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By ANNED’INNOCENZIOThe Associated Press
NEW YORK — Storesare trying everything they canthink of to disguise the factthat you’re going to pay morefor clothes this fall.Some are using less fab-ric and calling it the newlook. Others are adding cheapstitching and trumpeting itas a redesign. The buttonson that blouse? Chances areyou’re not going to think it’sworth paying several dollarsmore for the shirt just to havethem.Retailers are raising priceson merchandise an average of 10 percent across-the-boardthis fall in an effort to offsettheir rising costs for materi-als and labor. Merchants areworried that cash-strappedcustomers who are weigheddown by economic woes willbalk at price hikes. So, retail-ers are trying to raise priceswithout tipping off unsus-pecting customers.“Let the consumer trick-ery begin,” said Brian Sozzi,Wall Street Strategies retailanalystBill Melnick, director of strategic planning at SAIMarketing, which studiesconsumer behavior at majorconsumer brands, said mostshoppers may not noticeretailers’ tactics to disguiseprices. But he says shopperswon’t buy if they can’t affordit.“Shoppers are being prag-matic,” he says, nothing thatthey think “’If it fits into mybudget, then it’s a sale.”’Retailers have long triedto mask price hikes — forinstance, jacking them upmore than needed so thatthey can offer a “sale” onthe higher price. But the newstrategies come as merchants’production and labor costsare expected to rise 10 per-cent to 20 percent in the sec-ond half of the year afterhaving remained low duringmost of the past two decades.Costs can quickly add up:Raw materials account for 25percent to 50 percent of thecost of producing a garment,while labor ranges from 20percent to 40 percent, ana-lysts estimate.
By RIAZ KHANThe Associated Press
PESHAWAR, Pakistan —A suicide bomber struck amosque in a Pakistani tribalregion during Friday prayers,officials said, killing at least40 people and wounding 85others in the deadliest attackin the country in recentweeks.The attack came duringthe holy month of Ramadan,a time of fasting, sharing andheightened community spiritfor Muslims.No group immediatelyclaimed responsibility, butthe Taliban and other Islamistmilitants have previously tar-geted mosques, especially if they believe enemies — suchas army soldiers or anti-mil-itant tribesmen — are usingthe facilities.The mosque hit todayis in Ghundi, a village inthe Khyber tribal region, apart of Pakistan’s tribal belt.Khyber has long been a basefor Islamist militants, and thePakistani army has wagedmultiple operations aimed atpacifying the region but withlimited success.Khyber also is a key regionfor the U.S. and NATO,because a large portion of non-lethal supplies headingto U.S. forces in Afghanistanpasses through it.Some 300 people had gath-ered for prayers this afternoonin the Sunni mosque, andmany were on their way outwhen the explosion occurred,local administrator IqbalKhan said.“All the evidence we havegathered confirms that it isa suicide attack,” said FazalKhan, another local officialwho also confirmed the casu-alty figures. He said witness-es alleged the bomber was ayoung man.Saleem Khan, 21, said peo-ple panicked after the blast,and that amid the smoke,cries and blood, several ranover him when he fell.“Whoever did it in the holymonth of Ramadan cannotbe a Muslim,” he said froma hospital bed in the mainnorthwest city of Peshawar.“It is the cruelest thing anyMuslim would do.”TV footage from the sceneshowed a heavily damagedbuilding. Prayer caps, shoesand green prayer mats were
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Lady Ottsplan bus trip
The Ottoville LadyOtts have planned a bustrip to the 42nd annualSauerkraut Festival Oct.8 in Waynesville.The trip also includesa stop at The Greenein Beavercreek formore shopping, din-ing and entertainment.Seats need to be reservedby Sept.12 for $34 per per-son which includes the trip,doughnuts, coffee and juice.Checks are payableOttoville Lady Otts, P.O. Box77, Ottoville OH 45876.Proceeds benefit com-munity projects.
Library offerscomputer classes
The Delphos PublicLibrary will offer computerclasses Aug. 27, 29 and 30.Very basic computerclasses will be given at 9:30a.m. Aug. 27; Excel classeswill be given at 6:30 p.m.Aug. 29; and MicrosoftWord classes will be givenat 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30.These classes will beheld in the State of OhioMobile Lab and are limitedto 10 patrons per session.These are free programs.Contact the libraryto sign up.SunnySaturday withhigh in mid80s and 30percent chanceof show-ers, storms.See page 2.
Today’s Slate
Football ScrimmagesWaynesfield-Goshenat Jefferson, 6 p.m.;Edgerton at Elida, 6:30a.m.; Evergreen atCrestview, 6:30 p.m.; USVat Spencerville, 7 p.m.;Liberty Center at ColumbusGrove, 7 p.m.; Coldwaterat Van Wert, 7 p.m.Boys Golf St. John’s, Elida, Kalidaand Van Wert at CelinaInvitational (Fox’s Den),8:30 a.m.; Jefferson andLincolnview at Paulding(Auglaize, NWC), 10a.m.; Parkway at FortJennings (DCC), 10 a.m.;Spencerville, ColumbusGrove, Crestview andAda at Bluffton (BlufftonGC, NWC), 10 a.m.Girls TennisElida at NapoleonWildcat Invitational,9:30 a.m.
Saturday’s Slate
Boys SoccerLincolnview at LimaSenior, 10 a.m.; Ottovilleat Sidney LehmanCatholic, 11 a.m.Girls SoccerLincolnview atLima Senior, 10a.m.; Wapakoneta atOttoville, 6 p.m.Boys Golf Fort Jennings at Parkway(Deerfield), 10 a.m.
Board accepts Price’s resignation
BY NANCY SPENCERnspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — DelphosCity Schools Board of Education announcedThursday it will begin thesearch for an interim superin-tendent immediately.During a special meet-ing, the board acceptedSuperintendent Jeff Price’sresignation and thanked himfor his four years of service.Price was instrumental informulating a strategic planfor the district, somethingschool board members feelmade the district better as awhole.“Jeff made us look ahead,”John Klausing said. “Wearen’t just looking two orthree years ahead now, we arelooking at goals to achievefor the next five years.”Board member PerryWiltsie said Price’s lead-ership fostered a team-player atmosphere.“We havedistrict teams,building teamsand committeesworking togeth-er for the samegoal,” Wiltsiesaid.Price accept-ed the superin-tendent positionwith the districtin 2007 and ledthe school dis-trict to obtain itsfirst excellent rating fromthe Ohio Department of Education in 2008-09 andmaintain an excellent ratingfor the next two years.“Being an excellent schooldistrict doesn’t happen byaccident,” Board PresidentRon Ebbeskotte said. “Thattakes a lot of work and alot of cooperation from allpoints.”Price said meeting theexcellent rating criteriawasn’t his doing alone.“I can’t takeall the credit forthat,” Price said.“The foundationwas laid for thatbefore I camehere. We justbuilt on it.”Price addedthat he is proudof the leader-ship he has seendevelop at thecity schools.“I am pleasedwith the realizationfor the need for professionaldevelopment from all of thestaff. Education is dynamic— it’s always changing —and I know the teaching staff here will keep challengingthemselves and stay aheadof the curve. I hope I had alittle part in that, ” he said.“I am in debt to the districtfor my own professional andpersonal growth since I’vebeen here.”Price was also the facilitatorof the Race to the Top scopeof work for thedistrict and wasan Ohio SchoolImprovementgrant writer.As an advocatefor the OhioImprovementProcess (OIP),Price oversawthe district’sOIP, whichencouragedleadership andteam-buildingskills.Price’s last day at DelphosCity Schools is Sept. 29.Bellefontaine’s Hi-PointCareer Center’s Board of Education approved Price asthe district’s next superin-tendent on Wednesday. Pricewill begin his superintendentduties on Oct. 3.“I am excited for the oppor-tunity to have an impact on thelives of people and training orretraining people to meet theongoing demand of the work-place, college and the mili-tary,” Price said.“Hi-Point also hasa variety of adultprogramming. I’mlooking forward tothat as well.”Price takes 26years of leadershipand experienceto Hi-Point, withthe last 10 yearsin administra-tion. He began hiscareer in 1985 as ahigh school SocialStudies teacher atUpper Scioto Valley LocalSchools before teaching thesame at Riverdale Local HighSchool from 1986-87.He returned to UpperScioto Valley in 1987 fornine years, where he taughtSocial Studies, was the ath-
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Jeff Mohler, left, accepts a $500 donation from Jason Buettner of Fischer Plumbing andHeating for his 100-plus-mile ride in the Pelotonia Saturday. The Pelotonia benefits theJames Cancer Research Center in Columbus with 100 percent of the money raised goingto cancer research.
Mohler to ride in Pelotonia 11 Saturday
BY NANCY SPENCERnspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — Jeff Mohlerhopes the 30-40 miles he hasbeen cycling each night hasprepared him for the 100-plus miles he will mark off inSaturday’s Pelotonia 11.The 49-year-old chose thePelotonia after learning 100percent of the proceeds go tocancer research.“I have a friend who hadthroat cancer and it reallytouched me,” Mohler said.“This is a great cause. Onein 2 men and 1 in 3 womenwill be diagnosed with cancerin their lifetime. Finding acure seems to be the rightanswer.”Jason Buettner is alsoa supporter of a cure forcancer. Buettner has beenoffering his “Pink Potties”to Fischer Plumbing andHeating customers with $5from each potty rental goingto the American CancerSociety branch in the countythe portable restrooms areplaced.“I had been looking fora way to donate and whenI saw we could get the pinkportable restrooms, I thoughtit would be a great way to doit and draw attention to cancerresearch. It’s hard to miss apink potty,” Buettner said.Pelotonia organizersexpect nearly 5,000 cyclistsSaturday and Sunday forthe 100-plus-mile trek fromColumbus to Athens.Pelotonia was founded bycancer survivor Tom Lennox,who rode 163 miles in thesummer 2008 across CapeCod in support of the DanaFarber Cancer Institute.This is the third annualPelotonia.
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 Jennings hosts Motor Madness
Fort Jennings will host its annual Motor MadnessWeekend beginning at 5 p.m. today with cruise-in, carshow and food and beverage tent. The burn-out conteststarts at 7 p.m. and duck races are at 8 p.m. All today’sevents are in downtown Fort Jennings. On Saturday, the park will host a food and beverage tent at 11 a.m.with a lawn mower and golf cart poker run at noon.The NASCAR RC race track opens at noon and mowerracing hot laps and time trials start at 6:30 p.m. Mowerraces begin at 7:30 p.m.GablePrice
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The DelphosHerald
Vol. 142 No. 57
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
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,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
At 11 p.m. on Thursday,Delphos police came intocontact with Chad Nueman,26, of Delphos, at which timeNueman was found to be inpossession of drug abuseinstruments.As a result, Nueman wasarrested on the charge andtransported to the Van WertCounty Jail. He will appear inVan Wert Municipal Court onthe charge.
Delphos manfaces possessioncharge
Delphos weather
High temperature Thursdayin Delphos was 85 degrees,low was 61. Rainfall wasrecorded at .24 inch. High ayear ago today was 86, lowwas 60. Record high for todayis 99, set in 1983. Record lowis 48, set in 1964.Corn: $7.29Wheat: $6.93Beans: $13.54
: Mostlyclear. Lows in the lower 60s.Southeast winds around 5mph.
: Mostlysunny with a slight chanceof showers and storms in themorning...Then partly cloudywith a chance of showers andthunderstorms in the after-noon. Highs in the mid 80s.Southwest winds around 5mph. Chance of rain 30 per-cent.
:Mostly cloudy with a 40 per-cent chance of showers andthunderstorms. Lows in themid 60s. South winds around5 mph.
: Partly cloudywith a 30 percent chance of showers and storms. Highsin the lower 80s. Northwestwinds 5 to 10 mph.
: Partlycloudy with a 30 percentchance of showers and thun-derstorms in the evening...Then mostly clear after mid-night. Lows in the mid 60s.
: Partly cloudy.Highs in the lower 80s.
: Mostly clear.Lows around 60. Highs in thelower 80s.
Burglary probeleads to man’swarrant arrest
At 6:47 p.m. on Thursday,Delphos police were called tothe 600 block of West FifthStreet in reference to a bur-glary complaint.Upon officers arrival,the victim stated someonehad gained entry to the resi-dence and had taken itemsfrom inside. Officers did findsigns of forced entry into theresidence and contacted theDetective Bureau.As officers were inves-tigating the complaint, theycame into contact with GarrettDienstberger, 26, of Delphos,at which time it was found thatDienstberger had an activewarrant for his arrest issuedout of Van Wert County. Asa result, Dienstberger wastransported to the Van WertCounty Jail on the warrant.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Thursday:
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World stocks plunge ongrowing recession fears
By COLLEEN BARRYThe Associated Press
MILAN — Global stocksfell again today as fears of apossible U.S. recession com-bined with ongoing worriesover Europe’s debt crisis,which is stoking acute fearsover the continent’s bankingsector.However, a better thananticipated opening on WallStreet helped European mar-kets recoup a large chunk of their earlier losses.“This week has seen acontinuation of the trend of weaker than expected dataand political reaction to theEuropean problems whichpretty much amounts to ’Let’shave a get together a cou-ple of times a year,’ “ saidGary Jenkins, an analyst atEvolution Securities.”Britain’s FTSE 100 lost0.7 percent to 5,056, whileGermany’s DAX fell 2.1 per-cent to 5,483. France’s CAC-40 was down 1.2 percent at3,041.In the U.S., the Dow Jonesindustrial average was down0.6 percent at 10,931 whilethe broader Standard & Poor’s500 index fell 0.1 percent at1,140. Futures markets hadbeen predicting far biggerdeclines earlier.The market turmoil of thelast two days has dashed anyhopes of a quiet second half of August — a normally quietperiod when trading dries upuntil the U.S. returns from theLabor Day holiday in earlySeptember.Financial markets havewrestled for several weekswith fears that a new recessionin the U.S. is in the offing.Another round of soft eco-nomic data further spookedinvestors all round the world.A woeful manufacturing sur-vey Thursday from the FederalReserve Bank of Philadelphiarenewed U.S. recession fearsin particular.A parallel concern centerson Europe after a Franco-German summit earlier thisweek failed to persuadeinvestors a convincing fix tothe spiraling debt crisis wasimminent. The leaders prom-ised further economic integra-tion but no concrete measureslike eurobonds, which wouldspread the risk among the 17nations using the commoncurrency.Banks have borne thebrunt of the selling in themarkets on renewed worriesof the health of the continent’sbanks, while safe-haven goldprices nudged up against the$2,000 an ounce mark, andcrude prices fell as investorsfeared a global slowdown willzap demand for crudeEurope’s banks have alsobeen hit by indications fromGerman Chancellor AngelaMerkel and French PresidentNicolas Sarkozy that theircountries were developing aplan to tax financial transac-tions.In an effort to smooth outthat turbulence, France’s stockmarket regulator put in place aban on short-selling last week,preventing traders from bet-ting on the decline in a share’sprice. Other European regu-lators have instituted similarbans.But on Thursday theAuthorite des MarchesFinanciers eased the ban,saying it would allow trad-ers to roll over — or extend— their short positions whenthey expired. It will continueto bar them from taking onnew ones. It had been unclearbefore whether traders couldroll over positions they’dheld before the ban went intoeffect.Several countries bannedshort selling during the finan-cial crisis of 2008 to try totame volatility. But someexperts argued that the bansactually contributed to a feel-ing of uncertainty since theirvery existence suggests thesystem isn’t working as itshould and limits how traderscan respond.One moderately bright spotfor European policymakerremains the relative calm inthe bond markets after theEuropean Central Bank startedbuying up Italian and Spanishbonds. Both countries’ yieldson their ten-year bonds havefallen over a percentage pointto below 5 percent, which isconsidered manageable.There’s also been somecalm in the currency markets,with the euro up 0.9 percent at$1.4423 and the dollar down0.4 percent at 76.45 yen.Earlier, Asian shares alsotook a beating following thebig retreat Thursday in Europeand the U.S.Japan’s Nikkei 225 indexdropped 2.5 percent to8,719.24 and Hong Kong’sHang Seng slid 3.1 percent to19,399.92.Mainland Chinese sharestracked losses elsewhere, withshares in coal, oil and cementleading the decline. TheShanghai Composite Indexlost 1 percent to 2,534.36 afterdipping almost 2 percent ear-lier in the day. The ShenzhenComposite Index lost 0.8 per-cent to 1,133.84.Oil prices continued to tanktoo amid fears over globaldemand. Benchmark oil forSeptember delivery was down$1.43 to $80.95 a barrel inelectronic trading on the NewYork Mercantile Exchange.Crude fell $5.20, or 5.9 per-cent.
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scattered across a blood-splattered floor, while ceilingfans were twisted and wallsblackened. Men comforted ayoung boy who wept as heheld his hand to his heart.The attack appeared to bethe deadliest since twin bomb-ings in mid-June killed around40 people in Peshawar. Thatattack was believed to be partof a wave of bombings stagedby militants to retaliate overthe U.S. killing of al-Qaidachief Osama bin Laden inMay.The Pakistani Taliban andtheir affiliates stage attacks inPakistan because they opposeIslamabad’s alliance with theUnited States.Also today, two U.S. mis-siles struck a house in a trib-al region that was once aPakistani Taliban stronghold,killing four people, intelli-gence officials said.The strike came asPakistani-U.S. relations arestruggling since the unilat-eral American raid that killedbin Laden in the northwestPakistani garrison town of Abbottabad. The contin-ued missile attacks, whichPakistan officially opposes,suggests Washington consid-ers the tactic too valuable togive up.Though Pakistan objectsto the covert, CIA-run mis-sile program, it is believedto have aided it at times. TheU.S. rarely acknowledges theprogram.The two missiles hit ahouse today in Sheen Warsakvillage in the South Waziristantribal area, according to twoPakistani intelligence offi-cials who spoke on conditionof anonymity because theywere not authorized to speakto reporters.The identities of the deadwere not immediately clear.Although U.S. officials insistthe vast majority of victimsin the strikes are militants,Pakistanis and some humanrights activists have saidcivilians are often caught upin the attacks.South Waziristan is a law-less stretch of rugged terri-tory that was largely underthe control of the PakistaniTaliban until October 2009,when the country’s armylaunched an operation againstthe insurgents. However, mil-itant activity is still occasion-ally reported in the region.It is nearly impossibleto independently verify theinformation from the regionbecause access is heavilyrestricted.
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Stores already have passed alongtheir rising costs to custom-ers by raising prices on selectitems. The core Consumer PriceIndex, which includes spend-ing on everything except foodand energy, rose 0.2 percentin July, the Labor Departmentsaid Thursday. But now thatproduction costs are going upeven higher, merchants areincreasing prices on a broaderrange of merchandise. Becauseof their concern that shopperswill retreat, though, retailers aretreading the line between style,quality and price.Some merchants are mak-ing inexpensive tweaks ——additional stitching, fake buttonholes, fancy tags —— to justifyprice increases. Those embel-lishments can add pennies to$1 to the cost of a garment,but retailers can charge $10more for them, said MarshalCohen, chief industry analystwith market research firm TheNPD Group.“We’re not seeing defla-tion or inflation; we’re seeingcon-flation,” he said. “Storesare making consumers believethey’re getting more for theirmoney.”After the price of the fab-ric for its girl’s corduroypants almost doubled, catalogretailer Lands’ End, based inDodgeville, Wis., raised theprice of the pants by $7 to$34.50. The company, a unitof Sears Holdings Corp., alsoadded buttons and stitching onthe pockets to dress them up.“Consumers are going tonotice the price differences,”said Michele Casper, a Lands’End spokeswoman. “But theyare also going to get a lot of added benefits so they knowthey’re not getting short-changed.”
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letic director, coached varsitygirls basketball, junior varsityand varsity baseball and wasan assistant varsity footballcoach.In 1996, Price went toHardin Northern LocalSchools where he was theSocial Studies teacher for fiveyears. He also coached juniorhigh football, junior varsityand freshmen boys basketballand varsity baseball.In 2001, Price acceptedthe middle and high schoolprincipal position at UpperScioto Valley. As principal,Price assisted the district inobtaining an effective ratingon its Ohio Report Card. In2005, Price took on the super-intendent position at HardinNorthern Local Schools.Price and the school commu-nity successfully implement-ed a strategic plan that leadto the successful remodelingof Hardin Northern LocalSchools. The district alsoobtained an effective ratingon its Ohio Report Card.Price has held leadershippositions in multiple educa-tional and community orga-nizations. He is a memberof the Rotary Club, OptimistClub and a board memberof the local Crime Stoppers.He is also a former memberof the Board of Deacons atGrace Gospel Church in Ada.After earning a bachelor of arts in comprehensive SocialStudies and education fromthe University of Findlay,Price received his master of arts in teaching in AmericanHistory from BowlingGreen State University. Hereceived his administrationcertification and superinten-dent licensure in 2001 and2004, respectively, from theUniversity of Findlay. Price iscurrent working on receivinghis doctorate in education-al leadership from AshlandUniversity.According to Ebbeskotte,the interim position will lastuntil spring so new members joining the board in Januarycan assist in choosing whothey will work with.“It’s only fair to let thenewcomers have a voice inchoosing a new superinten-dent,” Ebbeskotte said. “Thisis the person they will be sit-ting down with.”The board also hiredKristin Gable as Title I read-ing and math and interven-tion specialist. The Daytonnative is a 2003 graduateof Dayton Christian HighSchool and earned a bach-elor’s degree in middle child-hood education from OhioNorthern University, whereshe met her husband, Delphosnative Brent Gable. She per-formed her student teachingat Bath Middle School andtaught fourth-grade math atPathway School of Discoveryin Dayton. For the past three3 years, she has been a sub-stitute teacher, marking mostof her time at Delphos CitySchools.Gable will be in theFranklin and Landeck ele-mentary buildings in themorning and the high schoolin the afternoon.In other business, theboard:
• Granted Kay Gossman
supplemental contracts asboys and girls athletic man-ager for the 2011-12 schoolyear;
• Renewed Josh McElroy’s
contract as the district’s tech-nology coordinator; and
• Approved Brenda Bonifas
as volunteer soccer coach.
“This week hasseen a continua-tion of the trendof weaker thanexpected data andpolitical reaction tothe European prob-lems which prettymuch amounts to’Let’s have a gettogether a coupleof times a year.’ ”
 –Gary Jenkins, an analystat Evolution Securities.”
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COLUMBUS — A coupleaccused of running a pill millare operating a second clinicand using profits they hidfrom the government to takeextensive gambling and shop-ping trips, federal prosecutorssaid in a filing Thursday.The government wants thebond revoked for Nancy andLester Sadler, accused of run-ning a pain management clin-ic in a southern Ohio countyconsidered one of the worstplaces in the country for pain-killer addiction.The Sadlers didn’t tell thegovernment they run anoth-er clinic making $15,000 aweek, “While the taxpayersare footing the bill for theSadlers’ criminal defense,”Timothy Mangan, an assis-tant U.S. Attorney, said inthe filing.The government alsoalleges the Sadlers requirepatients visiting their painmanagement clinic, inColumbus, to bring a secondpatient not being treated forpain. The government callsthese sham patients meant tosubvert a new law limitinghow much of a clinic’s busi-ness involves pain treatment.The government says oneof these sham patients diedafter obtaining pills at theColumbus clinic.“The Sadlers’ continuedoperation of an illegitimatepain clinic also creates a sub-stantial risk to the communi-ty,” Mangan said in the filing,arguing it justifies revokingthe couple’s bond arrange-ments.The Sadlers are free ontheir own recognizance,according to filings in thecase.Richard Goldberg, attor-ney for Lester Sadler, saidThursday he had not seen themotion and could not com-ment.Goldberg said previouslythat the Sadlers did every-thing they could to ensureproper medical care wasgiven to patients at theirclinic in Waverly, which hassince closed.A message was left withNancy Sadler’s attorney,Steven Hillman, who in thepast has not returned phonecalls about the case.A year ago, the Sadlerssubmitted affidavits say-ing they made a combinedmonthly income of $3,860and required government-funded defense attorneys.The government says thatsince the original indictment,the couple has continued tooperate Ohio Medical West,a clinic in Columbus, withLester Sadler as owner andNancy Sadler as an employ-ee.The government says thatthe Columbus clinic takesin hundreds of thousands of dollars a year and that afterexpenses the couple is spend-ing thousands of dollars onpurchases for an embroiderybusiness and on gamblingtrips.The government says thisyear alone, Nancy Sadlergambled with $58,533 at theHollywood Casino in Indiana,while Lester Sadler gambledwith $21,368.The 2010 indictmentagainst the Sadlers allegesthat employees at their south-ern Ohio pain clinic wererequired to set up enoughappointments to fill 30 to40 prescriptions of powerfulpainkillers a day at $125 avisit.Workers who met thequota would receive a week’spay for three or four days’work, according to the gov-ernment. Those who slippedup got less.
Feds: Ohio pill mill operators hiding their income
By ANN SANNERAssociated Press
COLUMBUS —Opponents of Ohio’s newelection overhaul werecleared Thursday to proceedwith their effort to ask vot-ers to repeal the law, whichmakes changes such as mov-ing the 2012 presidential pri-mary from March to Mayin the traditional presidentialswing state.Fair Elections Ohio hadwanted to challenge onlyparts of the law — not theprimary switch — but hita snag earlier this monthwhen Attorney General MikeDeWine ruled against word-ing the group planned to useto collect signatures neededto make the ballot. Based onDeWine’s ruling, organizersresubmitted their phrasing tochallenge the entire bill.DeWine gave the grouphis approval on Thursday,and the state’s top elec-tions official also said FairElections Ohio had the 1,000valid signatures it needed tocontinue with its effort.Opponents must now gath-er roughly 231,000 signaturesby Sept. 29 to get a referen-dum on the 2012 ballot.“We have people all overthe state chomping at the bit toget a petition to start circulat-ing,” said Jennifer Brunner, aformer Ohio secretary of stateand Democrat who’s joinedFair Elections Ohio.The new law changed thestate’s presidential primaryto give lawmakers additionaltime to redraw state legis-lative districts and Ohio’scongressional districts. Thestate is losing two U.S. Houseseats as a result of the 2010census.If opponents of the elec-tions overhaul are success-ful in gathering enough sig-natures, the law would besuspended until voters hada chance to weigh in. Thatmeans the presidential prima-ry would again be scheduledfor March.“We won’t know when theprimary is until they gathertheir signatures,” Secretaryof State Jon Husted said ina recent interview with TheAssociated Press. He said itwould be too late by the endof September to have districtlines drawn in time for aMarch primary.Brunner said neither she,nor the elected lawmakersand progressive groups thatare part of Fair ElectionsOhio, have a problem withchanging the primary to Mayand would’ve liked to avoidchallenging that part of thelaw. But she said they feltthey were “backed into a cor-ner where we really had to doall or nothing by the attorneygeneral’s interpretation.”Husted suggested theLegislature might have totake action to move the pri-mary when it returns fromsummer break in September.Leaders in the Republican-controlled Ohio House havediscussed the possibility of introducing a separate bill topush back the primary date,but no final decision has beenmade, said House spokesmanMike Dittoe.The law shortens the earlyvoting period, bans localboards of elections frommailing unsolicited absenteeballot requests and prohibitsboards from paying the returnpostage on applications orballots. It specifies that pollworkers may — but aren’trequired — to tell voters theyare in the wrong precinct.Brunner and Fair ElectionsOhio say those provisionsplace barriers on voters andshould be repealed. Theyargue such changes will leadto longer lines and deter peo-ple from voting.Many of the electionchanges were Husted’s ideas.Husted, a Republican whobecame the state’s top elec-tion official in January, hasargued that early voting andabsentee ballot changes wouldgive uniformity to the elec-tions process in the state’s 88counties, where the early vot-ing hours and absentee ballotsolicitations had varied.
Ohio election law foesto resume repeal effort
By JULIE CARR SMYTHAssociated Press
COLUMBUS — A groupseeking to roll back an Ohiolaw limiting the negotiatingpowers of 350,000 union-ized public workers reiteratedThursday that it will only con-sider negotiating a compro-mise with the governor if thebill is repealed.We Are Ohio campaigndirector A.J. Stokes askedfor a fresh start in a letterto Republican Gov. JohnKasich and GOP legislativeleaders, which followed thegovernor’s call Wednesdayfor union leaders to join himtoday to discuss striking a dealthat would remove a repealquestion from the Nov. 8 bal-lot. The deadline for doing sois Aug. 30.“A complete repeal wouldgo a long way toward creatingan environment for compro-mise, restoring trust in gov-ernment by the electorate andsetting the table for meaning-ful negotiations about creat-ing jobs, rebuilding Ohio’seconomy and moving the stateforward,” Stokes wrote.
Ohio union lawopponents wantrepeal before deal
COLUMBUS (AP) —Financial troubles forceda California man to take anunspecified security job thatturned out to involve a schemeto ship thousands of pounds of marijuana to Ohio, a lawyersaid in a filing that asked for alight sentence for Young Ko.The filing also revealedthat an employee of a char-ter airplane company whoseplane was used to deliver themarijuana tipped federal drugauthorities to the scheme in2010.Ko is one of six peoplewho have either pleaded guiltyor agreed to plead guilty inthe $3 million scheme thatauthorities say brought morethan 7,000 pounds of marijua-na to Ohio hidden in suitcasesaboard private planes.Ko, 37, pleaded guilty inFebruary to one count of con-spiring to distribute and topossess with intent to distrib-ute more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana.Ko’s problems began in2009 when he lost his job ata security company and atthe same time his fiancie wasreduced to part-time hours inher family’s retail business inCalifornia, the filing said.Ko had “enthusiastically”become a father figure to hisfiancie’s twin sons, and it wasnecessary for both to workfull-time to support the fam-ily, according to the filing.
By JULIE CARR SMYTHAP StatehouseCorrespondent
COLUMBUS — Gov. JohnKasich said Thursday that hiseffort to privatize Ohio’s job-creation functions will meanabout 200 fewer state jobsas many parts of the stateDepartment of Developmentare shut down and moved tothe nonprofit JobsOhio.In a report sent to state law-makers by a Thursday dead-line, Kasich proposed shiftinga host of state functions toJobsOhio, including strategicbusiness investment, loansand loan servicing, a portionof the grants and tax incen-tives program, and tourism.The restructuring will mean211 fewer public positions atthe department, or 40 percent,by next year, the report said.Development director ChrisSchmenk said the actual num-ber of layoffs will be “mini-mal” because many of the jobswill be eliminated throughattrition or retirement.Kasich announced his plansto create JobsOhio earlier thisyear. He maintains the semi-private nonprofit board of appointed business and educa-tion leaders can move morequickly to offer incentives andstrike deals that keep jobs andattract new work to the state.The governor told report-ers during a teleconferenceThursday that JobsOhio ishelping lift “a malaise” thathas plagued the state.“When you take a look atan ability to meet your prob-lems head-on, when you’reable to solve your fiscal prob-lems — which we all knowthey have not been able to doin Washington, when you areable to have a Cabinet that isable to assist in solving com-mon problems between thepublic and the private sector,and you do not overregulateor hassle people, you beginto develop a reputation as astate that is very interestedin being business-friendly,”Kasich said. “It’s all aboutthe jobs in Ohio and bringingthings back.”Under the plan, the statewould be divided into sixregions, each with its owndirector. Local economicdevelopment groups in eachregion would partner withJobsOhio to spur job growthand keep employers fromleaving the state. Much of thefocus would be on technologyand innovation.Regional groups partner-ing with JobsOhio includeCincinnati USA Partnership;Columbus 2020; theAppalachian Business Council;the Dayton DevelopmentCoalition; Team NEO; andthe Toledo Regional GrowthPartnership.
Private JobsOhio movewill cost 211 state jobs
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