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Obituaries 2AState/Local 3APolitics 4ACommunity 5ASports 6-8AAnnouncements 9AWorld News 10AClassifieds 2BTV 3B
Mostly cloudyTuesday.Chance of showers andthunderstormsin the morn-ing then slight chance of showers and thunderstormsin the afternoon. Highs inthe mid 70s. Lows in theupper 50s. See page 2.
Candidatesseek foreignpolicy edgein 3rd debate
By NANCY BENACThe Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Stillneck-and-neck after all thesemonths, Barack Obama andMitt Romney head into theirthird and final debate witheach man eager to projectan aura of personal strengthand leadership while raisingdoubts about the steadinessand foreign policy credentialsof the other guy.Each is aiming for a com-manding performance todayto settle the seesaw dynam-ics of the first two debates:Romney gave Obama an old-fashioned shellacking in thefirst round, and the chastenedpresident rebounded in theirsecond encounter.The 90-minute faceoff at Lynn University in BocaRaton, Fla., offers the can-didates their last opportunityto stand one-on-one beforetens of millions of Americansand command their undividedattention before next month’selection. Both candidateslargely dropped out of sightand devoted their weekendsto debate preparations, a suresign of the high importancethey attach to the event.While the principals warm
26th annual Apple Festival ‘a-peeling’ to all ages
BY STEPHANIE GROVESsgroves@delphosherald.com
VAN WERT — The VanWert County fairgrounds,dotted with colorful laven-der, yellow and rust-coloredmums and bright orangepumpkins, hosted the com-munity-driven 26th annualApple Festival.There was something foreveryone — a multitude of arts, crafts, food and family-oriented activities includingkids’ games, wagon and ponyrides, a model train display,apple butter, caramel corn andmaple syrup cooking and, of course, those infamous freshapple dumplings.Of the original vendors,Carl Lape, president of theVan Wert County FruitGrowers, remains instru-mental in the production of the yearly event. Much hasremained the same in the pastfew years, with the exceptionof the new petting zoo. Thisyear, the event drew nearly120 craft and food vendors tothe fairgrounds.“We started [the festival]in the administration build-ing with eight booths; threewere Willman, Baker andLape’s apple orchards and theremaining five were churchorganizations,” Lape reflect-ed on the festival’s humblebeginnings. “Back then, wewanted to teach them [festivalattendees] about drying applesand how to graft trees.”The Junior Fair Buildinghoused a collection of craftand food vendors. Amidst thearray of handmade Christmasdecor, ornamental pillar can-dles and garlands of fall foli-age, a booth displaying glassart stood out. Stained glassartist Jennifer Gilkey, crafterof sun catchers, window pan-els and other custom work,offered original vintage glassreclamation pieces. Eachdesign begins with a layout,selecting, cutting, grindingand washing the glass, wrap-ping the edges in copper foil,and finally, soldering the leadseams, frame and hooks.“It [each piece] takesabout four hours from lay-out to completion.” Gilkeyexplained, “My mother wascrafting this artwork and I
Zachary Crummey, 3, and Meredith Crummey, 5, takea spin on the pony ride at the Apple Festival.
Stephanie Groves photos
Stained glass artist Jennifer Gilkey shows her creations at the Apple Festival.
Festival chicken fryers are ‘hot’
BY NANCY SPENCERnspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — Whodoesn’t love the smell of friedchicken in the morning? Wait.In the morning? Yes. Thearoma of fragrant fried chick-en can be smelled for blockson Saturday and Sunday of St.John’s Parish Fall Festival.The chicken fryers get upbefore the crack of dawn andare hard at work filling tubswith their crispy fare that willbe packed in roasters and thenbaked.The volunteers are recruit-ed through family affilia-tions and some, like CarleneGerdeman, got a phone callfor help one year and the restis history.“I got started with the fes-tival chicken after receivinga phone call from a lady whowas sick. I took her place andI’ve been here ever since,”Gerdeman said.Like most festival jobs,from then on, it becomes afamily affair.“My girls started help-ing with festival when theywere in junior high and nowwe have the whole family uphere,” Gerdeman added. “Wehave everyone from kids tograndkids to in-laws. That’show it happens. You volunteerand then talk everyone else inthe family into doing it.”Sue (Gerdeman) Wisemanstarted helping with the fes-tival in kindergarten. Shemarried and moved away butreturns each year.“I love helping with thefestival and I get to spend theday with my sister, Sarah,”she said.Roger (Missy) Gerdemanand their son, Keaton, alsohelp.Jerry Backus and his crewalso have a history with fes-tival chicken. Backus’ mom,Leona Backus, was head cookat St. John’s for 30 years, sothe family’s progression tohelping in the kitchen duringfestival was natural. Jerry, hiswife, Dottie, and their chil-dren also man iron skilletsduring festival.The chicken fryers are easyto spot; they’re all wearing“Chicken Fryers are Hot”T-shirts. Another clue are thesmudges of flour on faces.And by the way, if youvisit the kitchen on Saturdayor Sunday morning duringfestival, watch your back.
Janet Rode, back, and Dottie Backus fry chicken Sunday morning. Their efforts will fillplatters and carry-out containers during the second day of St. John’s Parish Fall Festival. (Seethe Big Money drawing and Faculty/Staff Raffle Booth winners in Wednesday’s Herald.)
Nancy Spencer photos
See APPLE, page 2ASee DEBATE, page 2A
Church to host‘Trunk or Treat’
Trinity United MethodistChurch will again host“Trunk or Treat” in thechurch parking lot duringdelphos Trick or Treat from6-7:30 p.m. Thursday.All are invited to decoratetheir trunk and pass out treats.A prize will be give tothe best decorated trunk.
Society setscraft show
The Ottoville RosaryAltar Society will hold itsannual craft show from 9a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 inthe Ottoville Parish Centerfeaturing wood, floral,ceramics, jewelry, candlesand more. A large vari-ety of religious articleswill also be available.Admission is free andopen to the public.Lunch will be servedby the Rosary AltarSociety ladies featuringhomemade soups, sand-wiches and desserts.A 50-50 drawing willbe held with no needto be present to win.
At Kalida: Archboldvs. Kalida, 6:30 p.m. (win-ner to Wapakoneta Districtfinal 3 p.m. Oct. 27).
At Ottawa: Crestviewvs. Leipsic, 7:30 p.m.At Van Wert: Ottovillevs. Marion Local, 6 p.m.;Lincolnview vs. MarionLocal, 7:30 p.m.
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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
At 7:10 p.m. on Thursday,Delphos Police were called tothe 200 block of West ClimeStreet in reference to a domes-tic violence complaint at aresidence in that area.Uponofficers’arrival,the victimstated LarryBrincefieldcaused orattemptedto causephysicalharm to thevictim whois a family or household mem-ber.As a result of the investiga-tion, officers found probablecause to arrest Brincefield oncharges of domestic violence.He was taken to the Van WertCounty Jail and will appear inVan Wert Municipal Court onthe charge.
Local man facesdomesticviolence charge
At 6:29 a.m. on Sunday,while on routine patrol in thearea of 600 block of ElidaAvenue, Delphos Police cameinto contact with JoshuaBinnion, 21, of Spencerville.While officers were speakingwith Binnion, he attempted toflee but wastaken intocustody ashort dis-tance away.As offi-cers weredealing withBinnion, hewas disor-derly in hisconduct andafter several times of beingtold to calm, down he refusedto do so. As a result Binnion,was transported to the AllenCounty Jail and will appear inLima Municipal Court on thecharges of obstructing officialbusiness and persistent dis-orderly conduct while intoxi-cated.
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Jan. 27, 1936-Oct. 20, 2012
Jessie Jeanine Foust, 76,of Delphos, died at 2 p.m.Saturday at her residence.She was born Jan. 27,1936, in Elida to Eugene “Sie”and Harriet “Bea” (Growdon)Wade.On May 8, 1958, she mar-ried Gordon Foust, who diedMarch 25, 2002.Survivors include two sons,Michael Dean “Mike” (Rita)Foust of Lima and AnthonyLyle “Tony” (Janet) Foust of Delphos; two brothers, Don(Dianne) Wade and Jim (Janet)Wade, of Elida; brothers-in-law, Frank (Fran) Foust andKeith (Betty) Foust of Elida;two granddaughters, CynthiaFoust of Lima and Jessica“Jessie” Foust of Delphos;three grandsons, BrianDorsten, Nicholas “Nick”Foust and Anthony Foust II of Delphos; a stepgranddaughter,Tina (Adam) Rayl of Bluffton;a stepgrandson, Tom (Nicci)Keiffer of Lima; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and sev-eral nieces and nephews.She was also preceded indeath by a brother, Ted Wade;two sisters-in-law, Marcella(James) Schmenk and Phyllis(Richard) Schmenk; and threenephews and two nieces.Mrs. Foust was a 1954graduate of Elida School.She served on Elida VillageCouncil for 1983 to 1997and retired after 25 years of working as an optician in Dr.Herbert Bell’s office. “Nean”loved her grandchildren andwas especially proud thatboth her granddaughters werenamed after her. She enjoyedgardening, sewing, paintingand writing poetry.Funeral services will beginat 10 a.m. on Wednesdayat Shawnee Chapel, Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation,Don and Dianne Wade offi-ciating. Burial will be inGreenlawn Cemetery, Elida.Friends may call from6-8 p.m. Tuesday and onehour prior to the service onWednesday at the funeralhome.Preferred memorials are toVancrest Parkinsons Unit, c/oBob Kann, 1425 E. Fifth St.,Delphos OH 45833.
Jessie Jeanine Foust
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The Phi Delta Sorority recently held its annual Purse Bingoat the Delphos Eagles Lodge and would like to thank everyonefor attending.We would also like to thank numerous local vendors thatdonated raffle items and contributed to the success of theevent.Congratulations to the winners of the designer purseswho included: Lindsey Grothouse, Sherry Etzkorn, AliceGrothouse, Sharon Fishbach, Nancy Haunhorst, MarySanchez, Stacey Forback, Deb Altenburger, Gina Taylor,Mandy Weimerskirch, Jerri Courtney, Brenda Adams, LeslieBrown, Kathy Siebert, Shannon Schroeder, Elaine Evans andJulie Bertling.Proceeds of the event will be used to buy shoes for school-aged children through the Delphos Community ChristmasProject.Thank you to everyone who contributed and helped makethis a successful event.
Phi Delta SororityKathy Rose, secretary
The Delphos Optimist Punt, Pass and Kick contest was heldon Saturday and we had 46 youth participate in this year’sevent.I would like to thank high school football players from St.John’s and Delphos Jefferson for helping with the event thisyear, as this made the event go very smoothly. The kids reallyappreciate any tips and advice you provide them during theevent.Thanks also goes to Craig Mansfield for opening up thestadium park football field for us to host the event on andto Optimist members Claude Bergfeld, Jay Kundert and JayMetzner.
Sincerely,Todd MenkeDelphos Optimist ClubPunt, Pass and Kick chairman
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became interested in the trade.I have been producing my ownwork for about 10 years. It is acreative hobby that has becomelucrative.”The community flu shotclinic on Friday and Saturdaytook place in the administrationbuilding. It also served as thetemporary home for HeatherMatthews’ “Happy Gourds,” agallery of Halloween, Christmasand abstract art-themed fruitwhich she has displayed at thefestival for the past five years.“I purchase the gourds dryfrom an area farm,” Matthewsdescribed the energy put intothe work, “and my friend andI spend all of our free timetwo weeks prior to the festivaldesigning and decorating theholiday inspired characters. “The bulk of the boothswere in the larger commer-cial building, which containedmany food vendors cookingand serving tasty apple des-serts. Among the tables of mercantile, there was one arti-san actually demonstrating hiscraft. Weaver Hubert Keunekoperated his floor loom; weav-ing threads [warp] into pre-cutmaterial [weft] creating color-ful “sheets” of woven mate-rial, which would later be cutinto decorative floor coverings.Since it takes two full days todress a loom [set up], weavingwith the same materials con-tinues until the loom runs outof thread.“My father was restless andhe wanted something to do.”Keuneke reflected back in time,“I bought him a loom and hebegan weaving. I took up thecraft in 1976.”A working model train, stu-dent art show, and kid’s gameswere held in the agriculturebuilding.
A boy, Grant Alexander,was born Oct. 15 at St. Rita’sMedical Center to Scott andMary Miller of Pandora.He was welcomed home bybig brother Jack.Grandparents are Mark andLinda Miller of Delphos andRick and Judy Essinger of Rawson.
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up for their evening debatein the battleground state of Florida, their running mateswill be busy today seekingvotes in two of the eightother states whose up-for-grabs electoral votes willdetermine the next president— Vice President Joe Bidenin Ohio and Republican Rep.Paul Ryan in Colorado. Alsostill hotly contested: Iowa,New Hampshire, Nevada,North Carolina, Wisconsinand Virginia.Deputy campaign man-ager Stephanie Cutter saidtoday that “it really nowcomes down to that smallsegment of undecided vot-ers.”Appearing on NBC’s“Today” show, Cutter said,“The ground game is incredibly important at thispoint. We feel pretty goodabout where we are.”It fell to campaign surro-gates on Sunday talk showsto frame the foreign policymatters that moderator BobSchieffer will put before thecandidates in a discussionsure to reflect “how danger-ous the world is in which welive,” as the CBS newsmanput it. Iran’s nuclear inten-tions, the bloody crackdownin Syria, economic angst inEurope, security concerns inAfghanistan, China’s grow-ing power — all that andmore are on the agenda.On Iran, senior Romneycampaign foreign policyadviser Dan Senor said onNBC today that Romney’sapproach is that “we’ve gotto reach a diplomatic solu-tion.” He said the Obamaadministration’s policy onIran for the past four yearshas not discouraged Tehranfrom moving forward withits nuclear ambitions.On Libya, Senor said“they didn’t have the prop-er security” at the U.S.Consulate in Benghazi whereAmbassador ChristopherStevens and three otherswere killed on Sept. 11.The series of interviewsSunday and today fed intothe broader debate overwhich candidate offers thesteady hand and sound judg-ment for a nation facingmyriad challenges at homeand abroad.Florida Sen. MarcoRubio, arguing for theRepublicans, faulted Obamafor “his failure to outlinebroad goals, real goals, areal view of what America’srole in the world shouldbe.” Romney, by contrast,would “use America’s rolein the world as a catalyst forpeace, prosperity and free-dom,” he said.Ryan, campaigning inColorado Springs, Colo., onSunday, faulted the presi-dent for potential defensecuts and said that whenadversaries “see us project-ing weakness, when theysee us hollowing out ourmilitary ... they think we area superpower in decline.” Itwas a likely preview of oneof Romney’s arguments inthe debate.Obama adviser DavidAxelrod said that when thepresident took office “wewere isolated in our positionon Iran and in the world.And today, the world is uni-fied against Iran with us, allbecause of the leadership of this president.”The Obama campaignreleased a blistering memofrom Senate ForeignRelations CommitteeChairman John Kerry,D-Mass., accusing Romneyof offering nothing but “end-less bluster” on internationalissues.“He is an extreme andexpedient candidate wholacks the judgment andvision so vital for the OvalOffice,” said Kerry, who isconsidered a leading can-didate to succeed HillaryRodham Clinton as secre-tary of state if Obama winsa second term.When it comes to theirforeign policy credentials,both candidates have rea-sons for optimism andconcern: While foreignpolicy has been a strengthof Obama throughout thecampaign, some recent pollsshow his advantage nar-rowing. The Pew ResearchCenter’s October poll, forexample, found that 47 per-cent of Americans favoredObama to make “wise deci-sions about foreign policy,”while 43 percent preferredRomney.American Universityprofessor Jordan Tamasaid the difficult trick forRomney in the debate willbe to challenge Obama onforeign policy without look-ing like he’s criticizing thecommander in chief, whichcan be off-putting to voters.Obama, for his part, mustmake the case that his poli-cies are sound and his lead-ership strong despite ongo-ing challenges around theworld, including unrest inthe Middle East and the cha-otic situation in Libya thatleft four Americans dead.While foreign policy hasbeen overshadowed duringthis campaign by concernsabout the domestic economyand jobs at home, every-thing matters in a race thistight. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll releasedSunday showed each candi-date favored by 47 percentof likely voters, reflecting aboost of support for Romneyfollowing his strong perfor-mance in the first debate inearly October.With early voting underway in many states, thereis precious little time forthe candidates to breakloose. More than 4 millionAmericans already havevoted.
By AUDREY McAVOYThe Associated Press
HONOLULU — A photo-graph of a 93-year-old WorldWar II veteran casting whatwill likely be his last ballothas captured the hearts of tensof thousands of Internet users.The photo shows FrankTanabe lying in a hospitalbed at home as his daughterBarbara Tanabe helps him fillout his absentee ballot. A half-million people saw the pictureon the website Reddit afterhis grandson posted it thereon Thursday, making it oneof the most popular items onthe social media network fora day after.“True Patriotism,” was thetop rated comment on the post.“This is America. Amen,” wasnext, followed by “Thank you,Citizen.”Doctors diagnosed Tanabewith an inoperable cancertumor in his liver two monthsago. He’s been in hospice carefor the past three weeks at hisdaughter’s home. His condi-tion has been deteriorating,and he’s been speaking littlelately.He’s been determined tovote regardless, eagerly ask-ing when the ballot wouldbe arriving in the mail, hisdaughter said. She kept tellinghim, “don’t worry, it’s com-ing.” He filled it out imme-diately when it landed in themailbox on Wednesday.Barbara Tanabe read aloudthe names of the candidatesto her dad. He either nodded“yes” to the names or shookhis head “no.” She filled in theboxes on his behalf, follow-ing his instructions even whenhe didn’t pick the people shewanted.“There were some thatwere OK, but there were oth-ers where I said, ‘Dad, are yousure?”’ she said.But he knew what he wasdoing. He’s kept up on theissues, reading newspapersregularly until only recently,she said.Tanabe volunteered to jointhe Army from behind barbedwire at the Tule Lake intern-ment camp in California. Hewas pulled out of college atthe University of Washingtonand taken to the campwhen President Franklin D.Roosevelt ordered 110,000Japanese-Americans detainedand isolated after the start of the war with Japan.The Army assigned Tanabeto the Military IntelligenceService, a classified unit whosemembers were collectivelyawarded the CongressionalGold Medal last year alongwith soldiers who served inthe 100th Infantry Battalionand 442nd Regimental CombatTeam — highly decoratedsegregated units of mostlyJapanese-Americans.“I’d like to accept on behalf of all hyphenated Americans,including American-Americans,” Tanabe told theHonolulu Star-Advertiserat the time. “We all servedtogether in defense of ourcountry.”
Photo of WWIIveteran castingvote captures hearts
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COLUMBUS (AP) —Two-thirds of school levieson the ballot next month areasking voters to approve addi-tional local dollars for educa-tion, the highest percentageof new tax issues in a generalelection in at least 10 years.Most of those levies willlikely fail based on the historyof school issues’ success withvoters.The Columbus Dispatchreports Monday there are 194school levies up for a votenext month, including 123requests for extra funding.The remaining issues areasking voters to renew or con-tinue existing taxes.
Marathoner revivedafter dropping dead
AKRON (AP) — A manwho was brought back tolife after faltering withinthe first two miles of amarathon race in Akron isback at home and thankfulto be alive.Tony Lindeman, a46-year-old married fatherof two teenage girls and acouncilman in the village of Doylestown, told the AkronBeacon Journal he felt finebefore the Sept. 29 race indowntown Akron.Lindeman, who previous-ly had run seven marathons,remembers his friends pass-ing him by in the beginning,as they usually do, but can’tremember what happened ashe was nearing the secondmile-marker.Surgical nurse and run-ner Heather Pariso saysshe’ll never forget it.The 34-year-old fromCoventry Township saidthat she saw Lindemenleave the street, run ontothe sidewalk and collapse.“I just thought he trippedon uneven pavement,” shesaid. “I went to him rightaway, but as soon as I gotto him, I saw he hadn’ttripped.”Pariso managed to getLindeman on his back andsaw that he no longer wasbreathing. She began manu-ally pumping his heart asother medical professionalsscrambled to help, givingLindeman mouth-to-mouth,calling 911 and prayingover his lifeless body.Within a few minutes, anambulance arrived and useda defibrillator to restart hisheart.About a half-hour later,Lindeman awoke in thehospital. His face was rawand bloody from the fall,his chest was sore andhis bones were aching.Confused, Lindeman won-dered why he wasn’t run-ning in the race.“Today is the luckiestday of your life,” a nursetold him.Lindeman was hospital-ized for five days before hisrelease earlier this month.He’s awaiting surgery toimplant a defibrillator,but was temporarily fittedwith a vest and monitoringdevice that will shock hisheart if it stops again.Doctors told Lindemanthat his arteries weren’tblocked and that he had ahealthy, strong heart.“They told us 98 percentof the people (whose heartsstop) are due to a heartattack or a blockage,” saidwife Ann Lindeman. “He’sin the 2 percent that theycan’t explain.”Lindeman said, “It wassort of like my electronicsystem went off that day.”He said he doesn’t knowif he’ll be allowed to runagain. To be honest, he saidhe’s a little nervous aboutdoing anything until hebetter understands why hisheart failed him.Meanwhile he and Parisoare in regular contact. Hethinks of her as his “angel,”and Pariso knows she’llnever be the same.“I hug my husband andkids a little longer now,”she said.She said she was run-ning behind schedule thatday and wasn’t even sup-posed to be near the 2-milemarker where Lindemancollapsed.“But now I feel like itwas for a reason,” she said.“I was there because I wassupposed to be there.”
Gas prices down
COLUMBUS (AP) —Ohio motorists are once againseeing lower gas prices com-pared with last week.The average price for a gal-lon of regular gas in the statewas $3.37 in Monday’s sur-vey from auto club AAA, theOil Price Information Serviceand Wright Express. That’s 25cents lower than a week ago.Ohioans are also payingless than a month ago, whenthe average price was $3.71.But they’re paying more thanthis time last year, when thestate average was $3.26.The national averageMonday was $3.66, down 12cents from a week ago.
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