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By Andrew Wilson Contributing Writer DAYTON — The Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley organization held its second annual gathering for the Radio Reading Service at the Vandalia Art Van Atta Park on Sunday, Sept. 22. The event serves as a gathering of those who read for the service and listeners who are recipients of the service. The Radio Reading Service, which was started approximately 25 years ago, broadcasts readings of major, regional and local newspapers as well as magazines and books for visually impaired or physical/developmental hand- icapped persons who are unable to read printed materi- al. RRS broadcasts out of the GESMV office 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Live broadcasts take place from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on weekends. Recorded material is used for the remainder of the day. “I think for the listeners, it is an opportunity to put a face to or shake the hand of the person who is reading to them each and every week,” said RRS Program Manager Angie Hoschouer. “They know the reader’s personality through their voice. As for the readers, I think that they like the opportunity to meet the listen- ers to know that they are truly making a difference and that someone is out there listening to them. When volunteers are reading, they are in a studio reading into a microphone. After meeting the listener at the picnic, they have the image in their head of the per- son who is listening and they can see them as if they are reading to them directly. It is always a wonderful opportuni- ty for volunteers to see the fruits of their labor and that includes sharing a meal with a listener at a community pic- nic.” One of those listeners is Wanda Lorton, who has been listening to the RRS almost everyday for seven years. Lorton has been able to iden- tify each of her readers by their voice. “I think it’s very helpful (for) people to keep up with things,” said Lorton. “Because that was my favorite part of the day was reading the paper. I would get up, get the paper, fix my breakfast, sit down and read the paper. And that’s how I found out I could- n’t see, I got up in the morn- ing, got the paper, opened it up and I couldn’t read.” Readers will read the news and sports sections of large newspapers including USA Today and Wall Street Journal along with the hard news, sports, opinion, editorial, life, entertainment and obituaries in the Dayton Daily News and Springfield News Sun. With local papers such as the Vandalia Drummer News, Englewood Independent and the Huber Heights Courier, readers will read headline news, sports and community and current events. “We read the entire paper and we break it down into those sections so that every- body can get the full daily newspaper,” Hoschouer said. Those wishing to listen to the service on a free radio must call the GESMV office at 937-528-6525 and com- plete a free application over the phone or have someone assist them with the comple- tion of an application at www.gesmv.org. Once the application has been received, a RRS radio with a subcarrier frequency module will be delivered at no cost. A family member or friend can also pickup the radio at the GESMV studio in Dayton. Along with the radio, lis- teners will get a full schedule of programs that will be broadcasted over the next sev- eral months. If listeners wish to have a program schedule spoken to them, they can have a CD with the full program lineup sent to them. GESMV covers the cost of all radios and listeners are permitted to keep the radios for as long as they want. Approximately 100 volun- teer readers read the papers, magazines and novels throughout the week. GESMV recruits volunteers and has their volunteers recruit others using word of mouth, volun- teer fairs and ads in newspa- pers. Volunteer manager Marty O’ Dell also assists By RON NUNNARI Independent Editor [email protected] ENGLEWOOD — More than 35,000 pounds of unwanted computers, TVs, printers, and other electrical devices were turned in Saturday at an Electronics Recycling Day event held in the parking lot of the Englewood Government Center. A total of 325 vehicles from area communities came to drop off unwanted elec- tronic items. Participating communities included Brookville, Clayton, Englewood, and Union. Clayton council members Tim Gorman, Greg Merkle and Bob Peters, along with volunteers from Goodwill Easter Seals of the Miami Valley, helped unload cars and trucks and placed the unwanted items in a semi- trailer, which was completely filled to capacity by the end of the five hour event. According to Clayton Code Enforcement Officer Sherri Turner, who coordinated the event along with help from Englewood Assistant to the City Manager Teri Davis, the trailer was completely filled by the end of the event which was held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Davis made the flyers to promote the event along with portable signs and communi- cated with the cities of Brookville and Union to help Turner coordinate the event among the jurisdictions. During the event Englewood City Manager Eric Smith stopped by to see how things were going and to thank volunteers for their efforts. “Teri Davis is a big help to me in assisting with this event,” Turner said. “I think it’s fantastic that the commu- nities work together to help our residents come together to get rid of unwanted electron- ics. It helps bring the commu- nities together for a good pur- pose. These types of events benefit the entire county by keeping electronics out of landfills. Councilmen Tim Gorman, Bob Peters and Greg Merkle always help out at these events and typically Mayor Joyce Deitering.” Clayton holds several simi- lar events to help residents dispose of unwanted items during the year. An average of about eight events are typical- ly held each year. Clayton will hold a “Sweep Clayton Clean” event on Saturday, October 12 at Fire Station 83 in Woolery Lane off State Route 48. At the time Clayton residents can dispose of yard waste, furniture and any other unwanted items except tires and paint. City staff will unload residents’ vehicles for them, place yard debris in chippers, break down unwant- ed items and place them in trash receptacle suppled by Allied Waste. Clayton will also hold a Tire Recycling event on Saturday, October 26 also at Fire Station 83. For more information call the City of Clayton at 836-3500. Inside This Week... Local News Page 2 Obituaries Page 2 Area News Page 3 Police Reports Page 6 Sports Page 10 INSIDE - BOB BATZ AFTER SLOW STAR T-BOLTS TROUNCE DUNBAR WOLVERINES PAGE 10 NO TV FOR THIS POOCH PAGE 4 SPORTS Thursday, October 3, 2013 Vol. 39, Issue 20 — $1.00 Local News Contact us Visit www.englewoodindependent.com — to submit a news release, announcement via our website or see the latest Englewood area news. Contact us Editorial — 937-890-6030 ext. 204 Circulation — 937-294-7000 Classified — 937-372-4444 Press 2 Retail advertising — 937-671-6134 6 74825 32802 3 Deaths Donald Knutson See Obituaries Page 2 Business Expo to take place Tuesday, Oct. 8 CLAYTON — The annu- al Northmont Area Chamber of Commerce Community Business Expo will take place Tuesday, October 8 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Salem Church of God, 6500 Southway Road. This year’s Grand Sponsor is AAA. Attend the Expo to learn about the products and serv- ices offered by local busi- nesses in the Northmont area. Participating business- es will have booths set up where residents can obtain coupons, information and even some free items. Mark your calendars so you don’t forget to attend this popular annual event. Northmont announces Homecoming Week activities CLAYTON & ENGLE- WOOD Please join Northmont City Schools in celebrating Homecoming Week, 2013. The festivities begin on Wednesday, October 9 with the traditional Powder Puff Football game at 7 p.m. at Good Samaritan Stadium. Thursday, October 10 will see the Homecoming Parade roll down Union Boulevard and finish at Centennial Park with a bonfire and pep rally. All Northmont, Phillipsburg and Randolph Alumni are invited to walk in the parade. The fun will continue on Friday, October 11, begin- ning with an Alumni Tailgate party in the Northmont Middle School Cafeteria followed by the football game against Centerville. Saturday, October 12, all Alumni are invited to participate in tours of the high school. Tours will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Door No. 1. Students will enjoy the Homecoming Dance on the evening of October 12. For more information on all of the events of the week- end, please visit www.northmontschools.co m/Alumni or The Northmont Alumni Association on Facebook. Northmont Board of Education to meet ENGLEWOOD — The October regular meetings of the Northmont Board of Education will be held on Monday, October 14 and Monday, October 28. Both meetings will be held at 7 p.m. at Englewood Hills Elementary, 508 Durst Dr., Englewood. The public is welcome to attend. Electronics Recycling event has big turnout Photo by Ron Nunnari Clayton Councilman Greg Merkle (right) helps a volunteer of Goodwill Easter Seals carry an unwanted TV to the semi-trailer during the Electronics Recycling Day event held Saturday at the Englewood Government Center. Photo by Mike Barrow Lance Schneider, head football coach for Northmont High School, recently spoke with the Northmont Rotary about the Northmont football program and some of the new initiatives that have been undertaken this year.This had included some fresh team building efforts to make sure that everyone is pulling together and emphasizing team- work. Standing with Coach Schneider (left) is Rotary President Dr. Ross Shira. Coach Schneider addresses Rotary Radio Reading Service picnic unites readers, listeners Sight impaired can sign up to receive free RRS radio to listen in See Radio on Page 5

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By Andrew WilsonContributing Writer

DAYTON — The GoodwillEaster Seals Miami Valleyorganization held its secondannual gathering for the RadioReading Service at theVandalia Art Van Atta Park onSunday, Sept. 22. The eventserves as a gathering of thosewho read for the service andlisteners who are recipients of

the service.The Radio Reading

Service, which was startedapproximately 25 years ago,broadcasts readings of major,regional and local newspapersas well as magazines andbooks for visually impaired orphysical/developmental hand-icapped persons who areunable to read printed materi-al. RRS broadcasts out of theGESMV office 24 hours a

day, seven days a week. Livebroadcasts take place from 7a.m. until 6 p.m. on weekdaysand 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. onweekends. Recorded materialis used for the remainder ofthe day.

“I think for the listeners, itis an opportunity to put a faceto or shake the hand of theperson who is reading to themeach and every week,” saidRRS Program Manager Angie

Hoschouer. “They know thereader’s personality throughtheir voice. As for the readers,I think that they like theopportunity to meet the listen-ers to know that they are trulymaking a difference and thatsomeone is out there listeningto them. When volunteers arereading, they are in a studioreading into a microphone.After meeting the listener atthe picnic, they have theimage in their head of the per-son who is listening and theycan see them as if they arereading to them directly. It isalways a wonderful opportuni-ty for volunteers to see thefruits of their labor and thatincludes sharing a meal with alistener at a community pic-nic.”

One of those listeners isWanda Lorton, who has beenlistening to the RRS almosteveryday for seven years.Lorton has been able to iden-tify each of her readers bytheir voice.

“I think it’s very helpful(for) people to keep up withthings,” said Lorton.“Because that was my favoritepart of the day was reading thepaper. I would get up, get thepaper, fix my breakfast, sitdown and read the paper. Andthat’s how I found out I could-n’t see, I got up in the morn-ing, got the paper, opened itup and I couldn’t read.”

Readers will read the newsand sports sections of largenewspapers including USAToday and Wall Street Journalalong with the hard news,sports, opinion, editorial, life,entertainment and obituariesin the Dayton Daily News andSpringfield News Sun. Withlocal papers such as the

Vandalia Drummer News,Englewood Independent andthe Huber Heights Courier,readers will read headlinenews, sports and communityand current events.

“We read the entire paperand we break it down intothose sections so that every-body can get the full dailynewspaper,” Hoschouer said.

Those wishing to listen tothe service on a free radiomust call the GESMV officeat 937-528-6525 and com-plete a free application overthe phone or have someoneassist them with the comple-tion of an application atwww.gesmv.org. Once theapplication has been received,a RRS radio with a subcarrierfrequency module will bedelivered at no cost. A familymember or friend can alsopickup the radio at theGESMV studio in Dayton.

Along with the radio, lis-teners will get a full scheduleof programs that will bebroadcasted over the next sev-eral months. If listeners wishto have a program schedulespoken to them, they can havea CD with the full programlineup sent to them. GESMVcovers the cost of all radiosand listeners are permitted tokeep the radios for as long asthey want.

Approximately 100 volun-teer readers read the papers,magazines and novelsthroughout the week. GESMVrecruits volunteers and hastheir volunteers recruit othersusing word of mouth, volun-teer fairs and ads in newspa-pers. Volunteer managerMarty O’ Dell also assists

By RON NUNNARIIndependent Editor

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ENGLEWOOD — Morethan 35,000 pounds ofunwanted computers, TVs,printers, and other electricaldevices were turned inSaturday at an ElectronicsRecycling Day event held inthe parking lot of theEnglewood GovernmentCenter.

A total of 325 vehiclesfrom area communities cameto drop off unwanted elec-tronic items. Participatingcommunities includedBrookville, Clayton,Englewood, and Union.

Clayton council membersTim Gorman, Greg Merkleand Bob Peters, along withvolunteers from GoodwillEaster Seals of the MiamiValley, helped unload carsand trucks and placed theunwanted items in a semi-trailer, which was completelyfilled to capacity by the endof the five hour event.

According to Clayton CodeEnforcement Officer SherriTurner, who coordinated theevent along with help fromEnglewood Assistant to theCity Manager Teri Davis, thetrailer was completely filledby the end of the event whichwas held from 9 a.m. until 2p.m.

Davis made the flyers topromote the event along withportable signs and communi-cated with the cities ofBrookville and Union to helpTurner coordinate the eventamong the jurisdictions.

During the eventEnglewood City ManagerEric Smith stopped by to seehow things were going and tothank volunteers for theirefforts.

“Teri Davis is a big help tome in assisting with thisevent,” Turner said. “I thinkit’s fantastic that the commu-nities work together to helpour residents come together toget rid of unwanted electron-ics. It helps bring the commu-nities together for a good pur-pose. These types of eventsbenefit the entire county by

keeping electronics out oflandfills. Councilmen TimGorman, Bob Peters and GregMerkle always help out atthese events and typicallyMayor Joyce Deitering.”

Clayton holds several simi-lar events to help residentsdispose of unwanted itemsduring the year. An average ofabout eight events are typical-

ly held each year. Clayton willhold a “Sweep ClaytonClean” event on Saturday,October 12 at Fire Station 83in Woolery Lane off StateRoute 48. At the time Claytonresidents can dispose of yardwaste, furniture and any otherunwanted items except tiresand paint. City staff willunload residents’ vehicles for

them, place yard debris inchippers, break down unwant-ed items and place them intrash receptacle suppled byAllied Waste.

Clayton will also hold aTire Recycling event onSaturday, October 26 also atFire Station 83. For moreinformation call the City ofClayton at 836-3500.

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Business Expo to takeplace Tuesday, Oct. 8

CLAYTON — The annu-al Northmont Area Chamberof Commerce CommunityBusiness Expo will takeplace Tuesday, October 8from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at theSalem Church of God, 6500Southway Road. This year’sGrand Sponsor is AAA.Attend the Expo to learnabout the products and serv-ices offered by local busi-nesses in the Northmontarea. Participating business-es will have booths set upwhere residents can obtaincoupons, information andeven some free items. Markyour calendars so you don’tforget to attend this popularannual event.


HomecomingWeek activities

CLAYTON & ENGLE-WOOD — Please joinNorthmont City Schools incelebrating HomecomingWeek, 2013.

The festivities begin onWednesday, October 9 withthe traditional Powder PuffFootball game at 7 p.m. atGood Samaritan Stadium.Thursday, October 10 willsee the Homecoming Paraderoll down Union Boulevardand finish at CentennialPark with a bonfire and peprally. All Northmont,Phillipsburg and RandolphAlumni are invited to walkin the parade.

The fun will continue onFriday, October 11, begin-ning with an AlumniTailgate party in theNorthmont Middle SchoolCafeteria followed by thefootball game againstCenterville. Saturday,October 12, all Alumni areinvited to participate in toursof the high school. Tourswill begin at 10:30 a.m. atDoor No. 1. Students willenjoy the HomecomingDance on the evening ofOctober 12.

For more information onall of the events of the week-end, please visitwww.northmontschools.com/Alumni or TheNorthmont AlumniAssociation on Facebook.

Northmont Board ofEducation to meet

ENGLEWOOD — TheOctober regular meetings ofthe Northmont Board ofEducation will be held onMonday, October 14 andMonday, October 28. Bothmeetings will be held at 7p.m. at Englewood HillsElementary, 508 Durst Dr.,Englewood. The public iswelcome to attend.

Electronics Recycling event has big turnout

Photo by Ron NunnariClayton Councilman Greg Merkle (right) helps a volunteer of Goodwill Easter Seals carry an unwanted TV

to the semi-trailer during the Electronics Recycling Day event held Saturday at the Englewood GovernmentCenter.

Photo by Mike BarrowLance Schneider, head football coach for Northmont High School, recently spoke

with the Northmont Rotary about the Northmont football program and some of thenew initiatives that have been undertaken this year. This had included some fresh teambuilding efforts to make sure that everyone is pulling together and emphasizing team-work. Standing with Coach Schneider (left) is Rotary President Dr. Ross Shira.

Coach Schneideraddresses Rotary

Radio Reading Service picnic unites readers, listenersSight impaired can sign up to receive free RRS radio to listen in

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LAS VEGAS — Donald L. Knutsonpassed away peacefully on September 17 inLas Vegas, NV at the age of 83. Donaldmarried Dolores Johnson in 1951, and theycelebrated their 62nd wedding anniversaryon April 7. Having lived nearly 30 years inEnglewood, Dolores and Don stayed activein the community as strong NorthmontHigh School supporters. In 2008, Don andDolores moved to Las Vegas, where Donspent his time watching sports on TV andenjoying family and friends.

Donald is preceded in death by his wifeDolores, daughter, Dyan, brothers James and Elwood (Bud), andhis mother and father, Sylvia and Ernest Knutson. He will bemissed by his sister, Helene Przyczkowski of Milwaukee; hischildren Dale, Dawn and Mark Newburg, Donna and TamaraPowell, Doug and John Kerr, as well as his grandchildren,Jessica and Joel Ginsburg, Matthew and Shanna Newburg, andJason and Tso Newburg. Katie, Lily, Maddox, Braylon, andBeckham all loved their great-grandpa, and will carry his spiritin their hearts, as will his many relatives and friends. In lieu offlowers, donations can be made in Don’s name to OpportunityVillage at: www.opportunityvillage.org

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Historic Photo of the Month

From the archives of the Randolph Township Historical SocietyGrange Building. This photo, taken in 2001, shows the concrete block building erected in 1946 by Clayton’s “Just-A-

Mere” Grange. It is the first building east of the Janice Ward Center, which is at 235 E. Salem Street. The Grange build-ing now is owned by a church group. The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry is a fraternal organi-zation founded in 1867 to assist farmers whose livelihoods were devastated after the Civil War. It is organized into local,county, state, and national divisions. Today’s Grange still works toward the betterment of rural communities througheducational and legislative programs. The Clayton Grange was chartered in the late 1930s or early 1940s. At first, mem-bers met in the old I. O. O. F. Hall above Vane Wagner’s I. G. A. Store on Talmadge Avenue in the old village. Membershipincreased steadily and in 1946 the group erected this building. For decades, the Clayton Grange set up a display at theMontgomery County Fair. The historical society has three signs once used in the fair displays. When a fair-goer askedone of the grange members how the name was selected he said, “Well, it’s funny. When the grange first started, not manypeople were enthused about it. They kept saying, ‘It’s just a mere grange.’ Well it stuck and that’s what it’s been calledever since.” The “Just-A-Mere” Grange, No. 2658, disbanded about 1977, after the area it served lost its rural natureand became more urbanized. The Society is always interested in obtaining local historic photos. If you have similar itemsto share, please call 832-1858.

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Men's Bible Study group to meet

UNION — Men's Englewood and Union area Bible Studywill be held on October 16 at 10 a.m. at the Mill Ridge VillageCommunity Center off of Rinehart Road in Union. The groupmeets every first and third Wednesday to study "Through theNew Testament." All men in the area are welcome to join in.

MAC Club meets twice monthly

ENGLEWOOD — The MAC Club (Mature AmericanCitizens) of Englewood meet the first and third Wednesday ofeach month at American Legion Post 707 at 200 W. NationalRoad, Englewood just west of the Post Office. Attendees maywish to bring a brown bag lunch as lunch is not currently avail-able, however dessert and coffee is served. After any scheduledentertainment bingo will be played followed by euchre. All sen-iors 55 of age and older are always welcome.


Vandalia Toastmasters sets meetings

VANDALIA — Vandalia Toastmasters club meets the firstand third Tuesday in the Dayton Airport Hotel at 6:45 p.m. It isa dinner meeting and prices are reasonable. For further informa-tion visit http://vandaliafreetoasthost.org or call (937) 409-3997.

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American Legion Post 707 offers meals

ENGLEWOOD — American Legion Post 707 at 200 W.National Road, Englewood is now serving meals on Wednesdayevenings from 5:30-7 p.m. Meals will be varied and will cost $6to $7 each week. On Thursdays fresh made pizza will be servedfrom 5:30-8 p.m. Prices will be varied depending on size andtoppings. On Sundays we will be serving complete breakfastsfrom 9 - 11 a.m. for only $5. All meals are open to the public.Support your local veterans.

Friday dinner offered at Marian Manor

DAYTON — Marian Manor Knights of Columbus 3754 willbe serving dinner Friday, October 4 from 5:3o to 7 p.m., withRosary beginning at 5 p.m. The menu will be: Sausage,Sauerkraut & Mashed Potatoes or Fried Fish and French Fries,along with Salad, Cole Slaw & Applesauce. Desserts are 50cents while they last. Cost is $7 per adult, $4 for kids 12 andunder, or $20 per family. Marian Manor is located at 6050 DogLeg Rd., Dayton just east of State Route 48. As always, theKnights of Columbus appreciate your support and attendance.

United Christian Church to hold fall bazaar

CLAYTON — United Christian Church (Disciples ofChrist), 8611 Hoke Road, Clayton, will hold its fall bazaarSaturday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The church womenwill be providing homemade baked items for sale and a lightlunch will be available for purchase after 11 a.m. For moreinformation please contact the church office at 937-832-3516.

Alzheimer’s Support Group to meet

ENGLEWOOD — The Englewood Alzheimer’s SupportGroup invites anyone who is caring for a loved one with demen-tia to attend the Tuesday, October 8 meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thegroup meets at Samaritan North Hospital. ( the room number isposted on the directory board.) Participants share ideas andoffer confidential support. For further information, call theMiami Valley chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 800-272-3900.

Historical Society to meet October 9

ENGLEWOOD — Randolph Township Historical Society(RTHS) will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting at 7p.m. on October 9 at the RTHS History Center, 114 ValleyviewDrive in Englewood. This is primarily a business meeting. Theslate of candidates for 2013 elections will be presented.Refreshments and socializing will follow the meeting. Parkingis available in front of the history center and in lots across thestreet. Call 832-1858 for more information.

Sweep Clayton Clean set for Oct. 12

CLAYTON — On Saturday, October 12 from 8 a.m. to 2p.m. Clayton residents are welcome to dispose of furniture,wood, yard waste, swing sets, clothing and debris at Fire Station83 located at 200 Woolery Lane off of North Main Street inClayton. Refrigerators may be dropped off; however the Freonmust be drained. Sorry; tires, motor oil, paint and chemicalswill not be accepted. You must show proof of residency. Formore information call Sherri Turner at the City of ClaytonZoning Department 836-3500 ext. 114.

Englewood to flush fire hydrants

ENGLEWOOD — Maintenance crews will be flushing allEnglewood fire hydrants Tuesdays through Fridays, October 1through October 11 between the hours of 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. Thisroutine part of the water distribution maintenance program mayproduce some fluctuation of water pressure and rust discol-oration. For further information contact the Englewood WaterDepartment at 836-5106.

Northmont Class of ‘88 seeking classmates

CLAYTON — Northmont High School Class of 1988 isplanning its 25th class reunion the weekend of October 11-13and is currently searching for members of the class of 1988.Reunion organizers are in need of current mailing addresses andemail addresses. If you know of anyone who graduated in 1988please contact Michelle Bailey 937-248-4049 or Jeanene Popp937-545-8244. email: [email protected]. Forreunion details go to http://northmontclassof88.weebly.com.Members from other classes 1985-1990 are welcome to attendthe Saturday Night Event. Any Businesses in purchasing adver-tising on the class website and at the Main Event please contactthe reunion organizers at the above listed numbers or emails.

Community Table to host Mum Sale

ENGLEWOOD — Community Table will be hosting a MumSale on Saturday, October 12 from 9 a.m. until noon at theKleptz YMCA parking lot. There will be 9-inch pots for $6 and14-inch pots for $17. Community Table is an organization of 12Northmont community churches, along with the Kleptz YMCAand Northmont City Schools. The main focus of this group isassisting local families in need. Community Table supports anannual Back to School Fair to provide children with school sup-plies and also a Christmas Store to ensure that families’ needsare met during the holiday season. The organization also aidsfamilies all year long through the Front Porch ministry. All pro-ceeds of the mum sale will go toward this worthwhile cause.

Union United Methodist to host Chicken BBQ

UNION — The Union UMC will be offering a chicken bar-becue on Saturday, October 12 from 5-7 p.m. The menu consistsof 1/2 Grilled BBQ chicken, baked beans or green beans, coleslaw, homemade pies and cakes and drink included. The ticketsare $8. Carry Out is available. They can be obtained by callingthe church at 836-2071. The Union UMC is located at the cor-ner of Shaw and Phillipsburg-Union roads off of Route 48 inUnion. For more information please feel free to call the church.

Family Bonfire planned at Salem Church

CLAYTON — Salem Church of God will host a FamilyBonfire at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 - another event in itsSalem Family Experience series. The community is invited for atime of autumn fellowship. There will be roasted marshmallows,hot dogs and fun activities for all ages. There is no admissionfee. Salem Church of God is at 6500 Southway Road in Clayton.For more information about the Family Bonfire or SalemChurch, please call 836-6500 or visit salemchurch.org.

Prayer gathering set for October 13

BROOKVILLE — The Miami Valley Prayer Gathering (fol-low up of National Day of Prayer), is scheduled for Sunday eve.,October 13 at 6 p.m. at New Hope Open Bible Church, 8909 N.Diamond Mill Rd., Brookville. The evening consists of times ofworship, as participants will be praying for the United Statesand Israel. There will be prayers for the government, military,churches, families, businesses, educational systems, media andarts/entertainment. Please take time to join us in prayer as wecontinue to intercede on behalf of our nation at this critical time.For more information contact Rose Bellante, Coordinator at836-6052. [email protected]

Chicken pot pie/ham supper offered

PHILLIPSBURG — The Phillipsburg United MethodistChurch is having a Chicken Pot Pie and Ham Supper SaturdayOctober 12 from 4:30 until 7 p.m. at the Phillipsburg UnitedMethodist Church 43 S. State St. (State Route 49). The public isinvited.

Northmont Board of Education to meet

ENGLEWOOD — The October regular meetings of theNorthmont Board of Education will be held on Monday,October 14 and Monday, October 28. Both meetings will beheld at 7 p.m. at Englewood Hills Elementary, 508 Durst Dr.,Englewood. The public is welcome to attend.

Englewood to begin leaf pickup Oct. 15

ENGLEWOOD — The Englewood Service Department willbegin its annual leaf pickup program on October 15 and contin-ue through November 27. Pickup days will vary from week toweek; however, it is the City’s goal to pick up leaves throughoutthe whole city at least once a week. The following is a guide toleaf pickup: * Rake your leaves into the street, approximately 6inches away from gutter to allow rain water to go into the catchbasins.

* Leaf pickup creates a fine dust in the air, so plan to washyour car or hang your laundry out after your pickup.

* Leaves WILL NOT be picked up from under, between oraround parked cars.

* DO NOT put grass clippings, tree branches or brush withyour leaves. They clog the vacuum units and WILL NOT bepicked up.

* Do not try to rake as trucks are going by.* Bagged leaves will be collected during normal trash pickup.

American Legion to host Sock Hop

ENGLEWOOD — The Ladies Auxiliary of the AmericanLegion Post 707 at 200 W. National Road, Englewood will behosting a Sock Hop with the American Kings Band on Saturday,October 19 from 8-11 p.m. There will be Games, Dancing anda Costume Contest! Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door.Prior to the dance, the Ladies Auxiliary “Diner” will offer foodfor sale - Hamburger/Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Chili CheeseDogs, Fresh Cut Fries and Root beer and Coke Floats. Food willbe offered from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Function is open to the public.Support your local veterans.

Pumpkins for sale atShiloh Church

DAYTON — Shiloh is onceagain having a pumpkin patchselling pumpkins of all sizesfor your fall events and bakingneeds. The patch is located atShiloh Church-United Churchof Christ, 5300 PhiladelphiaDrive at North Main Street,Dayton. The hours of operationstarting September 30 areMonday through Thursday 10a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday andSaturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. andSunday 11:30 to 6 p.m. Thepumpkins are grown by aNative American Tribe inFarmington New Mexico.Seventy five percent of the pro-ceeds are returned to the tribeto cover items needed such asfood, clothing and improvedshelter. Everyone is invited tothis annual fall event. Bring thekids! If you have any questionsplease call the church office at937-277-8953 or check the website at Shiloh.org

Breakfast is servedat American Legion

ENGLEWOOD —American Legion Post 707,located at 200 W. NationalRoad, Englewood, will now beserving breakfast everySunday morning from 9 to 11a.m. Breakfast is only $5 andincludes: Eggs, bacon,sausage, home fries, toast, bis-cuits and gravy, juice and cof-fee. Great breakfast value!Breakfast is open to the public.Support your local veterans.

Southern Slavic Folk Dancing class offered

DAYTON — The South Slavic Club of Dayton announces anew season of folkdance classes every Wednesday evening from7 - 9 p.m. at the Czech Club, 922 Valley St., Dayton. Learndances from Balkan nations such as Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia,Bulgaria, Greece, Slovenia, and others. Cost is $10 for 12 con-secutive sessions ending December 4th. Beginners andadvanced dancers are welcome. No partner is needed. For moreinformation call John at 937-291-3343 or visitwww.southslavicclub.org

Fitness bootcamp offered in Englewood

ENGLEWOOD — The Shamrock Barbell Club offersBootCamp: On Ramp every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at6:30 p.m. at Englewood Reserve 5 (where National Road inter-sects State Route 48). This program is not like your averagebootcamp. It is designed to get you stronger, faster or just plainin shape. To signup contact Nick Halter, a Level 1 CertifiedCrossFit Trainer at [email protected], Shamrock Bar Bell Club Facebookor by calling 937-570-7554.

Yoga for Seniors offered in Union

UNION — Yoga for Seniors continues on Monday morningsfrom 9:30-11:45 a.m. at Mill Ridge Village RetirementCommunity, 1000 Mill Ridge Circle, Union. There is a charge,public is welcome and you can participate as many times as youwould like. Connie Kriegbaum is our certified Yoga instructor.This yoga class is a beginning class that features slow, deliber-ate, gentle movements designed to build strength, flexibility andrange of motion that helps with balance.

New Alzheimer’s Support Group available

DAYTON — A new Alzheimer’s support group has started atFriendship Village meeting the second and fourth Thursday ofeach month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Gem City Home Care will pro-vide respite care at no charge for loved one with dementia orAlzheimer’s next to the support group meeting. Participants canenter door 18 at the Coffee House and proceed to the conferenceroom. For more information, call Pam Hall at 837-5581 ext 1269.Friendship Village is located at 5790 Denlinger Road, Dayton.

Business referral group meets Wednesday

CLAYTON — BNI’s Success By Referral is a business net-working group that meets every Wednesday at Better Homes &Gardens/Big Hill Real Estate Offices on North Main Street inClayton from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The purpose of the meetings is topass along referrals, not leads, to the other members. Last yearalone, members had over $144, 305 in business! This year thegroup has already passed over 52 referrals that has led to$115,971 in closed business. This is a fun and energetic groupcomprised of many different businesses. The group has a vari-ety of openings for local businesses to fill. For example thegroup is looking for an accountant, a plumber, and a florist justto name a few. If you are interested in growing your businessthis year, be sure to visit the meeting next Wednesday. Any ques-tions please call Rene’ at 604-6215.

Men’s Aglow to meet at Mill Ridge

UNION — A new group, Men’s Aglow, will meet at MillRidge Village the third Saturday of each month. The group willbegin with a free breakfast at 8 a.m. The normal meeting willinclude fellowship, prayer and a speaker or Bible study. Men ofall ages are encouraged to attend. Any questions contact JohnWillinger at 832-2786.

Crochet Guild seeks new members

DAYTON — Greater Dayton Crochet Guild. All skill levelswelcome, including beginners. Monthly meetings. Check web-site at www.daytoncrochet.bravehost.com or call 937-572-8141for current location and schedule.


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Thursday, October 3Preschool Story Time 10 - 11 a.m. Meeting RoomBabies & Books 11:30 a.m. Meeting RoomSchool Group noon - 3 p.m. Meeting RoomTeen Gaming 3:30 - 6 p.m. Meeting RoomPlanning Commission 5 - 6 p.m. Council ChambersFamily Book Club 6 - 8:30 p.m. Lower LevelFriday, October 4Log Cabin Quilters 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Meeting RoomMonday, October 7Sheriff’s Dept. 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Council ChambersFidelity Health Care 9 - 10:30 a.m. Meeting RoomAmerican Red Cross 1 - 1:30 p.m. Council ChambersSheriff’s Dept. 2:30 - 5 p.m. Council ChambersGirl Scouts 32223 6:30 - 8 p.m. Meeting RoomTuesday, October 8State Tax Dept. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meeting RoomHomeschool Hour 12:30 - 3 p.m. Lower LevelFamily Story Time 4:30 - 5 p.m. Meeting RoomCoast Guard Auxiliary 6:30 - 9 p.m. Meeting RoomEnglewood City Council 7:30 p.m. Council ChambersWednesday, October 9Preschool Story Time 10 - 11 a.m. Meeting RoomBabies & Books 11:30 a.m. Meeting RoomRelay for Life 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Meeting RoomTraffic Violations Bureau 7 - 8 p.m. Council ChambersThursday, October 10COE Training 8 a.m. - noon Council ChambersPreschool Story Time 10 - 11 a.m. Meeting RoomBabies & Books 11:30 a.m. Meeting RoomAdult Book Club 2 - 3 p.m. Meeting RoomTeen Anime Club 3:30 - 6 p.m. Meeting RoomLearn to Knit 6:30 - 8 p.m. Meeting Room

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As the people of Coloradoare presently learning, it’shorrendous enough to sufferthe ravages of a natural dis-aster, but it’s doubly horrificto then be faced with a moredevastating unnatural disas-ter.

First came the epic floodsthat recently ripped throughthe front range, tearing uptowns, roads, waterways,mountain homes and busi-nesses, farms, and lives. Justawful.

But now comes the addedhorror of unknown levels ofpoisonous contaminantspouring out of many of thethousands of fracking sitesthat pock this area.

Big Oil frackers were

already notorious in Boulderand Weld Counties for theenvironmental, health, andeconomic damage beingdone by this ravagingmethod of forcing gas out ofthe rock deep under Earth’ssurface. Now, though, thecorporate wells, tanks,ponds, and other frackinginfrastructure have beenswamped by a tsunami of

floodwater and destructivedebris.

Even in the chaos of peo-ple scrambling to get out ofthe flood’s way and to securetheir property, many resi-dents were so alarmed byseeing this mess of floodedwells, overturned tanks ofhighly toxic chemicals andwastewater, and rupturedlines that they paused to takepictures and videos.

They then posted these onwebsites and Facebook pagesto document this unexpectedthreat of widespread, long-term damage from frackingcontaminants and to alertneighbors to the dangers.

After all, the frackersthemselves weren’t telling

the public about this unfold-ing disaster, the big mediaoutlets were curiously incuri-ous about it, and regulatorswere also silent. So, like thepamphleteers of old, the peo-ple formed their own net-work of communication —and they’ve now turned itinto a citizens’ action net-work. To see some of theirphotos, videos, and actions,go towww.facebook.com/EastBoulderCountyUnited.

OtherWords columnistJim Hightower is a radiocommentator, writer, andpublic speaker. He’s alsoeditor of the populistnewsletter, The HightowerLowdown. OtherWords.org

I have a problem.My 7-pound poodle Tillie

won’t watch television.I think it would be nice if

she sat down with me in myfavorite easy chair andwatched the TV especially onrainy or snowy days when wecan’t spend much time out-doors.

The way I see it TV needssome programs that wouldappeal to Schnauzers, CockerSpaniels, Collies and evenplain old Heinz 57 varietypooches.

One option is to tweaksome past hit TV shows in away that would appeal todogs.

For openers, the titles ofthose old shows could be eas-ily changed to give them moredog-appeal.

I mean, what dog wouldn’twant to tune in re-runs of theTV series

titled “Waggin’ Train?”The same would be true

with a program named “TheLate Show with DavidLabrador.”

I’m thinking all sorts ofcanines would even get a kickout of some of the more popu-lar TV commercials like thosepromoting the Greyhound BusCo. or the ones hyping Oscar

Mayer hotdogs.Lots of humans dislike TV

re-runs but some dogs wouldlove them, especially if theshow was titled “All-timeGreat Boxers.”

Quite frankly, the possibili-ties of dog-appealing TVshows are endless.

They include:* Reruns of the musical

“Fiddler on the Woof ” or alive TV concert starring thetalented Joe Cocker.

* Reruns of the longtime hitshow “Kukla, Fran andCollie.”

* Dogs could also relate tomovies starring NicholasCage or Ellen Barkin.

While we are on the sub-ject, one show to avoid lettingyour dog view would be anyconcert featuring the music ofCat Stevens.

Contact Bob [email protected]

Washington is beginning todebate the proper extent ofgovernment eavesdroppingpowers in the wake of EdwardSnowden’s revelations aboutthe NSA. It’s hardly as robusta discussion as it should be,but it’s a desperately neededstart.

The colossal effort to mon-itor Americans’ communica-tions has been going on for atleast seven years, under twopresidents. It constitutes anexpansion of governmentpower without precedent inthe modern era. Yet whilesome members of Congresswere informed about it — andall had the opportunity tolearn — none saw an urgentneed for public discussion.This is astounding. It took theactions of a leaker to spur anyreal airing of the matter onCapitol Hill.

Even now, it seems unlike-ly that Congress will makesignificant policy changes.That’s because all the nation’skey actors and institutionsappear to approve of the sur-veillance programs. By itssilence, Congress clearly sup-ported them. Presidents Bushand Obama backed them. Theintelligence community, apowerful voice on nationalsecurity issues, has resolutelydefended them. The courtsthat are supposed to keepthem in line with theConstitution have been defer-ential to national security

authorities, raising a fewquestions from time to time,but in the end approving allbut a handful of tens of thou-sands of data-gatheringrequests.

And the American people,by their lack of widespreadoutrage, have signaled that inthis one case, at least, theybelieve the government canbe trusted to keep us safe.

In short, Congress — theforum where issues of suchnational importance shouldbe hashed out — missed itschance to lead a reasonednational debate over howextensive we want surveil-lance over Americans’ com-munications to be. It’s unlike-ly that genie can ever againbe forced back into its bottle.

Yet even the director ofnational intelligence, JamesClapper — who once deniedpoint-blank to Congress thatthe government collects dataon millions of Americans —now sees the need for somesort of change. “We can dowith more oversight and give

people more confidence inwhat we do,” he said in a mid-September speech.

Yes, indeed. Here’s theproblem: once given power,the government rarely yieldsit. So you have to think notonly about its present use, buthow it will be used a decadeor even more from now. Evenif you concede that the cur-rent administration and itsintelligence leadership havebeen responsible stewards ofthe powers they’ve been given— and I don’t — that is noguarantee that the people whofollow them, or the peoplewho come after that, will beequally trustworthy.

This means that Congresshas some challenging workahead. It needs to restore theproper balance betweeneffective intelligence-gather-ing and intrusion intoAmericans’ privacy. It needsto demand more thoroughgo-ing accountability from theintelligence community. Itneeds to exercise greateroversight and insist on moretransparency, more informa-tion, and more constraint onsurveillance programs —defining what is truly rele-vant to an investigation, cre-ating more stringent defini-tions of which communica-tions are fair game, and find-ing ways to assure Americansthat protecting their privacyand civil liberties need notmean the wholesale vacuum-

ing-up of every domesticphone and email record inexistence.

There is no place for thetimidity Congress has shownso far on these issues.

Our system depends on avigorous Congress. Theadministration argues that itcan provide rigorous intelli-gence-gathering oversight,but it has yet to prove it cando so — and in our system ofchecks and balances, it’s notenough to have one branch ofgovernment overseeing itself.Congress, the courts, and thepresidentially appointedPrivacy and Civil LibertiesBoard all have to step up totheir responsibilities.

Americans should demandaction to strike a better bal-ance between privacy andsecurity. In the past, the con-gressional overseers of theintelligence community havebeen captivated, if not cap-tured, by the people they’resupposed to be supervising.Same with the courts. Andthe administration has hardlybeen forthcoming. Thatmeans it’s up to the Americanpeople to insist that our lead-ers do their jobs. It’s no lesstrue today than it was at ourfounding: the price of libertyis eternal vigilance.

Lee Hamilton is Directorof the Center on Congress atIndiana University. He was amember of the U.S. House ofRepresentatives for 34 years.

Last week I covered astory for the local newspaperabout a business that hasbeen in downtown Xenia,Ohio for more than 70 years.To celebrate, the chamber ofcommerce held a ribbon cut-ting attended by the usualfare of friends, associates anddignitaries, all wanting eitherto sincerely congratulate theproprietors or mug their wayinto the photo op. Whatevertheir reasons for attending, itwas refreshing to see peopletaking an interest in a smalltown’s revitalization.

Every day local govern-ments offer tax breaks andother perks designed toattract new businesses to set-tle in their region, the obvi-ous benefits to which arejobs and tax revenue. A goodidea, of course, but whilethey’re building new stripmalls on one end of town, thedowntown sits empty andabandoned leaving the samegovernment officials to puz-zle over what to do withempty, decaying buildings.So why not provide moreincentive for businesses tolocate in existing downtownareas before adding moresprawl? For those alreadythere, encourage them to stayrather than making it easierfor them to move into the lat-est strip mall.

Some communities sprangup from joined housing

developments but for thoselike Xenia, Bellbrook,Jamestown and Fairborn,there is history, culture andcharm still to be reclaimed.It’s truly puzzling why thereis not more incentive to dowhat Xenia’s business own-ers are doing very well –revitalize and rejuvenate thedowntown.

Most confusing of all isthe approval by local govern-ments of sprawling mega-malls like The Greene, inKettering, or is itBeavercreek? I’m not sureeven they know where theyare located. The brick walk-ways and old-fashionedstreet lights illuminating anarray of sidewalk cafes andspecialty shops weredesigned to look just like olddowntown shopping squaresthat have long since beenabandoned.

While they might addsomething to the local jobmarket, these monster mallswith their fake skylines, con-gested parking lots and

Segway-riding rent-a-cops,do little to enhance the com-munity. The sad thing is,eventually, the buildings goout of style and repulse newcustomers after a dozen yearsor so.

When Beavercreek’s Mallat Fairfield Commons firstopened, it was all the rage; nomore driving all the way outto Centerville or northwestDayton to shop at an indoormall. Today, there are hugeunoccupied spaces in all ofthe indoor retail behemothsas businesses either shutdown or move into newly-designed malls.

Believe it or not, “If youbuild it, they will come,”applies far more to retailsales than it ever did to acornfield baseball diamond,so build it downtown. Nomatter where you put thetemples of American glut-tony and materialism peoplewill find them and go to wor-ship the almightyAbercrombie.

City governments shoulddo more to help propertyowners attract major tenantsto the old downtown areas,particularly big mall-styleanchor stores. It would onlytake a couple of them to gen-erate more interest from oth-ers and grow revenue for theproperty owners and themunicipality.

Over the next month or so,

small town politicians will bescrambling to win over yourvote. Ask them the samequestions posed here. If wereally want to save our down-town areas, we have to start atthe government level.

Instead of spending timeand money worrying aboutridiculous issues like whethera store’s sign is wood or plas-tic, how about making it eas-ier and more attractive forbusinesses to locate in thedowntown areas? It really isthat easy.

A civic ambassador with ahigh-level business back-ground in national retail salescould help to develop a planof action and take it to com-panies like Macy’s andAbercrombie. Show themthat it’s possible to create thegenuine version of the fakeatmosphere so popular at theoutdoor malls. If it’s doneproperly, it would bring peo-ple downtown again to shop,eat and socialize.

Small business cannotsupport such efforts withouta few major players in theballgame. If there are to bemore 70-year old businessesdowntown, there needs to bea downtown for them to bein.

Gery L. Deer is an inde-pendent columnist and busi-ness writer based inJamestown, Ohio. More atwww.deerinheadlines.com.

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Rep. Henne to host District Office Hours

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Mike Henne (R-Clayton) hasannounced that he will be hosting open district office hours in aneffort to meet with the residents of the 40th Ohio House District.“I need to hear from you in order for me to effectively representyou in Columbus, which is why it’s important that I hold month-ly meetings to maintain an open dialogue with my constituents,”Henne said. Henne will be hosting office hours at VandaliaLibrary Meeting Room (500 South Dixie Drive, Vandalia) from9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of every month. Noappointment is necessary to attend these office hours and all areencouraged to participate to express their concerns and opinions.

Colorado’s Fracking DisasterIn flood-struck areas, a tsunami of floodwater swamped fracking infrastructure

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DAYTON — DuringOctober, you can help save thelives of women throughoutSouthwest Ohio.

Help women who do nothave health insurance gettheir yearly mammogram bysupporting Ribbons OverMiami Valley, a fundraiser forPremier Community Health.Local retailers and businesses

are selling pink ribbon cardsto customers and employeesfor $1 each and hanging upthe cards during October toraise awareness of breasthealth.

All proceeds from thisfundraiser go towardsPremier Community Health’smammography program,which provides free mammo-

grams to women who meetthe program guidelines. Allmoney raised stays right herein our community to helplocal women.

Northern Miami Valleybusinesses and retailers inparticipating in the campaigninclude:

Clayton and Englewood:Englewood After Hours, 9000North Main Street, Suite G35.

Family Physicians ofEnglewood, 9000 North MainStreet, Suite 300.

Gem City Surgical BreastCancer Center, 9000 NorthMain Street, Suite 233.Girlfriends Beauty Salon,8140 N. Main Street

Greenville: BrethrenRetirement Community, 750Chestnut Street.

Troy: Stanfield Family

Care, 31 S. Stanfield Avenue,Suite 304.

Vandalia: Women’s HealthSpecialists & Midwives ofDayton, 900 S. Dixie Drive,Suite 40.

About PremierCommunity Health

Premier CommunityHealth, on behalf of PremierHealth, works to createhealthier communitiesthrough prevention, earlydetection and disease self-management focusing onheart and lung health, cancerand diabetes.

YELLOW SPRINGS —Through the work of localvolunteers and bike ridingenthusiasts, $102,000 wasraised to benefit four localcharities in 2013. The fourcharities are The Alzheimer’sAssociation, the JuvenileDiabetes ResearchFoundation, UnitedRehabilitation Services, andSouth Community BehavioralHealthcare.

The Young’s Ice CreamCharity Bike Ride is organ-ized by a group of local vol-unteers. The ride starts andends at Young’s, with 28 mile,56 mile, 83 mile, and 100 mileoptions. Two-day participantsstay overnight in great accom-modations at Ohio NorthernUniversity. Riders of all agesand abilities raise money forcharity and have a good timeriding the well-marked routes.

Food and ice cream is provid-ed to all volunteers and riders.Each charity provides volun-teers to staff the rest stopsalong the route.

Planning for the TwelfthAnnual Young’s Ice CreamCharity Bike Ride on July 19& 20, 2014 is already underway. Local sponsors include— K&G Bike Center, JamesCapital Alliance, JamesInvestment Research, Walt

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with recruiting of volunteers,all of which are from a 12county area in Dayton.

Prospective volunteers willbe put through an auditionprocess that involves the read-ing of several articles as wellas an interview and a back-ground check. After making itthrough the interviewprocess, readers will read thesame paper/magazine ornovel for an hour each week.Many volunteers have beenreading on air for five ormore years.

“I always feel like, the oldsaying, there for the grace ofGod go I,” said Sharon Ray, areader for over 20 years,about the most rewardingaspect of being a reader. “And

I feel like, you know if I wasin that predicament, I wouldwant somebody to read to meto tell me what’s going on,what’s happening in the worldand my community. So, Ithink it’s a very worthwhilepart of giving.”

GESMV, a non-profitorganization that is not ownedby a media company, is one ofsix organizations in the coun-try that is a combinedGoodwill and Easter Seals,two nationally recognizednon-profit organizations.

For more information onthe RRS program or tobecome a reader or sponsor ofthe program, contactHoschouer at 937-528-6564or [email protected].

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Young’s Ice Cream Charity Bike Ride heldA record $102,000 raised for local charities in one and two day bike ride events

Photo submittedPresenting checks to the charities - from left – Carol Smerz (South

Community), Vivian O’Connell (URS), Brian Davis (WDTN), Dan Young (Young’sJersey Dairy), Becky Gaible (JDRF), Eric VanVlymen (Alzheimer’s Association).

Activities offered at

the Earl Heck CenterENGLEWOOD — The Earl Heck Community Center locat-

ed at 201 N. Main Street, Englewood, offers a variety of activi-ties for senior citizens as well as classes for people of all ages.The following is a list of current activities.

Senior Stretch and Tone begins on Tuesday, October 8, 8:30a.m. with Stephanie, from Brookhaven Care Center, instructing.There is a nominal fee. Please call 833-5957 to register withStephanie.

Karate is being offered at the Earl Heck Center for ages 6 andup. Call the instructor, Jeff Webb, at 937-974-7115, to register orfor more information.

Zumba Sentao and Zumba Toning are ongoing classes atthe Earl Heck Community Center. Lots of fun as well as a greatfitness workout. Call Nikki at 937-623-5006 for information orto register.

Caretakers Support Group is a new group open to anyonewho is in a caretaker position. For more information, please callShelly at 580-9188. There is no charge.

Gentle Yoga Classes on Monday mornings at 10:15 a.m.These classes are free for Silver Sneakers members and there isa fee for non-members. Please call the instructor, Velvet, forinformation or to register, at 307-9353.

Jewelry Classes are on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. at the Earl HeckCommunity Center. Learn to make beautiful jewelry for yourselfor for gifts. For more information or to register, call Bryna at890-8913.

Senior Citizens - The Englewood Senior Citizens, Inc. meetthe 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at the Earl HeckCommunity Center. Everyone age 55 and older are invited tocome and enjoy fun, food and fellowship. The 2nd Friday is acarry-in-lunch – everyone brings a dish to share and fried chick-en is provided. Everyone pays $1 at the door. The 4th Friday is apizza party provided by Brookhaven Care Center and everyonebrings desserts to share. Both meetings begin at 12 noon but youare welcome to come in earlier. Friendship Village providesdesserts every other month along with bingo, door prizes orentertainment. Brookhaven Care Center brings door prizes onthe 4th Friday and bingo is played after lunch. Don’t miss out –don’t stay home and be lonely – where can you get so much forso little? Bring your friends and neighbors. Call 836-5929 forinformation.

Euchre for all those 55 and older is available at the Earl HeckCommunity Center on Monday and Thursday at 1 p.m. Lots offun and fellowship along with the game – don’t miss out. Call836-5929 for more information.

Aerobics is on Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Theinstructor is Robyn and she can be reached at 832-1409 forinformation or to register.

Ballroom Dancing is on Tuesdays beginning at 6 p.m. Pleasecall the instructor, Annette, at 608-1914, to register or for moreinformation.

Bingo, Canasta & Pinochle - Calling All Seniors to enjoyBingo, Canasta and Pinochle at the Earl Heck CommunityCenter. Bingo is played on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1 p.m.Pinochle is lots of fun on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. Canasta is playedon Tuesday’s at 12:30. Bring your friends and neighbors. If youneed further information, call 836-5929.

Health Screenings - Blood pressure checks and hearingscreenings are now offered here at the Earl Heck Center on thefirst Wednesday of the month between noon and 1 p.m. Thisservice is provided by Cypress Pointe and Premier Hearing andthere is no charge.

The Earl Heck Community Center offers classes for all agesand daily activities for Senior Citizens. Please call 836-5929 formore information.

DAYTON — Bless theBeasts, a fund-raising liveconcert event to benef itOutreach for Animals, takesto the stage at the VictoriaTheatre in Dayton onOctober 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Headlining the perform-ance at Bless the Beasts isRyan Roth: The ComebackSpecial, the only ‘Elvis’permitted to perform at

Graceland in Memphis.Also appearing is YellowSprings blues guitarist,Nerak Roth Patterson, whotours with BB King and GuyDavis.

Patterson’s “BrownAngel” CD won Pollstar andSoundguardian’s Best Bluescategory in 2008 and 2010,and features Jethro Tullmembers Ian Anderson and

Doane Perry, along withGuy Davis. Another per-former on the roster is Mr.STONEking, bringing histheatric rock music videosto life on-stage, and hostingthe event is observationalcomedienne, Patsy B.

More information onBless the Beasts can befound at face-book.com/blessthebeastscon

cert.Tickets for Bless the Beasts

are available at the VictoriaTheatre box office and on-line at ticketcenterstage.com.

Outreach for Animals’work was highlighted in their2011 award-winning docu-mentary film¸ The ElephantIn The Living Room. Learnmore atoutreachforanimals.org.

‘Elvis’ and local musicians join benefit concert line-up

Greenville author releases familylife and romance novel sequel

GREENVILLE — Thenationwide release of “Milesto Go Before I Sleep: Road toGlory 2” by author DavidHughes is the sequel to hispreviously released romancenovel, “When a Man Loves aWoman: Road to Glory 1.”

‘In “Miles to Go Before ISleep,” readers are reintro-duced to Adam Runner, ayoung basketball coach at asmall Ohio high school, andGlory Meredith, a collegestudent in Illinois who arefinally reunited after threemonths of misunderstanding,confusion and separation.They are set to embark ontheir life journey up a roadthat looks both safe andwide, but the path upon

which they have set their feetquickly turns dangerous.Amid rumors and allegationsthat threaten to separate thembefore they have hardlybegun, they neverthelessforge ahead on the strengthof a deep and abiding lovefor each other.

Though a successful coachand teacher, Adam battles thedemons of fear, a loss of con-fidence in himself as a hus-band and father, and a lack offaith that eventually driveshim to a reliance on supersti-tion. Delusion convinces himthat riding a motorcyclealong back country roads isthe only way to protect hisfamily, and it’s on one ofthese “charm” excursions

that he comes face to facewith his own mortality.Glory is determined to helpthe man she loves overcomethe phobias and fears in hisprivate life while supportinghim in his successes as ahighly regarded coach. Andafter Runner suffers life-threatening injuries in a hor-rific motorcycle accident andlies unconscious and neardeath, Glory attempts anexperiment that, if success-ful, will not only help him toawaken, but also to rid himonce and for all of his com-pulsions.

Published by TatePublishing and Enterprises,the book is available throughbookstores nationwide, from

the publisher atwww.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barne-sandnoble.com or ama-zon.com.

Hughes is a former highschool English teacher andbasketball coach. He was arecipient of two Coach of theYear awards during his 20-year coaching career. “Milesto Go Before I Sleep: Roadto Glory 2” is the conclusionof his first novel “When aMan Loves a Woman: Roadto Glory 1,” also publishedby Tate Publishing.

For more information,please contact MichelleWhitman, publicist, at (877)727-0697 or send an email [email protected].

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The following informa-tion has been provided byNorthmont area policedepartments. The informa-tion listed in this column isconsidered public recordand is available to anyoneseeking information con-cerning what is providedbelow.

For purposes of this col-umn, the term “arrested” or“charged” does not neces-sarily mean the person wastaken into physical custody.It could also indicate that asummons was issued to thesubject in lieu of physicalcustody.

All the people listed as“arrested” or “charged”are presumed innocentuntil proven guilty in acourt of law.

Friday, September 20Clay TownshipUnknown subjects

removed seven truck batter-ies from vehicles parked theWilliams Auto Sales lot.Each battery was valued at$130.

ClaytonAn unknown subject

entered the locker room atNorthmont Stadium andremoved an Apple iPhonefrom an unlocked locker.

Saturday, September 21ClaytonDavid H. Shindeldecker,

39, of West Alexandria, wasarrested on multiple war-rants and was also chargedwith driving under suspen-sion. He was taken into cus-tody and transported to theMontgomery County Jail.

Monday, September 23Clay TownshipA 17-year-old female

driving west on NorthCounty Line Road attempt-ed to yield the right-of-waywhile attempting to turnsouth on Arlington Road andwas struck on the passengerside by an eastbound vehi-cle. The 17-year-old wastransported to Miami Valley

Hospital for treatment by amedic unit from theBrookville Fire Department.

ClaytonThe theft of a Galaxy S 7-

inch tablet was reported at aresidence in the 7200 blockof Mintwood.

Unknown subjects threw arock and broke the passen-ger side window on a vehi-cle parked in the 7600 blockof N. Main Street. The rockwas found on the passengerfloorboard of the vehicle.

EnglewoodWhile on patrol in the 700

block of S. Main Street anofficer spotted a white malesubject walking north thatappeared to be intoxicated.The male was staggeringfrom left to right, stumbledforward a few times, back-ward and side to side. Healso stepped off the curb andinto the roadway twice,dropped his cell phone twotimes and appeared to befighting gravity leaningbackward as he walked upthe hill. Upon speaking tothe male an odor of alcoholwas detected. He also hadslurred and very incoherentspeech, according to theofficer. Joseph S. Milton,25, of Englewood, wascharged with disorderly con-duct by public intoxication.He was issued a court sum-mons and released to a rela-tive.

A 16-year-old female stu-dent at the Miami ValleyCareer Technology Centerwas arrested on an activewarrant for failure to appearon an original charge ofunruly truancy. She wastaken into custody and trans-ported to the Miami ValleyJuvenile Detention Center.

Cindy L. Curtis, 43, ofTrotwood, was charged withtheft at Meijer. She wastaken into custody and trans-ported to the MontgomeryCounty Jail.

The theft of checks andcash from a safe was report-ed at Fairview Brethren inChrist Church. There wereno signs of forced entry intothe church.

Mark T. Cupp, 40, ofLewisburg, was chargedwith theft at Meijer. He wasissued a court summons andreleased.

Violation of a protectionorder was reported in the1000 block of Sunset Drive.A complaint was forwardedto Vandalia Municipal Courtfor review.

Tuesday, September 24Clay TownshipUnknown subjects

entered an unlocked vehicleon Viewmont Drive andremoved $10 in loosechange and lottery ticketworth $20.

Unknown subjectsentered an unlocked vehicleparked on Lavon Court andremoved approximately $30in loose change.

Unknown subjectsentered an unlocked vehicleparked on Viewmont Driveand removed $50 cash andapproximately $20 in loosechange.

Unknown subjectsentered an unlocked vehicleparked in the 6200 block of

Rangeview Drive andremoved $10 cash and twoATM cards.

Unknown subjectsentered an unlocked vehicleparked in the 6300 block ofRangeview Drive andremoved less than one dol-lar’s worth of loose changeand a leather pouch with anowl on it.

Unknown subjectsentered an unlocked vehicleparked in the 3700 block ofWillowcreek Drive andremoved approximately $10worth of loose change. Twoother vehicles at the resi-dence were entered and onehad $2 to $3 of changeremoved.

EnglewoodKrista D. Rosener, 25, of

Dayton 45405, was chargedwith theft at Meijer. She wasissued a court summons andreleased.

Jerry L. Goffinet, 47, ofDayton 45424, was chargedwith theft without consentat Wal-Mart. Goffinet fledthe scene prior to policearrival. Charges were for-warded to VandaliaMunicipal Court, which willissue Goffinet a summonsto appear.

Wednesday, September25

Clay TownshipDennis W. McDaniel, 47,

of Brookville, was arrestedon active warrants out ofMontgomery County andClay Township. He wastaken into custody andtransported to theMontgomery County Jail.

ClaytonFailure to pay for more

than $28 worth of gas wasreported at United DairyFarmers.

Burglary was reported atWolf Creek Apartments on

Westbrook Road. Unknownsubjects entered an apart-ment and removed aflatscreen TV and a newPlayStation III unit.

Thursday, September 26EnglewoodPolice responded to Bolts

Sports Café on the report ofa subject inside a vehiclewith the engine running. Asthe officer approached thevehicle a male subject wasfound inside a running vehi-cle with its lights on. Astrong odor of alcohol wasdetected. Officers tried forseveral minutes to awakenthe driver by poking him,shaking him, rubbing hischest, shining a light in hiseyes and honking the hornof his vehicle. The subjecteventually opened his eyes,was handcuffed andremoved from the vehicle.During a pat-down search apipe was found in the sub-ject’s right front pants pock-et that smelled strongly ofmarijuana. Police also foundan Ohio Identification Cardthat belonged to a femaleand a PNC Bank Cardbelonging to another malein the subject’s wallet.Brock Alexander Hughes,28, of Englewood, wascharged with disorderlyconduct while intoxicatedand possession of drugparaphernalia. He was takeninto custody and transportedto the Montgomery CountyJail. While being transport-ed to jail, Hughes allegedlyasked if he was going toappear before a judge inVandalia Municipal Court.When he was informed thathe would, Hughes allegedlystated, “Oh yeah, I’ll get offno problem. That place islike a Toys R Us.”

Police responded to a

traffic accident at StateRoute 49 and Old SalemRoad. The driver of one ofthe vehicles involved in theaccident, Ronald S. Luebke,46, of Englewood, wascharged with driving underthe influence and failing toyield the right-of-way whileturning left. He registered at.141 percent on a breathintoxilyzer test. Luebke wastaken into custody andtransported to theMontgomery County Jail.

Sunday, September 27Clay TownshipWhile on patrol an officer

observed a motorcycle trav-eling at a high rate of speed.A traffic stop was initiatedand upon approaching themotorcyclist an odor ofalcohol was detected.Douglas R. Hammond, 45,of Lewisburg, was chargedwith operating a vehicleintoxicated. He was issued acourt summons and releasedto his wife.

Saturday, September 28EnglewoodUnknown subjects threw

three rocks ranging betweeneight to 10-inches in diame-ter at a vehicle parked in the300 block of S. Main Street.The driver’s side door andthe top left side of the trunkwere damaged.

James E. Bush, 62, ofDayton 45406, was chargedwith theft without consentat Wal-Mart. He was issueda court summons andreleased.

Sunday, September 29Clay TownshipAlbert L. McMullen, 26,

at large, was charged withpossession of drugs anddrug paraphernalia. He wasissued a court summons andreleased. Englewood

The theft of an 18-speedmountain bike was reportedin the 1000 block ofTerracewood Drive.

Tuesday, October 1ClaytonBurglary was reported in

the 100 block of WooleryLane. A female victim saidshe invited boyfriend overbut threw him out when theybegan to argue. Theboyfriend returned andkicked in her apartmentdoor. She told him to sit onthe couch so she could makehim a cocktail to calm himdown. After handing himthe drink he threw the glassat the TV and put a largehole in the screen. He thenwent into the kitchen, got alarge kitchen knife andslashed the love seat twicecreating two large cuts inthe fabric. He then left onhis motorcycle in anunknown direction.

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6A - Thursday, October 3, 2013 Englewood Independent

FOR THE RECORDPolice reports from Northmont area law enforcement agencies

Union Police ChiefMike Blackwell

Englewood Police ChiefMark Brownfield

Clayton Police ChiefRick Rose

Clay Twp. Police ChiefJohn Simmons

Hope in Recoverymeeting offered

GREENVILLE — TheHope in Recovery is model issimilar to the traditional“Twelve Step” programs andencourages its participants toconfront their issues in light oftheir Christian Faith. Hope inRecovery offers the extra care,understanding and encourage-ment necessary to growbeyond the bondage ofdestructive habits and behav-iors, and the isolation causedby shame. Meetings are filledwith the faith, hope, and lovethat only God can provide, in asafe, confidential, non-judg-mental environment.’ Hope inRecovery meets every Fridayfrom 7 to 8:30 p.m. at FirstPresbyterian Church, 114 E.4th Street, Greenville. If you’rein need of support, just showup. For more information,please call 548-9006.

Blue Star Mothers inneed of donated items

ENGLEWOOD — TheBlue Star Mothers MiamiValley Chapter 3 is collectingitems, cards and donations forsoldiers serving in Iraq andother areas overseas. Supportis needed, especially for thosesoldiers not getting any sup-port from home. Donations arebeing accepted at the office ofDr. Beverly Fanz, DDS locatedat 625 W. National Road inEnglewood.

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ClaytonCity of ClaytonPO Box 280Clayton, OH 45315Contact: Lt. Matt HamlinPhone: 937-836-3500CITY OF CLAYTON – UNCLAIMED PROPERTYPursuant to Section 2981.11 and 2981.12 of the Ohio RevisedCode, the Clayton Police Department is disposing of unclaimedproperty in our possession. The Clayton Police Department hasmade reasonable efforts to locate the persons entitled to theproperty in our custody. The following items are still in our pos-session:Red Next Bicycle 95000085Blk Hyper Bike Co. Mike Spinner Bicycle DL10H0296975Blue/Silver Next PowerClimber Bicycle 59629579Blk/Yel Magna Imposter Bicycle 54173878Blue/Silver Next PowerClimber Bicycle UnreadableGrey Schwinn Sidewinder Bicycle partial # 08D41649Orange Mongoose Bicycle SNXDS04J70279Red Murray 10 Speed Intra City Bicycle MOK8932633Blk Huffy Bicycle K0707-9166812H7507Whi Cannondale RST (Clayton PD) Bicycle ObstructedBlk/Sil Upland Vengence Bicycle S607180675Maroon Motiv Tahoe Bicycle CA07101306Whi/Bro Mongoose Bicycle SNACB08J17202Green Next Chaos Bicycle GB050825260Red/Sil Magna Excitor Bicycle 78614688Blu/Sil Mongoose Outerlimit Bicycle SNFSD07GC6568Sil/Blu Mongoose DXRAL SNFSD05GJ6244Blu Huffy Bicycle K04C000321Blu Huffy Blackwater Bicycle 0B04G14434Blu Kent Bicycle ZY90307497Anyone who believes that these items belong to them are askedto call Lt. Matt Hamlin, Clayton Police Department 937-836-3500,Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00PM.Chief of PolicePUB: September 26, 2013October 3/10, 201340496634

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In accordance with the provisions of State law, there being dueand unpaid charges for which the undersigned is entitled to satis-fy an owner and/or manager's lien of the goods hereinafter de-scribed and stored at Uncle Bob's Self Storage located at: 1830Needmore Rd., Dayton, OH 45414, 937-274-3322 and, due no-tice having been given, to the owner of said property and allparties known to claim an interest therein, and the time specifiedin such notice for payment of such having expired, the goods willbe sold at public auction at the above stated address to thehighest bidder or otherwise disposed of on Wednesday, October23, 2013 at 1:00 PM:Lakesha James, 971 Taylorsview Dr., Vandalia, OH 45377 –Furniture.Shannon Wyman, 1500 Elmer St., Greensboro, NC 27405 – Oth-er: clothes.Judy Edwards, 2412 W. 2nd St., Dayton, OH 45417 – Furniture,boxes, appliances, account records.Robin Oglesby, 2856 Sage Ave., Dayton, OH 45417 – House-equip., bike.Lashae Johnson, 2810 Earlham Dr., Dayton, OH 45406 – Fur-Harry Davenport, 2620 Connie Dr., #10, Sacto, CA 95815 –stereo equip.Marcia Ward, 3055 Mission Ridge Court, Atlanta, GA 30339 –Furniture, boxes, appliances, landscaping equip.Lakesha James, 12 Waller Ave., #4, Vandalia, OH 45377 –equip.Theresa A. Jones, 4513 Foxton Ct Bld 4, Dayton, OH 45414 –Juan Leonard, 5620 Main St., Apt #303, Dayton, OH 45415 –Boxes.Iesha Barrett, 7116 Troy Crest Ct., Huber Heights, OH 45424 –PUB: October 3/10, 201340498101


32-AcreMiami Co.Farm



SAT., NOV. 2, 2013 • 11:00 A.M. 7579 Shiloh RoadEnglewood, Ohio

This Outstanding Farm Features 32.32 Acres of Land with 30.26 Acres Tillable. A Very Well Kept 2-Story Frame Home Featuring (3) Bedrooms up, 4th Bedroom or Dining Room down, Eat inKitchen, Living Room, (1) Bath, Enclosed Front & Back Porches, Full Unfinished Basement w/ Laundry Area, Bard Effi cient Fuel Oil Forced Air Furnace, Newer Roof & Windows, Black Top Drive, Very Nice Red Metal Sided Barn and Much More! Excellent Starter Farm or a Great Addition To Your Present Farming Operation. Super Investment Potential.

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Leis Realty Co., (937) 548-5750Terms: $10,000 Down on Day of Auction w/ Complete Balance Due Within (30) Days of Auction. Possession of Tillable Acreage AFTER the Fall 2013 harvest of crops. Possession on House & Buildings (30) days after Closing. Taxes will be fi gured short termpro-ration to Closing. Visa & MasterCard accepted w/ 3% clerkingfee added.KENNETH E. & MARY L. KAUFFMAN - OWNERS

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VandaliaCITY OF VANDALIA, OHIOSeptember 19, 2013

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICEThe Board of Zoning Appealswill meet at 6:00 p.m. on Wed-nesday, October 9, 2013, inthe Conference Room in theEngineering Department, 333James E. Bohanan MemorialDrive to consider an appealfrom Section 1280.08, off-street parking standards, asstipulated by the Codified Or-dinances of the City of Van-dalia, Ohio.The appeal has been submit-ted by Mr. Michael Neff and Dr.Kathy Joseph, pertaining totheir property at 9100 Dog LegRd. in the City of Vandalia,OH.Anyone interested is invited toattend.Rob AndersonCity ManagerPUB: September 26, 2013October 3, 201340497708VandaliaCITY OF VANDALIA, OHIOSeptember 17, 2013

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICEThe City of Vandalia PlanningCommission will conduct apublic hearing on Tuesday,October 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. inthe Development & Engineer-ing Serv ices ConferenceRoom, 333 James E. Bo-hanan Memorial Drive, Van-

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dalia, Ohio for the purpose ofreceiving approval of a Condi-tional Use to allow a Type ADaycare in the ResidentialSingle Family 3 (RSF-3) dis-trict as stipulated by Section1244.04 of the Codified Ordin-ances of the City of Vandalia.The application has been sub-mitted by Tiffney McGuire per-taining to the property at 402Ashbury Farms Dr. in the Cityof Vandalia, OH.Any interested party is invitedto attend the meeting.Rob AndersonCity ManagerPUB: September 26, 2013October 3, 201340497714VANDALIA


The City of Vandalia CityCouncil will hold a public hear-ing at the Vandalia MunicipalBuilding, 333 James E. Bo-hanan Dr., Vandalia, Ohio onNovember 4, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.or as soon thereafter as thematter may be reached. Thishearing is to allow for publiccomment and recommenda-tions on a proposed amend-ment to the current ButlerTownship City of VandaliaJoint Economic DevelopmentDistrict Contract to be con-sidered for approval by the CityCouncil. A copy of the text ofthe Contract, the District de-

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scription including a map, andthe economic developmentplan are on file, for public ex-amination, in the office of theCity Manager.BY ORDER OF THE COUN-CIL OF THE CITY OF VAN-DALIA.Robert L. AndersonClerk of CouncilPUB: October 3, 201340502209


PUBLISHER'S NOTICE:All real estate advertising inthis newspaper is subject tothe Fair Housing Act whichmakes it illegal to advertise"any preference, limitation ordiscrimination based on race,color, religion, sex, handicap,familial status or national ori-gin, or an intention to makeany such preference, limita-tion or discrimination." Famili-al status includes children un-der the age of 18 living withparents or legal custodians,pregnant women and peoplesecuring custody of childrenunder 18.This newspaper will not know-ingly accept any advertisingfor real estate which is in viol-ation of the law. Our readersare hereby informed that alldwellings advertised in thisnewspaper are available onan equal opportunity basis.To complain of discriminationcall HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777.The toll-free telephone num-ber for the hearing impaired is1-800-927-9275.


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Clayton, 1975 SwallowtailCourt, 45315, Oct. 3-5, 9am-5pm. Quality Items. Furniture,accessories, artwork, kitchenitems, treadmill, rowingmachine, clothing, shoes,handbags, and much more!Dayton6469 Brantford RoadOctober 3-4-5 Then October10-11-12, 9-5pm.Moving Out! Decorative items,tools, rugs, mirrors, pictures,household, clocks, and largeritems. (Power washer, fur-niture, ect!)

Vandalia, Butler Township7817 PETERS PIKEOctober 4, 9-5pmOctober 5, 9-3-?Two Family SaleMoving Sale Tools, Pictures,Some Cloths, Misc I temsSomething For Everyone!

Yard Sale

ENGLEWOOD 1208 SunsetDr. Fri, Oct. 4, 9am-4pm. Don'tmiss this one! Everything mustgo!!

Englewood,119 Loadstone Drive,October 3-4, 9-4pm.Very Nice Clean Garage Sale!Cheap Prices!

Englewood, 2105 NorthcreekDr., 1 Day Only! Saturday,October 5, 9am-4pm. Fallwreathes and swags, sweat-shirts, handbags, bags, bikes,odds-n-ends.

Englewood, 4155 GORMANAVE at Taywood. Friday, Octo-ber 4, 9am-6pm. Saturday, Oc-tober 5, 9am-2pm. Antiquehighback chair, chipper/shred-der, jewelry, collectibles, Holi-day decor, gates, and lots ofmisc.

Englewood,4889 Old Salem Rd.October 3-4-5, 8am-5pm.Four Family SaleTools, clothing, electronics,TV's and monitors, lots of mischouse hold items!

Huber Heights, 6977 OLDTROY PIKE, Fri & Sat, Oct. 4& 5, 9am-4pm. 3 Family Gar-age Sale, Some baby items,pack-n-play, sit and standstroller, rocking horse, boysclothing 9months-toddler, tod-dler Halloween costumes,Christmas Decorations, house-hold items.

Vandalia836 FITCHLAND DRIVEOctober 5-6, 9-4pm.Household items and Fur-niture!

Vandalia, 1327 Chelsea Ave.,Thurs, Oct. 3, 9am-5pm andFriday, Oct. 4, 9am-4:30pm.Large variety of boys and girlsclothing, NB-size14, Printers,Evenflo stroller, booster carseat, Fisher Price basketballhoop, toys, and more!


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Thurs-Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm.Something For Everyone!

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GREENVILLE — MiamiValley Career TechnologyCenter (MVCTC) BusinessProfessionals of America(BPA) students completedRegional Officer Screeningon Tuesday, September 17 atGreenville High School.

MVCTC had 17 studentsparticipate in the officerscreening. Over 50 area stu-dents interviewed for thechance to run for regionaloffice. MVCTC students,Tearza Callahan (PrebleShawnee); SamanthaDenlinger (Miami East);Carly Fink (Tri-CountyNorth); and Hannah Westfall(Dixie), placed in the top 12and earned a position on theRegion 3 Slate for the FallConference at Wright StateUniversity’s Nutter Center onTuesday, October 1. The stu-dents gave a speech, wentthrough an interview, andtook a knowledge test.

The MVCTC students par-ticipating in the RegionalOfficer Screening are:

· Shelbie Ballard (LegalAssistant student fromBrookville)

· Elizabeth Bishop(Medical OfficeManagement from FranklinMonroe)

· Tearza Callahan (LegalAssistant student fromPreble Shawnee)

· Samantha Denlinger(Legal Assistant studentfrom Miami East)

· Travis Engle (GIS andTechnical Intelligence stu-dent from Wayne)

· Carly Fink (BusinessAcademy student from Tri-County North)

· Aaron Hammer(Computer Network

Engineering student fromMississinawa Valley)

· Kenneth Howe(Computer NetworkEngineering student fromDixie)

· Taylor Johnson (GameProgramming and WebApplication student fromWayne)

· Walter Krakora(Computer Repair andTechnical Support studentfrom Tecumseh)

· Danielle Onyia(Marketing and Media stu-dent from Northmont)

· Joshua Peterson (GIS andTechnical Intelligence stu-dent from Wayne)

· Kristin Pitt (GameProgramming and WebApplication student fromWayne)

· Erica Reed (SportsMarketing student fromNorthmont)

· Eric Wathen (Sports

Marketing student fromMiamisburg)

· Hannah Westfall(Marketing & Media studentfrom Dixie)

· Daniel Wiseman(Business Academy studentfrom Franklin Monroe)

At the Fall Conference, thetop 12 officer candidates willpreside over the FallRegional Conference attend-ed by all Ohio Region 3 BPAmembers (800 plus stu-

dents). The top six candi-dates selected by their peersmake up the new officerteam.

BPA is a national studentorganization that servesBusiness and InformationTechnology students.Members participate inactivities that promote lead-ership, citizenship, academ-ic, and technological skills.MVCTC students in thecareer technical programs of

Business Academy, BusinessOwnership, ClericalServices, ComputerTechnology Academy,Computer NetworkingEngineering, Media andVideo Production, LegalAssistant, Medical OfficeManagement, Marketing &Media and Sports Marketingparticipate in BPA.

For more informationabout MVCTC, please visitwww.mvctc.com.

ENGLEWOOD — TheMiami Valley CareerTechnology Center (MVCTC)SkillsUSA Sections II and IIIheld their first meeting of theschool year on Wednesday,September 25.

During the meeting, sec-tion II president, SydneyVanhorn, spoke to the stu-dents about what SkillsUSAis, how it affects the studentsin all of the programs, andhow students have a greattime competing in differentcontests. During the meeting,several students volunteeredfor a drawing competition.They were tasked to drawwhile being blindfolded andhandcuffed with a partner.This challenge made the stu-dent express their skills,while working with limita-tions.

The Skills II and III meet-ing guest speaker was Mr.John Simmons, ClaytonTownship Police Officer. Mr.Simmons presentation,“Making the Right Choices inLife”, was about motivation,and awareness.

Master Sergeant FrankDefinbaugh, Air Force JuniorROTC Instructor andSkillsUSA Section III SectionAdvisor said of the meeting,“The topic of our meetingwas to broaden the student’sknowledge, and challengethem to get involved and sup-port their programs atMVCTC.”

MVCTC SkillsUSASection II Chapter includesMVCTC programs AutoTechnology, AviationMaintenance Technician,Graphic Commercial Art,Graphic CommercialPhotography, and DigitalDesign. The 2013-2014SkillsUSA Section II Officersare:

President – SydneyVanhorn (GraphicCommercial Photographyfrom Valley View)

Vice President – CatherineGerami (Graphic Commercial

Art from Northmont)Secretary - Lauren Landes

(Graphic Commercial Artfrom Franklin Monroe)

Reporter – Brittany Quillen(Graphic CommercialPhotography from WestCarrollton)

Treasurer – Brayden Jarrell(Graphic Commercial Artfrom Tippecanoe)

Parliamentarian – JarredLynch (Digital Design fromCarlisle)

Historian – ChynnaMarshall (Aviation

Maintenance from Arcanum)MVCTC SkillsUSA

Section III Chapter includesthe MVCTC programs AirForce Junior Reserve OfficerTraining Corps, ArchitecturalTechnology, Auto Collision,Auto Services, CriminalJustice, Precision Machining,Robotics and Automation,and Welding. The 2013-2014SkillsUSA Section IIIOfficers are:

President – Shelby Martin(Criminal Justice fromVandalia Butler)

Vice President – RichardCoggeshall (Air Force JuniorROTC from Eaton)

Secretary – Destiny Lane(Air Force Junior ROTC fromTri County North)

Reporter – Tessa Houston(Air Force Junior ROTC fromEaton)

Treasurer – KierstinArmstrong (Criminal Justicefrom Tri County North)

Parliamentarian –Samantha Dilsaver (CriminalJustice from Versailles)

Ambassador – Austin

Stevens (Air Force JuniorROTC from Carlisle)

The students have a busyyear planned with their FallConference in November,Regional Competition inMarch, State Competition inApril, and the National SkillsUSA Competition in June of2014.

According tow w w. S k i l l s U S A . o r g ,“SkillsUSA is a partnershipof students, teachers, andindustry working together toensure America has a skilled

workforce. SkillsUSA helpseach student excel.SkillsUSA is a national non-profit organization servingteachers and high school andcollege students who arepreparing for careers in trade,technical and skilled serviceoccupations, including healthoccupations. It was formerlyknown as VICA (VocationalIndustrial Clubs ofAmerica).”

For more information aboutMVCTC, please visitwww.mvctc.com.

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SCHOOL NEWSMVCTC SkillsUSA Sections II and III hold first meeting

Photo submittedMVCTC 2013-2014 SkillsUSA Section II and III Chapter Officers – left to right – Front Row - Chynna Marshall (Arcanum), Tessa Houston

(Eaton), Kierstin Armstrong (Tri County North), Sydney Vanhorn (Valley View), Brittany Quillen (West Carrollton). Back Row – RichardCoggeshall (Eaton), Austin Stevens (Carlisle), Destiny Lane (Tri-County North), Shelby Martin (Vandalia), Catherine Gerami (Northmont),Samantha Dilsaver (Versailles), and Jared Lynch (Carlisle).

Students qualify as BPA Regional Officer Candidates

Photo submittedBack row left to right – Amy Sugden (MVCTC Instructor); Kristin Pitt (Wayne); Danielle Onyia (Northmont); Eric Wathen (Miamisburg);

Roberta Phillips (MVCTC Instructor); Walter Krakora (Tecumseh); Elizabeth Bishop (Franklin Monroe); Travis Engle (Wayne). Front row leftto right – Hannah Westfall (Dixie), Carly Fink (Tri-County North), Erica Reed (Northmont), Samantha Denlinger (Miami East), TearzaCallahan (Preble Shawnee), Shelbie Ballard (Brookville), Taylor Johnson (Wayne), Kenneth Howe (Dixie), and Joshua Peterson (Wayne).

TIFFIN — DarionCapers of Clayton, Ohio,graduated May 12 fromHeidelberg University witha Bachelor of Sciencedegree in SportManagement.

President Robert H.

Huntington presented diplo-mas to 222 seniors, repre-senting 13 states and threecountries. Additionally, 56graduate students receivedmaster’s degrees in counsel-ing, education, businessadministration and music

education.Lt. Col. Harold Brown, a

member of the famedTuskegee Airmen, deliveredthe undergraduate keynoteaddress. Heidelberg pre-sented Brown with an hon-orary Doctor of Humane

Letters degree. Graduatingsenior Mackenzie “Mac”Wallace was selected to rep-resent the Class of 2013 asits speaker.

Founded in 1850,Heidelberg offers 32majors, 29 minors and nine

pre-professional programs,awarding the bachelor ofarts, bachelor of science,bachelor of music degrees ,as well as master’s degreesin education, counseling,business administration andmusic. Affiliated with the

United Church of Christ,Heidelberg has been rankedfor 25 consecutive years asone of the top colleges inthe Midwest by U.S. Newsand World Report. For moreinformation visit the website at www.heidelberg.edu.

Darion Capers graduates from Heidelberg University

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By Andrew WilsonContributing Writer

CENTERVILLE —The Northmont girl’s ten-nis team finished in sev-enth place at the GWOCGold Tournament onSaturday, Sept. 28. Thetournament, which fea-tures the top eight teamsin the conference, tookplace at Centerville HighSchool.

The Lady Thunderboltswere led by Akilah Parker,who despite being a fifthseed, made her presencefelt by finishing in thirdplace in the first singlesround. Parker opened thetournament with a con-

vincing 8-1 victory overGreenville’s SophiaNavas-Davis beforefalling to eventual cham-pion Carley Sickinger by ascore of 8-6. Parkerrebounded by defeatingSpringboro’s RachaelRose 8-3 to secure a thirdplace finish.

“I was so proud of herand she showed that she ison the top 3 (if not the bestsingles player in the entireGWOC),” said Northmontcoach Christine Hall. “Iwas disappointed with herbeing voted the fifth seed,but she came out andproved she should’ve beenthe two seed (playing the

Champion the best of any-one, it just happened to bein the semis).

“Akilah had the No. 1seed (Sickinger) on theropes early in their match.A few key points ended inSickinger’s favor andturned the momentum.Akilah was playing verytoday, all parts of hergame were ON!”

In the second singlesmatch, Marissa Andersonfell to Greenville’sMichelle Borgerding inthe opening match, butlater defeated Troy’sMaggie Hennessy 8-2 tofinish in seventh place.

Kennedy Harden hadsimilar results in the thirdsingles round, falling to

Miamisburg’s JadaStrickland in the openingmatch, but later defeatingButler’s Elaine Miller by ascore of 8-2 to place sev-enth.

The first doubles teamof Michelle Hibbard andHailey Weaver opened thematch with an 8-1 loss totop seeded Maddy Talbotand Blair Schumacher ofSpringboro. Soon after,Hibbard and Weaver fell toAnalise Cox and ChelseaHohenbrink by a score of8-0 to f inish in sixthplace.

Similarly, the seconddoubles team featuringAmari McCain and EllieBarone, the number eightseed, fell to Centerville’s

Abby Roesch and BrookeFlory by a score of 8-0 andthen lost to Troy’s AkariNagata / Zoey Scancarello8-2.

“We were excited to beinvited to the GOLD flightthis year,” said Hall. “Weknew the competitionwould be tough, but wewere up for the challenge.I was pleased with ourshowing at all spots. Wefinished higher than ourseed at all positions, andthis resulted in us beatingout Troy and f inishingseventh.”

The Lady Thunderboltswill compete at the sec-tional tournament at TroyHigh School onWednesday, Oct. 2.

By RON NUNNARIIndependent Editor

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DAYTON — Maybe it wasaura of the idyllic autumnevening Friday at WelcomeStadium or maybe Northmontdidn’t take Dunbar seriously,but whatever the case theThunderbolts got off to a slug-gish start before eventuallytrouncing the Wolverines 47-8.

“We definitely started offslow tonight and I knew wewould,” said Northmont coachLance Schneider. “You couldsense that there was some-thing about this week, the waywe practiced, the way weplayed tonight. The attitudewe had like, ‘Oh, it’s justDunbar. We don’t need towork so hard.’We were not theteam I am used to seeing outthere. If we had played any

other team tonight, we wouldhave lost. The attitude willhave to change or it will be along conference season.” Ittook the Thunderbolts awhileto get rolling. On their secondpossession of the game the T-Bolts took over at Dunbar’s 47and took 10 plays to drive tothe Wolverines’ five whereChris Okos got Northmont onthe scoreboard with a 22 yardfield goal.

Zach Weatherford got theball back for Northmont withan interception. Weatherfordpicked off Dunbar quarter-back Chris Jackson’s pass atthe 35 and returned it to the15. Three plays later Okoskicked a 23 yard field goal toput Northmont up 6-0.

Northmont would eventual-ly generate 292 yards in totaloffense, but once again it wasdue in large part to seniorquarterback Graham Oberer.By night’s end Oberer wouldcomplete 15 of 21 passattempts for 231 yards withtwo touchdowns and oneinterception. He also rushedseven times for 31 yards.

On Northmont’s first pos-

session of the second quarterOberer tossed a 19 yardtouchdown to Ryan Smith toput the T-Bolts up 12-0.

Dunbar appeared headedfor its first score of theevening on its next possessionwhen quarterback TerranceLanders completed a 32 yardpass to Darnell Jewett to givethe Wolverines a first down atthe Northmont 36. Two playslater Northmont senior defen-sive back Isaiah Williamsintercepted Landers next passat the 21 and returned it 49yards to give the T-Boltsexcellent field position at theDunbar 30. On first downOberer completed a 21 yardpass to Jonny Lowery for afirst and goal at the nine.From there Ryan Smith took ahandoff and scored his secondTD of the evening. Northmontwent for a two-point conver-sion with Oberer hittingIsaiah Williams in the endzone with a pass to put theThunderbolts up, 20-0.

Dunbar put together adecent 54 yard drive but wasfaced with a fourth down andseven at the Northmont 11.

Apparently not confident inits kicking game, Dunbarwent for it on fourth down.Landers dropped back to passand was sacked by TevinNeilsen at the 26 where theThunderbolts took over ondowns.

On first down Oberertossed a 74 yard touchdown toCameron Taylor with 48 sec-onds remaining in the firsthalf. Jonathan Mourouziskicked the extra-point to givethe Thunderbolts a 27-0 half-time lead.

Dunbar’s hopes of turningthings around in the secondhalf were quickly quashed. Onthe Wolverines first posses-sion Terrance Landersdropped back to pass and tookaim for receiver DarnellJewett. Senior defensive backZach Weatherford picked offthe pass and raced 35 yardsfor the touchdown to increasethe T-Bolts’ lead to 33-0.Weatherford now leads theGreater Western OhioConference with five inter-ceptions in as many games.

Both teams exchangedfumbles with Isaiah Williamsrecovering Dunbar’s fumble,returning it three yards to givethe T-Bolts the ball at their

own 42. It took Northmontonly five plays to cover 58yards with Dante Bland scor-ing on a one yard run.Mourouzis point after enabledNorthmont to take a 40-0lead.

Keyshawn Jones returnedNorthmont’s kickoff 88 yardsfor the Wolverines lone touch-down of the evening. Dunbarscored a two point conversionon a run by Jacquel Freemanto make it 40-8.

Early in the fourth quarterTerrell Cochran forced aDunbar fumble which JoeSexton scooped up at theWolverines’ 15 and returned itto the 10. From there Obererran the ball in for a touch-

down on first down.Mourouzis tacked on the pointafter to make the final tally,47-8.

“Our defense played but, Idon’t really want to say it, butthey really didn’t have a lot todefend. Our offense was justnot there tonight, despite thefinal score,” Schneider added.

With the victoryNorthmont improves to 4-1overall while Dunbar falls to2-3.

This week the Thunderboltstravel to Beavercreek (3-2) toface the Battling Beavers.Game time is 7 p.m.

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Sports DigestFuture BoltsBasketball


CLAYTON — Any 1stthrough 6th gradeNorthmont area girls andboys can still register for theNorthmont Future Boltsupcoming season. Go to theFuture Bolts websitewww.Northmontfutureboltsbasketball.com. Online reg-istration is quick and easy,but will end on October 15.No late registrations will beaccepted. Interested playerscan also register in personduring the Extreme CrossOver preseason clinics beingheld at Northmont HighSchool on October 5, 12 and19. Details are on the web-site listed above, or you cancall 937-867-BOLT.

Northmont FutureBolts holding

preseason camp

CLAYTON — TheNorthmont Future BoltsBasketball program, in con-junction with the new highschool boys and girls coach-ing staffs at Northmont HighSchool, are holding an annu-al preseason Extreme CrossOver basketball camps onSaturdays October 5,12, and19. This is a great opportuni-ty to sharpen your skills forthe upcoming season.Coaches will be teaching thefundamentals of basketball,including proper shootingtechniques, dribbling, pass-ing, defense, and rebound-ing. 3rd and 4th Grade boysand girls registration beginsat 9 a.m. for the 9:30 to 11a.m. session while 5th and6th grade girls and boys canregister at 11 a.m. for the11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. ses-sion. Please enter door No. 1at the high school (front ofbuilding facing Route 40).Extreme Crossover is freefor anyone who has alreadyregistered for the FutureBolts upcoming season. Ifyou have not yet registered,you can do so in person atthe high school during theExtreme Crossover clinics.

Basketball training withBrooks Hall offered

TROY — No LimitSports is offering smallgroup training sessions withBrooks Hall. Learn the bas-ketball fundamentals includ-ing shooting technique, ballhandling, individual moves,offensive and defensivefootwork catered to eachindividual’s needs. For moreinformation, visitwww.nolimitsports1.com(click the AAU tab) or callBrooks Hall (937) 620-9790.

After slow start Thunderbolts crush Dunbar

Photo by Kathy TylerNorthmont quarterback Graham Oberer fires a pass over the Dunbar defensive


Photo by Kathy TylerZach Weatherford works his way down field after

making an interception.


Score 47 8First Downs 12 9Rushes/Yards 23/48 44/46Passing Yards 231 70Pass Att/Comp/Int 22/15/1 12/4/3Total Offensive Plays/Yards 45/292 46/155Fumble Returns/Yards 2/8 0/0Punt Returns/Yards 4/61 2/10Kickoff Returns/Yards 2/46 8/184Interception Returns/Yards 3/104 1/3Punts/Average 3/41.7 3/33.8Fumbles/Lost 2/1 4/4Penalties/Yards 10/106 7/40Time of Possession 17:42 30:18

Lady Bolts place seventh at GWOC

Photo by Andrew WilsonKennedy Harden prepares to return a shot at the GWOC Tournament.

Photo by Andrew WilsonAkilah Parker placed third in singles play at the

GWOC Tournament.

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By RON NUNNARIIndependent Editor

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CLAYTON – During a tri-match Monday on the frontnine at Moss Creek GolfCourse the Northmont boysgolf team shot a respectableteam score of 174 to defeatTipp City, but that score was-n’t good enough to beat Troy.

The Trojans shot a stellar159 led by Dalton Cascadenwith a 37, Troy Moore had a38 and Connor Super came inwith a 40. Northmont was ledby sophomore ShawnRichards with a 41, seniorClayton Swafford had a 44,sophomore Ben Sage alsoshot 44 and sophomore LukeKnapke finished with a 45.Tippecanoe finished at 180led by Brad Cohoun with a 39while Wyatt Wilson shot 45.

Coach Nathan Hannahan’sseason long goal is to break170 in a 9-hole tournament.

“We fell just a few strokesshort in the final weeks of theseason, but I’m very opti-mistic that we will pursue

scores in the 160s next seasonand break 170 many times in2014,” Hannahan said. “Weare only five to seven shotsaway from being very com-petitive. If can buckle down

over the off season and get lit-tle bigger, stronger and betterwith our young players we aregoing to be a team to be reck-oned with.”

With a team featuring sixsophomores the prospect ofimproved scores next seasonseems likely after the experi-ence those players gained dur-ing the 2013 campaign.Shawn Richards is the topsophomore player whoHannahan sees as the founda-tion of next season’s program.

On September 16 theThunderbolts scored a majorvictory over Miamisburg, atop team in the GreaterWestern Ohio ConferenceSouth Division. Miamisburgis the No. 2 team in the SouthDivision behind Springboro.The Thunderbolts beat theViking 180 to 188 on the frontnine at Moss Creek. JuniorGreg Peffley led Northmontwith round of 41 followed byBryce Timmons with a 45,Ben Sage shot 46 and LukeKnapke shot 48.

“Regardless of Miamisburgshooting a higher than anaverage score for their teamon nine holes we still had topost a solid score in order tobeat them,” Hannahan stated.“It was a nice win over a pow-erhouse team from theGWOC South.”

September 20 againstWayne at Moss Creek the T-Bolts shot their best round ofthe season with 172 butWayne still came out on topwith a score of 166. TheWarriors were led by SethStrong with a two-under par34 on the front nine whileDave Mohr shot a season best41.

Luke Knapke ledNorthmont with a 41, ShawnRichards shot 43, GregPeffley 44 and BryceTimmons also shot 44.

Last Thursday Northmontcompeted in the GWOCPostseason Tournament andrecorded a team score of 354,three stokes better than theThunderbolts GWOCPreseason Tournament scoreof 357. Northmont was led bythree sophomores, each ofwhich shot rounds in the 80s.Luke Knapke had an 86,Shawn Richards had an 88and Ben Sage had an 89.Senior Clayton Swafford inhis final GWOC match shot a91.

Looking forward to nextseason coach Hannahan said

he is very impressed by theplay of his young sophomoresand feels Northmont will be ateam to watch out for in theGWOC Central Division.

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Boys golf team beats Tipp, falls to Troy

Photo by Ron NunnariSenior Clayton Swafford hits a tee shot on hole No. 5 at Moss Creek vs. Troy and Tippecanoe.

Photo by Ron NunnariGreg Peffley begins his downstroke as Troy’s Kaleb Tittle looks on.

Photo by Ron NunnariSophomre Shawn Richard watches his tee shot.

Photo by Ron NunnariSophomore Luke Knapke shot a 45 Monday during Northmont’s tri-match with Troy and Tippecanoe.

Photo by Ron NunnariSophomore Ben Sage shot a 44 against Troy and

Tippecanoe on Monday at Moss Creek.

Photo by Ron NunnariSenior Bryce Timmons shot a 44 against Wayne on September 20 at Moss Creek.

Greater Western Ohio ConferenceCentral Division Boys Golf Standings

Conference Overall


Beavercreek 5 - 0 1.000 10 - 01.000

Centerville 4 - 1 .800 7 - 3 .700

Fairmont 3 - 2 .600 7 - 5 .583

Wayne 2 - 3 .400 5 - 6 .455

Springfield 1 - 4 .200 1 - 14.067

Northmont 0 - 5 .000 5 - 14.263

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Joyell NevinsCommunity News Staff

TIPP CITY — TheTippecanoe High footballteam has dedicated their sea-son to a special person thisyear - the late Billy Moore.

Moore passed away April20 at the age of 62 from stage4 melanoma cancer. He hadbeen fighting it since early2012, and even coached partof a season beforechemotherapy forced him toquit. But even though he hadto give up coaching, Moorenever gave up completely.

“He was always asking‘okay, what’s the next step,’”his daughter Denise Moorerecalled. “There was never

any giving up - that was notin his vocabulary.”

Moore passed on thattenacity to his players - hecame out of retirement tocoach the Tippecanoe line-backers under CharlieBurgbacher. Before that, hehad coached at bothVandalia-Butler and TroyHigh School.

“The kids really respondedto Bill’s coaching,”Burgbacher said in a previ-ous interview. “He had agreat rapport with the kids.”

According to Denise, Billybrought a laidback style tohis coaching.

Burgbacher added, “Hebrought a calming effect toour coaching staff.”

This season, all of the Tippfootball helmets have twostickers on them: both areblack circles with red initials.One is for Alkie Richards,the Red Devils head footballcoach from 1951-1964. Overhis career, Richards taughtand coached in Tipp City andTroy for a collective 30years. He passed away inFebrurary of this year. Theother sticker circle is forBilly.

At the first home gameagainst Greenville on Sept. 6,the Tippecanoe football play-ers walked out with a specialbanner that read “In Memoryof Coach Moore.” The ban-ner is a collage of picturesthroughout Billy’s coaching

days. The banner now hangsat the press box in the stadi-um. Before being hung, itwas presented to four ofBilly’s ex-athletes: AlexBaker, Greg Wasson, JimmyHall and Mike Moore.

Baker was a member ofthe class of 2012 forTippecanoe High School.Wasson was a wrestler onBilly’s team when hecoached at Vandalia-Butler,and now Wasson’s son Jarettplays for the Tipp footballteam. Jarett was one of theplayers who carried the ban-ner out onto the field.

Hall and Moore alsoworked under Billy whenthey were football players atVandalia-Butler. Hall has twosons who now play atTippecanoe: Jacob, a senior,and Alex, who is a junior.

Billy actually started outworking in Vandalia-ButlerHigh School. He graduatedfrom there in 1969 and wentback to teach in the district in1974. He taught physical sci-ence and life science atMorton Middle, and servedas the OWE coordinator atthe high school. He alsocoached for 13 years atVandalia-Butler in football,wrestling and baseball.

“I come into contact with alot of people - I can’t evencount the number - who livein Vandalia and know Billy

Moore,” Burgbacher said.“He touched a lot of lives.”

Billy’s net of lives touchedextended to Troy as well,where he served for 12 yearsas football defensive coordi-nator and linebacker coach.One of the players hecoached was Kris Dielman,who went on to become anoffensive lineman with theSan Diego Chargers. Billywas never committed to oneparticular NFL team - untilDielman became a Charger.For her dad’s birthday oneyear, Denise scored tickets toa Chargers/Colts game inIndianapolis.

A Family ThingDenise grew up with her

dad coaching - she wasalways with him out at foot-ball practice, and weekendswere spent at the games.

Come Saturdays, though,that was all about NotreDame. Denise grew up in aFighting Irish household.

“Mom is a football fanatic,too,” she said.

One of Denise’s best mem-ories was being able to takeher dad to a Notre Damegame. Once she graduatedfrom college and was hiredin Tipp City (Denise is aFrench teacher at the highschool), Denise and Billybegan a tradition to go toNotre Dame for a game oncea year.

“That was our thing,”Denise said, admitting theylet her mom Vicki come - butonly once.

This November, Denise,her boyfriend Ryan, who is acoach at Oakwood, and Vickiwill be making the trek againto Notre Dame in honor ofBilly.

Another more permanentway to honor his memory is afund Denise set up throughthe Tipp City AreaCommunity Foundations.They developed the “CoachBilly Moore Athletic Fund.”It is not a scholarship fund.Rather, the money is ear-marked for grants for foot-ball, wrestling and baseballcoaches: all the sports herdad coached. The coachescan request new equipment,new helmets, new jerseys,etc.

“This way the moneycomes back to the kids at theschool,” Denise said, addingthat it fits in with her dad’stheme “Fundamentals are thekey to success.”

To donate to the fund, senda check to with the memoline “Coach Billy MooreFund” to Tipp CityFoundations, P.O. Box 626,Tipp City OH 45371.

For more information, callFoundations president Dr. JimRanft at (937) 667-1720 orvisit www.tippfoundation.org.

By RON NUNNARIIndependent Editor

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CLAYTON — After anoutstanding effort that gavethe Northmont boys soccerteam a 2-1 victorySeptember 24 over No. 2ranked Centerville, theThunderbolts could not findthe net Saturday during a 4-0 loss to Fairfield.

With the win Fairfieldimproved to 5-7-1 whileNorthmont dropped to 7-3-3.

Brian Feller scoredFairfield’s only goal of thefirst half with 19:45 remain-ing. In the second half NeilBraam scored at 34:09,Francisco Gonzalez at 27:22and Drew Burch with 19:37remaining.

“It’s a mystery team outhere. We have a lot of skilland ability but we don’talways have the ability toactually perform,” saidNorthmont coach JohnBoucuvalas. “It’s hard topredict how we are going to

do. We have talent, but someguys just aren’t performersso we’re not always surewhen we are actually goingto get the job done.”

Boucuvalas went on tostate that he would like todevelop some consistency inthe soccer program. In hisfirst year as head coach heand his coaching staff havebeen doing everything theycan to try and get someresults.

“I’d like to develop a cul-ture of consistency and con-fidence and not just doingwell when things are goingwell and not falling apartwhen things aren’t goingwell,” he added. “Today is alittle reality check for us.We’re not there yet, but if wecan stay humble I think wewill be better off in the longrun. A little humility hope-fully will help us in the longrun for the season.”

Saturday the Bolts play atTecumseh at 3 p.m. and onTuesday, October 8 closeregular season play at homevs. Wayne.


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Thunderbolts go scoreless against Fairfield

Photo by Ron NunnariEli Figuero prepares to make a pass during Northmont’s 4-0 loss to Fairfield.

Tippecanoe dedicates season to the late Billy Moore