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to fruition through a state bond agreement — as evidence of his hand in the rebounding economy. Fifteen jobs were added as part of the expansion. BY NATALIE KNOTH In terms of his priorities for the Staff Writer state, he said “jobs, jobs, jobs.” nknoth@tdnbpublishing.com Training individuals to fill the roughly 70,000-80,000 jobs in After two terms as state repre- trade skills or related technologies Richard sentative, will help make Ohio Adams said he undermore competitive stands the importance of nationwide and worldcreating more jobs wide, he said. statewide — and knows Adams has a profeshow to put plans into sional background in action. education, including “I’m very interested being agriculture in creating the environinstructor for ment for the private secNorthwestern High tor to create jobs,” School, vice president of Adams said. The ADAMS Clark State Community Republican representaCollege and founding tive referred to the recent expan- superintendent of Upper Valley sion at West Troy Tool and Joint Vocational School. Machine — which he helped bring • See ADAMS on A2

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he’s acutely aware of monetary affecting Americans, issues because he hears concerns from his employees every day. In the last few days before the election, BY NATALIE KNOTH he plans to meet with many others Staff Writer throughout Miami County. nknoth@tdnpublishing.com “We’re going to go out and meet with everyone we can, keep pushAs branch manager of a heating ing and getting the message out,” and air conditioning Fisher said. company, Democrat Fisher is no stranger Dave Fisher says he to running for public knows a thing or two office. He ran unsuccessabout the middle class. fully for several positions “I know what it’s like — Miami County comfor the middle class. I am missioner, Troy mayor the middle class,” Fisher and state representative said. “There’s an opti— but says he wouldn’t mism in them. The be running again if he American people are wasn’t passionate and resilient. We keep mov- FISHER committed to moving the ing forward, doing what nation forward. we have to do.” “I think everybody knows I The 80th District Ohio House of have a big mouth,” Fisher said Representatives candidate says • See FISHER on A2

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more than 8,500 common A former Miami County pleas court cases, including public defender, prosecutor criminal, civil, domestic and common pleas court relations, equity, and judge or a longtime administrative appeals, Montgomery County assis- and in addition has severed tant prosecutor and chief as a visiting judge in several counties. appellate division He said he is attorney will be passionate that the next to ascend his legal experito the open seat of ence is unique the Ohio 2nd and needed on District Court. the court of Voters in appeals. Miami County, “The diversity and surrounding of my legal expecounties, will rience matches make the decision the diversity of with their vote for INGRAM the courts and either Jeffrey laws reviewed by Welbaum, a the court of Republican, or p p e a l s , ” a Carley Ingram, a Welbaum said. Democrat. “My judicial Welbaum has experience will practiced law for enable me to bet35 years in ter evaluate the Miami County decisions of the and since 1984 56 trial judges in served as public the district.” defender, was Welbaum said W ELBAUM elected three serving on the times as the county prosecutor and appeals court is important another three times as to him because he has dedcommon pleas court judge, icated his life and legal which he retired from Aug. career to serving and protecting Ohio families. 31, 2010. “My election to the court Presently Welbaum of appeals will allow me to works as the chief of the criminal justice section of continue serving at a highthe Ohio Attorney er and more intense General’s Office where he responsibility level,” he supervises 40 attorneys said. “Our citizens deserve judicial experience and STAFF PHOTO/JIM DAVIS involved in capital litiga- diversity of legal experition, special prosecutions, Country music star Jake Owen points to fans at Hobart Arena Saturday during his ence on the court.” sold-out show in Troy. The CMT On Tour Jake Owen: The Summer Never Ends 2012 Habeas Corpus and correcHe said citizens should tions litigation units. He tour also featured opening acts Florida Georgia Line and Love and Theft. • See JUDGE on A2 has served as judge in

Who’s going to the playoffs? While it won’t become official until the Ohio High School Athletic Association announces playoff pairings later today, it would appear as though more than half of Miami County’s nine varsity football teams are headed to the playoffs. According to the website www.joeeitel.com, which tracks computer points and playoff pairings, five Miami County teams — Tippecanoe, Milton-Union, Covington, Miami East and Bradford — are headed to the postseason. See Page A9.

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Adams • CONTINUED FROM A1 In response to Democratic opponent Dave Fisher’s plans to introduce legislation for school funding within 60 days, the incumbent said Fisher is unfamiliar with the complexities of writing legislation. “I want to tell you, Gov. Strickland couldn’t do it in 60 days, Gov. Taft couldn’t do it in 60 days and Gov. Voinovich couldn’t do it. We’re going to work hard on this, but it’s not going to happen in 60 days,” he

said. Adams said one factor overlooked in the school budget debate is the introduction of stimulus money. “Schools receive the same amount of money under (Republican) Kasich as (Democrat) Strickland, but under Strickland, he utilized $8 billion in stimulus money,” he said. A new source of statewide revenue, Adams said, may be found in extracting oil and gas trapped a mile below the surface. Ohio has the

strictest rules and regulations across the nation, including federal regulations, he stated: “And that’s a good thing.” “Nobody wants to harvest oil and gas at the threat of our environment — it’s too precious,” he said. “If fracking (a method for extracting oil and natural gas) would compromise the environment and quality of water, then oil and gas would not be worth it.” Adams added that the governor has been discussing fracking with the

Environmental Protection Agency. Medicaid reform is another priority, one that he has been working on for more than a year. Adams said he strived to make the process more efficient by having only one state agency working on reform rather than seven, and by decreasing the criteria for Medicaid coverage from 150 to three. Adams stressed the importance of increasing efficiency across all areas. “I don’t call that down-

sizing, but rightsizing. Every part of the state government is being examined,” he said, adding, “Taxpayers don’t work for us — we work for the taxpayers.” Adams also has past experience as Miami County commissioner for two terms, Miami County Republican Men’s Club and Miami president County Foundation president. More information can be found at electradams4staterep.com.

which was handed down by the Ohio Supreme Court in 1997 and sought to resolve funding disparities in public education. “I find that a travesty. I think that’s laziness, actually,” Fisher said, referring to incumbent Richard Adams. “He touts his educational background but has done nothing about funding.” Fisher said he would introduce legislation to mend school-funding issues

within 60 days of taking office. From his work as an HVAC technician to his time on community boards, Fisher said he has the experience to represent the state. “One thing I can say is I’ve always been a qualified problem solver,” Fisher said. Fisher has participated in several groups, including the Bethel Township Society, Troy Moose and

Ohio National Association. In Fisher became the Miami County Democratic Party vice chairman and this year was named chairman. He also was a part of the Bethel Township land-use committee that organized a $3.8 million levy; he then chaired the renewal committee, which passed the levy again. “We rolled our sleeves up and we had our share of battles, but it passed,” he

good at talking about the issues, and that’s what I can bring to the table at the House of Representatives.” Fisher graduated from Bethel High School in 1980 and ITT Tech in 1982. He was the owner of Troy’s The Brewery in the ’90s. For more information on Fisher, visit committeetoelectdavefisher.bbnow.org.

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graduate College obtained a bachelor’s of science degree in English education, cum laude, as well as being a graduate of Troy High School. He resides in Troy with his wife of more than 30 years, Peg, and they have two adult sons. To learn more about Welbaum, visit his campaign website at: www.jeffwelbaum.com. Ingram has practiced law for 31 years as an assistant county prosecuin Montgomery tor County, 25 of which as the chief of the appellate division for the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. She began in the criminal division of the prosecutor’s office but later transitioned to the chief of the appellate division in 1993. Presently she continues to serve in that role and supervises five attor-

of her cases have been before the court of appeals and she has personally represented the state in more than 500 cases before the appeals court. Ingram said running for the appellate court was a decision she came to because she loves legal research and conducting legal analysis, in additional to writing opinions and arguing in court. “That is what working as the chief of the appellate division has given me,” she said. “The core of my talents and what I love doing in this office will be the same thing I will be doing as a judge.” She said serving on the court is important to her because citizens deserve someone on the court they can trust and rely on to be fair. “Someone,” she said, “who makes reasonable,

Because that is what I am prepared to do.” She said serving on the appeals court is so critical because for a majority of cases the appeals court is the last place to make something right, adding that many cases don’t go to the Ohio Supreme Court. “Everyone has a right to appeal,” Ingram said. “It is their last chance to make sure the court correctly applied the law.” Ingram said placing “an appellate practitioner” on the court of appeals instead of another trial judge would be a benefit, noting that the court already has three trial judges on bench already. “I think my credentials are exceptional and I have been doing appellate work for, literally, hundreds of cases in the second district,” Ingram

ence in appellate law.” She earned her juris doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of law in 1980. She graduated from the same school five years previously with a bachelor’s degree in social work and is a graduate of Hillsdale High School. Ingram resides in Spring Valley Township in Green County with her husband of 32 years, Mike Moloney, and they have three adult children. To learn more about Ingram, visit her campaign website at: www.carleyingram.com. The Ohio Second District Court of Appeals consists of five judges who decide cases from the counties of Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, and Montgomery counties. The term would begin on Feb. 9, 2013.

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Judges • CONTINUED FROM A1 care about the appeals court because it is a “last resort in a vast majority of cases” and are “usually the last word about whether the rulings of our 56 trial judges are correct.” The former common pleas court judge said key attributes an appeals court judge should possess include a diverse legal background and significant legal experience at all levels. “I am the right choice for this position because of my desire to serve, proven leadership in the community, and public service as a six-time elected official,” he said. “I have served as a judge and have the diverse legal background necessary to serve on the court of appeals.” Welbaum earned his juris doctor degree from Ohio Northern Pettit College of Law. He is a

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Levy • CONTINUED FROM A1 over the five years.” Whidden said during costs. Whidden also said the city would help out the the meetings with the city, township by using a grad- officials said the city of ual scale to pay for the Troy can no longer subsiincrease of services for its dize the services it provides outside city lim5-year contract if PERSONAL SERVICE-you deserve it! approved on Nov. its. Whidden also 6. said the cost to Whidden said upstart Concord in 2013, the townTownship’s own ship will pay fire and medic $395,259 and by services would be year 2017 the bill prohibitive. will be $574,581. “The building, “The city equipment, hasn’t been training, the staff charging us (the WHIDDEN – that is a protownship’s fire hibitive expense and medic run ‘til bill) the full amount, so we for us,” Whidden said. “Our think the 13 percent is duty as trustees is to profair,” Whidden said. “We vide these services for our are saving money since the community.” JEWELERS JEWELERS M-F 10-6 106 W. Main Street • Troy According to the levy’s city is allowing us to slowly 106 W. Main Street • Troy 937.339.3210 937.339.3210 Sat 10-4 www.hittles.com pay out the total amount fact sheet, the levy will be used exclusively to purchase the fire and emergency medical services from the city during the five-year agreement. Whidden said the 3.7-mill levy will not be part of the township’s general operating fund. For more information, st visit the website www.conThursday, November 1 through cord-township.com or call rd Saturday, November 3 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM the township offices at 3391492.

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with a laugh. “I will go find the answers to the questions and bring in people who know about the issues I’ll be taking on.” One of his focuses in the election is increasing school funding at the state level, lessening the costs locally. He said no legislation has been proposed to transform state funding since the DeRolph decision,

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• HAUNTED WOODS: Brukner Nature Center will THURSDAY offer its kid-friendly Community evening filled with a guided walk, live wildlife and cos• LEADERSHIP CONCalendar tumed characters from NECTION: A Women’s 6:30-8 p.m. A guide will Leadership Connection CONTACT US lead participants down a luncheon will be held at The luminary-lit trail and stop Crystal Room, 845 W. at five stations to learn Market St., Troy. The topic about creatures of the will be “Holiday Decorating Call Melody night. Activities also for the Home,” with David Vallieu at include free face painting, Fair, owner of David Fair on 440-5265 to crafts and games, storythe Square. The cost is $10 telling at a campfire, plus for chamber members and list your free cookies and cider after the $12.50 for others, payable at calendar hike. A kid’s costume “conthe door. Call 339-8769 to items.You test” also has been introreserve a seat. duced, where everyone is • FRIENDS MEETING: can send a winner. The program is New Friends of the Library your news by e-mail to $3 per person for BNC will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the vallieu@tdnpublishing.com. Milton-Union Public Library. members and $5 per person for non-members. • MOM AND BABY: A Tickets are available on a Mom and Baby Get first-come, first-served Together support group for basis on the night of the event, handed breastfeeding mothers is offered weekly out in the order that you arrive at the gate. on Thursdays at Upper Valley Medical The gate opens at 6 p.m. with the first Center. The meetings are 9:30 to 11 a.m. group leaving at 6:30 p.m. and every 5 at the Farmhouse located northwest of the minutes after that. Parking is limited. For main hospital entrance. The meetings are more information, call BNC at (937) 698facilitated by the lactation department. 6493 or email education@bruknernatureParticipants can meet other moms, share center.com. about being a new mother and learn more • BREAKFAST SET: Breakfast will be about breastfeeding and their babies. For offered at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. more information, call (937) 440-4906. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, Civic agenda from 8-11 a.m. They are made-to-order • The Miami County Public Defender breakfasts and everything is a la carte. Association will meet at 10 a.m. on the • TRUNK-N-TREAT: Troy First United second floor of the courthouse, 201 W. Methodist Church is hosting its annual Main St., Troy. Trunk-N-Treat from 5:30-7 p.m. in the church parking lot, 110 W. Franklin St. The FRIDAY free event provides an opportunity for children to celebrate fall and collect treats in a • FRIDAY DINNER: The Covington safe and fun environment. Vehicles with VFW Post No. 4235, 173 N. High St., decorated trunks or tailgates are parked in Covington, will offer dinner from 5-8 p.m. the church parking lot and children in cos- For more information, call 753-1108. tume walk from car to car to receive good• CHICKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill ies. There will be free games, music, VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner candy and hot dogs. Call the church office Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece at 335-2826 for more information. chicken dinner with french fries and maca• BREAKFAST OFFERED: An all-youroni salad for $7 from 6-8 p.m. Chicken livcan-eat breakfast will be offered from 8-11 ers also are available. a.m. at the American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, for $6. Items available will be SATURDAY bacon, sausage, eggs, sausage gravy, waffles, toast, pancakes, french toast, • PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Troy hash browns, fruit, juices and cinnamon Men’s Community Prayer Breakfast will be rolls. offered at 7:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Soup Kitchen. MONDAY • HOLIDAY BAZAAR: The Sixth annual Cookson Holiday Bazaar will be offered • SUPPORT GROUP: A Mom and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 921 Mystic Lane, Baby Get Together support group for Troy. Fifty vendors will offer gifts of all breastfeeding mothers is offered weekly at kinds. Foods items also will be available Upper Valley Medical Center from 9:30-11 for purchase. Proceeds will help students a.m. at the Farmhouse located northwest with their spring trip to Washington, D.C. of the main hospital entrance. The meet• ANNUAL LUAU: An annual luau, this ings are facilitated by the lactation departyear to raise funds for Relay for Life, will ment. Participants can meet other moms, be held at the Eagles Farm, 2252 Troyshare about being a new mother and learn Urbana Road. Doors open at 4 p.m. and more about breastfeeding and their dinner will begin at 5 p.m. consisting of babies. For more information, call (937) pulled pork, green beans, parsley pota440-4906. toes, roll, and pineapple upside down • PUMPKIN-PALOOZA: Students in cake. The Shadowfacts band will start at 7 grades kindergarten through fifth and their p.m. with a large variety of music covering families are invited to the Troy-Miami several genres. The cost is $10 per person County Public Library from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and includes dinner and band, band tickfor a fun-filled evening of everything ets only go on sale at 7 p.m. for $5 each. Halloween. There will be stories, games, There will be a 50/50, raffles and door pumpkin painting, crafts and refreshments. prizes and participants must be 21 years Children are encouraged to come in cosold. tume for added fun. Call the library at 339• SPAGHETTI DINNER: The Troy Post 0502 to register. No. 43 baseball will offer an all-you-can• MOON WALK: A “Colored Leaf eat spaghetti dinner from 3:30-7 p.m. at Moon” full moon walk will be from 7-8:30 622 S. Market St., Troy. The meal also will p.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 include salad bar, rolls, dessert and soft Aullwood Road, Dayton. An Aullwood natdrink or coffee. Meals will be $6.75 for uralist will lead this evening walk in the adults and $4 for children under 12. light of October’s full moon. • HOLIDAY BAZAAR: A ‘Tis the Civic agenda Season Holiday Bazaar will be offered • The Union Township Trustees will from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Place meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Township Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy. Building, 9497 Markley Road, P.O. Box E, Vendors and crafters will offer holiday givLaura. Call 698-4480 for more information. ing items. Parking and admission are free. This event will benefit First Kids Christian WEDNESDAY Cooperative Preschool. • HOLIDAY BAZAAR: The Troy Senior Citizens Center, 134 N. Market St., Troy, • TRICK-OR-TREAT: Trick-or-treat for will have a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 the city of Troy will be from 6-8 p.m. p.m. at the center. The event also will • HAUNTED ROOM: The West Milton include a rummage sale, baked goods and Public Library will have a “haunted room” from 6-8 p.m. during trick-or-treat. Be sure lunch stand. • SHARE-A-MEAL: First United Church to stop in at the front desk for your treat of Christ’s Share-A-Meal will be from before taking a stroll through Shrek’s 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the corner of world. South Market and Canal streets. The meal • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis will feature a Thanksgiving Feast consistClub of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. ing of roast turkey, mashed potatoes and at the Troy Country Club. State gravy, dressing, green beans, cranberry Representative Richard Adams will give his thoughts on the upcoming election and salad, gingerbread and beverages. Use the Canal Street entrance where the Ted Ritoff will speak briefly about the church is handicapped accessible. upcoming health levy. For more informa• HARVEST DINNER: Casstown tion, contact Donn Craig, vice president, United Methodist Church, 102 Center St., at (937) 418-1888. Casstown, will offer its annual Harvest • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be offered from 3-7 p.m. at the Troy Church of Dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. at the church. The smorgasbord menu will include a choice the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Anyone who registers to give will receive a of meat dishes, choice of vegetables, assorted salads and desserts and bever“This IS my Halloween Costume — I’m a ages. Adult meals will be $8.50, children Blood Donor” T-shirt. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email canido- 6-12 $3.5o and free for those 5 and younger. Carry outs will be available. A nate@cbccts.org or call (800) 388-GIVE chair lift will be accessible. or make an appointment at • PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The www.DonorTime.com. Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast THURSDAY-SATURDAY from 8-11 a.m. The cost is $4 for the standard adult breakfast of pancakes, • RUMMAGE SALE: St. John’s United sausage, juice, and coffee, tea or milk. Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., will The meal is all the pancakes you can eat hold its semi-annual rummage sale from and free refills on drinks.A deluxe break4-8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday fast is available for $5 and includes scramand 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Gently used bled eggs. Children’s portions also are clothing and small and large household served.

National Philanthropy Day to be celebrated Nov. 13 is National Philanthropy Day — a day to celebrate people who help to make a difference in communities across the country. The Troy Chamber’s Not-For-Profit Council is hosting a rally on the steps of the Miami County Courthouse from 9-10 a.m. to celebrate the nonprofits that serve Miami County. This will be a celebration of the “time, talent and treasures” volunteers and philanthropists provide. A brief program will be held promptly at 9 a.m. to hear from two local philanthropists. They will give brief comments about

Foundation. The rally will be held rain or shine. why it is important for Grants awarded in them to give back to the 2011 in Miami County community. include: Whether you are a • The Troy Foundation board member, volunteer — $2.5 million or the staff of a local non• The Duke Foundation profit organization, you — $600,000 are a philanthropist who • The Tipp City gives your time talent and Community Foundation — treasure to area nonprofit $100,000 organizations. • The Piqua Many people know Community Foundation, someone in the communi- Miami County ty that has been touched Foundation, Hartzell by one of the nonprofits in Norris & Lundgard Trusts the area. also have provided more Doughnuts, coffee and than $1,511,742 in assishot chocolate will be pro- tance to area not-for-profvided by The Troy its.

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Holiday Remembrance program set for Nov. 10 PIQUA — Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home will host its Holiday Remembrance program Nov. 10 and invites community members to light a candle in memory of their loved one. Special musical selections and light refreshments will be provided. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, 333 W. High St., Piqua. Kelly Larger, coordinator of the funeral home’s Follow Through Services, will be the facilitator. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to register by calling 773-3161. “When we are surround-

ed by the sights and sounds of the approaching holidays, we are reminded again that our lives have changed forever. Grief that has settled into a slightly more comfortable place, or LARGER routine in our life, may suddenly intensify,” Larger said. “One may feel disconnected from the people and events around us.” Event participants may light a candle in remembrance and take the candle home to be lit as a lasting

reminder of hope and love on those special days throughout the year, according to Larger. “A candle is the symbol of light and is universal in representing hope,” Larger said. “Candles are placed on a birthday cake in honor of life. Candles are lit at funerals as we acknowledge a death. In lighting a memorial candle, one honors the precious memories of their loved one and the love that was shared.”

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Fruit sales under way COVINGTON — The Covington junior class is selling fresh fruit through Nov. 8. For those not contacted by a class member, but are interested in ordering, call Mary Baskerville at Covington High School at (937) 473-5393. No orders will be taken after Nov. 15.

Holiday bazaar set at center TROY — The Troy Senior Citizens Center, 134 N. Market St., Troy, will have a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at the center. The event also will include a rummage sale, baked goods and lunch stand.

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

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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 Daily Gazette, Schenectady, N.Y., on repaying student loans: Loan debt incurred by the average college student jumped to a record $26,500 last year, 5 percent over 2010, so new Obama administration rules aimed at easing payback schedules are welcome. The only problem, according to a report published recently, is that the one-size-fits-all rules will end up benefiting people with high incomes disproportionately more than those with low ones. That’s not how it should be. One of the president’s big campaign talking points is about helping the middle class. The new rules — which reduce the percentage of discretionary income factored into loan repayment schedules, as well as the length of the repayment term — would certainly do that. But according to an analysis by the New America Foundation independent think tank, they would help people with high incomes the most and those with low incomes the least. Starting this month for some recipients, instead of capping monthly payments at 15 percent of income, they will be capped at just 10 percent; and instead of forgiving the principal after 25 years of payments, it will do so after just 20. Smaller payments over shorter time frames mean larger bills for the government. And that might not be so bad if the arrangement were structured to help people who need it most; instead, it’s tailored so students who borrow the most and make more money (i.e. graduate students) pay proportionally the least. The foundation report claims the skewed arrangement has emboldened financial planners to encourage graduate students to borrow to the max, pay the smallest they can get away with, then walk away after 20 years, leaving the government holding the bag. Clearly, the rules need to be changed so that a lawyer or other professional earning well into six figures is not allowed to do that. The Post and Courier of Charleston on U.S. cybersecurity: The failure of Congress and American industry to take the threat of cyber-attack seriously has put the nation in a “pre-9/11” situation where it might face a crippling “cyber Pearl Harbor” from an attack by another nation or by terrorists. That is the dire view Defense Secretary Leon Panetta delivered recently in a speech to business executives. He singled out Iran, a nation smarting under U.S.-led economic sanctions and a victim of cyber-attacks on its nuclear industry, as a nation that “has undertaken a concerted effort to use cyberspace to its advantage.” Panetta said an Internet attack on the computer control systems that operate them could derail trains carrying passengers or dangerous cargoes, contaminate the water supply of major cities and turn off electrical power across the country. “Such a destructive cyber-terrorist attack could virtually paralyze the nation,” he warned. An escalation of the cyber threat to the U.S. and its allies occurred in August, he said, when a computer virus called Shamoon was used to attack the Saudi Arabian state oil company, effectively destroying an estimated 30,000 computers containing vital company information. There was a similar attack on a major energy company in Qatar. Consumer Web operations of some major U.S. banks also were disrupted Whoever wins the presidential race — and the House and Senate elections — on Nov. 6 should make addressing this growing menace a high priority.

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Obamacare is not fair To the Editor: It is commendable that President Obama stands on WHAT IS FAIR. And what better time to practice fairness than with the Affordable Health Care, or Obamacare as it is commonly known. A new federal health program for ALL people WITH EQUAL PARTICIPATION — NOW THAT IS FAIR. However, Congress, with a Democratic majority, voted to adopt a health care program for all Americans — except Congress, the president, postal workers, the military and all federal employees. IS THAT FAIR? In addition, exceptions have been granted to Dish Networks, and Universal Orlando and big labor organizations from the AFL-CIO to the CWA to the SEIU and the states Maine, New Hampshire and Nevada. In addition, the following unions are exempted: Teamsters Local 485 Health and Welfare Fund in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Detroit and Vicinity Trowel Trades Health and Welfare Fund; Communications Workers of America (CWA) local 1182, Security Benefits Fund; CWA Local 1183 Health and Welfare Fund; Bakers Union and Food Employees Labor Relations Association Health and Welfare Fund; Service Employees International Union Healthcare; Illinois Home Care and Child Care Fund; United Food and Commercial Workers San Diego Employers Health and Welfare Trust; Welfare Fund of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 15,15A,15C,15D, AFL-CIO United Steelworkers Local 101318; Health and Welfare Trust Fund United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices; Local198 AFL-CIO Health and Welfare Fund; Teamsters Local 617 Welfare Fund in Ridgefield, N.J.; Teamsters Local 734 Welfare Fund, Chicago, Ill.; Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 60; Health and Welfare Fund New York State Nurses Welfare Plan for New York City Employed Registered Professional Nurses. Nancy Pelosi and company deny any preferential treatment for waiver beneficiaries. And while Pelosi was extolling the virtues of Obama Care, eight local businesses in San Francisco received exceptions, courtesy of Nance Pelosia. IS THIS FAIR? With all the exemptions to Obama Care, payment for this program will fall on the middle class, non-union Americans and retirees. Seems as if Obama’s idea of FAIRNESS

is based on his perceptionin certain situations. What a hypocrite. End Obama Care. Now, that is FAIR FOR ALL AMERICANS. — John Soutar Troy

Vote Welbaum for appeals judge To the Editor: Jeff Welbaum is the ideal candidate for judge in the 2nd District Court of Appeals. I know Jeff Welbaum and have work worked alongside him in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for nearly two years. He is honest, smart, straight-forward, passionate, and committed to justice and to protecting Ohio families. He and his wife Peg, who have been married for more than 30 years, have been dedicated to their Miami Valley community from Welbaum’s earliest days as Miami County Prosecutor. He cares about our community and about doing all he can to ensure that justice is served. Jeff Welbaum is experienced and talented, having spent more than 16 years as a common pleas court judge. He has received countless endorsements, ranging from the Montgomery County FOP to the Buckeye Firearms Association to local sheriffs and other law enforcement groups. The Miami County Bar Association members’ poll named Welbaum as the preferred candidate by a margin of 54 to 10 and found him well qualified by a margin of 59 to 15 compared to his opponent. I am proud to vote for Jeff Welbaum. He is a good person. He is a man of great integrity. He is no-nonsense. And he is the right person to be elected as the next judge of the 2nd District Court of Appeals. — Ann O’Donnell Yellow Springs

Vote Adams for state rep To the Editor: I am an independent conservative. For over 25 years, I have worked with the Ohio Dental Association to represent dentistry’s position on patient care to our state’s senators and representatives in annual meetings during the dental association’s “Day at the Statehouse.” For all those years, I have been impressed with both the Democrat and Republican legislators with whom I have spoken. They all would sit down with me, pull out a pad of paper, and

make notes on dentistry’s concerns — and then follow up to smooth our way to improve the care we provide our patients. However, over the last few months, I have been deeply involved with Representative Adams in my personal project to provide a preventive approach to improve the dental health of Miami County’s poor by completely changing our approach from continual repair (fillings, extractions, etc.) to a preventive approach in order to improve their health and reduce the cost while to the government. I had presented this approach to our legislators since 1992. Their response was concern, one or two meetings, and then a resigned final meeting stating that Medicaid is so large, complex, and rule bound nothing could be done. Then, I sat down with Representative Adams. He listened, just as all the other legislators had. He arranged a meeting at my office with himself and two senior Caresource people who are knowledgeable about dental Medicaid, just as most of the other legislators had. Then things changed. Representative Adams kept working with me. He added Senator Beagle, state Medicaid officials, a representative of Governor Kasich, and two senior state Medicaid people to our meetings. Representative Adams chaired these meetings. Over the years, I have sat on many boards and chaired a few; however, only two or three times have I been privileged to watch a master facilitator at work. He had the foresight to see the possibilities in my proposal, the power and influence to get the right people in the room to evaluate it, and the common sense to convene the meetings. He stated what he hoped to accomplish to start out these meetings and just sat back and listened while his legislative aide, Ashley, took detailed notes. When he sensed we had gone as far as we could that day, he would smoothly regain control, thank everyone, and set the goals for the next meeting. This is an on going process. I don’t know how it will turn out; however, I wanted the people of Miami County to know my experience. Representative Adams has a rare blend of skills and experience that makes him perfectly suited to be our legislator. I hope you will agree with me and return him to the Ohio House to continue to represent us in this extraordinary manner.

TechTv/G4 latest victim of ‘broadening appeal’ Fans of the network have known this was coming for a long time. But it still doesn’t make the official announcement any less painful. G4 — formerly known as TechTV and even before that ZDTV — announced Friday that it was putting the axe to X-Play and Attack of the Show in two months, sweeping the final remnants of the network that used to be the go-to destination for news about video games, computers, technology and all that is nerdy out the door. The long, sad saga of G4/TechTV is a prime example of everything that can — and will — go wrong every time corporate interests that don’t truly understand a niche product get involved and try to “broaden its appeal.” ZDTV kicked off in 1998, then became TechTV in 2000. With its focus on computers and video games — including shows reviewing and demoing various games and gadgets as well as call-in shows for help repairing or servicing them — the network garnered a large following amongst the so-called geek population. Even though, at the time, a competitor existed in G4, the audience knew which channel was genuine and catered to them rather than looking to just make a buck off of things they’re interested in.

Josh Brown Sunday Columnist And then Comcast — the largest cable provider in the country, which also owned G4 — cheated. Seeing that it was kicking its own property’s butt, it used its strengths as a major company and took TechTV off of its service. The move was designed to devalue TechTV so that the corporate overlords at Comcast could buy it from the little people that actually cared about and were knowledgeable about the subject matter, absorb it and pervert it into what they thought it should be. And so the two networks “merged,” but G4 was never what TechTV was. Still, though, a couple of holdovers remained. The TechTV show Screen Savers — one of its most popular — lived on in the form of Attack of the Show, and X-Play — a video game review show — was

the only show to survive the merger with its title and format intact. Many of the TechTV writers and producers were canned in favor of the loyal G4 staffers already there, though, and only a few of the TechTV on-air personalities survived. And they were the only reason to continue watching after the merge. Well, that and it was literally the only channel to even slightly cater to gamers and tech nerds — groups that spend big, big sums of money every year. But instead of respecting the audience and its desires, the corporate overlords always seemed to demean them. Instead of existing because of the quality content, the network became dominated by advertising — and the hosts of the shows were forced to grovel before the advertisers. The content suffered, and the viewers tuned out. And instead of moving to fix the problems, the overlords decided instead to just run old reruns of COPS and Cheaters nonstop, leaving maybe two or three hours of actual original programming per day. And now the network is officially killing all of its gaming- and techrelated programming, instead choosing to model itself as a GQ magazine for men, leaving gamers in a vacuum

with no programming for them at all on traditional TV. The most recent episode of the Indoor Kids — a brilliant podcast where the very funny host husbandwife of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon get guests to play video games with them — had former XPlay head writer Guy Branum on, and he hit the problem on the head, talking about how the meetings with corporate were always “a bunch of 50-year-olds telling a bunch of 20year-olds what 20-year-olds want to see. And the execs always wanted to talk down to the people who are watching the shows, and they were always scared of putting people who actually know about the subject matter on television because they don’t look ‘cool’ enough.” It’s just sad to see that kind of exec — which has murdered many, many other things I love in the name of “broadening its appeal” — do it one more time. Farewell, TechTV. Hopefully someone out there will want to pay the terrific people that made you what you were in the first place to do what you’re so good at. Because, unfortunately, that’s just the way this idiotic world works.

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TIMOTHY WILSON BUCK A memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Tabernacle of Praise Church, 7390 State Route 202, Charleston, Ohio, with Pastor Lanny Kelly officiating. Condolences may be expressed at www.RogersFuneralHomes.c om.

TROY — Timothy Wilson Buck, 54, of Troy, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister. Tim is survived by his grandson, Adrian; two daughters, Victoria and Rebekah; sister, Nan (Dale) Still; and other friends and family.

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Phyllis J. Kinnison Phyllis J. (Smith) Kinnison, age 84 of Tipp City, Ohio died Thursday, October 25, 2012. Funeral services will be held on Saturday November 3, 2012 at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St. Tipp City, OH 45371. Burial to

follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City. • James F. Kerg James F. Kerg Sr., 82, Sidney, Ohio died on Friday, October 26, 2012. Private services. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney, Ohio is handling the funeral arrangements.

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Ryan stops in Ohio Says Obama doesn’t deserve second term the cold factory floor of Gradall Industries in eastern Ohio. “And we don’t have to.” Ryan set out on his 400mile tour of Ohio under gray skies and rain, beginning a swing where he would lay the blame for the nation’s struggling economy solely at Obama’s doorstep. While Ohio has an unemployment rate lower than the national average, Ryan has argued that the state’s relative fortunes are despite Obama, not because of him. “He can’t run on his record. The Obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped; it failed because it was passed,” Ryan said. Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin and the top Republican budget writer in the House, said voters need to consider how they want to feel when they wake up the day after the election. “Think about Nov. 7. Think about how you will feel the next morning when you wake up and turn on the TV,” Ryan said. “Are we going to have four more

“We have lost over 600,000 manufacturing jobs just in the last four years, 38,000 in just the last two months,” Ryan said. He also sought to connect personally with the local voters, comparing this Appalachian region to his hometown of Janesville, Wis. “Where I come from is so similar to here in New Philadelphia,” he said. “We were kind of a one-factory town.” Then, the General Motors plant there closed and residents who counted on good-paying jobs to always be available had to take lower-paying jobs. He cited a friend who went from making $25 an hour with benefits to $9 an hour without. “That’s the story of the American economy right now,” Ryan said. “That’s the story that will end on Nov. 6 when we turn this thing around.” Ryan even employed sports to win over voters. “We come from Big Ten country,” he said to applause before turning to the University of Wisconsin-Ohio State rivalry. “I’m just happy the Badgers and Buckeyes play after the election.” 2326094

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years like the last four years? Are we going to wait four years before we have real change?” Time, for sure, is ticking for Romney and Ryan. Polls show the race close here and both campaigns’ internal polls show Romney’s uptick slowing or stalled. The GOP ticket needs another boost if it is to overtake Obama, who has an advantage in the number of staffers in this state and his efforts to bank thousands of votes early. “As Ohio goes, so goes America. I think you know that,” Ryan said in Zanesville, repeating the reminder that no Republican has ever won the presidency without Ohio. To that end, Ryan is appealing in purely parochial terms, promising a revived economy if the GOP ticket prevails. “Thank you for making the American manufacturing sector proud,” he said in a region that once was a hub but has struggled in recent years. He blamed Obama for losses in the manufacturing sector, ignoring the larger economic slowdown that had reduced demand for goods and China’s rising role in that area.

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• BASEBALL: Troy High School baseball will hold a parents boosters meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Troy High School cafeteria. • SOFTBALL: The Miami County Flames select softball team is looking to add two more players to the 14U Ateam. If interested, please contact General Manager Ginetta Thiebeau at gthiebeau@seniorindependence.org or call (937) 570-7128. • VOLLEYBALL: Team Atlantis Volleyball Club is holding tryouts at Minster Junior High School Sunday. For ages 10-12 and under, the tryout will be from 8:30-10 a.m., for 13 and under will be from 10:30a.m. to noon and for 14 and under from 12:30-2 p.m. • BASEBALL: Coach Frosty Brown will be starting his winter 2012 private lesson season on Nov. 14. Lessons are $20 for each 30 minutes. For more information, go to www.frostybrownbaseball.com, e-mail him at ibrown@woh.rr.com or call him at (937) 339-4383. • SOCCER: There will be tryouts for a Piqua boys U13 select soccer team for the 2013 MVYSA spring season from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Pitsenbarger Sports Complex near the soccer concession stand. Players’ birthdays must be between Aug. 1, 1999 and July 31, 2001. Please bring a size ‘5’ ball, one white t-shirt and one black t-shirt. For more information, call Jamie Powers at 773-8694. • BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: Extra Innings Troy and Louisville Slugger are sponsoring a winter hitting league for baseball and softball for age groups 10u, 13u, and 14-18. The league begins the weekend of Nov. 3 for eight weekends, plus a championship tournament. Games for the 10u and 13u will be held on Saturdays at Extra Innings Troy, while 14 and over games will be played on Sunday afternoons. Individual cost is $85 or $175 per team of 3. For more information, get online at www.extrainnings-troy.com or call at (937) 339-3330. • SUBMIT-A-TIP: To submit an item to the Troy Daily News sports section, please contact Josh Brown at jbrown@tdnpublishing.com or Colin Foster at cfoster@tdnpublishing.com.

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Trojans fall to Firebirds at district BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor jbrown@tdnpublishing.com First sectional title, first district title, regional, state — the Miami East Vikings accomplished a lot of firsts last year. This season, as the reigning Division III State champions look to defend their title, Miami East coach John Cash wants to make sure they stop, appreciate and celebrate every step along the way, just like they did last year. “Oh no, that’s one of the things we’ve talked about — enjoying the moment,” Cash

MIAMI COUNTY said. “We compared it to the fall and how the leaves turn all these gorgeous colors. But you only get that for a few days, and if you’re not paying attention, you will miss it.” If winning championships is like the changing of the leaves, Miami East did some yard work Saturday. The Vikings made short work of the Taylor Yellowjackets — the same team they defeated when STAFF PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER they won their first district title on the same floor last year — Miami East’s Sam Cash (33) and Leah Dunivan (41) go up for a block Saturday during their Division III District final against Taylor ■ See VOLLEYBALL on A10 at Tippecanoe.

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Shock and awe Eagles strike early, win district title BY JAMES FREEMAN Sports Intern Every minute matters when it comes to the district championship. Games can be won or lost all in a 60-second stretch. Troy Christian proved that with its 2-1 Division III District final victory over Hamilton Badin on Saturday night in Bellbrook. The Eagles were able to strike first five minutes into the game when Lydia Demmitt scored off a Lauren Peters assist. Demmitt

BELLBROOK received the ball on the left side of the goal and slowly touched it past the Ram goalkeeper McKenzie Eagan. A mere one minute later, Troy Christian was at it again when Morgan Haddad made a run and had a one-on-one opportunity against Eagan. She sent a shot between Eagan’s legs and gave Troy Christian an early 2-0 lead. “We were fortunate to get a game tape and we saw how they played,” Troy Christian coach Brian Peters said. “We trained all week long, and it’s just one of

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WEDNESDAY Volleyball Division IV Regional Semifinal at Butler Lehman vs. Fort Loramie (7:30 p.m.) THURSDAY Volleyball Division III Regional Semifinal at Fairmont Miami East vs. CHCA (6 p.m.)

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Tippecanoe’s Sam Wharton climbs a hill Saturday during the Division I Regional meet at Troy.

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Wharton wins regional, more qualify for state BY COLIN FOSTER Associate Sports Editor cfoster@tdnpublishing.com A Tippecanoe cross country fan held up a sign that read “Superman wears Sam Wharton’s pajamas.” It was Wharton’s uncle. Whatever the meaning behind the sign, it seemed appropriate considering what the senior has meant to the program during the last four years. “That’s my uncle. He’s a hooligan,” Wharton said. “I love him, though. He comes out and supports us every meet.”

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Miller clutch in win over Penn St. Fake. Hop. Dive. Touchdown! Braxton Miller does stuff you can’t teach, and No. 9 Ohio State is riding its Heisman Trophy contender to memorable season despite the limitations. Miller ran for 134 yards and accounted for three touchdowns a week after getting knocked out of a game, leading the Buckeyes to a 35-23 victory against Penn State on Saturday. See Page A11.

Wharton — who was the Division I runner-up at state last season — hadn’t been beat entering Saturday’s Division I Regional meet in Troy, and it stayed that way. Wharton emerged with another firstplace finish in a time of 15:37.87. “I made my move at about the mile-and-a-half mark on the backside of the levee,” Wharton said. “I saw the race was playing out how I wanted it too. I didn’t want to exert too much energy because I thought it would be a Troy’s Branden Nosker realizes that he will qualify for the state meet as he nears the finish line Saturday during the Division I ■ See REGIONAL on A11 Regional meet at Troy.

2nd straight trip ends in 3-0 loss BY JAMES FREEMAN Sports Intern As the Troy players received their runner-up medals on Saturday, coach Michael Rasey hugged each of his nine seniors. This was their second trip to the Division I District final in as many years, and they came up short once, again falling to Mason 3-0 at Lakota East High School.

LIBERTY TWP. “Making it to this point two years in a row is a testament to how hard these girls worked,” Rasey said. “We set a number of goals for ourselves this entire year — and we met every single one of those goals. When you make it to this level, you know you are going to be playing some stellar competition.” The first 30 minutes of the game were a grind. Neither team could establish their differing styles of play. Mason wanted to utilize the speed of their forwards by giving through-balls and having them outrun the

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Denny Hamlin wins trucks race at Martinsville The victory Saturday was Hamlin’s second in the series, both on NASCAR’s oldest track. It came after he missed the drivers’ meeting because it conflicted with the final minutes of Sprint Cup practice, and had to start at the rear of the field.

WEEK 10 RESULTS Piqua 14, Troy 0 Troy Piqua 2 First Downs 18 4 Yards Rushing 246 45 Yards Passing 54 5-14 Comp.-Att. 7-12 1 Interceptions Thrown 0 2-1 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 4-55 Penalties-Yards 10-75 6-33.8 Punts-Average 2-24.8 Scoring Summary Piqua – Ryan Hughes 3-yard run (Josh Holfinger kick). Piqua – Hughes 1-yard run (Holfinger kick). Score by Quarters Troy.................0 0 0 0 – 0 Piqua..............0 7 0 7 – 14 Individual Statistics ■ Rushing: Troy — Matt Barr 1-1, Nick Zimmer 2-(-10), Miles Hibbler 5-5, Brandon Lee 2-0, Tre Whitson 2-8. Piqua — Justice Young 9-18, Tate Honeycutt 1-0, Luke Karn 1-8, Austin Covault 19-126, Hughes 21-85, Trent Yeomans 3-9. ■ Receiving: Troy — Fred Whitson 1-8, Zimmer 1-7, Anthony Shoop 1-12, Seth Perdziola 2-18. Piqua — Honeycutt 1-4, Covault 1-8, Hughes 2-11, Holfinger 1-15, Cody Combs 2-16. ■ Passing: Troy — Barr 5-141 45. Piqua — Young 7-12-0 45. ■ Records:Troy 4-6, 2-3; Piqua 6-4, 3-2.

Miami East 50, National Trail 15 Scoring Summary ME — Michael Fellers 5-yard run (Fellers kick). ME — Colton McKinney 8yard run (Fellers kick). NT — Devin Mize 65-yard pass from Garrett Griffin (kick failed). ME — Fellers 88-yard kickoff return (Fellers kick). ME — Kevin Jackson 3-yard run (Fellers kick). ME — Team safety. ME — Jackson 6-yard run (Fellers kick). ME — McKinney 34-yard run (Fellers kick). ME — Jackson 7-yard interception return (Fellers kick). NT — Team safety. NT — Lucas Shook 5-yard run (Kevin Van Dyke kick). Score by Quarters NT ...................6 0 0 9 – 15 ME .................21 23 6 0 – 50 ■ Records: National Trail 6-4, 5-4; Miami East 7-3, 7-2.

Bethel 43, Mississinawa Valley 0 Score by Quarters Miss. Valley....0 0 0 0 – 0 Bethel ...........16 7 13 7 – 43 Scoring Summary Bethel — Mason Kretzer 30yard run (Brandon Garlough kick). Bethel — Gus Schwieterman 15-yard run (Garlough kick). Bethel — Team safety. Bethel — Kretzer 29-yard run (Garlough kick). Bethel — Kretzer 65-yard run (Garlough run). Bethel — Kretzer 2-yard run (kick failed). Bethel — Derrick Diddle 24yard run (James Pelphrey Kick). ■ Records: Mississinawa Valley 0-10, 0-9; Bethel 5-5, 4-5.

Springfield Shawnee 20, Tippecanoe 14 Tippecanoe Shawnee 9 First Downs 14 131 Yards Rushing 314 40 Yards Passing 5 2-6 Comp.-Att. 1-3 1 Interceptions Thrown 0 3-2 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 6-40 Penalties-Yards 6-55 5-38.8 Punts-Average 3-15.3 Scoring Summary Shaw – Alex McCrory 15yard run (Kaitlin Gregory kick). Tipp – Cameron Johnson 35yard pass from Ben Hughes (Taylor Clark kick). Shaw – Drew Young 54-yard run (Gregory kick). Tipp – Jacob Hall 13-yard run (Clark kick). Shaw – Clay Phillips 20-yard interception return (kick blocked). Score by Quarters Tipp ................0 7 7 0 – 14 Shawnee........7 7 6 0 – 20 Individual Statistics ■ Rushing: Springfield Shawnee — McCrory 28-187, Young 5-64, Tyler Bostick 16-55, J.D. Davis 3-6, Jalen Nelson 12. Tippecanoe — Hall 22-78, Johnson 9-21, Hughes 8-32. ■ Receiving: Springfield Shawnee — David Barnett 1-5. Tippecanoe — Johnson 2-40. ■ Passing: Springfield Shawnee — Bostick 1-3-0 5. Tippecanoe — Hughes 2-6-1 40. ■ Records: Tippecanoe 8-2, 3-2; Springfield Shawnee 7-3, 4-1.

Milton-Union 48, Northridge 0 Scoring Summary M-U — Tyler Brown 31-yard run (Nick Fields kick). M-U — David Karns 30-yard run (Fields kick). M-U — Karns 7-yard run (Fields kick). M-U — Joe Thoele 63-yard run (Fields kick). M-U — Thoele 6-yard run (run failed). M-U — Brown 35-yard run (Fields kick). M-U — Sam Niswonger 45yard interception return (Fields kick). Score by Quarters M-U ................21 27 0 0 – 48 Northridge.....0 0 0 0 – 0 ■ Records: Milton-Union 8-2, 5-1; Northridge 1-9, 1-5.

Covington 45, Arcanum 13 Scoring Summary Covington — Troy Cron 58yard run (Bobby Alexander kick). Covington — Cron 20-yard run (kick failed). Covington — A.J. Oullette 65-yard punt return (Alexander kick). Covington — Ouellette 32yard run (kick failed). Covington — Oullette 15yard run (kick failed). Covington — Oullette 5-yard run (kick failed). Covington — Brandon Magee 39-yard run (Alexander kick). Arc — Byers 25-yard run (Dalton Lindemuth kick). Arc — Parker Buhrman 1yard run (kick failed). Score by Quarters Arcanum........0 0 7 6 – 13 Covington.....20 18 7 0 – 45 ■ Records: Arcanum 3-7, 27; Covington 10-0, 9-0.

The tricky layout proved more problematic for the championship contenders, and knocked Ty Dillon from the lead he has held since mid-September and seemed on his way to increasing. That was before Dillon, running sixth, cut a tire with 48 laps to go,

pole-sitter Timothy Peters is third, 25 points back. “The second half of practice we got better, and the second half of the race, we turned it around, too,” said Buescher, the series leader with four victories this season. “This team knows never to give up.”

Unofficially official 5 county teams appear playoff-bound; finalized today BY DAVID FONG Executive Editor fong@tdnpublishing.com While it won’t become official until the Ohio High School Athletic Association announces playoff pairings later today, it would appear as though more than half of Miami County’s nine varsity football teams are headed to the playoffs. According to the website www.joeeitel.com, which tracks computer points and playoff pairings, five Miami County teams — Tippecanoe, Milton-Union, Covington, Miami East and Bradford — are headed to the postseason. In Division II, Tippecanoe — which lost 20-14 to Springfield Shawnee Friday — managed to hold on to the eighth and final playoff spot on Region 8. As a result, Tippecanoe (8-2) will go on the road to take on top seed Cincinnati Turpin (10-0). Last season, the two teams met in the first round of the playoffs and Turpin came away with a 24-21 victory. In Division IV, MiltonUnion easily knocked off Northridge 48-0 Friday to hold onto the No. 7 playoff spot in Region 16. MiltonUnion (8-2) will travel to No. 2 seed Williamsport Westfall (9-1), which is located in Pickaway County. Last season in the playoffs, Milton lost to Waynesville in the first round. In Division V, Region 20, a pair of teams qualified for the

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Troy’s Seth Overla (86) and Ian Nadolny (40) converge on a Piqua ballcarrier Friday night at Piqua. postseason. Covington finished the season undefeated and ranked third in the region. As a result, the Buccaneers (10-0) will host No. 6 Dixie (7-3). Last season, Covington fell to Coldwater in the opening round of the playoffs. By virture of its win over National Trail Friday, Miami East (7-3) battled its way into the eighth and final playoff spot in Region 20. The Vikings will travel to undefeated Coldwater, which has won multiple state football championships. Miami East did not qualify for the play-

offs last season. Finally, in Division VI, Bradford will make its first playoff appearance in nearly 30 years. The Railroaders finished No. 6 in Region 24 and will travel to Marion Local (82), which, like Coldwater, has won multiple state championships. • FINAL TROY-PIQUA NOTES As there always is, there were several ancilliary events associated with this year’s Troy-Piqua battle. Piqua won the game — a Great American Rivalry

Series contest — but Troy won both the annual blood drive and fans’ chin-up challenge. Before the game, Troy’s Jason Manson and Piqua’s Justin Hemm were inducted into The Great American Rivalry Series Hall of Fame. Also before the game, Troy senior Ian Nadolny and Piqua senior Ben Crawford were honored as The Great American Rivlary Series scholar-athletes for having the highest grade point averages of any seniors on their respective teams.

front of the goal, but the Eagles prevented anyone from finishing. The Rams’ Annika Pater then faked out a Troy Christian defender by fakng a heel pass and then dribbling forward towards the goal, only to have her shot sail high. Midway through the second half, Badin finally capitalized on one of its many opportunities. Madi Kah hit a 25-yard shot that soared over Riviello’s head and into the back of the net with 20 minutes to play. “They came out hard in the second half,” Peters said. “We weren’t winning possession in the midfield.” The pressure continued to mount after the goal as Badin hoped to punch in a second goal quickly — much like Troy Christian had earlier. With the intensity picking up, nobody noticed that the clock operator had failed

to start the clock after the last goal. When the clock was final started, Badin elected to take their keeper off the field to put another field player on the pitch. Kate Bach wore a yellow penny as she took the field to show that she was the goalkeeper, but she was rarely near the goal as she pushed the Rams up to midfield. The decision didn’t work out as coach Steve Tabar had hoped, and Badin failed to score the equalizer. As the time ticked away to zero, Troy Christian began celebrating and the bench stormed the field. The players lined up on the field for the presentation ceremony and when Lauren Peters received her medal she turned to her team and ran down the line, screaming in happiness with her team. “Words can’t speak how big this win was,” Peters

said. “We started training the first Monday in June, and this was our goal.” Troy Christian now faces Madeira — a 3-2 winner over Springfield Catholic Central — Tuesday night at Hamilton. • Division II District Indian Hill 4, Tippecanoe 0 WEST CHESTER — The Tippecanoe Red Devils saw their season come to an end Saturday night at Lakota West in the Division II District title game, falling to Indian Hill 4-0. • Division III District Summit Country Day 1, Lehman 0 MONROE — The Lehman Cavaliers — who knocked off Miami East 2-0 in the sectional title game earlier in the week — fell in the Division III District title game 1-0 to Summit Country Day Saturday at Monroe.

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Eagles ■ CONTINUED FROM A8 those things where it worked for us. When you put all the time and effort in and it actually works — it’s great.” The game played even after the two quick goals, and the Rams were not going to go down without a fight. With seven minutes remaining in the half, Badin looked as if it was about to cut the lead in half. Troy Christian goalkeeper Karli Riviello was having trouble holding onto a ball, and a scramble ensued inside the penalty box. When the dust settled, Troy Christian had somehow cleared the ball out of the area to prevent a goal. Badin continued the pressure in the second half when Malia Berkely showed off some fancy footwork as she moved the ball to the right flag. She sent a cross in

Trojans reason to cheer. Alex Niehoff received a cross and as she settled it to her feet, a Troy defender slipped and fell. Niehoff hit a shot past Blakley to give Mason a 1-0 lead. Mason had another opportunity just before the end of the half when Chloe Knue sped past the Troy defense. She only had the keeper to beat, but Blakley made a beautiful save. That would prove to be Blakley’s final save of the game when she collided with Mason’s Sami Rutowski. The hit earned Rutowski a yellow card and Mackenzie Schulz came in to replace Blakley. “It was tough to lose her,” Rasey said. “But we have two great goalkeepers. You never want to see anyone get hurt, but knowing that when one goes down we have another girl

gled to get his truck working right, and at one point, he was running 28th himself. He also went a lap down, but got it back as the “lucky dog” on a restart, and rallied to finish sixth, good enough to take to lead. Dillon is second, and

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■ CONTINUED FROM A8 defense. “They have a dynamic attack,” Rasey said. “They have three forwards better than anyone we have seen all year.” Troy, more of a possession-oriented team, tried to pass the ball around the defense to the point of exhaustion. With 17 minutes remaining, Troy’s defense misplayed the ball, and that ball found the feet of Mason’s Rachel Holloway — and she took a shot that went to the right of the Trojan goalkeeper Amanda Blakley. The Mason fans who made the short trip north erupted in applause, but they failed to notice that the shot also went to the right of the goal, as well. It only took eight minutes for Mason to give their fans a meaningful

spent significant time on pit road and finished 28th, and fell 21 points behind James Buescher. Buescher, who started the day one point behind Dillon, seemed to be the one who was going to take a big hit for the first half of the race. His team strug-

to put in who is just as good helps us out.” Mason was able to enjoy the benefit of the wind in the second half as they increased their lead when Demi Moses hit a shot from 25 yards out off the left post and into the goal. Another long shot by Rutowski went for a goal to give Mason a 3-0 advantage. The loss was disappointing to the Trojans, but they were proud of all they have accomplished this season. “This group of seniors led the team two straight years to the district finals, and finally winning the (Greater Western Ohio Conference) North championship,” Rasey said. “We were shattering records this year, and this team certainly accomplished great things.”

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Miami East’s Angie Mack serves during Saturday’s match against Taylor. ■ CONTINUED FROM A8 once again raking them in three easy games, 25-7, 259, 25-14 to earn a spot in Thursday’s regional semifinal round. Miami East’s service game was simply too much for Taylor to handle as the Yellowjackets never truly got into any semblance of an organized offense. In fact, all of the points Taylor scored on its own on blocks or kills in the whole match could be counted on two hands — with a thumb left over. “We knew if we put pressure on them with our serve that they’d struggle with that,” Cash said. “We figured we’d throw the kitchen sink at them, but we ended up not showing everything. We just did what we needed to do to take away their big hitters. And when they gave us free balls, we wanted to score as quickly as possible — and we did that.” And while it’s senior Abby Cash — the Cross County Conference Player of the Year — that has three career 25-0 service games, Saturday it was junior sister Sam Cash going on long serving runs. Sam Cash took over with the score 6-3 in the first game — and quickly turned it into a 14-3 lead. Angie Mack ran off four straight a bit later, and Abby Cash finished off the game with three straight, including an ace on game point. In Game 2, it was 11-6 when Sam Cash got hold of the serve, and she didn’t let it go until the score was 20-6, forcing Taylor to burn both of its timeouts. “Now I know what Abby feels like when she does that — tired,” Sam Cash said with a laugh. “I feel more accomplished about it, though. I changed my serve at the beginning of the season, and I was consistent early on. I’ve worked at it, and now I can get it in most of the time.” “We thought she had a favorable rotation when she got the serve,” John Cash said. “We knew she would have a five-six seam all night long, and if she could keep them on that side of the floor it would bottleneck their offense — which it did.” Taylor, meanwhile, had a grand total of five kills and one block during those first two games, with many of its points coming on Miami East service or hitting errors due to the Vikings’ aggressiveness — something that paid off in the end. “Part of our gameplan was to take things away that they like to do and force them into making errors, and that’s going to frustrate a team,” John Cash said. “When a team keeps coming at you and

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Miami East’s Abby Cash (40) and Ashley Current (32) go up for a block during a Division III District final against Taylor at Tippecanoe High School Saturday. coming at you from all angles like we can, it’s tough to pick something to do to fight back.” Miami East trailed for the first and only time at 2-1 early in the third game after consecutive service and hitting errors, but a blast from Leah Dunivan set off a six-point service run by Allie Millhouse, including two aces. Taylor’s bench erupted late in the game when the Jackets reached double digits for the first time in the match, but Dunivan quickly silenced them with a booming kill. Two more Dunivan kills and a block by Ashley Current made it 22-11, and Sam Cash beat down a vicious kill off the side of a Taylor player’s leg that drew sheepish grins. Mack gave the Vikings match point at 24-13 with a kill, and one point later Abby Cash put the match away. Miami East’s Allison Morrett passes the ball as teamThe Vikings advance to mate Allie Millhouse (1) looks on Saturday against face Cincinnati Hills Taylor. Christian Academy — which defeated Mariemont day, we made a lot of tremendous year full of great achievements. in four earlier in the day — errors. “We had a great sea“We believed we could Thursday at Fairmont. Before preparing for win, but to do that, three son,” Owen said. “The girls that, though, John Cash things had to happen. We accomplished all the goals wants to make sure his needed to prepare — which they wanted too. We won team admires the leaves … we did that all week long. the GWOC North, winning Second, we needed to exe- the GWOC tournament before bagging them up. “We’re a lot like that cute, and third, we needed was big and we made it (the fall leaves) — in that Lakota West to make some back to district — which is not everybody is doing the errors. But those last two what we wanted to do after things we’re doing,” he were kind of flip-flopped. not getting there last year. said. “I want to make sure We made a lot of mistakes, Our goal was to get back to the girls step back and and Lakota didn’t. Those district, and we accomenjoy everything they’re last two pieces of the puz- plished that. All of us accomplishing. Because zles had to happen, but it coaches are super proud of that.” you never know when it didn’t go that way.” And despite the loss of Troy’s offense simply could be over. I don’t want didn’t click the way it had four key seniors in Selby, them to miss anything.” during its 11-game win- the Rice sisters and • Division I District Monnier, the Trojans have Lakota West 3, Troy 0 ning streak. “Basically, we didn’t plenty of contributors LEBANON — Troy set its sights progressively pass well,” Owen said. “We returning next season — higher and higher got progressively better as now with district experithroughout the season as the match went on, but our ence. “It was good for these they achieved goal after passers, who have been so solid all year, just weren’t girls to get to district and goal. Saturday in the consistent. And our hitting see what it takes to play at Division II District final at percentage was awful. In this level,” Owen said. • Division IV District Lebanon, the Trojans final- Game 1, we hit 0 percent Lehman 3, Russia 1 ly found one they couldn’t — we had the same TROY — Lehman had amount of errors as kills. check off their list. Troy (20-5) didn’t have In Game 2, it was 6 per- won 19 straight district heading into two of the three things cent and in Game 3 it was titles that it needed to happen 29 percent, so we got bet- Saturday’s D-IV matchup go its way Saturday ter. But we like to be in the with Russia at Troy High School. against Lakota West, giv- mid-30s.” Cavalier coach Greg Jenna Selby finished ing the Firebirds too many opportunities and not the match with six kills, Snipes expected the 20th making many of its own in Emily Moser had six kills wouldn’t come so easy — a 25-12, 25-18, 25-19 loss and 11 digs, Lauren Freed and he was correct. Lehman was able to in the district champi- had five kills, 11 digs and an ace, Jen Monnier had persevere in the first meetonship game. “It’s frustrating when four kills, Jillian Ross had ing with former Cavalier you don’t play the way you a kill, Abby Brinkman had assistant Todd Wion and are capable of because I five digs, Cassie Rice had Russia 25-18, 12-25, 25-18, think that would have 17 digs and Mackenzie 25-10. Lehman (20-5) will play Fort Loramie in a been a pretty good match,” Rice had 20 assists. Still, the Trojans finish Butler D-IV Regional Troy coach Michelle Owen said. “As a whole for the what only can be called a semifinal Wednesday.

Detroit Tigers’ Jhonny Peralta tosses his helmet in air after he popped out in sixth inning of Game 3 of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants Saturday in Detroit

Tigers trail Giants 3-0 in World Series DETROIT (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong pitched out a bases-loaded jam by getting Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera to pop out, Gregor Blanco hit a go-ahead triple and San Francisco defeated the Detroit Tigers 2-0 Saturday night as the Giants took a commanding 3-0 World Series lead. Vogelsong became only the third pitcher to make four straight starts in a single postseason in which he allowed no more than one run, giving up five hits in 5 2-3 innings with four walks and three strikeouts. He induced double-play grounders to escape trouble in the first and third innings. Blanco hit a run-scoring triple off the wall in right-center field in the second inning against Anibal Sanchez and

scored on Brandon Crawford’s single. Detroit was 0 for 4 with runners in scoring position on the night and 1 for 11 in the Series. No team has ever lost the first three games and rebounded to win the title. Held scoreless in 18 straight innings, the Tigers have gotten little production from the middle of their order. Cabrera, the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years, is 2 for 8 with one RBI and Prince Fielder, signed to a $214 million contract in January, is 1 for 9 with no RBIs. While Detroit never trailed during its AL championship series sweep of the New York Yankees, the Tigers have not led in the World Series.

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Chargers, Browns hope to end skids CLEVELAND (AP) — True to their nickname, the San Diego Chargers have struck quickly and efficiently this season. Unfortunately, the Bolts have zapped themselves. Done in by too many turnovers, the Chargers blew second-half leads in their last two games, consecutive losses to New Orleans and Denver. The come-from-ahead defeats were made worse because they came on national TV with the whole league watching San Diego selfdestruct. So instead of being 5-1 and leading the AFC West by two games, San Diego enters Sunday’s game against Cleveland looking to snap its slide. “We just want to win,” Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said. “The last two games we’ve had two first halves about as good as you can have and then we’ve had two second halves about as bad as you can have, so I think it’s just a matter of collectively trying to put a complete game together. We need to get into a rhythm like we’ve been in these two games, like we know we can and

just be more consistent.” The Chargers (3-3) are coming off their bye week, which provided a chance for the players to regroup, for embattled coach Norv Turner to endure more heated scrutiny, and for the NFL to launch an investigation into whether any San Diego players have been using Stickum, a banned adhesive substance, during the season. The league’s only 1-6 team, Cleveland is struggling through another one of those seasons that ends with a coach getting fired, a front office overhauled and endless conjecture about what they should do in April’s draft. The Browns, though, have shown a feistiness all season and have been one or two plays away from victory. They’re close and they’re getting better. All that’s left is for them to start winning. “We’re in games,” said rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden, who has thrown two touchdown passes in each of his past three games. “We’re not getting blown out. We’re not a gimme.”

■ National Football League

Bengals search for missing offense during bye week CINCINNATI (AP) — Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden had bleary eyes as he analyzed video of the Bengals’ latest meltdown. A few hours later, it was still hard to take. “You don’t sleep,” Gruden said. “There’s not much sleep last night, that’s for sure.” A 24-17 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on

Sunday set up that sleepless night in Cincinnati, one that yielded a few clues about where the Bengals (34) are headed next. The main one: Either they fix the offense or they can forget about another playoff season. And it has to happen fast. The Bengals went into their bye on a three-game

losing streak that pushed them in the direction of another lost season. They’re just starting the tough part of the schedule — up next are Denver and the New York Giants — and they seem to be regressing by the week. Especially on offense. Cincinnati invested a lot of its hopes in the Dalton-toGreen connection. First-

round pick A.J. Green and second-rounder Andy Dalton led the Bengals to a 9-7 record and a wild card berth as rookies, such an impressive showing that they both reached the Pro Bowl. They expected to be even better the second time around. “I feel like I’m more advanced in this offense

than I was last year,” Dalton said this week. “I feel like I’ve got a better understanding of what’s all going on.” In the last three games, he’s looked a little lost. Dalton has thrown six interceptions during Cincinnati’s longest losing streak in two years. Dalton had a pair of INTs, including one that ended the

game, in a loss to Miami. He threw three more in a loss at Cleveland, including one that was returned for a touchdown. Dalton had the ball slip out of his hand as he tried to pull up on a throw against Pittsburgh, resulting in an interception that turned the game around. That gave him at least one in each of the first seven games.


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Regional ■ CONTINUED FROM A8 lot tossier on the bottom. It was actually pretty nice today. I was going to hold off on the first part of the race, but it was moving pretty well, so I just went. It worked out for me.” That, however, was just one of the highlights from the Red Devils’ big day. The Tippecanoe boys team rode strong performances by Wharton, Grant Koch and Ricky Andrews to a state berth. The Red Devils (164 points) edged Lakota East (167) for the fourth and final spot. Koch, who placed 26th in a time of 16:32.45, passed a ton of runners down the final stretch, which turned out to make all the difference when the final results were tallied. Andrews placed 33rd, finishing in a time of 16:39.82. Oscar Freyre got 51st with a time of 17:02.82, Mitch Poynter came in 71st (17:20.73), Michael Taylor placed 83rd (17:31.57) and Jay Schairbaum took 90th (17:37.71). “Other than the birth of my kids and my wedding, this is probably one of the most exciting days of my life,” Tippecanoe coach Byron Kimmel said with a laugh. “We knew we had a chance. When you have a front-runner like Sam Wharton to put a one of the board, you always have a chance. The guys did exactly what we thought we needed to do to get there, and we beat some really good teams. “You can’t say enough about Grant Koch’s kick. I think he got at least 15 places for us in the last 600 meters. We talked about that 600-meter mark being the key in the race. I measured it off yesterday, and we talked about how that was going to be the important part of the race, and it really was.” Tipp made the leap from Division II to Division I just last year. The Red Devils earned a trip to the regional last season but struggled against arguably the toughest region in the state. This year, though, it was their time. “I’m not going to lie; when it happened (transition to Division I), we were four boys over the limit,” Kimmel said. “I think we were the second smallest school in Division I. It was tough because we thought we had the potential to win a state title in Division II. It took us a year to kind of shake it off. “Last year, we were kind of just finding our way, but it’s a big jump. It’s a big jump. We’ve toughened our schedule up and worked harder in the summer than we ever have. Now we’re going to Columbus.” • Nosker Ready For State Close-up From 83rd to a state berth. If there was a movie written about Troy junior Branden Nosker, that may be the title. Nosker — along with the entire Troy squad — struggled mightily at

Troy freshman Rachel Davidson competes at the Division I Regional meet Saturday at Troy.

Troy senior Caitlin McMinn competes at the Division I Regional meet Saturday. regional last season, with Nosker placing 83rd overall. But this time around, Nosker stayed within striking distance of the lead pack and held on for a 12th-place finish (16:11.68). The top 16 advanced to state. “It was time to kick, man (coming down the final stretch),” Nosker said. “I was thinking it was now or never. It was a great feeling crossing that line. I just knew if I was going to make it, I had to stay up with the top group for the first two miles. That’s what I did. I died off a little bit, then at 2.5 I picked it up. “It’s amazing. I never thought I would do it. I got 83rd here last year. It’s just hard work — that beats everything.” Quite a difference a year makes. As a team, though, the Trojans finished 11th with 267 points. Senior Jon Osman placed 40th (16:46.60), Blake Guillozet got 58th (17:07.43), Josh Spayde finished 94th and Troy (17:41.06) Schultz placed 98th (17:43.39). Other finishers included Alex Meier (115th, 18:27.35) and Stephen Jones (122nd, 18:52.20). It wasn’t the best race Troy has ran all season, especially considering the fact Troy had its top five runners in under 17:10 when it placed second overall at the Greater Western Ohio Conference meet just a few weeks back. The Trojans had also competed closely all season with the likes of Centerville (third place), Tippecanoe and Lakota East (fifth). But for whatever reason, Saturday just wasn’t their day. St. Xavier — which had three of the meet’s top four finishers — won with 30 points. Mason placed second overall with 70. • Tipp Girls 7th Tippecanoe’s Allison Sinning is moving on to state after placing fifth overall (19:26.84) in Saturday’s Division II girls race. Her team, however, won’t be by her side. In one of the most competitive races of the day, the Red Devils placed seventh as a team with a score of 155. Eaton held on to fourth (130 points). Lexington won (47), Alter was second (104) and

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Tippecanoe’s Allison Sinning qualified for the state meet Saturday at the Division II Regional meet at Troy.

Miami East’s Meredith Wesco and Covington’s Carly Shell run side-by-side during the Division III Regional meet Saturday at Troy. Oakwood placed third (116). Sophomore Brinna Price was one spot away from qualifying in 17th (20:04.18). Following Price was Claudia Barhorst (32nd, 20:44.32), Emily Wolfe (44th, 21:00.63), Anna Klepinger (92nd, 22:18.95). Other finishers for Tipp were Meredith Coughlin (100th, 22:29.66)

and Katherine Wilcher (112th, 22:57.27). The Red Devils return everybody next season. • Troy Girls 13th Having seen what kind of competition is at the Division I Regional last season, the Troy girls knew it would be an uphill battle again this year. The Trojans finished 13th with a total of 311

points despite strong performances by freshman Rachel Davidson and senior Caitlyn McMinn. Mason ran away with the title (44 points). Centerville (94), Springboro (131) and Beavercreek (132) rounded out the state qualifiers. Davidson finished 36th (19:51.38) and McMinn placed 51st (20:16.95). Natalie Snyder took 71st (20:55), Cristina Dennison was 95th (21:35.77) and Lindsay Smith got 102nd (22:04.08). Katie-Grace Sawka placed 106th (22:17.01) and Megan Falknor finished 107th (22:47.95). • Division III Boys Lehman’s Joe Fuller made a name for himself Saturday in the Division III boys race. After an injury kept him out of the postseason last year, the junior capped off a great 2012 campaign by finishing fourth overall in a time of 16:44.38. And now, Fuller will compete in his first ever state meet. “I’ve never been to state before,” Fuller said. “I’m just going to see what I can do. Hopefully I’ll have a good meet. I’m just going to pray and see what I can do.” The Covington Buccs had their season come to an end, finishing eighth with a score of 210 points. Lane White led the Buccs in 22nd (17:38.21), Dustin Fickert (17:57.39) placed 40th, Alex Schilling took

42nd (17:59.51), Nate Dunn finished 67th (18:27.13) and Sam Sherman came in 99th (19:16.03). Also for the Buccs, Isaac Canan placed 104th (19:24.17) and Dale Brant was 119th (20:14.01). Newton freshman Brady McBride, who qualified as an individual, placed 56th in a time of 18:09.91. Summit Country Day was team champion with 34 points, Russia took runner-up (95 points), West Liberty-Salem was third (131) and Mariemont placed fourth (132). Versailles’ Sam Prakel won in a time of 16:00.43. • Division III Girls Covington and Miami East had their seasons come to a close on Saturday. The Buccs tallied a score of 265 to finish ninth, while the Vikings placed 12th with a score of 295. Freshman Carly Shell was the top finisher for Covington, missing the qualifying cut by nine spots in 25th (20:46.51). Hannah Retz was the second runner in for the Buccs, placing 61st (21:52.61). Jessie Shilt (72nd, 22:06.85), Heidi Cron (78th, 22:17.70), Casey Yingst (96th, 23:04.77), Heidi Snipes (97th, 23:05.12) and Julianna Yingst (116th, 25:07.24) were the other runners for Covington. For the Vikings, Meredith Wesco led the way in 28th (20:52.81), while Abigael Amheiser placed 55th (21:39.57), Abby Hawkins was 79th (22:17.72), Erin Augustus took 99th (23:07.69) and Sami Sands finished 101st (23:18.35). Renee DeFord placed 113th (24:54.15) and Meagan Caudill ended in 115th (25:03.46). Minster (65 points), Russia (69), West LibertySalem (97) and Ft. Loramie (136) were the top teams finishers. Winning the race was Meghan Vogel of West Liberty. She posted a time of 18:48.49. Russia had the next three runners in. • Swartz 41st in D-II Milton-Union’s lone qualifier Kyle Swartz placed 41st (17:54.76) in the Division II boys race. • State For the second year, the state cross country meet will be held at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio. Those who qualified will run next Saturday.

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Miller leads Buckeyes past PSU STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Fake. Hop. Dive. Touchdown! Braxton Miller does stuff you can’t teach, and No. 9 Ohio State is riding its Heisman Trophy contender to memorable season despite the limitations. Miller ran for 134 yards and accounted for three touchdowns a week after getting knocked out of a game, leading the Buckeyes to a 35-23 victory against Penn State on Saturday. Ryan Shazier returned an interception 17 yards for a score early in the third quarter that gave the Buckeyes (9-0, 5-0 Big Ten) the lead for good, and the

Nittany Lions (5-3, 3-1) and coach Bill O’Brien had their five-game winning streak snapped in a matchup of the Big Ten’s bowl-banned perennial powers. Miller missed the fourth quarter against Purdue after a hard tackle sent him to the hospital with a case of whiplash. He declared himself good to go by the midweek. Was he ever. The Heisman campaign can resume. The sophomore quarterback reached 100 yards rushing for the sixth time this season, carrying 25 times, and only avoiding contact when it was conven-

ient. He also was 7 for 19 for 143 yards passing. “I was so excited I missed a lot of throws,” he said. “I was so excited to come back on the field from my injury. The crowd was energetic.” He added to his highlight reel with his first touchdown run in the second half. Miller pulled the ball back just as teammate Carlos Hyde was engulfed by Penn State’s Sean Stanley, did a two-step one forward and jump back to allude a defender, and then dived past another into the end zone. “I think a guy just came

in and tried to tackle Carlos and I pulled it,” Miller said. “I don’t know who was around my. My instincts just took over after that.” Officially, the play covered a yard, and it made the score 21-10 Ohio State with 3:30 left in the third quarter. “We work on that,” coach Urban Meyer said with a slight grin. “We have a drill. Make seven people miss and dive across. “All I heard in my headset was ‘Oh my God!’” Matt McGloin and the Nittany Lions had turned an 0-2 start into a reason AP PHOTO for Nittany Lions fans to get Ohio State quarterback Braxon Miller runs with the ball excited about football again. against Penn State on Saturday in State College, Pa.


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BASEBALL Major League Baseball Postseason Glance All Times EDT WILD CARD Friday, Oct. 5 National League: St. Louis 6, Atlanta 3 American League: Baltimore 5, Texas 1 DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5; x-if necessary) American League Series A Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Saturday, Oct. 6: Detroit 3, Oakland 1 Sunday, Oct. 7: Detroit 5, Oakland 4 Tuesday, Oct. 9: Oakland 2, Detroit 0 Wednesday, Oct. 10: Oakland 4, Detroit 3 Thursday, Oct. 11: Detroit 6, Oakland 0 Series B Baltimore 3, NewYork 2 Sunday, Oct. 7: New York 7, Baltimore 2 Monday, Oct. 8: Baltimore 3, NewYork 2 Wednesday, Oct. 10: New York 3, Baltimore 2, 12 innings Thursday, Oct. 11: Baltimore 2, New York 1, 13 innings Friday, Oct. 12: New York 3, Baltimore 1 National League Series A San Francisco 3, Cincinnati 2 Saturday, Oct. 6: Cincinnati 5, San Francisco 2 Sunday, Oct. 7: Cincinnati 9, San Francisco 0 Tuesday, Oct. 9: San Francisco 2, Cincinnati 1, 10 innings Wednesday, Oct. 10: San Francisco 8, Cincinnati 3 Thursday, Oct. 11: San Francisco 6, Cincinnati 4 Series B St. Louis 3,Washington 2 Sunday, Oct. 7: Washington 3, St. Louis 2 Monday, Oct. 8: St. Louis 12, Washington 4 Wednesday, Oct. 10: St. Louis 8, Washington 0 Thursday, Oct. 11: Washington 2, St. Louis 1 Friday, Oct. 12: St. Louis 9, Washington 7 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American League All games televised by TBS Detroit 4, NewYork 0 Saturday, Oct. 13: Detroit 6, NewYork 4, 12 innings Sunday, Oct. 14: Detroit 3, New York 0 Tuesday, Oct. 16: Detroit 2, New York 1 Wednesday, Oct. 17: New York at Detroit, ppd., rain Thursday, Oct. 18: Detroit 8, NewYork 1 National League All games televised by Fox San Francisco 4, St. Louis 3 Sunday, Oct. 14: St. Louis 6, San Francisco 4 Monday, Oct. 15: San Francisco 7, St. Louis 1 Wednesday, Oct. 17: St. Louis 3, San Francisco 1 Thursday, Oct. 18: San Francisco 5, St. Louis 0 Friday, Oct. 19: San Francisco 5, St. Louis 0 Sunday, Oct. 21: San Francisco 6, St. Louis 1 Monday, Oct. 22: San Francisco 9, St. Louis 0 WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) All games televised by Fox Wednesday, Oct. 24: San Francisco 8, Detroit 3 Thursday, Oct. 25: San Francisco 2, Detroit 0 Saturday, Oct. 27: San Francisco (Vogelsong 14-9) at Detroit (Sanchez 4-6), 8:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28: San Francisco (Cain 16-5) at Detroit (Scherzer 16-7), 8:15 p.m. x-Monday, Oct. 29: San Francisco at Detroit, 8:07 p.m. x-Wednesday, Oct. 31: Detroit at San Francisco, 8:07 p.m. x-Thursday, Nov. 1: Detroit at San Francisco, 8:07 p.m.

FOOTBALL National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 4 3 0 .571 217 163 3 3 0 .500 120 117 Miami N.Y. Jets 3 4 0 .429 159 170 3 4 0 .429 171 227 Buffalo South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 6 1 0 .857 216 128 3 3 0 .500 117 158 Indianapolis 3 4 0 .429 149 238 Tennessee Jacksonville 1 5 0 .167 88 164 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 5 2 0 .714 174 161 Pittsburgh 3 3 0 .500 140 132 Cincinnati 3 4 0 .429 166 187 Cleveland 1 6 0 .143 147 180 West W L T Pct PF PA Denver 3 3 0 .500 170 138 San Diego 3 3 0 .500 148 137 Oakland 2 4 0 .333 113 171 Kansas City 1 5 0 .167 104 183 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Giants 5 2 0 .714 205 137 Philadelphia 3 3 0 .500 103 125 Dallas 3 3 0 .500 113 133 Washington 3 4 0 .429 201 200 South W L T Pct PF PA Atlanta 6 0 0 1.000 171 113 Tampa Bay 3 4 0 .429 184 153 New Orleans 2 4 0 .333 176 182 Carolina 1 5 0 .167 106 144 North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 5 1 0 .833 162 78 Minnesota 5 3 0 .625 184 167 Green Bay 4 3 0 .571 184 155 Detroit 2 4 0 .333 133 150 West W L T Pct PF PA San Francisco 5 2 0 .714 165 100 Arizona 4 3 0 .571 124 118 Seattle 4 3 0 .571 116 106 St. Louis 3 4 0 .429 130 141 Thursday's Game Tampa Bay 36, Minnesota 17 Sunday's Games Jacksonville at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Carolina at Chicago, 1 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. San Diego at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Seattle at Detroit, 1 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. New England vs. St. Louis at London, 1 p.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 4:25 p.m.

New Orleans at Denver, 8:20 p.m. Open: Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston Monday's Game San Francisco at Arizona, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 Kansas City at San Diego, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 Arizona at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Chicago at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Houston, 1 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 1 p.m. Detroit at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Denver at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Miami at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m. Open: N.Y. Jets, New England, San Francisco, St. Louis Monday, Nov. 5 Philadelphia at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. The AP Top 25 Fared No. 1 Alabama (7-0) vs. No. 13 Mississippi State. Next: at No. 6 LSU, Saturday. No. 2 Oregon (8-0) beat Colorado 7014. Next: at No. 10 Southern Cal, Saturday. No. 3 Florida (7-1) lost to No. 12 Georgia 17-9. Next: vs. Missouri, Saturday. No. 4 Kansas State (8-0) beat No. 15 Texas Tech 55-24. Next: vs. Oklahoma State, Saturday. No. 5 Notre Dame (7-0) at No. 8 Oklahoma. Next: vs. Pittsburgh, Saturday. No. 6 LSU (7-1) did not play. Next: vs. No. 1 Alabama, Saturday. No. 7 Oregon State (6-0) at Washington. Next: at Arizona State, Saturday. No. 8 Oklahoma (5-1) vs. No. 5 Notre Dame. Next: at Iowa State, Saturday. No. 9 Ohio State (9-0) beat Penn State 35-23. Next: vs. Illinois, Saturday. No. 10 Southern Cal (6-2) lost to Arizona 39-36. Next: vs. No. 2 Oregon, Saturday. No. 11 Florida State (8-1) beat Duke 48-7. Next: at Virginia Tech, Thursday, Nov. 8. No. 12 Georgia (7-1) beat No. 3 Florida 17-9. Next: vs. Mississippi, Saturday. No. 13 Mississippi State (7-0) at No. 1 Alabama. Next: vs. No. 22 Texas A&M, Saturday. No. 14 Clemson (7-1) beat Wake Forest 42-13, Thursday. Next: at Duke, Saturday. No. 15 Texas Tech (6-2) lost to No. 4 Kansas State 55-24. Next: vs. Texas, Saturday. No. 16 Louisville (8-0) beat Cincinnati 34-31, OT, Friday. Next: vs. Temple, Saturday. No. 17 South Carolina (7-2) beat Tennessee 38-35. Next: vs. Arkansas, Saturday, Nov. 10. No. 18 Rutgers (7-1) lost to Kent State 35-23. Next: vs. Army, Saturday, Nov. 10. No. 19 Stanford (6-2) beat Washington State 24-17. Next: at Colorado, Saturday. No. 20 Michigan (5-2) at Nebraska. Next: at Minnesota, Saturday. No. 21 Boise State (7-1) beat Wyoming 45-14. Next: vs. San Diego State, Saturday. No. 22 Texas A&M (6-2) beat Auburn 63-21. Next: at No. 13 Mississippi State, Saturday. No. 23 Ohio (7-1) lost to Miami (Ohio) 23-20. Next: vs. Eastern Michigan, Thursday. No. 24 Louisiana Tech (7-0) at New Mexico State. Next: vs. UTSA, Saturday. No. 25 West Virginia (5-2) did not play. Next: vs. TCU, Saturday. College Football Scores EAST Albany (NY) 23, Sacred Heart 20 Ball St. 30, Army 22 Bentley 38, Merrimack 21 Boston College 20, Maryland 17 CCSU 32, St. Francis (Pa.) 30 Castleton St. 28, Gallaudet 20 Colgate 47, Bucknell 33 Columbia 26, Yale 22 Cornell 37, Princeton 35 Endicott 50, W. New England 45 Fordham 36, Holy Cross 32 Gannon 13, Lock Haven 7 Georgetown 20, Lafayette 17 Gettysburg 42, Moravian 20 Grove City 26, Geneva 8 Harvard 31, Dartmouth 14 Hobart 42, Union (NY) 34 Indiana (Pa.) 45, Clarion 0 Johns Hopkins 35, Ursinus 17 Juniata 24, McDaniel 7 Kent St. 35, Rutgers 23 Lake Erie 27, Walsh 20, OT Lycoming 38, Wilkes 7 Mass. Maritime 35, Westfield St. 13 Mercyhurst 24, Edinboro 21 Monmouth (NJ) 28, Duquesne 27 New Hampshire 40, Rhode Island 20 Notre Dame Coll. 36, Malone 19 Oberlin 39, Hiram 0 Ohio St. 35, Penn St. 23 Penn 20, Brown 17 Pittsburgh 47, Temple 17 Rowan 47, Morrisville St. 0 Shippensburg 49, Bloomsburg 42 Susquehanna 24, Franklin & Marshall 17 Toledo 25, Buffalo 20 Towson 49, Villanova 35 Utica 31, Alfred 7 Wagner 23, Robert Morris 13 Widener 34, Albright 29 Williams 34, Hamilton 26 Wittenberg 45, Denison 27 MIDWEST Adrian 38, Kalamazoo 7 Albion 21, Olivet 15 Ashland 42, Findlay 21 Augustana (Ill.) 38, Carthage 13 Augustana (SD) 35, Concordia (St.P.) 27 Aurora 56, Lakeland 17 Baker 29, Culver-Stockton 9 Bemidji St. 37, St. Cloud St. 20 Bethel (Minn.) 56, Hamline 21 Bowling Green 24, E. Michigan 3 Buena Vista 14, Luther 7 Carroll (Wis.) 31, Cornell (Iowa) 14 Cent. Michigan 35, Akron 14 Central 27, Loras 10 Coe 35, Wartburg 7 Concordia (Moor.) 51, Carleton 27 Concordia (Wis.) 40, Rockford 3 Doane 48, Hastings 16 Dubuque 45, Simpson (Iowa) 40 Ferris St. 35, Wayne (Mich.) 24 Grand Valley St. 42, Hillsdale 23 Greenville 34, Westminster (Mo.) 22 Illinois College 34, Monmouth (Ill.) 31 Illinois St. 33, N. Iowa 21 Indiana 31, Illinois 17 Indiana St. 45, South Dakota 14 Iowa St. 35, Baylor 21

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SPORTS ON TV TODAY AUTO RACING 5 a.m. SPEED — Formula One, Grand Prix of India, at Greater Noida, India 2 p.m. ESPN — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Tums Fast Relief 500, at Martinsville, Va. 8 p.m. ESPN2 — NHRA, Big O Tires Nationals, at Las Vegas (same-day tape) FIGURE SKATING 2 p.m. NBC — ISU Grand Prix, at Windsor, Ontario GOLF 9 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, BMW Masters, final round, at Shanghai (same-day tape) 1 p.m. TGC — LPGA, Taiwan Championship, final round, at Yang Mei Taoyuan, Taiwan (same-day tape) 3:30 p.m. TGC — Web.com Tour Championship, final round, at McKinney, Texas 5:30 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, AT&T Championship, final round, at San Antonio (same-day tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8 p.m. FOX — World Series, game 4, San Francisco at Detroit MOTORSPORTS 5 p.m. SPEED — MotoGP Moto2, Australian Grand Prix, at Phillip Island, Australia (same-day tape) NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage FOX — Regional coverage, doubleheader 4 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage 4:25 p.m. FOX — Regional coverage, doubleheader game 8:20 p.m. NBC — New Orleans at Denver RODEO 4 p.m. NBC — PBR, Finals, at Las Vegas SOCCER 9:25 a.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, Liverpool at Everton 9 p.m. ESPN — MLS, Seattle at Los Angeles TENNIS 2 p.m. ESPN2 — WTA Championships, championship match, at Istanbul (same-day tape)

MONDAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7:30 p.m. FOX — World Series, game 5, San Francisco at Detroit (if necessary) NFL FOOTBALL 8:30 p.m. ESPN — San Francisco at Arizona

TUESDAY AUTO RACING 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Global Rallycross Championship, at Las Vegas NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT — Boston at Miami 10:30 p.m. TNT — Dallas at L.A. Lakers

THE BCS RANKINGS As of Oct. 21 Rk 1 1. Alabama 3 2. Florida 3. Kansas St. 4 2 4. Oregon 5 5. Notre Dame 6 6. LSU 7. Oregon St. 8 7 8. Oklahoma 9. Southern Cal 9 10. Georgia 11 11. Mississippi St.12 12. Florida St. 10 13. South Carolina16 14. Texas Tech 17 15. Rutgers 15 14 16. Louisville 18 17. Stanford 18. Clemson 13 19. West Virginia 22 20. Texas A&M 21 21. Boise St. 19 22. Michigan 20 24 23. Texas 23 24. Ohio 25. Wisconsin 26

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Kansas St. 55, Texas Tech 24 Lake Forest 17, Ripon 7 Lawrence 24, Grinnell 14 Marist 44, Valparaiso 7 Martin Luther 30, Mac Murray 27 Miami (Ohio) 23, Ohio 20 Michigan St. 16, Wisconsin 13, OT Minn. Duluth 38, Minn.-Crookston 14 Minn. St.-Mankato 42, Wayne (Neb.) 35 Minn.-Morris 30, Crown (Minn.) 29, OT Minnesota 44, Purdue 28 Minot St. 31, Minn. St.-Moorhead 10 Missouri 33, Kentucky 10 Missouri St. 42, W. Illinois 3 N. Dakota St. 23, S. Illinois 17 N. Illinois 48, W. Michigan 34 N. Michigan 21, Northwood (Mich.) 13 Nebraska-Kearney 24, Cent. Missouri 18 North Central 52, Illinois Wesleyan 0 Northern St. (SD) 65, Mary 17 Northwestern 28, Iowa 17 Northwestern (Minn.) 21, Eureka 17 Ohio Dominican 31, Tiffin 14 Pittsburg St. 20, Truman St. 6 S. Dakota St. 41, Youngstown St. 28 Saginaw Valley St. 34, Michigan Tech 23 Sioux Falls 54, Upper Iowa 41 St. Francis (Ind.) 31, Siena Heights 7 St. John's (Minn.) 31, Gustavus 17 St. Norbert 42, Beloit 7 St. Thomas (Minn.) 30, Augsburg 14 St. Xavier 54, Concordia (Mich.) 10 Texas 21, Kansas 17 Trine 45, Hope 28 Wheaton (Ill.) 27, Millikin 17 Winona St. 47, SW Minnesota St. 20 Wis. Lutheran 48, Maranatha Baptist 0 Wis.-Oshkosh 41, Wis.-LaCrosse 7 Wis.-Platteville 24, Wis.-Eau Claire 17 Wis.-River Falls 24, Wis.-Stout 14 Wis.-Stevens Pt. 17, Wis.-Whitewater 14 SOUTH Alabama St. 31, Alabama A&M 13 Appalachian St. 38, W. Carolina 27 BYU 41, Georgia Tech 17 Bethel (Tenn.) 32, Cumberland (Tenn.) 30 Bethune-Cookman 42, NC Central 17

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Bridgewater (Va.) 27, Emory & Henry 21 Butler 31, Davidson 20 Carson-Newman 35, Brevard 19 Charleston Southern 42, Edward Waters 7 Coastal Carolina 36, Liberty 12 Cumberlands 62, Campbellsville 19 E. Illinois 24, E. Kentucky 7 Elizabeth City St. 27, Virginia Union 21 FAU 34, Troy 27 Fayetteville St. 47, Livingstone 29 Ferrum 35, Greensboro 12 Florida St. 48, Duke 7 Furman 31, Elon 17 Gardner-Webb 38, VMI 7 Georgia 17, Florida 9 Georgia Southern 39, Chattanooga 31, 3OT Hampden-Sydney 68, Guilford 24 Hampton 21, Savannah St. 13 Jacksonville St. 38, Murray St. 35 James Madison 28, Georgia St. 21 Johnson C. Smith 27, St. Augustine's 21 Kentucky Christian 22, Pikeville 10 Lane 28, Kentucky St. 14 Lenoir-Rhyne 44, Wingate 13 Louisiana-Monroe 38, South Alabama 24 Maine 24, William & Mary 10 Mars Hill 23, Tusculum 20, OT Middle Tennessee 38, North Texas 21 Morehead St. 70, Campbell 28 NC A&T 30, Norfolk St. 9 Navy 56, East Carolina 28 North Carolina 43, NC State 35 Northwestern St. 27, Nicholls St. 26 Old Dominion 31, Delaware 26 Prairie View 49, Southern U. 29 Rhodes 14, Sewanee 10 SC State 41, Howard 23 SE Missouri 48, Austin Peay 27 South Carolina 38, Tennessee 35 St. Joseph's (Ind.) 38, Kentucky Wesleyan 27 St. Scholastica 20, Presentation 17, OT Stony Brook 56, Presbyterian 17 Syracuse 37, South Florida 36 Tennessee St. 22, Tennessee Tech 21 Texas A&M 63, Auburn 21 Thomas More 38, St. Vincent 3 Tulane 55, UAB 45

Vanderbilt 49, UMass 7 Virginia-Wise 14, Union (Ky.) 10 W. Kentucky 14, FIU 6 Winston-Salem 62, Shaw 31 Wofford 24, The Citadel 21 SOUTHWEST Ark.-Pine Bluff 10, MVSU 0 Bethany (WV) 26, Thiel 13 E. Texas Baptist 34, Mississippi College 24 Hardin-Simmons 85, Sul Ross St. 42 Henderson St. 44, S. Arkansas 36 Houston 45, UTEP 35 Louisiana College 44, Texas Lutheran 37, OT Mary Hardin-Baylor 68, Howard Payne 6 Mississippi 30, Arkansas 27 Oklahoma St. 36, TCU 14 Rice 44, Southern Miss. 17 SMU 44, Memphis 13 Sam Houston St. 56, Lamar 7 Texas Southern 23, Grambling St. 20 Utah St. 48, UTSA 17 FAR WEST Arizona 39, Southern Cal 36 Boise St. 45, Wyoming 14 Colorado St. 42, Hawaii 27 Fresno St. 49, New Mexico 32 Montana 70, Idaho St. 24 Montana St. 55, North Dakota 10 N. Arizona 12, N. Colorado 10 Oregon 70, Colorado 14 Portland St. 49, UC Davis 21 S. Utah 30, E. Washington 27 San Jose St. 31, Texas St. 20 Stanford 24, Washington St. 17 UCLA 45, Arizona St. 43 Saturday's Scores PREP FOOTBALL Beallsville 35, Bellaire St. John 14 Bedford 28, Maple Hts. 14 Beverly Ft. Frye 34, Zanesville Rosecrans 28 Bowerston Conotton Valley 52, Tuscarawas Cent. Cath. 14 Castalia Margaretta 38, Sandusky St. Mary 27 Cin. Gamble Montessori 27, Cin. Oyler 2 Cin. Moeller 45, Lou. Trinity, Ky. 42 Cin. Purcell Marian 31, St. Bernard Roger Bacon 19 Danville 46, Howard E. Knox 21 Hannibal River 44, New Matamoras Frontier 19 Hunting Valley University 27, Geneva 12 Kiski School, Pa. 51, Hudson WRA 0 Lakewood St. Edward 20, Cle. St. Ignatius 13 Madonna, W.Va. 48, Toronto 6 Massillon Washington 37, Can. McKinley 29 Norwalk St. Paul 35, Monroeville 0 Parma Hts. Holy Name 48, Cle. VASJ 14 Portsmouth Notre Dame 42, Portsmouth Sciotoville 22 Racine Southern 21, Reedsville Eastern 14 Warren JFK 36, Cle. Cent. Cath. 8 Wintersville Indian Creek 53, Richmond Edison 18 Wooster 34, Orrville 7 Youngs. Christian 47, Gates Mills Gilmour 28

AUTO RACING NASCAR-Sprint Cup-TUMS Fast Relief 500 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Martinsville Speedway Ridgeway, Va. Lap length: .526 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 97.598. 2. (55) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 97.533. 3. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 97.427. 4. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 97.392. 5. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 97.382. 6. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 97.272. 7. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 97.257. 8. (15) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 97.247. 9. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 97.158. 10. (43) Aric Almirola, Ford, 97.108. 11. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 96.968. 12. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 96.963. 13. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 96.959. 14. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 96.904. 15. (5) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 96.869. 16. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 96.84. 17. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 96.835. 18. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 96.835. 19. (78) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 96.75. 20. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 96.716. 21. (98) Michael McDowell, Ford, 96.706. 22. (13) Casey Mears, Ford, 96.681. 23. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 96.652. 24. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 96.578. 25. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 96.533. 26. (51) A J Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 96.391. 27. (22) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 96.273. 28. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, 96.156. 29. (10) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, 96.141. 30. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 96.112. 31. (26) Josh Wise, Ford, 96.063. 32. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 96.015. 33. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 95.985. 34. (83) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 95.976. 35. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 95.922. 36. (23) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 95.922. 37. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 95.811. 38. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 95.675. 39. (91) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 95.574. 40. (30) David Stremme, Toyota, 95.545. 41. (93) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 95.54. 42. (33) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, 95.204. 43. (95) Scott Speed, Ford, 94.898. Failed to Qualify 44. (19) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 94.609. 45. (37) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 94.609. NASCAR Camping World TruckKroger 200 Results Saturday At Martinsville Speedway Ridgeway, Va. Lap length: .526 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (5) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 200

laps, 118.1 rating, 0 points, $32,000. 2. (4) Nelson Piquet Jr., Chevrolet, 200, 111.9, 42, $26,840. 3. (15) Joey Coulter, Chevrolet, 200, 96.3, 41, $16,485. 4. (7) Matt Crafton, Toyota, 200, 119.3, 41, $13,400. 5. (23) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 200, 84.7, 0, $9,650. 6. (10) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 200, 80.7, 38, $10,450. 7. (1) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 200, 117, 38, $12,600. 8. (11) Ryan Blaney, Ram, 200, 81.3, 36, $10,250. 9. (13) Parker Kligerman, Toyota, 200, 80.9, 35, $10,200. 10. (3) Brian Scott, Toyota, 200, 98.9, 0, $9,175. 11. (21) Max Gresham, Chevrolet, 200, 68.2, 33, $8,850. 12. (2) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 200, 131.2, 0, $7,725. 13. (27) Jason White, Ford, 200, 62.8, 31, $9,925. 14. (8) Johnny Sauter, Toyota, 200, 91, 31, $10,875. 15. (20) Miguel Paludo, Chevrolet, 200, 75.6, 29, $10,850. 16. (19) David Starr, Toyota, 200, 80.4, 28, $9,700. 17. (24) Josh Richards, Ford, 200, 55.8, 0, $7,400. 18. (26) John Wes Townley, Toyota, 200, 64.7, 26, $9,600. 19. (14) Justin Lofton, Chevrolet, 200, 72.4, 25, $9,550. 20. (36) Peyton Sellers, Chevrolet, 199, 50.5, 0, $7,875. 21. (9) Jeff Agnew, Chevrolet, 199, 63.2, 23, $9,475. 22. (12) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 198, 55.1, 22, $9,450. 23. (31) Ross Chastain, Toyota, 198, 41.8, 21, $9,425. 24. (29) Caleb Holman, Chevrolet, 198, 47, 20, $7,150. 25. (30) Clay Greenfield, Ram, 198, 38.9, 19, $7,250. 26. (28) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 197, 42.5, 18, $9,325. 27. (33) Tim George Jr., Chevrolet, 197, 49.6, 17, $9,250. 28. (6) Ty Dillon, Chevrolet, 194, 79.8, 16, $7,975. 29. (32) Bryan Silas, Ford, 193, 31.7, 15, $7,925. 30. (25) Tyler Young, Chevrolet, 189, 36.6, 14, $7,400. 31. (35) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 188, 28.9, 13, $6,450. 32. (17) Ryan Truex, Chevrolet, transmission, 158, 62.9, 0, $6,425. 33. (16) Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevrolet, oil pump, 136, 87.4, 11, $6,400. 34. (18) Matt Merrell, Chevrolet, transmission, 35, 40.8, 10, $6,350. 35. (22) Cale Gale, Chevrolet, transmission, 7, 27.4, 9, $6,325. 36. (34) Chris Fontaine, Chevrolet, clutch, 5, 26.2, 8, $6,292. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 69.579 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 30 minutes, 43 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.932 seconds. Caution Flags: 7 for 40 laps. Lead Changes: 7 among 5 drivers. Top 10 in Points: 1. J.Buescher, 716; 2. T.Dillon, 695; 3. T.Peters, 691; 4. P.Kligerman, 680; 5. J.Coulter, 670; 6. M.Crafton, 664; 7. N.Piquet Jr., 626; 8. J.Lofton, 618; 9. J.Sauter, 573; 10. M.Paludo, 568.

GOLF CIMB Classic Scores Saturday At The Mines Resort and Golf Club Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Purse: $6.1 million Yardage: 6,909; Par: 71 Third Round Bo Van Pelt....................70-65-62—197 Robert Garrigus............64-64-69—197 Chris Kirk ......................69-66-63—198 Brendon de Jonge........68-65-66—199 Jbe' Kruger....................66-64-69—199 Brian Harman ...............64-70-66—200 Tom Gillis.......................65-70-66—201 Nick Watney..................71-65-65—201 Greg Chalmers.............66-66-69—201 Gaganjeet Bhullar.........65-72-65—202 Jeff Overton ..................64-70-68—202 Tiger Woods..................66-67-69—202 Ben Crane.....................68-66-68—202 Kevin Na........................67-66-69—202 Ricky Barnes ................66-71-66—203 Pat Perez.......................67-68-68—203 Bill Haas........................70-65-68—203 Trevor Immelman..........72-63-68—203 Jason Dufner ................68-72-64—204 John Senden ................72-66-66—204 Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship Scores Saturday At Sunrise Golf and Country Club Yang Mei, Taiwan Purse: $2 million Yardage: 6,506; Par: 72 Third Round a-amateur Inbee Park.....................65-69-64—198 Suzann Pettersen.........69-65-66—200 Yani Tseng.....................67-69-66—202 Catriona Matthew .........70-66-68—204 Cristie Kerr ....................70-69-67—206 Na Yeon Choi ................74-67-66—207 Belen Mozo...................73-68-66—207 Julieta Granada ............70-69-68—207 Chella Choi ...................69-71-68—208 Ai Miyazato ...................71-69-68—208 Anna Nordqvist.............71-69-68—208 Azahara Munoz ............71-68-69—208 Paula Creamer .............69-73-67—209 Ilhee Lee .......................72-69-68—209 Haeji Kang ....................72-70-68—210 Pornanong Phatlum .....68-73-69—210 So Yeon Ryu .................71-70-69—210 Lexi Thompson .............72-69-69—210 Michelle Wie..................71-72-68—211 Jennifer Johnson ..........73-69-69—211 Jodi Ewart.....................72-71-69—212 Vicky Hurst....................71-73-69—213 AT&T Championship Scores Saturday At TPC San Antonio (ATT Canyons Course) San Antonio Purse: $1.85 million Yardage: 6,923; Par: 72 Second Round Mark Calcavecchia ............67-69—136 Kenny Perry........................70-70—140 Brad Faxon.........................74-67—141 Esteban Toledo...................74-67—141 Mark Wiebe........................72-70—142 Willie Wood.........................70-72—142 David Frost .........................71-71—142 Bernhard Langer................74-68—142 Fred Funk ...........................73-69—142 Chip Beck...........................71-71—142 Kirk Triplett ..........................74-69—143 Tom Lehman ......................75-68—143 Jim Thorpe .........................75-69—144 Joel Edwards......................74-70—144 Tom Kite..............................70-74—144 Jay Don Blake....................74-70—144


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Trojan Auto Care to begin fundraising TROY — Starting Nov. 12, Troy’s Trojan Auto Care will begin its annual campaign fundraising “Give the Gift of Health this Christmas.” Proceeds from the fundraising program are set to go to Health Partners Free Clinic. Their clinic provides free medical care to residents of Miami County, Ohio, who are either uninsured or underinsured. As the colder months set in, the need for financial assistance increases dramatically. To kick off the partnership program, Trojan Auto Care will hold a free car care clinic for women from 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 10 in their auto repair shop at 2511 W. Main St., Troy. Then, between Nov. 12 and Dec. 30, when car owners bring a check to Trojan Auto Care, made out to “Health Partners,” they will receive a matching discount on any automotive repair or maintenance service. Details on the program can be found online at Trojan Auto Care’s webs i t e www.trojanautocare.com. Vic Haddad of Trojan Auto Care said, “Last year, we were blown away by the generosity of our customers and we hope to exceed our

donation from last year. We can’t imagine what it must be like not to be able to afford health care when you’re sick. We hope this year’s fundraiser will not only raise more money for Health Partners Free Clinic, but also bring more awareness to the great services they offer.” Deb Miller of Health Partners Free Clinic will be making a special presentation during the car care clinic scheduled for Nov. 10. “We appreciate members of our community, like Vic Haddad and the entire staff at Trojan Auto Care, and we are grateful to have them recognize the importance of our mission,” said Debbie Danielson of Health Partners Free Clinic. “We encourage everyone in the community to come out and support Trojan Auto Care in their efforts to help us better serve our patients.” Women who would like to attend the free car care clinic may go to Trojan Auto Care’s website to register. Anyone interested in participating in the “Give the Gift of Health this Christmas” program, may also visit Trojan Auto Care’s website to schedule an appointment or learn more about the program.

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Peanut prices to plunge Two-thirds more expected than in 2011 ATLANTA (AP) — Choosy moms and dads may be packing more PB&J in lunches this winter, when the cost of a jar of Jif or Skippy is expected to fall even as other grocery prices rise. Peanut butter prices soared last year after a drought and high heat in the Southeast, where most peanuts are grown. This year, that region got a break while farmers in most of the rest of the United States suffered huge losses in the widest drought in decades. Farmers are now expected to bring in two-thirds more peanuts than they did in 2011. That could mean a price drop at the grocery store. “After last year’s small crop, we saw peanut butter prices on average rise 30 percent or more,” said Patrick Archer, president of the American Peanut Council. “With this year’s excellent crop, the supply and demand should come back into balance and peanut butter prices should come back to a more normal level at the retail level.” A 10 percent decrease on a $3 jar of peanut butter, for example, would translate to a savings of 30 cents. That may seem nominal, but the impact is greater for food banks and other big buyers. Bill Bolling, founder and executive director of the

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Peanut grower Armond Morris examines peanuts ready for harvest at his Irwinville, Ga., farm Thursday. Morris, like most Georgia farmers, is expecting a banner year for peanuts. Atlanta Community Food Bank, said food banks usually must buy protein-rich items like peanut butter, beans and meat. His organization buys anywhere from 200,000 to 400,000 pounds of peanut butter each year, depending on the price. “If costs go down 10 percent or 20 percent, we can buy that much more product,” Bolling said. A big supply also increases the possibility of donations for instance, a company may donate large shipments if there is a mistake in packaging or a huge surplus, he said. Bolling said peanut butter is one of the most popular products at the food bank because children like it, it’s high in protein and it has a long shelf life.

Peanuts are already considered a staple of the American diet, with the average U.S. consumer eating about 6 pounds of peanut butter and other peanut products each year, according to estimates from the American Peanut Council, an industry trade group. But peanut butter could become even more attractive as strong global demand, high prices for livestock feed and a huge sell-off of cattle and other animals in drought keep pushing up meat prices. U.S. farmers are expected to produce more than 3 million tons of peanuts in 2012, according to figures released Oct. 11 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s a 66 percent increase over 2011, when

growers produced more than 1.8 million tons. Experts say several factors created the perfect conditions for a banner year. High peanut prices after last year’s small crop encouraged farmers to plant more; USDA figures show acreage was up nearly 50 percent in 2012 compared with a year earlier. Farmers in the Southeast also got a break in the weather. Spring came early, allowing them to plant sooner. Temperatures were generally milder, and thunderstorms in August and September provided some much-needed relief in the weeks before farmers began the peanut harvest, which is currently in full swing.

Companies broker-dealer honored KETTERING — Preferred Planning Associates, an independent, locally-owned full-service financial services firm located at 3080 Ackerman Road, has announced that Cambridge Investment Research Inc., its brokerdealer, has been selected by Investment Advisor as Broker-Dealer of the Year in Division IV. This coveted honor is based on results of an annual poll conducted by the magazine. Cambridge has been previously honored several times. Investment Advisor magazine noted that Cambridge prevailed in the largest division by scoring particularly high in ratings among its advisors for its communications, management and production list. More than 5,000 voters nationwide participated. Eric Schwartz, Cambridge CEO and chairman of the board explained that the BrokerDealer of the Year honor is

a key metric that continually assesses the satisfaction of their rep-advisers – such as Preferred Planning Associates — in regard to support for their independ- JAMES KIRKLAND BECKY KIRKLAND ent businesses. P r e f e r r e d Planning Associates repre- and is aggressively looking sents a wide range of finan- for more, especially in the cial services, and provides Oxford area where they its services to independent are seeking a successor for financial agents who are the senior advisor in that not tied down to any partic- office. “We have been very ular product or company. PPA is owned by Troy pleased with our ongoing residents James and Becky success and growth, especially in light of the chalKirkland. Becky Kirkland noted lenging economy, and are they have been busily very positive about future expanding their presence achievements,” she said. In addition to providing in the Miami Valley while also creating opportunities sound financial advice, Planning in Ohio. Preferred Preferred Planning Associates cur- Associates is consistently rently has seven financial involved with several welladvisers throughout Ohio, known causes and chari-

ties throughout the Dayton area, including A Special Wish Foundation, Pink Ribbon Girls of Dayton, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, United Way and others. Cambridge also provides a generous “Matching Gifts Program” for its advisers that matches charitable donations, and a “Dollars For Doers” program that provides cash donations based on charitable volunteer efforts. With 30 years of combined experience, PPA’s services include pension and retirement plans, IRA and pension rollovers, mutual funds, stocks and bonds, estate planning and wealth transfer, life and long-term care insurance, and retirement income solutions. For more information, contact Preferred Planning Associates at (937) 610-5595, or visit www.ppaohio.com.

U.S. may soon become world’s top oil producer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest producer. Driven by high prices and new drilling methods, U.S. production of crude and other liquid hydrocarbons is on track to rise 7 percent this year to an average of 10.9 million barrels per day. This will be the fourth straight year of crude increases and the biggest single-year gain since 1951. The boom has surprised even the experts. “Five years ago, if I or anyone had predicted today’s production growth, people would have thought we were crazy,” says Jim Burkhard, head of oil markets research at IHS CERA, an energy consulting firm. The Energy Department forecasts that U.S. production of crude and other liquid hydrocarbons, which

includes biofuels, will average 11.4 million barrels per day next year. That would be a 40-year high for the U.S. and just below Saudi Arabia’s output of 11.6 million barrels. Citibank forecasts U.S. production could reach 13 million to 15 million barrels per day by 2020, helping to make North America “the new Middle East.” The last year the U.S. was the world’s largest producer was 2002, after the Saudis drastically cut production because of low oil prices in the aftermath of 9/11. Since then, the Saudis and the Russians have been the world leaders. The United States will still need to import lots of oil in the years ahead. Americans use 18.7 million barrels per day. But thanks to the growth in domestic production and the improving fuel efficiency of the nation’s cars and trucks, imports could fall by half by the end of the decade.

The increase in production hasn’t translated to cheaper gasoline at the pump, and prices are expected to stay relatively high for the next few years because of growing demand for oil in developing nations and political instability in the Middle East and North Africa. Still, producing more oil domestically, and importing less, gives the economy a significant boost. The companies profiting range from independent drillers to large international oil companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, which increasingly see the U.S. as one of the most promising places to drill. ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) agreed last month to spend $1.6 billion to increase its U.S. oil holdings. Increased drilling is driving economic growth in states such as North Dakota, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Montana and Texas, all of which have

unemployment rates far below the national average of 7.8 percent. North Dakota is at 3 percent; Oklahoma, 5.2. Businesses that serve the oil industry, such as steel companies that supply drilling pipe and railroads that transport oil, aren’t the only ones benefiting. Homebuilders, auto dealers and retailers in energy-producing states are also getting a lift. IHS says the oil and gas drilling boom, which already supports 1.7 million jobs, will lead to the creation of 1.3 million jobs across the U.S. economy by the end of the decade. “It’s the most important change to the economy since the advent (NYSE:AGC) of personal computers pushed up productivity in the 1990s,” says economist Philip Verleger, a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute of International Economics. The major factor driving

domestic production higher is a newfound ability to squeeze oil out of rock once thought too difficult and expensive to tap. Drillers have learned to drill horizontally into long, thin seams of shale and other rock that holds oil, instead of searching for rare underground pools of hydrocarbons that have accumulated over millions of years. To free the oil and gas from the rock, drillers crack it open by pumping water, sand and chemicals into the ground at high pressure, a process is known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” While expanded use of the method has unlocked enormous reserves of oil and gas, it has also raised concerns that contaminated water produced in the process could leak into drinking water. The surge in oil production has other roots, as well: A long period of high oil

prices has given drillers the cash and the motivation to spend the large sums required to develop new techniques and search new places for oil. Over the past decade, oil has averaged $69 a barrel. During the previous decade, it averaged $21. Production in the Gulf of Mexico, which slowed after BP’s (NYSE:BP) (TSX:BP’U) 2010 well disaster and oil spill, has begun to climb again. Huge recent finds there are expected to help growth continue. A natural gas glut forced drillers to dramatically slow natural gas exploration beginning about a year ago. Drillers suddenly had plenty of equipment and workers to shift to oil. The most prolific of the new shale formations are in North Dakota and Texas. Activity is also rising in Oklahoma, Colorado, Ohio and other states.


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REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday.............................66 at 2:16 a.m. Low Yesterday..............................46 at 3:32 p.m. Normal High .....................................................60 Normal Low ......................................................41 Record High ........................................83 in 1963 Record Low.........................................21 in 1962

Precipitation 24 hours ending at 5 p.m..............................0.47 Month to date ................................................2.98 Normal month to date ...................................2.44 Year to date .................................................27.20 Normal year to date ....................................34.05 Snowfall yesterday ........................................0.00

TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Sunday, Oct. 28, the 302nd day of 2012. There are 64 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 28, 1962, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev informed the United States that he had ordered the dismantling of missile bases in Cuba; in exchange, the U.S. secretly agreed to remove nuclear missiles from U.S. installations in Turkey. On this date: In A.D. 312, Constantine I defeated Maxentius in the Battle

of Milvian Bridge near Rome. (Maxentius drowned in the Tiber.) In 1636, the General Court of Massachusetts passed a legislative act establishing Harvard College. In 1776, the Battle of White Plains was fought during the Revolutionary War, resulting in a limited British victory. In 1858, Rowland Hussey Macy opened his first New York store at Sixth Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan. In 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France,

was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland. In 1919, Congress enacted the Volstead Act, which provided for enforcement of Prohibition, over President Woodrow Wilson's veto. In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicated the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary. In 1958, the Roman Catholic patriarch of Venice, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, was elected Pope; he took the name John XXIII.

U.S. Superstorm threat launches mass evacuations SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — Forget distinctions like tropical storm or hurricane. Don’t get fixated on a particular track. Wherever it hits, the rare behemoth storm inexorably gathering in the eastern U.S. will afflict a third of the country with sheets of rain, high winds and heavy snow, say officials who warned millions in coastal areas to get out of the way. “We’re looking at impact of greater than 50 to 60 million people,” said Louis Uccellini, head of environmental prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As Hurricane Sandy barreled north from the Caribbean where it left nearly five dozen dead to meet two other powerful winter storms, experts said it didn’t matter how strong the storm was when it hit land: The rare hybrid storm that follows will cause havoc over 800 miles from the East Coast to the Great Lakes. “This is not a coastal threat alone,” said Craig Fugate, director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “This is a very large area.” New Jersey was set to close its casinos this weekend, New York’s governor was considering shutting down the subways to avoid flooding and half a dozen states warned residents to prepare for several days of lost power. Sandy weakened briefly to a tropical storm early Saturday but was soon back up to Category 1 strength, packing 75 mph winds about 355 miles southeast of Charleston, S.C., as of 8 p.m. Experts said the storm was most likely to hit the southern New Jersey coastline by late Monday or early Tuesday. Governors from North Carolina, where heavy rain was expected Sunday, to Connecticut declared states of emergency. Delaware ordered mandatory evacuations for coastal communities by 8 p.m. Saturday. New Jersey’s Chris Christie, who was widely criticized for not interrupting a family vacation in Florida while a snowstorm pummeled the state in 2010, broke off campaigning for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in North Carolina Friday to return home. “I can be as cynical as anyone,” the pugnacious chief executive

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A marina worker rinses off a fishing boat pulled out from the Indian River at the Indian River Marina in Delaware, Md. on Saturday as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic coast. said in a bit of understatement Saturday. “But when the storm comes, if it’s as bad as they’re predicting, you’re going to wish you weren’t as cynical as you otherwise might have been.” The storm forced the presidential campaign to juggle schedules. Romney scrapped plans to campaign Sunday in the swing state of Virginia and switched his schedule for the day to Ohio. First lady Michelle Obama canceled an appearance in New Hampshire for Tuesday, and President Barack Obama moved a planned Monday departure for Florida to Sunday night to beat the storm. In Ship Bottom, just north of Atlantic City, Alice and Giovanni Stockton-Rossini spent Saturday packing clothing in the back yard of their home, a few hundred yards from the ocean on Long Beach Island. Their neighborhood was under a voluntary evacuation order, but they didn’t need to be forced. “It’s really frightening,” Alice Stockton-Rossi said. “But you know how many times they tell you, ‘This is it, it’s really coming and it’s really the big one’ and then it turns out not to be? I’m afraid people will tune it out because of all the false alarms before, and the

one time you need to take it seriously, you won’t. This one might be the one.” A few blocks away, Russ Linke was taking no chances. He and his wife secured the patio furniture, packed the bicycles into the pickup truck, and headed off the island. “I’ve been here since 1997, and I never even put my barbecue grill away during a storm. But I am taking this one seriously,” he said. What makes the storm so dangerous and unusual is that it is coming at the tail end of hurricane season and the beginning of winter storm season, “so it’s kind of taking something from both,” said Jeff Masters, director of the private service Weather Underground. Masters said the storm could be bigger than the worst East Coast storm on record the 1938 New England hurricane known as the Long Island Express, which killed nearly 800 people. “Part hurricane, part nor’easter all trouble,” he said. Experts said to expect high winds over 800 miles and up to 2 feet of snow as well inland as West Virginia. And the storm was so big, and the convergence of the three storms so rare, that “we just can’t pinpoint who is going to get the worst of it,” said Rick Knabb, direc-

tor of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Officials are particularly worried about the possibility of subway flooding in New York City, said Uccellini. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to prepare to shut the city’s subways, buses and suburban trains by Sunday, but delayed making a final decision. The city shut the subways down before last year’s Hurricane Irene, and a Columbia University study predicted that an Irene surge just 1 foot higher would have paralyzed lower Manhattan. Up and down the Eastern Seaboard and far inland, officials urged residents and businesses to prepare in big ways and little. The Virginia National Guard was authorized to call up to 500 troops to active duty for debris removal and road-clearing, while homeowners stacked sandbags at their front doors in coastal towns. Utility officials warned rains could saturate the ground, causing trees to topple into power lines, and told residents to prepare for several days at home without power. “We’re facing a very real

possibility of widespread, prolonged power outages,” said, Ruth Miller, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. Warren Ellis, who was on an annual fishing pilgrimage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, didn’t act fast enough to get home. Ellis’ 73-year-old father, Steven, managed to get off uninhabited Portsmouth Island near Cape Hatteras by ferry Friday. But the son and his 10-foot camper got stranded when high winds and surf forced the ferry service to suspend operations Saturday. “We might not get off here until Tuesday or Wednesday, which doesn’t hurt my feelings that much,” said Ellis, 44, of Amissville, Va. “Because the fishing’s going to be really good after this storm.” Last year, Hurricane Irene poked a new inlet through the island, cutting the only road off Hatteras Island for about 4,000. In Maine, lobsterman Greg Griffen wasn’t taking any chances; he moved 100 of his traps to deep water, where they are less vulnerable to shifting and damage in a storm. “Some of my competitors have been pulling their traps and taking them right home,” said Griffen. The dire forecast “sort of encouraged them to pull the plug on the season.” In Muncy Valley north of Philadelphia, Rich Fry learned his lesson from last year, when Tropical Storm Lee inundated his Katie’s Country Store. In between helping customers picking up necessities Saturday, Fry was moving materials above the flood line. Fry said he was still trying to recover from the losses of last year’s storm, which he and his wife, Deb, estimated at the time at $35,000 in merchandise. “It will take a lot of years to cover that,” he said. Christie’s emergency declaration will force the shutdown of Atlantic City’s 12 casinos for only the fourth time in the 34-year history of legalized gambling here. The approach of Hurricane Irene shut down the casinos for three days last August. Atlantic City officials said they would begin evacuating the gambling hub’s 30,000 residents at noon Sunday, busing them to mainland shelters and schools.


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Election Day 2012 County board of elections ready for presidential year BY MELODY VALLIEU Staff Writer vallieu@tdnpublishing.com

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lot on the local, state and In a presidential election national level, but in some cases their party affiliation. year, more voters are Pamela R. expected to Calendine, deputy head to the director of the polls. With early Miami County voting already Board of in full swing, Elections, said as some Miami of Wednesday, County resimore than 3,000 dents already early ballots had have made decibeen cast at the sions about elections office. their choice for She said a the leader of our CALENDINE steady stream of country and voters has been voting at other officials and issues. The below sample ballot the office in the Miami is aimed to help readers not County Courthouse since only understand what posi- early voting began. As of tions — and who wants to fill them — are on the bal-

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• See ELECTION on B2 Voters cast their votes on Election Day 2011 at the First Church of the Nazarene, Troy.

SAMPLE BALLOT

President and Vice President Candidate(s)

Party

Precincts

Stewart Alexander/ Alex Mendoza Richard Duncan/ Ricky Johnson Virgil Goode/ Jim Clymer Gary Johnson/ James P. Gray Barack Obama/ Joe Biden Mitt Romney/ Paul Ryan Jill Stein/ Cheri Honkala Susan E. Daniels/ Jerry A. Veneskey Nelson Keyton/ Jay Jennelle Jill Reed/ Tom Cary Platt Robertson/ Scott Fall Randall A. Terry/ Cathy Lewis Mike Vargo/ Jeff Angeletti

Socialist

All precincts

Nonparty

All precincts

Constitution

All precincts

Libertarian

All precincts

Democratic

All precincts

Republican

All precincts

Green

All precincts

Write-In

All precincts

Write-In

All precincts

Write-In

All precincts

Write-In

All precincts

Write-In

All precincts

Write-In

All precincts

U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress Sherrod Brown U.S. Senate Josh Mandel U.S. Senate Scott A. Rupert U.S. Senate

Democratic

All precincts

Republican

All precincts

Nonparty

All precincts

John A. Boehner Republican 8th U.S. Congressional James J. Condit Jr. 8th U.S. Congressional Write-In

All precincts All precincts

Ohio General Assembly (Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives) Richard N. Adams 80th Ohio House Dave W. Fisher 80th Ohio House

All precincts

Democratic

All precincts

County Administrative Offices

Gary A. Nasal Republican Prosecuting attorney

Republican

All precincts

Stephen A. Huffman Republican Coroner

All precincts

Ohio Supreme Court Terrance O’Donnell FTC 1-1-2013 Mike Skindell FTC 1-1-2013 Robert R. Cupp FTC 1-2-2013 William M. O’Neill FTC 1-2-2013 Yvette McGee Brown UTE 12-31-2014 Sharon L. Kennedy UTE 12-31-2014

All precincts All precincts All precincts All precincts All precincts All precincts

Ohio Court of Appeals (2nd District) Carley Ingram FTC 2-9-2013 Jeffrey M. Welbaum FTC 2-9-2013

All precincts All precincts

County Court of Common Pleas or County Court Christopher Gee Judge, General Div FTC 1-1-2013

All precincts

State Issues

All precincts All precincts

All precincts

Jan A. Mottinger Republican Clerk, Common Pleas Court Charles A. Cox Jr. Sheriff

Republican

All precincts

Jessica A. Lopez Recorder

Republican

All precincts

Jim Stubbs Treasurer

Republican

All precincts

OHIO VOTER INFORMATION FOR THE FALL ELECTION A look at where Ohio voters can find their polling places, the hours they can cast a ballot and what they should have with them whether they vote early or on Nov. 6: • LOCATION: Ohioans must vote in their precinct at their designated polling place on Election Day. Unsure of where that is? County boards of elections can help. Here’s a link to a board directory, http://bit.ly/UwZsfu . Or voters can find their polling place online here: http://bit.ly/UwZofK. • ELECTION DAY HOURS: On Election Day, voters can cast a ballot between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. • EARLY VOTING HOURS: Secretary of State Jon Husted has established uniform early voting hours for all the state’s 88 counties, which exclude weekends. Here’s a look at what the new business hours will be for county boards of elections for in-person, early voting: Oct. 29-Nov. 1 — 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 2 — 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 3 — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4 — 1-5 p.m. Nov. 5 — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. • WHAT TO BRING: Voters appearing at a polling place to vote on Election Day must provide name, current address and proof of identity. Ohioans who do not provide one of these ID documents at the precinct can vote using a provisional ballot. Forms of voter ID include: a current, state- or federal government-issued photo identification card; a military ID; a current utility bill; a current bank statement; a current government check: a current paycheck; or a government document that shows the voter’s name and current address. — Source: Ohio Secretary of State: http://www.sos.state.oh.us/

State Issue 1 Question presented pursuant to Article XVI, Section 3 of the Constitution of the State of Ohio — to be voted on at all Miami County precincts State Issue 2 Concord Township, Zoning Change Referendum — To create a state-funded commission to draw legislative 050-Concord North through 055-Concord SW and congressional districts Proposed Constitutional Amendment — to be voted on Washington Township, Tax Levy Additional, 1.95 mill, at all Miami County precincts 5 Years, Current Expenses — 082-Washington

Local questions and issues

Republican

Richard L. Cultice Republican County Commission FTC 1-2-2013 Jack Evans Republican County Commission FTC 1-3-2013

Paul P. Huelskamp Engineer

Question/issue and Precinct Village of Bradford, Tax Levy Renewal, 3.0 mills, 5 years, Fire Protection — 063-Bradford

Miami East LSD, Tax Levy Renewal, 3.5 mills 5 Years, Current Operating Expenses — 018/2-Troy 1-B; 020/2,3Troy 1-D; 022/2,3-Troy 2-A; 045/2-Bethel East; 049Brown/Fletcher; 056-Elizabeth; 057-Lostcreek/Casstown; 071/2-Springcreek; 072-Staunton N; 073/1-Staunton S

Milton-Union EVSD, Tax Levy Renewal, 10.9 mills, 5 Village of Fletcher, Tax Levy Renewal, 1 mill, 5 years, Years, Current Operating Expenses — 062/3-Monroe Fire Protection — 049/1- Brown/Fletcher West; 069/4-Newton East; 074/1,3-Laura West; 075/1,3Ludlow Central; 076/1,3-Potsdam W; 077-West Milton A to 079-West Milton C; 080/1,3-Union East 081/1,3-Union City of Piqua, Income Tax Additional, 0.25% CPT, South Central Police and Fire Services — 001-Piqua 1-A through 016Piqua 5-B Newton LSD, Income Tax Renewal, 0.75%, 3 Years, Current Operating Expenses — 050/2-Concord N; 068Pleasant Hill — 069/1-Newton E; 070/1-Newton W; 074/2City of Troy, Tax Levy Additional, 0.07 mill, 5 Years, Public Health Services — 017-Troy 1-A through 037-Troy Laura W; 075/2-Ludlow Central 4-F Tecumseh LSD, Tax Levy Additional, 8.95 mills 5 Brown Township, Tax Levy Renewal, 1 mill, 5Years, Years, Emergency Requirements — 047/2-Bethel South Ambulance Service — 049/2-Brown/Fletcher East Brown Township, Tax Levy Renewal, 1 mill, 5 Years, Fire Protection — 049/2-Brown/Fletcher

Local Liquor Option, Tipp Citgo — 044-Tipp City J Local Liquor Option, The Brick House Café — 078West Milton B

Concord Township, Tax Levy Replacement w/ Incr 3.7 mills, 5 Years, Fire and EMS Services — 050-Concord Local Liquor Option, Piqua Fish & Game PA — 082North to 055-Concord SW Washington

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Latter half of autumn offers foretaste of times to come October is all but over. Three days hence, All Hallow’s Eve — Halloween — will come and go. That carved jack-o’-lantern on the porch will begin to wilt. The little trick-or-treaters will enjoy their last sugar highs as they polish off sacks of collected sweets. And the time for spooks and ghouls and things that go bump in the night will have passed. Everything has a season. The earth spins and tilts, following its eternal elliptical path around the sun. Time’s stream flows ever onward. Change is neverending. The dawn after Halloween will usher in a brand new month — and with it, the other half of autumn. This generally overlooked and notably unsung second portion of autumn is, in many ways, my favorite part of the entire season. Sure, the bright multicolored leaves were truly beautiful. A splendid dress-up party that decorated countless rural byways and suburban backyards alike — with picture-perfect scenes worthy of any calendar-marker’s art at every glance.

will darken to an overall drab brown. Only a few indomitable oaks will fail to comply, refusing to heed the annual fall. Old soldiers flying once-verdant battle flags, which become increasingly shredded by winter’s bitter winds. Everything has a season. Change continues. The stereotypJim McGuire ical autumn is over. A different Troy Daily News Columnist autumn has arrived. This latter half of autumn But those iconic autumn offers a foretaste of times to leaves whose vivid patchwork come, while still presenting fresh recently painted the landscape, reminders of days barely ended. are now mostly on the ground. Like many transitions it’s neiYes, a few trees still retain their ther one nor the other, but both leaves. But do these look like the amalgam and unique — a synerleaves of two weeks back? Not at getic blend of future and past, all. The bulk are homogenously old and new, that carves out its attired in a muted yellow-green; own distinctive place in the year, scarlet reds and fiery oranges standing solidly on its own … a are practically nonexistent. And sort of mini-season. the still-fluffy piles already on Perhaps it is something in my the ground have traded their nature, a character flaw, that once colorful hues for somber finds such a time — such a landshades of bronze and tan and scape — both comforting and ochre. stirring. A surprising paradox. Moreover, soon even these The downed leaves are anilast reluctant leaves will sucmated by searching winds — cumb to gravity’s pull. And not moving about in heaps and long after, the newly-laid carpet handsful, shifting into rows,

blowing hither and yon, restless. As if not yet agreeing to that final relaxed stillness and slow eradication back into the earth. I understand that reluctance. They’re noisy, too, rustling as they move, crunching underfoot as you shuffle through them along a trail. You can even hear the falling leaves in the air, clattering softly as they come down through the interlacing of branches. A sound that diminishes along with their makers every passing day. What of the clutter — leaves down and falling, bedraggled woods, fields in tatters, the whole land looking rather disheveled? Hey, I’m kind of shaggy and rumpled myself, and if you ever saw my workroom, you’d know I missed out on that tidy gene. The late-autumn landscape suits me perfectly. Here’s another oddity I enjoy. As the days grow shorter, the illumination increases. With the leaves down the woodlands open up, light pours in, and the overall layout of the land is laid bare. The ability to see the underlying contours across such extended distances exposes the

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Election • Continued from B1 Wednesday, more than 3,000 voters had come in to let their voice be heard. “The in-office voting has increased, and is steady. In past weeks we saw about 150 (voters) a day and this week we’ve seen about 200,” Calendine said on Wednesday. “Everyday it’s steady. People realized they had 35 days to come to our office to vote.” Early voting continues in the coming week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. MondayThursday; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Nov. 4, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5, the day prior to the election. On Election Day, Nov. 6, polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Calendine said board of elections staff also mailed out about 8,500 absentee ballots and around 3,000 of those also have been returned. In Miami County, approximately 70,000 residents are registered to vote, she said. Calendine

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Voters enter Troy 2 B/C Precinct at the Troy-Miami County Public Library on June 7, 2011. Voters who enter their precinct must be prepared to show proper identification prior to voting. said a presidential election usually draws about 70 percent of those registered voters. In 2004, 72 percent of voters turned out at the polls, while the 2008 elec-

tion drew nearly 75 percent of the county’s voters, she said. As for the actual Election Day, she said the staff is ready to go.

“We are prepared,” Calendine said. “We’re moving along and taking one day at a time. We will be prepared for the election.”

Big Bird costumes hot sellers for Halloween NEW YORK (AP) — Can’t figure out how to dress as a binder full of women for Halloween? There’s always Big Bird, the other star of the presidential debates. The Yellow One is flying off the shelves after Mitt Romney’s threat to do away with government support for PBS. P At 6 feet, Angela Betancourt volunteered for Big Bird duty among a group of friends riffing on Sesame Street for a couple of Halloween parties and a meander along Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. She’ll likely carry a suit-

case as she passes out the popular kid character’s resume. “I grew up on Sesame Street and I think that PBS deserves all the funds it can get,” said Betancourt, 30. “We all feel the same way.” Halloweencostumes.com sold out of several takes on Big Bird almost overnight after Romney’s remark during the first presidential debate Oct. 3, said a company spokesman, Marlon Heimerl. “In the past this hasn’t been a very popular costume, so when Big Bird flew the coop in such high

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numbers, it was definitely a big surprise,” said Heimerl, who would not provide specific sales figures. Disguise Inc., Sesame Workshop’s official costume maker, said interest is up among the thousands of retailers it services. The sellers of unlicensed Big Bird, especially sexed-up versions, beware. “The only costumes authorized by Sesame Workshop are with our licensee, Disguise, and we are working with our legal team on having the others removed from the market,” said Ellen Lewis, a spokeswoman from over there on Sesame Street. Betancourt went for sanctioned, sassy Big Bird in a yellow, flapper-style feathered dress and a dainty head piece. Shannon

Ziegler of suburban Detroit will be Big Birdesque in a sexier mini with mesh cutouts, ringed thigh-highs and a fluffy hat that has google eyes. Ziegler, another 6-footer, hadn’t decided between a sign that reads: “Big Bird for President” or one imploring: “Don’t Use Me.” An American flag may also be involved. “When I saw that costume,” said the 27-year-old Ziegler, “I thought, how perfect is that?” For the record, Ziegler’s a Republican who said she’ll probably vote for Romney. “Big Bird is not getting fired,” she said. “Big Bird is big and strong and he will be able to stand his ground. I think that Sesame Street will be strong no matter what.”

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topographic secrets of a place in a way no amount of midsummer hikes could ever reveal. This second autumn is the perfect time to really get acquainted with your favorite outdoor hangouts. Finally, there’s the silence. Well, not exactly true soundlessness … more a natural quietude. The singing insects are gone. So are the frogs. Birds of all sorts still twitter and call, but not in such symphonic exuberance — though cardinals whistle from the hedges, every so often a robin will cut loose with an extended riff, and the Carolina wrens … well, no season stifles these boisterous fellows! Still, on the whole the land now seems peaceful, at rest. And the mood seems to rub off on me whenever I spend time afield. Plus I find this second autumn exquisitely beautiful. While most bold tones are gone or fading fast, plenty of color remains. Subtle hues, deeply muted — shades of ruby and jade, vermillion, amethyst and plum, and a hundred more. Quiet, Andrew Wyeth colors; you just have to look close.

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With shorter days and falling temperatures, Mother Earth is sending out a blunt, tough-love message: Time to grow more hair, bulk up with fat and find a nice cave to ride out the coming starvation months of winter. That worked fine for our Neolithic ancestors, and maybe even our great-grandparents on the farm. But as we move into the time of comfortfood stews and new-season TV shows that beckon us into winter cocooning, our bodies are heading into a particularly unhealthy time of year. Your body is telling you to slow down, sleep more, huddle by the fire, tell stories and conserve your calories. But your boss wants no slackers during holiday sales or year-end accounting. “Winter can have a pretty big impact on our physical health and emotional health,” said Dr. Conrad Iber, director of the Fairview sleep program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Here’s what’s coming at you, and what some experts say you can do about it: • More weight: Holidays, high-carb comfort foods and hibernation mean weight gain. And you’re right, it is getting harder and harder to shed weight because each year you tend to lose half a pound of muscle mass and add a pound of fat. • What to do: Drink lots of water, eat more whole grains and a rainbow of vegetables, eat within an hour of waking, control portions and stay physically active. Cool the bedroom at night to sleep better because people with five or fewer hours of sleep a night are 50 percent more likely to be obese than those getting seven to nine hours. • More grumpiness: Shorter days mean less sunlight, the doorway to SAD, a condition as bad as it sounds. Seasonal affective disorder can start around now, worsening as the winter deepens and daily sunlight shrinks to less than nine hours. It’s

worse for the half of adolescents who are already sleep-deprived (compared with 30 percent of adults), Iber said. “Teenagers’ internal clocks already keep them up an hour later than adults” — exacerbated by homework, texting, early school hours, 6 a.m. hockey practice, computer games, parties, updating Facebook pages and night school activities, he said. • What to do: Most helpful will be sunlight or its electric equivalent on your face (the strongest receptors are in your eyes), exercise, socializing and plenty of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin D. Manage your day so you get enough sleep — key for mental and physical competence on tests or at work, playing sports or an instrument, and retaining a good mood. • Tougher skin: Cold air and low humidity can dry and thicken your skin to help protect inside tissue, but can lead to chapped or cracked skin and lips. • What to do: Wear protective clothing and use moisturizer to avoid chapped hands and face. Consider shortening baths and showers and applying baby or mineral oil on skin afterward. • Colds and flu: This is prime time, because we’re all cooped up a lot more. • What to do: A good, balanced diet, exercise, fresh air and adequate sleep will help keep your resistance up. Get a flu shot. • Blood-flow change: Your body adapts to the cold by shifting more blood flow to interior organs and away from your hands, feet and face. That’s good for survival but can be bad for feet and hands. — What to do: Regular exercise and a good diet will keep your circulation balanced so that you’re less likely to have circulatory problems. Wear layers, and cover your wrists, ankles and head when you’re outside on cold days, to minimize heat loss. • Bottom line: Exercise, find ways to enhance sleep time, drink lots of water, eat right and get out into the sunshine.


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Stats show how kids get hurt by cars, booster seats BY LEE BOWMAN Scripps Howard News Service The common thread of research at the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent meeting in New Orleans was, of course, kids and the people who take care of them. Here’s a sampling of studies about keeping kids safe that pediatricians shared during the meeting. Just what are kids doing when they get hit by a car? Researchers at New York University Medical Center in New York City kept track of the behavior and injuries of nearly 1,100 patients who arrived at the hospital after being hit by a motor vehicle between 2008 and 2011. Among the victims, 13 percent, or 145, were under age 18.

Compared to the adults, pediatric victims were more likely to be male (65 versus 53 percent), to have a head injury (82 percent versus 72 percent) and to be discharged from the hospital without being admitted (70 percent versus 67 percent). Although a parent or guardian supervised most of the younger kids in the study, they still did a lot of risky things. Among kids 6 and younger, 44 percent were struck when they darted into the street and 36 percent when they tried to cross a street mid-block, away from a crossing. For those aged 7 to 12, 53 percent were not supervised by an adult, and 47 percent were hit crossing mid-block, 25 percent when they suddenly ran into the street. Among teens, 88 percent

were not with an adult. Thirty-two percent got struck crossing mid-block, 18 percent while using an electronic device and 14 percent when darting into the street. For the adults, 18 percent of the accidents happened when they did not use a crosswalk, 15 percent when they had been drinking alcohol and 9 percent when they were using an electronic device. If all states followed a national standard for booster seat use promoted by the American Academy of Pediatrics, hundreds of young lives might be saved each year, suggests an analysis led by a doctor at Boston Children’s Hospital. Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children aged 1 to 12 in the United States. The

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends kids stay in a belt-positioning booster seat until they’re 4feet-9, which typically happens when children are between ages 8 and 12. Instead, some states only require use of the seats based on age, many only until age 6 or 7, others until 8. Some set standards based on a child’s weight. Researchers looked at 9,848 fatalities and incapacitating injuries among children aged 4 to 8 between 1999 and 2009. In states with booster seat laws for 4to-6 year olds, death/injury rates were 20 percent lower than in states without booster seat laws; in states with laws for 7-to-9-year olds, the rate of death or serious injury was 33 percent lower. The study, using federal

accident data, also showed that children age 4 to 6 secured by only a shoulder/lap belt (no booster seat) were 20 percent more likely to die or suffer serious injury than kids properly restrained in a booster seat; among 7-and 8-year olds, there was a 70 percent increased risk of injury without a booster seat. Although the latest Census figures show 2.7 million grandparents are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren, a small study done by a doctor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that many are not up to date on safety guidelines for babies and children. A 15-question survey was completed by 49 people at grandparent support groups. Among the responses:

just 44 percent correctly said the back is the safest position for an infant to sleep (to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death syndrome). Forty-nine percent said blankets, bumpers and stuffed animals are acceptable in infant cribs — the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against them as suffocation risks. A quarter said it was OK for a 22-pound, 9-month old to be in a forward-facing car seat. Pediatricians recommend that babies stay in a rear-facing seat until age 2. Researchers said the results suggest pediatricians need to take extra care to make sure they pass along such safety recommendations to grandparents when they bring children for wellness visits.

Skinny Minnie: Disney favorite gets a Barneys makeover in film NEW YORK (AP) — Did Minnie Mouse do a catwalk cleanse? For a brief moment in New York’s Barneys upcoming holiday window display, Minnie becomes a long, lean high-fashion model and the skinny Minnie is drawing some criticism. The Barneys display puts Disney characters on the runway in front of animated versions of industry bigwigs in a short film that features Minnie’s daydream sequence strutting her stuff in Paris in a hotpink, ruffle-covered Lanvin dress. Runway Minnie gets only a few seconds of face time, but when she does, she transforms into a model who is tall and thin

with longer legs, leaner arms and daintier gloved hands than the polkadotloving character who typically embraces her curves from head to toe. Daisy Duck, Cruella De Vil and Goofy get similar instaslim treatments. For most of the film, however, Minnie and crew look their usual selves. Minnie has her big bows, round face and signature wide-width pumps. “Viewers will recognize the Minnie they know and love, as she takes a turn on the runways of Paris and in her own mirror, wearing a custom creation from one of the world’s greatest designers,” Barneys said in a statement to The Associated Press. “Some of the early highly stylized

fashion illustrations have garnered significant attention, however the reality is Disney’s Minnie Mouse proves that true fashion lovers come in all styles and sizes.” Still, the makeover has prompted several online petitions targeting Barneys and Disney for perpetuating the skinnymodel image that the fashion industry has been criticized for many times over. One of the louder voices is Taren StinebricknerKauffman, executive director and founder of SumofUs.org, a consumer watchdog group. In just over a week, the SumofUs.org petition has attracted close to 80,000 online “signatures.” There are a half-dozen additional

petitions up on Change.org, including one with more than 135,000 supporters. It was launched by Ragen Chastain, who self-published the book “Fat: The Owners Manual Navigating a Thin-Obsessed World with Your Health, Happiness and a Sense of Humor Intact.” Stinebrickner-Kauffman said she took this issue on after a friend of hers a mother to a gradeschool daughter posted about it on Facebook. “Girls have seen Minnie Mouse as a healthy character in their lives … to have her image subverted like that is troubling.” Girls are “bombarded” by impossible physical figures in the media, says Stinebrickner-Kauffmann,

and to have such a familiar face and shape be turned into such a skinny Minnie seems like it could fuel the insecurities young women often have about themselves and their bodies. Models are indeed taller and thinner than most women, and those features are further exaggerated in fashion illustrations used by designers and by Barneys in its promotional material for the Nov. 14 launch of its displays, says Steven Stipelman, assistant chair of fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Those are the images that are being protested, as the film short has not been released beyond the trailer provided to The Associated Press. The film does not

feature the drawing that has been the focus of criticism, though Minnie does undergo a transformation as soon as she steps onto the catwalk in front of Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz, International Herald Tribune reporter Suzy Menkes and Harper’s Bazaar global fashion director Carine Roitfeld, among other recognizable faces. Runway Minnie even masters the straight-ahead stare and bouncy strut that real-life models aim to master. She then comes quickly back to reality and her everyday appearance, and the film ends with her just as happy as herself window-shopping on Madison Avenue as she was in Paris.

Wednesday — Chicken Tetrazzini, garden spinach salad, strawberries, roll, milk. Thursday — MaidRite on a bun, sweet fries, corn, pineapple, milk. Friday — Grilled chicken patty on a bun, baked beans, green beans, grapes, milk. • COVINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Monday — Stuffed crust pizza, pizza sauce, romaine salad, peas, orange slices, applesauce cup, milk. Tuesday — Tenderloin on a bun, carrot sticks, celery, applesauce, fresh fruit cup, milk. Wednesday — Chicken Tetrazzini, garden spinach salad, green beans, strawberries, raisins, breadstick, milk. Thursday — MaidRite on a bun, sweet fries, corn, pineapple, pears, Goldfish, milk. • MIAMI EAST SCHOOLS Monday — Mac-NCheese, steamed broccoli, butter bread, applesauce, milk. Tuesday — Ham sandwich, green beans, peaches, nutrition bar, milk. Wednesday — Mexican Pizza, carrots, P.B. and jelly bar, gelatin with peaches, milk. • MILTON-UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday — Hot dog on a whole grain bun, baked beans, cauliflower, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Homestyle popcor chicken with a whole grain roll, corn, broccoli,

fruit, milk. Wednesday — Cheese wedge pizza, chopped romaine, celery, fruit, milk. Thursday — Beef patty with whole grain roll, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, fruit, milk. Friday — Whole grain grilled cheese, tomato soup, green beans, fruit, milk. • NEWTON LOCAL SCHOOL Monday — Hamburger on a whole grain bun, french fries, lettuce, applesauce/oranges, milk. (H.S. only: apple juice, graham crackers). Tuesday — Chicken and noodles, whole wheat dinner roll, mashed potatoes, carrots, diced pears, strawberries, milk. (H.S. only: orange juice and graham crackers. J.H. and H.S. — salad bar). Wednesday — Trio subs, corn, bean salad, mixed fruit, grapes, Fritos, milk. (H.S. only: Orange juice, subway style sub with sub bar). Thursday — Corn dog, carrots and celery with ranch hummus dip, diced peaches, sidekick, cookie, milk (H.S. only: apple juice. J.H and H.S. — salad bar). Friday — Double stuffed crust pizza, broccoli, fresh vegetables, applesauce, oranges, pretzel twists, milk. (H.S. only: orange juice). • PIQUA CITY SCHOOLS (K-8) Monday — Sock-Rockin’ chili, fruit, fresh cucumber and tomato dip, roll, milk. Tuesday — Sweet and sour chicken, rice, fruit, carrots, corn, milk.

Wednesday — Chicken Alfredo, fruit, garlic broccoli, milk. Thursday — Mexican pizza, fruit, tossed salad, milk. Friday — Turkey and ham deli sub, fruit, baby carrots with hummus, milk. Piqua High School: Monday — Pizza wrap, carrots, Calfornia blend, fruit, cookie, milk. Tuesday — Orange chicken with rice, green beans, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Chicken Alfredo, tossed salad, broccoli, fruit, roll, milk. Thursday — Quesadilla, corn, fruit, tortilla scoops with salsa, milk. Friday — Grilled chicken sandwich, fresh cucumber and tomato dip, baked beans, fruit, milk. • PIQUA CATHOLIC SCHOOLS Monday — Popcorn chicken, green beans, dinner roll, choice of fruit, milk. Tuesday — Chili with beans, butter bread, choice of fruit, peanut butter and jelly bar, milk. Wednesday — Mac and cheese, peas, dinner roll, choice of fruit, milk.

Thursday — Turkey and noodles, mashed potatoes, dinner roll, choice of fruit, milk. Friday — French toast, sausage links, hash browns, juice cup, milk. • ST. PATRICK Monday — Popcorn chicken, salad, baked pretzel, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Pancakes, hash browns, yogurt, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Hot dog, mac & cheese, baked beans, fruit, brownies, milk. Thursday — Pizza pasta casserole, garlic bread, green beans, fruit, milk. Friday — French toast sticks, sausage, hash browns, fruit, milk. • TROY CITY SCHOOLS Monday — Grilled cheese sandwich, baked beans, fruit, milk. Tuesday — Salisbury steak, dinner roll, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrot snacks, fruit, milk. Wednesday — Sausage, mini pancakes, applesauce, carrot snacks, tomato juice, milk. • TIPP CITY HIGH SCHOOL Monday — Chicken

nuggets, steamed corn, choice of fruit, wheat roll, milk. Tuesday — Soft taco, refried bean casserole, lettuce, tomato, choice of fruit, rice, milk. Wednesday — Chicken patty on a bun, carrots, choice of fruit, milk. Thursday — Cheeseburger on a bun, baked fries, fruit, low-fat milk, Fusian a la carte. Friday — Bosco Stick, broccoli, fruit, low-fat milk. • Upper Valley Career Center: Monday — Spice chicken or mac and cheese, tater tots, assorted fruit, multigrain roll or bun, milk. Tuesday — Spaghetti or veggie lasagna, side salad, assorted fruit, milk. Wednesday — Pizza or quesadilla, glazed carrots, assorted fruit, milk. Thursday — Soft taco or chicken fajita with black beans, rice, lettuce, tomato and salsa, assorted fruit, milk. Friday — General Tso chicken or popcorn chicken, fried or sweet brown rice, Oriental veggies, assorted fruit.

SCHOOL MENUS • BETHEL GRADES 1-5 Monday — Dominos pizza or BBQ pork sandwich on a wheat bun, broccoli, choice of fruit, milk. Tuesday —Uncrustable PB&J, cheese stick, carrots and peas, choice of fruit, milk. Wednesday — Tombstone corn dog, scary green beans, eyeball grapes, creepy cookie, mummy milk. • BETHEL GRADES 612 Monday — BBQ pork sandwich on a wheat bun with pickles, sweet potatoes, choice of fruit, milk. Tuesday —Dominos pizza or Uncrustable PB&J, carrots and peas, choice of fruit, milk. Wednesday — Corn dog, green beans, fruit, milk. • BRADFORD SCHOOLS Monday — Chicken fingers or peanut butter bars, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, fruit cup, fruit juice, wheat dinner roll, milk. Tuesday — Spaghetti and meat sauce or yummy yogurt/fruit salad, green beans, fresh apples, fruit cup, breadstick, milk. Wednesday — Pizza slice or peanut butter bars, broccoli, fresh fruit, fruit cup, fruit sherbet, milk. • COVINGTON ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL Monday — Pepperoni pizza, romaine salad mix, peas, orange slice, milk. Tuesday — Tenderloin on a bun, carrot sticks, celery sticks, applesauce, milk.

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This May 6, 2006, file photo shows two cyclists riding along the 13-mile-long scenic drive at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada. These towering red sandstone cliffs, some reaching 3,000 feet, is just 15 miles west of metropolitan Las Vegas.

Lots of parks, great scenery outside the city LAS VEGAS (AP) — The images of Las Vegas are familiar: gambling, ostentatious theme hotels, gambling, shows, the Strip … and gambling. All are legitimate lures to the city, which gets its name from the Spanish for “The Meadows,” but is better known as “Sin City” or by its now-famous tagline, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” But when we visited friends who moved there from the East, they recommended leaving Vegas for some regional sightseeing. So, on our first morning there, we awoke to see the sunrise, packed a lunch and got an early start to Zion National Park, about 160 miles (about 260 kilometers) away. Zion’s big brother, the Grand Canyon, is about another 100 miles (160 kilometers) from there. Zion, officially made a national park in 1919, is actually in Utah, but with Las Vegas sitting in the southeast corner of Nevada, it is easily reached by going through a bit of neighboring Arizona to get there The drive northeast took us past the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and in the neighborhood of the sprawling Nellis Air Force Base, all through some of America’s most stunning scenery. (We felt sympathy for our driver friend, who had to keep his eyes on the road.)

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This Oct. 2 file photo shows The Hoover Dam and Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge from the heliport in Boulder City, Nev. The Depression-era engineering marvel that harnessed the Colorado River and still supplies massive amounts of power to the Southwest remains one of the most popular stops for the Vegas tourist. The distances went by quickly as we gaped through the car windows at commanding rock formations and canyons, arid brush valleys. The entrance fee to the park — good for a week — is $25 per car (and passengers), $12 for a motorcycle and $12 per person. (Check for free days, like National Public Lands Day, and annual passes; plus, April through October, you can take a free shuttle bus that began run-

ning in the year 2000 to reduce traffic.) We saw Court of the Patriarchs, with a view of rock formations named Abraham, Isaac and Jacob peaks, ranging some 7,000 feet (about 2,133 meters) up. (They were so named by Mormons, who discovered the canyon in 1858 and settled there in the mid-19th century.) We had our picnic lunch at The Gorge and marveled at the red sandstone walls, created by

millions of years of sedimentation and uplift, towering majestically on both sides of the Virgin River stream running through the canyon. Magnificent indeed. There, we caught our first glimpse of wildlife, young deer grazing near the water. We alighted again at the Temple of Sinawava, named for the coyote god of the Paiute Indians. Here, Zion Canyon narrows and we walked the paved foot-trail about a mile (1.6 kilometers) to the mouth of the gorge, sharing the way with numerous squirrels who seemed oblivious to the two-footed invaders. We gloried in more of the stunning sights on the ride back and returned to Vegas well in time for dinner and to make our donations to the ubiquitous slot machines. Hoover Dam was next on our hosts’ itinerary. Just about 30 miles or so (about 50 kilometers) southeast of Las Vegas, in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, this concrete dam was completed in 1935 and formed Lake Mead, the largest man-made lake and reservoir in the United States. (The second largest is nearby Lake Powell, a reservoir on the Colorado River. Most of it, including the Rainbow Bridge, is in Utah, though it straddles the

border between Utah and Arizona.) Traffic is not allowed across the Hoover Dam, but, after parking, we climbed up the stairs to the Mike Callahan-Pat Tillman Memorial arch bridge for a spectacular view of the dam and the surrounding area. The bridge is in Nevada on one side and Arizona on the other. An outing for another day of our visit was Mount Charleston, in the Spring Mountains and Toiyabe National Forest, northwest of Las Vegas. At nearly 12,000 feet (nearly 3,660 meters), it is the highest point in the area, a popular getaway spot for Las Vegans who want to escape heat in summer. Its cool mountain breezes bring temperatures down 20 to 30 degrees. On the way back, we drove around Red Rock Canyon, awed by its towering red sandstone cliffs, some reaching 3,000 feet (about 915 meters). It was hard to believe that this natural beauty was only about 15 miles (about 25 kilometers) west of metropolitan Las Vegas. Back in the city, we took a walk on the wild side and wandered the Strip to ogle the flashy hotels, see a show and contribute, again, to the cacophonous casinos that bait visitors with slot machines, card tables and roulette wheels.

Free things to do when you visit Las Vegas LAS VEGAS (AP) — If you’ve got the money, Las Vegas has a million ways for you to spend it the limo, the penthouse suite, the finest champagne money can buy and that’s before you even hit the casino floor. But even in this town of glamour and excess, there’s enough for the guys and girls who didn’t get so lucky at the tables last night. Here’s a sampling of the best Las Vegas has to offer without spending a dime. • WELCOME TO FABULOUS LAS VEGAS SIGN A visit to Sin City can’t really begin without a stop at this iconic sign. Located at the gateway to town and dating back to 1959, the sign is usually swarmed by dozens of tourists posing for photos and a bride or two just out of the wedding chapel. The sign is set in the median of Las Vegas Boulevard, better known as the Strip, and buses and cars can slip easily from

the southbound lanes into the sign’s very own, free parking lot. • BELLAGIO FOUNTAINS & CONSERVATORY The Bellagio resort, with its romantic Italianinspired architecture, is something of a crown jewel in the heart of the Strip. But when night falls, the real stars are the majestic dancing fountains that emerge from the vast manmade lake in front of the hotel. Illuminated columns of water shoot from hundreds of powerful pipes below the lake’s surface, soaring to impossible heights and moving in sync to songs by Andrea Bocelli, Faith Hill and The Beatles. The fountains dance periodically during the afternoon and at 15-minute intervals throughout the evening in a free show that, even to locals, doesn’t get old. After the mist settles, head on into the casino

itself to see the thousands of real potted plants and flowers of the botanical gardens.. • NEON HISTORY Las Vegas is a city not afraid to implode a highrise casino that’s past its prime. But history still lives on through the neon signs that once graced the casinos. A trip to the Neon Boneyard, which features more than 150 donated and rescued signs dating back to the 1930s, will cost you and requires an appointment. But you can see a handful of those signs lit up and restored for free on a stroll through the outdoor Downtown Gallery on Fremont Street. • HOOVER DAM The Depression-era engineering marvel that harnessed the Colorado River and still supplies massive amounts of power to the Southwest remains one of the most popular stops for the Vegas tourist. While a guided tour will

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This March 20 file photo shows the Bellagio fountain spraying in sync with music during one of its afternoon shows in Las Vegas. The Bellagio resort, with its romantic Italian-inspired architecture, is something of a crown jewel in the heart of the Strip. But when night falls, the real stars are the majestic dancing fountains. cost you, there’s still plenty to see for free at the site located about 45 minutes from the Strip. Stroll the sidewalks of the new Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, which sits high above the dam itself, and see a bird’s eye view of the 726-foot-tall (221 meters) dam. At dam

level, see sculptures by artist Oskar J.W. Hansen, including 30-foot-tall (9 meters) winged creatures flanking a flagpole. On the ground below the statues is a celestial map, designed so that future generations could determine the exact day of the dam’s dedication even if

all other evidence of the event disappeared. • BIG ELVIS No trip to Las Vegas is complete without an Elvis sighting or three. While The King can be spotted posing for pictures on nearly any of the tourist corridors, visitors who want to hear him sing for free should head over to Harrah’s casino on the Strip. That’s where Pete Vallee, aka Big Elvis, presides over a piano bar from an oversized, bejeweled throne. Big Elvis’ 40minute sets, scheduled three times an afternoon every weekday except Wednesday, include everything from the rock of his early years to gospel. But the crowd really gets going when the corpulent crooner launches into his rendition of “Viva Las Vegas.” Big Elvis hands audience volunteers maracas and Elvis wigs and invites them to let loose something that just comes natural in Vegas.


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As a Bond villain, Bardem gives ‘Skyfall’ a jolt NEW YORK (AP) — In one long take, Javier Bardem grandly strides into the latest James Bond film. Walking slowly across a cavernous lair and toward a foreground where Daniel Craig’s 007 sits tied to a chair, Bardem as the film’s villain, Raoul Silva tells an ominously symbolic story about rats. Resembling something like a sinister Dick Cavett, Bardem, with wavy blond hair and a white jacket, crouches near Bond and suggestively, intimidatingly rubs his thigh. It comes as little surprise that Bardem as a Bond villain is a lot of fun. In “Skyfall,” he provides one of the finest arch-enemies in the 50-year history of Bond films, and plays him as a distinctly more human character than the franchise has often provided even if with a dose of flamboyance. “The key point for me was what (director Sam Mendes) told me from the very beginning: the word ‘uncomfortableness,’” Bardem said in a recent interview. “I don’t want him to be someone that threatens somebody, that’s threatening to someone. It’s about creating a very uncomfortable situation every time he talks to somebody else.” The 43-year-old Spanish actor is already widely admired by his peers and film critics, having won an Oscar in 2007 for another interestingly coiffured villain,

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This film image released by Sony Pictures shows Javier Bardem in a scene from the film “Skyfall.” Bardem portrays Raoul Silva, one of the finest arch-enemies in the 50-year history of Bond films. Anton Chigurh in “No Country for Old Men,” and been nominated two other times: for his breakthrough performance in Julian Schnabel’s “Before Night Falls” (2000) and for his soulful, melancholy turn in Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s “Biutiful” (2010). But “Skyfall” is Bardem’s largest film yet, the kind of blockbuster behemoth that usually gives little room for even the finest actors to flex their muscles. Yet, rather than be constrained by the Bond movie archetype, Bardem manages to put forth a performance just as nuanced as

those in smaller, more deliberately arty films. “I’ve never done a movie as big as James Bond, so I didn’t how a big monster like this would affect my work on set,” says Bardem. “It was a great gift of finding myself in a very, very creative process.” It was Craig who first reached out to Bardem while casually chatting at an event in Los Angeles. Bardem, intrigued, replied that the prospect sounded “pretty cool.” He was later convinced after reading the script and finding: “Wow. There’s a person here.”

“I’m in awe of the guy,” says Craig. “He’s a passionate kind of creature where everything he does on screen is mesmerizing and electrifying. He put in levels of interest, made it real, but didn’t forget he was playing a Bond villain which is a clever actor knowing full well he’s got to play it straight, kind of, and then remember what he’s doing.” Just how “straight” Bardem’s Silva is has been a question eagerly debated by 007 fans, with some calling him the first gay Bond villain. That’s probably overstating it (and what do we really know about Oddjob’s private life, besides) but Silva’s effeteness, along with his sensitivity and sense of humor, make him an unusually layered bad guy. “Doing a Bond movie affords you that kind of flamboyance that you can’t get in purely naturalistic movies,” says Mendes. “As an actor, you get an opportunity to do things that, frankly, are hovering a foot above the ground. They’re not rooted in reality. Javier always has a slight theatricality about him, which we just tweaked in this movie.” It was a considerably different process for Bardem than playing the Cormac McCarthy-penned villain of “No Country.” Chigurh was virtually devoid of personality, but was rather an embodiment

of violence, an angel of death. Silva’s terrorism in “Skyfall” is fueled by a past with MI6 head M (Judi Dench), whom he targets in an elaborate cyber scheme. Silva’s blond locks and his drive for making public MI6 secrets suggests Julian Assange, though Bardem says the Wikileaks founder wasn’t a deliberate inspiration. Acting runs in the family for Bardem, who grew up watching his mother agonize between parts, waiting for the phone to ring. He initially pursued painting and fell into acting after trying to earn money as an extra. His mother’s advice was to commit fully to the work without compromise, a lesson Bardem has long clung to, carefully choosing his roles with uncommon pickiness. (He’ll next star in Terrence Malick’s “To The Wonder,” to be released next year.) He’s also remained a perpetual student, studying for a month every year with his acting coach, Juan Carlos Corazza, in Madrid, where Bardem lives with his wife Penelope Cruz and their young son. “It’s always about really dismantling what you think you know and the security and the safety zone where you are, trying to make a step forward to something new, something that will put you in some trouble,” he says.

FILM REVIEW

‘Cloud Atlas’ Ambitious ‘Cloud Atlas’ gang ponders is laughably self-serious next lives

Maybe if you’re 20 years old and high in your dorm room with your friends, the platitudes presented in “Cloud Atlas” might seem profound. Anyone else in his or her right mind should recognize it for what it is: a bloated, pseudo-intellectual, self-indulgent slog through some notions that are really rather facile. Ooh, we’re all interconnected and our souls keep meeting up with each other over the centuries, regardless of race, gender or geography. We’re individual drops of water but we’re all part of the same ocean. That is deep, man. Perhaps it all worked better on the page. “Cloud Atlas” comes from the bestselling novel of the same name by David Mitchell which, in theory, might have seemed unfilmable, encompassing six stories over a span of 500 years and including some primitive dialogue in a far-away future. Sibling directors Lana and Andy Wachowski who actually have come up with some original, provocative ideas of their own in the “Matrix” movies (well, at least the first one) working with “Run Lola Run” director Tom Tykwer, have chopped up the various narratives and intercut between them out of order. The A-list actors who comprise the cast play multiple parts across the various stories and in elaborate makeup that’s often laughable. Tom Hanks is a scheming doctor on a voyage across the South Pacific in 1849, a trash-talking novelist in present-day London and a peaceful goatherd who’s part of a post-apocalyptic tribe in the 2300s. Halle Berry is a composer’s white trophy wife in 1936 Scotland, an investigative reporter in 1973 San Francisco and a member of an elite society of prescients in the farthest future. Hugh Grant is often the least recognizable of all beneath layers of prosthetics and goop: at one point, he’s a vengeful old man; at another, he’s the raging leader of a band of cannibals. One easy rule of thumb: If you see Hugo Weaving, you know he’s a bad guy. Except for the story line in which he plays a woman,

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This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Tom Hanks as Zachry and Halle Berry as Meronym in a scene from “Cloud Atlas.” The film is an epic of shifting genres and intersecting souls that features Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, Jim Sturgess, James DíArcy, Doona Bae, Keith David, Sarandon and others in multiple roles spanning the centuries.

This film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Jim Broadbent, left, and Ben Whislaw in a scene from “Cloud Atlas,” an epic spanning centuries and genres. that is: an oppressive Nurse Ratched figure in a psychiatric hospital. Maybe the concept of transformation and of connectedness despite the physical vessels we occupy felt especially resonant for the transgender Lana Wachowski, formerly Larry Wachowski. But rather than serving as a satisfying, cohesive device, the multiple-parts strategy feels like a distracting gimmick. Instead of seamlessly melding with the film’s philosophy of continuity, it keeps you constantly wondering: “Who is that actor made up to look Asian? Who is that beneath the henna tattoos and macrame? Is that… Susan Sarandon?” It takes you out of the heart of the stories and holds you at arm’s length. “Cloud Atlas” is ambitious in its scope, for sure

edited fluidly and often wondrous to look at, but totally ineffective from an emotional perspective. As you’re watching it you may ponder as I did whether any of these six stories across disparate genres would be more compelling as its own, stand-alone film. Possibly the one set in pre-World War II, starring Ben Whishaw as an up-and-coming composer who flees London when he’s exposed as a homosexual and goes to work for an aging musical master (Jim Broadbent), all the while writing letters to his lover (James D’Arcy) full of humor and longing. (This is one of the Tykwer segments, by the way. He also directed the tales set in 1973 and 2012, while the Wachowskis took on 1849, 2144 and the 24th century.) The most ridiculous is

the one that takes place “After the Fall” in Hawaii in the mid-2300s. It requires Hanks and Berry to yammer at each other in a disjointed, stripped-down version of English that’s as indecipherable as it is laughable. Even more unintentionally hilarious is the sight of Weaving hopping around in green makeup like some subversive leprechaun, whispering naughty things in Hanks’ ear. On the other end of the spectrum, the most engaging tale of all is set in the gleaming, futuristic city of Neo Seoul, a place of detailed, totalitarian precision built atop the remnants of a flood. Sonmi-451 (Doona Bae) is one of countless fabricated restaurant workers locked in a daily routine of servitude and sleep. But she longs to think for herself and dares to escape with the help of a young revolutionary played by Jim Sturgess. Sure, it’s hugely derivative with its garish, dystopian aesthetic and themes of machines turning on the people who invented them, but it’s also the only one that comes close to capturing any real sense of humanity. “Cloud Atlas,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release, is rated R for violence, language, some sexuality/ nudity and drug use. Running time: 172 minutes. One and a half stars out of four.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Tom Hanks wants to be one of the Wright brothers in his next life. Halle Berry and Ben Whishaw would like to come back in feline form. The stars of “Cloud Atlas” along with British author David Mitchell, who wrote the novel that inspired the genre-bending epic about souls returning and intertwining over the centuries shared their beliefs and disbeliefs about reincarnation as the film heads to U.S. theaters Friday. Hanks himself doesn’t buy into reincarnation, while Berry, Whishaw and co-stars Hugo Weaving and Jim Sturgess either believe or at least think it’s possible that souls come back for an encore. “I think there’s far too many reincarnated Cleopatras to buy into the notion that the exact person comes back as someone else,” Sarandon said. “But I do believe that this energy which can’t be destroyed when a person dies, where does that go?” “I’ve met people that I know I knew, where I had no way of knowing them,” Berry said. “I think that comes from some other past-life connection. I never have been able to say, when we’re done, we’re done. I just choose not to believe that. I don’t want to believe that when I die, I just turn into a lump of dust, and that’s all there was to me. I want to believe that there’s a soul. “I’ve seen people die before, like right before my eyes, and I feel like I’ve seen their souls just leave their body. And I believe it goes somewhere. I don’t believe it just goes off into this abyss of nothingness.” Directed by siblings Lana and Andy Wachowski (“The Matrix) and Tom Tykwer (“Run Lola Run”), “Cloud Atlas” spins six stories spanning 500 years, with the actors taking on multiple roles playing the same souls progressing through the ages. Here are their thoughts on their next-life prospects. Hanks (interviewed alongside Berry): One of the Wright brothers. I’d love to be the first guy to see the earth from the sky. I think that’d be great. Either one, Orville or Wilbur. Who was the funniest? I want to be the funny Wright brother. Berry: I’m going to

choose an animal (Hanks rolls his eyes). Probably a lion. King of the jungle. Some animal roaming the earth. Hanks: Let’s say I’m going to buy the reincarnation thing. I’m taking animals out of it. Berry: Why? Hanks: You have never seen a happy old lion, and I would like to be somebody who can be happy when they’re old. Old lions, you know what they do? They’ve got busted teeth, and they’ve got ulcers somewhere. They can’t catch anything. They get thrown out of the pride. Berry: How do you know that? Hanks: Because I’ve seen old lions! I’ve been to the zoo! Berry: But they’re in the zoo. I don’t want to be in the zoo. I want to be out in the wild. Hanks: Oh, man. You’ve seen “The Lion King” way too many times. Whishaw: I don’t want to be human. I’d like to be an animal, and maybe some kind of big cat. A predatory cat. Sturgess: You always want to say some sort of incredible artist of some sort, but actually, maybe not human at all. To experience life as a different animal would be kind of interesting. I mean, a bird. Having the opportunity to fly. That would be pretty awesome. Something as far away as what your experience this time around could possibly be. Weaving: I love working on the land, actually. My dad’s family came from a long line of illiterate farm laborers in the west country of England. Generations and generations of them. There’s something of that in me, I think. I plant a lot of trees. I have a property about three hours north of Sydney and head up there with family and friends. So maybe something to do with the earth and the land, or trees or nature. 2332818

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DATES TO REMEMBER TODAY • DivorceCare seminar and support group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at Piqua Assembly of God Church, 8440 King Arthur Drive, Piqua. Child care provided through the sixth-grade. • COSA, an anonymous 12-step recovery program for friends and family members whose lives have been affected by another person’s compulsive sexual behavior, will meet in the evening in Tipp City. For more information, call 463-2001. • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion meeting is open. • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at 7 p.m. for open discussion in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. • AA, Living Sober meeting, open to all who have an interest in a sober lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. • Narcotics Anonymous, Winner’s Group, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. Open discussion . • Narcotics Anonymous, Poison Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 202 W. Fourth St., third floor, Greenville. • Narcotics Anonymous, Never Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., Sidney • Teen Talk, where teens share their everyday issues through communication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Troy View Church of God, 1879 Staunton Road, Troy. • Singles Night at The Avenue will be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg Church, 6759 S. County Road 25A, Troy. Each week, cards, noncompetitive volleyball, free line dances and free ballroom dance lessons. Child care for children birth through fifth grade is offered from 5:45-7:45 p.m. each night in the Main Campus building. For more information, call 667-1069, Ext. 21. MONDAY • Christian 12 step meetings, “Walking in Freedom,” are offered at 7 p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lcctroy.com for more information and programs. • An evening grief support group meets the second and fourth Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Generations of Life Center, second floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The support group is open to any grieving adult in the greater Miami County area and there is no participation fee. Sessions are facilitated by trained bereavement staff. Call 573-2100 for details or visit the website at homc.org. • AA, Big Book discussion meeting will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. The discussion is open to the public. • AA, Green & Growing will meet at 8 p.m. The closed discussion meeting (attendees must have a desire to stop drinking) will be at Troy View Church of God, 1879 Old Staunton Road, Troy. • AA, There Is A Solution Group will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, County Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The discussion group is closed (participants must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, West Milton open discussion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, rear entrance, 1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, handicap accessible. • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion meeting is open. A beginner’s meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. • Alternatives: Anger/Rage Control Group for adult males, 7-9 p.m., Miami County Shelter, 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. • Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. Other days and times available. For more information, call 339-2699. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. New members welcome. For more information, call 335-9721. • Troy Noon Optimist Club will meet at noon at the Tin Roof

the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, Just For Tuesday, will meet at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. This is an open discussion. • Narcotics Anonymous, Unity Group, 7 p.m., Freedom Life Ministries Church, 9101 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Open discussion. • Public bingo, license No. 010528, will begin with early birds at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 833, 17 W. Franklin St., Troy. Use the Cherry Street entrance. Doors open at 5 p.m. Instant tickets also will be available. • Public bingo — paper and computer — will be offered by the Tipp City Lumber Baseball organization from 7-10 p.m. at the West Milton Eagles, 2270 S. Miami St., West Milton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and concessions will be available. Proceeds will benefit the sponsorship of five Little League baseball teams. For more information, call 543-9959. • The Knitting Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Bradford Public Libary, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. All knitters are welcome or resiTUESDAY dents can come to learn. • DivorceCare will be every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy • Deep water aerobics will be Church of the Nazarene, State offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln Route 55 and Barnhart Road, Troy. Community Center, 110 Ash St., The group is open to men and Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lcctroy.com for more informa- women. For more information, call Patty at 440-1269 or Debbie at tion and programs. • A children’s support group for 335-8397. • Christian 12-Step, 7-8:30 p.m. any grieving children ages 6-11 years in the greater Miami County at Ginghamsburg South Campus, area will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. on ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, the first and third Tuesday evenings one mile south of the main campus. at the Generations of Life Center, second floor, 550 Summit Ave., WEDNESDAY Troy. There is no participation fee. Sessions are facilitated by trained bereavement staff and volunteers. • Skyview Wesleyan Church, Crafts, sharing time and other grief 6995 Peters Road, Tipp City, will support activities are preceded by offer a free dinner at 6:15 p.m. a light meal. Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. • A teen support group for any • An arthritis aquatic class will grieving teens, ages 12-18 years in be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at the greater Miami County area is Lincoln Community Center, Troy. offered from 6-7:30 p.m. on the Call 335-2715 or visit second and fourth Tuesday www.lcctroy.com for more informaevenings at the Generations of Life tion and programs. Center, second floor, 550 Summit • The “Sit and Knit” group meets Ave., Troy. There is no participation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at fee. Sessions are facilitated by Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers trained bereavement staff and vol- Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All unteers. Crafts, sharing time and knitters are invited to attend. For other grief support activities are more information, call 667-5358. preceded by a light meal. • The Milton-Union Senior • Quilting and crafts is offered Citizens will meet the second and from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday fourth Wednesday 1 p.m. at 435 at the Tipp City Seniors, 320 S. Hamilton St., West Milton. Those First St., Tipp City. Call 667-8865 interested in becoming members for more information. are invited to attend. Bingo and • Mothers of Preschoolers, a cards follow the meetings. group of moms who meet to • Grandma’s Kitchen, a homeunwind and socialize while listencooked meal prepared by voluning to information from speakers, teers, is offered every Wednesday meet the second and fourth from 5-6:30 p.m. in the activity cenTuesday from 6:15-8:30 p.m. ter of Hoffman United Methodist Single, married, working or stay-at- Church, 201 S. Main St., West home moms are invited. Children Milton, one block west of State (under 5) are cared for in MOPRoute 48. The meal, which PETS. For more information, conincludes a main course, salad, tact Michelle Lutz at 440-9417 or dessert and drink, for a suggested Andrea Stapleton at 339-8074. donation of $6 per person, or $3 • The Miami Shelby Chapter of for a children’s meal. The meal is the Barbershop Harmony Society not provided on the weeks of will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Street United Methodist Church, Year’s. 415 W. Greene St., Piqua. All men • The Kiwanis Club will meet at interested in singing are welcome noon at the Troy Country Club, and visitors always are welcome. 1830 Peters Road, Troy. Non-memFor more information, call 778bers of Kiwanis are invited to come 1586 or visit the group’s Web site meet friends and have lunch. For at www.melodymenchorus.org. more information, contact Bobby • Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at Phillips, vice president, at 335Richards Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., 6989. Troy. Video/small group class • The Troy American Legion designed to help separated or Post No. 43 euchre parties will divorced people. For more informa- begin at 7:30 p.m. For more infortion, call 335-8814. mation, call 339-1564. • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 • The Toastmasters will meet p.m., Dettmer’s Daniel Dining every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at Room. American Honda to develop to help • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 participants practice their speaking p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, skills in a comfortable environment. 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Contact Eric Lutz at 332-3285 for • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come more information. Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the • AA, Pioneer Group open dis12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal cussion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. Enter down the basement steps on The discussion is open. the north side of The United • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion Church Of Christ on North Pearl Lutheran Church, Main and Third Street in Covington. The group also streets at 8 p.m. This is a closed meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday night discussion (participants must have and is wheelchair accessible. a desire to stop drinking). • AA, Serenity Island Group will • Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster Group, Presbyterian Church, corPresbyterian Church, corner of Ash ner North and Miami streets, and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The Sidney. discussion is open. • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., p.m. for closed discussion, Step Troy. Open discussion. and Tradition meeting, in the 12 • An Intermediate Pilates class Step Room, Trinity Episcopal will be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., more information, call Tipp-Monroe Westminster Presbyterian Church, Community Services at 667-8631 corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, or Celeste at 669-2441. Piqua. Use the alley entrance, • Women’s Anger/Rage Group upstairs. will meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will

restaurant. Guests welcome. For more information, call 478-1401. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 and meeting at 5:30 p.m. • Parenting Education Groups will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and age-appropriate ways to parent children. Call 3396761 for more information. There is no charge for this program. • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy, use back door. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Sanctuary, for women who have been affected by sexual abuse, location not made public. Must currently be in therapy. For more information, call Amy Johns at 667-1069, Ext. 430 • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • Pilates for Beginners, 8:309:30 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus.

meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Men’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • A Domestic Violence Support Group for Women will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16. E. Franklin St., Troy. Support for battered women who want to break free from partner violence is offered. There is no charge for the program. For more information, call 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Children’s Creative Play Group will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. School-age children will learn appropriate social interactions and free expression through unique play therapy. There is no charge for this program. More information is available by calling 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Spirit of Recovery, Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 9100 N. Main St., State Route 48, between Meijer and Samaritan North. For other meetings or information, call 2526766 or (800) 589-6262, or visit the Web site at www.region5oa.org. • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • A Pilates Beginners group matwork class will be from 5:306:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 6692441. • Safe People, 7-8:30 p.m., Ginghamsburg Church, SC/DC 104. Find guidance for making safe choices in relationships, from friendships to co-workers, family or romance. Learn to identify nurturing people as well as those who should be avoided. Call Roberta Bogle at 667-4678 for more information. • Boundaries, 7-8:30 p.m., Ginghamsburg Church, ARK 200. A 12-week video series using Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Offers practical help and encouragement to all who seek a healthy, balanced life and practice in being able to say no. For more information, call Linda Richards at 667-4678. • The Troy Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. For more information, call 335-1923. • A free employment networking group will be offered from 8-9 a.m. each Wednesday at Job and Family Services, 2040 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. The group will offer tools to tap into unadvertised jobs, assistance to improve personal presentation skills and resume writing. For more information, call Steven Kiefer at 570-2688 or Justin Sommer at 440-3465.

night at the clinic, 1300 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Registration will be from 5:30-7 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The clinic does not accept medical emergencies, but can refer patients to other doctors and can prescribe medication. Call 332-0894 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, NAIOU, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Preschool story hours will be from 10-11 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. • Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Tipp City. For more information, call 552-7082. FRIDAY • An arthritis aquatic class will be offered from 8-9 or 9-10 a.m. at Lincoln Community Center, Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lcctroy.com for more information and programs. • A “Late Night Knit” meeting will be from 7-10 p.m. on the first and third Friday at Tippecanoe Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited to attend. For more information, call 667-5358. • AA, Troy Friday Morning Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m. in the Salvation Army, 129 South Wayne St., Piqua. Use parking lot entrance, held in gym. • Narcotics Anonymous, Clean and Free, 8 p.m., Dettmer Hospital, 3130 N. County Road 25A, Troy. Open discussion. Fellowship from 7-8 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 910 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 6672441. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • A singles dance is offered every Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Christopher Club, Dixie Highway, Kettering, sponsored by Group Interaction. The dance is $6. For more information, call 640-3015 or visit www.groupia.org. • 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. • Weight Watchers, 1431 W. Main St., Church of the Bretheren, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • Recovery Too Al-Anon meetings are offered at 8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Church, main campus, Room 117, S. County Road 25-A, Tipp City. • AA, Men’s Meeting will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new First Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Road and State Route 41. The meeting is closed (memTHURSDAY bers must have a desire to stop drinking). • Deep water aerobics will be • AA, Troy Winners Group will offered from 6-7 p.m. at Lincoln meet at 8:30 p.m. in the 12 Step Community Center, 110 Ash St., Room at the Trinity Episcopal Troy. Call 335-2715 or visit www.lcctroy.com for more informa- Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy for discussion. The meeting is tion and programs. • An open parent-support group open. • AA, Troy Beginners Group will be at 7 p.m. at Corinn’s Way meets at 7 p.m. in the 12 Step Inc., 306 S. Dorset Road, Troy. Room at the Trinity Episcopal • Parents are invited to attend Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. the Corinn’s Way Inc. parent supThis is an open discussion meetport group from 7-8:30 p.m. each ing. Thursday. The meetings are open • Weight Watchers, Westminster discussion. Presbyterian, Piqua, meeting at 9 • Tipp City Seniors gather to a.m., weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. play cards prior to lunch every • Pilates for Beginners Thursday at 10 a.m. at 320 S. First (Introduction), 9:15-10:15 a.m. at St., Tipp City. At noon will be a 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For carry-in lunch and participants more information, call Tipp-Monroe should bring a covered dish and Community Services at 667-8631 table service. On the third or Celeste at 669-2441. Thursday, Senior Independence • Narcotics Anonymous, offers blood pressure and blood Saturday Night Live, 8 p.m., St. sugar testing before lunch. For John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. more information, call 667-8865. • Best is Yet to Come open AA Water St., Sidney. • Relapse Prevention Group, meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal 5:30-6:45 p.m. at The Avenue, Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. Room 504, at Ginghamsburg Main • AA, Tri-City Group meeting Campus, 6759 S. County Road 25will take place 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the former Dettmer A. • The Next Step, a worship celHospital. The lead meeting is open. ebration for people on the road to For more information, call 335recovery, 7 p.m. at Ginghamsburg 9079. Main Campus Sanctuary, 6759 S. • AA, Spirituality Group will County Road 25-A. meet at 7 p.m. at First • Yoga classes will be offered Presbyterian Church, Troy. The disfrom 10-11 a.m. at the First United cussion is open. Church of Christ, Troy. The public • Health Partners Free Clinic will offer a free clinic on Thursday is invited.


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A bit of art history BBC arts editor explains modern art BY ANN LEVIN AP Book Reviewer “What Are You Looking At?: The Surprising, Shocking, and Sometimes Strange Story of 150 Years of Modern Art” (Dutton), by Will Gompertz: If you’ve ever stood before a painting or sculpture and said “Huh?” or “Excuse me?” or “My kid could do that!” then BBC arts editor Will Gompertz has written the perfect book for you. A former director of London’s Tate Gallery, Gompertz has an uncanny knack for making difficult art (and ideas) easy, and doing so without jargon. In “What Are You Looking At?” he starts from the premise that almost everybody has trouble immediately comprehending work that possesses what the late art critic Robert Hughes memorably called “the shock of the new.” Even Sir Nicholas Serota, his old boss at the Tate, admitted to being confounded on occasion, he reports. “It doesn’t matter if you are an established art dealer, a leading academic or a museum curator,” he writes. “Anyone can find themselves at something of a loss when facing a painting or sculpture that is fresh out of an artist’s studio.” His solution is to place the particular work of art or artist into the long narrative arc of art history in other words, through education comes enlightenment. And so he offers a lively, witty account of the major moments and movements of the past 150 years of that history, from Edouard Manet’s in-your-face naked harlot “Olympia” to Damien Hirst’s pickled shark. In Gompertz’s zeal for the anecdotal, he occasionally resorts to corny reenactments of famous art history moments not surprising for a book that started out as a stand-up comedy show. Some readers may long for a few footnotes and a bibliography, yet it’s clear that he really knows his stuff. In the end, stuffy, pretentious scholarship isn’t what he’s about. This userfriendly guide is aimed at the millions of participants in today’s global modern art market who “suspect, in their heart of hearts, that it’s a sham” but find that it’s not cool to say so. Conjuring up example after example of artworks that have baffled or enraged the public, Gompertz explains why they aren’t a sham. And he’s so good at his game that by the end, you may very well be persuaded that “A Thousand Years” a Hirst creation that features the rotting head of a dead cow in a glass vitrine is ghastly, yes, but also very good art.

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Nesbo’s ‘Phantom’ an addictive read “Phantom” once again features Harry Hole, the physically and mentally tortured detective with a “Phantom” (Knopf), talent for catching serial by Jo Nesbo: Let it never killers. This time, though, be said that Jo Nesbo is Hole is on a more personafraid to take risks with al mission than usual. his writing. The investigator In all fairness, it’s returns to Oslo from selfunlikely many would say exile in Hong Kong to that. This is an author, prove that the son of the after all, who gave us a woman he loves is not a device that forces victims killer. to choke on their own The young man, Oleg, blood and a murderer stands accused in the without nipples. But Nesbo’s most recent book, AP PHOTO/KNOPF death of a fellow drug “Phantom,” is twisted in a This book cover image user, Gusto, who is a key released by Knopf shows narrator from beyond the more psychological way “Phantom,” by Jo Nesbo. grave in the book. Harry, than his past novels. BY NAHAL TOOSI AP Book Reviewer

who essentially views Oleg as his own son, simply cannot accept what the evidence says about him. Hole takes a journey through Oslo’s drug world where a new, highly potent substance called violin is rapidly destroying lives. And this time Hole is pretty much on his own (he’s no longer a part of the police force), but yet he still has to deal with plenty of police and political bureaucracy. There are many strands and characters, even a rat, in this multi-

layered novel, and that’s both a strength and a weakness. The many voices, the seemingly disparate events that ultimately lock together such elements keep the reader hooked on Nesbo’s literary substance. But at times it’s like an overdose. After all, there are only so many coincidences in life, and “Phantom” is really pushing it. A more simple approach (maybe two or three fewer characters) could have made the book even more addictive.

Kristin Cast (St. Martin’s Press) 6. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishing Group) 7. “NYPD Red” by James Paterson, Marshall Karp (Little, Brown) 8. “Fifty Shades Freed” by E.L. James (Vintage) 9. “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James (Vintage) 10. “Fifty Shades Darker” by E.L. James (Vintage) NONFICTION E-BOOKS 1. “Killing Kennedy” by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co.) 2. “No Easy Day” by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer (Penguin Group) 3. “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow (Hyperion)

4. “The Meaning of Marriage” by Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller (Penguin Group) 5. “Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co.) 6. “Leadership and SelfDeception” by Arbinger Institute (Berrett-Koehler Publishers) 7. “Six Days of War” by Michael B. Oren (RosettaBooks) 8. “The Master of Disguise” by Antonio J. Mendez (HarperCollins) 9. “The Finish” by Mark Bowden (Grove/Atlantic) 10. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future” by Michael J. Fox (Hyperion)

BESTSELLERS FICTION 1. “The Mark of Athena” by Rick Riordan (Hyperion Books) 2. “The Panther” by Nelson DeMille (Grand Central Publishing) 3. “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown) 4. “The Bone Bed” by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam) 5. “The Twelve” by Justin Cronin (Ballantine Books) 6. “Hidden” by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast (St. Martin’s Griffin) 7. “NYPD Red” by James Patterson, Marshall Karp (Little, Brown) 8. “Dork Diaries 5: Tales From a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All” by Rachel Renee Russell (Aladdin)

9. “Winter of the World” by Ken Follett (Dutton Books) 10. “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn (Crown Publishing Group) NONFICTION 1. “Killing Kennedy” by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard (Henry Holt & Co.) 2. “No Easy Day” by Mark Owen with Kevin Maurer (Dutton Books) 3. “Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence” by Sarah Young (Integrity Publishers) 4. “Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard (Henry Hold & Co.) 5. “America Again” by Stephen Colbert (Grand Central Publishing) 6. “Lidia’s Favorite Recipes” by Lidia Matticchio

Bastianich, Tanya Bastianich Manuali (Knopf) 7. “Guinness World Records 2013” by Guiness Book Records (Guiness Book Records) 8. “Who I Am” by Pete Townshend (Harper) 9. “God Loves You” by David Jeremiah (FaithWords) 10. “StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath (Gallup Press) FICTION E-BOOKS 1. “The Bone Bed” by Patricia Cornwell (Penguin Group) 2. “The Panther” by Nelson DeMille (Grand Central Publishing) 3. “The Twelve” by Justin Cronin (Random House) 4. “Reflected in You” by Sylvia Day (Penguin Group) 5. “Hidden” by P.C. Cast,


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Exhibit hails Katharine Hepburn as fashion icon NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A new exhibition is hailing the fashion sense of Katharine Hepburn, whose trademark khakis and open-collar shirts were decidedly unconventional in the 1930s and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40s, when girdles and stockings were the order of the day. The fiercely independent Hepburn famously once said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anytime I hear a man say he prefers a woman in a skirt, I say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Try one. Try a skirt.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? But skirts and dresses abound in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screenâ&#x20AC;? at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which opens Thursday. Hepburn, who died in 2003 at age 96, saved almost all the costumes from her long career that included four Oscars and such memorable films as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Philadelphia Story,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;?The African Queen,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;?Guess Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coming to Dinnerâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;On Golden Pond.â&#x20AC;? Forty are on view at the exhibition, which runs through Jan. 12. One of the first things visitors will notice is how slender Hepburn was she had a 20-inch waist and a grouping of seven khaki pants artfully arranged on a pair of mannequin legs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The fact that she wore slacks and wanted to be influenced comfortable womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ready-to-wear in the United States,â&#x20AC;? said Jean Druesedow, director of the Kent State University Museum, which was given 700 items from Hepburnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estate. Kent State was selected because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only museums of performance clothes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That image said to the American woman â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Look you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be in your girdle and stockings and tight dress. You can be comfort-

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Museum Installer Rene Ronda places a protective plexiglass cube cover over a hat by designer by Edith Head, from the 1975 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rooster Cogburn,â&#x20AC;? as part of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screenâ&#x20AC;? exhibit in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Oct. 16.

A suit worn during publicity photos for the 1967 movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.â&#x20AC;? able. That was probably the first aspect of becoming a fashion icon,â&#x20AC;? said Druesedow, a co-curator of the exhibition. The strong-willed actress known for taking A design by Irene, left, from the 1948 MGM movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;State charge of her career of the Union,â&#x20AC;? and one by Walter Plunkett from the 1949 worked closely with all her designers to decide her MGM movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Adam's Rib.â&#x20AC;?

performing wardrobe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They understood what would help her characters, what she would feel comfortable wearing â&#x20AC;Ś how it would support the story,â&#x20AC;? Druesedow said. Margaret Furse, an English designer who created Hepburnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wardrobes for â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lion in Winter,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;?A Delicate Balanceâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love Among the Ruins,â&#x20AC;? went shopping with the star and talked extensively about what kinds of things would set the scene. Among the highlights is a stunning satin and lace wedding gown created by Howard Greer for her role as Stella Surrege in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Lake.â&#x20AC;? The 1933 production was her first major Broadway role and also a huge flop. Writer and wit Dorothy Parker described her performance as running â&#x20AC;&#x153;the gamut of emotion from A to B.â&#x20AC;? The experience taught Hepburn to have a bigger say in what roles she accepted, said Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, curator of exhibitions at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. When she really liked a costume she had copies made for herself, sometimes in a different color or fabric. A silk dress and coat by Norman Hartnell from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Suddenly, Last Summerâ&#x20AC;? and a green raw silk jumpsuit by Valentina from â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Philadelphia Storyâ&#x20AC;? were among the pieces she had copied. Comfort was paramount to Hepburn being able to throw her leg over a chair or sit on the floor. She always wore her â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;uniformâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; khakis and a shirt to rehearsals and pant ensembles to publicity appearances. A companion book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Katharine Hepburn: Rebel Chic,â&#x20AC;? describes how RKO executives hid

IF YOU GO â&#x20AC;Ś â&#x20AC;˘ KATHARINE HEPBURN EXHIBIT: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screenâ&#x20AC;? at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza (65th Street west of Broadway), http://www.nypl.org/events/ exhibitions/katharinehepburn-dressed-stageand-screen. Open MondaySaturday noon to 6 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Free.

Hepburnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trousers in an effort to persuade her to abandon them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her response was to threaten to walk around the lot naked. Though she only stripped down as far as her silk underwear before stepping out of her dressing room, she made her point and she got her trousers back,â&#x20AC;? fashion writer Nancy MacDonell wrote in an essay for the book. But comfort didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean sacrificing style and she certainly knew how to be glamorous especially when a role called for it. In her private life, she shopped at the major cutting-edge New York couturiers and worked with the best costume shops of the period, including King and Muriel Valentina, said CohenStratyner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She really appreciated good fabric and good construction,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even her trousers are couture.â&#x20AC;? The exhibition is supplemented by film clips, movie posters, and archival photographs of Hepburn wearing the very costumes worn by the mannequins. Her false eyelashes, makeup trays and sensible shoes are also on display.



   

   

       

                    

  

           

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Rate on 30-year loans rises to 3.41 percent WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. mortgage rates rose only slightly this week and continued to hover near record lows, a trend that has helped boost home sales and refinancing. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage edged up to 3.41 percent, from 3.37 last week. Three weeks ago, the rate touched 3.36 percent. That’s the lowest level on records dating to 1971. The average rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage, often used for refinancing, rose to 2.72 percent. That’s up from last week’s record low of 2.66 percent. The rate on the 30-year loan has remained below 4 percent all year, helping drive a modest housing recovery. And rates have fallen even further since the Federal Reserve started buying mortgage bonds in September to try to encourage more borrowing and spending. Home sales have increased from last year, and prices are rising more consistently in most areas. Builders are more confident and starting more homes. Lower rates have also persuaded more people to refinance. That typically leads to lower monthly mortgage payments and more spending. This week brought more positive news on the housing front. U.S. sales of new homes jumped last month to the highest level in more than two years, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. And slightly more Americans signed contracts last month to buy homes, the National Association of Realtors reported Thursday. Still, the housing market has a long way to a full recovery. And many people are unable to take advantage of the low rates, either because they can’t qualify for stricter lending rules or they lack the money to meet larger down payment requirements. To calculate average mortgage rates, Freddie Mac surveys lenders across the country on Monday through Wednesday of each week. The average doesn’t include extra fees, known as points, which most borrowers must pay to get the lowest rates. One point equals 1 percent of the loan amount. The average fee for 30-year loans was 0.7 point, unchanged from last week. The fee for 15year loans also held steady, at 0.6 point.

Snuggle with sensational winter linens BY MARY CAROL GARRITY Scripps Howard News Service One of my favorite rites of fall is to watch the leaves on the trees around my home turn amber, persimmon and ruby. Another is to see bedding ensembles transformed from summer into wintery works of art. If your bedding is getting a bit frayed, or if you’re ready for a new look, why not remake your bed this winter? Here are a few of my favorite looks for the season. You don’t have to be Scottish to feel a kinship with a drop-dead-gorgeous tartan plaid duvet and pillows. While the look is timeless and traditional, add a toile pattern and two different plaids so the bedding is anything but stuck in the past. One of our go-to designs when dressing a bed is to include four rows of pillows, starting with a pair of matching Euro pillows in the back, then descending in size until we finish off with a smaller rectangle accent pillow. Each set of pillows adds a distinctive element, yet complements the overall design. When we build our bedding ensembles, we don’t just decorate the head of the bed: We make the foot sensational as well. For example, add a royal blue quilt at the bottom of the bed to pull out the blue from the pillows. Finish with a cable knit throw on top, just waiting for a Sunday afternoon nap. A diverse mix of tartan plaid, paisley, toile and floral fabric looks divine together. Though each fabric has a lot of personality, they work well together if they toggle around the same color palette. Another trick to pairing bold patterns is to repeat the patterns throughout. When dressing your bed, get the most luxurious

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This richly dressed bed is exploding with wonderful patterns. With a mix of tartan plaid, paisley, toile and floral fabric, it looks divine. sheets your budget will allow. My favorites are white cotton sheets with an impossibly high thread count, trimmed in lace. Delicate sheets look great against a colorful winter bedding ensemble. Orange is still hot, hot,

hot in the decorating world. Combine pops of bright pumpkin with fabrics that feature deeper, richer tones of brown, tan, rust and red to create a bedding ensemble that’s a bit more sophisticated. One of our favorite approaches is to wed con-

temporary fabrics with time-tested traditional fabrics. Consider putting an ottoman at the foot of the bed. It is the perfect place to sit while you dress or to place bed linens and spare pillows.

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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS lot, $41,400. William W. Lawson to Federal National Mortgage Corp., one lot, $90,000. Lee Brown to Rajendra Khare, one lot, $260,000. Kenneth Kirsch, Lucy Kirch to Rosemary Bayman, trustee, Kirsch Family Irrevocable Trust, one lot, one part lot, $0.

Reardon to Gary A. Wagner Sr., a part lot, $0. Scott Investments of Dustin Davis to Troy LLC to John Dustin Davis, Kara Cremeens, Tess Turner, one lot, $0. Cremeens, one lot, Bank of America $276,000. N.A., successor, Bac Constance Fasano, Home Loans Servicing Julian Fasano to LP, Bank of New York, Constance Fasano, trustee, Bank of New trustee, one lot, $0. York Mellon, Nancy Dallman to Certificateholder of Donna Dewey, one lot, Cwalt Inc., Countrywide $120,000. Home Loans Servicing Dawn Carter, Jordan PIQUA to Danielle Drieling, two Carter, Charles part lots, $75,000. Robinson, Dawn Pamela J. ConoverFannie Mae a.k.a. Robinson, Fran Perciavalle, Frank Federal National Robinson to Aaron Mortgage Association, Perciavalle to American Condon, one lot, International Law Office of John $141,000. Clunk Co. LPA, attorney Relocation, one lto, Nancy Jo Donahue $148,500. in fact to Frances to David Ramming, Gail Kohler-Szachta, American Ramming, one lot, International Relocation Thomas Szachta, one $106,400. to Mary Ellen McKinley, lot, $28,500. Deutsche Bank N.A., David Reardon, Gail one lot, $147,500. Novastar Home Equity, Reardon to Gary A. Carole Griec a.k.a. Ocwen Loan Servicing Wagner Sr., two part Carole Hepner, Joseph to Lynda Bradley, Lisa Griec to Jessica lots, $30,000. Fries, one lot, one part David Reardon, Gail Morgan, Spencer

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Graham, Sarah Graham, one lot, $286,300. Alexa Vagedes, Ross Vagedes to Michelle Bridges, one lot, $155,000. Richard S. Davis trustee, Giles J. Davis Sr. Family Trust to Carrico Properties LLC, one lot, $335,000.

$167,000. NVR Inc. to Jennifer Mason, Michael Mason, one lot, $284,600. Carriage Trails at the Heights, Dec Land Co. I LLC to Inverness Group Inc., one lot, $33,000. Inverness Group Inc. to Connie Cooley, Donald Cooley, one lot, $182,100.

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Margaret Brame, Marshal Brame to Paul Jett, one lot, $93,500. Orfori & Association PC, Secretary of Housing Urban Development to Bert Kendall, a part lot, $0. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Octagon Holdings LLC, one lot, $0.

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Deanna Davis, James M. Davis, attorney in fact to Carolyn Ricker, James Ricker, 33.172, $175,000. Joseph Grusenmeyer, Judith Ann Vargo to Joseph Grusenmeyer, Judith Ann Vargo, $0. Estate of Roy B. Gibbs to Marie Gibbs, one lot, $0. Michael Edmondson to Donna Shiverdecker, Todd Shiverdecker, one lot, $385,000.

Loa Faye Caldwell, CONCORD Nancy Lavey, guardian TWP. to Fred Slomba, Myra Slomba, a part lot, Estate of Virginia $58,000. Jeffrey Whitten, Lisa Siegel to U.S. Bank Whitten to Daniel Miller, N.A., testamentary trustee, $0. one lot, $100,000. Laurie Ann DiGiancomo-Looney, FLETCHER Mark J. Looney to Prudential Relocation Dakoda Higley, Inc., one lot, $234,000. Kalee Higley a.k.a. Prudential Kalee McCarty to Relocation Inc. to Carla Kimberly McCarty, two Davis, Timothy Davis, part lots, $0. one lot, $234,000.

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Carl Wagoner, Hazel Wagoner to Carl Margaret Wiltshire, Wagoner Revocable Matthew Wiltshire to Living Trust, Carl Honey Creek Estate Wagoner, trustee, one LTD., $0. lot, $0. Fannie Mae a.k.a Federal National CONCORD Mortgage Association, TWP. Manley, Deas & Kochalski LLC, attorney Lorett Grise, Michael in fact to Mattie Greene Gross, Rhonda Gross, 0.396 acres, 1.00 Bruce Jenkins, St. acres, $115,000. Benedict Old Catholic Church, Trinity Worship MONROE Center Inc. to Order of TWP. St. Benedict Old Catholic Church, one Charlotte Bargo to lot, $39,900. Michael Rohr, 10.0783 acres, $100,000. HUBER Katherine Mars, HEIGHTS William Mars to Nicholas Custer, one Inverness Group Inc. lot, $114,000. to Gaylee Foley, Paul Covenant at Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove Foley, one lot,

Bible Church to Covenant at Sugar Grove, surviving entity in a merge, $0.

NEWBERRY TWP. Andrea Peters, Kody Peters to Trustees of Old Order German Baptist Church, 5.040 acres, $79,500. Janet Chaney, Robert Chaney to Andrea Peters, Kody Peters, 6.958 acres, $140,000.

NEWTON TWP. Jody Smith, Tiffany Smith to Jody Smith, Tiffany Smith, 5.001 acres, $0. Janet Darlene Manning to Household Realty Corp., 1.000 acres, $0.

SPRINGCREEK TWP. Estalene Jones, Jim Jones, POA to Jim Jones, 0.717 acres, $0. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, Lerner, Sampson and Rothfuss to Adam Shoe, a part lot, $3.513 acres, $86,000. Jennifer Sentman, Randall Sentman to Victoria Basham, 1.001 acres, $107,500. Mary Jetter, Paul Jetter to Joyce Sarver, Robert Sarver, one lot, $175,500. Estate of Roy S. Lutes to Judith Day, David Lutes, Jeffrey Lutes, a part tract 5.200 acres, $0.

STAUNTON TWP. Jamie Herron, Lynn Herron to JLMH LLC, a part tract 35.00 acres, $0. Betty Ann More Declaration of Trust, Kenneth Moore, successor to Michael Moore, 5.020 acres, 3.624 acres, $40,000.

UNION TWP. Thelma Entwisle to Russell Hager, a part lot, $22,000.

HOME FIX Q&A side of the subfloor and the top of the joist. When someone steps on that area of the floor and compresses the subfloor, it squeaks. Q: How do you Filling the gap with a repair squeaking floors? The house is wood shim is one reme47 years old and just dy, or you could use one of several devices walking across the available to stop the floors creates a squeak. But it’s only squeak. “Squeak-Ender” in certain areas, not stops the squeak by the whole floor or room. Can we elimi- inserting a breakaway screw through the nate the squeak hardwood flooring. without replacing “Squeeeeek No More” the floors? has a clamp system A: A squeak in that is secured to the hardwood, carpet or vinyl flooring is usually floor joist; it uses a bolt and nut to pull the the result of the subfloor rubbing against a subfloor tightly to the nail used to secure the joist. “Squeak-Relief” is floor to joists. The joist a C-shaped clamp secured to the side of shrinks as it dries, the floor joist and to leaving a small gap between the flat under- the underside of the BY DWIGHT BARNETT Scripps Howard News Service

subfloor. All three devices are available at home and hardware stores or can be ordered online. In any case, you have to identify the source of the squeak. As I have written in the past, someone needs to be in the basement or crawlspace while another person walks on the squeaky area. Once identified, the device you choose can be installed using a battery-powered screw gun. I still like the simple repair of inserting a pair of cedar shims, available at lumber yards and home stores, between the subfloor and the joists. Shims are cheap and easy to use and no tools are required.

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just the guest bath and powder room â&#x20AC;&#x201D; by getting a new toilet, redoing the wallpaper or paint, and getting a new sink and faucets. If necessary, add new cabinets, too. The guest bedroom should have fresh linens and a new bedspread or coverlet. Of course, a fresh coat of paint will help, too.

in at a new location. Sellers often wonder if they need to use a licensed contractor to make repairs either before the home goes on the market or during the sale transaction. Your purchase contract may include a clause pertaining to work done by sellers during the transaction. It may permit sellers to make repairs, even if they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t contractors. However, it may also say that a building permit must be taken out for any work that requires a permit. Be sure to put something in writing informing the buyers of work that was performed before closing, who did it and when. Include a copy of a paid invoice, if possible. Find out if there are seller disclosure requirements that require sellers to disclose any work they are aware of that was done without the necessary building permits. If this applies to you, disclose it in writing to the buyers. A handyman can often take care of minor repairs. Ask for an itemized invoice of the work done by the handyman. Give this

information to the buyers and ask for a signed receipt to acknowledge their receipt. Itemize all repairs made by you, a handyman or contractor during the transaction. Make sure this list is available for the buyers to sign off on before the closing. In preparation for sale or during the sale transaction, you may decide to make major repairs, like repairing or replacing the roof or replacing a furnace. Make sure that the contractor who does the work is willing to transfer the warranty to the buyers when they become the new owners. THE CLOSING: You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want the buyers coming back to you with complaints about the work you paid for that was recently done by a contractor.

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thought he got a deal until the buyers hired the original contractor to inspect the job after it was finished. Some of the work had not been done or was not done properly. Many contractors bid jobs on a time and material basis. If this is the only way a contractor will work, and you think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best choice for the job, ask him to give you a â&#x20AC;&#x153;cost not to exceedâ&#x20AC;? price. Ideally, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like a firm bid for the work. This way, if the contractor underbid the job, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to pay more. In some cases, it may be better to negotiate a cash credit to the buyers at closing rather than having work done yourself before closing. This can save you from future liability. Correcting a problem is not always a straightforward proposition. For example, fixing a drainage problem can be tricky. Water tends to find a course. You might succeed in stopping water entering your basement at one location only to find that water comes

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TROY, 1314 Sussex Road, Saturday, October 27, 9am-5pm & Sunday, October 28, 1pm-5pm. Huge estate sale of Lola Dean Stevens. Bone China, antiques, glassware, furniture, old trunk, jewelry, miscellaneous items. Cash only!

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105 Announcements MIAMI JACOBS Career College, Monster Bash Open House! Safe place for kids to trick or treat, Haunted House, Campus Tours, Career Information, Resume Writing Workshop, and more. October 30th, 6pm to 8pm located at 865 W Market Street in Troy. Call 888-265-4569 for more information.

Champaign Residential Services has part time openings available in Miami Shelby, Preble and Darke Counties for caring people who would like to make a difference in the lives of others. Various hours are available, including mornings, evenings, weekends and overnights. Paid training is provided Requirements: • high school diploma or equivalent • valid drivers license • proof of insurance • criminal background check ★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★

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Need quality, dependable people for work in Piqua/ Sidney only, Competitive pay. Email reply to: dreamlawn@woh.rr.com

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Airstream, Inc, a Recreational Vehicle Manufacturer and a division of Thor Industries, is seeking an automotive customer service background professional as a Service Manager of our factory service department.

The ideal candidate will have detailed working knowledge of the automobile and recreational vehicle industries with at least 2 years experience with a vehicle manufacturer. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, written and verbal communicative skills along with good organizational skills are required.

The responsibilities of this position include supervision of service technicians and interaction with retail customers and overseeing the complete operation of the service department and retail store to enhance profitability and growth.

Qualified applicants may submit their resume with references in confidence to: AIRSTREAM, INC. Attn: Human Resources P.O. Box 629 Jackson Center, OH 45334-0629

Email: coakley@airstream.com

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OTR DRIVERS STAFFING SPECIALISTS WANTED

We are looking for someone with a DRIVE TO SUCCEED and build business, Staffing Experience a PLUS. Must possess the following:

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Strong Customer Service Skills - Relationship Building Ability to Lead/ Manage Prospecting/ Cold Calling Strong Computer Skills Ability to Multi Task Outgoing personality

Mileage and expenses paid, Full Benefits Package.

If you possess these skills please respond with your resume for immediate consideration to: mkinney@iforceservices.com

CDL Grads may qualify Class A CDL required Your local Burger King in Tipp City has openings for:

Join the top LTC Team in a traditional elegance in a country setting that offers the following positions: FT 1st 2nd & 2rd shift STNAʼs PRN All shifts RN/LPN

PT 3rd shift RN Supervisor

Please send resume to: Dayton Superior Products 1370 Lytle Road Troy, OH 45373 OR email resume to: dspc@ daytonsuperiorproducts.com NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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

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Smail Trucking Company is looking for local hopper and OTR drivers for van freight. No touch. No HazMat, No NYC. 40¢ all miles to start. ★ Home weekends ★ ★ Health insurance ★ ★ Vacation pay ★

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UTILITY DRIVER

Continental Express has immediate opening for a Utility person. Will work in the Wash Bay assisting with washing and fueling trucks. Primary responsibility will be parking trucks and dropping trailers on our lot. CDLA not required but must have prior experience operating tractor trailers. Must also pass drug screen and physical. Work days will consist of ThursdaySunday. Excellent pay and benefits. Apply in person at: Continental Express 10450 St Rt 47 Sidney, OH www.ceioh.com

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FREIGHT TRAIN, Lionel 1965, original boxing including platform and buildings, photos, $250 or bargain, Piqua, (248)694-1242.

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245 Manufacturing/Trade FULL TIME POSITION Steel CNC machining shop in need of employees for first shift. Hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4pm.

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We offer: • Medical/ Dental/ Vision Insurance • 401K • Weekend Shift Differential

Please stop by: SpringMeade HealthCenter 4375 South County Rd. 25-A Tipp City, Ohio 45371

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Applications are being accepted for a Certified Athletic Trainer on a casual basis to provide Athletic Trainer service on site to area high schools, colleges and community events. The Athletic Trainer develops and participates in sports medicine oriented programs and community education services. May assist the team physician with pre-participation physicals and performs assessments of injuries and recommends appropriate follow up care. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor of Science/Art degree, current license from the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board, current certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association and current professional provider CPR certification. Wilson Memorial Hospital offers a comprehensive benefit package including, medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance, long term disability insurance, vacation, holiday and personal days, tuition assistance, wellness program and 401(k). Our Wilson Memorial Hospital value — “ASPIRE: Always Serve with Professionalism, Integrity, Respect and Excellence.”

We are seeking a highly motivated individual in our operations department. Candidate should posses these qualifications:

• Great communication skills • Able to meet tight deadlines • Multi-tasks while maintaining priorities • Good problem-solving skills • PC proficient in windows environment • Working knowledge of DOT regulations • One year of dispatch experience preferred We offer a competitive wage and benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life and retirement program. Resumes can be sent by email to chad@alsmithtrucking.com or 8984 Murphy Rd Versailles, OH 45380. 2331069

Customer Service Associate Select-Arc, Inc. is seeking a Customer Service Associate to work at its Fort Loramie, OH headquarters. The primary job responsibility entails communicating with customers and outside sales representatives as well as working internally with the company sales management, production and shipping departments.

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Apply on-line at www.wilsonhospital.com

MARKETING ADMINISTRATOR Select-Arc, Inc. is seeking a Marketing Administrator to work at its Fort Loramie, OH headquarters. The primary job responsibility entails communicating with customers and outside sales representatives as well as working internally with the company sales management, factory management and finance to provide the following services: • • • • •

Management of all Price List, Special Pricing, Rebates, etc. Management of all part number routing and costing Administration of all Sales Reports Administration of Private Label Packaged Products Administration of International Paperwork

Qualifications include:

Qualifications include:

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• A high school diploma. • Customer service experience. • International customer service experience and Spanish language fluency a plus. Competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package are offered. E-mail, fax or mail resume to Mike Tecklenburg at Select-Arc, Inc., 600 Enterprise Drive, P.O. Box 259, Fort Loramie, OH 45845, Fax: (888) 511-5217. E-mail: mtecklenburg@select-arc.com. No phone calls, please.

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College Degree or Equivalent Preferred Strong Computer Skills Experience with pricing and customer service a plus International experience and Spanish language fluency a plus.

Competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package are offered. E-mail, fax or mail resume to Mike Tecklenburg at Select-Arc, Inc., 600 Enterprise Drive, P.O. Box 259, Fort Loramie, OH 45845, Fax: (888) 511-5217. E-mail: mtecklenburg@select-arc.com. No phone calls, please.

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Fisher

NICE CLEAN PUBLIC AUCTION

PUBLIC AUCTION

Butch & Marilyn Boehringer 2671 Piqua-Troy Road, Troy, Ohio Take North Market Street past Sherwood Shopping Center – Market Street becomes Piqua-Troy Road

TROY, OHIO

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 9:30 AM FARM EQUIPMMENT: Farmall H w/ loader, Super M & 300 w/ fast hitch, plus 3 btm fast hitch plow, weights; grain auger; double disk; JD semimtd mower; pull type rotary mower; utility trailer; platform scale; corn sheller; wooden wheel barrow on steel; wooden feed box; partial rolls of fence; roll of barb wire; mowing scythe; wheat cradle; lg wheel field measure & MORE! LAWN & GARDEN: Dixon Ram 25 HP, ZTR mower; JD 102 lawn tractor, 17 HP, 42” cut; grass catching Tru-Vac gas engine vacuum; Snapper rear tine tiller; Toro, 6 HP, 22” snow blower. ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: Singer Featherweight sewing machine; patchwork quilts & comforts; tin head German doll; lady’s high top shoes; child’s iron; flat irons; crocks & jugs; granite ware; 12 milk bottles; Piqua Coke bottles; copper wash boiler; mirror; 2 cobalt & 1 amethyst lightning rod glass balls; dinner bell & country antiques; small sgl door cupboard; library & porcelain top tables; trunks; license plates, 1946 to 1974; antique tools; wooden pulleys; Poplar Mechanics w/ 1950’s & 60’s autos; few Farm Journals; 1953 M.Ward’s catalog; tin & goose neck coffee pots; tobacco tins; str razor; Uncle Henry pocket knife; Wah Jack metal Indian figure & full groove Indian ax bookend. GLASSWARE & CHINA: Candlewick; Fostoria bright red candy dish; depression & colored glassware; 3 St. Clair paperweights; J. Haviland china for 16; Royal Swirl & Homer Laughlin china; deep bowls. HOME FURNISHINGS: Wood grain dinette w/ roller chairs; twig & slat rocker; Sam Schrock stool; Waterfall bedroom furniture; bookcase hdbd dbl bed & dresser w/ mirror; Maytag washer & dryer; Necchi sewing machine; Singer industrial sewing machine for leather; Frigidaire upright freezer; White Mt ice cream freezer; kitchen items; soft goods; 4 Longaberger baskets & more! TOYS & MORE! Old balloon tire bike; wagon; interchangeable head Barbie doll & 1 other; Ken Doll & case; World of Barbie double doll case; some clothing & accessories; Barbie Country Camper w/ box; Skipper case & clothes; children’s books; games; Mickey Mouse xylophone w/ box; comics; Tootsie, Matchbox & other small toys; Farmall H tractor; marbles; Legos & more! BARN, GARAGE & WORKSHOP: Craftsman: Radial arm, table & band saws, 4” jointer, hand planer & wood lathe; Ryobi 10” planer; Rockwell power miter saw; disk/belt sander; jig saw & stand; Ring Master turning tool on bench stand; drill press; pipe clamps; pneumatic nailer; DeWalt saws-all & circular saw; Makita belt sander; small elec power tools; older hand tools; blower heater; older welder; Echo chain saw; garage supplies & related items. PLEASURE BOAT: Galaxy 18’ I/O fiberglass boat & trailer. Not recently used, but check out the possibilities! NOTE: After many years at this location, the Fisher family has chosen a public auction to disperse their belongings. Please plan to attend. Photos & details at www.stichterauctions.com

John & Norma Fisher, Owners

THURS., NOV. 1, 2012 Time: 3:00 PM ANTIQUES: Pine Welsh cupboard; Empire oak buffet; round oak table w/ claw feet, cut–down; oak drop front desk w/ drwr & double glass door base; school master’s table top desk; small church pew; stained glass church window; unique mahogany side chair w/ uph seat; 2 Victorian parlor chrs; oval walnut lamp table; twisted stem fern stand; convertible high chair; child’s rocker w/ cane seat & back; Aladdin green lamp w/ white shade; crocks & jugs; 2 sizes of glass funnel string jars; RR step stool, CM & StP lantern & NKP water can; 2–CI planter kettles; McCormick cream separator; 20 jar cream test bottles in wooden box; horse collar & hames; soapstone foot warmer; shoe last; coal bucket; ice tongs; CI skillets; white granite coffee pot; wire holder egg carton; pewter candy mold; Rit Dye package display; Kist Beverage cooler, soda & seltzer bottles & crate; snow shoes; plate quilt; 5 quilt tops; oval bubble glass frames; 7 Longaberger basket; & others; Tanglefoot wooden box; copper waste basket in wooden holder; chrome leg, black top table desk w/ 2 drws & matching chair; LC Smith typewriter; more to be found. SPECIAL ITEMS OF INTEREST: 15 hand crafted tin chandeliers! POTTERY: Weller 22 pcs: Garden Ware squirrel on bowl; Roma bowl, Roba cornucopia & ewer pitcher, 5 Blossom vases, large Wild Rose vase & 4 others, 4 Cameo white floral pcs, 2 Gloria vases & pr of green vases. Roseville Snowberry bowl; RRPC Lovebirds vase. GLASSWARE, CHINA & MORE! American Fostoria glassware; green etched console bowl & candlesticks; Fenton mint green candlesticks; cake stand; glass baskets; stemware; crystal & other glassware; china deep bowl; floral soup tureen; over 20 nice cups & saucers; teapot w/ stacking cream & sugar; Noritake Tree in Meadow china, 113 pcs; Oneida Strawberry Plaid china; blue & white Yuan & Mongolia pattern plates; figurines incl Florence Ceramics Sue Ellen & much more! TOYS, ETC: Hand crafted 3 pc kitchen set for kids; 1950’s doll beds; baby buggy; snub nose wrecker; Tonka dump truck; Structo scraper; tin top; carom board; games; Daisy 880 pellet rifle; telescope; etc. HOME FURNISHINGS & HOUSEHOLD GOODS: Duncan Phyfe dining table & 4 rose back chairs; waterfall china cabinet; wood trimmed hide-a-bed couch; earth tone floral couch; 2 light green floral loveseats; painted corner display cupboard; 5-1960’s dining room chairs; round mahogany lamp table & 3 drw stand; step lamp tables; wall clock; 2 older sgl beds, painted; 8 drawer dresser base; Amish quilt rack; 3 shelf display stand; 2 wagon hub lamps; fireplace heater; refrigerator-freezer, side by side w/ ice & water in door; file cabinets; patio set; poker chips; good stroller; Graco Pack-n-Play; etc. GARAGE ITEMS: Pull type spreader; croquet set; misc older tools; mowing scythe; yardsticks. Note: We have compiled another very good auction from several local homes with neat clean collectible merchandise worthy of your consideration. With these types of events, there is always more than listed, so please plan to attend. View photos at www.stichterauctions.com

Ron & Paula Benfer & Others

JERRY STICHTER INC.

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AUCTIONEER,

AUCTIONS & APPRAISALS

Jerry Stichter Broker Associate of Garden Gate Realty (937)335-6758 www.stichterauctions.com

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Go to www.auctionzip.com for photos and updated listing. TERMS: Cash or local check with proper ID. $50 bank penalty fees and $19 fee and subject to prosecution on all returned checks.

Held at the Assembly Building, Miami Co Fairgrounds at 650 N. Co Rd 25A. From northbound I-75 take Exit 74 east on Rt 41, Main St, & then north on Elm at the Marathon. From southbound I-75 take Exit 78 & continue south on Co. Rd. 25-A three miles to sale site.

At 6299 State Route 41. From I-75 take Exit 74 west on Rt 41 6 miles to sale site or 1.5 mi east of Covington. Off Road Parking.

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AUTOMOBILE: 1994 Ford Crown Victoria LX – 4 dr, auto, air, all power, mud flaps, leather, V8, 454 Interceptor, alum wheels, stereo, cassette radio, leather interior, 80,781 miles. FURNITURE/ANTIQUES: Antique Victoria loveseat; metal table desk; 3 wood folding tables; folding chairs; card table; chest freezer; baby beds and crib; heart shaped stand; mattress and box springs – queen set; pictures and frames; step stool; 12 tin primitive pie safe; sm dry sink; 2 jelly cabinets; corner cupboard; plant stands; quilt rack; hi chair; 4 patio chairs; living room suite; dining room table/hutch/chairs; sm cabinets; kitchen cabinet; cedar chest with legs; chairs; dry sink; oak breakfast set with chairs; 2 swivel wood bar stools; TV stand; TVs; hide-a-bed loveseat; curio cabinets; end table; wood lamps; Flexsteel couch; 2 wing back chairs; walnut clock; armoire; night stand; brass lamps and more to be decided upon. WOOD WORKING SHOP TOOLS: Scale Master and digital plan measuring system; Dremel rotary tool; Makita cordless circular saw; Ryobi jig saw/extra blades; Crown tool; Makita disc grinder; Craftsman dado blades; Porter Cable HD 6” saw; Kreg pocket hold jig (new); B&D heat gun and paint remover; masonry tools; Stanley tools; Ryobi electric clippers; Craftsman wet/dry vacs; Ryobi 16” scroll saw – like new; Craftsman 10” radial arm saw; shop work table 48”x80”x30” with electric; various hand tools; plains; vices; saw horses; Campbell Hausfield 3.5 HP air compressor; block plains; Craftsman 6 dr top/3 dr bottom rolla-round tool chest; Dura Craft 8” swing 3 spd drill press; Craftsman jig saw; Makia ½” drill; Craftsman 1/2HP router and table; showcase – 6’ long and up to 87” high; parts bins – nails, screws, bolts, hardware, levels; drill bits; rulers; wire splitters; screwdrivers; riveter; Allen wrenches; sockets; ratchets; hack saws; dove tail saw; hammers; open and boxes end wrenches; punches; chisels; Craftsman vices; staple gun; tape; B&D orbital sander; B&D circular saw; C-clamps; files; drill indexes; Stanley electric stapler; glue guns; drywall saw; wrenches; hatchet; channel locks; glass cutters; tree telescoping extension pole; wood shapes of all sizes; plumbing – electrical – carpenter – masonry tools; soldering gun; Bosch; electric drill; several extension cords; 18 quick grip bar clamps; 48” alum shop clamp; 48” steel clamps; 66’ long steel shop clamps; plus lots of other tool related items. HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: Ice cream maker; games; sewing; cookie cutters; candles; candle stick holders; lights; clock parts; ceramic tile; glasses; dishes; puzzles; party supplies; sweepers; drying racks; lots of Christmas decorations; lights; lawn ornaments; tree; wrapping paper; lounge chairs; lawn and garden tools; coolers; granite items; pots/pans; florescent lights; golf clubs; Rainbow sweeper; bug whacker; luggage; fans; Sony turn table; radio; speakers; tins; Eureka steamer; animal cage; lawn mower blades; Jim Beam bottles; dollies; linens; crocks; Wagner ware skillet; cast iron griddle; canner; canning jars; crock pots; baskets; figurines; what knots; books; CD, DVD players; computer, printer, tower; 2 dehumidifiers; B&D deluxe heater; Pyrex; Faberware; kitchen utensils; cleaning supplies; costume jewelry; jewelry boxes; and more! COLLECTIBLES: Old baseball mitt; several flats of Hot Wheels; mice collectibles; sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill wall hangers; Centennial pewter plates; single trees; Coca Cola bottle opener; Bradford Cardinal collectible plates; First National Bank bank; tin cigarette boxes; Daily tin dime bank; NASCAR memorabilia; Beanie Babies; Moo-Moos; Hobart die cast collectible trucks; hat collection; Lennox bird collections; Earnhardt Sr bear; Coca Cola family of racing; collector cups and saucers; pocket knives; mustache mug; collector bottles; yard sticks; pewter sun figurines; Little Bagabound clowns and more! LADDERS: 8 ft alum step ladder; 20’, 28’, 32’ alum extension ladders, etc. 17 FT COLEMAN CANOE SNOWBLOWER, MOWERS, ROTOTILLERS, CHIPPER/SHREDDER, TRAILER: 2’x4’ utility trailer; Toro GTS 6HP 21” cut self propelled mower; Excele power washer 2500PSI 6.5HP – new; MTD 5 HP rototiller; 61/2’x4’ alum trailer; Craftsman electric start 9HP 26” snowblower; Toro rototiller/cultivator; Reel Tupe mower; garden cultivator; The Claw; Troy Built 8HP chipper/shredder; 2 Fimco pull behind sprayers; SUV waste tank; 42” Murray riding mower; lawn roller. GLASSWARE: Fostoria pcs; Fenton; Occupied China; Vases; vinegar cruets; glass baskets; wine glasses; Heisey sundae glasses; creamer/sugar; toothpick holders; mulberry Fenton China; hobnail; Fenton – 75th Jubilee pitcher; bells; show; cranberry vase; ruby red candy dish; Pyrex. OTHER ITEMS: Loungers; hammock; scrap metal; plywood; metal lathe; propane tank; gun cleaning kit; 2 wheel dolly; gas weedeater; two rubber tire wheel barrows; bicycle racks; wheels; bucket; welding helmet; crocket set; fishing rods/reels/boxes/nets; minnow buckets/poles; 2 Scotts lawn seeders; hose & reels; bird bath; gas cans; cement goose; BBQ utensils; small dinner bell; 2 Schwinn girl’s bikes – balloon tires (new); wire; windmill; bottle jack; shepherds hook; 3 electric train sets; car cover; Boyd’s Bears; 12 qt roaster; table clothes; Kerosene oil lamp; metal utility cabinet; double broiler; lodge griddle; binoculars; sewing and craft books; wood working books; flower pots; post hole digger; soil tamper; plus more items to be decided upon and other items too numerous to mention!

Antiques & Collectibles Glassware & China Weller Pottery & More!

PUBLIC AUCTION

Between TROY & COVINGTON, OH

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012 • 11AM

OWNERS: ALLAN (BUTCH) & MARILYN BOEHRINGER AND FAMILY AND CARL SUTHERLY

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1953 FORD Jubilee tractor with scraper blade, great condition, $4200, (937)684-3261.

1957 300FARMALL Tractor with Kelly loader and blade. John Deere 1250 three bottom 16 inch plow 3 point. John Deere wheel disc- 10ft, eight foot Kewanee three point blade, pull type rotary hoe-two row. Allied 85 Cross Auger snow blower-7 ft, 3 point hitch. Copper apple butter kettle. 2 iron butcher kettles. Homemade rubber tire flat bed wagon. (937)492-0764

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2000 HONDA CRV, 4 wheel drive, small and fun to drive, no rust, cold air, new tires, excellent condition, $4500 (937)684-1297

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Saturday, November 3, 2012 10:00 A.M. LOCATION: W. Panther Creek Rd., Bradford, OH 45308 DIRECTIONS: St. Rt. 48 South of Covington to Falknor Rd., turn west to Cooper Rd. Farm is located on Cooper Rd. and Panther Creek Rd.

95.804 Acres (92 tillable Acres)

805 Auto

JOHN DEERE, H Collector tractor with new rubber, runs well, $2500, (937)295-2899

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1988 OLDSMOBILE, Delta 88, 4 door, good condition, new paint, 78,000 original miles, will sacrifice for $3500, call anytime (937)638-6725

Road Frontage on Cooper Rd. & Panther Creek Rd. Parcel: I20-025905 Taxes: $1,810.87 – Newton Twp. SOLD ON SITE ESTATE OF: ROBIN S. MILLHOUSE MIAMI COUNTY CASE #85144 ADMINISTRATOR: Richard L. Millhouse ATTORNEY: Nathaniel J. Funderburg

1997 TOYOTA CAMRY, good condition, 166,000 miles, $2800 (937)270-6956

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FIREWOOD, $125. Sidney, OH. Split and seasoned Hardwood. Delivery charge negotiable. Contact: Alan @ (937)497-1776.

FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, $120 you pick up. ( 9 3 7 ) 8 4 4 - 3 7 5 6 (937)844-3879

AUTO DEALER

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HAFLINGER MARES, 2 registered, matching set, broken to drive or ride, also registered Haflinger colt, 6 months old, (937)526-4091.

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GAZEBO, 10x10 patio gazebo with a serving shelf on one side, has a new cover still in the box, $100, (937)552-7786

BMW 14

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HUSKY LOG SPLITTER 22 ton, 10 horse power, electric start (937)216-4510

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Auto Sales 1280 South Market St. (CR 25A) Troy, OH 45373

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GOLDEN RETRIEVERS, AKC, pups. LMT, Guarantee, Starter Kits, Champion Bloodline. Parents on farm. DOB 8-8-12. $650 (937)371-5647 leave message.

ERWIN 8645 N. Co. Rd. 25-A Piqua, Ohio 45356 I-75 North to Exit 83

Chevrolet

BOXER PUPPIES, 3 full blooded, fawn females, 1st shots, dew claws removed, tails bobbed, $275 firm (937)543-1352

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CHEVROLET

583 Pets and Supplies

DODGE

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1996 TERRY 5TH WHEEL TRAILER 32.5 ft, clean, set up at Kozy Campground Grand Lake, comes with 8x8 shed, picnic bench, and other misc., or can be moved. (937)773-6209 or (937)418-2504

2001 CHEVROLET BLAZER

4x4, ZR2 package, well maintained, 127K miles, new tires, all power, V6 auto, runs very good. (937)524-9069

2002 MAZDA 626

Excellent running and mechanical condition, loaded, automatic, 4 cylinder, great gas mileage, good tires, only 97,000 miles, very nice 2nd or student car, $4500 OBO (937)552-7786

2004 COACHMEN CHAPARRAL 281 BHS 5TH-WHEEL

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2004 PONTIAC GRAND AM SE

101k miles, great condition, asking $4250. Call (419)628-1320

2011 DONGFANG SCOOTER

MP Model MP J50, body type MC, good condition $1350 (937)335-0635

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Good Condition. 112,000 original miles. $2200. (937)492-5011

2000 COACHMAN CATALINA 27 FOOTER Awning 1yr old, refrigerator 2yrs old, everything comes with camper: Hitch, Tote tank, Patio lights, VERY CLEAN!, $6500 obo. (937)596-6028 OR (937)726-1732

2002 ACURA MDX

Nice SUV, touring package, loaded. 163,000 miles. (937)638-0967

2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING GTC CONVERTIBLE

48,500 miles 2.7L engine. Power locks and windows. AC, AM-FM CD radio. Very Good Condition $6900. (937)526-3073

2004 FORD MUSTANG Cobra SVT, Super charged V8, Number 859 of 1896 convertibles made (only 167 torch red made) beautiful car, only 3,100 miles, must see, $27,000 obo Call (937)658-0318

2007 TOYOTA TUNDRA SR5

Double cab. TRD package. 4X4. Only 27,000 miles. 5.7L V-8. New tires and well equipped. $24,900. (937)470-5345

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