Answers to Wednesday’s questions:
With no eyeholes in Sesame Street’s Big Bird costume,the performer inside sees where he’s going on a miniatureTV monitor inside the costume that gives the puppeteer athird person’s view of Big Bird and his surroundings.When it comes to the Internet, the bounce rate is thepercentage of visitors to a website who leave after viewing just one page.
How do used tennis balls from Wimbledon and else-where enable animal conservationists in Great Britain tohelp endangered species?How many phobias plagued obsessive-compulsivedetective Adrian Monk on the TV mystery series
Answers in Friday’s
2 – The Herald Thursday, June 27, 2013
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Vol. 143 No. 10
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Aug. 17, 1941-June 25, 2013
Barbara McClaskey, 71, of Delphos, died at 9:53 p.m.Tuesday at St. Rita’s MedicalCenter.She was born Aug. 17,1941, in Ashland, Ky., to Johnand Ollie (Conley) Farrow,who preceded her in death.She was united in mar-riage to Arthur McClaskey onNov. 7, 1959. He survives inDelphos.Other survivors includea son, Ricky McClaskeyof Bidwell; two daugh-ters, Deborah Tiviner of Columbus and Mary (Kevin)Watkins of Delphos; eightsisters, Betty (Marv) Shockeyof Kentucky, Johnnie (Levi)Scarberry of Lima, MaryWalters of McArthur, LindaRhinehart of Jackson, Ohio,and Vicki, Jodi, Linda andShirley Farrow of Dayton;two brothers, Glen Farrowof West Virginia and JohnFarrow Jr. of Dayton; manynieces and nephews; 12grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.She was also precededin death by her daughter,Kathryn Pugh; a sister, EvaKirby; a granchild, TamiReese; and a great-grand-child, Timothy Ewing.Mrs. McClaskey was ahomemaker .Funeral services will be at2 p.m. Saturday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, Rev.David Howell officiating.Visitation will be from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at thefuneral home.Burial will be at a laterdate.Memorial contributionscan be made to the family.To leave online condo-lences for the family, visitharterandschier.comCorn $6.74Wheat $6.42Soybeans $15.33
Resident scaresaway burglar
At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday,Delphos Police were called tothe 800 block of West SkinnerStreet in reference to aattempted burglary complaintat a residence in that area.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated that someonehad attempted to gain entryinto the residence while theywere at home and they madea disturbance and scared thesubject away.
Items missing fromhome
At 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday,Delphos Police were calledto the 800 block of SouthWashington Street in refer-ence to a burglary complaintat a residence in that area.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated someone hadgained entry into the resi-dence and had taken itemsfrom inside the residence.
Delphos manarrested on warrant
At 8:11 p.m. on Tuesday,Delphos Police were calledto the 200 block of SouthMain Street in reference to anuncooperative subject at thatlocation.Upon officers’ arrival, theycame into contact with PaulCrummel, 40, of Delphos, atwhich time they found thatCrummel had an active war-rant for his arrest issued outof Allen County for failing toappear in a non-support case.Crummel was taken intocustody and later turnedover to deputies from theAllen County Sheriff’sDepartment.The following individuals appeared Wednesday beforeJudge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common PleasCourt:
52, Delphos, pleaded not guilty to onecount of aggravated trafficking in drugs, felony three;two counts of aggravated trafficking drugs, felony two;and two counts of trafficking drugs, felony five.She was released on a surety bond until her pretrialon July 17.
20, Delphos, was arraigned on threecounts of theft, each a felony of the fifth degree.He pleaded not guilty and he was released on a suretybond with an 11 p.m. curfew until his pretrial scheduledfor July 17.
25, Defiance, entered a plea of guilty to trespassing in a habitation, a felony of thefourth degree. A second charge, complicity to aggravatedassault, was dismissed for his plea.The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and setsentencing for Aug. 7. He was released on a surety bond.
31, Defiance, entered a plea of guilty toaggravated assault, a felony of the fourth degree.The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and setsentencing for Aug. 7. She was released on surety bond.
Changes of pleasRicky Girod,
51, Grover Hill, changed his plea toguilty to illegal possession of chemicals for manufactureof drugs, a felony of the third degree.The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and setsentencing for July 24.
34, Spencerville, changed his pleato guilty to three counts of importuning, each a felony of the second degree. Four other counts (two for importing,attempted rape and disseminating matter harmful to juve-niles) were dismissed for his plea.The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and setsentencing for Aug. 7. His cash bond was continued.
26, Van Wert, changed her plea toguilty to trafficking in heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.She then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieuof Conviction and her case was staying pending comple-tion of the treatment program.
31, Convoy, was sentenced on a chargeof possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree.He was sentenced to three years community control,180 days jail with work release, additional 30 days jail,100 hours community service, substance abuse assess-ment and treatment, two years intensive probation,driver’s license suspended six months and ordered to paycourt costs and partial appointed counsel fees.A 12-month prison term was deferred pending comple-tion of community control.
28, Van Wert, was sentenced on twocounts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, each a felonyof the third degree.She was sentenced to three years community control,90 days electronic house arrest, an additional 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, substance abuseassessment and treatment, two years intensive proba-tion, driver’s license suspended six months, ordered topay court costs, mandatory fine of $5,000 on each count,restitution of $1,000 to the drug task force and partialappointed counsel fees.Twelve months of prison on each count, concurrent,was deferred pending completion of community control.
Probation violationMegan Wannemacher,
27, Van Wert, appeared fora probation violation for being terminated from theWORTH Center. She admitted the violation and wasordered to serve 11 days jail, which was the remainingpart of her previous nine-month sentence.
March 27, 1924-June 18, 2013
Benjamin Franklin Meeks,89, of Delphos died at 9:20p.m. June 18 at VancrestHealthcare Center.He was born March 27,1924, in Delphos to GeorgeW. and Lucinda (Johnson)Meeks, who preceded him indeath.Survivors include manynieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.He was also preceded indeath by two sisters, MaryClosson and Marie Miller;two brothers, George W.Meeks Jr. and Ivan Meeks;three stepbrothers, William“Hick” Nelson, Marvin“Toad” Nelson and FrancisNelson; and a stepsister,Eileen Reinaball.Mr. Meeks loved countrymusic and playing the mouthharp.A private burial will beheld at a later date in TruroCemetery.Memorials are to donor’schoice.To leave condolences forthe family, visit harterand-schier.com.
One Year Ago
Ventriloquist and jug-gler Mike Himmelgarnhad the crowd in stitchesTuesday during his show atJefferson Middle School forthe Delphos Public Library’sSummer Reading ProgramFamily Night. More than 150parents and children enjoyedthe offering.
25 Years Ago – 1988
First-place winners at the11th annual St. John’s ben-efit dance held Saturday inthe gymnasium were Deb andLenny Klaus, they won $1,000.Bob and Paula Weinandy, sec-ond, were awarded the secondprize of $300. Jeanne Looserand Jeff Laudick, St. John’sparishioners, were co-chair-persons of the annual eventto raise money benefiting St.John’s schools.Ginny Miller and daugh-ter Sherri of Ottoville andMarilyn Metzger of Kalidawere among those attend-ing the Fort Jennings annualpark festival Sunday. Rides,games, barbecued chickenand a drawing were featured.Winners of the drawingwere Michelle Gasser, $500;Charlotte Streets, $250; andMilton Nichols, $100.Marine Lance Cpt. RichH. Basinger, son of Jerry andHattie Basinger, ColumbusGrove, has been promoted tohis present rank serving withMarine Corps Security ForceCompany, Naval Air Station,Cecil Field, Fla. A 1986 grad-uate of Columbus Grove HighSchool, he joined the MarineCorps in February 1987.
50 Years Ago – 1963
At the weekly meeting of Delphos Kiwanis Club, withPresident Gene Hayes pre-siding, members saw a trav-elogue of Western NationalParks and the Seattle World’sFair. The program was spon-sored by The Indiana MobileHomes and presented by theKiwanis Club of St. Marys.Mrs. Arthur Mueller washostess to the members of the Charity Workers ClubWednesday evening in herhome on West First Street.Games of 500 were playedwith first prize being awardedto Martha Maas and the travel-ing prizes to Odessa Wehingerand Marie Metzner.Key Clickers at ColumbusGrove had a field day Sundaywhen they participated in theannual national field day of Amateur Radio operators. Thegroup has two members inthe MAR3, associate with theU. S. Air Command and canbe used in time of disaster.They are Gene Gander, whohas been a member for threeyears, and George Oberdier,who has been a member forabout seven months.
75 Years Ago – 1938
The Walter Rosselit DrugStore was moved over theweekend from the Buschbuilding into the Wrocklagebuilding at 205 N. Main St.The installation of a new andmodern front has been com-pleted and is now being paint-ed. The front will be finishedin white enamel. The interiorof the store has been refin-ished and the wall cases havebeen re-varnished.A new department has beenadded to the Allen County(Delphos) Fair for this year.The board of directors hastaken action to provide awardsfor airplane models and formanual arts exhibits. Theexhibit will be placed in theFrank Kurber Store.A total of 48 were in atten-dance at the annual reunion of Ambulance Company No. 332which was held in Delphoson Sunday. The company wasformed in October 1917 andserved together for nearly twoyears overseas. A. J. Weber,only Delphos member of thecompany, was chairman of thecommittee on arrangementsfor Sunday’s reunion.
Today is Thursday, June 27, the 178th day of 2013. There are 187days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On June 27, 1963, President John F. Kennedy spent the first fullday of a visit to Ireland, the land of his ancestors, stopping by theCounty Wexford home of his great-grandfather, Patrick Kennedy,who’d emigrated to America in 1848.On this date:In 1787, English historian Edward Gibbon completed work on hissix-volume work, “The History of the Decline and Fall of the RomanEmpire.”In 1844, Mormon leader Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum,were killed by a mob in Carthage, Ill.In 1846, New York and Boston were linked by telegraph wires.In 1893, the New York stock market crashed.In 1922, the first Newberry Medal, recognizing excellence in chil-dren’s literature, was awarded in Detroit to “The Story of Mankind”by Hendrik Willem van Loon.In 1942, the FBI announced the arrests of eight Nazi saboteurs putashore in Florida and Long Island, N.Y. (All were tried and sentencedto death; six were executed while two were spared for turning them-selves in and cooperating with U.S. authorities.)In 1944, during World War II, American forces liberated theFrench port of Cherbourg from the Germans.In 1950, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution callingon member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from theNorth.In 1957, more than 500 people were killed when HurricaneAudrey slammed through coastal Louisiana and Texas.In 1977, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws and barassociation rules that prohibited lawyers from advertising their feesfor routine services.In 1988, at least 56 people were killed when a commuter train raninto a stationary train at the Gare de Lyon terminal in Paris.In 1991, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black jurist to sit on the nation’s highest court, announced his retirement.(His departure led to the contentious nomination of Clarence Thomasto succeed him.)Ten years ago: More than 735,000 phone numbers were registeredon the first day of a national do-not-call list aimed at blocking unwel-come solicitations from telemarketers.Five years ago: North Korea destroyed the most visible sym-bol of its nuclear weapons program, the cooling tower at its mainatomic reactor at Yongbyon. (However, North Korea announcedin September 2008 that it was restoring its nuclear facilities.)In Zimbabwe, roaming bands of government supporters heckled,harassed or threatened people into voting in a runoff election in whichPresident Robert Mugabe was the only candidate.One year ago: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and former IrishRepublican Army commander Martin McGuinness offered eachother the hand of peace during a private meeting inside Belfast’sriverside Lyric Theatre. A 22-year-old former Texas Tech Universitystudent from Saudi Arabia, Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, was convictedin Amarillo of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. (Helater received life in prison.)Today’s Birthdays: Business executive Ross Perot is 83. FormerInterior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is 75. Singer-musician BruceJohnston (The Beach Boys) is 71. Fashion designer Vera Wang is64. Actress Julia Duffy is 62. Actress Isabelle Adjani is 58. Countrysinger Lorrie Morgan is 54. Actor Brian Drillinger is 53.
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Mostly cloudyin the morning then becom-ing partly cloudy. A 40 percentchance of showers and thunder-storms. Highs in the mid 80s.Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy.A 20 percent chance of showersand thunderstorms through mid-night. Lows in the upper 60s.West winds 5 to 10 mph.
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