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Thieves continue targeting cars Sheriff’s office asks for public’s help BY MELODY VALLIEU Staff Writer

Season’s Greetings from our staff It’s that time of year again — time for the Troy Daily News staff’s annual holiday greeting card to you, our loyal readers. First and foremost, thank you for reading. We wish all of you nothing but the best for the holidays and in the coming year. May all your days be filled with peace, love and hapiness. This year, the TDN staff — plus a few special guests — decided to share their Christmas lists. Coming

Sunday, in the Miami Valley Sunday News.


Santa Claus flying high Why do kids believe a chubby guy in a flying sleigh can deliver joy across America? Because their parents do. A whopping 84 percent of grown-ups were once children who trusted in Santa’s magic, and lots cling to it still.

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Offices closed, call center open The Troy Daily News offices will be closed so that employees can celebrate the holiday with family; however, the circulation call center will be open from 6-8 a.m. Christmas morning, Dec. 25. On Monday, Dec. 26, the offices again will be closed, but the call center will be open from 6-10 a.m. for any concerns about the delivery of your newspaper. All newspapers will be delivered by Troy Daily News carriers Dec. 26. Happy Holidays from our family to yours.

INSIDE TODAY Advice ............................9 Calendar.........................3 Classified......................16 Comics .........................10 Deaths ............................6 Treva J. Arnett Sharon E. Flaugher Helen L. Millhouse Marvin D. Bailey Judith Liess Paul Bell Kay Patrie Opinion ...........................5 Sports...........................12 TV...................................9

OUTLOOK Today Mostly sunny High: 40° Low: 27°

An investigation continues into a rash of car break-ins in the Bethel Township and Elizabeth Township areas, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office. In all, the sheriff’s office has

MIAMI COUNTY investigated 28 car break-ins, and believe the thieves also are targeting the eastern Montgomery County area, according to Chief Deputy Dave Duchak. The thieves are taking purses, GPS devices and other valuables

left in cars, Duchak said. He said they are entering the vehicles through unlocked doors or smashing windows and the thefts are occurring in the early morning hours. Duchak said the sheriff’s office took three reports alone on Thursday for break-ins in the Elizabeth Township area.

“We are encouraging residents to not leave any valuables in their cars and take garage door openers into their residence,” Duchak said. “Keep all doors locked, use exterior lighting and park your vehicle as close to your residence as possible.” Deputies have increased patrols in the targeted areas; however Duchak said they need the

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Suspect sought in burglaries Staff Reports The Miami County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect vehicle and the registered owner of the white Geo Prism that was involved in this past Tuesday’s burglary of a residence on State Route 571 in Monroe Township. The vehicle and suspect were captured on digital video. Miami County detectives received GOODWIN a call from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday advising that a resident in Harrison Township had STAFF PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER interrupted a burglary of her resiSammi Marcum, 11, a Troy Christian Elementary School student, donated supplies to the Shelby County dence in which a white Geo Prism Animal Shelter Friday. According to her parents, Rebel and Logan Marcum, Sammi raised nearly $200 for was parked in her driveway. The homeowner blocked the vehicle and the animals at the shelter. called 9-1-1. One of the burglars exited the residence and drove the Geo around the homewoner’s vehicle into the back yard, where it became stuck. The suspect then fled on foot and managed to escape Montgomery County authorities. Miami County detectives responded to the scene as well. Thanksgiving meal last month at BY MELANIE YINGST TIPP CITY Several rifles, a safe and other the shelter. Staff Writer “We got someone to donate food items were observed in plain view and have something new and fun and I came here to feed the animals in the Geo. Montgomery County detectives will be completing an he animals at the before a new family can come here and play with them,” she said. So for the Christmas holiday, inventory of items recovered from Shelby County Animal and take them home.” Marcum raised the money with Marcum raised the money for new the suspect vehicle. Shelter received a big Based on the surveillance video gift from a little girl the help of friends at Troy blankets for the winter season, Christian Elementary, her Tipp bones and toys for the animals that from the State Route 571 burglary, with a big heart. Sammi Marcum, a fifth-grade City neighborhood and from her have yet to be adopted. Miami County Sheriff ’s Office Not only does Marcum’s dona- detectives believe the registered student at Troy Christian church, Alcony Grace in Alcony. “I’ve been around animals all tion help the shelter, but she also owner of the Geo, James T. Elementary, on Friday donated more than $170 of blankets, toys, my life,” she said. “I saw a commer- raises awareness by her giving Goodwin, was one of the two burtreats and food to the shelter after cial on television for the American spirit, said Shelby County Animal glars. Goodwin currently has a being inspired to do something for Society for the Prevention of Shelter’s Interim Director Robin traffic-related warrant out of animals that don’t have a home Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and Metz. Montgomery County and is at“She’s pretty special,” Metz said large. learned about puppy mills. I this holiday season. “These dogs and animals at the thought I should start helping the of Marcum. “Anytime we can put Miami County detectives have the word out there that animals are filed one count of burglary against shelter don’t have a home for animal shelters.” Marcum said she’s raised available at this shelter and other Goodwin. A warrant will be issued Christmas and don’t have anyone to love on them or a family so I awareness about the cruel environ- local shelters, it’s a great thing.” for his arrest. wanted to help,” Marcum said. “I ment of puppy mills and decided to The investigation continues and • See SHELTER on 2 detectives still are working on idenjust wanted the dogs to be well fed give back locally by giving a tifying the second suspect.

A girl with a giving spirit Fifth-grader raises money for shelter animals


The houses that Yeagle builds Gingerbread artist shows students the tricks of her sweet trade BY WILL E SANDERS Ohio Community Media

An award-winning creator of gingerbread houses visited the Upper Valley Sunday Breezy Career Center this week as High: 43° a part of the school’s Low: 28° Discovery Program and perhaps the only thing Complete weather sweeter than her creations information on Page 11. is the recent national publicity she received on a hit Home Delivery: network reality show. 335-5634 Mary Yaegle of Huber Classified Advertising: Heights began plying her (877) 844-8385 trade several years ago after a friend’s encouragement and since then has constructed as many as 40 artistic edible houses. 6 74825 22406 6

PIQUA In addition to concocting several award-winning gingerbread houses, including one she won first place for at last year’s Dayton Holiday Festival, one of her creations was recently displayed on an episode of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover Home Edition.” For the gingerbread house, Yaegle built a replica gingerbread house of a Columbus home that was recently featured on the show. But Yaegle also is a job coach in the Discovery program at the vocational

school, and she recently showed and taught members in the program a little of what she knows. She said the hobby started out as something fun, but it soon grew into a passion, but said she felt so honored when producers from the show contacted her for the project. “One day I got a call and that’s how it all started,” she said. Yaegle said producers with the show initially gave her a week to put the house together, but then the deadline was trimmed from seven days to five days, and then to four. “I met the deadline, but it was close,” Yaegle said, laughing.


Upper Valley Career Center Discovery students Troy Dishong, left, and Andy Houk of Piqua, watch as United Rehabilitation Services job coach Mary Yaegle of Huber Heights begins “construction” of a ginger• See GINGERBREAD on 2 bread house at the school Wednesday.

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BUSINESS ROUNDUP • The Troy Elevator The Troy Elevator was closed Friday. You can find more information online at • Stocks of local interest Values reflect closing prices from Friday. AA 8.86 -0.05 CAG 26.60 +0.23 CSCO 18.47 +0.34 EMR 46.29 +1.11 F 10.95 +0.01 FITB 12.84 -0.08 FLS 101.88 +1.19 GM 20.50 -0.20 GR 123.40 +0.33 ITW 47.72 +0.75 JCP 35.67 +0.48 KMB 73.73 +0.81 69.94 +0.75 KO KR 24.48 +0.32 LLTC 30.37 +0.26 MCD 100.15 +1.55 MSFG 8.93 +0.02 PEP 66.57 +0.53 PMI 0.31 0.00 SYX 16.76 +0.01 TUP 56.11 +0.68 USB 27.49 +0.15 VZ 39.98 +0.69 WEN 5.34 -0.01 WMT 59.99 +0.80 • Wall Street Stocks closed higher Friday after a quiet, pre-holiday session that turned the S&P 500 index positive for the year. Traders were relieved by news that Congress extended a payroll tax holiday for workers and emergency unemployment benefits. Both programs were set to expire at the end of the year. Letting that happen would have reduced economic growth by about 1 percent, analysts said. — Staff and wire reports

With the holidays and family and friends coming for overnight stays, Miami County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Duchak said residents should remind visitors to remove valuables from their vehicles and bring them inside. “Most of these are happening late at night. So, with the holiday season, if they have packages, take them in, don’t leave them in cars,� he said. For those with GPS devices, Duchak also suggests that residents should not program their actual house into the “Home� command on the system. “Instead, put in the address of your nearest law enforcement agency,� Duchak said. “If they break into your car at the shopping mall, they can have it take them right to your house and they know you aren’t home.�

Break-ins • Continued from 1 ever Duchak said they need the public’s assistance by having them call 9-1-1 if they observe any suspicious/unusual persons or vehicles in their neighborhoods. Duchak also said they do have some ideas as to who the thieves are and are working with other agencies to help catch the suspects. He said they believe that these thefts are drug-fueled, with the thieves selling or pawning items for money to purchase heroin, the most popular drug on the market right now. “We have developed some leads on suspects and are working with other law enforcement


departments that have been impacted to try to apprehend them,� Duchak said. “The community calling us when they feel something isn’t right is a tremendous help,� said Duchak, who said the sheriff ’s office has made eight burglary or theft related arrests in recent weeks. “It really comes down to the community calling us and helping us with information that we need. Miami County residents have been doing a great job of that this year.� If anyone has any information relating to the thefts, they can call 9-1-1 or anonymous tips can be left on the sheriff’s office website at

• Continued from 1 Metz said with the economy, many families are choosing to leave their pets at the shelters, even purebred dogs. “This helps generate some more adoptions and it really helps to spread the word about what we do and we’re thankful for that,â€? Metz said. Metz said after Sammi’s Thanksgiving dinner for the shelter last month, many families came into the shelter to adopt after reading her story. “That’s good that a dog from here got a new home,â€? Sammi said. Although Sammi said she already has two dogs of

her own at home, she thinks of the animals at the shelter often and wants MARCUM to continue to do what she can in the future to help the shelter. “I’m an outdoor girl, so I enjoy taking the dogs to the dog park in Tipp City,� she said. Marcum also shopped for the animals and was able to secure more items by asking for a discount at the SuperPetz store in Troy. “That was very nice of the store to do that for

these animals,� Marcum said. Marcum said she hopes to give back to the shelter again during the Easter holiday season. “I really like to spend time with the dogs when I can,� she said. Shannon Johnson, a family friend of Marcum’s, brings her to the shelter during volunteer hours. “I usually help walk them. We’ll do little things to come out and we’ll bring more supplies,� she said. For a listed of suggested donations, visit www. for a list of local animal shelters in the area or Miami County Animal Shelter at

Gingerbread • Continued from 1 With an arsenal of sugary confections, Yaegle used planks of gingerbread instead of wood, icing instead of nails, gumdrops instead of windows and cereal treats for roofing materials to show students in the career center’s Discovery Program not only a lesson in building, but also in the culinary arts. Interestingly enough, the cookie cutters the group used were made by students in the building and grounds maintenance

program. They helped bend metal to make original cookie cutters. The Discovery Program provides students with identified disabilities the opportunity to work in several career-technical programs and they are assigned job coaches. The program offers students, in age ranges from 16 to 20: early childhood education, auto services/technologies, culinary arts, interactive media, building and grounds maintenance, landscape management, medical technologies, cos-

metology and environmental services. The overall goal of the program is to help the students “achieve competitive employment leading to independent living,� according to the Discovery Coordinator Niki Luciano. Luciano said the program continues to be a success and the students absolutely love it. “It has created a lot of mentor relationships for the students in the program,� she said, not only among other job coaches, but also with other students at the school.

Santa Claus still flying high with Americans WASHINGTON (AP) — Why do kids believe a chubby guy in a flying sleigh can deliver joy across America? Because their parents do. A whopping 84 percent of grownups were once children who trusted in Santa’s magic, and lots cling to it still. Things are changing fast these days, with toddlers wishing for iPads, grade schoolers emailing their Christmas lists and moms wrestling over bar-

gain toys at midnight sales. Despite all the pressures on the rituals of the season, an AP-GfK poll confirms that families are sticking by old St. Nick. “It’s important for kids to have something to believe in,� says greatgrandmother Wanda Smith of Norman, Oklahoma. And so they do. Year after year, Santa Claus survives the scoffers and the Scrooges and the 6-year-old playground skeptics. He endures belittling commercials that portray him shopping at Target or taking directions from an iPhone. He shrugs off scolds who say his bagful of toys overshadows the rea-

son for the season. Two-thirds of parents with kids under 18 say Santa’s an important part of their celebrations this year. Moms, especially, have a soft spot for the man in red — 71 percent of them say he’s important, and that’s a big jump from 58 percent just five years ago. His overall popularity is up slightly from an APAOL poll in 2006, before the recession hit. In these bleaker times of homes lost to foreclosure and parents sweating out their next paychecks, the poll shows Santa riding high with families both wealthy and poor.

Maybe that’s because the big guy’s always known how to stretch a dollar to make a kid smile. Smith, whose childhood gifts were mostly handmade by her mother things like cookies and knit scarves remembers that every year Santa Claus managed to put one present under the tree for her to share with her two brothers (four more siblings came later). “One year it was a bicycle, one year we had a sled. One year we got a puppy his name was Jack and he was a border collie,� recalls Smith, now 70. “We didn’t have a lot,� she said, “but we didn’t know it. Our mother and daddy made it a wonderful time for us.�



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.

from our family to yours

In multicultural America, Father Christmas isn’t just for Christians any more. Three-fourths of nonChristian adults say they believed in Santa when they were children. And half feel he’s important to their holiday celebrations now. Developmental psychologist Cyndy Scheibe, who’s been interviewing kids about Santa since 1986, said lots of Jewish children told her that Santa Claus was real, even though he didn’t stop at their houses on Christmas Eve. And many nonChristian parents embrace Santa because they see Christmas serving as a secular as well as religious holiday in the U.S., she said.





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• 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 335-7939 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.

MONDAY • SANDWICH AND FRIES: American Legion Post 586, 377 N. 3rd St., Tipp City, will offer a Texas tenderloin and fries from 67:30 p.m. for $5.


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TUESDAY • 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 to 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 or call (937) 667-1286, Ext. 115. • DAY CAMP AT THE REC: Third, fourth and fifth grade girls are invited to participate in a day camp at the Troy Rec, 11 N. Market St., from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Games, tie-dying and fun are on the agenda. Cost is $10. To register, visit the Troy Rec website at and go to the “news” tab. Deadline to register is Dec. 26. Camp is limited to the first 25 girls. For more information, call 339-1923. • BOARD MEETING: The Miami County Park District will hold a special board meeting at 9 a.m. at the Lost Creek Reserve Cabin, 2645 E. State Route 41, east of Troy. For more information, contact the Miami County Park District at 3356273. • RETIREES TO MEET: The BFGoodrich retirees will meet at 8 a.m. at Lincoln Square, Troy.

WEDNESDAY • DAY CAMP AT THE REC: Third, fourth and fifth grade boys are invited to participate in a day camp at the Troy Rec, 11 N. Market St., from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Games, tie-dying and fun are on the agenda. Cost is $10. To register, visit the Troy Rec website at and go to the “news” tab. Deadline to register is Dec. 26. Camp is limited to the first 25 boys. For more information, call 339-1923.

THURSDAY • PROJECT FEEDERWATCH: Project FeederWatch will be offered from 9:3011:30 a.m. at Aullwood. Participants are invited to count birds, drink coffee, eat doughnuts, share stories and count more birds. This bird count contributes to scientific studies at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Check out the Cornell web site at for more information.

FRIDAY • FRIDAY DINNER: The Covington VFW Post No. 4235, 173 N. High St., Covington, will offer dinner from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 753-1108. • SEAFOOD DINNER: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece fried fish dinner, 21-piece fried shrimp or a fish/shrimp combo with french fries and coleslaw for $6 from 6-7:30 p.m. Frog legs, when available, are $10. • PROJECT FEEDERWATCH: Project FeederWatch will be offered from 9:3011:30 a.m. at Aullwood. Participants are invited to count birds, drink coffee, eat doughnuts, share stories and count more birds. This bird count contributes to scientific studies at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Check out the Cornell web site at for more information.

JAN. 1 • OPEN HOUSE: A surprise party open house for Ernest Hague Jr., who will turn 90, will be hosted by his family from 1-4 p.m. at 2 E. Main St., Fletcher. No gifts are necessary and card and friends and family being present will be enough.


Troy Literacy Council, serving all of Miami County, will meet at 7 p.m. at the Hayner Cultural Center in Troy. Adults seeking help with basic literacy or wish to learn English as a second language, and those interested in becoming tutors, can contact the council’s message center at (937) 660-3170 for further information. • MEETING MOVED: The regularly scheduled Monroe Township meeting and re-organizational meeting scheduled for Jan. 2 will be conducted at 7 p.m. today in the Monroe Township meeting room due to the New Year’s holiday.

JAN. 4 • ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING: Elizabeth Township will have an organizational meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m., the regularly scheduled township meeting will follow at 7 p.m. at the township building. • 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. Deb Oexmann of Brukner Nature Center will speak. For more information, contact Kim Riber, vice president, at (937) 974-0410.

JAN. 5 • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning discovery walk for adults will be offered from 8-9:30 a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom Hissong, education coordinator, will guide walkers as they experience the seasonal changes taking place. Bring binoculars.

JAN. 7 • PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Troy Community Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. at First Place Christian Center, Troy. • SPAGHETTI DINNER: Troy Post No. 43 Baseball will offer an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 3-7:30 p.m. at 622 S. Market St., Troy. The meal also will include a salad bar, drink and dessert. Meals will be $6.75 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. All proceeds will benefit the Troy American Legion baseball. • BOTANY WORKSHOP: A Winter Botany Workshop will be from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Aullwood Aubudon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Discover the science of studying plants by taking a close look at their winter characteristics. An outdoor field study will follow, enabling participants to develop plant identification skills while collecting seeds, twigs and more to start their own collection. Class fee is $35 for Friends of Aullwood members and $45 for non-members. Pre-registration is required.

JAN. 8 • AMERICAN CROW: The American crow will be the feature at 2 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. The American crow is one of the most common nature sightings throughout the winter months within the area. Come to this free event to meet an American crow up close and learn more about their behaviors and personalities, including why a group of crows is called a “murder.” • SPEAKER SERIES: A Winter Speaker Series, “A Year in the Life of a Beekeeper,” with speaker Terry Smith, will be offered at 2:30 p.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. The presentation also will highlight the critical aspect of plant diversity that is a required link in pollinator health. • TURKEY SHOOT: The Troy VFW Post 5436, 2220 LeFevre Road, will offer a turkey shoot beginning at noon. Sign ups will begin at 11 a.m. The women’s auxiliary will offer an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon for $5.

Troy hockey gives back Team collects items to donate to food bank TROY — As the buzzer sounded to end the hockey game between Troy and Upper Arlington on Dec. 17, Troy took the loss 2-0. Although the team lost that afternoon, the community won due to the generous donations of non-perishable food items hockey fans brought to the rink. Jeff Sakal, Troy High School athletic director, allowed the team to reduce the admission for those fans who donated a food item, which the team said it really appreciated. On Wednesday, a few members of the team were able to deliver the food donations to First Place Ministries, also known as the Troy Food Bank. Nick Usserman, Ian Ward, Grayson Loerke and Jake Eldridge helped deliver the items. The young men took a short tour of the facility

Trees to be picked up

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CONCORD TOWNSHIP — Again this year, Concord Township announces that staff will pick up Christmas trees from the homes of township residents between Dec. 27, 2011, and Jan. 13, 2012. Requests for pick-up can be left on the answering machine at the Township Hall at 339-1492. All lights and decorations should be removed and plastic wrap is not needed. For more information on Concord Township, log onto Frequently asked questions, general information

Corvette Troy makes donation TROY — Representatives from the Corvette Troy Charities Inc., including Keith Caupp, Ken Schaper and Ray Jackson, recently donated $200 to Cindy Hartnagel of D.R.E.A.M. (Dedicated Rescue Efforts for Animals in Many counties). A matching donation — by an anonymous member of Corvette Troy – also was made. Donations will be used to help cover the costs for a lost-cost spay, neuter and vaccine clinic coming to

Miami County in February. For more information, visit events.html.

Free Christmas dinner offered TROY — A free Christmas dinner will be offered beginning at noon Christmas Day, Sunday, at St. Patrick Soup Kitchen, 409 E. Main St. There also will be home deliveries. Those needing a meal delivered can call 335-7939 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.


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JAN. 9 • INVENTORY MEETING: Elizabeth Township will hold their annual inventory meeting at 7 p.m. at the township building. • FINANCIAL AID MEETING: The Milton-Union High School Guidance Department has planned a college financial aid meeting for 7:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Connie Garrett, a financial aid representative from Wright State University, will conduct the meeting. There will be a time for questions after her presentation. For more information, call the high school at 8847940.

JAN. 10 • FINANCIAL AID NIGHT: Miami East High School will have a financial aid night at 6:30 p.m. A representative from Wright State University will be present to provide information and answer questions. The meeting is open to junior and senior parents, and will be in the lecture hall. Call the high school office at 335-7070 for more information.


Nick Usserman, one of the Troy hockey team’s three captains, helps deliver food to First Place Ministries Wednesday. gling to make ends meet in and learned that First Place helps around 90 fam- the community. Check out the website ilies three days per week. for The team felt the need to keep the donations local as a schedule of games to support the hockey team. many families are strug-







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Ugly Christmas sweaters all the rage MILWAUKEE (AP) — Oh, the sweater designs are frightful, but the parties are so delightful. So if you’ve got one to wear, let it show, let it show, let it show. If your grandmother ever gave you a cheesy holiday sweater that you never thought you’d wear, be grateful it’s a hot fashion item now. Gaudy Christmas sweaters have become all the rage. Ugly-Christmas-sweater parties are so popular that thrift stores and specialty retailers are making sure the kitschy clothing is in stock, and enterprising entrepreneurs are cashing in. One Chicago couple say they’ve sold more than 3,000 sweaters this year from a website they started in 2008, while a pair of Milwaukee siblings expect to clear a $5,000 profit from a new site they launched just last month. Jack McCarthy, 17, and his sister sell sweaters scavenged from thrift stores and yard sales for anywhere from $19 to $45 on “People just seem to love

outdoing each other in ugliness,” McCarthy said. “The key is, you want something that’s tacky in a good way. You don’t want ugly like boring, you want something like a piece of art. Something that might look good if it weren’t on a sweater. “Like it might be a good Christmas decoration, but once you put it on yourself that’s where it becomes ugly.” The sweaters’ popularity reflects a common fashion arc: Something trendy goes out of style, only to become cool again decades later. Some people speculate that loud sweaters evoke fond memories of holidays past. Others say it’s just an expression of holiday cheer. Either way, when it comes to Christmas sweaters, uglier is better. Bright and mismatched colors are a plus, as are sequins, beads and fringes. But the clincher is graphics winter scenes busy and intricate enough to make the viewer cringe. Emily Bell knows ugly when she sees it. The 30-yearold from the Milwaukee suburb of St. Francis was determined to win her friend’s ugly-

dreds of ugly Christmas sweaters this year. “There’s only one place that got a complaint, a store in a smaller community,” she said. “It was mostly people who were offended because we were making fun of a clothing item that they wear, and wear proudly.” Ugly is certainly in the eye of the beholder. Jennifer Rogalin manages Ragstock, a specialty-clothing store in Madison. She said a lot of their holiday items are actually attractive, but so many people ask for ugly sweaters that the store now advertises them that way. “Sometimes I’ll be helping someone who wants something AP PHOTO ugly,” she said. “They’ll pick one In this picture taken Dec. 21, Jack McCarthy, 17, poses with some sweaters in and I’ll say, ‘Oh, I thought that was cute.’ And they’ll say, Wauwatosa, Wis. ‘Really? I thought it was together and find them anyred sweater showing a sweater contest. So she hideous.’” Christmas tree trimmed with thing but ugly.” scoured thrift stores with one Ritter suggested the uglyRetailers are capitalizing on sweater craze gets a boost from strategy: If a garment could be bulbous red ornaments. the demand. “Everyone was horrified called tasteful, it wasn’t good social media, as more people Lisa Ritter, director of mar- tweet about ugly-sweater parand amused,” Bell said of parenough. keting for Goodwill in St. Paul, ties and post the pictures on tygoers who awarded her the For less than $10 she Minn., credited a promotion top prize. “Either piece is ugly bought a blue blazer covered Facebook. Indeed, “ugly with helping the thrift store’s on its own, but there’s no one in oversized stars, trees and sweaters” has been a popular Twin Cities locations sell hun- trend on Twitter this week. snowmen, along with a bright on Earth who could see them

With tidings of peace and joy, we wish you and yours all the blessings of this holy season. For the goodwill you’ve shown us, we are sincerely grateful.

Celebrate Christmas at Grace Christmas Eve Service Saturday, December 24 at 7:00pm Sunday, December 25 10:30am Worship Celebration Grace Baptist Church 1400 N. Market Street, Troy, OH 45373 937-339-2019 •



Experience the joy of this special season by attending the church of your choice. St. Patrick Parish DECEMBER 24TH 3:00 p.m. - Family Mass in Parish Center (Expanded Seating, New Sound System) 5:00 p.m. - Vigil Mass in Church


12:00 a.m. - Midnight Mass in Church 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. - Christmas Day Masses in Church (music starts 30 minutes before every mass) 409 E. Main St., Troy (937) 335-2833

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EDITORIAL ROUNDUP The Buffalo (N.Y.) News on U.S. troops leaving Iraq: After almost nine years, the war in Iraq is officially over, at least for American troops. For Iraqis, the departure of our military is both welcome and nerve-racking. The country has been freed from the brutality of Saddam Hussein, but its security infrastructure remains weak and its nascent democracy is susceptible to control by the anti-American theocracy in Iran. Still, it was time to leave. The only point in staying would be if this nation were prepared for an indefinite stay in a country whose government wanted us to go. Even the Bush administration wasn’t prepared for that. It was President George W. Bush who agreed to 2011 as the year for troops to come home. It’s not a perfect departure, given the uncertainties Iraq faces. In the end, this was a war that didn’t need to be fought. Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, in whose shadow the invasion took place. Despite the belief of the Bush administration and much of Congress, there were no weapons of mass destruction. Yet we undertook an optional war at an eventual cost of 4,487 American lives, 32,226 Americans wounded in action and more than 1 trillion American dollars. And that says nothing of As I the loss of Iraqi lives and treasure or the cost of lengthening the necessary war in Afghanistan. That unwise loss See It of focus allowed the Taliban to regroup and for Osama ■ The Troy bin Laden to remain healthy years longer than he should Daily News have. … welcomes The outcome of the Iraq war may not become clear for columns from years or even decades. But here’s what is indisputable. our readers. To The war is over and American troops are on their way submit an “As I home, where they belong. See It” send Welcome back. your type-written column to: The Seattle Times ■ “As I See It” on food aid to North Korea: c/o Troy Daily The death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il News, 224 S. speeds up the choreography of despotic succession as the Market St., youngest son of the “Dear Leader” is installed to run the Troy, OH 45373 family business. ■ You can also Kim Jong Un is hustling to secure his position of e-mail us at power. Reports suggest he was already shuffling the editorial@tdnpu upper ranks of the military with younger officers, who now owe their allegiance to him. ■ Please The concern is the transition of power to an unknown include your full twenty-something will inspire irrational acts by the name and teleNorth Korean military, so the new leader appears tough. phone number. Two North Korean attacks in fall 2010 the sinking of a South Korean naval ship and the shelling of an island have been seen as an early introduction of Kim Jong Un by his ailing father, according to University of Washington Prof. Clark Sorensen, director of the Center for Korean Studies at the Jackson School. Between those two attacks, Kim Jong Il promoted his son to the rank of four-star general. The elder Kim had suffered a stroke two years earlier, and the transition of power had begun. What happens next? Safe to say the essential puzzlement is subject to great speculation at the highest diplomatic levels in the U.S. State Department and in China, Japan, Russia and South Korea. The northern half of the peninsula remains a murky, chaotic place, with a robust military and a population subject to episodes of starvation. Sorensen points out the Dear Leader presided with iron-fisted rule through a famine in 1990s that claimed 600,000 lives. Severe food shortages persist. Another round of humanitarian food aid is under consideration by the U.S. via five American non-governmental organizations, including Mercy Corps and World Vision, who helped in 2008-2009. The U.N. may also be involved again. … Resumption of food aid by the U.S. sends its own message of an openness to change, by all sides.


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Ending traditions for the sake of the parents Last week I wrote a column pleading with parents to keep some traditions alive for the sake of the children. From my personal favorite, Cookie Day, to carrots for reindeer and reading “The Night before Christmas” the night before Christmas, I’m a serious advocate for almost all things Christmas. This week, however, I will cut parents a little slack. As much as I love baking dozens of cookies and reading a good book, I recognize there are certainly a few traditions I could live without — and, in fact, will live without. This Christmas season has brought to life old traditions and enacted new ones, but because of my lack of patience and intolerance for all things over-the-top tedious, inevitably means the end for some of my less-than-favorite ones as well. Stringing popcorn. I know, it sounds like such a magical, wonderful idea. Not to mention in this day and age of $20 ornaments and cheap, falls-apart garland, who can beat a classic decoration that costs practically nothing and requires three ingredients: popcorn, string and a needle. Take my word folks, it’s not magical, not even in the slightest, in fact, just don’t do it.

Amanda Stewart Troy Daily News Columnist I’ll admit my hand for sewing isn’t quite refined yet, but what’s refined about popcorn on a string? I can’t tell you how many times I stabbed myself while trying to get the pesky popcorn on the string. And to make matters worse, the popcorn kernel was never in the same spot, which usually meant I either jabbed too hard (and stabbed myself again) or not hard enough and broke the popcorn. I decided there had to be a better way to achieve the classic “popcorn on a string look” and sure enough, there is. It is $8 a pop for a nine-foot string of fake popcorn, which might cost me more than $50 by the end of decorating, but if it never goes bad and it means I don’t have to stab myself anymore, that’s $50 I’m OK with spending. We can thank internet shopping

for a quick death to that premature tradition. And I can tell you one thing. With all that time we’ll save not stringing popcorn, we won’t be wasting it watching “Frosty Returns.” We’re big Christmas movie fans in this house. My husband will even settle onto the couch with me after a 10-hour day at work and stay up to watch some cheesy Lifetime or Hallmark channel movie and he’ll enjoy the heck out of it. We watch “Elf,” “Love Actually,” “Scrooged” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” every year, but we will never, ever, ever, watch “Frosty Returns” again. It’s just terrible. My daughter has been enamored with snowmen this year. We’ve watched the original Frosty and the one where he gets married more times than I can remember, but even the psychedelic colors and crappy ’90s music of “Frosty Returns” (a version made nearly 25 years after the first) wasn’t enough to keep her attention. You hear that friends? It was so bad my 19month-old got bored with it. Considering she could watch the same Mickey Mouse episode all day, every day and not get tired of it, that’s bad, really, really bad. Lastly, we will not be going

overboard with Pearyn’s gifts like we did this year. I’m all for spoiling my child, but I think the spirit of the season is getting lost in expensive electronics and price-gauged toys. While this is Pearyn’s second Christmas, it’s really kind of her first, because at seven months old last year she had no idea what gifts were. This year she knows and she’s ready to rip them open — she’s been eyeing a few we have under the tree for weeks now. So maybe we went a tad far with her gifts. I’d like to spend future Christmases letting our daughter pick out a gift for a less fortunate child, baking cookies with her family and drinking hot chocolate (vegan of course) while we decorate our tree. I want her to understand that Christmas is about different things to different people, but that it should always be filled with family, love and good intentions. Does ending a tradition count if I just started another one in its place? Happy holidays to you and yours, regardless of what religion you are or are not; I hope it’s filled with family, laughter and more cookies than you can count. Amanda Stewart appears Saturday in the Troy Daily News.

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TREVA JEAN ARNETT GREENVILLE — Treva Jean Arnett, 88, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 3:26 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at Troy Care & Rehabilitation Center in Troy. Treva was born Feb. 18, 1923, in Bradford, Ohio, to the late Daniel and Ethel (Elson) Brewer. Treva is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carole and James Otten of Xenia; grandsons, Allan and Jodi Otten of Troy and Tim and Amanda Otten of Kettering; and greatgrandchildren, Abigail Otten and Elijah Otten of Troy and Jack Otten and Cole Otten of Kettering. In addition to her parents, Treva also was preceded in death by her husband, John Arnett on Oct. 5, 1962, whom she married on Nov. 8, 1952; brother, Jack Brewer; and a sister, Pauline Marshall. Treva was a homemaker and also

worked for 28 years at General Athletic in Greenville. A funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, with Pastor Joe Soley officiating. ARNETT Burial will follow in Stelvideo Cemetery in Darke County. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Acclaim Hospice, 7887 Washington Village Drive, Dayton, OH 45459, or the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. Condolences for the family may be expressed through


PIQUA — Sharon Elaine Flaugher, 69, of Piqua died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. She was born in Dayton on March 21, 1942, to the late Charles W. and Armetha (Green) Hughes. On June 24, 1978, in Bellbrook, she married Danny F. Flaugher. He preceded her in death July 24, 1996. Sharon is survived by two sons, James Sutter of Piqua and Lester Sutter of Humble, Texas; two daughters and son-in-law, Sheila and James Keener of Knoxville, Texas, and Judy Sutter of Bellefontaine; two sisters and brother-in-law, Ruth Colvin of Englewood and Charlotte “Skip” and Harvey Weaver of Brookville; one niece; one nephew; several cousins; several special friends and neighbors; 11 grandchildren, Robert Sutter, Kristina Sutter, Patrick Sutter, Kristen Sutter, Jennifer Sutter, Brandon Sutter, Candice Sutter, Kimberly Sutter, Justin M. Reames, Skyler Keener and Hannah Keener; three great-grandsons, Cameron Sutter,

Upper Valley Career Center Discovery students sign Christmas carols for students and visitors at the career center on Wednesday. They are, front row, from left, Ashley Weber, Sidney; Jessica Dye, Bradford; Ellie Bowman, Miami East; Kaitlin Withrow, Bradford; and back row, from left, Mary Rafferty, Tipp City; Wesley Everett, Tipp City; Brandi Frees, Troy; Brice Rehfus, Houston; and Daniel Farmer, Bradford.


Christmas Eve service planned

Both services will include carols, holy communion and candlelight. Pre-service music will begin one-half hour prior to both services. Refreshments will be served between services. No services are planned on Christmas Day. The service of carols will be at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 31 and include the history, scripture origin and singing of each carol. A staffed nursery will be available for all services. For more information abouth the church, visist

mated comedy is fun for the whole family. Blu and his friends set out on an adventure of a lifetime, NASHVILLE — while helping him find the Nashville United Church courage to spread his of Christ, located 5 miles wings and follow his deswest of Tipp City on State tiny. The church will Route 571, will have a transform the large worChristmas Eve service at ship area into the colorful 7:30 p.m. today. sights and sounds of Rio de Janeiro. Kicking off the Quiet Eucharist event will be the “Pajama Band,” and, of course, it at Trinity wouldn’t be movie night TROY — A Quiet without popcorn. Christmas Eucharist will Movie night is a free be at 4 p.m. today at event for all ages, but Trinity Episcopal Church, those attending are asked 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy. to help support the New This service is held for all Path Food Pantry by who desire to prayerfully bringing a canned food Share-A-Meal set item for each person in the enter the Christmas season but are unable to fully family/group. experience the joy and cel- at First UCC Bring a blanket, pillow, ebration associated with a TROY — Bring your camera and wear pajamas. traditional Christmas family and friends for food Pizza will be available in service due to loss, grief, and fellowship to the First the lobby at a nominal depression or other life United Church of Christ’s cost. circumstance. Share-A-Meal from 11:30 For more information, It provides the opportu- a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 7. call Kelly Flora at 667nity to gather in much the Share-A-Meal is a pro- 1069, ext. 260, or log onto same way as the solitary gram to reach out to the the church’s web site at shepherds, who were community by providing drawn to the promise of nourishing meals to anyhope and light symbolized one wishing to participate ‘Come to Jesus’ in the Christ child. while giving an opportuniIn addition to Eucharist, ty to socialize with others in West Milton those attending will offer in the community. The to God that which God WEST MILTON — The monthly Share-A-Meal came to receive: sadness, theme for the annual program is on the first sufferings and disappoint- Saturday of each month Christmas Eve service at ments. The service also at First United Church of the West Milton Church of includes laying on of the Brethren is “Come to Christ on the corner of hands and anointing for South Market and Canal Jesus.” The service will healing for any who desire streets, Troy. feature singing, scripture, this special form of Use the Canal Street lighting of the advent canprayer. entrance where the dle, message and conclude church is handicapped with the annual candleaccessible. lighting service. Message Two services title for the evening will be offered today “Born in a Stable.” Flick night at The Christmas Eve TROY — First Ginghamsburg service begins at 7 p.m. at Lutheran Church, 2899 W. 918 S. Miami St., West Main St., will offer two TIPP CITY — Family Milton. The church said Christmas Eve services Flick Night at everyone is welcome to with a special children’s Ginghamsburg Church come and share this message at the 7:30 p.m. will feature the movie important time of the year, family service and an “Rio” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. remembering the real adult choir at the 11 p.m. Jan. 20. service. meaning of Christmas. This high-flying ani-

HELEN LOUISE MILLHOUSE PIQUA — Helen Louise Millhouse, 93, of Piqua, passed away at 5:28 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in Heartland of Piqua. Born on March 20, 1918, in Crown Point, Ind., Mrs. Millhouse was a daughter of the late Edward Gardner and Sarah Elsie (Hudson) Howe, Jr. She married Jacob Snyder Millhouse on Aug. 12, 1944; and he preceded her in death Dec. 18, 1983. She raised five children, four of whom survive, Craig A. Millhouse of Covington, Carol E. (Jeffrey) Schaefer of Piqua, Dean R. (Linda) Millhouse of Piqua and Larry L. (Kathy) Millhouse of Richwood. She was a loving grandmother to nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She also is survived by a brother, Edward G. (Lois) Howe III of Crown Point, Ind.; and sisters, Ruth Spitson of Wisconsin, Ester Mun of Bar Harbor, Maine, and Alice (Boyd) Palmer of Bar Harbor, Maine. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Millhouse; and two brothers,

TROY — Marvin D. Bailey, 72, of Troy, Ohio, passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at Upper Valley Medical Center ER, Troy. He was born March 27, 1939, in Greenup, Ky., to the late Ernest and Carrie (Bradley) Bailey. He is survived by his former wife, Margaret A. (Kadel) Bailey; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ty A. and Roberta Bailey of Greenfield, Ind., and Tod A. and Melinda Bailey of Elida; one daughter and son-in-law, Jodi L. and Kent Weaver of Pleasant Hill; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Janet Stocksdale of West Virginia; and beloved friend, his dog Max. In addition to his parents, Marvin was preceded in death by his grandparents; and his brother, Raymond. He was a graduate of Newton Schools and a member of Royal Order of 2239953

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Bill and Victor Howe. Mrs. Millhouse was a member of the former Evangelical United Methodist Church of Piqua where she served as a Sunday school teacher, Bible school teacher, a Methodist youth fellowship leader and a choir member and church treasurer. She currently was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Piqua. She was a school teacher for 30 years having taught in the Miami East School District and at Springcreek Elementary School, Piqua. She retired in 1980. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, in the Suber-Shively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Fletcher. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in the Grace United Methodist Church, 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua, with the Rev. Mary Haldeman presiding. Burial will follow in Fletcher Cemetery, Fletcher. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church. Condolences to the family may be sent to


SHERIFF’S REPORTS Information provided by Monce submitted a the Miami County Sheriff’s Breathalyzer test of 0.159 Office: BAC. Monce was charged with OVI, lanes of travel Dec. 20 and OVI in excess. • Driver cited for OVI: Leslie Monce, 21, of • Empty house Dayton, lost control of her stripped of copper pipvehicle, striking the light ing: A representative of a pole of Joe Johnson bank that owned the foreChevrolet on County Road closed residence at 10116 25-A, Troy. Monce claimed Bradford Bloomer Road, to have had one beer in Bradford, reported the Tipp City. Monce failed all home’s copper pipes were three field sobriety tests. stripped from the abanAt the sheriff’s office, doned residence.

Heyven Sutter and Connor Sutter; and two great-granddaughters, Alira Griswold and Baylee Cruea. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Jennifer Sutter, who died in 1966. Sharon graduated FLAUGHER from Stebbins High School, Dayton, in 1960. She attended one year of college. Sharon was a homemaker. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at MelcherSowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with the Rev. Ernie Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Piqua Ambulance Fund, American Legion Post No. 184, P.O. Box 720, Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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South Dakota Buffalo Club, Miami Valley Chapter of Native Americans and the MiamiShawnee Hog Chapter. He also was a charter member of Riding with Jesus Motorcycle Ministry. Mr. Bailey retired from TransWorld Airlines and was an area farmer. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with interment to follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Knee Children’s Christmas Fund, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, in care of the funeral home. Friends may express condolences to the family through

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Kay Patrie PIQUA — Kay Patrie, 65, of Piqua, passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at her residence. Services pending at Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home. • Paul Bell PIQUA — Paul Bell, 72, of Piqua, passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at Kindred Hospital in Dayton. Services are pending through Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home. • Judith A. Liess PIQUA — Judith A. Liess, 69,of Fort Loramie, died Friday afternoon, Dec. 23, 2011, at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney. Arrangements are pending at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.


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SERVICES CHURCH OF GOD 212 S. Mulberry St., Troy (937) 732-1057 Pastor Al Banister Sunday — 10 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. morning worship, 6 p.m. night service; Wed. — 7 p.m. night service. NEW HORIZON CHURCH OF GOD MOUNTAIN ASSEMBLY 527 N. Market St., Troy Pastor Joe Hill Sun. — 10 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. worship; Wed. — 7 p.m. youth night/adult Bible study. PLEASANT HILL CHURCH OF GOD Main Street Pastor Scott Deane Sun. — 9:30 a.m. worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school; Wed. — 7 p.m. evening program for adults and children of all ages. SNYDER ROAD CHURCH OF GOD Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. evening, 6 p.m. youth service; Wed. — 7 p.m. Bible study, 7 p.m. youth service. TROY FIRST CHURCH OF GOD 924 Troy-Urbana Road Pastor Michael Calhoun Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship; Wed. — 7 p.m. midweek service. TROY VIEW CHURCH OF GOD 1770 N. County Road 25-A, Troy Pastor Dan Cain Sun. — 9:15 a.m. Sunday school, 10:15 a.m. worship; Wed. — 7 p.m. prayer, Bible study.

CATHOLIC, ROMAN ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC 753 S. Hyatt St., Tipp City The Rev. R. Marc Sherlock Masses — Sat. at 5 p.m.; Sun. at 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Holy Days, Vigil, 7 p.m., Nursery — 10 a.m. Mass. ST. PATRICK CATHOLIC 409 E. Main St., Troy Fr. James S. Duell Masses — Sat. at 5 p.m.; Sun. at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Holy days at



PLEASANT HILL 210 N. Church St. Corners of Church and Walnut Streets, one block West of Newton Hall. Phone: 676-2802 Pastor Lynn Mercer Sun. — 9 a.m. fellowship, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship celebration; Fri. — 7 p.m. Senior High at The Barn, noon senior luncheon (second Fri. of each month, location varies); Sat. — 7:30 a.m. men’s breakfast (every other Sat., location varies), 7 a.m. Jr. High at the Barn (First and Third Sat.). GETHSEMANE FELLOWSHIP BRETHREN IN CHRIST Corner Rts. 40 & 201, Brandt Pastor Dale McCabe Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship service, 6:30 p.m. services; Wed. — 6:30 p.m. service. GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 7240 S. Peters Road Phone 667-3476 Pastor Daniel Fullen Sun. — 10:30 a.m. worship. HIGHLAND BRETHREN IN CHRIST 7210 S. Jay Road, West Milton (937) 698-3300 Pastor Todd Hammond Sun. —10 a.m. worship and children’s programs. PIQUA CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 525 Boal Ave., Piqua Phone: 773-6342 Pastor Larry Lutz Parsonage phone: 773-0404 Sun. — 9:25 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:45 a.m. Sunday school, Bible study, men’s fellowship, women’s fellowship, junior and high school youth group, adults Young of Heart Group. PLEASANT HILL BRETHREN IN CHRIST CHURCH Corner of Hill and Church streets John Weaver, Pastor Accessible for the handicapped Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship service (worship on last Sunday of the month at 10:15 a.m.). TROY CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 1431 W. Main St., Troy Pastor Sheila Shumaker Handicapped accessible Nursery care available Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:40 worship service; Mon. — 7 p.m. H.U.G.S. Support Group; Tues. — 7 p.m. Welcome Home AA group; Thurs. — 7 p.m. NAIOU Support Group and choir practice; Sat. — 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelighting service. WEST CHARLESTON CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 4817 State Route 202, Tipp City Interim Pastor Irv and Nancy Heishman Sun. — 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10:15 a.m. worship service. WEST MILTON CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 918 S. Miami St., West Milton Pastor Jerry Bowen Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship.

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ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 248 Wood St., Piqua Phone: 773-3284 The Rev. Ronald A. Shreffler Web address: Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Christian education for all ages, 10:30 a.m. worship service. ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 14 W. Walnut St., Tipp City Pastor Steven J. Gellatly Phone: 667-3110 Sun. — 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. worship; Sat. — 5 p.m. Christian gathering. METHODIST

BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2505 E. Loy Road, Piqua The Rev. David C. Ramming Parsonage Office: 335-6596 Sun. — 9 a.m. worship service, 10:15 a.m. Sunday school; Mon — 10 a.m. UMW meeting, bring a sack lunch; Wed. — 6-7:30 p.m. CTC (end of Season), 7:30 p.m. CTC program. CASSTOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 102 Center St., Casstown The Rev. David C. Ramming Parsonage Office: 335-6596 Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, PARTNERS IN HOPE 10:45 a.m. worship service. An ecumenical ministry assisting families in the Troy area with emergency CHRISTIANSBURG UNITED needs and long-term support. METHODIST CHURCH Corner of 3rd and Monroe Streets, Financial help Car repair Christiansburg Budgeting Pastor - Mark Atterhold Job Referrals EPISCOPAL Sun. — 8:45 a.m., 10 a.m. Transportation Visitation Services. Sponsored by 16 Troy churches TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH FIRST UNITED METHODIST and Troy Council of Churches. 60 S. Dorset Road, Troy 110 W. Frankllin St., Troy Phone: 335-7747 Senior Pastor — Rev. David 7 a.m., noon and 7 p.m. Confessions — Leckrone Sat. at 4-4:30 p.m. www.trinity-troy.disohioorg Rev. Mic Mohler, associate pastor ST. TERESA CATHOLIC Handicapped accessible. Phone: 335-2826 6925 W. U.S. Route 36, Covington Sun. — 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Holy Web site: Phone: 473-2970 Eucharist, 9:15 a.m. Sunday forum, Sun. — 8:15 and 10:45. a.m. tradiFr. Jim Simons 10:15 a.m. Christian formation for chiltional worship services, 9:05 and 10:35 Masses — First and Third Sat. at 5 dren, last Sunday of month at noon: a.m. contemporary worship service, p.m.; Sun. at 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. free community lunch, open to the pub- 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, nursery care TRANSFIGURATION lic; Wed. — 7 p.m. evening prayer. provided for all services, First Kids preCATHOLIC CHURCH school and extended care, 10:35 a.m. 972 S. Miami St., West Milton LUTHERAN First Place contemporary worship; Father John MacQuarrie, pastor Mon., Wed. and Friday — 1:30-3 p.m. Masses — Saturday at 5 p.m., BRANDT EVANGELICAL First Place Food Pantry. Sunday at 7:30 and 10:20 a.m.; Daily LUTHERAN FLETCHER UNITED Mass: Mon., Wed., Thurs. and Fri. at 6870 E. St. Rt. 40, Brandt METHODIST 8:15 a.m.; Mass:Tues. at noon. Phone: 845-0450 205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher Benediction — Thurs. at 7 p.m. Rev. David Jarvis-Schroeder 368-2470 Confessions: Sat at 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sun. — 9:15 a.m. Bible Study, 10 Pastor Andy Perry SACRED HEART PARISH a.m. worship. 476 N. Scott St., New Carlisle FIRST LUTHERAN Sun. — 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. worRevs. Michael L. Bidwell and Paul ship services, 9:30 a.m. Sunday CHURCH (NALC) Vieson. school; nursery care and children’s 2899 W. Main St., Troy Deacon, Robert Kozlowski church available; Wed. — 7 p.m. prayer Phone: 335-2323 Sat. — 5 p.m. Mass; Sun. — 9 a.m. and group. Pastor Ric Barnes 11:30 a.m. Mass; Mon., Tues., Thu. and HOFFMAN UNITED Fri. — 8:30 a.m. Mass; Wed. — 9:30 Handicapped accessible and hear- METHODIST a.m. Mass. 201 S. Main St., West Milton ing assistance Phone: 698-4401 Sunday — 8 a.m. traditional worCATHOLIC, OTHER Pastor Justin Williams ship celebration, 9:15 a.m. Children’s Sun. — 9 a.m. Sunday service. Advent workshop, 10:30 a.m. contemANNUNCIATION NATIONAL GINGHAMSBURG CHURCH porary worship service; Mon.-Fri. — CATHOLIC CHURCH Dr. Michael Slaughter, senior pas9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Partners in Hope OF AMERICA tor Chrismas Shoppe preparations; Wed. The Rev. Father Norman J. 6759 S. County Road. 25-A, Tipp — 7 p.m. worship team and adult choir Szylakowski City practice; Sat. — 7 p.m. pre-service Phone: 339-9249 Phone: 667-1069 music, 7:30 p.m. family-friendly service E-mail: Worship: Sat. — 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.; with children’s message, candlight and Sun. — 9, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. communion, 10:30 p.m. pre-service Sun. — 1 p.m. Mass (Holy music, 11 p.m. Candlelight communion GREENE STREET UNITED Eucharist), Sacrament of Reconciliation service with choir. METHODIST CHURCH (Confession) one-half hour prior to FRIEDENS EVANGELICAL 415 W. Greene St., Piqua Sunday Mass or by arrangement (meet- LUTHERAN Phone: 773-5313 ing at a facility rear classroom of Trinity 11038 W. Versailles Road Pastor Lisa Ellison Episcopal Church, 60 S. Dorset Road, Covington Child care provided Troy). Phone: 526-4849 Handicapped accessible Interim Pastor Bob Akins CHURCH OF CHRIST Sun. — 9 a.m. Sunday worship. Sunday — 8 and 10:30 a.m. worGOOD SHEPHERD LUTHERship services; 9:15 a.m. — church CHURCH OF CHRIST AN school for all ages IN CHRISTIAN UNION 1209 S. Miami St.,West Milton McKENDREE UNITED 5020 Panhandle Road, Pastor Melvin Musser METHODIST Christiansburg Sun. — 9:15 a.m. Sunday school, One mile south of St. Rt. 41 on 857-9362 10:30 a.m. worship. Dayton Brandt Road Pastor Jeremy Olson OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN Pastor James Leighty Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 517 McKinley Ave., Piqua Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. fellowship. Phone: 778-9325 10:30 a.m. worship service. Wed. — 6:30 p.m. Kids for Christ. The Rev. William Ritchie POTSDAM UNITED MID-COUNTY CHURCH Sun. — 10 a.m. worship service, 11 METHODIST CHURCH OF CHRIST a.m. Sunday school. Bible Buddies — 12 S. Main St., P.O. Box 124, 1580 N. Dorset Road 2-3:30 p.m. the second Saturday of Potsdam Minister Ralph Royse each month Phone: 947-1438 Sun. — 9 a.m. Bible classes, 10 PEACE OF OUR SAVIOR Pastor Pamela A. Hitchcock a.m. worship, 6 p.m. worship; Wed. — 7 LUTHERAN CHURCH Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, p.m. Bible study. 1025 Cliffside Drive, New Carlisle 10:30 a.m. worship. TIPP CITY CHURCH OF Pastor Marc Frey RICHARDS CHAPEL UNITED CHRIST 849-9374 METHODIST CHURCH 6460 S. County Road 25-A, Tipp 831 McKaig Ave., Troy City Pre-school 8:30-11 a.m. Mon.-Fri. Phone: 335-8814 Minister Robert Vincent Sun. — 9:30 a.m. worship, 10:45 Pastor David Richey Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Bible classes, a.m. Sunday school. Choir director Brenda Coleman 10:30 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. worship; Tue. REDEEMER LUTHERAN, LCSun. — 9 a.m. Sunday school for — 10 a.m. to noon The Golden Years; MS adults, 10:30 a.m. worship; Mon.-Thur Wed. — 7 p.m. Bible classes. County Road 25-A and Mason — 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., free lunch proRoad, Sidney gram for community; Wed. — 11:45 CHURCH OF GOD Phone: 492-2461 a.m. worship service; Thurs. — 1 p.m. Pastor Ken Castor Bible study. BRUSH CREEK CHURCH OF Sat. — 5:30 p.m. worship GOD Sun. — 9 a.m. worship, 10:30 a.m. 6370 S. Kessler-Frederick, Tipp Sunday school and Bible class. ■ See SERVICES on Page 8 City ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL Pastor David Hixon; Phone: 698LUTHERAN CHURCH 6327 200 E. Bridge St.., Covington Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, The Rev. Stephen Nierman, pastor 10:30 a.m. worship Service; Wed. — 7 Phone: 473-2170 p.m. Bible study. Sun.— 9 a.m. church service.; FULL GOSPEL COMMUNITY Wed. — 7 p.m. choir practice.


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dren’s church. GRACE BAPTIST 1400 N. Market St., Troy Phone: 339-2019 Sun. — 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship services, 6 p.m. growth groups and Grace Youth; Wed. — 6:40 p.m. AWANA, 7 p.m. Prayer and Praise. GRACE BAPTIST 2500 St. Rt. 48, Ludlow Falls Phone: (937) 698-4342 Pastor Dale Scott Sun. — 11 a.m. morning service, 10 a.m. Sunday school, 6 p.m. evening service; Wed. — 7 p.m. Bible study. LAURA FIRST BAPTIST APOSTOLIC Just Off St. Rt. 571 on Haworth Road APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF Pastor Rick Mowry JESUS CHRIST Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 1624 N. County Road 25-A, Troy 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship; Wed. — Pastor Charles A. Carnes 7 p.m. Bible study. Sun. — 10 a.m. Sunday school, LENA BAPTIST 11:30 a.m. worship, 6:30 p.m. service; 8050 N. Church St., Conover Tue. — 10 a.m. prayer; Thu. — 7 p.m. Interim Pastor Ed Sollenberger mid-week worship service. Sun. — 9:15 a.m. Sunday school, OPEN ARMS APOSTOLIC 10:30 a.m. Worship service 7 p.m. eduCHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST cation prayer meeting. 4075 S. Tipp Cowlesville Road, MAIN STREET BAPTIST Tipp City 11191 W. State Route 571, Laura Pastor Bob Bell Pastor Ron Evans Sun. — 10 a.m., Sunday Sun. — 10:30 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. school/worship; 6 p.m., worship; Wed. age group Bible studies; Wed. — 7 p.m. — Midweek service, 7 p.m. mid-week worship, 7 p.m. children’s TROY APOSTOLIC TEMPLE hour; Thu. — 8 p.m. men’s prayer 625 N. County Road 25-A, Troy encounter. Pastor Richard A. Workman NEW LIFE BAPTIST Sun. — 10 a.m. Sunday school, 6 MINISTRIES p.m. Sunday celebration; Wed. — 7 p.m. 1001 County Road 25-A, Troy Bible study. 339-2992 Pastor Joseph Baldwin ASSEMBLY Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday church OF GOD school, 11 a.m. worship services; Wed. — 6:30 p.m. Prayer meeting and Bible VICTORY ASSEMBLY OF GOD study. 4645 S. County Road 25-A PIQUA BAPTIST Phone: 667-0763 1402 W. High St., Piqua Sun. — 10 a.m. Sunday morning 773-4583 meet and greet with coffee and snacks, 10:30 a.m. morning service; Wed. — 7 Donald Wells, senior pastor; Daniel p.m. Missionettes, Royal Rangers, adult Helms, director of family ministries Bible study. Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, ABUNDANT LIFE ASSEMBLY 10:30 a.m. morning worship, 5 p.m. OF GOD Word of Life for children and teens; 661 N. County Road 25-A, Troy Wed. — 7 p.m. Bible studies for adults Phone: 339-4769 and youth, God’s Kids Choir; Young at Pastor Nathan Bacorn Heart — third Thu. of each month; Sun. — 10:15 a.m. Worship. Lydia Circle — third Tue. of each month. BAPTIST SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH 232 S. Wayne St., Piqua CALVARY BAPTIST Phone: 773-0619 1045 Monroe Concord Road Bishop Ted C. Willis Jr, c/o Pastor Phone: 335-3686 Cheryl Willis Pastor Jason Barclay Sr. Deacon S. Taylor Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, Sun. — 10-10:30 a.m. intercessary 10:30 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. Sunday prayer, 10:30-11 a.m. prayer and wornight service; Wed. — 7 p.m. prayer ship, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. worship service; meeting. Mon. — 6-8 p.m. men’s meeting; Wed. CENTRAL BAPTIST — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bible study and 115 Staunton, Piqua prayer service. Pastor Randy Satchwell TROY BAPTIST TEMPLE Sun. — 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, 691 E. Staunton Road 11 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. service; Wed. Phone: 339-3207 — 7 p.m. prayer, Bible study and kid’s Pastor David Mulvaine programs. Sun. — 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, CHARITY BAPTIST 10:45 a.m. morning worship, 6 p.m. 667-9167 evening worship; Wed. — 7 p.m. prayer, 445 Evanston Road, Tipp City ministries for all ages, Frontline Clubs, Pastor Dan Williams Teen Youth S.A.L.T., adult Bible study. Sun. — 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, TROY FREEWILL BAPTIST 10:45 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. service; 2482 S. County Road 25-A Wed. — 7 p.m. Kids Club for boys and Pastor Dwight Stump girls ages 4-12, 7 p.m. adult Bible study Sun. — 10 a.m. Sunday school, 11 and prayer. a.m. worship, 6 p.m. Sunday evening CORNERSTONE BAPTIST service; Thu. — 7 p.m. evening service. 1879 Staunton Road, Troy UNION BAPTIST 440-6900 1885 E. Peterson Road Pastor Dale Adkins Pastor Matt Harbour (937) 335-1045 Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, Sun. — 9:15 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship service; 10:30 a.m. worship, 7 p.m. Service; Wed. — 6 p.m. in-home mid-week Bible Wed. — 6:30 p.m., Awana clubs, 7 p.m. study (call church for more information) adult Bible studies. FAVORITE HILL BAPTIST SBC ZION BAPTIST Pastor Phillip Delorme 711 W. Franklin St., Troy 1601 South St., Piqua Rev. Paul L. Cooper Jr. 773-6469 Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, Sun. — 9:15 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. worship service, first Sunday 10:30 a.m. worship; Wed. — 6:30 p.m. Baptizing and Holy Communion; Wed. Awana. — 6:30 p.m. Bible study, 7:30 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST Prayer meeting; Thu. — 6:30 p.m. choir 53 S. Norwich Road, Troy rehearsal. Phone: 339-3602 BRETHREN Senior Pastor Dale R. Christian Pastor Douglas R. Magin BRADFORD CHURCH OF THE Sun. — 8:30 a.m. Early Worship BRETHREN Services, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school and 120 W. Oakwood St., Bradford adult Bible fellowships, 11 a.m. worship, Pastor Dan Scalf 6 p.m. worship service, 7:15 p.m Youth Sun. — 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10 TGIF; Wed. — 6:30 p.m. FBC Family a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. service. Ministry Night; Fri. — 10 a.m. Ladies CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN Bible study. 300 E. Monument, Pleasant Hill FIRST BAPTIST Nick Beam, Pastor 8233 W. Covington-Gettysburg Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, Road, Covington 10:30 a.m. worship service. Phone: 473-5347 COMMUNITY GRACE Pastor Jim Thacker BRETHREN Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 2261 S. Miami St., West Milton 10:30 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. service; Phone: 698-4048 Wed. — 7 p.m. prayer and Bible study. Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, FIRST BAPTIST 10:45 a.m. worship; Wed. — 6:30 p.m. 6533 Tipp Cowlesville, Tipp City Awana. Sun. — 10 a.m. worship celebraCOVINGTON CHURCH tion, 11:15 a.m. Sunday school, 7 p.m. OF THE BRETHREN worship Wed. — 7 p.m. mid-week 101 N. Wall St., Covington prayer. Pastor Michael Yingst FREE BAPTIST Sun. — 8:30 a.m. Wake Up With 8 S. Main St., Christiansburg God, coffee and juice; 9:30 a.m. worJeff Ferguson ship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. Sun. — 11 a.m. worship and chilFIRST BRETHREN CHURCH

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a brief list of regularly scheduled events in Miami County. If you have changes to regularly scheduled meetings, call 440-5265. Special events and other activities that change frequently should be written up separately and sent to Melody Vallieu, c/o The Troy Daily News, 224 Market St., Troy, OH 45373. E-mail:

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■ CONTINUED FROM 7 TIPP CITY UNITED METHODIST 8 W. Main St., Tipp City Phone: 667-2318 Pastor Dan Glover Sun. — 9 a.m. traditional service, 10:30 a.m. contemporary service; 9 and 10:30 a.m. children’s and adult discileship opportunities. Child care available from 9 a.m. to noon. THE FAMILY OF GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 9411 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua Phone: 773-8232 The Rev. Mike Carnevale, lead pastor Sun. — 8:15 a.m. traditional service, 10 and 11:15 a.m. contemoporary services, 10 a.m. Sunday school for all ages. CHRISTIANSBURG UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Grafton Dialton Road, St. Paris Pastor Mark Atterholt Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. service. NAZARENE TIPP CITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE St. Rt. 571 & I-75 Phone: 667-6586 Pastor Bradley Warkentine Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school,

10:30 a.m. worship service, 6 p.m. evening service; Tues. — 8 a.m. Men’s Bible study; Sat. — 7-11 a.m. youth recreation center. TROY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Pastor Jeff Rollison 1200 Barnhart Road, Troy Corner of W. Market St. and Barnhart Road, (937) 339-3117, Sun. — 9:30 a.m. worship service, 11 a.m. in-house education classes, 6 p.m. small groups in homes; Wed. — 6:30 p.m. adult Bible study; Sat. — 9 a.m. Men’s Bible study. WEST MILTON CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 151 W. Baker Road, West Milton Pastor Charles W. Meinecke Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. morning worship, 6 p.m. Sunday Night Ministries; Wed. — 7 p.m. Kids’ Club, Teens Get Together, adult Bible study. PRESBYTERIAN COVINGTON PRESBYTERIAN 30 North Pearl St. (937) 473-5263 Pastor Greg Krutz Sunday — 10 a.m. worship service with children’s service. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 20 S. Walnut St., Troy Dr. Richard B. Culp, pastor

Sun. — 10 a.m. sanctuary service with no child care; Mon. -Tues. — Church office closed; Sat. — 8:30 p.m. Challengers New Year’s Eve at Ruth Danes. WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sun. — 10:30 a.m. worship, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for junior and senior high, 11-11:30 a.m. Sunday school for 2 year olds through sixth grade; Mon. — 7 p.m. Shawl Ministry meeting. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST COVINGTON UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 115 Pearl St. Pastor Rev. Howard Storm Sun. — 9:30 a.m. worship, 11 a.m. Sunday school. Handicap accessible, nursery available. FIRST UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 120 S. Market St., Troy Sat. — 5 p.m. worship; Sun. — 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship; Mon. — 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. GED; Tues. — 5 p.m. Circles of Hope; Wed. — 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. GED, 6 p.m. Las Posadas; Thurs. — 7 p.m. choir rehearsal; Sat. — 5 p.m. worship (chapel). LOSTCREEK UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 7007 Troy-Urbana Road, Casstown


Pastor Jason Egbert (937) 857-9638 Sun. — 9 a.m. adult Bible study, 10 a.m. Sunday worship and children’s Sunday school. NASHVILLE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 4540 W. State Route 571, West Milton, corner of State Route 571 and Wheelock Road. 698-5867 or (937) 541-1041 Rev. Lynn Labs Sun. — 9:15 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship service. PLEASANT HILL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 10 W. Monument St. Pastor Craig Showalter Sun. — 9:15 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. Worship service ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 130 S. Walnut St., Troy 335-2028 The Rev. Dr. Keith Wagner Handicapped accessible, nursery available Sun. — 9:15 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship. PIQUA CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 421 Broadway, Piqua Pastor William Hewitt Sun. — 9:30 a.m. adult Sunday

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“Carlisle” Male 8 mos. Tiger DSH Neutered/Tested/First shots Carlisle is quiet and laid back. He hangs out with Dillinger at the foster home. Check them out and our other cats on our website. Hey, Sweet Pea got adopted! Thanks again for everyone’s support this past year! Happy Holidays! Miami Co. Humane Society’s Cat Programs, PO Box 789, Troy, OH 45373

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Miami County Humane Society Contact: Teresa Lynn (937) 623-0176


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school, 10:30 a.m. worship, 4 p.m. Chells. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 108 S. Main St., West Milton Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:40 a.m. church. UNITED PENTECOSTAL SAFE HARBOR MINISTRIES 2464 Peters Road, Troy Phone: 773-1096 Pastor Simon Young Sun. — 11 a.m. celebration service and Kidz Church; Thu. — 7 p.m. Christian development. OTHERS ALCONY GRACE 1045 S. Alcony Conover Road Pastor Stephen Marcum Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. youth fellowship, first and third Sun., 7 p.m. Sunday evening service; Wed. — 7 p.m. prayer meeting. BAHA’I FAITH Please contact 669-7962. BIBLE MISSIONARY 1003 E. Canal St. Pastor Robert Lewis Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship, 7 p.m. worship; Wed. — 7 p.m. prayer meeting. CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH NON-DENOMINATIONAL Corner of St. Rt. 571 and Red RiverWest Grove Road Phone: 676-3535 Pastor Bill Cornett Sun. — 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. morning worship, 6 p.m. evening service, 6 p.m. Patch Club — three years through grade six. CENTER FRIENDS 8550 W. St. Rt. 571, W. Milton Pastor, Kerry Baker Phone: 698-3114 Church Phone: 698-5964 Parsonage Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. worship. Nursery provided. CERTAIN TRUTH MINISTRIES Meeting at the Troy Rec Center, 11 N. Market St., Troy Pastor Tim Kinder (937) 216-6384 Sunday — 10:30 a.m. worship. CHRIST LIGHT UNITY PRAYER CIRCLE Baird Family Center 527 N. Market St., Troy Pastor Lisa Davis Sun. — 7 p.m. Services. CHRIST MISSIONARY FREEDOM 602 W. Main St. Pastor Tom Holley 332-8018 Sun.— 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship, 5 p.m. youth, 5 p.m. new comers; Wed. — 7 p.m. service. CHRISTIAN CHAPEL Pastor Jessie Tipton Ginghamsburg Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. worship, 6:30 p.m. service. CHRISTIAN FAMILY FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY 1575 W. State Route 571, Tipp City Minister John F. Shroyer Sun. — 10:30 a.m. morning fellowship, children’s fellowship; Wed. — 7:30 p.m. Bible study. CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER PIQUA Cinemark Miami Valley Cinemas 1020 Garbry Road (937) 381-9753 Pastor James Oldham Sunday — 10 a.m. worship service CHURCH OF JESUS 421 Wood St., Piqua Pastor Brian T. Hamilton 773-4004 Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m., worship service Wed. — 6:30 p.m. Prayer; 7 p.m. Bible study. COMMUNITY BIBLE CHURCH 1427 W. Main St., Tipp City 667-2710 Pastor Jeff Seekins Pastor Tim Board, associate Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship service; nursery and children’s programs throughout the morning; Wednesday — 6:30 p.m. family night service for kids, teens and adults. LUDLOW FALLS CHRISTIAN CHURCH Corner of Oak and Vine St. Ludlow Falls Phone: 698-3823 The Rev. Jerry Collins Sun. — 9:15 a.m. morning worship. COVE SPRING CHURCH 5705 E. Walnut Grove Road Pastor Evan Garber Sun. — 9:30 a.m. church school, 10:30 a.m. worship hour. COURTS OF PRAISE Open Bible Church 410 N. Elm St., Troy Pastor Joshua Pierce Sunday — 10 a.m. services; Wed. — 6 p.m. Life groups. FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY CHURCH 5850 N. State Route 41, Covington 473-2128 Pastor Eugene Oburn Sunday — 9:30 a.m. morning worship, 10:50 Bible study; Mon. — 6:30 p.m. AWANA; Wed. — 6:30 p.m. TRUTH GRACE FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER 1477 S. Market St., Troy, next to Fat Boyz Pizza and Yuppie Puppie Pastor, Elder Howard Collier Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. Sunday morning worship; Tues. — 6 a.m. prayer; Wed. — 6 p.m. prayer, 7 p.m. Bible study. TRUE LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH Worship center — 1375 State Route

55, corner of Dorset and State Route 55 Admnistrative office — Stouder Center, 1100 Wayne St., Suite 1112 (937) 332-0041 , Pastor Chris Daum Sunday — 10:30 a.m. worship. HERITAGE TEMPLE Pastor Rod Dysinger Phone: 381-5186 Contact information: e-mail to or visit the Web site at KOINOS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 722 Grant St., Troy Pastor Johnathan Newman Sun. — 10:30 a.m. worship celebration. LAURA CHRISTIAN Pastor Curtis F. Duncan Sun. — 9:30 a.m. service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school. Nursery provided. LIGHTHOUSE HOLINESS CHAPEL 213 E. Water St., Troy Phone: (574) 601-7758 Justin N. Jessup, pastor Sun. — 10 a.m. Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. worship, 6 p.m. evening worship; Wed. – 7 p.m. worship, midweek prayer meeting. LIVING HOPE WORSHIP CENTER 200 S. Monroe St. Pastor Linda Spicer Sun. service, 10:30 a.m.; Wed. service, 6:30 p.m. NEW CARLISLE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST 501 Dayton-Lakeview Road Elder Willis Adams Sat. — 9:15 a.m. worship, 10:30 a.m. Sabbath school. SKYVIEW WESLEYAN 6995 S. Peters Road, Tipp City Pastor John Hughes, Sun. — 10:30 a.m. worship service, nursery provided; Wed — 6:30 p.m. Dinner, 7 p.m. Bible study. SPIRIT LIFE CHURCH 8527 N. County Road 25-A, Piqua Pastor Ken VanHoose Sunday — 10:30 a.m. worship services. ST. JAMES COMMUNITY 702 Sherman Ave. Pastor Vickie L. Evans Sun. — 9 a.m. Sunday school; 10 a.m. celebration; Wed. — 6 p.m. Bible study. STILLWATER COMMUNITY 7900 W. Sugar Grove Road, Covington Pastor Ralph Schaafsma Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. morning worship; Wed. — 6:30 p.m. AWANA Club, Cubbies: Preschool Sparks: K-2nd grades, Truth & Training: 3rd -6th grades, Junior Varsity: 7th-9th grades SUGAR GROVE BIBLE 7875 S. Kessler-Frederick Road Tipp City (in Frederick) Phone: 698-4478 Pastor Larry Sneed Sun. — 9:30-10 a.m. Sunday school, 10:45-11:45 a.m. special music & worship service. SYNAGOGUE ANSHE EMETH Monthly worship services; for dates or more information call 547-0092. THE CHRISTIAN WORSHIP CENTER One mile north of Christiansburg 3537 S. Elm Tree Road Cell Phone: 360-6046 or Home Phone: 788-2710 Pastor Jim Fannin Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship, 7 p.m. service; Wed — 6:30 p.m. teens. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 475 W. Loy Road Phone: 773-3392 Grant Armstrong, bishop, 339-7509 Sun. — 9-10:15 a.m. Sacrament meeting, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Sunday school, 11:15 a.m.-noon Priesthood meeting, Relief Society; Mon. — Family home evening; Wed. — 7 p.m. young women and young men activity night. THE LIVING WORD FELLOWSHIP CENTER 947 North Market St. Pastors Gilbert and Phyllis Welbaum Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. worship; Wed. — 7 p.m. Bible study, youth fellowship. TROY CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1440 E. State Route 55 Pat McWhorter, Children’s Minister Caleb Christman, Student Minister Rob Campbell, Worship Minister Sun. — 9:30 and 10:50 a.m. worship, children’s programs at both services. Call 335-8731 about adult small groups and teen cell groups. TROY GOSPEL TABERNACLE Long and Ellis streets Pastor Erv Holland Sun. — 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. morning worship, Sunday evening services 6 p.m.; Wed. — 7 p.m. Prayer meeting at Bible Study. UPPER ROOM WORSHIP CENTER 203 N. 4th St., Tipp City Phone: 667-5585 Senior Pastor Greg Simmons Sun. — 11 a.m. Sunday worship celebration, followed by adult, youth and children’s ministries; Friday — 7 p.m. Celebrate Recovery, 12-step Christian program for hurts, habits and hang-ups. Various small groups meet throughout the week UPPER VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH 1400 Seidel Parkway, Piqua (937) 778-8822 E-mail: Web site: Sunday celebrations at 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. WEST MILTON FRIENDS 47 N. Main St. Pastor Kerry Baker Phone: 698-2846 or 698-4549 Sun.— 9:30-10:30 a.m. worship.




Ask your roommate how you can avoid the problem Dear Annie: I've begun to develop strong feelings for one of my managers at work. She is beautiful both inside and out and fun to be around. When I am near her, I behave properly, but inside, my heart is going pitter-pat. I want to do the honorable thing and keep our relationship strictly professional, but I don't want to miss an opportunity. There are certain things she does around me that come across as flirting, but it's possible I am misreading her. What should I do? — Hopelessly Smitten Dear Smitten: Is this woman in a position of authority over you? If so, any relationship could put her job in jeopardy, and we recommend you keep it strictly business until one of you leaves the company. Otherwise, the usual caveats apply. Forming personal relationships at work can be risky because if things don't work out, you still have to be around this person every day — or quit your job. The choice is yours. Dear Annie: My roommate, "Jennifer," and I began sharing a one-bedroom apartment a few months ago. The problem is her behavior when my boyfriend visits. Each time, I have politely asked whether she minded his coming over. She replies that it's fine with her. My boyfriend and I would sit in the living room chatting and watching TV for a couple of hours. Nothing else. Jennifer would pointedly sequester herself in the bedroom, and after he left, she would snidely imply that we should hang out somewhere else. A couple of times, she left in a huff during his visit, only to return later and ignore me for the rest of the night. My boyfriend is a nice guy, and we take pains not to show affection in public. He never stays too long or comes over at odd hours. Most importantly, he visits less than once a week. Annie, am I wrong to feel entitled to visits from my boyfriend in my own apartment? Jennifer and I are both new to the area and are still making friends. I worry that she would behave the same way if I were to bring other people over. I want to be sensitive to her preferences, but if she had it her way, I'd probably be unwelcome in my own apartment. What should I do when her behavior becomes unacceptable? — Nine Months Left on the Lease Dear Nine Months: Jennifer is not being particularly accommodating, but this is a one-bedroom apartment, and when you have a guest over, she feels crowded out. It would help if she periodically entertained friends as well, but she doesn't, so she reacts poorly to yours. One solution would be to invite over a couple of new people and do something together. Another is to see your boyfriend at his place. But you also should discuss this with Jennifer and ask how you can alleviate her discomfort when your boyfriend drops by. Dear Annie: "Aunt Jane" wrote about her "rude, unlikable" sisterin-law and her likewise ill-mannered children. She said she didn't want to create a problem, but there already is a problem because nobody will take a stand to stop this behavior. Here's my advice: She should talk to her siblings and make sure her brother passes it along to his angry wife, saying, "We've put up with this rude behavior long enough, and we're not going to tolerate it. We expect basic courtesy from her and her children, and we won't allow them to belittle people we love in front of us." When this behavior rears its head at the next function, you say, "We really want to have a loving family, but we won't put up with this anymore. If we have to say it again, you will be asked to leave." I had to do this, and the people involved either changed or stopped coming around. We are better off without them. — A Former Aunt Jane Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.


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How can I make homemade vanilla extract? Dear Heloise: Can you please provide the home recipe for making vanilla extract? — Cindy, via email Yes, I can, and it’s a fun project to do, too! This is fairly easy to make. Start with a 1-liter bottle of either vodka or white rum and two vanilla beans, which you can find in most stores. The vanilla flavor comes from the seed, not the bean! To expose the seeds, carefully cut open each vanilla bean lengthwise. If they are hard to cut, soak them in the vodka or rum until they become soft. Next, put them in the rum or vodka, seal the bottle and let the mixture cure for at least 30

Hints from Heloise Columnist days. Then taste to see if it is strong enough. If not, let it sit for a few more days until you are satisfied with the flavor. As you use the extract, you can replace the liquid by adding more vodka or rum. Once the flavor is not as strong, use what is left and make a new batch. Enjoy this

added flavor in your baked goods or morning coffee. — Heloise PET COLUMN Dear Heloise: I have read your column in various newspapers in the cities we’ve lived in and have very much enjoyed your pet hints. They were very interesting and informative. I learned a lot about animals. Because I am a dog lover, the dog hints were especially useful. I am very disappointed that you have discontinued this column. Please start featuring these hints again for all of us pet lovers. — Barbara Fearn, Baraboo, Wis.

Barbara, thanks for the feedback. I didn’t really discontinue the column; the pet hints are now sprinkled throughout the weekly column. The Saturday column still has Pet Pals (see below), so please continue to read my column! — Heloise PET PAL Dear Readers: Paul in Hammond, Ind., sent a photo of a cute and funny white bulldog with its tongue hanging out in the shape of a “W.” Paul just happened to spot him and took the photo opportunity! To see the bulldog, visit my website at to check out the Pet of the Week. — Heloise



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HOROSCOPE Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011 Conditions in general look to be extremely encouraging in the year ahead, but you’re likely to be rewarded the most when you’re able to do things that everybody else has given up on. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Just because an acquaintance asks to borrow something, it doesn’t mean you have to loan it out. If it’s something you greatly value, think twice before you say yes. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Be sure the objectives you set for yourself represent what you truly want. If you want to make this day special, don’t waste your time getting caught up in onerous tasks. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Be careful about assuming any new responsibilities. If you get caught up in something you don’t know how to do, it could ruin the day for you and everyone involved. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Examine in detail a proposal or idea brought to you by someone with whom you’ve never had contact previously. It might work better in theory than in practice. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Someone new whom you partner up with for holiday purposes might not share the same objectives as you, yet when you start pulling together, the results could be dynamic. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Just because your careful plans get bogged down is no reason to experiment with something totally untested that you know you normally wouldn’t enjoy. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Don’t take a gamble if you’re uncertain of the outcome and how it might affect others. If possible, stick close to what you’ve always done in the past. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Major decisions that affect the entire household should not be made independently. You could overlook something really important if you act without input from your kin. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Be exceptionally careful when working with unfamiliar tools or materials. Read the directions carefully and don’t pull switches or push buttons if you don’t know what the results will be. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — If you’re contemplating buying something expensive that the family will have to live with for a long time, do a lot of comparison shopping before making a purchase. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You could easily throw the entire household in disarray by trying to gratify your own priorities without checking to see if they interfere with anybody else’s. Check with the clan first. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Usually you’re pretty good at keeping secrets, but what you know might be too exciting to keep to yourself. Don’t ruin something fun for the others. COPYRIGHT 2011 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.













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REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday.............................38 at 5:13 a.m. Low Yesterday............................32 at 10:21 a.m. Normal High .....................................................36 Normal Low ......................................................22 Record High ........................................59 in 1957 Record Low..........................................-8 in 1960

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TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Saturday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2011. There are seven days left in the year. This is Christmas Eve. Today’s Highlight: On Dec. 24, 1814, the War of 1812 officially ended as the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Ghent. On this date: In 1851, fire devastated the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., destroying about 35,000 volumes. In 1943, President Franklin

during a Christmas Eve telecast. In 1980, Americans remembered the U.S. hostages in Iran by burning candles or shining lights for 417 seconds one second for each day of captivity. Ten years ago: Officials said President George W. Bush had created a formal line of succession at several key federal agencies in the event a Cabinet secretary were to be killed or incapacitated.

D. Roosevelt appointed Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe as part of Operation Overlord. In 1961, the Houston Oilers won the second American Football League Championship Game, defeating the San Diego Chargers, 10-3. In 1968, the Apollo 8 astronauts, orbiting the moon, read passages from the Old Testament Book of Genesis

With snow scarce, northern U.S. has brown Christmas TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Dreams of a white Christmas are hanging by a thread in the North, where unusually mild weather has left the ground bare in many places a welcome reprieve for people who don’t like shoveling, but a lump of coal in the stockings of outdoor sports buffs who miss their winter wonderland. From New England to the Dakotas and even parts of the Northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest, snowfall has been well below normal through the fall and early winter with cold air bottled up over Canada. Golf courses were open this week in Minneapolis, which a year ago was digging out from a storm that dumped more than 17 inches of snow and collapsed the Metrodome roof. Many downhill ski resorts are making snow to compensate for nature’s stinginess. “It’s been an amazingly slow start to the winter for everybody,” said Mike Boguth, a National Weather Service forecaster in Gaylord, Mich., a resort town that has had only about 2 inches of natural snow this year. La Nina, the cooling of the equatorial Pacific Ocean that affects weather worldwide, has nudged the jet stream farther north. Air pressure over the northern Atlantic has steered storm systems away from the East Coast. The trends have resulted in the least snow New England has seen in


In this Monday photo, with temperatures above freezing and no snow on the ground, Mike Schneider, of St. Paul, Minn., golfs at Parkview Golf Club in Eagan, Minn.


Janina Timmer, foreground, and Alicia Ackerson run along the banks of the Boardman River at the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA in Traverse City, Mich., Tuesday.

November and December since the late 1990s, said Eric Evenson, a weather service meteorologist in Burlington, Vt. Snow totals across the region are 4 to 14 inches below normal, he said. Williston, N.D., where more than 5 inches would have accumulated by now in a typical December, has gotten nothing. A couple of inches fell farther south in Bismarck but melted. Montana’s mountain snowpack is about 30 percent below average. Ski resorts in Washington state have gotten little snow since Thanksgiving. Even snowy Michigan is feeling the pinch. Parts of the state regularly get more than 100 inches a year as clouds suck up moisture from the Great Lakes and deposit it over land. It’s been sparse this

year, although light snow fell Friday and forecasters said sections of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota might get the 1 inch required to qualify as a white Christmas. Light flurries and temperatures around 30 degrees are expected Christmas Day in Green Bay, Wis., where the Packers will host the Chicago Bears. That’s downright balmy for Lambeau Field, the notorious “frozen tundra” that has hosted a fair share of NFL games in bitter cold and pelting snow. A storm system moving up from the Gulf coast may sprinkle up to 3 inches of snow in sections of the Northeast by Christmas, but it probably won’t last long, Evenson said. Along with painting the landscape in dreary shades

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of brown and gray instead of the usual white, the abnormally mild winter has affected the economy. Local governments have spent less on plowing and salting roads. Gogebic County, in the snow belt of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is about $100,000 better off than at this time a year ago, although road commission manager Darren Pionk said the savings might be short-lived. “One or two bad months, and it can disappear pretty quickly,” he said. Some businesses geared toward the winter are having a hard time. Mike Pobuda of Empire, Mich., keeps busy plowing residential and commercial driveways in a typical winter. These days, the phone isn’t ringing. He’s working at a convenience store to help pay the bills. “It was already tight out there and now it’s tighter,” Pobuda said. In Sioux Falls, S.D., hardware store owner Dallas Vanden Bos said it’s taken all season to sell as many bags of snow and ice melting materials as customers usually buy in one day. The outdoor recreation industry is making the best of things. Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vt., installed about 40 high-

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• BASKETBALL: Miami East basketball fans will be able to purchase presale tickets for the Versailles Holiday Tournament to be played on Dec. 29-30. Presale prices will be $4 for students and $6 for adults. All tickets at the door will be $6. Fans may also buy an all-session pass for both varsity and JV games for $15. Tickets wil be on sale at Friday’s game against Bethel. • BASKETBALL: Presale tickets will be available for the WPTW/Buckeye Insurance Holiday Tournament to be played Dec. 29-30 at Piqua High School. Varsity presale tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets at the door will be $6. Presale tickets will be available at Joanie’s Floral Designs through Dec. 28 during regular business hours. • 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. 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

Vikings clutch late BY COLIN FOSTER Sports Writer Both Miami East and Bethel played hard. But the Vikings’ championship pedigree was too much to overcome. With Miami East up 44-43 late in the fourth, it seemed like East was content on stalling the clock out. But as Bethel’s defense moved up to pressure, A.J. Hickman delivered an entry pass from the elbow to Garrett Mitchell, who finished the layup to give East a 46-43 lead with a little under 20 seconds left in the game. “I thought that was a big play because it gave us a more com-

CASSTOWN fortable three-point margin in the end,” Miami East coach Allen Mack said. “It was a nice pass by A.J. Hickman, and Garrett did a good job of finishing.” And Mitchell, who finished with 14 points, played a big factor on the final play of the game, as well. Bethel got two looks to tie the game after the Mitchell bucket, with Dusty Elsass getting both of them. On the first, Elsass was challenged by two East defenders, and on his second attempt — which was an inbounds play with STAFF PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER on 0.4 ticks left on the clock — Miami East’s Garrett Mitchell (32) battles on the floor for the ball Mitchell jumped the passing against Bethel’s Dusty Elsass (33) and Gus Schwieterman Friday ■ See BEES-VIKES on 14 night at Miami East High School.

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A good memory Bulldogs top Devils during old gym’s farewell tour BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor


Miami East’s Allen Seagraves — a two-time state qualifier — wraps up an opponent Friday at the Tippecanoe Holiday Tournament.

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MONDAY Boys Basketball Troy Christian at Franklin Monroe Holiday Tournament (TBA) TUESDAY Boys Basketball Bellbrook at Tippecanoe (7:30 p.m.) Bethel at Milton-Union (7:30 p.m.) Troy Christian at Franklin Monroe Holiday Tournament (TBA) Girls Basketball Miami East at Troy (7:30 p.m.) Bethel at Milton-Union (6 p.m.) Piqua at St. Marys Memorial Tournament Houston at Lehman (7:30 p.m.) Bowling Troy at Urbana (TBA) Hockey Troy at Springboro (6 p.m.)

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New blood shines at Tipp Holiday tourney Staff Reports Most of the standouts, the instantly-recognizable names, were gone from the Tippecanoe Holiday Tournament from years past. But the area’s young wrestlers showed that they’ve got star potential.

TIPP CITY Miami East’s Allen Seagraves (113) — a junior twotime state qualifier — continued his dominance, while freshman Mack Rose (132) put his name on the map, as well, joining Milton-Union’s Josh Booher (126) in the crop of three Miami County wrestlers to win titles Friday at Tippecanoe High School, while the host Red Devils — a squad full of youth and potential — had the best team finish in fourth place on Tippecanoe’s Gabe Callicoat battles with an opponent for control

■ See HOLIDAY on 13 Friday at the Tippecanoe Holiday Tournament.

When Milton-Union’s Josh Wheeler missed a free throw with 4.9 seconds left, everyone at Milton-Union was surprised — but no one more than the Tippecanoe defenders. Wheeler, only slightly less surprised, grabbed the offensive rebound and ran out the clock. Everyone had good reason to be surprised — it was the first time he’d missed from the line all night. It was just a small part of the Bulldogs building what may turn out to be their favorite memory from the farewell season for their old high school gymnasium.

WEST MILTON The Bulldogs (3-2) closed the first half on a nine-point run using their quick hands in the paint, built as large as a 16-point lead with their dominance on the glass and wrapped things up from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, holding off a late Red Devils charge to knock off Tippecanoe 58-47 in the final time the two inter-county rivals will ever meet in Milton-Union’s old high school gym, which closes after this season. It was the first time since the rivalry game became the “Rotary Classic” that Milton-Union had defeated Tippecanoe, and was the first time in recent memory, as well. “The rivalry part is always intense. It’s nice to be on the other side of it tonight,” MiltonUnion coach Andy Grudich said. “I think the last time was in the early 2000s, when Koogler was the coach.” Wheeler led the way with a game-high 21 points, six rebounds and eight steals. Twothirds of those points came from the free throw line, as he made his first 14 attempts before missing his final one on the night. He finished 14 for 15 — and 9 for 10

■ See DOGS-DEVILS on 14

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Troy girls sweep, boys split tri-match Bengals trying to stay in the hunt The small crowd at Paul Brown Stadium might as well plan to stay all the way until the end. The Cincinnati Bengals (8-6) positioned themselves for a playoff run by pulling out games in the fourth quarter, when their lack of experience hasn’t seemed to get in the way. See Page 13.

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The Troy girls bowling team broke open a tight match late to claim a sweep in GWOC trimatch action at Woodman Lanes with Fairmont and Springboro, sweeping their counterparts by rolling a total of 2,292 to Fairmont’s 2,245 and Springboro’s 1,135. The Troy boys bowled well but only managed a split as Fairmont outshot

the Trojans on the Firebirds’ home lanes. Fairmont took the match with a 2,797 to Troy’s 2,670 and Springboro’s 2,229. The Trojan girls (10-1, 9-1 GWOC) got off to an excellent start with a 953 team game but found themselves 14 pins down to the Firebirds. Troy then elevated to 987 in the second game

and the Fairmont’s 914 couldn’t keep pace as Troy established a 59 pin lead heading into baker play. The girls put the match away with a 213 in the first baker game. It was Samantha Wilkerson’s turn to lead Troy in scoring with games of 213-224 for a 437 series. Freshman Allie Isner turned in her first 400 series, rolling games of 212-190. Elizabeth Reed added a 204 and

375 series. Jackie Brown and Courtney Metzger rolled a pair of 363 series, Brown shooting 177-186 and Metzger rolling a consistent 180-183. In the boys match, Fairmont came out of the blocks on fire with a 1,229 team game to put the Trojans (9-2, 8-2 GWOC) in a 197-pin hole. Troy outbowled Fairmont the rest of the way,

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■ CONTINUED FROM 12 shooting 1,176 in the second game and baker games of 215-247 — but could only get the deficit down to 127 pins by match end. A.J. Bigelow paced Troy with games of 245259 to top the 500 mark with a 504. Brad Johnson shot a 443 series (206237), Jared Sierra was right behind at 438 (213225), and Andrew Spencer came in at 406 (192-214). Cameron Hughes added a 241 in the second game. Troy travels to Urbana on Tuesday for a non-conference match with the Hillclimbers at Southwest Lanes. The Trojans return to GWOC action on Thursday, hosting Beavercreek. BOYS Troy 1,032-1,176-215-247 — 2,670 Springboro 958-918-198-155 — 2,229 Fairmont 1,229-1,119-224225 — 2,797 Troy: A.J. Bigelow 245-259, Brad Johnson 206-237, Jared

Sierra 213-225, Kyle Neves 176, Andrew Spencer 192-214, Cameron Hughes 241. Springboro: Blake Anderson 245-162, Eric Baugherman 194167, Jake Borgemenke 179-217, Cole Johnson 147-180, Tyler Wernyz 193-192. Fairmont: Matt Chandler 242-210, Zach Grubb 268-245, Josh Lewis 183-233, Ronnie Pohl 257-206, Ryan Wolfe 279-225. Records: Troy 9-2 (8-2 GWOC), Springboro 3-7, Fairmont 10-0. GIRLS Troy 953-987-213-139 — 2,292 Springboro 459-495-84-97 — 1,135 Fairmont 967-914-179-185 — 2,245 Troy: Courtney Metzger 180183, Elizabeth Reed 171-204, Samantha Wilkerson 213-224, Jackie Brown 177-186, Allie Isner 212-190. Springboro: Baylie Baker 86101, Shelby Haberthier 96-93, Brianna Neal 102-102, Millie Stone 90-84, Jessica Wheeler 85115. Fairmont: Sarah Conrad 215-191, Molly Crouch 164-185, Jessica Mowen 167-161, Brooke Swallows 193-201, Jessica Wolfe 228-176. Records: Troy 10-1 (9-1 GWOC), Springboro 0-10, Fairmont 8-2.

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Reds trade for Cubs’ Marshall CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds left-handed acquired reliever Sean Marshall from the Chicago Cubs on Friday for young lefty starter Travis Wood and two other players. It was the second time in a week that the Reds gave up several prospects for pitching help. They earlier sent four players, including Edinson Volquez, to San Diego for starter Mat Latos. The 29-year-old, 6foot-7 Marshall was 6-6 with a 2.26 ERA last season. He had five saves. The Reds have been in talks to try to re-sign closer Francisco Cordero, who became a free agent after last season. “Sean has been one of the best and most durable relievers in baseball the last couple of seasons,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said in a statement. The 24-year-old Wood made 35 starts for the Reds over two seasons. He finished 6-6 with a 4.84 ERA in 2011, with a

stint in Triple-A after struggling early in the year. The Cubs also get 24year-old outfielder Dave Sappelt, who batted .243 in 38 games with the Reds, and 19-year-old infield prospect Ronald Torreyes, who batted .356 in 67 games for Class A Dayton. “Twenty-four-year old left-handed starters who have already had success in the big leagues don’t grow on trees,” Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said. “We had to give up a great relief pitcher in Sean Marshall and someone we were proud to call a Cub, but we think to acquire Wood and the two young guys, it was worth doing.” Wood made 17 starts for the Reds in 2010, going 5-4 with a 3.51 earned run average. He took a perfect game into the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies before giving up a double to Carlos Ruiz, and left after finishing the 9th with the score tied at 0.

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Canaan Milton-Union’s Berry gets control of an opponent Friday at the Tippecanoe Holiday Tournament. ■ CONTINUED FROM 12 the day. And for the Red Devils, who scored 131 points to finish behind Beavercreek (190.5), Tri-County North (163.5) and Centerville (135), it’s been a fairly easy transition since losing star — and state qualifier — Jake Watkins to graduation in the offseason. “We don’t have that Jake Watkins-type guy in the room,” Tippecanoe coach Myron Krebs said. “But what we do have is several kids who, by the end of their careers, can make that kind of name for themselves. “We’ve got eight freshmen in the lineup and one first-year upperclassman. When Jake was coming up, nobody knew who he was right away, either.” And the Devils took fourth with a solid allaround performance — and no champions. Austin Robbins (152) came closest, reaching the championship match and dropping a narrow 6-4 decision to Northridge’s Cole Vencill. Gabe Callicoat (126) pinned Greenon’s Corey Williams and Jarett Wasson (138) pinned Beavercreek’s Ben Friesthler to claim third-place finishes, while Jordan Holzfaster (132) was pinned by East Knox’s Cole Enderle and placed fourth. Kory Florence (113) was fifth, pinning East Knox’s Robbie McDonald, Shane Dodd was sixth, dropping a 10-2 major decision to Beavercreek’s R.J. Cowans. “We placed six. For being as young as we are, I think we did well,” Krebs said. “We just keep improving. We talked about our team and individual goals the other day, and we told the kids that they’ve got to look at the regular season as preparation for sectionals.”


Tippecanoe’s Jordan Holzfaster works around Milton-Union’s Samuel Hemmerick Friday at the Tippecanoe Holiday Tournament. • Sinister Six Miami East went 6 for 6 on the day, bringing six wrestlers Friday to the Tippecanoe Holiday Tournament and placing them all. “We came here with six healthy kids, we’re leaving with six healthy kids and all six kids placed — none of them lower than sixth,” Miami East coach Jason Sroufe said. “Overall we were seventh (111 points) with six kids. If we had everyone healthy, we probably could have been fifth or higher.” But the Vikings decided beforehand that the five injured wrestlers should just rest. “Some of them probably could have wrestled, but at this point in the season there’s no point in pushing,” Sroufe said. “We figured let’s just get them healthy — we’ve got a two-week break now before the Troy Invitational.” Allen Seagraves (113) didn’t need any rest, cruising through the day and defeating Northridge’s Robbie Carter 8-3 for the championship. “Robbie’s another state qualifier, and Allen has wrestled him a few times,” Sroufe said. “We knew it would be his toughest match, but we had all the confidence in the world that he could pull through it — and he did.” Somewhat of a surprise — to everyone but the Vikings, that is — was freshman Mack Rose (132) win-

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Miami East’s Austin Rush twists up an opponent Friday during the Tippecanoe Holiday Tournament. ning a title. He pinned Centerville’s Logan Crosky in the second period to claim the tournament championship. “He was a junior high state qualifier last year, and he was seeded fourth today — meaning he had to beat the No. 1 seed just to get out of prelims,” Sroufe said. “The way he wrestled today was the way we expect him to, the way he’s capable of. Confidence and completion — we know what we can get out of him, and he showed it today.” Austin Rush (126) was runner-up, pinned by Milton-Union’s Booher, while Stephen Morrow (120) finished third after pinning Centerville’s Derek Barklay. Josh Morrow (106) finished sixth after being pinned by Beavercreek’s Ben Heiland, and Danny O’Malley (160) was also sixth after being pinned by Arcanum’s Dustin

Shiverdecker. • Numbers Game Milton-Union’s wrestling team may be suffering through a numbers crunch right now. But the only important number to the Bulldogs is one. That was the place that Josh Booher (126) got, defeating Miami East’s Austin Rush with a firstperiod pin to claim a championship Friday at the Tippecanoe Holiday Tournament, leading the Bulldogs to a 13th-place team finish with 69 points. Canaan Berry (106) was a runner-up after being pinned by Lutheran West’s Tim Mecklenburg in the championship match. Samuel Hemmerick (132) was the Bulldogs’ final placer, defeating Arcanum’s Austin Ripple by a 15-4 major decision to take fifth place.

■ National Football League

Bengals try to stay in playoff hunt CINCINNATI (AP) — The small crowd at Paul Brown Stadium might as well plan to stay all the way until the end. The Cincinnati Bengals (8-6) positioned themselves for a playoff run by pulling out games in the fourth quarter, when their lack of experience hasn’t seemed to get in the way. To keep those postseason hopes intact on Saturday, they’ll have to beat the team that’s one of the best at extending games. After opening at 1-6, the Arizona Cardinals (7-7) have won six of their past seven, all of them by rallying from second-half deficits. They’ve won three in overtime during that span, tying the NFL record for a season. They’ve kept their own playoff chances intact, though barely, heading into the last two weeks of the season. “If we win each game, and then at the end of the season if we can get into the playoffs, so be it,” Arizona running back Beanie Wells said. “But we’re not focused on that right now.” Judging by ticket sales, not a whole lot of folks in Cincinnati are, either. For the sixth time this season, Paul Brown Stadium will have a lot of empty seats, even though there’s a bit of noteworthy history on the line this time. The Bengals can secure only their third winning record in the past 21 years and keep themselves in contention for


Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton throws against the Cleveland Browns in the second half Nov. 27 in Cincinnati. the last AFC wild card year history. berth. “In the NFL, every team Cincinnati finishes at has to play better at home, home on Jan. 1 against just naturally with your Baltimore. The Bengals are crowd into it,” running back tied with the Jets (8-6) for Cedric Benson said. “It’s the final wild card, although great that it works out in New York has the advantage our favor to have the last in the tiebreakers. two games at home, considUsually, playing at home ering we’re trying to make for the last two games would the playoffs.” be considered a distinct It’ll come down to advantage. The Bengals whether the Bengals can get have gone 5-3 on the road, out of their rut against a but only 3-3 in front of some team that’s on quite a of the smallest crowds in streak. Cincinnati was one of the Paul Brown Stadium’s 12-

NFL’s biggest surprises at midseason. They’ve lost four of their past six during the tough part of the schedule, leaving them 0-6 against teams that have either clinched playoff spots or are currently in first place. That lack of success against the good teams could keep them out of the playoffs if they and the Jets both win out. The tiebreaker then would come down to winning percentage of the teams they’ve beaten, and New York will almost certainly have the edge. Another challenge: One of the AFC’s youngest teams may not fully realize the significance of the next two games. “That’s the goal especially having a young football team to keep reminding them,” left tackle Andrew Whitworth said. “They haven’t been in this situation a lot. This opportunity doesn’t always come by. You’ve got an opportunity to go make the playoffs, you’ve got to execute and play your best.” They’ve played some of their worst games lately, getting sloppy with penalties and turnovers and defensive breakdowns. Their only consistent threat on offense has been rookie receiver A.J. Green, who leads the NFL with 11 catches of 35 yards or more. He sprained his right shoulder during a 20-13 win in St. Louis, but expects to play on Saturday.


Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday in Glendale, Ariz.

Ravens need win against Browns Baltimore can seal AFC North by winning out BALTIMORE (AP) — Given a second chance to earn a home playoff game, the Baltimore Ravens hope to put a rousing finish on a topsy-turvy week by defeating the Cleveland Browns on Saturday. Baltimore clinched a playoff berth last Sunday afternoon shortly before taking the field on the road against the San Diego Chargers. The Ravens then lost control of the top seed in the AFC with a clunker of a performance in a 34-14 defeat. The setback dropped Baltimore to the fifth-seed position and put Pittsburgh atop the AFC North. Just 24 hours later, however, the Steelers lost to San Francisco to throw

the Ravens back in command of the race for the division crown. And now, the Baltimore will finish a whirlwind seven-day stretch at home against the Browns (4-10). If Baltimore wins its final two games, it will capture the AFC North, get a firstround bye and play at home in second round. That’s a pretty sweet scenario, given the desperate situation the Ravens were in after Sunday night’s defeat. “The fact that if we win both games now, we will win the division, that means a lot,” coach John Harbaugh said. “Of course, we have to control what we have to control. And the beauty of that is, we can control a lot.” Running back Ray Rice put it more succinctly: “We don’t got to take our show on the road if we take care of business.”


Saturday, December 24, 2011



■ Boys Basketball

Dogs-Devils while, got back in the game with some clutch 3-point shooting late by Jared Ervin — who led the Devils with 10 points — cutting the Milton-Union lead to as little as seven points at 46-39. But the Devils were 6 for 20 from the free throw line as a team — including 5 for 16 in the fourth quarter. “We gave ourselves a chance, and then they fouled us and we didn’t convert,” Tippecanoe coach Matt Pond said. “We just need to be more consistent. “We were flat-footed tonight. I don’t think we were ready to play, and that’s my fault. We just had trouble getting our motor started. I’m not going to make excuses for us — I

■ CONTINUED FROM 12 in the fourth quarter. “Josh played very well tonight,” Grudich said. “He knocked down some shots early, was solid with the ball and was solid from the line. He stepped up and knocked them down, especially in the fourth quarter when we needed them most.” The Bulldogs’ performance at the line turned out to be a major factor. MiltonUnion was 24 for 29 as a team. “We’ve shot well from the line all season,” Grudich said. “We’re a good free throw shooting team. We don’t even talk about it. We just shoot them on the side in practice.” Tippecanoe (2-4), mean-

thought we were flat.” Tippecanoe held the lead on seven separate occasions early in the game as the teams traded scores until the middle of the second quarter. A steal and layup by Ervin made it 16-14 Tippecanoe before the Bulldogs went on their run, picking the pockets of the Devils’ big men in the post with their quickness. “I thought that was a good matchup defensively, our Jordan Poland on their Brandon Ervin,” Grudich said. “Ervin’s been scoring a lot of points, so we wanted Jordan to keep position on him, stay between him and the basket and not let him spin.” And while Poland held

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■ Boys Basketball

Indians, Buccs lose late leads


Staff Reports


WEST ALEXANDRIA — While learning how to win, some lessons are harder to deal with at the time than others. And while Newton was outscored 15-7 in the final quarter Friday night to fall at Twin Valley South by three, 39-36, the Indians (3-5, 3-2 Cross County Conference) will put the experience to use throughout the rest of the season. “It’s just another step in the process of learning how to win,” Newton coach Steve Fisher said. “In the third quarter, we played probably our best quarter of the season. “But in the last three and a half minutes of the game, we had some empty possessions — some turnovers, some shots that weren’t the best shots, some times we should’ve gotten to the line but didn’t. There were a lot of things that could have happened.” Newton outscored Twin Valley South (3-2, 31) 18-6 in the third quarter to take a 29-24 lead into the fourth. “We really attacked the basket, we got the ball in to (Bobby) Gerodimos, we made our shots,” Fisher

said. “We did a lot of good things.” Gerodimos led the Indians with 14 points and Daniel Vance added seven. Cole Cottingim scored 13 to lead the Panthers. faces Newton Emmanuel Christian Tuesday. Marion Local 51, Covington 46 COVINGTON — The Covington Buccaneers had Marion Local right where they wanted them. But it all slipped away. Flyers (2-1) The outscored the Buccs 20-9 in the fourth quarter, turning a six-point Covington lead after three into a heartbreaking 5146 Buccaneer loss Friday night in non-league play. Cole Owens scored 16 points and Ryan Craft scored 12 to lead Covington (2-3), while Troy Cron added nine points. Adam Bertke led all scorers with 19 points for Marion Local. Covington plays in the WPTW Holiday Classic Dec. 29-30 at Piqua High School. • Other scores: Versailles 54, Lehman 50; Franklin Monroe 59, Bradford 46

■ College Basketball

Bearcats roll past Cougars CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin made sure his Bearcats knew they had history in their grasp against Chicago State on Friday night a chance to become the first team in the 111-season history of the program to score at least 100 points in three consecutive games. The Bearcats gave it a good shot, but came up two baskets short. Sean Kilpatrick scored 21 points to lead six Cincinnati players in double figures as the red-hot Bearcats rolled to a 95-60 win over the winless Cougars. “We wanted it bad,” Kilpatrick said. “Coach told us it would’ve been the first time in 100-something years. That would’ve been big, but it was nice to get the win.” Cashmere Wright scored 14 before leaving the game with more than 10 minutes remaining, and four players Jeremiah Davis III, Dion Dixon, Justin Jackson and Ge’Lawn Guyn added 11 each for Cincinnati before a crowd of 5,321 at 13,176seat Fifth Third Arena. Cronin blamed Cincinnati’s defense for missing the chance to make history. “I was disappointed for our fans,” Cronin said. “There were too many times on defense when we

didn’t box out in the second half. Their offensive rebounds kept us on defense too long and cost us field goal tries at the other end. It would’ve been fun for the guys to get into the record book. I wanted to get it for the fans.” Chicago State, playing its fourth game in 10 days, knew the Bearcats were rolling going into the game, but coach Tracy Dilby had a different reason for not wanting to see Cincinnati reach triple figures. “I told our coaches we definitely didn’t need them to score a hundred against us at the end of the stretch,” Dilby said. “That’s why we played until the very end.” Jeremy Robinson scored 18 points and D’Jari Nelson had 10 to lead Chicago State (0-13), which was playing the first of four consecutive road games. The Cougars tried everything in the playbook in an effort to slow down the Bearcats, Dilby said. “They sure have some good shooters,” Dilby said. “They have as many good shooters as any team we’ve seen at least four guys who can pick-and-pop. I wanted to make a trade with them get some of their guys to come here and play all the time. We wanted to come in and not make them comfortable.”

Ervin in place, Wheeler, David Karns and Caleb Poland snuck in and either stripped the ball or forced passes to be intercepted. Wheeler converted one of those steals into a threepoint play to give the Bulldogs their first lead at 17-16, then two more steals led to four Wheeler free throws. Chris McGrath scored a putback at the halftime buzzer, and MiltonUnion led 23-16. The Bulldogs then outrebounded the Devils 13-5 in the third quarter, cashing in on offensive rebound after offensive rebound and pulling away for good. “They dominated us on the glass all night,” Pond said. “I don’t think our on-

Which is one memory the ball defense was very good — we let them down the Bulldogs will carry all seamiddle too much. We knew son long. Tippecanoe — 47 their quickness could possiNick Fischer 1-2-4, Ben Hughes bly give us a problem, but to 1-0-2, Austin Hadden 2-2-6, Juan have that many turnovers Moliner 0-0-0, Jared Ervin 4-0-10, (21 in the game), that’s on Jacob Hall 4-0-8, Cameron Johnson us. If you give it up 15 or 4-0-9, Michael Donahey 0-0-0, more times, you’re going to Brandon Ervin 3-2-8. Totals: 19-647. have a tough time winning.” Milton-Union — 58 Caleb Poland scored 12 Caleb Poland 5-2-12, David points and had six rebounds, Karns 0-6-6, Josh Wheeler 3-14-21, while Karns and Tyler Kevin Brackman 0-0-0, Chris McGrath 2-0-4, Dakota Albaugh 1Brown had six points and 0-3, Derreck Maggart 1-0-2, Tyler eight rebounds apiece as the Brown 2-2-6, Jordan Poland 2-0-4. Bulldogs won the rebound- Totals: 16-24-58. Score By Quarters ing battle 36-29. Tipp ..........................8 16 28 47 Brandon Ervin was held M-U ..........................8 23 41 58 to eight points but had a 3-point goals: Tippecanoe — J. team-high 13 rebounds for Ervin 2, Johnson. Milton-Union — Wheeler, Albaugh. the Devils. Records: Tippecanoe 2-4. “They played better than Milton-Union 3-2. we did, that’s for sure,” Pond Reserve score: Tippecanoe 50, said. Milton-Union 23.

Miami East’s Josh Snyder goes for a layup Friday against Bethel. ■ CONTINUED FROM 12 lane, tipping the ball out of Elsass’s hands and allowing Miami East to walk away with a decisive 46-43 Cross County Conference victory on Friday night. “It was a physical and very strong defensive game,” Mack said. “Both teams had quickness and good athletes, which made it tough to score. Give Bethel credit, they were aggressive all night. We made some mistakes late in the game, and it gave Bethel some momentum. I thought that we caught a break with a couple free throws. There were a couple missed, really on both ends. “We were kind of able to just maintain that lead. Fortunately we recovered, and our defense just saved us. I thought there late we did a great job of challenging Dusty Elsass’ shot attempt. We made it difficult to get that shot off. Then I thought we did a nice job of switching on all the screens on the final out-of-bounds play, and Garrett made a play on the ball which was a great way to finish there in the end.” In the early stages of the third quarter, it looked like Miami East was going to run away from Bethel. But as they did many times last year, the Bees came storming back. A Luke House floater in the lane gave East its second double-digit lead of the game at 42-32, but an Elsass 3 at the buzzer made the score 42-35 at the end of three. Joe Zimmerman found a streaking Patrick Bain for a layup to make the score 42-37 at the start of the fourth. Later in the quarter, Bain drilled a 3 to cut the East lead to 44-41. Bain finished with 16 points. “Patrick, he’s a young pup still,” Bethel coach Rick Hickman said. “He played well for us a lot of games last year as a freshman. Every game he plays, he plays with confidence. He plays well. He makes


Bethel’s Dusty Elsass tries to hold onto the ball against Miami East’s Bradley Coomes Friday night at Miami East High School. mistakes like everyone else does, but he’s not dwelling on those things — and that’s important.” Gus Schwieterman then put Bethel within a point at 44-43, scoring off a post feed by Kyle Hamlin. But that was the closest the Bees would get. “The kids don’t look at the scoreboard, I’ve told them to look at their effort — that’s how they measure their success,” Hickman said. “They gave a lot of effort, there were missed free throws out there, 5 of 12. We had 11 turnovers, we didn’t get the calls over the back we wanted, but we don’t dwell on that. We hung in there. We fought back and we played with a lot of heart. “The thing is, what’s important now That’s our motto every year. It’s not important what happened, its how you respond. We lost some tough games last year, and we ended up in the sectional finals at UD.” Bethel jumped out to an 8-2 lead early in the first, but East’s offensive rebounding got them back in the game. On three straight possessions, the Vikings capitalized off of offensive rebounds, with Mitchell and Bradley Coomes converting 5 of 6 free throws, which came directly off of rebounds in the paint. The Vikings tied the game by quarter’s end, as Gunner Shirk collected his own missed shot attempt and threw up a hook shot that went in at the buzzer. “They came out hot,” Mack said. “I think they were 4 for 7 for 3’s in the first half. Bain hit some big ones, and so did Zimmerman. I think he

Bethel’s Kyle Hamlin tries to strip the ball from Miami East’s A.J. Hickman Friday night. had three in the first half. “The rebounding was a huge key for us. We finished with 15 offensive rebounds. We limited them to four offensive boards.” The teams combined for five 3s in the second quarter, with Shirk and Bain trading 3s to open. Bethel’s Zimmerman hit his third trey alone in the second. But it was East getting the last laugh, as Josh Snyder, who hit two 3s in the game, canned a triple at the buzzer to give East a 28-22 lead. “We knew coming in this was going to be a great battle,” Mack said. “They won 14 last year. Essentially, almost their whole team is back. They are one of the top three or four teams in our conference. They are a good, ath-

letic group, so this is a big win for us.” The Vikings (6-1, 4-0 CCC) will take part in the Versailles Invitational on Dec. 29 and 30, while the Bees (4-2, 3-2 CCC) play against Milton-Union on Tuesday. Bethel — 43 Patrick Bain 7-0-16, Dusty Elsass 2-1-5, Kyle Hamlin 1-2-5, Gus Schwieterman 3-2-8, Joe Zimmerman 3-0-9. Totals: 16-543. Miami East — 46 Colton Bowling 0-0-0, Luke Clark 0-0-0, Bradley Coomes 3-39, A.J. Hickman 1-0-2, Luke House 2-0-4, Garrett Mitchell 53-14, Gunner Shirk 5-0-11, Josh Snyder 2-0-6. Totals: 18-6-46. Score By Quarters Bethel ................13 22 35 43 ME .....................13 28 42 46 3-point goals: Bethel — Zimmerman 3, Bain 2, Elsass. Miami East — Snyder 2, Shirk, Mitchell. Records: Bethel 4-2, 3-2. Miami East 6-1, 4-0.

■ College Basketball

Xavier drops 2nd straight, 68-58 HONOLULU (AP) — Despite dropping two straight, No. 14 Xavier isn’t panicking yet because the Musketeers know they’ll soon be at full strength. Tu Holloway who

returned from a one-game suspension and finished with 17 points and four assists in Xavier’s 68-58 loss to Long Beach State in the opening round of the Diamond Head Classic on Thursday

night. The Musketeers (8-2) had their star point guard back were still without starting guard Mark Lyons, starting forward Dez Wells and reserve Landen Amos. All four

were suspended after a bench-clearing brawl Dec. 10 against Cincinnati. Lyons is eligible to return Friday, while Wells and Amos will miss the tournament while serving their four-game penalties.


FOOTBALL National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-New England11 3 0 .786 437 297 8 6 0 .571 346 315 N.Y. Jets 5 9 0 .357 286 269 Miami 5 9 0 .357 311 371 Buffalo South W L T Pct PF PA y-Houston 10 5 0 .667 359 255 Tennessee 7 7 0 .500 279 278 4 10 0 .286 207 293 Jacksonville 2 13 0 .133 230 411 Indianapolis North W L T Pct PF PA x-Baltimore 10 4 0 .714 334 236 x-Pittsburgh 10 4 0 .714 285 218 Cincinnati 8 6 0 .571 305 283 4 10 0 .286 195 274 Cleveland West W L T Pct PF PA 8 6 0 .571 292 343 Denver 7 7 0 .500 317 382 Oakland San Diego 7 7 0 .500 358 313 Kansas City 6 8 0 .429 192 319 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA 8 6 0 .571 348 296 Dallas 7 7 0 .500 334 372 N.Y. Giants Philadelphia 6 8 0 .429 342 311 Washington 5 9 0 .357 252 300 South W L T Pct PF PA x-New Orleans 11 3 0 .786 457 306 9 5 0 .643 341 281 Atlanta 5 9 0 .357 341 368 Carolina Tampa Bay 4 10 0 .286 247 401 North W L T Pct PF PA y-Green Bay 13 1 0 .929 480 297 9 5 0 .643 395 332 Detroit 7 7 0 .500 315 293 Chicago 2 12 0 .143 294 406 Minnesota West W L T Pct PF PA y-San Francisco11 3 0 .786 327 185 Seattle 7 7 0 .500 284 273 7 7 0 .500 273 305 Arizona 2 12 0 .143 166 346 St. Louis x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday's Game Indianapolis 19, Houston 16 Saturday's Games Oakland at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Denver at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Miami at New England, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Arizona at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. San Diego at Detroit, 4:05 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. Sunday's Game Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. Monday's Game Atlanta at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1 Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Houston, 1 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 4:15 p.m. Seattle at Arizona, 4:15 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 32, San Diego State 30 Tuesday, Dec. 20 Beef 'O'Brady's Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Marshall 20, FIU 10 Wednesday, Dec. 21 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24 Thursday, Dec. 22 MAACO Bowl At Las Vegas Boise State 56, Arizona State 24 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 (111), 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 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.

BASKETBALL Ohio Boys Basketball Friday's Scores Ada 44, Arlington 42 Akr. East 70, Orange 53 Akr. Garfield 49, Cuyahoga Falls 48 Akr. Manchester 59, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley 32 Akr. SVSM 64, Akr. Hoban 53 Alliance Marlington 66, Carrollton 50 Amanda-Clearcreek 55, Williamsport Westfall 35 Amherst Steele 66, Elyria Cath. 59 Arcanum 61, Union City Mississinawa Valley 42 Attica Seneca E. 74, N. Baltimore 30 Austintown Fitch 55, Canfield 40 Bascom Hopewell-Loudon 49, Kansas Lakota 42 Beachwood 87, Gates Mills Gilmour 79 Bedford Chanel 55, Cle. Cent. Cath. 51 Bellville Clear Fork 53, Mansfield Madison 40 Berlin Hiland 61, Sugarcreek Garaway 37 Beverly Ft. Frye 78, McConnelsville Morgan 41 Bloom-Carroll 71, Newark Cath. 54 Bowerston Conotton Valley 72, Toronto 23 Bowling Green 57, Ottawa-Glandorf 44 Bridgeport 55, New Matamoras Frontier 48 Bristol 70, Kinsman Badger 63, OT Brookfield 69, Cortland Maplewood 41 Brunswick 69, Cle. Rhodes 55



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Saturday, December 24, 2011 222 24 22. Murray St. ...........12-0 130 25 23. Creighton ..............8-1 102 — 24.Virginia ..................9-1 25. Illinois ..................10-1 96 19 Others receiving votes: Harvard 88, San Diego St. 67, Stanford 61, Saint Louis 33, Gonzaga 23, Kansas St. 22, Texas A&M 18, Alabama 8, Wichita St. 8, Cleveland St. 7, N. Iowa 7, California 5, Vanderbilt 5, Northwestern 4, Ohio 3, Long Beach St. 2, Indiana St. 1. USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA TodayESPN men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 18, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: .................................Record Pts Pvs 774 1 1. Syracuse (30).......11-0 713 2 2. Ohio State (1).......10-1 702 3 3. Kentucky .................9-1 679 4 4. Louisville ...............10-0 5. Duke........................9-1 637 5 6. North Carolina ........9-2 623 6 7. Baylor ......................9-0 570 7 560 8 8. Missouri ................11-0 526 10 9. Connecticut.............9-1 503 11 10. Marquette ...........10-0 471 12 11. Kansas..................7-2 12. Florida...................8-2 447 13 13. Pittsburgh............10-1 386 14 14. Wisconsin ...........10-2 361 15 15. Xavier....................8-1 318 9 301 17 16. Georgetown..........9-1 277 16 17. Mississippi State 11-1 245 20 18. Indiana................10-0 221 18 19. Michigan ...............9-2 20. Michigan State......9-2 193 23 21. Creighton ..............8-1 107 24 22. Murray State.......12-0 100 — 68 — 23. UNLV...................11-2 66 19 24. Illinois ..................10-1 53 — 25. Harvard.................9-1 Others receiving votes: San Diego State 32, California 28, Texas A&M 25, Virginia 19, Saint Louis 13, Alabama 12, Kansas State 12, Stanford 9, Memphis 7, Saint Mary's 5, Gonzaga 3, Saint Joseph's 3, Vanderbilt 3, Northwestern 1, Oklahoma 1, Seton Hall 1. The Women's Top Twenty Five The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 18, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: .................................Record Pts Prv 1. Baylor (40) ............11-0 1,000 1 944 2 2. UConn.....................9-1 926 3 3. Notre Dame..........10-1 878 4 4. Stanford...................7-1 5. Maryland...............11-0 825 5 802 6 6.Tennessee...............7-2 758 7 7. Miami.......................9-1 692 8 8. Kentucky ...............10-1 657 9 9. Duke........................7-2 613 10 10.Texas A&M............8-2 585 12 11. Ohio St................10-0 12. Rutgers ...............10-2 546 11 500 13 13. Georgia.................8-1 483 14 14. Louisville .............10-2 476 15 15.Texas Tech ............9-0 16. Penn St. ................9-2 390 16 363 17 17. Georgetown..........9-2 300 19 18. Green Bay ............8-0 259 21 19. Delaware...............8-0 20. Purdue ..................8-3 213 22 204 23 21. DePaul ................10-2 162 24 22.Texas .....................8-2 23. North Carolina......7-2 114 18 110 25 24. Nebraska ............10-1 103 20 25.Vanderbilt ............10-1 Others receiving votes: Virginia 26, California 19, LSU 15, South Carolina 10, Arkansas 6, Northwestern 5, Georgia Tech 3, Gonzaga 3, Southern Cal 3, BYU 2, Michigan 2, Kansas 1, St. Bonaventure 1, Tulane 1. USA Today/ESPN Women's Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA TodayESPN women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 19, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Pts Prv .................................Record 1. Baylor (30) ............11-0 774 1 739 2 2. UConn (1)...............9-1 717 3 3. Notre Dame..........10-1 4. Stanford...................7-1 683 4 5. Maryland...............11-0 641 5 623 6 6.Tennessee...............7-2 567 8 7. Miami.......................9-1 8. Kentucky ...............10-1 563 7 9. Duke........................7-2 533 9 480 10 10.Texas A&M............8-2 11. Rutgers ...............10-2 442 11 12. Louisville .............11-2 414 13 409 14 13. Ohio State...........11-0 352 15 14. Green Bay ............8-0 15. Georgia.................8-2 322 12 16. Penn State............9-2 319 17 264 19 17. Georgetown..........9-2 18.Texas Tech ............9-0 242 20 19. DePaul ................11-2 206 21 20. Delaware...............9-0 152 23 21. Purdue ..................8-3 132 22 22. North Carolina......7-2 123 16 23.Vanderbilt ............10-1 122 18 24. Gonzaga...............9-2 100 25 25.Texas .....................8-2 90 24 Others receiving votes: Nebraska 16, Georgia Tech 15, Kansas 9, Bowling Green 6, Duquesne 6, California 5, Michigan 2, Oklahoma 2, South Carolina 2, UTEP 2, Villanova 1.


Vancouver 34 21 11 2 44114 82 35 16 15 4 36 87 97 Calgary 35 17 17 1 35 94104 Colorado Edmonton 34 15 16 3 33 93 91 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 34 20 13 1 41 92 96 Dallas 31 18 10 3 39 93 76 San Jose 34 18 13 3 39 90 89 Phoenix Los Angeles 34 16 14 4 36 75 83 34 9 19 6 24 80113 Anaheim NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Thursday's Games Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 2, SO Toronto 3, Buffalo 2 N.Y. Rangers 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Ottawa 4, Florida 3, OT Nashville 6, Columbus 5 Winnipeg 4, Montreal 0 Calgary 3, Detroit 2 Edmonton 4, Minnesota 1 Friday's Games New Jersey 4, Washington 3, SO Boston 8, Florida 0 Toronto 5, N.Y. Islanders 3 N.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 2 Carolina 2, Ottawa 1, OT Pittsburgh 4, Winnipeg 1 Dallas 6, Nashville 3 Tampa Bay at Colorado, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Saturday's Games No games scheduled Sunday's Games No games scheduled

GOLF World Golf Ranking Final 1. Luke Donald.................Eng 2. Lee Westwood .............Eng 3. Rory McIlroy...................Nir 4. Martin Kaymer .............Deu 5. Adam Scott...................Aus 6. Steve Stricker..............USA 7. Dustin Johnson...........USA 8. Jason Day.....................Aus 9. Charl Schwartzel...........Zaf 10. Webb Simpson .........USA 11. Matt Kuchar...............USA 12. Nick Watney ..............USA 13. Graeme McDowell.......Nir 14. Phil Mickelson...........USA 15. K.J. Choi ......................Kor 16. Ian Poulter ..................Eng 17. Sergio Garcia .............Esp 18. Justin Rose ................Eng 19. Hunter Mahan...........USA 20. Paul Casey.................Eng 21. Bubba Watson ..........USA 22. Alvaro Quiros..............Esp 23.Tiger Woods..............USA 24. Robert Karlsson........Swe 25. Kim Kyung-Tae............Kor 26. David Toms................USA 27. Bill Haas ....................USA 28. Simon Dyson .............Eng 29. Bo Van Pelt................USA 30. Bae Sang-moon..........Kor 31. Keegan Bradley ........USA 32. Rickie Fowler.............USA 33. Jason Dufner.............USA 34. Anders Hansen..........Dnk 35.Thomas Bjorn.............Dnk 36. Geoff Ogilvy................Aus 37. Zach Johnson...........USA 38. Brandt Snedeker.......USA 39. Fredrik Jacobson.......Swe 40. Louis Oosthuizen ........Zaf 41. Francesco Molinari.......Ita 42. Peter Hanson ............Swe 43. John Senden..............Aus 44. Miguel Angel JimenezEsp 45.Y.E.Yang.......................Kor 46. Aaron Baddeley..........Aus 47. Martin Laird ................Sco 48. Darren Clarke...............Nir 49. Fernandez-Castano...Esp 50. Jim Furyk ..................USA 51. Ryo Ishikawa ..............Jpn 52. Gary Woodland.........USA 53. Retief Goosen .............Zaf 54. Ben Crane.................USA 55. Jonathan Byrd...........USA 56. Ernie Els ......................Zaf 57. Ryan Moore ..............USA 58. Matteo Manassero .......Ita 59. Robert Allenby............Aus 60. Greg Chalmers...........Aus 61.Toru Taniguchi .............Jpn 62. Mark Wilson ..............USA 63.Vijay Singh.....................Fji 64. Joost Luiten.................Nld 65. Edoardo Molinari ..........Ita 66. Alexander Noren .......Swe 67. Chez Reavie .............USA 68. Hiroyuki Fujita .............Jpn 69. Lucas Glover.............USA 70. Kevin Na....................USA 71. Rory Sabbatini.............Zaf 72. Nicolas Colsaerts........Bel 73. Ryan Palmer .............USA 74. Jeff Overton ..............USA 75.Yuta Ikeda....................Jpn

10.03 8.06 7.77 6.55 5.50 5.33 5.27 5.07 5.06 5.03 4.71 4.69 4.55 4.47 4.31 3.88 3.87 3.84 3.76 3.73 3.69 3.68 3.59 3.55 3.52 3.50 3.43 3.38 3.37 3.28 3.26 3.24 3.21 3.17 3.16 3.13 3.09 3.09 3.08 3.07 3.05 2.97 2.91 2.88 2.84 2.79 2.76 2.74 2.73 2.73 2.71 2.71 2.53 2.42 2.38 2.37 2.36 2.33 2.24 2.22 2.21 2.20 2.14 2.12 2.11 2.08 2.05 2.04 2.03 2.00 1.99 1.95 1.93 1.91 1.88


LPGA Player of theYear Standings Final 1.Yani Tseng ....................................336 2. Stacy Lewis..................................126 3. Na Yeon Choi ...............................113 4. Cristie Kerr ...................................112 4. Suzann Pettersen........................112 6. Brittany Lincicome .........................91 7. Karrie Webb ...................................82 8. Angela Stanford .............................77 8. Paula Creamer...............................77 10. Morgan Pressel ...........................67 11. Ai Miyazato...................................65 12. Catriona Matthew ........................62 13. I.K. Kim.........................................56 14. Amy Yang......................................53 15. Sandra Gal...................................51

National Hockey League All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 33 21 8 4 46 99 72 Philadelphia 34 21 9 4 46118 99 Pittsburgh 35 20 11 4 44114 91 New Jersey 34 19 14 1 39 95 99 N.Y. Islanders 33 11 16 6 28 77108 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 33 23 9 1 47119 63 Toronto 35 18 13 4 40110113 Ottawa 36 17 14 5 39111122 Buffalo 34 16 15 3 35 92101 Montreal 36 13 16 7 33 88101 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 36 18 11 7 43 94 98 Winnipeg 35 16 14 5 37 96104 Washington 33 17 14 2 36 98101 Tampa Bay 33 14 17 2 30 89114 Carolina 36 11 19 6 28 91121 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 35 22 9 4 48118102 Detroit 34 21 12 1 43111 78 St. Louis 33 19 10 4 42 84 72 Nashville 35 18 13 4 40 95 99 Columbus 34 9 21 4 22 85117 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 36 20 11 5 45 86 82

LPGA Tour Money Leaders Final .......................................Trn Money 1.Yani Tseng ..................22 $2,921,713 2. Cristie Kerr..................22 $1,470,979 3. Na Yeon Choi..............21 $1,357,382 4. Stacy Lewis ................23 $1,356,211 5. Suzann Pettersen ......20 $1,322,770 6. Brittany Lincicome......21 $1,154,234 7. Angela Stanford .........21 $1,017,196 8. Ai Miyazato.................19 $1,007,633 9. Paula Creamer...........21 $926,338 10. Amy Yang..................22 $912,160 11. I.K. Kim .....................21 $885,952 12. Hee Young Park .......21 $851,781 13. Morgan Pressel........22 $845,466 14. Karrie Webb .............20 $757,671 15. Jiyai Shin ..................18 $720,735 16. Catriona Matthew.....19 $692,340 17. Maria Hjorth .............20 $630,320 18. Michelle Wie.............20 $627,936 19. Brittany Lang............22 $627,691 20. Sandra Gal...............20 $623,526 21. Hee Kyung Seo........21 $619,429 22. Mika Miyazato..........20 $591,688 23. Anna Nordqvist ........20 $589,774 24. Azahara Munoz........23 $520,269 25. Sun Young Yoo..........21 $476,672 26. Sophie Gustafson....21 $427,586 27. Se Ri Pak .................20 $415,447 28. Meena Lee...............21 $408,114 29. Karen Stupples ........22 $397,081 30. Katie Futcher............20 $373,630 31. Inbee Park................16 $365,231 32. Shanshan Feng .......17 $362,097

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Greenville Auction Center 5239 ST RT 49 S Greenville, Ohio 45331 937.548.7835 or email us at

625 Construction

All Types of Interior/Exterior Construction & Maintenance

Complete Projects or Helper

Pole BarnsErected Prices:

AMISH CREW Will do roofing, siding, windows, doors, dry walling, painting, porches, decks, new homes, garages, room additions. 30 Years experience Amos Schwartz (260)273-6223


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Decks, Drywall, Cement, Paint, Fences, Repairs, Cleanup, Hauling, Roofing, Siding, Etc. Insured/References

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in the Sidney Plaza next to Save-A-Lot

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Richard Pierce (937)524-6077 Hauling Big jobs, small jobs We haul it all!


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Terms: Cash, GOOD Check, Visa MC Discover. 13% Buyers premium with a 3% discount for cash or checks. 2 forms of ID is required for checks if not known .

2464 Peters Road, Troy, Ohio 45373

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LEARNING CENTER 1st and 2nd shifts weeks 12 ayears We•Provide care for children 6 weeks• to6 12 years andtooffer Super • Preschool andprogram Pre-K 3’s, and 4/5’s preschool andprograms a Pre-K and Kindergarten • Before and after school care program. We offer before and after school care, •Enrichment Transportation to Troy schools Kindergarten and school age transportation to Troy schools.

Leedom & Millet Collections

Small Jobs Welcome Call Jim at JT’S PAINTING & DRYWALL

937-694-2454 Local #


Directions: We are located on the corners of ST RT 127 and ST RT 49 S in Greenville Ohio. We have thousands of coins for you! We have cataloged a little over 300 lots and the rest will be sold at random ( Approx 200 additional lots) AFTER the cataloged portion. This is NOT a consignment auction. This is a “2 LOCAL collectors” auction! RARE FUGIO 1787 cent slabbed F12; Morgans; Peace; Walkers; Franklins; Barber; Mercury; Roosevelt; Wheat; Indian Head; Buffalo's; currency; Foreign; Canadian; Proof sets; Proof SILVER sets; Flying Eagles; Mint Sets; Slabbed coins; Statehood coins; SBA; SAC; complete and partial books of coins including 5 franklin books; and LOTS more. Come on over and spend the day. This auction WILL NOT be on live auctioneers, you will need to be here. Listing for the first 300 plus lots available on our website.



• Windows • Additions • Kitchens • Garages • Decks & Roofs • Baths • Siding • Drywall • Texturing & Painting


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• Roofing • Windows • Kitchens • Sunrooms

• Spouting • Metal Roofing • Siding • Doors



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Advanced Notice.. Comic Auction

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• Baths • Awnings • Concrete • Additions

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630 Entertainment



Advanced Notice.. Coin Auction



or (937) 238-HOME Free Estimates • Fully Insured • 17 Years of Home Excellence

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Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics

Doors will open up at 9:30 AM

All signs lead to you finding or selling what you want...

937-492-ROOF Roofing, Windows, Siding, Fire & Water Restoration

635 Farm Services

5239 ST RT 49 S Greenville, Ohio 45331

Terms: Cash, GOOD Check, Visa MC Discover. 13% Buyers premium with a 3% discount for cash or checks. 2 forms of ID is required for checks if not known .

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Horseback Riding Lessons


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Emily Greer


I am a debt relief agency. I help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. 2239628

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Francis & Millet Collections

We do... Pole Barns • New Homes Roofs • Garages • Add Ons Cement Work • Remodeling Etc. 2230711

Directions: We are located on the corners of ST RT 127 and ST RT 49 S in Greenville Ohio. Over 1800 Comics from 10 cent to current including: Marvel, D.C., Whitman. Titles include: Super Heros - complete set Star Wars - Spiderman - Superman - Wonder Woman - XMen Batman - Green Lantern - The Web - Captain America - Fantastic Four - XForce - Detective Comics - Hulk - Avengers Dynomutt - What if Spiderman - Thor - Wild Cats - Guardians FireStar - XFactor - Iron Man - Dark Hawk - Warlock - GI Joe Wolverine - Colossus - WeaponX - Shadow Hawk - Spawn Marvel Universe - Bugs Bunny - King Conan - Porky Pig - Road Runner - Porky Pig - Little Lu - Tom & Jerry - Dennis the Menace - Uncle Scrooge & Others. Several Wax pack Comic Cards...... 90% OF THE COMICS IN LIKE NEW CONDITION!!! This auction WILL NOT be on live auctioneers, you will need to be here.


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18 • Troy Daily News • Classifieds That Work • Saturday, December 24, 2011 305 Apartment

305 Apartment

2 BEDROOM in Troy, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, cats ok. $525. (937)573-7908

305 Apartment

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305 Apartment

COVINGTON 2 bedroom townhouse, $495. Up to 2 months FREE utilities! No Pets. (937)698-4599, (937)572-9297.

DODD RENTALS Tipp-Troy: 2 bedroom AC, appliances $500/$450 plus deposit No pets (937)667-4349 for appt.

CLEAN, QUIET, safe 1 bedroom. Senior approved. No pets. $500, includes all utilities, (937)778-0524

PIQUA upstairs, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, stove & refrigerator furnished (937)773-3285 after 5pm.

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FIRST MONTH FREE! 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms Call for availability attached garages Easy access to I-75 (937)335-6690

305 Apartment

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.

577 Miscellaneous

WEST MILTON Townhouse. 2 Bedroom 1.5 bath. $475 month, Lease by 12-15, FREE GIFTCARD, (937)216-4233.

WALKER, hospital table, tub/shower benches, commode chair, toilet riser, dolls Barbie, babies, cabbage patch, collector porcelain , care bears, more. (937)339-4233

315 Condos for Rent

TERRACE RIDGE APARTMENTS 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




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TROY, 1 & 2 bedrooms. Appliances, AC, W/D, water paid, very clean, no pets, 1 year lease plus deposit. Starting $445 (937)339-6736

Only $475 2 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Now Available Troy Crossing Apartments (937)313-2153


TROY, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 & $525 month.

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

Park Regency Apartments 1211 West Main (937)216-0398

VANDALIA, 1/2 double, 2 bedrooms, storage shed, newly decorated, big back yard, no pets, $600/month plus deposit, (937)698-6744, (937)477-8417.

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Erwin Chrysler Dodge Jeep


2775 S. County Rd. 25-A Exit 69 off I-75 N. Troy, OH 45373 937-335-5696

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

4 Car N Credit

2775 S. County Rd 25-A Exit 69 off I-75 N. Troy, OH 45373 937-335-5696

Boose Chevrolet


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

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

Quick Credit Auto Sales

Wagner Subaru

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

217 N. Broad St. Fairborn, OH 45324 937-878-2171



One Stop Auto Sales

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

Erwin Chrysler Dodge Jeep

Buckeye Ford Lincoln Mercury

2775 S. County Rd 25-A Exit 69 off I-75 N. Troy, OH 45373 937-335-5696

2343 W. Michigan Ave. Sidney, Ohio 45365 866-470-9610

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Exit 69 Off I-75 Troy, OH 45373 339-2687


Buckeye Ford Lincoln Mercury

Volvo of Dayton

2343 W. Michigan Ave. Sidney, Ohio 45365 866-470-9610

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

16 Infiniti of Dayton 866-504-0972 Remember...Customer pick-up and delivery with FREE loaner. 10



INFINITI Richmond, Indiana

2343 W. Michigan Ave. Sidney, Ohio 45365 866-470-9610

MULTI-LEVEL HOME offering renovation opportunity to the buyer looking to invest sweat equity at an affordable price. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, tri-level, brick/vinyl. $79,000. (937)233-4040.

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

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. (937)489-6762. CHIHUAHUA puppies. (2) Make great Christmas gift. Call for price. 1 male, 1 female. Born 10/16/11. (937)658-3478 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

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

597 Storage Buildings OFFICE TRAILER, 12 x 60. (3) Air conditioning units, bath with sink and toilet. $2500 OBO. (937)606-0918

800 - Transportation

805 Auto 2001 LINCOLN Towncar. Runs good. Looks good. 150,000 miles. With drive train insurance. $3000 OBO, (937)492-4349. 2003 DODGE, Short Van, 3 seats, clean. $4200 (937)473-2629

577 Miscellaneous

810 Auto Parts & Accessories

CEDAR CHEST, Lane, real nice $95, 2 antique sun dials, metal, celestial /terrestrial? $75 each. 2 antique plant hanger, metal, each has a bird in design, $35 each. (937)698-6362

TRUCK CAP, good condition. $100. (937)335-6205

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


BOSTON TERRIER puppies, 8 weeks old. (2) Females $350 (937)726-0226

SIBERIAN HUSKY Pups, AKC, black/white, red/white, grey, pure white, blue eyes ready now or can hold, $500. Text or call Wes, (937)561-2267.

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.


BICHON FRISE, Cairn Terriors, Yorkie, Shichons, Malti-poo, NonShedding. $100 and up. (419)925-4339

MAINTENANCE FREE exterior, open floor plan, all at an affordable price! 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 story, brick. $93,000. (937)233-4040.

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

Buckeye Ford Lincoln Mercury

BEAGLE PUPPIES, AKC, Champion bloodline, males & females, great hunting dogs or pets, $200. Ready for Christmas. (937)473-3077.

MIXED BREED puppies for Christmas!!! Small, 3 males, 1 female. Ready now. (937)638-1321 or (937)498-9973. No calls after 6pm.

560 Home Furnishings


583 Pets and Supplies

ENJOY THE wonders this easy living lifestyle condominium has to offer at an affordable price! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, condominium, $140,000. (937)233-4040.

SEASONED FIREWOOD for sale. $135 delivered. (937)638-6950




CLAIM THE unique charms of this well maintained 4 bedroom, 2 story! 2.5 bath, frame. $285,000. marciamoore r @ y a h o o. c o m . (937)233-4040.

HARDWOOD, Seasoned hardwood for sale. $125 a cord. Will deliver. (937)301-7237



New Breman

425 Houses for Sale

545 Firewood/Fuel



8750 N. Co. Rd. 25A Piqua, OH 45356 937-606-2400

For Sale




400 - Real Estate

Erwin Chrysler Dodge Jeep

Independent Auto Sales



NEAR BRADFORD in country 2 bedroom trailer, washer/dryer hookup. $375. (937)417-7111, (937)448-2974

500 - Merchandise


8675 N. Co. Rd. 25-A Piqua, Ohio 45356 I-75 North to Exit 83 1-800-866-3995


3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, 3214 Magnolia. $1000 a month plus deposit. (937)339-1339

$200 Deposit Special!



320 Houses for Rent

(937)673-1821 1 & 2 Bedroom apts. $410 to $450 NO PETS



TROY, 2 bedroom exquisite cobblestone townhouse, 1300 sqft, fireplace, garage, loft, vaulted ceilings. $795. (937)308-0679.

325 Mobile Homes for Rent

Now leasing to 62 & older!



TIPP CITY, DUPLEX, nice 3 bedroom, 2 baths, garage, appliances included. $725 month. (937)667-5045.


2 BR duplexes & 2 BR townhouses. 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, fireplace, Great Location! Starting at $625-$675.

Haas, Overhead and Shoff garage door sections. 1/2 hp. Genie and commercial garage door openers. Approx. 100 garage doors will be offered in this auction, one sided steel and insulated doors, several insulated doors w/sunburst glass tops, track, springs, trim, 300’ hanging metal and door hardware. 8x7, 9x7, 16x7, 10x8, 10x10, 12x12, 14’, 16’, 18’ wide commercial and other size doors available. For a different size or style door to be added to this auction call (614) 837-4710. Door installation available, bring a truck or trailer. Open for preview 2 hrs. before auction. All sales final & sold “as is”. Terms: Cash, charge card and check w/positive I.D. 10% buyers premium will be charged. Tax will be charged unless you have vendors number. All doors must be removed 2 hrs. after completion of auction. 2243638


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RADIO, ANTIQUE, 1942 Philco floor model, AM/SW/police, $125 firm. 28" Schwinn balloon tire men's bicycle, 6 speed, $200. Overhead Projector, new condition, $75. Epson NX110 printer/ copy/ scan, like new $75. Toshiba 27" color TV, $50. Cash only. (937)773-7858

860 Recreation Vehicles 2008 FALCON, 4 wheeler, 110 4 stroke, semi automatic with reverse, $550, (937)596-6622

899 Wanted to Buy STATION WAGON or SUV with a bench front seat (937)335-7295

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