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Monday, April 28, 2014
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Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
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Report: 4 in 5 US high school students graduate
BY KIMBERLY HEFLINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON — U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.Citing the progress, researchers are projecting a 90 percent national gradua-tion rate by 2020.Their report, based on Education Department sta-tistics from 2012, was being presented today at the Building a GradNation Summit.The growth has been spurred by such factors as a greater awareness of the dropout problem and efforts by districts, states and the federal government to include graduation rates in account-ability measures. Among the initiatives are closing “drop-out factory” schools.In addition, schools are taking aggressive action, such as hiring intervention specialists who work with students one on one, to keep teenagers in class, research-ers said.Growth in rates among African-American and Hispanic students helped fuel the gains. Most of the growth has occurred since 2006 after decades of stagnation.“At a moment when everything seems so broken and seems so unfixable ... this story tells you something completely different,” said John Gomperts, president of America’s Promise Alliance, which was founded by for-mer Secretary of State Colin Powell and helped produce the report.The rate of 80 percent is based on federal statistics primarily using a calculation by which the number of grad-uates in a given is year divid-ed by the number of students who enrolled four years ear-lier. Adjustments are made for transfer students.In 2008, the Bush admin-istration ordered all states to begin using this meth-od. States previously used a wide variety of ways to calculate high school gradu-ation rates.Iowa, Vermont, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Texas ranked at the top with rates at 88 percent or 89 per-cent. The bottom performers were Alaska, Georgia, New Mexico, Oregon and Nevada, which had rates at 70 percent or below.Idaho, Kentucky and Oklahoma were not included because these states received federal permission to take longer to roll out their sys-tem.The new calculation method allows researchers to individually follow students and chart progress based on their income level. By doing so, researchers found that some states are doing much better than others in getting low-income students — or those who receive free or reduced lunch meals — to graduation day.
Undead live it up at Zombie prom
Kami Williams and Ken Mueller drug themselves to the first-ever Zombie Prom at The Saloon Saturday evening. Royalty was crowned and a good time with great music had everyone dancing their feet off. Proceeds from the event will support the annual Zombie Walk in October, which collects canned goods and monetary donations for the Interfaith Thrift Shop. (Delphos Herald/Dena Martz)
See GRADUATE, page 10
Ottoville prom celebrates ‘The Roaring 20s’
Ottoville High School prom-goers were treated to the excitement and freedoms of “The Roaring 20s” during prom Saturday. Above: The guys show how it’s done. Right: A young prom-goer gives his lady a spin on the dance floor. (Delphos Herald/Dena Matz)
Delphos Community Unity will offer its quarterly “Free Food On Us” mobile food pantry from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Delphos Eagles Lodge at 1600 E. Fifth St.Doors open at 2 p.m.The food give-away is open to residents in need who live in the Delphos City School District or have a Delphos postal address.
‘Free Food On Us’ Tuesday
Showers and scattered thun-derstorms today and tonight. Highs in the upper 60s. Lows in the upper 50s. See page 2.
 Life’s a beach at St. Johns Benefit Auction
During the St. John’s Benefit Auction conducted by auctioneer Mike Reindel Saturday night at the All-Saints Building, Nathan Ankerman helps point out bidders. The theme was “Beach Party.” The big winner of the night, $1,265, was won by Brian Blankemeyer and Shelley Klausing. (Delphos Herald/Jim Metcalfe)
Measles outbreak confirmed
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COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Knox County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed an out-break of measles in the Knox County area. At this time, there are 16 confirmed cases of the measles. The initial cases were from unvaccinated travelers who returned to Ohio from the Philippines.“When fully vaccinated, the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is 97 percent effective in preventing the measles,” said ODH Interim Director Lance Himes.The Van Wert County Health Department recom-mends that local residents exercise caution when trav-eling abroad or to the area where the outbreak is occur-ring. Individuals who are not currently vaccinated against the measles are encouraged to contact the health depart-ment or their physician to obtain the MMR vaccine. This vaccine should begin providing effective protec-tion against measles within 2-4 weeks after it is given.Measles is an acute, highly con-tagious respira-tory dis-ease caused by a virus that is eas-ily spread. Symptoms of the measles usually appear in 7-21 days after exposure. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, pink eye and a rash. The disease is highly contagious and can be transmitted from four days prior to the onset of the rash to four days after the onset. Anyone who is not immunized and gets exposed to the disease has a high likelihood of getting ill.For more information on the measles or the MMR vac-cine, contact the Van Wert County Health Department at 419-238-0808.
 
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Vol. 144 No. 226
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WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY
: Showers and scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. East winds 15 to 20 mph.
TONIGHT
: Showers likely and scattered thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
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: Cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Then showers likely and chance of thunder-storms in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
TUESDAY NIGHT
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WEDNESDAY
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WEDNESDAY NIGHT
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THURSDAY
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THURSDAY NIGHT
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ST. RITA’S
A boy was born April 25 to Gina and William Wagner of Kalida.A girl was born April 26 to Jessica Hoffman of Spencerville.At 6:04 p.m. April 18, officers were inves-tigating suspicious activity and made contact with the occupants of a vehicle at the cor-ner of North Clay and West Eighth streets. Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and located a small amount of marijuana along with several items of drug para-phernalia. As a result, the driver of the vehi-cle, Austin Hamilton, was charged with drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. He will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court to face the charges.At 8:47 p.m. April 18, officers were dis-patched to the 1000 block of North Main Street to meet with the victim of an assault. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim and several witnesses. After investigating the incident, it was determined that no charges would be pursued.At 4:17 p.m. Tuesday, the Delphos Police Department received a theft complaint at a business in the 900 block of Elida Avenue. Officers arrived and met with the store man-ager who advised that a juvenile in the store had concealed items inside his pocket. The  juvenile was stopped before leaving the store and the items were returned. No charges will be filed, but the juvenile was criminally tres-passed from the store.On Tuesday, officers took a report from a male who stated that he parked his vehicle in the 500 block of Euclid Avenue for approxi-mately six hours. Upon returning to the vehicle, he found that it had been damaged by an unknown subject.At 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the 700 block of East Second Street to inves-tigate a complaint of an unattached garage that was broken into. Upon arrival, officers met with the homeowner who stated that an unknown subject had entered his garage and stole multiple items. A detective was called in to process the scene and the Detective Bureau is investigating this incident.On Wednesday, officers were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Skinner Street after being notified of a theft incident. Upon arrival, officers were told by the homeowner that items were discovered to be missing from inside the residence. The homeowner gave officers a possible suspect and this incident continues to be under investigation.At 7:42 p.m. Thursday, a Delphos police officer on patrol in the 300 block of South Main Street observed a vehicle being driv-en by 30-year-old Timothy R. Short Jr. of Delphos. Officers knew Short on sight and knew him to have a suspended driver’s license. Due to this, officers made contact with Short and arrested him for the violation. Short was issued a citation for an in-state drug offense suspen-sion and released. He will appear in Lima Municipal Court to face the charge.At 7:15 p.m. Friday, a Delphos Police offi-cer conducted a traf-fic stop on a vehicle after observing the driver commit a traf-fic violation. During the investigation, offi-cers found marijuana inside the vehicle. The driver, 20-year-old Chad Rutledge of Delphos was issued a citation for possession of marijuana and the traffic violation. He will appear in Lima Municipal Court on the charges.At 9:24 p.m. Friday, an officer con-ducted a traffic stop on a vehicle having knowledge that the driver, 21-year-old Alyssa Keeling of Delphos, was oper-ating the vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. Keeling was issued a citation for a non-compliance suspension and will appear in Lima Municipal Court to face the charge.At 11 a.m. Saturday, officers took a theft report from a resident in the 800 block of Skinner Street. The victim told officers that his wallet was missing from the residence. The victim stated that he believed a guest of his took the wallet and left. The incident remains under investigation.
Virginia Elizabeth (Grey) Wannemacher
Aug. 4, 1942-April 26, 2014
OTTOVILLE — Virginia E. Wannemacher, 71, of Ottoville died 8:42 a.m. Saturday at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.She was born Aug. 4, 1942, in Toledo to Edward and Thelma (Todd) Grey, who preceded her in death.On Sept. 1, 1973, she mar-ried Paul Wannemacher, who survives in Ottoville.Virginia is also sur-vived by her children, Ann (Mike) James of Payne, Jim (Rachel) Wannemacher of Ottoville and John (Amanda) Wannemacher of Delphos; three sisters, Pat (Jim) Kratzman, Judith Pidcock and Mary Worden all of Toledo; a brother, Frank (Ruth) Grey of Holland; seven grand-children, Kylee, Mikel, Liz, Zack, Rian, Arin and Chloe; and many nieces and neph-ews.She is also preceded in death by a sister, Beverly June Bailey; and two broth-ers, James and Donald Grey.Virginia retired from Eaton Corp. in Van Wert. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville. She had been a nun with Sisters of the Precious Blood and enjoyed a teaching career where she taught elementary school in Tiffin and Toledo, and later substituted for Ottoville Local School and other area schools. She enjoyed spend-ing time with her grandkids, baking, cooking and she always put others before her-self.A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, with Fr. Jerome Schetter officiating.Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township.In lieu of flowers, please donate to Van Wert Inpatient Hospice or the charity of your choice.Condolences may be expressed to www.lovefuner-alhome.com.
Jared Benjamin Osting
June 18, 1992-April 25, 2014
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Jared Benjamin Osting, 21, of Lafayette, Indiana, passed away Friday.He was born in Wooster on June 18, 1992, to Jan and Janet Osting, who survive.He is also survived by his fiancee, Tori Blue Lynn; two siblings, Grant Osting and Brittany (Curt) Butler; and two grandmothers, Mary Savidge of Spencerville and Elizabeth Osting of Delphos.He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Mike Savidge and Edward Osting.Jared graduated from McCutcheon High School in 2011 and attended Vincennes University. He joined the United States Marine Corp this spring. He enjoyed hunt-ing, riding his motorcycle and hanging out with friends.Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Soller Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400 Twyckenham Blvd., Lafayette.Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Charity Baptist Church, 1718 N 15th St., Lafayette. Burial will be at Meadow View Cemetery, 3733 Poland Hill Rd., Lafayette.
SAY, 
 Charles R. “Dick,” Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. today at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with Fathers James Say and Stanley Szybka officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert. Preferred memorials are to St. Mary of the Assumption School. Condolences may be left on our website, www.bricknerfuneralhome.com, or sent to bricknerfuneralhome@bright.net.
LAUSE, 
 Mary M., 90, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. David Reinhart offi-ciating. 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 Alzheimer’s Association or Vancrest Activities Department.
One Year Ago
The Delphos Optimist Club would like to honor veterans, active-duty mili-tary personnel and demonstrate com-munity patriotism and pride within Delphos. Active-duty Army soldier Brett Bowersock and Marine veteran Derek Fischer spoke to Optimist mem-bers Friday as part of a patriotic pro-gram to launch the Optimists’ Avenue of Flags program.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Dan Good led off the top of the sev-enth inning with a triple and scored on Dave Luersman’s squeeze bunt to give Fort Jennings a 2-1 win over St. John’s Wednesday at Stadium Park. Bernie Berelsman pitched the first four innings for Fort Jennings. He was relieved by Jeff Swick in the fifth.The 43rd session of Buckeye Girls state will be June 17-24 at Ashland College with more than 1,250 girls attending. Representing Delphos will be Aimee Stough and Cindy Houdeshell of Jefferson Senior High School and Jodi Rees and Nikki Wellmann of St. John’s High School. Alternates are Chris Schleeter and Kathy Grothaus of Jefferson and Melissa Keister and Corey Westrich of St. John’s.Elida Future Farmers of America chapter donated black walnut trees to all second-graders at Elida and Gomer elementary schools this week as part of their Arbor Day Program. Ericka Bruns and Mike Witham from Pamela Jackson’s class were presented trees and instruction from FFA members Tim Hittle and Chris Poe.
50 Years Ago – 1964
A new shelterhouse will be complet-ed early this week at Waterworks Park. The 30-by-60-foot structure is a joint project of the Delphos Jaycees and the Recreation Board and will be the same type of building as the shelter-house at Stadium Park, on which the two groups collaborated. Construction started April 20 with a ground-break-ing ceremony in which officers of the two sponsoring organizations partici-pated.Three members of the Delphos area Future Farmers of America were elect-ed to state offices at the annual con-vention of FFA in Columbus over the weekend. Charles Plikerd, member of the Delphos chapter, was elected state vice president; Keaton D. Vandemark, member of Elida chapter, was cho-sen president; and Larry D. Adam, of Lincolnview chapter, was named northwest sectional vice president.
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Women in History Part III
Time magazine puts its Person of the Year on the front cover of the January issue and The Delphos Herald picks the man and woman of the year. Many celebrities and famous people are chosen to be remembered for their achievements. That’s why I wanted to pay tribute to the women in history from our area. There are many more but these are the ones who touched my life and the lives of many others. In Chapter I, I featured Rita Turnwald from Ottoville and in Part II, I featured Verena Brinkman from Ottoville and Fort Jennings and Imogene Elwer from Fort Jennings and Delphos. This list could go on and on.For Women in History Part III, I have chosen Marie Uhrich. Marie was born in 1902 in Fort Loramie to Ferdinand and Adella (Willman) Uhrich. She spent most of her life in Fort Jennings and passed away 28 January 1990. Marie was a teacher and principal at Fort Jennings High School. In school, she taught English, Latin, typing, book-keeping and much, much more.She wanted her students to be made aware of the outside world. In those days, there were many people who didn’t venture out of the state of Ohio, except for those young men who were called into service during World War II. That isn’t the best way to see the world. Miss Uhrich helped us to expand our lives. She sponsored a trip to Fort Wayne, Indiana, for those who wanted to go. This writer was among that group. We boarded the Pennsylvania passenger train in Van Wert for our trip to the big city of Fort Wayne. While there, we visited a beautiful large movie theatre to see “Singing in the Rain.” We made our return trip to Ohio by Greyhound Bus to Van Wert. She wanted us to have those experiences.Marie was the teacher in charge of the National Honor Society. One eve-ning she took us to supper at one of the big restaurants in Lima. We had to dress up……girls in a suit or nice dress with a hat, white gloves and a purse.Miss Uhrich also introduced me to genealogy and family history. Way back then I made my first pedigree chart and still have it. She also encour-aged and helped us find foreign pen pals. Mine were from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Australia.She encouraged reading the Readers Digest but I’ll bet she’d be disappoint-ed in it now.I must admit that I was one of the students who had to write: “I may not chew gum in Miss Uhrich’s classes” 500 times.She made students memorize “In Flanders Fields” and the last verse of “Thanatopsis”. She said it was to train our memory. Only now, at the age of 82, do I realize why she chose “Thanatopsis” by William Cullen Bryant.It goes like this:
So live, that when the summons comes to joinThe innumerable caravan, which movesTo that mysterious real, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death,Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night,Scourged to his dungeon, but sus-tained and soothed  By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave Like one who wraps the drapery to his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
Marie Uhrich taught at Fort Jennings High School until 1976. As we are making plans to celebrate the 65th reunion of the class of 1949, we look back and recall that we had some of the best teachers to walk the halls of any high school.
 Jordan accepting internship applications in Lima office
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WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) is accepting appli-cations from area college stu-dents interested in interning in his Lima district office.Applicants should either be residents of or attend school in the Fourth Congressional District, which includes Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Crawford, Logan, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby, Union Counties and parts of Erie, Huron, Lorain, Marion and Mercer counties.Additional information and application forms may be requested by calling Jordan’s Lima office at 419-999-6455.
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Effort helps developmentally disabled Ohioans work
COLUMBUS (AP) — The place is big, busy and neon-lit. Mike Groleau had never spent time at a racino before, much less worked for one. He instantly felt overwhelmed.“Everything was going over my head,” Groleau said.But he had a strategy, and he remind-ed himself to stick with it: Be honest. Help them understand your disability. Tell them you’re going to give them 100 percent. They just might have to be a little easy with you at first.That was about seven weeks ago, and already Groleau smiles at the memory.“I’m very comfortable now,” he said of his new job at Scioto Downs Racetrack & Casino.At 39, the Circleville resident is com-petitively employed for the first time in his life. He’s among hundreds of Ohioans with developmental disabilities who have received additional help find-ing community jobs since Gov. John Kasich launched the state’s Employment First directive two years ago.The policy aims to sharply decrease Ohio’s reliance on segregated settings and workshops by mandating a prefer-ence for community employment. State officials set a goal of increasing commu-nity employment by 10 percent, to 7,727 working-age adults, by June 30. As of Dec. 30, it was up by about 8.5 percent.“We’re pretty pleased with that num-ber in terms of ramping up the initia-tive,” said Kristen Helling, who leads the Employment First project through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.Outreach to employers is a big part of the initiative.Many worry they won’t have enough time to devote to training employees with developmental disabilities. A few hear the word disability “and tend to imagine the extreme,” said Patrick Kilbane, a transition-services special-ist for the Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities.Kilbane works to reveal the benefits to both sides. He helped Groleau and four other board clients get jobs in food-service operations at Scioto Downs, put-ting together video resumes, a job fair and orientation sessions.The racino wanted to keep employee turnover rates down. Kilbane explained that Groleau and the others, once settled, were likely to be dependable and loyal.“Training is the most-expensive pro-cess for any company, and they had job coaches. With no high turnover, that kills two birds with one stone,” said Ashley Redmon, the advertising and public-relations manager at Scioto Downs.Sep Adams, manager of food and beverage operations, said his new employees have handled the racino’s pace and bustle just fine. Groleau works in the employee and customer cafes.“It’s a casino, it’s busy, and I didn’t want to set anyone up for failure,” Adams said. “But I was totally open to it, and it’s been great. Mike is awe-some.”Kilbane said the match is a score on many levels.“All five have access to full ben-efits. In our field, we don’t often see this,” he said. “I was blown away. Benefits are almost never on the table.”Many programs are under the Employment First umbrella. Groleau is the first from Pickaway County to be hired through a partnership between the state’s Department of Developmental Disabilities and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, which pro-vides counselors to help people move from segregated settings to commu-nity employment.“A lot of employers turn you down” or they give a “one-day chance” instead of a week or two, Groleau said.He is glad the racino let him prove himself. “Being in the community is so much better. My co-workers — and the food — are just the best.”
Report: Fewer limits, more concealed guns
MANSFIELD (AP) — More Ohioans are carrying concealed guns and with fewer restrictions 10 years after the state began allowing concealed carry guns.The bill’s sponsor and gun lobbyists pre-dicted when the law was enacted that more than 150,000 people would sign up for concealed carry licenses the first few years, but that didn’t happen, the Mansfield News Journal reported.Anti-gun advocates predicted an increase in vio-lence. Gun-related deaths have increased since then, largely caused by more suicides, but crime overall has decreased, according to state health department and the FBI’s Crime in the United States records. Research conducted on concealed carry laws’ effects on crime rates nationwide has been mixed.One clear change over the past decade has been a reduction in Ohio restrictions involving concealed handguns. They earlier couldn’t be carried in cars, purses and bags. License renew-als were required every four years along with a second competency test. Concealed carry guns weren’t allowed in bars or public parking lots, and local governments could implement their own, more restrictive licensing rules.Those restrictions have since been lifted. Gun advocates say changes were needed to get rid of rules that were too restrictive, while those opposing concealed carry say reduced restric-tions encroach on the freedoms of Ohioans who don’t carry hidden guns.The number of new concealed carry permits issued to Ohioans has increased, doubling since 2010. Sheriff’s offices last year issued 96,972 new concealed handgun licenses, according to the newspaper.Since 2004, sheriff’s offices have issued more than 458,000 new concealed handgun licenses, according to annual attorney general’s office reports. That represents about 5 percent of the state’s adult population, assuming every-one renewed licenses and none were revoked.The biggest remaining restriction is “no gun zones,” the newspaper reported.“A gun-free zone is a terrible thing,” said Jim Irvine,” chairman of the Buckeye Firearms Association.He said criminals will target gun-free zones because they know they won’t be stopped by a person with a gun.
One-Night-a-Week Program accepts students
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LIMA – Information sessions for Rhodes State College’s One-Night-a-Week Business Administration Program will be held in May, June and July to recruit stu-dents for the fall. The ONAW program provides adults the opportunity to earn an asso-ciate degree in less than 24 months while attending class-es only one night a week.Classes start Aug. 18 and will be held on Monday eve-nings. Information sessions will be held: May 19, June 16, July 14 and July 28.Each session begins at 6 p.m. and will be held in the Public Service building, Room 214.Working adult students pursuing the business admin-istration degree develop com-petencies in management, marketing, interpersonal rela-tions and team building, finan-cial management, information systems and other areas.Classes are from 6-10 p.m., making it easier for students to balance school, work and family responsibilities. The course sequence flows seam-lessly and often focuses on one course at a time. This degree option has special admissions criteria.Call 419-995-8320 for more information or to regis-ter for the program.
US House speaker faces competition in primary
DAN SEWELLAssociated Press
MIDDLETOWN — John Boehner’s primary races are often about as challenging as a tap-in putt. However, the U.S. House speaker and avid golfer faces stepped-up competition back home this time.With three GOP opponents on the ballot and some outside money aimed against him, Boehner’s campaign has run two rounds of television ads amid other voter out-reach efforts. Boehner last week worked his 8th House District that stretches across six counties, making five announced stops over three days through western Ohio.“We take every race very seriously,” campaign spokesman Cory Fritz said. And, he said, without major statewide GOP primaries for governor, U.S. sen-ator or attention-grabbing issues on the May 6 ballot, the cam-paign saw a need to “start mobi-lizing and energizing the base.”Bryan Marshall, a political scientist at Miami University, said factors such as a nation-al tea party group pumping money into the district race and opponents painting Boehner as the face of a dysfunctional Washington make this prima-ry more intriguing than others Boehner has faced.Boehner, who first won the seat in 1990, racked up 84 per-cent of the 2012 vote against one candidate and 85 percent against two 2010 challengers after three straight uncontested primaries in the Republican-dominated district.
Classmates honor slain teen at prom
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — High school students hon-ored a slain classmate at their school prom in western Ohio.Students signed a photo of Jeff Wellington and a special song was played in his honor at the Springfield High School prom on Saturday night. The Springfield News-Sun reports that Wellington’s prom date also accepted an honorary crown on his behalf.Police say the 17-year-old football player was fatally shot April 20 while trying to play the role of peacemaker.Police said Wellington was visiting friends at an apart-ment complex when an argu-ment broke out between one of Wellington’s friends and another youth.
 Museum offers  Holocaust exhibit tour
DAYTON (AP) — A mili-tary museum in southwest Ohio is offering a self-guid-ed audio tour of a Holocaust remembrance exhibit put together with the help of Dayton area residents.The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton is highlighting the tour for the national Days of Remembrance that begin Sunday. The exhibit is called “Prejudice & Memory” and draws form photographs, arti-facts and the memories of people who now live in the Dayton area.Visitors can download a free podcast or listen to indi-vidual audio files.Aerospace educator Erin Craig says it’s an unusual exhibit because it focuses one community’s connection with the Holocaust, the killing of 6 million Jews by Nazis seven decades ago. Craig says the museum plans to soon add more in-depth oral interviews to its website.

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