FRI MAY 9 - THU MAY 15
2D/3D: Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return PG- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 PG13CINEMA
The Other Woman PG13CINEMA
Heaven is for Real
2DThe Amazing Spider-Man2-Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return PG
Admission before 6pm: $5 • After 6pm: Adults-$7/ Children 11 and under and seniors-$53D seats before 6pm: $7 • 3D after 6pm: Adults $9/ Children 11 and under and seniors $7WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS OR CHECKS!
VAN-DEL DRIVE- IN
The Amazing Spider- Man 2 PG | Robocop PG-13SCREEN
Mr Peabody & Sherman PG - The Other Woman PG13SCREEN
Heaven is for Real PG God’s Not Dead PG
Admission Prices: Under 2 (Free)Children 2-10 $5 / Adults 11-61 $7 / Seniors 62 and up $5Gates open at 7pm - Showtime is at dusk.
FRI MAY 9 & SAT 10TH
HONORING OUR ACTIVE MILITARY
“To honor and remember”
On Memorial Day our nation pays tribute and remem-bers all those from our country who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom for our nation ... and locally we want to honor those who are actively serving in our military.
Send us the names of ACTIVE military personnel as well as where they are serving, spouse and/or parents’ name to the Herald by May 19. Send info by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to: The Delphos Herald, 405 N. Main St., Delphos OH 45833or drop off at the office.
Publication date Fri., May 23.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTODAY
: Showers and thunderstorms. Windy. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph becom-ing 20 to 30 mph in the after-noon. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
: Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely through midnight. Then chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipita-tion 70 percent.
: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers in the morn-ing. Then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
: Mostly clear through mid-night. Then partly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of a thunder-storm after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of measur-able precipitation 30 percent.Wheat $7.05Corn $4.87Soybeans $15.18
Dale D., 54, of Delphos, a graveside ser-vice will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. To leave condolences for the family, please go to www.harterand-schier.com.
Van Wert: Local law enforcement partner to promote traffic safety
VAN WERT — On May 2 and 3, Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers and officers from the Van Wert Police Department, partnered in a joint effort to contribute to a safer Ohio.During this partnership, law enforcement officers worked together in an effort to save lives and reduce crash causing violations.During this joint effort, over 200 traffic stops were conducted. Those traffic stops resulted in over 120 traffic safety reminders and over 80 enforcement contacts. Officers initiated eight OVI arrests, seven driving under suspension arrests, 30 seat belt arrests and three child restraints arrests, issued over 17 misdemeanor drug arrests and one felony drug arrest.An additional five misde-meanor criminal arrests were made. In addition, officers from the Van Wert Police Department served three war-rants.
One Year Ago
Fort Jennings Catholic Ladies of Columbia Council 88 recently presented a $1,000 check to Putnam County Right to Life. Donations were collected after weekend Masses April 27 and 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. CLC President Shelley Hoersten presented the check to Right to Life President Maryjane Stechschulte and CLC Treasurer Elaine Wehri.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Lyle and Myrna Heller, co-presidents of the Delphos Parent-Teacher Organization, announced that the PTO honored teach-ers Tuesday in the Delphos Public School District. Teachers receiving awards were Jerry Mueller, third-grade teacher at Landeck; Pat Poling, kindergarten teacher at Franklin School; Laura Osburn, sixth-grade teacher at the middle school; and David Whittington, biology teacher at the high school.Spencerville pushed an unearned run home in the sixth inning to edge Jefferson 1-0 in Class A girls sectional tour-nament play Monday at Convoy. Winning pitcher Doris Brotherwood allowed five hits, struck out five and walked two. Spencerville’s hits consisted of a Kerry Barnett triple and singles by Mary Bayliff, Brotherwood, Rene Virgo and Angie Kahle.Jill D. Etgen, Elida High School, is one of 231 Ohio high school graduating seniors who will share $346,500 in the fed-erally-funded Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program. The students were chosen from more than 950 applicants statewide to receive awards of $1,500 each to study at an institution of higher education.
50 Years Ago – 1964
Douglas Harter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harter, has been accepted as a member of the American Youth Band and will tour Europe with the organization this summer. In addition to appearances in London, the band will play in Brussels, Cologne, Heidelberg, Munich, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Lucerne, Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome, Pisa, Rabello, Monte Carlo, Lyon and Paris.Members of Psi Chapter, Alpha Delta Omega National Sorority, held an impressive candlelight pledge service Thursday evening in the Janba Room at NuMaude’s Restaurant. Pledges to Psi Chapter were Jane Lloyd and Ruth Gasser. The service was conducted by the chapter president, Mrs. Keith Kiggins, assisted by Mary Ellen Gerdeman.Varsity athletes of four high schools: St. John’s, Jefferson, Ottoville and Fort Jennings will be honored at the fourth annual Knights of Columbus Sports Award Banquet slated for Monday night at the council club rooms on Elida Avenue. The banquet will get underway at 6:30 p.m., according to Gilbert “Gip” Pohlman, chairman of the K of C Youth Activities. Other K of C members on the committee are Ronnie Baumgarte, Roger Lindeman, Paul Metzner, Jerome Pohlman and Mike Schimmoeller.
75 Years Ago – 1939
Members of the Allen County (Delphos) Fair Board were in Columbus Monday in conference with state officials in con-nection with the staging of the annual fair in Delphos. Those who went to Columbus were Ed. Busch, Fred J. Buettner, Ed. Hoelderle, Frank Kurber, Fred Moenter, Henry Lang and Art Wulfhorst.A three-act play entitled “Don’t Darken My Door” will be presented in Jennings Memorial Hall Sunday evening by the students of the senior class. The cast included Edward Klima, Margaret Helmkamp, Robert Rose, Wilma Gerker, John Hohenbrink, Agnes Kohl, Rita Eggeman and Bernadine Berelsman.Mrs. Howard Apger, North Maple Street, was hostess to the members of the Willing Workers Class of the Presbyterian Sunday School and one guest, Doris Rice, at her home Monday evening. Mrs. Earl Scott and Mrs. Samuel Roberts were the assistant hostesses. Mrs. F. W. Knowlton was in charge of the devotions and Mrs. Don Miller gave the lesson.CLEVELAND (AP) — These Ohio lotteries were drawn Thursday:
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Twisters rouse interest in shelters, safe rooms
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Last year’s tornado season wasn’t the worst in Oklahoma history, either in the number of twisters or the number of lives taken.But the deadly barrage that killed more than 30 people scared Oklahomans in a way that previous storms had not, moving them to add tornado shelters or reinforced safe rooms to their homes.There’s just one problem: The surge of interest in tornado safety has overwhelmed companies that build the shelters, creating long waiting lists and forcing many people to endure the most dangerous part of this season without any added protection.“Pretty much anywhere you go right now, the soonest anyone can install is about mid-June,” said Kayli Phillips, who works in sales and accounting at Norman-based Thunderground Storm Shelters. “We’re booked solid until then.”Thunderground, which opened about two years ago, is part of a booming new industry that has taken shape as more Americans seek to shield their families from severe weather. The demand intensi-fied last year following the series of deadly twisters in central Oklahoma, where a single tornado on May 20, 2013, killed 24 people and destroyed 1,100 homes in Moore.Since then, Moore residents have added about 1,100 basements or shelters, according to city spokeswoman Deidre Ebrey. In all, the city has an estimated 6,000 shelters or basements.In nearby Oklahoma City, more than 8,000 storm shelter permits have been issued since May 2013, according to Kristy Yager, a spokeswoman for Oklahoma City. In 2009, just 322 permits were issued.The 2013 tornadoes “pretty much kept us booked up the entire year,” Phillips said.Abby Brown, a sales manager for Edmond, Oklahoma-based GFS Storm Shelters, said there’s always a waiting list for installations, but it generally peaks starting in March, when people begin thinking about the upcoming storm season. The company, which has been in business for four years, installs about 175 shelters a month.“People are thinking about it more. People who have lived in Oklahoma all their lives sometimes may not have ever thought that they needed a storm shelter until last year,” she said.Oklahoma is not the only state where families are confronting their twister fears.After a half-mile-wide tornado hit the Little Rock suburb of Vilonia last month, officials said the death toll of 15 could have been worse if residents had not piled into underground shelters and fortified safe rooms.Alisa Smith, sales manager for Austin, Arkansas-based Tornado Shelters Systems, said the company is working around the clock to keep up with demand. Sales have doubled since last year, to about 300 shel-ters. New customers have to wait six to eight weeks for installation, she said.“I think this tornado scared a lot of mothers,” she said. “There were two little boys lost in the Vilonia storm, so I think a lot of mothers are saying, ‘Forget those granite counter tops or sunroom, let’s put in a shelter’.”It’s not unusual for an episode of severe weath-er to send demand soaring, said Ernst Kiesling, executive director of the National Storm Shelter Association.Just as parts of the central U.S. are seeing an increase now, the South experienced a similar trend in 2011, after twisters killed more than 300, he said.But the shelters and safe rooms don’t come cheap. Pricing is based on a variety of factors, including size, location within the home and the type of door used. The priciest models can cost as much as $14,000. Smaller ones can be had for a few thousand dollars.Some people turn to a lottery-style federal pro-gram that provides matching money for residential shelters. The government offers rebates of up to $2,000 per home. About 10,000 people or fami-lies apply annually for one of about 500 rebates, said Keli Cain, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management. Other cit-ies and towns may offer their own rebate programs.Jennifer Sweeten and her husband used a refund from their federal taxes to install a shelter in their Oklahoma City home in March 2013.“I thought, ‘How stupid are we to live in Oklahoma without a storm shelter or basement’?” Sweeten said. “We felt like that was the best use of our refund. My husband actually wanted to go on a little vacation, and I said, ‘Nope, we’re getting a storm shelter’.”It’s lucky they did. Two months later, two tor-nadoes swept through the area, and the family took shelter underground.“It gives me great security,” Sweeten said. “I felt like we were prepared, and we were safe, and that was worth great peace of mind.”Prior to last May’s storms, only one neighbor had a storm shelter, Sweeten said. Since then, four more have installed them.Tessa Beaulieu, of Edmond, Oklahoma, made sure the new home she is building with her husband had a shelter. She ordered the shelter in January, and it was installed at the end of April.
Detectives: 4 found dead in Florida home were shot
MIKE SCHNEIDERAssociated Press
TAMPA, Fla. — A man, his wife and their two teenage children were shot before the million-dollar home they were renting burned down in what investigators called arson, a fire perhaps exacerbated by fireworks and gasoline, authorities said Thursday.Autopsies were still being complet-ed to determine how they died, but investigators have said they are looking into the possibility of a murder-suicide. Authorities recovered a gun at the home registered to Darrin Campbell and he bought an “exceedingly large amount” of fireworks and gas cans days before the fire, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Col. Donna Lusczynski said.Authorities still have not positively identified the bodies, but the family has not been accounted for and a relative said they were inside the home when it burned.As flames shot through the roof Wednesday morning, neighbors report-ed explosions, presumably hearing fire-works go off inside. Authorities have not indicated who may have started the fire or why.Campbell bought $650 of fireworks on Sunday and authorities said fire-works were found throughout the five-bedroom home. Still, it wasn’t clear what role the fireworks might have played, though Lusczynski said they could’ve been used to ignite the fire or keep it going.Campbell had been an executive for several high-profile businesses. He was currently working at a records manage-ment firm and volunteering as trea-surer at his children’s private school. His wife, Kimberly, was a stay-at-home mom, according to her father, Gordon Lambie.The family moved to Tampa more than a decade ago. They sold their home in 2012 for $750,000 and signed a two-year lease for the 6,000 square-foot home owned by former tennis pro James Blake. He bought the home in the Avila community in 2005 for $1.5 million, according to property records.Avila is known for its mansions, heavy security, country club and golf course. Many well-known athletes have called the community home over the years.Lambie said the family wanted to move closer to the children’s school, Carrollwood Day School.Nineteen-year-old Colin Campbell was a talented baseball player who planned to graduate high school next month. His teenage sister, Megan, was a ninth-grader who made an honor roll and took dance lessons.“I’ve lost my entire family,” Lambie said from his Michigan home. “It’s very tough right now because I’m 1,500 miles away.”Campbell bought six packages of firecrackers and about the same number of fireworks designed to shoot into the air, said William Weimer, vice president of Ohio-based Phantom fireworks. He described them as backyard fire-works someone might set off on the Fourth of July.He said the fireworks could have started a fire but it would have spread slowly. The amount of pow-der inside each one was smaller than an aspirin, he said.