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SilverSneakers tailgate at park 
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Members of the local SilverSneakers Club held a tailgate party at Stadium ParkThursday afternoon. After a carry-in lunch featuring chili and hot dogs, backyardgames of skill were played, including horseshoes, corn hole, ladder golf and TossAcross, a tic-tac-toe game offered in the late 1960s. Above: SilverSneaker andBrown’s fan Roger Pothast tosses a horseshoe during a game. See additional photoon page 10. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spender)
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 Rish shares ‘Traveling Trunk’ with fourth-graders
On Thursday, St. John’s Elementary School fourth-graders studying fossil sciencewere treated to a special presentation by Allen County Museum Education CuratorSarah Rish — who calls the presentation of rocks, minerals and fossils a “TravelingTrunk.” During the presentation, students learned the difference between rocks andminerals, found ways to identify minerals and learned the three classes of rocks andhow they are formed. The “Traveling Trunk” includes many specimens, includingmammoth and mastodon teeth, a Tyrannosaurus Rex tooth and a Velociraptor claw, among others. Above: Rish explained the differences in minerals and that quartz isthe most common mineral in the world. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)
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Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
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ST. RITA’SA boy was born Sept. 30 toTara Hay and Kevin Crowleyof Elida.A girl was born Oct. 2 toJordyn Dunnigan and MatthewTierney of Spencerville.
LindaJ., 63, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at11 a.m. today at St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church,the Rev. Chris Bohnsackofficiating. Burial will beat a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials maybe made to the AmericanCancer Society or VancrestHealthcare Center. Onlinecondolences may be sharedat www.strayerfuneralhome.com.
Marcella D.“Sally,” 101, formerly of Venedocia and a residentof Roselawn Manor inSpencerville, funeral ser-vices will be at 10:30 a.m.Saturday in the Thomas E.Bayliff Funeral Home inSpencerville, with PastorJim Fletcher officiat-ing. Burial will follow inthe Spencerville Cemetery.Friends may call from 4-8p.m. today at the funeralhome. Memorial contribu-tions may be made to theFirst Baptist church or to theRoselawn Manor ActivitiesFund. Condolences may besent to tbayliff@woh.rr.com.
Judy Kay,63, of Holgate and formerlyof Willshire, funeral serviceswill be held at 10:30 a.m.Saturday at Ketcham-RipleyFuneral Home in Rockford.Friends may call from2-8 p.m. today and from9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at thefuneral home. Memorialsmay be directed to theHamler American Legion.Condolences may be sentonline at ketchamripley.com.
One Year Ago
The Fort Jennings High School senior class will pres-ent “Comic Book Artist” Friday and Saturday in theschool auditeria. The play is directed by Rose MaryWarnecke with assistance from Joyce Brokamp andRoger Rex.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Fort Jennings Central Jaycee Women met recently in St.Joseph rectory basement with 17 members present. Planswere finalized for the fifth annual craft fair to be held atthe Fort Jennings High School auditorium. A Christmasparty for the members children is being planned for Dec.27. Chairpersons are Diana Saum and Jill Osting.Sunrise Sunset Chapter of Ohio Child ConservationLeague recently held its annual children’s party. Mothersand their children toured the animal hospital on East FifthStreet. Dr. Jones took the children on a tour of the hospitaland gave a demonstration of a routine physical for a dogor cat.Ottoville beat Ayersville 15-0 and 15-8 in girls vol-leyball. Leaders for Ottoville were Darla Taylor, twoaces, one kill and one block; Cheryl Klima, two aces, fivepoints, five spikes and one kill; Ortha Knippen, 10 points;Carmen Flores, six points and 12 sets; Kelly Kaufman, 12sets and one block; and Denise Burgei, three spikes andone kill.
50 Years Ago – 1963
The National Future Farmers of America have awardedtwo of their highest degrees to two Tri-County residents,Richard Hummel of Spencerville and Rex Bowersock of Middle Point. Hummel, vocational-agriculture instruc-tor at Spencerville High School, was honored with theHonorary American Farmer Degree. Bowersock, a 1960graduate of Jefferson High, received the American FarmerAward.Mrs. Richard John was elected matron of DelphosChapter No. 26, Order of the Eastern Star Thursday nightduring a regular meeting of the order held in the MasonicTemple. Richard John was elected to the post of wor-thy patron. Mabel Clark gave a reading to conclude themeeting. A social hour was held after the meeting withrefreshments served by Roscoe Thompson, John Heltonand Roger Steinecker.Delphos Junior Chamber of Commerce will host the fallmeeting for District III Saturday at the Knights of Columbushall on Elida Avenue. Richard Schlagbaum, past presidentof the Delphos chapter and now state vice president, will beamong the speakers at the meeting.
75 Years Ago – 1938
Ray McKowen, state deputy of the Knights of Columbus, will speak over radio station WLW, Cincinnati,on October 12, Columbus Day. A social event honoringMcKowen will be held here most likely in November.On the committee for the event are Henry Lang, HenryWegesin and Ollie Schosker.A number of members of the Delphos Kiwanis Cluband several guests were in Ottawa Monday evening inattendance at a meeting of the Ottawa Kiwanis Club.In attendance from Delphos were Joseph Jettinghoff, A.B. King, Louis Sanders, Simon Allen, George Horine,Robert Rozelle, William Helmkamp, O. G. Weger and A.J. Laudick.A regular meeting of the Ella Huber Delphian chapterwas conducted Monday evening at the home of Mrs. D.F. Imber, State Street. The lessons were read and dis-cussed by Mrs. Albert Weisgerber. Mrs. Charles Myerspresented a review of “My New World.” The next meet-ing will be held Oct. 18 at the home of Margaret Kihm,West First Street.
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Today is Friday, Oct. 4, the 277thday of 2013. There are 88 days leftin the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Oct. 4, 1957, the Space Agebegan as the Soviet Union launchedSputnik 1, the first artificial satel-lite, into orbit. James R. Hoffa waselected president of the InternationalBrotherhood of Teamsters. Thefamily comedy series “Leave It toBeaver” premiered on CBS.On this date:In 1777, Gen. George Washington’stroops launched an assault on theBritish at Germantown, Pa., result-ing in heavy American casualties.In 1822, the 19th president of theUnited States, Rutherford B. Hayes,was born in Delaware, Ohio.In 1861, during the Civil War, theUnited States Navy authorized con-struction of the first ironclad ship,the USS Monitor.In 1887, the International HeraldTribune had its beginnings as theParis Herald, a European edition of the New York Herald.In 1931, the comic strip “DickTracy,” created by Chester Gould,made its debut.In 1940, Adolf Hitler and BenitoMussolini conferred at Brenner Passin the Alps.In 1958, the first trans-Atlanticpassenger jetliner service was begunby the British Overseas AirwaysCorporation (BOAC) with flightsbetween London and New York.In 1959, the Soviet Unionlaunched Luna 3, a space probewhich transmitted images of the farside of the moon.In 1960, an Eastern Air LinesLockheed L-188A Electra crashedon takeoff from Boston’s LoganInternational Airport, killing all but10 of the 72 people on board.In 1970, rock singer Janis Joplin,27, was found dead in her Hollywoodhotel room.In 1976, agriculture secretary EarlButz resigned in the wake of a con-troversy over a joke he’d made aboutblacks.In 1980, fire broke out aboard theDutch cruise vessel Prinsendam inthe Gulf of Alaska, forcing the 520people aboard to abandon ship; nodeaths or serious injury resulted.(The ship capsized and sank a weeklater.)In 1991, 26 nations, including theUnited States, signed the MadridProtocol, which imposed a 50-yearban on oil exploration and mining inAntarctica.Ten years ago: A Palestinianwoman blew herself up inside a res-taurant in Haifa, Israel, killing 21bystanders.Five years ago: Secretary of StateCondoleezza Rice met with herIndian counterpart, External AffairsMinister Pranab Mukherjee, in NewDelhi, where they lauded but did notsign a new agreement opening upU.S. nuclear trade with India. TheU.S. military said it had killed an al-Qaida in Iraq leader (Mahir AhmadMahmud al-Zubaydi) suspected of masterminding one of the deadliestattacks in Baghdad, several otherrecent bombings and the 2006 video-taped killing of a Russian official. ANorth Korean news agency reportedon leader Kim Jong Il’s first publicappearance in nearly two months.One year ago: A day after his firstdebate with Mitt Romney, which hadbeen widely seen as a victory forRomney, President Barack Obamasuggested that his Republican rivalhadn’t been candid about his policypositions during the faceoff. TheNielsen company said an estimated67.2 million people had watched thedebate; it was the biggest TV audi-ence for a presidential debate since1992.Today’s Birthdays: Country singerLeroy Van Dyke is 84. Actress FeliciaFarr is 81. Pro and College FootballHall of Famer Sam Huff is 79. ActorEddie Applegate is 78. Author JackieCollins is 76. Author Roy Blount Jr.is 72. Author Anne Rice is 72. ActressLori Saunders (“Petticoat Junction”)is 72. Baseball manager Tony LaRussa is 69. Actor Clifton Davis is68. The former Chairman of the JointChiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen,is 67. Actress Susan Sarandon is 67.Blues musician Duke Robillard is 65.Playwright Lee Blessing is 64. ActorArmand Assante is 64. Actor AlanRosenberg is 63. Actor ChristophWaltz is 57. Actor Bill Fagerbakke is56. Music producer Russell Simmonsis 56. Actress-singer Wendy Makkenais 55. Musician Chris Lowe (ThePet Shop Boys) is 54. Country musi-cian Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard (SawyerBrown) is 53. Actor David W. Harperis 52. Singer Jon Secada is 52. TVpersonality John Melendez is 48.Actor Liev Schreiber is 46. ActorAbraham Benrubi is 44. Countrysinger-musician Heidi Newfield is43. Singer-guitarist M. Ward (She &Him) is 40. Actress Alicia Silverstoneis 37. Actor Phillip Glasser is 35.Rock singer-musician Marc Roberge(O.A.R.) is 35. Actor BrandonBarash is 34. Actress Rachael LeighCook is 34. Actor Jimmy Workmanis 33. Bassist Cubbie Fink (Fosterthe People) is 31. Rhythm-and-bluessinger Jessica Benson (3lw) is 26.Actor Michael Charles Roman is26. Figure skater Kimmie Meisneris 24. Actress Dakota Johnson is 24.Actress Leigh-Anne Pinnock (LittleMix) is 23. Actor Ryan Scott Leeis 17.
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Helen P. Kill, 73, of ruralSpencerville, died at 4:13a.m. Thursday at St. Rita’sMedical Center.Funeral arrangements areincomplete at the ThomasE. Bayliff Funeral Home inSpencerville, where friendsmay call from 2-8 p.m.Sunday.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries were drawnThursday:
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NC church mourns fiery bus crash that killed 8
MITCH WEISSAssociated Press
DANDRIDGE, Tenn. — After thefiery crash of a church bus in Tennessee,Daniel Morrison knew a phone callwould be coming.His parents were among a group of seniors from a North Carolina churchwho had eagerly awaited their big annu-al outing, a trip to a three-day festivalin Gatlinburg, Tenn., featuring gospelsingers and speakers.But on the way back Wednesday toStatesville in North Carolina, the churchbus carrying the members blew a tire,veered across a highway median andcrashed into a sport utility vehicle andtractor-trailer, police said.All told, the wreck on Interstate 40 innortheastern Tennessee killed eight peo-ple, leaving the bus on its side next tothe tractor-trailer, the wreckage extend-ing across two lanes of traffic and partlyinto the median. Fourteen others werehurt, two in critical condition.When Morrison was told about thecrash, he feared the worst.Then a pastor at the Front StreetBaptist Church called late at night andbroke the devastating news: His parents,Randy and Barbara Morrison, both 66and married for nearly 50 years, weredead.His father, who had once workedfor a trucking company and his mother,once a school teacher, were gone.“I’m still processing it,” said DanielMorrison, one of the couple’s five chil-dren, pausing to shake his head. He saidboth had looked forward to the trip,having devoted so much to their church.Morrison said his parents werealways there for him - especially afterhis wife Monica died in December of abrain aneurysm. His parents stayed longhours at his house, helping him raise his2-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter.“You expect things to happen - youdon’t expect them to happen in oneyear,” he said. “I know the Lord has areason for everything, but I don’t knowwhat it is yet.”The Tennessee Highway Patrol onThursday afternoon identified seven of the eight people killed.Six of the dead were members of the Statesville church, including RandyMorrison, who police said was drivingthe bus, and his wife, Barbara.Other victims from the church are95-year-old Cloyce Matheny, 69-year-old Brenda Smith, 62-year-old MarshaMcLelland and 73-year-old John Wright.All were from Statesville except Wright,from Mocksville, N.C.The Highway Patrol says the bus,once the tire ruptured, cross the medianinto oncoming traffic. The tractor-trailercaught fire.One person in the sport utility vehi-cle, Trent Roberts, 24, of Knoxville,was killed.The driver of the tractor-trailer alsowas killed but has not yet been identi-fied.And the partial government shut-down has affected the investigation.The National Transportation SafetyBoard isn’t sending investigators toTennessee to probe the deadly crash -even though it’s the type of accidentthe agency would typically look into.Nearly all of the board’s 400 employeeshave been furloughed because of theshutdown, including accident investiga-tors.
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University of Findlay to hostWomen in Philanthropy event
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FINDLAY — A Women in Philanthropyevent will be held on The University of Findlay campus from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct.12 in Winebrenner Theological Seminary.Women and men of all ages are welcome.The event, hosted jointly by the presi-dents of Bowling Green State University,Otterbein University and The Universityof Findlay, is the first of three Women inPhilanthropy programs planned over thecourse of three years.General admission is $25. Universitystudents may attend at no cost if theyregister in advance. Faculty and staff members from any of the three hostinstitutions may attend for $15. Lunchis included. To register, call the UF BoxOffice at 419-434-5335 or go online atFindlay.edu, Keyword: womeninphilan-thropy. Registration deadline is today.Betty Montgomery, former AttorneyGeneral for the state of Ohio, will offer thekeynote address “Women in Philanthropy:Making a Difference” at 11 a.m.In addition to Montgomery’s keynoteaddress, the day will include a paneldiscussion with Anne Pramaggiore, mod-erator, president and chief executiveofficer of ComEd; and panelists MarciaSloan Latta, Ed.D., Findlay’s vice presi-dent for university advancement; NadineBlock, founder of the Center for EffectiveDiscipline, representing Otterbein; andJaclyn Schalk, assistant director of giftplanning and director of development atBowling Green State University.Focus group topics in the afternoonwill be Getting Started in Philanthropy:Following Your Passion; Making aDifference: Using Your Time, Talentand Treasure for the Greater Good; andLeaving a Legacy: Planning for FutureGenerations.The Women in Philanthropy event willbe hosted at Otterbein in 2015 and atBowling Green State University in 2016.
 Allen Countygenealogical societyhosts Huber Oct. 20
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LIMA — Allen CountyChapter of Ohio GenealogySociety will meet at 2 p.m.Oct. 20 at the Allen CountyMuseum, 620 W. Market St.,Lima.Bill Huber will be ourspeaker and his topic will beon “Bible Genealogies: WhatThey Are and Why They Are.”He is a lifelong residentof St. Marys where he hasalways been active in manycommunity affairs and orga-nizations.He belongs to numerouslineage societies, includingOhio’s First Families FirstFamilies of America and Allen,Auglaize, Champaign, Clark,Fairfield and Montgomerycounties; Ohio Society of Civil War Families; Sons of American Revolution; Sons of Union Veterans of Civil War;First Settlers of Clark County;Settlers & Builders of Ohio;Society of War of 1812; theNational Society of the Sons;and Daughters of the Pilgrimsand many others.He’s the author “Huber/Jenkins Collections”[2006] and “Huber/JenkinsCollections, Vol.II” [2009]both books received a fivestar rating, the highest, fromthe New England Historic andGenealogy Society.The public is invited andrefreshments will be served.
Neighbor To Neighborprogram kicks off new program year
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COLUMBUS — The Ohio Neighbor to Neighbor Program,a partnership between AEP Ohio, a unit of American ElectricPower, and Dollar Energy Fund, one of the largest hardship fundsin the country, is now providing utility assistance grants for the2013-2014 program year. Eligible, low-income AEP Ohio cus-tomers can apply for assistance to maintain or restore safe electricservice.Dollar Energy Fund’s Hardship Program provides one-timeassistance to families facing an immediate utility crisis. With helpfrom the Neighbor to Neighbor Program, families in need canreceive a grant that’s applied directly to their AEP Ohio accountand prevents the termination of their electric service.“Many families in communities across Ohio struggle to makeends meet or they have realized an unexpected expense thatcreates a temporary financial crisis jeopardizing their utility ser-vices,” said Chad Quinn, Dollar Energy Fund’s Chief ExecutiveOfficer. “The Neighbor to Neighbor Program will continue tobe available to lend a temporary helping hand for those Ohiohouseholds who may struggle with paying their electric bill asthey worry about feeding their families and covering all otherhousehold costs.”AEP Ohio and Dollar Energy Fund launched the OhioNeighbor to Neighbor Program in May 2009. Since then, morethan 85,236 Ohio families and households have received over$7.3 million in utility assistance grants. Last year, the Neighbor toNeighbor Program helped 17,057 low-income families with theirAEP Ohio electric bill.“Financial hardship is something that affects too many Ohiofamilies so this program was made available to provide muchneeded assistance to help get families back on their feet,” saidPablo Vegas, president and chief operating officer for AEP Ohio.“AEP Ohio is committed to helping our customers as these chal-lenging economic times continue.”The Neighbor to Neighbor Program’s network of more than120 Ohio Community Based Organizations are now taking appli-cations. To qualify, total gross household income must be at orbelow 250 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.For example, a family of four earning up to $57,625 per year isincome eligible for the program. Households must have made asincere effort of payment on their electric bill in the last 90 daysand have a back balance. Full eligibility guidelines and applica-tion instructions can be found at www.dollarenergyfund.org.The program will accept heating assistance applicationsthrough April 30, 2014, for customers whose service has beendisconnected or is at risk of being disconnected. The program willreopen from June 1, 2014, through Aug. 31, 2014, for householdsseeking cooling assistance.The Neighbor to Neighbor Program in Ohio is funded by pub-lic contributions that are matched dollar for dollar by AEP Ohio.Utility customers may make a contribution through their monthlyAEP Ohio bill. Donations also can be made online at www.dol-larenergyfund.org or by sending a check directly to the OhioNeighbor to Neighbor Program, L-3285, Columbus, OH 43266-3285. Every donation to the Neighbor to Neighbor Programreceives is used to assist low-income families residing in Ohio.For more information about Dollar Energy Fund and how toapply for the Hardship Program or donate to the organization,visit www.dollarenergyfund.org.
Group drops fight against Internet cafeban
COLUMBUS (AP) —Ohio’s effective ban on storefrontsweepstakes parlors is set to gointo effect today, after opponentsdropped their effort to pursuea ballot repeal due to a lack of signatures.The Committee to ProtectOhio Jobs said its petition-gather-ing firm was unable to collect theroughly 71,000 additional validsignatures needed by Thursday’sdeadline to put the repeal onthe November 2014 ballot.The group technically had untilmidnight to hand in the namesto Ohio Secretary of State JonHusted after falling significantlyshort of the mark last month.The committee said in a state-ment that it was the first to oper-ate under Ohio’s new, more strin-gent signature gathering rules —and that the restrictions hamperedits effort. It said the experiencemade a pending constitutionalchallenge to the new rules bythe conservative 1851 Center forConstitutional Law appear justi-fied.“Simply put, never beforehas it been so difficult for Ohiocitizens to place an issue on theballot,” the group said.The committee was stillexploring the idea of challengingthe law in court.Backers of the measure —including top state law enforce-ment officials — say the parlorsharbor illegal gambling. Theyhave cautioned that no single lawenforcement agency has author-ity to investigate or pursue crim-inal charges statewide for anyillegal activity at the cafes, whichthey argue leaves the industryopen to money laundering andother crimes.Foes of the crackdown say thelaw went too far in limiting activ-ity at the parlors, many of whichthey describe as mom-and-popoperations that provide jobs inlocal communities.
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Annual Fall Birdseed Sale set for Nov. 2
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LIMA — Tri-MoraineAudubon Society will holdits annual Fall BirdseedSale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.Nov. 2 at DeHaven Homeand Garden Showplace,775 Shawnee Road, Lima.Proceeds support chaptereducational and environ-mental programs and proj-ects. The sale is open to thepublic.Most birdseed pricesare lower this year, three abit higher and two remainthe same. Our prices arecompetitive. Niger thistleprices are bargains. Twonew offerings are BerryFlavored Nuggets andPeanut Flavored Nuggets.Prepaid orders ensuresufficient stock on saleday and should be mailedby Oct. 18. Your prepaidorder is assembled beforethe day of sale guarante-ing that you get the itemsyou ordered. Order formsinclude seed types and sizesavailable, prices includingsales tax and food prefer-ences of various bird spe-cies. Order forms are avail-able at DeHaven Home andGarden Showplace. You canalso obtain a form by call-ing Anne Smedley in Limaat 419-222-3271, JudithMagee in Ada at 419-634-0422, George Bilbrey inDelphos at 419-692-1329,Don and Mary Rosenbeckin Jackson Center at 937-596-5330, Bill Angel inSt. Marys at 419-394-5853or by downloading a copyfrom the chapter website atwww.tri-moraineaudubon.org or Facebok page.Prepaid orders may alsobe picked up (or will bedelivered) in Ada, Bluffton,Delphos, Sidney/JacksonCenter and St. Marys. Itemsmay be purchased the dayof sale at the DeHavenlocation only.
Vantage to display solar arrayin Green Energy Ohio tour
BY ED GEBERTTimes Bulletin Editornews@delphosherald.com
VAN WERT — VantageCareer Center will onceagain be a stop on the GreenEnergy Ohio Tour this year.In 2012, the excitement onthe tour was to see and learnabout wind energy but thistime around, a featured des-tination is the one-megawattsolar array which is onlineand helping to power theVantage facility.The Green Energy OhioTour runs Thursday throughSunday and will visitVantage starting at 10 a.m.Saturday.Vantage SuperintendentStaci Kaufman told theTimes Bulletin the tourwould not be able to walkthrough the array itself butparticipants will be able toview the site from outsidethe fence.Also on Saturday, BrianAlberts, operations manag-er of Timber Road II WindFarm, will give an overviewof that site, which is ownedby EDP Renewable, NorthAmerica.The group will also begiven maps of the two areawind farms and turned loosefor unguided tours.In 2012, those on thetour viewed wind turbines atCooper Farms, Blue CreekWind Farm and HavilandDrainage Products. Thisyear, in addition to the stopsat Vantage and the two windfarms, they will be able tovisit Archbold High Schoolto see the wind turbine there,as well as a series of privateresidences to see workingexamples of passive solar,solar thermal, wind and pho-tovolaics.The Green Energy OhioTour extends all over theBuckeye State with over 200open houses at 100 tour sitesduring the four-day tour. Thetour is free to anyone visit-ing during designated timesposted at www.greenener-gyohio.com.“The free Green EnergyOhio Tour is a great oppor-tunity for Ohioans to learnfirst-hand about the lat-est in solar, wind, biomassand energy efficiency,”stated Green Energy OhioExecutive Director BillSpratley. “Many previoustour-goers have adoptedsustainable energy for theirhome, business and com-munity and now providetheir own green energy fora cleaner environment andnew jobs.”The Presenting Sponsorof this year’s tour is theOhio Development ServicesAgency (formerly the OhioDepartment of Development),as well as Ecohouse,Appalachian RenewablePower, Solaris Blackstoneand Zane State College.
The solar array at Vantage will be featured on the touron Saturday. (File photo)
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