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Obituaries 2State/Local 3Politics 4Community 5Sports 6-7Classifieds 8Television 9Church 10
Friday, February 1, 2013
50¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Lady ’Cats get NWC “V”, p6Kasich has $2.1M for 2014re-election bid, p3
CLC meets Tuesday
The Delphos CatholicLadies of Columbia Court40 will meet Tuesday at theKnights of Columbus hall.Chairladies are LeonaBerelsman and Lisa Faurot.Snow accu-mulationSaturday of 1 to 2 inches.Not as cold.Highs in themid 20s. Chance of snow70-80 percent. Lows around20.
Seniors welcomeSocial Securitydirect deposits
BY STEPHANIE GROVESsgroves@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — There are27 days left before the U.S.Department of the Treasurystops mailing paper SocialSecurity and SupplementalSecurity Income checks torecipients and begins mak-ing payments by electronicdeposit. The changes willalso affect people who getveterans’ benefits, railroadpensions and federal disabil-ity payments.The federal government,which issues 73 million pay-ments a month, is phasing outpaper checks for all benefitprograms, requiring people toget payments electronically,either through direct depositor a debit card for those with-out a bank account.According to the TreasuryDepartment, electronic deliv-ery of the benefits will saveboth the government andSocial Security an enormousamount of money; the federalgovernment will save $120million a year and SocialSecurity will save $1 billionover the next decade.The government’s moveto “go green” comes at apivotal point in U.S. history.At the beginning of the year,Baby Boomers began turningage 65 and it’s estimated thatbetween 7,000 and 10,000more will pass that markevery day for the next 19years. In 2011, Ohio had atotal population of 11.5 mil-lion with 14 percent 65 yearsand older.A recent survey taken atthe Delphos Senior CitizensCenter indicates seven outof eight seniors are currentlyreceiving their Social Securitychecks through direct elec-tronic deposit into their bankaccount. Most have used thedirect deposit method for 2years or more and feel thatelectronic payments are muchsafer and more efficient thanpaper checks. In 2010, morethan 540,000 federal benefitchecks were reported lost orstolen.Margaret M. Koester hashad her check electronicallydeposited for three years andis comfortable with the pro-cess.“This way, I know I won’tlose the check,” Koesteremphasized.Arthur Williams and RonBewsey of Delphos thinkdirect deposit is a good ideaand for a “bunch” of reasons.“A lot of people do dis-honest things,” Arthur spokecandidly. “Getting my checkdeposited automatically is agood safety feature.”“I get a railroad pension,”Ron explained. “There maybe people watching my mail-box and I wouldn’t want any-one to steal my check.”When asked how they feltabout electronic deposits,Wanda and Robert Hohlbeinthink it’s much safer and addssecurity. As soon as they dis-covered the direct depositwas available, Wanda tookcare of creating an accountand getting the payments sentto their banking institution.She knows it saves her timeand eliminates traveling tothe bank.“We’ve been married 66years and my wife is thebookkeeper,” Robert said. “Itraveled and was away fromhome for work until I retired.
St. John’s High School sophomore Elizabeth Winhover, left, and senior TriciaWarnecke were awarded an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., and Gettysburg, Pa., as two of the 18 top winners of the American Legion Americanism Test. (DelphosHerald/Stacy Taff)BY STACY TAFFstaff@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — St. John’s High Schoolsophomore Elizabeth Winhover and seniorTricia Warnecke were among 18 winners cho-sen out of the 63,000 students in Ohio whotook the American Legion’s AmericanismTest in November.Jerry White, director of Americanismand Youth Activities at American LegionHeadquarters in Delaware visited St. John’sHigh School Wednesday morning to brief Winhover and Warnecke on the award theywill share with 16 other Ohio students: a five-day, all-expense-paid trip to Gettysburg, Pa.,and Washington, D.C., March 4-9. Winnershave been taking the trip since the programwas started by the Ohio American Legion in1936. To date, only Indiana and Wisconsinhave joined in with similar versions.“This isn’t your usual high school trip toWashington, D.C.,” White said. “It’s first andforemost an educational trip. You’ll get tosee and do some things that most high schoolstudents and even most citizens will neverget to.”Winhover and Warnecke will be given aguided tour of the Gettysburg battlefield, vari-ous memorials and museums in D.C. and theKennedy Center of Performing Arts, amongother sites. The trip may include a tour of theWhite House.“Whether or not we get to visit the WhiteHouse depends on them, there are a lot of things going on right now,” White said. “If wedo get in, prepare to be followed around bySecret Service and to show your identificationmultiple times.”While in D.C., the winners and theirchaperones will stay in a hotel acrossfrom U.S. Army post Fort Myer. Theywill also participate in the laying of awreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns atArlington National Cemetery. If time per-mits, the group will visit the Marine Corps.Base in Quantico, Va. The group will takemost meals at local American Legion poststhroughout their trip.Winhover is the daughter of Jay andCarolyn Winhover and Warnecke is thedaughter of Steve and Amy Warnecke.
American Test winnersheaded to Gettysburg, D.C.
The 2012 OHT winner Cameron Jones of Delphos willbe performing during the vote counting. (Delphos Heraldfile photo)
Ohio Has Talent! Feb. 9
Information submitted
Contestants will competefor prize money in the sixthannual Ohio Has Talent! com-petition at 7 p.m. on Feb. 9 atNiswonger Performing ArtsCenter in Van Wert.The benefit showfor Community HealthProfessionals’ Van WertInpatient Hospice Center fea-tures 20 local and regionalperformers. Many are fromNorthwest Ohio but thereare also performers from theColumbus, Dayton and FortWayne areas. Audience voteswill decide the winners.Ohio Has Talent! 2013contestants: Jon Albert – Ft.Wayne; Courtney Bettinger- Coldwater; Ann Brake –Ohio City; James Brake –Ohio City; Bryn Dippold – Coldwater; GabrielleEmerick – Scott; RachelGreen – Rockford; MichaellaJohnson – Van Wert; CatrinaLang – Fostoria; MichaelLittleton – Columbus; PaulLuft – Versailles & BenTuttle – St. Marys; MatisonLyons – Springfield; NataleePatrick – Delphos; KristyRessler – Fostoria; GraceStammen – St. Henry; ScottTurner – Van Wert; RachelWerling – St. Henry; AlexWunder – Kettering; EmmaWurst – Delphos; HannahWyse – Bryan.The 2012 OHT winnerCameron Jones of Delphoswill perform during the votecounting.Purchase tickets for $10 to$25 through the NPAC ticketoffice, 419-238-6722, www.npacvw.org or at CommunityHealth Professionals, 419-238-9223.
Local school officialshopeful on Kasich’s plan
Staff reports
COLUMBUS, Ohio —Gov. John Kasich is takinghis new school-funding planon the road, touting propos-als he says will help poorstudents compete, encourageinnovation and address theunconstitutional wealth ineq-uities of the current fundingformula.Kasich planned aCincinnati appearance today,one day after unveiling his“Achievement Everywhere”plan.The $15.1 billion, two-yearplan boosts K-12 spending by$1.2 billion over the bien-nium, thanks to state revenuegrowth partly from expandedgambling. It also establishesa $300 million “Straight A”fund to pay for competitiveinnovation and efficiencygrants, and expands vouchersfor parents to move childrenfrom low-performing schoolsto private ones.Local school officials arecautiously optimistic, neverforgetting that the finishedbudget released later in theyear could look quite different.“I’d like to the see thefunding simulation to see howit will affect Delphos direct-ly,” School Treasurer BradRostorfer said this morning.“All districts are different andours is especially differentwith two schools.”Kasich’s reassurancethat the total amount to bereceived by schools will notbe lower than last year hasRostorfer hopeful.“With just the sameamount as last year, we willbe a little ahead of the game,”he said. “We had planned onlosing more than $100,000.We just don’t have enoughdetails yet. Nothing is set instone. It could change com-pletely.”Elida Superintendent DonDiglia saw some positivepoints to Kasich’s plan.“The good news is thatwe aren’t losing any moremoney,” Diglia said. “I’malso interested in the innova-tive project grants.”Like many public schoolofficials, Diglia is concernedabout the expansion of vouch-ers for private schools.“Those are based on a per-son’s income not on theirschool district’s success orfailure,” he said. “If ourdistrict doesn’t offer all-day, everyday kindergartenbecause we don’t get fundingfrom the state for it and aprivate school does, they canchoose that private school.I just wish the playing fieldwas more level when it comesto vouchers.”Overall, Diglia said hewas pleased with Kasich’splan.“It seems to put kids first.I like that. It’s what we do,”Diglia said. “I hope it’s not just another way to redistrib-ute money.”Today’s panel discus-sion at Taft InformationTechnology High Schoolcontinues Thursday’s day-long push to explain thelong-awaited plan. During anevening town hall broadcastonline, Kasich said he hopesit will bring warring educa-tion factions together for thesake of schoolchildren.“There is no politics inthis plan,” he said. “We areattempting in this plan tomake sure that every studentin Ohio, regardless of thekind of a district they comefrom based on wealth, hasan opportunity to competewith a child in a district thathas greater wealth. We thinkthat’s really important.”Some education reformleaders and other Ohioanssaid they were encouragedby what they had seen of the school funding overhaul,while some Democrats saidKasich flunked at offsettingearlier school cuts and seek-ing bipartisan input.The plan proposes K-12funding increases over bothyears of the upcoming bien-nium, with nearly 6 percentin fiscal year 2014 and 3.2percent the following year.Kasich’s proposal wouldbring all schools up to the taxbase level of a district with$250,000 in property valueper student — the 96th per-centile of districts statewide— to ease wide disparities inmillage revenues from locallevies. It then directs extramoney to districts for special-needs and disabled students,English language learners,gifted and talented studentsand high-schoolers earningcollege credit.Funding help is also pro-posed for districts with highlevels of poverty where stu-dents don’t have access topreschool programs. Otheraid would help them reach
See SS, page 2See FUNDING page 2
Prom dressexchange set
The Delphos CommunityProm Dress Exchange willbe held from 2-4 p.m. onFeb. 16 in the All SaintsBuilding at St. John’s School.Clean prom dresses ona hanger will be acceptedfrom 3-6 p.m. Feb. 14 atthe front doors of the highschool off Second Street.A card will be provided toinclude the owner’s name,telephone number, descrip-tion and price for the dress.There is a $5 fee for eachdress with proceeds goingto Relay for the Blue Jays(Relay for Life Team)Pick up is scheduled for4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Moneywill only be released to thedress owner unless otherarrangements are made.Any dresses not picked upby 6 p.m. will be donatedto Interfaith Thrift Shopunless other arrange-ments have been made.
CYO Spring Volleyballregistration
Any girl grades 3-6 wish-ing to participate in SpringYouth volleyball, please cometo the St. John’s Annex 6 p.m.Sunday. Registration will lastabout an hour; please bringa parent and registration feeof $45 and shirt fee of $10.
NWC WrestlingTournament Saturday
Lima Central Catholicwill host the 2013 NorthwestConference WrestlingTournament starting 10 a.m.Saturday (finals scheduled45 minutes after the prelims)with 92 wrestlers entered. Thetournament is a pool format (2pools of 4) and qualifiers pairedfor 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th places.If there are 6 or less wrestlersin a weight class, a full round-robin will be wrestled withplacers awarded by criteria.Returning champs include:106 Tregg Keysor (Col.Grove), 120 Tyler Baker (AllenEast), 126 Gaige Rassman(Jefferson; 113), 138 BrandonMcCormick (LCC, 126), 145Jacob Garmatter (Bluffton,138), 152 Zach Wilson(Bluffton, 145), 170 BobbySunderhaus (LCC); 195 ColinMcConahea (Jefferson) and 285Geoff Ketcham (Jefferson).McCormick, Wilson,Sunderhaus and Tyler Ash(Paulding, 220) qualified forstate in 2012. Wilson placed 4th@ 145 and Sunderhaus 7th @170. Wilson and McConnaheaare currently 31-0.The NWC Junior HighWrestling Tournamentwill also take place.
2 The Herald Friday, February 1, 2013
For The Record
The DelphosHerald
Vol. 143 No. 166
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
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Answers to Thursday’s questions:
The evil queen in the 1812 Grimm Brothers originalversion of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” wasforced to put on a pair of red-hot iron shoes at Snow-White’s wedding and dance until she collapsed and died.Presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee, who was gov-ernor of Arkansas from 1996-2007, formed a rock bandcalled Capitol Offense while serving as governor.
Today’s questions:
Which element is the best conductor of both electricityand heat?When it comes to show biz slang, what’s a chopsocky?How about a zitcom?
Answers in Saturday’s Herald.
The Outstanding Public Debt as of 6:30 a.m. todaywas $16,438,498,697,330.The estimated population of the United States is 314,343,521, so each citizen’s share of this debt is $52,295.The National Debt has continued to increase an aver-age of $3.81 billion per day since Sept. 28, 2007.
Rose GertrudePohlmanDelphos weatherRebekah WiechartMary Baxter
Aug. 30, 1914-Jan. 30, 2013
Rose Gertrude Pohlman,98, of Delphos, died at 10:15p.m. Wednesday at Sarah JaneLiving Center.She was born Aug. 30,1914, in Landeck to Peter andAnna (Heitz) Miller, who pre-ceded her in death.She married Clarence“Biddy” Pohlman, who diedon Dec. 3, 1998.Survivors include twosons, Thomas (Judy) Pohlmanand Ed (Betty) Pohlman of Delphos; a daughter, Mary Jo(Ted) Warnecke of Delphos;a sister, Mary Maag of Columbus Grove; three sis-ters-in-law, Beatrice Miller-Smith, Calista Miller andLena Miller; 10 grandchil-dren, Russ (Laura) Pohlman,Terry (Chris) Pohlman,Sherri (John) Wannemacher,Michelle (Magnus) Olofsson,Joe (Amy) Pohlman, Doug(Kimberly) Pohlman, Kristi(Zack) Packard, Kelly(Adam) Dunlap, Scott(Penny) Warnecke and ChadWarnecke; and 17 great-grandchildren.She was also precededin death by six brothers,Clarence, Herman, Alfred,Leo, Arnold and Joe Miller;two sisters, Lillian Ellerbrockand Lucille Oberg; three sis-ters-in-law, Rita Miller, KatieMiller and Jean Miller; andtwo brothers-in-law, RudyEllerbock and George Oberg.Mrs. Pohlman was ahomemaker and memberof St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church. She wasalso a member of the DelphosEagles Aerie 471 and CLCof Delphos. She enjoyed hervegetable garden, was anexcellent baker, enjoyed mak-ing pies and especially angelfood cake and her noodleswere a favorite of her grand-children. She was also an avidbingo player.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 11 a.m Mondayat St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church, the Rev.Chris Bohnsack officiating.Burial will be in the churchcemetery.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Sunday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, wherea parish wake will begin at7:30 p.m.; and one hour priorto the Mass on Monday at thefuneral home.Preferred memorials are toSt. John’s Church, Alzheimer’sAssoc., or donor’s choice.High temperature Thursdayin Delphos was 32 degrees,low was 15. High a year agotoday was 58, low was 42.Record high for today is 58degrees, set in 2012. Recordlow is -12, set in 1985.Rebekah Wiechart wasstillborn on Thursday at LimaMemorial Hospital.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.Mary Baxter, 82, of Delphos died today at St.Rita’s Medical Center.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyThe Associated PressTONIGHT:
Cold. Partlycloudy through midnight…Then cloudy with snow aftermidnight. Snow accumu-lations generally less thanone half Inch. Lows 5 to 10above. Southwest winds 10to 15 mph. Chance of snow80 percent. Wind chills 9below to 1 above zero.
Snow.Snow accumulation of 1 to2 inches. Not as cold. Highsin the mid 20s. Southwestwinds 5 to 15 mph. Chanceof snow 80 percent. Windchills 1 below to 9 abovezero in the morning.
 Snow likely. Light snowaccumulations possible. Notas cold. Lows around 20.West winds 5 to 10 mph.Chance of snow 70 percent.
Mostly cloudywith a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in themid 20s. West winds 15 to20 mph.
Partlycloudy. Lows 10 to 15.
Mostlycloudy with a 40 percentchance of snow. Highs in theupper 20s.
Mostly cloudy. Lows 15 to20.
Negotiators talking tocaptor through pipe
The Associated Press
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. —More than three days after heallegedly shot a school busdriver dead, grabbed a kin-dergartner and slipped into anunderground bunker, JimmyLee Dykes was showing nosigns today of turning him-self over to police. Speakinginto a 4-inch-wide ventilationpipe leading to the bunker,hostage negotiators have triedto talk the 65-year-old retiredtruck driver into freeing the5-year-old boy. One localofficial said the child hadbeen crying for his parents.Dykes is accused of pull-ing the boy from a schoolbus Tuesday and killing thedriver who tried to protect the21 youngsters aboard. Thegunman and the boy wereholed up in a small room onhis property that authoritieslikened to a tornado shelter,something common to thisarea of the South.“The three past days havenot been easy on anybody,”Dale County Sheriff WallyOlson said at a news brief-ing late Thursday. He saidauthorities were communicat-ing with the suspect, and theirprimary goal was to get theboy home safely.“There’s no reason tobelieve the child has beenharmed,” he added.There were signs that thestandoff could continue forsome time.James Arrington, policechief of the neighboring townof Pinckard, said the shel-ter was about 4 feet under-ground, with about 6-by-8feet of floor space and a PVCpipe that negotiators werespeaking through. A statelegislator said the shelter haselectricity, food and TV. Thepolice chief said the captorhas been sleeping and toldnegotiators that he has spentlong periods in the shelterbefore. “He will have to giveup sooner or later because(authorities) are not leaving,”Arrington said. “It’s prettysmall, but he’s been known tostay in there eight days.”Midland City MayorVirgil Skipper said he hasbeen briefed by law enforce-ment agents and has visitedwith the boy’s parents. “He’scrying for his parents,” hesaid. “They are holding upgood. They are praying andasking all of us to pray withthem.”Republican Rep. SteveClouse, who represents theMidland City area, said hevisited the boy’s motherThursday and that she is“hanging on by a thread.”“Everybody is praying withher for the boy,” he said.Clouse said the mothertold him that the boy hasAsperger’s syndrome, anautism-like disorder, as wellas attention deficit hyperac-tivity disorder, or ADHD.Police have been deliveringmedication to him through thepipe, he added. The normallyquiet red clay road leading tothe bunker teemed today withmore than a dozen police carsand trucks, a fire truck, a heli-copter, officers from multipleagencies and news medianear Midland City, popula-tion 2,300. Police vehicleshave come and gone steadilyfor hours from the commandpost, a small church takenover for that useEarly today, activitypicked up when a team inmilitary-style uniforms,many toting weapons, got outof a big van in the pre-dawnchill and moved into a stag-ing area. One appeared to bedog handler.
Former NewYork CityMayor EdKoch dies
By DEEPTI HAJELAThe Associated Press
NEW YORK — Ed Koch’sfavorite moment as mayorof New York City, fittingly,involved yelling.Suddenly inspired to dosomething brash about the raretransit strike that crippled thecity in 1980, he strode down tothe Brooklyn Bridge to encour-age commuters who were forcedto walk to work instead of jump-ing aboard subway trains andbuses.“I began to yell, ‘Walk overthe bridge! Walk over the bridge!We’re not going to let these bas-tards bring us to our knees!’And people began to applaud,”the famously combative, acid-tongued politician recalled at a2012 forum.His success in rallying NewYorkers in the face of the strikewas, he said, his biggest personalachievement as mayor. And itwas a display that was quint-essentially Koch, who rescuedthe city from near-financial ruinduring a three-term City Hallrun in which he embodied NewYork chutzpah for the rest of theworld.Koch died at 2 a.m. Fridayfrom congestive heart failure,spokesman George Arzt said.The funeral will be Monday atTemple Emanu-El in Manhattan.The larger-than-life Koch, whobreezed through the streets of New York flashing his signaturethumbs-up sign, won a nationalreputation with his feisty style.“How’m I doing?” was histrademark question to constitu-ents, although the answer mat-tered little to Koch. The mayoralways thought he was doingwonderfully.Bald and bombastic, paunchyand pretentious, the city’s 105thmayor was quick with a friend-ly quip and equally fast with acutting remark for his politicalenemies.“You punch me, I punchback,” Koch once memorablyobserved. “I do not believe it’sgood for one’s self-respect to bea punching bag.”Koch was also an outspo-ken supporter of Israel, willingto criticize anyone, includingPresident Barack Obama, overdecisions Koch thought couldindicate any wavering of supportfor that nation.Under his watch from 1978-89, the city climbed out of itsfinancial crisis thanks to Koch’stough fiscal policies and razor-sharp budget cuts, and subwayservice improved enormously.But homelessness and AIDSsoared through the 1980s, andcritics charged that City Hall’sresponses were too little, too late.Koch said in a 2009 interviewwith The New York Times thathe had few regrets about his timein office but still felt guilt overa decision he made as mayorto close Sydenham Hospital inHarlem. The move saved $9 mil-lion, but Koch said in 2009 thatit was wrong “because blackdoctors couldn’t get into otherhospitals” at the time.“That was uncaring of me,”he said. “They helped elect me,and then in my zeal to do theright thing I did something nowthat I regret.”His mark on the city has beenset in steel: The QueensboroBridge — connecting Manhattanto Queens and celebrated in theSimon and Garfunkel tune “The59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’Groovy)” — was renamed inKoch’s honor in 2011.Koch was a champion of gay rights, taking on the RomanCatholic Church and scores of political leaders.
PaulH., 91, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will beginat 10:30 a.m. today at St.Joseph Catholic Church,Fort Jennings, the Rev.Charles Obinwa officiat-ing. Following the Mass, theDelphos Veterans Counciland Fort Jennings AmericanLegion will conduct militarygraveside rites at the church.Burial will be in St. JosephCemetery, Fort Jennings.Friends may call one hourprior to the Mass today at thechurch. Preferred memorialsare to Wounded Warriors ordonor’s choice.
Gary Karl,61, of Van Wert, funeral ser-vices will be held at 2 p.m.today at Alspach-GearhartFuneral Home & Crematory,Van Wert. The Rev TimothySims will officiate. Burial willbe in Evangelical ProtestantCemetery, rural Van WertCounty. Visitation will befrom noon to 2 p.m. today atthe funeral home. Preferredmemorials may be directed toNODC Care Bear Fund.
“There’s noreason to believethe child hasbeen harmed.”
— Wally OlsonDale County Sheriff 
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Ohio’s new third grade readingproficiency target.The plan also calls forincreased access to schoolefficiency and performanceinformation and it encouragesdistricts to learn from the suc-cesses of comparable districts.Kasich told school adminis-trators Thursday that the state’sfinancial stewardship allowedthe administration to avoid thecuts many had worried about— describing their reaction tothe plan as bordering on excite-ment. He said he wants to seethe money benefit studentsdirectly, something that wouldbe achieved by lifting somestate regulations on how dollarsare spent.“We want to get those dol-lars into the classroom,” Kasichsaid.The introduction of Kasich’splan is expected to kick off months of debate over Ohio’seducational direction. Heplanned an evening online townhall Thursday and a Cincinnatiappearance Friday to continueto tout it.School funding decisions forOhio’s 613 school districts and353 charter schools are likelyto affect many tax bills, homevalues and the quality of theeducation children receive.Democrats and teacherunion officials criticized Kasichfor not involving them in theplan’s development.“I have a fundamentalproblem with the governor’sapproach; that is, the lack of bipartisanship,” said OhioSenate Democratic Leader EricKearney, of Cincinnati. He saidhe was “a little bit amazed” thatKasich hadn’t reached out toDemocrats for their thoughts.A key legislator in theRepublican-controlled OhioSenate said she was encour-aged by the governor’s sweep-ing plan.“I think the devil is in thedetails, and we haven’t seenall the details yet,” said SenateEducation Chairwoman PeggyLehner, a Kettering Republican.“From the broad concepts I’veseen, I think it’s very innovativeand dynamic.”Dayton-area seventh-gradeteacher Ella Jordan Isaac said,“Unfortunately, the governor isworking on education policyand school funding with onlya select few. He must includeall of us — especially those of us with deep classroom experi-ence — as we move throughthis process.”Kasich education adviserssaid during Thursday’s townhall that they spent monthsgathering input from teach-ers, superintendents and othersaround the state.The Associated Press con-tributed to this story.
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She took care of that [directdeposit] a few years ago.”Senior Citizen’s CenterDirector Joyce Hale believesthe change in technology isscary for many senior’s, espe-cially when the change affectswhat they can or can’t dowith their own money. Formany, the adjustment frompaper delivery of their SocialSecurity check to direct deposithas met some resistance fordifferent reasons. Some don’thave checking accounts andare accustomed to havingmoney — coins and paper —in their pocket or wallet andare secure with carrying cash.Some have sight impairmentsand can’t see to write out andsign checks. In addition, theylike the social aspect of gettingout and talking to folks; it istheir social network. A visitto the bank for these folks issimilar to visiting a Facebookpage and posting a blog.“These generations of peo-ple were raised to deal withreal money. They have lived inthat ‘comfort zone’ for a longtime,” Hale spoke with com-passion. “Some just don’t feelcomfortable writing checks.”About 90 percent of peoplewho receive federal benefitsalready get their paymentselectronically and new ben-eficiaries were required toget payments electronicallystarting last year. With a fewexceptions, the rest will haveto make the switch by March 1.For those who are alreadyreceiving benefits, visit www.ssa.gov/myaccount/ to createnew online account or login toan existing account and start orchange Direct Deposit online.If computer access is not avail-able, recipients may sign up attheir bank, credit union or sav-ings and loan.For more information, callthe senior center at 419-692-1331 or the Social SecurityAdministration Office in Limaat 419-228-7401.
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This salad goes well with all meats and fish too!1. Use Marzetti Blue Cheese Dressing $3.49. Blue cheese crumbles are optional.2. Add crumbled bacon and black pepper for added flavor.3. Shred Red Cabbage 79¢/lb. for added color. Use the rest of the head as a dip bowl.4. Mix in Sweet Fixin' (match stick) Carrots $1.29 10 oz. or Broccoli Slaw $1.69 10 oz. foradded color.5. Other dressing options include 15 oz. Marzetti Slaw Dressing $3.49 or 12 oz. LightBalsamic Vinaigrette $3.496. Green Cabbage 39¢/lb. is the base for all these slaws.
Dole Shredded Cole Slaw is featured this week at 2/$3.00 (14 oz.)
 starts Saturday! 
Veggie Trays Rule!
– Gary Argiropoulos, Produce Sales Director,Chief & Rays Supermarkets
Friday, February 1, 2013 The Herald –3
Quotes of local interest supplied byEDWARD JONES INVESTMENTSClose of business January 31, 2013
CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge has cleared a womanwho was accused of cheatingat a four-card poker game atthe Cleveland casino.The Plain Dealer newspaperreports that Jessica Encarnacionwas the first person accused of cheating at the casino to go totrial. Others who have beenaccused pleaded guilty.Hearing the case without a jury, Judge Carolyn Friedlandruled that prosecutors failedto prove Encarnacion know-ingly cheated at a card tablein August.The 23-year-old womantold authorities it was her firsttrip the casino and she didn’tknow she was doing wrongwhen she swapped cards withanother person, who is alsocharged with cheating.The Horseshoe CasinoCleveland opened in May, thefirst of four voter-approvedcasinos in the state.
Woman clearedof cheating atCleveland casino
COLUMBUS (AP) — AnOhio State Highway Patroltrooper who was caught drivingdrunk while speeding at 102mph has gotten her job back.An arbitrator ruled that40-year-old Tiffany Wilson’sfiring last March was “harsh”for a first time DUI offenderwith a spotless record as troop-er. She was reinstated with backpay and now works out of theDelaware post near Columbus.The Columbus Dispatchreports that Wilson was fireda few weeks after her postlieutenant pulled her over onInterstate 71 going 102 mph.Her blood alcohol level was0.16 percent, twice the legallimit for driving in Ohio. Shewas convicted of DUI.The arbitrator ruled thatWilson must work under a“last chance” agreement forfive years and can be fired forany work violation.
Ohio patroltrooper reinstatedafter DUI
COLUMBUS (AP) —Ohio’s largest university istrying to raise $100 millionfrom the community to payfor scholarships for needy andhigh-achieving students fromthroughout the Buckeye State.Ohio State University iskicking off the scholarshipchallenge Friday with somehigh-profile chairmen — foot-ball coach Urban Meyer andbasketball coach Thad Matta.The Columbus Dispatchreports that the effort is partof a larger university effort toraise $500 million in privatedonations for student financialaid and scholarships as part of the Columbus school’s $2.5billion fundraising campaignintroduced in October.A year’s tuition to OhioState is $10,037 for in-statestudents. Last year, the univer-sity awarded about $462 mil-lion in financial aid to under-graduates.Nearly three-quarters of all OSU undergrads receivedsome sort of aid.
OSU wantsmore moneyfor in-statescholarships
DAYTON (AP) — Stateofficials are asking for help insolving the cold-case murderof a Dayton police officer.Thirty-one-year-oldOfficer Kevin Brame was shotin the back with a shotgunoutside his estranged wife’shome on Nov. 1, 1999. Hewas off duty and was on hisway back to his car after drop-ping off his children.The Dayton Daily Newsreports that his parents havekept the case in the publiceye by holding vigils everyyear on the anniversary of hisdeath. On Thursday, AttorneyGeneral Mike DeWine askedfor help from the public, say-ing Brame’s slaying is beingspotlighted by his office thismonth.The case has been throughseveral detectives during thepast 13 years, but Daytonpolice have never publiclyidentified any suspects.
Officials seekhelp solvingslaying
By AMANDA LEE MYERSThe Associated Press
CINCINNATI — Construction beganThursday on a consumer-data company’snew $122 million headquarters in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, a development beingtouted for deepening the city’s ongoing trans-formation from a declining Rust Belt dinosaurto a region pulsing with new development andrevitalization.The nine-story office tower will be hometo dunnhumbyUSA, which analyzes consum-er habits for companies like Macy’s, Procter& Gamble, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo.The company, a joint venture of Cincinnati-based Kroger and London-based dunnhumby,began in Cincinnati with three employees in2003 and now has more than 650; the com-pany plans to nearly double to a 1,100-personworkforce by 2018.Both Cincinnati and state officials foughtto keep the fast-growing company in the city,awarding it a combined $25 million in taxcredits and incentives. Those efforts camedespite arguments from some who said thatin tough financial times, cities should tightentheir belts.“Anytime you can take a vacant lot thatwas a parking lot and turn it into a worldheadquarters for a company in your city,that’s a big deal,” said Mayor Mark Malloryat a groundbreaking Thursday.Mallory has been one of the biggestproponents of dunnhumbyUSA’s plans inCincinnati, saying the city would be crazy notto try to retain the company with tax incen-tives. His philosophy is that more peopleworking downtown mean more income taxesand commerce, and that’s going to mean amore vibrant economy.Stuart Aitken, dunnhumbyUSA’s presidentand CEO, said that staying in downtownCincinnati will “help grow our business andbring more professional jobs to the state of Ohio.”Aitken said his company is committed toCincinnati for the long run.“We have enormous pride in this city andfeel genuine love for this city,” he said.In what is now a city-owned parking lot,the new building will be in a prime location. Itwill be nestled between a Sak’s Fifth Avenueand a Macy’s, surrounded by three hotels and just a block away from Fountain Square, theheart of downtown and the site of some of the city’s biggest public events, includingOktoberfest.Along with 280,000 square feet fordunnhumbyUSA, the project will include30,000 square feet for restaurants unique tothe area, retail stores, entertainment venuesand conveniences. Construction is expectedto finish in December 2014.City officials hope the new headquarterswill spur further redevelopment in the down-town area, which began undergoing a majortransformation in 2006 with the reopening of Fountain Square after a $49 million renova-tion.
Construction starts on$122M dunnhumbyUSAnew headquarters
“Anytime you can takea vacant lot that was a parking lot and turn it into a world headquarters for a company in yourcity, that’s a big deal,”
-Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory
The Associated Press
COLUMBUS — OhioGov. John Kasich has $2.1million on hand ahead of his 2014 re-election bid.Campaign finance reportsfiled Thursday show theRepublican governor spentabout $244,000 in the sec-ond half of the year, mostlyon consulting services, andraised nearly $904,000 incontributions. The first-termgovernor says he plans torun again and has raisedmore than $2.7 million overthe past two years. Kasichousted former Gov. TedStrickland in 2010 in oneof the Ohio’s most expen-sive governor’s races.Strickland’s departure fromthe field has left CuyahogaCounty Executive EdFitzGerald, former congress-woman Betty Sutton, andObama consumer watchdogRichard Cordray, a formerOhio treasurer and attorneygeneral, as Kasich’s mostlikely Democratic challeng-ers.The Republicans whoserve as auditor, treasurer,attorney general and sec-retary of state also saidThursday they plan to seekre-election. The leadersmade their comments duringa legislative p
review sessionfor journalists organized byThe Associated Press.Those statewide electedofficials are also puttingaway cash for re-electionbids next year. Thursday’sreports showed Secretary of State Jon Husted ended 2012with more than $1 million inthe bank, after raising about$423,000 and spending morethan $39,000 in the secondhalf of the year. A potentialDemocratic rival to Husted,state Sen. Nina Turner of Cleveland, had just $8,300on hand at year’s end.Auditor Dave Yost endedthe year with just under$350,000 on hand. AttorneyGeneral Mike DeWine alsohas socked away a nest eggof more than $675,000 in thenon-election year.Treasurer Josh Mandel,who spent 2012 in an unsu
c-cessful challenge to U.S.Sen. Sherrod Brown, haslittle money left in his statecampaign despite raisingmillions seeking a differentoffice. His total on hand wasonly about $219, accordingto his filing.
Kasich has $2.1M for2014 re-election bid
CLEVELAND (AP) — Afederal judge has tossed outa lawsuit filed by the par-ents of a bullied Ohio teenwho killed herself in 2008.The girl’s parents said in thelawsuit that their 16-year-olddaughter was severely bul-lied and that the school didn’tprotect her.U.S. District Judge DonaldNugent on Thursday dismissedthe lawsuit filed against theschool district in the Clevelandsuburb of Mentor and severalschool employees.The judge noted that thethreats the girl had talked abouttook place outside of schooland that she was not enrolledin the school when she com-mitted suicide. This was thesecond unsuccessful lawsuitfiled against the Mentor schooldistrict by the parents of a stu-dent who committed suicide.
Federal judge dismisses bullying suit
Ohio investigators tracealcohol in DUI crash
ATHENS (AP) — The StateHighway Patrol has charged thedriver in a one-vehicle crashin southeast Ohio and the manaccused of buying alcohol forher. The patrol says its investiga-tion tracing the alcohol sourcewas the first resulting in chargessince the Ohio Investigative Unitand the patrol integrated opera-tions.Authorities say 19-year-olddriver Shelby Vore of Glousterwas charged with aggravat-ed vehicular assault, drivingunder the influence and fail-ure to control her vehicle. Thepatrol says 23-year-old JoshuaSutton of Glouster was chargedwith buying beer for a personunder 21. The patrol says Vorereceived minor injuries afterdriving off the road in AthensCounty on Wednesday andstriking a tree, while a 22-year-old passenger was hospitalized.A message was left for Vore.Sutton’s number wasn’t listed.

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