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LeDoux’s moving to downtown Troy that, by The Brig (118 E. Main) and the Bamboo Grill (116 E. Main). LeDoux’s restaurant is moving The move to downtown Troy. was confirmed LeDoux’s, a restaurant speThursday by cializing in Cajun cuisine and LeDoux’s owner located for the past several years Don LeDoux, on North County Road 25-A, has and Don Castle, signed a lease to move into 116CASTLE owner of 116-118 118 W. Main St. That building W. Main St. most recently was occupied by LeDoux has begun renovating the County Seat bar, and before BY RON OSBURN Staff Writer rosburn@tdnpublishing.com

Music ready for Fall Farm Fest Area families have a way to kick off the fall season with a local park this month. Lost Creek Reserve 2645 E. State Route 41 in Troy, is the setting for the Miami County Park District’s Fall Farm Fest. The event will be Oct. 8-9 and is the third year for the festival. Last year more than 9,000 people attended the two-day event. “We anticipate an even bigger turnout this year due to increased awareness and additional music programming,” Jerry Eldred executive director of the Miami County Park District, said. “Events like the Fall Farm Fest add to the exceptional quality of life in the Miami Valley. “

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Hayner set for celebration “Catch the Glow” will take place from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St. Family Fun Night is a celebration of the fall season and includes low light historic Hayner mansion tours and a display of the entries in the pumpkin carving contest. The event, which can be enjoyed by people of all ages, is free and open to the public. “Catch The Glow” on children’s faces as children and their families participate in activities in the Hayner art studio and courtyard. Activities include seasonal art projects, a pumpkin painting and decorating station and “The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow” will be performed at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. by the Theater IV theater group, in the ballroom.

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the 5,000-square-foot space across from the county courthouse and said he hopes to open “by Nov. 1, if not sooner.” He said he plans to continue specializing in Cajun cuisine, with a few new items. He said he is bringing “some” of his 20 employees to the downtown location, and eventually plans to employ about 40 workers. The County Seat, located in the former Brig space at 118 E. Main St., closed last week after being

open less than 9 months.The space next door at 116 E. Main has been vacant since the Bamboo Grill closed in 2009. LeDoux said his lease on North County Road 25-A has expired and he was excited to move downtown. “I love the traffic, the synergy that’s downtown. And this building has such character,” LeDoux said of the circa-1841 building, which at one time served as the

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Overfield Early Childhood Program Artist in Residence Michael Bashaw assists students including Gage Shafer with securing objects to a bamboo sound sculpture Thursday at the school. Overfield students have been constructing the sculpture with Bashaw all week and participating in improvisation sessions with musical instruments from other countries along with traditional instruments.

Ohio Attorney General’s Office and allows law enforcement to obtain information regarding criminals and crime related matters. OHLEG was introduced in 2003 and provides personal details on individuals. OHLEG provides information such as the name, address, Social Security number, physical description, age, a photo, driver’s license information, criminal record, a list of all vehicles registered to the individual in his or her lifetime, prison records, FBI numbers, sex offender status and other information. Information can be checked

The world of reading is getting a new set of wheels and soon the Troy-Miami County Library’s new Bookmobile will be headed to a neighborhood near you. The Troy Foundation recently awarded Troy-Miami County Public Library $50,000 to supplement funds saved by the library over the past decades to fund a new bookmobile. Because the library will be purchasing a “demo” bookmobile, the $150,000 price tag is significantly less than it could be. The base price of a new vehicle is $205,350. This vehicle will replace the current vehicle purchased in 1994. Both vehicles are from Farber Specialty Vehicles of Columbus and both are Extremely Low Floor (ELF) models, meaning they are lower to the ground and have a wide entrance door, making the vehicle accessible to those in wheelchairs. The new bookmobile will be 30 feet 6 inches long with a Ford F550 cab and controls. It is capable of carrying about 2,700 items. This vehicle was attractive to library officials because — with less than 1,000 miles — it is virtually new but significantly cheaper than a new vehicle. Since January 2010, the library has spent more than $16,000 to repair the 1994 bookmobile. “We are thrilled to be able to purchase a new bookmobile and grateful to the Troy Foundation for providing the additional funding needed,” said Rachelle Miller, library director. “We also acknowledge the vision of past board members and administrators for saving money toward a new vehicle over the past decades. The bookmobile has been a staple in Troy and the surrounding area since 1939.” This will be the library’s sixth bookmobile. The bookmobile’s target population includes underserved county residents: the frail elderly, multiple handicapped children, youth and adults; institutionalized residents; preschool children; and patrons living in neighborhoods and crossroads in remote areas of the county. Bookmobile stops include Troy Christian School, Bethel Schools, Miami East Schools, senior care facilities, and

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Shelby Co. sheriff indicted again BY KATHY LEESE Ohio Community Media editorial@tdnpublishing.com Shelby County Sheriff Dean Kimpel was indicted by a Shelby County grand jury Thursday on five charges relating to the alleged unauthorized use of a program designed to check the background of citizens in the course of official investigations. Kimpel was indicted on five felony counts of unauthorized use of the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) after the grand jury heard evidence in the case, said Miami County Prosecutor Gary Nasal, who is serving as a special

SIDNEY prosecutor. This makes the second time a grand jury has returned indictments against Kimpel in the past nine days. Kimpel, 57, of the Botkins area, was charged with misuse of OHLEG after he allegedly looked up background on a number of individuals for personal reasons not related to his duties as sheriff. Unauthorized use of OHLEG is a fifth-degree felony punishable by up to 12 months in jail on each charge. OHLEG is a secure webbased tool administered by the

Blood drive reaches 14 years as rivalry continues BY WILL E SANDERS Ohio Community Media wsanders@dailycall.com

Nothing gets one’s blood pumping more than a good, old-fashioned game of Complete weather football, especially the long-standing information on Page 9. rivalry between Piqua and Troy. And while the match-up is one of the Home Delivery: state’s longest rivalries, a tradition now in 335-5634 its 14th year also is something that has Classified Advertising: now become synonymously attached to (877) 844-8385 the game: the Piqua and Troy blood drive. The annual Community Blood Center (CBC) Troy-Piqua Blood Drive is once again being held this year in recognition 6 74825 22406 6 of “the Battle of the Miami” when Piqua

PIQUA travels 10 miles down the road next Friday for its rivalry game versus the Trojans in Troy Memorial Stadium. The blood drive is held at US Bank branches each year in both communities the week before the game. Troy had its blood drive last week, and those looking to donate blood at the Piqua US Bank, 200 N. College St., are invited to do so between noon and 6 p.m. Monday. OCM FILE PHOTO/MIKE ULLERY Last year, Piqua won the blood drive Community Blood Center employee Andrea Search, and this year the winning community will right, wraps the arm of Jason Durbin of Covington after he donated blood at the US Bank branch in Piqua last • See DRIVE on Page 2 year.

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• CONTINUED FROM A1 on OHLEG by using an individual’s address and can also provide detailed information about the individual’s neighbors. Because OHLEG is user specific and requires a password, searches by law enforcement officials are recorded and that information can be obtained through an audit. Those conducting the audit are able to determine whether OHLEG was accessed from a private computer IP address or a work-related computer to help determine possible misuse of the system. Nasal told the Sidney Daily News Thursday, “The essence of the allegations is the system was

The grain prices listed below are the closing prices of Thursday. Corn Month Price Change 6.3250 + 1.75 Sept O/N 11 6.1250 + 1.75 Jan 12 6.3100 + 1.75 O/N 12 5.3850 + 2.25 Beans Month Price Change Sept 11.8500 + 6.50 New Crop 11.6500 + 6.50 Jan 12 12.0100 + 5.75 S/O/N 12 11.6950 + 8.00 Wheat Month Price Change Sept 6.1400 + 15.50 Jan 12 6.3600 + 14.00 J/A 12 6.4000 + 13.25 You can find more information online at www.troyelevator.com.

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community/neighborhood sites. Stops include West Central Juvenile Detention Center, David L. Brown, the Elizabeth Township Community Center, RT Industries, Tip Top Farms, and several preschools and daycare centers, including head start facilities. For example, in March 2011, the bookmobile served 24 preschools/daycares; 5 senior care facili-

ties; three schools; eight special needs/special education groups; and 41 community neighborhood sites. The Outreach Services staff of two fulltime and one part-time person also assembled 16 teacher collections. Using their own vehicles, the Outreach Services department also provides delivery service of library materials to seniors who are unable to leave their residences, and currently serves 26 residents.

Drive • CONTINUED FROM A1 be announced before kickoff at the Oct. 7 Piqua-Troy game. Organizers of the blood drive, like Mark Pompilio, a CBC spokesperson, said the challenge is not just about community pride, but also saving lives. This marks the 14th year for the blood drive and US Bank has served as both host and sponsor during that time. Once the results of the blood drive are released, the bank will make a $1,000 donation for educational materials and equipment to the winning school. “US Bank is proud to assist these two awesome communities in this year’s competition,” said Pete Bardonaro, a US Bank district manager. “The great school and community spirit within these two cities fuels this outstanding event annually. There are only winners that stem from this competition, especially the many individuals whose well-being

will be impacted from this generous gift.” And, everyone who registers will receive a CBC “This is my Halloween costume — I’m a blood donor” T-shirt. The blood drive isn’t the only footballfueled event this week as area Goodwill stores in both communities will be battling against each other for donations for the non-profit. The Goodwill Stores Drive to Victory competition is a friendly competition held each week between two local high schools that battle off the field in a donation drive benefiting Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley. In Week 6 of the Victory Drive, Goodwill trailers will be at Piqua and Troy high schools to accept donations between Oct. 3-7. Donation trailers will be at each high school and at noon on Oct. 7, each one will be weighed. The school that has the most donations will be declared the winner. Fans are encouraged to donate clothing, household goods, computers and cars to help their school win.

Police: 3 soldiers admitted to Okla. home invasion LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Three soldiers from an Oklahoma Army post admitted under police questioning that they carried out a home invasion in which four people were shot and wounded, a detective said. The three Fort Sill soldiers — a fourth is charged with being their getaway driver — told investigators that they were at the home of a friend, Heather Smith, and that they told her they were going to rob her next-door neighbor’s, Lawton police Det. Brenna Alvarez said in a sworn affidavit filed Tuesday in Comanche County District Court. Pfcs. Kevon McLaren, 22, Richard Daly, 24, and Claude Byrd II, 27, each face conspiracy, robbery and kidnapping charges, and McLaren, who witnesses said fired the shots, faces additional charges of shooting

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with the intent to kill and burglary. A fourth soldier, Pfc. Jared Berman, 22, is accused of helping them flee and is charged with being an accessory. All four soldiers were being held in the Comanche County Jail — McLaren on $2 million bond, Daly and Byrd on $1 million each, and Berman on $45,000 bond. Online court records indicated that each of the soldiers pleaded not guilty to the charges on Tuesday before Special Judge Joe B. Reeves. Records indicate that none of the soldiers had attorneys. Smith, 20, was arrested Wednesday and is charged with lying to police and being an accessory after the fact. She pleaded not guilty Thursday during a hearing before Reeves, who set bond at $75,000, according to court records.

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Don LeDoux, owner of LeDoux’s Cajun restaurant, looks over plans for the interior of his new location at 116-118 W. Main St. on Thursday. LeDoux’s restaurant is moving from its location on North County Road 25-A to downtown Troy.

LeDoux’s • CONTINUED FROM A1 county courthouse. He said he heard the building was available from downtown business owner Patty Rose, who had unsuccessfully attempted to purchase it in a sheriff’s sale last year. The building went into foreclosure after The Brig went out of business in 2010 and owner David Kao defaulted on his $130,000 building loan with the city. Castle, who operates Castle Bail Bonds, which has a Troy office at 112 W. Main St., purchased the

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accessed for other than official purposes, i.e. (for) personal purposes.” “Two of the victims were law enforcement personnel,” Nasal said. “At present, I’m not releasing the identities of the victims.” Nasal said he expects this case will eventually go to trial. Kimpel was served with the indictments at the Shelby County Sheriff ’s Office Thursday afternoon. He was issued a summons to appear in Shelby County Common Pleas Court Wednesday at 10 a.m. for arraignment. Sheriff ’s Capt. Michael Eilerman served Kimpel with the indictments, according to court documents. On Sept. 20 Kimpel was indict-

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Park district opens reserve Newest park on Peterson Road For the Troy Daily News The Miami County Park District has officially opened its newest park, Farrington Reserve located at 1594 W. Peterson Road. The 27-acre park sits along the Great Miami River between Troy and Piqua and is easily accessed from both Interstate 75 and County Road 25-A. The park is a passive natural site beside the water’s edge with 2,500 feet of Great Miami River access. It offers excellent opportunities to boat, exercise and view wildlife along the river. It also provides visitors with a parking area and access to the Great Miami River Recreational Trail for biking and hiking. Eventually

TROY the park will provide an important link that connects the Troy and Piqua sections of the bikeway. At this time there is limited access to much of the park. “We thought the Farrington property would be a great addition to the park district because of its proximity to the Great Miami River,” Jerry Eldred, executive director for the Miami County Park District said. “It’s important to conserve land within the riparian corridor to protect water quality and wildlife habitat.” Wooded sections along rivers provide critical habitat for wildlife travel, food sources and migrating birds.

Farrington Reserve was acquired in 2009 with the assistance of a Clean Ohio Fund grant administered by the Ohio Public Works Commission. Clean Ohio funds were made available by the voters of the state of Ohio when they approved a bond issue that was set up to assist in the purchase of green space for the purpose of conservation and for the development of bike trails. Since the original passage of the first bond issue and continuation of the program through a second, the Miami County Park District has received numerous grants to provide the residents of Miami County with public parks and multiple sections of the Great Miami River Recreational Trail.

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Items from 2 p.m. Enter through troops overseas also will calendar Ferguson Drive to get in be collected at the event. items.You the main office doors. At 7 • BREAKFAST can send p.m., there is a casual OFFERED: The Covington adult-only gathering at your news by e-mail to Fire Department will offer a Frickers in the party room vallieu@tdnpublishing.com. pancake breakfast from 7behind the arcade. For 11 a.m. at the Covington more information, contact firehouse, 801 E. Broadway. Amita (Patel) Snyder at The menu will include all308-3564. you-can-eat pancakes with sausage and • RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale, orange drink or coffee and will feature by the United Methodist Women, will be Chris Cakes and his “flying flapjacks” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to Meals will be $5 for adults and $3 for noon Saturday at First Place Christian children 10 and under. Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy. Good • SHARE-A-MEAL: The First United used items and clothing will be for sale. Church of Christ, corner of Market and Proceeds will be used for mission work. Canal streets, Troy, will offer its monthly For more information, call the First United Share-A-Meal from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 Methodist Church at 335-2826. p.m. The meal will include a hot meal featuring ham, green beans with corn, glazed carrots, cake and beverages. TODAY Share-A-Meal, which is the first Saturday of each month, is a program to • FRIDAY DINNER: The Covington reach out to the community by providing VFW Post No. 4235, 173 N. High St., nourishing meals to anyone wishing to Covington, will offer dinner from 5-8 p.m. participate while giving them an opportuFor more information, call 753-1108. nity to socialize with others in the com• SEAFOOD DINNER: The Pleasant munity. Use the Canal Street entrance Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece where the church is handicapped accessible. fried fish dinner, 21-piece fried shrimp or • CHICKEN DINNER: The Miami a fish/shrimp combo with french fries and coleslaw for $6 from 6-7:30 p.m. Frog legs, County Women of the Moose will offer a chicken dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The when available, will be available for $10. meal will include broasted chicken, • ANTIOCH DONATIONS: Antioch baked potato, salad and roll. Shrine members — recognizable by their fez hats — will be taking donations in the SUNDAY Piqua area Friday and Saturday for the Childrens Hospital Fund. The Shrine has 22 hospitals they operate for medical care • LIFE CHAIN: The Miami County for any child under 18 years of age. Right to Life will offer its annual life chain Those with orthopaedic conditions, burns, from 2-3 p.m. near the courthouse and spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and stretching out along Main Street, Troy. palate may receive free care from the • BREAKFAST OFFERED: The largest pediatric sub-speciality health Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 care system in the world. If you want to W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer donate time to this cause, call Miami made-to-order breakfast from 8-10 a.m. County Shrine Club President Joe All items are a la carte. Look for stations Simpson at 335-7931. along Main Street distributing signs for • FISH DINNER: AMVETS Post No. 88, participants’ use. 3449 LeFevre Road, Troy, will offer an all• CHICKEN DINNER: The Casstown you-can-eat fish dinner from 5:30- 8 p.m. Volunteer Fire Department will offer a • GAME ROOM: The Troy Rec game chicken barbecue dinner from 11 a.m. to room will be open from 8-11 p.m. for stu2 p.m. at the firehouse, 4210 E. State dents in junior high, high school and sixth Route 55, Casstown. Dinners will be $7 grade at 11 N. Market St., Troy. There is and include half a chicken, coleslaw, no fee and snacks and drinks will be for applesauce, roll and chips. All proceeds sale. Students can enjoy ping pong, air go toward the upkeep of equipment. hockey, foosball, pool, video games, basketball, music and movies. MONDAY • FISH DINNER: The Sons of AMVETS will host an all-you-can-eat Alaskan pol• DINNER MEETING: The Altrusa lock dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Club of Troy will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the meal also will include french fries, Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. coleslaw and pudding for $7. Main St., for the monthly dinner business meeting. For more information, SATURDAY contact Tamara Baynard-Ganger, vice president, at 440-0320. • LUAU FUNDRAISER: A Troy Eagles Civic agendas annual fundraising luau will begin at 5 • Monroe Township Board of Trustees p.m. at the Eagles Farm, 2252 Troywill meet at 7 p.m. at the Township Urbana Road. The dinner will include Building. pulled pork, seasoned potatoes, green • The Tipp City Council will meet at beans, applesauce and a roll. The band 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center. Flashback will start at 7 p.m. All profits • The Piqua City Commission will will be donated to Partners in Hope and meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Riverside. Tickets are $10 each at the • The Troy City Council will meet at 7 door. For those who want to come just for p.m. in the meeting room in Council the band and not dinner, entertainment Chambers. only tickets are available after 6:30 p.m. • The Staunton Township Trustees will at the door for $6 each. There will be a meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Staunton 50/50 drawing, door prizes and raffles. Township building. • MEET THE OPOSSUM: Meet the • Covington Board of Public Affairs Virginia opossum from 2-3 p.m. at will meet at 4 p.m. in the Water Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Department office located at 123 W. Bend Road, Troy. The program is free and Wright St., Covington. open to the public. and building admis• The Potsdam Village Council will sion will apply. meet at 7 p.m. in the village offices. • COUPON COACHING: ClipShopShare will host a free coupon TUESDAY coaching class from 10 a.m. to noon at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. • HEALTH SEMINAR: A free health The class will teach basic couponing seminar will be at 7 p.m. at the Piqua and sale shopping. There is no child care Public Library, 116 W. High St., Piqua. and the class is open to those 16 and Participants will learn how to live older. healthier, with emphasis on how to • PRAYER BREAKFAST: The improve your blood pressure, lower choCommunity Men’s Prayer Breakfast will lesterol levels and lose weight. The presbegin at 7:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian entation will be given by trained facilitaChurch, 20 S. Walnut St., Troy. • SPAGHETTI DINNER: Troy Post No. tors, Leroy and Ann De Mange. • COUNCIL MEETING: The Troy 43 Baseball will offer an all-you-can-eat Literacy Council, serving all of Miami spaghetti dinner will be offered from 3County, will meet at 7 p.m. at the 7:30 p.m. at 622 S. Market St., Troy. The Hayner Cultural Center, Troy. Adults meal also will include a salad bar, drink seeking help with basic literacy or wish and dessert. Meals will be $6.75 for to learn English as a second language, adults and $4 for children 12 and and those interested in becoming tutors younger. All proceeds will benefit the can contact our message center at (937) Troy American Legion baseball. 660-3170. Your call will be returned. • PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The • EXPLORATION WALK: The Miami Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ, County Park District will have an adult one block west of the intersection of exploration walk at 9 a.m. at the Maple State Route 48 and State Route 718, Ridge entrance at Stillwater Prairie will hold its monthly pancake and Reserve, 10440 State Route 185, west sausage breakfast from 7:30-11 a.m. of main park entrance. Join John The cost is $4 for the standard adult Virgint as he shares the history of breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice, Maple Ridge and the maple sugaring and coffee, tea or milk. A deluxe breakprocess. For more information, visit the fast is available for $5 and includes park district’s website at www.miamiscrambled eggs. Children’s portions also countyparks.com.

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the choice to support or not support the unions. It is time to evaluate teachers on their merit, not their presence. I want to keep my job and if paying a little more in health insurance and in retirement will keep me employed, I am willing to make that sacrifice.

I will vote YES on State Issue 2, because I believe it will improve our educational system. I encourage my outstanding educator friends, and my fellow taxpayers, to do the same on Nov. 8.

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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” — First Amendment, U.S. Constitution

EDITORIAL ROUNDUP Chicago Sun-Times on No Child Left Behind: In 2001, President George W. Bush’s signature reform effort, the No Child Left Behind Act, became law with broad bipartisan support, its centerpiece a bold pledge to hold all students to high standards. The law, which President Barack Obama said he will dramatically alter in the coming months, requires annual student testing and sets a goal of bringing all American children, regardless of background or disability, to grade level in reading and math by 2014. An audacious and admirable goal, to be sure, one that focused attention on every student like never before. Under the law, schools are judged a success only if every group of students in the school, including poor students, racial groups and special-education students, meet testing targets that grow more difficult each year. That microscopic view has done wonders to focus America on its neediest students. But that laudable goal also has proved counterproductive and unworkable, leaving Obama and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan little choice but to rework it. Obama said he will offer waivers to states that want to opt out of key provisions of the No Child Act, including the mandate that all students reach proficiency by 2014. The waivers are in place of a scheduled 2007 update to the law that Congress has failed to produce. The waivers are reserved for states that will use rigorous “college and career standards” to set new “ambitious but achievable” testing goals, states willing to turn around their weakest schools and states willing to set guidelines for teacher and principal evaluations. This is not a retreat. We consider this No Child Left Behind, Part 2. The No Child law set the nation on the right course. But now we’re ready for the next step: A law that does more than identify the problem, a law that does a better job of moving education in America forward. The San Diego Union-Tribune on the IDEA Act: Of all the sad aspects of the stalemate over federal immigration policy, perhaps the worst is America’s failure to take advantage of the fact that so many talented entrepreneurs want to bring their invaluable skill sets to the U.S., which would immensely help our economy and create jobs — especially in the high-paying technology sector. The powerful boost that skilled immigrants provide the U.S. economy is a matter of record. Research shows 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies were started by immigrants or the children of immigrants. Immigrants founded or co-founded more than half of Silicon Valley startups. Given this history and the deep U.S. economic slump, the proposed Immigration Driving Entrepreneurship in America (IDEA) Act now being considered by Congress should be a slam dunk. The measure, co-sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, and Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., would: • Create a new EB-1 green card category for holders of advanced degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields from top universities. The wages they are paid must be as good as or better than those paid to holders of similar jobs. • Create a new green card category for entrepreneurs who have investors prepared to supply at least $500,000 toward a new commercial enterprise; who can prove their new businesses have created at least three full-time jobs for U.S. workers; or who meet other criteria. • Make it easier for the spouses and minor children of STEM-trained immigrants to receive visas to stay in the U.S. • Remove unnecessary hurdles that prevent companies from obtaining green cards for highly qualified potential employees. • Direct that hundreds of millions of dollars in fees paid by employers who file employment-based green card petitions for foreign workers be used to provide STEM scholarships to and improve STEM education for U.S. students. If history shows bringing in talented entrepreneurs triggers economic growth and creates new jobs — and it does — then why not seek out these individuals instead of forcing them to navigate an immigration system that often seems arbitrary or even capricious?

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Vote yes on Issue 2 To the Editor: As an Ohio educator, I followed the progress of Senate Bill 5 and now State Issue 2 very closely. It is time to give teachers

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There’s no place like home ... with your parents I hate to brag, but my 7 yearold son came up with this cute little ritual that I just love. Sometimes I have this tendency to lock myself in a room while I’m in the “depths of despair” or what my boss calls “deadline.” When the door is shut and goes unanswered, Evan will slip little notes under the door with words of adoration and good cheer. Oh, and sometimes requests for bread and water. But mainly just little boy love notes to his mother. I keep them all of course. We’ve been staying at this wonderful bed and breakfast as we wait on our house to get finished. So as I was furiously typing one evening this week, I heard the sound of a note slip under my door. Taking a quick break, I bent down to retrieve the letter: “Dear Honorary Guest, “We hope you have enjoyed your stay during your time with us. “We’ve noticed you’ve taken full advantage of our extensive continental breakfast buffet each day. We’re glad to know that our meal service has adequately met your needs. “Also, any feedback about our full-service laundry service is

Melanie Yingst Troy Daily News Columnist appreciated. You’ll also note that convenient parking, right by the entrance always is available during your stay. “Our staff has worked tirelessly to provide you, our guest, the most comfortable stay possible. It’s been our pleasure serving you. “Please take a few moments to answer a brief questionnaire about your stay so we may better serve your needs in the future. “As a reminder, upon your departure, please remember that all pillows, blankets and other items not bolted to the floor are not to be removed or additional charges may appear on your final account. “Love, Mom and Dad” Well, it’s nice to see that they figured out how to use their printer finally. Yes folks, for the last 150

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hours or more, I’ve moved back in with my parents for the first time in about a decade. I don’t think they missed me. Now that I think about it, there were never any signs of empty nest syndrome. I believe the Direct TV service was how they coped. If I can recall correctly, it was ordered right after the first tuition bills were mailed out in the fall of 2000. My mom has this wonderful giggle when something I say or do amuses her. I hear it every time I say these magic words: Why don’t we just move in and just stay here together? It makes her laugh every time. I understand that the last decade or so has led to a dramatic increase of young people in their 20s and 30s still living at home. My question is, Why would you do that to yourselves? Sure it’s free heat, food and access to all the comforts of home. But there is no such thing as a free lunch. These free amenities come with a cost. Like your social life! Gasp! No! I promise I don’t really belong here! The fact is, I’m 29 and I’m just trying to survive a week with my parents. My mother, a

postmaster in the tiny town of Christiansburg, is the nicest, sweetest lady of all time. There is not an evil bone in her body. I have no idea how I share 50 percent of her genes. She should be honored on a postal stamp. This is amusing since now she actually could be on a postal stamp since the United States Postal Service just announced that it is taking suggestions for living people to be stuck to pieces of mail. I guess they ran out of cool dead people? Well, Brenda deserves a postal stamp. She puts up with a lot. And there’s my dad. Well, at least this week I finally figured out where my art of colorful language originated. It dawned on me Tuesday when the electricians had cancelled two days in a row. I thought I was overhearing an old George Carlin sketch. All in all, my stay has been great — but I’m anxiously awaiting my new water softener. Oh, and I’m taking those pillows with me. And this blanket. And this DVD player. And some of those towels. Bed and breakfasts always have the nicest towels. “Twin” Melanie Yingst appears on Fridays in the Troy Daily News. Freeloader.

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — International forces in Afghanistan released new data Thursday showing violence trending downward in their favor, only a day after the U.N. reported considerably more clashes and other attacks per month than last year. The quick scheduling of the news conference to unveil the statistics underscored NATO’s sensitivity about how the war is perceived back home as the U.S. and other nations start to withdraw some forces with an eye toward pulling all combat troops out by the end of 2014. The new statistics show that insurgent attacks in the first eight months of the year were down 2 percent compared with the same period last year. The U.N. report, by contrast, found that the monthly average number of clashes and other attacks was running nearly 40 percent higher than last year. The U.N. study measured not only Taliban attacks but also assaults by NATO and Afghan forces on insurgents; it did not provide a breakdown between the two. The coalition cited methodological differences between the two surveys: The U.N. report counted a wide range of security incidents that the NATO report did not, including arrests and seizures of weapons caches. Nevertheless, both sets of figures confirm that Taliban fighters continue to display resilience despite U.S. claims of advances against the insurgents in their southern strongholds. The militants have opened new fronts in the

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Kathryn Sue Iddings Rolls, 59, of Columbia, S.C., died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2011, in Lexington, S.C. She is survived by her daughters, Amanda Rolls of Lexington, S.C., and Abby Rolls of ROLLS Lexington, S.C.; and by her two granddaughters, Devan and Kaylee Sampman. She also is survived by her mother, Betty L. (Kirchner) Iddings of Pleasant Hill; her sister Patty (Iddings) Deeter and brother-in-law Joe Deeter; and by her brother John Iddings and sis-

KATHRYN SUE IDDINGS ROLLS ter-in-law Kimberly (Lesch) Iddings. She was preceded in death by her father, Bruce Iddings of Pleasant Hill. Ms. Rolls was born Dec. 3, 1951, in Troy, and was a 1970 graduate of Newton High School. She had worked for the last 25 years in South Carolina in the healthcare field. A private service will be conducted at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Cancer Society.

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A soldier, part of the coalition forces, holds his weapon during a gun battle with Taliban militants in a building in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sept. 14.

said Victor Lira, civil defense director for Miranda state. He said five people suffered scrapes or trauma while the rest were treated for respiratory problems or high blood pressure. Lira said the engineer of the rear train died. President Hugo Chavez said he regretted the accident. He urged Venezuelans not to speculate about possible causes but to await the results of an investigation. “I lament the death of an employee, the driver of the train,” Chavez said. The injury toll was low in part because the trains that collided were almost empty, heading out of the capital as rush hour traffic flowed the other way, Lira said. He said one of those trains had about 40 passengers on board, while the other wasn’t carrying passengers. The train that managed to avoid the crash was filled with about 1,000 passengers.

with last year. Direct-fire attacks from insurgents fell by 30 percent in June through August compared to the same period last year. “The actual enemy-initiated attacks are down,” said German Brig. Gen. Carsten Jacobson, a spokesman for the coalition. “That is what we are observing as an indicator that actually violence trends are going down in our favor.” The coalition defines “enemy-initiated attacks” as all militant actions, such as direct and indirect fire, shooting at aircraft from the ground, roadside bombings and mine strikes. Potential or attempted attacks by militants are not included in this figure. Since May of this year,

the monthly number of these attacks has been lower than the same month in 2010, something not seen since 2007, the coalition said. Moreover, the coalition said that in 17 of the past 22 weeks, these attacks were lower than the same week of last year. “The important thing is that we are looking at a decrease overall in comparison to last year … with a higher number of troops” in the country, Jacobson said. Coalition officials at the briefing said the international force expected a 17 percent to 30 percent increase in insurgent-initiated attacks this year partly because of the 10,000 to 25,000 additional coalition forces and 60,000 more Afghan security forces compared with 2010.

Force veteran of World War II, member of American Legion Post No. 43, Troy and AARP. His hobbies were collecting baseball cards, playing golf, culinary arts and he was a member of the former Troy Bruins hockey team as a goalie. He retired in 2002 from automobile sales at Troy Ford, the Voss Auto Network of Dayton and Paul Sherry of Piqua after 58 years of service. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, with Pastor Dale Christian officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service (10-11 a.m.) the day of the service. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Troy. There will be a military service at the graveside by the Veterans Memorial Honor Guard of Troy. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.fisher-cheneyfuenralhome.com.

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Shane Christian Walker DAYTON — Shane Christian Walker, 36, of Dayton, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Kettering Hospital, Dayton. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton. • Admiral Dewey Ritter LOCKINGTON — Admiral Dewey Ritter, 79, of Lockington, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Upper Valley AP PHOTO Medical Center. Rescue workers remove the body of a passenger who His funeral arrangedied in a commuter train collision, near Charallave, out- ments are pending side of Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday. They were among about 3,000 people evacuated from the area, including about 2,000 who were aboard other trains not involved in the accident, officials said. Rescuers drove trucks atop the tracks into the tunnel to evacuate some of the passengers. Hundreds walked out of the tunnel on foot, and others rode on

small maintenance trains. About 100 people, most of them elderly people and children, were evacuated by helicopter. The government sent buses to carry passengers whose trains were blocked by the crash, adding to the normal traffic. The 25-mile (41-kilometer) train line carries about 60,000 passengers a day.

Model airplanes hit public radar BOSTON (AP) — Model airplanes are suddenly on the public’s radar as potential terrorist weapons. A 26year-old man from a Boston suburb was arrested Wednesday and accused of plotting to attack the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol with remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives. These are not balsa-wood-andrubber-band toys investigators are talking about. The FBI said Rezwan Ferdaus hoped to use military-jet replicas, 5 to 7 1/2 feet long, guided by GPS devices and capable of speeds over 100 mph. Federal officials have long been aware of the possibility someone might try to use such planes as weapons, but there are no restrictions on their purchase — Ferdaus is said to have bought his over the Internet. Counterterrorism experts and model-aircraft hobbyists said it would be nearly impossible to inflict

CASSTOWN — Robert J. Schimp, 87, of Casstown, Ohio, passed away at 10:07 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. He was born Jan. 8, 1924, in Piqua. He was married to Beverlee Ann (Seabold ) Schimp on June 13, 1953; and she passed away Jan. 21, 2006. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl Ann and James Lewis, of Casstown. He also is survived by several grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Glenn Michael Schimp and Robert Jay Schimp; grandson, John Wayne “Duke” Lewis; three sisters, Lucille Hemmert, Catherine Scheer and Ruby Martzall. Robert was a graduate of the Fairmont High School of Dayton. He was an Army Air

large-scale damage of the sort Ferdaus allegedly envisioned using model planes. The aircraft are too small, can’t carry enough explosives and are too tricky to fly, they said. “The idea of pushing a button and this thing diving into the Pentagon is kind of a joke, actually,” said Greg Hahn, technical director of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. Rick Nelson, a former Navy helicopter pilot who is now a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said Ferdaus would have had to hit a window or other vulnerable area to maximize damage, and that would have taken precision flying. “Flying a remote-controlled plane isn’t as easy as it actually looks, and then to put an explosive on it and have that explosive detonate at the time and place that you want it add to the difficulty of actually doing it,” he said. Ferdaus, a Muslim American from

Ashland, was arrested after federal agents posing as al-Qaida members delivered what he believed was 24 pounds of C-4 explosive, authorities said. He was charged with attempting to damage or destroy a federal building with explosives. A federal affidavit claims he began planning “jihad” against the U.S. in early 2010 after becoming convinced through jihadi websites and videos that America was evil. Ferdaus had a physics degree from Northeastern University and enjoyed “taking stuff apart” and “learning on my own,” according to court papers. The model planes Ferdaus eyed were the F-4 Phantom and the F-86 Sabre, small-scale versions of military jets, investigators said. The F-4 is the more expensive of the two, at up to $20,000, Hahn said. The F-86, one of which Ferdaus actually obtained, costs $6,000 to $10,000 new.

through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. • Mabel Adkins TROY — Mabel Adkins, 75, of Troy, passed away at 2:58 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. Arrangements are being handled by FisherCheney Funeral Home, Troy. • Earnie Philpot CENTERVILLE — Earnie Philpot, 82 of Centerville passed away on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Hospice of Dayton. Services are pending at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home,West Milton.

DEATH OF NATIONAL INTEREST • Phillip Matthew Hannan NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Phillip Matthew Hannan, the former New Orleans archbishop who sought to console a grieving nation with his eulogy for John F. Kennedy and who served more than three decades as the popular leader of his Roman Catholic archdiocese, has died on the 47th anniversary of his ordination. The 98-year-old clergyman, who was in declining health for years, died peacefully before dawn Thursday. Hannan’s body will lie in state at New Orleans Notre Dame seminary for three days starting Monday followed by a funeral mass Thursday afternoon at St. Louis Cathedral here. Hannan was assigned to

New Orleans in 1965 from Washington, where he had been an auxiliary bishop since 1956. When he went to inspect his future haunts at the ancient St. Louis Cathedral — in the riotous French Quarter teeming with tourists, street musicians, mimes and tarot card readers — he showed his unique humor as a churchman. “This is the only city where an archbishop can walk into his cathedral while a band outside in Jackson Square is playing ‘When the Saints Go Marching In,’” he famously quipped. Hannan was the 11th archbishop in New Orleans history and its most active, combining conservative politics with generous service to the poor.

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north and west and have stepped up attacks in the east, including high-profile suicide bombings inside the heavily secured capital, Kabul. That resilience renews questions about whether the Afghan government and its Western allies have a solid grip on security, and whether the Afghan forces can ever secure the nation by themselves. In a briefing at NATO headquarters in Kabul, the coalition said the Taliban were relying more on roadside bombs to fight the war instead of shooting at better-armed international troops. Roadside bomb activity, which includes both explosions and attempted bombings, rose 25 percent in the eightmonth period compared

1 dead, about 30 hurt in train crash CHARALLAVE, Venezuela (AP) — Two commuter trains collided in a tunnel outside Caracas on Thursday, killing at least one person, injuring about 30 and leaving frightened passengers gasping for air in the dark, officials said. One train suddenly braked due to an apparent malfunction and another crashed into it from the rear, causing the first to derail, Transportation Minister Francisco Garces said on state television. Officials said a packed train coming in the opposite direction was able to stop before colliding with the others, averting a possible disaster. The crash apparently cut power in the tunnel between Caracas and the suburbs of Los Valles del Tuy. Passengers “remained inside the wagons without air conditioning and within the tunnel,” causing some to feel a sense of suffocation,

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For the Troy Daily News Area families have a way to kick off the fall season with a local park this month. Lost Creek Reserve 2645 E. State Route 41 in Troy is the setting for the Miami County Park District’s Fall Farm Fest. The event will be Oct. 8-9 and is the third year for the festival. Last year, more than 9,000 people attended the two day event. “We anticipate an even bigger turnout this year due to increased awareness and additional music programming,” Jerry Eldred executive director of the Miami County Park District, said. “Events like the Fall

TROY Farm Fest add to the exceptional quality of life in the Miami Valley. Thanks to the support of generous sponsors and our levy, we are able to offer this family friendly event to the public free of charge,” Eldred said. The festival offers music, food, hayrides, a scarecrow contest, children’s games, children’s pluck and strum music corner, demonstrations, vendors, display booths, farm animals, kiddie tractor pulls, a pumpkin patch, children’s crafts and more. This year the music portion of the festival has grown to include headliner

bands Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers and NewFound Road. NewFound Road will be performing at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 8 and Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers will be wrapping up the festival at 3:45 p.m. Oct. 9. There also will be 10 local and regional bands performing bluegrass/American acoustic/folk music over the course of the weekend. “We are so excited to have these nationally known bluegrass bands at our festival this year,” Eldred said. The concerts are free to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair because of limited seating. Guests won’t want to miss wagon rides around the farm. The route takes you

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show their talent and creativity by constructing a scarecrow. Last year there were more than 40 entered in the contest. Visitors are invited to vote for winners in several different categories such as funniest, best of show, best commercial and best noncommercial. This year we expect more than 50 area businesses to participate. There are plenty of activities for children at the Fall Farm Fest. New this year is the Scott Family McDonald’s Pluck and Strum area for children. This area is designed for children to try out different musical instruments periodically throughout the day and also make a musical craft. “We thought it would be nice for the children to try out some of the instruments that they see on stage,” Tama Cassidy, assistant program director for the Miami

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County Park District, said. “They can also make a basic musical instrument and play along with the bands.” The traditional children’s activities sponsored by Upper Valley Medical Center also will be available. “We have old fashioned games and crafts. Kids especially love the pony rides, rope making and pumpkin painting,” Cassidy said. Another big hit each year is a diddie tractor pull sponsored by Koenig Equipment where children can compete for trophies. A farm animal petting zoo is located in the bottom of 1832 historic bank barn for children to discover. On Sunday, a small flock of sheep will be kept in the bottom of the barn as they await the working sheep dog demonstration. While participants explore the working farm, they can see demonstrations on archery, how to harvest and make honey, how to weave cloth and how to make rope. Guests also can learn about organic farming methods currently in practice in the Lost Creek fields. There will be a self-guided tour of the Woodland Loop Trail for guests to take at their leisure. This is a tree ID trail that informs people about the different tree species located at the reserve. A handful of select vendors will be selling everything from food to artwork. For more information on the Fall Farm Fest, visit www.miamicountyparks.com or call 335-6273.

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“Catch the Glow” will take place from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 22 at the TroyHayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St. Family Fun Night is a celebration of the fall season and includes low light historic Hayner mansion tours and a display of the entries in the pumpkin carving contest. The event, which can be enjoyed by people of all ages, is free and open to the public. “Catch The Glow” on children’s faces as children and their families participate in activities in the Hayner art studio and courtyard. Activities will include seasonal art projects, a pumpkin painting and decorating station and The “Legend Of Sleepy Hollow” will be performed at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. by the Theater IV theater group in the ballroom. Free tickets for the performances will be available at Hayner on the day of the show, seating is limited. “Catch The Glow” from Hayner’s Pumpkin Carving Contest will be on the lawn of the Hayner Center starting at 6 p.m. with judging for the event at 6:30 p.m., Ribbons will be awarded between 6:457 p.m. for the “Best Master Carver,” “Best Junior Master Carver,” “Best Family Project Carving,” “Best Team Carving,” “Best Business Carving,” “Best Non Profit Carving” and “Best Team

Carving.” “Catch The Glow” from the “candlelit” Hayner mansion tour will highlight characters and events from the Troy area and the Hayner mansion’s past. The low light Hayner mansion tour will compliment and emphasize the architectural details of Troy¹s historic treasure and will also weave true stories and facts about the Hayner mansion and the people who lived and worked there around 1925. The Hayner mansion tour is free, but participants must register for this event in advance since space is limited, tours will be conducted starting at 6:30 p.m. To register for the Hayner mansion tour, visit www.troyhayner.com and click on “Catch The Glow” or stop by or call the TroyHayner Cultural Center at 335-0457 for registration information. Individuals, organizations and businesses are encouraged to participate in the pumpkin-carving contest. Free pumpkins will be provided by our event sponsor Fulton Farms for the first 100 contest registrations, with a limit of one pumpkin per person. Visit www.troyhayner.com and click on “Catch The Glow at the Hayner” or stop by the Troy-Hayner for registration and contest entry information.

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Sounds like you may have dodged a bullet this time around Dear Annie: I am a 67-year-old woman who has been deeply hurt. My husband died seven years ago, and I suffered deep depression. My psychiatrist told me to meet new people, so I did. I joined an expensive dating service, which was a disaster. Then I went to dinner with a girlfriend in an upscale nightclub. A good-looking fellow asked me to dance, and we clicked immediately. He was charming, adorable and could dance. I was smitten. Over the next two years, we traveled extensively, cooked together, went to the beach and had a lot in common. My family embraced him and was so happy for me. There were a few concerns, but they didn't seem important. He told me he'd been addicted to alcohol and tobacco, but stopped using both 30 years ago. Three weeks ago, he brought marijuana to my home and proceeded to smoke. I was appalled and told him to never bring it into my house again. He then proceeded to sneak it in the bathroom. He refused to quit and said if I want to see him, I'd have to go to his place. (His house is a wreck, and there is no place for me to sit.) We had an argument, and I haven't heard from him since. I am shocked that the man I loved is an addict. I will never accept having a pot smoker in my life. He claims he didn't lie about it, but I consider this a lie by omission. How could he do this after all our time together? — Hurt in Connecticut Dear Hurt: There were probably signs during your two years together, but people in love are prone to overlook red flags, especially if they are unfamiliar with the markings. We don't doubt that this man enjoyed your company, but his addiction comes first, and he isn't willing to give it up for you. We know you are hurting, but please know you also are lucky to have missed this train. Dear Annie: I am an amateur writer and publisher of a minority newspaper. It circulates all over the U.S., so I am becoming rather famous in my ethnic community. I often receive unsolicited newly published books in my native language. The authors ask me to write some words of praise for the book. Whenever possible, I give them the positive comments I feel they deserve. My question is, how do I respond if the book is not well written? Do I tell the author my true feelings or give no reply at all? I know how to respond in my culture, but since I have been living in the U.S., I think I should do "as in Rome." Please help. — Cultural Stranger Dear Stranger: You can respond with kind words that are not exactly praise ("You have clearly worked hard on this" or "I wish you the best of luck"), or you can tell the writer that you are too inundated with material to read everything, so sorry. However, although you are "in Rome," the people who write to you expect you to respond according to your own cultural norms, so you might want to reconsider. Dear Annie: This is for "No Pets, Please," whose friends and relatives insist on bringing their pets to her home. She should not worry for one second about saying the dogs are not welcome. I am an officer in a breed club and have raised and shown dogs for years. Dogs are welcome in my home, but if they are staying overnight, I request a crate and do the same with my dogs when I visit elsewhere. Every one of my dogs is a fourfooted child, but it would never occur to me to bring a dog to someone's home unless told he was invited. Part of being a responsible dog owner is recognizing that not everyone is as nuts as we are. — Owner, Handler Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

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Counting down to getting it done Dear Heloise: I love your column and read it every day! Thanks for making everyone’s life easier! My hint is psychological. When I have to do something repetitive, I count backward. I count down when I’m exercising, unloading hay or even doing housework. It seems easier to do that one last thing than doing the 10th sit-up or stacking the 10th bale of hay. Counting down really makes a job easier for me! Thanks. — Terri Wadsworth, via email Love it! You are right — it makes whatever you are doing more like a game. — Heloise SAFER PILLOWS Dear Heloise: Here is some-

Hints from Heloise Columnist thing that really helps during and after an illness. This is one that I have never seen you publish: Put your bed pillows in the dryer on high for about 5-10 minutes (Heloise here: 30 minutes is better) to eliminate germs, and spray with disinfectant spray after taking them out. This keeps them from reinfecting a child or others

with a sickness. As a mother of six, this really did help! — Peggy, via email TRAVEL HINT Dear Heloise: While driving across several states recently with young children, in an effort to get further faster, we stopped at a drive-thru restaurant for lunch one day. While trying to hand out food from the front seat and telling the kids to put napkins under the food to protect their clothing and the car seats, I had a thought: Next time we go on a car trip, I’ll pack an apron for each child to put on. All the food can sit in their laps, and as they eat, the crumbs will be collected in the apron! — Laura in Texas

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HOROSCOPE Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 Your earning potential continues to look encouraging in the next year, provided you don’t make any needless vocational alterations. You could lose out by making a careless switch. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Go out with friends and enjoy yourself socially, but don’t waste your money on frivolous pursuits. You’ll have a far better time getting value from what you spend. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Be careful not to take on more than you can comfortably complete. If you start a bunch of projects and finish none, there could be problems for a long time to come. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Maintaining a positive attitude not only boosts your disposition, it helps you be accepted by your peers. Harboring doubts or being moody causes you to worry about things that’ll never happen. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Find a way to nicely wiggle out of lending some money to a friend who has never repaid you for previous floaters. Your pocketbook could use the breather. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Hoping to impress someone by affecting pretentious mannerisms will only make you look phony. Relax and let your wonderful personality prevail. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Having an indiscreet conversation with a friend about things that should remain confidential could turn your secrets into common knowledge. Keep your own counsel. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Watch yourself so that you don’t snub someone or treat a person rudely just because you are envious of his or her achievements. You’ll get your chance to shine soon. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Strive to be decisive instead of wishy-washy or condescending, which only makes you look weak. A failure to take a firm position could both confuse and annoy your listeners. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — First seek out the proper instructions from an expert before using any unfamiliar tools or materials. You could get in trouble very quickly if you simply start throwing switches. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — If you have to associate with someone whom you know from experience is deceitful and underhanded, keep your guard up. People don’t easily change. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — So that you’re not construed as being rude and thoughtless, be mindful of any promises or appointments you’ve made. Oversights on your part will not easily be forgiven or forgotten. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You’ve heard it before: “Unless you have something nice and complimentary to say about a co-worker, don’t say anything at all.” This never gets old, unlike rude or nasty behavior. COPYRIGHT 2011 UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE, INC.

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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Friday, Sept. 30, the 273rd day of 2011. There are 92 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 30, 1955, actor James Dean, 24, was killed in a two-car collision near Cholame, Calif. On this date: • In 1777, the Continental Congress forced to flee in the face of advancing British forces moved to York, Pa.

• In 1791, Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute” premiered in Vienna, Austria. • In 1809, a treaty was signed by Indiana Territory Gov. William Henry Harrison and representatives of four Indian tribes under which the Indians sold some 3 million acres of land to be used for U.S. settlements. • In 1846, Boston dentist William Morton used ether as an anesthetic for the first time as he extracted an ulcerated tooth from merchant Eben Frost.

• In 1938, after co-signing the Munich Agreement allowing Nazi annexation of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain said, “I believe it is peace for our time.” • Today’s Birthdays: Nobel Peace Laureate Elie Wiesel (EL’ee vee-ZEHL’) is 83. Actress Angie Dickinson is 80. Singer Cissy Houston is 78. Singer Johnny Mathis is 76. Actor Len Cariou is 72. Singer Marilyn McCoo is 68.

ARTS BRIEFS Carmichael at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6-8 and at 3 p.m. Oct. 9. This comedy/ murder mystery will be presented at the TIPP CITY — The historic, remodeled overlook Corndrinkers will play at the Tipp Roller Mill Theater park facility at 444 N. at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Miami St. , West Milton. Corndrinkers is an old-time Admission is $8. For more information contact stringband that channels Jeanette McDaniel @ 335the sound and spirit of the 2554. “Golden Age” of country music — the 1920s and 1930s. The theater is at 225 Edison to E. Main St. Tipp City. host illusionist Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for students K-12. PIQUA — Edison For more information call Community College will 937-667-3696. host illusionist Leon Etienne at 7 p.m. Oct. 8, in the Edison Theater at the Piano concert Piqua Campus. Admission planned at Hayner is free to all and open to the public. TROY — The TroyHayner Center will host Three Classy Ladies Plus Street Fair planned One at 2 p.m. Sunday. The in Yellow Springs concert is presented free and is open to the public. YELLOW SPRINGS — For more information go to The Yellow Springs Street www.troyhayner.org or call Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8, in downtown 339-0457. Yellow Springs. There is no cost and there will be music, Show set in a beer garden, belly dancers and street performers. There West Milton will be free shuttle service with parking at Yellow WEST MILTON — The West Milton Players present Springs High School at East Enon and Dayton-Yellow 'Best Laid Plans' by Fred

Springs Road and Young’s Dairy. Additional parking in lots for donations. For more information call 937-7672686 or visit www.destinationyellowsprings.com.

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TROY — The TroyHayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St. will have beginning drawing classes for those 13-year-old and older. The class will be on Tuesdays beginning Oct. 11. The class will be from 7-8:30 p.m. and the fee is $65. Fees are due upon registration. Checks should be made payable to the instructor, Mary Bower. For more information visit www.troyhayner.org.

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COVINGTON, 2995 State Route 48 (between Pleasant Hill and Covington). Friday 9-4, Saturday 10-2. CLOTHING SALE! Women's regular and petite sizes, men's regular and tall sizes, shoes and accessories. LUDLOW FALLS, 7060 Horseshoe Bend Road (1 mile west of Brukner Nature Center). Saturday Only 9-5. Antiques! Oak bedroom set, crystal chandelier, Friendly Village china, wicker and much more.

PIQUA, 1024 Washington, October 7 & 8, Friday noon-?, Saturday, 9am-? Guns, tools, lawnmower, bicycle, kids weight set, old toys from 60's and 70's, modern toys, books, video tapes, Win98 computer, software, negative scanner, telescope, street signs, beer can collection, computer desk, recliners, old office supplies, rocking chair, book shelves, long dresser with mirror, TV, DVD player, and lots more. All items priced to sell. PIQUA, 1475 Hunter Court, Saturday only, 9am-1pm. Moving Sale! Power tools, books, glassware, collectibles, DVD's, clothes, bikes, Nautilus stationary bike (new), yard tools, and much more! PIQUA, 1640 Stockham Dr., Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday, 9am-4pm. Captain bed set, weight system, front loader washer and dryer, oak roll top desk, couch, table and chairs, antiques and more.

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TROY LAMINATING and COATING, a full service coater/ laminator of roll based goods, has 2 openings for: Experienced COATING OPERATORS Must be willing to work any shift and pass a background check and drug test. Send resume to: Human Resources 421 S. Union St. Troy, OH 45373 or fax to: (877)757-7544

Bruns General Contracting, Inc. seeking dynamic person for position of Part Time Accountant. Experience with payroll, payroll taxes, general auditing and accounting required. * Degreed candidate a plus.

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TELLER POSITION, Union Savings Bank has an opportunity for an immediate placement of a part time teller position in the Troy area. We are seeking a high energy, sales driven and service oriented individual with a professional demeanor and appearance. Position also requires excellent communication skills, reliability along with attention to detail and an aptitude for numbers. Cash handling experience preferred but not required. Hours will vary and will include Saturday commitments. Contact Julie. Union Savings Bank. jdixon@usavingsbank.com.

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PIQUA, 2140 Navajo Trail, 3 bedroom townhouse, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage, 1850 square feet, $975 month, one month's deposit. Available Sept. 15. (937)335-9096.

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(937)216-5806 EversRealty.net 2 BEDROOM luxury townhouse for rent in Piqua, $540 monthly. (937)985-1661 2 CAR garage, 2.5 baths, 2 bedroom. Kitchen appliances, dining room, laundry. Great area! $885. (937)335-5440 3 BEDROOM townhouse with garage, fenced yard, $695 (877)272-8179 COUNTRY, Newly decorated 2 - 3 bedroom apartment. Rent based on some property maintenance. (937)339-4006 FIRST MONTH FREE! 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms Call for availability attached garages Easy access to I-75 (937)335-6690

PIQUA. Pets welcomed, on Jill Ct. 2 bedroom, CA/ heat, washer/ dryer hook-up, appliances including dishwasher. $495/ month plus deposit. (937)418-1060. SEEKING mature individual to share lovely home in Huber. $495. Utilities, cable, internet. Penny (937)671-4518 TIPP CITY. Luxury 2 bedroom, 1 car garage, C/A dishwasher, refrigerator, range, W/D hookup, cathedral ceiling. No pets. $650 monthly. (937)216-6408 TROY, Westbrook, 1/2 double, 3 bedroom. $700 month plus deposit. ALSO 1/2 double, 2 bedroom, $600 month + deposit. Non-smoking. No pets! Call for appointment, (513)478-9913

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The Bethel Township Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 11, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Township Meeting Room, 8735 S. Second St., Brandt, Tipp City, Ohio. The Bethel Township Board of Trustees will hear the following requests: Case ZA-01-11: Potential changes to Articles 1, 2, and 11 of the Bethel Township Zoning Resolution.

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320 Houses for Rent

320 Houses for Rent

RETAIL SPACE in Tipp City, 1,000 square feet, excellent location, long lease available. $ 4 7 5 / m o n t h . (937)667-6055

BRADFORD & PIQUA, 1 Bedroom houses, and apartment for rent, (937)773-2829 after 2pm

TROY For rent 2506 Inverness. 3 bedroom 1 bath, fenced yard, AC, Rent $715 monthly. For sale $88,900. Payment $700 per month. Owner financing. Will Co-Op. (937)239-1864 Visit Miamicountyproperties.com

RETAIL Store for rent, 16 North Market, Troy, $650+ deposit, references. ( 9 3 7 ) 7 7 8 - 8 4 2 7 (937)214-3200 Available 10/1/2011

PIQUA, Parkridge Place. Roomy 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, central air, washer/ dryer stackable, $500. (419)629-3569.

The above applications, site plans and pertinent information are on file at the Township Building, 8735 S. Second St., Brandt, Tipp City, Ohio and available for public inspection weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

TIPP/ TROY, new: carpet, tile, appliances, ceiling fans, lighting! SUPER CLEAN! A must see! No dogs. $525 (937)545-4513.

Bethel Township Board of Trustees Andy Ehrhart, Director of Planning & Zoning 9/30/2011

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320 Houses for Rent 1355 SURREY, Troy, Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, with garage, $893 monthly, (937)573-6917 1604 BROOKPARK, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, gas heat, AC, small patio, no pets, (937)506-8319. 3 BEDROOM, 2 full bath, central air, with appliances and garage. ( 9 3 7 ) 4 9 2 - 8 6 7 4 10:30am-6pm

OUTSIDE PIQUA, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, all appliances, fireplace. Electric, cable, trash included. Must pay for propane. $700 month, $700 deposit. (937)657-8023 PIQUA, 117 South Roosevelt, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, $450 monthly or $110 weekly. (937)778-8093

TROY, Terrific Area! Lovely 2 Bedroom duplex. 2 car garage, 2 bath, appliances, laundry. $785 (937)335-5440

PIQUA, 612 Robinson, 2 bedroom. Washer/ dryer hookup, air conditioning, Nicklin school. $530 month. (419)394-8509

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919 BROADWAY, Piqua. Newly remodeled, large 1 bedroom house, $433 monthly (937)573-6917

TROY - nice, newer 1/2 duplex home. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, no pets, (937)875-0595.

TROY, House for rent in King's Chapel. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 car garage, fenced yard, all appliances, available immediately. $690 month. (937)335-1825

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 09-807 CitiMortgage, Inc. successor by merger to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc. vs. Johnny Casey, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on November 2, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Bethel, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: A01-083407 Also known as: 6530 Pisgah Road, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Eighty Seven Thousand and 00/100 ($87,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Erin M. Laurito, Attorney 2222366 9/30, 10/7, 10/14-2011

525 Computer/Electric/Office COMPUTER SET, Windows XP, loaded, CDROM, DSL Internet, USB. 90 day warranty on parts, $100. (937)339-2347.

535 Farm Supplies/Equipment WANTED: Used motor oil for farm shop furnace. (937)295-2899

545 Firewood/Fuel

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TIPP/TROY, 3 bedroom duplex, 2 baths, spacious, refrigerator/ stove, garage, Close to I-75. $850. (937)470-3794

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(937)673-1821 TROY, 2 bedrooms, quiet cul-de-sac, 3470 Lilac Lane, Apt. A. NO PETS! $475/month. Metro accepted. (937)603-1645

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FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up. (937)596-6622 or (937)726-2780 SEASONED FIREWOOD, $150 cord, $80 half cord, stacking extra. Miami County deliveries only. (937)339-2012 SEASONED FIREWOOD for sale. $135 delivered. (937)638-6950

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 10-844 PNC Mortgage, a Division of PNC Bank, N.A. as successor in Interest by merger to National City Bank vs. Eric R. Sumpter, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on November 2, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Huber Heights, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: P48-000303 Also known as: 5002 Country Park Drive, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Eighty Nine Thousand and 00/100 ($189,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Canice J. Fogarty, Attorney 2222364 9/30, 10/7, 10/14-2011

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545 Firewood/Fuel

560 Home Furnishings

560 Home Furnishings

560 Home Furnishings

577 Miscellaneous

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SEASONED FIREWOOD $160 per cord. Stacking extra, $125 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service (937)753-1047

BED, Craftmatic type, paid (no mattress) $1100 in 2008, asking $300. Excellent condition. (937)418-1562

QUEEN ANNE TABLE, Solid wood, drop leaf, claw legs with chairs. Traditional buffet, wood and glass doors, halogen lights. $699 (937)339-2716

ROCKING CHAIR, table, 4 chairs, end table with drawers, entertainment center, free standing oak closet, race car toddler bed with mattress. (937)335-8548

BIG SCREEN TV, 45" MITSUBISHI. Good condition, great picture. $500 OBO (937)216-0106

REWARD for the return of iron kettle with stand from 614 West High Street. (937)778-8427 or (937)214-0884

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 10-978 Unity National Bank vs. Bradley A. Renner, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on October 26, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Village of Pleasant Hill, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: I26-001310 Also known as: 205 West High Street, Pleasant Hill, Ohio 45359 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Min. Bid: Twenty Thousand and 00/100 ($20,000.00) Dollars. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Dale G. Davis, Attorney 9/23, 9/30, 10/7-2011

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-477 CitiBank, N.A., as Trustee for the Holders of the First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2005-FF12 vs. David E. Thompson, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on October 26, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Newton, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: I20-009420 Prior Deed Reference: General Warranty Deed, Volume 765, page 512, Instrument #433700 Also known as: 10873 Horseshoe Bend Road, Laura, Ohio 45337 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Thirty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($135,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Robert R. Hoose, Attorney 9/23, 9/30, 10/7-2011

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 09-653 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP vs. Sammy G. Atkins, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on October 19, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: D08-053110 Also known as: 1057 Linwood Drive, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Eighty Thousand and 00/100 ($80,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Jeffrey R. Jinkens, Attorney 9/16, 9/23, 9/30-2011

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 10-1141 Union Savings Bank vs. Charles I. Renner, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on October 26, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Village of Pleasant Hill, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: I26-000830 Also known as: 10 Walnut Street, Pleasant Hill, Ohio 45359 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Fifty Four Thousand and 00/100 ($54,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Santina O. VanZant, Attorney 9/23, 9/30, 10/7-2011

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-441 BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP vs. Shirley Compton, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on October 19, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, county of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: D08-053710 Prior Deed Reference: Limited Warranty Deed, Book 786, page 251, filed July 18, 2007. Also known as: 1671 North Road, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Fifteen Thousand and 00/100 ($115,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Robert R. Hoose, Attorney 9/16, 9/23, 9/30-2011

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-445 PNC Bank, NA vs. Paul D. Garrett, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on October 19, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: D08-057983 Also known as: 2406 Waterford Drive, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Ninety Nine Thousand and 00/100 ($99,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Canice J. Fogarty, Attorney 9/16, 9/23, 9/30-2011

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 10-149 Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc. vs. William E. Smith, III., aka William E. Smith, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on October 19, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: D08-105244 Prior Deed Reference: General Warranty Deed, Book 772, page 755, filed June 9, 2006. Also known as: 2858 West Carriage Court, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Two Hundred Twenty Thousand and 00/100 ($220,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Robert R. Hoose, Attorney 9/16, 9/23, 9/30-2011

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-352 BAC Home Loans Servicing. LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing. LP vs. David Minton, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on October 19, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: D08-105260 Also known as: 3023 Parkwood Drive, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Two Hundred Thirty Thousand and 00/100 ($230,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. C. Scott Casterline, Attorney 9/16, 9/23, 9/30-2011

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-161 United States of America vs. Angie R. Parson, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on October 26, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Village of West Milton, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: L39-012259 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 784, page 265n on May 22, 2007 in Miami County records. Also known as: 416 Park Avenue, West Milton, Ohio 45383 All taxes and assessments that appear on the Tax Duplicate filed with the Miami County Treasurer will be deducted from proceeds from the sale. This includes taxes and assessments for all prior years yet unpaid and delinquent tax amounts. The successful bidder will be responsible for any subsequent taxes or assessments that appear on said tax duplicate after the date of the sale of property. A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Nine Thousand and 00/100 ($49,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Stephen D. Miles, Attorney 9/23, 9/30, 10/7-2011 2220917

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 10-863 United States of America vs. Steven McDermott, Deceased, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on November 2, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Tipp City, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: G15-000070 Also known as: 114 North First Street, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 All taxes and assessments that appear on the Tax Duplicate filed with the Miami County Treasurer will be deducted from proceeds from the sale. This includes taxes and assessments for all prior years yet unpaid and delinquent tax amounts. The successful bidder will be responsible for any subsequent taxes or assessments that appear on said tax duplicate after the date of the sale of property. A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Eighty Seven Thousand and 00/100 ($87,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Stephen D. Miles, Attorney 2222360 9/30, 10/7, 10/14-2011

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CLOTHING, nice men's (L-XL), women's (size 9-10). (937)773-7504

BOXER PUPS, AKC fawn, 3 males, 2 females, tails docked, dew claws removed, dewormed, parents on site, ready 9/25. $325, (419)852-8361.

METAL. Wanting anything that contains metal. Will haul away for FREE. Call (937)451-1566 or (937)214-0861

SPRUCE TREES, Fresh dug Norway Spruce, White Pine, 3 feet-4feet $45-$60 each, planting available, (419)582-3505

DOG, mixed breed. Free to adult home. 14 months old. (937)524-2661

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GIANT SCHNAUZER, female, 9 months, shots up to date, spayed, microchipped, high energy dog! Indoor home only, fenced yard, $350, (937)710-4203.

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-359 Fifth Third Mortgage Company vs. Dorothy H. Davis, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on November 2, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Monroe, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: G14-001481 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 729, page 418 Also known as: 3180 Magnolia Drive, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Twenty Three Thousand and 00/100 ($123,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Jill L. Fealko, Attorney 2222357 9/30, 10/7, 10/14-2011 SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 08-646 The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Benefit of the Certificateholders, CWABS, Inc. Asset Backed certificates, Series 2007-5 vs. Mark Hussong, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on October 26, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Village of Pleasant Hill, County of Miami, and State of Ohio. Parcel Number: I26-000160 Also known as: 208 North Main Street, Pleasant Hill, Ohio 45359 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Eighty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($85,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Kevin L. Williams, Attorney 9/23, 9/30, 10/7-2011

KITTENS, Free to a good home, adorable. (937)440-0995

KITTENS, gorgeous! Tabbies, long haired and short haired. Charcoal and silver stripes. Also, orange & white, black & white and white & orange, 8 weeks old, $20 each, (937)473-2122

PUPPIES: Bichon Frise, Shi-chon, malti-poo, Carin Terrier, Schnoodle, Lhachon, Pug/Pom Mix. $100 and up. (419)925-4339

PUPPIES, Shihtzu, 5 weeks old, male multi color, female light brown, black. $200 each. Adorable & playful. Call Michelle at (937)830-0963

586 Sports and Recreation

TREADMILL, Precor 9.2S, very good condition. Displays: distance, time, speed, calories, incline, walking & running courses. Moving, must sell. $250. Call (937)570-8123.

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■ Volleyball

• SENIOR BUS: As in years past, there will be a bus service to away football games for Troy football fans ages 55 and older. For more information, call 335-7742. • BOWLING: Youth bowling leagues are now forming at Brel Aire Lanes in Piqua. The season starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, but please come at 9:30 a.m. to sign your kids up. For more information, call Craig Miller at 6150729. • SOFTBALL: Troy Junior High School will host softball tryouts at 11 a.m. Saturday at Market Street Diamond. For more information, call Nick Gwin at 271-6932. • BASEBALL: Troy Post 43 baseball will host its first all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner of the season from 37:30 p.m. Saturday at the Troy Post 43 Legion hall. The cost is $6.75 for adults or $4 for children under, and all proceeds go to Troy Post 43 legion baseball. The all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinners will now be on the first Saturday of each month. • SOCCER: The Troy High School boys and girls soccer teams are planning a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts fundraiser event at the Troy-Piqua football game this year. Players will be helping to sell 400 dozen glazed donuts for $5 per box at various exits as fans leave Troy Memorial Stadium after the Troy-Piqua game on Oct. 7. The proceeds will help pay for new soccer uniforms. • HOCKEY: Registrations are now being taken for the Troy Recreation Department Youth Hockey Initiation Program. The program is for beginning hockey players ages 5-8. It’s an instructional program focused on basic hockey skills and includes one practice per week beginning this week. Rental equipment is available through the Jr. Hockey Parents’ Association. Please contact the Recreation Department at (937) 3395145 for more information. Register online now at www.hobartarena.com/registration_ho bart_arena.html.

Indians win in war

Troy’s Jenna Selby puts down one of her 16 kills Thursday night against the Piqua Indians at Piqua High School. The Trojans needed to win for a share of the GWOC North title, but the Indians were able to hold them off in four games.

Troy battles back from 2-0, falls in 4 BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor jbrown@tdnpublishing.com After falling behind 2-0, Troy — needing a win to get a share of the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division title — fought back and gave Piqua everything it could handle. But Brooke Reinke — who the Trojan defense practically turned into a non-factor in the first three games — had the final word.

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■ Boys/Girls Golf

Staff Reports DAYTON — The MiltonUnion Bulldogs swept Northridge Thursday night, winning 25-18, 25-12, 25-13. “It’s our second round through the league now, and we have some important matches coming up,” Milton-Union coach Bill Ginn said. “We needed to get past this one and concentrate on winning the rest of our Buckeye Division matches.”

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TODAY Football Butler at Troy (7:30 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Bellefontaine (7:30 p.m.) Carlisle at Milton-Union (7:30 p.m.) Covington at Miami East (7:30 p.m.) Bethel at Twin Valley South (7:30 p.m.) Jefferson at Troy Christian (7:30 p.m.) Bradford at Tri-County North (7:30 p.m.) Piqua at Trotwood (7:30 p.m.) Lehman at Upper Scioto (7:30 p.m.) Boys Golf Piqua at Covington (3:15 p.m.)

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Bulldogs sweep Northridge

Troy senior Zack Rohr led the Trojans with an 84 at the Greater Western Ohio Conference postseason tournament Thursday at Beechwood Golf Course.

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Reinke had five kills and a block in the decisive forth game, including one on match point to give the Indians the league title — their first since a shared one in 2001 — with a 25-20, 25-17, 22-25, 25-23 victory Thursday. “It was tied 19-19, so it was basically a game to six points. It was a battle. It came down to who could make the better plays

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SATURDAY Boys Golf Tippecanoe at Butler Invite (TBA) Wayne at Tippecanoe (7 p.m.) Boys Soccer Milton-Union at Tecumseh (2:30 p.m.) Dayton Christian at Bethel (7 p.m.) Lehman at Yellow Springs (1 p.m.) Girls Soccer Wayne at Tippecanoe (5 p.m.) Miami East at Piqua (2 p.m.) Lehman at Yellow Springs (11 a.m.) Tennis Troy, Piqua at GWOC (TBA) Volleyball Covington at Jackson Center (10 a.m.) Newton/Riverside at Houston (9 a.m.) Cross Country Troy, Tippecanoe, Milton-Union, Miami East, Covington, Bethel, Newton, Piqua at Miami County Invite (at Lowry Complex) (9 a.m.) Lehman at Botkins Invite (10 a.m.)

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Butler bests Troy for GWOC North title Staff Reports ARCANUM — The Troy Trojans entered Thursday with a slim lead over Butler. They left Beechwood wondering what had gone wrong. Troy shot a 352 Thursday at the Greater Western Ohio Conference postseason tournament — 34 strokes more than they shot at the preseason tournament — finishing 12th overall at Beechwood Golf Course and second in the GWOC North Division to the Aviators.

Milton-Union was led by Kinsey Douglas with eight kills and Michelle Richardson with seven kills. Kate Nealeigh had 10 assists and five service aces for the match. The Bulldogs rest until next Thursday when they host the Madison Mohawks in what will be the last volleyball match in Milton-Union’s current high

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Devils top Arrows Staff Reports Tippecanoe officially defeated Tecumseh 4-0 Thursday — but one match was still in progress when rain halted the proceedings. At first singles, Sierra Nellessen was leading Taylor Culbertson 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 when the match was suspended due to rain. Play will continue Saturday at Schroeder Tennis Center at 10 a.m.

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“We didn’t play as well as we would’ve hoped,” Troy coach Ty Mercer said. “The kids tried hard, but it wasn’t meant to be. “We’ve been an 18-hole team all year, but this was our worst 18-hole score of the year. It just came at an inopportune time.” Senior Zack Rohr led the Trojans with an 84 and Connor Super shot an 86 — the only two Trojans below 90. Kaleb Tittle and Mason Riemer both shot 91, Cam Weaver added 93 and Dalton Cascaden shot 94. At the preseason tournament, three Trojans were under 80 and two under 85 for a fourth-place 318. Troy’s Dalton Cascaden putts during the GWOC postseason tour-

■ See GOLF on 15 nament Thursday at Beechwood.

At second singles, Taylor Sutton defeated Sydney Back 60, 6-0. At third singles, Nadia Mahan defeated Amber Koepnick 6-1, 6-0. At first doubles, Katie Stenger and Katie Gross defeated Kaytlyn Boswell and Kylee Rodgers 6-1, 6-2. At second doubles, Nefeli Supinger and Kaede Fukada defeated Catie Gracy and Erica Johnson 6-1, 6-2. Tippecanoe (14-2) will travel to Tecumseh Monday to make up a rainout — but Fukada and Sutton both have sectional preliminary matches before then. Fukada faces Greenville at 4 p.m. today in Troy, and Sutton faces Northridge at 10 a.m. Saturday at Schroeder Tennis Center.

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Trojans can’t find offense in 3-0 loss Covington, East renew rivalry A big inter-county rivalry. The only two teams left unbeaten in league play. Two teams neck-and-neck in the race for the playoffs. Homecoming night. It’s no secret just how important tonight’s game will be when Covington travels to Miami East for the biggest Cross County Conference showdown of the year. See Page 18.

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SPRINGBORO — Trailing only 1-0 at the half, Troy had a chance to come back in the second. But Springboro (7-1-3) got a penalty kick early in the second half and tacked on one more insurance goal before lightning forced an early stoppage to the game in a 3-0 Trojan loss Thursday.

“They’re a good club, and we played on turf for the first time this year, as well. The weather didn’t help us any,” Troy coach Richard Phillips said. “We just couldn’t generate any offense tonight. We couldn’t put any passes together.” Troy returns home Tuesday for a key Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division

matchup against Butler. “It’s going to be a tough match,” Phillips said. “We need to get our passing game going. Tonight, we just couldn’t put anything together.” Bethel 6, Tri-Village 2 NEW MADISON — Kyle Hamlin and Joe Zimmerman each scored two goals, leading Bethel to a 6-2 victory on a wet night at Tri-Village. Hamlin added three assists

and Zimmerman had two, Carlos Panzardi and Tyler Banks each scored a goal and Will Gresham had an assist. “”It was a very strange night. The weather was definitely a factor,” Bethel coach Bob Hamlin said. “The wind and rain made the conditions kind of miserable, but both teams played through it.”

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■ CONTINUED FROM 14 “It was a tale of two nines today,” Mercer said. “One of our guys shot 41 on the front then turned around and shot 52 on the back. We had some solid nines, but we had a rough time on either the front or back — we couldn’t put 18 together.” Butler finished the postseason tournament fifth overall with 334 and Greenville was seventh with 338. Piqua was 10th with 346. Darrin Grove led the way with a 75, Brad Anderson shot 87, Brandon Bercott and Colin Lavey both shot 92 and Cody Congdon and Kenton Kiser both shot 94. Super and Rohr both earned spots on the AllGWOC North first team, Tittle was on the second team and Weaver was given honorable mention. Centerville won the overall title with a 294 and swept the top three individual spots. Austin Swipe was medalist with a 72 and Caleb Wolters and Taylor Holt both shot 73. Troy travels to Piqua Country Club for a trimatch against Piqua and Sidney on Monday before beginning Division I Sectional play Wednesday at Reid Park.

■ CONTINUED FROM 14 down the stretch,” Troy coach Michelle Owen said. “At the end, we were down 24-23. Brooke is a senior for them, she’s wanted this league title for a long time — and she found a way to get the ball down. Give credit to her.” Troy (11-7, 3-2), the defending GWOC North champion, lost a five-game match to Butler earlier in the season and needed Piqua to knock off the Aviators for a shot at a shared title. The Indians did just that — leaving the Trojans still needing a win head-to-head over Piqua. But the Indians (13-3, 5-0) won the first two games with strong serves, keeping Troy out of system for the first half of the match. And with Reinke not piling up offensive numbers, Shelby Vogler filled the void, picking up 10 kills and a block in the first two games alone — including scoring the final six Piqua points in Game 2 to bring the Indians one game away from an outright title. “We knew coming in what Piqua was going to try to do. It was just a matter of whether or not we could stop it,” Owen said. “At times we did a nice job, and at times we struggled to make the adjustments we needed to make.” But the Trojans were far from done. Troy’s defense stepped up — particularly in the front row — stuffing the Indians’ kill attempts back at them repeatedly. And when Piqua tried to go over the top or around the sides, the Trojans’ back row was there to make some amazing saves. But even with five kills from Jenna Selby — who finished with 16 kills on the night — the Trojans

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Troy’s Mason Riemer follows through on a shot Thursday at Beechwood Golf Course. • Girls Butler 181, Troy 201, Springfield 247 VANDALIA — Troy finished in the middle Thursday at Cassel Hills, shooting 201 to Butler’s 181 and Springfield’s 247.

Caitlin Dowling led Troy with a 47, Allison Brown shot 50, Caroline Elsass-Smith shot 51 and Yuki Watanabe shot 53. Troy begins sectional play Tuesday at Beavercreek.

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Soccer ■ CONTINUED FROM 14 Bethel (12-0, 5-0 Cross County Conference) hosts Dayton Christian Saturday. TV South 3, Miami East 1 WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Miami East Vikings traveled to Twin Valley South Thursday night to play in less than desirable weather conditions, falling 3-1. Ross Snodgrass scored the lone goal for Miami East in the 24th minute on an assist from Jake Miller. “Tonight was a tough loss due to weather not being on our side, but we kept possession for 80 percent of the game,” Miami East coach Michael Schumacher said. “I am pleased with the MillerSnodgrass connection. It was clicking on all cylinders. We were unlucky to not get more goals.”

The Vikings are back in action Monday with a rescheduled game against Fairlawn at 6 p.m. at home. • Girls Miami East 6, TV South 0 WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Vikings put Thursday’s game at Twin Valley South away early in the second half — before lightning and rain caused the game’s official early end — in a 6-0 victory in Cross County Conference play. “In the first half, we came out a little lethargic until late in the half,” Miami East coach Lil Carson said. “So I told the girls at halftime to step it up and show me how they wanted to finish the game. We came out and got three goals in the first six minutes of the second half.” Lindsay Roeth scored a pair of goals and had an

assist to lead the balanced Miami East attack. Chelsea Sherman had a goal and an assist, Katelyn Gardella, Montana Hahn and Taylor Young each scored a goal, Katrina Sutherly had two assists and Taylor Mitchell had an assist. Miami East (8-1-2, 5-0) travels to Piqua Saturday. Troy Christain 1, Bethel 1 BRANDT — Troy Christian tied Bethel 1-1 Thursday night at Bethel. Troy Christian went up 1-0 after Amanda Slone scored on a corner kick. Karli Riviello had a tremendous game in the goal with 15 saves. Maddie Ellerbrock tied the game up on a penalty kick with 10 minutes left. Troy Christian (8-0-3) hosts Anna Monday, while Bethel (3-8-1) travels to Butler the same night.

■ National Basketball Association

NBA running out of time NEW YORK (AP) — They don’t have a deal yet, and they are just about out of time. After some two years of on-and-off negotiations, that’s about all NBA players and owners agree on. The gaps in their financial proposals have been so great that they sometimes decide it’s best to just talk about something else. Now they have to figure it out quickly. Without at least getting very close to the framework of a new collective bargaining agreement this weekend, hopes of the 2011-12 season starting on time

would be all but lost. “We realize that the calendar, the clock, the watch, whatever you want to say, is running out in terms of starting our regular season on time. So we’re going to try to get some things done this weekend and see what we can do,” said the Lakers’ Derek Fisher, president of the players’ association. The owners’ labor relations committee and the union’s executive committee perhaps joined by some All-Stars will meet Friday and have committed to keep talking throughout the weekend.

Both sides have cautioned that bringing back the large groups after as series of discussions among smaller parties doesn’t mean they are close, but rather that more voices are required to consider the crucial decisions. There are 11 owners and nine players on the committees, including AllStar Chris Paul, who may try to bring along friends such as Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James that are scheduled to join him Saturday in a charity game in his hometown of Winston-Salem, N.C.

had five kills, four blocks and three digs, Angie Mack had four kills, six digs, an ace and a block, Ashley Current had two blocks, Allie Millhouse had 11 digs and an ace and Allison Morrett had nine digs and an ace. Miami East (17-1) hosts Bethel in its Volley for the Cure match Tuesday. Newton 3, Arcanum 1 PLEASANT HILL — Newton fought hard on defense Thursday, holding off Arcanum 27-25, 19-25, 25-21, 25-18 in Cross County Conference action. Cheyenne Quillen had 15 kills and 30 digs, Kasey

Thompson had 35 digs, JoEllen Fisher had 10 kills and Fawn King had 22 assists. Tecumseh 3, Tippecanoe 0 NEW CARLISLE — Tippecanoe struggled Thursday night, falling to the second place team in the Central Buckeye Conference, Tecumseh (12-3, 6-1), 25-21, 25-16, 26-24. Taylor Mullins did a bit of everything with five kills, 14 digs and 29 assists. Megan Wray had six kills and 12 digs, Lydia Schneider had six kills and seven digs, Erin Jans had six kills, Hannah

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Troy’s Marie Rank goes up for a kill Thursday at Piqua. couldn’t build a lead larger than two points until an ace by Cassandra Rice made it 24-21. After a Vogler kill kept Piqua alive, the Indians were called in the net to force a fourth game. “We knew in Game 3 that we had to come out and have a sense of urgency, and we did that,” Owen said. “We let them creep back in, but we closed it out well.” Piqua built a 13-7 lead in Game 4, but the Trojans fought back with more tough defense. A huge dig by Leah Selby on a kill attempt by Reinke led to a Jenna Selby kill that tied the game at 14-14, and Troy eventually took their first lead of the game at 18-17. Troy held a 19-17 lead, but Reinke somehow got a kill to stay inside the back

line and Piqua won six of the next seven points to go up 23-20. Troy closed the gap to one, but Reinke was too much. “We got down early in the fourth game, but we battled,” Owen said. “We clawed our way back into it and even took the lead. Games like that are why you play — they’re fun to be in.” Marie Rank had eight kills and two aces, Jenn Monnier had five kills and four blocks, Emily Moser had five kills and two blocks and Leah Selby had three kills and seven digs. Chelsey Sakal had 19 assists and four digs, Mackenzie Rice had 10 assists, Danielle Wright had nine digs, Cassandra Rice had eight digs and Tori Fenter had six digs. Troy begins GWOC tournament play Tuesday.

■ Major League Baseball

Reds failed to fill holes CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto came down with a bum shoulder. So did Homer Bailey. Bronson Arroyo was tested for something called valley fever and was diagnosed with mononucleosis instead. And that was only spring training. The hits kept coming for the Cincinnati Reds, who didn’t make much of a stand while trying to defend their NL Central title. “If our year’s been a road, it’s been a foggy road,” manager Dusty Baker said. “Waiting for the sun to burn it off, it never did.” The fog rolled in shortly after the 91-win team was bumped from the playoffs, no-hit and swept by the Philadelphia Phillies. They spent more than $150 million in the offseason on contract extensions for Cueto, Arroyo, Joey Votto and Jay Bruce. The tried to patch over problems at shortstop and left field. General manager Walt Jocketty thought that by keeping the core of a playoff team intact, it would be set

up for another title run. His biggest moves backfired, and the Reds finished in third place at 79-83 their 10th losing season in the last 11 years. There are significant decisions coming off that 83-loss wake-up call. “This is going to be a strange offseason, I think,” Arroyo said. “I don’t think anyone in the clubhouse right here has any idea of the moves the front office wants to make. They have a lot on their plate and I don’t know what direction they are going in. Are they are going to keep it young and keep the core guys and add a couple of pieces? Or will they make drastic trades and trade some of the prospects to acquire other guys?” In some ways, they’re stuck in the same place as a year ago. Fresh off their first playoff appearance in 15 years, the Reds seemed flush with offense and young pitching. The problems areas were shortstop, left field and third base, where Scott Rolen was having problems

with his back and neck. They replaced shortstop Orlando Cabrera with Edgar Renteria and let him share the job with Paul Janish. Both struggled mightily. They kept Jonny Gomes in left field and brought in Fred Lewis to share the spot, a move that backfired, too. Rolen’s body gave out again he played in only 65 games, batted .242, hit five homers and had shoulder surgery. As a result, the Reds took a giant step back at three of the eight everyday positions. That wasn’t all. Votto followed his National League MVP season with another impressive one, leading the league in doubles, walks, on-base percentage and batting with runners in scoring position. Bruce had an upand-down season, finishing with 32 homers and 97 RBIs and a .256 average. Drew Stubbs eventually lost his leadoff spot in the order because of his propensity to strike out and ended up fanning 205 times, most in the majors.

■ Volleyball

Volleyball ■ CONTINUED FROM 14 school gymnasium — the Bulldogs move into the new high school next year. Miami East 3, Covington 0 CASSTOWN — Miami East overcame a sluggish start after an emotional win over Lehman Tuesday — but held on to sweep Covington 25-14, 25-14, 25-13 to remain unbeaten in the Cross Country Conference Thursday. Abby Cash had nine kills, 15 assists, eight digs and an ace, Sam Cash had seven kills, 14 assists, three aces, three digs and a block, Leah Dunivan

Losey had five kills, Jessica Helman had eight digs and Mallory Cunningham had an ace. Tippecanoe (7-9) faces Graham Tuesday. National Trail 3, Bethel 1 BRANDT — The Bethel Bees fought hard, but in the end National Trail escaped with a 25-20, 2325, 25-22, 25-20 victory in Cross County Conference play Thursday. Katlyn Shoup had eight kills, seven assists and an ace for Bethel, and Brooke Artz added five kills, five assists and two aces. Bethel travels to Miami East Tuesday.

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BASEBALL Baseball Expanded Standings All Times EDT AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division L Pct GB WCGB W 97 65 .599 — — x-New York 6 — y-Tampa Bay 91 71 .562 90 72 .556 7 1 Boston 81 81 .500 16 10 Toronto Baltimore 69 93 .426 28 22 Central Division L Pct GB WCGB W 95 67 .586 — — x-Detroit 80 82 .494 15 11 Cleveland 79 83 .488 16 12 Chicago 71 91 .438 24 20 Kansas City Minnesota 63 99 .389 32 28 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB 96 66 .593 — — x-Texas 86 76 .531 10 5 Los Angeles 74 88 .457 22 17 Oakland 67 95 .414 29 24 Seattle NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB — — x-Philadelphia 102 60 .630 89 73 .549 13 1 Atlanta 80 81 .497 21½ 9½ Washington 77 85 .475 25 13 New York Florida 72 90 .444 30 18 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB x-Milwaukee 96 66 .593 — — 90 72 .556 6 — y-St. Louis 79 83 .488 17 11 Cincinnati 72 90 .444 24 18 Pittsburgh 71 91 .438 25 19 Chicago Houston 56 106 .346 40 34 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB 94 68 .580 — — x-Arizona 8 4 San Francisco 86 76 .531 82 79 .509 11½ 7½ Los Angeles 73 89 .451 21 17 Colorado San Diego 71 91 .438 23 19 x-clinched division y-clinched wild card AMERICAN LEAGUE Wednesday's Games Toronto 3, Chicago White Sox 2 Baltimore 4, Boston 3 Detroit 5, Cleveland 4 Tampa Bay 8, N.Y. Yankees 7, 12 innings Texas 3, L.A. Angels 1 Minnesota 1, Kansas City 0 Oakland 2, Seattle 0 NATIONAL LEAGUE N.Y. Mets 3, Cincinnati 0 Colorado 6, San Francisco 3 Washington 3, Florida 1 Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 3, 13 innings St. Louis 8, Houston 0 Milwaukee 7, Pittsburgh 3 San Diego 9, Chicago Cubs 2 L.A. Dodgers 7, Arizona 5 End of Regular Season Postseason Baseball Glance All Times EDT DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) All games televised by TBS American League NewYork vs. Detroit Friday, Sept.30: Detroit (Verlander 24-5) at New York (Sabathia 19-8), 8:37 p.m. Saturday, Oct.1:Detroit (Fister 11-13) at New York (Nova 16-4), 8:37 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3: New York (Garcia 12-8) at Detroit, 8:37 p.m. x-Tuesday, Oct. 4: New York at Detroit, TBA x-Thursday, Oct. 6: Detroit at New York, TBA Texas vs.Tampa Bay Friday, Sept. 30: Tampa Bay (Niemann 11-7) at Texas (C.Wilson 16-7), 5:07 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1: Tampa Bay (Shields 16-12) at Texas (D.Holland 16-5), 7:07 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3: Texas at Tampa Bay, 5:07 p.m. x-Tuesday, Oct. 4: Texas at Tampa Bay, TBA x-Thursday, Oct. 6:Tampa Bay at Texas, TBA National League Philadelphia vs. St. Louis Saturday, Oct. 1: St. Louis (Lohse 14-8) at Philadelphia (Halladay 19-6), 5:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2: St. Louis (J.Garcia 13-7) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 17-8), 8:07 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4: Philadelphia at St. Louis, TBA x-Wednesday, Oct. 5: Philadelphia at St. Louis, TBA x-Friday, Oct. 7: St. Louis at Philadelphia, TBA Arizona vs. Milwaukee Saturday, Oct.1: Arizona (I.Kennedy 214) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 17-10), 2:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2: Arizona (D.Hudson 1612) at Milwaukee (Marcum 13-7), 4:37 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4: Milwaukee at Arizona, TBA x-Wednesday, Oct. 5: Milwaukee at Arizona, TBA x-Friday, Oct. 7: Arizona at Milwaukee, TBA LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American League All games televised by Fox Saturday, Oct. 8:Tampa Bay-Texas winner at New York OR Detroit at Texas OR Tampa Bay at Detroit Sunday, Oct. 9: Tampa Bay-Texas winner at New York OR Detroit at Texas OR Tampa Bay at Detroit Tuesday, Oct. 11: New York at Tampa Bay-Texas winner OR Texas at Detroit OR Detroit at Tampa Bay Wednesday, Oct.12:NewYork atTampa Bay-Texas winner OR Texas at Detroit OR Detroit at Tampa Bay x-Thursday, Oct. 13: NewYork at Tampa Bay-Texas winner OR Texas at Detroit OR Detroit at Tampa Bay x-Saturday, Oct. 15: Tampa Bay-Texas winner at New York OR Detroit at Texas OR Tampa Bay at Detroit x-Sunday, Oct. 16: Tampa Bay-Texas winner at New York OR Detroit at Texas OR Tampa Bay at Detroit National League All games televised by TBS Sunday, Oct. 9: Arizona-Milwaukee winner at Philadelphia OR St. Louis at Arizona-Milwaukee winner Monday, Oct. 10: Arizona-Milwaukee winner at Philadelphia OR St. Louis Arizona-Milwaukee winner Wednesday, Oct. 12: Philadelphia at Arizona-Milwaukee winner OR ArizonaMilwaukee winner at St. Louis Thursday, Oct. 13: Philadelphia at Arizona-Milwaukee winner OR ArizonaMilwaukee winner at St. Louis x-Friday, Oct. 14: Philadelphia at Arizona-Milwaukee winner OR ArizonaMilwaukee winner at St. Louis x-Sunday, Oct. 16: Arizona-Milwaukee winner at Philadelphia OR St. Louis at Arizona-Milwaukee winner x-Monday, Oct. 17: Arizona-Milwaukee

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Home 52-29 47-34 45-36 42-39 39-42

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Away 44-37 41-40 31-50 28-50

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winner at Philadelphia OR St. Louis at Arizona-Milwaukee winner WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) All games televised by Fox Wednesday, Oct. 19 at National League Thursday, Oct. 20 at National League Saturday, Oct. 22 at American League Sunday, Oct. 23 at American League x-Monday, Oct. 24 at American League x-Wednesday, Oct. 26 at National League x-Thursday, Oct. 27 at National League BASEBALL'S TOP TEN AMERICAN LEAGUE ..............................G AB R H Pct. MiCabrera Det..161 572 111 197 .344 AdGonzalez Bos159 630 108 213 .338 MiYoung Tex......159 631 88 213 .338 VMartinez Det...145 540 76 178 .330 Ellsbury Bos......158 660 119 212 .321 DOrtiz Bos ........146 525 84 162 .309 Pedroia Bos ......159 635 102 195 .307 Kotchman TB....146 500 44 153 .306 MeCabrera KC .155 658 102 201 .305 AGordon KC .....151 611 101 185 .303 Hits AdGonzalez, Boston, 213; MiYoung, Texas, 213; Ellsbury, Boston, 212; MeCabrera, Kansas City, 201; MiCabrera, Detroit, 197; Pedroia, Boston, 195; Cano, New York, 188. Doubles MiCabrera, Detroit, 48; Francoeur, Kansas City, 47; Cano, New York, 46; Ellsbury, Boston, 46; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 46; AdGonzalez, Boston, 45; AGordon, Kansas City, 45. Triples Bourjos, Los Angeles, 11; AJackson, Detroit, 11; Granderson, New York, 10; Aybar, Los Angeles, 8; AEscobar, Kansas City, 8; Gardner, New York, 8; JWeeks, Oakland, 8. Home Runs Bautista, Toronto, 43; Granderson, New York, 41; Teixeira, New York, 39; MarReynolds, Baltimore, 37; Beltre, Texas, 32; Ellsbury, Boston, 32; Kinsler, Texas, 32. Runs Batted In Granderson, NewYork, 119;Cano, New York, 118; AdGonzalez, Boston, 117; Teixeira, New York, 111; MiYoung, Texas, 106; Beltre, Texas, 105; MiCabrera, Detroit, 105; Ellsbury, Boston, 105; Konerko, Chicago, 105. Runs Granderson, New York, 136; Kinsler, Texas, 121; Ellsbury, Boston, 119; MiCabrera, Detroit, 111; AdGonzalez, Boston, 108; Bautista, Toronto, 105; Cano, New York, 104. Stolen Bases Crisp, Oakland, 49; Gardner, New York, 49; ISuzuki, Seattle, 40; Ellsbury, Boston, 39; Andrus, Texas, 37; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 36; RDavis, Toronto, 34; Revere, Minnesota, 34. Pitching Verlander, Detroit, 24-5; Sabathia, New York, 19-8; Weaver, Los Angeles, 18-8; Nova, New York, 16-4; DHolland, Texas, 16-5; CWilson, Texas, 16-7; Haren, Los Angeles, 16-10. Strikeouts Verlander, Detroit, 250; Sabathia, New York, 230; Shields, Tampa Bay, 225; FHernandez, Seattle, 222; Price, Tampa Bay, 218; CWilson, Texas, 206; Morrow, Toronto, 203. Saves Valverde, Detroit, 49; MaRivera, New York, 44; League, Seattle, 37; CPerez, Cleveland, 36; Feliz, Texas, 32; Walden, Los Angeles, 32; Papelbon, Boston, 31. NATIONAL LEAGUE ..............................G AB R H Pct. JosReyes NYM 126 537 101 181 .337 Braun Mil ..........150 563 109 187 .332 Kemp LAD........161 602 115 195 .324 Pence Phi .........154 606 84 190 .314 Votto Cin ...........161 599 101 185 .309 SCastro ChC....158 674 91 207 .307 ArRamirez ChC149 565 80 173 .306 YMolina StL......139 475 55 145 .305 Morse Was .......146 522 73 158 .303 Tulowitzki Col....143 537 81 162 .302 Hits SCastro, Chicago, 207; Kemp, Los Angeles, 195; Bourn, Atlanta, 193; Pence, Philadelphia, 190; Braun, Milwaukee, 187; Votto, Cincinnati, 185; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 183. Doubles Votto, Cincinnati, 40; Beltran, San Francisco, 39; JUpton, Arizona, 39; Braun, Milwaukee, 38; CaLee, Houston, 38; Pence, Philadelphia, 38; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 38; CYoung, Arizona, 38. Triples JosReyes, New York, 16; Victorino, Philadelphia, 16; Fowler, Colorado, 15; Bourn, Atlanta, 10; SCastro, Chicago, 9; SSmith, Colorado, 9; Infante, Florida, 8; Maybin, San Diego, 8; Parra, Arizona, 8. Home Runs Kemp, Los Angeles, 39; Fielder, Milwaukee, 38; Pujols, St. Louis, 37; Uggla, Atlanta, 36; Stanton, Florida, 34; Braun, Milwaukee, 33; Howard,

AND SCHEDULES

SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL 12 Mid. ESPN2 — Playoffs, grand final, teams TBD, at Melbourne, Australia AUTO RACING 12:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for OneMain Financial 200, at Dover, Del. 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, "Happy Hour Series," final practice for AAA 400, at Dover, Del. BOXING 11 p.m. SHO — Welterweights, Ajose Olusegun (29-0-0) vs. Ali Chebah (35-1-0); lightweights, Darley Perez (22-00) vs. Oscar Meza (22-4-0), at Santa Ynez, Calif. COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Utah St. at BYU GOLF 8:30 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, second round, at Kingsbarns, Angus, and St. Andrews, Scotland 4 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, second round, at Las Vegas 7:30 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, SAS Championship, first round, at Cary, N.C. (same-day tape) 3:30 a.m. ESPN2 — Asian Amateur Championship, third round, at Singapore (delayed tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 5 p.m. TBS — Playoffs, American League Division Series, game 1, teams TBD 8:30 p.m. TBS — Playoffs, American League Division Series, game 1, teams TBD PREP FOOTBALL 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Chaparral (Ariz.) at Notre Dame (Ariz.) Philadelphia, 33. Runs Batted In Kemp, Los Angeles, 126; Fielder, Milwaukee, 120; Howard, Philadelphia, 116; Braun, Milwaukee, 111; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 105; Votto, Cincinnati, 103; Pujols, St. Louis, 99. Runs Kemp, Los Angeles, 115; Braun, Milwaukee, 109; Pujols, St. Louis, 105; JUpton, Arizona, 105; JosReyes, New York, 101; Votto, Cincinnati, 101; Fielder, Milwaukee, 95;Victorino, Philadelphia, 95. Stolen Bases Bourn, Atlanta, 61; Bonifacio, Florida, 40; Kemp, Los Angeles, 40; Maybin, San Diego, 40; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 40; JosReyes, New York, 39; Braun, Milwaukee, 33. Pitching IKennedy, Arizona, 21-4; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 21-5; Halladay, Philadelphia, 196; ClLee, Philadelphia, 17-8; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 17-10; Greinke, Milwaukee, 16-6; THudson, Atlanta, 16-10. Strikeouts Kershaw, Los Angeles, 248; ClLee, Philadelphia, 238; Halladay, Philadelphia, 220; Lincecum, San Francisco, 220; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 207; AniSanchez, Florida, 202; Greinke, Milwaukee, 201. Saves Axford, Milwaukee, 46; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 46; Putz, Arizona, 45; HBell, San Diego, 43; Storen, Washington, 43; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 40; Cordero, Cincinnati, 37.

FOOTBALL National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Buffalo 3 0 0 1.000 113 73 New England 2 1 0 .667 104 79 2 1 0 .667 83 61 N.Y. Jets 0 3 0 .000 53 78 Miami South W L T Pct PF PA 2 1 0 .667 90 60 Houston Tennessee 2 1 0 .667 57 43 Jacksonville 1 2 0 .333 29 62 0 3 0 .000 46 84 Indianapolis North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 2 1 0 .667 85 40 2 1 0 .667 61 62 Cleveland Pittsburgh 2 1 0 .667 54 55 Cincinnati 1 2 0 .333 57 54 West W L T Pct PF PA Oakland 2 1 0 .667 92 82 San Diego 2 1 0 .667 65 69 1 2 0 .333 58 62 Denver Kansas City 0 3 0 .000 27 109 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 2 1 0 .667 69 67 Washington 2 1 0 .667 66 53 N.Y. Giants 2 1 0 .667 71 60 Philadelphia 1 2 0 .333 78 77 South W L T Pct PF PA Tampa Bay 2 1 0 .667 60 60 New Orleans 2 1 0 .667 104 88 Carolina 1 2 0 .333 60 68 Atlanta 1 2 0 .333 60 77 North W L T Pct PF PA Green Bay 3 0 0 1.000 99 74 Detroit 3 0 0 1.000 101 46 Chicago 1 2 0 .333 60 69 Minnesota 0 3 0 .000 60 74 West W L T Pct PF PA San Francisco 2 1 0 .667 70 52 Seattle 1 2 0 .333 30 67 Arizona 1 2 0 .333 59 56 St. Louis 0 3 0 .000 36 96 Sunday's Games New Orleans 40, Houston 33 Tennessee 17, Denver 14 Detroit 26, Minnesota 23, OT San Francisco 13, Cincinnati 8 Buffalo 34, New England 31 N.Y. Giants 29, Philadelphia 16 Cleveland 17, Miami 16 Carolina 16, Jacksonville 10 San Diego 20, Kansas City 17 Oakland 34, N.Y. Jets 24 Baltimore 37, St. Louis 7 Seattle 13, Arizona 10 Green Bay 27, Chicago 17 Tampa Bay 16, Atlanta 13 Pittsburgh 23, Indianapolis 20 Monday's Game Dallas 18, Washington 16 Sunday, Oct. 2 Detroit at Dallas, 1 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Carolina at Chicago, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Houston, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.

San Francisco at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Miami at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. New England at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Denver at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 Indianapolis at Tampa Bay, 8:30 p.m. The Associated Press The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 24, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Pts Pv .................................Record 1. LSU (42) .................4-0 1,471 2 2. Oklahoma (12)........3-0 1,422 1 3. Alabama (5)............4-0 1,413 3 4. Boise St. (1) ............3-0 1,280 4 5. Oklahoma St...........4-0 1,209 7 6. Stanford...................3-0 1,205 5 7. Wisconsin................4-0 1,177 6 991 9 8. Nebraska ................4-0 985 10 9. Oregon....................3-1 10. South Carolina......4-0 950 12 883 13 11.Virginia Tech..........4-0 820 15 12. Florida...................4-0 13. Clemson................4-0 744 21 14.Texas A&M............2-1 734 8 659 17 15. Baylor....................3-0 585 18 16. South Florida........4-0 17.Texas .....................3-0 466 19 434 14 18. Arkansas...............3-1 417 22 19. Michigan ...............4-0 338 20 20.TCU.......................3-1 21. Georgia Tech ........4-0 298 25 280 16 22. West Virginia.........3-1 239 11 23. Florida St. .............2-2 24. Illinois ....................4-0 179 24 25. Arizona St.............3-1 112 NR Others receiving votes: Michigan St. 51, Houston 38, Auburn 25, Iowa St. 21, Ohio St. 15, Kansas St. 14, Utah 12, Penn St. 9, Georgia 8, Washington 4, Notre Dame 3, Tennessee 3, Navy 2, Southern Cal 2, Mississippi St. 1, Missouri 1. OHSAA Football Computer Rankings Division I Region 1 1. Lakewood St. Edward (5-0) 11.7278, 2. Mentor (5-0) 10.9, 3. Cleveland Heights (5-0) 10.2444, 4. Solon (5-0) 10.2, 5. Cle. St. Ignatius (4-1) 10, 6. Eastlake North (50) 9.3, 7. Cle. John F. Kennedy (5-0) 8.1263, 8. Willoughby South (3-2) 7.95, 9. Austintown-Fitch (3-2) 5.9804, 10. Lakewood (3-2) 5.9, 11.Mayfield (2-3) 5.3, 12. Brecksville-Broadview Hts. (2-3) 5.1 Region 2 1. Canton GlenOak (5-0) 12, 2. Findlay (5-0) 10.75, 3. Brunswick (5-0) 10.4, 4.Tol. Whitmer (5-0) 10.2263, 5. Canton McKinley (4-1) 9.85, 6. Massillon Jackson (3-2) 9.7, 7.Wadsworth (5-0) 9.4, 8. North Ridgeville (4-1) 8.7, 9. Tol. St. John's (4-1) 8.695, 10. Sylvania Southview (4-1) 8.05, 11. Hudson (4-1) 7.95, 12. Green (4-1) 7.7 Region 3 1. Dublin Coffman (5-0) 10.5, 2. Westerville Central (4-1) 9.6, 3.Troy (4-1) 9.35, 4. Hilliard Davidson (4-0) 9.3194, 5. Upper Arlington (4-1) 8.75, 6. Marysville (4-1) 8.5, 7. Westerville South (3-2) 7.65, 8. Gahanna Lincoln (4-1) 7.5, 9. Pickerington North (4-1) 7.2283, 10. Hilliard Bradley (4-1) 7.15, 11. Hilliard Darby (5-0) 7, 12. Pickerington Central (22) 6.7222 Region 4 1. Cin. Archbishop Moeller (5-0) 13.2222, 2. Cin. LaSalle (5-0) 12.95, 3. Cin. Princeton (5-0) 11.5, 4. Cin. Colerain (4-1) 11.2657, 5. Cin. Sycamore (5-0) 10.5, 6. Middletown (4-1) 10.45, 7. Cin. Walnut Hills (5-0) 9.1, 8. Cin. St. Xavier (32) 7.7919, 9. Cin. Withrow (3-2) 6.6343, 10. Liberty Twp. Lakota East (3-2) 6.3, tie11. Lebanon (3-2) 6.25, tie-11. Cin. Oak Hills (3-2) 6.25 Division II Region 5 1.Chesterland West Geauga (5-0) 10.3, 2. Canfield (4-1) 10.05, 3. Warren Howland (5-0) 8.9869, 4. Kent Roosevelt (4-1) 8.8, 5. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (3-1) 8.5417, tie-6. Aurora (4-1) 8, tie-6. Copley (4-1) 8, 8. Madison (4-1) 6.95, 9. New Philadelphia (3-2) 6.5323, 10. Akron Kenmore (3-2) 6.45, 11. Alliance (4-1) 6.4, 12. Akron Ellet (3-2) 5.45 Region 6 1. Avon (5-0) 12.8, 2. Tiffin Columbian (5-0) 9.65, 3. Perrysburg (4-1) 8.85, 4. Maple Hts. (5-0) 8.8333, 5. Tol. Central Cath. (3-2) 8.65, 6. Fremont Ross (4-1) 8.45, 7. Medina Highland (3-2) 7.35, 8. Grafton Midview (4-1) 7.3, 9. Berea (3-2) 6.7, tie-10.Olmsted Falls (3-2) 6.55, tie-10. Bowling Green (4-1) 6.55, 12. Bedford (32) 6.5 Region 7

TROY DAILY NEWS • WWW.TROYDAILYNEWS.COM 1. Cols. Marion-Franklin (5-0) 11.8, 2. New Albany (4-1) 9.75, 3. Sunbury Big Walnut (4-1) 8.6, 4. New Carlisle Tecumseh (4-1) 8.55, 5.Dresden Tri-Valley (4-1) 8.45, 6. Cols. Mifflin (5-0) 7.65, 7. Zanesville (4-1) 7.45, 8. Cols. Beechcroft (4-1) 6.3707, 9.Vincent Warren (3-2) 5.95, 10. Cols. West (4-1) 5.5, 11. Canal Winchester (3-2) 5.1677, 12. Cols. Brookhaven (3-2) 4.85 Region 8 1. Trotwood-Madison (5-0) 12.65, 2. Kings Mills Kings (5-0) 12.6, 3. Vandalia Butler (5-0) 10.8, 4. Wapakoneta (5-0) 10, 5. Tipp City Tippecanoe (5-0) 9.6, 6. Hamilton Ross (4-1) 8.75, 7. Franklin (4-1) 8, 8. Cin. Mount Healthy (4-1) 7.05, 9. Wilmington (5-0) 6.8, 10. Cin. Turpin (3-2) 5.85, 11. Piqua (3-2) 5.7, 12.Day.Belmont (4-1) 5.5192 Division III Region 9 1. Chagrin Falls (5-0) 11.2, 2. Cle. Benedictine (5-0) 11.1, 3. Ravenna (4-1) 9.1, 4. Mentor Lake Cath. (4-1) 8.9495, 5. Akron St.Vincent-St Mary (5-0) 8.8225, 6. Hunting Valley University School (4-1) 8.8, 7. Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (4-1) 7.1, 8. Ravenna Southeast (5-0) 6.7, 9. Cuyahoga Falls Cuyahoga Valley Christian Acad. (3-2) 6.6, 10. Pepper Pike Orange (3-2) 6.55, 11. Oberlin Firelands (5-0) 6.05, 12. Peninsula Woodridge (3-2) 5.85 Region 10 1. Elida (4-1) 8.85, 2. Cols. Eastmoor Acad. (4-1) 8.4909, 3. Clyde (3-2) 6.9, 4. Caledonia River Valley (4-1) 6.45, 5. Bexley (4-1) 6.35, 6. Bryan (5-0) 6.3, 7. Cols. St. Francis DeSales (2-3) 5.75, tie-8. Cols. Independence (2-3) 5.3, tie-8. Bellevue (3-2) 5.3, 10. Port Clinton (3-2) 5.2, 11. Cols. Bishop Watterson (2-3) 4.9778, 12. Urbana (3-2) 4.55 Region 11 1. Steubenville (5-0) 8.7417, 2. Thornville Sheridan (5-0) 8.4, 3. Minerva (5-0) 8.35, 4.Canal Fulton Northwest (4-1) 8.15, 5. Alliance Marlington (4-1) 8.05, 6. Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (3-2) 8.0485, 7. Granville (4-1) 7.5, tie-8. Millersburg West Holmes (4-1) 7.3, tie-8. Dover (4-1) 7.3, 10. Poland Seminary (32) 7.1, 11. Uhrichsville Claymont (4-1) 6.6, 12. Cambridge (4-1) 6.4 Region 12 1. Circleville Logan Elm (5-0) 11.05, 2. Plain City Jonathan Alder (5-0) 10.65, 3. Kettering Archbishop Alter (5-0) 9.8, 4. Springfield Shawnee (5-0) 9.05, 5. The Plains Athens (5-0) 8.9404, 6. Cin. Indian Hill (4-1) 8.8515, 7. Jackson (5-0) 8.75, 8. Day. Thurgood Marshall (4-1) 8.3708, 9. Springfield Kenton Ridge (5-0) 7.65, 10. Cin. Taft (3-1) 7.4583, 11. Gallipolis Gallia Acad. (3-2) 6.3, 12. Day. Dunbar (3-2) 5.8 Division IV Region 13 1.Girard (5-0) 9.6, 2.Creston Norwayne (5-0) 8.6, 3. Canton Central Cath. (4-1) 8, 4. Sullivan Black River (5-0) 7.95, 5. Brookfield (5-0) 7.4122, 6. Leavittsburg LaBrae (4-1) 7.25, 7. Akron Manchester (3-2) 6.35, 8. Orrville (3-2) 6.1, 9. Beachwood (4-1) 5.55, 10. Cle. Central Cath. (3-2) 5.1737, 11. Streetsboro (3-2) 5.15, 12. Andover Pymatuning Valley (4-1) 5.05 Region 14 1. Kenton (5-0) 10.5, 2. Pemberville Eastwood (5-0) 10, 3. Genoa Area (5-0) 9.65, 4. Cols. Bishop Hartley (5-0) 9.05, 5. Huron (4-1) 7.2, 6. Bellville Clear Fork (32) 6.65, 7. Oak Harbor (3-2) 6.4, 8. Ottawa-Glandorf (4-1) 6.3, 9. Richwood North Union (4-1) 5.95, 10. Ontario (5-0) 5.85, 11. Wellington (3-2) 5.2, 12. Cols. Bishop Ready (3-2) 5.0232 Region 15 - 1. Coshocton (5-0) 10.4, 2. Johnstown-Monroe (5-0) 9.15, 3. St. Clairsville (5-0) 9.05, 4.Ironton (4-1) 8.4, 5. Amanda-Clearcreek (4-1) 8.15, 6. Pomeroy Meigs (4-1) 5.9758, 7. Chesapeake (3-2) 5.6313, 8. Martins Ferry (4-1) 5.6, 9. Richmond Edison (3-2) 4.9202, 10. McDermott Northwest (3-2) 4.9, 11. Wellston (3-2) 4.35, 12. Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (2-3) 3.85 Region 16 1. Waynesville (5-0) 10.65, 2. Cin. Madeira (5-0) 8.95, 3. West Milton Milton-Union (4-1) 7.7, 4. Middletown Bishop Fenwick (5-0) 7.1, 5. Brookville (41) 6.55, 6. Day. Chaminade-Julienne (3-2) 5.4758, 7. Cin. Hills Christian Acad. (3-2) 5.1788, 8. Blanchester (4-1) 5.05, 9. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (3-2) 4.8677, 10. Hamilton Badin (3-2) 4.7152, 11. St. Bernard Roger Bacon (2-3) 4.3, 12. Williamsport Westfall (3-2) 4.15 Division V Region 17 1. Kirtland (5-0) 10.45, 2. Columbiana (5-0) 7.35, 3. Rootstown (5-0) 7.15, 4. Salineville Southern (5-0) 7, 5.Woodsfield Monroe Central (4-1) 6.75, 6. Barnesville (5-0) 6.4707, 7. Columbiana Crestview (41) 6.2, 8. New Middletown Springfield (41) 5.85, 9. Sugarcreek Garaway (4-1) 4.6, 10. Cuyahoga Hts. (4-1) 4.3, 11. Campbell Memorial (3-2) 3.95, 12. Beverly Fort Frye (3-2) 3.9 Region 18 1.Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (5-0) 9.05, 2. Liberty Center (5-0) 8.2, 3. Lima Central Cath. (5-0) 8.15, 4. Findlay Liberty-Benton (5-0) 7.2, 5. Carey (4-1) 6.4303, 6. Northwood (4-1) 5.6, tie-7. Bluffton (3-2) 5.55, tie-7. Archbold (4-1) 5.55, 9. Spencerville (4-1) 5.45, 10. Attica Seneca East (4-1) 4.7192, tie-11.Columbus Grove (3-2) 4.05, tie-11. Hicksville (3-2) 4.05 Region 19 1. Bucyrus Wynford (5-0) 9.25, 2. West Lafayette Ridgewood (5-0) 9.2, 3. Grandview Hts. (5-0) 7.7, 4. NelsonvilleYork (5-0) 7.4323, 5. Portsmouth West (50) 7.4, 6. Smithville (4-1) 6.7, 7. Lucasville Valley (5-0) 6.6748, 8. Ashland Crestview (5-0) 6.5, 9. Gahanna Cols. Acad. (4-1) 6.4, 10. Centerburg (4-1) 6.35, 11. Albany Alexander (5-0) 5.25, 12. Baltimore Liberty Union (4-1) 5.1 Region 20 1. Frankfort Adena (5-0) 8.6, 2. West Liberty-Salem (5-0) 7.85, 3. Marion Pleasant (5-0) 7.6, 4. Coldwater (4-1) 7.15, 5. Miamisburg Day. Christian (5-0) 6.6, 6. Covington (5-0) 6.25, 7. Casstown Miami East (4-1) 6, tie-8.West Jefferson (4-1) 5.9, tie -9. Versailles (4-1) 5.9, 10. Mechanicsburg (3-2) 4.45, 11. North Lewisburg Triad (3-2) 4.2, 12. Rockford Parkway (2-3) 3.65 Division VI Region 21 1. Berlin Center Western Reserve (5-0) 6.35, 2.Thompson Ledgemont (5-0) 6.25, 3. Youngstown Christian (4-1) 5.5, 4. Malvern (4-1) 5.35, tie-5. Cle.Villa AngelaSt. Joseph (3-2) 4.8, tie-5. StrasburgFranklin (3-2) 4.8, tie-7. Warren John F. Kennedy (3-2) 4.7, tie-7. Mogadore (3-2) 4.7, 9. Shadyside (3-2) 4.5232, 10. Fairport Harbor Fairport Harding (3-2) 3.75, 11. Toronto (3-2) 3.5647, 12. Wellsville (2-3) 3.15 Region 22 1. Tiffin Calvert (4-1) 6.9, 2. Arcadia (50) 6.55, 3. Edgerton (4-1) 5.8, tie-4. Leipsic (4-1) 5.05, tie-4. Tol. Ottawa Hills (4-1) 5.05, 6. Convoy Crestview (3-2) 4.7,

7. Sandusky St. Mary Central Cath. (3-2) 4.45, 8. Delphos St. John's (3-2) 4.4, 9. Norwalk St. Paul (3-2) 3.7, 10. Lakeside Danbury (3-2) 3.5714, 11. McComb (3-2) 3.25, 12. West Unity Hilltop (3-2) 2.8 Region 23 1. Portsmouth Sciotoville (4-1) 5.9, tie-2. Beallsville (4-1) 5.25, tie-2. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep. (4-1) 5.25, 4. Crown City South Gallia (4-1) 5.1737, 5. Willow Wood Symmes Valley (4-1) 5.15, 6. Portsmouth Notre Dame (4-1) 5.0212, 7. New Washington Buckeye Central (4-1) 4.85, 8. Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans (32) 4.698, 9. Danville (3-2) 4.4, 10. Lancaster Fairfield Christian Acad. (4-1) 4.2, 11. North Robinson Colonel Crawford (3-2) 4.05, 12.Hannibal River (2-3) 3.5202 Region 24 1. Lockland (5-0) 6.35, 2. Ada (4-1) 6.25, 3. Cin. Country Day (4-1) 6.0263, 4. Maria Stein Marion Local (4-1) 5.2557, 5. Fort Loramie (4-1) 5.1, 6. Ansonia (4-1) 4.85, 7. Minster (3-2) 4.25, 8. Springfield Cath. Central (3-2) 4.2, 9. S. Charleston Southeastern Local (3-2) 4.1, 10. Lewisburg Tri-County North (3-2) 3.8, 11. Waynesfield Waynesfield-Goshen (3-2) 3.3, 12. Fort Recovery (3-2) 3.2

SOCCER Major League Soccer At A Glance All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Sporting K.C. 11 9 11 44 46 39 10 9 12 42 39 39 Houston 11 12 8 41 36 40 Columbus Philadelphia 9 7 13 40 37 31 New York 8 7 15 39 46 41 D.C. 9 8 11 38 43 41 Chicago 7 8 15 36 39 39 6 13 12 30 32 55 Toronto FC New England 5 13 12 27 34 49 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA x-Los Angeles 17 3 10 61 44 22 x-Seattle 15 6 9 54 49 32 x-Real Salt Lake15 9 6 51 42 30 FC Dallas 13 10 7 46 36 33 10 9 12 42 41 40 Colorado 10 13 7 37 37 44 Portland Chivas USA 8 12 11 35 39 38 San Jose 6 11 13 31 32 39 4 15 10 22 29 49 Vancouver NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. x- clinched playoff berth Wednesday's Games Sporting Kansas City 2, Columbus 1 Chicago 3, Real Salt Lake 0 Thursday's Games D.C. United at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Saturday's Games Chicago at Houston, 4 p.m. Seattle FC at New England, 7:30 p.m. New York at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. FC Dallas at Colorado, 9 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sunday's Games D.C. United at Columbus, 4 p.m. Portland at Vancouver, 4:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Chivas USA, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 Los Angeles at New York, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 Real Salt Lake at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 San Jose at New England, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Seattle FC, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 FC Dallas at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. D.C. United at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 Real Salt Lake at Colorado, 10:30 p.m. Houston at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 New York at Sporting Kansas City, 4 p.m. Toronto FC at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. Chicago at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at New England, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at FC Dallas, 8:30 p.m. San Jose at Seattle FC, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 Chivas USA at Los Angeles, 9 p.m.

BASKETBALL WNBA Playoff Glance All Times EDT CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, Oct. 2: Indiana-Atlanta winner at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.5: Indiana-Atlanta winner at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7: Minnesota at IndianaAtlanta winner, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, Oct. 9: Minnesota at IndianaAtlanta winner, 4 p.m. x-Wednesday, Oct. 12: Indiana-Atlanta winner at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup Top 12 in Points 1.T.Stewart....................................2,094 2. K.Harvick...................................2,087 3. Bra.Keselowski .........................2,083 4. C.Edwards.................................2,080 5. J.Gordon ...................................2,071 6. Ky.Busch....................................2,068 7. M.Kenseth.................................2,068 8. D.Earnhardt Jr...........................2,068 9. Ku.Busch...................................2,066 10. J.Johnson................................2,065 11. R.Newman..............................2,060 12. D.Hamlin..................................2,028

TRANSACTIONS Thursday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Acquired RHP Jhan Marinez and INF Ozzie Martinez from Florida. Assigned the contract of the RHP Ricardo Andres to Florida. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Exercised the 2013 contract option on manager Manny Acta. Announced the resignation of pitching coach Tim Belcher. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Announced bench coach John Gibbons and pitching coach Bob McClure will not return next season. HOCKEY National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES — Assigned F Drayson Bowman, F Zach Boychuk, F Chris Durno, F Jon Matsumoto, F Jerome Samson, F Brett Sutter, F Chris Terry, D Justin Krueger, D Mathieu Roy, D Bobby Sanguinetti, G Mike Murphy and G Justin Peters to Charlotte (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD — Claimed RW Nick Johnson off waivers from Pittsburgh. MONTREAL CANADIENS — Assigned D Alex Henry to Hamilton (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Assigned G Jeremy Smith to Milwaukee (AHL).


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Buccs, Vikings to decide CCC supremacy in key matchup BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor jbrown@tdnpublishing.com

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A big inter-county rivalry. The only two teams left unbeaten in league play. Two teams neck-andneck in the race for the playoffs. Homecoming night. It’s no secret just how important tonight’s game will be when Covington travels to Miami East for the biggest Cross County Conference showdown of the year. “This is the week we need to peak,” Miami East coach Max Current said. “You want to peak at the right time, and hopefully we’re in peak mode.” “Games like this are why you play,” Covington coach Dave Miller said. “This is why you lift weights, this is why you practice, this is why you do everything that you do.”

Covington enters the game with a 5-0 record, and Miami East’s only blemish is a Week 1 non-conference loss to MiltonUnion. Most importantly, though, both teams boast perfect 4-0 CCC marks — the only two teams left in the league that can claim that. Whoever wins tonight claims the inside track for the CCC title and needs only to avoid tripping up in the final four weeks of the year. Last season, the Buccaneers defeated the Vikings in an overtime thriller en route to the CCC championship. “Every year we’ve been in the league, it’s been a pretty good game — and a very pivotal game,” Current said. “If you want to win the league, you’ve got to go through Covington. They’re the big dogs. You’ve got to take them on,

and you’ve got to defeat them.” Something that’s been next to impossible this season. Bethel came closest in Week 3, but the Buccs made clutch plays in the second half to escape with a 17-14 victory. Since then, Covington has steamrolled Bradford and obliterated TriCounty North — the only other unbeaten team besides the Buccs and Vikings at the time. “Against Bethel, and this is not taking away from what they did, because they played a heck of a game, we just didn’t come out with the same intensity and fire in the first half that we did in the second,” Miller said. “The last two weeks, we’ve been playing at a really high level of intensity. We’ve just got to keep playing 48 minutes.” Covington’s triple-option offense is particularly deadly, and

WEEK 6 TIPPECANOE (5-0, 0-0) at BELLEFONTAINE (1-4, 0-0): Aside from a blowout against Indian Lake in Week 3, the Tippecanoe Red Devils have been in close games on a weekly basis — and they’ve come through in the clutch and won each time. Bellefontaine’s lone win is over winless Sidney, and they’ve lost by one to Indian Lake and two to Ben Logan — both teams Tippecanoe has beaten already. If the Devils stay focused, they won’t need to worry about a close game tonight.

TOTAL OFFENSE Team . . . . . . . . . . . . .Run Covington . . . . . . . .1,698 Tippecanoe . . . . . . .1,273 Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .995 Piqua . . . . . . . . . . . .1,329 Miami East . . . . . . .1,239 Lehman . . . . . . . . . .1,133 Milton-Union . . . . . .1,258 Bethel . . . . . . . . . . . . .974

Pass 249 443 651 264 318 413 220 254

Total 1,947 1,716 1,646 1,593 1,557 1,546 1,478 1,228

Avg 389.4 343.2 329.2 318.6 311.4 309.2 295.6 245.6

CARLISLE (2-3, 1-1) at MILTON-UNION (4-1, 1-0): Milton-Union needs to watch out this week, as Carlisle’s 2-3 record is pretty deceiving. Carlisle is scoring an average of 39 points per game this season — and defeated Milton-Union 42-0 last year during a 10-1 season. One way or another, the Bulldog defense — which, aside from a 28-27 loss to Tippecanoe, is giving up 12.3 points per game — will be tested tonight. Unstoppable force and immovable object meet head-on tonight.

TOTAL DEFENSE Team . . . . . . . . . . . . .Run Covington . . . . . . . . . .422 Miami East . . . . . . . . .679 Piqua . . . . . . . . . . . . .376 Tippecanoe . . . . . . . .877 Milton-Union . . . . . . . .986 Bethel . . . . . . . . . . . . .876 Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .875

Pass 343 262 731 280 412 619 625

Total 765 941 1,107 1,157 1,398 1,495 1,500

Avg 153.0 188.2 221.4 231.4 279.6 299.0 300.0

BETHEL (2-3, 1-3) at TWIN VALLEY SOUTH (2-3, 2-2): Injuries have hurt the Bethel Bees as they finished off the toughest part of their Cross County Conference schedule — and after scoring 95 points in the first two weeks of the season, they’ve managed only 31 in three consecutive losses. That should change tonight, though, when they travel to Twin Valley South. The Panthers’ only two wins of the season have been against Mississinawa Valley and National Trail — a pair of winless teams in the CCC’s cellar. JEFFERSON (0-5, 0-2) at TROY CHRISTIAN (0-5, 0-1): Troy Christian’s narrow 21-20 loss in Week 4 to St. Wendelin at home seemed familiar for a reason — last season the Eagles lost 44-42 to Jefferson at Eagles Stadium. That Jefferson team finished 5-5, though, and tonight’s homecoming matchup is between a pair of teams searching for their first win of the year. The Eagles’ offense — which is averaging a mere 9.4 points per game — must wake up for Troy Christian to get off the schnide. BRADFORD (2-3, 1-3) at TRI-COUNTY NORTH (3-2, 3-1): Despite three losses in the past four games, the Railroaders are still 14th in the Division VI, Region 24 standings. Bradford’s two wins are against winless teams, though — Troy Christian and National Trail — and if they want to move up in the standings, the ’Roaders need to beat a winning team. They get their chance tonight at Tri-County North — a team coming off a sound drubbing at the hands of Covington last week but is still 10th in the region. LEHMAN (2-3) at UPPER SCIOTO (1-4): Lehman’s offense has finally come around after three straight losses to open the season. The Cavaliers outscored their first three games total two weeks in a row, beating Jefferson 56-0 and Troy Christian 38-6 after combining for a mere 34 points in losses to Anna, Minster and Indian Lake. The Cavs travel to Upper Scioto Valley tonight — a team giving up 37.8 points per game. There’s no reason to think Lehman’s offense will slow down tonight. PIQUA (3-2, 0-0) at TROTWOOD (5-0, 0-0): Piqua knows what it’s up against tonight. Trotwood is the No. 1 team in Division II, Region 8, is undefeated at 5-0 and hasn’t played a game closer than two touchdowns — a 35-21 Week 1 win over Thurgood Marshall. The Indians’ only other game against a team that currently has a winning record this year was a 40-33 loss to Lebanon, so we find out what kind of team Piqua is tonight.

THE PREDICTORS

Butler at Troy Tippecanoe at Bellefontaine Carlisle at Milton-Union Covington at Miami East Bethel at Twin Valley South Jefferson at Troy Christian Piqua at Trotwood Bradford at Tri-County North Lehman at Upper Scioto Michigan State at Ohio State

Fellers and (Josh) Snyder are both fast and shifty, and (Kevin) McMaken can run over you. They’re formidable offensively and haven’t given up much on defense. It’ll be a major challenge.” Which is fine with Miller. “I like it,” he said of playing four tough league games in a row. “You find out more about yourselves. This is what makes the MAC teams so tough.” And since Covington moved up to Division V in the offseason, both teams are in D-V, Region 20 — with Covington in sixth in the playoff race and Miami East seventh. Oh, and one more storyline. “It’s also the 50th game in the series history,” Current said. “Covington has a 31-16-2 edge. Plus it’s homecoming, and that just adds to the drama of the game.”

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COVINGTON (5-0, 4-0) at MIAMI EAST (4-1, 4-0): Since at least 2006 — and likely beyond — the eventual champion in the Cross County Conference has been undefeated. The only two unbeaten teams left in CCC meet tonight, so it’s fair to call this one the midseason league title game. Both still have tough tests left on the schedule, but none will be more critical than tonight’s game. The Buccaneers were tested in a 17-14 win at Bethel but have cruised since. The Vikings are just getting into the meat of their CCC slate, but a 35-point turnaround after halftime in a win at Bethel last week was pretty convinving. Oh yeah, and this game has huge playoff implications. It doesn’t get any bigger than this.

The Games

the Vikings know they’ll have to be on their toes and not take ay plays off. “Defensively, you’ve got to carry out your assignments and stay focused and play disciplined,” Current said. “You can’t be chasing the ball. You can stuff them 10 or 11 times in a row, but then that 11th time they’re going 70 yards for a touchdown because one guy blows an assignment. You’ve got to play disciplined and hope the guys don’t get too nosy — you’ve got to hope everyone does their job and believes that their teammates will do theirs.” But the Buccs are equally worried about the Miami East offense — which has been putting points on the board at an alarming rate. “They’re very well coached. Max does a great job with them. They’ve got three really good backs,” Miller said. “(Michael)

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RUSHING Name (Team) . . . . . . . . . .Car Yds Avg TD 8 Jake Finfrock (M-U) . . . . .118 700 5.9 7 Jacob Hall (Tipp) . . . . . . .104 612 5.8 8 Alex Baskerville (Cov) . . . .86 559 6.5 Jon Dembski (Piq) . . . . . . .61 558 9.1 10 Kevin McMaken (ME) . . . .79 478 6.1 10 5 Isaiah Winston (Cov) . . . . .61 414 6.7 3 Trent Tobias (Cov) . . . . . . .43 392 9.1 4 Marcus Foster (Troy) . . . . .60 379 6.3 Cameron Johnson (Tipp) . .45 374 8.3 1 6 Andrew Gilardi (Leh) . . . . .65 324 4.9 3 Taylor Wellbaum (Piq) . . . .52 323 6.2 5 Jonathan Ellerbrock (Beth) 45 307 6.8 Dan Davis (Leh) . . . . . . . . .38 296 7.7 4 3 Clay Minton (M-U) . . . . . . .50 296 5.9 4 Brent Rowley (Beth) . . . . . .43 284 6.6 5 Michael Fellers (ME) . . . . .31 240 7.7 Isaiah Williams (Troy) . . . . .41 221 5.4 4 5 Tyler Brown (M-U) . . . . . . .32 218 6.8 4 Nick Fischer (Tipp) . . . . . . .35 217 6.2 Josh Snyder (ME) . . . . . . .36 182 5.1 2 1 A.J. Oullette (Cov) . . . . . . .24 171 7.1 1 Alex Brewer (ME) . . . . . . . .11 139 12.6 1 Ryan Hughes (Piq) . . . . . . .12 137 11.4 Travis Nees (Piq) . . . . . . . .13 134 10.3 2 1 Justin Stewart (Leh) . . . . . .25 131 5.2 1 Austin Staggs (Beth) . . . . .30 122 4.0 1 Miles Hibbler (Troy) . . . . . . .25 122 4.8 John Husa (Leh) . . . . . . . . .23 102 4.4 0 1 Colton McKinney (ME) . . . .17 92 5.4 1 Reed Pelphrey (Beth) . . . . .23 91 3.0 Fred Whitson (Troy) . . . . . .18 88 4.8 1 Greg Spearman (Leh) . . . .16 87 5.4 0 1 Sam Earick (Cov) . . . . . . . . .9 76 8.4 0 Zach Jones (Troy) . . . . . . . .19 69 3.6 Andrew Adams (Leh) . . . . .14 68 4.8 0 0 Ben Hughes (Tipp) . . . . . . .23 67 2.9 1 Nick James (Troy) . . . . . . . . .6 66 11.0 2 Skylar Brown (Leh) . . . . . . .16 59 3.6 Kyle Mills (Piq) . . . . . . . . . .15 56 3.7 0 0 Matt Beaty (ME) . . . . . . . . . .6 55 9.2 0 David Karns (M-U) . . . . . . . .5 51 10.2 Alex Wilson (Beth) . . . . . . .10 48 4.8 1 Troy Sawyer (Beth) . . . . . . . .9 46 5.1 0 0 Austin Covault (Piq) . . . . . . .6 45 7.5 0 Ben Weber (Leh) . . . . . . . .13 40 3.1 Kyler Deeter (Cov) . . . . . . . .3 32 10.6 0 Troy Cron (Cov) . . . . . . . . . .6 31 5.1 0 1 Tyler Sage (Piq) . . . . . . . . . .1 27 27.0 0 Brandon Garlough (Beth) . .2 22 11 Ian Dunaway (Troy) . . . . . . . .2 23 11.5 0 Kaleb Schoen (Beth) . . . . . .2 20 10 1 0 Lane Monnnin (Leh) . . . . . . .2 17 8.5 Tony Lewis (Troy) . . . . . . . . .2 16 8 0 Devante Bush (Troy) . . . . . .3 15 5 0 0 Dylan Kinnison (ME) . . . . . .5 14 2.8 0 Sam Kiswonger (M-U) . . . . .4 14 3.5 Austin McCuistion (ME) . . . .7 14 2.0 2 Bobby Alexander (Cov) . . . .4 13 3.2 0 0 Sean Ford (Tipp) . . . . . . . . .2 12 6.0 Justice Young (Piq) . . . . . . .13 11 0.8 1 Nick Staton (ME) . . . . . . . . .2 11 5.5 0 Dalton Allen (ME) . . . . . . . . .1 10 10 0

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RECEIVING Name (Team) . . . . . . . . .Rec Yds Avg TD Ian Dunaway (Troy) . . . . . .16 276 17.2 5 Greg Spearman (Leh) . . . . .6 187 31.6 1 Michael Fellers (ME) . . . . . .6 178 29.7 1 3 Michael Collett (Tipp) . . . . . .7 166 23.7 1 Joey Serrer (Beth) . . . . . . .12 145 12.0 3 Isaiah Williams (Troy) . . . . . .9 137 15.2 1 Andrew Westerheide (Leh) 12 131 10.9 2 Josh Snyder (ME) . . . . . . . .7 114 16.3 1 Jared Ervin (Tipp) . . . . . . . . .8 102 12.7 1 Fred Whitson (Troy) . . . . . . .6 87 14.5 1 Cameron Johnson (Tipp) . . .9 69 7.7 Travis Nees (Piq) . . . . . . . . .6 67 11.1 1 2 Austin Angle (Cov) . . . . . . . .3 66 22.0 1 Austin Staggs (Beth) . . . . . .5 64 12.8 0 Jake Finfrock (M-U) . . . . . . .3 63 21.0 Devin Blakely (Troy) . . . . . . .5 60 12.0 0 0 Andrew Adams (Leh) . . . . . .8 60 7.5 1 A.J. Oullette (Cov) . . . . . . . . .1 56 56.0 0 Marcus Foster (Troy) . . . . . .4 54 13.5 Sam Earick (Cov) . . . . . . . . .1 53 53.0 1 0 Jason Antonides (M-U) . . . .6 51 8.5 1 Troy Cron (Cov) . . . . . . . . . .3 49 16.3 Jacob Hall (Tipp) . . . . . . . . .3 47 15.7 1 0 David Karns (M-U) . . . . . . . .2 43 21.5 1 Jordan Feeser (Piq) . . . . . . .1 40 40.0 0 Ben Crawford (Piq) . . . . . . . .1 39 39.0 Ben Seale (Beth) . . . . . . . . .3 37 5.0 1 0 Tyler Sage (Piq) . . . . . . . . . .3 31 10.3 1 Clay Minton (M-U) . . . . . . . .4 30 7.5 0 Trae Honeycutt (Piq) . . . . . . .3 28 9.3 Nick Fischer (Tipp) . . . . . . . .4 28 7.0 0 0 Kain Smiley (M-U) . . . . . . . .1 27 27.0 0 Kevin Jackson (ME) . . . . . . .3 26 8.7 Kyler Deeter (Cov) . . . . . . . .1 25 25.0 0 Reed Pelphrey (Beth) . . . . . .2 24 12.0 0 1 Joe Vondenhuevel (Leh) . . .3 22 7.3 0 Zach Jones (Troy) . . . . . . . . .2 21 10.5 Geordie Heddlestonq (Tipp) 1 17 17.0 0 0 Quentin Vaughan (Troy) . . . .1 16 16.0 0 Jarett Wasson (Tipp) . . . . . .1 14 14 1 Josiah Thacker (Beth) . . . . .1 12 12.0 Brent Rowley (Beth) . . . . . . .3 12 4.0 0 0 Clay Selsor (Leh) . . . . . . . . .2 10 5.0 9 9.0 0 Jon Dembski (Piq) . . . . . . . .1 Ryan Hughes (Piq) . . . . . . . .1 9 9.0 1 Sean Ford (Tipp) . . . . . . . . .1 9 9.0 0 PASSING Name (Team) . . . . . . . . .Com Cody May (Troy) . . . . . . . . .44 Ben Hughes (Tipp) . . . . . . .33 Colton Bowling (ME) . . . . . .16 Jonathan Ellerbrock (Beth) .26 Taylor Wellbaum (Piq) . . . . .18 Dan Davis (Leh) . . . . . . . . .15 Nick Rourke (Leh) . . . . . . . .17 Cody Hollon (M-U) . . . . . . .13 Trent Tobias (Cov) . . . . . . . . .4 Isaiah Winston (Cov) . . . . . .4 A.J. Oullette (Cov) . . . . . . . . .1 Justice Young (Piq) . . . . . . . .3 Mason Kretzer (Beth) . . . . . .1 Nick Fields (M-U) . . . . . . . . .1

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CONFERENCE STANDINGS GWOC North Standings

CCC Standings

Team League Overall Trotwood-Madison 0-0 5-0 Butler 0-0 5-0 Troy 0-0 4-1 Piqua 0-0 3-2 Sidney 0-0 0-5 Today’s Conference Games Butler at Troy Piqua at Trotwood Today’s Non-Conference Game Springboro at Sidney

Team League Overall Covington 4-0 5-0 Miami East 4-0 4-1 Ansonia 3-1 4-1 Tri-County North 3-1 3-2 Twin Valley South 2-2 2-3 Arcanum 2-2 2-3 Bethel 1-3 2-3 Bradford 1-3 2-3 Mississinawa Valley 0-4 0-5 National Trail 0-4 0-5 Today’s Conference Games Covington at Miami East Bethel at Twin Valley South Bradford at Tri-County North Arcanum at Ansonia Mississinawa Valley at National Trail

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CBC Kenton Trail Standings Team League Overall Tippecanoe 0-0 5-0 Spg. Shawnee 0-0 5-0 Kenton Ridge 0-0 5-0 Tecumseh 0-0 4-1 Bellefontaine 0-0 1-4 Stebbins 0-0 0-5 Today’s Conference Games Tippecanoe at Bellefontaine Tecumseh at Stebbins Kenton Ridge at Spg. Shawnee

Metro Buckeye Conference Team League Overall Lehman 2-0 2-3 Dayton Christian 1-0 5-0 Ft. Loramie 0-0 4-1 Troy Christian 0-1 0-5 Jefferson 0-2 0-5 Today’s Conference Games Jefferson at Troy Christian Fort Loramie at Dayton Christian Today’s Non-Conference Game Lehman at Upper Scioto

SWBL Buckeye Standings Team League Overall Waynesville 2-0 5-0 Milton-Union 1-0 4-1 Dixie 1-0 2-3 Madison 1-1 3-2 Carlisle 1-1 2-3 Preble Shawnee 0-2 1-4 Northridge 0-2 0-5 Today’s Conference Games Carlisle at Milton-Union Dixie at Waynesville Northridge at Preble Shawnee Today’s Non-Conference Game Madison at Franklin


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■ Troy Notebook

Trojan guards lastest in long line BY DAVID FONG Executive Editor fong@tdnpublishing.com From Bill Garfield and Shane Fobian to Chris Jackson and Nick Guziewicz to Adam Ritter and Josh Mays to Todd Carter and Lee Philpot to Joe Brading and Daniel Shaw, one thing has seemingly always held true of offensive lines under Troy coach Steve Nolan — great guards come in pairs. “A lot of that is the way our offense and our schemes work,” Nolan said. “Because we rely so much on our guards in terms of assignments and the way they pull, you have to have two guards who are both playing well. We’ve had some pretty good guard combos over the years.” Current Trojan guards Ethan Hargrove and Cody Zeller appear to be the latest in that long line of successful Troy tandem guards. “They are both playing really well,” Nolan said. “They both had great games last week against Beavercreek.” That Hargrove is play-

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ing well comes as no shock. A three-year starter for the Trojans, the 6-foot-3, 265pound senior is being looked at by a number of Division I college programs. The undersized Zeller, a 5-foot-10, 220pound junior, has been a pleasant surprise for the Trojans. He’s in his first year as a starter and played only sparingly on varsity last season. has really “Zeller stepped it up,” Nolan said. “He’s done a nice job in there for us.” • MAY DAY: With 140 passing yards last week against Beavercreek, Trojan quarterback Cody May remains well ahead of pace to throw for more

MAY than 1,000 yards this season. Through five games, the senior has completed 44 of 74 passes for 653 yards with nine touchdowns and just two interceptions. If he’s able to continue at his current pace, May would throw for 1,683 yards this season. May — who threw for more than 1,000 yards as a junior — is looking to become the first Troy quarterback to throw for 1,000 or more yards in consecutive seasons since Trojan legend Tommy Myers topped the 1,000-yard mark in both 1959 and 1960. “Cody continues to play well for us,” Nolan said. “He’s just been really

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steady. He’s been making all the right reads and does a nice job delivering the ball. Obviously he’s throwing for a lot of yards, but you also have to look at the fact he’s thrown nine touchdowns and only two interceptions. He’s not putting our defense in bad situations by throwing a bunch of interceptions.” • WHAT ABOUT THE RUN?: While May is on track to throw for 1,000 yards this season, the chances of Troy — which for three decades under Nolan has been known primarily as a running team — producing a 1,000-yard rusher this season would appear unlikely — although certainly not out

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BUTCHER of the question. Through five games this season, senior Marcus Foster has 60 carries for 379 yards, while Isaiah Williams has 41 carries for 221 yards. At their current pace, Foster would finish with 758 yards this season, while Williams would finish 442 yards. All hopes for a 1,000yard rusher are not lost, however. Last week against Beavercreek, Foster rushed for 125 yards — his highest output of the season. Should he average 125 yards per game over the final five weeks of the season, Foster would finish with 1,004 yards. The last Troy running

back to top the 1,000-yard mark in a season was Matt Allen in 2008. Should Troy not be able to produce a 1,000-yard rusher this season, it would mark the third season in a row — something that’s only happened one other time (2001-2003) since Nolan’s arrival at Troy in 1984. • DOING IT WITH BLAIR: Last week against the Beavers marked the first time all season senior inside linebacker Zach “The” Butcher did not lead the Trojans in tackles. Fellow inside linebacker Chris Blair led the Trojans with 18 tackles, while Butcher — who missed much of the fourth quarter as a precautionary measure after suffering a minor ankle injury — finished with 14 tackles. “Blair had a great game,” Nolan said. “He played his best game of the year.” Butcher leads the Trojans with 69 tackles this season, while Blair is second with 55 tackles. Foster, who also plays defensive back, is third with 43 tackles.

■ Troy-Butler Preview

Trojans face huge test vs. Aviators BY DAVID FONG Executive Editor fong@tdnpublishing.com

PHOTOS COURTESY LEE WOOLERY/SPEEDSHOT PHOTO

Troy linebacker Ian Nadolny (40) makes a tackle last year against Chaminade Julienne.

‘Mister Consistent’ Nadolny makes plays for Trojans BY DAVID FONG Executive Editor fong@tdnpublishing.com Ian Nadolny sat in Troy football coach Steve Nolan’s office Monday, listing the various attritutes of Trojan linebackers. A variety of names came up — none of which were his. Troy’s strongest linebacker? “Probably (Chris) Blair or (Zach) Butcher,” Nadolny said. Troy’s fastest linebacker? “I would have to say either (Nick) Zimmer or Miles (Hibbler),” Nadolny said. So where, exactly, does that leave Nadolny? “I guess I’m just somewhere in between,” Nadolny said. “I’m not really either the fastest or the strongest.” Perhaps not — but it certainly could be argued Nadolny, a junior outside linebacker, is amongst the most valuable on the team. While he may not possess the strength of inside linebackers Blair or Butcher or the speed of fellow outside linebackers Hibbler or Zimmer, Nadolny always seems to find a way to make plays for the Trojans. What the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Nadolny may lack in physical gifts, he more than

makes up for with tenacity and an innate understanding of the way the game is supposed to be played. “He’s Mr. Consistent,” Nolan said. “He plays the game smart and he understands the concepts of our defense. He’s not the strongest guy in the world, but he’s athletic enough to go out there and make plays. He always takes the proper angles and he’s always around the ball to make plays.” While Nadolny is more than capable of making plays — he’s recorded 23 tackles with two sacks, two quarterback hurries and three passes broken up through five weeks this season — perhaps his greatest asset to the team is his ability to make other Trojan linebackers look better. Troy’s other three starting linebackers all have more tackles than he does — Butcher leads the team with 69, Blair has 55 and Zimmer has 35 — and they have the numbers they do in large part because of Nadolny. “As an outside linebacker, it’s not really my job to make tackles,” Nadolny said. “I’m supposed to turn everything back to the inside, where Blair and Butcher make the tackles. My job is to feed them.” Nadolny doesn’t mind doing the grunt work for the Trojans. While he may not be the strongest on the team, he’s able to stop the run if called upon. And while he may not be the fastest linebacker on the team, he’s

TROY also fast enough to drop back into pass coverage if that’s what he’s asked to do. He also plays on the Trojans’ special teams units. Basically, on game days, he does just about everything but drive the bus to away games. “That’s my mom,” Nadolny said of his mother, Kim, who is the team bus driver. While Nadolny may not have been blessed with the same physical gifts as the rest of Troy’s linebackers, he is a consumate student of the game. That savvy on the field allowed him to get on the field last year as a sophomore — when he was 15 pounds smaller and a step slower than he is this year — on a team that featured three All-Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division linebackers. “He came in for us last year when we had some injuries and really played well,” Nolan said. “We had noticed some things in camp and were hopeful he’d be able to contribute last year, despite his size. He would always take the coaching. He would always do whatever we asked of him. He’s a smart kid — he’s taking chemistry, advanced placement history and is in the post-secondary option program (college courses) — and I think that translates well on the football field.” The ability to read plays and understand what’s going on as the action swirls

around him his something Nadolny takes great pride in. “I think I play because I know what I’m supposed to do,” he said. “I’m kind of like (strong safety Brad) Armstrong was last year — I always know what defensive alignment we are in and what I’m supposed to do. I think I can help out there. I know what my job is.” Still, many were surprised when the lanky Nadolny was able to play his way into a starting role last season and keep it through this season — including Nadolny himself. “People told me last year how surprised they were I was out there playing with the big boys,” Nadolny said. “I was surprised I got my chance last year, too. When they came to me after the Dunbar scrimmage and told me I had a chance to start on varsity, I was pretty surprised I was going to get that chance.” Nadolny said he’s doing everything he can to become one of the “big boys” he was talking about — “I eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks in between breakfast and lunch, snacks between lunch and dinner, snacks after dinner and I drink protein shakes after I work out,” he said — but until then, he said he’ll get by on his wits and football smarts. “I may not be the biggest or the fastest, but I’m big enough and fast enough to get where I’m supposed to be,” Nadolny said.

Last weekend, Steve Nolan saw an offensive line bigger than VandaliaButler’s. One problem — the Troy football coach saw it while watching the Pittsburgh Steelers play on television. “They are huge — they pretty much block out the sun,” Nolan said. “They are about the biggest line I’ve ever seen.” Which presents some mighty big problems for the Trojans tonight as Troy (4-1) and Butler (5-0) square off at Troy Memorial Stadium in a game loaded with Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division title and playoff implications. Butler’s offensive line is anchored by a pair of future Division I college players — tackle Taylor Decker (6-foot-8, 315pounds), who has committed to the University of Notre Dame, and guard Miles Eaton (6-4, 310), who has committed to Ball State. The line is rounded out by Avery Robertson (65, 250) and Ryan Gilbert (5-11, 255). Those beheomoths up front clear the way for an offense that is averaging 433.8 yards and 39.6 points per game — totals that are second in the entire GWOC. “They just get behind that offensive line and run their offense,” Nolan said. “Nobody has been able to stop them yet.” Behind that offensive line, senior Tyler Jones — in his first year as a starter at running back — has put up staggering numbers. Through five games, Jones already has rushed for 1,104 yards and 14 touchdowns, while averaging 10.3 yards per carry. “He’s a great back, obviously,” Nolan said. “He follows his blocks. He runs low to the ground. He keeps his legs churning. He does all the things you want a running back to do.” Jones will go up against a Troy defense that has been reeling against the run the past two weeks. Two weeks ago, Springboro’s thirdstring running back, Kyle Longworth, gouged the Trojans for 184 yards on the ground. Last week against Beavercreek, Zach Smith put up 109 rushing yards.

TROY There’s a danger, however, in getting too caught up in stopping Jones, Nolan said. Senior quarterback Ryne Pugh — a three-year starter for the Aviators — is every bit the threat Jones is. While Jones is on pace to rush for 2,000 yads this season, Pugh is on track to throw for 1,000 yards this year — giving Butler one of the most well-balanced offenses in the area. Through five games, Pugh has completed 38 of 60 pases for 553 yards, with eight touchdowns and just one interception. His favorite target is Mark Tindell, a senior with 18 receptions for 257 yards and six touchdowns. “If you get too caught up in trying to stop the run, their quarterback will beat you,” Nolan said. “Pugh does a great job in running their offense. They run and run and run the ball, then when you start bringing people up to stop the run, they go over the top with Pugh and beat you deep. You have to stay disciplined against them.” Defensively, the Trojans will have to worry about Decker and Eaton — the two line up on both offense and defense for the Aviators. With their height, Troy quarterback Cody May will have to worry about passes getting batted down at the line of scrimmage. “We’ve got to do a good job of staying low and staying on our blocks,” Nolan said. “If we don’t, the Decker kid will use his 11-foot wingspan to knock down passes. Having those two guys in there on defense really takes away a lot of your passing lanes, because they are so tall.” Tonight’s game marks the beginning of a threegame stretch that likely will define the Trojans’ season. After hosting unbeaten Butler tonight, Troy plays host to rival Piqua (3-2), then travels to TrotwoodMadison (5-0). Troy may need to win all three — and will certainly have to win at least two of the three — to win the GWOC North and earn a return trip to the playoffs. “This is it,” Nolan said. “We knew before the season even started we had these three games all in a row. We’ll find out what we are made of during this stretch.”


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Friday, September 30, 2011

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Buck Eyes An inside look at Ohio State football WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

BUCKEYE BRAIN BUSTERS

NAME: Justin Zwick HOMETOWN: Massillon OHIO STATE YEARS: 20032006 HIGHLIGHTS: Zwick’s high point was quarterbacking Ohio State to an Alamo Bowl win in 2004 after Troy Smith was suspended. He was a highly touted recruit after throwing for 10,500 yards in high school. He started the first six games in 2004 at quarterback before Smith became the starter. AFTER OSU: Zwick is a sales representative for Smith and Nephew Orthopaedics in Columbus.

1: How many Ohio Athletic Conference football titles did Ohio State win before joining the Big Ten? 2: What year did the annual Ohio State captains breakfast begin? 3: What year did the Ohio State band first play “Hang on Sloopy” during a football game?

SAY WHAT?

RECRUITING UPDATE

“He’s an exciting guy. He can make something out of nothing.”

4: What position did Michigan State

coach Mark Dantonio play when he was in college at South Carolina? 5: Who is the only Michigan State

player chosen No. 1 overall in the NFL draft? Answers: 1. Two; 2. 1934; 3. 1965; 4. Defensive back; 5. Bubba Smith, 1967

— Ohio State running back Jordan Hall talks about freshman quarterback Braxton Miller.

Bri’onte Dunn, a 2012 Ohio State verbal commitment, has kept in contact with Michigan and Penn State despite that commitment. But he has not said he is backing away from OSU. His cousin, Dymonte Thomas, a 2013 recruit as a safety, verbally committed to Michigan last week and says he will try to convince Dunn he would look good in maize and blue. Dwayne Stanford, a 2012 wide receiver recruit from Cincinnati Taft, has listed Ohio State, Alabama, LSU, Michigan and Cincinnati as his favorites. Derrick Green, a running back from Richmond (Va.) Hermitage, in the 2013 class, has offers from Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

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Braxton Miller (two touchdown passes, 83 yards rushing) was a definite upgrade at QB for Ohio State against a weak Colorado team last Saturday. Now he has to do it against a Michigan State team looking to repeat its Big Ten co-title of 2010 and get coach Mark Dantonio’s first win against OSU. Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins has completed 68 percent of his passes for 947 yards and five touchdowns this season and is a 65-percent career passer. He is a three-year starter and one of only two three-time captains in MSU football history. Advantage: Michigan State

Freshman Devin Smith (8 catches for 183 yards) has been impressive since his first game, something some other highly touted recent receivers at OSU never accomplished. Three of his eight catches have been for touchdowns, including two against Colorado. The search is still on for a consistent second receiver, though. B.J. Cunningham has caught more passes (168) than any receiver in Michigan State history and has a reception in 38 straight games. He has 29 catches for 428 yards and a touchdown this season. Keshawn Martin (14 catches, 132 yards, no TDs) is MSU’s No. 2 option. Advantage: Michigan State

< OFFENSIVE LINE Ohio State’s 226 yards rushing against Colorado was its second straight solid performance in the running game. The line’s ability to play well despite the absence of All-Big Ten tackle Mike Adams because of a five-game suspension might be one of the overlooked stories of the season so far. Injuries have left Michigan State scrambling on its offensive line. Guards Joel Foreman and Chris McDonald have combined for 51 starts, but the other three spots have been filled by players short on experience. In their only game that wasn’t against overmatched competition, the Spartans ran for 29 yards in a 31-13 loss to Notre Dame. Advantage: Ohio State

< DEFENSIVE LINE The absence of Nathan Williams the last two games because of arthroscopic knee surgery revealed John Simon’s versatility when he was used more as a pass rusher. Williams’ injury has also meant more playing time for redshirt freshman J.T. Moore. Jerel Worthy, a three-year starter, is the leader on the line for MSU. The Spartans rank first in the country in total defense (172.5 yards per game), but playing Youngstown State, Florida Atlantic and Central Michigan could have something to do with that. They will try to put Ohio State and Miller in third-and-long situations and rely on a Dantonio favorite, the blitz. Advantage: Ohio State

LINEBACKERS Returning starter Andrew Sweat could be spending more time on the field with young linebackers. Freshman Ryan Shazier has caught on in a hurry and was in on nearly 30 plays against Colorado. His playing time could increase, as could that of another freshman, Curtis Grant. For Michigan State, linebackers Max Bullough, Denicos Allen and Chris Norman are the team’s top three tacklers and Allen has a team-high five tackles for losses. Advantage: Even

JORDAN HALL The 5-foot-9, 195-pound senior running back from Jeannette, Pa. has been an explosive weapon since returning. In two games he has 171 yards rushing and has returned two kicks for 135 yards and three punts for 44 yards.

RUNNING BACKS > Jordan Hall has shown he is much more than Terrelle Pryor’s high school teammate the last two weeks since returning from a two-game suspension. He led OSU in rushing for a second straight week against Colorado with 84 yards on 18 carries and had kickoff returns of 90 and 45 yards. Le’Veon Bell (217 yards) and Edwin Baker (216 yards) share the rushing duties for Michigan State. Baker was a first-team All-Big Ten selection last season. Bell, from Groveport Madison High School, is one of 24 Spartans who come from Ohio. Advantage: Michigan State

BIG TEN STANDINGS Leaders Division Big Ten Overall W L W L Illinois 0 0 4 0 Wisconsin 0 0 4 0 Ohio State 0 0 3 1 Penn State 0 0 3 1 Purdue 0 0 2 1 Indiana 0 0 1 3 Legends Division Big Ten Overall W L W L Michigan 0 0 4 0 Nebraska 0 0 4 0 Iowa 0 0 3 1 Michigan State 0 0 3 1 Northwestern 0 0 2 1 Minnesota 0 0 1 3

WEEKEND SCHEDULE BIG TEN SATURDAY Michigan State at OHIO STATE, 3:30 p.m. Minnesota at Michigan, Noon Northwestern at Illinois, Noon Penn State at Indiana, Noon Nebraska at Wisconsin, 8 p.m. Notre Dame at Purdue, 8 p.m. TOP 25 Kentucky at LSU, 12:21 p.m. Boise State at Nevada, 2:30 p.m. Clemson at Virginia Tech, 6 p.m. Ball State at Oklahoma, 7 p.m. Alabama at Florida, 8 p.m. UCLA at Stanford, 10:30 p.m.

< DEFENSIVE BACKS This appears to be one of the deepest areas for the Buckeyes. Christian Bryant played his way into the starting lineup for the first time last week at safety and already has drawn comparisons to Jermale Hines, one of the standouts of last year’s defensive backfield. MSU’s Cousins will be their toughest challenge of the season so far, though. Isaiah Lewis, a first-year starter at safety, leads Michigan State with two interceptions, which ties him for the Big Ten lead. The other safety Trenton Robinson is in his third year as a starter and cornerback Johnny Adams has been in the lineup for two years. Advantage: Ohio State

SPECIAL TEAMS Whatever the problem was with kicker Drew Basil early in the season, he seems to have corrected it and has hit his last five field goal attempts. Jordan Hall’s kick returns add another dimension to OSU’s offense. MSU kicker Dan Conroy was almost automatic last season when he hit 14 of 15 field goal attempts. He has two misses already this season, both inside 30 yards. He is working with a new long snapper and new holder. Advantage: Even

2011 OSU LEADERS Passing Yards Joe Bauserman ......................365 Braxton Miller .........................238 Rushing Yards Carlos Hyde ...........................263 Jordan Hall ........................... .171 Receiving Yards Devin Smith ...........................183 Jake Stoneburner .....................93 Field Goals Drew Basil..............................5/7 Punting Ben Buchanan.......................41.9 Tackles Andrew Sweat ..........................24 Etienne Sabino .........................19 Interceptions Four tied with 1

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OSU SCHEDULE Sept. 3 ............................. Akron 42-0 Sept. 10 ....................... Toledo, 27-22 Sept. 17 ............at Miami (Fla.), 6-24 Sept. 24 .................... Colorado 37-17 Oct. 1 ......................... Michigan State Oct. 8 ................. at Nebraska, 8 p.m. Oct. 15 ................................at Illinois Oct. 29 .................. Wisconsin, 8 p.m. Nov. 5 .....................................Indiana Nov. 12 ............................... at Purdue Nov. 19 ............................. Penn State Nov. 26 ............................ at Michigan Content compiled by Jim Naveau and design by Ross Bishoff • The Lima News Copyright © 2011 The Lima News. Reproduction of any portion of this material is prohibited without express consent.

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Miller still learning on the job COLUMBUS — How much is too much? How often is too often? Freshman quarterback Braxton Miller brought some excitement to Ohio State’s offense in his first start last week against Colorado. But he also brought some fear because he ran the ball 17 times. If Miller, who missed several games in high school at Huber Heights Wayne because of injuries, runs that much every game, can he survive a whole season? Even his teammates have wondered the same thing, most notably when a tackler flipped him during a run in the first half against Colorado. “It was like a car wreck in slow motion,” offensive lineman Jack Mewhort said about watching that play. “I saw it out of the corner of my eye and was like, ‘Wow, he shouldn’t be doing that.’” What running quarterbacks should and should’t be doing is always open for debate. Even in their coaches’ minds. Earlier this week, Ohio State coach Luke Fickell said, “Obviously, we’ve got to be conscious of it. I’m not sure that’s the amount of times we’d like to have. But there are situations where he’s going to run. “What’s the perfect number? I don’t know,” he said. “Knowing when to take off, when to get down, when to go for the extra yardage, those are things you have to learn.” Judging by past Ohio State quarterbacks who could attack defenses with their feet, that lesson does come with experience. In Troy Smith’s first year as a starter in 2004, he averaged 14 rushes per game. By the next year, it was down to 12 rushes per game, and by 2006, he was running the ball an average of only six times a game. Terrelle Pryor’s fewest rushing attempts in a season came last year in his third year as a starter. That’s probably Miller’s future, too. Ohio State just needs to get him to that future in one piece.

COUNTDOWN

Michigan vs. Ohio State

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