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Sunday, June 12 at 11am
Contact Pastor Terry McKissack
Delphos Baptist Church
302 North Main St, Delphos, 419-692-0061or 419-302-6423
2 – The Herald Saturday, May 28, 2011
For The Record
Vol. 141 No. 295
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
In the 11-plus years I have worked at TheHerald, I have had the pleasure of meetingsome really neat, unique and wonderfulpeople.Every once in a while, one will stand out.Kaleb Helms is such a person.For all his 11 years, he has more compas-sion for others than many adults I know.I first met Kaleb two years ago when hedecided to collect water for earthquake vic-tims. He had seen something on TV abouttheir situation and the person talking saideveryone should help. Well, Kaleb took thatto heart and collected nearly a ton of water.I thought he was a pretty neat kid then.Roll forward a couple of years and nowKaleb, who is in to science and such, istaking the Youth Astronaut Class at theNeil Armstrong Air and Space Museum inWapakoneta. He learned the museum haslost state funding and is struggling.Of course he wishes to continue his class-es because since he was 3 years old, he’s alsowanted to be an astronaut. He also sees thevalue in the museum and wants everyone tobe able to enjoy it.Yes, this child has spent but 11 years onthis earth and he already gets it. He trulygets it.Statistics don’t even show philanthropynumbers for kids Kaleb’s age. It starts withGeneration Y. The Matures top the list with77 percent giving. Generation Y is of coursethe least with 54 percent giving.There are many lessons to be learnedfrom young Kaleb. First and foremost, hesees a need and he finds a way to fill it.Secondly, he does it with no thought of hisown gain.Now, how is he going to accomplish hisgoal of keeping the space museum up andrunning for generations to come? He is raf-fling the mountain bike he earned sellingpopcorn with Boy Scouts and he also gotsomeone else to donate one to raffle, too.If just a fraction of us had the philan-thropic insight this young gentleman does,the whole world could be a better place.If you see young Master Kaleb out andabout, tell him what a cool kid you think heis. If you don’t think he’s cool, knock it off.Speaking of a better place, please jointhe Delphos Veterans Council, VFW andAmerican legion members in honoring andremembering those who gave all in the fightfor freedom.They will unveil three new monumentsat the park. I’m sure it will be a must-seeevent.
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COLUMBUS — TheOhio State Highway Patrolis reminding drivers to notget behind the wheel impairedthis Memorial Day weekend.Troopers will be workingalongside local law enforce-ment officers in an effortto have a weekend free of impaired-fatal crashes.Memorial Day weekendis traditionally a dangerousholiday period on Ohio roads,particularly for impaired driv-ing crashes. Last MemorialDay holiday, six of the 11people killed on Ohio road-ways were involved in alco-hol-related crashes.“Each day, over two mil-lion miles are driven byimpaired motorists and theirpoor choices severely threatenthe well-being of every citizenin the state,” Colonel JohnBorn, superintendent of thePatrol, said. “Fatalities causedby impaired drivers are indeeda national tragedy - and thatmakes them a potential trag-edy for each of us.”Motorists should alsobe reminded that wearing asafety belt is the single mosteffective tool in reducinginjuries and deaths in crashescaused by impaired drivers.This message is part of thenational Click It or Ticketsafety belt mobilization coor-dinated by the Department of Public Safety’s Ohio TrafficSafety Office.Troopers encourage thepublic to continue using1-877-7-PATROL to reportimpaired or dangerous drivers,as well as stranded motorists.
Patrol reminds drivers not todrive impaired this weekend
Delphos City SchoolsWeek of May 30-June 1
Monday: No school.Tuesday: Assorted sand-wiches, assorted veggies,assorted fruit, lowfat milk.Wednesday: Mini subsandwich, baby carrots, fritos,apple, lowfat milk.
St. John’sWeek of May 30-June 1
Monday: No school.Tuesday: Rotini/meat-sauce/ garlic toast or shreddedchicken sandwich, jello, salad,peaches, milk.Wednesday: Chickenstrips/roll or cold meat sand-wich, cheese potatoes, salad,banana, milk.Thursday: Cook’s choice,vegetable, fruit, milk.
LandeckWeek of May 30-June 1
Monday: No school.Tuesday: Hamburger sand-wich, mashed potatoes/gravy,fruit, milk.Wednesday: Choice of sandwich, corn, fruit, milk.Thursday: Cook’s choice,fruit, milk.
LincolnviewWeek of May 30-June 1
Monday: No school.Tuesday: Pepperoni pizza,vegetable, fruit, milk.Wednesday: Cook’schoice, vegetable, fruit, milk.
Elida Elementary, Middle and High SchoolWeek of May 30-June 1
Daily every student isoffered the choice of four dif-ferent lunches. These includethe one printed here, pizzalunch, sandwich lunch or chef salad lunch.Monday: No school.Tuesday: French toast w/syrup, sausage, 100% juice,assorted fruit, lowfat milk.Wednesday: Cheese bread-sticks w/sauce, green beans,assorted fruit, lowfat milk.Thursday: Cook’s choice.Friday: Cook’s choice.
GomerWeek of May 30-June 1
Monday: No school.Tuesday: French toast w/syrup, sausage, 100% juice,assorted fruit, lowfat milk.Wednesday: Cheese bread-sticks w/sauce, green beans,assorted fruit, lowfat milk.Thursday: Cook’s choice.Friday: Cook’s choice.
SpencervilleWeek of May 30-June 1
Monday: No school.Tuesday: Breaded chickenpatty sandwich, corn, orangesherbet, milk.Wednesday: Chicken nug-gets, mashed potatoes withgravy, assorted breads, peach-es, milk.Thursday: (K-4) Hot hamand cheese sandwich, greenbeans, fruit, milk. (5-12)Barbecue pork sandwich,green beans, fruit, milk.Friday: (L-4) PB&JUncrustable, string cheese,carrots w/dip, applesauce cup,milk. (5-12) Pizza wedge,assorted vegetables, fruit,milk.
By LYNN ELBERAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES — Jeff Conaway, who starred in thesitcom “Taxi,” played swag-gering Kenickie in the moviemusical “Grease” and publiclybattled drug and alcohol addic-tion on “Celebrity Rehab,”died Friday. He was 60.The actor was taken off life support Thursday and diedFriday morning at EncinoTarzana Medical Center,according to one of his man-agers, Kathryn Boole.“It’s sad that people remem-ber his struggle with drugs. ...He has touched so many peo-ple,” she said, calling Conawaya kind and intelligent man whowas well read and “alwaysso interesting to talk to. Werespected him as an artist andloved him as a friend.”“He was trying so hard toget clean and sober,” Booleadded. “If it hadn’t been forhis back pain, I think he wouldhave been able to do it.”Family members, includinghis sisters, nieces and neph-ews, and his minister, werewith him when he died, Boolesaid.He was taken to the hospi-tal unconscious on May 11 andplaced in a medically inducedcoma while being treated forpneumonia and sepsis, whichis blood poisoning caused by abacterial infection.Conaway had failed to seekmedical aid, instead trying totreat himself with pain pillsand cold medicine, said PhilBrock, Boole’s business part-ner.“He’s a gentle soul with agood heart ... but he’s neverbeen able to exorcise hisdemons,” Brock said afterConaway was hospitalized.Conaway is the secondperson who appeared in theVH1 reality series “CelebrityRehab With Dr. Drew” wholater died. In March, formerAlice in Chains bassist MikeStarr, who was on the show in2009, was found dead in SaltLake City. The month before,police there had arrested himon suspicion of possession of medications without a requiredprescription.Messages seeking com-ment from Pinsky, a physicianand radio and TV personality,were not immediately returnedFriday.Conaway had acknowl-edged his addictive tenden-cies in a 1985 interview withThe Associated Press, whenhe described turning his backon the dream of a pop musiccareer. He’d played guitar ina 1960s band called 3 1/2 thatwas the opening act for groupsincluding Herman’s Hermits,The Young Rascals and TheAnimals.“I thought, ‘If I stay inthis business, I’ll be dead ina year.’ There were drugs allover the place and people weredoing them. I had started to dothem. I realized that I’d die,”Conaway told the AP.His effort to avoid addic-tion failed, and his battles withcocaine and other substanceswere painfully shared in twostints on “Celebrity RehabWith Dr. Drew.” Conaway,who’d had repeated back sur-geries for an injury, blamed hiscocaine use and pain pill abusein part on his lingering backproblem.Conaway was born in NewYork City on Oct. 5, 1950,to parents who were in showbusiness. His father was anactor, producer and agent, andhis mother was an actress.He made his Broadwaydebut in 1960 at the age of 10in the Pulitzer Prize-winningplay “All the Way Home.” Bythen his parents were divorced,and Conaway had spent a greatdeal of time with his grandpar-ents who lived in the Astoriasection of Queens.“I used to hold in a lotof feelings. I’d smile a lotbut I was really miserable. Ididn’t know it at the time,but I’ve figured it out since.When I was on stage, I couldmake people laugh,” he saidin 1985.He toured in the nation-al company of the comedy“Critic’s Choice,” then attend-ed a professional high schoolfor young actors, musiciansand singers. After abandon-ing music he returned to act-ing with a two-year stint in“Grease,” on Broadway (play-ing the lead role of DannyZuko at one point) and even-tually with the touring com-pany.The musical about highschool love brought Conawayto Los Angeles and televi-sion, including a small part on“Happy Days” that led to larg-er roles. He had roles in smallfilms and then in the movieversion of “Grease” (1978),although he lost the top-billedpart to John Travolta.In 1978, he won the “Taxi” job — playing vain, strugglingactor Bobby Wheeler — thatput him in the company of Judd Hirsch, Danny de Vitoand Andy Kaufman in whatproved to be a hit for ABC.The tall, gangly actor, witha shock of blond hair and whatthe late longtime AP dramacritic Michael Kuchwaracalled a “wide-angle smile”and “a television face, justright for popular consump-tion,” appeared a success.But Conaway, who receivedtwo Golden Globe nomina-tions for “Taxi,” said he tiredearly of being a series regu-lar, although he stayed withthe series for three years, until1981.
‘Taxi,’ ‘Grease’ star dies at 60
The following is the reportconcerning construction andmaintenance work on statehighways within the OhioDepartment of TransportationDistrict 1, which includes thecounties of Allen, Defiance,Hancock, Hardin, Paulding,Putnam, Van Wert andWyandot. This report is issuedeach Thursday beginning inApril and continues throughNovember.(All work will take placeweather permitting and dur-ing daytime hours Mondaythrough Friday only unlessotherwise indicated.)
Allen CountyOhio 81 from east of Township Road 68 to ConantRoad
will be restricted to onelane through the work zonein the eastbound direction forpaving.
Ohio 66 north of Spencerville
will be restrictedto one lane through the workzone in the northbound direc-tion for paving.
Ohio 309 between CoolRoad and Thayer Road
willbe closed beginning May 31for 30 days for the replacementof two culverts. Traffic willbe detoured onto Interstate 75,Ohio 81 and Ohio 235 back toOhio 309.
Ohio 81 approximately amile and a half east of Ohio 66over the Auglaize River
closedfor 75 days beginning April25 for replacement of a bridgedeck. Traffic detoured ontoOhio 66, Ohio 117 and EastownRoad back to Ohio 81.
Ohio 309 (Elida Road)from Robb Avenue toEastown Road on the westside of Lima
is currentlyrestricted to one lane in theeastbound direction for a safe-ty upgrade project. Crews arecurrently working in the areabetween Robb Avenue andArthur Avenue during daytimehours. Beginning Monday, anight crew will begin excava-tion work in the area fromWendy’s to Eastown Road.With the addition of the nightshift, crews will be working inthe zone most hours of the dayand night. Motorists are askedto drive cautiously throughthe area and remain aware of equipment moving in and outof the work zone. Project willcontinue until September.
Putnam CountyOhio 15 between Ohio108 and the Defiance Countyline
will be restricted to onelane through the work zone forsealing of pavement cracks.
Van Wert CountyU.S. 224 between U.S. 30and the Putnam County line
will be restricted to one lane ineach direction through the workzone for a resurfacing projectset to begin Tuesday. Work willcontinue through July.
Ohio 118 over Town Creek just south of Township Road82
closed May 16 for 30 daysfor bridge deck overlay. Trafficdetour begins at the intersectionof Ohio 118 and Ohio 81. Goeast on Ohio 81 to its intersec-tion with U.S. 127. Go northon U.S. 127 to its intersectionwith Ohio 118. The same detourapplies in reverse for the oppo-site direction of travel.
Ohio 118 (Shannon Street)between Ervin Road andMain Street
remains open tolocal traffic only during recon-struction, widening and waterline and sanitary installationproject which began in 2010.Localized one-block closureswill occur throughout the proj-ect. Work is expected to becompleted in September.
U.S. 30 between U.S. 224and Lincoln Highway
isrestricted to one lane in eachdirection through the work zonefor a resurfacing project whichbegan May 2. Work will con-tinue through mid-summer.
By ANGELA CHARLTONAssociated Press
DEAUVILLE, France —Russia abandoned one-time allyMoammar Gadhafi and offeredFriday to mediate a deal forthe Libyan leader to leave thecountry he has ruled for morethan 40 years.The striking proposal bya leading critic of the NATObombing campaign reflectsgrowing international frustra-tion with the Libyan crisis and adesire by the Kremlin for influ-ence in the rapidly changingArab landscape.With Gadhafi increasinglyisolated and NATO jets inten-sifying their attacks, Russia mayalso be eyeing Libya’s oil andgas and preparing for the pros-pect that the lucrative Libyanmarket will fall into full rebelcontrol.Early today, two NATO airstrikes shook the Libyan capital,Tripoli. It was not immediatelyclear what was targeted.“He should leave,” RussianPresident Dmitry Medvedevsaid of Gadhafi. “I proposedour mediation services to mypartners. Everyone thinks thatwould be useful.”The proposal thrustMedvedev into the spotlight ata summit in France of Group of Eight rich nations. Talk of thisyear’s Arab world uprisings hasdominated the summit.Analysts question whetherRussia still has any leverageover Gadhafi, and the leadersof France, Britain and Germanysaid there’s no point in negoti-ating directly with the Libyanleader himself.“If Gadhafi makes this deci-sion, which will be beneficialfor the country and the peopleof Libya, then it will be pos-sible to discuss the form of hisdeparture, what country mayaccept him and on what terms,and what he may keep and whathe must lose,” Medvedev toldreporters.Medvedev said he is sendingenvoy Mikhail Margelov to therebel stronghold of Benghaziimmediately to start negoti-ating, and that talks with theLibyan government could takeplace later. Margelov said ear-lier Friday that it’s necessary tonegotiate with all “reasonable”representatives of the govern-ment, including Gadhafi’s sons.
Russia wants Gadhafi out