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Sports
Obituaries 2State/Local 3Politics 4Community 5Sports 6Church 7Classifieds 8Television 9World briefs 10
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Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Golf roundup, p6Voice mail availableto consumers in crisis, p3
Clay Street CSXcrossing slatedfor repair
BY GREG SCHERGERThe Delphos Herald
 DELPHOS — DelphosCity Council welcomed anumber of exchange stu-dents from Germany, alongwith their mentor Frithjof Meissner. Meissner is affil-iated with the exchangeand friendship link in Verl,Germany. The students willbe attending local schoolsthis year through Dec. 4.(See the students andtheir host families on page10.)Safety Service DirectorGreg Berquist advised coun-cil that the Ohio DevelopmentRail Commission “will fundin total” the cost to repairthe Clay Street CSX railcrossing in Delphos. Therepair effort to the crossingis expected to begin in 2-3weeks, and require severaldays for completion. Trafficwill be detoured during therepair, as the crossing willbe closed.Berquist also comment-ed that the north watertower at Stadium Park hasbeen recently taken off line, drained and inspect-ed and is expected to beback in full serviced byThursday.Councilman MarkClement questioned wheth-er any testing had beendone to the water quality inthe canal within Delphosfor algae contamination, inlight of the recent findingsat Grand Lake St. Mary’s.Berquist noted that the EPAand ODNR have conductedtests of the water at the40-acre pond site south of Delphos and reported find-ings of algae that exceedstandards, recording a levelof 27 parts per million. Themaximum level for the algaecontamination is set at 20parts per million. Berquistadded that he has directedWater Superintendent TimWilliams to take samplesof the water in the canal,also advising that warn-ing signs of the possiblecontamination be postedat Third Street and at thenorth end of the canal inDelphos.Council approved lienson three properties inDelphos in response to adelinquent utility accountand excessive weed vio-lations and for a knownwater leak at one property;a leak not addressed bythe owner. Collectively, theliens totaled $1887.06, forproperties at 307 N. MainSt owned by JSM InsuranceAgency ( Randy Murray ),502 E. Second St. for aproperty owned by RonelBurritt and 504 W. SixthSt. for a property owned byJason J. Osting.A motion was approvedto permit the Rustic Cafélocated on East SecondStreet to erect a tent outsidethe establishment on Oct.2 in promotion of the 70thanniversary of the business.Berquist noted the ownersof the local pub will needto comply with all neces-sary additional insuranceand variation of their salespermit in order to utilizethe additional space on cityproperty for the one-daypromotional event.Council also passed aresolution approving a pub-lic hearing for the proposedrezoning of a propertyowned by Urban Fuerst at1303 E. Fifth St. and 307Elida Road from R-1 toB-1. The public hearing onthis issue is scheduled incouncil chambers for 6:30p.m. Sept. 14, including thepurpose for the use of theproperty if the proposedchange is adopted.A motion was like-wise passed by council toapprove providing a familypool pass for the DelphosMunicipal Swimming Poolto Community HealthProfessionals in 2011, val-ued at $180. The pass willbe utilized in a fundraisingeffort by the entity.The thoroughfares com-mittee met prior to theregular council meeting todiscuss potential changes toordinance 2008-35, whichaddresses parameters andrequirements for low speedvehicles upon city streets.This issue will be furtherdiscussed at 6:45 p.m. priorto the next council meetingon Aug. 24.
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Signs familiar to St. Marys Lake residents and visitorshave popped up along the Miami-Erie Canal in Delphos.Steve Dorsten of the ODNR Division of Water says therehas been no testing of the water in the canal; the signs are just a precautionary measure.
Algae signs just a precaution
BY MIKE FORDThe Delphos Heraldmford@delphosherald.com
Several weeks after toxicalgae appeared at GrandLake St. Marys, the state hasposted alert signs through aportion of the Miami-ErieCanal. Though this includesa sign in Delphos, it does notmean algae is in local canalwater.Ohio Division of WaterCanal Operations ManagerSteve Dorsten says it’s nothis call to test the water. Thatis the decision of the OhioEnvironmental ProtectionAgency and no testing hasbeen conducted in Delphos.“We haven’t actually doneany testing in the Delphosarea. The Ohio EPA did sometesting in the St. Marys areaand detected the presence of the blue-green algae. So, theyrecommended to us that wepost the signs in the canalsystem from Grand Lake St.Marys to Delphos. It’s just anadvisory. As far as I know,there has never been any test-ing done in the Delphos areabut I can’t say it’s there orit isn’t there because theyhaven’t tested,” he said.“We have monitored thesituation and observed thatthe algae comes out of thelake with a dark green colorand the farther downstreamand away from the lake, theclearer the water is. That wasour observation.”City Safety ServiceDirector Greg Berquist hasdirected Water SuperintendentTim Williams to collect watersamples in Delphos. Berquistsaid water will also be col-lected from the Spencervilleregion and sent off for labora-tory analysis. When the cityis notified of the results, theinformation will be passedalong to residents throughlocal media.Jefferson’s footballscrimmage versus Bath setfor 10 a.m. Saturday hasbeen moved to Bath’s fielddue to continuing renova-tions at Stadium Park.
Jays selling foot-ball tickets
The St. John’s AthleticDepartment has announced itssale of Reserved Seat/GeneralAdmission season tickets.Those seeking to re-uptheir reserved seats or gen-eral admission tickets canpurchase them 8 a.m. tonoon, 1-3 p.m. and 7-7:30p.m. (reserved seat) and7:30-8 p.m. (general admis-sion) Thursday and 8 a.m.to noon and 1-3 p.m. Fridayin the high school office.High and grade schoolseason tickets can be pur-chased at the same time.If a 2009 reserved-seatholder does not pick themup at these times or notifythe office by then, theywill be sold to someoneon the waiting list. Newrequests for these may bemade by calling the officeduring normal hours.Prices for the 2010 foot-ball season include five homegames (beginning Aug. 28vs. LCC): Reserved Seat$35; General Admission $28;High/Grade School $18.The policy of the MACis for students to buy a sea-son ticket or pre-sale indi-vidual game tickets for $4;all tickets at the gate are $6.The following ticketswill also be sold: Varsity/JV Volleyball Pass: Adult$40 and Student $30 (atthe gate, $5 Adult and $4Student); and Junior HighVolleyball Pass: Adult $18,Student $13 (at the gate,Adult $3, Student $2).
DYH golf outing Sunday
The second annual DYHBest-Ball Golf Scramblewill go off Sunday atSpringbrook Golf Club.Registration begins at 7:30a.m. with a shotgun start at8:30 a.m. The cost is $50per person or $200 per team(includes greens fees, cart,lunch and prizes). Proceedsbenefit the DYH (non-profitcharity) basketball program.Contact Jeff Stockwell(419-236-1150) for entryforms and/or sponsorship.
TODAYBoys Golf 
Elida at Kalida, 8 a.m.Ayersville at FortJennings, 10 a.m.
THURSDAYFootball
Scrimmage: Liberty-Benton at ColumbusGrove, 6 p.m.
Boys Golf 
Fort Jennings atColumbus Grove (PCL- Pike Run), 10 a.m.
Jeffersonscrimmage sitechanged
Partly sunnyThursdaywith chanceof show-ers, storms.Humid;high inupper 80s. See page 2.
Postal Museum Curator Levitt gives ‘sneak peak’
BY CAITLIN EYTHThe Delphos Heraldceyth@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS— It takes manypeople and a lot of dedication to opena business. It takeseven more workwhen the businessis a nonprofit thatdoesn’t charge forits services. TheDelphos Museumof Postal Historyrelies on com-munity support tooperate.“The people of Delphosmake this possible,” said GaryLevitt, museum director. “Withtheir continued support, we willcontinue to stay viable.”Many people are workingbehind the scenes to preparethe Postal Museum to reopenat its Main Street location.People donate their time andmoney to support the museum.Several dozen of those sup-porters were present Tuesdaynight to observe the construc-tion progress and the itemscurrently on display.The building looks muchdifferent now than when reno-vations began in August 2008.The walls, floors and ceil-ings have been painted and amural has been started at onepart of the building. Items forthe museum are beginning tobe placed for viewing. Theobjects currently on the muse-um floor represent approxi-mately 20 percent of what themuseum has available and willeventually display.While much work is stillnecessary, museum officialsare planning to open to thepublic in early November.When it opens, Levitt hopesthe museum will attract peopleto Delphos and be somethingpeople of the community sup-ports and enjoys.“Our primary goal is toeducate peopleabout historyand the postalsystem,” saidLevitt. “But weare also interest-ed in getting peo-ple to Delphosand bringingthose travel dol-lars here. Thiswill be a greatdestination forpeople lookingfor something newand fun in their own back-yard.”The Postal Museum isworking with many groups andindividuals in the community.The Delphos Area Art Guildis painting the murals insidethe museum. The murals depictscenes from Main Street inDelphos and will match the timeperiod of the objects displayedin front of the wall. In exchangefor painting the murals, the ArtGuild will be able to use thesecond floor of the building as agallery to display local art. Theguild hopes to have its grandopening of the gallery duringCanal Days in September.The museum will also sup-port the community after itsopening by being available tohost business functions, boardmeetings and parties.While the museum isimportant to the area, it alsoappeals to people from acrossthe globe. At its former loca-tion in the old post office,the museum attracted visitorsfrom six continents and morethan 30 countries.The Postal Museum is oneof only six of its kind in thecountry, so it offers a uniqueexperience for visitors.
Above: The Delphos Area Art Guild is working on murals in various rooms at theDelphos Museum of Postal History. This mail sled is one of the prized possessions of themuseum.Below: The Railroad Room at the Delphos Museum of Postal History is still undercontruction.
Caitlin Eyth photos
Levitt
 
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Delphos Police were calledto the 400 block of Scott Streetat 12:02 p.m. Tuesday in ref-erence to a theft report.The resident told police hewent to make a purchase anddiscovered several prepaidcredit cards and a bank cardwere missing from his wallet.Upon further investigation, hediscovered money had beenwithdrawn.The investigation wasturned over to the detectivebureau.While on routine patrol at11:47 p.m. Tuesday, a DelphosPolice officer performed a rou-tine traffic stop on a vehicledriven by 19-year-old ElishaWeedenDuring the traffic stop, itwas discovered Weeden wasdriving impaired and wassubsequently charged withOVI and cited into Van WertMunicipal Court.WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyThe Associated Press
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: Partly sunny.Highs in the mid 80s.While on routine patrol at2:19 a.m. today, a DelphosPolice observed a vehicledriven by 16-year-old MelonySunday being driven in anerratic manner.When the officer initiated atraffic stop, it was discoveredSunday was driving impaired.She was cited into VanWert Juvenile Court on OVIcharges and a curfew viola-tion.Delphos Police were calledto the 500 block of EastJackson Street at 6:58 p.m.Tuesday in reference to a dogrunning at large that wouldnot let the homeowner outsidetheir residence.The owner of the dog,Steve Foust, was cited intoLima Municipal Court for hisdog running at large.
Resident reportsmissing credit,bank cardsTeen cited forOVI
High temperature Tuesdayin Delphos was 89 degrees,low was 71. High a year agotoday was 87, low was 67.Record high for today is 99,set in 1941. Record low fortoday is 46, set in 1967.
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MOSCOW — Russianemergency workers haveincreased forest patrols in awestern region contaminat-ed by the 1986 Chernobylnuclear disaster, trying toprevent wildfires that couldspread harmful radiation,officials said today.Greenpeace and otherenvironmental groups andforest experts say radioac-tive dust from the Chernobyldisaster could be harmful,even though doses wouldlikely be small.Fire crews quickly extin-quished about six new wild-fires spotted this week inthe Bryansk region, the partof Russia that suffered themost from the Chernobylcatastrophe in what was thenSoviet Ukraine, EmergencySituations Ministry spokes-woman Irina Yegorushkinasaid. Her agency also hadreported sporadic wildfireslast week, but said all hadbeen put out.She said radiation expertsfrom Moscow determinedthere has been no increasein radiation levels in theBryansk area, on the bor-der of Belarus and Ukraine.The soil holds radioac-tive particles that settledafter the Chernobyl nuclearpower plant’s reactor No.4 exploded during a pre-dawn test on April 26, 1986,spewing radioactive cloudsover much of the westernSoviet Union and northernEurope.Environmentalists havewarned that the particlescould be thrown into the airby wildfires and blown intoother areas by the wind.Emergency SituationsMinister Sergei Shoiguacknowledged the dangerlast week, but said today “thesituation here is not as dif-ficult as in the areas aroundMoscow,” where acrid cloudsof smog from the fires havepolluted the air.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Tuesday:
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HELENA, Mont. Border agents stoppedvehicles leaving the U.S.and police beefed up theirpatrols in the small townsnear Glacier National Parkas authorities focused theirsearch for an escaped convictand his suspected accompliceon both sides of the Montana-Canada border.Despite the tightened secu-rity, there are many backroadsand other ways for Arizonaescapee John McCluskey andhis suspected accomplice,Casslyn Welch, to slip acrossthe border and into Canada,Glacier County Undersheriff Jeff Fauque said.Authorities at Montanaborder crossings have startedchecking cars headed intoCanada, scanning the faces of the occupants to see whetherthey match the description of the fugitives, who apparentlyhave dyed their hair to try todisguise themselves.“We’re doing outboundchecks at ports of entryto ensure any fugitive isunable to utilize that avenueof escape,” U.S. Customsand Border Patrol spokes-man Mike Milne said lateTuesday.A U.S. Border Patrolhelicopter joined the searchTuesday, but authoritieson both sides of the borderacknowledged it was impos-sible to completely secure it.Glacier National Parkabuts the Canadian border inrugged terrain, but the bor-der to the east, along theBlackfeet Indian Reservation,is fairly flat. Fauque saidthere are several small roadsthat cross the border.Sgt. Patrick Webb, aspokesman for the RoyalCanadian Mounted Police inCalgary, Alberta, said thismorning that Mounties do notbelieve the pair has enteredCanada.Fidencio Rivera, chief deputy U.S. marshal for theArizona district, told TheAssociated Press today thetwo apparently have changedtheir appearance.“Welch has dyed her hairblond, McCluskey has dyedhis hair black,” Rivera said.The information wasdeveloped through interviewswith people who last saw thecouple, Rivera said.The last confirmed sight-ing of McCluskey and Welchtogether was Friday in Billings,Mont., and that wasn’t con-firmed until Monday.U.S. marshals said therehave been reports thatWelch was spotted Sundayat a restaurant in St. Maryeast Glacier National Park.Montana’s acting marshal,Rod Ostermiller, said therewere multiple other tips fromthe Glacier area, but he didn’tsay whether any includedsightings of McCluskey.
By DAViD WiVeLLth Acad P
ZHOUQU, China —Heavy rains lashed a remotesection of northwestern Chinaas the death toll from week-end flooding that triggeredmassive landslides jumpedto 1,117, although the fadinghopes of rescuers got a boostlate today when a survivorwas found in the debris.The state-run Xinhua NewsAgency gave no immediatedetails on the survivor, foundnearly four days after thedisaster struck. Earlier today,a 50-year-old man was res-cued who had been trapped inknee-deep mud on the secondfloor of a hotel, Xinhua said.Local officials were citedas saying at least 627 peoplewere still missing.The NationalMeteorological Center warnedthere was a “relatively large”chance of more landslides inthe coming days, as heavierrain was expected, with up to3 1/2 inches (90 millimeters)forecast for Friday.Troops and rescue teams, joined by traumatized survi-vors, were increasingly turn-ing to recovering bodies andseeing to the needs of the liv-ing. Clean drinking water wasa primary concern, with mostlocal sources destroyed or toopolluted to use.Entire communities inGansu province’s Zhouqudistrict were swallowed whenthe debris-choked BailongRiver jumped its banks earlySunday, releasing wave afterwave of mud and rubble-strewn water. While torrentialrains were the direct cause,tree cutting that left the dryhills exposed and the weaken-ing of cliff faces by a massive2008 earthquake were seen ascontributing factors.Buildings were torn fromtheir foundations, their lowerfloors blown out by the force of the debris-laden water. Threevillages comprising hundredsof households were entirelyburied and much of the countyseat was submerged.“In some households, allthe people have died,” makingthe counting of the dead moredifficult, Zhang Weixing, aMinistry of Civil Affairs offi-cial, told a news conferencetoday.Crews using explosivesand excavators rushed todrain an unstable lake on theBailong upriver of Zhouqu,fearing more rain could causea massive breach, bringingmore misery to the town.“The danger of the barrierlake collapsing has been basi-cally eliminated,” Jiao Yong,deputy vice minister of theMinistry of Water Resources,told the news conference.Disinfectant crews in pro-tective suits sprayed chemicalsacross the ground and overmachinery, the smell of deathheavy in the air. State mediareported numerous cases of dysentery, while infected inju-ries, a lack of sanitation, cleandrinking water and accumulat-ing garbage increased the riskof typhoid, cholera and otherdiseases.But the deputy director of the Health Ministry’s emer-gency office, Zhang Guoxin,said there have been no reportsof an epidemic outbreak.Rescue crews have beenlargely reliant on hand tools,with heavy equipment eitherunable to traverse the difficultterrain or mired in mud up toseveral yards (meters) deep.But roads reopened today,allowing in heavy earth-mov-ing equipment and supplies.At least 45,000 peoplehave evacuated their homes,and the Ministry of CivilAffairs reported the deliveryof 30,000 tents to the area,with thousands more on theway. Zhouqu has a populationof 134,000, but it wasn’t clearhow many needed emergencyshelter.Corn: $3.66Wheat: $6.10Beans: $10.80
Northern border fortified in search for escapee
School boardready forbell to ring
FORT JENNINGS—The Fort Jennings Boardof Education met in regu-lar session Tuesday night toconduct the following busi-ness.
• Real estate tax advances
were approved for $100,000and $80,000;
• Katie Lehman was hired
for Title 1 instruction for theupcoming academic year;
• The elementary school
student handbook wasaccepted;
• Adam Norbeck was
hired as the boys junior highbasketball coach.
• An undisclosed dona
-tion was accepted for asoccer scoreboard to beinstalled by the athleticboosters; and
• Bus routes were
approved.Sports pass prices wereset as follows: $50 for adultfall sports home games and$30 for students; and $150for all season adult passesto home games and $60 forstudents.The first day of class willbe Aug. 24. Families mayprepare by attending kin-dergarten registration at 7p.m. tonight. An open housewill be held for grades 1-6at 7 p.m. on Aug. 18. Highschool orientation will beginat 9 a.m. Tuesday and sched-ules can be picked up from9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 18.
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Today is Wednesday, Aug.11, the 223rd day of 2010.There are 142 days left in theyear.
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On Aug. 11, 1965, riotingand looting that claimed 34lives broke out in the predom-inantly black Watts section of Los Angeles.
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In 1810, a major earth-quake shook the island of St.Michael in the Azores.In 1860, the nation’s firstsuccessful silver mill beganoperation near Virginia City,Nev.In 1909, the steamshipSS Arapahoe became thefirst ship in North Americato issue an S.O.S. distresssignal, off North Carolina’sCape Hatteras.In 1934, the first fed-eral prisoners arrived at theisland prison Alcatraz in SanFrancisco Bay.In 1949, President HarryS. Truman nominated GeneralOmar N. Bradley to becomethe first chairman of the JointChiefs of Staff.In 1954, a formal peacetook hold in Indochina, end-ing more than seven years of fighting between the Frenchand Communist Viet Minh.In 1960, the African coun-try of Chad became indepen-dent of France.In 1975, the United Statesvetoed the proposed admissionof North and South Vietnamto the United Nations, fol-lowing the Security Council’srefusal to consider SouthKorea’s application.In 1992, the Mallof America opened inBloomington, Minn.
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TheNational Transportation SafetyBoard released evidencereports in the Oct. 31, 1999,crash of EgyptAir Flight 990off the New England coast; atranscript of the cockpit voicerecording showed the chill-ing details of the pilot’s futilestruggle to save the Boeing767 and its 217 occupants.Pat Buchanan won the ReformParty presidential nominationin a victory bitterly disputedby party founder Ross Perot’ssupporters, who chose theirown nominee, John Hagelin(HAYG’-lihn), in a rival con-vention.

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