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50¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Statehouse OKs school calamitydays, p3A Tickets still available for boysstate, p6A
Obituaries 2AState/Local 3APolitics 4ACommunity 5ASports 6-7AFarm 7AWorld News 8AClassifieds 1BTV 4B
Mostly cloudyFriday withhigh near 40.See page 2A.
Former Delphosbusinessmandies Wednesday
A former Delphos busi-nessman William E. Prine,86, died Wednesday at St.Rita’s Medical Center.Mr. Prine was a UnitedStates Army veteran of World War II who ownedPrine’s Masonry Work.He was a member of Delphos Christian UnionChurch, lifetime memberof the Veterans of ForeignWars and American Legionposts, loved to golf, spendtime with his grandchildrenand great-grandchildren andattend summertime fam-ily reunions on the beach.See the full obitu-ary on page 2A.
Amateur showset Saturday
The Delphos CitySchools 2011 PTO AmateurShow will begin at 7 p.m.Saturday in the JeffersonMiddle School Auditorium.Adult admission is$1; students are free.
Eyesore properties
Resident concernedabout dirty dozen
BY MIKE FORDmford@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — In responseto a resident’s address to citycouncil this week, the governingbody is considering a city-widecleanup day.The resident expressedconcern over properties thatare in disrepair. A respectivelawn may be trashed with lit-ter, garbage and/or inoperablevehicles. In many cases, thegrass is not mowed until thecity sends a letter requesting thework be performed. Often, it’smowed but not mowed againuntil another letter is sent. Thisdance displays itself as a peren-nial pattern that springs aroundthis time of year.Safety Service Director GregBerquist is also the zoning offi-cer; he said he gets busy polic-ing this issue around this timeeach year.“Delphos is an old commu-nity. We have a lot of proper-ties that are 100 years old andolder that are in constant need of repair. We do what we can fromthe city’s point of view; we sendout zoning letters and warningsand have taken several propertyowners to court. They end upwith a minor misdemeanor fineand, in many cases, continue todo it again. It may be trash orjunk cars but not mowing theirgrass is the big one and this is thetime of year when this becomesa problem,” Berquist said.“This is enforced as much aspossible but the city is limited towhat our ordinances allow us todo. There is a process by whichall violators have to be notified.One scenario would be that Iget a complaint, document it,send a notice by certified mailor a police officer, they get somany days to respond depend-ing on the violation and at theend of the duration, I investigateto see if the problem has beenresolved. If not, we’ll send asecond notice. If grass needingmowed is the issue, we’ll sched-ule for the parks people to mowit on their schedule and bill theproperty owner.”Berquist said most citieshave this issue but the bigger thecommunity, the more propertiesdegenerate.“We have about a dozen of these properties. For example,with one particular propertyowner, he had a pile of trash bagscovered in snow that nobodyknew was there until the snowfinally melted. We sent a letterand it got picked up. We tell himto mow and he mows. The grassgrows tall again, we tell him tomow and he mows. We tell himto pick up the trash and he picksit up,” he said. “We deal with iton a case-by-case basis but wecan only do so much and wecan only address the outside; thehealth department has jurisdic-tion over the inside.”This two-step goes back and
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A Franklin Street property has several junk cars in its yard in addition to other issuesof concern to neighbors. Tall grass is the most frequent concern the city monitors withwritten violation notices. Safety Service Director Greg Berquist said Delphos has about adozen property owners who fail to maintain their properties.
Anxiety in Japan overradiation in tap water
TOKYO — Workers doledout bottled water to Tokyofamilies today after residentscleared store shelves becauseof warnings that radiation fromJapan’s tsunami-damagednuclear plant had seeped intothe city’s water supply.Anxiety over food and watersupplies surged when Tokyoofficials reported Wednesdaythat radioactive iodine in thecity’s tap water was above lev-els considered dangerous forbabies. New readings showedthe levels had returned to safelevels in Tokyo, but were highin two neighboring prefectures— Chiba and Saitama.“The first thought was thatI need to buy bottles of water,”said Tokyo real estate agentReiko Matsumoto, mother of 5-year-old Reina. “I also don’tknow whether I can let her takea bath.”Amid the panic in the Tokyoregion, nuclear workers werestill struggling to regain controlof the hobbled and overheatedFukushima Dai-ichi plant 140miles (220 kilometers) north of the capital.The plant has been leak-ing radiation since a March 11quake and tsunami knockedout its crucial cooling systems,leading to explosions andfires in four of its six reac-tors. After setbacks and wor-rying black smoke forced anevacuation, workers were backinside today, said HidehikoNishiyama of the Nuclear andIndustrial Safety Agency.Government spokesmanYukio Edano sought to allayfears over the tap water read-ings.“We ask people to respondcalmly,” he said at a briefingtoday. “The Tokyo metropoli-tan government is doing itsbest.”Households with infantswill get three half-liter bottlesof water for each baby — atotal of 240,000 bottles — cityofficials said, begging Tokyoresidents to buy only whatthey need for fear that hoard-ing could hurt the thousandsof people without any water inareas devastated by the earth-quake and tsunami.Nearly two weeks afterthe magnitude-9 quake, some660,000 household still do nothave water in Japan’s northeast,the government said. Electricityhas not been restored to some209,000 homes, TohokuElectric Power Co. said.The figures were a reminderof the grim humanitarian situa-tion that hundreds of thousandscontinue to face in the wake of twin disasters that are provingto be the most costly naturaldisaster on record. Damagesare estimated at up to $309 bil-lion, the government said.The number of dead andmissing continued to rise: 9,700dead, with another 16,500 miss-ing, Japan’s police agency saidtoday. The figures that mayinclude some overlap.Hundreds of thousandsremain homeless, squeezedinto temporary shelters withoutheat, warm food or medicineand no idea what to call homeafter the colossal wave swal-lowed up communities alongthe coast and dozens of strongaftershocks continued to shakethe nation.Fears about food safetybegan to spread overseas asradiation seeped into raw milk,seawater and 11 kinds of veg-etables, including broccoli,cauliflower and turnips, grownin areas around the plant.About In 25 miles (40kilometers) northwest of theFukushima nuclear plant, lev-els for one locally grown leafygreen measured 82 times thegovernment limit for radioac-tive cesium and 11 times thelimit for iodine.The U.S. and Australia saidthey were halting imports of Japanese dairy and producefrom the region; Hong Kongsaid it would require that Japanperform safety checks on meat,eggs and seafood, and Canadasaid it would upgrade controlson imports of Japanese foodproducts by requiring docu-ments verifying their safety.
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St. John’s Elementary students sit in the Little Theater Wednesday during the statewidetornado drill.
State holds tornado drill
Staff reports
DELPHOS — At 9:50 a.m.on Wednesday, Delphos par-ticipated in a statewide tornadodrill.Allen and Van Wert emer-gency management agenciessounded and tested outdoorwarning sirens.St. John’s, Franklin andLandeck elementary schoolsparticipated in the drill.Businesses and homes wereencouraged to practice theiremergency plans and tornadodrills.Tornadoes are nature’smost violent storms, develop-ing from major thunderstorms.According to the NationalWeather Service, they usuallyare preceded by very heavy rainand hail storms. A thunderstormaccompanied by hail means thatthe storm has large amountsof energy and may be severe.In general, the larger the hail-stones, the more potential thereis for damaging winds or torna-does. Although tornadoes canoccur at any time during anymonth, Ohio’s peak “tornadoseason” is April through July.“Severe Weather AwarenessWeek is the perfect time toupdate and review your emer-gency plans, restock yourdisaster supply kits and prac-tice your safety drills,” saidNancy Dragani, executivedirector of the Ohio EmergencyManagement Agency. “Thebest defense when faced withtornadoes or any severe weatherevent is preparedness. Planningahead and knowing what to doin the event of severe weatherwill lower the chances of injuryor death or loss of property.”
Know the differencebetween a tornado watch andwarning
A tornado watch
is issuedby the NWS when conditionsare favorable for the develop-ment of tornadoes in and closeto the area. Watches are usuallyissued for four to eight hours.During a tornado watch, reviewtornado safety plans and be pre-pared to move to a safe placeif conditions worsen. Listen toa NOAA Weather Radio orlocal TV or radio newscasts forweather updates.
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isissued by the NWS when atornado has been detected byDoppler radar or sighted bystorm spotters. Most Ohio com-munities have outdoor warningsirens that sound during stormwarnings. If a tornado warningis issued for your area, seek safeshelter immediately. Tornado
Fort Jennings to present‘High School Musical, Jr.’
Fort Jennings High Schoolwill present Disney’s “HighSchool Musical, Jr.” at 7:30p.m. Friday and Saturday.The play begins at a NewYear’s Eve party where Troyhas a chance meeting withGabriella. They share a karaokesong and discover their love forsinging and an interest in eachother. When school resumes,they learn that Gabriella hasjust transferred to Troy’sEast High School, a campusdivided into tight cliques of jocks, cheerleaders, brainiacsand skater dudes. Eager torecapture the magic, Troy andGabriella consider audition-ing for the school’s upcomingmusical, much to the dismayof the school’s theater god-dess, Sharpay. The problemis, Troy is also the star of thebasketball team and Gabrielleis being recruited to compete inthe Scholastic Decathlon.Featured in the cast willbe seniors: Krista Baldauf,Kristina Clippinger, SamanthaDulle, Lacey Hittle, HeatherHofstetter, Kendra Klausing,Ben Kleman, Ryan Kraner,Melissa Krietemeyer, AndrewLouth, Mindy Merricle,Kegan Sickels and TaylorWallenhorst.Juniors performing are:Cassie Kaverman, JeremySchimmoeller, Aaron Schnipke,Nick Verhoff and Kelsey VonLehmden.Sophomores in the castare: Emily Baldauf, Mara
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Today’s State BoysSemifinals
Division II: 10:45 a.m.:(22-1) Columbus BishopHartley vs. (17-9) Akron St.Vincent-St. Mary; 2 p.m.:(16-5) Toledo Rogers vs. (21-5) Dayton Thurgood MarshallDivision IV: 5:15 p.m.:(20-5) Houston vs. (21-5)Canal Winchester HarvestPrep; 8:30 p.m.: (25-1) BerlinHiland vs. (21-3) Continental
See DRILL, page 2A
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Fort Jennings students hold a dress rehearsal Wednesdayevening.See PLAY, page 2ASee JUNK, page 2A
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The DelphosHerald
Vol. 141 No. 239
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
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,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
Students can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholar of theDay is EmilyMcRedmond.CongratulationsEmily!Jefferson’s Scholar of theDay is JesseCulp.CongratulationsJesse!
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2A The Herald Thursday, March 23, 2011
For The Record
High temperatureWednesday in Delphos was37 degrees, low was 34. Atrace of mixed precipitationwas recorded. High a year agotoday was 58, low was 31.Record high for today is 80,set in 1934. Record low is 3,set in 1974.
: Mostly clear.Lows in the lower 20s. Northwinds 5 to 10 mph becomingeast after midnight.
: Partly cloudy inthe morning then becomingmostly cloudy. Highs around40. East winds around 5 mphbecoming northwest in theafternoon.
: Mostlycloudy. Lows in the mid 20s.Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
: Mostlycloudy. Highs around 40.Northeast winds around 10mph.
:Cloudy with a 40 percentchance of snow. Lows in thelower 20s.
: Mostly cloudy.Highs in the upper 30s.
: Partlycloudy. Lows around 20.At 8:41 p.m. on Monday,Delphos police were calledto the 500 block of East FifthStreet in reference to an assaultcomplaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated that he had beenassaulted by a subject knownto the victim.At 8:10 a.m. on Monday,Delphos police were called toWaterworks Parks in referenceto a vandalism complaint.Upon officers’ arrival, theparks superintendent advisedsomeone had spray-paintedthe new playground equip-ment in the park.There is a reward for infor-mation that leads to the con-viction of the vandals.At 11:45 p.m. on Monday,Delphos police were called tothe 400 block of South MainStreet in reference to a theftcomplaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated that someonehad gained entry to their vic-tim’s residence and had takenpersonal items from inside.At 5:21 p.m. on Tuesdaywhile on routine patrol,Delphos police came into con-tact with Shane Neuman, 27,of Delphos.As a result, Neuman wasarrested on an Order to Arrestissued out of The Adult ParoleAuthority. He was transportedto the Allen County Jail.
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Brown, Lori Bruskoetter,Gabbie German, ReanneHigginbotham, RachelHorstman, Adam Kleman,Rachel Krietmeyer, ElainaMaag, Marissa Mesker,Sara Miller, MorganRicker, Katie Schnipke,Drew Stechschulte, GinaStechschulte, KaitlinStechschulte and MartinaWeems.Freshmen cast memberare: Emily Grone, CassieHorstman, Kelsey Klausing,Stephanie Korte, AndreaRicker, Nicole Ricker, JamieSaum, Alyssa Schimmoellerand Logan Sickels.Members of the stagecrew are: Andrew Huntsman,Spencer Dray and AlexVetter.The music for the pro-duction is directed by RoseMary Warnecke with co-direction by Roger Rex andJoyce Brokamp.All tickets are $5 at thedoor.
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forth because the city doesn’twant to place a lean on arespective property; suchaction is the last resort. Inmany cases, matters can beworked out for those who haveevery intention to keep upwith certain maintenance mat-ters but face challenges. Whenappropriate, Berquist said resi-dents are referred to the seniorcenter or those involved incommunity service who canhelp elderly homeowners cuttheir lawns, trim bushes andother such things.In addition, the city paysfor a large trash pickup everyfirst Saturday morning of themonth at the municipal build-ing.At 10:39 a.m. on Wednesday,Delphos police were called tothe 500 block of East ThirdStreet in reference to a verbaldispute in progress.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated she was get-ting items from the residencewhen the argument began.As officers were investigat-ing the complaint, they cameinto contact with Terry Keller,36, of Delphos, at which time,Keller was told by officers tocalm down. Keller continuedto be disorderly as a result,Keller was arrested on chargesof persistent disorderly con-duct and was transported tothe Allen County Jail. He willappear in Lima MunicipalCourt on the charge.
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warnings are usually issuedfor 30 minutes. Continue tolisten to your NOAA WeatherRadio or local TV or radionewscasts for up-to-dateweather information.
Tornado safety tips
Whether practicing a tor-nado drill or sheltering dur-ing a tornado warning, theOhio Committee for SevereWeather Awareness encour-ages everyone to DUCK.D – Go DOWN to the low-est levelU – Get UNDER some-thingC – COVER your headK – KEEP in shelter untilthe storm has passed
• Be prepared for severe
weather before a storm watchor warning is issued. Meetwith household members todevelop a disaster plan torespond to all hazards, includ-ing tornado watches and warn-ings. Conduct regular tornadodrills. Know how to turn off the water, gas and electric atthe main switches.
• If you are a person with
special needs, register yourname and address with yourlocal emergency manage-ment agency, police and/orfire departments before anynatural or man-made disasteroccurs.
• The NOAA Weather
Radio has alerting tools avail-able for people who are hear-ing impaired. Some weatherradio receivers can be con-nected to an existing homesecurity system, similar as adoorbell, smoke detector orother sensor. For additionalinformation, visit the NWSNOAA Weather Radio link:http://www.weather.gov/nwr/special_need.htm
• The safest place to be
during a tornado is a base-ment. If the building has nobasement or cellar, go to asmall, centrally located roomon the lowest level of thebuilding, such as a bathroomor closet or interior hallway.
• If you are in a vehicle,
trailer or mobile home, getout immediately and go tothe lowest floor of a sturdy,nearby building or storm shel-ter. Mobile homes, even if tieddown, offer little or no protec-tion from tornadoes.
• If you are outside with no
shelter, lie in a nearby ditchor depression and cover yourhead with your hands. Do notseek shelter under a highwayoverpass or bridge. You willbe exposed to stronger windsand flying debris.For additional informationon tornado safety and severeweather preparedness, visitwww.weathersafety.ohio.gov.
May 26, 1958 - March 23, 2011
Tony L. Grieshaber, 52, of Van Wert, died at 12:29 a.m.Tuesday at Lima MemorialHospital.He was born May 26,1958, in Van Wert, the son of the late Joseph B. and Roxie(Routt) Grieshaber.On October 4, 1980, hemarried Lucy (Mullen)Grieshaber, who survives inVan Wert.Survivors also includethree children, Stevee (Jai)Martin of Van Wert, DylanGrieshaber of Columbus andBrooke Grieshaber of VanWert; seven brothers and sis-ters, Kim (H. Renee) Snyderof Cavette and Marcia (Roger)Dangler, Jean Ann Spencer,Ronnie “Whitey” (Kendra)Grieshaber, Wanda (Larry)Longwell, Marlene (Tim)Crissinger, and TommieGrieshaber of Van Wert; andtwo grandchildren, Najah ReiMartin and Roman Jai Martinof Van Wert.He was also precededin death by a brother, BobGrieshaber.Mr. Grieshaber worked inconstruction.Funeral services will beheld at 10:30 a.m. Fridayat Brickner Funeral Home,Van Wert, the Rev. TommySandefer officiating.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. today at the funeral home.Those planning an expres-sion of sympathy are askedto consider a donation to thefamily to help with funeralexpenses. These donations canbe made in care of BricknerFuneral Home.Condolences may be sentto bricknerfuneralhome@bright.net
April 13, 1924March 23, 2011
William E. Prine, 86, of Delphos, died at 4:10 a.m.Wednesday at St. Rita’sMedical Center.He was born April 13,1924, in Delphos to Cliffordand Nora (Stopher) Prine.He married Peggy Barnesin 1947 and she preceded himin death in 1991.Survivors include sonCarter Prine of Delphos;daughters Cathy (Paul)Wreede of Mt. Vernon andChris (Kevin) Brinkman of Delphos; sister Norma (Don)Moore of Grover Hill; brothersBob (Betty) Prine of Delphosand Jack Prine of Oakwood;daughter-in-law Diane Prineof Phoenix; 11 grandchildrenand 14 great grandchildren.He was preceded in deathby his son, Cary, and an infantson; daughter, Margaret Ellenand a newborn daughter,Penny Lynn.Mr. Prine was a UnitedStates Army veteran of WorldWar II who owned Prine’sMasonry Work. He was amember of Delphos ChristianUnion Church, lifetime mem-ber of the Veterans of ForeignWars and American Legionposts, loved to golf, spendtime with his grandchildrenand great-grandchildren andattend summertime familyreunions on the beach.Funeral services begin at10:30 a.m. Saturday at DelphosChristian Union Church, theRev. Glen Prine officiating.Burial will follow in Pike RunCemetery near Gomer, withgraveside military rites by theDelphos Veterans Council.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Friday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home and foran hour prior to the serviceSaturday at the church.Memorials are to DelphosVeterans Memorial Park.
PlaygroundequipmentvandalizedResident reportstheftMan arrested onwarrantMan arrested for disorderly conduct
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Feb. 10, 1937 - March 22, 2011
Doyle “Ed” Bennett, 74,of Delphos, died at 1:05 p.m.Tuesday at St. Rita’s MedicalCenter.He was born Feb. 10, 1937in Belle Center, to John Everettand Elizabeth Bennett.In 1974, he married JanetMiller, who died in 1995.Burial will be at a laterdate.Memorials are to the fam-ily.
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Dear EarthTalk: Recentnews reports have revealedthe discovery of previouslyunknown species inhabit-ing the deepest parts of ouroceans. Is anything beingdone to protect this habi-tat before humans have achance to fish it to death orotherwise destroy it?— Matthew Polk, Gary, IN
 Unfortunately it mayalready be too late for someof the deep sea’s undiscov-ered life forms. Advances inso-called “bottom trawling”technology in recent years hasmeant that fishing boats nowhave unprecedented access todeep ocean habitats and thesea floor itself where untoldnumbers of unknown specieshave been making a livingfor eons. Scientists speculatethat upwards of 10 milliondifferent species may inhabitthe deep sea. This is biodiver-sity comparable to the world’srichest tropical rainforests.The Deep Sea ConservationCoalition (DSCC), a group of more than 50 environmentaland other groups dedicated toprotecting cold-water coralsand vulnerable deep-sea eco-systems, reports that trawlerstoday are capable of fishingdeep sea canyons and roughseafloors that were onceavoided for fear of damagingnets. “To capture one or twotarget commercial species,deep-sea bottom trawl fishingvessels drag huge nets armedwith steel plates and heavyrollers across the seabed,plowing up and pulverizingeverything in their path,” thecoalition reports. In addition,adds DSCC, large quantitiesof coral and unwanted fishspecies are hauled up only tobe thrown back dead or dying.Indeed, the result of a fewhours of trawling can be thedestruction of fragile deep-seahabitats, such as delicate coraland sponge communities, thatmay have taken centuries togrow and thrive.Bottom trawling also stirsup the sediment at the bot-tom of the sea. The resultingundersea plumes of “suspend-ed solids” can drift with thecurrent for tens of miles fromthe source of the trawling,introducing turbidity through-out the water that inhibits thetransfer of light down to thedepths where it is needed forphotosynthesis in plankton,sea kelp and other underseaplants that serve as the basisfor the marine food chain.Also, ocean sediments serveas natural safe resting placesfor many persistent organicpollutants (such as DDT andPCBs). Dredging these sedi-ments up effectively reintro-duces such toxins into thewater where they are unwit-tingly absorbed and consumedby the fish we eat and othermarine life already trying tocope with otherwise compro-mised undersea habitats. Thesediment plumes also reintro-duce nutrient solids from agri-cultural and other practices,increasing demand for oxygenin the water (causing algaeblooms) and contributing tothe outbreak of ocean “deadzones” devoid of marine life.What can be done? Forits part, the United Stateshas banned bottom trawlingin its offshore jurisdictions,but the practice continuesmostly unabated throughoutEurope and out on the world’shigh seas. DSCC has gottenupwards of 1,400 marine sci-entists from 69 different coun-tries to sign onto a statementexpressing profound concern“that human activities, par-ticularly bottom trawling, arecausing unprecedented dam-age to the deep-sea coral andsponge communities on con-tinental plateaus and slopes,and on seamounts and mid-ocean ridges.” The statementcalls on governments and theUnited Nations to adopt ashort-term global moratoriumon deep sea bottom trawlingto try to provide immediateprotection to the mostly undis-covered biodiversity of deepsea ecosystems while govern-ments hash out longer termconservation and managementregimes. In the meantime,bottom trawling continuesunabated in sensitive areas of the North Atlantic and else-where, harvesting now for uswhat our grandchildren maynever know.
The following individualsappeared Wednesday beforeJudge Charles Steele in VanWert County Common PleasCourt:
Criminal hearingsKelcey L. Frye, 
20,Rockford, was placed onthree years of communitycontrol and sent for up tosix months to the WORTHCenter in Lima on a chargeof robbery.Mr. Kennedy told thejudge that the victim hadbeen consulted about the pos-sible sentence reduction andcommunity control, the vic-tim was in agreement andfurther asked that happen.Frye, according to aVan Wert County SheriffsDepartment investigationgrabbed a backpack from avictim which contained $450in cash.Frye, in addition to spend-ing the time at the WORTHCenter, will be required tospend up to 30 days in theVan Wert County Jail at atime determined by his super-vision officer, perform 200hours community service andbe under two years of inten-sive supervision.A prison sentence of twoyears was given Frye withthe imposition of the prisonsentence deferred pending thesuccessful completion of thecommunity control.
Matthew Pefley, 
36, VanWert, was sentenced to a six-month jail term on a charge of disseminating matter harm-ful to juveniles, which wasordered served concurrentlywith a four-year prison term.Pefley had been on releasefrom prison on judicial releaseand was on probation withthe Van Wert County AdultProbation Department. JudgeSteele found Pefley was notamenable to community con-trol and that prison is consis-tent as part of punishment.Pefley was originally inprison on a charge of arsonand insurance fraud for a firethat he allegedly set to hishome in Ohio City.Judge Steele did givePefley credit for 218 days hehas already served against theprison sentence.
Change of plea hearingsChad W. Diltz, 
34,Delphos, plea of guilty to acharge of trafficking in oxy-codone.Diltz allegedly sold oxy-codone to an undercover agentworking for the West CentralCrime Task Force which wasconducting an investigationin Delphos in July.Judge Steele ordered apre-sentence investigationand scheduled sentencing for9 a.m. May 11.
Scott D. Bauer, 
47,Convoy, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of assault, afelony of the fourth degree.A pre-sentence investiga-tion was ordered with sen-tencing set for 9 a.m. May11.
Michael W. Beach, 
47,Delphos entered a guilty pleato four counts of illegal pro-cessing of drug documents.Beach had filed a motionfor Treatment in Lieu of Conviction which was grant-ed. Beach will be supervisedwhile in treatment by the VanWert County Adult ProbationDepartment for a period notto exceed one year.
Billy Ray Gibson, 
41,Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of domesticviolence, a misdemeanor of the first degree.Judge Steele ordered apre-sentence investigationand scheduled sentencing forMarch 30.Gibson was released ona $5,000 unsecured personalsurety bond with a no contactorder with the victim.
Lauren Rupert, 
19,Sidney, was arraigned on acharge of possession of drugs,a felony of the fifth degree.Rupert entered a notguilty plea, was released ona $5,000 unsecured personalsurety bond and has a pretrialhearing scheduled for 8 a.m.April 27.
Steven Darnell, 
23, VanWert, entered a guilty pleato a charge of burglary afelony of the fourth degree.Darnell was released on a$5,000 unsecured personalsurety bond.A pre-sentence investiga-tion was ordered with a sen-tencing hearing being sched-uled for 8 a.m. May 17.
Nathaniel Thomas, 
32,Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of domesticviolence, a misdemeanor of the first degree.A pre-sentence investiga-tion was ordered with sen-tencing at 9 a.m. April 27.
Kevin E. Krick, 
48, VanWert, entered a plea of guiltyto a charge of domestic vio-lence, a misdemeanor of thefirst degree.A pre-sentence investiga-tion was ordered with sen-tencing scheduled for 9 a.m.May 18.
Statehouse OKs schoolcalamity days, delaysvote on ‘heartbeat bill’
COLUMBUS (AP) —The state Senate has joinedthe House in approvingmore “snow days” for Ohioschools.The Senate voted 32-1 onTuesday to go back to fiveannual calamity days thatdon’t have to be made upby school districts. The num-ber was cut to three underformer Gov. Ted Strickland.Harsh winter weather quick-ly pushed schools beyondthat limit during the currentschool year.The Columbus Dispatchreports the Senate’s versionof the bill would let schoolsteach through online andtake-home assignments forup to three days a year. Theywould not count as calamitydays if the work is finishedby at least 80 percent of stu-dents.The legislation faces onemore vote in the House. Gov.John Kasich (KAY’-sik)wants to sign it into law.Also on Wednesday, a votewas called off for now onan Ohio bill that, if enacted,would be the most restrictiveabortion law in America.The House HealthCommittee decided againstvoting Wednesday on a pro-posal to outlaw abortions afterthe first medically detectableheartbeat. Chairman LynnWachtmann said it was “notquite ready.”The anti-abortion groupFaith2Action gave two preg-nant women ultrasounds atan earlier hearing to allowlawmakers to see and hearthe fetal hearts. Faith2Actiondirector Janet Porter says shebelieves a vote will comenext week.Yet the bill’s future isuncertain.Opponents say the so-called “heartbeat bill”would be unconstitutional.Republican House SpeakerBill Batchelder hasn’t saidwhether he supports the leg-islation. He says he wantsto consider what the legaldefense would be first.

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