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2 – The Herald Wednesday, October 5, 2011
For The Record
Vol. 142 No. 92
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising manager
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March 9, 1960-Oct. 4, 2011
Wesley E. “Wes” Smart,51, of Spencerville, died at1:55 a.m. Tuesday at the LimaMemorial Health System fol-lowing a year-long battle withcancer.He was born March 9,1960, in Lima to Donald andCarla Sue (Merricle) Smart.His mother, Carla Sue Jewett,survives in Spencerville.On Aug. 19, 1983, he mar-ried Kimberly Elling, whoalso survives in Spencerville.Funeral services willbegin at 10:30 a.m. Fridayat Thomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome, Spencerville, PastorSam Wireman officiating.Burial will be in SpencervilleCemetery.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Thursday at the funeralhome.Preferred memorials areto a benefit planned for Weson Oct. 22 at the NorthwestStream and Field AssociationBuilding on Kolter Road,southeast of Spencerville tocover his expenses from thepast year.
Wesley E. Smart
By MANUEL VALDESand PHUONG LEAssociated Press
SEATTLE — The emo-tional strain built steadily foryears as Amanda Knox satlocked away thousands of miles from her loved ones,all the while maintaining herinnocence, wondering whetheranyone who mattered wouldever believe her.Knox’s father, Curt, sug-gested that at least some of thatpressure was released whenshe gained her freedom. “Shepretty much squished the airout of us when she hugged us,”he said.Curt Knox, for the time,is no longer a legal advocate,he’s only a father. And, asAmanda Knox returned toher hometown of Seattle onTuesday after being acquittedon murder charges after fouryears in prison, he shifted hisconcern to her future.“The focus simply isAmanda’s well-being and get-ting her re-associated with justbeing a regular person again,”he said in front of his home inWest Seattle.He said Amanda wouldlike to return to the Universityof Washington at some pointto finish her degree, but fornow, he’s apprehensive aboutwhat four years in prison mayhave done to his daughter,though there are no immediateplans for her to get counsel-ing. “What’s the trauma ... andwhen will it show up, if it evenshows up?” he said. “She’s avery strong girl, but it’s been atough time for her.”The 24-year-old’s life turnedaround dramatically Mondaywhen an Italian appeals courtthrew out her conviction inthe sexual assault and fatalstabbing of her British room-mate. On Tuesday, photos of Amanda Knox crying in thecourtroom after the verdictwas read appeared on the frontpages of newspapers in Italy,the U.S., Britain and aroundthe world.She was again overcomewith emotion as she returnedto Seattle for the first time.“Thank you for being there forme,” Knox tearfully told hersupporters in front of a crowdof international reporters.“I’m really overwhelmedright now,” she said at a newsconference minutes after shewas escorted off a BritishAirways flight out of London.“I was looking down from theairplane, and it seemed likeeverything wasn’t real.”Knox sobbed at the newsconference and held hermother’s hand as her law-yer Theodore Simon saidher acquittal “unmistakablyannounced to the world” thatshe was not responsible for thekilling of Meredith Kercher.After her parents offeredtheir thanks to Knox’s law-yers and supporters, Knoxspoke briefly, saying, “They’rereminding me to speak inEnglish, because I’m havingproblems with that.”“Thank you to everyonewho’s believed in me, who’sdefended me, who’s supportedmy family,” she said.“My family’s the mostimportant thing to me so I justwant to go and be with them,so, thank you for being therefor me,” she said before sheand her family left.Knox’s acquittal, fueled bydoubts over DNA evidence,stunned the victim’s familyand angered the prosecution,which insists that she wasamong three people who killedKercher, 21. But for Knox’sgrandmother Elisabeth Huff,“it was like the weight of theworld had gone.”“We all are as happy as canbe. I can’t tell you how longwe’ve been looking forwardto this day,” Huff told TheAssociated Press outside herhome in West Seattle, a tight-knit community a few milesacross Elliott Bay from down-town.Knox was studying abroadin Perugia when Kercher waskilled in 2007.In a letter released hours beforeshe left Italy, Knox thanked thoseItalians who supported her.“Those who wrote, those whodefended me, those who wereclose, those who prayed for me,”Knox wrote, “I love you.”Prosecutor GiulianoMignini expressed disbelief atthe innocent verdicts of Knoxand her former boyfriend,Raffaele Sollecito. Migninimaintains that Knox, Sollecitoand another man killed Kercherduring a lurid, drug-fueled sexgame.Mignini said he will appealto Italy’s highest criminalcourt after receiving the rea-soning behind the acquittals,due within 90 days.“Let’s wait and we will seewho was right. The first courtor the appeal court,” Migninitold The Associated Press onTuesday. “This trial was doneunder unacceptable mediapressure.”One conviction in the slay-ing still stands: that of IvoryCoast native Rudy HermannGuede, whose sentence was cutto 16 years in his final appeal.His lawyer said Tuesday hewill seek a retrial.The highest court alreadyhas upheld Guede’s conviction.It said Guede had not actedalone but did not name Knoxand Sollecito, saying it was notup to the court to determinewho his accomplices were.Kercher’s family said dur-ing an emotional news confer-ence Tuesday that they wereback to “square one.”Monday’s decision “obvi-ously raises further questions,”her brother Lyle Kercher said.“If those two are not theguilty parties, then who are theguilty people?” he said.Knox was sentenced to 26years in prison and Sollecitoreceived 25, but the prosecu-tion’s case was blown apart bya DNA review ordered duringthe appeals trial that discred-ited crucial genetic evidence.Prosecutors maintain thatKnox’s DNA was found onthe handle of a kitchen knifebelieved to be the murderweapon, and that Kercher’sDNA was found on the blade.They said Sollecito’s DNAwas on the clasp of Kercher’sbra as part of a mix of evidencethat also included the victim’sgenetic profile.But an independent review— ordered at the request of thedefense — found that policeconducting the investigationhad made glaring errors. Thetwo experts said below-stan-dard testing and possible con-tamination raised doubts overthe attribution of DNA traces,both on the blade and on thebra clasp, which was collectedfrom the crime scene 46 daysafter the murder.The highest court willdetermine whether any proce-dures were violated. The hear-ing generally takes one day inRome, and defendants are notrequired to attend.If the highest court over-turns the acquittal, prosecu-tors would be free to requestKnox’s extradition. It wouldbe up to the government todecide whether to make theformal extradition request.
Pressure eases as Knox gains freedom
High temperature Tuesdayin Delphos was 70 degrees, lowwas 45. High a year ago todaywas 63, low was 44. Recordhigh for today is 88, set in 2007.Record low is 28, set in 1965.
A girl was born Oct. 4to John and Stacy Mack of Spencerville.A boy was born Oct. 4 toMarque and Eleisha Gant of Delphos.A girl was born Oct. 4to Thomas and RachelShoemaker of Spencerville.A boy was born Oct. 5 toMark and Amy Pohlman of Spencerville.Corn: $5.84Wheat: $5.64Beans: $11.53
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a year ago and would havelike to have had it then but wecouldn’t afford it,” Hale said.Hale said the price of gascan be a heavy burden. Thecenter tries to consolidatetrips as much as possible butit does spread its wings togather in its chicks.“We seldom go anywherewith just one person in thevan; we may have three or fivepeople in it from any of ourthree counties. We pick themup where they live; Delphos,Middle Point, Convoy andanywhere between. We takethem where they need to go;we bring them up here forlunch and we take them totheir doctor. We are in Limaevery day, sometimes twovans, and that may mean tak-ing Van Wert County peopleto Lima, if that’s where theirdoctor is,” she said.The other levy to be decid-ed by VWC voters is a five-year .25 mill issue with 100percent of the funds goingto the Van Wert center. Bothare replacement levies, notrenewals.
Delphos native circulating petitionsfor Allen County commissioner
Delphos native Cory Noonanhas started circulating petitionsto run in the 2012 RepublicanPrimary for Allen CountyCommissioner, pledging thathe will serve tirelessly with afresh perspective to protect thehard-earned tax dollars of countyresidents.Noonan, 34, is the son of John and Paula Noonan andgrew up working on his fam-ily’s farm south of Delphos.He earned his college degreefrom The Ohio State University,and worked for current StateSenator Keith Faber and theOhio Department of Agriculturebefore returning home to runthe Lima district office forCongressman Jim Jordan.“Knowing my budget cuttingexperience and my passion forthe future of Allen County, anumber of residents have askedme to consider running forAllen County commissioner,”said Noonan. “After speakingwith my family, friends and fel-low Allen County residents, anda lot of praying, I have decidedto commit to running for AllenCounty commissioner.”Noonan said that working onthe family farm helped shapehis values as a young man. “Ilearned important lessons frommy parents, including hard workand respect, that I still carrywith me today,” he added.Noonan said he learned fis-cal responsibility first handthrough more than 14 years of budget restraint and budget cut-ting including the last five yearswith Congressman Jim Jordan.“Through belt-tightening, weachieved the fourth-lowestoffice budget in Congress. Ibelieve we can find savings tohelp tighten Allen County’sbelt the same way,” Noonansaid. Cory and his wife Dionna(Daulbaugh), who is also aDelphos native, are raising theirchildren in Shawnee Township.“Nearly five years ago,Dionna and I had the opportu-nity to come back and raise ourfamily in the county where wegrew up. As county commis-sioner, I will work each day toserve and enhance our countyfor future generations.”
BERLIN (AP) — Nearlyseven decades after the endof World War II, Germanauthorities have reopenedhundreds of dormant inves-tigations of Nazi death campguards in an eleventh hourattempt that could result in atleast dozens of new prosecu-tions, The Associated Presshas learned.Special Nazi war-crimesinvestigators reopened thefiles after the convictionof former U.S. autoworkerJohn Demjanjuk, whose caseset a new legal precedent inGermany, said Kurt Schrimm,the prosecutor who heads theunit.Given the advanced age of all of the suspects, investiga-tors are not waiting until theDemjanjuk appeals process isover, he said.“We don’t want to wait toolong, so we’ve already begunour investigations,” Schrimmsaid.Elan Steinberg, vice presi-dent of the American Gatheringof Holocaust Survivors andtheir Descendants, welcomedthe news that the files werebeing re-examined and urgedprosecutors to act quickly.“As our numbers — thoseof the victims — have alsorapidly dwindled, this repre-sents the final opportunity towitness justice carried out inour lifetimes,” he said. “Timeis the enemy here.”Meanwhile, the SimonWiesenthal Center’s top Nazi-hunter, Efraim Zuroff, toldthe AP he would launch anew campaign in the nexttwo months to track down theremaining Nazi war criminals.He said the Demjanjuk con-viction has opened the door toprosecutions that he had neverthought possible in the past.
Hundreds of Nazi probes reopened
Delphos Fire and Rescuepersonnel remain on the sceneof a house fire at 8161 GermanRoad at press time.The department receivedthe call at 3:08 a.m. to the rent-al property owned by DavidOdenweller and occupied bythe Doug Rahrig family.Delphos requested andreceived assistance from FortJennings and Ottoville depart-ments.More information willbe available in Thursday’sHerald.
Crews remainon scene at