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50¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Kasich to give State of Statespeech at elementary school, p3 Jays split wrestling tri-match, p6
Upfront
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Obituaries 2State/Local 3Politics 4Community 5Sports 6-7Farm 7Classifieds 8TV 9
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CloudyFriday with50 percentchance of snow increas-ing to 60percent in evening. Highin mid 20s. See page 2.
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Project Recycletaking worn flags
Delphos Project Recyclewill be held from 9-11:30a.m. Saturday at DelphosTruck and Fuel Wash.Entry is gained bytraveling north from EastFifth Street east of DoubleAA Trailer Sales.Newspaper, phone books,plastic bags, cardboard,magazines and aluminumcans need to be in separatecontainers. Recycle is nowaccepting worn U.S. flags.All other items: tin cans,plastic and glass containersneed to be rinsed clean; thereis no need to remove labelsand they can be co-mingled.Delphos Recycle does notaccept window or plate glass,light bulbs, ornamental glass,Pyrex or cookware glass.Computers, etc.,are accepted. NoTVs or monitors.
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The 2012 Ottoville Homecoming ceremonies will take place on Saturday duringthe boys basketball game vs. Liberty-Benton. The senior homecoming candidates are, front from left, Megan Bendele, daughter of Dan and Sue Bendele; Lindsey Eickholt, daughter of Jim and Ceil Eickholt; and Kylee Schweller, daughter of Jim and BevSchweller; and back, Blake Gerdeman, son of Jed and Joann Gerdeman; Travis Maag, son of Tim and Mary Jo Maag; and Kevin Schnipke, son of Barb Schnipke.
Ottoville announces 2012 Homecoming court 
The Ottoville Homecoming underclassmen attendants are, front from left, juniorattendant Rachel Turnwald, daughter of Tim and Donna Turnwald; sophomore atten-dant Nikki Burgei, daughter of Tony and Marty Burgei; and freshman attendant AnnaBendele, daughter of Mike and Jennifer Bendele; and back, junior attendant LoganGable, son of Greg and Sue Gable; sophomore attendant Tyler Winhover, son of John andTammy Winhover; and freshman attendant Trent Miller, son of Todd and Elaine Miller.
Feet found in park wherehead, hands discovered
By ROBERT JABLONThe Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — LosAngeles police looked formore human body partsWednesday after searchersdiscovered two hands andtwo feet in the same area of a park where dog walkersfound a severed human headinside a plastic bag.The first hand was found asdozens of officers and homi-cide investigators combed thebrush along a winding trail inthe Hollywood Hills. A coro-ner’s cadaver dog came uponit about 50 yards from wherethe head was discovered onTuesday afternoon, the LosAngeles Times reported.The second hand andboth feet were found nearbylater Wednesday afternoon.No details were immediatelyavailable on the condition of the body parts.The remains were believedto belong to the same man,but police were working toconfirm that through testing.The man may have beenkilled elsewhere in recentdays and his body dumpedin the park, police Cmdr.Andrew Smith said. Wildanimals in the park may haveother body parts, he said.Authorities said the headcame from a man in his 40s,50s or 60s.“One of the dogs ran intothe brush and came out car-rying a plastic grocery bag,”Smith said of Tuesday’s dis-covery.“As the dogs shook theplastic grocery bag the sev-
Jefferson Athletic Director John Edinger accepts a $45,000 check from JeffersonAthletic Booster Secretary Brenda Bonifas. The check will go towards the Pay-to-Participate Fund. The money was raised by the boosters from various fundraisers tohelp student-athletes at Jefferson.
 Boosters raise $45,000 for pay-to-participate
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Students enjoy ‘popping’ good time
Things were popping at Tender Times Child Development Center while studentscelebrated the letter “P” in pajamas. They also enjoyed popcorn.
Protest exposes SiliconValley-Hollywood rivalry
RYAN NAKASHIMAThe Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — In a movethat heightens the growing ten-sion between Silicon Valley andHollywood, Wikipedia and otherweb sites went dark Wednesdayin protest of two congressionalproposals intended to thwartthe online piracy of copyrightedmovies and TV programs.The web-based encyclopediais part of a loose coalition of dot-coms and large technologycompanies that fear Congress isprepared to side with Hollywoodand enact extreme measures —possibly including the blockingof entire web sites— to stop theonline sharing and unauthorizeduse of Hollywood productions.The fight will test whichCalifornia-based industry has themost sway in Washington.For now, Silicon Valleyappears to have the upper hand.Supporters of the legislation —called the Stop Online PiracyAct in the House and the ProtectIntellectual Property Act in theSenate — say the bills are aimedat protecting jobs in the movieand music industries. But acampaign including tech heavy-weights such as Google Inc. andYahoo Inc. has successfully por-trayed the bills as an attack on afree and open Internet.“It has nothing to do withstolen songs or movies,” saidJustin Ruben, executive directorof MoveOn.org, which is par-ticipating in the blackout. Rubensays tougher legislation — evendirected overseas — could makedomestic cultural commentatorsmore prone to legal attack.Rather than showing ency-clopedia articles, Wikipediadisplayed a blacked-out pagedescribing the protest and offer-ing more information on the bills.Many articles were still viewableon cached pages.Reddit.com shut down itssocial news service for 12 hours.Other sites made their viewsclear without cutting off services.Google blacked out the logo onits home page, directing peopleto a page where they could addtheir names to a petition.The one-day outage was timedto coincide with key House andSenate committee hearings asthey prepare to send the bills tothe full floor for debate.However, sponsor Rep.Lamar Smith, a TexasRepublican, sought last week toremove a controversial provisionfrom the House bill that couldforce Internet service providersto interfere with the way Webaddresses work for foreign sitesdeemed dedicated to piracy. Hepostponed work on the measureuntil February.Critics believe such tinker-ing with core Internet technologytreads into dangerous territorythat could lead to online censor-ship. It might also give hackers anew way to wreak havoc.The White House raised con-cerns that the bills could stifleinnovation. Over the weekend,the Obama administration react-ed to two online petitions, sayingit “will not support legislationthat reduces freedom of expres-sion, increases cybersecurityrisk or undermines the dynamic,innovative global Internet.”At the same time, the admin-istration called on all sides to“pass sound legislation this yearthat provides prosecutors andrights holders new legal tools tocombat online piracy originatingbeyond U.S. borders.”That nuanced stance isPresident Barack Obama’sattempt at “threading the needle”between two important constitu-encies as he seeks re-election inNovember, said Jeffrey Silva,a technology policy analyst atMedley Global Advisors inWashington.On the one hand, his adminis-tration has defended a free, openInternet as it watched repres-sive regimes fall in the MiddleEast with help from social mediasuch as Twitter. It has also beena proponent of the concept of “net neutrality,” which preventsInternet service providers fromslowing online traffic that comesfrom file-sharing sites known totrade in pirated content.On the other hand, Obamaand other Democrats have goneto Hollywood dozens of timesto raise campaign funds overthe years.“The administration is tryingto fight to protect the Internetspace,” Silva said. “But at thesame time, it doesn’t want todisenfranchise Hollywood andthe business community.”
Tales emerge of missingand dead in ship disaster
By NICOLE WINFIELDand COLLEEN BARRYThe Associated Press
ROME — An Italian dadand his 5-year-old daughter.A retired American coupletreating themselves after put-ting four children throughcollege. A Hungarian musi-cian who helped crying chil-dren into lifejackets, thendisappeared while trying toretrieve his beloved violinfrom his cabin.As details emergedWednesday about the missingand the dead in the groundingof the Costa Concordia, thecaptain was quoted as sayinghe tripped and fell into thewater from the listing vesseland never intended to aban-don his passengers.The search for the 21 peo-ple still unaccounted for inthe disaster ground to a haltafter the cruise liner shiftedagain on its rocky perch off the Tuscan island of Giglio,making it too dangerous fordivers to continue. Roughseas were forecast for thenext few days.The bad weather also post-poned the start of the week-slong operation to extract thehalf-million gallons of fuelon board the vessel, as Italy’senvironment minister warnedParliament of the ecologicalimplications if the ship sinks.The $450 million CostaConcordia was carrying more
2011 UnitedWay goal met
2011 United WayCampaign Chair PeggyEhora announced Wednesdaythe 2011 goal of raising$2-plus million has beenachieved. The total raisedto date is $2,039,264.The Delphos commu-nity has raised $32,887 forthe campaign with morepledges yet to come.The 2011 campaignfocused strongly on new con-tributors. Ehora announcedthat the 2011 campaign real-ized 569 new contributors.Ehora made the announce-ment to over 200 volunteersgathered for the United WayCommunity Celebration andfor recognition of their cam-paign efforts. Recognitionwas given to companiesand employee groups fortheir work in helping toachieve the campaign goal.“We are very appreciativeof the support of the manythousands of contributorsand want to thank every-one,” Ehora said. “Our com-munity is extremely caringand generous. This is whatliving united is all about.”
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April 8, 1928-Jan. 17, 2012
August “Augie” Trenkamp,83, of Fort Jennings diedat 3:50 p.m. Wednesday atthe Ohio State UniversityHospital, Columbus.He was born April 8, 1928,in Ottoville to August andAnna (Ruen) Trenkamp, whopreceded him in death.On Feb. 3, 1951, he mar-ried Jacqueline Calvelage,who survives in FortJennings.Also surviving are fourchildren, Deborah (Jeff)Rostorfer of Elida, Carl (Chris)Trenkamp of Fort Jennings,Linda (Randy) Brinkmanof Delphos and Lisa (Chip)Buss of Kalida; 10 grandchil-dren, two stepgrandchildrenand 10 great-grandchildren;and a sister, Margie (Vern)Hermiller of Bluffton.He was also precededin death by seven brothers,Ambrose, Walter, Henry,Arnold, Joseph, John andJames Trenkamp; and fivesisters: Frances Landwehr,Sister Alma Trenkamp, EdnaDroesche, Irene Dugan andSally Fisher.Mr. Trenkamp retired fromFord Motor Company after33 years and was a farm-er. He was a member of St.Joseph Catholic Church, FortJennings. He was a graduateof Ottoville High School andin 1946, was named as a 1st-Team All-State BasketballPlayer. He was a social mem-ber of Ottoville VFW andDelphos Eagles. He enjoyedfarming and playing cards.He was an avid CincinnatiReds’ fan and loved talk-ing about sports. He lovedwatching his grandchildrenplay sports.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 10:30 a.m.Saturday at St. JosephCatholic Church, the Rev.Joseph Przybysz officiat-ing. Burial will follow in thechurch cemetery. Visitationwill be from 2-8 p.m. onFriday at Love-HeitmeyerFuneral Home, JacksonTownship, and from 9:30a.m. until the time of serviceat the church on Saturday.Memorials can be made toWest Central Ohio ParalysisFoundation, P.O. Box 157,Fort Jennings OH 45844-0157; or to the MemorialHall Restoration Fund.Condolences may be sentto lovefuneralhome.com.High temperatureWednesday in Delphos was29 degrees, low was 21. Higha year ago today was 30, lowwas 22. Record high for todayis 59, set in 1951. Record lowis -20, set in 1994.
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March 20, 1934Jan. 18, 2012
Russell W. Louth, 77, of Spencerville, died 1:10 a.m.Wednesday at St. Rita’sMedical Center.He was born March 20, 1934,in Spencerville to Donald andChloe (McCullough) Louth.His parents are deceased,along with his step-mother,Myrtle (Vandemark) Louth.On April 30, 1955, he mar-ried Judy A. Harbison, whosurvives.Other survivors includethree children, Jennifer (Tim)Barnes of St. Marys, Amy(Daniel) Miller of Fremontand David (Linda) Louth of Lafayette; eight grandchil-dren; and a brother, RobertLouth of Venedocia.He was also preceded indeath by an infant daughter,Nancy.Mr. Louth retired fromClark Equipment, Lima. A1952 graduate of SpencervilleHigh School, he was a veteranof the U.S. Army and servedin the Korean War. He wasa member of the BowersockBros. Post 6772, V.F.W. andthe American Legion Post191 of Spencerville and theFraternal Order of the Eagles,Aerie 471, Delphos. His hob-bies included farming andplaying cards.Funeral services will beginat 10:30 a.m., Monday at theThomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome, Spencerville, theRev. John Medaugh officiat-ing. Burial is to follow in theSpencerville Cemetery, wheremilitary rites will be conductedby the Spencerville Veterans.The family will receivefriends 2-6 p.m. Sunday and1 hour prior to the serviceMonday at the funeral home.Memorial contribu-tions may be directed to theAmerican Lung Association.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT:
Cold. Partlycloudy through midnight thenbecoming mostly clear. Lows5 to 10 above. Northwestwinds 5 to 15 mph becom-ing north up to 5 mph aftermidnight.
FRIDAY
: Mostly cloudy.Chance of snow in the morning;then snow likely in the afternoon.Snow accumulation around 1inch. Highs in the mid 20s. Eastwinds around 10 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent.
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: Snowand sleet. Light snow accu-mulations possible. Not ascold. Lows in the lower 20s.Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.Chance of precipitation 80percent.At 4 p.m. on Tuesday,DelphosPolice wentto a resi-dence in the300 blockof SouthMain Streetto servean activearrest war-rant on aresident inthat area.Upon officers’ arrival, theylocated Thomas Wukasch, 62,of Delphos and arrested himon a warrant issued out of theGrand Jury in Allen CountyCommon Pleas Court on thecharge of grand theft.Wukasch was taken to theDelphos Police Departmentand was later turned overto deputies from the AllenCounty Sheriff’s Department.
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Answers to Wednesday’s questions:
The five dog breeds accepted in the U.S. Army’s K-9Corps during World War II were German Shepherds,Belgian Sheepdogs, Doberman Pinschers, Farm Colliesand Giant Schnauzers.The name of the school bully in the
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Today’s questions:
What presidential wife rebelled from being addressedas First Lady, claiming “it sounds like a saddle horse?”Who are the eight princesses that have been featured inWalt Disney movies since the 1937 debut of 
Snow White
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Answers in Friday’s HeraldToday’s words:Kitsch:
third-rate art or writing produced for immedi-ate and popular appeal
Synomosy:
a political association
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Daniel W.,59, of Delphos, funeral ser-vice will begin at 11 a.m.Friday at Harter and SchierFuneral Home, the Rev.Jacob Gordon officiating,with a Spencerville VFW andAmerican Legion military ser-vice to follow. Burial will beat a later date. Friends maycall from 2-8 p.m. today atthe funeral home. Preferredmemorials are to St. Jude’s.
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Jared PaulFerrell, 20, of Lima, funeralservices will begin at 10 a.m.on Friday at Siferd-OriansFuneral Home, the Revs. Jamesand Zach Menke officiating.Burial will follow in WalnutGrove Cemetery, Delphos.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. today and one hour priorto services on Friday at thefuneral home. Memorial con-tributions may be made tothe Jared Meister MemorialFund in care of First FederalBank. Condolences may beexpressed at www.siferd-ori-ansfuneralhome.com
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Mary Lou, 78,of Upper Sandusky, MemorialMass will be held at 10:30 a.m.on Friday at the Transfigurationof the Lord Catholic Churchwith Father J.R. Hadnagy offi-ciating the services. Burialwill follow at the St. Peter’sCatholic Cemetery in UpperSandusky. Visitations will beheld from 4-8 p.m. today at theLucas-Batton Funeral Homeand one hour prior to servicetime on Friday at the church.Memorials may be made to theSt. Peter’s Catholic School incare of Lucas-Batton FuneralHome, 476 S. Sandusky Ave.,Upper Sandusky OH 43351.Online condolences may besent to www.lucasbatton.com.
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than 4,200 passengers and crewwhen it slammed into a reef andcapsized Friday after the captainmade an unauthorized diversionfrom his programmed route andstrayed into the perilous waters.Capt. Francesco Schettino, whowas jailed after he left the shipbefore everyone was safely evacu-ated, was placed under house arrestTuesday, facing possible charges of manslaughter, causing a shipwreckand abandoning his ship.The ship’s operator, CrociereCosta SpA, has accused Schettinoof causing the wreck by making theunapproved detour, and the cap-tain has acknowledged carrying outwhat he called a “tourist naviga-tion” that brought the ship closerto Giglio. Costa has said such anavigational “fly by” was done lastAug. 9-10, after being approvedby the company and Giglio portauthorities.However, Lloyd’s ListIntelligence, a leading maritimepublication, said Wednesdayits tracking of the ship’s Augustroute showed it actually took theConcordia slightly closer to Gigliothan the course that caused Friday’sdisaster.New audio of Schettino’scommunications with the coastguard during the crisis emergedWednesday, with the captain claim-ing he ended up in a life raft after hetripped and fell into the water.“I did not abandon a ship with100 people on board, the ship sud-denly listed and we were throwninto the water,” Schettino said,according to a transcript publishedWednesday in the Corriere dellaSera paper.Initial audio of Schettino’sconversations made headlines onTuesday, showing an increasinglyexasperated coast guard officerordering Schettino back on boardto direct the evacuation, and thecaptain resisting, saying it was toodark and the ship was tipping.The officer’s order, “Get backon board, (expletive!)” has enteredthe Italian lexicon, becoming aTwitter hashtag and adorningT-shirts.Eleven people have been con-firmed dead so far, and 21 aremissing. Italian officials have onlyreleased 27 names so far, includ-ing two Americans, 12 Germans,six Italians, four French, and oneperson each from Hungary, Indiaand Peru.The missing include retireesJerry and Barbara Heil of WhiteBear Lake, Minn.Sarah Heil, their daughter, toldWBBM radio in Chicago that herparents had been looking forwardto the 16-day cruise after raisingfour kids and sending them all off to college.“They never had any money,”she said. “So when they retired,they went traveling. And this was tobe a big deal — a 16-day trip. Theywere really excited about it.”Schettino was questioned by a judge for three hours Tuesday, thenordered held under house arrestrather than jailed — a decision thatfederal prosecutors plan to chal-lenge.The judge, in her reasoningreleased Wednesday, said Schettinodidn’t represent a flight risk sincehe had stayed near the ship evenafter abandoning it, the ANSAnews agency reported.Schettino’s lawyer, BrunoLeporatti, told reporters housearrest made sense.“He never left the scene,” thelawyer said. “There has never beena danger of flight.”Leporatti added that Schettinowas upset by the accident, contraryto depictions in the Italian mediathat he did not appear to showregret.“He is a deeply shaken man, notonly for the loss of his ship, whichfor a captain is a grave thing, butabove all for what happened andthe loss of human life,” Leporattisaid.Criminal charges includingmanslaughter and abandoning shipare expected to be filed by pros-ecutors shortly. Schettino faces apossible 12 years in prison on theabandoning ship charge alone.
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ered human head fell out of the bag and onto the ground,”he told KCBS-TV.The man hasn’t been iden-tified. Police were looking atreports of missing persons,and coroner’s investigatorswere to check dental records.
Smith noted that the area iswell-traveled by both cars and hik-ers. A paved road winds aroundpicnic areas and a children’s play-ground before connecting with atrail that eventually winds up nearthe Hollywood sign
.A second trail leads to ashort tunnel known locallyas the Batcave because it wasused for a scene in the 1960s“Batman” series. It has alsobeen used for filming TV andmovie productions.
 
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E - The EnvironmentalMagazineDear EarthTalk: Are there healthy, green-friendly mouthwashes? I’ve heard that somecontain formaldehyde and other nasty sub-stances.— Marina Sandberg, Albany, NY
Many mainstream mouthwashes containingredients that you definitely don’t want toswallow, or even put down the drain. Accordingto the Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia’s (EHANS’s) “Guide to Less ToxicProducts”—a free online resource designedto help consumers choose healthier, greenereveryday products—conventional mouthwashis often alcohol-based, with an alcohol contentranging from 18-26 percent. “Products withalcohol can contribute to cancers of the mouth,tongue and throat when used regularly,” theguide reports, adding that a 2009 review in theDental Journal of Australia confirmed the linkbetween alcohol-based mouthwashes and anincreased risk of oral cancers.And you might want to avoid mouthwasheswith fluoride (aka sodium fluoride). While fluo-ride may help fight cavities, ingesting too muchof it has been linked to neurological problemsand could be a cancer trigger as well. Commonmouthwash sweeteners have also been linked tohealth problems: Saccharin is a suspected car-cinogen while sucralose may trigger migraines.Synthetic colors can also be troublesome.Some brands contain formaldehyde (akaquanternium-15). According to the NationalCancer Institute, overexposure to formaldehydecan cause a burning sensation in the eyes, noseand throat as well as coughing, wheezing, nau-sea and skin irritation. The U.S. EnvironmentalProtection Agency considers formaldehyde a“probable human carcinogen” and research hasshown an association between long term work-place exposure and several specific cancers,including leukemia. Few of us are exposed toas much formaldehyde as, say, morticians, butdoes that mean its okay to swish it around in ourmouths every day?Other problematic ingredients in many con-ventional mouthwashes include sodium laurylsulfate, polysorbate, cetylpyridinium chlorideand benzalkonium chloride, all which have beenshown to be toxic to organisms in the aquaticenvironments where these chemicals end upafter we spit them out.So what’s a concerned green consumer todo? EHANS recommends the following mouth-washes that do not contain alcohol, fluoride,artificial colors or sweeteners: Anarres NaturalCandy Cane Mouthwash, Auromere AyurvedicMouthwash, Beauty with a Cause Mouthwash,Jason Natural Cosmetics Tea Tree OilMouthwash, Dr. Katz TheraBreath Oral Rinses,Hakeem Herbal Mouthwash, and MiessenceFreshening Mouthwash. Besides these brands,the Environmental Working Group’s Skin DeepCosmetic Database also lists Tom’s of MaineNatural Baking Soda Mouthwash, Healing-Scents Mouthwash, and Neal’s Yard RemediesLavender and Myrrh Mouthwash as least harm-ful to people and the environment.You can also make your own all-naturalmouthwash at home. Eco-friendly consumeradvice columnist Annie Berthold Bond recom-mends mixing warm water, baking soda or seasalt, and a drop of peppermint and/or tea treeoil for a refreshing and bacteria-excising rinse.Another recipe involves combining distilled ormineral water with a few dashes of fresh mintand rosemary leaves and some anise seeds; mixwell and swish! A quick Internet search willyield many other down-home natural mouth-wash formulas.
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Kasich moves State of State speech to school
By JULIE CARR SMYTHThe Associated Press
COLUMBUS — OhioGov. John Kasich will makea little state history when hegives his second State of theState address Feb. 7 at an ele-mentary school in blue-collarSteubenville, an apt backdropfor the themes of education,energy and the economy thathe believes critical to thestate’s comeback.Kasich, a first-termRepublican, is the first gover-nor in modern memory to takethe year’s big policy speechoutside the Ohio Statehousein Columbus. The locationwill give him a chance tohighlight award-winningWells Academy, named thebest school in the state, andto tout the benefits of theregion’s burgeoning shale gasindustry.“We are hopeful to shinethe light on that part of thestate, which has been neglect-ed, and it’s our hope that itwill be an economic enginefor Ohio in the years to come,”Kasich spokesman RobNichols said Wednesday.For the speech inSteubenville, about 130 mileseast of Columbus, the tradi-tional joint legislative sessionwill be convened. The meanslawmakers, Supreme Court justices, Cabinet officials andstatewide officeholders willhave to make the roughlythree-hour car ride.Wells, founded in 1989,shares a building withSteubenville High School.It’s been recognized as thebest school in Ohio, with100 percent of its studentstesting proficient in readingand math during the 2010-2011 school year. The resultswere helped by creative usesof technology and distancelearning, and came despitesocioeconomic hurdles facedby its 319 pupils, Kasich saidin his announcement on plansfor the speech.After scrapping his pre-decessor’s “evidence basedmodel” for school fund-ing, one of Ohio’s repeatedattempts to wean schools off an unconstitutional relianceon property taxes, Kasich isexploring new, more-costefficient ways to help Ohiostudents achieve.Tailoring education offer-ings to available jobs, includ-ing those in Ohio’s develop-ing oil and gas drilling indus-try, is one tack. For example,some community collegeshave begun offering short-term skills training and lon-ger term degree programs inthe natural gas field.“Education has been afocal point of our job creationstrategy, and it will remainan emphasis to the very end,”Nichols said.Kasich’s speech also isexpected to shed light onan oil-and-gas package hisadministration has beenworking on, including up-front impact fees on drillersthat would help local com-munities offset the costs of infrastructure damage fromdrilling.Drilling has been a hotissue in the state, particu-larly in northeast Ohio, wherea deep injection well in theYoungstown area not farfrom Steubenville was shutdown pending further studyon the link between the welland a series of 11 earthquakesin 2011.Senate President TomNiehaus, a fellow Republican,said he doesn’t know yetexactly how the fee mightwork.“Clearly, we have to finda way to compensate localgovernments for the wear andtear and the extra expensethat’s going to come withextensive drilling,” he toldreporters Wednesday. “Wewelcome the opportunity.Frankly, they’re good prob-lems to have because it meansthere’s a lot of business activ-ity, people are getting jobs.”

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