2 – The Herald Saturday, August 10, 2013
For The Record
Vol. 144 No. 41
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple, advertisingmanagerLori Goodwin Silette,
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One Year Ago
Allen County Agricultural Society mem-bers honored the 2012 Hall of Fame inductee,Charles “Chuck” Faulder, and saw this year’sAllen County Fair Royal Court crowned dur-ing the annual fair press dinner Thursday atthe fairgrounds. The court includes PrincessEmily Green of the Bunny Boosters 4H Club;Queen Sierra Amstutz of the BeaverdamBunch 4H Club; King Max McAdoo of theBunny Boosters and Harrod Lively 4H clubs;and Princess Michelle Hines of the Paws toPals 4H Club.
25 Years Ago – 1988
The Cloverdale Community Club hasnamed three honor citizens for the annualcarnival Aug. 13. Honor citizens are Herband Josie Bockrath, town residents, and VestaSpitnale, country. Spitnale and her late hus-band Ross sold cotton candy at fairs andsocials. Herb Bockrath was town clerk for14 years, past community club treasurer of the Catholic Knights of Ohio branch 120of Cloverdale and a member of the KalidaKnights of Columbus. Vesta Bockrath is amember of the CK of O. the Altar RosarySociety, VFS of Ottoville and the CloverdaleGarden Club.Nancy Grothouse of Delphos recently grad-uated from the University of Dayton with amaster of science degree in education, major-ing in school counseling. Nancy, the daugh-ter of Louis and Shirley Etzkorn, currentlyteaches elementary music at LincolnviewLocal Schools.The Ottoville Senior Citizens Social held ashort business session and card party recentlyat the VFW social rooms. Pinochle win-ners were Valeria Siefker, high, and BeatriceStepleton, second. Euchre winners wereHerbert Bockrath, first, and Helen Fischer,second.
50 Years Ago – 1963
Members of the Women’s Society of WorldService of the Evangelical United BrethrenChurch and several guests met in the socialrooms of the church Thursday afternoon. Themeeting was opened by President Mrs. M. C.Maloney, followed with prayer by Mrs. JohnGruber. Cora Link, program chairman for theday, introduced her niece, Mrs. Melvin Berryof Elida, who was the speaker.Mrs. Harry Thomas entertained the Once-A-Month Pinochle Club in her home at LimaMonday evening. First prize was awarded toMrs. Henry Boecker, second to Mrs. DickBeggs and low to Mrs. Jerome Altenburger.Mrs. James Trenkamp received the travelingprize.Routine business was transacted at a meet-ing of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia heldTuesday night in the Knights of Columbusclub rooms. It was decided to hold a social forthe public Aug. 20, with Eleanora Schmersaland Mary Louise Brickman as chairladies.They will be assisted by Flora Heisterman,Philomena Elwer, Teresa Ricker, MagdalineNartker, Mayme Berry, Edith German, AudreyRhinock and Madonna Heyser.
75 Years Ago – 1938
Raabe Motor Sales defeated Diotto’sWildcats 13 to 11 in the only league kitten-ball game played here Tuesday night. Eightinnings were required to settle the contest.Spencerville failed to appear for their gamewith Loetz Market at Waterworks Park. TheStar Café-Coombs game was postponed.The Morris Chapel Church, east of Delphos, and the Elida Methodist Churchhad good representations at the Institute heldat Lakeside the past week. Three from theMorris Chapel representation graduated. Theyare Audrey Heidlebaugh, Dorothy Baxter andBetty Humphreys. The Morris Chapel groupreceived a plaque for obedience of the laws of Lakeside and rules of the Institute.The members of the Phi Delta Sororityheld a swimming paty at Columbus GroveMonday evening. A picnic supper followedthe swimming. In two weeks, the group willhold a steak roast at the Idlewild Club house.The members are to convene at 6:30 p.m. atthe home of Mrs. Richard C. Mueller, EastFifth Street.
ODOT gives weekly road construction report
The following is a week-ly report concerning con-struction and maintenancework on state highwayswithin the Ohio Departmentof Transportation District 1,which includes the coun-ties of Allen, Defiance,Hancock, Hardin, Paulding,Putnam, Van Wert andWyandot.For the most recentinformation concerning theInterstate 75 reconstructionproject through Lima andAllen County, and the safetyupgrade of Ohio 117/309 onLima’s east side please visit:www.odotlima75.org•
Interstate 75 betweenFourth Street and Ohio 81in Lima
will have occasionalnighttime lane restrictionsduring reconstruction of theexisting lanes of pavement,replacement of mainlinebridges and reconstructionof the interchanges. Workbegan in March 2013 andwill continue through fall of 2015. Traffic is maintainedtwo lanes in each directionthe majority of the time. Lanerestrictions generally occurfrom 7 p.m. until 10 a.m. thefollowing morning. All rampentrance and exits are cur-rently available.— All entrance and exitramps at the Fourth Streetinterchange with Interstate75 are now closed. Thesouthbound entrance and exitramps closed Monday, July15 for 60 days for recon-struction. The northboundentrance and exit rampsclosed July 8 until mid Augustfor reconstruction. Traffic isdetoured to the Ohio 65 inter-change then north on Ohio 65(St. Johns Road) to FourthStreet. Electronic messageboards have been placed onInterstate 75 advising motor-ists to use Ohio 65.— Paving of the new laneson Interstate 75 are underway in the northbound direc-tion outside the barrier wall.Paving will continue northto the Ohio 117/309 inter-change. Traffic on Interstate75 could be affected at times.Motorists are cautioned towatch for concrete trucksentering and exiting the high-way over the next severalweeks as the operation con-tinues.—
is twolanes in each directionwithout a center turn lanefrom just west of the inter-change with Interstate 75to Bowman Road during asafety upgrade project whichwill reconstruct areas of thepavement and install a raisedcurb median in the centerof the roadway. All trafficis currently traveling on thenorth side of the roadwaywhile work takes place onthe south. Only two lanes of traffic are maintained, onelane in each direction, fromWillard Avenue (Speedway)to the west of the Interstate75 interchange. This part of the project will be completedthis fall.• Ohio 81 from just westof Stewart Road to just westof Neubrecht Road east of Lima is one lane in eachdirection in the existing east-bound lanes for pavementreconstruction. All rampmovements are currentlymaintained at the interchangewith Interstate 75.
Allen CountyOhio 696
from one milenorth of Beaverdam to thePutnam County line willbe restricted to one lanethrough the work zone forsealing of pavement cracks.
Putnam CountyOhio 634 between FortJennings and U.S. 224
Ohio 15 fromVaughnsville to Kalida
will be restricted to one lanethrough the work zone forpavement repair.
Ohio 12 in ColumbusGrove
closed March 15 fora sewer replacement. Trafficdetoured onto Ohio 65 andSycamore Street back toOhio 12.
U.S. 224 between Kalidaand the Van Wert Countyline
will be restricted to onelane through the work zonefor pavement repair.
Van Wert CountyOhio 66 north of itsintersection with U.S. 30
will close Aug. 19 for twodays for a culvert replace-ment. Traffic will be detouredonto U.S. 224 to U.S. 127, toU.S. 30 back to Ohio 66.
Ohio 66 south of itsintersection with U.S. 30
will close Aug. 26 for twodays for a culvert replace-ment. Traffic will be detouredonto U.S. 224 to Ohio 189, toOhio 190 back to Ohio 66.
Ohio 117 near its inter-section with Ohio 116
willclose Sept. 3 for two days fora culvert replacement. Trafficwill be detoured onto Ohio116 to Ohio 81, to Ohio 66,back to Ohio 117.
U.S. 127 three milessouth of Van Wert
willclose Tuesday for 45 daysfor bridge repair. Traffic isdetoured to Ohio 709 to Ohio118 back to U.S. 127.
Pamela Jean, 63,of Middle Point, Mass of Christian Burial will beginat 11 a.m. Monday at St.John the Evangelist CatholicChurch, the Rev. DaveReinhart officiating. Burialwill follow in ResurrectionCemetery. Visitation willbe from 4 -8 p.m. Sundayat Strayer Funeral Home,where a Parish Wake Servicewill be held at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributions maybe made to the Middle PointFire Department and EMSand The American CancerSociety. Condolences may beshared at www.strayerfuner-alhome.com.
Herman,70, of Delphos, Visitationwill be from 2-4 p.m. Sundayat Strayer Funeral Home,1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos.Memorial contributions areto the benevolence of thefamily. Condolences may beshared at strayerfuneralhome.com.
Anne Reed,57, of Sandusky, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at9 a.m. today at St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church.Burial will follow in St.John’s Cemetery. Memorialcontributions may be madeto Back to the Wild (4504Bardshar Road, P.O. Box423, Castalia, Ohio 44824).Condolences may be sharedat www.strayerfuneralhome.com
Randall B., 62,of Gibsonburg, funeral ser-vices will be at noon todayat Harter and Schier FuneralHome, with PresidentMichael Bissegger officiat-ing. Burial will follow inCarmen Cemetery in Gomer.Visitation will be from 10a.m.-noon today at the funer-al home. Memorial contribu-tions can be made to any chil-dren’s cancer fund. To leaveonline condolences for thefamily, visit www.harterand-schier.com.Corn $5.86Wheat $6.04Soybeans $13.30
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY:
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwestwinds around 10 mph.
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Northwinds around 5 mph.
Mostly sunny in the morning then becomingpartly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds around 5mph.
Mostly clear through midnight thenbecoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. Light and vari-able winds becoming south up to 5 mph after midnight.
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.
Partly cloudy. Chance of showers andthunderstorms through midnight, then slight chance of show-ers after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Chance of measur-able precipitation 40 percent.
TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY:
Mostly clear. Highs inthe mid 70s. Lows in the mid 50s.
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Alma Minnig, 90, of Delphos, died Friday andVancrest Healthcare Center.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.
Norma B. Recker
Norma B. Recker, 93, of Ottawa died at 5:15 a.m. onFriday at Putnam HeritageAssisted Living, Ottawa.Arrangement are incom-plete at Love Funeral Home,Ottawa.
U.S. Postal Service had$740M third-quarter loss
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Postal Service has trimmedits losses to $740 million over the last three months by consoli-dating processing facilities, cutting hours for workers and postoffices and reducing workers’ compensation costs, the agencysaid Friday.Still, year-to-date, the Postal Service had losses total-ing $3.9 billion, and the agency said that without help fromCongress its financial woes will worsen.The report for the financial quarter ending June 30 comes asCongress considers proposals to fix the agency’s finances. Theagency lost $16 billion last year and is trying to restructure itsretail, delivery and mail-processing operations.Over the first nine months of its fiscal year, the PostalService said 104 mail processing facilities were consolidated,career employee work hours were reduced by about 41 millionand operating hours at 7,397 post offices were reduced.The service wants to end most Saturday and door-to-doormail delivery. It also is seeking to reduce its congressionallymandated $5.6 billion annual payment for future retiree healthbenefits. The agency says ending Saturday mail delivery wouldsave $2 billion each year.Joe Corbett, the agency’s chief financial officer, said in astatement that “without comprehensive postal reform legisla-tion signed into law, our hands are tied and we expect multibil-lion dollar annual losses to continue.”The third-quarter loss was far less than its $5.2 billion lossfor the same period last year. Postal officials said its cost-cutting and efficiency moves helped lower losses, along with a$918 million decrease to its workers’ compensation expensesdue to interest rates.Shipping and package revenue continued to be a bright spotfor the agency, increasing 8.8 percent compared to the sameperiod last year. That helped operating revenue rise 3.6 percentto $16.2 billion in the third quarter, compared to last year’sthird quarter.First-class mail revenue, the Postal Service’s most profit-able category, declined by 0.9 percent compared to the sameperiod last year. Total mail volume was 37.9 billion pieces,down from 38.3 billion pieces for the third quarter last year.The Postal Service for years has been wrestling with declin-ing mail volume and a 2006 congressional requirement that itmake advance payments to cover expected health care costs forfuture retirees, something no federal agency does. The agencyexpects to miss a $5.6 billion health care payment next monthat the end of its fiscal year. It defaulted on two similar pay-ments last year.The pre-funding requirement for future retiree health ben-efits accounts for the brunt of the agency’s red ink and under-scores the urgency for Congress to end the mandate, postalofficials say. About $11.1 billion of last year’s $16 billionagency losses were due to the annual health care payments.Earlier this year, the agency backpedaled on its plan toend Saturday mail delivery after running into opposition inCongress.The National Association of Letter Carriers says endingSaturday delivery would hurt small businesses along with ruralresidents and the elderly, who depend more heavily on the mailfor prescription drugs and other goods.Postal officials also want permission to ship beer, wine andspirits to compete with private shippers such as FedEx, sayingit could bring in as much as $50 million a year. The service alsofavors gradually ending most door-to-door deliveries in favorof curbside and cluster box service to save money.Congress is beginning to tackle plans to help the PostalService.A Senate bipartisan proposal would let the agency endSaturday delivery in a year and make changes in how pensionsand retiree health care costs are calculated in an attempt tostabilize the agency’s finances.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Friday:Mega Millions11-20-30-34-38, MegaBall: 12(eleven, twenty, thirty,thirty-four, thirty-eight; MegaBall: twelve)Megaplier3Pick 3 Evening8-5-2(eight, five, two)Pick 3 Midday5-3-0(five, three, zero)Pick 4 Evening1-6-9-7(one, six, nine, seven)Pick 4 Midday1-8-8-0(one, eight, eight, zero)Pick 5 Evening8-6-0-7-4(eight, six, zero, seven,four)Pick 5 Midday5-2-1-1-8(five, two, one, one, eight)PowerballEstimated jackpot: $40MRolling Cash 511-20-28-31-35(eleven, twenty, twenty-eight, thirty-one, thirty-five)Estimated jackpot:$372,000
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