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944 E. Fifth St.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
50¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
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Obituaries 2State/Local 3Politics 4Community 5Sports 6Sports/Farm 7Classifieds 8TV 9World News 10
Cloudywith 40percentchanceof stormsFriday morning.High in mid 80s.
Sunny.Highs in themid 80s.Northeastwindsaround 5 mph.
Partly cloudy. Lows in theupper 60s. Highs around90.
: Mostly cloudy. Highs in thelower 90s. Lows in the lower 70s.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.Partlycloudy.Highsaround 90.Lows in theupper 60s.
Mostly cloudy. Lowsin the lower 70s.The City of Delphos has added credit and debit cards tothe list of acceptable payment methods. An agreement withPayGOV.US will allow customers to pay at the municipalbuilding, online at cityofdelphos.com or by calling 866-480-8552, with live operators standing by 24/7.Safety Service Director Gregory Berquist researched adozen vendors before deciding upon a company.“PayGOV is known throughout the Midwest as a greatfit for government,” explained Berquist. “After a thoroughsearch, I am comfortable with our selection. We expect towork with them for years to come.”PayGOV.US, a leading provider of electronic paymentoptions based in Indianapolis, Ind. and a 2009 IndianaCompanies to Watch Award Winner, has similar agree-ments with government entities and utilities in over 26states.For more information contact Jonathan Stoops at jstoops@paygov.us or 1-866-480-8552.PayGOV.US assesses a nominal convenience feefor processing these transactions. American Express®,MasterCard ®, Discover ® and VISA ® along with debitcards carrying a MasterCard ® or Visa, ® are acceptedby the program. Citizens using credit cards with bonusrewards programs can, depending on their card’s program,earn rewards, points and cash back on airline frequent-flyermiles.
City of Delphos goes plastic
Classic rock legends, New Ridersof the Purple Sageto headline
MENDON — Organizersof Tabfest have announced theline-up of bands that will playthis year’s charity event onJuly 27 and 28 in Mendon.This year’s musical line-upwill include the usual eclecticmix of classic rock, blues, jazz,country, folk, funk, jam andbluegrass music. Performersinclude: New Riders of thePurple Sage, Freekbass,Hackensaw Boys, The One-Eyed Show, The Spikedrivers,Mike Perkins, Aliver Hall,Craic, JP & the Chatfield Boys,Mike Switzer, Purple Overcoat,Under the Sun, Tyrohill, Petey& the Diners, Kyra Jones Trioand others to be announced.Saturday will feature theNew Riders of the Purple Sage.Grateful Dead guitarist JerryGarcia was an original memberof this group, which still fea-tures San Francisco Bay-arearock legend David Nelson, whohas played Tabfest previouslywith the New Riders and theDavid Nelson Band. Saturday’sline-up also includes southernbluegrass rockers, HackensawBoys. Tabfest’s favorite funkyalien, Freekbass, will close outSaturday evening with anotherset of extreme funk. St. Marys’natives, The One-Eyed Showand Columbus rockers, TheSpikedrivers and Mike Perkinstop the bill on Friday.Proceeds from the event goto charity and attendees areencouraged to save their alu-minum can tabs, which willbe recycled to support RonaldMcDonald House Charities.During the 15-year partner-ship between Tabfest, RonaldMcDonald House Charities andother local charities, Tabfestis pleased to have donated$37,000 and 9,190 poundsof aluminum can tabs. Thisincludes a $5,000 cash dona-tion following the 2011 editionof Tabfest! The tab amountalone weighs more than anelephant.“We’re back with anothereclectic line-up of national,regional and local bands thatoffer something for everyone,”Tabfest founder Curt Alberssaid. “There’s nowhere elsewhere you can see this manygreat bands in a relaxed atmo-sphere at such a great price,while supporting charity at thesame time. It’s more than justa great entertainment value,it’s a great chance to supportfamilies in need.”Tabfest will once again takeplace at the Mendon Speedwayat Grand Lake MotorcycleClub, 8619 Deepcut Road inMendon. Presale weekendpasses are available at a dis-
Tabfest announces eventdate and musical line-up
By Ed Gebertegebert@timesbulletin.com
VAN WERT — The former Chief Executive Officer of a company in Delphosreturned to a Van Wert County courtroomWednesday for the first time since being sen-tenced to three years in prison back in March.Robert Fishbein was arraigned on a charge of violating a civil protective order. He entered anot guilty plea.Fishbein was given a three-year prisonsentence for intimidation of a witness andtelephone harassment on March 14. The casestems from what Fishbein himself called dur-ing his sentencing hearing an “extramaritalaffair” with a female former employee of I &K Distributing, where he was the CEO.The woman left I & K after alleged-ly receiving severance pay in lieu of fil-ing a sexual harassment complaint againstFishbein. However, the harassment contin-ued and charges were filed against Fishbeinin Van Wert Municipal Court. Afterward,Fishbein reportedly continued the calls to thewoman and also made a threat against her if she did not drop the case. He was said to havemade between 300-400 telephone calls to thewoman between Oct. 20-25, 2011. At leastone of those calls was threatening in nature.Fishbein found himself in further troubleafter a November hearing when Van WertCounty Common Pleas Court Judge CharlesD. Steele ordered that Fishbein not be allowedto use the telephone without another persondialing and monitoring the call. Minutes afterthe hearing, he was spotted by court officialsin the lobby of the courtroom talking on a cellphone. He was again arrested on a warrantand has remained incarcerated since that time.Shortly thereafter, Fishbein was fired from hisposition at I & K.Fishbein remains in the Van Wert CountyJail at this time. He is scheduled for a pre-trialhearing on Wednesday.
Fishbein inmore hot water
DELPHOS — The morethings change ....Sr. Tina Petrick, SND,a native of Sandusky, hasbeen an active resident of the sisters’ convent at St.John the Evangelist CatholicChurch in Delphos for sixyears. She has taught thirdgrade and worked as direc-tor of the Rite of ChristianInitiation of Adults programat the parish.That was after spendingthree years teaching at a mis-sion in Papua New Guinea— teaching second to fifthgrade with some high schoolclasses thrown in at theNotre Dame Mission School— and being involved insome form of education inher 26 years as a sister.She could never quite getthat mission work out of herblood and when the oppor-tunity came up to return tothe mission field in the samepart of the world, the answerwas yes.“The mission is run bythe National Sisters in NewGuinea. They are starting anelementary school — kin-dergarten through grade 2— and they are not trainedto teach such youngsters,”Sr. Petrick explained. “I willhelp train them. This is actu-ally an open-ended assign-ment. Generally, it is forthree years but it could befor one; it just depends onhow well the training goes.“When I returned to theStates six years ago, I cameto Delphos and didn’t real-ly think about going back.It turns out I missed it in
Sr. Tina heading back to mission field in New Guinea
Times Bulletin photo
Lou Hohman,right, representingthe Delphos Knightsof Columbus RayMcKowen Council1362, presents Sr.Tina Petrick, SND,with the DiocesanReligious of theYear award forthe Fraternal Year2011-12.
Jim Metcalfe photo
 Freekbass New Riders of the Purple Sage
See SR.TINA page 2See TABFEST page 2
St. John’s hostingmandatorymeeting
According to St. John’sAthletic Director ToddSchulte, the school will beholding its Ohio High SchoolAthletic Association infomeeting for all parents andstudents, grades 7-12, thatplan on playing a fall sport atSt. John’s this year.The meeting will be at 7:30p.m. July 26 in the Robert A.Arnzen Gymnasium.Delphos Project Recyclewill be held from 9-11:30 a.m.Saturday at Delphos Truckand Fuel Wash.Entry is gained by travelingnorth from East Fifth Streeteast of Double AA TrailerSales.Newspaper, phone books,plastic bags, cardboard, maga-zines and aluminum cans needto be in separate containers.Recycle is now acceptingworn U.S. flags.All other items: tin cans,plastic and glass containers;need to be rinsed clean. Thereis no need to remove labelsand they can be co-mingled.Delphos Recycle does notaccept window or plate glass,light bulbs, ornamental glass,Pyrex or cookware glass.Computers, etc., are accept-ed. No TVs or monitors.
The state of Ohio MobileComputer Lab will be at theDelphos Public Library fromJuly 31-Aug. 6.The following programsare available:6 p.m. on July 31,Facebook; 6 p.m. on Aug.1, basic computer; 10 a.m.Aug, 2, working with photos;6 p.m. Aug. 2, basic comput-er; 10 a.m. Aug. 3, Facebookand Twitter; 10 a.m. Aug. 4,Microsoft Word; and 10 a.m.Aug. 6, troubleshooting.At 6 p.m. on Aug. 6, thelibrary will host a Vampire-Zombie Webquest. This is afun program for ages 10 andolder.Registration is requiredbecause there are only nineseats per program.Contact the Delphos PublicLibrary to register 419-695-4015 or e-mail mericlna@oplin.org.
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2 The Herald Thursday, July 19, 2012
For The Record
The Delphos Herald wantsto correct published errors in itsnews, sports and feature articles.To inform the newsroom of amistake in published information,call the editorial department at419-695-0015. Corrections willbe published on this page.
The DelphosHerald
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03-04-06-07-16-17-23-25-34-38-43-49-61-62-67-68-71-75-76-78the end. Sr. Delores, our pro-vincial, asked me if I wasinterested in returning for thisassignment and I couldn’tturn her down.”The school has grown inher time away, she noted.“The all-girls school hasabout 800 students in it now.They get room and board(most bring their own mat-tress), food and education forabout $600 a year American— for what is considered atop-notch school,” she said.“We get a lot of help fromAustralia through their AUS/Aid but there are strict rulesto it. An American is runningthe school.“I’ve been a sister for 26years and served in placessuch as Toledo, Fort Wayne/South Bend in Indiana andNew Smyrna and Jacksonvillein Florida. New Smyrnais the farthest south in theUnited States I’ve served andI was Director of ReligiousEducation at Holy RosarySchool in Jacksonville.“This is the first place Ihave served that I didn’t havea lot of English as a SecondLanguage learners (sheworks with the Lima LiteracyCouncil, using her ESL certif-icate gained through coursesoffered by the University of Notre Dame): I am tutoringin Lima. Everywhere else,there was a strong presenceof Hispanic or other immi-grants that I worked with.”Having been to NewGuinea before, she prettymuch knows what she is get-ting into.“It’s definitely differentthan the States, especially theculture. They have a tremen-dous work ethic, especially foreducation,” she continued. “If they cannot cut it education-ally, they ended up going backto their villages to get mar-ried and work in the gardens,especially the girls. They areso respectful as well.“The things we take forgranted on a daily basis arenot there everyday experi-ence. Many of them don’thave even an outhouse — it’sliterally a hole in the ground.The compound we are athas flush toilets and runningwater. We do have solar pan-els for electricity but if theyhaven’t had sun for a while,which also happens at times,there’s no electricity and nohot showers.“The last time I was there,we had two stations for ourtelevision but because it’s sat-ellite, if it’s raining — whichit does a lot — they don’tcome in. Their diet consists of a lot of fruits and vegetablesthat they grow themselves.The bread they eat is similarto a sweet potato; there’s a lotmore nutrition.”Education is not the onlything Sr. Tina is involvedin: she is on the board of Tender Times Day Care inDelphos and is also a keycomponent of the “SuppersOn Us” Community Unityorganization in Delphos thathelps provide free meals forthe needy.She also interacts quitea bit with the DelphosRay McKowen Knights of Columbus Council 1362 andits Columbian Squires, attend-ing various functions for bothas invited. She recently wasawarded the Toledo DiocesanReligious of the Year fromthe K of C.“I will miss the friends Ihave made in Delphos; I willmiss working with RCIA;there’s a lot of good peopleinvolved. I will likely leaveDelphos Aug. 13 or 14 andthen depart for New GuineaAug. 16,” she concluded.
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count at www.tabfest.com.Tickets can also be purchasedat the gate: $50 for 2-day pass,$25 for Friday 1-day pass, $30for Saturday 1-day pass. Ticketsinclude primitive camping andlive music. Early bird campingpasses for July 26 are availablefor $15Tabfest is an annual char-ity concert campout in its16th year of existence that hasbecome one of the largest andbest-known music festivals of its kind in the region. Membersof The One-Eyed Show andGrasshopper Pie (disbanded)partner with event founderAlbers (from Minster) in a non-profit organization called theHarmony for Ohio Foundationto organize the annual festival.Visit www.tabfest.com formore information on Tabfestand the Harmony for OhioFoundation. Visitors can pur-chase tickets, get directionsand full details about the event.Like them on Facebook
Nineteen cases wereheard in Van Wert CountyCourt of Common PleasWednesday. There were 13arraignments, 3 plea chang-es, 1 bond violation, and 2sentencings.
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55,Van Wert, pled not guilty tothree counts: Gross SexualImposition, a felony of thethird degree, Rape, a felo-ny of the first degree, andSexual Battery, a felonyof the second degree. Hisbond was set at $250,000cash and his case was setfor Pretrial on July 25, 2012at 8 a.m.
Alla Pc, 
44, VanWert, pled not guilty to acharge of Failure to Registeras Sex Offender, Felony 4,and four counts of Violationof a Civil Protection Order,each count a Felony 5. Hisbond was set at $100,000with 10 percent cash and apretrial was scheduled forJuly 25 at 8 a.m.
Mchal Hply, 
27,Van Wert, pled not guiltyto Possession of Drugs, afelony fifth degree. He wasreleased on a surety bondand his case set for Pretrialon Aug. 8, 2012 at 8 a.m.
Jh Bu, 
34, VanWert, pled not guilty to twocharges: Felonious Assault,a felony of the SecondDegree and DomesticViolence, a misdemeanor of the first degree. Bond wasnot set in his case as heis currently being held onother charges. Pretrial setfor July 25 at 8 a.m.
Cay McMll, 
28,Van Wert, pled not guilty toPossession of Drugs, a felo-ny five. He was released ona surety bond with a pretrialscheduled for Aug. 8 at 8a.m.
Dwy Ha.m.m, 
46,Van Wert, pled not guiltyto Grand Theft, a felony of the third degree. He wasreleased on a surety bondwith a pretrial scheduled toAug. 1 at 8 a.m.
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34,Van Wert, pled not guiltyto a charge of DomesticViolence, a felony of thefourth degree. He wasreleased on a surety bondand ordered to have no con-tact with the victim, pre-trial set of Aug. 1, 2012 at8 a.m.
rb sll, 
29, VanWert, pled not guilty toPossession of Cocaine, aFelony of the fifth degree.He was released on a suretybond with a pretrial sched-uled for Aug. 1 at 8 a.m.
Bbb spy, 
19, VanWert, pled not guilty toForgery a felony of the fifthdegree. She was released ona surety bond with a pretrialset for Aug. 1 at 8 a.m..Caleb Mech, 26, VanWert pled not guilty to acharge of AggravatedAssault, a felony of thefourth degree. His bondwas set at $500,000 with10 percent cash and he wasordered to have no contactwith his brother, the victim.His pretrial was set for July25 at 8 a.m.
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23,Delphos, pled not guiltyto Possession of Drugs, afelony of the fifth degree.He was released on a suretybond and pretrial was set forAug. 8 at 8 a.m.
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 18, Van Wert, pled not guiltyto Possession of Drugs, afelony of the fifth degree.She was released on a suretybond and ordered to appearfor pretrial on Aug. 8, at 8a.m.
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55,Spencerville, entered a pleaof guilty to a charge of Theft,a misdemeanor of the firstdegree. He was originallycharged with Theft froman Elderly Person, a felonyfive. The court ordered aPre-sentence Investigationand set sentencing for Aug.8 at 9 a.m.Nathan Carpenter, 25,Delphos, Possession of Drugs, felony of the fifthdegree, changed his pleato guilty and then request-ed Treatment in Lieu of Conviction. The courtapproved his treatment planand stayed further proceed-ings pending completion of that plan.
nahal Dlz, 
29,Delphos, changed his pleato Guilty to Traffickingin Counterfeit ControlledSubstances, a felony of the fifth degree. Two othercharges were dismissed forhis plea. The court ordereda Pre-sentence Investigationand set sentencing for a laterdate.
All McMll, 
29,Van Wert, appeared for abond violation hearing. Hedenied the allegations. Hewas ordered held in jail untila hearing date to be set. Thecourt may consider workrelease or Electronic HouseArrest in the future.
ncl Wll, 
34,Convoy, was sentenced ona charge of Importuning, aFelony of the Fifth Degree.She was sentenced to 3years Community Control,6 months in the Van WertCounty Jail with credit for11 days, an additional 30days jail at a later date, 200hours community service,substance abuse assessmentand treatment, psychologi-cal assessment and treat-ment, 2 years intensive pro-bation, pay attorney feesand court costs. She had a12 month prison sentencedeferred pending comple-tion of community control.She was also ordered toregister as a Tier 1 SexOffender for 15 years. Shewas remanded to jail imme-diately.
Mchal Cl, 
62,Delphos, was sentenced ona charge of Gross SexualImposition, a felony of thethird degree. He was sen-tenced to 5 years commu-nity control, 6 months in theVan Wert County Jail withwork release, additional 30days jail at later date, 200hours community service,psychological assessmentand treatment, 3 years inten-sive probation, may not bein presence of any minorchildren unsupervised, paycourt costs. A 3 year pris-on sentence was deferred.Defendant must also regis-ter as a Tier 2 sex offenderfor 25 years.
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Lucy Elling, 81, of Delphos, died Thursday ather residence. Arrangementsare incomplete at Harter andSchier Funeral Home.Ronald Ditto, 73, of Delphos, died Wednesdayat St. Rita’s Medical Center.Arrangements are incompleteat Harter and Schier FuneralHome.A baby boy was bornWednesday to Jordan Stantand Aaric Ladd of Delphos.
Ohio E. coli outbreak grows;3 people in hospital
DAYTON (AP) — An E.coli outbreak that began withpeople who ate at a southwestOhio picnic has reached 68cases, with three people inserious condition, health offi-cials said Wednesday.The illnesses were firstreported in Germantown,about 15 miles southwest of Dayton, after a July 3 custom-er appreciation picnic for alawn care business. Officialswere interviewing peoplewho ate at the picnic and laterfell ill to try to determine howthe outbreak started.The E. coli bacteria cancause diarrhea, dehydrationand, in severe cases, kidneyfailure.Those who remainedhospitalized Wednesdayand were in serious condi-tion included a 4-year-oldgirl, a 14-year-old boy, anda 73-year-old man. Theyhave developed hemolyticuremic syndrome (HUS),which can lead to acute,short-term kidney failure,Bill Wharton, a spokesmanfor Montgomery County’shealth department inDayton, said.Wharton said anyone witha weaker immune system,such as the very young orelderly people, can be moresusceptible to the secondaryinfections. But a person’soverall health and the amountof bacteria involved also arefactors, he said.More than a dozen peoplehad been hospitalized sincethe outbreak, and 16 of the 68who developed symptoms —including stomach cramps anddiarrhea — have been con-firmed by laboratory testingas having E. coli. Laboratorytests were not done on every-one who reported being ill,Wharton said.E. coli is spread throughcontaminated food, but it canalso be spread from person toperson.Wharton said the firstsecondary infection in theoutbreak was reported July16 when a person who atecontaminated food served atthe picnic apparently passedthe disease to a householdmember who did not attendthe picnic.“It’s even more impera-tive that those 68 people whoare ill understand that theyneed to wash their hands sothey don’t give this to familymembers,” Wharton said.As many as 300 peopleattended the picnic. The pic-nic’s host provided some of the food, but people attendingthe picnic also brought food,officials said.
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Today is Thursday, July19, the 201st day of 2012.There are 165 days left in theyear.
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On July 19, 1812, during theWar of 1812, the First Battle of Sackets Harbor in Lake Ontarioresulted in an American victoryas U.S. naval forces repelled aBritish attack.
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In 1553, King HenryVIII’s daughter Mary wasproclaimed Queen of Englandafter pretender Lady JaneGrey was deposed.In 1848, a pioneer wom-en’s rights convention con-vened in Seneca Falls, N.Y.In 1870, the Franco-Prussian war began.In 1943, allied air forcesraided Rome during WorldWar II.In 1952, the SummerOlympics opened in Helsinki,Finland.In 1961, TWA became thefirst airline to begin showingregularly scheduled in-flightmovies as it presented “ByLove Possessed” to first-classpassengers.In 1969, Apollo 11 and itsastronauts, Neil Armstrong,Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin andMichael Collins, went intoorbit around the moon.In 1979, the Nicaraguancapital of Managua fell toSandinista guerrillas, twodays after President AnastasioSomoza fled the country.In 1980, the MoscowSummer Olympics began,minus dozens of nations thatwere boycotting the gamesbecause of the Soviet militaryintervention in Afghanistan.
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Thursday, July 18, 2012 The Herald –3
E - The EnvironmentalMagazine Dear EarthTalk: We’vebeen hearing for years howproducing red meat is badfor the environment whileconsuming it is bad for ourhealth. How do other typesof meat, fish, dairy and veg-etable proteins stack up interms of environmental andhealth impacts?— Julia Saperstein, viae-mail
Not all forms of proteinare created equal as to theenvironmental and healthimplications of raising andconsuming them. A 2011assessment by the non-prof-it Environmental WorkingGroup (EWG) found that“different meats and differentproduction systems have vary-ing health, climate and otherenvironmental impacts.”The quantity of chemi-cal fertilizers, fuel and other“production inputs” used, thedifferences in soil conditionsand production systems andthe extent to which best prac-tices such as cover cropping,intensive grazing or manuremanagement are implement-ed all affect the amount of greenhouse gas emissions ameat product is responsiblefor generating. To wit, lamb,beef, cheese, pork and farmedsalmon raised “convention-ally” (e.g. with inputs includ-ing hormones and antibioticsand feed derived from cropsgrown with chemical pesti-cides and fertilizers) weredetermined by EWG to gen-erate the most greenhousegases.EWG partnered with theenvironmental analysis firmCleanMetrics to assess theclimate impacts via lifecycleassessments of 20 populartypes of meat, fish, dairy andvegetable proteins. EWG’sassessment calculated thefull “cradle-to-grave” carbonfootprint of each food itembased on the greenhouse gasemissions generated beforeand after it left the farm—from the pesticides and fertil-izer used to grow animal feedall the way through the graz-ing, animal raising, process-ing, transportation, cookingand even disposal of unusedfood (since some 20 percentof edible meat gets thrownaway by Americans).According to EWG, con-ventionally raised lamb, beef,cheese and pork also generatemore polluting waste, poundfor pound. Of these, lamb hasthe greatest impact, followedby beef and then by cheese—so vegetarians who eat dairyaren’t off the hook. “Beef hasmore than twice the emis-sions of pork, nearly fourtimes more than chicken andmore than 13 times as muchas vegetable proteins such asbeans, lentils and tofu,” sum-marizes EWG.On the health front, EWGreports that “eating too muchof these greenhouse gas-intensive meats boosts expo-sure to toxins and increasesthe risk of a wide varietyof serious health problems,including heart disease, cer-tain cancers, obesity and, insome studies, diabetes.”Besides cutting out ani-mal-derived proteins alto-gether, the best thing we cando for our health and theenvironment is to cut downon our meat consumption andchoose only organic, humaneand/or grass-fed meat, eggsand dairy. “Overall, theseproducts are the least harmful,most ethical choices,” saysEWG, adding that grass-fedand pasture-raised productsare typically more nutritiousand carry less risk of bacterialcontamination. “While bestmanagement practices candemonstrably reduce overallemissions and environmentalharm, the most effective andefficient way to reduce green-house gas emissions and envi-ronmental impacts from live-stock is simply to eat, wasteand produce less meat anddairy.” For more information,check out EWG’s free online“Meat Eater’s Guide.”
A study by the Environmental Working Group assessedthe climate impacts of 20 popular types of meat, fish, dairyand vegetable proteins and concluded that beef has morethan twice the emissions of pork, nearly four times morethan chicken and more than 13 times as much as vegetableproteins such as beans, lentils and tofu.
I read The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf in one sitting. So it’s an easyread. A good read, though?Not exactly. It did hold myattention, as the author threwin little curveballs along theway to keep one reading thebook. Overall, though, once Iread the final page, I remaineddeeply unsatisfied.The story revolves aroundtwo little girls who go missingone morning in a small Iowatown. Calli is a seven-year-old with selective mutism;she hasn’t spokensince she was atoddler. Petra isher best friendand “voice,” asshe understandsCalli and speaksfor her. Thestory takes placeover the courseof this one day,the day the girlsgo missing, andit focuses on thesearch by thegirls’ families,revealing secretsabout many of the townspeo-ple along the way.The book is structured sothat each chapter is told fromthe point of view of a dif-ferent character. This is notmy favorite format. I can getinto it sometimes, though. Inthis case, it irritated me. Ithink part of the reason isthe author didn’t give eachcharacter a distinct voice, somuch of the time I’d for-get from which character’spoint of view I was reading.I also didn’t connect with anycharacters and found themunlikeable for the most part.Calli’s mother, for example,made questionable decisionsthroughout the book, andI could not understand themotivation. I just wanted toslap her silly sometimes.This book was anti-climac-tic in the most severe way.The resolution came waybefore the book’s ending, andI had long ago figured outwho the “bad guy” was; I’mnever able to dothat. Events werelargely contrivedin various waysthroughout. Inthe end, I foundmyself not evencaring anymore,but I wanted tofinish the booksince I’d come sofar.There are afew elements thatmight mildly cap-tivate the reader,such as discover-ing the reason Calli stoppedspeaking, which was maybethe only interesting fact forme. All in all, The Weight of Silence is a light book thatreally doesn’t say much at all. 
Sara Berelsman lives inFort Jennings with her hus-band and their two daugh-ters. She has an MA in litera-ture and leads the book clubdiscussions at the Delphos public Library.
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Buggs Williams, Kory Kruse, Ted Warnecke and Marion Jettinghoff discuss the finaldetails of Saturday’s Youth fishing derby at the Delphos Coon and Sportsman quarry. Thehours will be 8-11 a.m. for youth 15 and under.
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Death penaltycommittee looksat racial biasNumber of OhioInternet cafeswith gamestops 770 markVice PresidentJoe Biden stopsin central Ohio
COLUMBUS (AP) — AnOhio Supreme Court commit-tee studying the state’s capitalpunishment law plans to voteon recommendations Thursdayrequiring the collection of datato detect racial bias in deathpenalty cases.The data would include areview of past cases as well ascollecting information in thefuture on all homicides thatmight be eligible for capitalpunishment.Other recommendationswould require prosecutors,lawyers and judges involved indeath penalty cases to be trainedto protect against racial bias.Among precedents cited forcollecting the data is a 2005Associated Press study that foundoffenders who killed white vic-tims were more likely to face adeath sentence than those whosevictims were black.The task force is not debat-ing whether the state shouldhave the death penalty.COLUMBUS (AP) — Thelate submission of more than100 affidavits increases thecount of Ohio Internet cafesor “sweepstakes” businesses tomore than 770.The state originally esti-mated there were fewer than300 of the largely unregulatedbusinesses, which offer gamesfunctioning like slot machineswith cash prizes. Customerspay for Internet time or phonecards and use them to betpoints on computers loadedwith games such as poker.A law that created a one-year moratorium on newInternet cafes required thebusinesses to submit affidavitsconfirming they exist.Attorney General MikeDeWine says records submit-ted after the deadline raised thecount to 772. His office is con-cerned some are from facilitiesnot currently in operation thatmay try to skirt the law.DeWine is pushing to regu-late the businesses more.COLUMBUS (AP) — VicePresident Joe Biden is back inOhio.President Barack Obama’scampaign said Biden will toura manufacturing facility andspeak at a labor union hall inColumbus today to highlight theadministration’s support for theauto industry and the increase inOhio manufacturing jobs.Biden will speak at thePlumber & Pipefitters Localafter visiting an undisclosedmanufacturing plant inColumbus in the morning.The campaign is calling itpart of the “Made in OhioManufacturing Tour.”The pace of campaigning bythe two sides in Ohio has beenpicking up in recent weeks.Biden’s trip to the swingstate comes three days afterthe president held a town hallin Cincinnati. Republicanchallenger Mitt Romneymade three stops in OhioWednesday.

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