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Partly cloudy today with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunder-storms. Partly cloudy tonight. Highs in the upper 70s. Lows
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Vol. 145 No. 37
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75¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Elida resident wins Emmy for documentary, p3
 
High School golf schedules, p6
UpfrontSports
Forecast
Obituaries 2State/Local 3The Next Generation 4Community 5Sports 6Business 7Classifieds 8Comics and Puzzles 9World News 10
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The Delphos Midget Football cheerleader meet-ing/sign ups will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Stadium Park shelterhouse.Sisters of football play-ers will be taken first and if any room is left on a squad, extras will be taken.For more information, contact Jessica Merschman at 567-242-4023.
Cheerleader sign up Monday
St. John’s High School has set registration for the 2014-15 school year.The schedule is as follows:• 9-11 a.m. Tuesday — 7th grade• 1-3 p.m. Tuesday — 8th grade• 9-11 a.m. Aug. 13 — frosh• 1-3 p.m. Aug. 13 — sophs• 9-11 a.m. Aug. 14 — juniors• 1-3 p.m. Aug. 14 — seniorsParents should check their e-mail for information and registration forms. If the email was not received, contact the high school office with an alternative and/or new email address.As a reminder, St. John’s does not provide any type of accident insurance for students or athletes. To purchase basic accident insurance for a student, con-tact the Ministry Center.
St. John’s sets registration
City seeking grants
BY NANCY SPENCERDHI Media Editornspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — The City of Delphos is seek-ing two grants, one from the Bureau of Workman’s Comp. to cover 75 percent of the cost for two new EMS cots; and a second from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to install a stone walking path at the top of the reservoir.The current EMS cots are more than 20 years old and need updated, according to Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin Streets, who said the city is eligible for $40,000 toward the cost in a 3-1 grant.Safety Service Director Shane Coleman said the ODNR Natureworks Grant also requires a 25-percent match from the city and there is currently $20,000 available in Van Wert County.“I think we talked about the reservoir being used for recreation and we have had some requests to enhance the top of the reservoir for walk-ing,” Coleman said.He added that the grant deadline had been extended from February to the end of September.Council OK’d administra-tion to seek the grant.Coleman also had news on a new proposal from American Electric Power for a city-wide aggregation when the current contract with First Energy expires in March 2015.“We received a proposal for a fixed rate of 0.07175 per kwh from AEP with no opt-out fee,” he said. “We currently have variable rates and a $75 opt-out fee from First Energy. AEP will han-dle all the transfer costs and offer budget billing. I know First Energy does not offer that. We can lock in the rate on Tuesday for March,” he added.Council advised Coleman to accept the offer from AEP as there was a 24-hour dead-line.
Delphos City Schools parent Chris Shaw investigates a Google Chromebook on display at the district’s town hall meeting Tuesday. (DHI Media/Nancy Spencer)
Parents get a peek at Chromebooks, school’s Straight A Fund grant
BY NANCY SPENCERDHI Media Editornspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — A dozen parents along with Delphos City Schools administrators and teachers gathered for a town hall meeting on the school’s $511,000 Ohio Straight A Fund grant.“The main goal of applying for this grant was to provide our students with the technol-ogy they need,” Superintendent Kevin Wolfe. “We needed to prove uniqueness and sustain-ability and we met that criteria.”Special Educational Officer Missy McClurg applied for the grant, which was accepted in the second round. Her second effort was named “Let’s BRAG (Bring Robust Achievement Gains) about our schools!” McClurg said the Chromebooks seemed like the best option because of their cost, ease of updating and the school is already using Google technologies.Through the grant, the district will receive 620 touchscreen Chromebooks for all pupils in grades 6-12, 12 Google Nexus tablets with optional keyboards and styluses and more broadband to handle the increased usage now and in the future.After a brief overview of the grant and the impact on the district, teachers and students, the floor was opened for questions. The big-gest concern from the parents was making sure their students knew the importance of the taking care of the Chromebooks.Technology Director Josh McElroy said all students would be instructed on the care and use of the one-to-one technology.“We will have meetings for each grade level and they will be told what they can and can’t do with them and what they should do with them,” he said. “They will also come with a hard and soft protective case. These laptops are not delicate but they won’t take a lot of abuse, either.”Another concern was data mining and how safe the students’ information was using a Chromebook.“Student emails are not associated with a student identification number, so all anyone would have is their email address,” McElroy said.
Eco dev meeting shows need for point person
BY STEPHANIE GROVESDHI Media Staff Writersgroves@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — Close to 40 city officials, economic development rep-resentatives, business owners and concerned citizens met at Delphos Eagles Tuesday night to discuss pros-pects for the city.The meeting included a panel of seven individuals belonging to county and city organizations that have been involved in or are offer-ing assistance with the economic development of Delphos. The panel included Delphos Safety Service Director Shane Coleman, Van Wert County Economic Development Director Sarah Smith, Mayor Michael Gallmeier, Bob Ulm, Community Improvement Corporation President Dave Roach, Van Wert County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Larry Lee and Allen County Coordinator of Strategic Workforce Development Eric Davis.Ulm took the helm and led the meeting by stating, “There is no name for this group of local businesses interested in the private sector but rather we have a mission to find the common ground to get a plan started.”Ulm then introduced First Federal Bank’s Community Banking Center Manager Cindy Metzger, who said she feels as if Delphos has the momentum to move forward.“Delphos is rich with individuals that have years of experience we can tap into,” she explained.
Close to 40 city officials, economic development representatives, business owners and concerned citizens met at Delphos Eagles Tuesday night to discuss economic development for the city. DHI Media Advertising Manager Peter Ricker, right, explains the desire to get things moving to the panel, including from left, Safety Services Director Shane Coleman, Van  Wert County Economic Development Director Sarah Smith, Mayor Michael Gallmeier, Bob Ulm, Community Improvement Corporation President Dave Roach, Van Wert County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Larry Lee and Allen County Coordinator of Strategic Workforce Development Eric Davis. (DHI Media/Stephanie Groves)
See ECONOMIC, page 10
Tennis camp set Aug. 12-14
BY NANCY SPENCERDHI Media Editornspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — The Delphos Herald will sponsor a Tennis Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 12, 13 and 14 at Delphos Stadium Park tennis courts. This clinic is open to all area youth, ages 5 and up.Tennis Director and Head Pro Jeff Brown from Westwood Tennis Center in Lima is in charge of training at the clinic. In addition, other instructors will demonstrate and teach the basics of tennis to participants.“The Delphos Herald Tennis Clinic is a great opportunity for the children of Delphos to learn the basics of a sport that they may have never considered before,” St. John’s High School Principal Adam Lee said. “And as result of the clinic, life-long tennis fans may emerge, while also sparking interest in a new activity for our area youth.”The goal of the clinic is to teach basic fundamentals of the sport. An exhibition match will be held on Aug. 14 to not only showcase the talents of the tennis pros and instructors, but it will demonstrate the fast-moving and competitive sport. Tennis is a great individual accomplishment to master and is enjoyed by men and women of all ages.“It is important that kids stay active and it is becoming more difficult to do with the technology tools in their hands. Playing tennis is a cheap method of competitive activity,” Jefferson High School Principal John H. Edinger said.Participation is free but those interested must register by Friday. Bring a racquet if possible and there will be a limited number of loaner racquets available. Tennis balls and other training aids will be supplied by Westwood Tennis and Brown.Adult volunteers are welcome to assist.For more information, contact Tom Odenweller at del-phostennis@yahoo.com; PO Box 220, Delphos OH 45833; or call 419 695-6060 (daytime) or 419-968-2567 (evenings).
See the registration form on page 4.See CITY, page 10See PARENTS, page 10Jays announce FB ticket sales
The St. John’s Athletic Department has announced that last year’s Reserved Seat Season Ticket holders and those purchasing General Admission Season Tickets for the 2014 season will be sold during the following times in the High School Office: 8 a.m.-noon and 1-3:30 p.m. through Monday; and 7-7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 for anyone. Season tickets for high/grade-schoolers will also be sold at these times.If you do not want your 2014 Reserve Season Ticket, please call the school office (419) 692-5371, ext. 1146. New requests for reserved seat tickets may be made by calling during office hours.The policy of the MAC is for students to buy a season ticket or buy individual game tickets on pre-sale for $4; ALL tickets at the gate will be $6.Prices include five home games starting 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29 vs. Elida: Reserved Seat - $35; General Admission - $28; High/Grade School - $18.The following tickets will also be sold: Varsity/JV Volleyball Pass (10 Home Games): Adult $45, Student $35. At the gate: Adult $6 – Student $4.Junior High VB Pass (9 Home Games): Adult $25, Student $15. At the gate: Adult $3 – Student $2.
 
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For The Record
June 1, 1923Aug. 3, 2014
DELPHOS — Edward F. “Doc” Laman, 91, of Delphos died at 8:45 a.m. Sunday at Vancrest Healthcare Center.He was born June 1, 1923, in Allen County to Virgil C. and Pauline (Plikard) Laman, who preceded him in death.He married Pauline Armstrong on Sept. 15, 1945. She preceded him in death on June 29, 1984.He then married Sarah “Anne” (McAdow) Good Laman on Oct. 19, 1985. She survives in Delphos.Other survivors include a son, Dave Laman of Delphos; a stepson, Gary (Debra) Good of Defiance; a daughter, Claudia (Philip) McGriff of Piqua; two stepdaughters, Carolyn (Jim) Bode of Springfield and Connie (Brian) Frobase of Elida; two grandchildren, Tara Beckler of Tipp City and Chad E. (Tiffaney) Laman of Westerville; one great-grandchild, Laci Beckler; seven stepgrandchildren; and 13 step-great-grandchildren.He was also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas C. Laman.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Harter and Schier Memorial Chapel, the Rev. Paul Scannell offi-ciating, with one hour visitation prior to the service. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery.Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with a Mason service at 8 p.m.Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul United Methodist Church in Elida, State of the Heart Hospice or Equestrian Therapy.To leave condolences online, visit www.harterand-schier.com.
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June 13, 1942-Aug. 5, 2014
DELPHOS — Moletus F. Osting, 96, of Delphos died Tuesday at VanCrest Healthcare Center.Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.
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DELPHOS — Clyde Edward Smith, 67, of Delphos, passed away Monday morning while vacationing in Cancun, Mexico.Arrangements are incom-plete with Harter and Schier Funeral Home.
T. Joanne (Ulm) (Wilson) Galloway
Aug. 26, 1931-Aug. 1, 2014
VAN WERT — T. Joanne (Ulm) (Wilson) Galloway, 82, of Van Wert passed away peacefully Friday at Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center.She was born Aug. 26, 1931, in Delphos to Raymond and Halla (Cherry) Ulm, who preceded her in death.On July 14, 1967, she mar-ried Dr. Thomas R. Wilson, who preceded her in death.Joanne and Bob Galloway met and then married on May 14, 2000. He survives in Van Wert.Joanne is also survived by her children, Linda (James D.) Moran, Douglas (Debra) Borden, Jane (Randy) Lintermoot and Kathie (Stan) Hitchcock; stepchildren Ken (Shirley) Galloway and Larry (Sandy) Galloway; and grandchildren, Brad (Junko) Borden, Jill (Mike) Carlson, Jeff (Amy) Lintermoot, Kasey Lintermoot, Adam Johnson and Andrew Johnson. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.Brothers Raymond and Martin Ulm and sister Regina Schimmoeller also precede Joanne in death.Joanne and Bob enjoyed traveling to Florida, golf-ing and socializing with friends and family. Her hob-bies included golfing with her friends, playing solitaire, reading and working on cross-word puzzles. She loved to cook and bake for her fam-ily and friends who enjoyed wonderful times sharing her dishes together. Joanne also loved her kitty Yoda curled up in her lap.Joanne was a member of Twigs IV, where she volun-teered at Van Wert County Hospital, Willow Bend Country Club and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Van Wert. She worked at Van Wert County Hospital in admis-sions and also in the radiology department. She later sold real estate in the Van Wert and Celina areasServices will be held at 10 a.m. today, the Reverend Charles Obinwa presiding, assisted by Reverend Paul Miller at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 601 Jennings Road in Van Wert.In lieu of flowers, fam-ily requests that donations are made to Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center.
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 Bernard J., 84, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Father David Reinhart officiating. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contribution may be made to the American Cancer Society. To leave condolences online, go to www.harterandschier.com.
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 L. Keith, 76, of Grover Hill, funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. today at Harter and Schier Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jody Harr officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. In lieu of all flowers, Keith had requested all donations to be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. To leave condolences, please go to www.harterandschier.com.
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The 2013 Relay for Life exceeded expectations with a preliminary total $96,902 raised. The goal was $88,000. Expenses are $3,500. The effort was made by 250 participants with 24 teams represented in June at the Community Track. The Kruisin’ for Miracle Team was the top fundraiser with a total of $20,137. The top fundraising team member was Paul Richardson of Team SiF with $10,425.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Bruce Van Metre of Delphos has been named man-ager of the Delphos Recreation Center. He will start his 13th season in the bowling center business with two years in Van Wert and 10 at Delphos Recreation Center. Van Metre, a graduate of Lincolnview High School, is married to the former Lisa Schimmoller of Delphos.Black Swamp Rifle/Pistol Club Wednesday pistol league top shooters were Dana Martin of Delphos, first, and Paul Wilson and Fred Moreo of Delphos tied for second. The Thursday rimfire rifle match top shooters were Bob Martin of Delphos, first, Bob Maloney of Delphos, second, and Art Haehn of Delphos, third.Dave Luersman showed the loop system put in by Luersman Backhoe and Trenching, Delphos, for geo-thermal heating and cooling at the Farm Focus in Van Wert County. According to owner John Luersman, the firm still does drainage, trenching and irrigation ser-vice, but the majority of their work now deals with geothermal heating and cooling with the use of a water furnace.
See ARCHIVES, page 10
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COLUMBUS — A documentary about the former school in Gomer was honored this past weekend in Columbus with an Emmy Award.“Echoes of Gomer School” is a film about the school, which opened in 1914 in northern Allen County in the village of Gomer. The school served the community until 1969 when the high school was consolidat-ed with Elida and then eventually reduced to  just a kindergarten and then closed in 2012.“These small town schools just aren’t around anymore, and when the State School Board consolidated them into larger schools, it took the heart right out of small towns like Gomer. I wanted that story to be told,” said pro-ducer of the documentary John Ondo of Columbus.Ondo, a graduate of Elida, produced, shot and edited the documentary that was used as a fundraising project for the Gomer Alumni and it was also broadcast on WTLW TV. On Saturday, Ondo and his production company, Ondo Media, were honored with an Emmy Award given by the National Academy of Television Science, Ohio Valley Chapter, in the category of photography for this film.“I have been shooting video and film for over 30 years, but the Gomer project was something special, I just felt it the first day I started shooting the exteriors,” Ondo said.Ondo was nominated for an Emmy on projects three other times while working at TV44 in Lima; however, this year was his first win. “It’s an incredible honor and it is special when there are ties back to your home town.”Ondo Media produced the 2011 documentary “Reflections of Elida” and is currently filming a documentary on the his-tory of Botkins School called “The Trojan Journey” due to be released in May of 2015.Ondo Media specializes in documentary production and media consulting. Based in Columbus, they work with emerging businesses to develop a successful media strategy. John Ondo is also the author of the book “How to Avoid a Media Meltdown.”For more information, visit ondomedia.com, elidamemo-ries.com or facebook.com/gomermemories.
Spencerville police warns residents of scams
BY STEPHANIE GROVESDHI Media Staff Writersgroves@delphosherald.com
SPENCERVILLE — Spencerville Police Chief Darin Cook reported the department handled two separate email and/or phone scams in July during the Village Council meeting Monday night.Cook said the first scam was a man asking for money for Publisher’s Clearinghouse over the phone. He said the money would be used to pay fees associated with the winnings and then the check would be mailed to the winner.“The second scam was a little more intricate,” Cook detailed. “First it was an email that turned into a phone call claiming the resident would get a check for $300 if she gave them informa-tion — including her Social Security number, birth date and bank account information — for a Walmart production program.”Cook said the resident sensed a scam immediately following the requests for $2,390. She called the police depart-ment about the scam and when the $300 check arrived, officers called the bank it was drawn on and found it was counterfeit. Cook added that the $2,390 was to be sent to an address in Apple Creek, Ohio.Cook said the scams are popping up more and more and if anyone experi-ences these types of scams, they should call the police department and/or the Better Business Bureau.Members of council suspended the rules and passed on first reading the ordinance to increase appropria-tions within the enterprise improvement fund for the current year. Members also approved paying the village’s bills in the sum of $10,874.Mayor P.J.Johnson told council mem-bers that the current president of the Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) Doris Proctor has given her res-ignation and resident Les Sandquhl has stepped in as the new president.Johnson reported to council that Village Administrator Sean Chapman has worked with Champion Energy to lock in a three-year at a rate of $0.06948/kwh for the commercial properties — Municipal Building, Police Department, etc. — owned by the village.Chapman was contacted by the com-pany that reviews various electric rates for the village and determines the best options.“The new rate will increase from around .0585/kwh, which is up 16 per-cent,” Johnson said. “After this three-year period, we will more than likely see an even higher rate increase unless there is a significant change in the electric market.”The new rates will expire in February 2018, at which point the village will go back out into the market and search for the best rates. The current pack-age expires in February 2015 and this company is beginning to look into all suppliers to get the best rate package for all village accounts.“During conversations with the com-pany, Sean was made aware of upcom-ing capacity charges that will be rec-ognized by small businesses in Ohio,” Johnson reported.The increases are expected to be significant and will affect the village’s annual budget at an increase of close to 35 percent over the next three years, if the village does not lock into a lower rate.“Sean believes the increases will have a serious impact on our budget and could play havoc with our planning process,” Johnson said.Johnson said the electrical service at the Water Treatment Plant (WTP) was changed over and American Electrical Power (AEP) agreed to waive the under-ground service charge of $203. The new service has been connected to the new building and once all components are put into place, the existing aerial feed to the existing high-service pump building will be removed and fed from the new building, eliminating a pole and over-head power lines.Electricians at the WTP continue to install conduits, wire and controls. Industrial Fluid Management (IFM) and Findlay Machine and Tool (FMT) con-tinue to install air lines, controls, panels, etc. The HVAC contractor has most of the plumbing and other HVAC work completed.Johnson said after a meeting on-site, plant start-up is planned for Sept. 12. From the end of August until then, the plant will be operational and Kirk Bros. should wrap the entire project up by the first of October.“Once bids are received and opened, Kohli & Kaliher will review all bids and make a recommendation on which con-tractor should be awarded the project,” Johnson said.Johnson reported that village crews began a storm sewer replacement project on South Canal Street between George and Wein streets where there are cur-rently two 6-inch storm sewer tiles run-ning parallel along this stretch and one of them is carrying some sort of waste-water.“The plan is to replace the twin 6-inch tiles with a single 8-inch tile and locate the illegal tap and notify the appropriate property owner of the illegal connection and mandate that it is corrected in a timely manner,” Johnson said. “As time progresses, we will con-tinue the project to First Street, at which point the tile heads west and discharges into the open ditch.”The next council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Building on Aug. 18.
Utilities Committee hacks through old utilities bill adjustment policy
BY NANCY SPENCERDHI Media Editornspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — A request for an adjustment to a city utilities bill prompted a com-mittee meeting held Monday evening prior to the regular council session.Utilities Committee head Joe Martz led the discussion that focused on the city’s current policy instated in 2002 for residents seeking an adjustment to their water, sewer or both accounts for usage that exceeds the norm.The local landlord of a property on King Street dis-covered usage of more than $17,000 in a billing after a water line break. The landlord told the administration the tenant had not notified him of a problem and a neighbor had discovered water accumulat-ing in a shared yard.The landlord had a bill adjusted within the eight-quarter time frame allowed in the current policy, precluding him from receiving another adjustment.The current policy states that an adjustment can be given if a resident fills out a form noting why the water usage was so high and the issue had been addressed. One adjustment per each eight-quarter period can be granted if the bill is 150 per-cent of the average of the last eight quarters and can be adjusted to the highest aver-age usage.Safety Service Director Shane Coleman also noted that under the current policy there isn’t anything prohibit-ing repeat adjustments for the same resident every two years.“We have another request we just received for an adjustment on a bill for more than $11,000. They haven’t had an adjustment in the last eight quarters so by the cur-rent policy, we could give the adjustment,” Coleman said. “We need some guid-ance from council on how to handle this situation. I think it leaves us open for abuse of the policy as it stands. I would like to see council set a limit on what the administra-tion can adjust without seek-ing approval from council. I’d like that number to be pretty low - about $500.”Councilman Mark Clement asked if there was a reason such a large bill was allowed to accumulate and Coleman responded there had been a water line break dur-ing the winter months.Martz had asked Auditor Tom Jettinghoff to provide the committee with the adjustments granted in 2013 and so far in 2014. Jettinghoff reported more than 200 adjustments in 2013.“We only have a little more than 2,000 customers so we are adjusting between 7-8 percent of our bills,” he said. “It makes me uncomfortable to see the same ones coming back and getting adjustments.”Councilman Josh Gillespie asked if residents are required to notify the city prior to events like reseeding a yard or filling a swimming pool or if they just come in and fill out paperwork after the fact.“We have both hap-pening,” Mayor Michael Gallmeier said.“I think it should be a poli-cy that they have to notify the city prior to doing something like that so we can make sure that is what is happening,” Gillespie said.
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COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine released Tuesday a status update on the progress of DNA testing being con-ducted as part of the Ohio Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Testing Initiative.
Status of Initiative as of Aug. 1:
• A total of 141 law enforcement agencies in Ohio have submitted 8,381 rape kits for testing by the Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) as part of the SAK Testing Initiative.• Forensic scientists at BCI have completed testing on a total of 4,413 rape kits submitted as part of the SAK Testing Initiative.• The DNA testing has led to 1,608 hits in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), and all investigative lead informa-tion associated with the hits has been returned to the investigating agencies.“Approximately one third of all of the kits that have been tested resulted in a hit to the DNA database, and we are returning investigative lead information to local law enforcement so that these perpetrators can be brought to justice,” said Attorney General DeWine.In Cuyahoga County alone, 170 defendants have been indicted in connec-tion with the SAK Testing Initiative.
Background on the SAK Initiative:
After taking office in January 2011, Attorney General DeWine learned that many law enforcement agen-cies across the state were in possession of thousands of rape kits that had never been submitted for DNA testing, some of which were associated with crimes that occurred decades ago.While law enforcement agencies are not required by law to submit those kits to a lab for testing, Attorney General DeWine developed the SAK Testing Initiative in an effort to test as many of the previously untested kits as possible. Attorney General DeWine urged law enforcement agencies throughout Ohio to send all of their previously untested kits to the BCI crime lab for DNA testing free of charge.
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