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Monday, October 15, 2012
D
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50¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Birders question wind turbineproposal, p3A
 
Jays advance, Lady ’Cats fall ingirls soccer, p6-7A
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Obituaries 2AState/Local 3APolitics 4ACommunity 5ASports 6-8ATV 2BClassifieds 3BWorld News 10-11A
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Mostly sunnyTuesdaymorning thenbecomingpartly cloudy.Highs inthe mid 60s. Lows in thelower 50s. See page 2A.
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BY STEPHANIE GROVESsgroves@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — If you were drivingdown Main Street late Sunday after-noon, you might have thought the townwas under attack or a new “Thriller”video was in production. This was notthe case. Instead, zombies of all agesconverged on the Delphos MemorialPark and brought donations of cannedgoods to participate in the city’s first-ever zombie walk.The contributions collected forthe event will be donated to localfood banks. The event was orga-nized by Mike Betz of MyTown andSonya Osting, an event planner whoworks with county and volunteerservices.“Zombie walks are popular inmany larger cities,” Osting explained,“and it is an interesting way to raisecommunity awareness and gain sup-port for good causes. We are lookingforward to making each annual eventbigger and better each and everyyear.”After gathering at the park, thevolunteer planners sold 50/50 raffletickets and organized the zombies forgroup photos. The mass of un-deadthen lurched, crawled and staggereddown to Brentily’s Pub south on MainStreet where the festivities continued.The 50/50 drawing took place andwinners of the best-dressed, scariest,grossest, funniest and most originalwon prizes donated by Delphos areabusinesses.The event was highly successful,drawing 75 people with 43 of themin costume.“MyTown, LLC, is a commu-nity-based outreach program work-ing toward encouraging citizens of Delphos to engage in the commu-nity events,” Betz explained. “We arehighly interested in holding events formany community causes and want topromote a positive image and proac-tive community action.”For more information, visitmytowndelphosohio.com.
Stephanie Groves photos
A group of nearly 45 zombies invade Delphos Sunday afternoon for a little lurching, grunting and, of course, brains.
Expect small 2013 SocialSecurity benefit increase
WASHINGTON (AP) SocialSecurity recipients shouldn’t expect a bigincrease in monthly benefits come January.Preliminary figures show the annualbenefit boost will be between 1 percent and2 percent, which would be among the low-est since automatic adjustments were adopt-ed in 1975. Monthly benefits for retiredworkers now average $1,237, meaning thetypical retiree can expect a raise of between$12 and $24 a month.The size of the increase will be madeofficial Tuesday, when the governmentreleases inflation figures for September.The announcement is unlikely to please abig block of voters — 56 million peopleget benefits — just three weeks before elec-tions for president and Congress.The cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA,is tied to a government measure of inflationadopted by Congress in the 1970s. It showsthat consumer prices have gone up by lessthan 2 percent in the past year.“Basically, for the past 12 months, pric-es did not go up as rapidly as they didthe year before,” said Polina Vlasenko,an economist at the American Institutefor Economic Research, based in GreatBarrington, Mass.This year, Social Security recipientsreceived a 3.6 percent increase in benefitsafter getting no increase the previous twoyears.Some of next year’s raise could bewiped out by higher Medicare premiums,which are deducted from Social Securitypayments. The Medicare Part B premium,which covers doctor visits, is expectedto rise by about $7 per month for 2013,according to government projections.The premium is currently $99.90 amonth for most seniors. Medicare is expect-ed to announce the premium for 2013 in thecoming weeks.“The COLA continues to be very criti-cal to people in keeping them from fallingbehind,” said David Certner, AARP’s leg-islative policy director. “We certainly heardin those couple of years when there was noCOLA at all how important it was.”How important is the COLA? From2001 to 2011, household incomes in theU.S. dropped for every age group exceptone: those 65 and older.The median income for all U.S. house-holds fell by 6.6 percent, when inflationwas taken into account, according to censusdata. But the median income for householdsheaded by someone 65 or older rose by 13percent.“That’s all because of Social Security,”Certner said. “Social Security has theCOLA and that’s what’s keeping seniorsabove water, as opposed to everybody elsewho’s struggling in this economy.”Seniors still, on average, have lowerincomes than younger adults. Most olderAmericans rely on Social Security for amajority of their income, according to theSocial Security Administration.“It’s useful to bear in mind that no othergroup in the economy gets an automaticcost-of-living increase in their income,”said David Blau, an economist at The OhioState University. “Seniors are the onlygroup.”Still, many feel like the COLA doesn’tcover their rising costs.“You have utilities go up, your foodcosts go up. Think about how much grocer-ies have gone up,” said Janice Durflinger,a 76-year-old widow in Lincoln, Neb. “I
Zombies Danni Lynn Van Dyke, 4, Adrianna Van Dyke, 5, andJosh Watson place canned goods in donation boxSee INCREASE, page 10A
Jim Metcalfe photo
 Kayser places7th at State
St. John’s senior NickKayser chips onto 16Saturday during the secondround of State Golf play atSunbury. Kayser placed 7thindividually at the end of the day Saturday. Read fullstory on page 6A.
Zombies invade Delphos
Delphos City Council willhold a coat drive from 9 a.m.to noon on Oct. 27 at the CityBuilding, 608 N. Canal St.Coats for all ages willbe accepted and donated tothe Interfaith Thrift Shop.
Council setscoat drive
TODAY
Boys Soccer TournamentD-II At Wapakoneta: Elidavs. Wapak, 7 p.m. (win-ner 5:30 p.m. Thursday)D-III At LS: Spencervillevs. LCC, 5:30 p.m; LTC vs.New Knoxville, 7:30 p.m.(winner vs. Fort Jennings)TUESDAYVolleyball TournamentD-IV: At Ottoville:Jefferson vs. Crestview,7:15 p.m. (winner vs.Kalida 6 p.m. Saturday) -At Elida: Lincolnview vs.Ridgemont, 6 p.m. (winnervs. Ada 6 p.m. Saturday)Boys Soccer TournamentD-III: At Kalida:Lincolnview vs. MillerCity, 6:30 p.m.Girls Soccer TournamentD-III: At Ottoville:Ottoville vs. Crestview,5 p.m. (winner playsKalida 5 p.m. Saturday);Continental vs. Miller City,7 p.m. (winner plays FortJennings 7 p.m. Saturday)
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VolleyballD-IV At Ottoville:Continental vs. ColumbusGrove, 6 p.m.; St. John’svs. Cory-Rawson, 7:15p.m. (winners to play7:15 p.m. Saturday) -Elida: Ottoville vs. Perry,7:15 p.m. - Coldwater:St. Henry (16-3) vs.Spencerville (5-15), 6 p.m.D-II At LS: Shawneevs. Elida, 7:15 p.m.
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More than a dozen people showed up at the Veterans Memorial Park at noon on Saturday for a Rosary Rally, one of 9,000 rallies in Americaorchestrated by America Needs Fatima to “celebrate the 95th anniversary of Mary’s apparitions at Fatima, Portugal, and focus on the importanceof prayer and conversion.”
 
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2A The Herald Monday, October 15, 2012
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A girl was born Oct. 12to Erin and Eric Askins of Cloverdale.A girl was born Oct. 13 toJenna Reel and Nick Germanof Delphos.A boy was born Oct. 13 toKacia Violet of Delphos.
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HARRISBURG, Pa. —Arlen Specter, a pugnaciousand prominent former moder-ate in the U.S. Senate whodeveloped the single-bullettheory in President John F.Kennedy’s assassinationand played starring roles inSupreme Court confirmationhearings, lost a battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at a timewhen Congress is more politi-cally polarized than anyoneserving there — or living inAmerica — can remember.Specter, 82, died Sunday,after spending much of hiscareer in the U.S. Senate warn-ing of the dangers of politicalintolerance.For most of his 30 years asPennsylvania’s longest-serv-ing U.S. senator, Specter wasa Republican, though oftenat odds with the GOP leader-ship. His breaks with his partywere hardly a surprise: He hadbegun his political career asa Democrat and ended it asone, too.In between, he was at theheart of several major Americanpolitical events. He drew thelasting ire of conservativesby helping end the SupremeCourt hopes of former fed-eral appeals Judge Robert H.Bork and the anger of womenover his aggres-sive question-ing of Anita Hill,a law professorwho had accusedSupreme Courtnominee ClarenceThomas of sexualharassment. Heeven mounted ashort-lived run forpresident in 1995on a platform thatwarned his fellowRepublicans of the“intolerant right.”Specter never had his nameon a piece of landmark legisla-tion. But he involved himself deeply in the affairs that mat-tered most to him, whethertrying to advance Middle Eastpeace talks or federal fund-ing for embryonic stem cellresearch. He provided keyvotes for President BarackObama’s signature accom-plishments, the health care andeconomic stimulus bills.Specter died at his home inPhiladelphia from complica-tions of non-Hodgkin lympho-ma, said his son Shanin. Overthe years, Specter had foughttwo previous boutswith Hodgkin lym-phoma, overcomea brain tumor andsurvived cardiacarrest followingbypass surgery.“For over threedecades, I watchedhis political cour-age accomplishgreat feats andwas awed by hisphysical courageto never give up.Arlen never walkedaway from his principles andwas at his best when theywere challenged,” said VicePresident Joe Biden, withwhom Specter often rode thetrain home from Washington,D.C., when Biden also servedin the Senate.Said former PennsylvaniaGov. Ed Rendell, “Arlen want-ed to die in the Senate, and inmany ways he should have.”Intellectual and stubborn,“snarlin’ Arlen” took the leadon a wide spectrum of issuesand was no stranger to con-troversy.He rose to prominence inthe 1960s as an assistant dis-trict attorney in Philadelphiaprosecuting Teamsters officialsfor conspiracy to misuse uniondues and as counsel to theWarren Commission, wherehe developed the “single-bulletfact” in Kennedy’s assassina-tion, as he called it.He came to the Senate inthe Reagan landslide of 1980and, as one of the Senate’ssharpest legal minds, took partin 14 Supreme Court confir-mation hearings.Specter lost his job amidthe very polarization that hehad repeatedly attacked: Hecrossed political party lines tomake the toughest vote he hadever cast in his career when,in 2009, he became one of three Republicans to vote forPresident Obama’s economicstimulus bill.Specter, who grew up inDepression-era Kansas as thechild of Jewish immigrants, justified his vote as the onlyway to keep America fromsliding into another depres-sion.But Republican fury overhis vote appeared immovableand in one of his last majorpolitical acts, Specter star-tled fellow senators in April2009 when he announced hewas joining the Democratsat the urging of good friendsBiden and Rendell, bothDemocrats.Still, many Democratic pri-mary voters had never votedfor Specter, and they weren’tabout to start. Instead, theypicked his primary opponent,then-U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak,despite Specter’s endorsementfrom Obama, Rendell andBiden.Born in Wichita, Kan., onFeb. 12, 1930, Specter spentsummers toiling in his father’s junkyard in Russell, Kan.,where he knew another futuresenator — Bob Dole. The junkyard thrived during WorldWar II, allowing Specter’sfather to send his four childrento college.Specter left Kansas forcollege, graduating from theUniversity of Pennsylvania in1951 and Yale law school in1956. He served in the AirForce from 1951 to 1953.After working on the WarrenCommission, he returned toPhiladelphia and wanted to runfor district attorney in 1965.But he found that he wouldhave to challenge not only hisboss, but the city’s entrenchedDemocratic Party. Specter ranas a Republican and won.
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Man cited fordriving undersuspensionItems takenfrom propertyResident reportsassaultPolice probe attempted break-inVictim reportstheft of moneyfrom walletVehicles damaged
At 1:33 p.m. on Friday,while on routine patrol,Delphos Police came into con-tact with Devon Schoffner,20, of Delphos,at whichtime, it wasfound thatSchoffnerwas oper-ating amotorvehiclewhile hav-ing hisdrivingprivileges suspended.Schoffner was cited intoLima Municipal Court on thecharge.At 2:59 p.m. on Thursday,Delphos Police were contact-ed by a resident of the 600block of South Main Streetin reference to a theft com-plaint.Upon speaking with thevictim, it was found someonehad removed property frombeside the resident’s garage.At 5:10 p.m. on Thursday,Delphos Police were calledto the 200 block of NorthJefferson Street in referenceto an assault complaint at aresidence in that area.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated a subject knownto them came to the residenceand caused physical harm tothem.At 2:47 a.m. onSaturday, while on rou-tine patrol, DelphosPolice found someone hadattempted to gain forcedentry into a business in the400 block of North StateStreet. Detectives fromthe department were con-tacted and processed thecrime scene, the case isstill under investigation.At 12:45 p.m. on Sunday,Delphos Police were calledto the 400 block of SouthFranklin Street in reference toa theft complaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated someone hadremoved money from his wal-let without permission to doso. The victim told officersa subject known to them hadbeen at the residence and mayhave taken the money.Delphos Police are investi-gating several reports of dam-age to vehicles received onSunday.At 12:37 p.m., DelphosPolice were called to the 500block of West First Street inreference to a criminal damag-ing complaint at a residence inthat area.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated sometime in theover night hours, someonecaused damage to the victim’svehicle that was parked at theresidence.At 4:03 p.m., DelphosPolice were called to the 600block of North Main Street inreference to a criminal damag-ing complaint at a residence inthat area.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated that sometime inthe overnight hours someonecaused damage to a motorvehicle that was parked at theresidence.
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Sharlene Kunz, 76, of Delphos, died Sunday at herresidence.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.
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LOS ANGELES — It wassupposed to be a slow but smooth journey to retirement, a paradethrough city streets for a shuttlethat logged millions of miles inspace.But Endeavour’s final missionturned out to be a logistical head-ache that delayed its arrival to itsmuseum resting place by about17 hours.After a 12-mile weave pasttrees and utility poles that includ-ed thousands of adoring onlook-ers, flashing cameras and eventhe filming of a TV commercial,Endeavour arrived at the CaliforniaScience Center Sunday to a greet-ing party of city leaders and otherdignitaries that had expected itmany hours earlier.Endeavour finally inchedtoward a hangar on the grounds of the museum Sunday night.Movers had planned a slowtrip, saying the shuttle that onceorbited at more than 17,000 mphwould move at just 2 mph in itsfinal voyage through Inglewoodand southern Los Angeles.But that estimate turned out tobe generous, with Endeavour oftencreeping along at a barely detect-able pace when it wasn’t at a deadstop due to difficult-to-maneuverobstacles like tree branches andlight posts.Another delay came in the earlymorning hours Sunday when theshuttle’s remote-controlled, 160-wheel carrier began leaking oil.Despite the holdups, theteam charged with transportingthe shuttle felt a “great sense of accomplishment” when it madeit onto the museum grounds, saidJim Hennessy, a spokesman forSarens, the contract mover.“It’s historic and will be agreat memory,” he said. “Not toomany people will be able to matchthat — to say, ‘We moved thespace shuttle through the streets of Inglewood and Los Angeles.”’Transporting Endeavour cross-town was a costly feat with anestimated price tag of $10 million,to be paid for by the science centerand private donations.Late Friday, crews spent hourstransferring the shuttle to a spe-cial, lighter towing dolly for itstrip over Interstate 405. The dollywas pulled across the ManchesterBoulevard bridge by a ToyotaTundra pickup, and the car com-pany filmed the event for a com-mercial after paying for a permit,turning the entire scene into amovie set complete with speciallighting, sound and staging.Saturday started off promising,with Endeavour 90 minutes aheadof schedule. But accumulated hur-dles and hiccups caused it to runhours behind at day’s end.
 
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CINCINNATI (AP) —Republican vice presidentialcandidate Paul Ryan and FirstLady Michelle Obama willbe reaching out to voters incampaign appearances aroundOhio.Ryan is set to hold a rallyat an airport in Cincinnati atnoon today. The first ladywill make stops later today inCleveland and near Columbusin Delaware.Ryan and GOP presidentialcandidate Mitt Romney cam-paigned in Ohio on Saturday.Ryan’s rally will mean theRepublican ticket has beenin Ohio six of the last eightdays.The first lady was last inOhio on Oct. 2 to speak on thefirst day of early voting.Democratic PresidentBarack Obama returns to OhioWednesday at Ohio Universityin Athens, while formerPresident Bill Clinton andmusic star Bruce Springsteenwill campaign Thursday forObama in Parma.ST. MARYS (AP) — Atwo-year, $8.5 million projectto stop toxic algae in Ohio’slargest inland lake isn’t work-ing.The 13,000-acre GrandLake St. Marys in westernOhio was sprayed with alumi-num sulfate in April that wassupposed to keep the blue-green algae from feeding onphosphorous in the water. Asimilar treatment was appliedlast year.The ColumbusDispatchreports that thisyear’s treatment was spoiledby high winds that helped stirphosphorus-rich mud from thelake bottom.A report due in Decemberis expected to raise questionsabout whether the state willfund a third treatment.Toxic algae grow thickfeeding on phosphorus inmanure, sewage and fertiliz-ers that rains wash into nearbystreams. They produce liverand nerve toxins that can sick-en people and kill pets.
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CINCINNATI (AP) —An officer who fatally shota woman armed with aknife while responding toa domestic disturbance atan apartment complex insouthwest Ohio was facedwith an immediate threatto his life, the Cincinnatipolice chief said Sunday.Chief James Craig toldreporters at a news confer-ence on Sunday that theinvestigation into the shoot-ing is continuing, but thathis initial opinion is thatOfficer Matthew Latzy was justified in the shooting.Erica Collins, 26, of Cincinnati, was shot twiceSaturday afternoon as sheapproached the officer witha butcher knife outside herapartment complex, policespokeswoman Lt. KimberlyWilliams said. She died atthe scene.Williams said Collinsreportedly got into an argu-ment with her sister at theapartment complex around1 p.m. Saturday and hadcalled police, telling themthat her sister was hittingher door and trying to breakinto her apartment. Latzywas the first on the sceneand saw Collins’ sisterloading personal items in anSUV parked in front of thebuilding and Collins stand-ing on her apartment balco-ny, according to Williams.The police spokeswomansaid Collins then ran out of the building with the knifeand toward the SUV in anapparent attempt to slasha tire, and Latzy orderedCollins to drop the knife.Several witnesses reporthearing the officer tellCollins to put down theweapon, but she did notcomply, Williams said.Police said witnesses alsoreport hearing Collins chal-lenge the officer to shoother as she moved towardhim with the knife. Latzythen shot Collins once inthe head and once in thechest.Eric Deters, an attorneywho is representing Collins’family told The CincinnatiEnquirer that witnesseshe spoke with told him noone was in imminent harmwhen Collins was killed.He said in a statement thathe expected to file a lawsuitto get “full discovery of thefacts.”“When she was shot, shewas not near anyone and didnot threaten the police offi-cer in any manner,” Deterssaid in the statement.Latzy, who joined thedepartment in 1999, wasplaced on administrativeleave pending completionof the investigation.
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TOLEDO (AP) — A pro-posal for 198-foot wind tur-bine near Lake Erie is wor-rying people who flock tothe northern Ohio shorelineto view migratory birds.The (Toledo) Bladereports that birders are wor-rying about what effect theturbine’s whirring bladeswill have on bald eagles andmigratory birds that gatherin the marshes and woodsalong the lake twice a year.The proposal for the tur-bine a mile from the lakein Ottawa County is underattack and is being analyzedby wildlife officials.Kim Kaufman, executivedirector of Black SwampBird Observatory in OakHarbor, says the coastalswath dotted with wild-life areas and refugees isa “globally important” birdhabitat.Officials say the 500-kilo-watt turbine would generatewind power, reduce electriccosts and aid research.CLEVELAND HEIGHTS(AP) — The late comic bookwriter Harvey Pekar of the“American Splendor” series isbeing honored by two north-east Ohio libraries, with asculpture featuring the writerat one library and a drawingfeaturing him imprinted onthe other library’s cards.The bronze sculpturefeaturing a statue of Pekarappearing to be walkingout of a comic book panelthat is mounted on atop awooden desk was unveiledSunday at the main branchof the Cleveland Heights-University Heights PublicLibrary System in suburbanCleveland where Pekar didmuch of his research. TheCleveland Public Library,where Pekar also spent time,plans to honor him by offer-ing its new cards imprintedwith a drawing that featureshim and the library startingon Monday.Pekar, who died at the ageof 70 at his Cleveland Heightshome in 2010, wrote comicbooks and graphic novels thatportrayed the lives of ordi-nary people. His work alsochronicled his life as a fileclerk in Cleveland and evenincluded his struggle withcancer.Pekar was a repeat TVguest of David Letterman andhis “American Splendor” wasmade into a film starring PaulGiammati.Pekar’s widow, JoyceBrabner, who worked to raisethe $25,000 needed to financethe sculpture at the library inCleveland Heights attendedthe ceremony Sunday. ArtistJ.T. Waldman also was there.He illustrated the last Pekargraphic novel, “Not the IsraelMy Parents Promised Me”that was finished after Pekar’sdeath.“It’s not really about astatue of Harvey, it’s aboutthe work he did,” Brabnersaid in a telephone interviewSunday. “It’s about comicsas art and literature becauseCleveland is a comics town.”The desk on which thesculpture is mounted con-tains paper and pencilswhich library patrons can useto write and draw comics,library spokeswoman CherylBanks said.The library in ClevelandHeights also installed a plaqueSunday recognizing thebranch as a Literary Landmarkfor its connection to Pekar.The landmark designationwas made by the AmericanLibrary Association’s UnitedFor Libraries division.Pekar spent a lot of time atthe Cleveland Heights librarydoing research for his workand is deeply missed by thestaff who worked closelywith him.“Now we know that everyday people will come hereand will be able to learn abouthim and his work, libraryDirector Nancy Levin said.Pekar also was a loyalpatron of the Cleveland PublicLibrary and presented pro-grams there. The new librarycard imprinted with his imagehonors him and his work,library spokeswoman CathyPoilpre said.The illustration of Pekarand the library’s downtownbranch that was purchasedfor use on the library cardswas done by Joseph Remnantfor the book “Harvey Pekar’sCleveland.”“He loved and depictedCleveland in very touchingways in his books and reallybelieved that libraries wereimportant to the quality of lifein this city,” Poilpre said.CLEVELAND (AP) —The candidates in the com-bative campaign for Ohio’sU.S. Senate seat are about toface off for the first time.Incumbent DemocratSherrod Brown andRepublican challengerJosh Mandel will meet inCleveland this afternoon forthe first of three debates.Republicans seeking togain Senate seats are targetingBrown who won a surprisevictory six years ago, makingthis race one of the most cost-ly and closely watched U.S.Senate races.in the country.Brown has accusedMandel of being more con-cerned about running for ahigher office than doing his job as state treasurer. Mandelhas countered that Brown isa career politician who is tooliberal for the state.Both campaigns and out-side groups have spent mil-lions flooding the air waveswith campaign ads that havetaken on a nasty tone leadingup to the Nov. 6 election.A study by the WesleyanMedia Project found that $6million was spent on morethan 10,000 ads in the stateduring the last three weeksof September alone.Polls have shown thatBrown has an edge in thestate, but the race remainstight.Brown, 59, has been inpolitics since 1974 when hebecame the youngest staterepresentative in Ohio his-tory. He later was electedsecretary of state and toCongress.Brown was a big sup-porter of the auto industrybailout and President BarackObama’s federal health carelaw.Mandel, 35, was electedto statewide office in 2010.He’d been a Cleveland-areacity councilman and statelegislator. He has called forfiscal conservatism and criti-cized Brown’s support of thehealth care overhaul.Mandel, a Marine veteranwho served two tours in Iraq,has faced criticism through-out the campaign for hiringfriends and political opera-tives into his state office andmissing official state duties.
Mandel, Brown to meet infirst Ohio Senate debate
of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina)
“Dear children! When in nature youlook at the richness of the colorswhich the Most High gives to you,open your heart and pray withgratitude for all the good that youhave and say: ‘I am here created foreternity’- and yearn for heavenlythings because God loves you withimmeasurable love. This is why He also gave me to you to tell you:‘Only in God is your peace and hope, dear children’. Thank you forhaving responded to my call.
September 25, 2012MESSAGE TOTHE WORLD
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