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Mostly sunny today and mostly clear tonight. Highs in the mid 70s. Lows in the mid 50s. See page 2.
 Thursday, July 17, 2014
Vol. 145 No. 23
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75¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Marion Township Trustees approve ’15 budget, p3
 
Pirates earn Tri-County title, p6
UpfrontSports
Forecast
Obituaries 2State/Local 3Agriscience 4Community 5Sports 6-7Classifieds 8Comics and Puzzles 9
Index
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Tyler Hetrick tests the fishing at the Delphos Coon and Sportman’s Club with his grandfather Jim Hetrick. (Submitted photo)
Fishing derby Saturday
INFORMATION SUBMITTED
DELPHOS — The Delphos Coon & Sportsman’s Club will hold its annual “Kids Fishing Derby” for children ages up to age 12 from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday at the club’s quarry.The fishing derby is open to the public; there is no need to be a member or child of a member to participate. The club only asks that the children be accompanied by an adult parent or guardian to ensure their safety. Children should be accompanied by the parent and guardian at the time of registration at the Sportsman’s Club House prior to the fishing derby.
Commission rebuilding the Marguerite
Members of the Delphos Canal Commission are rolling up their sleeves and getting busy rebuilding the Marguerite and bringing her back to life, as well as using painted vistas as visual depictions of what canal life and living was really like. Members have been busy placing the numbered oak bottom ribs of the vessel in the order they were found as well as building the ramps and platform for the display. (DHI Media/Stephanie Groves)
Lincolnview taps Mendenhall as new high school principal
BY ED GEBERTDHI Media Editoregebert@timesbulletin.com
MIDDLE POINT — The Lincolnview Local Schools Board of Education hired a Lincolnview alumnus to take over as junior/senior high school principal Tuesday evening. Brad Mendenhall will step into the position vacated by the resignation of Kelly Dye earlier this year. Mendenhall was given a three-year contract which will run through the 2016-17 school year.This marks the second principal hired by the board in as many months. Last month, Rob Breese was hired as the Marsh School principal.Other hires this month at Lincolnview include Brian Niemeyer for fifth grade and Michelle Knodell for high school English/technology integration. The board also grant-ed a five-year limited to Troy Bowersock to continue as Lincolnview district treasurer through the 2018-19 school year.In other action, the board accepted resig-nations from Glenn Hicks after 17 years at Lincolnview and from Tara Gustwiller after two years at Lincolnview. Supplemental con-tracts were authorized for Chad Craner (high school play), Krista Seibert (FFA advisor, Young Farmers’ advisor), Nira McKinney (summer administration), Morgan Hicks (eighth-grade volleyball), Tracy Keber (assis-tant volleyball) and Daniel Parrett (assistant high school instrumental).Board President Eric Germann was appointed as voting delegate to the OSBA annual business meeting at the 2014 Capital Conference. Michelle Gorman was selected as alternate.
BY STEPHANIE GROVESDHI Media Staff Writersgroves@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — Members of the Delphos Canal Commission are very excited about their newest project; rebuilding the Marguerite and bringing her back to life, as well as using painted vistas as visual depictions of what canal life and living was really like.Trustee Linda Baker said President Lou Hohman and Vice President Steve Dorsten have been busy placing the numbered oak bottom ribs of the vessel in the order they were found as well as building the ramps for and the plat-form through the display.Trustee Kay Ahten has been hard at work visualizing and drawing her perspective of Canal Lock 24 — found at the north end of Stadium Park — which she will render on the west wall at the front of the boat.“I think Kay has counted every single stone,” Baker mused.She said the plan is to leave the center of the display open so that visitors can walk on the platform and view the green and black 4x6-foot panels which will be placed on the walls depicting the history of the canal system in Ohio.“Originally, the Historical Society at Johnson Farm in Piqua housed the panels in their Canal Museum,” Baker explained. “They were given to the Miami and Erie Canal Corridor Association (MECCA) office in New Bremen and then given to us by Executive Director Neal Brady.”The panels show how the canal was constructed and how the canal was used for work and transportation. Baker said the areas at the front and back of the boat will be frame- or skeleton-constructed with no solid walls.Project Recycle will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Delphos Truck Fuel and Wash.When recycling, all containers must be clean.Plastic and glass can be co-mingled.Items that need to be separated are: tin cans, magazines, newspaper, alu-minum and clean cardboard.Recycle does not accept styrofoam, salt or feed bags, window or ornamental glass, TVs or computer monitors.Computer and electri-cal equipment and bat-teries are accepted.Proceeds ben-efit Girl Scouts and Columbian Squires.
Recycle Saturday
 Postal museum offers Christmas in July
Una Nulty-Horstman, left, and Ruth Ann Wittler decorate a Christmas tree on the second floor of the Delphos Museum of Postal History in preparation for the museum’s Christmas in July Wine & Cheese Jazz Party from 8-11 p.m. July 25. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 with wine and hors d’oeuvres and the  featured music of Chuck Sommers & His Trio. For tickets, contact Gary Levitt at 419-303-5482 or Wittler at 419-296-8443. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
See BOAT, page 10See PRINCIPAL, page 10See DERBY, page 10
Franklin Elementary School has set registra-tion dates for the 2014-15 school year. The office will open on Aug. 6. Registration hours will be 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. on the following days:• Aug. 11 - new families;• Aug. 12 - kinder-garten and first grade;• Aug. 13 - second and third grade; and• Aug. 14 - fourth and fifth grade.For family with stu-dents in multiple grades, all registration can be done on the same day.School fees include: $60 - kindergarten, $60- first grade, $50- sec-ond grade, $60 - third grade, $50 - fourth grade, $80 - fifth grade and $30 - Mrs. German.A kindergarten par-ent meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 18 and the school’s open house is from 6-7 p.m. Aug. 20.The first day of school for grades 1-5 is Aug. 25 and the first day for kin-dergarten is Aug. 27.New lunch prices are $2.30 for stu-dents in K-5 and $2.80 for an adult lunch.
Franklin sets registration
St. John’s hosting Cross Country Alumni Race
St. John’s cross coun-try coach Steve Hellman will be hosting the annual Alumni Cross Country 5K race/walk 7 p.m. August 8.Any former Blue Jay cross country run-ner is invited to come out and meet the current team and then run. The race will be held at 4111 Southworth Road, Delphos.Any questions, please give Steve a call at 419-233-1870.
Dubé new Jennings Elementary principal
BY STEPHANIE GROVESDHI Media Staff Writersgroves@delphosherald.com
FORT JENNINGS — Fort Jennings School Board mem-bers approved Matthew Dubé as the next elementary school principal and introduced him at the board meeting on Wednesday night.Dubé comes to theschool district from Pandora where he was a science and math teacher. He and his wife Kelly, along with their four sons, live in the village.“Coming home is nice. It’s a similar school system with close-knit families,” he said. “I’m looking forward to meeting all the students, parents and teachers at the beginning of the school year.”He said Jennings is a bit smaller with a difference of approximately six kids per grade level.Fort Jennings resident Dean Van Sossan addressed council as a parent of a child with special needs. He said he has been working with the Fort Jennings administra-tion and the Putnam County Educational Service Center (ESC) to develop a plan for his daughter so she can be educated in the community in a regular classroom setting.During the process, Van Sossan inquired about locating a special-education classroom in Fort Jennings, Ottoville, Kalida or Columbus Grove and he said the ESC refused to discuss altering their class-room arrangements.
Dub
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See JENNINGS, page 10
 
2 The Herald Thursday, July 17, 2014www.delphosherald.comThe Delphos Herald wants to correct published errors in its news, sports and feature articles. To inform the news-room of a mistake in published information, call the editorial department at 419-695-0015. Corrections will be published on this page.
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WEATHER FORECASTTri-CountyAssociated PressTODAY
: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
TONIGHT
: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. West winds around 5 mph through midnight becoming light and variable.
FRIDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT
: Mostly clear. Highs around 80. Lows in the upper 50s. East winds around 10 mph.
SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT
: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. Lows in the upper 60s.
WEDNESDAY
: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s.
INFORMATION SUBMITTED
VAN WERT — The following individuals appeared Wednesday in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:
 ArraignmentsLewis Buckner, 
 Sr., 57, Van Wert, entered not guilty pleas to two counts of rape, each a felony of the first degree; and two counts of gross sexual imposition, each a felony of the third degree.He was released on a surety bond with an order to have no contact with the victim.Pretrial is set for July 23.
Melissa Frasl, 
 33, Delphos, entered a not guilty plea to domestic violence, felony fourth degree.She was released on a surety bond with a pretrial is set for July 30.
Richard Stegaman, 
 47, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to ille-gal use of supplemental nutrition or WIC program benefits, a felony five.He was released on surety bond and pretrial is set for July 23.
Zane Germann, 
 24, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to posses-sion of drug, a felony five.He was released on surety bond and pretrial is set for July 30.
Austin Coyne, 
 21, Convoy, entered not guilty plea to illegal assembly or possession of chemi-cals for the manufacturing of drugs, a felony three.He was released on surety bond and pretrial is set for July 23.
Tiffany Riley, 
 24, Van Wert, pleaded not guilty to a charge of theft, a felony five.She was released on surety bond and pretrial is set for July 23.
Richard Schneider, 
 28, Fort Jennings, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of breaking and enter-ing, a felony five.He was released on surety bond and pretrial is set for July 23.
Jack Eddy, 
 28, Payne, entered not guilty plea to illegal assem-bly or possession of chemicals for the manufacturing of drugs, felony three.He was released on surety bond and pretrial is set for July 30.
Ashley Lewis, 
 34, Convoy, entered a not guilty plea to a charge of gross sexual imposition, a felony of the third degree.He was released on a surety bond and ordered to have no contact with the victim.Pretrial is set for July 23.
Probation violationJeffrey Wills,
33, Lima, admit-ted to violating his probation by not making support payments and by being arrested for domestic vio-lence in Allen County.He was re-sentenced to three years community control with the same conditions plus up to six months at WORTH Center. Nine months prison was deferred.
SentencingsJoshua Sargent, 
 32, Van Wert, was sentenced on a charge of domestic violence, a felony four.His sentence was: three years community control, up to six months in the WORTH Center, an additional 30 days jail at a later date, no contact with the victim or family, 200 hours community service, two years intensive proba-tion, ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees.An 18-month prison term was deferred.
Andrew Tayler, 
 28, Van Wert, was sentenced for attempted posses-sion of drugs, a misdemeanor of the first degree. His sentence was: two years community control, 60 days jail at a later date, 200 hours community service, ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed counsel fees.A 180-day jail term and a $1,000 fine were deferred pending comple-tion of community control.
One Year Ago
Children’s Librarian Denise Cressman gave a presentation on her garden to summer readers Tuesday afternoon at the Delphos Public Library. During the program, the chil-dren received a visit from “Johnny,” the mascot for the Fort Wayne Tincaps, who was named for Johnny “Appleseed” Chapman.
25 Years Ago – 1989
A 1931 Packard 840 club sedan, owned by Thomas E. Bayliff of Spencerville, took the best of show honor Saturday for the third time in the eight years of the Delphos Area Car Club Show. The show, held at Jefferson Senior High School, attracted 270 entrants, including mem-bers of the Delphos club. The Bayliff Packard also won best of show in 1984 and 1985.The Black Swamp Rifle/Pistol Club Wednesday pistol league top shooters were Dana Martin of Fort Jennings, first, Fred Moreo of Delphos, second, and Charles Davis of Van Wert, third. The Thursday rimfire rifle match top shooters were Bob Martin of Delphos, first, Paul Ralston of Delphos, sec-ond, and Pete Sakemiller, third.Michelle Langhals, daughter of Michael and Diane Langhals, was recently honored at two Columbus award ceremonies. Langhals received a scholarship at the Ohio State University School of Journalism awards cer-emony. The Walter W. Seifert scholarship is given to the top two public relations stu-dents. She also attended the International Association of Business Communicators annual banquet where she received a Bronze Quill Award of Merit.
50 Years Ago – 1964
Michael Koester, who during the past year completed his junior year at St. John’s High School, was the speaker at the weekly meet-ing of the Delphos Rotary Club Wednesday at NuMaude’s Restaurant. He represented Delphos at the Science Youth Congress which was held at the Ohio Exposition Center at Columbus June 11-13. His trip was sponsored by the Delphos Rotary Club.
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Today is Thursday, July 17, the 198th day of 2014. There are 167 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On July 17, 1944, dur-ing World War II, 320 men, two-thirds of them African-Americans, were killed when a pair of ammunition ships exploded at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in California.On this date:In 1821, Spain ceded Florida to the United States.In 1918, Russia’s Czar Nicholas II and his fam-ily were executed by the Bolsheviks.In 1936, the Spanish Civil War began as right-wing army generals launched a coup attempt against the Second Spanish Republic.In 1938, aviator Douglas Corrigan took off from New York, saying he was headed for California; he ended up in Ireland, supposedly by acci-dent, earning the nickname “Wrong Way Corrigan.”In 1954, the two-day inau-gural Newport Jazz Festival, billed as “The First American Jazz Festival,” opened in Rhode Island; among the perform-ers the first night was Billie Holiday, who died in New York on this date in 1959 at age 44.In 1955, Disneyland had its opening day in Anaheim, California.In 1962, the United States conducted its last atmospheric nuclear test to date, detonat-ing a 20-kiloton device, code-named Little Feller I, at the Nevada Test Site.In 1974, Baseball Hall of Famer Jay Hanna “Dizzy” Dean, 64, died in Reno, Nevada.In 1975, an Apollo space-ship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit in the first superpower link-up of its kind.In 1981, 114 people were killed when a pair of suspend-ed walkways above the lobby of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel collapsed dur-ing a tea dance.In 1996, TWA Flight 800, a Europe-bound Boeing 747, exploded and crashed off Long Island, New York, shortly after leaving John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 230 people aboard.In 1998, Nicholas II, last of the Romanov czars, was formally buried in Russia 80 years after he and his family were slain by the Bolsheviks.
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TODAY IN HISTORY
LOCAL GRAINS
VAN WERT COURT NEWS
LOTTERY
See ARCHIVES, page 10
CLEVELAND (AP) — These Ohio lotteries were drawn Wednesday:
Classic Lotto
09-10-22-43-45-48, Kicker: 4-1-7-0-4-0Est. jackpot: $2.3 million
Mega Millions
Est. jackpot: $50 million
Pick 3 Evening
4-1-6
Pick 3 Midday
8-6-5
Pick 4 Evening
5-7-7-4
Pick 4 Midday
4-7-4-8
Pick 5 Evening
2-9-0-3-7
Pick 5 Midday
8-2-4-2-8
Powerball
05-15-18-26-32, Powerball: 35, Power Play: 3
Rolling Cash 5
04-17-29-35-37Est. jackpot: $585,000
 
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Trustees approve 2015 budget
INFORMATION SUBMITTED
MARION TOWNSHIP — The Marion Township Trustees held their regularly-scheduled meeting on Monday with the following members present: Jerry Gilden, Joseph Youngpeter and Howard Violet.The purpose of the meeting was to pay bills and conduct ongoing business. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. The trustees then reviewed the bills and gave approval for 17 checks totaling $28,440.57.Road Foreman Elwer reported that the road chip and seal program is finished.Fiscal Officer Kimmet gave the trustees the Fund Status and Bank Reconciliation reports for June to review and sign.The trustees reviewed the Liability Insurance Policy for 2014-15 and approved it as is.The public hearing for the 2015 Budget was held and a resolution to accept it as presented was made and passed.Police Chief Vermillion gave the trustees the call report for the township for June that he received from the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.There being no further business, Trustee Youngpeter made a motion to adjourn, which was seconded by Trustee Gilden and passed unanimously.
ArtSpace/Pops 2014: A Fine Craft Invitational opens Aug. 3
INFORMATION SUBMITTED
LIMA — ArtSpace/Lima announces the opening of ArtSpace/Pops 2014: A Fine Craft Invitational in The Ellen Nelson Gallery on Aug. 3.ArtSpace/Pops features all new works by 23 area crafts-men and craftswomen in a  joint showing which builds on the success of its predeces-sors. Artists on display work in wood, metal, clay, paper, fabric and various jewelry-oriented combinations of metals and beads.Artists for the show include: Sarah Baechtle, Kay Boiarski, Joseph Bonifas, Bruce Chesser, Ed Corle, Judy Decker, Jack Earl, Melissa Eddings, Anna Fisher, Judith Greavu, Jodi Knoch, Brandon Knott, Kim Leopold, Gregg Luginbuhl, James Mellick, Martha Sackett, Yasue Sakaoka, Luke Sheets, Ralph Stuckman, Kaname Takada, Sumiko Takada, Les Thede and John Thies. All of the craftspersons in the exhibit are from Ohio and several have been award-winners in earlier ArtSpace shows.The emphasis of the exhibit is on “fine” crafts: work that exhibits the same imaginative creativity, the same attention to detail and the same understand-ing of medium as any art must do.The exhibit will run through Sept. 13.There will be a reception for the artists from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 3.ArtSpace/Lima is a not-for-profit arts organization with a mission to promote the arts in northwest Ohio and to provide artists with a venue to pres-ent and to sell their work. ArtSpace/Lima is supported in part by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council. For further information on ArtSpace/Pops 2014 or information regard-ing other ArtSpace/Lima pro-grams, please call Bill Sullivan, Operations Manager, at ArtSpace/Lima 419-222-1721.
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VAN WERT — Van Wert’s Chuck White grew up watching his dad’s Lionel train wind its way around the furnace and through various parts of his home’s basement in their Chicago residence. “When I was a kid, my dad built a massive Lionel layout in our basement in Chicago,” said White at the National Model Railroad Association Train Show at the Van Wert Fairgrounds on Saturday. “As I got older, I moved on to other aspects of model railroads. I finally joined a club on the west side of Chicago.” These days, following retire-ment several years ago from Central Insurance, White has hit the tracks full speed ahead. He is seeing the United States and Canada from a new vantage point, from his railroad motorcar.Motorcars became available to the public several years ago after the intro-duction of Hy-Rail vehicles, which are standard road vehicles with retractable guide wheels that can operate on road or rail. These days, White, who moved to Van Wert six years ago, is superin-tendent of the National Model Railroad Association. He has also spearheaded the local model train show which has grown from the barn at the historical museum to the Merchants Building at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds.White takes his railroad commit-ment serious, so much so that he has investments in the Berkshire Hathaway, a railroad company asso-ciated with Warren Buffet and the Northern Southern Railroad.“Both stocks do really well,” said White.White, who joined the National Model Railroad Association in 1981, said that job transfers allowed him to see the country from railroads and clubs in different regions.Over the years, his employment took him to northwest Indiana, Indianapolis, South Dakota, Fort Wayne and eventually Van Wert, where he was employed for 19 years at Central Insurance.”These days, he spends his life going from event to event. Immediately fol-lowing the Van Wert show, White was off to Cleveland this week for a national convention. He is one of 2,000 members nationally in the North American Railcar Association.“Seven hundred of us who own a car operate regularly and buy insur-ance,” said White. “You see things you would never see from any other per-spective,” White said, of his travels on rails throughout the area. “One time I looked straight ahead and there was a mother bear with her baby cubs. You see lots of deer.”One of White’s favorite region-al trips starts north of Fort Wayne and eventually navigates to Hillsdale and Coldwater, Michigan and back. He has ridden with his motorcar on tracks in South Dakota, North Dakota, Canada, West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. “This is my nirvana,” said White. “I accomplish something every day. I’m always working on things. At the end of the day I can look at something and say, ‘I made that with my own hand.“I am so amazed at the way digital technology has become a part of all of this. Today a cell phone is a throttle that can run up to 9,999 locomotive programs at one time. In the old days, you could only run two trains at a time.”
Dear EarthTalk: With summer officially here now, what can you tell us about which sunscreens are safe and which are not? — Clara Rosen, New York, NY
Skin cancer is by far the most common form of can-cer in the United States, with more new cases each year than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined. And the rate of newly diagnosed cases of the most deadly skin cancer, melanoma, has tripled over the last three decades. But many of the sunscreens on the market do not provide enough protection from the sun’s damaging rays. Also, some of them contain chemi-cals that can also cause health problems in their own right.According to the non-prof-it Environmental Working Group (EWG), which assessed the safety and effec-tiveness of more than 1,400 “SPF” (sun protection factor) products for its 2014 Guide to Sunscreens, only one in three sunscreens for sale on the shelves of American stores offer good skin protection and are free of ingredients with links to health issues. “That means two-thirds of the sun-screens in our analysis don’t work well enough or con-tain ingredients that may be toxic,” reports the group.A big part of the problem is the lack of tougher rules from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). “The FDA’s first major set of sun-screen regulations, 36 years in the making, took effect in December 2012 and proved far too weak to transform the market,” reports EWG. While the new rules did restrict some of the most egregious claims on sunscreen labels (such as the “patently false” ‘waterproof’ and ‘sweatproof’ claims) and ended the sale of powder sun-screens and towelettes that were too thin to provide protection against ultraviolet rays, they didn’t address inhalation threats from spray sunscreens or take into account the risks of expo-sure to so-called “nanoparticles” from zinc oxide and titanium dioxide varieties.While the FDA is currently reassessing its stance on sun-screens, EWG warns it may be a while before new rules address these and other concerns, espe-cially given push-back from regulatory-averse members of Congress and some manu-facturers. So what’s a health-conscious sun worshipper to do about sunscreen?For starters, read labels. Some common sunscreen ingre-dients to watch out for and avoid include: oxybenzone, which can cause allergic reactions and hormone-like effects; Vitamin A (AKA retinyl palmitate), a skin irritant and possible car-cinogen; and fragrances which can contain allergens and chemi-cals. Also, spray sunscreens are suspect because inhaling some of the ingredients can irritate breathing passages and even potentially compromise lung function. And EWG warns to avoid products with SPF ratings higher than 50, as their use can tempt people to apply too little and/or stay in the sun too long. Sticking with products in the 15-50 SPF range and reapplying often makes much more sense.Some of the best choices are those sunscreens that employ either zinc oxide or avobenzone, both which have been shown to block the most damaging ultra-violet rays effectively without the need for other potentially troublesome additives. Some of the leading brands that meet EWG’s criteria for both safe-ty and effectiveness include Absolutely Natural, Aubrey Organics, California Baby, Elemental Herbs, Goddess Garden, Tropical Sands and True Natural, among others. Find these and other winners on the shelves of natural foods retailers as well as online. For a complete list of all 172 recom-mended sunscreens and to learn more about the risks, check out EWG’s free online 2014 Guide to Sunscreens.
CONTACT: EWG’S 2014 Guide to Sunscreens, www.ewg.org/2014sunscreen. EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a reg-istered trademark of E - The  Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com.
According to the Environmental Working Group, which assessed the safety and effectiveness of more than 1,400 sunscreens for its 2014 Guide to Sunscreens, only one in three sunscreens for sale on the shelves of American stores offer good skin protection and are free of ingredients with links to health problems. (Photo courtesy of Flickr)Chuck White

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