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Monday, October 1, 2012
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50¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Enrollment in online schools inOhio surpasses 30,000, p3Jays lose volleyball marathon toBig Green, p6
UpfrontSports
Forecast
Obituaries 2State/Local 3Politics 4Community 5Sports 6-8Announcements 9TV 10Classifieds 11
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CloudyTuesday.Showers likelyin the morning,then chance of showers and aslight chance of a thunderstormin the afternoon. Highs in theupper 60s. Lows in the upper50s. Chance of precipitation50-60 percent. See page 2.
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Clubs offerhealth screenings
The Delphos Kiwanis andRotary clubs will hold the33rd annual blood screen-ing program on Oct. 6 andOct. 13. Both will last from7-9 a.m. in the JeffersonHigh School cafeteria.Tests include bloodscreening for $30, PSA(prostate-specific antigen)test for $35, pre-diabeticscreen (A1C) for $15and a thyroid stimulatinghormone test for $20.The tests will be con-ducted by MedLab, Inc.
Blood drive setWednesday
The American Red Crosswill hold a blood drive from2-7 p.m. Wednesday at theKnights of Columbus hall onElida Avenue in Delphos.Individuals who are 17years of age, weigh at least110 pounds and are in goodgeneral health can donate.Call 1-800-RED-CROSSto make an appointment.
Warning sirentest Wednesday
The 48 Allen County com-munity warning sirens will betested at noon on Wednesday.In the event of an actualemergency, the sirens arean indication persons inthe affected area shouldgo indoors and tune toa local news media foradditional informationand instructions on emer-gency action to be taken.
DJ, SJ selling FB tix
Football Friday pre-saletickets for the Jefferson homegame (Columbus Grove) andthe St. John’s away game(Fort Recovery) are on sale.Prices for the Wildcats(normal office hours at allfour District offices andthe Admin. Building) are$5 for adults, $4 for stu-dents (all tickets at the gates$6). Fans can buy reservedseats for $5 at the AB.Prices for the Blue Jays(normal HS office hoursand until noon Friday) are$6 for adults (for all tix atthe gate), $4 for students.
TODAY
Boys Soccer: NK atSpencerville, 5 p.m.;Van Wert at Wapak(WBL), 5 p.m.; Bath atElida (WBL), 7 p.m.Girls Soccer (5 p.m.):Ottoville at Kalida (PCL);Ada at Lincolnview (NWC).Girls Golf: Division IIDistrict at Sycamore Springs(Lincolnview), 9 a.m.Volleyball (5:30p.m.): ColumbusGrove at St. John’s;Ottoville at Ayersville;Spencerville at LTC.
Green EnergyTour to visit VanWert County
BY ED GEBERTDHI correspondent
VAN WERT — No placein the Buckeye State has asmuch to offer in the way of working wind energy as VanWert County. On Thursday,this county, along withPaulding County, will hostpersons wanting to get a lookat the utility-scale wind tur-bines in action.Green Energy Ohio is host-ing a Wind Farm Tour thisweek in cooperation with theOhio Farm Bureau, bringing abusload of people to the areafrom Urbana, Bellefontaine,and Wapakoneta.Those taking the free tourwill spend the afternoon vis-iting three sites of interestto those who have questionsabout the large turbines or just want an up-close look.The first site is near CooperFarms Cooked Meats nearthe intersection of U.S. 127and Convoy Rd. CooperFarms already has twoGoldwind 1.5 MW turbinesfully functioning, supplyingabout half of the electricenergy needed to power theplant. Ground was broken just two weeks ago for athird turbine, which compa-ny officials say should pro-vide 75 percent of the plant’spower needs.From the Cooper site, thetour will get a look at the 152Gamesa 2 MW turbines thatmake up the Blue Creek WindFarm spread across northeast-ern Van Wert County andinto Paulding County. Windfarm Operations ManagerNeil Voje will be on hand,as well as Van Wert CountyCommissioner Clair Dudgeonto answer questions.The third stop is HavilandDrainage Products wherethree Goldwind 1.5 MW windturbines are currently beinginstalled. The energy from thethree turbines will be used bythe manufacturing facility.Local residents can jointhe tour at Cooper Farmsat approximately 1 p.m.Although there is no costfor the tour, reservations areneeded to insure bus space.Contact Emily Sautter at 216-789-5248 or Emily@greenen-ergyohio.org and let her knowwhere you will board the bus.A boxed lunch is availablefor those boarding in Urbana,Bellfontaine and Wapakonetafor $10.
It’s My Job
Butcher’s been putting food on the table for 16 years
BY STACY TAFFstaff@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS—If you wantto know what the mostpopular cut of meat is atyour local supermarket,there’s no better person toask than the meat manag-er. At Chief Supermarketin Delphos, that person isJerry Beining.“Ground beef is alwaysthe biggest seller. Locally,that’s followed by beef roast and then probablyT-bones and Delmonicos,”he said. “What’s selling themost really depends on thetime of year. In the sum-mer, people are doing a lotof grilling, so you’re goingto be selling more of thoseitems.”Having spent 16 years asmeat manager, 10 years as ameat cutter and a previous10 years at a butcher shop,Beining can also advisecustomers on meat prepara-tion.“We give cooking sug-gestions; sometimes wehand out recipes,” he said.“We point customers towardcooking spices and suppliesto help get them set up fornew meal ideas. We answerquestions about food safetytips and cooking tempera-tures, things like that.”As manager of the meatdepartment, Beining doesmore than just cut meat.“On a typical day, I’mordering the meat, makingsure all of the cases areworking and figuring outwhat needs to be cut firstbased on what sold the daybefore,” he said. “I alsohelp unload palettes andtake orders, whether overthe phone or in person andI promote signage for newproducts. When it comesto cutting the meat, we allrotate working Sundays andsome evenings we worklater hours and we’ll still bein here cutting at 6 p.m.”When your job revolvesaround fresh meat, a suddenrise in demand can prove tobe a nightmare.“One of the hardestthings is special ordersfrom a funeral or some-thing else like that,” hesaid. “Things like that areusually last-minute andyou have to scramble tofit it into your schedule.When there’s bad weather,sometimes the trucks willbe late. When there’s badweather coming in, wehave more people comingin and it can get prettybusy around here.”Even factoring in theoccasional inconveniences,Beining enjoys going towork every day.“I think we all enjoy thechallenges we encounterevery day,” he said. “It canbe hard at times because it’sa fresh product, so you haveto order what you think youcan use so there isn’t anywaste. There’s a lot of vari-ety in what we do here,so it doesn’t get boring. Ialso enjoy working withthese people. We have justa handful of employees inthe meat department, so youhave people you can reallytalk with. It’s nice workingwith the customers, too, yousee people you know andyou get to talk and minglewith them.”Beining lives in Ottovillewith his wife, Sue. Theyhave four children: Nick,27, Troy, 24, Nathan, 21and Rachel, 18.
Stacy Taff photo
Jerry Beining has been meat manager at Chief Supermarket in Delphos for the last 16 years.
Medicare to fine hospitalsfor readmitted patients
By RICARDOALONSO-ZALDIVARThe Associated Press
WASHINGTON — If youor an elderly relative havebeen hospitalized recentlyand noticed extra attentionwhen the time came to bedischarged, there’s more to itthan good customer service.As of today, Medicare willstart fining hospitals that havetoo many patients readmit-ted within 30 days of dis-charge due to complications.The penalties are part of abroader push under PresidentBarack Obama’s health carelaw to improve quality whilealso trying to save taxpayersmoney.About two-thirds of thehospitals serving Medicarepatients, or some 2,200 facili-ties, will be hit with penaltiesaveraging around $125,000per facility this coming year,according to government esti-mates.Data to assess the penal-ties have been collected andcrunched, and Medicare hasshared the results with indi-vidual hospitals. Medicareplans to post details onlinelater in October, and peoplecan look up how their commu-nity hospitals performed byusing the agency’s “HospitalCompare” website.It adds up to a new way of doing business for hospitals,and they have scrambled toprepare for well over a year.They are working on ways toimprove communication withrehabilitation centers and doc-tors who follow patients afterthey’re released, as well asconnecting individually withpatients.“There is a lot of activity atthe hospital level to straightenout our internal processes,”said Nancy Foster, vice presi-dent for quality and safetyat the American HospitalAssociation. “We are alsospreading our wings a littleand reaching outside the hos-pital, to the extent that wecan, to make sure patients aregetting the ongoing treatment
See MEDICARE, page 2
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Church celebrates 80 years with youthful offerings
First Assembly of God Children’s Pastor Angie Chung helps Nathan Brown whilehe plays “Oh Rats!” during the church’s 80th anniversary celebration Sunday.Children enjoy the bouncy house.Nathan Brown tries his hand at “Frog Frenzy” while Maggie Cripe looks on.
 
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ST. RITA’S
A girl was born Sept. 28to Caitlin and Nick Jones of Delphos.A boy was born Sept. 28 toJennifer and Aaron Trentmanof Elida.
Delphos weather
Betty L. Hoverman
Drivers leavescene of accident;both claimright-of-way
High temperature Sundayin Delphos was 67 degrees,low was 45. High a year agotoday was 52, low Was 40.Record high for today is 87,set in 1971. Record low is 29,set in 2003.Betty L. Hoverman, 84, of Delphos, died Sunday at St.Rita’s Medical Center.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.No citations were issuedfollowing a two-vehicle acci-dent reported at 10:20 a.m.Sunday to the Delphos PoliceDepartment. Both driversarrived at the police depart-ment at that time to file acci-dent reports.Elizabeth Raabe, 60, of Delphos said she travelingsouthbound on Canal Streetand was stopped at the four-way stop at Canal and Thirdstreets and then proceededto turn eastbound onto ThirdStreet when her vehicle wasstruck by a vehicle drivenby James Joseph, 65, of VanWert.Joseph told officers he waswestbound on Third Street andwas stopped at the four-waystop and proceeded into theintersection and was struck bythe Raabe vehicle.No one was injured.The Raabe vehicle sus-tained functional damage andthe Joseph vehicle sustainednon-functional damage.
Newspaper: Malvo feltlike ‘worst piece of scum’
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyThe Associated PressTONIGHT:
Chanceof showers in the evening,then showers likely over-night. Lows in the lower 50s.Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.Chance of precipitation 70percent.
TUESDAY:
Cloudy.Showers likely in the morning,then chance of showers and aslight chance of a thunder-storm in the afternoon. Highsin the upper 60s. Northeastwinds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
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EXTENDED FORECASTWEDNESDAY:
Cloudywith a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper60s. Southwest winds 10 to15 mph.WASHINGTON (AP) —Convicted D.C. sniper LeeBoyd Malvo said in a news-paper interview publishedSunday that the devastatedreaction of a victim’s hus-band made him feel like “theworst piece of scum.”Malvo expresses remorsein the interview with TheWashington Post and urgedthe families of victims totry and forget about himand his partner John AllenMuhammad so they can moveon. Tuesday marks the 10thanniversary of the beginningof the deadly spree in theWashington area carried outby Malvo and John AllenMuhammad. The pair hasbeen linked to 27 shootingsacross the country, includ-ing 10 fatal attacks in theWashington area.Malvo, 27, told the Post ina rare interview that the lookon the face of victim LindaFranklin’s husband right aftershe was shot stands out inhis memory of the rampage.Franklin, a 47-year-old FBIanalyst, was killed as she andher husband loaded suppliesoutside a Home Depot inFalls Church, Va.“They are penetrating,”Malvo said of Ted Franklin’seyes. “It is the worst sort of pain I have ever seen in mylife. His eyes ... Words do notpossess the depth in which tofully convey that emotion andwhat I felt when I saw it. ...You feel like the worst pieceof scum on the planet.”Malvo is serving a life sen-tence with no parole at a pris-on in southwest Virginia forkilling Franklin. Muhammadwas executed in Virginia in2009The sniper-style attacksall but paralyzed the nation’scapital, as people were shotat random while going abouttheir everyday life — pump-ing gas, buying groceries, andfor one young boy, as hewent to school. The shootersused a high-powered rifle,firing from the trunk of amodified Chevy Caprice untilthey were tracked down at aMaryland rest stop.Malvo also repeated pre-vious assertions that he wasmanipulated by the olderMuhammad during the stringof attacks that took placewhen Malvo was 17. But heacknowledges: “I was a mon-ster.”Malvo has declinedto respond to many mediarequests, including lettersfrom The Associated Press.He was interviewed in 2010for a cable TV special.When asked by the Postwhat he would say to vic-tims’ families, the remorsefulMalvo said there’s no way toproperly convey an apology.“We can never changewhat happened,” Malvo said.“There’s nothing that I cansay except don’t allow meand my actions to continue tovictimize you for the rest of your life.”He added: “Don’t allowmyself or Muhammad to con-tinue to make you a victimfor the rest of your life. Itisn’t worth it.”Linda Franklin’s father,Charles Moore, was incredu-lous about the idea that vic-tims’ relatives would be ableto forget about what Malvoand Muhammad did.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Sunday:
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Medicare
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they need.”Still, industry officials saythey have misgivings aboutbeing held liable for circum-stances beyond their con-trol. They also complain thatfacilities serving low-incomepeople, including many majorteaching hospitals, are muchmore likely to be fined, rais-ing questions of fairness.“Readmissions are partial-ly within the control of thehospital and partially withinthe control of others,” Fostersaid.Consumer advocates sayMedicare’s nudge to hospitalsis long overdue and not nearlystiff enough.“It’s modest, but it’s a start,”said Dr. John Santa, director of the Consumer Reports HealthRatings Center. “Should webe surprised that industry isobjecting? You would expectthem to object to anything thatchanges the status quo.”For the first year, the pen-alty is capped at 1 percent of ahospital’s Medicare payments.The overwhelming majorityof penalized facilities will payless. Also, for now, hospi-tals are only being measuredon three medical conditions:heart attacks, heart failure andpneumonia.Under the health care law,the penalties gradually willrise until 3 percent of Medicarepayments to hospitals are atrisk. Medicare is consideringholding hospitals account-able on four more measures: joint replacements, stenting,heart bypass and treatment of stroke.Excessive rates of read-mission are only part of theproblem of high costs anduneven quality in the U.S.health care system. Whilesome estimates put readmis-sion rates as high as 20 per-cent, a congressional agencysays the level of prevent-able readmissions is muchlower. About 12 percent of Medicare beneficiaries whoare hospitalized are laterreadmitted for a potentiallypreventable problem, said theMedicare Payment AdvisoryCommission, known asMedPAC.
Sheriff’s office receives$50,960 in traffic safety grants
Information submitted
Allen County Sheriff Samuel A.Crish has announcedthe Ohio Department of PublicSafety’s (ODPS) Office of Criminal Justice Services(OCJS) awarded $50,960.53in federal traffic safety fund-ing to his office for federalfiscal year 2013.“Partnerships are criticalto the long-term success of any safety effort and we arecommitted to working withlaw enforcement and otherlocal and state safety partnersto address traffic safety con-cerns in Allen County,” Crishsaid. “These funds will helpensure that we can dedicatetime and personnel to theseefforts.”The Allen County Sheriff’sOffice has identified thatunsafe drivers are impactingthe safety of our residentsof Allen County. To helpsave lives and make road-ways safer, the office will usethe grant funds to focus ontraffic-related fatal crashes,alcohol-related crashes andsafety-belt enforcement onthe major highways and localroadways in Allen County.The funds are passedthrough OCJS from theNational Highway TrafficSafety Administration to sup-port the efforts of safety part-ners statewide and focus ontraffic safety priority areassuch restraint use, impaireddriving, motorcycle safetyand youthful drivers.
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MIDDLE POINT — Ahouse trailer at 21842 GerdemanRoad and owned by Dave Liles,southeast of Middle Point wasseverely damaged by fire lateSunday night.The call came in to theDelphos Fire Departmentaround 11 p.m. Sundaydespite the fact the blaze wasin the territory of Middle PointFire Department. Crews fromboth departments responded,as did a tanker from the VanWert Fire Department.No one was reportedinjured at the scene.The structure sufferedextensive damage from thesmoke and flames.No other information isyet available.
Severe damage to trailer in Sunday night fire
 
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The TREATS FOR BRADEN  Benefit at The Creamery
was a huge success! Matt and I would like to start off by saying thank you to Uncle Dan Warnement, ownerof The Creamery. Without his generosity, the event would not have been possible. Also, a huge thank youto Mike and Mary Hefner of Grove Dairy for donat-ing all the ice cream and TPC and SWD for donatingsupplies. We received several items donated by localbusinesses, family and friends for our silent auctionand raffle. Also, thank you to all that gave cash do-nations.
Wendy’s of Van Wert, Advanced Auto Parts, T&D Inte-riors, Beauty Unlimited, Delphos Recreation Center, Pat’sDonuts and Kreme, Golden Corral, Huggy Bear Camp-grounds, Pitsenbarger Supply Inc., Smile with Style, Frillsand Frogs Mothers Club of Fort Jennings, Black SwampMustang Club, The Adult Sunday School Class at Spencer-ville Trinity United Methodist Church, Union Trades LimaRefinery, JJ’s Hair on the Square, Melissa Hall-Partylite,Shoe Sensation, Auto Zone, Joe and Laura Warnement,Subway - Delphos, Sandy Rostorfer, Kathy and DougOakman, Pizza Hut of Delphos, Perry and Shir-ley Wiltsie, Tractor Supply, Jane Ricker, RaabeFord Lincoln, Touch of Nature, Chik N House,
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Carder and Pat and George Knebel and our grandparents,
Nancy Carder, Tom and La-donna Warnement and Delmar and Mary Mer-ricle for all their hard work while planning thebenefit. The event would not have been such asuccess without the help of Brent and Kathy Newland, Tom Warnement, Greg Warne-ment, Abby Carder, Deb and Eric Kerns,Kim and Guy Miller, Kayla and Jeff Ricker, Nathan and Rachel Wiechart, Jeff Warnement, Nik-ki Cross, Stephanie Stemen, Dale Carder, BreanneCarder, Ron and Barb Owens, Elaine, John and Ka-tie Luersman, Shirley Wiltsie, Kara Eickholt, Angie Hoehn, Dan Warnement II, Sandy Rostorfer, StretchSmith, Julie Smith, Greg Wittler and everyone elsethat volunteered their time to help! A huge thank youto Bob Grothouse for his support. He has given us somuch hope for Braden’s future! During this difficult time in our lives, we are sograteful for the community pulling together for us!Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!
Love, The Knebel familyMatt, Michelle, Carder and Braden
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Enrollment in onlineschools passes 30,000
CLEVELAND (AP)— Enrollment in onlineschools in Ohio has passed30,000, more than 12 timesthe number in 2000 whenthe first “virtual” schoolopened in the state.Only Arizona had morestudents enrolled full timein online schools in 2010-11, according to an annualreport by the EvergreenEducation Group.Online students attendclasses online and do les-sons by computer, often athome, typing in tests andpapers to be reviewed by ateacher elsewhere.Most Ohio studentsenrolled in virtual schools,about 90 percent, attendone of the seven statewideonline schools, accordingto a story Sunday by The(Cleveland) Plain Dealer andthe StateImpact Ohio col-laboration among NationalPublic Radio and Ohio pub-lic-radio stations WCPN,WKSU and WOSU.Although scatteredaround the state, the onlinestudents combined wouldmake up the third-largestdistrict in Ohio — aboutthe size of the Cincinnatischools. The online schoolsare charters, independentlyoperated but publicly fund-ed.Robert Mengerink, headof Cuyahoga County’sEducational Service Center,said online schools are con-venient but, “You can’tsleep in the back of theroom in an online course.”Ohio has lifted a mora-torium on creating newonline schools, which hadbeen imposed in 2005. In2013, up to five new onlineschools can start in the state,though the Ohio Departmentof Education says none hasyet announced plans.Gary Miron, co-authorof national studies aboutonline schools and theiroperators for the NationalEducation Policy Center,which receives some fund-ing from the NationalEducation Association, saidOhio has fewer requirementsfor online schools than mostother states. He cited itemslike financial reporting, stu-dent-to-teacher ratios, andhow long students have tostay in a school or pass statetests in order for schools toreceive state money.Ohio legislators havepostponed establishingrules about how onlineschools should teach and beevaluated. Last year’s statebudget set a deadline: If the legislature doesn’t takeaction by January, standardsset by the InternationalAssociation for K-12 OnlineLearning will automaticallytake effect.Most of Ohio’s full-timeonline schools are operatedby local school districts andeducational service centers.Ohio’s online schoolshave become a big busi-ness. The state paid onlinecharter schools $209 mil-lion in 2010-11 to educatestudents, or an average of $6,337 per student.Results are mixed at bothfor-profit and district-runschools. Online studentshave lower graduation ratesthan those at traditionalschools. They attend col-lege at a lower rate. At thesame time, other measureshave shown online studentslearning as much as, ormore than, students in manydistricts.In 2010-11, all sevenstatewide online schoolsmet value-added measures,criteria the state has usedthe last few years to deter-mine if students make ayear’s worth of academicprogress in a year’s time.
Toledo Zoo Aquarium getting makeover
TOLEDO (AP) — TheToledo Zoo Aquarium willget a $25 million, nearlythree-year makeover.The renovation shutdownbegan after Sunday’s finalday open to the public. It’sexpected to reopen in April2015.Fishes and invertebratecurator Jay Hemdal says theinside of the building, whichopened in 1939, will under-go an extensive renovation.The interior size will staythe same but the water vol-ume of exhibits will morethan triple to 178,000 gal-lons from 46,000 gallons.The largest exhibit willexpand to take up an entirerotunda.Hemdal tells The (Toledo)Blade the renovated aquari-um will be more interactiveand engaging.According to Hemdal,the aquarium will have sev-eral hands-on exhibits, andthe large tank will include amicrophoned diver who willgive educational talks whilefeeding the fish.The brick and stonefeatures of the last of thezoo buildings createdby the Works ProgressAdministration won’t besacrificed in the remodel,said Jeff Sailer, the zoo’sexecutive director.“The outside of thebuilding will remain mostlyuntouched,” Sailer said.About 80 percent of themoney for the project iscoming from the proceedsof the 2006 Lucas Countytax levy. The remaining 20percent is coming from pri-vate donations.It will be the first majorrenovation of the building inits 73-year history.Boilers dating from the1950s were replaced in1998 with a geothermalheating system, which willbe incorporated into therenovationPreparation for the ren-ovation goes back severalyears when the zoo stoppedreceiving new fish and start-ed making plans on where tomove the fish that would notbe staying at the zoo duringthe move.About 25 percent will bemoved and remain at a ware-house on the zoo grounds.The remaining 75 percenthave already started off forabout a dozen other accred-ited zoo aquariums.COLUMBUS (AP) —Ohio motorists will see gasprices holding steady as theybegin a new work week.The average price for a gal-lon of regular gas in the statewas $3.72 in Monday’s sur-vey from auto club AAA, theOil Price Information Serviceand Wright Express. That’s just a penny higher than aweek ago.Prices at the pump havedropped in the past few weeksafter several factors pushedthem to near the $4 marklast month. A month ago, theaverage gas price in Ohio was$3.89.This time last year, theOhio average was $3.22.The national average todaywas $3.78, down 3 cents froma week ago. 
Ohio gas pricesholding steady
MONROE (AP) — Asouthern Ohio church hasdrawn a standing-room crowdfor the dedication of a giantlikeness of Jesus Christ thatreplaced a similar iconic stat-ue destroyed two years ago ina lightning fire.The Dayton Daily Newsreports that the Solid RockChurch in Monroe, northof Cincinnati, dedicated the51-foot statue at a serviceSunday night.Nicknamed “Hug MeJesus,” the lighted statuedepicts a full-bodied Jesuswho’s standing with openarms. It looms over the adja-cent lanes of Interstate 75.The previous statue that wasruined by lightning in 2010was known as “TouchdownJesus” or “Big Butter Jesus”for its creamy color. It depict-ed a waist-up Jesus with armsuplifted.Sculptor Tom Tsuchiyareceived a standing ovationfrom the crowd Sunday night.
Ohio churchdedicates iconicJesus statue
Get Your Children InterestedIn Newspapers
How do you help parents get a child interested in look-ing at a newspaper? Keep in mind that it’s a kid’s job tohave fun.Here are a few ideas to share with the readers of our paper.
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Select a news story or a comic strip and cut the panels or paragraphs apart. Help your child arrange the panels or paragraphs in logical order.
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Read a brief editorial or column together. Have the childunderline facts with a blue pen and opinions with a red pen.
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Have your child choose a headline and turn it into aquestion. Have the child read the article to see if it answersthe question.

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