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Preliminary ’14budget shows$700K shortfall
By NANCY SPENCERHerald Editornspencer@delphosherald.com
Children enjoy ‘Aesop’s Circus’ at library
Performers from the Minnetrista Theatre Preserves put on “Aesop’s Circus,”a puppet show, Tuesday as part of the Delphos Public Library’s Summer ReadingProgram. Above: “Flip,” left, introduces Reginald the tap-dancing mouse as the lionwaits to tell the story of The Lion and the Mouse. (Delphos Herald/Stacy Taff)See BUDGET, page 12
BY STEPHANIE GROVESStaff Writersgroves@delphosherald.com
Bernice DuplerBernice Dupler, left, and her friend Avril take a breakfrom work outside the Egg Auction building in Nelsonville.(Submitted photo)See DUPLER, page 12
BY ALEX WOODRINGDHI Correspondentnews@delphosherald.com
Michael Fay, right, sits in court with his attorneyBill Kluge. (Putnam Sentinal/Alex Woodring)
BY ALEX WOODRINGDHI Correspondentnews@delphosherald.com
See COUNTY, page 12
2 The Herald Wednesday, July 3, 2013
For The Record
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.
The DelphosHerald
Vol. 143 No. 14
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising manager
Lori 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
Corn $6.18Wheat $6.23Soybeans $15.52
Regina A.Schimmoeller
Nov. 11, 1927-July 1, 2013
Regina A. Schimmoeller,85, of Fort Jennings, diedat 11:57 p.m. Monday atVancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos surrounded by herfamily.She was born Nov. 11,1927, in Boston, Ind., toRaymond and Halla (Cherry)Ulm, who preceded her indeath.On Oct. 19, 1946 she mar-ried Richard J. Schimmoeller,who died Aug. 30, 2009.She is survived by fourchildren, David (Linda)Schimmoeller of FortJennings, Raymond (Becky)Schimmoeller and Robert(Vivian) Schimmoeller of Oak Harbor, and Maria (Don)Ricker of Lima; 14 grand-children; 32 great-grandchil-dren; a sister, Joanne (Bob)Galloway of Van Wert; and aspecial friend, Oscar Beining.She was also precededin death by two brothers,Raymond (Roberta) Ulm andMartin Ulm.Regina retired as secretaryfor the Putnam County CICBoard. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church,Fort Jennings, its Rosary AltarSociety and Catholic Ladiesof Columbia. She was a for-mer mayor of Fort Jenningsand was a Delphos Herald Tri-County Woman of the Year.She was the past president of the Fort Jennings AmericanLegion Auxiliary, a memberof Putnam County HistoricalSociety, former board mem-ber of All-American EnergyCo-operative Association Inc.and a member of the AmericanRed Cross. She enjoyed bak-ing, sewing and crocheting.She did the make-up and cos-tumes for many high schoolmusicals and plays.Mass of Christian Burialwill be at 10 a.m. Friday at St.Joseph Catholic Church, theRev. Charles Obinwa officiat-ing. Burial will follow in thechurch cemetery.Visitation will be from2-8 p.m. Thursday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home,Jackson Township, wherethere will be a ScriptureService at 8 p.m.Memorials may be madeto a charity of the donor’schoice.Condolences can beexpressed at lovefuneralhome.com.
Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, July 3, the 184th day of 2013. There are181 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On July 3, 1863, the three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburgin Pennsylvania ended in a major victory for the North asConfederate troops failed to breach Union positions during anassault known as Pickett’s Charge.On this date:In 1775, Gen. George Washington took command of theContinental Army at Cambridge, Mass.In 1890, Idaho became the 43rd state of the Union.In 1898, the U.S. Navy defeated a Spanish fleet outsideSantiago Bay in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.In 1913, during a 50th anniversary reunion at Gettysburg, Pa.,Civil War veterans re-enacted Pickett’s Charge, which ended withembraces and handshakes between the former enemies.In 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt marked the 75thanniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg by dedicating the EternalLight Peace Memorial.In 1944, during World War II, Soviet forces recaptured Minsk.In 1950, the first carrier strikes of the Korean War took placeas the USS Valley Forge and the HMS Triumph sent fighterplanes against North Korean targets.In 1962, French President Charles de Gaulle signed an agree-ment recognizing Algeria as an independent state after 132 yearsof French rule.In 1971, singer Jim Morrison of The Doors died in Paris atage 27.In 1988, the USS Vincennes shot down an Iran Air jetlinerover the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.In 1993, Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale died in Montreal,Quebec, Canada, at age 56. Comedian “Curly Joe” DeRita, thesixth member of the Three Stooges, died in Woodland Hills,Calif., at age 83.Ten years ago: The U.S. put a $25 million bounty on SaddamHussein, and $15 million apiece for his two sons. (The $30 mil-lion reward for Odai and Qusai Hussein went to a tipster whoseinformation led U.S. troops to their hideout, where the brotherswere killed in a gunbattle.)Five years ago: The Pentagon announced it had extended thetour of 2,200 Marines in Afghanistan, after insisting for monthsthe unit would come home on time. Venus and Serena Williamswon in straight sets to set up their third all-sister Wimbledon finaland seventh Grand Slam championship matchup. Larry Harmon,who turned Bozo the Clown into a show business staple, died inLos Angeles at age 83.One year ago: A federal judge in Amarillo, Texas, foundClayton F. Osbon, a JetBlue Airways pilot who’d left the cockpitduring a flight and screamed about religion and terrorists, notguilty by reason of insanity of interfering with a flight crew. AndyGriffith, 86, who made homespun American Southern wisdomhis trademark as the wise sheriff in “The Andy Griffith Show,”died at his North Carolina home.Today’s Birthdays: Actor Tim O’Connor is 86. Jazz musicianPete Fountain is 83. Playwright Tom Stoppard is 76. Writer-producer Jay Tarses is 74. Attorney Gloria Allred is 72. Folksinger Judith Durham (The Seekers) is 70. Actor Kurtwood Smithis 70. Actor Michael Cole (“The Mod Squad”) is 68. Countrysinger Johnny Lee is 67. Humorist Dave Barry is 66. ActressBetty Buckley is 66. Rock singer-musician Paul Barrere (LittleFeat) is 65. Actress Jan Smithers is 64. Actor Bruce Altman is58. Former Haitian President Jean-Claude Duvalier is 62. Talkshow host Montel Williams is 57. Country singer Aaron Tippinis 55. Rock musician Vince Clarke (Erasure) is 53. Actor TomCruise is 51. Actor Thomas Gibson is 51. Actress Hunter Tylois 51. Actress Connie Nielsen is 49. Actress Yeardley Smith is49. Singer Ishmael Butler is 44. Rock musician Kevin Hearn(Barenaked Ladies) is 44. Actress-singer Shawnee Smith is 44.Actress-singer Audra McDonald is 43. WikiLeaks founder JulianAssange is 42. Actor Patrick Wilson is 40. Country singer TrentTomlinson is 38. Actress Andrea Barber is 37. Singer ShaneLynch (Boyzone) is 37. Actor Ian Anthony Dale is 35. ActressElizabeth Hendrickson is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer ToniaTash (Divine) is 34. Country singer-songwriter Sarah Buxton is33. Actress Shoshannah Stern is 33. Actor Grant Rosenmeyer is22. Actress Kelsey Batelaan is 18.
One Year Ago
A third of Delphos remains with-out power today as AEP crews waitfor a part to bring the rest of the cityonline. According to Mayor MichaelGallmeier, power outages in the cityare sometimes sporadic. The mainareas affected are North Main Streetand areas west of North Main to StateRoute 66.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Robert Osburn had high praise forhis fellow firefighters as he began hisretirement this week after 23 yearswith the Delphos Fire Department.“We have as good a fire departmentas anybody around. We have a lot of good dedicated firemen,” said Osburn,who retired Friday. Osburn joined thedepartment in 1964 about the sametime Don Schimmoller took over aschief. Schimmoller retired in January.Laura Knippen won second place inzone competition of the God, Flag andCountry oratorical contest sponsoredby Fraternal Order of Eagles. DorisKeller, chairman of the program, pre-sented Knippen with a check for $100.Laura also won local and district com-petition. She received a savings bondfrom Aerie 471, one from DelphosParent-Teacher Organization, as wellas $50 cash from district competition.Tracy Rebecca VonSossan, arecent graduate of Fort Jennings HighSchool, has been awarded the OhioChild Conservation League’s schol-arship Loan. She is the daughter of Daniel and Sandra VonSossan of FortJennings. In high school, she wasactive in band, volleyball, softballand church activities. She will attendHeidelberg College to study sportsmedicine/education.
50 Years Ago – 1963
Members of the Junior CourtCatholic Daughters of America closedtheir meetings for this season this pastweek with a Mystery Trip that includ-ed a wiener roast. The girls met at thehome of the chairman for the JuniorCourt, Dorothy Osting. Several hoursof skating at Oakwood formed part of the day’s outing. Debra Keyser wonthe skating contest.At the recent meeting of theAmerican Legion Auxiliary it wasannounced that Delphos Unit No. 268has been awarded a ribbon for beinga quota unit. A report of the summerdistrict convention was given withDelphos receiving a plaque for hav-ing the best arrangement in the poppycontest.Gale Strayer was elected presi-dent of the Pilgrim Booster Class of the Pilgrim Holiness Sunday SchoolTuesday evening during a meet-ing of the class held at WaterworksPark. Other officers named were PaulMcKee, vice president; FlorenceKohorst, secretary; Margarette Strayer,treasurer, and Frank Rigdon, financialsecretary.
75 Years Ago – 1938
Robert Kihm, an employee of theMueller Chevrolet Company since1931, has leased the new Shell servicestation at the corner of Second andWashington streets. Earl Gould will bethe assistant manager of the new sta-tion. The new station will be known asthe Bob Kihm Shell Service. The sta-tion was built by Joseph A. Schergerand leased to the Shell Oil Company.Two Delphos young men, both starSt. John’s High School athletes, willplay principal parts on the Glandorf baseball team Sunday. Jimmy Langwill hurl for Glandorf against thestrong St. Marys aggregation and DickWulfhorst will be in the receiving sta-tion. A number of Delphos people willlikely go to Glandorf to witness thegame.Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Harpster, SouthPierce Street, received the membersof the Faith-Hope Class of UnitedBrethren Church into their homeFriday evening. It was decided to holda bake sale in the near future. At theconclusion of the business, a potluckluncheon was served. On Aug. 5, theclass will meet at the home of Mr. andMrs. Francis Scott, west of this city.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY:
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers andthunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thun-derstorms through midnight. Then slight chance of showers aftermidnight. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chanceof measurable precipitation 20 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percentchance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percentchance of showers. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to 10mph.
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showersand thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 60s.
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of show-ers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chanceof showers. Lows in the upper 60s.
Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showersand thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s.
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows around 70.
Prosecutors attack Zimmerman story several ways
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A judgetossed out a detective’s statement that hefound George Zimmerman credible inhis description of fighting with TrayvonMartin, a decision that benefits prosecu-tors who are trying to discredit the defen-dant’s self-defense claims.Other efforts by prosecutors to attackZimmerman’s story on Tuesday includedthe cross examination of a friend hecalled after shooting Martin and the tes-timony of a doctor who found the defen-dant’s injuries to be insignificant. Theyalso sought to introduce school recordsthat indicate Zimmerman had studied thestate’s self-defense law, in another swipeat his truthfulness.Prosecutors took the unusual step of trying to pick apart the statements of an investigator they’d called as a pros-ecution witness because some of whathe said appeared to help the defense.Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda asked the judge to strike Detective Chris Serino’sstatement that he thought Zimmermanwas credible when he described how hegot into a fight with Martin. Serino wasthe lead investigator on the case for theSanford Police Department.De la Rionda argued the statementwas improper because one witness isn’tallowed to evaluate another witness’scredibility. Defense attorney MarkO’Mara argued that it’s Serino’s job todecide whether Zimmerman was tellingthe truth.Judge Debra Nelson told jurors to dis-regard the statement.“This is an improper comment,” the judge said.Zimmerman has said he fatally shotthe unarmed black 17-year-old in self-defense in February of 2012 becauseMartin was banging his head into a con-crete sidewalk. Zimmerman, 29, couldget life in prison if convicted of second-degree murder. He has pleaded not guilty.To earn a conviction on the charge,prosecutors must prove there was illwill, spite or a depraved mind by thedefendant.The prosecutor also questioned Serinoabout his opinion that Zimmerman didn’tdisplay those negative emotions towardMartin.De la Rionda played backZimmerman’s call to police to reportthe teen wailing through his gated com-munity. Zimmerman uses an expletive,refers to “punks” and then says, “Thesea———-. They always get away.”The detective conceded thatZimmerman’s choice of words could beinterpreted as being spiteful.The state has argued that Zimmermanprofiled Martin from his truck and calleda police dispatch number before he andthe teenager got into a fight. Zimmermanhas denied the confrontation had any-thing to do with race, as Martin’s fam-ily and their supporters have claimed.Zimmerman’s father is white and hismother is Hispanic.Several moves by prosecutors Tuesdaywere aimed at showing inconsistencies inZimmerman’s statements.Prosecutors asked the judge to allowthem to introduce school records showingZimmerman took a class that addressedFlorida’s self-defense law. They say itwill show he hadknowledge of thelaw, even though heclaimed he didn’t in an interview withtalk show host Sean Hannity. The inter-view was played for jurors.O’Mara objected, saying the recordswere irrelevant. He referred to the pros-ecution’s efforts to introduce them as “awitch hunt.”The judge said she would rule later inthe week.Late in the morning the prosecutionquestioned Mark Osterman, a friend whospoke with Zimmerman after the shoot-ing.Under questioning by de la Rionda,Osterman said that Zimmerman told himMartin had grabbed his gun during theirstruggle, but that Zimmerman was able topull it away.That account is different from whatZimmerman told investigators in mul-tiple interviews. In those interviews, heonly said it appeared Martin was reachingfor his gun prior to the shooting. He nevertold police the teen grabbed it.“I thought he had said he grabbed thegun,” Osterman said. “I believe he saidhe grabbed the gun.”A Sanford Police Department fin-gerprint examiner testified that none of Martin’s prints were found on the gun.Prosecutors also called a medicalexaminer who had reviewed evidence forthem to the witness stand. Dr. Valerie Raotestified that Zimmerman’s injuries wereinsignificant, bolstering the prosecution’sclaims that Zimmerman’s life wasn’t in jeopardy during his fight with Martin.Rao was not the medical examiner whoautopsied Martin.“They were so minor that the indi-vidual who treated and examined Mr.Zimmerman decided stitches weren’trequired,” Rao said.CLEVELAND (AP) — TheseOhio lotteries were drawn Tuesday:Mega Millions36-42-51-52-53, Mega Ball: 40(thirty-six, forty-two, fifty-one,fifty-two, fifty-three; Mega Ball:forty)Megaplier4(four)Pick 3 Evening5-7-2(five, seven, two)Pick 3 Midday6-3-0(six, three, zero)Pick 4 Evening8-3-1-3(eight, three, one, three)Pick 4 Midday2-1-1-4(two, one, one, four)Pick 5 Evening3-6-1-8-0(three, six, one, eight, zero)Pick 5 Midday1-3-1-4-0(one, three, one, four, zero)PowerballEstimated jackpot: $60 millionRolling Cash 505-15-19-29-37(five, fifteen, nineteen, twenty-nine, thirty-seven)Estimated jackpot: $100,000
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Open Mon.-Fri. 10-8;Sat. 10-6; Sun. 11-4
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• 8:00 AM - NoonDelphos Municipal Building
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NOT accepted
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After this: 1st Saturday in Oct. & 1st Saturday in MayFor individual pickup of large quantities - call 419-203-6810
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Celebrate the Fourth of Julywith friends and good food!
 American Pie
 1 21-ounce can blueberrypie filling1 10-inch pie crust, baked1 8-ounce package creamcheese, softened1 cup powdered sugar1 12-ounce containerfrozen whipped topping,thawed1 21-ounce can tart cher-ry pie filling Pour blueberry pie fill-ing into cooled pie crust;refrigerate 30 minutes. Blendcream cheese and powderedsugar until smooth; fold inwhipped topping. Spreadover blueberry pie filling;refrigerate 30 minutes more.Layer cherry pie filling overcream cheese mixture; refrig-erate at least 4 hours beforeserving. Makes 6 servings.
 Grilled Backyard BeerBurgers
 1 1/2 pounds lean groundbeef 1 small onion, finelychopped (1/4 cup)1/4 cup regular or nonal-coholic beer1tablespoonWorcestershire sauce1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon pepper2 cloves garlic, finelychopped6 rye or whole wheathamburger buns, splitToppings of your choice Heat gas or charcoal grill.In medium bowl, mix allingredients except buns andtopping choices. Shape mix-ture into 6 patties, about 3/4inch thick.
Place patties ongrill rack over medium heat.Cover grill; cook 10 to 15minutes, turning once, untilmeat thermometer insertedin center of patties reads160ºF. Add buns, cut sidesdown, for last 4 minutes of grilling or until toasted.
Topburgers with toppings of your choice; serve on buns.
Makes 6 servings.Variation: For BurgundyBurgers, substitute 1/4 cupBurgundy wine for the beer.*Avoid pressing down ona hamburger patty while it’scooking—you’ll squeezeout much of the flavorful juices!
 If you enjoyed these recipes, made changes or have one toshare, email kitchenpress@yahoo.com.
 First Assembly of God hosts H.I.S. Home bikers
For the third consecutive year, Delphos First Assembly of God recently hosted theH.I.S. Home Bikers for a Friday evening dinner and a place to clean up and rest. Thechurch also provided breakfast and joined the bikers for morning devotions beforethe group left for the last leg of their journey of love. Four years ago, Geoff andJudy Van Berkel organized the annual 300-mile bike ride aimed at raising moneyto help H.I.S. Home, a 125-child home located in Port Au Prince, Haiti. During the300-mile trek, the bicyclists cover upwards of 50 miles or more each day and stop atchurches along the route for a place to stay and meals. The route requires the use of back roads, given the group’s size, and volunteers trail the bikers with a van carry-ing supplies, water and the like. The journey begins in Rockford, Mich., and ends inHarrod, where the families of dozens of adopted Haitian children meet for fellowshipand more. The Van Berkels have adopted two girls, Daphna and Gracie, from theHaiti orphanage and are in the process of adopting two more children from there.(Submitted photo)
DAAG anounces its Family Fun Day
Information submitted
Support your local art guild by purchasing yourchicken dinner ticket.On July 26, DAAG is providing pick-up and deliver-ies for local businesses with orders over 15 for lunch.This is great for a lunch carry-in at the workplace —making it easy and delicious.Or on July 27, make it a family affair by joining themat the gazebo at Stadium Park for an Art in the ParkInteractive Sidewalk Chalk Contest and Hair Chalkingbetween 9:30 to 11 a.m. with 4x6 photo taken of eachentry by Jodi Vaske Hershey of Treetop Studios andchalking by hair artists from Studio 320.A chicken dinner lunch carry-out or picnic-style eat-in will follow between 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On the menuis half chicken, watermelon slices, potato salad, roll andbutter, utensils and napkins. Water and pop will also beavailable.Bring a blanket and some chairs.Art in the Park is $5 per family and chicken dinnersare $7 each.All proceeds benefit the Delphos Area Art Guild.Pick up tickets now at Studio 320 or Curves, or call419-741-4118 to coordinate business or group orders.Visit www.delphosareaartguild.com to view addi-tional details.
When pigs flyat the Rib Fest
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VAN WERT — For the sec-ond consecutive year, pigs willbe falling from the sky at theseventh annual Van Wert RibFest.Plastic pigs, that is, will bedropped over a designated areaat the Rib Fest by the UnitedWay of Van Wert County. Thisevent will help support manyarea organizations aided by theUnited Way.Pigs may be purchasedfrom any United Way Boardmember for $10. Pigs may alsobe purchased at the FountainPark Summer Concerts. Onlya limited number of pigs willbe sold.The pig that falls closest tothe marked pig pen will win$650 for its “owner.” The piglanding second-closest to thepig pen will earn $350 and thepoor pig that lands the farthestaway from the pen will earn$250 for its owner.For more information aboutthis event, call the United Wayoffice at (419) 238-6689 orthe Van Wert Area Conventionand Visitors Bureau at (419)238-9378.For more information aboutall of the events and entertain-ment going on at this year’sRib Fest visit their website atwww.vanwertribfest.com
Corn hole tournament scheduled
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VAN WERT — Theseventh annual Van WertRib Fest Corn HoleTournament will takeplace at 1 p.m. on Aug. 3.The tournament issponsored by First Bankof Berne.This event will be a sin-gle- or double-eliminationtournament, dependent onthe number of teams par-ticipating. There will beno round-robin played.The tournament willbe limited to the first 32teams registered. Teamsmust be pre-registered –there will be no on-siteregistration the day of theevent.Entry fee is only $20per team. Registrationform and payment must bereceived by July 26.Cash prizes will beawarded to the first- andsecond-place teams. Fiftypercent of the entry feecollected will be awardedto the first-place team and25 percent of the entryfees collected will beawarded to the second-place team.Entry forms are avail-able at all branches of First Bank of Berne, atthe office of the Van WertArea Convention andVisitors Bureau at 136 E.Main Street in Van Wertor online at www.visit-vanwert.org/documents/2013CornHoleTournamentEntry.pdf For more informationabout all of the events andentertainment going on atthis year’s Rib Fest visit-vanwertribfest.com

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