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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 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 KaylaSchimmoeller.CongratulationsKayla!Jefferson’s Scholar of theDay is VictoriaBlack.CongratulationsVictoria!
Scholars of the Day
2 – The Herald Wednesday, April 27, 2011
For The Record
Betty J. Metcalfe
Dec. 2, 1924 - April 25, 2011
Betty J. Metcalfe, 86,of Delphos, died at 9:13p.m. Monday at VancrestHealthcare Center.She was born Dec. 2, 1924,in Glandorf to Louis and Clara(Kolhoff) Wortkoetter.She married Marion“Mike” Metcalfe, who diedon Dec. 9, 1967.Survivors include threesons, John (Kyong) Metcalfeof Tacoma, Wash., Daniel(Kathleen) Metcalfe of Ottoville and William (Brenda)Metcalfe of Elida; three daugh-ters, Judith (David) Kriegel of Evans, Ga., Ann (Mark) Pittelof Macomb, Mich., and MaryJo (Scott) Foust of Delphos;a sister, Cecelia Walling of Dayton; a brother, Bernard(Annabelle) Wortkoetter of Simpsonville, S.C.; and 11grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.She was also preceded indeath by a daughter, SharonLucas; two brothers, Hermanand William Wortkoetter; threesisters, Mary Wortkoetter,Leona Cook and Ida MaeCostello; and three grandsonsand two great-grandsons.Mrs. Metcalfe worked atSarah Jane Nursing Home asa STNA for 22 years. Shewas a member of St. John theEvangelist Catholic Churchand enjoyed crocheting, read-ing and loved spending timewith her grandchildren.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 11 a.m. Fridayat St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church, the Rev.Jacob Gordon officiating.Burial will be in St. John’scemetery.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Thursday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, wherea parish wake will begin at7:30 p.m.Preferred memorials are tothe Delphos Senior CitizenCenter or St. John’s ParishFoundation.
A boy was born April 25to Dean and Beth Trombly of Fort Jennings.A boy was born April 25to Dan and Eva Vonsossan of Fort Jennings.No citations were issuedfollowing a two-car colli-sion reported at 10:37 a.m.Tuesday in the 200 block of North Canal Street.Glen Rampe of FortJennings was northbound onCanal Street when a vehicledriven by Richard Elstonof Middle Point was back-ing from a parking space andstruck the Rampe vehicle inthe right side.Both vehicles sustainedlight damage and no injurieswere reported.
No citations inbacking crash
Corn $7.51Wheat $7.36Soybeans $13.75
Ohio woman pleads guilty in Indiana casino sting
CINCINNATI (AP) — Awoman pleaded guilty Tuesdayin Ohio to robbing Indianacasino patrons and others andhas agreed to testify againsther co-defendants, includingthe father of her child born in jail.Amy Hoover, 25, of Cincinnati, pleaded guilty tofive counts of aggravated rob-bery in a deal with HamiltonCounty prosecutors, AssistantProsecutor Mark Piepmeiersaid.Four other charges weredismissed in exchange forHoover’s testimony against herboyfriend, Kenyatta Erkins,36, and Ugbe Ojile, 34, also of Cincinnati, Piepmeier said. Allthree were arrested in Octoberin an undercover operationand are accused of followingpatrons back from riverboatcasinos in neighboring Indianaand robbing them.Hoover’s attorney didnot immediately return callsTuesday.Hoover, who could havereceived 50 years on the charg-es, is to be sentenced June 1.No sentencing recommen-dation has been made yet,pending court proceedingsagainst Erkins and Ojile, pros-ecutor’s spokeswoman JulieWilson said. They are sched-uled for trial May 16.“She’s definitely goingto prison,” Piepmeier said of Hoover.Hoover, who cried through-out her pleas, said her childwas born while she was in jailand now lives with Hoover’smother in another state, TheCincinnati Enquirer reported.The group robbed casinopatrons at least two dozentimes, prosecutors said.Hamilton County ProsecutorJoe Deters said at the time of the arrests that the suspectswould target people they sawwinning money at a casino,follow them to their homes orhotels and rob them at gun-point. Most of the robberiesoccurred in Ohio, and many of the victims were elderly andseen as more vulnerable, hesaid.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyThe Associated PressTONIGHT:
Showers andchance of thunderstorms in theevening, then rain likely aftermidnight. Lows in the mid 40s.West winds 5 to 15 mph. Gustsup to 25 mph after midnight.Chance of rain 80 percent.
Cloudywith a 50 percent chance of showers. Breezy and coolerwith highs in the lower 50s.Southwest winds 15 to 20 mphbecoming 20 to 30 mph in theafternoon.
Cloudy with a 30 percent chanceof showers in the evening thenmostly cloudy after midnight.Lows in the lower 40s. Westwinds 15 to 20 mph.
Mostly cloudyin the morning then becom-ing partly cloudy. Highs inthe lower 60s. West winds 10to 20 mph with gusts up to 30mph.
Mostlyclear. Lows in the lower 40s.
Partlycloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.
SATURDAY NIGHTAND SUNDAY:
Mostlycloudy with a 40 percentchance of showers and thun-derstorms. Lows around 50.Highs in the mid 60s.
Mostlycloudy with a chance of show-ers and a slight chance of athunderstorm. Lows in the mid40s. Chance of measurable rain40 percent.
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High temperature Tuesdayin Delphos was 70 degrees,low was 50. Rainfall wasrecorded at .48 inch. High ayear ago today was 52, lowwas 38. Record high for todayis 87, set in 1990. Record lowis 28, set in 1976.
1 dead as storms poundSouth for 2nd straight day
By ANDREW DeMILLOand NOMAANMERCHANTThe Associated Press
VILONIA, Ark. — Violentweather ripped through theSouth for a second straightnight, killing at least one personin Arkansas, damaging morethan 100 homes in a rural EastTexas community and over-turning a trailer at an oil drillingsite in Louisiana.The latest round of severeweather Tuesday night andearly today came a day after aseries of powerful storms killed10 people in Arkansas and onein Mississippi.The National WeatherService issued a high-riskwarning for severe weather ina stretch extending from north-east of Memphis to just north-east of Dallas and covering alarge swath of Arkansas. It lastissued such a warning on April16, when dozens of tornadoeshit North Carolina and killed21 people.The Arkansas Departmentof Emergency Managementconfirmed early today that oneperson died in a storm in SharpCounty. Officials said the personwas in a home near ArkansasHighway 230 but didn’t knowexactly how the person died orwhether a tornado had toucheddown in the area.Dozens of tornado warningshad been issued in Arkansasthroughout the night. Strongwinds peeled part of the roof off of a medical building nextto a hospital in West Memphis,near the Tennessee border, butno one was inside.One person was injuredwhen a storm slammed throughan area 75 miles east of Dallasnear the tiny East Texas townof Edom, said Fire Chief EddieWood. Witnesses describedseeing a tornado, and thewoman who was injured was ina mobile home that was rolledby the possible twister.“We have major destruc-tion,” said Chuck Allen, VanZandt County emergency man-agement spokesman. “We havemultiple houses damaged ordestroyed ... easily 100-plus.”A video shot by the TylerMorning Telegraph showedemergency responders coveringthe injured woman to shield herfrom rain and hail. Her mobilehome was reduced to a pile of debris in the road.There were also minor inju-ries reported in northwesternLouisiana when a trailer at anoil drilling site turned over inhigh winds in Bossier Parish. Innearby Webster Parish, Sheriff’sDeputy Chuck Warford saidthere were reports of downedtrees and power lines and somedamage to roofs.The latest round of stormsmoved through as communitiesin much of the region struggledwith flooding and damage fromearlier twisters. In Arkansas,a tornado smashed Vilonia, just north of Little Rock, onMonday night, ripping the roof off the grocery store, flatten-ing homes and tossing vehiclesinto the air. Four people werekilled in Vilonia, and six diedin flooding elsewhere in thestate. In Mississippi, a 3-year-old girl was killed when a stormtoppled a tree onto her home.An early warning may havesaved Lisa Watson’s life. Shepacked up her three children andwas speeding away from theBlack Oak Ranch subdivision inVilonia when she looked to herleft and saw the twister approach.Two of her neighbors died intheir mobile homes, and a visit-ing couple who took shelter in ametal shipping container wherethe husband stored tools diedwhen the container was blown atleast 150 feet into a creek.Jimmy Talley said his broth-er, David, told his mother thathe and his wife, Katherine, wereleaving the mobile home they’dbeen staying in because theythought the container would besafe.“He said ‘I love you, Mom,’and that’s the last that anybodyheard from him,” Jimmy Talleysaid.The tornado also reducedthe mobile home the couplehad been staying in to a pileof boards and belongings. Theother victims were CharlesMitchell, 55, and a 63-year-oldman whose name has not yetbeen released.Faulkner County JudgePreston Scroggin said the tor-nado tore through an area 3miles wide and 15 miles long,and he thought more peoplemight have died if the residentshadn’t been receiving warningsabout a possible outbreak of tornadoes since the weekendand the local weather officehadn’t issued a warning almost45 minutes before the twisterhit Vilonia.