2 – The Herald Saturday, July 9, 2011
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While most of the country stood watch thisweek, Casey Anthony was found not guilty of pretty much everything.She was found guilty of lying to policeofficers. Whoopdedoo. A lot of people havelied to an officer. “I didn’t know I was goingthat fast.” “I didn’t see the stop sign.” “No, Ididn’t put my seat belt on as you were walk-ing up to my car.”My husband and I (OK, really just my hus-band) have followed the case from the timelittle Caylee went missing more than 3 yearsago. Nancy Grace is a staple on the TV in thebedroom, the one most watched by my hubby.I personally can’t stand her and would ratherhave two forks stuck in my eye than watchher. To me, her voice is like two cats fight-ing. She also seems a BIT biased at times.She fits right in on HLN News and Views.For me, I want the facts, not someone’s opin-ion. If I want someone’s view, I’ll ask for it.Otherwise, I want to make up my own mind.I guess that’s how the jury felt, too.The familiar mantra — it was like O.J. allover again. The police and prosecution knewsomething happened to Caylee, they knewCasey knew what it was and was more thanlikely involved, they just couldn’t prove it.They couldn’t prove anything. They had noDNA, they had no fingerprints, they had NOCAUSE OF DEATH. I would have been moresurprised and concerned if the jury had wentfor the death penalty. After listening to thetrial myself, I couldn’t have convicted her onwhat the prosecution presented.Still, little Caylee paid the price. It willnever be known how she died or why.So on July 17, Casey will be free and ableto go about her life — such that it will be.Anti-Casey web sites, Twitter and Facebookpages fill the Internet. I can’t imagine it willbe easy. I don’t want it to be. Even if she didnothing wrong, she still waited 31 days toreport her daughter missing. 31 DAYS!!!!Who does that? What kind of mother doesthat?Children die in accidents all the time.Harried parents forget their infant is in theback seat because they don’t normally takethe child to daycare. Little ones wander off because they can’t be watched 24/7. Childrenget hurt, drown in swimming pools, get lost— it happens. But how often do you hearof the parent keeping it to themselves for 31days?They should have at least convicted her of a “what-the-heck” offense.Overall, our justice system works.Defendants get their day in court, the pros-ecution has the burden of proof and a jury of their peers decides their fate. It’s not perfect.Some of the guilty go free and the innocentare sometimes convicted. But, in the longhaul, it works.When it doesn’t, people like Casey gofree.I’m going to keep watching to see whathappens next. I want to know just how hard itwill be for Casey to resume her “party” life.I think karma will give Casey a little justicedown the line. She usually does, we just haveto be patient.I just won’t be watching it with NancyGrace. Screeeeeech.
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to help veterans in the areabecome better-prepared forthe workforce.“Those in the Guard orReserve and veterans shouldbe able to find answers here toany questions they have thisday,” Gasser said. “All kindsof agencies are volunteeringto help these guys. We’vehad a lot of support and manypeople have donated time tohelp with this event.”Those who attend mustprovide verified proof of vet-eran status with one of thefollowing: DD-214, militaryactive/reserve/retires ID card,military dependent ID card,VA administration ID card orNGB form 22.For more information con-tact firstname.lastname@example.org or visitfacebook.com/ESGRLima.
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 isissued each Thursday begin-ning in April and continuesthrough November.(All work will take placeweather permitting and dur-ing daytime hours Mondaythrough Friday only unlessotherwise indicated.)
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will be restricted toone lane through the workzone Monday, July 11 forbridge deck patching, cracksealing and bridge approachslab repair. The lane closurewill be in place generallyfrom 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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will be restricted to one lanethrough the work zone onTuesday, July 12 for bridgedeck patching, sealing of pavement cracks and pave-ment repair. The lane closurewill generally be in effectfrom 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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closed for 75 days beginningApril 25 for replacement of abridge deck. Traffic detouredto Ohio 66, Ohio 117 andEastown Road back to Ohio81.
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is cur-rently restricted to one lanein the eastbound directionfor a safety upgrade proj-ect. Hartzler Road betweenAmerican Avenue and CableRoad is closed to allow theroad to be relocated to alignwith the new Lima Mall drive.Hartzler Road is expected toreopen in mid August. A newnorth/south road betweenCable Road and HartzlerRoad is now open. The eastdrive to the Lima Mall (nextto Firestone) closed on June27 for relocation and recon-struction and was expected toreopen to traffic Friday. Thetwo-way center turn lane onOhio 309 is now functioningonly as a turn lane and is notbeing utilized currently as atravel lane. Crews are work-ing in the zone most hours of the day and night. Motoristsare asked to drive cautiouslythrough the area and remainaware of equipment movingin and out of the work zone.The project will continueuntil October.
There are no projectsscheduled during the weekwhich will have a significanteffect on traffic.
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reduced to onelane through the work zonefor pavement repair.
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reduced to one lane throughthe work zone for pavementrepair.
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restricted to one lane ineach direction through thework zone for a resurfacingproject which began May 31.Work will continue throughJuly.
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remainsopen to local traffic only dur-ing reconstruction, widening,water line and sanitary instal-lation project which began in2010. Localized, one-blockclosures will occur through-out the project. Work isexpected to be completed inSeptember.
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is restricted to one lane ineach direction through thework zone for a resurfac-ing project which began May2. Work will continue untilmid-summer. Ramp closuresat the U.S. 127 interchangewill begin during the weekand will occur during night-time hours only, generallyfrom 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Theramp closures, which willaffect only one direction ata time, may continue into thefollowing week as well. Awidth restriction of 11 feetwill be in place during theproject.
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Miriam N. Sealscott, 81,of Van Wert, died at 5 p.m.Friday at Vancrest HealthcareCenter in Convoy.She was born Oct. 3, 1929,in Ohio City, to George andLillian (Ross) Billieu.On Dec. 31, 1947, Shemarried Kenny Sealscott, whosurvives.Other survivors includeson Miles Sealsoctt of VanWert; daughter Louise (Jeff)Laudick of Delphos; broth-er Walt (Nancy) Billieu of Cincinnati; sister-in-lawVirginia Sealscott of VanWert; grandchildren Kim(Scott) Schwinnen, Brian(Tina) Laudick, Dustin (Beth)Laudick, Amy McNabb andSam (Nesha) Sealscott; andgreat grandchildren Caleb andKenzie Schwinnen; KadenLaudick; Brady Fisher; AbbyLopshire; Hannah and HaleyDixon.She was preceded indeath by her brother GeorgeBillieu, brother-in-law DoyleSealscott and sisters EdithSullivan, Virginia Stowe,Dorothy Geething and RubyMatthews.She was a homemaker andmember of Trinity UnitedMethodist Church in VanWert.Friends may call from2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday atAlspach-Gearhart FuneralHome in Van Wert.Services begin at 2 p.m.Monday at the funeral homewith burial at WoodlawnCemetery in Ohio City.Preferred memorials are tothe Van Wert Dialysis Clinic.
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“As I got sicker,” sherecalled, “I gradually stoppedgoing to lunch. I wouldn’t seefriends. I was putting everyoneout of my life.” Her childrenrecalled her living in a stupor,shuffling around in her bath-robe, refusing meals in favor of a drink.Her family finally confrontedher in April 1978 and insistedshe seek treatment. She creditedtheir “intervention” with savingher life.“I was stunned at what theywere trying to tell me abouthow I disappointed them andlet them down,” Ford told TheAssociated Press in 1994.“I was terribly hurt — afterI had spent all those years try-ing to be the best mother, wifeI could be. ... Luckily, I wasable to hear them saying that Ineeded help and they cared toomuch about me to let it go on,she said.She entered Long BeachNaval Hospital and underwenta grim detoxification, whichbecame the model for therapyat the Betty Ford Center. Shesaw her recovery as a secondchance at life.“When you come back fromsomething that was as disagree-able and unsettling as my alco-holism, when you come backto health from that, everythingis so much more valuable,”she said in her book, “A GladAwakening.”Her own experience, and thatof a businessman friend whomshe helped save from alcohol-ism, were the inspiration for thecenter, located on the grounds of the Eisenhower Medical Center.She helped raise $3 million, lob-bied in the state capital for itsapproval, and reluctantly agreedto let it be named for her.“The center’s name has beenburden, as well as honor,” shewrote. “Because even if nobodyelse holds me responsible, I holdmyself responsible.”She liked to tell patients,“I’m just one more woman whohas had this problem.”Her efforts won her aPresidential Medal of Freedom,the nation’s highest civilianhonor, from the first PresidentBush in 1991. In October 1999:Gerald and Betty Ford bothwere awarded CongressionalGold Medals.She continued to be out-spoken on public issues, press-ing for fellow Republicans tobe moderate on social ques-tions. She spoke out in favor of gays in the military in a 1993Washington Post interview,saying they had been servingfor many years.During the Clinton presi-dency, Mrs. Ford praised firstlady Hillary Rodham Clinton,saying she had been with herat a meeting on health care andfound her “courteous, charming,able, attractive. ... She asks goodquestions. She picked out one of the most demanding roles shepossibly could.”In 2005, she was presentedwith the Gerald R. Ford Medalof Distinguished Public Servicefrom her husband’s foundation,telling the gathering that it was“very, very special.” She addedin her typical candor: “It’s kindof all in the family, and I feel alittle guilty about it.”Mrs. Ford’s first publicappearance after her husband’sdeath was in August 2007,when she attended a ceremonynear Rancho Mirage as a post-age stamp honoring the latepresident was issued. She didnot speak. She had not trav-eled to Texas for the funeral of Lady Bird Johnson the previousmonth.Elizabeth Bloomer was bornin Chicago on April 8, 1918,and raised in Grand Rapids,Mich. She was talented in danc-ing and ultimately studied withthe great dancer and choreogra-pher Martha Graham. She alsoworked as a model to make extramoney during the Depression.COLUMBUS (AP) — Afederal judge on Friday delayedthe execution of a condemnedOhio killer of two, agreeingwith the inmate that the stateenforces some of its executionpolicies haphazardly.Kenneth Smith was sched-uled to die July 19 for the slay-ings of a husband and wife intheir Hamilton home during a1995 robbery.Smith and other inmatesargue that Ohio too oftenstrays from its execution poli-cies by not always having therequired number of executionteam members present and notalways documenting the mixingof drugs.U.S. District Court JudgeGregory Frost agreed, callingfour areas where the state strayedfrom its policies an embar-rassment and creating what hecalled “haphazard application”of its death penalty protocols.If appealed and upheld,Frost’s decision would allowSmith to argue in an upcom-ing trial that the state violatesthe federal constitution with itsuneven application of its rulesfor executing inmates.Frost did not rule on whetherOhio’s death penalty was con-stitutional.Smith’s attorneys werepleased with the decision, say-ing Frost recognized the state’spractices were “constitutionallydisturbing.”
Ohio executionput on hold
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