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Demonstration in Rome turns violent ROME (AP) — Italian riot police fired tear gas and water cannons Saturday in Rome as violent protesters hijacked a peaceful demonstration against corporate greed, smashing bank windows, torching cars and hurling bottles. Elsewhere, hundreds of thousands nicknamed “the indignant”

marched without incident in cities across Europe, as the “Occupy Wall Street” protests linked up with long-running demonstrations against European governments’ austerity measures. Heavy smoke billowed in downtown Rome as a small group broke away and wreaked havoc in

streets close to the Colosseum and elsewhere in the city. Clad in black with their faces covered, protesters threw rocks, bottles and incendiary devices at banks and Rome police in riot gear. With clubs and hammers, they destroyed bank ATMs, set trash bins on fire and assaulted at

least two news crews from Sky Italia. Riot police charged the protesters repeatedly, firing water cannons and tear gas. Around 70 people were injured, according to news reports, including one man who tried to stop the protesters from throwing bottles. TV footage showed one young

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Autumn puts on a show

Veteran battling disease

Mother Nature has again splashed nature’s canopy with her hues of red, orange and yellow this fall season — and Miami County is as good a place to view it as anywhere. Throughout Brukner Nature Center and the Miami County Park District parks, the maples, beechwoods and birches are displaying their most vivid colors of the year, awaiting visitors.

Fund-raising dinner will help him as he deals with ALS

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BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer Bill Elliott fought for his country — now, he’s fighting for his life. Elliott, 36, a 1994 graduate of Miami East High School, joined the United States Army right after graduation as a paratrooper. He later joined the Ohio National Guard as a communication speSTAFF PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER cialist and served in Iraq until Dave Lauffenburger, the Mental Health Clinic’s site manager and associate director, said the new location February 2005, when he had to retire due to back injuries from at 550 Summit Ave., Troy, provides ample space for the clinic’s needs. his career in the armed forces. Now, Elliott, who proudly served his country for more than a decade, is in need himself. According to his stepmother

School fights child obesity Five-year-olds dance hip-hop to the alphabet.Third-graders learn math by twisting into geometric shapes, fifth-graders by calculating calories. And everyone goes to the gym every day.

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Getting the word out

Make A Difference Day: Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News joins a call to action heard across the country for America’s largest day of volunteering. In USA Weekend, inside today.

Mental Health Clinic has a new location BY RON OSBURN Staff Writer The Mental Health Clinic, which provides a variety of mental health services to hundreds of local residents, has a new home. The private, non-profit clinic is now located at 550 Summit Ave., in Troy. The Mental Health Clinic, which had been at the Dettmer campus of Upper Valley Medical Center since June 2010, moved into its new location across from the Stouder Center on Oct. 3. It occupies the second floor of the

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It’s time again to whip out your favorite recipes for the annual Miami County Cookbook and Holiday Cook-off, set for Dec. 3. Area residents are encouraged to submit their favorite recipes for the 2011 Miami County Cookbook, which will be inserted in both the Troy Daily News and Piqua Daily Call prior to the Christmas holiday. Recipes will be accepted through Nov. 14. Three recipe finalists in each category then will be selected to 1 prepare their recipes and

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participate in the cook-off, which will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 3 at the Upper Valley Career Center (JVS) in Piqua. Finalists will be notified by phone. During the cook-off, a panel of judges will taste each recipe and select category winners, who will receive prizes and be featured in the cookbook. A grand prize, overall winner also will be selected. The cook-off also will feature a cooking and tasting demonstration by

Reuben Pelayo, owner of El Sombrero Mexican Restaurants in both Piqua and Troy. This year’s contest features new categories: • Kids in the Kitchen — recipes submitted by children ages 5-12 • Baker’s Best — cookies, cakes, pies, muffins, breads Meat Lovers — meats and meat dishes • Lunch Bunch — lunch favorites, including salads, sandwiches • Appetizers/Meal Starters — finger foods, hors d’oeuvres

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Summit Avenue building, with Hospice of Miami County on the first floor. “We’re here, and we’re planning to stay here a while,” said Dave Lauffenburger, a licensed psychologist who serves as the clinic’s site manager and associate director. The clinic, a contract agency of the Tri-County Board of Recovery & Mental Health Services, provides a host of mental health services, including diagnostic assessment, outpatient counseling and psychotherapy, community psychi-

• WHO: Bill Elliott, a former armed service member who served in Iraq and who was recently diagnosed with ALS. • WHAT: A fundraiser dinner featuring Chef Robert Newman. Tickets will be available at the door for $13. • WHERE AND WHEN: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Troy Community Room, third floor, 405 Public Square SW, in Troy, next door to Troy Sports Center. • WHY: To purchase a wheelchair, wheelchair accessible van and pay medical expenses for Bill Elliott.

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atric supportive treatment services, education and prevention programs and crisis intervention, Lauffenburger said. He emphasized that the clinic’s clients often have multiple needs, and services are provided in collaboration with other local agencies, such as Children’s Services, Job and Family Services, the Miami County Recovery Council and local law enforcement and the court system. “A significant number of our clients are also being served by

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ment and sent to only one of the following email accounts: (Piqua Daily Call) or (Troy Daily News). Recipes also may be mailed to: Piqua Daily Call, Attn.: Cookbook, 310 Spring St., Piqua, OH 45356, or Troy Daily News, Attn.: Cookbook, 224 S. Market St., Troy, OH 45373 For more information, see ads located in either the Piqua Daily Call or Troy Daily News, or call Susan Hartley at 773-2721 or Melody Vallieu at 4405265.

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Voters asked to OK levy for Miami Valley CTC BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer For the residents of Bethel Local School, Miami East Local Schools, Milton-Union Exempted Village Local School and Tipp City Exempted Village Local School districts, the Miami Valley Career Technology Center will be seeking support on the Nov. 8 ballot. The Miami Valley Career Technology Center is seeking support for a 10-year, 2.18-mill replacement levy, and voters from the four school districts in Miami

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County are part of the 27 school districts the career center serves on its campus in Montgomery County. Dr. John Boggess, MVCTC’s superintendent, said this is MVCTC’s first levy request in almost a decade and the school is seeking the same millage. “It is a replacement levy for the same millage that was approved a decade ago and we hope that shows the taxpayers that we are good stewards of our local funding,”

mill replacement levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home less than $1 a month in property taxes and is the only funding MVCTC has on the books from local sources. Miami Valley CTC, 6800 Hoke Road in Clayton, helps high school students explore more than 50 programs and areas of interest and graduate with the skills needed for


jobs and post-secondary education, Boggess said. Local adults also use the programs at MVCTC to update career skills and participate in training opportunities. Like many public schools around the state, MVCTC has already cut $3 million and 31 positions to balance its budget. If the levy is not passed, MVCTC would be forced to make more drastic cuts to programs and educators, school officials said. For more information about Miami Valley Career Technology Center and the replacement levy, visit

Clinic • Continued from A1 other local agencies. We want to work with those other agencies so clients get the best service,” Lauffenburger said. The clinic serves between 900 to 1,200 clients annually, and Lauffenburger agreed with a front office staff member estimate that the clinic has seen as many as 10 new clients on a given weekday. Its $3.7 million annual budget is funded by Tri-County through the county mental health levy, which is up for renewal in November. At least half the clinic’s patients are on Medicaid, about 25 percent subsidized from the levy and the balance from third party insurance or self-pay. The clinic also bills on a sliding scale, Lauffenburger said. The clinic serves clients through contracts with the county municipal court, Children’s Services, West Central Detention Center,

“A lot of people have mental health issues, from mild adjustmens issues to extreme mental illness. profit contract agency of the Tri-County BY RON OSBURN Every day we have calls for Board of Recovery & Mental Health Staff Writer service from someone. The Services, which has it’s offices in the demand has just increased Stouder Center. tremendously,” he said. “They needed to move from UVMC Local businessman Bob Cole purThe clinic refers cases to chased the 20,000-square-foot, two- and needed office space and we were UVMC and St. Rita’s story office building at 550 Summit Ave. able to accommodate them. With TriHospital in Lima, and if County across the street, I think it’s a in July 2010, for $500,000. warranted, to the NorthCole, a retired Troy educator, owns a good fit for them,” Walker said Friday. west Ohio Psychiatric The Mental Health Clinic employs number of properties in Troy, including Hospital in Toledo. the former Stouder Hospital building about 30 people, including a number of “Some clients need to (now called the Stouder Center) across health processionals, according to Dave be stabilized in a hospital the street, so buying the 550 Summit Lauffenburger, a licensed psychologist environment. But our Ave. building “was a good fit for us,” who serves as the clinic’s site manager emphasis is on treating said Michael Walker, Cole’s leasing and associate director. clients in an outpatient “Having them move in keeps jobs in agent. setting and keeping them Miami County Hospice has occupied the area and benefits the local econoout of hospitals if possithe first floor of 550 Summit Ave. for my,” said Walker, adding that he and ble,” said Lauffenburger, years and remains on the first floor. Cole wanted to publicly thank Tom noting that hospital stays Walker said a number of local organiza- Parker, CEO at UVMC, for his assisare much more expensive. tions had expressed interest in leasing tance in the transfer of the Mental Lauffenburger said the space on the second floor, including the Health Clinic from UVMC to 550 new location provides Mental Health Clinic, a private, non- Summit Ave. ample space for the clinic’s needs, and actually is closer to where a number Lauffenburger, who’s he’s seen an exponential of clients live than Riverside and has a staffer assigned to work with the been in community mental increase in the demand for UVMC. “Now we just want to county prosecutor’s Victim health since 1978 and with mental health services over get the word out,” he said. Tri-County since 1981, said the past three decades. Witness program.

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Veteran • Continued from A1 Marla Elliott, Bill was diagnosed with ALS, better known as Lou Gerhrig’s disease. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. A decorated solider, earning two good conduct medals, Humanitarian Service Medal, two National Defense Service medals and countless other accolades, a fundraiser this week will help Elliott’s family acquire a wheelchair, a vehicle to accommodate the wheelchair and

medical expenses. The Modern Woodmen of America’s Troy Chapter 7276 is co-sponsoring the dinner on Wednesday. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the third floor Community Room, 405 Public Square SW, in Troy. The benefit is $13 per plate and is being catered by Chef Robert Newman. Newman donated his services for the event. The fundraiser also includes a special speaker, Bill Bonlock, the former defensive coordinator for The Ohio State University’s Coach Woody Hayes during the football team’s 1960 National

Championship season. Dan Fritts, managing partner for the Modern Woodmen of America’s local chapter, said he was inspired to help the Elliott family. “It’s all about veterans helping veterans and supporting our troops when they come home,” Fritts said. The Modern Woodmen of America will be matching donations up to $2,500 to donate to Elliott and his family. “They have a very big need right now and we’re just trying to help out a fellow community member,” Fritts said. “It’s about the community helping their

part of it.” Tickets will be available at the door for the event, Fritts said. Elliott’s stepmother Marla said the family has been adjusting to the shock of the diagnosis of Lou Gerhig’s disease. “He had trouble with his legs, which he thought was due to back problems,” Marla said. “In April 2010, he was in and out of the hospital before they finally diagnosed him with ALS.” “It’s a horrible disease and we have good days and we have bad days,” she said. Marla Elliott explained that despite having been

woman with blood covering her face, while the ANSA news agency said a man had lost two fingers when a firecracker exploded. In the city’s St. John in Lateran square, police vans came under attack, with protesters hurling rocks and cobblestones and

twice and recovering, her beloved stepson keeps fighting. “He’s like a cat — he has nine lives,” she jokingly said. “He’s come through every time and I hate to see him go through this.” Despite the battle of ALS, Marla said her stepson is a fighter. “He’s in good spirits and we just are overwhelmed with the support from friends, strangers and just everyone who has contacted us,” she said. Bill Elliott has declared war on Lou Gehrig’s disease and now has an entire community fighting with him.

LOTTERY smashing the vehicles. Fleeing the violence, peaceful protesters stormed up the steps outside the Basilica, one of the oldest in Rome. “People of Europe: Rise Up!” read one banner in Rome. Some activists turned against the violent group, trying to stop them and shouting “Enough!”

and “Shame!” Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno blamed the violence on “a few thousand thugs from all over Italy, and possibly from all over Europe, who infiltrated the demonstration.” Some Rome museums were forced to close down and at least one theater canceled a show.

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Sean M. Craft Date of birth: 4/11/83 Location: West Milton Height: 5’8” Weight: 140 Hair color: Black Eye color: Brown Wanted CRAFT for: Burglary

Lee Keegan Date of birth: 4/25/81 Location: Dayton Height: 5’10” Weight: 205 Hair color: Brown Eye color: Brown Wanted KEEGAN for: Aggravated burglary, probation violation, OVI refusal

Joshua Lawrence Date of birth: 3/24/87 Location: West Milton Height: 6’2” Weight: 165 Hair color: Blonde Eye color: Brown Wanted LAWRENCE for: Burglary

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Protesters also set fire to a building, causing the roof to collapse, reports said. The Defense Ministry denied reports it was one of its offices. Premier Silvio Berlusconi called the violence a “worrying signal,” and added that the perpetrators “must be found and punished.” Berlusconi barely survived a confidence vote Friday, with many questioning his leadership. Italy’s debt burden is second only to Greece.

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Date of birth: 8/5/69 Location: Piqua Height: 5’10” Weight: 170 Hair color: Brown Eye color: Hazel Wanted for: Theft LEMMING

Michael Manson Date of birth: 9/3/64 Location: Piqua Height: 5’9” Weight: 156 Hair color: Brown Eye color: Blue Wanted MANSON for: Contempt — Domestic violence

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meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Staunton Township building. • Covington Board of Public Affairs will meet at 4 p.m. in the Water Department office located at 123 W. Wright St., Covington. • The Miami County Educational Service Center Governing Board meets at 5 p.m. at 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy.

• BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Troy-Miami County Library will have a Community book sale at the Miami Calendar County Fairgrounds, 650 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Hardbacks and paperbacks CONTACT US will be 50 cents and children’s books will be 25 cents. Hours will be 10 a.m. Call Melody to 3 p.m. today, with books $1 per bag and specials Vallieu at half price. For more infor440-5265 to TUESDAY mation, call 339-0502. list your free • BREAKFAST calendar OFFERED: The Pleasant • BOOK SALE: Edison items.You Hill VFW Post No. 6557, Community College’s 7578 W. Fenner Road, chapter of Phi Theta can send Ludlow Falls, will offer Kappa Honor Society will your news by e-mail to made-to-order breakfast have a used book sale from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the from 8-10 a.m. All items are a la carte. Edison Community College • DOG SOCIAL: The gymnasium pavilion. Used Miami County Park District books, music and movies will have its monthly dog social from 1-3 will be for sale including fiction, non-fiction, p.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 textbooks, biographies, recipe books, State Route 185, north of Covington. If your Christian books, children’s books and textdog is nice and plays well with others, bring books that are in excellent condition. There them to the park. Participants can walk, talk will also be movies and music for sale. The and show off their dog while leisurely cost of paperbacks is 25 cents and hardstrolling down the trail with park naturalist backs are 50 cents. Spirit of Thunder (John De Boer). • EXPLORATION WALK: The Miami Remember owners are responsible for their County Park District will have an adult dogs and must clean up after their pet. exploration walk at 9 a.m. at the Maple Meet in the parking lot. For more informaRidge entrance at Stillwater Prairie tion, visit the park district’s website at Reserve, 10440 State Route 185, west of main park entrance. Join John Virgint as • FLUTE WALK: The Miami County he shares the history of Maple Ridge and Park District will have a flute walk from 5-7 the maple sugaring process. For more p.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 information, visit the park district’s website Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Join Spirit of at 21 Thunder (John De Boer) as he plays soft • CANCER FUNDRAISER: A Zumba Native American flute music and tells stofundraiser, to raise money for the Good ries. Meet in the parking lot. For more infor- Samaritan Breast Cancer Center, will be mation, visit the park district’s website at from 6-7:30 p.m. at Salsa City Fitness, 1100 Wayne St., Troy. Tickets are $15 pre-sale • HARVEST PARTY: Nashville United and $20 at the door. The event will include Church of Christ will have its annual harinternationally known Zumba convention vest party at the Nashville Recreation Park, presenter Patrizi Merlo and door prizes. For State Route 571, from 3:30-6 p.m. Lots of more information, call Liza at 875-7082 or free family activities are planned including visit trick-or-treat trail, games, bonfire and food. • BIRTHDAY CARRY-IN: American The public is invited. Legion Post No. 586, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp • REUNION PLANNED: Descendents City, will host a birthday carry-in celebraof Uriah and Armina (Pearson) Hess will tion beginning at 6 p.m. for all those celegather at 12:30 p.m. at the Mote Park brating birthdays in October, November Building, 635 Gordon St., Piqua, for a and December. Bring your favorite dish, potluck dinner. Bring food to share and vegetable, salad or dessert. Cake and your own table service. For more informapaper products will be provided. For more tion, contact Rose Ella Hess at 773-5420 information, call (937) 667-1995. or Mary (Hess) Stump at 339-7243. Civic agendas • VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Brukner • The Concord Township Trustees will Nature Center will offer a view from the meet at the Concord Township Memorial vista program from 2-4 p.m. where particiBuilding, 1150 Horizon West Court, Troy. pants can enjoy a homemade cookie and • Pleasant Hill Township Trustees will coffee and learn to identify Brukner’s com- meet at 8 p.m. in the township building, mon feeder birds. The event is free and 210 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill. open to the public. • BREAKFAST PLANNED: American WEDNESDAY Legion Post No. 586, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp City, will offer an all-you-can-eat breakfast • NATURE CLUB: The Homeschool from 8-11 a.m. Breakfast will include eggs, Nature Club will head out to discover creabacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, fruit, tures that use camouflauge to hide from 2toast, juice, potatoes, waffles and pan4 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. The cost cakes. For more information, call ((37) is $2.50 for BNC members and $5 for non667-1995. members. Registration and payment are • OPEN MIC: American Legion Post due by Oct. 17. No. 586, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp City, will host • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis open mic beginning at 12:30 p.m. Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Musicians can come out and perform and at the Troy Country Club, 1830 Peters music lovers are invited to come and lisRoad, Troy. Lunch is $10. Tara Engel from ten. the American Veterans Institute will speak. For more information, contact Kim Riber, vice president, at (937) 974-0410. MONDAY • FRIGHT NIGHT: The Tipp City Public Library, 11 E. Main St., will offer • MOMS & TOTS: The Miami County Family Fright Night at 6:30 p.m. with a Park District will have the Trailing Moms & “ghostly tale” and “creepy craft” at 6:30 Tots program from 10 a.m. to noon at p.m. Children age 4 and up and their famCharleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross ilies may attend. Costumes are optional Road, south of Tipp City. The program is and registration is required by calling for expectant mothers, mothers and tots (937) 667-3826. birth to 5 years of age. Participants can • KNITTING PROJECT: Those wanting socialize, play and exercise during this walk. Be sure to dress for the weather. For to learn to knit may visit the Tipp City Public Library, 11 E. Main St., and join the more information, visit the park district’s library’s knitting group at its first session website at beginning at 2 p.m. Weekly knitting ses• HISTORY TAPING: An oral history sions will continue on Wednesdays taping will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Tipp through October and November. Bring Seniors Center, South First Street. The your own knitting needles. discussion will continue on Butler and • SCRABBLE NIGHT: If word games other shopping in downtown Tipp City. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and participants are your forte, try the next Scrabble competition at 10:30 a.m. at the Tipp City are invited to bring their lunch and drinks Public Library, 11 E. Main St. All levels of and dessert will be furnished. For more Scrabble players are invited. Come by information, call Ruth at 667-3149. • EUCHRE NIGHT: Euchre night will be yourself and compete against others at your skill level, or bring your own players. offered at the Tipp City Public Library, 11 Refreshments will be served. Registration E. Main St., at 6:30 p.m. An optional is required by Oct. 18. refresher will be at 6 p.m. Registration is • TALES FOR TADPOLES: The next due by Saturday. session of Tales for Tadpoles story time for Civic agendas 2 year olds will be at 10:30 a.m. at the • Pleasant Hill Board of Public Affairs will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the village council Tipp City Public Library, 11 E. Main St. Programs include stories, finger plays, room, 200 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill. songs and a craft. An adult must attend • Milton-Union Board of Education will with each child. Siblings are invited. meet at 7:30 p.m. at the elementary Registration is required. school. • DINNER FUNDRAISER: A fundraiser • Monroe Township Board of Trustees dinner for Bill Elliott, an Iraq veteran perwill meet at 7 p.m. at the Township manently injured during service, will be at Building. 6:30 p.m. at the Community Room, third • The Tipp City Council will meet at floor, 405 Public Square SW, Troy. The 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center. meal will be $13 per plate and the Modern • The Piqua City Commission will meet Woodmen of America Chapter 7276, Troy, at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. will match proceeds up to $2,000, to help • The Troy City Council will meet at 7 with living and medical expenses. For p.m. in the meeting room in Council more information, call Dan Fritts at (937) Chambers. 216-0404. • The Staunton Township Trustees will

Leaf collection begins On Monday, the city of Troy will commence the annual leaf pick-up. Crews have been picking up leaves on an unscheduled basis. As in the past, the leaf pick-up will be by zones. The description of the zones and dates for each are as follows: ZONE 1: The area bound on the east by the corporation line and Ridge Avenue, on the north and west by the corporation line and on the south by West Main Street, south on I-75 and the corporation line. Pickup scheduled for Monday, Oct. 17, through Tuesday, Oct. 18. ZONE 2: Area bound by Ridge Avenue and Peters Road on the east, to include Pleasant View and Premwood; to the south corporation line and west corporation line to include Willowcreek. Pick-up scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 19, through Thursday, Oct. 20. ZONE 3: Area between Ridge Avenue on the west,

TROY Peters Road on the south, South Market Street, Canal Street, Monroe Street and Miami River on the east and the corporation line on the north. Pick-up scheduled for Friday, Oct. 21, through Monday, Oct. 24. ZONE 4: Area between South Market and CSX Railroad, south of Canal Street to include Southview. Pick-up scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 25, through Wednesday, Oct. 26. ZONE 5: Remainder of east end of town, from CSX Railroad east. Pick-up scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 27, through Friday, Oct. 28. ZONE 6: Sherwood area and Culbertson Heights area. Pick-up scheduled for Monday, Oct. 31, through Tuesday, Nov. 1. ZONE 7: Remaining sections of Northeast Troy — Meadow Lawn, Heritage Hills, Gaslight Village and

Northbrook. Pick-up scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 2, through Friday, Nov. 4. DOWNTOWN AREA: Leaves in this area will be picked up intermittently as time permits. Where possible, residents are asked to rake leaves one foot out of the gutter onto the street to allow drainage in the gutter. Vehicles should be removed from the streets during collection dates. Residents are reminded that foreign objects, limbs, etc. should be kept out of the leaves since they will damage collection equipment and slow the collection process. This schedule is to be considered tentative, subject to weather and equipment delays. If there are questions about the leaf collection schedule, call the City of Troy Central Maintenance & Service Facility at 3351914 between the hours of 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Patrol issues safety reminder The Ohio State Highway reminds children and motorists that National School Bus Safety Week runs Oct. 17-21. The theme this year “Be Aware — Know the Danger Zone,” reminds students to be cautious any time they must cross the street. Students need to cross where they can be seen by the school bus driver and they also need to watch for traffic. The greatest risk to children is when they are outside the school bus. Student injuries and fatalities can occur as a result of motorists who attempt to

PIQUA pass a stopped school bus. Motorists approaching from either direction are required to stop at least 10feet from a stopped school bus that is displaying flashing red lights and extended stop arm, until the school bus resumes motion. If a school bus is stopped on a road divided into four or more lanes, only traffic driving in the same direction as the bus must stop. “While school buses remain the safest mode of travel on Ohio roadways,

school bus crashes do occur,” Lt. Rick Albers, Piqua Patrol Post commander, said. In 2010, there were 1,695 crashes involving school buses on Ohio roadways. Motorists can do their part by starting to think about school bus safety the moment the car is started. When backing out of a garage or driveway, watch for children walking to the school bus. For more information on National School Bus Safety Week, visit the National Association for Pupil Transportation web site at

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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 The New York Times on the “Occupy” movement and economic inequities: As the Occupy Wall Street protests spread from Lower Manhattan to Washington and other cities, the chattering classes keep complaining that the marchers lack a clear message and specific policy prescriptions. The message — and the solutions — should be obvious to anyone who has been paying attention since the economy went into a recession that continues to sock the middle class while the rich have recovered and prospered. The problem is that no one in Washington has been listening. At this point, protest is the message: income inequality is grinding down that middle class, increasing the ranks of the poor, and threatening to create a permanent underclass of able, willing but jobless people. On one level, the protesters, most of them young, are giving voice to a generation of lost opportunity. The protests, though, are more than a youth uprising. The protesters’ own problems are only one illustration of the ways in which the economy is not working for most Americans. They are exactly right when they say that the financial sector, with regulators and elected officials in collusion, inflated and profited from a credit bubble that burst, costing millions of Americans their jobs, incomes, savings and home equity. As the bad times have endured, Americans have also lost their belief in redress and recovery. It is not the job of the protesters to draft legislation. That’s the job of the nation’s leaders, and if they had been doing it all along there might not be a need for these marches and rallies. Because they have not, the public airing of grievances is a legitimate and important end in itself. It is also the first line of defense against a return to the Wall Street ways that plunged the nation into an economic crisis from which it has yet to emerge. Sioux City (Iowa) Journal on Republican presidential primaries and caucuses: Avoid pushing Iowa caucuses into December Iowa should do whatever it can to avoid moving the date for its presidential caucuses into December. The decision (in violation of national party rules) by Florida to move its primary up to Jan. 31 set in motion decisions by several other states. South Carolina moved its primary up to Jan. 21 and Nevada Republicans said their caucuses will be held on Jan. 14. Iowa and New Hampshire will hold on to their number one and two positions in the nomination process, respectively, but they haven’t set dates. State law requires New Hampshire to hold its primary at least seven days before the next contest, which means Jan. 7 at the latest. New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner recently told Politico he will make no decision on a date for his state’s primary until at least Oct. 17. State Republican Party Chairman Matt Strawn should pick up the phone, call Gardner and seek to work out an agreement under which the two states both can hold their contests the first week in January … We understand the separation between the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary would be shorter than is traditional, but the two states would remain one and two. And Iowa wouldn’t be pushed into December. Since the national Republican Party created this game of musical chairs by not enforcing its caucus and primary calendar rules, it isn’t going to be of any help in determining these last two dates. Together, Iowa and New Hampshire must do it themselves.

THEY SAID IT “My first goal is a message to every single person in Troy, Ohio, whether you are in school or doing the 9 to 5, and that is that dreams come true. Don’t let anyone control what you think you can do. Go out there and make it happen. If I can do it, so can you.” — Magician William Draven, a Troy native, on returning to his hometown to perform “This is the deer’s active mating season. We see a large number of strikes during harvest season, especially now that farmers are clearing the fields. People need to be alert and cautious and remember when there’s one deer, there are usually more close by.” — Miami County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Dave Duchak, on deer season “We are just excited to participate and be a part of this fun event. We support Michelle Obama’s effort to stress the importance of a healthy lifestyle for everyone.” — Concord Elementary School principal Linda Lamb, on students’ efforts to help break a world record for jumping jacks

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Qwikster, price hike big problems for Netflix New Coke and Crystal Pepsi were two items that customers found tough to swallow — or just didn’t want to try. Add another product to that list. Qwikster — the hurried and poorly thought out idea that sprung to life when Netflix announced an incredibly unpopular price increase — was thankfully killed before it even got the chance to be implemented. And as popular as Netflix is, it’s hard not to hear the screams of its angered subscribers. Netflix began as a DVD-by-mail rental company, but it also offered some of its movies and TV shows streaming over the Internet. It vastly underestimated how popular that particular feature would become with its millions of customers, though, and probably underpriced it — which led to the recent news that, instead of only having to pay $9.99 a month for both DVDs and streaming, they would be split into two services and customers would be forced to pay $7.99 for each separate one, a price hike of 60 percent. Needless to say, subscribers were not happy. So in a knee-jerk reaction, Netflix announced that DVDs-bymail were going to be a completely

Josh Brown Sunday Columnist separate company called Qwikster. It was an attempt to put a positive spin on the price hike — without actually addressing the reason why people were mad in the first place. If New Coke — which Qwikster’s dismal failure of a launch has been compared to — was something people didn’t want to swallow, Qwikster was something that people wanted to shove back down the throats of those responsible. But now Qwikster never existed and never will, leaving the bitter Netflix customers to pay almost twice as much as they already were if they want to hang on to both DVDs and streaming — and Netflix is left with significantly fewer of those subscribers and tons of negative press.

Of course, Netflix could fix it all in one easy move. Make its entire library available for streaming. I realize I don’t speak for all of Netflix’s subscribers, but I do for an overwhelming majority. Streaming video was a world-changer. Most of its subscribers have access to computers with high-speed internet, and more still have access to XBox 360s, Playstation 3s and Wiis — all of which movies can be streamed to. All of the people who thought it was convenient to sit at their houses and wait for DVDs to arrive in the mail had their minds collectively blown when they got the ability to access a huge library of movies and shows with a few mere button presses. But nothing is more frustrating than wanting to see a movie, knowing that the capability exists to stream it right to your TV … then seeing that it’s listed as “DVD only” (Poltergeist 2 and 3 are on streaming, but not the good one, the first one? Seriously, Netflix?). In fact, if the entire library was available streaming, I’d gladly eat that price hike with no complaints. Heck, Netflix could charge $20 a month so long as it kept expanding that library and started getting

some new releases faster for it. At this point, DVDs are something for collectors to buy (like me) or just an afterthought. The future is here, no matter how badly throwbacks don’t want to believe it — and it’d be easier and more cost effective for Netflix, too. Instead of paying for all of that postage to ship out DVDs and, well, buying and stocking them in the first place, Netflix could spend all of its money on licensing rights for streaming movies. Unfortunately, movie companies are realizing the value of streaming rights faster than Netflix and are starting to charge the company ridiculous fees for those rights compared to what they’ve collected in the past — which is the reason for the price hike in the first place. Because when two massively successful corporate entities either lose a little bit of their income or are forced to pay more out in production costs, it’s always the cashstrapped customer that pays the price and not the multi-billionaire CEOs. And that’s the toughest thing of all to swallow.


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Gold-medal school fights childhood obesity Students, teachers, parents buy in to efforts DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Five-year-olds dance hiphop to the alphabet. Thirdgraders learn math by twisting into geometric shapes, fifth-graders by calculating calories. And everyone goes to the gym every day. In the middle of America’s heartland, a small public school, Northeast Elementary Magnet School, has taken on a hefty task: reversing obesity. And it’s won a gold medal for it, becoming the first elementary school in the country to receive that award from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The Alliance was founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation to reduce childhood obesity. Only two other schools have taken the gold. The cafeteria here serves fresh fruit and veggies, lowfat or no-fat milk, no sodas or fried foods and no gooey desserts. There are no sweets on kids’ birthdays and food is never used as a reward. Teachers wear


In this Sept. 20 photo, students have their lunch at Northeast Elementary Magnet in Danville, Ill. The curriculum at the public school is focused on health and wellness, and families have to sign a contract agreeing to abide by that. School lunches are low-fat or no-fat, with fresh fruit or veggies every day, and no dessert. pedometers and parents have to sign a contract committing to the school’s healthy approach. Northeast Elementary is not in some posh, progressive suburb. It’s in Danville, Ill., an economically struggling city of 30,000 in farm country some 150 miles south of Chicago. But teachers, parents and students have embraced the rigorous curriculum and kids even call it “fun.” From the outside, it’s a

drab ’50s-era yellow brick building in a blue-collar neighborhood of modest frame homes, a few blocks from a homeless shelter and a Salvation Army donation center. Inside, it’s a cheerful oasis for almost 300 kids and has caught the attention of some of the nation’s biggest obesity-fighting advocates. Former President Bill Clinton says the steps Northeast has taken are an exemplary way to tackle “a terrible public health prob-

lem.” “We will never change it by telling people how bad it is. We’ve got to show people how good it can be,” Clinton said, paraphrasing a colleague at the Alliance’s June awards ceremony in Little Rock, Ark. Northeast’s strict, nogoodies program might sound extreme, but students seem to have bought it. During a recent nutrition lesson, first-graders sat raptly on the hallway floor

Challenges loom as world’s population hits 7 billion people She’s a 40-year-old mother of eight, with a ninth child due soon. The family homestead in a Burundi village is too small to provide enough food, and three of the children have quit school for lack of money to pay required fees. “I regret to have made all those children,” says Godelive Ndageramiwe. “If I were to start over, I would only make two or three.” At Ahmed Kasadha’s prosperous farm in eastern Uganda, it’s a different story. “My father had 25 children I have only 14 so far, and expect to produce more in the future,” says Kasadha, who has two wives. He considers a large family a sign of success and a guarantee of support in his old age. By the time Ndageramiwe’s ninth child arrives, and any further members of the Kasadha clan, the world’s population will have passed a momentous milestone. As of Oct. 31, according to the U.N. Population Fund, there will be 7 billion people sharing Earth’s land and resources. In Western Europe, Japan and Russia, it will be an ironic milestone amid worries about low birthrates and aging populations. In China and

India, the two most populous nations, it’s an occasion to reassess policies that have already slowed once-rapid growth. But in Burundi, Uganda and the rest of subSaharan Africa, the demographic news is mostly sobering as the region staggers under the double burden of the world’s highest birthrates and deepest poverty. The regional population of nearly 900 million could reach 2 billion in 40 years at current rates, accounting for about half of the projected global population growth over that span.

week, once a week, and that’s not acceptable. Children need to move,” she said. “To have a healthy body is to have a healthy brain and therefore they become better at reading and math and science. It all works together.” The students mostly mirror Danville and surrounding Vermilion County — generally poorer, less healthy than the state average, with many families struggling with obesity and related problems. The percentage of overweight kids at Northeast increased in 2009, the program’s third year, but dropped slightly last year, to 32 percent; 17 percent are obese. Those are similar to national figures, Principal Cheryl McIntire said. With only three years of data, it’s too soon to call the slight dip in the percentage of overweight children a trend. But she considers it a promising sign, and there’s no question that the children are learning healthy habits. In a recent math class, fifth grade teacher Lisa Unzicker explained how food labels can be misleading by listing only calories per serving, not per container. You have to be careful about potato chips and candy bars, she told the class. “This is why it pays to be a very conscious consumer.”



“Most of that growth will be in Africa’s cities, and in those cities it will almost all be in slums where living conditions are horrible,” said John Bongaarts of the Population Council, a New York-based research organization. Is catastrophe inevitable? Not necessarily. But experts say most of Africa and other high-growth developing nations such as Afghanistan and Pakistan will be hard-pressed to furnish enough food, water and jobs for their people, especially without major new family-planning initiatives.

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as a teacher read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” a classic kids’ story about a caterpillar that can’t seem to stop eating all kinds of fruit at first. But when the bug moved on to chocolate cake and ice cream, the youngsters gasped and said in hushed tones, “junk food,” as if it were poison. “We’re a healthy school,” says 10-year-old Naomi Woods, a shy, slim fifthgrader. “We’re not allowed to eat junk food or stuff like that.” Sandy-haired Timothy Mills, a fourth-grader, says the focus “just keeps us more fit, plus we have a lot more fun.” Like Mills, an earnest, heavy-set 9-year-old, Northeast kids aren’t all skinny. Even some kindergartners are clearly overweight. But they still jump enthusiastically to the alphabet song, and though chubbier kids struggle to run around the football field during gym class, there doesn’t seem to be much grumbling. Physical education teacher Becky Burgoyne said it’s sometimes tough to get kids of “all different shapes and sizes” to be physically active. “I just ask that students do their best and improve on what they can already do,” Burgoyne said. Some schools “may have physical education twice a

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College a family affair for mother, daughter HURON (AP) — A mother and daughter in northern Ohio say they're on the phone and texting each other frequently these days, not about family matters but about their college homework. Julie Wilson, 39, and daughter Morgan Baker, 22, are attending Bowling Green State University's Firelands College together and are both pursuing degrees in early childhood education. Wilson is in her first semester at the campus in Huron while Baker is further along, expecting to earn her bachelor's degree after just three more semesters, the Sandusky Register reported. "Morgan is the procrastinator," Wilson said, when asked whether her homework habits differ from her daughter's. "I like to start on something as soon as I get it." "She likes to study in


In this Oct. 4 photo, Julie Wilson of Vermilion listens to a lecture from her professor while at her early childhood education class at Bowling Green State University Firelands in Sandusky. Wilson and her daughter, Morgan Baker, are attending school together working toward their degrees in the school’s early childhood education program. silence, and I have to have some noise," was Baker's take on the same question. "Growing up with three younger siblings, there was

always something going on, so it was weird if I was studying when it was quiet." The daughter said she

Attacks force Amish to seek outside help CARROLLTON (AP) — Leaders within Ohio’s Amish community faced a soul-searching question after what they say were hair-cutting attacks against several followers of their faith. Should they cooperate with authorities or adhere to their beliefs of forgiving one another and keeping disputes private? In the end, church bishops decided to seek help from the outside. “They didn’t feel they could get it stopped any other way,” said Timothy Zimmerly, a sheriff in Holmes County where authorities say an Amish bishop and his son were held down while men from a breakaway Amish group used scissors and a clipper to cut their beards. Five men were arrested

and accused of cutting the hair of several people, offensive acts to the Amish, who believe the Bible instructs women to let their hair grow long and men to grow beards and stop shaving once they marry. While the attacks in recent weeks might seem bizarre to outsiders, they have struck at the core of the Amish identity and tested their principles. They strongly believe that they must be forgiving in order for God to forgive them. Often that means handing out their own punishment and not reporting crimes to law enforcement. One couple refused to press charges even after acknowledging that their two sons and another man

came into their house last month, held them down, and cut the father’s beard and the mother’s hair. The husband and wife who live near the village of Mesopotamia didn’t report the attack and only talked after authorities said they had received a tip, said Trumbull County sheriff Thomas Altiere. “They want to turn the other cheek, let God take care of it,” said Altiere, who lacked enough evidence on his own to make an arrest. The wife of an Amish bishop who said her husband’s beard was cut by members of the same splinter group last week said they decided to press charges so that his attackers would get help and to prevent anyone else from getting hurt.

realized she wanted a career that involved youngsters after she worked in a children's hospital during a 10-day trip to Haiti in 2009,

before the devastating earthquake. Upon graduation, Baker will be certified to teach preschool through third grade and said she could then get a certification to add grades four and five. Wilson, the mother, indicated that she enrolled in hopes of taking her years of part-time work as a preschool teacher and aide to the next level. "It was always just whatever I could find to get by," she said. "This is something I'm choosing. I already have experience in the field, and I've raised four kids." The two women were already close — "Best friends," as Baker put it. They said they now help each other with school work, with Wilson saying she takes advantage of her daughter's college experience while Baker benefits from her mother's life experience.

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • George R. ‘Bud’ Laudenslayer TROY — George R. “Bud” Laudenslayer, 77, of Troy, Ohio passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at the Troy Care and Rehabilitation Center in Troy. Services are pending at Baird Funeral Home in Troy.

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The annual Ohio Renaissance Festival completes its 22nd year today with the last of a seven-weekend run at the 30-acre permanent village in Harveysburg. Above, Jake the Wildman shivers and shakes after emerging from the mud pit during Saturday’s running of the Viking Show — one of several Theatre in the Ground Mudde Show performances. Below right, Molotov the Gypsy entertains the crowd by “eating” fire.

Number of Ohio bankruptcies down


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remain the same unemployment, medical bills and divorce. Fewer filings do not mean the economy is improving, bankruptcy experts told the newspaper. Rather, people are relying more heavily on consumer credit to keep themselves afloat, and others don’t have the money to pay attorney and court fees associated with filing bankruptcy. “As consumer credit becomes less available, the short-term effect is that bankruptcy filings will go up because people will run out of options,” said Robert Lawless, a national bankruptcy expert and professor at the University of Illinois College of Law. He told the newspaper that when consumer credit is readily available, as it has been over the last year, people are willing to borrow and accumulate debt to pay for necessities such as groceries and utilities. They bank on being able to pull themselves out of trouble in the future rather than filing bankruptcy.

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When the Epic electronic medical record system went live at Upper Valley Medical Center on Oct. 1, it added another dimension to the focus on patient safety, enhancing quality and continuity of care across all of the Premier Health Partners hospitals. The Epic system provides technology that places a patient’s entire medical history on one electronic record. It currently is the top-ranked system of its kind, and is used among all of the PHP providers, which include Miami Valley and Good Samaritan hospitals in Dayton, Atrium Medical Center in Warren County, and UVMC. One patient-centered electronic medial record will promote improved communication at UVMC and throughout the PHP system. With the implementation of Epic at the local hospital, all of UVMC’s Upper Valley Professional physician Corporation offices also have converted to the new system. “Epic is patient focused; it enhances patient safety and quality and continuity of care,” Nancy Miller, RN/MS, UVMC manager of clinical information services, said of the new Epic electronic medical record system. “It provides seam-

less communication between health care providers.” For example, if a patient who comes to the UVMC Emergency Department is taken for advanced cardiac treatment at Good Samaritan or Miami Valley, no paper record has to be sent, Miller said. Via computer, those caregivers will see what was done at the UVMC ED along with information from X-rays and lab work. Becky Rice, MA/FACHE, UVMC vice president, said the Epic conversion has been a huge project for the UVMC and PHP team spanning over a two-year period. “The opportunity to make strides in patient safety, especially with bar coded medication administration, is significant,” she said. “Health care delivery in the United States is on the path to transformation through information and data for use in decision making. This represents transformational change involving innovative solutions, changes in daily workflow of all caregivers and members of the medical staff, extensive planning and training, investment in computers, fingerprint readers, bar code scanners, and even changes in how health care


Nancy Miller, left, and Dawn Covault, RN, use the new Epic electronic medical records at UVMC. is delivered,” Rice said. “This electronic medical record represents an information technology investment in our patients, our community and our future,” she added. Miller described the electronic medical record as another supporting tool for those providing care, noting “It does not replace clinicians and all of the caring that we have done here for years.” In the initial days of the

system’s use, patients may notice it takes longer for the nurse to enter all vital information including their medications in the electronic system. Information on the transition to the new system has been posted throughout UVMC to help notify patients of what is taking place. Once information on patient history, home meds and allergies has been entered in the new system, the information will be

Preparations for the transformation to the electronic record system began in May 2010 with system planning, education and practice ongoing for many months. Despite the planning and practice, extra staffing has been on hand at UVMC during go live week. “Their care will continue even though it’s a go live and it is new to us,” Miller said.

updated on subsequent visits. The system will bring together information from the hospital and physician offices, eliminating the need to call or search for patient details. Physicians also will be entering their orders into the system, eliminating problems with writing legibility. “The handwriting issues are gone,” Miller said. “The system also will alert the doctor if you are allergic to something.”


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the award presentation and ample networking opportunities. A charity golf event also was held the day prior, benefiting the Red Cross. “These carriers represent the top 1 percent of service providers in our outsourced BD Transportation service offering and we are committed to maintaining strong, is carrier of year collaborative and strategic relaPIQUA — BD transportation, tionships with them as we posilocally owned by John and tion ourselves as a 3PL of Teresa Douglas, has been recogchoice,” Painter said. nized by Transfreight as its U.S. Evaluated on a series of Truckload Carrier of the Year. objective performance metrics, BD transportation, founded winners were determined by a in 2000 and based in Piqua is a combination of their scorecard contract truckload carrier. results, ease of doing business, Transfreight hosted its inaugucommunication and ability to ral carrier recognition event Oct. leverage value across multiple 4 at the Oasis Conference customers. Center in Loveland. With approximately 100 in attenBusinesses dance, Transfreight gathered carriers servicing all modes of nominations sought transportation and presented a day-long agenda, including a TIPP CITY — The city of business update and strategy Tipp City’s Economic review from Transfreight CEO Development Committee, in conChris Painter, industry speakers, nection with the Tipp City Area


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gained in military services. Edison also hosts a veteran student organization, “America’s Finest,” that hosts activities throughout the year for military service members and families.

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Chamber of Commerce, is accepting nominations for this year’s Business of the Year and Small Business of the Year awards program. The business must be located in the Tipp City corporation limits and must have been established for a minimum of three years. The business also should have made a significant, worthwhile contribution to the community. A signed letter stating the reasons for the nomination should be sent to the city manager’s office, 260 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City, OH 45371, by Nov. 11. Awards will be presented at the Tipp City Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Gala on Dec. 7. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Tipp City Area Chamber of Commerce website at www.tippcity or the city of Tipp City site at For more information, contact the city manager’s office at 6678425.

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Total Assets Obj ($Mlns) CI 143,222 LB 54,584 IH 52,811 LG 52,421 LB 52,251 LG 51,434 MA 48,664 LB 46,205 LB 43,815 WS 43,482 LB 39,741 FV 35,768 LV 34,692 LV 34,245 LG 12,762 LV 3,748 LG 2,555 LG 1,213 WS 780 HY 510


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CA -Conservative Allocation, CI -Intermediate-Term Bond, ES -Europe Stock, FB -Foreign Large Blend, FG -Foreign LargeGrowth, FV -Foreign Large Value, IH -World Allocation, LB -Large Blend, LG -Large Growth, LV -Large Value, MA -Moderate Allocation, MB -Mid-Cap Blend, MV Mid-Cap Value, SH -Specialty-heath, WS -World Stock, Total Return: Chng in NAV with dividends reinvested. Rank: How fund performed vs. others with same objective: A is in top 20%, E in bottom 20%. Min Init Invt: Minimum $ needed to invest in fund. Source: Morningstar.



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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Sunday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2011. There are 76 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On Oct. 16, 1859, radical abolitionist John Brown led a group of 21 men in a raid on Harpers Ferry in western Virginia. (Ten of Brown’s men were killed and five escaped. Brown and six followers ended up being captured; all were executed.) On this date: In 1793, during the French

Revolution, Marie Antoinette, the queen of France, was beheaded. In 1943, Chicago Mayor Edward J. Kelly officially opened the city’s new subway system during a ceremony at the State and Madison street station. In 1962, the Cuban missile crisis began as President John F. Kennedy was informed that reconnaissance photographs had revealed the presence of missile bases in Cuba.

In 1987, a 58-hour drama in Midland, Texas, ended happily as rescuers freed Jessica McClure, an 18-month-old girl trapped in an abandoned well. In 1991, a deadly shooting rampage took place in Killeen, Texas, as George Hennard opened fire at a Luby’s Cafeteria, killing 23 people before taking his own life. Ten years ago:Twelve Senate offices were closed as hundreds of staffers underwent anthrax tests.

U.S. strike kills 9 al-Qaida militants in Yemen SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United States has raised the tempo in its war against al-Qaida in Yemen, killing nine of the terror group’s militants in the second, high-profile airstrike in as many weeks. The dead in the late Friday night strike included the son of Anwar al-Awlaki, the prominent AmericanYemeni militant killed in a Sept. 30 strike. Yemeni officials on Saturday attributed the recent U.S. successes against al-Qaida to better intelligence from an army of Yemeni informers and cooperation with the Saudis, Washington’s longtime Arab allies. The successes come even as Yemen falls deeper into turmoil, with President Ali Abdullah Saleh clinging to power in the face of months of massive protests. Saturday saw the worst bloodshed in weeks in the capital, Sanaa: At least 18


A protestor flashes the victory sign and chants slogans during a demonstration to demand the resignation of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday. Medical officials in Yemen say security forces have fired on protesters in the capital Sanaa, killing several and wounding dozens. people were killed when Saleh’s troops fired on protesters and clashed with rivals. Witnesses estimated

“Everyone with interests up to 300,000 people joined Saturday’s demonstrations, in Yemen, including althe largest in the capital in Qaida and the Americans, is raising the stakes at this several months.

time of uncertainty” said analyst Abdul-Bari Taher. “The Americans are wasting no time to try and eliminate the al-Qaida threat before the militants dig in deeper and cannot be easily dislodged.” Also dead in the Friday airstrike in the southeastern province of Shabwa was Egyptian-born Ibrahim alBanna, identified by the nation’s Defense Ministry as the media chief of the Yemeni branch of the alQaida. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, as the branch is known, is considered by the U.S. the most dangerous of the terror network’s affiliates after it plotted two recent failed attacks on American soil. Its fighters and other Islamic militants have taken advantage of Yemen’s chaos to seize control of several cities and towns in a southern province. That has raised American fears they can

establish a firmer foothold in the strategically located country close to the vast oil fields of the Gulf and overlooking key shipping routes. The U.S. airstrikes in Shabwa pointed to Washington’s growing use of drones to target al-Qaida militants in Yemen. The missile attacks appear to be part of a determined effort to stamp out the threat from the group. Yemeni officials familiar with the U.S. military drive against al-Qaida in Yemen said a shift of strategy by the Americans was finally yielding results, with human assets on the ground directly providing actionable intelligence to U.S. commanders rather than relying entirely on Yemen’s security agencies the Americans had long considered inefficient or even suspected of leaking word on planned operations.

Flood barriers will determine Thai capital’s fate INFORMATION Regional Group Publisher E-mail: Frank Beeson 440-5231 Business Office Manager — Executive Editor Betty Brownlee 440-5248 ■ Circulation Department — 339-7514 David Fong 440-5228 Advertising Manager Circulation Director — Leiann Stewart 440-5252 Cheryl Hall 440-5237 ■ History: The Troy Daily News is pub- Assistant Circ. Mgr. — Barb Bierly 440-5244 lished daily except Tuesdays and Dec. 25 at 150 Marybill Dr., Troy, Ohio 45373. NIE Coordinator — ■ Mailing Address: Troy Daily News, Dana Wolfe 440-5211 224 S. Market St., Troy. Postmaster ■ Office hours should send changes to the Troy Daily News, 224 S. Market St., Troy, Ohio 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. M-W-TH-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. TUE, Call center hours 45373. Second class postage on the (USPS 642-080) is paid at Troy, Ohio. E- 7-11 a.m. SAT, 7 a.m.-noon SUN at 335-5634 (select circulation) mail address: ■ Advertising Department: ■ Subscription Rates as of Sept. 1, Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2011: Single Copy Newsstand rate 75 Monday-Friday To place a classified ad, email: cents daily and $1.75 Sunday. Subscription rates by mail: $155 annu- To place a display ad, call ally, $82 6-months, $43.30 3-months, (937) 335-5634 $14.85 1-month. EZ Pay $12.25 per FAX: (937) 335-3552 month. Regular subscriptions are Internet Sales — transferrable and/or refundable. Jamie Mikolajewski 440-5221 Refund checks under $10 will not be issued. An administrative fee of $10 iN-75 Magazine - Lindy Jurack 440-5255 for all balances under $50 will be applied. Remaining balances of $50 or more will be charged a 20% admin- VISA, MasterCard, Discover and istrative fee. American Express accepted. ■ Editorial Department: (937) 440-5208 A division of Ohio Community Newspapers FAX: (937) 440-5286

RANGSIT, Thailand (AP) — Beside a wall of white sandbags that has become a front line in Thailand’s battle to prevent an epic season of monsoon floods from reaching Bangkok, needlefish swim through knee-high water inside Sawat Taengon’s home. On one side, a cloudy brown river pours through a canal diverting water around the Thai capital, just to the south. On the other side, homes just like his are unscathed. Whether floodwaters breach fortified barriers like these this weekend will decide whether Bangkok will be swamped or spared. As of late Saturday at least, the alarmed metropolis of glass-walled condominiums and gilded Buddhist temples remained unscathed, and authorities were confident it would narrowly escape disaster.

“We just hope it doesn’t go higher,” said Sawat, a 38-year-old construction worker whose home had the misfortune of being inside the vast sandbag wall, which runs at least 2.5 miles (four kilometers) along a canal in Rangsit, just north of Bangkok’s city limits. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s government says most of Bangkok, which lies about six feet (two meters) above sea level, sits safely behind an elaborate system of flood walls, canals, dikes and seven underground drainage tunnels that were completed over the last year. The latest floods are posing the biggest test those defenses have ever faced. Adisak Kantee, deputy director of Bangkok’s drainage department, reported encouraging signs

Saturday. Runoff from the north had decreased slightly and high tides that could have impeded critical water flows to the Gulf of Thailand have not been severe as expected, he told The Associated Press. Water levels along the main Chao Phraya River and key canals to the north in places like Rangsit are still manageable, he said. But he said there could be trouble if any critical barriers break. On a bridge above a flooded canal in Rangsit, Army Col. Wirat Nakjoo echoed the need to be vigilant. “The worst is not over,” he said. “The dams are at near full capacity and there’s still a lot of water that needs to be released.” Government workers there were taking no chances, stacking new sandbags atop a canal-side wall about 4.5 feet high.

The government says the floods, which have killed 297 people, are the worst to hit the Southeast Asian kingdom in half a century. In a radio address Saturday, Yingluck called them “the worst in Thai history.” Monsoon deluges that have pounded Thailand since late July have affected 8 million people and swept across two-thirds of the country, drowning agricultural land and swallowing low-lying villages along the way. More than 200 major highways and roads are impassable, and the main rail lines to the north have been shut down. Authorities say property damage and losses could reach $3 billion dollars. Flooding in neighboring Cambodia, with less than one-quarter of Thailand’s 68 million population, has killed at least 247 people.



■ Sports Editor Josh Brown (937) 440-5231, (937) 440-5232




■ Girls Soccer

TODAY No events scheduled MONDAY Girls Soccer Division I Sectional West Carrollton at Troy (7 p.m.) Division II Sectional Milton-Union at Valley View (7 p.m.) Division III Sectional Newton at Franklin Monroe (7 p.m.) Volleyball Division IV Tipp City Sectional Lehman vs. Bradford (6 p.m.) TUESDAY Boys Soccer Division I Sectional Piqua at Xenia (7 p.m.) Division II Sectional Trotwood at Tippecanoe (7 p.m.) Volleyball Division II New Carlisle Sectional Tippecanoe vs. Ben Logan (7:45 p.m.) Division III Brookville Sectional Miami East vs. Dixie (6 p.m.) Milton-Union vs. Arcanum (7:30 p.m.) Division IV Piqua Sectional Covington/Twin Valley South vs. Mississinawa Valley (7:30 p.m.) Division IV Tipp City Sectional Troy Christian vs. Catholic Central/Franklin Monroe (6 p.m.) Bethel/Jackson Center vs.Yellow Springs (7:45 p.m.)

WHAT’S INSIDE High School Football............10 Local Sports....................11, 12 College Football ...................12 Scoreboard ............................13 Television Schedule..............13

October 16, 2011

■ Cross County

4 in a row for Troy girls

• HOLE-IN-ONE: On Tuesday at Miami Shores, Gary Weaver had a hole-in-one on the 105-yard hole No. 14 using a 9-iron. It was his seventh career hole-in-one. It was witnessed by Dick Scholz, Chris Boehringer, and Barry Willoughby. • SENIOR BUS: As in years past, there is a bus service to away football games for Troy football fans ages 55 and older. For more information, call 335-7742. • COACHING SEARCH: Newton is in need of a seventh grade girls basketball coach. If interested, call 937-676-5132. • BASKETBALL: The Miami Valley Officials Association is sponsoring a basketball officiating course at Northridge High School for anyone who is interested in becoming a licensed basketball official for the Ohio High School Athletic Association (with a minimum age of 14). This license will allow you to officiate junior high, freshman and JV basketball, as well as recreation and select leagues. Classes begin October 18 at the Northridge High School and run through November 22. The class will meet twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. Cost is $140 plus uniforms. Once you graduate on November 18, you will be able to start officiating games immediately. Games pay between $22-45 per game. Contact Kevin Forrer at (937) 475-9130 or at if you are interested. • 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 bart_arena.html.



Boys runners-up in GWOC North BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor Troy girls coach Kevin Alexander was at a loss for words. But the one that he kept repeating summed up the Trojans’ day pretty accurately. “Phenomenal,” he said after his Trojans won their fourth straight Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division title Saturday at the GWOC Championships at Community Park East in Fairborn. “The girls ran phenomenal. Absolutely phenomenal.”

FAIRBORN Troy won with 27 points. Greenville was runner-up with 45 and Piqua was a distant third with 92. All five Trojans that scored finished in the top 10 — and junior Caitlyn McMinn closed the gap on Piqua senior Kaele Snapp, who won the race in 19:41.91. McMinn finished second, breaking the 20-minute mark in 19:56.39. At the Miami County

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■ Volleyball


Troy’s Madison Burchfield heads the ball on a throw-in from Leah Soutar Saturday night against Piqua at Troy Memorial Stadium.

Troy blanks Piqua Trojans gain steam for tourney with 1-0 win BY COLIN FOSTER Sports Writer Some adjectives that describe Saturday night’s Troy-Piqua soccer game at Memorial Stadium: Chippy, physical, hard-fought — and no goals by either offense. Quite frankly, it was every-

Vikings move on Indians, Red Devils advance Staff Reports BROOKVILLE — Miami East knew the key Saturday would be to avoid playing down to the level of its opponent in the opening round of the Division III Brookville Sectional. But even the Vikings — the No. 1 seed in the sectional and top-ranked team in the state in D-III — couldn’t have expected what happened.


TROY thing a rivalry game should be. “This is Troy-Piqua,” Troy coach Mike Rasey said. “In all sports, Troy-Piqua is a big rivalry. But I have to give Piqua a lot of credit. Piqua has really turned it on in recent years. They are playing the game. They are knocking the ball around, and they’ve got some dangerous players.” In a match that resembled Troy’s Ashley Rector plays the ball out of the air in between two

Abby Cash pitched an extremely-rare shutout in the second game Saturday against 12th-seeded Northridge as the Vikings (22-1) made short work of the Polar Bears 25-4, 25-0, 257. “I was proud of how focused and sharp the girls stayed despite our opponent’s level,” Miami East coach John Cash said. “It was a good effort by the ladies, and we were able to play everyone for the first time this season and get all of our players

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■ See TROY-PIQUA on 11 Piqua defenders Saturday night.

■ College Football

Boom go the Bucks Herron leads OSU to upset win

Trotwood as good as advertised vs. Troy After a pair of close calls against Piqua and Xenia the two weeks prior — Trotwood needed a late score to beat Piqua and was tied with Xenia at halftime — Trotwood showed when it wants to be, it is as good as any Division II team in Ohio. With a league title and a home game in the playoffs on the line, the Rams turned in their best performance of the season. See Page 10.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Still stuck under the NCAA cloud hanging over Ohio State and desperate for a way to end a two-game losing streak, interim coach Luke Fickell drew up a gameplan Saturday that conservative Buckeye legend Woody Hayes would have loved. Keep the ball on the ground and out of freshman quarterback Braxton Miller’s hands, lean hard on tailback Daniel Herron playing his first game since January after serving a pair of NCAA suspensions and count on the defense to stop No. 16 Illinois. It worked, all of it, and the AP PHOTO Ohio State running back Dan Herron (1) runs through Illinois’ Buckeyes (4-3, 1-2) ground out a Ashante Williams (25) and Whitney Mercilus (85) during the first 17-7 upset over the Illini (6-1, half Saturday in Champaign, Ill. 2-1).

“The gameplan was to win — that’s the ultimate, most important thing,” Fickell said. “However way we had to do it, we were ready to do it.” The defense forced three turnovers — two of which set up the Buckeyes’ touchdowns — while Miller threw just four passes. Herron carried the ball 23 times for 114 yards and the third-quarter score that was the game winner. “It was hard staying at home and watching the games,” said Herron, who missed the season’s first six games. “Now that I’m back out here, I’m doing everything I can to help this team, be a leader and get some more

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WEEK 5 RESULTS Tippecanoe 34, Tecumseh 24 Tippecanoe Tecumseh 10 First Downs 17 274 Yards Rushing 147 111 Yards Passing 181 7-10 Comp.-Att. 15-25 0 Interceptions Thrown 1 1-1 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 6-50 Penalties-Yards 4-40 2-40.0 Punts-Average 3-26.0 Scoring Summary Tipp – Cameron Johnson 3yard run (Taylor Clark kick). Tipp – Jacob Hall 25-yard pass from Ben Hughes (kick blocked). Tec – Jeremy Herdman 1yard run (Jeff Helt kick). Tipp – Johnson 31-yard pass from Hughes (Clark kick). Tec – Helt 27-yard field goal. Tec – Derek Riffell 6-yard run (Helt kick). Tipp – Johnson 7-yard run (Clark kick). Tec – Tony Evans 1-yard run (Helt kick). Tipp – Hall 23-yard run (Clark kick). Score by Quarters Tippecanoe ...7 13 0 14 – 34 Tecumseh......0 10 0 14 – 24 Individual Statistics ■ Rushing: Tippecanoe — Hall 18-151, Johnson 14-90, Nick Fischer 9-23, Hughes 6-20. Tecumseh — Herdman 14-62, Riffell 12-54, Chuck Buchanan 4-47, Evans 3-(-12), Christian Evans 1-(-4). ■ Receiving: Tippecanoe — Michael Collett 2-15, Fischer 14, Hall 2-36, Johnson 2-56. Tecumseh — Logan Crockett 874, Morgan Clark 2-34, Jimmy Rowland 4-67, Travis Blossom 1-6. ■ Passing: Tippecanoe — Hughes 7-10-0 111. Tecumseh — Evans 15-25-1 181. ■ Records: Tippecanoe 8-0, 3-0; Tecumseh 5-3, 1-2.

Miami East 27, Bradford 20 Miami East Bradford 15 First Downs 8 286 Yards Rushing 202 97 Yards Passing 106 6-12 Comp.-Att. 4-8 1 Interceptions Thrown 0 2-1 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 9-50 Penalties-Yards 4-25 1-55.0 Punts-Average 2-39.0 Scoring Summary ME – Kevin McMaken 5-yard run (Josh Snyder kick). Brad – James Canan 61-yard pass from Brandon Wysong (Wysong kick). Brad – Canan 10-yard pass from Wysong (Wysong kick). ME – Michael Fellers 40-yard field goal. ME – McMaken 55-yard run (Fellers kick). ME – McMaken 4-yard run (Fellers kick). Brad – Austin Sell 14-yard pass from Wysong (kick failed). ME – Fellers 27-yard field goal. Score by Quarters Miami East ....7 3 7 10 – 27 Bradford ........0 14 0 6 – 20 Individual Statistics ■ Rushing: Miami East — McMaken 28-195, Snyder 8-16, Fellers 11-67, Alex Brewer 1-12, Colton Bowling 2-(-3). ■ Receiving: Miami East — Dalton Allen 1-15, Fellers 3-50, Jonathan Accurso 1-11, McMaken 1-21. ■ Passing: Miami East — Bowling 6-11-1 97, Fellers 0-1-0 0. ■ Records: Miami East 5-3, 5-2; Bradford 3-5, 2-5.

Piqua 75, Sidney 14 Sidney Piqua 18 First Downs 19 119 Yards Rushing 288 68 Yards Passing 156 17-25 Comp.-Att. 4-6 1 Interceptions Thrown 0 3-1 Fumbles-Lost 3-3 2-10 Penalties-Yards 4-45 6-28.0 Punts-Average 0-0.0 Scoring Summary Piq – Jon Dembski 60-yard run (Evan Grissom kick). Piq – Solomon Carnes 5-yard fumble recovery (kick failed). Piq – Dom Stone 43-yard pass from Taylor Wellbaum (Grissom kick). Piq – Jordan Feeser 6-yard pass from Wellbaum (kick failed). Piq – Tyler Sage 20-yard run (Grissom kick). Piq – Kindric Link 31-yard pass from Wellbaum (Grissom kick). Piq – Ryan Hughes 12-yard run (Grissom kick). Piq – Travis Nees 86-yard kickoff return (Grissom kick). Piq – Sage 76-yard pass from Wellbaum (Grissom kick). Piq – Kyle Mills 4-yard run (Josh Holfinger kick). Piq – Austin Reedy 4-yard run (Holfinger kick). Sid – Kyle Dembski 2-yard run (Andre Spillers kick). Sid – Jordan Fox 2-yard run (Spillers kick). Score by Quarters Sidney............0 0 0 14 – 14 Piqua.............20 27 21 7 – 75 Individual Statistics ■ Rushing: Piqua — Dembski 11-117, Mills 4-37, Dan Monnin 1-36, Hughes 323, Sage 1-20, Wellbaum 1-18, Reedy 2-16, Nees 4-13, Mason Kirkland 2-8, Kyle Smith 1-0. ■ Receiving: Piqua — Sage 1-76, Stone 1-43, 1-31, Jordan 1-6. ■ Passing: Piqua — Wellbaum 4-6-0 156. ■ Records: Sidney 0-8, 0-2; Piqua 4-4, 1-2.

Milton-Union 28, Dixie 18 Dixie M-U First Downs 17 17 387 Yards Rushing 149 Yards Passing 185 5 Comp.-Att. 18-37 3-7 Interceptions Thrown 1 1 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1 5-35 Penalties-Yards 2-20 Punts-Average 2-40.5 4-37.8 Scoring Summary Dix – Ryan Jordan 33-yard run (kick failed). M-U – Clay Minton 29-yard run (Nick Fields kick). M-U – Jake Finfrock 27-yard run (Fields kick). M-U – Finfrock 5-yard run (Fields kick). Dix – Jordan 2-yard run (pass failed). M-U – Finfrock 85-yard run (Fields kick). Dix – Jeff Mitchell 20-yard pass from Luke Bowling (pass failed). Score by Quarters M-U...................0 14 7 7 – 28 Dixie .................7 0 0 12 – 18 Individual Statistics ■ Rushing: Milton-Union — Finfrock 34-282, Tyler Brown 1861, Minton 5-70, David Karns 1-6. ■ Receiving: Milton-Union — Finfrock 2-(-3), Jason Antonides 1-8. ■ Passing: Milton-Union — Cody Hollon 3-7-0 5. ■ Records: Milton-Union 7-1, 4-0; Dixie 3-5, 2-2.

Ansonia 24, Bethel 21 Bethel Ansonia 16 First Downs 12 296 Yards Rushing 188 44 Yards Passing 56 4-13 Comp.-Att. 3-12 2 Interceptions Thrown 1 1-1 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 7-50 Penalties-Yards 2-20 0-0.0 Punts-Average 2-27.5 Scoring Summary Beth – Brent Rowley 28-yard run (Brandon Garlough kick). Ans – Dusty Holcomb 10yard pass from Caleb Earick (Holcombe run). Ans – Holcomb 5-yard run (Seth Keller run). Beth – Austin Staggs 46-yard run (Garlough kick). Beth – Staggs 37-yard run (Garlough kick). Ans – Holcomb 9-yard run (Earick run). Score by Quarters Bethel.............7 0 14 0 – 21 Ansonia .........0 16 8 0 – 24 Individual Statistics ■ Rushing: Bethel — Jon Ellerbrock 8-47, Staggs 15-132, Reed Pelphrey 4-11, Rowley 12-106. ■ Receiving: Bethel — Joey Serrer 2-21, Pelphrey 1-13, Mitch Siler 1-10. ■ Passing: Bethel — Ellerbrock 4-13-2 44. ■ Records: Bethel 4-4, 3-4; Ansonia 6-2, 5-2.

Covington 70, National Trail 0 Scoring Summary Cov – Alex Baskerville 8-yard run (Steven Blei kick). Cov – Trent Tobias 1-yard run (Blei Kick). Cov – Baskerville 25-yard run (Blei Kick). Cov – Isaiah Winston 11-yard run (Blei Kick). Cov – Winston 67-yard run (Blei Kick). Cov – Kyler Deeter 2-yard run (Blei Kick). Cov – Baskerville 36-yard run (Blei Kick). Cov – Baskerville 51-yard run (Blei Kick). Cov – Blei 1-yard fumble recovery (Blei Kick). Cov – D.J. Jennings 6-yard run (Cole Owens Kick). Score by Quarters Cov .................0 0 0 0 – 70 Nat. Trail .........0 0 0 0 – 0 Individual Statistics ■ Rushing: Covington — Baskerville 8-147, Winston 391, Tobias 5-90, Josh Earick 18-86, Justin Williams 4-15, Brian Olson 1-12, Brock Murphy 4-10, Jennings 2-5, Deeter 1-2, Zakk Collins 1-1. ■ Passing: Covington — Tobias 1-2-0 0, Winston 0-1-0 0. ■ Records: Covington 8-0, 70; National Trail 1-7, 1-6.

Ft. Loramie 55, Troy Christian 14 Scoring Summary FL – Brent Goldschmidt 24yard pass from Seth Guilozet (Tyler Zeis kick). FL – Jake Cordonnier 21-yard pass from Guilozet (Zeis kick). FL – Cordonnier 17-yard pass from Guilozet (Zeis kick). FL – JKyle Miracle 3-yard interception return (Zeis kick). FL – Cory Brandewie 5-yard run (kick failed). FL – Craig Fullenkamp 2-yard run (Zeis kick). FL – Zeis 2-yard run (Zeis kick). FL – Fullenkamp 49-yard run (Zeis kick). TC – Tyler Shinall 6-yard run (Shinall kick). TC – Tyler Shinall 51-yard run (Shinall kick).

Score by Quarters FL...................28 13 14 0 – 55 TC ...................0 0 0 14 – 14 Individual Statistics ■ Rushing: Troy Christian — Shinall 15-105, Matthew Coots 12-76, Seth Manuel 9-13, Christian Willis 1-3, Elijah Simms 4-(-1). ■ Receiving: Troy Christian — Shinall 5-76, Manuel 3-5, Simms 1-4, Josh Williams 1-2. ■ Passing: Troy Christian — Coots 10-23-2 87, Shinall 0-1-0 0 ■ Records: Ft. Loramie 7-1, 20; Troy Christian 1-7, 1-2.


■ High School Football

Good as advertised Rams turn it on in win over Trojans BY DAVID FONG Executive Editor Some final notes from the Troy football team’s 33-13 loss to TrotwoodMadison Friday: • MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Despite being the smallest competitor on the field, Trojan fullback Zach Jones — all 5-foot-8, 158-pounds of him — was absolutely fearless against Trotwood’s monstrous defense. Jones’ 6-yard catch on fourth down helped set up Troy’s first score of the night. On the catch, Jones was absolutely blown up by a Trotwood defender, but still managed to hold onto the ball.

TROTWOOD Later in the game, Jones scored one of the Trojans’ two touchdowns — Marcus Foster scored the other — on an 11-yard run. For the night, Jones had seven carries for 33 yards and two catches for 25 yards. “He’s a tough nut, for sure,” Troy coach Steve Nolan said. “What more can you say about him?” • PLAY OF THE GAME: Midway through the first quarter, Trotwood punter Eric Cospy had trouble dealing with a bad snap and was tackled at the Rams’ 30 by Isaiah Williams. Troy would go on to score to take its only lead of the game, 7-0. Unfortunately for the Trojans, that momentum would be short-lived, as Trotwood exploded for 27 points during an eightminute stretch in the second quarter. • UNSUNG HERO OF THE GAME: In a game in which the Trojans knew they would have to force turnovers to be successful, defensive back DeVante Bush and defensive end Jordan Delehanty both recovered fumbles near midfield — Bush on a punt return and Delehanty on a Trotwood run. Unfortunately for the Trojans, they weren’t able to capitalize on either Trotwood turnover. • WHAT WE LEARNED: More than anything, Trotwood is every bit as good as advertised. After a pair of close calls against Piqua and Xenia the two weeks prior — Trotwood needed a late score to beat Piqua and was tied with Xenia at


Troy’s Zach Jones hauls in a one-handed catch Friday night at Trotwood as teammate Codey Zeller looks on. halftime — Trotwood showed when it wants to be, it is as good as any Division II team in Ohio. With a league title and a home game in the playoffs on the line, the Rams turned in their best performance of the season. “This was the best game they’ve played all season,” Nolan said. “They were on fire. They are ranked No. 2 or 3 in the state — and I would have to think if they keep playing like this, they’ll be right there at the end.” As for Troy, we learned the Trojans don’t quit. Despite being overmatched against a team that was bigger, faster and stronger at nearly every position, Troy gave a valiant effort. Should Troy get into the postseason — and go up against a team similar in athletic ability to to the Rams — that will be key. • WHAT HAPPENS NOW: A Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division championship likely isn’t in the cards for the Trojans. For Troy to win a share of the title, Troy would have to beat winless Sidney in Week 10 and pray either Sidney or Vandalia-Butler can knock off Trotwood in the final two weeks of the season.

Given the way the Rams are playing, that would be a tall order for either the Yellowjackets or the Aviators. That doesn’t mean, however, the Trojans don’t still have plenty to play for. If Troy is able to close out the season with wins against Miamisburg (2-6) and Sidney (0-8), the Trojans almost certainly would be in line for a return trip to the Division I playoffs. While the Trojans no longer control their own destiny, it’s hard to imagine a scenario that sees Troy slipping out of the top eight of the Region 3 computer points standings should it finish 8-2. Should the Trojans get a few breaks along the way, there’s also an outside chance Troy could finish in the top four in Region 3 and still end up hosting a playoff game, something Troy hasn’t done since 2000. Of course, if Troy were to stumble against either Miamisburg or Sidney, those playoffs hopes would vanish almost immediately. “We still have a lot to play for,” Nolan said. “We’ve got to put this behind us and come back and play well the final two weeks of the season.”

we’ve definitely got a young team.” McMinn and Angela Dennison are both juniors, Sawka is a sophomore and Snyder, Falknor and Cristina Dennison are all freshman — giving the Trojans something to look forward to for a long time. First up, though? Next week’s district meet. “We all ran really fast today, and that’s just going to motivate us even more,” Angela Dennison said. “Our girls ran lights-out today, and everything just came together,” Alexander said. “And that’s with one girl slightly under the weather and another with a slightly sub-par race. But as a team, we ran phenomenal. “Having this confidence boost from so many girls dropping time, mentally that should carry over to next week — and so much of this sport is mental. Once you realize that you can do something … I don’t know what else to say. We ran an absolutely phenomenal race.” • Boys Troy’s boys had crunched the numbers. They knew

what they were up against Saturday at the GWOC Championships. But Butler beat even those expectations. Six of the seven Trojan runners ran personal bests — and the one that didn’t had been fighting off an illness all week long — but it wasn’t enough as the Aviators claimed four of the top six spots to wrestle control of the GWOC North Division title away from defending champion Troy 28-32. “Obviously defending the North title would have been nice. The guys gave it their best today,” Troy coach Bob Campbell said. “Butler’s times, which are what counts in cross country, have been a little better than ours all year, so we knew what we had to do.” But even with freshman Troy Schultz running a time of 16:17.88, a pair of Butler runners still snuck in ahead to stick him with third place. Jake Brumfield won for Butler in 16:06.54 and Andy Harden was second in 16:11.2. “Troy ran a 16:18 which, for a freshman, is a really

Trotwood 33, Troy 13 Troy Trotwood 13 First Downs 19 145 Yards Rushing 198 81 Yards Passing 151 8-18 Comp.-Att. 9-17 3 Interceptions Thrown 0 1-0 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 2-30 Penalties-Yards 5-37 5-34.8 Punts-Average 3-30.7 Scoring Summary Troy – Marcus Foster 12yard run (Zach Thompson kick) Trotwood – Bam Bradley 13yard pass from Michael Simpson (Eric Cospy kick) Trotwood – Israel Green 30yard run (Cospy kick) Trotwood – Bradley 22-yard pass from Simpson (kick failed) Trotwood – Michael McCray 65-yard interception return (Cospy kick) Trotwood – Trai Mobley 23yard pass from Simpson (kick failed) Troy – Zach Jones 11-yard run (kick failed) Score by Quarters Troy ...............7 0 0 6 – 13 Trotwood.......0 27 0 6 – 33 Individual Statistics ■ Rushing: Troy — Cody May 4-(-12), Isaiah Williams 1036, Foster 6-30, Nick James 2(-2), Miles Hibbler 10-60, Jones 7-33. Trotwood — Simpson 3-0, Green 13-127, Darion Heath 423, Ashton Jackson 7-39, Kevin Turpin 1-9. ■ Receiving: Troy — Foster 5-49, Ian Dunaway 1-7, Jones 2-25. Trotwood — Bradley 2-35, Mobley 5-113, Dalin Byrn 2-15. ■ Passing: Troy — May 818-3 81. Trotwood — Simpson 9-17-0 151. ■ Records: Troy 6-2, 2-1; Trotwood 8-0, 2-0.

■ Cross Country

GWOC ■ CONTINUED FROM 9 Invitational two weeks prior, Snapp won in 20:01 and McMinn was fifth in 20:48. “It was tough, but it feels good to be up there running with her,” McMinn said. “As long as we keep pushing each other, it’s going to help (in the postseason).” The other Trojans knew they needed to have solid days to defend the North title, though, and they delivered. Natalie Snyder was third (20:08.66), Katie-Grace Sawka was fifth (20:35.11), Megan Falknor was seventh (20:49.41), Angela Dennison was 10th (21:13.92) and Cristina Dennison was 14th (21:47.92). It was also a special day for Hailey Pierce, the team’s lone senior. She finished 16th in 22:09.05 — and finished her career never knowing what it was like not to be a GWOC North champion. “It was definitely a team effort — it has to be if you’re going to win four years in a row,” Pierce said. “It definitely makes us work harder (defending the title),” Sawka said. “And

good time,” Campbell said. “But still, he got outkicked by two Butler guys in the end. Six of our seven guys PRed, all except Cody — and he’s been sick as a dog.” Jon Osman was fifth (16:54.88), Josh Enke was seventh (17:04.91), Branden Nosker was eighth (17:05.26) and Jared Besecker was ninth (17:09.74). Fox was 11th (17:24.03) and Blake Guillozet was 13th (17:32.36). “What hurt us was having Cody sick all week. Not that it would have made a difference today, but when it’s your No. 2 man and he didn’t count, it hurts,” Campbell said. “But the other guys stepped up. “Jared stepped up big time and went from 17:55 to 17:10, Jon Osman ran sub17 — we ran well. We just got beat by a better team.” Troy can now use today’s strong showing and low times, though, as motivation for next week’s district meet. “We’ve got to get healthy, work hard and be ready to run another good race,” Campbell said.



Sunday, October 16, 2011

■ Girls Soccer

■ Volleyball


Volleyball ■ CONTINUED FROM 9

Troy’s Marissa Mowery heads the ball as teammate Kina Sekito (5) looks Saturday against on Piqua. ■ CONTINUED FROM 9 a Troy-Piqua football game — with bodies flying everywhere, whistles blowing at an alarming rate and fired-up fans — it was Troy that emerged with a 1-0 victory … on a goal scored off the foot of a Piqua player in the 26th minute of the first half. Troy’s Leah Soutar’s lofty flip-throw connected off the head of Madison Burchfield, and when a Piqua defender kicked at it in an attempt to clear, it glanced off the side of her led and into the goal to give Troy the lone goal it needed for the win. “The flip-throw is a dangerous weapon in this game,” Rasey said. “When you have someone who can put it in the box every time — and you have several players that can get a head on it — you figure that sooner or later they will start falling.” But Troy may not have been in the game if it hadn’t been for the play of its defense. Troy goalie Amanda Blakley put on a show all night, stopping every one of Piqua’s 10 shots on goal. Blakley was a wall, making crucial save after save, including


Troy goalkeeper Amanda Blakley collides with a Piqua player while making a save Saturday night at Troy Memorial Stadium. a breakaway attempt by Piqua’s Cheryl Bell midway through the second where Blakely charged Bell and deflected the ball off its course before she could get a clean look. Stopping Piqua’s highpowered offense was the No. 1 priority for Rasey on Saturday, and his defense being up for the challenge turned out to be the key of the game. “Amanda Blakley played great in goal,” Rasey said. “Our defensive effort was good tonight. A lot of credit goes to Courtney Mazzulla, who defended

the top scorer in the Dayton area tonight (Bell), and Madison Burchfield defended well. That’s a team that hasn’t been shut out much this year.” Though Troy produced only six shots on goal against Piqua’s speedy defensive backfield, it did have many shots miss wide or high. Troy’s Ashley Rector missed over the goal on two headers, once in the 20th minute of the first half and the other coming in the 20th minute of the second. “It would have been nicer to produce a few

more scoring chances,” Rasey said. “Creating chances is what we have been trying to get down.” In a game like this, though, sometimes it’s the team that catches the break that goes on to win the game. “It is good to get the momentum back after two heartbreaking losses,” Rasey said. “It was a total team effort.” And with the tournament beginning Monday — the Trojans host West Carrollton in the opening round — momentum may be exactly what Troy needs.

■ National Hockey League

Blue Jackets still winless DALLAS (AP) — Sheldon Souray and Michael Ryder scored thirdperiod goals and the Dallas Stars defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 Saturday night. Souray took a pass from Mike Ribeiro at the left point and sent a shot over Columbus goalie Steve Mason at 1:36 of the period for his first goal of the season. Dallas added a powerplay goal at 13:52 of the

third. Brenden Morrow sent a pass across the goalmouth to Ryder for his first goal of the season. Ribeiro added three assists. The victory gave the Stars (4-1-0 overall) a 4-0 home record. Columbus (04-1) is still looking for its first win. Mason made 29 saves for Blue Jackets, who were outshot 33-15. The Blue Jackets got their first power-play goal this season to open the scor-

ing at 6:46 of the first. Vinny Prospal redirected Fedor Tyutin’s shot from the top of the left circle past Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen. Prospal’s third goal this season ended the Blue Jackets’ 0-for-20 drought with a man advantage. The Stars tied the game at 11:25 of the first after Ribeiro sent a pass across to Morrow. He onetimed the puck into the net past Mason. The teams each added goals in the second period.

Columbus made it 2-1 at 1:13 of the second on Alexandre Giroux’s first goal of the season. He took a pass from R.J. Umberger, got past two defenders and moved in to beat Lehtonen from short range. Dallas’ Loui Eriksson scored on a cross-ice pass from Steve Ott from just outside Mason’s left shoulder. Jamie Benn also assisted on the goal at 9:21 with a pass behind the net to Ott. It was the 100th point of Benn’s career.

a taste of tournament action.” Abby Cash finished with 13 aces, 20 assists, three kills and two digs — including serving 24 straight points in the second game. “It was my birthday today, so I kind of took that as a birthday present,” coach Cash said with a laugh. “At one point, she had 28 straight serves for points.” Sam Cash added seven kills, four assists, an ace and a block, Angie Mack had seven kills, three aces and two digs, Leah Dunivan had five kills, three blocks and a dig, Kelsey Vanchure had four kills and a dig, Trina Current had a kill and two aces, Allie Millhouse had six digs and five aces and Allison Morrett had two digs. The Vikings face off against No. 9 Dixie on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The winner will face the winner between No. 5 MiltonUnion and No. 8 Arcanum — which won in four Saturday — in the sectional final. Division IV Sectional Newton 3, Tri-Village 0 TIPP CITY — For the first time in recent memory, the Newton Indians are on to the second round of the Division IV Sectional. The Indians took care of business Saturday at Tippecanoe, sweeping TriVillage 25-15, 25-14, 25-12 to advance — and complete an extended season sweep of a very familiar Cross


County Conference opponent. “I was actually more nervous going into this game than the first two times we played them,” first-year Newton coach Julie Overman said. “We’d already beaten them twice, and it’s hard to beat a team three times in a year.” But she needn’t have worried as the Indians, powered by Cheyenne Quillen, cruised. Quillen tallied a gamehigh 11 kills on the day, while JoEllen Fisher added three solo blocks. Fawn King had 17 assists, Trinity Lavy had 10 digs and Allison Wise had five aces. “The girls have come a long way since the beginning of the year,” Overman said. Newton, the No. 13 seed faces No. 19 Botkins Wednesday night. Division II Sectional Tippecanoe 3, Northwestern 1 NEW CARLISLE — The Tippecanoe Red Devils had a repeat performance of their regular season matchup against Northwestern Saturday in the Division II Sectional at Tecumseh, defeating Northwestern in four, 2519, 25-20, 22-25, 25-18. Lydia Schneider had seven kills and eight digs, Erin Jans had seven kills and three blocks, Taylor Mullins had 21 assists, nine digs, four aces and a kill and Krystah Pickrell had three blocks for the Devils. Tippecanoe faces Ben Logan Tuesday in the second round.

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Tipp hammers IL Staff Reports


LEWISTOWN — Tippecanoe finished off the regular season with a convincing 6-0 victory at Indian Lake Saturday, barely allowing the Lakers out of their own end. Logan Niswonger scored two goals and had two assists for the Red Devils, Nathan Banks had a goal and an assist and Oscar Feyre and Liam Whitworth each had a goal. Kevin Ryan and Connor Harmer both added an assist. Tippecanoe (11-4-1) begins sectional tournament play Tuesday at home against Trotwood. Milton-Union 2, Indian Lake 2 WEST MILTON — Milton-Union fought back from an early two-goal deficit Saturday but could only manage a 2-2 tie against Lehman in the regular season finale. The Bulldogs finally broke onto the scoreboard in the second half when Talyn

Roth scored on an assist from Sergei Brubaker, then Jake Huffman tied the game on an assist from Roth. Milton-Union (7-6-3) travels to Northwestern Wednesday to kick off sectional tournament play. • Girls Lehman 1, Miami East 0 CASSTOWN — The Miami East Vikings got one last regular season test in Saturday in preparation for the postseason, falling to the Lehman Cavaliers 1-0 in a potential sectional final preview. Carley Harrod scored the game’s only goal on an assist from Jenna Kronenberger. Miami East (11-3-2), the No. 1 seed in the Division III Sectional, hosts the winner of Monday’s Franklin MonroeNewton game on Thursday. Lehman, the No. 4 seed, hosts No. 10 Triad Thursday. The winners of Thursday’s games will meet in the sectional final Oct. 24 at Bethel.

■ Cross Country

Buccs sweep CCC, Bulldog boys win division Tipp’s Wharton wins at CBC Staff Reports BRANDT — You couldn’t have scripted a better day for the Covington boys and girls cross country teams. Both Buccaneer teams won Cross County Conference championships, with the boys holding off TriVillage by 10 points for the win and the girls winning by tiebreaker over National Trail. Lane White, Dustin Fickert and up-and-coming freshman Matt Carder placed third, fourth and fifth to lead the Buccs. White ran a 17:20, while Fickert posted a 17:24 and Carder a 17:30. Alex Schilling was just behind his teammates in eighth place (17:53), while Isaac Canan ran his way to a 25th place finish (19:11). “Lane and Dustin ran outstanding as always, and our two freshman keep closing the gap,” Covington coach Josh Long said. “We won the league last year but lost six seniors, and we knew Tri-Village was good. We can’t control what anyone else does — we can just run as well as we can.” Bethel’s Kyle Hamlin, who finished second in a

time of 17:02, was 19 seconds off the time of winner Clayton Murphy of TriVillage (16:43). Aaron Reed was Bethel’s second-best performer, coming in 11th overall (18:13). Miami East was the third-best team in the CCC, as it finished with a score of 118 points. Seth Pemberton and Josh Ewing led the Vikings. Pemberton came in sixth (17:38) and Ewing ninth (17:53). The other East scorers were Austin Kowalak (31st, 19:47), Matthew Amheiser (34th, 19:50) and Danny O’Malley (68th, 22:18). Bradford finished the day in sixth place (151 points). Mikey Barga paced Bradford with a 16th-place finish (18:35), while Brett Arnett came in 35th (19:55) and Chip Gade 36th (19:59). David Brauer was Newton’s top gun, finishing in 22nd (18:50). The Covington girls had five runners finish in the top 14, with Jessie Shilt coming in at seventh (21:18), Tara Snipes ninth (21:39), Heidi Cron 12th (22:10), Casey Yingst 13th (22:10) and Heidi Snipes finished 14th (22:11) — the epitome of

MIAMI COUNTY pack running. Miami East also turned in a strong performance, scoring 62 points to finish third, 16 points back of Covington and Trail. Abigael Amheiser, the top area finisher, was Miami East’s leader, placing fifth in a time of 21:14. Meredith Wesco placed 11th (21:51), Abby Hawkins was 15th (22:16), Renee DeFord was 20th (22:33) and Erin Augustus finished 22nd (22:36) to round out the Viking scoring. Bradford was the next best placer, coming in fifth overall (132 points). The Railroaders were led by Bailey Brewer’s time of 22:34, which was good enough for a 21st-place result. Brewer was followed by Gabby Fair, who placed 24th (23:21), and Shay LaFollette, who finished 32nd (23:56). Dulcinea Lesley was Newton’s top finisher, as she placed 26th in a time of 23:29. Her teammate, Janie Lee, placed 30th (23:49). The Indians came in seventh overall (162 points). Morgan Weinert was the best Bethel finisher. Weinert, a freshman, placed

35th overall (24:01). Bethel finished eighth as a team (210 points). • CBC Meet KENTON RIDGE — Tippecanoe’s Sam Wharton hasn’t been pushed much by his competition this year, as he usually separates himself well ahead of rest of the pack very early in races. But at Saturday’s Central Buckeye Conference meet, Wharton was pushed to his limit … and he came out on top. Wharton ran a 15:34.07 to place first, edging out Stebbins’ Jesse Moreno, who ran a 15:39.09. It was the second time Wharton and Moreno faced off — Wharton also edged him out at the Tippecanoe Invitational. As a team, Tippecanoe finished in third (87 points) out of 12 teams. The Devils, however, missed second place by one point, as Stebbins held on. Springfield Shawnee won the meet, with a score of 39. Rick Andrews was Tippecanoe’s second man in, placing 12th (17:23.49), while Nick Noone finished right behind him in 15th (17:44.74). Jared Rindler placed 27th (18:18.61) and Grant Koch ended in 35th

(18:35.78) to round out the Devils’ scoring. In the girls race, the front of the pack was heavily skewed by the top five Tippecanoe runners. Tippecanoe’s onethrough-five runners were only seperated by a minute, with Claudia Barhorst leading the charge, finishing 11th (21:14.55). Brinna Price placed 15th (21:40.56), while Alex Mahan was 18th (21:56.25), Peyton Miller came in 22nd (22:13.38) and Meredith Coughlin 23rd (22:15.60). But in the end, the girls also finished third (87 points), losing to Greenon (38) and Tecumseh (46). • SWBL Meet MIDDLETOWN — The Milton-Union boys ran away with the team title in the Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division race, fielding six runners in the top 13 to post a team score of 29 points. Waynesville, the runner-up, finished well back of the Bulldogs, tallying 54 points. Sergei Brubaker and Logan Jackson proved to be the one-two punch Milton needed, placing second and third, respectively. Brubaker ran a time of 16:58.63, while Jackson came in at 17:15.74.

The winner was William Stapleton of Dixie, who ran a time of 16:29.62 to lead his team to third overall. The rest of Milton’s pack was freshman Troy Tyreee, who came in ninth (18:01.50), Cory Klosterman finished in 10th (18:02.59) and Kyle Schwartz placed 12th (18:37.84). Connor Lundsford came in 13th (18:39.28) and Zach Danner finished 19th for the Bulldogs (19:02.12). In the girls Buckeye Division race, Milton’s Michaela Litton finished first by a comfortable margin, coming in with a time of 20:15.09 to beat the secondplace finisher Emily Gill of Waynesville by a good distance (20:33.72). The Milton-Union team, however, went on to finish fourth overall in a close battle for second place. The Bulldogs and Dixie tied with 59 points, but Milton lost the tiebreaker. Madison scored 56 points and held on for second, while Waynesville tallied 36 to win. Other Milton runners were Cassie Schieltz (eighth, 22:36.14), Brooke Bayer (12th, 25:11.84), Haley Cloud (18th, 27:33.88) and Stephanie Fetters (20th, 28:27.02).


Sunday, October 16, 2011



■ College Football

Buckeyes ■ CONTINUED FROM 9 wins.” The loss ended Illinois’ perfect start, and, in a game the Illini hoped would help them prove they were for real, raised questions about how good they really are. “We have got to regroup, and we’re still in a position to control our own destiny,” Illinois coach Ron Zook said. “I think our guys have to understand that and they do.” A week after Miller lost a AP PHOTO fumble that gave Nebraska Ohio State tight end Jake Stoneburner (11) holds onto a way to get back into their a pass in the end zone against Illinois defensive back game against Ohio State Steve Hull, left, to score a touchdown during the sec- which the Cornhuskers ond half Saturday in Champaign, Ill. turned into an epic win the

Buckeyes kept it simple, real simple, and gave themselves a chance to win. The Buckeyes didn’t throw their first pass until the 7:22 mark of the second quarter. Miller, in fact, didn’t complete a pass until he hit tight end Jake Stoneburner on a 17-yard TD pass with 13:06 left in the game for a 17-0 lead. “Up 10-0, we were on the sideline saying, ‘Man, we haven’t made a pass yet,’” Stoneburner said. “It was kind of funny, but we were all saying, ‘Who cares?’ We’re up, and if we complete one pass, I’ll take the catch.” No Ohio State team had

gone through a game with just one completion since 1976, a 22-21 loss to Missouri with Rod Gerald under center. That Ohio State team was ranked No. 2, while this one was just trying to get its head above water, end the two-game losing streak and chalk up its first Big Ten win. Enter Herron, who had to sit out six games as a result of his role in a cashfor-memorablia scandal the mess that cost ex-coach Jim Tressel his job and then for taking too much money for a summer job. Fickell said during the

week he wasn’t sure how much the senior tailback would play and he wasn’t listed as the starter. But Herron was in the backfield from the beginning, and carried the bulk of the load on the opening drive, one that on a day of gusty 20-plus mph winds delivered a 45-yard Drew Basil field goal. It was the only score of the half. The Ohio State defense, meanwhile, played big, holding an Illini offense that was averaging almost 450 yards and 34.7 points a game to 285 yards and, until the 6:22 mark of the fourth quarter, no points.

■ College Football

■ National Football League

No. 1 LSU cruises

Bengals look to snap another streak

Wilson, Ball help No. 4 Wisconsin destroy Indiana Staff and Wire Reports KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jarrett Lee threw two touchdown passes, and Spencer Ware caught one and ran for another score for LSU in a 38-7 win over Tennessee. Morris Claiborne’s 89yard interception return set up Lee’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Rueben Randle for a 7-0 lead with 14:56 in the second quarter. The Tigers (7-0, 4-0) started their next drive on the Vols 36, and Ware took a screen pass from Lee 13 yards for another score. Lee finished 10 of 14 for 115 yards, Jordan Jefferson had 73 yards rushing and a touchdown on 14 carries. Making is first start of the season for the injured Tyler Bray, Matt Simms was 6 of 20 for 128 yards and two interceptions for Tennessee (3-3, 0-3). No. 4 Wisconsin 59, Indiana 7 MADISON, Wis. — Russell Wilson threw for 166 yards and a touchdown with 42 yards rushing and Montee Ball rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns. James White added 87 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Badgers (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten). Wisconsin was playing without top wide receiver Nick Toon, who sat out with a left foot injury. Stephen Houston had a 67-yard touchdown run for the struggling Hoosiers (16, 0-3). Troy High School graduate Jake Current plays for Wisconsin. No. 6 Okl. State 38, No. 22 Texas 26 AUSTIN, Texas — Jeremy Smith ran for 140 yards and scored on two long touchdown runs and Oklahoma State won for the second straight season at Texas. Smith went 30 and 74 yards for scores and Justin Gilbert returned the third quarter kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. Gilbert tied the Oklahoma State (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) school record for career kickoff TD returns with four. Fozzy Whittaker had a 100-yard touchdown return on the ensuing kickoff for Texas, but the Longhorns (4-2, 1-2) never led and lost for the sixth time in their last 10 home games. Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden passed for 218 yards with a touchdown to Justin Blackmon. Texas freshman quarterback David Ash got his first career start and took every snap in the loss after rotating with sophomore Case McCoy the previous three weeks. Virginia 24, No. 12 Gga. Tech 21 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Perry Jones ran for 149 of Virginia’s 272 yards on the ground and the Cavaliers beat Georgia Tech at its own game. The Cavaliers (4-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) sealed the victory by holding onto the ball for the final 6 minutes, making


LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson (9) scrambles past Tennessee defensive lineman Curt Maggitt (56) in the fourth quarter on Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn. five first downs to get inside the Yellow Jackets’ 5. Georgia Tech (6-1, 3-1), off to its best start since 1966, came in with one of the nation’s top offenses, but it was held to just two pass completions and a season-low 296 yards by a Virginia defense that made the most of an extra week to prepare for the tricky triple option. No. 15 S. Carolina 14, Mississippi State 12 STARKVILLE, Miss. — Alshon Jeffrey caught a 4yard touchdown pass from Connor Shaw with 3:50 left in the fourth quarter for the Gamecocks. In his third career start, Shaw struggled for South Carolina (6-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference). Shaw completed 21 of 31 passes for 160 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. South Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore came into the game averaging an SEC-best 129.8 rushing yards per game, but only managed 39 against the hard-hitting Bulldogs. He left the game in the fourth quarter with an leg injury. Coach Steve Spurrier said it was a sprained knee, though a full evaluation hadn’t been done. Mississippi State (3-4, 0-4) was driving late in the game, but Tyler Russell’s pass was intercepted by D.J. Swearinger with 1:45 remaining. No. 21 Texas A&M 55, No. 20 Baylor 28 COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Ryan Tannehill threw for 415 yards and a career-high six touchdown passes and Ryan Swope caught four scores for Texas A&M. Baylor’s Robert Griffin III threw for a schoolrecord 430 yards and three touchdowns. Griffin is the

third quarterback this season to set a school record against the Aggies’ worstin-the-nation pass defense. Texas A&M (4-2, 2-1 Big 12), has won three in a row over the Bears and the loss leaves Baylor (4-2, 1-2) without a win against its longtime rival at Kyle Field since 1984. The Bears may not get another chance for some time with the Aggies leaving for the Southeastern Conference in July. No. 23 Mich. State 28, No. 11 Michigan 14 EAST LANSING, Mich. — Keshawn Martin scored twice in the third quarter on similar lunges to the end zone, and Michigan State beat Michigan for the fourth straight year. The Spartans (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) equaled their longest winning streak over their in-state rivals. Michigan (6-1, 2-1) lost for the first time under coach Brady Hoke. The Wolverines had a chance to tie it, but Denard Robinson was sacked on fourth-and-1 from the Michigan State 9yard line with 6:16 to play. Robinson later threw an interception, and Isaiah Lewis returned it 39 yards for a touchdown with 4:31 left to make it 28-14. Edwin Baker ran for 167 yards and a touchdown for the Spartans. Robinson ran for a firstquarter touchdown but was mostly ineffective through the air, going 9 for 24 for 123 yards and a touchdown on a windy day in East Lansing. Bluffton 17, Anderson 12 BLUFFTON — Bluffton (3-4, 3-2) won for the third straight time Saturday, holding off Anderson 17-12. Troy High School graduate Tyler Wright scored on a 39-yard run as Bluffton scored 17 unanswered

points. Anderson fought back and cut the lead to five with 5:15 to go, but Bluffton held off the late charge. Wright finished with 110 yards on the ground on 19 carries and went 3 for 10 passing for 43 yards with two interceptions. Slippery Rock 17, California (Pa.) 3 SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Slippery Rock University rode a length-of the-field scoring drive by its offense and a goal-line stand by its No. 1-ranked defense late in the first half of action Saturday afternoon to a 17-3 win over 14th-ranked California (Pa.) at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium. Milton-Union High School graduate Kurt Brackman kicked a 35yard field goal and was 2 for 2 on extra points for Slippery Rock. Dayton 28, Davidson 0 DAYTON — Quarterback Will Bardo rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another score, and Dayton recorded nine sacks to dominate Davidson in a 28-0 shutout on Saturday. Lehman High School graduate Dan Jacob had 2 carries for eight yards for Dayton. Urbana 42, St. Joseph’s 0 URBANA — Urbana quarterback D.J. Mendenhall orchestrated four touchdown drives before halftime and the Blue Knights cruised to a 42-0 homecoming win over St. Joseph’s Saturday. Milton-Union High School graduate Kyle Wallace started at center and Troy High School graduate Chris Basil and Lehman High School graduate Rodney Huston played for Urbana.

CINCINNATI (AP) — These Bengals have become quite adept at ending the franchise’s long losing streaks. Too bad they’re too young to appreciate any of it. Two weeks ago, they beat Buffalo at home, snapping their 10-game losing streak against the Bills with a fourth-quarter comeback. A week later, they ended a seven-game losing streak in Jacksonville with another last-minute drive. Pretty impressive, eh? “I didn’t even know we broke a streak against Jacksonville, so …” rookie quarterback Andy Dalton said. Don’t mind the Bengals (3-2). They’re too caught up in learning the pro game to keep up on things like losing streaks such as the next one that’s on the line this week. Cincinnati has dropped seven straight against Indianapolis (0-5), a stretch of futility that dates to 1998, when Peyton Manning got it going as a rookie. The Colts are 7-0 against the Bengals with Manning around. Without him, that streak is at risk. The Colts have imploded in a way rarely seen in their history while their franchise quarterback recovers from neck surgery. A loss on Sunday would leave the Colts 0-6 for only the fifth time in franchise history. Their other awful starts: 1997 (0-10), 1991 (0-9), 1986 (0-13) and 1982 (0-6). “They’re a completely different team without

Manning,” Bengals safety Chris Crocker said. They can toss aside that recent history of beating the Bengals. “It doesn’t matter at all,” Colts safety Joe Lefeged said. “It’s a new season, a new game. Last game doesn’t matter, last season doesn’t matter. It’s all about the Bengals right now, and they’re a good team.” Good enough to pull out a couple games at the end. Dalton has led the Bengals on game-winning drives in the closing minutes each of the last two weeks, showing poise under the heaviest pressure. Rookie receiver A.J. Green and second-year tight end Jermaine Gresham have made incredible catches during the comebacks, seeming to grow up a little bit more on each play. “I think it just kind of gives us motivation to know that we can compete in these games and come back and win them,” Dalton said. “We have had a chance to win these games in the fourth quarter, and we’ve been able to do it. Obviously we’d rather make it a lot easier and not have to come back.” Their defense has made it all possible. It’s ranked No. 1 in the NFL for the second straight week, giving up fewer yards than anyone else and keeping the score close so that Dalton and the offense don’t have to do too much. The only disappointment on the defense so far? The lack of interceptions.

■ National Football League

Emotional game for Raiders vs. Browns OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — There figure to be a few tears, a bunch of former players on hand and plenty of memories shared by everyone when the Oakland Raiders play their first home game since the death of longtime owner Al Davis. The tributes will be nice although the Raiders know there’s really only one thing their demanding owner would have wanted to make the day complete. “I expect the atmosphere to be electric,” quarterback Jason Campbell said. “That’s the way Mr. Davis would want it. The only thing he would always tell us to do, ‘I don’t care about anything else. I want you to win.’ That’s what he’d always say. Win. I think a great tribute to him is continue winning, and that’s the only way you can honor him.” The Raiders (3-2) were able to do that last Sunday, holding on to beat Houston 25-20 a day after Davis died at age 82. Now they prepare to take on the Cleveland Browns (2-2) on Sunday in front of an expected sellout crowd and as part of a day of celebration of Davis’ life. It figures to be an emotional day at the Coliseum as perhaps no owner has been as linked to his team as Davis. But don’t expect any pregame “Win one for

Al” speeches from coach Hue Jackson. “Coach wouldn’t want it any other way,” Jackson said of Davis. “He wants this football team to play football. That’s my message to these guys. We’ve done our grieving. We’ve paid the respects the right way and we’ll continue to do so. But the most important thing we got to do is, play a Cleveland Browns team that is coming here to beat us.” It will be hard to top the emotions from Houston. Davis’ son, Mark, flew in that morning and hugged many of the players on the field before watching the game from a luxury box, where he had to wipe away tears at the end of the game. The Raiders won it when Matt Schaub was intercepted in the end zone by Michael Huff on the final play, leading Jackson to fall to his knees in tears, overtaken by the emotions. Making that final play even more unlikely was the fact that the Raiders only had 10 players on the field because safety Jerome Boyd had mistakenly run off the field before the play. “We only had 10 helmets on the field but it was definitely 11 men out there,” cornerback Stanford Routt said, believing Davis had a hand in that play.



BASEBALL Postseason Baseball Glance All Times EDT DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) All games televised by TBS American League Detroit 3, NewYork 2 Friday, Sept. 30: Detroit 1, New York 1, 1½ innings, susp., rain Saturday, Oct. 1: New York 9, Detroit 3, comp. of susp. game Sunday, Oct. 2: Detroit 5, New York 3 Monday, Oct. 3: Detroit 5, New York 4 Tuesday, Oct. 4: New York 10, Detroit 1 Thursday, Oct. 6: Detroit 3, New York 2 Texas 3,Tampa Bay 1 Friday, Sept. 30: Tampa Bay 9, Texas 0 Saturday, Oct. 1: Texas 8, Tampa Bay 6 Monday, Oct. 3: Texas 4, Tampa Bay 3 Tuesday, Oct. 4: Texas 4, Tampa Bay 3 National League St. Louis 3, Philadelphia 2 Saturday, Oct. 1: Philadelphia 11, St. Louis 6 Sunday, Oct. 2: St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 4 Tuesday, Oct. 4: Philadelphia 3, St. Louis 2 Wednesday, Oct. 5: St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 3 Friday, Oct. 7: St. Louis 1, Philadelphia 0 Milwaukee 3, Arizona 2 Saturday, Oct. 1: Milwaukee 4, Arizona 1 Sunday, Oct. 2: Milwaukee 9, Arizona 4 Tuesday, Oct. 4: Arizona 8, Milwaukee 1 Wednesday, Oct. 5: Arizona 10, Milwaukee 6 Friday, Oct. 7: Milwaukee 3, Arizona 2 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American League All games televised by Fox Texas vs. Detroit Saturday, Oct. 8: Texas 3, Detroit 2 Sunday, Oct. 9: Detroit at Texas, ppd. rain Monday, Oct. 10: Texas 7, Detroit 3, 11 innings Tuesday, Oct. 11: Detroit 5, Texas 2 Wednesday, Oct. 12: Texas 7, Detroit 3, 11 innings Thursday, Oct. 13: Detroit 7, Texas 5 Saturday, Oct. 15: Texas led Detroit 154 in the eighth inning x-Sunday, Oct. 16: Detroit (Fister 11-13) at Texas (Lewis 14-10), 8:05 p.m. National League All games televised by TBS Sunday, Oct. 9: Milwaukee 9, St. Louis 6 Monday, Oct. 10: St. Louis 12, Milwaukee 3 Wednesday, Oct. 12: St. Louis 4, Milwaukee 3 Thursday, Oct. 13: Milwaukee (Wolf 1310) at St. Louis (Lohse 14-8), 8:05 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14: St. Louis 7, Milwaukee 1 x-Sunday, Oct. 16: St. Louis at Milwaukee, 4:05 or 8:05 p.m. x-Monday, Oct. 17: St. Louis at Milwaukee, 8:05 p.m. 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

FOOTBALL National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Buffalo 4 1 0 .800 164 120 New England 4 1 0 .800 165 119 2 3 0 .400 121 125 N.Y. Jets 0 4 0 .000 69 104 Miami South W L T Pct PF PA 3 2 0 .600 127 95 Houston Tennessee 3 2 0 .600 105 94 1 4 0 .200 59 115 Jacksonville 0 5 0 .000 87 136 Indianapolis North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 3 1 0 .750 119 57 3 2 0 .600 110 94 Cincinnati 3 2 0 .600 102 89 Pittsburgh Cleveland 2 2 0 .500 74 93 West W L T Pct PF PA San Diego 4 1 0 .800 120 109 3 2 0 .600 136 133 Oakland Kansas City 2 3 0 .400 77 150 1 4 0 .200 105 140 Denver NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Washington 3 1 0 .750 83 63 3 2 0 .600 127 123 N.Y. Giants Dallas 2 2 0 .500 99 101 Philadelphia 1 4 0 .200 125 132 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 4 1 0 .800 157 125 Tampa Bay 3 2 0 .600 87 125 Atlanta 2 3 0 .400 104 130 Carolina 1 4 0 .200 116 132 North W L T Pct PF PA Detroit 5 0 0 1.000 159 89 Green Bay 5 0 0 1.000 173 111 Chicago 2 3 0 .400 107 122 Minnesota 1 4 0 .200 111 106 West W L T Pct PF PA San Francisco 4 1 0 .800 142 78 Seattle 2 3 0 .400 94 122 Arizona 1 4 0 .200 96 121 St. Louis 0 4 0 .000 46 113 Sunday's Games Minnesota 34, Arizona 10 Oakland 25, Houston 20 Kansas City 28, Indianapolis 24 Buffalo 31, Philadelphia 24 New Orleans 30, Carolina 27 Cincinnati 30, Jacksonville 20 Pittsburgh 38, Tennessee 17 Seattle 36, N.Y. Giants 25 San Francisco 48, Tampa Bay 3 San Diego 29, Denver 24 New England 30, N.Y. Jets 21 Green Bay 25, Atlanta 14 Open: Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Miami, St. Louis, Washington Monday's Game Detroit 24, Chicago 13 Sunday, Oct. 16 St. Louis at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Detroit, 1 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Baltimore, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at New England, 4:15 p.m. New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 4:15 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 8:20 p.m. Open: Arizona, Denver, Kansas City, San Diego, Seattle, Tennessee

Monday, Oct. 17 Miami at N.Y. Jets, 8:30 p.m. The AP Top 25 The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 8, 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 (40) .................6-0 1,450 1 2. Alabama (10)..........6-0 1,405 2 3. Oklahoma (8)..........5-0 1,382 3 4. Wisconsin................5-0 1,243 4 5. Boise St. (1) ............5-0 1,222 5 6. Oklahoma St...........5-0 1,176 6 7. Stanford...................5-0 1,164 7 8. Clemson..................6-0 1,080 8 9. Oregon....................4-1 1,000 9 921 10 10. Arkansas...............5-1 868 12 11. Michigan ...............6-0 12. Georgia Tech ........6-0 741 13 659 16 13. West Virginia.........5-1 642 14 14. Nebraska ..............5-1 15. South Carolina......5-1 608 18 594 19 16. Illinois ....................6-0 580 20 17. Kansas St. ............5-0 18. Arizona St.............5-1 414 22 19.Virginia Tech..........5-1 410 21 308 25 20. Baylor....................4-1 251 24 21.Texas A&M............3-2 22.Texas .....................4-1 216 11 181 NR 23. Michigan St...........4-1 156 15 24. Auburn ..................4-2 25. Houston ................6-0 142 NR Others receiving votes: Florida 86, Washington 71, Notre Dame 64, Georgia 61, Penn St. 22, Southern Cal 17, North Carolina 13, South Florida 11, Wake Forest 7, Southern Miss. 4, SMU 3, Texas Tech 2, Cincinnati 1. Colege Football Scores Saturday EAST Albany (NY) 28, Robert Morris 17 Bloomsburg 38, Shippensburg 18 Brown 34, Princeton 0 Buffalo St. 34, College of NJ 12 CW Post 34, East Stroudsburg 30 Campbell 35, Marist 21 Castleton St. 56, Becker 28 Colgate 35, Cornell 28, OT Duquesne 28, CCSU 21 Gettysburg 14, Muhlenberg 10 Harvard 42, Bucknell 3 Holy Cross 25, Dartmouth 17 Indiana (Pa.) 38, Clarion 7 Lafayette 28, Yale 19 Lebanon Valley 51, FDU-Florham 7 Lehigh 34, Fordham 12 Lycoming 40, Wilkes 7 Maine 27, Rhode Island 21 Monmouth (NJ) 40, Bryant 35 NY Maritime 34, Anna Maria 13 Penn 27, Columbia 20 Penn St. 23, Purdue 18 Rowan 36, Morrisville St. 17 Rutgers 21, Navy 20 Sacred Heart 60, St. Francis (Pa.) 45 Stony Brook 55, St. Anselm 6 Susquehanna 20, Moravian 0 Temple 34, Buffalo 0 UConn 16, South Florida 10 UMass 21, Delaware 10 Ursinus 21, Juniata 7 Utah 26, Pittsburgh 14 Walsh 35, Malone 10 Westminster (Pa.) 22, Waynesburg 20 MIDWEST Albion 12, Hope 3 Ashland 20, Wayne (Mich.) 17 Augustana (SD) 23, Winona St. 15 Aurora 33, Maranatha Baptist 14 Avila 27, Culver-Stockton 13 Baldwin-Wallace 20, Ohio Northern 6 Ball St. 23, Ohio 20 Bemidji St. 35, Minn. St.-Moorhead 10 Benedictine (Ill.) 20, Concordia (Wis.) 14 Bethel (Minn.) 41, Gustavus 27 Bluffton 17, Anderson (Ind.) 12 Butler 42, Valparaiso 14 Capital 24, Otterbein 20 Case Reserve 34, Hiram 7 Central 70, Loras 7 Cincinnati 25, Louisville 16 Concordia (Ill.) 48, Rockford 14 Concordia (Moor.) 38, Augsburg 26 Concordia (St.P.) 27, Wayne (Neb.) 24 Dakota St. 24, Briar Cliff 16 Dayton 28, Davidson 0 Defiance 26, Earlham 10 Dubuque 40, Cornell (Iowa) 17 E. Michigan 35, Cent. Michigan 28 Ferris St. 35, N. Michigan 6 Findlay 27, Ohio Dominican 24 Franklin 27, Manchester 14 Greenville 49, Martin Luther 35 Grinnell 17, Lawrence 15 Heidelberg 56, Mount Union 7 Hillsdale 13, Michigan Tech 7 Illinois College 46, Knox 19 Illinois St. 28, South Dakota 3 Indiana St. 46, W. Illinois 24 Indianapolis 29, Saginaw Valley St. 20 Iowa 41, Northwestern 31 John Carroll 33, Muskingum 14 Lakeland 20, Wis. Lutheran 7 Luther 14, Buena Vista 7 Marian (Ind.) 40, St. Francis (Ind.) 13 Miami (Ohio) 9, Kent St. 3 Michigan St. 28, Michigan 14 Minn. Duluth 41, Mary 28 Minn. St.-Mankato 32, Upper Iowa 14 Minn.-Morris 40, Eureka 7 Missouri 52, Iowa St. 17 Missouri Southern 24, Truman St. 17 Missouri Western 22, Emporia St. 16 Monmouth (Ill.) 53, Lake Forest 47 N. Dakota St. 51, Missouri St. 21 N. Illinois 51, W. Michigan 22 N. Iowa 31, S. Dakota St. 14 North Central 61, Millikin 14 Northern St. (SD) 45, Minn.Crookston 21 Northwestern (Iowa) 35, Concordia (Neb.) 10 Northwestern (Minn.) 39, Crown (Minn.) 21 Northwood (Mich.) 20, Tiffin 10 Ohio St. 17, Illinois 7 Olivet 14, Kalamazoo 10 Pittsburg St. 69, Lincoln (Mo.) 6 Presentation 27, Mac Murray 26 Ripon 31, Beloit 27 Rose-Hulman 20, Mount St. Joseph 14 Simpson (Iowa) 38, Wartburg 37, OT St. Cloud St. 24, SW Minnesota St. 17 St. Norbert 28, Carroll (Wis.) 7 St. Olaf 28, Carleton 7 St. Scholastica 29, Westminster (Mo.) 12 St. Thomas (Minn.) 49, Hamline 0 St. Xavier 48, Quincy 14 Sterling 35, Bethel (Kan.) 10 Taylor 48, Concordia (Mich.) 0 Toledo 28, Bowling Green 21 Trine 26, Alma 0 Valley City St. 23, Dickinson St. 13 Wabash 37, Oberlin 23 Wis.-Eau Claire 31, Wis.-LaCrosse 21 Wis.-Oshkosh 24, Wis.-Platteville 3 Wis.-Stevens Pt. 31, Wis.-River Falls

Sunday, October 16, 2011


SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 2 p.m. SPEED — ARCA, Toledo 200, at Toledo, Ohio 3:30 p.m. ABC — IRL, IndyCar, World Championships, at Las Vegas 7 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, Arizona Nationals, at Chandler, Ariz. (same-day tape) EXTREME SPORTS 4:30 p.m. NBC — Dew Tour Championships, at Las Vegas GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Portugal Masters, final round, at Vilamoura, Portugal 2 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, The McGladrey Classic, final round, at Sea Island, Ga. 5 p.m. TGC — Nationwide Tour, Miccosukee Championship, final round, at Miami (same-day tape) 7:30 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, AT&T Championship, final round, at San Antonio (same-day tape) 9:30 p.m. TGC — LPGA Malaysia, final round, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 4 p.m. TBS — Playoffs, National League Championship Series, game 6, St. Louis at Milwaukee (if necessary, 8 p.m. if ALCS is completed) 8 p.m. FOX — Playoffs, American League Championship Series, game 7, Detroit at Texas (if necessary) MOTORSPORTS 4 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, Australian Grand Prix, at Phillip Island, Australia (sameday tape) 5 p.m. SPEED — FIM World Superbike, at Portimao, Portugal (same-day tape) NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage FOX — Regional coverage, doubleheader 4 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage 4:15 p.m. FOX — Regional coverage, doubleheader game 8 p.m. NBC — Minnesota at Chicago PAN AM GAMES 3 p.m. ESPN2 — Events TBA, at Guadalajara, Mexico SOCCER 9 p.m. ESPN — MLS, CD Chivas USA at Los Angeles

MONDAY NFL FOOTBALL 8:30 p.m. ESPN — Miami at N.Y. Jets NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m. VERSUS — Colorado at Toronto PAN AMERICAN GAMES 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 — Events TBA, at Guadalajara, Mexico 10 Wisconsin 59, Indiana 7 Youngstown St. 35, S. Illinois 23 SOUTH Alabama 52, Mississippi 7 Alabama St. 20, Prairie View 7 Appalachian St. 49, The Citadel 42 Bethune-Cookman 58, Fort Valley St. 30 Bridgewater (Va.) 59, Guilford 13 Catholic 24, Apprentice 15 Chattanooga 51, W. Carolina 7 Cumberland (Tenn.) 49, Faulkner 28 Cumberlands 20, Campbellsville 13 E. Kentucky 41, SE Missouri 17 East Carolina 35, Memphis 17 Florida A&M 47, Savannah St. 7 Florida St. 41, Duke 16 Georgetown 21, Howard 3 Georgetown (Ky.) 45, Pikeville 21 Georgia Southern 50, Furman 20 Grambling St. 44, Concordia-Selma 0 Hampden-Sydney 38, Emory & Henry 36 Jackson St. 17, MVSU 16 Jacksonville 50, Morehead St. 14 Jacksonville St. 44, Austin Peay 14 James Madison 34, Villanova 10 Kentucky Christian 49, WVU Tech 14 LSU 38, Tennessee 7 Liberty 63, Coastal Carolina 27 Lindsey Wilson 20, Union (Ky.) 6 Louisiana-Lafayette 30, North Texas 10 Louisiana-Monroe 38, Troy 10 Mars Hill 31, Catawba 28, OT Marshall 24, Rice 20 Miami 30, North Carolina 24 Missouri S&T 52, Kentucky Wesleyan 28 Morgan St. 52, NC Central 3 Murray St. 36, E. Illinois 27 NC A&T 42, Delaware St. 24 Norfolk St. 34, Hampton 24 Northwestern St. 51, SE Louisiana 17 Presbyterian 28, Gardner-Webb 14 SC State 23, Georgia St. 13 Samford 43, Elon 31 Sewanee 30, DePauw 7 South Alabama 33, UT-Martin 30 South Carolina 14, Mississippi St. 12 Towson 39, Old Dominion 35 Tusculum 26, Lenoir-Rhyne 25 Tuskegee 41, Lane 17 UTEP 44, Tulane 7 VMI 21, Charleston Southern 17 Virginia 24, Georgia Tech 21 Virginia Tech 38, Wake Forest 17 W. Kentucky 20, FAU 0 Washington & Lee 34, RandolphMacon 30 Wesley 46, Va. Lynchburg 0 West Georgia 23, St. Augustine’s 21 William & Mary 24, New Hampshire 10 Wofford 47, Virginia-Wise 14 SOUTHWEST Ark.-Pine Bluff 22, Southern U. 21 Cent. Arkansas 21, McNeese St. 18 Oklahoma St. 38, Texas 26 SMU 38, UCF 17 Sam Houston St. 47, Nicholls St. 7 Texas A&M 55, Baylor 28 Texas St. 46, Lamar 21 Trinity (Texas) 24, Huntingdon 7 FAR WEST BYU 38, Oregon St. 28 Boise St. 63, Colorado St. 13 E. Washington 48, N. Colorado 27 Montana 30, Portland St. 24 Montana St. 41, N. Arizona 24 Nevada 49, New Mexico 7

HOCKEY National Hockey League All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 6 3 1 2 8 18 16 Philadelphia 4 3 0 1 7 12 8

N.Y. Islanders 4 3 1 0 6 11 6 New Jersey 3 2 1 0 4 6 6 N.Y. Rangers 3 0 1 2 2 5 9 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 3 3 0 0 6 11 7 Toronto 4 3 1 0 6 14 9 Buffalo 4 1 2 1 3 11 13 Montreal 4 1 3 0 2 7 7 Boston 5 1 4 0 2 14 23 Ottawa Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Washington 4 4 0 0 8 15 11 Carolina 5 2 2 1 5 13 18 Florida 3 2 1 0 4 7 6 Tampa Bay 5 1 2 2 4 14 19 Winnipeg 3 0 3 0 0 5 13 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 4 4 0 0 8 13 5 Detroit Chicago 3 2 1 0 4 10 7 3 2 1 0 4 9 9 Nashville 3 1 2 0 2 9 9 St. Louis 5 0 4 1 1 10 17 Columbus Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 5 4 1 0 8 17 11 Colorado 5 2 1 2 6 12 12 Minnesota 2 1 0 1 3 3 3 Edmonton 4 1 2 1 3 10 13 Vancouver 4 1 3 0 2 11 14 Calgary Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 5 4 1 0 8 13 11 Dallas Los Angeles 4 2 1 1 5 9 10 Phoenix 4 2 1 1 5 13 11 Anaheim 3 2 1 0 4 4 5 San Jose 2 1 1 0 2 6 4 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday's Games Carolina 4, Buffalo 3 Anaheim 1, San Jose 0 Saturday's Games Colorado 6, Montreal 5, SO Florida 3, Tampa Bay 2, SO Toronto 3, Calgary 2 N.Y. Islanders 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Los Angeles 3, Philadelphia 2, OT Buffalo 3, Pittsburgh 2 Washington 2, Ottawa 1 Phoenix 4, Winnipeg 1 Detroit 3, Minnesota 2, OT Dallas 4, Columbus 2 New Jersey at Nashville, 8 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 10 p.m. St. Louis at San Jose, 10 p.m. Sunday's Games St. Louis at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Monday's Games Colorado at Toronto, 7 p.m. Florida at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m. Nashville at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

SOCCER Major League Soccer At A Glance All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts x-Sporting KC 12 9 12 48 x-Philadelphia 11 7 15 48 Columbus 13 12 8 47 Houston 11 9 13 46 New York 9 8 16 43 Chicago 8 9 16 40 D.C. 9 12 11 38 Toronto FC 6 13 14 32 New England 5 16 12 27 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts y-Los Angeles 18 4 10 64 x-Seattle 16 7 9 57 x-Real Salt Lake1511 7 52 x-FC Dallas 15 11 7 52 x-Colorado 11 9 13 46 Portland 11 14 7 40 Chivas USA 8 12 12 36 San Jose 7 11 14 35

GF 49 44 41 42 49 43 48 34 36

GA 40 35 41 40 44 43 50 57 56

GF 46 51 43 40 42 38 40 35

GA 25 35 35 35 40 46 39 41

6 17 10 28 34 53 Vancouver NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. x- clinched playoff berth Wednesday’s Games FC Dallas 2, Chicago 1 Vancouver 2, D.C. United 1 Friday's Games Colorado 0, Real Salt Lake 0, tie Houston 2, Portland 0 Saturday's Games Sporting Kansas City 2, New York 0 Philadelphia 1, Toronto FC 1, tie Chicago 2, D.C. United 1 Columbus 3, New England 0 FC Dallas 2, Vancouver 0 San Jose at Seattle FC, 10:30 p.m. Sunday's Games Chivas USA at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 Portland at D.C. United, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 Philadelphia at New York, 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 New England at Toronto FC, 12:30 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. FC Dallas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Seattle FC at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 Los Angeles at Houston, 7 p.m.

AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup Top 12 in Points 1. C.Edwards.................................2,161 2. K.Harvick...................................2,160 3. J.Johnson..................................2,157 4. Bra.Keselowski .........................2,150 5. M.Kenseth.................................2,149 6. Ku.Busch...................................2,145 7.T.Stewart....................................2,142 8. Ky.Busch....................................2,141 9. D.Earnhardt Jr...........................2,118 10. J.Gordon .................................2,114 11. R.Newman..............................2,107 12. D.Hamlin..................................2,082 NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

GOLF PGA-The McGladrey Classic Scores Saturday At Sea Island Resort (Seaside Course) St. Simons Island, Ga. Purse: $4 million Yardage: 7,005; Par: 70 Michael Thompson.......65-65-67—197 Billy Horschel................64-64-70—198 Trevor Immelman..........66-71-62—199 Webb Simpson .............63-67-69—199 Jeff Overton ..................66-69-66—201 Kris Blanks....................67-68-66—201 Nick O'Hern...................65-67-69—201 Louis Oosthuizen..........65-67-69—201 Kevin Streelman ...........66-70-66—202 Ben Curtis.....................66-70-66—202 Ben Crane.....................65-70-67—202 Scott McCarron ............64-70-68—202 Sean O'Hair ..................71-66-66—203 Angel Cabrera ..............65-70-68—203 Bryce Molder ................67-68-68—203 Johnson Wagner ..........67-67-69—203 Josh Teater....................69-69-66—204 David Mathis.................69-69-66—204 Kevin Kisner..................70-67-67—204 Michael Bradley............68-69-67—204 Jim Herman ..................67-69-68—204 David Hearn..................65-71-68—204 Lucas Glover.................68-68-68—204 D.J.Trahan.....................65-71-68—204 Boo Weekley.................67-68-69—204 Jim Furyk ......................67-68-69—204 Jonathan Byrd ..............69-70-66—205 Charles Howell III .........69-70-66—205 Matt Kuchar...................70-68-67—205 Cameron Tringale .........65-73-67—205 Ben Martin ....................67-70-68—205 Matt McQuillan..............69-68-68—205 Brandt Snedeker ..........71-68-67—206 Michael Letzig...............67-72-67—206 Billy Mayfair...................67-72-67—206 Bio Kim..........................67-71-68—206 Robert Allenby..............70-68-68—206 Paul Stankowski ...........66-72-68—206 Jason Bohn...................69-69-68—206 Bud Cauley ...................68-68-70—206 Henrik Stenson.............66-70-70—206 Stephen Ames..............66-70-70—206 Heath Slocum...............70-66-70—206 Richard S. Johnson......65-70-71—206 Jerry Kelly .....................68-67-71—206 Carl Pettersson.............69-70-68—207 Roland Thatcher...........69-69-69—207 Tim Herron....................71-67-69—207 Blake Adams ................69-69-69—207 Kyle Stanley ..................69-69-69—207 Colt Knost .....................66-71-70—207 Zack Miller.....................63-74-70—207 Chris Riley.....................68-69-70—207 Shaun Micheel..............68-71-69—208 Shane Bertsch..............67-72-69—208 Spencer Levin...............67-71-70—208 Alexandre Rocha..........67-72-70—209 Andres Gonzales..........66-72-71—209 William McGirt ..............69-69-71—209 Chris Couch..................69-69-71—209 Fabian Gomez..............68-70-71—209 Jeff Quinney..................68-70-71—209 D.A. Points.....................70-67-72—209 Troy Merritt ....................68-69-72—209 Robert Garrigus............67-72-71—210 Vaughn Taylor ...............72-67-71—210 Richard Scott ................68-71-72—211 Adam Hadwin...............68-71-72—211 Tag Ridings ...................69-70-72—211 Brendon de Jonge........69-70-72—211 Champions Tour-AT&T Championship Scores Saturday At TPC San Antonio (Canyons Course) San Antonio Purse: $1.8 million Yardage: 6,923; Par: 72 Fred Couples......................65-62—127 Mark Calcavecchia ............68-66—134 Nick Price ...........................66-69—135 Tom Lehman ......................69-67—136 John Cook..........................69-67—136 Peter Senior........................69-67—136 Scott Simpson....................69-67—136 Mark O'Meara ....................70-67—137 Tom Jenkins .......................69-68—137 Russ Cochran ....................68-69—137 John Huston.......................68-69—137 Steve Lowery......................65-72—137 Hal Sutton...........................66-71—137 Tom Watson........................71-67—138 Jeff Sluman ........................70-68—138 Larry Mize...........................70-68—138 Jeff Hart..............................69-69—138 Tommy Armour III ..............67-71—138 Tom Pernice, Jr...................75-64—139 Michael Allen......................73-66—139 Jay Haas.............................72-67—139 Jay Don Blake....................71-68—139


Corey Pavin........................70-69—139 Mike Reid............................69-70—139 Loren Roberts....................68-71—139 Eduardo Romero ...............68-71—139 Chien Soon Lu...................67-72—139 Bob Gilder ..........................75-65—140 D.A. Weibring......................70-70—140 Bernhard Langer................69-71—140 Brad Bryant ........................74-67—141 Olin Browne........................72-69—141 Mark Brooks.......................71-70—141 Gil Morgan..........................68-73—141 Phil Blackmar .....................68-73—141 Dick Mast............................70-72—142 Steve Jones........................71-71—142 David Peoples ....................69-73—142 Scott Hoch..........................68-74—142 Steve Pate ..........................68-74—142 Mark Wiebe........................73-70—143 Blaine McCallister ..............72-71—143 Bruce Fleisher....................70-73—143 Hale Irwin............................70-73—143 David Eger..........................69-74—143 Bobby Clampett .................68-75—143 Tom Purtzer........................75-69—144 Joe Ozaki ...........................74-70—144 Robert Thompson..............73-71—144 Willie Wood.........................73-71—144 Mark McNulty.....................71-73—144 Mike Goodes......................75-70—145 Gary Hallberg.....................75-70—145 Bobby Wadkins ..................75-70—145 Chip Beck...........................74-71—145 Rod Spittle..........................74-71—145 Jim Thorpe .........................73-72—145 Wayne Levi.........................72-73—145 Jim Rutledge ......................73-72—145 Bill Glasson ........................75-71—146 Tom Kite..............................74-72—146 Jim Gallagher, Jr. ...............73-73—146 John Jacobs.......................73-73—146 Ronnie Black......................70-76—146 J.L. Lewis............................70-76—146 Joey Sindelar......................75-72—147 Morris Hatalsky ..................75-72—147 Keith Fergus .......................69-78—147 James Mason.....................75-73—148 Robin Byrd..........................74-74—148 Brad Faxon.........................74-74—148 David Frost .........................73-75—148 Ted Schulz..........................74-75—149 Tim Simpson......................73-77—150 Bob Tway ............................72-78—150 Dan Forsman .....................76-76—152 Ben Crenshaw ...................79-78—157 Craig Stadler ......................83-74—157 Nationwide-Miccosukee Championship Scores Saturday At Miccosukee Golf & Country Club Miami Purse: $600,000 Yardage: 7,200; Par: 71 Third Round Jason Kokrak ................63-66-69—198 Matt Every.....................70-64-67—201 Chris Nallen ..................68-68-66—202 Roger Tambellini...........68-67-67—202 Mark Anderson.............65-72-66—203 Greg Owen ...................69-68-66—203 Harris English ...............67-70-67—204 Matt Hendrix .................71-64-69—204 Brad Elder.....................69-65-70—204 Justin Bolli.....................66-73-66—205 Garth Mulroy.................69-70-66—205 Tyrone Van Aswegen....65-69-71—205 Jin Park .........................68-66-71—205 Brett Wetterich ..............65-68-72—205 James Vargas ...............70-69-67—206 Rob Oppenheim...........68-70-68—206 Darron Stiles.................71-66-69—206 Diego Velasquez...........65-72-69—206 Camilo Benedetti..........66-70-70—206 Daniel Chopra...............63-72-71—206 Jonas Blixt.....................67-65-74—206 Alistair Presnell.............69-69-69—207 Craig Bowden...............69-69-69—207 John Kimbell .................69-68-70—207 Aaron Watkins...............66-71-70—207 Brian Stuard..................69-68-70—207 Clayton Rask ................74-65-69—208 Miguel Carballo.............69-70-69—208 Mathias Gronberg ........71-67-70—208 Kyle Thompson.............70-68-70—208 Dicky Pride....................67-70-71—208 Nicholas Thompson .....70-67-71—208 James Nitties ................69-67-72—208 Jason Schultz ...............70-65-73—208 Martin Flores.................68-67-73—208 Rahil Gangjee...............67-67-74—208 Brice Garnett ................67-72-70—209 Andy Bare.....................70-68-71—209 Russell Knox.................70-68-71—209 Brett Waldman..............69-69-71—209 Casey Wittenberg.........71-66-72—209 Gary Christian...............68-69-72—209 Scott Gardiner...............66-71-72—209 Tim Wilkinson ...............68-69-72—209 Jeff Brehaut...................67-69-73—209 Andrew Loupe ..............68-68-73—209 Carl Paulson .................69-65-75—209 Trevor Murphy...............68-71-71—210 Brad Klapprott...............71-68-71—210 Kirk Triplett.....................68-71-71—210 Troy Country Club Member-Member Oct. 7-8 1. Chris Long, Mark Hamler............118 2. Alan Boerger, Frank Maus..........120 2. Ken Burns, Mike Vinski ...............120 4. Jason Johnston, J.L. Sims ..........121 4. Curt Selby, Mick McClurg............121 4. John Ernst, Joe Minneman.........121

TRANSACTIONS FOOTBALL National Football League INDIANAPOLIS COLTS_Announced the retirement of senior vice president of sales and marketing Tom Zupancic. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS_Signed DB Sterling Moore from the practice squad. Released DT Marcus Harrison. NEW YORK GIANTS_Signed DT Dwayne Hendricks from the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League NEW JERSEY DEVILS_Recalled G Keith Kinkaid from Albany (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS_Activated LW Trevor Gillies from injured reserve. WASHINGTON CAPITALS_Recalled G Dany Sabourin from Hershey (AHL). American Hockey League HAMILTON BULLDOGS_Signed D T.J. Fast. ECHL ELMIRA JACKALS_Announced F Maxime Gratchev was assigned to the team from Binghamton (AHL). Central Hockey League LAREDO BUCKS_Placed G Nick Gigone, F Chris Jones, F Kelly Miller, F Alex Morton, F Jordan Oye and F Jeffrey Verreault on waivers. MISSOURI MAVERICKS_Placed G Derek Smith on waivers. RAPID CITY RUSH_Signed D Carl Hudson and F Nic Polaski. RIO GRANDE VALLEY KILLER BEES_Placed D Sam Cannata, F Travis Eggum, D James Isaacs, F David Labrecque, F Mark Magnowski, D Dan Markowitz, D Matt Ridley and F Adam Stuart on waivers. WICHITA THUNDER_Announced F Chris Chappell was assigned to the team from the New York Rangers.


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Fall wonders Autumn puts on a show BY MELODY VALLIEU Staff Writer


Mother Nature has again splashed nature’s canopy with her hues of red, orange and yellow this fall season — and Miami County is as good a place to view it as anywhere. Throughout Brukner Nature Center and the Miami County Park District parks, the maples, beechwoods and birches are displaying their most vivid colors of the year, awaiting visitors. Deb Oexmann, executive director of Brukner Nature Center, and Kevin Swanson, director of development for the Miami County Park District, both agree the array of colors in fall are the best part of the season. “I get so excited when I see the Virginia creeper starting to turn red, because I know the other colors are soon to follow,” Oexmann said. The combination of colors found in a healthy native stand of hardwood trees is a favorite of Swanson. He said this would be the variety of oaks, maples, hickory, beech, ash and dogwoods that are found in this region. “The most stunning can be the sugar maple that displays the bright, almost glowing orange-red color that is so prominent,” Swanson said. “All of the hardwoods change at various times with different shades of yellow, orange, red and burgundy. “It is really this mixture of color, a gentle breeze and the crisp air of the early morning or late afternoon that is magical to me.” There also is an increase in activity for many wildlife species during the fall season, according to Swanson. He said many of the upland mammals — such as squirrels — cache, or store food, for the winter months. They collect and hide things like acorns, nuts and twigs.

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COLOR GUIDE The Ohio Department of Natural Resources offers a fall color guide to help those interested find the best places to view the wonders of autumn around the state at “Of course many birds are eating to build body fuel for the southern migration. Other mammals like whitetail deer

also pack on calories and fat deposits to carry them into the winter months when food is sparse,” Swanson said. “The deer are also changing movement and activity patterns with the upcoming breeding season, which peaks in early November.” Deb Oexmann, executive director of Brukner Nature Center, said similar wildlife activity is going on at the center. “It’s been a great year for walnuts,” Oexmann said. “Our lane is covered with them, so please drive slowly as you arrive — the squirrels, chipmunks, blue jays and American crows are taking advantage of the free food source, cracked nuts thanks to tire pressure.” According to Swanson, he said early morning and evening are the best time to sneak a peek at the wonders of autumn. “The first few hours of the morning and the last three hours of the evening are the best lighting conditions for viewing fall colors,” STAFF PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER

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Indian summer to blame for dull colors? The past couple of weeks served us one bright sunny day after another, with several topping the 80˚F mark. Nights, too, have been pleasantly mild. Everywhere you look, flowers are still blooming, some riotously— like my zinnias along the walkways or the asters and sunflowers in the old field up the road. I even saw a stand of purple ironweed alongside a country byway during a recent drive. Meadows and prairie patches still have various butterflies fluttering about. The tall grass remains thick with grasshoppers. Crickets and katydids call throughout the night. As recent as the middle of this past week I had at least one ruby-throated hummingbird hanging around the feeder — a late lingerer, for sure. While I don’t know where this protracted spell of amiable weather stands in the record books, it’s one of the longest, mildest early Octobers I can remember. Some say we’ve simply enjoyed a super-sized helping of Indian Summer. Maybe. Or maybe not, depending on where you stand on the Indian Summer debate.

can’t arrive before mid-October’s leaf-peeping time, and must follow any number of chilly days and frosty nights. Extremists claim Indian Summer only takes place after the first of November — its appearance a genuine seasonal gift. As if this weren’t enough to argue about, there are those who hold that Indian Summer Jim McGuire can happen more than once per Troy Daily News Columnist autumn, while the opposition maintains it’s a once-per-season affair. Any second warm spell, First off, you must keep in mind that “Indian Summer” is a they say, is just, well, a warm fairly ambiguous term. Different spell. I tend to think that Indian folks hold different views as to what is and isn’t genuine Indian Summer — whether it comes in Summer. While there is general October or November, though September’s just too soon — agreement that true Indian ought to be preceded by some Summer comes in the fall — meaning it must occur after the rather obvious autumn weather. Cool, maybe cloudy days equinox — this is practically the when you exchange air condionly point on which all camps tioning for heat, and might build concur. Most of the disagreement cen- the season’s first hearth-fire. Where you need a jacket for a ters around when Indian Summer can legitimately arrive. walk to the mailbox, and nights require a blanket, maybe two. Some say Indian Summer can There should have already happen as early as late September, providing the weath- been morning frosts on the grass and new-fallen leaves. er following the equinox was Silent nights unbroken by any unseasonably cold and ugly insect chorus. Plus you’ll have before turning mild again. Others insist Indian Summer felt the irresistible urge to pull

out those recipes for your favorite soups and stews, and likely made that first big pot of spicy chili. Indian Summer, to my mind, is thus a tempering interlude, a sort of final encore of the season-ended after a foretaste of the season-to-come. So, have these recent warm days and mild nights qualified as this autumn’s Indian Summer? You make the call. I do know all the dry, near-sultry conditions have cost us prime leaf color. Contrary to popular opinion, fall’s color change is triggered by the calendar, not weather. Photoperiods, specifically the increasing ratio of darkness-todaylight, is what “tells” the leaf it’s time to begin the biochemical process that results in autumn’s dazzling palette. However, weather can influence the type and intensity of color. Warm, sunny days and crisp nights create lots of sugars, while spurring production of the anthocyanin pigments, which gives the reds, purples, scarlets, and crimsons. Conversely, warm daytime temps plus mild nights — which has been the case so far this

year — yield mostly yellows, golds and oranges, but lackadaisical to dull reds in species such as Virginia creeper, sumac, nannyberry, dogwood and sweetgum. Bummer. Soil moisture can also enhance or lessen leaf colors. The least favorable conditions are a warm, mostly dry summer that extends into fall. Exactly what we’ve experienced. Double bummer. After managing nothing more than a drab yellowish-brown, a surprising number of trees have already dropped all their leaves. Sure, a sudden weather shift — more moisture, bright daytime sun and nippy nights — might boost overall color a bit. But I wouldn’t count on a major improvement. The lesson here is that each fall is unique, an endless improvisation on a familiar theme. Sometimes weather conditions are perfect and we get spectacular color — and sometimes this or that is off a notch and the color’s not so great. Unfortunately, this isn’t one of those optimum years. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether Indian Summer is to blame.

Retirees should avoid these five money mistakes BY DAVID PITT Associated Press Live long and prosper. We should all be so lucky to fulfill this blessing made popular in the television series “Star Trek.” For retirees to maintain their desired lifestyle without a paycheck, possibly for decades, they need have a solid financial plan. They also need to steer clear of serious mistakes that could compromise their future income. Here’s a look at some common pitfalls retirees encounter and ways to step around them to avoid financial disaster. 1. Helping childen too much Problem: Retirees with children or grandchildren are often too willing to help out financially; sometimes at the risk of their own well-being. Even though many baby boomers worked to put themselves through college and the experience developed good financial skills, they don’t want their kids to struggle as much, says Wayne Copelin, president of Copelin Financial Advisors in Sugar Land, Texas.

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If you try to tell parents that it’s a mistake to bail adult children out of credit card debt or help them with other financial mistakes, they get very mad, says Copelin. “They just won’t hear that.” Solution: Don’t underestimate your longevity. Make sure you have enough money to last the rest of your life by laying out a financial plan. With a plan in hand, you can then determine how much you can afford to spend on children and grandchildren. If you don’t take this step, you could very well run out of money and need to turn to your children for help. Also be very careful about co-signing loans because any default or late payments can hurt your credit rating. What’s more, be aware that significant gifts could be considered taxable this year’s limit is up to $13,000. Read the IRS rules at: . 2. Underestimating health care costs Problem: One of the biggest pitfalls facing the retirees of the next few decades is unanticipated

and unplanned health care costs. According to various experts, a healthy couple in their mid-60s will need around $300,000 to cover health care in retirement. A couple in their mid-50s should plan on spending around $500,000 in outof-pocket health care costs. Most retirees will not have saved anywhere near that amount. The average 401(k) account balance for 55-year-old workers contributing for at least 10 years is $234,000, according to Fidelity Investments. Solution: One way to be prepared is to purchase long-term health care insurance, which can help cover the cost of home care or nursing home care, should the need arise. Couples in their 50s and in good health likely can buy a policy for an annual premium of around $2,500 if they shop for the best rates. Waiting until their 60s to buy is expensive with premiums rising to as much as $4,000 to $5,000 a year. To look at options for long-term care planning, check out this site provid-

ed by the federal government: http://www.longt e r m c a r e . g o v / LT C / Main_Site/index.aspx . 3. Taking Social Security benefits too soon Problem: No one knows exactly how long they’ll live and these days it’s very common to outlive our own expectations. About one in four 65-yearolds today will live past 90. One in 10 will live past 95. It’s difficult to know how much to set aside for retirement. It’s equally difficult to know whether to take Social Security as soon as one is eligible or wait a few years and get a fatter check. Solution: A worker at the full retirement age of 66 will be entitled to a monthly Social Security benefit of $1,000. That’s reduced to $750 a month if benefits begin at 62, the earliest one can begin to draw checks. However, the same worker waiting until age 70 will get $1,320 a month. Deciding when to take benefits depends on age, health, how long you’ll keep working, how much is saved and other factors. The Social Security

Administration offers a benefits calculator at: ypia/index.html . 4. Failing to ask for guidance Problem: Trying to handle retirement savings and investments without help. Solution: Many retirees and those nearing retirement who manage their own money often micromanage their accounts by watching the market’s movement every day. They tend to pull money out when they get scared and keep it out until too late, missing any chance for recovery when the market picks up. This happened to millions of retirement savers as the market collapsed in 2008. Many 401(k) accountholders lost a third of their money. The reverse is also true as many put their investments on auto pilot. A financial planner can help make sure a portfolio is properly diversified and that risk is adequately reduced as retirement approaches. With such low interest rates today, it’s difficult to make any money in cash investments, so a strategy of

using bonds with varying maturities, mixing in dividend paying stocks, and looking at newly designed annuity products are important. 5. Investing too conservatively Problem: Retirees want to protect their savings from losses, but also need to be sure their money is working for them. Investment returns are a vital part of their balance sheet. Solution: Retirement can last for decades. It’s important to recognize that inflation will cause expenses to rise over time, all while retirees are living on a fixed income. Also it’s a mistake to assume that total expenses will decline in retirement. With more leisure time, expenses can rise, and medical costs will certainly increase. This means that it would be a mistake for retirees to invest solely in fixed-income securities. Instead they need to continue to maintain a diversified portfolio, with a strategy that gradually limits their risk of losses as they get older.

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Unlike their gun-toting brethren in the woods, car and truck drivers were less efficient at harvesting deer last season. State Farm Insurance reported a 7 percent national reduction in deer-vehicle collisions for the year ending June 30, the third straight year of decline. Pennsylvania easily maintained its No. 1 ranking in total Bambi vs. Buick-type incidents, with 101,299, a 1 percent reduction compared with 2009-10. Michigan was the distant runner-up, with 78,304. For the fifth straight year, West Virginia held the distinction as the state where

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an individual driver is most likely to hit a deer, with a 1 in 53 chance — an improvement over the 1 in 42 chance from the previous year. The Mountain State saw a 22 percent drop in deer-vehicle crashes in 2010-11. In Pennsylvania, the odds of hitting a deer in the next 12 months are 1 in 86, fourth highest in the U.S. The national average is 1 in 193, the insurance company said, based on claims data. And there is this priceless line in the company’s news release: “The state in which deer-vehicle collisions are least likely is still Hawaii (1 in 6,267). The odds of a Hawaiian driver colliding with a deer between now and 12 months from now are approximately equal to the

odds that you are a practicing nudist.” Well, “mahalo” for that. “Calling attention to potential hazards like this one is part of our DNA,” said State Farm vice president Laurette Stiles. “While we can’t put our finger directly on what’s causing a decline … we’d like to think media attention to our annual report on this subject has had at least a little bit to do with it.” Pittsburgh-area State Farm spokesman Doug Griffith offered a theory, based on his personal observations: The deer are getting smarter. “They seem to be more aware of their surroundings. You see them on the hillsides but you rarely see them close

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to the road,” he said. Another possibility is that there are simply fewer deer to mow down. Pennsylvania Game Commission estimates have shown a significant decline in deer population in its wildlife management areas in southwestern Pennsylvania over the past several years. Incidentally, the state’s hunters took 316,240 deer in the 2010-11 season, a 2 percent increase over the previous season, according to the game commission. That meant the likelihood of a deer being felled by a hunter was only about three times that of being struck by a driver. November, in the heart of mating and migrating season, is the peak month for deer-vehicle collisions, and October is second. The average damage done in a deervehicle crash was $3,171 in 2010-11, the insurance company said.

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Students make money mistakes on campus BY DAVID PITT Associated Press Independence is one of the joys of heading off to college. But financial independence can be an ongoing challenge as many students struggle with the responsibility of managing their own money. Even though they’re often equipped to the hilt with smartphones and iPads, few of today’s students closely track their spending. They get their student loan money and a few months later are wondering where it all went. Here’s a look at common money mistakes college students face and how to address them. 1. Treating a budget as homework It’s a mistake to think of a budget in terms of deprivation or what can’t be spent. Learning to live within certain limits can help students gain the discipline to save for their goals. Budgeting helps eliminate the anxiety of wondering whether there will be enough money when bills are due, and makes it more likely that goals will be achieved. Like many of the skills learned while in college, living on a budget will pay dividends for years. Free online budgeting tools are offered on various sites. 2. Rapidly accumulating debt It’s common for students, who often don’t begin repaying student loans until

months after graduation, to put it way in the back of their minds, said Casey Weade, a financial planner with Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Howard Bailey Financial Inc. “They don’t feel like that’s a real number to them,” he said. “It’s something that could really have a lifelong impact on their financial well-being if they don’t get that taken care of and don’t’ start paying on it before they get out of college.” But an equally important concern for college students continues to be their use of credit cards. Recent regulatory changes now require card applicants under 21 to prove they can pay the bill, or have a cosigner to open an account, but most parents want their kids to have some card available, at least for emergencies. About 40 percent of students report having a credit card in the “How America Pays For College” report by Sallie Mae released in August. The average balance was reported at just over $800. The California-based Institute for College Access & Success estimates the average student loan debt for graduating seniors was around $20,000 at public universities, nearly $28,000 at private non-profit schools and around $33,000 at private for-profit colleges. Adding credit card debt on top of student loan debt

In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, freshman Sarah Nikodem of Charlotte, N.C., right, gets some help from her younger brother, Ryan Nikodem, as she uses a cart to move into the dorms at The University of South Carolina,, in Columbia, S.C. Gaining a level of independence is one of the joys of heading off to college, but one of the challenges for many students is the sudden responsibility of managing their own money.

can weigh down students long before they even enter the work force. 3. Choosing a bank without much research If a campus is dominated by one bank, students shouldn’t assume that it offers the best terms. Many also will be bombarded by banks wanting their business and for them to open a credit account. Students should scrutinize ATM fees and online banking options that can make managing money easier. It’s also wise to look into credit unions, many which offer lower fees and products geared toward students. If you use a debit card be aware of the recent trends in which some larger banks are now charging fees. Banks have been increasingly relying on extra fees as a way to increase profits as the federal government has cracked down on the banking and credit card industry, passing laws that limit interest rate hikes and other actions card issuers could take. A study by released in September found that although the majority of banks still offer free checking accounts, more of them require customers to meet certain conditions to have monthly fees waived. Minimum balance fees, ATM surcharges, foreign transaction fees and more have also proliferated. It pays to shop around.

and milk. Thursday — Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, dinner roll, mixed fruit and milk. Friday — Cheese pizza, salad, oranges, cheese stix and milk. • BRADFORD SCHOOL Monday — Chicken mashed potato bowl or peanut butter and jelly, corn, fruit cup dinner roll and milk. Tuesday — Egg cheese omelet or chef salad, sausage patty, hash browns, fruit juice, biscuit and milk. Wednesday — Chicken quesadilla or peanut butter and jelly, carrot sticks with dip, fresh fruit and milk. Thursday — Hamburger/cheeseburger or chef salad, french fries, fruit

cup and milk. Friday — Cheese sticks with pizza sauce or peanut butter and jelly, green beans, fruit cup, cookie and milk. • NEWTON SCHOOL Monday — Chicken patty sandwich, tater tots, juice bar and milk. Tuesday — Corn dog, mixed vegetables, peaches, chocolate pudding (salad bar) and milk. Wednesday — Macaroni and cheese, whole wheat dinner roll, green beans, mixed fruit and milk. Thursday — Dinosaur nuggets, whole wheat dinner roll, corn, pineapple (salad bar) and milk. Friday — Pita pocket with meat, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes, Fritos, diced pears and milk.


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A museum like no other St. Louis City Museum is a fun, ever-evolving art project ST. LOUIS (AP) — Don’t expect to find the Mona Lisa here. Or a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. Instead, this museum features a 10-story slide that whizzes guests of all ages from the roof to a subterranean cave. Welcome to City Museum, an ever-evolving art project that is unlike any museum you have ever seen. In fact, calling it a museum is a bit of a stretch. The converted shoe warehouse is closer to a mad scientist’s workshop than a cultural institution. That doesn’t mean it isn’t fun. There’s an oversized ball pit, a miniature railroad, rooftop Ferris wheel and countless hands-on exhibits. Throw in a 1924 Wurlitzer pipe organ, neon signs, preserved butterflies and the world’s largest pencil and you have one of the world’s most eclectic collections. “It’s hard to describe. It’s really just an evolving sculpture in itself,” says Rick Erwin, the museum’s director. “It’s part playground, part artist pavilion.” The museum, which saw 710,000 visitors last year, is a lasting tribute to the imagination of its late founder, Bob Cassilly, an artist who purchased the shoe warehouse in 1993. In, 1995, Cassilly started construction and two years later City Museum opened. His vision for City Museum is credited by many with helping to bring people back to the downtown neighborhood where the museum is located. Once filled with vacant industrial buildings, the area is now dotted with trendy restaurants, clubs and apartments. The museum’s warehouse also houses artist studios, luxury lofts, a catering business and a company that sells fake flowers and Christmas trees. Cassilly died in an accident in September while working on a new project, converting an old cement plant into an amusement park just outside St. Louis. There was never a plan for how to assemble City Museum. Parts just came together. A school bus was placed on the roof. An old aircraft was acquired. A large collection of bee hives, bugs and stuffed birds made it into the museum after a building maintenance worked let it be known he had been collecting them since he was 13. Today, the eclectic mix of art and artifacts continues to grow with a statue from a Bob’s Big Boy restaurant, a sign never quite explained announcing “the dark side of the corn dog” and a skateless skateboard park where visitors can play (but not skate) on the ramps and half-pipes. Rag-doll making classes are offered near a woman who advertises her


Trisha Hoss of Seattle climbs to the second story rather than using the stairs at City Museum in St. Louis. The City Museum is an ever-evolving art project set in an old converted shoe warehouse. services as “Story teller and snowflake lady. NOT a Fortune-teller!” An arts and crafts area and floor-to-ceiling chalkboard ensure that this is a hand-on experience for all. “If you’re staring at a statue, there’s a feeling there. But once you climb on that statue and you become a part of that statue it’s a whole different feeling,” Erwin says. During the day, children run through the halls, fly down slides, crawl on catwalks, press their face against the glass of an onsite aquarium and snake their way through caves. One boy recently shouted toward his dad with gleeful enthusiasm: “I’m Children climb a rope, one of the rooftop attractions at City Museum in St. Louis.

The entrance to City Museum in St. Louis.

IF YOU GO … • CITY MUSEUM: 701 N. 15th St., St. Louis; or 314-231-2489. Admission, $12. Children 2 and under, free. Roof access is an additional $5; the aquarium an extra $6. Scott Mayerowitz can be reached at http://twitter. com/GlobeTrotScott

going to go explore that tunnel. If it leads somewhere cool, I’ll come back and get you.” A few moments later, he came back saying: “It goes pretty far, let’s go explore!” At night the museum takes on a new life. On weekends, lights are turned off, flashlights are handed out and guests are left to explore until 1 a.m. in near darkness. If that’s too spooky, visitors can head up to the roof and sip $7 mojitos. There really isn’t a theme or any type of order to the museum. The philosophy, Erwin explains, is more “organized chaos, play it by ear and see what happens.” For example, the museum was offered a donation of lawn mower tires. “We didn’t want those tires, but we wanted to keep them out of the landfill,” Erwin says. So, the tires were used to build a new wall. That’s fitting for a museum with no dead ends. Every hallway loops around to something else in an effort not to kill the curiosity and momentum of guests. “People get mad at us all the time for not having a map,” Erwin says. “We just want you to explore.”


Wolf Creek first to open

last year on Oct. 24, with Arapahoe Basin starting its season a day later. In Nevada, a ski resort PAGOSA SPRINGS, about an hour from downColo. — Usually it’s town Las Vegas also Arapahoe Basin and reported opening Saturday. Loveland ski areas vying to be the first Colorado ski Officials at the Las Vegas areas to open for the sea- Ski & Snowboard Resort say they opened the slope son. This year, the state’s winner is: Wolf Creek Ski with nine inches of natural snow and four inches of Area. artificial snow. But the The ski area in southNevada resort then closed ern Colorado opened after the weekend until Saturday after recently Nov. 25, while Wolf Creek’s getting three feet of new website said it was open snow. Monday and expects to Loveland was the first operate next weekend as Colorado resort to open

well, with additional days Choice Awards in New planned as the season con- York with Charleston tinues. native and comedian Stephen Colbert awarding the honor to local tourism Charleston top officials. destination Colbert said Charleston is the most beautiful city CHARLESTON, S.C. he has ever seen and (AP) — Charleston has recalled that as a child, he been honored as the top earned pocket change by American travel destinapointing out to visitors the tion by the readers of house in Charleston where Conde Nast Traveler Rhett Butler grew up. Magazine. Charleston has been on Charleston was No. 2 the magazine’s Top 10 list on the list last year. The award was present- since 1993. San Francisco was seced Monday evening at the magazine’s Reader’s ond on this year’s list fol-

The lantern-led tours last 90 minutes covering the mansion, garden, cabin and cemetery area. Topics to be discussed include eerie events at the Battle of New Orleans, Hermitage leads Tennessee’s Bell Witch and others. spooky tours According to a news NASHVILLE, Tenn. — release from The The Hermitage in Hermitage, there have Nashville, home of been reports of paranorPresident Andrew Jackson, mal activity at the estate will have its annual throughout the years. haunted after-hours tours The Hermitage is a most nights except 1,120-acre National Saturday through Halloween. Historic Landmark.

lowed by Santa Fe, N.M., Chicago and Honolulu. New York was next followed by Savannah, Ga., Carmel, Calif., Seattle and Boston.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011


Atkins reunites with mother Country singer is spokesman for National Council on Adoption NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When people become famous, long-lost relatives often come out of the woodwork. That became a particular problem for country singer Rodney Atkins who released his fourth album, “Take A Back Road,” last week when he became the spokesman for the National Council for Adoption in 2008. People were coming up to him with bags of hair wanting DNA tests, and he couldn’t easily determine who his relatives were. Atkins was adopted as an infant and didn’t have any contact with his birth family. “I needed to close that door,” said Atkins, 42, in a recent interview. So in August of 2008, Atkins went through the proper channels and reunited with his birth mother in Nashville. “It hit me at that moment, walking in that room, getting to know her,” Atkins said. “She’s a wonderful, beautiful lady. I realized that the reason I needed to do that did not have anything to do with my parents. I’m glad I did that really, really, really for her. She’s been carrying that around, wondering what happened, and I could tell it was such a relief.” His birth mother got pregnant at 19 after what Atkins described as a traumatic first date. She hid the pregnancy from her family, and ultimately chose to give Atkins up for adoption instead of having an abortion. For privacy reasons, Atkins did not want to reveal her identity. “I just wanted to tell her thank you, because she had some other alternatives to end that situation,” said Atkins, pausing. “I might not be here. So you don’t want to take it for granted. … She kept saying, ‘I’m sorry.’ I kept saying, ‘Thank you.’” His birth mother went on to get married and have another son of her own. Her son revealed to Atkins that every year around springtime, his mom’s mood would


Rodney Atkins, shown performing in Fort Loramie during the 2008 Country Concert, was reunited with his birth mother in Nashville that same year.

change, and he never understood why until now. Atkins’ birthday is in March. His adoptive parents, Allan and Margaret Atkins, have been completely supportive of the reunion. They even traveled down to meet Atkins’ birth mother and brought some memories with them. “My mom put together pictures from the time I was an infant to a few years ago to catch her up and let her see what my life was like,” said Atkins. Atkins reveals a lot about his idyllic upbringing in rural East Tennessee on his new album, “Take A Back Road.” The title track recently spent multiple weeks at No. 1 on the country charts and talks about taking the long way home to escape the stress of mod-

ern life. Other songs, including “He’s Mine” and “Growing Up Like That” reflect his role as a father and the hard-working, family values he hopes to pass on to 10year-old son Elijah. Atkins sings about the people who have meant the most to him in his song, “Lifelines.” “If I spent the rest of my life getting even with the people that had helped me out, I would never settle the score,” said Atkins. He now includes his birth mother in that group. Atkins said it took a lot of courage for his birth mother to go through life with this secret, and even more courage to reveal it to her family. Before her own mother died recently, she was able to introduce Atkins to his grandmother.

“She had to tell her after all these years, ‘You have another grandson that I never told you about.’ I can’t imagine what she’s been carrying,” he said. About eight months after the reunion, Atkins received a birthday package in the mail from his birth mother. She had learned that Atkins had played baseball as a kid and idolized Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey. The package contained Garvey’s MVP card, a baseball and a Dodgers jersey, all personally autographed by Garvey. Atkins was stunned. He called his birth mom and thanked her profusely, saying she did not have to do this. “She told me, ‘You have to understand, Rodney, to me this is your first birthday.’”


‘The Big Year’ never truly takes flight BY CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Film Critic You’d have to really love birding as much as the guys here do to enjoy the strained buddy comedy “The Big Year” to its fullest potential. Except for some lovely scenery and a few lively interactions between the three stars Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black “The Big Year” feels like the long, cross-country schlep that it is. And in the pursuit of what? The title of spotting the most bird species in North America over the course of a calendar year, something extremely specific that will probably only interest a few people in the audience. Yes, of course, the journey is the destination and whatnot. And The Big Year competition itself is merely a device, an allegory for the desire these three men have to prove their worth at this particular moment in their lives. If that weren’t obvious to us already, the voiceoverheavy script spells out everything these people are thinking or regretting or learning from this magical experience. David Frankel’s film, based on the non-fiction book by Mark Obmascik, begins in lively fashion in introducing its characters and establishing its premise, as you might expect from the director of “The Devil Wears Prada.” (Frankel also previously directed Wilson in “Marley & Me.”) But it quickly grows repetitive as Martin


In this image released by Twentieth Century Fox, Jack Black, left, and Steve Martin are shown in a scene from “The Big Year.” (as retiring corporate CEO Stu Preissler), Wilson (as the cutthroat reigning champ, Kenny Bostick) and Black (as divorced, cubicle-dwelling newbie Brad Harris) go to extremes chase each other around and race against the clock. It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad bird. Along the way, Stu and Brad form an easy friendship, despite coming from opposite ends of the success spectrum. Watching these two extremely different comic actors team up and play off each other provides one of the few natural joys in a film that too often relies on heartwarming schmaltz. Sharing screen time with the various geese and eagles and owls is a ridiculously strong cast of supporting actors, most of

whom don’t get enough to do. They include Brian Dennehy, Dianne Weist, Joel McHale and Kevin Pollak; even the brief narration at the start, explaining the history of The Big Year, comes from John Cleese. JoBeth Williams enjoys a few deadpan zingers as Stu’s inordinately understanding wife, while Rosamund Pike provides some substance to what could have been a naggy, one-note role as Kenny’s wife, who longs to have a baby and is increasingly frustrated with his absence and obsession. Anjelica Huston, meanwhile, has some amusing moments as a no-nonsense birding tour guide in Oregon (just the sight of her in braided pigtails, suspenders and a plaid shirt is good for an initial

laugh). Ultimately, though, the who-cares? factor in watching men chase birds is just too insurmountable. “The Big Year” flaps its wings awfully hard but never truly takes flight. “The Big Year,” a Fox 2000 release, is rated PG for language and some sensuality. Running time: 99 minutes. Two stars out of four. 2227001


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DATES TO REMEMBER • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main • DivorceCare seminar and supSt., Troy, use back door. port group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring at Piqua Assembly of God Church, Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal 8440 King Arthur Drive, Piqua. Child Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. care provided through the sixth• Sanctuary, for women who have grade. been affected by sexual abuse, loca• COSA, an anonymous 12-step tion not made public. Must currently recovery program for friends and fam- be in therapy. For more information, ily members whose lives have been call Amy Johns at 667-1069, Ext. 430 affected by another person’s compul• Miami Valley Women’s Center, sive sexual behavior, will meet in the 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber evening in Tipp City. For more inforHeights, offers free pregnancy testmation, call 463-2001. ing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will more information, call 236-2273. meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter • Pilates for Beginners, 8:30-9:30 Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The dis- Main St., Tipp City. For more informacussion meeting is open. tion, call Tipp-Monroe Community • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at 7 Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at p.m. for open discussion in the 12 669-2441. Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal • NAMI, a support group for family Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. members who have a family member • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., who is mentally ill, will meet from 7Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8:30 p.m. the third Monday at the corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Stouder Center, Suite 4000, Troy. Call Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. 335-3365 or 339-5393 for more infor• AA, Living Sober meeting, open mation. to all who have an interest in a sober • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Westminster p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road and Caldwell streets, Piqua. 25-A, one mile south of the main • Narcotics Anonymous, Winner’s campus. Group, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity • Al-Anon, “The Language of Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Letting Go, Women’s Al-Anon,” will be Troy. Open discussion . at 6:45 p.m. at the Presbyterian • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison Church, Franklin and Walnut streets, Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Troy. Women dealing with an addicChurch, 202 W. Fourth St., third floor, tion issue of any kind in a friend or Greenville. family member are invited. • Narcotics Anonymous, Never Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First TUESDAY Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., Sidney • Deep water aerobics will be • Teen Talk, where teens share offered from 9-10 a.m. or 6-7 p.m. at their everyday issues through communication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. For more information, call Troy View Church of God, 1879 Carmen Pagano at (469) 667-3059 or Staunton Road, Troy. • Singles Night at The Avenue will 335-2715. • Hospice of Miami County be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main “Growing Through Grief” meetings Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg are at 11 a.m. on the first, third and Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, Troy. Each week, cards, noncompeti- fifth Tuesdays of each month, and 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays tive volleyball, free line dances and and are designed to provide a safe free ballroom dance lessons. Child and supportive environment for the care for children birth through fifth expression of thoughts and feelings grade is offered from 5:45-7:45 p.m. each night in the Main Campus build- associated with the grief process. All sessions are available to the commuing. For more information, call 667nity and at the Hospice Generations 1069, Ext. 21. of Life Center, 550 Summit Ave., sec• A Spin-In group, practicing the ond floor, Troy, with light refreshments art of making yarn on a spinning provided. No reservations are wheel, meets from 2-4 p.m. on the required. For more information, call third Sunday at Tippecanoe Weaver Susan Cottrell at Hospice of Miami and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp County, 335-5191. City. All knitters are invited to attend. • A daytime grief support group For more information, call 667-5358. meets on the first, third and fifth Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the MONDAY Generations of Life Center,, second floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The sup• Christian 12 step meetings, port group is open to any grieving “Walking in Freedom,” are offered at 7 adults in the greater Miami County p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 area and there is no participation fee. Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. Sessions are facilitated by trained • Shallow water aerobics will be bereavement staff. Call 573-2100 for offered from 8-9 a.m. or 11 a.m. to details or visit the website at noon at the Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. For more • A children’s support group for information, call Carmen Pagano at any grieving children ages 6-11 years (469) 667-3059 or 335-3059. in the greater Miami County area will • AA, Big Book discussion meetmeet from 6-7:30 p.m. on the first and ing will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity third Tuesday evenings at the Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Generations of Life Center, second Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. The floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. There is discussion is open to the public. no participation fee. Sessions are • AA, Green & Growing will meet facilitated by trained bereavement at 8 p.m. The closed discussion meet- staff and volunteers. Crafts, sharing ing (attendees must have a desire to time and other grief support activities stop drinking) will be at Troy View are preceded by a light meal. Church of God, 1879 Old Staunton • The Concord Township Trustees Road, Troy. will meet at 10 a.m. on the first and • AA, There Is A Solution Group third Tuesday at the township buildwill meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg ing, 2678 W. State Route 718. United Methodist Church, County • The Blue Star Mothers of Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The disAmerica meet from 7-9 p.m. the third cussion group is closed (participants Tuesday at the Miami County Red must have a desire to stop drinking). Cross, 1314 Barnhart Road, Troy. • AA, West Milton open discusMeetings are open to any mother of a sion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd member of the military, guard or Lutheran Church, rear entrance, 1209 reserve or mothers of veterans. For S. Miami St. Non-smoking, handicap more information, e-mail at accessible. or • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will by call (937) 307-9219. meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room • A support group for people at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. affected by breast cancer meets on Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion the third Tuesday of each month. meeting is open. A beginner’s meetSponsored by the UVMC Cancer ing begins at 7:30 p.m. Care Center, the group’s mission is to • Alternatives: Anger/Rage Control empower women to cope with the Group for adult males, 7-9 p.m., day-to-day realities of cancer before, Miami County Shelter, 16 E. Franklin during and after treatment. The supSt., Troy. Issues addressed are physi- port group meets at the Farmhouse, cal, verbal and emotional violence located on the UVMC/Upper Valley toward family members and other Medical Center campus, 3130 N. persons, how to express feelings, Dixie Highway, Troy. Social time how to communicate instead of con- begins at 6:30 p.m., the meeting, 7fronting and how to act nonviolently 8:15 p.m. Contact Chris Watercutter with stress and anger issues. at 440-4638 or 492-1033, or Robin • Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, Supinger at 440-4820 for more infor6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. mation. Other days and times available. For • The Miami Shelby Chapter of the more information, call 339-2699. Barbershop Harmony Society will • TOPS (Take Off Pounds meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene Street Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran United Methodist Church, 415 W. Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. Greene St., Piqua. All men interested New members welcome. For more in singing are welcome and visitors information, call 667-6436. always are welcome. For more infor• Troy Noon Optimist Club will mation, call 778-1586 or visit the meet at noon at the Tin Roof restau- group’s Web site at www.melodymenrant. Guests welcome. For more infor- mation, call 440-9607. • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at Richards • Weight Watchers, Westminster Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., Troy. Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 Video/small group class designed to and meeting at 5:30 p.m. help separated or divorced people. • Parenting Education Groups will For more information, call 335-8814. meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 p.m., Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Dettmer’s Daniel Dining Room. Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and age• AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 appropriate ways to parent children. p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, Call 339-6761 for more information. 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come There is no charge for this program.


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

Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Use the alley entrance, upstairs. • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Men’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • A Domestic Violence Support Group for Women will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16. E. Franklin St., Troy. Support for battered women who want to break free from partner violence is offered. There is no charge for the program. For more information, call 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Children’s Creative Play Group will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. School-age children will learn appropriate social interactions and free expression through unique play therapy. There is no charge for this program. More information is available by calling 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Spirit of Recovery, Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Weight Watchers, Suite 2600, Stouder Center, Troy, at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 9100 N. Main St., State Route 48, between Meijer and Samaritan North. For other meetings or information, call 252-6766 or (800) 589-6262, or visit the Web site at • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. WEDNESDAY • A Pilates Beginners group matwork class will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. • Shallow water aerobics will be at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For offered from 8-9 a.m. or 11 a.m. to more information, call Tipp-Monroe noon at the Lincoln Community Community Services at 667-8631 or Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. For more Celeste at 669-2441. information, call Carmen Pagano at • Safe People, 7-8:30 p.m., (469) 667-3059 or 335-3059. Ginghamsburg Church, SC/DC 104. • Skyview Wesleyan Church, 6995 Find guidance for making safe choicPeters Road, Tipp City, will offer a in relationships, from friendships to es free dinner at 6:15 p.m. Bible study co-workers, family or romance. Learn will begin at 7 p.m. to identify nurturing people as well as • The “Sit and Knit” group meets who should be avoided. Call those from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tippecanoe Roberta Bogle at 667-4678 for more Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd information. St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to • The Temple of Praise Ministries attend. For more information, call will serve hot lunches from noon to 2 667-5358. p.m. on the first and third Wednesday • Grandma’s Kitchen, a homecooked meal prepared by volunteers, at 235 S. Third St., Tipp City. • A free employment networking is offered every Wednesday from 5group will be offered from 8-9 a.m. 6:30 p.m. in the activity center of each Wednesday at Job and Family Hoffman United Methodist Church, Services, 2040 N. County Road 25-A, 201 S. Main St., West Milton, one Troy. The group will offer tools to tap block west of State Route 48. The meal, which includes a main course, into unadvertised jobs, assistance to improve personal presentation skills salad, dessert and drink, is $6 per and resume writing. For more inforperson, or $3 for a children’s meal. mation, call Steven Kiefer at 570The meal is not provided on the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or 2688 or Justin Sommer at 440-3465. New Year’s. THURSDAY • An Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet from 4-5:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month • Deep water aerobics will be at Hospice of Miami County, 530 offered from 9-10 a.m. or 6-7 p.m. at Wayne St., Troy. The group is for any- Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash one dealing with dementia of a loved St., Troy. For more information, call one. For more information, call Darla Carmen Pagano at (469) 667-3059 York at 335-3651. or 335-2715. • The Dayton Area ALS • The Generations of Life Center (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Lou of Hospice of Miami County will offer Gehrig’s Disease) Support Group will a 6 O’Clock Supper at local restaumeet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the rants on the third Thursday of each third Wednesday at the West month at 6 p.m. The locations vary, Charleston Church of the Brethren, so those interested parties can call 7390 State Route 202 (3 miles north the office at 573-2100 for details. of I-70). Bring a brown bag lunch. This is a social event for grieving Beverages will be provided. For more adults who do not wish to dine out information, call (866) 273-2572. alone. Attendees order from the • The Kiwanis Club will meet at menu. noon at the Troy Country Club, 1830 • Parents are invited to attend the Peters Road, Troy. Non-members of Corinn’s Way Inc. parent support Kiwanis are invited to come meet group from 7-8:30 p.m. each friends and have lunch. For more Thursday. The meetings are open information, contact Bobby Phillips, discussion. vice president, at 335-6989. • Tipp City Seniors, meet at noon; • Retirees of the Local 128 UAW bring a covered dish for lunch; prowill meet the third Wednesday at grams are held one or two times a 11:30 a.m. for a hot lunch and short month. For more information, call meeting at the Troy Senior Citizens 667-8865. Center, 134 N. Market St., Troy. • Best is Yet to Come open AA • The Troy American Legion Post meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal No. 43 euchre parties will begin at Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. 7:30 p.m. For more information, call • Weight Watchers, Suite 2600, 339-1564. Stouder Center, Troy, at 6:30 p.m. • AA, Pioneer Group open discus- For more information, call (800) 374sion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Enter 9191. down the basement steps on the • AA, Tri-City Group meeting will north side of The United Church Of take place 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the cafeChrist on North Pearl Street in teria of the former Dettmer Hospital. Covington. The group also meets at The lead meeting is open. For more 8:30 p.m. Monday night and is wheel- information, call 335-9079. chair accessible. • AA, Spirituality Group will meet • AA, Serenity Island Group will at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster Church, Troy. The discussion is open. Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash • Recovery International, a selfand Caldwell streets, Piqua. The dis- help group for adults of any age sufcussion is open. fering from panic, anxiety, depres• AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 p.m. sion or other nervous or mental disfor closed discussion, Step and orders, will meet every Thursday Tradition meeting, in the 12 Step from 6-7:45 p.m. at the Troy-Miami Room, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. County Public Library, 419 W. Main Dorset Road, Troy. St., Troy. The organization is not • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., meant to replace the advice of physi-

cians, but can be a useful tool in developing good mental health through will training. There is no charge to attend, but free will donations are taken. For more information, call 473-3650 or visit the group’s Web site at • Health Partners Free Clinic will offer a free clinic on Thursday night at the clinic, 1300 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Registration will be from 5:30-7 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The clinic does not accept medical emergencies, but can refer patients to other doctors and can prescribe medication. Call 332-0894 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, NAIOU, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Preschool story hours will be from 10-11 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. • Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Tipp City. For more information, call 552-7082.

FRIDAY • Shallow water aerobics will be offered from 8-9 a.m. or 11 a.m. to noon at the Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. For more information, call Carmen Pagano at (469) 667-3059 or 335-3059. • A “Late Night Knit” meeting will be from 7-10 p.m. on the first and third Friday at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358. • The Tri-County Suicide Prevention Coalition will meet at 9 a.m. the second Friday in the conference room of the Tri-County Board of Recovery & Mental Health, Stouder Center, 1100 Wayne St., Troy. Use the west entrance to the fourth floor. • AA, Troy Friday Morning Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m. in the Salvation Army, 129 South Wayne St., Piqua. Use parking lot entrance, held in gym. • Narcotics Anonymous, Clean and Free, 8 p.m., Dettmer Hospital, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Open discussion. Fellowship from 78 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 9-10 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 6678631 or Celeste at 667-2441. • Weight Watchers, Suite 2600, Stouder Center, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 3749191. • A singles dance is offered every Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Christopher Club, Dixie Highway, Kettering, sponsored by Group Interaction. The dance is $6. For more information, call 640-3015 or visit • Christian Worship Center, 3537 S. Elm Tree Road, Christiansburg, hosts a Friday Night Bluegrass Jam beginning at 7 p.m. each Friday. Homemade meals are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants may bring instruments and join in. A small donation is requested at the door. For more information or directions, call 857-9090 or 631-2624.

SATURDAY • The Miami County Farmers Market will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. behind Friendly’s restaurant through October. • Recovery Too Al-Anon meetings are offered at 8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Church, main campus, Room 117, S. County Road 25A, Tipp City. • AA, Men’s Meeting will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new First Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Road and State Route 41. The meeting is closed (members must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, Troy Winners Group will meet at 8:30 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy for discussion. The meeting is open. • AA, Troy Beginners Group meets at 7 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. This is an open discussion meeting. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, meeting at 9 a.m., weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. • Pilates for Beginners (Introduction), 9:15-10:15 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Narcotics Anonymous, Saturday Night Live, 8 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St., Sidney. • Relapse Prevention Group, 5:306:45 p.m. at The Avenue, Room 504, at Ginghamsburg Main Campus, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • The Next Step, a worship celebration for people on the road to recovery, 7 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Main Campus Sanctuary, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • Yoga classes will be offered from 10-11 a.m. at the First United Church of Christ, Troy. The public is invited.



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In this book cover image released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, “The Marriage Plot,” by Jeffrey Eugenides, is shown.

‘Marriage Plot’ a lighter turn for Eugenides BY PATRICK CONDON AP Book Reviewer “The Marriage Plot” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Jeffrey Eugenides: Madeleine Hanna is a college senior at the beginning of Jeffrey Eugenides’ lively novel, “The Marriage Plot,” a starry-eyed English major who just spent four years devouring British novels about the romantic tribulations of upper-class young women and their striving suitors. As college winds down and Madeleine heads uncertainly for adulthood, she finds herself mired in a love triangle that might have been pulled straight from one of her beloved books. Two men vie for her affection, both flawed but also with plenty to offer. “The Marriage Plot” is both a love story and a novel about love stories: The term itself, academic in origin, refers to mostly 18th- and 19th-century novels that concerned often difficult courtships between young women and their romantic pursuers. They usually ended with a marriage. Eugenides uses early chapters to establish that heady duality, but then the novel’s later sections largely abandon the brainy approach in favor of a deep focus on about a year in the life of his three main characters. In that turn toward traditional storytelling, “The Marriage Plot” is an appealing yarn that may nonetheless leave fans missing the more expansive nature of the author’s earlier novels. Eugenides is in the handful of decidedly literary novelists to enjoy true popular success. Sofia Coppola made a wellreceived film of his 1993 novel, “The Virgin Suicides,” and he won a Pulitzer Prize for his 2002 novel, “Middlesex,” which also earned the coveted Oprah Winfrey endorsement. Where “The Virgin Suicides” was intimate and spooky, “Middlesex” was bold and far-reaching as it tied the scope of a historical epic to the fraught tale of an intersex man’s coming of age. But the books shared a mythical quality that “The Marriage Plot,” for all its enjoyments, does not summon. By shifting toward realism, Eugenides puts the spotlight more directly on the motives and decisions of Madeleine along with the two men in her life,

Leonard Bankhead and Mitchell Grammaticus. Sentimental and impulsive, Madeleine hails from a loving family of fading WASP nobility and falls easily under the spell of books and ideas. She meets Leonard in a senior-year class on semiotics, drawn to the brilliant biology major’s gruff plain-spokenness amid the pretentiousness of her fellow English majors. Embarking on a whirlwind romance with Leonard, Madeleine is thrilled to be swept up in the kind of turbulent courtship she’s mostly only read about. But Leonard, like so many of literature’s mysterious male love interests, has a dark secret that only slowly reveals itself: Since high school, he’s struggled with bipolar symptoms, swinging between increasingly frequent bouts of crippling depression interspersed with outbreaks of dangerously manic behavior. Mitchell, friends with Madeleine since their freshman year, watches angrily as she seems to fall under Leonard’s sway. Mitchell and Madeleine’s friendship has been marked by missed opportunities and unrequited love, and he is convinced that they are meant to be together even as she grows more frustrated by his prickly, sarcastic nature. As Leonard and Madeleine make post-college plans together, religious studies major Mitchell travels across Europe and Asia on what turns into a quasi-spiritual quest as he struggles to forget Madeleine. Leonard’s searching, at times painful, is a refreshingly rare treatment of religion in a mainstream novel, and it’s not surprising to learn as Eugenides revealed recently in a Newsweek interview that the Mitchell character was in large part autobiographical. Eugenides steers effortlessly through the intertwining tales of his three protagonists, shifting seamlessly among their three viewpoints and overlapping their stories in a way that’s easy to follow and never labored. His prose is smooth but never flashy, and his eye for the telling detail or gesture is keen. Slowly but confidently he fleshes out his characters, and as they slowly accrue weight and realism, readers will feel increasingly opinionated about the choices they make.

ACROSS 1. Lame 5. Overwhelm 10. Tribal emblem 15. Branch 19. Roman god 20. Discernment 21. Teacher of Stradivari 22. Amerindian tribe 23. Concert pianist 25. Expert on whales 27. Awards 28. Arrange in rows: var. 30. Cancels 31. Loupe 32. Some shoes 33. Young oyster 34. Judges 37. Floating device 38. Time of pre-history: 2 wds. 42. Act 43. Coin collector 46. A state: abbr. 47. Pen points 48. Howled 49. Big, in a way 50. Old Greek porch 51. Santa — 52. Encrusted 53. Company of lions 54. Sap-sucking creature 55. Docent 57. Toad-like 58. Marched 59. Prepared apples 60. Scheherazade’s offerings 61. Elan — 62. Like some salmon 64. Like a superhero 65. Of swimming 68. Lambasted 69. Old Celtic priest 70. Grinder 71. Oakland A’s pitcher — Gonzalez 72. Cognate 73. Signified 74. Kitchen knife 75. Settle

76. Matter, in law 77. Certain painter 79. Body-armor piece 80. Alienate 82. Big cat’s thatch 83. Horizontal beam 84. Soon 85. Kicks 87. Homophone for seize 88. Fate 91. From head — — 92. Coruscates 96. Philosopher of being 98. Gem cutter 100. Deck items 101. Amah 102. Fill with gladness 103. “— — boy!” 104. Specify 105. Arab chieftain 106. Trained, in a way 107. Adolescent DOWN 1. Stag 2. Part of CSA: abbr. 3. In — parentis 4. Three of a kind 5. Spots 6. Cambria, presently 7. Final-sale words 8. Green or Rocky: abbr. 9. Like a flower part 10. Implied 11. Portents 12. London gallery 13. WWII acronym 14. Distance marker 15. Papal emissary 16. Blue flag 17. — -en-scene 18. Bookie’s specialty 24. And voila! 26. Praying figure 29. Places 32. Ranted and raved 33. Islet anagram 34. Nephritic

35. Organic compound 36. Dealer in panatelas 37. Vendee 38. Contemplate 39. Book editor 40. Earth’s surface 41. Sidestep 43. Leafless 44. Spoiled 45. Underground passages 48. Made public 50. Jack in a rhyme 52. Preserved 53. Grew wan 54. Essential oil 56. Merely for show 57. Red deer 58. Plucked instrument 60. Put-down 61. Gentleman’s gentleman 62. Spook 63. Brands 64. Wetlands bird 65. Scandinavian 66. Salon preparation 67. Bumpkin 69. Condescend 70. Mammoth pipes 73. Quality of tiresome speech 74. Thrombocyte 75. Vedic language 77. Dashboard 78. K-P link 79. Glittering headband 81. Having branches 83. Kind of gas 85. — comitatus 86. Sheer 87. Malevolence 88. Riddle in Zen 89. Quechua 90. Check 91. Tricycle part 92. Inbox clogger 93. Less sugar, less fat 94. — quam videri 95. Getz or Laurel 97. Xanthan 99. — — carte

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Autumn • Continued from B1 said Swanson, especially for those taking photographs. Oexmann agrees, and said anytime someone can get out to visit the sea of colors at their disposal in the county, they should. She said Brukner’s trails are open to the public from sunrise to sunset every day of the year. “You can find solitude in the more distant and challenging trails at anytime of the day,” she said. “The cooler temperatures, shortened daylight hours and the need to fatten up for the winter almost guarantees wildlife sitings no matter the time of day.” Swanson also recommends areas with water as great places to view fall color. “As far as the parks, I would recommend people look for areas along waterways,” he said. Oexmann said the awe of autumn begins with your arrival at Brukner. “You don’t even have to make it into the actual center before the glory of fall is unleashed at Brukner Nature Center,” Oexmann said of the golden hue of maples and hickories. “The entrance alone is one of the best views around for seeing fall color at its best. But, once you’re in, Oexmann suggests a hike down one of her favorite trails in the more than 6


Brukner Nature Center District at this time of the year is Stillwater Prairie Reserve. “It’s a favorite partially because it’s along the river. And, it’s a pretty clean area with not too many invasive plants,” Swanson said. “It’s a beautiful collection of the maples and hickories. There’s just a lot of variety in the color.” The newest section of the Stillwater property, Maple Ridge, also is quite scenic, according to Swanson. “The property is very unique with its rolling terrain and it’s just such a beautiful property with matures trees,” he said. The Miami County Park District also recently set up its maple sugar house on the Maple Ridge grounds and staff will be


Stillwater River learn more about trees and miles available. their leaves. “My favorites are the “Our trails are wonderHickory Ridge and Pioneer ful. Quiet, soft, mulch trails, which take you trails inviting solitary through deciduous forest,” exploration or family fun,” Oexmann said of Brukner. Oexmann said. “They are “The color is just beautiful all color-coded and wellthis year. The rain at the marked, ensuring that end of the season really helped out with the colors.” even the most directionally challenged won’t get lost!” However, a tree-identiSwanson said one of his fied trail at the nature cenfavorite parks within the ter is Pinelands Loop, Miami County Park which will help hikers

Why do leaves change color? Decreased amounts of sunlight in the fall trigger a chemical change in the leaves of hickory, birch and beech trees which causes them to turn various shades of yellow, brown, and orange. These colors, called carotenoids, are present in the leaves all year long, but are hidden by green chlorophylls during the spring and summer. Additional shades of red

and purple, called anthocyanin pigment, develop in late summer in the sap cells of tree leaves that are rich in sugar, including maples, oaks, sweetgums and dogwoods. In woodlands, where there are trees rich in carotenoids and anthocyanins, the combination of fiery reds, golds, and bronzes can light up a vista, creating the typical

tapping the giant sugar maple trees and making maple sugar this winter. Greenville Falls Preserve, along Rangeline Road, also is a special place this time of year, he said. “That’s another beautiful one right now,” Swanson said. “You can see some of the historic artifacts on the property and the fall color reflecting in the Greenville Creek is gorgeous.” Swanson said most everyone also is just a short drive, bike ride or walk away from one of the park district’s properties, making it easier to get to for an evening trip. Lostcreek Reserve also is a fall favorite in the county — especially for family and high school senior photos. “It’s a little bit different

because it’s a farm setting,” Swanson said. “It offers a mature woods and a little bit of a walk by the creek. Within the next week, you might even get to see some harvesting. It’s a picturesque farm setting.” And, you can’t forget Charleston Falls, said Swanson, who said the park district primarily allows the natural processes to occur from one season to another without interfering. “Everybody knows of it because of the beautiful falls, and easy access for the south side of the county,” he said. Bikeways connected with the parks now make it easier than ever to commune with nature, according to Swanson. He suggests a ride at Twin Arch Reserve off County Road 25-A, outside of Troy, or an access point that connects the Piqua Loop to Farrington Reserve off Peterson Road — a brand new property that just opened several weeks ago. “There is so much bikeway now. Any stretch of bikeway that travels along the corridor of the Great Miami River, that is really nice,” he said. “Right along a waterway, you get the best of both worlds.” Oexmann seems to sum it all up properly. “We have so many wonderful natural areas in Miami County — come enjoy them.”


autumn landscape so familiar to Ohioans. With more than 100 species of trees in the state, it is no wonder Ohio’s Fall Color season is so spectacular. What makes the leaves fall from the trees? As fall approaches, the sap starts to thicken and slows its flow. This protects the tree from freezing over the winter. When this occurs, thickened sap clogs

the leaf veins. The leaves then become saturated with sugar created by the chlorophyll. During this process the union between the branch and leaf seals off and the weight of the leaf, in combination with wind and rainstorms, eventually causing it to fall. — Information provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources


201M1iami County Holiday Cook-Off Showcase your favorite recipes in our 2011 Miami County Holiday Cookbook and have the chance to be a category finalist in our recipe cook-off on Saturday, December 3rd. The cookbook recipe cook-off will be held at 10 a.m. December 3 at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua. Recipe finalists in each category to be included in the contest will be chosen by a panel of judges and notified by phone after the recipe deadline.



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TROY — Thomas Reynolds and Monique Quillen of Troy announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Reynolds, to Dustin Wilker of Versailles, the son of Kathleen Wilker. The bride-elect graduated in 2007 from Miami East High School and received an associate’s degree in diagnostic medical sonography from Kettering College of Medical Arts in 2010. She is an ultrasound technologist. The prospective bridegroom is a 2004 graduate of Versailles High School and received a master’s degree in middle child-

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TAMPA, Fla. — The engagement of Kimberly Ann Torres and Brady Joel Liette is announced by their parents, Sam and Penny Torres and David and Cheryl Liette. The bride-elect is a student at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. She will graduate with a degree in journalism. Her fiance is a graduate of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla. He is a trainer for Cyprexx Services in Tampa, Fla.

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Davin First, 62, of 8045 Wildcat Road, Tipp City, to Anita Jill Overbay, 57, of 916 Garfield Ave., Troy. Jeffrey David Koon, 36, of 1039 Boone St., Piqua, to Annie Beth Neth, 30, of same address. William Keith Adkins Jr., 39, of 18 Friend St., Ludlow Falls, to Hollie Marie Roush, 30, of same address. Lance Albert Vonderhuevel, 35, of 404 Third St., Piqua, to Kristina Elaine Wyer, 27, of same address. Chuck Lee May, 40, of 408 Virginia Ave., Troy, to Nicole Denise Mitchell, 39, of same address. Theodore Stephen Rolf II, 27, of 531 Maplewood Drive, Troy, to Gretchen Claire Glodick, 29, of same address.

Bryan Matthew Lemons, 26, of 1864 Towne Park Drive 8B, Troy, to Chasity Rene Nickel, 23, of same address. Jonathan Ryan Neitzke, 30, of 2648 Shady Tree Drive, Troy, to Amanda Marie Cummins, 32, of same address. Benjamin Scott Hangen, 23, of 301 S. Main St., Laura, to Victoria Lynn Bush, 20, of same address. Matthew Lee Dye, 26, of 1751 Jillane Drive, Troy, to Lindsay Marie Pfahl, 25, of same address. Timothy James Owens, 25, of 313 Floral Ave., Troy, to Lindsey Michelle Comer, 23, of same address. Frankie Lynn Maniaci, 48, of 678 E. Miami-Shelby Road, Piqua, to Beth Ann Littleton, 37, of same address.

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Rates rise sharply WASHINGTON (AP) — The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage rose sharply this week after falling below 4 percent for the first time in history. Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year fixed loan rose to 4.12 percent. That’s up from 3.94 percent last week, the lowest rate ever according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. The average rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage, a popular refinancing option, increased to 3.37 percent from 3.26 percent, also a record. Super low rates haven’t been enough to lift the housing market, which has struggled in recent years with anemic sales and declining home prices. Rates have been below 5 percent for all but two weeks in the past year. Just five years ago they were closer to 6.5 percent. Yet sales of previously occupied homes this year are on track to be among the worst in 14 years. Sales of new homes are on pace to finish the year as the lowest on records dating back a halfcentury.

BY MARY CAROL GARRITY Scripps Howard News Service Here are some ideas for transforming your entry into a most welcoming space. If you have a larger entry area in your home, furnish it just as you would any other space, with killer furnishings, artwork, flooring and accents. For one setting, I placed a console table against the largest wall, then topped it with a huge mirror. This powerful display didn’t gobble up much floor space, keeping the entry hallway open for traffic. Instead of filling the console table with a lot of little accents, I placed one lovely but large urn on top of a riser and filled it with boughs of pine. The accents matched the scale of the furnishings perfectly and made a memorable statement. Similarly, in my home, I have a long, narrow console table against the wall by my staircase, which gives me a place to highlight accessories. I like to change out the display regularly, adding a few touches here and there for


If your entry area is more like a wide hallway filled with doors to front rooms, define the space by putting an area rug a few feet from the front door, then place a round center hall table on top of it. each new season. My foyer also has a nook by the front window, which I thought was the perfect spot for a comfy seating arrangement. Now it holds a table

and two winged-back chairs. If your entry area is more like a wide hallway filled with doors to the front rooms, leaving you no wall space against which to place furniture or

art, you can still define the space using furnishings. Put an area rug a few feet from the front door, then place a round center hall table on top of it. Dress up the table with a dramatic accent, like a large ginger jar or an olive-oil vessel holding foliage. One way to give your foyer jaw-dropping presence is to turn it into a mini art gallery. A perfect place to start is your stairwell. Art can be pricey, so start small. Tackle one little wall. Do a lovely patchwork of treasures out of a host of dissimilar pieces, from trays to a lovely plate to sketches. You could also start by placing just one nice piece in the center of the open wall space. Then, over time, add to your collection. Don’t leave any good walls unadorned. I like to feature artwork above the interior doorways in my foyer because it adds to the wow factor of the space. A set of bird prints, for example, looks fabulous tucked into the empty spot between the top of the door and the ceiling, and gives the room more grandeur.


Price cut, buyer credit can work wonders For instance, if your home has a market value of $450,000 and requires $30,000 of repair work, list it for $415,000. This gives the buyer a $5,000 incentive to take on the project. Buyers who There is always Dian Hymer purchased during the possibility that For the Miami Valley Sunday News the bubble marthe buyers’ inspecket often paid too tions will find much in competition for a home defects that weren’t revealed by that needed a lot of work, and then the sellers or in any pre-sale they did few or none of the repairs. reports they provided. But, at least In a rising market, buyers were there’s less chance that the deal willing to ignore defects and buy will fall apart. “as is” rather than miss out on A relatively small credit or rapid appreciation. price reduction will be easier to The opposite is the case today. deal with if the buyers are applyHome prices have declined an ing for a mortgage to complete the average of 30 percent nationally purchase. Lenders have limits on from the peak. Buyers usually how much they will allow a seller don’t overlook defects, even though to credit a buyer at closing. the house is still standing and the Check with your loan agent or defects have been there for years. mortgage broker about the amount Today, homes are well-inspectof the credit. The lender will probed. Defects are taken seriously. ably need an addendum to the purBuyers either ask the sellers to do chase price that says the sellers repair work, reduce the price, or are crediting the buyers a certain credit money to them at closing to amount toward their closing costs. help with renovations. One way to improve your sale Disclosing property defects is prospects and bypass any lender required in most states. The timconcerns about property condition ing of compliance with this is to have work done before you requirement is an issue with some put your home on the market. This sellers. requires time and money, so it’s Sellers don’t want the informa- not an option for all sellers. tion made available to buyers Items to consider repairing are before they make an offer for fear ones that might keep the sale from that the buyers won’t offer at all if closing on time. For instance, if they know the condition of the your front porch or back deck is property. This approach will back- rotted to the point of being a hazfire when the buyers receive the ard, the lender’s appraiser will information and the deal falls indicate this on the appraisal apart if no agreement is reached report. The lender will probably on who pays for what. require that the work be done HOUSE HUNTING TIP: A before closing. If you can’t line up better approach is to make known contractors to complete the work as much information as you can quickly, this could delay the closabout the property condition to the ing. buyers before they make an offer. To save money, some sellers If you want an “as is” sale, which hire unlicensed workers to repair means you don’t want to take care defects. There is potential liability of any of the recommended repairs, make sure your list price reflects the work that needs to be done. • See HYMER on C2

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COLUMBUS — Galbreath Realtors were recognized at the Ohio Association of Realtors annual business conference, held Sept. 11-14 in Columbus, for the real estate company’s use of QR codes in institutional advertising and marketing. Broker/owners David Galbreath and Wayne Snyder stated, “We are honored to receive the Award of Excellence recognizing us as a leader in the state of Ohio with our use of Quick Response or QR Codes. QR codes are very convenient for our sellers and buyers to help them shop, learn and buy.” A QR code is a type of barcode that consists of a block module in a square pattern that immediately links the user to contact information and Web pages. The QR code can be read with a smart phone, which gives the user

more information on Galbreath Realtors homes for sale. “We have incorporated the QR codes in our advertising and marketing campaigns,” Galbreath said. Galbreath Realtors was founded in 1955 with more than 20 realtors and staff and represents buyers and sellers throughout the Miami Valley in residential, commercial and land sales.

Realtors honored with sales award COLUMBUS — Laurie Johnson and Sandra Christy, both Miami County realtors with Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors, recently attended the four-day 101st annual convention of the Ohio Association of Realtors recently held at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus. While there, both were awarded the prestigious President’s Sales Club Award of Achievement.

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Q: I finally talked my husband into redecorating our bathroom. The white tile floor and fixtures are fairly new, so we’re not changing them. By keeping our white plumbing fixtures, we can paint the walls any color we want. Also, with the money saved, we would like to install some really nice bathroom accessories. Can you please suggest a few “hot accessories” that will be practical and look nice in our bathroom? — Jenni, New York state A: Here is my list of three trendy and practical bathroom accessories that can easily be added to any bathroom: 1. Decorative grab bars — Manufacturers have hit on a winning product by combining the safety aspects of commercial grab bars with the decorative styling of fancy plumbing fixtures. The result is a beautiful accessory that will make your bathtub safer for everyone in the house, and add style as well. 2. Wall-hung soap dispenser — This is a great accessory for anyone who is tired of having a bottle of liquid soap or a messy bar of soap on the bathroom counter. Plus, many bathroom sinks don’t have an extra hole to install an “in-counter” soap dispenser. The slippery solution to both issues is a wall-hung dispenser. 3. Hoteliers — Hoteliers are usually found at nice hotels. These decorative multitowel storage shelves offer a classic look, and will open up cabinet space in your bathroom. Many units also have built-in towel racks.



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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS D. Louise Brower, Frank Brower TIPP CITY Jr. to Greg Greenwald LLC, one lot, $95,000. Estate of Jerry R. Grigsby to Estate of Lois Lehart, William Diane Yantis, Scott Yantis to Cheryl Grigsby, a part lot, $0. Lehart, executor to Jason Rhodes, Bank of New York, trustee, Bank of Muthard Investments LLC to New York Mellon, Certifcateholders one lot, $80,500. Brenda Brewer, Jewel Murphy, one Cwabs Inc., one lot, one part lot, Barbara Webster, Richard lot, $79,000. Webster to Kristine Stark, Michael $86,700. Aurora Loan Services LLC to Stark, one lot, $141,000. Secretary of Housing and Urban Rosewood Creek LLC to Harlow Development, one lot, $0. Builders Inc., one lot, $54,900. PIQUA Connie Kay Larcom Bruce to Brittany Edwards, Tyler Edwards, HUBER HEIGHTS Debra Gariety, trustee, Frank one lot, $83,900. Patrizio, trustee, Rose Marie Krista Winner, Scott Winner to NVR Inc. to David Diaz, one lot, Staton Trust to Harlan Staton, a Margaret Sykes, Steven Sykes, $263,400. part lot, $0. one lot, $210,000. Vidia Baldeosingh, Chad Price, Citimortgage Inc. to Secretary Nicole Malkovskii, Zakhar Vidia Price to Chad Price, Vidia of Housing and Urban Malkovskii to Timothy Martin, one Price, one lot, $0. Development, one lot, $0. lot, $177,500. Dec Land Co. I LLC, Dec/ Anita Burton, Howard Burton to John Ross, Kimberly Ross to Carriage Trails LLC to NVR Inc., Federal National Mortgage Bank of New York, trustee, Bank of one lot, $29,000. Association, one lot, $85,000. New York Mellon, Denlinger and Sons Builders Certificateholders of the CWABS, CASSTOWN Inc. to Amber Hinkle, Daniel one lot, $46,000. Hinkle, one lot, $537,900. Leslie Lawson, Melody Lawson Jeffrey Christian to Bac Home Larry Smith, Sandra Smith to to Federal National Mortgage Loans Servicing L.P. Countrywide Lekenyo Burns, Stefanie Burns, Association, two part lots, Home Loans Servicing, Fannie Mae one lot, $143,000. $140,000. a.k.a Federal National Mortgage Estate of Audrey Pearl Ross, Scarbrough Family Limited Association, one lot, $57,400. Sherilyn Lee Wright, executor to Partnership to Slade Limited, two Lisa Wright, Timothy Wright, one lots, one part lot, $500,000. PLEASANT HILL lot, $95,000. American Land Investments Larry Gordon to Susan Kay Ltd. to Matthew Chambers, one lot, Brent Davis, Sarah Davis to Fisher, Pamela Mae Via, one lot, Debbie Kettering, John Kettering, $101,000. $0. TROY

one lot, $27,000. Sheila Whiting to Jeffrey Whiting, two part lots, $0. UNION TWP. Gloria Mumma to Daniel Garber, Rachel Garber, one lot, $175,000.

ELIZABETH TWP. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Mark Kirby, Penny Kirby, a part tract 3.829 acres, $0. Evelyn Miller, Pamela Miller, Richard Miller to Evelyn Miller, a part tract 2.555 acres, $0. NEWTON TWP.

WEST MILTON Kim Hergenrather, Linda Knight to Anita Pollard, David Pollard, one lot, $52,100. Anthony Baldasare, Ruth Baldasare to Anthony Baldasare, Ruth Baldasare, one lot, $0.

Phillip Dee Force to Elizabeth Hart, a tract 2.998 acres, $94,000. Fairbanks Capital Corp, attorney in fact, Nationscredit Financial Services, Select Portfolio Servicing Inc. to Melinda Lane, Timothy Lane, two lots, $145,000.



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Multiply perennials by taking cuttings BY JOE LAMP’L Scripps Howard News Service


Taking stem cuttings is a fun and free way to add plants to your own garden or have a few to give to friends next year. plant it. For good root development, cuttings need air and water in a light, fluffy soil mix. Get soilless media at garden centers, or make your own with equal parts sterilized peat moss, perlite and coarse sand. Wet the medium until it’s moist but not wet, then fill small pots, plastic tubs or other containers. Remove the leaves from the

bottom two nodes and cut the end cleanly. A new, single-edged razor blade works well. Ideally, wipe the blade with alcohol between cuttings to keep from spreading disease. Admittedly, I don’t do this every time, but it doesn’t hurt to play it safe. If your cutting has large leaves, cut the ends off; while some leaf surface is important, less leaf area at this stage is helpful. Use ABSOLUTE

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a dowel or pencil to make a hole in the medium deep enough to accommodate the nodes. Before inserting the stem in the medium, dip the cut end into powdered or liquid rooting hormone, available at most garden centers. The hormone will stimulate quicker, more robust root development. Place the cutting in the hole, press the mixture firmly around the stem and

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Taking stem cuttings is a fun and free way to add plants to your own garden or have a few to give to friends next year. Cuttings create clones, or copies of the plant. There are all kinds of perennials that can be propagated by cuttings. The best candidates have prominent nodes, where the leaves are attached to the stem. Good candidates include Aster (Aster spp.), Bee balm (Monarda didyma), Butterfly weed (Asclepias spp.), Lavender (Lavandula spp.) and Sage (Salvia spp.). Take cuttings in the morning. The plant’s cells are filled with water, and have more strength and resilience. You’ll need a sharp knife or pruning shears and a container of water. Select a stem and work toward the base of the plant, feeling for the point where the tip starts becoming firm or woody. Take the cutting just above that transition, leaving at least two nodes above the cut. Immediately put the stem in water if possible, out of direct sun. Take only as many as you can work with in the morning — the fresher the specimen, the better chance it will root. Alternatively, wrap it in moist paper towels and a plastic bag. Keep the stem cool until you can

water lightly. Don’t let the containers stand in water as the cuttings could rot. Since they have no roots to absorb water, cuttings need a high-humidity environment. For individually potted cuttings, make a cloche by cutting the bottom off a 1-liter soda bottle or using large plastic bags. An upturned plastic storage bin or even an old aquarium can make a temporary greenhouse for large trays of cuttings. Keep them in bright light but not direct sun. Prop the cloche or greenhouse open for a few minutes each day to circulate the air and monitor the enclosed environment for sufficient moisture. Green, healthy-looking cuttings are a good sign. Wilting, yellowing or cupping of the leaves means a problem. Yellowing on older leaves usually indicates the plant is giving its nutrients to new growth, but the entire plant yellowing or wilting may mean you’re overwatering. How long a cutting takes to root depends on humidity, temperature and the type of plant. Check root growth by gently tugging. If you feel resistance, pry up the medium that contains the cutting from the side with a stick or knife blade or fork. Gently tap the medium off the roots. If they’re long white threads, the cutting is ready to transplant into a larger container. Before planting the maturing transplants outdoors, allow them to develop an even larger root system in their new pots for several weeks. Then when they’re ready for the garden, harden them off by setting them in the sun for a half hour more each day for a week. Try your hand at cuttings. They make great gifts, and part of your garden might just give you a little immortality in the generations of gardens yet to come. Joe Lamp’l, host of “Growing a Greener World” on PBS, is a Master Gardener and author.

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320 Houses for Rent 421 BLAINE Ave., 2 bedroom, corner lot, fenced yard, detached garage. $600 month, $600 deposit. (937)615-0610 4-5 BEDROOM, 2 story home, excellent condition. 2 full baths, garage, basement. $700 month, deposit. (937)418-5574 919 BROADWAY, Piqua. Newly remodeled, large 1 bedroom house, $433 monthly. (937)573-6917

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Family needing space found it below the house BY DEBBIE ARRINGTON Sacramento Bee Scott and Mary Modell found their dream home: a charming bungalow in Sacramento, Calif., that was in need of TLC. On a tree-lined street, the two-story Craftsman home sits down the block from Sacred Heart Parish School, easy walking distance for their two boys. But they wondered: Could this old house accommodate a modern family? “When we walked in, we fell in love with this living room,” Mary Modell said, noting the original Douglasfir woodwork and fireplace. “I love the red wallpaper in the dining room and the chandelier. … It’s what makes this house special. I love the charm of it.” Built in 1919, the house had little updating in its first 90 years. That created a vintage haven in the front rooms that looked locked in time. But elsewhere? “The kitchen was a mess,” she said. “The bathroom was awful. As we walked through the house, it got worse and worse.” Then they looked downstairs, some place few other visitors had dared to go. The Modells discovered that the house had a secret. Sure, it was dark and dank. But with imagination, it could be the answer to their growing family’s needs. They found a basement — and the space for family time. “The basement was a godsend,” Mary Modell said. “Houses like this weren’t built for the way we live now. They didn’t need a place for a big-screen TV. “If you put one in the living room, it would almost ruin it,” she added. “This way, we could preserve (the home’s) vintage character but still have the room we needed.” They bought the house last year. Unable to build up or out on their house’s cramped lot, they chose to build down, expanding the basement into an extra 1,000 feet of living space. The Modells found space for a 50-inch TV, creating a family-media room with a granite bar and adjacent 1,500-bottle temperaturecontrolled wine cellar. They also added a guest bedroom and full bath. Sons Jackson, age 7, and Joseph, 10, got a game room, too, where they could be boys without endangering the antique furnishings upstairs. “It’s a man cave for the whole family,” Mary Modell said. Their creative solution landed the Modells a spot on an annual city tour that showcases renovations that make the most of limited


The Modells’ basement family room gains character from dark alder woodwork and stylish curved accents. Their bottom floor now includes a large family/media room, bedroom, bath and wine cellar. space while preserving each house’s individuality. Co-chairman Cecily Hastings says all the houses chosen are stunning, “but the Modells’ basement — I have never seen anything like it, not in Sacramento. To think they did all this with that old house is pretty amazing.” People familiar with the home were surprised, too. Diana Hart, niece of the couple who lived in the house for decades, contacted the tour’s organizers. “I have a lot of relatives that would like to see it,” Hart said. “It belonged to my aunt and uncle who lived there many years. When my uncle died, it was falling apart.” Because of the home’s condition and the down economy, the Modells were able to afford their fixer-upper. A Sacramento State professor, Scott is director of the university’s Autism Center for Excellence. He’s also deputy commissioner of the Department of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities for the state of Tennessee, commuting from Sacramento. Mary is a charter-high-school teacher in Lodi, Calif. They also remodeled the kitchen and main floor bath. The final price tag for the basement makeover: about $120,000. Builder Heard & Engel worked closely with the city to make sure the home could meet engineering standards. They removed 3,000 cubic feet of dirt — enough to fill 10 huge Dumpsters — to

LEFT: The Modells wanted to expand their home, but had no room to extend out, and building codes limited their ability to go up. So they went down to the basement. BELOW: Mary Modell stands behind the bar in her remodeled home.

deepen the basement by 3 feet, Scott Modell said. At the same time, they had to make sure the house was still structurally sound. The hardest part? “Finding the right people to do the woodwork for the best price,” he said. The best part? The bar, he added. To make the basement addition match the rest of the house, architect Donald J. Fugina Jr. blended old and new with curved accents and dark alder woodwork. Stained concrete floors look like weathered stone. Windows along the wall tops keep the space feeling light and airy. “It’s not like a dungeon,” Mary Modell said. “It doesn’t even feel like a basement. From the outside, you don’t even know it’s here.”

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✓Hauling Bulk Commodities in Hopper Bottom Trailers ✓Delivering Bagged Feed via Van trailers ✓New Performance Pay Package ✓Pd Medical Insurance ✓401k ✓Holiday&Vacation Pay ✓Class A- 2 yr. experience required Ask for Steve Garber Ag Freight, Inc Mon. - Fri. 800-742-4884

Erwin Brothers Transportation is looking to hire a freight broker/dispatcher to join our team. This position is truly for a person who wants a fun fast paced career with a high level of income.

Seeking certified aides for home care in Piqua. Call (937)276-3099


Requirements: ✓Truck broker/dispatcher with at least 2 yrs of exp. ✓Must have a following of current customers.

HOME WEEKENDS Ohio Drivers needed!

Regional Runs! .40¢ - .45¢/Mile - ALL MILES Class A CDL + 1 year OTR experience Landair Transport 1-866-269-2119


545 Firewood/Fuel SEASONED FIREWOOD $160 per cord. Stacking extra, $130 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

560 Home Furnishings S O F A / L O V E SEAT/ROCKER RECLINER Navy blue, leather, glass coffee and end tables. 3 light oak bar stools. Excellent condition. (937)538-6817 (937)538-0642

577 Miscellaneous

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500 - Merchandise

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

545 Firewood/Fuel

Contact: Russ at 1-866-532-5993

SEASONED FIREWOOD, $150 cord, $80 half cord, stacking extra. Miami County deliveries only. (937)339-2012

Or send resume to: russ@erwinbros

CORNHOLE GAMES and bags. Have games ready to go! Order early for Christmas. You name it, I'll paint it. (937)489-2668 GARAGE/ STORAGE 10' x 20'. $60 monthly. (937)778-0524 HOYER LIFT, with 2 slings, excellent condition, Hospital air mattress with pump & cover, excellent condition, (937)498-1804 METAL. Wanting anything that contains metal. Will haul away for FREE. Call (937)451-1566 or (937)214-0861. SNOW BLOWER, New, Troy-Built 24" Electric Start, two stage. $490 Cash. (937)339-1394

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Bankruptcy Attorney

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Roofing, remodeling, siding, add-ons, interior remodeling and cabintets, re-do old barns, new home construction, etc.

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


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C8 • Miami Valley Sunday • Classifieds That Work • Sunday, October 16, 2011 515 Auctions

515 Auctions

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Super Nice Coins Over 170 Lots


Saturday, October 22, 10:00 am 4780 Miami-Shelby Road, Piqua, OH (Take State Route 66 N. – Between Piqua and Houston to Miami-Shelby)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, Time: 12:30 PM This is another of our very nice coin auctions w/ special interest collector coins, classic commemorative halves, gold & type coins; key date items such as 1877 & 1909-S Indian cents; 1914-D & 1931-S Lincoln cents; 1913-D Type II Buffalo nickel; 1932-D Washington quarter; 1916-S & 1938-D Walking Liberty halves; 10 Carson City coins incl Seated, Gold & Morgans; 1921, 1928, & 1934-S Peace Dollars; 6 Gold US coins; classic commemoratives such as the Lafayette dollar & Isabella quarter. NOTE: A worthwhile event for anyone w/ a numismatic interest. The catalog is on the website at No lunch stand, light refreshments only.




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


Antiques, Collectibles, Quilts, Cadillac Auto, John Deere Mower Home Furnishings & More!


East of Pleasant Hill, OH

At 6683 State Rt 718, one mile east of Route 48 in Pleasant Hill or 7 miles west of Troy & I-75.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 9:30 AM ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: Historical & Biographical History of Miami County, 1909 by Harbaugh; lg framed Miami County Plat Map, circa 1940 w/ Troy & Piqua; marble top commode stand; oak chest of drwrs; 2 arm rockers; pr of heart back ice cream chrs; several patchwork quilts; quilt patches & partial top; doilies, linens & soft goods; oil lamps; nice china deep bowls incl berry set; Knowles China dinner service; floral crock pitcher; acorn & oak leaf pottery vase; Fenton items; Millifiori glassware; other colored glassware; large crystal swan dish, cake stand w/ cover & other pressed glass; early 1900’s post card album; books; old car owner’s manuals for Ford Model A, Chevrolet & Nash Six; Case & Oliver 55 tractor brochures; War Rations book & other misc paper goods; porcelain tip comb base; wall rack; brass door bell; flat iron; older kitchen utensils; boxed set of 6 Red Comet glass fire grenades; canes & yardsticks; CI army tank & Mail Box banks; 2 auto banks from Covington S&L; CI flip top frog & fly; Howdy Doody marionette & other dolls; Vict vanity clock; Elgin hunter’s case gold plated pocket watch; antique locket; Aeroproducts factory pins; Newton yearbooks; baskets; old wooden Overholt whiskey box w/ Pleasant Hill provenance; copper apple butter kettle used for yard planter; tin Victrola horn; auto trunk; box of license plates; double trees; country items & 1914 loving cup “Best Draft Horse”, Montgomery Co Fair, 1914trophy! COINS at 10:15 AM: Silver dollars (28) incl 19 Morgan’s & 9 Peace, large cents & misc other coins. HOME FURNISHINGS & HH GOODS: Lg china cabinet; curio cabinet; early Am dry sink & bedroom furniture; 2 armoire chests; stand mirror; wardrobe; maple bookshelves; office safe; light brown lift chair; hidea-bed couch; loveseat ; dinette & other furniture; stained glass & other lamps; Whirlpool like new refrigerator; Maytag washer; Kenmore dryer; K A mixer; elec appliances; full line of kitchen items; depression era mixing bowls; red top beater jar; GE refrigerator salt & pepper; duck figurines; sheets; bedding & other soft goods; thimbles & sewing items; treadmill; bird baths, yard decorations; new in box windmill; park bench; patio furniture; holiday decorations & more! JOHN DEERE F525 RIDING MOWER w/ 48” front deck, new tires & other updates; JD yard trailer; Craftsmen bench top drill press & double grinder; barn jacks; older lawn, garden & hand tools; wheelbarrow; ladders; fishing items; Power Master 760 BB gun; scrap metal. AUTO: Cadillac, 1999, Deville Concours, dark green estate auto w/ leather interior & 150,000 miles, but still clean looking & ready for a new owner! NOTE: Oct 22 is the dispersal auction of items from this family farm home after many years at this location. It is an interesting variety that should appeal to auction attendees so plan to be with us. Details at



Furniture and Appliances: Beautiful solid wood dining room set w/ wide back chairs, modern piesafe, dry sink and secretary desk, Tempus Fugit grandmother clock, unusual chalet type coo coo clock, (New England Clock Co.) marble top dresser, queen size bed, humpback trunk, early school desk, misc. upholstered furniture (wing back chairs, love seats, etc.), wooden rockers, high back bench, patio furniture, canopy bed, side by side ref./freezer, electric range and so on. Dolls and Misc: Over 100 Madame Alexander dolls (Little Women, International, Storyland, Scarlett Jubilee, Potrettes including bride and groom, Little House on the Prairie dolls and plates, Little Women, Marx Metal Doll House (in box), 15-20 paper doll and playsets (Ginghams), 40-50 other paper doll books - M. Alexander, mostly 70’s 80’s and 90’s (all new), note: call for listing of M. Alexander Dolls. Glassware and Collectibles: Nice collection of Kitchen Prayer Ladies (cookie, tea set, napkin holders, toothpicks, timer, spoon rests, etc.), six foot wooden propeller, child cast iron stove (Crescent), pendants (Ohio - 1960’s), Sears Stingrays 1 - with slick and spyder, copper rooster weather vane, large selection of Dept. 56 (Dickens and Heritage Village and Town of Bethlehem). Birch Model 500 crank record player, Singer student sewing machine, large cast iron Dutch oven (marked Griswold and Wagner, Wagner tea pot, Wagner dutch oven w/ glass lid (in box), misc other cast iron pcs. along with primitive style cooking utensils and other camping items, house full of country style decor. Guns: Ohion Replica Arms 45 caliber long rifle, Springfield arms Co. 12 ga. single shot, R/G 22 caliber revolver, Brazilian 12 ga. single shot, Mossberg 351K (long rifle only w/ scope and sling), Ruger model 10//22 carbine. Misc: Calspa hot tub, “Heritage Days” outfits (plus several patterns), tin chandeliers, wall schonches, candles, pewter type dinnerware, Christmas items, Currier and Ives (dishes, collector plates, prints, adult gags, misc. household items. Garage, Tools, Boat Etc: Cub Cadet 3205 (1999), Craftsman upright 60 gal. air compressor (6 H.P. - 240 V.), homemade log splitter (Kohler engine), 25 gal. sprayer, 12 foot fishing boat and trailer, 3 h.p. Evinrude trolling motor, rods, reels, tackle boxes, 32 foot Werner ladder, Easy Mig 100 welder, 3 ton floor jack, 9” belt sander with 6” disc, Craftsman items including 26” tiller, scroll saw, router, 6 h.p. shop vac, compound mitre, quick connects, sawzaw, 18” chainsaw, misc. metal cabinets, benches, and tool boxes, several organizers, hand and hand powertools, few air tools, pipe wrenches, dies, wood clamps, Cummins drill press, Wadsworth 240 V. disconnect, Mitutoya calipers, drill bits and so on. Auto: 1995 Caprice classic (1 owner 69,000 miles, fine condition). Note: 2 rings beginning at 11:30 with furniture followed by dolls in 1 ring. Guns, auto and boat at noon followed by tools in 2nd ring.

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

PUBLIC AUCTION 2 DAY SALE (October 22 & October 29)

583 Pets and Supplies

895 Vans/Minivans

STOVE PIPE 6 inch ceiling support kit with stainless steel pipe (6 inch). 2 pieces of 2 foot and 2 pieces of 3 foot. (937)295-3688

SHIH-TZU's, 3 family raised, males. $300-$400. (567)279-3795

1992 PLYMOUTH Voyager SE, 134,000 miles. Has been used primarily as a delivery vehicle and is in good condition. $1400 OBO, (937)773-2675

580 Musical Instruments CONSOLE PIANO, Yamaha 42", very good condition. Tuned, $1100, (937)339-8022.

583 Pets and Supplies CHOCOLATE LABS, 11 week old puppies, CKC, females, shots, wormed, vet checked, THE BEST FAMILY DOG! $300 cash, (937)658-3242 DOG, 55 pound sweet dog needs rescued, mixed breed. Free to adult home. 14 months old. (937)524-2661 LAB PUPPIES, full blooded, $225. Shihpoo puppies (Shih Tzu/ Poodle), $250. All puppies have shots and worming. (937)726-2189 MINI DACHSHUND PUPPIES, AKC registered, health guaranteed, shots are UTD, wormed. Long coated, 2 reds, 2 chocolates and 1 black/silver dapple. Males $200. Females, $275. (937)667-1777, (937)667-0077 OBEDIENCE CLASSES by Piqua Dog Club Starts October 24th at Piqua Armory. Bring current shot records (937)663-4412

Auctioneers: Steve Mikolajewski, Joe Mikolajewski and Tim Mikolajewski 439 Vine Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 (937) 773-6708 (937) 773-6433 2227239

1988 HONDA GL1500 motorbike for free, if interested contact (937)667-1854.

592 Wanted to Buy WE PAY cash for your old toys! Star Wars, GI Joes, He-Man, Transformers, and much more. (937)638-3188.

899 Wanted to Buy CASH, top dollar paid for junk cars/trucks, running or non-running. I will pick up. Thanks for calling (937)719-3088 or (937)451-1019 WANTED: junk cars and trucks. Cash paid. Free removal. Get the most for your junker. Call us (937)732-5424. WANTED, Model A cars and parts, engines, wheels, non running, call (937)658-1946, (937)622-9985 after 6pm

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805 Auto 1994 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER, 138,000 miles. $1500 Cash. Call(937)335-1419

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Boose Chevrolet

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575 Arlington Road, I-70W to Exit 21, 3/10ths of mi. south Brookville, OH 45309 1-800-947-1413

1280 South Market St. (CR 25A) Troy, OH 45373 (866)816-7555 or (937)335-4878

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1099 N. Co. Rd. 25-A Troy, Ohio 45373 937-339-6000

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Sherry Chrysler Jeep Dodge 8645 N. Co. Rd. 25-A Piqua, Ohio 45356 I-75 North to Exit 83 1-800-678-4188

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HEISEY: Cream & Sugar; Green bowl; Green candle holders; Yellow custard cup; 2 green overlay pieces; Bowl; Vase; Plates; Saucers; Celery dish. FENTON: Approx. 50 pieces blue hobnail overlay pieces; Vases; Bowls; Pitchers; Cruets; Fenton pieces in green, yellow, caramel, red; Baskets; Overlay green basket; Overlay blue basket; Hobnail bells; Milk glass. IRIS PATTERN: Pitcher & 4 cups; Iris Berry Set; Iris Carnival Vase; Iris Carnival Bowl; Pink Depression Pitcher; 10 Pink Goblets; Blue plates; Cups; Bowls; Souvenir glass; Etched baskets; Etched pitchers; American Fostoria pieces; Approx. 50 pieces of T-leaf: Bowl & Pitcher; Plates, Saucers, butter pats; Set of Golden Wheat Pattern Dishes; Hand painted deep bowls( German); Plates (one signed Dearbaugh); Cream & Sugar; Celery dishes; Set of stoneware dishes; Mixing bowls: Hall, Hen, Roseville; Blue & White Salt Crock; Butter Crock; Lazy Eye Indian Pitcher; Stoneware Pitcher with cow; Pottery pieces; Salters; Paper Weights; Home and Garden Pottery; Canister Set; Crocks; Lamp; Bowl; Mugs. COLLECTOR ITEMS: Approx. 50 Baskets - all types; 18 Jars of Buttons; Approx. 25 Oil Lamps; 2 Revolving Lamps – Train Scene & Forest Fire; 50 Indian Blankets; Quilts, Throws; Spreads; Linens; Albums of Valentine Cards; Postcards of Covered Bridges; Pictures; Frames; Terry Redlin Print – Sharing Seasons; Chalk figures; Custom Jewelry; Slag lead glass hanging lamp; Yearbooks: Husky 1953, 1949; Easterner 1968, 1969; Piquonian -1926, 1955, 1958; Household items; Pots; Pans. FURNITURE: 3 Section Oak Stack Bookcase; Flat Front China Cabinet; Oak Curved Front China Cabinet; Early Cradle w/fish painted on side; Desk made by Cron-Kilns Company – Piqua, Ohio; Early leather top child’s desk; School desk – Miami East; 54” round oak table cut down for coffee table; 5 Drawer Cherry Chest w/glass knobs; 5 Drawer Chest, painted; 4 Drawer Chest; Early Blanket Chest; Wicker Rocker; Steamer Trunk; SethThomas Wall Clock; Corner Cabinet, painted; Child’s Rocker; Seller type cabinet; Victorian Table; Oak Stands; Maple Hutch; Electric lift chair; Maple desk & chair; Small Curio Cabinet; 2 cushion love seat; Small Curved China Cabinet; Computer desk; Book Shelves; Stella Guitar in Case; Hohner Accordion.

HAND GUN, .38 Taurus revolver model 82, 4" barrel, blue, in excellent condition, with shells and gun pouch, $270, (937)846-1276.

590 Tool and Machinery


YORKSHIRE TERRIERS, 1 golden female $650, 1 male $400. Vet checked. 2 male Maltese, $350 each. 1 female extra extra small $500. CASH ONLY! (937)332-1370 or leave message.

586 Sports and Recreation



577 Miscellaneous

Owners: Kindell Family

7124 Poe Ave. Exit 59 off I-75 Dayton, Ohio 937-890-6200


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OWNER: Nancy Bierly TERMS: Cash or Check with Proper I.D. Not Responsible for Accidents. Any Statements Made Day of Sale Supercede Statements Hereon. AUCTIONEERS

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