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Dutch Hollow toclose for 3 weeks
Beginning Monday,Dutch Hollow Roadbetween Allentown (SR81) and East roads will beclosed for three weeks.The Allen CountyEngineers willreplace a culvert.
 Fort Jennings hosts grandparents
Fort Jennings elementary and high school music teacher Rosemary Warnecke leads second grade students andtheir grandparents in song Friday. Grandparents toured the building and met teachers during the school’s annualGrandparents Day open house.
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Sukup interimsuperintendent
BY NANCY SPENCERnspencer@delphoshearld.com
DELPHOS — Long-timeFort Jennings Local SchoolsSuperintendent Frank Sukupwill take the helm at DelphosCity Schools as interimsuperintendent.School officialsannounced Fridaythe school board andSukup had reached atentative agreementand the board plans toapprove a contract atMonday’s meeting.The long-timeeducator will becontracted for up to 200days on a daily basis while thedistrict searches for a permanentreplacement for SuperintendentJeff Price, who is leaving thedistrict this month.Sukup, who retired from FortJennings in 2010, is lookingforward to keeping his hand ineducation.“I am comfortable with theinterim position,” Sukup saidFriday. “Delphos is a goodsystem and I’m going to keepthe district moving. There won’tbe any major changes.”Sukup spent the 2010-11 school year as interimsuperintendent at EdonNorthwest LocalSchool and is ready to jump into the positionin Delphos.“It’s kind of hardto quit cold turkey,”Sukup said. “You’reused to being on aschedule and doingthings with the kidsand guiding what theylearn. Education is agood profession to be in.”Sukup will start his duties onTuesday.“I’m looking forward toworking with the kids and thepeople of Delphos,” he added.Sukup said he is notinterested in the permanentposition.
Delphos City Schools
NY, Washington, aware oterror threat but not afraid
WASHINGTON —Undaunted by talk of a newterror threat, New Yorkersand Washingtonians woveamong police armed withassault rifles and waited withvarying degrees of patienceat security checkpoints Fridaywhile intelligence officialsscrambled to nail down infor-mation on a possible al-Qaidastrike timed to coincide withthe 10th anniversary of 9/11.Counterterrorism officialshave been working around theclock to determine whetherthe threat is accurate, and extrasecurity was put in place toprotect the people in the twocities that took the brunt of the jetliner attacks that killednearly 3,000 people at theWorld Trade Center and thePentagon a decade ago. It wasthe worst terror assault in thenation’s history, and al-Qaidahas long dreamed of strikingagain to mark the anniversary.But it could be weeks beforethe intelligence communitycan say whether this particularthreat is real.Security worker EricMartinez wore a pin depictingthe twin towers on his lapelas he headed to work in lowerManhattan on Friday wherehe also worked 10 years agowhen the towers came down.“If you’re going to be afraid,you’re just going to stayhome,” he said.Mayor Michael Bloomberg,too, made a point of taking thesubway to City Hall.Briefed on the threat Fridaymorning, President BarackObama instructed his secu-rity team to take “all neces-sary precautions,” the WhiteHouse said. Obama still plansto travel to New York onSunday to mark the 10th anni-versary with stops that day atthe Pentagon and Shanksville,Pa.Washington commuterswere well aware of the terrortalk.Cheryl Francis, of Chantilly, Va., said she trav-els over the Roosevelt bridgeinto Washington every dayand doesn’t plan to changeher habits. Francis, who wasin Washington on Sept. 11,2001, said a decade later thecountry is more aware andalert.“It’s almost like sleepingwith one eye open,” she said,but she added that people needto continue living their lives.Late Wednesday, U.S.officials received informationabout a threat that includeddetails they considered specif-ic: It involved up to three peo-ple, either in the U.S. or whowere traveling to the country;a plan concocted with the helpof al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri; a car bomb as a pos-sible weapon and New Yorkor Washington as potentialtargets.Officials described theinformation to The AssociatedPress only on condition of anonymity because they werenot authorized to publiclydiscuss the sensitive matters.Counterterrorism officialswere looking for certain namesassociated with the threat, butit was unclear whether thenames were real or fake.At least one of the threepeople involved in the plotwas thought to be a U.S. citi-zen, several senior U.S. offi-cials said.The intelligence communi-ty regularly receives tips andinformation of this nature. Butthe timing of this particularthreat had officials especiallyconcerned, because it was thefirst “active plot” that cameto light as the country markedthe significant anniversary, amoment that was also sig-nificant to al-Qaida, accord-ing to information gleaned inMay from Osama bin Laden’scompound.
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Gospel trio Trinity will perform at Delphos WesleyanChurch at the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday.
Wesleyan to host Trinity
Southern Gospel Group Trinity will perform at the 10:30a.m. service on Sunday at Delphos Wesleyan Church.Trinity includes Gary Adams, Cheryl Burk and Kim Mason.It began its music ministry in the early 1980s, singing a widevariety of Christian music but has turned it’s focus towardSouthern Gospel in the last 16 years.Trinity will sponsor its “Southern Gospel Expo” April 12-15, 2012, in Van Wert.
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2 The Herald Satuday, September 10, 2011
For The Record
The DelphosHerald
Vol. 142 No. 75
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple, advertisingmanagerTiffany 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
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Week of Sept. 12-16Monday: Mini Corn Dogs,bread and butter, mixed vegetables,Mandarin oranges, lowfat milkTuesday: Nachos w/cheese &meatsauce, breadsticks, corn, mixedfruit, lowfat milk.Wednesday: Cheese Pizza, tossedsalad, fruit, lowfat milkThursday: Chicken nuggets,bread & butter, green beans, chilledpeaches, lowfat milkFriday: Spaghetti w/ meat sauce,garlic bread, Romaine salad, sher-bert, lowfat milk
Delphos St. John’s:
Week of Sept. 12-16Monday: Hamburger sandwich/pickle & onion or cold meat sand-wich, assorted fries, salad, pears,milkTuesday: Beef stew/roll or Minicorn dogs, corn, salad applesauce,milkWednesday: Pancakes & sausageor shredded beef sandwich, hashbrowns, salad, orange juice, milkThursday: Chili/roll & crack-ers or BBQ Rib sandwich, pudding,salad, sherbet, milkFriday: Sub Sandwich/lettuce/tomato/pickle or BBQ pork sand-wich, salad, fruit bar, cheddarwhales, milk
Landeck Elementary:
Week of Sept. 12-16Monday: Breaded corn dogs,green beans, fruit milkTuesday: Breaded popcorn,chicken, butter/peanut butter bread,corn, fruit, milkWednesday: Turkey sandwich,potato rounds, fruit, milkThursday: Pizza burgers, peas,fruit, milkFriday: Macaroni & cheese, but-ter/peanut butter bread, lettuce salad,fruit, milk
Ft Jennings:
Week of Sept. 12-16Monday: Cheese Rotini, bread-stick, green beans, fruitTuesday: Salisbury steak, mashedpotatoes, corn, dinner roll, fruitWednesday: Sausage pizza, peas,G-force bar, fruitThursday: Chicken Fajita, mixedvegetables, cheese rice, fruitFriday: Breaded chicken sand-wich, carrots, cheese slice, cookie,fruit
Week of Sept. 12-16Monday: Turkey sub, corn chips,corn, pineapple, milkTuesday: Chicken strips, augra-tin potatoes, butter bread, peaches,milkWednesday: Sausage patty, tri-tator, omelet, french toast stix, apple-sauceThursday: Chili soup w/cracker,butter-pb-tuna bread, relish-cheesestix, peaches, cowboy cakeFriday: Corn dog, french fries,cookie, Mandarin oranges, milk
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Week of Sept. 12-16Monday: Chicken tenders, sea-soned carrots, pineapple tidbits, softtwist pretzel, low fat milkTuesday: Grilled cheese sand-wich, yogurt, broccoli & cheese,diced pears, low fat milkWednesday: Real slice cheesepizza, green beans, Mandarin orang-es, low fat milkThursday: Salisbury steak,mashed potatoes, diced peaches, din-ner roll, low fat milkFriday: NO SCHOOL - STAFFDEVELOPMENT DAY
Week of Sept. 12-16Monday: French Toast Sticks w/syrup, sausage links, 100% orange juiceTuesday: Shredded beef &cheese sandwich, curly fries, pine-apple, milkWednesday: Cheese pizza, corn,applesauce, milkThursday: Spaghetti, salad w/veggies, garlic bread, peaches, milkFriday: Shredded chicken sand-wich, Au Gratin potatoes, Mandarinoranges, milk
Week of Sept. 12-16
Monday: Fajitas/ Tortilla, glazedcarrots, rice, grapes, milk
Tuesday: Cheese pizza, greenbeans, mandarin oranges, milkWednesday: Turkey/cheese/bun,carrots/celery/dip, banana, milkThursday: Country fried steak,mashed potatoes, dinner roll, pears,milkFriday: Mini corn dogs, bakedbeans, fritos, applesauce, milk
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Some things just are
On theOther hand
Don’t sweat the small stuff; it’s all smallstuff.We’ve all heard it before.Life is stressful. There is so much moregoing on now.I have found the secret to keeping my san-ity. If I truly cannot change the outcome of something, I don’t invest in it.If I have no control over something, whyworry about it?I always used to tease my mom about it.She’d say, “Yeah, but. ...”And I’d tell her, “The yeah-buts aredead.”She was and still is a worrier. I have saidif she doesn’t have anything to worry about,she makes it up. If I truly wanted to know allthe ramification of an action, I’d just sick mymom on it. She would come up with everypossible pitfall and down side.However, on the flip side, some thingsneed worried about. They need time, atten-tion and nurturing for us to get the maximumbenefit.Then there are the things that just are whatthey are.Cameron has at times been upset becausesomeone he was really close to before he wentto prison hasn’t written or made attempts tokeep in touch. I had to tell him that he wasthe one who went away. Life goes on — withor without you.He also went away a time in a person’slife when a lot of changes take place. He was just out of high school and trying to figureout how the real world work, etc. He wasn’ttoo impressed that his less-than-motivatedlifestyle was getting him a little less than hethought he deserved.The things that filled his days and nightsas a high-schooler were lost in the pages of his yearbook.Cameron just hit a hiccup. He had to standat the sidelines and wait for his turn.In five weeks, he will be out on his own.SCARY! (In a Disney falsetto voice.) Butit’s also a wonderful, exhilarating time whenhe gets to really make it on his own. He’llbe making decision that can make or breakhim but at least he gets to make them — andhis mistakes. Hopefully they won’t be toopainful.Cameron deserves a break. He has workedreally hard just to be in a position to make thedecisions — right or wrong.A new challenge Cameron has had to faceis finding the right people to associate with.In the halfway house he doesn’t have a lot of choice. They are, I’m sure, a motley crew.However, he also has the opportunity tomeet new people through work and some of the events his restaurant hosts.It’s easy to want to be around people whofun and not so much to be around people whomake you think, question yourself and wantyou to work toward your goals.I know a lot of people who are much olderthan Cameron and still trying to get it right.He has gained a lot of wisdom and had quitea few “aha” moments.Life can be as difficult as you make it;as complicated as you let it; and everythingyou want it to be if you’re willing to put inthe time.We make our own luck and no onewho forges our path for us is doing us anyfavors.The best advice I have for him is theSerenity Prayer.
God grant me the serenityto accept the things I cannot change;courage to change the things I can;and wisdom to know the difference.
And the knowledge some things just arewhat they are — with or without you and nomatter what you do.
Feb. 12, 1940-Sept. 9, 2011
Richard L. Suever, 71, of Dephos, died at 4:50 a.m.Friday at St. Rita’s MedicalCenter.He was born Feb. 12, 1940,in Allen County, to Anton andCatherine (Hugenard) Suever.On Oct. 9, 1971, he mar-ried Jeanine A. Suever, whodied on Dec. 22, 2009.Survivors include sisterRose (Paul) Sever of Delphosand brother Ralph (Nova)Suever of Elida.He was also preceded indeath by his daughter, Andrea“Renee” Suever; brothersAlbert, Wilford and MelvinSuever; and sister RuthNorbeck Bradshaw.Mr. Suever was a UnitedStates Army veteran whoworked for Superior Coachand at the Lima Tank Plant. Hewas a member of St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church;was a life member of DelphosEagles, Veterans of ForeignWars and past member of theDelphos Fire Department for15 years.Mass of Christian Burialbegins at 11 a.m. Tuesdayat St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church, the Rev. MelVerhoff officiating. Burialwill follow in ResurrectionCemetery with military ritesby Delphos Veterans Council.Friends may call from2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday atHarter and Schier FuneralHome, where the parish wakestarts at 7:30 p.m.Memorials are to St. John’sSchools.
Richard L. Suever
March 19, 1951-Sept. 9, 2011
Susan D. (Gillespie)McMahon, 60, of Delphos,died at 12:42 a.m. Friday atSt. Rita’s Medical Center.She was born March19, 1951, in Fostoria toRobert “Dewey” and Elsie(Lanning) Gillespie, whopreceded in death.She had been married toJohn Czerwinski, then shemarried Pete McMahon.They both survive.Other survivors includeson Rob (Devonne)Czerwinski of Delphos;daughter Erin (Eric) Sueverof Delphos; brothers PatrickGillespie of Delphos andDouglas (Dana) Gillespieof Ashland; grandchildrenDevin and Taylor Coronado,Hailey Czerwinski, Brennanand Maleah Suever andand J.D. Czerwinski; spe-cial aunt Carole Rinehartof Fostoria; special friendsConnie Stemen, NikkiBetz and Christy Suever of Delphos; and several niecesand nephews.Mrs. McMahonwas retired from LimaCorrectional Instituteand had also worked atNiedecken’s Carry-out.She was a member of St.Peter Lutheran Church, theDelphos Optimist Club andwas a past member of theDelphos Eagles. She lovedspending time with her chil-dren and her grandchildrenwere her pride and joy.Funeral services beginat 11 a.m. Monday at St.Peter Lutheran Church, theRev. Angela Khabeb offici-ating. Burial will follow inMemory Gardens.Friends may call from2-8 p.m. Sunday at Harterand Schier Funeral Home.Memorials are to theDelphos Optimist Club.
Susan D. (Gillespie)McMahon
FranklinA., 83, of Columbus Grove,Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 10 a.m. todayat St. Anthony CatholicChurch, the Rev. ThomasExtejt officiating. Burialwill be in the church cem-etery. Preferred memori-als are to St. Anthony’sSchool Endowment Fund orLife Teen Program of St.Anthony.CLEVELAND (AP) —The winning numbers inFriday evening’s drawing of the Ohio Lottery:Pick 34-8-0Pick 44-5-3-6
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The following is thereport concerning construc-tion and maintenance workon state highways withinthe Ohio Department of Transportation District 1,which includes the coun-ties of Allen, Defiance,Hancock, Hardin, Paulding,Putnam, Van Wert andWyandot. This reportis issued each Thursdaybeginning in April and con-tinues through November.(All work will take placeweather permitting and dur-ing daytime hours Mondaythrough Friday only unlessotherwise indicated.)
Allen CountyInterstate 75 at BreeseRoad
will have both theentrance and exit rampsreduced to one lane onSeptember 12 for partialdepth pavement repair.
Interstate 75 at 4thStreet
will have both theentrance and exit rampsreduced to one lane onSeptember 13 for pave-ment repair.
Ohio 696 at HillvilleRoad
will close for sevendays beginning September19 for a project which willlower the profile of theroad to provide for bettersight distance and replacetwo culverts.
Ohio 309 (Elida Road)from Robb Avenue toEastown Road on thewest side of Lima
is cur-rently restricted to one lanein the westbound directionfor a safety upgrade proj-ect. Crews are working inthe zone most hours of theday and night. Motoristsare asked to drive cautious-ly through the area andremain aware of equipmentmoving in and out of thework zone. The project willcontinue until November.
Putnam CountyOhio 109 from Ohio613 to the Henry CountyLine
will be restricted toone lane through the workzone for tarring and chip-ping of the roadway.
Van Wert CountyU.S. 30 from MiddlePoint-Wetzel Road toFifth Street in Delphos
 will be reduced to one lanethrough the work zone fora resurfacing project. Workwill be completed in earlyNovember.
Ohio 118 (ShannonStreet) between ErvinRoad and Main Street
 remains open to local traf-fic only during reconstruc-tion, widening, and waterline and sanitary installa-tion which began in 2010.Localized, one-block clo-sures will occur throughoutthe project. The intersec-tion of Ervin Road andShannon Street reopenedto traffic on Tuesday. Theproject is expected to becompleted in October.
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COLUMBUS (AP) —Records show the suspect inthe May slaying of four Ohiofamily members told a relativeafter the killings that he wouldrather die than go to jail.Randle Roberts, who diedin a shootout that injured threepolice officers, told his stepfa-ther he had committed murderand was not going to jail for therest of his life.In records released to TheAssociated Press Friday,Roberts’ mother says after herson made those statements, hewalked past her and startedshooting at police officers out-side the house.Several relatives interviewedby police say Roberts becameaddicted to painkillers after a2008 back surgery and stole fre-quently to support his habit.
No surrender forslaying suspect
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On the Banks of Yesteryear 
From the Delphos Canal Commission
That Horn
Canal Days is fast approaching and one of the events thatdraws a lot of people is the waterball contest. Area firefighterscome together to participate in a wet game of “who can get theball across the opponents line”. If you have never experiencedthis event, you need to check it out this year.Contests between fire departments are nothing new.Delphos was a bustling town of almost 2,000 citizens on May3, 1872, when a fire started in the rear of Shenk and Lang’sDrug Store and quickly spread through the wooden structuresin the area bordered by Washington Street to the east, SecondStreet to the south, Canal Street to the west, and Third Streetto the north, burning 45 of them completely to the ground. Theonly means of fighting the fire were bucket brigades usingwater from the canal.This disaster was labeled the “Black Friday Fire.”On July 1,1872, just two months later, the WashingtonVolunteer Fire Company was organized and quickly madea name for itself. An 1870’s Delphos Herald printed the fol-lowing :
We know our Lima neighbors will pardon us if we proceed to a little blowing over the merematter of “taking a horn,” an indulgence towhich our friends at the county seat are not entirely strangers. On this occasion it wastaken straight and a good deal of it. But asthere are so many kinds of horns, we ought to specify the particular horn referred to above. It was a large horn — a very fine horn — a hornupon which Lima had set its eye. It was a fireman’s silver horn, or more properlyspeaking, trumpet, offered at the Catholic fair held at Lima last week to the most pop-ular fire company. Sometimes popularity isbought, and if this was of the merchantablekind, it is none the less prized, as the market was open and accessible to all.The Washington boys of Delphos received 364 votes, which, being a majority, entitled them to the trumpet. It is a valuable companionto the banner carried by them from the StateTournament, and of course, will be highly prized. Next!
And from the 1885 History of Allen County,
The prizes carried off by this company are named as follows: Ohio State Banner, at Galion, Ohio, in 1873; Northwestern Ohio State Banner, at Van Wert, Ohio 1874;a trumpet at Lima, Ohio, 1876; a trumpet at Van Wert, Ohio1877; a trumpet at Delphos, Ohio 1882; a United States flagat Delphos, Ohio, 1882; a money prize at Northwestern Ohiotournament, held at St. Mary’s, Ohio, 1883, and a money prizeat Sandusky, Ohio in 1884.
 The museum has the three trumpets and recently receiveda banner from a thoughtful donor who saw it for sale inMichigan and bought it for us.We will be open during Canal Days so stop in to see thehorns and our new displays on the main floor and upstairs.While you are there, check out the nine beautiful baskets thatsome lucky persons will win during our raffle. If you purchasesome tickets, it could be you.
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COLUMBUS (AP) — OhioState University has collectedrecord money from a recordnumber of private donors andalso has received its largestnumber of pledges for gifts inthe millions.University officials tell TheColumbus Dispatch the fiscalyear that ended June 30 wasa blockbuster for fundraising,despite the economy and theschool’s football scandal.Senior vice president of development Jeff Kaplansays people seem to believein Ohio State and what theuniversity does for its studentsand the state.More than 177,000 privatedonors contributed $259 toOhio State during the fiscalyear. The school also receivedan all-time high 40 pledges forfuture donations of at least $1million.
OSU reportsrecord yearfor fundraising
CINCINNATI (AP) — AnOhio bride’s “something old”is her Sept. 9 wedding date:it’s been a tradition in herfamily for a century.Angelynn Perchermeier isgetting married in Cincinnation Friday, 100 years to theday that her great-great-grand-parents exchanged their vows.Her great-grandparents alsogot hitched on Sept. 9, andso did her grandmother andgrandfather.Perchermeier’s groomsays when they were pick-ing a date, she shared withhim family newspaper clip-pings from the previous wed-dings and he knew she had herheart set on Sept. 9. Air ForceStaff Sgt. Kyle Ray tells TheCincinnati Enquirer he hopestheir children will continuethe tradition and choose thesame date for their nuptials.
Ohio couple’swedding date a100-yr tradition
AKRON (AP) — An Ohiowoman who was jailed forusing her father’s address toenroll her children in a neigh-boring school district says she’sgrateful for her break from thegovernor.Kelley Williams-Bolar toldCleveland’s WJW-TV onThursday she can live her lifeand be a productive citizen nowthat she’s no longer a convictedfelon.Gov. John Kasich reducedthe Akron woman’s recordstampering counts to misde-meanors this week. He said theoriginal penalty was too harsh.Williams-Bolar says sheknows that what she did wasn’tright, but she was looking outfor her daughters.
Kasich steps into help mother
CINCINNATI (AP) —President Barack Obama hasput a clogged, deterioratingbridge over the Ohio Riverinto the middle of his jobs planpitch, raising hopes amongsome Ohio and Kentucky offi-cials that construction work willget a high-level push.The bridge carries bothInterstate 75 and Interstate 71traffic over the Ohio River.Overhaul is expected to costwell over $2 billion and takeyears, but still lacks all thefunding needed from the fed-eral government and the twostates.Senate Minority LeaderMitch McConnell of Kentuckysays he’s pleased Obama men-tioned the bridge in his Thursdayevening speech, but criticizedthe president for lumping it inwith a call for more stimulusspending and taxes.
Outdated bridgein new focusafter speech
COLUMBUS (AP) —Another condemned Ohio inmateis seeking to have his executiondelayed, citing a judge’s criti-cism of the state’s death penaltyprocess that has already post-poned three executions.Joseph Murphy is scheduledto die Oct. 18 for killing 72-year-old Ruth Predmore in her Marionhome in 1987.The 46-year-old Murphy ismaking the same arguments thatled a federal judge in June tocriticize Ohio’s capital punish-ment procedures as haphazard.That decision by U.S. DistrictJudge Gregory Frost delayed oneexecution, and Gov. John Kasichhas since postponed two others.The state has announced anew policy that it says shouldaddress Frost’s concerns, but the judge hasn’t ruled on the updatedprocedures.
Condemnedkiller seeksexecution delay
COLUMBUS (AP) — Acitizens’ coalition submittingproposals for shrinking Ohio’scongressional landscape bytwo districts is expressingconcern that the public won’thave ample time to reviewthe official map drawn byRepublicans.The majority House GOP’smap, to serve as the basisof congressional boundariesfor the next decade, is beingreadied for Tuesday, when theState Government & ElectionsCommittee holds its next hear-ing. That will miss a Fridaydeadline set for public maps.A committee vote onthe official map is likelyWednesday, with a vote bythe full House possible byThursday.
Map coming toscrap 2 Ohiocongressionaldistricts

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