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2A – The Herald Monday, August 13, 2012
For The Record
Vol. 142 No. 44
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
Eugene M. “Gene”Schwinnen
Aug. 9, 1938-Aug. 10, 2012
Willard Lowell Nolan, 74,of Venedocia, passed awayvery suddenly at 2:24 p.m.Friday.He was born Aug. 9, 1938,in Mercer County to WillardL. and Edith (Swygart) Nolan,who preceded him in death.On April 7, 1961, he mar-ried Florence R. Robey, whosurvives.Services will begin at10 a.m. Thursday at TrinityFriends Church in Van Wert,Pastors Steve Savage and NeilHammons officiating. Burialwill follow in TomlinsonCemetery with military ritesby the Spencerville veterans.Friends may call from2-8 p.m. Wednesday at thechurch.Memorial contributionsmay be made to the church or acharity of the donor’s choice.Arrangements are byThomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome in Spencerville.High temperature Sundayin Delphos was 77 degrees,low was 57. High a year agotoday was 85, low as 63.Record high for today is 98,set in 1936. Record low is 46,set in 1967.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Showerslikely and chance of thun-derstorms in the evening thenshowers and chance of thun-derstorms overnight. Lowsin the lower 60s. Southeastwinds around 5 mph. Chanceof precipitation 80 percent.
: Mostly cloudywith a chance of showersin the morning then partlycloudy with a slight chanceof showers in the afternoon.Highs in the upper 70s. Westwinds 5 to 10 mph. Chanceof measurable precipitation 40percent.
:Partly cloudy in the eveningthen clearing. Lows in upper50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
: Mostlysunny. Highs in the lower 80s.West winds around 10 mph.
:Mostly clear. Lows in thelower 60s.
: Partlycloudy. A 20 percent chanceof showers in the afternoon.Highs in the mid 80s.
:Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the evening thenchance of showers and a slightchance of a thunderstormovernight. Lows in the mid60s. Chance of measurableprecipitation 50 percent.
: Mostly cloudy.A 40 percent chance of show-ers in the morning. Highs inthe mid 70s.
: Mostlyclear. Lows in the mid 50s.
: Mostlysunny with a 20 percentchance of showers. Highs inthe lower 70s.
Sept. 7, 1954-Aug. 11, 2012
Eugene M. “Gene”Schwinnen, 57, of ruralSpencerville, died at 1:35 p.m.Saturday at his residence.He was born Sept. 7,1954, in Lima to AloysiusF. “Ollie” and Estella C.(Gengler) Schwinnen, whoare deceased.On June 21, 1974, he mar-ried Cynthia Jean “Cindy”Grothouse, who survives.Other survivors includethree children, Amie L.(Mark) Burger of Norwalk,Bradley F. Schwinnenof Delphos and Chad R.(Valerie) Schwinnen of NewAlbany; four grandchildren,Gage, Benjamin and AliviaBurger and Maya Schwinnen;four siblings, LaDonna (Don)Trentman of Vandalia, Margie(Arnie) Wienken of Delphos,Larry (Sue) Schwinnen of Spencerville and Dennis(Barb) Schwinnen of Elida;sister-in-law, Irma Schwinnenof Spencerville; father- andmother-in-law, Robert andLuella Grothouse of Delphos;and brothers- and sisters-inlaw, Joyce Hilvers, Janet(Dave) Huffman, Bob (LindaShaffer) Grothouse and Bill(Barb) Grothouse of Delphos,Patty (Jerry) Bonifas of MiddlePoint and Deb (Jay) Kundert,Jim (Tracey) Grothouse andMark (Angie) Grothouse of Delphos.He was also preceded indeath by an infant daugh-ter, Bethany; a grandson,Austin Schwinnen; and twobrothers, Bernard “Bernie”Schwinnen and infant, LonnieSchwinnen.Mr. Schwinnen attendedLandeck School and was a1972 graduate of St. John’sHigh School. He went to workat the Ohio Department of Transportation, retiring with38 years of service in 2010.He was a member of St. Johnthe Baptist Catholic Churchin Landeck, Delphos EaglesAerie 471. He enjoyed farm-ing with his nephew, TimSchwinnen and loved hostingthe Schwinnen Reunion at hisfamily farm. He also enjoyedfishing and hunting.Mass of Christian Burial willbegin at 11 a.m. Wednesday atSt. John the Baptist CatholicChurch. Burial will be in thechurch cemetery.Friends may call from 2-5p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesdayat Thomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome, Spencerville, where aprayer service will begin at7:45 p.m.Preferred memorials are todonor’s choice.
By LINDSEY TANNERThe Associated Press
CHICAGO — Laws strict-ly curbing school sales of junkfood and sweetened drinksmay play a role in slowingchildhood obesity, accordingto a study that seems to offerthe first evidence such effortscould pay off.The results come fromthe first large national look atthe effectiveness of the statelaws over time. They are nota slam-dunk, and even obesityexperts who praised the studyacknowledge the measures area political hot potato, smackingof a “nanny state” and opposedby industry and cash-strappedschools relying on food pro-cessors’ money.But if the laws have evena tiny effect, “what are thedownsides of improving thefood environment for chil-dren today?” asked Dr. DavidLudwig, an obesity specialistat Harvard Medical School andBoston Children’s Hospital.“You can’t get much worsethan it already is.”Children in the study gainedless weight from fifth througheighth grades if they lived instates with strong, consistentlaws versus no laws govern-ing snacks available in schools.For example, kids who were 5feet tall and 100 pounds gainedon average 2.2 fewer pounds if they lived in states with stronglaws in the three years studied.Also, children who wereoverweight or obese in fifthgrade were more likely to reacha healthy weight by eighthgrade if they lived in stateswith the strongest laws.The effects weren’t huge,and the study isn’t proof that thelaws influenced kids’ weight.But the results raised optimismamong obesity researchers andpublic health experts who gen-erally applaud strong laws toget junk food out of schools.“This is the first real evi-dence that the laws are like-ly to have an impact,” saidDr. Virginia Stallings, direc-tor of the nutrition centerat Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Stallings chairedan Institute of Medicine panelthat urged standards for mak-ing snack foods and drinkssold in schools more healthfulbut was not involved in thenew research.The authors of the study,released online today in the journal Pediatrics, analyzeddata on 6,300 students in40 states. Their heights andweights were measured inspring 2004, when they werefinishing fifth grade and soonto enter middle school, andin 2007, during the spring of eighth grade.The researchers also exam-ined several databases of statelaws on school nutrition dur-ing the same time. The stateswere not identified in the studybecause of database licenserestrictions that protect thestudents’ confidentiality, theauthors said.The laws governed food anddrinks sold in public school vend-ing machines and school stores,outside of mealtime. Laws wereconsidered strong if they includedspecific nutrition requirements,such as limits on sugar and fats.Laws were rated weak if therequirements were vague andmerely urged sales of “healthy”food without specifics.The results show that forthese laws to be effective, theyneed to be consistently strongin all grades, said lead authorDaniel Taber, a health policyresearcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago.In late 2003, 27 of the statesstudied had no relevant lawsaffecting middle-schoolers,seven had weak laws and sixhad strong laws. Several statesand school districts enactedtougher laws affecting middle-schoolers and younger kidsduring the next few years asnational concern rose overobesity rates.Recent data suggest thatalmost 20 percent of elementa-ry school children nationwideare obese, and the rate amongteens is only slightly lower.Corn: $8.15Wheat: $8.75Beans: $16.67
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a cost-of-doing-business factorand multiplied the total by thenumber of students. That total wasadded to a $49,000 “add-on” thatbrought Delphos to $5,650,000.That was for the 2006-2007 aca-demic year, in which the for-mula then subtracted its 23-mill“charge off” designed to accountfor the district’s wealth basedon property values. This reducedstate funding to Delphos CitySchools from $5.6 million to $1.8million.The DeRolph formula wasinitially ruled unconstitutional in1994 but overturned on appeal.The state supreme court upheldthe initial ruling in 1997 but alsodid so three subsequent times.Eighteen years later anddespite it being officially abol-ished, the unconstitutional for-mula remains in place by virtue of the state working off the amountsits calculations arrived at.“There is no formula otherthan to say ‘this is the moneyyou got last year; divide it by thenumber of students and multiplythat number by this number andthat’s what you get’,” Rostorfersaid. “There has been no move-ment; they didn’t think they’dhave a formula in place for thiscoming school year and theydon’t. We don’t know whenwe’ll have one.”At 11:45 a.m. on Saturday,while investigating a complaintin the 600 block of West SixthStreet, Delphos Police cameinto contact with MichaelSterling, 54, of Delphos, atwhich time it was found thatSterling was in possession of agreen leafy substance believedto be marijuana.Sterling was cited into VanWert Municipal Court on thecharge.At 3:54 a.m. on Saturday,Delphos Police were calledto the 600 block of NorthWashington Street in refer-ence to a violation of a protec-tion order.Upon officers’ arrival, theyspoke with the victim whoadvised a family or householdmember who the victim has avalid protection order againsthad been contacting them. Acopy of the report will beforwarded to the prosecutor’soffice for review and possiblecharges.
Complaint leadsto possessionchargeVictim reportsviolation of protective order
TOLEDO (AP) — An Ohioman has been sentenced to lifein prison for the slayings of a couple found in a subur-ban Toledo home with plasticbags over their heads and theirhands bound with tape.Lucas County CommonPleas Judge Dean Mandrossentenced 24-year-old SamuelWilliams on Friday to twoconsecutive life terms in pris-on without parole for aggra-vated murder charges in the2011 slayings of 20-year-oldLisa Straub and 21-year-oldJohnny Clarke. Authoritieshave said they were killed ina robbery gone awry.Williams also was givenadditional time for kidnap-ping and aggravated burglarycharges.Charges for another man inthe case, 23-year-old CameoPettaway, were dismissedafter a judge ruled there wasnot enough evidence linkinghim to the deaths.Messages left for Williams’attorneys were not immedi-ately returned.
Spokesman:Billy Grahamdoing well atNC hospital
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP)— Nurses report that evange-list Billy Graham had a restfulnight at the North Carolinahospital where he’s beingtreated for bronchitis.Graham spokesman A.Larry Ross reported Grahamwas having breakfast thismorning and is doing well.The 93-year-old Grahamwas admitted to MissionHospital in Asheville over-night Saturday for treatmentof the lung infection.Ross says Graham watchedthe closing ceremony of theLondon Olympics from hishospital bed Sunday evening.
Study: Junk food laws mayhelp curb kids’ obesity
Man sentenced incase of couple bound