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Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
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Obituaries 2AState/Local 3APolitics 4ACommunity 5ASports 6-7AAnnouncements 8AClassifieds 9ATV 10ACanal Days 11ACanal Days 1-4B
Mostly cloudyTuesday witha 20 percentchance of showers inthe morning,then partly cloudy in theafternoon. Cooler. Highs inthe lower 60s. Mostly clearand colder Tuesday night.Lows in the upper 30s.
Canal Days hosts record crowds
Dena Martz photos
People from all over the area packed into the Entertainment Tent Saturday evening. 2012 Canal Days Chair Dana Steinbrennersaid the weekend saw a record crowd. See more photos on pages 11A, 1B and 4B.
Breece Rohr of St. John’s performs a ring jump during the cheer competition Sundayat Canal Days. See more cheer pictures in Wednesday’s Herald.
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Ryan “Ike” Eickholt, left, met up with friend JayHoldgreve after the Canal Days 5K Sunday.
Delphos native runs 315Ks for cancer research
BY ALEX WOODRINGawoodring@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — The conceptis pretty straightforward. Runa 5K (3.1 miles) race everyweek for 31 weeks to raisemoney for cancer research. 31weeks, 31 races, 3.1 miles forone cause. That is exactly whatDelphos native and St. John’sgraduate Ryan “Ike” Eickholtis doing in what is known asthe 31 Initiative.“I started back in Marchof this year and the DelphosCanal Days 5K is 29th of the31 races,” said Eickholt.Eickholt, who now lives inDublin with his wife and chil-dren, was inspired by his goodfriend, Jay Holdgreve.“Jay is a very good friendof mine who was diagnosedwith testicular cancer inAugust 2010,” said Eickholt.“While he battled the cancer,he created a website, www.tcare.org, to tell his story andraise awareness.”Holdgreve created the JayHoldgreve Endowment in con- junction with The Arthur G.James Cancer Hospital andRichard J. Solove ResearchInstitute at The Ohio StateUniversity. Through theendowment, Holdgreve is try-ing to raise enough money sothat the funds can be specifi-cally earmarked to find a curefor testicular cancer.“I know Jay has put in atremendous amount of timeand energy into trying to raisemoney for the endowment.I wanted to help my friendreach his goal to raise moneyby having people sponsor meand contribute to the endow-ment on my behalf,” Eickholtsaid. “For every race, I weara custom-made T-shirt embla-zoned with ‘The 31 Initiative’on the front and ‘31 Weeks,31 Races, 3.1 Miles, 1 Cause,TCARE.ORG’ on the back.”Eickholt created a blog for
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For The Record
The DelphosHerald
Vol. 142 No.69
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general manager,Delphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising managerTiffany Brantley
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Thomas ‘Tom’Joseph DeiteringCarol Rae Foster
Teen cited forimpaired drivingBicycle stolenfrom outsidebusinessWoman arrestedfor domesticviolenceStereo equip-ment missingfrom vehicleDetectivesprobing burglaryPolice locate items stolen fromresidence; charges pendingVictim pressescharges inassault case
Mom charged with theftfrom overseas soldier
Corn $7.97Wheat $8.99Soybeans $17.42A girl was born Sept. 16 toDestiny Atterberry and RyanReynolds of Delphos.
A boy was born Sept. 15to Emily and Shane Judy of Elida.A girl was born Sept. 16 toDestiny Atterberry and RyanReynolds of Delphos.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Sunday:
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Thomas Deitering, 76,of Leipsic, died 12:23 p.m.Saturday at St. Rita’s MedicalCenter, Lima.He was born Feb. 8, 1936,in Ottoville to the late LeoJoseph and Rose (Murray)Deitering. On July 11, 1959,he married Mary Ann Kaple,who survives in Leipsic.Mass of Christian burial willbegin at 10 a.m. Wednesdayat the Holy Family CatholicChurch, New Cleveland, withFr. Stephen Schroeder offici-ating. Burial will follow in theHoly Family Cemetery, withmilitary graveside services bythe Ottawa American Legion.Visitation will be from 2-4and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, wherea scripture service will be at2 p.m. and Rosary by Knightsof Columbus at 7:30 p.m.; andone hour prior to the serviceWednesday at Love FuneralHome, Ottawa.Memorials may be givento the Holy Family CatholicRadio.Condolences may be sentto lovefuneralhome.com.Carol Rae Foster, 89, of rural Venedocia, died at 7:30p.m. Sept. 10 at the HospiceHouse of Mid Michigan inLansing, where she had resid-ed for a short while.A memorial service forMrs. Foster and her husband,Daniel, who died Jan. 10,2001, will be held at a laterdate.Arrangements are incom-plete at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville.On Friday at 1:12 a.m.,while on routine patrol in the100 block of East SecondStreet, Delphos Police cameinto contact with LoganBinnion, 19, of Spencerville,at which time it was foundthat Binnion was operating avehicle while impaired.Binnion was taken intocustody and cited into LimaMunicipal Court on the viola-tion and was later released toa family member.At 5:04 p.m. on Saturday,Delphos Police were calledto the 200 block of SouthMain Street in reference to atheft complaint in that area.Upon officers’ arrival,the victim stated someonehad taken a bicycle belong-ing to the victim while theywere inside a business in thatarea.At 3:21 a.m. Friday,Delphos Police were called tothe Old Lincoln Inn in refer-ence to a domestic violencecomplaintat a resi-dence atthat loca-tion.Uponofficers’arrival,theyobservedMelissaFrasl,31, of Delphos,assaulting a family or house-hold member. Frasl wastaken into custody and wastransported to the Van WertCounty Jail and will appear inVan Wert Municipal Court onthe charge.The family or householdmember was transported toa local hospital by DelphosEMS.At 4:08 p.m. on Thursday,Delphos Police were calledto a residence in the 800block of East Second Streetin reference to a theft com-plaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated someone hadgained entry into the vic-tim’s vehicle and removedstereo equipment and speak-ers from inside the vehicle.At 11:34 p.m. on Saturday,Delphos Police were calledto the 600 block of East FifthStreet in reference to a bur-glary at a residence in thatarea.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated someone hadforcibly gained entry into theresidence.Detectives from theDelphos Police Departmentwere called to the scene andtook over the investigation.At 4:29 p.m. on Sunday,Delphos Police were calledto the 200 bock of HollandAvenue in reference to a theftcomplaint.Upon officers’ arrival,they spoke with the victimwho advised someone hadtaken items from a storagearea at the residence and apossible suspect was identi-fied.Officers spoke with thesuspect, at which time theylocated some of the itemstaken from the storage area.Charges are pending in thecase.At 12:37 p.m. on Sunday,Delphos Police were contact-ed by a subject in reference toan assault that had occurredaround 1 a.m. on Sundaymorning.The victim stated a subjectknown to them assaulted andstruck them in the face. Thevictim advised that he wantedto pursue charges in the mat-ter.CANTON (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio say they’vearrested a woman charged with stealing her son’s state andfederal income tax refunds while he was serving with the U.S.Army in Iraq and Afghanistan.The Repository in Canton reports police stopped 42-year-old Jennifer Fletcher on Sunday in Brewster after determiningthe vehicle she was driving had been reported stolen. Thenewspaper reports Fletcher is suspected of withdrawing $7,500from her son’s account in 2010 and 2011 and forging his sig-nature to cash checks in his name.Court records show she was arrested on charges of theft,identify fraud and forgery.Police say a man who was living with Fletcher is chargedwith complicity to those alleged crimes.Fletcher was taken to jail, and records listed no attorneyfor her.
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Teachers strike enters 2nd week
CHICAGO (AP) —Chicago Mayor RahmEmanuel is turning to thecourts to try to put an end toa teachers strike that’s enter-ing its second week and hasleft parents scrambling tomake alternative child carearrangements for at least twomore days.The union and school lead-ers seemed headed toward aresolution at the end of lastweek, saying they were opti-mistic students in the nation’sthird-largest school districtwould be back in class byMonday. But teachers uncom-fortable with a tentative con-tract offer decided Sunday toremain on strike, saying theyneeded more time to review acomplicated proposal.Emanuel fired back, say-ing he told city attorneys toseek a court order forcingChicago Teachers Unionmembers back into the class-room.The strike is the first forthe city’s teachers in 25 yearsand has kept 350,000 studentsout of class, leaving parentsto make other plans.Working mom DequitaWade said that when thestrike started, she sent her son15 miles away to a cousin’shouse so he wouldn’t be leftunsupervised in a neighbor-hood known for violent crimeand gangs. She was hopingthe union and district wouldwork things out quickly.“You had a whole week.This is beginning to be ridic-ulous,” Wade said. “Are theygoing to keep prolongingthings?”Months of contract nego-tiations have come down totwo main issues central tothe debate over the future of education across the UnitedStates: teacher evaluationsand job security.Union delegates said theyfelt uncomfortable approvingthe contract because they hadseen it only in bits. The unionwill meet again Tuesday, afterthe end of Rosh Hashana, theJewish new year.“There’s no trust for ourmembers of the board,”Chicago Teachers Unionpresident Karen Lewis toldreporters Sunday night.“They’re not happy with theagreement. They’d like it toactually be a lot better.”Emanuel said the strikewas illegal because it endan-gers the health and safetyof students and concernedissues — evaluations, layoffsand recall rights — that statelaw says cannot be groundsfor a work stoppage.“This was a strike of choice and is now a delay of choice that is wrong for ourchildren,” Emanuel said in awritten statement.The strike has shined aspotlight on Emanuel’s lead-ership more than ever, andsome experts have suggestedthe new contract — whichfeatures annual pay raisesand other benefits — is a winfor union.“I’m hard-pressed to imag-ine how they could have donemuch better,” said RobertBruno, a professor of laborand employment relationsat the University of Illinoisat Chicago. “This is a veryimpressive outcome for theteachers.”With an average salary of $76,000, Chicago teachersare among the highest-paidin the nation, and the contractoutline calls for annual raises.But some teachers are upsetit did not restore a 4 percentraise Emanuel rescinded lastyear.Emanuel pushed for acontract that includes ratch-eting up the percentage of evaluations based on studentperformance, to 35 percentwithin four years. The unioncontends that does not takeinto account outside factorsthat affect student perfor-mance such as poverty andviolence.The union pushed for apolicy to give laid-off teach-ers first dibs on open jobsanywhere in the district, butthe city said that would keepprincipals from hiring theteachers they think are mostqualified.The union has engaged insomething of a publicity cam-paign, telling parents aboutproblems that include a lackof important books and basicsupplies.Some parents said theyremain sympathetic to teach-ers.A record 202 countriesparticipated in the 2004Olympic Summer Games inAthens.
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Tens of thousandswanted felons free
DAYTON (AP) — Thereare tens of thousands of want-ed Ohio felons on the loose,and a newspaper reports thatnot many of them are beingactively sought.The Dayton Daily Newsreported recently that itsanalysis finds that authoritiessay there are too many to goafter. They cite budget issues,inconsistencies in tracking andsharing information on war-rants, and jail space shortagesfor the backlog.There are more than 1million warrants listed in theNational Crime InformationCenter database. Ohio’s coun-terpart has more than 35,000,some of which are in bothdatabases.“There’s just too many,”said Pat Sedoti, U.S. Marshalin charge of three SouthernOhio Fugitive ApprehensionStrike Teams (SOFAST).“You have to pick the onesyou want to go after.”The numbers in west-ern Ohio ranged from 51 inChampaign County to 10,309in Montgomery County.Among those at large areaccused and even convicteddrug traffickers, sex offenders,and violent criminals. Theyinclude people who skippedbond, couldn’t be found, or arewanted for violating probationor parole terms.Other than the work of special teams like SOFAST,apprehending fugitives oftencomes down to tips or luck.“Otherwise, you just hopethey get pulled over, really,”Sedoti said.But chance encounters canbe dangerous for police whenthey find fugitives desperate toavoid capture.“There are officer safetyrisks,” said David Kennedy,director of the Center forCrime Prevention andControl for the John JayCollege of Criminal Justiceat City University of NewYork. “There are a certainnumber of extremely danger-ous people out there.”Among those on the lamis Enrique Torres, missing forsix years after being accusedof stabbing to death KevinBarnhill, 27, of Maineville, anorthern Cincinnati suburb.Barnhill’s parents are stillpushing for pursuit of Torres,whom Warren County author-ities say was in this countryillegally from Mexico.“We feel our govern-ment has let us down,” saidBill Barnhill, Kevin’s father.“We’re taxpaying citizens. Wedeserve to be protected.”SOFAST forces wereestablished by Congress in2000 to help with the problem.The newspaper found someother improvements beingmade, but there are still toomany wanted felons for lawenforcement officials to keepup with.
Ohio University hosted huge bands in ’69
ATHENS (AP) — For a totalof only $5, an Ohio Universitystudent in 1969 could have seentwo of the most iconic bands inrock ‘n’ roll history.The Athens Messengerrecounted Sunday the hostingthat seems so unlikely now of both Led Zeppelin and The Whoon the southeastern AppalachianOhio campus.With their rock opera album“Tommy” a major innovativehit, The Who came to town thatNovember for an energetic showthat delighted an excited crowd.“I remember (lead singer)Roger Daltrey swinging themicrophone around by the cordwondering if I was going toget knocked out,” recalled DanHime, then a student reporter forThe Post. Hime went backstageafter the show to do interviews,but said he couldn’t get nearDaltrey because of a throng of female fans. Pete Townshendcontinued to play air guitar tohimself, he said, but he did inter-view bassist John Entwhistle anddrummer Keith Moon.Both were relaxed and friend-ly, Hime said, although Moon’srelaxation was no doubt helpedby a bottle of whiskey a studenthad provided for his use duringthe show. That was promoterSteve Bossin, who was chairmanof the Campus EntertainmentCommittee and now lives inCleveland.Bossin averted a crisis whenhe gave his Jack Daniels tothe band, he said. The OhioUniversity police had beenenforcing a ban on alcohol,angering The Who. Bossin wasarrested briefly, but was freedto enjoy the show he said drewpeople from miles around towhat was the region’s largestindoor concert venue“They had come for a goodtime and they were not disap-pointed,” Bossin said.The more storied concert isthe May visit by Led Zeppelin,who were then still emergingas a rock force. Surprisingly,the Robert Plant-fronted bandwas the opening act for JoseFeliciano.Feliciano had achieved suc-cess with his acoustic version of The Doors’ “Light My Fire,” butpromoters wanted a rock band toattract students.Led Zeppelin did just finefor that.“People would not stop cheer-ing, jumping and banging chairswhen LZ concluded the sched-uled set,” said Mike Pavlik, thena 17-year-old high school stu-dent. He had come to the concertwith a friend who wanted to seeFeliciano. He didn’t know muchbeforehand about Led Zeppelin.“They came back for oneencore, then another,” Pavliksaid. “People kept screaming ...(guitarist) Jimmy Page steppedforward and announced: ‘That’sall we have.’ “Bossin said it cost only about$5,000 to book Led Zeppelin.He and others say that much of the crowd left after Led Zeppelinended its show, not waiting forFeliciano. They add that the bandlater showed up at the BakerCenter student union, lookingfor something to eat.
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people to keep track of his prog-ress and help his cause, locatedat the31initiative.blogspot.com.On blog is a paragraph labeled“HOW TO DONATE” on theupper left hand corner. The linkwill take those interested in help-ing out to the site where donationscan be made through The OhioState University.Eickholt reflected on his jour-ney, now coming to a close withtwo races left.“I have truly enjoyed this jour-ney so far,” said Eickholt. “I havestayed injury free, knock on wood,and every race is a new experiencebecause the courses are different.Also, each race is a new opportu-nity to try to improve my time.“A great secondary benefit torunning all of the 5Ks is that Iam also supporting other charitiesas most 5Ks benefit a particularcause. A high for me, so far, wasrunning a race back in May whichraised money for pediatric cancerresearch. Before the race, sev-eral kids who were battling can-cer were introduced. It was veryemotional and truly made youappreciate your life,” he shared.It has not all been easy, how-ever. Eickholt was not sparedfrom June’s major wind storm.“My low was missing a racedue to the late June wind storm thatravaged most of Ohio,” he said. “Ihad a race in Defiance scheduledthat weekend and although I triedto get there, I couldn’t. I made itall the way to Oakwood beforebeing stopped by a road closing.Eventually, I was able to get backon track by running two races inone weekend.”Though Eickholt enjoys run-ning, he would not say he lovesit, mentioning how at times runscan get a bit “boring.” But run-ning is not the motivation for the31 initiative.“I am running for Jay and hisvision to raise awareness abouttesticular cancer and his goal tofind a cure for testicular cancer,”Eickholt proclaimed. “I admire hisdrive. He isn’t sitting back. He isout front trying to raise money tohelp others.“In the grand scheme of things,the races I’ve run are not impor-tant,” he continued. “What trulymatters is the money being raisedfor the Jay Holdgreve Endowmentfor Testicular Cancer Research.That research is what could trulymake a difference.”

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