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Monday, April 29, 2013
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Van Wert YWCA now servingdomestic violence victims
BY ED GEBERTTimes Bulletin Editor
VAN WERT — With the problem of domestic violence a real danger for somewomen, men and children, the YWCA of Van Wert County has taken an additionalstep to help. A series of domestic violenceservices has been established by the YWCAwith the reception of a grant from the OhioAttorney General’s office in February“What we received was domestic violenceshelter services which basically means themoney coming from the Attorney General’soffice is to provide actual supportive ser-vices,” said Housing Program Director JamieEvans.The grant itself was for $103,204 withlocal matching funds from the United Way of Van Wert County of just under $20,000. Thatfunding is for the remainder of fiscal year2013, which ends on Sept. 30. The YWCAwill continue to apply for the grant as well ascontinue to apply for the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) grant which funds theagency’s transitional housing program.Because all of the transitional housingis already covered under the ODOD grantthrough the end of the fiscal year, the moneyfrom the domestic violence grant will goexclusively toward services while the hous-ing will stay under the ODOD funding.Anyone coming in for domestic violenceservices will be put into the transitional liv-ing program for housing.Evans stated, “When we hit 2014, wewill reapply for the domestic violence grantand the Department of Development grant,and we will section off part of the rooms fordomestic violence victims, so at that time wewill be an actual domestic violence shelter.We will have beds just for that and we willhave beds just for our transitional living pro-gram also.”Of the 17 rooms on the third floor of the YWCA, some will be set aside for thedomestic violence program. How many thatwill be remains to be seen.“Definitely less than 10,” predicted Evans.“We’re hoping to be able to get our feet wet alittle bit and see what we need and what thecommunity needs before we decide. We’reMostly sunnyTuesdaywith highsin the upper70s. Lowsin the upper50s. Highs around 80 onWednesday with a 20 per-cent chance of showers andthunderstorms. Lows in theupper 50s. See page 2A.
Donna Pohlman, left, Shelley Kreeger and SueHempfling prepare baskets for the 36th annual St.John’s Benefit Auction on Saturday in the All SaintsBuilding. This year’s theme is “Kentucky Derby” andthere will be a Kentucky Derby hat contest. Dinner andbeverages will be served from 6-7:30 p.m. with gamesof chance and raffle drawings at 7 p.m. Total prizes willbe $3,800. Tickets are still available by calling the office.
St. John’s Benefit Auction set 
Fifty St. John’s High School seniors left at 7 p.m. Sunday night for their class trip toNew York City. The students will stay in New Jersey and travel into the city for three daysof sightseeing. The itinerary includes seeing the Broadway play “Spiderman,” visitingand touring the Today Show studio, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, 911 Memorial, Central Park and China Town. The stu-dents are looking forward to spending some fun, quality time together. (Delphos Herald/ Stephanie Groves)
Ottoville holds ‘A Night to Remember’
Megan Lambert and Dylan Klima make their entranceat Ottoville prom on Saturday evening.Partygoers hit the dance floor at Ottoville’s prom. This year’s theme was “A Nightto Remember.” (Delphos Herald/Dena Martz)
Utility meetingset Tuesday
Rick Hanser has calleda Utility Committee meet-ing for 7 p.m. Tuesdayin council chambers.Items on the agendainclude the discussion of the electrical retail energysupplier for city accounts.
Jays seeking head volley-ball coach
St. John’s High Schoolis looking for a headvolleyball coach.Possible teaching posi-tions available. Interestedcandidates should e-maila cover letter and resumeto Todd Schulte, schulte@delphosstjohns.org.Deadline is May 6.
Elida slates physicals
The Elida AthleticDepartment has scheduledEMS/EHS sport physi-cals — free of charge —for Thursday in the ElidaFieldhouse according tothe following schedule:Middle School athletes,6-7:15 p.m.; High Schoolathletes, 7:15-8:30 p.m.These physicals areintended for athletes onElida school teams only,entering grades 7–12 inthe 2013-14 school year.For more information,please contact the AthleticDepartment at 419-331-2580.
Delphos Youth Soccersign-ups
Delphos Youth Soccersign-ups for the fall sea-son will be held at theDelphos McDonald’s from9 a.m. to noon Saturday,1-4 p.m, Sunday and May11 from 9 a.m. to noon.New this year, players age4 up to junior high areeligible to participate.Sign-ups for JuniorHigh, British Soccer campand the Delphos St. John’ssoccer camp will alsotake place as this time.For more information, visitwww.delphosohsoccer.com
 50 St. John’s seniors set sights on ‘The Big Apple’
Mother of bombsuspects insistssons are innocent
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BOSTON — The angryand grieving mother of theBoston Marathon bombingsuspects insists that her sonsare innocent and that she’s noterrorist.But Zubeidat Tsarnaevais drawing increased atten-tion after federal officials sayRussian authorities intercept-ed her phone calls, includ-ing one in which she vague-ly discussed jihad with herelder son. In another, she wasrecorded talking to someonein southern Russia who isunder FBI investigation in anunrelated case, U.S. officialssaid.In photos of her as a young-er woman, Tsarnaeva wears alow-cut blouse and has herhair teased like a 1980s rockstar. After she arrived in theU.S. from Russia in 2002, shewent to beauty school and didfacials at a suburban day spa.But in recent years, peoplenoticed a change. She beganwearing a hijab and cited con-spiracy theories about 9/11being a plot against Muslims.Tsarnaeva insists thereis no mystery and that she’s just someone who found adeeper spirituality. Shefiercely defends her sons —Tamerlan, who was killed ina gunfight with police, andDzhokhar, who was woundedand captured.“It’s all lies and hypoc-risy,” she told The AssociatedPress in Dagestan. “I’m sickand tired of all this nonsensethat they make up about meand my children. Peopleknow me as a regular person,and I’ve never been mixedup in any criminal intentions,especially any linked to ter-rorism.”At a news conference inDagestan with her ex-hus-band Anzor Tsarnaev lastweek, Tsarnaeva appearedoverwhelmed with grief onemoment, defiant the next.“They already are talkingabout that we are terrorists, Iam terrorist,” she said. “Theyalready want me, him and allof us to look (like) terrorists.”Amid the scrutiny,Tsarnaeva and Anzor say theyhave put off the idea of any
Food giveawayoffered Tuesday
Community Unity willhold its quarterly “FreeFood On Us” from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at theDelphos Eagles Lodge.The doors openat 2:30 p.m.To participate, residentsneed to live in the DelphosCity School District or havea Delphos address. They alsoneed to bring two pieces of identification, including aphoto ID and a recent bill orother document with name,address and a current date.Households will signoff that they meet theincome guidelines desig-nated by signing a self-declaration income form.
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Today is Monday, April 29,the 119th day of 2013. Thereare 246 days left in the year.
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On April 29, 1913,Swedish-born engineerGideon Sundback of Hoboken,N.J., received a U.S. patent fora “separable fastener” — laterknown as the zipper.
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In 1429, Joan of Arcentered the besieged city of Orleans to lead a French vic-tory over the English.In 1861, the MarylandHouse of Delegates voted53-13 against seceding fromthe Union. In Montgomery,Ala., President JeffersonDavis asked the ConfederateCongress for the authority towage war.In 1863, newspaper pub-lisher William RandolphHearst was born in SanFrancisco.
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High temperature Sundayin Delphos was 64 degrees,low was 54. Weekend rainfallwas recorded at .44 inch. Higha year ago today was 66, lowwas 35. Record high for todayis 84, set in 1970. Record lowis 30, set in 1977.
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Medicationmissing fromresidenceSubject in fightstabbed withinsulin needle
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At 10:17 a.m. on Saturday,Delphos Police were calledto the 600 block of SouthWashington Street in refer-ence to a theft complaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated that someonehad taken a bottle of medica-tion from the residence.At 2:56 p.m. on Sunday,Delphos Police were called toa business in the 1100 blockof Elida Ave. in reference to afight at that location.Upon officers’ arrival, theymet with the subjects involvedin the altercation and foundthe fight had occurred due toa near traffic accident at thatlocation. During the alterca-tion, one subject involved wasstabbed with an insulin needleby another of the subjectsinvolved in the altercation.Delphos EMS was dis-patched to the location butthe subject involved refusedmedical treatment at that time.A Detective from theDelphos Police Departmentarrived and took over theinvestigation which is still ongoing.
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not really sure yet.”The current family housingunits will not be affected.Funds for domestic violenceservices include providing a24-hour shelter and crisis hotline,support and education groups,employment assistance, on-sitemental health and AOD services,referrals to community agencies,safety plans, opportunities forfurther education and training,case management, child advo-cacy and court advocacy.Changes had to be madeto the building to qualify as adomestic violence shelter, aswell as making entry into theshelter program possible at anyhour of the day without a wait-ing period.“We are doing immediateintakes for domestic violence,”explained Evans. “With transi-tional living, you have wait acouple of weeks to get in. Withdomestic violence, we have a24/7 hotline at (567) 259-9501,so we are doing immediateintakes. We have 24/7 staff now. We updated all our secu-rity, we have a new door anda swipe card system now. Wehave cameras everywhere. Theupdated security was done toqualify for the grant money. Itmakes this a safe area for thosewho come to stay here becauseof domestic violence.”
One Year Ago
The organizing committee of the 6th annualRib Fest recently invited the community tohelp name the newest members of the com-mittee, known only as “Mr. Pig.” Sixty-eightentries were received suggesting sixty-threedifferent names. The committee finally settledon Isaac Van Snort as Mr. Pig’s official name.The winning entry was submitted by GregJohnston from Middle Point, who received aprize package valued at $70.
25 Years Ago – 1988
St. John’s eighth-grade students who com-peted at Bowling Green in the math testsponsored by the Greater Toledo Councilof Teachers of Mathematics were TracyGrothouse, Nancy Schwinnen, John Vasquez,Ted Vonderwell, Scott Schwinnen and SueKlausing. Vonderwell received a $2 check forhis ninth place score.The construction of Memorial Manor onFifth Street adjacent to Delphos MemorialHome is on schedule, according to the plan-ning committee of the Arnold C. DienstbergerFoundation Inc. The three-story 53-apartmentcomplex for adult independent living should becompleted by August.Doris Wittler, chairwoman of the FortJennings-Ottoville neighborhood Girl Scouts,received the President’s Award for neighbor-hood units which meet guidelines for member-ship and retention and the Honor Pin for out-standing service at the Appleseed Ridge GirlScout Council dinner at the Veterans MemorialCivic Center marking the 25th anniversary of the organization.
50 Years Ago – 1963
One of 1300 descendants of theWannemacher family, Mayme W. Harman of Ottoville told recently of interesting happen-ings of bygone days. She is the daughter of thelate Henry and Theresa (Wannnemacher) Ernst.Ernst, a bricklayer at the time of the building of the Ottoville Immaculate Conception Church,helped with its construction, then later joinedthe firm of J. J. Miller Company, as a partner in1894. This company today is managed by IreneMiller and her brother, Alex E. Miller.The ladies branch of the Catholic Knightsof America held a social Friday evening inthe Knights of Columbus club rooms on ElidaAvenue. Cards were played with the prizein 500 going to Gabriel Van Autreve and inpinochle to Cecilia Goetz. Lillian Wurstnerreceived the contest prize.“Trees and Flowers of the Bible” was thetopic presented by guest Mrs. Earl Crafts of Lima at a recent guest meeting of the ElidaGarden Club. Guests were entertained at a noonluncheon at the House of Vogts in Delphos.Mrs. William Strayer, Mrs. Richard Kieswetter,Mrs. Howard Leis, and Mrs. Norman Parrottserved as hostesses for the luncheon.
75 Years Ago – 1938
The Delphos kittenball season will officiallyopen on May 4. Three leagues will play thisyear. Four teams have been entered in the SeniorLeague, Coombs Shoes, Loetz Market, Miller’sOpticians and Star Café. The Junior League willinclude four teams made up of boys from thefour Delphos wards. The Church League nowhas a total of four teams including St. John’s,Presbyterian, Lutheran and Methodist.Ray McKowen will head the Men’s Leagueof St. John’s Church during the ensuing year.Officers were elected at a dinner meeting of theLeague held at the Idlewild clubhouse, north-east of Delphos, Wednesday evening. HaroldLause was named as vice president and JohnA. Metzner as secretary.Joseph Scherger has leased his property atSecond and Washington streets to the ShellOil Company. Scherger is constructing a superservice station on the property. The ShellCompany plans to take possession and have thestation in operation by Decoration Day.Corn: $6.45Wheat: $6.58Beans: $14.44
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Delphos Police investigatea bicycle-pick-up truck crashat 11:54 a.m. Friday.Michael Peters, 52, of Delphos was traveling south-bound in the 500 block of Main Street behind GlennM. Feathers, 50, of Delphos,who was riding his 15 speedbicycle. Feathers abruptlydid a U-turn in the roadwayand failed to maintain controlresulting in the bicycle collid-ing with and damaging the leftside of the Peters truck.Feathers sustained minorinjuries.Damages to the bicycle andtruck were minor.
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trip to the U.S. to reclaim theirelder son’s body or try to visitDzhokhar in jail. Tsarnaevtold the AP on Sunday hewas too ill to travel to theU.S. Tsarnaeva faces a 2012shoplifting charge in a Bostonsuburb, though it was unclearwhether that was a deterrent.Tsarnaeva arrived in theU.S. in 2002, settling in aworking-class section of Cambridge, Mass. With fourchildren, Anzor and Zubeidatqualified for food stamps andwere on and off public assis-tance benefits for years. Thelarge family squeezed itself into a third-floor apartment.Zubeidat took classes atthe Catherine Hinds Instituteof Esthetics, before becominga state-licensed aesthetician.Anzor, who had studied law,fixed cars.By some accounts, thefamily was tolerant.Bethany Smith, a NewYorker who befriendedZubeidat’s two daughters, saidin an interview with Newsdaythat when she stayed with thefamily for a month in 2008while she looked at colleges, shewas welcomed even though shewas Christian and had tattoos.“I had nothing but loveover there. They accepted mefor who I was,” Smith toldthe newspaper. “Their mother,Zubeidat, she considered meto be a part of the family. Shecalled me her third daughter.”Zubeidat said she andTamerlan began to turn moredeeply into their Muslim faithabout five years ago afterbeing influenced by a familyfriend, named “Misha.” Theman, whose full name shedidn’t reveal, impressed herwith a religious devotion thatwas far greater than her own,even though he was an ethnicArmenian who converted toIslam.“I wasn’t praying until heprayed in our house, so I justgot really ashamed that I amnot praying, being a Muslim,being born Muslim. I am notpraying. Misha, who convert-ed, was praying,” she said.By then, she had left her jobat the day spa and was givingfacials in her apartment. Oneclient, Alyssa Kilzer, noticedthe change when Tsarnaevaput on a head scarf beforeleaving the apartment.“She had never worn ahijab while working at the spapreviously, or inside the house,and I was really surprised,”Kilzer wrote in a post on herblog. “She started to refuse tosee boys that had gone throughpuberty, as she had consulted areligious figure and he had toldher it was sacrilegious. Shewas often fasting.”Kilzer wrote that Tsarnaevawas a loving and supportivemother, and she felt sympathyfor her plight after the April15 bombings. But she stoppedvisiting the family’s home forspa treatments in late 2011or early 2012 when, duringone session, she “started quot-ing a conspiracy theory, tell-ing me that she thought 9/11was purposefully created bythe American government tomake America hate Muslims.”“It’s real,” Tsarnaeva said,according to Kilzer. “My sonknows all about it. You canread on the Internet.”In the spring of 2010,Zubeidat’s eldest son got mar-ried in a ceremony at a Bostonmosque that no one in thefamily had previously attend-ed. Tamerlan and his wife,Katherine Russell, a RhodeIsland native and convert fromChristianity, now have a childwho is about 3 years old.
 
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TOLEDO (AP) — Police saygangs in a northwest Ohio city havebecome increasingly violent over thepast couple of decades even as gang-related homicides were reported to bedown last year compared with 2011,a newspaper reported Sunday.Toledo police Chief Derrick Diggssays seven of Toledo’s 36 homicideslast year were gang-related comparedwith 13 gang-related ones amongthe 37 homicides in 2011, but Diggsalso says the city’s gangs are “abso-lutely” more violent now than in thelate 1980s, The Blade newspaper of Toledo reported.“Most of our problems are gangs,guns, and drugs,” Diggs said. “It’sall related.Police track known gang membersin an electronic database. They won’tmake the exact numbers public, butthe lieutenant overseeing the gangunit said there are an estimated 2,000gang members in Toledo. The “big,major gangs” number anywhere from25 to 40, Lt. Ed Bombrys said.Diggs says new data-driven initia-tives, including surveillance camerasand software identifying crime hotspots, are working. He cites prelimi-nary data that suggest gang-relatedcrimes are down.Veteran police officers don’t dis-agree, but remain cautious as summernears, according to the newspaper.Police records show Toledo had 78shootings from June through August,2011 with five of them fatal. Therewere 55 shootings over the sameperiod last year with seven fatal ones.Police started tracking gang-relatedshootings in April, 2011, and 218 of a reported 897 shootings since thenare considered gang-related. Policerefuse to make additional statisticson gang-related crimes available,according to the newspaper.The Blade filed a lawsuit in Julyagainst the city for refusing to makethe department’s gang-territories mappublic. The ongoing lawsuit in anOhio appeals court alleges policeviolated the Ohio Public Records Actby not disclosing the map. The cityhas said the map is used in activecriminal investigations and is not apublic record.A message seeking comment wasleft at police headquarters Sunday.The newspaper has since createdits own gang-territories map withgang members’ help and says itsinvestigation found dozens of gangs,with each claiming territory for pro-tection from rivals and to earn moneyfrom drug sales, burglaries, and rob-beries.Paul Raczkowski, a Block Watchchairman in one neighborhood, saidthat while a gang can claim a terri-tory, it might not be a visible problemuntil a gang needs to “act or react.”Gang demographics haven’tchanged much over the past coupleof decades, with members mostlymales ranging in age from about 15to about 24. But girl gang membersand girls creating their own gangsubsets are becoming more prevalent,Bombrys said.The police department establishedits first gang task force — made up of 12 officers who patrolled the city insix two-man units in 1990. Detectivestook photos of every gang memberthey encountered, said Lucas CountySheriff John Tharp who was a unitmember.The unit now consists of 18 offi-cers, with five officers added inDecember.But the violence has continued,and gangs have spread with the num-ber of members growing, the news-paper reported.DAYTON (AP) — Policein southwest Ohio say someof the shopping going on ata major retail center isn’t forclothes or appliances.A recent drug bust at anauto detail shop was the latestin a series of actions near theDayton Mall, in a suburbanarea south of Dayton. Police inthe past month have made sev-eral arrests of people suspectedof selling heroin or cocainenear the mall. A 20-year-oldman was fatally shot April 4at a beverage drive-thru nearthe mall amid an FBI druginvestigation.“The Dayton Mall area hasbeen a focal point of late,” saidSgt. Mike Brem, head of theMontgomery County Sheriff’sOffice and a task force. “Butdrug trafficking is a problemthroughout the whole country.”Traffic counts show morethan 26,000 drivers go throughthe mall’s main intersectioneach day, the Dayton DailyNews reports (http://bit.ly/11SaoHZ). Authorities saythe heavily traveled area withmany parking lots gives drugdealers opportunities for quick,car-to-car sales.“In a mall-type environment,you’re going to have a lot of room to move around, to do car-to-car drug sales,” Brem said.Four young men arrestedMarch 27 allegedly were sell-ing heroin to as many as 100people a day, mostly in parkinglots in the area which is justeast of Interstate 75.The mall’s manager saysthe drug sales reflect a nationalissue. The 117-acre mall has150 surveillance cameras.“The problem is every-where,” said Dave Duebber,the manager. “If they think it’snot, they’ve got their head inthe sand.”Resident Amanda Littrell of nearby West Carrollton saidthe drug activity is concerning,especially for her and otherswith children.“I’m relieved that somepeople have been caught, butI know there’s a lot more outthere,” she said.Brem said so far, the drugsales appear to be from a vari-ety of operations. Investigatorswill determine whether any of them are linked.Duebber thinks the series of arrests will send drug dealersto a new location.“They’re going to startthinking twice about it,” hesaid. “They’ll pack up andmove to a different area.”
Ohio police fight drugs in big retail area
Ohio girl, 8, gets kidney donation from teacher
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio girl isrecovering after getting a critical kidney trans-plant — with the organ donated by her formerkindergarten teacher.Nicole Miller — an 8-year-old first-grader atMansfield Christian School — got the kidneylast week from Wendy Killian, who was her kin-dergarten teacher last year.The Mansfield News Journal reports thatNicole suffered from a genetic disorder thatcaused kidney malformation and other problems.Killian became involved during aparent-teacher conference with Nicole’smother. The teacher asked for the crite-ria needed to be a donor and found shemet them. She said she was inspired tobe a donor because her son needed andreceived a blood platelet transfusion a fewyears ago.The transplant happened last Tuesday atRainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital inCleveland.
Ohio gas pricesdown to startwork week
COLUMBUS (AP) —After a big bump at the pumplast week, Ohio gas prices aredown to start the work week.A gallon of regular gas inOhio was listed at an aver-age of about $3.56 in today’ssurvey from auto club AAA,the Oil Price InformationService and Wright Express.That’s 9 cents lower than lastMonday’s average of $3.65.The previous week’s averagewas $3.38.The Ohio price this weekis 6 cents higher than thenational average of $3.50.The state average is about3 cents lower than this timelast month, and 19 cents lowerthan at the same time in 2012.The lowest averageprice in the state today wasabout $3.52 in the Dayton/Springfield and Toledo areas.Online:AAA Daily Fuel GaugeReport: http://fuelgaugere-port.aaa.comDAYTON (AP) — A stu-dent in Dayton is headed tocourt after being charged withhitting a 71-year-old teacher.The Dayton Daily Newsreports that the student causeda disturbance in a classroomat Longfellow Academy onFriday before allegedly strik-ing the teacher.According to police, thestudent said she didn’t likethe teacher, and if she had togo into the classroom, “some-thing was going to happen.”The student allegedly stoodup during a disturbance in theclassroom, pushed the teacherand then hit her on the leftside of the face.The teacher complained of pain, but it’s not clear if shewas treated for injuries.The student was taken to a juvenile detention facility.
Ohio studentheld after allegedteacher assault
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