2 – The Herald Saturday, August 17, 2013
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Vol. 144 No. 46
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple, advertisingmanagerLori Goodwin Silette,
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Linda Lea (Fox), 63, of Venedocia, funeralservices will be at 5 p.m. today at Harter and Schier FuneralHome, Pastor Thomas Emery officiating. Burial will take placeat Venedocia Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from11 a.m.-5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contribu-tions can be made to the Middle Point Fire Department orVenedocia Lions Club. To leave online condolences for thefamily, visit www.harterandschier.com.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY:
Mostly sunny in the morning then becomingpartly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds 5 to 10mph.
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Eastwinds around 5 mph.
Mostly sunny. Highs around 80. East windsaround 5 mph.
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.Southeast winds around 5 mph shifting to the south aftermidnight.
MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT:
Mostlyclear. Highs in the 80s. Lows in the mid 60s.
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.
Sheriff asks farmersto inspect corn nearintersections
VAN WERT — Van WertCounty Sheriff Thomas M.Riggenbach is seeking assis-tance from area farmers andlandowners to enhance motor-ists’ public safety. This is thetime of year when cornfieldsreach their full height and canalso hamper visibility at inter-sections. When the view of approaching traffic is blocked,the results can be serious acci-dents.Anything which removessight obstructions, such astrimming the tops of cornstalks down to the level of the ears, helps insure motor-ist safety. Sheriff Riggenbachasks everyone who farmsthroughout Van Wert Countyto inspect intersections wherethey have corn and removesight obstructions. This allowsall motorists to travel VanWert County roads with ahigher degree of safety.
The following is a week-ly report concerning con-struction and maintenancework on state highwayswithin the Ohio Departmentof Transportation District 1,which includes the countiesof Allen, Defiance, Hancock,Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, VanWert and Wyandot. This reportis issued each week beginningin April and continues throughNovember.For the latest in statewideconstruction, visit www.ohgo.com. Please contact us at 419-999-6803 with any informa-tion needs.
Construction andMaintenance ProjectsWeek of Aug. 19I-75 Reconstruction Project
For the most recent infor-mation concerning the I-75reconstruction project throughLima and Allen County, and thesafety upgrade of Ohio 117/309on Lima’s east side please visit:www.odotlima75.org· I-75 between FourthStreet and Ohio 81 in Limawill have occasional nighttimelane restrictions during recon-struction of the existing lanesof pavement, replacement of mainline bridges and recon-struction of the interchanges.Work began in March and willcontinue through fall of 2015.Traffic is maintained two lanesin each direction the majorityof the time. Lane restrictionsgenerally occur from 7 p.m.until 10 a.m. the followingmorning. All ramp entranceand exits are currently avail-able.-The I-75 northbound exitramp to Fourth Street reopenedon Thursday. The northboundentrance ramp is expected toreopen in approximately twoweeks and the southboundramps are anticipated to bereopened in approximatelyone month. Electronic mes-sage boards have been placedalong I-75 to guide traffic forthe Allen County fair to theappropriate exits. Northboundtraffic on I-75 may use exit124 (Fourth Street), south-bound traffic on I-75 can useexit 125 (Ohio 117/309) orexit 122 (Ohio 65). Exit 124southbound will remain closedthroughout the fair. There willbe no access to I-75 fromFourth Street during the fair.Use Ohio 65 or Ohio 117/309to access I-75 from the fair-grounds. Signs have beenplaced throughout the area toguide traffic to and from thefairgrounds.-Paving of the new lanes onI-75 is under way in the north-bound direction outside the bar-rier wall. Paving will continuenorth to the Ohio 117/309 inter-change. Traffic on I-75 could beaffected at times. Motorists arecautioned to watch for concretetrucks entering and exiting thehighway over the next severalweeks as the operation continues.· Ohio 117/309 is two lanesin each direction without a cen-ter turn lane from just eastof the interchange with I-75to Bowman Road during asafety upgrade project whichwill reconstruct areas of thepavement and install a raisedcurb median in the center of the roadway. All traffic is cur-rently traveling on the northside of the roadway whilework takes place on the south.Only two lanes of traffic aremaintained, one lane in eachdirection, from Willard Avenue(Speedway) to the west of theI-75 interchange. This part of the project will be completedthis fall.· Ohio 81 from just west of Stewart Road to just west of Neubrecht Road east of Limais one lane in each directionin the existing eastbound lanesfor pavement reconstruction.All ramp movements are cur-rently maintained at the inter-change with I-75.
There are no projectsscheduled by the Allen Countymaintenance garage which willsignificantly affect traffic inthe coming week.
Ohio 65 between Leipsicand the Henry County line andbetween Columbus Grove andOttawa will be restricted to onelane through the work zone forpavement repair. Work is beingperformed by the PutnamCounty ODOT maintenancegarage.Ohio 12 in ColumbusGrove is now open.
Van Wert County
Ohio 66 north of its inter-section with U.S. 30 will closeMonday for two days for a cul-vert replacement. Traffic will bedetoured onto U.S. 224 to U.S.127, to U.S. 30 back to Ohio66. Work is being performedby the Van Wert County ODOTmaintenance garage.Ohio 66 south of its inter-section with U.S. 30 will closeAug. 26 for two days for a cul-vert replacement. Traffic will bedetoured onto U.S. 224 to Ohio189, to Ohio 190 back to Ohio66. Work is being performed bythe Van Wert County ODOTmaintenance garage.Ohio 117 near its intersec-tion with Ohio 116 will closeSept. 3 for two days for a cul-vert replacement. Traffic will bedetoured onto Ohio 116 to Ohio81, to Ohio 66, back to Ohio117. Work is being performedby the Van Wert County ODOTmaintenance garage.U.S. 127 three miles southof Van Wert closed Tuesdayfor 45 days for bridge repair.Traffic is detoured to Ohio709 to Ohio 118 back to U.S.127. Work is being performedby Brumbaugh Construction,Arcanam.
Janet E. Smith
Feb. 1, 1956-Aug. 15, 2013
Janet E. Smith, 57, of Spencerville, passed awaypeacefully at 6:19 a.m.Thursday at St. Rita’s MedicalCenter, surrounded by herfamily after a courageous bat-tle with cancer.She was born Feb. 1, 1956,in Lima to Richard and ShirleyPotts Harruff, who survive inSpencerville.On April 26, 1974, shemarried her best friend andsoul mate, Jessie J. Smith,who died Sept. 29, 1995.Survivors include a son,Richard (Sandra) Smith of Celina; a sister, Sherry Wieter,and her fiance, Scott Dittoof Delphos; nephew, CurtisHarruff of Lima; nieces, BethWieter of Spencerville, Mandy(Mat) Miller of Spencervilleand their children, Mathewand Logan, Jamie (Scott)Bruce of Wapakoneta andtheir daughter, Amaya,Tammy Coil of Spencervilleand her daughter Amber; andbrothers-in-law, Leon Wieterand Dennis Harruff, both of Spencerville.She was preceded in deathby her sister, Pamela Harruff;and sister-in-law, RoxanneHarruff.Funeral services will beat 10:30 a.m. Monday in theThomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome in Spencerville, theRev. Andrew J. Atkins offici-ating. Burial will follow in theSpencerville Cemetery.Friends may call from 2-5p.m. Sunday at the funeralhome.In lieu of gifts or flow-ers, memorial contributionsmay be made to the HumaneSociety of Allen County.
Delores “Dolly” V.Sheeter
Delores “Dolly” V. Sheeter,85, of Delphos, passed awayon Friday afternoon at herresidence surrounded by herloving family.Arrangements are pendingat the Strayer Funeral Home.Wheat $6.01Corn $5.94Soybeans $13.97
Mary Lou Atkinson
Dec. 25, 1931-Aug. 11, 2013
Mary Lou Atkinson, 81,passed away peacefully athome on Aug. 11 after a cou-rageous battle with lung can-cer.She was born in Van Buren,Ind., on Dec. 25, 1931, to GuyRobin and Elizabeth (Volk)McKee.Living all of her young lifein Delphos, Mary Lou movedto Chagrin Falls where shemarried the love of her life,Russell “Russ” R. Atkinson,on Sept. 5, 1970. He precededher in death on Nov. 15, 2011.She is survived by herson, Robert (Shea) Alexanderof Youngstown; her daugh-ter, Toni Carroll (Michael)Jones of Brandon, Miss.;her stepson, Russell (Nancy)Atkinson Jr. of Rockwood,Mich.; and many grandchil-dren and great-grandchildren.Also preceding her in deathwere four brothers, WendellMcKee, Paul McKee, JamesMcKee and Charles McKee;and a stepdaughter, CherylKinsey.Her family and faith, cen-tered at her home in Chagrin,were most important to her.At her request, serviceswill be private and arrange-ments made by Stroud-Lawrence Funeral Homelocated in Chagrin Falls.In lieu of flowers, the fami-ly requests that memorial con-tributions be made to Hospiceof the Western Reserve, 17876St. Clair Avenue, ClevelandOH 44110.
One Year Ago
The Young Riders Horse Club had five mem-bers qualify against high standards to competeat the Ohio State Fair Junior Fair show at theOhio State Fairgrounds. They include JeanaleBonifas, daughter of Larry and Heather Bonifasof Landeck; Reagan Priest, daughter of Bob Priestand Kara Priest of Van Wert; Leah Lichtensteiger,daughter of Dave and Janice Lichtensteiger of Ohio City; and Lindsey and Paige Motycka,daughters of Joe Motycka of Convoy.
25 Years Ago – 1988
When Harold Glen Brooks photographedBaxter Bridge one February morning in 1985, henever thought the photo would win a contest andbe included in an album bound for Australia. So hewas more than a little surprised when he was noti-fied recently his photo had captured first place inCategory A of the Lima-Allen County CommunityAmbassador Photo Contest. His winning printwill be included in an album community ambas-sador Kim White will present to her host familyin Australia.Delphos Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliarypresented a gift of $200 to the Delphos PublicLibrary for its services to the elderly. Taking partin the presentation were Helen Gasser, president of the auxiliary; Mary King, trustee; Nancy Mericle,library director; and Doris Keller, junior pastmadam president of the auxiliary.Larry W. Deitering, son of Larry and DianeDeitering of Delphos, has been named to thedean’s list for the second semester at St. FrancisCollege, Fort Wayne. He achieved a 4.0 gradepoint average. Deitering is a graduate of St. John’sHigh School.
50 Years Ago – 1963
The Gospel Mariners Quartet will appearSaturday night at Delphos Evangelic UnitedBrethren Church, according to the Rev. WalterMarks, pastor. Ned Williman, baritone memberof the group, is the son-in-law of Rev. and Mrs.Marks and has written many of the songs thequartet sings.Peppers and cabbage are grown in the tri-coun-ties primarily for home use and sale at roadsidestands. But last week two extension service repre-sentatives looked over experimental fields grownfor St. Marys Foods, Inc., and decided peppers andcabbage show promise as a commercial project.The group toured the farms of Al Metzger, north-east of Delphos; Oscar Hempfling, southeast of thecity; and Norbert Niemeyer and Karl Krendl, whoboth farm south of Delphos.Guest speakers at the weekly Rotary luncheonmeeting Wednesday at NuMaude’s Restaurantwere Irvin Hanf, Service Director for the city of Delphos, and Councilman George Grothous. Bothspoke in regards to the tubing of the canal for thepurpose of creating off-street parking.
75 Years Ago – 1938
Further plans for the annual K of C picnic tobe held Sunday were made at a regular meetingof the local council held in the K of C roomsTuesday evening. The picnic for members of thelocal council and their families will be held at P.A. Warnecke’s grove, east of this city, beginningat 2:45 p.m. Sunday. In the event of rain, the out-ing will be held at Leo German’s place east of Delphos.The Delphos senior league is now without theservices of two regular teams. Miller’s Opticians,one of the favorite kittenball teams here for anumber of years, has disbanded. Loetz Market hasalso dropped from the schedule. Russell Judkins,manager of the league play in Delphos, stated thatall league games on the Miller and Loetz schedulewill be forfeited to the opposing team as the gamesappear on the league schedule.Mrs. Don Ford, East Second Street, entertainedthe members of the Nira Club and three guestsat her home Tuesday evening. Her guests wereMrs. Robert Lyle, Mrs. Frank Bowsher and Mrs.Lawrence Lang. In euchre, Mrs. James Dillionwas high and Margaret Collette, second.
Fort Jennings Schools
High school - Ala Carte pretzel and cheese every Friday andsalad bar every Wednesday. High school - additional fruit andvegetable daily.
Week of August 21-23Wednesday:
Pepperoni pizza, corn, cocoa bar, fruit.
Chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes,peas, dinner roll, fruit.
Hot dog, baked beans, cake, fruit.
Ottoville Local SchoolsWeek of August 21-23Wednesday:
Pizza, chips, corn, pineapple, milk.
Hamburger, french fries, green beans, apple-sauce, milk.
Chicken nuggets, tossed salad, butter bread, pears,milk.
Today is Saturday, Aug. 17,the 229th day of 2013. There are136 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On August 17, 1943, theAllied conquest of Sicily duringWorld War II was completed asU.S. and British forces enteredMessina.
ODOT releases weekly road report
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