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Vol. 142 No. 56
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
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Item missingfrom outsideresidence
High temperatureWednesday in Delphos was82 degrees, low was 58. Higha year ago today was 82, lowwas 65. Record high for todayis 95, set in 1947. Record lowis 46, set in 1963.
Corn: $7.42Wheat: $7.13Beans: $13.60
Items takenfrom businessBusiness reportsair conditionertampered withResidencebroken intoItems missingfrom behindbusinessPolice probepair of theftsSpouting missingfrom homeResident reportsdog running atlarge
At 3:55 p.m. on Monday,Delphos police were calledto the 200 block of EastCleveland Street in referenceto a theft complaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thecomplainant stated someonehad taken an item from theoutside of the residence.
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: Mostlyclear. Lows in the lower 60s.
: Mostlysunny in the morning thenbecoming partly cloudy. A 30percent chance of showers andthunderstorms. Highs in themid 80s.
:Mostly cloudy with a 30 per-cent chance of showers andthunderstorms. Lows in themid 60s.
: Partly cloudy witha 30 percent chance of show-ers and thunderstorms. Highsin the mid 80s. Lows in themid 60s.
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02-03-06-10-15-16-18-19-32-33-35-51-58-60-69-71-73-76-77-80Two individuals werearraigned before JudgeCharles Steele in Van WertCounty Common Pleas Courton Wednesday morning, bothhad been indicted by the VanWert County Grand Jury ear-lier this month.
26,Brownsburg, Ind., entered anot guilty plea to a charge of unauthorized use of a motorvehicle, a misdemeanor of thefirst degree.Tansy was released on a$5,000 unsecured personalsurety bond with a pretrialhearing scheduled for 8 a.m.Aug. 24.
27, VanWert, entered a not guilty pleato an indictment charging himwith possession of drugs, afelony of the fifth degree.Garrett was released on a$5,000 unsecured personalsurety bond with a pretrialhearing scheduled for 8 a.m.Aug. 24.In other court news:
James D. Ramirez,
21Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of burglary,a felony of the fourth degree.According to a Van WertCity Police Department inves-tigation, Ramirez entered ahome in Van Wert on July26.Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation andscheduled sentencing for 9a.m. Sept. 28.
44, VanWert, was sentenced to spendsixty days in the Van WertCounty Correctional Facilityon a charge of sexual imposi-tion, a misdemeanor of thethird degree.Pierce also was found tobe a tier one sex offender andwill be required to registerwith the sheriff annually forthe next 15 years.Judge Steele gave Piercecredit for 11 days in jail forthe time served awaiting thefinal disposition of the case.
35, formerlyof Van Wert now a residenceof Swanton, was given threeyears of community controlon two counts of possessionof drugs, both counts fourthdegree felonies.Diltz was arrested for anincident in August 2010 dur-ing an investigation conductedby the Ohio Crime Task Forceand the Van Wert City PoliceDepartment.Diltz will have a jail sen-tence of 30 days, which is tobe served at the determinationof her supervision officer, per-form 200 hours of communityservice and provide a list of all medications she is takingalong with a list of medicalproviders she sees.Judge Steele ordered herdriver’s license suspendedfor a period of six months,she was ordered to pay partialreimbursement of $250 for hercourt appointed counsel, $25affidavit of indigency fee andcourt costs.Judge Steele gave her asix-month prison sentence oneach count to be served con-currently with the impositionof the prison sentence to bedeferred pending the success-ful completion of the commu-nity control program.
VanWert, admitted to violating theterms of her community con-trol by testing positive for theuse of marijuana and heroinand failing to pay her courtcosts.Farmer was resentenced tothree years of community con-trol under the previous condi-tions and ordered to spend 10days in jail, she was givencredit for seven days jail timewhich she had served awaitingfinal disposition of her case.
Ronnie L. Black,
52,Delphos, entered a plea of guilty to a charge of domesticviolence, a misdemeanor of the first degree.Black had originally beencharged with domestic vio-lence, a felony of the fourthdegree.Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation andscheduled sentencing for 9a.m. Aug. 31.
Skyler D. Luegers,
20,Celina, entered a guilty pleato a charge of grand theft of amotor vehicle, a felony of thefourth degree.Judge Steele ordered a pre-sentence investigation andscheduled sentencing for 9a.m. Sept. 28.
27, VanWert, admitted to violatingher community control pro-gram.Comment admitted to vio-lating her conditions by test-ing positive for the use of bathsalts and for not paying herweekly electronic monitoredhouse arrest fees (EMHA).Judge Steele told Commentthat he was concerned abouther use of bath salts but didresentence her to three yearsof community control andordered her to spend up to sixmonths at the WORTH Centerin Lima.The basic prison term of 12 months remains but theimposition of the prison sen-tence was deferred pendingthe successful completion of the community control pro-gram.
Randal D. Keller,
51, VanWert, was placed on threeyears of community controlon a charge of possession of drugs, a felony of the fifthdegree.Keller was arrested on thecharge after the Van WertCity Police Department hadgone to arrest Keller on anoutstanding warrant issued bythe Van Wert Municipal Courtand they discovered him to bein possession of heroin.Keller was ordered to spend30 days in jail at a time to bedetermined by his supervisionofficer, complete a substanceabuse assessment and com-plete any rehabilitation pro-gram recommended.Judge Steele ordered is hisdriver’s license suspended forsix months, placed him in theintensive supervision programand ordered him to pay allcosts associated with his case.A basic prison term of sixmonths was issued to Keller,but Judge Steele deferred theimposition of the sentencepending the successful com-pletion of the community con-trol program.At 5:01 p.m. on Wednesday,Delphos police were called toa business in the 200 block of Elida Road in reference to atheft complaint.Upon officers’ arrival, anemployee stated that a subjectcame into the business andhad taken items without pay-ing for them.At 5:11 p.m. on Tuesday,Delphos police were called toa business in the 900 block of Elida Ave.Upon officers’ arrival, theowner of the business metwith officers and stated some-one had attempted to takeitems off of an air condition-ing unit at the business.At 7:08 p.m. on Monday,Delphos police were called tothe 300 block of North MainStreet in reference to a bur-glary complaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated someone hadforced their way into the resi-dence while the resident wasgone.At 2:38 p.m. on Tuesday,Delphos police were called toa business in the 200 block of North Main Street in referenceto a theft complaint.Upon officers arrival, anemployee stated that someonehad taken items from behindthe business.At 2 p.m. on Monday,Delphos police were called tothe 800 block of South ErieStreet in reference to a theftcomplaint.Upon officers’ arrival,they met with the victim whostated someone had taken anitem from the outside of theresidence.At 2:13 p.m., police werecalled to another residence inthat area who also reporteditems taken from the outsideof the residence.At 9:08 a.m. on Monday,Delphos police were calledto 600 block of West FirstStreet in reference to a theftcomplaint.Upon officers’ arrival, theymet with the victim who stat-ed someone had removed andtaken a metal spouting thatwas attached to the residence.At 5:36 p.m. on Monday,Delphos police were called tothe 1000 block of North MainStreet in reference to a dogrunning at large in that area.Upon officers arrival, theylocated the dog and later wereable to make contact withthe owner. The owner willbe cited into Lima MunicipalCourt for the offense.
Sqads of gunmen fromEgypt kill 7 inside Israel
By AMY TEIBELThe Associated Press
JERUSALEM — Squadsof gunmen armed with heavyweapons, guns and explosivescrossed into southern Israelfrom Egypt’s Sinai Peninsulatoday, killing seven Israelis inan audacious series of attacks,officials said. The vio-lence stoked concerns aboutPalestinian militants exploit-ing instability in Egypt.The attacks began aroundmidday and lasted for aboutthree hours. Israeli securityforces tracked down some of the attackers and killed sev-eral in a gunbattle, militaryspokesman Brig.-Gen. YoavMordechai said. Israeli TVchannels said seven assailantswere killed.Israel almost immediate-ly said the attackers camefrom the Hamas-ruled GazaStrip and made their waythrough Sinai, which bordersboth Israel and Gaza. Thatraised the specter of an Israelimilitary reprisal against thePalestinian territory.“The incident underscoresthe weak Egyptian hold onSinai and the broadening of the activities of terrorists,”Israeli Defense Minister EhudBarak said in a statement.“The real source of the terroris in Gaza and we will actagainst them with full forceand determination.”The attacks, which cameclose together in time andlocation, appeared coordi-nated, and represented oneof the boldest strikes in yearsagainst Israel. Hamas deniedinvolvement. In Egypt, asenior security official deniedthat the attackers crossed intoIsrael from Sinai or that thebuses were fired at frominside Egyptian territory.“The border is heavilyguarded,” said a Sinai-basedofficial who spoke on condi-tion of anonymity because hewas not authorized to speakto the media.However, security in theSinai has deteriorated sharplysince February, when long-time leader Hosni Mubarakwas ousted in a popularuprising. Many Israelis sawMubarak as a source of sta-bility with shared interests incontaining Iran and its radicalIslamic proxies in the region,such as Hamas. Mubarak alsoupheld the decades-old peacetreaty with Israel.Last week, Egypt movedthousands of troops intothe Sinai peninsula aspart of a major operationagainst al-Qaida inspiredmilitants who have beenincreasingly active in Sinaisince Mubarak’s ouster inFebruary. The militantshave taken advantage of the security vacuum causedby the abrupt withdrawalof police forces. Authoritieshave blamed the militantsfor brazen attacks on policepatrols as well as a string of bombings on a key pipelinecarrying natural gas to Israeland Jordan.A boy, Blaine David, wasborn Aug. 17 at St. Rita’sMedical Center to Shawnand Christie Allemeier of Delphos.He weighed 7 pounds, 1once and was 20 inches long.Grandparents are Dan andMargie Rostorfer and Davidand Diane Allemeier of Delphos.
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Casey Anthony attorneysappeal probation order
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) —Casey Anthony’s attorneysfiled an appeal Wednesday tostop her from having to returnto Florida to begin serving aone-year probation sentence.Anthony was acquittedlast month of a murder chargein the 2008 death of her2-year-old daughter, Caylee,and released soon afterwardfrom jail. The appeal, filedin Florida’s Fifth DistrictCourt of Appeal in DaytonaBeach, claims a probationorder upheld last week in anunrelated case would consti-tute an “illegal sentence” if carried out.Last week, a judge orderedAnthony to return to Orlandoby the end of next week inorder to report to a probationofficer. She has been keepinga low profile at an undis-closed location.Judge Belvin Perry saidAnthony must comply with anorder issued by another judge,Stan Strickland, in January2010 after she pleaded guiltyto stealing checks from afriend. At the time, Stricklandsaid Anthony should serve theprobation upon her release,but those instructions nevermade it into a written order.Corrections officials inter-preted the sentence to meanAnthony could serve the pro-bation while she was in jailawaiting her murder trial.Strickland clarified in anorder two weeks ago thatAnthony must begin her pro-bation now that she is out of jail. He then recused himself from the case and turned itover to Perry, who had pre-sided over Anthony’s murdertrial.In the appeal, Anthony’sattorneys accused Stricklandof bias, citing an appearanceon Nancy Grace’s televisionshow in which he said hewas “shocked” by the murdertrial verdict. Grace has been avocal critic of Anthony.The attorneys also arguedStrickland couldn’t amendthe order since the proba-tion sentence had alreadybeen completed. The orderalso violates double jeopardysince Anthony would be serv-ing the same sentence twice,they said.“The defendant has actu-ally served her entire sen-tence, as evidenced by herDepartment of Correctionsrecords,” the order said.In previous motions,Anthony’s attorneys havesaid she could be endangeredif she returns to Orlando sinceshe has received death threats.But those threats weren’tmentioned in the appeal.In his order last week,Perry said allowing Anthonyto serve probation while in jail “would take a lawfullyimposed sentence and make ita mockery of justice.”
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