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January 15, 2014

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Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers today and partly cloudy tonight. Highs in the mid 20s and lows 15 to 20. See page 2.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Muhlenkamp wins Geography Bee, p4 Lady ’Cats win on the road, p6
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Obituaries 2State/Local 3The Next Generation 4Community 5Sports 6-8Business 9Classifieds 10TV 11
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Franklin Elementary will register children for kin-dergarten screening for the 2014-15 school year from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 3-7.Children who are 5 years old by Aug. 1, 2014, are eli-gible to attend kindergarten in the 2014-15 school year. Parents/guardians should come to Franklin during these times to pick up registra-tion materials and set up an appointment for screening.The screening clinics will be held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 7, 14 and 21. The clinics last approximately 45 minutes.For more informa-tion, contact the school at 419-692-8766.
Kindergarten signup set
Putnam County Help Me Grow Early Childhood Specialists will be available to screen Putnam County infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers free of charge. Developmental screenings that are available include: hearing, vision, physical devel-opment (crawling, walking, etc.), speech and language, behavioral and play skills.The free screenings are offered to Putnam County residents monthly. The next screening will take place from 1-3 p.m. on Jan. 21. Screenings are by appointment only, please call 419-523-6059 or toll-free at 1-877-738-1866.
Help Me Grow offers screenings
TODAY
Wrestling (6 p.m.): Jefferson/Lincolnview at Allen East; Ada at St. John’s.
THURSDAY
Girls Basketball (6 p.m.): St. John’s at NK’ville (MAC); LCC at Jefferson; Kalida at Ottoville (PCL) ppd from Jan. 2; Continental at Fort Jennings (PCL); Spencerville at Bluffton (NWC); Lincolnview at Crestview (NWC); Van Wert at Elida (WBL); Paulding at Columbus Grove (NWC).Wrestling: Elida and Van Wert at Bath Super-tri, 6 p.m.
District voters to see two renewals on May 6
By NANCY SPENCERHerald Editornspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS —Delphos City School District voters will see two renewal levies on the May 6 Primary Ballot.Board members approved two resolution during Monday’s regular meeting, the first to renew the 5-year, 2.25-mills Permanent Improvement Levy and the second to renew the district’s 5-year, 5.5-mills Current Expenses Levy.The Permanent Improvement Levy generates $264,038 per year with the funds used solely for items with a life of more than five years, such as repairs and additions to buildings and grounds, buses, etc.The Current Expenses Levy raises $853,013 per year with the money going into the General Fund.The district will contract with Squire, Sanders and Dempsey for the ballot language for both renewals.A special board meeting has been called for 5 p.m. Jan. 27 to approve the ballot language and to place the levies on the ballot.Supplemental contracts were approved for the following: Chris Sommers, head varsity football coach; Doug Geary, head varsity baseball coach; Josiah Stober, head varsity softball coach; Ben Rahrig and Jeff Stant as junior high track coaches; and Jon Kroeger as varsity assistant football coach.Volunteer contracts were granted to Clay Erman, Rusty Thompson, Jeff Stockwell and Jordan Jettinghoff as baseball coaches; and Heather Brickner and Mike Wilson as assis-tant softball coaches.Mike Brickner will fill the 3-hour Landeck Elementary School custodi-an position vacated by Zach Stemen. Stemen secured a full-time position with Spencerville Schools.In Kevin Wolfe’s Superintendent report, he gave a special thank-you to the Knights of Columbus for its donation of $1,052 to Special Education.Wolfe also gave a nod to board members for their dedication and service to the district as January is School Board Appreciation Month.The board also approved the 2014-15 school calendar. The first day for students will be Aug. 25; the last is May 28; and graduation is May 30.During the board’s Organizational Meeting prior to the regular session, new board members Andy North, Erica Pimpas and Brent Gables were sworn in. Joe Rode was tapped as president with North serving as vice president.As president, Rode will head the Finance Committee with board members North and Erica Pimpas, Treasurer Brad Rostorfer and Superintendent Wolfe.WDOH and The Delphos Herald were designated the official news out-lets for the board to inform the public of special sessions and announce-ments.Meeting will remain at 7:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month with the Finance Committee meeting at 7:30 p.m. the prior Wednesday.
 Building down; cleanup to follow
All that remains of the former Van Dyne Crotty building is piles of rubble. The last wall came down Tuesday afternoon. Look for a history of Myers Cleaners, the first resident of the building, in a future edition of The Herald. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer)New Fort Jennings School Board members Eva Von Sossan and Tim Fitzpatrick meet and shake hands after the board meeting Monday night. Both will serve for a term of two years. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)
Jennings swears in new board members
BY STEPHANIE GROVESStaff Writersgroves@delphosherald.com
FORT JENNINGS — Newly appoint-ed Fort Jennings School Board member Eva Von Sossan was sworn in during Monday nights meeting in the school’s library. She and Tim Fitzpatrick are the newest members to join the ranks and each will serve a term of two years.Members also approved the 2014-15 Alternative Tax Budget Information, which President Karl Schimmoeller explained was the amount of money the school is collecting.“It’s the amount in the General Fund based off the 5-year Forecast,” Treasurer Valerie Maag detailed. “It is only an estimate.”Donations accepted by the board included $126 from poster boards donat-ed by Drew Fields and $1,311 from the General Mills Box Tops Program to the Elementary Activities Fund.Members discussed the 2014-15 school calendar, which High School Principal Nicholas Langhals said could change.“It’s similar to this year’s calendar,” Langhals said. “The biggest change could be in the laws regarding calamity days.”Two resolutions were also passed, one of which authorized Langhals to repre-sent the Jennings Local School District by attendance at appropriately called meetings such as the Ohio Department of Education, Vantage Meetings, Ohio School Net and Equity and Adequacy meetings, among others.
Elida Village Council welcomes new members; taps Flick president
BY CYNTHIA YAHNAHerald Correspondentnews@delphosherald.com
ELIDA — Village Solicitor Austin Klaus officiated the swearing in of the new Elida Village Council members for their term beginning Jan. 1, through Dec. 31, 2017, at the first meeting of the year on Tuesday. Those taking the oath of office were: Claude Paxton, Chris McNamara and Rhonda McCoy.Former Council President Kim Hardy, the new mayor of Elida as of Thursday, welcomed the council members to their new positions. Council also voted Larry Flick as its new president.Hardy takes the place of long-time Mayor Ron Klopfenstein, who passed away in December.Chris McNamara reported she received a complaint about snow plowing on the cul-de-sac at Morning Glory Drive.“Apparently it has not been plowed properly,” McNamara said, “I personally have no real complaints. I believe the village does way better than any other parts of the city. You can tell we are the best one.”Flick spoke on residents’ con-cerns about placing a stop sign at the intersection of Baxter and North streets.“They are worried about the hazards of people crossing there,” he added.According to Village Administrator Scott Fessler, the intersection does not meet the criteria set forth by ODOT for a four-way stop sign.Fessler spoke about annexa-tion of 2651 Baty Road and that American Township officials are looking over the possibilities with the owners Mr. and Mrs. Crites.“The trustees want to make some changes to the annexa-tion, so at this time we need to postpone voting until we get the changes in writing,” he said.Council approved a resolu-tion to amend the setting of sala-ries to be paid for elected offi-cials on a monthly basis versus quarterly. They also approved the action to notify The Delphos Herald and The Lima News of the village meetings.Hardy reported on the state of the village for 2013:“The year 2013 benefited the residents of the village in many ways. New hires were Matt Dunahay, who is a part-time employee for mowing and different needs of the village. We also have a new police chief. Dale Metzger was chosen out of the numerous resumes the village received. Chief Metzger began his duties in December. Metzger has many years of experience and was chosen by being the best fit for the village needs. We look forward to his knowledge that will benefit the residents.
See BOARD, page 3See ELIDA, page 12
Delphos City Council is seeking a qualified indi-vidual to fill the vacancy of the 2nd Ward council seat.Individuals must be a resident of the second ward in the City of Delphos.Interested candidates must send a letter of interest to:City of DelphosAttn: Council President608 N. Canal St.Delphos OH 45833Letters must be received no later than noon on Monday.Any questions regard-ing this position, contact the Municipal Building at 419-695-4010.
Council seeks to fill seat
 
May 23, 1922Jan. 10, 2014
Elmer Arnold Gerdeman, 91, of Columbus and formerly of Delphos, passed away Friday evening at his home sur-rounded by his loving family.He was born May 23, 1922, in Van Wert County, west of Delphos, to Alfred Joseph and Clara Leona (Reindl) Gerdemann.On July 1, 1943, he mar-ried Ida Mae Isabel Murray of Fort Wayne, Ind., who preceded him in death on May 16, 2008, less than two months before their 65th anniversary.He was also predeceased by a son, Donald Gerdeman, and a brother, Irvin Gerdemann.Elmer is survived by two daughters, Karen Dudley of St. Paul, Minn., and Judith Kochs of Columbus; a son, Robert (Beverly) Gerdeman of Anacortes, Wash.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Matt (Vickie) Dudley, Lizzie and Julia; Dave (Melissa) Dudley, Will and Nora; Analise Gerdeman, Erika (Brad) Deweese, Mauria Gerdeman, Diedre Gerdeman and Austin Kochs; a sister, Lois (Kenneth) Blankemeyer; three broth-ers, Don Gerdeman, Herb (Clarann) Gerdeman and Rich (Mary Lou) Gerdeman, all of Delphos; a sister-in-law, Carlene Gerdemann of Delphos; and many nieces and nephews. He is also sur-vived by his Navy buddy and life-long friend, Sam Grey of Port Huron, Michigan.Elmer attended Auer School, a one-room school-house, and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1940, where “Iron Man” lettered in football and was awarded an honorable men-tion in the state for his perfor-mance in that sport.He joined the US Navy on March 20, 1943. While on leave following boot-train-ing and before Machinists School at Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Illinois, Elmer married his sweetheart, Ida Mae. With his promotion to the rank of Watertender, he served in charge of the boiler rooms on the tank landing ship USS LST-656 and on the destroyer USS Fletcher DD-445.After the war, Elmer returned to civilian life and his bride and began studies in elec-trical engineering at Tri-State College (now re-named Trine University) in Angola, Ind.Following his college grad-uation in 1948, he was hired by National Cash Register in Dayton, where he worked until he accepted employment at ITT Corporation in Fort Wayne in 1956.In 1961, Elmer and his family moved to the Columbus area, where he worked in aerospace engi-neering at North American Aviation (which later became Rockwell International and is now part of Boeing).He accepted an offer in 1971 to manage the Columbus branch of Dayton Scientific, Inc., a computer systems design and engineering com-pany. He directed the compa-ny’s operations in Columbus and at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton until his retirement in 1992.A member of Knights of Columbus Council 5253, the Ohio LST/Amphibs Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Inventor’s Council (for holding or con-tributing to several patents), and an avid reader and tin-kerer, Elmer still lived in Columbus, although his heart remained in Delphos.Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos, the Rev. Chris Bohnsack officiating. Delphos Veterans Council will conduct military rites following the Mass at the church. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery east of Delphos.Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Strayer Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos, where a K of C Service will be held at 7:15 p.m. followed by a Parish Wake Service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be offered one hour prior to the service on Saturday.In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Elmer’s favorite causes: he was an enthusiastic advocate of organ donation (information at www.organdonor.gov) and of blood and platelet dona-tions to the American Red Cross; he also supported Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital (www.stjude.org) and the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorpro- ject.org). Online condolences may be shared at www.stray-erfuneralhome.com.2 The Herald Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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George F. Lang
May 2, 1946-Jan. 12, 2014
George F. Lang, 67, of Holland, passed away Sunday.He was born May 2, 1946, in Delphos to James and Ann Lang, who preceded him in death.He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Susan (Nomina) Lang, his two children, Barbara Lang (Thomas McCartney) and Ann Trulley (Richard) and his grandchildren, Alexander and Madeline McCartney.George is also preceded in death by a brother, James Brady Lang.He graduated from Delphos St. John’s High School in 1964. After graduating from Bowling Green State University, George became a CPA and began his own accounting firm, George Lang and Associates. He took great pride in his business and in his relationships with his clients.George was also a tremendous fan of all sports, a great booster of BGSU athletics, an avid golfer and amateur fisherman. He loved holding a great ticket to a great event. With family and friends, he attended everything from col-lege football tailgates, Tigers games and the Kentucky Derby to Broadway shows and the Central Catholic Spring Musical.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Richard Catholic Church in Swanton. Interment is private.Friends and family will be received from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Road, Toledo, with a prayer service and a “sharing of memories” at 7 p.m.In lieu of flowers, dona-tions may be made to the Mercy Foundation for Cancer Care, Toledo.View and sign the online reg-istry at CoyleFuneralHome.com.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY
: Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow show-ers. Windy. Highs in the mid 20s. West winds 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
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: Partly cloudy through midnight then becom-ing mostly clear. Lows 15 to 20. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
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Frank C. Williams
Oct. 17, 1940Jan. 2, 2014
Frank C. Williams, 73, of Queen Creek, Ariz., and formerly of Delphos, died on Jan. 2 after a prolonged illness.He was born on Oct. 17, 1940, in Venedocia to John A. Sr. and Helen (Backus) Williams, who preceded him in death.He is survived by his spouse, Billie V. Williams; their son, William Williams; and stepdaughter, Diana C. Ortiz. He is also survived by a former spouse, Sharon Williams; their sons, Timothy (Lecia) Williams, Keith (Mary) Williams and Kevin (Kami) Williams; six grandchildren, Jessica, Collin, Jacob, Erin, Casey and Cody Williams; his brother, John A. (Earline) Williams Jr.; a sister, Mary Lou (Keith) Harman; and brother in-law, Phil Kuhn. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Donnie Williams; one sis-ter, Virginia (Ginny) Kuhn; and a granddaughter, Demi Williams.Mr. Williams was a meat cutter and retired from Krogers. He was a Delphos St. John’s graduate, class of 1958. He also served in the Army National Guard.A funeral service was held on Jan. 8 at San Tan Mountain View Funeral Home in Queen Creek, Ariz.Services in Delphos will be announced at a later date.A girl, Lucy Irene, was born Jan. 9 at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus to Craig and Mallory Honigford of Columbus.Grandparents are Mike and Denise Honigford of Delphos and Rob and Tina Weller of Springfield.Great-grandparents include the late Elmer and Lucille Pohlman and the late Bud and Dorothy Honigford.
Arrest warrant leads to drug search
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DELPHOS — During the evening hours of Monday, Delphos patrol officers went to a residence located at 227 West Clime St., Lot 19, to look for an individual who had a warrant issued for their arrest.While at this location, officers made contact with individuals inside the residence, however, the wanted individual was not there. During this interaction with those inside the trailer, officers observed what they believed to be marijuana.Delphos officers, along with a Van Wert County Sheriff’s Deputy, secured the residence and obtained a search warrant.At approximately 10:25 p.m., officers from the Delphos Police Department, along with mem-bers of the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force, served the search warrant at this location.Found inside the residence were the following items that were seized for evidentiary purposes:• A small quantity of sus-pected dried marijuana;• A large quantity of sus-pected drug paraphernalia;• Items and equipment con-sistent with an operation to grow marijuana; and• A small quantity of live, suspected marijuana plants.At this time, there have been no formal charges filed, pending prosecutorial review.
The following individuals appeared Tuesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:James Yoder,
19, Dalton, was sentenced for failure to stop after an accident, a misdemeanor of the first degree.His sentence was three years community control, 30 days  jail at later date, 200 hours community service, driver’s license suspended one year, ordered to pay restitution to the victim of $2,000, pay $1,000 fine and court costs.A 180-days jail term was deferred pending completion of community control.
Melony Sunday, 
 20, Delphos, was sentenced for one count of trafficking drugs and two counts of breaking and entering, all felonies of the fifth degree.She was sentenced to three years of community control on each count, concurrent; up to six months at WORTH Center; 30 days jail at a later date; 200 hours community service; two years intensive probation; driver’s license suspended six months; and she was ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed attorney fees.
Troopers seize thousands of Rx pills, liquid codeine
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LIMA – A Michigan man is facing felony drug charg-es after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 5,400 illegal prescription pills and 51 ounces of liquid codeine, worth a nearly $50,000, following a traffic stop in Allen County.Troopers stopped a rented 2014 Nissan Altima, with Ohio registration, for a speed violation on I-75 near milepost 125 at 9:02 a.m. Saturday. Criminal indica-tors were observed and a Lima Police Department drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle. A probable cause search revealed 4,654 Hydrocodone pills, 300 Oxycontin pills, 446 Zanax pills, eight bottles of liquid codeine and a small amount of heroin.The driver, LaKeith Lewis, 44, of Oak Park, Mich., was incarcer-ated in the Allen County Jail and charged with possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony; and three counts each of possession and traf-ficking in schedule II, schedule III and schedule IV substances, all third-degree felonies.
One Year Ago
Five area young men achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and were recognized at a recent Court of Honor at the Delphos Eagles. Austin Etzler, Kyle Klausing, Zachary Siefker, Derrick Erman and Jacob Violet reached the high-est distinction for a Scout.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Rachel Klaus, a seventh-grader from St. John’s Elementary School, won the school spelling bee Friday. Chanda Hoehn, also in the seventh grade, was runner-up. Rachel won a 35 mm camera and Chanda won a digital quartz watch. Rachel will compete in the Van Wert County spelling bee in March. Chanda will go to the Allen County competition Feb. 4.Delphos Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3035 is sponsor-ing a presentation on the Civil War 118th Ohio Regiment Jan. 30 at the post home. The presentation will be given by former Delphos resident Mike Klinger, who is presently compiling information for a book-length history of the 118th Ohio volunteers.St. John’s Blue Jays escaped with their scalps as the Fort Recovery Indians went on the warpath Friday night in St. John’s gymnasium. The Blue Jays squeaked by with a 58-52 win. Three Blue Jays were in double digits. Steve Jettinghoff came up with 19 markers; Scott Suever, 13; and Duane Grothause, 10. Curt Mager added nine.
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Get physical
Many people do not get enough exercise. Children sit in schools, many adults sit at desks or behind counters, and people of all ages play video games, watch television and spend hours sending texts or email.If you do not exercise a lot, even a little physical activity can improve your health. And if you are starting a fitness program, it is important to start slowly and build up strength and endurance.Different physical activities require different skills. Like all people learning exercise techniques, athletes need to learn specific skills and combinations of skills. For instance, a skateboarder needs one set of physical skills, a dancer other skills, a basketball player still others. In the movie “The Karate Kid,” the karate teacher, Mr. Miyagi, begins his training of the boy Daniel by asking him to wax his car, sand his deck, paint his fence and paint his house. After days of this grueling fix-it work, Daniel complains that he isn’t any better at karate than he was before he became Mr. Miyagi’s free handy-man. Then the master shows his student that the ways in which he was waxing the car, sanding the deck, painting the fence and painting the house were actually strengthening and training his muscles.Recognizing and building different skills can improve understanding of physical fitness and lead to healthy exercise.
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Marion Township trustees vote Violet as new president
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MARION TOWNSHIP — The Marion Township trustees held their regular sched-uled meeting on Monday with the follow-ing members present: Jerry Gilden, Joseph Youngpeter and Howard Violet.The purpose of the meeting was to pay bills and conduct ongoing business. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read.President Youngpeter then turned the meeting over to Fiscal Officer Kimmet at which time he asked for nominations for president for the 2014 year. Youngpeter nominated Violet, which was seconded by Gilden. There being no further nominations, a vote was taken with all votes “YES”.Kimmet then turned the meeting over to the new president, Violet, at which time he asked for nominations for vice president. Youngpeter nominated Gilden, which was seconded by Violet. There being no further nominations a vote was taken with all votes being “YES”.Gilden made a motion to keep the town-ship meetings at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month unless other-wise re-scheduled, which was seconded by Youngpeter and passed unanimously.The trustees then reviewed the bills and gave approval for 18 checks totaling $10,289.40.Andy Pohlman was present to see if the township had any maps or knowledge of the location of tile in the field adjacent to East Jackson Street. The trustees advised him the township had nothing but he could contact the Allen County Engineer’s Office.Road Foreman Elwer advised the trust-ees that due to the weather, the Annual Inventory for 2014 was not completed but he would get it done and filed with the county.He advised the trustees he received a call from Jim Buettner regarding a site survey and the trustees asked him to get in touch with the Allen Soil and Water Conservation District regarding this.Kimmet gave the trustees the Fund Status and the Bank Reconciliation Reports for Dec. 31, 2013, to review and sign.He advised the trustees that all year-end reports for 2013 have been completed and filed where necessary and a notice will be published in the paper for the 2013 Annual Financial Report.He gave the trustees copies of the Certificate of Total Sources available for Expenditures and Balances, the Revenue Status Report and the 2014 Appropriations for their review and asked for a resolution accepting the appropriation as presented.Youngpeter offered the resolution, which was seconded by Gilden.He then gave the trustees the Purchase Orders and the Blank Certificates needed for 2014 to review and sign.He read a letter from the Allen County Recorder’s Office regarding any changes in zoning within the township for 2013, which there wasn’t any.He presented the trustees the Certificate of Township Road Mileage for their review and signature.Youngpeter made a motion to appoint Jim Miller to the Zoning Board and Mike Berelsman to the Zoning Appeals Board for five-year terms, which was seconded by Gilden and passed unanimously.Gilden made a motion to adopt the same policy as the Allen County Engineer’s Office has regarding damage done to mail-boxes due to snowplow operations, which was seconded by Youngpeter and passed unanimously.There being no further business, a motion by Gilden to adjourn was seconded by Youngpeter and passed unanimously.
Lincoln Highway Association meeting set
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ADA — The El Campo will host this month’s Lincoln Highway Association Western Ohio Chapter meeting.The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the El Campo Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, 204 N. Main St., Ada.After attendees order dinner individually from the menu, Raymond Schuck will present a program at 7 p.m. regarding early contact and conflict between colonists and Indians in North America and how this led to scout-ing for and eventually opening roads to the interior.Schuck is an assistant professor of his-tory at Ohio Northern University and director of the museum studies program. He retired in 2000 as the director of the Allen County Museum in Lima.The public is invited. Bring a friend and a Lincoln Highway story to share!
Off Stage Productions to hold open auditions
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VAN WERT — Off Stage Productions, a community the-atre company providing quality and affordable dinner theatre, proudly announces open audi-tions for its upcoming comedy production “Nana’s Naughty Knickers” written by Katherine DiSavino.This romantic farce will be directed by Carol Snyder. Open auditions are set for 7 p.m. Jan. 26 and Jan. 28 at the Van Wert Senior Center, located at 220 Fox Road, Van Wert. The cast consists of 10 peo-ple: three to five males and five to six females, with an age range of 20s through 80s. No prior acting experience necessary. Scripts are available for review before auditions at Premier Financial, 211 S. Walnut St., Van Wert. Call 419-605-6708 for more information. Plan now to attend the production with five show dates for consideration: March 28, 29, 30, April 4 and 5.Bridget and her grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet grand-ma is running an illegal bou-tique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five-borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will Nana get arrested — or worse! — evicted?“Nana’s Naughty Knickers” is a slick comedy by a new playwright, Katy DiSavino…the dialog is crisp and funny and the action fast-paced…[this] Senior Citizen’s sexy sideline will have you in stitch-es!” - Lancaster JournalCome audition for our spring show. Prepare to join the group and have the time of your life while entertaining patrons in a relaxing and comfortable set-ting! Stay tuned for forthcoming announcements indicating show times and reservation informa-tion of the five shows held at the senior center on Fox Road, Van Wert. Off Stage Productions can be found online at www.offstag-etheatre.com.
VW United Way looks for community input
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VAN WERT — The United Way of Van Wert County is currently conduct-ing a survey that was mailed out to people randomly in the community asking for input.“We are reaching out beyond the volunteer board. It is important to ask the community to be involved in the organization. United Way belongs to the entire community,” stated Rob Gamble, chair of the Focus Group Committee. “We want to make sure we are making the most of our contri-butions from indi-viduals, companies and businesses and Van Wert County residents are confident we are doing that. But people can also suggest how we can change things and make the organization better and/or different.”If you did not receive a survey in the mail and would like to partici-pate, you can go online to our Facebook page and click on the link or from our website at: www.united-wayvanwert.org.
Off Stage Productions is getting ready for its next show and will hold auditions Jan. 26 and 28. (Photo submitted)(Continued from page 1)
The second resolution autho-rized Maag to represent the Jennings Local School District by attendance at appropriately called meetings of the Ohio Department of Education, Putnam County Treasurers and Vantage Vocational School Treasurers, among others.Langhals explained that all is going well with Race to the Top.“This morning, our team will have a meeting to discuss the IIS Thinkgate software,” Langhals detailed. “We will discuss who will be trained on the student information-oriented software, which allows us to track student progress, pull test questions and has many useful tools.”Thinkgate’s software con-nects educators with information through integrated performance- management tools, giving teach-ers and administrators better information when and where they need it most through an “app-like” interface, or dashboard, which does not require a lot of training.The next meeting will be held in the school library at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 19. The public is welcome to attend.
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