2A– The Herald Thursday, March 14, 2013
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VAN WERT COUNTY COURT NEWSW
ODAY IN HISTORY
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Vol. 143 No. 195
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
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The Delphos Herald wasprovided with incorrectinformation concerning thepolice report “Wallet miss-ing after energy employeevisit” on page 3 in Monday’sHerald.The employee in questionwas from Just Energy, notJust Energy/AEP.
Martha E. BearDelphos weather
Aug. 24, 1922-March 13, 2013
Martha E. Bear, 90, of Elida passed away at 4:15 a.m.on Wednesday at VancrestHealthcare Center in Delphos.She was born on Aug. 24,1922, to Irvin and Susanna(Shenk) Diller, who precededher in death.On June 20, 1942, she wasunited in marriage to JosephG. Bear, who preceded her indeath on March 1, 2002.Services will begin at 10a.m. on Saturday at SharonMennonite Church, withJohn Brunk, Kevin Beachyand Stanley Bear officiat-ing. Burial will follow in thechurch’s cemetery.Visitation will be from 2-4p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Fridayat Harter and Schier FuneralHome and one hour prior tothe service at the church.Memorial contributionsmay be made to the SharonMennonite Church.High temperatureWednesday in Delphos was34 degrees, low was 25. Higha year ago today was 70, lowwas 50. Record high for todayis 76, set in 2007. Record lowis 1, set in 1960.Corn 7.34Wheat $6.78Soybeans $14.60CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Wednesday:
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WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyThe Associated PressTONIGHT:
Mostlycloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy inthe morning then becomingmostly cloudy. Highs in theupper 40s. Southwest winds 5to 10 mph.
Mostlycloudy. Chance of rainthrough midnight then chanceof rain and snow after mid-night. Lows in the mid 30s.Southwest winds 5 to 10 mphshifting to the west after mid-night. Chance of measurableprecipitation 50 percent.
Mostlycloudy. A 20 percent chanceof rain and snow in the morn-ing. Highs in the lower 40s.
Partly cloudy. Lows in theupper 20s.
Mostly cloudywith a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs around 40.
Partlycloudy. Lows in the upper 20s.
MONDAY ANDMONDAY NIGHT
: Mostlycloudy with a 50 percentchance of rain and snow.Highs in the mid 40s. Lows inthe upper 20s.The following individualsappeared Wednesday beforeJudge Charles Steele in VanWert County Common PleasCourt:
Changes of pleaNathan Wapplehorst,
31,Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to possession of drugs,a felony of the fifth degree.A second count for the sameoffense was dismissed for hisplea.
30, VanWert, entered a plea of guiltyto trafficking in heroin andpossession of heroin, each afelony of the fifth degree. Shealso admitted to using a 1995Chevy Blazer and $510 cashin committing the crimes. Athird charge of traffickingheroin, a felony of the fourthdegree, was dismissed for herplea.She then requested andwas granted Treatment inLieu of Conviction. The vehi-cle and money were forfeitedto the State of Ohio.
36, VanWert, entered a plea of guiltyto trafficking marijuana, afelony of the fifth degree.He then requested and wasgranted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction.
51, VanWert, entered a plea of guiltyto possession of drugs, a fel-ony of the first degree with aspecification that he used a2001 Oldsmobile car in thecommission of the crime. Asecond count for the samecharge was dismissed for hisplea.The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and setsentencing for April 17.
Probation violationsTiffany Wolford,
22, VanWert, was in court for a pro-bation violation for refusingto go to the WORTH Centerfor treatment. She admittedto the violation and then toldthe court that she had recon-sidered and would now liketo attend the WORTH Centerprogram.The court granted thatrequest and re-sentencedher to Community Control,including WORTH Center.
36, VanWert appeared for a probationviolation for testing positivefor morphine. She admittedto the violation and was re-sentenced to 3 years commu-nity control with 24 days jailbeginning immediately.
29, VanWert, was sentenced for 4count of aggravated traffick-ing in drugs, each a felony 3.Her sentence was 3 yearsCommunity Control for eachcharge, concurrent, 90 daysElectronic Monitored HouseArrest, additional 30 days jail, 100 hours communityservice, substance abuseassessment and treatment,2 years intensive probation,Driver’s License suspended 6months, ordered to pay courtcosts, restitution of $854 toWest Central Ohio CrimeTask Force, partial appointedattorney fees.A 12-month prison term oneach count, concurrent, wasdeferred pending completionof community control.
39,Rockford, was sentenced forgrand theft, a felony of thefourth degree.She was sentenced to 5years community control, 60days electronic monitoredhouse arrest, an additional30 days jail, 100 hours com-munity service, psychologi-cal assessment and treatment,3 years intensive probation,ordered to pay court costs andrestitution of $10,583.20 toWestwood Car Wash.A 12-month prison termwas deferred pending com-pletion of community control.
31, VanWert, was sentenced for traf-ficking in drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.His sentence was 3 yearscommunity control, 90 daysElectronic Monitored HouseArrest, an additional 30 days jail, 100 hours communityservice, substance abuseassessment and treatment,2 years intensive probation,driver’s license suspended 6months, ordered to pay courtcosts and restitution of $50 toVan Wert Police Department.A 12-month prison termwas deferred pending com-pletion of community control.
34, VanWert, was sentenced on acharge of aggravated traffick-ing in drugs, a felony of thefourth degree.Her sentence was 3 yearscommunity control, 30 dayselectronic monitored housearrest, an additional 30 days jail, 100 hours communityservice, substance abuseassessment and treatment,1 years intensive probation,driver’s license suspended6 months, ordered to paycourt costs and restitutionof $120 to Van Wert PoliceDepartment.A 9-month prison term wasdeferred pending completionof community control.
26,Venedocia, was sentenced on2 counts of assault, each of afelony four; and vandalism, afelony five.Her sentence was 3 yearscommunity control, up to 6months in WORTH Center,an additional 30 days jail,100 hours community ser-vice, substance abuse assess-ment and treatment, 2 yearsintensive probation, orderedto pay court costs and restitu-tion of $759.83 to Van WertCounty Sheriff’s Department.A 12-month prison termeach count, concurrent, wasdeferred pending completionof community control.
A girl was born March 13to Kelly and Matt Dube of Fort Jennings.
FORT JENNINGSPARK GIVEAWAY
March 11 — No. 736 DanGerman
By The Associated Press
Today is Thursday, March14, the 73rd day of 2013.There are 292 days left in theyear.
Today’s Highlight inHistory:
On March 14, 1923,President Warren G. Hardingbecame the first chief exec-utive to file an income taxreturn, paying a tax of $17,990on his $75,000 salary.
On this date:
In 1794, Eli Whitneyreceived a patent for his cot-ton gin, an invention that rev-olutionized America’s cottonindustry.
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to send Hellman and anotheremployee to an SEO usersgroup meeting in Newark onMay 16.Trustees also discussed theupcoming 0.6-mill levy on theMay 7 primary ballot. The levywas first approved by voters in1978 and for the last five yearsraised approximately $49,000a year. Advertising, paid forfrom donations and other out-side funding, was the maintopic. Trustee Jane Rutledgeprepared several fliers withinformation about the levy forfellow trustees to choose.Sarah Brotherwood will bethe newest part-time libraryemployee. Following an exec-utive session, trustees agreedto hire Brotherwood for 20hours per week at $9.25 perhour plus a $3 per hour sti-pend after a 90-day probation-ary period. Brotherwood is aDelphos native and workedin the Ohio State UniversityBook Repository and at I&KDistributing.Fiscal Officer JanetBonifas voiced her concernsabout upcoming change tohealth care, stating the boardmay need to consider adjust-ing the stipend to employees.The board said they wouldlearn more about how the newhealth-care system will affectthe library’s workforce.
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dence in downtown Rome to pick up the luggage that he leftbehind before moving into the Vatican hotel for the conclave. Hepaid the bill “to give a good example,” according to the Vaticanspokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi.It was a remarkable show of simplicity and humility for aman who could easily have dispatched someone to do the jobfor him. He displayed that same sense immediately after hiselection, shunning the special sedan that was to transport himto the hotel so he could ride on the bus with other cardinals,and refusing even an elevated platform from which he wouldgreet them, according to U.S. Cardinal Timothy Dolan.“He met with us on our own level,” Dolan said. Later, dur-ing dinner, the new pope addressed a few words to the cardi-nals: “’May God forgive you for what you have done,”’ Francistold them, Lombardi said.Like many Latin American Catholics, Francis has a particu-lar devotion to the Virgin Mary, and his visit to the basilica wasa reflection of that. He prayed before a Byzantine icon of Maryand the infant Jesus, the Protectress of the Roman People.“He had a great devotion to this icon of Mary and everytime he comes from Argentina he visits this basilica,” saidone of the priests at the basilica, the Rev. Elio Montenero.“We were surprised today because did not announce his visit.”He then also went into the main altar area of the basilica andprayed before relics of the manger in Bethlehem where Jesusis said to have been born — an important pilgrimage spot forJesuits
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University of NewHampshire, who researchedthe findings. “The youngpeople leave and the olderadults stay in place and age.Unless something dramaticchanges — for instance, newdevelopment such as a meat-packing plant to attract youngHispanics — these areas arelikely to have more and morenatural decrease.”The areas of naturaldecrease stretch from indus-trial areas near Pittsburgh andCleveland to the vineyardsoutside San Francisco to therural areas of east Texas andthe Great Plains. A commontheme is a waning local econ-omy, such as farming, min-ing or industrial areas of theRust Belt. They also includesome retirement communitiesin Florida, although many arecushioned by a steady flow of new retirees each year.
One Year Ago
• Fire Tuesday destroyed the 113-year-old First UnitedMethodist Church in Ada, roaring through stained-glass windowsand caving in the roof, leaving only some of the stone masonrystanding. No one was injured. The cause of the fire is still underinvestigation, Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart said.
25 Years Ago – 1988
• Someone sprinkled some magic dust on Kalida last week.Before the dust had settled Saturday night, the Kalida Wildcatboys were crowned district champions at Findlay after their 70-63victory over Sandusky St. Mary’s. Three Wildcats scored indouble figures. Dave Hovest was the leader with 19. Brian Vorstfollowed closely with 17 and Keith Nartker added 15.• St. John’s eighth grade students who participated in theregional competition of the national Mathcounts program inMarch at Apollo Career Center, Lima, were awarded fourth placetrophies, certificates and Mathcounts T-shirts. Team membersare Mike Gable, Tracy Grothouse, Mike Kroeger and Alan Rees.Scott Schwinnen participated as an alternate.• Elida won its first trip ever to a regional tournament Saturdaynight defeating Lima Bath 66-56 at Ohio Northern. The Bulldogs,17-6, will play Elyria Catholic Thursday at Centennial Hall on theUniversity of Toledo campus. Chad Jostpille and Jason Good ledElida with 20 points each. Mike Moskwinski added 10.
50 Years Ago — 1988
• At Wednesday’s Rotary meeting at NuMaude’s, John Horine,program chairman for the day, reviewed Rachel Carson’s contro-versial new book, “Silent Spring.” Paul Harter, Jr., club president,presided, and J. Frank Shumaker gave a report on the comingannual Rotary conference to be held April 20 and 21 in Sylvania.• Thomas H. Kinstle, formerly of Gomer, recently receivedhis doctor’s degree in physics at the University of Illinois and hasaccepted the position as assistant professor in the physics depart-ment of the university there. At present, Kinstle is on a six-weektour of the laboratories in the cities of France, Germany, Italy,Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, and other countries.• The Bossa Nova dance lessons being taught at the DelphosCountry Club will resume again this Saturday night. Becauseof icy road conditions last Saturday the dance class session wasnot held but spokesmen for the club have announced that all icechunks will be removed from the road before the weekend.
75 Years Ago — 1938
• An interesting relic has been uncovered by workmen who arerazing the Birkmeier building at the corner of Canal and Secondstreets, a broadaxe blade used to hew heavy timber was found andis estimated to be approximately 150 years old. It is believed theaxe dropped down between the walls and could not be recovered.The building is being torn down and the timber will be used in theconstruction of a new Pilgrim Holiness Church.• Delphos people will again have an opportunity on Thursdayto aid the needy of this community. Thursday is St. Patrick’s Dayand the St. Elizabeth’s Benevolent Society will conduct theirannual St. Patrick’s Day collection. Officers of the society willbe at the city building all day Thursday to receive any donationswhich may be made.• Pauline Schwinnen entertained the members of the ChummyGirls Club at her home on South Pierce Street Saturday afternoon.In addition to the members of the club, Norma Schwinnen andHelen Flurry were present. In hearts, the honors were awardedto Coletta Gremling in a contest. Thelma Kindley was most suc-cessful.
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