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Blue Angels to appear at 2014 Air Show VANDALIA — Vectren Dayton Air Show officials have announced that the world renowned U. S. Navy Blue Angels will appear on June 28-29 at the 2014 Vectren Dayton Air Show presented by Kroger. The news followed a Pentagon announcement Friday that it would reinstate the Navy’s Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds as part of a new military community outreach effort. “We are absolutely thrilled the Blues will return in 2014,” said Michael Emoff, Chairman of the United States Air & Trade Show Board of Trustees, the show’s governing organization. “This is incredibly good news for not only the air show but also the entire Dayton community,” he added. AeroShell Aerobatic Team, Shockwave jet truck and the A-4B Skyhawk jet warbird will join National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinee Patty Wagstaff as featured performers in the show. The world-class acts promise to make Dayton’s

40th annual air show a summer spectacle. Rumbling over the skies of Dayton with their 600-horsepower, Pratt & Whitney radial engines, the North American AeroShell Aerobatic Team will combine nostalgia, romance and entertainment in their colorful, World War II-era warbirds. The AeroShell team, led by Mark Henley, flies four North American AT-6G Texans in precision aerobatic maneuvers, including the bomb burst, avalanche and breath-taking “Switch Blade”. The world-famous Shockwave jet truck will include Dayton in its 30th anniversary tour. Created by Les Shockley and recently acquired by Darnell Racing Enterprises, Shockwave is a radically modified freighter truck that shoots fireballs, billows smoke and hurtles down the runway at speeds exceeding 300 miles per hour. Its three Westinghouse J34-48 jet engines produce 36,000 horsepower. The Warbird Heritage Foundation’s A-4B Skyhawk

is a light bomber/attack aircraft that was flown by both Navy Vice Adm. James Stockdale and Lt. Cdr. John McCain (now Senator McCain) during the Vietnam War. This Skyhawk is painted to represent an A-4C flown by Navy Lt. Cdr. Ted Swartz, who shot down a MiG-17 over North Vietnam—the only air-to-air kill by a Skyhawk during the entire conflict. As previously announced, Patty Wagstaff will fly in the air show for the first time since 2009. A 2004 National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinee, Patty has flown air shows and competitions around the world and is considered one of the top aerobatic pilots on the air show circuit—male or female. “We’ve booked some of the best civilian air show acts in the world and there will be more to come,” said Emoff. More details about the lineup will be made available when finalized and announced on the show’s website

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Lions Club Halloween Parade set VANDALIA — The Vandalia Lions Club’s 65th annual Halloween Parade & Costume Contest is scheduled for Monday October 28. In the past the parade went to the Morton Middle School Fieldhouse for costume judging; however, Morton and the Fieldhouse are no longer on West National Rd. This year the event will take place at the Sports Complex on Stonequarry Rd. The contestants are to assemble at 6:00 p.m. at the Concession Stand, which is on the road about 200 yards North of the Rec Center building, where they will be placed in appropriate age groups. The parade, led by the Butler High School Marching Band, will start at 6:30 p.m.and proceed to the Recreation Center Gymnasium for the costume judging and prizes. There will be a Halloween bag and candy for the contestants plus refreshments for all. there will also be free one-day passes to the Recreation Center and Skate World. Prize catego ries are: Prettiest, Scariest/Ugliest, Most Original, and Funniest. Competitive age groups are: 0-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, and 12 & up.

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Vandalia City Council Candidates, left to right: Mike Blakesly, Candice Farst, David Lewis, and Kent Zimmerman debated the issues facing the city at Thursday night’s candidate forum.

Area candidates debate issues prior to election (Editor’s note: The story for the Vandalia-Butler Board of Education candidate forum will be published in the October 31 edition of the Vandalia Drummer News.) Darrell Wacker

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BUTLER TWP. — Candidates for Butler Township Trustee, Vandalia City Council, and the Vandalia-Butler Board of Education engaged in a lively discussion Thursday night before a packed house at Christian Life Center. Voters were given the opportunity to see each slate of candidates individually with questions were posed by moderator Will Roberts, Executive Director of the VandaliaButler Chamber of Commerce. The event was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Vandalia Drummer News. The first forum featured the candidates for Vandalia City Council where four candidates are vying for three seats: incumbents Mike Blakesly, Candice Farst, and David Lewis and challenger Kent Zimmerman. When giving their introductions, Blakesly touted his knowledge of “how government works from the inside.” Blakesly, who is employed by the Butler Township

Fire Department, said he was proud that the city “has made economic development a priority.” He said he wants to make sure that Vandalia “thrives, not just survives.” Farst noted that she has been on council since 1988 and served as the city’s Cultural Arts liaison since 2001. Farst said that Vandalia is a “vibrant and healthy community,” and that, while happy with the city’s economic development over the past few years, she would like to turn her attention to community development. Lewis said he had been appointed to the council but became involved in local politics because of a concern with Vandalia’s relationship with the City of Dayton as it pertains to the airport and an expansion that was previously considered. He said that is is proud of the city’s collaborative efforts with other municipalities for water and waste water treatment. He also noted that Vandalia was ahead of other entities by moving to a merit pay system for city employees instead of the traditional steppay system. The challenger, Zimmerman, said that he had a great deal of respect for all the incumbents, but feels “fresh eyes on old issues can lead to different results.” Specifically, he wants to offer

employees more benefit options by using PaySmarter, a tool developed by the Vandalia-Butler City Schools, that would ultimately save the city dollars on employee benefits. He also wants the council to rescind a pay raise for council members passed in 2011 as well as keep city expenditures at current levels if and when tax revenues increase. When asked why a voter should vote for them, Farst said “Because I’m good at it. I still have the time, energy, and enthusiasm to serve another term and things I want to accomplish.” She noted that the city has been “so successful on the economic development front and now I want to turn my attention to community development.” Lewis answered the same question by saying he enjoys the challenge both “intellectually and personally. I’ve enjoyed the learning process, and I have always wanted to set an example for my children that working hard and being a public servant is a worthy endeavor.” Zimmerman said “I believe voters deserve a choice on election day. For the last eight years my opponents have run unopposed. We need fresh eyes and unique insight.” Blakesly noted that he is See CANDIDATES | 7A

VA N DA L I A — According to the American Cancer Society, the chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer at some point in her life is about one in eight and the chance of dying from breast cancer are about one in 36. About 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women have been diagnosed this year and about 39,510 women will die from breast cancer this year alone. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer. There is always hope, however. The American Cancer Society says that because of better early detection methods and better forms of treatment, death rates as a result of breast cancer have been steadily on the decline. Currently, there are more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors in the United States of America. This issue of the Vandalia Drummer News — printed on all pink paper — is meant to honor all of those who have battled, are battling and will battle breast cancer. The color pink has become synonomous with breast cancer awareness. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All of us have been touched in some way by breast cancer, either directly or indirectly through a friend or loved one. This pink paper is an opportunity for the Drummer to highlight the fight against this disease.

Vandalia City Council approves paving projects DARRELL WACKER Drummer Editor


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VANDALIA — The Vandalia City Council approved a bid for over $100,000 for parking lot asphalt, curbs, and catch basins at the Vandalia Justice Center, Cassell Hills Golf Course, and the Recreation Center at Monday night’s meeting. The bid, awarded to Vandalia Blacktop & Sealcoating, was the only bid received despite the City handdelivering bid packets to three companies. The measure passed unanimously with Councilman Dave Brusman abstaining. City Manager Rob Anderson said that ideally the projects, which includes work on the golf course parking lot, will be completed this fall if the weather cooperates. Council also authorized Anderson to enter into an agreement with Butler Township to extend a water main to Vandalia Rental. Anderson noted that the extension will come at no cost to the city

and that Vandalia Rental will pay a 50 percent surcharge in water rates that is standard for entities outside the city limits. During the City Manager’s Report, Anderson said that the Council will hold budget workshops to work on the city’s 2014 budget on Wednesday, October 23, Monday, October 28, and Tuesday, October 29. The workshops will be held at 6 p.m. in the lower level of the municipal building. The public is invited to the workshops. Anderson also reported that Beggar’s Night will be held on Thursday, October 31 from 6 - 8 p.m. The Lion’s Club Parade will be held Monday, October 28 at the Sports Complex baseball concession stand at 6 p.m. Marchers will step off at 6:30. The parade will conclude in the Recreation Center gymnasium. In other business, the Council appointed three positions - City Manager, Assistant City Manager, and the Assistant to the City Manager - as representatives to the Butler Township Miller Lane

Business District Joint Economic Development Zone (JEDZ) Board and the Miller Lane Hotel District JEDZ Board. The Council opted to name positions to the Board rather than individuals. As such, the representatives will be Anderson, Assistant City Manager Greg Shackelford, and the Assistant to the City Manager Julie Trick. Council also set a summer meeting schedule June 2, July 7, and August 4 - for regular meetings of the Council. Council received a bill listing for September in the amount of $3,195,229.97. Bills over $50,000 included the ADAMHS Board of Montgomery County for indigent care; Barrett Paving Materials for street resurfacing the cities of Brookville and Clayton for tax collections; water, wastewater, and trash service; Sturm Construction for the Buttercup and Gabriel improvements; retirement contributions; health insurance claims; and payroll. See PAVING | 7A


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Michigan man convicted in Vandalia drug case Traffic stop resulted in Ohio’s largest prescription drug bust

DAYTON – Prosecutor Mat Heck, Jr. announced that 30 year old William J. Hedges, of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, has been convicted on felony charges related to a June 20, 2013 traffic stop in Vandalia where the largest amount of illegal prescription drugs ever discovered during a traffic stop were seized. In the late evening hours of Thursday, June 20, 2013, the Ohio State Highway Patrol received a report of a reckless driver southbound on I-75. A Photo courtesy MCSO Trooper located the suspect vehicle and observed

it weaving in the roadway. The Trooper initiated a traffic stop and the defendant appeared to be under the influence. The defendant failed the Trooper’s roadside field sobriety test, and was placed under arrest on suspicion of operating the vehicle while under the influence. A subsequent search and inventory of the defendant’s vehicle uncovered over 17,000 pills of prescription medication, with an estimated street value of nearly $340,000. Last week, the defendant was convicted on two

counts of Aggravated Possession of Drugs. Prosecutor Heck continued, “Thankfully, these drugs were seized before they reached the streets. These drugs would have had a devastating impact on our community.” These counts are first degree felonies, so the defendant faces a sentence of 3 to 11 years incarceration on each count. The defendant is currently being held in the Montgomery County Jail. He is set to be sentenced on November 5, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

Vandalia police sponsoring prescription drug take back VANDALIA – On October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Vandalia Division of Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Kroger at 780 Northwoods Boulevard. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April, Americans turned in 371 tons (over 742,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at

Unwanted drugs can be dropped at Kroger Oct. 26

over 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its six previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 2.8 million pounds — more than 1,400 tons — of pills. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as

Cupp Is Running for Re-Election of the Vandalia-Butler Board of Education

Robert E. Cupp, current member of the Vandalia-Butler School Board is announcing his candidacy for re-election to the Board of Education. Robert and his volunteers have collected signatures from residents of the district in support of his nomination. Individuals and several local organizations have responded with support and substantial signatures more than sufficient to place him on the ballot for the November 5, 2013 general election.

are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines — flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash — both pose potential safety and health hazards. DEA is in the process of approv-

Restaurants are being targeted by utility scams COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General via a prepaid money card. Mike DeWine October 11 warned that Ohio Utility scams have been reported by busirestaurants have been targeted by utility scams, nesses in Cleveland, Columbus, and Fairfield where callers threaten to shut off the restau- County. rant’s power unless it provides immediBusinesses should take the following ate payment. steps to protect themselves: At least four restaurants have filed n Be skeptical of callers who threatreports of the scam since July, and two en to shut off your power unless you reportedly lost approximately $500 to make an immediate payment. $800 to the scam. n If you receive a suspicious or “Scams are often underreported, so threatening call, hang up and call your it’s likely that other businesses have utility company using a number you been affected,” Attorney General know to be legitimate. DeWine said. “We want to make sure n Demand information in writing Attorney all Ohio businesses know about this and before sending any payment. General warn their employees. It’s hard enough n Don’t trust someone who says you to run a business without having to Mike DeWine must pay using a prepaid money card worry about con artists trying to take or wire transfer. These are preferred advantage of you or your employees.” payment methods for scammers. In a typical scam, a caller contacts the busin Warn employees about potential scams. ness claiming to represent a local utility compaBusinesses or consumers who suspect a ny and says the business is late on its payments. scam or unfair business practice should contact The caller threatens to turn off the business’ the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www. power unless it makes an immediate payment or 800-282-0515.

Vectren urges customers to have furnaces checked

He is a two-term incumbent of the school board. Finances of the district are his primary motivation to run for office. According to Robert, "Funding for the district is my top priority." He adds that the district is at a critical point due to the loss of revenue from severe state cuts and devaluation of property from the 2008 downturn. The district has lost too many quality educators and support staff and his mission is to help restore the quality programming that students have had for decades. Robert has also spoken out on the need for the district to develop alternate revenue streams. Robert recently retired this year after a 36 year career in the mechanical construction industry. He was Vice President of DeBra-Kuempel, Dayton Division, div of EMCOR, a fortune 500 company, the largest of its kind in the United States. He was responsible for the entire operations of the division.

DAYTON – As colder weather draws near, Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren) reminds customers that it is important to evaluate the condition of their furnaces before turning them on for the winter. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates one in four furnaces has been in operation for 20 years or more and may not be performing at peak efficiency. Other than simply looking at the age of the furnace, it is important to have a trained professional evaluate its performance to ensure its operating

safely and efficiently. “It’s easy to forget to regularly check your furnace - given most units are housed in basements or garages,” said Colleen Ryan, president of Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio. “It is important that a qualified heating contractor performs a regular maintenance check in order to ensure it is working properly. In fact, an annual tune-up can extend the life of your unit and save 3 to 10 percent on heating costs. “ During regular furnace maintenance checks, the technician

More information about Robert and his campaign can be found on his Facebook page "Re-elect Robert E. Cupp to the VB School Board". This site includes biographical information about Robert and a calendar of upcoming events, as well as his position on many of the important issues affecting the district.


Robert recently retired this year after a 36 year career in the mechanical construction industry. He was Vice President of DeBra- Kuempel, Dayton Division, div of EMCOR, a fortune 500 company, the largest of its kind in the United States. He was responsible for the entire operations of the division. More information about Robert and his campaign can be found on his Facebook page “Re-elect Robert E. Cupp to the VB School Board.” This site includes biographical information about Robert and a calendar of upcoming events, as well as his position on many of the important issues affecting the district.

ing new regulations that implement the Safe and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” (that is, a patient or pet or their family member or owner) of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances.

can calculate the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). This will indicate how much of the energy used by the furnace is actually generating heat to be circulated throughout the home or business and how much heat is escaping through chimneys, windows, doorways, etc. If the levels are dipping below the 80 percent range, repairs or replacement might be in order. The higher the AFUE, the lower the energy bills will be each month. If it is determined that a new furnace is necessary, Vectren offers a $200 rebate toward the purchase of a 95 percent AFUE or higher natural gas furnace. A list of qualifying appliances and rebate forms are available through Vectren’s Conservation Connection on www.vectren. com. “Vectren’s Conservation Connection programs offer customers a variety of information on energy efficiency tips, appliance rebates and home energy audits,” added Ryan. “You can even sign up to receive e-mails or text messages reminding you to replace your furnace filters.” Additional rebates are available, including those for attic and wall insulation, air sealing, boilers and programmable thermostats. Visit or call 1-866-240-8476 for complete details on all rebates and energy efficiency tips for the winter heating season.


PROJECT 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.


Replace Administrator’s Van $ Sidewalks in the business district Street lighting in the business district Landscaping in the business district Monument signage Demolish Police Bldg. & Pave Parking Lot Overpass signage Street extension, York Center Drive Stop Lights at N. Dixie & Clover Leaf

10. Miller Lane Extension (cul-de-sac) 11. Willowbrook Manor Sidewalks

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540,878 $1,090,000

*Source of project & cost, Township’ s Capital Improvements Program Budget 2012 through 2016. You may obtain a copy of that document by calling Butler Township at 937 898-6735 Paid for by the Committee to E lect Flanagan for Trustee, Robert Flanagan, Treasurer, 4190 Tangletree Court, Dayton, Ohio 45414



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Butler students earn national recognition VANDALIA — Four Butler High School seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Carson Hoke, Cheyenne Rogers, Jennifer Watson and Emily Williams are among only 34,000 students across the nation who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise as Commended Students. To qualify, these four scholars placed in the top

Butler High School students (left to right) Carson Hoke, Emily Williams, Jennifer Watson, and Cheyenne Rogers were named Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.

5 percent of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 competition by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. These four students have demonstrated outstanding potential, and we are proud that they are Butler students,” said Principal Chad Hill. “We invite our community to join us in recognizing their accomplishments.”

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Morton students Meet the Teacher VANDALIA — Morton students filled the halls of their school moving from class to class, and school hadn’t even started. The annual Meet the Teacher Night on August 26thwas packed as students and families were invited to tour the school, meet their teachers, and practice opening lockers. Morton’s custodians were on hand to assist families with lockers, and teachers took time to talk to each student who waited in the long lines into the classrooms. Two of the longest lines were for the two new PE teachers, Linda Skinner and Brent Reikowski, and the Music teacher, Pam Horner-Sherman whose positions were recently reinstated at the middle school level. After an exciting and late night for students and teachers, Morton opened its doors for the 2013-2014 school year early the next morning.

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Morton school nurse Teresa Buttelwerth talks with Jackson Losey. PE teacher Mrs. Skinner meets with Ashley and Mackenzie Britton during Morton Middle School’s Meet the Teacher Night.

VANDALIA — The school funding system in Ohio is broken, and Vandalia-Butler City Schools has been an active voice lobbying Columbus for a solution that will provide local taxpayers with a break. The district’s position has long been the need for a structured change that would allow us to be more responsive to the market,” said Board of Education president Bud Zupp. “We are expected to operate like a business, but there

are laws that prevent us from doing so.” For example, the district is prohibited by law from raising revenue through any means other than taxes. In addition, state law prohibits most types of property levies from automatically increasing over time. That means that, if voters approve a $3 million operating levy, the district can only collect $3 million for the life of the levy. Essentially, funding stays flat even as outside costs like utilities, fuel, and supplies go up.

To advocate for change, the district belongs to the Alliance for High Quality Education, a group that lobbies Columbus for a fair solution to the funding problem. District officials have also maintained close ties with State Representative Mike Henne and State Senator Peggy Lehner, sharing concerns about not just school funding, but also policy and laws that affect students in general.


Vandalia-Butler schools are an active voice for change in school funding

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Re-Elect Mike Lang Trustee My opponents have chosen to run their campaign by using a “survey,” both on paper and over the telephone, claiming to gauge the opinions of township residents. In reality, this “survey” is being used to spread false and misleading information. These are political shenanigans, and their use is not only sad, but desperate. These political tricks are trying to distract voters from two important points: my opponents previous record as township trustee and administrator, and more importantly, the great success the township has achieved over the last four years. - We have created a climate of progress within our township government by hiring proven, dedicated, and professional administrators. - We have reduced the number of employees in the fire and administration departments and brought the police department back to full staffing. - We have reduced spending 23% in the general fund. - We are providing better services with fewer tax dollars. - We have raised the bar for our own expectations. We can do more because we expect more. Butler Township is an awesome community, with dedicated police, fire, service, and administrative personnel. I am proud to have lived here the past 24 years, and I’m excited about the years ahead. Next time you see a piece of campaign literature dropped at your mailbox, or receive a telephone call at home that doesn’t seem “quite right.” It probably isn’t. The reason we feel good about our future is because our future is bright. I’m excited about it. I hope you are too.

On November 5th

Re-Elect Mike

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O PINION Vandalia Drummer News

Letters to the Editor A student’s perspective on the school levy

My name is Jacob Brumfield and I am the student body president at Vandalia-Butler High School. One of the main reasons I ran for this position was to help my community understand how important their school system is and to help inform them on the major issues facing our school board. I would like to briefly describe why my Vandalia-Butler HS education means so much to me and why it is important for everyone to stay engaged with their local school system. VBHS has provided me with a wealth of unlimited learning opportunities. I not only learned math, science, historical facts, figures, but most significantly, I learned big ideas. I have been taught the power of mathematics and the relationship among numbers. In world history I have traveled back in time to ancient civilizations and learned how their values helped shape my own country. I have benefited from studying a foreign language, art and economics. In each subject I have been encouraged to form my own opinions, express my thoughts, and nurture my talents. The teachers at VBHS strive to inspire students to use creative thinking to tackle problems. Finally, I have learned to accept and respect everyone’s differences and have become a more caring and tolerant person as a result. I feel that VBHS provides a welcoming learning environment. With helpful teachers and a hardworking staff, I know that when I go to college, I will be prepared for anything. I do not know what the future holds for me, but I am confident that my VBHS education has prepared me for whatever lies ahead. I believe that the lessons I learn in school will help me make a difference in this world. This year, I have challenged myself to do whatever I can to help turn this situation around. I was inspired by a quote from Maya Angelou that reads, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Allow me to explain the reason I think this quote is relevant to our current situation. We have elected officials and school administrators that have tremendous responsibilities in educating students to the highest levels and keeping everyone safe in trouble times all while managing shrinking budgets and resources. My father helped put this in perspective for me. He said “Every Vandalia resident can’t individually dictate changes on how our elected officials prioritize requirements, but every resident has an equal stake in the execution and outcome of those decisions.” I am not saying we turn a blind eye and agree with every decision our elected officials make. Conversely, I am saying we all need to understand why those decisions were made before we jump to any conclusions. We can all do this by attending community meetings and asking questions. Once we understand the rationale behind a decision we might just change our attitudes. Another objective of mine, during this school year, is to build and expand community pride for our schools. My challenge to my fellow community members is to attend at least one school board meeting and at least one extra-curricular event at the high school. Come out and support your teams as they compete against other high schools. You will see the high caliber of the students that represent your community. Get involved and make a difference in our great city. Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” If we can all just invest a little time in making our community better, everyone will get to enjoy the rewards. I look forward to a great year! Go Aviators, Jacob Brumfield

Rizvi: Support the school levy I am writing as a concerned resident of the Vandalia-Butler school district. My wife’s family has lived in Vandalia for more than 50 years. My sons are third-generation students of the school system. In my opinion, the teachers are unsung heroes whom we don’t always recognize for their influence. Regardless of whether voters are in favor or against the school levy, all can tell you stories about how a teacher impacted their lives. During a dinner with friends last year, the conversation turned to the influence teachers in the school system had on the group. The Vandalia-Butler High School graduates around the table all went on to college, graduated and are enjoying successful careers from medicine to public relations. My own son, a 2009 graduate, is now working on a doctor of physical therapy degree at the University of Dayton. They’re all proud to be “Aviators.” The school levy is needed to sustain the educational standard enjoyed by previous generations and my own sons. How could I not support the school levy when this community supported the education of my mother-in-law, her brothers, her sister, my wife, my nieces and nephews and now my sons? The school system’s revenues have decreased as property values have declined. State money for public education has dipped sharply and had a severe impact on funding for our schools. The school system has eliminated 71 teachers and administrative staff. Salaries have been frozen, and employees are paying more for their health insurance. School trips and bus transportation have been either eliminated or reduced. The classes are larger, and, in some courses, children share books. Families pay for extracurricular activities. In all, the school system has reduced its costs by nearly $16 million. With the passage of the levy, some residents will pay virtually what they paid in taxes before property values declined in our region. We cannot sustain a quality education for our community’s children unless we step up and fund this levy. I urge you to vote YES on Nov. 5 for our school levy. Sincerely, Zafar Rizvi Butler Township

Dyer: Support the school levy I am a former teacher, coach, administrator, and board member from this school district. I began my career here in 1969 with the opening of Smith Jr. High, and have had the the good fortune to work at most of the schools in the district during my 44 years as an educator. I have also had the opportunity to work at some other neighboring districts, which gives me a unique perspective that most will never have. I can honestly say that Vandalia Butler City Schools have had a very profound and positive impact on my life, my career, and my family. I have, throughout the years, been privileged to work with some of the most dedicated, caring and professional individuals, as well as students and parents who shared the same love and commitment to education. I am hopeful that our community can come together and do the right thing for our STUDENTS on November 5, and vote YES for Vandalia Butler schools !!!! Cutting programs, staff, student activities and other expenditures (in the millions of dollars) has taken its toll on the district. Your YES vote will get the district moving in the right direction, and on the road towards economic recovery. If it is our desire, and I truly believe it is, to maintain an excellent district and one which will still have a high ranking among our neighboring schools, then we must make the commitment to support and fund accordingly. We all have a vested interest in our schools, as it is the one common thread that runs through the city of Vandalia and Butler Township, and that has a profound impact on property values and future growth in our community. We all want our homes to increase in value over time and supporting a strong and healthy school district insures this will happen. There is a direct correlation between local funding and successful districts! Our students deserve our support and I encourage all of you to think of them when you vote. Denny Dyer Vandalia

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Neavin seeks to broaden conversation with community at Morton open house


n doing my research prior to coming to Vandalia-Butler, I found lots of “numbers” about the district; numbers that clearly demonstrate that VandaliaButler City Schools has been a high performing school district for many years. But while the state’s reports do much to rank, file, sort and label schools, they don’t give the reader an image of the community culture and the schools that support it. Without question, this community’s culture exemplifies excellence, and the numbers show that our schools rise to meet that expectation time and time again. Whatever measure you choose—be it our exceptional graduation rates, our above-average ACT scores, or our stellar performance on state standards, to name just a few— our district delivers academically. And, because we believe that a well-rounded citizen is developed through a well-rounded educational program, we also provide opportunities for our students to develop their talents in the arts and athletics. Our educational team members are deeply committed to the success of our children

COMMENTARY By Bradley Neavin

Superintendent Vandalia-Butler City Schools and go to great lengths to help them to achieve their individual goals. Quite simply, we have excellent teachers, support staff and administrators. But, we are losing them. Over the past six years, we have lost more than 100 staff members as part of $16 million in budget cuts. These were not “extra” staff; they were vital members of our organization who connected with our kids. The reason I am so concerned about the loss of so many of our teachers and support staff is that, like many of you, I understand the value of those connections. I have seen their impact on the thousands of students throughout my career, in the experience of my own child and even in my own life. Think back, who were the teachers

who made a difference in your life? What if they hadn’t been there? So we have truly reached a turning point. We are still a very strong district, and we are lean. With additional revenue generated by our levy request, we will be able to maintain our excellent programming while continuing to put into place very real strategies to become more cost effective in how we educate our students. In my time here with the district, I’ve worked hard to get to know our community and listen to your thoughts and concerns about our schools. I’ve found that you care deeply about our community and are proud of what it has to offer. In an effort to broaden the conversation, I am inviting you to attend a Community Coffee on Thursday, October 24, at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria at Morton Middle School. An optional tour of the building will precede the meeting at 6 p.m. If you can’t make the meeting, or would just like to have a discussion about our schools, please call me at 937-415-6415 or email me at I look forward to hearing from you.

An open letter from the Levy Steering Committee


ello fellow community residents. We wonder…what does “community ” mean to you? To your neighbor? Are we a community that pulls together when bad things happen? We citizens of America have sat back and allowed the federal and state governments to reduce spending on education to such dangerously low levels that now communities like ours face very serious challenges. How do we provide a quality education to the children in our community without breaking the backs of our citizens? We know that all of us agree on one thing: Only by providing a quality education do we even have a chance to be competitive in the world economy and reduce gov’t spending on people

I graduated in 1973 from Butler High School. I have raised eight children who have also graduated from our schools and gone on to higher education and successful careers. There are numerous teachers, administrators and coaches who have influenced my children. The diversity and quality of programs in education and extra curricular activities were a great stimulus and challenge for my children. Honors classes, TAG, Band, Sports, Muse Machine, JCOWA, theater, and student government are all areas where my children were taught leadership and service in addition to their studies. I believe these activities were just as important as classroom time to allow them to grow to their true potential. In addition to raising children in the community, most of us own property and have a sense of pride for our community and region. Our schools reflect our investment in the future and pride in our schools insures a promising future. I definitely want to leave a positive legacy for my

later in their lives. When people are educated to be successful in the workplace, they contribute to their own success and the success of us all. The question is: How do we do this? The necessary conversations for this to happen are taking place, and WILL create change. In the meantime….what do we do about the financial health of our schools? We are now down 71 teachers, 29% of the total. Numerous other cuts have taken place. Next school year, without additional revenue, we may only be able to offer the state minimum programming, with less than $1 million in our emergency reserve, well below state recommended levels. Moody’s Investor Service recently downgraded our schools for investment purposes due to “Weak recent election history”

Letter to the Editor Dr. Guy: Support the school levy grandchildren. I want them to have the same advantages and experience that my children and I had. Supporting our schools and making them the best in the region will help our community to thrive. Many of you are on fixed incomes and the cost of living continues to rise. The schools have a similar problem with fixed income and rising cost. In fact the school faces a declining income from the state and from local sources as the property values are revaluated. Ohio has a very complex funding formula for each district. Our district has been hit particularly hard. We need to continue to lobby our state legislators to help make a more equitable share of state dollars to every district. The funding of our schools continues to be a problem that has not been solved in the last 20 years of promises from our state government. However, our schools need us now. We have lost 71 teachers and reduced the budget by $15.5 million dollars in the past 5 years. We have cut extra-

and “Diminished cash reserves and fund balance”. And so it begins. The levy request is absolutely necessary to rebuild our reserves gradually and to maintain where we are now for as long as we can, until real long-term solutions can be devised. And we ALL need to get involved in the discussion. If you were thinking of voting against the levy for any reason other than you are on a fixed income and would have to give up necessities, then we ask you to visit www.vbturningpoint. com to learn the truth about the situation that our schools are in. We truly believe….we HAVE to believe that our community will pull together at this critical time. Jackie Martin Co-chairpersons Levy Steering Committee

curricular activities and instituted pay for play policies. Yes, we have built new buildings during this time but we replaced a building that was falling apart when I attended there in 1968. (Morton) We have rebuilt the high school to allow this to serve as the flagship of our quality education. These were necessary changes that needed to happen. Improvements have come very slowly over the years and the building program was a postponed inevitability. Vandalia-Butler schools are highly ranked in the state and region. We are a school of excellence and have one of the highest graduation rates. How much more can we afford to cut without losing our ability to educate and nurture the young people of our community? The board is asking for a 5-year levy to operate our schools. There are no more cuts to be made. This is the time to support the students and our community. Vote yes for the 6.9 mill-operating levy. Stephen R. Guy MD Vandalia

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Obituary Marcelyn Joyce “Marcie” Weisenborn BUTLER TWP. — Marcelyn Joyce “Marcie” Weisenborn, age 81, well known Butler Township resident passed away on Tueday, October 15, 2013. She was born in New Madison, OH. Her parents Leonard and Geraldine (Eley) McLear, a brother Lowell McLear, and a sister Eileen Hoffman preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband Howard E. Weisenborn in 2006 and a son Mark A. Weisenborn in 2012. Survivors include a son Scot E. and his wife Mary of Bowling Green, OH, 4 grandchildren Julia Anne, Stephen, Kelly Anne and Matthew Weisenborn; brother and sisterin-law Darrell and Luella McLear of Greenville, sister-in-law Ruth McLear of Greenville, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Marcie was a Registered Nurse and was formerly employed by Good Samaritan Hospital and a private physician. She was a homemaker and former President of Smith Middle School PTA, and in other activities of the school. She taught classes in antiques at the YWCA in Vandalia for many years. She and a friend established the Greater Dayton Antiques School, which was in existence for 6 years. She also directed a childrens choir at Trinity Lutheran Church for 9 years, sang in the adult choir for 35 years, and start-

ed the Schumerich Bell Choir at Trinity. She modeled as a volunteer for Goodwill Industries for 17 years. Marcie was a member of the Antique Study Club of Dayton, and was very active in the Vandalia Butler Sister Cities organization and a charter member and Past President of the Vandalia Butler Historical Society. She was also a member the Ohio National Walnut Council, an avid horse lover and showed horses for many years. She was a member of Elizabeth Twp. Historical Society and served on the committee to establish Elizabeth Twp. as an area placed on the Registry of National places. Services were held on Saturday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 7700 Dog Leg Rd. by Pastor Kurt Lammi. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family received friends on Friday at Baker-Hazel & Snider Funeral Home 5555 Philadelphia Dr. at N. Main St. In lieu of flowers contributions are preferred and may be made to the Vandalia Butler Foundation for the Historical Society or the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society. On-line condolences for the family may be sent to

Butler Township Police Report BUTLER TWP. - The following police activity report was received from the Butler Township Police Department. All subjects are innocent until found guilty in a court of law. OFFENSE REPORTS: 10/17 Walmart, Theft (cash), (13063165) 10/17 Liquor & Wine Warehouse, Disorderly Conduct, (13-063235) – Closed by Arrest 10/17 Smokey Bones, Auto Theft, (13-063283) 10/18 Walmart, Theft (stereo), (13063405) 10/18 3272 Green Turtle Dr., Burglary, (13-063409) 10/18 Little York Rd @ Meeker Rd, OMVI Arrest, (13-063539) – Closed by Arrest 10/19 Asian Buffet, Possession of Drugs, (13-063725) – Closed by Arrest 10/19 6955 Miller Lane, Theft (cellphone), (13-063734) – Closed by Arrest 10/19 6626 Walnut Ridge Rd, Domestic Violence, (13-063777) – Closed by Arrest WARRANTS: 10/19 Frederick Pike @ Stillmead Dr, Warrant Arrest for Failure to Appear for Assault, (13-063564) – Closed by Arrest

SHOPLIFTERS: 10/14 Walmart, Theft valued at $40.70, (13-062528) – Closed by Arrest 10/15 Walmart, Theft valued at $63.46 & $31.86, (13-062635) – Closed by Arrest x 2 10/16 Walmart, Theft valued at $196.96, (13-062930) – Closed by Arrest 10/16 Walmart, Theft valued at $144.21, (13-063021) – Closed by Arrest 10/17 Walmart, Theft valued at $29.88, (13-063224) – Closed by Arrest 10/20 Walmart, Theft valued at $300.62, (13-063947) – Closed by Arrest x 2 CRASH REPORTS: 10/14 Miller Lane @ Benchwood Rd, One car crash, No citation, (13062541) 10/15 North Dixie Dr @ Little York Rd, Two car crash, No citation, (13062754) 10/17 6722 Miller Lane, Two car crash, Unit 1 cited for Red Light, (13063128) 10/18 Little York Rd @ Meeker Rd, One car crash, Unit 1 cited for Failure to Control, (13-063539) 10/20 6549 Miller Lane, Two car crash, Unit one was cited for Improper Lane Change, (13-063801)

Keller Williams to sponsor blood drive Blood drive is November 2 at the Vandalia Rec Center DAYTON – Keller Williams Hometown Realty will join Community Blood Center (CBC) in holding a community blood drive Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Vandalia Recreation Center gym, 1111 Stonequarry Road, Vandalia. The blood drive takes place during the final week of October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone who registers to donate will receive the special-edition “I Fight Cancer, I Give Blood” pink ribbon t-shirt. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at The “I Fight Cancer, I Give Blood” t-shirt is grey and features the iconic pink ribbon, the international symbol of breast cancer awareness. The t-shirt is free to everyone who registers to donate at any CBC donor center and

most mobile blood drives now through Saturday, Nov. 2. CBC is proud to support the fight against breast cancer. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness about the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer. Blood donors play an important role in the treatment of cancer patients. Chemotherapy and other treatments have a harsh impact on blood cells. Transfusions of donated blood and blood products are vital to reducing complications and saving lives.

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VANDALIA - The following police reports were received from the Vandalia Division of Police. All subjects are innocent until found guilty in a court of law. September 28 A resident on Kenbrook Drive reported that an unknown individual broke out his bedroom window while he was sleeping. The investigation continues. September 29 Joseph W. Kuhns, 36, was arrested of OVI, a marked lanes violation, and driving while suspended after being stopped at Aberdeen Court and Stonequarry Road. Officers were called to the Super 8 motel on E. National Road on the report of a hotel guest’s car window being broken. The investigation continues. Jonathan E. Matthews, 23, was arrested for criminal damaging and charged with using an axe handle to break the windshield and headlight of a vehicle. He was cited and released. A purse was stolen out of the choir room at Vandalia United Methodist Church during the worship service. The investigation continues. Masai A. Gibson, 34, was arrested for shoplifting at the Flying J Travel Plaza on Northwoods Avenue. The value of the goods was $219.12. Gibson was transported to the Montgomery County Jail. September 30 Representatives of a company on Stop Eight Road contacted police about racial comments being written on the wall in a custodial room. The investigation continues. October 1 Officers towed a vehicle that had been parked at Hedgestone Drive at Lansdale Court that had not been moved in a couple of weeks. Tires were marked and a written warning was placed but the vehicle was still not moved. Officers were dispatched to an address on Wilhelmina on the report of a deceased person. The death was due to natural causes. No further action was required. October 2 A resident on Timberlake Drive reported that an unknown individual took his vehicle without permission to do so. The vehicle was unlocked and the keys on the passenger seat. The investigation continues. During a traffic stop an officer discovered the driver, Shaun M. Wasmuth, 33, had a suspended license due to failure to pay child support. Wasmuth was cited for driving under suspension, unlawful plates, and failure to obey traffic

control devices. The vehicle he was driving was towed and the plates seized. October 3 Stephanie M. Willis, 27, was arrested on a felony warrant out of the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court for a probation violation after officers were alerted she was staying at the Travelodge on Poe Avenue. Willis fled from police and barricaded herself in a room and officers used pepper spray to bring her into custody. Willis also allegedly kicked an officer after her arrest. Willis was transported to the Montgomery County Jail on the warrant and also charged with resisting arrest, obstructing official business, failure to comply with police, and assault. Another person with Willis, Tywone D. Arrone, 35, was also arrested for obstructing official business for aiding Willis in barricading herself in the room. He was also transported to the Montgomery County Jail. Jay C. Morten, 35, was arrested on a warrant out of Kettering Municipal Court for failure to comply after police were dispatched to an address on S. Dixie Drive due to an argument with his son. Morten was transferred to the custody of a Kettering officer. William R. Howell, Jr., 52, was arrested for disorderly conduct/ public intoxication after being found walking on Brown School Road near Westhafer. He was released to a sober friend. Officers were dispatched to the Waffle House on E. National Road on the report of two intoxicated individuals trying to enter the restaurant with alcoholic beverages. One of the subjects, Todd L. Moore, 25, was found to have a warrant for domestic violence/ assault out of Highland County. He was arrested and transported to the Montgomery County Jail. Nicole M. Worthington, 28, was arrested for domestic violence after she allegedly struck the father of her children at a restaurant on E. National Road. She was transported to the Montgomery County Jail. A resident on Surrey Road contacted police after her credit union contacted her about suspicious charges on her debit card. The complainant confirmed six fraudulent charges. The investigation continues. October 4 A resident on Damian Street reported that someone forced her van window open and stole her GPS unit and some cash. They also damaged the window and it will not roll up. The investigation continues.

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Vandalia-Butler Schools partner with Rotary Food Pantry drive VANDALIA — Vandalia-Butler City Schools has partnered with the Vandalia Rotary Club to provide food for the hungry by making a sizeable donation of items to the food pantry. The donation comes on the heels of the food drive at the Homecoming Powder Puff game, when close to 400 items were donated. Throughout the year, the district’s schools take on a variety of service projects to help those in need while teaching students about the importance of service.

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Left to right Ariana Corney, Krista Schields, Brian Spieles, and Candice Farst. Pictured left are Morton Middle School seventh graders Abbie Schoenherr and Erin Dean with Morton Principal Shannon Smith, Rotary President Michelle Sherrill, and Rotary Food Pantry Committee Leader Bud Weber.

Community calendar became Secretary of State in Texas and fought for the Confederacy. Milton’s life was much different than his father’s. Hear from Milton himself as Mr. Gibbs uses living history to bring this story to life on , October 24 at 7 p.m. at the Vandalia Senior Citizens Center, 21 Tionda Drive South, Vandalia. This performance will be about one hour and thirty minutes to two hours, depending on the question and answer session. Admission is free but donations to the Society are welcome. For more information contact either Lewis, Vandalia Recreation Center Program Coordinator at 937-415-2334, blewis@ or Joe Dranschak at 937-898-6689, Reservations are encouraged due to space limitations. Vandalia Lioness Club to meet Nov. 4 VANDALIA — The Vandalia Lioness Club will


The Miami Valley Xpress 12u Fastpitch Softball Team Is looking to add a few players to their roster. This is a competitive travel team with a strong core of players. We will consider all positions.

meet Monday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Celebrations II on Poe Avenue. The Veteran’s Day service project will be discussed. Contact Beverly Williams at with questions. Rep. Henne to host District Office Hours COLUMBUS — State Rep. Mike Henne (R-Clayton) has announced that he will be hosting open district office hours in an effort to meet with the residents of the 40th Ohio House District. “I need to hear from you in order for me to effectively represent you in Columbus, which is why it’s important that I hold monthly meetings to maintain an open dialogue with my constituents,” Henne said. Henne will be hosting office hours at Vandalia Library Meeting Room (500 South Dixie Drive, Vandalia) from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of every month. No appointment is necessary to attend these office hours and all are encouraged to participate to express their concerns and opinions. Fitness bootcamp offered in Englewood ENGLEWOOD — The Shamrock Barbell Club offers BootCamp: On Ramp every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Englewood Reserve 5 (where National Road intersects State Route 48). This program is not like your average bootcamp. It is designed to get you stronger, faster or just plain in shape. To signup contact Nick Halter, a Level 1 Certified CrossFit Trainer at nhalter@gmail. com Shamrockbarbellclub.

com, Shamrock Bar Bell Club Facebook or by calling 937-570-7554. North Dayton Gold Star Referral Club to meet HUBER HEIGHTS — Gold Star Referral Clubs are groups of business professionals who get together to help build each others business. The North Dayton referral Partners consists of quality business people who meet over breakfast in order to build relationships, increase business and exchange referrals. Come visit us at The Heights Café, located at 6178 Chambersburg Road in Huber Heights on Wednesday from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Contact Al Harmon at 937-623-3246, with any questions. Sister Cities meets each month VANDALIA – Sister Cities of Vandalia meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Senior Citizen’s Center on Tionda Dr. at 7 p.m. followed by a Gemuetlichkeit (social) hour. Rotary Club of Vandalia meets on Thursdays VANDALIA — Rotary Club of Vandalia meets on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Cassel Hills Golf Clubhouse, 201 Clubhouse Way. Lunch is available for purchase. For information, call (937) 890-2565 or visit www.vandaliaohiorotary. org for weekly program and speaker. Optimist Club of Vandalia-Butler meets on Tuesdays VANDALIA — The Optimist Club of VandaliaButler, celebrating its 40th

year, welcomes members and guests to their weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 12 noon. They meet at the Celebrations Banquet Center II at 7615 Poe Avenue Dayton, OH 45414. Please visit http://www. vandalia-butleroptimistclub. org/ for more information. Vandalia Toastmasters meets twice monthly VANDALIA — Would you like to be a better speaker and a more effective leader? Vandalia Toastmasters provides a mutually supportive and positive learning environment where you have the opportunity to develop and practice communication and leadership skills. The club meets at 7:00 on the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Vandalia Justice Center at 245 James Bohanan Dr., Vandalia OH, 54377. phone: 937-6562524. Guest are welcome. Storytime for Preschoolers VANDALIA — Stillwater Church on Miller Lane will begin holding storytime for preschoolers the second and fourth Friday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pages of Fun will include a story, craft and activity for children ages two to five. The church is located at 3145 Stop Eight Rd., at the corner of Miller Lane. Call 937-410-4684 for more information. United Christian Church offers free meals CLAYTON — “Dinner on Us” is a weekly community ministry of United Christian Church, 8611 Hoke Road, Clayton (off Route 40, Englewood). A hot meal is served at 6 p.m.

each Wednesday and no fee or donation is requested. Join in for conversation, a mid-week lift, or help with food expenses. Call 937-8323516 for more details. Event Website: www.disciplesrock. com. Mothers groups meet in Vandalia VANDALIA — MOPS and MOMS Next meetings offer community and mothering support to mothers of children age birth through six. MOPS and MOMS Next meetings are held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Vandalia (122 W. National Rd. in Vandalia next to Rite Aid) on the second and fourth Thursday evenings of each month from 6 - 8:15 p.m. Childcare is provided (please RSVP prior to attending to ensure enough childcare workers are available). Every mother is welcomed (working, stayat-home, married, single, and expectant moms). For more information call Kim LaBianco at 454-9430 or send an e-mail to TOPS meets in Tipp City TIPP CITY — TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a weight loss Support Group. Our meetings are on Mondays at the Zion Lutheran Church at 11 N. 3rd St. Tipp City. Entrance is on the west corner of the building. Please see the signs. We meet in the basement. Weigh in is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and our meetings are from 6-7 p.m. For further information please call Ursula at 335-9721 or email her at Gupie34@Yahoo. com.


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Historical Society to hold final speaker series VANDALIA — The Historical Society of Vandalia-Butler, in conjunction with the City of Vandalia Division of Parks and Recreation, will host the final event of its three-part Speakers’ Series. This series is made possible through a grant from the Vandalia Cultural Arts Endowment Fund. In this installment, Mr. Anthony Gibbs, will portray Milton Holland, a Civil War soldier and Medal of Honor recipient of the 5th United States Colored Troops. These soldiers led very different lives before becoming soldiers for the Union. Some came to be recognized for acts of valor on the battlefield. Milton Holland was destined to become a leader and to be awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry in the Battle of New Market Heights. Milton was born a slave but his father was a wealthy Texan who

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Candidates From page A1 “programmed to be a public servant,” and noted his years on the fire department. “I want to see Vandalia continue on its safe and steady path.” Township forum pits old versus new guard The Butler Township forum provided perhaps the most interesting contrast on the night. Five candidates are running for two open seats: challengers Nicholas Brusky, and Joe Flanagan, Jr., incumbent Mike Lang, challenger Eleanor Lewis, and incumbent Martin Russell. During their introductions, Brusky said that he relocated to Butler Township in 2009 from Amherst, Ohio where he had served as a city councilman. He worked for the Ohio House of Representatives until last year, when he worked for the Ohio Republican Party. He said he would “like to put the experience I have gained to work for the people of Butler Township.” Flanagan noted that he was the first Butler Township Administrator and has 32 years in public service. He said he wanted to bring “how government should work back to Butler Township.” One of the incumbents, Mike Lang, has been a police officer in Englewood for 17 years. He said he is proud of his service as Trustee over the past four years and decided to run for office “after realizing change was necessary instead of simply complaining.” Lewis noted that her career had been in marketing and that the “southern part of Montgomery County gets all the attention and we don’t get any of that.” Russell said that he was a teacher at Smith Middle School and also worked three years on Representative Mike Turner’s staff before taking a position as the Director of Economic Development in Warren County. He said that he has learned “the importance of working with cross-boundary organizations” and that the Township needs a “diversified economic base that are assets instead of a drain.” As an example he cited the new Progressive Insurance office on Dixie Drive. Martin said that while the facility will use very little police services, the taxes they will pay will fund half of a police officer’s salary every year. Sparks flew when asked why the candidates were running for office. Flanagan said that “we can do better, and it would be hard to do worse. Crime is up over 50 percent amidst the biggest spending spree in Township history.” Flanagan claimed that the relocation of the Township Government Center and purchase of a building has led to “more debt that ever before in Township history.” Flanagan claimed that debt to be $3,000 for every person living in the Township. Lang disputed that notion and defended the Trustee decisions. “We have spent money for the future,” said Lang. “They were smart decisions and I am proud of my track record over the past four years. I believe we are on the right course.” Russell noted that the Trustees “had to work through lawsuits that were pending when we took office,” and that he wants to “continue the positive track record we are on.” Brusky said he wanted to work on all the “little things” and bring back “grass roots government” while Lewis also said she wanted to “bring responsible government back to the Township.” Perhaps surprisingly given the sharp disagreements, all five candidates expressed support for the Joint Economic Development Zones (JEDZs) that were recently approved by voters. The zones will levy an income tax on workers in the Miller Lane business district with much of the funds being used to fund police services. The Township recently hired three police officers as a direct result of the JEDZ passage. Russell said that the businesses on Miller Lane are “retail, which use police and fire services overwhelmingly. It was clear the community did not want to subsidize Miller Lane any longer.” Brusky, while voting for it, said the Township should look into contracting with the Montgomery County Sheriff to increase patrols in the area. Voters will make the ultimate decision on the candidates on Tuesday, November 5.

Paving From page A1 During the workshop prior to the meeting, the Council heard a presentation from the Wright Image Group about a proposed monument that will sit at the I-70/I-75 interchange. The monument will be a Wright Flyer sitting atop a mast of 250 feet with a 144 foot wingspan. The project is currently in its fundraising stage with approximately $2 million raised out of $10 million needed for completion. The next City Council meeting will be held on Monday, November 4 at 7 p.m. The workshop will be at 6:30 p.m.


From page A3 Last year, Treasurer Dan Schall worked with Representative Henne to craft HB 444, a bill that would have allowed districts to generate revenue from sources other than taxes. For example, the district could sell intellectual property for a profit, which would then decrease the burden on local taxpayers. Schall even testified before the House Education Committee on the merits of the bill. The bill didn’t pass into law, but Representative Henne lauded the effort. “I appreciate every opportunity to work closely with my constituents,” Henne said. “It helps me understand their challenges and together, we can create better solutions. Vandalia-Butler City Schools has been very active in making their voice heard and working to advance different solutions.” In September, the district hosted a summit with Lehner, Henne and representatives from surrounding districts to discuss a number of topics ranging from school funding to vouchers to Common Core. And in early October, Superintendent Brad Neavin testified before the House Education Committee on HB 113, a bill that would return decisions about PE waivers to local control. But when it comes to funding, district officials have long recognized that it’s not enough to ask for change without taking a hard look at operations. In the past eight years, we’ve put into place a number of strategies that were groundbreaking for public schools and that have saved millions of dollars,” said Neavin. Those changes include: -The district’s high deductible health insurance plan—the first in the state for school district—is modeled off of private business plans and is saving taxpayers $4 million a year. -The district and its teachers were also the first in the state to replace automatic step increases with a performance pay model. -The district was the first in the state to conceive of “alternative contracts” for teachers. These innovative contracts allow teachers and staff to work alternative schedules, often for less pay and no benefits, which saves money and protects programs for students. “We will continue to be innovative in how we approach operations,” Neavin said. “And we will continue to lobby for a change in funding. There needs to be a change. Schools districts cannot continue to operate like this and still maintain an eye on long-term planning.”


Legal Notices / Notices To Creditors Huber Heights CASE NO. 2013-09 CITY OF FAIRBORN, OHIO PLANNING BOARD October 23, 2013 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: An application has been received by the Planning Board requesting a Change of Zoning District designation (rezoning) from I-R Industrial Research to PD-4 Planned Mixed Use Development including Preliminary and Final Planned Unit Development (PUD) Plan approval under Fairborn Codified Ordinances (FCO) Chapters 1145, 1149 and 1176 to permit the establishment and operation of a church campus. The property under consideration is designated and k n o w n a s A02000200350000900, further identified as being Lot #7267 within the 675/Fairborn Commerce Center, Section 1 subdivision containing 5.896 acres, more or less, and is located generally east of Interstate 675, generally south of E. Dayton-Yellow Springs road, west of Trebein Road and immediately east of Commerce Center Blvd. The public hearing regarding this matter will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Building, 44 West Hebble Avenue, Fairborn, Ohio, 45324. Any person interested in or affected by this matter may appear and be heard at said public hearing. Persons wishing to make lengthy testimony are requested to submit signed testimony in the form of printed or typewritten material seven days prior to the hearing date to the Planning Board Secretary (address below). Additional information regarding this proposal may be obtained by visiting the Community Development Department or by calling 754-3056. Keith A. Brane Secretary, Planning Board 44 West Hebble Avenue Fairborn, OH 45324 PUB: October 23, 2013 40513620 Vandalia CITY OF VANDALIA MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO ORDINANCE 13-14 AN ORDINANCE TO REVISE APPROPRIATIONS FOR CURRENT EXPENSES AND OTHER EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF VANDALIA, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO DURING THE CALENDAR YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2013, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE 12-14 AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY The ordinance which bears the foregoing title was adopted as an emergency measure on Monday, October 7, 2013, by the Council of the City of Vandalia. A copy of this ordinance is available for inspection at the office of the Clerk of Council, City of Vandalia, Ohio. This ordinance revises appropriations for current expenses and other expenditures of the City of Vandalia, Montgomery County, Ohio during the calendar year ending December 31, 2013, and amends Ordinance 12-14 and declares an emergency. Robert L. Anderson City Manager PUB: October 24, 2013 40512529 Vandalia CITY OF VANDALIA MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO ORDINANCE 13-15 AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A MAJOR AMENDMENT TO THE PUD FOR THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 80 CLUBHOUSE WAY AND OWNED BY RALPH AND SUSAN STODD, KNOWN AS “THE FALLS” SUBDIVISION, SECTION 6 The ordinance which bears the foregoing title was adopted in its first reading Monday, October 7, 2013, by the Council of the City of Vandalia, Ohio. A copy of this ordinance is available for inspection at the office of the Clerk of Council, City of Vandalia, Ohio. This ordinance approves a Major Amendment to the Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the property located at 80 Clubhouse Way known as “The Falls” Subdivision, Section 6. The proposed ordinance will be considered for final adoption by the Council of the City of Vandalia, Ohio on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., in Council Chambers, 333 J.E. Bohanan Drive, Vandalia, Ohio. Robert L. Anderson City Manager PUB: October 24, 2013 40512536 Clayton PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Clayton Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Clayton Government Center, 6996 Taywood Road. The Planning Commission will review recommendations to modify the Sign Ordinance to include digital signs and to invite public feedback on the proposed MultiUse Path on National Road. Information on both items may be reviewed at the Clayton Government Center, 6996 Taywood Road, during regular business hours. The meeting is open to the public. Gwen Eberly, Director of Economic Development and Community Services City of Clayton PUB: October 17/24, 2013 40510033

Clayton PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Clayton Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Clayton Government Center, 6996 Taywood Road. The Planning Commission will review recommendations to modify the Sign Ordinance to include digital signs and to invite public feedback on the proposed MultiUse Path on National Road. Information on both items may be reviewed at the Clayton Government Center, 6996 Taywood Road, during regular business hours. The meeting is open to the public. Legal Notices / Notices To Creditors Gwen Eberly, Director of Economic Development and Community Services City of Clayton PUB: October 17/24, 2013 40510033 Vandalia CITY OF VANDALIA MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO RESOLUTION 13-R-46 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE AMOUNTS AND RATES AS DETERMINED BY THE BUDGET COMMISSION AND AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY TAX LEVIES AND CERTIFYING THEM TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR The resolution, which bears the foregoing title, was adopted on Monday, October 7, 2013 by the Council of the City of Vandalia. A copy of this resolution is available for inspection at the office of the clerk of council, City of Vandalia, Ohio. This resolution accepts the amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the necessary tax levies and certifying them to the county auditor. Robert L. Anderson Clerk of Council PUB: October 24, 2013 40512526 Clayton SUMMARY OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS ENACTED BY CLAYTON CITY COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 17, 2013 On October 17, 2013, Council conducted the first of two readings of the following Ordinance: 1. Ordinance No. O – 10 - 13 – 18 providing for redivision of wards pursuant to City of Clayton Charter Section 3.03(a) in order to provide for substantially equal population in each ward. The second reading and enactment of this Ordinance is scheduled for the next regularly scheduled meeting of Council on November 7, 2013. Council also conducted a single reading and immediate enactment of the following Resolutions: 2. Resolution No. R – 10 – 13 – 43 authorizing the City Manager to enter into an early renewal agreement with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for the provision of group health insurance benefits from December 1, 2013 through December 1, 2014. The complete text of these enactments is available for review and copying at the Clayton Administration Building, 6996 Taywood Road, Englewood, Ohio 45322 during regular business hours. Barbara Seim Clerk of Council Dated: October 17, 2013 PUB: October 24, 2013 40512454 STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION (All Periodicals Publications Except Requester Publications) 1. Publication Title: Englewood Independent 2. Publication Number: 747-430 3. Filing Date: 9/26/2013 4. Issue Frequency: Weekly (Thursday) 5. Number of Issues Published Annually: 52 6. Annual Subscription Price: 40 7. Complete Mailing Address of Known Office of Publication: 69 North Dixie Drive, Vandalia, OH 45377 Contact Person: Linda Skinner Telephone: 937-294-7000 8. Complete Mailing Address of Headquarters or General Business Office of Publisher (Not printer) 69 North Dixie Drive, Vandalia, OH 45377 9. Full Names and Complete Mailing Address of Publisher, Editor, and Managing Editor Publisher: Michael Bush, President & CEO, Civitas Media, 130 Harbour Place Dr., Ste 300, Davidson NC 28036 Editor: Ron Nunnari, 69 North Dixie Drive, Vandalia, OH 45377 Managing Editor: n/a 10. Owner Full Name: Civitas Financing, LLC Civitas Financing, LLC, sole owner of Civitas Media, LLC; Civitas Holdings, LLC, sole owner of Civitas Financing, LLC; Civitas Investments II, LLC and Civitas Investments II-A, LLC, Majority owners of Civitas Holdings, LLC; and Michael Bush Complete Mailing Addresses: Civitas Media, 130 Harbour Place Drive, Suite 300, Davidson, NC 28036. 2929 Arch Street, Suite 1800, Philadelphia, PA 19104-7324 11. Known Bondholders, Mortgagees, and Other Security Holders Owning or Holding 1 Percent or More of Total Amount of Bonds, Mortgages, or Other Securities. RBS Citizens, N.A., 289 State Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02109 12. Tax Status: N/A 13. Publication Title: Englewood Independent 14. Issue Date for Circulation Data Below: 9/19/2013 15. Extent and Nature of circulation: Newspaper a. Total Number of copies (Net press run) Average No. Copies Each Issue During Preceding 12 Months, 3528 No. Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date, 3285 b. Paid Circulation(By Mail and and Outside the Mail) (1) Mailed Outside-County Paid Subscriptions Stated on PS Form 3541 (Include paid distribution above nominal rate, advertiser's proof copies, and exchange copies) Average No. Copies Each Issue During Preceding 12

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Public Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that AA Alpine Storage – Trotwood located at 4753 Salem Ave. Trotwood Oh intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property. These units contain common household items unless otherwise indicated. The property will be sold at public sale by competitive bidding through the online auction services of (preview now) ending on November 8th at 11:00 am A20 Grant, Ulysses PO Box 60526 Dayton OH 45406: Sofa B08 Hardy, Kendrick 451 N Williams St Dayton OH 45402: Tools, TV C07 McCray, Mary 806 Dawian Circle West Carrollton OH 45449: Dresser G05 Oglesby, Valerie 1247 Canfield Ave Dayton OH 45406: Weight Bench, Telescope H01 Price, Steven 5167 Rucks Rd Dayton OH 45417: Sectional Couch, Exercise Eq K01 Hawkins, Ronica 3326 Earlham Dayton OH 45406: Frig, W/D M16 McKinney-McDaniel, Angellica 2656 Creekwood Circle Apt #2 Moriene OH 45439: Bicycle N07 Collins, Joseph 5790 Friendship Village Apt. 253 Trotwood OH 45426: TV, W/D Q06 Mills, Terri 3012 Nancy Ave #D Dayton OH 45417: Table, Luggage U09 Gullette, Cornelia 6981 Brandt Pk Huber Heights OH 45424: Rugs, Desk X07 Ecton, Terri 225 Wrenwood Ct Englewood OH 45322: Computers X17 Martin, Shirley 4416 Greenwich Village Dr Dayton OH 45406: Tables, Rugs Purchases are subject to terms provided online. PUB: October 10/17, 2013 40505365


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Michael Proffit stretches out for what ultimately proved to be the game winning touchdown in Friday night’s thrilling 20-19 win over Sidney. Photos by Phil Simons

Aviators survive late surge by Sidney Sidney Daily News Staff report

VANDALIA - Sidney gambled on a two-point conversion after scoring with 8 seconds remaining to pull within a point. But the pass was knocked down, giving the Vandalia Aviators a 20-19 thriller in Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division football play Friday night. The Jackets drop to 4-4 on the year with their second straight loss and have powerful Trotwood to contend with Friday night at Sidney Memorial Stadium. Vandalia is 5-3 and remains perfect in the North at 3-0. After a scoreless third quarter and most of the fourth quarter, the offenses suddenly got in gear. Vandalia drove for the winning score with just 1:58 left, and added a two-point conversion for a 20-13 lead. But the Jackets would not throw in the towel. A good return of the ensuing kick out to the 40 sparked the Jackets and they took advantage of two Vandalia pass interference penalties to put the ball on the 5 with :12.7 remaining. That’s when Jordan Fox found Tyren Cox on a pass in the endzone to set up the two-point conversion attempt to win it. “In that situation, I will always go for two,” said Sidney head coach Adam Doenges. “When I’m on the road, and only three yards away from a win, I’m going for two. Plus, we were banged up. We were without two starters, then we

Michael Hutchison (20) is tackled in the end zone as teammates Nick Manning (54), Tim Bush (53), and Alex Kroeker (68) look on.

lost three or four more during the game, so we had eight kids going both ways at the end. We had three freshmen in on that last kickoff, and one of them picked up the ball and returned it to the 40. “I’m proud of those seniors,” he added. “When those 11 seniors came here two years ago, it was 64-0 and the referees didn’t stop the clock in the second half. So I’m proud of the way they performed tonight.” Sidney took a chance on the opening kickoff, trying an onside kick that Vandalia recovered. With a semi-short field, the Aviators

took just two plays to score, with Jordan Muhlenkamp taking a 41-yard pass from Chandler Craine for a 6-0 lead just 29 seconds into the game. Sidney came right back, however, and got a key fourth-down conversion down to the Vandalia 8 on a pass to Eric Barnes out of the backfield. On third down from about that spot, Jordan Fox found Zack Scott in the endzone for a 7-yard scoring strike. The extra point was missed and the two teams remained tied at 6-6. Vandalia came back with an 11-yard run by Michael Hutchinson with 3:15

left in the opening quarter, which ended with the Aviators on top 12-6. The touchdown came after a successful fake punt. Midway through the second quarter, the Jackets mounted a drive that would take the lead. Again, a key play was a pass to Barnes out of the backfield. The Jackets also converted another fourthdown play, with Fox scoring on a 3-yard run with 4:09 left in the half. The Jacket defense then held on fourth down inside the five with under 20 seconds remaining and the half ended 13-12. Neither offense could mange anything in the third quarter, Sidney being saddled with poor field position the entire period. The Jackets finally got it going midway through the final period, but on a fourth-and-inches at the Vandalia 9, the Jackets tried a pass and it fell incomplete. Vandalia then started picking up big chunks of yardage on the ensuing drive and headed for the game-winning score.



Vandalia - Muhlenkamp, 41-yard pass from Craine (kick failed) Sidney - Scott, 7-yard pass from Fox (kick failed) Vandalia - Hutchinson, 11-yard run (pass failed) Sidney - Fox, 3-yard run (Barnes kick) Vandalia - Proffitt, 13-yard pass from Craine (Proffitt, pass from Craine)

Aviators advance with shut out of Northmont RON NUNNARI Civitas Media

CLAYTON – In a game where every ball seemed to bounce their way, the Vandalia-Butler soccer team Saturday scored a 2-0 victory over Northmont to advance to the finals of the sectional tournament. Butler will advance to face Tecumseh at Fairmont High School at 7 p.m. Tuesday. At Northmont the Aviators and Thunderbolts fought hard to gain the upper hand in an intensely fought first half. Nate Norris put the Aviators up 1-0 off a cross kick by Nick Smith. The kick came in from the left corner of the field directly in front of the Northmont goal. Norris got just enough juice on the ball to deflect it off the top of T-Bolt goalie Nick Latessa’s hands. Latessa reached up to stop the shot, taken from point-blank range, but the ball spun off the tips of his fingers, landed on the ground and bounced toward the left post. The spin on the deflected shot enabled the ball to bounce just inside the left post and into the net with 14:44 remaining in the first half. The score remained 1-0 in Butler’s favor at halftime.

In the second half Butler managed to beat the Thunderbolts to just about every free ball. It seemed that every time the ball hit the ground it would bounce to a Butler player. The Aviators seemed one step faster and their reactions a split second quicker than the frustrated Thunderbolts, who could not seem to keep control of the ball. Michael Drees iced the victory with a goal off an indirect kick by Norris with 26:41 remaining. Northmont hustled hard to get itself back in the game and made several frantic runs at the Butler goal, but couldn’t get ball into the net. “We knew it was going to be a competitive match. They are a very organized and very skilled team,” said Butler coach Steve Doring. “Sometimes it just does come down to effort and I’m just pleased with the boys over on the Vandalia side for working hard and getting the results today.” When asked if he thought the ball seemed to bounce his team’s way most of the match, and once in their possession that his players attacked the goal relentlessly, Doring agreed. “Part of that is the system we play. It kind of catches people by sur-

prise,” Doring added. “We try to put our players in dangerous situations where they can surprise people and can intercept passes and can stun them, if you will. I’m pleased with the boys’ effort today on a cold afternoon when it’s not easy to play and they came out and I think were, for sure, the sharper team today.”
 With the victory Butler improved to 13-3-2 while Northmont’s ends it season with a mark of 10-4-4. “I thought we played decent, we just couldn’t get any breaks out there,” said Northmont coach John Boucuvalas. “Time just kept slipping away from us. We don’t seem to play well in Saturday day games and they had the wind in the first half. Sometimes you do the best you can but sometimes a game takes on a life of its own and you can’t get caught back up. We did a lot of things well, but just didn’t get any breaks. I guess that’s inherent in the design of sports… you’re never going to get all the breaks. I thought Butler played well. They are definitely a good team. I was just disappointed that we didn’t get the fruits of our labor out there. We just couldn’t cash in and had a couple of bad breaks on their goals, so it just wasn’t our day I guess.”


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Prime Time Players MARCUS MARIOTA, OREGON The Ducks’ sophomore QB earned this honor last week, but he was even better this week in a 45–24 win over Washington. Mariota completed 24-of-31 passes for 366 yards and three TDs and added 88 yards rushing and a score on the ground. His coach was suitably impressed. “He was awesome,” Mark Helfrich said. TERRY BAGGETT, ARMY Baggett was an unstoppable force in Army’s 50–25 win over Eastern Michigan, a game once thought to be endangered by the government shutdown. Baggett rushed for a school-record 304 yards — the highest total by any FBS running back this season — and scored four touchdowns, including one on a 96-yard jaunt. MELVIN GORDON, WISCONSIN It’s hard to single anyone out after a dominating performance on both sides of the ball in Wisconsin’s 35–6 win over Northwestern. But Gordon gets the nod for his 22-carry, 172-yard, one-TD performance as the Badgers piled up 527 total yards. Honorable mention to linebacker Chris Borland (10 tackles, one sack). L’DAMIAN WASHINGTON, MISSOURI Washington was a key playmaker in Missouri’s 41–26 upset of Georgia between the hedges, catching seven passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Washington came up especially big after quarterback James Franklin’s shoulder injury, catching a 40-yard touchdown pass from receiver Bud Sasser to seal the upset. JOHNNY MANZIEL, TEXAS A&M Manziel bounced back from what looked to be a serious injury in the first quarter to lead Texas A&M to a thrilling 41–38 win at Ole Miss. For the fourth time in his career, Manziel topped 300 yards passing (346) and 100 yards rushing (113) in the same game. He failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time this season, but he scored twice on the ground — on highlight-reel runs of five yards in the third quarter and six yards in the fourth.

Upset of the Week Saturday at The Masters is referred to as Moving Day. In the college football world, Oct. 12 filled that role. On a day of upsets — Georgia lost at home to Missouri, Texas shocked Oklahoma, unbeaten UTAH 27 Michigan fell to STANFORD 21 Penn State — none was bigger than Utah’s stunner over Stanford. The Cardinal arrived in Salt Lake City carrying a No. 5 national ranking and a 13-game winning streak, and as Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan marched his team inside the Utes’ 10-yard line in the waning seconds, it looked as if the Cardinal would escape Rice-Eccles Stadium with a win. But on fourth down from the 6-yard line, Hogan threw an incompletion under heavy pressure to give the Utes their first home win over a top-5 team. Receiver Dres Anderson was one of many heroes for Utah, catching a 51yard touchdown pass from Travis Wilson and adding a three-yard run for a score as the Utes built a 27–14 lead and held on. Utah outgained Stanford 410-to-389 as Wilson threw for 234 yards and James Poole added 111 on the ground, and the Utes won the turnover battle, forcing two miscues and giving up only one.

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1. Alabama (6-0) 2. Oregon (6-0) 3. Ohio State (6-0) 4. Clemson (6-0) 5. LSU (6-1) 6. Texas A&M (5-1) 7. S. Carolina (5-1) 8. Florida St. (5-0) 9. Louisville (6-0) 10. Baylor (5-0) 11. Missouri (6-0) 12. UCLA (5-0) 13. Stanford (5-1) 14. Miami (5-0) 15. Texas Tech (6-0) 16. Oklahoma St. (4-1) 17. Florida (4-2) 18. Georgia (4-2) 19. Oklahoma (5-1) 20. Wisconsin (4-2) 21. Fresno State (5-0) 22. Notre Dame (4-2) 23. Washington (4-2) 24. Virginia Tech (6-1) 25. Auburn (5-1)

Tide toys with outmanned Kentucky. Quack Attack piles up 631 yards against Huskies. Buckeyes on cruise control for rest of regular season. Tigers welcome FSU for ACC Game of the Century. Defense dominates as Tigers tame Gators. Manziel has fourth career 300 pass/100 rush game. Ball coach sorry for ruining Hogs’ homecoming. Noles will arrive in Death Valley rested and ready. Cards face key conference showdown with UCF. Double-digit win counts as squeaker for high-flying Bears. Surging Tigers still have to navigate tough closing stretch. Bruins brace for Stanford, Oregon the next two weeks. National title hopes end on Utah’s 6-yard line. Canes’ key stretch comes in early November. Kliff is King of Lubbock with Tech’s hot start. Pokes’ loss to West Virginia still a head-scratcher. LSU chomps down on Gators’ impotent offense. Heartbreak Between the Hedges for downcast Dawgs. Sooners red-faced after Red River rout. Badgers pound Northwestern with surprising ease. Bulldogs have a good shot at an unbeaten season. Loss to Oklahoma looks even worse now. No shame in three-touchdown loss to powerful Oregon. Beamer’s bunch has won six straight since loss to Bama. Much-improved Tigers have a huge test at A&M this week.

ACC supremacy on the line at Clemson FLORIDA STATE AT CLEMSON

It’s being billed as the biggest game in the history of the ACC. Florida State and Clemson — two top-10 teams with legitimate national title aspirations — meet in prime time at Memorial Stadium. Two of college football’s elite quarterbacks will be on display. Clemson’s Tajh Boyd, a savvy senior, is averaging just under 300 yards passing per game and has 15 touchdowns and only two interceptions. Florida State’s Jameis Winston, just a redshirt freshman, has more than lived up to his billing as the top prep quarterback in the Class of 2012. The Alabama native is completing 73.2 percent of his passes with 17 touchdowns and two interceptions. In the Noles’ 63–0 win over Maryland two weeks ago, Winston threw for 393 yards with five TDs and no INTs. Give Clemson the edge at quarterback because of Boyd’s experience, but Florida State has the better supporting cast on offense — the Noles have two running backs averaging over 7.0 yards per carry and three receivers averaging over 17.0 yards per catch — and a better defense. Florida State by 7


There are only two undefeated Pac12 teams — and Stanford, to the surprise of many, is not one of them. Oregon, 6–0, and UCLA, 5–0, are the last two unbeatens in the nation’s second-best conference. UCLA is the best team in the Pac-12 South, but it’s a bit premature to put the Bruins in the national title conversation. The reason? A brutal schedule that includes this game at Stanford, next week’s trip to Oregon, home dates with Washington and Arizona State and a season-ending road game at rival USC. UCLA will be ranked in everyone’s top five if it can navigate that slate without a loss. Stanford’s national championship hopes likely ended on Saturday night with a 27–21 loss at Utah. The Cardinal still control their own destiny in the Pac-12 — they host Oregon on Nov. 5 — but David Shaw’s team had its sights set higher than a fourth-straight trip to a BCS bowl. UCLA by 4


Missouri is alone atop the standings in the SEC East with a 2–0 record — with both wins coming on the road — but the Tigers figure to have a tough time holding on to that spot. Quarterback James Franklin, who was enjoy-

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Stock Report So Mack Brown isn’t ready to go quietly into early retirement. The embattled Texas coach earned his program’s biggest win in years, as the Longhorns shocked Oklahoma 36–20 on the strength of an 85-yard punt return touchdown (by Daje Johnson) and a 31-yard interception return for a score (by 295pound defensive tackle Chris Whaley). Shockingly, Texas is 3–0 in the Big 12 and thinking about a BCS bid. We all had the feeling that Michigan was a bit of an imposter, and after escapes against Akron and Connecticut, the Wolverines’ luck finally ran out in a fourovertime loss to Penn State in the biggest win of Bill O’Brien’s tenure. Michigan QB Devin Gardner had three first-half turnovers, and UM couldn’t stop freshman quarterback Christian Hackenburg when it counted. Oregon finally had to play its starters in the fourth quarter, but the Ducks passed their first real test of the season with relative ease in a 45–24 win over Washington in Seattle. In piling up 631 total yards, Mark Helfrich’s fast-break offense averaged 7.8 yards per play against a Washington defense that came in allowing only 3.9 yards per play. Consider Marcus Mariota the Heisman frontrunner at the moment. The Oklahoma offense has been a work in progress for most of the season, but the Sooners had no answers against a maligned Texas defense. Blake Bell had his worst game of the season, completing 12-of-26 passes for 134 yards with two interceptions. Despite Texas’ inability to stop readoption quarterbacks, Oklahoma rarely called for Bell to run the ball. “If they wanna pass the ball, they can pass it,” Bell told reporters after the game. “If they wanna run it, they can run it. I really don't know what they're thinking most of the time.” The Sean Mannion record watch continues. Mannion, a junior at Oregon State, completed 34-of-51 yards for 493 yards with four touchdowns and an interception in a 52–24 win over Washington State to continue his march toward the Pac-12 passing record. Mannion topped 400 yards for the fourth time this season. After a loss to Eastern Washington in the opener, Oregon State has won five in a row, including a 3–0 start in the Pac-12. The Beavers face Cal next week before a brutal final stretch in Pac-12 play.

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ing a banner senior season, was sidelined in the second half of Mizzou’s win at Georgia with a shoulder injury that could keep him out of the lineup for the remainder of the regular season. The Tigers’ coaching staff is high on redshirt freshman Matty Mauk, but losing Franklin is a huge blow. Mauk will be facing an elite defense in his first career start. Florida is allowing a league-low 235.3 yards per game (Alabama is next at 278.2) and has been strong against both the run and the pass. The Gators’ problem is on the offensive end; they are averaging only 21.8 points per game and have scored 16 touchdowns in six games. That simply isn’t good enough — no matter how good you are on the defensive side of the ball. Florida by 3 USC AT NOTRE DAME

Neither team is involved in the national title race, but there is always intrigue when USC and Notre Dame get together. The Trojans appear to be reenergized with the bombastic Ed Orgeron serving as the interim coach. This team could still be a factor in the Pac-12 South race. Notre Dame hasn’t played since beating Arizona State 37–34 in Arlington, Texas, two weeks ago. After a strong start, Irish quarterback Tommy Rees has failed to complete over 45 percent of his passes in any of the last

three games. In Notre Dame’s four wins, Reese has an 8-to-1 touchdownto-interception; in its two losses — to Michigan and Oklahoma — he has thrown four TDs and five INTs. The Irish, unlike last year, have not been able to rely on a productive ground game. Their rushing numbers are down by more than 50 yards per game and 0.5 yards per attempt.  USC by 4 LSU AT OLE MISS

Not too long ago, Ole Miss was 3–0 and nationally ranked. Now, the Rebels are 3–3 after losing in consecutive weeks to Alabama, Auburn and Texas A&M. Bo Wallace continues to play relatively well at quarterback, but he has been victimized by turnovers in recent weeks. He threw two interceptions against Auburn and had one key pick in the red zone on Saturday night against A&M. Last year, Wallace threw for 310 yards in Baton Rouge but the Rebs’ upset bid fell short — they lost 41–35 — due largely to his three interceptions. LSU proved last week that it can win a game when its offense isn’t scoring 30 or 40 points. The Tigers were held to a season-low 327 yards by Florida but were never really threatened in a 17–6 win in Baton Rouge. LSU is flying under the national radar despite its 6–1 record. This team is loaded. LSU by 10

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What’s brewing with the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — What’s brewing with the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes … BUCKEYES BUZZ: Ohio State fans were up in arms that star CB Bradley Roby was ejected for coming in high on the shoulder/neck areas on a tackle of Iowa receiver CJ Fiedorowicz in the first quarter of Saturday’s game. The play was reviewed and the call on the field stood. The new rule, adopted in February by the NCAA’s Football Rules Committee, specifies that players are ejected for any violation. It reads: “No player shall target and initiate contact to the head or neck area of a defenseless opponent with the helmet, forearm, fist, elbow or shoulder. When in question, it is a foul. (Rule 2-27-14)” Should the foul take place in the first half of a game, the player is ejected for the remainder of the game. If the foul occurs in the second half or overtime, he is ejected for the remainder of the game and the first half of the next contest. Roby’s penalty, in essence, was ejection for three quarters. He will be eligible to play all of Saturday’s game against Penn State (8 p.m., Ohio Stadium). The intent is to eliminate dangerous contact.

As might be expected, after the game both coaches seemed to see it differently. Some Ohio State fans blamed the ejection on the receiver, while some accepted it as the correct call. “I thought it was below — you guys could see, was it below the shoulder?” coach Urban Meyer said of the contact dished out by Roby. “That’s my question. I guess I don’t know. I got fined $30,000 one time for going after an official, so I’m not going to do that.” Fiedorowicz returned to play the rest of the game. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz didn’t think the call was even remotely open to question. “The rule’s in place. You live by the consequences of the rule,” he said. “I did not think that was the closest call of the day, if that’s what you’re asking. It didn’t appear that way to me. That’s a tremendous crew of officials we had on the field today.” POLL DANCING: Many Ohio State fans were also outraged that the fourth-ranked Buckeyes, despite beating unranked Iowa 34-24 on Saturday, failed to move up when No. 3 Clemson lost on Saturday. The reason, of course, is that the Tigers were bludgeoned 51-14 (at home, no less) — by No. 5 Florida State. The Seminoles then rode that impressive road win around the Buckeyes. The top four teams in both the

Associated Press media poll and the USA Today coaches poll were the same this week: Alabama followed by Oregon, then Florida State and Ohio State. For the Buckeyes to play in the national championship game, they must win out while two of those three teams ahead of them to lose. Then again, there’s always the chance that someone back in the rankings — maybe unbeaten No. 5 Baylor, No. 6 Miami and/or No. 7 Miami — could continue putting up impressive wins and slip past Ohio State. That’s why it’s way too early to start speculating. By late November, if then, the picture should be clearer. THE WEEK AHEAD: The key game this week is No. 12 UCLA at No. 2 Oregon. Other games of note include: No. 20 South Carolina at No. 6 Missouri, No. 10 Texas Tech at No. 17 Oklahoma; No. 16 Virginia Tech hosting Duke; Tennessee at No. 1 Alabama, North Carolina State at No. 3 Florida State, No. 6 Baylor at Kansas, No. 9 Clemson at Maryland and Wake Forest at No. 7 Miami. B1G-GAME HUNTER: In addition to Penn State at Ohio State (8 p.m., Ohio Stadium), other Big Ten conference games feature No. 25 Nebraska at Minnesota, Michigan State at Illinois and Northwestern at Iowa.

QUOTABLE: Ferentz on RB Carlos Hyde and the Buckeyes: “He’s as good as you’re going to find. He’s a big, strong, powerful guy and he can move, too. It’s a bit like playing 12 guys. They have three very good receivers. Their tight ends are more than capable. And when they have you playing the pass they’ve got two guys in the backfield who can really hurt you.” NOTHING NEW HERE: Meyer has won his last 20 games as a head coach, including all 19 at Ohio State and a 37-24 victory over Penn State in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1, 2011, in his final game at Florida. Meyer’s teams have now fashioned two win streaks of at least 20 games. He also won 22 in a row, starting with the fifth game of the 2008 season in which his Gators captured his second national title, and dating to a 32-13 loss to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference championship game after the 2009 regular season. “Someday I imagine when I’m an old guy sitting somewhere I’ll say that’s kind of cool,” Meyer said when asked to reflect on another 20-game win streak. “But right now it means I’m blessed to have a bunch of very good players and a bunch of great coaches.” Follow Rusty Miller on Twitter: RustyMillerAP


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Drees hat trick leads Aviators to tourney win ANDREW WILSON Contributing writer

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Senior midfielder and captain Jacob Larger dribbles downfield. Junior midfielder Cameron Felfoldi looks to gain possession against a Wayne defender.

under current Wayne coach Dennis Snider, the win came with mixed feelings. “It was a little bittersweet ousting Wayne and the old alma matter,” Doring said. “Dennis has taught me a lot, Dennis Snider their coach has taught me a lot along the way and really helped me out in my coaching career. So it was



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fun to go up against him, it’s always going to be a challenge because he’s a great coach. But, it was important for our guys to show up and put in a good performance and I think they did that. So, at the end of the day, it’s a good win for Vandalia-Butler.” Drees netted his first goal at the two minute mark as senior midfielder Nick Smith’s throw in from the left side of the field was perfectly placed in the box, where Drees met it and scored on a header to give the Aviators an early lead. With the Aviators threatening to score again at the three minute mark, all of the referees appeared to point at the goal to indicate a goal kick for Warriors, but it wasn’t awarded. With no Wayne defenders near the goal, Butler quickly took advantage as Zach Burgmeier sent a free kick towards the goal and striker Andrew Eifert scored on a header to give the Aviators a 2-0 lead. Two minutes later, Nate Norris found Michael Drees in front of the goal. Drees went one on one with Wayne goalkeeper Nate Strong, who dove too early while trying to make a save, allowing Drees to fire a shot underneath

Strong and into the goal. The goal, which was the first of three for Drees, gave the Aviators an early 3-0 lead. “It was pretty exciting, especially since they were right off the bat,” Drees said about the goals he scored. “And put us in the lead real quickly, got us off in the right foot.” After Drees’s second goal increased the Butler lead to 4-0, Wayne broke the shutout with 32:36 remaining in the second half as Cameron Shade was awarded a free kick from the 15 yard line and launched a shot past Butler goalkeeper Ryan Grant. The Aviators answered the goal with 28:54 remaining as Norris gained possession off a free kick by Nick Smith and scored on a header to give the Aviators a 5-1 lead. “Our midfield showed and supported our forwards very well,” Norris said about the Aviator’s offensive attack. “And we got a lot of crosses in, and then I think that generated a lot of goals, because we scored, four or five headers on the night.” Butler will continue postseason play by traveling to Northmont to take on the Thunderbolts on Saturday, Oct. 19.


VANDALIA — Facing a team that had gotten outscored 26-3 in the midst of a six game losing streak, the Butler boy’s soccer team knew it could have lots of scoring opportunities during its first round tournament game against Wayne on Wednesday. Those opportunities presented themselves early and often as Butler scored three goals in the first six minutes of the game and later added two more on the way to a 5-1 victory over Wayne at Butler Memorial Stadium. Junior striker Michael Drees, who netted his first goal 90 seconds into the game, added another goal in the first half and one in the second for yet another hat trick. “He (Drees) started the year with a hat trick against CJ and a hat trick book ended against Wayne is a nice little feat,” Butler coach Steve Doring said. “I think he’s up to 18 goals on the year, which in my time is our best scoring return for a striker. So he’s dangerous, he’s tough, he’s strong, he’s playing very well and he’s a force to be reckoned with, that’s for sure.” With the win, the Aviators improved to 12-3-2 on the season and won their sixth consecutive contest. Additionally, the win marked the second time in the past four years that the Aviators advanced to the second round of the tournament after falling to Fairmont in the opening round last season. The win also marked the second time this season that the Aviators have defeated the Warriors, as Butler won by two goals on Sept. 3. For Doring, a former Wayne soccer player who played


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Bryant, Aviator boys harriers advance to Regional ANDREW WILSON Contributing writer

CLAYTON — When Butler cross country coach Andy White took a look at the wet and muddy course at the district tournament on Saturday, he knew it would be almost impossible for his teams to reach their top speed. He advised them to run conservatively and avoid getting hurt for next week’s regional tournament. Despite those conditions, the Butler boy’s cross country team missed first place by just one point and finished second overall with a team time of 1:29.01. Senior Jake Brumfield finished in third place and senior Nic Seibert, junior Nate Sink, senior Orien Belcher and junior Joey Hoffman all placed in the top 25. With the finish, the Aviators will be headed to the regional tournament next weekend. “Running the race in the mud is something these kids will never forget,” White said. “I’ve never seen a course this muddy before. It was a complete quagmire. The entire race was run in ankle deep mud. Some kids run well in these conditions some kids struggle. But they all had fun.” Brumfield, who finished third behind Troy’s Stephen Jones and Northmont’s JT Mackay, stated that the track was unlike any he had raced on before. Brumfield finished with a time of 17:12.

“It was awful,” said Brumfield. “It was mud every step of the way. It was tough, especially the corners of this, like over there on this turn in the woods, it’s completely just mud and you’re slipping all over the place.” Seibert finished in sixth place with a time of 17:32 and Sink came in 10th place with a time of 17:43. Belcher finished in 18th place with a time of 18:09 and Hoffman came in 25th place at a time of 18:25. Later in the race, junior Michael Rogers finished the race in 46th place with a time of 19:40. On the girl’s side, Emma Bryant continued her superb freshman season by finishing second with a time of 19:58, which was 30 seconds behind Centerville’s Lainey Studebaker, who won the race. With the finish, Bryant was the lone member of the Lady Aviators to qualify for regionals. “Whitey (Butler coach Andy White) said that I should run as well as I could, but I should try to be as conservative as possible too,” Bryant said. “So I stayed with the top Centerville girl for most of the race, then she kind of picked it up, so I just wanted to stay kind of back to save some energy for next weekend.” CLAYTON Although a disqualification of the Troy girl’s cross country team enabled all teams to move up one spot, the Lady

Aviators came up short and finished in fifth place overall. The Lady Aviators missed qualifying for regionals by a mere six points. After Bryant’s finish, freshman Olivia Schoenherr was the next member of the team to cross the finish line. Schoenherr finished in 24th place with a time of 22:13, and soon after, senior Shelby Looper came in 35th place with a time of 23:59. Later in the race, freshman Nicole Weiss finished in 41st place with a time of 24:23 and sophomore Katie Hickle came in 43rd place at a time of 24:51. Senior Alyssa Dieli finished in 59th place with a time of 26:45 and senior Katie Copner came in 66th place with a time of 27:52. “The girls team made a lot of strides this year,” White said. “We are much better this year than last. We have some young runners who have developed nicely. We just need to continue to recruit good runners and work hard to get better. I need to say goodbye to a great group of senior girls: Katie Copner, Aleisha Hutcheson, Shelby Looper, Jessie Green, Brittany Meng, and Allyssa Dieli. Good luck in your future endeavors. You will be missed.” The regional tournament will take Jake Brumfield placed third overall and the Aviators placed second place at Troy High School on Saturday, as a team in the boys’ district cross country meet on Saturday. The Oct. 26. team advances to Saturday’s Troy Regional. ENGLEWOOD INDEPENDENT, VANDALIA DRUMMER-NEWS, HUBER HEIGHTS COURIER



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