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Vol. 143 No. 150
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
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Arthur NormanLaddCharles DillerMoeller
High temperatureWednesday in Delphos was43 degrees, low was 35. Higha year ago today was 48, lowwas 29. Record high for todayis 60, set in 1975. Record lowis -15, set in 1982.
Thomas J,, 86,of Kalida, Mass of ChristianBurial will begin 10:30 a.m.Friday at St. Michael’s CatholicChurch, Kalida, the Rev. MarkHoying officiating. Burial willfollow in the church cemetery,with military rites by OttawaVFW and Ottawa AmericanLegion. Visitation will beand 2-8 p.m. today at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home,Jackson Township. Memorialcontributions may be madeto Diocese of Toledo Officeof Vocations or WoundedWarriors. Condolences maybe expressed at www.lovefu-neralhome.com.
Feb. 17, 1931Jan. 5, 2013
Arthur Norman Ladd, 81,of Leland, died Saturday atSECU Hospice House of Brunswick.He was born Feb. 17,1931 in Delphos to LawrenceAndrew Ladd and Velma MayLadd, who preceded him indeath.He is survived by his wife,Ruth Fisher Ladd; threechildren, Pam Green, ToddLadd, and Jennifer Corbin;one sister, June Dunlap; twobrothers, Kenneth Ladd andDale Ladd; five grandchil-dren and three great-grand-children.He was also preceded indeath by a son, David Ladd.Arthur was a veteran of theUS Marine Corps.A memorial service willbe 11 a.m. on Saturday atWilmington Funeral &Cremation Village RoadChapel in Leland.
March 28, 1927Jan. 8, 2013
Charles Diller Moellerof Spencerville, Ohio, dis-tinguished entrepreneur andbeloved father and grandfa-ther, passed into eternity onJanuary 8, 2013, at St. Rita’sMedical Center. He was 85years old.Born on a humble farmoutside Columbus Grove,Ohio, on March 28, 1927,Charles was the son of Royand Frances Moeller whopreceded him in death. Hemarried Phyllis Snavely, nowdeceased, in 1949. He latermarried Francis Jarvis in 1960and later divorced.Charles is survived byhis five children, TheresaL. Moeller, of Lima,Marcia L. (John) Elliot, of Lima, Charlene A. (Bruce“Shorty”) McCullough, of Spencerville, Charles L.Moeller, of Lima, CandaceS. Moeller, of Lima; a step-daughter, Cheryl Steinwedel,of Lima, a stepson, Jeffrey(Lori) Jarvis; grandchildrenChristi McGuire, Corrie Doty,Kasey Doty, Justin Elliot,Holly Elliot, Jordan Elliot,Broderick McCullough,Chandler McCullough,Sydney Moeller; five greatgrandchildren; stepgrandchil-dren Jennifer Burt, JessicaSpiers, Jillian Jarvis, JaclynJarvis, Mark Steinwedel; andeight stepgreat-grandchildren.Charles was preceded indeath by a sister, Mary AliceNeuman Roof; a brother,Richard Roy Moeller; and agrandson, Craig Martin Doty.Charles served in the U.S.Navy for two years. At theage of 23, he founded OhioDecorative Products, Inc.,Spencerville, specializing inzinc die casting and plating. Helater expanded with EdgertonMetal Products in Edgerton,Ohio, and Ken-Dec, HorseCave, Ky. In 1971, he startedin the polyurethane industrywith Flexible Foam Products,Inc., supplying flooring, fur-niture and bedding industries.In 2012 he celebrated 62 yearsof success in maintaining thefamily business. FlexibleFoam Products, Inc. operatesnationally with 13 locationsand is currently expanding inLas Vegas, Nevada.Charles also endeavoredin farming operations, includ-ing dairy, livestock and grainfarming. Current farms are inOhio, Kentucky and Indiana.He enjoyed being activelyinvolved and was civic mind-ed in the many communities,including his hometown of Spencerville. Charles was aproud member and supporter of the Republican Party and attend-ed many presidential dinners.Charles led an inspiration-al life defined by family andfaith. He was a member of theShawnee Alliance Church.There will be visitation todayand Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to8 p.m. at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville.Funeral Services will be at1 p.m. Saturday at ShawneeChristian Missionary AllianceChurch, 4455 Shawnee Rd.,Lima, where there will beviewing one hour prior to theservice.Saturday morning, atapproximately 10 a.m., Charleswill be carried in a horsedrawn hearse leaving Bayliff Funeral Home and proceedingleft on Elizabeth Street pastOhio Decorative Products andthen make the loop throughdowntown Spencerville.In lieu of flowers, donationscan be made to: (Customer andSuppliers) Huntington NationalBank, C/O Charles D. MoellerMemorial Fund, 102 N. Broadway,Spencerville, Ohio 45887 or(Friends and Family) Fifth ThirdBank, C/O Charles D. MoellerMemorial Fund, 225 NorthwestSt., Lima, Ohio 45801.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyThe Associated PressTONIGHT:
Rain throughmidnight, then rain and iso-lated thunderstorms aftermidnight. Lows in the upper30s. Southeast winds 10 to20 mph.
Mostly cloudy.Showers and isolated thun-derstorms in the morning,then chance of showers inthe afternoon. Not as cool.Highs in the upper 50s.Southwest winds 10 to 20mph. Chance of precipita-tion 90 percent.
Partlycloudy. Warmer. Lowsaround 50. Southwest winds10 to 15 mph.
Partlycloudy in the morning thenbecoming mostly cloudy.Highs in the upper 50s.Southwest winds 10 to 15mph.
Rain. Lows in the upper 30s.Chance of rain 90 percent.
Mostlycloudy. Rain likely in themorning, then chance of rain in the afternoon. Highsin the lower 40s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a 40percent chance of snow.Lows in the mid 20s.
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The following individu-als appeared Wednesdaybefore Judge CharlesSteele in Van Wert CountyCommon Pleas Court:ArraignmentsWilliam Crutchfield,
40,Van Wert, pled not guilty tohaving weapons under dis-ability, a felony of the thirddegree. His case will be setfor pretrial after an evalua-tion is completed for anotherpending case. He is beingheld on a cash bond in theother case and the same bondwas set in this case.
18,Mendon, pled not guilty totwo charges: burglary, felonysecond degree; and theft, afelony of the third degree.His bond was set at$50,000 cash and a pretrialwas set for Wednesday.
24, VanWert, was arraigned on acharge of theft from an elder-ly person, a felony of the fifthdegree.He was released on a sure-ty bond and his case set forpretrial on March 6.
43,Convoy, pled not guilty topossession of heroin, a felonyof the fourth degree; and pos-session of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.She was released on asurety bond and pretrial wasset for Wednesday.
22, VanWert, was arraigned and pledguilty to possession of drugs,a felony of the fifth degree.The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and setsentencing for March 6.
Changes of pleasDaniel Myrick,
23,Delphos, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of traffick-ing marijuana, a felony of thefifth degree. He then request-ed and was granted Treatmentin Lieu of Conviction.All further proceedingswere stayed pending com-pletion of the treatment pro-gram.
24,Van Wert, changed her pleato guilty to two counts of trafficking drugs, both felo-nies of the fifth degree. Threeother similar charges weredismissed for her plea tothese two.The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and setsentencing for March 6.
28, VanWert, entered a plea of guiltyto possession of drugs, a fel-ony of the fifth degree. TheCourt ordered a Pre-sentenceinvestigation and set sentenc-ing for Jan. 23.
28, VanWert, appeared on a proba-tion violation for associat-ing with known felon, testingpositive for controlled sub-stance, failing to report toprobation, failing to pay courtcosts, and failing to completehis assessment and treatment.He admitted the violationsand was sentenced to ninemonths in prison with creditfor 143 days already served.
31,Van Wert, appeared for abond violation for failing toreport to probation and failingto provide an address whereshe was living. A violationwas found by the court andshe was ordered re-releasedon her surety bond until herpretrial scheduled for nextWednesday.
29, VanWert, appeared for a bondviolation for not reporting toprobation. She was found inviolation and re-released onsurety bond until a pretrialJan. 16.
SentencingKenneth Michael Imler,
33, Ohio City, was sentencedfor violating a civil protec-tion order, a felony of thefifth degree.He received three yearscommunity control, 100 hourscommunity service, angermanagement assessment andtreatment, two years inten-sive probation, abide by allJuvenile Court orders con-cerning visitation, pay courtcosts and partial appointedcounsel fees. A nine-monthprison sentence was deferredpending completion of com-munity control.
Time waiverKyle Caldwell,
33, VanWert, waived time and wasgranted a continuance of a jury trial scheduled for today.Continuance was granted.This case involves an allegedarmed robbery at KlostermanPizza in Van Wert.
Delphos Fire Assoc.300 Club
Jan. 2 — DanaSteinbrennerJan. 9 — Mary German
2 men indicted in Ohiomurder-for-hire plot
COLUMBUS (AP) —A central Ohio grand juryhas indicted two men in analleged murder-for-hire plottargeting the ex-wife of oneof the suspects.A prosecutor saidWednesday that the FranklinCounty grand jury inColumbus charged 59-year-old Daniel Lytle with con-spiracy to commit aggravatedmurder and related crimes.He is accused of conspir-ing with 26-year-old BradFickenworth over severalmonths to kill his 43-year-old ex-wife Tammy Lytle.Fickenworth also was indict-ed on a charge of conspiracyto commit aggravated mur-der.The Columbus Dispatchreports that Daniel Lytle alleg-edly recruited Fickenworth tohire a third person to kill hisex-wife.Their attorney informationwasn’t immediately avail-able.A boy, Adam James, wasborn Dec. 26 in St. Marys toSue and Danny Wiseman of Delphos.He was welcomed home bya brother, Tyler.Grandparents are CarleneGerdeman of Delphos and thelate Irvin Gerdeman, RobertWiseman Jr. of Delphos andJohn and Martha Anders of Fort Jennings.
From Ethiopia to Chile:Day 1 of a 7-year walk
BY JASON STRAZIUSOThe Associated Press
NAIROBI, Kenya — Onthe eve of an unimaginablylong walk — one that startsin Africa, winds through theMiddle East, across Asia, hopsover to Alaska, goes down thewestern United States, thenCentral and South Americaand ends in Chile — one ques-tion nagged journalist PaulSalopek: Should he take hishouse keys?Salopek departed a smallEthiopian village today andtook the first steps of a planned21,000-mile (34,000-kilome-ter) walk that will cross some30 borders, where he willencounter dozens of languag-es and scores of ethnic groups.The 50-year-old’s quest is toretrace man’s first migrationfrom Africa across the worldin a go-slow journey that willforce him to immerse himself in a variety of cultures so hecan tell a global mosaic of people stories.The Ethiopia-to-Chile walk— which took human ances-tors some 50,000 years tomake — is called Out of Edenand is sponsored by NationalGeographic, the KnightFoundation and the PulitzerCenter for Crisis Reporting. Atwo-time Pulitzer Prize win-ner, the American plans towrite one major article a yearwith periodic updates every100 miles or so.“Often the places that wefly over or drive through, theyaren’t just untold stories, butthey are also the connectivetissues between the stories of the day,” Salopek told TheAssociated Press by satel-lite phone from the village of Herto Bouri, his starting point,late Wednesday.Those fly-over placesexplain how environment oreducation are connected to theeconomy — stories that aremore nuanced and complicat-ed “that take slowing down toexplain,” he said.Though Salopek’s plannedwalk may be among the longestin modern times — GuinnessWorld Records doesn’t track“longest walk” because sucha feat can’t be standardized —such long, investigative walkshave been done before.Rory Stewart, now aBritish parliamentarian,walked across Iran, Pakistan,Nepal, and then circled backto post-Taliban Afghanistanto walk from Herat to Kabul,a journey chronicled in the2005 book “The Places InBetween.” Stewart’s walktook 21 months.“The best thing about it forme was simply that it gaveme access to people and com-munities. It forced you to stopevery 20 or 25 miles. It forcedyou to spend nights in villagehomes,” said Stewart, whospends six weeks every yearwalking through his politicaldistrict. “For me the real greatthing about this kind of jour-ney is that we live in a worldwhich is very focused on des-tinations, a city or a touristsite, which ignores 99 percentof the country.”Stewart’s advice to Salopekis that he find people to be withat night. Long days of endlesswalking leave you tired, hun-gry and wanting solitude, butStewart said the best hoursof Salopek’s journey will notbe during daylight, but in theevening hours around a dinnertable or fireplace.That’s what Salopek plansto do. He hopes to walk withlocal people throughout his journey, learning new lan-guages or finding Englishspeakers along the way. Hesays the journey will slowdown his own process of writ-ing, and he hopes he can alsoslow down readers who livein a world flooded with infor-mation.Salopek won the 1998Pulitzer Prize for explana-tory reporting and the 2001Pulitzer for internationalreporting, from Africa,both while he wrote for theChicago Tribune. On a per-sonal level, Salopek wantedto see if the trip will help himslow down and enrich hisown work.
2 killed in fatal Akron re
AKRON (AP) — Policesay that two people have diedin a northeast Ohio house fireovernight.Akron police tell WEWS-TV that the fire started about2:30 a.m. today at a home onthe north side of the city.The victims are believedto be a mother and daughter.Police said the fire start-ed in the basement or firstfloor, and the victims werefound on the second floor.Fire officials said there wereno smoke detectors in thehouse, which was a totalloss.