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50¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Window to the Pastp4Girls’ state basketball finals setp6
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Clear tonightwith low inmid 30s. Thirtypercent chanceof rain Sundayafternoon; highin mid 50s. Forty percentchance of evening show-ers with low in upper 40s.
Seven German students still need host families
HorstmannHeidenreichDear host family, 
My name is PeterHorstmann, I am 14 years oldand I am in the 9th form of the Gymnasium Verl. Everymorning I have to ride toschool by bike, it isn’t a prob-lem for me, because then Ican say myself, when I am inschool.My hobbies are soccer,darts, table tennis and friends.I play football in the clubSpexard and I play on theposition of the middle for-ward.My favorite football play-er is Michael Ballack, nowhe plays in the club BayerLeverkusen, but before heplayed in the club in Chelsea.At home I sometimes playdart, but I can’t it very well.At home I have got a PlayStation 3, I get it on Christmas2007, but I don’t play so muchwith it. My favorite gamesare car races, role plays andadventures. At the weekend Ioften meet my friends. WhenI am at my friend’s houseI often play computer, playsoccer or table tennis. At onefriend’s house we often playsoccer in the basement.In my summer holidays I
Dear host family, 
 My name is StephanHeidenreich and I’m 14years old. I‘m from Verl inGermany. I can understandthat it must be difficult to havea boy or a girl stay in yourown house and I am reallyappreciate that you offer thisopportunity to me. I hope thatwe can learn something fromeach other and enjoy our timetogether.I would like to tell yousomething about me. My birth-day is on the 8th February.I have an older sister calledLena, who is 19 years old. Sheis a student and in summernext year she is going to takeher final-secondary examina-tion. My mum called Beatrixis 49 years old and my dadcalled Uwe is 58 years old.We also have a dog calledCora, she is a Havaneser. Sheis small but sometimes she isvery crazy.We live in a house withtwo floors. Our house is inbetween the tennis club andthe school, so I can drive toboth places very fast with mybike. I like to do sport so Iplay tennis and golf.My favourite sport is to
See HORSTMANN, page 12See HEIDENREICH, page 12BarkowskyHeldHankeDear Host Family, 
My name is JohannesHanke, I’m 15 years old andI visit the ninth form at theEvangelischen GymnasiumWerther. It is a nice schooland I hope to take my high-school diploma in 2014.My favourite subjects areHistory, German, Sports andGeography.I was born in Bielefeld (aquiet big town not far fromWerther) and lived in Wertherfor the whole of my life. HereI visited the kindergarten andthe primary school, until Ichanged to fifth class to theEvangelisches GymnasiumWerther. At the kindergartenI got to know my best frienduntil today.I would be very happy tovisit you and stay with yourfamily for some months nextyear. If I want to know acountry and its people, it willbe the best to go there. SoI’m interested to do my ownexperience with you and yourcountry, culture, school anddaily life.I have visited someEuropean countries with myparents and friends, but theUSA would be a really great
Dear host family, 
My name is Esther and I’m14 years old. I’m in the 9thgrade at the Grammar schoolin Werther. I would love tocome to Delphos in 2011 toget to know you, your cityand lots of other people wholive there.I live in the little townWerther with my momCornelia, my dad Peter andmy 13-year-old sister Leonie.My mother is an engineer andworks at Windsor, a factoryfor clothes. At home she real-ly likes sewing and knittingclothes. She also likes to reada lot. My father Peter is alsoan engineer. He is the man-ager of a software company.One of his hobbies are motor-bikes. My sister likes to listento her favorite music, singingand practicing gymnastics.I like to speak English andget in contact with people.I’m helpful and my friendssay I am a funny person. Mybest friend is Jana. She’s asmall person like me and I’veknown her since kindergarten.She’s such a nice and lovelyperson and she’s very smart.We often do funny things andwe like to cook or bake.
Dear Host Family, 
First of all I would liketo thank you for reading myletter and taking some timeto get to know me better. I’mreally looking forward to stay-ing four months abroad inyour country. I would like tointroduce myself and tell yousomething about my family,hobbies, everyday life and myhopes and expectations for thecoming year.My name is Sophie Heldand I am 14 years old. I livetogether with my parents in asemi-detached house in a nicesettlement next to the centerof Verl, which obtained itstown charter this year. Mysister Madeleine (23) lives ina very nice flat that is locatedclose to our house.Our family ties are verygood and so my sister visits usvery often. We usually spendthe weekends together withour family, like my grandpa,my aunts and uncles or withfriends. Our vacations togeth-er are always a lot of fun. Thisyear we went to Spain and wehad a great timeMy father Michael is ateacher for English, German,P.E. and philosophy, my
See HELD, page 12 See BARKOWSKY, page 12See HANKE, page 12
Association maintainsOhio’s Buckeye Trail
BY MIKE FORDmford@delphosherald.com
From the hills of theShenandoah Valley to thehome of the former GreatBlack Swamp, the EasternU.S. is alive with nature tobe enjoyed. One of the wayssome do this is by hiking; oneof the trail systems uniqueto Ohio runs adjacent to theMiami-Erie Canal.The Buckeye Trail is theonly long-distance trail locat-ed exclusively within Ohio. Itforms a giant loop and pass-es through 40 of the state’s88 counties. The system ismaintained by the BuckeyeTrail Association and a few of its members passed throughDelphos this week. If the trailsare not used, there is no pointin keeping them up but theyhave to be maintained to beworth using.“The Buckeye Trail is aloop trail around the state.Most trails are continu-ous trails but this one is aloop, which means you canget on or off anywhere youwant to. The Buckeye TrailAssociation maintains it andin 2009, supplied one-third of the volunteer labor to the stateparks to maintain the trails,”said member Bruce Purdy of Grove City. “The trail is 1,444miles long and I’m now acrossthe halfway point.”Purdy, 60, is treking withassociation members SamBonifas, Bob Leon and CWSpencer, his peers in age,while Richard Morgan is the“baby” of the group at 53.“The main thing here is notthat some old men are walk-ing around Ohio but that theassociation is maintaining thetrails,” Purdy said.He says he took an interestin hiking while having somefun prior to going to war.“In 1969, before I went toVietnam, I took a motorcycletrip to New York and ran intosome kids who were hikingthe Appalachian Trail. I setthe goal to do that and keptit for 40 years. I got involvedwith Scouting in 2008 and thefirst project was to hike theAppalachian. I started lookingaround for trails to use in pre-paring the kids for their meritbadges and to get them readyfor the Appalachian and that’swhen I found the BuckeyeTrail,” he said.From a beachhead on LakeErie to a hilltop overlookingthe Ohio River, the BuckeyeTrail offers hikers opportu-nities to see portions of thestate one may never otherwisevisit.It was first envisioned in thelate 1950’s as a trail from theOhio River to Lake Erie butdeveloped into a large loop,branching both north and eastfrom Cincinnati. The separatelegs rejoin in the CuyahogaValley National Park nearCleveland and complete thetrip to the lake.
Project Recycleset today
Delphos Project Recycleis set for 9-11:30 a.m. todayat Delphos Fuel and Washnorth of Double A TrailerSales on East Fifth Street.Newspaper, phone booksand aluminum cans need to bein separate containers becausethey are stored on locationand sold as a fundraiser forthe Girl Scouts and Squires.All other items are taken tothe Van Wert Recycle Center.Cardboard, magazines andplastic shopping bags alsoneed to be separated. All tin,plastic and glass contain-ers need to be rinsed clean.Labels can be left on itemsand they can be co-mingled.No window or plateglass, nor light bulbs, orna-mental, Pyrex or cookwareglass will be accepted.Computers, etc., arealso accepted but nomonitors or TVs.
Final registration foryouth baseball/softball isset for 9-11 a.m. Saturdayat the Delphos MunicipalBuilding on Canal Street.Fees are payable at thattime. A parent or guardianmust sign the registration form.Boys wishing to play in the7/8-year-old Junior Baseball;9- to 12-year-old Minor/Cityleagues; and 13- to 15-year-oldPony League must sign up.Any 9/10-year-old witha birth date between May 1,2000, and April 30, 2002,must bring a birth certifi-cate or other proof of age.Girls who attended grades2-11 during the 2010-11 schoolyear are eligible for softball.Those wishing to play mustsign up on these dates becauseno late registration is allowed.Children eligible for theKnothole League include boysages 5-6 and girls who attend-ed kindergarten or first gradeduring the current school year.There is no fee but a registra-tion form must be completed.
Final summersports sign-up setOhio 309 workbegins Monday
The first operation to affecttraffic related to a safety upgradeproject on Ohio 309 (Elida Road)from Eastown Road to RobbAvenue will begin Monday.Traffic will be restrictedto one lane in the eastbounddirection. The eastbound curblane from Eastown Road toRobb Avenue will be closed.Eastbound traffic will haveone-lane of travel plus atwo-way, left-turn lane.Traffic in the westbounddirection will be unaffected atthis time. Westbound trafficwill have two lanes of traveland a two-way, left-turn lane.Some traffic delays couldresult as traffic enters into thework zone. Access to all busi-nesses will be maintained.
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A group of hikers passed through Delphos this week, consisting of Richard Morgan of McArthur, Sam Bonifas of Landeck, CW Spencer of Ft. Thomas, KY, and Bruce Purdyof Grove City. The group is trekking the Buckeye Trail around Ohio.By DANICA KIRKAand JILL LAWLESSAssociated Press
LONDON — The UnitedStates, France and Britaintold Libya’s leader MoammarGadhafi to withdraw his troopsfrom formerly rebel-held areasand halt any attacks on civiliansthere, as warplanes that couldstrike this north African countrymoved into the Mediterraneanregion.President Barack Obamawent even further, saying that if the Libyan leader did not standdown the United States wouldjoin other nations in launchingmilitary action against him.Libya, meanwhile, said itstopped its military advance onrebel forces and invited moni-tors to observe the ceasfire.The United States, Britainand France — backed byunspecified Arab countries —told Gadhafi in a statementlate Friday that a cease-firemust begin “immediately,” theFrench presidential palace said.The statement called onGadhafi to end his troops’advance toward the easterncity of Benghazi, and pull themout of Misrata, Adjadbiya andZawiya. It also called for therestoration of water, electricityand gas services in all areas,saying Libya’s population mustbe able to receive humanitar-ian aid.“This is not negotiable,” thestatement said.In Tripoli, Libya’s deputyforeign minister, Khaled Kaim,invited Germany, China, Turkeyand Malta to send observers tomonitor the cease-fire, which hesaid was holding. “The cease-fire for us means no militaryoperations whatsoever, big orsmall,” he told reporters.British Prime MinisterDavid Cameron, one of themost enthusiastic backers of ano-fly zone, said Britain wouldsend Typhoon and Tornadofighter jets to air bases “in thecoming hours” so they wouldbe in position to stop MoammarGadhafi’s forces mounting airstrikes against rebels based inthe eastern city of Benghazi.“The clock is ticking andwe must be ready to act quick-ly,” Cameron said, adding thatGadhafi must prove he wasserious about a cease-fire toavoid military strikes.The United States has ahost of forces and ships in theregion, including submarines,destroyers, amphibious assaultand landing ships with some400 Marines, but U.S. offi-cials have not said what roleAmerican participation willtake. the United States “is notgoing to deploy ground troopsinto Libya.”U.S. Secretary of StateHillary Rodham Clinton saidthe United States must see“action on the ground,” not justwords, on a cease-fire.British defense analystCharles Heyman said theAmericans will have the bulkof the military responsibility.“It’s easy for the British andthe French to talk a lot about itwhen they actually don’t haveall the right equipment to main-tain a no-fly zone on their own,”Heyman said.Britain, France and NATOheld emergency meetingsFriday on using military force toenforce the no-fly zone, whichwas approved by U.N. SecurityCouncil on Thursday.French Foreign MinisterAlain Juppe said “everything isready” for action, but added that“we have to analyze the condi-tions of the cease-fire.”NATO Secretary-GeneralAnders Fogh Rasmussen saidNATO was “completing itsplanning to be ready to takeappropriate action in support of the U.N. resolution as part of the broad international effort.”
Allies preparefor no-fly zone
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For The Record
The DelphosHerald
Vol. 141 No. 235
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple, advertisingmanagerTiffany Brantley,
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
Delphos City SchoolsWeek of March 21-26
Monday: Popcorn chicken,bread and butter, green beans,cake with cherries, lowfat milk.Tuesday: Nachos with cheesesauce and meat sauce, breadsticks,corn, fruit, lowfat milk.Wednesday: Pizza bobz sand-wich, tossed salad, diced pears,lowfat milk.Thursday: Franklin - Hot dog,Middle & Senior - Footlong hot dog,baked beans, chips, mixed fruit,lowfat milk.Friday: Macaroni and cheese,bread and butter or deli sandwich,cole slaw, sherbet, lowfat milk.
St. John’sWeek of March 21-26
Monday: Stuffed crust pepper-oni pizza or cold meat sandwich,carrots/dip, salad, pears, milk.Tuesday: Hamburger sand-wich/ pickle and onion or cold meatsandwich, assorted fries, salad,Mandarin oranges, milk.Wednesday: Meatball subor corn dog, green beans, salad,peaches, milk.Thursday: Italian grilled chickensandwich or Sloppy Jo sandwich,cheese potatoes, salad, sherbet,milk.Friday: Cheese quesadilla/salsaor tuna salad sandwich, corn, salad,mixed fruit, milk.
LandeckWeek of March 21-26
Monday: Pizzaburgers, greenbeans, fruit, milk.Tuesday: Breaded chicken nug-gets, butter/peanut butter bread,french fries, fruit, milk.Wednesday: Salisbury steak,butter/peanut butter bread, mashedpotatoes/gravy, fruit, milk.Thursday: Hamburger and mac-aroni, breadstick, lettuce salad, fruit,milk.Friday: Toasted cheese sand-wich, corn, fruit, milk.
Fort JenningsWeek of March 21-26
Chocolate, white or strawberrymilk served with all meals.H.S. - Ala Carte - Pretzel andcheese available every Friday;Salad bar with fruit and milk for $2.00 available every Wednesday.Monday: Spicy chicken strips,corn, dinner roll, fruit.Tuesday: Hot dog sandwich,baked beans, sherbet, fruit.Wednesday: Beef gravy over mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit.Thursday: Breaded chickensandwich, peas, cookie, fruit.Friday: Egg/cheese sandwich,mixed vegetables, G-Force bar, fruit.
OttovilleWeek of March 21-26
Monday: Corn dog, corn chips,green beans, peaches, milk.Tuesday: Chicken fajita withcheese, lettuce, tomato, corn, pine-apple, cookie, milk.Wednesday: Hamburger, tator tots, green beans, jello, milk.Thursday: Chili soup with crack-ers, butter/peanut butter, peanutbutter and jelly bar, relish-cheesestix, peach crisp, milk.Friday: Potato soup with crack-ers, butter/peanut butter, peanutbutter and jelly bar, applesauce,cake, milk.
LincolnviewWeek of March 21-26
Monday: Breaded chicken onbun, corn, orange slices, milk.Tuesday: Cheese pizza, broc-coli, pineapple, milk.Wednesday: Chili soup/ crack-ers, cheese stick, carrot sticks,peaches, milk.Thursday: Hamburger/bun, fries,banana, milk.Friday: Fish sticks, glazed car-rots, fruit turnover, mixed fruit, milk.
Elida Elementary,Middle and High SchoolWeek of March 21-26
Daily every student is offeredthe choice of four different lunches.These include the one printed here,pizza lunch, sandwich lunch or chef salad lunch.Monday: Sloppy Joes sandwich,seasoned corn, assorted fruit, low-fat milk.Tuesday: Elementary: Popcornchicken, green beans, assortedfruit, dinner roll, lowfat milk. Highschool and Middle: Popcorn chick-en, mashed potatoes, corn andgravy, assorted fruit, dinner roll,lowfat milk.Wednesday: Hot dog, fresh car-rots with dip, assorted fruit, lowfatmilk.Thursday: Cheeseburger, wafflefries, assorted fruit, lowfat milk.Friday: Real slice pizza, rasp-berry sherbet, assorted fruit, lowfatmilk.
Gomer Week of March 21-26
Monday: Sloppy Joes sandwich,seasoned corn, assorted fruit, low-fat milk.Tuesday: Popcorn chicken,green beans, assorted fruit, dinner roll, lowfat milk.Wednesday: Hot dog, freshcarrots with dip, assorted fruit, low-fat milk.Thursday: Cheeseburger, waf-fle fries, assorted fruit, lowfat milk.Friday: Real slice pizza, rasp-berry sherbet, assorted fruit, lowfatmilk.
SpencervilleWeek of March 21-26
Monday: Super nachos with top-pings, Mexican beans with cheese,pears, milk.Tuesday: Shredded chickensandwich, green beans, Goldfishgrahams, peaches, milk.Wednesday: Wedge slice,cheese pizza, corn, applesauce,milk.Thursday: Grades 5-12: Popcornchicken bowl, mashed potatoeswith gravy, corn, biscuit and milk.Grades K-4: Chicken rings, mashedpotatoes with gravy, biscuit, fruit,milk.Friday: Macaroni and cheese,broccoli, peaches, blueberry muf-fin, milk.
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Friday’s letter to the editor may haveseemed harsh to some. OK, probably morethan some.At times, that is the nature of a letter tothe editor.In today’s response I believe we can seethrough the red, black, blue and gold andcome to some type of understanding.It seems a lot of energy is expended ondefending one school or the other instead of celebrating the good things they both accom-plish.It is sad that some have to make the goodfor one into something bad for the other. Itdoesn’t have to be that way.I don’t know if the author of Friday’s letteris aware that St. John’s sent a congratula-tions and good luck banner to their Jeffersoncounterparts prior to Thursday’s game. TheLady ‘Cats also received them from other areaschools. Those who were their rivals duringthe season became their fans. The area bandedtogether for a common good. They all cheeredfor the ‘Cats to bring home a title. Theycouldn’t be there, so they wanted Jefferson todo well. It makes us all look good.It is unfortunate that our two schools’paths sometimes cross in sports, forcing ourcommunity to choose sides. I get somewhatconfused when this oozes over into everydaylife. What is the purpose? Who or what doesit serve?Our schools’ jobs are turn out productive,educated, successful young adults who go onto work, college or the military. All three areintegral parts of our lives. We need people todo all three. Everyone has a role in weavingour society together.School pride and spirit is a wonderfulthing. It promotes unity and a common goal.Sports promote teamwork, goal-setting andhard work.When I was in high school, I used to watchas the St. Johners filed in off the bus for HomeEc., Ag and Industrial Arts. I was enamoredby the uniforms and in the winter, I oftenwondered what the heck the girls in skirtswere thinking. It was cold outside.Never once did I think negative thoughts.They were just kids that came in to takeclasses. They weren’t rude or disruptive. Theywere just kids who wore uniforms instead of jeans. It was really simple. No one told meI wasn’t supposed to like them. No one saidthey were from the “other” school. I nevergot the “us vs. them” thing. It wasn’t an issuefor me. I don’t even remember anyone talkingabout it.When our children are young, they playin city leagues. Wildcats and Blue Jays areside by side. They work together. Teamwork,playing the best they can and, yes, winning, isthe goal. Not what school they attend. Theirparents sit side by side behind the plate or inthe stadium and root for the whole team —cats and birds alike.I think our energy could be better spent onmaking our community an even better place tolive and an example to others.I’ve seen what we can accomplish whenwe join together. Look around.People, it’s time to build a bridge — andget over it. Have you even looked on the“other” side?
On theOther hand
Time to build a bridge
Gary L., 56, of Delphos, prayer service beginsat 3:30 p.m. on today at Harterand Schier Funeral Home, theRev. Melvin Verhoff offici-ating. Friends may call from1-5 p.m. today at the funeralhome. Burial will be at a laterdate. Preferred memorials areto St. Rita’s Hospice or donor’schoice.
Mabel F., 91,of Spencerville, funeral servic-es begin at 10:30 a.m. todayat Thomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome in Spencerville, the Revs.Jerry Wiles and Jan Johnsonofficiating. Burial will be inSpencerville Cemetery. Friendsmay call from 10-10:30 a.m.today at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may bemade to Otterbein Cridersville;Trinity United MethodistChurch, Spencerville; orCridersville Methodist Church.
Ella Mae, 73,of Delphos, funeral serviceswill begin at 11 a.m. today atSt. Peter Lutheran Church, theRev. Angela Khabeb officiat-ing. Burial will be in Wisconsinat a later date. Friends may callfor an hour prior to the service.Memorials are to the church.
 Donald E., 86, of Fort Jennings,Mass of Christian Burial willbegin at 10 a.m. Monday. atSt. Joseph Catholic Church, theFr. Joseph Przybysz officiat-ing. Burial will follow in thechurch cemetery. Visitation willbe from 2-8 p.m. Sunday atLove-Heitmeyer Funeral Home,Jackson Township (corner of St.Rts. 224 & 634), where therewill be a scripture service at7:30 p.m. Memorials may bemade to St. Joseph Cemetery,Fort Jennings. Condolences canbe sent to www.lovefuneral-home.com.
KennethE., 70, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial begins at 11a.m. Monday at St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church, theRev. Melvin Verhoff officiating.Burial will follow in St. John’sCemetery. Friends may call from2-8 p.m. Sunday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, where theparish wake begins at 7:30 p.m.Memorials are to St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church orSt. John’s Schools.
Ronnie L., 52,of Bryan, funeral services willbegin at 3 p.m. Saturday atAlspach-Gearhart Funeral Homeand Crematory, Van Wert, theRev. Mary Ann Tomlinson offi-ciating. Burial will be in RidgeCemetery Middle Point, withmilitary graveside services con-ducted by combined units of theVan Wert American Legion andVFW. Friends may call from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home andCrematory, Van Wert. Preferredmemorials are to Ronnie’s son,John.MADISON, Wis. (AP)— The monthlong saga overGov. Scott Walker’s plan todrastically curb collectivebargaining rights for publicworkers in Wisconsin took aturn Friday that could forcea dramatic rebooting of theentire legislative process.A judge temporarilyblocked the law from takingeffect, raising the possibilitythat the Legislature may haveto vote again to pass the billthat attracted protests as largeas 85,000 people, motivatedSenate Democrats to escapeto Illinois for three weeks andmade Wisconsin the focus of the national fight over unionrights.But Walker’s spokesmanand Republican legislativeleaders indicated they wouldpress on with the court battlerather than consider passingthe bill again.“We fully expect anappeals court will find that theLegislature followed the lawperfectly and likely find thattoday’s ruling was a significantoverreach,” Senate MajorityLeader Scott Fitzgerald andhis brother, Assembly SpeakerJeff Fitzgerald, said in a jointstatement. “We highly doubta Dane County judge has theauthority to tell the Legislaturehow to carry out its constitu-tional duty.”Dane County DistrictJudge Maryann Sumi grant-ed the temporary restrainingorder in response to a lawsuitfiled by the local Democraticdistrict attorney, alleging thatRepublican lawmakers violat-ed the state’s open meetingslaw by hastily convening aspecial committee before theSenate passed the bill.Sumi said her ruling wouldnot prevent the Legislaturefrom reconvening the com-mittee with proper notice andpassing the bill again.In addition to restrictingthe bargaining rights, the lawwould require most publicworkers in the state to con-tribute more to their pensionand health care costs, changesthat will amount on aver-age to an 8 percent pay cut.Walker’s spokesman CullenWerwie was confident the billwould become law in the nearfuture.“This legislation is stillworking through the legal pro-cess,” Werwie said.Republican AttorneyGeneral J.B. Van Hollen saidthe decision will be appealedbecause the Legislature andthe governor, not a judge,are responsible for enactinglaws and can’t be blocked ina dispute over the proceduresunder which a law is passed.His spokesman Bill Coshsaid an appeal would be filedMonday.
Judge blocks contentious union law
CLEVELAND (AP) — Thewinning numbers in Fridayevening’s drawing of the OhioLotteryPick 35-4-7Pick 45-2-8-4Rolling Cash 506-16-20-21-29Ten OH02-12-17-19-20-23-24-25-28-29-33-37-38-41-45-50-55-58-60-74COLUMBUS (AP) —Ohio inmates paying theirdebt to society also will haveto pay $1 per month for elec-tricity and deal with less vari-ety at meal time, includingfewer beverage choices, underprisons department spendingcuts intended to help the stateclose an expected $8 billionbudget hole.The new electricity fee andthe changes in meals will beimplemented in July and areamong $30 million in mon-eysaving measures beingadopted from suggestionsmade by Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correctionemployees, departmentspokesman Carlo LoParo saidFriday. Administrators soughtthe staff’s input and receivedthousands of ideas, he said.Dropping noncarbonatedflavored drinks, currentlyoffered with inmate lunchesand dinners, will trim $1 mil-lion in costs over two years,LoParo said. Another $3 mil-lion will be saved with morerepeats at mealtime — serv-ing the most popular and leastexpensive foods more often.
Inmates charged$1 per monthfor electricity
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