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27, 2011
50¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Norway police slammed for slowresponse, p2 Wild times in NFL, p6
Obituaries 2State/Local 3Politics 4Community 5Sports 6-7Business 8Classifieds 10TV 11National news 12
Hot, sunnyThursday withhigh in mid90s and 30percent chanceof show-ers, storms. See page 2.
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Delphos midget footballsign-ups planned
Sign-ups for the 2011Delphos midget foot-ball season will run from6-7 p.m. Monday at theStadium Park shelterhouse.This is for anyonebetween ages 9-12 notcurrently on a team.You must be 9 by or onSept. 1 and no older than 12.Try-outs will be from6-7 p.m. Aug. 8-9 nearStadium Park Diamond 4.Contact Ron Ebbeskotteat (419) 692-7191with any questions.
Big Green AthleticBoosters holding scramble
The Ottoville Big GreenAthletic Boosters are spon-soring their 10th annualGolf Outing Aug. 13 at theDelphos Country Club.The 4-person scramble for-mat — with a minimum teamhandicap of 45 — will beginwith a shotgun start at 1 p.m.The $260-per-team eventfeatures 18 holes of golf anda cart; drink tickets; dinner;door prizes; long drive/clos-est-to-the-pin/long putt priz-es; a Skins game; and first-and second-place awards.An auction follows featur-ing items from the Ohio StateUniversity, the ClevelandBrowns, other area courses,Budweiser and more.Entry deadline is Monday.Make checks (with teamcontact name and e-mailaddress) payable to: Golf Outing, PO Box 512,Ottoville, OH 45876.
TWC offersmovie at park
Time Warner Cable ishosting a Family Fun Nightfeaturing “Connect A MillionMinds” at 7 p.m. Friday atStadium Park featuring themovie “Gnomeo & Juliet.”The event will have freegiveaways and families willbe able to win prizes as wellas learn more about TimeWarner Cable’s “ConnectA Million Minds” project.The movie begins at 9p.m. People are encour-aged to bring blanketsand lawn chairs.The events are freeand open to the public.
St. Peter holdsVBS this week
More than 70 childrenhave enjoyed The BigJungle Adventure: AFaith Journey withJesus this week at St.Peter Lutheran Church.Above: Benhi Khabeb, left, and Kathy Verhoff teach children handgestures for a song. Left:Ashlyn Schimmoeller, left, Barbie Cross and DonninRiordan decorate noise-makers. The program willconclude with a pool partyThursday.
District listensto voters: trimsbudget, changeslevy language
BY NANCY SPENCERnspencer@delpho-sherald.com
DELPHOS — With thefailure of its permanent 1 per-cent Earned Income Tax Levylast fall, Delphos City SchoolsBoard of Education membersknew they had some work todo to pass a levy to supportdistrict operations.Following meetings withvoters and a well-attend-ed rally, board memberstook what they learned andtrimmed budgets, laid off teachers and restructured theprincipal staff in what theyhope is a positive directionas the district places a 5-year,.5 percent Traditional IncomeTax Levy on Tuesday’s bal-lot.“We listened to our con-stituency and made the chang-es they seemed to want,”Superintendent Jeff Pricesaid Tuesday. “We recon-structed the levy, making ita traditional instead of earnedincome and we lowered itfrom 1 percent to .5 percent.The voters want to hold usaccountable. We live in anage of accountability. That’sfine, we want that, too.”Price said the .5 percentmay seem more attractive butthe reduced amount will notallow for property tax relief promised with the 1 percentlevy.“We can live with the .5percent but voters have tounderstand we can’t go withthe lesser rate and give theproperty tax relief we offeredwith the former levy,” Pricesaid.Another sticking pointexpressed by voters was thatsome people would be exclud-ed from paying the earnedincome tax like senior citi-zens. The traditional incometax draws revenue from allincome if the taxpayer files astate tax form.Board members alsoworked to see a black bot-tom line instead of red atthe end of each fiscal yearin the 5-year forecast with
Delphos City Schools
See LEVY, page 2
Rains, mudslides kill 32,cause havoc in SKorea
By SAM KIM andHYUNG-JIN KIMThe Associated Press
SEOUL, South Korea(AP) — Walls of mud bar-reling down a hill buried 10college students sleeping in aresort cabin and flash floodssubmerged the streets andsubway stations in Seoul, kill-ing at least 32 people today inSouth Korea’s heaviest rainsthis year.The students were engulfedby a landslide in Chuncheon,about 68 miles (110 kilome-ters) northeast of Seoul, saidfire marshal Byun In-soo. Amarried couple and a conve-nience store owner also died.Witnesses interviewed ontelevision said the landslidesounded like a massive explo-sion or a freight train. Theydescribed people screamingas buildings were carriedaway by rivers of mud.About 670 firefighters,soldiers, police and oth-ers rushed to rescue thosetrapped and extract the deadfrom the mud and wreckagein Chuncheon, where 24 oth-ers were injured and severalbuildings destroyed.In southern Seoul, 16 peo-ple died when mud crashedthrough homes at the footof a mountain, the NationalEmergency ManagementAgency said. Three othersalso died after a stream justsouth of the capital flooded,and 10 people were reportedmissing throughout the coun-try, the agency said in a state-ment.Fast-moving mudwatersfilled the streets in Seoulon today, sending residentsscrambling to the roofs of their partially submergedcars.Water filled some subwaystations and spewed fromsewers. TV images showedpeople in one flooded subwaystation using shovels, broomsand a wooden board in aneffort to keep more rain fromcoming in.Footage showed officialsrescuing hikers stranded onmountainsides. People plod-ded down streets coveredwith knee-deep water, manybarefoot, their pants rolledup. In Seoul’s center, carswere restricted from enteringthe lower part of a submergedtwo-level bridge.The heavy rain sinceTuesday left about 620 peo-ple homeless and flooded 720houses and about 100 vehi-cles throughout South Korea,the emergency managementagency said.About 17 inches (440 mil-limeters) of rain fell on Seouland more than 13 inches (340millimeters) on Chuncheonin the last two days, about 15times more than the averagetwo-day rainfall at this timeof year, according to the state-run Korea MeteorologicalAdministration.Weather officials saidanother 10 inches (254 mil-limeters) could fall in north-ern South Korea, includingSeoul, through Friday.
Nancy Spencer photosStacy Taff photos
Summer Reading Program concludes at pool 
The Delphos Public Library’s Summer Reading Program concluded Tuesday evening witha pool party at the Delphos Municipal Swimming Pool for the participants and their families.Childrens’ Librarian Denise Cressman expressed her gratitude to those who make the programpossible. “We can’t do this every year without the very generous people and organizations whodonate the funds,” she said. “They’ve been especially generous the last couple of years, knowingwe don’t have the funds. I’m also really grateful to my volunteers, who are there to herd thechildren everywhere, glue this, unscrew that, or walk the kids to potty breaks.”
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2 The Herald Wednesday, July 27, 2011
For The Record
The DelphosHerald
Vol. 142 No. 37
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising manager
Tiffany 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
Phillip K.Hammond
Delphos weather
Nov. 22, 1963-July 26, 2011
Phillip K. Hammond,47, of Delphos, died at 2:20p.m. Tuesday at CommunityHealth Professionals InpatientHospice Center of Van Wert.He was born Nov. 22,1963, in Lima to David andGlenna (Buzard) Hammond,who preceded in death.He was married to DebbieBosh, who survives inDelphos.Other survivors includesisters Vicky Hammond andAllison (Jack) Teeters of Delphos and Cindy (Mitch)Smith of Harrod; brotherLarry (Shirley) Hammondof Delphos; children Robin,Brian, Amelia and Alisha;grandfather Tom Minnig; andmany nieces and nephews.He was also preceded indeath by his brother, EdwardHammond.Mr. Hammond worked forOttoville ACME Machine andwas a member of St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church, apast member of the DelphosEagles, enjoyed motorcy-cles, astronomy and his dog,Peanut.Funeral services beginat 10 a.m. Friday at Harterand Schier Funeral Home,with burial following inResurrection Cemetery.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Thursday at the funeralhome, where a parish wakebegins at 7:30 p.m., and foran hour prior to the serviceFriday.Memorials are to helpcover funeral expenses.
By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, July27, the 208th day of 2011.There are 157 days left inthe year.
Today’s Highlight inHistory:
On July 27, 1861, UnionMaj. Gen. George B.McClellan took command of the Army of the Potomac dur-ing the Civil War. (McClellanlater became general-in-chief of the Union Armyas well, but ended up beingrelieved of his commands byPresident Abraham Lincoln,who was dissatisfied with hisperformance.)
On this date:
In 1789, President GeorgeWashington signed a measureestablishing the Departmentof Foreign Affairs, forerun-ner of the Department of State.In 1866, Cyrus W. Fieldfinished laying out the firstsuccessful underwater tele-graph cable between NorthAmerica and Europe (a pre-vious cable in 1858 burnedout after only a few weeks’use).In 1909, during the firstofficial test of the U.S.Army’s first airplane, OrvilleWright flew himself and apassenger, Lt. Frank Lahm,above Fort Myer, Va., forone hour and 12 minutes.In 1921, Canadianresearcher Frederick Bantingand his assistant, CharlesBest, succeeded in isolatingthe hormone insulin at theUniversity of Toronto.In 1940, Bugs Bunnymade his “official” debut inthe Warner Bros. animatedcartoon “A Wild Hare.”In 1953, the KoreanWar armistice was signedat Panmunjom, ending threeyears of fighting.In 1960, Vice PresidentRichard M. Nixon was nomi-nated for president on thefirst ballot at the Republicannational convention inChicago.
High temperature Tuesdayin Delphos was 87 degrees,low was 64. High a year agotoday was 85, low was 62.Record high for today is 99,set in 1956. Record low is 50,set in 1977.
Jeffrey D., 48, of Spencerville, memorial servic-es will begin at 1 p.m. Thursdayat Thomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome in Spencerville. Burialwill follow in SpencervilleCemetery. Friends may callfrom 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdayat the funeral home. Memorialcontributions may be madeto Sheri Evans, to be decidedlater.
John David, 93,of Columbus and formerly of Spencerville, services willbegin at 9:30 a.m. Thursdayat Thomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome in Spencerville, theRev. Kermit Welty offici-ating. Burial will follow inSpencerville Cemetery.Friends may call from 4-8p.m. today at the funeral home.Memorial contributions maybe made to the American RedCross, Allen County Chapterin Lima.
KathleenA., 59, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at1 p.m. Friday at St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church,the Rev. Melvin Verhoff offi-ciating. Burial will be in St.John Cemetery. Friends maycall from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.Thursday at Harter and SchierFuneral Home, where a parishwake will be held at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributions maybe made to St. John’s Schoolsor St. Rita’s Hospice.
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Norway police slammed forslow response to rampage
By SHAWNPOGATCHNIKThe Associated Press
OSLO, Norway — WhenAnders Behring Breiviklaunched his assault on theyouth campers of UtoyaIsland, he expected Norway’sspecial forces to swoop downand stop him at any minute.Instead, Delta Force policeofficers made the 25-mile journey by car — they haveno helicopter — then had tobe rescued by a civilian craftwhen their boat broke downas it tried to navigate a one-minute hop to the island.It took police more than 90minutes to reach the gunman,who by then had mortallywounded 68 people. Breivikimmediately dropped hisguns and surrendered, havingexceeded his wildest murder-ous expectations.As Oslo’s police forcesounds an increasinglydefensive note, internationalexperts said Tuesday thatNorway’s government andsecurity forces must learnstark lessons from a massacremade worse by a lackadaisi-cal approach to planning forterror.“Children were beingslaughtered for an hour anda half and the police shouldhave stopped it much sooner,”said Mads Andenas, a lawprofessor at the University of Oslo whose niece was on theisland and survived by hid-ing in the bushes. One of hisstudents was killed.“Even taking all the extenuat-ing circumstances into account,it is unforgivable,” he said.These include the fact thatBreivik preceded his one-man assault on the islandwith a car bomb in the heartof Oslo’s government center.Authorities were focused onhelping survivors from thatblast as the first frantic callscame in from campers hidingfrom the gunman on Utoya,northwest of Oslo.Survivors said they strug-gled to get their panicked pleasheard because operators onemergency lines were rejectingcalls not connected to the Oslobomb. When police finallyrealized a gunman was shoot-ing teens and 20-somethingsattending a youth retreat onthe island, Breivik had alreadybeen hunting them down forhalf an hour.In a final act of bungling,police on Monday revised theisland death toll down to 68,after initially miscounting thecorpses at 86.Breivik’s lawyer, GeirLippestad, said Tuesday hisclient was surprised he evenmade it onto the island with-out being stopped by police,never mind that he was leftto fire his assault rifle andhandgun for so long.The island’s lone part-timesecurity guard was among thefirst people he killed.Police spokesman JohanFredriksen rebuffed criticismTuesday of the planning andequipment failures, callingsuch comments “unworthy.”“We can take a lot, we’reprofessional, but we are alsohuman beings,” he said.International experts saidNorway must take a hardlook at a response systemapparently premised on theassumption that the countrydidn’t face a credible riskof terrorist attack, much lessa back-to-back bombing andgun rampage.That could be difficultin a country renowned for aculture of openness that hasled to jaw-dropping securitylapses in the past.Norway’s most infamouscrimes before Friday involvedthe 1994 and 2004 thefts of artworks by its best-knownpainter, Edvard Munch. In thefirst theft, the robbers left theirladder propped up against anunlocked National Gallerywindow — and replacedMunch’s “The Scream” witha mocking note: “Thanks forthe poor security.”Fernando Reinares, formersenior anti-terrorism adviserto the Spanish government,said Friday’s attacks pointto “an astonishing failure inpolice intelligence.” He saida competent anti-terroristagency would have identi-fied Breivik before he struckbecause of his purchases of bomb-making ingredientsand specialist weaponry.
“Children werebeing slaugh-tered for an hourand a half andthe police shouldhave stopped itmuch sooner.Even taking allthe extenuatingcircumstancesinto account, it isunforgivable.”
Mads Andenas,law professor at theUniversity of Oslo
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$700,000 in cuts to theupcoming 2011-12 budgetand beyond. Reductionsinclude the institution of pay-to-participate for extra-cur-ricular activities; cutting twocustodian positions; absorb-ing shuttle services intoexisting routes; cutting twolibrary aides, two elementaryteachers, one vo-ag teach-er, the Family ConsumerScience teacher, a half-timemusic teacher and computerapplications teacher; elimi-nating the athletic direc-tor position, transportationsupervisor, safety servicedirector and lunchroom andrecess monitor at FranklinElmentary. Other cost-savingmeasures for the upcom-ing school include retire/rehire Mark Fuerst twinningprincipal duties at Franklinand Landeck elementaries.Landeck classes have alsobeen modified to includegrades 1-5 instead of 1-6.Teachers also helped thebottom line in June whenthey approved a base sal-ary freeze and increased theirown insurance contributions.Price said the most recentcuts have affected JeffersonHigh School the most.“High school students arefeeling the cuts to a greaterdegree than other students,”Price said. “We have had toeliminate the block schedul-ing due to a limited facultyand students have lost elec-tives like French. They arealso taking several coursesonline like personal financeinstead of in a classroom set-ting.”Price said that if the levyfails, more reductions wouldhave to be made.“We run a very tight ship.If any operating levies godown, cuts would have to bemade. We depend on theselevies for operations. It’s notto pay our teachers more orgive anyone a raise. It’s tokeep what we have,” Priceadded.Items up for reinstate-ment include a Franklinfourth grade teacher and thetransportation supervisor andelimination of the paymentof extra-curricular mile-age for both St. John’s andJefferson programs.Price said voters shouldremember the election’s out-come will affect both Delphosschools, either positively ornegatively.“If the levy is passed, wewill reinstate some of theneeded services that benefitboth the public and non-pub-lic schools,” he said. “Wehave two school districtshere and both their successdepends on the community’ssupport.”
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Help wanted?It’s hard to believe thateven during challenging eco-nomic times, there arenumerous employersacross our state withvacant jobs that theycan’t fill.According to theState of Ohio, thereare as many as 70,000open positions forwhich Ohio compa-nies are unable to findqualified workers.America has aunique opportunity to addressthe skills gap that preventshardworking Americans fromfinding good jobs and pro-hibits eager-to-grow compa-nies from hiring the skilledworkers needed to expand.Many of these employers arein high-growth industries likebiotechnology, clean energy,information systems, andadvanced manufacturing. Theskills gap denies workers newopportunities and underminesour nation’s economic com-petiveness.How can we close theskills gap? We can start bygoing directly to the source of Ohio’s economic might: ourskilled workers and innova-tive businesses.Since 2007, I have con-vened more than 170 round-table discussions atsmall businesses,manufacturing plants,schools, houses of worship, and com-munity centers in allof Ohio’s 88 coun-ties. During these lis-tening sessions, I’veheard about localchallenges and pos-sible solutions fromcommunity and busi-ness leaders, workers, andentrepreneurs on ways tostrengthen Ohio’s economy.With guidance from localcommunities, I’m workingto pass legislation to fill thegap between available jobsand our nation’s workforce. Itstarts by tailoring local work-force development efforts tomeet the needs of local busi-nesses in a regional cluster.Look at the economic devel-opment generated aroundMassachusetts Route 128,which is now a haven for high-tech businesses. California’sSilicon Valley is another suc-cess story. In each of theseplaces, businesses were ableto take advantage of a local-ly-based and highly-trainedworkforce. Over time, theseareas have only continued toleverage existing resources toattract more businesses andemployees.The StrengtheningEmployment Clusters toOrganize Regional SuccessAct would use existing fed-eral funds to provide grants tocommunity partnerships thatalign job training to the avail-ability of jobs in the com-munity.If we’re going to attractnew employers to Ohio, weneed to ensure that localworkforce developmentefforts support the needs of local industries.Here’s what SECTORSwould do: connect eager-to-work, soon-to-be-employeeswith workforce developmentresources, including com-munity colleges, workforceboards, local businesses, andemerging industries.Several regions in Ohiohave already taken a leadon establishing these sector-based strategies.Sector partnershipshave formed around healthcare from the NorthernOhio Health, Science andInnovation Coalition totraining programs that serveOhio’s renowned health caresystems.Ohio is home to theemerging biotechnology andbiosciences industry, led byBioOhio and Ohio’s networkof cutting edge entrepreneursand world-class college anduniversity research organiza-tions, including The Ohio StateUniversity, Case WesternReserve University, andCleveland State University.There’s an Ohio sector forshipbuilding and mechanics,led by the WSOS CommunityAction in northwest Ohio.We’ve seen leadershipfor manufacturing and con-struction training, led by theGreater Cincinnati WorkforceNetwork.What will these partner-ships mean for our state?North Carolina’s ResearchTriangle and Florida’s tour-ism industry are goodexamples of states that havestrengthened sectors to bol-ster regional economic devel-opment. These are successfulclusters that build around askilled labor force. Ohio canbe just as strategic in pursuingnew economic developmentopportunities and providingnew workforce skills train-ing.And the results will help toimprove our state’s infrastruc-ture and create new jobs.According to a multi-year,random assignment impactstudy conducted by a non-partisan and nonprofit pub-lic interest research group,
participants in sector‐based
training programs had higherearnings compared to otherworkers. According to thereport, sector-based workersaveraged 18.3 percent higherearnings – about $4,500 morethan a control group duringthe 24-month period of thestudy.Ohio has no shortage of eager, hardworking potentialemployees. The SECTORSAct creates partnershipsbetween educators, indus-try, and workforce trainingboards to ensure that work-ers have the right skills toget hired in high-tech, good-paying jobs. And by ensuringa skilled, local workforce, wecan attract employers in high-growth industries.
Let’s move Ohio toward sector-based job-creation
CLEVELAND (AP) —Superman’s famous “S” insig-nia will grace specialty licenseplates in Ohio if a nonprofitsociety formed to honor thecomic superhero’s creators hasits way.The license plate proposedby the Siegel and ShusterSociety also would contain thelegend “Ohio — Birthplace of Superman.”Superman was created inCleveland by Jerry Siegel andJoe Shuster when they wereteenagers in the 1930s.“Superman is an inter-national icon, and everyoneneeds to know that it startedright here,” society memberIrving Fine told The PlainDealer of Cleveland.Fine is a first cousin of Siegel. Both of Superman’sco-creators have died.The society needs to collectat least 500 names on petitionsas a first step.
Group wantsspecial Supermanlicense platein Ohio
BRYAN (AP) — The saleof a northwest Ohio dinerincludes its iconic sign, whichwould look familiar to fans of the old TV sitcom “Alice.”The sign outside Lester’sDiner in Bryan features aneon coffee cup that says “14OUNCE CUP” and appears tobe pouring out a stream of cof-fee that takes the shape of anarrow. The Blade newspaper of Toledo reports the sign inspiredone for Mel’s Diner on “Alice,”which starred Linda Lavin andaired in the 1970s and ‘80s.
CLEVELAND (AP) —Former president James A.Garfield will be memorial-ized on money when a coinbearing his face is unveiledat his former Mentor home inNovember.The Plain Dealer reportsGarfield will join OhioansUlysses S. Grant and RutherfordB. Hayes in 2011’s crop of $1coins. The coins are part of a2007 project by the U.S. Mintto commemorate presidents inthe order they served.Republican U.S. Rep. SteveLaTourette says the Nov. 17ceremony will honor Garfield,Mentor and its residents.LaTourette serves the northeastOhio area Garfield representedin Congress for 18 years.Garfield was the nation’s20th president.
Diner sold, coffee-cup sign used for ‘Alice’
Former President Garfeld
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