2 – The Herald Thursday, February 27, 2014
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Vol. 144 No. 183
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WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY
: Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of snow showers in the morning. Windy. Highs around 15. West winds 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Wind chills 5 below to 15 below zero.
: Cold. Mostly clear. Lows around 5 below. Northwest winds around 5 mph through midnight becoming light and variable.
: Mostly sunny in the morning then becom-ing partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 20s. Southeast winds around 10 mph. Wind chills 5 below to 15 below zero in the morning.
: Mostly cloudy through midnight. Then cloudy with a 40 percent chance of light snow after midnight. Not as cold. Lows 15 to 20. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
: Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light snow. Highs in the lower 30s.
: Snow likely. Light snow accumu-lations possible. Lows 15 to 20. Chance of snow 60 percent.
SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT
: Snow likely. Highs in the lower 20s. Lows around 10. Chance of snow 70 percent.
: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs around 20.
: Partly cloudy. Lows zero to 5 above.
: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs 15 to 20.
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
: Partly cloudy. Lows zero to 5 above. Highs in the lower 20s.Wheat $5.80Corn $4.33Soybeans $14.08Two cases were heard Wednesday by Judge Kevin Taylor in Van Wert County Common Please Court on Wednesday:
, 51, Delphos, entered a plea of guilty to a Prosecutor’s Bill of Information charging him with domestic violence, a misdemeanor of the first degree.He was released on a surety bond and sentencing was set for March 19.
, 20, Van Wert, was sentenced on a charge of possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.His sentence was: three years community control, up to six months in WORTH Center, 100 hours com-munity service, substance abuse assessment and treat-ment, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended for six months, ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed coun-sel fees.An 11-month prison term was deferred pending comple-tion of community control.
VAN WERT — The Van Wert Municipal Court has released the activity report for the month of January.There were a total of 411 cases for the month as follows: 295 traffic cases, 61 crimi-nal cases and 55 civil cases.The Court performed no weddings.Fines and costs in the amount of $59,286.06 were distributed to government agencies by the Municipal Court as follows: $18,579.17 to the State of Ohio, $34,121.94 to the City of Van Wert, $4,725.25 to the County of Van Wert, $100 to the Van Wert Sheriff’s Department, $17 to Crime Stoppers, $50 to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, $250.52 to Capital Recovery, $275 to ODNR, $25 to the Village of Ohio City, $55 to the Village of Convoy and $1,087.18 to the County Law Library.The above disbursements include $1,385 to Legal Aid, $2,431.50 to Victims of Crime and $1,789.00 to Computerization.The total amount collected in back fines from Capital Recovery for the year is $1,440.35. The Court’s Supervision Fund brought in $1,852 for the month for a total of $1,852 for the year.Monies collected for judgment credi-tors by garnishment for the month totaled $28,684.98. The nature of the offense and the arresting authority are factors which affect the distribution of the fines.The charging authorities were: traffic cases - driving under the influence (20), State Patrol (seven), SHF (three) and SVW (10); general traffic (275) - Ohio State Patrol (187), Van Wert Police (62), Delphos (zero), Sheriff (25) and Village (one); Criminal charges (61), City Police (43), Ohio State Patrol (two), Sheriff (nine), Delphos (five), Village (zero) and ODNR (two); civil cases (55); regular, money-only complaints (48); evictions (four); other-BMV driving privi-leges (zero); and small claims complaints (three).Judge Jill Leatherman signed one search warrant during the month.Traffic/Criminal Activity: The Court had 255 scheduled arraignments - 234 pre-trials, 11 trials to the Court, zero suppression hear-ings, one preliminary hearing, 18 probation violation/show-cause hearings, zero bond hearing, four sentencings, six change of pleas, zero no contest hearings, one extradi-tion hearing, zero 12-point suspension hear-ings, zero scheduled jury trials and zero ALS Hearings.The following information has been submitted to the judge from the probation department for the month.Number of Persons off Probation: 30Total Intakes for probation: 22Total Office Visits: 42Total Home Visits: zeroTotal No. of Persons on Probation: 294Total No. on Intensive Probation: 45Total persons arrested by Probation: zeroTotal community service hours completed: 44.5In-Home Alcohol Units: threeNumber placed on Electronic House Arrest: fiveCases Reviewed by Court: 72Total Successfully Completing EMHA: oneProbation Violations filed: sevenIgnition Interlock Units Issued: nineUDSs completed: 12Diversions: zeroRehabilitation Placement: zeroFingerprints: zero
One Year Ago
Lt. Governor Linda Steinbrenner visited to install new Kiwanis officers. New officers include Secretary Janet Metzger, Treasurer Cindy Metzger, Vice President Jim Fortener and President Jamey Wisher. Three new members were also inducted: Lisa Bergfeld, Max Wisher and Vickie Fischer.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Elida Future Farmers of America member Tim Hittle presented a 3-week-old chicken to Misty Norway, a third-grader in Sarah Oleson’s class at Elida Elementary School as part of the FFA’s Food for American program. This year’s program consists of a videotape on how pizza is made, agricultural facts literature and Adopt-A-Chick for a Week program.Two St. John’s wrestlers: Shawn Kimmet and Dan Vonderwell; qualified for the 52nd annual State Tournament by placing in the top four Saturday in the Division III district meet at Fostoria. Three other St. John’s wrestlers: Mike Kramer, Don Vonderwell and Nathan Wannemacher; qualified for the dis-trict but did not advance.Elida and Bath played a cat-and-mouse game for three quarters before the Bulldogs lowered the boom in the fourth and won the Division II girls district tournament Saturday, 64-48, at Cory-Rawson. Julie Heil led Elida with 14 points. Stephany Purdy and Cindy Baker added 13. Chris Warris added nine points and had 15 rebounds.
50 Years Ago – 1964
A new motion screen was installed Wednesday night at the Capitol Theatre. The screen is one of a series of improvements aimed at upgrading the quality of movie showings at the Capitol, manag-er Walter Miller told The Herald. Miller said the Technikote screen is a new type that gives more depth, clarity and brightness to pictures projected on it.Mrs. Roger Hoverman will serve as commentator for Phi Delta Sorority’s style show which will be held March 10 in the Franklin School auditorium. Local stores participating in the revue will be The Betty Jane Shop, Penn’s Jack and Jill Shop, Lion Clothing Store and Shenk’s Dry Good Store.Mrs. Rudolf Lucas was hostess to the members of the Priscilla Circle of Trinity Methodist Church Wednesday evening in her home on North Clay Street. Flossiee Burgess and Mrs. Cecil Stopher served as assistant hostesses. The meeting was opened with a prayer by the circle leader, Mrs. Robert Dorman, and Mrs. Gene Kaskel gave the les-son.
75 Years Ago – 1939
The Spanish War situation will form the timely topic of discussion Monday night when the members of the Catholic Youth Organization of St. John’s parish convene in the clubrooms on East First Street for their regular meeting. The discus-sion will be led by Gerald Will and Donald Say. The CYO will pres-ent “Shamrock Minstrels” as their contribution to the St. Patrick’s Day entertainment which will be given March 19 in St. John’s auditorium.The Knights of Pythias will meet in regular session on March 1. Following a brief business session, there will be another of a series of Pinochle Parties with Alba Burgess and Charles Morgan directing the contest. On March 8, the rank of Knight will be conferred on a class of Esquires.County basketball tournaments were completed in this district on Saturday night. Elida, Coldwater, Ohio City, New Bremen and Alger won the county titles and the right to compete in the sectional tourney to be played at Shawnee starting this week.
Today is Thursday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2014. There are 307 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Feb. 27, 1814, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93, was first performed in Vienna. (Also on the program was Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92, which had premiered in Dec. 1813.)On this date:In 1801, the District of Columbia was placed under the jurisdiction of Congress.In 1911, inventor Charles F. Kettering demonstrated his electric automobile starter in Detroit by starting a Cadillac’s motor with just the press of a switch, instead of hand-cranking.In 1922, the Supreme Court, in Leser v. Garnett, unanimously upheld the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed the right of women to vote.In 1933, Germany’s parliament build-ing, the Reichstag, was gutted by fire. Chancellor Adolf Hitler, blaming the Communists, used the fire as justifica-tion for suspending civil liberties.In 1939, the Supreme Court, in National Labor Relations Board v. Fansteel Metallurgical Corp., effective-ly outlawed sit-down strikes. Britain and France recognized the regime of Francisco Franco of Spain.In 1943, during World War II, Norwegian commandos launched a raid to sabotage a German-operated heavy water plant in Norway. The U.S. govern-ment began circulating one-cent coins made of steel plated with zinc (the steel pennies proved very unpopular, since they were easily mistaken for dimes).In 1951, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, limiting a president to two terms of office, was ratified.In 1960, the U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviets, 3-2, at the Winter Games in Squaw Valley, Calif. (The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal.)In 1968, at the conclusion of a CBS News special report on the Vietnam War, Walter Cronkite delivered a commentary in which he said the conflict appeared “mired in stalemate.”In 1973, members of the American Indian Movement occupied the hamlet of Wounded Knee in South Dakota, the site of the 1890 massacre of Sioux men, women and children. (The occupation lasted until May.)In 1982, Wayne Williams was found guilty of murdering two of the 28 young blacks whose bodies were found in the Atlanta area over a 22-month period. (Williams, who was also blamed for 22 other deaths, has maintained his inno-cence.)In 1991, during Operation Desert Storm, President George H.W. Bush declared that “Kuwait is liberated, Iraq’s army is defeated,” and announced that the allies would suspend combat opera-tions at midnight, Eastern time.Ten years ago: America’s top bish-op, Wilton Gregory, declared the days of sheltering sex abusers in the Roman Catholic priesthood were “history” as two reports showed how pervasive assaults on minors had been during the previous half-century. California Attorney General Bill Lockyer asked the state’s top court to stop San Francisco from issuing same-sex mar-riage licenses until the justices could decide whether the weddings were legal. (The justices halted the wed-dings the following month.) In the Philippines, a bomb blamed on Islamic extremists killed 116 people aboard a ferry in Manila Bay.Five years ago: President Barack Obama told Marines at Camp Lejeune, N.C. that he would end combat opera-tions in Iraq by Aug. 31, 2010 and open a new era of diplomacy in the Middle East. The Rocky Mountain News ceased publishing after nearly 150 years in business.One year ago: The Senate confirmed Jacob Lew to be Treasury secretary by a vote of 71-26. President Barack Obama unveiled a statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks at the U.S. Capitol. Van Cliburn, the internationally cel-ebrated pianist whose triumph at a 1958 Moscow competition launched a spec-tacular career that made him the rare classical musician to enjoy rock star sta-tus, died in Fort Worth, Texas, at age 78.Today’s Birthdays: Actress Joanne Woodward is 84. Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is 80. Opera singer Mirella Freni is 79. Actress Barbara Babcock is 77. Actor Howard Hesseman is 74. Actress Debra Monk is 65. Rock sing-er-musician Neal Schon (Journey) is 60. Rock musician Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) is 57. Actor Timothy Spall is 57. Rock musician Paul Humphreys (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) is 54. Country singer Johnny Van Zant (Van Zant) is 54. Rock musician Leon Mobley (Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals) is 53. Basketball Hall-of-Famer James Worthy is 53. Actor Adam Baldwin is 52. Actor Grant Show is 52. Rock musician Mike Cross (Sponge) is 49. Actor Noah Emmerich is 49. Actor Donal Logue is 48. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chilli (TLC) is 43. Rock musician Jeremy Dean (Nine Days) is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Roderick Clark is 41. Country-rock musician Shonna Tucker (Drive-By Truckers) is 36. Actor Brandon Beemer is 34. Chelsea Clinton is 34. Rhythm-and-blues singer Bobby Valentino is 34. Singer Josh Groban is 33. Rock musician Jared Champion (Cage the Elephant) is 31. Actress Kate Mara is 31.
Joseph I., 88, of Van Wert, visitations will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and Crematory, with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m. The funer-al will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with Father Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert. Preferred memorials are to St. Mary of the Assumption Church, St. Mary of the Assumption School and Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. Condolences may be left online at www.alspachgearhart.com.
William F. “Bill”, 86, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Friday at St. Rose Catholic Church with Father John Stites and Father David Ross officiating. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Lima Central Catholic Athletic Boosters. Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.
Mary Ellen Hemker, 80, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church, with Father David Reinhart officiating. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake will be at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Parish Foundation. To leave condolenc-es online for the family, go to www.harterandschier.com.
Van Wert Municipal Court releases monthly activity report
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Answers to Wednesday’s questions:
The ostrich lays the smallest eggs in comparison to the mother’s size. Although an ostrich egg, at three pounds, is the heaviest laid by any living bird, it is only about 1.5 percent of its mother’s weight.The boy band One Direction, with
Up All Night
, in March 2012, was the first British pop band to top the Billboard chart in the United States with its debut album.
How many tobacco seeds are in an ounce?What three movies, named for cities all starting with the same letter, have won Academy Awards for Best Picture?
Answers in Friday’s Herald.
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