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August 7, 2014

August 7, 2014

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Patchy fog and then mostly sunny this morning. Partly cloudy tonight. Highs in the lower 80s and lows around 60. See page 2.
 Thursday, August 7, 2014
Vol. 145 No. 38
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75¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Russia to block US ag imports, p4
 
High school golf roundup, p6
Upfront
Forecast
Obituaries 2State/Local 3Agriscience 4Community 5Sports 6-7Classifieds 8Comics and Puzzles 9World News 10
Index
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Fort Jennings High School will hold orientation for incoming seventh grad-ers and parents at 9 a.m. on Tuesday in the auditeria.Students in grades 8-12 may pick up their schedules from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the guidance office.The first day of school will be Aug. 20.Athletic tickets for the Fall/Winter and All Sports/Season Passes will be sold from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Student All-Sport/Season Pass is $45 and adult All-Sport/Season Pass is $140 These tickets admit the holder to every home game in all sports for the entire school year (except home tournament games).Also, available for adults is a Fall Sports Pass (for all fall sports) at $50 and an adult Winter Sports Pass (for all winter sports) at $100. Still available are boys and girls adult basketball passes (only for varsity/JV games) for $55 each.Tickets will also be sold during regular school hours after Aug. 20 and will be sold at the first soccer games: JV boys on Aug. 18, varsity boys on Aug. 25 and girls on Sept. 2.
Jennings sets orientation
The City of Delphos will spray for mosquitoes from 6-9 p.m. on the east side of Delphos on Wednesday night and the west side of Delphos on Aug. 14. If weather prohibits, it will be pushed back one day.The chemicals are not harmful to persons but those who have breathing problems should take extra precautions.
City to spray for mosquitoesOttoville tocollect book bills
Ottoville Local Schools has set book bill collec-tions for next week.Bills can be paid from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the school offices.
July sales tax boosts Allen County into black
BY STEPHANIE GROVESDHI Media Staff Writersgroves@delphosherald.com
LIMA — Allen County Auditor Rhonda Eddy-Stienecker released July’s Sales Tax Budget Report which shows the county received a total of $1,293,633 — an overage of $108,680 for the monthly budget — bringing the General Fund into the black with $34,162. To date, 58.8 percent of the yearly budgeted sales tax has been collected.The July 2014 report shows a .80-percent increase in sales tax revenues of $1,293,633 as com-pared to the $1,283,428 collected a year ago.Since the beginning of 2014, the county has collected $8,914,993 in sales tax revenue which is 2.28-per-cent less than the $9,123,073 in rev-enues secured by this time in 2013.The total sales tax budget for 2014 is $15,172,426, which includes the General Fund Budget at $14,400,000, Capital Improvement Budget of $450,000 and the 911 Budget set at $322,426. To date, allocations to each of the bud-gets are as follows; $8,430,249, General Fund Budget; $188,082, 911 Budget; and $262,500 to the Capital Improvement Budget.
Craft-a-Palooza inspires youngsters to upcycle
The Delphos Area Art Guild’s (DAAG) three-day Craft-a-Palooza Summer Camp inspired girls ages 6-12 to get up and move to music and art with instructors specializing in varying mediums. Above: From left, Haylee Bayman, Shauna Turner-Smith, Emma Kill and Lillyan Vonderwell work on their T-shirt tote bag designs. Below: Crafters, from left, Aubree Bayman, Lillyan Vonderwell, Evelyn Vonderwell and Melaina Kroeger, utilize old T-shirts to create bracelets. (DHI Media/Stephanie Groves)
Defiance man charged in 1981 murder of ex-wife
Alma NoffsingerSteven NoffsingerBY DENISE GEBERSDHI Media Correspondentnews@delphosherald.com
PAULDING — This Friday, Paulding County will hit the small screen in a big way. A recently-solved cold murder case from 1981 will be featured on the TNT program “Cold Justice,” airing at 9 p.m.Jason Landers, Paulding County sheriff, credits the arrest of Steven G. Noffsinger, 58, of Defiance to the hard work of two of his deputies and the cold case investigators from the program with closing this case.“Deputy Rob Garcia and Lt. Brion Hanenkratt have put a lot of manhours into this cold case over the past several months, along with cold case investigators that were brought in to assist our office,” said the sheriff. “I commend them for their dedi-cation to see this through. I am pleased to know the healing process can start for Alma’s family.”The accused, who is an ex-husband of the victim, Alma Noffsinger, was arrested Aug. 1 in Defiance following a spe-cial grand jury session July 31 in Paulding. He is charged with aggravated murder with specification, an unclassified felony.Members of the Defiance Police Department were assisted by Paulding County Sheriff’s deputies at Noffsinger’s home for the arrest. He offered them no resistance.Noffsinger is currently being held in Putnam County Jail awaiting today’s arraignment in Paulding County Common Pleas Court.Alma Noffsinger was found beaten to death in her Oakwood home on Dec. 17, 1981.“Cold Justice” season two, episode 17, is titled “Second Thoughts” and discusses her case and its recent investigation.Her case received the attention of the “Cold Justice” pro-ducers, Wolf Productions, last year after they persistently approached Sheriff Landers about assisting with cold cases from Paulding County. He said they offered to bring resources in to assist with investigations.
‘Cold Case’ arrest
See CASE, page 10See SCHULTZ, page 10
Jennings parish set for 76th festival
BY NANCY SPENCERDHI Media Editornspencer@delphosherald.com
FORT JENNINGS — Members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Jennings is gearing up for their annual festival Sunday full of games and entertainment for everyone and, of course, family-style meals. The parish marks it 76th festival this year.“This day is just a great way for our membership to enjoy food, fun, fellowship and celebrate the parish,” event co-chair Amy Ricker said. “It’s just like a family reunion.”Other co-chairs are Ricker’s husband, Jason, and Josh and Jenny McElroy.The day starts with the annual 5K Jog for SIDS and Tot Trot. The 5K run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m. from Fort Haven and ends at St. Joseph’s Parish. The Tot Trot begins at 9:30 a.m. and starts and ends in the front yard of St. Joseph’s Rectory. Registration is from 7:30-8:15 a.m.The rest of the activities get started at 11 a.m. with family-style meals from until 1 p.m. and again from 4-6 p.m. in the air-conditioned parish hall. Members of the Parish Council will keep bowls of mashed potatoes, homemade noodles, cole slaw and applesauce on the tables alongside platters of fried chicken and roast beef. Homemade desserts will round out the fare. The dinners are also available via a drive-through carry-out line.For those looking for a lighter meal, the lunch stand, run by the Osting and Siefker families, offers burgers, dogs, nachos, fresh-cut French fries, walking tacos, breadsticks and cold beverages all day. It will open after Mass.The Country Store and Raffle Booth will be filled with hand-made crafts and nearly 200 items donated by parish families and friends. Cari German, Cindy Hoersten and Dort Wehri are in charge.“The Country Store and Raffle Booth is our biggest draw,” Ricker said. “We get some really nice stuff and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to win something.”
See FESTIVAL, page 10
Schultz to bring 1812 collection to Fort Fest
Old Betsy is the cannon used by Major George Crogham against the British and Indians in the defense of Fort Stephenson on August 1-2 in 1813. (Photo cour-tesy of waymarking.com or sandusky-county-scrapbook.net)
BY STEPHANIE GROVESDHI Media Staff Writersgroves@delphosherald.com
FORT JENNINGS — Residents from surround-ing communities will have an opportunity to see a pri-mary collection of The War of 1812 artifacts in Jennings Memorial Hall during Fort Jennings Village’s Fort Fest celebration on Aug. 15-16.Ohio resident Lou Schultz will display a portion of his personal collection — includ-ing maps, prints, swords, original hand-written let-ters and guns — some of which have been on dis-play at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont.Schultz’s display, which focuses on visual materials, will include an original hand-written letter by Colonel William Jennings addressed to Lieutenant Colonel Robert Pouge of the Kentucky Mounted Volunteer Militia after the defeat and surrender of the Northwest wing at Fort Amanda.The Delphos Midget Football cheerleader meet-ing/signups 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.
Cheerleading signups Monday
 
July 23, 1918Aug. 5, 2014
DELPHOS — Moletus F. Osting, 96, of Delphos died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vancrest Healthcare Center.He was born July 23, 1918, in Delphos to Frank and Veronica (Elwer) Osting, who preceded him in death.On June 13, 1942, he married Dorothy Gasser, who died on Feb. 17, 2002.Survivors include two sons, Jerry (Gail) Osting of Ottawa and Donald (Judy) Osting of Spencerville; two daughters, Carolyn (Tom) Pittner of Delphos and Diane (Gary) Miller of Fort Jennings; two sis-ters, Donnie (Leo) Schmelzer and Earline (John) Williams of Delphos; three brothers, Alvin (Marilyn) Osting and Norm (Karen) Osting of Troy and Roger (Ricki) Osting of Cridersville; grandchildren, Robin (Jerry) Levin of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Amy Pittner Kuhlman of Ottoville, Scott Osting of Ottawa, Anita (Rich) Ross of Ottawa, Ericka (Cam) Aller of St. Marys, Trent (Shelly) Osting of Spencerville, Travis (Melanie) Pittner of Florida, Ross (Randie) Miller of Michigan and Jason (Cindy) Osting of Leipsic; brother and sisters-in-law, Robert (Dorothy) Gasser of Ottoville, Leona (Len) Bruskotter and LaDonna Ostendorf of Fort Jennings, Rita Miller of Indiana, Alvera (Gene) Kleman of Kansas, Mary Ann Grote and Deloris (Tony) Schulte of Kalida, Mary Sergeant of Fort Jennings, Ruth Osting of Middle Point, Betty Osting of Delphos and Toni Osting of Cloverdale; and 16 great-grandchildren.He was also preceded in death by a grandchild, Ryan Miller; brothers, Gene, Earl, Ed, Urban and Louis Osting; and sisters, Marie Osting, Vera Koester and Gerrie Grubenhoff.Mr. Osting was a bee-keeper for more than 60 years and retired from the Delphos Bending Company after 47 years. He also served in the U.S. Army as a technical sergeant. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, VFW Post 3035, K of C 1362, Eagles Lodge 471, the Delphos Coon and Sportsman Club, where he was the oldest member, and he was a life member of the Ottawa American Legion. He was an avid hunter and fisherman; he especially enjoyed coon hunting and taking many trips to Rice Lake and Lake Erie. He was an excellent pitcher in fast-pitch softball, playing for the Delphos Food Locker.Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. David Reinhart officiating. Burial will be Resurrection Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Delphos Veterans Council.Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake will begin at 7:30 p.m.Preferred memorials are to St. John’s Cemetery for a tree fund in memory of Osting.To leave condolences, visit harterand-schier.com.
May 1, 1930 Aug. 6, 2014
OTTAWA - Ralph E. Wischmeyer, 84, of Ottawa died at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.He was born May 1, 1930, in Ottawa, Putnam County, to Anna Wischmeyer, who preceded him in death.On Aug. 18, 1954 he married Kathleen O’Neill, who survives in Ottawa.Also surviving are six chil-dren, Dennis Wischmeyer of Mt. Sterling, Tom (Judy) Wischmeyer of Ottawa, Lois (Tim) Kahle of Pandora and Joe (Carol) Wischmeyer, Jan (Jeff) Fuetter and Nancy (John) Schaub of Ottawa; 23 grand-children, Crystal Avery, Russell Wischmeyer, John Wischmeyer, Brian (Kim) Wischmeyer, Mark (Chelsea) Wischmeyer, Scott (Jessica) Wischmeyer, Michelle (Justin) Duling, Kayla Wischmeyer, Travis Kahle, Matt Kahle, Rachel Kahle, Sarah (Jake) Niese, Lisa (Doug) Karhoff, Lynn (Andy) Moore, Mary Wischmeyer, Kevin Wischmeyer, Winston Fuetter, Alex Fuetter, Isaac Fuetter, Katie Fuetter, John Schaub III, Luke Schaub and Ben Schaub; and eight great-grandchildren, Cory Avery, Ryan Avery, Sadie Wischmeyer, Graham Wischmeyer, Autumn Wischmeyer, Ella Wischmeyer, Emmett Karhoff and Daniel Karhoff.He was also preceded in death by three infant sons and an infant daughter.Ralph retired in 1986 as an accountant for Marathon Oil Company, Findlay. He was a lifelong farmer and beekeep-er and worked as an adjust-er for several Crop Insurance Companies. He was a 1948 graduate of Sts. Peter and Paul High School, Ottawa. He attended Tiffin University and graduated from Northwestern Business College. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean Conflict for four years, where he was senior drill instructor at Paris Island, South Carolina, for two years. Ralph was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, the Ottawa Knights of Columbus, Ottawa American Legion Post 63 and the Ottawa VFW Post 9142.Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the Rev. Matt Jozefiak officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by the Ottawa American Legion, VFW and AMVETS.Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa, where there will be a K of C Rosary at 7:30 p.m. and a Scripture service at 7:50 p.m.Memorials can be made to Sts. Peter and Paul School Education Foundation.Condolences can be expressed at lovefuneralhome.com.
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 Edward F. “Doc”, 91, of Delphos, funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Harter and Schier Memorial Chapel, the Rev. Paul Scannell officiat-ing, with one hour visitation prior to the service. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul United Methodist Church in Elida, State of the Heart Hospice or Equestrian Therapy. To leave con-dolences online, visit www.harterandschier.com.
Clyde ‘Ed’ Smith
Sept. 2, 1946Aug. 4, 2014
DELPHOS – Clyde “Ed” Smith, 67, of Delphos passed away suddenly Monday while vacationing with family in Cancun, Mexico.He was born Sept. 2, 1946, to Lynwood and Emily Smith, who preceded him in death.On Sept. 3, 1967, he mar-ried the former Kathleen Metzger of Vaughnsville.Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Kathy Smith of Delphos; two sons, Marc (Melisa) Smith of Delphos and Jeff Smith of Las Vegas, Nevada; sister, Ethel Maag of Columbus Grove; mother-in law, Helen Metzger of Delphos; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Sue Huth of Findlay; sister-in-law, Patsy Smith of Ottawa; half-brother, Denny (Terri) Smith of Columbus Grove; half-sister, Debbie (Ted) Slusser of Columbus Grove; and multiple nieces and nephews. His grand-children were the light of his life and included Trey and Trysten Smith of Delphos and Colin and Addison Smith of Las Vegas.He was preceded in death by a brother, David (Wayne) Smith of Columbus Grove; and father-in-law, Howard Metzger of Vaughnsville.Ed retired from Proctor & Gamble in 1997.He was a 1964 graduate of Columbus Grove High School where he participated in foot-ball, basketball and track. Upon graduation, he attended Allied Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois. He was also a veteran of the United States Air Force.Ed loved being involved in youth sports and showed it by coaching youth basketball in Delphos. He headed the Delphos Youth Hoopsters (DYH) for eight years and was a proud supporter of Delphos Jefferson Athletics. Before moving to Delphos, he coached Little League and Pony League baseball in Columbus Grove and Vaughnsville. One could always find Ed in a local (or not so local) gym, coaching or watching a basketball game. Delphos has lost a truly caring and concerned community member.Ed will be greatly missed by his family, friends and the count-less youth athletes whose lives he touched over the last 40+ years.Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with a memorial service at 6 p.m.At Ed’s request, his body has been cremated.In lieu of flowers, memori-al contributions may be made to the Delphos Jefferson boys basketball program.Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Delphos, is in charge of all arrangements.
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VAN WERT — The following individuals appeared before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court Tuesday and Wednesday:
TuesdayArraignment
Elmeco Crisp, 38, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to traffick-ing drugs in the vicinity of a juvenile, felony of the fourth degree.His bond was set at $50,000 cash and pretrial set for Wednesday.
 Bill of Information
Dantonio Wilson, 24, Fort Wayne, entered a guilty plea to a prosecu-tor’s Bill of Information charging him with burglary, a felony of the second degree.The court set sentencing for Wednesday.
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WednesdayArraignmentsElizabeth Roberts, 
 26, Van Wert, entered not guilty pleas to trafficking marijuana and complicity in traffick-ing marijuana, both a felony of the fourth degree.She was released on a surety bond and pretrial set for Aug. 20.
Joshua Roberts,
32, Van Wert, entered not guilty pleas to three counts of trafficking marijuana, each a felony of the fourth degree; and one count of trafficking marijuana, a felony of the third degree.He was released on a surety bond and pretrial set for Aug. 20.
Ruby Hollingsworth, 
 55, Van Wert, entered not guilty pleas to three counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, each a felony of the third degree.She was released on a surety bond and pretrial set for Aug. 20.
Michael Vandagriff, 
 38, Van Wert, entered not guilty pleas to two counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or perfor-mance, each a felony of the second degree.His bond was set at $100,000 cash and pretrial set for Wednesday.
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23, Van Wert, entered not guilty pleas to charges of burglary, a felony of the second degree; complicity to burglary, a felo-ny of the second degree; and complic-ity to theft, felony of the fifth degree.His bond was set at $100,000 cash and pretrial set for Wednesday.
Jayme Fox, 
 28, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to theft, a felony of the fifth degree.She was released on a surety bond and pretrial set for Aug. 20
Sonny Metzger,
39, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to possession of heroin, a felony of the fifth degree.He was released on a surety bond and pretrial set for Wednesday.
Joe Quevedo, 
 49, Van Wert, entered a not guilty plea to attempted aggravated burglary, a felony of the second degree.His bond was set at $100,000 cash and a pretrial set for Wednesday.
Casey McMillen, 
 30, Van Wert, entered not guilty pleas to posses-sion of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree; and escape, a felony of the third degree.His bond was set at $10,000 cash and pretrial set for Wednesday.
One Year Ago
After checking out the entertainment tent early Saturday afternoon during Canal Days, check out the Corn Hole Tournament going on  just north of the Entertainment Tent in front of the Delphos Herald around 1 p.m. Chairs of the event, Brian Gossard and Don Rice, are heading up the tournament for the first time.
25 Years Ago – 1989
Ryan Sakemiller of Delphos has been selected to receive the British Petroleum America, Lima scholarship. The scholarship will provide $3,000 a year for four years. Sakemiller, a 1989 graduate of Jefferson Senior High School, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Sakemiller. He will attend the University of Toledo where he will major in chemical engineering.A Delphos woman and two former Gomer residents recently attended the 10th annual Welsh Heritage Week at Rio Grande College, Rio Grande. Edna Compton of Delphos and Dolly Morgan and Martha Evans of Lima spent the mornings in a Welsh language study class and practicing Gymanfa Ganu hymns in Welsh. Several teachers came from Wales to join the staff from this country. About 50 persons from several states attended.The Delphos Reds City League baseball team placed third in the Van Wert Gold Medal Tournament and second in the city tourna-ment. Team members are Donny Brinkman, Gaven Sever, Adam Eickholt, Nate Metzger, Doug Moenter, Ryan Murray, Phil Schurger, Jon Casemeir, Danny Metzger, Billy Smith, Bret Zerkel, Jamie Leach, Jay Holdgreve, Mike Kill and coaches Ed Holdgreve, Gary Holdgreve and Dan Sever.
50 Years Ago – 1964
Two Delphos young women will be among the 17 postulants to receive the Sisters of Notre Dame habit Aug. 18. Diane Gerdeman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gerdeman and Nancy Will, daughter of Mrs. Frank Will, will not only receive the Notre Dame habit but will be given their religious name at that time.Landeck Town Tavern defeated Fischer’s Plumbing and Heating 4-0 to win the Delphos Slo-pitch City Tournament. Gip Pohlman pitched for Town Tavern and held Fischer’s to only two hits. Leading hitters for Town Tavern were Terry Odenweller and Jack Callahan, who both hit triples.Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Medlin and son Dwaine of Dallas, Tex., are visiting with the David A. Jones family of Delphos. Medlin and Jones served together in the U.S. Army and went overseas together during World War II. This is the first time the Medlins have come to Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Jones visited in Texas with the Medlins 18 years ago.
75 Years Ago – 1939
The festival given under the auspices of Immaculate Conception parish in Ottoville this year was one of the most successful ever held in that place. The sum of $1,384.70 was cleared. The assistant pastor, the Rev. Sylvester Schnipke, who was in charge, expressed his appreciation for the patronage at the festival and for the spirit of cooperation manifested among the parishioners. The Rev. Henry Gerwert, pastor, who has been vaca-tioning in Germany, will return to Ottoville soon.Miller’s Opticians won and lost Monday night in the Allen County Softball Tournament, playing against Manhattan Cigars of Lima. Miller’s defeated the Manhattans by a score of 11 to 5. However, Tuesday morning, Mr. Dillion, head of the Lima softball association, came to Delphos and notified the Miller officials that the team had been disqualified for using an alleged illegal player in their line-up.A number of people from Delphos and surrounding community will go to Elida Aug. 10 to attend the 45th annual Pioneer Meeting and Picnic to be held in the W. W. Crites grove, one mile east of Elida, under the aus-pices of the Elida Pioneer Society. Officers of the association are: President, C. A. Rusler; vice presidents, E. T. Lippincott, Dr. O. S. Roebuck, J. E. Morris, James Blissell and Judge William Klinger; and Secretary, Abner Brenneman.
VAN WERT COURT NEWSFROM THE ARCHIVES
Governor candidate lacked drivers license for decade
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Democrat running for Ohio governor had been without a permanent driver’s license for more than 10 years when police found him in his car with a woman who was not his wife early one morning in October 2012.Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald’s license expired in 2002, and he didn’t get a new permanent one until November 2012, his cam-paign spokeswoman Lauren Hitt said Wednesday.FitzGerald had scheduled his license renewal several times, but things kept coming up, she said.“He recognizes that that’s not an acceptable excuse, and there’s no excuse for not having a full license for a decade,” Hitt told The Associated Press. “He fully regrets it and has apologized.”Ohio records show FitzGerald had temporary permits starting in 2008, but he lacked one for more than a year until he got a license.FitzGerald’s driving record has drawn scrutiny because of the 2012 incident, first reported last week.The leader of the state’s most popu-lous county, FitzGerald had only a tem-porary instruction permit when a worker called police in the Cleveland suburb of Westlake at about 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 13, 2012, to report suspicious activity at the park.FitzGerald later identified the woman in the car as Joanne Grehan, who was part of an Irish delegation visiting the region. He told reporters Friday that others in the delegation were traveling separately and had gotten lost. He said was trying to connect with them.A police officer noted in a brief report having talked to Fitzgerald but did not cite him.If Grehan had a valid Irish driver’s license at the time, it would have been legal for FitzGerald to drive with her in the car.But if FitzGerald dropped Grehan off at her hotel and drove home or anywhere else by himself, he would have broken the law, a minor misdemeanor with a maximum $150 fine.
Democratic convention team visits Columbus
COLUMBUS (AP) — State and local officials in Columbus rolled out the blue carpet to show Democratic planners what Ohio’s capital city has to offer, as they seek to host the political party’s next presidential convention.A technical advisory team from the Democratic National Committee arrived in Columbus on Wednesday to assess the city and see how much money has been raised to host the 2016 event.Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman joined city leaders and Ohio Democrats to wel-come the group at a rally of sign-waving supporters out-side Nationwide Arena.The planners are expect-ed to get a driving tour of Columbus and see its conven-tion center, science museum, hotels and other locations key to the city’s bid. Additional tours and meetings are planned for today.The two-day site visit is part of an evaluation pro-cess that includes trips to each of the five cities still under consideration for the Democratic convention. The other cities are Birmingham, Philadelphia, Phoenix and New York City’s Brooklyn.Columbus is the only Ohio contender after Cleveland dropped its bid last month, having won the backing of a Republican National Committee panel to host that convention in 2016.
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CLEVELAND (AP) — These Ohio lotteries were drawn Wednesday:
Classic Lotto
03-10-23-30-38-45, Kicker: 9-7-2-8-4-0Estimated jackpot: $3.2 million
Mega Millions
Est. jackpot: $115 million
Pick 3 Evening
9-7-3
Pick 3 Midday
4-5-4
Pick 4 Evening
2-7-1-6
Pick 4 Midday
4-4-5-3
Pick 5 Evening
6-9-6-5-6
Pick 5 Midday
9-0-8-2-1
Powerball
01-08-24-28-49, Powerball: 24, Power Play: 5
Rolling Cash 5
06-27-32-34-38Est. jackpot: $110,000

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