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Students can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholar of theDay is CaseySanders.CongratulationsCasey!Jefferson’s Scholar of theDay is ZackaryWannemacher.CongratulationsZackary!
Scholars of the Day
2 – The Herald Wedneday, December 14, 2011
For The Record
Vol. 142 No. 141
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising manager
,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
Irma G. Warnecke
June 26, 1925-Dec. 12, 2011
Irma G. Warnecke, 86, of Fort Jennings died on Mondayat her daughter’s residence inColumbus Grove.She was born June 26,1925, in Delphos to Leo andElvera (Kroger) Hotz, whopreceded her in death.On Aug. 3, 1946, she mar-ried Richard W. Warnecke,who died Feb. 12, 1992.Survivors include her chil-dren: Phil (Karen) Warneckeof Sidney, Kathie (Lee) Bogartof Columbus Grove, Karen(John) Bensman of Delphosand Bob (Gaya) Warneckeand Vera (Anthony) Millerof Fort Jennings; 13 grand-children and 22 great-grand-children; two sisters, Connie(Bob) Warniment of Delphosand Darlene “Dolly” (Jerry)Hoover of Roanoke, Va.; andtwo brothers-in-law, UrbanFuerst and Art Fischer of Delphos.Also preceding her in deathwere three sisters, Ann Fuerst,Gert Fischer and MarriettaHotz.Mrs. Warnecke was retiredfrom the former PhilipsDisplay Components of Ottawa. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church,Fort Jennings, and its AltarRosary Society and CatholicLadies of Columbia. Sheloved to crochet.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 10:30 a.m. Fridayat St. Joseph Catholic Church,the Rev. Joseph Przybysz offi-ciating. Burial will follow inthe church cemetery.Visitation will be from2-8 p.m. Thursday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home,Jackson Township, corner of St. Rts. 224 and 634, where ascripture service will be heldat 2:30 p.m.; and one hourprior to services at the churchon Friday.Memorials may be given tothe American Cancer Society.Condolences may beexpressed to: www.lovefu-neralhome.com.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Tuesday:
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06-07-11-14-19-21-24-30-41-44-48-51-59-63-66-68-72-75-76-77Corn: $5.95Wheat: $5.71Beans: $10.99A boy, Parker William,was born Dec. 4 at BlanchardValley Health System toWhitney Best and JacobWright of Findlay.He weighed 7 pounds, 2ounces and was 20 incheslong.Grandparents are LarryBest of Delphos and Jamesand Mary Wright of Toledo.Great-grandparent isDarlene Best of Delphos.A girl, Magdalen Marie,was born Dec. 11 at Mt.Carmel East Hospital toRalph and Marie Mertz of Pickerington.She weighed 7 pounds, 13ounces and was welcomedby her big brothers, Vincentand Oden.Grandparents are Ed andCarol Odenweller of Delphosand Ralph and Darla Mertzof Columbus.Great-grandparents are Jimand Margaret Schimmoellerof Fort Jennings, Donand Alice Fischbach of Wapakoneta and RichardPlace of Buckland.A boy, Luke Holden, wasborn Dec. 5 to Matt andHayley Neumeier.He weighed 10 pounds,9 1/2 ounces and was wel-comed home by a brother,Jake, and a sister, Natalie.Grandparents are Bryanand Cathy Thompson.Great-grandparents areBob and June Neumeier.Bob and June also wel-comed a great-granddaugh-ter, Estella Faye, on Nov. 5born to Kellie Runyan andAndrew Siler. Grandmotheris Kristy Runyan and great-grandmother is Sharon Siler.
A girl was born Dec. 12 toKayla Feathers of Delphos.A boy was born Dec. 13to Jamie and Noah Bryan of Delphos.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Showers andchance of thunderstorms.Windy. Near steady tem-perature in the upper 40s.Southwest winds 15 to 25mph. Chance of precipitation90 percent.
: Cloudy.Chance of showers in themorning, then chance of rainin the afternoon through earlyevening. Windy. Highs in themid 50s. Southwest winds 20to 30 mph becoming west 15to 20 mph in the afternoonthrough early evening. Chanceof measurable precipitation 50percent.
:Partly cloudy. Colder. Lows inthe lower 30s. West winds 15to 20 mph becoming northwest5 to 10 mph after midnight.
: Mostly sunny.Colder. Highs in the upper 30s.North winds 5 to 10 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT-SATURDAY NIGHT
: Partlycloudy. Lows in the upper20s. Highs in the mid 30s.High temperature Tuesdayin Delphos was 43 degrees,low was 26. Rainfall wasrecorded at .51 inch. High ayear ago today was 19, lowwas 6. Record high for todayis 66 set in 1975. Record lowis -5, set in 1914.
Ed Gebert photo
Paramedics and a passersby help the occupants of an overturned Chrysler sedan in afield along St. Rd. 116 Tuesday morning.
Crash sends two Delphos women to hospital
Two Delphos womenwere injured Tuesday morn-ing in a car rollover accidentsoutheast of Van Wert.At approximately 10:45a.m., the driver of a 1992Chrysler sedan lost controlof the vehicle on the slip-pery pavement of St. Rd.116, traveled into a fieldand flipped over onto itsroof.Mary Mullen, 84, lostcontrol at the curve at theintersection with RogersRoad. She and her passen-ger, Bettie Bohnlein, 89,were each pulled from theoverturned car by paramed-ics. They were transport-ed to Van Wert Hospitalby Middle Point EMS.Bohnlein was treated andreleased. Mullen was latertaken by Samaritan helicop-ter to Lutheran Hospital inFort Wayne.
Nov. 13, 1934Dec. 13, 2011
Charles A. Rohrbacher,77, of Delphos died at 12:15p.m. Tuesday at VancrestHealthcare Center.He was born Nov. 13, 1934,in Lima to Albert and ChloeEvick (Rison) Rohrbacher,who preceded him in death.He married Gwen(Frericks) Fischer, who sur-vives in Delphos.Other survivors are sonCharles A. Rohrbacher of Delphos; daughters Suzi (Jim)Bechtel of Goshen, Ind., Sheryl(Don) Quan of Canton, Mich.,and Sharla (Brian) LaVelle of Columbus, Ind.; sisters Joy(Charley) Carr of Gautier,Miss., and Josephine (Lewis)Neff of Lima; brother Jay L.Rohrbacher of Lauderhill,Fla.; grandchildren Nikia,Mikai and Kirei Quan andEmma, Samual, Benjamin andChloe LaVelle; stepgrand-children Jamie Bechtel andRandy (Christina) Bechtel;stepgreat-grandchildrenAshley, Nicholas, Amy andJacob Bechtel; and first cousinSister Susan Morris of SouthBoston, Mass.He was also preceded indeath by a brother, CliffordRison; and a daughter, SharynRohrbacher.Mr. Rohrbacher retired asa design engineer from FordMotor Co. Lima Engine Plantafter 27 years. He was a Navyveteran, avid antique collectorand dealer and loved to goto auctions. He was a mem-ber of St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church, and a fan of the St. John’s Blue Jays andThe Ohio State Buckeyes.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 9:30 a.m.Saturday at St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church,the Rev. Melvin Verhoff officiating. Burial will be inResurrection Cemetery, withmilitary rites by the DelphosVeterans Council.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Friday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, wherea parish wake service will beheld at 7:30 p.m.Memorial contributionsmay be made to the St. John’sTeacher Endowment Fund orthe American Cancer Society.
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eight other people were injured.In Missouri, texting is ille-gal for drivers 21 and under,which means the law wouldhave applied to the 19-year-old. But the ban isn’t aggres-sively enforced, NTSB memberRobert Sumwalt said.“Without the enforcement,the laws don’t mean a wholelot,” he said.The law didn’t apply to22-year-old Bishop when shewas pulled over Monday nightfor swerving while texting onthe University of Missouri cam-pus.She blames a late night andschoolwork. The officer whostopped her told her to put herphone in the back seat and senther home with a warning.“I definitely have the badhabit of tweeting and driv-ing, texting and driving, andupdating my Facebook sta-tus,” Bishop said. “I probablyshouldn’t but the technologymakes it too easy.”About two out of 10American drivers overall —and half of drivers between 21and 24 — say they’ve thumbedmessages or emailed from thedriver’s seat, according to a sur-vey of more than 6,000 driv-ers by the National HighwayTraffic Safety Administration.At any given moment lastyear on America’s streets andhighways, nearly one in every100 car drivers was texting,emailing, surfing the Web orotherwise using a hand-heldelectronic device, the safetyadministration said. Thoseactivities were up 50 percentover the previous year.NTSB investigators saidthey are seeing increasing tex-ting, cellphone calls and otherdistracting behavior by driversin accidents involving all kindsof transportation. It has becomeroutine to immediately requestthe preservation of cellphoneand texting records when aninvestigation begins.In the past few years, theboard has investigated a traincollision in which the engi-neer was texting that killed 25people in Chatsworth, Calif., afatal accident near Philadelphiain which a tugboat pilot wastalking on his cellphone andusing a laptop computer, and aNorthwest Airlines flight thatsped more than 100 miles pastits destination because bothpilots were working on theirlaptops.Last year, a driver was dial-ing his cellphone when his truckcrossed a highway median nearMunfordville, Ky., and collidedwith a 15-passenger van. Elevenpeople were killed.While the NTSB doesn’thave the power to impose restric-tions, its recommendations carrysignificant weight with federalregulators, Congress and statelawmakers. But the board’sdecision to include hands-freecellphone use in its recommen-dation is likely to prove espe-cially controversial.
Allen County Refuse pro-vides garbage and recycle col-lection in Delphos.The Allen County portion of Delphos is collected on Thurs-days, with residents placinggarbage containers on the curbWednesday evening and recycleevery other Wednesday.The Van Wert County por-tion of Delphos is collected onFriday, with residents placinggarbage containers at the curbon Thursday evening and recy-cle every other Thursday.If a holiday falls during theweek, collection is pushed backa day. For example, the week of Memorial Day, collection in Al-len County will be Friday andin Van Wert County it will beSaturday.Big item collection is heldfrom 8 a.m.-noon the first Sat-urday of each month in theparking lot across from the citybuilding. Participants need toshow proof of residency like acity utility bill.See the full schedule atcityofdelphos.com.