2 – The Herald Thursday, April 25 2013
For The Record
VAN WERT COUNTY COURT NEWS
ODAY IN HISTORY
Monte D.DruckemillerDelphos weather
Sept. 4, 1946April 23, 2013
Monte D. Druckemiller,66, of Delphos passed away at7:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. Rita’sMedical Center.He was born in Van Wertto Oris and Ruby (Zellers)Druckemiller, who precededhim in death.On Aug. 20, 1966, he mar-ried Jeanne Mox, who sur-vives in Delphos.Survivors also includeone son, Keaton (Christina)Druckemiller of Delphos;three daughters, Bonnie(Steve) Buettner of Delphos,Beth (Trent Unterbrink)Slattman of Lucky and Jodi(David Bullock) Caputo of Delphos; three sisters, JuanitaRinger of Van Wert, MaryLou Buschor of Mendon andWilma McBride of Delphos;two brothers-in-law, GeorgeMox of Delphos and Joe (Jan)Mox of Naperville, Ill.; onesister-in-law, Judy Greenof Delphos; and 11 grand-children, Brent and EmilyBuettner, Hunter and GavinSlattman, Kathryn, Jeffrey andMia Caputo, Ethan, Ella, Liamand Sophia Druckemiller.He was preceded in deathby four brothers, Coy, Richard“R.D.,” Oris Jr. and PaulDruckemiller; and one sister,Lois Tyler.Mr. Druckemiller workedat Fruehauf as the purchas-ing agent until the compa-ny closed. He was currentlyworking at Paragon Serviceand Supply in Lima as a salesrep.He was in the Ohio NationalGuard for seven years.He was a member of Trinity Methodist Church andEagles Post 471. He served onthe Board of the Civil ServiceCommission and was current-ly the president. He was pastpresident of the Stadium Club,where he was also a char-ter member. He also servedon the Board of Directorsof the Delphos RecreationAssociation.Delphos residents remem-ber Monte for his years play-ing softball for the Rustic andhis coaching midget footballfor the Vikings football team.He was a diehard Browns andIndians fan.In all of Monte’s endeav-ors, the most important to himwas his faith and his family,especially his grandchildren.Services will be held at11:00 a.m. on Saturday atTrinity United MethodistChurch, Reverend DavidHowell officiating, with call-ing one hour prior to the ser-vice. Burial will be in theWalnut Grove Cemetery withMilitary Grave Rites by theDelphos Veterans Council.Family and friends maycall from 5-8 p.m. today andfrom 2-8 p.m. on Friday atHarter and Schier FuneralHome.Memorial contributionsmay be made to Trinity UnitedMethodist Church BuildingFund or donor’s choice.
VirginiaM. 90, of Lima, funeral servic-es will be at 10 a.m. on Fridayat Shawnee Chapel Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremationwith Rev. Tim Benjamin offi-ciating. Interment will be inPleasant Ridge Cemetery inPandora. Family and friendsmay call from 2-4 p.m. and6-8 p.m. today at the ShawneeChapel. Contributions may bemade to Forest Park UMC.
One Year Ago
An unexpected find by aPutnam County trapper willhave a permanent home.Monday evening, the PutnamCounty Historical Society wasgiven a rare river otter RyanBrinkman caught in westernPutnam County in December.Since local residents are notallowed to trap river otters,it was suggested the acciden-tal find be presented to theHistorical Society so every-one would have a chance toview the otter.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Jefferson music depart-ment will present its annu-al spring concert Friday inthe Middle School audito-rium. The high school choirwill present a collection of songs from the 1900s rag-time to 1940s swing called“Nickelodeon.” The showincludes soloists MelissaBowers, Heather Barnes,Audra Cano, Lisa Sherrick,Mark Downey, Shane Learand Lee Plescher.Delphos Area Chamberof Commerce held its fifthannual dinner-dance ben-efit Saturday evening atSt. John’s Annex with130 people attending. MelWestrich, master of ceremo-nies, announced the follow-ing new members for theyear: A & J Woodworking,Country Hutch, Topp Chalet,Paper Town, Aero Printing,Knippen Truck & Auto, Line-Up Restaurant, Ron SpencerReal Estate and Tri-CountyTree Service.The team sponsored byTerry Swaney, Lima andDelphos, won the 15-team H& Y Tile Invitational slo-pitchtournament at Cairo. Swaneybeat Hope Ambulance of Lima in the championshipgame 17-8. Finishing thirdwas B & K Rootbeer of VanWert and H & Y Tile of Limawas fourth. Doug Price of Middle Point led Swaney hit-ters going 15-for-20.
50 Years Ago – 1963
The seniors at Fort JenningsHigh School were to presenttheir class play “You Can’tBeat the Drumms,” at 8 p.m.April 28 in the high schoolauditorium. Members of thecast included Norma Wieging,Alice Hellman, DennisWieging, James Broecker,Carol Gasser, Dorothy Huber,Grace Burrett, Douglas Hoehn,Donald Lauf and JamesBoehmer.Barbara Wannemacherwas elected president of theVeterans of Foreign WarsAuxiliary at Ottoville duringa meeting held Tuesday eve-ning in the post club rooms. Itwas announced installation of officers will take place at theMay 14 meeting.The commit-tee to serve a potluck lunchat that time includes MaryCatherine Schmitt, chairlady;Mildred Wieging, VeronicaBeining, Pauline Burgei, ClaraSawmiller, Anna Mittlekamp,and Mary Wittler.Members of the FriendshipClub met Wednesday for aluncheon at NuMaude’sRestaurant and later playedbridge at the home of Mrs.Fred Reinemeyer on NorthCanal Street. At the conclu-sion of the games first prizewas awarded to Mrs. JosephBusch, second to Mrs. BruceBarclay and third to Mrs.William Gladen.
75 Years Ago – 1938
The Delphos Jeffersonband received an Excellentrating in the state band contestheld Saturday at Columbus.Four judges were unanimousin their decision. The rating,although high, does not enti-tle Jefferson to participate inthe regional national contestwhich will be held at Elkart,Indiana. Ada, along withDelphos Jefferson representedthe Northwestern District, alsoreceived an Excellent rating.There was a good atten-dance at the card party givenin St. John’s auditoriumSunday evening under theauspices of the Altar Society.The following received theawards in the respectivegames: Mrs. John Schulte andAlex F. Stallkamp in bridge;Mrs. Joseph Auer and CharlesO’Neill, five-hundred; Mrs.Cornelius Pothast and TonyVan Autreve, pinochle; DellaRose Pothast and CletusHickey, euchre; and FlorenceFaeth and Albert Lammers,bunco.The Delphos Merchantsbaseball team defeatedOttoville Sunday in a practicegame held at city field. Thescore was 7 to 5. Ditto was onthe mound for Delphos andMeeking was in the receivingstation. R. Sanders pitched forOttoville and Miller caught.Manager Charles Sterling of the Delphos team, announcedthat he has sent the names of 16 players in to the secretaryof the league.High temperatureWednesday in Delphos was 60degrees, low was 37. Rainfallwas recorded at .34 inch. Higha year ago today was 63, lowwas 35. Record high for todayis 86, set in 1994. Record lowis 24, set in 1967.
BY ED GEBERTTimes Bulletin Editor
VAN WERT — A20-year-old Van Wert manadmitted to his part in try-ing to sneak drugs into jail.Tyler Kast pleaded guiltyon Wednesday to a reducedcharge of attempted com-plicity to the illegal convey-ance of drugs of abuse ontothe grounds of a specifiedgovernment facility, a felo-ny of the fourth degree.Kast was arrested onMarch 29 for his actions.Also charged in the inci-dent is 21-year-old RuthAnn Napier Caldwell, whopleaded not guilty to a simi-lar charge on April 10.At his sentencing onMay 29, Kast faces up to 18months in prison.Also appearing inVan Wert County Courtof Common Pleas onWednesday was Nathan A.Frost who pleaded guiltyto fifth-degree felony non-support of dependents. Frostwas accepted into the VanWert County Prosecutor’sDiversions Program.Nathan Wappelhorst wassentenced to six months in jail as part of three yearsof community control.Wappelhorst had alreadypleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony drug posses-sion charge.At the hearing,Wappelhorst and his attor-ney each shared that groupcounseling was not effectivefor him, but that he reallygot a lot out of individualcounseling.Wappelhorst was alsosentenced to complete a sub-stance abuse treatment plan,remain current on child sup-port payments, perform 100hours of community service,give up his drivers licensefor six months, completeanother 30 day jail term andpay fees and court costs.A 12-month prison sentencewas deferred pending thesuccessful completion of community control.A Defiance man admit-ted to vandalism by break-ing a door window at theVan Wert County Jail wassentenced on Wednesday.Tom Waxler, 36, claimedto be trying to get some-one’s attention inside theSheriff’s Office. He didadmit to being intoxicatedat the time.Waxler was placed onthree years of communi-ty control which includesa 60-day jail term and a30-day jail term, 100 hoursof community service, asubstance abuse treatmentprogram, $456.04 in restitu-tion and other fees and courtcosts. A 12-month prisonterm was deferred pendingthe successful completion of community control.Desma Chesbro, 21, VanWert, was sentenced to 30days of electronically-mon-itored house arrest as partof three years of communitycontrol. Chesbro had plead-ed guilty to fourth-degreefelony corrupting anotherwith drugs. The Oct. 3 inci-dent involved a 17-year-0ld.Chesbro was also orderedto serve 30 days in jail,perform 100 hours of com-munity service, give upher drivers license for sixmonths and pay fees andcourt costs. She must alsocomplete a substance abusetreatment program. A nine-month prison term wasdeferred pending the suc-cessful completion of com-munity control.Corn $6.42Whear $6.57Soybeans $13.98CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Wednesday:
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WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyThe Associated PressTONIGHT:
Mostlyclear. Lows in the lower 30s.Northwest winds around 5mph through midnight becom-ing light and variable.
Mostly sunny.Highs in the lower 60s. Southwinds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostlyclear. Lows in the lower 40s.South winds around 10 mph.
Mostlysunny in the morning thenbecoming partly cloudy. Highsin the mid 60s. Southeastwinds around 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy. Lows in theupper 40s.
Mostly cloudy.A 30 percent chance of show-ers in the afternoon. Highs inthe mid 60s.
Fire out hours after fuelbarges explode in Alabama
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Today fire-fighters extinguished a huge blaze thaterupted hours earlier when two fuel bargesexploded in Mobile, Ala., leaving threepeople with critical burns and forcing theevacuation of crew from a nearby cruiseship.The cause of the fire, which startedWednesday night, remained under investi-gation, but it was believed to be acciden-tal, Mobile Fire-Rescue spokesman SteveHuffman said in a statement.Firefighters from Mobile and CoastGuard officials responded after 8:30 p.m.CDT Wednesday to a pair of explosionsinvolving the gas barges in the MobileRiver east of downtown. Additionalexplosions followed over the next fewhours.Authorities say three people werebrought to University of South AlabamaMedical Center for burn-related inju-ries. The three were in critical conditionearly today, according to hospital nursingadministrator Danny Whatley.Across the river, the Carnival Triumph,the cruise ship that became disabled in theGulf of Mexico last February before it wastowed to Mobile’s port, was evacuated,said Alan Waugh, who lives at the FortConde Inn in downtown Mobile, acrossthe river from the scene of the explosions.Waugh saw the blasts and said throngs of Carnival employees and others were clus-tered on streets leading toward the river asauthorities evacuated the shipyard.The initial blast took place in a shipchannel near the George C. WallaceTunnel — which carries traffic fromInterstate 10 under the Mobile River, Vegasaid. The river runs south past Mobile andinto Mobile Bay, which in turn flows intothe Gulf of Mexico.The tunnels were still open and operat-ing, Mobile fire officials said in a state-ment.As daybreak approached, the MobileFire-Rescue Department’s fireboatPhoenix was moving toward the barges,checking to make sure their mooring lineswere secured, the fire department said ina statement.The cause of the explosion was notimmediately clear, Huffman said.
By The Associated Press
Today is Thursday, April 25,the 115th day of 2013. There are250 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight inHistory:
On April 25, 1983, 10-year-old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, received areply from Soviet leader Yuri V.Andropov to a letter she’d writ-ten expressing concern aboutpossible nuclear war; Andropovreassured Samantha that theSoviet Union did not want war,and he invited her to visit hiscountry, a trip Samantha madethe following July.