2A – The Herald Friday, February 28, 2014
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Vol. 144 No. 184
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Joseph I., 88, of Van Wert, funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with Father Charles Obinwa officiating. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery in Van Wert. Preferred memo-rials 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.alspach-gearhart.com.
William F. “Bill”, 86, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon today at St. Rose Catholic Church with Father John Stites and Father David Ross offici-ating. Burial will be in Gethsemani Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Lima Central Catholic Athletic Boosters. Condolences may be expressed at chil-es-lamanfh.com.
Mary Ellen Hemker, 80, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. today at St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church, with Father David Reinhart officiating. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Parish Foundation. To leave condolences online for the family, go to www.harterandschier.com.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY
: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 20s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Wind chills 5 below to 15 below zero in the morning.
: Partly cloudy through midnight…Then most-ly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of light snow after mid-night. Not as cold. Lows around 20. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
: Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light snow. Highs in the mid 30s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon.
: Snow likely. Light snow accumu-lations possible. Lows 15 to 20. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent.
: Snow likely. Highs in the lower 20s. Chance of snow 60 percent.
: Snow likely. Lows 5 to 10 above. Chance of snow 70 percent.
: Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Highs 15 to 20.
: Partly cloudy. Lows around 5 below.
: Mostly cloudy. Highs 15 to 20.
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY
: Partly cloudy. Lows zero to 5 above. Highs in the lower 20s.
: Mostly cloudy. Lows around 15.
: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s.
A girl was born Feb. 26 to Emily and Kiel Diller of Elida.A boy was born Feb. 26 to April and Joshua Cribbs of Elida.A girl was born Feb. 26 to Jacqueline and Kevin Deitering of Fort Jennings.A girl was born Feb. 27 to Lindsey and Adam Wisher of Delphos.
One Year Ago
Every wrestler goes to the OHSAA State Championships at the Jerome Schottenstein Center with hopes of a podium finish, if not a title. Of the five Tri-County athletes that made it to the state meet, only one, Jefferson senior 195-pounder Colin McConnahea, won his first match in the Division III rank.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Delphos Young Farmers-Young Farm Wives were recently named area winners by the Ohio Young Farmers Association. Mike Miller, advisor of YFA, said, “The state is divided into five areas and the Delphos chapter was picked as the best in agricultural promotion and as an all-around chapter in the northwestern part of the state.”Winners of the Ottoville Jaycees tri-skill basketball contest were Jenny Wenzlick, Chris Horstman, Gary Herman, Chad Eickholt, Jeff Landin, Cory Miller, Scott Horstman, Kevin Klima, Paul Ricker, Kurt Ruen, Brad Martz, Rick Altenburger, Duane Boecker, Jon Langhals and Aaron Burgei.St. John’s 6-4 junior center Steve Jettinghoff was named the Midwest Athletic Conference’s player of the year in voting by league coaches. Jettinghoff averaged 20.3 points as the Blue Jays won the MAC with a 9-0 record and fin-ished 14-7 overall. Teammate Curt Mager, a 5-11 senior guard, who averaged 16.4 points, also received all-conference honors.
50 Years Ago – 1964
Scout Pack 65 held its Blue and Gold banquet Thursday evening in the Franklin School building. Cubmaster Howard Raabe presided and awards were presented by John Giller to the following boys: Bob Violet and Thomas Theis, Bobcat pins; Scott Wolery, John Anthony and Scott Lucas, Wolf badges; and Don Raabe, gold arrow point.Delphos Green Thumb Garden Club held its February meeting Tuesday at the House of Vogts with a luncheon. During the business session, Mrs. Paul Birkmeier reported on the new plantings inside the public library. Mrs. Ralph Best and Mrs. Hubert Geise were in charge of the program.Plans for a July 18 picnic were made at the meeting of the Guiding Hands League held Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. C. M. McKinney, Carolyn Drive. Members will have their husbands as guests at the picnic. Mrs. Carl Mox and Mrs. Ralph Craig will be in charge. Guiding Hands will meet again March 18 at the home of Mrs. William Hinton, Jr.
75 Years Ago – 1939
“Three Days of Gracie,” a three-act farce, will be presented by the junior students of Ottoville on Sunday evening in the parish hall. Students taking part are Mary Rellinger, Lillian Wannemacher, Mary Catherine Leis, Velma Martin, Louise Altenburger, Menard Koester, Jerome Altenburger, Arthur Miller, Mary Miller, Hilda Wannemacher, Dolores Thines, William Looser, Eugene Schmitt, Howard Wannemacher, Ambrose Koester, Virgil Brinkman, Syl. Grote and Vincent Eickholt.A varied program will be presented by the band of Jennings Consolidated School at Fort Jennings on March 12, when that organiza-tion makes a formal appearance in Jennings Memorial Hall. The band is yet in its infancy. The students have been working diligently in preparing for the concert. Jacob Meyer, music supervisor in the schools at Fort Jennings, is in charge.The members of the N.B.C. Club and one guest, Pauline Eversole, were entertained Monday evening at the home of Margaret Osmun, East Seventh Street. Bunco was played and at the conclusion of the games, Mrs. Nick Bardo held high score, Louise Fuerst, second and Pauline Eversole was consoled.
Today is Friday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2014. There are 306 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Feb. 28, 2013, Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign, ending an eight-year pon-tificate shaped by struggles to move the Catholic Church past sex abuse scandals and to reawaken Christianity in an indif-ferent world. (Benedict was succeeded the following month by Pope Francis.)On this date:In 1844, a 12-inch gun aboard the USS Princeton exploded as the ship was sailing on the Potomac River, kill-ing Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Navy Secretary Thomas W. Gilmer and several others.In 1861, the Territory of Colorado was organized.In 1911, President William Howard Taft nominated William H. Lewis to be the first black Assistant Attorney General of the United States.In 1942, the heavy cruiser USS Houston and the Australian light cruiser HMAS Perth were attacked by Japanese forces during the World War II Battle of Sunda Strait; both were sunk shortly after midnight.In 1953, scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick announced they had discovered the double-helix struc-ture of DNA.In 1960, a day after defeating the Soviets at the Winter Games in Squaw Valley, Calif., the United States won its first Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Czechoslovakia’s team, 9-4.In 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai issued the Shanghai Communique, which called for normalizing relations between their countries, at the conclusion of Nixon’s historic visit to China.In 1974, the United States and Egypt re-established diplomatic relations after a seven-year break.In 1986, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot to death in cen-tral Stockholm. (The killing remains unsolved.)In 1988, the 15th Olympic Winter Games held its closing ceremony in Calgary, Canada.In 1993, a gun battle erupted at a religious compound near Waco, Texas, when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents tried to arrest Branch Davidian leader David Koresh on weapons charges; four agents and six Davidians were killed as a 51-day stand-off began.In 1994, Lorena Bobbitt was released from a state mental hospital in Virginia, five weeks after being acquitted by rea-son of insanity of sexually mutilating her husband, John.Ten years ago: Iraq’s U.S.-picked leaders failed to meet a deadline for adopting an interim constitution. Six-nation talks on ending North Korea’s nuclear weapons program ended in Beijing with an agreement to hold more negotiations. The Bow Mariner, a tanker carrying ethanol, exploded and sank off the Virginia coast; 21 crew members died while six men survived. Former Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin died in Washington, D.C. at age 89.Five years ago: Paul Harvey, the news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style made him one of the nation’s most familiar voices, died in Phoenix at age 90. Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper, free-agent NFL defensive lineman Corey Smith and former South Florida player William Bleakley died when their boat overturned in rough seas off the coast of Florida.One year ago: President Barack Obama urged the Supreme Court to overturn California’s same-sex marriage ban and turn a skeptical eye on similar prohibitions across the country. Bradley Manning, the Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified informa-tion in U.S. history, pleaded guilty at Fort Meade, Md., to 10 charges involv-ing illegal possession or distribution of classified material. (Manning, who has since adopted the female identity Chelsea Manning, was sentenced to up to 35 years in prison after being con-victed of additional charges in a court-martial.) In Seffner, Fla., a sinkhole opened up under a man’s bedroom and swallowed him up without a trace; Jeff Bush is presumed dead.Today’s Birthdays: Architect Frank Gehry is 85. Actor Gavin MacLeod is 83. Actor Don Francks is 82. Singer Sam the Sham is 77. Actor-director-dancer Tommy Tune is 75. Hall of Fame auto racer Mario Andretti is 74. Actor Frank Bonner is 72. Actress Kelly Bishop is 70. Actress Stephanie Beacham is 67. Writer-director Mike Figgis is 66. Actress Mercedes Ruehl is 66. Actress Bernadette Peters is 66. Former Energy Secretary Steven Chu is 66. Actress Ilene Graff is 65. Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman is 61. Comedian Gilbert Gottfried is 59. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Adrian Dantley is 59. Actor John Turturro is 57. Rock singer Cindy Wilson is 57. Actress Rae Dawn Chong is 53. Actress Maxine Bahns is 45. Actor Robert Sean Leonard is 45. Rock singer Pat Monahan is 45. Author Daniel Handler (AKA “Lemony Snicket”) is 44. Actress Tasha Smith is 43. Actor Rory Cochrane is 42. Actress Ali Larter is 38. Country singer Jason Aldean is 37. Actor Geoffrey Arend is 36. Actress Michelle Horn is 27. Actress Quinn Shephard (TV: “Hostages”) is 19. Actor Bobb’e J. Thompson is 18.
Jim Lange, ‘The Dating Game’ host, dies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jim Lange, the first host of the popular game show “The Dating Game,” has died at his home in Mill Valley, Calif. He was 81.He died Tuesday morning after suffering a heart attack, his wife Nancy told The Associated Press Wednesday.Though Lange had a successful career in radio, he is best known for his television role on ABC’s “The Dating Game,” which debuted in 1965 and on which he appeared for more than a decade, charming audi-ences with his mellifluous voice and wide, easygoing grin.He also played host to many celeb-rity guests. Michael Jackson, Steve Martin and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others, appeared as contes-tants.Even a pre-“Charlie’s Angels” Farrah Fawcett appeared on the program, introduced as “an accom-plished artist and sculptress” with a dream to open her own gallery.The show’s format: a young man or woman questions three members of the opposite sex, hidden from view, to determine which one would be the best date.The questions were designed by the show’s writers to elicit sexy answers.“I’ve never been out on a date before. What do two kids like us do on a date?” a teenage Michael Jackson asked one of his potential dates on a 1972 episode of the show.“Well, we’d have fun,” the girl answered. “We’d go out to dinner, and then I’d go over to your house.”Lange was born on Aug. 15, 1932, in St. Paul, Minn., where at 15 he discovered a passion for local radio after winning an audition at a local station.“They wanted a boy and a girl,” he said in a 1992 interview with the Bay Area Radio Digest. “They wanted the boy to do sports and the girl to do the dances and stuff that was going on in the Twin Cities — very sexist — and play music once a week.”He hosted that show for two years before attending the University of Minnesota and doing a three-year stint in the Marines, according to the Bay Area Radio Museum.His big break on network TV came in 1962 when he was made an announcer and sidekick on “The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show.”Later, after “The Dating Game” brought him national recognition, he also hosted the game shows “Hollywood Connection,” ”$100,000 Name That Tune” and “The New Newlywed Game.”Lange also worked as a disc jock-ey for decades in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, and upon his retirement from broadcast-ing in 2005, he was the morning DJ for KABL-FM, which specializes in playing classics from the Big Band era to the 1970s.“As much as he’s known for his television work, his real love was radio,” his wife said. “He loved doing local radio, especially before it was computerized.”Lange himself once told the Bay Area Radio Digest that his favorite aspect of the medium was that “you don’t have to worry about lighting directors and cameramen or script writers and all that.”“Good radio is still the most fun,” he said, “It always will be. Plus, you don’t have to wear makeup and you don’t have to shave.”Lange is survived by a sister, five children, two stepchildren and four grandchildren.CLEVELAND (AP) — These Ohio lotteries were drawn Thursday:
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