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Students can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholar of theDay is CodyWright.CongratulationsCody!Jefferson’s Scholar of theDay is TaylorStroh.CongratulationsTaylor!
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2 – The Herald Friday, Janaury 21, 2011
For The Record
Vol. 141 No. 180
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
,circulation managerThe Daily Herald (USPS 15258000) is published daily exceptSundays and Holidays.By carrier in Delphos andarea towns, or by rural motorroute where available $2.09 perweek. By mail in Allen, VanWert, or Putnam County, $105per year. Outside these counties$119 per year.Entered in the post officein Delphos, Ohio 45833 asPeriodicals, postage paid atDelphos, Ohio.No mail subscriptions will beaccepted in towns or villageswhere The Daily Herald papercarriers or motor routes providedaily home delivery for $2.09per week.405 North Main St.TELEPHONE 695-0015Office Hours8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.POSTMASTER:Send address changesto THE DAILY HERALD,405 N. Main St.Delphos, Ohio 45833
High temperature Thursdayin Delphos was 25 degrees,low was 18. Snowfall wasrecorded at 1 1/2 inches. Higha year ago today was 32, lowwas 17. Record high for todayis 59, set in 1951. Record lowis -23, set in 1983.
July 22, 1932 - Jan. 20, 2011
Donna J. Maloney, 78,of Delphos died at 1:06 a.m.Thursday at St. Rita’s MedicalCenter.She was born July 22,1932, in Delphos to Alva andLucille (Best) Wollet, whopreceded her in death.On Nov. 19, 1955, she mar-ried Leonard Maloney, whodied Nov. 14, 2004.Survivors include sixdaughters, Cathy (Paul)Harris of Lima, Karen (Barry)Shilling of Elida and Alice(Don) Gamble, Donna (Rick)Bonds, Elizabeth (Kenneth)Utrup and Mary (Thomas)Goergens of Delphos; sistersMarjorie (Hubert) Truman andMarlene Hoak of Delphos;and 17 grandchildren and 15great-grandchildren.She was preceded in deathby siblings Claudine Dotson,Carl Wollet, Ruth Ashbaugh,Betty Lou Friemoth and Alva“Little Junior” Wollet; anda great-grandchild, GraceMcClure.Mrs. Maloney was a home-maker. She was a memberof St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 11 a.m. Saturdayat St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church, the Rev.Melvin Verhoff officiating.Burial will be in St. John’scemetery.Friends may call from 2-4and 6-8 p.m. today at Harterand Schier Funeral Home,where a parish wake servicewill be held at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributionsmay be made to RheumatoidArthritis Foundation or theNational Kidney Foundation.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyThe Associated PressTONIGHT:
Mostlycloudy. Lows 0 to 5 above.Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.Wind chill as low as 5 below.
: Cloudy. Aslight chance of snow show-ers in the afternoon. Cold withhighs around 20. Southwestwinds 5 to 10 mph with gustsup to 20 mph. Chance of snow20 percent. Wind chill as lowas 5 below in the morning.
:Mostly cloudy with a 20 per-cent chance of snow showers.Lows 5 to 10 above. Westwinds 5 to 10 mph with gustsup to 20 mph. Wind chill aslow as 5 below.
: Mostly cloudy.Cold with highs 15 to 20.North winds 5 to 10 mphbecoming northeast in theafternoon. Wind chill as lowas 5 below in the morning.
SUNDAY NIGHT, MONDAY
: Mostly cloudy.Lows around 10 above. Highsin the mid 20s.
MONDAY NIGHT, TUESDAY
: Mostly cloudywith a 30 percent chance of snow. Lows 10 to 15. Highsin the upper 20s.
Donna J. Maloney
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13-14-15-23-25-32-36-38-39-41-50-55-59-60-62-67-72-77-78-80At 4:25 p.m. on Thursday,Delphos police received atelephone call in reference toa possible impaired driver.Upon checking the area of the 100 block of Elida Avenue,they located the vehicle. Asa result, officers stopped thevehicle and found it drivenby Paul Merschman, 49, of Delphos, at which time offi-cers arrested Merschman oncharges of operating a motorvehicle while having his driv-ing privileges suspended andfor operating a motor vehiclewhile impaired.Merschman was citedinto Lima Municipal Courton the charges and was laterreleased.
Driver cited forsuspendedlicense, drivingimpaired
Linda M., 59,of London, visitation will beheld 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.today at Harter and SchierFuneral Home, where crema-tion will follow. Memorialcontributions can be madeto Tidwell Hospice, VeniceBranch, 220 Wexford Blvd.,Venice FL 34293 or theAmerican Cancer Society inLinda’s name.
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Corn: $6.37Wheat: $7.19Beans: $13.67KIEV, Ukraine (AP) —The crocodile in “Peter Pan”happily went “tick-tock”after swallowing an alarmclock but a crocodile inUkraine has been a little lessfortunate.Gena, a 14-year-old croc-odile at the DnipropetrovskOceanarium, has been refus-ing food and acting listlessafter eating a cell phonedropped by a woman try-ing to photograph him lastmonth.The phone kept ringinginside the crocodile for sometime.Phone owner RimmaGolovko says she wants herSIM card back as it containsher photos and contacts.The crocodile will be takento a clinic for an X-ray nextweek to see if the phone isstill there. Medics are consid-ering surgery as a last resort.
Phone keeps ringing in crocodile’s tummy
DA: Chances to closeabortion clinic abounded
By PATRICK WALTERSand MARK SCOLFOROThe Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA —Regulators ignored report afterreport of horrific conditions ata squalid abortion clinic, pros-ecutors said, leaving a trail of missed chances over the yearsto stop a doctor from perform-ing illegal, late-term abortionsthat killed at least two patientsand hundreds of newborns.The officials’ failure to fol-low up on complaints againstDr. Kermit Gosnell cameamid a “live and let die” polit-ical climate that effectivelyended inspections of all abor-tion clinics in Pennsylvania,according to the grand jurythat indicted Gosnell.Gosnell, 69 — a familypractice physician not certifiedto perform abortions — wasarraigned Thursday on charg-es of murdering seven babiesand one patient. The indict-ment against him detailed agruesome litany of failuresand refusals to uphold eventhe most basic public healthguidelines.Authorities allege thatGosnell and a fleet of under-trained — sometimes untrained— workers ran a ghoulishoperation in Philadelphia inwhich labor was induced invery late-term pregnancieswith unsanitary equipment,the viable babies born aliveand killed with scissors to thespine, and their body parts leftin jars — or clogging plumb-ing into which unattendedwomen had given birth.Nearly a decade ago,according to legal documents, aformer Gosnell employee gavethe state’s Board of Medicinea complaint that “laid out thewhole scope of his operation:the unclean, unsterile condi-tions; the unlicensed workers;the unsupervised sedation; theunderage abortion patients;even the over-prescribing of pain pills with high resalevalue on the street.”Nothing was done.In its report, the grand jury said failures of thePennsylvania Department of Health and other agencies —including the Department of State, under which the Boardof Medicine falls — allowedthe clinic to operate nearlyunimpeded since the late ’70s.It hadn’t been inspected since1993 and wasn’t closed until itwas finally raided as part of adrug bust early last year.“We think the reason no oneacted is because the women inquestion were poor and of color, because the victimswere infants without identitiesand because the subject wasthe political football of abor-tion,” the grand jury wrote.A spokeswoman forRepublican Gov. TomCorbett, who was inauguratedthis week, said Thursday thatCorbett held a morning meet-ing about the matter with hisnew nominees for secretariesof health and state.“He called it horrific, andcertainly public safety is oneof his major concerns,” saidadministration spokeswomanJanet Kelley. Officials arereviewing the grand jury reportand working on a response,she said.“It’s essentially looking atinformation gathering and cer-tainly changing things for thebetter,” she said.The Health Departmenthas not commented despiterepeated requests from TheAssociated Press. LawyerWilliam J. Brennan, who rep-resented Gosnell during theinvestigation, has declined tocomment.Former Health Departmentofficial Janice Staloski per-sonally inspected the clinicin 1992, but “let Gosnellslide on the violations thatwere already evident then,”the grand jury said. A decadelater, when she headed thedivision that was supposedto regulate abortion provid-ers, Staloski failed to orderan investigation of the clinicdespite having received sev-eral complaints about Gosnell,the report said.Staloski, who retiredlast year, declined to com-ment Thursday. Her lawyer,Arthur Donato, said Staloskiacknowledged to the grand jury that she made mistakes.
Armed “Obamarobber” hitsAustria banks
VIENNA (AP) — Say, isn’tthat the president with a gun inhis hand? Actually, no, but itsure looks like it.Austrian authorities aresearching for a bank robberwho uses an unusual disguise:He wears a Barack Obamamask during his holdups.Police say the man, nick-named the “Obama Robber”by local media, is wanted forsix heists since 2008. The mostrecent took place Thursday inthe hamlet of Handenberg,where the Obama-resemblingsuspect made off with anundisclosed amount of moneyafter threatening bank employ-ees with a gun.Police official MarkusMitloehner said today the manis thought to be a local sincehe speaks the regional dialect.with nary a trace of Obama’smore professorial accent.
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Dr. Gerard Francisco, thehospital’s chief medical offi-cer, will coordinate her care.“It’s going to be a verybig team that will address dif-ferent impairments, but theywill have to work together,”he said.First, they’ll check hervital signs — make sure herblood pressure and heartrate are good. Then special-ists ranging from physicaland occupational therapiststo speech therapists and psy-chologists will give a slew of tests to see what she can andcannot do.The strength of her legsand her ability to stand andwalk. The strength of herarms, and whether she canbrush her teeth or comb herhair. Whether she can safelyswallow on her own. Howwell she thinks and communi-cates — not just her ability tospeak but also to understandand comprehend, Franciscosaid.It’s unclear if she is able tospeak. And while she is mov-ing both arms and legs, it’suncertain how much strengthshe has on her right side;the bullet passed through theleft side of her brain, whichcontrols the right side of thebody.Giffords will stay atMemorial Hermann untilshe no longer needs 24-hourmedical care — the averageis one to two months. Thenshe can continue getting up tofive hours a day of physicaland other rehab therapies onan outpatient basis, Josehartsaid.“It’s hard to speculate onthe trajectory or course thatany one patient will have,”he said.Despite the steady prog-ress, Giffords has a long roadto recovery. Doctors are notsure what, if any, disabilityshe will have.Sometimes, areas of thebrain that seem damaged canrecover, said Mark Sherer,a neuropsychologist at therehab center.“Some of the tissue is tem-porarily dysfunctional, so thepatient appears very impairedvery early on after the injury,”but may not be permanentlydamaged, he said.A gunman shot Giffordsand 18 other people Jan. 8as she met with constituentsoutside a grocery store inTucson. Six people died andthe others wounded. All sur-vivors, except Giffords, havebeen released from hospitals.The suspect in the attack,Jared Loughner, 22, of Tucson, is being held in fed-eral custody.“The last 12 days havebeen extraordinarily difficultfor myself, my family, butnot only us,” Kelly said. “Ithink it’s been very difficultfor the city of Tucson, south-ern Arizona and our country.Kelly added that Giffordswould be proud of the wayTucson has responded.Memorials continued to growThursday outside the hospi-tal, in front of her office andat the scene of the shooting.“I know one of the firstthings Gabby is going to wantto do as soon as she’s ableto is start writing thank younotes,” he said.
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