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May 26, 2013 Volume 105, No. 125

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Local office says best way to help is to donate money BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer

Remembering the war dead Barton S. Kyle and William Hart Pitsenbarger may not be household names in Miami County. But based on their heroic efforts for the U.S. Armed Forces on behalf of all Americans, they should be. The late veterans are among the many who will be honored Monday on Memorial Day. See Valley, Page B1.

Two local members of the Northern Miami Valley Chapter of the Red Cross are on standby to offer assistance to those in need after last week’s tornado in Moore, Okla., devastated the town. “Our thoughts and sympathy

are with all those impacted by these horrific tornadoes,” said R. Scott Miller, executive director, Northern Miami Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross in a news release last week. “Specialized Red Cross disaster teams are helping now and will be helping for weeks to come as people in Oklahoma recover from these storms.” The American Red Cross is to

MIAMI COUNTY help people in Oklahoma after Monday’s devastating tornadoes with shelter, food, water and supplies, and more workers, supplies and equipment are moving into the area. Phone calls and donations have been pouring in from the local community on how to help the town recover from the aftermath of the tornado, which killed 24 people, destroyed homes, businesses and schools in the town of Moore.

“The best thing people can do to help is to donate money,” said Janice Goodrich, administrator of the Northern Miami Valley Chapter of the Red Cross, which includes both Miami and Shelby counties. “We’ve had a lot of phone calls from people who want to know how to help, and the best way to do that is to donate money for the food, for the clothes and shelter for people.” Goodrich said often people want to buy or donate food and


Marching into the future

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Artists scalp concert tickets NEW YORK (AP) — Kid Rock is a scalper. The 42-year-old Grammy winner, who is launching a summer tour where most tickets are priced at $20, said he’s holding about 1,000 tickets from each show and reselling them on to make up for the cheaper regular price he’s offering. “I’m in the scalping business, but you know what? We told everyone. A lot of artists have been doing this for years behind fans’ backs, taking all these backdoor deals,” he said. See


3,000 runners and bombing victims gathered in light rain to run the final mile of the world’s oldest annual marathon, said Kathleen McGonagle, spokeswoman for those organizing the event known as OneRun. OneRun honors victims and emergency workers and allows runners to reclaim the final mile, McGonagle said. “For the runner that didn’t get the chance to finish the marathon, this is

the Troy Through Lunch Program, children who receive free or reduced lunches during the school year will be able to continue receiving those meals this summer. Along with nutritious lunches, children also receive a helping of fun activities too, beginning June 3. “We don’t just feed the children food for their stomachs — we want to make the summer enjoyable and bridge the gap for school as well,” said Troy Lunch Club Director Ruth Scott. Four locations will provide the meals for the summer program, which began in 1999. Open sites include Garden Manor, Troy Rec, Richard’s Chapel and Lincoln Community Center, which was just added this year. Costs for the meals are reimbursed through the Ohio Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program. Free meals are offered for all children under 18 and all persons determined

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Mackinac Island debates future MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Northern Michigan’s Mackinac Island, which bans cars and yet draws 900,000 visitors each year, is facing key decisions about the development of its tourism industry, which is the island’s lifeblood.

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Troy High School seniors march into Hobart Arena Saturday to participate in graduation exercises. Presentation of the class was given by Principal Bill Overla.

Thousands walk, run final mile of marathon BOSTON (AP) — Rosy Spraker was only a half-mile from the finish line of her seventh Boston Marathon when the bombs went off. She received her medal later in the mail at her Lorton, Va., home. But she couldn’t bring herself to wear it until Saturday, when she and thousands of other athletes joined victims of the blast to run and walk the last mile of the race. “Now I feel like I’ve earned my medal,” Spraker said, beaming, after she crossed the Boylston Street fin-

ish line, encouraged by a cheering crowd. “I wanted to run for the victims, for freedom, to show the world that nothing is going to stop us.” “Somebody that thinks that they’re going to stop a marathoner from running doesn’t understand the mentality of a marathoner,” said her husband, Lesley, after he placed the medal around Spraker’s neck. On April 15, explosions near the finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260. On Saturday morning, about

Honoring the nation’s veterans Communities plan Memorial Day services Staff Report For Vietnam veteran JB Gibson, giving reverence for all fallen soldiers need not be reserved for only Memorial Day. In fact, the former member of the U.S. Marine Corps would like to see Americans reminded of these brave men and women more often. “I think we need to start educating the young people on what all the veterans are about, because a country that forgets its veterans will itself be forgotten,” said Gibson, 63. As captain of the VFW Post No. 5436 Honor Guard, 1 he will speak at Troy’s



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RIGHT: Members of VFW Post No. 6557, 4-H and other volunteers, including Brent Memorial Day service at 10 Paulus of Springfield, place a.m. Monday. a flag on every veteran’s Gibson said Friday he tombstone Wednesday prior plans to discuss “honoring all to Memorial Day at the the veterans and recognizing Village of Pleasant Hill what our nation is all about, Cemetery. “These guys because if we didn’t have the deserve it,” said Paulus, a veterans, we wouldn’t have a 1967 graduate of Newton nation.” High School. The honor guard will start the ceremony on the Adams at the VFW hall, 2220 Street Bridge, followed by LeFevre Road, Troy. Troy city offices and services at Veterans Memorial Park in Riverside Miami County offices will be closed Monday. Troy refuse Cemetery. In the event of bad weather, ceremonies will take place • See MEMORIAL DAY on A2



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Red Cross clothing to local chapters of the Red Cross, but the organization only accepts monetary donations. “There’s nowhere to store the items in disaster areas like Oklahoma,” she said. Goodrich reminds the community that money donated to the Red Cross goes to buys supplies like food, shelter and clothing at the site of disasters like last week’s tornadoes, and even in local aid. “There are costs involved to ship and store the items, so the best thing people can do is donate money so we can buy the supplies locally and provide clothing specific to the people’s needs,” she said. Goodrich said the money donated can be designated to stay local or go to national relief efforts. Those who would like to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods and other crises can

she said. “There’s a new registry on the national Red Cross website that will help people reconnect with loved ones or get more information about their well-being.” The Red Cross has a “Safe and Well” list on its website People can register on the Red Cross Safe and

every day like carrots, celery and cucumbers, as well as their fruit, so they have a full lunch.” Food is transported to the sites in insulated transport equipment to keep it either hot or cold. Each site offers activities different activities for those receiving meals. Garden Manor at 505 Crescent Drive — which serves children specifically — offers a literacy program. “After the children eat, we have a book the children read and then we have an activity for the children to do related to the reading,” Scott said. Speakers are brought in

for topics such as nutrition and fitness, history, art and science. The weekly lunches run from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 3 through Aug. 9. No lunch is served July 4. Richards Chapel, 831 McKaig Road, serves only children, but adults can eat at the adjacent food kitchen. Volunteers can do various games and crafts with the children before and after lunchtime. The program runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 3 through Aug. 9, with the exception of July 4-5.

At Troy Rec, 11 N. Market St., lunch buddies assist children with reading and other activities as part of the lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 3 through July 11. No lunch will be available on July 4. With Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., added this year, sports activities will be added to the mix. The program takes places from 12:151:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 3 through Aug. 9. Lunch will not be available July 4. Anyone interested in volunteering may contact Scott at 335-7169.

Red Cross offers new tornado app Janice Goodrich, administrator of the Northern Miami Valley Chapter of the Red Cross, said one new feature the Red Cross provides is its new “Tornado App.” “We want everyone to be prepared,” Goodrich said. If someone has the Red Cross tornado app on their mobile device, they can use the “I’m Safe” button to let loved ones know they are OK. The app can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross. It includes a high-pitched siren and tornado warning alert that signals when a NOAA tornado warning has been issued, as well as an all-clear alert that lets users know when a tornado warning has expired or has been canceled. Content is preloaded so users have access to critical information even without mobile connectivity, including locations of open Red Cross shelters and the onetouch “I’m Safe” messaging to let loved ones know they are OK through social media outlets. More than a million alerts were sent from the Red Cross tornado app with 340 separate tornado warning/watch notices on Sunday and Monday as tornadoes hit in Oklahoma and other states. make a donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. People can donate by visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. The Northern Miami Valley Red Cross recently aided families displaced by

Rail cars Lunch hit overpass ■ CONTINUED FROM A1 CHAFFEE, Mo. (AP) — A highway overpass in southeast Missouri collapsed early Saturday when rail cars slammed into one of the bridge’s pillars after a cargo train collision, authorities said. Seven people were injured, though none seriously. The bridge collapsed after a Union Pacific train hit the side of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train at a rail intersection. Derailed rail cars then hit columns supporting the Highway M overpass, causing it to buckle and partially collapse. The National Transportation Safety Board launched an investigation into the collision.

last week’s apartment fire on Foss Way in Troy. Goodrich also said she received phone calls on how to check on the status of a loved one when phone lines are down and cell phone service isn’t operating in disaster areas. “We had people call and ask about particular family members in Oklahoma,”

Well website by visiting and clicking on the “List Yourself or Search Registrants” link under “How to Get Help”. Those who can’t access a computer can call 1-800RED CROSS (1-800-7332767) and a Red Cross operator can help them register. Disaster victims can also update their Facebook and Twitter status through the Safe and Well website or visit on their smart phone and click on the “List Yourself as Safe and Well” or “Search for friends and family” link. Goodrich said the chapter also is looking for more volunteers to help provide relief in local and national crisises. “We are always looking to train new volunteers,” Goodrich said. For more information on how to become a Red Cross volunteer, call (937) 3321414.

to be mentally or physically disabled by a state or local public educational agency. Food is prepared at Troy High School under the instruction of Food Service Director Sharon Babcock along with about three volunteers a day from 11 churches. “It’s basically what they get for a school lunch: pizza chicken nuggets, chicken tenders, hot dogs, sausage and pancakes and walking tacos,” Babcock said. “This year we’re going to see to it that besides the hot entree and hot vegetable, we’re also serving fresh vegetables

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• The Troy Civic Band will kick off its 2013 season with a Memorial Day weekend concert at 7 p.m. today at Prouty Plaza in downtown Troy. Co-conductor Bill McIntosh will lead the band in a concert titled “Remembering Our Heroes,” which will feature a salute to the U.S. Armed Forces, the premiere of an original work by Ohio composer Tad Stewart, entitled John Wayne: American Hero, and selections by Sousa, Fillmore and others. Two soloists will be featured on the program, clarinetist Troy City School Associate Director of Bands Molly Venneman and THS grad and trombonist Richard Mitchell. Wear patriotic shirts and caps and bring lawn chairs. For more information, call 3351178. • The Tipp City Com-

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Participants are asked to wear patriotic attire. The event is free. For more information, call 335-1178. • Christiansburg Fire Company will hold its 32nd annual Memorial Day parade and services beginning with the parade at 11:30 a.m. Monday. Services will follow at Smith Cemetery. The speaker will be Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin S. Tabeli. The parade will include the Graham High School Marching Band, local fire departments and antique cars and anyone wishing to participate. The line up will be a the Christiansburg Park at 11 a.m. • The Covington Memorial parade and veterans services will begin with the parade at 1 p.m. Monday at Walnut and High streets to Highland Cemetery where services

Jordan will speak. •Casstown United Methodist Church, 102 Center St., will offer its annual Memorial Day luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. The menu will include a variety of sandwiches, assorted salads and desserts, ice cream and beverages. All items are sold a la carte and carry-outs will be available. The church is handicapped accessible. • The Mission Committee at Fletcher United Methodist Church once again will serve a Memorial Day lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the church. This year’s menu includes homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, assorted sandwiches, salads, desserts, strawberry shortcake and drinks. The money raised will help to support mission projects throughout the year.

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run down this street and see all the people cheering,” said OneRun organizer J. Alain Ferry, who was prevented from completing his ninth consecutive Boston Marathon on April 15 and ran the final mile Saturday. “There were a lot of tears,” Ferry said, clutching his 2013 marathon bib, with

the number 22084. “And I can feel in my throat that there are going to be more. This was a scab for everyone that just was not healing.” While the event was not a fundraiser, donations from some corporate sponsors covered OneRun operating costs, McGonagle said.

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Church) and 10:30 a.m. at Miami Memorial Cemetery, where U.S. • CIVIC BAND: The Rep. Jim Jordan will Troy Civic Band will kick speak. off its 2013 season with Civic agendas Community the Memorial Day week• Tipp City Board of end concert at 7 p.m. at Calendar Education will meet at 7 Prouty Plaza in downtown p.m. at the board office, Troy. Co-conductor Bill CONTACT US 90 S. Tippecanoe Drive. McIntosh will lead the Call 667-8444 for more band in a concert titled information. “Remembering Our • Covington Village Heroes,” which will feature Call Melody Council will meet at 7 p.m. a salute to the U.S. Armed at Town Hall. Vallieu at Forces, the premiere of an • The Covington Street 440-5265 to original work by Ohio Committee will meet composer Tad Stewart, list your free immediately following the titled John Wayne: regular council meeting. calendar American Hero, and • Brown Township items.You selections by Sousa, Board of Trustees will Fillmore and others. Two can send meet at 8 p.m. in the soloists will be featured your news by e-mail to Township Building in on the program, clarinetist Conover. Troy City School • The Union Township Associate Director of Trustees will meet at 1:30 Bands Molly Venneman p.m. in the Township and THS grad and tromBuilding, 9497 Markley bonist Richard Mitchell. Wear patriotic Road, P.O. Box E, Laura. Call 698-4480 shirts and caps and bring lawn chairs. for more information. For more information, call 335-1178.



• DEDICATION AND FLAG RAISING: The Tipp City Community Band, directed by Gail Ahmed, will provide music for the statue dedication and outdoor military ceremony at 2 p.m. at the Gazebo in Veterans Memorial Park, southeast corner of Hyatt and Main Street, Tipp City. Participants are asked to wear patriotic attire. The event is free. For more information, call 335-1178. • ADVENTURE SERIES: The Miami County Park District will have its Meet the Adventure Puppets program from 1-4 p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Participants can meet Freddy the Frog, Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Sammy Snail, Ollie Otter, Benny the Bee, Squeaky Mouse and more. The Miami County Park District Puppeteers will be at the falls having fun. Let your imagination take a journey as you learn about nature. Register for the program online at www.miamicountyparks, email to or call (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104. • BREAKFAST SET: The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit No. 586 will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 811 a.m. for $6. Items available will be eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, hash browns, toast, waffles, pancakes, fruit, french toast, biscuits, cinnamon rolls and juice. • CHICKEN BARBECUE: The Pleasant Hill Newton Township Fireman’s Association will hold its spring chicken barbecue beginning at 11 a.m. at the firehouse. Donated baked goods are invited. Proceeds will be used for the purchase of fire and rescue equipment. • WILDFLOWER WALK: A spring wildflower walk will be at 2:30 p.m. at Aullwood, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Meet at the center.

MONDAY • MEMORIAL DAY: The VFW Post No. 5436 Honor Guard will have Memorial Day services beginning at 10 a.m. on the Adams Street Bridge, continuing to Veterans Memorial Park in Riverside Cemetery where services to honor veterans will continue. In case of inclement weather, ceremonies will take place at the VFW hall, 2220 LeFevre Road, Troy. City and county offices will be closed. City refuse collection and curbside recycling will be delayed one day. • TENDERLOINS AND FRIES: The American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will offer a tenderloin sandwich with fries for $5 from 6-7:30 p.m. • MEMORIAL DAY: The Casstown, Lostcreek and Elizabeth Township Memorial Day program will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Casstown Cemetery. The speaker will be Evan Garber, pastor of Cove Spring Church in Elizabeth Township. The parade will form at the old Casstown Fire Department in Casstown on State Route 589 at 10 a.m. and proceed to the cemetery. Children are encouraged to decorate their bikes and participate. • LUNCHEON SET: Casstown United Methodist Church, 102 Center St., will offer its annual Memorial Day luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will include a variety of sandwiches, assorted salads and desserts, ice cream and beverages. All items are sold a la carte and carry-outs will be available. The church is handicapped accessible. • LUNCH OFFERED: The Mission Committee at Fletcher United Methodist Church will once again serve a Memorial Day Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. This year’s menu includes homemade noodles, mashed potatoes, assorted sandwiches, salads, desserts, strawberry shortcake and drinks. The money raised will help to support mission projects throughout the year. • PARADE AND SERVICES: Christiansburg Fire Company will hold its 32nd annual Memorial Day parade and services begnning with the parade at 11:30 a.m. Services will follow at Smith Cemetery. The speaker will be Champaign County Prosecutor Kevin S. Tabeli. • VETERAN SERVICES: The Covington Memorial parade and veterans services will begin with the parade at 1 p.m. at Walnut and High streets to Highland Cemetery where services will be held, followed by services at Stillwater River-Covington Park. Services also will be at 9 a.m. at Bloomer Cemetery (Frieden’s Lutheran

WEDNESDAY • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troy Country Club. Barbara Holman, executive director of the Miami County Family Abuse Shelter, will give an overview of the shelter and its impact on the community. For more information, contact Donn Craig, vice president, at (937) 418-1888. • FORECLOSURE PREVENTION: Learn information that can assist in saving your home during a program from 4-7 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. Learn about the available financial resources in the community, housing counseling agencies, the dangers of mortgage rescue scams and how you can qualify for assistance. • STROKE SCREENING: A free stroke screening will be offered at Upper Valley Cardiology, 3006 N. County Road 25-A, Suite 104, Troy. Screenings will include total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), blood sugar, blood pressure, listening to carotid arteries and Custom Stroke Risk Assessment. Counseling with a stroke nurse will be available for those found at risk. No fasting is required for these screenings. Appointments are required. To schedule a time, call CareFinders at 1-866-608-FIND (3463). The free screenings are sponsored by Upper Valley Medical Center in conjunction with Premier Community Health.

THURSDAY • BOOK DISCUSSION: The MiltonUnion Library book discussion will begin at 3 p.m. and will discuss “Sweet Salt Air,” by Barbara Delinsky. For more information, call (937) 698-5515. • PIZZA DAY: The Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. First St., will have pizza day at noon for a donation. • MEATLOAF DINNER: The Troy American Legion will offer meatloaf, scalloped potatoes and corn or green beans for $8 from 5-7:30 p.m. • DINE TO DONATE: Treat yourself to some ice cream while helping the wildlife ambassadors at Brukner. Coldstone Creamery will donate a percentage of all sales to Brukner Nature Center from 6-9 p.m. Participants also will get a chance to meet one of the center’s wildlife ambassadors up close and personal from 68:30 p.m. • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning discovery walk for adults will be from 8-9:30 a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom Hissong, education coordinator, will lead walkers as they experience the wonderful seasonal changes taking place. Bring binoculars.

FRIDAY • FRIDAY DINNERS: Dinner will be offered from 5-8 p.m. at the Covington VFW Post 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington. Choices will include a $12 New York strip steak, broasted chicken, fish, shrimp and sandwiches, all made-toorder. • SEAFOOD DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a threepiece fried fish dinner, 21-piece fried shrimp or a fish/shrimp combo with french fries and coleslaw for $6 from 67:30 p.m. Frog legs, when available, will be $10.

SATURDAY • CREATURE FEATURE: Brukner Nature Center will present “Big Brown Bat” from 2-3 p.m. Join staff and volunteers as they discuss the importance of bats to humans and how recent population declines indicate they need us as much as we need them. Free with admission to the center. • STRAWBERRY BREAKFAST: Come to breakfast before the Strawberry Festival parade at First United Church of Christ, corner of South Market and Canal streets, Troy, from 7:30-9 a.m. The breakfast includes french toast, sausage, hash brown casserole, fresh fruit, cereal for children and beverages; coffee, tea, milk and orange juice. Donations will be accepted. Use the Canal Street entrance where the church is handicapped accessible.

Clark wins at beef show MARYSVILLE — The 2012-2013 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Beef Exhibitor Show Total program wrapped up May 11 with its annual awards banquet held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. “The banquet is a time to celebrate the many achievements of our BEST participants, both in and out of the show ring,” said Stephanie Sindel, B.E.S.T. coordinator. “Each participant is recognized for their hard work by family, friends and BEST supporters alike.”

Several representatives from program sponsors were on hand to help present awards totaling more than $35,000 in belt buckles, furniture, show materials and other awards. This year’s BEST program featured 16 sanctioned shows that weaved its way across the state. More than 525 head of market animals and heifers were shown and 355 youth participated. Madison Clark of Covington won Reserve Champion Crossbred Heifer. She is the daughter

of Scott and Shannon Clark. B.E.S.T. is a youth program of the OCA that recognizes Ohio’s junior beef exhibitors through a series of shows. Juniors who participate in these sanctioned shows earn points for their placing at each show. The OCA BEST program promotes educating Ohio’s juniors about the beef industry’s issues and rewards the successful accomplishments and hard work of those junior beef producers.

Collapse raises concerns about Ohio bridge safety COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio has 278 bridges similar to the one that collapsed on in Washington this week, sending cars and people into the water below. Although state transportation officials point out that Washington’s bridge collapse was caused by a truck driver who hit a girder not a failing bridge the accident renews concerns about bridge safety as ages infrastructure throughout the country and Ohio. “What happened in Washington could happen anywhere, and it’s going to happen over and over again,” Mark Policinski, executive director of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments the region’s top transportation planning agency told The Cincinnati Enquirer. “You don’t have to be a doom and gloomer to see that,” Policinski said. “You just have to be a realist. These structures are way behind their lifespan. You have to have the political will to say this has to be a national priority, and what we have to develop first is the will to do what’s right to protect people’s lives.” Of Ohio’s 44,000 bridges, 278 are similar to the one that collapsed in Washington, according to the County Engineers Association of Ohio. They are known as through-truss bridges and damage to one key piece could bring down an entire span. In Washington on Thursday, a truck that was too tall for the span hit a girder, causing the bridge to collapse. Two cars fell into the Skagit River below. Nobody was killed. The bridge had been deemed “functionally obsolete,” or not meeting current design standards. Across Ohio, 5,761 of about 26,900 county-maintained bridges are considered functionally obsolete or structurally deficient,

Construction in progress COLUMBUS (AP) — State transportation officials are reminding Memorial Day drivers of Ohio’s roughly 1,000 construction zones. Ohio’s Department of Transportation says construction work may be suspended over the holiday in many work zones, but some restrictions could impact drivers. Transportation Director Jerry Wray is warning of possible crashes and slowdowns around the sites. He encourages drivers to ease their speed around the construction zones and wear a seat belt. In central Ohio, near Columbus, drivers will see the reduced speed of 45 mph through parts of construction on Interstates 71 and 670. The Interstate 90 Innerbelt Bridge through downtown Cleveland remains open, though multiple ramps along the downtown corridor are closed. Permanent work zone restrictions remain in place on Interstate 75 in Hamilton County, but work is suspended over the holiday.

Fred Pausch, executive director of the state county engineers association, told The Columbus Dispatch. Today, bridges are built with a 50-year life expectancy, Pausch said, but many are older. Five in central Ohio are more than 100 years old. In the Cincinnati area and in northern Kentucky just across the Ohio River, the Enquirer reports that nearly 100 bridges are either so old or have such significant defects that they require weight limits. Like the Washington bridge that collapsed, the 50-year-old Brent Spence Bridge, which spans the Ohio River between Cincinnati and northern Kentucky and is the region’s most heavily traveled bridge, has been listed as functionally obsolete. The bridge has narrow

lanes, no emergency shoulders and limited visibility on the lower deck. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and the Cincinnati business community have been pushing for a new bridge to be built. A finance plan is not in place. Federal earmarks have been banned, and Northern Kentucky state lawmakers have resisted passing legislation they fear would lead to tolling the Kentucky-owned bridge. In Cleveland, the rusting Inner Belt Bridge over the Cuyahoga River is in “serious condition,” inspectors reported, and the Ohio Department of Transportation which has spent $10 million to bolster weak sections, advises trucks not to use it, according to the Plain Dealer.



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In Our View Miami Valley Sunday News Editorial Board FRANK BEESON / Group Publisher DAVID FONG / Executive Editor



Question: Do you plan to attend this year’s Troy Strawberry Festival? Watch for final poll results in next Sunday’s Miami Valley Sunday News.

Last week’s question: Should this year’s Troy Strawberry Festival have been held in downtown Troy or on the levee? Results: Levee: 43%

Downtown Troy: 57% Watch for a new poll question in next Sunday’s Miami Valley Sunday News.

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EDITORIAL ROUNDUP The Oklahoman on exporting natural gas: It isn’t much in the grand scheme of things, but considering the Obama administration’s loathing of non-green energy sources, the news that a Texas company may soon be allowed to ship natural gas overseas is cause for some celebration. The United States is awash in natural gas, which has depressed the market and led natural gas companies in Oklahoma and elsewhere to direct more of their resources toward finding and producing oil. However, the demand for natural gas is great overseas. The administration has been cool to the idea of approving construction of liquefied natural gas export facilities, something U.S. Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, has sought to change. The cold shoulder toward LNG is a bow to environmentalists who, as part of their anti-fossil fuel efforts, have fought any move to establish these facilities. But last week the Energy Department gave conditional approval to a plan to let Freeport LNG Expansion L.P. export up to 1.4 billion cubic feet of LNG per day from its terminal south of Houston. It’s only the second such project to win the administration’s approval; the other was for a terminal in Louisiana. More than 20 other proposals are on the table from energy companies eager to tap the overseas market. Clearing the backlog could result in about 40 percent of the current U.S. natural gas production being exported. This could eventually push natural gas prices up, which would pinch consumers but also would benefit Oklahoma companies and state revenues. Seattle Times on freedom of the press: On his first full day in office, President Obama declared “a new era of openness,” supposedly easing access to federal records and lifting the pall of secrecy that hovered over the George W. Bush White House. Just words. By some measures, Obama has been the worst modern president for press freedom. His administration has filed an unprecedented six criminal cases against whistle-blowers, accusing leakers of espionage when, as in the case of Thomas Drake, they were intent on exposing government waste. The recent seizure of records for 20 phone lines for Associated Press reporters and editors further tarnishes this record. This is a breathtaking intrusion into the work of investigative journalism. Without a warrant, the Justice Department seized two months worth of phone records, including personal cellphones. AP was denied a chance to fight it in court. The last time a journalist’s phone records were seized without warrant was 2001, according to the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press. Such intrusions do violence to investigative journalism, especially in the complex world of national-security reporting. Who will call a reporter with a sensitive tip if a warrantless DOJ subpoena lurks in the background? Tension is inherent between journalists covering national security and the government’s duty to protect. That balance has required discretion by journalists — the AP held its story on the failed al-Qaida plot for five days, until the CIA said there was no security threat — and restraint by the executive branch. The AP phone scandal suggests the balance has tipped badly against the First Amendment. At the request of a chastened White House, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, is drafting a national reporter shield law. A good shield law, such as one passed in Washington state in 2007, would vigorously protect journalists from having to reveal sources or information and put the burden on the government to find information with other means. Washington Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell recognize the need for a shield law, and should resist attempts to water down the bill. Respecting the First Amendment requires more than empty words.

THEY SAID IT “I knew I wanted to cheer at a Division I school — I wanted to go to a big school. I looked at about five schools, but the moment I stepped on campus, UC just felt like home. I didn’t want to be too far away — I wanted to be somewhere close. Cincinnati just felt like the perfect fit for me.” — Troy High School junior Alexis Mills, who is graduating from high school a year early to become a cheerleader at the University of Cincinnati “I just wanted to graduate with my class — that’s been my goal from day one. I rolled right back to school. No breaks.” — Miami East High School graduate Cory Monnin, who graduated with his class, despite being in a moped accident his freshman year after which doctors said he would never walk or talk again “People treat you different when you dress nice. When I dress nice, it makes me feel good and gives me more confidence.” — Recent Troy High School graduate Alec Gunter, on his decision to wear a suit and tie to school every day since his sophomore year

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Jury duty turns out to be a random affirmation There are times when I’m feeling down, when I’m questioning my own self worth or the path I’ve taken in life. Then something happens — it can be something little, or something so surreal and random that it’s mind-blowing — that drives home the fact that I’m awesome, and I’m right where I’m supposed to be. Who would have thought that jury duty would be one of those things? But there I was recently, answering the call to perform my civic duty in a common pleas courtroom going through the process of jury selection. I was already annoyed — I had tried to call ahead and get bumped to the next cycle because I had two work assignments to cover that day (one at the same time, one later in the day), but they weren’t excusing any more people, they said. So I went into the courtroom hoping that my “lack of focus due to stressing out over getting my work covered” would get them to choose someone more able to serve. Then he walked in, and it was like seeing a ghost. The defendant — who I will not name to protect the innocent, much like they did on Dragnet — was someone I knew from when we were

Josh Brown Sunday Columnist children. He and his brother (who has spent time in jail in the last few years) grew up across the street from my family when I was between 10 and 14 years old. I don’t think I’ve ever been so dumbfounded. Funny how those memories and feelings from when you’re that age are basically non-existent on a daily basis, but one chance meeting brings them all right back. The time he and his brother had drilled my brother Dan in the face with a basketball. The times we’d found our “missing” toys in their house while visiting. All the times they had gotten us blamed for something they did. Suddenly, I didn’t care about making it to work. I wanted to stay and hear all of the details of the trial and help put away this guy for whatever he had done wrong

because of my personal feelings about him … … Which is the very definition of bias. So I told the judge exactly what I felt. That, even at that age, I had known the kind of people he and his brother were and exactly how they would turn out as adults. And that once I read in the paper that he had been busted for the thing he was now on trial for, it just confirmed all of my preconceived notions about him — which completely made me unfit to be a juror in the case. Luckily for me — and the defendant, although I doubt it helped him in the end — the judge and attorneys agreed, as I was not chosen to be on the jury. It’s just funny to think about, though. We grew up near only a few kids our age in that neighborhood, so we were pretty much forced to be friends with them. Of that group, all have been or are still in jail. The guy who would count as my best friend? He, his older brother and his dad all slept with the same underage girl a few years back. This guy’s brother has been in and out of jail for years now, and it appears he’s headed there himself. I’ll tell you what, though. It’s no miracle my brothers and I didn’t turn out the same way.

Because “nurture” doesn’t have nearly as much to do with things as “nature.” My brothers and I were just born to better people, born into a family with a long line of not being dirtbags and criminals. Sure, we were raised better, too, but that’s as much a result of our parents’ genes as it is their parenting. Who we associated with had no bearing on the type of people we’d grow up to be. We were just genetically predispositioned to be decent human beings. You always hear kids saying “thank goodness I got out of that neighborhood. Who knows how I would have turned out?” You turned out exactly like you would have if you’d stayed there. Because the people who surround you don’t necessarily have to drag you down with them. And as for them? Well, they were just destined to turn out the way they did, too. So no matter how down I get on myself at times, I just need to remember where I came from, where I ended up — and where everyone else from there ended up. Right where we were always headed. TDN Sports Editor Josh Brown appears Sundays. Dun duh dun dun. Man, I miss “Dragnet.”


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DONALD BALDWIN ALLEN WEST MILTON — Donald Baldwin Allen, 89, of West Milton, passed away at Hospice of Dayton on May 23, 2013. Born and raised in Beaver Falls, Pa., Don is a veteran of World War II who spent his life dedicated to family, friends, community and church. ALLEN Upon discharge from the Army, Don earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Geneva College, went on to work for Alcoa and then took over a family brick business. Don reinvented the job of economic developer at DP&L during the 1960s and ’70s, which resulted in far-reaching international and local business relationships that continue to flourish today. After retirement, Don worked for the City of Piqua and the Village of West Milton, as well as many other side projects with a focus on improving business conditions for others. He has been a volunteer and coordinator for numerous charities, and religious organizations. He most recently was an active member of Hoffman UMC, where he was a founding member of Grandma’s Kitchen, and chairman of the building committee of the Activity Center. He was the founder of the Wat Farrar Golf Classic, an Honor Flight inductee, and was tireless in his efforts in fundraising. His charitable works are far too numerous to list. He is survived by his wife Nancy (Farrar) Allen;

his brother David Andrew Allen; sisters-in-Law Joele Allen and Edna Allen; daughter Holly Jane Perna (Albert Perna) and daughter Tracy Lynn Denardo; four stepchildren, Barbara Farrar-May (David May), Wendy Farrar Black (Martin Black), Amy Farrar Karch (Barry Karch) and William Farrar (Jody Jason-Farrar); grandchildren, Tony Denardo (Sarah), Maria Denardo, Shannon Welch (Edwin), Justine Prothro, Cy Prothro (Celeste), Andrew May, Emily May, Brandon Grant, Lauren Karch, Samuel Crews, Kathryn Crews and Romy Farrar; and five greatgrandchildren. Don is preceded in death by his parents, Milton Alvin Allen Sr. and Mabel Baldwin Allen; brothers, Milton Alvin Jr. “Teed” Allen and Melford Joseph “Joe” Allen; sister Mary Jeannette Allen; his first wife Jean (Rhodes) Allen; and his son, Grant Thomas Allen. Don will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be from 58 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton. Funeral services will be at Hoffman United Methodist Church in West Milton at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29. Burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to Hoffman Memorial Fund, 201 S. Main St., West Milton OH 45383.

BELVA P. AVEY TROY — Belva P. Avey, age 89, of Troy, Ohio, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Koester Pavilion, Troy, Ohio. She was born Dec. 27, 1923, in Mason County, W.Va., to the late Connie and Edith (Shank) Buckle. She is survived by her two sisters, Thelma Sims of Canal Winchester and Betty Duncan of Columbus. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in

death by her brothers, Clayton Buckle, Lester Buckle, John Buckle and Kenneth Buckle; and sisters, Ethel Martin and Bonnie Bowcott. Mrs. Avey retired from A.O. Smith in Tipp City. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at the Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Vandalia. Friends may express condolences to the family through www.baird

JUNE E. MOTTER PIQUA — June E. Motter, 86, of Piqua, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at 2:57 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at the Wood Glen Alzheimer’s Community, Dayton. She was born Dec. 16, 1926, in Piqua to the late George and Catherine MOTTER (Gorsuch) Shoemaker. She married Charles M. Motter June 21, 1947, in Piqua; he preceded her in death August 13, 2004. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara (Gerald) Maul of Dayton, Lou (Phil) McQueen of Troy, Sandy (Ed) Adamson of East Liverpool; five grandchildren, Jerry and Alex Maul, Kelly (Brian) Randles, Kim (Jason) Click and Stacy (Jordan) Williams; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Motter. Mrs. Motter attended

Piqua City Schools and was a wonderful homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical & Reformed Church. A service to honor her life will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Keith Gebhart officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3797 Summit Glen Drive, Suite G100, Dayton, OH 45449, or St. Paul’s Evangelical & Reformed Church, 500 N. Downing St., Piqua, OH 45356. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci. com.

RONALD A. MOTE PIQUA — Ronald A. Mote, 53, of Piqua, Ohio, passed away Thursday evening, May 23, 2013, at his residence. He was born on Sept. 14, 1959, in Piqua, to Rodger A. Mote and the late Johanna (Fries) Wortman. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Annette (Shuman) Mote; father and step mother, Rodger A. and Sally Mote of Casstown, Ohio; one daughter, Cameo Amanda Mote and fiancé, Joe Robinson of Georgetown, Ohio; two sons and a daughter-inlaw, Jessi Ashley Mote of Huber Heights, Ohio, and Roland Andrew and Nicole Mote of Piqua; one granddaughter, Jenisys A. Mote; and two

grandsons, Coner A. Robinson and Rylan A. Mote. He was preceded in death by his mother. Ron was a 1977 graduate of Miami East High School and a member of Hurst/Olds Club of America. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Chaplain Pam Linderson officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Miami County Habitat for Humanity. Friends may express condolences to the family through www.baird

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Man who collapsed at marathon thankful

AKRON (AP) — A Canton man who went into cardiac arrest during a halfmarathon last weekend in TIPP CITY — Margarita throughout her life. “Margie” Garcia, 62, of Mass of Christian burial Cleveland wants to find and thank the emergency workTipp City, entered into will be at 10:30 a.m. ers who saved his life. eternal rest suddenly, Tuesday, May 28, at St. Richard Strain said that Wednesday, May 22, John the Baptist Catholic he felt what he thought was 2013, at Upper Valley Church, 753 S. Hyatt St., heartburn about a mile into Medical Center, Troy. Tipp City, with the Rev. Cleveland’s half-marathon Born May 16, 1950, in Brownsville, Texas, to Fr. R. Marc Sherlock, cel- last Sunday. He made it Tomas and Ester ebrant. Burial to follow in another five miles before the pain became so severe that (Galvan) Garcia. St. John’s Cemetery. he was forced to start walkShe is preceded in Visitation will be from 6ing. death by her mother in 8 p.m. Monday at Frings Strain doesn’t remember 2003. and Bayliff Funeral much after that. Margie is survived by Home, 327 W. Main St., The 45-year-old woke up her father; devoted and loving sisters, Virginia Tipp City, OH 45371, and in a hospital emergency room coughing up blood, Garcia, McAllen, Texas, one hour prior to the gasping for air and surand Ciria “Cee Cee” and service at the church. rounded by doctors and her husband Jack Griffin, Contributions may be nurses. Tipp City. She was a made in loving memory “I was like, ‘What the hell devoted aunt to Alyssa, happened to me?’?” Strain Ginger and Curtis Griffin; of Margarita to Miami County Animal Shelter. told the Akron Beacon and great aunt to Alexandra Griffin and We love you Margie and Journal on Friday in the cardiac intensive-care unit Griffin Permenter. your passing has left a at MetroHealth Medical She is also survived by void in all our lives. We her family at Troy Dialysis will forever hold you dear Center, where he was surrounded by his parents and Center and her constant in our hearts and knowgirlfriend. 4-legged companions, ing that you are without He said he has no memoCalli, Zoe, Samie and pain and in God’s arms is ry of the emergency workers Felix, along with many a comfort to us all. friends she made on the race course who

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Joan Richmond of Meadow Rise Farm bags some fresh produce for a customer in Columbus May 18. Long before customers arrive at a farmers market and map out a plan of attack, the market managers and farmers engage in a little choreography of their own. The managers carefully arrange vendors, aiming to provide an appealing mix for customers.

Vendor locations matter at Ohio farmers markets COLUMBUS (AP) — Long before customers arrive at a farmers market and map out a plan of attack, the market managers and farmers engage in a little choreography of their own. The managers carefully arrange vendors, aiming to provide an appealing mix for customers so the market doesn’t offer stall after stall of, say, ripe red tomatoes. The farmers, meanwhile, seek to secure a high-traffic spot in the hope of selling all or most of their goods. Each market season, from mid-May to early or late October, the dance between the two becomes a delicate balancing act that, on the best days, plays out harmoniously. “It tends to work organically,” Linda Foor, manager of the Uptown Westerville Farmers Market, said of the selection and placement of vendors. To attract customers, she said, she tries to put a vendor selling flowers near the street bordering the parking lot of the market open on Wednesdays. She intersperses the 20 or so other stalls, she said, by “sweet” (fruits and baked goods) and “savory” (cheese and vegetables). At larger markets, the vendor arrangement gets more complicated. Laura Zimmerman manages the Clintonville Farmers’ Market where, at its peak on Saturday mornings, 52 vendors line the west side of N. High Street from Orchard Lane to Dunedin Road. “The primary factor is creating a good mix within the market,” she said. “I don’t want to put two maple-syrup producers next to each other. But we might put a baker next to a jam-maker. “Part of it is producer requests,” she said, referring to the farmers and vendors. Joan Richmond of Meadow Rise Farm in Richland County prefers the Donatos parking lot, at the Orchard Lane end of the market where she creates a little courtyard. “I can sell from three sides of the booth,” she said. “That’s been fabulous for me. When I have everything in August and September heirloom tomatoes, squash and greens it helps me to be able to have the booth space.” When a producer resists a stall placement, Zimmerman said, she tries to resolve the problem. “I don’t have a waiting list for a single spot,” she said, but some spots better suit certain producers. Mary Bridgman of Bridgman Farm in Washington Court House, for example, didn’t like her location in front of Global Gallery for physical reasons. “There’s a grassy knoll there,” she said. “Everything is at a slant. When we would weigh the tomatoes, they would roll off the scale.” Zimmerman moved her this year to the front of

Karen Wickliff Books, where, on level ground, Bridgman sells chard, turnips, radishes and later in the season dozens of varieties of tomatoes. Overall, though, Bridgman thinks the location matters less at crowded markets such as Clintonville. “At a busy market, the more customers you have, the less it matters where the stall is,” she said. “At the smaller markets, there are fewer people and the gateway stall is important.” At the smaller North Market farmers market, where she also sells on Saturday mornings, Bridgman struggled with various locations. “At North Market, I think a gateway spot (near one of the entrances from the parking lot) helps,” she said. After moving four or five times, she said, she is satisfied next to Rhoads Farm, just one spot from the central entrance. Market manager Peggy Outcalt, meanwhile, thinks the smallness of the North Market effort makes location there less important. “The shoppers walk the entire farmers market,” she said. “They develop relationships to the farmers. That determines more for the customer than the location.” Most of the market managers consider the consistency of a location one of the biggest draws for farmers. “Once we place a vendor, we try to keep them in the same spot,” said Foor, of Westerville. “It helps them immensely to be in the same spot.” Adam Schroeder, manager of the Pearl Market, agrees. “A customer may not remember a name or a face or a logo, but they’ll walk to the same area,” he said of the customers at the Downtown market, on Tuesday and Friday afternoons in Pearl Alley. Location consistency poses a challenge at the Worthington Farmers Market, Jaime Moore said. Richmond of Meadow Rise Farm, new this year to the popular Saturday morning market, might have to change spots three or four times, Moore acknowledged. Participation in the mammoth market, however, is worth the trouble, Richmond said. “You pay your dues,” she said. Moore has a waiting list of 30 to 40 vendors who want to join the 80-plus who already line the quarter-mile of High Street from Dublin-Granville Road south to well past New England Avenue. “We’ve added about 20 new vendors this year, although they’re not all weekly,” she said. “Some are completely unique: a frozen-fruit Popsicle vendor, frozen dessert person (dairy-free, nut-free). We’ve added things that are completely different.”




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■ Baseball

• BASKETBALL: The Troy Boys Basketball Camp will run from June 4-7 at the Trojan Activities Center. Times will be 9 a.m. to noon for grades 1-4 and 14 p.m. for grades 5-8. The cost is $55, with checks payable to Troy Basketball Parents Association. Camp forms are available at all Troy City Schools, or you can sign up on the first day of camp. For more information, contact coach Tim Miller at 332-6710 or 339-6576. • BASKETBALL: Troy High School girls basketball will be hosting a twoday girls basketball camp on June 3-4 for girls entering grades 1-8 at Troy High School’s new gymnasium. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and lunch will be provided. The cost of the camp is $55, and arrangements can be made. Girls from anywhere are welcome. If interested, email coach Nathan Kopp at or call him at (937) 469-2531. • BASKETBALL: Troy Christian girls basketball will run an elementary camp for grades 1-6 from 10 a.m. to noon June 10-14. The cost is $35. There is also a junior high camp for grades 7-8 from 1-3 p.m. June 10-14. The cost is $35. For more information, contact Dick Steineman at (937) 451-1723. • GOLF: The Milton-Union Bulldog Golf Classic, sponsored by the MiltonUnion Education Foundation, will take place June 22 at Beechwood Golf Course. The tournament is a Texas scramble with a noon shotgun start. The cost is $80 per person or $300 per foursome. The deadline to register is June 15. • BASEBALL: The Dayton Docs will hold a two-day youth baseball camp for children ages 8-14. It will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 13 and 21 at Wright State University’s Nischwitz Stadium.The cost is $55. For more information, call (937) 423-3053 or visit • GOLF: The Tippecanoe boys basketball program will host a golf outing at 11:30 a.m. June 28 at Homestead Golf Course. Proceeds will benefit the Tippecanoe boys basketball program, and Hickory River Barbecue and drinks will be provided. Visit and click on “Golf” to download a registration form.

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Covington’s Carly Shell looks at her time as she crosses the finish line Saturday at the Division III district meet. Shell, a freshman, broke the district record with a time of 11:25.50.

Bucc boys repeat as district champs Area’s best compete for regional berths BY COLIN FOSTER Sports Writer Down one of its top runners, the Covington boys track team repeated as Division III district champs. A few district records were broken by a pair of Covington girls.


Troy’s Ian Nadolny tags out a Lakota East player at home during a Division I district title game Saturday at Western Hills High School.

Wheels come off

WEDNESDAY Softball Division IV Regional at Tippecanoe Newton vs. Triad (5 p.m.) Track Division I Regional Troy, Tippecanoe, Piqua (4 p.m.) Division III Regional at Piqua Bethel, Bradford, Covington, Lehman, Miami East, Newton, Troy Christian (4 p.m.) THURSDAY Baseball Division II Regional at University of Dayton Tippecanoe vs. Franklin (2 p.m.) Softball Division III Regional at Wright State Miami East vs. Clermont Northeastern (5 p.m.) Division IV Regional at Tippecanoe Covington vs. Marion Local (5 p.m.) Track Division II Regional at Welcome Stadium Milton-Union (4 p.m.)

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Bulldogs 4th at district, set for state Even after losing both matched on Saturday, Milton-Union’s Matt Brumbaugh still enjoyed the second day of the Division II district tournament a little more than last year’s second day. See Page A8.

M-U 4x400, Martin advance to regional The Milton-Union boys 4x400 team has made it back to the Division II regional again. It’s becoming a yearly tradition. The team of Kyle Swartz, Skyler Deeter, Zach Pricer and Joe Thoele finished second with a time of 3:31.05 at the district meet Saturday at Graham High School. Versailles won in a time of 3:25.75. See Page A9.

■ Baseball

Devils top Knights for title

Their first tournament win in four years. Their first sectional championship in even longer. A huge upset over one of the topranked teams in the state. One nightmarishly bad inning isn’t enough to taint all of the Troy Trojans’ accomplishments this season. The worst it could do was put an end to it. After Troy had roared back to take the lead in its Division I district championship game on a

Staff Reports MASON — Tippecanoe didn’t know much about Alter heading into Saturday’s Division II district title game. “The big thing is we never see them (Alter) because they play a lot down south,” Tippecanoe coach Bruce Cahill said. “But

CINCINNATI two-run double by Ian Nadolny in the top of the fifth, the wheels came off in the bottom of the inning as it handed Lakota East six unearned runs after an uncharacteristically poor frame defensively, and the Thunderhawks took advantage in a 7-3 victory at Western Hills High School’s gorgeous field. Lakota East (26-3) scored its six runs in the bottom of the fifth on five walks, three costly errors and only two hits. “We got behind by a run (in

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Corrine Melvin and the Miami East girls relay teams had a big day. Youngsters shined for the Troy Christian Eagles, while Lehman’s Sarah Titterington and Justin Stewart dominated their respective events. It was a good day for all area athletes competing at the Division III district meet at


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May 26, 2013

■ Track and Field

One bad inning ends Troy’s season in district final

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MIAMI COUNTY they have a lot of seniors, I think they start seven. They had their No. 1 pitcher on the mound. They are a good team, so we expected a battle.” And a battle is exactly what the Red Devils got. Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth, Tipp put together a

Troy’s Alex Magoteaux makes a throw to first Saturday.

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■ Softball

A better memory Vikings outlast Madison for district title BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor Miami East got a chance to do something not many teams do. Overwrite a bad memory with a better one. Senior pitcher Paige Kiesewetter scattered five hits and a walk over eight shutout innings, but Madison’s Katie Sturgis matched her — through STAFF PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER seven. But sophomore Kris Miami East’s Christine Bowling dives for a force during a game Bigelow belted a bases-loaded double with one out in the top of against Madison Saturday in Tipp City.

TIPP CITY the eighth, and the Vikings walked away with a 2-0 victory in the Division III district title game Saturday at Tippecanoe. The Vikings (23-6) went extra innings in last year’s district title game on the same field, as well, falling to Felicity Franklin. “I definitely realized we were in the same position as last year,” Kiesewetter said. “We wanted to make a better memory this


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■ Softball


Miami East’s Kris Bigelow lays down a bunt. ■ CONTINUED FROM A7 time.” “Our seniors’ freshman year, we made it to the regional. And I know they were not satisfied with the game against Felicity here last year,” Miami East coach Brian Kadel said. “I don’t want to say it was a redemption thing, but I knew the girls were absolutely not going to let the same thing happen again.” Try as they might, though, Sturgis kept the Vikings from breaking through. Miami East left a runner at second in the first inning, then the Vikings couldn’t cash in a leadoff double by Christine Bowling in the second despite having runners on second and third with two outs. A two-out double by Paige Mullen in the fourth netted nothing, also, and in the top of the seventh they loaded the bases with two

Miami East’s Rian Kingrey reaches second base.


Miami East pitcher Paige Kiesewetter delivers a pitch during a game against Madison Saturday in Tipp City. outs with the help of a double by Madison Linn, an error and a nine-pitch walk by Olivia Edgell — but Madison left fielder Rylie Markle came running in and snared a bloop before it could land to end the threat. Altogether, the Vikings stranded 11 runners in the game. Kiesewetter, meanwhile, just kept getting stronger. After getting out of a first-and-second jam with one out in the second, she didn’t allow a Mohawk runner to reach scoring

position again until the sixth. Five of her eight strikeouts also came after the third inning. “I just find a groove,” she said. “I feel it in my arm. It just gets really relaxed. It’s like a noodle, and can’t feel it anymore. Once I get to that point, I know I’m rolling.” Still, she knew she needed some run support — and she also had confidence that it would come. “Sure there’s pressure, but we were hitting it hard. Just right at them,” she said. “I knew one was going

■ Baseball

■ Baseball



■ CONTINUED FROM A7 three-run inning — with Austin Hadden’s single scoring the go-ahead run and lifting the Devils to a 5-3 win at Mason High School. “This was an intense atmosphere,” Cahill said. “They brought a lot of people, we had our fans and it was a huge crowd. It was a tough game. It was the type of game you want to be a part of.” Pitcher Ben Hughes worked his way out of a few jams early on but was able to overcome rocky start to improve to 8-0 on the season. He recorded seven strikeouts and had six walks in a completegame effort. He did, however, retire the last eight batters he faced to close out the game. Carter Langdon’s double gave Tipp a 1-0 lead in the first, then Cole Quillen had an RBI single in the second. Alter took a 3-2 lead in the top of the fourth before Langdon’s RBI single tied the score in the fifth. Langdon finished the game 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs,

while Quillen went 2 for 3. Austin Clack had a diving catch in the outfield, which got the Devils out a jam with two outs and two on in the first inning. Tippecanoe (27-4) faces Franklin in the Division II regional semifinal round at 2 p.m. Thursday at the University of Dayton. Alter .....001 200 0 — 3 5 1 Tipp......110 030 x — 5 9 0 Hughes and Donathan. WP — Hughes (8-0). 2B — Langdon (2) (T). Records: Tippecanoe 27-4.

• Softball Covington 17, Franklin Monroe 0 One game at a time has been the focus all season by the Covington softball team and that mental approach didn’t change in the district championship game on Saturday at Brookville High School as the Buccs run-ruled Franklin Monroe 17-0 in five innings. Marion Local advanced to the regional tournament by winning the Wapakoneta District with a 9-8 win over Dola Hardin Northern on Friday. The Buccs will battle the Flyers in the regional semifinal at 5 p.m. on Thursday at Tipp City.

■ Tennis

Brumbaugh, M-U doubles team place 4th Staff Reports


Even after losing both matched on Saturday, Milton-Union’s Matt Brumbaugh still enjoyed the second day of the Division II district tournament a little more than last year’s second day. Already knowing you’ll be going to state has its perks. After Brumbaugh and the Bulldog doubles team of Kenton Dickison and Jack Blevins both swept Thursday’s action and reached the semifinal round, their tickets to next week’s state tournament were already assured. Both finished fourth place, also, with seeding to be held early in the week. Brumbaugh lost 6-4, 61 to Asher Hirsch, then he dropped his second match 6-4, 6-4 to Seven Hills’ John Larkin. “I asked Matt how the

trip was this year, and he said it was better,” MiltonUnion coach Roger Davidson said. “Last year, he had to fight to get to state on Saturday. It’s definitely a better feeling already knowing you’re going.” Dickison and Blevins — who scored something of an upset to reach the district semifinal round — lost to CHCA’s Ben Wittkuge and Colin Kenney in three sets 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 to start Saturday, then fell 6-2, 6-3 to Seven Hills’ Henry Head and Sam Ellis to place fourth. “Jack and Kenton were just surprised to be there,” Davidson said. “They said it was a great trip knowing that they’d already qualified.” The state tournament begins at 9 a.m. Friday at Ohio State University.

■ CONTINUED FROM A7 the bottom of the fourth), then we fought back and scored two in the next inning to take the lead,” Troy coach Ty Welker said. “Then they got six on a bunch of errors and just a lack of focus on our part. But those things happen. It’s no one’s fault. “We just didn’t make any plays in that inning. But that’s part of baseball.” The Thunderhawks broke the scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth on an error, also. A leadoff infield single and a walk put runners on, they advanced on a bunt and a hit-batter loaded the bases with one out. Troy starter Ben Langdon got a grounder up the middle and shortstop Dylan Cascaden fielded it, tagged second, leapt to avoid the sliding runner and threw to first. But the throw sailed wide and into the outfield, allowing one run to score. Another runner tried to score, but right fielder Greg Johnson gunned him out to complete a double play — just not the one the Trojans had wanted. Troy fought back immediately, though. Alex Magoteaux and Johnson hit back-to-back one-out singles to bring up Nadolny, and the senior catcher promptly blasted a double to the gap in left-center. Magoteaux tied the game, and Johnson came around all the way from first to give Troy the lead. Then came the bottom of the inning. A leadoff walk, a stolen base and a sacrifice bunt put the tying run on third, and another walk put runners on the corners. Brett Colburn dropped down a suicide squeeze attempt, but Langdon couldn’t come up with it to get the out at first and the score was tied. An error on a rundown moved the runners up, and yet another walk loaded the bases. Langdon got a grounder to second and Nick Sanders threw home, but Nadolny couldn’t handle the throw and the run scored just

to get through eventually.” It just took one extra inning. Kiesewetter led off the top of the eighth with a single, then Bowling pushed a bunt down the line at first for a single too. A wild pitch moved the runners to second and third, but the runner couldn’t score on a groundout to short. Sarah O’Neal bunted her way on to load the bases, bringing up Bigelow with one out. “We are a senior-led team, for sure,” Kadel said. “We start six of them. But

those girls also have every last bit of confidence in our junior at first (Sam Denlinger), our sophomore in center (Bigelow) and our sophomore at third (Edgell). I felt good about Kris being up. She’d hit the ball hard, and I felt like she was due.” Bigelow felt even better. “I was dead set on getting a hit. There was no way I wasn’t going to,” Bigelow said. “I looked out and said ‘I’m going to hit it right there.’ And that’s where it went.” Bigelow drove a double to the gap in right-center, plating the only two runs of the game. Sturgis was able to get out of the inning without any further damage — but any damage at all was too much the way Kiesewetter threw. Bigelow also made a pair of catches in center in

the bottom of the eighth, but Madison did get a oneout double out of Bekah Lenos. It didn’t matter, though, as Kiesewetter induced a groundout to Bowling at short for the final out of the game. “These seniors were pretty determined,” Kadel said. “They want to make it as far as they can. The longer a game goes on, the more comfortable I feel.” The Vikings will face Clermont Northeastern in the regional semifinal round Thursday at Wright State University. Where they’ll look to make a fresh, new memory. ME ....000 000 02 — 2 10 1 Mad.....000 000 00 — 0 5 1 Kiesewetter and O’Neal. Sturgis and A. Lenos. WP – Kiesewetter. LP – Sturgis. 2B – Bowling (E), Mullen (E), Linn (E), Bigelow (E), B. Lenos (M). Records: Miami East 23-6, Madison 20-7.


Troy’s Cam Weaver makes contact during a game against Lakota East Saturday in Cincinnati. before he picked the ball up to score the go-ahead run. A groundout to first allowed another run to score, and another walk loaded the bases. Adam Delaet then came up with the inning’s first actual hit, a two-run single that made it a 6-2 game. An infield single reloaded the bases, and one last walk brought in the sixth run before a flyout ended the inning. Troy did what it could to bounce back. Cam Weaver and Devin Blakely — who both went 2 for 3 in the game — both singled with one out in the top of the sixth, then Cascaden brought Weaver in with a solid RBI single to center that chased starter Andy Aimquist. In came Evan Person, who struck out the next two batters to end the inning and turned a onefour-three double play to end the game in the seventh. “In those last two innings, we battled,” Welker said. “The guys had no quit in them, and I couldn’t be more proud of them.” Particularly considering everything they accomplished this year. “We had 19 wins, knocked off Centerville — one of the top five teams in the state. We tied for second in the GWOC North. Would have liked to have won it again, but we made the district finals,” Welker said.

Troy’s Devin Blakely gets one of his two hits on the day. “And Lakota East is a top 10 team in the state and we took the lead in the bottom of the fifth. We have nothing to be ashamed of. “If we learned anything from this year, it’s that we can play with anybody.” And while the seniors will be missed, Troy knows its future is still bright. “Our seniors have been great. They’ve contributed a lot over the years, and we owe a lot of this right now to

them,” Welker said. “But I’ll probably start thinking about next year tomorrow. These guys have had a taste of it now, a taste of what it’s like to be a top-notch program. And they’ll want more.” Troy ........000 021 0 — 3 9 5 LE............000 160 x — 7 5 2 Langdon, Croft (5), Wood (6) and Nadolny. Aimquist, Person (6) and Rindfleisch. WP — Aimquist. LP — Langdon. SV — Person. 2B — Nadolny (T). Records: Troy 1912, Lakota East 26-3.

■ Major League Baseball

Reds beat fading Cubs 5-2 CINCINNATI (AP) — Dusty Baker doesn’t like the suicide squeeze bunt too many things can go wrong. The way things are going for the Cincinnati Reds these days, he needn’t worry.

The Reds used another big inning one featuring a perfectly executed squeeze to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Sunday for their fifth win in a row. Todd Frazier drove in a pair of runs

with a sacrifice fly and a single, and Derrick Robinson pulled off the bunt that put the Reds ahead to stay. “Just an outstanding inning,” Baker said. Just one inning to an

outstanding start. The Reds have won 13 of their last 16 games, surging to 31-18. It’s their best start since 1995, when they reached the NL championship series and got swept by Atlanta.



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■ Track and Field

■ Track and Field

Division III

Bulldogs, Bees sending many to regional

Troy Christian’s Zachary Garver (right) finishes in the 4x400 relay. Lowry Complex in West Milton — with several of them advancing to next week’s regional meet in Piqua. • Buccs Win Team Title Two years into his stint as head coach at Covington, and Kyle Moore has delivered two district titles. And unlike last year, the Buccs had to do it without two-time state qualifier Lane White, who has been out since the Covington Invitational. But having Troy Cron and Dustin Fickert, along with many others capable of scoring, helped pick up the slack Saturday. The Buccs (94.5 points) held off Lehman (92) for the team title. Anna (77) and West Liberty-Salem (75) finished third and fourth, respectively. “We won the CCC meet last week and we won again this week, so that’s two weeks in a row that they’ve done that (won without White),” Moore said. “I would give most of the credit to Dustin Fickert. He’s sort of doing a bit of everything right now. He’s running real well. Obviously, we had a lot of guys who stepped up and got points. “Brandon Magee has stepped up and performed well in three relays. The 4x4 is stepping up without Lane. Ryan Craft is running real well. Brandon and Dustin are stepping up.” Craft, Fickert, Magee and Alex Schilling combined for a second-place finish in the 4x400 relay (3:28.69). In the 4x200, the quartet of Dalton Bordelon, Brandon Magee, Trent Tobias and Fickert finished with a 1:34.51. As an individual, Fickert, who placed ninth at state in the 800 last year, finished runner-up in the 800 (1:58.50) as Emmanuel Christian’s Wes Haney (1:58.36) won by a narrow margin. “This year, it’s my goal to go back again (to state),” Fickert said. “It was just so much fun and everything. I’m coming back from three meets off, so I’m still trying to get back in the groove of things and still a little out of whack. But it was nice to run with Wes again. I’ve been running with him all year. I just can’t wait to see him at regional. It’s always fun in the 800, our regional is always really competitive.” Cron shelled the competition in the 300 hurdles, winning in a time of 39.34 seconds, while Lehman’s Mitchell Slater took second (41.28). Cron’s teammate, Dalton Bordelon, also advanced to regional in the 300 hurdles, finishing fourth (42.19). Cron took the title in the 110 hurdles (15.07), holding off West LibertySalem’s Taylor Cordell, who had ran a faster prelim time coming into Saturday. Covington’s Ben Miller placed third in the 110 hurdles (15.58). “I have been going back and forth with that guy (Cordell) for the last two years (in the 110s),” Cron said. “He looked really smooth in the prelims Wednesday, so I expected him to beat me. I have high expectations for myself, so I kind of like that (being the favorite). It is kind of nice. I ran well in both races.” After tweaking his hamstring midway through the 100, A.J. Ouellette hobbled across the finish line in third place (11.47 seconds) to secure a spot at regional. “A.J. was doing well, he got through prelims fine,” said Moore of Ouellette’s lingering injury. “Then at about the 50-meter mark of finals, he hurts it again. But he fought through it and finished up third.”


Miami East’s Josh Ewing (front) competes in the 3,200, while Covington’s Nate Dunn (back) is just behind at Saturday’s Division III district meet in West Milton. “It is kind of scary (when you have teammates who are injured),” Cron said. “I feel bad for those guys. I told Lane I wish I could give him my hamstring, because he has a lot more going for him than I do.” Craft — Covington’s school record holder in the high jump — finished runner-up, topping out at 6-0. Fairlawn’s Trey Everett won (6-6). Schilling earned himself an individual qualification in the 1,600, finishing third overall in a time of 4:35.09. • Lehman Runner-up Justin Stewart and the Montgomery boys. Those athletes played a big role in Lehman’s secondplace team finish Saturday. Stewart won the 100 (11.40 seconds) and the 400 (49.96), placed third in the 200 (23.43), plus teamed with Mitchell Slater, Erick Jackson and Teddy Jackson for the win in the 4x200 relay (1:33.45). “I have been working really hard on the 100 this year, to go with the 400, so I could be right there with both of them,” Stewart said. “I knew the 100 was going to be a close race and I was able to get it. The 400 I wanted to be in the 49s and I was. In the shot put, Brad Montgomery (50-07) and Ben Montgomery (45-10) finished first and third to pick up 16 points for the Cavaliers. Lehman’s Joe Fuller also advanced to regional with a fourth-place result in the 3,200 (10:17.43). But in the end, Lehman fell just 2.5 points short of the team title. • Best Of The Rest Troy Christian finished sixth as a team (46 points) thanks to big contributions from youth and experience. Advancing to regional as individuals for the Eagles are freshmen Zachary Garver, who won the 1,600 (4:33.76), and Eric Cooper, a third-place finisher in the 400 (52.14 seconds). Also making the trip to Piqua will be Tyler Shinall, Brennan Klingler, Luke Dillahunt and Matthew Coots, after placing third in the 4x100 relay (45.84 seconds). “It’s been a majority of freshmen and seniors who have really been kind of carrying us through the year, and today, we’ve got a 4x100 team that’s moving on, our freshman Zach Garver won the mile,” Troy Christian coach Jeff Butson said. “I was surprised to see where we were in the standings for it, but we’ve had a great day. I’ll take it considering how small our team is.” Newton freshman Brady McBride placed third in the 3,200 (10:10.52), earning himself a spot at regional. For Miami East, Mike Harmon placed third in the high jump (6-0) and Colton Holicki finished fourth in the 400 (52.56 seconds). • Out Of Her Shell and Breaking Records Covington’s Carly Shell and hurdler Jackie Siefring must be getting used to breaking records. Well, the Bucc duo did it again on Saturday.

Covington’s Sadie Canan starts her leg of the 4x400 relay Saturday. Jackie Siefring was a multiple event winner, with titles in the 300 hurdles (44.72 seconds) and the 100 hurdles (15.22). She also finished second in the long jump (16-3.25) and placed fourth in the 100 (12.97). She advances to regional in all four events. Siefring won the 300 hurdles by a margin just under four seconds, while Ft. Loramie’s Olivia Quinter took runner-up (48.63 seconds). After setting a new district record in the event on Wednesday with a time of 45.64 seconds, Siefring oneupped herself Saturday with a record-shattering 44.72 mark. “I ran strong in both hurdle races,” Siefring said. “They were both school records. I get pushed so hard in the 100 hurdles. I can still improve my form. There is still time to be taken off in the 100 hurdles. Shell, a freshman, won the 3,200 in landslide fashion, after battling for the top spot with Russia’s Lauren Francis for half the race. She broke free of Francis on the final mile to win by a comfortable margin. Not only did Shell break her own school record, her time of 11:25.50 was a new district record. The previous mark was held by Versailles’ Tammy Berger, who ran a 11:26.70 in 2010. Now Shell will turn her attention to regional with a shot at state on the line. “I think it’s pretty realistic,” said Shell on the possibility of reaching state. “My coaches really help. They tell me how far I need to go, they give me workouts that will help me get better, get stronger, get faster. I think that’s what you really need. I think with all of that, I will have a shot at state.” Covington’s Tara Snipes placed third in the 1,600 (5:21.15), finishing behind West Liberty-Salem’s Meghan Vogel (5:03.34) and Russia’s Emily Borcher (5:18.68). Snipes also advanced to regional in the 800 — the event she made state in last year — running a 2:17.90 to finish second. • Haddad’s Leap Of

Faith Meredith Haddad had one final chance in the long jump. And the Troy Christian freshman made it count with a 17-foot jump — setting a new PR to win the title over Covington’s Siefring, who recorded a jump of 16-3.25. “I was (shocked),” Haddad said. “It was my last jump, and I just thought to myself this is my last jump, I’ll just give it all I have left and hope for the best. It paid off.” “I passed (on the finals jumps) to save myself for the 300 hurdles,” Siefring said. “Some girl from Troy Christian (Meredith Haddad) popped out a 17footer. But congrats to her. That’s a great jump.” • Best Of The Rest Miami East’s Corrine Melvin is heading to regional in four events. Aside from winning the 100 (12.72 seconds) and placing second in the 200 (26.47), Melvin advanced in the 4x100 relay, along with teammates Lindsey Roeth, Emily Holicki and Allie Millhouse. The group finished third with a time of 51.67 seconds. The Viking 4x200 team of Melvin, Kelly Rindler, Renee DeFord, Kyle Brown finished third (1:50.08). Lehman’s Sarah Titterington is a regional qualifier in two events. Titterington won the 200 (26.14 seconds) and finished runner-up (58.50) to Russia’s Lauren Heaton (58.06) in the 400. Bradford’s Shay LaFollette — a two-time state qualifier — advanced to regional with a secondplace finish in the 100 hurdles (15.66 seconds). To nobody’s shock, Versailles (106 points), Russia (95.33) and West Liberty-Salem (89.33) were the top three team finishers. Covington finished fourth (76) and Miami East took fifth (60). Lehman was eighth overall (24), Bradford placed 12th (15), Troy Christian was 14th (14) and Newton finished 16th (8).

Staff Reports


The Milton-Union boys 4x400 team has made it back to the Division II regional again. It’s becoming a yearly tradition. The team of Kyle Swartz, Skyler Deeter, Zach Pricer and Joe Thoele finished second with a time of 3:31.05 at the district meet Saturday at Graham High School. Versailles won in a time of 3:25.75. “What we did, knowing our district was really loaded with strong teams, we dropped a lot of people from individual events and made sure we loaded up our relays with potentially our best runners,” Milton-Union coach Michael Meredith said. “Zach and Sklyar got put into 4x800 (Thursday) and it worked. We ran in horrible conditions Thursday, and those guys came through. “I approached the guys about making it to regional in as many events as we can. Zach (Pricer) basically told the team to do whatever it takes to get to the next level.” Thrower Wes Martin will be joining the 4x400 team at regional next week following his win in the shot put Saturday. Martin won with a toss of 50-3. “To win it was a big confidence booster in the sense that he knows he’s can bring out his ‘A’ game whenever he wants,” Meredith said. “Our throws coach, Dan Studebaker, we started together and have been at Milton for the same amount of time. When he gets a kid like Wes with

that raw athletic talent, he’s good at bringing out the best in them.” “Wes seems to rise to whatever level of competition that he may be facing on that day. I think that he’s learned a lot this year about how to be that guy. I don’t think he was expecting to win today, but he knew he had that big throw in him.” The Division II regional kicks off at 4 p.m. Thursday in Dayton. • Division III The Bethel boys finished second at the Division III district meet in Dayton Saturday. Cedarville was team champion with 96 points compared to Bethel’s 71. Derrick Diddle won the 400 (52.01 seconds). Andrew Hurst won the 800 (2:00.19) and finished second in the 100 (11.69). Also for the boys, Jason Clendening advanced in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles. He placed fourth in the 110 (17.43 seconds) and also took fourth in the 300 (43.07). Jacob Tumey, who had already advanced in the long jump, secured a spot in two events at regional, finishing third in the high jump (5-8). The girls 4x100 relay team of Ashlyn Bird, Courtney Golden, Lytia Hart and Maddie Ellerbrock punched their regional ticket with a third-place finish (54.20 seconds). Ellerbrock advanced to regional in the 200, placing third (27.23) and finished fourth in the long jump (15-2). As a team, the girls placed 12th. Dixie won with 71.5.

■ National Hockey League

Blackhawks beat Wings to force Game 6 CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews and Andrew Shaw scored power-play goals in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks avoided elimination with a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night in Game 5 of the second-round playoff series. Shaw added his third career playoff goal in the third as the Blackhawks stopped the Red Wings’ three-game winning streak by creating chaos in front of Jimmy Howard, who had shut down Chicago’s attack while moving Detroit to the brink of the Western Conference finals. With the sellout crowd chanting “Ho-ward! Howard!” in an attempt to shake him, the standout goalie made 41 saves in another solid performance. But the Blackhawks created

enough quality chances that he simply couldn’t stop all of them. Bruins 3, Rangers 1 BOSTON — Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots, Gregory Campbell scored twice and Boston beat New York to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. The Bruins will face the Pittsburgh Penguins for the right to play for the Stanley Cup. Recent call-up Torey Krug scored his fourth goal of the series for Boston, which reached the third round of the NHL playoffs for the second time since 1992. The other was 2011, when the Bruins won the sixth Stanley Cup in franchise history. Dan Girardi scored and Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves for the Rangers, who lost to New Jersey in last year’s East finals.

■ Golf

Kuchar in lead at Colonial FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Matt Kuchar made a 12-foot birdie putt at the 16th hole, the same place where his long Saturday at Colonial began, and led four players by a stroke after three rounds. Kuchar had a 1-under 69 that included some near misses and two nice par-savers to close his round to get to 11-under

199. Graham DeLaet, Boo Weekley, Chris Stroud and Matt Every were tied for second. Bahamas LPGA Classic PARADISE ISLANDS, Bahamas — Paola Moreno of Colombia played another bogey-free round on a 12-hole golf course to take the lead in the Bahamas LPGA Classic.



Sunday, May 26, 2013


BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB New York 30 18 .625 — — Boston 30 20 .600 1 — 27 22 .551 3½ ½ Baltimore 24 24 .500 6 3 Tampa Bay 20 29 .408 10½ 7½ Toronto Central Division L Pct GB WCGB W Detroit 27 20 .574 — — Cleveland 27 21 .563 ½ — 23 24 .489 4 3½ Chicago 21 25 .457 5½ 5 Kansas City 19 27 .413 7½ 7 Minnesota West Division L Pct GB WCGB W Texas 31 17 .646 — — Oakland 26 23 .531 5½ 1½ Los Angeles 22 27 .449 9½ 5½ 20 28 .417 11 7 Seattle 14 34 .292 17 13 Houston NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB Atlanta 30 18 .625 — — Washington 25 24 .510 5½ 5 24 25 .490 6½ 6 Philadelphia 17 29 .370 12 11½ New York 13 36 .265 17½ 17 Miami Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB St. Louis 31 16 .660 — — Cincinnati 31 18 .633 1 — Pittsburgh 30 19 .612 2 — 19 28 .404 12 10 Milwaukee 18 30 .375 13½ 11½ Chicago West Division L Pct GB WCGB W Arizona 27 21 .563 — — Colorado 27 22 .551 ½ 3 San Francisco 27 22 .551 ½ 3 21 26 .447 5½ 8 San Diego 19 27 .413 7 9½ Los Angeles AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games Baltimore 10, Toronto 6 Detroit 6, Minnesota 0 Boston 8, Cleveland 1 N.Y.Yankees 9, Tampa Bay 4 L.A. Angels 5, Kansas City 2 Chicago White Sox 4, Miami 3, 11 innings Oakland 6, Houston 5 Texas 9, Seattle 5 Saturday's Games Baltimore 6, Toronto 5 Boston 7, Cleveland 4 L.A. Angels 7, Kansas City 0 Minnesota 3, Detroit 2 N.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 3, 11 innings Chicago White Sox 2, Miami 1 Oakland at Houston, 7:15 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 2-2) at Toronto (Jenkins 1-0), 1:07 p.m. Minnesota (Pelfrey 3-4) at Detroit (Scherzer 6-0), 1:08 p.m. Cleveland (Kluber 3-3) at Boston (Doubront 3-2), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 4-3) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 5-2), 1:40 p.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 3-1) at Kansas City (W.Davis 3-3), 2:10 p.m. Miami (Sanabia 3-6) at Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 2-3), 2:10 p.m. Oakland (Colon 4-2) at Houston (Keuchel 1-1), 2:10 p.m. Texas (Tepesch 3-4) at Seattle (Iwakuma 5-1), 4:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games Washington 5, Philadelphia 2 Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 4 Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee 2, Pittsburgh 1 Chicago White Sox 4, Miami 3, 11 innings Arizona 5, San Diego 2 St. Louis 7, L.A. Dodgers 0 Colorado 5, San Francisco 0 Saturday's Games San Francisco 6, Colorado 5, 10 innings Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 2 Pittsburgh 5, Milwaukee 2 Atlanta 7, N.Y.Mets 5, 10 innings, comp. of susp. game Atlanta 6, N.Y. Mets 0 Chicago White Sox 2, Miami 1 Philadelphia 5, Washington 3 St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, 7:15 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 10:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Chicago Cubs (Garza 0-0) at Cincinnati (Cueto 2-0), 1:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 1-7) at Washington (Strasburg 2-5), 1:35 p.m. Miami (Sanabia 3-6) at Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 2-3), 2:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 5-2) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 3-4), 2:10 p.m. Colorado (Garland 3-5) at San Francisco (M.Cain 3-2), 4:05 p.m. San Diego (Marquis 6-2) at Arizona (Corbin 7-0), 4:10 p.m. St. Louis (S.Miller 5-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 5-2), 4:10 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 3-1) at N.Y. Mets (Marcum 0-5), 8:05 p.m. Saturday's Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland . .102 000 100—4 11 2 Boston . . . . .010 101 04x—7 11 1 Kazmir, Shaw (6), J.Smith (7), Pestano (8) and Y.Gomes; Lester, Tazawa (8), A.Bailey (9) and D.Ross. W_Tazawa 4-2. L_Pestano 1-1. Sv_A.Bailey (6). Baltimore . . .302 000 100—6 9 2 Toronto . . . .110 010 020—5 13 0 F.Garcia, S.Johnson (6), O'Day (8), Ji.Johnson (9) and Snyder; Dickey, Cecil (7), Loup (9) and H.Blanco, Arencibia. W_F.Garcia 1-2. L_Dickey 4-6. Sv_Ji.Johnson (15). HRs_Baltimore, Valencia (2), A.Jones (9). Toronto, Bonifacio (2). Los Angeles 000 101 140—7 8 0 Kansas City 000 000 000—0 4 1 Buckner, D.De La Rosa (6), S.Downs (7), Coello (8), Kohn (9) and Conger; Guthrie, Coleman (8), Collins (8), G.Holland (9) and Kottaras.W_Buckner 10. L_Guthrie 5-3. HRs_Los Angeles, Conger (2), Hamilton (7). Minnesota . .300 000 000—3 9 0 Detroit . . . . .000 011 000—2 9 1 Walters, Duensing (7), Roenicke (7), Burton (8), Perkins (9) and Mauer; Fister, Putkonen (8), Coke (8), Ortega (9) and B.Pena. W_Walters 1-0. L_Fister 5-2. Sv_Perkins (9). HRs_Minnesota, Mauer (3). Detroit, Jh.Peralta (5). NewYork . .100 00000201—4 9 0 Tampa Bay .000 01020000—3 9 1 (11 innings) Nuno, Kelley (7), Logan (7), Claiborne (7), D.Robertson (9), Nova (10), Rivera (11) and Au.Romine, C.Stewart; M.Moore, McGee (7), Jo.Peralta (8), Rodney (9), Lueke (10) and J.Molina, Lobaton. W_Nova 2-1. L_Lueke 0-2. Sv_Rivera (18). HRs_New York, Overbay (8). INTERLEAGUE Miami . . . . . .000 000 001—1 6 0 Chicago . . . .001 000 001—2 10 0

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

Str W-2 W-2 W-2 L-3 L-2

Home Away 15-9 15-9 15-11 15-9 11-12 16-10 14-10 10-14 12-15 8-14

L10 5-5 6-4 7-3 2-8 1-9

Str L-1 L-2 W-2 L-4 W-1

Home 15-8 15-10 12-10 10-11 9-13

Away 12-12 12-11 11-14 11-14 10-14

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

Str W-2 W-1 W-7 L-7 L-1

Home 15-7 13-10 12-13 11-10 8-18

Away 16-10 13-13 10-14 9-18 6-16

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

Str Home Away W-8 15-5 15-13 L-1 13-10 12-14 W-1 11-12 13-13 L-5 9-17 8-12 L-4 7-18 6-18

L10 7-3 8-2 8-2 3-7 2-8

Str Home Away W-3 14-8 17-8 W-5 18-6 13-12 W-1 18-9 12-10 L-1 12-14 7-14 L-6 10-14 8-16

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

Str W-1 L-1 W-1 L-3 L-1

Home Away 13-11 14-10 16-9 11-13 18-9 9-13 13-12 8-14 11-14 8-13

Nolasco, M.Dunn (8), Webb (8) and Brantly; Peavy and Gimenez.W_Peavy 62. L_Webb 1-3. HRs_Miami, Dietrich (3). NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago . . . .002 000 000—2 6 0 Cincinnati . .000 104 00x—5 7 0 Tr.Wood, Dolis (6), Gregg (8) and Castillo; H.Bailey, LeCure (7), Broxton (8), Chapman (9) and Hanigan.W_H.Bailey 33. L_Tr.Wood 4-3. Sv_Chapman (12). Atl . . . . . . . .200 000120 2—7 10 2 NY . . . . . . . .100 110020 0—5 10 0 (10 innings) Medlen, Avilan (7), Gearrin (7), Varvaro (8), Kimbrel (10) and McCann, G.Laird; Hefner, Hawkins (7), Rice (8), Burke (8), Parnell (9), Lyon (10) and Buck. W_Varvaro 2-0. L_Lyon 1-2. Sv_Kimbrel (15). HRs_Atlanta, F.Freeman (3), Uggla (9). New York, Buck (11). Col . . . . . . . .200 200000 1—5 11 0 SF . . . . . . . .000 003100 2—6 13 1 (10 innings) Nicasio, Outman (6), Ottavino (6), Brothers (7), Belisle (8), W.Lopez (9), R.Betancourt (10) and Torrealba, W.Rosario; Zito, Gaudin (7), Machi (8), Affeldt (9), Romo (10) and Posey. W_Romo 3-2. L_R.Betancourt 1-2. HRs_Colorado, C.Gonzalez (13), Tulowitzki (10). San Francisco, Pagan (3). Pittsburgh . .120 100 001—5 9 0 Milwaukee . .000 000 101—2 5 2 Locke, Ju.Wilson (7), Melancon (8), Watson (9) and R.Martin; Fiers, Gorzelanny (5), Badenhop (6), Axford (8), Figaro (9) and Lucroy. W_Locke 5-1. L_Fiers 1-3. HRs_Pittsburgh, McCutchen (7), P.Alvarez 2 (10), Walker (2). Milwaukee, C.Gomez 2 (8). Philadelphia 020 010 020—5 6 1 Washington .001 110 000—3 11 1 Pettibone, Bastardo (7), Durbin (7), Horst (8), Papelbon (9) and Kratz; Haren, H.Rodriguez (7), Storen (8), Abad (9) and K.Suzuki. W_Durbin 1-0. L_Storen 0-1. Sv_Papelbon (9). HRs_Philadelphia, D.Brown (9), Kratz (4). Washington, LaRoche (8). Atlanta . . . . .000 050 100—6 11 0 NewYork . . .000 000 000—0 6 0 Minor, D.Carpenter (8) and McCann; Gee, Carson (6), Burke (8) and Recker. W_Minor 6-2. L_Gee 2-6. HRs_Atlanta, Minor (1). Midwest League At A Glance Eastern Division South Bend (D’Backs) Bowling Green (Rays) Fort Wayne (Padres) West Michigan (Tigers) Lansing (Blue Jays) Dayton (Reds) Great Lakes (Dodgers) Lake County (Indians) Western Division

W 30 28 25 22 21 20 17 15

L 16 19 21 24 24 28 31 30

Pct. GB .652 — .596 2½ .543 5 .478 8 .467 8½ .417 11 .354 14 .33314½

W L Pct. GB Cedar Rapids (Twins) 30 16 .652 — 28 20 .583 3 Beloit (Athletics) 25 22 .532 5½ Clinton (Mariners) 24 22 .522 6 Peoria (Cardinals) Quad Cities (Astros) 24 23 .511 6½ Kane County (Cubs) 23 24 .489 7½ Wisconsin (Brewers) 21 23 .477 8 Burlington (Angels) 16 26 .381 12 Saturday's Games Kane County 4, Beloit 3, 1st game West Michigan 6, Lake County 1 Clinton 1, Quad Cities 0, 1st game South Bend 7, Lansing 0 Dayton 5, Great Lakes 1 Peoria 6, Wisconsin 0 Burlington at Cedar Rapids, 7:35 p.m. Kane County 7, Beloit 4, 2nd game Fort Wayne at Bowling Green, 8:05 p.m. Quad Cities at Clinton, 9:35 p.m., 2nd game Sunday's Games West Michigan at Lake County, 1:30 p.m. Lansing at South Bend, 2:05 p.m. Quad Cities at Clinton, 3 p.m. Fort Wayne at Bowling Green, 3:05 p.m. Burlington at Cedar Rapids, 3:05 p.m. Dayton at Great Lakes, 3:05 p.m. Beloit at Kane County, 7:30 p.m. Wisconsin at Peoria, 7:30 p.m. Saturday's Scores Boy's Baseball Division I Region 1-Canton District Final Brunswick 3, Hudson 0 N. Can. Hoover 17, Can. Glenoak 4, 5 innings Division I Region 3-Bowling Green/Cleveland District Final Cle. St. Ignatius 2, Parma Normandy 1 Tol. St. Francis 4, Oregon Clay 0 Division I Region 4-Cincinnati District Final Cin. Moeller 10, Lebanon 1 Clayton Northmont 3, W. Chester Lakota W. 1 Liberty Twp. Lakota E. 7, Troy 3 Mason 3, Milford 1 Division II Region 6-Tiffin District Final


SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 7:30 a.m. NBC — Formula One, Monaco Grand Prix Noon ABC — IRL, IndyCar, Indianapolis 500 6 p.m. FOX — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Coca-Cola 600, at Concord, N.C. COLLEGE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 — Atlantic Coast Conference, championship, teams TBD, at Durham, N.C. 2 p.m. FSN — Big 12 Conference, championship, teams TBD, at Oklahoma City 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Southeastern Conference, championship, teams TBD, at Hoover, Ala. COLLEGE SOFTBALL Noon ESPN — NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 2, teams TBD 3 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 3, teams TBD (if necessary) 5 p.m. ESPN — NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 2, teams TBD 8 p.m. ESPN2 — NCAA Division I playoffs, super regionals, game 3, teams TBD (if necessary) GOLF 7:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, PGA Championship, final round, at Surrey, England 1 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Crowne Plaza Invitational, final round, at Fort Worth, Texas 3 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Crowne Plaza Invitational, final round, at Fort Worth, Texas NBC — PGA of America, Senior PGA Championship, final round, at St. Louis TGC — LPGA, Bahamas Classic, final round, at Paradise Island, Bahamas MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. FSN — Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati 1:30 p.m. TBS — N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay 2 p.m. WGN — Miami at Chicago White Sox 8 p.m. ESPN — Atlanta at N.Y. Mets NBA BASKETBALL 8:30 p.m. TNT — Playoffs, conference finals, game 3, Miami at Indiana NHL HOCKEY 8 p.m. NBCSN — Playoffs, conference semifinals, Los Angeles at San Jose SOCCER 3:30 p.m. NBCSN — MLS, Houston at Kansas City 11 p.m. ESPN2 — MLS, Seattle at Los Angeles TENNIS Noon NBC — French Open, first round, at Paris 5 a.m. ESPN2 — French Open, first round, at Paris Defiance 6, Sandusky Perkins 1 Wapakoneta 3, Lexington 2, 9 innings Division II Region 8-Dayton District Final Franklin 4, Batavia Clermont NE 1 Spring. Shawnee 3, New Richmond 2, 8 innings Tipp City Tippecanoe 5, Kettering Alter 3 Division III Region 10-Elida District Final Genoa Area 5, Metamora Evergreen 4 Ontario 6, Bucyrus Wynford 2 Division III Region 11-Chillicothe District Final Portsmouth W. 7, Ironton Rock Hill 1 Wheelersburg 4, Frankfort Adena 1 Division IV Region 14-Hamler District Final Defiance Tinora 13, Defiance Ayersville 8 Saturday's Scores Softball Division I Region 2-Clyde District Final Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 2, Bowling Green 0 Division I Region 3-Columbus District Final Pickerington Cent. 8, Delaware Hayes 6, 8 innings Division II Region 6-Bucyrus District Final Granville 2, Caledonia River Valley 0 Mansfield Madison 2, Clyde 1, 8 innings Division II Region 7-Pickerington District Final Newark Licking Valley 4, Cols. DeSales 2 Division III Region 9-Massillon District Final Columbia Station Columbia 2, Independence 1 Leavittsburg LaBrae 3, Warren Champion 2 Division III Region 10-Ashland District Final Milan Edison 11, Upper Sandusky 0 Pemberville Eastwood 5, Bloomdale Elmwood 2 Division III Region 11-Lancaster District Final Chillicothe Huntington 5, Portsmouth 4 Chillicothe Zane Trace 4, Williamsport Westfall 1 Division III Region 12-Fairborn District Final Cols. Ready 8, Richwood N. Union 2 Division IV Region 13-Kent District Final N. Robinson Col. Crawford 2, Crestline 0 Division IV Region 15-Pickerington District Final Leesburg Fairfield 7, Willow Wood Symmes Valley 4, 8 innings Newark Cath. 5, Danville 4 Racine Southern 6, Portsmouth Clay 3

HOCKEY NHL Playoff Glance All Times EDT CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 Tuesday, May 14: Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 Friday, May 17: Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3 Sunday, May 19: Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1, 2OT Wednesday, May 22: Pittsburgh 7, Ottawa 3 Friday, May 24: Pittsburgh 6, Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh wins series 4-1

Boston 4, N.Y. Rangers 1 Thursday, May 16: Boston 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, OT Sunday, May 19: Boston 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Tuesday, May 21: Boston 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Thursday, May 23: N.Y. Rangers 4, Boston 3, OT Saturday, May 25: Boston 3, N.Y. Rangers 1, Boston wins series 4-1 WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago vs. Detroit Wednesday, May 15: Chicago 4, Detroit 1 Saturday, May 18: Detroit 4, Chicago 1 Monday, May 20: Detroit 3, Chicago 1 Thursday, May 23: Detroit 2, Chicago 0 Saturday, May 25: Chicago 4, Detroit 1, Detroit leads series 3-2 Monday, May 27: Chicago at Detroit, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 29: Detroit at Chicago, TBD Los Angeles vs. San Jose Tuesday, May 14: Los Angeles 2, San Jose 0 Thursday, May 16: Los Angeles 4, San Jose 3 Saturday, May 18: San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1, OT Tuesday, May 21: San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1 Thursday, May 23: Los Angeles 3, San Jose 0, Los Angeles leads series 3-2 Sunday, May 26: Los Angeles at San Jose, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 28: San Jose at Los Angeles, TBD

BASKETBALL NBA Playoff Glance All Times EDT CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami vs. Indiana Wednesday, May 22: Miami 103, Indiana 102 OT Friday, May 24: Indiana 97, Miami 93, series tied 1-1 Sunday, May 26: Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28: Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. x-Thursday, May 30: Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. x-Saturday, June 1: Miami at Indiana, 8:30 p.m. x-Monday, June 3: Indiana at Miami, 8:30 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio vs. Memphis Sunday, May 19: San Antonio 105, Memphis 83 Tuesday, May 21: San Antonio 93, Memphis 89, OT, Spurs lead series 2-0 Saturday, May 25: San Antonio at Memphis, 9 p.m. Monday, May 27: San Antonio at Memphis, 9 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 29: Memphis at San Antonio, 9 p.m. x-Friday, May 31: San Antonio at Memphis, 9 p.m. x-Sunday, June 2: Memphis at San Antonio, 9 p.m.

AUTO RACING Indianapolis 500 Lineup Race Sunday At Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis With rank, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and speed in parentheses: 1. (20) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevy 02:37.3689 ( 228.762). 2. (26) Carlos Munoz, Dallara-Chevy 02:37.6581 ( 228.342). 3. (25) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Chevy 02:37.7139 ( 228.261). 4. (5) EJ Viso, Dallara-Chevy 02:37.7907 ( 228.150). 5. (2) AJ Allmendinger, Dallara-Chevy 02:37.8264 ( 228.099). 6. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy 02:37.8342 ( 228.087).

MIAMI VALLEY SUNDAY NEWS • WWW.TROYDAILYNEWS.COM 7. (1) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Chevy 02:37.9614 ( 227.904). 8. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy 02:38.0596 ( 227.762). 9. (27) James Hinchcliffe, DallaraChevy 02:38.5411 ( 227.070). 10. (4) JR Hildebrand, Dallara-Chevy, 02:38.2830 (227.441). 11. (98) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 02:38.3209 (227.386). 12. (11) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 02:38.6260 (226.949). 13. (22) Oriol Servia, Dallara-Chevy, 02:38.7206 (226.814). 14. (19) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 02:39.0318 (226.370). 15. (7) Sebastien Bourdais, DallaraChevy, 02:39.1543 (226.196). 16. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 02:39.1808 (226.158). 17.(10) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 02:39.2434 (226.069). 18. (14) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 02:39.3681 (225.892). 19. (83) Charlie Kimball, DallaraHonda, 02:39.3768 (225.880). 20. (16) James Jakes, Dallara-Honda, 02:39.4268 (225.809). 21. (77) Simon Pagenaud, DallaraHonda, 02:39.5219 (225.674). 22. (60) Townsend Bell, Dallara-Chevy, 02:39.5438 (225.643). 23. (8) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Honda, 02:39.8117 (225.265). 24. (78) Simona De Silvestro, DallaraChevy, 02:39.8398 (225.226). 25. (21) Josef Newgarden, DallaraHonda, 02:39.4816 (225.731). 26. (15) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 02:39.9948 (225.007). 27. (6) Sebastian Saavedra, DallaraChevy, 02:40.0503 (224.929). 28. (55) Tristan Vautier, Dallara-Honda, 02:40.0907 (224.873). 29. (18) Ana Beatriz, Dallara-Honda, 02:40.5823 (224.184). 30. (63) Pippa Mann, Dallara-Honda, 02:40.7109 (224.005). 31. (41) Conor Daly, Dallara-Honda, 02:41.0145 (223.582). 32. (91) Buddy Lazier, Dallara-Chevy, 02:41.1158 (223.442). 33. (81) Katherine Legge, DallaraHonda, 02:41.3079 (223.176). NASCAR-Sprint Cup-Coca-Cola 600 Lineup After Thursday qualifying; race Sunday At Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, N.C. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 195.624 mph. 2. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 195.221. 3. (20) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 195.094. 4. (55) Mark Martin, Toyota, 194.595. 5. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 194.503. 6. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 194.349. 7. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 194.238. 8. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 193.952. 9. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 193.694. 10. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 193.639. 11. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 193.444. 12. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 193.292. 13. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 193.271. 14. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 192.961. 15. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 192.52. 16. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 192.287. 17. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 192.191. 18. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 192.13. 19. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 192.123. 20. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 191.884. 21. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 191.884. 22. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 191.727. 23. (36) J.J.Yeley, Chevrolet, 190.988. 24. (10) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 190.826. 25. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 190.792. 26. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 190.665. 27. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 190.49. 28. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 190.416. 29. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 190.409. 30. (17) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 190.241. 31. (22) Joey Logano, Ford, 190.047. 32. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 189.967. 33. (7) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 189.793. 34. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 189.401. 35. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 189.049. 36. (51) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 188.725. 37. (83) David Reutimann, Toyota, Owner Points. 38. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, Owner Points. 39. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, Owner Points. 40. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points. 41. (33) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 42. (35) Josh Wise, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 188.659. Failed to Qualify 44. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 188.219.

GOLF Crowne Plaza Invitational Scores Saturday At Colonial Country Club Fort Worth,Texas Purse: $6.4 million Yardage: 7,204; Par: 70 Third Round Matt Kuchar...................65-65-69—199 Matt Every.....................65-69-66—200 Chris Stroud..................67-66-67—200 Boo Weekley.................67-67-66—200 Graham DeLaet............64-67-69—200 Martin Flores.................66-70-65—201 Tim Clark.......................67-69-65—201 John Rollins ..................63-71-67—201 Steve Flesch .................68-64-69—201 Bud Cauley ...................67-69-66—202 Jonas Blixt.....................67-68-67—202 Zach Johnson...............69-65-68—202 Freddie Jacobson.........66-67-69—202 Charley Hoffman ..........66-70-67—203 J.J. Henry ......................68-68-67—203 Scott Stallings...............69-65-69—203 Chris Kirk ......................67-66-70—203 Jordan Spieth ...............65-67-71—203 Josh Teater....................65-67-71—203 Ted Potter, Jr. ................70-66-68—204 Brendon de Jonge........66-70-68—204 Tommy Gainey..............65-72-67—204 Chez Reavie .................70-64-70—204 Hunter Mahan...............69-68-68—205 Jason Kokrak ................66-71-68—205 Jim Furyk ......................69-66-70—205 Bo Van Pelt....................70-68-67—205 Ben Kohles....................67-67-71—205 Brian Davis....................67-68-70—205 Daniel Summerhays.....65-73-67—205 Ryan Palmer .................62-72-71—205 Kyle Reifers...................68-69-69—206 Bryce Molder ................67-70-69—206 Brian Stuard..................67-70-69—206 Bob Estes......................67-68-71—206

John Peterson...............64-71-71—206 Marc Leishman.............66-68-72—206 John Huh.......................66-68-72—206 Patrick Reed .................70-69-67—206 Angel Cabrera ..............70-67-70—207 Camilo Villegas.............70-68-69—207 Richard H. 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Sunday, May 26, 2013 • A11



Hitting a financial high note

Mullenbrock attends success conference

Artists in the business of scalping tickets

PIQUA — Craig W. Mullenbrock, a financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial, qualified for and attended the 2013 Circle of Success Conference in New Orleans, La. While at the conference, advisers were able to share best practices with peers and focus on how Ameriprise can continue to serve their clients’ needs with the most current and effective strategies and MULLENBROCK products. To earn this achievement, Mullenbrock stablished himself as one of the company’s top advisers, achieving high levels in productions, high client satisfaction levels and in support of providing a superior client service. Only a select number of high-performing Ameriprise financial advisers earn this distinction. Mullenbrock’s office is at 228 W. Ash St, Piqua.

NEW YORK (AP) — Kid Rock is a scalper. The 42-year-old Grammy winner, who is launching a summer tour where most tickets are priced at $20, said he’s holding about 1,000 tickets from each show and reselling them on owned by Ticketmaster to make up for the cheaper regular price he’s offering. “I’m in the scalping business, but you know what? We told everyone. A lot of artists have been doing this for years behind fans’ backs, taking all these backdoor deals,” he said. “We look at StubHub and other places and see what they’re selling them for and we just undercut them.” Kid Rock’s “$20 Best Night Ever Tour” kicks off June 28 in Bristow, Va., and the Detroit native, who released his debut album in 1990, said he likely scalped secretly on past tours. “I’m sure we have,” he said. “I can’t say for sure, but I’m not going to say that we haven’t. I wouldn’t be surprised if we did.” Kid Rock’s discount ticket pricing is leading a change in the tour industry where scalpers’ well-established role as a second source for tickets continues to grow. Along with Kid Rock, key acts like The Rolling Stones, Beyonce, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z have tours this summer, and a number of those tickets are being sold for a much higher price on StubHub and other websites. It’s legal, but many artists don’t much like it. “If I see a scalper, I’ll scalp him,” the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards said, laughing. He said he would like to play free shows to balance the high cost for tickets; The Rolling Stones’ “50 & Counting Tour” has a range of ticket prices, and Pollstar reported that the average price of a ticket among the tour’s seven shows was $355.14. “I’d do some free shows. I’d work my butt off and I don’t care how much. But these are set up above my head, man,” Richards said in a recent interview. “You’re kind of locked in a thing here whether you like it or not. I wish it was five bucks a ticket.” The Rolling Stones did play a secret show at the Echoplex club in Los Angeles last month, where fans got in by winning a lottery and had to be ID’d and given photo bracelets to eliminate the chance of scalping the tickets, which were just $20. But Mick Jagger said there isn’t much the artists can do about scalping and secondary sources for tickets. “The artist is totally powerless in this. People have made a lot of fuss about it before, but on the other side, some people are like, ‘We might as well participate in it.’ And you can’t really blame the artist for participating in it because why shouldn’t they in a way?” he said. “I know we don’t participate in it, but nevertheless, I don’t blame people if they wanted to do it.” “You can look at it like, ‘Well, no one’s making any money except these secondary ticket selling companies and they’re making more money than anyone,’” Jagger continued. “It’s completely legal so until it’s illegal, there’s nothing much anyone can do about that.” Ticketmaster’s North American President Jared Smith said Kid Rock’s deal, which he completed with Ticketmaster partner Live Nation, is a first of more to come, though they might not be as risky as Kid Rock’s plan, which also includes $4 draft beers and $20 Tshirts. “I absolutely believe that we’re starting to see the real acceleration of some really healthy things in pricing that are going to create new opportunities for fans to come and experience it in a really special way,”

Humphreys named award recipient TROY — Melissa Humphreys, R.N., was named Upper Valley Medical Center’s Cameos of Caring Award recipient during the annual Spring Nursing Forum held May 14. Humphreys is a registered nurse on the hospital’s 2Central unit. “She is a team leader by job, and she wishes to do the job to the best of her ability. She is so calm in the hectic times of our day. She is always HUMPHREYS there if we need her advice or just doing the little extra things,” her peers wrote. UVMC Chief Nursing Officer Mary Garman said those being recognized were instrumental in change and role models for change. “I believe nursing continues to be one of the most special professions there is,” she said. Recipients of 2013 Nursing Excellence Awards were the following: Tara Adkins, Laura Bell, Kathy Colbert, Tracy Gunnerman, Kent Hansen, Melissa Humphreys, Karen Katzfey, Danielle Larger, Susan Levorchick, Lisa Linn, Misty Manuel, Susan Mast, Barb Shappie, Rhona Speitz, Connie Stafford, Karen Stangel, Kathy Tobe, Alyssa Vagedes and Leah Vantilburg. Also recognized during the forum were: Ben Sehlhorst, Preceptor of the Year; Stacy Langenkamp, New Hire of the Year; Brenda Miller, CNS/Clinical Educator; Barbara Hanahan, Nurse in Leadership Role; and Mary Sutton, UVMC Librarian, Partner in Practice. Nursing Staff Partners were Danyell Baird, Shryl Brown, Tina Leckey and Ashley Riffle, PCTs; and Estella Kessler, health unit coordinator. The Physician Excellence Award was presented to Susan Grau, MD. Also recognized were Daisy Award recipients Stephanie Rank, Becky Winters, Karen Dickey, Jamie Simon and Lyndsay Lair and National Poster Presenters Brenda Miller and Cindy Burke.


This Nov. 14, 2012, file photo shows Grammy-award winning artist Kid Rock posing for a portrait in New York. Kid Rock’s “$20 Best Night Never Tour” kicks off June 28 in Bristow, Va., and opening acts include ZZ Top, Uncle Kracker and Kool and the Gang. On his “Wrecking Ball World Tour” last year, Springsteen used paperless tickets for 20 percent of the seats, and Ticketmaster said its data showed that Springsteen’s decision helped reduce scalping by 75 percent. (New York is the only state where Springsteen couldn’t offer paperless tickets because the state does not allow nontransferable tickets). StubHub, the largest reseller of tickets, said business is booming thanks to the top acts on the road as well as summer festivals. But the company, which has a partnership with AEG, knows the idea of paperless tickets hurts their business. “That limits a person’s right to resell or transfer or to just give away their ticket. We do not support that because we believe in a fan’s right to do whatever they want with their tickets,” said Alison Salcedo, the head of U.S. Communications for StubHub. Fan Freedom, an organization that supports the rights of ticket holders, echoed StubHub’s thoughts on paperless tickets. “I don’t see any reason why nontransferable tickets need to be the solution,” said Joe Potter, the CEO of Fan Freedom, PHOTO BY JOHN MARSHALL/INVISION/AP, FILE In this Feb. 20 file photo, Justin which is financially supported by Timberlake performs on stage during StubHub. “Scalpers get tickets through the BRIT Awards 2013 at the o2 Arena in pre-sale and fan club memberships.” Ticketmaster isn’t against the idea of London. Timberlake will hit the road with Jay-Z for the “Legends of the Summer reselling tickets, the company just wants Stadium Tour” from July 17 in Toronto to to be sure fans are getting legit tickets when buying them from secondary Aug. 16 in Miami. sources. Smith said. “More often or not tickets are underA small way that artists have been able priced, that’s why you see so much resell to control scalping is through paperless activity,” Smith said. “What we try to do is tickets, which only allows the buyers of the make sure it’s done very transparently.” tickets to use them at shows and are not Ticket holders are allowed to sell tickallowed to resell them. Smith said paper- ets at any price on sites like StubHub and less tickets, which launched five years ago,, that’s why Kid Rock isn’t accounts for “about 1 percent” of the tick- selling tickets for the first two rows at his ets at Ticketmaster. shows. He’s randomly pulling fans from “It hasn’t grown necessarily as a per- the nose bleed sections to enjoy his concert centage of the total tickets that we sell, but from the venue’s best view. And the first 20 we certainly see more artists employing rows at his shows are seats offered it,” Smith said. “When it really first start- through paperless ticketing. ed, it was kind of looked at as a tool to use “We really don’t know what we’re going across the entire seats in the arena, but it’s to make yet. We were doing estimates on it really become a tool for the best seats in and they’re already going through a lot of the house. Increasingly we see artists these numbers, and it looks like it’s going using it very, very targeted for like the top to be a good summer,” he said of what his 500 seats in the house or the top 1,000 potential tour earnings. seats.” Kid Rock, whose tour openers include Bruce Springsteen, Keith Urban, New ZZ Top, Uncle Kracker and Kool and the Kids on the Block, Radiohead, Rascal Gang, is playing the same venues he’s perFlatts, Selena Gomez, Muse, Miley Cryus, formed at in the past, but he said he’s fillIron Maiden, Atoms for Peace and Eric ing up more seats and selling tickets Church are among the acts using paper- faster. Even scalpers have approached the less tickets. performer to cut deals.





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Total Assets ($Mlns) NAV 63,587 57.16 50,546 41.42 60,603 39.28 63,319 19.85 49,009 34.79 64,295 88.05 12,295 83.85 553 10.81 46,945 2.37 946 53.14 1,337 37.27 182,816 11.18 4,665 17.48 3,000 63.49 67,851 152.53 76,879 151.55 58,245 151.56 69,516 41.41 46,939 41.42 92,413 41.40

Total Return/Rank 4-wk 12-mo 5-year +1.3 +19.7/A +3.5/C +3.3 +29.9/B +2.2/C +4.9 +28.7/A +4.2/D +2.1 +21.9/A +6.3/A +4.3 +27.8/C +5.1/C +4.6 +22.2/C +5.9/B +5.7 +26.1/A +0.4/E +1.3 +17.8/A +8.8/C +1.8 +20.6/A +6.0/B +3.9 +21.9/E +2.9/C +5.2 +25.7/B +5.2/C -1.0 +6.0/B +7.7/A +5.2 +35.0/A +5.8/B +5.3 +23.0/C +5.1/C +4.7 +27.7/C +6.1/B +4.7 +27.7/C +6.1/B +4.7 +27.8/C +6.1/B +4.7 +28.1/B +6.6/A +4.7 +28.1/B +6.6/A +4.7 +27.9/B +6.4/A

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Warm and humid High: 86° Low: 64°

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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Sunday, May 26, the 146th day of 2013. There are 219 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 26, 1913, Actors’ Equity Association was organized by a group of actors at the Pabst Grand Circle Hotel in New York; the union’s first president was Francis Wilson. On this date: In 1868, the impeachment trial of President

Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal on the remaining charges. In 1938, the House UnAmerican Activities Committee was established by Congress. In 1942, the U.S. War Department formally established the Armed Forces Radio Service. In 1952, representatives of the United States, Britain, France and West Germany signed the Bonn Convention granting condi-

tional sovereignty to, and ending the Allied occupation of, West Germany. In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed the AntiBallistic Missile Treaty in Moscow. (The U.S. withdrew from the treaty in 2002.) In 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court made it far more difficult for police to be sued by people hurt during high-speed chases.

Fragments of biblical treasure are up for sale JERUSALEM (AP) — Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls are up for sale in tiny pieces. Nearly 70 years after the discovery of the world’s oldest biblical manuscripts, the Palestinian family who originally sold them to scholars and institutions is now quietly marketing the leftovers fragments the family says it has kept in a Swiss safe deposit box all these years. Most of these scraps are barely postage-stampsized, and some are blank. But in the last few years, evangelical Christian collectors and institutions in the U.S. have forked out millions of dollars for a chunk of this archaeological treasure. This angers Israel’s government antiquities authority, which holds most of the scrolls,claims that every last scrap should be recognized as Israeli cultural property,and threatens to seize any more pieces that hit the market. “I told Kando many years ago, as far as I’m concerned, he can die with those scrolls,” said Amir Ganor, head of the authority’s anti-looting squad, speaking of William Kando, who maintains his family’s Dead Sea Scrolls collection. “The scrolls’ only address is


An Israel Antiquities Authority employee works on fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Jerusalem on May 10. Written mostly on animal skin parchment about 2,000 years ago, the manuscripts are the earliest copies of the Hebrew Bible ever found, and the oldest written evidence of the roots of Judaism and Christianity in the Holy Land. the State of Israel.” Kando says his family offered its remaining fragments to the antiquities authority and other Israeli institutions, but they could not afford them. “If anyone is interested,

we are ready to sell,” Kando told The Associated Press, sitting in the Jerusalem antiquities shop he inherited from his late father. “These are the most important things in the world.” The world of Holy Land

antiquities is rife with theft, deception, and geopolitics, and the Dead Sea Scrolls are no exception. Their discovery in 1947, in caves by the Dead Sea east of Jerusalem, was

one of the greatest archaeological events of the 20th century.Scholarly debate over the scrolls’ meaning continues to stir high-profile controversy, while the Jordanian and Palestinian governments have lodged

their own claims of ownership. But few know of the recent gold rush for fragments or Israel’s intelligence-gathering efforts to track their sale. Written mostly on animal skin parchment about 2,000 years ago, the manuscripts are the earliest copies of the Hebrew Bible ever found, and the oldest written evidence of the roots of Judaism and Christianity in the Holy Land. They are also significant because they include the Hebrew originals of noncanonical writings that had only survived in ancient translations, and because they prove that multiple versions of Old Testament writings circulated before canonization around 100 AD. While some of the scrolls are nearly identical to the traditional Hebrew text of the Old Testament, many contain significant variations. The scrolls were well preserved in their dark, arid caves, but over the centuries most fell apart into fragments of various sizes. Israel regards the scrolls as a national treasure and keeps its share of them in a secure, climate-controlled, government-operated lab on the Israel Museum campus in Jerusalem.

Anti-Muslim actions rise in U.K. over slain soldier LONDON (AP) Police, politicians and activists in Britain are warning of rising anti-Muslim sentiment following the slaughter of an off-duty British soldier in a London street, an apparent act of Islamic extremism that has horrified the nation. Metropolitan Police investigating the killing of Lee Rigby, a 25-year-old soldier who was run over by attackers then butchered by knives, arrested three more men in the murder investigation Saturday. Stun guns were used on two of the three men, aged 24 and 28, police said.

The latest arrests came as an estimated 1,500 members of an extremist right-wing group called the English Defense League marched in the northern English city of Newcastle, chanting Rigby’s name. In the southern English city of Portsmouth, police arrested two men for a racially motivated assault as hundreds of demonstrators gathered near one mosque, while several more people were detained for alleged racist offenses elsewhere. The two men suspected of killing the soldier, Michael Adebolajo, 28, and

Michael Adebowale, 22, remained under armed guard in separate London hospitals after police shot them at the scene. Police have not officially named the suspects because they have not been charged, but British officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the investigation, have confirmed their names to The Associated Press. Wednesday’s murder in southeast London’s Woolwich area shocked the nation partly because the horrific scenes were recorded on witnesses’ cellphones,

and a video picked up by British media showed one of the two suspects, his hands bloodied, making political statements and warning of further violence as the soldier lay on the ground behind him. Counter-terrorism police also are questioning a friend of Adebolajo who was arrested Friday night immediately after he gave BBC Television an interview detailing why he thought Adebolajo may have become radicalized. Metropolitan Police said the friend, identified by the BBC as 31-year-old Abu Nusaybah, was want-

ed himself on suspicion of “the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.” The force declined to elaborate. In his BBC interview, Nusaybah said he knew Adebolajo as a moderate Islam convert. He said he thought Adebolajo’s behavior changed after a trip to Kenya last year, and alleged that Britain’s MI5 domestic spy agency tried to recruit him upon his return six months ago. Rigby’s killing and Adebolajo’s apparent link to Islamic extremism has stirred anti-Muslim backlashes across Britain.

Police said they arrested three people on suspicion of posting racist tweets ahead of the English Defense League march, and further detained 24 others before and during the protest on suspicion of public drunkenness, vandalism and distributing racist literature. One group of marchers carried a sign that read “Taliban Hunting Club.” About 350 counterdemonstrators who called themselves Newcastle Unites shouted abuse at the marchers, including “Nazi scum off our streets!”


B1 May 26, 2013


This image reflects Decoration Day in downtown Troy in 1885, the Square and Civil War veterans on parade. Horses and buggies are hitched to hitching posts around the Square. The old band stand and flag pole are in the center.

Remembering the war dead Barton Kyle

Memorial Day a chance to honor our veterans

Perhaps unknown to students and Troy residents, Kyle Elementary is named after fallen hero Lt. Col. Barton S. Kyle. “Recently a few students at Kyle came in to find out the history of the school. They said, ‘Why is it named Kyle? Who’s Kyle?’” Kennedy said. “They not only found out why the school’s named Kyle, but they also found out about Lt. Col. Barton Kyle.” Before serving in the Civil War, Kyle worked as deputy United States marshal for Miami County, according to a April 24, 1862, edition of the Troy Times newspaper, provided by the Miami County Historical Society. Along with other work in politics, Kyle also owned a Troy bookstore with partner David Kelly before joining the 71st Regiment. In April 1862, Kyle died in a battle fighting rebel regiments in which “bullets were falling like hailstones and cannon balls were sweeping through our ranks,” according to “1909 History of Miami County” by Thomas Harbaugh. Kyle rests at Rose Hill Cemetery in Troy.


Barton S. Kyle and William Hart Pitsenbarger may not be household names in Miami County. But based on their heroic efforts for the U.S. Armed Forces on behalf of all Americans, they should be. The late veterans are among the many who will be honored Monday on Memorial Day. Their courage is recognized in books and documents stored at the Troy-Miami County Public Library’s Local History Library. “There’s a story in every gravestone out there,” said Patrick Kennedy, Local History Library archivist. “Different wars, different backgrounds, different families, different branches of the military.” During the Great Depression, the Work Projects Administration created cemetery maps showing the burial plots of veterans nationwide. The library has these maps for Miami County. Larger cemeteries such as Rose Hill and Riverside in Troy, along with Forest Hill in Piqua and Highland in Covington, likely have the greatest number of veterans buried in the county, Kennedy said. Memorial Day ceremonies have been taking place for centuries — though it was

William Hart Pitsenbarger A 1962 graduate of Piqua High School, Pitsenbarger served in Vietnam as a pararescue specialist, completing about 300 missions. At age 21, the airman first class was killed in action while treating wounded soldiers under STAFF PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER enemy fire. He had volunPatrick Kennedy of the Local History Library looks over several maps of area cemeteries in the teered for the rescue mission county, including Fletcher Cemetery. on his day off and in doing so rescued nine men. reflect the commemoration of observance,” Kennedy said. formerly called Decoration Pitsenbarger was awarded “This has been going on for Day, when the holiday specifi- all those who died for the the Air Force Cross and the nation. years. Even back in the cally honored soldiers who Medal of Honor. He was “Like Troy, a lot of cities 1880s, you’ll read about died in the Civil War. Later buried at Miami Memorial have a parade that ends with observances in Troy or the time of observance was renamed Memorial Day to the cemetery, and that’s the Fletcher or Covington.” Park Cemetery in Covington.

Troy loses a hero in Operation Enduring Freedom Troy lost a hero last last summer when Troy High School graduate Army Private First Class Jeffrey L. Rice was killed in Afghanistan at the age of 24. In an interview shortly after his death, Rice’s mother Sandy Wheelock recalled the last email she would ever receive from her son. He had written: “one last thing I really really miss you and i love you mom. write you soon.”

Family members recalled him as a protective, loving young man who always put his family first. While in Afghanistan, Rice would call and write to his nieces Ali, Kristen and Makayla. “He was a big teddy bear,” said his aunt, Cathy Pencil. “He loved his sisters, he loved his nieces and especially his mother.” While in high school, Rice

studied welding at the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School, now called the Upper Valley Career Center. He graduated in 2007. Wheelock said her son always had his sights set on the military. “That’s all he ever wanted to do. It was all he ever talked about. He wanted to join the Army and protect people,” she said.

Rice was deployed to Afghanistan from January 2010 through December as a field engineer, before returning in February 2012. “I wasn’t as worried about him the second time he went back,” Wheelock said. “You let your guard down a little bit … then the worst can happen.” Rice died on July 19, 2012, while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom.




Sunday, May 26, 2013



Honey-sweet magic on a warm evening It was pushing midnight when I stepped outside with the dog on her pre-bedtime ramble. The moon wouldn’t rise for another hour. But the sky was clear and myriad stars spangling the overhead darkness cast sufficient light to reveal the pale gleam of the graveled walkway. I’d taken maybe a dozen steps when an unmistakable smell halted me in my tracks. Honeysuckle! The distinctive fragrance came from a clump of vines near the roadside mailbox, the scent drifting downhill to infuse the soft night with their rich perfume. But not merely perfume … magic! One sniff of that heady aroma and I was instantly transported to a spring evening during my childhood. We’d driven down to eastern Kentucky to visit Dad’s Uncle Edgar — then in his 90s, snowyhaired, arthritic, a decade retired from his university professorship over in Lexington and living out his final days in a rambling old farmhouse tucked between steep wooded hills. Ancestral land, settled in the 1750s, where kin have long been born and buried. Relatives were gathered inside, laughing, sipping sweet tea ‘round the kitchen table. Others sat out on the wide front porch where they could enjoy the evening’s cool, as fireflies flashed coded love messages above the tall grass, and whippoorwills called from deep in the cloistered hollow. I’d joined the porch bunch, hunkering in the corner of a rickety glider — spellbound by Uncle Edgar’s vivid tales that

immediately jumped up and grabbed him by the wrist. “Daddy, don’t you dare try and go down those steps!” “Then fetch me some honeysuckle up here,” Uncle Edgar roared. “I’ve got to teach this boy somethin’ worthwhile!” Quickly, as ordered, an armload of honeysuckle — flowers, leaves and trailing vines — was gathered from a nearby trellis clump and delivered. The old man motioned me over. “Smell this,” he said, holding the tangle out like a bouquet. “A big, deep whiff.” I did as instructed. “Ummmm!” Uncle Edgar grinned. “Sweet, huh? Rich as comb honey — near good enough to eat.” I sniffed again and nodded. “Yes sir.” “Well, Jimmy Boy,” he said, grinning even more, “here’s the best part—open your mouth and stick out your tongue.” Agape, I watched as he carefully plucked one of the golden, trumpet-shaped flowers from the vine, pinched off the green base-cap, and gently pulled the stamens backward through the bloom. A clear drop appeared. Uncle Edgar touched the wad to my tongue. “Wow,” I said, as the blast of sweet nectar filled my senses. The old man laughed with glee when I immediately begged for a repeat. “Now you know where the plant gets its name. Not only does it smell sweet — but when you suckle the juice, it tastes just like honey.” Nothing, it’s said, so easily and clearly invokes memory

Jim McGuire Troy Daily News Columnist

wove family history from Ireland’s green County Fermanagh and the Flight of the Earls, through the slightly familiar French and Indian War, American Revolution and Civil War. The latter was barely four years ended at the time of his birth. Still, exciting as the stories were, my concentration was broken when a wonderful scent wafted my way. I sniffed, then sniffed again. Uncle Edgar abruptly paused in his tale-telling and leaned toward me. “Know what that sweet smell is, Jimmy Boy?” he asked. “No sir,” I said, shaking my head. He reared back in feigned astonishment, faded blue eyes dancing with mirth. “You mean to say your pappy hasn’t introduced you to honeysuckle?” He snorted. “We’ll soon fix that!” Uncle Edgar grabbed for his silver-knobbed blackthorn cane — said to be nearly 200 years old, now wedged between his lap and the armrest of the big wicker rocker — and began struggling to arise. This alarmed his daughter, who


Japanese honeysuckle is an invasive species that can spread quickly and choke out native plants by twining around them. better than scent. I believe that’s true, for I’ve never forgotten that evening, and have loved the smell and taste of honeysuckle nectar ever since. However, please don’t misunderstand my nostalgic affection as an indication I’m somehow the plant’s defender. I know non-native honeysuckle’s nature all too well and am troubled by its pervasive invasion. Yet I’m also pessimistic enough to believe that regardless of our ill-disposed feelings and tireless vigilance to hack, pull and poison every alien honeysuckle in sight — complete eradication in the foreseeable future is unlikely. Am I being double-minded

about this? No, just practical. And willing to acknowledge the good in a plant generally denounced as all bad — which does seem rather disingenuous, given we originally brought honeysuckle to our gardens for it’s beauty, fragrance and sweet nectar taste. Honeysuckle is here to stay. Just like my memories — which magically came flooding back the other night, at the first delicious whiff of that distinctive sweet fragrance on the soft night air … carrying with it, memories of the wonderful evening when a fine old man, whom I never saw again, took time to teach a curious boy “somethin’ worthwhile.”


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Choices in cheery potty seats abound NEW YORK (AP) — For some hopeful parents, summertime is “tinkle time,” as in setting toddlers free and diaperless outside while potty training. And like so many aspects of life with kids, potty training means gear, lots of gear. Something happened on the road to bathroom independence. The choices in potty seats and chairs proliferated and sprouted all manner of bells and whistles. Many convert like Transformers to serve multiple functions. One has a voice recorder to add a personal message (Go Jacob!). Others belt out happy tunes, have cubbies to stash wipes and books, sport their own toilet paper holders, simulate flushing, look like mini-urinals and are decked out as fancy thrones. There’s one with an iPad holder and another with handlebars that looks like a ride-on toy. Still more can be monogrammed, are round to appear as ladybugs and soccer balls, rock like rocking chairs and, for the design-minded, look like contemporary furniture. And there’s no end to TV, movie and book tie-ins, from Sesame Street to Spongebob. Basic molded-plastic potties remain popular, high backed or low, in an industry worth more than $50 million in 2011, according to the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, a trade group of companies in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. So who’s it all for, parents or little doers trying to figure out Nos. 1 and 2? Whether you decide on “elimination communication,” where infants go without diapers earlier than the norm, take a coldturkey boot camp approach or have a late and reluctant bloomer


This product image released by Safety 1st shows the Musical Talkin Potty and Step Stool. The handle plays flushing sounds and parents can record a personal reward message. For some parents, summertime is potty training time. And like so many aspects of life with kids, potty training means gear, lots of gear. The choices in potty seats and chairs proliferated and sprouted all manner of bells and whistles. on your hands, chances are a cheery potty seat is in your future. “People talk about potty training more. Before it was something you just got through, you know. You just did it,” said Angie Peterson, marketing director for Levels of Discovery, a company that puts out painted wood potty thrones pink for girls and majestic blue for boys for up to $83 a pop. They’re bedecked with crowns and include a place to slide in a photo of your little one.

Grandparents are often the buyers of these thrones, she said, and the chairs match the company’s bedroom furniture sets with royal themes. They come with matching wood seat covers that turn them into regular chairs when training is complete. Sick of unsightly plastic, but not looking for ornate? The Potty Bench by Boon Inc. is sleek and curvy in minimalist color schemes of bright green or aqua against white.

“We wanted it to look cool. Take a look at the children’s industry in the early 2000s and it was just all pastely and it had not had a facelift, ever. We wanted to bring cool style and design to parents,” said Ryan Fernandez, co-founder of the company and father of four girls 12 and under. Potty seats just keep on coming, said Narmin Parpia, whose RNK Innovations makes the ones akin to ride-on toys. “Isn’t it crazy? The idea is to keep the child amused while they’re on there, just to keep them entertained while they sit and wait for things to happen. I think moms today are expecting it to be easy and it isn’t always as easy as they think it is,” she said. Sales of her company’s Riding Potty Chair increased last year by 5 to 10 percent over the year before, she said. “But I think some of the seats would drive me crazy as a parent. Mostly the ones that play music when a sensor gets wet and you have to dry it off completely to make it stop,” said Parpia, whose kids are now 18 and 21. “I think at some point, when it does too much, it becomes a toy and the child wants to play with it rather than use it.” Heidi Murkoff, who wrote the pregnancy bible “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” that now anchors a franchise and website offering parenting advice, isn’t a huge believer in busy potty chairs. “Bells and whistles, and musical potty seats, are never necessary. Clearly babies have mastered potty proficiency for generations without them,” she said. “They just make the process more fun. But the bottom line: what kind of seat you put that cute little bottom on

Avoid that thrill ride to the ER BY LEE BOWMAN Scripps Howard News Service Kids and their folks may see thrills in the making, but some recent research holds up a caution flag on injury risks from some common amusement pastimes that can take a toll on summer fun. Not to siphon all the fun out of childhood, but even something that seems like a benign “kiddie ride” can be dangerous. A roller coaster doesn’t have to be hundreds of feet tall or go faster than 100 miles an hour for a kid to get hurt riding it. Tumbling from a much tamer ride in a mall or arcade can do serious damage if a kid falls onto or off a bucking, rocking ride. “Trampoline parks” have become the new rage for adults and tots alike. But whether on a parksized jump mat or a backyard version, more than 90,000 people a year get hurt badly enough to seek treatment at an emergency medical department. About a third of them are age 6 and younger. Nor are bouncy, inflatable attractions like moon bounces and slides, entirely safe just because they’re soft. Researchers say the number of injuries requiring ER care from such rides among kids 17 and younger was 15 times greater in 2010 than in 1995 — nearly 65,000 in all. Amusement ride-related injuries sent more than 92,000 children under age 18 to U.S. emergency departments from 1990 to 2010, researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, report in the May issue of the journal Clinical Pediatrics. Data for the study came from a national network of emergency rooms that report injuries under a program established by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Researchers said 70 percent of the injuries came between May and September, more than 20 a day, with an injury serious enough to require hospitalization occurring every three days, on average. Injuries were most likely to come as the result of a fall (32 percent) or from hitting a part of the body on a ride or being hit by something while riding (18 percent). About 29 percent

Study: High school hockey players cleared too soon after concussions BY JACK KELLY Pittsburgh Post-Gazette His study of 54 high school hockey players in New England who suffered concussions indicated more than a quarter of the athletes were cleared to return to play too soon, said Neal McGrath, neuropsychologist and clinical director of Sports Concussion New England. In a study co-authored by three researchers and clinicians affiliated with University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Sports Medicine Concussion Program, McGrath recommended that athletes undergo post-exertion neurocognitive testing before being cleared to return to play. Although all of the athletes reported being symptom-free, 15 displayed cognitive decline in at least one area after moderate physical exertion, according to the study, published in the January issue of the journal Brain Injury.

of the injuries happened on “mobile” rides — equipment moved around for carnivals and fairs and directly regulated by the CPSC. The rest of the injuries took place on “fixed” rides that stay in one spot, ranging from bigscale thrill rides in theme parks to petite rocking horse and merry-go-rounds in malls, restaurants and arcades. Those rides are regulated by state and local inspectors. Dr. Gary Smith, senior author of the study and director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at the Columbus hospital, said almost 75 percent of the injuries on mall rides occurred when a child fell in, on, off or against the ride, which may often sit on hard surfaces and not have child restraints. Kids are more likely to sustain head/neck or face injuries or concussions or closed head injuries on those rides than on other equipment. Smith also led the research on inflatable bouncers, which found that falls and collisions caused most injuries, most commonly fractures, strains and head and neck trauma. Some of the most severe injuries came when a child was bounced out onto the ground or floor. Researchers also know that about 75 percent of trampoline injuries happen when more than one person is jumping. Falls and collisions account for

Their speed and reaction scores were normal, but these athletes scored significantly lower on the ImPACT test than they should have if they had recovered fully. ImPACT (Immediate PostConcussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the computerized neurocognitive test developed by UPMC’s Sports Medicine Concussion Program. Neurocognitive tests soon after exercising determine whether an athlete’s concussion — particularly to the vestibular system that integrates balance, vision and spatial function — is fully recovered, said study co-author Michael “Micky” Collins, executive director of the UPMC program. Other UPMC researchers who took part in the study were Anthony Kontos, assistant research director, and researcher R.J. Elbin. Also participating was Mark Lovell, founding director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, now director of ImPACT Technologies.

the most severe damage. Children 5 and younger are typically at greater risk for injury, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, which issued a policy update on trampoline safety last fall that discouraged use of the backyard equipment. Although some safety advocates and state lawmakers are pushing for regulation of trampoline parks, the Pediatric group said there’s not enough data about the safety of the equipment in those settings. The policy did note that trampolines can play a positive role when used as part of a structured athletic training program that includes “appropriate coaching, supervision and safety measures.” Smith and his colleagues said parents need to closely supervise and

monitor their children, especially younger kids, on all rides. They suggest keeping anyone younger than 6 out of the bouncers and allowing only one child on the equipment at a time if possible. Otherwise, make sure they’re at least about the same age and size. For amusement rides: • Follow all age, height, weight and health restrictions. • Avoid mall and arcade rides if they’re on a hard surface or don’t have safety restraints. • Make sure children use safety bars and seat belts and keep their hands and feet inside the ride. • Be sure your child is mature enough to follow the rules on any ride. Otherwise, keep him or her off the equipment and do something else.

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Development vs. preservation Mackinac Island officials debate future MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Northern Michigan’s Mackinac Island, which bans cars and yet draws 900,000 visitors each year, is facing key decisions about the development of its tourism industry, which is the island’s lifeblood. The island’s Historic District Commission on Monday rejected a plan by the developers of the recently opened Bicycle Street Inn & Suites on Main Street to build two other hotels on the island that would, among other things, require the destruction of a former fudge shop. The developers, Melanie Libby and Ira Green, had requested a waiver that would have allowed them to circumvent certain historical preservation rules that they said would pose an economic hardship, but the commission rejected the request. Libby said she and Green are trying to balance development and preservation goals. She said they are hoping to find a way to proceed with the two new hotels. “It is for us a legacy project,” she told the Detroit Free Press. “We looked at it and truly believe it will enhance the Mackinac experience. … We are trying to work out a compromise that gives a balance between a number of visions for that area.” Eighty percent of the 3.8square-mile island in the straits between lakes Michigan and Huron is a state park, and the entire island is classified as a National Historic Landmark. Libby and Green have had other business interests on the island for 20 years, including managing the historic Lake View Hotel and renting out bicycles. They say that decrepit structures on Mackinac Island need to be torn down and replaced by sounder buildings that contain modern amenities demanded by wealthy tourists,


Mackinac Island’s newest hotel, the Bicycle Street Inn on Main Street opposite Shepler’s dock, May 14. The northern Michigan resort island that bans cars and yet draws close to a million visitors each year is facing key decisions on what development to allow to accommodate the tourist business that keeps it alive. “When you actually look at the plans, it’s shocking,” said Arnold, a preservation planner for Michigan’s State Historic Preservation Office. “Do they want to be Mackinaw City or Mackinac Island? “We feel they are undermining the historic district by creating fake historic buildings that look like Disneyland.” Andrew Doud, chairman of the Historic District Commission, said he hopes a solution is found. “We denied it on the grounds of economic hardship, but we were open to accepting it if (the) council thought it was for the greater good,” Doud said. Bob Benser Jr., the president of the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau who owns or co-owns two island businesses, said he sees both visions. “Buildings that are structurally sound, we should renoMackinac Island's newest hotel, the Bicycle Street Inn, has views from its balconies up and down vate, but some of the buildings Main Street,. The red awnings are the Mackinac Island Bike Shop. In about two years, a new hotel is downtown are not,” he said. “To me, there was a time when the set to be on the bicycle site, also developed by island developers Melanie Libby and Ira Green. town was a little bit junky,” he said. “For the most part, the Amy Arnold said the proposed site of their proposed Main or those tourists will go elsedevelopment would gut the Dock Inn project. where. island looks as good as it ever island’s historic character. But state preservationist They paid $5 million for the has.”

Exhibit honors U.S. Jews who helped refugees from Nazis NEW YORK (AP) — An exhibition opens Tuesday at a museum in Lower Manhattan about efforts by American Jews to bring refugees to the U.S. from Europe during the Nazi era. The exhibition, “Against All Odds: American Jews and the Rescue of Europe’s Refugees, 1933-41” will be on view for a year at the Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, located on Battery Place. The museum says the show is one of the first major exhibits about the subject, including images, rare documents, first-person accounts and interactive presentations. Strict quotas on U.S. visas made it difficult for refugees to get into the U.S. during the Nazi era. A debate has raged for decades about whether the U.S. Jewish community did enough to get Jews out, and whether the U.S. government policies that impeded their immigration were the result of anti-Semitism among U.S. officials, ignorance about the Jews’ likely fate if they were not rescued, or, as some historians have argued, a matter of misguided wartime priorities. But more than 200,000 Jews did leave Europe for the U.S. during the Nazi era, and the exhibit tells the story of how some of them made it out thanks to the ingenuity and resources

IF YOU GO: • AGAINST ALL ODDS: . Exhibition through May 21, 2014 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, Manhattan. Adults, $12; seniors, $10; students, $7; children 12 and under free. Closed Saturdays. Open Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


In this undated photo provided by the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Carl Laemmle is shown with his children, Rosabelle and Carl Jr. Laemmle was the founder of Universal Pictures and used his connections and resources to help bring Jews over from Europe after the rise of the Nazis. An exhibition called “Against All Odds: American Jews and the Rescue of Europe’s Refugees, 1933-1941,” documents efforts by Laemmle and others to get Jews out of Nazi-era Europe despite strict immigration quotas in the U.S. of the American Jewish community. Stories include that of William B. Thalhimer Sr., a Richmond, Va., department store owner who turned an old tobacco plantation into a working farm in Hyde Park, Va., where 36 Jewish immigrants lived and worked. Also featured in the exhibit is Universal Pictures (NYSE:GE) founder Carl Laemmle, who came to the U.S. from Laupheim, Germany, and helped bring many individuals from the Laupheim area to the U.S. The exhibit

includes Laemmle’s 1937 letter to Secretary of State Cordell Hull expressing sympathy for German Jews. The show includes a 1941 letter from Albert Einstein to Eleanor Roosevelt as well, in which Einstein condemned the State Department’s “wall of bureaucratic measures alleged to be necessary to protect America against subversive, dangerous elements.” Einstein helped found an organization that later became the International Rescue Committee.

In this 1938 photo provided by the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, prospective immigrants line up outside the U.S. consulate in Vienna after the German annexation of Austria. Some of the refugee sponsors were well-connected individuals of means who were able to guarantee that those they brought to the U.S. would be provided

for and not become public burdens. They helped find jobs for them and set up charities to pay for their medical care and other needs.

But there are also stories of average folks who stepped in to help. In one case, a European Jewish composer named Erich Zeisl wrote a letter to someone he found in the New York phone book with a similar name. They were not related, but the New Yorker, Morris Zeisel, a plumber, wrote back immediately and got the paperwork necessary to bring the composer and his wife over. “We hope that ‘Against the Odds’ dispels misconceptions about American Jewish passivity during the Nazi period,” Anita Kassof, the museum’s deputy director, said in a press release. “It’s true that American immigration law restricted the number of people admitted to the U.S. But within those limits, it was sometimes possible for dedicated and persistent people to bring refugees to safety.”



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Director picks 5 films about strong women BY CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Film Reviewer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The thriller “Black Rock” is about a trio of childhood friends (Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell and director Katie Aselton) who travel to a remote island off the coast of Maine to work through past issues and reconnect. But when it turns out they’re not the only ones on the island, they end up having to fight for their lives. Aselton’s film, playing in select cities this weekend and through video on demand nationwide, celebrates the inner strength and resourcefulness women can summon when they’re called upon to find it. So

it’s only fitting that the actress and filmmaker, perhaps best known for her supporting work on the FX comedy series “The League,” should choose five favorite movies about strong women who take charge. It’s also a pleasure to have her here since her husband, writer-director-actor Mark Duplass, took over the Five Most space last year with a list of great timetravel movies when “Safety Not Guaranteed” debuted. Here’s Aselton, in her own words: • “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991): You cannot talk female heroines and not acknowledge Sarah Connor, a character faced with not just the

challenge of preventing a nuclear war, but protecting her son. The girl is textbook bad-ass. And she has the guns to prove it. • “Thelma & Louise” (1991): I love everything about this movie, but more than anything, this film illustrates a beautiful, authentic friendship between two women and how deeply fierce a bond like that can run. I love that these two women took the wheel of their lives and take us, as an audience, on an amazing ride. • “Bull Durham” (1988): Susan Sarandon, again, I know! But the woman epitomizes badass to me perfectly in that she never compromises her sexuality by being strong and smart. The

woman makes no apologies in her characters or her performances. As Annie in “Bull Durham,” she delivers another one of these amazing performances and cemented her place as “who I want to be when I grow up.” • “The River Wild” (1994): And then there is Meryl Streep. Who is amazing in everything. And while “The River Wild” may not be the highest moment in cinematic history, she plays an amazing mother who finds herself in the extraordinary situation of having to save her husband and son from deranged thieves on the run. Crazy, I know, but it’s Meryl, and she does it all on a river raft while navigating rapids in mom jean shorts!

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This undated publicity photo released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows, from left, Justin Bartha as Doug, Zach Galfianakis as Alan, Ed Helms as Stu and Bradley Cooper as Phil in”The Hangover Part III.”

Trilogy ends on a dark note BY CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Film Reviewer “Daring” isn’t a word you would use very much to describe 2011’s “The Hangover Part II,” the disappointingly lazy, beat-forbeat rehash of the wild and wildly successful original “Hangover” from 2009. And yet, here we are with “The Hangover Part III,” which runs a different sort of risk by going to darker and more dangerous places than its predecessors, both artistically and emotionally. It dares to alienate the very audience that made “The Hangover” the highestgrossing R-rated comedy of all time because, well, it isn’t exactly a comedy. Sure, there are some outrageous lines and sight gags, mostly courtesy of Zach Galifianakis and Ken Jeong, who function as central figures this time when, previously, a little bit of them went a long way. (This was also a potentially alienating decision.) But director and cowriter Todd Phillips signals early and often that he’s much more interested than ever before in exploring matters of real consequence, rather than simply mining them for brash laughs. Phillips and co-writer Craig Mazin have placed the unusual challenge on themselves of trying to create something bold and new while simultaneously remaining true to the trilogy and wrapping it all up in a satisfying way. They succeed somewhat; simply trying to be creative marks a huge improvement from part two. This time, Galifianakis’ insufferable, inappropriate man-child Alan has gone off his meds and is out of control. His family and friends including fellow “Wolfpack” members Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Doug (Justin Bartha) stage an intervention and offer to drive him to a treatment center in

• “Tootsie” (1982): And finally, my favorite kick-ass girl is … a dude? But Dustin Hoffman’s character, Dorothy Michaels, taught us more about being a strong, powerful, compassionate woman in this world than most actual female characters could ever try to do. Dorothy Michaels is certainly a bad-ass role model for us all. And I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes of hers: “Oh, I know what y’all really want is some gross caricature of a woman to prove some idiotic point that power makes a woman masculine, or masculine women are ugly. Well, shame on you for letting a man do that, or any man that does that.”


This film publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows John Goodman as Marshall in “The Hangover Part III.” Arizona. And so the four venture off on yet another journey, once again assuming their familiar roles: arrogant English teacher Phil is the de facto leader, Stu is the cautious and neurotic dentist and Doug is the bland and stable voice of reason. In theory, this should be a pretty innocuous trek through the desert. But this is a “Hangover” movie. So, naturally, they get run off the road by masked thugs who work for crime boss Marshall (John Goodman, who improves everything merely by showing up). Turns out, some of their actions in Las Vegas four years ago have tied them to the evil, effeminate gangster Leslie Chow (Jeong) and put them in trouble with some powerful, volatile people. (Chow, we see in the prologue, has escaped a Bangkok prison, sparking an epic riot captured in dramatic, visceral detail by Phillips’ frequent cinematographer Lawrence Sher.) Now, they must make things right by finding Chow. And of course, there’s a deadline, with Doug serving as collateral. Their assignment takes

them to Tijuana and the rolling hills of northern Mexico until, inevitably, they must end up back in Vegas. In keeping with the tone of part three, this depiction of the city isn’t sparkly and full of promise, but rather seedy and foreboding. Las Vegas does, however, serve as the location for some rare moments of heartfelt emotion. One comes courtesy of Melissa McCarthy, in typical scene-stealing fashion, as the pawn-shop clerk who turns out to be Alan’s trashy, mulleted soul mate. The guys also revisit Stu’s first wife, ex-stripper Jade (Heather Graham), and find that she’s living a happy suburban life with her son, who’s now 4. The child actor who plays him, Grant Holmquist, was one of several infants used in the original “Hangover” as Baby Carlos and is the one featured prominently in that film’s posters. It’s a nice touch. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Chow is more than just a silly, bisexual cokehead this time around. He’s clearly a sociopath, and the group’s association with him is more than just a

nuisance. Jeong gets a bit more room to explore the role and finds a bit more shading, but if you hate this character, you might just hate this entire movie, as well. Similarly, Galifianakis gets way more screen time here; he’s essentially the star of “The Hangover Part III,” with Cooper and Helms fading into reliable supporting roles. (Bartha once again misses out on the adventures.) The character of Alan is still odd and off-putting, unorthodox and unpredictable. But his loneliness and neediness shine through, which makes one of the more out-there figures in the “Hangover” universe unexpectedly relatable. Your expectations and keeping them in check are a crucial factor here. This isn’t a party: This finally, truly is the hangover. And it’s also the recovery. “The Hangover Part III,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release, is rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, some violence and drug content, and brief graphic nudity. Running time: 100 minutes. Three stars out of four.

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Antonio Banderas will star in a movie as one of the 33 Chilean miners trapped deep underground for more than two months in 2010, and the charismatic survivor he’s playing couldn’t be happier. Mike Medavoy, producer of “The 33,” announced on Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival that Banderas will play Mario Sepulveda, who known as “Super Mario” became the public face of the miners. The film will dramatize the cave-in at a mine in Chile’s Atacama desert and the globally televised rescue of the miners that mesmerized millions worldwide. Sepulveda told the Associated Press on Monday that he’s thrilled because he’s a fan of the Spanish actor and that he hopes the movie will remind people how life is the most valuable gift. “I’m very excited and full of anxiety. All of my mates are looking forward to this big production,” Sepulveda said. “Banderas is very charismatic. I like him a lot and I think this movie is going to make him even more famous than he already is.” Even in their despair, Sepulveda said, “peace, love, solidarity and teamwork” were shared by the miners who survived entrapment longer than anyone else before. “There are people who don’t realize the value of what they have next to them. And after those 69 days we know that there’s nothing as important as being alive, being healthy and enjoying the people you love while you’re alive,” he said. The miners said it felt like an earthquake when the shaft caved in above them on Aug. 5, 2010, filling the lower corridors of the copper and gold mine with suffocating dust. Hours passed before they could even begin to see a

Cleveland lands film shoot CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland has landed another Hollywood film shoot and it could mean delays for motorists. The city warned drivers to be aware of staggered street closings that began Saturday through June 18 to accommodate filming for the new Captain America film. Most of the affected streets are located near the downtown Cleveland area. A primary closure in early June will

involve the West Shoreway used by inbound commuters. The city says the production company will pay for extra police and traffic controllers to direct motorists around street closings. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Redford. The film shoot also includes Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.


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few steps in front of them. Above them tons of rock shifted constantly, threatening to bury them forever. People on the surface didn’t know for more than two weeks that the men had survived the collapse. The 33 men had stretched a meager 48-hour store of emergency food for 17 days, eating tiny capsules of tuna and sips of expired milk while a narrow shaft finally reached their haven and the world learned they were alive. The small emergency shaft allowed food and water to be lowered to the miners while rescuers drilled a bigger escape hole. Finally, in the early hours of Oct. 13, the miners were hauled up one-by-one in a cage through 2,000 feet of rock. Back on the surface they were received as heroes. They got paid trips to the Greek Islands, visited the Real Madrid stadium in Spain and paraded at Magic Kingdom in Disney World. But the fantasy began to crumble on their return home. Many ran out of money and had to scratch out a living in the dusty working-class neighborhoods and shantytowns of the desert city of Copiapo. Some began suffering from health and psychological problems. Others took to alcohol and drugs. Most are still kept up at night by memories of their ordeal. “I’m thankful for things in life,” said Sepulveda, an electrician who earns a living giving motivational speeches. “Some are good, others bad, but God gave us another chance … The door that was opened for us is huge.” Variety magazine say production for “The 33” is scheduled to start in the fall in Chile. The film will be directed by Mexican filmmaker Patricia Riggen. Martin Sheen and Rodrigo Santoro are also on the cast.

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DATES TO REMEMBER 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. • The Knitting Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Bradford Public Libary, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. All knitters are welcome or residents can come to learn. • 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.

how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • DivorceCare seminar and sup• A Domestic Violence Support port group will meet from 6:30-8 Group for Women will meet from p.m. at Piqua Assembly of God 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Church, 8440 King Arthur Drive, Shelter of Miami County, 16. E. Piqua. Child care provided through Franklin St., Troy. Support for batthe sixth-grade. tered women who want to break • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will free from partner violence is meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter offered. There is no charge for the Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash program. For more information, call and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The 339-6761. discussion meeting is open. • Narcotics Anonymous, • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity at 7 p.m. for open discussion in the Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset 12 Step Room at the Trinity Road, Troy. Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley • Children’s Creative Play Group Road, Troy. will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., Family Abuse Shelter of Miami Westminster Presbyterian Church, County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, School-age children will learn Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. appropriate social interactions and • AA, Living Sober meeting, free expression through unique open to all who have an interest in play therapy. There is no charge for a sober lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., this program. More information is Westminster Presbyterian Church, available by calling 339-6761. corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, • Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 Piqua. p.m., Spirit of Recovery, Church of • Narcotics Anonymous, the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Winner’s Group, will meet at 5 p.m. Troy. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. • Overeaters Anonymous will Dorset Ave., Troy. Open discussion meet at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary . Lutheran Church, 9100 N. Main St., • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison State Route 48, between Meijer Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist and Samaritan North. For other Church, 202 W. Fourth St., third meetings or information, call 252floor, Greenville. 6766 or (800) 589-6262, or visit the • Narcotics Anonymous, Never Web site at Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., • Miami Valley Women’s Center, First Christian Church, 212 N. Main 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber St., Sidney Heights, offers free pregnancy test• Teen Talk, where teens share ing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more their everyday issues through cominformation, call 236-2273. munication, will meet at 6 p.m. at • A Pilates Beginners group the Troy View Church of God, 1879 matwork class will be from 5:30Staunton Road, Troy. 6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., • Singles Night at The Avenue Tipp City. For more information, call will be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main Tipp-Monroe Community Services Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669Church, 6759 S. County Road 252441. A, Troy. Each week, cards, non• Safe People, 7-8:30 p.m., competitive volleyball, free line Ginghamsburg Church, SC/DC dances and free ballroom dance 104. Find guidance for making safe lessons. Child care for children choices in relationships, from birth through fifth grade is offered friendships to co-workers, family or from 5:45-7:45 p.m. each night in romance. Learn to identify nurturthe Main Campus building. For ing people as well as those who TUESDAY more information, call 667-1069, should be avoided. Call Roberta Ext. 21. Bogle at 667-4678 for more infor• Deep water aerobics will be • Baseball bingo will be offered mation. WEDNESDAY offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln from 7 p.m. until games are com• Boundaries, 7-8:30 p.m., Community Center, 110 Ash St., plete at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. Ginghamsburg Church, ARK 200. Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit • Skyview Wesleyan Church, High St., Piqua. Refreshments will A 12-week video series using for more informa- 6995 Peters Road, Tipp City, will be available. Proceeds help the Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud tion and programs. offer a free dinner at 6:15 p.m. youth baseball organization, a nonand Dr. John Townsend. Offers • A teen support group for any Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. profit. practical help and encouragement grieving teens, ages 12-18 years in • An arthritis aquatic class will the greater Miami County area is be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at to all who seek a healthy, balanced MONDAY life and practice in being able to offered from 6-7:30 p.m. on the Lincoln Community Center, Troy. no. For more information, call say second and fourth Tuesday Call 335-2715 or visit • Dollar menu night will be from evenings at the Generations of Life for more informa- Linda Richards at 667-4678. • A free employment networking 6-8 p.m. at Troy Eagles, 225 N. Elm Center, second floor, 550 Summit tion and programs. St. Dollar menu items include ham- Ave., Troy. There is no participation • The “Sit and Knit” group meets group will be offered from 8-9 a.m. each Wednesday at Job and burger sliders, sloppy joe, hot dog, fee. Sessions are facilitated by from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Family Services, 2040 N. County grilled cheese, french fries, onion trained bereavement staff and vol- Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Road 25-A, Troy. The group will straws, cup of soup, ice cream and unteers. Crafts, sharing time and Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All offer tools to tap into unadvertised more for $1 each. other grief support activities are knitters are invited to attend. For jobs, assistance to improve person• Christian 12 step meetings, preceded by a light meal. more information, call 667-5358. al presentation skills and resume “Walking in Freedom,” are offered • Quilting and crafts is offered • Grandma’s Kitchen, a homewriting. For more information, call at 7 p.m. at Open Arms Church, from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday cooked meal prepared by volun4075 Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp at the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. teers, is offered every Wednesday Steven Kiefer at 570-2688 or Justin City. First St., Tipp City. Call 667-8865 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the activity cen- Sommer at 440-3465. • The Tipp City Seniors offer line • An arthritis aquatic class will for more information. ter of Hoffman United Methodist dancing at 10 a.m. every be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at • Mothers of Preschoolers, a Church, 201 S. Main St., West Wednesday at 320 S. First St., Tipp Lincoln Community Center, Troy. group of moms who meet to Milton, one block west of State City. Call 335-2715 or visit unwind and socialize while listening Route 48. The meal, which for more informa- to information from speakers, meet includes a main course, salad, THURSDAY tion and programs. the second and fourth Tuesday dessert and drink, for a suggested • An evening grief support group from 6:15-8:30 p.m. Single, mardonation of $7 per person, or $3 for meets the second and fourth ried, working or stay-at-home a children’s meal. The meal is not • The Upper Valley Medical Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the moms are invited. Children (under provided on the weeks of Center Mom and Baby Get Generations of Life Center, second 5) are cared for in MOPPETS. For Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Together group will meet from floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The more information, contact Michelle Year’s. 9:30-11 a.m. on Thursdays at the support group is open to any griev- Lutz at 440-9417 or Andrea • The Kiwanis Club will meet at Farm House, located northwest of ing adult in the greater Miami Stapleton at 339-8074. noon at the Troy Country Club, the main hospital entrance and County area and there is no partici• The Miami Shelby Chapter of 1830 Peters Road, Troy. Non-mem- next to the red barn on the UVMC pation fee. Sessions are facilitated the Barbershop Harmony Society bers of Kiwanis are invited to come campus. The meeting is facilitated by trained bereavement staff. Call will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene meet friends and have lunch. For by the lactation department. The 573-2100 for details or visit the Street United Methodist Church, more information, contact Bobby group offers the opportunity to website at 415 W. Greene St., Piqua. All men Phillips, vice president, at 335meet with other moms, share • AA, Big Book discussion interested in singing are welcome 6989. about being a new mother and to meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity and visitors always are welcome. • The Troy American Legion learn more about breastfeeding Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset For more information, call 778Post No. 43 euchre parties will and the baby. For more information, Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. 1586 or visit the group’s Web site begin at 7:30 p.m. For more inforcall (937) 440-4906. The discussion is open to the pub- at mation, call 339-1564. • Deep water aerobics will be lic. • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at • AA, Pioneer Group open disoffered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln • AA, Green & Growing will Richards Chapel, 831 McKaig cussion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Community Center, 110 Ash St., meet at 8 p.m. The closed discus- Ave., Troy. Video/small group class Enter down the basement steps on Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit sion meeting (attendees must have designed to help separated or the north side of The United for more informaa desire to stop drinking) will be at divorced people. For more informa- Church Of Christ on North Pearl tion and programs. Troy View Church of God, 1879 Old tion, call 335-8814. Street in Covington. The group also • Parents are invited to attend Staunton Road, Troy. • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday night the Corinn’s Way Inc. parent sup• AA, There Is A Solution Group p.m., Dettmer’s Daniel Dining and is wheelchair accessible. port group from 7-8:30 p.m. each will meet at 8 p.m. in Room. • AA, Serenity Island Group will Thursday. The meetings are open Ginghamsburg United Methodist • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster discussion. Church, County Road 25-A, p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash • Tipp City Seniors gather to Ginghamsburg. The discussion 1431 W. Main St., Troy. and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The play cards prior to lunch every group is closed (participants must • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come discussion is open. Thursday at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First have a desire to stop drinking). Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 St., Tipp City. At noon will be a • AA, West Milton open discus- 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal p.m. for closed discussion, Step carry-in lunch and participants sion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. and Tradition meeting, in the 12 should bring a covered dish and Lutheran Church, rear entrance, The discussion is open. Step Room, Trinity Episcopal table service. On the third 1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. Thursday, Senior Independence handicap accessible. Lutheran Church, Main and Third • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., offers blood pressure and blood • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will streets at 8 p.m. This is a closed Westminster Presbyterian Church, sugar testing before lunch. For meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step discussion (participants must have corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, more information, call 667-8865. Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, a desire to stop drinking). Piqua. Use the alley entrance, • Best is Yet to Come open AA 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The dis• Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney upstairs. meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal cussion meeting is open. A begin- Group, Presbyterian Church, cor• Al-Anon, Trinity Group will Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. ner’s meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. ner North and Miami streets, meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step • AA, Tri-City Group meeting will • Alternatives: Anger/Rage Sidney. Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, take place 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the Control Group for adult males, 7-9 • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. cafeteria of the former Dettmer p.m., Miami County Shelter, 16 E. the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., • Men’s Anger/Rage Group will Hospital. The lead meeting is open. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed Troy. Open discussion. meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family For more information, call 335are physical, verbal and emotional • An Intermediate Pilates class Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 9079. violence toward family members will be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues • AA, Spirituality Group will and other persons, how to express at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For addressed are physical, verbal and meet at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian feelings, how to communicate more information, call Tipp-Monroe emotional violence toward family Church, Troy. The discussion is instead of confronting and how to Community Services at 667-8631 members and other persons, how open. act nonviolently with stress and or Celeste at 669-2441. to express feelings, how to commu• Health Partners Free Clinic will • Women’s Anger/Rage Group nicate instead of confronting and offer a free clinic on Thursday night anger issues.


• Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. Other days and times available. For more information, call 339-2699. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. New members welcome. For more information, call 335-9721. • Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at the Tin Roof restaurant. Guests welcome. For more information, call 478-1401. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 and meeting at 5:30 p.m. • Parenting Education Groups will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and age-appropriate ways to parent children. Call 3396761 for more information. There is no charge for this program. • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy, use back door. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Sanctuary, for women who have been affected by sexual abuse, location not made public. Must currently be in therapy. For more information, call Amy Johns at 667-1069, Ext. 430 • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 2362273. • Pilates for Beginners, 8:309:30 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 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. • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus.

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 3320894 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. • 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 S. 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 7-8 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 910 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 6672441. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Brethren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • A singles dance is offered every Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Christopher Club, Dixie Highway, Kettering, sponsored by Group Interaction. The dance is $6. For more information, call 640-3015 or visit • Christian Worship Center, 3537 S. Elm Tree Road, Christiansburg, hosts a Friday Night Bluegrass Jam beginning at 7 p.m. each Friday. Homemade meals are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants may bring instruments and join in. A small donation is requested at the door. For more information or directions, call 857-9090 or 631-2624.

SATURDAY • The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind Friendly’s restaurant. • 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 25-A, 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 25A. • 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. • Baseball bingo will be offered from 7 p.m. until games are complete at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. Refreshments will be available. Proceeds help the youth baseball organization, a nonprofit. • The Tipp City Seniors eat out at area restaurants (sign up at the center) at 4:30 p.m. Card cames will be offered at the center for a $2 donation.



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Hosseini’s new book is another tear-jerker BY NAHAL TOOSI AP Book Reviewer “And the Mountains Echoed” (Riverhead Books), by Khaled Hosseini: My main goal in reading Khaled Hosseini’s new book, “And the Mountains Echoed,” was to avoid crying. I failed within the first 20 pages. And by the last page, I was bawling. So, yes, much like Hosseini’s earlier works, “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” his latest book is bathed in sadness and despair, with the requisite occasional ray of hope. Much like those other two books, “And the Mountains Echoed” is powerful and haunting. And much like the country it describes, it is not easy to forget. Hosseini, whose previous books have sold tens of millions of copies, approached his latest novel in a stylistically different manner than “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” The result is akin to a collection of short stories from pre-2001 and post2001 Afghanistan. Each chapter focuses primarily on one character, but all are somehow linked, even if tenuously, by the book’s central tragedy: a young boy’s loss of his beloved sister, who is given up to a far wealthier family. That loss is conveyed so subtly even with what in retrospect turns out to be a huge clue that it is bewildering and devastating once fully understood. Because of its sprawling nature it spans decades and hops beyond Afghanistan to France, America and other places, including an imaginary one the book manages to touch on a range of sensitive topics, from homosexuality in pre-Taliban Afghanistan to the guilt and apathy felt by successful Afghan exiles about their homeland. The characters include foreign aid workers, the naive son of an Afghan warlord and a fish-out-ofwater poetess, among others. One of the most powerful segments is a Q&A from a French journal. Ultimately and yes, it’s a cliche, but so what the stories are about love in all its manifestations. I often squirmed as I read “And the Mountains Echoed.” Like when the self-promoting, corrupt jerk of a character ends up being the one who helps the person in distress. Or when a child learns to accept, even welcome, the comforts bequeathed to him by his thief of a father. Many of the questions the book tackles involve ends, means and justifications, as well as sustainability versus survival. Hosseini’s latest book is not an easy read, but it is a quick one because you won’t be able to put it down. To those readers who manage to get through it without shedding a tear, well, I tip my hat.


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Woman writes of growing up on reservation IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — — As a kid growing up on a Navajo reservation in the Four Corners region of New Mexico, Deborah Taffa’s parents sheltered her as long as they could from the gruesome details of the history between the U.S. government and American Indian tribes. It wasn’t until as a 17year-old public high school student she sat in classrooms and learned about the Trail of Tears and the Wounded Knee Massacre. “I had never seen it written in such detail where it hit me that it was an institutional decision made by the government that, ‘Yes, we will do these things to these people.’ It felt like a huge betrayal,” said the 43-year-old writer, whose maiden name is Jackson, after former U.S. President Andrew Jackson, who oversaw much of the forced tribal resettlement. The Iowa City PressCitizen reports that what followed were more than two decades of struggle

including hospitalization for depression as a teenager but also exploration and discovery, all of which are chronicled in Taffa’s upcoming book about growing up on a reservation under often misguided federal government programs. Taffa, a Master of Fine Arts candidate in nonfiction writing, is among the nearly 5,200 University of Iowa students who graduated last weekend. Though she’s in a field that’s widely considered less practical than, say, engineering or finance, she has secured a teaching position: she’ll serve as an adjunct professor at Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. Taffa has been a “leading spirit” for her peers in the program, said associate nonfiction writing professor John D’Agata, Taffa’s main thesis adviser. “What I am most impressed by in her work, however, is the level of craft,” he said. “It’s on the level of just her artistic

abilities as a writer. What I mean by that is she writes a kind of essay or a kind of memoiristic, personal narrative that is wryly observational about the world and yet deeply, deeply vulnerable intellectually and emotionally.” The book has somewhere between 50 and 75 pages left to be refined, and Taffa said she expects to publish it in the fall. She leaves Iowa City on June 1. While for other UI graduates, summer holds the promise of relaxation, Taffa will be traveling to Turkey and Greece. In fact, she’s been touring all corners of the world since she was in her early 20s, and having five kids hasn’t stymied her travel plans. She’s been everywhere from Maine and Alaska to West Africa and Indonesia, where she met her husband, who grew up in Italy. It’s travel, Taffa said, that ultimately healed her depression as a teenager. It helped her see the commonalities she shares with

others, and learning about their difficult histories made her once again happy to be American. “It made me feel less precious about my own problems,” Taffa said. Taffa’s complicated views on her ancestry are a central theme in her writing. She said she struggles with the idea of American Indians being what she calls a “museum culture,” reserved to exhibits with stuffed bears and plasticlooking figures hunting bison with bows and arrows. While comforting, it’s no longer reality, she said. “Anybody who pretends that they are still that, they’re not being fully honest in their public persona,” Taffa said. “You do see a lot of Native American writers who come out and talk about mother earth and father sky, but they’re shopping at Target just like everybody else.” But not everyone agrees with her. Taffa often gets backlash from those who

say she’s turned her back on her heritage by living off the reservation. She pictures this dynamic like a tree with traditionalists as the roots and the progressives as the branches: The only thing that kills it is chopping it at the middle. “So it’s always a dance and shuffle and balance that has to be maintained, and sometimes I lost sight of what’s most important,” Taffa said. “I think everybody does. I swing back and forth, but my core is still very dedicated to Native America.” David Hamilton,who retired a year ago after 37 years of teaching in UI’s Department of English, said the professional landscape for writers today is much different from when he began his professorship. When he started out, Hamilton said it was fairly easy to become a professor. Now, it’s sporadic. Taffa’s situation is unique, he said. “There aren’t a whole lot of faculty jobs out there,” Hamilton said.

BESTSELLERS FICTION 1. “Inferno” by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 2. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss (Random House Children’s Books) 3. “12th of Never” by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) 4. “Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel” by Charlaine Harris (Ace) 5. “Silken Prey” by John Sandford (Putnam) 6. “The Hit” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 7. “Whiskey Beach” by Nora Roberts (Putnam) 8.”The 5th Wave” by Rick Yancey (Putnam Publishing Group) 9. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green (Dutton Books)

10. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel” by Jeff Kinney (Amulet Books) NONFICTION 1. “Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander” by Phil Robertson and Mark Schlabach (Howard Books) 2. “The Guns at Last Light” by Rick Atkinson (Henry Holt & Co.) 3. “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg (Knopf) 4. “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” by David Sedaris (Little, Brown) 5. “The Duck Commander Family” by Willie Robertson (Howard Books) 6. “Jesus Calling: Enjoy Peace in His Presence” by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers)

7. “Keep it Pithy: Useful Observations in a Tough World” by Bill O’Reilly (Crown-Archetype) 8. “StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath (Gallup Press) 9. “Waiting to Be Heard” by Amanda Knox (Harper) 10. “Life Code” by Phil McGraw (Bird Street Books) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. “Inferno” by Dan Brown (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 2. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Scribner) 3. “Eyes Wide Open” by Raine Miller (Atria Books) 4. “The Hit” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 5. “12th of Never” by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown)

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Sphars celebrate 55 years GREENVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Joe and Lois Sphar of Greenville will be honored by their children at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 9, with an open house celebration at the Redmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Picnic Grounds on Stanfield Road in Troy. They will be celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary. They were married April 12, 1958. The couple have five children, Delena Polhamus, who resides in Fletcher with husband Cliff, Bruce Spahr, who resides in Casstown with wife Sharolyn, Minelva


Ridenour, who resides in Troy, Teri Hammer, who resides in Sidney with husband John, and Leon Sphar, who resides in Troy. They have seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchilden; and two greatgreat-grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts, but if you wish to send a card it may be sent to their home address at 35 Littlejohn Drive, Greenville, OH 45331. They ask people to please stop by the open house and bring musical instruments for a jam session.

Wacklers married 50 years BRADFORD â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Roger and Mary (Popp) Wackler of Bradford are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were united in marriage on June 15, 1903, at the Grace Brethren Church in Troy. They have three children, Shelly (Dave) Keihl, Matthew (Kathy) Wackler and Jason (Kristina) Wackler. They have six

grandchildren, Morgan, Alexis Wackler, Elisa Martinez, Alycia, Lauren and Elijah Wackler. The Wacklers invite family and friends to celebrate with them at an open house from 4-7 p.m. June 15 at the Church of the Brethren, 120 W. Oakwood St., Bradford. Your presence will be your gift to them.

PUBLIC RECORDS: MARRIAGE LICENSES Justin Thomas Jenkins, 24, of 18 Afan Street, Port Talbot, United Kingdom, to Julie Marie Taylor, 23, of 2009 Park Ave., Piqua. Eric James White, 21, of 8260 1/2 Piqua-Lockington, Piqua, to Kaitlin Irene Spade, 22, of same address. Jordan Taylor Thome, 22, of 2645 Meadowpoint Drive, Troy, to Makenzi Beth Foster, 22, of 2841 Walnut Ridge Drive, Troy. Frederick Allen Mayberry II, of 504 Riverside Drive, Piqua, to Kathryn Marie Roberts, 20, of same address. William Michael Bolton, 28, of 470 Southview Drive, Troy, to Jenni Layne Combs, 30, of same address. Lucian David Novak, 33, of 1040 Fairfield Road, Troy, to Rachel Katherine Flocken, 27, of same address. Ryan Nicholas Hartley, 26, of 1620 W. High St., Piqua, to Cedena

Angelique Cardo, 33, of same address. Eric R. McCann, 34, of 2217 Patterson Lane E, Troy, to Johanna L. Tilton, 38, of same address. Joseph Nathaniel Sneed, 32, of 3277 Elleman Road, Ludlow Falls, to Laura Lynn Lightcap, 31, of same address. Joseph Andrew Evans, 20, of 121 N. Main St., Covington, to Megan Nicole Arnett, 20, of same address. Kevin Allen Roberts, 31, of 15062 Silverwood, Pemberville, to Kate Elizabeth Cecil, 23, of 1235 Marwood, Piqua. Irvin Wayne Bowman, 33, of 430 N. Pearl St., Covington, to Lisa Anne Bowman, 30, of 2665 N. Owens Road, Pleasant Hill. Matthew John Vance, 22, of 23 Denby Place, Troy, to Brianna Helen McCrory, 23, of same address. Thomas Leo Wolfe, 48, of 28

Hobart Drive, Troy, to Heidi Metzler Kelch, 47, of same address. Zachariah Everett Freeling, 30, of 9945 Sawgrass Lane, Piqua, to Kelli Ann Gates, 27, of same address. Eric James Lee, 32, of 612 Scott St., Troy, to Ashley Jolene Adkins, 22, of same address. John Lambert Grunkemeyer III, 18, of 306 Linden Ave., Piqua, to Tiffany Laree Young, 17, of same address. Patrick Joseph Collins, 28, of 494 29th Avenue No. 9, San Francisco, Calif., to Lindsey Dawn Witmer, 27, of 201 Short St., Troy. Ernest Byron Hanselman, 34, of 316 W. Walnut St., Tipp City, to Candace Marie Smith, 24, of same address. Ian Mitchell Brush, 22, of 807 W. Greene St., Piqua, to Deborah Jo Rice, 22, of same address.

NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s May. Memorial Day and the end of the school year are in sight. Suddenly, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thinking about a summer vacation. A little advance planning and some insider tips can save you a lot of money. Here are some questions you should ask first. Q: When is the best time to buy airfare? A: There is no overarching rule, but generally the sweet spot for buying is four to six weeks before you travel. Prices are highest eight to 10 weeks and two to three weeks in advance. However, start your search earlier, if possible. Learn what fares tend to be on a route so you can jump on a deal when one appears. Timing it right can save a family hundreds of dollars. And remember, with most fares you now have 24 hours to cancel for any reason. Use that to your advantage. Q: Is it worth paying for extras such as more legroom, access to shorter security lines and early boarding? A: There are a number of variables to consider here, including the length of your flight and your legs. The airline and time of day can also matter. You can buy your way to the front of a security line. United, for examples, charges $9 for the privilege. But first consider the time youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re flying. At lunchtime on a Tuesday, the airport is probably empty anyway. However, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re leaving Orlando or Las Vegas on a Sunday, the fee could be money well spent. Boarding early improves your chances of finding overhead space. But thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about it. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a carry-on bag, then save the money, typically $10 each way. Only on Southwest, which doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t assign seats, is there an additional advantage: being first to pick where to sit. Then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legroom.

JetBlue charges extra for seats in the front of the plane with more legroom. But its standard seats already have three inches more legroom than a similar seat on United. Q: Do I need rental car insurance? A: The rental firms sell collision damage waiver insurance for up to $25 extra a day. It offers protection from theft, vandalism or other damage. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a major source of revenue. Decide whether you need this insurance long before you get to the counter. Your personal insurance policy likely covers rental cars. It probably also extends liability insurance to your rental, which you also need. But confirm this well ahead of time with your insurer. Many credit cards offer rental car insurance. Some offer primary insurance. Most only cover what your personal insurance does not. And cards have plenty of exclusions. If you are renting for more than two weeks or traveling to Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Australia, Italy or New Zealand, you might not be covered. Exotic and luxury cars, some vans, motorcycles and SUVs arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t covered. Your card probably doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cover the rental companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;loss-of-useâ&#x20AC;? fee a surcharge for the revenue lost while the vehicle is in the shop. Some personal insurance policies cover this, some donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t. Pay for the rental with the card that gives you the best protection. Debit cards typically donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t offer the same coverage. As for liability insurance, if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a personal policy you should probably buy this extra coverage, which costs a few hundred dollars. Or if you rent frequently, insurance companies will sell you annual non-owner car insurance policies.

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U.S. rate rises to 3.59 percent WASHINGTON (AP) — Average rates on fixed mortgages rose for the third straight week, hitting their highest levels since mid-March. Still, mortgage rates remained close to historic lows, a trend that should help sustain the housing recovery. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate for the 30-year loan increased to 3.59 percent this week. That’s up from 3.51 percent last week. And it is above the rate of 3.31 percent reached in November, the lowest on records dating to 1971. The average on the 15-year loan jumped to 2.77 percent. That’s up from 2.69 percent last week. The record low of 2.56 percent was hit on May 2. Cheaper mortgages are a key reason home sales have increased this year. In April, sales of previously occupied homes rose at the fastest pace in three and a half years, the National Association of Realtors reported Wednesday. And sales of newly built homes jumped to the second-highest rate since July 2008. More demand, along with a tight supply of homes for sale, has helped boost home prices. It has also encouraged builders to break ground on more homes. Mortgage rates rose sharply this week because they tend to track the yield on the 10-year Treasury note. The yield rose above 2 percent Wednesday for the first time since March 14 and was at 2.02 percent Thursday. Investors began selling government bonds Wednesday after minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last meeting showed several policymakers favored slowing the Fed’s bond purchases, perhaps as early as this summer. The Fed is buying $85 billion a month in Treasury and mortgage bonds, which has pushed down long-term interest rates. Once it slows the bond purchases, interest rates are likely to tick up. That would decrease the value of bonds with lower yields.


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BY MARY CAROL GARRITY Scripps Howard News Service Here’s how I wake up every morning: I pour myself a big cup of coffee, then settle into my favorite chair with my feet propped up on an ottoman. As the caffeine works its magic, I go over the day’s activities until I’m fully awake and ready to get at it. I think of that ottoman as my daily launching pad, proof that these relatively small pieces of furniture can play a big role in home decor — and life. Here are five of my favorite places to use ottomans: 1. As a Coffee Table My all-time favorite way to use an ottoman is as a coffee table, operating as a very stylish hub of a living room or family room. Since ottomans come in just about every shape, size and style, the sky is the limit. Right now at Nell Hill’s, we’re placing lots of large,

square ottomans at the center of conversation areas, which could include a sectional sofa and chairs, two sofas, or a cluster of chairs. These big beauties really become a focal point in a room and look great topped with a display grounded on a tray — or with nothing on them at all. Coffee-table ottomans are an ideal place to experiment with bolder fabrics, like large-scaled patterns and strong colors — statement textiles you might not want on a piece as large as a sofa or chair. We’re putting lots of contemporary and transitional fabrics on ottomans right now for folks who want to freshen up a room without the cost of buying a new sofa or chair. Then, if you get tired of the fabric, no problem. It only takes a few yards to reupholster an ottoman. Or, try this: Have two slipcovers made for your


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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS TROY Dwight Stucker, Shannon Stucker to Aimee Maurer, Eric Maurer, one lot, $218,000. John S. Chang, trustee, Mary Ann Chang, trustee, Mary Ann Chang Revocable Living Trust Agreement, John Chang Revocable Living Trust Agreement to Beverly Watkins, one lot, $161,000. Kathleen Goodman, Larry Goodman to Douglas Dillon, Merrilee Dillon, one lot, $90,000. Bank of America N.A. to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, one lot, $0. Naomi Baker, Robert Baker to Kari Partington, Matthew Partington, one lot, $195,000. Harlow Builders Inc. to Margaret Kesig, Ricky Kesig, one lot, $270,800. Estate of Dorothy Reineke to Kirk Reineke, one lot, $0. Patrick James to Everbank, one lot, $52,000. Troy Phila EO LLC to Palmik Realty LLC, five part lots, one lot, $7,000,000. Charles Eberhart, Peggy Eberhart, Joseph Emmel, Donald Gates, Janet Gates to Lindsey Starnes, Mason Starnes, one lot, $68,000. Jennifer Buck, William Buck to Jack Johnson Jr., one lot, $232,500. PNC Bank, N.A. to Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, one lot, $0. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss, attorney in fact, to Tiffany Lewis, one lot, $63,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss, attorney in fact, to Briana

Walsh, two part lots, $57,800. Estate of Monica Cooper to David Cooper, Mark Cooper, one lot, $0. Alisa Beanblossom to Alisa Beanblossom, Brian Marshall, one lot, $0. PIQUA James L. Dutton, power of attorney, Patricia Dutton to Kathleen Clark, Russell Clark, one lot, $470,400. Christine Cameron to Joseph Trevino, L. Jill Trevino, one lot, $107,000. Park National Bank, Unity National Bank to Barbara Schwarz, John Schwarz, a part lot, $80,000. Tera Amlin, co-trustee, Charles L. Burton, co-trustee, Robinette Keystone Inheritance Trust to Tera Amlin, one lot, $0. Jonathan Amlin, Tera Amlin to Charlene Robinette, Michael Robinette, one lot, $0. Estate of Carol Petry, Steven Geise, administrator to Deal Properties LCL, one lot, $25,200. Jerry Wilson to Carl Wilson, Rudy Wilson, one lot, $0. Carl Wilson, Ruby Wilson to Darien Wilson, Duane Wilson, Relecia Wilson, Jerry Wilson, one lot, $0. Carl Wilson, Ruby Wilson to Darien Wilson, Duane Wilson, Relecia Wilson, Jerry Wilson, two lots, $0. Barbara Pence, Barbara Trombley, John Trombley to Barbara Trombley, John Trombley, one lot, $0. Barbara Schwarz, John Schwarz to Ashley Schwarz, Joshua Schwarz, one lot, $82,000. Bank of America, N.A. to

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, one lot, $0. Michael Cox, Sandra Cox, Jeffrey Marrs, Joanna Marrs to Jeffrey Marrs, Joanna Marrs, one lot, $48,000. Nicholas Bowers to Sydney Russell, a part lot, $0. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Alex Peltier, one lot, $0. Trudy Stewart, William Stewart to Trudy Stewart, three lots, $0. TIPP CITY Kayleigh Fischer to American Homes 4 Rent Properties Four LLC, one lot, $152,000. Andrew Nesbitt, Jill Newsbitt to Lori Smith, Steven Smith, one lot, $280,000. Sharon Stomoff Clower to Lynn Stomoff Meyers, one lot, $35,000. Estate of Barbara Bailey to Daniel Bailey, one lot, $0. James Paoloemilio, Valerie Paoloemilio to James Paoloemilio, three lots, $0.

Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $30,500. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $30,500. Roland Weeks and Lorna Weeks Revocable Living Trust Agreement to Lorna Weeks, Roland Weeks, one lot, $0. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $44,000. Kerri Fox a.k.a. Kerri Lee, Michael Fox to John Reynolds, Melissa Reynolds, one lot, $232,400..

ELIZABETH TWP. Michael Blauvelt to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 1.45 acres, $66,000. MONROE TWP.

Betty Jayne Crawford to Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A., trustee successor, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., trustee, 1.00 acre, $61,100.

Alice Replogle, Thomas Replogle, Zachary Relogle to Zachary Replogle, 0.337 acres, 0.121 acres, $0. Edward Reed to David Lee, Julie Lee, one lot, $254,000. Victoria Marchand to Pamela Fisher, Jeffrey Marchand, one lot, $0. Tracy Barno a.k.a Tracy Harnish, Eric Harnish to Eric Harnish, one lot, $0.




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Under-counter ice makers can be so cool BY ROSEMARY SADEZ FRIEDMANN Scripps Howard News Service Well, here I am trying to help people furnish and decorate their houses to make their homes comfortable, pleasant, attractive and fun to live in. That is how I want your house to be and that is what I want my house to be. So far, all is well in the house, but then something breaks and needs either fixing or replacing — like my undercounter ice maker. Well, I have replaced my undercounter ice maker twice, and I

think it is time to find something more durable and more reliable. So in searching for the perfect under-counter ice maker, I have found some interesting things that I felt are worth sharing with you. No, I haven’t found the one I want yet, but at least I do have some idea of what is good. There are choices in the type of ice that ice makers produce. That is, there are different shapes that are made by the different ice makers. Crescent-shaped ice is the most common form produced by refrigerators and by under-counter ice makers. They are flat on one

edge and rounded on the other and typically cloudy in appearance. There is the bullet-shaped ice. It looks just like the name suggests: a cylindrical bullet with a rounded hole in the flat end. This one is also opaque. Flake ice is usually completely white and is also the cheapest form of ice to make in great quantities. This type of ice cools drinks quickly and is also convenient for packing and storing food. There are cubed-shaped ice producers and then there is the nugget ice. I do like either of these. From what I’ve researched, the

nugget ice is clear, crisp and popular as a chewable ice. Because it melts slowly, it doesn’t dilute drinks quickly. Some ice makers are designed specifically to create clear ice by removing all the air and impurities from the ice during the freezing process. The under-counter ice maker should be easy to install and, if possible, have a removable bin with ample ice storage. It should be properly insulated and not have condensation or frost buildup. And it should run quietly. The ice should be produced quickly, too.

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window. • Another trend is installing security cameras outside. Long says internal and external home cameras are one of the most popular additions to alarm systems. While 360-degree coverage is ideal, Hsiung says that a burglar could be deterred if he sees cameras recording at the front or back doors. Even a fake camera can be a deterrent, but it has to look legitimate. “A toy camera won’t fool anybody,” he says. Hsiung says prices for simple surveillance cameras are reasonable, but technology can go so far as connecting to your cellphone, so you can watch when you’re not home, or snapping a picture each time someone opens a certain door. — To alarm or not to alarm? There’s no right answer. An average alarm system costs $400 to $500 to install, says Long, and monthly monitoring ranges from $43 to

$58. “People will buy a system and have it installed as a result of a life-stage change; they’re looking for some peace of mind” says Long. However, once they’re settled, they may become lax and not use it. Long says, “The very presence of the system is a deterrent, and with any loud noise, in most cases, folks who like to do harm will not take that risk.” • Protecting your home’s access points means making sure your doors, windows and locks are sturdy. “Deadbolts are definitely a good thing,” says Hsiung. Also, make sure your door is a solid wood or metal construction with a good frame. “If the wood is deteriorated, it won’t take much to force open,” he says. Use an inexpensive dowel in the windows or the sliding glass door, so they can’t be pried open. “Any piece of wood that fits in the track works,” he says.

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■ CONTINUED FROM C1 ottoman that you switch out seasonally, one that is bright and light and summery; the other richer and heavier for winter. I often use benches and ottomans interchangeably because they really serve the same purpose. How about a bench as a coffee table? Benches are also great in front of fireplaces, in entryways, pulled up to vanities or tucked under tables. They add another layer and give you instant seating when you’re in a pinch. Like ottomans, they are easy to reupholster. 2. Under a Piano If you are lucky enough to have a grand piano, try this: Tuck a round, skirted, tufted ottoman into the curve of the piano. It melds with the sensuous lines of the piano and balances the piano’s gleaming surface. 3. Under a Table The other day I worked with a customer to design a custom ottoman that will tuck up under a table in her foyer. It gave her a chance to add some color and pattern to the room, plus a little spot for guests to sit on to remove wet shoes. It’s a great place to toss a purse or the day’s mail, too. I really like to place a few cube ottomans under sofa tables to fill in the empty space between their long, thin legs. We layer up the top of these tables with lamps and accessories, but if there is nothing underneath them, they can appear topheavy. When you entertain,

pull out the cubes and use them as extra seating. 4. At the End of the Bed Placing an ottoman at the end of a bed is a lovely way to provide a nice, graduated finish to the foot of your bed design. If your bed is covered in pillows, like mine is, you can pile the pillows on the ottoman at night. In the morning, use this little seat when you slip on your shoes. When you pick out an ottoman for the end of your bed, or for a seat for a bedroom vanity, get one that is tall enough to use as an extra chair when you entertain. When I’m hosting a big dinner party, I commandeer the ottomans and benches from all over the house so guests have a spot to sit while they dine. 5. With a Chair Maybe I’m stating the obvious here, since the original intent of the ottoman was to nestle up at the end of a chair and hold your tired, aching feet. But since I use ottomans in so many ways, I have to remind myself to use them as a footstool. I’m a fan of ottomans that match the style and upholstery fabric of the chair they accompany, and of those that look completely different from their partner chair. I like them nestled up next to the chair, centered between two chairs so you can use one with a buddy. And I like them sitting next to a chair when they are not in use, acting as a side table. It’s all good, so experiment until you get a look you love.

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have the post office hold your mail, so it doesn’t stack up in front of your home. — Your neighbors can be your best home security — especially the nosy one next door. Cranford, N.J., homeowner Rachel Schwartz says one of her neighbors frequently looks out the window to see what’s going on in the neighborhood. Last year, the woman saw two men outside a house looking suspicious. She called the police, and the men were caught cutting the window screen trying to break in. “If she’s home, nothing gets by her,” Schwartz says. Be sure to tell neighbors when you’re going out of town, so they can look out for your house. Hsiung also recommends using an online social network such as, which connects neighbors virtually and promotes discussions.

• Lighting is really important in preventing home intrusions, says Hsiung, who recommends standing outside your home at night, looking for the dark, shadowy areas. “You want the light to illuminate your doorways and pathways to your house,” he says. While looking for dark, shadowy areas, look in your yard for spots with heavy vegetation. You should cut these bushes and trees back, as they are a good place for people to hide. “You don’t want to come home and have the boogeyman behind the bush,” Hsiung says. • Think about using dense hedges or thorny bushes near windows to keep away predators, says Lewis Long, vice president of consumer marketing for ADT Security Services. Make sure to keep them tidy, so they don’t become a place for intruders to hide. Also, trim back any trees that may provide access to a second-floor



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Have it made in the shade this summer BY MAUREEN GILMER Scripps Howard News Service You, too, can have it made in the shade this summer. Here are three options for having shade (or more shade) in your yard, depending on your budget and inclination. • Plant a tree Planting a tree today won’t give you shade this summer, unless you get a large specimen. These are older trees grown for the landscape trade. They aren’t often seen at garden centers because they demand too much space on display and are very hard to move because specimens are grown in a wooden box rather than a plastic nursery pot. They are sold according to the box size, starting at about 2 feet square, then graduating up to immense containers that require heavy equipment to move. A large tree can transform a space in a single day, adding lots of shade. Special order large trees through an independent garden center. If you pay a landscaper to safely transport and plant these big trees for you, there is less risk of mistakes — and you’re spared the heavy lifting. • Shade sails Shade sails are large, triangular panels of shade cloth that are stretched overhead to create beautiful patterns of shade underneath. They are the cheapest of these three shade options. They require very solid struc-


A single large specimen tree can transform outdoor spaces with instant shade on day one. tures or posts for support and a tight stretch to eliminate sag. Shade sails are also made in other shapes, but the triangles continue to remain the most popular. They are available at most home-improvement stores for,

say, quick DIY installation on a Saturday for a party on Sunday. Shade sails are hung on cables with turnbuckles that may be gradually tightened as the fabric and cables stretch with time. The best part is that they’re easily

taken down for storing over the winter. You’ll need lag bolts to create a point of attachment at the building. • Shade arbor Landscapes that feature out-

door cooking and dining areas almost always include a shade structure. These constructed elements require a skilled contractor or family handyman to build them out of lumber on footings secured underground. The cost of an arbor demands attention to design for interesting details at connection, around the posts or the tips of overhead beams. Whenever possible, design your arbor to match the house style and colors so that it blends into the landscape seamlessly. An arbor with widely spaced heavy beams won’t cast much shade, so many people plant vines at the posts to climb up and overhead. Vines create litter and other problems, so try to lower maintenance by having a seasonal shade-cloth addition worked into the structure. A cheaper way to increase arbor shade is to apply rolled reed fencing to the top. Then a beautiful striped pattern of deeper shade is cast upon the paving below. In general, be aware of the sun’s arc during midsummer, which can be very different from that of the winter months. This orientation is key to locating your tree, anchoring shade sails or aligning the overhead members of an arbor to best shade the spaces below. For example, arbors facing west should have beams that run perpendicular or north-south for optimal shading.

Water quality sample required when closing on country property Well, well, well … Country living is the preferred choice for some people! Fresh air, space to roam, open land. It brings an easy relaxing feeling to many who want to escape out of town to their own private retreat after a long hard day. Purchasing a home with acreage is easier than ever with the USDA Loan Program. Parts of Miami County, the Miami Valley and all of Shelby County may qualify for zero money down, making this option even more appealing and “do-able.” This past week, I had the privilege of working with one such buyer who wanted his own private piece of earth. It was all rolling smooth — and then — the well. Yes, the actual well.

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Turns out my buyer’s piece of heaven did not pass the test. You may or may not know that a water quality sample is required when closing on your country property. Basically, in a nutshell, the bacteria in your water must test below a certain

level or the home is not saleable by loan. That means the buyer has to come up with cash (not likely), seller will have to find a cash only buyer who doesn’t mind consuming higher levels of bacteria than our county deems acceptable (also not as likely), or the problem will have to be remedied. Thus, closing the deal and making everyone happy. Realtors are in the business of making people smile and demonstrating positive customer service to our clients. We like to fix problems. But, we also want to make sure our client and family is safe. So, I did my research. I spoke with a local business man who installs wells for a living. As it goes, a brand new well can, in fact, fail

a water test! After that I spoke with a very nice gentleman from our Miami County water department and he calmed my fears. Turns out, disinfecting a well is a process that can be fairly simple. In fact, the county even has instructions online! In our case, we opted for professional disinfection. (We are under terms of a contract that has imposed deadlines and wanted to be sure the process was completed in a timely manner and under supervision of a professional.) What I would like to share with you today is this: If your property has a well, it’s best to disinfect it on a regular basis and certainly before you sell. This will keep the loan process

rolling smoothly, not to mention, give you peace of mind that you and your family are consuming healthy water. But, should you find yourself in this position, your local professionals can walk you through to solutions to your well problems. For more information on country living in the Miami Valley contact your local professional real estate agent. For a downloadable sheet on how to disinfect your well you may go to the county website. For a list of items that may be required when selling or purchasing your country home, you may contact Robin Banas at Bruns Realty Group at 332-8537 or email me at rbanas@

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Turning reclaimed wood into furniture BY LIZABETH GRAY Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Three years ago, a visionary project called the Urban Tree Forge almost toppled with the death of founder John Metzler. It could have disappeared altogether if not for others who shared his passion for trees. Today, artist Jason Boone carries on that vision at Urban Tree, a new name and a new location in Pittsburgh. “It’s been a lifelong dream to have a workshop, bring in the wood on one side and the furniture comes out the other,” said Boone. Like many life passions, Boone’s love of woodworking started at an early age, on a farm near Kansas City, Mo. “My parents were brave enough to allow me to have a fair amount of tools in the garage,” he said, laughing. A young entrepreneur, he would buy pattern books, go around town getting orders and return later with the finished piece. Trained as an architect, Boone moved to Pittsburgh in 2006 to work with the firm of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Yet his hobby remained a central part of his life. After running out of room in his apartment kitchen to do the kind of woodworking projects he wanted, he started working as a resident artist at the Urban Tree Forge. He said the direction of his life changed the day Metzler died in 2010. “He passed away May 13, and he had a bunch of jobs waiting to be finished,” said Boone. “I jumped in and helped finish up. Then in July, I got laid off from the architectural firm.” Boone’s dream remained with the forge, and so did he. However, many of the other artists drifted away. “I started up my own company, buying out pieces of the Urban Tree Forge, even some of the wood,” he said. Last July, he made the move from the old location to the new one. It still functions as a cooperative, with five businesses sharing the space. Boone’s dream of a “fullcycle” workshop came closer with the building of a drying kiln, a key component in creating quality furniture. “It was a big investment. … I either needed to build it or buy a truck to haul the stuff back and forth,” he said.


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1014 Plymouth Ave., Piqua Nice family home. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large 2 car garage, central air, extra large patio, privacy fence, also all appliances, flat screen and riding mower stay. (937) 570-1518 40090845

3 bedroom, 1 bath, full basement, approx. 1,400 sq. ft., new roof, furnace & A/C, vinyl siding, all windows replaced, dishwasher, disposal, fenced back yard . (937) 308-7538 40090845

Furniture & Accessories


875-0153 698-6135

Help Wanted General




Musical Instruments PIANO Kimball console $100 (937)339-0449 Swimming Pools /Hot Tubs HAYWOOD Pro Series, pump model SP1592FP and sand filter model S166T92S, combo on stand, used 1 summer $300 (937)875-0031


Remodeling & Repairs

Hartzell Hardwoods, a growing company in lumber exports seeks a Shipping Coordinator. Must be able to work independently in a fast paced environment, possess strong organizational, written and communication skills. Some overtime may be required. Job duties include coordinating international freight documentation and financial documents. Interacting with international and domestic customers via email and phone. Assisting with weekly and monthly reports and the billing process.

Small #Basements #Siding #Doors #Barns

(937) 339-1902 2385779

40053415 “Peace of Mind”


Ask about our Friends & Neighbors discounts

Remodeling & Repairs

Lawn Mowing starting at $15 Landscaping •Trim Shrubs Pavers & Fence Installation Tree Removal • Wood Patios Install & Clean Spoutings • Siding Power Washing Nuisance Wild Animal Removal FREE Estimates 15 Years Lawn Care Experience

As low as

BABY ITEMS, toddler bed, changing table, crib, walker, blankets. HANDICAP ITEMS, regular and seated walkers, commode, shower chairs, more! (937)339-4233

Building & Remodeling




RVs / Campers


TROY, updated 2 bedroom ranch in Westbrook, 1 year lease, possible land contract, $775 (937)308-0679

Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics


Maintenance / Domestic

Houses For Rent

40037656 Amy E. Walker, D.V.M. 937-418-5992

Land Care


Call 937-236-5392

Baby Items

TROY 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, 2 car garage, $1650 a month plus deposit (937)339-1339

LAWN and LANDSCAPE SERVICES, 15 years experience, satisfaction guaranteed, lawn maintenance, mulching, landscaping projects. Call today for a free estimate. Will not be under bid, (937)570-1115

Call Matt 937-477-5260

Since 1977 FREE ESTIMATES on Roofing, Siding, Gutters, Windows, Patio Covers, Doors Insured & Bonded


Pet Grooming

Tammy Welty (937)857-4222

Auto Classic /Antiques


TROY, 1/2 double, 2 bedroom ranch, attached garage, , 1.5 baths, appliances, new carpet, very clean! No pets, 934 North Dorset, $695 + deposit. (937)339-6736, (937)2861199.

Residential Commercial New Construction Bonded & Insured

937-875-0153 937-698-6135



73K Miles, Fully loaded, automatic, with navigation, blue exterior, black leather interior, asking $16800 obo,

3 Bedroom, 1 bath, Double, $675

Call: 715-876-4000


Free Estimates / Insured



This GREAT opportunity comes with SUPER SECURITY and UNLIMITED Earning Potential. This is YOUR opportunity to work with the #1 Home Improvement Center!!

Need new kitchen cabinets, new bathroom fixtures, basement turned into a rec room? Give me a call for any of your home remodeling & repair needs, even if it’s just hanging some curtains or blinds. Call Bill Niswonger

Sparkle Clean

3 year old GE super size washer and matching 8 cycle dryer, very good conidtion, $400 the set (859)285-8069



40082326 Cleaning Service


TROY TOWNHOUSE, 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. Bunkerhill $495 monthly, (937)216-4233




Cleaning & Maintenance

TROY, 2 Bedroom Townhomes 1.5 bath, 1 car garage, $725

Has a great opportunity for an individual wanting to start their own delivery business by becoming an owner/ operator of a


40044472 BLACKTOP


Sport package, 2 door hatchback, auto, AC, power, silver, excellent condition, 50,000 miles, $8800

CAMPER, Rustic Haven Campground St Marys, good condition, furnished, clean (937)473-2398

TROY area, 2 bedroom townhouses, 1-1/2 bath, furnished appliances, W/D hookup, A/C, no dogs, $500. (937)339-6776.

Paving & Excavating




DODD RENTALS Tipp-Troy: 2 bedroom AC, appliances $550/$450 plus deposit No pets (937)667-4349 for appt.

TIPP/ TROY, new everything and super clean! 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, no pets, no prior evictions, $550 month, $550 deposit, 1 year lease, (937)5454513



Excavating Driveways •• Excavating Driveways Demolition Demolition

Building & Remodeling


Visit Call us first! (937)335-5223

Rest easy while you’re away 937-573-9098 Cell 937-552-9797

Fill Dirt Dirt Fill

Troy ranches and townhomes. Different floor plans to choose from. Garages, fireplaces, appliances including washer and dryers. Corporate apartments available.




1, 2 & 3 bedrooms Call for availability attached garages Easy access to I-75 (937)335-6690

Pressure Washing Homes and Decks Cleaning Gutters Commercial, Industrial, Residential

GRAVEL & STONE 40043994 Shredded Topsoil Topsoil Shredded


1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

Or email resume to: sales@daytonsuperior


•Refrigerators •Stoves •Washers & Dryers •Dishwashers • Repair & Install Air Conditioning


For Sale By Owner

Dayton Superior Products 1370 Lytle Road Troy, OH 45373




call (937)684-0555

40082895 Painting - Interior - Exterior

* Security Checks * Mail Pickup *Light Housekeeping *Yard Maintenance * Errand Running * Flexible Hours *Other Services Available

Instruction & Training

Please send resume with (3) personal references to:

JANITORIAL help wanted part time, Monday - Friday, 2nd shift 4pm-9pm, some weekends. $10 hour. Call (937)3390555.



Small manufacturing company in need of full-time Office Manager. Must be well organized and able to multitask in a busy environment. Must have experience in customer service, accounting, and general office duties. Hours are M-F 8am5pm.

new tires, extra clean, cold air, only 129k miles, good gas mileage, $5100

TUTORING, any age, including kindergarten readiness, also special needs by certified teacher (937)356-9692




(937)286-8893 (937)286-3319

Apartments /Townhouses


House Sitting Services

TMA Land Limited 40042552


Apply today at: Or Call: 937-398-7411 Equal Opportunity Employer

Painting & Wallpaper


Continental Express Inc. 10450 St Rt 47 Sidney, OH 45365

‡ Must commit to a minimum of 6 months on assignment. ‡ Must be at least 18 years of age. ‡ Must be able to work overtime as needed on all scheduled workdays (Mondays and Fridays) and all scheduled Saturdays. ‡ Must pass a drug screen and background check ‡ Must complete a paid orientation prior to starting. ‡ 1st, 2nd & 3rd Shifts available with competitive pay and attendance bonus available

House Sitting


We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. For consideration send resume to or apply in person.

Monday & Friday Program at KTH St. Paris, OH

Swimming Pools /Hot Tubs INTEX 16'x48" ultra frame pool, includes solar cover, ladder, skimmer, filter pumps with timer, DVD and manual, only used 3 months, asking $250 (937)335-9757


We are currently looking for a career minded individual in our Operations Department. This person will manage the activities of Regional Drivers primarily via computer and telephone to ensure the efficient & safe transport of our customers· goods. This involves communicating instructions to drivers about freight pick-up and delivery, transmitting load assignments, routing, trip planning, promoting safety, and interaction with customers regarding pickup and delivery information. The ideal candidate must possess excellent computer, communication, time-management and decision making skills. Prior supervisory/management experience desired and 2 or 4 year degree preferred.

Autos For Sale

Production Associates Part-Time


FLEET MANAGER Continental Express Inc., a full service transportation company that specializes in hauling refrigerated food products is currently seeking a Fleet Manager for its Sidney terminal.



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Spouting Metal Roofing Siding Doors

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Baths Awnings Concrete Additions



Associates degree preferred. Previous administrative and international shipping experience is a plus. Excellent attention to details and computer skills, including Word and Excel is required. This is an excellent career opportunity with competitive pay and benefits.

Apply at: or email your resume to: EOE



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