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November 1, 2012 It’s Where You Live! Volume 104, No. 256


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Courthouse evacuated Unknown person calls in bomb threat BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer


on the third floor of the courthouse at 215 Halloween’s tricks started earlier for the W. Main St. in Troy. The phone call was made at 1:09 p.m. occupants of the Miami County Courthouse The building, along with the Miami Wednesday afternoon. According to Miami County Sheriff ’s County Safety Building, was immediately STAFF PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER Office Sgt. Chris Bobb, an unknown male evacuated for a period of time. The Miami County Courthouse is evacuated after a called the clerk of the Miami County bomb threat was telephoned in Wednesday. • See THREAT on Page 2 Municipal Court claiming explosives were

Regrouping after Sandy


Trick or Treat

RAD class offered

Two major airports reopened and the New York Stock Exchange got back to business Wednesday, while across the river in New Jersey, National Guardsmen rushed to feed and rescue flood victims two days after Superstorm Sandy struck. For the first time since the storm slammed the Northeast, killing at least 62 people and inflicting billions of dollars in damage, brilliant sunshine washed over the nation’s largest city a striking sight after days of gray skies, rain and wind. See Page 7.


our own rather than the county-wide health department.” For property owners with a $100,000 home, the levy would cost about $24.50 per year, equaling $2.04 a month or 7 cents per day. Assistant Director of

One out six students in college are sexually assaulted and of those, more than 70 percent knows their assailant. The city of Troy Police Department offers a class for all women to help them not become a statistic. The first line of defense is arming yourself with information and being aware of one’s surrounding. The Troy City Police Department will once again be offering a four-day R.A.D. (Rape Aggressive Defense) class beginning Monday, Nov. 5. The classes begin at 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and build upon each other throughout each session. The classes will be held on Nov. 5, Nov. 8, Nov. 13 and Nov. 15. The first class will be held at Kyle Elementary on Nov. 5 and the remaining classes will be held at Troy Christian Schools. The program is free and open to any female from junior high age and older. The first class is an academic class and teaches women techniques on how to not become susceptible to attacks. The remaining three classes, participants will learn hands-on techniques and training. The final day of instruction will allow the participants to practice their skills in a simulated attack with an officer. Troy Police Department Officer Joel Misirian is a RAD certified instructor and has taught classes for more than seven years. The last class features an area officer who will wear the Red Man Aggression Suit to simulate attacks for the women in the class. The largest women’s self-defense system in the United States, R.A.D., according to the Troy Police Department website, is a program of realistic tactics that educates women on awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance while teaching

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Amish Cook’s family stays busy this fall Our six youngest children left for school at 7 a.m. This is the third day now that Loretta has taken the regular bus. She can make it all day at school without her wheelchair, although when she comes home she is ready to rest. The handicapped bus has been picking her up since her surgery six weeks ago. Her braces will be ready Tuesday and that is also when her therapy begins.

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Troy Firefighter Ben Sampson from Shift 3 hands out candy to trick-or-treaters including Cody Workman, who dressed-up as a knight, Wednesday at Troy Fire Station 1 during Beggars Night in Troy.

Vendor restrictions, Shanesy Building discussed at committee meetings BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer

wall of city hall following demolition. Director of Public Service and Safety Patrick Titterington said the building required restoration when the city bought it, but with diminishing budgets and personnel, investment to the property remained limited to critical repairs. The committee, comprised of Bobby Phillips, Tom Kendall and Robin Oda, recommended council proceed with option one.


city hall. The city’s purchase of the building was authorized through legislation in 2001. For Option 1, selling the property, the city would seek public bids between $30,000 and $50,000. Option 2, restoring the property, would require $533,000 of investment for restoration of the second and third floors, under the proposal received from Midwest Maintenance, Law and ordinance committee Buildings, streets and After discussing the legal Inc. Option 3, razing the building, sidewalks committee would cost more than $21,000, in specifics, committee members John Three options were proposed for addition to $2,500 for an asbestos Schweser, Tom Kendall and Lynne the deteriorating Shansey Building, survey prior to demolition and 114 S. Market St., which is next to $7,000 in exterior work for the south • See MEETINGS on Page 2

The future of the Shanesy Building, restrictions for food vendors and regulations for panhandling were all items of interest at Monday’s buildings, streets and sidewalks committee and law and ordinance committee. Also meeting in city hall were the personnel committee and utilities committee.

Public health levy vital, city officials say .7 mill tax would fund city’s partnership with MCPH BY NATALIE KNOTH Staff Writer A proposed .7 mill tax levy would fund the city’s continued partnership with County Public 6 Miami

Health (MCPH), providing services that are required under state law but are increasingly difficult to afford with statewide budget cuts, said Troy’s director of public service and safety. “The health district is

TROY extremely important to the city and the community. They (MCPH) can do it a lot cheaper than if we were to create our own health department,” explained Patrick Titterington. “It probably would cost us easily twice as much if we had


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other city services, meaning failure to pass the levy would entail possibly cutting other services, programs or staff. The MCPH contract costs more than $300,000 a year. Before the state budget cuts, the city could afford the health department contract out of its general fund. But the state budget cuts forced the city of Troy to seek other revenue sources. The public health department provides services to more than 82,000 Miami County residents,

• CONTINUED FROM 1 Snee stated they approve of enacting an ordinance that would target “aggressive panhandling.” The draft ordinance is based off similar ordinances approved in nearby communities. The new Chapter 721 of codified ordinances would prohibit panhandling from any operator or occupant of a motor vehicle or a person exiting such vehicle; on private property, unless prior permission has been obtained; within 20 feet of ATM machines; at bus stops or bus shelters; and within 20 feet of the entrance to a building or parking lot, among other restrictions. No children are permitted to panhandle. Exceptions are made for solicitations sought for donation to a charitable or civic organization. Violating the new section to the Troy Municipal Code would be considered a fourth-degree misdemeanor. In response to a question from council, City of Troy Law Director Jim Livingston said exit ramps and on ramps are already addressed by legislation. He said he doesn’t foresee any time limits on panhandling. He added, “It’s a fine line you have to walk with free speech and aggressive panhandling.” Committee members also discussed amending a chapter regarding vendor businesses that has not been updated in

It’s a fine line you have to walk with free speech and aggressive panhandling. — City of Troy Law Director Jim Livingston

more than 40 years. The draft ordinance outlines more specifically what food vendors/vehicles are and gives time and proximity requirements for mobile food vehicles. For example, under the proposed ordinance — still in draft form — vendors could not be open for business within 100 yards of restaurants and other eating places. Titterington said the goal of the legislation is to protect businesses that operate in the community year-round from facing unfair competition. Draft legislation proposed a time limit of a half hour, but committee members recommended council look into providing an hour of time for mobile food vehicles to remain stationary. Obtaining a vendor license and mobile food vehicle vending license are both required, among other requirements. Vendors must also file applications with the chief of police.

Threat • CONTINUED FROM 1 “We take any bomb threat seriously and more so if it’s the courthouse, schools or any public build-

excluding Piqua, which has its own unit. All other cities and villages use property taxes to fund participation in the program, Titterington said, and Troy sought to do the same two years ago for the first time. The city has already sought to save money with utility contracts, reorganization and reducing staff. “With significant cuts at the state, we’re out of options,” Titterington said. “State law requires that we offer these services.”



• The Troy Elevator The grain prices listed below are the closing prices of Wednesday. Corn Month Bid Change Nov 7.6600 + 0.1400 J/F/M 13 7.7700 + 0.1250 NC 13 5.9650 - 0.0075 Soybeans Month Bid Change 15.1000 + 0.1225 Nov J/F/M 13 15.2900 + 0.1225 NC 13 12.7450 + 0.1350 Wheat Month Bid Change Oct 8.3950 + 0.0775 NC 13 8.4850 + 0.0525 You can find more information online at • Stocks of local interest Values reflect closing prices from Wednesday. Symbol Price Change AA 8.57 -0.05 CAG 27.84 -0.37 CSCO 17.15 -0.15 EMR 48.43 +0.59 14.53 +0.04 FITB FLS 135.49 +4.56 ITW 61.33 +1.06 JCP 24.01 -1.45 KMB 83.45 +0.70 KO 37.18 +0.14 KR 25.22 +0.04 LLTC 31.26 -0.32 MCD 86.80 +0.09 MSFG 12.52 +0.29 SYX 10.94 -0.16 TUP 59.10 +0.94 USB 33.21 +0.06 44.64 -0.09 VZ WEN 4.26 +0.10 WMT 75.02 -0.09

Public Service and Safety Tom Funderburg spoke on the public health levy at last week’s Meet the Candidates Night, which covered all issues regarding the upcoming election. With $1 million cut from the city’s general fund in 2010, the city needed to find other means of funding its participation in the program. A similar levy was placed on a county-wide ballet two years ago, and while it was passed by

Troy voters, it failed in the townships. Services provided include public nursing, vaccinations, immunizations, disease education and inspections, health care for expectant moths and babies, nutrition education, birth and death records and inspections of restaurants, wells, septic systems and other facilities. In addition to the health department, the general fund also pays for police, fire, EMS, paramedics, recreation, parks and


ing,” Bobb said. The incident won’t be a treat if the suspect is caught. Bobb said false threats may lead to criminal charges such as induc-

ing panic and other related charges. Any information about the case may be called in to the sheriff’s office at 4406000.

• CONTINUED FROM 1 basic hands-on self-defense techniques. Registration is requested prior to the first class by calling 339-7525 ext. 423 by Saturday. The final class will be a

simulated attack for participants to practice the techniques learned in class. There is no prior skill or fitness level required to participate. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 339-7525, ext. 423, or email

More information: Officer Joel Misirian also provides other public and community services throughout the year in addition to R.A.D. classes. The city of Troy Police Department also provides information and assistance with the following public safety issues: free child safety checks such as car seat inspections, home and business security surveys, information on starting a Neighborhood Watch Program and speaking engagements on current public safety topics. For more information about any of the above programs, call 339-7525, ext. 423.

Syria presses heavy air bombardment of rebels BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian warplanes fired missiles at opposition strongholds around Damascus and in the north on Wednesday as Turkey, a key backer of the anti-regime rebels, appeared to distance itself from an earlier call to impose a no-fly zone. The Syrian regime has intensified airstrikes in recent days following the failure of a U.N.-backed holiday truce over a four-day

holiday that never took hold. Activists said at least 110 people were killed nationwide in airstrikes, artillery shelling and fighting Wednesday. Wednesday’s casualties pushed the death toll since the conflict began in March 2011 to more than 36,000, according to Rami AbdulRahman, the head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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TODAY • LEADERSHIP CONNECTION: A Women’s Leadership Connection luncheon will be held at The Crystal Room, 845 W. Market St., Troy. The topic will be “Holiday Decorating for the Home,” with David Fair, owner of David Fair on the Square. The cost is $10 for chamber members and $12.50 for others, payable at the door. Call 339-8769 to reserve a seat. • FRIENDS MEETING: New Friends of the Library will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Milton-Union Public Library. • MOM AND BABY: A Mom and Baby Get Together support group for breastfeeding mothers is offered weekly on Thursdays at Upper Valley Medical Center. The meetings are 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Farmhouse located northwest of the main hospital entrance. The meetings are facilitated by the lactation department. Participants can meet other moms, share about being a new mother and learn more about breastfeeding and their babies. For more information, call (937) 4404906. • CHICKEN DINNER: The American Legion Post No. 43, 622 S. Market St., will have a fried chicken dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. The meal includes fourpieces chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans or corn, for $8. • HOT DOGS: The American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will serve hot dogs with toppings for $2 from 6-7:30 p.m. Euchre begins at 7 p.m. for $5.

FRIDAYSUNDAY • PERFORMANCE SET: The Edison Stagelight Players will be performing “The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua campus. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for seniors.

FRIDAY • FRIDAY DINNER: The Covington VFW Post No. 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer dinner from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 753-1108. • CHICKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece chicken dinner with french fries and macaroni salad for $7 from 6-8 p.m. Chicken livers also are available. • POPPY DINNER: The American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 586, Tipp City, will be remembering all veterans this Veterans Day by celebrating them with a poppy dinner of chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, vegetable, applesauce, rolls and dessert for $7. Children 6 and younger will be $3.50. All proceeds will go into the restricted fund to be used for the needs of our veterans and their families. • PORK CHOPS: The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, 3449 LeFevre Road, Troy, will offer a smoked pork chop dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. for $8. Meals also will include macaroni and cheese, salad and dessert.

SATURDAY • COAT DISTRIBUTION: The Miami County Sheriff’s Office will be distributing


Community Calendar CONTACT US Call Melody Vallieu at 440-5265 to list your free calendar items.You can send your news by e-mail to children’s coats from 9-11 a.m. at the Miami County Fairgrounds Shop and Crop Building. • PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Troy Men’s Community Prayer Breakfast will be offered at 7:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Soup Kitchen. • HOLIDAY BAZAAR: The sixth annual Cookson Holiday Bazaar will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 921 Mystic Lane, Troy. Fifty vendors will offer gifts of all kinds. Foods items also will be available for purchase. Proceeds will help students with their spring trip to Washington, D.C. • ANNUAL LUAU: An annual luau, this year to raise funds for Relay for Life, will be held at the Eagles Farm, 2252 TroyUrbana Road. Doors open at 4 p.m. and dinner will begin at 5 p.m. consisting of pulled pork, green beans, parsley potatoes, roll, and pineapple upside down cake. The Shadowfacts band will start at 7 p.m. with a large variety of music covering several genres. The cost is $10 per person and includes dinner and band, band tickets only go on sale at 7 p.m. for $5 each. There will be a 50/50, raffles and door prizes and participants must be 21 years old. • CRAFT FAIR: The Second annual Lincoln Community Center Vendor & Craft Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 110 Ash St., Troy. More than 14 different vendors will offer a variety of goods. Admission is free and open to the public. • SPAGHETTI DINNER: The Troy Post No. 43 baseball will offer an all-youcan-eat spaghetti dinner from 3:30-7 p.m. at 622 S. Market St., Troy. The meal also will include salad bar, rolls, dessert and soft drink or coffee. Meals will be $6.75 for adults and $4 for children under 12. • HOLIDAY BAZAAR: A ‘Tis the Season Holiday Bazaar will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First Place Christian Center, 16 W. Franklin St., Troy. Vendors and crafters will offer holiday giving items. Parking and admission are free. This event will benefit First Kids Christian Cooperative Preschool. • HOLIDAY BAZAAR: The Troy Senior Citizens Center, 134 N. Market St., Troy, will have a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center. The event also will include a rummage sale, baked goods and lunch stand. • SHARE-A-MEAL: First United Church of Christ’s Share-A-Meal will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the corner of South Market and Canal streets. The meal will feature a Thanksgiving Feast consisting of roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, green beans, cranberry salad, gingerbread and beverages. Use the Canal Street entrance where the church is handicapped accessible. • HARVEST DINNER: Casstown United Methodist Church, 102 Center St., Casstown, will offer its annual Harvest Dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. at the church. The smorgasbord menu will include a choice of meat dishes, choice of veg-

Tri-Agency meets Discusses upcoming Tipp projects BY CECILIA FOX Record Herald Writer

Several new construction projects are in store for Tipp City next year, including the renovation of downtown utilities and the Main Street lift station. These projects and more were discussed at Monday’s Tri-Agency meeting for city, township, and school officials. These meetings, held in months with a fifth Monday, are a way for local officials to discuss issues and provide updates on current and upcoming projects. “We are going to have a lot of projects underway next year, which means that a lot of our streets are going to be torn up,” City Manager Jon Crusey said. Crusey provided an update on upcoming construction projects including the Fire/EMS station renovation, the replacement of downtown utilities, and several road resurfacing and water line replacement projects. All of these projects are currently under design and will be put out to bid this winter, with construction beginning next year. The construction on Main Street will include a new water main, replacement of sanitary sewers, building a storm sewer and repairing roads and sidewalks impacted by the work along Main between the railroad tracks and First Street. City officials met with downtown business owners whose businesses will be affected by the construction several weeks ago to discuss the project. Once the plans for the project are finalized, they will meet with the business owners again so they have a better idea of what’s going to happen in front of their buildings. “We’re still working with the engineer on the design of the project. When SUNDAY we come back, hopefully in the next three or four • RED BARN weeks, we’ll have a lot MELODIES: A music picnic more detail for them about of “Red Barn Melodies” will what’s going to happen,” be from 3-6 p.m. at Lost Crusey said. Creek Preserve, 2645 E. Another upcoming projState Route 41, Troy. Hot ect is the renovation of the chocolate and hot dogs will Main Street lift station. be available. Bring your The Tri-Cities North lawn chairs or blankets and Regional Wastewater something to eat and drink. Authority is required by The event is an open mic the Environmental and everyone is encouraged to bring an instrument Protection Agency to eliminate the sanitary sewer and jam. overflows — when the sysAlthough registration will tem is overwhelmed by be available at the event, clean watering infiltrating park district staff asks that the sewer system — which you pre-register at happen during heavy rains. or 335-6273, Ext 104.

TIPP CITY The city’s portion of the project includes upgrades to the lift station and a new 30-inch sanitary sewer main. TCA also will build two new 2.5-million gallon water storage tanks near Kyle Park. Council approved a water and sewer rate increase earlier this year to help finance the city’s portion of the project. Road construction in 2013 will include the reconstruction of South Third Street and part of Dow Street and water and sewer line replacements, as well as repaving, on Judith, Michael, and Earl Streets. The current construction on Evanston Road has been an inconvenience to many residents, but since there are two polling places on Evanston Road, the city aims to have the road open to traffic in time for Election Day. The polling places are the Church of Christ and Charity Baptist Church on Evanston Road. Evanston Road was closed due to the construction of water lines and sanitary sewers for the Fieldstone Place assisted living center. That work has been completed and asphalt has been laid on Evanston Road west of County Road 25-A. According to Crusey, the plan is to finish laying asphalt east of 25-A late this week. “Hopefully they’ll have all the asphalt back in

place by the end of the week and the temporary signs and temporary signal out of the way so that that intersection is open and fully functional for the weekend,” Crusey said. “The county does have polling places down in that area, so one of our goal is to get that intersection open so people can get to and from the polls next Tuesday.” According to Crusey, whether or not construction is complete, voters will be able to get to the polls. Township Trustee and veterinarian Martin English also talked about a successful fundraiser to purchase a GPS collar for the city’s police dog, Gitta. The collar can track the dog in real time and keeps a record of everywhere the dog has been. The fundraiser has so far raised about $1,000 to purchase the collar, which is expected to cost about $700. Any money leftover after the purchase will go to the K9 unit, Gitta and her handler Officer Greg Adkins. “We’ve had a good response,” English said. Tipp City schools were again rated “excellent” for the sixth year in a row and have been excelling in sports and music, but according to Superintendent John Kronour, the district will be facing some challenges in the future. The last school levy, a five-year, 7.95-mill emergency levy, was soundly defeated in August.

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• RUMMAGE SALE: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 130 S. Walnut St., will hold its semi-annual rummage sale from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Gently used clothing and small and large household items will be available for purchase. Enter at the Canal Street door.

etables, assorted salads and desserts and beverages. Adult meals will be $8.50, children 6-12 $3.50 and free for those 5 and younger. Carry outs will be available. A chair lift will be accessible. • PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 811 a.m. The cost is $4 for the standard adult breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice, and coffee, tea or milk. The meal is all the pancakes you can eat and free refills on drinks.A deluxe breakfast is available for $5 and includes scrambled eggs. Children’s portions also are served. Contact the church office at (937) 676-3193 for more information. • CABBAGE ROLLS: A cabbage roll dinner will be from 5-7 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls. The meal also will include mashed potatoes, roll and dessert for $7 (for one) $9 (for two) from 5-7 p.m. • SING AND DANCE: The American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will offer singing and dancing to the music of Papa D’s Pony Express Karaoke from 7 p.m. to close. The event is free. • BIRDERS CONFERENCE: The sixth annual Young Birders Conference will be held at Aullwood Audubon Farm. Conference registration begins at 9 a.m. The conference fee is $10 per student and $20 per adult, lunch included. Opening remarks begin at 10:30 a.m. and the sessions conclude at 4 p.m. There will be seven student presentations throughout the day. A variety of birds of prey from Raptors, Inc. will be displayed between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • BIRD DAY: Celebrate the world of birds at Aullwood’s Happy Bird Day from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marie S. Aull Education Center. Bird related programs and activities for families and groups will be offered throughout the day. Admission is free all day. A birdseed sale will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on events, call (937) 890-7360.




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IT’S A FACT: WHEN RURAL OHIO VOTERS TURN OUT TO VOTE, OHIO VALUES WIN EVERY TIME! FACT: In 2004, George Bush was carried to victory by rural Ohio voter turnout, even though he was outspent 6–1. FACT: Amazingly, Bush lost five of six major Ohio cities, but still won election because rural voters showed up at the polls! FACT: In 2004 Ohio voters also stood against heavy support in those cities for samesex marriage, and voted in overwhelming numbers to define marriage as only between one man and one woman in Ohio’s constitution.

RED=Pro-Life/Pro-Family Counties

FACT: A very serious effort is underway to repeal Ohio’s marriage amendment. And the country stands at a perilous crossroads with the very future of marriage, Life, and our core liberties of free speech and freedom of religion hanging in the balance. FACT: Once again, rural Ohio voters will determine who wins Ohio. But you must show up to vote! Please commit to ask your family and friends to vote. Please commit to getting first time voters registered. Will you make the difference in Ohio?

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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

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Vote Kennedy for judge To the Editor: Judge Sharon Kennedy is one of the most outstanding and accomplished candidates to ever offer herself for the Ohio Supreme Court. She has studied, trained and prepared for the highest court in our state her entire life. Her credentials go beyond the typical candidate because of her first job. After working her way through college, she was a a police officer for the city of Hamilton. That unique experience will help her bring hard-won, real-life wisdom to every vote she casts. When they don their black robes, some Supreme Court Justices thing they have the power to legislate from the bench. Not only is that wrong; it is an abuse of power. Judge Sharon Kennedy is a strict constitutionalist and that means she will look to our United States and Ohio Constitutions for guidance. She sees her job the right way and that is to interpret and uphold our Constitutions. She will bring that mind set of interpreting and not re-writing the constitution to every case she hears and every vote she casts. Having dedicated her life to the pursuit of justice, Judge Sharon Kennedy’s extraordinary success as a police officer, private attorney and 13-year Butler County judge puts her head and shoulders any candidate running for the Ohio Supreme Court. You can cast your vote for Sharon Kennedy with pride and confidence. I ask you to encourage your family and friends to do the same. — Rita J. Hollenbacher Troy

Obama the worst choice for country To The Editor: Do we want four more years of ... Unemployment near 8 percent? Increased taxes? (The Bush tax cuts WILL expire in January and Health Care Taxes WILL kick in 2014) Increased national debt and deficit? (The national debt is equal to $48,700 for every American) Out of control federal spending? (We are spending 56 percent more than what we take in) Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax at all? One in seven households on food stamps? Sixteen percent of women in poverty (The worst in 17 years) Fifteen percent of all Americans in poverty? OR, do we want JOBS for ourselves and our neighbors? Do we want a prosperous country where hard work pays well?

House over the years, I have found him to be very friendly, knowledgeable and most importantly, easily accessible. He takes the time to listen, — Joseph Hadlock and he votes the way Miami and • Facts can be found at politiTroy Darke County would want him to vote. He also sits on some key — Mary Ellen McKinley Vote Adams Committees in the House that a Piqua new member, just being elected, for state rep would not obtain. In fact, his Obama the best To the Editor: Committee work at the Ohio I wish to share my opinion House is matched only by his choice for country about a local public official who community involvement at is seeking reelection. Prior to To the Editor: home over the years. actually meeting Rep. Richard Recently, my husband and I In Columbus, he is Chairman watched the last debate. I have to Adams several years ago I had of the Financial Institutions, heard of his remarkable admit that some of the answers Housing and Urban achievements on behalf of our were so esoteric, I struggled to Development Committee and a community, and that he was a understand exactly what was Member of the Commerce, genuinely good man. being said. However, the debate Labor/Technology as well as Since then I have personally Heath and Aging Committees. did solidify my impression of each witnessed what others had told candidate. At home here, he was Miami Mitt Romney demonstrated his me of him, and in light of so County Commissioner, Member business background. He prodded many public officials who fail us of the Board of Elections, Edison I wanted to publicly praise Rep. the same points, most of which College Board of Trustees and Richard Adams for his selfless had been hashed and rehashed Miami County Foundation. The before. He illuminated the best he service, integrity, desire to list actually goes on and on. Dr. has to offer the presidency, which improve our community, and Adams truly is an asset to this is also the worst. He is a minutiae commitment to our U.S. area. man, a guy who sees and picks at Constitution. Please join me in voting for Most recently Rep. Richard points until the end of time. Richard Adams for State Adams worked to help our manSadly, he can't see the forest for Representative of the 80th the trees; he can't see the big pic- ufacturing company secure District of the Ohio House of funding that will enable us to ture. Representatives. Keep Miami Barack Obama showed that he hire more employees in Troy, County moving! and this is yet another example also saw the fine points of campaign rhetoric. But he comes from of his devoted service to our — Joseph E. Gibson community. I know Richard and the school of the Gestalt; he sees Tipp City his wife, Sandy, are remarkable beyond details and puts all the people, and I encourage others pieces together. He sees that the To the Editor: to help me keep honorable and Affordable Care Act is all that Richard Adams currently reppatriotic men such as Rep. stands between some people and Richard Adams in elected office. resents our district in financial ruin. He understands Columbus. I am thankful to that many insurance companies — Jeff Hunter know firsthand of his character, determine that a congenital Troy competence and commitment. anomaly can be classified as a During my yearlong effort to pre-existing condition, and not work with the State of Ohio to the Editor: To cover-able. He knows that senior keep and bring jobs to our disI call on everyone in this area citizens have such restricted trict, Richard Adams has shown to vote for Richard Adams as incomes, decisions come down to he is highly respected as a why our State Representative in medicine or milk. leader in our community, but Columbus for the newly-drawn He knows that a woman who also as a results oriented leader 80th District. does the same job as her male in Columbus. With his essential Dr. Adams holds a PhD in counterpart deserves the same support, we are bringing more pay. He knows that some military agricultural education and edujobs to our area. cation administration and this personnel have come home with He is committed, and candid. injuries far greater than the loss makes him is very experienced After listening to our plans and and well-qualified to represent of arms or legs, and so must be the 80th District, which consists goals to Stay and Grow in Ohio, treated until their mental hurts of all of Miami County, and part I knew he was keenly focused on have healed. jobs in our district. He introof Darke County. But above all else, I am the duced us to John Minor at Jobs His experience in the State mother of three daughters. Mr. Ohio, but also followed up with Romney would have their right of House allows him to work with us and with Jobs Ohio to get all members of the legislature choice taken from them because feedback on our plans and on a variety of issues, and he HE thinks reproductive choice is progress. has demonstrated that he can wrong. I don't see him or any of reach across the aisle in order to Finally, it is evident that his very wealthy Republican get things done. Representative Adams is not friends standing in line to adopt Whenever I have approached only competent, but exceptional the children of women who can't him with questions on various as our representative. I experior won't keep and raise their kids. issues pending in the Ohio enced it, but also learned of his I am a mother, even before I am a Democrat. For that reason, I DOONESBURY choose Barack Obama, because he sees ALL that needs to be done, not just what is politically popular. I want a president who sees the whole picture. Fire our current president and elect a businessman who knows how to manage and lead. Vote Romney/Ryan Nov. 6.

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reputation for results from his staff and from others I came to know as part of a yearlong process to work with the State of Ohio to fund our expansion. Richard Adams is an effective leader, committed to helping our district. He has the talent and proven reputation to make a difference for our district. I hope you’ll join me in voting for Richard Adams to continue serving as our State Representative. — Warren Davidson Troy

Election costing us our civility To the Editor: Are we losing our civility? Occasionally, I find myself believing the answer is a resounding yes. More often than not, I rationalize that the degradation of civility is more the exception than the rule — unless it is an election year. This morning, I opened my front door to a stranger. He didn’t identify himself, but I assumed he lived in my neighborhood. He proceeded to wonder, aloud, why the political sign in my front yard was the only one not stolen during the night, unlike all of the others in the neighborhood. I was perplexed by his questioning of me. Why would a perfect stranger appear at my door with information about the theft of political signs in the neighborhood and continually question why my sign was spared? Then it hit me! He was insinuating that I had stolen the signs because I happen to support a different political viewpoint. I was taken aback by the inappropriateness of his behavior and his lack of restraint. This man does not know me, yet he felt justified to come onto my property to accuse me of theft. Of course, I did not take the signs and communicated that truth to him. It was not a surprise that he did not believe me and that his last words to me were derogatory. Does Freedom come with Responsibility? I believe so, it is evident my visitor this morning believes otherwise.

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Riding roller coasters ain’t quite like it used to be My daughter is at the age where she is learning to love roller coasters. Where she once feared giant coasters, now she can’t get enough of the steep hills, the loops and the unfettered speed. I am at the age where I am learning to hate roller coasters. Where I once loved the giant coasters, I now can’t stand the pounding headaches, stiff neck and unfettered feelings of nausea. My daughter also happens to be at the age where she is pretty much the boss of me. What she says, goes. This applies from everything from what we are having for dinner that night, in which public places and in front of whom I am allowed to give her a hug — and whether I take on her roller coasters. Which means if she says I’m going to take her on a roller coaster, I had better get in line — because Sophie doesn’t particularly like waiting in lines and the quicker we get in the line, the sooner we get on the roller coaster. Two weeks ago, we took the kids to a nearby amusement park — you know, the one located not far from the state correctional facility (Side note: I’ve often thought that if anyone ever escaped from that facility, I bet the first place they’d go would be

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David Fong Troy Daily News Executive Editor King’s Island. I mean, that’s what I would do). I used to love taking the kids to the amusement park, mostly because the most strenuous thing I had to do was stuff my face with LaRosa’s pizza and wave like a moron as my kid passed me by on the merry-go-round. Not anymore. The minute Sophie was tall enough to ride the roller coasters, she wanted to ride every one in the park. The fast ones. The upside ones. The shake your head back and forth so hard you feel like you’ve worked up a good case of whiplash ones. Kiddie-land no longer was on her list of things to do. Right around the same time she was falling in love with roller coasters, I found, I was falling out of love with them.

It wasn’t always like that. There was a time when I loved the steel and wooden behemoths and would literally sprint from one coaster to the next to get in line and wait my turn to ride the biggest and baddest ones in the park. Somewhere along the line, however, I got old. And roller coasters started to hurt. The first thing I remember thinking when we sat down on “The Beast” — a roller coaster I’ve ridden dozens of times in my life — was “Wow, they started making the seats on this thing smaller.” It never actually dawned on me that, quite possibly, my posterior had gotten bigger. I quickly found out, however, my increased body mass didn’t keep me from getting jostled around by the speed of the roller coaster, however. By the time the ride was over, I had a splitting headache and was sick to my stomach. And that was just the first roller coaster we rode that day. When I was a kid, I used to pity my parents, who used to put us on rides and then would amble off to do whatever it is parents do at amusements parks when their kids are riding roller coasters. (Seriously? What do parents do at

amusement parks when their kids are riding roller coasters and they are not? My guess? Drink heavily). The difference was, my parents could always ship me off with an older brother or sister to ride roller coasters. Sophie has no older brothers or sisters and her little brother isn’t tall enough to ride roller coasters yet. And her mother — who also is at an age where she is pretty much the boss of me — also has no desire to ride roller coasters, which meant it would be my duty that day to ride coasters with Sophie. I would have much preferred it had been my duty to stay at home and watch the Ohio State football team’s thrilling victory over Purdue, the alma mater of the second grade teacher on whom I used to have a huge crush. Oh well, the good news is I survived King’s Island for yet another year. Soon enough, however, we’ll be back and Sophie will be wanting to ride roller coasters again. Maybe I’ll get lucky and she’ll shrink by then. Troy’s very own David Fong appears on Thursdays in the Troy Daily News. His life is one big roller coaster ride.

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Former President Bill Clinton speaks at a campaign rally for President Barack Obama in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Wednesday. Clinton is expected to make appearances on behalf of Obama between now and Tuesday’s election day.

President Obama, Bill Clinton set Ohio stops CINCINNATI (AP) — President Barack Obama is resuming his storm-delayed chase to win Ohio with help from former President Bill Clinton, while Republicans are putting together a huge rally for Friday evening in suburban Cincinnati. The Obama campaign said the Democratic president on Friday will campaign at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in central Ohio, followed by a previously announced rally in Springfield and an afternoon rally in Lima. The western Ohio stops are both at high schools. Obama had canceled two Ohio campaign visits, including a Wednesday rally in Cincinnati, and rescheduled the Springfield rally while he dealt with the needs and federal response after superstorm Sandy pounded the East Coast. Clinton will work Ohio for Obama on Thursday, with rallies in Toledo, Akron and Chillicothe. Details will be announced later. Two polls released Wednesday indicated a tight race in Ohio between Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney. The latest Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News poll released Wednesday showed Obama at 50 percent, Romney at 45 percent and a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points. The findings were virtually unchanged from the school’s Oct. 22 poll. Pollsters interviewed 1,110 likely Ohio voters by phone Oct. 23 to 28. Obama continued to hold a large advantage among women voters in that poll, with Romney doing better among men and independent voters. The Ohio Poll, sponsored by the University of Cincinnati, showed a neckand-neck race, with Obama at 48 percent, Romney 46 percent, and 2 percent for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. The poll of 1,182 likely voters conducted by phone Oct. 25 to 30 has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points. It also showed Obama doing better among female voters; Romney better with males, while the poll indicated Obama was running ahead among independents.

The Ohio Poll showed Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown with 49 percent, while his Republican challenger, state Treasurer Josh Mandel, had 44 percent, findings that also fell within the poll’s margin of error. Johnson, the former Republican New Mexico governor who is the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate, also will be in Ohio on Friday. His campaign said Johnson would make stops in Dayton, Bowling Green and Streetsboro. Meanwhile, the campaign of Romney and running mate Paul Ryan said they will be joined by an expanded list of big-name Republicans and star athletes Friday at their rally in the northern Cincinnati suburb of West Chester. Besides Romney’s wife, Ann, and children and Ryan’s wife, Janna, the campaign said nearly 100 other surrogates will be campaigning this weekend for the ticket, with the push kicking off in West Chester. Among those expected in West Chester are former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and golf star Jack Nicklaus. The campaign released a long list of other well-known Republicans expected for West Chester or in other swing states. Romney and Ryan have focused earlier appearances this week on storm relief, with Romney gathering supplies Tuesday in Kettering, Ohio. The Quinnipiac poll showed Brown leading his hotly contested race with Mandel. The poll put Brown with a 51 to 42 percent lead, with a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points. And it also showed Gov. John Kasich’s approval ratings have risen. The poll indicated a 49 percent job approval rating, to 37 percent who disapprove, for the first-term Republican governor. The poll also indicated that 52 percent of likely voters surveyed said Ohio’s economy is getting better. That’s good news for Kasich but also potentially helpful to the incumbent president.

Ohio court halts ruling on expanded ballot counting statement. The ballots at issue are dubbed “wrong church, wrong pew,” referring to both a mistaken polling place and a mistaken precinct. A lawyer for a union that sued over the issue said as many as 8,000 voters cast such ballots in 2008. Some polling places contain voting machines for several precincts. Voters in the right building, but in the wrong precinct, are labeled “right church, wrong pew.” Ohio has been ordered to count those under a previous court decision. However, the state had opposed counting ballots at wrong polling locations, saying it could create Election Day chaos among other problems. The three-judge appeals panel agreed. It wrote in its opinion that the lower court’s ruling would result in “interference with orderly election administration

and greater confusion among poll workers and voters.” The appeals court decision delays an Oct. 24 ruling by Columbus federal Judge Algenon Marbley, who said he based his order on the rationale that such problems arise because of mistakes by poll workers. But the appeals court questioned whether such ballots at the wrong polling locations should be counted. “Though voters must rely heavily on poll workers to direct them to the proper precinct in a multi-precinct voting place, they are not as dependent on poll workers to identify their correct polling place,” the appeals court concluded. The decision was an elections victory for Husted, a Republican. It followed an Oct. 16 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in which it refused a request by Husted and Ohio’s attorney general to get involved in a dispute over early voting.

He received his high school diploma many years later in a special service for veterans held at Miami East High School. Maurice was a member of the Christiansburg United Methodist Church and a retired member of the Christiansburg Fire Company. He retired from BFGoodrich Co., Troy, in 1986. He loved restoring John Deere tractors and spending time with his grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, with the Rev. Mark Atterholt presiding. Burial will follow in the Casstown Cemetery with military honors by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation for family and friends will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in the funeral home, with fire department services by the Christiansburg Fire Company at 5 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Christiansburg Fire Company, P.O. Box 300, Christiansburg, OH 45389. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent to

RUTH ANN WALKER TROY — Ruth Ann Walker, 75, of Troy, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at the Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. She was born on July 18, 1937, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to the late Glen Trego and June (Malone) Piatt. She was married to Gordon K. Walker, who preceded her in death on May 8, 2009. She is survived by her children, George and Roberta Wells of Troy, Rick Wells of WALKER Troy, Glenna Baker of Casstown, Gail and Jim Routzahn of Troy, and Tony and Melissa Wells of Troy; grandchildren, Shawn and Toni Wells, Angie and Bret Anderson, Rickey Wells, Ed Routzahn, Joe Kelley, Nichole Wells, Greg Routzahn, Nikki Suber, Ashley Kelley, Dustin Wells, Chris Kelley and Marcus

Wells; and 13 great-grandchildren, Laci Wells, Seth Wells, Breana Wells, Anna Benham, Destiny Wells, Zackary Benham, Allie Suber, Casey Jo Kelley, Jaden Wells, Avery Anderson, Savanna Kelley, Emma Suber and Jaxen Anderson. In addition to her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her stepfather, Clint Piatt and stepmother, Sara Trego. Ruth was active with every aspect of her grandkids’ and great-grandkids’ lives. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may express condolences to the family through

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Mary E. Arthur PIQUA — Mary E. Arthur, 81, of Piqua, Ohio, died at 11:23 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Covington Care Center, Covington, Ohio. Arrangements are pending at MelcherSowers Funeral Home, Piqua Ohio.

• Mark Allen Roop ST. PARIS — Mark Allen Roop, 43, of St. Paris, formerly of Troy, Ohio, passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Originally planned visitation for Thursday evening has been cancelled at the request of the family.

DEATHS OF NATIONAL INTEREST • Cordelia Edvardson STOCKHOLM (AP) — Cordelia Edvardson, a Holocaust survivor and award-winning Swedish journalist who reported on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for three decades, has died. She was 83. Edvardson was the Jerusalem correspondent for Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet from 1977 to 2006 and later worked as a columnist for the paper. She was born in Munich, Germany, in 1929. Her father was Jewish and though she was raised Catholic, the Nazis regarded her as a Jew and sent her to concentration camps in Theresienstadt and Auschwitz. She described her experiences in a 1984 autobiography for which she won the German Geschwister-Scholl literary award. Edvardson moved to Sweden after the war and started her career in journalism, winning several awards for her work. Svenska Dagbladet said Edvardson died Monday after an undisclosed illness. • Bill Dees LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Singer-songwriter Bill Dees, who penned the hit “Oh, Pretty Woman” with Roy Orbison, has died. He was 73. Dees died Oct. 24 in Mountain Home, according to Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. A memorial celebration is planned for Saturday at the funeral home, followed by a gathering in Branson, Mo., on Nov. 11. Born in Electra, Texas, Dees traveled to Nashville, Tenn., as a young man to seek a future in the music business, and he eventually hooked up with Orbison. The two wrote songs and toured in the U.S. and abroad for years. Dees lived in Mountain Home and in south Missouri since 1989. His obituary at

the funeral home noted Dees enjoyed fishing but most loved singing and playing piano and guitar.

• Betty Anne Ward McCaskill JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Betty Anne Ward McCaskill, the mother of Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill and a political trailblazer in her own right, died Monday at her home in St. Louis after a long struggle with heart and kidney problems, the senator said. The first-term Democratic senator, who is locked in a close re-election race with Republican Rep. Todd Akin, had canceled most of her campaign events starting last week to spend time with her 84-year-old mother. She said Saturday that her mother suffered from acute cardio-renal failure and had lost consciousness at several points in recent days. “We were incredibly lucky to have a mother like her, a woman of great intellect and strength, who loved and nurtured, challenged and pushed, and was always there with wise counsel and great humor,” McCaskill said in a statement. Long before her daughter entered Missouri politics, Betty Anne McCaskill had made her own mark in Democratic circles. McCaskill has recalled how her mother sent her children out on Halloween in 1960 with the door-to-door message: “Trick or treat and vote for JFK,” referring to the Democratic presidential candidate, John F. Kennedy. In 1970, she was appointed to the Missouri Commission on the Status of Women, and the next year, she became the first women elected to the Columbia, Mo., City Council. She also once served as president for the trustees of William Woods University in Fulton, her alma mater.


COLUMBUS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday temporarily halted an attempt by voter advocates to expand the conditions under which provisional ballots are counted in the swing state of Ohio. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati put on hold a lower court’s ruling that said the state must count provisional ballots cast not just in the wrong precinct but in the wrong polling location altogether. With less than a week before Election Day, the appeals court ruling brought some clarity to one of the remaining disputes involving Ohio’s election procedures. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s broader appeal on the matter remains before the appeals court, but it isn’t expected to be decided before the election Tuesday. Husted said Wednesday that the court’s move allows him to provide Ohio’s 88 county elections boards with guidance for processing provisional ballots, which are counted later and can be challenged. Allowing the lower court ruling to continue, he said, had the potential to cause problems and confusion. “Voters could have cast ballots wherever they wanted to in the county, regardless of their eligible precinct,” Husted said in a

TIPP CITY — Maurice Jonathon Markley, 87, of Tipp City, formerly of Christiansburg, passed away at 6:48 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in the SpringMeade Health Center, Tipp City. He was born June 9, 1925, in Casstown, Ohio. Maurice was a son of the late Harvey Kenton and Nellie (Shell) Markley. Maurice is survived by two children, a daughter Pam (Bob) Hoey of Christiansburg and a son, Kent (Kelly) Markley of Troy. He also is survived by six grandchildren, Chad (Kathleen) Hoey, of Lafayette, MARKLEY Ind., Chasity Oburn of Christiansburg, Bryce Markley of Ashland, Ky., Ely Markley of Fairborn, Layne Markley of St. Paris and Sophia Markley of Troy; four great-grandchildren, Aiden and Brantlee Oburn, and Rebeccah and Sarah Hoey; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters. Maurice attended high school at Casstown from 1941-1944. He was inducted into the U.S. Army before graduation and served in World War II from March 29, 1944, until May 30, 1946.

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama jetted to stormstricken New Jersey on Wednesday for a first-hand look at the devastation, as his aides tried to keep overt politics at bay for one more day. Still, with Election Day less than a week away, Obama’s visit was layered with political implications. The deadly storm has given Obama an opportunity to project presidential leadership in the final days of the tightly contested White House race. And Obama’s tour guide in New Jersey was the state’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie, a supporter of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. To the chagrin of some Republicans, Christie has lavished praise on Obama for his efforts in helping states dealing with the storm. White House spokesman Jay Carney said there were no political motivations behind Obama’s decision to join his supporter’s rival Wednesday. “This is not a time for politics,” Carney said. “The president appreciates the efforts of governors, state and local officials across the various states that were affected by the storm regardless of political party.” Christie was on hand to greet Obama as Air Force One landed on a sunny, breezy day in Atlantic City. The two men, along with FEMA administrator Craig Fugate, boarded Marine One for an hour-long aerial tour of the storm damage. Obama stopped by FEMA headquarters in Washington before heading to New Jersey. Wednesday marked Obama’s third straight day off the campaign trail. He canceled rallies across four battleground states and retreated to the White House to oversee the government’s storm response. Obama planned to return to the campaign trail Thursday, with stops planned in Green Bay, Wis., Las Vegas and Boulder, Colo. He planned to be on the road campaigning every day through the Nov. 6 election.

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Workers try to clear boats and debris from the New Jersey Transit Morgan draw bridge Wednesday, in South Amboy, N.J., after Monday’s storm surge from Sandy pushed boats and cargo containers onto the train tracks. AT RIGHT: People shop for food piled into shopping carts on Brighton Beach Avenue, Wednesday, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. AP PHOTOS

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie issued an order postponing Halloween trick-or-treating until Monday, saying floodwaters, downed electrical wires, power outages and fallen trees made it too dangerous for children to go out. President Barack Obama planned to visit Atlantic City, N.J., which was directly in the storm’s path Monday night and saw part of its historic boardwalk washed away. Outages in the state’s two largest cities, Newark and Jersey City, left traffic signals dark, resulting in fender-benders at intersections where police were not directing traffic. At one Jersey City supermarket, there were long lines to get bread and use an electrical outlet to charge cellphones. Amid the despair, talk of recovery was already beginning. “It’s heartbreaking after being here 37 years,” Barry Prezioso of Point Pleasant, N.J., said as he returned to his house in the beachfront community. “You see your

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NEW YORK (AP) — Two major airports reopened and the New York Stock Exchange got back to business Wednesday, while across the river in New Jersey, National Guardsmen rushed to feed and rescue flood victims two days after Superstorm Sandy struck. For the first time since the storm slammed the Northeast, killing at least 62 people and inflicting billions of dollars in damage, brilliant sunshine washed over the nation’s largest city a striking sight after days of gray skies, rain and wind. At the stock exchange, running on generator power, Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave a thumbsup and rang the opening bell to whoops from traders on the floor. Trading resumed after the first twoday weather shutdown since the Blizzard of 1888. New York’s subway system was still down, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo said parts of it will begin running again on Thursday. And he said some commuter rail service between the city and its suburbs would resume on Wednesday afternoon. Kennedy and Newark Liberty airports began handling flights again just after 7 a.m. New York’s LaGuardia Airport, which suffered far worse damage and still had water on its runways, remained closed. It was clear that restoring the region to its ordinarily frenetic pace could take days and that rebuilding the hardest-hit communities and the transportation networks that link them could take considerably longer. About 6 million homes and businesses were still without power, mostly in New York and New Jersey. Electricity was out as far west as Wisconsin and as far south as the Carolinas. The scale of the challenge could be seen across the Hudson River in New Jersey, where National Guard trucks rolled into heavily flooded Hoboken to deliver ready-to-eat meals and other supplies and to evacuate people from their condo high-rises, brownstones and other homes. The mayor of the city of 50,000 issued an appeal for people to bring boats to City Hall to help with the evacuation. Natural gas fires raged Wednesday in a section of Brick Township, N.J., where dozens of houses were devastated by the storm’s surge. No injuries were reported.



Thursday, November 1, 2012


Try this delicious cornbread recipe Our six youngest children left for school at 7 a.m. This is the third day now that Loretta has taken the regular bus. She can make it all day at school without her wheelchair, although when she comes home she is ready to rest.The handicapped bus has been picking her up since her surgery six weeks ago. Her braces will be ready Tuesday and that is also when her therapy begins. This has been an extra busy week. We have been painting the living room ceilings and walls. We moved all the furniture over to the dining area. After all the painting was done we moved everything back into the living room giving it a thorough clean in the process. Sister Emma and daughter Elizabeth assisted us with our work. Emma and I painted while Susan and Elizabeth washed all the dishes in my cupboard, cleaned furniture, and floors. Now Susan and I will work on putting more things back in place including putting all the books back in my bookcase. We had very nice weather to do the painting. Temperatures were in the 70s and it was cold and rainy. The thermometer shows 45 degrees. Looks like today’s laundry will be hung on the lines in the basement. We will wait to paint the dining room and kitchen until I can get everything organized again. Wednesday evening daughter Elizabeth’s penpal, Sharon, from Dayton, Va.,


Lovina Eicher Troy Daily News Guest Columnist along with her parents, Uncle, Aunt, and cousins stopped in to meet Elizabeth and all of us. We had a nice visit with them. They are readers of this column. It was interesting to talk and compare our ways of life. They are Old Order Mennonites and also have horse and buggy as their transportation. Those families are dairy farmers. The children were glad for the bucket of monster cookies that they brought. Sharon’s mother, Lucille, gave me a rug she weaved herself. It is very nice and I already have it at the front door. It will be useful as I use a lot of rugs with this many feet going in and out every day. We are hoping to be able to go to Sugarcreek, in the near future to visit Joe’s Uncle Solomon. Solomon is in the hospital after breaking quite a few bones after falling 11 feet at work. Our prayers are for him to have a complete and speedy recovery. I would also like to visit Aunt Lovina whom I was named after. She also had a


Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Board of Education of the Tecumseh Local School District, Clark and Miami Counties on 10 July 2012, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the Tecumseh Local School District at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 6th day of November 2012 the question being a levying a tax for the benefit of said school district for the purpose of:


At a rate not exceeding 8.95 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.895 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2012, first due in calendar year 2013.

The polls for said election will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day. By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County

10/25, 11/01/12

Roger E. Luring, Chair



Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Board of Trustees of Concord Township on 19 June 2012, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the unincorporated areas of Concord Township at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 6th day of November 2012 the question being a levying a tax for the benefit of the unincorporated areas of said Township for the purpose of:



At a rate not exceeding 3.7 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.37 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2012, first due in calendar year 2013.

The polls for said election will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day. By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County

10/25, 11/01/12

Roger E. Luring, Chair



Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Board of Education of the Newton Local School District, Miami and Darke Counties on 27 June 2012, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the Newton Local School District at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 6th day of November 2012 the question being a levying a tax for the benefit of said school district for the purpose of:

difficult summer, having a heart attack. She had to have two stents put in. We wish her better health in the future. Joe’s Uncle and Aunt, John and Susie, have always been kind to offer us a place to sleep when we come to Ohio so we might take them up on their offer. Joe has a sister, brother and more uncles and aunts living in that area so hopefully we can see everyone if our plans work out. The firemen were at school this week giving the children lots of good advice about fires. Son Kevin, 7, has been telling all of us what we should do if there is a fire. This is a good thing for children to know but we just got a laugh out of how he was trying to give us lessons. He said “and don’t leave toys laying on the stairs,” then he went over to check our stairs and saw one of his small toys laying on the steps. He quickly picked it up and stuffed it in his pocket thinking we wouldn’t notice. His chatter has entertained us quite often. I will share a simple cornbread recipe for this week: EASY CORNBREAD 1 cup flour 1 cup cornmeal 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 /4 cup oil 1 cup milk 1 /4 cup sugar Mix all ingredients just until mixed. Put in a 9 inch pan and bake at 350 for 20 to 30 minutes. Cornbread makes for a delicious treat on a cold autum day.


Peanut spice mix revitalizes dull Turkey Day side The trouble with butternut squash at the Thanksgiving table is that we tend to be pretty unimaginative in how we prepare it. As such, the results often are fairly lackluster. It’s understandable how it happens. With all the attention given to buttery mashed potatoes, savory stuffing, doughy dinner rolls, tartly sweet cranberry sauce, and of course the allimportant turkey and gravy, butternut (and other winter squashes) tends to suffer from afterthought syndrome. Most people just steam and mash it, giving it the appearance but little of the appeal of mashed potatoes. Others go for roasting, a method I generally favor.

But roasting can be hit or miss depending on the quality of the squash and how well it caramelizes in the oven. And that last part requires reasonably high heat, something hard to deliver when so many other foods are competing for oven time. So I decided to devise a recipe that effortlessly delivers tons of flavor. The effortless part is key. Because while it’s nice to talk about wanting to up the butternut ante, it’s another to find the time to deliver it in the midst of making one of the year’s most anticipated meals. To get those results, I turned to a relatively new ingredient powdered peanut butter.


Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Board of Commissioners, Miami County, Ohio, on 17 January 2012, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the unincorporated areas of Concord Township at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 6th day of November 2012 the question being a referendum by petition affecting the unincorporated areas of said Township: COUNTY ZONING CHANGE RESOLUTION 12-01-71

The polls for said election will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day. By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County Roger E. Luring, Chair

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Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Board of Education of the Miami East Local School District, Miami and Champaign Counties on 17 July 2012, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the Miami East Local School District at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 6th day of November 2012 the question being a levying a tax for the benefit of said school district for the purpose of:

SPICY PEANUT ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH Start to finish: 1 hour (15 minutes active) Servings: 8 5-pound butternut squash, peeled and seeded 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup powdered peanut butter 1 tablespoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper Heat the oven to 350 F. Coat 2 rimmed baking sheets with cooking spray. Cut the peeled and seeded squash into bite-size pieces, then place them in a

large bowl. Drizzle the squash with the olive oil, then toss to coat evenly. Set aside. In a small bowl, mix together the powdered peanut butter, garlic powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. While using a silicone spatula to toss the squash, sprinkle the seasoning mixture over it, continuing to toss until all of the squash is well coated. Transfer the squash to the prepared baking sheets, using the spatula to scrape the oil and seasonings from the bowl. Arrange the squash in an even layer, then roast for 25 minutes. Use a spatula to flip the squash, then roast for another 20 minutes, or until lightly browned and tender.


Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Board of Education of the Milton-Union Exempted Village School District on 31 July 2012, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the Milton-Union Exempted Village School District at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 6th day of November 2012 the question being a levying a tax for the benefit of said school district for the purpose of: CURRENT OPERATING EXPENSES Said tax being a: RENEWAL

At a rate not exceeding 10.9 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $1.09 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2013, first due in calendar year 2014. The polls for said election will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day. By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County

10/25, 11/01/12

Roger E. Luring, Chair



Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of an ordinance passed by the Council of the City of Troy on 02 July 2012, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the City of Troy at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 6th day of November 2012 the question being a levying a tax for the benefit of said city for the purpose of:



At a rate of 0.75% on the school district income of individuals and estates for 3 years, beginning 01 January 2014.

At a rate not exceeding 3.5 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.35 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2013, first due in calendar year 2014.

At a rate not exceeding 0.7 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.07 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2012, first due in calendar year 2013.

By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County

By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County

By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County


Said tax being a: RENEWAL

Said tax being an: INCOME TAX RENEWAL

The polls for said election will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day.

10/25, 11/01/12

Roger E. Luring, Chair


The polls for said election will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day.

10/25, 11/01/12

Roger E. Luring, Chair


Said tax being an: ADDITIONAL

The polls for said election will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day.

10/25, 11/01/12

Roger E. Luring, Chair






If you want him to stop calling you, tell him point blank

Today: 5 p.m.: Miami Valley Events Calendar 8 p.m.: Have History Will Travel 11 p.m.: Tales of the Strange

Dear Annie: I'm dating a guy who works out of town and is home every four weeks. "Jake" calls and texts often and says he misses me all the time. Here's what bothers me: Jake always asks me how I feel about him. He says, "Do you even like me?" I think it's because I don't drop everything when he calls like the other women he has dated. I recently found out via Facebook that Jake went on a cruise with a woman he used to live with. She has been posting pictures of the cruise and saying how much she loves Jake. There is nothing about the cruise posted on Jake's page. I told him about her comments. He replied that he didn't know anything about it, and she was obviously just thanking all of the people on the cruise for their love and support. But he added that she's a wonderful woman and they'd be in a relationship if she lived closer. I said he is being unfair to both of us, but he claims he's not married and will continue to call me until I tell him to stop. Since then, he's phoned a couple of times, and I refuse to take his calls. Is this a case of wanting to have your cake and eat it, too? — Daisy Mae Dear Daisy: It sounds like it, although as a single man, he can date as many women as he likes until he makes a commitment. You thought he had made one to you, but he believed otherwise. It's possible he was attracted to you because you didn't fawn all over him. But that results in a stable relationship only in the movies. In real life, such men thrive on the attention, and since they rarely get enough of it from one partner, they look for it in many others. Right now, he thinks you'll cave. If you want him to stop calling, you will have to tell him point blank. Dear Annie: I am the youngest of 10 siblings. Every summer, we share a lake house for a wonderful family reunion that extends over several days. Every year, my older brother invites an obnoxious friend to join us for the last evening's family grill. How can I convince him that just because we are part owners doesn't mean we can invite unwanted guests? He says it is his home and he can invite whomever he wishes. I say if he is not cooking the meal, it is not proper. The chef dislikes this guy as much as I do. Who is right? — The Baby of the Family Dear Baby: As joint owners, you should each be able to invite guests. However, since you are all staying in the house together, it is both considerate and proper to first ask the other residents whether they object to additional company. So while your brother can invite his friend when he uses the lake house on his own, he should ask the rest of you about inviting him when you are sharing the house and the meals. Dear Annie: I am concerned about your response to "Trying" which said it was OK to tell Mom that some of the grandchildren are hurt because they aren't receiving as much gift money as others. I think this encourages a sense of entitlement. Instead of trying to correct Mom's behavior, I would encourage "Trying" to stop comparing gifts and value Mom's intention to add joy to the lives of all of her family members. — Mike in Schenectady, N.Y. Dear Mike: We disagree. The only entitlement it encourages is that Grandma should treat her grandchildren equally. If all the kids received a lesser gift, it would be fair, and the kids wouldn't get the impression that Grandma loves some of them more than others. And we think Grandma should know this. Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.














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Soda-can pull tabs help pay the bill for charity Dear Heloise: The Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo, Texas, wants to say a big “Thank you” for your column regarding soda-can pull tabs. We use the money that we receive from the sale of these tabs to buy gas cards and gift cards to large retail stores in order to assist families who are having difficulty paying for medications. We accept any amount of tabs from individuals, schools and church groups. Thanks once again! — DeAnn Dunnihoo, administrative assistant, Amarillo, Texas DeAnn, thank you for all you do and for everyone who

Hints from Heloise Columnist helps with the Ronald McDonald House Charities, and for making my readers aware of how the donations you receive are used! — Heloise LITTER-TRAINING FERRETS Dear Heloise: I just got my first pet ferret! The pet-

store employee told me that ferrets will use a litter box. How do I litter-train my ferret? — Zach H. in Maryland Since I’ve had three of these lovable scamps, I’ve learned that ferrets are smart, which makes training easy! Since ferrets back into corners to “do their business,” provide a triangular litter pan with a high back and enough space to fit all four paws in. Fill the pan with Unscented litter. Litter with a strong smell or a lot of dust particles can

cause harm to a ferret’s lungs. Avoid any wood-chip, clay or corncob litters. Pellets, pearls and select clumping mixes are the best. Ferrets will find their litter pan by scent. Place used pieces of litter in the box until they are familiar with using it. Before getting your ferret from the cage, always make sure it uses the litter box. It will learn to go before playing with you, lowering the chances of accidents outside the cage. Be patient and loving, and soon you’ll have a welltrained ferret! — Heloise



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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a willy-nilly, loosey-goosey day, which is why shortages, interruptions and goofy mistakes are par for the course. Nevertheless, you’ll enjoy talking to others. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a poor day for important financial negotiations. Don’t spend money on anything except food. Don’t sign important documents. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) In a way, this is a pleasant day for you; although, you might feel disoriented. Don’t agree to deadlines or make promises to anyone. Don’t initiate anything. (Just tread water.) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Keep to your routine tasks today and expect minor interruptions and shortages. You might want to change your mind about something. If so, wait until tomorrow to see if this is really what you want. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Enjoy good times with female acquaintances today. Laugh it up, and keep things light. Don’t agree to anything important. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) People in authority will notice you today — ideally, for something positive. (You hope.) Just be aware of this. Do not agree to anything important, and do not agree to set deadlines. Listen to others and make up your mind tomorrow. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You’ll be delighted if you can do something different today, because you don’t want to be bored. Therefore, break with your normal routine. Shake it up a little! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a poor day for important financial negotiations regarding inheritances, wills, estates or signing anything about shared property or debt. Delay these actions until tomorrow. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Because there is a goofy element in the air today, you’ll enjoy lighthearted exchanges with partners and friends. However, avoid important commitments or agreements. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a mildly frustrating day at work. Shortages, misunderstandings and delays will really impact your efficiency and productivity. Just be patient. Lower your expectations. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a wonderfully creative day for you! It’s easy to put a new spin on things or see them in a new light. Enjoy romantic liaisons, sports and playful times with children. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is a lovely day to day to veg out at home and just relax. Entertain at home if you can. Do not sign real-estate deals today. YOU BORN TODAY Many of you undergo great change and transformation in your lives. Whether you seek to or not, you often have influence over others. In your personal life or your vocation, you are often very focused on money, power and sex. In the year ahead, something you’ve been involved with for about nine years will diminish or end to make room for something new. Birthdate of: k.d. Lang, musician, Marie Antoinette, Queen of France; David Schwimmer, actor. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.











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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Thursday, Nov. 1, the 306th day of 2012. There are 60 days left in the year. This is All Saints Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 1, 1512, Michelangelo’s just-completed paintings on the ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel were publicly unveiled by the artist’s patron, Pope Julius II. On this date: • In 1765, the Stamp Act went into effect, prompting stiff resistance from American colonists. • In 1968, the Motion Picture Association of America unveiled its new voluntary film rating system: G

for general, M for mature (later changed to GP, then PG), R for restricted and X (later changed to NC-17) for adults only. • One year ago: Embattled Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball reached an agreement to sell the troubled franchise. Dorothy Rodham, 92, mother of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton’s mother-in-law, died in Washington. • Today’s Birthdays: Golfer Gary Player is 77. Country singer Bill Anderson is 75. Actress Barbara Bosson is 73. Actor Robert

Foxworth is 71. Actress Marcia Wallace is 70. Magazine publisher Larry Flynt is 70. Music producer David Foster is 63. Country singersongwriter-producer Keith Stegall is 58. Country singer Lyle Lovett is 55. Actress Rachel Ticotin is 54. Rock singer Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 50. Rock musician Rick Allen (Def Leppard) is 49. Country singer “Big Kenny” Alphin (Big and Rich) is 49. Singer Sophie B. Hawkins is 48. Country musician Dale Wallace (Emerson Drive) is 43. Actress Toni Collette is 40. Actress Jenny McCarthy is 40. Actor Penn Badgley is 26.

Afghans set presidential poll date KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans will elect a new president in the spring of 2014 in a ballot considered crucial for their country’s stability and security after more than 11 years of war. Afghan politicians and the country’s foreign backers hailed Wednesday’s announcement as a step toward a peaceful transition of power. The Taliban, who could make or break the poll, denounced it as meaningless and vowed to keep on fighting. The government-appointed Independent Electoral Commission set polling day as April 5, 2014, the same year that most troops in the U.S.-led NATO coalition will have left in a withdrawal that has already begun. The date is in line with the Afghan constitution adopted after the coalition ousted the Taliban in 2001. But the Taliban claimed the vote was an American ploy. “These are not elections, they are selections,” said spokesman Qari Youssof Ahmadi. “The U.S. wants to select those people it wants and who will work for the purpose of the enemy. The Afghans know the country is


Afghan border police are seen above a giant poster of Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai in Torkham on the border of Pakistan, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday. occupied by the enemy, so what do elections mean?” The Taliban are the country’s main opposition group, and President Hamid Karzai has in the past asked the insurgents to lay down their weapons and join the political process. But they have vowed to keep fighting. Still, despite their rheto-

ric, it remains unclear what the insurgents will do ahead of the elections. Prospects appear bleak. Peace talks are stalled and the Taliban show no signs of relenting in their fight. During Karzai’s decade in office they have never recognized him as president and consider him an American

puppet. The 2009 poll that gave Karzai a second term were marred by allegations of massive fraud and vote-rigging, while violence and intimidation in the Taliban-dominated east and south helped limit overall turnout to 33 percent, and more than one million of the 5.5 million

votes cast were ruled invalid. The constitution limits Karzai to two terms, and he has said he will not try for a third. But Afghans generally consider his government to be corrupt and to have favored his political allies and members of his family, and although many of the allegations have not been proven, there are concerns he might seek a way to remain in power or appoint a family member to run as a proxy in the 2014 election. Although no one has openly declared a candidacy, possible contenders mentioned so far are mostly members of the former Northern Alliance, which ousted the Taliban after the American invasion in late 2001. They include former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah, who lost to Karzai in 2009, and Quayum Karzai, one of the president’s brothers. The International Crisis Group, an independent think tank, warned this month of a “precipitous slide toward state collapse” unless steps are taken soon to prevent a repeat of the “chaos and chicanery” of the 2009 election. “Plagued by factionalism and corruption, Afghanistan

is far from ready to assume responsibility for security when U.S. and NATO forces withdraw in 2014,” the Brussels-based group said. U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham said the election date represented “more than a day on a calendar. It is symbolic of the aspiration of Afghans for elections which will be crucial for Afghanistan’s future stability. This will be an Afghan process, with the U.S. and the international community prepared to provide support and encouragement to millions of Afghans who, on April 5, 2014, will make their mark on history with a peaceful transition of political authority.” In Brussels, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen called it a “historic opportunity.” Free and fair elections are also a key condition for delivering more than $16 billion in aid that was pledged at an international donor conference last May. Provincial elections will be held on the same day as the presidential poll, and parliamentary elections will follow in 2015, said Fazel Ahmad Manawai, the election commission’s chief.

Romney campaign challenges criticism by automakers TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mitt Romney came under withering criticism Wednesday over his depiction of President Barack Obama’s auto industry bailout, with Vice President Joe Biden accusing him of perpetuating an “outrageous lie” and newspapers assailing the Republican’s advertising campaign on the subject. Chrysler and General Motors also have protested the ads, as the 2009 bailout was pushed to the forefront of the White House campaign in a key battleground just days before Tuesday’s election. “They’re trying to scare the living devil out of a group of people who have been hurt so badly over the last previous four years before we came to office,” Biden told voters in Florida, labeling the Romney

commercials “one of the most flagrantly dishonest ads I can ever remember in my political career.” Countering Biden, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, one of 32 House Republicans to vote for the auto bailout, said in a statement released by Romney’s campaign: “GM and Chrysler are expanding their production overseas. These are facts that voters deserve to know as they listen to the claims President Obama and his campaign are making.” Romney’s campaign insists the ads are accurate. The TV ad says: “Obama took GM and Chrysler into bankruptcy and sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China.” And the radio ad says: “Under President Obama, GM cut 15,000

American jobs, but they are planning to double the number of cars built in China, which means 15,000 more jobs for China. And now comes word that Chrysler is starting to build cars in, you guessed it, China. What happened to the promises made to autoworkers in Toledo and throughout Ohio? “ The claims are highly misleading. In fact, Chrysler is adding 1,100 jobs to its plant in Toledo. It’s also adding production facilities in China as demand for cars there grows. Because of trade rules, it’s easier for companies to build cars for the Chinese market in China. It’s also more efficient. Japanese automakers, for example, have plants in the U.S. to meet American demand. For much of the race, Romney had been carefully avoiding raising

the auto issue; aides say he was reluctant to give Obama’s campaign a bigger opportunity to remind voters about the bailouts. But advisers say that thinking has changed as Romney has looked for traction in Ohio in the race’s final days. Last week, Romney himself suggested on the campaign trail that U.S. auto giants were moving jobs to China at the expense of Ohio, citing a Bloomberg News report that said Chrysler would move jobs to China. “I saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers in this state Jeep, now owned by the Italians is thinking of moving all production to China,” Romney said Oct. 25 in Defiance, Ohio. He hasn’t repeated that claim since then. His spokeswoman, Andrea Saul, said Wednesday that Romney was

relying on an inaccurate report from Bloomberg News, and that Bloomberg had updated its story to indicate that while Chrysler did plan to manufacture all types of its cars in China, it was expanding into the Asian country, not moving its operations there. The original story, headlined “Fiat Says China May Build All Jeeps as SUV Demand Increases,” appeared four days before Romney made his remarks. Bloomberg did add a clarifying sentence; the update appeared Oct. 22, three days before Romney referenced it. Bloomberg, in a statement to The Associated Press, said neither the original story nor the update was inaccurate. “We stand by our reporting,” spokeswoman Meghan Womack said.

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PIQUA, 206 Sharon Dr. Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm. Estate & Moving sale! Helping sell 30 years of house and garage items, boxes of tools, loads of junk, ladders, various camping supplies, furniture (some old) priced to sell & will deal!!!

PIQUA, corner of Wood and Downing St, St. John's Lutheran Church, Rummage and bake sale, Friday, November 2, 9am-3pm and Saturday, 9am-1pm.

PLEASANT HILL, 113 W North Street, November 3 & 4, 9am-4pm. Rummage Sale. Indoor/ Outdoor. LOTS of items. Couch, recliners, dressers, end table, tons of kitchen items, home decor, wall paintings, medical equip (walkers & wheelchairs), Christmas trees/ decorations, utility shelves, lawn care & gardening tools and LOTS more! Large items must be picked up same day.

TROY, 523 Maplewood Saturday only Drive 9am-4pm Corner computer desk, Schwinn bikes, antique china cupboard, piano roll cabinet, Craftsman work working tools, shallow well pump and tank, household goods, electronics, sofa, dressers, lots of miscellaneous.

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Holloway Sportswear is having a decorated apparel RUMMAGE SALE! Saturday, Nov. 10th from 10 am – 5 pm. Open to the public and held at 2260 Industrial Drive, Sidney (behind Cenveo Inc). Decorated excess merchandise will be available and nothing is over $5. CASH ONLY

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TROY, 549 Miami, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 10am-4pm, Small estate sale!! appliances, Lazy Boy double reclining couch, table & chairs, twin bed, bedding, Lots of Wexford cut glass, wall decorations, jewelry, console tv, converter box, brass bed, holiday decorations, riding lawnmower with double bagger, Motorcycle, Cash Only

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ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 877-295-1667

The Board of Trustees of the Tipp City Public Library is accepting applications to fill a Board vacancy beginning January 1, 2013. All candidates must be at least eighteen years of age. Trustees are chosen to represent the diversity of the community including a balance of experience and/or skills in a variety of fields. Service on the Board of Trustees is voluntary and without compensation for a term of 7 years. The trustee application and job description can be obtained at the circulation desk of the Library or from the Library website. Please submit a letter of interest, resume and application questionnaire to: Bonnie Meyers, Fiscal Officer Tipp City Public Library 11 E. Main St. Tipp City, Ohio 45371 Application deadline is November 14, 2012.

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Miami East has an opening for a Technology Integration Specialist position. If interested, please contact Mr. Don Nuss @ or at 335-7505. Additional information regarding the job posting can be found on the Miami East web site. NOW HIRING

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535 Farm Supplies/Equipment

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


TROY, 2 bedroom townhouse, $540: Ask about Move In Special! 1.5 Bath, stove, refrigerator, garbage disposal, dishwasher, w/d, A/C, no dogs, near I75. (937)335-1825. TROY, newer, spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, appliances, double garage, excellent location, $925. (937)469-5301

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LOVELY 2 Bedroom condo, 1.5 bath, w/d hookup, Private patio/ parking, Pet welcome, $595, (937)335-5440

PIQUA, 2200 Navajo Trail, 3 bedroom townhouse, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage, 1850 sqft, $975 month, one month's deposit. Available 11/1. (937)335-9096.

TIPP CITY, 2 Bedroom, newly refurbished, facing Tipp City park, appliances, on site laundry, $575 monthly, (937)750-1220 Ti p p / Tr o y, S U P E R CLEAN! NEW: carpet, tile paint, appliances 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, no dogs, no prior evictions $525 (937)545-4513.

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PIQUA, 1709 Williams, 4 bedrooms, newly remodeled, appliances, CA, fenced yard. $950 month, (937)778-9303, (937)604-5417.

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510 Appliances

APPLIANCES, Refrigerator $300, Stove $250, Washer/ Dryer $250, Available for pickup by November 10th, If interested call (937)622-3941 leave message DRYER, Whirlpool "Duet" front load dryer, Bisque in color, excellent condition, $275, call (419)628-2912

565 Horses/Tack & Equipment

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

577 Miscellaneous

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

545 Firewood/Fuel

FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237

FIREWOOD, $125. Sidney, OH. Split and seasoned Hardwood. Delivery charge negotiable. Contact: Alan @ (937)497-1776. FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up, (937)726-2780.

FIREWOOD, seasoned, split, delivered, $150 cord; $80 half cord. Local delivery only, (937)559-6623. If you don't reach me, leave a message, I will get back with you.

SEASONED FIREWOOD $155 per cord. Stacking extra, $125 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

560 Home Furnishings

Drafting Table for sale

Nice adjustable folding table, perfect for drawing or painting $50 (937)339-7071.

CEMETERY PLOTS, double with vaults, Forest Hill Memorial (937)947-1127 leave message

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

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

STORAGE SHED, New 10x12 barn style with 16" centers, 4' loft, window, 60" door opening, you pick color, $2100, (937)733-3893 WHEELCHAIR, Quantum 1121, Power wheel chair, seat raises & reclines, must sell, asking $600 as is, (937)418-2150

583 Pets and Supplies

AKC CHIHUAHUA PUPPY, 1 male, White, 8 weeks old, just in time for the Holidays! $300. Call (937)448-0522.

AMERICAN PIT-BULL puppies, CKC. Blue nose, 2 females, 2 males. $600 each. (254)383-4620 BISCHON FRISE for sale. Loving male dog, leash trained, needs home without other dogs, needs loving home. References needed. (937)492-5280.

583 Pets and Supplies

BOXER PUPPIES, 3 full blooded, fawn females, 1st shots, dew claws removed, tails bobbed, $275 firm (937)543-1352 FREE KITTEN, 4 week old orphaned female, gray/white striped, eats some food but likes to be bottle fed, good natured. (937)773-5245

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805 Auto

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

805 Auto

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

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KITTENS: 2 eight week old long-haired kittens. 1 grey female, 1 black and white male. Must go to indoor home. $10 each. BEAUTIFUL & HEALTHY! (937)418-0814

586 Sports and Recreation COMPOUND BOW, Jennings RH, Complete with 1 dozen new arrows, release and case, Quiver & much more, $400, (937)726-1348

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On Monday, December 3, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall (100 S. Market Street), Troy City Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed rezoning of Inlots 934 and 935, which is the address of 110 East Canal Street, Troy, Ohio, from the current zoning of M-2, Light Industrial District, to B-3, Central Business District. The owner/applicant for the rezoning is Steve E. Thomas for SET Land Group LLC. This proposed rezoning has been recommended for approval by the Troy Planning Commission. Sue G. Knight Clerk of the Council of the City of Troy, Ohio 11/01/2012


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• FOOTBALL: Tickets for the Miami East football playoff game at Coldwater Saturday are on sale in the Athletic Office. Presale price is $7. Tickets at gate cost $9. • FOOTBALL: Tickets for the MiltonUnion football game at Williamsport Westfall Friday are now available. Presale tickets are available at Owl Drugs and Curry’s Video until 4 p.m. Friday. Cost for presale tickets is $7. Tickets at the gate will cost $9. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. • FOOTBALL: Tickets for the Covington-Dixie game are now available. Presale tickets are available during the regular school day at Covington High School and Covington Middle School. Presale tickets are also on sale at Joanie’s Floral Designs. Cost for all presale tickets are $7. All tickets at the gate will be $9. Ages 6 and over need tickets. • 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 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: Troy High School baseball will hold a parents boosters meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Troy High School cafeteria. • 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. • SUBMIT-A-TIP: To submit an item to the Troy Daily News sports section, please contact Josh Brown at or Colin Foster at

Bulldogs back again BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor


The year was 2007, and Mitchell Evans — the dynamic quarterback that led Milton-Union to a division title and a pair of postseason victories the year before — was a thing of the past for the Bulldogs, having graduated and gone on to continue his career at Indiana University. The Bulldogs, however, went on to win

another division title, reach the playoffs once again — and even won their firstround game. Fast-forward to this season. After the graduation of last year’s leading rusher Jake Finfrock, Milton-Union was not expected by some to challenge for the STAFF PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Milton-Union’s Tyler Brown runs the ball dur-

■ See BULLDOGS on 16 ing a game against Waynesville Oct. 19.

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Lehman’s Ellie Waldsmith goes down for a dig against Ft. Loramie Wednesday in Vandalia.

Lehman falls to Loramie BY ROB KISER Sports Editor VANDALIA — The Lehman volleyball team has had some amazing comebacks for wins at the D-IV regional volleyball tournament. But Fort Loramie wasn’t about to let that happen Thursday night at the Vandalia Student Activities Center, finishing off a convincing 25-17, 25-22, 25-14 win over the Cavaliers. The Redskins will play Marion Local for the regional title at 2 p.m. Saturday. “That’s one of the things we talked about at the start of the third game,” Fort Loramie coach John Rodgers said. “That Lehman is not a team that is

TODAY Volleyball Division III Regional Semifinal at Fairmont Miami East vs. CHCA (6 p.m.) FRIDAY Football Division II Playoffs Tippecanoe at Cincinnati Turpin (7:30 p.m.) Division IV Playoffs Milton-Union at Williamsport Westfall (7:30 p.m.) Division VI Playoffs Bradford at Marion Local (7:30 p.m.)

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Lewis calls out Dalton, Maualuga Bengals coach Marvin Lewis publicly challenged quarterback Andy Dalton and middle linebacker Rey Maualuga on Wednesday to become more forceful leaders on their 3-4 team. The move was out of character for Lewis, who prefers to handle things quietly and internally. It underscored the Bengals’ predicament approaching the season’s midpoint it’s time to start winning or else.

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SATURDAY Football Division V Playoffs Miami East at Coldwater (7 p.m.) Dixie at Covington (7 p.m.) Girls Soccer Division III Regional Final at TBA Troy Christian/Madeira vs. Summit Country Day/Cincinnati Country Day/Mariemont (3 p.m.) Volleyball Division III Regional Final at Fairmont Miami East/CHCA vs. Anna Fairfield Cincinnati Christian/Fenwick/Georgetown (2 p.m.) Cross Country State Meet at Hebron Division I Troy boys, Tippecanoe boys (12:30 p.m.) Division II Tippecanoe girls (2:15 p.m.) Division III Lehman boys (11 a.m.)



Tippecanoe’s Sam Wharton — who won the Division I Regional meet last Saturday — runs at the Division I District meet on Oct. 20. Wharton and the Red Devils will compete at state Saturday in Hebron.

One final race A lot on the line for Wharton, Devils at state BY COLIN FOSTER Sports Writer Everything Tippecanoe’s Sam Wharton has done has led up to this point. One final race for all the marbles. The senior — who won last

MIAMI COUNTY Saturday’s Division I Regional meet in a time of 15:37.87 — hasn’t been beaten by anyone this season. During his four years of running cross country at Tipp, he has racked up countless accolades — including a

runner-up finish at the state cross country meet last season. But when Wharton hits the course at Saturday’s Division I State meet in Hebron, he will have one final cross country race to come away with the state title that he has been so

ever going to go away. You have to finish them. The girls did a great job night. I thought our outside hitters (Kelly Turner, Darian Rose) were outstanding.” For Lehman, it was a disappointing end to another outstanding season. The Lady Cavaliers, playing in the regional for the 20th straight year, finished 21-6. It was the final match for four-year starters Andrea Thobe and Ellie Waldsmith. “I thought we had a lot of positives this season,” Lehman coach Greg Snipes said. “We just made some mistakes tonight that are very untypical and Fort Loramie played a great match. Andrea (Thobe) and Ellie (Waldsmith) both leave with a state title. Hopefully, the other

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Devils battle Turpin BY JAMES FREEMAN Staff Intern Going into the matchup against Tecumseh on October 12th, Tippecanoe was riding high and looking at towards the possibility of hosting a playoff game. Three weeks and two losses later, the Red Devils finished eighth in Division II Region 8 and will travel south to take on a familiar foe in top seeded — and top rated in Division II Ohio PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK DOWD Associated Press poll — Tippecanoe running back Jacob Hall runs the ball during a Cincinnati Turpin. game against Springfield Shawnee last Friday. “We are glad that we are play-

TIPP CITY ing,” Tippecanoe coach Charlie Burgbacher said. “We earned the right to play and won enough games.” This marks Tippecanoe’s eighth straight season making the playoffs — their second since moving up to Division II. Last year, the Red Devils faced off against Turpin in a home playoff game and lost 24-21. “We don’t worry a lot about the matchup,” Burgbacher said.

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Devils ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 “The familiarity is there. They run a lot of formations, a lot passes and there is a lot to prepare for. But in reality they do on or two things really well.” Tippecanoe looked like one of the dominant teams in the area the first seven weeks — averaging 46.3 points per game and only giving up 7.7. The last

three weeks were a diffrent story as their scoring plummeted to 21 points per game. That was never more evident that last week when they lost to Springfield Shawnee 20-14. “Last week we were inconsistent,” Burgbacher said. “We have made a lot of uncharacteristic turnovers and that was something we hadn’t done

the first seven games.” Tippecanoe only had three turnovers in the first seven games of the year. They have had two in the last three weeks. Also over the last three weeks, Tippecanoe is only averaging 281.3 yards per game. During the first seven weeks of the season, the Red Devils were averaging 451.1 yards per game.

The Red Devils feel as if they will be able to correct those inconsistencies by the time Friday rolls around. “We aren’t going to make any excuses, but we are healthy now,” Burgbacher said. “We went through a stretch where we were missing three key people. It wasn’t evident to people how important they were.”

They are going to need contributions from everyone — especially from Jacob Hall and Cameron Johnson — to go into Turpin and pull off the upset. The Spartans are winning games by an average of 22.1 points — their closest game being a 17-14 victory at Division I Withrow. Hall and Johnson have been carrying the load for

the Red Devils’ offense with Hall racking up 25 touchdowns on 1,570 yards and Johnson adding 11 touchdowns on 992 yards. Friday marks the start of a new season for Tippecanoe. If they can play the next five games like they did the first seven, the Red Devils will completely forget their last three weeks.

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Troy’s Branden Nosker throws his hands up after finishing in 12th at the Division I Regional race last Saturday in Troy.

State XC ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 close in years past. “If I could (win a state title), that would be the cherry on top of the season,” Wharton said following his win at regional. “I’m undefeated so far for the season. I know there’s going to be some tough competition there. I’m excited. I’m ready to go.” And Wharton won’t be alone this time around. The Red Devils team will be along for the ride as they earned a state berth by finishing fourth overall at regional. Tipp edged Lakota East by three points for the final spot. Ricky Andrews and Grant Koch have been strong second and third runners all season for the team, and they proved to be the difference-makers again at regional as both finished with times under 16:40. Koch passed several runners in the second half of the race to place 26th, while Andrews finished 33rd. Oscar Freyre (17:02.82), Mitch Poynter (17:20.73), Michael Taylor (17:31.57) and Jay Schairbaum (17:37.71) rounded out Tipp’s finishers in Troy. The Red Devils made the transition to Division I just last season, making to regional and finishing well back as a team against one of the best fields in the state. This season, though, the team brought back several of those same runners including seniors Koch and Andrews. Tipp coach Byron Kimmel said after last Saturday’s regional meet that the transition to Division I was a ‘big jump’ due to the fact that Tipp was just four boys over the limit when it happened. So just consider Tippecanoe the ‘Hoosiers’ of the large school division when step on the course Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Tippecanoe’s Allison Sinning — who placed fifth overall in the Division II girls race last Saturday at regional — runs at 2:15 p.m. Saturday in Hebron. • Nosker They say hard work beats talent. Troy’s Branden Nosker is living proof. In just a year span, Nosker went from finishing 83rd in the region to

12th at last Saturday’s Division I Regional race in Troy, coming in with his best time of the year (16:11.68) on the biggest stage of the year. “I think just between last fall and this year, he realized that he wanted to be successful as a cross country runner and a track distance runner,” Troy coach Bob Campbell said. “But to do that, you can’t just run or want to be apart of the team, you have to train. There’s a difference between the two. You’re not going to get where you want to be if you don’t train the way you need. “It paid off. He ran and trained through the winter. He had a great track season last year. He finished seventh at regional in the 3,200 and he ran in the mid-9:40’s range. We always knew the talent was there, he just had to put the work in. But it really started last winter and he put the miles in during the summer, and it paid off.” Not only did it pay off for Nosker, it also allowed coach Campbell to make his first trip to state in six years. The last qualifier from Troy was Jake Enke. The key for Nosker last Saturday was staying with the lead pack for the first couple miles of the race. From there, it came down to believing in himself and finishing strong. “He got himself up there and felt good,” Cambell said. “He was five-flat at the mile mark, his second mile was 5:15, then his third was 5:25. From half mile on, he just kept nice steady pace, and got himself up there with guys he knew was going to be up there in the end. Once he got up there, there was no way he was going to let that go. When you have that opportunity, you’ve got to grab it when you can.” Nosker runs at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Hebron. Lehman’s Joe Fuller will also compete in the Division III boys race Saturday. Fuller placed fourth at regional last weekend to earn his first trip to the state meet. The Division III race starts at 11 a.m.

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning’s right thumbnail was covered with white tape and put under a media microscope upon his return to the football field Wednesday. The tape didn’t wrap all the way around his thumb, leaving him able to grip the football like normal, and teammates said his throws and hand-offs at practice were unaffected by his injury in his first action since smacking his throwing hand on a defender’s helmet Sunday night. For the first time, Denver coach John Fox listed his quarterback on the team’s injury report — “Peyton Manning, right thumb, full” — but said he noticed no lingering effects. Manning, who threw two second-half touchdowns in Denver’s 34-14 win over New Orleans after getting hurt just before halftime, said after practice that his thumb was “sore, but it’s more of an irritant than anything else.” Manning gets all this scrutiny. After all, he missed all of last season in Indianapolis with a nerve injury in his neck and now plays in a city that 24 years ago argued about the quality of Halloween candy handed out to trick-ortreaters by a young John Elway. Now, the discolored right thumbnail on the four-time MVP who’s playing like he’s hungry for a fifth is certainly a big deal in media circles, both traditional and social. Manning acknowledged he was “probably a little bit lucky” that he banged the nail and not the knuckle of his right thumb on New Orleans defensive end Martez Wilson’s helmet just before absorbing his only hit of the night. Another half-inch, and all bets would have been off for the rolling Broncos (4-3), who lead the AFC West, are finally hitting their stride behind Manning’s spectacular play and steady leadership and look every bit like a


Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) reacts as he runs off the field after the Broncos defeated the New Orleans Saints 34-14 in an NFL football game Sunday in Denver. team ready to take off. Another half-inch and this is rookie Brock Osweiler’s offense. Or Caleb Hanie’s. “They say it’s a game of inches,” wide receiver Eric Decker said. “Maybe it’s a game of centimeters.” The league’s leading passer at age 36, Manning is playing better than anyone — the Broncos and their quarterback included — could have hoped for over the season’s first two months. “Well, certainly, it was a lot of unknown before this season,” Manning said. “I think there still is. This is a new team and nobody knew how this team would

form chemistry-wise. I didn’t know what my situation would be. I mentioned early on that I’m feeling my way out. We’re finding out our identity. I think we are still doing that. I think we have it in some places.” Even though they’re not all the way there yet, Elway, the Broncos’ vice president of football operations, said during his weekly podcast on the team’s website that Denver is coming off its “most complete game of the year.” “We thought it was going to be a track meet and we’d really have to keep up with them,” Elway said. “The compliment goes

to (defensive coordinator) Jack Del Rio, his staff and the defensive players. They really answered the bell.” Drew Brees was limited to 137 yards through the air until the Saints’ final drive, when he threw for 76 yards with several Broncos backups in the game. Weakside linebacker Wesley Woodyard, an undrafted fifth-year pro from Kentucky, won AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors Wednesday for a monster game that included 13 tackles (9 solo), a sack, an interception, two pass breakups and a forced fumble — exceeding or matching his career high in every category.

to avenge both of last year’s losses with a clutch fourth-quarter performance against the Spartans, wrapped up a share of the Buckeye title with an easy win over Northridge in Week 10 and earned the No. 7 seed, earning the right to face No. 2 Williamsport Westfall, which went 9-1 in the regular season. The Mustangs have reached the playoffs both of their seasons in D-IV Region 16, losing to Chaminade Julienne last year. Even though they were the No. 4 seed and hosted a game last season, the Eagles obliterated them 63-13. This season, Westfall enters the postseason on a nine-game winning streak, its only loss coming in Week 1, 49-27 to Teays Valley. The Mustangs average 34.6 points per game thanks to

their do-it-all quarterback. “They throw the ball an awful lot,” Pearce said. “Their quarterback has about 1,900 yards passing and another 700 rushing. They run a 4-3 defense, play in the Scioto Valley Conference and are a pretty good ballclub. And that class last year that lost to CJ in the first round is one that had a lot of juniors that probably learned a lot from that game and are coming back hungry this year.” Which sounds a lot like the Bulldogs. “The fact that we lost in the first round last year (is good motivation),” Pearce said. “We have 19 seniors that learned from last year. They worked hard in the offseason, had a great regular season and don’t want to get bounced in the first round.”

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Bulldogs ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 Division title — which they lost to Waynesville last season — or get back to the playoffs, where they were knocked out in the first round by those same Spartans. No one expected it … except the Bulldogs. “It just worked out that way,” Milton-Union coach Bret Pearce said of his 8-2 Bulldogs, who earned a share of the SWBL Buckeye crown and will travel to Westfall Friday night for a Division IV Region 16 first-round playoff game against the Mustangs. “Our kids just continue to prove themselves. “It just shows that our program has built itself to where we’re more than just one player, and even when we do have a great player like Mitchell or Jake were, that we have kids all around them that

play well, also.” The turning point for this year’s Milton-Union team came between Weeks 8 and 9. After a one-point loss to Dixie in Week 8 ensured that the best the Bulldogs could do would be to share the division title, they needed a win against rival Waynesville to remain in line for a share of it. “Luckily for us, the game after the Dixie game was Waynesville – which was the team that motivated us all year,” Pearce said. “Before the season, the kids said if we go 1-9 we want to make sure the team we beat is Waynesville. It wasn’t that difficult to get them refocused. “Besides, this is a great group. They try to learn from every win and every loss. It’s easy to get them on task.” The Bulldogs went on



BASEBALL Major League Baseball 2012 Gold Glove Winners American League P —Jeremy Hellickson, Tampa Bay and Jake Peavy, Chicago White Sox C — Matt Wieters, Baltimore 1B — Mark Teixeira, N.Y. Yankees 2B — Robinson Cano, N.Y. Yankees SS — J.J. Hardy, Baltimore 3B — Adrian Beltre, Texas LF — Alex Gordon, Kansas City CF — Adam Jones, Baltimore RF — Josh Reddick, Oakland National League P — Mark Buehrle, Miami C — Yadier Molina, St. Louis 1B — Adam LaRoche, Washington 2B — Darwin Barney, Chicago Cubs SS — Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia 3B — Chase Headley, San Diego LF — Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado CF — Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh RF — Jason Heyward, Atlanta BBWAA Awards Schedule Announcement schedule for BWAA awards (all times EST): Wednesday, Nov. 7: Finalists announced (6 p.m.) Monday, Nov. 12: AL Rookie of the Year (6:17 p.m.) and NL Rookie of the Year (6:47 p.m.) Tuesday, Nov. 13: NL Manager of the Year (6:17 p.m) and AL Manager of the Year (6:47 p.m.) Wednesday, Nov. 14: AL Cy Young Award (6:17 p.m.) and NL Cy Young Award (6:47 p.m.) Thursday, Nov. 15: NL Most Valuable Player (6:17 p.m.) and AL Most Valuable Player (6:47 p.m.)

FOOTBALL National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 5 3 0 .625 262 170 Miami 4 3 0 .571 150 126 Buffalo 3 4 0 .429 171 227 N.Y. Jets 3 5 0 .375 168 200 South W L T Pct PF PA 6 1 0 .857 216 128 Houston 4 3 0 .571 136 171 Indianapolis 3 5 0 .375 162 257 Tennessee 1 6 0 .143 103 188 Jacksonville North W L T Pct PF PA 5 2 0 .714 174 161 Baltimore 4 3 0 .571 167 144 Pittsburgh 3 4 0 .429 166 187 Cincinnati 2 6 0 .250 154 186 Cleveland West W L T Pct PF PA 4 3 0 .571 204 152 Denver 3 4 0 .429 154 144 San Diego 3 4 0 .429 139 187 Oakland 1 6 0 .143 120 209 Kansas City NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Giants 6 2 0 .750 234 161 Philadelphia 3 4 0 .429 120 155 Dallas 3 4 0 .429 137 162 Washington 3 5 0 .375 213 227 South W L T Pct PF PA Atlanta 7 0 0 1.000 201 130 3 4 0 .429 184 153 Tampa Bay New Orleans 2 5 0 .286 190 216 1 6 0 .143 128 167 Carolina North W L T Pct PF PA 6 1 0 .857 185 100 Chicago 5 3 0 .625 184 167 Minnesota 5 3 0 .625 208 170 Green Bay 3 4 0 .429 161 174 Detroit West W L T Pct PF PA San Francisco 6 2 0 .750 189 103 4 4 0 .500 127 142 Arizona 4 4 0 .500 140 134 Seattle 3 5 0 .375 137 186 St. Louis Thursday's Game Tampa Bay 36, Minnesota 17 Sunday's Games Green Bay 24, Jacksonville 15 Indianapolis 19, Tennessee 13, OT Chicago 23, Carolina 22 Miami 30, N.Y. Jets 9 Cleveland 7, San Diego 6 Atlanta 30, Philadelphia 17 Detroit 28, Seattle 24 Pittsburgh 27, Washington 12 New England 45, St. Louis 7 Oakland 26, Kansas City 16 N.Y. Giants 29, Dallas 24 Denver 34, New Orleans 14 Open: Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston Monday's Game San Francisco 24, Arizona 3 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. Associated Press Top 25 College Football Poll The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 27, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: ............................Record Pts Pv 1. Alabama (60).........8-0 1,500 1 2. Oregon...................8-0 1,412 2 3. Kansas St..............8-0 1,382 4 4. Notre Dame...........8-0 1,344 5 5. LSU........................7-1 1,216 6 6. Ohio St. .................9-0 1,158 9 7. Georgia..................7-1 1,145 12 8. Florida....................7-1 1,075 3 9. Florida St...............8-1 1,046 11 10. Clemson ..............7-1 914 14 11. South Carolina ....7-2 823 17 12. Louisville..............8-0 817 16 13. Oregon St............6-1 762 7 14. Oklahoma............5-2 758 8 15. Stanford...............6-2 627 19 16. Texas A&M ..........6-2 580 22 17. Mississippi St. .....7-1 559 13 18. Southern Cal.......6-2 418 10 19. Boise St...............7-1 406 21 20. Texas Tech ...........6-2 388 15 21. Nebraska.............6-2 249 NR 22. Louisiana Tech ....7-1 209 24

23. West Virginia........5-2 126 25 24. Arizona ................5-3 106 NR 25. UCLA...................6-2 103 NR Others receiving votes: Toledo 88, Rutgers 74, Oklahoma St. 72, Texas 55, Kent St. 33, Tulsa 17, N. Illinois 12, Washington 8, Northwestern 7, Ohio 4, Wisconsin 4, Michigan 2, LouisianaMonroe 1. Ohio High School Football Playoff Pairings Division I Games scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 Region 1 8 Mayfield (6-4) at 1 Lakewood St. Edward (10-0) 7 Austintown-Fitch (9-1) at 2 Cle. St. Ignatius (9-1) 6 North Royalton (9-1) at 3 Willoughby South (10-0) 5 Warren G. Harding (9-1) at 4 Mentor (9-1) Region 2 8 Macedonia Nordonia (7-3) at 1 Massillon Washington (9-1) 7 Avon Lake (8-2) at 2 Toledo Whitmer (10-0) 6 Hudson (8-2) at 3 Canton GlenOak (8-2) 5 Canton McKinley (7-2) at 4 North Canton Hoover (8-2) Region 3 8 Westerville South (8-2) at 1 Hilliard Darby (10-0) 7 Hilliard Davidson (8-2) at 2 Dublin Coffman (9-1) 6 Dublin Scioto (8-2) at 3 Lewis Center Olentangy (9-1) 5 Pickerington Central (7-2) at 4 Pickerington North (9-1) Region 4 8 Cin. St. Xavier (6-4) at 1 Cin. Colerain (10-0) 7 Liberty Township Lakota East (7-3) at 2 Springboro (10-0) 6 Huber Heights Wayne (7-3) at 3 Cin. Archbishop Moeller (7-3) 5 Cin. Sycamore (9-1) at 4 Cin. Elder (7-3) Division II Games scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 Region 5 8 Chagrin Falls Kenston (6-4) at 1 Tallmadge (8-2) 7 Akron Ellet (8-2) at 2 Kent Roosevelt (9-1) 6 New Philadelphia (8-2) at 3 Aurora (9-1) 5 Warren Howland (8-2) at 4 Chardon (8-2) Region 6 8 Mansfield Senior (8-2) at 1 Tiffin Columbian (10-0) 7 Grafton Midview (9-1) at 2 Toledo Central Catholic (9-1) 6 Mansfield Madison (9-1) at 3 Westlake (9-1) 5 Perrysburg (8-2) at 4 Avon (9-1) Region 7 8 New Carlisle Tecumseh (8-2) at 1 Dresden Tri-Valley (10-0) 7 Canal Winchester (8-2) at 2 Zanesville (9-1) 6 Pataskala Licking Heights (10-0) at 3 Cols. Marion-Franklin (9-1) 5 Cols. Beechcroft (8-1) at 4 New Albany (8-2) Region 8 8 Tipp City Tippecanoe (8-2) at 1 Cin. Turpin (10-0) 7 Trenton Edgewood (8-2) at 2 Cin. Winton Woods (7-3) 6 Trotwood-Madison (8-2) at 3 Cin. Mount Healthy (9-1) 5 Cin. Northwest (8-2) at 4 Franklin (9-1) Division III Games scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 Region 9 8 Peninsula Woodridge (7-3) at 1 Chagrin Falls (9-1) 7 Hubbard (7-3) at 2 Niles McKinley (8-2) 6 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (8-2) at 3 Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (8-2) 5 Ravenna (6-4) at 4 Cle. John Hay (8-2) Region 10 8 Caledonia River Valley (8-2) at 1 Napoleon (9-0-1) 7 Elida (8-2) at 2 Bellevue (9-1) 6 Sandusky Perkins (9-1) at 3 Urbana (9-1) 5 Cols. Bishop Watterson (7-3) at 4 Bryan (10-0) Region 11 8 Poland Seminary (7-3) at 1 Alliance Marlington (8-2) 7 Wintersville Indian Creek (9-1) at 2 Millersburg West Holmes (9-1) 6 Zanesville Maysville (9-1) at 3 Steubenville (8-2) 5 Granville (9-1) at 4 Dover (8-2) Region 12 8 Circleville Logan Elm (6-4) at 1 Dayton Thurgood Marshall (9-1) 7 Springfield Shawnee (7-3) at 2 Kettering Archbishop Alter (8-1-1) 6 Circleville (6-4) at 3 The Plains Athens (9-1) 5 Cin. Archbishop McNicholas (7-3) at 4 Gallipolis Gallia Academy (8-2) Division IV Games scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 Region 13 8 Ashtabula Edgewood (6-3) at 1 Brookfield (10-0) 7 West Salem Northwestern (8-2) at 2 Creston Norwayne (10-0) 6 Youngstown Liberty (8-2) at 3 Streetsboro (7-3) 5 Gates Mills Hawken (9-1) at 4 Akron Manchester (7-3) Region 14 8 Upper Sandusky (7-3) at 1 Cols. Bishop Hartley (10-0) 7 Lorain Clearview (7-3) at 2 OttawaGlandorf (10-0) 6 Cols. Bishop Ready (7-2) at 3 Genoa Area (10-0) 5 Galion (9-1) at 4 Richwood North Union (10-0) Region 15 8 Cadiz Harrison Central (7-3) at 1 St. Clairsville (10-0) 7 Bloom-Carroll (5-5) at 2 Ironton (63) 6 Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (6-4) at 3 Johnstown-Monroe (8-2) 5 Piketon (8-2) at 4 Minford (8-2) Region 16 8 Cin. Madeira (9-1) at 1 Clarksville Clinton-Massie (10-0) 7 West Milton Milton-Union (8-2) at 2 Williamsport Westfall (9-1) 6 Middletown Bishop Fenwick (8-2) at 3 Norwood (9-1) 5 Cin. Hills Christian Academy (9-1) at 4 Batavia (10-0) Division V - Games tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Region 17 8 Beverly Fort Frye (8-2) at 1 Kirtland (10-0) 7 Youngstown Ursuline (6-4) at 2 Sugarcreek Garaway (10-0) 6 Bellaire (8-2) at 3 Cuyahoga Heights (9-1) 5 Louisville St.Thomas Aquinas (9-1)

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Minnesota Oklahoma City Portland Utah Denver Pacific Division


SPORTS ON TV TODAY CFL FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Hamilton at Toronto COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN — Virginia Tech at Miami GOLF 4:30 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, Charles Schwab Cup Championship, first round, at Scottsdale, Ariz. 11 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour-WGC, HSBC Champions, second round, at Guangdong, China MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7:30 p.m. FOX — World Series, game 7, Detroit at San Francisco (if necessary) NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. TNT — New York at Brooklyn 9:30 p.m. TNT — Oklahoma City at San Antonio NFL FOOTBALL 8 p.m. NFL — Kansas City at San Diego SOCCER 10:30 p.m. NBCSN — MLS, playoffs, single elimination round, Vancouver at Los Angeles

FRIDAY AUTO RACING 9 a.m. SPEED — Formula One, practice for Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi, at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 12:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for AAA Texas 500, at Fort Worth, Texas 2 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, at Fort Worth, Texas 3 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualifying for WinStar World Casino 350, at Fort Worth, Texas 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for AAA Texas 500, at Fort Worth, Texas 6 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, final practice for O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, at Fort Worth, Texas 8 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Truck Series, WinStar World Casino 350, at Fort Worth, Texas CFL FOOTBALL 9 p.m. NBCSN — Calgary at Edmonton COLLEGE FOOTBALL 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Washington at California GOLF 4:30 p.m. TGC — Champions Tour, Charles Schwab Cup Championship, second round, at Scottsdale, Ariz. 11 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour-WGC, HSBC Champions, third round, at Guangdong, China 4 a.m. ESPN2 — Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, third round, at Chonburi, Thailand HORSE RACING 4 p.m. NBCSN — NTRA, Breeders' Cup World Championships, at Arcadia, Calif. MEN'S COLLEGE SOCCER 8 p.m. FSN — SMU at Memphis NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Miami at New York 10:30 p.m. ESPN — L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers PREP FOOTBALL 10:30 p.m. FSN — Teams TBA

THE BCS RANKINGS As of Oct. 28 Rk 1. Alabama 1 2. Kansas St. 3 4 3. Notre Dame 2 4. Oregon 5. LSU 5 6 6. Georgia 8 7. Florida 8. South Carolina 11 9. Florida St. 7 10 10. Louisville 11. Oregon St. 13 12. Oklahoma 12 13. Clemson 9 14 14. Stanford 15. Mississippi St.15 16. Texas A&M 18 17. Southern Cal 16 18. Texas Tech 19 17 19. Boise St. 20. Nebraska 21 21. West Virginia 20 29 22. Arizona 23. Texas 22 24. Oklahoma St. 25 25. Louisiana Tech24

Harris Pts 2868 2656 2553 2725 2382 2205 2061 1588 2193 1714 1449 1473 1917 1307 1231 996 1200 604 1142 542 554 81 392 245 304

Pct .9976 .9238 .8880 .9478 .8285 .7670 .7169 .5523 .7628 .5962 .5040 .5123 .6668 .4546 .4282 .3464 .4174 .2101 .3972 .1885 .1927 .0282 .1363 .0852 .1057

at 4 Columbiana Crestview (10-0) Region 18 8 Collins Western Reserve (8-2) at 1 Lima Central Catholic (10-0) 7 Hamler Patrick Henry (8-2) at 2 Northwood (10-0) 6 Archbold (8-2) at 3 Columbia Station Columbia (9-1) 5 Liberty Center (8-2) at 4 Findlay Liberty-Benton (9-1) Region 19 8 Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant (6-3) at 1 Lucasville Valley (10-0) 7 Jeromesville Hillsdale (7-3) at 2 Oak Hill (8-2) 6 Baltimore Liberty Union (8-2) at 3 Wheelersburg (8-2) 5 Loudonville (8-2) at 4 Bucyrus Wynford (8-2) Region 20 8 Casstown Miami East (7-3) at 1 Coldwater (10-0) 7 North Lewisburg Triad (8-2) at 2 Cincinnati Summit Country Day (10-0) 6 New Lebanon Dixie (7-3) at 3 Covington (10-0) 5 Miamisburg Dayton Christian (100) at 4 West Liberty-Salem (10-0) Division VI - Games tentatively scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Region 21 8 Steubenville Catholic Central (6-4) at 1 Mogadore(10-0) 7 Fairport Harbor Fairport Harding (7-3) at 2 Malvern (9-1) 6 Youngstown Christian School (7-2) at 3 Warren John F Kennedy (9-1) 5 Berlin Center Western Reserve (82) at 4 Shadyside (10-0) Region 22 8 Arlington (7-3) at 1 McComb (10-0) 7 Toledo Ottawa Hills (7-3) at 2 Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic (91) 6 Delphos St. John's (6-4) at 3 Leipsic (8-2) 5 Tiffin Calvert (6-4) at 4 Norwalk St. Paul (7-3) Region 23 8 Hannibal River (7-3) at 1 Danville (9-1)

Rk 1 3 4 2 5 6 8 11 7 10 13 12 9 15 18 16 17 20 14 21 19 33 22 24 23

USA Today Pts Pct 1475 1.0000 1366 .9261 1307 .8861 1391 .9431 1225 .8305 1149 .7790 1024 .6942 838 .5681 1121 .7600 888 .6020 684 .4637 758 .5139 976 .6617 626 .4244 569 .3858 592 .4014 583 .3953 284 .1925 634 .4298 283 .1919 326 .2210 14 .0095 200 .1356 166 .1125 191 .1295

Rk 3 1 1 5 6 7 4 9 21 13 8 10 21 11 16 18 19 12 23 15 17 14 20 25 31

Computer BCS Pct Avg Pv .9300 .9759 1 .9700 .9400 3 .9700 .9147 5 .8500 .9136 4 .7900 .8163 6 .7800 .7753 10 .8700 .7604 2 .6700 .5968 13 .2000 .5743 12 .5000 .5661 16 .7000 .5559 7 .6100 .5454 8 .2000 .5095 18 .5800 .4863 17 .3600 .3913 11 .3300 .3593 20 .2400 .3509 9 .5700 .3242 14 .1100 .3123 21 .3900 .2568 NR .3400 .2512 19 .4700 .1692 NR .2200 .1640 23 .0700 .0893 NR .0000 .0784 NR

7 Lancaster Fairfield Christian Academy (8-2) at 2 Newark Catholic (82) 6 North Robinson Colonel Crawford (8-2) at 3 Glouster Trimble (9-1) 5 Willow Wood Symmes Valley (8-2) at 4 Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans (7-3) Region 24 8 Waynesfield-Goshen (4-6) at 1 Ada (9-1) 7 Lewisburg Tri-County North (7-3) at 2 Minster (8-2) 6 Bradford (8-2) at 3 Maria Stein Marion Local (8-2) 5 Fort Loramie (8-2) at 4 St. Henry (7-3)

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia 1 0 1.000 Brooklyn 0 0 .000 New York 0 0 .000 Boston 0 1 .000 Toronto 0 1 .000 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 1 0 1.000 Atlanta 0 0 .000 Charlotte 0 0 .000 Orlando 0 0 .000 Washington 0 1 .000 Central Division W L Pct Cleveland 1 0 1.000 Indiana 1 0 1.000 Chicago 1 0 1.000 Milwaukee 0 0 .000 Detroit 0 1 .000 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 1 0 1.000 Dallas 1 0 1.000 Houston 1 0 1.000 Memphis 0 0 .000 New Orleans 0 1 .000 Northwest Division

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Pct GB W L 0 0 .000 — Golden State 0 0 .000 — L.A. Clippers 0 0 .000 — Phoenix L.A. Lakers 0 1 .000 ½ 0 1 .000 ½ Sacramento Tuesday's Games Cleveland 94, Washington 84 Miami 120, Boston 107 Dallas 99, L.A. Lakers 91 Wednesday's Games Philadelphia 84, Denver 75 Indiana 90, Toronto 88 Houston 105, Detroit 96 Chicago 93, Sacramento 87 San Antonio 99, New Orleans 95 Dallas at Utah, 9 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Thursday's Games New York at Brooklyn, ppd. Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Friday's Games Indiana at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Denver at Orlando, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Portland at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Miami at New York, 8 p.m. Detroit at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Memphis at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup Top 10 in Points: 1. J.Johnson.................................2,291; 2. B.Keselowski, ..........................2,289; 3. C.Bowyer, ................................2,265; 4. K.Kahne, .................................2,262; 5. D.Hamlin, .................................2,242; 6. J.Gordon, ................................2,237; 7. M.Truex Jr., ..............................2,228; 8. M.Kenseth, ..............................2,226; 9. G.Biffle, ....................................2,222; 10.T.Stewart, ...............................2,220

GOLF World Golf Ranking Through Oct. 28 1. Rory McIlroy................NIR 12.93 9.36 2. Tiger Woods...............USA 8.85 3. Luke Donald..............ENG 6.72 4. Lee Westwood ..........ENG 6.28 5. Justin Rose ...............ENG 5.97 6. Adam Scott ................AUS 5.90 7. Webb Simpson ..........USA 5.84 8. Bubba Watson ...........USA 5.70 9. Brandt Snedeker .......USA 5.69 10. Jason Dufner ...........USA 5.55 11. Louis Oosthuizen.....SAF 5.37 12. Steve Stricker ..........USA 5.14 13. Matt Kuchar .............USA 5.14 14. Keegan Bradley.......USA 5.11 15. Dustin Johnson .......USA 5.05 16. Nick Watney.............USA 4.91 17. Peter Hanson..........SWE 4.85 18. Zach Johnson..........USA 19. Phil Mickelson..........USA 4.84 20. Bo Van Pelt ..............USA 4.61 21. Sergio Garcia...........ESP 4.61 22. Graeme McDowell....NIR 4.56 23. Hunter Mahan .........USA 4.41 24. Ernie Els...................SAF 4.38 25. Jim Furyk.................USA 4.11 26. Ian Poulter...............ENG 3.92 3.82 27. Paul Lawrie .............SCO 28. Rickie Fowler ...........USA 3.67 3.56 29. Jason Day................AUS 3.56 30. Carl Pettersson.......SWE 31. Francesco Molinari ....ITA 3.54 3.53 32. Charl Schwartzel .....SAF 3.45 33. Nicolas Colsaerts.....BEL 3.32 34. Gonzalo Fernandez-CastanoESP 3.31 35. Martin Kaymer ........GER 3.29 36. Bill Haas ..................USA 3.26 37. David Toms ..............USA 3.20 38. Branden Grace ........SAF 3.18 39. John Senden ...........AUS 3.05 40. Ryan Moore.............USA 2.94 41. Robert Garrigus ......USA 2.93 42. David Lynn ..............ENG 2.85 43. K.J. Choi ..................KOR 2.53 44. Scott Piercy .............USA 2.53 45. Thomas Bjorn..........DEN 2.51 46. Fredrik Jacobson....SWE 2.46 47. Geoff Ogilvy.............AUS 2.43 48. Alexander Noren ....SWE 49. Jamie Donaldson ....WAL 2.42 50. Rafael Cabrera-BelloESP 2.40 51. Martin Laird.............SCO 2.40 52. Sang-Moon Bae......KOR 2.37 53. Richie Ramsay........SCO 2.34 54. Kevin Na ..................USA 2.31 55. Greg Chalmers ........AUS 2.27 56. Bud Cauley..............USA 2.26 57. Shane Lowry .............IRL 2.26 58. Hiroyuki Fujita ..........JPN 2.25 59. Padraig Harrington ....IRL 2.24 60. Aaron Baddeley.......AUS 2.20 61. Simon Dyson ..........ENG 2.19 62. Thorbjorn Olesen ....DEN 2.18 63. Marcel Siem............GER 2.17 64. Kyle Stanley.............USA 2.15 65. Anders Hansen .......DEN 2.12 66. Bernd Wiesberger....AUT 2.12 67. K.T. Kim ...................KOR 2.11 68. John Huh .................USA 2.10 69. Vijay Singh .................FIJ 2.08 70. Jonathan Byrd .........USA 2.05 71. Marcus Fraser..........AUS 2.01 72. Ben Crane ...............USA 2.00 73. George Coetzee ......SAF 2.00 74. Jonas Blixt ..............SWE 1.98 75. Alvaro Quiros...........ESP 1.95 LPGA Money Leaders Through Oct. 28 .......................................Trn 1. Inbee Park ..................21 2. Stacy Lewis ................23 3. Na Yeon Choi..............21 4.Yani Tseng ..................21 5. Ai Miyazato.................21 6. Jiyai Shin ....................16 7. Azahara Munoz..........24 8. Suzann Pettersen ......22 9. So Yeon Ryu...............22 10. Mika Miyazato..........18 11. Shanshan Feng .......17 12. Karrie Webb .............18 13. Amy Yang..................20 14. Paula Creamer.........21 15. Sun Young Yoo..........22 16. Catriona Matthew.....18 17. Angela Stanford .......23 18. Cristie Kerr................21 19. Anna Nordqvist ........24 20. Chella Choi...............24 21. Lexi Thompson.........21 22. Brittany Lang............23 23. Sandra Gal...............24 24. Hee Kyung Seo........22 25. I.K. Kim .....................18 26. Brittany Lincicome ...22 27. Karine Icher..............21

Money $2,165,085 $1,632,055 $1,443,458 $1,348,654 $1,270,618 $1,204,937 $1,189,782 $1,150,181 $1,141,506 $1,081,534 $1,063,337 $817,574 $814,645 $798,191 $770,259 $694,260 $684,288 $609,503 $599,792 $599,205 $594,559 $548,447 $548,106 $527,202 $524,390 $488,151 $458,356

28. Se Ri Pak .................12 29. Candie Kung ............22 30. Julieta Granada........24 31. Hee Young Park .......23 32. Haeji Kang................21 33. Jenny Shin................23 34. Beatriz Recari ..........24 35.Vicky Hurst ...............24

17 $430,338 $421,459 $421,310 $420,505 $413,074 $406,210 $390,727 $378,664

TRANSACTIONS Wednesday's Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES_Exercised their 2013 contract option on RHP Luis Ayala. Declined their 2013 contract option on INF Mark Reynolds. INDIANS_Named CLEVELAND Sandy Alomar bench coach, Mickey Callaway pitching coach, Kevin Cash bullpen coach, Brad Mills third base coach, Mike Sarbaugh first base coach and Ty Van Burkleo hitting coach. Exercised their 2013 contract option on RHP Ubaldo Jimenez. Declined their 2013 contract options on DH Travis Hafner and RHP Roberto Hernandez. Sent C/OF Vinny Rottino and RHP Kevin Slowey outright to Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS_Sent INF/OF Don Kelly outright to Toledo (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS_Declined their 2013 contract option on RHP Joakim Soria. Acquired RHP Ervin Santana and cash from the Los Angeles Angels for LHP Brandon Sisk. LOS ANGELES ANGELES_Exercised their 2013 contract option on RHP Ervin Santana. NEW YORK YANKEES_Announced RHP Rafael Soriano elected to terminate his contract. Announced INF Casey McGehee refused an outright minor league assignment and elected to become a free agent. Returned RHP Brad Meyers, a Rule 5 draft pick, to Washington. TAMPA BAY RAYS_Exercised their 2013 contract options on RHP James Shields, RHP Fernando Rodney and C Jose Molina. Declined their 2013 contract option for DH Luke Scott. TORONTO BLUE JAYS_Claimed LHP Scott Maine off waivers from Cleveland. Reinstated RHP Kyle Drabek, LHP J.A. Happ, RHP Drew Hutchison, RHP Dustin McGowan, LHP Luis Perez and RHP Sergio Santos from the 60-day DL. Designated OF Scott Cousins and RHP David Herndon for assignment. Exercised their 2013 contract option on LHP Darren Oliver. Declined their 2013 contract option for OF Rajai Davis and agreed to terms on a one-year contract. National League CINCINNATI REDS_Annouced OF Ryan Ludwick and RHP Ryan Madson became free agents after declining their contract option. PITTSBURGH PIRATES_Named Jay Bell hitting coach, Rick Sofield first base coach and Dave Jauss major league coach. Exercised their 2013 contract option on 3B Pedro Alvarez. Declined their 2013 contract option on C Rod Barajas. Released LHP Hisanori Takahashi. American Association LINCOLN SALTDOGS_Released INF Nate Wilder. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS_Released OF Edgard Clemente. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS_Named Scottie Pippen senior adviser to president and chief operating officer. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS_Agreed to terms with G Stephen Curry on a four-year contract extension. HOUSTON ROCKETS_Agreed to terms with G James Harden to a fiveyear contract. Picked up the options for F Marcus Morris and F Patrick Patterson for the 2013-14 season. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES_Exercised the fourth-year option on G/F Quincy Pondexter. CITY OKLAHOMA THUNDER_Signed C Daniel Orton. FOOTBALL National Football League CLEVELAND BROWNS_Signed DL Hall Davis to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS_Resigned LB Mike Rivera and DB Derrick Martin. Released DB Sterling Moore. Released TE Alex Silvestro from the practice squad. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS_Signed WR Lavasier Tuinei to the practice squad, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS_Claimed CB Danny Gorrer off waivers from Seattle. Signed G Chris Scott to the practice squad. TENNESSEE TITANS_Signed G/C Kyle DeVan. Waived S Tracy Wilson. HOCKEY American Hockey League PEORIA RIVERMEN_Announced F Brett Sonne was reassigned to the team from Evansville (ECHL). ECHL ECHL_Suspended Evansville's Dan Gendur three games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions in an Oct. 27 game at Kalamazoo. STOCKTON THUNDER_Announced LW Kristians Pelss was assigned to the team from Oklahoma City (AHL). Announced RW Cameron Abney and D Teigan Zahn were recalled to Oklahoma City. SOCCER Major Indoor Soccer League BALTIMORE BLAST_Signed G Troy Hernandez, G William Vanzela, F Lucas Roque, F Jamie Darvill and MF Marco Mangione. COLLEGE DETROIT_Announced the resignation of athletic director Keri Gaither and assistant basketball coach Derek Thomas. Named Jason Horn interim athletic director. LIMESTONE_Announced the addition of football beginning in the fall of 2014. MICHIGAN_Suspended men's sophomore basketball G Trey Burke for Thursday's exhibition game for violating team standards. UCLA_Announced the NCAA cleared freshman F Kyle Anderson to play basketball this season.


Thursday, November 1, 2012



■ Volleyball

Cavaliers ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 girls can learn from them and see how the hard work pays off.” In the opening set, Loramie was leading 7-5 when Loramie had a fivepoint run with Julie Hoying at the service line. Rose had two kills in the run and suddenly the Lady Redskins were up 12-5. “Normally, we don’t give up any runs,” Lehman coach Greg Snipes said.

“And tonight, it seemed like Fort Loramie was able to put together a number of big runs.” Lehman could never get closer than three with, Rose and Turner leading the hitters, the Redskins pulled away for a 25-17 win. “One of the things we talked about was playing our game — not worrying about what Lehman was doing,” Rodgers said. “We

weren’t so concerned about who was hitting the ball for us, we just wanted to make sure we played our game.” In the the second game, the two teams battled evenly throughout. Kills by Olivia Slagle and Erica Paulus (on Ava Schmitz’ serve) pulled Lehman within 23-22. But a serve sailed long and Lehman was unable to return Loramie’s serve at game point.

“We had a lot of errors tonight,” Snipes said. “Those are mistakes we just don’t typically make.” Another service run by Hoying, finished with an ace, gave Loramie an 11-5 lead and Lehman could never get closer than four. “We played alright the first couple points, then they had some big runs,” Snipes said. “You can’t expect to come back from way down against a team

like Fort Loramie.” Turner and Rose both pounded 12 kills to lead the Lady Redskin hitters. “You know, Kelly (Turner) didn’t even get on our all-conference team,” Rodgers said. “I guess that’s what happens when you beat people — they don’t vote for you. I thought they both had big matches for us tonight.” Hoying dished out 29 assists and served three

aces, while Danielle Wehrman had nine digs. Thobe had seven kills and seven digs for Lehman, while Waldsmith added seven kills. Slagle had five kills and two blocks, Paulus had three kills and Ellie Cain dished out 11 assists. “We just never got any offense going,” Snipes said. “It just seemed like we were on the defensive all night.”

■ National Football League

■ College Football

Lewis’ challenge

Dominant ‘D’ a way of life at Alabama, LSU

Bengals coach calls out Dalton, Maualuga CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals coach Marvin Lewis publicly challenged quarterback Andy Dalton and middle linebacker Rey Maualuga on Wednesday to become more forceful leaders on their 3-4 team. The move was out of character for Lewis, who prefers to handle things quietly and internally. It underscored the Bengals’ predicament approaching the season’s midpoint it’s time to start winning or else. “We’ve wallowed around here in mediocrity,” Lewis said. “Let’s go. That’s the thing we’ve got to do.” Cincinnati has lost three in a row heading into home games against the Denver Broncos (4-3) and the Super Bowl champion New York Giants (6-2). The Bengals went 9-7 and got a wild card berth last season, when Dalton was a rookie and Maualuga was in his first season at middle linebacker. With this season starting to slip away, Lewis challenged the two young players Maualuga is in his fourth season overall to step up. “We’re looking for our quarterback and our middle linebacker to take hold of our football team, and I think that’s important for us,” Lewis said. “I think both guys are such good people, that you’ve got to be a little bit of a (jerk). You do. “Andy has a great deal of confidence, self-confidence, internal confidence, confidence in the guys around him. But at some point you step out of your skin and you go. And it’s time to go.” Lewis’ comments weren’t off-the-cuff. He said essentially the same things during a conference call with writers in Denver, making a point to challenge the quarterback and the linebacker. Lewis has defended Maualuga as the defense struggled this season. The linebacker said he feels he has the support of Lewis and defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. He accepted Lewis’ comments as a challenge to become a more


Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis watches with quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, left, during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Oct. 21 in Cincinnati. vocal. “So I guess it is my opportunity not like it was never given to me but at the same time, time to be a jerk, time to get in the middle of that defense and start spicing things up and get everybody running around and be on the same page,” Maualuga said. “A quote that coach (Lewis) gave me before I came to the facility: ‘The rate of the pack is determined by the speed of the leader.’ “So I think the quicker I get things going, the quicker

I get things riled up, the more people will buy into it and the more we can get things started and get going. I love the opportunity and the challenge, so I’ll give it everything I’ve got.” Dalton was reluctant to assume a leadership role last season, when he was a rookie learning the offense as he went along. He left it up to other veterans to take charge, concentrating on what he had to do to learn the position. Lewis wants Dalton to start taking a bigger role in

making sure everyone on the offense is doing things correctly. “The natural progression of it,” Dalton said. “As a rookie, you come in and you are meeting new people. Now, second year, it is your offense. It is your team. That is how I’ve got to treat it. “He just wants some fire out there, making sure we are perfect in practice in everything we are doing. I am not too worried about what he said. It’s just he expects a lot out of us.”

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When Eric Reid arrived at LSU, the older players made one thing clear: He was expected to contribute right away on defense. There was to be no drop-off from the guys who came before him. Now, he passes it on. “We tell the freshmen the exact same thing,” said Reid, a junior safety and one of the leaders of the Tigers’ defense. “We don’t want them to use youth as an excuse. You come to practice, practice hard and get the job done.” The same could be said of top-ranked Alabama. After last season, the Crimson Tide had six players off its national championship defense considered one of the best in college football history selected in the NFL draft. Three of them went in the first round. Another was taken early in the second. For most programs, that sort of exodus would have led to a major rebuilding job. Not at Alabama (8-0, 50 Southeastern Conference), which again leads the nation in all four of the major defensive categories, seemingly just as dominant as it was with players such as Mark Barron, Dont’a Hightower and Dre Kirkpatrick. “I’m not really surprised,” said one of the replacements, linebacker C.J. Mosley. “Great players left last year, but we had players that could fill their roles. So far, we’re getting the job done. It’s all about communication because we’ve got the athletes and we’ve got the players who can play with anybody in the nation.” Defense isn’t just a vital part of the game for these two schools. It’s who they are. It’s why they seem to meet every year with so much on the line. This year is no exception. Alabama will travel to Baton Rouge on Saturday night for what is essentially a playoff game in the

national championship race. The winner will have the inside track to a spot in the SEC title game, which has become a routine conduit to the BCS finale. Despite plenty of inconsistency on offense, LSU (71, 3-1) is right in the thick of things again largely because of its defense. While not quite as dominant statistically as Alabama, the Tigers are certainly in the same ballpark, ranking in the top 10 nationally in points allowed, total yards, rushing yards and passing yards. “It’s a tradition that was established long before we got here,” said LSU linebacker Kevin Minter, the team’s leading tackler. “It’s fundamental here. It’s what we do. We play hard-nosed, hit-you-in-the-mouth defense. Both teams do.” Like Alabama, LSU lost a number of top defensive players off last year’s unit, which carried the Tigers all the way to the national championship game before they lost to the Crimson Tide 21-0. Cornerback Morris Claiborne and defensive tackle Michael Brockers were both selected in the first round of the NFL draft, while safety Brandon Taylor went in the third. Then, the Tigers lost perhaps their most dominant player on either side of the line, cornerback and Heisman finalist Tyrann Mathieu. The Honey Badger was reportedly kicked off the team for several failed drug tests, and he’s spending the year away from the field, trying to get his life in order. Despite those heavy losses, especially in the secondary, there hasn’t been much of a slide. LSU ranks fourth in the nation, allowing just 148.5 yards per game through the air. Tharold Simon and freshman Jalen Mills have filled those big shoes at cornerback, each coming up with a pair of interceptions. LSU ranks eighth nationally with 13 picks as team.

■ National Football League

Browns Weeden learning on the fly BEREA (AP) — Brandon Weeden had his trigger finger ready. While relaxing at home Tuesday night, Cleveland’s rookie quarterback was reviewing the Sept. 27 game against Baltimore on his iPad when he came to that fateful moment in the third quarter. With the Browns trailing just 16-10 and driving for a potential go-ahead touchdown, Weeden hung a thirddown pass toward the sideline for wide receiver Travis Benjamin. The throw was intercepted by cornerback Cary Williams, who returned it 63 yards for a touchdown. “I fast forwarded right through it,” Weeden said. “Didn’t watch it.” He’s not hiding his eyes as often these days. AP PHOTO Weeden has kept his Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden mistakes to a minimum looks to pass against the San Diego Chargers dur- lately, and the 29-year-old is ing an NFL football game Sunday in Cleveland. heading into this week’s

rematch with the Ravens (52) bursting with confidence. After throwing four interceptions in his NFL debut against Philadelphia, Weeden has been picked off six times in his past seven games, and he hasn’t thrown an interception in his past two. It’s another sign of growth for Weeden, who has had to learn the hard way it’s better to live another down than die trying to be a hero. “You can not turn the ball over,” he said Wednesday, repeating what he’s been hearing from Cleveland’s coaches for weeks. “You’ve got to be smart with the football.” Weeden’s decision making has gotten better each week, and it’s one of the biggest reasons the Browns (2-6) have won two of three heading into the AFC North game with Baltimore. In a division loaded with quality

quarterbacks, Ravens coach John Harbaugh believes Weeden, just eight games into his pro career, can hold his own with Baltimore’s Joe Flacco, Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton, who led their teams to the playoffs last season. “I’m very impressed with him,” Harbaugh said. “You look at this division, there are four really good quarterbacks and that makes it a tough division. He’s done a nice job of really incorporating himself into what they’re trying to do offensively. It looks like he’s really smart, he’s got a nice arm and he’s got good poise back there. “He’s got a really good feel for the rush and getting the ball out and those kind of things. One of the main things for a young guy is just not turning the ball over much, and he’s done a good job with that.”

Weeden’s numbers back that up. He’s only thrown one interception in the past three games, and the Browns have gone 2-1, beating Cincinnati and San Diego at home. While he’s flattered that Harbaugh would place him in the same elite company as the other QBs in his division, Weeden isn’t sure he deserves that kind of high praise just yet. “I don’t know if I’m there yet,” he said. “I think he’s giving me a little too much. I’ve got to win some more games and I need to do some better things to help this team out before I get there. But you know, from a confidence standpoint, I feel like I’m making some strides in the right direction. But for him to say that, I’m very appreciative. That’s saying a lot considering how good these other quarterbacks are.”


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