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Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Pro-life groups push beartbeatbill, p3 St. John’s football preview, p6
UpfrontSports
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Obituaries 2State/Local 3Politics 4Community 5Sports 6-7Farm 7Classifieds 8TV 9
Index
Partly cloudyFriday with50 percentchance of show-ers and highin low 60s. See page 2.
www.delphosherald.com
Project Recycleset Saturday
Delphos Project Recycleis set for 9 a.m. to 11:30a.m. Saturday at DelphosFuel and Wash north of Double A Trailer Saleson East Fifth Street.Newspaper, phone booksand aluminum cans need tobe in separate containers. Allother items are taken to theVan Wert Recycle Center.Cardboard, magazines andplastic shopping bags alsoneed to be separated. All tin,plastic and glass contain-ers need to be rinsed clean.Labels can be left on itemsand they can be co-mingled.No window or plateglass, nor light bulbs, orna-mental, Pyrex or cookwareglass will be accepted.Computers, etc., arealso accepted but nomonitors or TVs.
Jennings needsvotes on video
The Fort Jennings stu-dents’ video entry into theGlee/National Conferenceof Music EducatorsContest is now playingat gleegiveanote.com.The most popular entriesby vote will advance tothe final judging round fora chance to share in the$1,000,000 prize pool.Support the local videosubmission by visiting thewebsite, clicking on vote,clicking on State-ohio; theFort Jennings video is onpage two of Ohio entries.Each website address canvote once per day until Nov. 7.
Directions to Sidney HighSchool
For fans heading toSidney High School for theJefferson/Sidney Lehmanfootball game Friday (7:30p.m. kickoff), JeffersonPrincipal/AD John Edingerhas provided directions:Merge onto I-75 Southtoward Dayton. Take theOH-47 exit (EXIT 92) towardSidney/Versailles. Turn leftonto W. Michigan St./OH-47;follow OH-47 (Save-A-Lot inSidney Plaza is on the left).Turn right onto S. 4th Ave.(just past Wilson Ave.).The stadium is located at750 S. 4th Ave. (on the left).All tickets at thegate are $4 for studentsand $6 for adults.
School takesstand againstvoucher bill
BY MIKE FORDmford@delphosherald.com
FORT JENNINGS —During its regular meetingfor the month, the JenningsLocal School Board passeda resolution opposing FourthDistrict Representative MattHuffman’s (R-Lima) schoolvoucher bill in the OhioHouse. Superintendent NickLanghals said the district’sconcern is not in having tocompete with private schoolsand those institutions are inno way opposed but legisla-tors must not give them spe-cial treatment.“We are standing up todefend ourselves a little bithere — we’ve been rated‘Excellent’ for 10 years andwe are providing a good edu-cation to our students. Now,they want to give our stu-dents a chance to go some-where else and take publicdollars with them. We alreadyhave open enrollment but thatdoesn’t take public dollarsaway from public education.We’re willing to compete butwe have to be on a level play-ing field,” he said.“If they want public dollarsand our legislators want to dothat, we all have to be held tothe same requirements and beheld accountable in the sameways. We educate every stu-dent who comes through ourdoors, so they should haveto accept every student whocomes to them; offer the sameprograms and all the differentthings public schools aroundhere offer their students.”Aside from taking a stand,Langhals would like legisla-tors to take heed when thenumber of public schoolspassing similar resolutionsstacks up.“We’re all saying the samething — we are not againstprivate schools but if they aregoing to get public dollars,they have to be held account-able in the same ways weare. We are not against pri-vate schools and we are notafraid to compete with them.Public education is the basisof everything and, right now,it seems like the legislatorsare moving toward privatiza-tion,” he said.In part, the resolution readsas follows:“Whereas, the operation of the proposed program wouldtake dollars directly from thealready financially-beleagueredlocal public school districtsresulting in fewer resourcesfor the education of remain-ing students; now therefore, beit resolved, that the JenningsLocal School District Board of Education does hereby expressits opposition to this legisla-tion, HB 136.”The resolution passedunanimously.In other business:
• The board accepted a
donation from the activ-ity boosters to the band tripfund for $3,378.91 and a $50library donation from Larryand Charlie Streets;
• All school book bills
were approved;
• The senior trip to
Washington, D.C., on April19-22 was approved;
• Neil Wittler was approved
as junior high basketballcoach and Dave Luersman tothe boys elementary basket-ball program;
• The list of persons to call
upon as substitute teacherswas approved; and
• The board commended
the seniors and RosemaryWarnecke on this year’s classplay.On the upcoming schoolevents calendar, the grades 6-12Fall Band and Choir Concertwill be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 20;Red Ribbon Week will be cel-ebrated Oct. 24-28; parent/teacher conferences Nov. 2 and3; and the Fall Athletic Banquetat 6 p.m. Nov. 8.
“If they wantpublic dollars andour legislatorswant to do that, we all have to beheld to the samerequirements andbe held account-able in the sameways. We educateevery student whocomes throughour doors, so theyshould have toaccept every stu-dent who comesto them; offer thesame programsand all the dif-ferent thingspublic schoolsaround here offertheir students.”
— Nick Langhals,Fort Jennings superintendent
Kroger recalls ice cream for nuts
CINCINNATI (AP)— Kroger Co. is recallingice cream sold in 10 statesbecause it may contain pea-nuts not mentioned on thelabel.Kroger says people withpeanut allergies could havea serious or even life-threat-ening reaction if they eat thePrivate Selection ExtremeMoose Tracks ice creambeing recalled.The recall involves only16-ounce pints of the productwith a sell-by date of June18, 2012 and the UPC code11110 52909.The ice cream was soldat Kroger stores in Alabama,Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,Kentucky, Michigan,Missouri, Ohio, SouthCarolina and Tennessee.Kroger says shoppersshould return the product tosupermarkets for a refund orreplacement.
Stacy Taff photos
Children’s fair opens 99th annual Fall Festival 
Above: Madilyn Conley reaches to pick her prize for winning the bean bag tossat the St. John’s Children’s Festival Wednesday afternoon. The event kicks off thefestival. Below: St. John’s Elementary students work on sand art projects. The 99thannual Fall Festival will be held this weekend with homestyle chicken and beef din-ners and fun and games in the gym, as well as booths, crafts, a Country Store andTreasure Island. Prizes will be won and $2,511 in cash will be given away. Dinnerswill be available for dine-in or carry out, serving 4:30-7 p.m. on Saturday and 4-7p.m. on Sunday. The cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children 5th grade and younger.
Library puts eBooks on hold
BY STACY TAFFstaff@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — Keepingcurrent with technology andsocial trends, the DelphosPublic Library may offereBooks in the near future.Kindles, Nooks and otherelectronic reading devicesare growing in popularity, sothe library is inquiring withthe state for grant funds anddiscussed the matter duringWednesday’s meeting.“If we are going to offereBooks, it has to be runthrough SEO, which wearen’t currently a memberof,” Assistant LibrarianMargaret Suever said. “Now,it’s pretty expensive to joinbut the state is giving outgrants for those who want to join, so we wouldn’t be pay-ing much of the cost. Rightnow, we have somewherearound 58,000 items in ourlibrary but if we joined SEO,we would have access to 6.7million items. That includesmore than just eBooks.”Suever advised the boardto wait until next year tobegin the program to avoidpotential complications andadded costs due to incom-patible systems.“They’re currently in theprocess of changing theirsystem and we have the sys-tem they’re changing it to,”Suever said. “If we waituntil next year to join, it willcost less for us because oursystem will be compatiblewith theirs.”The board decided toinvite a program repre-sentative to speak at theNovember meeting.“This is something weshould definitely considerbecause it is the future,”board member Leila Ostingsaid. “Part of what we wantto do with this is keep peo-ple interested in reading.”In other news, LibraryDirector Nancy Mericle saidthere has been some plan-ning for a celebration duringthe 2012 National Libraryweek.“The main reason wewere talking about doingthis is it will be 100 yearsof service for the libraryin 2012,” she said. “Sowe thought it would beinteresting to have somerefreshments and then thegirls were talking aboutmaybe having some mem-bers of the Lima SymphonyOrchestra come over and doa performance. We couldalso take the opportunity tohave an open house for theFirst Edition building.”On the subject of the newbuilding, Osting announcedthe arrival of the new win-dow blinds.
 
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*Dinner tickets may be purchased by calling the high schooloffice at 419-692-5371 or grade school office at 419-692-8561.Tickets also available in the elementary school hallwaythe days of the event.
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Students can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholar of theDay is BrettSchwinnen.CongratulationsBrett!Jefferson’s Scholar of theDay is JaceStockwell.CongratulationsJace!
Scholars of the Day
2 The Herald Thursday, October 13, 2011
For The Record
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The DelphosHerald
Vol. 142 No. 98
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
Tiffany Brantley
,circulation managerThe Daily Herald (USPS 15258000) is published dailyexcept Sundays, Tuesdays andHolidays.By carrier in Delphos andarea towns, or by rural motorroute where available $1.48 perweek. By mail in Allen, VanWert, or Putnam County, $97per year. Outside these counties$110 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 $1.48per 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 4:28 p.m. on Mondaywhile on routine patrol inthe 600 block of Lima Ave.,Delphos police stopped avehicle at which time theylocated Kelley Bean, 47, of Delphos as a passenger in thevehicle.Upon checking, it wasfound Bean had an activewarrant for her arrest issuedout of Akron on the charge of felonious assault.Bean was arrested on thewarrant and was transport-ed to the Allen County Jail,where she is being held untilthe Akron Police Departmentcan make arrangements totake custody of her.
Woman arrested on assault warrant
Bean
At 4 p.m. on Tuesday,Delphos police arrested GarretDienstberger on an order of arrest issued out of Van WertCommon Pleas Court AdultProbation Department.The order stems froma burglary charge fromSeptember.Dienstberger was locatedin the area of 202 HollandAve., Lot 49. He was trans-ported to the Van Wert CountyJail where he is being held.
Man arrested on warrant
Dienstberger
At 11:37 a.m. on Monday,Delphos police were called tothe 800 block of Elida Ave. inreference to a burglary com-plaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated someone hadgained entry into the resi-dence by kicking open a doorand had taken money frominside the residence.The case has been forward-ed to the Detective Bureau forfurther investigation.
Police probe residence burglary
CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Wednesday:
Classic Lotto
02-05-18-24-35-46Estimated jackpot: $48.89million
Mega Millions
Estimated jackpot: $30million
Pick 3 Evening
1-8-4
Pick 4 Evening
0-7-6-4
Powerball
10-12-23-43-47,Powerball: 18, Power Play: 3Estimated jackpot: $86million
Rolling Cash 5
10-14-26-32-33Estimated jackpot:$110,000
Ten OH Evening
10-12-25-31-35-37-40-41-43-45-46-49-52-54-55-59-64-68-73-76
Delphos Fire Assoc.300 Club
Oct. 6 Craig BeiningOct. 12 — Laura Waldron
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT:
Showers like-ly in the evening. Then chanceof showers after midnight.Lows in the lower 50s. Southwinds 5 to 10 mph shiftingto the west after midnight.Chance of rain 60 percent.
FRIDAY:
Mostly cloudyin the morning then becomingpartly cloudy. A 50 percentchance of showers. Cooler.Highs in the lower 60s. Westwinds 15 to 25 mph withgusts up to 35 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT:
Partlycloudy in the evening thenbecoming mostly clear. Lowsin the lower 40s. West winds10 to 15 mph.
EXTENDED FORECASTSATURDAY:
Mostlysunny. Highs around 60.
SATURDAY NIGHT
:Mostly clear in the eveningthen becoming partly cloudy.Lows in the upper 40s.A Van Wert man’s car wasassailed by two hay balesTuesday morning after anunsecured load on a truckdriven by Steven Hemker, 55,of Delphos shifted.Hemker was travelingeastbound in the outsidelane on East Fifth Street andapproached the traffic signalat Fort Jennings Road. AsHemker slowed for the stoplight, his load shifted and twobales of hay fell off the truckand landed on a vehicle driveby Bruce Tribolet, 51, of VanWert, traveling eastbound inthe inside land of East FifthStreet.Hemker was cited for hav-ing an unsecured load.The Tribolet vehicle sus-tained functional damage.No one was injured.
Hay bales falloff truck, landon car
DUNLAP,
Helen I., 86, of Delphos, funeral services beginat 11 a.m. Friday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, PastorMark Walls officiating. Burialwill follow in the church cem-etery in Rimer. Friends maycall from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8p.m. today and for an hourprior to the service Friday atthe funeral home. Memorialsare to the American CancerSociety.A Scott man was cited forfailure to stop at an assuredclear distance Wednesday fol-lowing a two-vehicle accidentat the intersection of NorthPierce and East Fifth streets.Nicholas Calvelage, 60, of Delphos was traveling east-bound on Fifth Street andstopped for the traffic sig-nal behind another vehicle atNorth Pierce Street. RichardAkom, 72, of Scott, was alsotraveling eastbound in FifthStreet and failed to stop behindthe Calvelage vehicle, strikingit in the rear.No one was injured. Bothvehicles sustained non-func-tional damage.
No injuries intwo-vehicle crash
Delphos weather
High temperatureWednesday in Delphos was64 degrees, low was 57. Higha year ago today was 75, lowwas 47. Record high for todayis 84, set in 1975. Record lowis 26, set in 1988.A boy, Evan David, wasborn Oct. 1 at Toledo Hospitalto Trent and Denise Miller.He weighed 7 pounds was20 1/2 inches long.Grandparents are Dennisand Deborah Siefker andGregg and Nata Miller.Great-grandparents areThomas and Irma Buettner,Laverne and LaDonna Siefkerand Clarice Miller
ST. RITA’S
A boy was born Oct. 12 toJessica and Clint Roberts of Elida.
Lucasfaces upto 19 years
Andrew Lucas, 26, of Delphos could face up to19 years in prison after hepleaded guilty Wednesday inAllen County Common Pleascourt to aggravated burglaryand felonious assault.Lucas was arrested onJuly 22 in connection withthe July 21 assault of anelderly female that occurredin the 600 block of DeweyStreet in Delphos.City police reports indi-cates an 88-year-old vic-tim told police that around9 p.m. on July 21, a manhad forced his way into herhome after she had refusedhim entrance. The man thenentered her residence andphysically assaulted her bystriking her repeatedly in theface. The victim receivedvisible injury during theassault and was taken toSt. Rita’s Medical Centerfor medical treatment of herinjuries.Lucas will receive hissentence on Nov. 23.He has remained in theAllen County Jail since hisJuly arrest.Corn: $6.37Wheat: $5.87Beans: $11.85Violeta E. Wienken, 83,of Delphos, died today at St.Rita’s Medical Center.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.
Violeta E. Wienken
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E - The EnvironmentalMagazineDear EarthTalk: What is the environ-mental impact of so many people now usingsites like Facebook and spending so muchtime online?— Bob Yearling, Paris, TX
The environmental impact of so muchonline time really boils down to energy usage,which in turn affects the amount of green-house gases we pump into our atmosphere.For one, each of us can help by limiting com-puter time (whether surfing the ‘net or not)and shutting them down or putting them intosleep mode when we aren’t using them (thiscan be automated via the computer’s powermanagement control panel).Also, when shopping for a new computer,consumers and businesses alike can opt formodels certified by the federal governmentas energy efficient with the Energy Star label.If all computers sold in the U.S. met EnergyStar requirements, Americans could pocket$1.8 billion annually in saved energy costsand reduce greenhouse gas emissions by anamount equivalent to taking some two millioncars off the road.Individual responsibility aside, the creationand management of more efficient data centersby the major online hubs—especially as weenter the age of “cloud” computing wherebymost of the software, content and services welook to our computers for resides online andis served to us as-needed—is what can havethe biggest impact. Google, Facebook, andAmazon.com are already deeply committed tothe cloud computing model, with Microsoft,Yahoo and others following suit accordingly.For its part, Google has been a real leaderin the building of green data centers, evenpowering them with renewable energy. Thecompany recently released environmentalfootprint scores for several of its data cen-ters. While the energy usage required to runits cloud services (Google Search, Google+,Gmail and YouTube) seems huge in theaggregate—it used 260 megawatt hours topower its data centers in 2010—it boils downto only 7.4 kilowatt hours worth of energyannually per user. Google reports that toprovide an individual user with its servicesfor a month uses less energy than leaving alight bulb on for three hours. And because thecompany has been carbon neutral since 2007,“even that small amount of energy is offsetcompletely, so the carbon footprint of yourlife on Google is zero.”In an April 2011 report entitled “How Dirtyis your Data?” the non-profit Greenpeaceexamined energy sources for the 10 largestIT companies involved in cloud computing,finding Apple, Facebook and IBM especiallyguilty of getting significant amounts of powerfrom coal-fired power plants. (Facebook hadcome under fire earlier this year when report-ers uncovered that the company planned tobuy electricity for its brand new eco-friendlydata center in Prineville, Oregon—one of thegreenest such facilities ever designed andconstructed—from a utility that derives mostof its power from coal.) Yahoo, Amazon.comand Microsoft scored best in use of renewablealternative energy sources for cloud services.In the long run, analysts think that thewidespread shift to cloud computing will bea great boon to the environment. A reportreleased in September 2011 by Pike Research,“Cloud Computing Energy Efficiency,” pre-dicts that because of the shift to cloud com-puting and increasing efficiencies, data centerpower consumption will decrease by 31 per-cent between 2010 and 2020.
 EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a reg-istered trademark of E - The Environmental  Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send ques-tions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com.
The environmental impact of so muchonline time really boils down to energyusage, which in turn affects the amount of greenhouse gases we pump into our atmo-sphere. Google, which has been carbonneutral since 2007, has been a real leaderin the building of green data centers, evenpowering them with renewable energy.
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The YWCA of Van WertCounty will hold its Craft andVendor Fair from 8 a.m. to3:30 p.m. Nov. 5.The craft and vendor fair ispart of the YWCA Festival of Trees’ Gingerbread JunctionEvent.This is the third year forthe event and the historic andbeautiful YWCA buildingwill be abuzz with activity.The vendor booths will be setup in the lobby, parlor andrendezvous room this year,while the gingerbread work-shop will take place in thegym. More than 150 childrenwith accompanying adultsattend this event.The booth fee is $25 againthis year. To attain a registra-tion form that explains all theparticulars please visit ourwebsite, facebook page, orstop in the YWCA.The YWCA general oper-ating hours are from 6:30a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday –Thursday; 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Friday; and 7:30-11:30 a.m.Saturday.For more information,contact Executive DirectorStacy Looser at 419-238-6639 or visit ywca.org/van-wertcounty.
YWCA craftand vendor fairspots available
The Marion TownshipTrustees held their regularscheduled meeting on Mondayat the Marion Township Officewith the following mem-bers present: Howard Violet,Jerry Gilden and JosephYoungpeter.The purpose of the meetingwas to pay bills and conductongoing business. The minutesof the previous meeting wereread and approved as read.The trustees then reviewed thebills and gave approval for 22checks totaling $22,827.71.Road Foreman Elwerreported that the Road and SignInventory for September hasbeen completed also that themowing has been completedwithin the township.Fiscal Officer Kimmet gavethe Trustees the Fund Balanceand Bank ReconciliationReport for September to bereviewed and signed.He also gave the trusteesthe additional information theyrequested from Centurylinkregarding work to be donealong St. Rt. 66, at which timethe Trustee signed the applica-tion approving the work to bedone.Trustee Gilden state thatDan Osting had contacted himregarding a road tile west of hislane on Mericle Road and Elwersaid this tile was sufficient tohandle township water.There being no further busi-ness, a motion to adjourn byTrustee Gilden was secondedby Trustee Youngpeter andpassed unanimously.
By ANN SANNER andJULIE CARR SMYTHThe Associated Press
COLUMBUS — A nation-wide coalition of pro-lifegroups said Wednesday it ispreparing to push legislationin all 50 states requiring thatpregnant women see and hearthe fetal heartbeat before hav-ing an abortion.The effort follows theintroduction of similar legis-lation at the federal level byRepublican presidential can-didate and U.S. Rep. MicheleBachmann of Minnesota.Ohio Right to Life direc-tor Mike Gonidakis, whosegroup is part of the coalition,said the 50-state push was nota response to a bill movingthrough the Ohio Legislaturethat would outlaw the pro-cedure at the first detectableheartbeat. His group hasnot endorsed the Ohio billbecause of legal concerns,though Bachmann has saidshe supports it.“We know it can with-stand a judicial challenge, andwe know it’s an approachthat’s worked over the years,”Gonidakis said of his coali-tion’s proposal. “Hundredsof thousands of babies arealive now because their moth-ers heard the heartbeat andchanged their minds.”Should the Ohio billbecome law, it would imposethe nation’s most stringentabortion limit. The legisla-tion has divided the pro-lifecommunity in Ohio, the homestate of International Right toLife founder Jack Willke.Ohio Right to Life haswithheld its support for theso-called “heartbeat bill,”contending the measure couldnot withstand a court chal-lenge under Roe v. Wade.The landmark U.S SupremeCourt ruling sought to strike abalance between states’ rightsto limit the procedure and awoman’s right to privacy.The Ohio bill ties an abor-tion ban to the detection of the fetal heartbeat and has thepotential to prevent abortionsas early as six weeks intopregnancy — before manywomen know they are preg-nant.Scores of restrictionsaimed at reducing access toabortion have been approvedso far in state legislatures thisyear. Five states — Alabama,Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, andOklahoma — have passedmeasures banning virtuallyall abortions after five monthsof pregnancy.The informed-consent billthat’s being pushed in the 50states would require abortionpractitioners to make the fetalheartbeat audible and visibleto pregnant women before anabortion. It’s being backed bythe National Right to Life, theU.S. Conference of CatholicBishops, Americans Unitedfor Life, Susan B. AnthonyList and Family ResearchCouncil Action.While the separate strat-egies show internal differ-ences, their purpose is thesame, said Kellie Copeland,executive director of NARALPro-Choice Ohio, an abor-tion-rights group.“Let’s be clear, they allwant to take away a woman’sability to make personal, pri-vate decisions by outlawingabortion,” Copeland said.Gonidakis said the coali-tion’s plan has been in theworks for six months, andhas been vetted with coalitionlawyers.“This is it,” Gonidakis said.“This is the one that’s goingto continue to save lives inthe current court environmentwe have.”The Ohio heartbeat billcleared the state’s House inlate June, though it has beenstalled in the Senate.
Pro-life groupspush heartbeat bill
CINCINNATI (AP) —Ohioans protesting corporategreed who have been ticketedfor occupying a Cincinnatipublic park have taken theirfight to the courthouse.Occupy Cincinnati marchedto the county Justice Centeron Wednesday. Lawyerssubmitted not guilty pleas inMunicipal Court for demon-strators who had been cited.An attorney for the protest-ers says he will file a motionto consolidate about 80 cases.The past three nights, offi-cers have written tickets todemonstrators who refused toleave downtown Cincinnati’sPiatt Park after closing time.Each ticket carries a $105fine.
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COLUMBUS (AP) —Ohio’s elections chief hasrefused to accept 1,000-plussignatures submitted byDemocrats trying to get arepeal issue on the state’snew congressional map onnext year’s ballot.Secretary of State JonHusted, a Republican, saysthe redistricting legislationlaying out the new U.S.House districts contained anappropriation and took effectimmediately, so it isn’t sub- ject to referendum.Democrats say this bol-sters their legal standingbefore the Ohio SupremeCourt. They have a casepending there arguing themaneuver by Republicans toadd the spending componentto the bill shouldn’t block itfrom a ballot challenge.The lawsuit cites a 2009case where the high courtsaid an effort to legalizeracetrack slots was sub- ject to repeal despite beingincluded in the appropria-tion-laden state budget.
GOP Secretaryof State refusesto accept map
fight signatures
Answers to Wednesday’s questions:
Utah has the highest per capita consumption of Jell-Oin the U.S.Esau and Jacob (Genesis 25:23-26) were the first twinsmentioned in the Bible.
Today’s questions:
What is the standard tip in an American restaurant?How much does it increase if the waitress draws a smileyface on the check?What year did Mahatma Ghandi win the Nobel PeacePrize?
Answers in Friday’s Herald.Today’s words:Lenitic:
living in quiet waters
Windrow:
a row of racked-up, drying hay
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