participants must have a desire to stop drinking). • Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney Group, Presbyterian Church, corner North and Miami streets, Sidney. • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Open discussion. • An Intermediate Pilates class will be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Women’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, Just For Tuesday, will meet at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. This is an open discussion. • Narcotics Anonymous, Unity Group, 7 p.m., Freedom Life Ministries Church, 9101 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Open discussion. • Public bingo, license No. 010528, will begin with early birds at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 833, 17 W. Franklin St., Troy. Use the Cherry Street entrance. Doors open at 5 p.m. Instant tickets also will be available. • Public bingo — paper and computer — will be offered by the Tipp City Lumber Baseball organization from 7-10 p.m. at the West Milton Eagles, 2270 S. Miami St., West Milton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and concessions will be available. Proceeds will benefit the sponsorship of five Little League baseball teams. For more information, call 543-9959. • DivorceCare will be every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, State Route 55 and Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is open to men and women. For more information, call Patty at 440-1269 or Debbie at 335-8397. • Christian 12-Step, 7-8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus.

339-1564. • AA, Pioneer Group open discussion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Enter down the basement steps on the north side of The United Church Of Christ on North Pearl Street in Covington. The group also meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday night and is wheelchair accessible. • AA, Serenity Island Group will meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion is open. • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 p.m. for closed discussion, Step and Tradition meeting, in the 12 Step Room, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Use the alley entrance, upstairs. • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Men’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • A Domestic Violence Support Group for Women will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16. E. Franklin St., Troy. Support for battered women who want to break free from partner violence is offered. There is no charge for the program. For more information, call 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Children’s Creative Play Group will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. School-age children will learn appropriate social interactions and free expression through unique play therapy. There is no charge for this program. More information is available by calling 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Spirit of Recovery, Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 9100 N. Main St., State Route 48, between Meijer and Samaritan North. For other meetings or information, call 252-6766 or (800) 589-6262, or visit the Web site at • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • A Pilates Beginners group matwork class will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. WEDNESDAY For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 6678631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Skyview Wesleyan Church, • Safe People, 7-8:30 p.m., 6995 Peters Road, Tipp City, will offer a free dinner at 6:15 p.m. Bible study Ginghamsburg Church, SC/DC 104. Find guidance for making safe choicwill begin at 7 p.m. • An arthritis aquatic class will be es in relationships, from friendships to co-workers, family or romance. offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call Learn to identify nurturing people as 335-2715 or visit for well as those who should be avoided. Call Roberta Bogle at 667-4678 for more information and programs. more information. • The “Sit and Knit” group meets • Boundaries, 7-8:30 p.m., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tippecanoe Ginghamsburg Church, ARK 200. A Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd 12-week video series using St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and to attend. For more information, call Dr. John Townsend. Offers practical 667-5358. help and encouragement to all who • Grandma’s Kitchen, a homecooked meal prepared by volunteers, seek a healthy, balanced life and practice in being able to say no. For is offered every Wednesday from 5more information, call Linda Richards 6:30 p.m. in the activity center of at 667-4678. Hoffman United Methodist Church, • The Temple of Praise Ministries 201 S. Main St., West Milton, one will serve hot lunches from noon to 2 block west of State Route 48. The meal, which includes a main course, p.m. on the first and third Wednesday at 235 S. Third St., Tipp City. salad, dessert and drink, is $6 per • A free employment networking person, or $3 for a children’s meal. group will be offered from 8-9 a.m. The meal is not provided on the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or each Wednesday at Job and Family Services, 2040 N. County Road 25New Year’s. A, Troy. The group will offer tools to • An Alzheimer’s Support Group tap into unadvertised jobs, assiswill meet from 4-5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month tance to improve personal presentaat the Church of the Nazarene, 1200 tion skills and resume writing. For Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is for more information, call Steven Kiefer at 570-2688 or Justin Sommer at anyone dealing with dementia of a loved one. For more information, call 440-3465. the Alzheimer’s Association at (937) THURSDAY 291-3332. • The Dayton Area ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Lou • Deep water aerobics will be Gehrig’s Disease) Support Group will offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Community Center, 110 Ash St., third Wednesday at the West Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lccCharleston Church of the Brethren, for more information and 7390 State Route 202 (3 miles north programs. of I-70). Bring a brown bag lunch. • The Generations of Life Center Beverages will be provided. For more of Hospice of Miami County will offer information, call (866) 273-2572. a 6 O’Clock Supper at local restau• The Kiwanis Club will meet at rants on the third Thursday of each noon at the Troy Country Club, 1830 month at 6 p.m. The locations vary, Peters Road, Troy. Non-members of so those interested parties can call Kiwanis are invited to come meet the office at 573-2100 for details. friends and have lunch. For more This is a social event for grieving information, contact Bobby Phillips, adults who do not wish to dine out vice president, at 335-6989. alone. Attendees order from the • Retirees of the Local 128 UAW menu. will meet the third Wednesday at • An open parent-support group 11:30 a.m. for a hot lunch and short will be at 7 p.m. at Corinn’s Way Inc., meeting at the Troy Senior Citizens 306 S. Dorset Road, Troy. Center, 134 N. Market St., Troy. • Parents are invited to attend the • The Troy American Legion Post Corinn’s Way Inc. parent support No. 43 euchre parties will begin at group from 7-8:30 p.m. each 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Thursday. The meetings are open

discussion. • Tipp City Seniors gather to play cards prior to lunch every Thursday at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First St., Tipp City. At noon will be a carry-in lunch and participants should bring a covered dish and table service. On the third Thursday, Senior Independence offers blood pressure and blood sugar testing before lunch. For more information, call 667-8865. • Best is Yet to Come open AA meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, Tri-City Group meeting will take place 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the former Dettmer Hospital. The lead meeting is open. For more information, call 335-9079. • AA, Spirituality Group will meet at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Troy. The discussion is open. • Health Partners Free Clinic will offer a free clinic on Thursday night at the clinic, 1300 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Registration will be from 5:30-7 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The clinic does not accept medical emergencies, but can refer patients to other doctors and can prescribe medication. Call 332-0894 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, NAIOU, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Preschool story hours will be from 10-11 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. • Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Tipp City. For more information, call 552-7082. FRIDAY • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • A “Late Night Knit” meeting will be from 7-10 p.m. on the first and third Friday at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358. • AA, Troy Friday Morning Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m. in the Salvation Army, 129 South Wayne St., Piqua. Use parking lot entrance, held in gym. • Narcotics Anonymous, Clean and Free, 8 p.m., Dettmer Hospital, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Open discussion. Fellowship from 78 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 9-10 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 6678631 or Celeste at 667-2441. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. SATURDAY • The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind Friendly’s restaurant through October. • Instructional boxing (fundamentals and techniques) classes will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit for more information and programs. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • Recovery Too Al-Anon meetings are offered at 8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Church, main campus, Room 117, S. County Road 25A, Tipp City. • AA, Men’s Meeting will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new First Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Road and State Route 41. The meeting is closed (members must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, Troy Winners Group will meet at 8:30 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy for discussion. The meeting is open. • AA, Troy Beginners Group meets at 7 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. This is an open discussion meeting. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, meeting at 9 a.m., weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. • Pilates for Beginners (Introduction), 9:15-10:15 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Narcotics Anonymous, Saturday Night Live, 8 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St., Sidney. • Relapse Prevention Group, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at The Avenue, Room 504, at Ginghamsburg Main Campus, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • The Next Step, a worship celebration for people on the road to recovery, 7 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Main Campus Sanctuary, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • Yoga classes will be offered from 10-11 a.m. at the First United Church of Christ, Troy. The public is invited.



Sunday, May 13, 2011






In this book cover image released by Free Press, “The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance,” by Thomas McNamee, is shown.

Bio details revolution in appoach to food BY JERRY HARKAVY AP Book Reviewer “The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance” (Free Press), by Thomas McNamee: Many of us can no longer remember what life was like before arugula and balsamic vinegar became part of the larder, celebrity chefs strutted their stuff on TV and the term “foodie” made its way into common parlance. But that was the state of the culinary scene little more than a half-century ago when the writer who was to become arguably the most influential restaurant critic of our time landed his dream job by being named food editor of The New York Times. “What Craig Claiborne saw when he looked out across the vast expanse of the United States was a gastronomic landscape blighted by ignorance and apathy, a drearily insular domain of overdone roast beef and canned green beans,” Thomas McNamee writes in “The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance,” his comprehensive biography of this towering figure whose public success masked a troubled life. Claiborne reshaped the world of food criticism, taking it from advertiserfriendly puff pieces displayed on what were then known as the newspaper’s women’s page to a respected genre whose work reflected the same rigor and gravity as that of the Times’ drama, music and art critics. He guided a generation of readers from TV dinners, Reddi-wip and Cheez Whiz to classic French cuisine, Szechwan cooking from China and Mexican dishes that went beyond tacos and tortillas. “Julia Child was beloved, but Craig Claiborne was the authority,” says McNamee. The author recounts Claiborne’s unhappy childhood in the Mississippi Delta, where he grew up in genteel poverty, was bullied by schoolmates and found refuge in the kitchen of his mother’s boarding house. After studying journalism in college, he joined the Navy during World War II and was introduced to exotic cuisine and gay sex during a stint in Casablanca. Claiborne joined the Times after training in classic French cuisine and service at a prestigious hotel school in Switzerland and writing for Gourmet magazine. His prodigious output went beyond his newspaper columns and reviews, encompassing a string of best-selling cookbooks. Despite his success and many honors, Claiborne’s life appears to have brought only superficial joy.

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Restaurateur’s book has bitter aftertaste in the New York City borough of Queens to his success as a winemaker and restaurateur. “Restaurant Man” Viewers of the reality (Viking), by Joe television show Bastianich: Joe “MasterChef” know Bastianich knows Italian food. The restaurant part- Bastianich as the most ner of celebrity chef Mario jaded and acerbic of the Batali and the son of Lidia show’s three judges. He’s Bastianich, the star of sev- much the same in his book eral public television cook- except he’s now free to curse, which he does ing shows, he grew up almost as punctuation. around meatballs and Between expletives, marinara. Bastianich dishes dirt In “Restaurant Man,” about the business: Some Bastianich chronicles his life in the restaurant busi- restaurants dilute expensive Parmesan cheese with ness, from working at his parents’ Italian restaurant less costly knockoffs, BY JESSICA GRESKO AP Book Reviewer

desserts are almost pure profit, and no bottle of wine costs more than $5 to make. Bastianich also tells some interesting stories, particularly for diners who know the New York City restaurants he and Batali opened, including Babbo, Del Posto and Esca. He talks about spilling a drop of wine on the pope during a visit to New York in 2008 and former President Bill Clinton, who would “stop traffic” when he got up to use the restroom. Mostly, however, Bastianich’s stories make

him sound like a jerk. He says Mexicans are the hardest-working restaurant employees but Ecuadorians and Peruvians generally have “more culinary aptitude.” He once stole flowers from a church cemetery to bring to a legendary chef of Roman cuisine. He claims that if you tell him what restaurants you frequent, he has a good idea of how much money you make. Readers also have to wade through some scoresettling. Bastianich has less than nice things to say about one wine

importer, a genius gelato maker and people in the fashion business. He trashes a critic who gave one of his restaurants a bad review, calling the man a “puffed-up real-estate columnist who moonlights as a restaurant critic.” Of course, diners don’t care if Bastianich is a jerk as long as he delivers delicious food. And the starred reviews of his restaurants prove he does. But his memoir is different. It has a sour edge, a distinct bitterness, and readers may not have the appetite for that.

Dietrich’s hero Ethan Gage returns in ‘Emerald Storm’ BY JEFF AYERS AP Book Reviewer

Gage is married with a young son. He’s tired of the adventurous life work“The Emerald Storm: ing for Napoleon an Ethan Gage Bonaparte and wants to Adventure” (Harper), retire in luxury. He has by William Dietrich: recently stumbled on a William Dietrich brings rare emerald worth a forback his hero, Ethan tune, but when he tries to Gage, in an early 19thsell it, trouble ensues. A century swashbuckling corrupt police commissionadventure, “The Emerald er believes the emerald is part of a larger treasure, Storm.”

so he kidnaps Gage’s son to compel Gage to find the remaining hoard. When Gage and his wife arrive in Haiti to start their search for both their son and the riches, they soon learn that others are looking for the lost treasure of Montezuma. The British want it to fund a slave revolt; the French want the money to

assist in funding the war with Britain. Can they rescue their son and keep their enemies at bay? Dietrich seamlessly blends historical fact with fiction. A historical note at the end of the novel reveals the real people that Gage meets. It’s fun to see him interact with so many familiar men and women throughout history.

Dietrich also has a knack for making the world of 1803 come alive. The novel starts slowly but persistence pays off in a grand way. Newcomers will have reminders from Gage himself about previous adventures because he likes to brag. Readers will see an obvious direction for the next Gage adventure.

House Children’s Books) 10. “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic) NONFICTION 1. “The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson” by Robert A. Caro (Knopf) 2. “Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence” by Sarah Young (Integrity

Publishers) 3. “StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath (Gallup Press) 4. “My Cross to Bear” by Gregg Allman (Morrow) 5. “Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake” by Anna Quindlen (Random House) 6. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier” by Ree Drummond (William Morrow & Co.)

7. “Prague Winter” by Madeline Albright (Harper) 8. “Drift” by Rachel Maddow (Crown Publishing Group) 9. “Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard (Holt) 10. “The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas” by Jonah Goldberg (Sentinel)

BESTSELLERS FICTION 1. “The Serpent’s Shadow” by Rick Riordan (DisneyHyperion) 2. “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) 3. “Deadlocked” by Charlaine Harris (Ace) 4. “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)

5. “Insurgent” by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books) 6. “The Wind Through the Keyhole” by Stephen King (Scribner) 7. “The Innocent” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 8. “Calico Joe” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 9. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss (Random



Sunday, May 13, 2012


Gulker, Ramsey marry on beach TROY — Mandi Gulker and Ryan Ramsey were united in marriage on April 12, 2012, on the beach in St. Petersburg, Fla., with the Rev. Tom Greene officiating. Parents of the bride are Joe and Teri Gulker of Troy. Mike and Lynn Ramsey of Sunbury are parents of the groom. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Joe Gulker. She wore a strapless charmeuse white gown with a side drape and champagnecolored ribbon appliqued sash and a sweep train. She carried coral and white bouquet of roses and hydrangeas. Maid of honor was Miranda Borton. Jill Ramsey and Dani Sloan served as bridesmaids. Chace Kern was ring bearer. Andrew Moody and Chris Compf were the groom’s best men. Ty Gulker served as usher.

A reception was held at the Grand Plaza, St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. A second reception will be held June 16 at the home of the groom’s parents in Sunbury. The couple will take a wedding trip to Europe in September 2012. The bride has a bachelor’s degree in fashion and marketing from the Art Institute of Charlotte, N.C. She is home care coordinator for Gem City Homecare. The groom has a bachelor’s degree in managment from Xavier Univercity in Cincinnati. He is in sales for Central Ohio Oxygen. They reside in Columbus.

PUBLIC RECORDS: MARRIAGES Alan Wade Arnett, 45, of 802 Stone Ridge Place, Tipp City, to Heather Dawn Reynolds, 37, of 25 Robinwood Court, Englewood. Brandon David Boyd, 28, of 715 Larch St., Apt. C, Tipp City, to Sara Louise Lewis, 24, of 610 Lantana Court, Tipp City. Matthew Alan Kiehl, 23, of 530 Boone Street, Piqua, to Tasha Michelle Calloway, 21, of 9210 Lehman Road, Piqua. Dennis Wayne Montgomery, 62, of 8228 E. State Route 571, New Carlisle, to Suanne Lang, 60, of 4485 State Route 40 East, Tipp City. Joshua Todd Silvers, 22, of 508 Bear Run, Piqua, to Abigail Nicole Fry, 24, of 1633 Steinhilber Drive, Piqua. William Richard Kindell, 27, of 205 1/2 N. Elm St., Troy, to Ann Marie Cantrell, 22, of same address. Joseph Les Sanders, 31,

of 3466 Calumet Road, Ludlow Falls, to Lauren Erica Paige Williams, 22, of 127 Lodestone Drive, Englewood. Roy Michael Burns, 53, of 3 Cresent Drive, Troy, to Erin Maree Giusti, 51, of same address. Robert John Jordan, 58, of 420 Bear Run, Piqua, to Julie Anne Gary, 51, of 1808 Carol Drive, Piqua. Cameron David Frye, 21, of 2620 Vista Ridge Drive, Troy, to Lindsey Nichole Kirchner, 21, of 1890 Creekwood Drive, Troy. Brian James Sentman, 42, of 592 Forrest Lane, Troy, to Margie Ellen Oliver, 42, of same address. Tyler James Mohr, 20, of 903 Briarcliff Ave., Piqua, to Brianna Caitlin Liveston, 18, of 226 New Columbia Ave., Sidney. Michael Robert Shirley, 56, of 5060 Eastland Drive, New Carlisle, to Deborah Lynn Miller Shirley, 57, of 401 Anniston Drive, Dayton.

‘Crab’ chips, fruity Oreos? They’re big sellers overseas NEW YORK (AP) — Russians prefer their Lay’s potato chips dusted in caviar and crab flavors. The Chinese like their Oreos stuffed with mango and orange cream. And in Spain, Kellogg’s All-Bran cereal is served floating in hot coffee instead of cold milk. Americans might get squeamish at the thought of their favorite snacks being tweaked. But what works in the U.S. doesn’t always work everywhere. In other words, Lee Linthicum, a market researcher, says: “It can’t be some generic mix of spices that might fool an American.� Food makers long have tinkered with their products to appeal to regional tastes, but getting the recipe just right is becoming more important than ever. That’s partly because people in developing nations such as China and India are gaining more of an appetite for American-style “on-the-go� foods as they work longer hours and have less time to cook. But it’s mostly because snack makers increasingly are looking for growth in other parts of the world as sales slow at home. Growth in the snack food industry has been virtually flat in the U.S. for the past two years, according to market research firm Euromonitor. Meanwhile, combined sales in China, Brazil and Russia three major developing markets rose 15 percent in 2010 and 11 percent last year to $17 billion. That’s half the size of the U.S. market but it’s growing. The challenge for snack makers is that people in other countries have different tastes. Consider the Oreo, which Kraft Food Inc. introduced in China in 1996. Sales of the vanilla creamfilled chocolate cookie sandwich were respectable there, but the Chinese didn’t completely take to it. So Kraft decided to tweak the Oreo. But executives of the Northfield, Ill.-based company knew that they had to proceed with caution. “When you have a brand that’s 100 years old, you don’t mess with the recipe thoughtlessly,� says Lorna Davis, head of the company’s global biscuit and cookies


This March 14, 2012, photo shows packages of Nabisco Oreo’s and wafers in New York. While Americans might get squeamish at the thought of their favorite snacks being tweaked, what works in the U.S. doesn’t work everywhere. business. In 2006, Kraft began offering the Oreo as a wafer, a popular cookie throughout Asia. It is made up of cream sandwiched between crispy wafers. The plan was to help familiarize more Chinese customers with the brand. Three years later, the company decided to go a step further. Kraft worked with a panel of consumer taste experts from around the world to identify the characteristics of the Oreo including color, crunchiness, bitterness, color that were likely to appeal to Chinese tastes. Executives learned through research that the Chinese don’t like their treats as big or as sweet as Americans do. So the company rejiggered the recipe to create a cookie that was a tad smaller and a touch less sweet. To test the new recipe, hundreds of Chinese consumers tasted the new Oreo. It was a hit. “It made us realize the smallest of details make a big difference,� Davis says. But the company wasn’t finished. After noticing sales of Oreos were lagging in China during the summer, Kraft added a green tea ice cream flavor. The cookie combined a popular local flavor with the cooling imagery of ice cream. The green tea version sold well, and a year later, Kraft rolled out Oreos in flavors that are popular in Asians desserts raspberryand-blueberry and mango-

A package of Lays caviar potato chips in New York. Tastes can vary greatly in unexpected ways in different corners of the world. and-orange. The result? Over the past five years, Kraft said sales have grown an average of 60 percent a year, although it declined to give revenue amounts. The Oreo now is the top-selling cookie in China with a market share of 13 percent. The previous top cookie was a biscuit by a Chinese company. Kraft, which operates in more than 80 countries, is taking a similar approach with other snacks. In Saudi Arabia, Kraft offers its Tang powder drink in a lemonpepper flavor. In Mexico, it comes in tropical fruit flavors like tamarind and mandarin, and a hibiscus version fashioned after the flower. Sales have nearly doubled to $1 billion worldwide since Kraft rolled out the localized versions in 2006. Kraft’s ability to adapt to

local tastes is increasingly important as it looks for growth overseas. The rise in international revenue at Kraft was more than double the increase in North America last year. Kraft also plans to split into two separate units by the end of the year. The largest will be a global snacks company called Mondelez International, pronounced “mohn-dahleez,� to sell its Trident gum and Cadbury chocolates in fast-growing countries worldwide. Kellogg Co., the world’s largest cereal maker, also has intensified its focus on catering to local tastes as it attempts to grow its snack business overseas. Last year, the company’s revenue in Latin America topped $1 billion for the first time. And in February, Kellogg said it agreed to buy Pringles chip brand from Procter & Gamble for $2.7 billion. The deal will nearly triple its international snack business, making it the world’s second-largest snack maker behind PepsiCo Inc. The company, based in Battle Creek, Mich., already sells products in more than 180 countries. It’s learning that on-the-ground insights can pay off. In Europe, for instance, Kellogg for many years had marketed its cereals there just as it did in the U.S. But it failed to take into account that many in the region don’t drink cold milk in the morning..

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Marilyn Hagerty samples a Lays potato chip during an interview with The Associated Press in New York March 14. She thought that the “Pickled Cucumber� chips tasted like an “old garden hose.� Her verdict on the “Red Caviar� chips was a tad more positive. “If I didn’t have anything else I’d like these,� Haggerty said, noting a weirdly fishy after taste. She took several more bites just to make sure. Meanwhile, Alyssa Shelasky, a New York magazine food blogger, declared the “Crab� chips to be “food poisoning.� Pastry king Torres gave his seal of approval to the “Forest Mushroom� chips, which got the best reviews overall. “It actually smells like mushroom and it tastes a little bit like mushroom,� Torres said. “It’s surprising.�

Torres also noted that flavors like “Grilled Meat� and “Red Caviar� were cooked up specifically for Russians, whose tastes differ dramatically from Americans. So to better gauge the authenticity, he suggested that the AP provide real caviar the next time around for comparison’s sake. As for the sweeter treats, everyone thought the chocolate, cream-filled Cheetos from Russia would do well with kids around the globe. The chocolate-smeared mouth of fourth-grader Bob Marley Jones showed that he agreed. So did Jeff Novich, a 32year-old junk food lover whose culinary resume includes acting as a body double for TV chef Bobby Flay. Novich thought that the chocolate Cheetos tasted like Cookie Crisp cereal. But Shelasky, the magazine blogger, thought they could pass for doggie treats. Most of the fruit-flavored Oreos from Asia were a bit too bizarre for the taste testers. Clay Williams, who writes for the blog, said flavors such as “RaspberryBlueberry� and “MangoOrange� came across as too fake and processed. “People who love Oreos want the purity of an Oreo,� Shelasky agreed.





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Consumer watchdog weighs limits to mortgage fees WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s consumerfinance watchdog is weighing an overhaul of the fees consumers pay to obtain mortgages. Regulators might ban origination fees that vary with the size of the loan, known as “origination points.” They also might limit the use of “discount points” that are supposed to result in lower interest rates, the Consumer

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METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED! Just move in to this charming 3 to possibly 5 bedroom open floor plan home w/ dining room & breakfast nook. Finished attic offers over an additional 400 sq. ft of sunny living space. Full basement w/ rec-family room, office, full bath, laundry, walk-in closet. Updated furnace w/ air cleaner, humidifier, central air. Beautiful wood floors, doors and trim, replacement windows, newer carpet in bedrooms. 2-car garage w/ work bench. Vinyl fenced rear yard w/ water feature and patio area. Also has alley access. Offered @ $110,900 #2312

GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. Large building offers 4 bay garage with updated electric (220v), new sewer and water connection in 2009. Property previously was used for car lot. Would also make a great Auto Repair business. Wonderful edge of town location. Easy access to Interstate 75. Offered at $99,900. #2245.

Call Donna Clawson @ 778-1573

Call Donna Clawson @ 778-1573

LAND AND BUILDING LOTS #2309 – Great building site for a wide range of businesses. Located on the east side of Piqua on US Rt. 36 within 1/2 mile of I-75. Offered @ $375,000. Call Bill Shively @ 368-2529. #2244 – Building Lot. 41x 150’ Manier Street lot has mature trees with great country view. Offered @ $10,900. Call Donna Clawson @ 778-1573. #2300 – Building Lot. Stichter Street lot in Bradford – Plenty of space to build on this 0.327 acre site. Offered @ $12,500. Call Bill Shively @ 368-2529. #2311 – 5 Acre Lot on Snodgrass Road - Nice 5 acre building lot in the country just north of Fletcher. Offered @ $45,000. Call Bill Shively @ 368-2529

“Working Together To Make It Happenâ€? 773-9336 • Mason Road - Very nice brick and vinyl, 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath ranch home located in Houston School District situated on 1-1/2 acres. This ready to move in home offers an open floor plan, an abundance of cabinets, pantry and wood laminate in kitchen, breakfast area and utility. An office area is next to the large family that room opens out to new composite deck for family gatherings. The 3 baths have newer ceramic tile and marble arch tops, and the master has a walk-in shower. There is also an attached 2 car garage as well as a detached heated 2 car with storage. Outside features a covered patio and rear kennel. #2313 Offered @ $179,900


Call Penny Reed @ 418-7868


Call Donna Clawson @ 778-1573

GREAT STARTER HOME... or rental property. Small town living 1/4 mile from US 36 for quick access to I-75. 1.5 story, 2 bedroom with 1,020 sq. ft. Offered at $45,000. #2308.

Call Dwayne Bercot @ 418-3297 for a showing.

Troy - Amazing well maintained brick ranch with 3 bedrooms. This home features many updates: new living room carpet, laminate floors, windows, ceiling fans and new bath. You will love the awesome kitchen makeover with beautiful maple cabinets. Other features include: large 2 car attached garage, beautifully landscaped front yard, fenced back yard and storage shed. Ready for you to move in!! #2314 Offered @ $122,500

All the work has already been done! This newly remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home is in move-in condition. Freshly painted, this home features all new moldings, including crown, new mini blinds, carpeting, updated electrical fixtures and brushed nickel hardware throughout. The kitchen offers Kraftmaid natural maple cabinets w/ soft-close drawers, Travertine tile backsplash, Bamboo hardwood flooring, composite sink w/ Moen fixtures and a pantry for added storage. Many other updates throughout. #2306 Offered @ $117,900

Call Penny Reed @ 418-7868

Call Bill Shively @ 368-2529


Troy - Story and a half 3 bedroom one bath home. Updates include: roof, windows, front porch and paver driveway. Property being sold As-Is. Sellers will not make any repairs. Subject to third party approval for Short Sale. #2303 Agent Relative. Offered @ $79,900

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Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales PLEASANT HILL, 11 South Long Street (2nd block east and south of Monument), Thursday Only, 9am-6pm. Great bargains from six families, household, furniture, something for all ages.

LOST overweight grey female cat, vicinity of Davis and Emerick Rd, West Milton Call (937)473-8143

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


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WANTED WANTED We are looking for drivers to deliver the Troy Daily News on Daily, Sundays, holidays and on a varied as needed basis.

Drivers must have: Valid drivers license Reliable transportation State minimum insurance

Please call 937-440-5263 or 937-440-5260 and leave a message with your name, address and phone number. Your phone call will be returned in the order in which it is received. 2280716

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Norcold, the leader in refrigerator manufacturing for the RV, trucking and marine industries, is currently accepting applications for 3rd shift production at the Sidney and Gettysburg, Ohio facilities.

For confidential consideration, fill out an application at:

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


Starting wage is $10.00/hour + $.50/hr. shift premium. You must be flexible, able to excel in a fast paced assembly environment and willing to work significant overtime. We offer an excellent benefits package including health, dental, 401(K) and many others.

2012 Postal Positions $14.80-$36.00+/hr Federal hire/full benefits No Experience, Call Today 1-800-593-2664 ext.156p

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Professional needed for part-time work in a state licensed center. Send resumes. Walnut Grove Learning Center. (937)339-2189.

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POLICY: Please Check Your Ad The 1st Day. It Is The Advertiser’s Responsibility To Report Errors Immediately. Publisher Will Not Be Responsible for More Than One Incorrect Insertion. We Reserve The Right To Correctly Classify, Edit, Cancel Or Decline Any Advertisement Without Notice.

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LOST CATS Last seen in Westbrook area May 3rd. (1) long hair brown/black tiger around 5 years old 8 lbs, (1) black long hair 19 lbs both front declawed and female. May or may not be together (937)308-5111

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The Shelby County Job Center 227 S. Ohio Ave in Sidney

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NK Parts Industries, INC.

Knowledgeable, own tools, professional appearance. Mader Transmission and Complete Car Care (937)552-7765

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GENERAL ASSOCIATES LOGISTICS SUPERVISORS All shifts at Sidney/ Anna Locations Competitive Wages, Insurance, Benefits, 401K, Fitness and Recreation Center Applications accepted: Monday - Friday 8am to 4pm

GROOMER Seeking an experienced Groomer, Pay based on ability. Email resume to: cremy@

777 South Kuther Rd Sidney Ohio E-Mail Resume:

Fax Resume: (937)492-8995

No calls Please

or The Darke County Job Center 603 Wagner Ave in Greenville

Is seeking to fill the following positions:

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

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Wanted Someone needed to help clean and maintain 3 coin operated car washes. Good transportation needed to drive 25 miles per day with owner $10 per hour 2-4 hours per day. (937)667-4942

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-CDL Required

BUS AIDES Pay range $9.61 to $15.84. See for details or call (937)440-3057

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Freshway Foods in Sidney is now accepting applications for the following positions: SANITATION MANAGER PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR PRODUCTION ASSOCIATES

Leading Automotive Industry Supplier Wants You! Are you looking for a new career, we are looking for “Exceptional Associates”. , in partnership with Advanced Composites, is now hiring for the following positions: Production, Quality Control Technicians, Color Technicians, Forklift Operators and Material Reclamation. These positions are subject to change based upon the company’s requirements. Advanced Composites is the leading supplier of TPO's (Thermoplastic Olefins) and Polypropylene Compounds in the North American Automotive Industry. Once hired permanently by Advanced Composites, they offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental and life insurance, 10 paid holidays, & a 401K contribution. Bonuses for attendance and other incentives, along with automatic pay increases, will be applied at the point of permanent hire also.

Greenville Technology, Inc. has an immediate opening in the Quality Assurance Department. Responsibilities include development of inspection fixture gages using 3D data, leading project meetings, and monitoring on-time delivery. Requires strong math, computer, and written and verbal communication skills. Must have a proven project management skill set, be able to work independently and within a team, and occasionally travel (some overnight) to suppliers and customers. Ability to read 2D part drawings and interpret Catia 3D designs required. $15.21 - $17.32/hr plus bonuses. Send resume to:



Deadline: May 23, 2012 We are an equal opportunity employer.

Applications completed:



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Ohio Community Media LLC, located in Miamisburg, Ohio, is seeking a Linux server administrator with networking experience to manage and maintain both central and remote file/web/email/monitoring servers and our LAN/WAN technologies. The successful candidate will have extensive experience in building and maintaining Debian, CentOS, and GNU/Linux servers as well as Windows based and OSX servers. We have multiple offices throughout Ohio all connected into a central datacenter using hardware based firewalls. Experience in a media/newspaper work environment and web technologies like php/mysql is a plus. This position will also handle support calls from outlying divisions, along with managing and maintaining key network applications. This is a salaried position with Monday – Friday office hours plus 24 – 7 on call responsibilities.

Please send resume to

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

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


Quality Assurance Technician

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Freshway offers excellent pay and benefits, including 401k match.

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Property Maintenance Staff


Community Housing of Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties is seeking a full-time individual to coordinate and provide maintenance services for apartments and houses managed by the agency in the tri-county region.

ASSEMBLY MACHINE OPERATOR PACKAGING WAREHOUSE ********************** Attention College Students Summer Jobs Available To $10.00 Hour Apply online at

Duties include plumbing, heating, ac repair, painting, on-call as needed and general property maintenance.


Qualifications are two to four years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Salary range is $22,000 to $30,000 with a full benefit package including PERS.


Resumes must be received by 4:30 p.m. on May 18th, 2012.

EXTENSIVE hands-on experience building, servicing and repairing factory automation. Must be proficient in hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical systems. Must have 5+ years industrial experience. Experience with metalforming press operations is a plus.

Forward resumes to: Dorothy Crusoe Director Community Housing of Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties 1100 Wayne Street Suite 4001 Troy, OH 45373 The position description can be viewed at:

Submit resumes to: OR 155 Marybill Drive Troy, OH 45373

Community Housing and the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services are equal opportunity employers

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: 10450 State Route 47 Sidney, Ohio 45365

Huff Trucking Drivers Needed Hauling steel and Flatbed experience needed. Home on weekends. (937)606-1115

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Manages and directs overall plant operations. Will provide professional leadership of the plant's strategic planning while serving as a key part of our Leadership Team. Must have 5- 10 years of significant operational leadership experience in a manufacturing environment and a deep understanding of manufacturing planning and processes. Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing experiences are a strong plus.

Medical Records Clerk

Submit resumes to: OR 155 Marybill Drive, Troy, OH 45373

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Administrative Assistant

Part time

Receptionist SpringMeade HealthCenter is currently seeking a part time receptionist for evenings, weekends and some holidays. Must have some computer knowledge. Great people and communication skills helpful. Qualifications include but not limited to: typing, answering multi-phone lines.

The Village of West Milton, Ohio is accepting applications for a fulltime Administrative Assistant. HS diploma plus 3 years minimum experience in a professional office setting required. Associates degree preferred. Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office. The ability to provide quality customer service will be the focus. Pay will start between $10 - $12 an hour plus benefits DOQ.

Please stop in for an application at: SpringMeade HealthCenter 4375 South County Road 25-A Tipp City, Ohio 45371

Please send cover letter and resume to: kline@ci.


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FT 7a-3p & 11p-7a Our center has tenured management team, good survey history and offers competitive pay & excellent benefits package for full time. Come grow with us! Contact or apply in person to:

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DRIVERS WANTED JOHNSRUD TRANSPORT, a food grade liquid carrier is seeking Class A CDL tank drivers from the Sidney/Piqua/Troy area. Home flexible weekends. 5 years driving experience required. Will train for tank. Great Pay and Benefit Package. For further info, call Jane @ 1-888-200-5067

Troy Care and Rehabilitation Center 512 Cresent Drive Troy, OH 45373 Ph: (937)332-1054 Fax: (937)335-0686 EOE/DFWP



STNA's Full-time and Part-time 2p–10p & 10p–6a shifts Also hiring weekend warriors. Must be state tested or be eligible for exam. Apply online:

or in person at: Covington Care Center 75 Mote Drive, Covington Ohio 45318

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


O/O’s get 75% of the line haul. 100% fuel surcharge. Fuel discount program.

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Classifieds 577 Miscellaneous CRIB, highchair, cradle, playpen guard rail, packn-play, carseat, gate, tub, blankets, clothes, collectable dolls, Disney Animated phones, doll chairs. (937)339-4233

.40cents per mile for store runs.

.42cents per mile for reefer & curtainside freight.

No Hazmat.

Full Insurance package.

Paid vacation.

401K savings plan.

583 Pets and Supplies

95% no touch freight.

Compounding Safety Bonus Program.

CATS/KITTENS Free to good home were dropped off in front of my home call (937)773-3829

Drivers are paid bump dock fees for customer live loads and live unloads.


EARRINGS, .63 of a carat and 7/10 carat diamond earrings (selling together) $4500, replacement value $11,060. Call (937)541-1004. WALKER folds and adjusts, tub/shower benches, commode chair, toilet riser, grabbers, canes, Elvis items, collector dolls, doll chairs, more (937)339-4233

COUNTRY ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: Very lg wooden louvered barn vent; steel trimmed wooden storage unit; butchering table; ; HD work bench; wooden chicken nests; meal grinder; milk can; steel wheels; mowing scythes & other country collectibles; Favorite “Radiant” stove; “New Dixie” small stove; Ben Franklin stove; 5 oak church pews; antique beds, buffet, dining table & more; old style dental chair; lg porch swing; G. Becker wall clock & others; variety of glassware; Nylint Army “Cannon” truck; Big Bang toy cannon; plus other small toys; CI Sharecropper penny bank; bottle; jars; etc. PLUS: CVA Gamester Hawken 50 cal, octagon barrel black powder rifle; The American .38 cal revolver; Indian Ridge hand made knife; machete; MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: Very nice miniature banjo; violin; accordion; brass coronet; Yamaha G-55A guitar; Hammond spinet piano. HOME FURNISHINGS & HH GOODS; SNAPPER RIDING MOWER, SNOW BLOWER, TOOLS, ETC: Snapper 8 HP riding mower; 5 walk behind mowers incl JD 14SZ; Hahn 24” snow blower by Gravely; 3 pt field disk; 3 pt work platform; Scott’s pull-type spreader; Poulan chain saw; small table saw; small Jun-Air air compressor; Reddy propane 35,000 BTU heater; power hand tools & misc others; Stanley No. 4 plane; Radio Shack metal detector; Super Defiant Hallicrafters short wave radio; signal generator; Model T jack; motors; scrap metal; farm fuel tank on stand; wire pet kennels; etc. AUTO: Opel GT, 1971, 2 seat sports car in the rough, known as the “Poor Man’s Corvette” w/ 113,676 miles. BOATS: Older Galaxy I/O fiberglass closed bow boat w/ 120 HP MercCruiser outdrive & rough interior on a good Highlander trailer. Fiberglass 12’ fishing boat; 2 trolling motors; few rods & reels. NOTE: We’re in the country back the farm lane by the old barns with an interesting mix of merchandise that should peak your interest in one form or another! Please plan to be with us! Check for photos & details as we may add even more.



MINIATURE DACHSHUND PUPPIES, lovable long coats, 2 red, 2 black and tan, 1 chocolate, 1 chocolate double dapple, AKC, written guarantee, 1st shot , wormed. $250-$350 (937)667-1777 MINIATURE DACHSHUNDS, papered, vet checked, 1st shots, parents on premises, 1 black/tan male, 1 chocolate male, 1 chocolate long haired female, $300. Will be ready 5/22, (937)441-7885. TEA-CUP PIG. Super cute, loveable, friendly little boy pig. Perfect pet! Approximately 1.5 months old. Partially litter-trained. (937)638-6346

560 Home Furnishings 586 Sports and Recreation BEDROOM FURNITURE two sets wood children's with twin bed, dresser, night stand, bookcases/ desk in each. $200 (937)773-1307.

PISTOL, Ruger, new vaquero, 45 colt, blued, 5 inch barrel, as new in box with shells, $395 (937)846-1276

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270 Sales and Marketing

Sales Advertising & Marketing Community News Group of Dayton, publishers of 10 community daily and weekly newspapers and websites, is currently seeking an experienced Account Executive to join our team. Responsibilities include increasing revenue from active advertisers as well as developing new business within a geographical territory.

Debb Wilder, HR Manager 1836 West Park Square Xenia, Ohio 45385 Email: No phone calls please. EOE 2282483




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

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

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 9:30 AM REAL ESTATE sells first at 9:30 AM: A California ranch home w/ 7 rms, plus utility rm, 2 baths, Florida room, workshop & carport. Living area is 2,088 sqft, updated electric service, high efficiency furnace, central air. The Miami County Auditor’s value is $85,200. The estate value is $42,000. NOTICE: Trustee is selling property free of appraisal w/ a suggested opening bid of only $21,000. This auction is w/ reserve to satisfy the trust, but the trustee is highly motivated to transfer this property, therefore the low bid suggestion. $3,000 down required day of auction & the balance within 30 days. Go to for more details on this home or have your Realtor contact us. As an Investor or Home Owner, this may be one of the most reasonable opportunities that you could hope for! PERSONAL PROPERTY at approx 10:00 AM: Home furnishings, appliances, pine country couch, chairs & end tables; glass top, metal base oval dinette set; single & dbl beds; patio furniture, antique pie safe & night stand, older piano; 1925 handcrafted youth bed; Paillard Bolex Swiss movie camera w/ box; vintage cathedral radio, antique Arlington sewing machine; Wallace sterling silver & silver plate flatware; Waterford Crystal tumblers; Wilton pewter, Corning Centura & brown Ovenware dinnerware; Syracuse china service,; other glassware & china, costume jewelry; books, games, banks, John Wayne collectibles, household goods, tv’s & electronic items; few tools, like new air compressor, electric lawn mower, TORO 1800 snow blower, toboggan sled, fiberglass & alum. ladders & more! Note: Mary Hobson was the proprietor of Mary’s Sew N Sew. Her remaining inventory of that establishment will also be sold at this auction, to include 3 Riccar sewing machines & others, Serger, Stellar embroidery machine, tables, shelving, fabric, large amount of notions, Swiss Metrosene thread displays , buttons, craft projects, quilting supplies, sewing books & much more to be unboxed. Watch the website for photos & more details.

Mary E. Hobson Living Trust Molly Heithaus, Trustee Susan Swinehart, Attorney




Jerry Stichter Broker Associate of Garden Gate Realty (937)335-6758

PUBLIC AUCTION Located at 13 First St in trailer court behind Dairy Queen on 25A south of Fairgrounds, Troy, Ohio

We offer competitive base salaries, plus a lucrative monthly bonus. Other benefits include paid vacations and up to 5 paid sick days, medical and dental insurance, life insurance, and a 401-K plan. Please send your resume to:



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

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Drivers are paid weekly.

AIR CONDITIONER, window style, works good, $75 (937)418-4639.

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FURNITURE, Sleeper sofa, Norwalk, beige plaid, $100, Oak Pedestal table and 6 chairs, $250, Must sell, (937)489-4806

Regional drivers needed in the Sidney, Ohio Terminal. O/O's welcome.

Crosby Trucking

All signs lead to you finding or selling what you want...

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3170 W Ziegler Rd Piqua



Continental Express Inc.


Due to retirement we have a full time position open. Previous experience in long term care preferred. Must have computer, organizational and communication skills. Come in to fill out an application and speak with Beth Bayman, Staff Development Coordinator. Koester Pavilion 3232 North County Road 25A Troy OH 45373 (I-75 at exit 78) 937.440.7663 Phone 937.335.0095 Fax Located on the Upper Valley Medical Center Campus EOE

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SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012 • 11AM TRACTORS & AUTOMOBILE, CAMPER: 1937 Allis Chalmers W-C; 1938 Famall F-14; 1996 Cadillac Eldorado, 135,000 miles; 1969 Shasta 16 ft camper, sleeps 4, refrigerator, air, microwave, loflyt. ANTIQUES/FURNITURE/HOUSHOLD GOODS: Antique bedroom suite – dresser, mirror, night stand, full size bed, chest; mirrors; sewing machine in cabinet; old covered bridge pic of Troy - Eldean; dressers; old gold clubs; entertainment center; pictures/fraes; mp3 stereo set, new in box; TV stands; several TVs; down draft forced air gas furnace; shelving; microwave; small appliances; wood burning stove; Sears miniature cooking stove; sweepers; Turbo Cooker – new; Christmas items; CB radio/microphone; dishes; China; pots/pans; bedding; linens; records; 12 pc setting Bavaria China; loveseat; end tables; lamps; recliner; kitchen table & chairs; VCR; fans; lawn chairs; roaster; 2 dr file; metal shelving; radio; heater; ceiling fan; oil lamps; iron skillets; ice cream freezers; rugs; grills and more to be added. FISHING: Poles, reels, rods, decoy ducks; Johnson 6HP Sea Horse outboard motor; 2 electric trolling motors and more! GUN: Squires Bingham model 20 and scope. POWER TOOLS: Several hand power tools; 10” table saw 2.5HP; electric grinders; Craftsman 10” table saw; ½” & 3/8” electric drills; side drill; welder; 5 HP air compressor; portable air tank; Homelite XL2 chain saw; horse clippers; hedge trimmers; acetylene torches & gauges; electric staple gun; 2.5HP shop vac; battery charger; Craftsman cut off saw; electric hack saw; 40,000 BTU Reddy heater; industrial ½” drill; 3 ton hydraulic floor jack; sanders; polishers; Craftsman drill bit sharpener; circular saw; air tools; ratchets; impact wrenches; Craftsman 18” trimming weed eaters; Craftsman router; leaf blower; 20” power push lawn mower; squirrel cage; body grinder and more! 6” bench grinder – like new; 2 new chain saws; new wet/dry vac; portable cement mixer. GARAGE & TOOLS: AC/DC electric cooler; magnet towing lights; new miter box; paint sprayer; tool boxes; lots & lots of hand tools; lawn & garden tools; car ramps; kerosene & gas cans; push mower; tow bars; MAC creeper; extension ladders; step ladders; coolers; wheel barrow; Coleman lanterns; 11’8”x11’8” dining canopy; party lights; 10 spd Huffy bike; 3 wheel Trailmate bike with baskets; hose; air hose; lots of nuts, bolts, screws, nails; levels; lots of hardware; grease guns; sink; Igloo; asphalt blades; saw blades; saws; socket sets 1/4”, 3/8”, ½” ¾”; bolt cutters; extension cords; clamps; wrenches; pipe wrenches; electrical, plumbing, carpentry items; 5HP heavy duty drill press; cement tools; jacks & stands; log chains; vices; welding helmets; wire; PVC pipe; breaker boxes; oil; tapes; pry bars; saw horses. Battery operated train; Hot Wheels collection; new cowboy boots. TERMS: cash or check with proper ID. $50 fee plus bank fees of $19 charged on all returned checks plus subject to prosecution!


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Go to under Larry L Lavender for more details and photos. Auctioneers licensed in the State of Ohio Red Wagon Concessions OWNERS: JAN HUNT & TOM ADKINS AUCTIONEER

Larry L. Lavender 937-845-0047 H • 937-875-0475 Cell • Licensed in Favor of the State of Ohio • Clerks: Lavender Family Not responsible for accidents, thefts or typographical mistakes. Any statements made by Auctioneer on sale, may, supercede statements herein, believed to be correct, availability are NOT GUARANTEED BY AUCTIONEER. May I be of Service to You? Please Call ME!

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1997 FORD COACHMAN CATALINA RV New Price, 460 gas engine, slide-out, 34 feet, dual air, generator, 26K original miles, newer tires. (937)773-9526


2001 FORD XLS V6 EXPLORER automatic, Carfax, 4 door, AC, power steering, brakes, windows, locks, tilt, cruise, garaged, no rust, AM/FM, $5,700 OBO (248)694-1242

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

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

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

2003 BUICK LESABRE CUSTOM Very well maintained, excellent condition runs and drives great, $4995 Please call:

2006 BUICK LACROSSE New tires and battery, runs great, 91,000 miles. $7800 or best offer

2010 KAWASAKI NINJA 250R SPECIAL EDITION New condition, only 1700 mi. New Yoshimura exhaust, great gas mile, purchased at Rehmert's. A great graduation gift! $3000 OBO. (937)489-3560

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