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Van Wert losesDick Shultz at 77
Jeanette J. Roehm
Divers search icy river forMaine tot gone 3 weeks
Robert Bendele, 95, of Delphos died Wednesdayat the Van Wert In-PatientHospice Center.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.
Money missingfrom purseCall about assaultleaves questionsPolice probeprescriptiondrug theft
Corn: $6.37Wheat: $6.18Beans: $11.69High temperatureWednesday in Delphos was 42degrees, low was 31. Rainfallwas recorded at .31 inch. Higha year ago today was 27, lowwas 14. Record high for todayis 67, set in 2005. Record lowis -24, set in 1918.
By ED GEBERTTimes Bulletin Editor
VAN WERT — WhenRichard “Dick” Shultz passedaway Tuesday at his home,he left behind many grievingfamily members and friends.He also left a hole in thecommunity that will be diffi-cult to fill. Whether as a CPAat Shultz Huber & Associatesor as board member of FirstFederal Savings Bank or ascity councilman, Shultz left amark on the people he workedwith and those he served.Many knew Shultz forhis time on Van Wert CityCouncil — more than 20 yearson that body, serving firstas Fourth Ward councilman,then as councilman-at-large.Current Council Presidentserved alongside Shultz dur-ing part of that time.“When you think aboutDick as a public servant, heis probably representativeof what you like to see inall public servants. He lis-tened more than he talked,but when he talked, every-body listened,” summarizedCorcoran. “He was a manof integrity, a true gentle-man. As a person who servedwith him, I’d have to say hewas an individual you couldtrust. He always wanted todo the right thing for thiscity and for the people herepresented. He never had apersonal agenda that I knewof. He was cooperative andcollaborative with whoeverhe was dealing with. He waswhat you would like to see inevery elected official.”The close of 2011 markedthe end of Shultz’s final termon council. Although he wasunable to attend the finalmeeting of the year due to hisillness, Shultz was honoredby the remainder of councilfor his two decades of ser-vice on that body. A plaquewith the resolution honoringShultz was made and dis-played at that meeting.While his most publicwork happened in Van WertCity Council Chambers,many others knew him fromhis occupation. Shultz wasa CPA with what was tobecome Shultz Huber &Associates.Even though Shultz retiredfrom the firm in 1994, henever really left. The rela-tionships he established wereimportant. “I think probablythe most significant thoughtis that he was a dear, dearfriend. Dick had a real genuineconcern for people, includingemployees and partners. Hewas a fervent booster of thecity of Van Wert and com-mitted to improving the busi-ness community. His effortsover the years are just out-standing. He is going to besorely missed, not just here atShultz Huber & Associates,but in the entire community.”Muse concluded.Shultz also spent nearlythree decades as a memberof the Board of Directors of First Federal Savings Bank.Current President/CEO BrianRenner was impressed by theway Shultz went about hisbusiness.“He was an importantmember of the board. Hehad a lot of good insight,very well thought-of. Whenhe retired from the board in2010, it was kind of emotion-al for us,” Renner said. “Hewas just a great individual.He cared a lot about the bankand cared a lot about VanWert.”Aside from the more pub-lic service, Shultz also gavehis time to various organiza-tions and groups around thecommunity including VanWert Sertoma Club, Knightsof Columbus, St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, VanWert Hospice, Elks Lodge1197 and the Van WertJaycees.“I feel for the family’slost first, but I worked withDick for several years,”added Van Wert Mayor DonFarmer. “Maybe not a lot of people knew of his volunteer-ism in the community outsideof City Council. This is amajor loss to the city of VanWert. It’s a void that will bevery hard to fill. He will bemissed by the community ingeneral.”Shultz is survived by hiswife Trina and seven childrenand 14 grandchildren.
Dec. 19, 1932-Jan. 11, 2012
Jeanette J. Roehm, 79, of Delphos died peacefully at8:40 a.m. Wednesday at theVan Wert In-patient HospiceCenter, surrounded by her lov-ing family.She was born Dec. 19,1932, in Delphos to Lloyd andMarcille (Moreo) Culp, whopreceded her in death.On Sept. 22, 1956, she mar-ried Robert (Bob) Roehm, whosurvives.Other survivors includesons Greg (Penny) Roehmand Doug (Jean) Roehm of Delphos; brothers Bill (Donnie)Culp and Dick (Bell) Culp of Delphos; stepgrandchildrenMegan Charles, Ryan Roehm,Josh Marchal and JeremyMarchal; stepgreat-grandchil-dren Hayden, Corbin, Lykanand McKinley; and goddaugh-ter Barb (Moreo) Wrasman.She was also preceded indeath by brother, Gene Culp;and stepgreat-granddaughterMackenzie.Mrs. Roehm was a home-maker who enjoyed takingcare of her family, friends andanyone in need. She was kind-hearted and put others needsahead of her own, taking careof any stray animal that hadthe good fortune to cross herpath and she was a wonder-ful and dedicated wife, motherand grandmother.Services begin at 2 p.m.Saturday at Harter and SchierFuneral Home, the Rev. JacobGordon officiating. Burialwill follow in Walnut GroveCemetery.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Friday and for an hourbefore the service.Memorials are to TheHumane Society or donor’schoice.
By GLENN ADAMSThe Associated Press
WATERVILLE, Maine— Divers searched a half-milestretch of an icy river Wednesdayfor any sign of a toddler who’sbeen missing for more thanthree weeks, and authorities saidinvestigators are considering allpossibilities related to the girl’sdisappearance.The number of tips onthe possible whereabouts of 20-month-old Ayla Reynoldshas now topped 600, saidStephen McCausland, spokes-man for the Maine Departmentof Public Safety.“We have ruled out no sce-nario. We have ruled out noone,” McCausland told report-ers gathered at a command postalongside the Kennebec RiverWednesday. Eighteen diverssearched the river while tryingto avoid floating chunks of ice.Ayla was reported missingfrom her father’s Watervillehome on Dec. 17, and herdisappearance was declareda crime. A $30,000 reward,raised from private donors, isposted for information leadingto her return.The girl’s father, JustinDiPietro, told The AssociatedPress on Wednesday that hewas grateful to law enforcementofficials and said he had “com-plete confidence in them.”“They’ve taken a lot of criti-cism, and people don’t reallyknow what’s going on behindthe scenes. These men havebeen out there working, work-ing since Day 1. They missedChristmas. They missed NewYear’s with their families. Theyare doing everything they canto get my daughter home,” hesaid.Law enforcement officialshave searched the woods nearthe girl’s home and trash binsthroughout Waterville. Thenearby Messalonskee Streamwas drained nearly dry on Dec.21 so wardens could get a betterlook from the ground and sky.Maine Warden Service Lt.Kevin Adam said no specifictip had led investigators to theKennebec River. Searcherswanted to eliminate the half-mile stretch between a dam anda bridge as a possibility, andthe weather was favorable, hesaid. Thursday’s forecast callsfor heavy snow.“This is just us expandingour search area, trying to thinkof all the different scenarios,and doing what we can do tofind Ayla,” Adam said.DiPietro declined to discussany details of what happenedbefore his daughter went miss-ing, including who else was inthe home the night Ayla waslast seen.DiPietro said he tries not tolet negative thoughts creep intohis mind when he considerswhat might have happened tohis daughter.“I’ve got to remain hopeful.I’ve got to remain optimistic.I’ve got to remain confidentthey are going to get Aylahome,” he said.Waterville police Chief Joseph Massey said thatalthough it had been 26 dayssince Ayla vanished, “our inten-sity and our commitment to findAyla is as great today as it wasthe first day.”All family members andthose who were in the housethe night Ayla was last seenhave been cooperating, Masseysaid. There were three adultsand two children in the house,McCausland said, but investi-gators have declined to identifyany of them other than DiPietroand his daughter.McCausland said investiga-tors continue encouraging any-one with information, no matterhow immaterial it might seem,to call state police.“That might be the pieceof information we need tocrack this case wide open,”McCausland said.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Snow. Lightsnow accumulations possible.Windy. Colder. Lows 15 to20. Southwest winds 15 to25 mph becoming 25 to 35mph after midnight. Chanceof snow 90 percent.
: Snow showersin the morning; snow showerslikely in the afternoon throughearly evening. Windy. Snowaccumulation 1 to 2 inches.Colder. Highs in the mid 20s.West winds 20 to 30 mph.Chance of precipitation 80percent.
: Cloudywith a 30 percent chance of snow showers through mid-night. Lows around 15. Westwinds 10 to 20 mph. Windchills 1 below to 9 abovezero.
: Partlycloudy. Chance of flurries.Highs in the mid 20s.
:Mostly cloudy. Chance of flurries. Lows 15 to 20.
: Partly cloudy. Highsin the upper 20s. Lows 15 to20.
MARTIN LUTHERKING II DAY
: Partly cloudy.Highs in the mid 30s.
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The school Science Fair willbe held at 6:15 p.m. on Feb.8, with the Putnam CountyScience Fair set for Feb. 9 atContinental.In other business, theboard:
• Approved a legal ad to
garner bids for an 84-passengerschool bus be placed in TheDelphos Herald on Feb. 13;
• Thanked the following
individuals for their generousdonations to Ottoville LocalSchools:— $100, Irene Miller,Miller Scholarship Fund— $50, Darrell Challen,Athletic Fund— $600 Chase Bank,General Fund— $840 Box Top forEducation, General Fund;
• Established the Ottoville
Local School District Boardof Education members asthe School District’s AuditCommittee, and appointed KimWannemacher as the board of education’s internal audit rep-resentative for 2012;
• Appointed Craig Byrne as
the Ottoville Local Board of Education legislative liaison for2012. The liaison or their des-ignee shall represent the Boardat the 2012 OSBA CapitalConference and Trade Show;
• Appointed Barb Hoersten
as the Ottoville Local SchoolDistrict achievement liaisonfor 2012;
• Appointed the treasurer
as Ottoville Local School’srepresentative on the PutnamCounty Tax Incentive ReviewCouncil; and
• Approved Susan Jones
as an unpaid volunteer trackcoach for the upcoming trackseason.
At 11:10 a.m. on Saturday,Delphos Police were contactedby a resident of the 100 blockof Westbrook Avenue in ref-erence to a theft complaint.Upon officers speakingwith the victim, it was foundsomeone had taken money outof their purse without permis-sion to do so. The victim sup-plied a possible suspect in thematter.At 7:49 p.m. on Tuesday,Delphos Police were called tothe area of the 100 block of Elida Road in reference to anassault complaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thesubjects involved had left thecity limits but officers wereable to catch up with them andperform a traffic stop in the5700 block of Lehman Road.Upon speaking with the sub- jects, their versions of whathad occurred differed.At 7:10 p.m. on Wednesday,Delphos Police were called tothe 100 block of North MainStreet in reference to a theftcomplaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated someone hadtaken prescription drugs frominside the residence. The vic-tim supplied names of sub- jects who were present in theresidence and had the oppor-tunity to take them.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Wednesday:
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Jan. 12 — Nathan Meyers