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KALIDA — Kalida HighSchool will hold gradua-tion for 51 seniors at 2 p.m.Sunday in the high schoolgymnasium.Commencement speakersinclude Class President andCo-Valedictorian KaylynnVerhoff, SalutatorianCasey Unverferth andCo-Valedictorians AndreaBellmann, Amy Smith,Richard Langhals, EricWarnecke and Carrie Gerding.Verhoff is the daughter of Ted and Cheryl Verhoff. Shewas active in soccer, soft-ball, National Honor Society,Academic Club, Cats WhoCare, Foreign Language Club,basketball and Robotics Cluband was an office aide.She plans to attend TheOhio State University, major-ing in mechanical engineer-ing.Unverferth is the daugh-ter of Dave and BeckyUnverferth. She was activein cheerleading, marchingband, National Honor Society,Student Council and CatsWho Care and was a tutor.She plans to attend BowlingGreen State University, major-ing in secondary language artseducation.Bellmann is the daughterof Ken Bellmann and MarciaVennekotter. She was active inNational Honor Society, CatsWho Care, volleyball, cheer-leading, softball, marchingband and school musical andwas an elementary classroomaide.She plans to attend theUniversity of Findlay to earna master’s in occupationaltherapy.Partly cloudytoday with a 30percent chanceof showers andthunderstormin the after-noon. Highs in the upper 80s.Partly cloudy tonight with a40 percent chance of showersand thunderstorms. Lows inthe upper 60s. See page 2A.
Monday, May 20, 2013
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Ottoville hands out 49 diplomas
Ottoville High School graduated 49 seniors Sunday afternoon during the district’s 103rd commencement ceremonies. The Class of 2013received over $813,000 in scholarships. Above left: Senior Abby Siefker hugs friend Audrey Rieger after graduating. Above right: Seniors prepareto move their tassels after officially graduating. (Delphos Herald/Stacy Taff)
Campground tohost ‘31’ bingo
Huggy Bear Campgroundwill host a Thirty-One PurseBingo at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.Doors open at 12:30 p.m.Bingo is $20 for 20games with two cards.Extra cards are $1 each.A raffle (need notbe present to win) andcash-and-carry itemswill also be available.Proceeds benefit St.Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Millions of U.S.workers can’tafford healthinsurance
By STEPHANIE GROVESStaff writersgroves@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — A huge number of Americans are aban-doning much-needed medical care because they can’tafford it.According to the Commonwealth Fund’s BiennialHealth Insurance Survey, an estimated 80 million people,close to 43 percent of America’s working-age adults, didnot go to the doctor or access other medical services in2012 due to cost. That figure is up from 75 million peopletwo years ago and 63 million in 2003.Eighty-four million people nearly half of all working-age U.S. adults went without health insurance during partof 2012. Some had out-of-pocket costs that were so highrelative to their income they were considered underinsured.Principal/Broker for Fortman Insurance Service, Inc.,Jonathan M. Fortman said insurance rates have been goingup and it’s a big issue. He agrees that something needs tobe done to stabilize insurance rates.“Many people have been purchasing limited medicalcoverage through indemnity plans because of the afford-ability,” Fortman said.Last year, three in 10 adults said they did not visit adoctor or clinic when they had a medical problem, whilemore than a quarter did not fill a prescription or skippedrecommended tests, treatment or follow-up visits. One infive said they did not get needed specialist care.
Kalida High School to hold commencement for 51 Sunday
Grave sites receive flags for Armed Forces Day
Members of the VFW and other volunteers visited eight area cemeteries Saturdayto place flags on the graves of those who served in the armed forces for Armed ForcesDay. Above: Donald Gerdeman places a flag at St. John’s Cemetery. (Delphos Herald/ Stacy Taff)Baseball SundayMinor League Scores
Reds 8, Mets 2Tigers 10, Cubs 7Dodgers 9, Indians 7Orioles 5, Pirates 2
Tri-County Little League
Delphos Pirates 6,VFW Cardinals 4
TODAYBaseball:
Lincolnviewat Kalida, 5 p.m.
TUESDAYBaseball:
Liberty-Benton at Kalida, 5 p.m.
SoftballDivision IV DistrictAt Elida:
Parkwayvs. Patrick Henry, 5 p.m.(winner vs. Lincolnview/Continental winner)
Regular Season:
Kalidaat Cory-Rawson, 5 p.m.
WEDNESDAYBaseballDivision IV DistrictsAt Elida:
Miller City vs.Allen East, 2 p.m.; Kalidavs. St. John’s, 5 p.m.
At Coldwater:
 Minster vs. Crestview,4:30 p.m.; Ottoville vs.St. Henry, 6:30 p.m.
SoftballDistrictAt Elida:
Lincolnview vs.Continental, 5 p.m. (winnervs. Parkway/PH winner)
SmithBellmannWarneckeUnverferthGerdingLanghalsVerhoff See KALIDA, page 10ASee INSURANCE, page 10ABasketball camps slatedin Delphos
Both St. John’s andJefferson are taking appli-cations for their respectiveJune basketball camps.Aaron Elwer will havehis camps at St. John’s HSfrom 8:30-11:30 a.m. (boys)and 12:30-3 p.m. (girls) June3-6 for students enteringgrades 2-9. Aps are avail-able in the high school/gradeschool offices and mustbe returned by May 30.Marc Smith will holdhis ninth annual WildcatSummer Youth BoysBasketball Camp at JeffersonMS 3-5 p.m. June 4-6(baseball players can be dis-missed early upon request)for boys in grades 2-6 (asof 2012-13). The cost is$30 (includes camp T-shirt).Registration forms are avail-able at Franklin/Landeckelementaries and JeffersonMS. For more info, contactSmith at (419) 615-7233.
 
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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.
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Vol. 143 No. 238
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general manager,Delphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising managerTiffany 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
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY:
Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers andthunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwinds 10 to 20 mph.
TONIGHT:
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. southwinds 5 to 15 mph.
TUESDAY:
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs inthe mid 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. chance of pre-cipitation 60 percent.
TUESDAY NIGHT:
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percentchance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s.Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
EXTENDED FORECASTWEDNESDAY:
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highsin the upper 70s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT:
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percentchance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s.
KROEGER, 
DorothyM., 100, of Ottawa, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at10 a.m. today at Sts. Peter &Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa,the Rev. Matt Jozefiak offi-ciating. Burial will fol-low in St. John the BaptistCemetery, Landeck. Memorialdonations may be made toPutnam County Hospice orSts. Peter & Paul EducationFoundation. Condolences maybe expressed at: www.lovefu-neralhome.com
CLARK, 
Clayton E., 93,of rural Spencerville, funeralservices will be held at 11a.m. Tuesday in the ThomasE. Bayliff Funeral Home inSpencerville, Pastor SteveSavage officiating. Burial willfollow in the Wright Cemetery,near Converse. Friends maycall 4-8 p.m. today and after10 a.m. on Tuesday at thefuneral home. Memorials maybe made to the Trinity FriendsChurch. Condolences may besent to tbayliff@woh.rr.com.
One Year Ago
Saturday mornings will soon become more active inAmerica’s Friendliest City when a farmer’s market opensdowntown. Organizers plan for the market to also include arange of eclectic goods, depending on those who choose toparticipate. Michael Betz is part of My Town, LLC, and heanticipates the market being an opportunity for area craftsmento develop their small businesses.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Sheri A. (Closson) Dunlavy received a bachelor of artsdegree in psychology at commencement exercises for IndianaUniversity-Purdue University at Fort Wayne. She is the daugh-ter of Charlene A. Closson of Delphos and the late George A.Closson Jr. She and her husband, Drew, reside in Fort Wayne.St. John’s girls placed fourth and the boys fifth at the WayneTrace relays. First-place finishes for the girls came from the400-meter relay team of Chris Hughes, Vicki Kunz, SharonWilhelm and Liz Wrocklage; and the 800 sprint medley teamof Hughes, Wrocklage, Wilhelm and Kunz.Elida Middle school nurse Darlene Alt, works with juniorhigh level children, helping them share positive interests suchas hobbies and poster making which is being done by seventh-grade students, Alexis Long and Heather McClure. “Thesepositive activities give students an alternate to such negativectivities as smoking, drugs and alcohol,” said Alt.
50 Years Ago – 1963
A former Delphos man, Arthur N. Rozelle of Ypsilanti,Mich., was elected and installed Saturday as the MostIllustrious Grand Master of Royal and Select Master Masonsof Michigan. The final meeting of the 105th annual session of the Grand Council of Michigan, held in Kalamazoo, Mich.,Masonic Temple, was attended by three members of DelphosCouncil No. 72, R. & S. M.; J.V. DeWeese, R. B. Rozelle; andH. E. “Pete” Rozelle.Members of the Ladies Bible Class of the EvangelicalUnited Brethren Church held their annual fishing party Fridayat Camp St. Marys. In spite of the rain, the group fished dur-ing the afternoon with first prize going to Sylvia Wagoner forthe largest fish and most in number. Ethel Beech received theconsolation prize for the smallest and least number.Elida Garden Club members met for a dessert luncheonrecently in the home of Mrs. E. J. Nutter, Neely Road. Mrs.Norman Parrott presented an educational exhibit of wild flow-ers native to Ohio, which she had grown in her wildflowergarden. Mrs. Roland Swank used the topic, “Portable Color foryour Garden” as the study program of the afternoon.
75 Years Ago – 1938
Through the courtesy of the Delphos city officials, 45 pupilsof the seventh and eighth grades of St. John’s portable buildingreceived their information on civic government first-hand. OnWednesday, they called on the mayor, David L. Baringer, whotogether with Chief of Police Glenn Ditto, escorted the pupilsthrough the city building. The pupils were shown the jail, fin-gerprinting equipment, council rooms, the WPA sewing centerand the workings of the fire department.Hortense Metcalfe was elected to serve as president of theBeta Delphian chapter at a dinner meeting of the organiza-tion held Wednesday night. Mrs. E. O. Steinle was chosen asvice president of the chapter, and Mrs. J. Russell Critchett assecretary-treasurer. The members of the Seminar Board areHelen Stallkamp and Lillian Kollsmith.All roads will lead to Lima on May 21 when the bigShawnee Council Boy Scout Circuit is staged in the municipalstadium there. More than 1,000 Scouts will converge on thecity for the greatest demonstration of Scouting activity thissection has ever witnessed. Delphos Scouts will take part in theCamping Event and the Games Event.
2 men arrested in killing over iPad 
Associated Press
Two men have been arrest-ed in the killing of a teen-age boy over an iPad in LasVegas, police said Sunday.Jacob Dismont, 18, andMichael Solid, 21, werebooked Saturday into theClark County jail on chargesof open murder, robbery andconspiracy to commit rob-bery.According to investiga-tors, Marcos Arenas, 15, waswalking down a street withthe iPad on Thursday when apassenger got out of a vehicleand tried to steal the devicefrom him.Dismont is accused of try-ing to wrest the tablet awayand dragging Arenas towardthe SUV when the youthwouldn’t let go of the device.After Dismont re-entered thevehicle and Solid sped away,the teen was dragged untilhe fell. The vehicle ran overArenas and he died at a hos-pital.“I think both the publicand police department sharethe same sentiment that thiswas a senseless act of vio-lence,” police spokesman BillCassell told The AssociatedPress.The suspects succeeded inmaking off with the device,officers said.Ivan Arenas said he boughtthe iPad for his son less thantwo months ago. The fam-ily has never had a lot, thefather said, and his son valuedeverything he had.“For him to lose his lifeover an iPad, it’s just notfair,” he told the Las VegasReview-Journal. “Never inmy life would I imagine thatme buying my kid an iPadfor his birthday would end upwith him getting run over.”Similar thefts of iPads,IPhones and other Appledevices have become sowidespread nationwide thatthe crime has earned thenickname, “Apple picking,”Cassell said.“This is a nationwide phe-nomenon where thieves aretargeting individuals who arecarrying them,” he said.Police urge victims of suchcrimes to always let go of thedevices.
By The Associated Press
Today is Monday, May20, the 140th day of 2013.There are 225 days left inthe year.
Today’s Highlight inHistory:
On May 20, 1927, CharlesLindbergh took off fromRoosevelt Field in LongIsland, N.Y., aboard theSpirit of St. Louis on hishistoric solo flight to France.
On this date:
In 1712, the original ver-sion of Alexander Pope’ssatirical mock-heroic poem“The Rape of the Lock” waspublished anonymously inLintot’s Miscellany.In 1862, PresidentAbraham Lincoln signed theHomestead Act, which wasintended to encourage settle-ments west of the MississippiRiver by making federal landavailable for farming.In 1902, the United Statesended a three-year militarypresence in Cuba as theRepublic of Cuba was estab-lished under its first electedpresident, Tomas EstradaPalma.In 1932, Amelia Earharttook off from Newfoundlandto become the first woman tofly solo across the Atlantic.(Because of weather andequipment problems, Earhartset down in Northern Irelandinstead of her intended desti-nation, France.)In 1959, nearly 5,000Japanese-Americans hadtheir U.S. citizenshiprestored after renouncing itduring World War II.In 1961, a white mobattacked a busload of FreedomRiders in Montgomery, Ala.,prompting the federal gov-ernment to send in U.S. mar-shals to restore order.In 1969, U.S. and SouthVietnamese forces capturedAp Bia Mountain, referred toas “Hamburger Hill” by theAmericans, following one of the bloodiest battles of theVietnam War.In 1988, Laurie Dann,30, walked into a Winnetka,Ill., elementary school class-room, where she shot todeath 8-year-old NicholasCorwin and wounded severalother children. After wound-ing a young man at his home,Dann took her own life.In 1993, an estimated 93million people tuned in forthe final first-run episode of the sitcom “Cheers” on NBC.
Ten years ago:
The Bushadministration, concernedthat a wave of attacks over-seas could spread to theUnited States, raised the ter-rorism alert level to orange.The United States bannedall beef imports from Canadaafter a lone case of mad cowdisease was discovered inthe heart of Canada’s cattlecountry.
Five years ago:
Sen.Edward Kennedy was diag-nosed with a cancerous braintumor; some experts gave theMassachusetts Democrat lessthan a year to live. (Kennedydied in August 2009.)Hillary Rodham Clintondefeated Barack Obama inthe Kentucky Democraticprimary, while Obama wonin Oregon.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Sunday:
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CLEVELAND (AP)— Ohioans would onlybe required to display onelicense plate on their vehiclesinstead of two if a bill pro-posed by two state legislatorsis approved.State Reps. Terry Johnson,of McDermott, and StephenSlesnick, of Canton, sayrequiring one license plate onthe rear bumper could savethe state more than $1 millionannually, The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reported.They said the bill alsowould save money for carowners with vehicles not builtto have front plates. Theynow pay additional costs tohave brackets put on cars tohold front plates.But opponents of the bill,including some law enforce-ment officials, say removingthe requirement for the frontplate would take away a toolthey use to deter crime.Several law enforcementofficials who testified thispast week before the HouseTransportation, Public Safetyand Homeland SecurityCommittee said front platesmake it easier for citizensto report people involvedin crimes. They also allowpolice to locate vehicles incrime or traffic investigationsand help to identify motor-ists, the bill’s opponents said.But Slesnick said the dualplates have nothing to dowith deterring crime.“What is going on instates that don’t require frontlicense plates?” he asked.The five states that sur-round Ohio — Pennsylvania,Kentucky, West Virginia,Indiana and Michigan — onlyrequire one license plate.Rep. Bill Patmon, of Cleveland, said requiringonly one plate doesn’t seemto have impaired enforcementof the law in those states.“If that were the case, wewould put license plates onthe sides of cars, not just thefront and the back,” Patmonsaid.But Cleveland PoliceChief Michael McGrathwants to keep the current law.He says having two plateshelps police and witnessesidentify vehicles involved incrimes and “definitely givesus an edge in identifyingvehicles in the city.”The State Highway Patrolalso supports dual plates, say-ing they help law enforce-ment at emergency scenesand in investigating hit-skipaccidents or thefts at gaspumps.“The value the additionalidentifier on the front of thevehicle can be a valuable toolfor law enforcement whena crime occurs,” said patrolspokeswoman Lt. AnneRalston.Patmon said droppingthe front-plate requirementalso would deter selectiveenforcement by police target-ing cars solely because thefront plate is missing.Studies by ClevelandState University have shownthat racial profiling is a prob-lem in parts of CuyahogaCounty, the newspaperreported. Ronnie Dunn, anurban studies professor atCleveland State Universitywho has authored studieson police racial profilingin Cuyahoga County, saidchanging the law could helplower the number of unnec-essary traffic stops by policethat he says target minori-ties.“Any change in the lawcould affect those groupsand population that is tra-ditionally, disproportionatelyaffected and subjected toinvoluntary stops by police,”Dunn said.
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