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Solar lightsstolen fromoutside home
At 1:02 p.m. on Thursday,Delphos police arrested MicaClosson,24, of Delphosin the 700block of NorthBredeickStreeton anoutstand-ing arrestwarrantissuedout of Findlay on an con-tempt of court charge.Closson was turned overto officers from the FindlayPolice Department.
Delphos man ar-rested on warrant
Man cited fordriving undersuspension
Naomi L.Heitmeyer Bellman
Corn: $6.57Wheat: $6.04Beans: $12.13
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Oct. 26 — Jim Martin/Charlie LozanoHigh temperature Thursdayin Delphos was 48 degrees,low was 35. Rainfall wasrecorded at .14 inch. High ayear ago today was 58, lowwas 39. Record high for todayis 83, set in 1927. Record lowis 23, set in 1976.At 8:38 a.m. onWednesday, Delphos policewere called to the 600 blockof North Washington Streetin reference to a theft com-plaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated someone hadtaken solar lights that wereoutside of the victim’s resi-dence.Two individuals werearraigned in Van WertCounty Common Pleas CourtWednesday on indictmentsissued by the most recentmeeting of the Van WertCounty Grand Jury, bothindividuals entered not guiltypleas when appearing beforeJudge Charles D. Steele.
Austin S. Bortel,
19,Paulding, entered a not guiltyplea to a charge of theft, amisdemeanor of the firstdegree.Bortel was released on a$5,000 unsecured personalsurety bond with a pretrialhearing scheduled for Nov. 9.
Jeffrey T. Stocklin,
30,Delphos, entered a not guiltyplea to a two count indict-ment charging him with bur-glary, a felony of the thirddegree; and theft from anelderly person, a felony of the fifth degree.Stocklin was ordered heldon a $2,500 cash bond witha ten percent privilege alongwith a $5,000 unsecured per-sonal surety bond.A pretrial hearing has beenscheduled for Nov. 9.
31,Spencerville, entered a pleaof guilty to a charge of illegalcultivation of marijuana, afelony of the fourth degree.Duval, along with BrandiMyers and Glenn Devaul,were charged with the culti-vation of the marijuana nearWillshire after the Van WertCounty Sheriff’s Departmentacted on a tip that they hadreceived. The sheriff’s officerecovered a large num-ber of plants at that time inAugust.Judge Steele ordered apre-sentence investigationand scheduled sentencing forDec. 14.At 3:28 p.m. on Tuesday,while on routine patrol,Delphos police came in con-tact with David Goodwin, 51,of Delphos as a result of atraffic accident, at which timeit was found that Goodwinwas operating a motor vehiclewhile having his driving privi-leges suspended.Goodwin was cited intoLima Municipal Court on thecharge.
June 21, 1935-Oct. 27, 2011
Naomi L. HeitmeyerBellman, 76, of Ottawa, diedat 2:22 a.m. Thursday at herresidence.She was born June 21,1935, in Putnam County toCornelius and Elizabeth(Unverferth) Meyer, who pre-ceded her in death.On Nov. 22, 1956, shemarried Paul Heitmeyer, whodied March 6, 1992. On Jan.16, 1996, she married VirgilBellman, who survives inOttawa.Also surviving are sevenchildren, Charles (Lynn)Heitmeyer of Defiance,Sharon (Mark) Fortman of Kalida, Gail (Mark) Bockrathof Glandorf, Lisa (Larry) Ballof Findlay, Craig (Cindi)Heitmeyer of Berwick, Maine,Todd Heitmeyer of Kalidaand Dawn (Tim) Kersh of Glandorf; four stepchildren,Linda (Steve) Blankemeierof Miller City, Ron (Sue)Bellman of Glandorf, Marilyn“Mert” Recker of Glandorf and Marlene (Doug) Nieseof Ottawa; 17 grandchildren;10 step grandchildren; eightgreat-grandchildren; fourstep great-grandchildren; twosisters, Marilyn Warneckeof Glandorf and MaryEllen (George) Kuhbanderof Leipsic; and a sister-in-law, Mary Agnes Meyer of Leipsic.She was also preceded indeath by four brothers, Virgil,Norman, Elmer and HaroldMeyer; and three sisters,Alvera O’Toole, Florence Dyeand Beatrice Freud.Mrs. Bellman retired fromWeatherseal after more than29 years. She was a mem-ber of Sts. Peter and PaulCatholic Church, Ottawa,Kalida Catholic Ladies of Columbia and Kalida FireLadies Auxiliary. She lovedspending time with her familyand friends.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 10 a.m. Mondayat Sts. Peter and Paul CatholicChurch, Ottawa, the Rev. MattJozefiak officiating. Burialwill follow in St. MichaelCemetery, Kalida.Friends may call from6-8 p.m. Saturday and 2-8p.m. Sunday at Love FuneralHome, Ottawa, where a scrip-ture service begins at 2:30p.m. on Sunday.Memorials may be made toSts. Peter and Paul EducationFund, St. Michael SteepleFund or to Putnam CountyHospice.Condolences can be sent towww.lovefuneralhome.com.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Partly cloudyin the evening. Then most-ly cloudy with a 20 percentchance of rain showers aftermidnight. Lows in the mid 30s.South winds around 10 mph.
: Mostlycloudy in the morning thenbecoming partly cloudy.Chance of rain showers and aslight chance of a storm. Highsin the lower 50s. West winds 5to 10 mph. Chance of measur-able rain 30 percent.
:Mostly clear. Lows in thelower 30s. West winds 5 to 10mph shifting to the southwestafter midnight.
: Partly cloudy.Highs in the lower 50s. Southwinds 5 to 15 mph.
: Mostlycloudy with a 30 percent chanceof showers. Lows in the lower40s.
: Mostly cloudywith a 20 percent chance of showers in the morning. Thenpartly cloudy in the afternoon.Highs in the lower 50s.
MONDAY NIGHT-TUESDAY NIGHT
: Mostlyclear. Lows in the upper 30s.Highs in the upper 50s.
: Partly cloudywith a 20 percent chance of show-ers. Highs in the upper 50s.
:Partly cloudy with a 30 per-cent chance of showers. Lowsin the upper 30s.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Thursday:
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Feds tighten belt bycutting agriculture reports
Residentreports assaultby neighbor
By CHET BROKAWThe Associated Press
PIERRE, S.D. — Whenfarmers need to check honeyprices so they can decidewhether to sell, there’s beena report for that. And whencatfish and sheep farmerswant to check production intheir industries, there’ve beenreports for that, too.The U.S. AgricultureDepartment has kept tabs fordecades on a wide range of agricultural industries thatgenerate billions of dollars forthe U.S. economy. But that’sabout to change, as the agencyeliminates some reports andreduces the frequency of oth-ers to save millions of dollarsin tight budget times.The reports influence theprice and supply of many prod-ucts that end up on Americandinner plates. Without them,some farmers say they’ll beleft guessing how much toproduce and when to sell.Food processors and tradersalso will have less informationwhen making decisions aboutbuying and selling.South Dakota farmerRichard Adee said he used theannual honey and bee report todecide when to sell his honey.If the February report indicateda large supply nationwide, he’dsell before prices dropped. If the supply was short, he’d holdon to the honey and wait forprices to go up.“It’s really going to limitus to information for makingfuture plans,” said Adee, oneof the nation’s largest honeyproducers. “It’s not good. It’snot good we’re losing that.”Adee Honey Farms, basedin Bruce, S.D, provide beesthat pollinate crops and pro-duce honey in the Midwest,California and Washington.Adee said he knows some-thing must be done to dealwith the federal deficit, but“they’re beating up on agri-culture.”A spokeswoman for theUSDA division that producesthe reports said it didn’t wantto cut them but it had to dosomething to save money.Eliminating or reducing thefrequency of 14 crop andlivestock reports will savethe National AgriculturalStatistics Service about $10million, Sue duPont said.NASS’s $156 million budgetwas cut in the federal fiscalyear that ended Sept. 30 andmore reductions are expectedthis year as Congress and theWhite House aim to trim fed-eral spending.The agency based itschoices on the reports’ impacton markets and use by otherprograms that provide assis-tance to farmers, along withthe availability of informationfrom other sources, DuPontsaid.“It was just tough deci-sions,” she said.Roger Barlow, execu-tive vice president of CatfishFarmers of America, said theannual report on his industrytells his organization’s 800members how many millionsof tons of catfish are beingproduced in how many acresof water, how much is beingheld by processors and whatprices are being paid. Theinformation determines pricesand guides farmers as theydecide to expand or cut backproduction, he said.“Lots of decisions are madeupon this,” Barlow said. “Thisinformation is used on a dailybasis.”Mississippi is the leadingcatfish producer according tothe latest and last report. Butthe farmers, who are mostlylocated in the South, hopeNASS with reconsider itsdecision to dump the report.“I guess we’re just scratch-ing a hole in our head trying tofigure out how we’re going tocontinue with what we feel isextremely important,” Barlowsaid.At 4:58 p.m. on Thursday,Delphos police were calledto the 300 block of East FifthStreet in reference to an assaultcomplaint.Upon officers’ arrival, theymet with the victim who stat-ed there had been an ongo-ing issue with a neighbor thatresulted in the victim beingassaulted by the neighbor.
“It’s reallygoing to limitus to informa-tion for makingfuture plans. It’snot good. It’snot good we’relosing that.”
— Richard Adee,South Dakotahoney producer