2 – The Herald Saturday, June 15, 2013
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Vol. 144 No. 2
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple, advertisingmanagerLori Silette,
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 cloudyin the morning. Then most-ly cloudy with a 50 percentchance of showers and thun-derstorms in the afternoon.Highs in the lower 80s.Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Showers andthunderstorms likely. Lows inthe mid 60s. Southwest winds5 to 10 mph. Chance of pre-cipitation 70 percent.
Mostly cloudywith a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.Highs in the lower 80s. Westwinds 10 to 15 mph.
Partlycloudy with a 20 percentchance of showers and thun-derstorms. Lows in the mid60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10mph.
Partly cloudywith a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.Highs in the lower 80s.
Partlycloudy with a 40 percentchance of showers and thun-derstorms. Lows in the lower60s.
Dec. 31, 1929-June 11, 2013
Rosemary T. Pohlman,83, of Delphos, died Tuesdayat her residence.She was born Dec. 31,1929, in Delphos to Jacoband Veronica (Ricker)Burgei, who preceded herin death.On Oct. 6, 1951, she mar-ried Arthur A. Pohlman, whodied on Dec. 23, 1959.Survivors include a son,Dennis L. (Rita) Pohlmanof Lima; four sisters, AlmaMinning and Ruth Pohlman,of Delphos, Irene Millerof Ottoville and NormaVonderembse of Delphos;a brother, Orville (Ethel)Burgei of Delphos; fourgrandchildren, Lindsay(Andy) Snider, Gwyne(Edwin) Sorenson, Jessica(Joe) Hoersten and AnthonyPohlman; and one great-grandchild, Dylan Snider;and a daughter-in-law,Donna Pohlman.She was also precededin death by a son, Karl J.Pohlman; a sister, GertrudeRode; and two brothers, JohnBurgei and Tom Burgei.Mrs. Pohlman was a seam-stress at Drapery Stitch for30 years. She was a memberof St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church and volun-teered at the nursing homeand Thrift Shop for manyyears. She loved flowers,working in the garden andsewing for her family andfriends. She also enjoyed busday trips with her friends andsisters.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 10 a.m. todayat St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church, the Rev.Chris Bohnsack officiating.Burial will be in the churchcemetery.To leave condolences forthe family, visit harterand-schier.com.
Mary J., 84,of Delphos, Mass of ChristianBurial will begin at 11 a.m.on Monday at St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church.Burial will be in ResurrectionCemetery. Visitation will befrom 2-8 p.m. on Sunday atStrayer Funeral Home, where aC.D. of A. service will be heldat 7 p.m. and a Parish WakeService at 7:30 p.m. Memorialcontributions may be madeto the St. John’s Schools.Condolences may be shared atwww.strayerfuneralhome.com.ST. RITA’SA boy was born June 12 toAmie and Andy Nungester of Spencerville.
ODOT provideslocal road report
The following is a weekly report concerning constructionand maintenance work on state highways within the OhioDepartment of Transportation District 1, which includes thecounties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding,Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot.
Interstate 75 Reconstruction Project
For the most recent information concerning the Interstate75 reconstruction project through Lima and Allen Countyand the safety upgrade of Ohio 117/309 on Lima’s east side,please visit: www.odotlima75.org
Interstate 75 between Fourth Street and Ohio 81in Lima
will have occasional nighttime lane restrictionsduring reconstruction of the existing lanes of pavement,replacement of mainline bridges and reconstruction of theinterchanges. Work began in March 2013 and will continuethrough fall of 2015. Traffic is maintained two lanes in eachdirection the majority of the time. Lane restrictions gener-ally occur from 7 p.m. until 10 a.m. the following morning.All ramp entrance and exits are currently available.
Ohio 117/309 is one lane in each direction in theeastbound lanes from just west of the Interchange withInterstate 75 to Belmont Avenue (Kmart)
during a safetyupgrade project which will reconstruct areas of the pave-ment and install a raised curb median in the center of theroadway. A two-way, left-turn lane begins at SaratogaAvenue. Traffic will remain in this pattern until mid to latesummer to allow for work at the interchange at Interstate 75and on the north side of Ohio 117/309.
Ohio 81 from just west of Stewart Road to just west of Neubrecht Road east of Lima
is one lane in each directionin the existing eastbound lanes for pavement reconstruction.All ramp movements are currently maintained at the inter-change with Interstate 75.
Allen CountyU.S. 30
will be restricted to one lane throughout the workzone at various locations for joint sealing.
Putnam CountyOhio 189 over Sugar Creek in Vaughnsville
closeduntil today for a bridge deck replacement. Traffic detouredonto Ohio 190, U.S. 224 and Ohio 115 back to Ohio 189.
Ohio 12 in Columbus Grove
closed March 15 for 90days for a sewer replacement. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 65and Sycamore Street back to Ohio 12.
is anticipated to close June 24 for culvertreplacements. Traffic is detoured onto Ohio 224 to Ohio 66,to Ohio 114 back to Ohio 634.
Van Wert CountyOhio 116 south of Van Wert
will be restricted to onelane at various work zone locations for removal of pave-ment reflectors.
One Year Ago
Members of the NorthwestOhio Volunteer FirefightersAssoc. are arriving in Delphostoday for the 138th annualNOVFA Convention. Followinga NOVFA Past President’sLuncheon Saturday at the All-Saints Building, the parade willbegin at 1:30 p.m. with firedepartments and a dozen localand area marching bands partici-pating.
25 Years Ago – 1988
It’s up and in place as crewsinstalled two storage silos atDelphos Industries on GresselDrive. The Delphos plant willuse the silos to store plastic pel-lets used at the plant, accordingto Bob Warnecke, maintenancesupervisor. Warnecke said theplant, which employs 90 workersand manufactures duct systemsfor Ford Motor Company forhearing systems in cars, plans anexpansion next year.The Rev. Terry Collier, pas-tor of Assembly of God Church,Metbliss Avenue, was electedpresident of the Citizens forDecency Tuesday evening atJefferson Middle School audi-torium. W. J. Foster was electedvice president, Ellen Ditto, trea-surer; Susie Bice, secretary; andAlice Williams, reporter.The installation of officers,the introduction of the 1988Lions Club scholarship recipi-ents and presentation of awardswere highlights of a recent meet-ing of the Middle Point LionsClub. The two scholarship recipi-ents, Christie Thatcher and Jeff Snyder, were guests at the meet-ing. In other business, HenryGerman awarded the Lion of theYear plaque to John Shellabarger.
50 Years Ago – 1963
St. Mary Magdalen 4-HClub met this week at St. John’sHigh School with tickets for the4-H club chicken barbecue tobe held at the fairgrounds June22, being distributed. A demon-stration on how to make a hemwas given by Carol Pohlmanand one of decorating a cakewas given by Kathy Pohlman.Refreshments were provided byKathy Buettner, Carol, Kathy andSharon Pohlman.Alpha Delta Omega NationalSorority held its annual con-vention this past week inMuncie, Ind., with Phi, Nu andGamma Chapters of Muncieas hostesses. Attendingthe first day of the conven-tion from Delphos were TauChapter’s Ruth LaRue, RebaMay, Judy Clevenger and JoWilliams and Psi Chapter’sJanice Wanamaker, DiannaHammons, Sally Kiggins andMary Ellen Gerdeman.“Night-outers” pinochleclub met recently in the homeof Mrs. John Thompson. Prizeswere awarded to Mrs. MichaelBruin, Mrs. Joe Ponting andMrs. Stanley Strayer. Mrs.Robert Lewis was a guest. TheJuly meeting will be held at thehome of Mrs. Marvin Renner of Harrod.
75 Years Ago – 1938
The members of Walterick-Hemme Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, met in regular ses-sion Tuesday night at their hall.The credentials for the delegatesand alternates to the 18th stateencampment were received andplans for attending the conven-tion were made. The delegatesare Harold Hesseling, HowardMaxson and R. E. McKinnon.The alternates are John Fosselland M. H. Granger.The members of the DorcasClass of the Lutheran Churchheld their annual class picnicat Waterworks Park Tuesday.A variety of entertaining con-tests followed. The followingreceived contest honors: Mrs.Arthur Miller, Mrs. Ed. Mox,Sr., Mrs. William Werner, Mrs.William Eichenhorst, Jr., Mrs. J.A. Werner, Mrs. Elmer Freund,Mrs. H. F. Buchholtz, Mrs.Joseph Strayer, Mrs. I. O. Mox,Mrs. Donald Heck, Mrs. C.C. Raabe, Mrs. Gilbert Miller,Elizabeth Werner and Mrs. J. G.Mittermaier.Louis E. Fair was re-electedas Illustrious Master of DelphosCouncil No. 72, Royal and SelectMasters, at a regular assemblyheld in Masonic Temple Tuesdayevening. Committees werenamed as follows: Charity, F.O. Brotherton, Edward Hauserand Louis E. Fair; Finance, AlbaBurgess, J. V. DeWeese andHarold Heitzman.
LACCA has help available to beat the heat
Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs isworking to provide relief for the elderly, thosesuffering from heat-related problems or customerswho have a disconnect on their electric bill becausethey have defaulted on PIPP Plus or someone inthe home is suffering from a documented medicalcondition. This program year, LACCA will provideassistance with an air conditioner for those whohaven’t received assistance with an air conditionerin the past three years.The assistance program begins July 1 and willassist families struggling to keep up with theirsummer energy bills through Aug. 31. Applicantsmay receive up to $175 in financial assistance. Thetemperatures prompted Lima/Allen Council onCommunity Affairs to again provide air condition-ers to eligible applicants.To be eligible, applicants must: — Reside inAllen County; — earn a household income at orbelow 175 percent of the Federal Poverty IncomeGuidelines:• A family of four would be: $41,212.50 annu-ally - $3,434.38 monthly• A family of three would be: $34,177.50 annu-ally - $2,848.13 monthly• A family of two would be: $27,142.50 annu-ally -$2,261.88 monthly• A family of one would be: $20,107.50 annu-ally -$1,675.63 monthlyAnd:— Have a household member who is 60-yearsof age or older or— Be able to provide documentation of medi-cal necessity from a physician/health care providerfor a household member who is under 60-yearsof age— Proof of income for all adults for 13 weeks,social security cards, utility bills gas and electric— Provide all of required documentation regard-less of age.The Summer Crisis Program is also available ona “walk-in” basis taken daily beginning at 7:30 a.m.(until walk-in slots are filled for that day). LACCA’sgoal is to serve as many walk-ins as possible, whilestill acknowledging our scheduled appointments in atimely manner. Walk-ins are not guaranteed a certainappointment time.LACCA is located at 540 S. Central, Lima.To schedule an appointment, call 1-855-286-7559For more information, visit www.lacca.org orFacebook.
BY LINDSAY MCCOYDHI Correspondentlmccoy@timesbulletin.com
VAN WERT - Wednesday,June 12, the NiswongerPerforming Arts Center(NPAC) of Van Wert announcedits upcoming 2013-2014 con-cert season schedule with someexciting new and returningguests including popular coun-try artists, Trace Adkins andKellie Pickler, and a variety of other special performances.“It seems like just yesterdaywe were fighting to build thisplace,” said NPAC ExecutiveDirector Paul Hoverman.“Now, we are getting readyto celebrate our seventh sea-son. We are very excited forthis year’s season, and with24 scheduled events we havesomething that will tickle thefancy of everyone.”The process of planning andscheduling this year’s seasonbegan many months ago inNovember thanks to the tirelesswork of the NPAC ProgramingCommittee.The season is set to kick off in less than four months on Oct.5, with contemporary Christianartist, Michael W. Smith. Smithis a three-time Grammy Awardwinner and has sold more than13 million albums. His big-gest success came in 1991 withhis hit, “Place in this World”,which reached number six onthe Billboard Hot 100. Thisis an artist that Hoverman hasbeen hoping to bring to VanWert for a long time.The lovely Debby Boone willbe visiting the NPAC on Oct.20, with Under the StreetLampon Nov. 1, and the Ohio StateMarching Band will be makingan appearance on Nov. 7.“This season, we areexpecting by far our biggestconcert we have ever broughtin, and we expect to sell outvery quickly” exclaimedHoverman. American countrymusic artist and 2013 winner of “Celebrity Apprentice,” TraceAdkins, will grace Van Wertwith his huge presence on Nov.16. Adkins has charted morethan 20 singles on the Billboardcountry music charts including,“Ladies Love Country Boys,”“You’re Gonna Miss This” and“Songs About Me”. If any tick-ets are left remaining for thepublic following Grand Seriesand Select Series ticket sales,they will go on sale 90 daysprior to Nov. 16.Adkins will be followedby a variety of Christmas per-formances including SonosHandbells on Dec. 1, returningperformer Tony Orlando, onDec. 7, Dave Koz and Friendson Dec. 10 and Point of Gradeon Dec. 15.January will kickoff withtwo exciting performances,The Cinderella Ballet andKellie Pickler. The CinderellaBallet will be returning to VanWert from Russia for their sec-ond performance on the NPACstage. Kellie Pickler is anotherAmerican music country artistwho gamed fame as a con-testant on the fifth season of American Idol. Pickler recentlymade her way back to tele-vision on ABC’s hit series,“Dancing with the Stars.”“We weren’t sure wecould get Pickler, but every-thing landed just right,” notedHoverman. Van Wert will alsobe welcoming two Broadwayplays, The Addams Family onJan. 31 and will conclude withthe West Side Story on May 11, just in time for Mother’s Day.In honor of Valentine’s Day,“The Newlywed Game” host,Bob Eubanks, will host TheNot So Newly Wed game witha variety of bloopers from thepopular American televisiongame show that pitted newlymarried couples against eachother in a series of revealingquestion rounds to determinehow well the spouses kneweach other.The month of Februarywill conclude with OrionSamuelson, and March willbegin with American soulmusic group, The Spinners, onMarch 1. This R&B group hasbeen active for over 50 years,and Hoverman noted that peo-ple will be surprised how manyof this group’s songs they rec-ognize.The Toledo Symphony willbe performing the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein onMarch 9 with the addition of two local vocalists Mary AnnFaulk and Jake Wilder. OnMarch 15, children of all agescan come to enjoy DinosaurTrain Live. Dinosaur Train iscurrently the third highest ratedkid’s show airing on PBS. JoinBuddy the Tyrannosaurus Rexon the train to explore and meetall other sorts of dinosaurs.March 19 will featurespeaker Courtnee Carrigan of Columbus talking about diver-sity. The Church BasementLadies will be performing anall new show on March 23when the ladies of the LutheranChurch see one of their ownmarried to a boy of the Catholicchurch. This show is expectedto bring a lot of laughs as it hasin the past.HMS Pinafore is a comicopera of New York City byGilbert and Sullivan and is setto take the stage on March 29.Jungle Jack Hanna and a vari-ety of his furry guests will bemaking their way to Van Werton April 5. Hanna, an Americanzookeeper of Columbus, Ohio,has travelled all over the worldas one of the most notable ani-mal experts in the states. Hannawill be followed by the Voicesof Unity Choir on April 26.“This is our season,” con-cluded Hoverman. Grandseries sales are set to begin atnoon June 20. The grand seriesincludes 19 events at one valueprice dependent upon the sec-tion of seating. Select seriessales will begin on June 26, atnoon. The select series allowsyou to pick 3-5 or 6 or moreconcerts at a discounted prices.All other sales begin 90 daysprior to each event.“This would not be pos-sible without our sponsors,”said NPAC Marketing DirectorTafi Stober, who presented thisyear’s sponsors to those attend-ing Wednesday’s press release.The 2013-2014 season sponsorthis year is Statewide Ford of Van Wert.
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