2 – The Herald Friday, February 14, 2014
For The Record
VAN WERT COURT NEWSF
ODAY IN HISTORY
ROM THE ARCHIVESThe DelphosHerald
Vol. 144 No. 174
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.
Lori Goodwin Silette
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WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY
: Mostly cloudy. Chance of flur-ries. Highs in the mid 20s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.
: Cold. Partly cloudy through midnight then becoming mostly clear. Lows 5 to 10 above. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chills 5 below to 5 above zero.
: Partly cloudy in the morn-ing then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 20s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Wind chills 5 below to 5 above zero in the morning.
: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Lows around 15. South winds around 5 mph shifting to the east after midnight.
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 20s. Lows around 15.
: Cloudy. Chance of freezing rain and sleet possibly mixed with snow in the morning. Then rain likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. Chance of rain 60 percent.
: Partly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain and snow through mid-night. Lows in the upper 20s.
: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s.
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid 40s.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY
: Mostly cloudy with a 40 per-cent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 40s.Wheat $5.76Corn $4.23Soybeans $13.50ST. RITA’SA boy was born Feb. 12 to Jill and David Martz of Delphos.Two cases were heard Thursday morning by Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:
22, Van Wert, appeared for a probation violation for being unsuccessfully ter-minated from the WORTH Center. He admitted the violation and was sen-tenced to 12 months prison with credit for 140 days served.
65, Lima, was arraigned on a charge of trafficking in marijuana, a felony of the fifth degree, with a specifi-cation that he used a 2006 Honda Civic and $240 cash in the commission of the offense.He entered a not guilty plea and was released on a surety bond until his pretri-al scheduled for March 12.
One Year Ago
The 59th annual Putnam County Science Fair showed off the best area students had to offer on Saturday at Glandorf Elementary School. Seven students received a score of 40 on their projects. They included Madison Heckman and Tyler Ebbeskotte from Glandorf; Kelsey Miller from Continental, Abigail Hilvers and Alexis Thorbahn from Ottoville, Victoria Warnecke from St. Anthony’s and Abby Schroeder from Miller City-New Cleveland.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Lee Farris, manager of the new Hardee’s Restaurant, 203 W. Fifth St., is prepared for the restaurant’s grand opening Saturday. A boys bicycle and a girls bicycle will be raffled at the grand opening. Ferris said 73 people from the area are employed at the restaurant.Jefferson defeated the Perry Commodores 52-24 Monday in the first round of the Northwest Conference freshman tournament at Spencerville. Doug Haunhorst led Jefferson with 12 points. Todd Reynolds had nine points and Max Wisher, Mike Ahten and Dan Schleeter, eight points each.Angie McKee, a senior at Jefferson High School, was recently presented with the La Sertoma Youth Service Award from the Lima chapter. It is given to students for their involvement in community, school and church. Angie wrote about her experience with the First Assembly of God Church Youth Group, which went to Cleveland and worked in the inner-city parks.
50 Years Ago – 1964
Alva Ditto was hostess to the members of the Sorosis Study Club Thursday afternoon in her home on South Franklin Street. Roll call respons-es were given with a patent medicine. Mrs. Nile Brenneman was in charge of the program and reviewed the book “One for a Man – Two for a Horse” by Gerald Carson.Enlarged operations are being completed by Schumacher Soil Service of Columbus Grove, it was reported this week by Arthur Schumacher, operator of the company. Shumacher will be joined by his brothers Vernon and Nelson in the operation of the company.Mrs. Hubert Altenburger entertained the Once-A-Month Pinochle Club in her home at Ottoville this week with first award going to Mrs. Carl Greulich, second to Mrs. Harry Thomas and low to Mrs. Robert Fortener. Mrs. Andy Altenburger received the traveling prize. Mrs. Harry Thomas will be hostess to the club for a buffet supper March 2.
75 Years Ago – 1939
A lengthy discussion treating on “Prohibition” took place Monday evening when the mem-bers of the CYO held their regular meeting in their clubrooms. Norman Geier and James Hotz served as leaders of the discussion. The CYO will sponsor a skating party to be held at the rink on North Washington Street Thursday evening of this week.
Today is Friday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2014. There are 320 days left in the year. This is Valentine’s Day.Today’s Highlight in History:On Feb. 14, 1924, the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. of New York was formally renamed International Business Machines Corp., or IBM.On this date:In 1014, Henry II was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in Rome by Pope Benedict VIII.In 1778, the American ship Ranger carried the recently adopted Stars and Stripes to a foreign port for the first time as it arrived in France.In 1859, Oregon was admitted to the Union as the 33rd state.In 1895, Oscar Wilde’s final play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” opened at the St. James’s Theatre in London.In 1903, the Department of Commerce and Labor was established. (It was divided into separate depart-ments of Commerce and Labor in 1913.)In 1912, Arizona became the 48th state of the Union as President William Howard Taft signed a proclamation.In 1929, the “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” took place in a Chicago garage as seven rivals of Al Capone’s gang were gunned down.In 1949, Israel’s Knesset convened for the first time.In 1963, Federico Fellini’s art-house classic “8” was first released in Italy.In 1979, Adolph Dubs, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, was kid-napped in Kabul by Muslim extremists and killed in a shootout between his abductors and police.In 1984, 6-year-old Stormie Jones became the world’s first heart-liver trans-plant recipient at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (she lived until Nov. 1990). Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean of Britain won the gold medal in ice danc-ing at the Sarajevo Olympics.In 1989, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini called on Muslims to kill Salman Rushdie, author of “The Satanic Verses,” a novel condemned as blasphemous.Ten years ago: Guerrillas over-whelmed a police station west of Baghdad, killing 23 people and free-ing dozens of prisoners. Twenty-eight people were killed when the glass-and-concrete roof of an indoor water park in Moscow collapsed.Five years ago: Savoring his first big victory in Congress, President Barack Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address to celebrate the just-passed $787 billion economic stimulus bill as a “major milestone on our road to recovery.” Jazz drummer Louie Bellson, who’d performed with Duke Ellington and his late wife, Pearl Bailey, died in Los Angeles at age 84. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf Jr., 90, died in New York.One year ago: Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged with mur-dering his girlfriend at his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the “Blade Runner” for his high-tech artificial legs. Billionaire Warren Buffett agreed to buy H.J. Heinz Co. for $23.3 billion in the richest deal ever in the food industry. American Airlines and US Airways announced an $11 billion merger that turned American into the world’s biggest airline.Today’s Birthdays: TV personal-ity Hugh Downs is 93. Actress-singer Florence Henderson is 80. Actor Andrew Prine is 78. Country singer Razzy Bailey is 75. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is 72. Jazz musician Maceo Parker is 71. Movie director Alan Parker is 70. Journalist Carl Bernstein is 70. Former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., is 67. TV personality Pat O’Brien is 66. Magician Teller (Penn and Teller) is 66. Cajun singer-musician Michael Doucet (Beausoleil) is 63. Actor Ken Wahl is 57. Opera singer Renee Fleming is 55. Actress Meg Tilly is 54. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly is 54. Singer-producer Dwayne Wiggins is 53. Actor Enrico Colantoni is 51. Actor Zach Galligan is 50. Actor Valente Rodriguez is 50. Rock musician Ricky Wolking (The Nixons) is 48. Tennis player Manuela Maleeva is 47. Actor Simon Pegg is 44. Rock musician Kevin Baldes (Lit) is 42. Rock singer Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) is 42. Actor Matt Barr is 30. Actor Jake Lacy is 28. Actress Tiffany Thornton is 28. Actor Freddie Highmore is 22.
VW Sheriff releases monthly activity report
VAN WERT — Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach has released the Sheriff’s Office Activity Report for the month of January.Sheriff’s Office cruisers traveled 20,944 miles while on patrol, answer-ing citizens’ complaints, serving crimi-nal and civil papers, performing other Sheriff’s Office functions and transport-ing prisoners to state institutions and juveniles to juvenile detention center facilities. Of the 20,944 miles driven, 2,502 miles were made on inmate trans-ports for a total of 20 trips.There were 94 prisoners housed in the Van Wert County Correctional Facility.The average daily inmate count was 42 for the month. Inmates housed for other counties generated MTD $0, YTD $0.Other inmate programs generating income, which are paid into the County General Fund are: Inmate Work Release MTD $519.24, YTD $519.24; Inmate Phone Service MTD $604.74, YTD $604.74; Inmate Pay To Stay MTD $0, YTD $0; and Office of Child Nutrition Services - Government Donated Food Entitlement MTD $237.09, YTD $237.09.The food cost per meal per inmate was $1.21. The inmate work crews worked a total of 796 hours at the Sheriff’s Office, Election Board and jail.Deputies handled a total of 80 citi-zens’ complaints with reports being filed and handled a total of 68 complaints that did not require reports or any further investigation.There were 27 traffic accidents inves-tigated during the month. There were 25 traffic citations issued to motorists and 20 traffic warnings issued. Deputies filed five criminal cases. Deputies made 153 assists to motorists and other depart-ments during the month and handled three funeral procession escorts. While on patrol, deputies found 21 open doors at businesses, schools and residen-tial house checks. Eighty-four homes of vacationing county residents were checked for a total of 908 times and a total of 13 business and residential alarms were answered. Deputies served 144 papers received from the courts dur-ing January.There were seven Sheriff sales con-ducted during January and five Sheriff sales received.The Sheriff’s Office K-9 team worked 11 perimeter checks of buildings while on patrol, five building searches, three drug searches and one track.There were three new criminal inves-tigations forwarded to the Detective Bureau with three felony charges and one misdemeanor charge filed, seven assists to other agencies, no search war-rants and three subpoenas were pre-pared. Fifty-nine web checks were pro-cessed for residents.There were 18 sex offender registra-tions for periodic registrations, change of addresses, employment or other offender status changes conducted dur-ing the month of January (18 YTD). There were 178 sex offender notices sent or delivered to residents, schools, day-care facilities and pre-schools dur-ing the month of January (178 YTD). There were 1,653 automated emails sent to county residents from the Sheriff’s Office advising residents of sex offend-ers registering an address within one-mile of their residence during the month of January (1653 YTD). It is estimated that approximately 7.2 percent of Van Wert County residents are currently signed up to receive automated emails on sex offenders from the Sheriff’s Office.There were 25 new or renewed hand-gun Concealed Carry License issued during the month of January (25 YTD).
Larry E., 82, of Spencerville, funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, the Rev. Jim Flatcher officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencerville Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Spencerville EMS. Condolences may be expressed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roger Dean “Birddog,” Middle Point, calling will be from 2-8 p.m. Saturday at Brickner Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Brickner Funeral Home with Wayne Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at King Cemetery Middle Point with full military honors rendered by the Combined Honors Unit of VFW Post 5803 and American Legion Post 178. Preferred memo-rials are contributions to the family. Condolences may be left on the web-site, www.bricknerfuner-alhome.com or sent to email@example.com.
Patrol’s effective traffic enforcement yields illegal weapon arrests
LIMA — Through effective traffic enforcement, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is significantly impacting the criminal element on our public roadways and in our com-munities. By taking extra time during each traffic stop and paying close attention to possible indicators of criminal activity, what on the surface may appear to be a rather routine traffic stop can turn into something much more significant.In 2013, troopers made 550 arrests for possession of illegal weapons. This represents a 39 percent increase when compared to 2012. Illegal weapon arrests have risen each of the last five years, climbing 75 percent over this period.“Every day our troopers are out on the roadways taking felons out of your communities,” said Lt. Brant Zemelka, Commander of the Lima Post. “By being observant and spotting criminal indicators – drugs, illegal weapons and dangerous drivers are removed from the roadways.”The Patrol’s illegal weapon arrests occurred in 75 of Ohio’s 88 counties in 2013. These arrests happened most fre-quently in Cuyahoga (49), Franklin (34), Warren (31), Lucas (20) and Summit (20) counties. These five counties accounted for 28 percent of all the Patrol’s illegal weapons arrests.Additionally, in 36 percent of the Patrol’s illegal weap-on arrests in 2013, the offender was also charged with OVI. In 31 percent of the weapons arrests, the offender was also charged with a drug offense.Motorists are reminded that public participation is criti-cal to highway safety. Call # 677 to report impaired drivers or drug activity.For a complete statistical analysis please visit www.statepatrol.ohio.gov/doc/Weapons_Bulletin_2014.pdf.