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For The Record
ODAY IN HISTORY
Vol. 142 No. 34
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general manager,Delphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising managerTiffany Brantley
,circulation managerThe Daily Herald (USPS 15258000) is published dailyexcept Sundays, Tuesdays andHolidays.By carrier in Delphos andarea towns, or by rural motorroute where available $1.48 perweek. By mail in Allen, VanWert, or Putnam County, $97per year. Outside these counties$110 per year.Entered in the post officein Delphos, Ohio 45833 asPeriodicals, postage paid atDelphos, Ohio.No mail subscriptions will beaccepted in towns or villageswhere The Daily Herald papercarriers or motor routes providedaily home delivery for $1.48per week.405 North Main St.TELEPHONE 695-0015Office Hours8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.POSTMASTER:Send address changesto THE DAILY HERALD,405 N. Main St.Delphos, Ohio 45833
Cameron AidenSmithRaymond G. ‘Ray’Goetz Jr.
Resident reportsattempted ve-hicle break-in
theft of backpack,theft from car
A boy was born July 26 toJody Grote and Jon Swisher of Cloverdale.
Response to ght leads to 6 charges
UN says200,000have fledSyrian city
370 million swelter inheat after power fails
High temperature Sundayin Delphos was 84 degrees,low was 60. High a year agotoday was 99, low was 70.Record high for today is 101,set in 1999. Record low is 50,set in 1965.Cameron Aiden Smith wasstillborn on Saturday at VanWert County Hospital.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.Raymond G. “Ray” GoetzJr., 87, of Spencerville, diedthis morning at his home.Funeral arrangementsare incomplete at ThomasE. Bayliff Funeral Home,Spencerville.On Sunday at 8:32 a.m.,Delphos Police were con-tacted by a resident of the 400 block of DeweyStreet in reference to a anattempted theft complaint.Upon speaking with the vic-tim, they stated sometime inthe overnight hours, someoneattempted to gain entry into theirlocked vehicle but were unableto get in. The victim stated therewere marks on the vehicle wheresomeone had tried to pry openthe vehicle door.On Friday at 5:25 p.m.,Delphos police were called to1000 Park Avenue in refer-ence to a theft complaint.Upon arriving, officersspoke with the victim whoadvised, someone had takena backpack belonging to themcontaining personal property.A short time later, officerswere called back to the samearea in reference to anothertheft complaint and were toldsomeone had gained entry intoan unlocked vehicle parked inthat area and had taken moneyfrom inside the vehicle.
By The Associated Press
Today is Monday, July 30,the 212th day of 2012. Thereare 154 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On July 30, 1942, PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt signed abill creating a women’s auxil-iary agency in the Navy knownas “Women Accepted forVolunteer Emergency Service”— WAVES for short.
On this date:
In 1619, the first represen-tative assembly in Americaconvened in Jamestown in theVirginia Colony.In 1729, Baltimore, Md. wasfounded.In 1864, during the CivilWar, Union forces tried to takePetersburg, Va., by explodinga gunpowder-filled mine underConfederate defense lines; theattack failed.In 1918, poet Joyce Kilmer,a sergeant in the 165th U.S.Infantry Regiment, was killedduring the Second Battle of theMarne in World War I. (Kilmeris perhaps best remembered forhis poem “Trees.”)On Sunday at 4:42 a.m.,Delphos Police were calledto the area of South Canaland Cherry streets in refer-ence to a fight in progress inthe roadway in that area.Upon officers’ arrival,they found a subject involvedin the altercation. Officerswere provided a descriptionof the other subject involvedin the altercation who hadleft the area before the offi-cers arrival. Moments laterofficers located the sub- ject a short distance away,took him into custody andreturned to the fight locationto investigate the incident.As officers were speak-ing to subjects in the area, aresident approached officersand advised them the sub- ject that was placed underarrest and was sitting in thepatrol car, later identified asR. Taylor Robbins III, 22of Delphos, had allegedlyattempted to gain entry intothe home of their residencea short distance from wherethe fight had occurred andthat damage to the residencehad also happened.Due to injuries Robbinshad received, Delphos EMSwas contacted and cameto the scene. While firstresponders and EMS per-sonnel were giving aid toRobbins, he attempted torun from officers but wasunsuccessful. Robbins wastransported to Van WertCounty Hospital for treat-ment to the injuries and wasthen taken to the Van WertCounty Jail.Robbins will appear inVan Wert Municipal Courton the charges of obstruct-ing official business, resist-ing arrest, persistent disor-derly conduct while intoxi-cated, criminal trespassingand criminal damaging.
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ger for swimmers; we justwanted to get it cleanedup and looking better,”Mansfield said.The problem occurredagain and, upon inspection of the pump, Mansfield foundthe impeller was damagedand will need to be replacedwhen the pool closes.The June 29 storm alsomade it necessary to closethe pool for a day and ahalf so storm debris could beremoved.“We have had a few inci-dents that we don’t normallyhave,” Mansfield said. “Weare back on track and oncewe get the pump fixed, thatshould eliminate the particu-lar problem.”Masfield added the poolhas hosted 11 pool parties.Pool Manager LoisMacLennen has a staff of 18full-trained lifeguards withsix on deck during open hoursand a walker when attendancemandates it.“We have many of thesame lifeguards from lastyear and a few new ones,”MacLennen said. “Everythingis going very smoothly.”MacLennen said therehave been more than 13,000visitors to the pool and as of Friday, 32,000 trips down theslide.The pool will host a“Lightning Bug Theatre”event at 9 p.m. on Friday.The pool will close at regu-lar time at 8 p.m. and thenreopen at 9 p.m. for the movieand public swim. A free-willoffering will be taken to helpwith upkeep and repairs tothe pool.
By PAUL SCHEMMAssociated Press
BEIRUT — The U.N. said200,000 Syrians have fledthe embattled city of Alepposince intense clashes betweenregime forces and rebels began10 days ago.The government forcesturned mortars, tank and heli-copter gunships against rebelpositions today, pressing aheadwith a counter-offensive towrest back control of neigh-borhoods taken by rebels inSyria’s largest city and com-mercial hub.“I am extremely concernedby the impact of shellingand use of tanks and otherheavy weapons on people inAleppo,” Valerie Amos, thetop U.N. official for humanitar-ian affairs, said in a statementlate Sunday. “Many peoplehave sought temporary shelterin schools and other publicbuildings in safer areas,” sheadded. “They urgently needfood, mattresses and blankets,hygiene supplies and drinkingwater.”Amos said U.N. agenciesand the Syrian Red Crescentare working together on sup-plying those affected by thefighting all over the countrywith blankets and humanitar-ian supplies, but many remainout of their reach because of the combat.“It is not known how manypeople remain trapped in plac-es where fighting continuestoday,” she warned. Aleppo isSyria’s largest city and com-mercial hub with about 3 mil-lion inhabitants.Fleeing residents havedescribed to The AssociatedPress incessant shelling, short-ages of food and gasoline andsoaring black market prices foreveryday staples. They scurrythrough streets against a back-drop of gunfire and climbedonto any form of transportationavailable to escape, includingtrucks, cars and even heavilyladen motorcycles.U.S. Defense SecretaryLeon Panetta said late Sundaythat the use of heavy weapons,particularly helicopters, is justanother nail in President BasharAssad’s coffin. He spoke dur-ing a stopover in Tunisia ashe kicked off a Mideast tourexpected to focus heavily onthe unfolding crisis in Syria.Syrian state media report-ed late Sunday that the armyhad “purged” Aleppo’ssouthwestern neighborhoodof Salaheddine and inflicted“great losses” upon the rebelsin one of the first districts theytook control of in their bid toseize the city.Activists, however, disputedthese claims and just describedanother day of fierce shellingof certain areas, backed up bythe occasional foray on theground.“They have tanks in near-by Hamdaniya and there isfighting, and there have beenrandom bombardments of Salaheddine,” said MohammedSaeed, who is based in theembattled city.While giving no indicationthat the Obama administra-tion is contemplating militaryintervention, Panetta said itis increasingly clear that theSyrian crisis is deepening andthat Assad is hastening his owndemise.
By RAVI NESSMANAssociated Press
NEW DELHI — NorthernIndia’s power grid crashedtoday, halting hundreds of trains, forcing hospitals and air-ports to use backup generatorsand leaving 370 million people— more than the population of the United States and Canadacombined — sweltering in thesummer heat.The blackout, the worst tohit India in a decade, highlight-ed the nation’s inability to feeda growing hunger for energy asit strives to become a regionaleconomic power.Some small businesseswere forced to shut for the day.Buildings were without waterbecause the pumps weren’tworking. Muslim familieswere forced to eat their pre-dawn meals by candlelightbefore beginning their day-time Ramadan fast. ‘’It wasreally difficult,” said farmerMohammed Zaman.The northern grid crashedabout 2:30 a.m. because itcould no longer keep up withthe huge demand for powerin the hot summer, officialsin the state of Uttar Pradeshsaid. However, Power MinisterSushil Kumar Shinde said hewas not sure exactly whatcaused the collapse and hadformed a committee to inves-tigate it.The grid feeds the nation’sbreadbasket in Punjab, the war-wracked region of Kashmir,the burgeoning capital of New Delhi, the Dalai Lama’sHimalayan headquarters inDharmsala and the world’smost populous state, the pov-erty stricken Uttar Pradesh.By late morning, 60 percentof the power had been restoredin the eight northern statesaffected by the outage and therest was expected to be back online by the afternoon, Shindesaid. The grid was drawingpower from the neighboringeastern and western grids aswell as getting hydroelectricpower from the small neigh-boring mountain kingdom of Bhutan.New Delhi residents wereroused from sleep when theirfans and air conditionersstopped and came out of theirhomes in the heat as the entirecity turned dark. Temperaturesin the city were in the mid-30s (90s Fahrenheit) with 89percent humidity. New Delhi’sMetro transit system, with 1.8million daily riders, stopped forhours during the morning com-mute. Some trains across thenorthern region were strandedwhen their electric enginesfailed. Others were delayed byhours as they were hooked todiesel engines.Amit Naik, a toy maker inNew Delhi, was forced to closehis workshop for the day.‘’There was no water, somy machine couldn’t run.Other people had the same dif-ficulties,” he said.While the outage wasunique in its reach, its impactwas softened by Indians’ famil-iarity with almost daily poweroutages of varying duration.Hospitals and major businesseshave backup generators thatkick in when during powercuts, and upscale homes runon backup systems powered bytruck batteries.“This will obviously getworse,” said Subhash Chawla,a 65-year-old retiree who tookthe Metro once power wasrestored. ‘’Unless the Metrohas a separate power supply, itwill be chaos in the future.”The Confederation of IndianIndustry said the outage was areminder of the urgent needfor the government to fix thepower sector, ensure a steadysupply of coal for power plantsand reform the electricity utili-ties. Transmission and distri-bution losses in some statesare as much as 50 percentbecause of theft and corruptionby employees in the powerindustry.Shinde deflected criticism,pointing out that the UnitedStates and Brazil also had hugepower failures in recent years.‘’I ask you to look at thepower situation in other coun-tries as well,” he said.The failure was the firsttime since 2001 that the north-ern grid had collapsed. ButIndia’s demand for electric-ity has soared since then as itseconomy has grown sharply.The outage was a reminder of the country’s long road aheadin upgrading its infrastructureto meet its aspirations of beingan economic superpower.India’s Central ElectricityAuthority reports power defi-cits of about 8 percent in recentmonths. But any connectionto the grid remains a luxuryfor many. One-third of India’shouseholds do not even haveelectricity to power a lightbulb, according to last year’scensus.The power deficit wasworsened by a weak monsoonthat lowered hydroelectricgeneration and kept tempera-tures higher, further increas-ing electricity usage as peopleseek to cool off. Shivpal SinghYadav, the power minister inthe state of Uttar Pradesh,home to 200 million people,said that while demand dur-ing peak hours hits 11,000megawatts, the state can onlyprovide 9,000 megawatts.Uttar Pradesh PowerCorporation chief AvnishAwasthi blamed the grid col-lapse on states drawing morethan their allotted power tomeet the summer demand.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Partly cloudy.Lows in the upper 60s. Southwinds around 5 mph.
: Hot. Partlycloudy with a 30 percentchance of showers and thun-derstorms. Highs around 90.Southwest winds around 10mph shifting to the northwestin the afternoon.
:Mostly clear. Lows in the mid60s. Northwest winds around5 mph.
: Mostlysunny. Highs in the mid 80s.Northwest winds 5 to 10mph.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT, THURSDAY
: Mostly clear.Lows in the lower 60s. Highsin the upper 80s.
:Partly cloudy with a 20 per-cent chance of showers andthunderstorms. Lows in theupper 60s.
: Partly cloudywith a 30 percent chance of showers and storms. Highs inthe upper 80s.
: Partlycloudy with a 20 percentchance of showers and thun-derstorms. Lows around 70.
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