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High temperature Mondayin Delphos was 34 degrees,low was 21. Sleet was mea-sured at .10 inch and snowfallat 4.5 inches. High a year agotoday was 39, low was 32.Record high for today is 68,set in 1930. Record low is -8,set in 1978.
Fb. 11, 1950-Fb. 19, 2011
Constance J. Leonhart, 61,of Canton, Texas, and for-merly of St. Marys, died Feb.19, 2011 at her residence.She was born Feb. 11, 1950,in St. Marys, to James Taylorand Geraldine Cunningham.Her father preceded her indeath. Her mother survives.On Oct. 15, 1978, she mar-ried Ronald Byron Leonhart,who survives in Canton.Survivors also includesons Ryan (Angel) Leonhartof Indian Lake, David (Amy)Schuerman of Portage,Mich., and Adam (Shirley)Leonhart of Canton; daugh-ter Dawn (Craig) Murphy of Fort Jennings; sister Renee(Don) Hicks of St. Marys;brothers Curtis Taylor of St.Marys and Gary Taylor; andgrandchildren Alyssa Keeling,Christopher Prince, DanielMurphy, Charles Murphy,Devin Murphy, NicoleMurphy, Aiden Leonhart,Brayden Downs, Cole Downs,Christopher Matlock, HarrisonSchuerman, Lucas Schuerman,Katlyn Schuerman, AshleyLeonhart and ChristinaLeonhart.She was also precededin death by son ChristopherKeith Schuerman.Mrs. Leonhart retired asa chef after many years. Sheenjoyed crafts, crocheting,needle point or anything shecould do with her hands. Shetruly loved spending time withher grandchildren.Services will begin at 11a.m. Saturday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, theRev. Jacob Gordon officiating.Burial will be in ResurrectionCemetery.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Ja. 14, 1956 - Fb. 21, 2011
John A. Brown, 55, of Delphos, died at 5:15 a.m.Monday at Triumph Hospitalin Lima.He was born Jan. 14, 1956,in Lima to Carl and Rose(Klier) Brown. His mothersurvives in Delphos.On Sept. 28, 2003, he mar-ried Christina Brown, whosurvives in Delphos.Other survivors includea sister, Jayne (Dave Gross)Midtgard of Spencerville; andfive brothers, Jim (Shelly)Brown of Van Wert, Joe(Vicki) Brown of Troy, Jay(Lauri) Brown and Joel (Lori)Brown of Delphos and Jamie(Robin) Brown of Sidney.He was preceded in deathby brothers-in-law, RandyBrown and Jim Midtgard.Mr. Brown had workedat Delphos Bending Works.He was a 1974 graduate of Jefferson High School.A memorial services willbegin at 4 p.m. on Saturday atthe Middle Point CommunityCenter, the Rev. Gary Fishofficiating. Burial will be at alater date.Friends may call from noonto 4 p.m. on Saturday at thecenter in Middle Point.Preferred memorials are tohis wife.Arrangements are by Harterand Schier Funeral Home.
Aug. 16, 1913-Fb. 20, 2011
William J. Bechtel, 97,of Lima, died at 3:05 a.m.Sunday at Sarah Jane LivingCenter.He was born Aug. 16, 1913,in Lima to Herman and Marie(Mahler) Bechtel.On Aug. 13, 1949, he mar-ried Mary L. Carter, who sur-vives in Lima.Services will begin at 11a.m. Thursday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.Pastor Steven Kingery willofficiate. Burial will be inMemorial Park Cemetery.Friends may call from 2-4and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday atthe funeral home.Memorial contributionsmay be made to the AmericanHeart Association or theAlzheimer’s Association.
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CAIRO — The bodies of slain protesters littered thestreets of neighborhoods inthe Libyan capital today andfrightened residents hun-kered down in their homesas forces loyal to MoammarGadhafi sought to crush anti-government demonstrationsby shooting anyone outsideon sight, residents and anopposition activist said.The U.N. Security Councilwas holding an emergencymeeting, with Western dip-lomats pressing for it todemand an immediate halt toGahdafi’s bloody crackdown.U.N. Secretary-General BanKi-moon, who spoke to theLibyan leader on Monday,told reporters the attackson protesters were “a seri-ous violation of internationalhumanitarian law.”State TV said Gadhafi wasto address a crowd of doz-ens of his supporters gatheredtoday in Tripoli’s main GreenSquare. The night beforeamid the crackdown, a defi-ant Gadhafi appeared on stateTV in the early hours today toshow he was still in charge,brandishing a large umbrellaand wearing a cap with furear flaps, and denying reportshe had left the country.The eruption of turmoilin the capital after a week of protests and bloody clashesin Libya’s eastern cities hassharply escalated the chal-lenge to Gadhafi, and hisregime has been hit by astring of defections by ambas-sadors abroad and even someofficials at home. His secu-rity forces have unleashedthe bloodiest crackdown of any Arab country against thewave of protests sweeping theregion, which toppled leadersof Egypt and Tunisia.The U.N. Office of theHigh Commissioner forHuman Rights, citing sourcesinside the country, said todaythat at least 250 people havebeen killed and hundredsmore injured in the crack-down on protesters in Libya,though its officials said thetrue number was not known.New York-based HumanRights Watch has put the tollat at least 233 killed, basedon contacts with Libyan hos-pitals — but their toll didnot include casualties fromcrackdowns in Tripoli sinceSunday night, a sign of thedifficulty of getting informa-tion out of the highly closedNorth African Nation. Adoctor in Benghazi said acolleague at Tripoli’s mainhospital told him 41 peoplehad been killed in the capi-tal during fighting Sundaynight, but the number couldnot be confirmed, and it wasnot known how many diedMonday.The head of the U.N.agency, Navi Pillay, calledfor an investigation, sayingwidespread and systematicattacks against the civilianpopulation “may amount tocrimes against humanity.”The first major protests tohit an OPEC country — andmajor supplier to Europe —sent oil prices soaring to morethan $93 a barrel Tuesday,and the industry has beguneyeing reserves touched onlyafter Hurricane Katrina in2005 and the 1991 Gulf War.The Spanish oil companyRepsol-YPF said it suspend-ed production in Libya today.It accounted for about 3.8percent of Libya’s total pro-duction of 1.6 million barrelsa day. Protesters who havetaken control of cities acrossa long swath of eastern Libyasaid that they now controlledseveral fields and refineriesand were protecting them toprevent damage or vandal-ism.MANAMA, Bahrain (AP)— Bahrain’s king orderedthe release of some politicalprisoners today, conceding toanother opposition demand asthe embattled monarchy triesto engage protesters in talksaimed at ending an uprisingthat has entered its secondweek.The king’s decree — whichcovers several Shiite activistsaccused of plotting against thestate — adds to the brinks-manship on both sides thathas included a massive pro-government rally Monday, anopposition march in responseand the planned return of aprominent opposition figurefrom exile.It’s unclear how manyprisoners will be freed, saidgovernment spokeswomanMaysoon Sabkar.But they include some of the 25 Shiite activists on trialfor allegedly plotting againstthe Sunni rulers of the strate-gic island kingdom, a leadingmember of Bahrain’s Shiiteopposition, Abdul Jalili Khalil,told The Associated Press.He called the prisonerrelease “a good step” and a“positive gesture.”Two of those in the case arebeing tried in absentia, includ-ing opposition leader HassanMeshaima, who has been inself-exile in London since lastyear. He was expected to returnto Bahrain later today.Mesheima’s presence couldbolster opposition forces seek-ing a harder line against themonarchy, including somewho have called for the com-plete ouster of the king and theroyal dynasty that has ruled formore than 200 years.Meshaima’s group, knownas Haq, is considered moreradical than the main Shiitepolitical bloc that has so fartaken a central role in therevolt, which began last weekwith marches but quickly metwith violent resistance fromsecurity forces.The primary Shiite groupincludes 18 members of the40-member parliament, whoresigned Thursday to protestthe killing of demonstrators bysecurity forces.Tens of thousands of oppo-sition supporters marchedtoday through the capital of Manama, carrying Bahrain’sred-and-white flag and cir-cling the Bahrain Mall andManama’s financial district— symbols of the country’sprosperity in recent decades.Security forces did not moveto confront the procession, buthelicopters circled overhead.“Egypt, Tunisia, are we anydifferent?” they chanted.The government said todaythat the overall death toll wasseven from the clashes, whichincluded the army opening fireon protesters.The government said 25people were hospitalized, butit’s unclear what degree of injury authorities used to arriveat that figure. Opposition groupplace the figure at more that200. Associated Press journal-ists at the main state hospi-tal witnessed many dozens of people being treated.
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ing the problem,” saidJohnson, whose researchpaper is being published nextmonth in the journal RuralSociology. “In some cases,the only thing that can pull anarea out is an influx of youngHispanic immigrants or neweconomic development.”———The predicament is stark-est in places like Welch. Inthe 1960s, McDowell Countyranked tops in the U.S. incoal production. Even as itbegan to stumble, PresidentJohn F. Kennedy took noticeand pushed federal aid to theregion. McDowell residentswere the first to get federalfood stamps when they wererolled out in the Kennedyadministration.After U.S. Steel sold thelast of its mining operationsby 2003, folks in southernWest Virginia began count-ing on new highway projectsto prop up the long-strugglingarea.“One of the promises we’rewaiting to come is the high-way,” said Carolyn Falin, anassistant schools superinten-dent in McDowell County.From the east, theCoalfields Expressway wouldbypass the many two-lane,truck-clogged roads zigzag-ging through the mountainousregion. It would link a free-way to the Virginia state line65 miles to the southwest.So far, only a few miles areopen. Design work on most of it hasn’t been finished.From the west, a 95-mileKing Coal Highway is alsoenvisioned, with some bridgework and a few miles nowunder construction.Shepard, who walks towork from a nearby apart-ment, watched the county’spopulation plummet 80 per-cent after U.S. Steel’s exit.Even with the recent openingof a federal prison, Shepardbemoans the area’s decline,including the end of “20 yearsof the best fishing you eversaw.”Nowadays, he says, “youcan fish but you won’t catchany trout. It’s like the coalmines. It’s all gone.”Recently the U.S. Senaterejected a $900,000 appro-priation for a proposed inter-change of the King CoalHighway and the CoalfieldsExpressway near Welch.———Dying counties in the U.S.were rare until the 1960s,when the baby boom ended.By 1973, as farming com-munities declined, roughly515 counties — mostly inthe Great Plains — reportednatural decrease. The phe-nomenon then began to showup in industrial regions, suchas upstate New York andCalifornia. Natural decreasepeaked in 2002 at a record985, or 1 in 3 counties,before increasing births andan influx of Hispanic immi-gration helped add to countypopulations during the hous-ing boom.Following the recent reces-sion, birth rates have droppedto the lowest in a century.Preliminary census numbersfor 2007-09 now show thatthe number of dying coun-ties is back on the upswing.Recent additions includePittsburgh and its surround-ing counties.
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At approximately 5 p.m. onMonday a collision occurrednear the intersection of Lehman and Elida roads.According to MarionTownship Police, a youngwoman traveling north onLehman Road crossed a setof railroad tracks and failed tostop behind a truck that wasstopped at the intersection atElida Road. The truck report-edly left the scene.There were no injuries.