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Often lost in the lore of one of The Ohio State University’s most legendary traditions is the fact it drew heavily from its “rival up north.” According to The Ohio State Library, the OSU marching band’s famous “Script Ohio” formation was actually taken from a floating formation first performed by the University of Michigan band in 1932. Four years later, however, The Ohio State University marching band adopted Script Ohio as its own, first performing Oct. 24, 1936, during a football game against Indiana University. The rest, as they say, is history. See Valley, Page B1.
BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer email@example.com rmed with just a handheld video camera, their wit and their positive outlook, members of Troy Junior High School’s new video club are making a big impact on their peers through a variety of fun, yet poignant videos. The videos range from “public service announcements,” such as the importance of being on time to school, the school’s dress code, washing their hands and even bullying, to share with their fellow students. The video club will even share their stories with others when they travel to Columbus to share their insight at the Ohio Middle Level Association on Feb. 17 in Columbus. “They are presenting the different ways they’ve tried to make a positive impact on the school,”
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Luke Schroeder, left, Megan Osman, center, and Bre Lowe design white boards for a simulation video.
TROY said Kelly Leganik, Troy Junior High School guidance counselor. Leganik said the eight students, all eighth graders, have shown their tech-savvy skills along with their positive thinking, which has been well received throughout the school building. “I do a lot of the editing,” said Luke Schroeder, a member of the video club. “It’s just seeing it all come together that’s my favorite part.” The students add music, sound effects and graphics in their videos, including the school’s
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which involves the entire school. â€œIt really boosts morale,â€? said William Wilkerson, a self-proclaimed â€œtechie.â€? â€œIt creates a positive atmosphere and getting people involved in the video is fun for everybody,â€? said Bre Lowe. Lowe explained that a suggestion box for the three words used in the videos gets the student body interacting with each other. â€œThey love seeing themselves on the TV,â€? Lowe said. One important lesson the club has learned is the challenge of perspective from others, including a video about bullying and how to embrace the idea behind one of their mottos, and upcoming videos, titled
â€œBe The Change.â€? Hannah Wright also wrote a song, playing her guitar to sing about bullying, and received great feedback from not only her teachers, but her peers as well. â€œWe really want to work on showing what kindness looks like,â€? Wright said about the â€œBe The Changeâ€? segments. â€œThe kids are doing a great job,â€? said Laura Jackson, Troy Junior High School guidance counselor. â€œPeople enjoy seeing them and look forward to what they come up with next.â€? To view the videos from the Troy Junior High Schoolâ€™s new video club, visit www.troy.k12.oh.us, select Troy Junior High and a link is available on the homepage.
Main St., the site of her new restaurant and specialty cake bakery. Called The Cake HANEY Spot & B a k e r y, the restaurant and bakery is located in the downtown storefront most recently occupied by Toniâ€™s Cuppa Joe. Macy said sheâ€™s drawing from her previous work and business experiences in launching her new venture, which she is financing from her own pocket. She said she has degrees from Florida colleges in culinary arts and hotel management and, with her ex-husband, once owned and operated a hot dog stand near Disney World in Orlando, which they eventually sold. Besides working in local restaurants, Macy said she has catered events for family and friends, including her specialty â€” baking cakes for any occasion, including weddings. But she also acknowledged another motivation: â€œItâ€™s a diversion,â€? from
dealing with the loss of her son, she said, though she drops her head as she quietly adds, â€œbut it doesnâ€™t work too well.â€? Then she looked up and brightened a bit as she thought of the excitement of tackling a new business. â€œI just have to keep going.â€? Macy said building owner David Smith, owner of Trojan Carpets, has offered her â€œvery reasonable rent,â€? which she said is about equal to the Veterans Administration payments for the loss of her son. The rest she is financing from her own pocket, which has totaled less than $2,500 so far. She purchased some kitchen equipment from the former Toniâ€™s owner and bought tables and chairs from Sherwood Lanes when it went out of business earlier this year. Friends have provided construction help and she plans to employ three extended family members when she opens. Macy received approval for a wall sign over her front entrance at Wednesdayâ€™s Troy Planning Commission meeting. She said Thursday she hopes to open The Cake Spot &
Bakery in January. Macy said sheâ€™ll open daily at 5:30 a.m. to about 4 p.m., and specialize in serving breakfast items such as oatmeal and grits, and feature a coffee bar. Lunch will include salads and Blue Plate specials made by her sister, Shelly Penny. But donâ€™t expect any fried food at The Cake Spot & Bakery. â€œNo fries, no burgers. Kâ€™s is already doing that,â€? she said of the venerable downtown breakfast and lunch spot thatâ€™s on the same block just a few doors away. And, of course, sheâ€™ll offer a full line of fresh, hand-made-daily â€œtraditional baked stuff,â€? including cakes for weddings, graduations and special events. Cakes and other baked goods will be displayed in an L-shaped glass case. Sheâ€™ll also offer baked goods with Splenda instead of sugar, she said. She smiles as she talks about plans for another special display. She points to the corner of her restaurant behind the main counter and cash register. â€œRight there, Iâ€™m going to have Randyâ€™s picture. And an American flag,â€? she said.
â€˘ Continued from A1 get mad if weâ€™re not uploading them fast enough.â€? Megan Osman said her favorite part of the video club is all about that flattering angle so Schroeder and the others can edit the footage to make the short movies. â€œI like getting the right shots and the right angle and working with people,â€? Osman said. â€œMy favorite video was â€˜Locker Make-overâ€™ which was fun because we made fun of the show â€˜Extreme Home Make-Over,â€™â€? Sebring said. The drama of the voiceovers and using accents to make the videos more fun is Saylor Reedâ€™s favorite part of the club.
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• BREAKFAST OFFERED: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, Community 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a Calendar made-to-order breakfast from 8-11 a.m. All items are CONTACT US a la carte. • DOG SOCIAL: The Miami County Park District will have its monthly dog Call Melody social from 1-3 p.m. at Lost Vallieu at Creek Reserve, 2645 E. 440-5265 to State Route 41, east of Troy. THURSDAY If your dog is nice and plays list your free well with others, bring them calendar to the park. Participants can • DISCOVERY WALK: items.You walk, talk and show off their A morning discovery walk dog while leisurely strolling for adults will be offered can send down the trail with park natfrom 8-9:30 a.m. at your news by e-mail to uralist Spirit of Thunder Aullwood Audubon Center, firstname.lastname@example.org. 1000 Aullwood Road, (John De Boer). Also, get your dog’s photo taken with Dayton. Tom Hissong, eduSanta. Remember owners cation coordinator, will are responsible for their guide walkers as they dogs and must clean up after their pet. experience the seasonal changes taking Meet in the parking lot. place. Bring binoculars. • VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Come dis• WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERT: cover Brukner Nature Center’s vista bird Come celebrate the new season with wine, life, enjoy some refreshments and join nature and song in the candlelit Heidelberg members of the BNC Bird Club from 2-4 Auditorium at Brukner Nature Center and p.m. and learn to identify BNC’s feathered enjoy songs of the season with Rum River friends. The rose-breasted grosbeaks have Blend at 7 p.m.. Admission is $5 for BNC already been reported at feeders in Ohio members and $10 for nonmember. this month. Refreshments are included. • CANDLE DIPPING: Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, FRIDAY Dayton, will offer red and blue candle dipping beginning at 2:30 p.m. The cost is the • FRIDAY DINNER: The Covington general admission fee of $4 for adults and VFW Post No. 4235, 173 N. High St., $2 per child, plus $1 for each candle made. Covington, will offer dinner from 5-8 p.m. Call 890-7360 for reservations. For more information, call 753-1108. • BREAKFAST PLANNED: American • DINNER OFFERED: The Pleasant Hill Legion, Post 586, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp City, VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner will offer all-u-can-eat breakfast from 8-11 Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer dinner from 6a.m. for $6. The menu includes eggs your 7:30 pm. for $7-$8. For more information, way, toast, bacon, sausage, home fries, call (937) 698-6727. sausage gravy and biscuits, waffles, pancakes, fruit and juice.
MONDAY • BOARD TO MEET: The Miami County Educational Service Center’s Governing Board will meet at 6 p.m. at 4520 E. State Route 41, Troy. • EDUCATION BOARD SET: The Miami East Local Schools’ board of education will meet for its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the high school lecture hall. • MOMS & TOTS: The Miami County Park District will have the Trailing Moms & Tots program from 10 a.m. to noon at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. The program is for expectant mothers, mothers and tots newborn to 5 years old. Participants can socialize, play and exercise during this walk. Be sure to dress for the weather. • AUDITIONS SET: Auditions for the next Troy Civic Theatre performance, “Blithe Spirit,” will be at 7 p.m. at the Barn in the Park in Troy Community Park. A first reading will be Jan. 4 and performance dates will be March 2-4 and 9-10. For information on open roles, contact Niccole at email@example.com or 615-9463 or Becca at 470-1259. • TRUSTEES TO MEET: The Tipp City Public Library Board of Trustees will have a special meeting at 7 p.m. at the library to discuss personnel matters. Civic agenda • Pleasant Hill Board of Public Affairs will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the village council room, 200 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill. • Milton-Union Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the elementary school. • Monroe Township Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. at the Township Building. • The Tipp City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Government Center. • The Piqua City Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. • The Troy City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in the meeting room in Council Chambers. • The Staunton Township Trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Staunton Township building. • The Miami County Educational Service Center Governing Board will meet at 5 p.m. at 2000 W. Stanfield Road, Troy.
TUESDAY • EXPLORATION WALK: The Miami County Park District will have an adult exploration walk at 9 a.m. at Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 State Route 185, north of Covington. Join naturalists as they head to explore nature. • PARK DISTRICT MEETING: The Miami County Park District will conduct its next board meeting at 9 a.m. at the Lost Creek Reserve Cabin, 2645 East State Route 41, east of Troy. For more information, contact the Miami County Park District at 937-335-6273.
WEDNESDAY • KIWANIS MEETING: The Kiwanis Club of Troy will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Troy Country Club, 1830 Peters Road, Troy. Lunch is $10.Dick Phillips will present Christmas music. For more information, contact Kim Riber, vice president, at (937) 974-0410. • NATURE CLUB: The Home School Nature Club will meet from 2-4 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center to explore the changes in the land through the process known as succession. Senses, and how
• FREE DINNER: A free Christmas dinner will be offered beginning at noon at St. Patrick Soup Kitchen, 409 E. Main St., and there also will be home deliveries. Those needing a meal delivered can call 3357939 to make a reservation. The menu will include beef brisket, turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, dinner roll, fruit salad and pie.
Stressful time of year Holidays challenge divorced BY BETHANY J. ROYER Ohio Community Media firstname.lastname@example.org The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone. However, they can prove to be especially challenging for those who are either going through a separation or a divorce.
TIPP CITY “The holidays intensify everything,” says Roy Gosline, facilitator of the DivorceCare program at the Ark, part of Ginghamsburg church in Tipp City. “It’s like a big magnifying glass, if you’re happy you are extra happy and if you are depressed or sad, you’re extra depressed or sad.” Taking part in family traditions, or not, is another factor this time of year with Gosline suggesting to learn how to be flexible around schedules, especially where children are involved and not to, “just stay alone during the holidays, get out there, with safe, same-sex friends.” Family members who may not be supportive or the most healthy to be around can also be difficult and a challenge for an individual going through a separation or divorce. “Unless you’ve been through a divorce it’s hard to know what to say to people,” said Gosline. “The advice you might get from family, friends is not necessarily good, healthy advice.”
• SANDWICH AND FRIES: American Legion Post 586, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp City, will offer a texas tenderloin and fries from 6-7:30 p.m. for $5.
DEC. 27 • MOTHER NATURE’S PRESCHOOL: The Miami County Park District will hold the Mother Nature’s Pre-school program “Circle of the Sun” from 10–11 a.m. at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, south of Tipp City. Children 3-5 years old and an adult companion are invited to attend and enjoy learning about where all the animals have gone for the winter. There will be a story and crafts. Dress for the weather. Pre-register for the program by sending an email to email@example.com or call (937) 667-1286, Ext. 115.
For those experiencing a loss, October through December can be excruciatingly painful months. Death, separation, divorce, illness, family trauma, job loss or moving to a new location result in great losses that make the holidays difficult. Therefore, here are a few practical tips: Prepare — The ambush of emotions can attack at any time; prepare beforehand. Accept the difficulty of this time of year and your loss. Remind yourself that it’s a season and it will pass. Socialize — Don’t hibernate. Insecure feelings may tempt you to isolate, but force yourself to go out even if it’s only for a short time. Lower your expectations — Movies and songs paint an unrealistic picture of the holidays. Don’t anesthetize the pain with drugs or alcohol — Numbing emotional distress with chemicals creates more depression. Trimming — If old ornaments or trimmings cause too much pain, don’t hang them this year. Put them aside for another time. Get up and move — Take care of your physical well-being. Healthy foods will give you strength; fattening and sugar-
filled foods can worsen your depression. Exercise produces natural stress reducers. Shop online if going to the mall is too stressful. Coping strategy — Have the phone number of your counselor, pastor, church, close friend or hotline already taped to your phone. Make the commitment to call someone if negative thoughts get fierce. Light — Get some sunshine. Winter can take its toll on your emotions by the loss of sun you experience. Invite a new (same-sex) friend to see a movie, have dinner or help decorate the house. Set boundaries — Precisely explain to your family and friends what you are capable of doing this year, and what you aren’t. Don’t let others guilt you into taking on more than you can handle. Reach others by discovering people who might be alone during the holidays. — By Laura Petherbridge, © 2007 Cook Communications Ministries. “When I Do Becomes I Don’t” by Laura Petherbridge. Used with permission. All rights reserved. To learn more about the author or to contact her directly: www.laura petherbridge.com.
Gosline points out that this time is one to work on yourself, get healthy and, “grow closer to God.” “Because a lot of people want to focus on the other person and you can’t change the other person, you can’t change anybody but yourself,” said Gosline. “So it’s a great time to work out your issues. We can all improve.” DivorceCare is a 13week session that runs all year long for those who are going through a separation or divorce. People can start at any
time,” said Gosline, with a new 13-week cycle to begin on Jan. 12. Sessions are held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Thursday at 7695 S County Road 25-A, Tipp City. Each meeting starts with a 35- to 40minute video before participants split into groups to go over workbook questions. DivorceCare also offers a program for kids. • For more information or to find a DivorceCare program near you visit: www.divorcecare.org or ginghamsburg.org/divorce care.
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EDITORIAL ROUNDUP Los Angeles Times on immigrants in detention: When Congress enacted the Prison Rape Elimination Act, it did so in the hope of curbing sexual assaults in facilities across the country. But today, with new rules to protect prisoners being finalized, the Department of Homeland Security is demanding that immigrants held in detention centers be exempted. That’s outrageous. Of course Congress expected the law, and any regulations drafted as a result of it, to cover immigrants detained while they fight deportation cases. The plain language of the bill says so. The co-sponsors of the bill, Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.) and Rep. Robert C. Scott (D-Va.), have said so. A federal commission created by the law convened a hearing in Los Angeles in 2006 to focus specifically on sexual abuse in immigrant detention facilities because it considered it part of its mandate. Yet the Department of Homeland Security is now squabbling over whether it or the Department of Justice has the authority to write rules that protect immigrants. Isn’t it obvious that protecting detainees is more important than who is the boss of whom? … None of this is news to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. In fact, she has repeatedly vowed to improve conditions at detention facilities and says the agency has a zero-tolerance policy for any kind of abuse. Nevertheless, between 2007 and 2011, immigrants reported nearly 200 incidents of alleged sexual abuse, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. More than a dozen of those alleged assaults took place in facilities in Southern California. The Obama administration needs to put an end to the bureaucratic infighting. … Rape is a crime. To apply the new regulations to some and not others would create a two-tier system of justice. That’s not acceptable. Immigrants who are detained while they fight deportation (and who, by the way, have not generally been charged with, much less convicted of, a crime) deserve the same protections provided to criminals sentenced to maximum-security prisons. The Kansas City Star, on the Russian election: After the Soviet Union broke up in 1991, Russia made only a brief stab at democracy. What followed under Vladimir Putin has been a steady slide back to the authoritarianism that has long blighted its history. The trend was dramatically highlighted in Sunday’s fraud-marred parliamentary election. The country’s only election-monitoring outfit, Golos, tallied 1,300 irregularities. One election official described to The Associated Press how workers stuffed boxes with ballots for Putin’s party, United Russia. In Chechnya the United Russia vote was ludicrously high — more than 99 percent. Despite the fraud, United Russia emerged with a tally of just under 50 percent, a big drop from the 64 percent received four years ago. Discontent with Putin is rising. Thousands protested the election in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Kansas Citian Steve Glorioso, in Moscow to serve as an election observer, said the city has a police-state feel, with officials interviewed in a BBC report denying the presence of thousands of troops on a main square — troops that Glorioso said he could see from his hotel window. “The state denies what people can see with their own eyes,” he remarked in an email. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev — who has mostly refrained from public statements on Putin’s regime — called for nullification of the vote and a new election. Gorbachev is right. But Putin — planning to run for a third term as president in the March elections — isn’t likely to take the advice. The coming months will undoubtedly provide more illustrations of how far Russia has veered from democracy, and back toward its old habit of one-man rule.
THEY SAID IT “Now, therefore, I, Michael L. Beamish, Mayor of the City of Troy, Ohio, by virture of the authority vested in me, do hereby proclaim December 22, 2011 as: Steve Nolan Day in the City of Troy, Ohio, and I invite and urge all Trojans to join me in congratulating Coach Steve Nolan for his stellar coaching career and wish him continued success and good fortune in all his future endeavors.” — Troy Mayor Michael Beamish on declaring Dec. 22 “Steve Nolan Day” in Troy “No one has ever admitted to texting after an accident. I’ve personally seen in my personal car people drive and text, but they don’t ever do it when you are in a patrol car. I don’t think you can pay attention to the roads while texting and driving, but that goes for eating, drinking, smoking in the car while driving as well.” — Troy Police Department Capt. Joe Long
A great year: the best video games of 2011 This has been a great year to be a gamer. Most years go by with only one or two truly amazing games, games that still will be great five years down the road, two years, heck, even the next year. Modern-day classics may be rare, but they do exist. And 2011 saw an astounding number of them. So, one week before Christmas, here’s a list of the year’s best that you can get for your significant other (probably not your kids — all of these games but one are rated T for Teen or higher) if they missed out on them: Best shooter/action game: Gears of War 3. Forget about the by-the-numbers, cookie-cutter yearly rehash Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, its identical twin Battlefield 3 and whatever generic garbage has the Halo name on it now. The Gears of War series has been the best shooter on the market since the first game’s release, and the finale is as epic as the name of the company that makes it. The single-player campaign is incredible, and while that alone is enough to destroy its competition, the online multiplayer is better, deeper and more diverse than anything else on the market. Horde mode 2.0, beast mode, arcade co-op
Josh Brown Sunday Columnist going through the game’s great storyline just add to the already-amazing competitive versus modes, making Gears 3 a must-have for anyone who likes fun. Best adventure game: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. If a Nintendo Wii is your only option for gaming, I’m sorry. The odds of finding a worthwhile game anywhere in its vast catalog are as good as Ron Paul winning the GOP presidential nomination — which is a shame on both counts. In fact, I can count the worthwhile Wii games using only my fingers. Two of them have the name Zelda on them. A game that’s great for all ages, the Zelda series continues to be terrific in every way. And while most gamers would normally get sick of
the Wii’s motion controls and just want to press buttons on a real controller, Skyward Sword’s typical Zelda charm and quality gameplay will keep even the most hardcore of us feeling like we’re 8 years old again for a long time. Best roleplaying game: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I’ve disliked every game in this series. I’m more of a fan of Japanesestyle RPGs like the Final Fantasy series, but I gave Skyrim a rental. I’d already bought it by the time I had to return said rental — but I don’t even know how I found the time to since I was playing it nonstop. There’s so much to do in Skyrim, you’ll forget it’s a game. And while I’m still not a fan of the first-person style, the developers did wondrous things with the character-building system (perks that actually affect the way the character plays instead of statistics that just add a point or two of damage to your attacks … who would have thought?), and there’s just so much to do. The graphics are so good and the gameplay so engrossing that you get sucked in almost immediately. I haven’t even touched the main storyline in weeks. And I don’t care. Saving the world from dragons can wait — I have to collect thousands of
wheels of cheese and roll them down a mountainside (thanks for that video, Will). Best game: Batman: Arkham City. Video games don’t get much better than this. They took an already awesome game, Arkham Asylum, and made it 20 times better. Thanks to getting most of the cast from the old cartoon series, the voice acting is the best in video game history — sorry Heath Ledger, but Mark Hamill will always own the greatest portrayal of the Joker ever — and the storyline is of the highest quality. But the game’s true strength is in the gameplay. It’s flawless. It takes everything that made the first game the best comic-to-video game translation ever, expanded on it and made it fit into an open-world context. I can only hope that developer Rocksteady ends up making a Superman game, too, since he’s infinitely better than Batman in my opinion. Still, for anyone who’s ever wanted to know what it feels like to be Batman, here’s your chance. There’s plenty I didn’t mention, but those are the best of the best. If a gamer in your life doesn’t have them, fix that problem. And have a merry Christmas.
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ROBERT L. ‘BOB’ FAIR TROY — Robert L.”Bob” Fair, age 77, of Troy passed away at 12:48 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at The Dayton V.A. Medical Center. He was born in Piqua, Ohio, on June 1, 1934, to the late Earl Brinkman and Myrtle Fair. He was married to Sandra K. (Evans) Fair for 49 years, and she survives. Other survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, David and Nicole Eicks of Anderson, Ind.; three daughters and son-in–law, Robin Fair of Troy, Ronda and Damon Boomershine of Troy and Traci Lynn Wright of Troy; son, Shane V. Fair of Troy; 12 grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. Robert was a 1952 graduate of Staunton School. He retired in 1989 from Dinner Bell Foods, Troy; then he was with the Miami County C.A.C. as a driver for 10 years and the
Senior Resources with Meals on Wheels, Troy, for six years. Bob was a Navy veteran of the FAIR Korean Conflict, and a member of American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Carnes officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City, with a military service at the graveside by the Honor Guard of the American Legion Post of Tipp City. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.fisher-cheneyfuneral home.com.
LAWRENCE E. FARNO WEST MILTON — Lawrence E. Farno, age 74 of Arcanum, formerly of Pleasant Hill, passed away on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 11, 1937, in Dayton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Margaret (Frilling) Farno; sister Bertha Alcorn White; and special friend Verlin. Lawrence is survived by his beloved wife, Sally M. (Landis) Farno; daughters and son-in-law, Dawn Spitler of Pleasant Hill, and Carmen and Scott Howell of Covington; grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, Gavin and Jessica (baby girl on the way), Jorde and Jaclyn (Gradyn and Gambyl), Mara, Tanner, Vannie, Taylor and Holtt; sister Freda Holbert Dooley of Phoenix, Ariz.; brother Donald A. Farno of Palos Verdes Est, Calif.; special friends Jack, Keith, Doug, Bill, Rick, Gerald and the gals at Sunoco, Sheree, Candi and Becky. He was a 1955 graduate of Newton Local School, retired from ABF Trucking and City Transfer, was a
member of the Transfiguration Catholic Church of West Milton, member of the United States Auto Club, 6 R Racing, Pleasant Hill VFW, Pleasant Hill Fish and Game, Teamsters Local No. 957, and Sunoco Coffee Club. He also enjoyed hanging out at Doug’s, racing, boating, cabinet making and was a big fan of Franklin Monroe Sports and going to the Wooden Shoe Inn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at the Transfiguration Catholic Church, 972 S. Miami St., West Milton, with Father John MacQuarrie officiating, burial to follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 48 p.m. Monday at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton. The family would like to thank The James Cancer Center and Hospice of Miami County for all their special care and concern. If so desired, contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.
MARGARET M. (GRILLOT) BAKER TROY — Margaret M. (Grillot) Baker, age 95, formerly of Troy, Ohio, more recently of Nashville, Ind., died Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at the Brown County Health and Living Center, Nashville, Ind. She was born March 24, 1916, in Shelby County, Ohio, to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Bulcher) Grillot. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Albert Baker; son Leon Baker; and daughter Irene Wilkinson. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Allen) Creel of Bloomington, Ind., her sister Florence Hemmelgarn; brother Lloyd Grillot; and her grandchildren Angela (Ike) Creel-Erb, Joshua Creel,
Jon (Brooke) Creel, Kellie (Jim) Meer, Kim (David) Dorsten, Kristi (Jim) Gross, and two great grandchildren Samuel and Evan Meer. Margaret was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy, Troy Senior Citizens, and the Ava Maria Rosary Guild. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy, with the Rev. Fr. James Duell officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy. Friends may offer condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneral home.com.
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One text changed lives For these students, cell phone debate isn’t academic ST. JAMES, Mo. (AP) — The text was about something innocuous: A request to go to the county fair. It set off a highway pileup that took two lives, injured dozens and left two school buses and a pickup truck in a crumpled heap. As the nation debates a federal recommendation to eliminate cellphone use in cars, the high school band students from St. James who were involved in the wreck last year have already done it themselves. After losing one of their classmates, many of the teens made a vow: Using a cellphone behind the wheel is something they just won’t do. The young man who was on the other end of the pivotal text exchange, who says he didn’t know his friend was driving, is still haunted by the catastrophic result of what began as a simple message about their plans. “I pretty much feel like it was my fault,” said the young man, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition that his name not be used because he fears retaliation from people who might blame him. He was texting with 19year-old Daniel Schatz, who investigators say set off the accident by slamming into the back of a semi cab that had slowed for road construction. The buses then crashed into the wreckage. Schatz and a 15-year-old girl on one of the buses, Jessica Brinker, were killed instantly. The National Transportation Safety Board has cited that accident in its push to ban drivers from using cellphones even hands-free devices. That recommendation has already met with resistance from lawmakers around the country who fear an unprecedented reach into people’s driving habits. But young people in St. James, a sleepy town of about 3,700 near the Mark Twain National Forest, have already changed their behavior. “The majority of us will refuse to text and drive because of this,” said Ian Vannatta, 16, who was on one of the buses and is a new driver. “It’s the difference between life and death.” Emily Perona, now an 18-year-old senior, survived the bus crash with a broken pelvis despite sitting just one seat ahead of Brinker. “If a text or a call is that important, it should be no problem pulling over to the side of the road and then take care of what you need to,” Perona said. “No life is worth texting your friend or anybody back while you’re behind the wheel.” The events of Aug. 5, 2010, spelled out in a chilling Missouri State Highway Patrol report, convinced her of that. Vannatta and Perona were among about 50 St.
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In this Dec. 15 photo, several cars sit parked outside of John F. Hodge High School in St. James, Mo. The school continues mourning the August 2010 death of 15-yearold marching band member Jessica Brinker in a freeway pileup involving two of the school district’s buses. Investigators say the driver who began the chain-reaction accident was texting in the moments before the wreck, and federal transportation officials are keying on the accident as reason for their call for all states to ban cell phone use while driving. James band students piled onto separate buses — one for boys, the other for girls — on their yearly pilgrimage to Six Flags St. Louis. Conditions were clear, though several stretches along the freeway were under repair. The buses made their way through two work zones before rolling up to a third at Gray Summit, about 40 miles southwest of St. Louis. Michael Crabtree, a 43year-old trucker bound for St. Louis for a load, had just gotten onto Interstate 44 driving a semi cab without a trailer. Near Gray Summit, along a straight, uphill ribbon of highway, he slowed for road work when he saw in his rearview mirror a silver pickup barreling down on him. He braced for impact. The 2007 GMC driven by Schatz a former University of Missouri reserve quarterback and a Republican state lawmaker’s son from nearby Sullivan, hit Crabtree’s cab at 55 mph. Tour bus driver Eugene Reed saw the wreck from behind, pulled over and scrambled out to warn other approaching drivers. That’s when both of the St. James buses rolled by. The lead bus driver told investigators she straddled the eastbound lanes’ center line to get around the tour bus. She glanced in the mirror to see what Reed was doing when her bus, carrying the girls in the band, rammed the pickup truck from behind. Perona recalls everything just shaking, then thinking, “God, help me.” In a confused haze, she peered out the left window and saw the bus had tilted skyward. “It’s almost like I blacked out,” she remembers. “Then all of a sudden, I was struck.” The second St. James bus had just crashed into the pileup with such force that its front cab broke through the back of the first and into the very back seat,
where Brinker sat directly behind Perona. “I waited, and I prayed,” Perona said. The violent impact sent the first bus up onto the pickup truck, crushing it, and even atop the semi cab, where the bus came to rest pointed up, almost like a rocket ready to launch. On the second bus, Vannatta recalls the impact as merely a blur. “All I remember is seeing the glass shatter, hitting the seat and hearing screaming,” he said of the collision that sent him lurching into the seat ahead of him, leaving him with a compression spinal fracture that damaged four of his vertebrae. Retiree Dan Schrock, who was traveling with his wife from their home in Crescent, Okla., to visit their son in Cincinnati, saw debris flying and stopped to help. He found the front door of the lead bus too high off the ground for the girls to escape, and the back door was jammed against the pavement. Schrock and other rescuers improvised. Another man managed to climb in as Schrock stood outside a passenger window, ankle-deep in diesel fuel spilling from the bus, and helped lift the girls to safety. “They just looked like they were in shock,” said Schrock, now 76. “They really weren’t screaming or crying, just total shock.” Vannatta remembers sitting along the roadside, where a hasty triage was unfolding: The unhurt in one group, those with minor injuries in another. “Those majorly hurt were shipped off as fast as they could,” the teenager said. While both school bus drivers were charged with careless driving, their cases have not yet gone to court. In the end, it was Schatz’s texting that caused the wreck, the patrol and the NTSB determined.
The friend with whom Schatz was texting had known him since childhood. Their exchange that morning was about plans to spend the day at a county fair, the friend told AP. He said he thought Schatz was at work. Phone records obtained by the Highway Patrol showed that the friend first texted Schatz at 9:58 a.m. An exchange of 10 other texts followed. When the friend sent a final text at 10:09 a.m., Schatz never replied. “I just figured he got busy,” said the young man. He learned later his friend died at about that moment. Perona waved away any blame for the wreck. “Everyone makes mistakes,” said Perona, who has rebounded from the broken hip and a damaged nerve that until last August left her with a dragging foot, forcing her to drop out of band her senior year as a clarinet player because she couldn’t march. “You just need to learn from them.” Trumpet-playing Vannatta, who before the tragedy had never been in a wreck, has taken caution to another level. He puts the phone away when behind the wheel, with no exceptions. And he avoids the freeway in his Ford F-150 pickup, taking an outer road to his warehouse job some 15 minutes from home. Around St. James, the NTSB’s call for a total ban on behind-the-wheel cellphone use has blunted the community’s efforts to move on from losing a girl whose burial plot includes plaid pink socks — homage to Brinker’s always-colorful attire that friends say matched her cheery character. “I still go to her grave on occasion, where I pray and talk to her,” Vannatta said. The tragedy “is something that will stay with this community for a very, very long time. It’s going to and has changed all of our lives.”
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organization said. Fifteen volunteers taking only 10-minute breaks every four hours to go to the bathroom rang bells past midnight EST, beating the previous 36-hour record set in 2010 by a Salvation Army captain in Spokane, Wash. Soriano continued into the late morning hours, but five others, including two from Indianapolis, Ind., were still going Saturday afternoon. Under the contest rules, volunteers had to stand the whole time while ringing their bell and could not sleep or take food. Liquids were allowed. “The toughest thing is trying to stay awake and handling the cold weather,” Soriano said. “In the end, it’s trying to have a clear mind.” Soriano received company from other Salvation Army volunteers, one of
whom played “Jingle Bells” on the tuba as he counted the minutes until the 51 hours were complete. A board on an easel in back of Soriano, who has been ringing bells for The Salvation Army since 1994, noted his attempt to set a record and the number of hours he had completed. Passersby stopped to take photographs or remark on how they had read about him in the newspaper, as they stuffed his red kettle with dollar bills. The words were encouraging and helped him keep his energy up, Soriano said. After reaching the 51hour mark, one woman asked whether he was done. “I better be done,” Soriano told her. “Before an ambulance has to get me because I fell on the ground.’”
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• BASEBALL: The Major League Holiday Baseball Camp will conduct a two-day camp for hitting, pitching, catching and fielding for ages 10-18 from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 29-30 at the Darke County YMCA in Greenville. Registration is at 11:30 a.m., and the cost is $95. For more information, call (937) 423-3053. • HALL OF FAME: The MiltonUnion Athletic Department will be honoring its seventh class of Athletic Hall of Fame inductees during the Covington-Milton-Union boys basketball game on Jan. 7, 2012. The induction ceremony will take place between the JV and varsity contests. Inductees will include Lori Kinnison-Meyer, Dave Fine, Ralph Hildebrand and Ed Lendenski. • BASEBALL: The Troy Post 43 baseball team is holding an all-youcan-eat spaghetti dinner on the first Saturday of every month. Items include a large salad bar, bread, dessert, coffee and soft drinks. The price is $6.75 for adults and $4 for children under 12. All proceeds go to the Troy Post 43 team baseball team. • BASEBALL: The Troy Post 43 baseball team is holding the 27th Annual Troy Legion Baseball Christmas Wreath Sale. Items include custom decorated or plain wreaths of every size, poinsettias, grave blankets, grave stands, center pieces and white pine roping. All proceeds go to the Troy Post 43 baseball team. To place an order or find out more information, call Frosty or Connie Brown at (937) 3394383 or send an email to email@example.com. • SUBMIT-A-TIP: To submit an item to the Troy Daily News sports section, please contact Josh Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finding their fire Trojans play inspired ‘D’ late, beat Butler BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor email@example.com
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Troy’s Zechariah Bond is fouled by Butler’s Tierney Black Saturday.
After a tough loss at Beavercreek Thursday — and with a critical Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division game staring them in the face Saturday — the Troy Trojans did what they do best. Buckled down late. Troy came back from a five-point third quarter deficit against divisional foe Butler, not giving the Aviators any room on offense and finishing the game on a 198 run to claim a 42-36 victory Saturday at the Trojan Activities Center and, most importantly, take control of the GWOC North in the process. But after an uninspired 36-26 loss at Beavercreek, the Trojans maintained a slim lead throughout a by-the-motions first half, and Butler hit a few long-range shots to tie the game 18-18 at the half and
TROY pull ahead 28-23 in the middle of the third. “We struggled through the Beavercreek game, and we kind of looked OK in the beginning tonight — but we looked a little confused on defense,” Troy coach Nathan Kopp said. “We weren’t getting the stops we needed. “So we had a … vibrant … halftime discussion about Troy defense and motivation.” And with two minutes left in the third, the Trojans (4-2, 3-0 GWOC North) found their motivation. Tori Merrell powered through an attempt to block her shot and converted a gritty three-point play to cut the lead to 28-26 — where it would stay until the beginning of the fourth. And on the first
Trojans place 5 Staff Reports PICKERINGTON — With Ryne Rich and a crop of talented youngsters leading the way, the Troy Trojans placed half of their wrestlers Saturday at the Pickerington Invitational. “The effort was outstanding,” Troy coach Doug Curnes said. “Everyone has been putting in great effort. There’s a lot of small
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MONDAY Girls Basketball Fairborn at Tippecanoe (7:30 p.m.) Milton-Union at Franklin Monroe (7:30 p.m.) Middletown Christian at Troy Christian (7:30 p.m.) Stebbins at Piqua (7:30 p.m.) Swimming Troy Christian, Botkins at Troy (5:15 pm.) TUESDAY Boys Basketball Greenville at Troy (7:30 p.m.) Carlisle at Milton-Union (7:15 p.m.) Miami East at Covington (7:30 p.m.) National Trail at Bethel (7:30 p.m.) Middletown Christian at Troy Christian (7:30 p.m.) Arcanum at Newton (7:30 p.m) Bradford at Mississinawa Valley (7:30) Butler at Piqua (7:30 p.m.) Bowling Troy at Centerville (4 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Spr. Shawnee (4 p.m.) Piqua at Lebanon (4:30 p.m.) Hockey Springboro at Troy (8:50 p.m.) WEDNESDAY Girls Basketball Troy at Sidney (7:30 p.m.) Tippecanoe at Graham (7:30 p.m.) Bowling Troy/Wayne at Xenia (4 p.m.)
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Troy Christian’s B.J. Toal attempts to pin an opponent during the Eagle Invitational Saturday at Troy Christian High School.
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things that can happen going into a strange and unfamiliar environment like this, and those things ended up biting a couple of people. You just never know what to expect. “But it’s how you handle that adversity, the good, the bad and the ugly. And placing five out of our 10 wrestlers we took speaks
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in pool at Butler Staff Reports Just a day after a solid showing in a duel meet against Northmont, the Troy swimming teams jumped back in the water for the Butler Invitational on Saturday.
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The Eagles do, however, have quality wrestlers across the board — which they showed at their Eagle Invitational on Saturday at Troy Christian High School, winning a pair of championships. And it starts with B.J. Toal. Saturday wasn’t the first time Toal was wrestling for a title. In fact, Toal competed for a state title in the 171-pound class at last year’s state meet.
MIAMI COUNTY “It went really, really well with us swimming last night and then coming back and being in the pool again this morning,” Troy coach Chris Morgan said. “We were all swimming tired.” Troy freshman Michelle Zelnick had a huge day, winning the 200 individual medley (2:16.19) and finishing first in Tippecanoe’s Gabe Callicoat controls an opponent Saturday at
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Milton-Union wins 2nd in as many nights Sullinger hurt in Buckeye victory Ohio State coach Thad Matta might have a second career ahead as a comedian. Asked about the status of injured star forward Jared Sullinger, Matta quickly said the Buckeyes sophomore wasn’t hurt, just yanked from the second-ranked Buckeyes’ 74-66 win over South Carolina on Saturday for shoddy defense. “He had no problems, we just sent him to the showers,” Matta told the room of stunned media. See Page A9.
ARCANUM — The MiltonUnion boys won for the second night in a row, building a big early lead and holding off Arcanum 62-52 Saturday on the road. Milton-Union (2-1) opened up a 21-12 lead after the first quarter, but Arcanum closed the gap to 33-29 at the break. The Bulldogs built a 12-point lead heading into the fourth and held on from there. Caleb Poland had a monster night with a game-high 24 points
and Josh Wheeler added 17 for the Bulldogs. Milton-Union hosts Carlisle Tuesday. Carlisle 70, Newton 40 CARLISLE — The Newton Indians were outmuscled Saturday night and struggled shooting the ball, only hitting 29 percent of their shots in a 70-40 loss at Carlisle. “We were outphysicaled,” Newton coach Steve Fisher said. “It’s a matter of strength, depth,
a lot of things. We’re having trouble playing Saturdays after games on Friday. We got hurt on the offensive boards and in transition.” Jordan Hodges led Newton (14) with 18 points and Bobby Gerodimos chipped in eight. Jon Back led all scorers with 24 points for Carlisle (2-4). Newton hosts Arcanum Tuesday. Stebbins 76, Piqua 48 RIVERSIDE — Piqua boys basketball coach Heath Butler has said from the start there is more to be learned from a loss
than a win. And Saturday’s 76-48 loss to Stebbins didn’t change his mind. “We had a week and a half to celebrate our win over Tipp (Tippecanoe),” Butler said. “Not only was this our first back-toback nights after giving a great effort against Miamisburg, it was our first night away from our gym. “There are definitely things we can take from this.” Kindric Link had 15 points and Josh Holfinger added 14 to
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The Troy boys bowling team qualified as the top seed in the inaugural Team USA Experience Tournament at Poelking South Lanes on Saturday, but was knocked out in the second round of head-tohead competition to officially place third in the 25team field. The Trojans girls equaled the boys’ feat, advancing to the second round of head-to-head competition and finishing third in the 22-team girls
field. The Team USA Experience Tournament puts high school bowlers on challenging sport lane conditions with each team bowling on short, medium, and long oil patterns during the course of competition. Even with the challenging conditions, Troy shot a 1,008 team game — the only team game above the 1,000 mark in the tournament field — on its way to posting a top score of
2,738 after two regular games and five baker games of qualifying. The top eight teams made the cut for the finals. The Troy boys made short work of eighth-seed Lebanon, beating the Warriors 2-0. But the Trojans struggled in the match with Centerville, shooting 145-180 to the Elks’ 210-195 to settle for third place. After a slow start on the challenging short oil pattern, the Trojan girls rolled an 868 team game on the medium pattern to
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jump 104 pins above the cut line. The girls then shot 865 for the five baker games — the highest baker set in the tournament field — to vault to third place. In the championship round, the girls rolled 177216 to sweep sixth-seed Sidney 2-0. The Trojans also shot well in the second round, rolling games of 191-170, but it was not enough get past Beavercreek’s 217-176. Brad Johnson and A.J. Bigelow made the all-tournament team, rolling two-
game series of 438 and 418, respectively. Jared Sierra added games of 210-205 for a 415 series. The girls were led by Elizabeth Reed’s 162-187 for a 349 series. Samantha Wilkerson shot a 168-164 for a 332 series and Allie Isner added a 184 game and 319 series. Stephanie Metzger contributed a 187 game. Troy travels to Capri Lanes on Tuesday for GWOC tri-match action against West Carrollton and Centerville. BOYS
Troy: 886-1,008-173-148-188157-178 — 2,738 Troy 204-166, Lebanon 122164 Troy 145-180, Centerville 210-195 Jared Sierra 210-205, Kyle Neves 145, Brad Johnson 181257, Andrew Spencer 145, A.J. Bigelow 193-225, Cameron Hughes 157-176. GIRLS Troy: 728-868-154-164-186173-188 — 2,461 Troy 177-216, Sidney 126-150 Troy 191-170, Beavercreek 217-176 Metzger 113, Courtney Stephanie Metzger 187, Jackie Brown 146, Samantha Wilkerson 168-164, Elizabeth Reed 162-187, Megan Walker 150, Allie Isner 135-184.
■ CONTINUED FROM A7 Halee Printz scored 14 for pace Piqua (1-3). • Girls Miami East 56, Newton 28 CASSTOWN — Miami East dominated the glass against Newton on Saturday — pulling down 29 offensive rebounds and 21 defensive — and that was the difference-maker in the Vikings 56-28 win over Indians. “We started off pretty cold,” Miami East coach Preston Elifritz said. “We missed a ton of shots early. We settled down in the second half, and started converting. “All three of our bigs had double digit rebounds. We were aggressive on the boards. I think in the end our size and strength wore them down.” Angie Mack led Miami East with 16 points. Bradford 52, TV South 37 WEST ALEXANDRIA — Bradford evened its record both overall and in the Cross County Conference Saturday by pulling away in the second half for a 52-37 win over Twin Valley South. Michayla Barga scored 22 points to lead all scorers, Alisha Patty scored 13 and Haley Patty added 12 as the Railroaders (3-3, 22) turned a six-point halftime lead into a rout by holding the Panthers (2-5, 0-3) to a mere six points in both the third and fourth quarters. Bradford faces Arcanum Thursday. Tippecanoe 66, Shawnee 50 SPRINGFIELD — Tippecanoe’s Ellise Sharpe torched the net, scoring 30 points to lead the Red Devils to a 66-50 victory over Springfield Shawnee on Saturday. Sharpe collected most of her points on the free throw line, converting on 17 out of 20 free throws.
Tipp, while Erica Comer added nine. The Red Devils (4-3) face a big test on Monday as they will square off against Fairborn. Ansonia 32, Bethel 26 ANSONIA — Ansonia edged Bethel in a battle of teams searching for their first win Saturday, holding off the Bees 32-26 in Cross County Conference action. The Tigers (1-4, 1-1) held a seven-point lead at the half, but Bethel closed to within three at 22-19 after three quarters, forcing Ansonia to hold on for dear life at the end. Krista Burchett led the Bees (0-7, 0-4) with 10 points and Katelyn Koger added eight. Bethel hosts Brookville Thursday. Sidney 47, Piqua 29 SIDNEY — The Piqua girls basketball team had the best of intentions heading into Saturday’s Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division game with previously-winless Sidney. The results were a different matter, as Piqua (15, 0-3) got in a big hole early and couldn’t dig itself out, losing 47-29. Christy Graves had eight points and four rebounds to lead Piqua, while Maddie Hilleary added seven points. Tri-Village 54, Covington 34 COVINGTON — Covington got into an early hole, trailing defending Cross County Conference champion Tri-Village 19-0 after one quarter on Saturday. Though the Buccs played even with the Patriots from that point on, the damage had already been done, allowing TriVillage to escape with a 5434 win. Shelby Kihm led the Buccs with 19 points, while Julianna Simon added 12.
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Roundup ■ CONTINUED FROM A7 the 100 back (1:01.87). Colleen Powers placed third in the 200 freestyle (2:11.02) and finished third in the 500 freestyle (5:48.57). Zelnick, Powers, Mackenzie Rice and Meredith Orozco combined to place third in the 200 freestyle relay (1:50.05). For the Troy boys, Mason Riemer placed second in the 50 freestyle
(23.80 seconds) and finished second in the 100 freestyle (52.55). “We’ve got a lot of work to do on turns and relay starts,” Morgan said. “The last few days have really shown us what we need to do to reach the goals we set before the start of the season.” Troy hosts Troy Christian and Botkins on Monday to finish off the busy weekend.
Troy’s Morgan Taylor tries to drive between two Butler defenders Saturday. ■ CONTINUED FROM A7 possession of the final quarter, Todda Norris got in the passing lanes on the perimeter for a steal and connected on a layup while taking a hard foul, converting another three-point play to make it 29-28 Troy. And Butler would never lead again. “Todda’s defense, she really grasps what we’re asking,” Kopp said. “It makes other teams unable to get the ball where they want it when she’s playing defense like she was tonight.” Kristen Wood then hooked up with Merrell on a pick-and-roll to make it a three-point game, but Butler’s Julie Duren answered on the other end with a baseline drive. Merrell then missed the front end of a one-and-one, but Shelby Schultz kept the ball alive and gave her another shot — and Merrell sank both attempts. Two more Merrell free throws after three offensive rebounds by Troy made it a fivepoint game, and Wood hit a reverse layup to make it 37-30. Merrell finished with 11 points and eight rebounds, going 6 for 8 from the line. Freshman post Zechariah Bond added six first-half points and six rebounds and Schultz added five rebounds to help the Trojans outrebound Butler (4-4, 2-1 GWOC North) 3322 in the game. Schultz also made a huge defensive play with 2:19 to play, interfering with a Butler fast-break attempt while not committing a foul to keep the score 37-32. “We’ve been trying to
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Troy’s Shelby Schultz wrestles with Butler’s Alyssa Ryerse for possession of the ball Saturday night at the Trojan Activities Center get the ball inside,” Kopp said. “Bond has a lot of skills, and she’s going to be a big part of this program for the next three-and-ahalf years. Her and Tori got some good looks inside in the first half that weren’t falling, but those same looks started falling in the second half. And with Shelby keeping balls alive — we really crashed offensive boards. the Everyone came up big.” Butler, meanwhile, went 1 for 6 from the free throw line in the final quarter after going 7 for 8 in the first three. Wood, on the other hand, went 4 for 6 in the game’s final two minutes to ice it. Butler’s Whitney Barfknecht banked in a desperation 3 late to make the score appear closer. Wood led all scorers with 12 points and had three assists, and Morgan Taylor added seven points, going 5 for 6 from the free throw line. “All of these kids came up big,” Kopp said. “We Troy’s Todda Norris looks to pass the ball Saturday held them scoreless here night against Butler. last year in the fourth Tierney Black 0-0-0, Michaela Kassie Lehman 0-0-0, Zechariah quarter, and tonight we 1-0-3, Whitney Bond 3-0-6, Tori Merrell 3-6-11, were on a 19-5 run to fin- Stephens Barfknecht 1-0-3, Autumn Ratliff Shelby Schultz 0-0-0, Kristen ish the game before she 1-0-2, Mallory Trentman 1-0-2, Wood 3-5-12. Totals: 11-19-42. banked that one in at the Alyssa Ryerse 0-0-0, Gina Score By Quarters end. This was a big win.” Warmouth 3-4-10, Julie Duren 2Butler 8 18 28 36 Troy 12 18 26 42 Troy has one more 4-9, Emily Mowbray 3-0-7. 3-point goals: Butler — GWOC North test before Totals: 12-8-36. Troy — 42 Stephens, Barfknecht, Duren, Christmas, traveling to Mackenzie Schulz 0-2-2, Mowbray. Troy — Wood. Sidney Wednesday. Chelsey Sakal 0-0-0, Todda Norris Records: Butler 4-4, 2-1. Butler — 36
Troy 4-2, 3-0.
Reds trade 4 for Latos Penalties hurt Trojans CINCINNATI (AP) — The price tag for Mat Latos was daunting. The Cincinnati Reds were willing to pay it. The Reds addressed their biggest offseason need on Saturday, acquiring the right-handed starter from San Diego for a package of four players that includes two top prospects. Cincinnati gave up infielder Yonder Alonso and catcher Yasmani Grandal both first-round picks along with starting pitcher Edinson Volquez to get the 24-year-old Latos, who initially will move into the No. 2 spot in the rotation behind Johnny Cueto. Latos went 9-
14 with a 3.47 ERA for the Padres last season, finishing among the NL leaders in ERA and strikeouts. The trade surprised Latos, who said the Padres had indicated to him that he wouldn’t be going anywhere. “A little bit of shock and a little bit of excitement,” Latos said, describing his reaction. “Shock because literally I wake up and I’m traded. Excitement because I’m excited to join a club that’s got a lot of talent and a lot of potential. I’m excited for new scenery.” The Reds wanted him so badly that they were willing to give up a lot. “To acquire a pitcher who
is ready to fit into the top of a rotation, you have to give up talent,” general manager Walt Jocketty said. Latos joins a rotation that includes Cueto, Bronson Arroyo, Mike Leake and Homer Bailey. The rotation was a problem last season, with Cueto opening the season on the disabled list and Arroyo struggling with mononucleosis that he contracted during spring training. Heading into the offseason, the Reds needed to get another top starter and a closer to replace departed Francisco Cordero. They think they’ve filled their first need.
It was one of those nights where the puck simply wouldn’t bounce Troy’s way. The Trojans (8-2-1) tallied several good shot attempts against Upper Arlington on Saturday, but in the end Upper Arlington took advantage of the six penalties Troy was called for, winning the game by a score of 2-0. “We had four penalties in the third period, six for the game,” Troy coach Larrell Walters said. “They were able to
score midway through the period to go up, 2-0. When you are playing eight minutes on the penalty kill, it doesn’t give you the chance to mount a comeback. “It was just one of those games where we did mostly everything right, but the puck just didn’t go in.” Troy outshot Upper Arlington by a count of 9-8 in the first period but couldn’t score. Then it was Upper Arlington striking first in the second period, scoring with
five minutes remaining to make it 1-0. “We played a great first period,” Walter said. “We had some very, very good scoring chances. None of them found the back of the net. “On that first goal, we got caught on a shift change — or a lack of shift change — and they were able to score.” Troy goalie Jake Eldridge stopped 23 out of 25 shots on net. The Trojans host Springboro at 8:50 p.m. on Tuesday.
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Wrestling won his first match as a freshman,” Curnes said. “The kids are all wrestling solid. Now we’ll get back to the grind in practice on Monday and use this as a good learning experience.” Troy hosts Kenton Ridge, Indian Lake and Sidney in a quad Thursday to prep for the following week’s GMVWA Holiday Tournament. • Versailles Invite VERSAILLES — Allen Seagraves had to wait all day to reach a milestone. Seagraves won his 100th career match and the Miami East Vikings picked up a victory in a dual Saturday, but they
■ CONTINUED FROM A7 volumes about these individuals.” Rich (285) went 4-1, losing only in the championship match to take second place. Tyler Sparks (120) was 2-2 and placed fourth and sophomore Kevin McGraw (182) was 4-1 and placed fifth. The freshman class also had a great day. Trenton Wood (145) went 3-2 and placed sixth, while Cam Kauflin (170 was 2-3 and placed seventh. Eric Cannaday (138) also added a victory in his first match. “Eric, just thrown into the lineup, stepped up and
ended up going 1-4 at the Versailles Duals on a day filled with forfeits and little wrestling. “We just didn’t match up with a lot of the teams we faced — we didn’t have what they had and they didn’t have what we had,” Miami East coach Jason Sroufe said. “A lot of guys didn’t get a lot of matches.” Seagraves only got one, in fact, but he made it count, scoring a pin against Tri-County North in the final dual of the day for his 100th win. “Allen had to wait until the last dual of the day to get a match, but he won his 100th,” Sroufe said.
“And as a junior, too. That’s pretty impressive.” Austin Rush was 3-2 with two major decisions on the day and Danny O’Malley was 2-3 with two pins. Miami East lost to Urbana 48-27 then beat West Liberty-Salem 36-6. The Vikings then lost three straight to finish the day, falling to Covington 58-18, Triad 33-16 and TriCounty North 48-34. “Overall, I think we regressed a little bit,” Sroufe said. “We didn’t wrestle as well as we did last week.” The Buccaneers, meanwhile, finished fifth over-
all, going 4-1 on the day. Covington beat Arcanum 53-15 to open but fell 4643 to Northwestern in the second round. The Buccs bounced back by defeating Miami East then beat TriCounty North 46-24 and Triad 47-6 to close out. Five Covington wrestlers — Brock Smith, Kyler Deeter, D.J. Jennings, Cole Smith and Brian Olson — went undefeated during the tournament with 5-0 records. Deeter (138) led the way with five consecutive pins. Both Brock Smith (132) and Olson (182) earned two pins, a technical fall and a major decision,
while Jennings (145) and Cole Smith (152) each earned two pins. Finishing with 4-1 overall records were Ben Miller (160, four pins), A.J. Ouellette (170, two pins), Justin Daniel (195, two pins) and Jordan Wolfe (285, two pins). Matt Carder (120) went 2-1 with a pin in limited action, while Garrett Shafer (182) also picked up a victory for the Buccs. Covington hosts Mechanicsburg and Wednesday, Brookville while the Vikings will compete in the Tippecanoe Holiday Tournament Friday.
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And Toal was back in championship form at the Eagle Invitational, as he won his class (185) in dominating fashion, wearing his opponent from . “I always expect to go out and compete,” Toal said. “Getting ready for this year, I didn’t know what to expect. “But I thought I had a good chance (today).” Toal and his opponent felt each other out in the early stages of the first round, until Toal got his first takedown to go up 20. From that point on it was all Toal, as he won built a 17-5 lead in the third round before winning by pinfall with 42 seconds remaining in the match. “I hadn’t been meaning to wrestle like that actually,” Toal said. “I need to be going right from the start. My coach (Ty Morgan) keeps telling me that I need to be aggressive from the start, so I guess that’s something I need to work on.” • Fantastic Freshman Competing against
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Troy Christian’s Jarred Ganger won a championship at 106 Saturday at the Eagle Invitational.
one of the tougher opponents he has ever faced, Troy Christian freshman Jarred Ganger remained cool under pressure. Freshman Ryan Bennet — a former junior high state runner-up from the wrestling factory known as Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy — was Ganger’s opponent for title at 106. Ganger went up 6-4 early in the third round then held on for dear life, grappling with Bennet for nearly the entire final minute of the match to win the championship. “My strategy was to take him down first,” Ganger said. “Then I wanted to make him make mistakes.”
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Tippecanoe’s Jordan Holzfaster controls his opponent Saturday at Troy Christian.
It doesn’t always happen the way you plan, but Ganger is certainly headed in the right direction after winning. “My confidence is pret-
ty good as a freshman with a winning record,” Ganger said. “I just need to keep my confidence up and continue to get better.”
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Wyoming coach Dave Christensen knew Temple’s game plan in the New Mexico Bowl would be to play smashmouth football. It was just something Wyoming couldn’t do much about as the Owls came away with a 37-15 victory Saturday. “It was disappointing,” Christensen said. “We knew they were going to run the football, which they did. We missed some tackles. . They just played physically played better than us. My hat’s off to them. They’re a good running football team. They’re a good football team. They were the better team today.” Temple (9-4) ran up 424 yards of total offense, with 255 of that coming on the ground. Bernard Pierce had 100 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries, while quarterback Chris Coyer had 240 total yards and one touchdown pass. That physicality extended to the other side of the ball as well, with Temple limiting the Cowboys (8-5) to 267 total yards as freshman quarterback Brett Smith scuffled to find open receivers or open running lanes. “He had some struggles today, without a doubt,” Christensen said about Smith. “Certainly not from a lack of wanting to get it done. Obviously, when he has struggles generally other people
are struggling with protection or getting open in a route.” • D-II Championship Pitt. State 35, Wayne State 21 FLORENCE, Ala. — Pittsburg State wasn’t about to get comfy and cautious so close to ending a 20-year quest for a second national title. With his team clinging to a six-point lead in the final 5 minutes, Zac Dickey launched a 53yard pass to Andrew Castaneda to set up the clinching touchdown in the Gorillas’ 35-21 victory over Wayne State on Saturday. “You come here and try to win it,” Pittsburg State coach Tim Beck said. “You don’t come here and try to hang on and hope you win it.” • NAIA Championship St. Xavier 24, Carroll 20 ROME, Ga. — Carroll College had lost just once in seven previous title game appearances and it looked as if the Saints were going to pull out another NAIA championship. St. Xavier, though, had other ideas. Jimmy Coy accounted for 294 yards and two touchdowns, Mark Williams knocked down a fourth-down pass in the end zone with 2 minutes left and St. Xavier held off Carroll 24-20 Saturday.
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Ohio’s Skyler Allen (65) and Jordan Thompson (88) celebrate after defeating Utah State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Saturday in Boise, Idaho.
Bobcats get 1st bowl win BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Tyler Tettleton scored on a 1-yard keeper with 13 seconds left to give Ohio its first bowl victory, 2423 over Utah State on Saturday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. After the Aggies failed to run out the clock in the final minutes, Tettleton and the Bobcats’ offense took over at their own 39 with one timeout and 2:02 left. Tettleton was 3 of 4 on the final drive, and his biggest completion was a 14-yarder on fourth down to LaVon Brazill that gave the Bobcats a
first down inside the 1 with 37 seconds left. Tettleton was stuffed on his first try to score. On the next play, he rolled right and outran two defenders to cap the comeback and give the Bobcats their first 10win season since 1968. Tettleton was 19 of 26 for 220 yards and he rushed 16 times for another 31 yards. For Utah State, the loss was a heartbreaker. The Aggies dominated the first half and extended their lead to 23-10 in the third quarter behind a bruising rushing attack that rolled up 345 yards.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ohio State coach Thad Matta might have a second career ahead as a comedian. Asked about the status of injured star forward Jared Sullinger, Matta quickly said the Buckeyes sophomore wasn’t hurt, just yanked from the secondranked Buckeyes’ 74-66 win over South Carolina on Saturday for shoddy defense. “He had no problems, we just sent him to the showers,” Matta told the room of stunned media. Then Matta acknowledged the joke and Sullinger’s bone bruise in his left foot. Ohio State’s coach was just glad he could laugh a little bit since his leading scorer wasn’t more seriously hurt. “We think he’ll be fine,” Matta said. “We’re just happy there wasn’t a break in there.” Still, Ohio State (10-1) showed it could succeed with Sullinger sidelined. Deshaun Thomas had a career-high 30 points and William Buford added 17 as Matta collected his 200th win in nine seasons with the Buckeyes. “We had to get a little juice into us,” Thomas said. “We made some mistakes on offense in the first half with turnovers and that’s not us. So we just put a little fire and juice into us.” That looked as if it might
Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger (0) shoots against South Carolina’s RJ Swawson (33) and Malik Cooke, right, during the first half on Saturday in Columbia, S.C. be hard once Sullinger left the game. The Buckeyes were trailing 33-29 at the half and had appeared a step slower than the Gamecocks (4-6). The Buckeyes used a 208 charge in the second half to take control. Thomas got the run started with a jumper. Lenzelle Smith Jr. had a basket and a 3-pointer to put Ohio State in front for
good, 41-37. Thomas added a 3-pointer and finished the surge with a short jump shot for a 49-43 lead. The Buckeyes eventually built the lead to 11 points. “Obviously, very happy with a road win,” Matta said. He’s also happy about his place in Ohio State history. Matta, 200-58 with the Buckeyes, joined Fred
Taylor (279 wins 1959-76) and Harold G. Olsen (254 from 1923-46). Matta did not know if Sullinger would be ready for Lamar on Tuesday night. But even if Sullinger can’t go, Thomas showed he’s more than ready to lead Ohio State (10-1). The 6foot-7 sophomore hit 13 of 16 shots and surpassed his previous high of 24 points set last season against North Carolina A&T. South Carolina coach Darrin Horn said he was more worried about Buford’s outside touch coming in and tailored the defense to let Thomas, a 51 percent shooter on the season, wind up with the ball more often. “We put him in position by design to make those plays and to his credit, he made them,” Horn said. Malik Cooke led South Carolina with 21 points. South Carolina cut things to 70-63 in the in the final minute. But Buford answered with a 3-pointer with 48.2 seconds to go to restore Ohio State’s edge. Ohio State figured to roll over a troubled Gamecocks club that had already lost to Elon and Tennessee State. Things started to change for the Buckeyes when Sullinger came up limping after getting kicked in the left foot on an early possession.
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FOOTBALL National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 10 3 0 .769 396 274 N.Y. Jets 8 5 0 .615 327 270 5 8 0 .385 288 341 Buffalo 4 9 0 .308 256 246 Miami South W L T Pct PF PA y-Houston 10 3 0 .769 330 208 7 6 0 .538 266 251 Tennessee 4 9 0 .308 193 252 Jacksonville 0 13 0 .000 184 382 Indianapolis North W L T Pct PF PA 10 3 0 .769 320 202 Baltimore 10 3 0 .769 282 198 Pittsburgh 7 6 0 .538 285 270 Cincinnati Cleveland 4 9 0 .308 178 254 West W L T Pct PF PA 8 5 0 .615 269 302 Denver 7 6 0 .538 290 354 Oakland San Diego 6 7 0 .462 324 299 Kansas City 5 8 0 .385 173 305 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Giants 7 6 0 .538 324 349 Dallas 7 6 0 .538 317 281 Philadelphia 5 8 0 .385 297 292 4 9 0 .308 229 290 Washington South W L T Pct PF PA x-New Orleans10 3 0 .769 415 286 8 5 0 .615 300 267 Atlanta 4 9 0 .308 313 355 Carolina Tampa Bay 4 9 0 .308 232 370 North W L T Pct PF PA y-Green Bay 13 0 01.000 466 278 8 5 0 .615 367 305 Detroit Chicago 7 6 0 .538 301 255 Minnesota 2 11 0 .154 274 364 West W L T Pct PF PA y-San Francisco10 3 0 .769 307 182 Seattle 6 7 0 .462 246 259 Arizona 6 7 0 .462 253 288 2 11 0 .154 153 326 St. Louis x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday's Game Pittsburgh 14, Cleveland 3 Sunday's Games New Orleans 22, Tennessee 17 Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 10 N.Y. Jets 37, Kansas City 10 Detroit 34, Minnesota 28 Houston 20, Cincinnati 19 Jacksonville 41, Tampa Bay 14 Atlanta 31, Carolina 23 Philadelphia 26, Miami 10 New England 34, Washington 27 Arizona 21, San Francisco 19 Denver 13, Chicago 10, OT San Diego 37, Buffalo 10 Green Bay 46, Oakland 16 N.Y. Giants 37, Dallas 34 Monday's Game Seattle 30, St. Louis 13 Thursday, Dec. 15 Jacksonville at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 Dallas at Tampa Bay, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 New Orleans at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Carolina at Houston, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. New England at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Cleveland at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Baltimore at San Diego, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m. College Football FBS Bowl Glance Subject to Change All Times EST Saturday, Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Temple 37, Wyoming 15 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Ohio 24, Utah State 23 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4) vs. San Diego State (8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 20 Beef 'O'Brady's Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Marshall (6-6) vs. FIU (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego TCU (10-2) vs. Louisiana Tech (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl At Las Vegas Boise State (11-1) vs. Arizona State (66), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Nevada (7-5) vs. Southern Mississippi (11-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 26 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. North Carolina (7-5) vs. Missouri (7-5), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Western Michigan (7-5) vs. Purdue (66), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina State (7-5) vs. Louisville (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 28 Military Bowl At Washington Air Force (7-5) vs. Toledo (8-4), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas (7-5) vs. California (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Florida State (8-4) vs. Notre Dame (84), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Baylor (9-3) vs. Washington (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Dallas Tulsa (8-4) vs. BYU (9-3), Noon (ESPN) Pinstripe Bowl At Bronx, N.Y. Rutgers (8-4) vs. Iowa State (6-6), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville,Tenn. Mississippi State (6-6) vs. Wake Forest
(6-6), 6:40 p.m. (ESPN) Insight Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Oklahoma (9-3) vs. Iowa (7-5), 10 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 31 Meinke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas A&M (6-6) vs. Northwestern (66), Noon (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso,Texas Georgia Tech (8-4) vs. Utah (7-5), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis,Tenn. Vanderbilt (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco UCLA (6-7) vs. Illinois (6-6), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Virginia (8-4) vs.Auburn (7-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 2 TicketCity Bowl At Dallas Penn State (9-3) vs. Houston (12-1), Noon (ESPNU) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Nebraska (9-3) vs. South Carolina (102), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Georgia (10-3) vs. Michigan State (103), 1 p.m. (ABC) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida (6-6) vs. Ohio State (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN2) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Stanford (11-1) vs. Oklahoma State (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Michigan (10-2) vs.Virginia Tech (11-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 4 Orange Bowl At Miami West Virginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl At Arlington,Texas Kansas State (10-2) vs. Arkansas (102), 8 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 7 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. SMU (7-5), Noon (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 8 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (10-2) vs. Northern Illinois (10-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 9 BCS National Championship At New Orleans LSU (13-0) vs. Alabama (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 21 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, TBA, (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 28 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Feb. 5 Texas vs. Nation At San Antonio Texas vs. Nation, 2 p.m. (CBSSN) NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoff Glance All Times EST First Round Saturday, Nov. 26 James Madison 20, Eastern Kentucky 17 Old Dominion 35, Norfolk State 18 Stony Brook 31, Albany (N.Y.) 28 Central Arkansas 34, Tennessee Tech 14 Second Round Saturday, Dec. 3 Georgia Southern 55, Old Dominion 48 Montana 41, Central Arkansas 14 Maine 34, Appalachian State 12 Sam Houston State 34, Stony Brook 27 Montana State 26, New Hampshire 25 Lehigh 40, Towson 38 North Dakota State 26, James Madison 14 Northern Iowa 28, Wofford 21 Quarterfinals Friday, Dec. 9 Montana 48, Northern Iowa 10 Saturday, Dec. 10 Sam Houston State 49, Montana State 13 Georgia Southern 35, Maine 23 North Dakota State 24, Lehigh 0 Semifinals Friday, Dec. 16 or Saturday, Dec. 17 Sam Houston State 31, Montana 28 North Dakota State 35, Georgia Southern 7 Championship Friday, Jan. 7 At Pizza Hut Park Frisco,Texas Sam Houston State (14-0) vs. North Dakota State (13-1), 1 p.m. NCAA Division II Football Playoff Glance All Times EST First Round Saturday, Nov. 19 North Greenville 63, Albany State (Ga.) 14 California (Pa.) 44, Elizabeth City State 0 Kutztown 17, Concord 14 North Alabama 43, West Alabama 27 Northwest Missouri State 35, Missouri Western 29 Minnesota-Duluth 30, Saginaw Valley 27 Wayne State (Mich.) 48, St.Cloud State 38 Washburn 52, Abilene Christian 49 Second Round Saturday, Nov. 26 New Haven 44, Kutztown 37 North Greenville 58, at Mars Hill 32 Northwest Missouri State 38, Midwestern State 31 Wayne State (Mich.) 38, NebraskaKearney 20 Winston-Salem 35, California (Pa.) 28 Delta State 42, North Alabama 14 Pittsburg State 31, Washburn 22 Minnesota-Duluth 24, Colorado StatePueblo 21 Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 3 Winston-Salem 27, New Haven 7 Wayne State (Mich.) 31, MinnesotaDuluth 25
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SPORTS ON TV TODAY EXTREME SPORTS 2 p.m. NBC — Winter Dew Tour, Nike Open, at Breckenridge, Colo. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m. FSN — Virginia at Oregon NFL FOOTBALL 1 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage, doubleheader FOX — Regional coverage 4 p.m. FOX — Regional coverage 4:15 p.m. CBS — Regional coverage, doubleheader game 8 p.m. NBC — Baltimore at San Diego WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 3 p.m. FSN — Southern Cal at Texas A&M 8:30 p.m. ESPN — UConn at Baylor Delta State 28, North Greenville 23 Pittsburg State 41, Northwest Missouri State 16 Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 10 Wayne State 21, Winston-Salem 14 Pittsburg State 49, Delta State 23 Championship Saturday, Dec. 17 At Braly Municipal Stadium Florence, Ala. Pittsburg State (Kan.) 35, Wayne State (Mich.) 21 NCAA Division III Football Playoff Glance All Times EST First Round Saturday, Nov. 19 Franklin 24, Thomas More 21 Kean 34, Christopher Newport 10 Salisbury 62, Western New England 24 St. John Fisher 23, Johns Hopkins 12 Delaware Valley 62, Norwich 10 Wesley 35, Hobart 28 Wabash 38, Illinois College 20 Centre 51, Hampden-Sydney 41 Mount Union 47, Benedictine (Ill.) 7 Wis.-Whitewater 59, Albion 0 St. Thomas (Minn.) 48, St. Scholastica 2 Monmouth (Ill.) 33, Illinois-Wesleyan 27 Mary Hardin-Baylor 34, Redlands 13 McMurry 25, Trinity (Texas) 16 North Central (Ill.) 59, Dubuque 13 Linfield 30, Cal Lutheran 27 Second Round Saturday, Nov. 26 Salisbury 49, Kean 47 St. John Fisher 27, Delaware Valley 14 Mount Union 30, Centre 10 Wabash 29, North Central (Ill.) 28 Wesley 49, Linfield 34 Wis.-Whitewater 41, Franklin 14 St. Thomas (Minn.) 38, Monmouth (Ill.) 10 Mary Hardin-Baylor 49, McMurry 20 Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 3 Mount Union 20, Wabash 8 Wis.-Whitewater 34, Salisbury 14 St. Thomas (Minn.) 45, St. John Fisher 10 Wesley 27, Mary Hardin-Baylor 24 Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 10 Mount Union 28, Wesley 21 Wis.-Whitewater 20, St. Thomas (Minn.) 0 Championship Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl Friday, Dec. 16 At Salem Stadium Salem,Va. Wisconsin-Whitewater 13, Mount Union 10 NAIA Football Playoff Glance All Times EST First Round Saturday, Nov. 19 Marian (Ind.) 31, Grand View (Iowa) 0 St. Francis (Ind.) 28, Missouri Valley 14 Georgetown (Ky.) 21, Benedictine (Kan.) 7 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 40, Southern Nazarene (Okla.) 28 St. Xavier (Ill.) 51, Bethel (Tenn.) 13 St. Francis (Ill.) 21, Morningside (Iowa) 17 Carroll (Mont.) 47, Valley City State (N.D.) 0 Azusa Pacific 49, Ottawa (Kan.) 26 Quarterfinals Saturday, Nov. 26 Marian (Ind.) 49, St. Francis (Ill.) 7 Georgetown (Ky.) 26, St. Francis (Ind.) 14 St. Xavier (Ill.) 22, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 14 Carroll (Mont.) 17, Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 14 Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 3 St. Xavier (Ill.) 30, Marian (Ind.) 27 Carroll (Mont.) 35, Georgetown (Ky.) 3 Championship Saturday, Dec. 17 At Barron Stadium Rome, Ga. St. Xavier (Ill.) 24, Carroll (Mont.) 20
BASKETBALL Boys Basketball Scores Saturday Antwerp 56, Continental 49 Apple Creek Waynedale 58, Kidron Cent. Christian 49 Ashland 54, Willard 41 Ashtabula Edgewood 46, Fairview, Pa. 43 Aurora 64, Perry 53 Bascom Hopewell-Loudon 41, Dola Hardin Northern 31 Beallsville 69, Paden City, W.Va. 39 Caldwell 59, Bellaire St. John 36 Carlisle 70, Newton Local 40 Celina 50, Maria Stein Marion Local 45 Chagrin Falls Kenston 50, Chagrin Falls 48, OT Chesterland W. Geauga 64, Painesville Harvey 63 Chillicothe 46, Cols. Hamilton Twp. 24 Cin. Riverview East 50, Batavia 46 Cin. St. Xavier 73, Cin. Glen Este 45 Cin. Woodward 63, Oak Ridge, Fla. 58 Cle. Hts. 63, Lakewood St. Edward 58 Collins Western Reserve 57, Monroeville 48 Cols. Eastmoor 86, Day. Northridge 38 Cols. Eastmoor 86, Johnstown Northridge 38
Cols. Hartley 66, Whitehall-Yearling 40 Cols. Marion-Franklin 80, Groveport Madison Christian 62 Cols. Northland 73, Logan, W.Va. 49 Cols. St. Charles 44, Worthington Christian 34 Columbus Grove 66, Arlington 61, OT Convoy Crestview 53, Rockford Parkway 36 Coshocton 62, Fairfield Christian 57 Dalton 68, Hartville Lake Center Christian 44 Defiance 65, Bryan 49 Delaware Christian 67, Gilead Christian 38 Dresden Tri-Valley 68, McConnelsville Morgan 51 Findlay 62, Tol. Waite 57 Findlay Liberty-Benton 63, Lima Bath 50 Gahanna Lincoln 63, Cols. East 55 Grove City 89, Ashville Teays Valley 57 Hamilton New Miami 71, Day. Temple Christian 65 Haviland Wayne Trace 45, Van Wert Lincolnview 42 Kalida 63, Delphos Jefferson 37 Lafayette Allen E. 55, McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley 46 Leipsic 80, Miller City 61 Lexington 53, Galion 32 Lima Cent. Cath. 54, OttawaGlandorf 42 Lima Perry 44, Ada 42 Magnolia Sandy Valley 72, Belmont Union Local 47 Maple Hts. 73, Warrensville Hts. 53 McComb 50, N. Baltimore 26 Milford 58, Brookwood School, Ga. 51 Milton-Union 62, Arcanum 52 N. Robinson Col. Crawford 69, Bucyrus 45 Napoleon 68, Bowling Green 56 New Lebanon Dixie 62, Lewisburg Tri-County N. 20 New Madison Tri-Village 72, Greenville 34 New Riegel 72, Van Buren 45 Newark 60, Zanesville 37 Oak Harbor 44, Milan Edison 43 Parkersburg Christian, W.Va. 55, St. Clairsville E. Richland Christian 26 Plain City Jonathan Alder 58, Marion Harding 29 Plymouth 58, Ashland Mapleton 35 Port Clinton 60, Castalia Margaretta 56, OT Powell Olentangy Liberty 59, Westerville N. 50 Richmond, Ind. 65, Cols. Upper Arlington 60 Richmond Hts. 70, Beachwood 68 Ridgeway Ridgemont 59, Cedarville 52 Riverside Stebbins 76, Piqua 48 Shekinah Christian 75, Mansfield Christian 49 Shelby 63, Ontario 60 Spencerville 61, Ottoville 42 St. Henry 59, Wapakoneta 57 St. Marys Memorial 45, Coldwater 34 Tiffin Columbian 64, Kenton 51 Upper Sandusky 57, Carey 40 Vanlue 74, Fostoria St. Wendelin 31 Vincent Warren 55, Waverly 45 Westerville Cent. 60, Lancaster 35 Youngs. Ursuline 69, Farrell, Pa. 40 Zanesville Rosecrans 54, Heath 38 Holzer Tournament Ironton 64, St. Clairsville 51 Oak Hill 69, Albany Alexander 42 Tree of Life 41, Portsmouth Notre Dame 24 Steve Smith Tournament Spring. NW 72, Cle. Hts. Lutheran E. 38 Wheeling Park Shootout Magnolia, W.Va. 72, Belmont Union Local 47 WQKT Tournament Creston Norwayne 61, Millersburg W. Holmes 57 N. Can. Hoover 67, Wooster 39 Newark Cath. 64, Wooster Triway 53 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Cle. MLK vs. Steubenville, ccd. Girls Basketball Scores Saturday Akr. Hoban 46, Chardon NDCL 43 Akr. SVSM 60, Cle. St. Joseph 50 Akr. Elms 38, Kidron Cent. Christian 19 Akr. Manchester 61, Wooster Triway 55 Batavia Amelia 48, Felicity-Franklin 30 Beallsville 61, Paden City, W.Va. 19 Beavercreek 52, Huber Hts. Wayne 51, OT Bedford 36, Warrensville Hts. 26 Bellbrook 67, Eaton 52 Bellevue 47, Norwalk 27 Beloit W. Branch 52, Salem 22 Bowerston Conotton Valley 65, Steubenville Cath. Cent. 32 Bradford 52, W. Alexandria Twin Valley S. 37 Brecksville-Broadview Hts. 63, Berea 34 Brookville 48, Monroe 43 Bucyrus 61, Upper Sandusky 49 Can. Glenoak 50, Youngs. Boardman 48 Canal Winchester Harvest Prep 53, W. Jefferson 47 Cedarville 65, Ridgeway Ridgemont 20 Centerburg 78, Johnstown-Monroe 72 Centerville 67, Springfield 23 Chillicothe Zane Trace 44,
MIAMI VALLEY SUNDAY NEWS • WWW.TROYDAILYNEWS.COM Williamsport Westfall 34 Cin. Colerain 69, Middletown 36 Cin. Hills Christian Academy 65, Cin. Clark Montessori 22 Cin. Mt. Healthy 61, Cin. NW 35 Cin. N. College Hill 67, Cin. Woodward 35 Cin. Princeton 69, Fairfield 65 Cin. Summit Country Day 54, Batavia 23 Cin. Sycamore 42, Liberty Twp. Lakota E. 27 Cin. Western Hills 51, St. Bernard 41 Cin. Winton Woods 56, Harrison 25 Clarksville Clinton-Massie 43, London Madison Plains 38 Coldwater 46, Van Wert 43 Cols. Africentric 68, Saint Joseph Central, W.Va. 58 Cols. DeSales 46, Cols. Centennial 34 Cols. Hartley 48, Worthington Christian 27 Cols. Upper Arlington 47, Cols. Eastmoor 38 Crestline 52, Mt. Blanchard Riverdale 50 Cuyahoga Falls CVCA 60, Can. Timken 50 Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 77, Cle. Hts. Beaumont 52 Day. Carroll 56, Middletown Fenwick 10 Day. Christian 61, Yellow Springs 30 Day. Northridge 65, New Lebanon Dixie 41 Day. Thurgood Marshall 44, Trotwood-Madison 36 Dover 49, Byesville Meadowbrook 32 Doylestown Chippewa 33, Louisville Aquinas 28 Dresden Tri-Valley 67, New Lexington 39 E. Cle. Shaw 51, Maple Hts. 42 Eastlake N. 67, Madison 32 Elyria Cath. 57, N. Ridgeville 46 Fairview 49, Columbia Station Columbia 16 Fredericktown 53, Johnstown Northridge 38 Ft. Recovery 54, Jay Co., Ind. 49, OT Greenfield McClain 44, London 28 Greenville 61, W. Carrollton 44 Hamilton Badin 67, Cin. Purcell Marian 35 Hamilton Ross 55, Norwood 46 Hartville Lake Center Christian 42, Rittman 36 Huron 63, Monroeville 43 Jamestown Greeneview 52, Mechanicsburg 48 Kalida 52, Ft. Jennings 38 Kettering Fairmont 54, Clayton Northmont 43 Kings Mills Kings 53, Cin. Walnut Hills 30 Lima Sr. 38, Lima Cent. Cath. 36 Lorain Clearview 55, Rocky River Lutheran W. 38 Lyndhurst Brush 46, Parma 41 Madison Christian 31, Granville Christian 27 Mansfield St. Peter's 68, Plymouth 28 Marietta 59, Cambridge 34 Mason 45, Cin. Oak Hills 21 Mayfield 51, Brunswick 49 McComb 57, Defiance Ayersville 54 McConnelsville Morgan 47, New Concord John Glenn 41 Medina Highland 60, Copley 36 Mentor 60, Strongsville 27 Miamisburg 59, Lebanon 54 Middleburg Hts. Midpark 92, Avon Lake 33 Middletown Madison 57, Carlisle 29 Milford 43, Cin. Anderson 32 Minster 44, Ft. Loramie 43 Navarre Fairless 50, Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley 45 New Bremen 49, Delphos Jefferson 44 New Madison Tri-Village 54, Covington 34 New Matamoras Frontier 46, Caldwell 36 New Paris National Trail 57, Union City Mississinawa Valley 48 New Washington Buckeye Cent. 55, Lucas 28 Newark Licking Valley 63, Heath 35 Newcomerstown 59, Tuscarawas Cent. Cath. 51 Northwood 54, Lakeside Danbury 44 Norton 48, Mogadore Field 26 Oberlin Firelands 52, Medina Buckeye 44 Olmsted Falls 46, Amherst Steele 41, OT Ontario 53, Bucyrus Wynford 48 Ottoville 75, Spencerville 42 Oxford Talawanda 44, Trenton Edgewood 28 Parkersburg Christian, W.Va. 44, St. Clairsville E. Richland Christian 29 Peninsula Woodridge 49, Garrettsville Garfield 32 Perrysburg 77, Marion Harding 30 Poland Seminary 34, New Middletown Spring. 25 Portsmouth 47, Gallipolis Gallia 33 Raceland, Ky. 51, Portsmouth Notre Dame 31 Ravenna 41, Kent Roosevelt 30 Ravenna SE 45, Mogadore 38 Richmond Edison 51, Oak Glen, W.Va. 29 Shaker Hts. Hathaway Brown 60, Sandusky Perkins 49 Shekinah Christian 74, Mansfield Christian 26 Shelby 75, Sandusky 53 Sidney 47, Piqua 29 Smithville 65, Ashland Crestview 26 Spring. Cath. Cent. 55, Spring. NE 40 Spring. Kenton Ridge 100, Riverside Stebbins 33 Springboro 69, Xenia 21 St. Henry 55, Sidney Lehman 26 St. Paris Graham 40, Lewistown Indian Lake 35 Thornville Sheridan 58, Philo 41 Tipp City Tippecanoe 66, Spring. Shawnee 50 Tol. Waite 48, Dublin Coffman 45 Troy 42, Vandalia Butler 36 Utica 60, Loudonville 36 Vermilion 68, New London 56 W. Chester Lakota W. 41, Hamilton 29 Warren Harding 68, Cortland Lakeview 55 Warren JFK 63, Garfield Hts. Trinity 30 Westlake 57, N. Olmsted 37 Wheelersburg 44, Minford 28 Wheeling Park, W.Va. 59, Shadyside 49 Whitehall-Yearling 38, Gahanna Cols. Academy 34 Willard 67, Tiffin Columbian 50 Wilmington 53, Loveland 41 Wooster 61, Lexington 48 Xenia Christian 40, Day. Ponitz Tech. 30 Zanesville 43, New Philadelphia 31 Zanesville Rosecrans 50, Warsaw River View 35 Zanesville W. Muskingum 54, Zanesville Maysville 40 Holzer Chillicothe tournament Pickerington Cent. 67, Albany Alexander 11
Holzer/OU Tournament Oak Hill 44, Beverly Ft. Frye 34 John Marshall Tournament Consolation Parkersburg South, W.Va. 64, Wintersville Indian Creek 35 Lady Rockets Classic Ironton Rock Hill 58, Stewart Federal Hocking 43 79, Racine Nelsonville-York Southern 45 Portsmouth W. 63, McArthur Vinton County 49 Wellston 62, Green 37
GOLF Australian Masters Scores Saturday At Victoria Golf Club Melbourne, Australia Purse: $1.02 million Yardage: 6,886; Par: 71 a-amateur Third Round Geoff Ogilvy..................71-66-63—200 Ian Poulter.....................65-68-69—202 Nathan Green...............69-68-67—204 Ashley Hall....................66-70-68—204 Steven Bowditch...........70-69-67—206 Greg Chalmers.............69-70-67—206 Peter Lonard .................67-70-69—206 Kieran Pratt...................67-70-69—206 Matthew Giles...............67-68-71—206 John Senden ................70-70-67—207 Peter Senior..................69-70-68—207 Brent McCullough.........71-66-70—207 Brent McCullough.........71-66-70—207 David Smail...................70-73-65—208 Marcus Fraser...............70-69-69—208 Luke Donald..................69-70-69—208 Cameron Percy.............70-69-69—208 Jarrod Lyle ....................67-71-70—208 Brendan Jones .............69-68-71—208 Thailand Golf Championship Leading Scores Saturday At Amata Spring Country Club Bangkok Purse: $1 million Yardage: 7,322; Par: 72 Third Round Lee Westwood..............60-64-73—197 Charl Schwartzel ..........69-66-66—201 Michael Thompson.......69-66-69—204 Guido Van der Valk.......71-69-66—206 Simon Dyson ................69-70-68—207 Jyoti Randhawa............73-70-65—208 Chawalit Plaphol...........73-71-65—209 Prom Meesawat ...........72-68-69—209 Rikard Karlberg.............72-71-66—209 Daisuke Maruyama ......73-68-68—209 John Daly......................65-73-72—210 Kwanchai Tannin...........69-71-70—210 Dubai Ladies Masters Leading Scores Saturday At Emirates Golf Club (The Majlis) Dubai, United Arab Emirates Purse: $650,000 Yardage: 6,425; Par: 72 Final Lexi Thompson........70-66-70-67—273 Lee-Anne Pace .......69-72-67-69—277 Sophie Gustafson ...71-67-69-71—278 Becky Morgan .........70-69-70-70—279 Pernilla Lindberg .....72-68-68-71—279 Bregman..................68-73-68-70—279 Julieta Granada.......68-71-70-72—281 Alison Walshe..........70-74-68-69—281 Georgina Simpson..72-70-73-67—282 Florentyna Parker....72-70-71-69—282 Caroline Hedwall.....75-69-68-70—282 Lydia Hall.................72-74-69-68—283 Christel Boeljon.......69-72-73-69—283 Sara Brown..............71-71-72-69—283 Margherita Rigon ....70-68-74-71—283
HOCKEY National Hockey League All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Philadelphia 31 20 8 3 43110 91 N.Y. Rangers 30 18 8 4 40 87 67 Pittsburgh 33 18 11 4 40107 88 New Jersey 32 18 13 1 37 90 92 N.Y. Islanders 30 10 14 6 26 69 97 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 31 21 9 1 43108 61 Boston Buffalo 32 16 13 3 35 89 94 Toronto 32 16 13 3 35100105 33 15 14 4 34102116 Ottawa Montreal 33 13 13 7 33 85 89 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 32 17 9 6 40 87 82 Florida 32 15 13 4 34 89 97 Winnipeg Washington 30 16 13 1 33 90 94 Tampa Bay 32 14 16 2 30 87107 Carolina 33 10 18 5 25 84113 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 32 20 8 4 44107 96 Detroit 31 20 10 1 41104 69 St. Louis 31 18 9 4 40 76 65 Nashville 32 17 11 4 38 85 84 Columbus 32 9 19 4 22 76105 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 33 20 8 5 45 84 72 Vancouver 32 19 11 2 40106 80 Calgary 32 14 14 4 32 80 90 Edmonton 31 14 14 3 31 85 84 Colorado 32 14 17 1 29 86 99 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas 31 18 12 1 37 80 86 San Jose 29 16 10 3 35 83 72 Phoenix 32 16 13 3 35 84 85 Los Angeles 32 14 14 4 32 69 79 Anaheim 32 9 18 5 23 75105 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday's Games Florida 3, Calgary 2, SO Buffalo 5, Toronto 4 Ottawa 6, Pittsburgh 4 New Jersey 6, Dallas 3 Chicago 4, Anaheim 1 Saturday's Games Nashville 2, St. Louis 1, SO N.Y. Islanders 2, Minnesota 1, SO Boston 6, Philadelphia 0 Vancouver 5, Toronto 3 New Jersey 5, Montreal 3 Pittsburgh 8, Buffalo 3 Winnipeg 5, Anaheim 3 Detroit 8, Los Angeles 2 Tampa Bay 3, Columbus 2 N.Y. Rangers 3, Phoenix 2 Washington at Colorado, 9 p.m. Edmonton at San Jose, 10 p.m. Sunday's Games Carolina at Florida, 5 p.m. Calgary at Chicago, 7 p.m. Columbus at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Monday's Games Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Toronto, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Dallas, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 9 p.m. Detroit at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
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Most wonderful day of year comes late Many postponing holiday shopping until after Christmas Day NEW YORK (AP) — When Emily Russell’s two young sons wake up on Christmas morning, they’ll find that Santa left them a note instead of the videogames they requested. “Hey, I couldn’t get by your house last night,” Russell, a single mother from Kernersville, N.C., plans to write to her sons and sign Santa’s name. “Your mom is going to take you to the store when she can.” Some people have always postponed Christmas celebrations because their jobs don’t pause for the holiday. But in the weak economy, folks are delaying Christmas for another reason: money. Deloitte’s annual holiday survey for the first time asked shoppers whether they planned to wait until January to do the bulk of their shopping for Christmas. Six percent of the more than 5,000 respondents said they did. The strategy can pay off. After Christmas, retailers offer discounts of up to 75 percent on a wider variety of items than they do in the weeks leading up to the holiday. It’s something cost-conscious shoppers have gotten hip to. Retail sales during the seven days after Christmas rose yearover-year in three of the past five years, according to research firm ShopperTrak. And last year, yearover-year online spending grew by 22 percent on Dec. 26 and 56 percent on Dec. 27, according to computer giant IBM’s (NYSE:IBM) retail consulting arm. Elaine Wu and her husband plan to wait until the day after Christmas to shop because they’ve agreed not to spend more than $150 for each other a difficult task given they like to
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In this Dec. 26, 2009, file photo, early morning shoppers take advantage of the after-Christmas sale at Target in Colma, Calif. Lots of people postpone Christmas celebrations because their jobs don’t pause for the holiday traditionally intended to commemorate the birth of Christ. But in the weak economy, folks are delaying Christmas for another reason: money. It’s so prevalent that this year, Deloitte’s annual holiday survey for the first time asked shoppers whether they planned to wait until January 2012 to do the bulk of their shopping for Christmas 2011. Six percent of the more than 5,000 respondents said they are planning to wait. splurge on upscale Marc Jacobs handbags and Armani shoes. Wu says she’s also waiting until after Christmas to shop for some of her friends. Real friends, she figures, wouldn’t want her to go through the headache of shopping in the pre-Christmas madness anyway. “Just because it’s a day late doesn’t mean it’s going to be any less special or didn’t come from the same sentiment,” says Wu, 36, a marketing manager for the startup website BlogHer in Silicon Valley. “It just means that it’s going to save us 60 percent.” Postponing Christmas Day, originally a Christian holiday to celebrate the birth of Christ, is almost unheard of in some circles. About 95 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas including 80
Returns are big for the holidays
Skyline Chili Troy wins again TROY — Skyline Chili Troy received the 2011 Strategy Execution Award at the annual awards banquet in Cincinnati. The award includes highest customer satisfaction scores in the company, seven years running; employee retention; and outstanding restaurant cleanliness and food quality Also Skyline Chili Troy, 1775 W. Main St., recently underwent a complete restaurant makeover. The entire dining room has been updated for a warmer, inviting and even more comfortable feeling upon entering and while dining. Skyline Chili said it wanted to reinvest in the restaurant and the community. Also, Skyline Chili Troy recently hired nine new employees to better serve and accommodate the increase in business. General Manager Mike Fariello credits the support from his loyal and dedicated team and loyal Skyline Chili fans for making the Troy store a fun place to work and visit. Fariello went on to add that his high employee retention rate is due in part to several team members from the same family, which adds to the overall continuity of service and hospitality.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ah, the warm feelings of the holidays: Comfort and joy. Good cheer. And buyer’s remorse. People who rushed to snag discounts on TVs, toys and other gifts are quickly returning them for muchneeded cash. The shopping season started out strong for stores, but it looks like the spending binge has given way to a holiday hangover. Return rates spiked when the Great Recession struck and have stayed high. For every dollar stores take in this holiday season, they’ll have to give back 9.9 cents in returns, up from 9.8 last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s survey of 110 retailers. In
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better economic times, it’s about 7 cents. This time of year, fractions of a penny add up. Stores are expected to ring up $453 billion during the holiday season. Merchants make up to 40 percent of their annual sales in the last two months of the year. Returns are typically associated more with January than December. After all, that hot pink sweater with yellow stars on the sleeves may not be exactly what your sister had in mind. But these days, more is going back before it ever gets to Santa’s sack. “When the bills come in and the money isn’t there, you have to return,” says Jennifer Kersten, 33, of
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College in Sioux City, Iowa, says if you’re celebrating anywhere between Dec. 25 and Jan. 6, “you’re not even doing it late.” That may be a relief to Mujtaba Al-Qudaihi of Baltimore, Md., who plans to spend Dec. 25 watching a movie, catching up on reading or killing time on the Internet. His real Christmas celebration, which includes his dad dressing up as Santa and the extended family exchanging gifts and eating a big meal, will happen a few days later. That’s because it’s cheaper for Al-Qudaihi and other relatives to fly to his parents’ home in Indianapolis after Christmas. Besides, Al-Qudaihi figures that the prices on gifts he plans to buy will be much cheaper after Christmas.
percent of non-Christians, according to Gallup polls. But Bruce David Forbes, author of “Christmas: A Candid History,” says those who delay Christmas festivities can take some comfort in the fact that Dec. 25 isn’t the date of the birth of Christ. When Christians started celebrating his birth in the 300s after the Roman emperor Constantine converted to that religion, they didn’t know the birthdate, so it appears that they picked a day to coincide with Romans’ midwinter celebrations of their own gods. Meanwhile, Christians in more eastern countries, like Turkey and Greece, were already celebrating on Jan. 6. So, Forbes, who teaches religious studies at Morningside
“Nothing changes,” says AlQudaihi, 27, who works in information-technology consulting for a public university. “Just the date.” Danielle McCurley of Lacey, Wash., also is planning to postpone Christmas a couple days. She wants to wait until her financial aid check for her school tuition arrives so she can spend the extra money on gifts. In normal years, McCurley would have finished her Christmas shopping weeks ago. But this year is different: After losing her job as a home health aide, McCurley, 32, returned to school to study social work this fall. Adding to that, her husband, Mario, was out of work for a year and a half, though he recently found a job as a security guard. McCurley, who has three children ages 4, 5 and 11, thinks her youngest two won’t really notice. Her oldest will, but she already bought his present: a secondhand netbook that she got for a third of the original price at $100. And she figures her mom, her three brothers and her husband won’t really mind the late presents. “They’re adults,” McCurley says. “I don’t think they’ll be too upset.” Meanwhile, Russell, the North Carolinian mom, isn’t sure how her sons, ages 8 and 10, will react when they learn Christmas will come late for them. Postponing the celebration is the only way Russell, a customer service worker, can manage to afford Christmas this year because she had to take two weeks off without pay recently when her youngest had his tonsils removed. She figures if she waits until after Christmas to go shopping, she’ll be able to scrounge up money to buy each boy a video game, a board game and one piece of clothing. “It might be a little upsetting to start with,” says Russell, 41. “I’ll tell them, ‘I’m sorry Santa didn’t come by today. Maybe he’ll come by next week.’”
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tag or receipt required. But that can backfire. “Spurring more returns wasn’t part of the plan,” says Al Sambar, a retail strategist for consulting firm Kurt Salmon. • Stores are undercutting each other in a tough economy. Wanda Vazquez spent $39.99 at a New York Target on iPad speakers for her 12year-old daughter, then returned them when she found something similar for $16.99 at Marshalls. Consumer electronics in particular are being returned at a rapid clip. Stores and manufacturers are expected to spend $17 billion re-boxing, repairing, restocking and reselling electronics this year.
Miami. She spent $300 the day after Thanksgiving on books, movies and clothes for her nephews. Last week she returned half of it. Some reasons for the many unhappy returns: • Shoppers are bingeing on big discounts. Stores are desperate to get people in the door. But the same shoppers who find a “60 percent off” tag too good to resist may realize at home that they busted the budget. • Stores have made it easier to take things back. Nordstrom is letting online shoppers return items at no extra charge this year. It used to charge $6. Other stores are offering more time to return or rolling out “no questions asked” policies no
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TODAY IN HISTORY In 1957, the Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania, the first public, full-scale commercial nuclear facility to generate electricity in the United States, went on line. (It was taken out of service in 1982.) In 1958, the world’s first communications satellite, SCORE (Signal Communication by Orbiting Relay Equipment), was launched by the United States aboard an Atlas rocket.
Today is Sunday, Dec. 18, the 352nd day of 2011. There are 13 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight: On Dec. 18, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery, was declared in effect by Secretary of State William H. Seward. On this date: In 1940, Adolf Hitler ordered secret preparations for Nazi Germany to invade the Soviet Union. (Operation Barbarossa was launched in June 1941.)
In 1969, Britain’s House of Lords joined the House of Commons in making permanent a 1965 ban on the death penalty for murder. In 1971, the Rev. Jesse Jackson announced in Chicago the founding of Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity). In 1972, the United States began heavy bombing of North Vietnamese targets during the Vietnam War. (The bombardment ended 11 days later.)
Egypt military uses heavy hand in crushing protest CAIRO (AP) — Troops pulled women across the pavement by their hair, knocking off their Muslim headscarves. Young activists were kicked in the head until they lay motionless in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Unfazed by TV cameras catching every move, Egypt’s military took a dramatically heavier hand Saturday to crush protests against
its rule in nearly 48 hours of continuous fighting in Egypt’s capital that has left more than 300 injured and nine dead, many of them shot to death. The most sustained crackdown yet is likely a sign that the generals who took power after the February ouster of Hosni Mubarak are confident that the Egyptian public is on its side after two
rounds of widely acclaimed parliament elections, that Islamist parties winning the vote will stay out of the fight while pro-democracy protesters become more isolated. Still, the generals risk turning more Egyptians against them, especially from outrage over the abuse of women. Photos and video posted online showed troops pulling up the shirt of one woman
protester in a conservative headscarf, leaving her half-naked as they dragged her in the street. “Do they think this is manly?” Toqa Nosseir, a 19-year old student, said of the attacks on women. “Where is the dignity?” Nosseir joined the protest over her parents’ objections because she couldn’t tolerate the clashes she had seen.
“No one can approve or accept what is happening here,” she said. “The military council wants to silence all criticism. They want to hold on power … I will not accept this humiliation just for the sake of stability.” Nearby in Tahrir, protesters held up newspapers with the image of the half-stripped woman on the front page to passing cars.
Flash floods deadly in Philippines MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Flash floods devastated a southern Philippines region unaccustomed to serious storms, killing at least 450 people while they slept, rousting hundreds of others to their rooftops and turning two coastal cities into muddy, debris-filled waterways that were strewn with overturned vehicles and toppled trees. With nearly 300 people missing, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and top military officials were to fly to the worst-hit city of Cagayan de Oro on Sunday to help oversee search-andrescue efforts and deal with thousands of displaced villagers, as the weather began to clear and floodwaters receded. Among the items urgently needed are coffins and body bags, said Benito Ramos, who heads the govern-
ment’s disaster-response agency. “It’s overwhelming. We didn’t expect these many dead,” Ramos said. Army officers reported unidentified bodies piled up in morgues in Cagayan de Oro city, where electricity was restored in some areas, although the city of more than 500,000 people remained without tap water. Most of the victims were asleep Friday night when raging floodwaters cascaded from the mountains after 12 hours of rain from a late-season tropical storm in the southern Mindanao region. The region is unaccustomed to the typhoons that are common elsewhere in the archipelago. Ayi Hernandez, a former congressman, said he and his family were resting in their home in Cagayan de
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Oro late Friday when they heard a loud “swooshing sound” and water quickly rose ankle-deep inside. He decided to evacuate to a neighbor’s two-story house. “It was a good thing, because in less than an hour the water rose to about 11 feet (3.3 meters),” filling his home up to the ceiling, he said. At least 450 people were killed in the floods, Philippine Red Cross Secretary General Gwen Pang and other officials said. At least 229 died in Cagayan de Oro and 144 in nearby Iligan, which has more than 300,000 residents. The rest died in several other southern and central provinces, Pang said. Many of the bodies were unclaimed after nearly 24 hours, suggesting that entire families had died, she said.
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Members of The Ohio State University Marching Band prepare to dot the “i” in Script Ohio during the Ohio State Buckeyes Football game against Penn State in November.
Script Ohio Formation a staple for 75 years during a football game against Indiana University. The rest, as they say, is history. In the 75 years since then, COLUMBUS — Often lost in the lore of one of The Ohio State Script Ohio has become a staple University’s most legendary tra- of the OSU marching band’s perditions is the fact it drew heavily formances at football games. In front of more than 100,000 from its “rival up north.” screaming fans, the band first According to The Ohio State forms a triple Block O formation, Library, the OSU marching then unwinds to form the letters band’s famous “Script Ohio” for“Ohio” while playing Robert mation was actually taken from Planquette’s Le Régiment de a floating formation first perSambre et Meuse. Led by the formed by the University of drum major, the formation ends Michigan band in 1932. Four with a different fourth- or fifthyears later, however, The Ohio State University marching band year sousaphone player “dotting The Ohio State University Marching Band presents a uniform appearance while marching onto the adopted Script Ohio as its own, • See SCRIPT OHIO on B2 field Sept. 10, 2011. first performing Oct. 24, 1936, BY DAVID FONG Executive Editor email@example.com
The Ohio State University Marching Band rolls out onto Ohio Stadium recently.
A cap sits on the field after falling to the ground during a performance at Ohio Stadium.
ABOVE: Members of large brass and percussion group from The Ohio State University Marching Band tip their scarlet and grey caps prior to a home game at Ohio Stadium. RIGHT: The Ohio State University Marching Band demonstrates its reputation through performances at all home football games.
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IT HAPPENED YEARS AGO BY PATRICK D. KENNEDY For the Troy Daily News TROY — We are very fortunate to have so many physical reminders of our past here in Miami County. From the grand old courthouse to the ColemanAllen-Saidelman building to the Hayner Center to the Fort Piqua Plaza Library and many other sites throughout old Miami, the echoes of the past are all around us. From time-to-time some of these “souvenirs” of history are lost forever and some are saved (e.g. The Johnston-Troy Foundation House and the Stouder home). Just under two weeks ago, the house at 111 S. Crawford St. in Troy was a victim of a fire, which caused extensive damage to the structure. According to Fire Chief Boehringer, the damage to the home was approximately $70,000, which is about the same as its appraised value. It is unknown if the home is even salvageable. The quaint home has some interesting connections to some of our local history in Troy. Charles Morris Sr. built the house in 1858. Morris, who was a native of New Jersey, became an early Troy resident when he arrived in 1813. The population of Troy at the time would have been around 250 souls. Morris’ brother, David H. Morris, was a very early pioneer in Bethel Township and it is likely that Charles followed him to this area. As a carpenter, Morris’ life was not one of big business deals, public office or riches, but he did carve out a nice life here and built the sturdy little home that has outlasted most other structures from that era. Charles Morris Sr.’s son, Charles Jr., was one of the men who erected the Morris House, which is now the beautiful senior housing at the corner of South Market and West Franklin streets. Charles Jr. also served as mayor of Troy for one year (1853). In turn, the grandson of pioneer Charles, John W. Morris served two separate times as mayor of Troy. It is will be a loss of just a little more connectedness with our history if the house cannot be saved.
25 Years Ago: Dec. 18-31, 1986 • SHELBY COUNTY — Smiles, happiness and the Christmas spirit has won! Recently, a young man playing a sad prank cut down a cedar tree near Fair Road in Sidney and replaced it with a “Bah Humbug” sign. Now, through donations, volunteers and good heartedness a nice Greenhill Spruce was planted with a little ceremony on Dec. 20. It was not known
The Charles Morris House at 111 S. Crawford was erected in 1858. This photo was taken about about 1973, and was provided by the Troy Historical Society. The house was heavily damaged by fire recently. whether the nurses who originally decorated the other tree — Judy Cartwright, Mary Ellen Schweitzer, Vickie Schneider, Susan Whitman and Cheryl Perrion — will continue their happy tradition. But, suddenly one morning, decorations appeared on the new tree … hmmm. 50 Years Ago: Dec. 18-31, 1961 • COVINGTON — One of this community’s former mayors in the person of George Washington Hollopeter died Dec. 27. Although he was 95 years old, his death is mourned by many in the village who fondly remember his life of community service, including 14 years as mayor and 26 years as a justice of the peace. Mr. Hollopeter’s parents migrated to this area from Pennsylvania in the 1800’s and his father was a soldier in the Civil War. The former mayor himself was a member of Covington’s first militia and was proud of the fact. Summing up his years of service to the community several years ago Mr. Hollopeter stated with a smile, “I married, buried and jailed them. And I did it fair and square.” • TROY — The Troy Holiday Tournament trophy is back at Troy High School where it belongs. The high school basketball team beat the Tecumseh Arrows at Hobart Arena on Friday (Dec. 29) to win the tournament championship and the
Script Ohio the ultimate honor of “dotting the i” in Ohio State’s the i” in Script Ohio. On game against rival occasion, famous Ohioans Michigan. — such as former boxing This year, The Ohio heavyweight champion State University marchJames “Buster” Douglass, ing band celebrated the astronaut and politician 75th anniversary of John Glenn and former “Script Ohio,” which has Ohio State football coach been listed by both ESPN Woody Hayes — have had and Sports Illustrated as the honor of “dotting the i.” one of the greatest tradiIn the past, dozens of tions in college football. Miami County high school Troy Daily News chief graduates have had the photographer Anthony honor of marching in the Weber was there on Script Ohio formation. In numerous occasions to 1990, Troy High School document one of OSU’s graduate Cardiff Hall had grandest traditions.
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LIGHT A CANDLE OF LOVE. Since Christmas is a time for remembering, we are lighting a candle in our funeral home for all the families we have served this past year. As you enjoy this Christmas season, we hope this gesture will serve to remind you of Holidays past and the importance of family. May the quiet peace of Christmas fill your heart and home.
trophy. The Troy Holiday Tournament was initiated in 1957 and Troy has now won four of the five years; last year being the lone time they did not win. The short, two-day tournament consists of the Troy, Miami East, Milton-Union and Tecumseh high school boys basketball teams. Springfield Public High School was a participant for the first two years, but when the school split into the north and south district schools and dropped out of the tournament Miami East then joined the festivities. This year’s installment was quite exciting to the very end as the Trojans were leading but had to hold off a strong rally by the Arrows in the fourth quarter to win by a 51-48 score. 75 Years Ago: Dec. 18-31, 1936 • TROY — “What shall our tribute be, O Baby King, lying so low in your manger? Is there a gift we mortals can bring meet for this Heaven-sent stranger? Gold and Frankinsense and Myrrh they did bear, they of old who came to view Him. Dreaming no treasure too precious nor rare, for their proud offering to Him. Ay, and they came from a country afar, duly to love and honor Him - Led all the way by a beautiful star ‘til it stood spendid above Him. Then befell wonders no mortal might dream, soft hallelujahs resounding, out of the skies with bright angels a-gleam, peace and
goodwill all abounding. Could they forget it? Nay, never! Lifelong. Far above the earth’s proudest glory sounded the angels’ victorious song, echoed the marvelous story. Canst thou not come then, my heart, from afar, leaving thy care and thy pleasure; following the sweet Christmas Star bringing thy choicest of treasure? Love and remembrance and mercy and truth, penitance and soulcleansing sorrow; winning abundance of blessing,in sooth, strength for the year’s long tomorrow.” — Written in 1936 by Troy resident Frances Moore Geiger. • TROY — Waco has been awarded a contract by the United States Coast Guard for three cabin-type aircraft. The interesting part of the order is that the Coast Guard will supply the engines for all three planes. The aircraft will have communications equipment installed, as well as “blind” and night instruments for use in the most difficult circumstances. The craft will also be made so they can utilize traditional landing gear, pontoons or skis. The contract is worth $25,250 for the local concern. 100 Years Ago: Dec. 18-31, 1911 • MIAMI COUNTY — A gang well acquainted with the layout of the courthouse and where the money is kept was only partially successful in securing cash
from the county treasurer’s office on Tuesday (Dec. 19). The men gained entry into the courthouse through a washroom window which had been left open, probably for the very purpose of access, and then made their way into the court room to gather cushions and comforts. The crew then went to the treasurer’s office and used a “jimmy” to gain access and begin their work on the safe. Using nitoglycerin, the bandits were able to get into the main vault, where they lifted $30. A smaller safe, which is kept inside the vault and in which larger amounts of cash are kept with a combination-time lock, the men could not open. They used the cushions and comforts, which they had soaked with water, as a means to deaden the sound of the explosion, but could not get the door to the safe open The gang finally gave up and left with their $30. The smaller time-lock safe held approximately $2,500. Although the men were only able to procure a small amount of money they caused about $1,500 in damage to the office and safe. So far, no clues have been found as to the identity of the men, but they will be held fully accountable when they are discovered. • MIAMI COUNTY — The movement to secure a permanent and improved highway between Troy and Piqua is gaining momentum and possible state funding. A meeting between Troy, Piqua and county officials last Thursday evening (Dec. 21) adopted a resolution to request the county commissioners to make an application to the state highway department for the improvement of the road between the two Miami County cities. This needs to be done so the state engineer would be sent out to evaluate the proposed route and make cost estimates according to the various kinds of improvement possible. The road could be improved by constructing a brick paving, concrete paving or macadam paving. It was suggested that if the Troy-Piqua Pike was successfully improved, then it would awaken interest in modernizing other roads in the county, to which one of the commissioners present stated was of interest to the whole board of commissioners. May you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Patrick D. Kennedy is archivist at the Troy-Miami County Public Library’s Local History Library, 100 W. Main St., Troy, 335-4082.
Influencing American culture Professor writes book about food, middle class HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Fun fact for your next cocktail party, just as long as you don’t tell the bartender: Mississippi once had a law against tipping. How that law, passed in 1912 and repealed in 1926, came about is one theme explored in a new book by University of Southern Mississippi history professor Andrew Haley. It’s called “Turning the Tables: Restaurants and the Rise of the American Middle Class, 1880-1920” and details the relationship of food and class in the United States from such sources as old menus, magazines and newspaper accounts. If the subject sounds obscure, Haley said that it shouldn’t be surprising that food history has become a trendy academic topic. “There are very few things that everyone has to get,” said Haley, whose specialty is cultural histo-
ry. “Everybody doesn’t have to own a TV. Everyone doesn’t have to own a car. But we all eat. At some fundamental level, it is one of life’s shared experiences.” Haley’s argument is that in a 19th century world where most acceptable restaurants catered to the upper classes by serving expensive, ninecourse French cuisine, a group of folks “in the middle” started testing other more affordable, culinary waters. That meant crashing out-of-the-way eateries where “greasy” German or “garlicky” Italian food shocked the palate. Not to mention dangerously exotic Chinese fare. “They approach chop suey with fear,” Haley said, “only to find out that they love it.” In the process, these middle folks — managers, clerks and folks who work in department stores — begin to recognize themselves collectively as a
middle class. And that self-recognition helped remake American culture. “I would argue that in the 19th century American culture is shaped by upper class elite taste, whereas in the 20th century the middle class has come to define how we eat, the music we listen to, the way we dress,” Haley said. It’s also changed the food landscape of places like our very own Hattiesburg. Ever wonder why you have your pick of Thai, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Chinese and Italian restaurants in the heart of a Southern city? “These restaurants are not being built for the Italian or the Chinese populations. They are being built for the middle class that has this expansive taste,” explained Haley. Middle class influence can also be seen in the early 20th century war against tipping, which
attempted unsuccessfully to outlaw the undemocratic practice of buying good service. “The laws are completely ignored and by the 1920s they are basically repealed,” said Haley. Though his first book is published by an academic press, Haley said that is intended to engage an audience broader than fellow academics. So far it’s received some national press attention, with a blurb in the New York Times magazine in May and a mention in a recent Chicago Tribune article about tipping. Haley also had a book signing in September at The Kitchen Table on Hardy Street with around 35 people in attendance. “It looks like more people are going to read it than the 10 scholars interested in the subject, and I’m really happy about that,” he said.
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bration associated with a traditional Christmas service due to loss, grief, depression or other life circumstance. The service also includes laying on of hands and anointing for healing for any who desire this special form of prayer.
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Few teens sexting New research says practice far less common than thought CHICAGO (AP) — Teen sexting of nude photos online or via cellphone may be far less common than people think, new research suggests. Only 1 percent of kids aged 10 to 17 have shared images of themselves or others that involve explicit nudity, a nationally representative study found. Roughly the same number said they’d shared suggestive but less graphic photos; while 7 percent said they’d received either type of picture. The research suggests texting of sexual photos among younger kids is extremely rare but more common among older teens. The results are reassuring, showing that teen sexting isn’t rampant, usually isn’t malicious, and is generally not something parents should panic over, said lead author Kimberly Mitchell, a research assistant psychology professor at the University of New Hampshire. Previous reports said as many as one in five young people — 20 percent — have participated in sexting. But some surveys included older teens and people in their early 20s.
And some used definitions of sexting that included racy text messages without photos, or images “no more revealing than what someone might see at a beach,” authors of the new study said. They focused only on pictures, and asked more detailed questions about the kinds of racy photos kids are sharing. The researchers did a separate study on how police deal with teen sexting of photos. Contrary to some reports, that research suggests few kids are being prosecuted or forced to register as sex offenders for sexting. It estimates that nearly 4,000 teen sexting cases were reported to police nationwide in 2008 and 2009. Slightly more than onethird of those cases resulted in arrests. About onethird of all cases involved teens and young adults; the adults were much more likely to be arrested. The studies were released Monday in the journal Pediatrics. The research shows that sexting can range from incidents that some teen health experts consider typical adolescent explor-
ing — the 21st century version of sneaking a look at dad’s Playboy magazine — to malicious cases with serious consequences made possible by technology. For example, one case involved a 10-year-old boy who sent a cellphone picture of his genitals to an 11-year-old classmate “to gross her out.” The girl’s mother called police; the boy cried when questioned by police, who concluded he didn’t understand the magnitude of his actions and left the matter to his parents. Another involved a 16year-old girl who said she accidentally posted a nude photo of herself on a social networking site. A 16-yearold boy at her school found the photo and distributed it to 100 people when she refused his demand to send him more nude pictures. He was charged with a felony and was put on probation. The results suggest that police generally aren’t overreacting to teen sexting, said Janis Wolak, lead author of the second study. Some cases that aren’t clearly criminal are still worrisome and warrant intervention by parents or others, she said.
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Anonymous donors pay off Kmart layaway accounts OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The young father stood in line at the Kmart layaway counter, wearing dirty clothes and worn-out boots. With him were three small children. He asked to pay something on his bill because he knew he wouldn’t be able to afford it all before Christmas. Then a mysterious woman stepped up to the counter. “She told him, ‘No, I’m paying for it,’” recalled Edna Deppe, assistant manager at the store in Indianapolis. “He just stood there and looked at her and then looked at me and asked if it was a joke. I told him it wasn’t, and that she was going to pay for him. And he just busted out in tears.” At Kmart stores across the country, Santa seems to be getting some help: Anonymous donors are paying off strangers’ layaway buying the accounts, Christmas gifts other families couldn’t afford, especially toys and children’s clothes set aside by impoverished parents. Before she left the store Tuesday evening, the Indianapolis woman in her mid-40s had paid the layaway orders for as many as 50 people. On the way out, she handed out $50 bills and paid for two carts of toys for a woman in line at the cash register.
“She was doing it in the memory of her husband who had just died, and she said she wasn’t going to be able to spend it and wanted to make people happy with it,” Deppe said. The woman did not identify herself and only asked people to “remember Ben,” an apparent reference to her husband. Deppe, who said she’s worked in retail for 40 years, had never seen anything like it. “It was like an angel fell out of the sky and appeared in our store,” she said. Most of the donors have done their giving secretly. Bremser, an Dona Omaha nurse, was at work when a Kmart employee called to tell her that someone had paid off the $70 balance of her layaway account, which held nearly $200 in toys for her 4-yearold son. was speechless,” “I Bremser said. “It made me believe in Christmas again.” Dozens of other customers have received similar calls in Nebraska, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana and Montana. The benefactors generally ask to help families who are squirreling away items for young children. They often pay a portion of the balance, usually all but a few dollars or cents so the layaway order stays in the
store’s system. The phenomenon seems to have begun in Michigan before spreading, Kmart executives said. “It is honestly being driven by people wanting to do a good deed at this time of the year,” said Salima Yala, Kmart’s division vice president for layaway. The good Samaritans seem to be visiting mainly Kmart stores, though a Walmart spokesman said a few of his stores in Joplin, Mo., and Chicago have also seen some layaway accounts paid off. Kmart representatives say they did nothing to instigate the secret Santas or spread word of the generosity. But it’s happening as the company struggles to compete with chains such as Wal-Mart and Target. Kmart may be the focus of layaway generosity, Yala said, because it is one of the few large discount stores that has offered layaway year-round for about four decades. Under the program, customers can make purchases but let the store hold onto their merchandise as they pay it off slowly over several weeks. The sad memories of layaways lost prompted at least one good Samaritan to pay off the accounts of five people at an Omaha Kmart, said Karl Graff, the store’s assistant manager.
Kids benefit if parents watch TV with them NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New research at Vanderbilt University shows that children learn more from television viewing when parents participate as they would during book reading. According to a news
release from the school, children showed major gains in vocabulary and comprehension when parents asked them questions about the content rather than just leaving them alone in front of the screen.
Researchers said that parents get when involved with children watching television, it helps children interpret the information viewed and gives parents the chance to offer feedback on the content.
SCHOOL MENUS • BETHEL Monday — Elementary only — Domino’s pizza. High school only — chicken patty on a whole wheat bun, green beans, choice of fruit, milk. Tuesday —Cook’s choice. High school only — Domino’s pizza. Wednesday — Vegetable beef soup, wheat dinner roll, carrot sticks with dip, choice of fruit, milk. • BRADFORD SCHOOLS Monday — Chicken nuggets or chef salad, mashed potatoes with chicken gravy, fruit cup, dinner roll and milk. Tuesday — Spaghetti with meat sauce or peanut butter and jelly, green beans, fruit cup, breadstick and milk. Wednesday — Chicken quesadilla or chef salad, carrot sticks with dip, fruit cup and milk. Thursday — Cheese sticks with pizza sauce or peanut butter and jelly, green beans, fruit cup, cookie and milk. • COVINGTON SCHOOLS Monday — Chicken fryzz, green beans, strawberries, Doritos and milk. Tuesday — Pepperoni pizza, corn, applesauce and milk. • MIAMI EAST SCHOOLS Monday — Bagels, cream cheese, egg omelet, tater tots, applesauce and milk. Tuesday — Chicken patty sandwich, rice, cheese slice, carrots,
SENIOR MENUS • SENIOR RESOURCE CONNECTION OF DAYTON MEALS ON WHEELS Lunch is served Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. to seniors 60-plus at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. To reserve a meal, call (888) 580-3663. A suggested donation of $2 is asked for meals. peaches and milk. Wednesday — Broasted chicken, peas, dinner roll, Jello, cookie and milk. • MILTON-UNION ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS No school — Holiday break. • MILTON-UNION HIGH SCHOOL No school — Holiday break. • NEWTON SCHOOLS No school, holiday break. • PIQUA SCHOOLS Monday — Hot dog, tater tots, baked beans, applesauce and milk. Tuesday — Turkey and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, pumpkin custard, roll and milk. Wednesday — Galaxy pizza, tossed salad, fruit juice, raisins and milk. • ST. PATRICK Monday — Hot dog, macaroni and cheese, peas, apple slices, milk. Tuesday — Turkey and noodles, mashed potatoes, corn, grapes, milk. Wednesday — Popcorn chicken, salad, peaches, cheese stick, holiday sugar cookie, milk. • TROY CITY SCHOOLS
No school — Holiday break. • TIPP CITY HIGH SCHOOL Monday — Domino’s pizza, chili dog on a bun, baked beans, choice of fruit, milk. Tuesday — Cheeseburger on a bun, baked potato wedges, choice of fruit, milk. Wednesday — Mini corn dogs, green beans, choice of fruit, milk. • UPPER VALLEY CAREER CENTER Monday — Ham and beans or chicken patty, sweet potatoes, assorted fruit, cornbread or multigrain bun and milk. Tuesday — Nachos supreme or chicken fajitas, refried beans, tomato, salsa, assorted fruit and milk. Wednesday — Pizza or quesadilla, side salad, assorted fruit and milk. Thursday — Swiss chicken breast or fish sandwich, whole grain brown or wild rice, steamed broccoli, multigrain roll or bun and milk. Friday — Loaded potato wedges or baked chicken nuggets and potato wedges, assorted fruit, multi-grain roll and milk.
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It’s looking a lot like Christmas ... Cities around the country deck the halls for holidays NEW YORK (AP) — Elaborate gingerbread houses, boat parades, train shows and dazzling light shows that illuminate entire neighborhoods are all part of the holiday fun this year for the Christmas and New Year’s season. Here’s a selection of beautiful things to see and interesting things to do around the country now through early January. In Manhattan, the Rockefeller Center tree stays lit until Jan. 7. This year it’s a 74-foot-tall Norway spruce illuminated by 30,000 lights. You can go skating at the rink onsite, see the Christmas show at nearby Radio City Music Hall or visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue. Other favorite Christmas trees around Manhattan include the tree and Neapolitan Baroque creche at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, up through Jan. 8, and the origami holiday tree at the American Museum of Natural History through Jan. 2. Elsewhere in the city, through Jan. 16, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan is hosting an exhibit called “America’s Parade: Celebrating 85 Years of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” with posters, audio, video, artwork and models of floats and characters from the annual event kicking off the Christmas season. In Washington, you’ll find the National Christmas Tree, a 26-foot Colorado blue spruce, located on the Ellipse, a park that lies between the White House and the National Mall. The tree was planted earlier this year to replace a previous one that had blown down. Mardi Gras is not the only holiday celebrated in style in New Orleans. The Big Easy offers Creole traditions and other festivities throughout the Christmas season, including a holiday light display in City Park, filled with twinkling 100-year-old oak trees; holiday displays at the Botanical Garden and Storyland; and New Orleans Reveillon, an old French Creole holiday dining tradition available in restaurants around the city with prix fixe menus and dishes like absinthe oyster soup and sugarcane smoked duck. They don’t get much snow, but a Christmas tradition in many Florida towns is the holiday boat parade. There are nearly 50 of them held from Pensacola to Key West this time of year, with lighted boats illuminating waterways and harbors. A good directory of the parades is online at http://www.floridabywater.com/component/content/article/1647-boatparades. Holiday train shows are a tradition at a number of botanic gardens with model trains running through elaborate scale replicas of landscapes and landmarks. At the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, the holiday train show on display through Jan. 16 in the Enid A. Haupt Conservancy features miniature versions of Yankee Stadium, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. At the Chicago Botanic Garden, through Jan. 1, the Wonderland Express holi-
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This Nov. 30 file photo shows the 74-foot-tall Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, which is lit using 30,000 energy efficient LED lights, during the 79th annual lighting ceremony, in New York. The Rockefeller Center tree stays lit until Jan. 7.
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This undated image courtesy of the Macy's Archives shows one of the historic photos featured in the “America’s Parade: Celebrating 85 Years of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan in New York.
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This undated photo courtesy of Universal Studios Florida shows Universal Orlando Resort's annual Holidays Celebration featuring the nightly Macy’s Holiday Parade in Orlando, Fla. Elaborate gingerbread houses, boat parades, train shows and dazzling light shows that illuminate entire neighborhoods are all part of the holiday fun this year for the Christmas and New Year’s season. day train exhibit includes more than 80 miniature Chicago landmarks including Navy Pier, Soldier Field, the Art Institute, and more. At the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati, “Trains, Trestles and Traditions” includes poinsettias, trains and lights, through Jan. 1. Many ski resorts offer special events at holiday time. Taos Ski Valley hosts torch light parades on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The resort says that “crowds gather at the bottom of the mountain to watch as skiers make their way down the mountain in the dark with flares as their only means of light.” Making a gingerbread house is no longer a simple
activity done at home with children. Many hotels are now hosting displays of elaborate gingerbread houses created by pastry chefs and artists. The Capital Hotel in Little Rock, Ark., The Clifton Inn in Charlottesville, Va., and The Jefferson, in Washington, D.C., are all hosting ornate gingerbread displays. Mohegan Sun, a casino in Connecticut, is hosting a 24-foot lifesize gingerbread house. At Le Parker Meridien hotel in Manhattan, through Jan. 6, some of the city’s top bakeries have contributed gingerbread masterpieces for a display that benefits City Harvest, which provides food to nearly 600 community programs.
At Universal Studios Hollywood in California, CityWalk is hosting a “Holiday Lights Spectacular.” At Universal Studios in Orlando, the Macy’s Holiday Parade is held every evening through Jan. 1 with some of the same floats, characters and balloons that were seen on the streets of Manhattan Thanksgiving Day. And at Universal theme parks in both California and Florida, you can take in a “Grinchmas” show and meet the Grinch and the Whos. In North Carolina, Christmas at the Biltmore estate in Asheville features 57 Christmas trees in the Biltmore House and nearly 500 wreaths around
the estate. Thousands of lights illuminate the National Historic Landmark and grounds, and the estate offers a variety of tours and other events throughout the holiday season. Christmas celebrations have a long tradition there, going back to Christmas Eve 1895, when George Washington Vanderbilt first opened Biltmore House to family and friends. In Riverside, Calif., The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is hosting its 19th annual Festival of Lights, with 3.6 million lights through Jan. 8, plus horse-drawn carriages, carolers, and more. Over 300,000 people visited the Mission Inn last year during the holidays to see the free display. Arkansas is offering a downloadable “Trail of Holiday Lights” brochure at http://www.arkansas.com/t hings-to-do/trail-of-lights/ with details on lighting displays and other events in more than 60 communities around the state. Of course Arkansas’ most famous lighting display has been transported to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, where visitors can see the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights through Jan. 7. The massive display of 3.2 million lights
originated at the home of Jennings Osborne in Little Rock, but the spectacle drew complaints and eventually a lawsuit from neighbors. Osborne passed away in July; the light show has been at Disney since 1995. In Wheeling, W.Va., the Oglebay Resort & Conference Center hosts the Winter Festival of Lights through Jan. 8. The show covers more than 300 acres over a six-mile drive with larger-than-life lighting displays including a Ferris wheel, dinosaurs, a poinsettia wreath, and “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” In Dallas, a huge electronic music event is scheduled for New Year’s Eve called “Lights All Night.” The festival features six top DJs Tiesto, Laidback Luke, Dada Life, Wolfgang Gartner, Benny Benassi and Porter Robinson and many other performers, and will take place Dec. 30 and 31 at the Dallas Convention Center. In Minneapolis, the free Target Holidazzle parade draws thousands of spectators with lights, floats, bands and costumed characters. The parade takes place Thursday to Sunday at 6:30 p.m. through Dec. 18 on the Nicollet Mall from 12th Street to Fourth Street.
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Five favorite Robert Downey Jr. performances Choices of actor’s best may shock you LOS ANGELES (AP) — I’m just gonna put it out there: I’m not a fan of Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes” movies. I wasn’t fond of the first one from 2009 and the follow-up opening this weekend, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” is even worse. But I am a huge fan of Robert Downey Jr., who stars as the intrepid detective. So I decided to turn a negative into a positive and use this opportunity to celebrate this hugely gifted actor’s best work. Here are my five favorite performances of his; it was hard to narrow the list down, and the results may shock you: • “Iron Man” (2008): The original “Iron Man,” that is, not the inferior sequel. Downey might have seemed like an unusual choice at the time to play a comic-book superhero but it’s difficult to imagine any other actor in the role; he’s so quickwitted and he makes such inspired decisions with dialogue that, at times, might have seemed corny otherwise.
Throughout his eclectic career, he’s always been capable of both great charisma and vulnerability, and both are beautifully on display in what was (at this point) the biggest movie of his life. He turns Tony Stark into a riveting personality, both in his initial arrogance and through his process of struggle, self-discovery and reinvention. And the fact that Downey is a man who’s lived a life, suffered some hardships and battled some personal demons of his own provides Stark with both substance and relatability. • “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang” (2005): Writer-director Shane Black’s rat-a-tat neo-noir is a perfect fit for Downey’s deadpan verbal prowess. As Harry, a thief-turned-actor who’s up for a part as a detective, Downey bounces beautifully off Val Kilmer as the private eye who trains him for his screen test. This is an ideal role for Downey: a damaged figure whose dark sense of humor keeps him
together. Harry, as our narrator “My name is Harry Lockhart, I’ll be your narrator,” he congenially announces at the film’s start is fully aware of the conventions of the hard-boiled detective tale he inhabits, and he’s aware that we’re aware of them, too. And he has such a good time playing with them, it’s impossible not get swept up in the movie’s manic energy. • “Tropic Thunder” (2008): He’s the dude playin’ the dude disguised as another dude and in the process, he earned an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor. Downey demonstrated huge amounts of chutzpah and managed the tricky feat of finding just the right tone as Kirk Lazarus, a superserious Australian Method actor who’s so dedicated to his craft, he undergoes skin-pigmentation surgery to play a black soldier in a Vietnam War drama. This might have seemed tasteless and potentially offensive, but Downey is intelligent enough to
in the contrast he creates in his scenes with Jake Gyllenhaal as the paper’s eager-beaver editorial cartoonist who insists on staying on the case after everyone else has given up. • “Two Girls and a Guy” (1997): I might have put “Wonder Boys” or “Less Than Zero” in this spot, but I’ve always really liked this movie. It has the compact immediacy of a play on film, with the majority of the action taking place in just a rooms in Downey’s few Manhattan apartment. That’s where the two women he’s been dating simultaneously unbeknownst to each other confront him over a long, tense and funny afternoon. Downey’s so charming, though, you can easily imagine why both Heather Graham and Natasha Gregson Wagner would want to date him and why they’re both willing to stick around and hash things out once they’ve discovered each other. Downey bobs and weaves, coddles and cajoles, but also shows a softer side, and writer-director James Toback’s film is full of power plays and surprises.
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bring nuanced bravado and even some surprising sympathy to the role. (He also delivers the film’s funniest and most insightful speech about the strategy it takes to play mentally impaired characters.) And considering Downey’s propensity for digging deep for his own roles including his Oscar-nominated work in “Chaplin” it’s a sly in-joke to have him poke fun at himself. • “Zodiac” (2007): David Fincher’s sprawling serial killer drama is intense, dense and detailed in its obsession with procedure. That’s why Downey’s presence here is so crucial. He significantly lightens things up and brings a much-needed sense of comic relief albeit with dark humor as self-destructive San Francisco Chronicle crime reporter Paul Avery, who covered the Zodiac killings in the 1970s. Fincher is a master of creating a deeply creepy mood, but as the bearded, chain-smoking, harddrinking Avery, Downey has enough confidence and personality to shatter it or at least make some serious dents in it again and again. This is especially true
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DATES TO REMEMBER Main St., Troy, use back door. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal • DivorceCare seminar and supChurch, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. port group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. • Sanctuary, for women who have at Piqua Assembly of God Church, been affected by sexual abuse, loca8440 King Arthur Drive, Piqua. Child tion not made public. Must currently care provided through the sixth-grade. be in therapy. For more information, • COSA, an anonymous 12-step call Amy Johns at 667-1069, Ext. 430 recovery program for friends and fami• Miami Valley Women’s Center, ly members whose lives have been 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber affected by another person’s compul- Heights, offers free pregnancy testsive sexual behavior, will meet in the ing, noon to 4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. For evening in Tipp City. For more informore information, call 236-2273. mation, call 463-2001. • Pilates for Beginners, 8:30-9:30 • AA, Piqua Breakfast Group will a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. meet at 8:30 a.m. at Westminter Main St., Tipp City. For more informaPresbyterian Church, corner of Ash tion, call Tipp-Monroe Community and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The disServices at 667-8631 or Celeste at cussion meeting is open. 669-2441. • AA, Troy Trinity Group meets at 7 • NAMI, a support group for family p.m. for open discussion in the 12 members who have a family member Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal who is mentally ill, will meet from 7Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. 8:30 p.m. the third Monday at the • AA, open meeting, 6 p.m., Stouder Center, Suite 4000, Troy. Call Westminster Presbyterian Church, 335-3365 or 339-5393 for more inforcorner of Ash and Caldwell streets, mation. Piqua. Alley entrance, upstairs. • Next Step at Noon, noon to 1 • AA, Living Sober meeting, open p.m. at Ginghamsburg South to all who have an interest in a sober Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road lifestyle, 7:30 p.m., Westminster 25-A, one mile south of the main Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash campus. and Caldwell streets, Piqua. • Al-Anon, “The Language of • Narcotics Anonymous, Winner’s Letting Go, Women’s Al-Anon,” will be Group, will meet at 5 p.m. at Trinity at 6:45 p.m. at the Presbyterian Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Church, Franklin and Walnut streets, Troy. Open discussion . Troy. Women dealing with an addic• Narcotics Anonymous, Poison tion issue of any kind in a friend or Free, 7 p.m., First United Methodist family member are invited. Church, 202 W. Fourth St., third floor, Greenville. TUESDAY • Narcotics Anonymous, Never Alone, Never Again, 6:30 p.m., First • Deep water aerobics will be Christian Church, 212 N. Main St., offered from 9-10 a.m. or 6-7 p.m. at Sidney Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash • Teen Talk, where teens share their everyday issues through commu- St., Troy. For more information, call nication, will meet at 6 p.m. at the Troy Carmen Pagano at (469) 667-3059 or 335-2715. View Church of God, 1879 Staunton • Hospice of Miami County Road, Troy. • Singles Night at The Avenue will “Growing Through Grief” meetings are at 11 a.m. on the first, third and be from 6-10 p.m. at the Main fifth Tuesdays of each month, and 7 Campus Avenue, Ginghamsburg p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays Church, 6759 S. County Road 25-A, and are designed to provide a safe Troy. Each week, cards, noncompetiand supportive environment for the tive volleyball, free line dances and expression of thoughts and feelings free ballroom dance lessons. Child associated with the grief process. All care for children birth through fifth sessions are available to the commugrade is offered from 5:45-7:45 p.m. each night in the Main Campus build- nity and at the Hospice Generations of Life Center, 550 Summit Ave., secing. For more information, call 667ond floor, Troy, with light refresh1069, Ext. 21. ments provided. No reservations are • A Spin-In group, practicing the required. For more information, call art of making yarn on a spinning Susan Cottrell at Hospice of Miami wheel, meets from 2-4 p.m. on the County, 335-5191. third Sunday at Tippecanoe Weaver • A daytime grief support group and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd St., Tipp meets on the first, third and fifth City. All knitters are invited to attend. Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the For more information, call 667-5358. Generations of Life Center,, second floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. The MONDAY support group is open to any grieving adults in the greater Miami County • Christian 12 step meetings, area and there is no participation fee. “Walking in Freedom,” are offered at Sessions are facilitated by trained 7 p.m. at Open Arms Church, 4075 bereavement staff. Call 573-2100 for Tipp Cowlesville Road, Tipp City. details or visit the website at • Shallow water aerobics will be homc.org. offered from 8-9 a.m. or 11 a.m. to • A children’s support group for noon at the Lincoln Community any grieving children ages 6-11 years Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. For more in the greater Miami County area will information, call Carmen Pagano at meet from 6-7:30 p.m. on the first (469) 667-3059 or 335-3059. and third Tuesday evenings at the • AA, Big Book discussion meetGenerations of Life Center, second ing will be at 11 a.m. at Trinity floor, 550 Summit Ave., Troy. There is Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset no participation fee. Sessions are Road, Troy, in the 12 Step Room. The facilitated by trained bereavement discussion is open to the public. staff and volunteers. Crafts, sharing • AA, Green & Growing will meet time and other grief support activities at 8 p.m. The closed discussion are preceded by a light meal. meeting (attendees must have a • The Concord Township Trustees desire to stop drinking) will be at Troy will meet at 10 a.m. on the first and View Church of God, 1879 Old third Tuesday at the township buildStaunton Road, Troy. ing, 2678 W. State Route 718. • AA, There Is A Solution Group • The Blue Star Mothers of will meet at 8 p.m. in Ginghamsburg America meet from 7-9 p.m. the third United Methodist Church, County Tuesday at the Miami County Red Road 25-A, Ginghamsburg. The dis- Cross, 1314 Barnhart Road, Troy. cussion group is closed (participants Meetings are open to any mother of must have a desire to stop drinking). a member of the military, guard or • AA, West Milton open discusreserve or mothers of veterans. For sion, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd more information, e-mail at Lutheran Church, rear entrance, SpiritofFreedomOH1@yahoo.com or 1209 S. Miami St. Non-smoking, by call (937) 307-9219. handicap accessible. • A support group for people • Al-Anon, Serenity Seekers will affected by breast cancer meets on meet at 8 p.m. in the 12 Step Room the third Tuesday of each month. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Sponsored by the UVMC Cancer Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion Care Center, the group’s mission is meeting is open. A beginner’s meet- to empower women to cope with the ing begins at 7:30 p.m. day-to-day realities of cancer before, • Alternatives: Anger/Rage during and after treatment. The supControl Group for adult males, 7-9 port group meets at the Farmhouse, p.m., Miami County Shelter, 16 E. located on the UVMC/Upper Valley Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed Medical Center campus, 3130 N. are physical, verbal and emotional Dixie Highway, Troy. Social time violence toward family members and begins at 6:30 p.m., the meeting, 7other persons, how to express feel8:15 p.m. Contact Chris Watercutter ings, how to communicate instead of at 440-4638 or 492-1033, or Robin confronting and how to act nonvioSupinger at 440-4820 for more inforlently with stress and anger issues. mation. • Mind Over Weight Total Fitness, • Mothers of Preschoolers, a 6-7 p.m., 213 E. Franklin St., Troy. group of moms who meet to unwind Other days and times available. For and socialize while listening to informore information, call 339-2699. mation from speakers, meet the sec• TOPS (Take Off Pounds ond and fourth Tuesday from 6:15Sensibly), 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran 8:30 p.m. Single, married, working or Church, 11 N. Third St., Tipp City. stay-at-home moms are invited. New members welcome. For more Children (under 5) are cared for in information, call 667-6436. MOPPETS. For more information, • Troy Noon Optimist Club will contact Michelle Lutz at 440-9417 or meet at noon at the Tin Roof restau- Andrea Stapleton at 339-8074. rant. Guests welcome. For more • The Miami Shelby Chapter of information, call 440-9607. the Barbershop Harmony Society will • Weight Watchers, Westminster meet at 7:30 p.m. at Greene Street Presbyterian, Piqua, weigh-in is at 5 United Methodist Church, 415 W. and meeting at 5:30 p.m. Greene St., Piqua. All men interested • Parenting Education Groups will in singing are welcome and visitors meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family always are welcome. For more inforAbuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. mation, call 778-1586 or visit the Franklin St., Troy. Learn new and group’s Web site at www.melodymenage-appropriate ways to parent chil- chorus.org. dren. Call 339-6761 for more infor• Divorce Care, 7 p.m. at Richards mation. There is no charge for this Chapel, 831 McKaig Ave., Troy. program. Video/small group class designed to • Narcotics Anonymous, Hug A help separated or divorced people. Miracle, will meet at 7 p.m. at the For more information, call 335-8814. Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. • AA, women’s meeting, 8-9 p.m.,
Covington. The group also meets at 8:30 p.m. Monday night and is wheelchair accessible. • AA, Serenity Island Group will meet at 8 p.m. in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. The discussion is open. • AA, 12 & 12 will meet at 8 p.m. for closed discussion, Step and Tradition meeting, in the 12 Step Room, Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, corner of Ash and Caldwell streets, Piqua. Use the alley entrance, upstairs. • Al-Anon, Trinity Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Men’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • A Domestic Violence Support Group for Women will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16. E. Franklin St., Troy. Support for battered women who want to break free from partner violence is offered. There is no charge for the program. For more information, call 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, Inspiring Hope, 12:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Children’s Creative Play Group will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. School-age children will learn appropriate social interactions and free expression through unique play therapy. There is no charge for this program. More information is available by calling 339-6761. • Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Spirit of Recovery, Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Weight Watchers, Suite 2600, Stouder Center, Troy, at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, call (800) 374-9191. • Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 9100 N. Main St., State Route 48, between Meijer and Samaritan North. For other meetings or information, call 252-6766 or (800) 589-6262, or visit the Web site at www.region5oa.org. • Miami Valley Women’s Center, 7049-A Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, offers free pregnancy testing, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 236-2273. • A Pilates Beginners group matwork class will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. WEDNESDAY For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 667• Shallow water aerobics will be 8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. offered from 8-9 a.m. or 11 a.m. to • Safe People, 7-8:30 p.m., noon at the Lincoln Community Ginghamsburg Church, SC/DC 104. Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. For more Find guidance for making safe choicinformation, call Carmen Pagano at es in relationships, from friendships (469) 667-3059 or 335-3059. to co-workers, family or romance. • Skyview Wesleyan Church, 6995 Learn to identify nurturing people as Peters Road, Tipp City, will offer a well as those who should be avoided. free dinner at 6:15 p.m. Bible study Call Roberta Bogle at 667-4678 for will begin at 7 p.m. more information. • The “Sit and Knit” group meets • Boundaries, 7-8:30 p.m., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tippecanoe Ginghamsburg Church, ARK 200. A Weaver and Fibers Too, 17 N. 2nd 12-week video series using St., Tipp City. All knitters are invited Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and to attend. For more information, call Dr. John Townsend. Offers practical 667-5358. help and encouragement to all who • Grandma’s Kitchen, a homeseek a healthy, balanced life and cooked meal prepared by volunteers, practice in being able to say no. For is offered every Wednesday from 5more information, call Linda Richards 6:30 p.m. in the activity center of at 667-4678. Hoffman United Methodist Church, • The Temple of Praise Ministries 201 S. Main St., West Milton, one will serve hot lunches from noon to 2 block west of State Route 48. The p.m. on the first and third Wednesday meal, which includes a main course, at 235 S. Third St., Tipp City. salad, dessert and drink, is $6 per • A free employment networking person, or $3 for a children’s meal. group will be offered from 8-9 a.m. The meal is not provided on the each Wednesday at Job and Family weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or Services, 2040 N. County Road 25New Year’s. A, Troy. The group will offer tools to • An Alzheimer’s Support Group tap into unadvertised jobs, assiswill meet from 4-5:30 p.m. the first tance to improve personal presentaand third Wednesday of every month tion skills and resume writing. For at Hospice of Miami County, 530 more information, call Steven Kiefer Wayne St., Troy. The group is for anyat 570-2688 or Justin Sommer at one dealing with dementia of a loved 440-3465. one. For more information, call Darla York at 335-3651. THURSDAY • The Dayton Area ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Lou • Dedicated Rescue Efforts for Gehrig’s Disease) Support Group will Animals in Miami County will meet at meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday in April third Wednesday at the West and May at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Charleston Church of the Brethren, 7390 State Route 202 (3 miles north Center, at at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday in June, July and August at of I-70). Bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. For more the Tipp City Library. • Deep water aerobics will be information, call (866) 273-2572. offered from 9-10 a.m. or 6-7 p.m. at • The Kiwanis Club will meet at noon at the Troy Country Club, 1830 Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. For more information, call Peters Road, Troy. Non-members of Carmen Pagano at (469) 667-3059 or Kiwanis are invited to come meet 335-2715. friends and have lunch. For more • An open parent-support group information, contact Bobby Phillips, will be at 7 p.m. at Corinn’s Way Inc., vice president, at 335-6989. 306 S. Dorset Road, Troy. • Retirees of the Local 128 UAW • Parents are invited to attend the will meet the third Wednesday at Corinn’s Way Inc. parent support 11:30 a.m. for a hot lunch and short group from 7-8:30 p.m. each meeting at the Troy Senior Citizens Thursday. The meetings are open disCenter, 134 N. Market St., Troy. • The Troy American Legion Post cussion. • Tipp City Seniors, meet at noon; No. 43 euchre parties will begin at bring a covered dish for lunch; pro7:30 p.m. For more information, call grams are held one or two times a 339-1564. • AA, Pioneer Group open discus- month. For more information, call 667-8865. sion will meet at 9:30 a.m. Enter • Best is Yet to Come open AA down the basement steps on the meeting, 11 a.m., Trinity Episcopal north side of The United Church Of Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. Christ on North Pearl Street in
Dettmer’s Daniel Dining Room. • AA Tuesday night meeting, 7 p.m., Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • AA, The Best Is Yet To Come Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, Tipp City Group, Zion Lutheran Church, Main and Third streets at 8 p.m. This is a closed discussion (participants must have a desire to stop drinking). • Al-Anon, 8:30 p.m. Sidney Group, Presbyterian Church, corner North and Miami streets, Sidney. • AA, 7 p.m. at Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Open discussion. • An Intermediate Pilates class will be from 9-10 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Women’s Anger/Rage Group will meet from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County, 16 E. Franklin St., Troy. Issues addressed are physical, verbal and emotional violence toward family members and other persons, how to express feelings, how to communicate instead of confronting and how to act nonviolently with stress and anger issues. Call 339-6761 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, Just For Tuesday, will meet at 7 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Ave., Troy. This is an open discussion. • Narcotics Anonymous, Unity Group, 7 p.m., Freedom Life Ministries Church, 9101 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua. Open discussion. • Public bingo, license No. 010528, will begin with early birds at 7 p.m. and regular bingo at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge No. 833, 17 W. Franklin St., Troy. Use the Cherry Street entrance. Doors open at 5 p.m. Instant tickets also will be available. • Public bingo — paper and computer — will be offered by the Tipp City Lumber Baseball organization from 7-10 p.m. at the West Milton Eagles, 2270 S. Miami St., West Milton. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and concessions will be available. Proceeds will benefit the sponsorship of five Little League baseball teams. For more information, call 543-9959. • DivorceCare will be every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Nazarene, State Route 55 and Barnhart Road, Troy. The group is open to men and women. For more information, call Patty at 440-1269 or Debbie at 3358397. • Christian 12-Step, 7-8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg South Campus, ARK, 7695 S. County Road 25-A, one mile south of the main campus.
• Weight Watchers, Suite 2600, Stouder Center, Troy, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (800) 3749191. • AA, Tri-City Group meeting will take place 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the former Dettmer Hospital. The lead meeting is open. For more information, call 335-9079. • AA, Spirituality Group will meet at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Troy. The discussion is open. • Recovery International, a selfhelp group for adults of any age suffering from panic, anxiety, depression or other nervous or mental disorders, will meet every Thursday from 6-7:45 p.m. at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. The organization is not meant to replace the advice of physicians, but can be a useful tool in developing good mental health through will training. There is no charge to attend, but free will donations are taken. For more information, call 473-3650 or visit the group’s Web site at www.LowSelfHelpSystems.org. • Health Partners Free Clinic will offer a free clinic on Thursday night at the clinic, 1300 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Registration will be from 5:30-7 p.m. No appointment is necessary. The clinic does not accept medical emergencies, but can refer patients to other doctors and can prescribe medication. Call 332-0894 for more information. • Narcotics Anonymous, NAIOU, 7:30 p.m., Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. • Preschool story hours will be from 10-11 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradford Public Library, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. • Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Tipp City. For more information, call 552-7082.
FRIDAY • Shallow water aerobics will be offered from 8-9 a.m. or 11 a.m. to noon at the Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St., Troy. For more information, call Carmen Pagano at (469) 667-3059 or 335-3059. • AA, Troy Friday Morning Group will meet at 11 a.m. in the 12 Step Room at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. The discussion is open. • AA, open discussion, 8 p.m. in the Salvation Army, 129 South Wayne St., Piqua. Use parking lot entrance, held in gym. • Narcotics Anonymous, Clean and Free, 8 p.m., Dettmer Hospital, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy. Open discussion. Fellowship from 7-8 p.m. • A Pilates Intermediate group matwork class will be held from 9-10 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call TippMonroe Community Services at 6678631 or Celeste at 667-2441. • Weight Watchers, Suite 2600, Stouder Center, Troy, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (800) 3749191. • A singles dance is offered every Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at Christopher Club, Dixie Highway, Kettering, sponsored by Group Interaction. The dance is $6. For more information, call 640-3015 or visit www.groupia.org. • Christian Worship Center, 3537 S. Elm Tree Road, Christiansburg, hosts a Friday Night Bluegrass Jam beginning at 7 p.m. each Friday. Homemade meals are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants may bring instruments and join in. A small donation is requested at the door. For more information or directions, call 857-9090 or 631-2624.
SATURDAY • Recovery Too Al-Anon meetings are offered at 8:30 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Church, main campus, Room 117, S. County Road 25A, Tipp City. • AA, Men’s Meeting will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new First Lutheran Church, corner of Washington Road and State Route 41. The meeting is closed (members must have a desire to stop drinking). • AA, Troy Winners Group will meet at 8:30 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy for discussion. The meeting is open. • AA, Troy Beginners Group meets at 7 p.m. in the 12 Step Room at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 1550 Henley Road, Troy. This is an open discussion meeting. • Weight Watchers, Westminster Presbyterian, Piqua, meeting at 9 a.m., weigh-in at 9:30 a.m. • Pilates for Beginners (Introduction), 9:15-10:15 a.m. at 27 1/2 E. Main St., Tipp City. For more information, call Tipp-Monroe Community Services at 667-8631 or Celeste at 669-2441. • Narcotics Anonymous, Saturday Night Live, 8 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St., Sidney. • Relapse Prevention Group, 5:306:45 p.m. at The Avenue, Room 504, at Ginghamsburg Main Campus, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • The Next Step, a worship celebration for people on the road to recovery, 7 p.m. at Ginghamsburg Main Campus Sanctuary, 6759 S. County Road 25-A. • Yoga classes will be offered from 10-11 a.m. at the First United Church of Christ, Troy. The public is invited.
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In this book cover image released by St. Martin’s Press, “Vigilante,” by Stephen J. Cannell, is shown.
‘Vigilante’ is filled with colorful characters BY MARY FOSTER AP Book Reviewer “Vigilante: a Shane Scully Novel” (St. Martin’s Press), by Stephen J. Cannell: Author and TV series creator Stephen J. Cannell’s last novel sends Los Angeles police Detective Shane Scully and his natty partner, Sumner Hitchens, out with a nice mystery that should please fans of the 19-book series. The prolific writer (he also created or co-created more than 40 TV series including “The Rockford Files” and “The A-Team”) gives his ace detective several juicy mysteries to solve. Scully and Hitch have to find out who killed Lita Mendez, known for her hatred of the police and advocacy for Los Angeles gangs. As if picking their way through an investigation of other police officers, including the woman who heads up internal investigations, isn’t hard enough, they must also deal with “Vigilante TV,” a hit reality show that’s trying to solve the Mendez murder before they do. Nixon Nash is the host of “Vigilante TV.” He’s hot off a season in Atlanta where he beat police in solving crimes and made the officers investigating those crimes look very bad on national television. Nash always seems to be a step ahead of Scully and Hitch. He also feeds them false leads while staying within the law so he cannot be arrested for interfering with their investigation. Nash wants Scully to feed him information on the case. Scully refuses, and Nash warns him that he’ll be sorry a warning that seems about to come true. “Vigilante” is filled with colorful characters. The story moves along speedily, with Scully and Hitchens facing dangerous situations and nerveracking confrontations. If the solution hinges on an unlikely clue, it’s interesting enough to be forgiven. Good job, Scully.
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74. Specifies 32. Patient’s complaint 76. Self, in Buddhism 33. John Paul — 77. Postern 34. Culet 78. Was radiant 35. Time off 81. Abrupt 36. Mediator 82. British car part 38. A pronoun 83. Raced over snow 39. Concern of insurers 85. Cartilage 40. Senseless notions 86. The Nanny’s grandmoth41. Mesa cousin er 42. Warhorse 88. Like clay-rich soil 44. Short drive 92. Language family 46. Just dandy 94. Last 47. Cold-weather wear 95. Touch 48. Trig function 96. Guide of a kind 51. Asian range 98. Pee Wee of baseball 55. Cellar’s contents 99. Official records 56. Pale color 100. Wearing footgear 57. Swiftly 101. Polish 59. “The Island of Doctor —” 102. Get along 60. Silk cloth 103. — -mutuel 64. Ache 104. Dalai — 65. Relating to blood vessels 105. Underground passage 66. Villainous 106. Plexus 68. Makes level 108. Young animal 69. Lena Mary Calhoun — 109. Cistern 72. Notion 110. Misjudge 73. Kind of orange
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DOWN 1. Pol. party 2. In a murderous frenzy 3. — series 4. Readies 5. Russian pancake 6. Rural 7. Fish-eating birds 8. Former fighter 9. Superlative suffix 10. Mr. Jobs 11. Corny 12. Golden- — 13. Kind of trader 14. Military actions 15. Group of lions 16. Peel 17. Vaulted area 18. High school student 24. Black Sea resort 25. OT book 29. Crude shelter 31. Intersect
Author keeps the thrills coming in ‘Immortalists’ BY JEFF AYERS AP Book Reviewer “The Immortalists” (Thomas & Mercer), by Kyle Mills: Author Kyle Mills examines the greed associated with powerful people demanding to live forever in his new novel, “The Immortalists.” Microbiologist Richard Draman needs to find a cure for progeria, a rare genetic disorder, especially of early childhood, characterized by prema-
ture aging. His daughter has progeria, and he must find a way to save her. The husband of another scientist approaches Draman with a horrifying tale. He claims that his wife was murdered because she was close to a discovery that might stop the aging of cells. Draman cannot pass up the opportunity to cure his daughter and discover the key to immortality. He takes the data to review. Soon after, the other
scientist dies in a car crash, and Draman is accused of industrial espionage. The elusive cure might exist, but Draman and his family need to survive to find it. Mills keeps the thrills coming while minimizing the medical terminology. He knows readers need just enough to become invested in the story. Great characters and vile villains mixed with a great premise what else does a thriller need? RIGHT: In this book cover image released by Thomas & Mercer, “The Immortalists,” by Kyle Mills, is shown. AP PHOTO/THOMAS & MERCER
Simon Cowell bio coming NEW YORK (AP) — A biography of former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell is coming soon. Ballantine Books announced Thursday that it will publish Tom Bower’s “Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell” in the spring. According to
Ballantine, an imprint of Random House Inc., Bower has had “hundreds of hours” of access to Cowell. The book will also include “direct contributions” from Cowell’s friends and foes. The acerbic Brit was a judge on Fox’s “American Idol” for nine seasons. He left “Idol” to launch his British-born hit series “The X Factor” in the U.S. It debuted on Fox this fall.
Bower has written 19 books, including biographies of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and media mogul Conrad Black.
Norwegian court acquits author OSLO, Norway — A Norwegian appeals court has acquitted the author of best-selling book “The Bookseller of Kabul” of
breaching the privacy of a woman portrayed in the book. The Oslo Appeals Court overturned a lower court’s ruling that war correspondent Aasne Seierstad and her publisher Cappelen Damm should pay 125,000 kroner ($18,400) each in damages to Afghan Suraia Rais. Seierstad lived with Rais and her husband,
Shah Mohammad Rais, in Kabul in 2002 and published her book about them shortly afterward. Rais sued Seierstad, saying details in the book were false and invaded their privacy. The court ruled the details were true and not especially sensitive. Rais’ lawyer Per Danielsen told news agency NTB Tuesday he would appeal the ruling.
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Grisham (Doubleday) 6. “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press) 7. “Clockwork Prince” by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry Books) 8. “Kill Alex Cross” by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 9. “Explosive Eighteen” by Janet Evanovich (Bantam) 10. “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)
NONFICTION 1. “Steve Jobs: A Biography” by Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster) 2. “The Elf on the Shelf” by Carol V. Aebersold, Chanda A. Bell (CCA & B) 3. “Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt and Co.)
4. “Guinness World Records 2012” by Guinness World Records (Guinness World Records) 5. “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House) 6. “Being George Washington: The Indispensable Man, As You’ve Never Seen Him” by Glenn Beck (Threshold Editions)
7. “The Wimpy Kid Do-ItYourself Book” by Jeff Kinney (Abrams) 8. “Every Thing On It” by Shel silverstein (HarperCollins) 9. “Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero” by Chris Matthews (Simon & Schuster) 10. “Catherine the Great” by Robert K. Massie (Random House)
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Jackson, Matheny exchange vows
Messlers mark 50 years
TROY — Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Messler of Troy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 22, 2011. Mr. and Mrs. Messler were wed on Dec. 22, 1961, in Newport, Ky. Mrs. Messler is the former Dorothy M. Lawson. The Messlers have resided in Troy since 1974. They have three sons, Richard S. III and David B., both of Troy, and Steven M. of Covington; two daughtersin-law, Jenny and Risa Messler of Troy and Covington, respectively. PUBLIC RECORDS: MARRIAGE LICENSES They also are the proud grandparents of Colin Joseph William Gustin, 39, Messler of Troy and Lara Rick Eugene Harner, 41, of Tipp City, to Lori Jo Whitmore, Ullman, 21, of 1861 Cedar Village Court, Fairborn. 48, of same address. P.O. Box 62, West Milton, to of 6890 Alexander Drive, Messler of Tipp City. Charles Albert Carnes Jr., Piqua, to Misti Rae Ritter, 35, Derrick Kenneth Dunn, 32, Holly Ann Strasinger, 28, of The couple has worked 29, of 1325 S. Clay St., Troy, of 146 Taylor St., Gilbert, 432 Park Ave., West Milton. of same address. together on a daily basis to Brittany LeeAnn Wright, 24, Michael Roye Wynn, 31, of S.C., to Michelle Marie Chad Christopher Liette, their entire married life of same address. Thiergart, 24, of same 655 S. Downing, Piqua, to 38, of 210 W. Walnut St., Tipp in the operation and manKenneth Dean Flaharty, Treasa Marie Jennings, 31, of address. City, to Whitney Rae agement of their family Nathan Kim Matthews, 23, 26, of 23 Tamplin Drive, Troy, Holsopple, 36, of same same address. businesses and continue to Janelle Ruth Rhoades, 34, address. of 6870 S. Jay Road, West David Michael Hall, 49, of to do so today. The of same address. Milton, to Elizabeth Lucille 220 E. Ginghamsburg Road, Broderick William Stumpff, Messlers co-founded 25, of 1609 W. Grant St., Magna-Graphics Corp. in Piqua, to Amanda Heather Dayton in 1970 and subGuy, 29, of 4450 Buckeye sequently sold that busiLane Apt. 338, Beavercreek. Matthew Edwin Adkins, 32, ness when they moved to Troy. They currently own of 704 Chestnut St., First Troy Corp. Their Covington, to Amanda Marie Marshall, 28, of same address. business includes many facets of real estate operaJoseph Edward Leathem tions, including land Sr., 34, of 539 S. Wayne St., Piqua, to Jennifer Kelly Bailey, development, construction, real estate sales and 27, of same address.
TROY — Amanda Elizabeth Jackson and Kyle Taylor Matheny were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 22, 2011, at Salem Church of the Brethren, with Evan Garber officiating. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Cheryl Jackson of Troy. Rusty Matheny of Eaton is the father of the groom. The bride wore a white A-line strapless dress with beading, and carried a bouquet of orange flowers. Bridesmaids were Breanna Baker, Lauren Lightcap, Megan Moore and Jami Llyod. Ring bearers and flower girls were Lee Morrow, Noah Matheny, Marissa Llyod and Kayla Rogers.
Best man was Russell Matheny. Groomsmen were Dennis Rogers, Clint Llyod, Sam Jackson and Dan House. A reception was held at St. Paul Catholic Church in Englewood. The couple took a honeymoon cruise. The bride attended Wilmington College and studied agriculture education/agriculture business. She is employed by Crop Production Services. The groom attended Miami Valley Career Technology Center and Eaton High School. He is employed by GTI as a forklift driver. The couple reside in Greenville.
property management. All three of their sons are employed in the family business as well. The couple also built and managed the Dairy Queen in Troy for several years until they sold that business in 1995. The couple share interests in traveling and golfing together throughout the year. The Messlers will celebrate their milestone anniversary with a South American cruise. They will visit Aruba, Curacao, Columbia, Panama, Ecuador and Peru. Before returning home, they are planning a three-day, post-cruise visit to Machu Picchu.
Couple celebrate 30th wedding anniversary Jr. and Blake, and three grandchildren, Jazlyn, Averion and Nola. Charles is the pastor of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, Troy, and employed at ITW. A small reception is planned at 3 p.m. today in the fellowship hall of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, 1624 N. County Road 25-A, Troy, to commemorate this occasion. The public is invited.
TROY — The Rev. Charles and Rose Mary Carnes Sr. are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. The couple were married in December 1981 at the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, Troy, by then pastor, the Rev. Donald Carnes, the groom’s father. Charles and Rose Mary have three children, Janine, Charles
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Average 30-year rate ties record WASHINGTON (AP) — The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage has dropped to 3.94 percent, the record low set in October. Low rates offer a historic opportunity for those who can afford to buy or refinance. Still, many people either can’t take advantage of the recordlow rates or have already done so. The rate on the 30-year home loan fell from 3.99 percent the previous week, Freddie Mac said Thursday. This week’s 3.94 percent average matches the lowest on records dating to the 1950s. The average on the 15-year fixed mortgage fell to 3.21 percent from 3.27 percent. That’s also a record. Rates could fall further still. Many economists think the yield on the 10-year Treasury note could creep lower in 2012. Long-term mortgage rates tend to track the 10-year Treasury yield. Should the Federal Reserve launch a new program of bond purchases in the coming months to try to help the economy, that could further drive down mortgage rates.
BY MARY CAROL GARRITY Scripps Howard News Service When it comes to decorating your dining table for a holiday feast, I’m all for a full-steam-ahead, all-out, over-the-top display. This is the one meal of the year when you simply can’t do too much on your table. I’ve learned a secret through the years, after decorating my dining room over and again for holiday open houses: Creating a memorable holiday tablescape doesn’t have to take a lot of time and effort. The key to success is to add a few personal touches that will make a huge difference. Here are some ideas to inspire you. Part of the charm of the holiday season is the feeling of joy it evokes within us. Everything around us seems to sparkle and shine, making us feel like kids again. Bring that same sense of wonder and anticipation to your holiday table this year by sprinkling in a bit of holiday
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Creating a memorable holiday tablescape doesn’t have to take a lot of time and effort. magic. On my table this season, I’ve created a warm setting using china detailed in gold. Then I added in the holiday magic: a gold gilded wreath, resting atop each salad plate, making a nest for a pretty piece of stemware. It was so simple to do, yet it made the table come alive because it was out of the ordinary. What
little surprise can you place atop the dishes on your holiday table? An ornament? A tiny bouquet of roses? A small, beautifully wrapped gift for guests to take home? If you will have children around your table, add in a bit of whimsy. For a table, for Hanukkah instance, decorate with petite white gift boxes shaped like
stars. What’s inside? The kid in you can’t wait to find out! You could easily work in Christmas or winter images to your table, too, like Santa, snowmen or angels. If you have a bit more time, add in a few extra touches, like star-shaped
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Three tips for staging your home to sell Decluttering has financial upside Today’s buyers are looking for turnkey homes. That is, they want to move right in without having to do a lot of work. Buyers with busy lifestyles pay a premium for listings that are in prime condition. Staging can make the difference between a listing selling or not, the time it takes to sell and the ultimate sale price. Sellers who are financially strapped often have a hard time accepting that they’ll need to invest in preparing a house for sale even though they may sell for less than they paid. Fix-up costs can mount up; your agent can help you prioritize so that you don’t waste money. It’s important to keep your goal in mind, which is to sell your house in a difficult market. Recently, a home in Piedmont, Calif., an affluent city neighboring Oakland, came on the market in its “as is” condition. It had been lived in for decades without much upgrading. Although located in a desirable area, the listing was vacant, dark and showed poorly. The sellers refused to do any work to improve its appeal. After months on the market with no significant interest, the sellers pulled the house off the market and made improvements. The wall-to-wall carpet was pulled up to reveal hardwood floors that were then refinished. Painters lightened the interior, and a professional stager was hired to bring in furniture, artwork, house plants and accessories. The listing was put back on the market with a fresh look and sold right away. HOUSE HUNTING TIP: Although listings staged by a good decorator show well and often sell quickly, you don’t need to spend a lot to put your home into shape for marketing. Most homeowners have too many personal possessions in their home from a sale standpoint.
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Dian Hymer For the Miami Valley Sunday News Decluttering is something most sellers need to do. This can generate uncomfortable emotional responses. One seller, who was cleaning out the family home of 50 years, found a packet of love letters his father sent to his mother. Of course, he had to read all of them, which delayed his fix-up schedule. Consider hiring someone to help you sort, pack, donate and recycle items that you no longer want. You may be able to take a tax deduction for things you donate. Make sure to get a receipt. Your real estate agent should be able to recommend someone who can help you clear your house of clutter if you are overwhelmed by the project. Your agent, or stager, may ask you to put away collections of art, personal photos, etc. This can be difficult for most sellers because, for them, it’s part of the emotional appeal of their home. Your house won’t look like your home after you’ve removed personal possessions and moved what’s left around to display the house to its best advantage. That’s the point of the preparation process. You don’t want prospective buyers focusing in on your personal property; you want them to focus on the house. Keep in mind that how you live in your home and how it should look when it goes on the market are not the same. Some sellers complain that their house looks too stark without all
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Remodeled home stays true to its roots BY KIM PALMER Minneapolis Star Tribune Most people who update their homes want them to look bigger, better and newer. But Brita Hansen and Eric Hazen wanted their remodeled Minneapolis home to look like its small, 1880s self. “We really liked the proportions of the original house and the gables,” Hansen said. They bought the house, their first, in 2004. And while they loved their location and didn’t want to move, they were ready for something a little roomier, more functional and more refined. That posed a dilemma: How do you expand a modest house without making it look like a bloated McMansion in a neighborhood where many of the homes date back to the 19th century? The solution wasn’t quick or easy, but the end result was worth the time and toil. Today, the newly remodeled home blends with its neighbors while still giving the couple another 750 square feet of living space in addition to the 1,100 they started with. In the process, Hansen and Hazen kept the things they love about their home: its traditional gabled look, the neighborhood and their deep lot. (Both are avid gardeners, interested in edible landscaping and urban homesteading.) And they’ve fixed the things they didn’t love: not enough bedroom space and a strange staircase that divided the living room. The couple did a lot of the work themselves, with help from relatives and friends, including demolition, tilework and interior painting. That saved them about $70,000 off the cost of the remodeling, their designer estimated. “We like the creative process, especially working with tile,” Hansen
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Designer Michael Anschel worked with Brita Hansen and Eric Hazen to expand their home while retaining its character.
To save money and indulge their DIY impulses, Brita Hansen and Eric Hazen installed the kitchen’s tile backsplash and shelving. said. But they knew that designing an addition and integrating it with the existing house was going to be way beyond their DIY skills, so they turned to OtogawaAnschel Design-Build. “It was one of the most
challenging things I’ve ever designed — resolving the exterior so it’s in scale and style with its surroundings,” said Michael Anschel, principal/designer at OtogawaAnschel. “We went through version after version. There was a lot of thinking, digest-
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“There probably never were a lot of fancy things here to salvage,” Hazen added. So the couple gave their house a charm retrofit. Their antique buffet is an architectural salvage piece, sawed in half to get it through the front door, then refinished and rebuilt in the dining room. The gleaming wood floors in the kitchen are made from local elms, salvaged and processed by Wood From the Hood. The vintage and vintage-look tiles, light fixtures and woodwork were salvaged, found on eBay and crafted by handy friends. The historic colors, cozy rooms and vintage touches seamlessly blend the old and new sections of the house. “My favorite comment is when someone says, ‘I can’t tell what is original and what is the addition,’ ” Hazen said. “That, to me, is a huge compliment.”
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ing and sharing of ideas — a lot of minds coming together.” The final design of the remodeled home was inspired by an offhand suggestion to build another house next to the original one.
“That was a really good idea,” Anschel said. “It ended up solving a lot of issues.” Instead of one big boxy addition, the addition is recessed in the middle of the house to minimize its visual impact from the street. Inside, instead of bigger multiuse spaces, the couple have compact cozy rooms more typical of the home’s original era than of today’s open floor plans. “We wanted relatively small, functional spaces,” Hansen said. “That was important to us, rather than having large rooms you don’t use.” The remodeled home exudes Old World charm but many of the features that contribute to it aren’t original. When the couple bought the Victorian-era house, it had none of the decorative flourishes associated with that time period. “It was a workingman’s house, probably a railroad worker,” Hansen said.
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candies on a Hanukkah table. You just want to pop one into your mouth, don’t you? So simple, but they go a long way in making your holiday table truly celebratory. My friend Melanie’s dining room is like a dreamland, and the addition of a charming minitree makes the scene that much more enchanting. I’m a huge fan of putting a Christmas tree in the dining room because I think it creates such wonderful ambiance. Every year, I put one in the same corner of my dining room, strategically placed so it’s visible from the kitchen, entry and living room. I really like to use antique pieces in decorating. And one of my favorite spots to do so is on my dining table. When Dan traveled to Europe once on a Nell Hill’s buying trip, he brought me back a set of sterling-silver knife rests. I not only love how the knife rests look on my table, giving it a classic formal look, I also real-
ly like how the stands keep the messy knives from resting on the tablecloth, saving my fine linens from being stained. Another antique table essential I use over and again is salt cellars. Dan, in particular, loves these little individual dishes filled with salt and pepper because he’s a salt hog. Now he doesn’t have to keep asking everyone to pass the salt — he has his own stash by him at all times. In recent years, I’ve also gone gaga over place cards, another rich dinner tradition that has gone by the wayside in recent years. Honestly, I don’t care where everyone sits at my table. I just like the look of the cards! I think they add a great touch and make each guest feel special. You can use a million different objects as place-card holders on your table. Designing a stellar centerpiece doesn’t have to be intimidating. In fact, sometimes the simpler the design, the more breathtaking it is. The secret is to find a few key pieces that
pack a lot of drama. For a table dressed for my holiday open house, the Academy Award went to some vases holding holiday greens and white flowers. Why did these pieces elicit such a wow factor? They were unexpectedly tall. Once these statuesque beauties were in place at each end of my table, I just filled in with clusters of glass candlesticks — one of my new favorite go-to decorating tools. I’m drawn to them because they are chunky yet graceful, inexpensive and incredibly versatile — you can use them everywhere in your home, in every season. I also like holiday centerpieces that revolve around a theme. One of my favorites: English hunt club. Trophy cups are turned into vases to hold inexpensive floral bouquets. Weave in a few faux antler candlesticks, and you’ve got a sensational centerpiece. A centerpiece can be dramatic but also quite simple. A silver riser can hold court at the center of the table. Top it with a silver vase holding fresh flowers.
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their possessions. Even so, it helps you to detach yourself emotionally from the property. Also, less personal property usually gives homes a more spacious feel. When buyers are looking for the most for their money, bigger is usually better. To close the deal, a listing should be spotless and inviting. Bring in new house plants to put in strategic locations. THE CLOSING: If you can’t pull this together yourself, or with the help or your agent, hire a good stager for a consultation or a proposal for full or partial staging. Dian Hymer, a real estate broker with more than 30 years’ experience.
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REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS Piqua Land Development Company LLC to Park National Bank, Unity National Bank, one Scott Investments of Troy LLC lot, $13,400. Mae a.k.a. Federal Fannie to Daniel Hake, Kari Hake, one Piqua Land Development CONCORD TWP. National Mortgage Association to lot, $253,700. Company LLC to Park National Eldon Bankson, one lot, $36,000. Leslie Merle to Ben Crumrine, Bank, Unity National Bank, one Todd Sanders to Judith a part lot, $23,500. lot, $14,000. Wiegman, Ted Wiegman, one lot, LUDLOW FALLS Kelly J. Mothmiller, R. Craig Piqua Land Development $150,000. Mothmiller to Brandon Collins, Company LLC to Park National Vickie Brewer, trustee, Wayne Megan Collins, two lots, Bank, Unity National Bank, one MONROE TWP. Brewer, trustee, Vickie M. Brewer $113,000. lot, $14,000. Keystone Homes of Troy Inc. to Trust, Wayne R. Brewer Trust to Piqua Land Development Duane Coy, Samuel Coy, two lots, Danika Livingston, one lot, Laura Nehring, Neil Nehring to Company LLC to Park National one part lot, $92,000. $152,900. Grasadalen Group LLC, a part Bank, Unity National Bank, one Denton Enterprises LLC to tract 0.754 acres, 0.294 acres, $0. lot, $14,000. Dustin Heilman, Nicole Heilman, FLETCHER Mary A. Drake to N. Sue Piqua Land Development one lot, $87,500. Fischer, Robert Fischer, a part Company LLC to Park National James Baber, Pamela Baber to tract 11.124 acres, $17,000. Beachel Swafford, Lynda Bank, Unity National Bank, one Clifford Johnson, Enza Johnson, Swafford to David L. Brown, one lot, $14,000. one lot, $217,500. lot, $77,000. NEWBERRY TWP. Piqua Land Development PIQUA Company LLC to Park National Diana Hall, Ralph Hall to Diana TIPP CITY Bank, Unity National Bank, one John S. Olds to Robert L. Hall, Ralph Hall, one lot, $0. Swartz Jr., Valerie Swartz, one lot, lot, $14,000. Dorothy Bramlett, Timothy Piqua Land Development Estate of Katherine G. Lobo to $72,000. Bramlett to PNC Bank N.A., sucCompany LLC to Park National David Lobo, three part lots, $0. cessor, one lot, $40,000. Bank, Unity National Bank, one SPRINGCREEK Lora L. Maxwell to Federal lot, $14,000. WEST MILTON Home Loan Mortgage Corp., one TWP. Piqua Land Development lot, $34,000. Company LLC to Park National Janice K. Williams to Anita Robert Grise to Robert Grise, Piqua Land Development Bank, Unity National Bank, one Pollard, David Pollard, one lot, Ronald Grise, Carolyn Hoening, Company LLC to Park National lot, $14,000. $36,700. one lot, $0. Bank, Unity National Bank, one Piqua Land Development Estate of Howard Lyndal Debra Adams to Debra Adams, lot, $13,400. Company LLC to Park National Dehart to Carolyn Dehart, a part William Adams, five part lots, one Piqua Land Development Bank, Unity National Bank, one lot, one lot, $0. lot, $0. Company LLC to Park National lot, $14,400. Patricia Ann Kerby, Thomas Bank, Unity National Bank, one Piqua Land Development BETHEL TWP. Kerby to Cynthia Saum, one lot, lot, $14,000. Company LLC to Park National $69,000. Piqua Land Development Bank, Unity National Bank, one Lisa Kellis, Wallace Kellis to Secretary of Housing and Company LLC to Park National lot, $15,000. Justin Iddings, a part lot, $85,000. Urban Development to Kimberly Bank, Unity National Bank, one Piqua Land Development Citimortgage Inc., First Harold, Michael Harold, one lot, lot, $14,000. Company LLC to Park National American Asset Closing, National $0. Piqua Land Development Bank, Unity National Bank, one Default REO Services to Dianne Amarjit Singh to Daljit Kaur Company LLC to Park National lot, $14,000. Watkins, one lot, $15,000. Takhar to Pap Oil Company LLC, Bank, Unity National Bank, one Piqua Land Development one lot, $0. lot, $13,400. Company LLC to Park National HUBER HEIGHTS Piqua Land Development Bank, Unity National Bank, one ELIZABETH TWP. Company LLC to Park National lot, $15,000. Bank, Unity National Bank, one Piqua Land Development Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Company LLC to Park National lot, $13,400. Leona Swisher, Michael Inc., one lot, $29,000.
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HOLIDAY DECORATING TIPS consistent. Many more than that can be too distracting. Try silver, blue and white or red, gold and brown. 4. Create an inexpensive family tradition that involves the kids. Purchase a ready-made wreath of greens, then gather items to decorate it. Use pine cones, ribbons, crystals, feathers, beaded garland or homemade paper snowflakes. 5. Give your space a different look and feel for this special time of year. Rearrange your furniture so
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SCAN ME the focal point is the fireplace or wherever you hang stockings. If you donâ€™t have a fireplace, arrange the furniture to create the best layout for cozy conversations. 6. Colored lights can be costly if you change your color palette from year to year. Stick with white lights; they can be used with any color scheme. 7. Start investing in a collection â€” something that can continue to grow through the years and can be passed on to the next generation.
Check out online auction sites for vintage decorations. 8. Use lots of candles. Nothing makes a room feel warmer and more inviting than candlelight. 9. Bring the holiday celebration into every room. Kitchens and bathrooms are a great place to put scented candles and smaller seasonal knickknacks. 10. The holiday season is definitely one time where â€œless is moreâ€? does NOT apply. Have fun and do it up big.
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Gift ideas for the gardener on your list BY JOE LAMP’L Scripps Howard News Service I was recently asked to name my must-have garden gift ideas for the holiday season. I hadn’t thought of this topic for years, so I really gave it some thought and here’s what I came up with. I feel confident your special gardening someone would be quite happy with any of the following: • Garden cart: It’s one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. Mine is a large wooden cart with bicycle tires on the side that I ordered from an ad in the back of a gardening magazine, but you can find them online, too. I use it all the time and love having something so easy to use and so functional in the garden. But don’t skimp on cheap versions. They’re flimsy, and don’t stand up to serious use. Invest in a quality cart and you’ll never regret it! Plan to spend about $350 with shipping. I’ve had mine for more than 20 years. It has spent most of its life exposed to the elements, but it still looks good. And other than needing a couple of new tires, it still works perfectly. • Garden bench: A garden bench can make any garden look better, but be sure to find ones made from weather-resistant wood. Commonly used wood includes teak, shorea, mahogany and cedar. But please do your homework before buying to make sure you’re getting the most sustainably harvested varieties. A good
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A garden cart makes a great gift — and a great investment. resource is The Forest Stewardship Council (www.fscus.org). True garden benches are meant to be left outdoors year-round. They don’t need to be treated, and the older they get, the better they look. Higher-end garden-furniture stores carry the better ones, but there are plenty of choices online and in magazines. Prices vary widely depending on the wood, style and size. • A truckload of compost,
manure, garden soil or mulch: Any real gardener will love a delivered truckload of quality compost, mulch, manure or garden soil. The gardeners in your life will be so impressed with your purchase, they’ll brag about it to all their friends (guaranteed). But to really enhance the gift, be prepared to offer to spread it as well, or make arrangements to have it done for them. Make sure you buy from a reputable company. Some of this stuff can be of real-
There are pros and cons to the various styles, so do your homework. They are generally broken down into two main categories: open- and closed-bin systems. • Waterproof gardening boots or shoes. These are an absolute must-have for every gardener! My green English garden boots cost about $80 and have served me well for more than 20 years of use. • Garden coaching: There’s a relatively new garden specialtyniche industry — garden coaching. For a reasonable hourly rate, a qualified garden coach will come to your house and walk through your garden and landscape with you. The idea is to provide hands-on training and help your gardener with the tools and knowledge to take on projects with confidence. Hourly rates and plans vary, so ask around — and be sure to get references. • A master landscape design or garden plan: For a few hundred dollars, you can hire a landscape designer to come to your garden, consider your short- and long-term goals and then prepare a master plan that you can tackle as time and budget permit. The beauty is, you’ll have the plan forever and can work on it over time. It’s the gift that keeps on giving and never goes out of style.
ly poor quality, so it pays to ask a trusted source where to get bulk supply. A small dumptruck load is around 10 cubic yards and prices range from about $15 to $30 per yard depending on the type and quality of product. • Composter or compost bin: If you have serious gardeners on your list, they need and want a composting system! There are many on the market and it’s a Joe Lamp’l, host of “Growing a must-have to making the best Greener World” on PBS, is a soil amendment for any garden. Master Gardener and author.
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305 Apartment 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday 1,2 & 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS Troy and Piqua ranches and townhomes. Different floor plans to choose from. Garages, fireplaces, appliances including washer and dryers. Corporate apartments available. Visit www.1troy.com Call us first! (937)335-5223 1 BEDROOM with Garage Starting at $595 Off Dorset in Troy (937)313-2153
2 BEDROOM in Troy, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, cats ok. $525. (937)573-7908
TROY, 2 bedroom townhomes, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, ca, w/d hook up, all appliances, $685 (937)216-5806 EversRealty.net 2 BEDROOM upstairs in Troy, washer/ dryer, stove/ fridge included. $440/ month, no pets, Metro accepted. (937)658-3824 655 MUMFORD, 2 Bedroom, single story, 1 car garage, appliances, washer/ dryer hookup, non smoking, small pet with additional fee. $575 month + $575 deposit. (937)441-3921 CLEAN, QUIET, safe 1 bedroom. Senior approved. No pets. $450 (937)778-0524 COVINGTON 2 bedroom townhouse, $495. Up to 2 months FREE utilities! No Pets. (937)698-4599, (937)572-9297. TIPP CITY 2 bedroom, deluxe duplex, 11/2 car garage, C/air, gas heat, 2 full baths, all appliances, $705 month + dep. 937-216-0918
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305 Apartment DODD RENTALS Tipp-Troy: 2 bedroom AC, appliances $500/$450 plus deposit No pets (937)667-4349 for appt. FIRST MONTH FREE! 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms Call for availability attached garages Easy access to I-75 (937)335-6690 www.hawkapartments.net
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everyday rings. When the holidays are over, simply remove the embellishments and save them for next year. Snowflake Table Runner Add whimsy to your winter tabletop with a snowflakeinspired table runner. Cut a variety of different-sized snowflakes out of stiff, white felt and use hot glue to stick the edges of them together. Gifts for Surprise Guests A basket of beautifully wrapped gifts serves two purposes: It’s a bright, festive table centerpiece and a source of treats for unexpected guests. Fill packages with small boxes of chocolates, notepads, books or gift cards. — Courtesy Layla Palmer and Liz Gray on hgtv.com
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HOLIDAY SPECIAL Every new move in on or before December 30th, 2011 will receive $50 gift card
TIPP CITY, 2 bedroom townhouse near I75, $510. 1.5 Bath, stove, refrigerator, garbage disposal, w/d, A/C, No Dogs. (937)335-1825.
WEST MILTON, 2 bedrooms, appliances, W/D hookup, air. $470/month + $250deposit. Metro accepted. (937)339-7028
IN BRADFORD, nice 1 bedroom house, nice yard, $350, (937)773-2829 after 2pm.
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TIPP CITY/ Huber Heights, 1 bedroom, country, $450 monthly includes water & trash, no pets (937)778-0524
WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $475 month, Lease by 12-15, FREE GIFTCARD, (937)216-4233.
Troy Now accepting applications. Senior/ Disabled/ Handicapped Independent Living. Studios, 1 & 2 bedrooms. Amenities include stove, refrigerator, A/C. Deposit and rent based on income. Call (937)335-6950 TTY (216)472-1884 EHO Now leasing to 62 & older! SPECIAL 1ST MONTH FREE
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room for dessert, and you’ll save yourself from being asked what’s for dinner. Creative Place Cards A roll of brown Kraft paper makes for a fun and disposable table runner. Write the name of each guest on the paper near their plate and encourage them to doodle during dinner, too. Gold-Leaf Bar Tray Turn a plain black serving tray into a holiday focal point by lining its surface with gold leaf. Set the tray with glasses and your beverage of choice; it’s portable enough to move to wherever the party ends up. Holiday-Perfect Napkin Rings Create temporary, holidaythemed napkin rings by hotgluing a small scrapbooking embellishment to the tops of
1 & 2 Bedroom apts. $410 to $450 NO PETS Park Regency Apartments 1211 West Main (937)216-0398
TROY - newer 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, no pets. $750. (937)875-0595 TROY, 1 & 2 bedrooms. Appliances, AC, W/D, water paid, very clean, no pets, 1 year lease plus deposit. Starting $445 (937)339-6736 TROY, 2 bedroom townhouse, 845 N. Dorset. 1.5 baths, carport, appliances, washer/ dryer hookup, water, $585. (937)239-0320 www.miamicounty properties.com
315 Condos for Rent LOVELY TROY, 2 bedroom condo, private parking, washer/ dryer hookup. Appliances. $575. Month FREE! (937)335-5440 TROY, 2 bedroom exquisite cobblestone townhouse, 1300 sqft, fireplace, garage, loft, vaulted ceilings. $795. (937)308-0679.
TROY - newer 1/2 duplex home. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, fireplace, no pets. $750. Call (937)875-0595. TROY, 1/2 double, 2 bedroom, garage, C/A, nice. $650 plus deposit. (937)339-2266 TROY, 2 bedroom, new paint, carpet, CA. $625 month plus deposit. 265 Union Street (937)339-1195
325 Mobile Homes for Rent NEAR BRADFORD in country 2 bedroom trailer, washer/dryer hookup. $375. (937)417-7111, (937)448-2974
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TROY area, 2 bedroom townhouses, 1-1/2 bath, furnished appliances, W/D hookup, A/C, No dogs $475. (937)339-6776.
3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, 3214 Magnolia. $1000 a month plus deposit. (937)339-1339
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WEST MILTON, Efficiency with kitchenette, all utilities furnished. $100 per week. (937)698-6179, (937)477-2177.
COVINGTON, 3 bedroom house, large garage, washer/ dryer hook-up. 17 Face St. $600, deposit. (937)418-6034
PIQUA, small business or office space, all utilities furnished, excellent location. $450 month. (937)276-5998 or (937) 902-0491
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Repairing Industrial Equipment, mechanical/ electrical troubleshooting, hydraulic/ pneumatic repair (PLCs) required. *Minimum 2 years experience. Submit resume to: AMS 330 Canal St. Sidney, Oh 45365 Fax: (937)498-0766 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NK Parts Industries Inc. is currently seeking an experienced professional Programmer with hands on experience with Visual Studio 2010, Share Point and SQL server including integration and reporting services to join our team. The Programmer will be responsible to convert data from specifications and statement of problems to computer code. The Programmer must have the ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401 K, paid vacations, and tuition reimbursement.
For immediate consideration please email a current resume and salary history to: Career1@nkparts.com or NK Parts Industries Inc. 777 South Kuther Rd Sidney, Ohio 45365
LOST: Husky, has one blue eye, female. Last seen on South Market Street, (937)335-7690.
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5 Years experience in mechanical maintenance a plus.
5 Years Experience in Machine Controls and Troubleshooting PLC programming a plus.
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Cook & Maintenance Tech Caldwell House located at 2900 Corporate Drive is seeking a dedicated part time cook and a part time maintenance technician that enjoys working in a team environment. Must enjoy working with the elderly. If interested please submit an application. DELIVER PHONE BOOKS Work Your Own Hours, Have Insured Vehicle. Must be at least 18 years old, Valid DL. No Experience Necessary!
(800)518-1333 Ext. 224 www.deliver thephonebook.com
Legal Assistant Excellent computer, organizational, grammar and proofing skills. Legal experience a plus. Full-time with competitive wages/ benefits. Mail resume to: Dysinger & Associates, LLC 249 S. Garber Drive Tipp City, OH 45371 Or e-mail: email@example.com
NKP is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Drug Free
High Degree of Technical Aptitude
Qualified applicants are urged to email, fax, or complete an application at: Freshway Foods firstname.lastname@example.org
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CNC MACHINISTS Machine setup and short run production of aircraft parts. CNC lathe and/ or mill experience desirable
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8pm to 6am Sunday - Thursday Good Wages Paid Vacation Holidays Health, life, dental Retirement plan
Mail resume or work history to: PO Box 730 Troy, OH 45373 OR email to: Aerojobs1@gmail.com
BRANCH MANAGER Ideal candidate enjoys working with the public, has previous management and cash handling experience. Previous loan experience desired. Interested candidates submit cover letter with resume and salary history to: email@example.com
No phone calls please.
280 Transportation Drivers $1000 Sign on Bonus, Safety incentives, Benefits Package, Vacation Package After six months. OTR CDL-A 1 yr 888-560-9644
OPTOMETRIST P/T or F/T for Ophthalmology office in Bellefontaine. Fax resume to 937-593-2430 or E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
SURGICAL ASSISTANT Full-time position available in a busy Oral Surgeon's office. Must be energetic, self-motivated, personable and fun!! We want someone looking for long term employment. Dental experience preferred and radiography license a plus. Please send resumes to: Department 9887 Troy Daily News 224 Market Street Troy, OH 45373
POLICY: Please Check Your Ad The 1st Day. It Is The Advertiser’s Responsibility To Report Errors Immediately. Publisher Will Not Be Responsible for More Than One Incorrect Insertion. We Reserve The Right To Correctly Classify, Edit, Cancel Or Decline Any Advertisement Without Notice.
545 Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD, $125 a core pick up, $150 a core delivered, $175 a core delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237 SEASONED FIREWOOD for sale. $135 delivered. (937)638-6950
560 Home Furnishings FURNITURE, excellent condition, Lane plaid sofa/ loveseat, oak tables, sewing table for 2 machines, computer desk/ file, bar stools Troy, priced to sell. (937)552-7177 FURNITURE FOR SALE Please call (937)335-1756 MISCELLANEOUS must sell: downsizing. Household items, large lead crystal (Byrds) collection, a few antiques, 7 pc patio set/ cushions, riding lawn mower/ sweeper/ trailer, (937)332-1194, 10a-6p. SLEEPER SOFA, Good condition, beige. $25. (937)335-6205
(3rd Shift) Freshway Foods is seeking a Maintenance Technician for our location in Sidney, Ohio. Freshway offers competitive wages and large company benefits including health, disability, and 401k retirement. This position will perform high-level electrical and mechanical maintenance.
aerospace facility has FULL TIME Night Shift positions available for:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in related field or equivalent combination of experience and/or training required.
LOST: Female Golden Retriever. Dark red. Named Maggie. Casstown area. REWARD! (937)371-5647 leave message
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5
577 Miscellaneous CRIB, cradle, changing table, Pack-N-Play, basinet, Porta-Crib, saucer, walker, car seat, blankets, clothes, gate, potty, tub, DOLLS beautiful $5/ea (937)339-4233 GO-CART/Dingo by Manco, model 389-00, 8HP, Roll cage, $450. 2 antique sun dials, metal, celestial /terrestrial?, $75 each. 2 antique plant hanger, metal, each has a bird in design, $35 each. Pistol, antique, browning 32 auto, early, nickel, engraved, $225. (937)698-6362 HOSPITAL BED, invacare, electric foot and head, with mattress, 450 lbs. capacity, good condition. $325 (937)335-4276
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TREK BICYCLE, 26 inch, Sole Ride 200 M/F frame, 3 speed as new. $200 Cash (937)339-1394 WALKER, hospital table, tub/shower benches, commode chair, toilet riser, dolls Barbie, babies, cabbage patch, collector porcelain , care bears, more. (937)339-4233
580 Musical Instruments ORGAN Works great! Free. (937)335-8278
583 Pets and Supplies
588 Tickets RACE TICKETS, great gift! (2) for February 2012 Daytona 500 race. Great seats, Weatherly section with parking pass. Call (937)667-8287
592 Wanted to Buy CASH, top dollar paid for junk cars/trucks, running or non-running. I will pick up. Thanks for calling (937)719-3088 or (937)451-1019
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2 CHIHUAHUA puppies. Make great Christmas gift. Call for price. 1 male, 1 female. Born 10/16/11. (937)658-3478 BEAGLE PUPPIES, AKC, Champion bloodline, males & females, great hunting dogs or pets, $200. Ready for Christmas. (937)473-3077. BICHON FRISE, Cairn Terriors, Yorkie, Shichons, Malti-poo, NonShedding. $100 and up. (419)925-4339 BRINDLE MIX, beautiful 6? month old. Weighs 50 lbs and I believe is full grown. Knows several commands, loves other animals and people, house broken, free. email@example.com. (937)489-6762. MINI DACHSHUND PUPPIES, 2 red smooth coats, AKC, written guarantee, 1st shot , wormed. 1 Male $275. 1 Female, $325. (937)667-1777, (937)667-0077 MIXED BREED puppies for Christmas!!! Small, 3 males, 1 female. Ready now. (937)638-1321 or (937)498-9973. No calls after 6pm.
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805 Auto 1998 OLDSMOBILE Bravada, AWD $850 OBO (937)335-1756 2001 LINCOLN TOWNCAR. Runs good. Looks good. 150,000 miles. With drive train insurance. $3800. (937)492-4349 2003 DODGE, Short Van, 3 seats, clean. $4200 (937)473-2629 2007 HONDA CRV, low mileage only 53,034 , moon roof, AWD. Would make a great Christmas present. Asking $14,000 below book value. (937)751-8381
810 Auto Parts & Accessories TRUCK CAP, good condition. $100. (937)335-6205
899 Wanted to Buy STATION WAGON or SUV with a bench front seat (937)335-7295 Wanted junk cars and trucks. Cash paid. www.wantedjunkers.com Call us (937)732-5424.
METAL. Wanting anything that contains metal. Will haul away for FREE. Call (937)451-1566 or (937)214-0861.
CAMPING MEMBERSHIP, Coast to Coast Lakewood Village, 2 generations membership, private campground, asking $2000 obo, (937)538-7491
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The I-75 Newspaper Group of Ohio Community Media is seeking an Advertisement Order Entry replacement to be based in our Sidney office. The Advertisement Order Entry position is part of our business office and is primarily responsible for inputting advertisement orders into our billing system for publication. Requirements include: • Computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel • Accurate data entry skills • Organizational skills • Ability to multi-task • Deadline oriented • Dependable • Take direction easily • Team player • Customer service skills that include excellent verbal communication Pay range is $8.50 - $10.00 depending on qualifications and experience. Please send resume to: Troy Daily News Attn: Betty Brownlee 224 South Market Street Troy, Ohio 45373 No phone calls will be taken regarding this position. E.O.E.
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• 6.2L 556HP Suprcharged V-8 • Power tilt sunroof • Recaro high performance seats • 19” Polished Aluminum Wheels • Black Raven Exterior Paint
• Luxury Collection • Ultraview Sunroof • Rear Power Liftgate • Bluetooth For Phone • Rearview Camera • Premium Care Maintenance
HEMM SAVINGS ...........-$5,500
2011 CTS-V COUPE
2012 CADILLAC SRX
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39 MO. LEASE
$804 DUE AT SIGNING #2092
2012 CTS COUPE AWD • 3.6 Direct Injection V6 • Power Sunroof • 10 Speaker Bose System • 18” High Polished Wheels • Premium Care Maintenance
OFF - plus MSRP
** SRX low mileage lease of 12,000 miles per year with approved credit thru GM Financial. Amount due at signing includes first month payment, title, license and doc fees. Payment does not include tax. Mileage charge of $.30 per mile over 39,000 miles. *To qualified buyers with approved through Ally Bank. Purchase prices plus tax,title,dealer fees. Must take delivery by 01/03/2012
CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED CADILLACS AND GM CERTIFIED USED VEHICLES 12 MONTHS - 12,000 MILES BUMPER-TO-BUMPER WARRANTY ~ SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS
‘10 CHEVY MALIBU LT
‘06 CADILLAC ‘10 VENZA FWD ‘07 STS AWD ‘08 CHARGER LEAHTER, SUNROOF, NAVIGATION, POWER SUNR/T DTS REARVIEW CAMERA, ONLY ROOF, HEATED SEATS, CHROME
2.4 4 CYL ENGINE, CRUISE, KEYLESS ENTRY, GREAT GAS MILEAGE!
6 PASSENGER SEATING, CHROME WHEELS, HEATED SEATS, DUAL POWER SEATS
’05 IMPALA, PWR. SEAT, KEYLESS ENTRY, LOCAL TRADE .................$7,957 ’05 PT CRUISER LIMITED, CRUISE, ALUM. WHEELS, LOCAL TRADE ..$8,957 ’02 E-350 ECONOLINE, CHATEAU, V10, TOWNING PACKAGE ........$10,947 ’09 HHR LS, 5-SPEED, CRUISE, ONE OWNER ............................$10,957 ’03 EXPLORER 4X4, EDDIE BAUER, LEATHER, SUNROOF .............$10,957 ’07 FOCUS SE, POWER WINDOES, LOCKS, KEYLESS ENTRY ............$10,967 ’08 UPLANDER LS, 7 PASS., CRUISE, ONE OWNER .....................$11,957 ’06 TRAILBLAZER LT 4X4, RUNNING BOARDS, CD, 1-OWNER .......$12,957 ’06 TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING, SUNROOF, REAR DVD .........$12,957 ‘10 COBALT LT, ALUM WHEELS, PW, PL, CRUISE ........................$13,957 ‘10 HHR LT, PWR. SEAT, CD, KEYLESS ENTRY ............................$13,957 ‘06 PONTIAC MONTANA SV6, REAR DVD, PWR SEAT, 36K MILES ..$13,997 ‘07 SATURN AURA XR, SUNROOF, LEATHER, HEATED SEATS .........$14,957
‘07 HONDA CRV EX-L
WHEELS, LOCAL TRADE
NAVIGATION, CHROME WHEELS, HEMI V-8, LEATHER, SUPER SHARP!
LEATHER, SUNROOF, 6-DISC CD, ONLY 55K MILES
‘06 DTS, 6 PASS., CHROME WHEELS, HEATED SEATS ....................$14,957 ‘08 HHR LT, LEATHER, HEATED SEATS, CHROME WHEELS ...............$15,967 ‘09 LACROSSE CX, 6 PASS., POWER SEAT, REMOTE START ...........$15,987 ‘10 MALIBU LT, 2.4 4 CYL.ENGINE, GREAT GAS MILEAGE ...............$15,987 ‘10 SCION TC, PWR. SUNROOF, ALUM. WHEELS, 1-OWNER ............$16,667 ‘05 ACURA RL AWD, SUNROOF, NAVIGATION, HEATED SEATS ........$16,967 ‘08 G-6 SPORT, SUNROOF, CHROME PACKAGE, 18K MILES ...........$16,987 ‘08 IMPALA LT, LEATHER, HEATED SEATS, 19K MILES...................$17,957 ‘10 MALIBU LT, POWER SEAT, REMOTE START, 16K MILES ..............$17,967 ‘07 MOUNTAINEER 4X4, PREMIER, NAV., SUNROOF, DVD ............$18,867 ‘08 EQUINOX LTZ, SUNROOF, LEATHER, HEATED SEATS. ..............$20,947 ‘11 IMPALA LT, SUNROOF, LEATHER, HEATED SEATS. ...................$20,957 ‘07 CRV EXL, SUNROOF, LEATHER, 6 DISC CD...........................$20,987
‘04 RX330 AWD, SUNROOF, HEATED SEATS, ONLY 53K MILES. ......$21.967 ‘08 LINCOLN MKZ, SUNROOF, LEATHER, CHROME WHEELS. ..........$21.967 ‘08 LUCERNE CXL, CHROM WHEELS, HEATED SEATS, 27K MILES .....$21,957 ‘07 STS AWD, NAVIGATION, SUNROOF, CHROME WHEELS.............$22,987 ‘08 CHARGER R/T, HEMI, NAV., CHROME WHEELS, SHARP ...........$23,987 ‘11 RAM QUAD CAB 4X4, V8, CRUISE, ALUM. WHEELS ............$25,957 ‘08 ACADIA SLE, 7-PASS., REAR PARK ASSIST., 33K MILES ...........$25,967 ‘109 BMW 328I, SUNROOF, LEATHER, HEATED SEATS ...............$26,967 ‘10 VENZA FWD, LEATHER, SUNROOF, 19K MIILES .....................$27,967 ‘11 TERRAIN SLT1, SUNROOF, LEATHER, 10K MILES ...................$27,987 ‘09 ACADIA SLT2, 7 PASS., HEADS UP DISPLAY, ONE OWNER ........$28,847 ‘01 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE, LEATHER, CHROME WHEELS, 7K MI.$28,987
Offers expired 01/03/2012.
2596 W. St. Rt. 47, Sidney, OH
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