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March 1, 2012 It’s Where You Live!

Volume 104, No. 52

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Maple sugarin’ time Singer, Jones dies at age 66 Davy Jones, the diminutive heartthrob who rocketed to the top of the 1960s music charts by beckoning millions of adoring fans while singing the catchy refrains of The Monkees, died Wednesday. He was 66. His publicist, Helen Kensick, confirmed that Jones died of a heart attack near his home in Indiantown. Jones complained of breathing troubles early in the morning and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, said Rhonda Irons, spokeswoman of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

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Last madam of brothel dies The last madam of the infamous Texas brothel that inspired the movie and Broadway show “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” has died in Phoenix. She was 84. Edna Milton Chadwell’s nephew, Robert Kleffman, said Wednesday his aunt, the last owner of the Chicken Ranch brothel in La Grange, Texas, died Feb. 25. She had been in the hospital since a car accident in October.

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Stabbing suspect in court

Park district set to offer event Saturday

BY WILL E SANDERS Ohio Community Media The man who plunged a pocket knife into the back of another man during an argument that later turned to a physical altercation at a Piqua bar e a r l y We d n e s d a y morning appeared in municipal court for his arraignment Wednesday. BARNES The bond for Steven E. Barnes, 31, of Piqua, was set at $50,000 for his lone count of felonious assault following a bar brawl that began just after midnight Wednesday at

BY MELODY VALLIEU Staff Writer It’s maple sugarin’ time. And, for those with any interest in knowing how the sugary syrup makes its way to their grocer’s shelf, the Miami County Park District has a program just for you. From 1-3 p.m. Saturday, The Discovering Maple Ridge program will actually serve a two-fold purpose — to continue to introduce the county’s newest park to the community and to offer a look into the maple sugaring process. The event will be offered at Maple Ridge, the 120-acre entrance to Stillwater Prairie Reserve, located at 10430 State Route 185, Covington. According to the Miami County District Marketing Park Administrator Amanda Smith, visitors can take a short hike to the sugar house where they will see a maple tree that has been tapped, be introduced to the process of maple sugaring, sample the syrup made from trees on the property and see some of the historical remnants of a previous sugar house. Rod Schmidt, maple sugaring expert and park district employee, will be on hand to speak with visitors and the Volunteers in Parks will serve hot chocolate while participants warm themselves by the fire. “The Discovering Maple Ridge Program is our first public maple sugaring program. It wouldn’t have been possible without the hundreds of hours by our dedicated volunteers,” Tama Cassidy, assistant environmental education director. Although the park district’s maple syrup is only available for demonstration, Dohner’s Maple Camp from West Milton will be selling locally tapped syrup at the site. Smith said the program would


Miami County Park District Operations Specialist Rod Schmidt transfers sap into a bucket Wednesday at Maple Ridge. According to Schmidt the park district has 30 taps on various sugar maple trees. They have collected 120 gallons of sap.


Sap flows from a sugar maple tree at Maple Ridge at Stillwater Prairie Reserve Wednesday. be a good lesson for children. “We think it is important to show people, especially children, where their food comes from. Maple syrup doesn’t come from an aisle in the store; it comes from a tree in the woods,” Smith said. The only timed event during Discovering Maple Ridge will be a 1:15 p.m. historical talk by

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Margaret Hartzell. Hartzell’s parents, Warren and Lulu Coy, purchased the farm in 1947. She will be reminiscing about growing up on the property and making maple syrup as a young girl. “The rest is kind of drop in and walk up to the sugar house,” Smith said. “Visitors can take a self-guided hike to see the stand of maples and diverse terrain on the property.” The park’s terrain boasts 2.5 miles of hiking trails, a fishing pond, two wildlife ponds and unique ravines that stretch from the upland prairie part of the property — part of the Annie Oakley Corridor — through the woodland segment and on into the Stillwater River, Smith said. “We thought the Maple Ridge property would be a great addition

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Huffman, Nordquist seek post BY WILL E SANDERS Ohio Community Media


In the March 6 primary election, Republican voters in Miami County will weigh in on who they want to serve as county coroner. In the only contested primary race for a position in county government, incumbent Dr. Bruce Nordquist will take on challenger Dr. Steve Huffman. In 2008, both Nordquist and Huffman battled for the position in a five-way race to be the next Miami County coroner after then-

coroner Dr. Judith Nickras, a Democrat, decided not to run for re-election. In that race, Nordquist and Huffman received the most votes, with Nordquist defeating Huffman. Now, without a Democrat challenger in the fall elections, the HUFFMAN NORDQUIST winner of the coroner’s primary election on March 6 will all but er at his office in Troy in 1973. He retired in 2007. secure the post for the victor. In addition, Nordquist has had Nordquist, 78, born, raised and still a resident of Troy, began serv• See POST on Page 2 ing as a general family practition-


Sheriffs join the book BY MELANIE YINGST Staff Writer Now it is easier than ever to “Like” the Miami County Sheriff ’s Office. The office launched its official Facebook page to join the social networking community to provide ongoing media alerts and community outreach. “We’ll post the weekly list of ‘Most Wanted’ lists, pictures and public relations pieces,” said Miami County Sheriff ’s Office Lt. James McGlinch. McGlinch said the social network page will act more of a community outreach piece for information such as the sheriff ’s office coats for kids campaign, neighborhood watch alerts and other general information. “We will only accept crime tips and other anonymous information through our website,” McGlinch said. “If we discover a certain pattern of crime, we’ll post updates for the community to be on the look out for certain vehicle descriptions and so on.” McGlinch said the page is still in its early phases and will focus on community outreach and public relations. Other counties, such as Darke County Sheriff ’s Facebook are

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The Sugar Camp The sugar camp has been in use for more than a half a century. George W. Johnson purchased this property to farm in 1913. He used the grove of more than 100 large sugar maples to make maple syrup. In 1947, Warren Coy purchased the farm from George Johnson and he also used this grove to make maple syrup. His daughter, Margaret Hartzell will reminisce during a talk at 1:15 p.m. Saturday about growing up on the property and making maple syrup as a young girl. The original Sugar Camp House has been renovated with funds provided by The Coy Family, Joyce Ashton, Sandra and Terry Netzley, Kerber Sheet Metal and the Miami County Park District.

Lucky’s Bar, 108 N. Main St., in Piqua. Authorities were called to Lucky’s at 12:21 a.m. after Barnes and the victim, identified as Jeffery Cline, 37, also of Piqua, got into a heated argument that stemmed from a game of pool that Cline was playing with Barnes’ father, authorities with the Piqua Police Department said. “Somehow the suspect got involved and there was a verbal altercation with the victim and ultimately this led to the suspect allegedly stabbing the victim once in the back with a folding pocket knife,” said Piqua Deputy Chief Marty Grove. After the stabbing, things turned more physical, Grove added, as Cline then

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CHARDON, (AP) — The teenager suspected in an Ohio school shooting struggled with a broken family and did poorly in school, then appeared to turn himself around once he was taken in by grandparents and began to attend an alternative school, longtime neighbors and friends said Wednesday To a person, they expressed disbelief at how the quiet but friendly boy could now be a suspect in a shooting that left three people dead and appears to have involved a gun that disappeared from his grandfather’s barn. “T.J. was a very fine person,” Carl Henderson, a

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Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the City of Huber Heights Council, Montgomery County, Ohio, on December 5, 2011, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the said district at the Primary Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 6th day of March 2012 the following question “Shall the Ordinance providing for a 0.20% levy on income for (1) eliminating all use specific earmarks contained in the current income tax ordinance allowing all income tax revenues be received for PUBLIC SAFETY, STREETS, RECREATION AND OTHER GENERAL CITY OPERATIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR POLICE AND FIRE, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, SALARIES AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS, and (2) making permanent the 0.20% income tax slated for termination December 31, 2015, with credits for income taxes paid to other jurisdictions, which will not tax social security benefits, pensions, interest payments, inheritance, and other items excluded by the City income tax ordinance, be passed?

Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the City of Huber Heights Council, Montgomery County, Ohio, on December 5, 2011, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the said district at the Primary Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 6th day of March 2012 the following question “Shall the Ordinance providing for an additional 0.25 per cent levy on income, beginning on July 1, 2012, for PUBLIC SAFETY, STREETS, RECREATION AND OTHER GENERAL CITY OPERATIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR POLICE AND FIRE, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, SALARIES AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS which will not tax social security benefits, pensions, interest payments, inheritance, and other items excluded by the City income tax ordinance, be passed?

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longtime neighbor of the suspect’s grandparents, Thomas and Michelle Lane, said Wednesday. “Nice-looking man, very friendly, spoke to you, carried a conversation with you.” The gun, a .22 caliber revolver, was noticed as missing after Monday’s shootings and fits the description of the pistol that reportedly was used to kill three students and wound two others at Chardon High School, said Henderson, a retired police officer and former Geauga County sheriff. He said he has spoken to the grandfather, Thomas Lane, about the gun. The suspect’s grandfather believes the gun is the

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struck Barnes in the face as other bar patrons took the suspect down and got the knife from his grasp. As a result, Barnes also sustained cuts to his hand as the knife was wrestled away during the melee. Both men were later transported to the Upper Valley Medical Center for wounds sustained in the attack and were both later released. Barnes also suffered serious injuries to his face and a mugshot of him released by the jail showed his left eye black and blue and swollen completely shut. If Barnes, who has been charged and convicted of assault in the past, is convicted as charged he faces between two to eight years in prison for the seconddegree felony.

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there would be a much quicker response to the scene of accidents and coroner cases.” In addition, Huffman said he would file his death certificates with the clerk of courts, “which hasn’t been done with the clerk of courts for years,” he said. Huffman also said how crucial of a position the county coroner is and how the position of coroner means he must deal with law enforcement and first responders to funeral home directors and families who have suffered the loss of the loved one. Huffman added he will bring added attention to the position, if elected. He said if things go his way, he will be available and ready to serve “at a moment’s notice.” A graduate of Milton-Union High School, Huffman graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in psychology in 1987, and a degree in sociology in 1988. Then in 1992, he graduated from the Medical College of Ohio with a medical doctorate. Huffman and his wife, Kathryn, have five children.


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with his M.D., which also is where he attained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Aside from being the county coroner, he also works closely with Hospice of Miami County. Huffman, 47, a resident of Tipp City and lifelong resident of Miami County, is board certified in family and emergency medicine, in addition to being certified in advanced trauma life support, basic life support, pediatric advanced life support and advanced coronary life support. For the last 18 years he has worked as an emergency room doctor with Premier Health Care services and is on the medical staff of several area hospitals, including Upper Valley Medical Center. Huffman said among the reasons he is running to be the county coroner again is because he understands how important it is to be readily available to law enforcement and first responders, noting that making them wait at accident and crime scenes is “inexcusable.” “There is a lack of service and attention from the current county coroner,” Huffman said. “If elected,


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previous work in obstetrics, assisting with surgeries, participating in evening clinics and the emergency room. Nordquist was chief of staff at Stouder Memorial Hospital in 1976-77, when he and two local nurses began a non-profit wellchild clinic. Through past positions he served in prior to being elected coroner, including in the emergency room, Nordquist said he had contact with the coroner’s office on a regular basis with diagnostic testing, X-rays and anatomic evaluations, which gave him a better understanding of the job. Nordquist said he has enjoyed his first term as county coroner, but said there are still some problems that exist that could be improved substantially, noting one of his top priorities is better suicide prevention for young adults. “We have too many suicides with young adults and a lot could be done about this through the school system,” Nordquist said, adding he hopes the schools are receptive to the idea. “The school

system doesn’t really teach anything with how to handle stress, and lots of these (young adult suicides) deal with stress and their response to stress. The school needs to be more open to do that.” Nordquist said he has done a good job as the county coroner and said he reduced the number of autopsies each year than his predecessor and that it has reduced costs and expenses. “I have reduced some of the costs by eliminating some of the unnecessary paperwork,” he said. He said additional work he would like to see cultivated is better cooperation between hospitals and family doctors. Nordquist said not only is he qualified for a second term, but that he also is the only candidate who has no other business obligations, and he said he can therefore be available on a 24-hour basis. Among some of the awards Nordquist has received include a Physician’s Recognition Award in 2000, and the Averall Pillar award in 2001. Nordquist graduated from the University of Michigan in 1977


same, “because the gun was there the day before, in the barn,” said Henderson, 74, who says he’s been friends with the boy’s family for nearly 50 years. A law enforcement official familiar with the investigation said the gun used in the shooting, a Ruger .22-caliber Mark III target pistol, was bought legally in August 2010 from a gun shop in Mentor, Ohio. The official, who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation, said Lane told authorities he stole gun from his uncle. It wasn’t clear Wednesday whether the gun might have been the same one missing from the grandfather’s barn. Henderson said he isn’t aware of an uncle’s involvement with the gun. Lane, 17, admitted taking a pistol and a knife to the 1,100-student Chardon High and firing 10 shots at a group of students sitting at a cafeteria table, prosecutor David Joyce said.

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portions also are served. Contact the church office at (937) 676-3193 for more • CLUB MEETING: The information. Brukner Gem and Mineral • SHARE-A-MEAL: The Club will meet at 7 p.m. at C o m m u n i t y First United Church of the center. The speaker will Christ’s monthly Share-Abe David Lacko, a specialCalendar Meal will be offered from ist in meteorites and rocks 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at from outer space. There is CONTACT US the church, corner of South no charge for attending, Market and Canal streets, and guests are invited to Troy. The meal will feature attend. jackpot noodles, mashed • ANNUAL Call Melody potatoes and gravy, appleBANQUET: The Miltonsauce, cake and beverages. Vallieu at Union Alumni Association Share-A-Meal is a program 440-5265 to will meet at 9 a.m. at the to reach out to the commuMilton-Union Public Library list your free nity by providing nourishing to work on the association meals to anyone wishing to calendar newsletter. The group also participate while giving an items.You is making plans for the opportunity to socialize with 124th annual banquet can send others in the community. scheduled for May 19. If your news by e-mail to the Canal Street Use you know of a change in entrance where we the address of an alumni church is handicapped member, mail information accessible. to M-U Alumni, P.O. Box • DISCOVERING MAPLE 383, West Milton, OH RIDGE: The Miami County Park District 45383. • SENIOR LUNCHEON: A senior lunch- will a Discovering Maple Ridge program from 1-3 p.m. at the Maple Ridge entrance eon will be offered at the A.B. Graham to Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 10430 State Memorial Center, 8025 E. U.S. Route 36, Conover. The program will begin at 11 a.m. Route 185, Covington. Come and discover one of the district’s newest parks and with Kenneth Lawler of St. Paris speaking enjoy the rolling terrain and visit the majeson beekeeping. Lunch will be served at tic maples on a self-guided hike. Stop by noon. Call (937) 368-3700 for pricing and the sugar house to warm yourself by the reservations. fire and see how maple syrup is made — • PRAIRIE BURN: Each spring the and how it tastes. Volunteers in the Parks Butler Township Fire Department helps will be on hand to serve hot chocolate. For burn part of Aullwood’s prairie. This land more information, visit the park district’s management practice helps to prevent the website at prairie from reverting back to a forest. • EARTH ADVENTURES: Classes Since burning can only be done during from 5-7:30 p.m. will offer age-appropriate, specific weather conditions, staff often hands-on activities that enable children to does not know the exact day and time explore the world of nature and farming in when the burn will take place. If you are the winter at Aullwood. Fees vary. Prepaid interested in observing the prairie burn, registration is required by calling Aullwood contact Sarah Alverson at Aullwood at at (937) 890-7360 for more information. (937) 890-7360, Ext. 18, or • SUGARBUSH WALK: Starting at for more informa2:30 p.m. from the Aullwood Farm Building, tion. visitors can discover how to make maple • DISCOVERY WALK: A morning dissyrup during the last hikes through the covery walk for adults will be offered from sugarbush. See how to tap the trees, col8-9:30 a.m. at Aullwood Audubon Center, lect the sap and boil it in a wood fired 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. Tom evaporator to make delicious sweet treat. Hissong, education coordinator, will guide Boiling takes place in the sugarhouse. walkers as they experience the seasonal Everyone gets to taste the final product. changes taking place. Bring binoculars.





• CHICKEN FRY: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a three-piece chicken dinner with french fries and coleslaw for $7 from 6-8 p.m. Chicken livers also will be available. • FISH DINNER: American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will offer all-you-can-eat fish and sausage with fries, kraut and dessert at the post home. The meal will be $7 and serving starts at 6 p.m. Carry-outs will be available. • MUSIC PLANNED: Berachah Valley and Rum River Blend will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Clifton Opera House, 5 S. Clay St., Clifton. For more information, call (937) 767-2343. • THEATRICAL PRODUCTION: The Troy Civic Theatre will present “Blythe Spirit,” by Noel Coward, at 8 p.m. at the Barn in the Park. The romantic comedy pits the wife of a successful novelist against the spirit of his first, now dead wife. Tickets are $12, and reservations can be made by calling 339-7700.

• ART EXHIBIT: A Kids’ Nature Art Gallery exhibit will feature Piqua students in grades first through sixth at Brukner Nature Center. The exhibit will feature creations by students in grades first through third at Springcreek Elementary and grade fourth through sixth at Wilder Intermediate. Works of art range from sunflower drawings inspired by Van Gogh to paper collage field mice inspired by a Leo Lionni picture book. • CREATURE FEATURE: The red-tailed hawk will be featured from 2-3 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center, Troy. As spring draws near, many animals have been preparing for the upcoming breeding season. One of these animals which will begin breeding and nesting season very soon is the red tailed hawk. Come discover more about this bird of prey, including some mating behaviors and how and where they raise their young. There will even be an opportunity to meet one of these remarkable raptors. This event is free and open to the public. • GLEE CLUB: The Ohio State University’s Men’s Glee Club will offer a concert at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Troy. The program is free and a free will offering will be taken. • SUNDAY BREAKFAST: Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a made-to-order breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Everything is a la carte. • BREAKFAST SET: Boy Scout Troop No 586 of the American Legion Post No. 586, Tipp City, will present an all-you-caneat breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon for $6. Items available will include eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, toast, cinnamon rolls, fruit, juice, waffles and pancakes. • THEATRICAL PRODUCTION: The Troy Civic Theatre will present “Blythe Spirit,” by Noel Coward, at 4 p.m. at the Barn in the Park. The romantic comedy pits the wife of a successful novelist against the spirit of his first, now dead wife. Tickets are $12, and reservations can be made by calling 339-7700. • BREAKFAST SET: The Sons of the Amvets Post 88 will host an all you can eat breakfast for $6 from 8:30-11 a.m. March 4. The meal includes bacon,sausage,eggs,bisquits and gravey,home fries,coffee,milk,orange juice. • BUSH WALK: Starting at 2:30 p.m. from the Aullwood Farm Building, visitors can discover how to make maple syrup during the last hikes through the sugarbush. See how to tap the trees, collect the sap and boil it in a wood fired evaporator to make delicious sweet treat. Boiling takes place in the sugarhouse. Everyone gets to taste the final product. • PANCAKE BRUNCH: A pancake brunch will be offered every half hour between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Aullwood’s Marie S. Aull Education Center, 1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton. At the Farm, Aullwood staff will lead sugarbush walks to the sugar house where sap is boiling into maple syrup. Prices are $6.50 per adult and $3.50 per child (12 and under). Reservations are suggested by calling Aullwood at (937) 890-7360.

SATURDAY • 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. • PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be offered at 8 a.m. at First Place, Franklin St., Troy. Make a reservation to Steve Baker at 335-6397. • THEATRICAL PRODUCTION: The Troy Civic Theatre will present “Blythe Spirit,” by Noel Coward, at 8 p.m. at the Barn in the Park. The romantic comedy pits the wife of a successful novelist against the spirit of his first, now dead wife. Tickets are $12, and reservations can be made by calling 339-7700. • PANCAKE DAYS: The 2012 Piqua Kiwanis Pancake Day will be from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Upper Valley Career Center, Piqua. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. The meal will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, applesauce and drink. For tickets, call Dean Brewer at 615-1034 or Ryan Ratermann at 773-1671. • PRIME RIB: The Pleasant Hill VFW Post No. 6557, 7578 W. Fenner Road, Ludlow Falls, will offer a prime rib dinner with salad, waffle fries, roll and chocolate pudding for $12 from 5-7 p.m. • PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ, one block west of the intersection of State Route 48 and State Route 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. A deluxe breakfast is available for $5 and includes scrambled eggs. The meal is all the pancakes you can eat and free refills on drinks. Participants also can get a standard breakfast of eggs, sausage and toast if prefer not to have pancakes. Children’s

Annual Edison event set For the Troy Daily News Edison Community College held its annual “Shoot for a Cure” basketball match in the Piqua campus gymnasium Feb. 22 to honor and benefit cancer patients in the area. Admission and concession proceeds from the men’s and women’s games will be split between purchasing education materials for colon cancer at Upper Valley Medical Center and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event. Before the start of the women’s game against Owens Community College, Connie Gariety, mother of player Brooke Gariety, was honored by the Edison Athletics Department for her courageous fight against colon cancer. A year ago, Gariety was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer, but after months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, has entered into remission and received a clean bill of health from her doctors at UVMC. Gariety was presented with an autographed basketball from the women’s

PIQUA team. Jean Heath, director of the UVMC Cancer Center, was on hand to present Gariety with a cookbook. Gariety credits her doctors and UVMC for the care she received during her battle but most importantly knows the love and support she received from her family helped get her through those most difficult times. This past fall, the Edison women’s volleyball team held “Dig for a Cure,” which helped to raise money for the family of Eli Leingang, the 2-year-old son of faculty member Brian Leingang, after he was diagnosed with Leukemia. “So many people out there have been hit hard by cancer, whether personally or through a loved one,” said Chip Hare, Edison athletic director. “We’re very proud and thankful as an institution to be able to give back to the community through this annual event and look forward to continuing it in the future.”


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MIAMI COUNTY — From woodworking, sewing, radio-controlled vehicles, scrapbooking and cake decorating — to theater arts, collectibles, reptiles and amphibians — 4-H offers more than can be imagined. For youth, 4-H offers learning opportunities through clubs, in school and after school programs, and local and state events. For teens, 4-H offers opportunities to learn money management, set goals, develop leadership, attend state, national, and international trips, and make their communities stronger through service activities. For adults, 4-H offers training in how to help plan and conduct age-appropriate activities and projects for youth in safe, nurturing environments.The 4H programs are open to youth ages 5-18 as of Jan. 1. Adults are encouraged to join 4-H as volunteers. To learn more about 4-H, stop by the Miami County 4-H Recruitment Nights from 6-8 p.m. March 23 at the Miami County Fairgrounds. The 2012 Miami County 4-H club enrollment deadline is March 30. For more information on joining 4-H, visit

Kindergarten registration set WEST MILTON — Kindergarten registration for next school year at Milton-Union Elementary will be March 20-22 at the elementary office. It is important for all potential kindergarteners to be registered at this time, even if the parent is not sure they will attend, or all requested documentation is not available. A screening appointment will be made during this time for each child. Children must be 5 years old on or before July 31 to register. Registration hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21. Extended hours will be from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Visitors should report to the elementary school office (located at the corner of Wright Road and Spring Street), with as much of the following documentation as possible: the child’s county birth certificate, Social Security number, a certified copy of any existing custody papers and parents’ proof of residency. Children need not be present for registration, but are welcome.

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Try a delicious recipe for vegetable soup The second month of 2012 is almost over already. A few days ago it was blowing snow and we received quite a few inches. Now this morning the sun is shining bright and the mercury on our thermometer is almost 40 degrees. I will probably take advantage of the weather and wash some coats while we do laundry. I like to hang the laundry outside to dry when it is nice like this. Another job that needs to be done again is washing the windows. With the sun shining on the windows I can really see the dirt. The rain and blowing snow tend to leave their mark on the windows. We will see how far we get, though, as Elizabeth has to go to her job today. She enjoys the little children she cares for during the week. Yesterday we attended church services in our district. There were a lot of women and children missing due to sickness. The benches were still filled, though, with visitors from other church districts and communi-

wear to church. They were pretty excited yesterday morning to wear their new outfits. I sewed the outfits on my old black-colored head Singer sewing machine. My mother had one just like it and it did not often need repair. My other sewing machine is almost 10-years-old. It usually works pretty well, but it has been giving me some problems this last while. I oiled Lovina Eicher it and cleaned it but so far canTroy Daily News Guest not figure out what the problem Columnist is. I probably will end up giving our friend Terry a call to take a ties. Some of my Dad’s cousins look at it. Elizabeth sews on her were there so it was nice to get own sewing machine, which was to visit with them. a Christmas gift from her friend Daughter Susan would like to Timothy. I would like to trade thank you for the encouraging mine in sometime for one like comments on her column last she has. Hers is free-armed and week. A friend printed the com- those are very nice to do hemments from the website so she ming and mending. We also could read them. She is still tak- were sewing pillows. Elizabeth ing Minnie on her daily rides. cuts out the pieces and sews the Last week daughter pieces together. Then I sew the Elizabeth and I accomplished a ruffles on the edges and the lot of sewing. I sewed sons front and back together. Benjamin and Joseph each a Elizabeth also sews the inside new navy jacket and pants to pillow and stuffs it with pillow


stuffing. It is also the last week to get dog licenses renewed. We are planning to take the dogs to the vet for shots and renew their license tomorrow. Buddy, our border collie, is getting pretty big to get into our buggy. Our two rat terriers Rover and Frisco are smaller and easier to handle. We are in the process of installing a solar-powered freezer. The freezer is set up now and the solar-panels are here. A few of our neighbors are coming over tonight to help put the panels up. We are hoping this will work well. I think in the long-run we will save money rather than buying propane for a freezer. We are hoping to butcher a beef once the freezer is running. (Editor’s note: solar power is becoming more popular among the Amish, it’s a way to power some appliances without being connected to “the grid.�) You readers try this recipe for a creamy vegetable soup!

Creamy Vegetable Soup 1 T. vegetable oil 2 medium yellow onions (chopped) 3 cloves garlic 5 c. homemade chicken broth 2 t. Worcestershire sauce 4 T. flour 1 medium head cauliflower (chopped) 1 medium bunch broccoli (chopped) 3 medium potatoes (diced) 2 c. heavy cream 2 c. grated extra sharp cheese Salt and pepper to taste In a large pot, heat the oil and add the onions and cook for five minutes. Add the garlic and cook for one minute. Add the chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce and vegetables and simmer gently for approximately 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir flour with a little soup broth and add mixture along with the cream to the broth, stirring through. Add cheese a little at a time, stirring until completely melted. Enjoy with thick sliced bread.

Pancetta: What it is and how to use it version. Typically made from the belly, the curing process is the same, but the meat usually is not smoked. During curing, it often is seasoned with black pepper, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and herbs. While most American bacon is sliced into thin strips, slabs of pancetta usually are rolled into a log. And that’s how it’s sold at the deli. The log can be sliced to any thickness. Most grocers also sell it in packages presliced and, more commonly, cut into thick cubes. Thanks to smoking, bacon usually has a slightly brownish color; pancetta

tends to be bright or deep red. The flavor of pancetta tends to be clean and assertively bacony — go figure! — and just a bit sweet, especially compared to commercially produced bacon. The curing process for the latter often is as little as a few minutes. Pancetta is cured for days or weeks. Pancetta can be eaten thinly sliced and raw, similar to prosciutto, but more often it is cooked, which gives it an intensely savory flavor. Think of it as maxed out bacon. Pancetta is a must-have for authentic carbonara. And browning small chunks of it is a classic

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In this June 1, 2011, photo taken in Concord, N.H., a pancetta recipe of hummus on sourdough bread and topped with tomatoes, red onions and balsamic vinegar, is shown. and browned, about 5 minby a hummus dish I tried start to many Italian utes. Remove the skillet at a Turkish restaurant. recipes. from the heat and add the For more ideas for using The hummus was mixed hummus, mixing well. pancetta, check out the Off with crisped salami, then Thickly slather a quarter served warm. It was delithe Beaten Aisle column cious, though not as good of the hummus-pancetta over on Food Network: mixture over each slice of as this pancetta version. Start to finish: 15 minutes bread. Top each with 1 or Pancetta Hummus with 2 slices of tomato and a Servings: 4 Balsamic-Drenched 4 ounces pancetta, finely quarter of the red onion. Tomato Drizzle each sandwich This recipe was inspired cubed with balsamic vinegar, 16-ounce package prethen season with pepper. hummus PRE-SPRING SERVICE SPECIAL pared Nutrition information per 4 large, thick slices sourserving (values are roundBe Ready- dough bread, toasted 2 large tomatoes, cut into ed to the nearest whole Beat The thick Save number): 480 calories; 200 slices Rush 25% On calories from fat (42 per1 small red onion, finely Parts & Pick Up cent of total calories); 23 g diced Labor And Delivery fat (8 g saturated; 0 g Balsamic vinegar trans fats); 15 mg cholesGround black pepper Available terol; 52 g carbohydrate; In a medium skillet over 19 g protein; 9 g fiber; medium-high heat, cook 1,070 mg sodium. EQUIPMENT SUPERSTORE the pancetta until crispy 3155 Tipp-Cowlesville Rd. 335-5993

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EDITORIAL ROUNDUP The Telegraph, London, on Iran: When the Cold War ended more than two decades ago, the shadow of nuclear catastrophe lifted on both sides of the Iron Curtain. This year, that era of relative comfort could well draw to a close; alternatively, the West’s efforts to prevent that from happening could trigger a crisis of such gravity that countless millions will be affected. If that sounds like an alarmist prognosis, consider the situation in Iran. Despite an ever-tightening net of economic sanctions — not to mention a covert campaign of sabotage — Iran is drawing inexorably closer to achieving the ability to build nuclear weapons. At the last count, 6,208 centrifuges were enriching uranium inside a previously secret plant at Natanz, defying six United Nations resolutions which ban the regime in Tehran from operating a single such machine. Meanwhile, a further 412 centrifuges have been moved to another once-secret installation. Iran’s scientists may soon be able to present their country’s obdurate and ruthless leaders with an invulnerable means of constructing a nuclear arsenal. As William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, warns in his interview with this newsAs I paper, any such decision on the part of the regime See It would trigger a “new Cold War in the Middle East ■ The Troy without, necessarily, all the safety mechanisms.” Daily News As Hague makes clear, the window to avoid welcomes this outcome is closing. … Yet destroying Iran’s columns from nuclear installations would trigger a war that our readers. To could escalate into a regional conflagration, submit an “As I threatening the global economy by causing oil See It” send prices to soar. The risks attached to military your type-writaction are such that no government presently ten column to: favors this option: even Israel’s official position ■ “As I See It” remains that sanctions should still be given time c/o Troy Daily to work. News, 224 S. The Globe and Mail, Toronto, on oil sands Market St., Troy, OH 45373 and climate change: Canada is justified in making very clear to the ■ You can also e-mail us at European Union that it may well start a World editorial@tdnpu Trade Organization lawsuit, if there is a vote in favor of a proposed measure that would attach a ■ Please special opprobrium to oil from the Canadian oil include your full sands, under the EU’s fuel quality directive. name and teleA group called Friends of the Earth Europe is phone number. making much of Canadian documents it has obtained under a freedom-of-information request, but in fact Joe Oliver, the Minister of Natural Resources, made public the federal government’s position in October, 2011, in a letter to the EU’s commissioner for energy. He raised the prospect that Canada would “not hesitate to defend its interests” if “unjust, discriminatory measures … are put in place.” According to the WTO, countries have a duty to treat similar goods from other countries similarly to their own, and not to discriminate. Some elements in the EU, however, are trying to stigmatize oil-sands bitumen as being in an ignominious class of its own. What’s more, WTO case law has already established that different production processes — oil-sands extraction requires special techniques — do not make similar products dissimilar. This controversy has a hypothetical, somewhat unreal, quality, because Canada does not export bitumen to Europe from the oil sands. Europe does, however, import comparable heavy crudes from Nigeria and the Middle East — which are often worse on the emissions front. The EU measure, if approved, would be a rhetorical gesture, but one that would doubtless be invoked in other settings in order to damage Canada’s reputation. Fortunately, Britain and France are on Canada’s side, and a number of other EU members appear well disposed, too. The federal government is right not to let the oil sands be manipulated as a pawn in a much larger debate over climate change.


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ners on the Miami Valley trails, But unbeknownst to me, I lost my cell phone. Mind you, this cell phone is To the Editor: the link that my loving wife It Happened AGAIN. relies on to track me down if I It’s me again. This may be don’t make it back home in a an ongoing saga with this 71timely manor. After all I might year-old trike-ing enthusiast. tip over on my trike down a Last time I reported on how a steep embankment and nobody citizen was very thoughtful, generous and was willing to go would know I was there, right? So you see when I got home out of their way to be of service I was met with the question to someone (me) in their com“did you lose something?” I didmunity in an everyday little matter. It’s these little matters n’t lose my glasses this time because I left them home. With that truly make for an outa puzzled expression on my standing community. face and no response, she I was traveling from Tipp City to Taylorsville Park enjoy- asked if I had my phone. I ing the sun filled winter day of looked in my phone carrier on my belt and sure enough it was February as carefree as one empty. She proceeds to tell me could be and enjoying the other cyclists, walkers and run- someone had just called using

my phone saying they found it on the trail. Now what’s the chances of someone finding a small cell phone out in the woods, much less someone getting it back to the owner? We drove over to Tipp City to retrieve the phone and to compensate the good Samaritan. Sure enough it was my phone and in good shape. Once again this person (Mike) wouldn’t take any reward or even an offer to by him a drink. As they used to say in my day “wasn’t that swell!” Thanks again Mike for going over and beyond the good neighbor policy of old and being a friend to a complete stranger.

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My daughter is already more successful than me Most parents want their children to grow up and have a better quality of life than they did. I, of course, am not like most parents — for myriad reasons, as you may have guessed. Sure, I want my children to grow up and be wildly successful — I’ve already booked rooms in Boston for when my daughter graduates from Harvard in 2026 — and wish them nothing but the best. With one notable exception. I don’t want my kids to win more trophies than I did as a child. Unfortunately for me, I set a pretty low bar throughout the course of my childhood. I spent much of my youth chasing trophies and all manners of athletic contests. My parents pretty much entered me into every sort of sport and/or competition that contained the possibility of me walking away with a trophy or medal. And do you know what I got for all my efforts? A box full of ribbons — most of them green — that say “participant” on them. You know, the things they handed out to every kid who bothered show-

David Fong Troy Daily News Executive Editor ing up or didn’t quit the team halfway through the season. Every fall, I entered the local Punt, Pass and Kick competition — only to watch other kids (many of them girls) punt, pass and kick a football further than I ever could. Every winter, I entered the local “Shoot, Pass and Dribble” competition, only to watch all the other kids (again, many of them girls) shoot, pass and dribble better than I could. Every spring I played little league baseball, hoping to win some kind of trophy. Every summer, I entered the Strawberry Festival Superkids competition, only to find out Troy was filled with kids who were far more “super” than I could ever hope to be.

— Wes Jones Troy

At some point — after years and years of coming home (usually crying) without a trophy — I started getting desperate. I figured out they only gave trophies to the top three placers — and began hoping I would show up at a competition, only to find two other kids had shown up. I was perfectly fine taking third place in a three-horse race, provided it meant I got a trophy for my efforts. Of course, making all of this more painful was the fact my older brothers and sister won trophies in pretty much every thing they ever entered. They had football trophies, soccer trophies, track and field trophies, basketball trophies — pretty much a trophy for every sport. My parents, of course, made sure all these trophies and medals were prominently displayed and served as constant reminders that I was the shame of the family. At one point, I even asked my parents if they would go ahead and just buy me a trophy. “What for?” they asked me. “I don’t know. Maybe you could just get me a ‘Best Son’ trophy.”

To which they replied, “Because if we are going to be giving out ‘Best Son’ trophies, they are going to go to Chris or Steven — not you. In fact, we’d probably start giving out ‘Best Son’ trophies to their friends before you, because, to be quite honest, we don’t particularly love you.” As it turned out, I finally got my first trophy in the fifth grade as a member of the St. Patrick Elementary School basketball team when I was named “Scholar-Athlete” — which is sort of laughable now, because when most people think of “scholars” and “athletes,” I’m the last person they think of. In any event, this past weekend, my daughter placed in the balance beam competition at her gymnastics meet in Toledo — which puts her far ahead of me in the Fong family trophy/medal count. She will not be getting a “Best Daughter” trophy any time soon. Troy’s very own David Fong appears on Thursdays in the Troy Daily News. He deserves a medal.

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MELISSA A. RICHMOND PIQUA — Melissa A. Richmond, 36, of mother, loyal friend and a true angel in God’s eyes. Piqua, died at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, Feb. Melissa will be greatly missed by her 26, 2012, at Heartland of Piqua Nursing family and friends. Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, on May Monday, March 5, 2012, at Melcher31, 1975, to Charles Richmond, Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, Maineville, Ohio, and Margaret with the Rev. Jack Chalk offi(Engle) Richmond of Dayton, ciating. Burial will follow in Ohio. Miami Memorial Park, Melissa is survived by her Covington. fiancé, Steve Whitt of Piqua; Friends may call from 2-5 four children, Tyler Whitt, Trey p.m. Sunday at the funeral Richmond, Wynn Whitt and home. Rayce Whitt, all of Piqua; one Memorial contributions may sister, Jessica Johnson of be made to Melcher-Sowers Dayton; and one brother, Funeral Home, 646 W. High St., Kenneth Richmond of RICHMOND Piqua, OH 45356, to help Maineville. defray funeral expenses. Melissa graduated from Greene Condolences may be expressed to the County Career Center, Xenia. family at She was a loving companion, caring

MARGUERITE RUTH BAKER GREENVILLE — Marguerite Ruth Baker, 95, of Greenville, formerly of Pleasant Hill, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at Heartland of Greenville. AP This June 4, 1967 file photo shows The Monkees posing with their Emmy award at She was born July 2, 1916, in the 19th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Calif. The group members are, from left Bradford, Ohio, to her parents Albert and Lora (Anthony) Powell. to right, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, and Micky Dolenz. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Kiser; second husband, Glenis Baker; sons, William Kiser and Robert Kiser; sisters, Velma North and Nova Roth; brother, Lester Powell; step children Ralph Baker, Raymond Baker and Roland Baker. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Leah of

Singer Davy Jones of The Monkees dies WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Davy Jones, the diminutive heartthrob who rocketed to the top of the 1960s music charts by beckoning millions of adoring fans while singing the catchy refrains of The Monkees, died Wednesday. He was 66. His publicist, Helen Kensick, confirmed that Jones died of a heart attack near his home in Indiantown. Jones complained of breathing troubles early in the morning and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, said Rhonda Irons, spokeswoman of the Martin County Sheriff’s Office. In a 911 call released Wednesday night, an unidentified woman anxiously pleads “Ambulance, please, hurry!” His home was about 27 miles from the hospital and a fire rescue unit rushed him to the hospital. Jones’ moppish long hair, boyish good looks and his British accent endeared him to legions of screaming young fans after “The Monkees” premiered on NBC in 1966 as a made-for-TV band seeking to capitalize on Beatlemania sweeping the world. Aspirations of Beatles-like fame were never fully achieved, with the TV show lasting just two years. But The Monkees made rock ‘n roll history as the band garnered a wide American following with love-struck hits such as “Daydream Believer” and “I’m a Believer” that endure to this day. Born in Manchester, England, JONES on Dec. 30, 1945, Jones became a child star in his native England who appeared on television and stage, including a heralded role as “The Artful Dodger” in the play “Oliver.” He earned a Tony nomination at 16 when he reprised that role in the show’s Broadway production, a success that brought him to the attention of Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems Television, which created The Monkees. Hundreds turned out for auditions, but the young men who became the Monkees had no idea what ultimately awaited them. “They had an ad in the newspaper,” Jones recalled on NBC’s “Today Show” last year, “and then we all showed up.” “The Monkees” was a band clearly patterned on the Beatle’s film “A Hard Days Night,” chronicling the comic trials and tribulations of a rock group whose four members lived together and traveled to gigs in a tricked-out car called the Monkeemobile. Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz starred with him. Each part was loosely created to resemble one of the Beatles. At 5-feet-3 inches, Jones was by far the shortest member of the group a fact often made light of on the show. But he also was its dreamboat, mirroring Paul McCartney’s role in the Beatles. And as the only Briton among the four, Jones was in some ways the Monkees’ direct connection to the Beatlemania still strong in the U.S. when the TV show made its debut. In August 1966, the Beatles performed in San Francisco, playing their last live set for a paying audience. The same month, the Monkees released their first album, introducing the group to the world. The first single, “Last Train to Clarksville,” became a No. 1 hit. And the TV show would caught on quickly with audiences, featuring fast-paced, helter-skelter comedy inspired as much by the Marx Brothers as the Beatles. It was a shrewd case of cross-platform promotion. As David Bianculli noted in his “Dictionary of Teleliteracy,” ”The show’s self-

contained music videos, clear forerunners of MTV, propelled the group’s first seven singles to enviable positions of the pop charts: three number ones, two number twos, two number threes.” Yet after the show’s launch, The Monkees came under fire from music critics when it was learned that session musicians and not the group’s members had played the instruments on their recordings. They were derided as the “Prefab Four,” an insulting comparison to the Beatles’ nickname, the “Fab Four.” In reality, Jones could play the drums and guitar, and although Dolenz learned to play the drums after he joined the group, he also could play guitar, as could Nesmith. Nesmith also wrote several of The Monkees’ songs, as well as songs for others. Tork, who played bass and keyboards on the TV show, was a multi-instrumentalist. The group eventually prevailed over the show’s producers, including music director Don Kirchner, and began to play their own instruments. Regardless, the group was supported by enviable talent. Carole King and Gerry Goffin wrote “Pleasant Valley Sunday,” and Neil Diamond penned “I’m a Believer.” Musicians who played on their records included Billy Preston, who later played with the Beatles, Glen Campbell, Leon Russell, Ry Cooder and Neil Young. The group also released the 1968 film “Head,” derided at the time as a psychedelic mishmash notable only for an appearance by Jack Nicholson. It has since come to be considered a cult classic by Monkees fans. After two seasons, the TV series had flared out and was canceled after 58 episodes in the summer of 1968. But The Monkees remained a nostalgia act for decades. And Jones maintained that the stage was the only place he truly felt at home. “Even today, I have an inferiority complex,” he told the Daily Mail in an interview last year. “I always feel I’m there at the window, looking in. Except when I’m on stage, and then I really come alive.” After the TV show ended, Jones continued to tour with the other Monkees for a time, sometimes playing the drums at concerts when Dolenz came up front to sing. Many also remember Jones from a widely seen episode of “The Brady Bunch” that aired in 1971, in which he makes an appearance at Marcia Brady’s school dance. In the episode, Marcia Brady, president of her school’s Davy Jones Fan Club, promised she could get him to appear before her classmates. The group eventually broke up over creative differences, although it did reunite from time to time for brief tours over the years, usually without Nesmith. In 1987, Jones, Tork, and Dolenz recorded a new album, “Pool It.” And two years later, the group received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On Wednesday, flowers were placed on Jones’ own Hollywood star nearby as fans mourned. All four of the Monkees came together for a 1996 album, “Justus,” and a subsequent TV movie “Hey, Hey, It’s The Monkees!” that saw them still living in the same house and still traveling in the Monkeemobile just like old times. Tork spoke of his former bandmate in an interview Wednesday night, saying “He was one of the funniest men and most talented I have ever known.” Nesmith said in a statement “David’s spirit and soul live well in my heart, among all the lovely people,” using a phrase from a Beatles song that seemed to again cement the two groups’ ties.

David’s spirit and soul live well in my heart, among all the lovely people. — Former bandmate Michael Nesmith

FUNERAL DIRECTORY • Leona Mitzi Mencsik TROY — Leona Mitzi Mencsik, 81, of Troy, passed away at 2:27 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. Arrangements are pending with Fisher-

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• Eugene Paul Lochtefeld SIDNEY — Eugene Paul Lochtefeld, 86, Sidney, Ohio, died at his residence at 11:56 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, March 5, 2012, at Holy Angels Catholic Church. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney is handling the funeral arrangements.

Last madam of infamous Texas brothel dies at 84 HOUSTON (AP) — The last madam of the infamous Texas brothel that inspired the movie and Broadway show “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” has died in Phoenix. She was 84. Edna Milton Chadwell’s nephew, Robert Kleffman, said Wednesday his aunt, the last owner of the Chicken Ranch brothel in La Grange, Texas, died Feb. 25. She had been in the hospital since a car accident in October. Chadwell began working at the Chicken Ranch in 1952, Kleffman said. Within three years, she had become the manager. In 1962, she bought the establishment from Jessie Williams, commonly known as Miss Jessie, and ran it until it was shut down in 1973 after a TV story. After the television report, Texas’ governor ordered police to shut down the Chicken Ranch, and a short time later Chadwell moved to Arizona, where she got married and remained until she died. Chadwell didn’t often talk about her years at the brothel, Kleffman said, but sometimes would answer questions if prompted. She wasn’t ashamed of the work she did there, he said, but also didn’t want the notoriety that came with being the madam of a famous brothel. “She was a hard-nosed lady. She was very straightforward, didn’t put up with no monkey business, no nonsense,” Kleffman said. “Hardnosed. But with a spine of steel and a heart of gold.” Kleffman, whose mother was one of Chadwell’s 10 siblings, said his aunt dreamed of ghost-writing a

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This 1978 photo shows Edna Milton Chadwell posing outside of the Broadway Theater where she was appearing in the musical based on her past, “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas.” book about her years at the Chicken Ranch but was determined to do it only after everyone involved had already died. While Kleffman believes she did in the end outlive all the other women, she never did get to write the book something she wanted to do partly to set the record straight on the movie and show that put her establishment on the map. “The only thing in the movie that was correct was that there was a whorehouse,” Kleffman said his aunt would often say. “She

said the sheriff and the madam, they don’t have nothing going on. It was just a business.” At the same time, while there were people from that era that would bring a smile to Chadwell’s face some of the other girls and associates there were many she described as unsavory and was happy to forget, Kleffman said. Chadwell is survived by two brothers and sisters and several nieces and nephews. At her request, there will be no service or funeral.


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Gettysburg; step son and daughter-inlaw, Richard and Shirley Baker of Pittsburg; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at Jackson-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 1 S. Main St., Pleasant Hill. Interment following at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3131 S. Dixie Drive, Suite 221, Dayton. Online memories may be left for the family at

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Don’t make a decision you will regret Dear Annie: My spouse and I are in a 40-year same-sex relationship. Seven years ago, we had a legal marriage, but my family refused to recognize it. My brother's wife went so far as to write letters to the local newspaper urging repeal of the law. My youngest sister said, "We were ordered not to deal with you any longer." Needless to say, I ended all relationships that did not accept my new husband. Following retirement, my husband and I moved to another state. I recently heard that my mother is in very poor health. Since I was always the one who helped and organized things in my family, I feel the need to assist. But, Annie, I struggled for 30 years to be able to say "I do." Their lack of recognition makes it hard to have anything to do with them until they first apologize to me and, in particular, to my husband. Should I take the higher road and contact my mother, or hold to the firm ideal that my spouse is more important and I must put him first? — Gay and Proud Son Dear Proud Son: There is no reason this must be a zero-sum game. You already have put your husband first. It doesn't mean you cannot stay in contact with people you love (and who, presumably, still love you) within limited, controlled boundaries. If visiting Mom with your husband is not possible and visiting without him is not acceptable, you do not have to see her. But please call. You may not get another chance, and you shouldn't have any regrets. Dear Annie: I've been married to "Ralph" for 30 years. His hearing has gotten worse, and the TV is so loud that I end up with a headache every night. I have told him this, but he says I'm exaggerating. Yet, in the summer when the windows are open, we have had complaints from the neighbors. Every mention of his hearing ends in a fight. He gets defensive, says he's being picked on and generally acts like a 5-year-old. Our 23-year-old daughter is in the process of relocating, and instead of staying with us, she prefers to sleep on a friend's sofa. Ralph is up late every night watching TV. I use earplugs, but our daughter can't use them or she won't hear her alarm. We even bought him a cordless headphone set for the TV, but he tried it twice and stopped. Even the suggestion of hearing aids sends him into a frenzy of denial. He reads your column. Maybe he'll see himself. — Stressed Out from Loud TV Dear Stressed: Many people are in denial about their hearing loss. It makes them feel old and unhealthy. But it is a common problem — even rock stars have it — and refusing to address it won't make it go away. You might tell Ralph that the longer he waits to deal with his hearing issues the harder it will be to adjust and the more isolated he will become (and the more irritated you will be). If you would provoke an argument by suggesting he check out the American Speech-LanguageHearing Association ( or the Hearing Loss Association of America (, leave the information on a piece of paper taped to the TV. Dear Annie: This is in response to "Kansas," who is not interested in sex with his wife because she has gained 100 pounds. My type-A husband also withheld sex from me because of my weight gain. I told him my weight was the only thing about me that he could not control. When he backed off and accepted me as I was (for better or worse), our marriage was much better, and our sex life improved greatly. I even started losing weight when I felt he loved me for the person I am instead of how I look. — Just Sayin' Annie's Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie's Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.


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Bags need a recycling home. Can you help? Dear Heloise: It gets very cold here, so to defray the cost of heating oil, I have a pellet stove. The stove is wonderful and environmentally friendly, so that’s a big plus. The pellets come in 40-pound bags of heavy plastic labeled number 4 (recycle triangle symbol — Heloise). Since we are avid recyclers, we save the bags. I have called every recycling company in my phone book, and no one knows where to send these bags. Our city has curbside recycling; however, it only takes numbers 1 and 2. I hope you can help. — Patricia B., Manchester, N.H.

Hints from Heloise Columnist Since you already called your recycling center with no luck, try contacting grocery stores in your area. Most recycle their own plastic shopping bags; they also may be able to take these bags. Heloise Central contacted a store in San Antonio and was told it could accept these bags (and also any other store bags

and dry-cleaning bags). — Heloise RECEIPT RECORD Dear Heloise: Recently, I was finished pumping my gas for my car when I pushed the button for a printed receipt. The pump stated that there was no paper and I needed to go inside for my receipt. In a hurry, I quick pulled out my cellphone and took a picture. Much faster than waiting in line! — Todd M. in Florida CONTAINING CORD Dear Heloise: I don’t mind ironing, but was never pleased with the cord holders available on the market, so I made my own.

First, get a bungee cord that is approximately 29 inches long. Make a soft knot before hooking onto the sides of the ironing board. Thread the cord of the iron through this knot before putting into the electrical outlet. The cord slides back and forth through the knot as you iron. Thank you for all you and your team do to help make life easier and more economical, and help the environment. — Barbara B., Tyler, Texas How smart! You are an inventor, and team Heloise thanks you for writing and for the compliment. — Heloise



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HOROSCOPE Thursday, March 1, 2012 Look toward the year ahead with enthusiasm and optimism. Those same conditions that have always hindered progress for you in the past could form bridges that lead to amazing progress and huge achievements. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Don’t waste time fretting over a problematical development. In fact, you’re likely to find out how much better you are at handling sticky wickets than others. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — There’s no better day to clear up old correspondence, make those phone calls or get on the Internet and contact people whom you’ve been putting off touching base with for far too long. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Because financial trends should be moving in your favor, focus your efforts and energies on the kinds of matters that are materially meaningful to you. You’ll get a lot done. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Even though normally you’re open to suggestions as to what to do for the day, your independence is of extreme importance to you right now. You’ll resent being constricted by outside affairs. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Gratification is not likely to come from what you do for yourself but what you do for others. Help everyone you can, but put first those who have aided you in the past. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Involvements with pretentious people can sometimes bring out this characteristic in us as well. To avoid falling into this trap, try to hang out with people who are naturally humble. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — The probability for engaging in some kind of outstanding activity and producing a gangbusters achievement is quite astounding. In order to get in a successful frame of mind, establish a worthy target. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Some intuitive perceptions you’re likely to get regarding the outcome of events could be more accurate than anything your logical side is telling you. Don’t treat your hunches indifferently. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If you find yourself connected with people who are in high positions, take advantage of it and talk to one of them about one of your big ideas. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — The potential for accomplishment is likely to be much greater in a partnership arrangement than it is through independent action. Don’t hesitate to take on an ally. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Assignments that require physical strength will be the ones you’re likely to perform the most effectively. Don’t hesitate to use your muscles as well as your head. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Spending some time on a social involvement isn’t likely to be a waste. In fact, you might even make a connection that will be beneficial to your career. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.













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TODAY IN HISTORY (AP) — Today is Thursday, March 1, the 61st day of 2012. There are 305 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 1, 1932, Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., the 20-monthold son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh, was kidnapped from the family home near Hopewell, N.J. (Remains identified as those of the child were found the following May.)

City, Mich. • In 1981, Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands began a hunger strike at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland; he died 65 days later. • Today’s Birthdays: Singer Harry Belafonte is 85. Rock singer Roger Daltrey is 68. Actor Dirk Benedict is 67. Actor Alan Thicke is 65. Actor-director Ron Howard is 58. Actor Jack Davenport is 39. Pop singer Justin Bieber is 18.

On this date: • In 1790, President George Washington signed a measure authorizing the first U.S. Census. • In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed an act creating Yellowstone National Park. • In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order establishing the Peace Corps. • In 1962, the first Kmart store opened in Garden

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Troy Daily News & Piqua Daily Call present...

3rd Annual

Reader’s Choice Awards

In order to determine the ‘Best of the Best’ in Miami County in more than 100 business categories the Troy Daily News & Piqua Daily Call invite local residents to vote for their favorites using the ballot below or visit or to vote online.

The Troy Daily News & Piqua Daily Call presents the 3rd Annual

READER’S CHOICE OFFICIAL BALLOT: CATEGORIES: Accountant/CPA ________________________________ Appliance Store_________________________________ Assisted Living/Extended Care _____________________ Auctioneer_____________________________________ Auto: Auto Dealership New ___________________________ Auto Dealership Used ___________________________ Auto Body Repair ______________________________ Auto Parts Store _______________________________ Auto Repair Garage ____________________________ Lube/Oil/Filter _________________________________ Bank/Credit Union_______________________________ Banquet Facility_________________________________ Barber Shop/Hair Salon __________________________ Bargain/Thrift Shop______________________________ Book Store ____________________________________ Butcher Shop __________________________________ Cable Provider/Satellite __________________________ Car Wash _____________________________________ Care Giver/Home Health__________________________ Carpet Cleaner _________________________________ Carpet/Flooring Store ____________________________ Carry Out/Convenience Store______________________ Cellular Dealer _________________________________ Children: Day Care Center _______________________________ Preschool ____________________________________ Chiropractor ___________________________________ Cleaning Service________________________________ Clothing/Apparel Store ___________________________ College _______________________________________ Computer Repair________________________________ Contractor _____________________________________ Remodeling Contractor ___________________________ Dentist________________________________________ Door/Window __________________________________ Downtown Shop ________________________________ Dry Cleaner____________________________________

Electrician _____________________________________ Electronics Store________________________________ Employment Agency _____________________________ Exercise Facility ________________________________ Exterminator ___________________________________ Eye Doctor ____________________________________ Fair/Festival____________________________________ Family Fun Entertainment_________________________ Farm Equipment Sales ___________________________ Financial Planner _______________________________ Florist ________________________________________ Funeral Home __________________________________ Furniture Store _________________________________ Garden/Yard: Garden Center/Nursery _________________________ Landscapers __________________________________ Gas Station ____________________________________ Golf Course____________________________________ Grocery _______________________________________ Hardware Store_________________________________ Health Shops __________________________________ Heating/Cooling Service __________________________ Home Builders _________________________________ Hotel/Motel ____________________________________ Insurance Agency _______________________________ Jewelry Store __________________________________ Landscaping ___________________________________ Law Firm ______________________________________ Lumber Yard ___________________________________ Medical Facility _________________________________ Monuments ____________________________________ Mortgage Company _____________________________ Movie Theatre/Drive-In ___________________________ Nail Salon _____________________________________ Nursing Home__________________________________ Orthodontist ___________________________________ Pet Groomer ___________________________________ Pharmacy _____________________________________ Photography Studio______________________________

Physician’s Office _______________________________ Plumber_______________________________________ Pool__________________________________________ Real Estate Agency (Name Location)________________ Real Estate Agent_______________________________ Retirement Facility ______________________________ Roofing Service ________________________________ Seed Company/Grain Elevator _____________________ Specialty Gift Shop ______________________________ Tanning Salon __________________________________ Tax Service ____________________________________ Tire Center ____________________________________ Travel_________________________________________ Veterinarian____________________________________ Video Rental ___________________________________ Food/Restaurants: BBQ _________________________________________ Breakfast______________________________________ Bake shop/Pastry _______________________________ Bars: Bar/Sports Bar ________________________________ Caterer _______________________________________ Chicken _______________________________________ Chinese_______________________________________ Coffee ________________________________________ Desserts ______________________________________ Donuts________________________________________ Fast Food _____________________________________ Hamburgers ___________________________________ Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt__________________________ Italian ________________________________________ Mexican_______________________________________ Pizza _________________________________________ Restaurant Overall ______________________________ Sandwich Overall _______________________________ Soup/Salad ____________________________________ Steaks________________________________________ Subs _________________________________________ Wings ________________________________________


• Entries must be turned in no later than midnight on Sunday, March 11, Name: __________________________________________________________________ 2012 Address:_________________________________________________________________ • Ballots may be mailed to the Troy Daily News, 224 S. Market St., Troy, Ohio 45373 or Piqua Daily Call, 310 Spring St., Piqua, Ohio 45356, Email Address:____________________________________________________________ Attn: Reader’s Choice. • Ballots may also be dropped off at one of the following locations: Phone: ______________________Signature ________________________ Chaney’s Nursery, Troy • Only one entry per person. No photo copies of filled out ballots will be counted. Culver’s, Troy All ballots must have • All category entries should be for businesses located in or around Miami County. Dick Lumpkin’s Auto Body, Piqua 50% of the categories Excellence in Dentistry – Bentley, Stevens & Jones, Troy • Winners in each category will be featured in our Reader’s Choice Awards magazine completed to be available in May. Francis Furniture, Troy counted. Furry Friends Grooming, Pleasant Hill ALL QUALIFIED BALLOTS WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING TO WIN A Harris Jeweler, Troy Hittle’s Jewelry, Troy Home Comfort Gallery, Troy Jay & Mary’s Bookstore, Troy Jumpy’s Fun Zone, Troy Laurie’s Flooring, Troy VISIT ONE OF OUR Miami Valley Centre Mall, Piqua WEBSITES AT: Melcher Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua The Paint & Collision Specialist OR Oink A Doodle Moo, Troy Paul Sherry, Piqua ProCare Vision Center, Troy ON Reed, Mote, Staley, Piqua ER’S CHOICE RIBB D EA R E TH N SC Collectibles, Piqua O K C CLI auto 150 R.M. Davis Pkwy. Vote for us for oil P.O. Box 639, Piqua, Ohio 45356 R PRINT A BALLOT Sundown Tan, Piqua & Troy O E N LI N O TE O V e, b TO The Silver Spoon Frozen Treat Factory, Troy repair and lu ! (800) 427-4880 • (937) 778-9792 Fax: (937) 778-8546 Troy Animal Hospital, Troy and filter too



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Thursday, March 1, 2012


Troy Daily News & Piqua Daily Call present...

3rd Annual

Reader’s Choice Awards

In order to determine the ‘Best of the Best’ in Miami County in more than 100 business categories the Troy Daily News & Piqua Daily Call invite local residents to vote for their favorites using the ballot below or visit or to vote online.


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• Bingo • Shopping • Cruise-In

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Text Jumpy’s to 90210 to join our texting club to receive free tokens & special discounts!

255 Adams St., Troy • 339-2911

Vote for us for your favorite family entertainment!

I-75 Exit 82, Piqua 937-773-1225




Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home....

773-1647 • Piqua


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And Furniture



2485 W. Main St., Troy 937-440-1234

105 W. Main St. • Troy 937-335-1849



ECHO HILLS GOLF COURSE 1610 McKaig, Troy 937-339-1193

2100 ECHO LAKE DRIVE, PIQUA • 937-778-2086

4 Golfers for the price of 3* (With this ad) Monday - Thursday before 3pm

$72 gets 4 Golfers plus a cart in advance for 18 Holes!* Call for tee times.

BEST ICE CREAM / FROZEN YOGURT Trojan Village Shopping Center 1446 West Main St. Troy, OH 45373 Phone: 937.552.9002

*These offers expire November 30, 2012. Not valid for Holidays or Golf Outings

2100 W. Main St., Troy • 937-332-7402




Bring your ballot in to Harris Jeweler and be entered to WIN

Insurance Inc.


“Auto, Home, Business, Life & Health”

2343 W. Main St. Troy 937-335-0055 800-527-0408


500 North Wayne St., Piqua



BEST LAWYER LOPEZ, SEVERT & PRATT CO., L.P.A. A Legal Professional Association

Troy’s oldest established jeweler 106 West Main St., Troy

(937) 339-3210

• Personal Injury • Criminal Trial Wrongful Death & Appeals • Malpractice • Family Law

1610 McKaig, Troy 937-339-1193

• Civil Litigation

• Business Law

18 East Water St. Troy, Ohio 45373


BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT The Best Mexican Cuisine North of the Border! 1700 N. Co. Rd. 25A • Troy • 339-2100 1274 E. Ash St. • Piqua • 778-2100


937/335-5658 FAX LINE






BEST PET GROOMER Furry Friends Grooming Salon Becky Christman Owner & Groomer

17 North Main Street (937) 676-2194 Pleasant Hill, OH 45359

275 Kienle Dr., Piqua, OH




Your inability to handle stress may be due to hormone imbalance regardless of gender or age!





773-1778 or 888-723-5344




460 West Staunton Drive, Troy, 45373 937-335-5171


Miami Valley Centre Mall, Piqua 937-773-0950



Troy Animal Hospital & Bird Clinic 34 S.Weston Rd.,Troy • 937-335-8387


2313 W. Main St. Troy


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125 Lost and Found FOUND: 35mm camera, call to describe (937)339-8137 FOUND Cat, fat female in West Milton, Troy area. Call to describe (937)698-3540 FOUND DOG, large hunting, male, white with brown spots, February 18 downtown Tipp City currently at Miami County Dog Pound.

135 School/Instructions AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-676-3836 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-295-1667

200 - Employment

Norcold, the leader in refrigerator manufacturing for the RV, trucking and marine industries, is currently accepting applications for 3rd shift production at the Sidney and Gettysburg, Ohio facilities. Starting wage is $9.50/hour + $.50/hr. shift premium and a $.50 increase after completing a 90 day introductory period. You must be flexible, able to excel in a fast paced assembly environment and willing to work overtime. We offer an excellent benefits package including health, dental, 401(K) and many others. For confidential consideration, fill out an application at: Shelby County Job Center 227 S. Ohio Ave. Sidney or Darke County Job Center 603 Wagner Ave. Greenville No phone calls to Norcold please

235 General JANITORIAL, part time, Monday thru Friday 4pm-9pm. Background check required. Call (937)339-0555.

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Superior Auto, Inc. has a full time auto detailer/ light mechanic position available at our Sidney Ohio location! We are a long established company in need of self-motivated individuals seeking opportunities in a growing company. The detailer/light mechanic has the responsibility to create excitement on our lots by making the vehicles look appealing and keeping the lot "exciting and inviting" for our customers. To be successful in this position, our detailers must be able to work independently and focus on multiple projects, possess previous experience diagnosing and repairing vehicles, and have a valid drivers license with good driving record. We provide an excellent training program with career growth potential in addition to health and dental benefits. Individuals who meet these qualifications are invited to apply @

ELECTROMECHANICAL ASSEMBLERS AND ELECTRICAL CONTROLS TECHNICIANS Electro Controls has recently expanded and is currently filling new full-time positions in our Sidney, OH facility to support our growth. We are filling positions ranging from entry level Assembler to experienced Controls Technician and are seeking dependable persons with an aptitude for learning and a positive attitude. Electrical schematic and mechanical print reading experience is a plus for entry level positions. PLC/HMI knowledge and machine integration experience is a plus for technician positions.

Electro Controls is a leading provider of electrical control panels and custom wire harnesses and assemblies. Please visit our website for more information at:

CDL Drivers: $11.50/HR 15 Industry APPLY: Park Ct., Tipp City (937)667-1772

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2012 Baby Pages Publication Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012 Deadline for photos is Monday, March 26, 2012 (Babies born January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011)

The pages will be published in the April 19th edition of the Troy Daily News and Piqua Daily Call

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Unemployed Parent receive Income Tax Return, $1500 for one child, $3000 for two children and $4000 for three children. Call now 1-800-583-8840.

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260 Restaurant PART TIME BOOKKEEPER. For Sidney restaurant. Must be proficient with Peachtree software. Hourly wage of $10 to $13 based on experience. Send resumes to: khar (937)335-0672

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LICENSED OPTICIAN Optometric office looking for high energy individual to work full-time as a licensed optician. Send resumes to: Primary EyeCare 1086 Fairington Drive, Sidney, OH 45365.

245 Manufacturing/Trade

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MASONS NEEDED TOOL & DIE DESIGNER 2D & 3D capabilities required. Both full time and part time positions available. Send resumes to: Eva Tool 351 Industrial Drive Minster, OH 45865 or call us at: 419-628-3825 ●❍●❍●❍●❍●❍●

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Detailer/Light Mechanic

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• Twins are handled as TWO photos. • Enclose photo, coupon and $21.75

Must have prior work experience and reliable transportation. We are a drug free workplace. Please apply at: Albert Freytag Inc. 2233 St. Rt. 362 Minster, OH 45865 or Email resume to: kfrancis@albert 280 Transportation

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Sales Specialist The I-75 Newspapers have an exciting opportunity available in our Classifieds Call Center for an Inside Classified Sales Specialist. This position is based in our Sidney, Ohio, office. We are seeking a motivated individual who will be able to provide exceptional customer service to our clients in the manufacturing and temporary employment industries. Ideal candidate will manage inbound and outbound classified advertising calls by demonstrating expert product knowledge and developing and maintaining relationships with our clients. As an Inside Classified Sales Specialist, you will sell a variety of classified advertising packages including employment, promotions and private party advertising. An established account base is provided and will be expected to be maximized to full potential. Knowledge of Miami County manufacturing and industries is essential. The successful candidate should have familiarity of order entry software with the ability to type 50+ wpm. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task are also required. Inside advertising sales or telemarketing experience is preferred. This position is full time with salary, commission and benefits. If you are looking to experience growth with a local, reputable organization, please send a cover letter, resume and references to:

2012 Baby Pages Deadline to apply for this position is March 2. No phone calls, please. EOE

PLEASE PRINT - Any names that do not fit in the allowed space will be subject to editing.

*Child’s Name: __________________________________________________ *City: ______________________________ *Birthday:__________________ *Parents’Names:__________________________________________________ **Grandparents’Names: ____________________________________________ **Grandparents’Names: ____________________________________________


OUTSIDE SALES The I-75 Newspaper Group of Ohio Community Media is seeking an experienced sales professional who wishes to flourish in a career with an award winning sales team! The successful candidate will manage a consultative sales approach through direct client contact. He or she will be motivated to meet and exceed person sales goals through internet and media advertising in any and/or all of Ohio Community Media’s fifty-seven publications.

(*Required Information)

**Due to space constraints, only parents and grandparents names will be listed.  Please mail my photo back. SASE enclosed. (Not responsible for photos lost in the mail.)  I will stop by and pick up my photo (we will only hold them for 6 months) Name: ________________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________________ City: ______________ State: ____ Zip: ________ Phone: ____________ ____________________________________________________________

Candidates will have demonstrated experience in prospecting and growing an account list, handling incoming leads and closing sales. He or she will be skilled in envisioning big ideas, then executing advertising programs that attract customers and generate significant revenue. In addition to maintaining and growing existing relationships, candidates must possess expertise in working with clients on both strategic and creative levels. Candidates will have an in-depth understanding of print and online advertising and the desire to stay informed about area trends.

Bill my credit card #: ________________________ expiration date: ________ Signature: ______________________________________________________  Discover  Visa  Mastercard  Am. Express AMOUNT ENCLOSED: ____

This position is based in our Troy office and is full time with salary and commission. Benefits, cell phone allowance and mileage reimbursement are also available. For quickest consideration, please email resume to:

Mail or Bring Coupon to:

ATTN: BABY PAGES 310 Spring St., Piqua, OH 45356

ATTN: BABY PAGES 224 S. Market St., Troy, OH 45373



No phone calls will be accepted regarding this position. EOE

To Advertise In The Classifieds That Work Call 877-844-8385

925 Legal Notices

COPY OF LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT Member of Premier Health Partners EOE M/F/V/H

Sealed proposals will be received at the Office of the Director of Public Service and Safety, City Hall, 100 South Market Street, Troy, Ohio 45373, until 12 o’clock noon,Thursday, March 15, 2012 for providing Ice Decking for the Hobart Arena, in accordance with the specifications now on file in the Office of the Director of Public Service and Safety, City Hall, Troy, Ohio. A bid guaranty as follows is required to accompany each proposal as a guarantee that if the proposal is accepted a contract will be entered into: A bid bond in the amount of 100% payable to the City of Troy, or A Certified check, a cashier’s check, Official Bank Check, or a letter of credit in the amount of 10% payable to the City of Troy, Ohio

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VOLLEYBALL: Troy High School and head volleyball coach Michelle Owen are offering the fifth annual Spring Youth League for girls in grades 3-6, regardless of school attended. The league lasts for eight weeks, begins on March 21 and the cost is $70 prior to March 14, $80 after March 14. Registration forms may be picked up at the high school athletic office or obtained by contacting coach Owen at • SOCCER: Registrations are now being accepted for the Youth Indoor Soccer League held at Hobart Arena. The program is for ages 4-8, begins in early April and runs through mid-May. Register online at on the “Registrations” page. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 339-5145. • SOFTBALL: Registrations are now being taken for the Troy Recreation Department Girls Youth Softball program. This program is for girls currently in grades first through eighth.You may register online at: ms.html. Contact the recreation department at 339-5145 for more information.

Eagles at it again

15 March 1, 2012

Troy Christian has 4 at state meet BY COLIN FOSTER Sports Writer It’s that time of the year again, with the state wrestling meet kicking off today in Columbus. And once again the Troy Christian wrestling team is fighting to bring another state title back home. The Eagles had four district champions in Kettering on

TROY Saturday, winning the Division III team title by a landslide, scoring 108.5 points — the next closest team was Versailles with 79.5 points. Jarred Ganger (106 pounds), Garret Hancock (113), Jordan STAFF PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER Marshall (145) and B.J. Toal (182) all won their classes. With all that Troy Christian’s Jordan Marshall turns his opponent trying for a pin Saturday on his was to a Division III District championship at ■ See EAGLES on 16 Trent Arena.

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SPORTS CALENDAR TODAY Division III State Troy Christian, Miami East, Covington (3 p.m.) FRIDAY Boys Basketball Division II Springfield Sectional Final Tippecanoe/Graham vs. Bellefontaine/Spr. Shawnee (9 p.m.) Division III Sectional Final At UD Arena Miami East/Stivers vs. Bethel/Greeneview (9 p.m.) Division IV Troy Sectional Final Troy Christian vs. Jefferson (7 p.m.) Girls Basketball Division II District Final At Mason HS Tippecanoe/Carroll vs. TBA (7 p.m.) Bowling Division I State at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl Troy (Boys) (11 a.m.) Wrestling Division III State Troy Christian, Miami East, Covington (10 a.m.) SATURDAY Boys Basketball Division I Sectional Final At UD Arena Troy/Fairborn vs. Lebanon/Edgewood (6 p.m.) Division IV Piqua Sectional Final Bradford/Jackson Center vs. Riverside/Fairlawn (7 p.m.) Girls Basketball Division III District Final At Springfield HS Miami East vs. Georgetown (1 p.m.) Division IV District Final At Tippecanoe HS Covington vs. Russia (1 p.m.) Gymnastics Division I State at Hilliard-Bradley HS Troy (noon) Wrestling Division III State Troy Christian, Miami East, Covington (10 a.m.) SUNDAY No events scheduled

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Tippecanoe’s Brandon Ervin comes down with a rebound against Graham on Wednesday in Springfield.

Falcons hold off Devils Red Devils come up short in 43-36 loss BY COLIN FOSTER Sports Writer The Tippecanoe boys basketball team put forth an effort which resembled the scrappiness and grit of their senior leader Brandon Ervin on Wednesday night.



Troy’s Jordan Price looks to make a pass on against Fairborn on Wednesday.

Priceless Price steal seals Troy win over Fairborn BY JOSH BROWN Sports Editor Admission to Wednesday’s Division I Sectional semifinal between Troy and Fairborn: $6. Parking at Trotwood High School: free. The look on an improbable hero’s face after he made the victory-sealing play: priceless.

And when the Red Devils needed an offensive jolt in the fourth quarter, it was Ervin they turned too. Trailing Graham 29-15 heading into the final period, Ervin helped put Tipp in striking distance with 1:40 left in regulation, scoring eight points to cut the deficit to 34-31, before fouling out moments later and ending the

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Vikings handle Stivers BY ROB KISER Sports Editor


No. 10 Buckeyes edge Wildcats Jared Sullinger banked in a turnaround shot with 3.1 seconds left Wednesday night and No. 10 Ohio State recovered after squandering a 13-point second-half lead to beat Northwestern 75-73. Sullinger's game-winner completed a 22-point, 18-rebound night for the Buckeyes' sophomore star. See Page 16.

Jordan Price — a Troy senior who didn’t begin the season in the starting lineup but found himself there late in the season after two Trojans were suspended — swiped the ball from Fairborn’s Kendrick Williams on an inbounds play with 5.2 seconds left in the game, preventing him from attempting a potentially game-tying 3 and helping preserve a 68-63 victory that put the Trojans in the sectional championship for the second straight year. “My guy started going up to the ball, so I was just going to try to foul him —

TIPP CITY — It may have appeared to be a mismatch on paper — the second seeded Miami East boys basketball team against 16th seed Stivers in Tippecanoe DIII sectional action.

TIPP CITY But Miami East boys basketball coach Allen Mack and his team knew better — and when it counted, the Vikings were able to make the plays down the stretch for a 6047 victory.

■ See TROJANS on 18 Troy’s Cody May tosses up a floater against Fairborn.

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Eagles ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 success at district, the four remaining Eagles are hoping for individual success and hoping that success can help bring another state title back to Troy Christian. “They want to do well for themselves, but they also want to do well for eachother,” Troy Christian coach Ty Morgan said. “This team has become like a family.” It came as no surprise STAFF PHOTO/ANTHONY WEBER Troy Christian’s Garret Hancock attempts to stick a pin when Marshall and Toal qualduring the Division III District meet at Trent Arena ified for state again. Marshall Saturday. Hancock was one of four Eagles that won dis- was a third-place finisher in Columbus last year, while trict titles.

Toal was defeated in the championship match, finishing as the runnerup. After an injury-plagued season in 2012, Marshall came back to roll off an undefeated record, before taking down another unblemished foe in Bluffton’s Zach Wilson in the district final. Toal lost only one match this season and took down Covington’s Brian Olson handily in the finals. “They both have quite a bit of experience and their confidence is pretty high. We want to win the title and if we have

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a chance to win bonus points, scoring major decision, tech falls or pin, that will help us in the standings. “But at the same time, we need to take make sure we take care of business, one match at a time. We have to make sure we keep our head on right.” Morgan knew exactly what Ganger and Hancock were capable of before the season started — and Saturday the two youngster’s certainly peaked at the right time. Both freshmen, Ganger

defeated Waynesville’s Alec Logsdon in the finals, while Hancock ousted Dayton Christian’s Christian Clary in the 113 championship. “They’ve seen the state tourney — they’ve been there,” Morgan said. “We’ve done a lot of visulation, just picturing being in the state tourney. That’s pretty key, just envisioning being on that stage and winning the match. Our guys have done a great job with helping each other out.” The state meet starts today in Columbus at 3 p.m.

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Devils ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 game with 10 points. But the Falcons closed out the game at the free throw line and escaped with a 43-36 victory in the second round of Division II sectional play in Springfield — advancing to play the winner of Greenon-Shawnee on Friday. “You had a senior out here playing hard — and you could tell it meant something to him,” Tippecanoe coach Matt Pond said of Ervin. “He played his tale off — every game, every night. Brandon led by example, and I think our kids saw that and gave that same effort.” The Falcons did their damage late in the third quarter, as a late run propelled them to the big advantage heading into the fourth. After an Ervin bucket made the score 23-15, Graham closed the quarter on a 6-0 run to take the momentum into crunch time. Tipp, however, changed the flow of the game with their full-court pressure in the fourth, forcing five Graham turnovers. After only mustering 15 points in the first three quarters, the Red Devils outscored the Falcons 21-14, while getting big 3s from Nick Fischer, Cameron Johnson and Austin Hadden to make it a one possession game. But the Falcons got in the bonus early in the quarter, and as Tipp’s defense became more aggressive, it led to more fouls being called. Graham shot 12 out of 19 from the stripe to finish off the Red Devils and move on. Graham drew three charges in the first quarter, while holding the Red Devils to three out of 10 shooting. Meanwhile on the offensive end, Austin Hicks found the bottom of the net anytime he had daylight. Hicks hit back-to-back 3s and a jumper to give the Falcons a 12-4 lead early. But Jacob Hall collected an Ervin miss and put it in to make it 12-6 at the end of one. Then nearly five minutes went by until the next bucket, as the two teams combined to score just seven points apiece in the second quarter, with Graham emerging with a 16-9 lead at half. “Maybe we went away from our offensive plan in the first half,” Pond said. “We were looking for the double team and kicking out. I think we may have rushed our offense a little in


Miami East’s Luke House grabs a rebound Wednesday against Stivers.



Tippecanoe’s Nick Fischer goes up for a shot on Wednesday. the half. We went in and the score was 16-9. It was just two teams coming out playing hard — and it was hard to score on both ends.” Hicks led Graham, knocking down three 3s on his way to a game-high 13 points. Austin Morgan also added 11 in the win. Jacob Hall added nine points in the loss for Tipp. “I want to congratulate my kids for the season they had this year,” Pond said. “They played their hearts out every game — and that’s all I could ask. It was a pleasure to coach them.” Tippecanoe — 36 Fischer 1-2-5, Ervin 3-4-10, Hughes 1-0-2, Hall 4-1-9, Johnson 2-0-5, Hadden 1-0-3, Ford 1-0-2. Totals: 13-7-36. Graham — 43 Hicks 5-0-13, Lowry 0-2-2, Goddard 2-2-7, Mosbarger 1-0-2, Morgan 4-3-11, Allen 1-6-8. Totals: 13-13-43. Score By Quarters Tipp............6 9 15 36 Graham .....12 16 29 43 3-point goals: Tipp — Fischer, Johnson, Hadden. Graham — Hicks 3, Goddard. Records: Tippecanoe 9-13. Graham 13-8.

Tippecanoe’s Ben Hughes launches a jump shot.

■ College Basketball

No. 10 OSU tops Northwestern EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Jared Sullinger banked in a turnaround shot with 3.1 seconds left Wednesday night and No. 10 Ohio State recovered after squandering a 13point second-half lead to beat Northwestern 75-73. Sullinger’s game-winner completed a 22-point, 18rebound night for the Buckeyes’ sophomore star. Northwestern’s Alex Marcotullio tied the game on a 3-pointer with 7.7 seconds to go as the Wildcats went on a late 8-0 run. But after a timeout, Aaron Craft got the ball to Sullinger and he hit the go-

ahead shot from the right of the basket. Northwestern’s John Shurna came down court and threw up a desperation shot that hit the rim at the buzzer. Cincinnati 72, No. 8 Marquette 61 CINCINNATI — JaQuon Parker scored a career-high 28 points in a take-it-to-thehoop attack on Wednesday night, leading Cincinnati to a 72-61 victory over No. 8 Marquette that embellished the Bearcats’ NCAA tournament chances. The Bearcats (21-9, 11-6) have won six of their last eight, including home victo-

ries over then-No. 17 Louisville and Marquette (24-6, 13-4). The Golden Eagles had won five straight, including a 95-78 drubbing of the Bearcats in Milwaukee on Feb. 11. Richmond 82, Dayton 71 RICHMOND, Va. — Darien Brothers scored 30 points and Richmond defeated Dayton 82-71 on Wednesday night. Chris Johnson led the Flyers with 22 points, going 5 of 9 from 3-point range. Kevin Dillard added 11 points for Dayton, which was allowing an average of 65.2

throughout its previous five games. BGSU 56, Miami 51 BOWLING GREEN — Jordon Crawford scored 16 points and A’uston Calhoun added 15 as Bowling Green pulled away down the stretch to defeat Miami (Ohio) 56-51 on Wednesday night. Kent State 68, Ohio 61 KENT — Randal Holt scored 20 points and Kent State secured a bye in the upcoming Mid-American Conference tournament with a 68-61 win over Ohio on Wednesday night.

■ CONTINUED FROM 15 Now the Vikings will play Greeneview at 9 p.m. Friday at U.D. Arena with the sectional title on the line. “We knew they were athletic and a pretty good team,” Mack said. “We have a lot of respect for them. You could see the athleticism. They play in the Dayton City League and play a little different schedule. Of course they get seeded that way because of their record (713), but we knew that was deceptive.” And that thinking proved correct. East was clinging to a 4443 lead with with 4:50 remaining, before one final run put the game away. It started with Josh Snyder’s fourth 3-point field goal of the game, followed by a drive to the basket by Bradley Coomes and Luke House scoring off a dish inside to make it 51-45. East opened the lead to double digits in the final minute to move on. “We are happy to advance to the sectional finals,” Mack said. “I thought we played much better the second half. I thought we shot the ball better, but I thought a lot of that had to do with ball movement.” The game had started with Stivers packing it in, willing to let East shoot from the perimeter. And the Vikings had an untypical half, struggling to hit from behind the arc. East’s first nine points came off offensive rebounds and a 12-10 first quarter lead turned into an 18-17 halftime deficit. “We didn’t shoot the ball real well,” Mack said. “But, one of the things I told the guys at halftime was to keep taking the shots. They were going to start falling.” Snyder and Gunner Shirk both hit three shots from behind the arc in the second half, most coming at critical times — and that seemed to allow Garrett Mitchell to get to the basket, scoring 10 points in the second half. “Josh (Snyder) and Gunner (Shirk) hit some big shots from outside,” Mack said. “After making one 3-pointer in the first half, we ended up 7 for 21 from behind the arc. I thought the ball movement had a lot to do with that. And Garrett (Mitchell) had a big game for us inside — he was 8-for-8 on two-point field goal attempts.” East took the lead for good on a Snyder three late in the third quarter to make it 32-30 and putbacks by Shirk and Mitchell made the advantage 36-32 going to the fourth quarter. The Tigers stayed close for

about half the quarter, before the Vikings did what good teams do and put the game away down the stretch. “After a slow start, Bradley Coomes ended up having a pretty good game,” Mack said. “A.J. Hickman didn’t score a lot, but he had four assists and made some nice passes inside. Luke House had the big basket and everybody off the bench came in and did a nice job.” Shirk had 18 points and seven rebounds, while Mitchell added 16 points and five rebounds. Snyder scored 12, all on 3pointers and Coomes finished with 10. “After a defensive first half, we came out and put 43 points up in the second half,” Mack said. “I was pretty happy with that.” Robert Caldwell scored 18 points for Stivers and Kris Riddell added 16 points and 13 rebounds. “We knew the Caldwell kid was going to be tough,” Mack said.“You could see the athleticism of the Riddell kid. They both had big games, but that was about it. We concerned about (Yousef) Gulla because he had scored 22 in a game against Yellow Springs. But as it turned out, he only took two shots tonight.” After shooting just 25 percent in the first half, East torched the nets for 75 percent shooting the second half and finished 24 of 48 from the floor for 50 percent. East made just five of 12 free throw attempts for 42 percent. Stivers was 21 of 47 from the floor for 45 percent and two of four from the line for 50 percent. East won the battle of the boards 23-22 and had six turnovers to the Tigers 10. Now comes the next challenge. “We are in the sectional finals — that is where we have lost the last two years,’” Mack said. “I think these kids are pretty hungry. It is just one game at a time now.” As Wednesday night proved. Miami East — 60 Josh Snyder 4-0-12, Bradley Coomes 4-2-10, Gunner Shirk 6-3-18, A.J. Hickman 0-0-0, Garrett Mitchell 80-16, Luke House 1-0-2, Luke Clark 10-2, Colton Bowling 0-0-0, Michael Fellers 0-0-0, Ross Snodgrass 0-0-0. Totals: 24-5-60. Stivers — 47 Austin Clements 0-2-2, Kris Riddell 8-0-16, Robert Caldwell 8-0-18, Yousef Gula 1-0-3, Dwight McKinney 4-0-8, Tyon Traps 0-0-0, Frederick Ponder 0-0-0, Brandy Hangen 0-0-0. Totals: 21-2-47. 3-point goals: Miami East — Snyder 4, Shirk 3. Stivers — Caldwell 2, Gula. Score By Quarters Miami East..12 17 36 60 Stivers..........10 18 32 47 Records: Miami East 20-2, Stivers 7-13.



BASKETBALL National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Pct GB W L 21 15 .583 — Philadelphia 17 17 .500 3 Boston 18 18 .500 3 New York 11 24 .314 9½ Toronto 11 25 .306 10 New Jersey Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 27 7 .794 — 23 13 .639 5 Orlando 20 15 .571 7½ Atlanta 7 28 .200 20½ Washington 4 29 .121 22½ Charlotte Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 28 8 .778 — Indiana 22 12 .647 5 Milwaukee 14 21 .400 13½ 13 20 .394 13½ Cleveland 12 25 .324 16½ Detroit WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Pct GB W L 24 10 .706 — San Antonio Houston 21 14 .600 3½ Dallas 21 15 .583 4 Memphis 20 15 .571 4½ 8 27 .229 16½ New Orleans Northwest Division Pct GB W L Oklahoma City 28 7 .800 — 18 16 .529 9½ Portland Denver 18 17 .514 10 Minnesota 18 17 .514 10 Utah 15 18 .455 12 Pacific Division W L Pct GB 20 12 .625 — L.A. Clippers 20 14 .588 1 L.A. Lakers 14 18 .438 6 Golden State 14 20 .412 7 Phoenix 12 22 .353 9 Sacramento Tuesday's Games Boston 86, Cleveland 83 Indiana 102, Golden State 78 Philadelphia 97, Detroit 68 Chicago 99, New Orleans 95 Houston 88, Toronto 85 Milwaukee 119, Washington 118 New Jersey 93, Dallas 92 Sacramento 103, Utah 96 Minnesota 109, L.A. Clippers 97 Wednesday's Games Orlando 102, Washington 95 Oklahoma City 92, Philadelphia 88 Golden State 85, Atlanta 82 Boston 102, Milwaukee 96 Detroit 109, Charlotte 94 New York 120, Cleveland 103 Toronto 95, New Orleans 84 Memphis 96, Dallas 85 Portland at Denver, 9 p.m. Houston at Utah, 9 p.m. Chicago at San Antonio, 9 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Thursday's Games Oklahoma City at Orlando, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Miami at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games Memphis at Toronto, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Houston, 8 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Golden State at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Charlotte at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Miami at Utah, 9 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. The Top Twenty Five The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 26, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Pts Prv .................................Record 1. Kentucky (63) .......28-1 1,623 1 2. Syracuse (2) .........29-1 1,562 2 3. Kansas..................24-5 1,459 4 4. Duke......................25-4 1,409 5 5. Michigan St...........24-5 1,372 6 6. North Carolina......25-4 1,314 7 7. Missouri ................25-4 1,253 3 8. Marquette..............24-5 1,150 10 9. Baylor....................24-5 1,055 13 10. Ohio St................23-6 1,036 8 906 9 11. Georgetown........21-6 12. Murray St. ...........28-1 885 14 766 11 13. Michigan .............21-8 764 16 14. Wisconsin ...........21-8 15. Wichita St............26-4 754 19 638 12 16. Florida.................22-7 17. UNLV...................24-6 531 21 444 23 18. Indiana................22-7 426 17 19. Louisville .............22-7 20. Notre Dame........20-9 357 20 304 24 21. San Diego St......22-6 22. Florida St. ...........19-9 252 15 23.Temple.................22-6 158 22 24.Virginia ................21-7 142 25 25. Creighton............25-5 140 — Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 115, Iowa St. 80, Saint Mary's (Cal) 62, New Mexico 60, Drexel 41, Vanderbilt 23, VCU 9, Long Beach St. 8, BYU 6, Harvard 5, Memphis 5, California 3, Purdue 3, Kansas St. 2, Southern Miss. 2, Alabama 1. The Women's Top Twenty Five The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 26, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: .................................Record Pts Prv 1. Baylor (40) ............29-0 1,000 1 2. Stanford ................26-1 946 2 3. Notre Dame..........27-2 927 3 4. UConn...................26-3 887 4 5. Duke......................24-4 813 7 6. Maryland...............25-4 808 6 7. Miami ....................25-4 757 5 8. Delaware...............26-1 688 9 9. Penn St. ................23-5 658 11 10. Kentucky .............24-5 624 13 11. Green Bay ..........25-1 597 12 12. Georgetown........22-6 521 15 13.Tennessee ..........21-8 505 10 14. Ohio St................24-5 485 8 15. Georgia Tech ......22-7 367 17 16. Georgia...............22-7 355 18 17.Texas A&M..........20-7 351 14 18. St. John's ............20-8 306 20 19. St. Bonaventure..27-2 294 19 20. Louisville .............20-8 291 16 21. Purdue ................21-8 227 22 22. Gonzaga.............25-4 124 25 23. Rutgers ...............20-8 120 24 24. Nebraska ............21-7 102 23 25. South Carolina ...21-8 46 — Others receiving votes: Princeton 45, Arkansas 36, DePaul 34, California 25, West Virginia 25, Middle Tennessee 15, Florida Gulf Coast 8, Vanderbilt 6, Iowa 3, Fresno St. 2, Oklahoma 2. Wednesday's Scores

Boys Basketball Division I Bedford 54, Cle. John Adams 44 Cin. La Salle 65, Cin. Glen Este 33 Cin. Moeller 72, Batavia Amelia 44 Cin.Turpin 58, W. Chester Lakota W. 55 Cle. Glenville 87, Ashtabula Lakeside 82, 2OT Cols. Northland 103, Cols. West 49 Cols. Walnut Ridge 43, Worthington Kilbourne 21 Fairfield 51, Cin. Colerain 43 Hudson 72, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 53 Lakewood 48, Parma 26 Lebanon 62, Trenton Edgewood 51 Maple Hts. 57, Aurora 55 Medina 39, Wadsworth 38 Mt.Vernon 53, Cols. Upper Arlington 42 Pickerington Cent. 71, GroveportMadison 34 Solon 58, Berea 52 Troy 68, Fairborn 63 Westerville S. 67, Westerville Cent. 65 Zanesville 45, Pickerington N. 30 Division II Akr. SVSM 82, Akr. Coventry 47 Batavia Clermont NE 42, New Richmond 38 Bay Village Bay 65, Parma Hts. Holy Name 46 Bellefontaine 53, Spring. Shawnee 36 Chesterland W. Geauga 70, Painesville Harvey 47 Chillicothe 47, Thornville Sheridan 32 Cin.Taft 110, Batavia 41 Circleville 51, Athens 45 Cle. Hay 88, Warrensville Hts. 63 Clyde 59, Bellevue 52 Day. Dunbar 77, Eaton 38 Kettering Alter 50, Day. Carroll 44 Lima Bath 65, Kenton 55 Napoleon 74, Rossford 45 Navarre Fairless 50, Massillon Tuslaw 43 Parma Padua 54, Fairview 41 Ravenna 71, Cortland Lakeview 70 Shelby 57, Bellville Clear Fork 50 St. Paris Graham 43, Tipp City Tippecanoe 36 Struthers 63, Youngs. Mooney 51 Tol. Scott 63, Oak Harbor 37 Van Wert 65, Celina 51 Wauseon 55, Pemberville Eastwood 46 Willard 59, Tiffin Columbian 50 Division III Burton Berkshire 55, Brookfield 54 Canfield S. Range 90, E. Palestine 35 Casstown Miami E. 60, Day. Stivers 47 Coldwater 61, Lafayette Allen E. 42 Cols. Ready 53, Mt. Gilead 42 Columbus Academy 63, Sugar Grove Berne Union 44 Fredericktown 49, Cols. Grandview Hts. 41 Gates Mills Gilmour 71, Garfield Hts. Trinity 63 Gates Mills Hawken 47, Wickliffe 27 Jamestown Greeneview 48, Tipp City Bethel 42 Leavittsburg LaBrae 73, Warren Champion 39 Loudonville 49, Apple Creek Waynedale 46 New Middletown Spring. 56, Atwater Waterloo 35 Orrville 71, Doylestown Chippewa 51 Spencerville 79, Rockford Parkway 48 Worthington Christian 55, W. Jefferson 41 Division IV Arlington 71, Mt. Blanchard Riverdale 20 Beaver Eastern 72, Reedsville Eastern 49 Cin. Country Day 52, Cin. Christian 38 Cle. St. Joseph 84, Ashland Mapleton 32 Columbus Grove 71, N. Baltimore 12 Cory-Rawson 55, Arcadia 37 Delphos St. John's 51, Ottoville 41 Fairport Harbor Harding 80, N. Ridgeville Lake Ridge 45 Fayetteville-Perry 65, Franklin Middletown Christian 53 Ft. Jennings 72, Lima Perry 64 Gibsonburg 87, Northwood 44 Jackson Center 63, Bradford 27 Kalida 62, Defiance Ayersville 32 Miller City 50, Antwerp 46 N. Jackson Jackson-Milton 51, Thompson Ledgemont 46 New Bremen 58, Maria Stein Marion Local 56, 2OT New Madison Tri-Village 60, Yellow Springs 40 Old Fort 64, Fostoria St. Wendelin 40 Pioneer N. Central 45, W. Unity Hilltop 38 Portsmouth Notre Dame 71, Franklin Furnace Green 47 Racine Southern 59, Glouster Trimble 31 Ridgeway Ridgemont 53, McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley 51 S. Webster 61, Mowrystown Whiteoak 33 Sidney Fairlawn 67, DeGraff Riverside 48 Spring. Cath. Cent. 56, S. Charleston SE 50 St. Henry 67, Waynesfield-Goshen 31 Stryker 49, Montpelier 38 Tiffin Calvert 69, Bettsville 26 Tol. Christian 49, Oregon Stritch 39 Vienna Mathews 60, Kinsman Badger 35 Wednesday's Scores Girls Basketball Division I Brunswick 59, Akr. Firestone 57, OT Cle. Glenville 56, Eastlake N. 54 Mentor 44, Willoughby S. 31 Rocky River Magnificat 64, Avon Lake 30 Wadsworth 61, Medina Highland 45 Westlake 51, Lorain 31 Division II Akr. Hoban 46, Norton 42 Akr.Manchester 60, Alliance Marlington 54, 2OT Cols. DeSales 38, Cols. Eastmoor 30 Cols. Mifflin 47, Cols. Hartley 44 Newark Licking Valley 48, Sunbury Big Walnut 41 Plain City Jonathan Alder 41, Cols. Centennial 34 Division III Zanesville W. Muskingum 41, W. Lafayette Ridgewood 39 Division IV Berlin Center Western Reserve 50, Columbiana Crestview 49 Berlin Hiland 60, Hannibal River 27 Fairfield Christian 42, Danville 36 Lowellville 55, Lisbon David Anderson 19 Newark Cath. 53, Sugar Grove Berne Union 27 Shekinah Christian 50, Morral Ridgedale 32 Worthington Christian 32, Lancaster Fisher Cath. 15

AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup Top 12 in Points 1. M.Kenseth ......................................47 2. D.Earnhardt Jr................................42 3. G.Biffle............................................42

Thursday, March 1, 2012


SPORTS ON TV TODAY GOLF 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, first round, at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Teams TBA ESPN2 — Teams TBA 9 p.m. ESPN — Teams TBA ESPN2 — Teams TBA 10:30 p.m. FSN — Colorado at Oregon 11 p.m. ESPN2 — New Mexico St. at Nevada NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. TNT — Oklahoma City at Orlando 10:30 p.m. TNT — Miami at Portland

FRIDAY AUTO RACING 1 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for Bashas' Supermarkets 200, at Avondale, Ariz. 2:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Subway Fresh Fit 500, at Avondale, Ariz. 4 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Nationwide Series, final practice for Bashas' Supermarkets 200, at Avondale, Ariz. 5:30 p.m. SPEED — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, "Happy Hour Series," final practice for Subway Fresh Fit 500, at Avondale, Ariz. BOXING 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Junior welterweights, Jesus Pabon (172-0) vs. Joan Guzman (31-0-1), at Hollywood, Fla. GOLF 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, second round, at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 — Akron at Kent St. MEN'S COLLEGE HOCKEY 7:30 p.m. NBCSN — Denver at Nebraska-Omaha NBA BASKETBALL 8 p.m. ESPN — Golden State at Philadelphia 10:30 p.m. ESPN — L.A. Clippers at Phoenix 4. D.Hamlin.........................................42 5. J.Burton..........................................40 6. P.Menard.........................................39 7. K.Harvick........................................37 8. C.Edwards......................................36 9. J.Logano.........................................36 10. M.Martin .......................................35 11. C.Bowyer......................................33 12. M.Truex Jr.....................................33 NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

GOLF World Golf Ranking Through Feb. 26 1. Luke Donald ...............ENG 2. Rory McIlroy .................NIR 3. Lee Westwood............ENG 4. Martin Kaymer............GER 5. Steve Stricker..............USA 6. Webb Simpson............USA 7. Dustin Johnson...........USA 8. Adam Scott..................AUS 9. Hunter Mahan.............USA 10. Jason Day .................AUS 11. Phil Mickelson...........USA 12. Charl Schwartzel.......SAF 13. Bill Haas ....................USA 14. Matt Kuchar...............USA 15. Graeme McDowell .....NIR 16. Nick Watney ..............USA 17. Sergio Garcia............ESP 18. Brandt Snedeker.......USA 19. K.J. Choi....................KOR 20. Keegan Bradley ........USA 21.Tiger Woods..............USA 22. Bubba Watson ..........USA 23. Justin Rose...............ENG 24. Mark Wilson ..............USA 25. Paul Casey ...............ENG 26. Peter Hanson...........SWE 27. Ian Poulter.................ENG 28. Bo Van Pelt................USA 29.Thomas Bjorn ...........DEN 30. Louis Oosthuizen ......SAF 31. Simon Dyson............ENG 32. Alvaro Quiros ............ESP 33. David Toms................USA 34. Robert Karlsson.......SWE 35. Martin Laird ..............SCO 36. Kyung-Tae Kim .........KOR 37. Anders Hansen ........DEN 38. John Senden.............AUS 39. Sang-Moon Bae .......KOR 40. Jason Dufner.............USA 41. Fredrik Jacobson .....SWE 42. Rickie Fowler.............USA 43. Aaron Baddeley ........AUS 44. Paul Lawrie...............SCO 45. Francesco Molinari......ITA 46. Zach Johnson...........USA 47. Ben Crane.................USA 48. Kyle Stanley ..............USA 49. Geoff Ogilvy ..............AUS 50. Miguel Angel JimenezESP 51. Fernandez-Castano..ESP 52. Retief Goosen ...........SAF 53.Y.E.Yang ....................KOR 54. Ryo Ishikawa .............JPN 55. Jonathan Byrd...........USA 56. Darren Clarke.............NIR 57. Robert Rock .............ENG 58. Gary Woodland.........USA 59. Jim Furyk ..................USA 60. Robert Allenby ..........AUS 61. Rafael Cabrera-Bello ESP 62. Greg Chalmers .........AUS 63. Matteo Manassero......ITA 64. Kevin Na....................KOR 65. Ernie Els ....................SAF 66. Ryan Moore ..............USA 67. George Coetzee........SAF 68. Nicolas Colsaerts ......BEL 69. Charles Howell III .....USA 70. Joost Luiten ..............NED 71. Spencer Levin...........USA 72. Johnson Wagner.......USA 73.Vijay Singh ...................FIJ 74. Sean O'Hair ..............USA 75. Alexander Noren......SWE

9.13 8.60 8.17 6.02 5.81 5.14 5.11 5.05 5.03 5.01 4.96 4.87 4.67 4.56 4.36 4.35 4.14 4.12 4.08 4.00 3.83 3.60 3.58 3.53 3.45 3.39 3.38 3.34 3.33 3.33 3.31 3.30 3.28 3.26 3.25 3.14 3.14 3.13 3.12 3.09 3.03 3.02 3.01 2.98 2.98 2.81 2.81 2.77 2.76 2.75 2.75 2.72 2.61 2.61 2.60 2.58 2.46 2.44 2.38 2.31 2.31 2.26 2.25 2.22 2.15 2.14 2.14 2.13 2.08 2.08 2.07 2.05 1.98 1.98 1.98

PGA Tour FedExCup Standings Through Feb. 26 .................................Points Money 1. Kyle Stanley..............935 $1,938,515 2. Johnson Wagner......860 $1,660,293 3. Phil Mickelson ..........807 $1,789,931 4. Mark Wilson .............802 $1,768,343 5. Bill Haas ...................752 $1,661,659 6. Hunter Mahan..........742 $1,760,840

7. Brandt Snedeker......716 8. Steve Stricker ...........598 9. Keegan Bradley........504 10. Ben Crane..............475 11. Martin Laird............465 12. John Huh................458 13. Spencer Levin........370 14. Harrison Frazar......352 15. Charlie Wi...............346 16. John Rollins............340 17. Kevin Na.................325 18. Aaron Baddeley .....321 19. Dustin Johnson......316 20. Rory McIlroy...........315 21. Bubba Watson........310 22. Sean O'Hair............301 23. Webb Simpson.......292 24. Charles Howell III...289 25. Carl Pettersson ......278 26. Ricky Barnes..........271 27. Jonathan Byrd........265 28. Jimmy Walker.........264 29. Robert Garrigus.....257 30. D.A. Points ..............251 31. Bryce Molder..........248 32. Pat Perez................242 33. Sang-Moon Bae ....236 34. John Mallinger........234 35. John Senden..........234 36. Robert Allenby .......232 37. Matt Kuchar............227 38. Cameron Tringale ..211 39. Jeff Maggert...........208 40. Zach Johnson ........206 41. Brendon de Jonge.203 42. K.J. Choi .................200 43. Jarrod Lyle..............199 44. Nick Watney ...........197 45. Bo Van Pelt.............193 46. David Toms.............187 47. Jason Dufner..........180 48. Scott Piercy............178 49. Matt Every..............171 50. Brian Gay ...............171 51. Brendon Todd.........168 52. Rory Sabbatini .......168 53. Bud Cauley.............166 54. Chris Stroud...........165 55. Michael Thompson 164 56. D.J.Trahan..............162 57. Harris English.........161 58.Vijay Singh..............159 59. Ken Duke................158 60. Bobby Gates ..........150 61. Brendan Steele......150 62. Josh Teater.............148 63. Chris Kirk................144 64. Lee Westwood .......140 65. Martin Flores..........137 66. Sergio Garcia.........131 67. Rod Pampling ........130 68. Colt Knost...............129 69. Ryan Moore ...........127 70. George McNeill......127 71. Rickie Fowler..........126 72. Jim Furyk................117 73. Marc Leishman......116 74. Kevin Stadler..........114 75. Gary Woodland......114 76. Justin Rose ............113 77. Padraig Harrington.113 78. William McGirt........109 79. David Hearn...........109 80. Chris DiMarco........108 81. Seung-yul Noh.......107 82. Kevin Chappell.......105 83. Greg Chalmers ......105 84. J.B. Holmes ............104 85. Greg Owen.............103 86. Jason Kokrak .........102 87. Bob Estes...............102 88.Tiger Woods ...........101 89. Camilo Villegas ........99 90. Daniel Summerhays97 91. Ryan Palmer.............96 92. Stewart Cink.............96 93. Stephen Ames .........95 94.Trevor Immelman......94 95. James Driscoll..........94 96. Brian Harman...........92 97. J.J. Killeen.................92 98. Jonas Blixt................89 98. Justin Leonard..........89 100. Billy Mayfair ............88 101. Roberto Castro ......88 102. Geoff Ogilvy ...........88 103. Gary Christian........83 104. Will Claxton ............83 105. Kevin Streelman.....83 106. Michael Bradley .....82 107.Y.E.Yang..................80 108. Fredrik Jacobson ...80 109. Graham DeLaet.....77 110. Miguel Carballo......77 111. Joe Ogilvie .............77 112. Heath Slocum ........77 113. Jhonattan Vegas ....76 114. Bill Lunde................74

$1,477,879 $1,282,000 $1,036,217 $1,025,600 $1,040,539 $1,047,132 $681,968 $667,986 $735,616 $727,668 $685,116 $644,866 $674,910 $850,000 $629,567 $520,554 $606,800 $474,077 $444,985 $505,523 $605,400 $587,963 $490,069 $501,043 $485,906 $374,309 $440,816 $447,257 $402,688 $488,746 $407,486 $359,558 $364,477 $341,399 $327,480 $361,940 $363,685 $336,797 $419,688 $355,600 $354,477 $288,955 $392,663 $276,873 $304,207 $292,956 $191,470 $355,229 $287,696 $314,650 $225,295 $201,355 $271,593 $228,379 $315,218 $153,648 $242,392 $490,000 $253,846 $304,875 $262,650 $273,815 $188,038 $131,068 $198,969 $225,250 $168,994 $160,048 $182,670 $197,850 $226,913 $128,818 $179,619 $142,809 $131,676 $119,687 $142,943 $209,261 $224,230 $195,868 $158,400 $197,400 $142,173 $166,521 $104,358 $142,952 $117,699 $157,200 $97,095 $124,239 $81,438 $91,990 $185,488 $135,398 $75,076 $110,980 $131,136 $147,475 $180,289 $103,600 $126,928 $168,750 $79,217 $84,011 $98,601 $68,565 $91,729 $123,920

115. Adam Scott ............74 116. Ernie Els.................73 117.Ted Potter, Jr...........69 118. Ian Poulter ..............66 119. Mark D. Anderson..66 120. Erik Compton.........65 121. Paul Goydos...........64 122.Tim Herron .............64 122. Richard H. Lee.......64 124. Briny Baird..............63 125.Tom Pernice, Jr.......63 126. Chez Reavie ..........62 127. Marc Turnesa .........59 128. John Merrick ..........57 129. Retief Goosen........56 130. Steven Bowditch ....54 130. Steve Marino..........54 132. Jason Day ..............54 133. Jeff Overton ...........53 134. Charley Hoffman....51 135. Sunghoon Kang.....50 136. Chris Couch ...........49 136. Davis Love III..........49 138. Scott Stallings ........49 139. Dicky Pride.............48 140. Danny Lee..............47 141. Robert Karlsson.....47 141. Louis Oosthuizen...47 141. Charl Schwartzel ...47 144. Nick O'Hern............44 145. Cameron Beckman44 146. Chris Riley..............43 147. Jerry Kelly...............43 148. Derek Lamely.........43 149. Nathan Green ........42 150. Blake Adams..........42

$131,366 $123,305 $121,733 $78,445 $91,202 $63,229 $57,220 $62,602 $115,420 $106,853 $48,085 $54,601 $76,090 $57,385 $76,928 $102,400 $85,040 $108,992 $45,541 $64,242 $60,089 $68,843 $71,936 $74,500 $129,963 $62,408 $95,000 $95,000 $95,000 $53,068 $62,929 $38,140 $40,822 $55,534 $47,140 $43,774

LPGA Tour Money Leaders Through Feb. 26 .......................................Trn 1.Yani Tseng.....................3 2. Angela Stanford ...........3 3. Ai Miyazato...................2 4. Jenny Shin....................3 5. Jessica Korda...............1 6. Shanshan Feng............2 7. Jiyai Shin.......................3 8. Stacy Lewis ..................3 9. Na Yeon Choi................2 10. Amy Yang....................2 11. So Yeon Ryu...............2 12. Brittany Lincicome......3 13. Julieta Granada..........3 14. Hee Kyung Seo..........3 15. Jimin Kang..................3 16. Katie Futcher..............3 17. Blumenherst ...............3 18. Hee Young Park..........3 19. I.K. Kim .......................2 20. Anna Nordqvist ..........3 21. Karrie Webb................3 22.Vicky Hurst..................3 23. Suzann Pettersen ......3 24. Mina Harigae..............3 25. Azahara Munoz..........3 26. Kristy McPherson.......3 27. Cristie Kerr..................3 28. Chella Choi.................3 29. Beatriz Recari.............3 30. Sandra Gal .................3 31. Karen Stupples ..........2 32. Meena Lee .................3 33. Catriona Matthew.......2 33. Se Ri Pak....................2 35. Sun Young Yoo............3 36. Pornanong Phatlum...3 37. Momoko Ueda............2 38. Eun-Hee Ji..................3 39. Morgan Pressel..........3 40. Sophie Gustafson ......3 41. Mika Miyazato ............2 42. Brittany Lang ..............3 43. Inbee Park ..................3 44. Maria Hjorth................2 45. Katherine Hull.............3 46. Ryann O'Toole............3 47. Christel Boeljon..........3 48. Jennifer Johnson........2 49. Caroline Hedwall........2 49. Sarah Kemp ...............1

Money $312,186 $237,141 $186,365 $167,043 $165,000 $151,861 $149,022 $129,457 $116,737 $95,327 $90,489 $88,238 $84,627 $76,570 $63,466 $63,401 $62,539 $61,914 $52,359 $51,526 $48,922 $45,585 $42,080 $40,007 $38,536 $36,086 $35,693 $34,653 $33,303 $32,647 $32,097 $30,740 $30,549 $30,549 $29,065 $28,706 $28,511 $28,198 $26,665 $26,079 $25,670 $21,942 $20,743 $19,722 $19,112 $18,439 $18,345 $18,277 $16,948 $16,948



Knicks rally, top Cavs NEW YORK (AP) — Jeremy Lin had 19 points and 13 assists, Carmelo Anthony scored 22 and the New York Knicks turned around the game with their reserves to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 120103 on Wednesday night. Steve Novak had 17 points off the bench as the Knicks turned a 17-point deficit into an easy win, outscoring the Cavs 71-42 in the second half. They capped a 10-5 month, their first 10-win February since going 10-3 in 199697. The Knicks didn’t lead until Novak made consecutive 3-pointers to put them up 75-74 with 2:52 left in the third quarter, then dominated the fourth quarter to send the Cavs to their third straight loss. Antawn Jamison had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Kyrie Irving had 22 points and seven assists. The interesting point guard matchup between the No. 1 pick and the guy who wasn’t picked was about even. Irving seems headed toward the Rookie of the Year award and has led the Cavaliers into playoff contention, but he and most of the rest of the NBA have been obscured by the player he said has “been on ESPN every single day.” Irving seemed to have little interest in discussing Linsanity. He said he didn’t really speak to Lin when they both played in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday at the All-Star game and repeated the same basic answer when asked about his counterpart, saying Lin was a great story, great point guard, and was leading the Knicks to wins.


■ Auto Racing

National Hockey League All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 61 40 15 6 86169124 Pittsburgh 63 37 21 5 79202166 Philadelphia 62 34 21 7 75203188 New Jersey 62 35 23 4 74172170 N.Y. Islanders 63 26 28 9 61148187 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 61 37 21 3 77200140 Boston 65 34 23 8 76199192 Ottawa 64 29 28 7 65191200 Toronto Buffalo 62 27 27 8 62154180 Montreal 64 24 30 10 58164177 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA 62 30 20 12 72158172 Florida Washington 63 32 26 5 69172178 Winnipeg 65 30 27 8 68166186 Tampa Bay 63 29 28 6 64176213 Carolina 63 24 26 13 61166190 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 64 42 19 3 87202151 St. Louis 63 39 17 7 85161126 Nashville 64 37 20 7 81181165 Chicago 65 34 24 7 75198193 Columbus 63 18 38 7 43146212 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 64 40 16 8 88204156 Colorado 64 33 27 4 70168173 Calgary 63 28 24 11 67151173 Minnesota 63 28 26 9 65139167 Edmonton 62 25 31 6 56167184 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Phoenix 63 33 21 9 75166156 San Jose 62 33 22 7 73178159 Dallas 64 33 26 5 71168175 Los Angeles 64 29 23 12 70138137 Anaheim 63 27 26 10 64161178 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday's Games Phoenix 2, Vancouver 1, SO Ottawa 1, Boston 0 Florida 5, Toronto 3 Washington 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, OT Carolina 4, Nashville 3 Detroit 5, Columbus 2 Tampa Bay 2, Montreal 1 Los Angeles 4, Minnesota 0 San Jose 1, Philadelphia 0 Wednesday's Games Pittsburgh 4, Dallas 3, SO Chicago 5, Toronto 4 St. Louis at Edmonton, 10 p.m. Buffalo at Anaheim, 10 p.m. Thursday's Games New Jersey at Boston, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Montreal, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m. Florida at Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m. Columbus at Colorado, 9 p.m. Calgary at Phoenix, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Buffalo at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games New Jersey at Washington, 7 p.m. Chicago at Ottawa, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim, 10 p.m.

Johnson, crew chief penalized CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR issued steep penalties against five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and his team for failing the first inspection for the Daytona 500. Crew chief Chad Knaus was fined $100,000 and suspended six races Wednesday, car chief Ron Malec also was barred for six races, and Johnson was docked 25 points, sending him into this weekend’s race last in the Sprint Cup Series standings. The penalties stem from a failed inspection Feb. 17 at Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR said the No. 48 Chevrolet had illegally modified sheet metal between the roof and the side windows, an area known as the C-posts. Hendrick Motorsports immediately said it would appeal, and Knaus and Malec can attend races during the process. “Our organization respects NASCAR and the way the sanctioning body governs our sport,” team owner Rick Hendrick said. “In this case, though, the system broke down, and we will voice our concerns through the appeal process.” Should the penalties stand, Johnson finds himself in a huge hole at the start of the season. He was wrecked just two laps into Monday night’s Daytona 500, and his 42nd-place finish put him 42nd in the standings with two points.



Thursday, March 1, 2012

■ Boys Basketball

■ Boys Basketball

Greeneview beats Bethel



TIPP CITY — It was a case of solid rebounding and defense that helped push the Greeneview Rams (175) over Bethel (16-6) Wednesday, 48-42 at Tippecanoe High School. Greeneview marched out to a 23-15 advantage at the half and the lead was in large part to a second quarter defensive stand that held the Bees to only two points, while scoring 12. “They scored 13 points in the first quarter so we were trying to do a better job of keeping them in front of us and getting a hand up on their shots,” Greeneview head coach Bill Green said. “After the first quarter, we just did a better job of getting loose balls and rebounding.” Bethel came alive in the second half and put together a 27-25 run in the the final two quarters, but it was not enough to dig out of the halftime deficit. Earlier this season, Bethel played the Rams at Greeneview and took a 5245 decision. Point guard Kyle Combs missed that game due to an injury but in the lineup was Wednesday. Greeneview won the Ohio Heritage Conference title for the second straight time this season and is looking to advance to the district final for the third

straight season. Cincinnati Summit Country Day beat the Rams 54-36 in last year’s district final. Dusty Elsass had 13 points to lead Bethel. Kyle Hamlin and Guse Schwieterman each scored eight and Patrick Bain added seven. Evan Bradds led Greeneview with 19 points. Tyler Bruntz had another big game for the Rams, finishing with 14 points followed by Garrett Hudson’s 10. The Rams will now march on to the sectional title game at 9 p.m. Friday at U.D. Arena against Miami East. Jackson Center 63, Bradford 27 PIQUA — Undefeated Jackson Center — the No. 1 seed in the Division IV Piqua Sectional tournament — prived to be too much for No. 11 Bradford to handle in a 63-27 loss in the second round of the tournament Wednesday night. Jackson Center (22-0) jumped out to a 17-2 lead after the first quarter and coasted from there behind a balanced scoring attack. Alan Yount scored 10 to lead the points Railroaders, whose season ends at 3-18. Eric Swabb added seven points and Austin Sell scored five.

Troy’s Tyler Miller shoots. ■ CONTINUED FROM 15 that’s what coach said to do,” said Price. “I saw the ball in his hands and he put it out away from his body, so I slapped at it and grabbed it.” Troy held a 66-63 lead at the time, and a foul would have put Williams — Fairborn’s all-time leading scorer, who finished with an astounding 44 points and canned eight 3-pointers in the game — on the line with two shots, not enough to tie it. But instead, Price saw a better opportunity, and when he grabbed it, he even surprised himself. “I was totally surprised,” he said. “I wasn’t expecting him to put the ball out like that and just give it away.” Once Price had control of it, he paused — as if to convince himself it had actually happened — then saw Kelley Kirtz streaking the other way and launched the ball to him for an exclamation point of a layup. It was a thrilling end to


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Troy’s Nick Wagner recieves a pass from a teammate during the Trojans’ victory over Fairborn on Wednesday at Trotwood High School. a game that featured eight lead changes — five in the fourth quarter alone — and three ties. But that didn’t bother Troy coach Tim Miller. “We got smacked by 23 at their place earlier this year. I’ll take this win any way we can get it,” Miller said with a smile. “I don’t care how many gray hairs I have to contribute.” It also validated the Trojans’ battle plan going in — Williams may be dangerous, but don’t let the other Skyhawks win the game. “The kids bought into our gameplan tonight, even though we knew it’d be difficult,” Miller said. “Williams had a big game like last time, but we allowed a couple other guys to have big games, too. Our objective tonight was to make sure no one else did. “Williams is going to get his. If we allowed some of their other players to be scorers, we were going to be in trouble.” After Williams’ 44, the drop-off was like falling from the top of a mountain. Jordan Michael — who had 24 points in the first meeting — managed only nine, and Kelvin Gassion and Malik Jacobs each scored five. Meanwhile, every Trojan starter — who all played the majority of the game, as Troy made only one substitution in the game — made key contributions. Cody May led Troy with 21 points, five rebounds and two assists, hurting the Skyhawks from long range early with three 3s then knifing his way through the

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Troy’s Seth Lucas dribbles past a Fairborn defender. defense later — including a reverse layup along the baseline that gave Troy the lead for good at 59-58. Tyler Miller added 15 points and eight crucial rebounds — half of those coming on the offensive end, with all four of them leading to points. Kirtz — who hit the game-winning shot against Butler in Saturday’s sectional opener — added 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists, going 3 for 4 from the free throw line in the game’s final 30 seconds to extend Troy’s lead to four at 65-61, and then three at 66-63. And Seth Lucas scored all nine of his points in the second half and dished out three assists. “They have one guy in double figures, and we have three and then two more that are darn close,” Miller said. “I’ll take a team over an individual any day. It was the total team concept. Everybody out there did something important. “We did a better job of keeping them off the glass this time, and we did a better job of not letting them take uncontested driving lanes to the basket.” And then there was Price, who hit three 3s and finished with nine points

the ball Wednesday to get and three steals — none bigger than the one at the game’s end. “We had really strong conditioning work this week. We knew we had to play our hearts out in this one,” he said. “For us seniors, it could have been our last game.” Instead, Troy will face the Lebanon Warriors — who the Trojans beat in overtime in the next-to-last game of the regular season — at 6 p.m. Saturday at U.D. Arena in the sectional title game. While discussing the final play, assistant coach Russ Miller asked Price if it “was a priceless moment?” “Yeah, it was definitely priceless,” Price said. Fairborn — 63 Kendrick Williams 15-6-44, Jordan Michael 3-1-9, Teyvon Ross 0-0-0, Lawrence Inman 0-0-0, Kelvin Gassion 0-0-0, A.J. Wagner 2-1-5, Tyler Wlazlo 0-0-0, Malik Jacobs 2-1-5. Totals: 22-9-63. Troy — 68 Seth Lucas 4-1-9, Cody May 90-21, Kelley Kirtz 4-3-14, Nick Wagner 0-0-0, Tyler Miller 7-1-15, Jordan Price 3-0-9. Totals: 27-568. Score By Quarters Fairborn.........15 29 41 63 Troy ...............10 25 46 68 3-point goals: Fairborn — Williams 8, Jordan 2. Troy — May 3, Kirtz 3, Price 3. Records: Fairborn 14-8. Troy 16-6.

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