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Showers, a slight chance of a thun-derstorm and windy today. Chance of precipitation 80 per-cent and then 90 percent tonight. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the upper 40s. See page 2.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
‘The Addams Family’ tickets on sale at NPAC today, p3 Red Sox win World Series, p7
UpfrontSports
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Obituaries 2State/Local 3Agriculture 4Community 5Sports 6-7Classifieds 8TV 94-H appreciation 10-12World News 13
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City moves toward closing budget gap
BY NANCY SPENCERHerald Editornspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — City Auditor Tom Jettinghoff had good news for Delphos City Council at Wednesday’s special meeting. Loan payments totaling nearly $1.5 mil-lion have been deferred for six months.The Ohio Water Development Authority granted the deferment to extend the loans out six months past the scheduled last payment, keep-ing $525,000 in the Water Fund and nearly $900,000 in the Sewer Fund.The good news came on the heels of an executive session that opened the meeting. The session was called to discuss personnel matters, com-pensation of employees and con-tract negotiations.When council returned to regular session, Mayor Michael Gallmeier and Safety Service Director Greg Berquist announced a Memorandum of Understanding was reached with the firefighters’ union to delay the layoffs of the part-paid personnel for 45 days until the city receives word if it has been awarded a Safe Grant from Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the full salaries and benefit packages of three full-time firefighters.“We received a call from FEMA on Friday with questions for us to answer and then received a second call the same day to answer more,” Berquist said. “I would say they are giving us a good look for these funds.”The grant would re-employ the three full-time firefighters who received lay-off notices in early October for two years.“This would keep our fire depart-ment staffed at the previous levels,” Berquist said.Berquist said the administration is in progressive talks with the fire-fighters’ union for upcoming con-tracts.Berquist also reported Acting Fire Chief Kevin Streets has gone over the standard operating guide-lines for reduced staff. On an emer-gency medical call, the firefighter on duty will still act as a first responder with paramedics and EMTs to follow. On a fire call, two full-time firefighters will take two pieces of equipment and respond to the scene with part-paid person-nel responding to the station for additional equipment and then to the scene. With the previous staff-ing levels, the part-paid personnel would respond directly to the scene with the equipment brought by the full-time personnel.Council also voted 4-3 to have city employees pick up 4.75 per-cent of the estimated 9.43-percent increase in health insurance pre-miums. Councilman Mark Clement was one of the “no” votes. He stated that he didn’t believe the public would go for not passing on the full increase to employees with the city’s finances in their current state.“We are going to have to put in place water and sewer rate increases and we’re asking them to pass a .25-percent income tax increase,” Clement said. “I just don’t agree with not passing the full increase on to the employees.”The next regular city council meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 4.
Tiger Cubs visit fire station
Delphos Tiger Cubs visited the Delphos Fire and Rescue Department for Fire Safety Week. Above: Tiger Cubs participating include, front from left, Braden Wagner, Sebastian Baughn, Karder Agner, Matthew Roberts Jr., A.J. Hanjora, Jeffrey Neumeier, Henry Hohman and Alex Herron; and back, James Giambrano-Fuge, Jacob Keeting, Isaiah Freewalt, Logan Gossett, T.J. Werts and Malik Mayes. Left: Firefighter/Paramedic Cory Meyers led the guided tour of the fire station. (Submitted photos)
DAAG plans artisan bazaar
The Delphos Area Art Guild will hold its Holiday Artisan Bazaar Nov. 22-23 at the gal-lery at 201 N. Main St., Second Street entrance.The bazaar will offer many unique handcrafted items.A private girls-only shopping event will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 22 with tickets $5 each. Hor d’oeurves and beverages will be provided. Tickets and 10-minute mini-massage appointments are avail-able online at delpho-sareaartguild.com. Massage appointments can also be made at 614-309-7843. Each ticket also affords the holder one free raffle ticket for a variety of items.The bazaar will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 with raffles held throughout the day.The Delphos Optimist Club will hold its annual Punt Pass and Kick contest from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday at the Stadium Park football field.The contest is a free event for the youth and registrations will be accepted at Stadium Park prior to the contest or can be picked up in advance from the local school offices. Trophies will be awarded to the top three participants in five different divisions: ages 8, 9 and 10 from 1-2 p.m.; and ages 11-12 from 2-3 p.m. Winners will be determined for kids in all five age groups.There is no registration fee for kids to participate.For more information, con-tact Optimist member Kevin Wieging at 419-302-1036.
Ottoville OKs $12K for water meter device
BY STEPHANIE GROVESStaff Writersgroves@delphosherald.com
OTTOVILLE — Board of Public Affairs member Phil Hilvers presented a quote to council members for the purchase of a new Sensus AutoRead water meter read-ing device, software and support during the village council meeting Monday evening.BPA members originally spoke with council about pur-chasing the new equipment at September’s council meeting and explained the benefits of the system. BPA member Dan Honigford said the handheld reader records the serial num-ber of the meter and takes the reading of 100 meters at a time. After reading the data, it is uploaded and there is no handwritten informa-tion. In addition, the system won’t charge a homeowner twice and notifies the user of missed meters and flags high- usage levels. Honigford said the handheld reader currently in use only takes eight read-ings and then the results have to be handwritten.Given the benefits of upgrading, council agreed to approve the purchase of the Sensus AutoRead for $12,069.Hilvers also reported in last month’s meeting that the village’s water tow-ers were recently inspected. The 1,000-gallon tower was found to be in good shape and the 2,000-gallon tower is in need of interior and exterior painting. He said the paint was flaking off and needs attention. Hilvers said BPA members are still working on getting quotes for the paint-ing of the towers so they have a plan of action and can get the painting completed before the next inspection.
See METER, page 13Using various fundraising activities, (Turtle Races, Gun Raffles, and Firemen’s Convention), along with generous donations from Ottoville VFW Post 3740 and Ottoville Lady Ott’s, the Ottoville Fire Department was able to purchase a set of “HURST Jaws of Life™” extrication tools for $22,050. This is a heavy-duty tool that can cut through metal or pry apart sections of an automobile. It is used especially to free people trapped in wrecked vehicles. During emergencies, when a few wasted seconds can cost lives, the Jaws of Life are brought in to remove victims from the crashed vehicle. These devices are also used to extricate victims from collapsed concrete and steel structures. Before being put into service, the department will go through extensive training in the proper and safe use of these tools. State Certified instructors will be used to conduct this class at an additional cost of more than $3,500. The department will continue to have fundraisers to purchase additional equipment that will enhance the usefulness of these tools. (Submitted photo)
 Fire dept. purchases new rescue equipment 
Portion of Market Street closed next week
The Allen County Engineer’s Office has announced the west-bound lanes of West Market Street in Lima will be closed to all but local traffic between Cable and Eastown roads for several days next week.The closure begins at 8 a.m. Monday through 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Optimists set Punt, Pass and Kick for Sunday
 
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2 The Herald Thursday, October 31, 2013
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VAN WERT COURT NEWS
The Delphos Herald wants to correct published errors in its news, sports and feature articles. To inform the news-room of a mistake in published information, call the editorial department at 419-695-0015. Corrections will be published on this page.
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The DelphosHerald
Vol. 144 No. 99
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple, advertising manager
Lori Goodwin Silette
, circulation manager The Delphos Herald (USPS 1525 8000) is published daily except Sundays, Tuesdays and Holidays. The Delphos Herald is deliv-ered by carrier in Delphos for $1.48 per week. Same day delivery outside of Delphos is done through the post office for Allen, Van Wert or Putnam Counties. Delivery outside of these counties is $110 per year. Entered in the post office in Delphos, Ohio 45833 as Periodicals, postage paid at Delphos, Ohio. 405 North Main St.TELEPHONE 695-0015Office Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.POSTMASTER: Send address changesto THE DELPHOS HERALD,405 N. Main St.Delphos, Ohio 45833
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ST. RITA’S
A girl was born Oct. 29 to Suzanne and Roy Kill of Delphos.A girl was born Oct. 29 to Jackie Vasquez and Rob Johnson of Spencerville.
Helen Slight
Helen Slight, 92, of Deshler passed away Tuesday.Helen was born in Holgate to Louis and Anna (Bliss) Kent, who preceded her in death.Helen is survived by a son, Frank (Rene) Camper, of Ione, Calif.; grandchil-dren Melissa (Shannon) Wagoner, Nicole Warnecke, Miranda, Jennessa, Brenton, Amelia, Katie and Jubilee Camper; great-grandchildren Cheyenne Dooley and Justin Sterling; sisters Irma Pfahlet and Emma Harrison; a broth-er, Royle Kent; and a special friend, Richard Bishop.She was also preceded in death by a son, Barry Warnecke; brothers John, Lavene, Jules and Clouse Kent; and a sister, Jacie Courtney.Helen was a member of the North Baltimore Eagles Lodge 2633, where she was awarded Mother of the Year in 2003 and 2004. Helen enjoyed crocheting, mak-ing crafts, baking homemade pies, apple dumplings and cobbler. Helen also had a pas-sion for gardening.Services for Helen will be private for the fam-ily. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Hanneman Funeral Home, 217 W. Main St., Deshler.Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.Online condolences, as well as fond memories, may be shared at www.hanneman-fh.comThe following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:
Changes of pleasMatthew Foehl, 
 28, Convoy, entered a plea of guilty to trafficking drugs, with a specification that he used a Dodge Intrepid car in the commission of the crime; and to possession of drugs, both counts are felonies of the fifth degree. Another charge of trafficking drugs was dismissed for his plea.The court ordered a pre-sentence inves-tigation and set sentencing for Dec. 11.
Kristin Heath, 
 25, Rockford, entered pleas of guilty to attempted burglary, felony four; and attempted grand theft, also felony four. These charges were reduced from bur-glary and grand theft, each a felony three. Another charge of failure to appear, felony four, was dismissed for her plea.The court ordered a pre-sentence inves-tigation and set sentencing for Dec. 11.
Tyler Levos, 
 28, Paulding, entered a plea of guilty to attempted illegal assembly of drugs, a felony four. This was reduced from illegal assembly of drugs, felony three. He then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of the treatment program.
SentencingsPeter Lockett, 
 58, Dunbar, W.Va., was sentenced for possession of cocaine, a felo-ny of the fifth degree.His sentence is three years Community Control, 30 days jail with credit for 30 days served, additional 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years inten-sive probation, driver’s license suspended six months, ordered to pay costs and par-tial appointed counsel fees. A nine-month prison term was deferred.
Ashley McKee, 
 30, Van Wert, was sentenced for trafficking drugs, felony five; and possession of drugs, also felony five. Her sentence is five years community con-trol, up to six months in The WORTH Center, an additional 30 days jail, 200 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years inten-sive probation, driver’s license suspended six months, ordered to pay costs and partial appointed counsel fees. A 12-month prison term was deferred.McKee was ordered to be turned over to Florida authorities to answer to charges there before she begins at The WORTH Center for treatment.
Andrew Miller, 
 27, Fort Jennings, was sentenced on a charge of aggravated rob-bery, a felony of the second degree.He was sentenced to four years prison with credit for 103 days already served. He was also ordered to pay court costs.
Jeffrey Craft, 
 29, Van Wert, appeared for sentencing having previously been found to have violated his probation. He was re-sentenced to three years commu-nity control under the same conditions as before, plus 330 days jail with work release. He was given credit for 127 days already served.
Kelsey Frye, 
 22, Rockford, appeared for sentencing, having previously been found to have violated his probation. He was sentenced to prison for two years with credit for 321 days already served.
ViolationsMichael Carter Jr.
 30, Dayton, admit-ted to several violations of his probation, including having a new conviction for a crime, failing to report that arrest to pro-bation, failing to maintain employment, failing to pay court costs or complete com-munity service. He was released on a surety bond until his sentencing date.
Amber Somerton,
20, Van Wert, appeared in court for a violation of her Treatment in Lieu of conviction program. She was released on a surety bond until a hearing to be scheduled.
One Year Ago
The Silver Sneakers of Peak Community Wellness enjoyed a Halloween Party at Peak Wednesday and members costumed themselves for the occasion. Coordinator Shelley Kreeger said they try to hold about four parties a year. There will be a Silver Sneakers open house Nov. 12-13 at Peak Community Wellness.
25 Years Ago – 1988
Racers No. 2 of Fort Jennings recently won a tournament for 6- and 7-year olds in the West Division of the Putnam County Soccer League. Team members are Nicki Dray, Matt Nichols, Kyle Liebrecht, Jessica Metzger, Mark Boehmer, Cathy Buettner, Sarah M. Von Lehmden, Lee Erikson, Andy Knippen, Sarah B. Von Lehmden, Kevin Knippen, Ryan Stechschulte, Scott Gasser, Jenny Young, assistant coaches Kelly Paddubny and Stacey Paddubny and head coach Pat Liebrecht.Rick Schuck, superintendent of Delphos water department, said, “Effective immediately, the water department, after con-sultations with the Water Use Advisory Committee, is lifting the water use ban issued by the mayor on July 11. Although the drought is not officially over, well levels for the city are indicating a normal year-to-year pattern for recharge.” St. John’s boys cross country team placed seventh in the Class A regional meet Saturday at Tiffin. Kev Beckman led St. John’s with a 21st-place finish in 17:38. Other St. John’s runners were Jeff Sever, Chad Querry, Travis Pittner, Doug Hohman, Greg Knippen and Scott Schimmoeller.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY
: Showers and a slight chance of a thunder-storm. Windy. Highs in the upper 60s. South winds 15 to 20 mph becoming 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
TONIGHT
: Showers and scattered thunderstorms. Windy. Cooler. Lows in the upper 40s. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
FRIDAY
: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT
: Partly cloudy through midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
SATURDAY
: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 40s.
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Addams Family tickets on sale today
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VAN WERT — Charles Addams’ weird and wonder-ful family comes to devilishly delightful life in a new musical comedy coming to the Niswonger at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Presented by Dark Horse Productions, this mag-nificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys), and Olivier Award-winning original directors and designers Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with direction by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks.The Addams Family features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ulti-mate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before — keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.Come meet the family. We’ll leave the lights off for you. Tickets range from $22-$47 and are released for sale at noon today. The Box Office is open from noon-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and is located at 10700 SR 118S, Van Wert. Tickets are always available online at www.npacvw.org.The Addams Family is presented by Dark Horse Productions. Supporting sponsorship is provided by Willow Bend Country Club, where ticketed patrons are welcome to a Prime Rib buffet for $20 before the show. Reservations are recommended: 419-238-0111.
 Lima Memorial offers free lung cancer screenings
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LIMA — In observance of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Lima Memorial will offer a lim-ited number of free low-dose lung screenings to those at high risk for the disease in November. The screening is for smokers and former smokers age 55-79 with a 30 pack-year history or age 50 with a 20 pack-year his-tory and additional risk fac-tors. The screenings will be funded by the Lima Memorial Hope Fund, developed to sup-port Lima Memorial Health System patients with oncol-ogy related needs.“For us, it really is about expanding accessibility,” said G. Brooks Brennan, M.D., Medical Director of the Lima Memorial Radiology Department. “The goal is to detect the disease process at its earliest state, to improve survivability.”Launching the region’s first lung cancer screening program, Lima Memorial seeks to connect patients at high risk for developing lung cancer with resources for early detection. A multidisci-plinary team has developed a comprehensive program to better detect, treat and edu-cate high risk individuals against lung cancer.“We have tailored our program considering recom-mendations from multiple national medical organiza-tions and will additionally provide patients with preven-tative options to educate them on reducing their risk for can-cer,” said Brennan.Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.; each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate can-cers combined. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 228,190 new lung cancer cases diagnosed this year alone and that 72,220 women and 87,260 men will die from the disease, whose leading cause is tobacco use and second-hand smoke.For more information or to receive a screening assess-ment, call 419-226-5030.
UNOH partners with Elida to host  International Fair
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ELIDA — The University of Northwestern Ohio cur-rently has students from 40 states and 24 foreign coun-tries. On Nov. 7, 28 UNOH students from 12 differ-ent countries will be host-ing an International Fair for Elida Elementary students in kindergarten through 4th grade! The International Fair lasts from 9 a.m.-noon and will take place at the Elida Fieldhouse.Countries represented include Brazil, Colombia, Croatia, England, France, Germany, New Zealand, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Vietnam. There will also be stations for inter-national food, music and sports. The schedule is as fol-lows:9:10–9:55 a.m.: Kindergarten10–10:55 a.m.: 3rd & 4th-Graders11–11:55 a.m.: 2nd-GradersStudents will be split up amongst all the stations and get four-five minutes at each booth to talk to the students and ask questions about their home country.The International Fair was an idea started after the UNOH international students visited different classrooms at Elida Elementary through-out the fall. Teachers in each of the classrooms loved the interaction between the younger children and students from another country. One of the learning objectives at the second-grade level is about culture, so this partnership is a great way for the stu-dents to meet one of their learning standards and get to actually meet and talk to col-lege students from a different country.
ONU to host All-Ohio Choral Day
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ADA — The Ohio Northern University Department of Music will host the second annual All-Ohio Choral Day on Friday. More than 170 high school music students and teach-ers from across the state will participate in the event.Led by distinguished choral composer Joseph M. Martin and assisted by Ben Ayling, ONU director of choral activities, the students will join University Singers, the select mixed ensemble at ONU, in a day of music-making and education.The day will be conclud-ed with a concert, featuring Martin’s music, at 7:30 p.m. in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. Culminating his four-day artist-in-residen-cy, Martin will conduct the festival chorus in a grand fina-le with a performance of six of his most popu-lar compositions. ONU Men’s and Women’s Choruses, the ONU Chamber Singers and the visiting students will be featured, along with special guest soloist Adriane Thompson Bradshaw, ONU’s vice president for student affairs.Martin has performed solo piano recit-als and has been the featured artist with symphony orchestras in the United States and Mexico. As winner of the Nina Plant Wideman Competition, he performed with the Guadalajara Symphony Orchestra. His first solo piano recording, “American Tapestry,” was nominated for a Dove Award. This album, along with his other recordings (“Songs of the Journey,” “Celtic Tapestry” and “A Christmas Tapestry”), has been enormously popular in the sacred and secular markets. He has recorded for Yamaha’s Disklavier series and has composed hundreds of commissioned works. Recognized throughout the United States for his many choral compositions, Martin has more than 1,200 compositions currently in print, and the list continues to grow. His composition “Pieta” was recently honored with an award from the John Ness Beck Foundation.In 2008, he was inducted as a National Patron of the Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity. Along with Mark Hayes and David Angerman, Martin has co-authored a fully graded, progressive piano method for the Christian student called Keys for the Kingdom. His major works include nearly 40 choral cantatas and extended works and Song of Wisdom, a choral tone poem based on the best-selling children’s book, “Old Turtle.”Tickets for the concert are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for children. Tickets for ONU faculty and staff and ONU students are $5. The Freed Center box office is open from noon-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Phone orders are accepted with American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets also are available online at www.freedcenter.com.
Students may win $10,000 in prizes in 1812 research contest
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COLUMBUS — The State of Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission announces a research contest open to any Ohio student ages 13-18 and in grades 7-12. The contest boasts $10,000 in cash prizes.“We are very grateful to our sponsor, Medical Mutual of Ohio, for providing the funding for this contest,” said Joseph H. Zerbey IV, chairman of the commission.The research project may take the form of an essay, a website, a podcast or a Powerpoint presentation.“Our goal is for students to present historical narrative and interpretation in a compelling and informative manner,” said Dr. Peter Hahn, a Commission member and chairman of the history department at The Ohio State University. “Not only do we want them to conduct research for the contest, but we hope they share it with their classmates. We want all Ohio students to know the rich his-tory of Ohio.”Cash prizes will be awarded to the first-, sec-ond- and third-place winners in each grade category. First-place winners will each receive $3,000. Second-place winners will each receive $1,500 and third-place winners will each take home $500.Students in grades seven-nine should pre-pare submissions based on one of the follow-ing prompts:1. How did Ohio’s geographic location, including its proximity to Lake Erie, shape its strategic importance to the U.S. war effort against Britain during the War of 1812?2. What were the major causes of the formation of the British-Native American alliance in the old Northwest Territory? How important was the encroachment by U.S. farmers and pioneers upon Native American lands in the development of this alliance?Students in grades 10-12 should prepare submissions based on one of the following prompts:3. Analyze the military campaigns within Ohio during the War of 1812 or the military campaigns involving Ohio soldiers beyond the state’s borders. In either case, identify the strategic aims of the commanders of the U.S. troops and assess the reasons why their operations suc-ceeded or failed.4. Analyze the role of Native Americans in Ohio and contiguous states in the War of 1812 and the war’s impact on Native Americans in Ohio.The contest is open to any Ohio student aged 13-18 and in grades 7-12 in public, private, charter, parochial or home school. The deadline for submission of all materials is Jan. 31, 2014.Contestants must not reveal their identity on the essay, PowerPoint, podcast or website. This is to ensure “blind review” by the judges.Projects will be judged on accuracy and clarity in presenting historical events, persons and places, quality of assessment of the issues raised in the prompts, understanding of the larger context surrounding the events being examined, and cogent style and creativity of the final product.For a complete list of rules and to enter the contest, students should visit www.Warof1812.ohio.gov/contest.aspx.
University of Findlay’s WLFC 88.3 celebrates 40 years with reunion show
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FINDLAY — The University of Findlay’s radio station, WFLC 88.3 FM, will celebrate 40 years on the air with a reunion show from 3–6:45 p.m. Friday. Listen to 88.3 or log on to wlfc883.com.This weekend marks 40 years since WLFC signed on the air in November 1973. To celebrate this landmark year, seven Findlay College/The University of Findlay alumni will return to the WLFC stu-dios and once again sit behind the microphone to spin the tunes and share their beloved college radio memories with some new listeners for the first time in nearly 40 years.Each of the former jocks will perform a 30-minute radio show consisting of music and historical audio bits to entertain WLFC’s radio broadcast audience that now spans 17 Ohio counties and the globe via a 24/7/365 Internet radio stream.Guest alumni include Bill Rumbold, Derek Shaw, Mike Yunis, Bob Locker, Carolyn Chase, Jeff Miklovic and Rick Bunting:— Rumbold spearheaded mov-ing WLFC from a close-circuit to a broadcast radio sta-tion. He is a former station manager, on-air personality and station consul-tant.— Shaw is WLFC’s former music director, station manag-er and on-air personality.— Yunis is a former music director and station manager and on-air personality. Yunis continues to be heard on WLFC with a weekly nation-ally Syndicated Radio Show called VR2 (Vintage Rock Radio), co-hosted by Chris Krause. For more informa-tion, visit www.vr2show.com and www.vr2radio.com.— Locker is a former sta-tion business manager and on-air personality.— Chase is a former music director and business manager, as well as an on-air personal-ity. In addition, Chase was on air in Findlay for more than a decade at a local FM station.— Miklovic is a former music director and on-air per-sonality.— Bunting is a former music director and on-air per-sonality.For more information, contact Chris Underation, assistant professor of com-munication, at underation@findlay.edu or 419-434-4442.
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Art sale set for holidays
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LIMA — ArtSpace/Lima announces Home for the Holidays, a large-scale holiday art sale, open-ing Nov. 19 and running through Dec. 21.Home for the Holidays will feature the works of 34 area artists. All media will be represented: oil painting, acrylics, draw-ing, artist prints, jewelry, ceramics, photography, iron work, work in wood, paper and fabric. Many of the artists have been award-winners in earlier ArtSpace shows.The ArtSpace lobby will be transformed into a large-scale holiday bou-tique. Holiday gift-wrap-ping will be available at a nominal charge.ArtSpace is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.ArtSpace/Lima is a not-for-profit arts organization with a mission to promote the arts in northwest Ohio and to provide artists with a venue to present and to sell their work. ArtSpace/Lima is supported in part by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council. For further information on Home for the Holidays or infor-mation regarding other ArtSpace/Lima programs, please call Bill Sullivan, operations manager, at ArtSpace/Lima 419-222-1721.

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