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Obituaries 2State/Local 3Politics 4Community 5Sports 6-7Classifieds 8Television 9World briefs 10
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6, 2010
50¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
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‘Glee’ auditionsset Wednesday
Lima TV station WOHLwill hold a casting call fora chance to fill three openroles being added to theFox TV show “Glee.”Auditions will be heldfrom 3-8 p.m. Wednesdayat the University of Northwestern Ohio,Event Center, 1450 N.Cable Road, Lima.“Glee” is a musically-themed show about a highschool glee club supposedlyset in Lima. The show’s cre-ator, Ryan Murphy, grewup in Indiana and some-times would visit Lima.One local person willwin the opportunity to audi-tion before a “Glee” cast-ing producer. Auditions areopen to professional andamateur people betweenthe ages of 16-26.The public is welcometo attend the event.To audition, sub-mit an entry online atwww.wlio.com.
Baseball (5 p.m.):Jefferson at Miller City,St. John’s at Lima TempleChristian, Fort Jenningsat Pandora-Gilboa (PCL),Ottoville at ColumbusGrove (PCL), Ayersvilleat Lincolnview, Kalidaat Holgate, Defianceat Elida (WBL).Softball (5 p.m.):Columbus Grove atOttoville, Pandora-Gilboaat Kalida (PCL), Elidaat Defiance (WBL).Track and Field: Jeffersonand Fort Jennings atSpencerville, 4:30 p.m.; Adaat Columbus Grove, 4:30p.m.; Coldwater and JacksonCenter at Elida, 4:30 p.m.;Ottoville and Lincolnviewat Crestview, 5 p.m.Tennis: Elida at Defiance(WBL), 4:30 p.m.SunnyWednesdaymorning;chance of afternoonshow-ers, storms. High inlow 70s. See page 2.
Baseball (5 p.m.): LCC atSt. John’s, Ottoville at MillerCity (PCL), Fort Jenningsat Crestview, Continental atColumbus Grove (PCL).Softball (5 p.m.):Miller City at Jefferson,Shawnee at Ottoville.
St. Peter LutheranChurch will host the life-saving services of Life LineScreening, the nation’s larg-est provider of community-based preventive screen-ings, in order to help localresidents identify their riskof stroke, vascular diseaseand osteo-porosisbefore thecatastrophiceffects of these condi-tions can occur.The event is open to localresidents and will be heldon April 15 at the church inDelphos.Many people are noteven aware that these offer-ings are available and thescreenings are simple, pain-less and affordable.The conditions for whichLife Line Screening screensare considered “silent kill-ers” because they often strikewithout warning. Symptomsare rarely present and if theyare, they are generally sub-tle, almost unnoticeable. Infact, 4 out of 5 people whohave had a stroke showed noapparent warning signs priorto their attack.A simple screening mayprevent death or disability.Provided screenings willinclude:
• Carotid Artery screen
-ing – painless, non-invasiveDoppler ultrasound is used tovisualize the carotid arteries,the arteries that bring bloodto the brain. The majority of strokes are caused by plaquebuild up in these arteries.
• Abdominal Aortic
Aneurysm screening –Ultrasound is used to visu-alize the abdominal aorta,the largest artery in thebody, to measure the diam-eter of the aorta. This mea-surement can indicate if there is a weakening in theaortic wall which can causea ballooning effect knownas an aneurysm. Aneurysmscan burst, which generallyis fatal.
• Peripheral Arterial
Diseasescreening – PAD isalso known as “hardening of the arteries.” Sufferers havea 4-6-fold increased riskof cardiovascular disease.Risk is evaluated througha measurement called the“Ankle-Brachial Index,”which is obtained by read-ing the systolic pressure inthe ankleand arm.
Osteoporosis screening –Ultrasound is used to esti-mate the bone density of the heel. This can indicateif there is a reduction inbone density, which mayindicate the presence of osteoporosis. The heel isused because it is similarin composition to the hip,where disabling fracturesoften occur.
• Atrial Fibrillation
is an irregular heart beat(arrhythmia) that affectsthe atria - the upper cham-bers of the heart - and isthe most common form of sustained arrhythmia. 2.5million Americans havebeen diagnosed with atrialfibrillation and for thoseover age 40, there is a 1 in4 chance of developing thecondition.
• Finger Stick Blood Tests
- to identify risk factorsfor heart disease and diabe-tes - Complete Lipid Panel(Total Cholesterol, LDL,HDL and Triglycerides);Diabetes and HighSensitivity C-reactive pro-tein and liver enzymes.
• *New* Know
your Numbers DiseasePrevention Scorecard: Apatented formula that cal-culates the risk for up to 6major chronic diseases byusing a finger stick bloodtest, bio-metrics informa-tion (height, weight, BMIand blood pressure) andcompleting a question-naire.To secure an appoint-ment time or for locations/dates in the area, call:1-888-653-6441.
St. Peter Lutheran Churchto host a life line screening
Families care for children in need
BY STACY TAFFThe Delphos Heraldstaff@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — WhenTim and Tamie Reindelwere approached five yearsago by a family friend withthe opportunity to host anindigent child, the timingwasn’t right even thoughthey desperately wanted tobe involved. Fast-forward tolast November and the timehad finally come.Through Children’sMedical Missions (CMM)West, a non-profit Christianorganization based in Ohiothat was created to help chil-dren in need, the Reindelsand their friends Terry andDoris Lindeman helped tobring two infants over fromWest Africa so they couldreceive the medical care theywere in dire need of.The infants the two fami-lies are hosting, Leandre fromCote D’Ivoire and Samiratoufrom Burkina Faso, bothneeded cleft palate surgery.Leandre, who goes home ina couple weeks, had his sur-gery months ago. Samiratouhad her initial operation onMarch 18.“These kids simply wouldnot have survived in theirown country,” said TamieReindel. “These kinds of birth defects can cause mal-nutrition and the childrencould have been shunned ormaybe even killed becauseit’s considered a curse insome societies.”“When Samiratou firstarrived, she was just overtwo months and was practi-cally starving because of hercleft palate,” Doris Lindemanadded.Through donations, planetickets are bought for thechildren to be brought to theUnited States, where theirhost families provide themwith everything they need.“We’re responsible fortaking them to all their medi-cal appointments, makingsure they have clothes, food,diapers and all other basicneeds,” Reindel said. “Youcome to love them as yourown and if you want to knowhow long it takes to formthat bond with them, it takesabout 2 minutes. You haveto keep it in the back of your mind that they aren’tyours because they become apart of your family. With myhusband, my two sons anddaughter, Leandre doesn’tlack for attention.”The Lindemans, whosechildren no longer live athome, didn’t have to waitnearly as long for theirinvolvement with CMMWest.“I watched Leandre forTamie several times and justfell in love with him. Thenwhen we heard they needed ahost family for Samiratou, wevolunteered. Since our kidsmoved out, it’s just my hus-band and I,” said Lindeman.“We put in for her on Mondayand then Sunday she was here,which was Feb. 14. It wasthe best Valentine’s Day giftwe’ve ever received.”CMM runs entirely ondonations and 100 percentof donations go toward planetickets.“They used to be able tobring over about 60 kids ayear but with the economyit’s dropped to around 30or so in the last few years,”
Herald unveilsnew Web site
The Delphos Heraldwill unveil its new Web siteThursday.Visit www.delphosherald.com to see what’s new.The Web site will be freefor an initial period and thenwill be subscriber-based.The Web site will includeall the local content fromthe newspaper and someadditional free features aswell as more pictures andvideo.
Stacy Taff photo
Doris Lindeman, left, with 4-month-old Samiratou, and Tamie Reindel with 7-month-old Leandre.
“You come to lovethem as your ownand if you want toknow how long ittakes to form thatbond with them, it takes about 2minutes. Youhave to keep itin the back of your mind thatthey aren’t yoursbecause theybecome a part of your family.”
— Tamie Reindel,host mother
Nancy Spencer photo
Officer Kevin Klaus, left, is the 2009 “Officer of the Year” at the Delphos PoliceDepartment. Chief Kyle Fittro presents him with a plaque noting his accomplishment.
Klaus 2009 ‘Officer of the Year’
Staff reports
 DELPHOS — PoliceChief Kyle Fittro has namedthe third annual “Officer of the Year” for the DelphosPolice Department.“The third year of thisnewly-created award broughta number of challengesregarding the selection of the proper recipient. Aftermuch thought, I have select-ed Officer Kevin J. Klausas the 2009 Delphos PoliceDepartment ‘Officer of theYear’,” Chief Fittro said.Klaus has been withthe department for nineyears. During 2009, his job performance was ratedexcellent in a variety of arenas.“Klaus had an impec-cable attendance record dur-ing 2009, which has contin-ued to present day. He hasbeen very accommodatingin regards to scheduling andworking abnormal hours toassist the department whenscheduling issues arise,”Fittro said. “Every summer,the City of Delphos hostsa D.A.R.E. camp, which isthe most well-attended campin the area. Officer Klausassists as a group leader forthe duration of this camp andhas done so for many years.He has formed bonds withmany children that exist tothe present day. Camp coor-dinators attribute some of theprogram’s success directly toOfficer Klaus and his ami-cable personality.”Klaus works in conjunc-tion with the National ChildSafety Council to bring pre-sentations and materials to alllocal schools regarding safetyin general. These topics helpto educate area children in amyriad of safety issues suchas Internet and bicycle safetyand how to deal with strang-ers.Officer Klaus is also incharge of all paperwork andcalibration testing in regardsto the BAC machine. Thistask can be time consumingand requires vigilance so asnot to fall out of compli-ance with state regulations.In addition to the DelphosPolice Department, multiplearea agencies rely on thispiece of equipment to be ingood working order as theyutilize it on a regular basis.“Klaus has been veryaggressive in regards to nar-cotics enforcement and hasmade a number of impor-tant traffic stops/arrests thathelp to curb the drug problemwithin the city. These arrestshave helped to directly attackthe recent trend towards her-oin use/trafficking,” Fittrosaid.In addition to all of this,Klaus is very regarding hisoverall patrol functions.During 2009, he made 66arrests, responded to 60 vehi-cle crashes, wrote 161 reportsand responded to 946 generalcalls for service.“It is for these reasons thatOfficer Kevin J. Klaus is the2009 City of Delphos PoliceDepartment Officer of theYear,” Fittro added.
See CARE, page 2
By MISTI CRANEThe Columbus Dispatch
COLUMBUS — AndyYoder learned how to addand subtract in a one-roomschoolhouse 10 minutes,by foot, from his home onSpooky Hollow Road.When he wasn’t at school,he spent a fair amount of time milking cows, work-ing farm fields and cuttingwood.Yoder stopped going toschool at 14, as expected,and started building houses.He had no graduation cer-emony. Nobody counseledhim about options for col-lege.The most obvious path forthe second of six Yoder boyswas a life farming and rais-ing a family amid the gentlehills near Sugarcreek, a vil-lage of about 2,200 people inOhio’s Amish country.Today, while his fam-ily gathers there for Easter,Yoder will stay in Columbusto study the intricacies of human muscles and bones.He has a big test on Fridayand then has to preparefor June, when he’ll takethe first of several nationalexams required of aspiringdoctors. It most likely willbe the hardest test of hislife so far and will covereverything he has learnedin two years of medicalschool.Yoder’s anxiety is under-standable, but it’s hard tobelieve he won’t excel.This is a young man wholeft farm and family forCosta Rica for two weeksof missionary work andwound up living there forthree years helping groupsthat provide health care andbuild homes.This is a man who, whencoaxed by his Costa Ricanhost family, studied for andpassed a high-school equiv-alency test despite havingno formal education beyondthe eighth grade, a manwho went on to college andfared so well that five of sixmedical schools to which heapplied said “yes.”The improbability of it alldoesn’t escape him.“I love farming; that’swhat I thought I’d do,”Yoder said recently as hetook a break from studyingon campus at Ohio StateUniversity.As he grew older, he feltdrawn to travel and adven-ture and decided to forgobaptism into the Amishchurch, something that typi-cally happens at about 20years old. Yoder became aMennonite.His parents, Susan andAbe Yoder, are devoutAmish. Their ancestors camefrom Germany, Switzerlandand Ireland and go back atleast nine and seven gen-erations, respectively, inthis country. They live onthe farm where Susan wasraised. Her mother lives ina smaller house on the sameproperty.They didn’t encouragetheir son to make the choicehe did, but they didn’t fighthim, either. And their sup-port since then has beenunwavering, Andy Yodersaid.When someone in CostaRica first suggested that hetry medicine, “I pushed thatoff and thought, ’I can’t. I’llnever survive.”’He entered GoshenCollege in Indiana, whereone of his professors toldhim, “This is impossible.You won’t make it.”After two months of studyinterrupted by only food andrest, he called his mother,who listened on the phonethe Yoder family keeps ina wooden booth outsidethe house, near the buggygarage.His course load of biol-ogy, chemistry, calculus andEnglish was getting to him,and he had begun to thinkthat the naysayer professorwas right.“I didn’t know what acell or an atom was when Istarted,” Yoder said.Susan remembers lis-tening to the uncertainty inher son’s voice and trust-ing that he’d be fine. Hiswill was always strong, andthere wasn’t much he didn’taccomplish once he set hismind to it.When he told her thathe was pursuing a career inmedicine, “My first impres-sion was, ’Wow, no way,”’she said. “But I noticed thathe was really serious, and Igave him my blessing.”College improved oncehe built a foundation of knowledge, Yoder said. Heapplied the work ethic he’dlearned from the time hecould walk and toil by hisfather’s side, and he gradu-ated in four years. Wooedby Ohio State’s welcom-ing atmosphere, respectedprogram and proximity tohome, Yoder decided on itfor medical school.Two years into the pro-gram, he’s unsure where itwill take him. He’s thinkingof oncology because it offersample opportunities to helpboth patients and their fami-lies as they struggle to navi-gate frightening territory, hesaid.Compassion and insightabout social issues facingpatients come naturally toYoder, said Dr. Jaime Baker,an internal-medicine special-ist who taught Yoder andnow allows him to shadowher in the OSU MedicalCenter.“He’s still learning, andto already get the art of med-icine just puts him so farahead of so many practicingphysicians,” she said.Noah, Yoder’s 18-year-old brother, thinks thosequalities might have beenpassed down from his grand-mother Clara Miller, who is83 and, until recently, caredfor members of the com-munity who were older thanshe.Susan said her son hasbeen compassionate sincechildhood. When her fatherdied of a brain tumor, 9-year-old Andy drew a picture of amouse in a shoe and wrote,“To grandma, in your lonelydays.”Yoder’s work in the hos-pital with Baker is beyondwhat is required of him andis a testament to his dedica-tion, she said. “As a secondyear, your nose is still buriedin books. It’s very difficultto find time to do anythingelse.”Yoder, who is 31, nevertold Baker about his child-hood. The news amazedher.“I expected him to befrom a very diverse back-ground, from a big city or afamily with lots of childrenand lots of travel.”Sometimes Yoder feelslike a student from a foreigncountry.“It’s just that my perspec-tive on life and the worldis different. But I’m a veryopen-minded person, and soI fit in wherever.”When his parents cameto Columbus last monthfor parents’ weekend (theydon’t drive but will ridein a car), Abe threaded atube into a mannequin’sthroat to simulate intuba-tion. Susan marveled at thelengths to which the schoolgoes to make sure doctorsknow how to best commu-nicate with patients.Abe, who raises Belgianhorses and Jersey cows andcrafts unadorned maple cas-kets for the Amish commu-nity, can’t remember the lasttime he saw a family doctor.It could be that he never has.Sometimes he goes to a chi-ropractor for his back.Susan sees a doctor rarelybut remains grateful for ablood test that revealed athyroid problem that hadbeen bothering her and nowis adequately treated.“I never dreamed that oneof the boys would be a doc-tor,” she said. “But the boysare all special; they all havetheir special ways.”If the opportunity pres-ents itself, Yoder would liketo practice where he wasraised, to help care for theAmish.“I think the hardest thingfor me is just being awayfrom family, from friends,”he said.On a recent visit home,Yoder went to the school-house where he learned tostudy. Inside were the samewooden and wrought-irondesks at which he sat.Yoder greeted the youngwoman who had justwrapped up her day teachingkindergarten through eighthgrade and eased his way intoone of the desks.“I almost failed fourthgrade,” he said.
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“He’s stilllearning, and toalready get the artof medicine justputs him so farahead of so manypracticingphysicians.”
— Dr. Jaime Baker,internal-medi-cine specialistwho taught Yoder
Photo submitted
Students fare well at solo and ensemble
Jefferson Middle School students recently participated in Jr. High Solo andEnsemble contest at Minster School. The trumpet trio of Kelly Kramer, AshleyTruesdale and Jordyn Radler were rated good. The vocal ensemble of MeganVanschoyck, Emma Wurst, Elizabeth Elston, Ali King, Hanna Lehman, MelodyGibson, Adrie Miller and Alyssa Fetzer were rated good. The woodwind trio MeganVanschoyck, Hanna Lehman and Amanda Truesdale receiving an excellent ratingand Adrie Miller received a superior on her vocal solo. Emma Wurst received asuperior rating on her vocal solo, her trombone solo and her piano solo. Instrumentalparticipants are students of Theresa Anderson, assisted by guest teacher Kim Ousleyand high school band director David Stearns. Vocal students were under the direc-tion of Tammy Wirth. Students who competed are, front from left, Melody Gibson, Ashley Truesdale, Amanda Truesdale, Jordyn Radler, Hanna Lehman and MeganVanschoyck; and back, Kelly Kramer, Elizabeth Elston, Emma Wurst, Alyssa Fetzerand Ali King. Absent is Adrie Miller.
Foundation scholarshipsnow available
Larry L. Wendel, Executive Secretaryof The Van Wert County Foundation, hasannounced applications for scholarshipgrants for the 2010-11 school year arenow available.Students currently on a scholarshipand students who applied, as high schoolseniors in the spring of 2009 will auto-matically be sent the necessary applica-tion form. Other students who are finish-ing their freshman, sophomore or junioryear in college in the spring of 2010 maysecure applications by contacting TheVan Wert County Foundation at 138 EastMain Street, Van Wert or by calling 419-238-1743.For a student to be eligible for ascholarship grant they must be a gradu-ate of one of the high schools servingVan Wert County residents, a graduateof Jefferson or St. Johns, or a graduate of Antwerp, Paulding, or Wayne Trace HighSchools serving Paulding County resi-dents. Also students who are a graduate of Spencerville Local Schools and ParkwayLocal school serving Van Wert Countystudents only. The student must havecompleted their freshman year in collegewith at least a 2.75 grade accume. At theend of their sophomore year and there-after the student must have a 3.0 gradeaccume. Grants are made for no more thanthree years, excepting if a course of studyrequires five years to earn a baccalaureatedegree a fourth grant may be made. Nogrants are made beyond the baccalaureatedegree.Scholarships are based on residency,college grade point average and financialneed and are available for any recognizedfield of study leading to an associate orbaccalaureate degree.
Farmer to doctor:Amish man studiesmedicine
Cleveland policemistake deadwoman for deer
CLEVELAND (AP) —Cleveland police are investi-gating how officers mistooka woman’s body alongsideInterstate 90 for a deer car-cass.The body was found alongthe highway before dawnMonday after officers sent tothe scene called the highwaydepartment about a deer car-cass. When a crew arrived,they realized it was a wom-an’s body.An autopsy has beenordered. The woman wasidentified by the coroneron Tuesday as 28-year-oldAngel Bradley-Crockett of Cleveland.

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