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Students can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholar of theDay is MadisonEllis.CongratulationsMadison!Jefferson’s Scholar of theDay is DylanHaehn.CongratulationsDylan!
Scholars of the Day
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Vol. 142 No. 74
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
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Delphos Mayor MichaelGallmeier greatly appreciatedthe education.“I think this was very infor-mative because there is an agegap between myself and theyoung people who are abus-ing these substances. I wouldnever know this stuff if not foran event like this. It’s good forfirst responders like those in theEMS, teachers — everybody.We all need to be more aware,”he said.Jefferson High SchoolGuidance Counselor MartinRoss echoed the mayor’sthoughts.“This was very informative;I will be more aware of what’sgoing on and what unusualthings to look out for. I didn’tknow some of the current trendsand that’s why I came,” he said.Police Chief Kyle Fittro alsoattended. He said the level of inside information shared iswhat parents need in order forsome signs of drug abuse tocatch their eye. He added thateven rookie cops should attenda similar event to get the knowl-edge.Powell and Bain also cov-ered the abuse of substanceslike “bath salts,” “K2” and“Kratom,” which is sold in“head shops” where para-phernalia can be purchased.The drug is from a plant inThailand that is similar to SaviaDivinorum, another plant thatcauses euphoric effects likeother opiates. They showed aleaf they bought in a head shopbut said the drug is a finely-processed material that can besmoked or drank — commonlyreferred to as “purple sticky.”They discussed other less-er-known substances such asKetamine, or “Special K,”which is an anaesthetic usedin medical settings. It can bestolen from veterinarian clinicsand can cause near-death expe-riences known as “K Hole.”They also told the story of an Ohio teenager who had notroubled past or showed anysigns of drug use until he wasfound dead in his bedroom witha bag over his head. The boyhad inhaled, or “huffed”, thecompressed air used to removedust from computer keyboards.In drug culture, this is called“dusting” and it can freeze thelungs, causing them to becomeparalyzed. The narcotics expertssaid even if the teen’s motherhad walked into his room witha doctor immediately after heingested the substance, theycould not have saved him. Hewas dead within two minutes.The informational seminarwas designed to paint a pictureof how prevalent drug abuseis and get “everyone on thesame page.” Powell said he wasimpressed with the turnout.“This tells me people herecare; that they are involved andresidents should be very proud.We’ve done this around Ohio;we’ve done it in Las Vegas andthose are great venues, but thisblows them away,” he said.The event was orchestrat-ed by the Mental Health andRecovery Services Board of Allen, Auglaize and HardinCounties. Executive DirectorMichael Shoenhofer hopes tocreate a network of mobilizedcitizens who understand howproblematic drug abuse is in allcommunities — not just metro-politan regions or small townslike Lima. The problem is alsovery present in rural communi-ties like Delphos.“We plan to form task forcesin each of our counties to lookat what we can do to changethe culture. There have beenpockets of work done on this inthe past but we haven’t cometogether as a collective wholeand say this is so important tous that we’ll invest the timeand effort to think about it.Changing the culture will taketime and it will also take thewhole community,” he said.“What each one comes up withwill be a little different but thepeople of Delphos, for example,will identify the things that mostengage their families, schoolsand church groups to cometogether on this issue.“We’ve been so focused onlegislation, enforcement andtreatment but we’ve droppedthe ball on prevention. That’sthe heart of the matter; I wantto see us get back to the heart asa culture because that’s wherewe’ll make real change. I wantto see us get to a place wherepeople are too invested in theirlives and have too much tolose to ever get involved withdrugs.”Susan D. McMahon, 60,of Delphos died today at St.Rita’s Medical Center.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.Richard Suever, 71, of Delphos died today at St.Rita’s Medical Center.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.
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silence on the applause lines thathad Democrats roaring. Boehnerhad chummy moments withVice President Joe Biden at hisside before the speech but wassomber over Obama’s shoulderas the president spoke.“The people of this countrywork hard to meet their respon-sibilities. The question tonightis whether we’ll meet ours,”Obama said. “The question iswhether, in the face of an ongo-ing national crisis, we can stopthe political circus and actuallydo something to help the econ-omy.”The newest and boldest ele-ment of Obama’s plan wouldcut the Social Security payrolltax both for tens of millions of workers and for employers, too.For individuals, that tax hasbeen shaved from 6.2 percent to4.2 percent for this year but is togo back up again without actionby Congress. Obama wants todeepen the cut to 3.1 percent forworkers.Obama would also apply thepayroll tax cut to employers,halving their taxes to 3.1 percenton their first $5 million in pay-roll. Businesses that hire newworkers or give raises to thosethey already employ would getan even bigger benefit: On pay-roll increases up to $50 mil-lion they would pay no SocialSecurity tax.