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WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressWEDNESDAY
: Hot andhumid. Mostly sunny. Highsin the mid 90s. Southwestwinds 10 to 15 mph with gustsup to 25 mph. Heat index 94to 99.
:Mostly clear. A 30 percentchance of showers and stormsafter midnight. Lows in thelower 70s. Southwest winds 5to 10 mph.
: Increasingclouds. A 40 percent chanceof showers and storms. Highsin the mid 80s. West winds 5to 15 mph.
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:Mostly cloudy with a 50percent chance of showers,storms. Lows in the mid 60s.
: Mostly cloudy witha 40 percent chance of show-ers and thunderstorms. Highsin the upper 70s. Lows in thelower 60s.
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mates that each job in state andlocal government supports anadditional 1.3 jobs elsewherein the economy.The cutbacks stretch acrossthe country:— Monticello, Ga., has cutits police force in half — tofive. It had planned to elimi-nate the force entirely until itfound the money to keep someofficers, says Police Chief Bobby Norris.— Zanesville, Ohio, just cutnearly 50 jobs from its schools,mostly through layoffs. “Peoplehave to realize: There’s justso much money,” says schoolSuperintendent Terry Martin,who had to close a $7.2 millionbudget gap through 2016. “Wehave to watch every dime thatwe spend.”— In Alameda, Calif.,police and firefighters lastweek couldn’t save a drown-ing man in the San FranciscoBay because the fire depart-ment had cut funding for waterrescue training, wet suits andother equipment.The Great Recession of 2007-2009, the longest anddeepest downturn since the1930s, dried up state andlocal tax revenue. It alsoescalated demands for socialprograms like Medicaid andunemployment benefits and“ate through their rainy-dayfunds,” notes Michael Gapen,senior U.S. economist atBarclays Capital.For a while, federal stim-ulus spending cushioned theblow to state and local financ-es. But that money is runningout. And it probably won’t bereplenished. The federal gov-ernment is preparing to cut itsown spending to shrink hugebudget deficits.
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Obama’s decision, sug-gesting there are no majorpolicy decisions in debate andthat the more important dateis 2014, when NATO forceshave pledged to turn overcontrol of security to Afghanforces.Presidential spokesmanJay Carney said Obama’swar strategy is set and thatthe coming drawdown is“a step along the way” toAfghanistan taking control of its own country.Yet for a president head-ing into a re-election year,the pressure over Afghanistanis only mounting, particular-ly given the U.S. success infinding and killing bin Laden.As Gates traveled throughAfghanistan the past week,the most frequent question heheard from soldiers was whatdoes bin Laden’s death meanfor the war. “We shouldn’tlet up on the gas too much— at least for the next fewmonths,” the secretary said.A majority of Americansoppose the war, AfghanPresident Hamid Karzaibluntly wants a smaller U.S.presence and Congress isweary of the toll and cost of awar now nearly a decade old.Obama’s decision couldbe at least a couple of weeksaway. He is awaiting rec-ommendations from Gen.David Petraeus, the top U.S.and NATO commander inAfghanistan, who is expectedto offer a range of options onhow to begin the withdrawaland at what pace.“I intend to follow through onthat commitment that I made tothe American people,” Obamasaid Monday in an interviewwith Hearst Television.
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cat population in the city.Julie Shellhammer of theAllen County Dog Warden’sOffice and Van Wert CountyWildlife Control Officer BradBuening were present. Thebottom line of the meeting:There are no simple or cost-effective answers to this prob-lem, period.Shellhammer advised thecommittee the Allen Countydog warden does not addresscats and the Ohio RevisedCode does not require licensingfor cats, as is required for dogs.Shellhammer also indicated theAllen County Humane Societyand Angles for Animals PetRescue were not acceptingstray or unwanted cats at thistime as their facilities are filled.She favored sterilizing cap-tured cats to reduce the popula-tion but noted the proceduresdo come with a cost someonemust address.Buening provided thecommittee with extensivereading materials related toanimal control. She echoedShellhammer’s commentsand indicated his duties arerelated to wildlife animalconcerns, not stray cats.Shellhammer summedup the extensive discussionindicating a large stray catpopulation is a widespreadconcern and not exclusive toDelphos. She stressed peoplewho feed and support numer-ous strays are in effect doingmore harm than good in thelong run, promoting furtherpopulation growth.
By The Associated Press
Today is Tuesday, June 7,the 158th day of 2011. Thereare 207 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlights inHistory:
On June 7, 1776, RichardHenry Lee of Virginia pro-posed to the ContinentalCongress a resolution stating“That these United Coloniesare, and of right ought to be,free and independent States,that they are absolved fromall allegiance to the BritishCrown, and that all politicalconnection between them andthe State of Great Britain is,and ought to be, totally dis-solved.”
On this date:
In 1654, King Louis XIV,age 15, was crowned inRheims, 11 years after thestart of his reign.With Memorial Day behind us and before I get wrappedup in this summers activities, I want to extend my thanks tothose citizens that took time out of there holiday to share in thememorial tribute to the deceased veterans of Delphos.Additional thanks is extended to Mayor Mike Gallmeier,the police and fire departments, the EMS, St. John’s HighSchool Band, the Cub Scouts, Jefferson Junior High Band andthe Jefferson High School Band. Without these organizationsthere would be no parade to honor our fallen heroes.My appreciation also goes out to the “Men and Women of the Veteran’s Council, made up of members from the Veteranorganizations in Delphos. These are the comrades who performthe Veterans’ services, year round, in all kinds of weatherfor fellow veterans, whose family has requested a veterans’funeral service. These veteran members display the protocolnecessary to honor all the Comrades who have gone before us.Additionally I would like to recognize the VFW, their ColorGuard and Ladies Auxiliary, the American Legion, and theirLadies Auxiliary. I would also like to thank those membersof the Memorial Committee that put many hours in, plan-ning for the dedication of the new addition; the Persian Gulf,Afghanistan, Iraq memorial.Other participants deserving a vote of gratitude includethe individual presenters that placed flowers in remembranceof our veterans. Those individuals include American LegionCommander Keith Hall, Ladies Auxiliary Sharon Miller, VFWAuxiliary President Mary Grothause, and Military Order of Cooties (MOC) Representative, John Williams and RichardSchuck for honoring the POW/MIAs.Thanks to The Trinity United Methodist Church,” the Rev.David Howell, his wife, Jim Wilcox and the others that pitchedin and helped serve the luncheon after the Memorial service.Additionally, I would like to thank Mike Birkmeier andthe people who work for him for working with the MemorialCommittee on our project for this year. We gave them a chal-lenge and they came through for us again. Thanks Mike, andcrew.I almost forgot to say thanks to a very dedicated individualthat has been active with the Vets Council much longer thananyone has ever imagined. Doug Harter Jr. has been playingtaps for various council functions, along with taking part inveterans’ funeral services by playing taps since he has been 13years old. I have been told that time equates to about 51 yearsof service to the Delphos Veterans of this community.Finally on my list, is two people that made everything cometogether. A special thanks goes to Dave Roach, the Master of Ceremonies. Dave was the person that had to make sense of everything I sent him. A job well done! The final person tocompliment for the successful ceremony with his thoughts wasGreg Gebolys, our guest speaker. His review of the history of memorial day and his just do attitude were a great asset to theservice.
Thank You, John E. Grothousepresident, Delphos Veterans CouncilSUEVER,
James E., 63, of Elida and formerly of Delphosand Middle Point, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St.John the Evangelist CatholicChurch, the Rev. Jacob Gordonofficiating. Burial will be inSt. John’s Cemetery, withgraveside military rites by theDelphos Veterans Council.Friends may call from 4 to8 p.m. today at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, where aparish wake service will beginat 7:30 p.m. Memorial contri-butions may be made to St.John the Evangelist CatholicChurch or Van Wert InpatientHospice Center.High temperature Mondaywas 87 degrees, low was 57.High a year ago today was71, low was 54. Record highfor today is 95, set in 1933.Record low is 42, set in 1944.
A girl was born June 6 toElise and Johnathon Carverof Elida.Twins, a boy and a girl,were born June 6 to Ashley andJon Meyer of Spencerville.Arthur A. Kellermeyer Sr.of Spencerville, died Mondayat his residence surrounded byfamily.Funeral arrangementsare incomplete at ThomasE. Bayliff Funeral Home,Spencerville.Marceil Musser, 90, of Delphos, died today at St.Rita’s Medical Center.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.
Feb. 2, 1935June 4, 2011
Charles S. Ricker, 76,of Elida, died at 9:57 p.m.Saturday at St. Rita’s MedicalCenter.He was born on Feb. 2,1935, in Fort Jennings toSigmund and Clara (Meier)Ricker, who preceded him indeath.On Aug. 12, 1961, he mar-ried Geraldine T. Bendele,who survives.Also surviving are five chil-dren, Russell (Wendy) Rickerof Delphos, Mark (Paula)Ricker of Elida, PamelaRicker of Findlay, Philip(Tera) Ricker of Braselton,Ga., and David (Catherine)Ricker of Canal Winchester;11 grandchildren and fourgreat-grandchildren; a sister,Mary Knueve of Kalida; fivebrothers, Richard (Noreen)Ricker of Fort Jennings, Art(Diane) Ricker of Cloverdale,Arnold (Carolyn) Ricker of Continental and Sig (Carol)Ricker of Spencerville; and asister-in-law, Dorothy Rickerof Spencerville.He was also preceded indeath by a sister and broth-er-in-law, Betty and UrbSchnipke; a brother, EugeneRicker; a sister-in-law, DorisRicker; and a brother-in-law,Frank Knueve.Mr. Ricker was a memberof St. Charles Catholic Church.He was the owner and opera-tor of Ricker ConstructionCompany, and served in theU.S. Army. He enjoyed fish-ing, playing cards and spend-ing time with his family. OnApril 28 of this year, he wasblessed with the success-ful activation of a Cochlearimplant. This afforded him theopportunity to hear and con-verse with family and friendsfor the first time in manyyears, bringing him tremen-dous joy and contentment.Mass of Christian Burialand a celebration of life willbegin at 10 a.m. on Wednesdayat St. Charles CatholicChurch. Burial will follow inGethsemani Cemetery, withmilitary graveside rites byV.F.W. Post 1275.Visitation will be from2-4, and 6-8 p.m. today atSiferd-Orians Funeral Home,and one hour before serviceson Wednesday at the funeralhome.Memorial contribu-tions may be made to theSERTOMA, to assist peoplewith hearing health issues.Condolences may beexpressed at www.siferd-ori-ansfuneralhome.com
Arthur A.Kellermeyer Sr.Marceil MusserCharles S. Ricker
Corn: $7.50Wheat: $6.84Beans: $14.01Robert L. Ramga, 73, of Spencerville, died Mondaymorning on his family farmafter a sudden illness.Funeral arrangements areincomplete at the ThomasE. Bayliff Funeral Home inSpencerville, where friendsmay call 4-8 p.m. Wednesdayand noon to 8 p.m. Thursday.Funeral services willbegin at 1 p.m. Friday at theSpencerville United Churchof Christ.In lieu of flowers, memo-rial contributions are toSpencerville United Churchof Christ Building Fund.
By DIAA HADIDThe Associated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya — Low-flying NATO military craftunleashed a ferocious seriesof nearly 30 daytime airstrikeson Tripoli, rattling the Libyancapital today and sendingplumes of smoke billow-ing above leader MoammarGadhafi’s compound.Reporters counted at least27 strikes by mid-afternoon,and Libyan television said sev-eral structures in the Gadhaficompound were badly dam-aged. Daylight NATO raidshave been rare and signal anintensification of the alliancebid to drive Gadhafi frompower.There were no immediatereports about casualties.NATO officials havewarned for days that theywere increasing the scope andintensity of their two-monthcampaign to oust Gadhafi aftermore than 40 years in power.The alliance is assisting afour-month old rebel insur-gency that has seized swathsof eastern Libya and pocketsin the regime’s stronghold inthe west.Ambulances, sirens blar-ing, could be heard racingthrough the city during thedaylong raids that shook theground and sent thunder-ing sound waves across thecapital. Some of the strikeswere believed to have tar-geted a military barracks nearGadhafi’s sprawling cen-tral Tripoli compound, saidspokesman Moussa Ibrahim.Others hit the compound itself,Libyan television reported.Pro-Gadhafi loyalists in thecapital fired weapons into theair but after the NATO strikeshad ended.“Instead of talking to us,they are bombing us. They aregoing mad. They are losingtheir heads,” said Ibrahim.The spokesman said thedaylight strikes were particu-larly terrifying because fami-lies were separated during theday. Libyan school childrenare taking final exams at theend of the school year.“Tens of thousands of chil-dren are in Tripoli. You canimagine the shock and hor-ror of the children. You canimagine the horror of par-ents who can’t check on theirchildren who are far away,”Ibrahim said.The strikes began at around11:30am local time and con-tinued through the day. Somelanded in clusters of two andthree booming explosions.Ibarahim said the barrackslikely hit today have beenrepeated targets of NATO.Libyan television later report-ed other strikes hit the sprawl-ing compound itself. It gavefew details. The compoundhosts homes, guest houses,large grassy knolls and a campground where pro-Gadhafiloyalists sleep. The televisionsaid nearby homes were alsodamaged, along with someinfrastructure.NATO strikes before dawnMonday targeted a building of the state-run Libyan televisionstation, he said, reporting that16 people were injured. Thebuilding was only partiallydestroyed and Libyan televi-sion is still broadcasting.As NATO intensifiesair attacks on Tripoli, thereappears to be renewed diplo-matic efforts to find a peace-ful end to the civil war.
Robert L. Ramga
Rare daytime NATO air-strikes hit Libyan capital
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