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Students can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholar of theDay is TaraVorst.CongratulationsTara!Jefferson’s Scholar of theDay is JacobHamilton.CongratulationsJacob!
Scholars of the Day
2 – The Herald Friday, December 9, 2011
For The Record
Vol. 142 No. 138
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
,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
BOWLING GREEN – ANew York man is facing fed-eral drug charges after OhioState Highway Patrol troopersseized more than 17 poundsof heroin, valued at more than$3 million following a trafficstop yesterday on the OhioTurnpike in Wood County.Troopers stopped a 2011Dodge Caliber, with RhodeIsland registration, for afollowing too close viola-tion eastbound on the OhioTurnpike, near milepost 71,at approximately 9:59 a.m.Criminal indicators wereobserved and consent tosearch the vehicle was grant-ed by the driver. The searchrevealed the heroin hiddenin the inner wall of a refrig-erated cooler located in thevehicle’s cargo area.The suspect, Marco ReneCriollo, 46, of Woodhaven,N.Y., was incarcerated inthe Lucas County Jail. Thecase has been turned overthe U.S. Drug EnforcementAdministration for prosecu-tion.According to the NationalHighway Traffic SafetyAdministration, the averageheroin abuser uses an esti-mated 400 milligrams daily.This seizure has taken nearly20,000 daily doses out of thehands of its abuser.This seizure has made itsway into the patrol’s recordbooks by beating out a sei-zure in November 2004, whentroopers seized 12 pounds of heroin.
Ohio troopers seizelargest amount of heroin in patrol history
At 2:09 a.m. on Thursday,Delphos Police receivedinformationthat a sub- ject with anactive arrestwarrant wasat a resi-dence in the600 block of South CassStreet.As aresult, officers went to theresidence and located DerrickBrooks, 29, of Delphos, atwhich time he was taken intocustody on an active warrantissued out of Lima MunicipalCourt on the charge of receiv-ing stolen property which is afelony of the fourth degree.Brooks was handed overto deputies from the AllenCounty Sheriff’s Department.
Man arrestedon warrant
At 3:48 p.m. on Tuesday,Delphos Police were contactedby a resident of the 600 blockof Euclid Street in reference toa theft complaint.Upon speaking with thesubject, it was found some-one had gained entry into anunlocked vehicle parked atthe complainant’s residenceand removed electronics andequipment from inside thevehicle.
Electronics stolenfrom vehicle
July 25, 1949-Dec. 3, 2011
Linda Jane “Lynn”Thompson, 62, of LibertyTownship and formerly of Ottoville, died Dec. 3, 2011, atMercy Hospital in Fairfield.She was born July 25,1949, in Ottoville to Carl“Jim” and Jane (Lewis)Bendele. Her father precededher in death. Her mother, Jane(Lewis) Schweller, survives inOttoville.She married Dr. TommyRay Thompson, who survivesin Liberty Township.Survivors also include sonsJoel (Stacey) Thompson andKyle Thompson of LibertyTownship; sisters Phyllis(Maury) Quillen of CameronPark, Calif., Mary (Dave)Lengerich of Warsaw, Ind.,and Tina (Joe) Gallmeierof Delphos; brothers Ron(Mary Jean) Schweller of Fort Jennings, Denny (Vicky)Schweller of Union Mills,Ind., Paul (Sherry) Schwellerof Orofino, Idaho, and Jim(Bev) Schweller of Ottoville;and several other relatives andfriends.Mrs. Thompson was a 1967graduate of Ottoville HighSchool. She spent several yearsas a title examiner in ColoradoSprings, Colo. Since 1994, shehas been the office manager inher husband’s office. She wasa dedicated homemaker. Shewas a member of the Churchof Jesus Christ of Latter-daySaints in Fairfield.Memorial services willbegin at 1 p.m. Saturday atthe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Fairfield.Burial of the cremains willbe in Immaculate ConceptionCemetery in Ottoville with amemorial service at 1 p.m.Sunday.Memorial contributionsmay be made to the PerpetualEducation Fund at the Churchof Jesus Christ of Latter-daySaints, 4831 Pleasant Ave,Fairfield, OH 45014.Arrangements are byWebb Noonan Funeral Home,Hamilton.
Linda Jane“Lynn” Thompson
March 13, 1930Dec. 7, 2011
AlexanderEdward “Bud”Miller, 81,Ottoville busi-nessman lost his battle withcancer 11:45 p.m. Wednesdayat his residence.He was born March 13,1930, in Ottoville to AlexanderJohn and Jennie (Gast) Miller.They preceded him in death.On Sept. 3, 1956 he mar-ried Mary Lou Smith, the loveof his life, who survives inOttoville.Other survivors include hischildren, J. J. Miller of Ottoville,Patty (Randy) Schwab of Norwalk, Jim (Beth) Millerof Celina, Mary Jo (Russ)Kerlin of Midland, Mich.,Mike Miller of Ottoville andLynne (Dave) Waters of ClearBrook, Va.; 13 grandchildren,Tricia (Brian) West, NicoleSchwab, Megan Schwab,Alex Schwab, Jennifer Miller,Maggie Miller, Jamie Miller,Ryan Miller, Samantha Kerlin,Alexandra Kerlin, VictoriaKerlin, Andrew Waters andBrandon Waters; one great-grandchild, Brock West; andtwo sisters, Irene Miller of Delphos and Ruth Rattermanof Louisville, Ky.He was also preceded indeath by a sister, Jane Koty;a brother, John Miller; andtwo brothers-in-law, EmmettRatterman and Walter Koty.Mr. Miller was a business-man in Ottoville for more than50 years. He was owner of theJ. J. Miller Company/VillageMarket and had established andowned The Peanut Barrel inDefiance from 1967 to 1983.He was a Navy veteran anda member of the ImmaculateConception Catholic Church,Ottoville. He was a foundingmember of the Ottoville ParkCarnival and was instrumen-tal in getting the Lions Clubstarted in Ottoville. He was amember of the Ottoville LocalSchool Board from 1961 to1969 and helped to reinstate theOttoville School Charter. Hewas a charter member of theDelphos Country Club where hewas instrumental in its develop-ment and many of his own pinetrees adorn the fairways. Alexwas a member of the OttovilleBank Board for 50 years andhad been on the Ottoville FireDepartment for four years afterhe returned from the Navy. Oneof Miller’s favorite past timeswas working in, maintainingand enjoying his yard.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 11 a.m. Mondayat Immaculate ConceptionCatholic Church, the Rev. JohnStites officiating. Burial willfollow in St. Mary’s Cemetery,Ottoville, with military ritesby the Ottoville VFW and FortJennings American Legion.Visitation will be from6-8 p.m. Saturday and from2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home,Jackson Township, where aScripture service will begin at2 p.m Sunday.In lieu of flowers, memo-rial contributions may be givento your favorite charity, thePutnam County Hospice or toSt. Mary’s Cemetery.Condolences may be expressedat www.lovefuneralhome.com.
Alexander Edward“Bud” Miller
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated Press
: Partly cloudythrough midnight then clear-ing. Colder. Lows 15 to 20.West winds 5 to 10 mph.
: Mostlysunny. Highs in the mid 20s.Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
High temperature Thursdayin Delphos was 36 degrees,low was 25. Snowfall wasrecorded at .5 inch. High ayear ago today was 28, lowwas 10. Record high for todayis 64, set in 1952. Record lowis -9, set in 1958.
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on an event held last spring atReliant Stadium in Houston.He stated at the time the VanWert event, like the show inHouston, would be differentfrom what many perceive amotorcycle rally to be.“I want it to be a rally thatis not a party,” Van Wart said.“I want it to be a rally wherepeople can come out and seethe latest and greatest in tech-nology, all the new parts andaccessories that are available,and I want them to be able toput them on their bike rightthere at the Fairgrounds. Theevent will have an expo feel toit. Normally, most rallies thatgo on from people’s opinionis about the beer and T-shirts,not really making money forthe vendors. I think a lot of vendors are wanting to makemoney and generate revenue.They are paying to travel andpay fees to come, and theywant to see a return on theirinvestment.”Specific events for the rallyare being placed on the four-day schedule. Among them arean ATV world-record jumpattempt from Van Wert’s ownHenry “The Pitbull” Rife onthe final day of the event. Asport bike freestyle team from7th Letter Entertainment willcome from Texas to put ona show at the fairgrounds aswell.Also on tap for the weekendwill be live music.“We’re waiting to seewhich bands will work goodwith the rally before we bookthem,” Van Wart explained.Also booked is a Houston orga-nization that will conduct bikergames and contests for the pub-lic to participate in. A golf cartrental company is on board torent carts for the event. Boththe Comfort Inn and HolidayInn Express in Van Wert aresetting aside blocks of roomsfor the June weekend. RVspots at the Fairgrounds arealso available.“This event is more of abusiness-to-business event. Iwant it to be where my ven-dors make money and do busi-ness-to-business transactions,”Van Wart stressed. “There isso much we are going to havethere, and it takes so long toput the full program together.”He noted that the full Rally inthe Corn schedule will not befinalized until early spring.The promotions arm of VanWart’s company has been gear-ing up already.“We’re just going aftersponsors right now. We havea few already coming onboard. Those will be releasedin the near future,” Van Wartrevealed. “We’re working with16 Harley Davidson dealershipswithin 150 miles of Van Wert,who will be doing promotionsfor the event, and maybe pokerruns and that kind of stuff.”Another partnership is withThunder Road magazine, apublication which is distrib-uted free at motorcycle dealer-ships in Ohio. More promotionwill be seen in early 2012. Anearly version of the event website is already active at rally-inthecorn.com.Meanwhile, Van Wart iscontinuing to focus on makingthe event a winning proposi-tion for everyone.“We want to make a rallywhere it’s entertaining yetit’s profitable for everybodyinvolved. That will bringmoney into the communitywhen that happens, and localbusinesses will get revenuefrom it, and the local charitieswe bring on board will benefit,too. The public benefits by see-ing everything. The businessesbenefit by being able to sellproduct to the people,” he con-cluded.
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school applied the lessonslearned during the last tragedy,locking down the campus andusing a high-tech alert systemto warn students and facultymembers to stay indoors.Heavily armed officersswarmed the campus and cara-vans of SWAT vehicles andother police cars with emer-gency lights flashing patrollednearby.Crouse was an Army vet-eran and married father of fivechildren and stepchildren who joined the campus police forcein October 2007. He previouslyworked at a jail and for theMontgomery County sheriff’sdepartment.He was a jokester whoenjoyed riding his motorcycleand rock music, his friendAaron Proden told the AP. Thetwo recently saw Metallica inconcert in Charlotte, N.C.
CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Thursday:
Estimated jackpot: $100million
Pick 3 Evening
Pick 4 Evening
Estimated jackpot: $67 mil-lion
Rolling Cash 5
Ten OH Evening
Corn: $6.00Wheat: $5.67Beans: $11.13