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Obituaries 2State/Local 3Religion 4Community 5Sports 6-7Classifieds 8Television 9World briefs 10
Friday, January 10, 2014
50¢ daily Delphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Lady Wildcats get 2 back in cage win, p6Mayor Michael Gallmeier’s State of the City Address, p3
Storytime, Toddlertime registration starts Wednesday
The winter and spring session of Storytime and Toddlertime at the Delphos Public Library will begin sign up on Wednesday. The theme this ses-sion is “Storytime and Toddlertime is More Fun than a Barrel of Monkeys!”Registration is required for both groups.Storytime is a half-hour session designed for children 3-6 with stories of all forms using books, flannel board and pup-pets, music and move-ment. It is held at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday beginning Jan. 28 and ending April 17.Toddlertime is designed for children ages 18 months to 3 years accompanied by a caregiver. Lots of move-ment and music, hand rhymes and stories in all forms are included in the half hour. It is held at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. every other Thursday beginning Feb. 6 through April 17.Please call the library at 419-695-4014 to register.
Crish explains dispatch center workings to council
BY NANCY SPENCERHerald Editornspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish and Chief Deputy Jim Everett addressed Delphos City Council on moving dispatching from the Delphos Police Department to the Allen County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center.“The first thing I want to stress is that by us taking on the dispatching for Delphos, we are not going to be making money off the city,” Sheriff Crish said. “We will just attempt to cover our added costs.”The city and the sheriff’s department have hashed out an $80,000--per-year payment for the service. The fee will cover the cost of two full-time dispatchers.Crish explained the way the dispatching for a Delphos resident would work.“The call will come in and we will directly dispatch it to the police or fire and rescue departments,” he said. “Actually, it will elimi-nate a small amount of lag time. Those calls come in to us now and we transfer them to Delphos and then they dispatch the appropriate party.”Currently, all 9-1-1 calls made from cell phones and landlines from Allen County are automatically sent to the county dispatch.The call center currently employs 15 dispatchers and if the Delphos contract is approved, it will add two dispatchers, one each for first and second shift.“We have a marked decrease in calls for third shift compared to the other two, so we won’t be adding a dispatcher for that shift,” Crish added.Crish said if the county and city agree on the contract, which he has no problem with and is willing to take Delphos on, there will be issues that will have to be worked out.“There are going to be bumps in the road,” he said. “We have not had any life-threatening problems and hopefully we won’t but there will be things that arise we’ll need to address.”He added that if his center does take on the Delphos service, he would like to meet the two dispatch-ers working in Delphos to see if they would like to make the move to the center.Crish invited anyone who is interested in touring the dispatching facility to call and make an appoint-ment.Deer Creek Apartments at the southeast end of Delphos may see a $7-8 million redevelopment. Interim Safety Service Director Sherryl George read correspondence from Developer Pete Schwiegeraht from MV Residential Development on a proposal with a brief description.The current facility, built in 1988, has 70 two-bedroom, one-bath units; and 14 two-bedroom, one-bath and one den units. The rehabilitation would include the same total units with six one-bed-room, one-bath; 48 two-bedroom, two-bath; 24 three-bedroom, two-bath; and six four-bedroom, two-bath units. The new plans also call for a clubhouse with community room and business center, a new playground, in-unit laundry, green design (Energy Star) and walking trails.The company will relocate the existing residents at their cost and seek federal funding for the project. Their deadline to apply for funding
Kyle Mullenhour, 26, left, will receive a kidney from his brother, Kory, 24, on Jan. 28. (Submitted photo)
Man to share kidney with brother
BY NANCY SPENCERHerald Editornspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — Kyle and Kory Mullenhour are as close as brothers can be. Just two years apart at 26 and 24 years old, respectively, the pair have shared many experiences. They work together and play together. They’re both married with no children and both work at H.G. Violet Equipment. On Jan. 28, the broth-ers will become even closer as Kory shares one of his kidneys with his brother.Kyle found out he needed a kidney when he accidentally discovered he had high blood pressure. At a 2012 family Easter gather-ing, the family was checking their blood pressure with their grandfather’s equipment when Kyle’s reading showed his pressure was extremely high.When he went to the doctor, he learned his kidneys were only functioning at 20 percent.“The doctor said at some point I had gotten a virus that had attacked my kidneys, which in turn affected my blood pressure,” Kyle said. “My kidneys are junk. No one has any idea how long this had been going on.”What confounded his doctor was the fact that Kyle had been feeling fine and working every day.“I had been having headaches and migraines on a daily basis,” Kyle explained. “I would throw up and then they’d go away. I didn’t even think about it being my blood pressure.”Kory immediately stepped up and said he would be tested to see if he was a match.“I wanted to get checked to see if I was a match,” he said. “I really didn’t hesitate. He needs a kidney and I have one he can use, it’s his.”Cloudy today with a chance of rain this afternoon and tonight. Areas of fog tonight. Temperatures steady in the upper 30s. See page 2.
BY STEPHANIE GROVESStaff Writersgroves@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — In light of the recent weather conditions, health professionals explain that there is no time like the pres-ent to devise an emergency preparedness plan which would ease all family members’ minds during dangerous weather- related situations.The Area Agency on Aging 3’s Health Education Coordinator Dancie Mohler said since more and more families live apart — older adult parents reside in one area and their adult children in another — there needs to be an emergency plan in place to protect the vulnerable older adult population.“In general, family should make sure someone is always checking in with them [older adults],” Mohler said.Emergencies can disrupt the support systems that many older adults rely on and for many of them, independent living is made possible only with help from friends, family and in-home services that provide meals, home-based health care and help with chores and personal care needs.The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes vulnerable populations as the people who cannot comfortably or safely access and use the standard resources offered in disaster preparedness, relief and recovery. They may include people with sensory impairments (blind, deaf, hard-of-hearing); cognitive disorders; mobility limitations; limited English comprehension or non-English speaking; as well as people who are geographically or culturally isolated, medically or chemically dependent, or homeless.Close to 93 percent of Medicare enrollees aged 65 years or older live in the community, rather than in nursing homes or other congregate settings, and nearly one-third of this group lives alone.
Family, older adults need emergency preparedness plan
Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish, left, and Chief Deputy Jim Everett speak about the sheriff’s depart-ment dispatch center at Thursday’s council meeting. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)See COUNCIL, page 10See PLAN, page 10See KIDNEY, page 10
Some find health insurers have no record of them
BY TOM MURPHYAssociated Press
INDIANAPOLIS — Record-keeping snags could complicate the start of insur-ance coverage this month as people begin using poli-cies they purchased under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.Insurance companies are still trying to sort out cases of so-called health insurance orphans, customers for whom the government has a record that they enrolled, but the insurer does not.Government officials say the problem is real but under control, with orphan records being among the roughly 13,000 problem cases they are trying to resolve with insur-ers. But insurance companies are worried the process will grow more cumbersome as they deal with the flood of new customers who signed up in December as enrollment deadlines neared.More than 1 million people have signed up through the federal insurance market that serves 36 states. Officials con-tend the error rate for new signups is close to zero.Insurers, however, are less enthusiastic about the pace of the fixes. The companies also are seeing cases in which the government has assigned the same identification num-ber to more than one person, as well as so-called “ghost” files in which the insurer has an enrollment record but the government does not.But orphaned files — when the insurer has no record of enrollment — are particu-larly concerning because the companies have no automated way to identify the presumed policyholder. They say they have to manually compare the lists of enrollees the govern-ment sends them with their own records because the gov-ernment never built an auto-mated system that would do the work much faster.“It’s an ongoing concern,” said Robert Zirkelbach, a spokesman for the industry trade group America’s Health Insurance Plans. “Health plans can’t process enroll-ments they haven’t received from the exchange.”Julie Bataille, communica-tions director for the federal health care rollout, disputes the industry’s view.“We have fixed the issues that we knew were a problem, and we are now seeing nearly zero errors in the work mov-ing forward,” she said.A federal “reconciliation” team, including technicians, deals directly with more than 300 insurers to resolve signup problems, she said, while the government’s call center has caseworkers to help consum-ers directly.Insurers use the term “orphan” for the problematic files because they are refer-ring to customers who have yet to find a home with the carrier they selected. The files have cropped up since enroll-ment began last fall through HealthCare.gov. The site was down an estimated 60 percent of the time in October.Since then, the front-end interaction between custom-ers and the website has largely been fixed.But insurers worry that the back-end problems will grow more acute as they pro-cess the wave of customers who signed up at the end of 2013. More than 2 million people had enrolled by the end of the year, either through HealthCare.gov or state-run websites.Aetna spokeswom-an Susan Millerick said orphaned files were “man-ageable over the short term.” But she added that manu-ally comparing enrollment files will not work over the long term and that the federal website needs a permanent fix to eliminate the possibil-ity of orphaned files.
See RECORD, page 10
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY
: Cloudy. Chance of flurries in the morning. Then chance of rain in the afternoon. Not as cold. Highs in the upper 30s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of mea-surable precipitation 40 per-cent.
: Rain. Areas of fog. Not as cool. Near steady temperature in the upper 30s. South winds 15 to 20 mph.
: Cloudy. Rain likely in the morning. Then chance of rain and snow in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
: Mostly cloudy through mid-night then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.
: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. Lows in the lower 30s.
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Today is Friday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2014. There are 355 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Jan. 10, 1914, Utah grocer John G. Morrison, 47, and his son Arling, 17, were shot to death in their Salt Lake City store; police arrested labor activist Joe Hill, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World. Despite evidence suggesting another man was responsible, Hill was convicted and executed, becoming a martyr to America’s organized labor movement.On this date:In 1514, the New Testament portion of the Complutensian Polyglot Bible, featuring parallel texts in Greek and Latin, was completed in Madrid.In 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published his influential pamphlet, “Common Sense,” which argued for American independence from British rule.In 1861, Florida became the third state to secede from the Union.In 1863, the London Underground had its begin-nings as the Metropolitan, the world’s first underground passenger railway, opened to the public with service between Paddington and Farringdon Street.In 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil.In 1901, the Spindletop oil field in Beaumont, Texas, produced the Lucas Gusher, heralding the start of the Texas oil boom.In 1920, the League of Nations was established as the Treaty of Versailles went into effect.In 1946, the first General Assembly of the United Nations convened in London.In 1957, Harold Macmillan became prime minister of Britain, following the resignation of Anthony Eden.In 1964, Vee-Jay Records released “Introducing… The Beatles,” an album which ran into immediate legal opposition from Capitol Records, which was about to come out with its own album, “Meet the Beatles!” (After a court battle, the two companies reached a settlement.)In 1971, “Masterpiece Theatre” premiered on PBS with host Alistair Cooke introducing the drama series “The First Churchills.” French fashion designer Coco Chanel died in Paris at age 87.In 1984, the United States and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations for the first time in more than a century.Ten years ago: North Korea said it had shown its “nuclear deterrent” to an unofficial U.S. delegation that visited the disputed Yongbyon nuclear complex. Michelle Kwan won her seventh straight title and eighth overall at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Atlanta; Johnny Weir skated to his first men’s title. Actor-writer Spalding Gray, 62, vanished from his New York apart-ment (his body was found two months later in the East River). Novelist Alexandra Ripley died in Richmond, Va., at age 70.Five years ago: Vice President-elect Joe Biden arrived in Afghanistan, where he pledged long-term American support. Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in cities across Europe and in Lebanon against the Israeli offensive in Gaza. The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush was commissioned with its namesake, the 41st president, and other members of the Bush family on hand for the ceremonies at Naval Station Norfolk.One year ago: President Barack Obama nominated White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be treasury sec-retary. Vice President Joe Biden met with representatives from the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun groups as he worked on recommendations to curb gun violence. A series of bombings in different parts of Pakistan killed nearly 200 people. Three Kurdish women, including a founder of a militant separatist group battling Turkish troops, were found shot to death in Paris. Major League Baseball announced it would test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and increase efforts to detect abnormal levels of testosterone.Today’s Birthdays: Opera singer Sherrill Milnes is 79. Blues artist Eddy Clearwater is 79. Rock singer-musician Ronnie Hawkins is 79. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Willie McCovey is 76. Movie director Walter Hill is 74. Singer Frank Sinatra Jr. is 70. Singer Rod Stewart is 69. Rock singer-musician Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) is 66. Actor William Sanderson is 66. Boxing Hall of Famer and entrepreneur George Foreman is 65. Roots rock singer Alejandro Escovedo is 63. Rock musician Scott Thurston (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) is 62. Singer Pat Benatar is 61. Hall of Fame race car driver and team owner Bobby Rahal is 61. Rock musician Michael Schenker is 59. Singer Shawn Colvin is 58. Rock singer-musician Curt Kirkwood (Meat Puppets) is 55. Actor Evan Handler is 53. Rock singer Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies) is 50. Actress Trini Alvarado is 47. Rock musician Matt Roberts is 36. Rock singer Brent Smith (Shinedown) is 36. Rapper Chris Smith (Kris Kross) is 35. Actress Sarah Shahi is 34.
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Vol. 144 No. 149
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple, advertising manager
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, 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
Wheat $5.57Corn $3.97Soybeans $12.92The following individuals appeared Thursday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:
Changes of pleasTodd Hundley, 
 41, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to failure to register as a sex offender, a felony of the fourth degree.The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Feb. 12. His bond was continued.
Lorenzo Frye, 
 25, Van Wert, changed his plea to guilty to domestic violence, a felony of the fourth degree.The court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set sentencing for Feb. 12. His bond was continued, including the no-contact order with the victim.
Time waiverMichael Gregory Johnson, 
 55, Van Wert, signed a waiver of speedy trial in open court and requested a con-tinuance of his trial scheduled for next week. His request was granted.
SentencingWilliam L. Smith,
37, Delphos, was sentenced on three counts of trafficking heroin, each a felony of the fifth degree.He was sentenced to: three years Community Control, up to six months at WORTH Center, 30 days jail at a later date, 200 hours community service, two years intensive proba-tion, driver’s license suspended six months and was ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees.A nine-month prison term on each count, concurrent, was deferred pending completion of Community Control.
Theresa M. ‘Terry’ Bertling Nathanson
Dec. 16, 1950-Jan. 9, 2014
Theresa M. “Terry” Bertling Nathanson, 63, of Delphos passed away 8:32 a.m. Thursday at Community Health Partners Hospice in Van Wert.She was born Dec. 16, 1950, in Lima to James F. and Margie M. (Miller) Bertling, who preceded her in death.Terry is survived by her son, Toby Tippie of Lima; her grandchildren, Kendra, Rileigh, Olivia, Emma, Benjamin and Bristol; her siblings, Chuck Bertling of Bangkok, Thailand, Jane (Gary) Houg of Van Wert, Betty (Gary) Dilworth of Delphos, Marty (Steve) Mansfield of Delphos, Tom (Priscilla) Bertling of Scottsdale, Ariz., Jack (Cindy) Bertling of Delphos, Glenn (Julie) Bertling of Lima, Ann (Rob) Watkins of Delphos and James “Buddy” (Marcy) Bertling Jr. of Lompoc, Calif.Also preceding her in death was a son, Travis Tippie; and two brothers, George and Daniel Bertling.Mrs. Nathanson had spent her adult life as a caregiver. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and wonderful family.A Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.Friends and family may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Siferd Orians Funeral Home, 506 N. Cable Road, Lima.In lieu of flowers, contri-butions can be made to her family.Condolences can be made at www.siferd-oriansfuneral-home.com
One Year Ago
The Delphos Public Library Board of Trustees met for its first meeting of 2013 to install officers and welcome a new director. Kelly Rist, who came to the Delphos library from Brumback Library in Van Wert, stepped in former director Nancy Mericle’s shoes when she retired at the beginning of the month.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Jeanne Clark, Jefferson Senior High School art teacher, announced that the high school art exhibit is on display through Friday at Delphos Public Library. First-place winners are Roger Klenz, Nikki Siefker, Rachel Wannemacher, Julie Mosier, Brandon Groves, Glen Renner, Dan Schleeter, Duane Hedrick, Kesha Cross, Kelly Hundley, Tomma Grothous, Lee Fetzer and Doug Wells.Johnny Bench, who redefined the standards set for a catcher, and Carl Yastremski, the 1967 Triple Crown winner who played in more American League games than anyone else, were elected Monday to the Baseball Hall of Fame with the highest vote totals in history.Three Ottoville players scored in double figures as the Big Green upset Miller 62-58 Monday night at Ottoville. With the win Ottoville improves to 6-5 overall and 2-2 in the Putnam County League. Marie Ruen and Jodi Ricker led Ottoville with 14 points each.
50 Years Ago – 1964
Sixteen districts were represented at the 41st annual session of the 8th District of Ohio Order of the Eastern Star school of instruction held at the Kalida Masonic Temple. Attending from Delphos were Mr. and Mrs. Richard John, Mrs. F. Ray John, Mrs. Louis Kortier, Mrs. Roscoe Thompson, Mrs. Carl E. Zink, Mrs. Harold Heitzman, Mrs. Gene Culp, Mrs. Fred Kiggins, Mrs. Don May, Mrs. Don Penn and Mrs. Walter Clark.Mrs. Arthur Grothouse was hostess to the members of the Del-Otto Club Wednesday with cards forming the evening’s entertainment. At the conclusion of the games, first prize was awarded to Mrs. Othmar Wanamaker, second to Mrs. Francis Reinemeyer and low to Mrs. Elmer Beckman. Mrs. Arthur Eickholt received the traveling prizes.Ruth Circle of the First United Presbyterian Church held its first meeting of the year 1964 Wednesday at the church with Mrs. Peltier opening the session. Alva Ditto gave the treasurer’s report for the year 1963. Mrs. Fred Knowlton was in charge of the lesson. A talk on the life of Ruth was given.
75 Years Ago – 1939
One of the best athletic shows ever staged by the Delphos Aerie of Eagles is in prospect for next Monday night, according to an announcement made at a regular Eagle meeting. The main match of the evening will be between Eric Von Shafer of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Smiley Kaiser of Flint, Mich. The preliminary match will be staged by Gil Lautzenheiser and Longsworth, both from Lima.The organization of a discussion club in the Catholic Youth Organization was dis-cussed at a regular meeting of the CYO held in the clubrooms on East First Street Monday evening. James Hotz was named as chairman of the committee in charge. Louis Scherger presented a report on the New Year’s Eve Ball given under the CYO sponsorship.Arrangements for a tea to be given in celebra-tion of the 15th anniversary of the organization of the Phi Delta Sorority was made at a regular business meeting of the local sorority con-ducted Monday evening at the home of Alma Gerdemann. The affair will be held at the home of Ruth Steinle, East Fourth Street on Jan. 22.
 Paul Edward, 92, of Fort Jennings, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rev. Norbert Howe officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery. Preferred memorials are to the church. To leave condolences, visit hart-erandschier.com.
 Ruth M., 95, of Delphos, funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Harry Tolhurst officiat-ing. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. today and one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to First United Presbyterian Church or the Delphos Interfaith Thrift Shop. To leave online condo-lences for the family, visit www.harterandschier.com.
 Elizabeth “Betty” J., 79, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Dave Reinhart offici-ating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today with a Parish Wake Service at 7:30 p.m. at Strayer Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Delphos St. John’s Parish Foundation or the St. John’s Teacher’s Endowment Fund. Online condolences may be shared at www.strayerfuner-alhome.com.
 Sandy, 74, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake will begin at 7:30 p.m. Preferred memorials are to the Delphos Thrift Shop. To send condolences, visit harterandschi-er.com.
Man seeks clemency in wife’s hospital killing
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man convicted and sentenced to six years in prison for fatal-ly shooting his ailing wife in her hospital bed has asked the governor for clemency, his attorney said Thursday.“John Wise is in poor health and is not likely to sur-vive his prison sentence,” his attorney, Paul Adamson, said in an email announcing the clemency filing.A grant of clemency could lead to a reduced sentence or release for Wise.Wise, 68, of Massillon, said he shot his debilitated wife out of love in August 2012 after she suffered aneurysms and appeared to be in pain at an Akron hospital. Mercy is not a defense to a murder charge in Ohio.The governor’s spokesman declined to comment on the clemency request.The prosecutor’s office said last month it would oppose any reduction in Wise’s punishment. There was no immediate comment from the prosecutor in response to the filing.Adamson said a Change.org online petition backing clemency has landed more than 400 signatures.CLEVELAND (AP) — These Ohio lotteries were drawn Thursday:
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Trooper praised for arrest of man with bombs
LONDON (AP) — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was praised for his actions in a traffic stop that led to the arrest of a man with bombs and other weapons in his vehicle.Trooper William Scott Davis reported stopping a vehicle in central Ohio for going 85 mph in a 70-mph zone on Interstate 70 late Jan. 1. He said driver Andrew Scott Boguslawski told him he didn’t have weapons, but Davis spotted the butt of gun tucked between his legs.Davis then held Boguslawski at gunpoint and called for backup, leading to a search that police say recovered 48 explosives, four guns and a remote detonation device. The Ohio fire marshal’s office and federal agents soon joined the search.The 43-year-old Indiana National Guardsman is being held in Madison County on $1 million bond. He had worked at a train-ing center near Butlerville, Ind., and indicated to troopers he had items for training purposes.“We don’t know what his intentions were and certainly that is what the investigation is going to reveal,” Lt. Marty Fellure, commander of the West Jefferson patrol post, told the Dayton Daily News. “This is just a great stop by the highway patrol, great stop for Trooper Davis to remove those kind of devices from the roadway and keep everybody safe.”Boguslawski has a court appearance scheduled this morning.The Indiana National Guard says he received military intelligence train-ing and had served there since 2007, after transfer-ring from the Tennessee National Guard. He joined the Pennsylvania National Guard out of high school and also served in the Ohio National Guard, according to Indiana guard records. Wright State University officials near Dayton said he earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership in 2006.He had been in the Indiana guard’s medi-cal discharge unit since November, but an Indiana guard spokeswoman said she couldn’t discuss his medical condition.He gave police a Moores Hill, Ind., home address.
Tech glitch hinders driver’s license process
AKRON (AP) — Hundreds of Ohioans trying to get or renew their driver’s licenses this week are running into trouble because of computer problems.The state Bureau of Motor Vehicles says people with licenses nearing expiration who can’t renew because of the glitch are being issued let-ters to explain the problem so they’re not penalized for it by law enforcement officials. It’s not clear when the technical glitch might be resolved.A BMV spokeswoman says the problem started Monday with a software update, and the issue is affecting access to databases that help check drivers’ records.She says the outages have been sporadic. Some drivers have been able to get their licenses.
State works to get word out on human trafficking
COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio is partnering with librar-ies, highway rest areas, clinics and facilities overseen by state agencies to build awareness about human trafficking.Gov. John Kasich’s office made the announcement Thursday, during an annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day at the Statehouse.Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings for commercial sexual exploi-tation and forced labor.Kasich’s office says the goals of the awareness cam-paign are to educate people on how to recognize the signs of human trafficking, how to report it and how to direct vic-tims to available services and treatment.For instance, the Ohio Turnpike Commission plans to place posters in its service plazas. Posters will be sent to about 730 Ohio libraries, and the state’s public safety agency will make 5,000 post-ers available to people.
Northeast Ohio man admits stealing donation kettle
PAINESVILLE (AP) — A northeast Ohio man has pleaded guilty to stealing a Salvation Army donation kettle days before Christmas.The News-Herald in Willoughby reports 55-year-old Jeffrey L. Gregg pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft Wednesday in Painesville. He’ll be sentenced Thursday.Lake County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Frank Leonbruno says the red kettle had an estimated $300 to $500, but no one knows for sure.Deputies said Gregg — who has no permanent address — stole the kettle in front of a Giant Eagle grocery store Dec. 21 by convincing real Salvation Army volunteers that he was taking over the bell-ringing shift. Soon after, he put the kettle in a car and left.Detectives used surveillance video to catch up with Gregg, who was sleeping in his car.
State asks judge to let killer’s execution proceed 
COLUMBUS (AP) — The condemned killer of a pregnant woman waited too long to chal-lenge the state’s untried lethal injection method and hasn’t shown he faces a substantial risk of harm from the two-drug process, attorneys for the state argued in court papers Thursday.The method has been part of Ohio’s execution process since 2009 — though never used — and higher courts have twice rejected claims that the drugs pose a risk of severe pain, the attor-neys argued in opposing death row inmate Dennis McGuire’s attempt to stop his execution scheduled for next week.A judge will hear oral argu-ments in the federal case today.Ohio plans to use intra-venous doses of two drugs, midazolam, a sedative, and hydromorphone, a painkiller, to execute McGuire Thursday.Since 2009, Ohio’s exe-cution policy has called for those same drugs to be inject-ed into an inmate’s muscle if the state’s regular lethal drug didn’t work. That backup method has never been used.The state says that’s because courts have upheld the use of those drugs in the backup method, McGuire can’t challenge their use just because they are to be given intravenously.
Latta leads bipartisan charge to cut unnecessary red tape
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 724, a bipartisan bill sponsored by Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH), to repeal a duplicative mandate on auto dealers. Co-sponsored by Congressman Gary Peters (D-MI), this legislation is the result of bipartisan cooperation.“H.R. 724 is simple, direct, and sends a clear message that hardworking American taxpayers, and specifically auto dealers, should not be burdened with redundant regulatory requirements. This legislation will make the car-buying process a little simpler and let auto dealers spend less time complying with obsolete regulatory requirements and more time developing their businesses, investing in local com-munities and creating jobs. As this legis-lation represents, finding ways to reduce unnecessary red tape is not only a policy goal both sides of the aisle can agree on, but it is a policy goal that can actually get done,” said Congressman Latta.Under the current regulation, the Clean Air Act requires auto dealers to present purchasers of new light-duty motor vehicles with written confirma-tion that the vehicle’s emissions system passed either a visual inspection or on-board-diagnostics test. This requirement has been superseded by standard use of catalytic converters and new vehicle warranties that offer much more cover-age than when the agency requirement was first enacted. Further, other statutory measures require new vehicles comply with the Clean Air Act before entering the stream of commerce and information provided by the certificate is available to consumers under the hood or on the Internet.
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It is my honor and privilege as mayor to give the 2014 State of the City. This is required by Ohio Revised Code 733.41 and is given at the first coun-cil meeting of the New Year.Delphos continues to work in these challenging financial times. The funding cuts from the state and loss of revenue from two employers that closed their doors in 2013 have made it necessary for the city to take steps to keep the city solvent. In 2013, we found it necessary to lay off four employees and have had 10 employees retire or resign. None of these employees have been replaced. The salaried employees, and more than half of the City employ-ees, are on a modified work schedule, which equals a 7.5-percent reduction in payroll. Your elected officials will also see a 25-percent reduction in pay. With all of this, some services have suffered, but we are determined to continue to give the best service we can.The Police Department continues to provide excel-lent service to the residents of Delphos, even with six less employees than 2012. Through November, they have responded to over 5,500 calls for service, made 437 arrests, handled over 117 car accidents and taken over 600 written reports. They have been training both schools for the ALICE active shooter protocol and the entire force was involved in a mock drill at St. John’s. They continue to participate in numerous community events like Bunge Safety Day or being escorts for 5K runs and parades. They have received over $16,000 in donations and will use it for differ-ent projects. Assistant Chief Dave Clark, Sgt. Bev McNeal and Ptl. Jan Thatcher retired in 2013 with over 67 years of service.The members of the Delphos Fire and Rescue Departments have made 1,124 calls for service in Delphos and parts of Marion and Washington townships. More than 800 were EMS calls. Twelve public education programs were given to schools, businesses and residents. The SAFER grant has been applied for and is still pending. If received, the grant would bring the fire department back to full staff. Chief Dave McNeal retired in October.The Parks and Recreation Department has con-tinued to keep the parks and pool going strong, even with less revenue and a cool summer for swimmers. The pool had over 16,500 visitors for the season. The football stadium hosted 49 games for the season and one high school playoff game. Through donations and volunteers, improvements to the parks and pool continue to be made. Thanks to the many local organizations, as without them, many projects could not have happened.We see the services that our Maintenance Department normally performs have suffered the most with these economic changes. They have had two employees laid off and continue to do as much as they can with the remaining three. The sewer collection was moved to maintenance department which gives the department two more employees to help but they are also responsible for more work. They now clean catch basins and camera sewer lines when they can. They continue to help the water and sewer departments with the repair and maintenance of their lines. They have repaired nine main line breaks and four service lines and 15 sewer lines were repaired. They patched streets and alleys using almost 7,000 gallons of tar and 480 tons of stone. Snow was plowed five times and streets were salted 17 times. We also used 6,800 gallons of brine. The maintenance department con-tinues to do the best they can with less revenue and manpower. Our residents may see it takes longer to get things done.The Water Department treated around 304 mil-lion gallons of water in 2013. New water lines were put in from Cass Street to Clay Street and from Gressel Drive to Marsh Avenue. These lines were put in to make a loop for better water and higher pressure. We received numerous grants in 2013. With those grants, we were able to put in a by-pass between our clear wells and three new high-service pumps. An AEP energy credit check was received for reducing our electric consumption and the Ohio Department of Health gave us a grant for equip-ment to improve the fluoride in our water. The Delphos Water Department continues to make the best and safest water around.Wastewater staff continues to work on the prob-lems with membrane integrity. They have modified permeate lines to more efficiently locate compro-mised plates. K-turbo and Ovivo have, with the staff, made program changes to help with the blow-ers and membranes. They continue to push forward looking for a long-term solution to the problems they face. The grant money received from AEP for the lowering of our energy usage with the ARRA blowers was used for replacing the lighting with more efficient lighting and motion sensors. The wastewater department lost two employees to retirement in 2013: James Kimmett and Bill Hittle.City Council introduced 49 pieces of legislation and passed a temporary budget for 2014. I want to thank Councilmen Rick Hanser and Jim Knebel for their years of service to Delphos and wish to welcome Andy Knueve and Del Kemper to city council seats.The staff at the City Building, along with the administration, works to help with the concerns of the citizens of Delphos. We will continue to strive to do our best during these challenging times.I’d like to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication to the City of Delphos. We look forward to serving the citizens in 2014.
Respectfully submitted, Michael H. GallmeierMayor
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