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Don’t drink and dance Board questions use of Breathalizers at school dances BY JOYELL NEVINS RECORD HERALD EDITOR JNEVINS @ TCNEWSNET. COM TIPP CITY - Tippecanoe High school students may soon have to do more than buy a ticket to get into a Tippecanoe dance. The Student Senate is pushing for students to take a Breathalizer test as well. The test would be administered at random as people entered the gym. “Drinking is a bigger and bigger problem,” said Senate president Bethany Feitshans in a presentation to the Board of Education, “[At the dances] you can smell it on people; you can just tell.”

Assistant secretary Alex Abboud added, “It’s a bigger problem than some people realize.” The discussion originated with the dance debacle at Homecoming last year, where a large student population left the dance after a much smaller number of students was told to stop ‘inappropriate’ dancing. Since then, a dance policy has been implemented as to what constitutes ‘inappropriate.’ The senate feels that alcohol increases this type of dancing and behavior. “We see it on the dance floor [results from drinking],” said Abboud, “The [Breathalizer test] really would clean up a lot on the dancing.” See BOE, page 2

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Brad Stapleton and Margory Johnson ride in the Mum Festival parade after she did, in fact, say yes to his proposal of marriage.

Popping the question Mum-style BY JOYELL NEVINS RECORD HERALD EDITOR JNEVINS @ TCNEWSNET. COM TIPP CITY - Brad Stapleton knew a year ago that he wanted to marry his then girlfriend Margory Johnson. With the help of his high school buddy Ian Jensen and a host of other conspirators, he was able to pop the question in style during the Mum Festival parade this past Saturday. The 2007 Tippecanoe grad and his fiance met at Bowling Green University, and dated for three and a half years. They’ve watched the parade every year together in that time. Since Stapleton lives on Main Street in Tipp City, they get a front row seat. So when Stapleton decided he wanted to propose, the festival seemed to offer the perfect opportunity. “It was such a neat thing to be able to help him do it,” said Parade Coordinator Kate Taylor. Jensen was the chaffeur for the parade “float”

with Stapleton and Johnson riding in the back seat. Stapleton and Jensen had joked for ten years about riding in the parade; so Johnson wasn’t suspicious when Stapleton told her they were really doing it this year, and asked if would she like to ride with him. But when the vehicle stopped in front of his house, and Stapleton got down on one knee, she figured out the real reason. “She was shocked into silence,” said Stapleton, “She was very, very surprised.” Johnson did get over the shock and give Stapleton a heartfelt yes. When she accepted the proposal, Jensen pulled out a sign they made that said “She Said Yes” to hang on the side of the vehicle. Parents and friends who had gathered at the house erupted in cheers. And Stapleton knew he would now permanently be with the woman who most understands him. “She’s the one person I can always be myself around,” Stapleton said, “She gets me.”

PHONETON - The Ohio National Road Association unveiled a new interpretive sign in Phoneton on Monday, September 26. The sign is the seventeenth to be installed along the Historic National Road. “It is important to know our history and where it takes us in the future,” said Ohio National Road Association President Dean Ringle. The new sign commemorates the history of “Phonetown,” as Phoneton was once known. The sign was installed next to the old AT&T building that gave the town its name. The building, on the corner of National Rd. and SR 202, was a major center of communications for the region from 1893 until 1936. “There’s a lot of stories we could tell about this old building,” said Bethel Township Trustee, Jerry Hirt. During the Flood of 1913, Dayton was underwater and power lines were out all over the area. District Telephone Chief John Bell climbed to the roof of the Dayton telephone building a managed to make a connection to the Phoneton office. For hours that makeshift connection was Dayton’s only communication to the outside world. The unveiling drew a crowd of current and former Phoneton residents with ties to the phone company and the old building. “We want to thank everybody for coming out. It’s good to see a lot of the old timers and share and reminisce,” said Hirt. The sign not only commemorates Phoneton’s history, but also the Historic National Road. The construction of National Road began in 1811 in Cumberland, MD, and was the nation’s first federally funded interstate highway. National Road played an important role in the development of this part of the state. “The National Road has a lot of connection with the Wright Brothers. The Wright Brothers ancestors are buried right down the road here in the Phoneton cemetery. And they came here because of the National Road,” said Dave Fisher, a member of the Bethel Township Historical Society.

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Serving for a cure TIPP CITY - The Tippecanoe High School’s Varsity Volleyball team turned their match against Butler High School into a fundraising event - not for them, but for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Komen foundation raises money for breast cancer research and supports those battling breast cancer. At Volley for the Cure, Tippecanoe students showed up decked out in pink and black, Broadway Hair Studio added tinsel and pink highlights to hair for donations, and Nevin Coppock Physical Education teacher Brian Shappie sported a pink tutu because the Coppock students raised their goal donation. There was also a “In Memory Of” wall, a giant pink ribbon survivors could sign, and halftime ceremony where breast cancer survivors were escorted by members of the team. More photos of the event can be found on the Weekly Record Herald’s Facebook.

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- Rotary reports Mental health services ask for levy support TIPP CITY - Mark McDaniel spoke at the Tipp City Rotary Club meeting on September 21. Mr. McDaniel works for the TriCounty Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services and is currently the Executive Director of the regional Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board which plans, funds, and evaluates mental health and substance abuse services for Miami, Darke and Shelby Counties. Mr. McDaniel talked with the Rotarians about the Tri-County Mental Health & Recovery Levy which will be up for renewal on the upcoming ballet. The Levy helps thousands of tri-county residents by providing essential mental health and recovery services close to home.

‘Plans’ go awry in show

Missionaries visit WEST MILTON - Forrest Jackson, program host, invited his son and daughter in law, Bruce and Brenda Jackson, as the guest speakers at the September 26 West Milton Rotary Club. Bruce is the pastor at the First Grace Brethren Church in Vandalia and he and his wife Brenda, with their four children have been missionaries since 1997. They have taken five trips to Asia, including China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. Their ministry is one of helping families across the states and in foreign countries. They have been blessed by being allowed to spread this message in several countries dominated by communism and Islam. They promote their message through their FamilySong Ministries and have more information on their website at www.jacksonfamilymusic.com.

Kids present Drac’s Back TIPP CITY - Mistaken identities, slapstick humor, bloody good puns and more crazy characters than a Looney Tune cartoon all come together to create this hilarious vampire play, Drac’s Back, presented by HAM IT UP! Productions and the Tippecanoe Roller Mill Children’s Theatre. The return trip from the Regional Science Fair doesn’t go exactly as planned for Mary Cole and her students. When the school van runs out of gas in the middle of a rainstorm, the young scientists are forced to take refuge in a spooky old house. Greeted by the very pale but suave Dexter Drackman, Buffy, a student who’s also a descendant of the great vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing, senses trouble. Her instincts are dead on — the castle is now owned by Dracula’s sisters, Bella and Della, but their infamous brother wants the house to call his own. Dracula plots with his seventh wife, Trixie, to snatch the house right

out from under his sisters. How? By having a doctor from a rest sanitarium come to the castle in disguise, observe the sisters, declare them incompetent (because they believe in vampires!) and haul them off to Happy Acres. Unfortunately for Dracula, a pair of policewomen stops by to check on a complaint, and he mistakes them for the doctor and her assistant. Meanwhile, the students, aren’t exactly interested in becoming vampires or zombies, so Buffy leads them in their escape attempt. Great for Halloween or any time of year, audiences of all ages will love the silly antics in Drac’s Back! The performance will be October 7 and 8 at 7 p.m., and October 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students K-12. Reservations can be made at the Hotel Gallery by calling 667-3696 or purchased at the door. The Roller Mill is located at 225 E. Main in Tipp City. Check out www.hamitup.org or call 410-0138 for more information.

BY PHILLIP COLLINS TCN NEWS SERVICE PCOLLINS @ TCNEWSNET. COM WEST MILTON - According to conventional wisdom and the parameters of good taste, corpses and comedy are typically mutually exclusive terms. Yet, seldom are conventional wisdom and good taste considered necessary ingredients in comical theatre. Fred Carmichael’s The Best Laid Plans, which is currently under production by the West Milton Players, is one case in point. At the center of this foray into farcical fun is the body of a dead spy that turns up in the home of Ada Westbrook, an elderly Ian Fleming prototype. While the corpse is clearly dead, it tends to be every bit as mobile as the rest of the cast, shifting from one spot to another as characters try to solve a madcap murder mystery. The play is directed by Jeanette McDaniel, a West Milton resident and a veteran of the stage. According to McDaniel, The Best Laid Plans resonated with her because of its kinetic narrative and prolific puns. “It appealed to me as a director just because there’s a lot of action,” McDaniel said. “I look at it from the vantage point of what I personally like to see in a show. I don’t like boring shows where nothing ever happens. I like lots of movement and action and things that are funny. I love things that make people laugh. There’s not enough laughter in the world.”

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Cast members Tom Rogers, Dave Pottenger, and the Herald’s own Alisha McDarris in The Best Laid Plans. For McDaniel, The Best Laid Plans is something of a family affair. The show features McDaniel’s daughter, Alisha McDaris. According to McDaris, the show offers audiences a oneway ticket to wackiness. “This is a really funny, bizarre, crazy, comedic show,” McDaris said. “It’s hilarious. We just laugh through every rehearsal. All of the lines are funny. It’s familyfriendly. It will appeal to everybody.” McDaris plays Phoebe Kraxley, a sophisticated and crafty woman who knows how to get what she wants. McDaris is joined by her husband, Josh McDarris, and the talents of Dave Pottenger, Katie

Paeg, Dave Nickel, Brian Wilgus, Jimmy Rogers, Beth Bengough, Tom Rogers, and Kathy Campbell. According to McDaniel, the entire cast has talent to burn. “The cast is great,” McDaniel said. “ There are many doors and many entrances, and many people on stage at the same time. So, it’s been a challenge, but they’ve really tackled it with enthusiasm. They’re all energetic. They listen closely. It’s been a pleasure to work with them.” The show will run on Oct. 6,7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. at Overlook Park on 444 N. Miami St., West Milton. Admission is $8. Call 3352554 for more details.

BOE - continued from page 1 Feitshans shared that she’s heard more students support the idea than not. Abboud noted that many of the students who have hated the idea are those who would normally be drinking before a dance. The girls were supported in their presentation by Assistant Principal Brian Honeycutt, Superintendent John Kronour, and Assistant Superintendent Gretta Kumpf. The opposition came from the Board of Education themselves. Frank Maus was concerned about false positives. Kate Johnson wondered if students wouldn’t “sneak in a flask in their purse.” She also expressed the need for a set policy concerning how the ‘random’ test is administered. Scott Dixon felt that the test might push students to imbibe substances that weren’t detectible. Several board members expressed concern that the test would seriously reduce the amount of students who would choose to come to the dance. Kronour offered to get information to the board the next day on the reliability of the Breathalizer device. He said he would also soon bring the board a plan to back up the test if the student swears it’s a false positive, and a set plan for how the test would be administered randomly. Kronour did point out, “This doesn’t actually require board action. If you’re adamantly opposed, obviously I work for you so that would be taken into serious consideration. But, we’re hearing from students that it’s a problem. It’s almost condoning that [drinking] behavior if we hear about it and don’t do something.” It was also noted that parents can express their opinion in a survey on the schools’ website. The end decision of the evening was that the phrase “you could be subject to a Breathalizer” will appear on the dance policy form students and parents have to sign before attending the Homecoming dance. That way, in case the decision is finalized to administer Breathalizer tests, students and parents will already be aware of the possibility. Kumpf concluded, “I feel like this is our student leaders and they’re trying to lead.” The board concurred with this statement and thanked the girls for their presentation. Response to Intervention Other presentations in Monday’s meeting included the school principals, who are implementing new programs this year to work on the “RTI factor,” or response to intervention. This is a statemandated concept for improving student’s skills before they need a Title I or IEP (individualized education program). At the elementaries, Broadway and Nevin Coppock have joined forces to offer breakout sessions called Broadway Breakout and Coppock Connection. Students will be divided in groups by like abilities and similar weaknesses as determined by the Ohio Department of Education Report Card and monitoring systems like AIMSweb. All the groups will focus on reading, but with different aspects like vocabulary, comprehension, and phonetics. They will meet for 40 minutes each day, Monday through Thursday. Even the arts, music, and physical education teacher will be getting involved. “We’re stretching our teachers a lot,” said Broadway Principal Galen Gingerich, “But they’re willing to do it.”

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The principals hope to bring in community and parent volunteers to work with the students as well. L.T. Ball is also implementing breakout sessions of 40 minutes, four days a week. Principal Sarah Patterson stressed that they want to focus on not only intervention, but enrichment as well. Board members thought the sessions sounded promising, but were concerned about the time taken out of other subjects. “We believe that reading is a foundational skill,” said Patterson in reply. She explained that reading skills will help students better understand and perform in math, science, and other subject areas. Patterson also noted that administration will be having individual goal meetings with each teacher. An important part of those meetings will be going over results from the TerraNova and other standardized tests students have taken by fourth and fifth grade. “With many of our teachers, the question is ‘I have all of this data, now what do I do with it?’” Patterson said. The new program at Tippecanoe Middle this year is S.W.A.T., or Students Working and Achieving Together. It’s similar to a mandatory study hall. Two teachers, Cheryl Peeples and Jennifer Wysocki, have had their start time staggered so they don’t come in to work until after first period. But they stay until 3:15 after school to help students work on social studies, science, math and reading. Students can come voluntarily, or teachers can assign students to attend. “It’s aimed at kids that don’t always get work done,” Principal Greg Southers said, explaining that sometimes students need extra help, and sometimes they just need a quiet place to work. Southers recognized the crucial assistance of Transportation Supervisor Jane Thompson. She has worked with the bus drivers and parents to make it available for SWAT students to catch a ride home on the elementary school bus, if need be. “That’s some good stuff,” said Board member Tom

Merritt of the different programs. A lot of these projects, along with the high school’s current online education offering, Odysseyware, are spurred not only by the mandate. They are also a a result of the ratings on the Ohio Department of Education State Report Card. Tipp City Schools received an “Excellent” rating for the sixth time in a row. Although they scored highly in almost all of the 26 indicators, the schools are still looking for areas to improve. “These test scores are an important piece, but they’re not the only piece,” said Kronour. Design firm hired In other action, the Board approved an interim services agreement with Ruetschle Architects. “I want to make sure people are aware that this is at no cost to the district,” said Johnson. Ruetschle is offering their professional advice and services to help Tipp City develop a five-year Master Facilities Plan in anticipation that Tipp will be selected for the Ohio School Facilities Commission program. The agreement does not commit Tipp to building a building, nor does it say that Ruetschle will receive the bid to build said building. It does give them “first dibs” on such a project though, according to Kronour. The Board also approved a $2,000 stipend for each of the five school kitchen supervisors, Julie Kihm, Margaret Dorn, Tammy Green, Mary Wilson, and Judy Dungan. Both Kronour and Director of Services Gary Pfister suggested this stipend due to the extra work and responsibilities taken on with the retirement of Food Service Supervisor Ginny Watson. The Board had no objection to the salary increase. Rather, several members wondered if it was enough compensation for the extra work. However, since it had already been discussed and agreed upon with the service staff, the original amount of $2,000 stood.

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Cruise-In to the Mum Festival 2011

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Tippecanoe Middle School Band marches at the parade.

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Festival foods like these caused serious inhalation and excessive mouth-watering.

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Kate Johnson interviews one of the Little Miss Mum contestants.

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A member of the Ginghamsburg Cycling Ministry shows off his skills.

To the left, the Friday night Cruise-In closed down Main Street, and offered the crowds a look at vehicles like this Chevrolet. Below, vendors got in the spirit of the festival and of fall with items like mums, pumpkins, and other fresh vegetables.

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Mum Queen Alexa Lammers smiles at her subjects in the parade. The whole Mum Court appeared at the Roundhouse on Saturday, signing autographs and posing for photos with kids.

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They said it… “Any win is a big win.” Tippecanoe High football coach Charlie Burgbacher after beating Benjamin Logan High 21-15. “This doesn’t actually require board action. If you’re adamantly opposed, obviously I work for you so that would be taken into serious consideration. But, we’re hearing from students that it’s a problem. It’s almost condoning that [drinking] behavior if we hear about it and don’t do something.” Superintendent John Kronour to the Board of Education, on why Breathalizer tests at school dances are a good thing. “It’s a bigger problem than some people realize.” Tippecanoe High Junior Alex Abboud about drinking at school dances.

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hey were the words that no parent ever wants to hear: “Your daughter and granddaughter were in a head-on collision and your daughter is being care-flighted to the hospital.” I know many have heard worse. But these words turned our world upside down. We both were calmly frantic, high on adrenaline and fear, waiting for the outcome. We weren’t even together, since the baby went to one hospital and our daughter to Times another. Community News We stayed strong — praying Columnist and drinking coffee and texting each other…trying to give each other strength. I have many moments in life that have been frozen in time: Saying “I do” to my soul mate, watching a blue whale dive beneath the Pacific, holding my granddaughters when they were minutes old, watching my son marry his soul mate and seeing a double rainbow in the mountains of New Mexico as Elton John‘s “Funeral for a Friend“ blared on the car stereo. But those were the good moments. I’ve been blessed to not have too many frozen in time bad moments. So this was a true test. The crash was all over the news — television, radio and newspaper. It hit the TV long before I had word from the doctors on the outcome of our daughter. We found out first that our granddaughter was going to be just fine. A true miracle — not to mention the wonderful invention of a safety car seat. After quite a few hours, we finally found out that our daughter was quite banged up and had multiple breaks and injuries — but would be fine eventually. She had God, 25 guardian angels and a seat belt to thank for that…because the car was mince meat. I certainly prefer that the frozen moments and the “take your breath away” moments are because of wonderful events — not tragic ones. Even though I may think I can control life, when something like this shakes me up I realize that the control is an illusion. I can’t control what happens in life anymore than I can control the rising of the sun. What I can control, and have chosen to do, is how I handle the surprises that life sends our way. Stuff is going to happen — it’s called Life. It’s how I handle the stuff that matters. Daughter and granddaughter are going to be just fine. Dad and mom got their heart jumpstarted and their humble prayers answered. Life moves ahead at a speed between extremely slow and lightening fast, and it still includes — and always will — wonderful “frozen in time” moments.

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y message this week is short and sweet; get your flu shot. There are so called medical experts on the radio, TV and in print, “informed” parents as well as people who oppose just about anything, telling you not to take the shot. They are wrong. I can’t believe any media outlet allows a so-called professional to give ridiculous advice about vaccines. Many of these “pros” tell folks not to get ANY vaccines at all and certainly not to get them for their children. That is pure HOGWASH! When I was a Military Training Instructor in the Air Force in 1972, the physicians at the base had us bring our trainees to a clinic. The trainees, and instructors, could take part (voluntarily) in a test of flu vaccines. They were not yet widely used for the general population. I always caught seasonal flu so I took the shot. That was nearly 40 years ago and I haven’t missed a season yet. And I haven’t had the flu again either. Kathy, my wife of 36 years, can say the same thing about herself as can our own children, now 19 and 14. We wouldn’t miss it. It’s like a family out-

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ing for us. The Centers for Disease Control says to get it. Every legitimate physician I know (and I come in contact with a lot) recommends it. And I have not known, or come in contact with, a single person who regretted getting the shot or who had adverse reactions to it. In the interest of full disclosure, one year I had tenderness for a few days at the site of the shot but I think it had more to do with the needle entry than the vaccine. And most years the shot is over before I even know there was a stick! When a “professional” in the field of medicine says not to take any kind of vaccine, antibiotics or most medicines their knowledge and skills come into question immedi-

ately. Can you have adverse reactions to a flu shot? The professionals say you can. They will also tell you it is rare and the potential effects of the flu, if you aren’t immunized, can be much more devastating and are much more of a reality. I am not a doctor (I just pretend to be one at parties) but I can tell you this, if I hear somebody recommend against sound preventative medical measures, I run as fast as I can to a true professional to get those treatments. On the other hand, I suppose every society needs to be amused by modern day witch doctors! Of course there are rare exceptions so if you aren’t sure ask your family doctor but for the vast majority of us; get your flu shot now! Mike Scinto is a 35 year veteran talk show host serving locally, statewide and nationally behind the microphone. For the past dozen years he has authored this award-winning column. You may have also seen him offering his unique insights of Fox News Channel. “Friend” Mike at http://www.facebook.com/mikesci ntoshow or visit http://mikescintocolumns.blogspot.com .

We were here first T hank you, Matt Devlin.

My husband and I have watched thousands of college football, basketball, baseball, cheerleading, volleyball, swim meets, and tennis games. Many times we’ve seen them in person, but usually we watch them on television. These games, matches, meets and tournaments are, most often, Big Ten teams, Sue Curtis, but we also TC N watch other conference Columnist teams since they may play or impact the Big Ten outcomes. MAC teams are frequently watched, too, since I am a graduate with two degrees from a MAC conference school — Miami University. I attended Miami for six years during the 1970s. During that time, we had an undefeated football team which was ranked 10th in the country. I talked with a lot of students, professors, fans, and alumni during those six years, when we were called the “Redskins,” and I heard Miami referred to in a number of ways: MU, Miami, the Redskins were most prevalent. I never heard anyone say they attended or worked at “Miami of Ohio.” Not then, and not since then. However, in the past couple of decades, “Miami of Ohio” has become the media’s favorite moniker for Miami University. This annoys me. It annoys me a lot. Partly I get annoyed because I figure anyone who attended, follows, or works at Miami knows it’s in Ohio. I also get annoyed because Miami University was established in 1923, a full CENTURY prior to the opening of the University of Miami (aka Miami of Florida). The two universities are sized similarly, so

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with more than one hundred years’ head start, Miami has at least twice as many alumni as Miami of Florida. It puzzles me because Miami has plenty of reasons for non-alumni to know what and where it is. It is the Cradle of Coaches for a reason — over 35 notable coaches of football, basketball, hockey, tennis, cross country, baseball have either attended or coached at Miami, or both. These include Paul Brown, Woody Hayes, Weeb Ewbank, Ara Parseghian, Bo Schembechler, Bill Mallory, Jim Tressel, Ron Zook, Randy Walker, Gary Moeller, Thad Matta, and Randy Ayers. One of the U.S. Presidents, Benjamin Harrison, attended Miami University. Miami of Florida boasts many fine alumni, but no American Presidents, as yet. Miami is also famous as the “Mother of Fraternities,” with four fraternities having their charter organizations at MU. Yet sportscasters feel the need to refer to us as “Miami of Ohio.” We’re the same size, well actually a little bit bigger than Miami of Florida. We’re older by 103 years. We have a higher graduation rate. We have more alumni. I have a theory. According to a 2009 UBS study , Miami, Florida was ranked as the richest city in the United States, and the world’s fifth-richest city in terms of purchasing power. Is it possible to purchase the rights to “Miami”? Apparently not. On September 17, Miami U. played Minnesota. Matt Devlin was one of the reporters on BTN covering the game. He referred to MU as “Miami” throughout the game, apparently appreciating the intelligence of the people watching and trusting that we would know just which “Miami” team was playing Minnesota. Thank you, Mr. Devlin. You’ve restored my faith. Do you know where Miami University is? Email me at suecurtis9@gmail.com.

Letters to the Editor ❐

Residents encouraged to re-elect Dee Gillis as mayor To the Editor: In recent years, I haven’t seen a Tipp City Mayor doing a better job or enjoying the job anymore than Dee Gillis. My friend Dee is running for reelection to the Tipp City council.

Dee is perpetual motion in favor of a better Tipp City, who seems to be everywhere promoting this wonderful town. Dee has been an exemplary council member who resoundingly should be re-elected.

Her love for Tipp is evident and I look forward to seeing her return to city council. Please join me in voting for Dee Gillis for Tipp City council! Gordon Honeyman, Tipp City

Curb dog overpopulation through spaying and neutering To the Editor: Anyone aware that National Dog Week (Sept 22 – Sept 28th.) just passed us by in a very quiet manner? Ohio shelters are full and have been overcrowded for months now with many adoptable family-oriented dogs unclaimed, dumped, and euthanized. Why? For two very sad reasons: 1. Pet owners choose to not spay or neuter 2. Ohio’s poor economy has resulted in family’s giving up their family pet We can help stop the overpop-

ulation and euthanizing of pets coming into Ohio shelters because resources are available. Low cost spay and neuter resources are coming into our counties and will continue to come back — if the public decides to take advantage of this opportunity. A Rascal Unit is coming to Shelby County, Oct. 18. Call the Shelby County Animal shelter are 498-7201 for details. And, there is low cost spay/neuter unit is coming to Miami County on Oct. 22, visit www.Dream4pets.org/events.html for details. We can help stop the neglect and abuse of pets in Ohio. Some

of our furry friends live chained 24/7, neglected, abused, and unprotected from the weather elements and that is okay? We can provide the necessary change when our choice is to “step up and help.” How? Petitions can be signed to improve the laws and regulations to protect our “best friend.” Important resources available for you to help make changes for our furry friends include (BODA) www.BanOhioDogAuctions.com and (League of Humane Voters in OHIO) http://lohvohio.blogspot.com/. Cindy Hartnagel, West Milton


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Record - Obituaries HELEN M. MCFARLAND Helen Mary McFarland, age 84 of West Milton passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. She was born December 14, 1926 in Ludlow Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents Samuel Webster and Maggie Mae Arnett, husband Lawrence Wayne McFarland, brothers and sisters. She retired from Hobart Brother, Troy after many years of service. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Pamela and Bobby Cleveland of Leonidas,Michigan, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the convienence of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home,West Milton.

WILLIAM M. PURCELL William Maurice Purcell, age 55 of Ludlow Falls passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 4, 1956 in Tampa, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents Mitchell Lamar and Hilda Jean (Castendyke) Purcell, brother John C. Purcell. He is survived by his beloved wife Kelly Lynn (Snell) Purcell, son Jonathon M. Purcell of Ludlow Falls, daughters Amanda L. Purcell of Ludlow Falls, Melissa A. Purcell of Tampa, Florida, four grandchildren, sisters Cindy A. Renberg of Tampa, Florida, Sandy Delany of Tampa, Florida, Pam G. Worrill of Panama City, Florida. He was formerly employed at Phillips Sand & Gravel as an Equipment Operator and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Services will be held at the convienence of the family. Arrangements are being handled by the HaleSarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.

MARY M. CONARD Mary M. Conard, age 79 of Troy, Ohio passed away Sunday September 25, 2011. Born May 10, 1932 in Phoneton, Ohio to the late Ralph O. and Caroline {Russel} Curtis. She is survived by her children; Karen and her husband Mike Calicoat, Tipp City, Pamela Webb, Vinton, Ohio, and Vallery and her husband Charles Carver Jr., Casstown, 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands; Harold Durst, Jack Wilson and Raymond Conard and brothers; Oran “Jimmy” Curtis and Marvin “Ernie” Curtis. Mary enjoyed bowling, visiting with friends at K’s Hamburger shop and most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren. A graveside memorial service will be held at Maple Hill Cemetery Tipp City on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 10 a.m. Contributions may be made in Mary’s name to Hospice of Miami County. Arrangements have been entrusted to Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home.

HAROLD E. SMART SR. Harold E. Smart Sr. age 80 of Phoneton, Ohio passed away Sunday September 25, 2011 at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy, Ohio. Born August 9, 1931 in Dayton, Ohio to Darius and Nettie {Harlow} Smart. Preceded in death by his parents, wife Katherine in 1997, two brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his children; Harold E. Smart Jr. and his wife Daye Ann of Bellefontaine, Ohio, William Smart and his wife Marleca of Van Wert, Ohio, Michael Smart, Dayton, Ohio, Richard Smart and his wife Theresa of Tipp City, Ohio, eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and siblings; Samuel (Mary) Smart, Eaton, OH, Clarence (Sherry) Smart, Xenia, OH, Warren (Sharon) Smart, Brookville, OH, Sonny (Carol Ann) Smart, Wilmington, OH, Joseph (Marcia) Smart, Fariborn, OH, Connie Harvey, Xenia, OH Wanda (Huck) Miller Las Vegas, NV, Linda Hull, Texas. Harold proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War, retired from GHR Foundry where he worked as a machine repairer, and also worked for Cliffside Golf Course. He was a member of the Dayton Dulcimer Society, Pioneer Village and Carriage Hill and had been a firefighter with the Bethel Township Fire Department and loved spending time at Cliffside Golf Course. Funeral Service was held on September 29 at Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home. Contributions may be made in Harold’s name to Hospice of Miami County.

EDWARD L. TURNER Edward Lewis Turner, age 80, Enon, passed away September 18, 2011 after valiantly battling a braininjuring fall eight years ago. He was born in Dayton on September 7, 1931 to Lewis and Thelma (Stalter) Turner. Ed was an active golfer and outdoorsman who loved being around people. He retired from the United States Air Force after 23 years as an Air Traffic Controller and then worked for FAA in Vandalia, as a Security Guard for the Ervin J. Nutter Center, and a ranger at Hidden Lakes Golf Course. He was a member of the Freemasons and Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Gwendolyn V. (Hill) He is survived by his sister Marlene Midlam, Troy, son Edward Jr., Holly, MI, daughters Tammy (Dannie) Conley, West Milton, and Jennifer (Doug) Jacobs, Enon. He was proud of his seven grandchildren: Allison (Mogens) Lund, Nicholas (Shannon) Turner, Noah (Lacy) Schreck, Cody Conley, Corey Schreck, Chace Conley and Savanna Jacobs. He has one great-granddaughter, Jaeleigh Schreck. Ed has cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and nursing aides that will miss him dearly. There will be a Memorial Service celebrating his life on Saturday October 1 at Hale-Sarver Funeral Home, West Milton. Family will be receiving friends from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m preceding the 11 a.m. service. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please have donations made to Dayton Veterans Association Hospice Center.

- Tipp City police September 19 8:28 a.m. – Accident, no injury. Involves school bus and vehicle. 6:23 p.m. – Drug offense. Claimant unknown. 6:38 p.m. – Burglar alarm. Patio display. 11:39 p.m. – Burglar alarm. Front store motion. September 20 5:40 a.m. – Suspicious activity. Van has its side door open. Turned out to be an oversight. 2:05 p.m. – Disturbance. Exhusband just took son. 2:57 p.m. – Neighbor complaint. Neighbor harassing reporting party and their guest. 3:56 p.m. – Accident, no injury. School bus and another vehicle. 3:48 p.m. – Telephone harassment. Claimant unknown. 5:58 p.m. – Burglar alarm. Center shop motion. 7:28 p.m. – Burglar alarm. Patio zone. 11:49 p.m. – Domestic emergency. Reporting party heard neighbor’s physical fighting like someone was getting thrown up against the wall. When the reporting party went outside they saw blood on the window. September 21 8:56 a.m. – Theft at 10 Regency. Receiving dock. 9:30 a.m. – Civil dispute. Tow truck driver got a car up on the truck, then the customer said he didn’t have any money and it was a AAA call. AAA says they don’t have an account with him. 10:13 a.m. – Telephone harassment. Claimant unknown. 11:26 a.m. – Theft. Claimant unknown. 1:06 p.m. – Reckless operation. Wreck occurred in front of Nevin Coppock. 4:49 p.m. – Unruly juvenile between Park and Plum. Kids playing on railroad tracks. 9:15 p.m. – Animal complaint. Dog barking. Reporting party concerned dog might be hurt. 9:27 p.m. – Accident, no

injury. Hit metal item on 55. Grill is still in roadway. 10:07 p.m. – Unruly juvenile. Juvenile was supposed to be home at 9 p.m. and didn’t get home until 9:40 p.m. She is refusing to do anything she is supposed to be doing. September 22 4:06 p.m. – Reckless operation on E. State Route 571. Nissan is all over the roadway. 4:50 p.m. – Disorderly conduct. Eight juveniles being physical. 7:49 p.m. – Unruly juvenile. 17-year-old son calling reporting party names, calling his father, now father is on the way to pick up her son and she doesn’t want him to leave. 9:01 p.m. – Theft. Laptop stolen. 9:54 p.m. – Domestic emergency. Male and female verbal in an apartment. 10:12 p.m. – Unruly juvenile. Daughter and her friends damaged bedroom window. Apartment manager saw female taking the screen off. September 23 12:21 a.m. – Suspicious activity. Out with vehicle in lot with door open. 1:57 a.m. – Canine. Claimant unknown. 2:30 a.m. – Operating a vehicle impaired. Jeep. 4:46 a.m. – Special detail. Claimant unknown. 6:54 a.m. – Reckless operation. Semi-truck heading southbound on northbound side. 7:30 a.m. – Accident, no injury. Pontiac and another car in a rear-end collision. 10:04 a.m. – Theft. Money stolen. 10:27 a.m. – Suspicious activity on N. Bellaire. Full size van. 11:03 a.m. – Theft. Claimant unknown. 1:17 p.m. – Bad check at 833 Hawk. 6:02 p.m. – Civil dispute. Keep the peace needed while man picks up child for visitation. 6:41 p.m. – Canine. Claimant

unknown. 7:01 p.m. – Criminal damage. Reporting party found two holes the size of quarters through his screen and the glass is busted out. 9:53 p.m. – Sex offense. Female relating sex offense that happened in park two days ago. 9:56 p.m. – Burglar alarm. Patio display. 11:02 p.m. – Suspicious activity. Mustang pulled into cul-desac, turned off the lights, but nobody got out. September 24 1:41 a.m. – Reckless operation on I-75 southbound. Mini van pulling box trailer with no lights on the trailer. 3:53 a.m. – Canine on 25A and Farrington. Vehicle search. 8:51 a.m. – Suspicious activity. Lincoln has been parked in front of reporting party’s house for two hours with engine running, lights on, but no one’s around the vehicle. 10:38 a.m. – Animal complaint. Male letting his German Shepherd run loose without a leash. 12:22 p.m. – Disorderly conduct. Mother causing a problem. Now blocking her daughter’s driveway so she can’t leave. 12:23 p.m. – Accident, no injury. Jeep Cherokee and Ford Fusion. 1:10 p.m. – Telephone harassment. 10:20 p.m. – Telephone harassment. Female called reporting party and said she was going to come after her. September 25 12:06 a.m. – Operating a vehicle impaired. Pontiac driver. 1:27 a.m. – Canine. Claimant unknown. 1:56 a.m. – Suspicious activity. Two subjects. 10:12 p.m. – Sex offense. Couple in Food Town parking lot doing sex acts in silver vehicle.

- West Milton police September 15 10:05 a.m. – Criminal damage at 40 Wright. Back window of vehicle damaged overnight. 5:02 p.m. – Burglary at 7565 W. State Route 571. Male came into house and took a crockpot. Reporting party said it belonged to him but he broke into the house to get it. 9:30 p.m. – Suspicious activity. A vehicle has been parked in front of residence for about an hour. It is unoccupied. September 16 8:17 a.m. – Suspicious activity. Male in a camouflage coat was pulling on the front door and is now sitting on the back porch. 3:50 p.m. – Bad check at 23 Emerick. 6:09 p.m. – Mental health at 50 Emerick. Female went out into the street, stopped a passing car, started yelling at the people then went back in the residence. 7:49 p.m. – Disorderly conduct on 48. Female is intoxicated or high and walking. September 17 9:17 a.m. – Unruly juvenile. 15-year-oldn’t come home. Left out window of residence at 3:30 yesterday. 1:24 p.m. – Telephone harassment. Male has been harassed by a female and now she is trying to hack into his voicemail. 4:57 p.m. – Civil dispute at 342 Park. Female is refusing to leave reporting party’s residence. She is there to visit reporting party’s son. 8:40, 8:41, 9:17, 9:52 p.m. – Disorderly conduct. Claimant unknown. 10:01 p.m. –

Disturbance on 24 S. Main. Subjects yelling on an open line. 10:28 p.m. – Disorderly conduct. Claimant unknown. September 18 12:01 a.m. – Unruly juvenile. Requested that the cops call a certain phone number, ask for Miriam, and have her come get her son. 1:34 a.m. – Disorderly conduct. Man staggering on the side 2:16 a.m. – Disturbance. Verbal fight. 2:30 a.m. – Disorderly conduct. Two males staggering behind business. 9:27 a.m. – Accident, no injury. Pick-up truck ran into telephone pole. 11:35 a.m. – Hit skip accident at 235 N. Jay. 1:13 p.m. – Trespassing. Several subjects inside an abandoned house. 1:31 p.m. – Illegal burning. Claimant unknown. 6:14 p.m. – Disturbance. Coaches from Carlisle opposite yelling and screaming at referee. Subjects were ejected from the game and is now refusing to leave the field. September 19 3:26 a.m. – Burglar alarm. Showing motion detector. 6:03 p.m. – Menacing at 103 N. Main. Daughter being threatened on Facebook. 6:56 p.m. - Burglary at 181 W. Front. Door has been kicked in. Reporting party didn’t know yet if anything was taken. 7:33 p.m. – Domestic emergency at 990 S. Miami. Subject’s

wife hit him in the mouth. 7:59 p.m. – Private property accident at 103 Ludlow. Pontiac and a Dodge truck. 9:40 p.m. – Loud complaint. Loud music. September 20 12:32 a.m. – Burglar alarm. Audible alarm going off. 1:28 p.m. – Burglary emergency. Reporting party states someone is trying to break into her home. Reporting party heard a bang downstairs, and the cable and phone went out. 10:54 p.m. – Loud complaint. Loud music, reckless driving, and disorderly conduct. Neighbors were told to get along or leave each other alone. 11:22 p.m. – Disturbance behind 24 Rockleigh. Male yelling and a woman or a child yelling “stop.” September 21 12:30 a.m. – Reckless operation on N. Miami. Pick-up all over the roadway. 11:56 a.m. – Sex offense. Claimant unknown. 2:06 p.m. – Trespassing. Female, then male, just walked into the residence. 2:55 p.m. – Civil dispute. Keep the peace needed while subject picks up property. 4:16 p.m. – Theft. Reporting party just got home from hospital and found money missing from her purse. 7:49 p.m. – Motorbike/ATV. Male juvenile riding a dirtbike in the streets. 8:24 p.m. – Burglar alarm. Audible alarm going off again. 10:42 p.m. – Burglar alarm. Interior kitchen entry door.

- Tipp City fire Sept. 19 10 block of Warner on abdominal pain 4000 block of 25A on fall 200 block of N. Fourth on illness Sept. 20 7485 block of 25A on injury 600 block of Thornburg on stroke 500 block of Judith on chest pain 500 block of W Main on abdominal pain 4000 block of 25A on respiratory distress Sept. 21 700 block of Larch on assault

300 block of KesslerCowlesville on fall 800 block of Arapaho on chest pain Sept. 22 7000 block of Winding Way on seizures 100 block of Tippecanoe on chest pains 600 block of N. Hyatt on chest pain Sept. 23 10 block of Maxwell on overdose 800 block of West Main on chest pain Sept. 24 400 block of N. Fifth

on fall 10 block of Weller on illness Hyatt and Main on motor vehicle crash Tipp City park on injury Sept. 25 600 block of Deer Creek on fall 3000 block of Lilac on injury 400 block of S. First on abdominal pain 100 block of Tippecanoe on illness Tipp City Park on allergic reaction Tipp City Park on injury

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Business Tipp businessman invited to attend Chicago summit B Y J O Y E L L NE V I N S RECORD HERALD EDITOR JNEVINS @ TCNEWSNET. COM

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Winco Industries, now at 835 N. Hyatt, is celebrating 50 years of business.

Winco Industries celebrates 50 years of business in Tipp TIPP CITY - In 1961, Carl Winblad began a re-sharpening and re-grinding company in his garage, known as Tipp Cutting Tool Service. Soon after, he moved his business to Fifth Street in Tipp City. This tar paper shack was less than 30 square feet and it had no heating or plumbing and a dirt floor. The business grew in the early 1960’s and relocated to a larger facility with plumbing and heating, and a few part time employees. By 1967, Tipp Cutting Tool Service relocated again, as the company expanded to manufacturing of various types of cutting tools, and incorporating in 1968. In 1974, the corporation was restructured as Winco Industries Inc. and once again, the need for more space caused the company to relocate

adding Precision Drill and Reamer and Advanced Manufacturing. Eventually Advanced Manufacturing was closed, and production of pressure coolant type gun drills and reamers were added. Winco’s research and development in the 1980’s allowed the company to begin developing polycrystalline diamond (PCD) cutting tools for the machining of non ferrous materials. I.E. (aluminum and carbon fiber). Winco Industries still continues to grow and is now a major producer of Carbide, PCD and CBN Cutting Tools serving Industries around the world with manufacturing operations in the United States and Mexico. Winco is proud to be one of the surviving tooling manufacturer’s that are still a part of the Dayton area community after 50 years of business.

is insight from these other publishers – how to get and stay profitable, controlling influx of spam, and how to handle advertisers from a relationTIPP CITY – In 2009, Mike McDer- ship perspective.� While not negating print media, mott of Tipp City started the online McDermott apprenews site TippNews ciates the power DAILY. In the past and importance of two years, that site citizen journalism has gained enough (where anyone can clout and activity to post stories or catch the eye of the comments). Donald W. Reynolds “It’s the democJournalism Instiratization of infortute. mation,� he said, This weekend, Mc“It’s no longer tied Dermott is attending to the apron a summit hosted by strings of media the Institute, to outlets and pubwhich he was perlishers that been sonally invited to around for and awarded a [umpteen] years. scholarship. It’s a very powerThe Block by Mike McDermott ful tool that doesBlock Community News Summit is hosted by Reynolds n’t have reigns.� Since its inception, TippNews Fellow Michele McLellan and Jay Rosen of pressthink.org. According DAILY has garnered 86 different conto the summit’s, it is designed to be tributors. About 20 of them post news an informative gathering of online content on a regular basis. The only community news entrepreneurs and time McDermott steps in to censor is is open primarily to independent on- if the post has intent to slander or be line community news publishers. The malicious towards someone. “If it makes someone else vulnerasummit is held at the Loyola Univerble, or exposes someone to harm, we sity in downtown Chicago. There will be keynote speakers and won’t post that,� said McDermott, breakout sessions or discussion fo- “Aside from that, it’s no holds rums. Topics covered include adver- barred.� McDermott plans to come back tising, working with citizen contributors, social media connections, and from the Block by Block summit with a fresh perspective and ideas for imengaging the community. “I want to talk with these other provement for the site. “TippNews is going to get revitalfolks who’ve been around the block,� said McDermott, “What I want to get ized,� he grinned.

Sabra promotes holistic health at The Earth’s Center

Project and tax updates MONROE TOWNSHIP -A project nearing completion in the township is the striping of Michaels Road at the end of September or first of October, weather permitted. The new tornado siren testing has been rescheduled for later in September. The 2011 rates of tax in Monroe Township determined by the Miami County Budget Commission were accepted by the trustees at the Monday night board meeting, and the township bills totaling $66,453.45 were paid at this same meeting. It was noted at the latest Monroe Township Trustee meeting that more public information is available through a program offered this session by Tipp Monroe Community Services (TMCS) on what to do with such items as old tires, refrigerators and electronics. This will take place on Thursday, October 6 from 6-7 p.m. at the Monroe Township building, 4 E. Main Street, Tipp City, and instructed by Cindy Bach of the Miami County Sanitary Engineering office. There is no charge for this class; however, registration is a must through TMCS. For further information, call TMCS at 667-8631. It was reported a total of 119 participated in the September 10 recycling event, always held the second Saturday of each month at the township’s maintenance facility on Michaels Road. The next meeting by the board is planned for Monday, October 3 at 7 p.m.

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Natural Health. While going to school, Tomb continued to work at Cornerstone and a natural health store she opened with her family, Body and Soul (also now closed). When she graduated from Clayton in April 2011, however, Tomb knew it was time to change course. “I knew I wanted to see clients on a one-on-one basis,� she said, “It was time for me to get more serious about my career – step it up a notch.� Hence her work at The Earth’s Center. Tomb had worked with owner Nicole Mikel several years at Body and Soul, and they had developed a solid bond. “From the beginning, it was a great working relationship and friendship,� Tomb said. Mikel felt Tomb’s professional knowledge would work well with The Earth’s Center mission. So last month, Tomb came on board The Earth’s Center’s staff. Tomb notes her services are open to anybody on any stage of their “health journey.� Whether someone just needs ‘fine-tuning’ or is going through a major health crisis, Tomb wants to guide them to healthy choices. “I want to lead people in the right direction,� she said, “If you’re stuck, I can help you. The small things can make a huge difference.� Tomb doesn’t just offer advice; she lives what she says. “This is my life. I don’t know how to live any other way,� she said, “After all these years, I’m still excited about it – what a difference it makes in people’s lives.� Tomb is married to Jeremy, who trains at CrossFit with her. They have a two and a half year old son, Henry, and another baby on the way. The family lives in Elizabeth Township in what used to be Tomb’s grandparents’ home. For more information or to schedule a session, call 520-0472 or visit www.theearthscenter.biz.

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boards or committees. Details of the formation and operation of the District will be provided to appointees during an initial informational meeting, although any interested individual may ask for information. Various unincorporated areas in the Township will be eligible for consideration for services if enough interest is shown by residents of those areas. Initially, the District Board will be working with residents of the Country Estates East Subdivision (Curtwood Drive area). An applicant for a position on the new Board must be a resident in an unincorporated area of Monroe Township (not limited to the above named subdivision). Applicants for the District Board should send letters to: Monroe Township Board of Trustees, 4 E. Main Street, Tipp City, OH 45371, postmarked by October 12, or hand delivered by October 14 prior to 5 p.m. The Township office may be reached at 6673136.

Water and sewer district formed MONROE TOWNSHIP - The Monroe Township Trustees recently completed the legal steps required to form the Monroe Township Water & Sewer District. The purpose of the District is to provide public water and/or sanitary sewer services to residents of the unincorporated areas of Monroe Township who want and need those services. The District will be allowed by Ohio law to contract for engineering, construction, purchase of water and for central sewer treatment, maintenance of the systems, and arrange financing of any projects. The District is an independent political subdivision of the State of Ohio, governed by laws found in the Ohio Revised Code. The next step is for the Monroe Township Trustees to appoint a District Board of Directors. The Board will consist of five (5) residents of unincorporated Monroe Township who will serve staggered terms and will initially meet once or twice per month as the Board determines is necessary to conduct the business of the District. Individuals interested in applying for a position on the District Board should submit a letter of interest including name, address, phone number(s), length of residency in Monroe Township, and any background that may be helpful to the District, including a history of previous service on other

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TIPP CITY – The Earth’s Center has a new staff member and health option. Sabra Tomb doesn’t focus on just the body, or just the face. She offers Holistic Wellness Sessions, which include discussing herbs and supplements, fitness, nutrition, and diet with the client. They can include personal training with free weights as well. “It’s putting all those pieces together in one session. We look at the whole picture,� she said. Tomb knows personally about the body issues many people, especially women, face. When she was in high school, she was unhappy with the way her body looked and wanted to change that. “I was looking for a healthy way of feeling good about myself and controlling it before it controlled me,� she said, “I wanted to make a life long commitment.� That was at 17 years old. Over 10 years later, she has kept that commitment. Tomb started working out at the Tecumseh YMCA, and then Total Fitness, where she became certified as a personal trainer. Right now she works out at CrossFit. “I saw major transformations in a matter of months,� she said about her introduction to fitness, “I loved the empowerment – the way that [fitness] made me feel.� At 19, she decided to try a fitness show. These competitions included a fitness obstacle course and a ‘physical round’, with the contestant in a bikini. The shows are similar to bodybuilding contests, but instead of bulking up, the goal is to be lean and toned. So Tomb started paying attention to her diet. She ate almost all ‘whole foods’ – protein, lots of veg-

etables, lots of grains, and no refined foods like sugar. After 12 weeks, Tomb knew there was something to this way of eating. “Once I saw the results, I was like ‘oh my word, diet is such an important part of this whole health piece’,� she recalled. Not only was her body staying lean, Tomb noticed she had more energy and her skin looked better, too. “It took me to a whole other element,� she Sabra Tomb said. The third step on Tomb’s health knowledge ladder was when she started working at Cornerstone Natural Foods, a health food store that used to be in Troy. There she learned about herbs and supplements, and how they can complement and assist the body. “That just changed my life,� Tomb recalled, “It was one of the best times in my life.� At that point, Tomb knew her passion about health was more than just taking care of her own body. She wanted to share her knowledge and zeal with others. “When you find something that you are so caught up in, so passionate about – I knew this was my calling,� Tomb explained, “First it was about me, then it became ‘this is what I want to do’.� Almost nine years later, Tomb received her doctorate in Natural Health at the Clayton College of

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TIPP/MILTON - Tara Dixon-Engel of Tipp City can and to surround themselves with people who is one of the YWCA Piqua’s 2011 Woman of inspire and motivate them. “Learn from everyExcellence honorees. The Young Woman of body that you meet and never say, ‘It can’t be Tomorrow honoree is Amy Marie Young of West done.’ And always, always have fun doing it.” • Amy Marie Young, 2011 Young Woman of Milton. The women will be honored at the 15th annual Tomorrow honoree, is a 2010 West Milton graduWomen of Excellence Awards Luncheon, a gala ate and current student in the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State celebration scheduled for University. Young, an honor stuThursday, Oct. 20, at the Piqua dent, athlete, 4-H member, and Country Club. The keynote volunteer said that volunteering speaker for the event will be is the best way to say “thank LaTisha Martin Dehus, 1997 you” to the people who helped YWCA Young Woman of give her all of the opportunities Tomorrow honoree. Tickets for she’s had. the event are $50. Nikki Herbert, Academic In announcing the honorees, Advisor and Coordinator of Leesa Baker, executive director Undergraduate Recruitment of the YWCA Piqua, said: “Many and Early Admissions Pathway nominations were submitted Coordinator at The Ohio State from clubs, organizations and University and nominator of individuals. The selection was Young, said, “Amy is hard workdifficult and an impartial panel ing, dedicated, studious and of judges, composed of men and enthusiastic which is clearly women from throughout the demonstrated by her strong acacounty, did an excellent and demic record, variety of work, thorough job in selecting this scholastic and extracurricular year’s honorees. We are certainAmy Marie Young activities. She has shown dedily pleased with the selection and cation to exploring her future are happy to be honoring these profession and a passion for three outstanding women who helping others and giving back to continue to distinguish themThe Ohio State community.” selves in their life endeavors.” Volunteering for Young has • Tara Dixon-Engel, 2011 included work in a clinic for Woman of Excellence honoree, oncology patients at the Arthur is a newspaper editor, author of James Cancer Hospital, spendbooks for children and adults ing her spring break building and is passionate about her Habitat for Humanity homes in focus on veterans. She organizes Miami, Florida, and participatwelcome home celebrations and ing in student campus tours for other fundraising events from prospective students, involveher Tipp City office to honor and ment in pharmacy organizations help veterans. and participating in running Dixon-Engel began her profesclubs which included a 5K run to sional career in journalism and raise money for burn victims. - In recently founded the Tippecanoe high school, she played volleyGazette in 2010. In between she ball and was active in Rotary has worked at the National Interact, Science Olympiad, Quiz Aviation Hall of Fame as direcTara Dixon-Engel Team and National Honor tor of research and strategic planning, co-authored books, promoted the first Society as well as a long time 4-H member. She is the daughter of Kurt and Gail Young and national Operation Welcome Home event in Las Vegas to thank Vietnam veterans through a com- grew up with her sister, Kaylynn, on a 60-acre munity celebration and co-founded the American grain and livestock farm in West Milton. Honors classes in high school along with the Post Veterans Institute based in Tipp City. The daughter of Roy and Barbara Dixon of Secondary Enrollment Option Program at Edison Cincinnati, Dixon-Engel has always had a deep Community College taught her to use her time desire to help and thank veterans for their dedi- well. “The secret to getting multiple tasks done is to cation and desire to preserve our American freefind a balance,” she said. doms and rights. Young encourages other young people to find Lt. Col. Mike Jackson, USAF retired, in nominating Dixon-Engel, said, “Tara established something they are passionate about and become Project Vet Assist which educates and assists vet- involved. “Times are tough, the economy is not so great erans or their families in successfully applying for benefits which provide them in-home care, and budgets are getting cut. People cannot really assisted care or help to keep them in a nursing give so much in the money aspect of things so now home. She provides this veterans’ assistance at is the time more than ever for volunteerism and no cost and with no salary while holding down service to community. If you can’t give a dollar, give an hour of your time and help out—a great her fulltime newspaper job.” Jackson continued, “Tara’s contributions message for our youth,” she added. The third Woman of Excellence honoree is extend throughout Tipp City, Miami County and Ginny Beamish of Troy, a teacher who has worked the nation.” “I love doing things I believe in, things I am in schools for 30 years working with kindergartpassionate about,” said Dixon-Engel. “If I can do ners all the way up to seniors. She was referred something that helps somebody else somehow, it to “Miracle Grow” in her nomination form. “Ginny is like Miracle Grow - what she touches just means more to me. I like the idea of leaving gets better - much better,” said fellow educator my little part of the world better than I found it. Stephanie Johnson. That sounds cliched, but it’s true.” For more information about the Women of Dixon-Engel lives in Dayton with her son, Excellence Awards Luncheon planned for Oct. 20 Michael, a high school senior and soon to be or to reserve a ticket, stop at the YWCA Piqua at Eagle Scout. Her advice to her son and other 418 N. Wayne St. or call 773-6626. 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TIPP CITY - The Otterbein University Alumni Association awarded ‘99 alum Carli Amlin Dean of Tipp City the Community Engagement Award at Otterbein’s Young Alumni Awards reception on September 23. “I am honored and humbled at receiving the award,” said Dean, “The ceremony was amazing! Otterbein went all out and I was so very impressed.” The Community Engagement Award is presented to individuals who have exemplified the university’s philosophy of concern and commitment to society demonstrated through civic and social responsibility beyond the call of professional duty. The recipient of this award has utilized their knowledge, skills, resources and time to create a clear, positive impact on their chosen community need or issue. In April 2010, Dean helped co-found the Clip Shop Share coupon ministry (www.ClipShopShare.com). Since its launch, the ministry has donated over $48,000 in food, toiletries and household goods to local food pantries for less than $400 out of pocket expense. She teaches a coupon class twice a month to help show individuals how they can Carli Amlin Dean shop smarter and save money. She also helps churches and organizations around the country with this ministry. From 2006-2008, Dean served on the Tipp City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She served on the Tipp Monroe Community Service Board of Trustees in 2007, and as a President from 2009-2010. Carli also joined the Dream Builders Board of Directors at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in 2011. Dean also coordinates meals for families in need, sponsors individuals for the Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation fundraiser, volunteers with PALS (Parents Actively Linked with Schools), and serves as the 2011 Levy Chairman for the Tipp City School District. Her professional career is selling real estate with her mother, Sue, at the Amlin Advantage Team at RE/MAX Alliance Reality throughout the Miami Valley area. She earned her ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) in 2006, CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) in 2007, and continues to stay involved in the Dayton Area Board of Realtors all while working with buyers, sellers, transferees and relocation companies. Currently, Dean lives in Tipp City with her husband Brian and their two children, Gabe and Savanna. Established in 2011, the Young Alumni Awards recognize alumni 40 years of age and younger who have exemplified the mission of Otterbein University, in correlation with the Five Cardinal Experiences, in their personal and professional lives. The Young Alumni Awards are given annually at Homecoming. Otterbein University is a private, co-educational, liberal arts institution founded in 1847 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Located in Westerville, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, Otterbein enrolls more than 3,100 students, including full and part-time undergraduates and students enrolled in the Graduate School and Continuing Studies. Otterbein offers 56 majors, as well as individualized fields of study. Master’s degree programs are offered in education, nursing and business administration. Accredited since 1913 by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Otterbein consistently placed high among peer institutions in U.S. News and World Report’s “Guide to America’s Best Colleges” for over a decade. Otterbein is currently ranked 15th among its 140 peers in the University-Master’s (Midwest) category. Otterbein can be found online at www.otterbein.edu.

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Football Schedule Friday, September 30 • Milton-Union home vs. Carlisle, 7:30 p.m. • Tippecanoe at Bellefontaine, 7:30 p.m. • Bethel at Twin Valley South, 7:30 p.m. Week Seven Friday, October 7 • Tippecanoe home vs. Stebbins, 7:30 p.m. • Milton-Union home vs. Preble Shawnee, 7:30 p.m. • Bethel home vs. National Trail, 7:30 p.m.

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Miami East’s Dallas Thompson (52) stuffs Bethel’s Reed Pelphrey (32) on a run Friday night.

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Carus at Otterbein Evelyn Carus of Tipp City is a member of the Otterbein University volleyball team. A graduate of Tippecanoe High School, she is a freshman athletic training major at Otterbein. Under the direction of fifth-year head coach Monica McDonald, the Otterbein Cardinals compete in the Ohio Athletic Conference and are a member of NCAA Division III.

Mud stymies Bethel harriers at Versailles VERSAILLES — The muddy conditions seemed to bother the entire field at the Tour De Sewer meet Saturday. But Cameron Keough was Bethel’s secondbest finisher at 104th in a time of 22:05. Freshman Morgan Weinert placed 81st place in a time of 25:18. She was followed by Sydney Compton in 127th place in a time of 28:59. The Bees placed 11th as a team (324 points). Versailles was team champion with a score of 34 points. Botkins placed second (79 points) and Xenia Christian was third (100).

Bethel plundered by Vikings, 41-10 BY JOSH BROWN OCM NEWS SERVICE JBROWN @ TDNPUBLISHING . COM After a lackluster first half, the Miami East Vikings simply did what they’d been trained to do. They kept on believing. After being held to only 83 yards of offense and trailing the Bees 10-6 after the first half, the Vikings (4-1, 4-0 Cross County Conference) executed their gameplan to perfection, scoring on their first five possessions of the second half and pulling away late for a 41-10 victory at Bethel. And Kevin McMaken, Michael Fellers and Josh Snyder were the primary executioners. Fellers had the Vikings’ only score in the first half on a 36-yard touchdown run, as well as their final one on a 20-yard run, Snyder had the first two scores of the second half — a 35-yard run and a 3yard pass from Colton Bowling — and McMaken was the workhorse, carrying the ball 21 times for 87 yards and touchdown runs of 24 and 2 yards. The Bees (2-3, 1-3) simply didn’t have the horses to keep up. “Injuries and a lack of depth really hurt us tonight,” Bethel coach Brad Clendening said. “We had 13 kids out on Monday that weren’t eligible to play, so we were really depleted. I thought we outplayed them in the first half, but it was a different ballgame in the second half.” Bethel captured the

momentum early in the first half. James Pelphrey picked off a Bowling pass, giving the Bees a short field to work with at the Viking 28. On third-and-13, Jon Ellerbrock escaped the Miami East pass rush and found Reed Pelphrey for a first down, then Ellerbrock hit Austin Staggs on a 10-yard slant over the middle to put the Bees on top 7-0. Miami East answered on its first drive of the second quarter. Michael Fellers took a pitch around the left side and cut through a gaping hole in the line, winning a foot race to the end zone and going 36 yards untouched — but a blocked extra point kept Bethel ahead, 7-6. After a punt by Garlough died at the 2-yard line, the Bethel defense held and gave the Bees the ball at the Miami East 47. Ellerbrock his escapability showed again, scrambling to his right and eluding a pair of sacks then cutting all the way back to the opposite side of the field for what appeared to be a 53-yard touchdown — but a chop block penalty wiped those points off the board, forcing Bethel to settle for a 29-yard Garlough field goal with 16 seconds left, giving the Bees a 10-6 lead at the break. Bethel finished the game with 11 penalties for 85 yards, and even though they got points after it, the wiped-out touchdown really hurt the Bees. “We had a lot of penalties tonight that we hadn’t had all year,” Clendening said. “They were aggressive penal-

ties, but we can’t fight back from 70-80 penalty yards — especially when they’re taking touchdowns away.” Snyder kicked off the second half with a bang, taking the same kind of pitch that Fellers had scored on 35 yards for a touchdown to make it 12-10, then after a Bethel three-and-out, Snyder capped off a nine-play, 60yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown reception and a two-point run to make it 2010. Miami East led 27-10 at the end of the third after McMaken’s 24-yard burst through the middle, and after a bad snap on a punt gave the Vikings the ball on Bethel’s 2yard line, he took it in on the Vikings’ first play after. Fellers made it 35 unanswered points after the Vikings recovered a Bethel fumble, scoring on a 20-yard pitch. Bethel had four three-andouts and a lost fumble on its first five possessions of the second half — and the Vikings cashed in. SCORE BY QUARTERS 0 6 21 14 — 41 Miami East Bethel 7 3 0 0 — 10 BHS — Austin Staggs 10-yard pass from Jonathan Ellerbrock (PAT Brandon Garlough kick) MEHS — Michael Fellers 36-yard run (PAT kick failed) BHS — Brandon Garlough 30-yard field goal MEHS — Josh Snyder 5-yard run (PAT kick failed) MEHS — Snyder 5-yard pass from Colton Bowling (PAT Snyder run) MEHS — Kevin McMaken 24-yard run (PAT Snyder kick) MEHS — 4-yard run (PAT Snyder kick) MEHS — Fellers 20-yard run (PAT Snyder kick)

M-U boys second at Bellbrook Invite; girls’ fourth BELLBROOK — Milton-Union had five boys in the top 30 out of 182 runners but still fell just short Saturday at the Bellbrook Invitational. The Bulldogs ended in second place with 83 points — one point away from winner and host Bellbrook (82 points). Sergei Brubaker placed third (17:18.14), Logan Jackson was eighth (17:31.39), Cory Klosterman 15th (18:16.11), Troy Tyree placed 28th (18:34.91) and Matt Howard 29th (18:35.24). Milton’s girls placed fourth out of six teams. Michaela Litton led the charge finishing in seveth (21:37.70), while Cassie Schieltz finished 10th (21:40.00).

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The Tippecanoe golf team, from left to right, Lindsay Murray, Erika Brownlee, Coach Scott Murray, Kristy Kagy, Brianna Eichbaum, Kayla Vath and Jessica Williams.

They’re CBC champions! Last week, the Tippecanoe girls’ golf team won the regular season and tournament Central Buckeye Conference championship shooting a 349 under rainy conditions with a dominating victory at Reid South Golf Course in Springfield. Sophomore Lindsey Murray was the medalist with a score of 75. She was named player of the

year for the second consecutive year. Juniors Kristy Kagy and Kayla Vath shot 83 and 92 respectively and were named first team all-league. Freshman Erika Brownlee shot a 100 and was also named first team all-league while sophomore Brianna Eichbaum shot 99 and made honorable mention in her first year of golf.

Tippecanoe gave Ben Logan a healthy dose of its three-headed monster in the backfield Friday, as Jacob Hall, Nick Fischer and Cameron Johnson — who provided the Red Devils with big-yardage gains on multiple occasions — all scored touchdowns in a 21-15 win. Hall’s touchdown run from eight yards out in the first quarter and gave Tipp an early lead before Fischer added another score from one yard away to give the Devils a 14-0 lead. Cameron Johnson scored Tipp’s last touchdown in the fourth on a 7yard pass from Ben Hughes. Ben Logan scored all 15 points in the fourth quarter, scoring on a blocked punt, safety and a 40-yard run by its quarterback — but it was too little, too late. “Any win is a big win,” Tippecanoe coach Charlie Burgbacher said. “This puts us at 5-0, so we will keep working and get ready for next week.”

Milton-Union whips Madison to go to 4-1 BY BRETT BARNES SPORTS CORRESPONDENT The Milton-Union football team traveled to Madison on Friday night for a contest that not only would establish a pecking order in the SWBL Buckeye Division, but also would amount to huge computer points as both teams entered play with identical 3-1 records. When the scoreboard finally rested, the road team had emerged victorious 35-19 in a hard hitting, exciting contest from start to finish. Just two plays in, lightning struck. The Mohawks fumbled a pitchout, and Josh Booher recovered for the Bulldogs giving them first and ten at the Madison 18-yard line. Jake Finfrock took the first handoff and scampered virtually untouched for a quick strike 6-0 lead. Nick Fields added the extra point, and the Bulldogs led 7-0 on a five second scoring drive. When lightning strikes, thunder soon follows, and that thunder was the Madison offense that put 19 unanswered points on the board. Head Coach Brett Pearce had warned his club about the Mohawks offense throughout the week. “They have had some long TD’s on offense,” he said. “We needed to make them work for any points they score and not let them get easy ones.” With 9:09 remaining in the second quarter, no one could have predicted that the Mohawks would not score again. The Bulldog offense had to get something going, and they turned to Senior running back Jake Finfrock to light a spark. It took the Bulldogs just three plays to get into the end zone. Finfrock scored on a beautifully blocked 54-yard scamper, and with the Fields PAT, it was 19-14. Again, the Mohawks began to drive, but on fourth and six from the Bulldog 41-yard line, a completed pass came about a foot short, and after the measurement, the Bulldog sideline exploded. Great field position turned into a six play drive helped by a Mohawk roughing the passer penalty. The final play of the drive, Finfrock willed himself into the end zone from 26yards out, and Fields ended the first half scoring with the extra point. Madison had held the ball for 17:18 seconds in the first half and had 235 yards total offense, but trailed the football game. The third quarter was a battle of field position with the only opportunity to score coming from the Bulldogs after an eight play drive to start the half. However, a Field’s thirty-five yard field goal attempt sailed wide right. The Bulldogs’ misfortune in the third turned to gold in the fourth. The steady diet of running plays to Finfrock ceased with Clay Minton and Tyler Brown joining the party. The drive came down to a fourth and goal from the 15-yard line. Quarterback Cody Hollon dropped back to pass and found Minton on a wellconceived screen for the first Bulldog touchdown pass of the year. Fields again was true, and the score stood 28-19 with just 7:02 remaining. Madison fumbled on its next possession, and the Bulldogs sealed it with Tyler Brown, who accounted for 49 yards including an 11-yard power run for M-U’s fifth touchdown of the evening (Fields PAT), and a final score of 35-19.


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TIPP CITY - L.T. Ball’s physical education teacher, Jeanne Koch, assisted students in The National Football League’s Punt, Pass, & Kick (PPK) program. The local winners were: • Boys ages 8-9: 1) Jackson Subler; 2) Dalton Grimmet; 3) Drew Sivon • Boys ages 10-11: 1) Bryce McCullough; 2) Ben Sauls; 3) Jake Rowland • Girls ages 10-11: 1) Brooke Aselage; 2) Delaney Bourelle; 3) Mackenzie Smith PPK is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 to compete separately against their peers. Established in 1961, the PPK program is the oldest NFL Youth Football program. Girls and boys in five separate age divisions (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 1415) compete against each other in punting, passing and place kicking. The PPK program is free, both to organizers who host a local competition and to every youngster who wants to participate.

Bethel boys’ soccer squad goes to 11-0 with win over Lehman Tuesday Bethel 8, Lehman 1 SIDNEY - Kyle Hamlin had a hand in every Bethel goal except one - scoring four goals and adding three assists - and the Bees rolled to an 8-1 win over Lehman Tuesday night. Also making an impact for Bethel was Joe Zimmerman, who pitched in two goals and two assists, while Kirk Hamlin and Tristian Thomas each scored goals. Tyler Banks and Anthony Wood both had assists. Dan Sehlhorst scored Lehman's lone goal. Bethel is 11-0 with the win. Monday Tippecanoe 3, Stebbins 0 TIPP CITY - Tippecanoe defeated Stebbins 3-0 Monday. Nathan Banks scored two goals for the Devils, while Philip Donald added an-

other. Josh Bechtol and Chase Conley each had assists. With the win, Tipp improves to 6-3 on the season. Saturday Indian Hill 1,Tippecanoe 0 TIPP CITY — The Tippecanoe Red Devils were stung by field conditions — and a possible Saturday curse — falling 1-0 to Indian Hill in non-league play. It was the third straight Saturday the Red Devils had lost 1-0 after consecutive defeats by Oakwood and Butler. “The field was a mud pit, and both teams struggled to stand up in the middle of the field,” Tippecanoe coach Scott Downing said. “We usually like to possess the ball, but we told the kids today to play it long and bypass the midfield. “It was a back-and-forth game, bu we made one mistake and they capitalized.”

Library happenings TIPP CITY - Beginning October 7, stop by the library on Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for coffee, donuts and book talks. These talks will focus on new releases which are just about to hit the library shelves. Adult Services Librarian, Carolyn Rector reports that she and Adult Services Specialist, Sue Hofer will share highlights from a cart of new arrivals during these very relaxed sessions. Patrons can examine and reserve high demand books for check-out as quickly as possible. The library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) for grades ten through 12 will meet on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. TAB Meetings are for teens who want to get involved. They brainstorm ideas to encourage teens to visit the library more often for programs and services to better suit their needs and interests. Email weaverbe@oplin.org or hicksta@oplin.org with any questions. Registration is required. Teen knitters, or Twisted Stitchers as they are called at the library, will meet next at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3. Participants are asked to bring their own needles. Yarn can be provided. Recycling old magazines into decorative bowls is the next project for the library Art Club for grades four and up. The program is planned for 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, and registration is required. New members are welcome. Mystery fans meet monthly to discuss a good read at the library. On Monday, Oct. 3 the group will share thoughts on Death at Epsom Downs by Robin Paige. According to Publishers Weekly, this is a “…a clever, richly detailed whodunit.” Pick up a copy at the front desk. Dessert and refreshments will be served. The Library Trustees Operations and Facilities Committee will meet at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 04. The Tipp City Public Library is located at 11 E. Main St., and the telephone number is 667-3826. Find the library online at http://www.tippcitylibrary.org.

Historical Society meets BETHEL TOWNSHIP - The Bethel Township Historical Society will be having its monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 5 at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room at Brandt.

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Brookville 4, Milton-Union 2 WEST MILTON — Milton-Union couldn’t get over the hump against old rival Brookville Saturday, falling 4-2 in Southwestern Buckeye League crossover play. Talyn Roth scored with an assist from Sergei Brubaker, and Logan Jackson added a goal for the Bulldogs. Girls Soccer Indian Hill 3,Tippecanoe 2 CINCINNATI — The Tippecanoe Red Devils played back and forth all game along against Indian Hill — ranked No. 2 in Division II — but the Braves scored on a penalty kick two minutes into the second half to escape with a 3-2 win. After falling behind, Tippecanoe’s Capri Rinke sent a long ball to Sarah Colvin, who tied the score. The Devils then took the lead after Ellise Sharpe finished off a Morgan Combs corner kick, but Indian Hill tied it in the final minute of

the first half — and won it early in the second. “The girls fought hard all game and really hung in there fighting for 50-50 balls,” Tippecanoe coach Doug Rabe said. Monday Tippecanoe 8 Stebbins 0 RIVERSIDE - Tippecanoe rebounded from Saturday’s loss with an 8-0 conference win over Stebbins Monday. Tipp took a 4-0 lead into halftime and never looked back. Sophomore Sarah Harmer and senior Ellise Sharpe each scored twice for Tippecanoe, while goal keeper Sam Bonifas recorded her fourth shutout. “The girls really played well tonight on a rain soaked field,” Tippecanoe coach Doug Rabe said. Tippecanoe (6-3-2) is tied for the lead in Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division.

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Upcoming events Red Devil Round-up TIPP CITY - Mark your calendars for the second annual Tippecanoe Educational Endowment (TEE) Red Devil Roundup 5K to be held on Saturday, October 8th at 8:30 am. It is hosted by TEE with the help of Alliance Running. The event consists of a 5K Run or Fitness Walk through our beautiful Tipp City Park. Coinciding with Tippecanoe’s Homecoming weekend, everyone is encouraged to support this worthwhile event. 100 percent of all proceed go directly back to Tipp City Exempted Village Schools. Registration forms and a course map can be picked up at the Tipp City Board of Education Office, Tipp Monroe Community Services, or online at www.tippcityschools.com on the Tippecanoe Educational Endowment page listed under Support Organizations. The cost of registration received by Thursday October 6th is $20. Some dri-blend race t-shirts may still be available. Race day registration is $5 more. Call or email Kari Prall if you have any questions kprall@tippcity.k12.oh.us / 937-669-6308. TEE’s mission is to provide funds to students, faculty and employees of the Tipp City Schools for the creation of, or participation in, enrichment programs.

Class of ‘91 Reunion TIPP CITY - The Tippecanoe High School Class of 1991 announces its 20 Year Reunion from October 21-22. On Friday, October 21, there will be a Casual Get Together at Hinder’s. On Saturday, October 22, the Official Reunion will be at Troy Country Club from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. and include a Dinner and Dance.Please RSVP to Carrie Donauer Wood by October 8. Send Check and RSVP to Carrie Wood, 2318 Hunters Ridge Drive, Erie, PA 16510.Cost for Reunion is $40 per person or $75 per couple.For more information, email Carrie at woodfamilyohio@yahoo.com.

WEST MILTON - Mark Holbrook, Marketing Manager of the Ohio Historical Society, will present “Ohio in the Civil War” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 6 at the Milton-Union Public Library, 560 S. Main Street, West Milton. He will be the first speaker in a series sponsored by the New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library and the Stillwater Civil War Roundtable. “With troops, generals, factories and farms, Ohio and Ohioans helped to change the outcome of the Civil War—and in turn the war changed Ohio and its people,” Holbrook says, “This talk will explore those changes and take a look at the contributions of Ohio and its people—its citizens, politicians, soldiers, nurses and businessmen— during America’s Civil War.” According to the Ohio Humanities Council, Holbrook is a native Ohioan, graduate of Ohio State University and an avid student of history. He has been a Civil War re-enactor for more than 15 years and has given numerous lectures to adults and children about the life of a Civil War soldier. An author of several articles on the Civil War and reenacting, Holbrook is the editor of the regimental history of the 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In addition to overseeing the Society’s marketing, he portrays historic characters for Society events, acts in the Echoes in Time theatre series at the Ohio Historical Center in Columbus. The New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library will host the program and serve light refreshments. The Friends group is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to maintain an association of people interested in the welfare and promotion of the library. Other speakers in the series include Richard Metzger of the Stillwater Civil War Roundtable who will present “The Battle of Ball’s Bluff and Other Stuff: the Important Month of October 1861” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 13 at the library. Holbrook is scheduled to talk on “Ohio’s Unknown Generals” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18 at a meeting of the Stillwater Civil War Roundtable to be held at the Troy Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main Street, Troy. Jeanette Dohner, the library’s P. R. Specialist and a member of the roundtable, will finish the series with “Civil War Ghost Stories” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, at the library. For more information call 698-5515.

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Why Do Leaves Change Color? While you were playing in the hot sun during summer vacation the trees on the streets, in the parks, and in the forests were working hard to keep you cool. To feed the shiny green leaves that make shade, trees use sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugar. This is called photosynthesis. Now it's autumn, and you're back in school. Those hardworking trees, on the other hand, need to take a break from all that photosynthesizing. When leaves change color from green to yellow, bright orange, or red, you'll know that trees are beginning their long winter's rest. Where do leaf colors come from? Leaf color comes from pigments. Pigments are natural substances produced by leaf cells. The three pigments that color leaves are: • chlorophyll (green) • carotenoid (yellow, orange, and brown) • anthocyanin (red) Chlorophyll is the most important of the three. Without the chlorophyll in leaves, trees wouldn't be able to use sunlight to produce food. Carotenoids create bright yellows and oranges in familiar fruits and vegetables. Corn, carrots, and bananas are just a few of the many plants colored by carotenoid. Anthocyanins add the color red to plants, including cranberries, red apples, cherries, strawberries and others. Chlorophyll and carotenoid are in leaf cells all the time during the

growing season. But the chlorophyll covers the carotenoid — that's why summer leaves are green, not yellow or orange. Most anthocyanins are produced only in autumn, and only under certain conditions. Not all trees can make anthocyanin. How do leaves change color? As the Earth makes its 365-day journey around the sun, some parts of the planet will get fewer hours of sunlight at certain times of the year. In those regions, the days become shorter and the nights get longer. The temperature slowly drops. Autumn comes, and then winter. Trees respond to the decreasing amount of sunlight by producing less and less chlorophyll. Eventually, a tree stops producing chlorophyll. When that happens, the carotenoid already in the leaves can finally show through. The leaves become a bright rainbow of glowing yellows, sparkling oranges and warm browns. What about red leaves? Read on. Do leaves change because of weather? Perhaps you've noticed that in some years, the red fall colors seem brighter and more spectacular than in other years. The temperature and cloud cover can make a big difference in a tree's red colors from year to year. When a number of warm, sunny autumn days and cool but not freezing nights come one after the other, it's going to be a good year for reds. In the daytime, the leaves can produce lots of sugar, but the cool night temperatures prevent the sugar sap from flowing through the leaf veins and down

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TANUUM Sun Prints & Leaf Mobiles SUN PRINTS with paper taped to window... MAKE LEAF PRINT ART... Materials: Colored construction paper (make sure you use paper that will fade), leaves gathered from yard, glue stick, masking tape Optional: picture frames 1. Dab a bit of glue onto the back of a leaf, and attach to a piece of construction paper (If you are going to frame--you can pre-trim the paper to fit a 5"x7" frame--frames can be made from foam, cardboard or card-stock). 2. Tape the paper to a sunny window, with the leaf facing out. Leave up for THREE TO FOUR days, or UNTIL YOU NOTICE that the paper's color has faded. (Some directions say a week or longer. This time estimate would be more accurate. You'll know by the fading.) 3. Remove from the window and gently peel the leaf off to reveal the print. Frame and hang.

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into the branches and trunk. Anthocyanins to the rescue! Researchers have found out that anthocyanins are produced as a form of protection. They allow the plant to recover nutrients in the leaves before they fall off. This helps make sure that the tree will be ready for the next growing season. Anthocyanins give leaves their bright, brilliant shades of red, purple and crimson. The yellow, gold and orange colors created by carotenoid remain fairly constant from year to year. That's because carotenoids are always present in leaves and the amount does not change in response to weather. The amount of rain in a year also affects autumn leaf color. A severe drought can delay the arrival of fall colors by a few weeks. A warm, wet period during fall will lower the intensity, or brightness, of autumn colors. A severe frost will kill the leaves, turning them brown and causing them to drop early. The best autumn colors come when there's been: • a warm, wet spring • a summer that's not too hot or dry, and • a fall with plenty of warm sunny days and cool nights.

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You can use fall leaf color to help identify different tree species. Look for these leaf colors on the trees in your neighborhood. • Oaks: red, brown or russet • Hickories: golden bronze • Dogwood: purple-red • Birch: bright yellow • paper birch • yellow birch • Poplar: golden yellow • Maple trees show a whole range of colors: • Sugar Maple: orange-red • Black Maple: glowing yellow • Red Maple: bright scarlet Why do leaves fall? A tree's roots, branches and twigs can endure freezing temperatures, but most leaves are not so tough. On a broadleaf tree — say a maple or a birch — the tender thin leaves, made up of cells filled with water sap, will freeze in winter. Any plant tissue unable to live through the winter must be sealed off and shed to ensure the tree's survival. As sunlight decreases in autumn, the veins that carry sap into and out of a leaf gradually close. A layer of cells, called the separation layer, forms at the base of the leaf stem. When this layer is complete, the leaf is separated from the tissue that connected it to the branch, and it falls. Oak leaves are the exception. The separation layer never fully detaches the dead oak leaves, and they remain on the tree through winter. Evergreen trees — pines, spruces, cedars and firs — don't lose their leaves, or needles, in winter. The needles are covered with a heavy wax coating and the fluids inside the cells contain substances that resist freezing. Evergreen leaves can live for several years before they fall and are replaced by new growth. On the ground, fallen leaves are broken down by bacteria, fungi, earthworms and other organisms. The decomposed leaves restock the soil with nutrients, and become part of the spongy humus layer on the forest floor that absorbs and holds rainfall. In nature, nothing goes to waste.

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WEST MILTON - Alyssa Smith from Mrs. Kramer’s Kindergarten Class was a student participants in the “Magic of Recyling” show at Milton-Union Elementary, sponsored by the Miami County Solid Waste District. In the show, the “Smith” family sent all their trash to curb. The garbage man picked it up and took it to the landfill. The landfill became so big that there was no more room. They learned to reuse and recycle and reduced the amount of trash considerably that went to the landfill.

BUENO! tank of ocean life and first hand observation of the objects of lesson plans, the students also get a glimpse into the environmentalism of it all. They will soon understand the effects of climate change, ocean acidification, and other external factors on reefs along ocean floors, which Mosley thinks is important. “These guys are the ones who will be taking care of our oceans in the future,” Mosley pointed out.

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TIPP CITY - Michael Bach enjoys his Mexican feast at Broadway Elementary’s third grade Fiesta. It is the culmination of a social studies unit where students compare the culture in Mexico to theirs in the United States.

Heartland of Piqua Gives Back September 8, 2011 might have been a rainy day, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of our local fire and police departments. Heartland of Piqua hosted their annual 9-11 Cookout on that day for our first responders. ‘The usual festivities of the cookout continued’ states Molly Grise, Admissions Director, ‘but the high point of the event was when one of our residents presented the Piqua Fire Department with an American Flag afghan she made’. Lorena Arnett approached the fire engine with a big smile on her face, so eager to give back what had taken her months to prepare specifically for this event. Arnett set the theme for the rest of the cookout, which included a grill giveaway to a worthy department, sponsored by the Home Depot. Miami Valley Hospitals Care Flight was also in attendance. The residents of Heartland joined our heroes in taking tours of their Mobile Intensive Care Unit. Heartland of Piqua specializes in post-hospital rehabilitation stays. Our caring team is dedicated to getting you back on your feet and back to your life! To set up a tour of our state-of-the-art therapy gymnasium, call Molly at 773-9346.

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