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Allen County Refuse providesgarbage and recycle collection inDelphos.The Allen County portion of Delphos is collected on Thurs-days, with residents placinggarbage containers on the curbWednesday evening and recycleevery other Wednesday.The Van Wert County portionof Delphos is collected on Friday,with residents placing garbagecontainers at the curb on Thurs-day evening and recycle everyother Thursday.Recycle is collected thisThursday and Friday.If a holiday falls during theweek, collection is pushed backa day. For example, the week of Memorial Day, collection in AllenCounty will be Friday and in VanWert County it will be Saturday.See the full schedule atcityofdelphos.com.
Students can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholar of theDay is BrockBonifas.CongratulationsBrock!Jefferson’s Scholar of theDay is CalebLucas.CongratulationsCaleb!
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2 – The Herald Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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VAN WERT COUNTY COURT NEWS
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The Delphos Herald wantsto correct published errors inits news, sports and featurearticles. To inform the news-room of a mistake in publishedinformation, call the editorialdepartment at 419-695-0015.Corrections will be publishedon this page.
Vol. 141 No. 207
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 willbe accepted 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
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High temperature Mondayin Delphos was 47 degrees,low was 28. High a year agotoday was 25, low was 3.Record high for today is 69,set in 1954. Record low is -6,set in 2007.
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Norman B. Suever, 88, of Sebring, Fla., passed awaySaturday in Sebring.He was born June 30, 1922,in Delphos to William andElizabeth (Rahrig) Suever andhad been a resident of Sebringsince 2007.He is survived by hiswife, Kathryn E. Suever, of Sebring; daughter, Pamela(Donald) Illyes of Sebring;sons, Ronald (JoAnne) Sueverof Powell and Keith Suever,Port Orange, Fla.; grand-daughter, Nicole (Donald)Rice; and great-grandchildren,Tyler Rice and Shayla Rice.Mr. Suever was a factoryworker in the metal manu-facturing industry and was aveteran of World War II, serv-ing as a Staff Sergeant in theU.S. Army.Arrangements have beenentrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001Sebring Parkway, Sebring FL33870Condolences can be sentto www.stephensonnelsonfh.com.
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: Partly cloudy.Lows in the mid 30s. Southwinds 10 to 15 mph.
: Mostlycloudy with a 20 percentchance of rain showers. Highsin the upper 40s. Southwestwinds 10 to 15 mph.
:Mostly cloudy with a 20 per-cent chance of showers. Lowsin the lower 40s. South winds10 to 15 mph.
: Mostlycloudy with a 20 percentchance of showers. Highs inthe mid 50s. South winds 15to 20 mph with gusts up to40 mph.
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:Mostly cloudy with a 30 per-cent chance of showers. Lowsin the upper 40s.
: Mostly cloudywith a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper50s.
: Partlycloudy. Lows in the upper20s.
: Mostlycloudy in the morning becom-ing partly cloudy. Highs in thelower 40s.
:Partly cloudy. Lows in themid 20s.The following individu-als appeared Monday beforeJudge Charles Steele in VanWert County Common PleasCourt:A second competencyhearing was held Monday fora Van Wert man that has beencharged with the murder of his83-year-old grandmother thattook place on Oct. 1.Shawn M. Jones wasfound competent to stand trialafter an evaluation by CourtDiagnostics & TreatmentCenter of Toledo, which con-ducted an evaluation on Dec.29 and a hearing was held onJan. 5 on that evaluation.Scott Gordan, attorney forJones, asked a second evalu-ation be conducted at whichtime Judge Steele granted therequest. The second evalua-tion was conducted by Dr.Jeffrey Smalldon, Ph.D. of Columbus, with his findingthat Jones was competent tostand trial.Judge Steele found Jones tobe competent to stand trial. A jury trial has been tentativelyscheduled for March 14-18.Attorney Scott Gordon toldJudge Steele he has a numberof motions that he will be fil-ing in the immediate future.Jones continues to be heldin the Van Wert County Jailon a $500,000 cash bond.
Jam C. iw
, 44,Delphos, entered a guilty pleato a charge of having weaponsunder a disability, a felony of the third degree.Irwin had been arrested lastOct. 30 in Delphos by theDelphos Police Department.During the traffic stop for atraffic violation, police founda loaded 45-caliber semi-automatic pistol in the vehi-cle. Irwin had a prior felonyrecord of drug use and vio-lence which makes it illegalfor him to have in his posses-sion a firearm.Irwin faces up to fiveyears in prison and a fine of $10,000.Irwin is presently beingheld in the Van Wert CountyJail for a violation of his origi-nal bond conditions.Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation andscheduled sentencing for 9a.m. March 30.
20, VanWert, entered guilty pleas to anumber of charges containedin an indictment issued bythe July 2010 session of theVan Wert County Grand Jury.Markward entered pleas of guilty to one count of dissemi-nation matter harmful to juve-niles, a felony of the fourthdegree; three other countsof attempting to disseminatematter harmful to juveniles;and two counts of importun-ing, both counts felonies of the fifth degree.Markward was arrestedafter an investigation conduct-ed by the Van Wert CountySheriff’s Department allegedthat Markward, who at thetime was on active army dutyin Irag, was sending porno-graphic materials to juvenilesand also was soliciting sexualactivity with juveniles.Judge Steele told Markwardhe faces up to 6.5 years in jail and a maximum fine of $17,500 for the violations.A pre-sentence investiga-tion was ordered with sen-tencing scheduled for 9 a.m.March 30.
Lad L. Lah,
45,Lorain, was arraigned andentered a not guilty plea to acharge of operating a motorvehicle while under the influ-ence of alcohol, a felony of the third degree.Lash who originallyentered a not guilty plea inVan Wert Municipal Court,and was released on a $5,000cash bond along with a $5,000unsecured personal suretybond; the cash bond was con-tinued in the present case.A pretrial hearing has beenscheduled for 8 a.m. March 15.
25, Elida,entered not guilty pleas in twoseparate indictments charginghim with forgery, a felony of the fifth degree; and posses-sion of drugs, a felony of thefifth degree.Taylor was released on a$5,000 unsecured personalsurety bond with a pretrialhearing scheduled for 8 a.m.March 15.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Monday:
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DETROIT — Less thantwo years after entering bank-ruptcy, General Motors willextend millions of dollars inbonuses to most of its 48,000hourly workers as a rewardfor the company’s rapid turn-around after it was rescuedby the government.The payments, disclosedMonday in company docu-ments, are similar to bonus-es announced last week forwhite-collar employees. Thebonuses to 76,000 Americanworkers will probably totalmore than $400 million — anamount that suggests execu-tives have increasing con-fidence in the automaker’scomeback.In the four years leadingup to its 2009 bankruptcy,GM piled up more than $80billion in losses and was bur-dened by enormous debt andcostly labor contracts.“On the whole, we madetremendous progress lastyear,” CEO and ChairmanDan Akerson wrote Mondayin an e-mail message toemployees announcing thepayments. “With our collec-tive teamwork, this can be just the beginning.”The company made $4.2billion in the first nine monthsof 2010 and is expected toannounce a fourth-quarterprofit soon.Most of GM’s hourlyworkers will get a recordpayment of more than $4,000— more than double the pre-vious record in 1999, at theheight of the boom in sportutility vehicles and pickuptrucks. Nearly all 28,000white-collar workers such asengineers and managers willget 4 to 16 percent of theirbase pay. A few — less than1 percent — will get 50 per-cent or more.Bill Selesky, an autoindustry analyst with ArgusResearch in New York,called the recovery “dramat-ic” and said the paymentswere needed to stop talentfrom jumping to other auto-makers, especially crosstownrival Ford.The company, he added, isalso trying to send a message:“It’s the new GM.”But the bonuses drew crit-icism from an opponent of the auto industry bailout inWashington who said GMshould repay its entire $49.5billion loan before offeringbonuses.“Since the taxpayers helpedthese companies out of bank-ruptcy, the taxpayers should berepaid before bonuses go out,”said Republican Sen. CharlesGrassley of Iowa. “It sends amessage that those in chargetake shareholders, in this casethe taxpayers, for a sucker.”The government has beenrepaid $23 billion but needs$26.4 billion more to recoupits whole investment. Thegovernment still owns 500million shares of GM com-mon stock, which would haveto sell for roughly $53 pershare to get all the moneyback.The GM documents showthat the company plans topay hourly workers at least$189 million in bonuses nextmonth. About 45,000 workersat GM factories will get morethan $4,000 each. Another3,000 workers at old partsplants that GM is trying tosell will get $3,000 each.The company would notsay how much the white-collar bonuses will cost, butcalculations made by TheAssociated Press show thetotal will probably top $200million.Most GM salaried workersearn in excess of $100,000 peryear. A bonus of 8 percent,the midpoint of the range,would give them roughly$8,000 each. That means GMwould pay out roughly $224million.Final numbers for thebonuses will not be calcu-lated until after the companyannounces its fourth-quarterand full-year earnings from2010 later this month.Chrysler, which needed a$12.5 billion bailout, plansto pay bonuses as well. Thegovernment owns about 9percent of Chrysler stock.The size of the white-col-lar bonuses could become anissue later this year when theDetroit Three begin contracttalks with the United AutoWorkers union. The mastercontract with all three com-panies expires in September.Ruth Adams, 79, diedMonday at Van Wert CountyHospital.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.
By BriAn sKoLoFFad HArrY r. WeBerth Acad P
NEW ORLEANS —President Barack Obamavowed during a White Housespeech last June that the $20billion he helped coax out of BP for an oil spill compensa-tion fund would take care of victims “as quickly, as fairlyand as transparently as pos-sible.”Eight months later, that’snot how things look to manypeople along the Gulf Coast.Tens of thousands of fish-ermen, oyster shuckers, busi-ness owners, hotel operatorsand hairdressers still awaitpayment. Many others whoseclaims have been turned downquestion the evenhanded-ness. And without the data todetermine who is right, attor-neys general and members of Congress question the open-ness.An Associated Press reviewthat included interviews withlegal experts, governmentofficials and more than 300Gulf residents found a processbeset by red tape and delay,and at the center of it all a fundadministrator whose ties to BPhave raised questions abouthis independence.Now, the dissatisfactionhas reached a fever pitch:Lawmakers in Washington aredemanding the White Housestep in, the Louisiana gov-ernor and others want a fed-eral judge to intervene, andthe people most affected bythe Deepwater Horizon disas-ter are threatening to line thecourthouse steps if they don’tget the changes they seekfrom administrator KennethFeinberg.“A lot of promises weremade by Feinberg andPresident Obama that thiswould be a very open process,and I just don’t feel that’s thecase,” said Rep. Steve Scalise,a Louisiana Republican.Feinberg, the Washingtonlawyer who runs the fund andwas lauded for his work over-seeing the compensation fundfor 9/11 victims, has insistedhe is being fair.He has acknowledgedthat the system is clogged bythe sheer volume of oil spillclaims, along with inflated oroutlandish requests. Amongthem: One person filed a claimfor the entire $20 billion, whileanother asked for $10 billion;a boat captain sought reim-bursement for lost income forhimself and four deckhands,but it turns out he didn’t haveany deckhands; and a fisher-man claimed he lost a monthon the water, but his boat hada hole in it and was dry-dockedeven before the spill.Feinberg recently said hebelieves the Gulf of Mexicoshould largely recover fromBP’s oil spill by the end of next year, and he doesn’t thinkthe entire $20 billion will beneeded to compensate victims.Only half of that should suf-fice, he said.
Gulf spills claimsprocess under fire
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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 15,the 46th day of 2011. Thereare 319 days left in the year.
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On Feb. 15, 1961, 73 people,including an 18-member U.S.figure skating team en route tothe World Championships inCzechoslovakia, were killed inthe crash of a Sabena AirlinesBoeing 707 in Belgium.
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In 1764, the city of St.Louis was established by PierreLaclede and Auguste Chouteau.In 1820, American suf-fragist Susan B. Anthony wasborn in Adams, Mass.In 1879, PresidentRutherford B. Hayes signeda bill allowing female attor-neys to argue cases before theSupreme Court.In 1898, the U.S. battle-ship Maine mysteriously blewup in Havana Harbor, killingmore than 260 crew membersand bringing the United Statescloser to war with Spain.