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Staff Reportsnews@delphosherald.com
OTTAWA — The 2013Putnam County Fair is infull swing for the 158thyear.The annual festivitiesbegan with the Fair Paradewhich marched down MainStreet Saturday evening.However, the ceremonialstart of the fair took placeMonday at the Plaza withthe Opening Ceremonies.The ceremony saw speak-ers ranging from repre-sentatives of Bob’s Latta’soffice to the Putnam CountyCommissioners.A highlight of the cer-emony was the dedicatingof the fair and fair premi-um book to the late RomanA. Eickholt.For 41 years, Roman A.Eickholt Sr. served faith-fully as a fair director.Eickholt, “Romie” ashe was known by his col-leagues, was the longest-serving Putnam Countyfair board member whenhe retired from his post in2003. At the age of 80, hehated to admit he was get-ting old.“They ain’t kicking meoff or anything,” he said.Quite the contrary,according to fair board trea-surer Gary Ordway, whofelt Eickholt was one of the best, “He doesn’t missnothing.”Eickholt had an unclewho served at the fair. Ina way, he followed in hisuncle’s footsteps. But not inevery way.“My uncle passed awayhere at the fairgrounds,right over by the merchantsbuilding,” he recalled. “Hiswife asked me if I wouldbe interested in a job on thefair board if I could get it.”The year was 1962.
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Partly cloudytoday and hot.A chance of showers andthunderstormsthat will bemore likely as the day goeson. Highs around 90. Mostlycloudy tonight with thechance of showers and thun-derstorms continuing. Lowsin the upper 60s. See page 2.
‘Etcetera Market’on Thursday
Delphos’ newest fresh airmarket, “Etcetera” Market,features local entrepreneursand businesses highlight-ing their goods, trades,crafts, artistic abilities, etc.The market is heldfrom 4-7 p.m. Thursdaysat the corner of Fifthand Clay streets.
DAAG to host2nd Teen StudioArt Night
Every other month,DAAG will host a TeenStudio Art Night with a dif-ferent art focus. The event isa safe Friday evening filledwith art, pizza and social funfor ages 11-high school.This Friday’s focus willbe jewelry making withlocal artisan Laura Conrad.Class takes place from6-10:30 p.m. at 201 N.Main St. The cost is $20.Call 419-741-4118 orvisit delphosareaartguild.com to view additionaldetails and register online.
Ottoville councilOKs 2014 budget
BY STEPHANIE GROVESStaff Writersgroves@delphosherald.com
OTTOVILLE—Village council addressed an abundance of topics during Monday’s monthly meeting including: approvalof the village’s 2014 budget, bid approval of the AuglaizeStreet Reconstruction Project and the discussion of improve-ments and annexation of Ralph and Irene Miller’s property.Fiscal Officer Jeanne Wannemacher presented councilmembers with the village’s 2014 budget. Total anticipatedrevenues for the year is estimated at $1,400,426 and estimatedexpenditures stand at 1,491,284. Wannemacher said revenueswill continue to come in for this year adding to the balanceremaining from this year.Wannemacher addressed the Police Fund, which was ‘wipedout’ when the new cruiser was bought. She explained that in thebudget, a transfer of $5,000 was made to the Police Fund forupcoming expenses. She noted that there have been situationswhere the police department could have used an additional Taser.“If we get a new officer, he’ll need a new vest which run$800-$1,000,” Wannemacher said. “Maybe one way to givethem a little more.”Wannemacher said that as far as the budget goes, the villageis better off this year than last year at this time.Chuck Daniels of The Miller Contracting Group spoke withcouncil regarding permission to tap into the existing waterline—which they will pay triple rates— without annexationof the office. Councilmen Tim Rieger asked Daniels what theestimated usage would be. “Just office use—drinking waterand toilet flushing—normal use,” Daniels explained.
Getting to know ...
BY STACY TAFFStaff Writerstaff@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS—If you findyourself downtown Fridayevening during Canal Days,you’ll likely witness theBattle of the Businesses,when area professionals bat-tle each other in a series of games for a trophy and “brag-ging rights.”For any and all Battle-related information, CindyMetzger is the one youwant to ask. She becamehead of the committee in2007, when Diane Sterlingapproached her about re-integrating the Battle of theBusinesses into the CanalDays line-up.“Battle games had been apart of Canal Days years agoand she wanted to bring themback as a way to involve busi-nesses in a friendly competi-tion,” Metzger said. “In 2007,we only had six businessesparticipate. We have grown to26 businesses, which is aboutthe most we can accommo-date.”Metzger and her regime of volunteers work hard to makethe Battle bigger and bettereach year.“I plan all the games,establish the rules, gather allthe supplies and props andwrangle all the participantsduring the games,” she said.“I could never begin to pulloff this event without thesupport of many. The gamestake a lot of volunteers tomake it run smoothly. Ihave approximately 50 vol-unteers to help judge andscore the games as well asprop people who stage eachgame.
... The Canal Days Battleof the Businesses chair
Metzger
Settlage resigns from Elida School Board
 
BY STACY TAFFStaff Writerstaff@delphosherald.com
ELIDA — The Elida LocalSchools Board of Educationannounced the resignation of boardmember Brad Settlage duringTuesday’s meeting. Settlage citedhis reasons for resigning as medi-cal issues resulting from an acci-dent three months ago, which kepthim from attending the last severalboard meetings.“We’ll be accepting resumes forthe opening on the board, beginningright now,” Board President DennisFricke said “We’ll need to be fin-ished in 30 days.”Prior to the regular meeting, theboard met for a “study session” todiscuss the state of Elida’s finances.With the district looking at a returnto the same funding level as adecade ago, Treasurer Joel Parkerrecommended a November levyattempt to help bolster the districtagainst decreases in funding andrevenue.On June 30, Elida ends fiscalyear 2013 with a 32-day carry-over. Parker shared expectationsfor a June 30, 2015, carryover,factoring in levy possibilities. If no levy is passed, an eight-day car-ryover of $474,554 is projected; if a levy were passed this November,a 65-day carryover of $3,650,456 isestimated.The board will make a defini-tive decision next month on wheth-er or not to make another levyattempt. The district has recentlyweathered two failed attempts: anearned-income tax in November2012 and a property tax issue thispast May.In other news, the boardannounced the rehire of retir-ees Maureen Rentz and DennisThompson. During the buildingsand grounds report, Mark Millerannounced to the board that the newsecurity vestibule at Elida MiddleSchool has been completed.The board voted to approve aquote from the Stolly InsuranceGroup (Ohio School Plan), for lia-bility, contents, building, propertyand fleet insurance for the amountof $81,172.The board approved the follow-ing resignations: Supplemental-Mike Eilerman, seventh-grade girlsbasketball coach; Non-certified-Jan Swickrath, correct retirementdate to Aug. 26; Certified- LindaHansen, intervention specialist,effective June 1 for retirement pur-poses; and Nancy Carter, musicteacher, effective June 1, 2013 forretirement purposes.The following individuals wereapproved for employment: FaithCummings, part-time curriculumand assessment director (140 days,year) effective Aug. 1; DanielSwick, asst. elementary principal(223 days, year) effective Aug.1; Elementary teachers DeniseEllerbrock, Aletia Hartzler, AmandaJerwers, Jen Kristoff, RebeccaRuss, Amy Sarno, Carly Stiger andLindsay Burgei, effective Aug. 23.Also approved were the fol-lowing supplemental employees:Ron Varland, high school publica-tion advisor; Krissa Goncher, highschool student council; ShelbyCluts, high school quiz bowl; MikeKlaus, Thursday school monitor;Karla May, Marci Halker and MikeGraham (split), building technol-ogy at Elida Elementary; KellyWaltz, sixth-grade Quiz Bowl;Michelle Steinke, National HonorSociety; Missy Hyland, fifth-gradeQuiz Bowl; Barb Hawk, 7-8th-grade Quiz Bowl academic advi-sor; Rhonda Bargerstock, musicaldirector/musical vocal director;and Jeff Amspoker and Bryan Horn(split), lights and sounds techni-cian.
See BUDGET, page 10See ELIDA, page 10See METZGER, page 10
Eickholt remembered aslong-time fair director
EickholtSee EICKHOLT, page 10
 Library offers ‘Touch a Tractor or Truck’
Participants of the Delphos Public Library’s Summer Reading Program enjoyed“Touch a Truck or Tractor” Tuesday afternoon. Children’s Librarian DeniseCressman shared information on different types of tractors before allowing theyoung patrons to see the machinery for themselves. (Delphos Herald/Stacy Taff)
District may goback to ballot
St. John’s head girlssoccer coach John Munozis hosting his 4th annualyouth soccer camp 9-11a.m. July 13 and 20.It is open to boys andgirls ages 4-14 and willbe held at the DelphosSoccer fields at the Annex.Cost is $25, whichincludes a camp T-shirt anda snack. The camp is basedon learning the fundamen-tals of soccer and enjoyingthe game while having fun.Participants will beseparated into appropri-ate age levels. Therewill be an excellentinstructor-to-participantratio, which ensures thatall campers receive indi-vidualized attention.Make checks payableto “Lady Jays Soccer.”Check-in will be from8:15-8:45 a.m. Bringshin guards and cleatsand bring a water bottleand tennis shoes.Registration is from9-10 a.m. Saturday atthe Annex. Any ques-tions, pelase contactKristy Hasenkamp at(567) 204-2745 or at dsj-soccer@hotmail.com
SJ to host4th annualsoccer camp
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Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising manager
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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
Dale O. Point
Dale O. Point, 74, of Delphos, died at 10:55 a.m.Tuesday at Roselawn ManorNursing Home, Spencerville.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.
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, Alberta“Bert,” F., 80, of Delphos,Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 10 a.m. todayat St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church, theRev. Daniel Borgelt offi-ciating. Burial will be inResurrection Cemetery.Memorial contributionsmay be made to the St.John’s Athletic Departmentor a charity of the donor’schoice. Condolences may beshared at www.strayerfuner-alhome.comA boy, Griffin Brett, was born June 14 in Cincinnati to Brettand Andrea Starr.He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces.He was welcomed home by a sisters Morgan, Cameron andRylan; and a brother, Boden.Grandparents are Bob and Alice Birkemeier of Delphos.
Van windows broken
At 11:38 a.m. on Monday,Delphos Police were calledto the 500 block of SouthFranklin Street in referenceto some damage to a motorvehicle parked at a residencein that area.The victim stated thatsomeone had broken out therear and side windows of theirvan.
Wallet stolen fromvehicle
At 3:08 p.m. on Monday,Delphos Police were calledto the 500 block of SouthWashington Street in refer-ence to a theft complaint ata residence in that area.The victim stated thatsometime in the overnighthours, someone had gainedentry into the victim’svehicle and had taken theirwallet.
 Bicycles missing from residence
At 12:04 p.m. on Monday,Delphos Police were con-tacted by a resident of the400 block of South MainStreet in reference to a theftcomplaint.Upon speaking with thecomplainant, it was learnedthat sometime over theweekend, someone had takenan adult male’s and an adultfemale’s bicycles from thatlocation.
One Year Ago
Forty dancers from The Dancer by Ginaperformed the halftime show at The ClevelandCavaliers basketball game. This was the stu-dio’s fifth appearance in a halftime show atthe Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Thedancers were also asked back to perform at aCleveland Gladiators game, as well as a LakeErie Monsters hockey game. Next fall, morethan 20 of the dancers will also perform inthe Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NewYork City.
25 Years Ago – 1988
When Putnam County residents hear tele-vision or radio announcements about weatherconditions and approaching storms or tornadowarnings, they can thank a Pandora man forthe early warnings. Weather observer RayBurkholder, a 70-year-old semi-retired farm-er, contributes in some way to most weatherreports used by area media. He has beenkeeping an eye on Putnam County weatherfor over 39 years without missing a single day.Members of Delphos Future Farmers of America and advisor Michael Miller recent-ly attended the Ohio FFA Convention heldat Ohio State University. Rusty Thompsonreceived the highest degree of membership inthe state association, the State Farmer Degree.Eric Richardson, son of former Spencervilleresidents Mr. and Mrs. Ron Richardson of Winter Haven, Fla., has begun a new careeras a special agent with the U.S. Office of Special Investigations, which deals main-ly with special investigations and coun-terespionage activities. He is a graduateof Spencerville High School and attendedZanesville College.
50 Years Ago – 1963
Golfing, a luncheon and cards were onthe program Tuesday at the third annualDelphos Country Club Women’s Invitational.Following the luncheon, prizes were awardedwith Jack Keith, club pro, making the presen-tations. Top award for the day for the lowestscore went to Dorothy Whitaker of Delphos,and Laura Frease of Lost Creek, who tiedwith 45.Members of the Jay-C-Dels held a com-bined business meeting and picnic Mondayevening at the home of Mrs. Thomas Osting,with Mrs. Bernard Art assisting. During themeeting, new members were inducted into thegroup. They were: Mrs. Thomas Eilerman,Mrs. Norm Etgen, Mrs. Keith Kiggins, Mrs.Joseph Anthony, Mrs. Joe Kasler and Mrs.Don Schweller.The sixth meeting of Our Lady’s Cook &Sew 4-H Club was brought to order by thepresident, Debbie Klausing, with prayer andthe 4-H pledge. Eleven members and threeguests, Vicky Klaus, Pam Kill and PattyNeumeier, were present. The proposed paperdrive was discussed and good-will bags weredistributed.
75 Years Ago – 1938
Approximately 125 were in attendance atthe farewell given Friday night at JeffersonSchool for K. W. Findley, music instructor inthe Delphos public schools for the past eightyears. Findley will leave Delphos soon totake up his new duties as instrumental musicinstructor in the Kenton High School.Plans for the Fourth of July celebration aregoing forward and all indications are that alarge number from Delphos and vicinity willgather at Waterworks Park on that date toparticipate in the various features which arebeing sponsored by the Delphos Civic Club.Word has been received from Van Wert thatthe Bowen Fireworks Company will fulfilltheir contract to furnish a display for Delphos.Plans have been started for the annualhomecoming to be held at Willshire Aug. 7.Appointment of committee heads is beingconsidered by Earl Fortman, president of thehomecoming association. Mrs. J. C. Geislerhas been named as chairman of the programcommittee. Mrs. M. E. Beam has been namedto have charge of the community dinner. TheWilshire Boy Scout troop has been placed incharge of decoration of the park.Today is Wednesday, June 26, the 177thday of 2013. There are 188 days left in theyear.Today’s Highlight in History:On June 26, 1963, President John F.Kennedy visited West Berlin, where he deliv-ered his famous speech expressing solidaritywith the city’s residents, declaring: “Ich binein Berliner” (I am a Berliner).On this date:In 1483, Richard III began his reign asKing of England (he was crowned the follow-ing month at Westminster Abbey).In 1870, the first section of Atlantic City,N.J.’s Boardwalk was opened to the public.In 1915, following a whirlwind courtship,poet T.S. Eliot married Vivienne Haigh-Woodin London. (The marriage proved disastrous,but the couple never divorced.)In 1925, Charlie Chaplin’s classic comedy“The Gold Rush” premiered at Grauman’sEgyptian Theatre in Hollywood.In 1936, President Franklin D. Rooseveltwas nominated for a second term of office bydelegates to the Democratic national conven-tion in Philadelphia.In 1945, the charter of the United Nationswas signed by 50 countries in San Francisco.In 1948, the Berlin Airlift began in earnestafter the Soviet Union cut off land and waterroutes to the isolated western sector of Berlin.In 1950, President Harry S. Truman autho-rized the Air Force and Navy to enter theKorean conflict.In 1973, former White House counsel JohnW. Dean told the Senate Watergate Committeeabout an “enemies list” kept by the NixonWhite House.In 1988, three people were killed whena new Airbus A320 jetliner carrying morethan 130 people crashed into a forest duringa demonstration at an air show in Mulhouse(muh-LOOZ’), France.In 1990, President George H.W. Bush wentback on his “no-new-taxes” campaign pledge,conceding that tax increases would have tobe included in any deficit-reduction packageworked out with congressional negotiators.In 1993, President Bill Clinton announcedthe U.S. had launched missiles against Iraqitargets because of “compelling evidence” Iraqhad plotted to assassinate former PresidentGeorge H.W. Bush. Baseball Hall-of-FamerRoy Campanella died in Woodland Hills,Calif., at age 71.Ten years ago: The U.S. Supreme Court,in Lawrence v. Texas, struck down, 6-3,state bans on gay sex. A jury in Fort Worth,Texas, convicted former nurse’s aide ChanteMallard of murder for hitting a homeless man,Gregory Biggs, with her car, driving homewith his mangled body lodged in the wind-shield and leaving him to die in her garage.(Mallard was later sentenced to 50 years inprison.) Former South Carolina Sen. StromThurmond died in Edgefield, S.C., at age 100.Sir Denis Thatcher, husband of former BritishPrime Minister Margaret Thatcher, died inLondon at age 88.Five years ago: The U.S. Supreme Courtstruck down a handgun ban in the Districtof Columbia as it affirmed, 5-4, that an indi-vidual right to gun ownership existed. JuanAlvarez, who triggered a 2005 rail disasterin Glendale, Calif., by parking a sport-utilityvehicle on the tracks, was convicted of 11counts of first-degree murder. (Alvarez waslater sentenced to 11 consecutive life terms.)One year ago: Sen. Orrin Hatch wonthe GOP primary in Utah, handily turningback a challenge from tea party-backed DanLiljenquist (lihl-IHN’-kwihst). In Oklahoma,five-term Rep. John Sullivan fell to a tea par-ty-supported candidate, Jim Bridenstine, whowent on to win election to Congress. Twelve-time All-Star Joe Sakic was elected to theHockey Hall of Fame in his first year of eli-gibility, joining Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure andAdam Oates as the newest class of inductees.Essayist, author and filmmaker Nora Ephron,71, died in New York.Today’s Birthdays: Actress EleanorParker is 91. Jazz musician-film composerDave Grusin is 79. Actor Josef Sommer is79. Singer Billy Davis Jr. is 73. Rock singerGeorgie Fame is 70. Actor Clive Francisis 67. Rhythm-and-blues singer BrendaHolloway is 67. Actor Michael Paul Chan is63. Actor Robert Davi is 62. Singer-musicianMick Jones is 58. Actor Gedde Watanabe is58. Rock singer Chris Isaak is 57. Rocksinger Patty Smyth is 56. Singer Terri Nunn(Berlin) is 52. Rock singer Harriet Wheeler(The Sundays) is 50. Country musicianEddie Perez (The Mavericks) is 45. Rockmusician Colin Greenwood (Radiohead) is44. Writer-director Paul Thomas Andersonis 43. Actor Sean Hayes is 43. Actor MattLetscher is 43. Actor Chris O’Donnell is43. Actor Nick Offerman is 43. ActressRebecca Budig is 40. MLB All-Star playerDerek Jeter is 39. Contemporary Christianmusician Jeff Frankenstein (Newsboys) is39. Country singer Gretchen Wilson is 39.Rock musician Nathan Followill (Kingsof Leon) is 34. Pop-rock singer-musicianRyan Tedder (OneRepublic) is 34. Actor-musician Jason Schwartzman is 33. ActressAubrey Plaza is 29. Actress-singer JennetteMcCurdy is 21.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY:
Hot. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showersand thunderstorms in the morning. Then chance of showersand thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms mayproduce gusty winds and heavy rainfall in the afternoon. Highsaround 90. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of measur-able precipitation 30 percent.
TONIGHT:
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Southwestwinds 5 to 10 mph.
THURSDAY:
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Northwestwinds 10 to 15 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT:
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
FRIDAY:
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of show-ers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.
FRIDAY NIGHT:
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s.
SATURDAY:
Partly cloudy. Chance of showers in themorning. Then chance of showers and a slight chance of athunderstorm in the afternoon. Highs around 80. Chance of measurable precipitation 40 percent.
SATURDAY NIGHT:
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower60s.
SUNDAY:
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of show-ers. Highs in the upper 70s.
SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY:
Partly cloudy.Lows in the lower 60s. Highs around 80.
GOP-led budget panel adds abortion restriction
COLUMBUS (AP) —Abortion providers in Ohiowould have to inform pregnantwomen in writing about thepresence of a fetal heartbeatbefore the procedure undera last-minute change beingadded to the state budget.Providers could give thepregnant woman the option toview or hear the heartbeat.The amendment addedTuesday by a Republican-dominated committee bansdoctors from purposefully per-forming or inducing an abor-tion on a pregnant womanbefore determining the pres-ence of a detectable fetal heart-beat unless there is a medicalemergency.The change also would createcriminal penalties for providerswho fail to comply with the pro-posed “informed consent” rules.Two Democrats on the six-member conference committeeobjected to the addition, contend-ing there had been no hearings.The committee plannedto vote on proposed budgetchanges later Tuesday night.
Weather extremes tied to jet stream
WASHINGTON (AP) —Lately, the jet stream isn’tplaying by the rules. Scientistssay that big river of air highabove Earth that dictates muchof the weather for the NorthernHemisphere has been unusu-ally erratic the past few years.They blame it for everythingfrom snowstorms in May to thepath of Superstorm Sandy.And last week, it wasresponsible for downpoursthat led to historic floods inAlberta, Canada, as well asrecord-breaking heat in parts of Alaska, experts say. The townof McGrath, Alaska, hit 94.Just a few weeks earlier, thesame spot was 15 degrees.The current heat wave inthe Northeast is also linked.“While it’s not unusualto have a heat wave in theeast in June, it is part of theanomalous jet stream patternthat was responsible for theflooding in Alberta,” RutgersUniversity climate scientistJennifer Francis said Tuesdayin an email.The jet stream usually rush-es rapidly from west to eastin a mostly straight direction.But lately it’s been wobblingand weaving like a drunkendriver, wreaking havoc as itgoes. The more the jet streamundulates north and south, themore changeable and extremethe weather.It’s a relatively new phe-nomenon that scientists are stilltrying to understand. Some sayit’s related to global warming;others say it’s not.In May, there was upside-down weather: Early Californiawildfires fueled by heat con-trasted with more than a foot of snow in Minnesota. Seattle wasthe hottest spot in the nation oneday, and Maine and Edmonton,Canada, were warmer thanMiami and Phoenix.Consider these unusualoccurrences over the past fewyears:— The winter of 2011-12seemed to disappear, with littlesnow and record warmth inMarch. That was followed bythe winter of 2012-13 whennor’easters seemed to queue upto strike the same coastal areasrepeatedly.— Superstorm Sandy tookan odd left turn in Octoberfrom the Atlantic straight intoNew Jersey, something thathappens once every 700 yearsor so.
Supreme Court halts use of key part of voting law
BY MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON — A deep-ly divided Supreme Court threwout the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Acton Tuesday, a decision deploredby the White House but cheeredby mostly Southern states nowfree from nearly 50 years of intense federal oversight of their elections.Split along ideological andpartisan lines, the justicesvoted 5-4 to strip the gov-ernment of its most potenttool to stop voting bias —the requirement in the VotingRights Act that all or parts of 15 states with a history of dis-crimination in voting, mainlyin the South, get Washington’sapproval before changing theway they hold elections.Chief Justice John Roberts,writing for a majority of conservative, Republican-appointed justices, said thelaw’s provision that deter-mines which states are coveredis unconstitutional because itrelies on 40-year-old data anddoes not account for racialprogress and other changes inU.S. society.The decision effectivelyputs an end to the advanceapproval requirement that hasbeen used to open up poll-ing places to minority vot-ers in the nearly half centurysince it was first enacted in1965, unless Congress cancome up with a new formulathat Roberts said meets “cur-rent conditions” in the UnitedStates. That seems unlikely tohappen any time soon.Corn $6.77Wheat $6.51Soybeans $15.37CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Tuesday:
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Children participate in ‘No Child Left Inside’
During the week of June 17, approximately 70 children ages 4-10 visited Beining Nursery and Landscaping of Ottoville. The children’s program “No Child Left Inside” consisted of story time followed by creating their ownplant and animal habitat to take home with them. The children learned about how seeds turn into plants, howanimals use plants for camouflage and protection, along with what plants need to survive. Sgn up for BeiningNursery and Landscaping’s newsletter for information about programs and plant news at beiningnursery.com.(Photos submitted)
NOI Film Festival set for September
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LIMA — The Northwest Ohio FilmFoundation invites all movie lovers on a “GrandPrix Tour” in various locations in Lima fromJune 29 to Aug. 30 for fun, filmmakers and agood time at the movies. Proceeds go to the2013 Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival.Tickets are $10 per event or $10 to college stu-dents for the remainder of the series. All eventsstart at 7 p.m. The “tour” will act as a tease of the3rd Annual Northwest Ohio Independent FilmFestival that will take place in downtown Limafrom Sept. 20-21.The 2012 Grand Prix (Outstanding FeatureFilm), Horror-Comedy The Selling will screenon June 29 at Milano Café, accompanied by lima-based pop band, The Hipnotix and a Q&A Actor/Writer/Stars, Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine. Thefilm was a hit at the 2012 Festival’s midnightscreening that was open to the public.Three separate screening events of Award-Winning or favorites from past Festivals havealready taken place - On April 27, the inti-mate drama Paradise Recovered (2011 AudienceChoice, Outstanding Actress, OutstandingScreenplay) was well-received at the MeetingPlace on Market, with a pre and a post-screen-ing Q&A with Producer/Director team, AndieRedwine and Storme Wood. Award-winningshort film, The Miracles on Honey Bee Hill (2012Outstanding Actress - Short, 2012 OutstandingScreenplay), a clever mishmash of fairy-tale andequal-rights opened the festivities.Superheroes, an HBO documentary following“Real-life Superheroes” followed at Alter EgoComics on May 24. On June 1, NY Indie Film,Things I Don’t Understand (2012 OutstandingActress - Feature) took place at Gilbert’s Musicand Groamy’s CD’s and Tapes, complete withQ&A with the film’s director, David Spaltro.Both fundraising events created anticipation forthe two-day Festival in September.“Everyone loves movies in the summer,”beamed Executive Director Len Archibald. “Thereis energy in Lima that wants to celebrate that. Whynot do that here with a tease of the best IndependentFilm-Festival in Northwest Ohio? We hope to bringabout a cinematic revolution and newfound love of the art of movies right here at home.”With the newfound success of The Sellingthrough DVD sales and online streamings, theevent promises to be one of the most anticipatedlead-ups to the Sundance-inspired festival, butwill not be the last. The series ends with a pairof “Movie Mixers”: July 27 at the Met, whereOhio based films The Wonderland Express andMowing Through Misery will screen; PrettyLittle Things (2012 Outstanding Original Score)will end the Grand Prix Tour on August 30 atVino Bellissimo. Pretty Little Things will openwith a set from LimaLand Comedy Troupe. Allfilms will follow with Cast/Crew Q&A’sTickets are on sale now at all screening loca-tions. Please call (419) 979-9692 for more infor-mation. Cash, check and credit accepted.
 Ash tree removal fundsavailable for qualify-ing communities
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COLUMBUS – Federalgrant funds are available toassist northern Ohio com-munities in removing haz-ardous ash trees along pub-lic rights-of-way, accordingto the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).“Grant funding totaling$300,000 will help north-ern Ohio communitiesaddress the damage causedby the non-native emeraldash borer as it continuesto impact the region,” saidRobert Boyles, state for-ester and chief of the ODNRDivision of Forestry. “Theloss of ash trees in northernOhio is not only environ-mentally and economicallydamaging, but dead anddying trees pose a safetyhazard to anyone living ortraveling on ash tree-linedstreets.”Since the emerald ashborer was first discoveredin northwest Ohio in 2003,millions of ash trees havebeen killed by this devastat-ing invasive insect, whichcan claim the life of an oth-erwise healthy, mature treein as little as one year. Dueto the insect’s spread, manyOhio communities are nowconfronted with the costlyexpense of dead ash treeremoval and replacement.Communities in the fol-lowing counties are eligibleto apply: Allen, Ashland,Auglaize, Crawford,Cuyahoga, Defiance, Erie,Fulton, Hancock, Hardin,Henry, Huron, Lorain,Lucas, Marion, Medina,Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding,Putnam, Richland,Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby,Van Wert, Williams, Woodand Wyandot.To request an applica-tion or access Ash Removalgrant instructions, the eli-gible communities shouldcontact the ODNR Divisionof Forestry at (614) 670-2653, go to http://ohiodnr.com/tabid/22104/Default.aspx or email wendi.van-buren@dnr.state.oh.us.Applications must be sub-mitted electronically nolater than close of businesson July 29.The ODNR Division of Forestry works to promotethe wise use and sustainablemanagement of Ohio’s pub-lic and private woodlands.To learn more about bestpractices for dealing withemerald ash borer impact-ed trees, Ohio’s wood-lands, forest health or treecare visit the Division of Forestry’s website at ohiod-nr.gov/forestry.ODNR ensures a bal-ance between wise use andprotection of our naturalresources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR websiteat ohiodnr.gov.
Poll: Ohio gov approval best since taking office
COLUMBUS (AP) — A recent poll finds Gov. John Kasich’s job approval has hit its highest rating since he took office in 2011.The poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University inConnecticut shows 54 percent of Ohioans favor the Republicangovernor’s actions while 32 percent disapprove of his performance.The poll taken over last weekend also finds that 49 percent of Ohioans say Kasich deserves to be re-elected.The poll says Kasich currently leads Cuyahoga County ExecutiveEd FitzGerald, a leading Democratic opponent in the 2014 guberna-torial race, by a 47-33 margin.The survey of 941 Ohio voters has a margin of error of 3.2percentage points.Kasich’s approval rating a year ago was under 40 percent.
Ohio Housecommittee approvestraffic camera ban
COLUMBUS (AP) —An Ohio House committeehas approved a measure thatwould ban red-light cam-eras across the state.The Transportation,Public Safety & HomelandSecurity Committee onTuesday voted 9-4 to movethe measure to the fullHouse for consideration.The bill bans police fromusing a camera to determinewhether motorists have runred lights or been speeding.Proponents of the bill saycameras have been abusedby certain municipalitieswho see the devices as rev-enue generators.Supporters of the cam-eras say studies show themachines have helpedreduce traffic accidents.They also say the camerasfree up law enforcementofficers to pursue more seri-ous crimes.More than a dozen Ohiocities use traffic-enforce-ment cameras. Clevelandcollected nearly $6 millionfrom them last year.Camera-generated tick-ets are civil infractions.
EMA holds drill
Information submittedVAN WERT — A prepa-ration drill was held overthe weekend by the VanWert County EmergencyManagement/LEPC. Theannual exercise involved over40 participants. The drill wasstaged in the town of Glenmoreand involved the scenario of the Mercer Landmark facil-ity being hit by a tornadowith structure damage whichincluded an anhydrous ammo-nia leak and farm chemicalscontaminating victims.According to local EMADirector Rick McCoy, theexercise is conducted underrequirement of the state’sEPA SERC guidelines andinvolved a number of objec-tives to perform which satis-fies the evaluators and OhioEMA personnel observing thedrill.Victims included mem-bers of the Van Wert Civil AirPatrol who were rescued in thesupposedly collapsed build-ings by emergency respondersfrom the Wren, Ohio City andWillshire Fire Departments.Transportation to the hospitalwas performed by BricknerAmbulance Service. VanWert Hospital EmergencyRoom personnel were testedon accepting multiple victimswho first had to go throughthe hospitals decontaminationroom before treatment of inju-ries could begin.Also assisting were troop-ers from the Ohio StateHighway Patrol who per-formed evacuation proceduresof the area, and the Van WertCounty Sheriff Office dis-patchers who tested the com-munications on the new 800MHz radio system. The VanWert Chapter of the AmericanRed Cross also assisted at theEMA Emergency OperationsCenter going over proceduresof setting up a shelter in theevent that an evacuation wasnecessary in a real scenario.McCoy especially thankedthe management of GlenmoreMercer Landmark for allow-ing their facility to be usedand for assisting emergen-cy personnel in using theIncident Command System incoordinating the scene.
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