can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholar of theDay is JacksonDonley.CongratulationsJackson!Jefferson’s Scholar of theDay is EastonSiefker.CongratulationsEaston!
Scholars of the Day
2 – The Herald Friday, April 8, 2011
For The Record
Vol. 141 No. 251
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
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Diana L. ‘Dian’Mericle-KillGretna L. Stevens
Corn: $7.44Wheat: $6.98Beans: $13.49
June 1, 1959 - April 6, 2011
Diana L. “Dian” Mericle-Kill, 51, of Delphos, diedWednesday at her residence.She was born June 1, 1959,in Great Lake, Ill., to WilliamR. and Brenda (Stephey)Mericle. Her mother survivesin Delphos.Other survivors includetwo daughters, Kayla andKimber Kill of Delphos; twosisters, Kelly J. Briggs of Delphos and Susan K. Fox of Rockford; several nieces andnephews and a great-niece andnephew.She was also precededin death by a brother, BobMericle; and a sister, TrishMericle.Ms. Mericle-Kill was ahealth care provider as well asa teacher. She owned DelphosGymnastic Academy, coachedgymnastics at St. John’s HighSchool and was a cheer advi-sor. She was also an accom-plished pianist. A 1977 gradu-ate of Jefferson High School,she went on to get her teach-ing degree from The OhioState University. She enjoyedreading, cooking and lovedher girls. She was a memberof Trinity United MethodistChurch and the Ohio StateUniversity alumni associa-tion.Funeral services will beginat 11 a.m. Monday at Harterand Schier Funeral Home, theRev. David Howell officiat-ing. Burial will be in WalnutGrove Cemetery.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Sunday and one hourprior to services Monday atthe funeral home.Preferred memorials are tothe Kimber and Kayla KillCollege Fund.
Oct. 18, 1942 - April 6, 2011
Gretna L. Stevens, 68, of Van Wert died at 4:45 p.m.Wednesday at Lima MemorialHospital.She was born on Oct. 18,1942, in Van Wert to John andEsther (Cox) Dempsey, whopreceded her in death.On July 17, 1962, she mar-ried Donald W. Stevens, whosurvives in Van Wert.Funeral services will beginat 4 p.m. Sunday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home &Crematory, Van Wert.Friends may call from 1-4p.m. Sunday at the funeralhome.Preferred memorials are toVan Wert Victory Church.At 7:40 p.m. on Thursday,the Delphos police werecalled to the 200 block of Holland Avenue in referenceto a domestic dispute.Upon officers’ arrival,the victim stated a family orhousehold member had begunarguing with the victim.Neither party involvedwished to pursue any chargesin the matter and they agreedto separate for the night toallow the situation to calmdown.
Parties agree toseparate afterdispute
CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Thursday:
Estimated jackpot: $44million
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01-07-10-12-14-18-19-24-50-52-53-55-58-61-63-65-67-72-73-75At 7:26 p.m. on Tuesday,a collision occurred when thedriver of one vehicle ran ared light and struck a secondvehicle.Justin Diltz, 56, of Delphos, was driving north-bound on North State Streetwhen he came to the inter-section of West Fifth Streetand proceeded through on agreen light. Joseph Estle Jr.,26, of Delphos, was travel-ing westbound on West FifthStreet when he came to theintersection of North StateStreet and ran the red light,striking Diltz’s vehicle in theright side.Diltz was unconsciousafter the accident and wastaken to the hospital byDelphos EMS.Estle claimed he had thegreen light and Diltz ran thered light. Two independentwitnesses who were travelingsouthbound on North StateStreet stated Diltz had thegreen light.There was incapacitatinginjury to Diltz and no injuryto Estle.Both vehicles sustainedincapacitating damage.Estle was cited for a redlight violation.
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were each about four feet long.That’s probably my favoriteaspect. I really enjoy it whenpeople come in and requestsomething unusual. One timeI designed a balloon backhoesculpture for someone and Ithought that was really neat.”As for inspiration, Corzinelooks to brainstorming.“I get most of my ideasfor the balloon sculptures anddecorations from brainstorm-ing with my colleagues andfriends,” she said. “We’llsometimes get ideas from fig-urines or pictures and paint-ings. We also browse theInternet for ideas.”Corzine is a wife and moth-er of two girls, ages 3 and 5,and a son, age 7. She is also aregistered nurse and volunteerfirefighter for Middle Point.
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President Dilma Rousseff wasexpected to arrive in Rio toattend some of the funerals.The shock of the killingsreverberated across Brazil.“This is completely outsideof our reality. This gunmanlived in his own sick world andunfortunately brought his ugli-ness into ours,” said RivaldoSilva, eyes brimming withtears as he looked at newspa-per headlines at a newsstand incentral Sao Paulo. “I’m certainhe was sent straight to Hell.”The shootings turned theschool, which was celebratingits 40th anniversary Thursday,into a nightmarish scene, withbullet holes and blood markingthe walls of classrooms.Witnesses said the gunmanstalked the halls of the elemen-tary school he attended himself years before, lining up mostof the children he killed andshooting them in the head, oneafter another, as they beggedfor him to stop.Oliveira took his own lifeafter police gunfire struck hislegs and sent him toppling downsome stairs, but not before car-rying out what crime expertssaid was the worst school mas-sacre in Brazil’s history.High temperature Thursdayin Delphos was 48 degrees,low was 37. Rainfall wasrecorded at .18 inch. High ayear ago today was 64, lowwas 38. Record high for todayis 83, set in 2001. Record lowis 14, set in 1959.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Mostly cloudy.Lows in the lower 40s. Eastwinds around 5 mph.
: Partlycloudy. Warmer. Highs in thelower 70s. South Winds 5 to10 mph.
SATURDAY NIGHT, SUNDAY
: Partly cloudy.Warmer. Lows in the Lower60s. Highs in the mid 80s.Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
EXTENDED FORECASTSUNDAY NIGHT
: Mostlycloudy. Showers and thunder-storms likely after midnight.Lows in the mid 60s. Chanceof precipitation 70 percent.
: Showers likelyand isolated thunderstorms inthe morning; showers likely inthe afternoon. Windy. Highsin the upper 60s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
:Becoming partly cloudy. A 40percent chance of Showers.Breezy. Lows in the lower 40s.
NATO: No apology forhitting rebels in tanks
By SLOBODAN LEKICThe Associated Press
BRUSSELS — NATOacknowledged today that itsairstrikes had hit rebels usingtanks to fight governmentforces in eastern Libya, butsaid it would not apologize forthe deaths because no one toldthem the rebels had tanks.British Rear Adm. RussellHarding, the deputy com-mander of the NATO opera-tion, said in the past, onlyforces loyal to Libyan strong-man Moammar Gadhafi hadused heavy armored vehicles.Harding says the militarysituation between Libya’s east-ern coastal towns of Brega andAjdabiya remains fluid, withthe two sides engaged in aseries of advances and retreats,making it difficult for pilots todistinguish between them.NATO jets attacked a rebelconvoy between these twotowns Thursday, killing atleast five fighters and destroy-ing or damaging a number of armored vehicles.The strikes, including anattack earlier this week, pro-voked angry denunciations of NATO by the rebels. At thesame time, NATO officialshave expressed frustrationwith the Libyan insurgents,who now view the alliance,whose mandate is limited toprotecting civilians in Libya,as their proxy air force.NATO’s Secretary-GeneralAnders Fogh Rasmussenexpressed regret over the lossof life, saying alliance forceswere doing everything possibleto avoid harming civilians.NATO last week took con-trol over the international air-strikes that began March 19as a U.S.-led mission. Theairstrikes thwarted Gadhafi’sefforts to crush the rebellionin the North African nation hehas ruled for more than fourdecades, but the rebels remainoutnumbered and outgunnedand have had difficulty push-ing into government-held ter-ritory even with air support.Harding said today thatNATO jets had conducted 318sorties and struck 23 targetsacross Libya in the past 48hours. They have flown over1,500 sorties in the eight dayssince the alliance assumedoverall command from a U.S.-led force.NATO’s jets have destroyedGadhafi’s anti-aircraft mis-sile defenses, T-72 tanks andammunition dumps, Hardingsaid. The attacks also targetedGadhafi’s loyalist forces inthe besieged city of Misrata,where rebels continue to holdout.Critics have questionedNATO’s limited strategyof only protecting civiliansthreatened by Gadhafi’stroops, rather than trying toeliminate the threat complete-ly by destroying the strong-man’s regime.“By not striking at theregime from the outset,Gadhafi was granted the ini-tiative to embed his forces inurban settings hiding behindhuman shields in a form of guerrilla warfare,” said BarackSeneer, a researcher on theMiddle East at the RoyalUnited Services Institute, aBritish military think tank.“A no-fly zone is notequipped to contend withguerrilla warfare or with astalemate that places rebelsand loyalists at close proxim-ity with one another.” he said
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today and were forced to rationpurchases again.Still, the latest quake didfar less damage, generated notsunami and largely spared theregion’s nuclear plants. Someslightly radioactive waterspilled at one plant, but thetsunami-crippled FukushimaDai-ichi complex reported nonew problems.Matsuko Ito, who has beenliving in a shelter in the smallnortheastern city of Natori sincethe tsunami, said there’s no get-ting used to the terror of beingawoken by shaking. She saidshe started screaming when thequake struck around 11:30 p.m.“It’s enough,” the 64-year-old while smoking a ciga-rette outside. “Somethinghas changed. The world feelsstrange now. Even the way theclouds move isn’t right.”The latest tremor — thestrongest since the day of thetsunami — cut power to morehomes, though it was quick-ly restored to many. About950,000 households were stillwithout electricity this evening,said Souta Nozu, a spokesmanfor Tohoku Electric PowerCo., which serves northernJapan. That includes homes inprefectures in Japan’s north-west that had been spared inthe first quake.Six conventional plants inthe area were knocked out,though three have since comeback online and the othersshould be up again withinhours, Nozu said. But withpower lines throughout thearea damaged, it was not clearwhether normal operationswould be restored, he said.
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One goes to hospital after accidentMan driving withexpired plates,suspended license
Woman chargedwith drivingunder suspension
At 4:47 p.m. on Tuesdaywhile on routine patrol,Delphos police came into con-tact with Debra Etzkorn, 42, of Delphos, at which time it wasfound that Etzkorn was oper-ating a motor vehicle whilehaving her driving privilegessuspended.As a result, Etzkorn wascited into Lima MunicipalCourt on the charge.At 2:56 a.m. on Fridaywhile on routine patrol,Delphos police came intocontact with Harry SchroyerII, 20, of Rockford, at whichtime it was found Schroyer’svehicle had expired plates.It was also found thatSchroyer was operating amotor vehicle while havinghis driving privileges sus-pended.Schroyer was cited intoLima Municipal Court on thecharges.