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.
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. Lows in the lower 30s.
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
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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.
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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