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249 N. Main St., Delphos419.692.0000
Gifts from the Heart
Need to make room for newFALL AND CHRISTMAS MERCHANDISE.
SALE NOW THRU THEEND OF AUGUST.
•Marie Osmond Purses•Children’sSummer Clothing
Open Tues. Thru Fri. 10-5; Sat. 10-2
The following is the week-ly report concerning con-struction and maintenancework on state highways with-in the ODOT District 1 whichincludes the counties of Allen, Putnam and Van Wert.(All work will take place dur-ing daytime hours Mondaythrough Friday only, unlessotherwise indicated).
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Traffic willbe maintained during a drain-age tile replacement whichwill take place three days dur-ing the week, likely Mondaythrough Wednesday.
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Traffic reduced to one lanethrough the work zone untillate August for bridge paint-ing which began July 26.Lane closures will occur bothduring day and nighttimehours.
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Paving is underway. Daytimeand nighttime lane closuresare occurring. The project willcontinue until late August.
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- Ohio 634 from U.S. 224to Ohio 613- Ohio 15 from Ohio 613to Ohio 108- Ohio 613 from Ohio 108to Ohio 109- Ohio 114 from Ohio 694to Kalida
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Traffic main-tained by temporary trafficsignals during a bridge paint-ing project which is underway. The project will con-tinue until late August.
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Pavement repairand resurfacing project isunder way with traffic main-tained through the work zone.The project will continue untillate August.
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Route closed July 19for 44 days for bridge reha-bilitation. Traffic detouredonto Ohio 190, Ohio 634,U.S. 224 and Ohio 115 backto Ohio 189.
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Pavementrepair and resurfacing projectwill begin during the weekof August 23 with trafficmaintained through the workzone.
oh 116 bw Davrad ad sa rad –
Route will close for two daysbeginning August 18 forinstallation of a crossover.Northbound traffic will bedetoured onto Ohio 709 andU.S. 127 back to Ohio 116.Southbound traffic detouredonto Ohio 697, Ohio 66 andOhio 81 back to Ohio 116.
U.s. 127 bw Cuyrad 36 ad syd rad –
Route will close for twodays beginning August 16 forremoval of a railroad cross-ing. Traffic detoured ontoOhio 81, Ohio 118 and Ohio709 back to U.S. 127.
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Bridgepainting is under way and isreducing traffic at times ontop of the bridge and on U.S.30 below the bridge to onelane through the work
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Angela J. (Crow), 67, of Delphos, Funeral servic-es will begin at 2 p.m.Sunday at Trinity UnitedMethodist Church, theRev. David Howell offi-ciating. Burial will be ata later date. Friends maycall from 2-8 p.m. today atHarter and Schier FuneralHome, where an EasternStar service will begin at3 p.m., and one hour priorto services Sunday at thechurch. In lieu of flowers,memorials are to TrinityUnited Methodist ChurchBuilding Fund or AllenCounty Junior Fair.
Van Wert Cinemas
August 13 thruAugust 19
Friday Aug 13 - Sunday Aug 15
Dinner for Schmucks
The Other Guys
Ramona and Beezus
Charlie St. Cloud
Cats and Dogs 2
: $7.00 Adults - $3.50 ChildrenUnder 5 FreeGates Open at 8:30-Showtime at dark
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COMING SOON: VAMPIRES SUCKWed. 18th- Thurs. 19th
All shows before 6 pm $4.50 Adults $7.00 Kids & Seniors $4.50
New ClassBeginningSept. 13, 2010
Applications availableat local schools
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Elizabeth M. Ricker, 84,of Ottoville, died at 6:30a.m. Friday surroundedby her loving family atVancrest Healthcare Centerin Delphos.She was born May15, 1926, in Junction toThomas and Emma (Clark)Bullinger.On Feb. 12, 1949, shemarried Rudolph Ricker,who died July 20, 1972.Survivors include twosons, Carl (Monica) Rickerof Ottoville and EugeneRicker of Cloverdale; abrother, Rollin Bullinger of Oakwood; a sister, MadonnaAmato of Dephos; two grand-children, Jason (Sara) Rickerof Jacksonville, Fla., andKerri Ricker of Whitehouse;and a great-grandson, JoshRicker.She was preceded in deathby four brothers, Richard,Raymond, Robert andRussel Bullinger; three sis-ters, Margaret Finn, MevlinaMeyer and Mary Dizanze.Mrs. Ricker retired fromPhilips Display Componentsin Ottawa. She was a memberof Immaculate ConceptionCatholic Church in Ottovilleand its Altar Rosary Society.She enjoyed bingo, flow-ers, gardening and preparinghome-cooked chicken din-ners. She loved chocolatecandy and anything sweet.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 10:30 a.m.Monday at ImmaculateConception Catholic Church,the Rev. John Stites officiat-ing. A private burial willbe held at a later date in St.Mary’s Cemetery.Friends may call from2-8 p.m. Sunday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home,Jackson Township location,where a scripture servicewill begin at 2 p.m.Preferred memorials areto donor’s choice.
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A girl, Rosalie Charlotte,was born Aug. 11 to Tony andAmy Stemen.She is welcomed home bybrothers Will and Ben.Grandparents are BobDixon of Waverly, Pam andMarv Coppuck of Chillicotheand Linda Stemen of Delphos.ST. RITA’SA girl was born Aug.12 to Kirk and ShannonWannemacher of Spencerville.
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HOLT, England (AP) —He’s Britain’s most talked-aboutyoung artist. His paintings fetchhefty sums and there’s a longwaiting list for his eagerly antici-pated new works.It has all happened so quick-ly — he’s still getting used tothe spotlight — and KieronWilliamson fidgets a little whenhe’s asked to share his thoughtson art.“Cows are the easiest thingto paint,” said Kieron, who has just turned 8. “You don’t haveto worry about doing so muchdetail.”Horses, he says, are “a lotharder. You have to get theirlegs right, and you have to maketheir back legs much bigger thantheir front.”Paintbrush prodigy Kieron— dubbed “mini Monet” bythe British press — is a globalsensation. All 33 of the pas-tels, watercolors and oil paint-ings in his latest exhibition sold,within half an hour, for a totalof 150,000 pounds ($235,000).Buyers from as far away as theUnited States lined up overnightoutside the gallery, and there isa 3,000-strong waiting list forhis impressionistic landscapesof boat-dotted estuaries, snowyfields and wide marshlandskies.He has a website and a busi-ness card. Strangers approachhim at the gallery, asking himto sign postcards of his work.Journalists from around theworld travel to his small hometown in eastern England to inter-view him.Kieron shrugs off the atten-tion. “It feels normal to me,”he says.It definitely doesn’t feel nor-mal to his parents, Keith andMichelle Williamson. They arebemused, proud and a little anx-ious about their son’s talent andits effects.“It has been overwhelm-ing,” said Michelle Williamson,a 37-year-old nutritional thera-pist. She and her 44-year-old artdealer husband live in a smallapartment with Kieron and his6-year-old sister, Billie-Jo.Kieron was a normal, ener-getic little boy, and his parentswere surprised when he askedfor pencils and paper during aholiday in Cornwall two yearsago. They were astonished whenthe then-5-year-old produced anaccomplished picture of boatsin a harbor. He progressed rap-idly to fully realized landscapes,many depicting the flat, openNorfolk countryside near theirhome.“Keith and I don’t paint,so we find it difficult to knowwhat’s going on inside his head,”Michelle said.“We don’t understand it.We don’t know where it comesfrom. But he’s adamant it’s whathe wants to do. When your childhas got such a gift and a talent,you have to support him.”That hasn’t stopped theWilliamsons worrying aboutwhether they are doing the rightthing in exposing him to somuch attention. They showedKieron’s work to a local gallery,which has mounted two exhibi-tions and is helping them copewith the flood of global interest.
8-year-oldpaintingprodigyis new artworld star