Vol. 142 No. 49
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general manager,Delphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising managerTiffany Brantley
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Charles A. Fletcher
Nov. 22, 1924Aug. 18, 2012
Charles A. Fletcher, 87,of Delphos, died at 4:09 a.m.Saturday at St. Rita’s MedicalCenter.He was born Nov. 22,1924, in Crestline to Albertand Arrenda (Flockencier)Fletcher, who preceded himin death.On Jan. 25, 1947, he mar-ried Martha Jones, who sur-vives in Delphos.Survivors also includeson John Andrew (Debra)Fletcher of Barrington, Ill.;daughters Linda Garcia of Fullerton, Calif., Gail Fletcherof Delphos and Nan (Larry)Platt of Austin, Texas; grand-children Vanessa Schloseof Bullhead City, Ariz.,Stephanie Schlose of Orange,Calif., Amber (Shannon)Daulbaugh of Vandalia,Ill., Erin (Russ) Robertsof Spencerville, NathanDaulbaugh of Toledo, AlexFletcher of Berrington, Ill.,and Fletcher Platt of Austin,Texas; great-granddaughtersAmanda (Michael) Solorzanoof Bullhead City, Ariz.,and Kendyl Lee Roberts of Spencerville; and great-great-granddaughter, MakaylaSolorzano of Bullhead City,Ariz.He was preceded indeath by brothers Robert H.(Jane) and Earl H. (Marjorie)Fletcher.Mr. Fletcher was an U.S.Army veteran who served inWorld War II from 1943-46.He was a freight agent forthe Pennsylvania Railroad for44 years, retiring in 1986.He was a member of TrinityUnited Methodist Churchand active in MethodistMen. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars,American Legion, FraternalOrder of Eagles, Masons anda former member of the LionsClub. He was a graduate of Crestline High School. Heplayed piano, played in FiveNotes and sang in the churchchoir.Services begin at 11 a.m.Wednesday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, theRev. David Howell officiat-ing. Burial will be in WalnutGrove Cemetery, withmilitary graveside rites byDelphos Veterans Council.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Tuesday at the funeralhome and an hour before ser-vices.Memorial contributionsmay be made to TrinityUnited Methodist ChurchMusic Fund.
Navy Chief Petty Office John Keith,30, of San Diego, Calif.,and formerly of Delphos,Mass of Christian Burialbegins at 11 a.m. Tuesdayat St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church, the Rev.Msgr. Chris Vasko officiat-ing. Burial will follow in St.John’s Cemetery, with fullmilitary graveside rites bythe Navy Patriot Guard andDelphos Veterans Council.Friends may call from 1-3p.m. and 5-7 p.m. today atHarter and Schier FuneralHome, where a rosary ser-vice begins at 7:30 p.m.Memorials are to the JohnKeith Bemis MemorialScholarship Fund.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Partly cloudywith a 20 percent chance of showers in the evening. Thenmostly clear overnight. Lowsin the lower 50s. Northwestwinds around 5 mph.
: Mostlysunny. Highs in the upper70s. Northwest winds around5 mph.
:Mostly clear. Lows in thelower 50s. East winds around5 mph shifting to the southeastovernight.
: Sunny.Highs around 80. Southwestwinds around 5 mph.
:Clear. Lows in the upper 50s.
: Mostly clear. Highsin the mid 80s. Lows in thelower 60s.
: Partlycloudy with a 20 percentchance of showers and storms.Highs in the upper 80s.
:Partly cloudy with a 20 per-cent chance of showers. Lowsin the mid 60s.
: Partly cloudywith a 20 percent chance of showers and storms. Highs inthe mid 80s.At 3:11 p.m. on Friday,Delphos Police went to a resi-dence in the 600 block of WestFirst Street and arrested JasonOsting,38, of Delphoson anactivearrestwarrantissued outof PutnamCountyfor failingto appearin court.Osting was transported tothe Delphos Police Departmentand was later turned over tothe Putnam County Sheriff’sDepartment.
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
BEIRUT — Syrian gov-ernment forces heavily shelledthe cities of Aleppo and Daraaand a suburb of Damascuson the second day of a majorMuslim holiday today, killingup to 30 people, rights groupsand activists said.There was a relative lullin the civil war on Sunday,the first of three days of theEid al-Fitr holiday markingthe end of the holy month of Ramadan. During the holiday,Muslims the world over cele-brate by wearing new clothes,feasting on sumptuous foodand visiting the graves of lovedones. The renewed fighting,however, showed PresidentBashar Assad’s regime is notletting up on its drive to quellthe 18-month-old uprising outof respect for the occasion.Activists reported no signsof jubilation across the bat-tered nation, with smaller-than-usual turnout for tradi-tional prayers on the first dayof the holiday and an air of gloom blanketing major cit-ies.Adding to the despair,two main activist groups —The Syrian Observatory forHuman Rights and the LocalCoordination Committees —said that 10 bodies of adultmales shot execution stylewere found in the Qaboun dis-trict in the capital Damascus.The discovery of bodies insimilar condition is notuncommon in Syria, particu-larly in the last few months asthe uprising descended into acivil war with heavy sectarianundertones.Anti-regime activists saysome 20,000 people have beenkilled since the revolt againstAssad’s rule began in March2011.Even the U.N.’s new envoyto Syria acknowledged onSunday that he had no con-crete ideas to end the conflictand that his mission wouldbe difficult without a unifiedposition by the U.N. SecurityCouncil.“The problem is not whatI can do differently, it is howothers are going to behavedifferently,” Lakhdar Brahimitold The Associated Press athis Paris home on Sunday.“If they spoke in one voiceand were clearly supportive of what I will be doing on theirbehalf, that is what I need,”Brahimi said of what he seeksfrom the Security Council.“Without a unified voice fromthe Security Council, I thinkit will be difficult,” the for-mer Algerian foreign ministeradded.Brahimi was namedFriday to replace formerU.N. Secretary-General KofiAnnan as peace envoy toSyria. He served as a U.N.envoy in Afghanistan andIraq and helped negotiate theend of Lebanon’s civil waras an Arab League envoy. Hesaid Annan’s mission failed“because the internationalcommunity was not as sup-portive as he needed them tobe.”Russia and China haveused their veto power at theSecurity Council to blockstrong Western- and Arab-backed action against theregime of Syria’s Assad.A Syrian foreign ministrysource quoted by the officialSANA news agency warnedBrahimi that, for his missionto succeed, he must persuadecountries backing the rebelsto stop their support for the“armed terrorist bands” — theregime’s parlance for the reb-els.Syria often singles outSaudi Arabia, Qatar andTurkey as the rebels’ mainbackers.The rights groups andactivists said the latest assaultsby tanks and warplanes causedtwo houses to collapse inAleppo, Syria’s largest city,killing at least 14 people.The buildings were in theAl-Sakhour and Qadi Askarneighborhoods, said activistMohammed Saeed, reachedby Skype inside the city.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Sunday:
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02-04-06-30-39Estimated jackpot:$204,000At 12:28 a.m. on Friday,Delphos Police came into con-tact with Devon Schoffner,20, of Delphos in the 100block of East Fifth Streetat which time it was foundSchoffner had an open con-tainer of alcoholic beveragein his possession.As a result, Schoffner wascited into Lima MunicipalCourt on the charge.At 4:23 p.m. on Friday,Delphos Police were calledto Waterworks Park in refer-ence to some damage in therestroom.Upon officers’ arrival, it wasfound someone had taken a largerock and had broken a toilet.At 11:08 a.m. on Sunday,Delphos Police were called tothe 400 block of South MainStreet in reference to a theftcomplaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated someone hadtaken a bicycle that was parkedoutside of the residence.At 12:02 p.m. on Sunday,Delphos Police were called tothe 400 block of North ClayStreet in reference to a theftcomplaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated someone hadgained entry into the residenceand had taken jewelry belong-ing to the victim.High temperature Sundayin Delphos was 76 degrees,low was 57. High a year agotoday was 83, low was 64.Record high for today is 101,set in 1962. Record low is 48,set in 1950.The Ohio State HighwayPatrol investigated an injuryaccident reported at approxi-mately 6:50 p.m. Sunday.Edwin Ketner of Ottawawas westbound on Road Q andapproaching the intersectionat Road 4 near Pandora whenPaul Hazelton of Pandora wassouthbound on Road 4 with asemi-load of 30,000 poundsof beer. Ketner failed to yieldat the stop sign and enteredthe path of the semi. The semistruck the car, the car rotatedand struck the side of the semiand went off the right side of the road and overturned. Thesemi traveled into a field andits cargo was lost.Ketner’s passenger wasPatricia Ketner. Both weretransported to St. Rita’sMedical Center. Their condi-tion is not known.Ketner was cited for failureto yield.
March 25, 1926-Aug. 18, 2012
Rita Mary Oehlhof, 86,formerly of Spencerville andDefiance Commons in Wapak,died at 9:10 p.m. Saturday atAuglaize Acres.She was born March 25,1926, in Toledo to Walter andClara (Lewandowski) Reed.On Sept. 14, 1946, she mar-ried John Frederick Oehlhof,who survives at AuglaizeAcres.Services begin at 1:30p.m. Thursday at SpencervilleUnited Church of Christ, theRev. Vince Lavieri officiating.Burial will be at a later date inSpencerville Cemetery.Friends may call from 4-8p.m. Wednesday at Thomas E.Bayliff Funeral Home, wherea VFW service begins at 8p.m., and for an hour prior tothe service at the church.Memorials are to theAuglaize Acres ActivityFund.
Rita Mary Oehlhof
Delphos manarrested forfailure to appear
Intense fightingrages in Syria
Corn: $8.14Wheat: $8.60Beans: $16.74
Man arrested foropen containerDamage foundin park restroomBicycle takenfrom outsideresidenceJewelry stolenfrom home
Couple injured,beer lost
OstingBy The Associated Press
Today is Monday, Aug. 20,the 233rd day of 2012. Thereare 133 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlights inHistory:
On Aug. 20, 1862, the NewYork Tribune published anopen letter by editor HoraceGreeley to President AbrahamLincoln titled “The Prayerof Twenty Millions”; in it,Greeley called on Lincoln totake more aggressive mea-sures to free the slaves andend the South’s rebellion.
On this date:
In 1833, BenjaminHarrison, 23rd president of the United States, was born inNorth Bend, Ohio.In 1866, President AndrewJohnson formally declared theCivil War over, months afterfighting had stopped.Ladybugs make a chemicalthat smells and tastes terribleso that birds and otherpredators won’t eat them.