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August 16, 2012 It’s Where You Live! Volume 104, No. 195

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Going whole hog for lard If ever there was an oldschool comestible with a fat chance at trendiness, lard would seem to be it. The name alone is enough to conjure up a frisson of dismay. Nonetheless, lard appears poised to make a comeback. See Page A6.

Thousands visit Graceland MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley fans hoisted colorful umbrellas against a hot sun and massed in folding chairs outside Graceland on Wednesday, awaiting a candlelight vigil marking the 35th anniversary of the death of the rock ‘n’ roll icon. Elvis admirers flocked by the thousands to Memphis from around the U.S. and from as far off as England and Japan, many waiting for hours to enter the Memphis mansion where Presley is buried on the grounds. See Page A6.



Cadence Gross of Casstown set a sales record with her Grand Champion Tom Turkey during the Sale of Champions on Wednesday at the Miami County Fair.

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BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer Sold! Four records were broken at the annual Miami County Fair’s Sale of Champions as bids flew back and forth throughout the sale arena Wednesday night. Of those records broken, both Grand and Reserve Champion Tom Turkeys will have a new sign up on the record board next year. Grand Champion Tom Turkey, exhibited by Cadence Gross, daughter of Matt and Amanda Gross of Casstown, went for $2,200. The following buyers

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Couple of 68 years had first date at annual event

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bought Gross’ Tom Turkey: Heritage Cooperative of Fletcher; Gordon Murphy Orthodontics of Troy; Steve Zell Farm Equipment of Casstown; Excellence in Dentistry — Drs. Bentley, Stevens and Jones; Miami Valley Feed and Grain Co. of New Carlisle; Schirbyz Party Rental of Piqua; and High Output Genetics of Casstown and Francis Furniture of Troy. Reserve Grand Tom Turkey also broke a record for $1,600 and was exhibited by Whitley Gross, daughter of Matt and Amanda Gross of Casstown. The following buyers included: Heritage Cooperative, Fletcher; Gordon Murphy Orthodontics of Troy; Excellence in Dentistry — Drs.

2012 Miami County Fair

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Bentley, Stevens and Jones; Steve Zell Farm Equipment of Casstown; Miami Valley Feed and Grain Co. of New Carlisle; Erwin Chrysler-DodgeJeep of Troy; Winco Industries Inc. of Tipp City;

and High Output Genetics of Casstown. It was the first year to show a tom turkey in 4-H for 9 year-old Cadence Gross with her champion turkey. “It was fun because this is my first year and it was fun showing everything,” Gross said before the bids for her project broke the record. Kenny Kirby of Schirbyz Party Rental bid on both grand and reserve tom turkeys exhibited by the Gross sisters. Kirby said he was more than happy to give back to the community at the annual 4-H sale. “I was in 4-H for 11 years and it’s nice to be able to give back to the community with my wife (Jenni),” Kirby said after the sale. Savannah Holzen’s • See SALE on Page A2

Af-fair of the heart





From tragedy came a lifetime of happiness for one county couple. Roger and Glenna Rasor — the longest married couple to attend the Miami County Fair’s annual gold-

TIPP CITY en anniversary photo on Wednesday — first met after Glenna’s childhood home burned down near Nashville and Roger, his father and a brother came to rebuild. Glenna, in high school at the time, said although they never spoke during that summer, when fair time came, Roger • See COUPLE on Page A2


Glenna and Roger Rasor of Tipp City visit at the Miami County Fair on Wednesday following the annual golden anniversary photo. The couple found love at the fair and have spent the last 68 years sharing their lives together. For the golden anniversary photo of county couples married more than 50 years, see Page B8.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Three bomb blasts shortly before sunset Wednesday killed 10 people north of Baghdad in the latest spasm of violence to grip Iraq. The blasts underscored the volatility of the country eight months after the last U.S. troops pulled out. Insurgents, led by the local branch of al-Qaida, are trying to re-establish themselves in their old strongholds and undermine the government. The first bomb went off Wednesday in Baqouba, about 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of the Iraqi capital. Police said two civilians and one police officer were killed, and five people were wounded. Minutes later, authorities said, a car bomb exploded at the entrance of the main market in Muqdadiyah, about 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of Baghdad. A second blast struck as police arrived on the scene. Police said the toll for both bombings in the town was seven killed and 26 wounded. The bombs exploded shortly before the ceremonial breaking of the daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan, when families and friends gather for a sunset meal. Police said the Muqdadiyah market was crowded with shoppers who were buying lastminute supplies for the “iftar” meal. Baqouba and Muqdadiyah are both located in the province of Diyala, a former stronghold of al-Qaida’s Iraqi branch. The province is home to both Sunni and Shiite Muslims. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, though large coordinated bombings are often the work of al-Qaida’s local franchise. The al-Qaida offshoot, known as the Islamic State of Iraq, has declared its intentions to reclaim areas from which it was routed by the U.S. and its local allies. It has for years had a hot-and-cold relationship with the global terror network’s leadership. Both shared the goal of targeting the U.S. military in Iraq and, to an extent, undermining the Shiite government that replaced Saddam Hussein’s regime. But al-Qaida leaders Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri distanced themselves from the Iraqi militants in 2007 for also killing Iraqi civilians instead of focusing on Western targets. Generally, al-Qaida in Iraq does not launch attacks or otherwise operate beyond Iraq’s borders. But in early 2012, alZawahri urged Iraqi insurgents to support the Sunnibased uprising in neighboring Syria against President Bashar Assad, an Alawite. The sect is a branch of Shiite Islam. Earlier in the day, gunmen killed three people in two separate attacks in and near the northern city of Mosul.

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BUSINESS ROUNDUP • The Troy Elevator The grain prices listed below are the closing prices of Wednesday. Corn Month Bid Change Aug 8.0400 + 0.1425 N/C 12 7.8900 + 0.1500 J/F/M 13 7.8900 + 0.1300 Soybeans Month Bid Change Aug 1 5.8950 + 0.3650 N/C 12 15.8950 + 0.3650 J/F/M 13 15.9550 + 0.3275 Wheat Month Bid Change Aug 8.4200 + 0.0700 N/C 13 7.8100 - 0.0650 You can find more information online at

• Stocks of local interest Values reflect closing prices from Wednesday. Symbol Price Change AA 8.73 +0.04 CAG 24.65 +0.09 CSCO 17.35 +0.18 EMR 51.52 +0.11 F 9.49 +0.05 FITB 14.29 +0.05 FLS 127.22 -0.05 GM 20.14 -0.07 ITW 57.60 +0.40 JCP 23.67 +0.69 KMB 83.03 +0.09 KO 39.35 -0.03 22.09 -0.26 KR LLTC 33.09 +0.05 MCD 87.81 -0.31 MSFG 11.42 -0.02 PEP 72.62 +0.38 SYX 11.13 +0.04 TUP 53.65 -0.07 USB 33.17 +0.15 VZ 44.19 -0.14 WEN 4.40 +0.02 WMT 74.45 +0.44 — Staff and wire reports

name will be up on the record board next year for her Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat, which brought $2,200. Holzen, daughter of Tim and Sharon Holzen of Troy, had the following buyers purchase her market goat: Accurate Construction Equipment Repair (ACER) of West Milton, Vandalia Rental of Vandalia and Scott Construction of Tipp City. Kaitlyn Thompson, daughter of Dave and Tammy Thompson of Troy, broke the record of Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Two Market Lambs. Paul Sherry Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep RV, Car and Credit of Piqua broke the record for $1,700. Howard Cheney of Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home of Troy has supported the annual sale for more than 25 years. Cheney bought the Grand Champion Market Chicken, exhibited by Kara Wise of Pleasant Hill for $700. “This is a good thing to do to help the kids out,” Cheney said. “They’ve got a good turnout and I wish these kids the best of luck in everything.” Wise said she appreciates all the help from buyers like Cheney and enjoys showing both her horses and chickens at the fair each year. “It really surprised me when I won,” Wise said. Wise, daughter of Leroy and Kay Wise of Pleasant Hill, said she will use the money from the sale for college after she graduates from Newton High School next fall. Wise’s sister Allison also

was in the sale of champions with her Grand Champion Pen of Three market rabbits. Alvetro Orthodontics of Sidney and Tipp City bought her project for $450. “I love the fair because it’s fun with everybody here and I’m glad I did well to be at the sale of champions,” Allison said. ”I’m sad, but it was fun because it was the best year yet.” “We love the atmosphere — we try to buy or up the bids,” said Mary Thomas, an assistant at Alvetro Orthodontics. “These kids put so much work into these animals we just want to help them out.” Garrett Shafer son of Carl and Melissa Shafer, of Covington, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Market Chicken. Both Unity National Bank and Covington resident Mark Miller of Millmark Construction/Milcon Concrete in Troy, bought Shafer’s project for $700. “I just like to support the kids in the agriculture community — it’s good for the kids,” said Miller, adding that he supports the annual sale for more than five years in memory of his son, Austin Miller. Grand Champion Market Steer was exhibited by Sierra Gostomsky, daughter of Chad and Shanda Gostomsky of West Milton. Select Arc of Fort Loramie bought the animal for $4,700. Dale Stager, owner of Select Arc, said he enjoys supporting the market steer winners and watched the show earlier this week.

“I just like to help the kids. My family raised steers and had champions and I know how tough it is,” Stager said. • Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer, exhibited by Kassidy Thompson, daughter of Dave and Tammy Thompson of Troy was purchased for $4,000. The buyers included: Accurate Construction Equipment Repair (ACER) of West Milton; Kenny and Jenni Kirby, of Piqua; Industrial Heating Solutions LLC of Vandalia; and TC Holzen Excavating of Troy. • Grand Champion Market Dairy Feeder Steer, exhibited by Hunter Sharp, son of Robert and Jenny Sharp, of Troy, was purchased for $1,150 by Unity National Bank. • Reserve Grand Champion Market Dairy Feeder Steer, exhibited by Lindsey Roeth, daughter of Mark and Paula Roeth of Troy was purchased for $1,100. The buyers included: Heritage Cooperative of Fletcher, Baird Funeral Home of Troy; U.S. Bank of Troy; Trupointe Cooperative, of Troy; and Peak Foods LLC of Troy. • Grand Champion Market Barrow, exhibited by Connor Gostomsky, son of Chad and Shanda Gostomsky of West Milton, was purchased by for $1,500 by Industrial Heating Solutions LLC, of Vandalia. • Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow, exhibited by Tyla Voight, daughter of Dan and Stacy Voight of Tipp City was purchased for $1,600 by Alvetro

Orthodontics of Sidney and Tipp City and Vandalia Rental of Vandalia. • Grand Champion Market Lamb, exhibited by Colin Gump, son of Kevin and Janet Gump of Fletcher was purchased for $1,000 by BAJAP Services, of Troy. • Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb, exhibited by Emily Johnson, daughter of Jim and Kris Johnson, was purchased for $1,900. The buyers included: Friends and business associates of the Johnson Family, B & B Ag-Vantages, of Conover; Fiebiger Family Farms and Pioneer Seed, of Conover; Mike’s Barn and Yard Connection and High Noon Feeds of Sidney; Bambauer Fertilizer and Seed Inc. of Pemberton. • Grand Champion Pen of Two Market Lambs, exhibited by Carly Gump, daughter of Kevin and Janet Gump, of Fletcher, was purchased for $875. The buyers included: Mike’s Barn and Yard Connection and High Noon Feeds, of Sidney; Fiebiger Family Farms and Pioneer Seed of Conover; and Richard Gump Crop Insurance of Sidney. • Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Two Market Lambs, exhibited by Kaitlyn Thompson, daughter of Dave and Tammy Thompson of Troy was purchased for $1,700 by Paul Sherry Chrysler-Dodge- Jeep RV, Car and Credit of Piqua. • Grand Champion Market Goat, exhibited by Blake Magoto son of Brian and Lisa Magoto, of Piqua, was purchased for $1,100 by Harts Automotive Towing

and Recovery Inc. of Fletcher. • Grand Champion Single Market Rabbit, exhibited by Allison Wise, daughter of Leroy and Kay Wise of Pleasant Hill was purchased for $500 by E.L. Lavy and Son, of Casstown and Cecil Jackson Family, of Pleasant Hill. • Reserve Grand Champion Single Market Rabbit, exhibited by Audrey Coffey, daughter of Nick and Stasi Coffey of Troy was purchased for $600 by Select Arc Inc. of Fort Loramie. • Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Three Market Rabbits, exhibited by Stacie Swartz, daughter of Frank and Dawn Swartz, of Ludlow Falls, was purchased for $1,025. The buyers included: Accurate Construction Equipment Repair (ACER) of West Milton; U.S. Bank of Troy; Harts Automotive Towing and Recovery Inc. of Fletcher; Industrial Heating Solutions LLC, of Vandalia; Scott Paulus and S2K Excavating of West Milton; Keller Grain and Feed Inc. of Greenville; Jackson-Sarverof Covington and Pleasant Hill and Hale-Sarver Funeral Home of West Milton; Honda Powersports of Troy; Schirbyz Party Rental of Piqua; and Stoner Farms LLC of Celina. More than 279 registered buyers and businesses were on hand at the annual Sale of Champions Wednesday. The Miami County Jr. Fair continues today at 9 a.m. at the swine arena with the market barrow sale.

Ga., on Oct. 23, 1943. The couple returned to the Tipp City area and raised a family that includes three sons, Bruce, Gary and Tim; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Roger — who celebrated his 90th birthday this year with a three weekend celebration — retired from the construction business and Glenna from

Dolly Toy, Tipp City. The couple attribute staying active and believing in the sanctity of marriage to their longevity. Glenna said they are members of two music clubs. He plays the guitar and harmonica and she the violin and pianoaccordian. They also have spent their lives polka and square dancing together.

“We just believed in the wedding vows, ‘till death do us part,” Glenna said, smiling at her spouse. Roger, whose father Daniel Rasor was on the crew that built the grandstand that remains today, said he took the advice of a favorite musician. “Like Glenn Campbell said, he said he knows how to get along with

women, just give them their way,” he said, jokingly. “But, we’ve enjoyed each other through the years.” The couple continue to travel and have been to every state, and Alaska twice. They plan to spend their 69th wedding anniversary in Wisconsin with family. And, just keep creating beautiful music together.

Couple • CONTINUED FROM A1 approached her and asked if he could give her a ride home. And, so began their love story of more than 68 years. After dating for two years, while Roger was serving in the Air Force during World War II, the couple married where he was stationed in Macon,

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FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The trial for an Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting was put on hold Wednesday by an appeals court considering his objections to being forcibly shaved. Maj. Nidal Hasan had been scheduled to enter a plea Wednesday to charges in the attack at the Texas Army post, but all court proceedings were put on hold before he could do that. Hasan, an Americanborn Muslim, indicated he wanted to plead guilty for religious reasons, according to a defense motion. But the judge, Col. Gregory Gross, said he would not be able to accept a guilty plea on the 13 charges of premeditated murder. That’s



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during the the court-martial to prevent a possible appeal on the issue if he is convicted. He said Hasan would be forcibly shaved at some point before the trial if he didn’t shave the beard himself. Hasan’s attorneys have said he won’t shave because the beard is an expression of his Muslim faith. Hasan also has had a premonition that his death is imminent, his attorneys said. “He does not wish to die without a beard as he believes not having a beard is a sin,” one of Hasan’s attorneys wrote in his appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Gross told defense attorneys at a previous hearing that no military convicts have been executed since 1961. Prosecutors have said Hasan grew the beard so that trial witnesses would have a hard time identifying him. Gross previously delayed Hasan’s trial from March to June and then to August. On Tuesday, he refused defense attorneys’ request to delay the start of the trial again and said it would begin with jury selection as scheduled Monday. At the start of Tuesday’s hearing, Gross once again found Hasan in contempt of court and fined him $1,000 for disobeying orders to shave.

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• STAR GAZE: Join the Stillwater Stargazers as they explore the starry night sky • SOUP KITCHEN above Brukner Nature Center PRESENTATION: St. at 10 p.m. Members will have Patrick Soup Kitchen C o m m u n i t y their telescopes set up and organizers will hold an will be available to answer open presentation to share Calendar questions. This program is their plans for a new free and open to the public. kitchen with the Troy comCONTACT US Meet in the parking lot followmunity at 5:30 p.m. in the ing the night hike. Market Square Community • AMAZING RACE: Enjoy Room on the third floor at the Tipp City Public Library’s 405 SW Public Square. Call Melody version of “The Amazing • OPEN HOUSE: Race,” by traveling by car Vallieu at Milton-Union High School around Tipp City and follow440-5265 to staff will have an open ing the clues provided. house for high school stulist your free Official teams will consist of dents from 6-7:30 p.m. an adult and a teen or tween calendar • MANAGING STRESS: ages 8-18, but the whole items.You Are you curious about how family is invited to join in the stress affects your daily can send fun. life? Join Upper Valley your news by e-mail to • ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Medical Center expert The Alcony Grace Church Melinda Schultz at 3 p.m. annual ice cream social will at the Troy-Miami County be from 4-7 p.m. at the Library for an informative church, 1045 S. Alcony presentation about stress and stress management. She will talk about Conover Road, Troy. The event will include the basics of stress, how to recognize signs ice cream, sandwiches, chips, homemade of stress and how to manage your stress for pies and drinks. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of a chair lift for the church. a healthier lifestyle. Call 339-0502 to regis• NATURE’S PRESCHOOL: The Miami ter in advance. County Park District will hold its Mother • CHESS CLUB: Whether you are a Nature’s Pre-school “Meandering in the chess master or an amateur, all types of Meadow” program from 10–11 a.m. at players are invited to attend at 6:30 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve Rangeline Road the Troy-Miami County Library. Play against access, 7790 Rangeline Road, north of your friends and family or sit back and watch others capture the pieces. Learn new Covington. Children 2-4 years old and an adult companion are invited to attend. There strategies to controlling the board and will be a story, playtime and a toddler-sized defeating your opponent. hike. Dress for the weather. Pre-register for • MEETING CHANGED: The Elizabeth the program online at www.miamicountyTownship Board of Trustees will now meet at 8 p.m. at the township building on Walnut parks, email to or call (937) 335-6273, Ext. 104. Grove Road. For more information, visit www.miamicoun• BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be offered from 3-7 p.m. at Piqua Baptist • POWER CAMP: Upper Room Worship Church, 1402 W. High St., Piqua. Anyone Center, 648 N. Hyatt St., Tipp City, will offer who registers to give will receive a “Blood Donors Save Lives” license plate frame and Kidzone — Mighty Warrior Princess Power Camp from 6-8 p.m. for children 4 years old be registered to win a Ford Focus. Individuals with eligibility questions are invit- through fifth grade. • PRAIRIE WALK: Take a tallgrass ed to email or call prairie walk at 2:30 p.m. at Aullwood (800) 388-GIVE or make an appointment at Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Experience a bit of Ohio’s rich natu• MONTHLY LUNCHEON: The 1956 ral heritage on a naturalist led exploration of class from Piqua Central High School will Aullwood’s prairie. Learn about prairie meet for their monthly luncheon at 12:30 plants and animals and the importance of p.m. at Heck Yeah Grill, County Road 25-A this tallgrass ecosystem. Registration is due in Piqua. by Aug. 16 by calling (937) 667-3826. • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning dis• ICE CREAM: An old fashioned family covery walk for adults will be from 8-9:30 sundae will be from 1-4 p.m. at Aullwood, a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom Hissong, edu- 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Visitors may explore the century old bank barn to see cation coordinator, will lead walkers as they where the farm animals live, walk in the experience the wonderful seasonal herb and vegetable gardens, relax on the changes taking place. Bring binoculars. shaded porches in a rocking chair and take a wagon ride for a modest fee. There are FRIDAY-SATURDAY lots of hands-on activities in the visitor welcome area, too. Beat the heat and enjoy a • DOLLAR SALE: Anna’s Closet will refreshing dish of ice cream with toppings have a $1 an item end-of-the-season sale for $2 for children, $2.25 for seniors and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds will benefit $2.50 for adults. Additional dishes of ice New Path Ministries, an outreach arm of cream are $1 each. Admission is free. Ginghamsburg Church. For more informa• WAGON RIDES: Aullwood will have tion, call 875-2909. draft horse pulled wagon rides from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Aullwood Farm, 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton. Fees for the program are $1 FRIDAY per person. • CHEESEBURGER DINNER: The SUNDAY Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a onethird pound hamburger made on the grill to • VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Come see your liking, with a side, for $7 from 6-7:30 who is visiting the Brukner Nature Center p.m. Choose your cheese and toppings. birdbath from 2-4 p.m. Come discover Turkey burgers also will be available. BNC’s vista bird life, enjoy a homemade • FRIDAY DINNER: The Covington VFW cookie and a hot cup of bird-friendly coffee Post No. 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington, and join members of the BNC Bird Club as will offer dinner from 5-8 p.m. For more you learn to identify our feathered friends. information, call 753-1108. • MAYORS CONCERT: The Troy Mayors • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be Concert will return for its 20th year with the offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at One Call Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band and 70Now, 726 Grant St., Troy. Anyone who regis- voice Summer Festival Chorus at 7 p.m. at ters to give will receive a “Blood Donors Hobart Arena, Troy. This year’s theme is Save Lives” license plate frame and be reg- “Show Business,” and promises familiar istered to win a Ford Focus. Individuals with music from the world of Broadway musicals. eligibility questions are invited to email For assistance with handicapped parking or call (800) 388and wheelchairs, call 339-4428. GIVE or make an appointment at • OPEN HOUSE: The Troy Senior Citizens Center, 134 N. Market St., Troy, will • BIERGARTEN: German Club have an open house from 1-6 p.m. at the Edelweiss, 531 E. Wenger Road, facility. Line dancing will be offered at 1:30 Englewood, will have a biergarten from p.m. and “Who’s Cooking with Queen 7-11 p.m. with food and music. Darlene” with a different guest chef each hour will be from 2-5 p.m. Center activities will happen throughout the day. SATURDAY • PRAYER WALK: A prayer walk will be at 4 p.m., beginning at Milton-Union • FARMERS MARKET: Downtown Troy Schools, 7610 Milton-Potsdam Road, West Farmers Market will be from 9 a.m. to noon Milton. on South Cherry Street, just off West Main • OUTDOOR CONCERT: A free outdoor Street. The market will include fresh proconcert will be offered at 2:30 p.m. near the duce, artisan cheeses, baked goods, eggs, Red Barn at Troy City Park on Adams organic milk, maple syrup, flowers, crafts, Street, across from Hobart Arena. The prepared food and entertainment. For free Tippecanoe Community Band, directed by parking, enter off West Franklin Street. Gail Ahmed, will play a mix of music includContact Troy Main Street at 339-5455 for ing marches, a big band medley, and information or visit salutes to Frank Sinatra and masked super • FARMERS MARKET: The Miami County Farmers Market will be open from 9 heroes. A selection of music from “Mary a.m. to 2 p.m. in Friendly’s parking lot. Food Poppins” will be the band’s salute to the includes locally grown fruits and vegetables, Olympics. Bring lawn chairs. For more information, contact call 335-1178. baked goods, honey, Indiana melons and • DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park more. There is plenty of parking. District will have its monthly dog social from • PORK CHOPS: A pork chop dinner 1-3 p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 will be from 5-7 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, State Route 185, north of Covington. If your dog is nice and plays well with others, bring Ludlow Falls, will offer a marinated (nonthem to the park. This month your dog can marinated upon request) pork chop dinner earn a “Summer Dog Olympic Gold Medal” with baked potato and green bean cassefor the high jump, broad jump, catch the role for $9 from 5-7 p.m. treat and many more events. Participants • NIGHT HIKE: A forest night hike, can walk, talk and show off their dog while “Night Flyers,” will be at 9 p.m. at Brukner leisurely strolling down the trail with park Nature Center. Come dressed for a familynaturalist Spirit of Thunder (John De Boer). friendly adventure as participants hike the Remember owners are responsible for their trails on a guided discovery of nocturnal dogs and must clean-up after their pet. creatures, sounds of the night and wildlife Meet in the parking lot. signs. Free and open to the public.



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Demetria Woods, 4-H extension educator, offers crafts reflecting the different shows from Monday during 4-H Cloverbud Fun Time at the Duke Lundgard Youth Assembly building during the Miami County Fair. Here Woods and 4-H adviser Denise Burkett of Tipp City, assist children including Thomas Burkett, 11, Drake Burkett, 4, James Burkett, 3, and Jordan Pratt, 10, in creating crafts. “It’s fun and it makes it more affordable for the kids,” Burkett said. Thomas Burkett is a part of Button Buddies 4-H Club that recently won a first place award for the Miami County Fair 4-H booth with a “Going Green” theme.

Tipp to fog for mosquitoes The city of Tipp City staff will fog the community for mosquitoes Aug. 22, including City Park and Kyle Park. The fogging in the residential and downtown areas will be performed over the city streets. A second application will be done Sept. 4, followed by the third and final fogging

TIPP CITY on Sept. 14. The mosquito fogging will begin at 9 p.m. and conclude by 3 a.m. on the days stated, beginning on the western side of the city and proceeding easterly, fogging the entire community. Residents are advised to

avoid direct contact with the fogging mist and to close house and automobile windows. If rain or wind conditions prevent fogging, the city will reschedule the applications. Additional fogging may occur later if needed. Any questions can be directed to the City Utility/Services office at (937) 667-6305.


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Saturday, August 18, 2012 • Interactive Workshops 1:30-5:00 p.m. • Main Presentation & Music Performance 7:00 p.m. Attend One or Both Sessions! Location: First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy Free Tickets available at: Tickets will be limited, so don’t wait, reserve yours today! For questions, contact Troy FUMC at (937) 335-2826

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Helen Riffell is celebrating her

95th Birthday on August 21st.

She resides at Piqua Manor. Her husband was John Riffell and he passed away April 1962. They had 7 daughters and 2 sons. One son passed away in June 2006. She has 23 grandchildren, 1 step grandchild, 41 great grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. Cards would be welcomed. Please mail to Piqua Manor, 1840 W. High St., Piqua, Ohio 45356


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

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Dave Fisher Troy Daily News Guest Columnist

Now up for sale: the State of Ohio In the first two years of John Kasich’s four year term as governor of Ohio, he has proposed the sale or transfer of Ohio assets as a way to plug an $8 billion gap in his first Ohio budget. In 2011, five state prisons were marketed “for sale” and one, the Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Ashtabula County, was actually sold. Not that a prison is a highly sought after asset, but for corporations that own and operate them, these are cash cows. The governor has proposed the sale or lease of the Ohio Turnpike. Fortunately, this transaction has not happened … yet. But it looms out there as an agenda item for the second half of his term as governor, when he faces his second biennial budget. The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, composed of governments in the northeastern part of this state, is opposed to the sale or lease of this state treasure. Let’s hope their reason prevails and this transaction never occurs. The most short-sighted action taken by Governor Kasich and the Republican-controlled state legislature was the shifting of control of profits from the state’s wholesale liquor operation to a privately run job creation agency called JobsOhio. Here we have two really bad ideas coming together to create one colossal bad idea. Bad Idea No. 1 was to create JobsOhio to replace the Ohio Department of Development. Rather than simply change the way the Department of Development operated, something Kasich could easily have done with the Republican-controlled legislature in his pocket, he choose instead to go outside of state government and create a non-profit corporation. According to the JobsOhio website, “JobsOhio is a private, non-profit corporation guided by a business-minded Governor and a highly accomplished board of directors, designed to lead Ohio’s job-creation efforts by singularly focusing on attracting and retaining jobs, with an emphasis on strategic industry sectors. Using a private-sector approach, JobsOhio speaks the language of business, enabling Ohio to be more nimble, flexible and competitive in its economic development efforts.” Did you catch the parts about “guided by a business-minded Governor” and “using a private-sector approach”? The governor runs this corporation with the purpose to invest in private and public for-profit corporations that intend to create jobs here in Ohio. How will JobsOhio fund these investments and itself? The answer is Bad Idea No. 2: Shift control of profits from the State’s wholesale liquor operation to this private non-profit job creation corporation for the next 25 years. Here is the deal. JobsOhio pays the state $1.4 billion up front, funded by money JobsOhio will raise from the sale of bonds backed by future liquor sales. JobsOhio will use the liquor proceeds for the next 25 years to make loans to companies using some unknown criteria, with the goal to create jobs in Ohio. The liquor proceeds also will cover JobsOhio own operating expenses and repay the $1.4 billion sale of bonds JobsOhio issued to obtain the $19 billion of future liquor proceeds. By the way, liquor proceeds in 2011 were $794 million. That’s right, the state gives up a stream of revenue of approximating $800 million a year for the next 25 years, approximately $19 billion-plus to receive $1.4 billion today. This means for the next 25 years, Ohio liquor profits will be diverted to fund a nonprofit corporation that is “more nimble, flexible and competitive in its economic development efforts.” Translated, this means JobsOhio can attract and fund companies to establish operations here in Ohio without any public accountability, oversight or say. In short, JobsOhio can and will function like a private equity or a venture capital firm. That’s the “nimble and flexible” part. Keep in mind, JobsOhio investments in companies will be in addition to any tax credits and abatements these same organizations will apply for and receive from local governments and school districts. Job creation and retention should be the No. 1 priority of any governor. With $800 million a year to invest, with little to no accountability, what could possibly go wrong? Maybe this governor could invest it in coins and baseball cards. That’s never been done!

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP The Seattle Times on political ad transparency: Celebrate a rare victory for transparency in American politics. Voters weigh candidates in a system awash in money, but it is cumbersome at best to find who wrote the checks. Free Press and other publicinterest groups nudged the Federal Communications Commission into providing access to local records of who purchased political ads on television. TV stations have long been required to maintain so-called political files to record who bought ads and how much they

paid. But getting into those records was an obstacle course. Barriers included sloppy record keeping and high copying fees. Last spring the FCC was convinced to have broadcasters open online files, which covers new information as of Aug. 2. The four major networks in the top 50 markets launched the process Aug. 2. All other stations in the country must be online no later than 2014. Predictably, the National Association of Broadcasters is challenging the rules, and Free Press is helping push back.

Indeed, Free Press is working with the Sunlight Foundation and the New America Foundation to rally volunteers to wade into the exempted files at smaller stations. Spectacular sums will be sent during the 2012 election season to sell candidates to voters. Americans have, and continue to have, precious little information about the people providing all that money for their candidates and their causes. Credit Free Press and others with tugging at the curtain obscuring the facts.

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Dave Fisher is Chairman of the Miami County Democrats

The worst invention ever created by mankind Throughout the history of the human condition, we have never ceased to come up with new ways to inflict great amounts of pain and suffering on our fellow humans: the guillotine, the electric chair, the atomic bomb — and, of course, the weed eater. The Weed Eater company was founded in 1971 by a man named George Ballas, which is an anagram for “El Sol Garbage” — literally translated, “The Sun Garbage.” Which, as it turns out, seems like a pretty fitting name for the man’s invention. I’m guessing the weed eater wasn’t actually invented to eat weeds, but rather to destroy marriages. Just last week, my wife asked if I would trim the weeds in our yards. And by “asked,” what I really mean to say is “showed me the divorce papers and the pen with which she planned to sign them.” We had company coming over to the house, and she was under the impression that our friends and relatives would think less of us if our weeds were overgrown. At which point I helpfully pointed out I would rather get new friends and relatives who appreciated our Bohemian lifestyle than I would try to get our weed eater started. The first problem with the

David Fong Troy Daily News Executive Editor weed eater is putting fuel in it. Through careful practice, I’ve actually gotten pretty good at putting fuel in machines such as lawnmowers and automobiles, mostly because it involves a procedure no more complicated than adding gasoline. With a weed eater, however, it’s a little more complex. There’s actually math involved. To fuel up a weed eater, you first must mix gas and oil, then add this mixture to the machine. This involves using fractions and, I’m pretty sure, some sort of calculus. The instruction manual is very specific about how important it is not to mess up this mixture, for it could very well cause your weed eater to explode. Which, truth be told, doesn’t seem like all that bad of an idea. The point I’m trying to make here is that if I were good enough to do the type of

math required to make this machine work, I’d probably be able to get the kind of job that would pay me the type of money that would allow me to hire someone else to do all my yard work for me. Once the machine is properly fueled, however, that’s just the beginning of the angst. For once your weed eater is properly fueled, there’s then the matter of actually getting the thing to start. This involves a process of pushing a little plastic bulb, then pulling on a cord with all your might. Usually it takes several times cycling through this process before you have to pick the weed eater up and hurl it halfway across your lawn because no matter how many times you press the stupid bulb or pull the stupid cord, your weed easter isn’t ever going to start. Until, that is, your neighbor, who has been watching the entire scenario play itself out with a bemused smirk on his face walks over and pulls the cord once, at which point it kicks right over and starts. This usually happens right around the same time your wife walks out the back door to see how you are doing. Of course, once the weed eater

actually is up and running, you can usually get about two or three weeds chopped before the stupid thread that’s supposed to eat all the weeds runs out. This then requires taking off the spool, at which point all the line that had been tightly coiled inside the machine spills out all over the lawn. You then must spend the next two hours trying to get it all coiled together and back in your weed eater. Of course, by the time you do this, the machine no longer starts again. By this time, your neighbor no longer is interested in making you look bad in front of your wife, so you have to try to get the weed eater started again. By the time you do, there is snow on the ground and your wife is yelling at you to shovel the driveway. Fortunately, snow shovels are pretty easy to figure out. Next year, however, I’m not going to fight the weed eater battle. I’m going to get a new machine to attack my yard — one that has caused less torture to the human race. I’m buying a flame thrower. Troy’s very own David Fong appears on Thursdays in the Troy Daily News. He prays for droughts.

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Thousands flock to Graceland vigil


Elvis Presley fans Cheryl Skogen, left, and Susan Struss, both from Los Angeles, wait in line outside Graceland, Presley's Memphis, Tenn. home, on Wednesday. Fans are lined up to take part in the annual candlelight vigil marking the 35th anniversary of Presley’s death. shirts, dark sunglasses and pompadours, Elvis-style. Skogen said she first came to Graceland in 1981 before the home became a museum and a tourist attraction and has visited several times since. She remembers first seeing Elvis on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and being enthralled with his hipswiveling performance at a Lack Tahoe concert. “The first time I saw him he changed my life,” said Skogen, now 66 and retired. “I had never seen anybody dance like he did or sing like he did or look like he did. He captured my heart.” A few spots down the line, Allen Black, 47, who sat in a blue and white chair alongside the outer wall of Graceland and talked about his memories

of where he was when he first heard Elvis had died. He was 12 at the time. “I was trying to record a song off the radio, and the news came on the radio, and I went to tell my dad,” Black said, tears welling in his eyes. “He didn’t believe me. It just stunned him.” Black who is from Aurora, Colo., scene of the July 20 movie theatre shooting massacre said Elvis was a great performer but also someone who treated others well. “For some people, it’s the music, but for a lot of people, it’s the man, the charisma, the humanitarian,” Black said. “At first, they probably got drawn in by the music, and then the more they learn about the man, and the way he treated people, it draws them in even more.”

was a homicide, reversing an initial finding that she died in an accidental fall. Judge Edward Burmila had told attorneys for the state before Blum took the stand that he could not talk about getting into the tub where Savio was found dead. When Blum did just that under questioning from Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, Burmila sent jurors out of the room and took Glasgow to task. “It does not appear that any orders I have given the state pays attention to,” said Burmila, who once lost an election to Glasgow for the state’s attorney’s job. Burmila ran as a Republican and Glasgow as a Democrat. Glasgow apologized for

not noticing Blum was about to veer into prohibited testimony, telling Burmila that after an hourand-a-half asking witness questions, “I was getting a little woozy.” Burmila bristled, noting that an assistant prosecutor the day before had said a momentary lapse caused her to ask a question of another witness she had been barred from asking. “Yesterday it was a brain cramp. Today it’s wooziness,” Burmila said angrily. “The disrespect to the court is shocking.” Defense attorney Ralph Meczyk asked Burmila to throw out all of Blum’s testimony, saying prosecutors have continually flouted the judge’s rules and then claimed they were innocent mistakes.

Sept. 11 memorial defends display NEW YORK (AP) — A judge should toss out a lawsuit by a national atheists group seeking to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the wreckage of the World Trade Center, lawyers for the operators of the Sept. 11 memorial at ground zero say. The lawyers said in papers filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Monday that the 17-foot-tall beam will be displayed as a historical object because it tells part of the story of the rescue and recovery effort after the Sept. 11, 2001, ter-

Wilma Jean Hedrick TROY — Wilma Jean Hedrick (Robbins) passed away surrounded by her beloved family Tuesday, Aug. 14 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, John Alan Hedrick. She was born June 29, 1931, in HEDRICK Pontiac, Ill. She also is survived by her son, Steve Adams and wife Kathy; a daughter, Laura O’Toole and son-in-law, Bryan; stepsons, John Hedrick Jr. and his wife Becky and David Hedrick and his wife

Kathy; grandchildren, Ben and Colleen Adams, James and Rachel Farris, Jacob and Tamara O’Toole, Luke O’Toole, Sarah O’Toole, Matt and Andy Hedrick, and Dan and Alex Hedrick. Jean also was blessed with seven greatgrandchildren, Macy and Dylan Adams, Quinton and Caleb Farris and Arielle, Lauren and Elliott O’Toole. She was preceded in death by her mother Vivian Dawson and her greatgrandson, Dallas Star O’Toole. Jean was a homemaker and did in-home nursing

TROY — Louise C. Allen, 79, of Troy, passed away at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, after a brief illness. She was born May 13, 1933, in Piqua, to the late John Jr. and Clara (Whetstone) Ketzel. Her husband of 50 years, Roger J. Allen, preceded her in ALLEN death Feb. 15, 2005. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Tom Macy of Pleasant Hill; son, Michael Allen of Troy; four grandchildren, Jennifer and Ron Miller of Piqua, Emily and Chad Martin of Covington, Robert Allen of Troy and Aimee Allen of Troy; four

great-grandchildren, Tristan Tidwell, Corbin Miller, Veronica Miller and Ethan Martin; a brother, Charles Ketzel of Orlando, Fla.; and a sister, Alice Schnorr of Indianapolis, Ind. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Cooper and Ruth Chambers; and one brother, Jackie Ketzel. Mrs. Allen attended the First United Methodist Church of Troy. She also volunteered at the Upper Valley Medical Center from 1988-2008, accumulating more than 2,600 volunteer hours. Over the years she worked at Fabrific Fabrics in Troy, Elder Beerman in Piqua and

care including caring for her mother Vivian for 14 years. She spent many years serving her community through her volunteer work at the Salvation Army, Chuck Help-aFamily and supported the Vietnam Veterans organization. She was a literacy advocate and avid reader. A service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m., Friday at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy with Pastor Chris Doum of True Life Community officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30–2:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday. Interment will be in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Condolences may be left for the family at

Louise C. Allen

Drew Peterson judge rebukes prosecutors JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — An increasingly exasperated judge at former police officer Drew Peterson’s murder trial delivered his strongest rebuke of prosecutors yet on Wednesday after a pathologist spoke about crawling into the bathtub where Peterson’s third wife was found dead. Prosecutors are trying to prove that Peterson, 58, killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio, whose 2004 death was initially ruled accidental. Savio’s body was re-examined and her death reclassified as a homicide only after Peterson’s fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007. Dr. Larry Blum, a forensic pathologist, testified Wednesday about how he determined Savio’s death


rorist attacks, which destroyed the twin towers and killed thousands of people. They said the display of the cross among 1,000 artifacts, photos, oral histories and videos is no different from the showing of hundreds of religious paintings routinely displayed at government-supported art museums. The nonprofit group American Atheists sued the National September 11 Memorial Museum’s operators last year, saying the beam’s display would be unconstitutional. A message

left with a lawyer for the group was not immediately returned Wednesday. Lawyers for the memorial operators said in their papers that the steel beam, found by rescue workers two days after the terror attacks, was an inspiration. They said workers “took solace in its symbolism as they searched for survivors and found mostly victims.” The lawyers noted that the museum is an independent non-profit corporation and decisions by its curators about what to display are not state actions subject to constitutional protection.

The Pharm in Troy. Mrs. Allen liked to craft and quilt as well as spending time with her family and classmates of 60 years. She was a 1952 graduate of Piqua high school. She also loved her favorite baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Pastor Johnathan Newman officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Vandalia. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Piqua High School, 1 Indian Trail, Piqua, OH 45356 or Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Ida Penny COVINGTON — Ida Penny, 84, of Laura, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Covington Care Center. She was born Feb. 20, 1928, in Lawrenceburg, Ky., to Robert and Rebecca (Scarberry) Hickman. Ida will be missed and remembered by her loving husband, Bernard “Shorty” Penny; daughters and son-in-law, Cindy Penny of Greenville and Sandy and

Gene Bridenbaugh of Laura; grandchildren, Chris Penny of Greenville, Debie and Jeff English of Ludlow Falls and Tami and Dwayne Petty of Missouri; great-grandchildren, Alivia English of Ludlow Falls, Brian English of Ludlow Falls, Ashley Petty of Missouri and Josh Petty of Missouri; great-greatgrandson, Conner Glidewell. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday

at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 1 S. Main St., Pleasant Hill. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the American Heart Association. Online memorials may be made for the family at

Rena Jo Fink SIDNEY — Rena Jo Fink, 49, of 812 S. Miami Ave., Sidney, passed away from natural causes at 9:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at her residence. She was born Aug. 18, 1962, in Troy, the daughter of the late Norman FINK Swartz and Betty Covert of Piqua. On July 10, 2004, she married Gregg S. Fink, who survives along with her three sons, Jonathon Lantz of Sidney, Rodney Lantz of Apex, N.C, Chris Lantz and Erica of Florence, Ky.; seven

grandchildren, Ian and Ethan Lantz, Cale, Jace and Lillian Puckett, Eliana and Samuel Fink; and two brothers, Vaughn Swartz of Piqua and Myron Swartz and his wife Brenda of New Paris. Mrs. Fink was currently a homemaker, but had formerly worked at the Dannon Company Inc. in Minster and Hobart Mfg. in Piqua for several years. She was a graduate of Greenville Senior High School with the Class of 1980. Rena was a former Cub Scout Leader of Pack 92 in Sidney, she loved to

collect dolls and attend auctions and sell items on E-Bay. Rena was a loving mother, grandmother and a wonderful wife who will be greatly missed by all her family. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney, with Mr. Derek Fink officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco. The family will receive friends on Friday from 11:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Fink family at

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Margaret D. Ault PIQUA — Margaret D. Ault, 79, of Piqua, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at the Upper Valley Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending through the Jamieson & Yannucci

OBITUARY POLICY In respect for friends and family, the Troy Daily News prints a funeral directory free of charge. Families who would like photographs and more detailed obituary information published in the Troy Daily News, should contact their local funeral home for pricing details.

Funeral Home. • Sandra Sue Herider CONOVER — Sandra Sue Herider, 70, 11312 Carysville Road, Conover, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Kindred Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. A Mass of Christian

Burial will be held on Saturday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney with the Rev. Fr. Dan Schmitmeyer. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney is handling the funeral arrangements.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley fans hoisted colorful umbrellas against a hot sun and massed in folding chairs outside Graceland on Wednesday, awaiting a candlelight vigil marking the 35th anniversary of the death of the rock ‘n’ roll icon. Elvis admirers flocked by the thousands to Memphis from around the U.S. and from as far off as England and Japan, many waiting for hours to enter the Memphis mansion where Presley is buried on the grounds. Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977, of a heart attack after suffering from prescription drug abuse. His death at 42 marked the end of a soaring musical career that ended all too abruptly for legions of fans still mesmerized today by his singing, sex appeal and onstage charisma. The vigil marks the high point of Elvis Week, the annual celebration of Presley’s life and career. Organizers have said they expected 75,000 people to attend Elvis Week, with many taking part in the vigil that was beginning Wednesday evening and to last into Thursday. This year also brings another highlight with a 35th-anniversary tribute concert planned at an area arena Thursday night. Exwife Priscilla Presley and daughter Lisa Marie Presley were expected to attend the concert featuring live musicians playing along with videotaped footage of Elvis singing. On Wednesday afternoon, Cheryl Skogen and friend Susan Struss held up black umbrellas with polka dots near the front of the line as they waited to enter Graceland’s grounds. As longtime Elvis fans and neighbors in Los Angeles, they said they decided to come to Elvis Week without their husbands. They got up well before dawn Wednesday for a prime spot in the line. There, women wore pink and black T-shirts emblazoned with Elvis’ picture. Some men dressed in black


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Daughter offers up a delicious granola recipe By Verena Eicher, 14 I decided to write for Mom this week. It has been awhile since I wrote the column. I just came home from de-tasseling corn not too long ago. The corn was extra wet this morning since we got all that rain. I don’t really mind de-tasseling corn unless it is really tall. Aug. 11 will be our detasseling picnic because we will be done. Tonight I will help sister Susan take our miniature pony that she is training for a ride. She takes it down the road past tractors and big trucks so it gets used to traffic and all noises. Tiny Tim is her newest pony that she is training. He is doing pretty good but he still likes taking us in the ditch once in awhile. I think it is neat to see how different all the pony behaviors are. Tiny Tim has to be trained so it takes a lot of working with him. She had let Lovina and Kevin go play with the pony so he could get used to little children. Dad is going to grill some pork chops and hot wings for our supper tonight. I always like when he grills because it is always so delicious. Mom is going to make noodle soup to go along with it. For Father’s Day we gave Dad a new charcoal grill. He was glad for it because his old one was so wore out. He couldn’t shut it down so all the meat would want to burn. Mom was glad to see Dad get the new grill because h likes cooking on it more often. We will probably sit outside and eat while Dad finishes the meat. It always tastes best to eat it fresh off the grill. In September school will start again. It seems the summer went too fast. I will be entering eighth grade. This will be my last year in school, which I am glad. I won’t miss the school work, but I will miss my friends. I am looking forward to cousin Albert’s wedding. He is getting married to Louanna I will get to see all my cousins on Mom’s side of the family. We don’t see all of our cousins as often since we move to Michigan. I hope they will all be able to make it to the wedding. It is always interesting to see how much everyone has grown. It is so nice to be sleeping upstairs in our bedrooms again since the fire.



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In September school will start again. It seems the summer went too fast. — Verena Eicher

Susan and I share a bedroom. She painted our walls and ceiling a light green. I like aqua and Susan likes green so I let her choose the color. We still have some organizing to do. We have both been de-tasseling for over a month so we didn’t have much time to do it yet. Loretta and Lovina share a bedroom, they both like the color lavender so that is the color of their bedroom. The boys wanted their room blue and Elizabeth’s is colored burgundy Uncle Jacob’s have been preparing for church services at their home, so we have been helping them whenever we can. This is now another day and I want to bake monster cookies and M & M granola bars. Our friend Barb brought us some M & Ms, we will enjoy them. It will be a treat to us because Mom doesn’t buy M & Ms often. Sister Susan de-tassled for the last day this year. I am done for this year so I am home helping Mom. We are going to bake bread for church services and can tomato juice today also. Mom also canned salsa this week so we are glad to have salsa again. M & M GRANOLA BARS 2 cups quick cooking oats 1 cup Rice Krispies Half cup brown sugar Half cup honey Three-fourths cup peanut butter Three-fourths cup M & Ms Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Press into a greased 9-by-13-inch pan and bake 18 minutes. Cool and then cut into squares or rectangles. For more recipes, Amish stories, and videos visit and sign up for the free twiceweekly newsletter.

If ever there was an old-school comestible with a fat chance at trendiness, lard would seem to be it. The name alone is enough to conjure up a frisson of dismay. Nonetheless, lard appears poised to make a comeback. Chefs have been championing lard for some time and some home cooks never gave it up and highquality versions of the fat have become available from artisan producers. Meanwhile, the people behind Grit magazine have written the book on lard, to wit: “Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother’s Secret Ingredient.” The book, “really came out of one of those crazy, fun, brainstorming sessions,” says Hank Will, editor-in-chief of Grit, which is based in Topeka, Kan., and focuses on American rural life. Editors were looking for a way to utilize their huge recipe database and got to talking about how animal fats, particularly those that aren’t highly processed, are making a comeback as research has switched the focus to trans fats as the bane of healthy eating. The result is 150 recipes gathered from more than 100 years of the magazine, including biscuits, fried chicken, pie crust and flour tortillas. For San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino, executive chef at Incanto restaurant and known for his nose-totail cooking, lard is a natural byproduct of his wholeanimal approach. “When we’re getting a very beautiful hog, we try to use every bit of it,” he says. “I think to do so is just the right thing.” As a further refinement, he likes to keep dishes animal-specific, cooking chicken in chicken fat, pork in pig fat, etc. Neither Cosentino nor Will advocates eating huge amounts of lard; it is, after all, fat. But Will notes that it has less saturated fat than butter and is unequaled for things like flaky pastry. “It’s like any fat, you don’t want it to be a huge proportion of your diet, but there’s nothing wrong in getting at least

First lesson of Indian cooking not all brown powders are curry powder. Second lesson don’t confuse heat and warmth. Especially in Indian cuisine, they are wildly different concepts. Third lesson Indian cooking is a deliciously inexact science. Embrace its freewheeling approach and all of your cooking, Indian and otherwise, will be better. And all of that is why I want to introduce you to garam masala, a widely available, yet little used (in the U.S.) seasoning blend

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In this image taken on July 16, a recipe for Spaghetti and Chicken Livers made with lard is shown in Concord, N.H. part of your fat dose in lard.” Not all lard is created equal, says Will, who recommends reading the fine print on the package to make sure you’re getting lard that hasn’t been heavily processed, i.e. bleached, deodorized and hydrogenated. Cosentino, of course, makes his own lard and Will says home cooks can buy pork fat from a butcher and render it (melt it to strain out any solids) in the oven without too much difficulty. The best lard comes from old-fashioned breeds of pigs prized for their fat as opposed to the modern, leaner animals and part of the lard resurgence has stemmed from small producers raising heritage breeds. In the kitchen, lard has “hundreds of applications,” says Cosentino. “It’s great for breakfast cooking. Lard’s good in pastries, in dessert.” And he has some surprising uses for it, too, including a lard ice cream, and popcorn. “Cooking popcorn in pork fat is amazing,” he says. ROCKY MOUNTAIN GREEN BEANS Start to finish: 20 minutes Servings: 6 2 cups fresh green beans 3 tablespoons lard 2 tablespoons minced onion 1 tablespoon minced

green bell pepper 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 cup milk 1 pimiento, chopped 1/4 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese Bring a large saucepan of water to a simmer. Add the green beans and cook for 4 minutes, or until tender. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water, then drain the beans and set aside. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high, heat the lard. Add the onion and bell pepper and saute for 2 minutes. Add the flour, salt, black pepper and paprika. Stir well and cook for 3 minutes. Gradually whisk in the milk and the reserved cooking water from the beans. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, until thick. Remove from the heat. Add the pimiento and cheese, then stir until the cheese melts. Place the cooked beans in a serving dish and pour the sauce over the top. Serve immediately. SPAGHETTI AND CHICKEN LIVERS Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 8 1 pound spaghetti 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced

3 cups tomato juice Salt and ground black pepper 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup lard 1/2 pound white button or shiitake mushrooms, sliced 1 pound chicken livers, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, then cook the spaghetti for 5 minutes (it will not have finished cooking). Drain and set aside. In a large skillet over medium-high, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and saute for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Stir in the tomato juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add the mozzarella gradually, blending thoroughly, then lower the heat and add the cooked spaghetti. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until thoroughly heated. In a separate skillet over medium-high, heat the lard. Add the mushrooms and chicken livers and saute for 10 minutes, or until the mushrooms are browned and the livers are cooked through. Season with salt and pepper. Place the spaghetti on a serving platter, then spoon the sauteed livers and mushrooms over the top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

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from northern India. Like so many Indian spice blends, there is no set recipe for garam masala. The ingredients can vary tremendously by region and cook. But in general, it usually contains a mix of spices that are at once sweet and warming coriander, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, cumin and black pepper. By warming, I mean the flavor has a fullness without acidity or sharp flavors. Think spice cookies and gingerbread minus the sugar. This is different than the spicy heat we associate with chili peppers. Garam masala differs from many spice blends in that the whole spices are toasted before being ground together. Why do you care? Most spice blends, especially from India, are intended to be heated before use to draw out their flavor. This means they need to be added at the start of a recipe. But because garam masala already is toasted, it can be used as a condiment on meats, cooked grains, even breads and yogurt dips.

SMASHED AND ROASTED GARAM MASALA POTATOES Start to finish: 45 minutes Servings: 6 3 pounds red or yellow new potatoes 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon garam masala Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1 cup grated manchego cheese Heat the oven to 400 F. Coat 2 baking sheets with oil or cooking spray. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and add enough cool water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain well. Return the potatoes to the pot and set over medium heat. Heat, shaking the pan frequently to keep the potatoes moving, for 1 minute, or until dry. Transfer the potatoes to the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches around each. One at a time, set a sturdy mug over each and push down to lightly crush. They should be lightly cracked and slightly flattened, but not falling apart. You also can use a potato masher (but


In this image taken on Nov. 9, 2011, the Indian spice blend garam masala, sometimes written garham masala, adds warmth, but no real heat, to these smashed and roasted garam masala potatoes as shown in Concord, N.H. press only gently). In a small liquid measuring cup, whisk together the olive oil and garam masala. Drizzle the oil over the potatoes, coating each one well. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper, then roast for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Sprinkle the manchego over each, then return to the oven for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the cheese begins to brown.




You might want to discuss issues with a therapist Dear Annie: Many years ago, my husband, "Sam," and I divorced. I started seeing someone else and became pregnant. That man left me, saying he didn't want more children. Sam and I began dating again, and he said we could remarry if his name went on the baby's birth certificate. The biological father didn't care, so I agreed. Three months after the baby was born, Sam and I married again. That was 13 years ago. The problem is, sometimes Sam and I will argue, and he'll say, "Just take your daughter and get out," and other hurtful things indicating he's not her real father and so there's nothing to tie us together. I'm worried that our daughter will find out about her parentage and be hurt. Should we tell her about her biological father? I know her bio dad recently got out of prison after a year's sentence for child molestation. I don't know where he's living, but I don't really want him around my daughter. Any suggestions? — Living a Lie Dear Living: The biological father no longer has any claim on your daughter. He gave up his rights. Your daughter is old enough to know about her background, although due to the particular circumstances, we suggest you first discuss it with a therapist who specializes in such issues. It would help to bring Sam into the sessions, as well, because his comments are not only reprehensible, but could cause all kinds of repercussions in his relationship with his daughter. He may be too angry with you during these arguments to fully realize how much he can hurt this child. Dear Annie: Two of our closest friends are getting a divorce. We are godparents to their adorable and sweet 9-year-old child. This couple wants to cause as little disruption as possible to their child's home environment. They plan to rent a nearby house, and the parents will swap living there so the child gets to stay in the original home. Annie, I'm sure they're not the first to think of this arrangement, even though it's new to us. As disruptive as a divorce is, would this add a sense of security for the child as opposed to sending her off to the estranged parent's house for a short period of time as is commonly done? — Puzzled in Florida Dear Puzzled: Quite a few parents have this arrangement, whereby the children stay in the home while the parents trade a rental space, or in some cases, both parents have their own place. While children are resilient and can adjust to almost any living situation, we suspect it is easier if they don't have to pack up every weekend. It also lessens the stigma for the non-custodial parent whose residence is "Dad's place" or "Mom's house" but not "home." Dear Annie: I read the letter from "Washington," who said her feelings for her husband are completely gone. Many Catholic dioceses have weekend programs for married couples, and other denominations may have similar programs. Our diocese offers Marriage Encounter to help a couple rediscover the spark. The program is for those whose marriage is basically OK but could be better. The other program is Retrouvaille, a French word meaning "rediscovery." It helps heal problems in a troubled marriage by reopening communication and providing tools that can make a difference. It's for those who feel lost, alone or bored, or are constantly fighting, arguing or thinking about separating. In neither case does the couple have to be Catholic, although they should be married. — Father B. Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.


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Hints from Heloise Columnist small piece of paper towel or cotton pads on the ends and push them through the tubes.” — Donna in Connecticut • “I keep chopsticks with my paint/ varnish supplies. When I have to mix a quart, they are easier to use than a wooden stick. They can be wiped, washed and reused.” — Loretta in Pennsylvania

• “Keep several in your art room to use as a point for embossing lines on paper before folding.” — E. Drachman in Maryland Love all of these! Any more? — Heloise P.S.: I use them to put my hair up in a bun — a clean pair, of course! REUSED VACUUM Dear Heloise: I have a hint to offer — one that is very beneficial to me. My old vacuum needed some repairs, though the motor was still OK. I reversed the intake tubes to make the vacuum into a blower! I can air-blow things such as leaves and debris off the porch. I also air-blow the interior of

my van. It keeps the floor mats clean. I have found that it’s a very good use for an old vacuum! — Betty B. in Oregon EASY CLEANUP Dear Heloise: I’ve read your hints in the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser for years and have used many that were sent in. Keep up the good work! This hint has kept me from having to clean the microwave so often. I keep a cheap paper plate in my microwave. If something boils out, the plate soaks it up. Plus, the plate can sometimes be used as a potholder if the dish gets too hot to handle. — Freda M. in Alabama



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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Today might be the best day of the year to ask yourself if you have enough play time in your life. It’s important to express your creative side, because you’re an impulsive romantic. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Today is the best time all year to ask yourself what you can do to improve your home and also your family relationships. These are important areas for you. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Examine your daily surroundings and your relationships with daily contacts. What is your communication like with the people you meet day to day? Think about this today. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Think about your earnings, cash flow and assets. You want to feel secure, especially with home and family. Do you feel secure? LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The only New Moon in your sign all year is taking place today. Therefore, ask yourself what you can do to improve your relationships with those who are closest to you. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a good day for introspection and self-reflection. Ask yourself, “What really matters in life?” You don’t want to be 89 years old saying, “I blew it.” LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You need others in your life, because you are a social sign. You like to socialize with others. Today is a good time to recognize who you value. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Today’s New Moon is the perfect opportunity for you to think about where you are headed in life. Are you going in the direction you want? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) What further education or travel would improve your job skills or enrich your life? Think about what would benefit you today. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You value your reputation, which is one reason why it’s important for you to clean up your debt situation and tidy up loose ends regarding shared property. Just do it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is the best day of the year to think how to improve your partnerships and closest friendships. There must be something — nobody’s perfect. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) How can you give yourself better health as well as a better enjoyment of your work? What new attitude or new regime might you adopt to bring this about? YOU BORN TODAY You are always down-to-earth and forceful. Although you can appear to be casual, you’re actually very serious about whatever you say or do. You also can be explosive! You know how to use humor to soften what you say and get your way. Invariably, you will run the show. (Ah, yes.) In the next year, an important choice will arise. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Robert De Niro, actor; Mae West, actress/humorist; Judith Regan, book publisher/TV-radio personality. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.











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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Thursday, Aug. 16, the 229th day of 2012. There are 137 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 16, 1962, The Beatles fired their original drummer, Pete Best, replacing him with Ringo Starr. On this date: • In 1777, American forces won the Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington. • In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln issued Proclamation 86, which prohibited the states of the Union from engaging in commer-

cial trade with states in rebellion i.e., the Confederacy. • In 1858, a telegraphed message from Britain’s Queen Victoria to President James Buchanan was transmitted over the recently laid trans-Atlantic cable. • In 1920, Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians was struck in the head by a pitch thrown by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees; Chapman died the following morning. • In 1948, baseball legend Babe Ruth died in New York at age 53.

• In 1954, Sports Illustrated was first published by Time Inc. • In 1977, Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tenn., at age 42. • Today’s Birthdays: Sportscaster Frank Gifford is 82. Singer Eydie Gorme is 81. Actress Julie Newmar is 79. Actress Lesley Ann Warren is 66. Actor Reginald VelJohnson is 60. TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford is 59. Movie director James Cameron is 58. Singer Madonna is 54. Actor Timothy Hutton is 52. Actor Steve Carell is 50.

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A man carries a wounded man at the scene of an explosion in Herat, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday.

Grenades, bomb rock Afghan mosque KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Nearly two dozen Afghan civilians were wounded on Wednesday when two grenades exploded inside a mosque compound and a bicycle bomb blew up in a city market, officials said. The violence came a day after bomb blasts around Afghanistan killed at least 50 people in the deadliest day for civilians this year, as Taliban insurgents and other militants ramp up violence across the country. The Taliban summer offensive coincides with Afghan police and soldiers taking on more responsibility for security while international forces start to withdraw. Separately, NATO reported that one of its service members was killed Wednesday in an insurgent attack in the east. NATO did not disclose the nationality of the soldier or provide any more details. The U.S. military reported that one of its soldiers died in a roadside bombing Wednesday, also in eastern Afghanistan. So far this year, 286 international troops have been killed in Afghanistan. At least nine worshippers were wounded when the grenades exploded during morning prayers at a mosque in Baghi Sara area, Khost police chief Sardar Mohammad Zazai said. One

exploded inside the mosque and the other went off in a courtyard outside. The third failed to detonate. Zazai blamed Taliban insurgents for the attack. “This was the work of the enemy,” he said. “It cannot be a private dispute. Why would anyone be so angry to throw grenades in a mosque while people are praying?” He said many of the worshippers were Afghans who work at the nearby U.S. post, Forward Operating Base Salerno. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid issued a statement that did not acknowledge the mosque attack but claimed an insurgent suicide bomber had attacked a U.S. base in Khost, causing several American casualties. A spokesman for the NATO military coalition said Wednesday that there was no attack on the Salerno base, which is close to the mosque in Baghi Sara. Lt. Col. Hagen Messer said the American personnel at the base reported hearing gunfire from the mosque but that Afghan police were investigating. At least 14 people, including four women and a policeman, were injured when explosives set up on a bicycle exploded at a market in the city of Herat while people were shopping for an upcoming Muslim holiday, said Noor

Khan Nekzad, a spokesman for the provincial police. The latest violence follows a particularly bloody day for Afghanistan. Suicide bombers launched multiple attacks in remote Nimroz province in southwestern Afghanistan near the Iranian border on Tuesday, killing dozens of people, including shoppers buying sweets for a Muslim holiday. The bombings left charred and smoldering bits of cookies and dried fruit among the bodies on the ground. A separate market bombing later Tuesday, this one in Kunduz in the north, killed 10 people, including five children. And in the eastern province of Paktika, a car hit a roadside bomb. Four children died in the blast, provincial spokesman Mokhlis Afghan said, bringing Tuesday’s death toll to 50 11 police and 39 civilians. At least 110 people were wounded in all the attacks. The attacks came as the Taliban and their allies step up their assaults in a display of force that often results in civilian carnage. Militants are especially trying to weaken the still-developing Afghan security forces, who are to assume control across their homeland in 28 months, when most foreign combat troops will have left.

ISLAMABAD (AP) — At least half a dozen suicide bombers armed with automatic weapons and rocketpropelled grenades attacked a major air force base in northern Pakistan before dawn Thursday, sparking a heavy battle that killed two security personnel and left parts of the base in flames, officials said. The attack on the base in Kamra, located only about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Islamabad, was a brazen reminder of the threat posed by Islamist militants in Pakistan despite numerous military offensives against their sanctuaries along the Afghan border. The base hosts a variety of fighter jets, including F-16s, and also contains a large factory that makes aircraft and other weapons systems. The militants infiltrated the base under the cover of darkness and began battling security forces at around 2 a.m., according to the Pakistani air force. Other militants fired rocket-propelled grenades at the base from outside, damaging one aircraft. Security forces fought the militants for two hours and were finally able to retake the base, the air force said. The militants did not reach the hangars inside the base. Six militants wearing explosives and two security personnel were killed in the fighting. The head of the base, Air Commodore Muhammad Azam, was wounded. Security forces are searching the area for any militants who may have escaped, said the air force. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but suspicion will likely fall on the Pakistani Taliban,

who have waged a bloody insurgency against the government for the past several years that has killed tens of thousands of people. While the group has carried out hundreds of bombings and other attacks through the country, raids against military bases are somewhat uncommon. Half a dozen Taliban militants attacked a major naval base in the southern port city of Karachi in May 2011, killing at least 10 people and destroying two U.S.supplied surveillance aircraft. It took Pakistani commandos 18 hours to retake Naval Station Mehran, and two of the attackers managed to escape. That the attackers managed to infiltrate so deep into the highsecurity base led to speculation they may have has inside information of assistance. In 2009, militants dressed in fatigues attacked army headquarters in the city of Rawalpindi, just outside Islamabad, and took 30 people hostage. Pakistani commandos finally raided the compound 22 hours later. Three captives and four militants were among those killed. There have been at least three attacks in the vicinity of the Kamra air force base since 2007, but all of them occurred outside the installation. In 2009, a suicide bomber on a bicycle blew himself up on a road leading to the base, killing seven people. A year earlier, three rockets were fired at an area near the base, but no one was hurt. In 2007, a suicide car bomber wounded five children on an air force bus carrying them to school near the base.

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555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

CASSTOWN 6355 East Troy Urbana Road Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm Big Barn and Yard Sale electronics, small appliances, furniture, clothes girls 6 months to 6X and some adult, crafts, restaurant supplies

FLETCHER 5995 E ST RT 36. Friday and Saturday 9-3. Household items, twin girls (sizes 6-10) and adult clothes, paint sprayer, stand/light, microwave and more!!!!

PIQUA, 1114 Madison Ave., Thursday, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 8am-11am, DVD's, dishwasher, small refrigerator, gas fireplace with mantle, dishes, books, clothes, holiday decorations, Atari, miscellaneous!

PIQUA, 1323 Maplewood Dr., Thursday and Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday 9amnoon, Pampered Chef, craft and art supplies, household items, clothes, Craftsman Radial arm saw, tools, Christmas decorations & Miscellaneous

PIQUA, 3225 Sioux Drive, Thursday, Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-12pm Huge moving sale, antiques, glassware, lots of furniture, golf, yard, and camping equipment, albums, kitchen and many other household items

PIQUA 900 Wilson Ave. Thursday August 16, Friday August 17th, Saturday August 18th 9-5. Multifamily sale! LOTS OF NICE CLOTHES!!! Girls 18mos-5, boys 4-10, juniors 00-15, ladies, mens, shoes, household items, some tools, books, toys, lots of Aeropostle, American Eagle, Hollister, etc, entertainment stand, TV, and more. Most items 50¢!

TIPP CITY 250 Woodlawn Drive. Friday 9am-3pm and Saturday 8am-12pm. Furniture, student desk, entertainment center, dresser, household goods, knick knacks, bike, and lots of miscellaneous. TIPP CITY 4120 Tipp Cowlesville Road Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9am-3pm Large Sale, too many items to list, something for everyone

TIPP CITY, 444 Clover Hill Drive, Friday & Saturday, 9am-5pm. Estate Garage Sale! Second half of the estate. Tools, furniture, toys, decorations, kitchen stuff and so much more.

TIPP CITY 4890 Rudy Road Saturday only 9am-5pm Moving sale yard tools, weed whacker, ladder, chest freezer, golf clubs, trampoline, girls bike, grill, riding mower, 2006 Chevy truck, 1995 Lumina, and miscellaneous

TROY 1073 Cloverdale Drive Friday and Saturday 8am-5pm Huge Sale boys clothes 18 months-4T, collectable's, tools, and miscellaneous

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TIPP CITY, 6840 South County Rd 25A. Friday, 9-2, Saturday, 9-4. NordicTrack ski machine, golf clubs, Minnesota Model B sewing machine, Pine Crest china, Willow Ware, portable workbench, rain handler gutters, men's clothes XL, women's clothes 4-8, shoes, purses, glassware, small appliances, few baby items, books, suitcase, albums, and more.

Troy, 2514 Aberdeen Court, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-? GARAGE SALE! Backpacks, toys, Christmas tree, microwave, blankets, sheets, clothes & more!!!

TROY, 1029 Stoney Ridge Ave., Friday 9am-5:30pm, Saturday 9am-noon, assorted tools, maple twin bed/ dresser, assorted furniture, hover round, treadmill, kitchen items, bath chair, men's clothing, old computer, drawing board, miscellaneous. TROY, 1323 Surrey Road Friday and Saturday, 9am-3pm. Furniture and lots of miscellaneous

TROY, 1349 Sterling Drive, Thursday & Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 8amnoon, HUGE 2 family sale!!, Home furnishings, 36inch storm door, lamps, furniture, Baby items, toys, Too much to list, Something for everyone, Everything priced to sell!!!!

TROY 1539 Troy Urbana Rd. Thurs. Friday, Sat. 9-4. Huge garage sale! Living room furniture, desk, kitchen table and chairs, electronics, baby boys cloths NB-24mo, premier design jewelry, landscaping rocks, and much more. TROY, 160 Fox Harbor Drive, Friday only, 9am-3pm. Old table and chairs, patio chairs, lots of tools, shoes, women's and kids clothing, power washer, dolls and cases, new grill, 8x10 rug, snow blower, and miscellaneous

TROY 1645 East Rt 55. Thurs & Fri 9A-5P, Sat 9A-12. Moving Sale. +size cloths, snow boards, belly boards, skis, large pool filter, auto pool cleaner, golf clubs, misc..

TROY 183 South Dorset Saturday only 9am-3pm Items from many P.E.O. families, something for everyone, toys clothes, furniture, housewares, linens, tools, books, and more TROY 1878 Hunters Ridge Drive. Open Friday 8-5 Saturday 8-12. Baby clothes, layette, duostroller, high chair, coffee table, Pack & Play, and more!


Saturday, August 18th, 8am-3pm DOWNSIZING!! Household items, furniture, electronics, antiques, toys, decorations and much more. All must go!

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TROY 392 Shaftsbury Road Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-5pm Trundle bed and mattress (like new), lamps, decorative mirror, TV, baby crib, sweeper, clothing, and lots of miscellaneous

TROY, 410 West Ross Street (Southview Neighborhood) Friday 12pm-6pm and Saturday 9am-3pm. Multi family baby items, clothes newborn-4T boys and girls, other assorted clothing, microwave and stand, range hood new, and lots of miscellaneous

TROY 4151 E St Rt 41. Friday 9-7, Saturday 9-? 3 families! Downsizing. Lots of miscellaneous items. Great prices. Don't miss this sale!!!!

TROY, 420 North Weston Road (in Westbrook). Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8am-5pm Retiring teacher selling many classroom items including 3 desks, end tables, dorm refrigerator, file cabinet, book shelf, large dog crate, stereo cabinet, convection and toaster ovens, lamps, TV's, designer clothes, many for young adults and much more

TROY 4780 Piqua Troy Road Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9am-4pm Tools, lift chair, exercise equipment, loan mowers, wheel horses, DVDs, VCRs, and lots more

TROY 521 Linwood Avenue Friday 8am-? and Saturday 8am-12pm Antiques, collectable's, housewares, Polaris 4x4 quad, scrubs, karaoke CD's, vintage sleds, BB guns, oak quilt holders, RC planes, antique secretary TROY, 561 Willowcreek Way, Thursday, 8am-4pm. Mini fridge, lefty golf clubs, saxophone, weights, gowns 0-4, truck cap, college/ household items & more.

TROY, 601 Barnhart Road, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am-4pm. Attention Hobbyists and Crafter's, stained glass and supplies, yarn, crochet books, beads of all sizes and shapes, pecan resin figurines unpainted, tumbled stones, geodes, needle work books, quitting magazines, buttons, and some antique glassware, and other household items

TROY, 718 Berkshire Road (Westbrook), Friday, 9-4, Saturday, 9-4, Vera Bradley luggage, train table, scrapbook, TV, games, Imaginext, lots of toys, car seat, name brand men's, women's & boys up to 5T clothes, shoes, books, cookbooks, DVD's, Delta faucet, free box, lots of miscellaneous.

TROY/CASSTOWN, 4010 Troy-Urbana Road. August 16-18, 9am-4pm. Garage Sale! Vera Bradley, Premier Jewelry, baby, men's and women's clothes, antique table, household accessories, kitchen items, HENN pottery and baskets, bikes, bar stools, furniture, great stuff for college students. pitching machine.

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AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-676-3836 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-295-1667

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The City of Piqua is accepting applications for the position of water plant operator. Primary duties include inspecting and servicing of equipment and monitoring of chemical feeders, motors, gauges, and valves. Operating/ washing filters, taking samples, performing chemical tests.

Candidate must obtain and maintain Ohio EPA certification within four years of employment. Successful applicant must be able to work third shift. Application deadline is: Friday, August 31, 2012


Deliver the AT&T telephone directories in the Piqua and surrounding area. Call (800)733-9675 now for an appt. Applicants must be 18 years or older with a valid driver's license and proof of insurance.

Apply at: City of Piqua Human Resources Dept. 201 W. Water Street Piqua, Ohio 45356 Visit our website at: to download application EOE

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Buschur Electric, Inc. is accepting applications for a generator technician. Applicant should be familiar with the mechanical and electrical workings of generators and transfer switches. 2 to 4 years experience in mechanical work and electrical work is a plus, but we will train. Competitive wages and benefits package. Interested parties should send resume to Buschur Electric, Inc., PO Box 107, Minster, OH 45865 EEO Employer, BUSCHUR ELECTRIC, INC., steveh@ (419)628-3407.

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DELIVERY ROUTES Available! Performance Daily Delivery Routes, a contractor with local and national titles, is looking for experienced newspaper carriers in the following areas: Troy, Piqua, Sidney, Russia, Bradford, and West Milton. Established routes. Must have reliable transportation, valid Ohio driver's license, auto insurance, clean and sober, 7 day availability, and Winning Attitude. Only serious businesspeople please. Call Mike for more info. Performance Delivery. (937)603-5211.

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HELP WANTED SafeHaven Site Assistant Greenville Site Seeking motivated part-time staff to facilitate daily classes and activities and oversee daily functions at SafeHaven in Greenville. Must be caring, skilled in teaching groups, leading mental health consumers, patient, and supportive. Also seeking part-time housekeeping staff and van driver. Mental Health consumers encouraged to apply. Please send resume and cover letter to: SafeHaven Inc. Attn: Executive Director 633 N Wayne Street Piqua, OH 45356 by Friday August 24th


Meyer Electric is now accepting applications

Send resumes to: P.O. Box 521, Sidney,OH 45365

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Human Resource Director The Council on Rural Services, a non-profit organization, serving 9 counties in Ohio is seeking a highly-skilled and experienced Human Resource Director to join our leadership team in Piqua, Ohio. The ideal candidate must be energetic, hardworking, motivated, and reflect the leadership traits that support excellence throughout the agency. Ideal candidates will have a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management or related field and 4 or more years of related experience (PHR/SPHR certification is a plus). Skills must include ability to implement strategic plans that ensure compliance with state, federal and other regulatory requirements and provide operational oversight of the HR Department, hiring practices, benefit programs, professional development, and ability to create, understand and interpret all organizational policies and procedures. We offer a comprehensive benefit package and a minimum starting salary of $68,778.

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Now Hiring FT-PT Delivery Drivers. Applicants must have valid Ohio DL & safe working vehicle. Minimum Wage + Tips. Serious applicants will be considered. Apply in person at 414 W. Water St. Piqua

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Resumes to: Hospice of Miami County Attn: HR PO Box 502 Troy , Ohio 45373 EOE


at Hampton Inn Troy Competitive Wage Please apply in person Hours: 8am-1pm Days: M-F

NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info: (985)646-1700 Dept. OH-6011.

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***************************** Positions available for Manufacturing Plant in Anna, OH Full-time, Pay starting at $11.45/$12.35 with raises, Attendance bonus

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The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Troy is looking for volunteers to sort and fold clothes. If you are interested contact Ruth: 707 Crawford St. Troy, Ohio 45373 (937)339-4810

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Benefits include Health, Dental, & Life Insurance, with Roth IRA package. We offer Holiday, Vacation, and Attendance bonus to those who qualify. Advances based on performance and attendance. Be prepared to take a weld test. Certifications not a requirement. Drug free workplace. Elite Enclosure Co. 2349 Industrial Dr. Sidney, OH (937)492-3548 Ask for Doug EOE

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245 Manufacturing/Trade


Inside Classified Sales Specialist TOOL & DIE MAKER

We are seeking motivated individuals who will be able to provide exceptional customer service to our customers in a variety of marketable areas including the manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, educational and employment staffing industries. The ideal candidate will manage inbound and outbound classified advertising calls by demonstrating expert product knowledge and developing and maintaining relationships with existing clients as well as cultivating new.

Sidney 1st Shift

Minimum 2 yearʼs experience. Benefits after 90 Days.

As an Inside Classified Sales Specialist, you will sell a variety of classified advertising packages including employment, promotions and private party advertising. An established account base is provided and will be expected to be maximized to full potential.

Submit resume to: AMS 330 Canal Street Sidney, Ohio 45365


The successful candidate should have familiarity of order entry software. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task are also required. Inside advertising sales or telemarketing experience is preferred.

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If you are looking to experience growth with a local, reputable organization, please send a cover letter, resume and references to: 2306981


Early afternoon start time dedicated route out of Troy, Ohio. Assigned equipment Benefits after 90 days are health insurance paid holidays and after one year paid vacations and 401k. Drivers need to have fairly clean MVR and at less two years recent driving experience in a Class 8 tractor trailer Combination. Call Chad Roth at Stinger logistics: 419-453-3774

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TROY, PIQUA, Clean quiet safe, 1 bedroom, $459 includes water No pets! (937)778-0524 WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $475 monthly, (937)216-4233

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TROY, 2 bedroom townhouse, $540. 1.5 bath, stove, refrigerator, garbage disposal, dishwasher, W/D, A/C, no dogs, near I-75. (937)335-1825.

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TROY, nice home on Forrest Lane, priced for quick sale (937)552-9351

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1998 CHEVY Malibu, dark green, 179,500 miles. Runs good. (937)418-9274

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2012 Miami County


At the Fair


Today - August 16 9:a.m. Market Barrow Sale 9:30 a.m. Miami County Horse Fun Day — Horse Arena, ending at 6 p.m. 10 a.m. Duke Lundgard Bldg. opens FFA Shop/Crop opens Art Hall opens Horticulture Hall opens Merchants Bldg. opens Vendor Displays opens 1 p.m. Single Market Rabbit Sale — Immediately followed by Pen of Market Rabbits Sale — Immediately followed by Pen of Market Chickens Sale — Immediately followed by Single Market Tom Turkey Sale — Immediately followed by Single Market Lamb Sale — Immediately followed by Market Goat Sale — Immediately followed by Dairy Steer Sale — Immediately followed by Market Steer/Market Heifer Sale 3 p.m. Rides/Games Open — $15 bracelets good all day and night 6 p.m. Duke Lundgard Bldg. dismissed FFA Shop/Crop Bldg. dismissed Art Hall dismissed Horticulture Hall dismissed Merchant Bldg. closes Vendor Displays closes 7 p.m. Higgins Madewell — Entertainment Tent 7:30 p.m. Demolition Derby — Grandstand (Grandstand $5, Pit Pass $15) Concessions — North, East of Goat Barn and North of Sheep Barn closes (Concession Chairman will release you) 8:30 p.m. Concessions — West of Goat Barn and North of Sheep Barn closes (Concession Chairman will release you) 10:30 p.m. Concessions — All other on Main Drive and Grandstand Drive closes (Concession Chairman will release you) 11 p.m. Rides and Games close


Colin Gump, Carly Gump and Emily Johnson stand with their ewes Tuesday following a show at the Miami County Fairgrounds.

East teens sweep sheep Casstown teen Emily Johnson, 17, also had one of the best of the best at this year’s Ohio State Fair, with the Grand Champion Dorset lamb. A trio of Miami East teens “This year it was really spemade a clean “sheep” sweep of cial,” Johnson said. “It was cool many of the market lamb to have a champion and a events during the Miami chance at the final drive.” County Fair this week. Johnson said she enjoyed the Colin Gump, 16, of Fletcher Ohio State Fair experience, but and his sister Carly, 13, were still had a lot of fun taking winners of the junior market Reserve Grand Champion lamb show with Carly grabbing Market Lamb behind Colin’s grand champion pen of two project at this year’s county lambs and Colin securing grand fair. Johnson also grabbed the champion market lamb earlier enjoys showing market lambs at the higher competition levels Reserve Grand Champion Born this week. where his hard work has been and Raised Market Lamb, “When I get in the show recognized. Colin exhibited the behind Colin’s Grand ring, I’m in my own little world,” Colin said. The 16-year- Grand Champion Suffolk lamb Champion Born and Raised at this year’s Ohio State Fair. market lamb and was second to old also was named Showman “It’s just more competition,” Colin’s Showmanship skills. of Showmen during the fair’s he said of being part of final “Colin beats me,” Johnson showmanship competition. Colin said showing lambs is selection of the best of the best said with a laugh, noting that it’s always a friendly, fun and “more like a hobby” and he also in the state. BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer

2012 Miami County Fair

A golden day at the fair

Fairly surprised Helman, 12, wins top prize in first year showing rabbits

BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff Writer There were familiar faces and a lot of newcomers partaking in the annual Golden Anniversary photo and luncheon at the Miami County Fair Wednesday. With the sun moving high into the sky, couples who have been married 50 years or more congregated on the west side of the Horticulture Hall. Some sat in the bleachers prepared for them, others stood or came in wheelchairs and carts with their spouses to take part in what has become a long and popular tradition at the fair. Two of those many newcomer couples standing in the crowd included Al and Sue Twehues, of Tipp City, who have been married 58 years, with Jim and Wanda Mason standing close by. The latter have been married 53 years and hail from Bethel Township. The two couples had been neighbors for 26 years in Bethel Township before the Twehues moved to Tipp City after retirement. They also had gone to the same church, and both were taking advantage of the free admission, photo and luncheon offered to golden couples after reading about it in the

fierce competition between the two families. Carly said she enjoyed exhibiting her grand champion pen of two lambs. The pen of two competition exhibits two animals that must exhibit similar shape, size and muscle tone. “It’s different because you are showing two right beside each other,” she said. Carly said she likes showing pen of two lambs because of the team effort. “It’s not just you out there on your own.” Carly said she enjoys showing at the county fair and the chance to visit with family and friends. “It’s fun to see your hard work pay off,” she said. All three teens were part of Wednesday’s Sale of Champions.



Glenn and Carol Devers of Piqua were joined by Rosalie and Ron Young, also of Piqua, Wednesday at the Miami County Fairgrounds. newspaper. When asked about the secret behind a successfully long marriage, Sue Twehues responded, “Being friends, I think, for us it was always friends.” “You just have to get along,” said Wanda Mason of making it work, while explaining she had met her husband through a friend. Miriam and Robert Davis of Piqua also were in the crowd, having taken part in the tradition only recently as they’ve been married 57 years. The two met while bailing hay. Glenn and Carol Devers, also of Piqua, seated nearby, were newcomers with 52 years of marriage this coming November. “I don’t know why we didn’t do it last year, too busy I guess,” said Glenn Devers with a smile about not having attended the Golden Anniversary photo session in 2011. “We didn’t want to admit we were old,” said

Carol Devers, who shared that she had retired from the Sidney, Troy and Piqua newspaper in 1977, having started in the business as a teenager. “I loved my job, but it was time to leave.” When asked if they’d be back next year, Glenn Devers good-naturedly replied, “Lord willing and if the creek doesn’t rise.” Another couple in the mix with a long history of participating in the Golden Anniversary, the Miami County Fair and many other county-wide endeavors, were Marion and Fern Adams of Newton Township. Married 65 years, with six children, the couple wore matching red, white and blue patriotic shirts for the day’s event as Marion is a Navy World War II vet, having seen combat at Normandy (DDay) and four beaches. “Say yes to everything and never reject them,” said Adams of a successful marriage. “And eat what they put in front of you.”

In his first show, Brice Helman, 12, expected his camouflage-colored rabbit named Reese wouldn’t fare well among the competition — all white bunnies, for the most part. But instead, the spotted rabbit — a part of the Broken color classification — won the top prize in the Mini Rex category, comprised of small, soft, breeding rabbits. “I was overwhelmed. Being the first time showing, I was blown away,” said Helman Monday afternoon, a couple hours after being announced the winner. “I wasn’t sure if we’d do well because of his coloration, but I noticed the white ones weren’t during as well.” A few hours after garnering the top award, Helman said he had received many compliments about the rabbit’s white fur mixed with brown spots, which he dubbed a camouflage color. “He was more unusual than the other ones. He’s very nice,” Helman remarked while holding his six-month-old doe. The Morton Middle School student keeps the male rab-


Brice Helman, 12, holds his Mini Rex rabbit in front of the Rabbit/Poultry Barn Tuesday during the 2012 Miami County Fair. Helman is a part of the Ewes Hares and Creations 4-H Club. bit in a large cage at home. His mom, Amber Weldy, 38, could not have been more proud of her son. “I screamed,” Weldy said, beaming. “We were real excited. It was a thrilling day.” Helman’s cousin, Colten Weldy, 12, of Troy was another favorite for his rabbits. He too won grand champion, in not one but two competitions:

satin buck and satin doe. But the two cousins weren’t the only Miami County Fair winners in the family. Another cousin, Kendall Fritz of Pleasant Hill, won best of show in pies, and Weldy herself earned best of show for chocolate-covered toffee. “We had a whole family thing,” said Weldy, a 4-H adviser. “We’re making our rounds at the fair. It’s been an exciting last few days.”



Thursday, August 16, 2012



Blyth Palsgrove, 17, of Piqua, won Champion Graduate Open B at the Miami County Dog Royalty Competition. She is a member of the A Bunch of Hair 4-H Club and is the daughter of Nikki and Steve Palsgrove.

Jamie Hawkins, 14, of Fletcher, was named Miami County Dog Princess Saturday at the Miami County Dog Royalty Competition. She is a member of the Pampered STAFF PHOTO/LINDSAY NOCE STAFF PHOTO/LINDSAY NOCE Paws 4-H Club and is the Courtney Mulford, 14, of Mane Express 4-H Club in daughter of Mark and Gina Casstown, won Grand Champion in both Barrel Racer Olivia Norris, 13 of Ride On 4-H Club in Tipp City, won Reserve Champion for Showmanship. Hawkins. and Pole Bender competitions.

2012 MIAMI COUNTY FAIR RESULTS 5 Lauren Wright 6 Travis Sloan Class 2 1 Colin Gump 1st, Carol Battson and Denise 2 Paige Pence Burkett; 2nd, Marcia Shuman and 3 Cadence Gross Annette Mote; 3rd, Brenda 4 Mara Fine Eshelman and Logan Eshelman; 5 Olivia Westfall 4th, Dena Schneider and Sarah 6 Lindsay Brookhart Schneider; 5th, Tammy Niesley 7 Rebekah Eidemiller and Carol Bordelon; 6th, Amanda Class 3 Yingst and Kayla Ward; and 7th, 1 Emily Johnson Piqua Manor. 2 Andrew Dilts 3 Paige Pence Junior Fair Dog Show 4 Olivia Westfall 5 Lindsay Brookhart Dog - Obedience 6 Jakob Brunke Beginner Novice A Class 4 1 Emily Oldham Troy 1 Olivia McDade 2 Kelci Cooper Piqua 2 Colin Gump 3 Elsa Neidlinger Troy 3 Meagan McKinney 4 Nicki Zeitz Covington 4 Christine Moser 5 LeeAnn Cook Conover 5 Olivia Westfall 6 Anastasia (Ana) Minnich 6 Lindsay Brookhart Troy Class 5 7 Sierra Persinger West Milton 1 Olivia McDade 8 Natalie Zeitz Covington 2 Colin Gump 9 Miranda Miller Tipp City 3 Christine Moser 10 Megan Dailey Tipp City 4 Cadence Gross Beginner Novice B 5 Paige Pence 1 Megan Etherington Piqua 6 Lauren Wright 2 Allana Baumann Piqua Grand Champion — Olivia 3 Victoria Henderson Piqua 4 Christine Marlow Casstown McDade Reserve Champion — Colin 5 Monica Culver West Milton Gump 6 Rachael Hodge Tipp City 7 Hailey McPherson Piqua Market Steer/Heifer 8 Jillian Culver West Milton 9 Victoria McBride Piqua Born and Raised Show 10 Lucy Reed Troy 1 Dakota Albaugh, West 11 Sam Reed Troy Milton 12 Christin Libbee Piqua 2 Melissa Wilmoth, New Pre-Novice Carlisle 1 Kandace Sheafer Troy 3 Lane Davis, Fletcher 2 Alexis Cook Tipp City 4 Jacob Rife, Troy 3 Eryn Oldham Troy 5 Carson Hoke, Vandalia 4 Maya Vulcan Piqua 6 Devin Karnehm, Fletcher 5 Jamie Hawkins Fletcher 7 Shelby Roach, Casstown 6 Michelle Welch Tipp City 7 Maeve Vulcan Piqua 8 Aryana Wilson Tipp City Jr. Fair Crossbred 9 Brooke Klopfenstein Troy Does Class 10 Victoria Henderson Piqua 1 Crossbred doe, 0-4 months 11 Tristan Persinger West 1 Garrett Supinger Laura Milton 2 Alyssa Bennett West Milton Novice A 3 Zachary Kronenberger 1 Jon Irvin Piqua Fletcher 2 Amy Everett Fletcher Class 2 Crossbred doe, 4-8 Novice B months 1 Maya Vulcan Piqua 1 Eliza Hershberger New 2 Blythe Palsgrove Piqua Carlisle 3 Kate Bowser Tipp City 2 Hunter Clark Covington Open A 1 Kaylynn Young West 3 Amanda Black West Milton Milton 4 Robert Bim-Merle Piqua Grad Open B 5 Nicole Ressler Laura 1 Blythe Palsgrove Piqua 6 Libby Everett Fletcher Dog - Grooming/Showmanship 7 Jessica Erwin Laura Junior Division A, 9-11 years 8 Alayna Bennett West Milton 1 Christine Marlow Casstown 9 Eryn Oldham Troy 2 Rebecca Rosier Piqua Class 3 Crossbred doe, 8-12 3 Elsa Neidlinger Troy months 4 Natalie Zeitz Covington 1 Eliza Hershberger New 5 Lucy Reed Troy Carlisle 6 Kelci Cooper Piqua 2 Hannah Deane Ludlow Falls Intermediate A, 12-14 years Junior Champion Eliza 1 LeeAnn Cook Conover Hershberger New Carlisle 2 Anastasia (Ana) Minnich Reserve Junior Champion Troy 3 Sierra Persinger West Milton Hunter Clark Covington Class 4 Crossbred doe, 12-16 4 Nicki Zeitz Covington months Junior Division B, 9-11 years 1 Katrina Bendickson Troy 1 Alexis Cook Tipp City Class 5 Crossbred doe, 16-20 2 Kate Bowser Tipp City months 3 Hailey McPherson Piqua 1 Mitchell Bim-Merle Piqua 4 Victoria McBride Piqua 2 Cody Reid Fletcher 5 Jillian Culver West Milton 3 Kearsten Kirby Piqua 6 Maeve Vulcan Piqua 4 Alyssa Bennett West Milton 7 Aryana Wilson Tipp City 5 Levi Reid Fletcher 8 Sam Reed Troy 6 Brooke North Fletcher 9 Brooke Klopfenstein Troy 7 Emily Swindell Piqua 10 Tristan Persinger West Senior Champion Mitchel BimMilton Merle Piqua Intermediate B, 12-14 years Reserve Senior Champion 1 Megan Etherington Piqua Cody Reid Fletcher 2 Maya Vulcan Piqua Grand Champion Crossbred 3 Allana Baumann Piqua Doe — Eliza Hershberger New 4 Monica Culver West Milton Carlisle 5 Jon Irvin Piqua Reserve Grand Champion 6 Jamie Hawkins Fletcher Crossbred Doe — Mitchell BimSr Division B, 15 & over Merle Piqua 1 Blythe Palsgrove Piqua 2 Kaylynn Young West Milton Goat Showmanship 3 Eric Hyer Troy 4 Kandace Sheafer Troy Goat Showman of Showmen: 5 Christin Libbee Piqua 1st Place, Brodi Voight, Tipp City 6 Michelle Welch Tipp City Junior Division: 1st Place, 7 Amy Everett Fletcher Brodi Voight, Tipp City

Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Open sheep jackpot show Class 1 1 Ella Fine 2 Chloe Gump 3 Audrey Trick 4 Lindsay Brookhart

Intermediate Division: 1st Place, Eliza Hershberger, New Carlisle Senior Division: 1st Place, Amanda Black, West Milton Pee Wee Division: Carrick Kuta, age 5; Kaden Kuta, age 3; Dottie Everett, age 7; Isaac Bed, age 7; Keira Kirby, age 7; Jacob

Pies 01 - Pumpkin 1 Payne, Lelah Refrigerated Pies 01 - Pumpkin 2 Rapp, Bonnie Refrigerated Pies 01 - Pumpkin 3 Delcamp, Charlotte Refrigerated Pies 03 - Lemon Meringue 1 Tablescaping Shuman, Marcia Refrigerated 1st, Dena Schneider and Pies 03 - Lemon Meringue 2 Sarah Schneider; 2nd ,Jennifer Ferryman, Monica Dickensheets; 3rd, Amanda Refrigerated Pies 04 - Chocolate Yingst and Kayla Ward; 4th, 1 Logan Eshelman and Brenda Delcamp, Charlotte Eshelman; 5th, Kendra Beal and Refrigerated Pies 08 - Sugar Simon Parke; 6th, Shon Parke Cream or Old Fashioned Cream and Pami Parke; 7th, Deb 2 Ruemmele and Stacy Stang; and Kunkleman, Jeff Refrigerated 8th, Lindsey Yingst and Emily Pies 08 - Sugar Cream or Old Thimmes. Fashioned Cream 3 Zwiebel, Heidi Refrigerated Pen of Two Sheep Pies 08 - Sugar Cream or Old Fashioned Cream 1 Class 1 Delcamp, Charlotte Place, ID number, weight, Refrigerated Pies 09 - Peanut name and city Butter Cream 1 5th 257 105 Gavin Alexander Neves, Viola Refrigerated Pies Pleasant Hill, 238 103 Gavin 09 - Peanut Butter Cream 3 Alexander Pleasant Hill Quinter, Andrea Refrigerated 6th 216 119 Kaitlyn Hawes Pies 09 - Peanut Butter Cream 2 Piqua, 221 111 Kaitlyn Hawes Deeter, Stephany Refrigerated Piqua Pies 10 - Other 3 7th 273 133 Jake Mingus Tipp Fritz, Kendal Refrigerated Pies City, 276 115 Jake Mingus Tipp 10 - Other 1 Sunday - Best of City 1st 282 130 Kaitlyn Thompson Show Fritz, Kendal Cheese Cakes Troy, 226 121 Kaitlyn Thompson 01 - Baked 1 Sunday - Best of Troy Show 2nd 279 124 Olivia Westfall Quinter, Andrea Cheese Troy, 263 131 Olivia Westfall Troy Cakes 01 - Baked 3 4th 286 124 Rebekah Williams, Cindy Cheese Eidemiller Fletcher, 269 132 Cakes 01 - Baked 2 Rebekah Eidemiller Fletcher Cost, Lori Cheese Cakes 02 3rd 248 121 Lauren Wright Non-Baked 2 Fletcher, 290 138 Lauren Wright Hampton, Brianna Cheese Fletcher Cakes 02 - Non-Baked 3 Class 2 Rapp, Bonnie Cheese Cakes 4th 278 130 Lindsay Brookhart 02 - Non-Baked 1 Tipp City, 202 133 Lindsay Cheesecake Plaque sponBrookhart Tipp City sored by Kay’s was awarded to 6th 254 129 Colin Hawes Kendel Fritz. Piqua, 242 138 Colin Hawes Refrigerated Pies Plaque Piqua sponsored by Wertz Hardware 1st 255 140 Carly Gump was awarded to Kendel Fritz. Fletcher, 241 130 Carly Gump Strawberry Day Plaque sponFletcher sored by Fulton Farms was 5th 228 148 Cadence Gross awarded to Alison Cress. Casstown, 217 125 Cadence Gross Casstown 3rd 208 134 Courtney Magoto Dairy Goat Show Piqua, 261 140 Courtney Magoto 04 - Doe 4 years and over Piqua 1 Haily Bohse, West Milton 2nd 211 134 Christine Moser 2 Allie Bohse, West Milton Troy, 220 140 Christine Moser 06 - Doe dry yearling 1 year Troy and under 2 Grand Champion — Carly 1 Keagan Carsey, Troy Gump Champion Dairy Doe — Haily Reserve Champion — Kaitlyn Bohse, West Milton Thompson Reserve Champion Dairy Doe — Keagan Carsey, Troy Roeth, sge 7; Sunee Hazel, age 8; Ryan Lohnes, age 4; Marisa Savini, age 8; Luke Fulton; age 4; Arianna Vannus, age 7; Brock Ritchea, age 7; and Emmie Bohse, age 8.

Poultry Showmanship

Poultry Showman of Dairy Beef Showmen: 1st, Emma Showmanship Eichenauer, Vandalia Showman of Showmen — Senior Division, 15 and older: 1st, Kara Wise Pleasant Hill; 2nd, Lindsey Roeth Junior Division — Wyatt Haley Adams, Pleasant Hill: 3rd, Jones Troy Fox, Vandalia; and 4th, Intermediate Division Allyson Supinger, Fletcher 1 Brenna Newton Intermediate Division 12 to 14 2 Hunter Sharp years old: 1st, Emma Eichenauer, 3 Brianna Ellish Vandalia; 2nd, Kameron Paulus, Senior Division West Milton; 3rd, Emaleigh Bush, 1 Lindsey Roeth Tipp City; 4th, Madison Potts, 2 Whitney Lang Troy; 5th, Weston Hodge, Tipp 3 Charlie Waught City; 6th, Jeffery Strawser, West 4 Dusty Elsass Milton; 7th, Ethan Neth, Troy; and 5 Kolin Bendickson 8th, Lorenza Savini, Troy; 6 Sara Dungan Junior Division 9 to 11 years 7 Kendra Beckman old: 1st, Kaitlyn Hawes, Piqua; 8 Abby Everett 2nd, Bethany Weldy, Covington; 9 Justin Millhouse 3rd ,Lydia Thumser, Tipp City; 4th, Mallory Bush, Tipp City; 5th, Hanna Copley, Tipp City; 6th, Sheep Wyatt Neth, Troy; and 7th, Showmanship Samuel Chappie, Troy. Senior Division 1 Colin Gump Fletcher Speciality Desserts 2 Kaitlyn Thompson Troy — Classes 190-192 3 Meagan McKinney Troy 4 Lindsay Brookhart Tipp City Payne, Lelah Strawberry Day 5 Bekah Eidemiller Fletcher 01 - Iced Cake 1 6 Olivia Edgell Fletcher Shuman, Marcia Strawberry 7 Colin Hawes Piqua Day 01 - Iced Cake 2 8 Travis Sloan West Milton Mitchem, James Strawberry 9 Stephanie Fetters Laura Day 02 - Cookies 1 10 Courtney Magato Piqua Neves, Viola Strawberry Day Intermediate Division 03 - Quick Breads 1 1 Carly Gump Fletcher Rapp, Bonnie Strawberry Day 2 Kamron Paulus West Milton 03 - Quick Breads 2 3 Kassidy Thompson Troy Cost, Scott Strawberry Day 04 4 Christine Moser Troy - Pie 1 5 Maddy Taylor Troy Cress, Alison Strawberry Day 6 Jake Mingus Tipp City 06 - Other 1 Sunday - Best of Junior Division Show 1 Olivia Westfall Troy Mote, Annette Refrigerated

2 Lauren Wright Fletcher 3 Kaitlyn Hawes Piqua 4 Jakob Brunke Casstown 5 Audrey Trick Tipp City 6 Cadence Gross Casstown 7 Katelynn Wallace Casstown Showman of Showmen — Colin Gump Fletcher Kiddie Division 1 Kyle Wright Fletcher 1 Tommy Wallace Casstown 1 Chloe Gump Fletcher 1 Caley McCarroll West Milton 1 Luke Brunke Casstown 1 Ethan Fine Troy 1 McKenzie Noble Conover Adult Division Eric Wright Fletcher Adult Fun Division (Teams) 1 Scott Paulus West Milton 1 Kodi Paulus West Milton 2 Deb Bell Casstown 2 Dewayne Woodward Fletcher 3 Larry Hawes Piqua 3 Justin Furrow Casstown

Jr. Fair Market Goat Class 1 - Lightweights 1 Amy Hahn Troy 2 Jacob Albright Covington 3 Zachary Kronenberger Fletcher 4 Katelynn Pence Piqua 5 Kimberly Laughman Pleasant Hill 6 Libby Carpenter Piqua 7 Ethan Swindell Piqua 8 Emily Swindell Piqua 9 John Laughman Pleasant Hill 10 Hannah Deane Ludlow Falls Class 2 - Division I 1 Emily Beal Conover 2 Ashley Albright Covington 3 Erica Ritchea Troy 4 Alyssa Bennett West Milton 5 Brandon Stewart Arcanum 6 Kira Rohr Troy 7 Cameron DeWeese Piqua 8 Trevor Miller Covington 9 Tanner Church Troy 10 Abby Hissong Troy Class 3 - Division I 1 Brodi Voight Tipp City 2 Kayla Cassel Piqua 3 Grant Hodge Tipp City 4 Hailey Baker Troy 5 Claire Bim-Merle Piqua 6 Hunter Clark Covington 7 Simon Parke Bradford 8 Justin DeWeese Piqua 9 Robert Bim-Merle Piqua 10 Zachary Kronenberger Fletcher Class 4 - Division I 1 Brodi Voight Tipp City 2 Abby Everett Fletcher 3 Eric Swartz Ludlow Falls 4 Hunter Clark Covington 5 Erica Ritchea Troy 6 Abby Hissong Troy 7 Kati Runner Troy 8 John Savini Troy 9 Emily Beal Conover 10 Aizlyn Swartz Covington Division I Champion — Brodi Voight Tipp City Division I Reserve Champion — Brodi Voight Tipp City Class 5 - Division II 1 Audrey Trick Tipp City 2 Tabitha Snider Covington 3 Cole Taylor New Carlisle 4 Branden Robinson Covington 5 Zach Hitchcock Covington 6 Justin DeWeese Piqua 7 Tanner Church Troy 8 Autumn Taylor New Carlisle 9 John Laughman Pleasant Hill 10 Nick Hissong Troy 11 Katrina Bendickson Troy Class 6 - Division II 1 Amy Hahn Troy 2 Alayna Bennett West Milton 3 Savannah Holzen Troy 4 Katie Sherman Piqua 5 Audrey Trick Tipp City 6 Courtney Magoto Piqua 7 Mitchell Bim-Merle Piqua 8 Eryn Oldham Troy 9 Jack Runner Troy 10 Bryan Pence Piqua 11 Taylor James Piqua Class 7 - Division II 1 Colin Gump Fletcher 2 Kenton Dickison Pleasant Hill 3 Alaina Hawthorn Tipp City 4 Terra Vanover Piqua 5 Tabitha Snider Covington 6 Taylor James Piqua 7 Zechariah VanBuren Troy 8 Terra Vanover Piqua

9 Mitchell Seman Piqua 10 Brandon Stewart Arcanum 11 Amanda Black West Milton 12 Matthew Moore Fletcher Division II Champion — Colin Gump Fletcher Division II Reserve Champion — Amy Hahn Troy Class 8 - Division III 1 Lauren Seman Piqua 2 Adam Bensman Troy 3 Chelsea Sherman Piqua 4 Ariel Robinson Covington 5 Jese Shell Covington 6 Annie Bennett West Milton 7 John Savini Troy 8 David Robinson Covington 9 Kayla Cassel Piqua 10 Garrett Supinger Laura 11 Ethin Bendickson Troy 12 Trevor Miller Covington 13 Kimberly Laughman Pleasant Hill 14 Madeline Brown West Milton Class 9 - Division III 1 Blake Magoto Piqua 2 Eliza Hershberger New Carlisle 3 Jarrett Winner Piqua 4 Stevee Hazel Fletcher 5 Logan Dickison Pleasant Hill 6 Rachael Hodge Tipp City 7 Hailey Baker Troy 8 Kearsten Kirby Piqua 9 Christian DeWeese Piqua 10 Heather Ressler Laura 11 Holly Green Troy Class 10 - Division III 1 Jarrett Winner Piqua 2 Samantha Snider Covington 3 Blake Magoto Piqua 4 Courtney Magoto Piqua 5 Austin Brown Troy 6 Mitchell Seman Piqua 7 Lauren Seman Piqua 8 Stella Hazel Fletcher 9 Dylan Hahn Troy 10 Carly Shell Covington 11 Kearsten Kirby Piqua 12 Olivia Brown West Milton 13 Trent Brown Tipp City 14 Kristen Dickison Pleasant Hill Division III Champion — Blake Magoto Piqua Division III Reserve Champion — Jarrett Winner Piqua Class 11 - Division IV 1 Savannah Holzen Troy 2 Emily Hornberger Troy 3 Emily Hornberger Troy 4 Nicole Ressler Laura 5 Jessica Erwin Laura 6 Nick Hissong Troy 7 Adam Bensman Troy 8 Ashley Hahn Troy 9 Casey Wagg Covington 10 Jack Shell Covington Class 12 - Division IV 1 Samantha Snider Covington 2 Eliza Hershberger New Carlisle 3 Eryn Oldham Troy 4 Jacob Hornberger Troy 5 John Green Troy 6 Jacob Hornberger Troy 7 Cheyenne Parke Bradford Division IV Champion Savannah Holzen Troy Division IV Reserve Champion — Samantha Snider Covington Grand Champion Market Goat — Blake Magoto Piqua Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat — Savannah Holzen Troy

Crossbred Ewe Lambs 1 Cadence Gross: 2 Garrett Shafer; 3 Travis Sloan; 4 Colin Hawes; 5 Kaitlyn Hawes; 6 Travis Sloan; 7 Jake Mingus; and 8 Jake Mingus.

Market Steer Showmanship Showman of Showmen — Kaitlyn Thompson Junior Division 1 Katelynn Wallace 2 Lane Davis 3 Vanessa Ford-Wirrig Intermediate Division 1 Sierra Gostomsky 2 Kassidy Thompson 3 Jese Shell 4 Hannah Davis Senior Division 1 Brandon Newton 2 Shelby Roach 3 Melissa Wilmoth 4 Alexandria Ford-Wirrig 5 Trenton Tigner



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• SOCCER: The Troy boys soccer team will host an alumni soccer match at 6 p.m. tonight at Troy Memorial Stadium. All alumni that have played for Troy High School in the past are invited to participate. • FUNDRAISING: Troy High School will be holding the Drive 4 Troy Athletics Dept. Fundraiser from 3-9 p.m. Friday at Troy Memorial Stadium. For every new Ford product driven, the Troy Athletics Dept. will receive $20. Drivers must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license, and only one person per household will receive credit for driving. The Troy High School football team will also scrimmage Dunbar at 7 p.m. • BASEBALL: Tryouts for the 2013 Troy Post 43 legion baseball and Troy Bombers teams will be held at noon Aug. 18-19 at Legion Field at Duke Park in Troy. For more information, contact coach Frosty Brown by e-mail at • HOCKEY: Registrations are now being accepted for the Troy Recreation Department Youth Hockey Initiation Program held at Hobart Arena. The program is for youth ages 5–10 and begins in mid-September and runs through mid-March. The program includes approximately one practice each week for 50 minutes. An equipment rental program is available. For more information and to register online, visit on the “Registrations” page or contact the Recreation Department at 339-5145. • BOWLING: Ladies are needed to bowl in a fun ladies trio league at 1 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons at Troy Bowl. Please call secretary Helen Smith at (937) 347-7277 for more information. • SOCCER: The Troy High School boys and girls soccer teams are planning their Second Annual Krispy Kreme Doughnuts fundraiser event at the Troy-Chaminade Julienne football home opener on Aug. 24. The soccer players will be helping to sell about 500 dozen freshly-baked glazed doughnuts for $5 per box at exit stations around Troy Memorial Stadium.

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SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY Boys Golf Wayne at Troy (10 a.m.) Milton-Union at Brookville Invite (8 a.m.) Miami Eats at Fairlawn (10 a.m.) Yellow Springs at Bethel (3 p.m.) Lehman at Houston (7:30 a.m.) Girls Golf Troy, Tippecanoe, Covington at Versailles Invite (8:30 a.m.) Tennis Troy at Springfield (4:30 p.m.) Milton-Union at Oakwood (11 a.m.)

Seattle’s Hernandez throws perfect game His arms outstretched to the sky, about to be swallowed by anxious teammates that ignored him for most of nine innings, Felix Hernandez finally conquered the pursuit of perfection he’s chased since his debut as a baby-faced 19-year-old with uncontrollable curly hair and a hat that never sat straight. No more nights of wondering whether this would be the moment Hernandez twirled a historic gem. See Page B5.

Dragons Lair DAYTON — Three Lake County pitchers combined to scatter five Dayton hits and shut out the Dragons Wednesday night, opening up a threegame series with a 7-0 victory at Fifth Third Field. Dayton starter Jacob Johnson, on the other hand, gave up seven hits and six runs in four innings of work.

August 16, 2012

■ Girls Golf

Winning streak Tipp’s Murray wins again Staff Reports MIDDLETOWN — Three days into the new season and Tippecanoe’s Lindsey Murray already has a winning streak.



Newton’s Bobby Gerodimos plays an approach shot Wednesday at Echo Hills during the Kendig Memorial Tourament.

Early improvement Area teams trim scores at Kendig Memorial

The Red Devil junior — and twotime state qualifier — was the individual medalist at the Middletown Invitational Wednesday at MURRAY Weatherwax, shooting an even-par 72 to lead Tippecanoe to a fifth-place team finish. Murray also was medalist at the Sycamore Invitational on Tuesday, giving her two straight tournament victories. She was second on Monday at the Covington Invitational. Kristy Kagy followed up Murray’s round with an 83, Kayla Vath shot a 92 and Erika Brownlee shot a 99 to round out the scoring at a 346 team total.

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Staff Reports Improvement was the name of the game Wednesday. And area teams are already showing that they’re capable of better. Covington, Milton-Union and Miami East all posted better 18hole scores than they did at Monday’s Homan Memorial Wednesday at the Kendig Memorial Tournament at Echo Hills, with all three hacking 15 or more strokes off of their team totals from one tournament to the next. The host Buccaneers trimmed 20 strokes off of their Homan score, finishing fifth with a 346.


Melky way? Giants’ Cabrera suspended for using PED SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Melky Cabrera’s MVP-like year is over — at least for the regular season. The San Francisco outfielder was suspended 50 games Wednesday following a positive test for testosterone, putting an abrupt end to what had been a remarkable regular season and throwing the Giants’ playoff hopes into CABRERA doubt. “Ultimately, it was just a bad decision,” catcher Buster Posey said. Cabrera leads the National League with 159 hits, and is second in batting average behind Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen. Cabrera’s penalty was the first for a high-profile player since last year’s NL MVP, Ryan Braun,

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Sam Slusher led the way with a 78, D.J. Seger fired an 86, Joe Slusher shot a 90, Ryan Craft shot a 92, Levi Winn added a 98 and Ben Sherman shot 112. Milton-Union improved on its first 18-hole outing by 16 shots, posting a 349 and finishing sixth. On Monday, MiltonUnion beat the Buccs by one stroke. Josh Martin paced the Bulldogs with an 80, Joey Smedley shot 85, Mitch Gooslin shot 89, Nick Simpson shot 95 and Sean Lorton and Zach Glodray each shot 98. Bethel finished with a 358, good for eighth place. Bethel was led by Michael Green with an 83, followed by Tyler Brookhart with a 89, Tyler Juday with 91, Jacob Pytel with 95, Brandon James with 106 and Thomas Stevens with 118. Covington’s Joe Slusher follows through on a shot Wednesday at

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Don’t believe the hype Leake, Reds steal Dickey’s spotlight CINCINNATI (AP) — R.A. Dickey had the pre-game hype. Scott Rolen and Todd Frazier helped Mike Leake steal the New York ace’s thunder. Rolen and Frazier hit back-toback home runs, and Leake pitched his second complete game of the season, helping the Cincinnati Reds extend their win streak to five with a 6-1 win over the Mets on Wednesday night. Leake (5-7) faced three batters over the minimum and added an RBI single. He allowed four hits, no walks and struck out four while besting the pitchAP PHOTO er who went into the game tied Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake throws against the for the major-league lead in wins and the National League lead in New York Mets in the first inning Wednesday in Cincinnati.

strikeouts. “I was just a little, old fourwinner,” Leake said with a slight smile about being overshadowed. “It was a good all-around game for us. You couldn’t ask for more.” The win was his first in four starts since July 24. “I’m just glad I’m talking to you guys,” he said. “It’s been a while.” Manager Dusty Baker was impressed with Leake’s efficiency. The right-hander finished with 111 pitches, 70 for strikes. “He had it going, big-time,” Baker said. “He didn’t have a lot of strikeouts. He used his

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■ National Football League

Johnson loses job, endorsements


Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson (85) kneels during warmups before the first half of a preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aug. 10 in Miami. The Dolphins terminated the six-time Pro Bowl receiver’s contract about 24 hours after he was arrested in a domestic battery case involving his wife.

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Chad Johnson briefly lobbied in vain to keep his job when he was cut by Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin. The six-time Pro Bowl receiver failed to make the case, and after bidding Philbin farewell with a handshake, he walked out of the Dolphins’ complex for good. The scene was captured on the latest episode of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” which is chronicling the Dolphins’ preseason. They terminated Johnson’s contract Sunday night, about 24 hours after he was arrested in a domestic battery case involving his wife,

Evelyn Lozada. She subsequently announced plans to file for divorce, ending their marriage after barely a month. Johnson then lost his endorsement deal with Zico Coconut Water on Wednesday. Johnson met with Philbin in the coach’s office, and their conversation was brief. Johnson noted that he had been scolded earlier by the coach for a profanitylaced session with reporters, and had not done an interview since. “Coach, I’ve never been in trouble before. Ever,” said Johnson, who signed with the Dolphins in June. “And I buy into your program, most defi-

nitely. Because after that talk we had, I was hushed from that point on. And I was going stay that way the entire year.” Regarding his arrest, Johnson said: “I let you down a little bit. A lot. I apologize for embarrassing you, and our organization, my teammates.” But Philbin’s mind was made up. “It’s not really just (Saturday) night,” he said. “It’s where we are as a program, and where you are, and where we’re headed. I just don’t see the mesh right now. … “I just think it’s best for both of us that we kind of part ways at this point in time. It’s not like I’m trying to flex my mus-

cle to say, ‘I’m the head coach, and let’s make an example of Chad Johnson.’ It has nothing to do with that. “It’s more about how you fit in, and how we fit in together, and where this thing is heading. I just don’t see it being where I thought it would be, or what I hoped it would be. I’m sure it’s not good news. It’s not good news for us either. But I’m certain you can overcome this thing.” On the endorsement front, Zico posted a statement on its Facebook page saying that “in light of recent events involving Mr. Johnson, we have terminated our relationship.”

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A preseason mismatch

’92 Dream Team vs. 2012 U.S. team?

Browns, Packers face off in tough exhibition matchup Video game could make By The Associated Press Even in the preseason, this one looks like a mismatch. The Packers, considered by many the most elite of teams heading toward the regular season, host the Browns on Thursday night. While Green Bay does have some defensive issues from last year to solve and is thin at running back right now, Cleveland is seeking answers everywhere. That search continues as the second week of the exhibition schedule kicks off at Lambeau Field and in Atlanta, where the Bengals visit the Falcons. The Browns (No. 30 in the AP Pro32) come off a 1917 win at Detroit in which first-round pick Brandon Weeden struggled. He fumbled, threw an interception and was 3 for 9 for 62 yards in his debut. But he says it didn’t affect his confidence. “The mistakes I made were so small that they’re easy fixes. I work on them every day after practice now,” Weeden said. Green Bay (No. 1), coming off a 15-1 season, addressed a perceived need this week by signing veteran running back Cedric Benson. The Packers, 21-13 losers to San Diego last weekend, already were without James Starks because of a turf toe injury, and second-year back Alex Green is returning from major knee injury. On Monday, they lost John Kuhn to an ankle sprain. Benson rushed for more than 1,000 yards in three of the last four seasons in Cincinnati, which did not resign him. “Year to year in this business, guys always have something to prove, you know?” Benson said. “There’s a tendency of, ‘What have you shown me lately? What have you done for me lately?’ You’re always out to leave your stamp on the game every season.” On Friday, it’s Oakland at Arizona, Jacksonville at New Orleans, Detroit at Baltimore, Miami at Carolina, Buffalo at Minnesota, and Tennessee at Tampa Bay. Saturday’s games feature

matchup a ‘reality’


Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley (98) and defensive end Willie Young (79) knock the ball loose from Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) during the first half of a preseason game in Detroit Friday. San Francisco at Houston, Dallas at San Diego, Kansas City at St. Louis, the New York Giants at the Jets, Seattle at Denver and Washington at Chicago. Indianapolis is at Pittsburgh on Sunday, followed by Philadelphia at New England on Monday night. Cincinnati (No. 14) at Atlanta (No. 13) Falcons QB Matt Ryan, who figures to play about a quarter, doesn’t see these exhibition games as a waste of time. “One thing I like about preseason games is it gives you an opportunity to see how things shake out, because you’re not really game-planning for somebody else,” Ryan said. “You’re kind of just adjusting to things on the fly. It’s a good indicator of what guys really know. It’s encouraging to see some of the positive things and some of the negative things.” One of the positives for the Bengals last week in a win over the Jets was their pass rush: five sacks. Oakland (No. 23 tie) at Arizona (No. 23 tie)

Even with mostly backups playing, the Raiders can’t like what they saw in being blanked by Dallas. Jacksonville (No. 31) at New Orleans (No. 9) After 7-6 loss to Patriots, Saints could get semi-serious for this one. Detroit (No. 11 tie) at Baltimore (No. 5) Two of league’s nastiest defenses on display — for at least 15 minutes. Miami (No. 27) at Carolina (No. 20) Dolphins impressed with their no-huddle offense last week. Buffalo (No. 19) at Minnesota (No. 29) Will somebody score more than six points? Bills lost 7-6 to Redskins, Vikings fell 17-6 to Niners. Tennessee (No. 21) at Tampa Bay (No. 26) Intriguing QB battle developing in Nashville between Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker. San Francisco (No. 4) at Houston (No. 6) Two teams with Super Bowl designs; too bad this game is in August. Dallas (No. 15) at San Diego (No. 16)

Cowboys finish off California sojourn hoping to find some offense. Kansas City (No. 18) at St. Louis (No. 28) For the Governor’s Cup if you care. N.Y. Giants (No. 3) at N.Y. Jets (No. 17) For the Tebow Trophy — just kidding. Seattle (No. 22) at Denver (No. 10) Peyton Manning should get more action than last week — and just as much attention — in his comeback. Washington (No. 25) at Chicago (No. 11 tie) Washington’s iffy O-line is banged up already, not good news for RG3. Indianapolis (No. 32) at Pittsburgh (No. 7) If Andrew Luck and Colts’ starters move through Steelers’ first-string defense the way they manhandled Rams … Philadelphia (No. 8) at New England (No. 2) Eagles got good news that starting cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha doesn’t have concussion. He will sit out with whiplash and cut lip.

CHICAGO (AP) — Michael and Magic versus Kobe and LeBron? Sounds like a dream matchup, and it could be coming to a video game console near you. With USA Basketball and 2K Sports forming a partnership, fans can see what happens when the amazing 1992 Dream Team goes up against this year’s Olympic gold medal winner once NBA 2K13 hits the shelves this fall. Never mind that it’s not quite the real thing, more fuel is about to be added to the debate. Not that there really is a debate in Michael Jordan’s mind. “We’ll never know, but let’s talk about it,” Jordan said on a conference call. “I know Kobe (Bryant) said some things early on and I responded to those. The ‘92 Dream Team, I felt, was a more well-rounded basketball team.” It’s hard to argue, considering the 1992 Dream Team had Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird leading a group that is widely considered the greatest collection

of talent ever assembled. That team included 11 future Hall of Famers, won its six Olympic games by an average of more than 43 points en route to the gold medal and never was challenged the way this year’s team was by Spain in the gold medal game, with the Americans squeezing out a 107-100 victory. Then again, that’s a testament to the global growth of the sport that the 1992 team spurred, leading to an influx of foreign talent in the NBA. The ‘92 team boasted arguably the greatest player of all time in Jordan and greatest point guard in Magic Johnson, not to mention Larry Bird and dominant centers in Patrick Ewing and David Robinson. If the most recent group had a weakness, it was in the middle, with Dwight Howard, Chris Bosh and Blake Griffin sitting out with injuries. Throw in the fact that Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose missed the games, too, and the Americans weren’t quite fully loaded.

■ Olympics

‘Missing’ athletes may be looking to start lives over LONDON (AP) — Thousands of Olympians have returned to their homelands with the end of the London Games — but more than a dozen African competitors have not. Even before the closing ceremony, some athletes from impoverished or conflict-ridden nations including Cameroon, Eritrea, Guinea and the Ivory Coast had disappeared from the athletes’ village, and their whereabouts remain a mystery. The London Games are not the first time such reports have surfaced: There is a well-established history, dating back to the Cold War, of sports-

men trying to use international competitions in foreign countries as springboards to a better life. Athletes attending the London Olympics have the legal right to stay in Britain until November under the terms of their visas, but one of them has already declared that he intends to seek political asylum in Britain. “I still very much love my country and it’s the harsh conditions and lack of basic human rights which has compelled me to seek asylum,” Eritrean steeplechase runner Weynay Ghebresilasie, 18, told The Guardian newspaper in an interview published Wednesday.

■ College Football

Book: Paterno distraught after PSU firing STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Joe Paterno sobbed while meeting with his coaches and a former player the day after he was fired from Penn State, according to an excerpt of an upcoming on Paterno to be published in GQ magazine. “My name,” the Hall of Fame coach was quoted in the excerpt as telling his son and quarterback coach, Jay. “I have spent my whole life trying to make that name mean something. And now it’s gone.” Paterno was fired by

school trustees in November in the fallout of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. He died in January at age 85. Paterno had granted access to journalist Joe Posnanski in 2011 to write a biography. The September issue of GQ features an exclusive excerpt, and the biography will be available in bookstores on Tuesday. The excerpt described the frantic period on campus after Sandusky’s arrest on Nov. 5 following a state grand jury indictment. Another of

Paterno’s sons, lawyer and lobbyist Scott Paterno, was described as the first member of the family to see the potential that the grand jury report could end his father’s career. At the time, Joe Paterno was coming off his 409th career win, which then made him Division I’s winningest coach. The NCAA last month vacated 111 of Paterno’s victories as part of sanctions against Penn State for the Sandusky scandal. “Dad, you have to face the possibility that you

will never coach another game,” Scott Paterno was quoted as telling his father after reading the grand jury report. Joe Paterno’s relationship with the trustees began to sour after the coach rebuffed suggestions to step down in 2004 from school president Graham Spanier and athletic director Tim Curley. Penn State had just one winning season in five years before Paterno revived the program in 2005 by winning the Big Ten and the Orange Bowl, 26-23 in a triple-overtime

classic over Florida State and coaching contemporary Bobby Bowden. After the scandal broke, the family hired a public relations specialist who at one point asked Penn State football communications and marketing assistant Guido D’Elia for the name of one person on the board to try to negotiate a gracious ending, according to the excerpt. D’Elia, one of Paterno’s closest advisers, shook his head and referred to the coach’s 2004 encounter with administrators. “The

board started to turn,” D’Elia was quoted as saying. “We don’t have anybody on the board now.” Paterno, along with Spanier, was ousted Nov. 9. They have not been charged with any crimes. Curley is on leave after he and now-retired school administrator Gary Schultz were charged with lying to a grand jury and failing to report an abuse allegation. Sandusky is awaiting sentencing in jail after being convicted in June on 45 criminal counts involving 10 boys.



■ Boys Golf

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■ Major League Baseball

Cabrera ■ CONTINUED FROM B3 had his suspension overturned by an arbitrator last winter. “My positive test was the result of my use of a substance I should not have used,” Cabrera said in a statement released by the players’ association. “I accept my suspension under the Joint Drug Program and I will try to move on with my life. I am deeply sorry for my mistake and I apologize to my teammates, to the San Francisco Giants organization and to the fans for letting them down.” The suspension would extend into the playoffs if the Giants advance.

“It happened, and now we move on,” right fielder Hunter Pence said. “I know the program and I know they test us, and if we test positive we get a suspension. That’s what happened. And now we play with what we’ve got.” Cabrera is batting .346 with 11 home runs and 60 RBIs in his first season with San Francisco and is five hits shy of 1,000 in his big league career. Flashing bright orange spikes, he singled and hit a two-run homer last month in the National League’s 8-0 win in the All-Star game, earning MVP honors for the game and securing homefield advantage for the World Series.

Cabrera is set to become a free agent after this season, so he might have cost himself a big pay day, too. “It’s disappointing. Obviously, Melky means a lot to all of us, was part of our championship and provided some really good moments here,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “It’s something that everyone has to deal with and it’s something baseball is trying to stay away from and it happened.” Cabrera could still win the NL batting title. He has 501 plate appearances, one less than the minimum required to win a batting championship for a player on a team playing 162 games. However, under

10.22(a) of the Official Baseball Rules, he would win the batting title if an extra hitless at-bat is added to his average and it remains higher than that of any other qualifying player. He will miss the final 45 games of the regular season and serve the remainder of the suspension at the start of next season or during the postseason, depending on whether the Giants make the playoffs and how far they advance. If the Giants wanted him to become active in the middle of a playoff series, they would have to play a man short from the start of the series until the suspension ends because rosters can’t be altered mid-series.

■ Major League Baseball

Crowning moment King Felix throws first perfect game in Mariner history OHIO COMMUNITY MEDIA PHOTO/ROB KISER

Miami East’s Ryan Bergman watches a shot Wednesday at Echo Hills during the Kendig Memorial Tournament.

Kendig ■ CONTINUED FROM B3 Bethel shot a 348 in its first 18-hole match of the year on Monday, but the Bees posted that at their home course at Cliffside. The Newton Indians finished 14th with 397. Brock Jamison led the team with a 97, Bobby Gerodimos shot a 99, Wade Ferrell shot a 100, Ben Keith shot 101 and Donovan Osceola shot a 159. The biggest improvement came from Miami East’s Vikings. After shooting a 445 at the Homan, the Vikings

turned in a team score of 406 Wednesday — a 39shot improvement, and good enough for 15th place. Zach Ostendorf led Miami East with a 99, Ryan Bergman shot 100, Austin Garrison shot 102 and Scott Kirby shot 105 to round out the scoring, while Mack Rose shot 112 and Kley Karadak added a 114. Versailles won the tournament with a team score of 316, with Russia finishing a distant second with 337. Franklin Monroe’s Henry Bourne had the top individual score with a 71.

■ Girls Golf

Golf ■ CONTINUED FROM B3 Tori Merrick shot a 110, Sammie Rowland shot 111 and Allie Chitwood shot 117. “It was a very strong field of teams, and it was a great showing for the team and program,” Tippecanoe coach Scott Murray said. “All of the players played well on a very dried-out golf course. Lindsey cruised to her second straight tournament title with a threeshot victory.” Abigail Wellens from Ursuline Academy was second individually with 75. Mason won the tournament with 313, followed by Ursuline Academy with 329. Tippecanoe will return to action today at Versailles in the Tiger Invitational. • Springboro Invitational SPRINGBORO — Heatherwoode is a tough test for anyone. And despite finishing in the middle of the pack with a stiff level of competition Wednesday at the Springboro Invitational, the Troy Trojans had every reason to be pleased with their team score of 402 at Heatherwoode Golf Course.

“At that course, that’s not bad at all,” Troy coach Eric Nawroth said. “We’re very happy with what we shot.” Caroline Elsass-Smith shot a 94, Caitlin Dowling shot a 98, Allison Brown shot a 101 and Morgan McKinney shot a 109 to finish the scoring. Victoria Ries added a 112 and Taylor Ries shot 130. The Trojans travel to Versailles for the Tiger Invitational today before finishing the week with a tri-match at Fairborn Friday. “That’s 18 holes Monday, nine Tuesday, 18 today, 18 more tomorrow and nine on Friday,” Nawroth said. “The girls are doing an exceptional job toughing out a very busy and hectic week.” Indian Lake 201, Miami East 203 ST. PARIS — The Miami East Vikings hosted Indian Lake at Lakeland and came up short by a mere two strokes, falling 201-203 in dual play. Sam Denlinger and Macaleh Thompson each shot 48 to lead Miami East, Tori Nuss added a 52, Jeni Slone a 55, Kiera Fellers a 60 and Allie Kindell a 61.

SEATTLE (AP) — His arms outstretched to the sky, about to be swallowed by anxious teammates that ignored him for most of nine innings, Felix Hernandez finally conquered the pursuit of perfection he’s chased since his debut as a babyfaced 19-year-old with uncontrollable curly hair and a hat that never sat straight. No more nights of wondering whether this would be the moment Hernandez twirled a historic gem. King Felix finally has his crowning achievement. “It was always in my mind, every game. ‘I need to throw a perfect game.’ For every pitcher I think it’s in their mind,” Hernandez said. “Today it happened and it’s something special. I don’t have any words to explain this. This is pretty amazing. It doesn’t happen every day.” Hernandez pitched the Seattle Mariners’ first perfect game and the 23rd in baseball history, overpowering the Tampa Bay Rays in a brilliant 1-0 victory Wednesday. The 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner has never hid his desire for pitching perfection. For a franchise on its way to an 11th straight season without a playoff appearance, Hernandez is the one constant keeping fans interested in Mariners baseball. He’s revered in the Pacific Northwest, not only for his performance on the mound, but for his willingness to stay. When he could have waited and sought a bigger payday elsewhere, Hernandez signed an extension in 2010 that will keep him in Seattle through the 2014 season. So when the “King’s Court” of yellow-shirted fans in the left-field corner began chanting “Let’s Go Felix!” to start the eighth inning, it spread through the entire stadium. The crescendo of screams and yells finally reached its pinnacle at 3:02 p.m. PDT when Hernandez threw a called third strike past Sean Rodriguez to ignite the celebration. Riding down in a crowded elevator after the game, Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik jokingly held his cellphone to his ear and said “no, we’re not trad-


Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez reacts after throwing a perfect game to end the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday in Seattle. ing Felix.” “It almost seems like a matter of time before this happens,” Seattle catcher John Jaso said. “A little dribbler here or something it’s ruined, but his competitive attitude and competitive mind he brings out to the mound each time he pitches, you know you have a guy out there who is going to give you a chance to win.” It was the third perfect game in baseball this season — a first — joining gems by Chicago’s Philip Humber against the Mariners in April and San Francisco’s Matt Cain versus Houston in June. More than half of all perfectos — 12 — have come in the last 25 seasons. This also was the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season, three of them at Safeco Field. Humber threw his gem in Seattle, then six

Mariners pitchers combined to hold the Los Angeles Dodgers hitless at the park on June 8. There have been seven no-hitters in a season twice since 1900. It happened in 1990 and again in 1991, with Nolan Ryan throwing two in those days. For the Rays, it was an all-too-familiar feeling. This was the third time in four seasons they had a perfect game pitched against them, following efforts by Dallas Braden in 2010 and Mark Buehrle in 2009. “The one thing I’ve learned is that no-hitters and perfect games don’t mean anything about tomorrow, anyway,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said. Hernandez’s dominance got stronger as the game progressed. He cruised for five innings, then pitched through tough at-bats, delay

tactics and the mounting pressure of perfection to close out the gem. Hernandez struck out 12, including but eight in the final four innings. He struck out the side in the sixth, did it again in the eighth and hit as high as 95 mph in the ninth. Two starts earlier against the New York Yankees, Hernandez tossed a two-hit shutout, leading Seattle manager Eric Wedge to call it the finest outing he’s seen from Hernandez. Suffice to say, Wednesday was better. “It was special. He had special stuff,” Wedge said. “But Felix is so consistently good that when he does take it up to another level which we’ve seen him do through the course of the year, you never know how it’s going to turn out.”

■ Tennis

■ Major League Baseball

Big names open with wins in Mason


MASON (AP) — Andy Murray ran down every shot in the afternoon heat, his troublesome left knee holding up fine. Murray, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer won their opening matches in straight sets Wednesday at the Western & Southern Open, getting accustomed to the heat after spending the last two weeks in London and Canada. For Murray, it was a chance to gauge how his left knee was doing. He won an Olympic gold medal by beating Federer on the grass at

■ CONTINUED FROM B3 defense.” Jay Bruce homered for the third consecutive game, helping the firstplace Reds improve to 218 since All-Star first baseman Joey Votto was forced out of the lineup with a left knee injury. Dickey tied his season high for hits and home runs allowed while slipping to 2-3 over his last five starts. The Reds touched Dickey (15-4) for 10 hits, including three homers, and two walks in six innings. The knuckle-

Wimbledon, then dropped out of the Rogers Cup in Toronto last week because his knee got sore in the transition to hard courts. No problem for the defending Cincinnati champion. He beat Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-4, facing only two break points all match. “It felt fine,” Murray said. “I moved well today. It still was giving me a little bit of trouble in practice for a couple of days before the tournament, but it felt fine, much better on the court today. I moved well, so I’m hoping it won’t be a prob-

lem.” Djokovic got the bronze medal at the Olympics in London, then won the Rogers Cup on Sunday night. He was a little off in his opening set on a court baked in sunshine and 86degree heat, before pulling away from Andreas Seppi of Italy 7-6 (4), 6-2. “Sometimes it’s really hard to try to stay fit for every single tournament and try to perform your best,” Djokovic said. “I mean, in the last three, four weeks, I have changed three different cities, places, surfaces,

conditions. I’m still trying to figure out where I am.” Federer had no trouble in his evening match against Russia’s Alex Bogomolov, winning 6-3, 6-2 in exactly one hour. He served 12 aces and didn’t face a break point until the final game of the match. Federer skipped the Rogers Cup, so it was his first match back on a hard court. “It’s nice to be back on the hard courts,” Federer said. “I served really well. He struggled to get into some rallies.”

baller had nine strikeouts. “If you center the knuckleball, even when it’s got no spin, some can go a long way,” Baker said. “We centered a couple tonight.” The Reds wasted no time gaining an early edge against Dickey. Zack Cozart led off Cincinnati’s first with a double down the left field line. Drew Stubbs sacrificed Cozart to third, and he scored on Brandon Phillips’ soft single to center.



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BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct New York 69 47 .595 64 53 .547 Baltimore 63 54 .538 Tampa Bay 57 61 .483 Boston 55 62 .470 Toronto Central Division W L Pct Chicago 64 52 .552 63 55 .534 Detroit 54 63 .462 Cleveland 50 65 .435 Kansas City 50 67 .427 Minnesota West Division W L Pct Texas 67 48 .583 Oakland 61 54 .530 61 56 .521 Los Angeles 55 64 .462 Seattle NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct Washington 73 45 .619 Atlanta 68 49 .581 55 62 .470 New York 54 63 .462 Philadelphia 53 65 .449 Miami Central Division W L Pct Cincinnati 71 46 .607 Pittsburgh 64 53 .547 St. Louis 63 53 .543 52 64 .448 Milwaukee 46 70 .397 Chicago 39 80 .328 Houston West Division W L Pct Los Angeles 65 53 .551 San Francisco 64 54 .542 58 58 .500 Arizona 52 67 .437 San Diego 44 71 .383 Colorado


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AMERICAN LEAGUE Tuesday's Games Baltimore 7, Boston 1 N.Y.Yankees 3, Texas 0 Chicago White Sox 3, Toronto 2 Detroit 8, Minnesota 4 Kansas City 5, Oakland 0 L.A. Angels 9, Cleveland 6 Seattle 3, Tampa Bay 2 Wednesday's Games Detroit 5, Minnesota 1 Seattle 1, Tampa Bay 0 Baltimore 5, Boston 3 Texas at N.Y.Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox 9, Toronto 5 Oakland at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Thursday's Games Texas (D.Holland 7-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 11-6), 1:05 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 10-3) at Baltimore (Tillman 5-2), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Liriano 3-10) at Toronto (Laffey 3-3), 7:07 p.m. Oakland (Straily 0-0) at Kansas City (Hochevar 7-10), 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 15-4) at L.A. Angels (Haren 8-9), 10:05 p.m. Friday's Games Baltimore at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Boston at N.Y.Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Texas at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m Minnesota at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesday's Games L.A. Dodgers 11, Pittsburgh 0 Cincinnati 3, N.Y. Mets 0 Philadelphia 1, Miami 0 Atlanta 6, San Diego 0 Houston 10, Chicago Cubs 1 St. Louis 8, Arizona 2 Colorado 8, Milwaukee 6 San Francisco 6, Washington 1 Wednesday's Games Miami 9, Philadelphia 2 Chicago Cubs 7, Houston 2 Colorado 7, Milwaukee 6 Washington 6, San Francisco 4 L.A. Dodgers 9, Pittsburgh 3 Cincinnati 6, N.Y. Mets 1 Atlanta 6, San Diego 1 Arizona at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Thursday's Games L.A. Dodgers (Blanton 8-10) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 14-4), 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Harvey 1-3) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 10-7), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (Marquis 6-6) at Atlanta (Medlen 3-1), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 2-7) at Milwaukee (Estrada 0-5), 8:10 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 9-10) at St. Louis (Lohse 12-2), 8:15 p.m. Miami (Nolasco 9-11) at Colorado (White 2-6), 8:40 p.m. Friday's Games N.Y. Mets at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. Arizona at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Miami at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Reds 6, Mets 1 NewYork Cincinnati ab r h bi ab r h bi Baxter rf 4 1 2 0 Cozart ss 3 1 2 0 Tejada ss 4 0 2 0 Stubbs cf 3 1 1 0 DnMrp 2b 4 0 0 0 BPhllps 2b4 0 1 1 DWrght 3b3 0 0 0 Ludwck lf 4 0 1 1 I.Davis 1b 3 0 0 0 Bruce rf 4 1 2 1 Hefner p 0 0 0 0 Rolen 3b 4 1 2 1 Vldspn lf 3 0 0 0 Frazier 1b 4 2 3 1 AnTrrs cf 3 0 0 0 Mesorc c 3 0 0 0 Thole c 3 0 0 0 Leake p 4 0 1 1 Dickey p 2 0 0 0 JuTrnr 2b 1 0 0 0 Totals 30 1 4 0 Totals 33 613 6 NewYork......................000 100 000—1 Cincinnati....................100 202 10x—6 DP_New York 2, Cincinnati 1. LOB_NewYork 2, Cincinnati 6. 2B_Cozart 2 (27), Rolen (11), Frazier (19). HR_Bruce (24), Rolen (6), Frazier (15). SB_Stubbs (28), Frazier (2). S_Stubbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IP H R ER BB SO NewYork Dickey L,15-4 . . . . . . .6 10 5 5 2 9 Hefner . . . . . . . . . . . .2 3 1 1 0 1 Cincinnati Leake W,5-7 . . . . . . . .9 4 1 1 0 4 WP_Hefner, Leake. PB_Thole 3. Umpires_Home, James Hoye; First, Jim Joyce; Second, Dan Iassogna; Third, Jim Reynolds. T_2:21. A_26,082 (42,319). Wednesday's Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit . . . . . .100 210 010—5 12 0 Minnesota . . .000 000 010—1 6 0 Scherzer, Dotel (8), Benoit (9) and Avila; De Vries, Manship (5), Gray (8), Perkins (9) and Mauer. W_Scherzer 12-6. L_De Vries 2-4. HRs_Detroit, Mi.Cabrera (30),

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Pct. .608 .588 .551 .551 .500 .490 .440 .429

GB — 1 3 3 5½ 6 8½ 9

W L Pct. GB Clinton (Mariners) 30 20 .600 — Beloit (Twins) 27 23 .540 3 Burlington (Athletics) 27 23 .540 3 Kane County (Royals) 26 24 .520 4 Wisconsin (Brewers) 25 25 .500 5 Quad Cities (Cardinals) 23 27 .460 7 Peoria (Cubs) 19 31 .380 11 Cedar Rapids (Angels) 15 35 .300 15 Wednesday's Games Lake County 7, Dayton 0 West Michigan 7, South Bend 1 Fort Wayne 9, Lansing 1 Bowling Green 4, Great Lakes 1 Clinton at Kane County, 7:30 p.m. Quad Cities at Cedar Rapids, 7:35 p.m. Burlington at Peoria, 8 p.m. Wisconsin at Beloit, 8 p.m. Thursday's Games Lake County at Dayton, 7 p.m. West Michigan at South Bend, 7:05 p.m. Bowling Green at Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m. Fort Wayne at Lansing, 7:05 p.m. Clinton at Kane County, 7:30 p.m. Quad Cities at Cedar Rapids, 7:35 p.m. Burlington at Peoria, 8 p.m. Wisconsin at Beloit, 8 p.m. Friday's Games Lake County at Dayton, 7 p.m. Fort Wayne at Lansing, 7:05 p.m. Bowling Green at Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m. Clinton at Kane County, 7:30 p.m. Quad Cities at Cedar Rapids, 7:35 p.m. West Michigan at South Bend, 7:35 p.m. Burlington at Peoria, 8 p.m.


SPORTS ON TV TODAY GOLF 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship, first round, at Greensboro, N.C. 6:30 p.m. TGC — USGA, U.S. Amateur Championship, second round matches, at Cherry Hills Village, Colo. (same-day tape) LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN — World Series, opening round, teams TBD, at South Williamsport, Pa. 3 p.m. ESPN — World Series, opening round, teams TBD, at South Williamsport, Pa. 5 p.m. ESPN2 — World Series, opening round, teams TBD, at South Williamsport, Pa. 8 p.m. ESPN — World Series, opening round, teams TBD, at South Williamsport, Pa. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB — Texas at N.Y. Yankees 7 p.m. FSN — N.Y. Mets at Cincinnati MLB — Regional coverage, N.Y. Mets at Cincinnati or Boston at Baltimore NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. FOX — Preseason, Cincinnati at Atlanta TENNIS 1 p.m. ESPN2 — ATP World Tour, Western & Southern Open, round of 16, at Mason, Ohio 7 p.m. ESPN2 — ATP World Tour, Western & Southern Open, round of 16, at Mason, Ohio

FRIDAY AUTO RACING 12:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Pure Michigan 400, at Brooklyn, Mich. 2 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, final practice for VFW 200, at Brooklyn, Mich. 4 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Pure Michigan 400, at Brooklyn, Mich. BOXING 10 p.m. ESPN2 — Super middleweights, Adonis Stevenson (18-1-0) vs. Don George (22-2-1), at Miami, Okla. GOLF 12:30 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, Dick's Sporting Goods Open, first round, at Endicott, N.Y. 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship, second round, at Greensboro, N.C. 6:30 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Safeway Classic, first round, at North Plains, Ore. 8:30 p.m. TGC — USGA, U.S. Amateur Championship, quarterfinal matches, at Cherry Hills Village, Colo. (sameday tape) LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN — World Series, opening round, teams TBD, at South Williamsport, Pa. 3 p.m. ESPN — World Series, opening round, teams TBD, at South Williamsport, Pa. 5 p.m. ESPN2 — World Series, opening round, teams TBD, at South Williamsport, Pa. 8 p.m. ESPN — World Series, opening round, teams TBD, at South Williamsport, Pa. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. FSN, WGN — Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati MLB — Regional coverage, Boston at N.Y. Yankees or Texas at Toronto NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. FOX — Preseason, Detroit at Baltimore TENNIS 11 a.m. ESPN2 — ATP World Tour, Western & Southern Open, quarterfinals, at Mason, Ohio 7 p.m. ESPN2 — ATP World Tour, Western & Southern Open, quarterfinal, at Mason, Ohio Wisconsin at Beloit, 8 p.m.

FOOTBALL National Football League Preseason Glance All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 1 0 0 1.000 7 Buffalo 0 1 0 .000 6 Miami 0 1 0 .000 7 0 1 0 .000 6 N.Y. Jets South W L T Pct PF Houston 1 0 0 1.000 26 1 0 0 1.000 32 Jacksonville Indianapolis 1 0 0 1.000 38 Tennessee 0 1 0 .000 17 North W L T Pct PF Baltimore 1 0 0 1.000 31 Cincinnati 1 0 0 1.000 17 Cleveland 1 0 0 1.000 19 Pittsburgh 0 1 0 .000 23 West W L T Pct PF Denver 1 0 0 1.000 31 Kansas City 1 0 0 1.000 27 San Diego 1 0 0 1.000 21 Oakland 0 0 0 .000 0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Philadelphia 1 0 0 1.000 24 Washington 1 0 0 1.000 7 Dallas 0 0 0 .000 0 N.Y. Giants 0 1 0 .000 31 South W L T Pct PF Tampa Bay 1 0 0 1.000 20 New Orleans 1 1 0 .500 23 Atlanta 0 1 0 .000 17 Carolina 0 1 0 .000 13 North W L T Pct PF Chicago 0 1 0 .000 3 Detroit 0 1 0 .000 17 Green Bay 0 1 0 .000 13 Minnesota 0 1 0 .000 6 West W L T Pct PF San Francisco 1 0 0 1.000 17 Seattle 1 0 0 1.000 27 St. Louis 0 1 0 .000 3 Arizona 0 2 0 .000 27 Thursday's Games Washington 7, Buffalo 6 Philadelphia 24, Pittsburgh 23 Baltimore 31, Atlanta 17 New England 7, New Orleans 6 San Diego 21, Green Bay 13 Denver 31, Chicago 3 Friday's Games Tampa Bay 20, Miami 7 Cincinnati 17, N.Y. Jets 6 Jacksonville 32, N.Y. Giants 31 Cleveland 19, Detroit 17

PA 6 7 20 17 PA 13 31 3 27 PA 17 6 17 24 PA 3 17 13 0 PA 23 6 0 32 PA 7 17 31 26 PA 31 19 21 17 PA 6 17 38 44

Kansas City 27, Arizona 17 San Francisco 17, Minnesota 6 Saturday's Games Houston 26, Carolina 13 Seattle 27, Tennessee 17 Sunday's Game Indianapolis 38, St. Louis 3 Monday's Game Dallas 3, Oakland 0 Thursday, Aug. 16 Cleveland at Green Bay, 8 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Jacksonville at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Detroit at Baltimore, 8 p.m. Miami at Carolina, 8 p.m. Oakland at Arizona, 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 7 p.m. San Francisco at Houston, 8 p.m. Kansas City at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 8 p.m. Dallas at San Diego, 9 p.m. Seattle at Denver, 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 Indianapolis at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 Philadelphia at New England, 8 p.m.

GOLF World Golf Ranking Through Aug. 12 1. Rory McIlroy...................NIr 2. Luke Donald.................Eng 3.Tiger Woods ................USA 4. Lee Westwood .............Eng 5. Webb Simpson............USA 6. Adam Scott...................Aus 7. Justin Rose...................Eng 8. Bubba Watson ............USA 9. Jason Dufner...............USA 10. Steve Stricker............USA 11. Matt Kuchar...............USA 12. Keegan Bradley ........USA 13. Graeme McDowell.......NIr 14. Zach Johnson...........USA 15. Hunter Mahan...........USA 16. Louis Oosthuizen........SAf 17. Ernie Els......................SAf 18. Dustin Johnson.........USA 19. Phil Mickelson...........USA 20. Rickie Fowler.............USA 21. Martin Kaymer............Ger 22. Charl Schwartzel........SAf 23. Ian Poulter ..................Eng 24. Francesco Molinari.......Ita 25. Jason Day...................Aus 26. Bo Van Pelt................USA 27. Brandt Snedeker.......USA 28. Jim Furyk ..................USA 29. Sergio Garcia .............Esp 30. Peter Hanson ............Swe 31. Bill Haas ....................USA 32. Carl Pettersson..........Swe 33. Paul Lawrie.................Sco 34. Nick Watney ..............USA

10.35 9.59 8.71 7.35 6.23 6.13 6.12 6.11 5.93 5.78 5.68 5.61 5.33 5.12 5.05 4.78 4.72 4.58 4.32 4.22 4.14 4.13 4.10 4.08 4.03 3.99 3.94 3.90 3.86 3.80 3.76 3.54 3.43 3.41

35. Nicolas Colsaerts........Bel 36. John Senden..............Aus 37. David Toms................USA 38. K.J. Choi ......................Kor 39. Martin Laird ................Sco 40. David Lynn .................Eng 41.Thomas Bjorn ............Den 42. Geoff Ogilvy................Aus 43. Fredrik Jacobson.......Swe 44. Simon Dyson .............Eng 45. Rafael Cabrera Bello .Esp 46. Bae Sang-moon..........Kor 47. Aaron Baddeley..........Aus 48. G. Fernandez-Castano....Esp 49. Mark Wilson ..............USA 50. Alvaro Quiros..............Esp 51. Jonathan Byrd...........USA 52. Branden Grace...........SAf 53. Kevin Na....................USA 54. Scott Piercy...............USA 55. Robert Garrigus........USA 56. Kyle Stanley ..............USA 57. Jamie Donaldson .......Wal 58. Ben Crane.................USA 59. Anders Hansen..........Den 60. Marcel Siem ...............Ger 61. Padraig Harrington ........Irl 62. Robert Karlsson........Swe 63. Alexander Noren .......Swe 64. Michael Thompson...USA 65. Ben Curtis .................USA 66. Greg Chalmers...........Aus 67. Retief Goosen.............SAf 68. Robert Rock...............Eng 69. John Huh...................USA 70. Ryo Ishikawa ..............Jpn 71. Miguel Angel JimenezEsp 72. Marc Leishman ..........Aus 73. Johnson Wagner.......USA 74.Vijay Singh.....................Fji 75. Rory Sabbatini............SAf

3.35 3.31 3.30 3.23 2.98 2.96 2.85 2.71 2.69 2.66 2.65 2.65 2.65 2.61 2.56 2.51 2.50 2.47 2.46 2.43 2.43 2.42 2.42 2.35 2.31 2.30 2.27 2.25 2.20 2.16 2.13 2.13 2.11 2.07 2.06 2.05 2.03 2.01 2.00 2.00 1.97

PGA Tour FedExCup Standings Through Aug. 12 Points YTD Money 1.Tiger Woods ..........2,269 $4,957,158 2. Rory McIlroy..........2,092 $4,905,492 3. Jason Dufner.........2,025 $4,386,037 4. Zach Johnson .......2,019 $4,111,284 5. Bubba Watson.......1,777 $4,018,108 6. Hunter Mahan.......1,739 $3,720,793 7. Keegan Bradley ....1,670 $3,606,658 8. Matt Kuchar...........1,600 $3,606,525 9. Carl Pettersson .....1,576 $3,080,862 10. Steve Stricker......1,456 $3,046,421 11. Ernie Els..............1,447 $3,122,173 12. Justin Rose .........1,426 $3,297,250 13. Webb Simpson ...1,378 $2,949,232 14. Phil Mickelson.....1,373 $2,948,621 15. Scott Piercy.........1,304 $2,321,950 16. Luke Donald........1,294 $2,775,491 17. Jim Furyk ............1,284 $2,702,205 18. Rickie Fowler.......1,246 $2,823,193 19. Johnson Wagner.1,181 $2,183,300 20. Kyle Stanley ........1,177 $2,280,657 21. Bo Van Pelt..........1,175 $2,518,605 22. Robert Garrigus..1,155 $2,151,923 23. Brandt Snedeker.1,152 $2,324,019 24. Dustin Johnson...1,097 $2,094,060 25. Bill Haas ..............1,096 $2,124,704 26. John Huh.............1,072 $2,254,787 27. Graeme McDowell1,037 $2,349,879 28. Marc Leishman...1,003 $1,889,041 29. Ben Curtis ..............997 $2,342,873 30. Mark Wilson ...........986 $2,019,100 31. Martin Laird............976 $2,139,923 32. Adam Scott ............966 $2,189,477 33. Louis Oosthuizen...928 $2,066,595 34. Charlie Wi...............890 $1,638,469 35. John Senden..........867 $1,483,211 36. Kevin Na.................866 $1,911,815 37. Ben Crane..............849 $1,648,415 38. Seung-Yul Noh.......827 $1,359,311 39. Ken Duke................776 $1,434,946 40. Brendon de Jonge.760 $1,155,504 41. Ryan Palmer ..........745 $1,332,227 42. Spencer Levin........735 $1,283,616 43. John Rollins............732 $1,430,087 44. Jonathan Byrd........732 $1,601,909 45. Brian Davis.............728 $1,279,120 46. Lee Westwood .......713 $1,757,969 47. J.J. Henry................713 $1,280,442 48. Bud Cauley.............712 $1,170,946 49. Ian Poulter ..............698 $1,491,551 50. Cameron Tringale ..689 $1,215,397 51. Nick Watney ...........688 $1,220,817 52. D.A. Points ..............684 $1,362,223 53.Vijay Singh..............669 $1,024,433 54. Matt Every..............656 $1,401,693 55. Jimmy Walker.........648 $1,046,324 56.Ted Potter, Jr...........647 $1,356,708 57. Padraig Harrington.646 $1,322,952 58. Sean O'Hair............644 $1,024,897 59. Jeff Overton ...........637 $1,028,183 60. Aaron Baddeley .....635 $1,187,753 61. Michael Thompson 634 $1,226,834 62. Charley Hoffman....628 $1,203,739 63. Charles Howell III...628 $928,202 64. Geoff Ogilvy ...........624 $1,086,236 65. David Toms.............623 $1,226,428 66. Ryan Moore ...........605 $1,086,924 67. Sang-Moon Bae ....604 $1,151,232 68. Pat Perez................603 $954,729 69. Rory Sabbatini .......602 $1,106,270 70. William McGirt........602 $986,045 71. George McNeill......599 $1,062,852 72. K.J. Choi .................597 $953,617 73. Kevin Stadler..........596 $1,110,276 74.Troy Matteson.........595 $862,166 75. Greg Chalmers ......589 $791,627 76. Blake Adams..........588 $989,825 77. J.B. Holmes ............568 $985,650 78. Daniel Summerhays567 $1,027,305 79. Dicky Pride.............567 $1,142,903 80. Greg Owen.............556 $949,884 81. Martin Flores..........556 $873,554 82. John Mallinger........543 $910,490 83. Chris Kirk................528 $889,649 84.Tom Gillis ................511 $801,325 85. Andres Romero .....506 $951,996 86. John Merrick ..........504 $837,239 87. Fredrik Jacobson ...500 $937,254 88. Scott Stallings ........499 $903,072 89. Bryce Molder..........495 $790,555 90. Brian Harman ........493 $786,676 91. Will Claxton ............493 $696,040 92. Ricky Barnes..........489 $723,283 93. Chris Stroud...........483 $883,194 94. Harris English.........481 $865,309 95. Roberto Castro ......477 $623,968 96. Josh Teater.............476 $671,215 97. Charl Schwartzel ...464 $919,024 98. Bob Estes...............458 $744,593 99. Jonas Blixt..............455 $873,798 100. Kevin Chappell.....447 $610,948 101.Tommy Gainey.....445 $743,681 102. Sergio Garcia.......435 $869,316 103. David Hearn.........432 $741,859 104. Jeff Maggert.........427 $572,634 105. Brian Gay .............424 $672,440 106. Robert Allenby.....417 $801,807 107. Jason Day ............417 $842,786 108. James Driscoll .....408 $649,588 109.Tim Clark..............407 $666,939 110. Chad Campbell....402 $545,294 111. Graham DeLaet...395 $685,878 112. Henrik Stenson....394 $701,103 113. Kevin Streelman...394 $728,289 114. Gary Christian......392 $557,322 115. Colt Knost.............390 $759,651 116. Harrison Frazar....387 $730,203 117.Troy Kelly ..............386 $747,984 118. Billy Mayfair..........386 $559,102 119. Davis Love III .......376 $650,134 120. Jerry Kelly.............366 $488,567 121. Boo Weekley........365 $660,709 122.Trevor Immelman .364 $552,782 123. Jason Bohn..........363 $643,972 124. Jhonattan Vegas ..361 $744,874 125. Rod Pampling ......356 $528,758 126. Brendan Steele....330 $700,045 127. Retief Goosen......330 $571,174

128. Heath Slocum......327 129.Y.E.Yang ...............321 130. Gary Woodland....321 131. Chris DiMarco......316 132. Chez Reavie ........316 133.Vaughn Taylor.......312 134. Erik Compton.......311 135. Stewart Cink.........310 136. David Mathis ........307 137. John Daly .............298 138. Kris Blanks...........297 139.Tim Herron ...........297 140. Bill Lunde .............294 141. Bobby Gates........287 142. Stuart Appleby.....286 143. J.J. Killeen.............286 144. Brendon Todd.......281 145. Kyle Reifers..........281 146. Camilo Villegas ....266 147. Billy Horschel .......265 148. Billy Hurley III .......256 149. Hunter Haas.........251 150. Nathan Green......245

$394,055 $432,956 $443,338 $452,526 $487,935 $494,319 $331,955 $433,845 $575,980 $479,595 $390,059 $363,694 $347,759 $385,193 $328,668 $371,001 $474,295 $353,582 $347,422 $403,082 $465,210 $399,364 $324,072

LPGA Money Leaders Through Aug. 12 ...........................................Trn Money 1. Stacy Lewis.................................16$1,222,479 2. Ai Miyazato..................................14$1,095,723 3.Yani Tseng ...................................14$1,016,059 4. Shanshan Feng ..........................12$1,006,095 5. NaYeon Choi...............................15$1,005,360 6. Inbee Park...................................15$1,001,286 7. Azahara Munoz......................16 $976,074 8. SoYeon Ryu...........................15 $738,510 9. AmyYang................................14 $701,627 10. SunYoungYoo .....................15 $690,019 11. Mika Miyazato......................13 $619,482 12. Karrie Webb .........................14 $553,860 13. Suzann Pettersen................15 $507,348 14. Angela Stanford...................16 $485,917 15. Hee Kyung Seo ...................16 $484,548 16. Brittany Lang........................16 $460,057 17. Anna Nordqvist....................16 $412,892 18. Sandra Gal...........................16 $397,549 19. I.K. Kim .................................13 $396,752 20. Jiyai Shin..............................10 $393,959 21. Paula Creamer.....................15 $387,586 22. Cristie Kerr ...........................14 $382,238 23. Se Ri Pak ...............................9 $335,855 24. Jenny Shin ...........................16 $329,169 25. Chella Choi...........................16 $324,526 26. Candie Kung ........................16 $318,479 27. Lexi Thompson ....................13 $309,043 28. Brittany Lincicome ...............15 $302,983 29. Eun-Hee Ji ...........................15 $299,149 30. Natalie Gulbis.......................14 $283,391 31. Meena Lee...........................16 $280,366 32. Giulia Sergas .......................12 $280,281 33. Katherine Hull ......................16 $273,456 34. HeeYoung Park ...................15 $268,695 35.Vicky Hurst ...........................16 $268,133 36. Karine Icher..........................13 $266,024 37. Morgan Pressel....................16 $249,573 38. Julieta Granada....................16 $240,274 39. Jessica Korda ......................12 $234,850 40. Ilhee Lee...............................12 $233,377 41. Beatriz Recari ......................16 $232,883 42. Karin Sjodin..........................13 $221,240 43. Hee-Won Han......................16 $185,737 44. Caroline Hedwall..................13 $174,029 45. Mina Harigae .......................16 $167,560 46. Catriona Matthew ................11 $163,830 47. Jodi Ewart ............................12 $161,404 48. Katie Futcher........................16 $158,028 49. Jennifer Johnson .................14 $150,971 50. Haeji Kang............................13 $149,442

AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup Top 10 in Points: 1. J.Johnson,................................... 777 2. G.Biffle, ........................................776 3. M.Kenseth,.................................. 775 4. D.Earnhardt Jr., ...........................760 5. B.Keselowski, ..............................733 6. M.Truex Jr., ..................................728 7. C.Bowyer, ....................................719 8.T.Stewart, .....................................716 9. K.Harvick, ....................................710 10. D.Hamlin, ...................................693

TENNIS Western & Southern Open Results A U.S. Open Series event Wednesday At The Lindner Family Tennis Center Mason, Ohio Purse: Men, $3.43 million (Masters 1000); Women, $2.17 million (Premier) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Second Round Mardy Fish (10), United States, def. Carlos Berlocq, Argentina, 6-3, 6-1. Viktor Troicki, Serbia, def. Lleyton Hewitt, Australia, 6-2, 6-0. Nikolay Davydenko, Russia, def. Florian Mayer, Germany, 6-3, 6-3. Novak Djokovic (2), Serbia, def. Andreas Seppi, Italy, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Juan Martin del Potro (6), Argentina, def. Tommy Haas, Germany, 7-5, 6-2. Jeremy Chardy, France, def. Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, 6-4, 6-3. Andy Murray (3), Britain, def. Sam Querrey, United States, 6-2, 6-4. Milos Raonic, Canada, def. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-4. Kei Nishikori (14), Japan, def. James Blake, United States, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic, def. Juan Monaco (8), Argentina, 7-6 (2), 6-1. Marin Cilic (12), Croatia, def. Jesse Levine, United States, 7-5, 7-6 (6). Pablo Andujar, Spain, def. Janko Tipsarevic (7), Serbia, 6-4, 4-1 retired. Roger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. Alex Bogomolov Jr., Russia, 6-3, 6-2. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland, def. David Ferrer (4), Spain, 6-4, 6-1. Women Second Round Agnieszka Radwanska (1), Poland, def. Sofia Arvidsson, Sweden, 6-4, 63. Sloane Stephens, United States, def. Camila Giorgi, Italy, 6-2, 6-1. Andrea Hlavackova, Czech Republic, def. Dominika Cibulkova (11), Slovakia, 7-6 (1), 4-1, retired. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (17), Russia, def. Julia Goerges, Germany, 6-3, 6-0. Peng Shuai, China, def. Roberta Vinci, Italy, 6-3, 6-4. Petra Kvitova (4), Czech Republic, def. Mona Barthel, Germany, 3-6, 6-2, 7-5. Sara Errani (7), Italy, def. Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia, 6-4, 6-4. Urszula Radwanska, Poland, def. Yaroslava Shvedova, Kazakhstan, 46, 4-1, retired. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, def. Anna Tatishvili, Georgia, 6-1, 6-2. Venus Williams, United States, def. Chanelle Scheepers, South Africa, 26, 6-3, 6-2. Caroline Wozniacki (6), Denmark, def. Sesil Karatantcheva, Kazakhstan, 6-1, 6-0.



Thursday, August 16, 2012




Lydia Millhouse, 13, of Covington Mounties 4-H Club won 1st place in the 8-13 Stakes Race.

Madison Clark, 17, daughter of Scott and Shannon Clark of Covington. Clark won Grand Champion Beef Feeder Calf. She is a member of Frisky Critters 4-H Club.

Kolin Bendickson, 16, the son of Derick and Kristin Bendickson of Casstown, won FFA Reserve Champion Crop. He is a member of the Miami East FFA Chapter.

2012 MIAMI COUNTY FAIR RESULTS Art Hall, Dept. 150 — Baked Goods Reeder, Norman, West Milton, 1 Best of Show Yeast Breads 01 - White, hand kneaded Jackson, Cheryl Troy 1 Yeast Breads 03 - Cinnamon, hand kneaded Reeder, Norman West Milton 1 Yeast Breads 05 Raisin, hand kneaded Reeder, Betty West Milton 2 Yeast Breads 05 - Raisin, hand kneaded Butts, Judy Tipp City 1 Yeast Breads 06 - Cinnamon Rolls, 8 Williams, Carrie Troy 2 Yeast Breads 06 - Cinnamon Rolls, 8 Neumann, Merle Elizabeth Troy 1 Yeast Breads 07 Coffee Cake Reeder, Norman West Milton 1 Yeast Breads 08 Yeast Rolls, 8 Reeder, Betty West Milton 2 Yeast Breads 08 - Yeast Rolls, 8 Butts, Judy Tipp City 3 Yeast Breads 08 - Yeast Rolls, 8 Reeder, Norman West Milton 1 Yeast Breads 09 Whole Wheat, hand kneaded Neumann, Merle Elizabeth Troy 2 Yeast Breads 09 Whole Wheat, hand kneaded Wilhelm, Lauraetta Casstown 3 Yeast Breads 09 - Whole Wheat, hand kneaded Norman, Brandy Casstown 1 Yeast Breads 12 - Other, hand kneaded Covington, Care Center Covington 1 Yeast Breads 13 - Other, bread machine Troy, Samatha Troy 2 Yeast Breads 13 - Other, bread machine Chinn, Kayleigh Alcony 1 Best of Show Quick Breads Youth ages 9-13 01 Pumpkin Hampton, Brianna Covington 2 Quick Breads Youth ages 9-13 01 Pumpkin Pruitt, Meredith Troy 1 Quick Breads - Youth ages 913 03 - Other - Properly Named Mahaffy, Kaitlyn Tipp City 2 Quick Breads - Youth ages 9-13 03 - Other - Properly Named Bair, Michael Troy 3 Quick Breads - Youth ages 9-13 03 - Other - Properly Named Lilly, Jordyn Troy 1 Quick Breads - Youth ages 8 & under 01 - Banana Miller, Riley Troy 2 Quick Breads - Youth ages 8 & under 01 - Banana Miller, Carsyn Troy 1 Best of Show Quick Breads - Youth ages 8 & under 02 - Zucchini Ingle, Allison Covington 1 Quick Breads - Youth ages 14 to 18 01 - Coffee Cake Ingle, Allison Covington 1 Quick Breads - Youth ages 14 to 18 02 - Fruit Ingle, Allison Covington 1 Best of Show Quick Breads Youth ages 14 to 18 03 - Any other variety - properly named Gasson, Katelyn Covington 2 Quick Breads Youth ages 14 to 18 03 - Any other variety - properly named Fairchild, Lisa West Milton 1 Quick Breads - Adults 01 Muffins Byrd, Kris Pleasant Hill 2 Quick Breads - Adults 01 -

Muffins Thompson, Andria Covington 3 Quick Breads Adults 01 - Muffins Rapp, Bonnie Piqua 1 Best of Show Quick Breads Adults 02 - Coffee Cake Ingle, Kathy Piqua 2 Quick Breads - Adults 02 - Coffee Cake Deeter, Stephany Troy 3 Quick Breads - Adults 02 Coffee Cake Quinter, Andrea Piqua 1 Quick Breads - Adults 03 Fruit Wilhelm, Margaret Casstown 2 Quick Breads Adults 03 - Fruit Cost, Lori Piqua 1 Quick Breads - Adults 04 - Banana Brown, Mary Tipp City 2 Quick Breads - Adults 04 Banana Williams, Carrie Troy 3 Quick Breads - Adults 04 Banana Deeter, Stephany Troy 1 Quick Breads - Adults 05 Pumpkin Williams, Carrie Troy 2 Quick Breads - Adults 05 Pumpkin Sink, Judi Covington 3 Quick Breads - Adults 05 Pumpkin Parke, Cindy Piqua 1 Quick Breads - Adults 06 Zucchini Jackson, Grace Troy 2 Quick Breads - Adults 06 Zucchini Miller, Barbara New Carlisle 3 Quick Breads Adults 06 - Zucchini Hornberger, Patty Troy 1 Quick Breads - Adults 07 Corn Daniel, Laura Troy 2 Quick Breads - Adults 07 - Corn Eidemiller, Linda Troy 1 Quick Breads - Adults 08 Any other variety - properly named Shellenberger, Jennifer Pleasant Hill 1 Pies 01 Apple Clagett, Sherry Troy 2 Pies 01 - Apple Cost, Scott Piqua 3 Pies 01 - Apple Sink, Judi Covington 1 Pies 02 - Cherry Green, Kyleen Troy 2 Pies 02 - Cherry Deeter, Stephany Troy 1 Best of Show Pies 03 Pecan Rapp, Bonnie Piqua 2 Pies 03 - Pecan Green, Kyleen Troy 3 Pies 03 - Pecan Quinter, Andrea Piqua 1 Pies 04 - Peach Ingle, Kathy Piqua 2 Pies 04 - Peach Miller, Barbara New Carlisle 3 Pies 04 - Peach Quinter, Andrea Piqua 1 Pies 06 - Other variety properly named Royer, Carolyn Tipp City 2 Pies 06 - Other variety properly named Sink, Judi Covington 3 Pies 06 - Other variety properly named Fausey, Maxine Troy 1 Non-Iced Cakes 03 - Pound any shape Ingle, Tricia Covington 2 Non-Iced Cakes 03 - Pound any shape Green, Kyleen Troy 3 NonIced Cakes 03 - Pound - any shape Ingle, Tricia Covington 2 Non-Iced Cakes 04 - Banana Ryman, Cindy Troy 1 Best of Show Non-Iced Cakes 05 Any othe variety - properly named Ingle, Tricia Covington 2

Non-Iced Cakes 05 - Any othe variety - properly named Quinter, Andrea Piqua 3 Non-Iced Cakes 05 - Any othe variety - properly named Ingle, Kathy Piqua 1 Iced Cakes 02 - Yellow Thompson, Andria Covington 2 Iced Cakes 04 Banana Kunkleman, Cindy Troy 1 Iced Cakes 05 - Carrot Morrow, Cassandra Covington 2 Iced Cakes 05 Carrot Rapp, Bonnie Piqua 3 Iced Cakes 05 - Carrot Green, Kyleen Troy 1 Best of Show Iced Cakes 06 Chocolate Mote, Annette Piqua 2 Iced Cakes 06 - Chocolate Payne, Lelah Troy 3 Iced Cakes 06 - Chocolate Snider, Cris Flecher 1 Iced Cakes 08 - Any other variety - properly named Fairchild, Lisa West Milton 2 Iced Cakes 08 - Any other variety - properly named Quinter, Andrea Piqua 3 Iced Cakes 08 - Any other variety - properly named Vannus, Arianna Pleasant Hill 1 Best of Show Decorated Cupcake - Youth ages 8 and under 01 Decorated cupcake - any flavor Chinn, Kayleigh Alcony 1 Best of Show Decorated Cupcake - Youth ages 9 to 13 01 - Decorated Cupcake any flavor Vannus, Luke Pleasant Hill 2 Decorated Cupcake Youth ages 9 to 13 01 Decorated Cupcake - any flavor Wolfe, Dana Troy 1 Best of Show Decorated Cupcake - Adult 01 - Decorated Cupcake - any flavor Byrd, Kris Pleasant Hill 2 Decorated Cupcake - Adult 01 - Decorated Cupcake any flavor Daniel, Laura Troy 3 Decorated Cupcake - Adult 01 - Decorated Cupcake any flavor Wilhelm, Lauraetta Casstown 2 Decorated Cupcake - Adult 02 Decorated Cake Pops Pruitt, McKenzie Troy 1 Best of Show Decorated Cupcake - 14 to 18 01 Decorated Cupcake - Any Flavor Thimmes, Emily Piqua 1 Best of Show Decorated Cakes Youth - Ages 13 and under 02 - Buttercream Vannus, Luke Pleasant Hill 2 Decorated Cakes Youth - Ages 13 and under 02 Buttercream Warner, Rylie Ludlow Falls 1 Best of Show Cupcakes Youth ages 8 & under 02 Any other cupcake - properly named Fairchild, Kryssa-Lynn West Milton 2 Cupcakes Youth ages 8 & under 02 Any other cupcake - properly named Larck, Brooklyn Piqua 3 Cupcakes - Youth ages 8 & under 02 - Any other cupcake - properly named Chinn, Kayleigh Alcony 1 Cupcakes - Youth Ages 9 - 13 01 - White Cupcakes Parke, Maddison Troy 1 Best of Show Cupcakes Youth Ages 9 - 13 02 - Any other cupcake (properly named) Pruitt, Meredith Troy 2 Cupcakes - Youth Ages 9 - 13 02 - Any other cupcake

(properly named) Hampton, Brianna Covington 3 Cupcakes Youth Ages 9 - 13 02 - Any other cupcake (properly named) Ingle, Allison Covington 1 Cupcakes - Youth ages 14 to 18 01 - White Cupcakes Pruitt, McKenzie Troy 2 Cupcakes - Youth ages 14 to 18 01 - White Cupcakes Ingle, Allison Covington 1 Best of Show Cupcakes Youth ages 14 to 18 02 - Any other cupcakes - properly named Eichenauer, Emma Vandalia 2 Cupcakes - Youth ages 14 to 18 02 - Any other cupcakes - properly named Gasson, Katelyn Covington 3 Cupcakes Youth ages 14 to 18 02 - Any other cupcakes - properly named Daniel, Laura Troy 1 Cupcakes - Adult 01 - White Cupcakes Shuman, Marcia Piqua 2 Cupcakes - Adult 01 - White Cupcakes Neves, Viola Piqua 1 Best of Show Cupcakes - Adult 03 - Any Other Cupcakes - properly named Shuman, Marcia Piqua 2 Cupcakes - Adult 03 - Any Other Cupcakes - properly named Trick, Audrey Tipp City 1 Cookies and Brownies- Youth ages 9 to 13 01 - Chocolate Chip Covault, Ashley Piqua 2 Cookies and Brownies- Youth ages 9 to 13 01 - Chocolate Chip Payne, Justice Dayton 3 Cookies and Brownies- Youth ages 9 to 13 01 - Chocolate Chip Covault, Abigail Piqua 1 Cookies and Brownies- Youth ages 9 to 13 02 - Sugar, cut out, decorated Bensman, Adam Troy 1 Cookies and Brownies- Youth ages 9 to 13 04 - Iced Chocolate Brownies Pruitt, Meredith Troy 2 Cookies and Brownies- Youth ages 9 to 13 04 - Iced Chocolate Brownies Bensman, Adam Troy 1 Best of Show Cookies and Brownies- Youth ages 9 to 13 05 - Any other Cookies or Brownies - properly named Hampton, Brianna Covington 2 Cookies and Brownies- Youth ages 9 to 13 05 - Any other Cookies or Brownies - properly named Hershberger, Emma Casstown 1 Cookies and Brownies - Youth Ages 8 & Under 01 - Crispie Treat Wright, Kyle Fletcher 2 Cookies and Brownies Youth Ages 8 & Under 01 Crispie Treat Lilly, Brooklynn Troy 1 Cookies and Brownies Youth Ages 8 & Under 02 No-Bake Cookies Hershberger, Emma Casstown 2 Cookies and Brownies - Youth Ages 8 & Under 02 - No-Bake Cookies Miller, Carsyn Troy 1 Best of Show Cookies and Brownies - Youth Ages 8 & Under 03 - Non-Iced Chocolate Brownies Hershberger, Ella Casstown 1 Cookies and Brownies - Youth Ages 8 & Under 04 - Iced Chocolate Brownies Carson, Devyn Conover 1 Best of Show Cookies and Brownies - Youth ages 14 to

18 02 - Snicker Doodle Ingle, Allison Covington 1 Cookies and Brownies Youth ages 14 to 18 03 Non-Iced Chocolate Brownies Snyder, Emily Troy 2 Cookies and Brownies Youth ages 14 to 18 03 Non-Iced Chocolate Brownies Ingle, Allison Covington 1 Cookies and Brownies Youth ages 14 to 18 04 Iced Chocolate Brownies Gasson, Katelyn Covington 2 Cookies and Brownies - Youth ages 14 to 18 04 - Iced Chocolate Brownies Rindler, Kelly Troy 3 Cookies and Brownies Youth ages 14 to 18 04 Iced Chocolate Brownies Shuman, Marcia Piqua 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 01 - Butterscotch Cookies Cress, Alison Miamisburg 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 02 - Sugar Daniel, Laura Troy 2 Cookies and Brownies Adult 02 - Sugar Parke, Cindy Piqua 3 Cookies and Brownies Adult 02 - Sugar Burns, Laura Piqua 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 03 - Oatmeal Parke, Cindy Piqua 2 Cookies and Brownies Adult 03 - Oatmeal Butts, Judy Tipp City 3 Cookies and Brownies Adult 03 - Oatmeal Harbison, Kimberly Tipp City 1 Cookies and Brownies - Adult 04 - Chocolate Cookies Butts, Judy Tipp City 2 Cookies and Brownies Adult 04 - Chocolate Cookies Quinter, Andrea Piqua 3 Cookies and Brownies Adult 04 - Chocolate Cookies Borderging, Pat Troy 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 05 - Peanut Butter Cookies Ryman, Cindy Troy 2 Cookies and Brownies Adult 05 - Peanut Butter Cookies Rapp, Bonnie Piqua 3 Cookies and Brownies Adult 05 - Peanut Butter Cookies Stager, Nancy Troy 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 06 - Chocolate Chip Cookies Carson, Barb Conover 2 Cookies and Brownies Adult 06 - Chocolate Chip Cookies Ryman, Cindy Troy 3 Cookies and Brownies Adult 06 - Chocolate Chip Cookies Quinter, Andrea Piqua 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 07 - Bar Cookies Knight, Joyce Casstown 2 Cookies and Brownies Adult 07 - Bar Cookies Hafer, Marcia Fletcher 3 Cookies and Brownies Adult 07 - Bar Cookies Butts, Judy Tipp City 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 08 - Christmas Cookies Burns, Laura Piqua 2 Cookies and Brownies Adult 08 - Christmas Cookies Carson, Barb Conover 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 09 - Filled Cookies Hornberger, Patty Troy 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 11 - Non-iced chocolate brownies McCartan, Maureen

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Brookville 2 Cookies and Brownies - Adult 11 - Noniced chocolate brownies Neves, Viola Piqua 3 Cookies and Brownies Adult 11 - Non-iced chocolate brownies Payne, Lelah Troy 1 Best of Show Cookies and Brownies - Adult 12 - Iced Chocolate brownies Butts, Judy Tipp City 2 Cookies and Brownies Adult 12 - Iced Chocolate brownies Trick, Julie Tipp City 3 Cookies and Brownies Adult 12 - Iced Chocolate brownies Hafer, Marcia Fletcher 1 Cookies and Brownies Adult 13 - Any other cookies and brownies (properly named) Payne, Lelah Troy 2 Cookies and Brownies Adult 13 - Any other cookies and brownies (properly named) Schmackers, Gabrielle Pleasant Hill 1 Cookie Platter Butts, Judy Tipp City 1 Best of Show Cookie Platter 01 - Cookie Platter, assortment of 6 different varieties, Platter must include 2 of each variety Timko, Nicole Covington 2 Cookie Platter 01 - Cookie Platter, assortment of 6 different varieties, Platter must include 2 of each variety Burns, Laura Piqua 3 Cookie Platter 01 - Cookie Platter, assortment of 6 different varieties, Platter must include 2 of each variety Daniel, Laura Troy 2 Candy Platter 01 - Candy Platter, assortment of 4 different varieties, platter must include 2 of each variety Quinton, Kay Troy 1 Candies 01 - Chocolate Fudge, cooked Weldy, Shary Fletcher 2 Candies 01 - Chocolate Fudge, cooked Furrow, Josh Casstown 1 Candies 02 - Peanut Butter Fudge Quinton, Kay Troy 2 Candies 02 - Peanut Butter Fudge Shuman, Marcia Piqua 3 Candies 02 - Peanut Butter Fudge Butts, Judy Tipp City 1 Candies 03 - Peanut Brittle Pruitt, Meredith Troy 2 Candies 03 - Peanut Brittle Quinton, Kay Troy 2 Candies 04 - Buckeyes Shuman, Marcia Piqua 2 Candies 05 - Caramels Weldy, Amber Troy 1 Best of Show Candies 06 - Other, properly named Hafer, Marcia Fletcher 2 Candies 06 - Other, properly named Fairchild, Lisa West Milton 3 Candies 06 - Other, properly named Wills, Mackenzie New Carlisle 1 Best of Show Buttercream Decorated Cakes - Adult 03 - Any other variety - properly named McCartan, Maureen Brookville 2 Buttercream Decorated Cakes - Adult 03 Any other variety - properly named Daniel, Laura Troy 1 Be Creative with Cereal 01 any, size limited to 14 in x 14 in x 8 in Rapp, Bonnie Piqua 2 Be Creative with Cereal 01 any, size limited to 14 in x 14 in x 8 in


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Miami County couples who have been married 50 years or longer gathered at the 2012 Miami County Fair on Wednesday for the annual anniversary photo. The couples are pictured with the town they reside and how many years they have been married. Row 1, from left to right: Herbert and Peg Wilhelm of Casstown, 61; Merle and Ethel Besecker of Covington, 61; Reva and Victor Batdorf of Covington, 65; Norman and Betty Reeder of West Milton, 53; Walter and Phyllis Felver of Piqua, 56; Dick and Emma Pearson of Fletcher, 64; Lou Havenar of Piqua, 63; Roger and Judy Fetters of Laura, 57; and Karen and Ed McMaken of Piqua, 50. Row 2: Charles and Marilyn Rasor of Troy, 57; Harold and Minnie Stover of Covington, 52; Richard and JoAnn Mote of Troy, 63; Al and Joy Mader of Troy, 63; Herb and Shirley Gantt of Piqua, 59; Ivan and Ruby Renner of Pleasant Hill, 60; Dale and Esther Spitler of Troy, 62; Royce and Virginia Kinney of Pleasant Hill, 56; Lila and Bill White of West Milton, 50; Gertrude and Harry Wray of Casstown, 61; Nancy and Roger Kirk of Casstown, 61; Dolores and Bill Shively of Fletcher, 59; Carl and Lois Reck of Covington, 57; Terri and Terry Brown of Laura, 50; Raynell and Richard Ording of Bradford, 50; Carol and Glenn Devers of Piqua, 51; Miriam and Robert Davis of Piqua, 57; Bob and Norma Karnehm of Conover, 56; and Flo and Gene Brown of Troy, 55. Row 3: Norman and Virginia Wolfe of Troy, 53; Duane and Phyllis Rapp of Covington, 56; Rita and Kenny Beard of West Milton, 53; JoAnne and Fred Heffelfinger of Piqua, 52; Tom and Dolores Karns of Laura, 61; Andy and Donna Jackson of Troy, 61; Charles and Camilla Herkins of West Milton, 54; Dick and Jean Phillips, Troy, 57; Harold and Ruby Swank of Troy, 66; Wayne and Barbara Mullen of Conover, 67; Bob and Joan Fosnight of Covington, 59; Bob and Janet DeMoss of Bradford, 60; Bill and Nancy Willis of Pleasant Hill, 56; Ron and Rosalie Youngo of Piqua, 56; Jim and Connie Davis of Urbana, 54; Loretta and Danny Birt of Piqua, 51; and Evelyn and Bob Holfinger of Covington, 59. Row 4: Bill and Mary Ann Cusac of Troy 62; Don and Nancy Mack of Bradford. 52; Ray and Lillian Holmes of Troy, 60; Curt and Bev Beckner of Troy, 52; Lowell and Carolyn Jess of Pleasant Hill, 62; Carl and Katie Thomas of Piqua, 57; Harry and Bernice Davis of Covington, 60; Fred and Lois Scheaffer of West Milton, 63; John and Charlyene DeWitt of Piqua, 50; George and Velma Custer of Tipp City, 60; Mike and Carol Enos of Tipp City, 52; Gene and Aundalee Wintrow of Piqua, 51; Charles and AnnaBelle Besecker of Pleasant Hill, 57; Frank and Betty Bair of Casstown, 67; and Max and Carol Current of Troy, 50. Row 5: John and Norma Gillfillan of Conover, 61; James and Polly McMaken of Covington, 54; Pat and Richard Roeth of Troy, 55; Doug and Carol Laughman of Conover, 51; Glen and Pat Honeyman of Troy, 54; Harold and Alyce Alexander of Troy, 53; Albert and Mary Frantom of Tipp City, 57; Kenneth and Lucille Kauffman of West Milton, 64; Dwane and Lois Northup of Troy, 57; Harley and Marilyn Dunn of Piqua, 51; Gerald and Carol Hensley of Troy, 50; Charles and Marcia Nessle of Bethel Township, 53; and Harold and Jean Melvin of Troy, 62. Row 6: Sue and Alan Twehues of Tipp City, 58; Jim and Wanda Mason of Bethel Township, 53; Nancy and Marion Cromes of Pleasant Hill, 56; Paul and Betty Cromes of Piqua, 59; Carol and Bruce Hogston of Piqua, 50; Bob and Boots Francis of Piqua, 58; Don and Betty Littlejohn of Troy, 61; Glenna and Roger Rasor of Tipp City, 68; Arlene and Sterkel Coyne of Piqua, 54; Joan and Butch Neth of Piqua, 52; Bill and Susie Deaton of St. Paris, 51; Doris and John Tobias of Covington, 58; Arlene and Jim Snider of Piqua, 55; Don and Carol Gerlach of Piqua, 53; Mel and Marilyn Roeth of Piqua, 50; Fred and Edna Bruns of Troy, 50; Fern and Marion Adams of Covington, 65; and Bob and Ruth Tilton of Piqua, 57.



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