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2A – The Herald Monday, February 11, 2013
For The Record
Vol. 143 No. 173
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general manager,Delphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising managerTiffany Brantley
,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 vil-lages 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
Delphos weatherElizabeth Smith
High temperature Sundayin Delphos was 47 degrees,low was 28. Weekend rainfallwas recorded at .05 inch. Higha year ago today was 31, lowwas 20. Record high for todayis 72, set in 1999. Record lowis -15, set in 1982.Elizabeth Smith, 93, of Delphos died today at VancrestHealthcare Center.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.
Ohio justicecenter costs$1M inmaintenance
CLEVELAND (AP) —Repairs to a relatively new juvenile justice center in north-eastern Ohio have cost taxpay-ers nearly $1 million.The Cleveland Plain Dealerreports that judges and othersat the 14-month-old CuyahogaCounty Juvenile Justice Centerrequested maintenance 3,110times last year. That’s an aver-age of more than eight requestsa day, including Saturdays,Sundays and holidays.The work included 126 sinkrepairs, 56 adjustments to theheating and cooling system,19 calls for leaking pipes, 14inspections of roof drains and13 refrigerator fixes.And on 59 occasions, crewswere summoned to hang pic-tures, clocks and other items onwalls. Records show 91 hoursspent on wall hangings, butdo not assign a cost. Juvenilecourt officials did not respondto questions about mainte-nance costs for their complex.But County Councilman MikeGallagher questioned whybuildings so new would needso much fixing.Corn $7.24Wheat $7.31Soybeans $14.61
Victim reportsmoney missingfrom walletJunvenile facingcharges
At 10:25 a.m. on Friday,Delphos Police were calledto the 600 block of West FirstStreet in reference to a theftcomplaint.Upon officers speakingwith the victim it was foundthe victim and several peopleknown to them had went to toa local establishment together.Upon all the subjects return-ing to the residence, the vic-tim stated he feel asleep withthe other subjects still pres-ent. The victim said when heawoke, he found that some-one had gone into his walletand taken a large amount of money from inside it.At 4:56 p.m. on Thursday,Delphos Police were calledto the 1100 block of NorthWashington Street in refer-ence to an unruly juvenile atthat location.Upon officers’ arrival, theparent of the juvenile statedthat after an argument hadoccurred, the juvenile left theresidence even though the juvenile was told not to leaveby the parent.Approximately an hourlater, officers located the juvenile on the other side of town and took the juvenileinto custody. The juvenilewas returned and releasedto the parent with chargesbeing filed into Allen CountyJuvenile Court on the juvenileas an ungovernable juvenile.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Sunday:
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WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyThe Associated Press
Wind advisory in effect from 7 am this morning to 9 p.m. this evening.
Mostlycloudy through midnightthen becoming partly cloudy.Windy. Lows in the upper 20s.West winds 20 to 30 mphdecreasing to 15 to 20 mphafter midnight.
Partly cloudy.Highs in the upper 30s. Westwinds 10 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy. Lows in themid 20s. Southwest windsaround 10 mph.
Mostlysunny in the morning thenbecoming partly sloudy. Highsin the lower 40s. Southwestwinds 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy. Lows in theupper 20s.
Mostlycloudy with a 20 percentchance of rain showers. Highsin the mid 40s.
Partly cloudy with a 20 per-cent chance of snow showers.
By MIKE STOBBEThe Associated Press
NEW YORK — The worstof the flu season appears tobe over.The number of statesreporting intense or wide-spread illnesses droppedagain last week, and in a fewstates there was very littleflu going around, U.S. healthofficials said Friday.The season started ear-lier than normal, first in theSoutheast and then spread-ing. But now, by some mea-sures, flu activity has beenebbing for at least four weeksin much of the country. Fluand pneumonia deaths alsodropped the last two weeks,the Centers for DiseaseControl and Preventionreported.“It’s likely that the worstof the current flu season isover,” CDC spokesman TomSkinner said.But flu is hard to predict,he and others stressed, andthere have been spikes late inthe season in the past.For now, states likeGeorgia and New York —where doctor’s offices were jammed a few weeks ago— are reporting low fluactivity. The hot spots arenow the West Coast and theSouthwest.Among the places thathave seen a drop: LehighValley Hospital-Cedar Crestin Allentown, Pa., which putup a tent outside its emergen-cy room last month to helpdeal with the steady streamof patients. There were about100 patients each day backthen. Now it’s down to 25and the hospital may pack upits tent next week, said TerryBurger, director of infectioncontrol and prevention for thehospital.“There’s no question thatwe’re seeing a decline,” shesaid.In early December, CDCofficials announced flu sea-son had arrived, a month ear-lier than usual. They wereworried, saying it had beennine years since a winter fluseason started like this one.That was 2003-04 — one of the deadliest seasons in thepast 35 years, with more than48,000 deaths.Like this year, the majorflu strain was one that tendsto make people sicker, espe-cially the elderly, who aremost vulnerable to flu and itscomplicationsBut back then, that year’sflu vaccine wasn’t made toprotect against that bug, andfewer people got flu shots.The vaccine is reformulatedalmost every year, and theCDC has said this year’s vac-cine is a good match to thetypes that are circulating.A preliminary CDC studyshowed it is about 60 percenteffective, which is close tothe average.So far, the season has beenlabeled moderately severe.Like others, LehighValley’s Burger was cau-tious about making pre-dictions. “I’m not certainwe’re completely out of thewoods,” with more wintryweather ahead and peoplelikely to be packed indoorswhere flu can spread around,she said.The government does notkeep a running tally of flu-related deaths in adults, buthas received reports of 59deaths in children. The most— nine — were in Texas,where flu activity was stillhigh last week. Roughly 100children die in an average fluseason, the CDC saysOn average, about 24,000Americans die each flu sea-son, according to the CDC.According to the CDCreport, the number of stateswith intense activity is downto 19, from 24 the previousweek, and flu is widespread in38 states, down from 42. Fluis now minimal in Florida,Kentucky, Maine, Montana,New Hampshire and SouthCarolina.
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ST. RITA’SA boy was bor Feb. 9 to Jodiand Benjamin Altenburger of Ottoville.JEFFERSONVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a woman isOK after driving her car off an interstate highway and into afreezing pond in central Ohio.Media reports said the woman drove off northboundInterstate 71 in Jeffersonville, between Columbus andCincinnati, on Sunday night. The car went through a fence andinto a large pond.The woman was able to get out of the car and swim to theside, eventually flagging down a motorist on I-71. She wastreated at the scene.The woman’s name hasn’t been released. Investigators weretrying to determine what caused her to drive into the pond.
Woman OK after driving into freezing pond
COLUMBUS (AP) —Ohio gas prices are still rising.The average price for a gal-lon of regular gas in Ohio wasabout $3.57 in today’s sur-vey from auto club AAA, theOil Price Information Serviceand Wright Express. That’s anickel higher than a week ago.Prices have gone up 18 centsin the past two weeks in theBuckeye State.The state average is slight-ly under the national averageof about $3.59, which is 7cents higher than a week ago.The price in Ohio is about 29cents higher than the sametime last month.Experts say prices are con-tinuing to rise because of solideconomic recovery in Chinaand the U.S. and other factors.The lowest average price inOhio today was about $3.52 inthe Dayton area.
Ohio gas pricesstill rising
Dayton policekill armed man
DAYTON (AP) — Policein Dayton say officers fatallyshot a man who leveled asemi-automatic rifle at themin a city park.Police Chief RichardBiehl said officers killed the34-year-old man Sunday nightin Island MetroPark.Biehl said it started whenpolice got reports of a mancarrying a gun near the park.When two officers arrived, theman leveled the rifle at themand both fired their handguns.It’s not clear how manyshots were fired. The man —who never fired his rifle —died later at a hospital. Hisname hasn’t been released yet.