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Mostly sunnyand coolertoday. Highsin the mid60s. Clearand coldertonight with lows in theupper 30s. See page 2.
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2:30-4“DARE TO DREAM TOUR” 2013
6:30-8“DARE TO DREAM TOUR” 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
50¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Courthouse anniversary, p3 Local action, p6-7
Obituaries 2State/Local 3Religion 4Community 5Sports 6-7Classifieds 8TV 9World News 10
9 to vie for 2014Canal DaysQueen crown
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DELPHOS — The annualCanal Days Queen Pageantwill be held at 7 p.m. Sundayin the Jefferson Middle Schoolauditorium. Nine girls fromJefferson and St. John’s highschools will compete for thetitle, scholarships and more.Candidates include: KaitlynSlate, Amanda Ewton, ToriSuever, Kaitlyn Berelsman,Emma Wurst, Tatiana Olmeda,Brittany Schrader, BaileyGorman and Olivia Miller.
is the daughter of Markand Nicki Slate and is a seniorat St. John’s. She is a memberof the National Honor Society,Mission Society and the JuniorOptimists. She has served asa basketball cheerleader forfive years and has also beenpart of the competition squadand the Blue Jay soccer team.Slate is very passionate aboutdance as well and has takendance for many years at theDancer By Gina, where shehas been a competition dancerand a dance assistant. She hasalso participated in the OhioNorthern University HolidaySpectacular for two years. Shehas been very involved in herchurch, where she serves a can-tor, lector and Mass greeterand she has volunteered at theSarah Jane Living Center.
is the daughter of Tom and Deb Ewton and isa freshman at Jefferson. Shehas been active in 4-H for fiveyears and has won best of showwith her rabbit project. She hasalso attended 4-H camp andworked with the program atthe Van Wert Fair and Relayfor Life. Ewton has also beenactive in dance at the Dancerby Gina and karate at Lear’sMartial Arts. She also has aninterest in music and has beenin the choir for two years andhas taken piano lessons. Sheenjoys spending time withfamily and friends.
is the daughter of Matt and Terri Suever and asenior at Jefferson. She keepsherself very busy with activi-ties around her school and incommunity as a member of the varsity cheerleading squadfor both football and basket-ball, Fellowship of ChristianAthletes and volunteers withmany of the youth ministryprograms at hers church. Shealso serves as a volunteercheer coach for the UpwardBasketball Program andgives her time at Our DailyBread Soup Kitchen, Angelsfor Animals and the DelphosCommunity Christmas Project.Suever is also involved indance at the Dancer by Ginaand tumbling at Gym Stars.
SlateBerelsmanSchraderSueverOlmedaMillerEwtonWurstGormanSee QUEEN, page 10
Delphos Cub Scoutswill host a sign-up from6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday atthe Delphos McDonald’s.Scouts will partici-pate in the Canal DaysParade with a float.The first pack meetingwill be held at 6 p.m. Sept.29 at St. John’s Annex.
Cub Scouts setsign-up MondayTender Timesto benefit frompool tournament
CJ’s Sidepockets in VanWert will host an Eight-ball Tournament at 7 p.m.Sept. 20 and 21 with par-ticipants and supportersdonating supplies for TenderTimes Child DevelopmentCenter in Delphos.American PoolAssociation rules will applyin the handicap 10, double-elimination tournament.Registration begins at6:30 p.m. with Calcuttaat 7 p.m. sharp.The cost is $25 per person.Sponsors are still need forthree tables at $50 each.Items needed for the centerinclude: paper towels, toiletpaper, baby wipes, tissues,color paints, constructionpaper, copy paper, children’sbooks and movies, coloringbooks, kitchen trash bags,washable markers, glue sticksand craft item (gogo eyes,pom poms, craft sticks, etc.).The event will also includea $200 add in; door prizes; a50-50 drawing, with half goingto the winner and the other half to Tender Times; and raffles.The pool hall is locatedat 123 N. WashingtonSt., Van Wert.Call Kelly Maurice at 419-890-3676 for more information.
St. Rita’s Ambulatory Care Center at 1800 E. Fifth St. in Delphos is celebrating its 12thyear in Delphos. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)
Activate Allen County setstwo-day Health Summit
BY STEPHANIE GROVESStaff Writersgroves@delphosherald.com
LIMA — Out of 88 coun-ties, Allen County ranks 83with the most detrimentalhealth behaviors includingadult smoking, adult obesity,physical inactivity, excessivedrinking, motor vehicle crashdeath rates, sexually-trans-mitted infections and teenbirth rates.A collaboration betweenthe Robert Wood JohnsonFoundation and theUniversity of WisconsinPopulation Health Institutecalled The County HealthRankings & Roadmaps pro-gram shows the rank of thehealth of nearly every countyin the nation.Per the county’s snapshot,which includes data from2005 through 2011, AllenCounty’s health behaviorswere compared to overallOhio averages and a nationalbenchmark — in parenthesis— and included these results:• adult smokers, the countyand state tallied 22 percent(13 percent)• adult obesity, 37 percentand 30 percent (25 percent)• physical inactivity, boththe county and state logged27 percent (21 percent)• excessive drinking, 16percent verses 18 percent (7percent)• motor vehicle crashdeaths, both the county andstate tallied 11 percent (10percent)• sexually-transmitted dis-eases, 498 in the county and422 in Ohio (92)• teen birth rates, 52 per-cent in the county as com-pared to 38 percent in thestate (21 percent).Given the facts and fig-ures, the county is in need of help and that is where ActivateAllen County steps in.
Ambulatory Care starts 13th year in Delphos
BY NANCY SPENCERHerald Editornspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — St. Rita’s Ambulatory CareCenter begins its 13th year in Delphos this month.The facility has seen an average of 9,000urgent care visits per year since it opened itsdoors on Sept. 10, 2001.“We see a lot of upper respiratory prob-lems, lacerations and questionable fracture,”said Director of Urgent Care Tara Miller.The numbers go up considerably if spe-cialty clinics are included. Local patients canmake an appointment for gastroenterology,orthopedic, urology and heart specialists inDelphos and save trip to the doctors’ offices.“We have specialist who have a day theyare in Delphos so people can stay here inDelphos or have a shorter commute to seetheir doctor,” Miller added.When the center opened 12 years ago, ahealth-care provider was available from 2-8p.m. for urgent care. Seeing a need for moreavailability, since 2009, a provider is avail-able from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday throughSaturday. Lab and imaging are available arefrom 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Fridayand 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.“We recently made a change to ourlab process,” Office Coordinator SherriWannemacher said. “All of our lab work nowgoes through St. Rita’s instead of an indepen-dent lab. We still offer the same services, it’s just processed at St. Rita’s. Patients can stillcome early in the morning and get the workdone and the results are just as timely.”Services offered at the care center include:urgent care, outpatient nursing, x-ray, mam-mography, occupational heal including drugscreenings and breath alcohol testing andphysicals, outpatient lab, EKG, CT scan andphysical medicine and rehabilitation.Specialty physicians include Dr.Tariq Sheikh, gastroenterology; Dr. GarySchniegenberg, orthopedics; Drs. RussellTaylor and Narendra Bansal, urology; and Dr.Julius Kato, heart.Miller said residents considering treatmentshould think of the facility as an after-hoursdoctor’s office and seriously-injured peopleshould still go to the hospital.
Football (7:30 p.m.):Bluffton at Jefferson(NWC); St. John’s at St.Henry (MAC); Allen East atSpencerville (NWC); Elidaat Wapakoneta (WBL); Adaat Columbus Grove (PCL).Boys Soccer (5 p.m.):Miller City at Fort Jennings(PCL); Kalida at Pettisville.Boys Golf: Fort Jenningsat Kalida (PCL), 4:30 p.m.
See ACTIVATE, page 10
2 The Herald Friday, September 13, 2013
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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. 144 No. 65
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
Lori Goodwin 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
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY:
Mostly sunny.Cooler. Highs in the mid60s. North winds 10 to 15mph.
Clear.Colder. Lows in the upper30s. Northeast windsaround 10 mph.
Sunny.Highs in the upper 60s.Light and variable windsbecoming southeast up to 5mph in the afternoon.
 Mostly clear. Lows in theupper 40s. South winds 5to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy.Highs in the lower 70s.
Mostly clear.Lows in the lower 50s.Highs in the lower 70s.
Mostlyclear. Lows in the upper40s. Highs in the lower70s.
 Partly cloudy. Lows inthe mid 50s. Highs in thelower 80s.
Partlycloudy with a 20 percentchance of showers andthunderstorms. Lows in thelower 60s. Highs in thelower 80s.
Don“Gus,” 82, of Ottawa, Massof Christian Burial will be 10a.m. today at Sts. Peter andPaul Catholic Church, Ottawa,with Fr. Matt Jozefiak offici-ating. Burial will be at a laterdate in the church cemetery.Military rites by the OttawaAmerican Legion and VFWwill take place after the massat church. Memorials may bemade to the Putnam CountyHospice or to a charity of thedonor’s choice. Condolencescan be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.
Dennis Lee, 69,of rural Spencerville, funeralservices will be at 10 a.m.Saturday at Church of Christof Auglaize County on St.Rt. 67 in Wapakoneta withMinister Patrick T. Powersofficiating and military ritesbeing conducted at the churchby the Spencerville Veterans.Friends may call from 9:30a.m. Saturday until services atthe church. Memorials may bemade to the family. ThomasE. Bayliff Funeral Home inSpencerville is in charge of arrangements. Condolencesmay be sent to tbayliff@woh.rr.com.
William C. “Bill”Strayer
May 7, 1930-Sept. 11, 2013
William C. “Bill”Strayer, 83, of ruralElida, died at 1:30 p.m.Wednesday of an extend-ed illness in the RoselawnManor Nursing Home inSpencerville, where he wasfor a short while.He was born May 7,1930, in Amanda Township,Allen County, to Gale andEulahla F. Boyer Strayer,who preceded him in death.He married Frances L.Moore on Oct. 11, 1953,whom he met at The OhioState University. Theywould have been married60 years next month. Shesurvives along with threechildren, Donald E. (NancyE.) Strayer of Beavercreek,Nancy L. Strayer of Elidaand Rebecca R. (Brent)English of Elida; and threegrandchildren, CarolineRose English, LorraineFrances English and AaronStrayer English, all of Elida.Bill was preceded indeath by his sister, Betty(John) Blymyer and babyboy Strayer.He was a lifelong mem-ber of the Zion UnitedMethodist Church nearElida.He was a 1948 gradu-ate of Elida High Schooland was a 1952 gradu-ate of The Ohio StateUniversity, earning a B.S.Degree in Agriculture. Hewas a member of the AlphaGamma Sigma AgriculturalFraternity and a member of the OSU Livestock Judgingteam in 1950, which he wasrecently honored for.A lifelong farmer, heraised Registered AngusCattle, which is a 90-yearlong continuous fam-ily tradition, making himthe patriarch of the oldestAngus herd in the state of Ohio.On Thursday, he, hisson-in-law and grand-son were recognized bythe Allen County Soiland Water ConservationDistrict as the 2013 out-standing co-operator.He served as treasurer of the Ohio Angus Associationfor 20 years. He was amember of the Auglaize,Van Wert, Ohio, BlackSwamp, West Central,Eastern Ohio and AmericanAngus Associations. Hewas a long-time memberand advisor for the AmandaAgricultural 4-H Club.Funeral services willbe at 1 p.m. Saturday inthe Zion United MethodistChurch, with Pastor MarkFuerstenau officiating andburial to follow in theHartford Cemetery.Friends may call from4-8 p.m. today at theThomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome in Spencerville andafter noon Saturday at thechurch.Memorials may bemade to the Zion UnitedMethodist Church of Spencerville EMS.
Oleta Marie Fronk
Sept. 24, 1924-Sept. 12, 2013
Oleta Marie Fronk, 88,of Delphos died at 1:40a.m. Thursday at VancrestHealthcare Center of Delphos.She was born Sept. 24,1924, to Don F. and Emma(Rice) Miller, who precededher in death.She was united in marriageto Kenneth L. Fronk on Sept.30, 1945. He preceded her indeath on Nov. 18, 2003. Theyhad just celebrated 58 yearsof marriage before Kenneth’spassing.Oleta was a designerand buyer at Shenk’s BridalBoutique, where she enjoyeddesigning wedding dressesand formal wear for 30 years.She enjoyed singing inthe church choir for over 50years. She also enjoyed takingher suppers to her family andfriends who were shut ins.She was a member of theChristian Endeavor as a youthmember; past elder of the FirstUnited Presbyterian Churchof Christ; and past presidentof the Woman’s Association,Rebecca and Ruth Circles.She was a past Deputy GrandMatron of District Eight of the Order of the Eastern Starand a past Matron of DelphosChapter 26; and a 50-year,life member and titled secre-tary Emeritus for 30 years of service. She also belonged tothe Grandmother Club.Survivors include a son,Phillip (Denise Mathews)Fronk of Delphos; threedaughters, Marcia (Walt)Barber of Beaverdam andCharlotte (John) Birkmeierand Susie (Dan G.) Rode of Delphos; a sister, Anne Millerof Delphos; nine grandchil-dren, Michelle (Dan) Stemanof Delphos, Scott (Renee)Fronk of West Alexandria,Angella (Will) Eversoleof Columbus Grove, Erin(Steve) Stark of Lima, KellyGarmatter of ColumbusGrove, Jason (Leslie)Birkmeier of Elida, BrianBirkmeier of Rawson, Kyle(Samantha) Rode and Lauren(Alan Trentman) Rode; 12great-grandchildren, DomonicMunoz, Sierra Fronk, Maxand Grant Eversole, Rileyand Reese Stark, Klarrissa,Kalyn, Karsyn and CadeGarmatter and Easton andElla Birkmeier; two sisters-in-laws, Catherine Miller andAnna Mae Miller of Delphos;and several nieces and neph-ews.She was also preceded indeath by a great-grandchild,Alexander Munoz; and threebrothers, Dale F., Herbert L.and Robert W. Miller.Funeral services will beat 11 a.m. Monday at Harterand Schier Funeral Home,the Rev. Harry Tolhurst offi-ciating. Burial will take placeat Walnut Grove Cemetery.Visitation will be from 1-8p.m. Sunday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home wherean Eastern Star service willfollow at 8:15 p.m.Memorial contributionsmay be made to First UnitedPresbyterian Church of Christ.To leave online condo-lences for the family, visitwww.harterandschier.com.Wheat $6.23Corn $4.66Soybeans $13.84
One Year Ago
More than 120 students in grades 9-12 fromPutnam County schools congregated at theOttoville Parish Center Wednesday for the fourthannual Putnam County High School LeadershipDay, a program which uses team-building exer-cises and activities to teach leadership skills.
25 Years Ago – 1988
The Fort Jennings Ohio Child Conservationleagues, Dimples and Grins, Frills and Frogs andBuckles and Bows recently donated money to pur-chase a table for the Putnam County branch libraryin Fort Jennings. Accepting the check from PatLiebrecht was librarian Doris Miehls. Also partici-pating in the presentation were Chris Trenkamp,Karen Maenle and Sharon Calvelage.A year ago, the Rev. Chris Vasko, associatepastor of St. John’s Catholic Church and mem-bers of the Father John Otto Bredeick Circle3329 Columbia Squires, began the archeologi-cal excavation of the Miami-Erie Canal to raisethe canal boat Marguerite. While work hasbeen slow, the Squires have been constructinga model of the Marguerite that will be on dis-play during Canal Days.Fort Jennings handed Ottoville its first vol-leyball loss Monday night 15-7, 11-15 and15-11. Fort Jennings was 60 of 69 in serves withKelly Lindeman 19 of 20 and Shannon Hawk11 of 13. In serve receptions the Musketeerswere 44 of 59. Shirley Von Sossan was 12 of 17and Jackie Berelsman 9 of 15. Passing leaderswere Amy Maag 11 of 15 and Hawk 10 of 13.
50 Years Ago – 1963
A full-page advertisement for EckrichFrankfurts appears in Hi-Fi color in today’sHerald. This is the first use of Hi-Fi color print-ing in The Herald since it was founded in 1869.Printing of the advertisement required specialadjustments to The Herald’s flat-bed press.Herald printers Gene Byrne and Jim Lauermade the adjustments in consultation withadvertising manager Gene Laudick, who atone time was a member of the production staff.Elida Garden Club met recently at the Houseof Vogts in Delphos. Mrs. Earl Dienstberger,outgoing president, conducted a business ses-sion. She then conducted a candlelight installationservice for new officers. Those installed wereMrs. Richard Kieswetter, president; Mrs. WilliamStrayer, vice president; Mrs. John Szuch, treasurer;and Mrs. Roland Swank, secretary.The Veterans of Foreign Wars and VFWAuxiliary District 2 Conference was heldSunday in St. Marys with Sophia Brinkmanof Delphos, district president, presiding. Alsoattending from Delphos were Harold Hesseling,commander of the local post; Helen Lisky, localauxiliary president; and Mr. and Mrs. ThomasEdwards, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kaskel, HaroldLadd, Alfreda Schreiber, Doit Swihart, Mrs.Hubert Gladen and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fetzer.
75 Years Ago – 1938
Field Marshal Hermann Goering’s ownnewspaper commented Tuesday on Adolf Hitler’s speech, asserting that Germany wasprepared to take up arms if necessary to aidthe German minority in Czechoslovakia. Thetenor of this and other comments in Germanywas that it was up to Czechoslovakia to makeconcessions which will satisfy not only itsGerman minority but Hitler personally, or,failing that, it is up to the powers of Europe tosay whether they want to go to war to defendCzechoslovakia.Owners of ‘coon hounds are being warnedto keep them protected as it is believed a ringof professional dog thieves is operating inthis section. Saturday night or early Sundaymorning, two valuable dogs were stolen fromThomas Brown near Spencerville. The dogs,Sass and Nailer, are well known in ‘coon-hunting circles and recently their pictureswere carried in a sportsman’s magazine.The Star Café won the Delphos kittenballchampionship from Coombs Shoes Mondaynight at city athletic field by annexing the thirdgame of a 5-game series by a score of 3 to 2.The Miller’s Opticians have challenged theStar to a post-series but no definite decisionhas been made regarding this challenge.
Associated Press
Today is Friday, Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2013. Thereare 109 days left in the year. The Jewish Day of Atonement,Yom Kippur, begins at sunset.Today’s Highlight in History:On September 13, 1788, the Congress of the Confederationauthorized the first national election, and declared NewYork City the temporary national capital.On this date:In 1759, during the final French and Indian War, theBritish defeated the French on the Plains of Abraham over-looking Quebec City.In 1803, Commodore John Barry, considered by manythe father of the American Navy, died in Philadelphia.In 1912, a state funeral was held in Japan for EmperorMeiji.In 1948, Republican Margaret Chase Smith of Mainewas elected to the U.S. Senate; she became the first womanto serve in both houses of Congress.In 1959, Elvis Presley first met his future wife, 14-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu, while stationed in West Germanywith the U.S. Army. (They married in 1967, but divorcedin 1973.)In 1962, Mississippi Gov. Ross Barnett rejected the U.S.Supreme Court’s order for the University of Mississippi toadmit James Meredith, a black student, declaring in a tele-vised address, “We will not drink from the cup of genocide.”In 1970, the first New York City Marathon was held;winner Gary Muhrcke finished the 26.2-mile run, whichtook place entirely inside Central Park, in 2:31:38.In 1971, a four-day inmates’ rebellion at the AtticaCorrectional Facility in western New York ended as policeand guards stormed the prison; the ordeal and final assaultclaimed the lives of 32 inmates and 11 employees.In 1989, Fay Vincent was elected commissioner of MajorLeague Baseball, succeeding the late A. Bartlett Giamatti.In 1993, at the White House, Israeli Prime MinisterYitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat shook handsafter signing an accord granting limited Palestinian autono-my. “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” premiered on NBC.In 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur died at a Las Vegas hospital sixdays after he was wounded in a drive-by shooting; he was 25.In 1998, former Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace diedin Montgomery at age 79.Ten years ago: Angry mourners swarmed Fallujah, Iraq,a day after eight Iraqi police were killed in a friendly fireincident involving U.S. troops; the U.S. military apologizedfor the deaths. The California Democratic Party voted toendorse Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante while continuing tosupport Gov. Gray Davis in the October 7 recall election.Indiana Gov. Frank O’Bannon died at age 73. In Las Vegas,Sugar Shane Mosley beat Oscar De La Hoya, winning aclose but unanimous decision to take the WBC and WBA154-pound titles.Five years ago: Rescue crews ventured out to pluckpeople from their homes in an all-out search for thousandsof Texans who had stubbornly stayed behind overnight toface Hurricane Ike. After wild conjecture over who wouldplay Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night Live,”writer-performer Tina Fey returned to her old show for anopening sketch featuring her and Fey’s former “WeekendUpdate” co-host Amy Poehler as Sen. Hillary Clinton.One year ago: Chanting “death to America,” hundredsof protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed theU.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital and burnedthe American flag. New York City’s Board of Healthpassed a ban on the sale of big sodas and other sugarydrinks, limiting the size sold at restaurants, concessionstands and other eateries to16 ounces.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries were drawnThursday:
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Colorado floodingcuts off mountaintowns, kills 3
LYONS, Colo. (AP) —Heavy rains sent walls of watercrashing down mountainsidesThursday in Colorado, cut-ting off remote towns, forcingthe state’s largest universityto close and leaving at leastthree people dead across arugged landscape that includ-ed areas blackened by recentwildfires.After a rainy week, up to8 more inches fell in an areaspanning from the Wyomingborder south to the foothillswest of Denver. Floodingextended all along theFront Range mountains andinto some cities, includingColorado Springs, Denver,Fort Collins, Greeley, Auroraand Boulder.Numerous roads and high-ways were washed out ormade impassable by floods.Floodwaters poured intohomes, and at least a few build-ings collapsed in the torrent.Boulder County appearedto be hardest hit. Sheriff Joe Pelle said the town of Lyons was completely cutoff because of flooded roads,and residents were huddlingtogether on higher ground.Although everyone wasbelieved to be safe, the del-uge was expected to continueinto Friday.“It is not an ordinary disas-ter,” Pelle said. “All the prep-aration in the world … it can’tput people up those canyonswhile these walls of water arecoming down.”
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VW United Way donates $5,000to West Ohio Food Bank
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VAN WERT — The West Ohio Food Bank (WOFB) is pleasedto announce that a donation of $5,000 has been made by the UnitedWay of Van Wert County to the Freezer Fund at WOFB. This donationalong with donations from the United Way of Shelby County and amajor grant from the Governor’s office along with other donations byconcerned individuals, churches, business and organizations brings thesecond phase of this important $120,000 capital project nearer comple-tion. As it stands now, the WOFB needs to raise about $23,000 to com-plete this project. The freezer project has become a great beneficiary of the commitment of the United Way’s of this area with the United Wayof Hancock County, through its Halt Hunger Initiative fund, committedto the project as well.WOFB CEO Gary Bright said that he is hopeful that others will“step up to the plate and help us complete this important project.”Bright added that “upon completion of this project the food bankwill enter a campaign to add sustaining partners who have a vision of ending hunger together in West Central Ohio as donors, volunteers,advocates, or engaging in this vision with us in other ways.”The industrial freezer and refrigeration units are a key componentin the operation of the food bank as they allow for the storage of 11semi truck loads of frozen products and an additional five truck loadsof refrigerated products. Capacity of that amount of frozen and refrig-erated product allows the food bank to safely serve the needs of theapproximate 175 programs, agencies, shelters, kitchens and pantries inthe 11 counties served by the West Ohio Food Bank.“There was a time early in our history when we had to turn awaymillions of pounds of donated food due to a lack of freezer and coolerspace and this urgently needed improvement will ensure that we willnot have to be in that position again.”Key projects in the future for the food bank will include thereplacement of one of the refrigerated box trucks, as well as theaddition of another refrigerated box truck. Additionally, severalupgrades to the building will increase the efficiency of the overalloperation of the facility.WOFB is proud of the efficiency of the overall operation thatdirects 91 cents out of every donated dollar to providing food tothose in need. The important fact is that for every donated dollar,WOFB can distribute eight meals through our partner agencies.
Putnam County Courthousecelebrates 100th anniversary
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OTTAWA — The PutnamCounty Courthouse in Ottawawill be celebrating its 100thanniversary at 2 p.m. thisSunday. The program willbe held on the north side of the courthouse. Those attend-ing are asked to bring lawnchairs for the program. It willinclude live music and recog-nition of past elected coun-ty officials and guests. ThePutnam County Honor Guardwill open the ceremony.Former Justice RobertCupp is the guest speaker. Incase of inclement weather,the program will be movedinside the courthouse.Tours of the courthousewill be offered from 1:30p.m.-2 p.m. and follow-ing the outdoor program.The tours will start in theCommon Pleas Court on thethird floor. Elected officialswill be available in eachoffice to talk about theirduties.There will also be a videoshowing the history of thecourthouse for viewing in theGeneral Assembly Room onthe first floor.Books, including a narra-tive and pictures of the con-struction and history of thecourthouse, will be offeredfor sale for a donation of $10. The book was written byRandall Basinger and RoseliaDeters Verhoff. The book alsoincludes numerous narrativesfrom residents sharing theirmemories of the courthouse.Proceeds from the saleof the books will go to thePutnam County HistoricalSociety.
 New Aqua Fitnesssession at YWCA
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VAN WERT — The YWCAof Van Wert County began its fallsession water fitness classes onMonday. Offerings this sessioninclude:
POW (Pounds Off inWater)
Enjoy aerobics without theheavy impact on joints. Theresistance of the water is con-stantly working the entire body.Sessions are from 8:15-9 a.m.Monday, Wednesday and Fridaymornings and from 5-5:45 p.m.Monday and Wednesday eve-nings.
Get a great workout whilehaving fun. Use different types of exercise for a full-body workoutand meet all the body’s needs.Sessions are from 9:30-10:15a.m. Monday, Wednesday andFriday mornings.
This low-impact class is ablast in the morning. Participantsget a great workout at theirown pace. Sessions are from9:30-10:15 a.m. Tuesday andThursday mornings.
Joint Effort
The Arthritis Foundation hasapproved this water class to helploosen those sore and aching joints.Sessions are from 4-4:45p.m. Monday and Wednesdayevenings and from 8:15-9 a.m.Tuesday and Thursday morn-ings.
Lap Swim
This is time for the swimmersamong us to swim laps. Thisis offered from 6:30-7:45 a.m.Monday- Friday mornings.All water fitness classes arefree for YWCA Aquatic Packageholders. Classes run on a rollingbasis and welcome newcomersto any class. All aquatic fitnessclasses are taught in the YWCA’swarm water therapy pool.General operating hours are6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday –Thursday; 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Friday; and closed Saturday andSunday. The YWCA is a UnitedWay and Van Wert CountyFoundation funded agency.For more information contactProgram Director Danni Chilesat 419-238-6639, ext. 101.
Pregnancy Life Center Walk For Life
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VAN WERT — The Pregnancy LifeCenter’s annual Walk for Life will takeplace this Sunday at Fountain Park locat-ed on Main Street in Van Wert. Once againthere will be live music provided by thegroup Fortress as the walkers make theirway around the two-mile course. Thewalk will start at 2 p.m. with registrationbeginning at 1:30 p.m. The event will takeless than two hours of your time but willmake a lifetime change for many teens,women, and children in the Van Wert area.The goal this year for the Walk is to raise$30,000 through sponsored walkers. Thismeans the PLC will need as many peopleas possible supporting them at the walk.Remember if you cannot be there that dayyou can still raise money and walk onyour own another time.The PLC has been servicing VanWert and the surrounding counties sinceDecember of 1999. During that time, it hasexpanded its program by offering longeroffice hours, more classes and more staff to better service clients. One of the big-gest changes came three years ago whenthe center was able to take its servicesto teen clients through the Teen SupportProgram. This program allows the PLCto take classes to pregnant teens at theirhome school when they are not able to getto the Center. In addition, there has been amiddle school-aged abstinence group cre-ated through the program called P.I.N.K.(purity, integrity, new ideas, knowledge).This group operated in all three countymiddle-schools (Crestview, Lincolnviewand Van Wert) this past year as well as atThe Resource Center and LifeLinks.“This program has been a vision of the PLC’s for several years, and it hasbeen amazing to see it succeed,” saidPLC Director Trina Langdon. “Aboveall, we were delighted to see the programgrow and the desire for young girls to beinvolved.”When all schools and classes wereactively involved in P.I.N.K., the programwould service approximately 100 girls aweek. Adding this programming to thePLC cost the center an additional $18,000per year.“So far we have been blessed to havethe financing available for this program,however we know that could change atany time. We would hate to see a suc-cessful program only last for a few yearsdue to funding. This is a program that isneeded and valuable to many in this area,”Langdon said.Aside from the service to pregnantteens and the abstinence program, thePLC also offers free pregnancy tests,material support, spiritual guidance andeducational classes, such as pre-natal,baby care, parenting, etc. How the pro-gram works is that by attending classes atthe center, a mother can earn a baby storepass and baby bucks to use at the PLC’sbaby store. The store is stocked by dona-tions from individuals and churches in thecommunity, and has such items as diapers,wipes, new and used clothes and blan-kets, baby hygiene items, including wash,shampoo and rash ointment, and baby fur-niture. The PLC does not have any incomeguidelines. Anyone is welcome to use thecenter and each client’s involvement is upto them.The PLC will service approximately300 teens and women and their childrenin a given year. This includes doing about120 pregnancy tests and intakes. The PLChas proven to be a necessity to many inthe area which is why continued fundingof this local ministry is important. ThePLC does not accept any governmentfunding, but operates entirely on localgiving and fundraising.Langdon said that, “nearly half of ourbudget runs off of how our Walk for Lifedoes. Everything we do or don’t do nextyear is dependent upon what happens withthis year’s Walk.”So far the Walk has brought in around$16,000 in corporate and church sponsor-ship. That portion of the fundraising washighly successful and you can see a fulllisting of those sponsors on the websitewww.pregnancylifecenter.org.Each individual who raises at least $200will earn a free commemorative Walk forLife T-shirt. There is also a goal to haveover 400 walkers in attendance on Sunday.“Any time you have more people inattendance, it adds a level of excitement,”said Langdon. “Plus it is always nice to seeeveryone together, on one day, who valueand appreciate what this ministry is doingon a daily basis.”If you would like to be involved inthis year’s Walk for Life, walk sponsor-ship forms are available at most Van WertCounty and surrounding area churches.You can also visit the Pregnancy LifeCenter at 215 N. Market St in Van Wert orgo to their website www.pregnancylife-center.org for a walk form.
Walk for Life 2012 (Submitted photo)
Rally Day to be celebratedat Trinity Friends
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VAN WERT — Sept. 22 is Rally Day at Trinity FriendsChurch in Van Wert and all are invited to be part of it. A spe-cial Sunday morning service is planned, followed by lunch andspecial activities for all ages.“Rally Day is a time of fellowship to celebrate the arrival of beautiful fall weather, the start of the school year for the kidsand a return to a more normal schedule after a busy summer of activities,” said Senior Pastor Steve Savage. “If you are look-ing for a place to worship, join in our Rally Day service andactivities.”“We want everyone who attends our regular 9 a.m. service,as well as our 10:30 a.m. service, to celebrate together at 9:30a.m. on this special day,” Pastor Savage said.Following the service, a lunch of Gibson’s Backyard BBQpork will be served along with peach cobbler and your carry indishes! Games and activities will follow. These will include acorn hole tournament, free throw shooting contest, golf puttingcontest, card tricksters, a bounce house, balloon artist and facepainting for the children.Trinity Friends Church is located at 605 N. Franklin St. atthe northeast edge of Van Wert.
The Putnam County courthouse will celebrate 100 yearsSunday. (Submitted photo)
1.9-poundhealthy mandrillborn at Col. zoo
COLUMBUS (AP) — TheColumbus Zoo and Aquariumin central Ohio has a new resi-dent: a baby mandrill.Officials announcedThursday the healthy 1.9-pound mandrill boy was bornat the zoo early on Monday.The zoo in a statement saidits animal care team had to stepin and care for the mandrillafter his mother stopped pro-viding him with neonatal care.The mandrill’s mother,Mandisa, initially showedmaternal instincts, but shestopped after other membersof the mandrill troop showedinterest in the baby.Zoo officials say they hopeto reunite the baby with hismother in the near future.Mandrills are the largest of all monkeys.Officials say it is unknownwhen visitors will be able tosee the baby.
Man gets 27years in murder-for-hire plot
COLUMBUS (AP) — AnOhio man has been sentencedto 27 years in prison for charg-es stemming from a murder-for-hire plot targeting his ex-wife.The sentence against60-year-old Daniel W. Lytlecame Thursday in Columbus.The Lockbourne manand co-defendant Brad A.Fickenworth, of Columbus,had been charged with con-spiracy to commit aggravat-ed murder. Lytle faced othercharges.Fickenworth was sentencedto 11 years in prison lastmonth.WCMH in Columbusreports that prosecutors duringthe trial said Lytle had triedto harm his ex-wife in mul-tiple occasions. In one attempt,prosecutors alleged, Lytledrove an unidentified personto her home and workplace toshow the would-be assassinwhere to find her.
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