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Students can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholar of theDay is CourtneyWrasman.CongratulationsCourtney!Jefferson’s Scholar of theDay is NatashaShaeffer.CongratulationsNatasha!
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2 – The Herald Thursday, September 8, 2011
For The Record
Vol. 142 No. 73
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
,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
High temperatureWednesday in Delphos was 61degrees, low was 55. Rainfallwas recorded at 1.5 inches.High a year ago today was74, low was 52. Record highfor today is 96, set in 1922.Record low is 39, set in 1986.
Aug. 12, 1928-Sept. 7, 2011
Franklin B. Hermiller, 83,of Columbus Grove, died at7:25 a.m. Wednesday at St.Rita’s Medical Center.He was born Aug. 12,1928, in Columbus Grove toHerman and Anna (Leopold)Hermiller, who preceded himin death.On Sept. 30, 1950, he mar-ried Leonissa “Betty” Miller,who survives in ColumbusGrove.Other survivors includethree sons, David, Steve(Sue) and Gary Hermiller of Columbus Grove; three daugh-ters, Linda (Dave) Galyk andSharon (Doug) Rellinger of Ottoville and Pam (Steve)Wiseman of ColumbusGrove; a son-in-law, RobertSiebeneck of Waukegan, Ill.;a daughter-in-law, GloriaHermiller of Columbus Grove;a brother, Clifford Hermillerof Columbus Grove; a sis-ter, Jeannette Gerdeman of Ottawa; and 14 grandchildren,Sean (Jessica) Siebeneck,Chris Siebeneck, Wendy(Shawn) Schimmoeller, SaraHermiller, Ben Rellinger,Adam Rellinger, Cassie (Benji)Troyer, Laura Hermiller,Mandy Hermiller, DanielleRellinger, Jessica Hermiller,Samantha Rellinger, StephanieWiseman and MadisonWiseman.He was also preceded indeath by a son, Leonard “Len”Hermiller; and a daughter,Barbara Siebeneck.Mr. Hermiller attendedColumbus Grove High Schooland was a life-long farmerand retired from the formerScott Lad Foods in Lima. Hewas a member of St. AnthonyCatholic Church, ColumbusGrove; a charter memberof Columbus Grove EaglesAerie 2772; and a member of the local Teamsters Union. Heenjoyed playing cards, espe-cially euchre.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 10 a.m. Saturdayat St. Anthony CatholicChurch, the Rev. ThomasExtejt officiating. Burial willbe in the church cemetery.Friends may call from 2-4p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday atHartman Sons Funeral Home,Columbus Grove, where a scrip-ture service will begin at 8 p.m.Preferred memorials areto St. Anthony’s SchoolEndowment Fund or Life TeenProgram of St. Anthony.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-CountyThe Associated PressTONIGHT:
Cloudy.Showers likely in the evening,then chance of showers aftermidnight. Patchy fog aftermidnight. Lows in the upper50s. East winds around 5 mphin the evening becoming lightand variable. Chance of rain70 percent.
Mostly cloudywith a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower70s. South winds around 10mph.
Mostlycloudy with a 30 percentchance of showers. Lows inthe mid 50s. Southwest windsaround 5 mph in the eveningbecoming light and variable.
Mostlycloudy with a 40 percentchance of showers. Highs inthe lower 70s. North windsaround 5 mph shifting to thenortheast in the afternoon.
SATURDAY NIGHT ANDSUNDAY:
Mostly cloudy witha 20 percent chance of showers.Lows in the upper 50s. Highs inthe mid 70s.
Partlycloudy. Lows in the upper50s.
By NICHOLASK. GERANIOSThe Associated Press
SPOKANE, Wash. — Aman with extensive ties towhite supremacists pleadedguilty Wednesday to federalcharges he planted a bombthat was intended to hurl poi-son-laced shrapnel into themulticultural crowd marchingin a Martin Luther King Jr.Day parade last January.Kevin Harpham, 37,reached a deal with federalprosecutors for a recom-mended sentencing range of 27 to 32 years in prison justdays before his trial was tobegin in U.S. District Court.The pipe bomb was load-ed with lead fishing weightscoated in rat poison, whichcan inhibit blood clotting inwounds, officials have said.Harpham told U.S.District Court Judge JustinQuackenbush that it tookhim about a month to buildthe bomb. He acknowledgedplacing the device along theparade route in an attempt tocommit a hate crime.The backpack bomb wasdiscovered before the paradeby event workers in down-town Spokane and disabledbefore it could explode.The annual parade drew acrowd of about 2,000 adultsand children on a cold wintermorning, and was forced ontoan alternative route after thebomb was found. Harphamwalked in the parade and tookpictures of young black chil-dren and of a Jewish manwho was wearing a yarmulke,prosecutors have said.“This community wasterrorized on Jan. 17 whenthis occurred,” U.S. AttorneyMike Ormsby said after thehearing. “Hopefully the heal-ing that needs to occur as aresult of this happening canbegin.”Harpham acted alone,Ormsby said.“There is no evidenceto suggest anyone else wasinvolved in this event,” hesaid.Ormsby praised the vari-ous law enforcement agen-cies that gathered evidenceleading to Harpham’s arreston March 9. There was noparticular tip that led officersto Harpham, Ormsby said.Rather, it was evidence fromthe bomb itself, he said.The detonator was aremote car starter purchasedover the Internet. The shrap-nel that would have maimedvictims was purchased fromWalmart. Harpham’s DNAwas on the handle of thebackpack that held the bomb.After the arrest, officers founddeleted photos in a digitalcamera that included picturesof Harpham and other march-ers at the parade.A key was discoveringhuge numbers of postings byHarpham, using a pen name,over a period of years on a whitesupremacist website calledVanguard News Network.“He told others he was awhite supremacist and whiteseparatist,” said assistant U.S.Attorney Joe Harrington.The bomb was planted“to further his racist beliefs,”Harrington told the judge.The judge asked Harpham if he placed the bomb in an effortto hurt people because of theirrace, color or national origin.“Yes,” Harpham replied.Ormsby said Harpham hasoffered no explanation forwhy he chose to commit ahate crime now.The plea deal chargedHarpham with attempted useof a weapon of mass destruc-tion, and the hate crime of placing the bomb in an effortto target minorities. Harphamspoke in a clear voice whenhe said “guilty” to each of thetwo counts.He will be sentenced Nov.30.
Man pleads guilty to SpokaneMLK Day parade bomb
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“This com-munity wasterrorized onJan. 17 whenthis occurredafter the hear-ing. Hopefullythe healing thatneeds to occuras a result of this happen-ing can begin.”
U.S. AttorneyMike Ormsby
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For many people, num-bers and accounting entriesare chores, but Dixon isat home working with fig-ures. Her office in the VanWert County Courthouse isarranged to allow her quickaccess to spreadsheets andreports.She admitted, “Personally,I like the bookkeeping depart-ment. That’s mostly what Ido — bookkeeping, taxationand distribution of the taxdollars, I do that, too. Thecommissioners come to mefor figures, as they should.That’s what I work in, andI’m happy to help them withfigures.”Dixon realizes she is alsoa rarity in Van Wert Countygovernment — a Democrat.With every other electedcounty post in control of theG.O.P., Dixon said the politi-cal differences simply do notmatter at this level.“For the most part, theofficials in Van Wert Countyget along with the rest of them,” Dixon stressed. “Theytreat me just like everybodyelse. Everyone is very goodto our office and we all try toget along.”Dixon and her team of full-time and part-time work-ers handle a lot of work in thecounty. Besides budgeting andreal estate assessments, theauditor’s office sells licenses,checks on vendors weightsand measures, and serves asagent on estate taxes.Asked if there was some-thing about her job she wouldlike to change, Dixon replied,“The hardest thing about this job is reappraisal. But youcan’t change it because youhave to do it by law. But it isvery hard to see people’s taxesgo up and have to explain tothem why they went up. ButI have no idea how to changethat.”Away from the office,Dixon’s life focuses on fam-ily. Her grandchildren arefrequent visitors, and familytrips and outings are sched-uled when possible.After all these years inthe auditor’s office, both as adeputy and as auditor, Dixonis coy about how much lon-ger she would like to stay inoffice.“Well, I have three yearsleft on this term,” she laughed.“That gives me three moreyears to think about it!”
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Allen County (IN) CircuitCourt. At the time of the trial,Indiana did not have the deathpenalty, so Tope was eligible forparole every five years duringhis time at prisons in Pendletonand Michigan City, Indiana. Alocal campaign to keep Topebehind bars was launched byKay (Felger) Miller, Cheryl’syounger sister. Many local resi-dents signed petitions placed atarea restaurants and conveniencestores to support the effort tourge the parole board to denyTope’s request for parole.According to Indiana Dept.of Corrections Media LiaisonAmy Lanum, Tope was sent toWishard Hospital in Indianapolison Aug. 22 and was returned toPendleton on Aug. 29 for hos-pice care. He died the next day.In recent years, Tope suedthe Indiana Dept. of Correctionsin an effort to overturn a banon magazines featuring nudityand sexual conduct in the prisonsystem and in a separate classaction suit was a lead plaintiff in a case challenging conditionsat the Pendleton Correctional/Industrial Facility.
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levels in Ohio’s Legislaturerank near the bottom amongsimilarly sized states.Republican House SpeakerWilliam Batchelder has notgiven raises to any staff mem-bers this year, said spokesmanMike Dittoe.As the Senate pay reviewwas under way, the chamberwas considering two pertinentbills: a $50 billion-plus statebudget with a looming multi-billion deficit; and a collectivebargaining overhaul that limit-ed the ability of public workersto negotiate for wages, workingconditions and pension ben-efits.During debate over the col-lective bargaining overhaul,Niehaus announced the Senatewould concede a key point andallow unions to still negotiatefor wages. Sick days, workingconditions, and pensions wouldstill be off the table.“It’s quite hypocritical thatthe Ohio Senate started lookingat pay raises, they were pro-posing legislation that wouldn’tallow public workers to evennegotiate pay,” said BrianRothenberg, executive directorof ProgressOhio, a liberal pol-icy group. “Does anyone overthere walk the walk as well astalk the talk?”Niehaus said he sees noth-ing hypocritical about theraises.“I would say it’s consistent,”he said. “What Senate Bill 5does is ask that people be paidbased on performance. Thesewere clearly performance-basedpay increases. Secondly, whatwe’re asking people to do inSenate Bill 5 is make efficientuse of public resources, andthat’s what we’ve done.”He said that due to term lim-its for lawmakers, the institu-tional knowledge of high-levelstaff is critical to the Senate’swork.
A boy was born Sept. 6 toJeremy and Jennifer Zielinskiof Delphos.A boy was born Sept. 7to Shaun and ElizabethGerdeman of Delphos.A boy was born Sept. 8 toAndrew and Lacy Green of Elida.