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Fire destroys Pleasant Hill house BY MELODY VALLIEU Staff Writer


A fire broke out in Newton Township at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday causing significant damage to a house. According to Pleasant Hill Fire Chief Joe Marchal, the fire originated in the flue area of the chimney at the house located at 8963 Lauver Road, at the intersection of Rangeline Road. He said the home is owned by Joe Marker and he, his daughter and two grandchildren were home when the fire started, but were able to get to safety. “Everyone got out of the house

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safely,” he said. No dollar estimate had yet been determined, but Marchal said there was a lot of damage to the house. “It was significant,” he said. Marchal said the fire has been ruled accidental undetermined. The Covington, Bradford, Pleasant Hill, Laura, Ludlow Falls and West Milton fire departments assisted the Pleasant Hill Fire Department with the blaze. Departments were on the scene for about six hours, he said. OCM PHOTO/MIKE ULLERY Marchal said the Red Cross also was on the scene offering assis- Firefighters battle a house fire on Lauver Road, west of Pleasant Hill, on Thursday afternoon. tance.



Alleged theft at Troy Main Street

The Year in Review

The people, places and events that helped make 2011 a memorable year

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Check out the review tab Take a look back on the deaths of Moammar Gadhafi and Osama Bin Laden to local leaders such as Lucia Hobart Bravo and Bruce George. The tab also reviews local festivals, leaders retiring and votes passing many needed levies.

Hagan hosts local fundraiser Creativity, volunteers and community are key to Hospice of Miami County’s continued success. A three-part formula that came together on Dec. 10 and 11 as the organization hosted a unique “Christmas in Williamsburg” fundraiser at the home of Tom Hagan. See page 5.

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A track hoe accidentally plunged into the Great Miami River Thursday at the Adams Street Bridge construction site. The operator was not injured and is pictured here stepping out of the bucket of a second track hoe after he was rescued.

Track hoe falls in river At Adams Street bridge construction site BY RON OSBURN Staff Writer A track hoe at the Adams Street Bridge job site fell into the Great Miami River late Thursday. Just prior to 4 p.m., a report came into the Troy Daily News that a track hoe was partially submerged in the river near the bridge, which is under construction. A few minutes later, the back hoe operator was rescued by a second back hoe near a concrete bridge arch in the middle of the river. The unidentified back hoe operator was not injured and was still on the job site late Thursday helping other workers try to free the 100,000pound back hoe, according to site supervisor Chris Platfoot. He and the back hoe operator are employees of Sidney-based Eagle Bridge company, which is the lead contractor on the $6.015 million span. Workers have set the concrete

cover construction costs, with the county and city of Troy covering the balance. The county’s share of construction costs is projected at $321,164.98, with the city of Troy’s share at $74,566.25, though officials have cautioned that those figures do not represent the anticipated total costs. To cover its share of the costs, the city enacted a $10 license fee, to be collected for 10 years beginning Jan. 1, 2009. Earlier this year, the city estimated it will have collected about $667,000 by the end of this year, which the city auditor deemed enough to cover the city’s share of the bridge. Anticipating it would have collected enough from license fees after this year, late last year, Troy City Council rescinded the fee, effective Jan. 1, 2012. Thus, today is the last day the city will collect the $10 license fee.

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Vt. reopens last highway destroyed by Irene

STOCKBRIDGE, Vt. (AP) — After hundreds of thousands of tons of rock were hauled out and tens of thousands of man-hours were spent, Vermont celebrated the completion of the biggest sinComplete weather gle engineering challenge followinformation on Page 10. ing the flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Irene. Home Delivery: Just in time for the new year, 335-5634 and four months after the storm Classified Advertising: hit, Route 107 between Bethel and (877) 844-8385 Stockbridge was reopened Thursday. The state highway, a major east-west thoroughfare, is the last to reopen after being 6 74825 22406 6 closed by flooding. Saturday Mostly sunny High: 47° Low: 33°

bridge support archs and have constructed fill dirt pathways to work spaces in shallow water between the archs. Platfoot said the back hoe operator misjudged the boundary of the shallow area between support archs and plunged the back hoe into deep water, where it came to rest at an angle and partially submerged. Workers were still trying to dislodge and remove the track hoe as of 8 p.m. last night. The new 512-foot-long bridge is replacing a bridge that had been in place since 1922. The project began in mid-June, immediately after this year’s Troy Strawberry Festival, and is expected to be completed by November, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. ODOT is working with Eagle Bridge company, the city of Troy, and the Miami County Engineers Office, which is the lead local agency on the project. The Miami County Engineers Office secured some grant funding to


A “part-time employee” at Troy Main Street has been fired over allegations of theft and the matter has been turned over to the Troy Police Department for investigation, according to a statement released late Thursday by TMS Board President Gareth Johnston in response to questions from the Troy Daily News. In a verbal statement issued via a phone call, Johnston said the TMS board met Dec. 12 in emergency session to discuss the allegations. She said when the board “discovered theft by a part-time employee,” it “voted to terminate her employment.” Johnston declined to name the employee, how the alleged theft was discovered, when it was discovered or any other details. She said upon discovery of the alleged theft, “immediate action was taken to prevent any additional losses.” She said all materials pertinent to the matter have been turned over to Troy Police for investigation. Attempts to reach Troy police officials late Thursday were unsuccessful. Johnston said TMS is covered by insurance for the cost of theft. She said the TMS board is working with its insurance agent to conduct a complete probe, and also said the TMS board has secured the services of Sam Brown, at the

The road’s reopening was marked with a ceremony at a Stockbridge school, where scores of local residents and state officials tossed fluorescent orange baseball caps into the air. “It will cut our commute time down, it will lessen our trauma of looking at all the damage and the moonscape,” said Stockbridge resident Melissa Thompson, who had to navigate a 70-minute detour to get her son to school and to get to work for the past few months. “We’ll probably miss all the flaggers (who) we got to know on the way. It just means so much to us to

not have to make that commute every day.” Much remains to be done on Route 107 and across the state, but Vermonters used the reopening as a moment to pause and celebrate. Many people are still struggling to rebuild their homes and their lives. The state is just totaling up the bill, and the Legislature is preparing to deal with a variety of Irene-induced, long-term challenges. The repair of Route 107 posed one of the biggest tests following the storm that left a dozen towns cut off from the outside world for

days, damaged or destroyed more than 500 miles of roads and 200 bridges, killed six and reshaped much of the low-lying countryside. Irene ripped up Vermont on Aug. 28. The downtowns of communities from Whitingham in southern Vermont to Waterbury, just west of Montpelier, were flooded to levels not seen since the state’s epic flood of 1927. Neale Lunderville, the state’s appointed chief recovery officer, said it would be years before many Vermont families are back to what

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BUSINESS ROUNDUP • The Troy Elevator The grain prices listed below are the closing prices of Thursday. Corn Month Price Change Jan 6.3800 - 4.50 Mar 6.4300 - 4.50 O/N 5.4700 - 1.50 Beans Price Change Month Jan 1.5250 - 10.75 Feb/Mar 11.6700 - 11.00 S/O/N 11.4050 - 4.50 Wheat Month Price Change Jan 6.3000 - 6.00 J/A 6.5000 - 3.00 You can find more information online at

• Stocks of local interest Stock values from Thursday were not available at press time. Here is a recap of the values reflect closing prices from Wednesday. Price Change Symbol AA 8.52 -0.27 CAG 26.36 -0.25 CSCO 18.16 -0.42 EMR 45.64 -0.73 F 10.52 -0.29 FITB 12.58 -0.10 FLS 97.30 -3.23 GM 19.86 -0.23 GR 123.45 +0.03 ITW 46.41 -1.10 JCP 35.34 +0.05 KMB 73.38 -0.44 69.51 -0.37 KO KR 24.33 -0.14

Troy CPA firm of Lightner & Stickel CPAs Inc., to perform a comprehensive internal financial audit. Reached late Thursday prior to Johnston’s statement, Troy Main Street Executive Director Karin Manovich declined comment and referred all ques-

tions to Johnston. Troy Main Street is a non-profit organization begun in 1990 that promotes economic revitalization and social events in downtown Troy. It is overseen by a 13member board and is partially funded by the city of Troy. The city has budgeted $60,000 for Troy Main Street in 2012.

U.S. finalizes deal to sell F-15s to Saudi Arabia AP PHOTO

Workers install guard rails on Route 107 in Bethel, Vt. in preparation for its reopening Thursday.

Irene • CONTINUED FROM A1 he calls “a new normal.” “If we want to have a robust recovery and one that brings us back to a place where we are stronger, smarter and safer than before Irene, we have to continue to remember what Irene did and what we need to do to recover from that,” Lunderville said. “It’s going to take a concerted effort and ongoing attention at high levels in order for us to have a really strong recovery.” The stretch of highway between Bethel and Stockbridge is one of the state’s major east-west arteries, and sections of the highway were part of the riverbank where the road and the White River pass through a narrow cut in the Green Mountains. Irene’s run through Vermont funneled record volumes of water through that narrow pass, where it tore riverbanks to pieces. “All of a sudden the road ended and then we were looking at river and mud and what used to be huge sheets of asphalt that had shifted into the river,” said Maine Army National Guard Capt. Norman Stickney, of Gardiner, who arrived five days after the storm. “It was like some-

thing fell from the sky and completely crushed all of the asphalt and scooped it away and dumped it into the river.” In the three-mile section of road that was hardest hit, about 4,000 feet of Route 107 was completely gone, said Vermont Transportation Agency Engineer Eric Foster, who oversaw the rebuilding of the highway. A job that would normally take two years was done in 119 days after the first work crews — the soldiers from the Maine National Guard and other states — arrived. In addition to the guard, it took two contractors, 250,000 tons of rock, at least 20,000 hours of heavy equipment time, 7,500 feet of guardrail, 38 culverts and 46 companies over 16 weeks to repair the highway, according to information provided by the Vermont Transportation Agency. The biggest challenge was getting the rocks and other fill material to Bethel. A special “rock train” was used to bring fill from distant quarries before it was unloaded a couple of miles from the work site. The train saved an estimated 6,600 truck trips.

HONOLULU (AP) — The sale of $30 billion worth of F-15SA fighter jets to Saudi Arabia has been finalized, the Obama administration said Thursday, boosting the military strength of a key U.S. ally in the Middle East to help counter Iran. Under the agreement, the U.S. will send Saudi Arabia 84 new fighter jets and upgrades for 70 more. Production of the aircraft, which will be manufactured by Boeing Co., will support 50,000 jobs and have a $3.5 billion annual economic impact in the U.S., the White House said. The sale is part of a larger U.S. effort to realign its defense policies in the Persian Gulf to keep Iran in check. The announcement came as U.S. officials weighed a fresh threat from Tehran, which warned this week it could disrupt traffic through the Strait of Hormuz, a vital Persian Gulf oil transport route, if Washington levies new sanctions targeting Iran’s crude exports. Administration officials said the timing of Thursday’s announcement was not tied to the new threat from Tehran. But they did make clear that the fighter jet sale would help Saudi Arabia counter potential troubles with Iran. “This sale will send a strong message to countries in the region that the United States is committed to stability in the Gulf and broader Middle East,” said U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro. “It will enhance Saudi Arabia’s ability to deter and defend against external threats to its sovereignty.” The fighter jet sale is part of a larger 10-year, $60 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia that also includes helicopters, a broad array of missiles, bombs and delivery systems, as well as radar warning systems and night-vision goggles. Congress gave the deal the go-ahead about a year ago. The plan initially raised concerns from pro-Israeli lawmakers, but U.S. officials reassured Congress that Israel’s military edge would not be undercut by the sale. Additionally, there is now broad agreement among Israel, the Gulf Arab states

This sale will send a strong message to countries in the region that the United States is committed to stability in the Gulf and broader Middle East. It will enhance Saudi Arabia’s ability to deter and defend against external threats to its sovereignty — Andrew Shapiro

and the West that Iran poses a significant and unpredictable threat. Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter regional rivals. Tensions between them were further stoked earlier this year after the U.S. accused Iran of plotting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. in Washington. Saudi Arabia is already the most militarily advanced of the Arab Gulf states, one of the richest countries in the world, and central to American policy in the Middle East. It is also vital to U.S. energy security, with Saudi Arabia ranking as the thirdlargest source of U.S. oil imports. But relations between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia grew frosty earlier this year, as the allies found themselves at odds during the protests that swept through the Arab world. The Obama administration angered the Saudis by pulling support from former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, a longtime ally of both countries. And the U.S. bristled when Saudi Arabia sent troops into Bahrain to quell protests there. The White House announced the agreement with Saudi Arabia from Hawaii, where President Barack Obama is vacationing.

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• 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 threepiece fried fish dinner, 21piece 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. • FISH FRY: The Sons of AMVETS Post No. 88 will have an all-you-can-eat fish dinner with fries, coleslaw and pudding for $7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. • PROJECT FEEDERWATCH: Project FeederWatch will be offered from 9:30-11:30 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.

SUNDAY • 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. Friends and family being present will be enough.

MONDAY • SPECIAL MEETING: The Tipp City Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. at the board office, 90 S. Tippecanoe Drive, Tipp City. The purpose of the meeting is the annual organizational meeting and request for approval of the baseball/softball field project. • REORGANIZATION MEETING: The Newton Township Trustees will be holding their reorganization meeting at 9 a.m. at the township building, 210 W. Walnut St., Pleasant Hill. Reorganization and trustee appointment will take place.

TUESDAY • LITERACY COUNCIL TO MEET: The 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. • EXPLORATION HIKE: The Miami County Park District will have an Adult Nature Walking Club hike at 9 a.m. at Honey Creek Preserve, 4536 State Route 202, east of Tipp City. Join naturalists or a volunteer leader as they head out to explore nature. Walks are not strenuous or fast-paced. Walks are held the first Tuesday of every month. For more information, visit the park district’s website at

WEDNESDAY • VETERANS TO MEET: The Miami County Veterans Museum invites veterans to coffee and doughnuts at the museum, 107 W. Main St., Troy, in the Masonic building. A representative from the Miami County Veterans Service will be on hand to answer any ques-


Community Calendar CONTACT US Call Melody Vallieu at 440-5265 to list your free calendar items.You can send your news by e-mail to tions. This free event is for all past and present veterans to share with each other. The building is handicapped accessible. • ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING: Elizabeth Township Trustees 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. • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be from 3-7 p.m. at the Troy Church of the Brethren, 1431 W. Main St., Troy. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or call (800) 388-GIVE or make an appointment at • STORY TIME: The Milton-Union Public Library will offer a “Winter Hibernationâ€? story time at 10:30 a.m. at the library, 560 S. Main St., West Milton.

THURSDAY • 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. • SHARE-A-MEAL: Share-A-Meal will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the First United Church of Christ, 120 S. Market St., Troy. The meal is open to the public for anyone to come and enjoy the fellowship and the food. The menu will include chili soup, hot dogs, Jell-o, brownies and drink. There is no charge for the meal, however free will offerings will be accepted. • SPAGHETTI DINNER: Troy Post No. 43 Baseball will offer an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be offered 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. • BLOOD DRIVE: A blood drive will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the Grace Family Worship, 1477 S. Market St., Troy. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or call (800) 388-GIVE or make an appointment at • PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ, one block west of

the intersection of State Routes 48 and 718, will hold its monthly pancake and sausage breakfast from 7:30-11 a.m. The cost is $4 for the standard adult breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice, and coffee, tea or milk. The meal includes all the pancakes you can eat and free refills on drinks. A deluxe breakfast is available for $5 and includes scrambled eggs. A standard breakfast of eggs, sausage and toast also is available. Children’s portions also are served. Contact the church office at (937) 676-3193 for more information. • 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 talking 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 $45 for nonmembers. Pre-registration is required.

Ohio prepares to privatize prisons

MARION (AP) — David Kah will report to the same job in the same training kitchen at Ohio’s 17-yearold state prison in Marion in January but much about his life will be changed. Kah (pronounced KAY) is leaving the public payroll and taking a job with Management & Training Corp., the Centerville, Utah-based prison vendor that takes over operation of North Central Correctional Institution on Saturday. The longtime culinary arts instructor, who’s 67, says he’ll see significant reductions in pay and vacation days, but he’s looking forward to the new operator’s plans for his program. Ohio turns over the keys to MTC at 10 p.m. Dec. 31, the start of the last shift before the management transfer. The prison is among five state facilities seeing management or JAN. 8 operations changes that night in a consolidation • AMERICAN CROW: and privatization effort by The American crow will be Republican Gov. John the feature at 2 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. The Kasich. “Everybody’s a little American crow is one of anxious,â€? Kah said. “Any the most common nature time you go from a union, sightings throughout the unions are just a lot differwinter months within the ent, so when you work for area. Come to this free event to meet an American the private guy they’re going to do things a little crow up close and learn more about their behaviors different. But really I’m and personalities, including excited about it.â€?

why a group of crows is called a “murder.â€? • SPEAKER SERIES: A Winter Speaker Series, “A Year in the Life of a Beekeeper,â€? 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. • GREAT TO SKATE: A Great to Skate free ice skating event will be offered free to the public from 4:306 p.m. at Hobart Arena, sponsored by the arena and Troy Skating Club in celebration of National Skating Month. • 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-youcan-eat breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon for $5. • BLUEGRASS JAM: A bluegrass jam will be offered beginning at 2 p.m. at American Legion Post No. 586, 377 N. Third St., Tipp City. The featured bands will include Sugar Grove and Kentucky River. Admission is free and food and beverage will be available. For more information, call (937) 667-1995.

tem, said prisons spokesman Carlo LoParo. Annette ChambersSmith, deputy administration director at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, says the bulk of the savings come from more liberal staffing requirements allowed at private institutions, where fewer employees can be scheduled to cover vacations, sick days, and absences for training and other work-related matters than under public union contracts. No state prison workers lost jobs in the move. At North Central, MTC has hired 70 employees to stay, 297 transferred to other state jobs, and eight retired. Tim Roberts, president of the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association’s corrections assembly, met with prison officials Wednesday. The union disagrees with the privatization effort, but is working to assure things go well for both the roughly 2,300 inmates and about 350 staff, he said. “If I’ve been at a facility for 20 years, and all of the sudden I’m being uprooted and some have to go as far as Mansfield, Marysville, Lima there’s not an excitement about that,� he said.


Agreement reached on new bridges

facilities in Ohio that the U.S. Postal Service wants to eliminate. The others Ohioans protest are in Akron, Athens, Canton, Chillicothe (chilih-KAH’-thee), Cincinnati, LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) loss of centers Dayton, Ironton, — The governors of YOUNGSTOWN — Steubenville and Toledo. Kentucky and Indiana Postal service employees Dozens of postal have reached a tentative and customers are fighting employees picketed agreement on a plan to to save mail processing Wednesday in front of build bridges across the centers in Ohio. Ohio River in the The Vindicator reports Toledo’s main post office. Louisville area. The Blade reports a public Youngstown residents, Construction of the $2.6 politicians and postal meeting on the fate of the billion projects would workers said during a pub- Toledo mail processing begin in 2012 under the center is scheduled for lic meeting Wednesday deal reached by Gov. Steve night that the city would Thursday evening. Beshear of Kentucky and The postal service has be devastated by the closGov. Mitch Daniels of agreed not to move ahead ing the local mail sorting Indiana. with the closings before center. Kentucky would be It’s one of 10 processing mid-May. responsible for building a new Interstate 65 bridge, refurbishing the Kennedy Bridge, modernizing the Kennedy Interchange, and expanding the I-65 If your going to drink this holiday season, approach in Indiana. have a designated driver, Indiana would be responsible for constructBecause Drunk drivers ing a new bridge across don't KILL all their Victims, the river at Utica, a new highway linking the Lee many are left behind to suffer Hamilton Expressway and for their mistakes. Gene Snyder Freeway, and a tunnel in eastern Jefferson County. Tolls would help to cover the cost of construction.

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JAN. 9 • GRANDMOTHERS TO MEET: The Miami Grandmothers Club will meet from 1-3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in the social room; 110 W. Franklin St. The meeting is open to grandmothers in the community. For more information, contact Pat Swank at 339-2350 or Ulene Shively at 3358499. • INVENTORY MEETING: Elizabeth Township Trustees will hold their annual inventory meeting at 7 p.m. at the township building. • FINANCIAL AID MEETING: The MiltonUnion 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.

NCCI will be merged with an adjacent previously shuttered juvenile prison as part of the changes. The resulting camp will be renamed North Central Correctional Complex. In other changes, the previously private North Coast Correctional Treatment Facility in Lorain County will be returned to state control and merged into one complex with adjacent Grafton Correctional Institution. Kasich put five state prisons on the block, but only the privately-run Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Conneaut was sold. It was bought by Corrections Corporation of America, the nation’s largest prison vendor, for $72.7 million in the first deal of its kind in the nation. CCA already ran the facility. The sale generated more than enough to close a $50 million prison budget gap that loomed, so other offers were rejected and the ensuing management changes were announced. The state says the changes will bring ongoing savings of $13 million a year. The savings will be realized even as the state adds 702 beds to its overcrowded 50,200-inmate prison sys-

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Question: Will you make a New Year’s resolution? Latest results: Yes: 35% No: 65%

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EDITORIAL ROUNDUP The (Steubenville) Herald-Star, Dec. 26, funding Ohio’s school districts Allocating funds among hundreds of school districts to ensure all provide the “thorough and efficient” education required by the state constitution is easier said than done, as Ohio Gov. John Kasich is learning. Soon after taking office less than a year ago, Kasich pledged to overhaul the state formula for funding public schools. By January a plan would be in place, the governor thought. He was wrong. His advisers say the January deadline was a self-imposed one that won’t be met. Better to get it right than to get it on time, they add. They are right, of course. Public education reform is among the chief concerns of many Buckeye State residents. But merely finding a way to dole out money more equitably is not enough. … It may well be that Kasich and his advisers As I after emphasizing they wanted to improve public schools, not just change how they are See It funded are concerned about how the state can ■ The Troy use its power better to reform failing schools. Daily News welcomes That and the funding issue go hand in hand. columns from So the governor and his advisers are right our readers. To to insist on developing a good school reform submit an “As I plan rather than simply churning one out in a See It” send hurry. …

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The Lima News, Dec. 24, on antitrust On antitrust, the U.S. government seems stuck in the Model T era. It just doesn’t understand that, in this age of Apple, Google, Facebook and thousands of lightning-fast digital companies, it’s practically impossible to build a monopoly. That’s why the Justice Department was so wrong in thwarting AT&T’s attempted $39 billion purchase of cellphone competitor T-Mobile USA. In its Aug. 31 suit against the merger, the government contended that competition would be reduced, increasing costs to consumers. The merger would have made the AT&T the largest U.S. cellphone company, with Verizon second, Sprint third and smaller companies following. “This result is a victory for the millions of Americans who use mobile wireless telecommunications services,” cheered Deputy Attorney General James Cole. “A significant competitor remains in the marketplace, and consumers will benefit from a quick resolution.” The opposite is true. “One of the worst aspects of this is that it actually deprives consumers of competition,” Wayne Crews told us; he’s vice president for policy and director of technology studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. … The future is too unpredictable, and exciting, to be hamstrung by outdated regulations. If federal bureaucrats hamper technology development in America, especially in California, it will occur, instead, in Germany, China or India.


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of their time to be part of Larry’s very special Mass. You will all be remembered in our prayers. God Bless each of you and your families. — Sally Farno Carmen and Scott Howell and family Dawn Spitler and family

A heartfelt thank you from St. James to the congregation of Trinity Episcopal Church in Troy, who provided funding and To the Editor: volunteer support for this minOur family has been so istry and the Piqua Daily Call blessed by all our wonderful for covering the event. This minneighbors and friends who istry served approximately 455 joined us in the celebration of families a month, which equates Larry Farno’s life. to approximately 15,620 per To our neighbors, all those year (12 percent above last special friends and families in year). the Franklin Monroe School Many thanks for a We are operated by volunDistrict, Newton School District teers from both the church comsuccessful event and out of state, your kindness munity and outside of it. and love for our family will To the Editor: Finally, thank you, thank you, always be remembered. St. James food pantry, a min- thank you to all the volunteers Thank you all so much for istry of the Episcopal Church in and those who support out food the gifts, cards, flowers, food and Piqua, would like to give a speministry all year long, especially most importantly — the love cial holiday thank you to those Walmart Shared Harvest, all the you have shown for Larry and who helped make our organizations who award us his family. “Christmas Meal Box” giveaway grants and support us with A heartfelt thank you to so special. We were able to profunding and all the individuals Hospice of Miami County; Jill vide 100 (we had 500-plus peowho bring us food and donations and Roxanne. ple who signed up to receive to support the food pantry. Many You both brought a blessed one) a complete Christmas meal. are blessed in this community gift to us in our time of need. We would like to especially receach month because of these A special thank you to Hale ognize Kroger, Ulbrich’s and hands and hearts. Sarver Funeral Home, Father Meijer for providing us with our Blessings to them all. John MacQuarrie and the food for the meals and the Piqua —St. James Episcopal Transfiguration Catholic Paper Box Co. for donating the Church and the food pantry Church, and all those who gave 100 boxes. committee.


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Kick off the new year one leg at a time Troy Troy Daily News As much as I liked to delve into my New Year’s resolutions, I need to get just one thing off my mind before 2012 arrives. This past year, there’s been one major thing that has bothered me and has kept me up late at night. I’ll get right down to it. People, it’s pants. Or, the lack thereof. My friends, our country’s obsession with comfort has been spiraling out of control. I don’t know if it has to do with our nation’s unemployment rate. I don’t know if it was when wearing wool-lined booties became acceptable in the summer or when flip flops and shorts became normal attire to wear during blizzards. I must confess, during a weak moment in my life sometime around 2007, I too, bought a pair of navy blue UGGs. When I slipped them on, I realized two things. One, I was not in junior high. And two, they do not flatter a sole, er, soul. Not even Kelly Rippa, the world’s most fashionable, miniature celebrity who delights audiences every day with both her wit and her biceps. So if Kelly Rippa didn’t look cute in UGGs, I would not look cute in UGGs. I quickly returned

Melanie Yingst Troy Daily News Columnist them. You are welcome America. Yet, there is an alarming group of people that seem to no longer have the will or have simply lost the desire to put on pants. They travel to grocery stores and hardware stores in Hello Kitty fleece pajamas without a single bit of shame. That’s OK, I’ll be embarrassed for you. My friends, since when did a button and a 4-inch zipper become too laborious? I now present to you the latest craze in lounge wear — PajamaJeans. Yes folks, that’s right, America has invented pajamas to look like a pair of jeans. Retail price? $39.95. Or the price of a decent pair of Levis on sale at Sears.

PajamaJeans combines the best of both worlds, according to its commercial. Because as Americans, we all must crave that stylish look of denim, but also yearn for the luxury of soft, thin cotton-like flannel all day long. Because putting on pants has become too complicated right? There are a few exceptions to this pajama pant rule: newborn babies, pregnant women and prison inmates. These groups are the only humans in our culture that are socially allowed to wear an elastic waistband in public. Heck, I’ll even excuse our nation’s medical personnel for their “scrubs.“ Lord only knows what sort of microorganisms they are dragging around in public as they wear hospital-issued uni-jammies. But hey, you make $50 an hour and simultaneously save lives with an elevated level of comfort during your shift. I’m so jealous — of both your baggy drawstring pants and your paycheck. Seriously. To be honest, running to the grocery wearing a clean pair of black yoga pants doesn’t bother me. And for guys, wearing a pair of

warm-up pants to a restaurant is OK. But I’ve witnessed the King of all Anti-Pants demonstration at a sports bar last week. There was a Monday night NFL football game on the big screen. It was here I witnessed a grown man wearing his team’s pride and joy via fleece pajama pants littered with Steelers emblems from hip to toe — with a football jersey (with no shirt underneath) on top. In. Public. On. Purpose. Hey, if you want to watch the big game in your underwear, stay at home! So come on America, we need to resolve to make 2012 a little bit better this year. Let’s show the globe that we are the best nation in the world. Let’s start this by doing what everyone else in the world does each morning when they roll out of bed — by putting our big boy American-made pants on one leg at a time. And zip’em up like grown ups. “Twin” Melanie Yingst appears on Fridays in the Troy Daily News. Her favorite jeans are Norma Jean and Allie Jean.

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BETTY L. WOODWARD Mrs. Woodward retired from the Social HOUSTON — Betty L. Woodward, 63, Security Administration in of 5577 Houston Road, Piqua. Houston, passed away at 1:05 She was a member of a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Crossroad Church of God in her home. Piqua for 40 years, where she She was born on June 29, taught the kindergarten Sunday 1948, in Caldwell, Idaho, the school class for many of those daughter of the late Walter and years. Irene (Dimond) French. Funeral services will be at On June 4, 1971, she married 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Rusty Woodward, who survives Crossroad Church of God, along with two children, Angela Piqua, with Pastor Jerry Wilson Snyder and husband Michael WOODWARD officiating. and Christopher Woodward and Burial will follow at wife Angela, both of Sidney; sibBeechwood Cemetery in Lockington.The lings, Jerry French and wife Sue of family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. South Carolina and Larry French and Monday at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 wife Kathy of Piqua, Linda Brown of Pleasant Hill, Shirley Hittle of Piqua and S. Main Ave, Sidney. Memorials may be made to Wilson Randy French and wife Kathy of Greenville; and two grandchildren, Caleb Hospice Care in memory of Betty L. Woodward. Woodward and Ciera Snyder. Condolences may be expressed to the She was preceded in death by one sister, Pat Snider; and one brother, Richard Woodward family at our website, French.

DEATHS OF NATIONAL INTEREST • Bart Ritner RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bart Ritner, a longtime radio talk show host in North Carolina who interviewed everyone from Lyndon Johnson to moonshiners, has died. He was 76. Ritner died of complications from abdominal cancer on Wednesday, his son, Robert Butler of Wrightsville Beach, said Thursday. Ritner worked for 39 years at Raleigh AM radio station WPTF, where he hosted a pioneering call-in and interview program. His interviews included President Johnson, arsenic killer Velma Barfield and North Carolina Ku Klux Klan leaders. Ritner’s impartial style led to him serving as a go-between who helped resolve a 1982 standoff at Raleigh’s maximum-security Central Prison. Three prisoners had taken six employees and two other inmates hostage, and they were demanding to see a news media representative. The warden knew Ritner and called him in, Ritner wrote in a first-person account for The Associated Press. The inmates “felt like he was a fair shake for them too. He was the trusted source for both parties. I think that might be indicative of a lot of his radio programming,” Butler said. The standoff ended peacefully.

A camper being pulled by another vehicle flipped on its side on southbound Interstate 75 outside of Troy at mile marker 72 on Thursday afternoon backing traffic up for miles for several hours. According to the Piqua post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, there were no injuries as a result of the accident. No more information was available. STAFF PHOTOS/ANTHONY WEBER

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Visitors tour the home of Tom Hagan in Covington for the recent “Christmas in Williamsburg” event fundraiser for Hospice of Miami County.

COVINGTON items sold gave Hospice more than $8,000. “He believes a great deal in Hospice of Miami County as well as giving back to the community,” Hemm said of Hagan’s generous contribution. “That’s really why he opened his house up to the public and to Hospice for a fundraiser, for that very reason.” The Hagan’s built their unique htwo-bedroom, two-bath home in Covington after collecting plans and ideas for some 30 years and raising their children. Susie was an integral part in the design and finishing of the Williamsburg-inspired home and she loved Christmas. As evident by the 24 trees and decorations throughout the house during the last Christmas before she passed away from community acquired pneumonia in 2004. As a member of Hospice of Miami County since 2005 and chairman of the board for three years, Hagan decided to do something about the surplus Christmas decor and with the assistance of Hospice staff, decorated the house for the one-of-a-kind event. The endeavor took numerous volunteers, including Hospice auxiliary members, students from Covington High School, Miami East and

Piqua Catholic, along with David Fair of David Fair on the Square, in Troy, and his designers who were an integral part of preparations. “Without our volunteers none of it would have been possible,” Hemm said of the more than 40 people who helped that weekend. The Christmas in Williamsburg is not the first or the last creative event that Hospice of Miami County has held in the past or has planned for the future. A memorial butterfly release is held in the early summer, a fall river walk, summer camps and much more are just a few of the offerings. Hospice also has a three-year running gift boutique shop in downtown Troy. Residents also can look forward to a “super-secret and exciting” upcoming fundraiser unlike any other coming Jan. 6 in downtown Troy. There are many opportunities to help Hospice of Miami County and their community bereavement resource center, Generations of Life, from volunteer opportunities to financial donations. Hospice of Miami County is currently in its annual fund drive, which means it is not too late to get in a tax deductible contribution. For more information visit www.HospiceOfMiamiCou or call Susan Walker Hemm (937) 5732108.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two men have been killed and 61 other people injured in a pre-dawn pileup involving about 40 cars, vans and other vehicles on a busy interstate that crosses New Orleans, closing the route for hours both ways, police said. Authorities said they were investigating motorists’ accounts that they drove into thick smoke or fog that abruptly limited visibility on westbound lanes of Interstate 10 heading across eastern New Orleans. Those who came upon the scene said they heard injured motorists pleading for assistance. “You just hear all kinds of calls and people screaming for help,” tow truck driver Wesley Ratcliff told local broadcaster WWL-TV. In 13 years responding to wrecks, “this is the worst I’ve ever seen it.” The highway’s westbound lanes were still closed late Thursday afternoon as the investigation continued, but eastbound lanes were reopened to permit commuters to head home at rush hour. The highway is heavily trafficked, a major corridor for thousands of commuters who enter New Orleans each day from its eastern suburbs and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Those driving the route at the time of the wrecks said they suddenly found themselves in utter dark-

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Several vehicles lie mangled in the westbound lane of I-10 between I-510 and Michoud Boulevard in eastern New Orleans, Thursday. ness, unable to see the lights of cars ahead. “I thought it was fog; my husband thought it was smoke,” Stacie Williams told WWL-TV . “Cars were driving in front of us and before you know it, it seemed as if they had dropped off the face of the Earth.” Seven people were taken to south Louisiana’s top trauma center where several were in critical condition, said Marvin McGraw, spokesman for the Interim LSU Public Hospital. Police officer Gary Flot said 25 of the 61 people hurt were taken to hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to critical. He said they included a firefighter with a minor cut to the face while working at the scene. Flot said 37 others refused treatment for minor injuries. The police spokesman

wouldn’t say whether police believe smoke or fog contributed to the wreck, noting the investigation is ongoing. He said the dead were a pickup truck driver and a 54-year-old passenger in another pickup, both from Louisiana. He wouldn’t say whether their pickup trucks were among the first vehicles to crash or part of the pileup that ensued. Cars, tractor-trailers, vans and other vehicles collided on lanes approaching the city’s business district. Eastbound lanes were closed to let emergency vehicles get in, and traffic was detoured off the highway through morning rush hour and well into the afternoon. Interstate 10 stretches from Florida to California and is a major corridor for commercial truck traffic.


Hagan hosts Hospice fundraiser Creativity, volunteers and community are key to Hospice of Miami County’s continued success. A threepart formula that came together on Dec. 10 and 11 as the organization hosted a unique “Christmas in Williamsburg” fundraiser at the home of Tom Hagan. “We have to be creative in our fundraising efforts,” said marketing and development coordinator Susan Walker Hemm as Hospice of Miami County. She said the organization relies on the blessings of donors to provide care and support to the terminally ill and their families. Through teamwork and dedication, Hospice of Miami County has been serving the community as a not-for-profit agency for nearly 29 years, providing assistance such as therapies, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and supplies at no cost to patients. For board chairperson Hagan to open his and his late wife, Susie’s two-story home took a year in planning, preparation and execution that offered a welcoming holiday atmosphere to over 250 touring visitors. The St. George Tucker designed home, built by local builders and craftsmen, offered Christmas decor and unique gifts for sale both in the house and in a gift shop set in the garage that early December weekend. Hagan’s collaboration with Hemm on this one-ofa-kind fundraiser opened not only his home surrounded by farm field and ponds outside of Covington to visitors, but also produced proceeds from ticket sales to tour the home and

Services for the Rocky Mount native are scheduled for Friday at BrownWynne Funeral Home in Raleigh. They’ll be followed by burial in the family plot at Pineview Cemetery in Rocky Mount. • Sean Bonniwell VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Sean Bonniwell, lead singer of the 1960’s Los Angeles garage-punk band Music Machine, has died in a California hospital at 71. The band had the hit single “Talk Talk” in 1966. A Tulare County coroner’s office spokesman tells the Los Angeles Times ( that Bonniwell died of lung cancer on Dec. 20. Music Machine was considered one of the most original bands during the garage-punk era. “The Billboard Book of One-Hit Wonders” says Music Machine was one of the most-loved but least played garage bands of the 1960s. The band started out as the Ragamuffins in 1965, but soon became known as Music Machine because of its energetic performing style. By 1967, the group began to break up. They released one album “(Turn On) The Music Machine” which featured “Talk Talk.”

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Bin Laden, tsunami top 2011 news Economy, Penn State scandal also make list In May, the long and oftenNEW YORK (AP) — frustrating manhunt The killing of Osama bin ended with a nighttime Laden during a raid by assault by a helicopterNavy SEALs on his hideborne special operations out in Pakistan was the top news story of 2011, fol- squad on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. lowed by Japan’s earthBin Laden was shot quake/tsunami disaster, dead by one of the raiders, according to The and within hours his body Associated Press’ annual was buried at sea. poll of U.S. editors and news directors. — JAPAN’S TRIPLE The death of bin Laden, DISASTER: A 9.0-magnithe al-Qaida leader who tude earthquake off masterminded the Sept. Japan’s northeast coast in 11, 2001, terror attacks, March received 128 unleashed first-place votes a tsunami out of 247 ballots that devascast for the top The tated 10 stories. The Year in scores of Japan disaster Review communiwas next, with ties, leav60 first-place ing nearly votes. Placing 20,000 peothird were the ple dead or Arab Spring missing uprisings that and wreakrocked North ing an estiAfrica and the mated $218 Middle East, ABOVE: In this Jan. 8 file photo, billion in while the emergency personnel and damage. European Daniel Hernandez, an intern for The tsunaUnion’s financial Inserted today • U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, secmi trigturmoil was No. ond right, move Giffords after is a local Year in gered the 4. she was shot in the head outThe internaReview tabloid. worst side a shopping center in nuclear critional flavor of Tucson, Ariz. these top stories contrast- sis since Chernobyl after AT RIGHT: In this May 1 file waves knocked out the ed with last year’s voting image released by the White cooling system at a — when the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was the top nuclear power plant, caus- House Secretary of State Hillary ing it to spew radiation story, President Barack Rodham Clinton, President Obama’s health care over- that turned up in local Barack Obama and Vice produce. haul was No. 2, and the President Joe Biden, along with About 100,000 people U.S. midterm elections with members of the national evacuated from the area were No. 3. security team, receive an update have not returned to their Here are 2011’s top 10 on the mission against Osama homes. stories, in order: bin Laden in the Situation Room


The people, places and events that helped make 2011 a memorable year

A joint publication of the Troy Daily News and Piqua Daily Call Cover photos by Anthony Weber

— OSAMA BIN LADEN’S DEATH: He’d been the world’s mostwanted terrorist for nearly a decade, ever since a team of his al-Qaida followers carried out the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

— ARAB SPRING: It began with demonstrations in Tunisia that rapidly toppled the longtime strongman. Spreading like a wildfire, the Arab Spring protests sparked a revolution in Egypt that ousted

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fomented a bloody uprising in Syria against the Assad regime. Bahrain and Yemen also experienced major protests and unrest.

SEX ABUSE SCANDAL: One of America’s most storied college football programs was tarnished in a scandal that prompted the firing of Hall of Fame football — EU FISCAL CRIcoach Joe Paterno. SIS: The European Union One of his former was hit with relentless fisassistants, Jerry cal turmoil. In Greece, ausSandusky, was accused of terity measures triggered strikes, protests and riots, sexually molesting 10 boys; two senior Penn while Italy’s economic State officials were woes toppled Premier charged with perjury; Silvio Berlusconi. and the longtime presiFrance and Germany dent was ousted. Paterno led urgent efforts to ease wasn’t charged, but the debt crisis; Britain expressed regret he balked at proposed didn’t do more after changes. being told there was a — U.S. ECONOMY: By problem.

some measures, the U.S. economy gained strength as the year progressed. Hiring picked up a bit, consumers were spending more, and the unemployment rate finally dipped below 9 percent. But millions of Americans remained buffeted by foreclosures, joblessness and benefit cutbacks, and

investors were on edge monitoring the chain of fiscal crises in Europe. — PENN STATE


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born. — FISCAL SHOWDOWNS IN CONGRESS: Partisan divisions in Congress led to several showdowns on fiscal issues. A fight over the debt ceiling prompted Standard & Poor’s to strip the U.S. of its AAA credit rating. Later, the so-called “supercommittee” failed to agree on a deficitreduction package of at least $1.2 trillion — potentially triggering automatic spending cuts of that amount starting in 2013. — OCCUPY WALL STREET PROTESTS: It began Sept. 17 with a protest at a New York City park near Wall Street, and within weeks spread to scores of communities across the U.S. and abroad. The movement depicted itself as leaderless and shied away from specific demands, but succeeded in airing its complaint that the richest 1 percent of Americans benefit at the expense of the rest. As winter approached, local police dismantled several of the protest encampments. — GABRIELLE GIFFORDS SHOT: The popular third-term congresswoman from Arizona suffered a severe brain injury when she and 18 other people were shot by a gunman as she met with constituents outside a Tucson supermarket in January. Six people died, and Giffords’ painstaking recovery is still in progress. Among the news events falling just short of the Top 10 were the death of Apple Inc. cofounder Steve Jobs, Hurricane Irene, the devastating series of tornados across Midwest and Southeastern U.S., and the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that barred gays from serving openly in U.S. military.




THE IRON LADY: The same problems that plagued “La Vie en Rose,” starring Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf, exist in this biopic of Margaret Thatcher, with Meryl Streep playing the former British prime minister. While both films feature strong performances from strong actresses playing strong, real-life women, the scripts are weakened by going strictly by the numbers. Sure, Streep reliably nails her impression of Thatcher — the hair, the voice, the steely demeanor. The way she dresses down her deputy during a crowded cabinet meeting is just withering. But the film from Phyllida Lloyd (who directed Streep in the ABBA musical “Mamma Mia!”), from a script by Abi Morgan, reduces this high-profile life to a greatest-hits collection of historic moments. Here’s Thatcher’s first election to public office; there’s her ascension to the prime minister’s post, the first (and, so far, only) time a woman achieved that rank. Here’s the Falkland Islands conflict, there’s the Berlin Wall coming down. Through it all, her beloved husband, Denis (Jim Broadbent), stood by her side until — and after — his death. One of the more facile and predictable narrative devices in “The Iron Lady” features an aged, fragile Thatcher seemingly talking to herself when in reality she’s speaking to her deceased husband, a symptom of the dementia that’s gnawing at her once-formidable brain. This inevitably sets up a flashback to one of the aforementioned historical events. You just know that if Thatcher is by herself in her lonely, empty home, Broadbent will pop up to amuse and cajole her. It happens so often you can predict it, which erodes its emotional impact. PG-13 for some violent images and brief nudity. 105 min. Two stars out of four. — Christy Lemire, AP Movie Critic


‘M:I4’ to tower over others LOS ANGELES (AP) — The final box office weekend of 2011 should be led by Tom Cruise in “Mission: — Ghost Impossible Protocol,” with a not impossible domestic gross near $35 million for the four-day New Year’s weekend. The Paramount film led the Christmas weekend after its limited debut in IMAX gave it a big marketing boost, and this week’s midweek numbers indicate audience interest is holding, with a total North American gross of about $130 million expected by Monday night. Warner Bros.’ “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, will enter its third weekend after crossing the $100 million mark on Wednesday, and clues point to another $25 million for the long holiday weekend. Fox’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked”

should have a chipper third weekend in the low $20 million range as families enjoy the last of the holidays together before it’s back to school. By Monday night, the little rodents should have munched a total of about $90 million. Sony’s thriller “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” the second film adaptation of the hugely popular mystery novel by Stieg Larsson, hacked $20 million from audiences over the extended Christmas holiday and enters New Year’s weekend with a potential gross in the mid- to high-teens. Disney’s “War Horse” opened Christmas Day with $7.5 million and will now stretch its legs over a full holiday weekend with a likely gross in the $15 million range. The Steven Spielberg film is based on the 1982 children’s novel and the 2007 stage adaptation, and has received two Golden Globe nominations, including for best picture.

Young Masters art exhibit set to open For the Troy Daily News The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center announces the Young Masters Art Exhibit, which will open Jan. 8, and run through Feb 19. The exhibit will showcase selected works completed by Troy students from kindergarten through 12th grade. The Hayner staff and the art teachers will be hosting a reception honoring students and their guests from 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 9. The public is invited to the reception.

TROY The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is located at 301 W. Main Street. Open hours of the center are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays. The Center is closed during holidays. All events and exhibits are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 339-0457 or visit our website at

Series set to continue For the Troy Daily News The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s film series Lets Go to the Movies, will continue at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13. Princess Dala owns the world’s largest diamond. Inside the diamond is an imperfection that looks like a leaping pink panther. The Phantom, world famous jewel thief, is trying to steal the Pink Panther diamond, while bumbling French detective Inspector Clouseau is trying to catch him. This 1963 film stars Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau and David Niven as the Phantom. Come enjoy this film and laugh at Clouseau and his antics. The series is free and open to the public. Hayner is located at 301 W. Main St. in Troy. This year’s series theme is Fallen Stars. Each film will feature a major star(s)

TROY who is no longer living. The evening will start out with an introduction of the film. After viewing the film, a short discussion will follow. There will be cafe style seating with popcorn and soda pop. The film series is intended for adult viewership and may not be appropriate for children under 13. The series will show a movie once a month through April, excluding December. The dates for the additional films in the series are as follows: Feb. 17, March 9, and April 13. Due to licensing restrictions, the Hayner is not allowed to publish the names of the films. For a list of this year’s films, stop by Hayner and pick up a magnet or visit the website at For more information, please call 339-0457.

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Winfrey: Dedicated to OWN despite rocky first year LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey earned the rare opportunity to convert her media charisma into a monogramed TV channel. Now she’s the one tasked with rescuing OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, after a disappointing first year. It’s a high-stakes, potentially ego-shattering challenge that could make the strongest woman or man flinch. But win or lose, Winfrey says she relishes the fight to turn OWN’s fortunes around. “Yes, some mistakes were made. Who hasn’t made mistakes? The real beauty is you can say, ‘I learned from that,’” Winfrey said. “I don’t worry about failure. I worry about, ‘Did I do all I could do?’” The cable channel, which marks its first year Jan. 1, is trying for a fresh start after executive turnover and missteps that proved OWN lacked a solid foundation on which to build, this despite a Discovery Communications investment of a reported $250 million and counting. Viewers snubbed the lineup that skimped on programming and, surprisingly, what should have been OWN’s unique weapon of choice: Winfrey herself, whose limited onair presence will be boosted Sunday with a new weekly series, “Oprah’s Next Chapter.” OWN has failed to improve on, or in some instances even match, the modest ratings and small audience earned by the low-profile Discovery Health channel it replaced. “I would absolutely say


In this Oct. 10, file image released by Harpo, Inc., Oprah Winfrey, right, is shown with host Rosie O’Donnell during the debut of “The Rosie Show,” in Chicago. Winfrey is tasked with rescuing OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, after a disappointing first year. it is and was not where I want it to be for year one,” Winfrey said. “My focus up until (last) May was doing what I do best, which is ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show,’ and giving that my full attention” until its conclusion. But Winfrey, who said management team errors in planning and execution could serve as a cautionary tale (“I was never interested in writing a book. … THIS could be a book”), rejects the idea that a single year’s performance will determine OWN’s ultimate fate. Or hers. “Somebody was talking to me in that kind of saddened, ‘How are you?’ tone, and I was thinking, ‘I’m fine,’” said Winfrey, 57, who ruled as the queen of daytime TV until she ended her talk show after 25 years and turned her attention to the channel.

“I realized the reason people have this tone is they’re reading all the press (about OWN), so you see me and wonder if I can still walk. … I am a determined and committed woman. I don’t give up. I’m just getting started,” she said in a recent interview. One bonus of being Oprah: She has received pep talks from other media movers and shakers. “Everybody has told me — Ted Turner has told me, Barry Diller has told me, Lorne Michaels has told me, David Geffen has told me — anybody who’s ever worked with a channel, who’s ever done anything, has said it takes three to five years,” she said, adding, “You have to do the work. … You do not have to pay attention to the criticism.” Year two for OWN will reflect executive changes

made last July, when Winfrey expanded her role at the channel by adding the roles of chief executive and chief creative officer to her position as chairman. Discovery Communications COO Peter Liguori had filled in as interim head after OWN CEO Christina Norman was dismissed in the wake of poor ratings. Although the channel’s ownership is split evenly between Discovery and Winfrey’s Chicago-based production company, Harpo Inc., it is Discovery’s money that’s on the line. With more scheduling consistency, movies, original series with and without Winfrey, and “a lot more Oprah in general,” Discovery is “a lot more confident that we’re heading in the right direction,” said company spokesman David Leavy.

Show on Muslims takes on Sept. 11 NEW YORK (AP) — A television show about members of a Muslim community in Michigan is focusing what may be its second-to-last episode almost entirely on the conflicted feelings that its featured participants have about marking anniversaries of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The episode of TLC’s “All-American Muslim” airs Sunday (10 p.m. EST). The series attracted attention earlier this month when a conservative Christian group called on advertisers to boycott the series, calling it “propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda’s clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.” Two companies, the Lowe’s home improvement chain and travel planning

website, announced they were pulling ads. TLC hasn’t said how many companies responded to the Florida Family Association’s call to stop sponsoring the show. The controversy prompted a backlash of people protesting against Lowe’s. Some new advertisers have signed on since then, TLC General Manager Amy Winter said Thursday. Filming for the reality TV series took place during commemorations for the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Both TLC and the show’s characters, Muslims living in and around Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit at the heart of one of the largest ArabAmerican populations outside the Middle East, wanted to address the topic, Winter said. “I’m very proud of it,”

she said. “What you’ll see in there is a community with a range of emotions that they express over what was probably one of the most pivotal moments in our nation’s history.” Mike Jaafar, a deputy sheriff who participated in a Sept. 11 memorial service at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, helped law enforcement prepare for any problems related to the anniversary. He choked up when recalling how police officers in New York City were killed as they tried to rescue people at the World Trade Center. “You think about your guys who work for you, going into a building and not coming home,” he said. Nawal Auode was a high school sophomore on Sept. 11, 2001, when her mother called to say she was picking her up at school. Her

mother found out about the attacks as she was passing out flyers to advertise a day care center and a man spit at her and ordered her off his porch. “It was the first time I realized that people looked at me as less American,” said Suehaila Amen. “As a person who was born and raised in this country, it was very difficult.” Auode said she dreads the anniversary of the attacks because of a sense that members of her community have to defend themselves for something they had nothing to do with. That’s at the root of the biggest conflict in Sunday’s episode. One woman talks about how important it was to attend a Sept. 11 commemoration, but her adultage children didn’t want to go.

Sonia Sanchez named first poet laureate PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city that anchors one end of the Walt Whitman Bridge has named a teacher and activist its first poet laureate. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter bestowed the honor Thursday on poet Sonia Sanchez, calling her the longtime conscience of the city. Sanchez, 77, said she seeks to explore what it means to be human in the 21st century. To her, that means trying to instill peace in yourself and others. One current project involves gathering haikus from fellow writers — including Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and Maya Angelou — and from the

public for a mural in South Philadelphia. “Philadelphia can go around the world exporting peace,” said the highspirited Sanchez, who wears her graying hair in long ringlets. “I know I teach English, but ain’t that something!” Sanchez, who lives in West Philadelphia, also serves as the poet in residence at Temple University. She has written many poetry collections, along with plays and children’s books. Her new duties as poet laureate include mentoring a youth poet laureate and taking part in other spoken word and poetry events at City Hall, the Free Library of Philadelphia and else-

where. “Poetry is an extraordinary and powerful art form,” Nutter said. “Ms. Sanchez exemplifies the role a poet can play in helping to define a city and helping its citizens discover beauty.” Sanchez said she dreams of a day when poets and writers will become political leaders in the United States, as they sometimes do abroad. She read aloud her “Poem for July 4, 1994,” written to honor Vaclav Havel, the playwright turned president of the Czech Republic who died earlier this month. The poem seeks a day when all citizens of the world will enjoy racial, sexual, economic and religious

freedom. “This is the time for the creative Man. Woman. Who must decide that She. He. Can live in peace,” Sanchez read in a mix of verse, song, whispers and cries. “It is essential that we always repeat: we the people, we the people, we the people.” 2246841




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Try speaking to mother’s physician Dear Annie: My mother lives by herself. I have not spent a great deal of time with her, but now that she is aging, I feel guilty for not being around. Mom doesn't have any friends, and my siblings barely speak to her. She is a difficult woman. Mom is very negative, has no interests and says terrible things about everyone. She is a natural worrier. The glass is always halfempty. The only things she ever wants to talk about are other people's problems, her medical conditions and stories about her childhood that I've heard a million times. Just the thought of having to spend a little time with her makes me anxious and apprehensive. Although counseling helped me deal with growing up in an unstable environment, it has not made things better when it comes to the stress I feel when I'm around my mother. I've told her it's difficult to deal with negative people, but she doesn't think that applies to her. If I told her outright, she would never be able to get past how much I hurt her. I know some people will say to be brutally honest, but they don't understand that Mom's reaction would be unhelpful. She'd obsess over it, but she wouldn't change. I love my mother, but I can't stand to be around her. How do I cope? — Trying My Best Dear Trying: Can you talk to Mom's doctor and ask him to prescribe an antidepressant for her? All those qualities that annoy you — her negativity, obsessive thoughts, worrying — can indicate anxiety and depression for which medication could be enormously helpful. Tell her you love her and want her to feel better. Dear Annie: I decided after 16 years of marriage to divorce my husband. We married young. He was a good provider and father and treated me well. We have two beautiful children and a home on the water and were financially well off. But he was also controlling and emotionally detached. After years of loneliness and depression, I decided to leave him. I stayed in the marriage a lot longer than I wanted for our children, hoping my feelings would change. After various marriage seminars and two years of couples counseling, I came to realize that I was not in love with my husband and probably never was. Both my husband and I come from strong Catholic backgrounds. When I announced I wanted a divorce, my husband's family stopped communicating with me. A mother at my daughter's school cornered me to say I should have tried harder. I once had the same mentality. People seem to think that if you were the one who chose to walk away, you are not hurting. Annie, this pain will be with me forever. But do I regret my divorce? No. Staying in an unhappy, dysfunctional marriage would have been telling myself I don't matter. — Starting Over in N.D. Dear N.D.: Divorce is always difficult and often heartbreaking. No one knows what someone else's marriage is like unless they have lived it. Dear Annie: You often tell readers to put their final wishes in writing and see that everyone has a copy. While I agree with the first part, the second isn't always a good idea. In fact, in some families it can be a disaster. I have been an estate planning attorney for more than 21 years. I have seen adult children bully their parents when they are unhappy with the will. Also, it is not unusual for people to execute several wills in their lifetime. If they change their mind, they don't need everyone to know each time. If there are going to be unhappy people fighting, it makes sense to keep copies to a minimum. I would encourage everyone to discuss their family situation with an estate planning attorney. — E.R., Woodbridge, Conn. 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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Craft idea is a great way to reuse and recycle Dear Heloise: I know that “REUSE AND RECYCLE” is important to your readers, so I wanted to pass along my suggestion. When our families get together for the holidays, I try to have a craft/activity for the little ones to keep them occupied during all the food preparation. I purchased color-your-own place mats one year at a crafts store and let them create colorful place mats for the whole family. Last year, instead of purchasing place mats, I tore pages from a book of wallpaper samples. I cut them to the right size and had the kids attach cutouts or stickers, or draw something with markers. The

Hints from Heloise Columnist pages were nice weight and could even be wiped off, if necessary. The paper comes in so many colors and patterns, and I think most home-improvement stores would probably be glad to give away their outdated books. — Brenda B., Tyrone, Pa. Brenda, how creative and resourceful on many counts: keep-

ing the children busy and letting them help decorate, too. Plus, you have one-of-a-kind keepsakes. — Heloise P.S.: Outdated books usually can be had by just asking! HOT PEPPERS Dear Heloise: After yet another unpleasant encounter with trace oils (even though I wear gloves) when cleaning jalapeno and other hot peppers, I finally realized the same product that removes mascara and waterproof makeup works wonders on quickly dissolving the hot-pepper oils from knife handles, cabinet pulls and, above all, MY HANDS! I keep a package of makeup-remover cleansing tow-

elettes in the kitchen. After taking off the gloves and wiping my hands, I use the towelettes on the knife handle, drawer pulls, refrigerator-door handle and especially the compost bucket and garbage-can lid knobs. No more hours of burning sensation! — Valerie Taber in North Texas TOILET-PAPER COMPLAINT Dear Heloise: I just hate it when I am in a public restroom and the paper is stuck in the dispenser. I have to reach underneath and work hard to find the end to pull out. I make a point to leave a bit hanging for the next person. — Barb from Clark, N.J.











HOROSCOPE Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 It’s likely that in the year ahead you will experience a significant improvement in your personal relationships. One of the biggest causes of this is that someone who is jealous of you and has caused you complications will be leaving the scene. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Write down any special instructions being given to you instead of trusting them to memory. It’s far less embarrassing than having to go back and ask for them a second time. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — The best way to make a concerted effort to be money-conscious is to think about how much you’re spending and for what ends, before making that expensive purchase. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Strive to be self-sufficient, because someone whom you think is a staunch helper might suddenly abandon you when the job gets even the slightest bit tough. Don’t depend on anyone. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Don’t put off an important chore that needs to be taken care of immediately. The longer you let it go, the more the situation will deteriorate, increasing the work you would have to do to set things right. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — If you know that you won’t be welcomed with open arms, don’t go anywhere near a certain person. An encounter would only make you feel worse than you already do. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — It would be best not to discuss with anybody the difficulties you’re having with a relative, because talking about it is likely to only make you feel worse. Put it out of your mind for now. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Your desire will make it difficult for you to discern between what is reasonable optimism and what is just plain wishful thinking. Don’t let anything cloud your judgment. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Take a second look at a joint venture that requires money down. Make sure that you’re not the only one who is asked to put up the financial costs — parity is important. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Be careful not to underestimate persons with whom you are negotiating a critical matter. You might be an extremely good horse trader, but they could be sharper still. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Don’t put up with someone constantly looking over your shoulder, especially if you’re working on a tedious task that requires concentration. It’s too distracting. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If you find yourself in a social situation where one person in particular seems to be getting all the limelight, don’t let your fury show. Get the attention of others by complimenting them. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Finding a scapegoat to blame for all the problems you are encountering will only make you look weak. No one is perfect, not even you, so make light of your difficulties. COPYRIGHT 2011 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.








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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Friday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2011. There is one day left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 30, 1936, the United Auto Workers union staged its first “sit-down” strike at the General Motors Fisher Body Plant No. 1 in Flint, Mich. (The strike lasted until Feb. 11, 1937.) On this date: • In 1813, the British burned Buffalo, N.Y., during the War of 1812.

• In 1853, the United States and Mexico signed a treaty under which the U.S. agreed to buy some 45,000 square miles of land from Mexico for $10 million in a deal known as the Gadsden Purchase. • In 1860, 10 days after South Carolina seceded from the Union, the state militia seized the United States Arsenal in Charleston. • In 1903, about 600 people died when fire broke out at the recently opened Iroquois Theater

in Chicago. • In 1922, Vladimir I. Lenin proclaimed the establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Joseph Bologna is 77. Actor Russ Tamblyn is 77. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Sandy Koufax is 76. Actor Jack Riley is 76. Folk singer Noel Paul Stookey is 74. TV director James Burrows is 71. Actor Fred Ward is 69. Singer-musician Michael Nesmith is 69.

The Troy, Tipp City and West Milton Rotary Clubs, with The Troy Daily News, urge people to support the Designated Driver Program through their New Year’s Eve Celebrations.

The Designated Driver button is a badge of honor. Results of the Designated Driver Program in the Miami County = IT WORKS! There have been no fatalities due to drinking and driving for the last six (7) years!

The Rotary Clubs of Troy, Tipp City, and West Milton, with the Troy Daily News, urge anyone planning a New Year’s Eve party to make the Designated Driver a part of the planning process.

We give our thanks to these businesses listed below and their employees in the Designated Driver Program as they make the program work by distributing the Designated Driver buttons. They are the heroes saving lives.


The Designated Driver is the hero of the holiday season. They are the person who cares enough not to drink alcohol during a New Year’s Eve party, as they are dedicated to provide family, friends and other loved ones a safe passage home.

TROY Gas Stations: Meijer Shell-Archer Drive BP-Archer Drive BP-Main Street Kroger Marathon Shell-Main Street Speedway-Main Street Speedway-Market Street Liquor Stores: State Liquor Store Restaurants: Applebee’s Buffalo Wild Wings

Club 55 Fricker’s La Fiesta La Piazza Leaf and Vine Logan’s Roadhouse Los Pitayos Outback Steakhouse RailRoad Restaurant Tin Roof Drive-Thrus and Carryouts: Action GBW Carl’s Cruise-In New Road Pop Stop One Stop Drive-Thru

Ording’s Trojan Village Beverage Troy Eastside Mini Mart Other: Troy Country Club TIPP CITY Liquor Stores: Miami Valley Wine and Spirits Gas Stations and Restaurants: Harrison’s Hickory River Smoke House Hinder’s

Tony’s Place Speedway Tony’s Pizza Greenfire Bistro Coldwater Cafe & Catering Drive-Thrus: Igloo Drive-Thru The First Stop Drive-Thru WEST MILTON Banks: Fifth Third Bank Drive-Thrus: C&J Drive-Thru Izzy’s Drive-Thru

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AG EQUIPMENT SALES Koenig Equipment Anna Ohio We have an opening for an agricultural equipment sales professional in Miami and Shelby counties. Candidates must live in the territory or be willing to relocate.

555 Garage Sales/Yard Sales

moving/garage sale 420 Garfield Ave Troy Moving sale–all items must go! 9am -5pm Thursday & Friday CASH only Hospital bed–full size 2 years old $2,100 new; Lift chair; 2 Bedrooms suits,Blonde desk & chair;lamps–40’s+ style; Vintage wall décor;Misc items; Tools; 5 hp wood chipper. UNION TOWNSHIP, 5385 Kessler Cowlesville Road. Friday, and Saturday, 10-4. Silver show saddles, pottery, antiques, boxes, truck camper, glassware, Mickey Mouse Puppet, Unicycle, Old Bottles, Horse stuff, Sarch Ferguson Doll, iron toys.

Job duties include, developing and maintaining a business relationship with agricultural producers in an assigned territory, calling on all key and assigned accounts on a regular basis and offering equipment solutions to those accounts. Job requirements include experience in an agricultural related field with a strong background in direct sales, time management and customer relations. A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is desired. Knowledge of John Deere agricultural equipment is a plus. For more information on the position or to submit an on-line application/resume visit:

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All Display Ads: 2 Days Prior Liners For: Mon - Fri @ 5pm Weds - Tues @ 5pm Thurs - Weds @ 5pm Fri - Thurs @ 5pm Sat - Thurs @ 5pm Miami Valley Sunday News liners- Fri @ Noon

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8-5

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Springmeade HealthCenter is seeking an experienced, compassionate and knowledgeable RN for


MDS Nurse- RN Full Time


We offer: • Medical/ Dental/ Vision Insurance • 401-K • Life Insurance If you want to work with a leader of quality long term care, please apply in person. SpringMeade HealthCenter 6 miles north of Dayton 4375 S County Rd 25-A Tipp City, OH 45371 (937)667-7500

Makes it happen! Concept Machine & Tool, Inc. a growing & progressive company has immediate openings for the following positions: QUALITY MANAGER

STNA's Full-time 2p-10p, 10p-6a

AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-676-3836

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235 General AUTO REPAIR TECHNICIAN Only experienced need apply. Minimum 5 years experience. Must have tools. Sidney, OH. (937)726-5773

250 Office/Clerical

You are looking for it, we have it.


Must be state tested or be eligible for exam. Apply online:

or in person at: Covington Care Center 75 Mote Drive, Covington Ohio 45318

Tool room Machinists: manual mill, lathe & grinding experience desired!

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Day Shift & Night (4:30pm to 5:00am Monday-Thursday 10 hour shifts with OT) Shift positions are open. Concept Machine & Tool, Inc. provides excellent wages & benefits including 401K & uniforms in an AIR CONDITIONED facility.

Performance Bonus $1500 Sign On Bonus 1 year OTR-CDLA Call 1-800-672-8498 or visit

✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ Professional Driver wanted for dedicated route (OH/MI). Local Owner/Operator. Two years Steel Hauler experience required. For more information please call 937-405-8544.

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Machine Operator S/R Supervisor Operators CNC Machinist Maintenance Techs

2065 Industrial Court Covington, Ohio 45318-0009 (937)473-3334


(937)778-8563 $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$




Hague Water Conditioning is looking to fill a sales position in Miami & Shelby counties. Our successful reps are earning $50-100k per year. The ideal Candidate should be career minded and self motivated. We offer a protected working area, salary plus commission, company car, bonus incentives, 401(k), paid vacations and holiday pay. The position requires a good driving record and criminal background check.

RevWires, a growing manufacturer of cored welding wire located in Troy, is now hiring experienced machine operators and a production team leader. Qualified candidates will have a solid work history in a manufacturing environment along with excellent safety and attendance records. Applicants must pass a drug screen and background check. We offer a competitive wage and benefits package including 401(k) and health benefits.

Please call for an interview: (800)262-6060 $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Email your resume to: jobs@ or fax to: (937)573-3211

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250 Office/Clerical PART TIME Position available in busy professional office. Must have good phone skills and knowledge in Word, Excel, and general computer programs. People skills and teamwork a must. Please send resume to: BOX 881 c/o Troy Daily News 224 S. Market St. Troy, Ohio 45373

235 General


1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday


The I-75 Newspaper Group of Ohio Community Media is seeking an Advertisement Order Entry replacement to be based in our Sidney office. The Advertisement Order Entry position is part of our business office and is primarily responsible for inputting advertisement orders into our billing system for publication. Requirements include: • Computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel • Accurate data entry skills • Organizational skills • Ability to multi-task • Deadline oriented • Dependable • Take direction easily • Team player • Customer service skills that include excellent verbal communication Pay range is $8.50 - $10.00 depending on qualifications and experience. Please send resume to: Troy Daily News Attn: Betty Brownlee 224 South Market Street Troy, Ohio 45373 No phone calls will be taken regarding this position. E.O.E.

Covington,very nice 2BR,$460 per month plus utilities $460 (937)216-3488. DODD RENTALS Tipp-Troy: 2 bedroom AC, appliances $500/$450 plus deposit No pets (937)667-4349 for appt. FIRST MONTH FREE! 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms Call for availability attached garages Easy access to I-75 (937)335-6690

1 BEDROOM with Garage Starting at $595 Off Dorset in Troy (937)313-2153

HOLIDAY SPECIAL 1ST MONTH FREE MCGOVERN RENTALS TROY 2 BR duplexes & 2 BR townhouses. 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, fireplace, Great Location! Starting at $625-$675.

2 BEDROOM, 410 West Ash, stove, refrigerator, no pets, $515, (937)418-8912 2 BEDROOM, 421 West Ash, stove, refrigerator, no pets $475 (937)418-8912 2 BEDROOM in Troy, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, cats ok. $525. (937)573-7908

(937)335-1443 HUBER/ TIPP, New 1 bedroom in country, $500 month includes all utilities, no pets, (937)778-0524. Only $475 2 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Now Available

CASSTOWN 1 BR country apartment, utilities paid, major appliances provided, $625/ month. (937)572-1055 CLEAN, QUIET, safe 1 bedroom. Senior approved. No pets. $500, includes all utilities, (937)778-0524 COVINGTON 2 bedroom townhouse, $495. Up to 2 months FREE utilities! No Pets. (937)698-4599, (937)572-9297.

Troy Crossing Apartments (937)313-2153

PIQUA, 2 bedroom carpeted, in Parkridge, A/C, stove, fridge, $400 month, $400 deposit. NO PETS! Call (937)418-6056. PIQUA, 2 Bedroom Townhouse with private parking, 1.5 baths, w/d hookup, appliances included, (937)308-9709

COVINGTON, 2 bedroom single story, appliances, A/C, low utilities, safe. $460/month plus $200 deposit. (937)418-0481

PIQUA, 2 bedroom, upper, stove, refrigerator. All utilities furnished. $550 a month, $138 weekly. (937)276-5998 or (937) 902-0491

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EVERS REALTY TROY, 2 bedroom townhomes, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, ca, w/d hook up, all appliances, $685 (937)216-5806

235 General

Jim Stubbs, Treasurer of Miami County, Ohio Plaintiff vs. Roger Collins, et al Defendants WHEREAS, JUDGMENT HAS BEEN RENDERED AGAINST CERTAIN PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY FOR TAXES, ASSESSMENTS, PENALTIES, COSTS, AND CHARGES AS FOLLOWS: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio.



A complete property description may be obtained in the Office of the Miami County Recorder.

The Minster The Minster Machine Machine Company Comppany is seeking seeking qualified applicants applicants ffor or the ffollowing foollowing positions:

PARCEL ADDRESS: 915 South Walker Street, Troy, Ohio 45373

Machinist: M achinist:


Entry or advanced Entry advanced skills skills in boring, borring, milling, milling, tur turning ning or oper operating atingg equipmentt may CNC equipmen may qualify yyou ou ffor or one of these positions. positions. Machinists Minster sizes. M achinists at at M inster make parts par arts frfrom om print print in vvery ery small lot siz es. generally RRecent ecent JVS machine trades trades ggraduates raduates gener ally have have an eexcellent xcellen lent ffoundation oundation for for these positions. positionss.

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1 BEDROOM, downstairs, 431 W. Ash, stove, refrigerator, no pets, $350 monthly (937)418-8912

Honesty. Respect. Dedication.

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1,2 & 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS Troy and Piqua ranches and townhomes. Different floor plans to choose from. Garages, fireplaces, appliances including washer and dryers. Corporate apartments available. Visit Call us first! (937)335-5223

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Weekends at home Excellent pay package & Bonuses • Benefits/Outstanding Equipment CALL TODAY (866)344-6352 Or apply online: Min 23 yrs old, 1 yr OTR exp. req.

CNC Positions: Doing own setups and program editing required. Programming experience a plus!

FOUND: dark colored cat with orange stripes in basement of my home on Garfield Avenue, or (614)537-7068.

LOST DOG! 12-20-2011 pit bull mix, black with white, male, 6 months old, 50 lbs. Answers to Crush. Wearing blue collar. Last seen around Lincoln Ave. REWARD! (937)451-2086

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Opportunity Knocks...

FOUND EYEGLASSES. Mens, in front of museum on Water Street. (937)307-6916

POLICY: Please Check Your Ad The 1st Day. It Is The Advertiser’s Responsibility To Report Errors Immediately. Publisher Will Not Be Responsible for More Than One Incorrect Insertion. We Reserve The Right To Correctly Classify, Edit, Cancel Or Decline Any Advertisement Without Notice.

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-684 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for the Certificateholders of Park Place Securities, Inc., Asset Backed Pass Through Certificates, Series 2005-WCW3 vs. Christopher Langenkamp htta Chris Langenkamp, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 25, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-025880 & D08-025870 Also known as: 17 Elmwood Avenue, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Seventy Thousand and 00/100 ($70,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Robert R. Hoose, Attorney 12/23, 12/30-2011, 1/6-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-603 JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association vs. Tina J. Davis, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 1, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Tipp City, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: G15-000790 Prior Deed Reference: D.B. 693/ 729 Also known as: 19 South First Street, Tipp City, Ohio 45371 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Thousand and 00/100 ($60,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Bethany L. Suttinger, Attorney 12/30/2011, 1/6, 1/13-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-520 JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association successor by merger to Chase Home Finance, LLC vs. Melisa M. Maston aka Melisa M. Davis, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 1, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township or Bethel, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: A01-084209 Prior Deed Reference: Deed Book Volume 768, page 815 Also known as: 9845 East Haskett Lane, Dayton, Ohio 45424 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Nine Thousand and 00/100 ($69,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than twothirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Matthew I. McKelvey, Attorney 12/30/2011, 1/6, 1/13-2012




SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-580 MainSource Bank vs. Newell H. Christopher, Jr., et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 25, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-092000 Also known as: 1010 West Main Street, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Eighty Thousand and 00/100 ($80,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Alan M. Kappers, Attorney 12/23, 12/30-2011, 1/6-2012

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 10-336 U.S. Bank, NA vs. Linda Vernon aka Linda S. Vernon, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 11, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Village of Casstown, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: F11-001220 Also known as: 9 Troy Pike, Casstown, Ohio 45312 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Two Thousand and 00/100 ($102,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Erin M. Laurito, Attorney 12/9, 12/16, 12/23-2011

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-670 CitiMortgage, Inc. vs. Ronald L. Shively, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 25, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-004340 Also known as: 521 East Franklin Street, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($65,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Colette S. Carr, Attorney 12/23, 12/30-2011, 1/6-2012




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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-594 The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of The CWABS, Inc., Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2006-13 vs. Johnnie Valentine aka Johnnie K. Valentine, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 25, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-057316 Also known as: 1324 East Main Street, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Eighty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($85,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Robert R. Hoose, Attorney 12/23, 12/30-2011, 1/6-2012

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-259 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. successor by merger to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. vs. Andrew G. Wade, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 18, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Staunton, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: K30-033100 Prior Deed Reference: Deed Record 713, page 940 Also known as: 4385 Piqua Troy Road, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Seventy Five Thousand and 00/100 ($75,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Elizabeth A. Carullo, Attorney 12/16, 12/23, 12/30-2011













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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-470 PNC Bank, National Association successor by merger to National City Bank, successor by merger to National City Mortgage Company vs. Kenneth E. Huber, Jr. aka Kenneth E. Huber, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 25, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Concord, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: C06-080312 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 401, page 150 Also known as: 921 Hickory Lane, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Twenty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($125,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Jill L. Fealko, Attorney 12/23, 12/30-2011, 1/6-2012


SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-021 Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank, National Association, as Trustee for Certificateholders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I, LLC, Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2006HE7 vs. Larry Shepard, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 25, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Troy, County of Miami, and State of Ohio Parcel Number: D08-034160 Prior Deed Reference: Deed Record 745, page 675 Also known as: 747 Michigan Avenue, Troy, Ohio 45373 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Eighty Thousand and 00/100 ($80,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Matthew A. Taulbee, Attorney 12/23, 12/30-2011, 1/6-2012

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• HOCKEY: The Troy High School Hockey Boosters will be hosting their third annual THS Hockey Alumni Game from 6:15-7:30 p.m today. For player information, call 332-0610 or email Admisssion is free for fans. • 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. • SUBMIT-A-TIP: To submit an item to the Troy Daily News sports section, please contact Josh Brown at

Wrestlers cope with adversity at GMVWA Staff Reports


Not even a water main breaking on the campus of Wright State could stop the high school wrestlers from taking the mat on Thursday — though it did cause major problems. Even though the broken water main caused Wright State to temporarily close its main campus, the GMVWA Holiday Tournament finally got underway after being delayed two and

a half hours, giving several area wrestlers a chance to compete on the big stage at the Nutter Center. But the Troy Christian Eagles are no strangers to big stages. B.J. Toal (182) — a state runner-up last season — pinned Eaton’s Dallas Fudge to easily advance past the first round, and Jordan Marshall (145) — another returning state placer —

defeated Sidney’s Mason Calvert with an 18-2 tech. fall. Jarred Ganger (106) pinned Trendon Fox of Miami Trace at 1:34, and Garret Hancock (113) won by decision over Eddie Noble of Lebanon, 4-1. The Troy Trojans advanced three wrestlers past the first round. Tyler Sparks (120) won by decision, defeating Jimmy York of West Carrollton by a count of 4-0. Troy’s Kevin McGraw (182) Tyler Riley of pinned

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Washington Courthouse and Ryne Rich (285) pinned Josh Mcgraw of Franklin. Covington’s Kyler Deeter (138) — a returning state placer — pinned Kamar Daley of Pickerington Central, Jake Sowers (145) won by decision over Miamisburg’s Mason Gridley, 5-0, A.J. Ouellette (170) pinned Brandon Hodge of Oak Hills and Brian Olson (182) won by major decision, defeating

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Jared Sierra wasn’t in the lineup when Troy rolled a baker 300 game last week against Graham. So he thought he’d just bowl a perfect game all on his own.

TODAY Boys Basketball Troy at Tippecanoe (7:30 p.m.) Miami East at Versailles Invite (TBA) Newton at Emmanuel Christian (7:30 p.m.) Piqua, Lehman, Covington at WPTW Holiday Classic (TBA) Swimming Tippecanoe, Lehman at Bellefontaine Invite (noon) Wrestling Troy, Troy Christian, Piqua at GMVWA (11 a.m.) Lehman at Thunderbird Invite (9:30 a.m.)

TROY S i e r r a became the sixth Trojan in team history to roll a 300 game to highlight the boys’ 2,7372,558 win over previously-unbeaten SIERRA Beavercreek. Sierra also set a new team record with a two-game 558 series — rolling a 258 to compliment his 300 and breaking Erik Canan’s mark of 546 set in 2009. The boys opened with a 1,169 team game to establish a 127-pin lead, then followed with an 1,125 to put the match out of reach. Andrew Spencer topped the 500

SATURDAY No events scheduled SUNDAY No events scheduled MONDAY Girls Basketball Covington at Milton-Union (7 p.m.) TUESDAY Boys Basketball Tippecanoe at Spr. Shawnee (7:30 p.m.) Oakwood at Milton-Union (7:30 p.m.) Greenville at Piqua (7:30 p.m.) Franklin Monroe at Lehman (7:30 p.m.) Girls Basketball Lehman at Bethel (7 p.m.) Bradford at Parkway (7:30 p.m.) Bowling Troy at Miamisburg (4 p.m.) Piqua at Northmont (4:30 p.m.) WEDNESDAY Girls Basketball Piqua at Troy (7:30 p.m.) Kenton Ridge at Tippecanoe (7:30 p.m.) Bowling Kenton Ridge at Tippecanoe (4 p.m.) Wrestling Milton-Union/Eaton at Monroe (6 p.m.) THURSDAY Girls Basketball Dixie at Milton-Union (7:30 p.m.) Miami East at Bethel (7 p.m.) Twin Valley South at Newton (7 p.m.) Bradford at Franklin Monroe (7 p.m.) Lehman at Ft. Loramie (7:30 p.m.) Bowling Westerville Central at Troy (4 p.m.)

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Troy’s Kristen Wood dribbles around the defense of Tippecanoe’s CC Alvarez Thursday at Tippecanoe High School.

■ See BOWLING on 15

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BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor

On the final day of the Mayor’s Cup, the Troy Trojans broke out of their offensive slump. Troy lit the lamp six times in the second period Thursday against Beavercreek, firing off more than 50 shots on goal in the game and keeping constant pressure on the Beavers in a 7-0 blowout at South Metro.

Even with Tippecanoe’s Ellise Sharpe hitting 20-plus points for the fourth straight game, it was Troy point guard Kristen Wood that had the game in the palm of her hands. Just not during the final 10 seconds, oddly enough. Despite only scoring seven points and dishing out three assists, Wood’s ability to keep control in the face of the Red TROY Devils’ full-court pressure helped the Trojans build a lead throughout the game, and Troy (6-3) was able to survive a furious Tippecanoe run at the end — and several missed chances by the Devils to tie or take the lead late — in a 43-42 Trojan victory Thursday at Tippecanoe High School. Tippecanoe cut the lead to one with 1:40 to play, but Wood dribbled the majority of that time off the clock. “I told Kristen that she had to be the best player on the floor,” Troy coach Nathan Kopp said.


Tippecanoe’s Ellise Sharpe finishes on the fast

■ See TROY-TIPP on 15 break Thursday night against Troy.

The Trojans (11-3-1) had racked up 35 shots on goal and scored only four goals in the previous two games during the tournament, one a 2-1 victory over Springboro and the other a 5-2 loss to defending Mayor’s Cup champion Centerville. Thursday alone, Troy racked up 51 shots on goal — and allowed only eight, zero in the

■ See HOCKEY on 15

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FSU rallies past Notre Dame The day before his team took the field for its Champs Sports Bowl matchup with Notre Dame, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher acknowledged that he had higher hopes for his team than how they ended up in 2011. Loaded with talent and expectations in the preseason, the No. 25 Seminoles squandered early season opportunities against ranked foes and fizzled again late in the year to end any path back to the Bowl Championship Series. See Page 15.

Vikings give Mack 300th career win Staff Reports


VERSAILLES —The Miami East Vikings had some extra motivation going into Thursday’s Versailles Invitational tournament opener against Anna. Not only were they playing the team they edged out in the regional semifinal three years ago in Anna, they were also chasing a milestone for coach Allen

Mack. And motivated Vikings are dangerous Vikings. Miami East (7-1) used a big third-quarter surge to gain some separation from Anna, allowing the Vikings to escape with a 6048 victory on Thursday — the 300th of Mack’s career. “It’s an important milestone

for our program — it’s a reflection on all of the good players and assistant coaches that have come through here throughout the years,” Mack said. “I was proud of the team’s effort tonight. We beat a good team and played the game the way I like to see it played.” The Vikings were only up by four points at half, but outscored Anna 19-12 in the third to take

control of the game. Gunner Shirk led East with 21 points — scoring 13 of Miami East’s 15 first-quarter points. Josh Snyder added 12, Garrett Mitchell chipped in 11 — seven in the fourth quarter — and Bradley Coomes added nine. Miami East East (7-1) faces a tough test in the tournament championship today, battling a

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■ Girls Basketball

Nash, Mason lead Columbus to win


DALLAS (AP) — Rick Nash scored twice, Steve Mason made 36 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets registered their first regulation road win of the season, 4-1 over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night. Antoine Vermette added a goal, and John Moore contributed two assists for the Blue Jackets, who had been 312-2 on the road. All three victories had come in overtime or shootout. Fedor Tyutin’s emptynet goal with 2 seconds left clinched the victory for the Jackets, who have an NHL-worst 25 points. Vernon Fiddler had a goal for Dallas, and Kari Lehtonen stopped 25 shots in his return from a 12-

game absence while recovering from a groin injury. Nash got the Blue Jackets off to a fast start when he popped a loose puck past an out-ofposition Lehtonen and into an open net at 3:50 of the first period. Fiddler tied it at 8:57, striking off a scramble in front of the net after Mason fumbled the puck while making the initial stop. Vermette sent a rebound past Lehtonen at 2:10 of the second to put Columbus in front 2-1. Nash notched his teamhigh 12th goal on a snap shot from the slot at 6:09 of the third. Nash has 17 goals in 32 games against Dallas.

■ Hockey

Hockey ■ CONTINUED FROM 14 third period. “It was a phenomenal defensive effort,” Troy coach Larrell Walters said. “Derrick Bark, Austin Erisman, Drew Morgan and Michael Walter played excellent defense, and we got great goaltending from Jake Eldridge. They may have only had a few shots, but they had a coupld of good ones — and he was right there. “It was a good performance overall, a good rebound after yesterday’s loss (to Centerville).” After a scoreless first period, the Trojans broke through in a big way. Sean Clawson scored an unas-

sisted goal, then Clay Terrill took a feed from Walter and drove it home. Nick Usserman then scored with assists from Andrew Stang and Bark, then Clawson got a second goal on a feed from Walter. Troy finished off the second period with two goals in the final minute, with Usserman scoring on assists from Walter and Brandon Beaty and Grayson Loerke scoring on assists from Terrill and Clawson. Stang tacked on a third-period goal with assists from Usserman and Beaty as the Trojans outshot the Beavers 18-0 in the final 15 minutes to wrap things up.

■ Bowling

Bowling ■ CONTINUED FROM 14 mark by shooting games of 287-226 for a 513. A.J. Bigelow continued his recent streak of hot bowling with games of 224245, while Kyle Neves contributed a 237 game and 425 series. The Trojan girls also faced an undefeated Beavercreek squad and were nipped at the finish by a 2,354-2,310 count in a match that went back and forth the entire way. Troy established a 42-pin lead with a first game 972. The Beavers then turned the tables to take a 10 pin lead heading into baker play by outrolling the Trojans 996-944 in the second game. Troy reclaimed the lead, going up by 40 pins after rolling a 234 to Beavercreek’s

184 in the first baker game. However, the Beavers started the second baker game with six straight strikes and edged out Troy for the win. Courtney Metzger led the Trojans with games of 246-181 for a 427 series. Elizabeth Reed was right behind at 407 with games of 203-204. Samantha Wilkerson turned in backto-back 195 games while Jackie Brown finished with a 371 series with games of 175-196. The boys moved to 11-2 (9-2 Greater Western Ohio Conference) with the win, while the loss drops the Trojan girls to 11-2 (92 GWOC). The Trojans travel to Miamisburg on Tuesday to take on the Vikings at Poelking South Lanes.

■ Wrestling

GMVWA ■ CONTINUED FROM 14 Simon Kenton’s Derek Hicks 15-3. In the large school standings, Troy currently sits tied with Lakota West in 21st place, each with 22 points. Stebbins is the overall leader with 48 points. In the small school division, Covington is tied for 10th (36 points), while Troy Christian is in 17th

(25.5). Neither the second championship round nor the first consolation round were complete at time of press due to the delay. Wrestlers were not even allowed in the building until after noon, many being diverted as far away as Stebbins High School for weigh-ins. Wrestling resumes at 11 a.m. today.

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Tippecanoe’s Morgan Miller tries to get around Troy’s Todda Norris Thursday. ■ CONTINUED FROM 14 “She had the ball in her hands 90 percent of the time, and they really struggled to contain her.” “She (Wood) handled the ball, handled our press better than we expected,” Tippecanoe coach Aaron Jackson said. “She just did more tonight. She’s a solid basketball player.” She missed the front end of a one-and-one with 17 seconds left, though, but the Devils missed three attempts in front of the basket in the final 10 seconds, drew a foul on one of those shots, missed both of those free throws … and still had one last chance at an in-bounds play with 3.4 seconds left. The shot was too strong, though, and Troy celebrated its first victory over Tippecanoe since the 200506 season. “We didn’t convert some shots that could have helped us pull away, but in the end the girls did just enough,” Kopp said. “I couldn’t be more proud of them. “This may be a nonleague game, but it doesn’t get bigger than this. For these seniors to beat Tipp is huge.” For Tippecanoe (5-5), it was eerily similar to the 47-45 loss to Fairborn last week. “It was,” Jackson said. “We had a lot of chances, a lot of missed opportunities. In a one-point game, there’s a lot of things that happen. We missed free throws (7 for 16), we missed several layups, the play at the end was wellexecuted and the look was good, but it didn’t go down.” Sharpe scored a gamehigh 23 points — including 10 in the first quarter to


Troy’s Tori Merrell grabs a rebound in front of Tippecanoe’s Katie Zellers Thursday night at Tippecanoe High School. Chelsey Sakal added Halee Printz scored three keep Tippecanoe within striking distance at 13-13 nine points and hit two big and had six rebounds. Both teams have conferafter the frame — but Troy 3s and Morgan Taylor hit held Tippecanoe to four one from long range and ence rivalry games on the horizon on Wednesday — second-quarter points and added seven points. “All eight girls that Tippecanoe faces Kenton built a 24-17 halftime lead on the strength of five first- played tonight did some- Ridge, while Troy takes on thing towards the cause,” Piqua. half putbacks. Troy — 43 said. “Shelby “We haven’t played a lot Kopp Mackenzie Schulz 0-0-0, of 3-2 zone all year, so I was (Schultz) and Todda drew Chelsey Sakal 3-1-9, Todda Norris proud of the girls’ defen- charges late while they 3-1-7, Morgan Taylor 3-0-7, sive effort,” Kopp said. were in foul trouble. I Zechariah Bond 0-0-0, Tori “They (Tippecanoe) cut to couldn’t be more proud of Merrell 6-1-13, Shelby Schultz 00-0, Kristen Wood 2-3-7. Totals: the basket well and do a all of them.” “Nathan is a good coach, 17-6-43. nice job of getting to the Tippecanoe — 42 rim, so we thought we and they had a good gameMorgan Miller 4-2-11, CC could force them to the out- plan. They slowed us Alvarez 0-0-0, Erica Comer 2-0-5, side and save some energy down,” Jackson said. “We Jenna Nelson 0-0-0, Ellise Sharpe wanted to get them going 9-4-23, Krystah Pickrell 0-0-0, for the offensive end.” Chelsea Clawson 0-0-0, Katie Troy’s dominance on the with our press and speed Zellers 0-0-0, Anna Rosselit 0-0-0, glass was the difference them up, but they slowed Halee Printz 1-1-3. Totals: 15-7through the first three us down. They were ready 42. Score By Quarters quarters, led by Tori for it (the press).” Troy .....................13 24 37 43 Morgan Miller scored 11 Merrell. Merrell finished Tipp .....................13 17 29 42 with a double-double with points for Tippecanoe, lead3-point goals: Troy — Sakal 13 points and a game-high ing the charge in the sec- 2, Taylor. Tippecanoe — Miller, 15 rebounds, and Todda ond half with nine. Erica Comer, Sharpe. Records: Troy 6-3. Norris added seven points, Comer added five points Tippecanoe 5-5. eight rebounds and three and a team-high nine Reserve score: Tippecanoe rebounds and freshman 42, Troy 39 OT. assists.

■ Boys/Girls Basketball

Roundup ■ CONTINUED FROM 14 5-0 Versailles team, a 6732 winner over Brookville on Thursday. • Girls Miami East 68, Ansonia 10 CASSTOWN — There weren’t many Vikings that didn’t get into the scoring column on Thursday. In fact, 12 Miami East players scored in a 68-10 throttling of Ansonia in Cross County Conference play. Emily Kindell paced the East with 13 points, while Renee DeFord and Angie Mack each pitched in 10.

It wasn’t much of a contest, as Miami East (7-1) soared out to a 30-5 lead by half and outscored Ansonia 38-5 in the final half for the easy victory. The Vikings hit nine 3pointers in the game, and kept Ansonia off the free throw line, giving the Tigers zero attempts. The Vikings resume action against Bethel on Jan. 5. Bradford 42, Troy Christian 38 BRADFORD — Troy Christian and Bradford went down to the wire, but the Railroaders escaped

with the victory on Thursday, defeating the Eagles by a score of 42-38. Troy Christian started the game with seven players and ended the game with three, having a lead at one point in the fourth quarter before three players fouled out of the game. Amanda Benjamin led the Eagles, scoring a game-high 18 points. For Bradford, Michayla Barga scored 16 and Alisha Patty added 10. The Eagles (5-3) resume action at home against New Bremen on Jan. 7, while Bradford (5-

3) plays Parkway on Tuesday. TC North 61, Newton 31 LEWISBURG — Newton fell to Tri-County North on Thursday, 61-31. The story of the game was the second half, as the Panthers outscored the Indians 36-10 after only leading by four at half. Marina Snipes led Newton with eight points, while Trista Lavy added seven. The Indians (5-5, 2-4 Cross County Conference) play on Jan. 5 against Twin Valley South.

■ College Football

Florida State rallies past Notre Dame, 18-14 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The day before his team took the field for its Champs Sports Bowl matchup with Notre Dame, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher acknowledged that he had higher hopes for his team than how they ended up in 2011. Loaded with talent and expectations in the preseason, the No. 25 Seminoles squandered early season opportunities against ranked foes and fizzled again late in the year to end any path back to the Bowl Championship Series.

Thursday night’s 18-14 win over Notre Dame in front of a sellout crowd at Florida’s Citrus Bowl might not have been the national stage FSU expected to be on this season, but how it won the game could be proof it is finally making progress. The Seminoles rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit and used a pair of touchdown passes by E.J. Manuel and two field goals from Dustin Hopkins to earn their fourth straight bowl win and second under Fisher. “I’m proud to coach this

football team,” Fisher said. “… We’ve had a lot of trials and tribulations…But that team has special character about it.” FSU receiver Rashad Greene, who caught one of Manuel’s touchdown passes, was selected the game’s MVP. “We had a very good finish,” Manuel said. “We play for each other, not individual stats and performance. We just beat Notre Dame. We’re going to feel good for months.” The Seminoles had just 18 yards of total offense in the first half. They finished

with just 290, including going 3 for 14 on third down, and got an efficient night from Manuel. He played behind a young offensive line, but was 20 for 31 passing for 249 yards. Injuries forced the Seminoles to start four freshman on their line and they gave up five sacks, but their defense picked off Notre Dame quarterbacks Tommy Rees and Andrew Hendrix three times and also had four sacks. Notre Dame shuffled between Rees and Hendrix throughout the game, but

both struggled. They were a combined 19 for 35 and 187 yards passing. FSU scored on all four of its red zone chances. The Irish also were without their biggest offensive weapon late, with receiver Michael Floyd being forced to the sideline following a third quarter touchdown catch with what coach Brian Kelly described afterward was an “upper body injury.” He returned to the game, but was a non-factor. “It started in South Florida,” said Kelly of the Irish’s recurring theme of

turnovers and missed opportunities. “And it continued to shoot itself throughout the entire year. We know what we need to do. We’ve already talked about it, and the players that are going to be back for the 2012 football season will be committed to getting that end done.” Junior linebacker Manti Te’o, who led Notre Dame with 13 tackles and got in on a sack Thursday, said fatigue was not a factor in the Irish not being able to maintain pressure on Manuel in the fourth quarter.



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FOOTBALL National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-New England12 3 0 .800 464 321 8 7 0 .533 360 344 N.Y. Jets 6 9 0 .400 351 385 Buffalo 5 10 0 .333 310 296 Miami South W L T Pct PF PA y-Houston 10 5 0 .667 359 255 Tennessee 8 7 0 .533 302 295 Jacksonville 4 11 0 .267 224 316 Indianapolis 2 13 0 .133 230 411 North W L T Pct PF PA x-Baltimore 11 4 0 .733 354 250 x-Pittsburgh 11 4 0 .733 312 218 Cincinnati 9 6 0 .600 328 299 4 11 0 .267 209 294 Cleveland West W L T Pct PF PA 8 7 0 .533 306 383 Denver 8 7 0 .533 333 395 Oakland San Diego 7 8 0 .467 368 351 Kansas City 6 9 0 .400 205 335 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA 8 7 0 .533 363 386 N.Y. Giants 8 7 0 .533 355 316 Dallas Philadelphia 7 8 0 .467 362 318 Washington 5 10 0 .333 278 333 South W L T Pct PF PA y-New Orleans12 3 0 .800 502 322 9 6 0 .600 357 326 x-Atlanta 6 9 0 .400 389 384 Carolina Tampa Bay 4 11 0 .267 263 449 North W L T Pct PF PA y-Green Bay 14 1 0 .933 515 318 10 5 0 .667 433 342 x-Detroit 7 8 0 .467 336 328 Chicago 3 12 0 .200 327 432 Minnesota West W L T Pct PF PA y-San Francisco12 3 0 .800 346 202 Seattle 7 8 0 .467 301 292 7 8 0 .467 289 328 Arizona 2 13 0 .133 166 373 St. Louis x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday's Game Indianapolis 19, Houston 16 Saturday's Games Oakland 16, Kansas City 13, OT Tennessee 23, Jacksonville 17 Pittsburgh 27, St. Louis 0 Buffalo 40, Denver 14 Carolina 48, Tampa Bay 16 Minnesota 33, Washington 26 Baltimore 20, Cleveland 14 New England 27, Miami 24 N.Y. Giants 29, N.Y. Jets 14 Cincinnati 23, Arizona 16 Detroit 38, San Diego 10 San Francisco 19, Seattle 17 Philadelphia 20, Dallas 7 Sunday's Game Green Bay 35, Chicago 21 Monday's Game New Orleans 45, Atlanta 16 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. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 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. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 4:15 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 8:30 p.m. College Football FBS Bowl Glance Subject to Change All Times EST Saturday, Dec. 17 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Temple 37, Wyoming 15 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Ohio 24, Utah State 23 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 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 Southern Mississippi 24, Nevada 17 Monday, Dec. 26 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Missouri 41, North Carolina 24 Tuesday, Dec. 27 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Purdue 37, Western Michigan 32 Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina State 31, Louisville 24 Wednesday, Dec. 28 Military Bowl At Washington Toledo 42, Air Force 41 Holiday Bowl At San Diego Texas 21, California 10 Thursday, Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Florida State 18, Notre Dame 14 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 (10-2), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Georgia (10-3) vs. Michigan State (10-3), 1 p.m. (ABC) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Florida (6-6) vs. Ohio State (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN2) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (11-2), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Stanford (11-1) vs. Oklahoma State (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Michigan (10-2) vs. Virginia Tech (112), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 4 Orange Bowl At Miami West Virginia (9-3) vs. Clemson (103), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 6 Cotton Bowl At Arlington,Texas Kansas State (10-2) vs. Arkansas (10-2), 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 National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 1 1 .500 Toronto 1 1 .500 Philadelphia 1 1 .500 New Jersey 1 2 .333 Boston 0 3 .000 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 3 0 1.000 Atlanta 2 0 1.000 Orlando 2 1 .667 Charlotte 1 1 .500 Washington 0 2 .000 Central Division W L Pct Indiana 2 0 1.000 Cleveland 1 1 .500 Chicago 1 1 .500 Milwaukee 1 1 .500 Detroit 0 2 .000 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct New Orleans 2 0 1.000 San Antonio 2 1 .667 Houston 1 1 .500 Memphis 0 2 .000 Dallas 0 3 .000 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 4 0 1.000 Denver 2 0 1.000 Portland 2 0 1.000 Minnesota 0 2 .000 Utah 0 2 .000 Pacific Division W L Pct

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SPORTS ON TV TODAY BOXING 11 p.m. SHO — Super middleweights, Andre Dirrell (19-10) vs. Darryl Cunningham (24-2-0); light heavyweights, Luis Garcia (11-0-0) vs. Alexander Johnson (12-0-0); middleweights, Jermain Taylor (28-4-1) vs. Jessie Nicklow (222-3), at Cabazon, Calif. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ESPN — Armed Forces Bowl, BYU vs. Tulsa, at Dallas 3:20 p.m. ESPN — Pinstripe Bowl, Rutgers vs. Iowa St., at New York 6:40 p.m. ESPN — Music City Bowl, Mississippi St. vs. Wake Forest, at Nashville, Tenn. 10 p.m. ESPN — Insight Bowl, Iowa vs. Oklahoma, at Tempe, Ariz. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — W. Michigan at Duke 9 p.m. ESPN2 — West Virginia at Seton Hall NBA BASKETBALL 10:30 p.m. WGN — Chicago at L.A. Clippers

SATURDAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon ESPN — Meineke Car Care Bowl, Texas A&M vs. Northwestern, at Houston 2 p.m. CBS — Sun Bowl, Georgia Tech vs. Utah, at El Paso, Texas 3:30 p.m. ABC — Liberty Bowl, Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt, at Memphis, Tenn. ESPN — Fight Hunger Bowl, Illinois vs. UCLA, at San Francisco 7:30 p.m. ESPN — Chick-fil-A Bowl, Virginia vs. Auburn, at Atlanta MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon CBS — National coverage, Louisville at Kentucky ESPN2 — Virginia Tech at Oklahoma St. 2 p.m. ESPN2 — Providence at Georgetown 4 p.m. ESPN2 — Illinois at Purdue FSN — UCLA at California 6 p.m. ESPN2 — Ohio St. at Indiana 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Gonzaga at Xavier 10 p.m. ESPN2 — Oregon at Washington MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY 7 p.m. VERSUS — Boston U. at Notre Dame SOCCER 7:30 a.m. ESPN2 — Premier League, Blackburn at Manchester United WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m. FSN — Arizona at Arizona St. 2 1 .667 — Golden State 1 1 .500 ½ L.A. Clippers Sacramento 1 1 .500 ½ L.A. Lakers 1 2 .333 1 0 2 .000 1½ Phoenix Wednesday's Games Indiana 90, Toronto 85 Miami 96, Charlotte 95 Atlanta 101, Washington 83 Cleveland 105, Detroit 89 New Orleans 97, Boston 78 Oklahoma City 98, Memphis 95 San Antonio 115, L.A. Clippers 90 Denver 117, Utah 100 Philadelphia 103, Phoenix 83 Golden State 92, New York 78 Thursday's Games Orlando 94, New Jersey 78 Houston 105, San Antonio 85 Oklahoma City 104, Dallas 102 Chicago at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Denver at Portland, 10 p.m. New York at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games Orlando at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Miami at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Houston at Memphis, 8 p.m. Toronto at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Utah, 9 p.m. Chicago at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Denver at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Indiana at Detroit, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 7 p.m. New York at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Utah at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Golden State, 9 p.m. Thursday's Scores Boys Basketball Beachwood 71, Chagrin Falls 57 Berlin Hiland 67, Cols. Brookhaven 50 Bowling Green 74, Cle. Hay 63 Can. Timken 78, Copley 68, OT Celina 67, Cols. Ready 49 Cin. Colerain 64, Cin. NW 57 Cin. Finneytown 62, Hamilton Ross 55 Cin. La Salle 70, Cin. Oak Hills 41 Cin. Sycamore 49, Kettering Fairmont 41 Cle. VASJ 83, Parma Hts. Holy Name 59 Cuyahoga Hts. 62, Cornerstone Christian 36 Gates Mills Hawken 67, Gates Mills Gilmour 64 Gates Mills Hawken 67, Gates Mills Gilmour 64 Greenfield McClain 54, Frankfort Adena 31 Hamilton Badin 56, Trenton Edgewood 29 Holland Springfield 55, Oregon Clay 36 Hudson 64, Tallmadge 47 Kirtland 80, Middlefield Cardinal 66 Lima Cent. Cath. 62, Wapakoneta 45 Louisville Aquinas 47, Can. Cent. Cath. 45 Lucasville Valley 64, Portsmouth Clay 24 Maria Stein Marion Local 49, Lima Shawnee 48 Mason 52, Milford 32 Mentor 102, Greater Atlanta Christian, Ga. 77 Mt. Orab Western Brown 56, Fayetteville-Perry 48 New Boston Glenwood 56, McDermott Scioto NW 41 New Washington Buckeye Cent. 57, Mansfield St. Peter's 52 Norwood 67, Batavia Amelia 59, OT OVC 54, Teays Valley Christian, W.Va. 49 Pinecrest, Ga. 90, Kettering Alter 46 Reading 61, Williamsburg 44

Rocky River 70, Cle. Hts. Lutheran E. 36 Sardinia Eastern 56, Georgetown 36 Seaman N. Adams 68, W. Union 33 Spring. Kenton Ridge 56, Spring. Greenon 50 St. Bernard Roger Bacon 58, Worthington Kilbourne 51 Strongsville 83, E. Cle. Shaw 66 Swanton 66, Rossford 58 Sylvania Southview 72, Tol. Rogers 64 Tol. Cent. Cath. 48, Elida 36 Urbana 51, Bellefontaine 50 Wellston 58, Chillicothe Huntington 56, OT Xenia 85, St. Paris Graham 53 Versailles Invitational Casstown Miami E. 60, Anna 48 Versailles 67, Brookville 32 WPTW Tournament Sidney Lehman 75, Piqua 60 Thursday's Scores Girls Basketball Akr. SVSM 51, Youngs. Ursuline 49 Apple Creek Waynedale 68, Rittman 40 Arcadia 52, Carey 46 Archbold 46, Pettisville 36 Arlington 71, Kenton 45 Ashland 42, Mansfield Sr. 38 Bascom Hopewell-Loudon 51, Northwood 40 Beallsville 51, New Matamoras Frontier 45 Bellaire 56, Bridgeport 46 Belmont Union Local 51, Martins Ferry 48 Beloit W. Branch 42, Canal Fulton Northwest 22 Bowling Green 96, Tol. Scott 38 Bradford 42, Troy Christian 38 Bucyrus Wynford 51, Upper Sandusky 38 Cadiz Harrison Cent. 63, Barnesville 49 Casstown Miami E. 68, Ansonia 10 Chesapeake 72, Willow Wood Symmes Valley 31 Chillicothe 35, Amanda-Clearcreek 33 Cin. Hughes 62, Cin. N. College Hill 42 Cin. Madeira 59, Cin. Mt. Healthy 51 Cin. Purcell Marian 50, Batavia Clermont NE 26 Cortland Lakeview 59,Youngs. Liberty 50 Cory-Rawson 29, Old Fort 22 Crestline 55, N. Robinson Col. Crawford 48 Creston Norwayne 54, Jeromesville Hillsdale 51 Crown City S. Gallia 56, Glouster Trimble 42 Cuyahoga Falls 44, Akr. Ellet 30 Cuyahoga Hts. 42, Brunswick 28 Dalton 50, Doylestown Chippewa 46 Day. Belmont 44, Lebanon 42 Day. Thurgood Marshall 57, Cle. VASJ 15 Dola Hardin Northern 55, Lima Perry 30 E. Liverpool 45, Steubenville Cath. Cent. 42 Findlay 42, Defiance 31 Ft. Jennings 59, McComb 51 Greenwich S. Cent. 60, New London 28 Hamilton 59, Seton 32 Holland Springfield 48, Oregon Clay 19 Hubbard 61, Niles McKinley 51 Ironton St. Joseph 35, Portsmouth Sciotoville 31 Jefferson Area 48, Girard 39 Kettering Fairmont 56, Lewis Center Olentangy 39 Kinsman Badger 49, Newbury 33 Lewisburg Tri-County N. 61, Newton Local 31 Lewistown Indian Lake 47, Jackson Center 32 Lexington 55, Bellville Clear Fork 36

TROY DAILY NEWS • WWW.TROYDAILYNEWS.COM Louisville Aquinas 46, Can. Cent. Cath. 14 Malvern 46, Salineville Southern 33 Marietta 55, New Philadelphia 46 Massillon Jackson 51, Minford 23 Medina Highland 68, Alliance 27 Metamora Evergreen 86, Oregon Stritch 42 Millbury Lake 56, Fostoria St. Wendelin 54 Mt. Blanchard Riverdale 60, Lucas 23 N. Baltimore 67, Vanlue 28 N. Lewisburg Triad 55, Mechanicsburg 48 N. Royalton 49, Euclid 42 Napoleon 44, Hamler Patrick Henry 34 Nelsonville-York 47, New Lexington 39 Newton Falls 77, Leavittsburg LaBrae 27 Norwalk St. Paul 54, Monroeville 48 Notre Dame Academy 68, Fremont Ross 20 Oberlin Firelands 65, Elyria Open Door 17 Orrville 70, Mansfield Madison 47 Pandora-Gilboa 52, Lafayette Allen E. 32 Franklin-Monroe 50, Pitsburg Arcanum 44 Poland Seminary 40, Austintown Fitch 34 Ravenna 66, Rootstown 26 Rayland Buckeye 59, Weir, W.Va. 49 Reading 72, St. Bernard Roger Bacon 34 S. Charleston SE 50, Cedarville 34 Sarahsville Shenandoah 65, Caldwell 31 Sebring McKinley 49, Heartland Christian 30 Shadyside 57, Woodsfield Monroe Cent. 44 Shaker Hts. Laurel 61, Parma Padua 37 Sharon, Pa. 57, Brookfield 45 Smithville 55, W. Salem NW 31 Spring. NE 45, Spring. Emmanuel Christian 34 St. Marys, W.Va. 75, Stewart Federal Hocking 28 Struthers 65, Lisbon Beaver 28 Sylvania Northview 71, Tol. Start 44 Tiffin Calvert 54, Norwalk 52 Tol. Christian 44, Genoa Area 39 Tol. Rogers 71, Sylvania Southview 51 Troy 43, Tipp City Tippecanoe 42 Ursuline Academy 51, Liberty Twp. Lakota E. 38 Van Wert 40, Bellmont, Ind. 33 W. Lafayette Ridgewood 56, Johnstown-Monroe 44 W. Liberty-Salem 51, Spring. Cath. Cent. 35 Wahama, W.Va. 64, Pomeroy Meigs 62 Warren Harding 63, Warren Champion 40 Warren JFK 43, Canfield S. Range 37 Washington C.H. 64, Cols. Franklin Hts. 12 Wheelersburg 47, Chillicothe Zane Trace 39 Willard 61, New Washington Buckeye Cent. 52 Williamstown, W.Va. 67, Albany Alexander 49 Wooster 46, Millersburg W. Holmes 45 Youngs. Christian 43, Leetonia 30 Youngs. Mooney 50, E. Palestine 21 Zanesville 57, Newark Licking Valley 33 Zanesville Rosecrans 51, Philo 39

HOCKEY National Hockey League All Times EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 35 22 9 4 48103 76 Philadelphia 36 22 10 4 48123106 Pittsburgh 37 21 12 4 46120 97 New Jersey 36 20 15 1 41100104 N.Y. Islanders35 12 17 6 30 80112 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 34 24 9 1 49121 64 37 18 14 5 41116122 Toronto 37 17 15 5 39113128 Ottawa Buffalo 36 17 16 3 37 97106 Montreal 38 14 17 7 35 97107 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 37 19 11 7 45 99101 Winnipeg 37 18 14 5 41101105 Washington 35 18 15 2 38104106 Tampa Bay 36 16 17 3 35 99120 Carolina 39 13 20 6 32101130 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 37 23 10 4 50122105 36 23 12 1 47118 81 Detroit 36 21 11 4 46 94 80 St. Louis Nashville 37 19 14 4 42 98104 Columbus 37 10 22 5 25 91124 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 37 23 12 2 48123 90 Minnesota 39 21 12 6 48 93 91 Colorado 39 20 18 1 41104113 Calgary 38 18 16 4 40 93102 Edmonton 36 15 18 3 33 99100 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 34 19 11 4 42 99 83 Los Angeles 38 18 14 6 42 82 89 Dallas 36 20 15 1 41 96105 Phoenix 38 18 16 4 40 98101 Anaheim 35 10 19 6 26 83115 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday's Games Nashville 2, Minnesota 1, SO New Jersey 3, Buffalo 1 Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 1 Los Angeles 2, Chicago 0 Boston 2, Phoenix 1, OT Vancouver 3, San Jose 2, OT Thursday's Games N.Y. Islanders 3, Calgary 1 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 2 Carolina 4, Toronto 3, OT Tampa Bay 4, Montreal 3 Minnesota 4, Edmonton 3 Winnipeg 1, Los Angeles 0, OT Columbus 4, Dallas 1 Colorado 3, Phoenix 2 Vancouver at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Friday's Games Buffalo at Washington, 7 p.m. Calgary at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Edmonton at N.Y. Islanders, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 3 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 5 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Montreal at Florida, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Toronto at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Detroit, 7 p.m. Washington at Columbus, 7 p.m. Boston at Dallas, 8 p.m. Colorado at Anaheim, 8 p.m.


Browns’ McCoy improving BEREA (AP) — Colt McCoy didn’t want to relive any of what happened to him three weeks ago. It’s not clear if he remembers that night in Pittsburgh. The Browns’ young quarterback wants to move on from a concussion that ended his season, spawned a controversy and prompted the NFL to do more to treat injured players. Sporting a newly grown beard, McCoy said Thursday that he’s “feeling better” and making progress from the concussion he sustained on Dec. 8 from a helmet-tohelmet hit delivered by Steelers linebacker James Harrison. McCoy, who has not been medically cleared to practice since he was blasted by Harrison, refused to answer questions about what he recalls from the hit or what transpired in its aftermath. McCoy, though, did praise Cleveland’s medical staff for its handling of his concussion despite the team not testing him for a head injury on the sideline and sending him back in the game after sitting out just two plays. “Our medical staff does an outstanding job and that should never be in question,” said McCoy, speaking for the first time since he was diagnosed with the concussion. McCoy didn’t want to talk about the vicious hit by Harrison, who lowered his head and delivered a crushing blow to the QB’s facemask, knocking his feet out from under him and sprawling him on his back. McCoy also declined to reveal any of his symptoms or why he hasn’t been allowed to return to the field.


Saints setting records METAIRIE, La. (AP) — As much as the Saints emphasize that winning comes before setting records, players such as Pierre Thomas don’t want to diminish the value of making history. “It means a lot,” the running back said after Thursday’s practice. “It’s something that I’m always going to have to cherish for the rest of my life and say, ‘I was a part of that team when we did that.’” In this case, Thomas was referring to records the Saints offense already has set through 15 games. New Orleans has 6,857 yards from scrimmage this season, easily eclipsing the previous club mark of 6,571 set in 2008. Thomas, who often turns screen passes into substantial gains, also helped quarterback Drew Brees throw for an NFL record 5,087 yards this season, breaking Dan Marino’s 27-year-old mark of 5,084. Heading into Sunday’s season finale against Carolina, the Saints’ offense is 219 yards from breaking the NFL team record of 7,075 yards set by the 2000 St. Louis Rams. While Thomas won’t deny he’d like to see the Saints capture that mark against the Panthers, he’s a little less comfortable talking about something that has not yet been accomplished.


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