2 – The Herald Thursday, December 27, 2012
For The Record
Vol. 143 No. 140
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
,circulation managerThe Delphos Herald(USPS 1525 8000) is publisheddaily except Sundays, Tuesdaysand Holidays.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 willbe accepted in towns or villag-es where The Delphos Heraldpaper carriers or motor routesprovide daily home delivery for$1.48 per week.405 North Main St.TELEPHONE 695-0015Office Hours8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.POSTMASTER:Send address changesto THE DELPHOS HERALD,405 N. Main St.Delphos, Ohio 45833
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High temperatureWednesday in Delphos was32 degrees, low was 26.Snowfall was recorded at 3.5inches. High a year ago todaywas 36, low was 32. Recordhigh for today is 66, set in2008. Record low is -15, setin 1950.
A girl, Ellianna Elizabeth,was born at 8:15 a.m. on Dec.26 at St. Rita’s Medical Centerto Elizabeth Looser and MitchHommel.She weighed 5 pounds,9 ounces and was 17 incheslong.She was welcomed homeby a big brother, Maddox.Grandparents are Jerry andMary Looser of Delphos andRex and Danette Hommel of Kenton. Great-grandparentsare Bill and Lillian Looser of Delphos.A boy was born Dec. 25 toTamara Reed and RC Ellis of Delphos.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyThe Associated PressTONIGHT:
Cloudy. Lowsaround 15. West winds around5 mph shifting to the southafter midnight.
Cloudy. Highsaround 30. South winds 5 to10 mph.
Cloudywith a 40 percent chance of light snow. Lows in the lower20s. South winds around 5mph shifting to the southwestafter midnight.
Cloudywith a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in thelower 30s. West winds around10 mph becoming northwestin the afternoon.
Mostly cloudy. Lows 15 to20.
SUNDAY AND SUNDAYNIGHT:
Partly cloudy. Highsin the mid 20s. Lows 15 to20.
Partly cloudy.Highs in the lower 30s.
MONDAY NIGHT ANDNEW YEAR’S DAY:
Mostlycloudy. Lows 15 to 20. Highsin the mid 20s.
TUESDAY NIGHTAND WEDNESDAY:
Partlycloudy. Lows around 15.Highs in the mid 20s.
Esther K.,87, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will be heldat 11 a.m. on Saturday at St.John the Evangelist Church inDelphos. Burial will follow inSt. Peter and Paul Cemeteryin Ottawa. Family and friendsmay call from 2-8 p.m. Fridayat Harter and Schier FuneralHome. Memorial contribu-tions may be made to theDickman Kids Relay for LifeTeam or donor’s choice.
Margaret M.,95, of Spencerville, funeralservices will be at 2 p.m.Friday in the First BaptistChurch in Spencerville. Burialwill follow south of the churchat the New Salem Cemetery.Friends may call from 2-8 p.m.today at the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencervilleand after 1 p.m. Friday atthe church. Memorials maybe made to the Monticello orFirst Baptist Churches.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Wednesday:
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Answers to Wednesday’s ques-tions:
Four seas around the world arenamed for colors: the Red Sea, BlackSea, White Sea and Yellow Sea.The Boston Red Sox, in 1990, hittwo triple plays in the same game. Theteam that turned the triple plays, theMinnesota Twins, ended up losing thegame 1-0.
How many body guards wereassigned to protect Abraham Lincolnon the night he was assassinated atFord’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.?What color, symbolically linked toLent, are the drapes and altar clothesused in many churches during thatsomber 10-day observance?
Answers in Friday’s Herald.German lesson:
I don’t understand — Ich verstehenicht — ixh fair-shtay-er nixht I don’t know — Ich weiß nicht —izh viyss nizht Leave me alone! — Lassen Siemich in Ruhe! — Lass-en zee mixhin roo-er
Resident reportsdoor kicked inOhio City womancited in crash
Patrol reports 5 killed inholiday crashes in Ohio
No drugs found in 3 kidsafter murder-suicideMan charged in Christmasslaying in Cincinnati
At 6:25 p.m. on Sunday,Delphos Police were called tothe 900 block of Lima Avenuein reference to a criminal dam-aging complaint at a residencein that area.Upon officers’ arrival,they met with the victim whoadvised a subject known tothem had come to the resi-dence and broken the door bykicking it in.An Ohio City woman wascited for failure to yield afterstopping following a two-vehicle accident reported at2:41 p.m. Dec. 20.Mark Frick, 72, of Elida,was traveling westbound onEast Third Street when a vehi-cle driven by Norma Etzkorn,75, of Ohio City, travelingnorthbound on WashingtonStreet, stopped for the post-ed stop sign at Third andWashington streets and thenproceeded into the intersec-tion and struck the Frick vehi-cle that did not have to stop.No one was injured.Both vehicles sustainednon-functional damage.COLUMBUS (AP) — TheState Highway Patrol says fivepeople were killed in crashes inOhio between early ChristmasEve and Christmas Day.The patrol is urging driversto help bring a safe end to theyear by wearing a seatbelt andnot driving while impaired.Three of the five deaths wereattributed to impaired driving.Last year, eight people diedin impaired-related crashesbetween Christmas and NewYear’s in Ohio.The patrol said year-to-date data shows that troopershave made an additional 944more arrest for operating avehicle under the influencecompared to the same timeperiod last year. Preliminaryinformation also indicatedthat impaired-related fatalcrashes were down 18 percentcompared to last year.TOLEDO (AP) — Thecounty coroner’s office inToledo says three childrenwho died of carbon monox-ide poisoning in a suspectedmurder-suicide had no drugsin their systems.A Lucas County deputycoroner said Wednesday noirregularities turned up in tox-icology tests for the three sib-lings, ages 5, 7 and 10. Theywere found dead in a Toledogarage in mid-November,along with their grandmotherand uncle.Police said notes indi-cated the two adults plannedto kill themselves and thechildren by funneling fumesfrom a truck into the carwhere their bodies werefound. There were coloringbooks and food in the vehi-cle, and investigators foundno signs the children wereforced inside.Police and family friendssaid the murder-suicide appar-ently stemmed from a familydisagreement over where thechildren should live.CINCINNATI (AP) —Police say a 26-year-oldman has been charged in aChristmas Day shooting thatleft a 20-year-old woman deadand her boyfriend wounded.Cincinnati police Sgt.Dennis Swingley said theshooting occurred as KyilaShields, her boyfriend andtwo young children visitedrelatives in the Westwoodneighborhood Tuesday night.Police say Byron Frazierpulled up in a vehicle andopened fire shortly after theircar arrived. Shields was killedand her 25-year-old boyfriendwas shot in the face. He wastreated at a hospital andreleased. The children werenot injured.The Cincinnati Enquirerreports that Frazier wascharged with murder and twocounts of felonious assault.Investigators have not dis-closed his connection to thefamily.Cincinnati police alsoinvestigated two other shoot-ings on Christmas Day.
Ex-President George H.W. Bush in intensive care
HOUSTON — FormerPresident George H.W. Bushremained in guarded condi-tion overnight in the intensivecare unit at a Houston hospi-tal after a day marked by “aseries of setbacks includingpersistent fever,” according tohis spokesman.In a brief email Wednesday,Jim McGrath, Bush’s spokes-man in Houston, said the88-year-old former leader hadbeen admitted Sunday to theICU at Methodist Hospital.McGrath said Bush, the oldestliving former U.S. president,was alert and talking to medi-cal staff, adding that doctorsare cautiously optimistic abouthis treatment.No other details werereleased about his medicalcondition, but McGrath saidBush is surrounded by fam-ily.Bush has been hospitalizedsince Nov. 23, when he wasadmitted for a lingering coughrelated to bronchitis after hav-ing been in and out of the hos-pital for complications relatedto the illness.Earlier Wednesday,McGrath said, a fever thatkept Bush in the hospital overChristmas had gotten worseand that doctors had put himon a liquids-only diet.“It’s an elevated fever, soit’s actually gone up in thelast day or two,” McGrath toldThe Associated Press. “It’s astubborn fever that won’t goaway.”But he said the cough thatinitially brought Bush to thehospital has improved.Bush was visited onChristmas by his wife, Barbara,his son, Neil, and Neil’swife, Maria, and a grandson,McGrath said. Bush’s daugh-ter, Dorothy, was expected toarrive Wednesday in Houstonfrom Bethesda, Md. The 41stpresident has also been visitedtwice by his sons, George W.Bush, the 43rd president, andJeb Bush, the former governorof Florida.Bush and his wife live inHouston during the winter andspend their summers at a homein Kennebunkport, Maine.The former president wasa naval aviator in World WarII — at one point the young-est in the Navy — and wasshot down over the Pacific. Heachieved notoriety in retire-ment for skydiving on at leastthree of his birthdays sinceleaving the White House in1992.
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people like Bob and SherrySims of Mobile, Alabama,who’d just finished dinner.“We heard that very distinctsound, like a freight train,” saidBob Sims. They headed for acenter bathroom.Power was still out at theSims’ home on Wednesday, butthe house wasn’t damaged andthey used a generator to run heat-ers to stay warm. Some neigh-bors were less fortunate, theirroofs peeled away and porchessmashed by falling trees.The storm also left freezingtemperatures in its aftermath,and forecasters said parts of the Southeast from Virginiato Florida saw severe thunder-storms.Schools on break andworkers taking holiday vaca-tions meant that many peoplecould avoid messy commutes,but those who had to travelwere urged to avoid it. Snowwas blamed for scores of vehicle accidents as far eastas Maryland, and about twodozen counties in Indiana andOhio issued snow emergencytravel alerts, urging people togo out on the roads only if necessary.About 40 vehicles gotbogged down trying to makeit up a slick hill in centralIndiana, and four state snow-plows slid off roads as snowfell at the rate of 3 inches anhour in some places.Two passengers in a car on asleet-slickened Arkansas high-way were killed Wednesday ina head-on collision, and twopeople, including a 76-year-old Milwaukee woman, werekilled Tuesday on Oklahomahighways. Deaths from wind-toppled trees were reported inTexas and Louisiana.Larry McClain and JohnCrider, each driving a mobileconstruction crane from ShadyGrove, Pa., traveled only 15miles before snow forced themoff the highway and into aMcDonald’s in Hagerstown,Md. The vehicles aren’t per-mitted to travel in snow.They planned to spend thenight in a motel before resum-ing the trip south. Crider washeaded for Oklahoma City andMcClain for Corpus Christi,Texas.“We were hoping theywould have told us to stay athome today but they thoughtmaybe we could get south andbeat the storm — but we didn’tdo it,” McClain said.The day after Christmaswasn’t expected to be particu-larly busy for AAA, but itsCincinnati-area branch had itsbusiest Wednesday of the year.By mid-afternoon, nearly 400members had been helped withtows, jump starts and otheraid, with calls still coming in,spokesman Mike Mills said.More than 1,600 flightswere canceled, according tothe aviation tracking web-site FlightAware.com, andsome airlines said they wouldwaive change fees. By earlyThursday only minor delayswere reported.In Arkansas, some of thenearly 200,000 people wholost power could be without itfor as long as a week becauseof snapped poles and wiresafter ice and 10 inches of snowcoated power lines, said thestate’s largest utility, EntergyArkansas.Gov. Mike Beebe, whodeclared a statewide emergen-cy, sent out National Guardteams, and Humvees trans-ported medical workers andpatients. Snow hadn’t fallen inLittle Rock on Christmas since1926, but the capital endedTuesday with 10.3 inches of it.Other states also had scat-tered outages. Duke Energysaid it had nearly 300 out-ages in Indiana, with few left inOhio by early afternoon afterscores were reported in themorning.As the storm moved east,New England state highwaydepartments were treatingroads and getting ready tomobilize with snowfall fore-casts of a foot or more.Few truckers were stop-ping into a TravelCentersof America truck stop inWillington, Conn., near theMassachusetts border earlyThursday. Usually 20 to 30an hour stop in overnight, buthigh winds and slushy roadshad cut that to two to threepeople an hour.“A lot of people are stay-ing off the road,” said LouisZalewa, 31, who works thereselling gasoline and staffingthe store. “I think people arebeing smart.”As usual, winter-sportsenthusiasts welcomed thesnow. At Smiling Hill Farmin Maine, Warren Knight washoping for enough snow toallow the opening of trails.“We watch the weathermore carefully for cross-country skiing than we do forfarming. And we’re prettydiligent about farming. We’reglued to the weather radio,”said Knight, who described theweather at the 500-acre farm inWestbrook as being akin to theprizes in “Cracker Jacks — wedon’t know what we’re goingto get.”Behind the storm,Mississippi’s governordeclared states of emergencyin eight counties with morethan 25 people reported injuredand 70 homes left damaged.Cindy Williams stood neara home in McNeill, Miss.,where its front had collapsedinto a pile of wood and brick,a balcony and the porch rippedapart. Large oak trees wereuprooted and winds shearedoff treetops in a nearby grove.But she focused instead on thefact that all her family mem-bers had escaped harm.“We are so thankful,” shesaid. “God took care of us.”
Homeless man,woman found in-competent for trial
COLUMBUS (AP) —Central Ohio judges have ruledthat a homeless man accusedof stabbing a college profes-sor and a homeless womancharged with causing a bombscare at an airport have beenfound mentally incompetentto stand trial.The Columbus Dispatchreports that both have beenhospitalized for mental healthtreatment in an effort to bringthem to trial within one year.Their cases are unrelated.Police said 36-year-oldIsaac Rotich was arrested inJune after a part-time math-ematics professor was stabbedat the downtown campus of Columbus State CommunityCollege. Police said Rotichknew the man, who recoveredfrom his injury.Police at Port ColumbusInternational Airport said57-year-old Klara Bias wasarrested in August in connectionwith a threatening letter and fakeexplosive left at the airport.
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