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Wednesday,July24,2013
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Junior golf results, p6Van Wert announces Ohio StateFair qualifiers, p4
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Council looks at raising income tax
BY NANCY SPENCERHerald Editornspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS—AspecialcouncilmeetingcalledbyMayorMikeGallmeierpro-ducedmorequestionsthananswersTuesday.Facingadeficitofmorethan$250,000inthe2014Budgetandlossesofnearly$1millioninwaterandsewerchargesforReser’sFineFoodsandanundeterminedamountinincometaxfromthe104employeeswhowilllosetheirjobs,DelphosCityCouncilconsideredoneofitsoptionsTuesdayevening.Councilheardonfirstreadingtwopiecesofleg-islationtoraisetheincometaxforDelphosresidentsandbusinessesfrom1.5percentto1.75percentandplacethemeasureontheNov.5GeneralElectionballot.Thetaxincreasewouldgenerateapproximately$400,000peryear.Discussionquicklyfol-lowedwithCouncilmanJimKnebelsayinghewouldnotvoteforeithermeasurebeforeseeingwhatcutscouldbemade.“Iwillnotvoteforthiswhenwehavefiremenmak-ing$70,000,”hesaid.“Whatmakesusthinkthecitizenswillpassthis?Weneedtolookateverything.Wecan’tfindanythingifwearen’tlooking.”SafetyServiceDirectorGregBerquistsaidevery-thingisonthetableforcuts.“Wearelookingatalldepartmentsforcuts,”Berquistsaid.“Nothingissafe.”CouncilPresidentKimRiddellcommentedonthetax.“The$400,000fromtheincometaxdoesn’tevensolveourproblems,”shesaid.“Weneedmorethanthattofillthegapsofthelossesfromthebusinessesleavingandthedeficitwealreadyhadbeforewelearnedtheywereleaving.”CouncilmanKevinOstingwantedtohearacontingencyplan.“Whatarewegoingtodoifitdoesn’tpass?”heasked.“Howcanwepassthiswith-outknowingtheplan?”Ostingalsoquestionedovertimeonthebooks.“Whatkindofovertimedothewaterandsewerplantshave?”heasked.“Ithoughttheyweregoingtotaketimeoffduringtheweeksotheycouldworkweekendswith-outovertime.Whatishap-peningwiththat?”AuditorTomJettinghoffhadsomenumbersavailableontheissue.For2012,thewaterdepartmenthad$12,000inovertimefor$145,000insalariesandthesewerdepart-menthad$8,500inovertimefor$206,000insalaries,”hesaid.CouncilmanJimFortenerwasconcernedabouttheremainingbusinesses.“Wecan’tkeepraisingandraisingrates.Wehavetofindawaytobringsomethingintotown,”hesaid.“Wecan’tputthisalloffontheonesthatarestillhereorwewillseethemleaveaswell.”CouncilmenaskedBerquistandJettinghoffformoreinformationonthebud-getandtheseparatedepart-mentsaswellasinputfromcityemployees.Wecouldusesomeinsightfromtheoneswhoareoutthereeverydaydoingthe jobsastohowwecansavemoney,”Knebelsaid.Healsoaskedforthebasecostsforoperatingthewaterandwastewatersewerplants.Councilwillholdanotherspecialmeetingat7p.m.Tuesdayincouncilcham-bers.Themeetingisopentothepublic.
Summer  Reading Program endswith a splash
The Delphos PublicLibrary’s SummerReading Program culmi-nated at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdaywith the annual Pool Partyat the Delphos MunicipalSwimming Pool. Readersin grades K-5 who readat least 90 minutes a weekand their families swamdespite temperaturesdropping to the low 70s.(Delphos Herald/StacyTaff)
Ottovillehiresnewpoliceofficer
BY STEPHANIE GROVESStaff writersgroves@delphosherald.com
OTTOVILLE—VillagecouncilheldarelativelyshortmonthlymeetingMondaynightdiscussinganewlyhiredpoliceofficer,vacatingtheSixthStreetalleytomakewayforanewhomeconstructionandapprovalofnewzoningandwater/sewermaps.
ChiefofPoliceJayHerrickreportedthateverythingwentOKwiththechurchfair.HeaddedthatthedepartmentjusthiredOfficerAmyKimmey,aDelphosresident,asitsnewpart-timeofficer.Atthistime,Herricksaidthedepartmentislookingtohireanotherofficer.MayorRonMillerwelcomedguestsMattHilversandhiswifetospeak.
Hilversapproachedcoun-cilwithplotplansheacquiredthroughthePutnamCountywebsite.Heexplainedthathelivesat391SixthSt.andwouldliketobuythepropertynexttohim,whichisone-halfofanacreand77feetwideby192feetdeep,andbuildanewhome.Atthistime,thereisanalley,whichisanextensionofSixthStreetthatwasneverdeveloped,andhewantscounciltoconsidervacat-ingthealley.
“ItstopsonBruce’s(Bendele)propertylineandneverwentallthewaythrough,”Millerexplained.“ItwassupposedtogothroughBruce’spropertybutneverdeveloped.”
 Five German cultural exchange students are here
Five students from the Verl and Werther area in Germany arrived in the U.S.on Sunday. They will stay with host families in Delphos and will attend DelphosJefferson and St. John’s high schools this Fall. After four months of “the Americanexperience,” they will return home to Germany on Dec. 14. Students include, fromleft, Jacob Thomas, Madeleine Müller, Charlotte Kloty, Merle Kampwirth and MarieHorstmann. (Submitted photo)Sue Hempfling sells Linda Schulte a ticket to theupcoming “Raising the Roof” Barn Dance to be heldSaturday in the Dairy Barn at the Van Wert CountyFairgrounds. Proceeds are to help with buildingimprovement projects. Doors open at 7 p.m, with musicprovided by Inside Straight from 8-11 pm. Sandwicheswill be available from the Venedocia Lions and drinkswill be available from the VFW Post 5803. Admission is$10. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Sr. Fair BoardOffice, AgCredit, or at the door. (Submitted photo)
Mostlysunnytodaywithcoolertempera-tures.Highsinthemids70sandlowsinthelower50s.Seepage2.
LJGA hosting AwardsBanquet
LIMA—Theannu-alLimaJuniorGolfAssociationwillhostitsannualseason-endingAwardsBanquetMondayatShawneeCountryClub.Thoseexpectingtoattendshouldplanonarrivingbetween6:30-7p.m.,withdinnerbeginningat7p.m.AnRSVPwouldbegreatlyappreciatedbutnotrequired;e-mailljga@woh.rr.comtoRSVP.ItisopentoallLJGA juniorgolfersandfamilies.LJGAparticipant’smealisprovidedandnon-partici-pantsare$19eachtobepaidatthedoor(cashorchecks –nocreditcardsaccepted).Dresscodeisshirtswithcollarsandnoshortsorjeans.Trophiesforalleventswillbehandedoutanddoorprizeswillbegivenouttojuniorgolfers.Playersnotabletoattendcanpickuptheirtrophy(ies)atSwingRiteGolfRangeuntilOct.1st.GuestSpeakerisDougWadeofthePGA.
Jefferson hosting sportsmeeting
JeffersonAthleticDirectorChrisSommersannouncedtheschoolwillbehostingitsFallSportParentmeeting6p.m.Mondayinthehighschoolcafeteria.Allparentswithahighschoolathleteparticipatinginafallsportareencouragedtoattend.OnFriday,theDelphosAreaArtGuildisprovid-ingpick-upanddeliveriesofBBQchickendinnersforlocalbusinesseswithordersover15forlunch.Onthemenuishalfchicken,watermelonslices,potatosalad,rollandbut-ter,utensilsandnapkins.OronSaturday,makeitafamilyaffairbyjoin-ingthematthegazeboatStadiumParkforanArtintheParkInteractiveSidewalkChalkContestandHairChalkingbetween9:30-11a.m.with4x6phototakenofeachentry.Achickendinnerlunchcarry-outorpicnic-styleeat-inwillfollowbetween11a.m.to1:30p.m.Waterandpopwillalsobeavailable.ArtintheParkis$5perfamilyandchickendinnersare$7each.AllproceedsbenefittheDelphosAreaArtGuild.Dinnersticketsareavailablebycalling419-741-4118tocoordinatebusinessorgrouporders.
DAAGsetschickendinners,FamilyFunDay
 Barn dance set to raise money fo fairgrounds improvement projects
See OTTOVILLE, page 10
 
At 9:14 a.m. Tuesday,while on routine patrol in the1100 block of Elida Avenue,Delphos Police came intocontact with a vehicle driv-en by Julie Gengler, 42, of Delphos, at which time itwas found that Gengler hadan active warrant for herarrest issued out of Van WertMunicipal Court. Genglerwas cited for a traffic vio-lation and was taken intocustody on the warrant. Shewas transported to the VanWert County Jail and will appear in Van Wert MunicipalCourt on the warrant.At 6:14 a.m. Tuesday, police were called to the 400block of South Main Street in reference to a theft from amotor vehicle complaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the victimstated someone had broken out a window on the lockedvehicle and had taken a small amount of money that wasin plain sight.At 5:52 a.m. Sunday, police were contacted by a subjectin reference to a sexual assault complaint that occurredwithin the city limits. The victim stated that while at agathering of friends, they were sexually assaulted by a sub- ject known to them. The victim received medical attentionat a local medical facility. The case was forwarded to theDetective Bureau for further investigation.At 7:09 p.m. Sunday, police were called to the 200 blockof Clime Street in reference to a burglary complaint at aresidence in that area. Upon officers’ arrival, they observedsomeone had forced their way into the residence through awalk-in door. At the time of the report, the victim was stillcompiling a list of items taken from the residence. The casewas forwarded to the Detective Bureau for further investi-gation.At 10:45 a.m. Saturday, police were called to a residencein the 800 block of Skinner Street in reference to a burglarycomplaint. Upon officers’ arrival, the complainant statedsomeone had gained forcible entry into the residence in theovernight hours and had taken several items from inside. Thecase was forwarded to the Detective Bureau.At 9:15 p.m. Saturday, police were called to WaterworksPark in reference to an assault that occurred at that location.Upon officers’ arrival, they met with the juvenile victimwho advised they had been assaulted by a subject known tothem. The victim had physical injuries that were treated atthe scene. Upon speaking with the assailant, he admitted toassaulting the victim. Charges will be filed into Allen CountyJuvenile Court.At 8:36 p.m. Sunday, police were called to a business inthe 700 block of Clime Street in reference to a theft from amotor vehicle that was parked at the business. The victimstated someone had gained entry into the unlocked vehicleand had taken a CD player from inside the vehicle.At 4:49 p.m. Sunday, police were called to the 800 blockof Skinner Street in reference to a theft complaint. Uponofficers’ arrival, the victim stated someone in the past weekhad taken the central air unit for the residence while they hadbeen away.At 8:08 p.m. Sunday,police went to a resi-dence in the 700 block of Jennings Street in refer-ence to an active arrestwarrant for a subject at theresidence. Upon officers’arrival, they located andarrested Teresa Boroff, 50,of Delphos on an activearrest warrant issued out of Defiance County for failureto appear in court on a priortraffic violation.At 1:19 p.m. Saturday,police were contacted by a residence of the 600 block of West Third Street in reference to a breaking and enteringcomplaint at that residence. The victim stated someone hadgained entry into the unlocked garage and had taken itemsand caused damage to property inside the garage.At 3:55 a.m. Saturday, police were called to a businessin the 200 block of West Fifth Street in reference to a theftcomplaint. Upon officers’ arrival, they met with a subjectwho advised that upon arrival, they parked a motorcycleat the business and had gone inside to buy an item. Whenthey returned to the motorcycle, it was found someone hadremoved and taken the keysto the motorcycle.At 10:34 p.m. Friday,while on routine patrol,police came into contactwith Michael Sparrow, 22,of Delphos, at which timeit was found that Sparrowwas operating a motorvehicle while having hisdriving privileges sus-pended. Sparrow was citedinto Van Wert MunicipalCourt on the charges.2 The Herald Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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GenglerBoroff Sparrow
Wheat $6.29Corn $6.68Soybeans $15.76
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY:
Mostly sunny. Cooler. Highs in the mid 70s.Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
TONIGHT:
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Northeastwinds around 5 mph through midnight becoming light andvariable.
THURSDAY:
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.Northeast winds around 10 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT:
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s.Southeast winds around 10 mph.
FRIDAY:
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.
FRIDAY NIGHT:
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chanceof showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.
SATURDAY:
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.
One Year Ago
The Delphos Public Library SummerProgram Pool Party was held at the DelphosMunicipal Swimming Pool Tuesday. Of the210 readers in grades K-5 who signed upfor the program, 146 finished their booksand received invitations to the party alongwith their families.
25 Years Ago – 1988
This summer’s drought has brought backmemories to some old-timers of the area orof stories they heard from their fathers of asummer long ago when the Auglaize Riverwent dry and there was no water running init. Harry Patton of Ridge Road, Delphos,spoke of the drought 80 years ago, “Myfather and I walked down the middle of theriver bed to visit my uncle, Fred Buettner,who lived one-half mile north of the Pattonplace on Buettner Road.”Donna Eley of Spencerville has beenpresented with the Ohio Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary prestigious awardfor outstanding volunteer service in 1987-88 hospital programs. She was presentedthe award by Auxiliary District PresidentShirley Miller for her volunteer servicesat Joint District Memorial Hospital, St.Marys.President of Trim Trends Inc., RalphAmburgey and Spencerville plant managerDoug Parker displayed the Q-1 award toplant employees at an outdoor ceremonyThursday. Ford Motor Company presentedthe Spencerville plant the Q-1 preferredquality award. The plant produces decora-tive ornamentation and window assembliesand employs 237 people.
50 Years Ago – 1963
The Gospel Mariners, television person-alities of WHIO-TV Dayton, will appear at7:30 p.m. Sunday in Van Wert First FriendsChurch on East Central Avenue. They willalso appear in Delphos EUB Church at7:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Ned Williams, baritoneand lay minister of the group, is the son-in-law of Rev. and Mrs. Walter Marks of Delphos.Delegates representing the Woman’sSociety of Christian Service of TrinityMethodist Church at the Delaware Schoolof Missions the week of July 15-19 wereMrs. Ralph Mericle, Mrs. Howard Sadler,Mrs. Don May and Mrs. Paul Rozelle.Youths attending the Girls School of Missions to receive training for youth fel-lowship work were Carol Armstrong andDiane Broaddus.Karen Louth represented DelphosEvangelical United Brethren Church lastweek at Camp St. Marys in the seniorcamp in which more than 300 youth wereenrolled. One of the highlights of the rec-reation was a ball game in which the youthwere opposed by a team of ministers andcounselors. For the first time in severalyears, the youth were defeated.
75 Years Ago – 1938
The Rev. C. A. Ford, pastor of thePilgrim Holiness Church, is making plansfor the formal dedication of the new churchwhich is nearing completion on SouthBredeick Street. The dedication will beheld on Labor Day, according to Rev. Ford.The church was built through contributionsof members of the church and Delphosfriends. The lumber for the framework wasdonated and the site was also a gift.A softball team has been organizedin Ottoville with Felix Greulich as man-ager. The team, known as the OttovilleMerchants softball team, defeated theGrover Hill Merchants by an 11-4 count.Hubert Leis, on the mound for Ottoville,allowed only three hits and was givenexcellent support by his teammates.Colonel Thomas F. McNeill, com-manding the ROTC camp at Fort Knox,Kentucky, presented 70 medals Saturdayto winners in the various athletic contestsheld at camp. Jean G. Peltier of Delphos,student at Ohio State University, wasgiven a medal for championship softballplaying.
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The Marion TownshipTrustees held their regu-lar scheduled meeting onMonday at the MarionTownship Office with thefollowing members present:Joseph Youngpeter, HowardViolet and Jerry Gilden.The purpose of the meet-ing was to pay bills and con-duct ongoing business. Theminutes of the previous meet-ing were read and approvedas read. The trustees thenreviewed the bills and gaveapproval for 21 checks total-ing $8,312.35.Road Foreman Elwerreported that the Road andSign Inventory for July has-Marion been completed.There is a tree alongDogleg Road in the right-of-way that needs to be removedand the second round of mow-ing has been completed.There being no further busi-ness a motion to adjourn byViolet was seconded by Gildenand passed unanimously.
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VAN WERT - Off StageProductions, a communitytheatre company providingquality and affordable dinnertheatre, proudly announcesopen auditions for its upcom-ing ghostly farce production“Honeymoon At GravesiteManor” written by Pat Cook.This family friendly mystery-comedy will be directed byAmber Evans.Open auditions are set for7 p.m. Aug. 4 and Aug. 6 atthe Van Wert Senior Centerlocated at 220 Fox Road, VanWert. The cast consists of 10people: three-four male andsix-seven females, with anage range of 15 and up. Noprior acting experience nec-essary. Scripts are availablefor review before auditionsat Premier Financial, 211 S.Walnut St., Van Wert. Call419-605-6708 for more infor-mation. Plan now to attendthe production with five showdates for consideration: Oct.4, 5, 6, 11 and 12.Come audition for ourfall show. Prepare to jointhe group and have the timeof your life while enter-taining patrons in a relax-ing and comfortable setting!Stay tuned for forthcomingannouncements indicatingshowtimes and reservationinformation of the five showsheld at the Senior Center onFox Road, Van Wert, OH.Off Stage Productions can befound online at http://www.offstagetheatre.com/jmla/.
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FORT WAYNE — A few good o1’ boys fromVan Wert attended the Three Rivers Raft Race onSaturday in Fort Wayne. The group of men knownas the A-Billys include Alan Art, Andy Tracy, AdamBrower and Craig Black.They successfully finished the two-mile race in anAstro van that looks like The Mystery Machine.The team was awarded third place in their divisionfor most creative raft. They just wanted to give a spe-cial thanks to all who supported them in their adven-ture and a extra special thanks to Ohio City AutoSalvage for the lending of a really cool raft build.
The A-Billys, a group of men from Van Wert, float along the river on their Astro van raft during Fort Wayne’sThree Rivers Festival Raft Race. (Submitted photo)
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PUTNAM COUNTY —Putnam County Treasurer,Tracy Warnecke wants toremind second half mobilehome tax payers that final dateof payment will be July 31.Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30p.m. weekdays. Treasurer’sOffice is located on the secondfloor of the courthouse.
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VAN WERT — The American RedCross and the governing board of the VanWert County Red Cross are pleased toannounce the appointment of Van Wertresident Sandra Lane as the Van WertCounty Red Cross Community ChapterExecutive. Lane began her leadershipduties on Monday.Lane has been a Red Cross volunteer forthe past four years and was awarded theRed Cross Volunteer of the Year for 2012.“We feel Sandra will bring a tremen-dous work ethic and energy to the posi-tion of Community Chapter Executive.We are excited to have her as a Red Crossemployee and we are pleased that we werefortunate to find a member of the com-munity to fill this position. A special thankyou goes out to the governing board mem-bers for their patience and understandingas we worked through this very importantprocess”, stated search committee mem-ber David Collins, Allen County ChapterExecutive.Lane was selected by a search commit-tee comprised of Van Wert County RedCross board members, as well as talentacquisition personnel from National RedCross. She brings a strong background inpublic relations, blood services manage-ment and financial management to theposition of Community Chapter execu-tive.As part of her duties as Van WertCommunity Chapter Executive, Lane willalso provide administrative oversight to theAmerican Red Cross of Paulding County.Lane replaces long-time ChapterExecutive Edie Laukhauf, who retired inFebruary.
Battle of the Bandsfundraiser to be heldat Hoyt’s Tavern
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KALIDA — On Aug. 3, sixlive bands will be a part of theBattle of the Bands competi-tion to be held at Hoyt’s Tavernin Kalida. There will also be a$1,500 cash drawing, as wellas a pork loin dinner. All this,for $25 a ticket.All proceeds will benefitthe Playground EquipmentFund at the New Kalida Park.As noted, the $25 ticketgains you admission to TheBattle of the Bands, a chanceat the $1,500 cash drawing anda pork loin dinner. Doors openat 5 p.m. Please contact Amyat 419-234-8550 for pre-saletickets.The Kalida Park Board sin-cerely appreciates all the sup-port, past, present and futurein the development of the newKalida Community Park.
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SHELBY (AP) —Authorities say a mechanicworking on a car found ababy’s body inside a boxin the vehicle’s trunk ata repair shop in northernOhio.Police in Shelby say themechanic discovered thebody Tuesday after notic-ing a strange odor.Investigators say themechanic realized the odorwas coming from the trunk,opened it and found thebox. When the mechanicwent to put the box tothe curb for disposal, heopened it and found thebody.Police say the car’sdriver is a 17-year-old girl.She is being interviewed.Shelby Police Chief Charlie Roub tells theMansfield News Journalit’s not clear how long thebody had been inside thecar.
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