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UpfrontSports
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Thursday,May16,2013
50¢dailyDelphos,Ohio
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TellingTheTri-County’sStorySince1869
Ottoville advances in baseballtourney, p6Spring farm safety, p4
www.delphosherald.comPartlycloudythismorn-ingandthenbecomingmostlysunnylaterintheday.Highsintheupper70s.Partlycloudytonightwithlowsinthemid50s.Seepage2.
Ottoville to let Emergency Levy expire
BY NANCY SPENCERnspencer@delphosherald.com
OTTOVILLE—OttovilleSchoolDistrictvoterswillgetareprieveontaxesbeginningin2014.TheschoolboardvotedunanimouslyWednesdaytoallowthedistrictsFive-yearEmergencyLevytoexpirethisyearandnotplaceitontheballotforrenewalinNovember.The2.7-milllevywasvotedinat$150,521peryear.Whilefocusingonfinances,TreasureBobWeberoutlinedthedistrictsFive-yearForecast.Theschool’sendingbalanceonJune30isprojectedat$3,634,496;June30,2014,$3,482,664;June30,2015,$2,885,837;June30,2016,$1,893,443;andJune30,2017,$474,255.Weberpointedtotherevenuepor-tionofthereportwithincreasesinRealEstatetaxesandtheschool’sIncomeTaxLevybutdeclinesinstatefundingandwiththeeliminationoftheTangiblePersonalPropertyTax.Ontheexpenditure’sside,Webernotedincreasesinwagesandbenefitcosts,Obamacareandpurchasedser-vices.Healsobroughtattentiontotheever-risingcostsofpropertytaxfees,bankchargesandfees,liabilityinsur-anceandauditsrequiredbythestateeveryotheryear.TheforecastistobesubmittedtotheOhioDepartmentofEducationbyMay31.Theboardalsoapprovedalistof50graduatesfortheclassof2013.Commencementissetfor1p.m.Sundayintheschool’sgymnasium.SchoolGuidanceCounselorMarkKnottsubmittedhisintenttoresign/retireeffectiveMay31.TheschoolboardthankedKnottforhis30-plusyearsofservicetothedistrict.WithjustdaysleftinOttoville’sacademicyear,schoolboardmem-bersstartedonmeasuresforthesum-merandthe2013-14schoolyear.Theyapproved:•ContinuingmembershipintheOhioHighSchoolAthleticAssociationforthe2013-14schoolyear;•RickFischer,RalphLuersmanandDaveKimmetasvandriversforthepurposeoftowingthebandtrailerforparades,contestsandshowsforthe2013-14schoolyear;•Allheadcoachestouseschoolfacilitiesfortheirsportscampsorclinicsduringthespring/summer2013withthestipulationthatallreceiptsandexpendituresfromsuchcampsbeprocessedthroughthetrea-surer’soffice:•ErinGudakunsttouseschoolfacilitiesforadancerecital.ThebuildingwillbeusedMay22-24.Allnecessaryformshavebeencollected;and•TheOttovilleFireDepartmenttouseschoolfacilitiesforFireConventionmeetingfrom7a.m.tonoononJune15:HighSchoolPrincipalJonThorbahnreportedtheschool’srecentannualCancerWalkgeneratedmorethan$7,500andwasasuccesswithcomplimentsfromstudents,staffandthecommunity.
Levyexpirationwillsavetaxpayers$150Kperyear
See OTTOVILLE, page 3
TheDelphosVeteransCouncilwillplaceflagsonareacemeteriesonSaturdayinpreparationfortheMemorialDayHoliday.ThefollowingSaturdayisplannedincaseofrain.Veteransoranyonewish-ingtohelpareaskedtomeetbetween8:45a.m.-9a.m.atVFWPost3035inthewestparkinglot.Thegroupwillleaveshortlyafter9a.m.Ifanyfamilymemberfindsafellowdeceasedvet-eran’splotdoesnothaveaflagmarkerand/oraflaghasbeenmissed,pleasenotifytheVFW.Theyareplacingcloseto1,600flagsthisyearanddon’twanttoleaveanyveteranwithoutthehonorheorshedeserves.Toletusknowofthemissedplot,call419-692-8816.Whencallingaboutamissedflagorflagholder,pleaseinclude:•Cemetery:St.John’s,Resurrection,WestSide,WalnutGrove,Landeck,Harshong,PikeMennonite,Donors,CarmeanorKing;•Whereserved:WWI,WWII,Korea,Vietnam,Iraq,AfghanistanorStateSide(noforeignservice);and•Approximatelocation.
Veteranstoplaceflagsatcemetery
St. John’s high-schoolers hold May Day activities
St. John’s High School students celebrate May Day on Wednesday by participating in co-ed kickball, dodge ball and other games. Above left:Tyler Conley runs to kick the ball and send it out to left field during the games. Above right: Strategizing against the boys during the co-ed dodge-ball in the Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium are, from left, Morgan Jostpille, Erica Saine, Megan Joseph, Kaitlyn Slate and Kylie Fritz. (DelphosHerald/Stephanie Groves)
Foundationsetsgolfscramble
TheMakeItEnoughFoundationwillholdagolfscrambleonJune17attheFindlayCountryClub.Teamregistrationis$500,whichincludesgreensfeesandacartforafoursome,giftbaganddinnerafterthescramble.Mulligansare$5apiecewithalimitof10perteam.Therewillalsobea“BeatthePro”contest.Therangeopensat9a.m.withtee-offat10:30a.m.Dinnerwillbeservedat4p.m.withtrophypre-sentations,contestwinnersandsilentauctionresults.Sponsorshipopportuni-tiesarestillavailable.Checksmadeoutto“MakeItEnoughFoundation”canbemailedtoPOBox221,OttovilleOH45876.ContactKevinAltenburgerat614-595-5684forsponsor-shipormoreinformation.
RelayteamsetsLadiesNight
TheDelphosRelayforLifeteamFischin’foraCurewillholdLadiesNightOut!from6:30-8:30p.m.TuesdayatJubileeWinery.AllproceedsbenefittheAmericanCancerSociety.
‘SharetheRoad’andresponsibilities
BY STEPHANIE GROVESsgroves@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS—MayisMotorcycleSafetyAwarenessMonth,whichisacampaignpromotingmotorcycleaware-nessandencouragesalldriverstosharetheroadwithmotor-cyclists.MotoristswillseeanincreaseinenforcementbylocalpolicethroughoutMaytoensuremotorcyclistsanddriv-ersofalltypesofvehiclesareobeyingstateandlocallaws.AccordingtotheGovernorsHighwaySafetyAssociation(GHSA),morethan5,000liveswerelostintheUnitedStatesin2012duetomotorcyclefatalities.Thestatisticisanincreaseofclosetoninepercentfrom2011.Thereportindicatesthatsince1997to2011,motorcyclistfatalitieshavemorethandoubled,from2,116to4,612.Therewere150Ohiomotorcyclistskilledduringthefirstninemonthsof2012,upsixfromthesametimeframein2011.OhioStateHighwayPatrolPublicAffairsUnitSpokespersonBradleyShawreportedtherehavebeen12motorcycle-involvedfatalcrashesresultingin12deathsreportedsofarin2013.NoneofthereportedfatalitiesoccurredinAllen,VanWertorPutnamcounties.Oftheseaccidents,onlyfourcyclistswerewearinghelmets,fourofthecyclistswereimpairedandspeedwasafactorinsixofthecrashes.Factorscontributingtotheriseinmotorcyclistfatalitiesin2012includewarmertemperatures,theeconomyandgasprices.Record-hightemperaturesinthespringextendedtheridingseasonandcontributedtotheincreaseoffatalitiesinthefirstsixmonths.Economicimprovementsallowedmorepeopletopurchaseandridemotorcycles.Additionally,highergaspricesspurredmorepeopletochoosemotorcyclesastheirmodeoftransportation.Anothercontributingfactorfortheriseinriderfatalitiesisthedecreaseinstateswithuniversalhelmetlaws.Currently,only19statesrequireallriderstowearhelmets,whichisdownfrom26in1997.
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FORTJENNINGSFortJenningsHighSchoolprincipalandschoolboardmemberswillhandout35diplomasduringtheschool’scommencementceremoniesat8p.m.Fridayinthehighschoolgymnasium.Speakersinclude:ValedictorianKaitlinStechschulte;SalutatorianSaraMillerandhonorstu-dentsRachelKrietemeyerandAlexVonLehmden.Stechschulteisthedaugh-terofBruceandBrendaStechschulte.Sheisamem-beroftheNationalHonorSociety,TEAMS,MathClubandStudentCouncil.Shewasinvolvedinband,seniorclassplay,schoolmusicalandBigBrothers/BigSistersprogram.Sheparticipatedinsoccer,cheerleading,trackandCYOvolleyball.KaitlinwasonHonorRollIandwasselectedforSeniorintheSpotlight.SheisaEucharisticMinister,MassserverandlectoratSt.JosephCatholicChurchandisinvolvedwithyouthministry.SheplanstoattendTheOhioStateUniversityandmajorinchemicalengineer-ing.MilleristhedaughterofPatandKathyWillandDanandLeslieMiller.ShewasamemberoftheNationalHonorSocietyandwasseniorclasspresident.Shewasinvolvedinyearbook,schoolmusicalandseniorclassplay.ShewasonHonorRollIandparticipatedinmarch-ingandconcertband.ShewasamemberoftheFortJennings4-HShowmenClubandCarteensandparticipatedinthePutnamCountyYouthAdvisoryBoardandwasaleadershipteammember.MillerplanstoattendtheUniversityofSaintFrancis,majoringinnursing.KrietemeyeristhedaughterofDanandKarenKrietemeyer.Shewasamem-beroftheNationalHonorSocietyandFCCLAandwasactiveinTSATEAMS,JETSandwasaBigBrother/BigSistermentor.ShewasonHonorRollIandwasinvolvedinband,seniorclassplay,schoolmusicalandCYOvolleyball.SheisaMassserveratSt.JosephChurch,churchfestivalvol-unteerandsummervolunteeratStRita’sMedicalCenter.KrietemeyerplanstoattendtheUniversityofCincinnati,majoringinnurs-ing.VonLehmdenisthesonofBrettandCherylVonLehmden.Hewasamem-beroftheNationalHonorSociety.Hewasinvolvedintheseniorclassplay,schoolmusicalandband.HewasonHonorRollIandwasselect-edforSeniorintheSpotlight.VonLehmdenplanstoattendTheOhioStateUniversity.
Photo courtesy of Metrocreative.comSee SHARE, page 3StechschulteMillerKrietemeyerVon LehmdenSee GRADs, page 3
 
 
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,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
Pamela Eloise ‘Pam’(Patton) Meyer
Jan. 2, 1947-May 14, 2013
Pamela Eloise “Pam”(Patton) Meyer, 66, passedaway Tuesday in Fort Worth,Texas.She was born Jan. 2, 1947,in Lima.Survivors include hermother, Patricia “Pat” Patton;her husband, Jim; children,Kimberly (Steve) Page, Jason(Michelle) Meyer, Heather(Shane Randell) Meyer andAmanda Meyer; and grand-children, Landon Page,Mitchell Page, Avery Meyerand Rylee Meyer. She is alsosurvived by Candice (Patton)Shaffer, Mike Patton, PatrickPatton, Jay Patton, NorlynLabrano and Lonnie GreweMiller.She was preceded in deathby her grandfather, OscarHeyser; her father, Ronald“Bud” Patton; and MadonnaHeyser, Orvin Heyser, Robertand Lola Heyser, Elvin andJuanita Patton and Clarabelleand Norbert Grewe.Mrs. Meyer gradu-ated from St. John’s HighSchool in Delphos in 1965and from Nazareth Collegein Kalamazoo, Mich., in1970. She was a dedicatedand devoted teacher, earn-ing Teacher of the Year inAlbuquerque, N.M., in 2007.She enjoyed the outdoors, hotair ballooning with friendsand spending time with herbeloved dog, Cheyenne.Funeral services willbegin at 11 a.m. Friday at St.Elizabeth Ann Seton CatholicChurch, 2016 Willis Lane,Keller, Texas. Friends maycall from 6 to 8 p.m. todayat Lucas Funeral Home, 137E. Hill St., Keller, with theRosary being recited at 7 p.m.
The Associated Press
Today is Thursday, May 16, the 136th dayof 2013. There are 229 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On May 16, 1943, the nearly month-longWarsaw Ghetto Uprising came to an endas German forces crushed the Jewish resis-tance and blew up the Great Synagogue. Anestimated 7,000 Jews were killed during theuprising, while about 7,000 others were sum-marily executed. The remaining Jews, morethan 40,000 of them, were deported to con-centration camps.
On this date:
In 1763, the English lexicographer, authorand wit Samuel Johnson first met his futurebiographer, James Boswell.In 1770, Marie Antoinette, age 14, marriedthe future King Louis XVI of France, whowas 15.In 1868, the U.S. Senate failed by onevote to convict President Andrew Johnsonas it took its first ballot on the 11 articles of impeachment against him.In 1920, Joan of Arc was canonized byPope Benedict XV.In 1939, the government began its firstfood stamp program in Rochester, N.Y.In 1948, CBS News correspondent GeorgePolk, who’d been covering the Greek civilwar between communist and nationalist forc-es, was found slain in Salonika Harbor.In 1961, Park Chung-hee seized power inSouth Korea in a military coup.In 1988, the Supreme Court, in Californiav. Greenwood, ruled that police can searchdiscarded garbage without a search warrant.Surgeon General C. Everett Koop releaseda report declaring nicotine was addictive inways similar to heroin and cocaine.
Ten years ago:
President George W. Bushlaunched his re-election campaign. The Senatecommitted $15 billion to fight global AIDS.
Five years ago:
President George W. Bushvisited Saudi Arabia, where he failed to winhelp from Saudi leaders to relieve skyrocket-ing American gas prices. Osama bin Ladensaid in an audio statement that al-Qaida wouldcontinue its holy war against Israel and itsallies until the liberation of Palestine. RobertMondavi, the patriarch of California winecountry, died in Yountville at age 94.
One year ago:
Mary Richardson Kennedy,64, the estranged wife of Robert Kennedy Jr.whose death sent America’s great politicalfamily into grief again, died in Bedford, N.Y.,a suicide.
Today’s Birthdays:
Actor George Gaynesis 96. Jazz musician Billy Cobham is 69. ActorBill Smitrovich is 66. Actor Pierce Brosnan is60. Actress Debra Winger is 58. Olympic goldmedal gymnast Olga Korbut is 58. ActressMare Winningham is 54. Rock musicianBoyd Tinsley (The Dave Matthews Band) is49. Rock musician Krist Novoselic (noh-voh-SEL’-ik) is 48. Singer Janet Jackson is 47.Country singer Scott Reeves (Blue County)is 47. Actor David Boreanaz is 44. Politicalcorrespondent Tucker Carlson is 44. ActressTracey Gold is 44. Tennis player GabrielaSabatini is 43. Country singer Rick Trevino is42. Musician Simon Katz is 42. EntrepreneurBill Rancic (TV: “The Apprentice”) is 42.Actress Tori Spelling is 40. Actress LynnCollins is 36. Actress Melanie Lynskey is 36.Actress Megan Fox is 27. Actor Jacob Zacharis 27. Actor Marc John Jefferies is 23. ActorMiles Heizer is 19.
Aug. 13, 1934-May 15, 2013
Leona L. Holloway, 78,of Lima, died at 12:28 a.m.on Wednesday at ShawneeManor.She was born Aug. 13,1934, in Delphos to ClydeE. and Elsie I. (Miller) Clark,who preceded her in death.On April 25, 1957, shemarried Laymon G. “Junior”Holloway, who died March30, 2012.Survivors include ason, Charles David (Kim)Holloway of Lima; a daugh-ter, Debra Sue (Steve) Cleavesof Fort Jennings; four grand-children, Bret S. Holloway,Shane M. Holloway, MorganHolloway and NicholasHoffman; a brother, Dallas(Nelly) Clark of Vieques,Puerto Rico; two sisters, SallySelvaggio of Lima and Carol(Timothy) Keane of FortWayne; and one niece andfour nephews.She was also preceded indeath by two nephews.Mrs. Holloway was agraduate of Continental HighSchool. She was a memberof the the Fraternal Orderof Eagles Aerie 370 and theVeterans of Foreign Wars Post1275, Ladies Auxiliary. Sheand her husband had winteredin McIntosh, Fla., for 18 years,where she was a member of theOrange Lake Baptist Churchand First Baptist Church of Citra. She loved being inMcIntosh, which is a quaintlittle Victorian town, whereshe loved to socialize and taketrips to the flea markets. Herhobbies included cooking andtending to her garden, takingspecial care of her roses. Shewill be remembered for herlove of reading, shopping andspending time with her familyand friends. She was fiercelydevoted to her children andgrandchildren.Funeral services willbegin at 1 p.m. Friday atShawnee Chapel, Chiles-Lehman Funeral & CremationServices, the Rev. Rob Whiteofficiating. Burial will be inMemorial Park Mausoleum,Lima.Friends may call from2-7 p.m. today at the funeralhome.Preferred memorials are tothe American Cancer Society.
Leona L. Holloway
One Year Ago
Retirees were hon-ored at Tuesday’s meet-ing of the Elida Board of Education. Participating inthe ceremony were KathyMay, Marsha Johnson,Carol Gibson, Janice Flick,David Wollenhaupt, BruceSommers, Constance Cramer,Board President DennisFricke and SuperintendentDon Diglia.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Stacey Becker, 7, got anassist from her father, JoeBecker, as they tried to gettheir small kite airborne at theannual Delphos Jaycees kitefly Sunday at Stadium Park.Stacey was winner of thesmallest kite category. Otherwinners were Josh Wade,funniest, Aaron Becker, big-gest, Stacey Heindel, high-est, and Tony Heindel, mostoriginal.Renovation of the his-toric Deep Cut rest area onState Route 66, south of Spencerville is scheduledto begin next week. TheNational Park Service desig-nated the Deep Cut RoadsidePark, a Registered NationalHistoric Landmark in 1966.Deep Cut, an area 6,600 feetlong and up to 52 feet deep,is the deepest excavation of the canal, which originallyextended from Toledo toCincinnati.Seven members of St.John’s baseball team whichfinished second in theMidwest Athletic Conferencewon league honors. PitcherBrian Heitz and outfielderDuane Wieging received all-conference honors. Namedhonorable mention wereMark Moscinski, BruceOdenweller, Scott Noonan,Randy Mueller, and ScottSuever.
50 Years Ago – 1963
Jerry Hilvers, son of Mr.and Mrs. George Hilvers of Ottoville, was awarded thedegree of State Farmer at therecent convention of the OhioFuture Farmers of America,held in Columbus. Jerry wasone of the two percent of members in the state that isselected yearly for this honor.He is a 1961 graduate of Ottoville High School and isnow engaged in farming withhis father.The program at the Rotaryluncheon meeting Wednesdaywas presented by Ned Fry,who is a great student of theCivil War period. In his pre-sentation Fry played a numberof records all from the stand-point of the Confederacy.Before the meeting PresidentPaul Harter, Jr. presented acheck of $100 to the DelphosChamber of Commerce forexpenses on the DelphosClean-up, Fix-up campaign.Landeck Catholic Ladiesof Columbia met Tuesdayevening in the church meet-ing room with 47 memberspresent. Plans were made tohold a white elephant sale atthe next meeting. The com-mittee for the June 11 meet-ing includes Jane Bonifasand Beatrice Kavermanas co-chairmen, GertrudeKnebel, Lucille Illig, DeloresKill, Viola Clement, ThelmaHoersten, Dorothy Kill,Leona Suever and MildredRayman.
75 Years Ago – 1938
Mary Alice Fethers,Jefferson student, will com-pete in the alto clarinet com-petition in the Region Three,National solo and ensemblecontest, to be held May 19at Elkhart, Indiana. It is thesecond straight year that shehas been selected as Ohio’srepresentative to the nationalcontest in the alto clarinetdivision.One of the most delight-ful social affairs held atJefferson School this year,was the Rainbow Promgiven Saturday night for themembers of the senior class.The prom was given by themembers of the junior class.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY:
Partly cloudy in the morning then becomingmostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Light and variable windsbecoming northwest up to 5 mph in the afternoon.
TONIGHT:
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Northwinds around 5 mph shifting to the northeast after midnight.
FRIDAY:
Partly cloudy in the morning then becomingmostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunder-storms. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT:
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chanceof showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Eastwinds 5 to 10 mph.
EXTENDED FORECASTSATURDAY:
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY:
Partly cloudy witha 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows inthe lower 60s. Highs around 80.
MONDAY:
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.
MONDAY NIGHT:
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percentchance of showers and thunderstorms. Low in the mid 60s.
TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy with 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.
TUESDAY NIGHT:
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percentchance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 60.
WEDNESDAY:
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 70s.
OJ Simpson testifies inbid for new Vegas trial
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — His leg shackles rattling as he shuf-fled to and from the witness stand, O.J. Simpson made his owncase Wednesday for a new trial on armed robbery charges withtestimony that he relied on the advice of his trusted attorneywhen he tried to reclaim mementos from his football glorydays.“It was my stuff. I followed what I thought was the law,”the 65-year-old former NFL star and actor said. “My lawyertold me I couldn’t break into a guy’s room. I didn’t break intoanybody’s room. I didn’t try to muscle the guys. The guys hadmy stuff, even though they claimed they didn’t steal it.”Simpson said he took the advice of his longtime formerlawyer, Yale Galanter, and didn’t testify in his Las Vegas trial atwhich he was convicted in 2008 of armed robbery, kidnappingand other charges and sentenced to nine to 33 years in prison.
Harrison, Gloverface off on ‘Idol’
LOS ANGELES (AP)— Randy Jackson isn’t surewhich budding diva will takethe crown on “AmericanIdol.”The veteran judge of the Fox talent competitiondeclared Wednesday’s finalperformance round at theNokia Theatre a dead heatafter finalists Kree Harrisonand Candice Glover each per-formed three songs.“Dude, this is so close,”beamed Jackson, whoannounced last week that he’sleaving the panel after his12th season. “Everybody govote!”At the beginning of thenight, Jackson declaredGlover, the 23-year-old vocalpowerhouse from St. HelenaIsland, S.C., the winner of thefirst round.
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Marilyn A.,82, funeral services willbegin at 11 a.m. Friday atGomer United Church of Christ, Gomer, Pastor GaryGinter officiating. Burialwill be in Cairo EastsideCemetery, Cairo. Friendsmay call from 2-8 p.m. todayat Hartman Sons FuneralHome, Columbus Grove.Preferred memorials are tothe Gomer United Church of Christ Memorial Fund or thechurch’s organ fund.Corn $6.81Wheat $6.59Soybeans $14.91CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Wednesday:
Classic Lotto
09-10-13-15-26-34,Kicker: 1-5-6-1-3-2Estimated jackpot: $35.39million
Mega Millions
Estimated jackpot: $190million
Pick 3 Evening
5-2-7
Pick 3 Midday
2-5-2
Pick 4 Evening
5-0-2-8
Pick 4 Midday
2-8-5-2
Pick 5 Evening
8-5-2-9-7
Pick 5 Midday
5-2-5-0-6
Powerball
02-11-26-34-41,Powerball: 32
Rolling Cash 5
17-18-21-29-31Estimated jackpot:$485,000
Answers to Monday’s questions:
A wallaby is pictured on bottles of Yellow Tail wine. Ayellow-footed rock wallaby, to be exact. The wallaby is amarsupial native to Australia that is smaller than its cous-in, the kangaroo. Yellow Tail wine is made in Australia.Tennis great Billie Jean King, in 1972, was the firstwoman to be named Sportsperson of the Year by
Sports Illustrated 
magazine. It was the year after she became thefirst woman athlete to earn more than $100,000 in oneseason.
Today’s questions:
How many animals were sentenced to death in 1692 atthe infamous Salem witch trials?
 
What popular appetizer bears a common Mexicanname?
Answers in Thursday’s Herald.
 
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Dear EarthTalk: Now that hot weatheris coming, I want to upgrade my home’sA/C. Which are the most energy-savingmodels and should I go central air or win-dow units?— Jackie Smith, Cary, NC
According to the American Council for anEnergy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), energyconsumption for home air conditioning unitsaccounts for more than eight percent of all theelectricity produced in the U.S., at a cost tohomeowners of $15 billion annually. Besidesthe cost, all this cooling leads to annual emis-sions of about 195 million tons of CO2—ortwo tons per year for each American homewith A/C.Of course, foregoing A/C entirely is themost energy- and cost-efficient way to go,but some of us need a little cooling for com-fort, especially in warmer climates. If A/Cis a must, buying the most efficient modelis the way to save money and pollute less.Fortunately, a new generation of much moreefficient room and central A/C units meansthat upgrading will likely pay for itself inenergy savings within just a few years.The main factors to consider in choosing anew model are cooling capacity (measured inBritish Thermal Units, or BTUs) and Energy-Efficiency Ratio, or EER. To determine thecorrect BTU rating for a given space, multiplythe square footage by 10 and then add 4,000.Meanwhile, a given unit’s EER is the ratio of cooling output divided by power consump-tion—the higher the EER, the more efficientthe air conditioner.According to the U.S. Department of Energy, national appliance standards requireroom air conditioners to have an EER of 8.0to 9.8 or more, depending on type and capac-ity. Units with an EER rating of 10 or abovetypically qualify for the federal government’sENERGY STAR label, which appears onespecially energy-efficient appliances. Checkout the ENERGY STAR website for lists of qualifying A/C models.The Association of Home ApplianceManufacturers (AHAM) says that the averageEER of room A/C units rose 47 percent from1972 to 1991. To wit, replacing an older roomunit with an EER of five with a new modelwith an EER of 10) would result in a 50 per-cent energy cost savings associated with A/C.As to whether room units or central A/Cmakes more sense, it depends. Room units,which only cost a few hundred dollars each,will suffice for renters or those who onlyneed to keep one or two rooms cool at a time.Meanwhile, central A/C is more efficientoverall at keeping a whole house cool, andwill also do a better job at reducing householdhumidity than even several individual roomunits—and will save more money faster onelectricity bills. But with a starting price of around $4,000 for the condenser and initialset-up (plus any duct work needed to distrib-ute cool air around a home), central A/C isn’tfor everyone.ACEEE points out that there are waysto keep indoor space cooler without A/C:improving insulation, sealing air gaps, gettingrid of old appliances and light bulbs that giveoff lots of heat, running fans, using coolercolors on exterior roofing and paint, and otherstrategies. Those in particularly arid climatesmight also consider installing a swamp cooler(which cools outside air by running it overcold water) as a cheaper alternative to A/C.By following these suggestions and upgradingconscientiously, we can all stay a little morecomfortable in our warming world withoutexacerbating the problem too much.
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From an energy-efficiency standpoint, room A/C units are best for keeping one or tworooms cool at a time, while central air is more efficient overall at keeping a whole housecool. (Comstock/Hemera Collection photo)
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The Marion TownshipTrustees held their regularmeeting on Monday at theMarion Township Officewith the following memberspresent: Joseph Youngpeter,Howard Violet and JerryGilden.The purpose of the meet-ing was to pay bills and con-duct ongoing business. Theminutes of the previous meet-ing were read and approvedas read. The trustees thenreviewed the bills and gaveapproval for 14 checks total-ing $97,376.70.Road Foreman Elweradvised the trustees that a por-tion of Peltier Road north of Elida Road should be wedgeand should be able to be doneon the Road Program underthe various monies. The trust-ees agreed to go ahead andget it done.A tile on Peltier Roadsouth of the railroad in theTownship right away needsreplaced (roughly 154’).Elwer also recommendedreplacing the one catch basinHe estimated the cost wouldbe around $1,000 for materi-als. The Trustee told him toproceed with the project.Fiscal Officer Kimmetgave the Trustees the BankReconciliation and FundStatus reports for April 30 fortheir review and signature.He had paper work theneeded signed for the CDpurchased for the Bellis Fund.A resolution was made toappropriate monies to refundestate tax monies to theAllen County Auditor whichis in the resolution section78 and will be part of theseminutes.A Blank Certificate wasalso needed for this refundand needed signed by thetrustees.He advised the trustees thenext meeting falls on MemorialDay. They decided to have themeeting on May 28. A noticeof the meeting change will beput in the paper.Trustee Gilden stated thehe gave Fred Calvelage thenecessary paper he neededfor the Moving Ohio ForwardGrant.There being no furtherbusiness a motion to adjournby Trustee Violet was sec-onded by Trustee Gilden andpassed unanimously.
Cleveland policerecount rescue of missing women
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CLEVELAND (AP) —About a dozen Clevelandpolice officers who respondedto 911 calls leading to threelong-missing women havebeen applauded by rank-and-file members at a union hallevent.Four officers at theWednesday event recount-ed the emotionally chargedmoments of finding thewomen at a home and real-izing one who escaped andcalled 911 was Amanda Berry,who disappeared a decadeearlier.Officer Michael Tracy saidhe was shocked and excitedwhen he realized it wasn’t ahoax.Officer Michael Simonsaid the house was dark andsilent as authorities enteredMay 6. He wouldn’t discussdetails because he might becalled as a witness at trial.
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Use of helmets has prov-en to be 37 percent effec-tive at preventing fatal inju-ries to the operators and41 percent effective forpassengers. The NationalHighway Traffic SafetyAdministration (NHTSA)estimates that 706 of themotorcyclists who died incrashes in 2010 would havelived if they had worn hel-mets.National Safety CouncilCommunications DirectorKathy Lane said thatmotorcyclists should followthe rules of the roadwayand wear protective gear,including a Department of Transportation complianthelmet. Riders should avoidriding in poor weather con-ditions, position the motor-cycle in the lane out of amotorist’s blind spot anduse turn signals for everyturn or lane change.Other factors play a sub-stantial role in crash fatali-ties. In 2010, 29 percentof fatally-injured cyclisthad a blood alcohol con-centration at or above thelegal limit of .08 percent,35 percent were speedingand 22 percent did not havea valid motorcycle license.The motorcycle license testprompts many riders tocomplete a training course.Lane said there are someimportant tips for motoriststo follow, including allow-ing a greater following dis-tance behind a motorcycleand giving the rider the fulllane width – never try toshare a lane.“Be extra cautiousin intersections,” Lanedetailed. “Most crashesoccur when a motoristfails to see a motorcyclistand turns left in front of amotorcycle.”In addition, motoristscan become more cognizantof motorcyclists by exer-cising additional preventa-tive measures. Don’t relyon perception; estimate thata motorcycle is closer thanit looks. Remember turnsignals on a motorcycleare not always automati-cally self-canceling; driversmust determine whether amotorcycle’s turn signal isfor real. Note that a motor-cyclist will adjust positionwithin a lane to be seenmore readily, avoid roaddebris and deal with pass-ing vehicles and wind.Also, operators decreasespeed by downshifting orrolling off the throttle,which does not activate abrake light, so leave plentyof room and do not tailgatemotorcyclists.
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Superintendent/Elementary Principal Scott Mangas updatedthe board on the final days of the year. His students will havefield days on Monday and Tuesday and school will dismissedfor the year for all grades at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.In other business, the board:• Accepted the following donations and miscellaneous pay-ments to Ottoville Local Schools: $1,028.50 General MillsBox Tops for Education; $464.98 Putnam County EducationService Center Wellness Stipend; and $993.15 from the ChaseBank Ultimate Rewards Program;• Congratulated Warren Bowery, Cory Boecker and the castand crew of “Peter Panic” for their excellent performance onApril 19 and 20:• Moved James Brown to the Masters plus-15 level of edu-cation. Brown will be placed on this salary scale at the begin-ning of the 2013- 14 school year;• Approved Logan Kortokrax, Zach Weber, Jacob Turnwald,Brandon Kimmet and Brandt Landin as student workers on anas-needed basis for summer 2013. They will operate mowersas well as other school equipment and paid the state minimumwage; and• Approved the Memorandum of Understanding for DualCredit – Post Secondary Enrollment Option Instructionbetween James A. Rhodes State College and Ottoville HighSchool.The next meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. June 19 in theboard room in the elementary wing.
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The class song is “You’reGonna Miss This” by TraceAdkins; the class colors areCalifornia blue and charcoalgrey; the class flower is thewhite rose; and the class mottois: “We came as strangers, butwe leave as life-long friends.”The Fort Jennings HighSchool class of 2013 includes:Emily Rose Baldauf, MaraFrances Brown, Lori SueBruskotter, Dylan AndrewEldridge, Allen JosephFischbach, Kiersten R. Freund,Amber Maria Gerdeman,Gabrielle Lee German,Reanne F. Higginbotham,Rachel Ann Horstman,Brittany Nicole Inkrott, MarkA. Inkrott, Adam D. Kleman,Brandon Kent Kohli, RachelLynn Krietemeyer, AlexanderDonald Maag, Elaina NicoleMaag, Kristen Rose Maag,Marissa Marie Mesker,Sara Katherine Miller,Tyler Julius Neidert, ChadAnthony Recker, MorganElizabeth Ricker, CatherineAnn Schnipke, Macy JadeSchroeder, Colin Sickels,Andrew Thomas Stechschulte,Gina Marie Stechschulte,Kaitlin Marie Stechschulte,Alex Jay Von Lehmden, JennaNicole Von Sossan, IsabelHoejer Wang, Kurt ThomasWarnecke, Martina MarieWeems and Jacob Young.
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