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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
50¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Renner receives scholarship, p4 Jays fall to Cavaliers, p6
Obituaries 2State/Local 3Politics 4Community 5Sports 6-8Business 9Classifieds 10TV 11World News 12
 FFA offers Food For America Tour 
FFA Treasurer Kylie Fritz tells her group about the produce section of Chief’s andwhere the various vegetables and fruits come from geographically during the DelphosFFA Food For America Tour Tuesday. Delphos FFA members offered the annual toursto third-graders from St. John’s and Delphos City School’s elementaries through Chief Supermarket, Mox Nursery, Hempfling Dairy Farm, Miller’s Cattle Farm, FriedrichHog Farm and Heidelbaugh Sheep Farm.Above: Devin Sanders, left, Emma Buettner, center left, and Logan Dickman, right, watch as Mason Vonderwell feeds a calf at Hempfling’s Dairy Farm. (Delphos Herald/ Stacy Taff)
BWC plan could mean rebates for local gov’ts, schools
BY NANCY SPENCERnspencer@delphosherald.com
ALLEN COUNTY — Governmentsand schools in Allen County should see a$1,110,140 rebate following a plan releasedMonday by Ohio Gov. John Kasich andBureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC)Administrator/CEO Steve Buehrer.Kasich’s office released specifics on theplan which would also triple safety grants andreduce the workers’ compensation rate forpublic employers by four percent. Accordingto a release from Kasich’s office, the rebatesand reforms are possible thanks to a larger-than-expected balance at the agency.“Our goal is to support the health and safe-ty of Ohio workers while maintaining stableworkers’ compensation rates for employers,including local governments,” said Buehrer.“This rebate will return nearly $113 millionto local governments and schools who arealready seeing the lowest rates in 30 yearsthanks to recent annual rate reductions.”The total in returns is $112.8 million, withschools getting the largest share at approxi-mately $42.5 million, followed by citiesreceiving $37 million, counties $16.5 millionand townships $7.6 million.The rebate for the City of Delphos is$301,140; Elida would receive $6,930; andSpencerville Village would receive $3,990.Delphos City Schools would receive$3,940; Elida would receive $56,390 andSpencerville would receive $19,050.Also under the proposal, nearby PutnamCounty would receive $303,650, withOttoville Village in line for $9,580, FortJennings $420 and Kalida $4,530. OttovilleSchools would receive $10,730, Fort Jennings$9,016 and Kalida $9,490.Van Wert County’s proposed rebate is$312,350, with Van Wert City Schools inline for a $38,930 rebate, Vantage $20,320,Crestview $12,620 and Lincolnview $11,330.Other parts of the proposal would con-tinue on into the future. Kasich also requestedtripling the funding for the Safety GrantProgram from $5 million to $15 million. Theadditional monies would be used to supportthe administration’s efforts to promote work-place safety and encourage investment inprograms and technology that leads to greaterprotections for Ohio workers.Mostlysunny thismorning,then part-ly cloudywith a 20percentchanceof show-ers and thunderstorms inthe afternoon. Highs inthe mid 80s. Partly cloudytonight with a 30 percentchance of showers andthunderstorms. Lows in theupper 50s. See page 2.
City schools to seek roof bids for high school
By NANCY SPENCERnspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — Area contractors will pick up bidsheets for a Jefferson High School roofing projecttoday in the Administrative Building.Delphos City Schools Board of Educationapproved Treasurer Brad Rostorfer to seek bids forthe project to be completed this summer.Rostorfer said representatives from CarlisleSynTec, a roofing specialist company, performed ascan on the roof and found several places that hadretained moisture. Carlisle recommended those placesbe removed and patched and then a fleece-backedroofing material be used to cover the entire roof. Thiswill save the district a considerable amount of money,according to Carlisle.Rostorfer said the main bid will include thisprocess and a secondary bid will include tearing theentire existing roof off and replacing it. He added thatboth options come with a warranty.The existing roof was installed in 1991 and isseven years out of warranty. Permanent ImprovementFunds will be used for the project.The school board was provided with and approveda preliminary list of 75 seniors set to graduateat 9 a.m. June 1 in the Jefferson Middle SchoolAuditorium. All seniors will need to meet the require-ments of Delphos City Schools and the State of Ohio.Superintendent Frank Sukup announced HighSchool Principal John Edinger received the OhioGraduation Test results. This year’s sophomoresscored as follows: Reading - 91 percent; Writing - 91percent; Math - 94 percent; Social Studies - 91 per-cent; and Science - 88 percent. A 75 percent is neededin each category for the district’s passing score. Sukupnoted Edinger was very pleased with the results andthey showed an improvement from last year.The school board issued the following teachingcontracts: Donna German and Heather Brickner —continuing; Kathy Ulrich, Jamie Lewis, Amos Place,Anne Byrne, Brandon Benfeldt, Josiah Stober andNicole Tobe — 3 year; Christine A. Grothaus andHeather Patrick — 2 year; and Margie Miller andKory Zenz — 1 year.Ticket prices were also submitted by the athleticdepartment and approved by the board. Gate ticketsfor football and boys basketball will be $6; adultpresale football and boys basketball and gate forvolleyball and girls basketball will be $5; studentpresale for football and boys basketball and gatefor volleyball and girls basketball will be $4; adult junior high football, basketball and volleyball are$3; student junior high football, basketball and vol-leyball — $2; adult ticket packs are $20 and aregood for any home event; and student ticket packsare $15 and are good at any home event, includingfor adults at junior high events.
Vancrest dishes it out for  Mother’s Day
Vancrest HealthcareCenter of Delphos held aMother’s Day Ice CreamSocial Sunday afternoon.Staff served vanilla icecream topped with fudge, chopped nuts, cherries, whipped cream and color-ful sprinkles to residentsand their family mem-bers. (Delphos Herald/ Stephanie Groves)See ROOF, page 12See BWC, page 12
Middle Pointto host sandVB tourney
The Middle PointBallpark will host aCo-Ed 6’s Sand VolleyballTournament beginning at10 a.m. on May 25 (afterthe Run for Warriors 5k).The cost is $60 per team.Basic power rules will apply.Champions willreceive T-shirts!Contact RyanneBollenbacher to registerat bolly33@bright.net or419-968-2834. Registrationdeadline is May 22.New sand and big-ger courts are comingbefore this tournament.
Sept. 29, 1930-May 13, 2013
Marilyn A. Robey, 82,of Cairo, died at 4:37 a.m.Monday at Lima MemorialHospital.She was born Sept. 29,1930, in Lima to Frances andVelma T. (Hunt) Davis, whopreceded her in death.On Jan. 1, 1950, she mar-ried Albert D. Robey, withwhom she shared 42 wonder-ful years until his passing onNov. 6, 1992.Survivors include herbest friend, Bill Parsons,of Columbus Grove; threesons, Tom (Barbara) Robeyof Hubbard, Jeff (Judy)Robey and Steve (Pam)Robey of Cairo; a daughter,Teena (Ron) Ebbeskotte of Delphos; four brothers, Paul(Lena) Davis of Addison,Ill., Fred (Shirley) Davis andBill Williams of Gomer andRoger Williams of Yellville,Ark.; a sister, Carol Reckerof Lima; nine grandchildren,Kelley (Kevin) Lacey, Karen(Todd) Witt, Susan (Chris)Serenari, Wendy (Adam)Dodge, Jason (Amanda)Robey, Josh (Taylor) Robey,Zach (Kristen) Ebbeskotte,Lindsay Ebbeskotte andRyan Ebbeskotte; 13 great-grandchildren, Marin Butler,Madden Witt, McKennaWitt, Addison Serenari,Chris Moore, Erin Moore,Earl Smith, Jr., WilliamSmith, Gavin Hutchison,Aiden Robey, Jeron MichaelRobey and twins expectedin July; a great-great-grand-daughter, Rosalie Hope; threestepgrandchildren, Robert(Purita) Buck, Robin (Paul)Hoff and John Williams; anda stepgreat-grandson, KeltonDodge.She was also precededin death by her stepfather,Raymie Williams, who raisedher; a grandson, Jeron StevenRobey; a stepgrandson,Richard Buck; a brother, JohnWilliams; and a sister-in-law,Donna Williams.Mrs. Robey was a gradu-ate of Gomer High School,class 1948, which continuesto meet once a month. Shehad been employed at CityLoan & Savings, WarehouseAssociates and Otis WrightTrucking, all of Lima.Marilyn was a member of the Gomer United Church of Christ where she held manypositions in the church, cur-rently a deaconess. She was amember of the Ladies of Funand Fellowship of Cairo andthe Progressive Mothers Clubof Columbus Grove.She loved to cook, espe-cially homemade noodles andchocolate scotcheroos, tak-ing trips and vacations withBill, working in the yard andflower garden of which shewas very proud. She was afaithful follower of the BathWildkittens softball and bas-ketball team.She loved watching herchildren and grandchildrensporting events. Marilyn trulyenjoyed spending time withfamily and friends and lookedforward to the yearly familyvacation to Port Clinton.Funeral services will beginat 11 a.m. Friday at GomerUnited Church of Christ,Gomer, Pastor Gary Ginterofficiating. Burial will bein Cairo Eastside Cemetery,Cairo.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Thursday at HartmanSons Funeral Home,Columbus Grove.Preferred memorials are tothe Gomer United Church of Christ Memorial Fund or thechurch’s organ fund.2 The Herald Wednesday, May 15, 2013
For The Record
The Delphos Herald wantsto correct published errors inits news, sports and featurearticles. To inform the news-room of a mistake in publishedinformation, call the editorialdepartment at 419-695-0015.Corrections will be publishedon this page.
The DelphosHerald
Vol. 143 No. 234
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising manager
Tiffany Brantley
,circulation managerThe Delphos Herald(USPS 1525 8000) is publisheddaily except Sundays, Tuesdaysand Holidays.The Delphos Herald is deliv-ered by carrier in Delphos for$1.48 per week. Same daydelivery outside of Delphos isdone through the post officefor Allen, Van Wert or PutnamCounties. Delivery outside of these counties is $110 per year.Entered in the post officein Delphos, Ohio 45833 asPeriodicals, postage paid atDelphos, Ohio. 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
A boy was born May 11 toCherilyn and Aaron Bensingerof Elida.A boy was born May 13 toJamie and Dustin Schaadt of Venedocia.
Don D., 77,of Spencerville, funeral ser-vices will begin at 10:30 a.m.today at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville,the Revs. Jan Johnson andCharles Johnson officiating.Burial will be in WoodlawnCemetery, Ohio City, wherethe Spencerville Veterans willconduct Military GravesideRites. In lieu of flowers, thefamily requests memorials tothe Heart of Cancer societiesof to Trinity United MethodistChurch in Spencerville.Corn $6.83Wheat $6.76Soybeans $14.93
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY:
Mostly sunnyin the morning, Then part-ly cloudy with a 20 percentchance of showers and thun-derstorms in the afternoon.Highs in the mid 80s. Westwinds 15 to 20 mph.
Partly cloudywith a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.Lows in the upper 50s.Northwest winds around 10mph through midnight becom-ing light and variable.
Partlycloudy with a 20 percentchance of showers and thun-derstorms. Highs in the upper70s. South winds around 5mph shifting to the west in theafternoon.
 Mostly clear through mid-night then becoming partlycloudy. Lows in the upper50s. Light and variable windsbecoming northeast up to 5mph after midnight.
Partly cloudywith a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.Highs in the upper 70s.Delphos Police were dis-patched to an accident at 7:11p.m. on Sunday at the 300block of South Pierce Street.A pick-up owned by JohnA. Nomina was parked south-bound on the west side of Pierce Street when it wasstruck head-on by David G.Betz, 36, of Delphos. Betzwas traveling northbound onPierce Street and went left of center striking the Nominapick-up.Nomina’s vehicle sus-tained functional damage tothe center front part of thetruck. The vehicle driven byBetz sustained disabling dam-age to the center front areaof the car. No injuries werereported.Betz was given a breatha-lyzer test and cited with oper-ating a vehicle intoxicated(OVI) and no operator’slicense.
Car veers left of cen-ter, strikes pick-up
Delphos police were calledto a car/motorcycle incidentat approximately 5:59 p.m.Saturday.Reports indicate TiffanyM. Geise, 20, of Delphoswas northbound on NorthJefferson Street approachingthe stop sign at the intersec-tion of West Fourth Streetwhen she rolled through theintersection failing to stopat the stop sign. Debbra L.Merritt, 49, of Van Wertwas operating a motorcycleand traveling westbound onFourth Street and did not havea stop sign. To avoid a colli-sion with the Geise vehicle,Merrit layed the motorcycledown.No contact was madebetween the two vehicles.Merritt’s motorcycle sus-tained minor damage to theright side.Merritt was transportedto St. Rita’s Medical Centerby Delphos EMS with non-incapacitating injuries.Geise was cited with fail-ure to stop.
 Motorcyclist sent toSt. Rita’s Hospital
One Year Ago
New Landeck CL of C officers include Kathy Siefker,treasurer; Catherine Heitz, president; Jolene Bockey, trustee2 years; Norma Ditto, trustee 4 years; Laura Ladd, secre-tary; Kay Siefker, vice president; Rosie Hilvers, inner guard;Martha Etzkorn, trustee 6 years; Therese Rahrig, monitor;Velma Wehri, promoter; Helen Kimmett, cheer lady; and SueRadabaugh, photographer.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Graduation ceremonies for 37 Fort Jennings seniors willbe held May 27 in the high school gymnasium. Guest speak-ers will be the Rev. John A. Cox and the Rev. John Shanahan.Student speakers and honor graduates are Cheryl Marie Meyer,valedictorian; Linda Kay Inkrott, salutatorian; Karen SueLindeman and Janet Marie Krietemeyer.Delphos volunteers recognized at Allen County Chapter,American Red Cross, annual luncheon Thursday were EdnaJane Nolte, Vera Loetz, Betty Wiesenberg, Carolyn Rice, MaryHiller, Louise Mox, Jerry Kemper, Esther Lemke and AngelaKill. Nolte received a 20-year pin, Rice a 30-year pin, Kempera 10-year pin, Kill a five-year pin and Lemke was awarded acertificate.Division I winners of the Catholic Daughters of Americaspoetry contest are Lori Norris, Aaron Sever and Kelly Kimmet.Winners in Division II of the contest were Traci Grothouse,Katie Hanser and Molly Calvelage. Poetry winners werehonored recently at a potluck dinner hosted by the CatholicDaughters of the Americas at Knights of Columbus Hall.
50 Years Ago – 1963
Additional officers for Delphos’ clean-up, paint-up, fix-up campaign have been announced. Dick Schlagbaum, BillRemlinger, and Bob Shenk are serving as co-chairmen of the drive. The Rotary Club and Bob Rozelle form the drive’sfinance committee. The retail committee consists of theChamber of Commerce, Bill Gladen, Bill Remlinger, and GeneLaudick.Ruth Coffee was elected president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary during the regular meeting held Monday eve-ning in the Eagles club rooms. Other officers elected are EthelWrocklage, vice president; Estella Wieging, chaplain; HelenVance, treasurer; Sharon Archer, conductress; Ruth Miller,inside guard; Tanya Wiley, outside guard; Leola Behringer,Edna Kortokrax and Mary Vondran, trustees.A service of recognition will be held Sunday in the DelphosEvangelical United Church honoring its members of the seniorclasses at Jefferson, Lincolnview and Benzonia Central highschools. Bibles will be presented to Larry Bame, DennisKiggins, Donald Marks, John Thatcher and Willie Vasquez byRobert McBride, serving as the committee.
By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, May15, the 135th day of 2013.There are 230 days left inthe year.
Today’s Highlight inHistory:
On May 15, 1863, EdouardManet’s painting “Le dejeun-er sur l’herbe” (The Lunchon the Grass) went on displayin Paris, scandalizing viewerswith its depiction of a nudewoman seated on the groundwith two fully dressed men ata picnic in a wooded area.
On this date:
In 1602, English naviga-tor Bartholomew Gosnoldand his ship, the Concord,arrived at present-day CapeCod, which he’s credited withnaming.In 1862, PresidentAbraham Lincoln signedan act establishing theDepartment of Agriculture.In 1930, registered nurseEllen Church, the first air-line stewardess, went onduty aboard an Oakland-to-Chicago flight operated byBoeing Air Transport (a fore-runner of United Airlines).In 1942, President FranklinD. Roosevelt signed a mea-sure creating the Women’sArmy Auxiliary Corps,whose members came to beknown as WACs. Wartimegasoline rationing went intoeffect in 17 Eastern states,limiting sales to three gal-lons a week for non-essentialvehicles.In 1972, Alabama Gov.George C. Wallace was shotand left paralyzed by ArthurH. Bremer while campaign-ing in Laurel, Md., for theDemocratic presidential nom-ination. (Bremer served 35years of a 53-year sentencefor attempted murder.)
Ten years ago:
 Emergency officials rushedto a series of mock catastro-phes in the Chicago area onthe busiest day of a nationalweeklong exercise. RunawayTexas Democrats boardedtwo buses and headed homeafter a self-imposed exile inOklahoma that succeeded inkilling a redistricting bill theyopposed.
Five years ago:
PresidentGeorge W. Bush, address-ing the Israeli Knesset, gen-tly urged Mideast leaders to“make the hard choices nec-essary for peace” and con-demned what he called “thefalse comfort of appease-ment.” Emmy-winning com-poser Alexander “Sandy”Courage, who created the oth-erworldly theme for the origi-nal “Star Trek” TV series,died in Los Angeles at age 88.The following individuals appeared Tuesday before JudgeCharles Steele in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas:
SentencingsMegan Fischbach, 
23, Delphos was sentenced for attempt-ed unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor of thefirst degree. Her sentence was one year community control,30 days jail at a later date, substance abuse and psychologicalassessments and treatment, 50 hours community service, paycourt costs and partial appointed counsel fees. A 180-day jailterm and $1,000 fine were deferred.
Robert K. Stoller, 
30, Van Wert, possession of drugs,felony five, was sentenced to three years community control,30 days Electronic House Arrest, 30 days jail at a later date,100 hours community service, substance abuse assessmentand treatment, two years intensive probation, driver’s licensesuspended six months, pay court costs and partial appointedcounsel fees. A nine-month prison term was deferred.
Alisha Stemen, 
21, Van Wert, possession of heroin, felonyfive, was sentenced to three years community control, 30 days jail at a later date, 60 days Electronic House Arrest (or jail),100 hours community service, substance abuse assessmentand treatment, turn in a list of prescription drugs to probation,two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended sixmonths, pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees. Anine-month prison term was deferred.He will remain in jail until EMHA established.
Kevin Clay, 
28, Van Wert, was sentenced on two differentcases. In the first case for possession of drugs, felony 5, heappeared for a probation violation. He admitted the violationand was sentenced to nine months in prison, with credit for130 days already served. The second case was for sentencingfor two counts of breaking and entering, each a felony five.He was sentenced to 11 months in prison for each count to beserved concurrently but consecutive to the nine months in thefirst case. He was also ordered to pay restitution to several vic-tims: Elmco Engineering ($5,775), Uptown Laundry ($520),Van Wert Glass ($1,504), First Friends Church ($195) pluscourt costs.He was remanded to jail for transfer to prison.
Probation violationJeremy Rollins, 
36, Van Wert, admitted to probation vio-lations for failing to get permission from probation to move,failure to report to probation and failure to complete counsel-ing. He was sentenced to serve his previously deferred prisonsentence of 9 months. With credit for 193 days served.Tom Groves, 72, of Delphos is recovering in St.Rita’s Medical Center aftersurgery. Get well wishes canbe sent to St. Rita’s MedicalCenter, 730 W. Market St,Lima OH 45801.
Marilyn A. Robey
See COURT, page 12
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 The Herald –3
State entities disapprove of Paulding’s EMA changes
From Staff Reports
PAULDING — Not everyone is happy with the PauldingCounty commissioners’ plans to dissolve the county EmergencyManagement Agency agreement and put the EMA under the jurisdiction of the sheriff’s office.Ohio Fire Chiefs Association President Bruce Moritz saidthe association was not in favor of the move and would not beuntil it was vetted and discussed in a public forum.Moritz said it would open up a “whole new can of worms”and he would like to know the reasoning behind the commis-sioners’ decision.Moritz also said that the Buckeye State Sheriff Associationhad told his agency they had been approached by the OhioCounty Commissioners Association, who asked them to takeover the EMA duties in Paulding County. With regards to thePaulding County Emergency Management Agency (EMA),commissioners are urging members of the group’s membermunicipalities to dissolve the countywide executive EMAboard and allow the agency to be restructured under theirdirection.Commissioners are making visits to each village counciland township meeting to get each one to sign off and dissolvePaulding County’s current EMA board. The document thattownships and villages are being asked to sign is only twosentences long. It gives no explanation, other than “…it hasbecome necessary to change the method” of providing EMAservices. No plan for a proposed new organization has beenissued. It is not clear whether local entities would have anyinput or control whatsoever in how the EMA is operated.“People need to be informed of the change and what it willentail. They should not sign anything until they understand anyrepercussions and basically what is going to happen. It is goingto effect each police and fire department,” Moritz said.The county commissioners reported there are supervisionissues within the EMA. They see the current board’s over-sight of the director as intermittent rather than ongoing andwould like to see a change, according to a discussion held lastMonday morning in their office.They would also like to see things done in what they calleda “timely fashion.”Commissioner Tony Zartman said the commissioners havebeen approached by citizens and first-responders about an“ongoing situation,” but refused to elaborate, saying he couldnot discuss what was said in executive session.“We have our reasons for making a change,” said FredPieper, chairman of the board of commissioners. However, noreason was given.
Lincolnview teachers learn safety measures
MIDDLE POINT —Lincolnview Local Schoolsheld an approved teacher in-service day on Monday tofocus on school safety and totrain teachers what to do inthe unfortunate case that theschool would come underattack by a shooter or otherdangerous person.James Burke of the OhioPeace Officer TrainingAcademy was present in themorning to educate teachersand staff on active shooterresponses. Burke highlightedprevious instances, includ-ing Columbine and VirginiaTech, that have pushedschools to have a plan inplace for such an event.Burke was followed bylocal officials trained torespond quickly in the caseof an emergency. OfficerKeith Allen of the VanWert Sheriff’s Departmentinformed staff on what firstdealings with the sheriff’sdepartment would consist of if such an event were tooccur.“Do not enter the hall-ways at all,” said Allen.“Once you are in a securelocation, stay there.”He went on to discussthe step-by-step process thatwould occur hopefully onlyminutes after a shooter inci-dent was reported.Responding officers’ firstpriority would be to takeout the shooter before anymore lives can be threatened.Second, those who have beeninjured will be tended to andwill be followed by the safeevacuation of all those thatremain in the building.It is then the responsibil-ity of principals to accountfor every child and staff member. Allen also warnedthat evacuation from thebuilding may take teachersand young students past thebodies of those deceased.“It will be one of thehardest things to deal with,”said Allen. “But we will tryto get everyone out of thebuilding without having tosee this.”In such instances, offi-cers will encourage stu-dents to walk single filewith their hands upon eachothers’ shoulders and eyesshut tightly to keep them forwitnessing this life-alteringsight.Following Allen’s talk,he presented clips of actu-al shooting events to showteachers and staff how fastthey can actually occur.One video taught viewerswhat responses to take firstin such a situation. If able,people should first run andget away from the area if it is safe to do so. If itis not safe to escape thearea, a person should hideout of the shooters view andbehind something that couldstop a bullet. Once hidden,a person or group of peopleshould be ready to fight inthe event that they are foundby the shooter in an attemptto bring them down.Allen informed teach-ers to be aware of itemswithin their classroom thatcould be used to fight off an armed individual. Whileteachers are encouraged tothink of their own safety andthe safety of their students,they should be aware thatresponding officers will alsobe thinking of their personalsafety. A person should becareful not to surprise anofficer and to keep handsin the air while evacuatingthe area.Allen reminded that if a gun is found to not pickit up to give to officers.Officers may mistake aperson for the shooter andshoot them before askingany questions. In these situ-ations, it could take hoursfor conditions to be markedsafe and during this time,students and teachers willhave to remain where theyare. It is important for ateacher to have a plan eventhose this plan could changeeasily as there is no way toprepare for every situation.In addition to the VanWert Sheriff’s Department,Van Wert Fire Departmentand Emergency Managementwere also in attendance atthe in-service. These localservices would also beactively involved in the caseof such incident within alocal school.
Officer Keith Allen of the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office speaks to staff atLincolnview during an in-service day focusing on school safety on Monday. (TimesBulletin/Lindsay McCoy)Samantha Knepper, left, and Kylee Reynoldsrecently competed in theGod, Flag, and CountryState Competition inFairborn. Samantha isdaughter of David andMelissa Knepper and is afifth-grader at Jefferson;Kylee is daughter of Frank and KristinReynolds and is a home-schooled eighth-graderfrom Spencerville. Bothreceived first place intheir school, districtand zone levels of thecompetition and placedfifth at the State levelin their age groups. Theprogram is sponsored bythe Fraternal Order of Eagles. (Photo submit-ted)
Knepper, Reynolds place in God,Flag and Country oratorical
Stinky flower bloomsagain at Ohio State
By KANTELE FRANKOAssociated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)— A large rainforest plantknown as a corpse flowerbecause of its awful smellhas bloomed again at an OhioState University greenhouse,and there’s more excitementbecause another corpse flow-er there is expected to opensoon, a spokeswoman said.A 6-foot titan arum, nick-named Woody after Buckeyesfootball coach Woody Hayes,opened Tuesday to reveal itsbold, reddish-purple color andrelease its rotting-flesh smella little over two years after itfirst flowered.A second corpse floweropened briefly at the green-house last May, and a thirdis expected to open for thefirst time in seven to 10days, spokeswoman SandiRutkowski said.The greenhouse extendsvisiting hours during suchblooms, but people who wantto catch a peek or a whiff haveto do so quickly because therare blooms sometimes lastonly a day or less. Some of the plants never bloom, andthere’s no guarantee that thosethat bloom will do so again.“I think we’re pinchingourselves,” Rutkowski said.She said having three orfour blooms within three yearsis a credit to good luck andto the skill of the Columbusgreenhouse’s program man-ager, Joan Leonard.“It is luck, but it’s also duein large part to Joan’s incred-ible skills at getting things togrow, at nurturing them, sortof knowing what to do when,”Rutkowski said.
See EMA, page 12Staff reports
Delphos City Council metin special session Tuesdayevening, a meeting first madepublic last Saturday.All members of coun-cil and of the administrationwere present, including thecity Law Director ClaytonOsting.After roll call, coun-cil retreated to closed doorexecutive session for an hourand 45 minutes, to discussunspecified matters of litiga-tion. Upon completion of theclosed-door session, coun-cil re-entered the regularchambers and upon callingthe meeting back into ses-sion, Council President KimRiddell advised that theexecutive session had beencompleted and no informa-tion regarding the closed doormeeting would be discussedin any manner.The meeting was thenabruptly adjourned.
Council holds execu-tive session on possible litigation
FORT JENNINGS PARKGIVEAWAYApril 19 — No. 167 heldby Larry and Karen HeitmeyerMay 6 — No. 041 LouPothast and Michael GoodMay 13 — No. 566 KeithKoogle
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 If you want Midwest Rehab, you must ask your doctor torefer to one of these agencies or call Midwest Rehab directly.
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485 MOXIE LANE, DELPHOS(P) 419-692-3405; (F) 419-692-3401
(P) 419-222-2404; (F) 419-222-2786
(P) 567-356-5113; (F) 567-356-5106
Jenny Geier, Ofce Manager;Katie Greathouse, OT;Steve Zuber 
, PT & Owner;Mary Vorst, Billing Manager;Heather Bockrath, DPT

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