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21, 2012
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Obituaries 2State/Local 3Politics 4Community 5Sports 6-7Veteran 8Church 9Classifieds 10TV 11World News 12
Clear tonightwith low15-20. WarmerSaturday; highin low 40swith 20 percent chance of rain. Rain likely with pos-sible thunderstorm Sundaynight. Low in upper 30s.
 Himmelgarn entertains D.A.R.E. graduates, parents
This year’s D.A.R.E. graduation was held in St. John’s Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium Friday. Comedian and ventriloquist Mike Hemmelgarn, above left, entertains fifth-grade students from Franklin, St. John’s and Landeck elementary schools, featuring “Rosie” in teaching the children aboutvalues such as citizenship, respect and not using drugs or alcohol. The local program graduated 125 with their parents present. Each received a diplomaand lunch. D.A.R.E. is sponsored locally by the Allen County Sheriff’s office.
Should parentslose custody of super obese kids?
CHICAGO (AP) — Shouldparents of extremely obesechildren lose custody for notcontrolling their kids’ weight?A provocative commentaryin one of the nation’s mostdistinguished medical journalsargues yes, and its authors are joining a quiet chorus of advo-cates who say the governmentshould be allowed to intervenein extreme cases.It has happened a few timesin the U.S., and the opinionpiece in Wednesday’s Journalof the American MedicalAssociation says putting chil-dren temporarily in foster careis in some cases more ethicalthan obesity surgery.Dr. David Ludwig, anobesity specialist at Harvard-affiliated Children’s HospitalBoston, said the point isn’tto blame parents, but ratherto act in children’s best inter-est and get them help that forwhatever reason their parentscan’t provide.State intervention “ideallywill support not just the childbut the whole family, with thegoal of reuniting child andfamily as soon as possible.That may require instructionon parenting,” said Ludwig,who wrote the article withLindsey Murtagh, a lawyerand a researcher at Harvard’sSchool of Public Health.“Despite the discomfortposed by state intervention, itmay sometimes be necessaryto protect a child,” Murtaghsaid.But University of Pennsylvania bioethicist ArtCaplan said he worries that thedebate risks putting too muchblame on parents. Obese chil-dren are victims of advertis-ing, marketing, peer pressureand bullying — things a par-ent can’t control, he said.“If you’re going to changea child’s weight, you’re goingto have to change all of them,”Caplan said.Roughly 2 million U.S.children are extremely obese.Most are not in imminent dan-ger, Ludwig said. But somehave obesity-related condi-tions such as Type 2 diabetes,breathing difficulties and liverproblems that could kill themby age 30. It is these kidsfor whom state intervention,including education, parenttraining, and temporary pro-tective custody in the mostextreme cases, should be con-sidered, Ludwig said.While some doctors pro-mote weight-loss surgery forseverely obese teens, Ludwigsaid it hasn’t been used forvery long in adolescents andcan have serious, sometimeslife-threatening complica-tions.Ludwig said he startingthinking about the issue aftera 90-pound 3-year-old girlcame to his obesity clinic sev-eral years ago. Her parentshad physical disabilities, littlemoney and difficulty control-ling her weight. Last year,at age 12, she weighed 400pounds and had developeddiabetes, cholesterol prob-lems, high blood pressure andsleep apnea.“Out of medical concern,the state placed this girl infoster care, where she simplyreceived three balanced mealsa day and a snack or two andmoderate physical activity,”he said. After a year, she lost130 pounds. Though she is stillobese, her diabetes and apneadisappeared; she remains infoster care, he said.In a commentary in themedical journal BMJ lastyear, London pediatricianDr. Russell Viner and col-leagues said obesity was afactor in several child protec-tion cases in Britain. Theyargued that child protectionservices should be consideredif parents are neglectful oractively reject efforts to con-trol an extremely obese child’sweight.A 2009 opinion article inPediatrics made similar argu-ments. Its authors said tempo-rary removal from the homewould be warranted “when allreasonable alternative optionshave been exhausted.”Jerri Gray, a Greenville,S.C., single mother who lostcustody of her 555-pound14-year-old son two years ago,said authorities don’t under-stand the challenges familiesmay face in trying to controltheir kids’ weight.“I was always working two jobs so we wouldn’t end upliving in ghettos,” Gray said.She said she often didn’t havetime to cook, so she wouldbuy her son fast food. She saidshe asked doctors for help forher son’s big appetite but wasaccused of neglect.Her sister has custody of the boy, now 16. The sister hasthe money to help him with aspecial diet and exercise, andthe boy has lost more than 200pounds, Gray said.“Even though good hascome out of this as far ashim losing weight, he toldme just last week, ‘Mommy,I want to be back with you sobad.’ They’ve done damageby pulling us apart,” Graysaid.
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Students meet local crustacean Zubby
After reading “Mr. Crumb’s Secret,” a book in which a character learns aboutcrustaceans, St. John’s Elementary School second-graders had the opportunity to meeta local crustacean. Librarian Jean Mueller brought pal Zubby in to meet students inMrs. Holdgreve’s classroom. Zubby is a local crayfish and a pet in the Mueller house-hold.
Hundreds reject US Supreme Courtruling on election spending
By MEGHAN BARRThe Associated Press
NEW YORK — Facingfreezing temperatures andsnowy weather, several hun-dred protesters gathered atcourthouses across the nationFriday and some clashedwith police as they protesteda landmark U.S. SupremeCourt decision that removedmost limits on corporate andlabor spending in federalelections.In Washington, D.C., 11people who got into con-frontations with police werearrested on the courthousesteps and on the plaza, whileanother person was arrest-ed inside the courthouse forunlawful entry. A crowd of about 100 protesters gatheredon the sidewalk outside thecourt’s 1,300-pound bronzedoors, which were shut onaccount of the protest, chant-ing: “Whose steps? Oursteps.”Earlier, demonstratorswearing black robes and pre-tending to be Supreme Court justices sang songs mockingthe Citizens United ruling onthe Capitol lawn.Occupy Wall Street activ-ists joined forces with Moveto Amend, a grassrootscoalition that organized theevent in more than 100 cit-ies, though the turnout inmany places was low. Insome cities, fewer than adozen protesters showed up.Protesters said they werekicking off petition drivesin support of a constitution-al amendment that wouldoverturn a 2010 court rulingthat allowed private groupsto spend huge amounts onpolitical campaigns withfew restrictions.In San Francisco, where acouple of hundred protestersgathered in the city’s financialdistrict, at least 11 protesterswere arrested after chainingthemselves to the front doorsof Wells Fargo’s corporateheadquarters. Others linkedarms to prevent people fromentering a Bank of Americabranch.Many protesters spilledinto the streets as police inriot gear and private secu-rity guards tried chasing themoff. Two cable cars came toa grinding halt as protesterstook over an intersection, andtraffic in some places hadto be rerouted or came to acomplete standstill.In Boston, fife and drummusic played as protestersrallied at the federal court-house. Some protestors evendressed their dogs in pin-stripes and red ties, sayingthat dogs should be able tovote if big businesses basi-cally can.A demonstration of about100 people outside the feder-al courthouse in Minneapolisincluded chants and streettheater. One skit included a judge who performed a mar-riage ceremony between aperson and a corporation.About 50 people bravedblizzard-like conditions inChicago, waving at passingcars and chanting, “Moneyout of politics.”In Cleveland, about 40 to50 protesters in hats, hoodsand gloves held a morningvigil outside the MetzenbaumFederal Courthouse, fol-lowed by a march throughdowntown streets. Duringthe march, paper $50 “bills”were taped over the mouthsof ralliers.About two dozen protest-ers drew occasional honksfrom passing drivers as theystood outside Baltimore’sfederal courthouse with signsthat read: “Corporationsare not people, Money isnot speech,” and “B-heard:Corporate money out of poli-tics.”
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Project Recycletaking worn flags
Delphos Project Recyclewill be held from 9-11:30a.m. today 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.
Paulding 39Crestview 34Defiance 44Wapak 41Celina 72St. Marys 68Lincolnview 44Jefferson 41St. John’s 54Marion Local 39Col. Grove 66Spencerville 56Bluffton 79Allen East 49Fort Jennings 47Continental 39Miller City 46Ottoville 43Elida 72Shawnee 32LCC 68Ada 41Fort Recovery 56Minster 32New Bremen 53St. Henry 49
Boys Basketball (6 p.m.):St. John’s at Edgerton;McComb at Fort Jennings;Liberty-Benton at Ottoville;Lincolnview at Antwerp;Bowling Green at Elida;Columbus Grove at Kalida(PCL); Van Wert at Bryan.Girls Basketball: Elidaat Allen East, 11 a.m.;Ottoville at Minster, noon;Waynesfield-Goshen atSpencerville, noon; ColumbusGrove at Miller City (PCL),6 p.m.; Crestview at St.John’s, 6 p.m.; Spencervilleat Perry, 6 p.m.Wrestling: Jefferson atArchbold Duals, 9 a.m.; Elidaat New Albany Tournament, 9a.m.; St. John’s, Lincolnviewand Columbus Grove atVan Buren Invitational, 10a.m.; Van Wert at FairbornInvitational, 10 a.m.
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The DelphosHerald
Vol. 142 No. 169
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple, advertisingmanagerTiffany Brantley,
circulation managerThe Daily Herald(USPS 1525 8000) is publisheddaily except Sundays, Tuesdaysand Holidays.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
Cancer has touched most of us in the area— either directly or through someone weknow and/or love.One of the moments that stands out forme while living through my father’s cancerdiagnosis and treatment was the day he lostmost of his hair.I had gone into the bathroom to take ashower and when I pulled back the curtain,there it was. At first I thought, “Sheesh, wholeft that there?” Then I realized what it wasand why. I immediately sat down on the stooland cried. It was the first physical sign myfather was sick and he might not make it. Wehad all tried to stay positive and upbeat andwere pretty much ignoring the darker side of the disease. It’s what we had to do to carry onday after day.Everything changed after that. It was real.It was happening to us.Rebecca Sypin is one of the people behinda Facebook campaign urging Mattel to createa bald Barbie, one she says children battlingcancer and other diseases that cause hair losscan relate to.Sypin knows about children and cancer.Her daughter is battling leukemia.The Beautiful and Bald Barbie Facebookpage has been up and running for less thana month and already has more than 65,000friends. But despite that support, bald Barbiehas gotten a cool reception from Mattel. Abald Barbie may still be a possibility. Mattelreleased a written statement Thursday sayingthe company is honored that so many peopleare looking to Barbie as the face of such animportant cause.“We receive hundreds of passionaterequests for various dolls to be added to ourcollection,” the statement reads. “We take allof them seriously and are constantly explor-ing new and different dolls to be added to ourline.”Many have had a problem with the buxomblond and her curvy attributes. She doesn’trepresent most of the real women we know— a few but not the majority. Even her impos-sibly tanned and toned boyfriend, Ken, is anunrealistic portrayal of the common man.Sorry guys.Being different can be tough for a kid. Itcan also be a way for children to ostracizeeach other. Children can be as mean as snakes.Don’t take offense. You know it’s true. Theylatch on to any little thing and they’re off andrunning.For children dealing with cancer and theloss of their hair, Bald Barbie can serve as anambassador. They can look at her and knowthat if Barbie doesn’t have hair, it must beOK. It can also help with children whose par-ents may be struggling with cancer treatmentsand have lost their hair. I imagine if it fright-ened me, it would absolutely frighten a child.So, go to Facebook, check out the BaldBarbie page and let’s help the fantastic, plasticlady who gave us hours of fun and stretchedour imaginations as little girls help put thenext generation at ease.
On theOther hand
Delphos City SchoolsWeek of Jan. 23-27
Monday: Chicken nuggets,bread and butter, green beans,rosy applesauce, lowfat milk.Tuesday: Turkey hot shot,bread and butter, mashedpotatoes w/gravy, sherbet, low-fat milk..Wednesday: Pepperonipizza, tossed salad, fruit, low-fat milk.Thursday: Chili soup w/crackers, peanut butter sand-wich or deli sandwich, babycarrots, fruit, lowfat milk.Friday: Franklin: Mini corndogs; Middle and Senior:Chicken fajita, lettuce andcheese, corn, mandarin orang-es, lowfat milk.
St. John’sWeek of Jan. 23-27
Monday: Hamburger sand-wich/pickle and onion or coldmeat sandwich, assorted fries,salad, pears, milk.Tuesday: Chicken wrap/lettuce/ tomato/ cheese or cold meat sandwich, cheddar whales, salad, peaches, milk.Wednesday: Rotini/ meat-sauce/ garlic toast or shreddedchicken sandwich, jello, salad,turnover, milk.Thursday: Italian grilledchicken sandwich or sloppy josandwich, green beans, salad,mixed fruit, milk.Friday: Stuffed crust pep-peroni pizza or cold meat sand-wich, peas, salad, applesauce,milk.
LandeckWeek of Jan. 23-27
Monday: Chicken pattysandwich, green beans, fruit,milk.Tuesday: Pizza, corn, fruit,milk.Wednesday: Salisburysteak, mashed potatoes andgravy, dinner roll, fruit, milk.Thursday: Tacos, butter/peanut butter bread, peas, fruit,milk.Friday: Spaghetti with meatsauce, breadstick, lettucesalad, fruit, milk.
Fort JenningsWeek of Jan. 23-27
Chocolate, white or straw-berry milk served with allmeals.H.S. - Ala Carte - Pretzeland cheese available everyFriday; Salad bar with fruit andmilk for $2.00 available everyWednesday.Monday: Chicken and noo-dle over mashed potatoes,peas, dinner roll, fruit.Tuesday: Cheesy rotini,breadstick, green beans, fruit.Wednesday: Spicy chickenstrips, dinner roll, corn, fruit.Thursday: Fiestata, mixedvegetables, G-force bar, fruit.Friday: Sloppy Jo sandwich,baked beans, fries, fruit.
OttovilleWeek of Jan. 23-27
Monday: Sloppy Jo, tri tator,corn, pineapple, milk.Tuesday: Beef and noodles,mashed potatoes, butter bread,peas, cookie, milk.Wednesday: Turkey andgravy, mashed potatoes, butter bread, green beans, jello, milk.Thursday: Chicken noodlesoup with crackers, butter/pea-nut butter/tuna, relish, fruit des-sert, milk.Friday: Pizza, chips,corn,pears, milk.
LincolnviewWeek of Jan. 23-27
Monday: Taco/ soft tortilla,meat/ cheese/ lettuce, refriedbeans, cocoa bars, apple slic-es, milk.Tuesday: Galaxy cheesepizza,corn, strawberries, milk.Wednesday: Spaghetti/jeatsauce, tossed salad, bread-stick, pears, milk.Thursday: Country friedsteak/ gravy, mashed potatoes,dinner roll, pineapple, milk.Friday: Popcorn chicken,green bean casserole, breadand butter, peaches, milk.
Gomer Week of Jan. 23-27
Monday: Assorted chicken,broccoli, pineapple tidbits, din-ner roll, milk.Tuesday: Beef soft tacowith toppings, refried beans,diced pears, breadstick, milk.Wednesday: Salisburysteak, mashed potatoes, apple-sauce, dinner roll, milk.Thursday: Breaded chickensandwich, California veggieblend, assorted fruit, milk.Friday: Grilled cheese sand-wich, yogurt, carrot sticks withdip, grape sherbet, milk.
SpencervilleWeek of Jan. 23-27
Choice of daily salad or sandwich/wrap with fruit andmilk as another meal option.Monday: French toast stickswith syrup, sausage links,applesauce, orange smiles,milk.Tuesday: Chicken baconranch wrap, lettuce andcheese, carrots and dip, 100% juice, milk.Wednesday: Corn dog,green beans, Fritos, peaches,milk.Thursday: Chicken ten-ders, mashed potatoes/ gravy,assorted breads, pineapple,milk.Friday: Pizza steak, burger sandwich, smiley fries, rasp-berry swirl, sherbet, milk.
Elida Middle/ElementaryWeek of Jan. 23-27
Choice of daily salad or sandwich/wrap with fruit andmilk as another meal option.Monday: Assorted chicken,broccoli, pineapple tidbits, din-ner roll, milk.Tuesday: Beef soft tacowith toppings, refried beans,diced pears, breadstick, milk.Wednesday: Salisburysteak, mashed potatoes, apple-sauce, dinner roll, milk.Thursday: Breaded chickensandwich, California veggieblend, assorted fruit, milk.Friday: Grilled cheese sand-wich, yogurt, carrot sticks withdip, grape sherbet, milk..
Russell W.,77, of Spencerville, funeralservices will begin at 10:30a.m., Monday at the ThomasE. Bayliff Funeral Home,Spencerville, the Rev. JohnMedaugh officiating. Burialis in Spencerville Cemetery,where military rites will beconducted by the SpencervilleVeterans. The family willreceive friends 2-6 p.m.Sunday and 1 hour prior to theservice Monday at the funeralhome. Memorial contribu-tions may be directed to theAmerican Lung Association.
August“Augie,” 83, of Fort Jennings,Mass of Christian Burial willbegin at 10:30 a.m. today at St.Joseph Catholic Church, theRev. Joseph Przybysz officiat-ing. Burial will follow in thechurch cemetery. Visitationis an hour prior to servic-es at the church. Memorialscan be made to West CentralOhio Paralysis Foundation,P.O. Box 157, Fort JenningsOH 45844-0157; or to theMemorial Hall RestorationFund.
In a bald Barbie world
April 10, 1956-Jan. 20, 2012
Ronald E. Young Jr., 55,of Fort Jennings, died Fridayat St. Rita’s Putnam CountyAmbulatory Care Center.He was born April 10,1956, in Allen County toRonald E. Young Sr. andRuby Allemeier. His fathersurvives in Rushmore and hismother survives in Elida.He married Cheryl DianeReed, who survives in FortJennings.Other survivors includea son, Joshua (Samantha)Young of Delphos; a daugh-ter, Jennifer (Robert) Nicholsof Fort Jennings; three sisters,Deborah Young of Rushmoreand Karen (Kevin) Sendelbachand Barbara (Mike) Coil of Delphos; a brother, DonaldYoung of Delphos; 15 grand-children, Hailey, Collin,Zoe, Christian, J.J., Gaige,Chelsey, Jack, Cole, Austin,Jordan, Isaac, Andrew, Alexand Elizabeth; a stepdaughter,Heather Marie Hofstetter of Fort Jennings; and two step-sons, Bryan Liegh Hofstetterof Fort Jennings and JulianScott Avery of West Virginia.He was preceded in deathby a stepson, ChristopherLeClare Avery; and a sister,Sharon K. Young.Mr. Young was a mem-ber of the National Guardfrom 1974-81, serving inthe Korean Conflict. He wasemployed at Lakeview Farmsand held membership at St.Joseph Catholic Church, FortJennings; American LegionPost 715, Fort Jennings; BlackSwamp Rifle and Pistol Club;and Delphos Eagles Aerie471. Young was an avid hunt-er and played Santa for morethan 30 years. He enjoyed agame of bingo and playingthe lottery. His true love of life was his family, especiallyhis grandchildren. He was agraduate of Columbus GroveHigh School.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 10:30 a.m.Monday at St. Joseph CatholicChurch, the Rev. JosephPrzybysz officiating. Burialwill be in the church cem-etery, with military gravesiderites conducted by the FortJennings American Legion.Friends may call from 4-8p.m. Saturday and from 2-4p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday atHarter and Schier FuneralHome, where an AmericanLegion service will begin at2:30 p.m and a parish wakebegins at 3 p.m. Sunday.Preferred memorials are toFort Jennings Athletics andAthletic Boosters.
Ronald E. Young Jr.
The West Central Ohio CrimeTask Force served a search war-rant at a Delphos home Fridaymorning.Task force members, alongwith the Allen County Sheriff’sOffice Swat Team, served thewarrant at 515 W. Sixth St. fol-lowing a short-term investiga-tion into reports about an allegeddrug house at that location.Found inside the residencewas a 22-year-old white male.Also found inside the residencewere the following items thatwere seized for evidentiary pur-poses;— Numerous firearms andammunition;— Numerous devices com-monly utilized to grow mari- juana;— Numerous pieces of sus-pected drug paraphernalia;— A small quantity of UScurrency;— A small quantity of sus-pected marijuana;— Numerous pharmaceuti-cal pills; and—A small quantity of sus-pected ecstasy.The male was not immediate-ly arrested, however, he is facingnumerous potential charges ata future date. His name will bereleased once formally charged.The West Central OhioCrime Task Force is comprisedof officers from the follow-ing agencies; Allen CountySheriff’s Office, Van WertCounty Sheriff’s Office, LimaPolice Department, ShawneeTownship Police Department,Delphos Police Department andmultiple state and federal agen-cies. This task force operateswithin a multi-county area tocombat drugs and major crimes.
22-year-oldmay facechargesafter taskforce raid
Etta James dies in Calif.
LOS ANGELES (AP) —Etta James’ performance of the enduring classic “At Last”was the embodiment of refinedsoul: Angelic-sounding stringsharkened the arrival of her pas-sionate yet measured vocals asshe sang tenderly about a lovefinally realized after a long andpatient wait.In real life, little about Jameswas as genteel as that song.The platinum blonde’s first hitwas a saucy R&B number aboutsex, and she was known as ahell-raiser who had tempestuousrelationships with her family,her men and the music industry.Then she spent years battling adrug addiction that she admit-ted sapped away at her greattalents.The 73-year-old died onFriday at Riverside CommunityHospital from complications of leukemia, with her husband andsons at her side, her manager,Lupe De Leon said.James’ spirit could not becontained — perhaps that’s whatmade her so magnetic in music;it is surely what made her sodynamic as one of R&B, bluesand rock ‘n’ roll’s underratedlegends.“The bad girls ... had the lookthat I liked,” she wrote in her1995 autobiography, “Rage toSurvive.” “I wanted to be rare,I wanted to be noticed, I wantedto be exotic as a Cotton Clubchorus girl, and I wanted to beobvious as the most flamboy-ant hooker on the street. I justwanted to be.”Despite the reputation shecultivated, she would always beremembered best for “At Last.”After her 1955 debut, Jamestoured with Otis Rettigs’ revue,sometimes earning only $10a night. In 1959, she signedwith Chicago’s legendary Chesslabel, began cranking out thehits and going on tours with per-formers such as Bobby Vinton,Little Richard, Fats Domino,Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewisand the Everly Brothers.James recorded a stringof hits in the late 1950s and‘60s including “Trust In Me,”‘’Something’s Got a Hold OnMe,” ‘’Sunday Kind of Love,”‘’All I Could Do Was Cry,” andof course, “At Last.”In 1967, she cut one of the most highly-regarded soulalbums of all time, “Tell Mama,”an earthy fusion of rock andgospel music featuring blister-ing horn arrangements, funkyrhythms and a churchy cho-rus. A song from the album,“Security,” was a top 40 singlein 1968.Her professional success,however, was balanced againstpersonal demons, namely a drugaddiction. She was addicted tothe drug for years, beginningin 1960, and it led to a har-rowing existence that includedtime behind bars. It sapped hersinging abilities and her money,eventually, almost destroying hercareer.It would take her at leasttwo decades to beat her drugproblem.She was inducted into theRock Hall in 1993, captureda Grammy in 2003 for bestcontemporary blues album for“Let’s Roll,” one in 2004 forbest traditional blues album for“Blues to the Bone” and one forbest jazz vocal performance for1994’s “Mystery Lady: Songsof Billie Holiday.” She was alsoawarded a special Grammy in2003 for lifetime achievementand got a star on the HollywoodWalk of Fame.Her health went into decline,however, and by 2011, she wasbeing cared for at home by a per-sonal doctor. In October 2011,it was announced that Jameswas retiring from recording, anda final studio recording, “TheDreamer,” was released, featur-ing the singer taking on clas-sic songs, from Bobby “Blue”Bland’s “Dreamer” to Guns N’Roses “Welcome To the Jungle”— still rocking, and a fitting end
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Police are looking for a hit-skip driver following a two-vehi-cle crash at 5:17 p.m. Friday.Paul Edie, 43, of Rigon, Ga.,was traveling westbound onEast Second Street proceedingthrough a green light at the inter-section of North Pierce Street,when an eastbound white FordRanger, regular cab with a bluepinstripe, made an illegal left-hand turn in front of Edie, caus-ing a collision. A witness toldpolice he spoke with the driverof the Ranger, who asked if therewas any damage to the Edievehicle and when told no, he fledthe scene.Anyone with informationabout the driver of the Rangeris asked to contact police at 419-692-4015.
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VAN WERT — Localattorney and business ownerTodd Wolfrum has announcedhis candidacy for Van WertCounty Commissioner.Wolfrum will compete in theMarch Republican primaryfor the seat being vacatedby Gary Adams atyear’s end.Wolfrum haslived in VanWert County fornearly his entirelife, leaving onlyfor educationpurposes. He isa 1989 graduateof LincolnviewHigh School and1993 graduate of Bluffton College,where he obtaineda bachelor’s degree inSociology.Upon graduation fromcollege, Wolfrum returned toVan Wert and worked foryears on the floor of severalfactories, including FederalMogul, Eaton, Cooper’s andFleetwood. He also spent twoyears working on construc-tion crews for local contrac-tor Wortman Brothers.In 1999, Wolfrum took theLaw School Admissions Testand placed highly enoughto receive a full academicscholarship to attend theUniversity of Toledo Collegeof Law, graduating with aJuris Doctorate three yearslater. Shortly thereafter, heopened his own law office inVan Wert and has practicedlaw ever since.Wolfrum wants to bring anew perspective to the com-missioner’s office. As a busi-ness owner (Firehouse Pizzain Middle Point)and an attorney insolo practice, heoffers the countycritical experiencein entrepreneur-ship and businessstart-up.“I hope tobring to theCommissioner’soffice and to VanWert new ideas.The most impor-tant of those ideasbeing that our childrenand grandchildren can pursuean education and their ambi-tions and still live in thiscounty. I have small childrenand I would like Van Wert tobe an option in their future.”Wolfrum believes thecounty’s best resource is intel-ligent and industrious youngpeople. Every community hasthem, but for too long, hebelieves, we have been losingmost of ours because of theseemingly limited opportuni-ties here. It just takes one of these with a good idea to cre-ate hundreds of jobs.That is why Wolfrumpromotes bringing a collegebranch campus to Van Wert,where high school graduatesand adults can work toward abachelor degree. He believesthat not only would thisencourage talented people tostay here and cheaply get astart on their careers, but itwould enter Van Wert intothe field of higher education,an area that is one of the fast-est growing business sectorsnationally.“Manufacturing is thiscounty’s backbone. Themega-site north of town wasa great idea and some verygood people have workedon it. But whether or notany large manufacturer everlocates here, there needs to beother plans.”Wolfrum also believes weneed to encourage reinvest-ment in our small towns asour county’s financial healthdepends on a vibrant county-wide economy. The county’soutstanding highway system,including a four-lane withplenty of access, should allowus to better promote our oncegreat network of small townsas possible destinations formanufacturing plants andother business. Wolfrumdoesn’t think we can continueto let these towns deteriorateand not expect the county as awhole to eventually suffer theconsequences.
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VAN WERT — Denzil“Denny” Wortman hasannounced that he is run-ning for Van Wert Countycommission-er. Wortmanis a life-longresident of thecounty, graduat-ing from OhioCity-LibertyHigh School.He earned adegree fromITT Institute inelectronics engi-neering as wellas attendingRhodes StateCollege and BlufftonUniversity, majoring inbusiness administration.Wortman has been mar-ried to Kaulene (Hoverman)Wortman for 42 years. Heis the father of two chil-dren and the grandfather of three.“I was employed at theChrysler Amplex/GKNSinter Metals Company.Over the 31 years at thecompany, I enjoyed posi-tions of increased respon-sibility until the companyclosed in 2000. Throughoutmy working career, I com-pleted my education andpursued continuing stud-ies in the interest of self-improvement,” Wortmanstated.Along with working afull-time job, Wortman alsois a farmer in Van WertCounty. He is also a licensedprivate pilot with an instru-ment rating. He volunteersmany hours of free time toaid in the operations of theVan Wert County RegionalAirport.Wortman is also a mem-ber of American LegionPost 178 and the Benevolent& Protective Order of Elks,Lodge 1197.“I will bring my experi-ence and expertise to theposition of county commis-sioner, where Iwill serve in thebest interest of theresidents of VanWert County,” hesaid. “Amongstmy priorities andat the top of thatlist is economicdevelopment.Upon enter-ing office, I willbecome directlyinvolved in theprocess of bring-ing employment to ourcounty.”Wortman further statedthat he is concerned aboutthe future of the county’syouth. He pledged to workwithin the educational sys-tem to assist in develop-ing technical programsfor industries interested inexpanding or locating inVan Wert County.“Operating my own busi-ness has expanded my skillsin the management of bud-gets and living within mymeans,” Wortman contin-ued. “I will bring these skillsto the commissioner’s posi-tion when dealing with thecounty budgets and spend-ing your hard-earned taxdollars. I will pursue everyopportunity to reduce thecounty’s operating expendi-tures without jeopardizingthe standard of living wehave come to enjoy.”With the economyshowing signs of improve-ment right now, Wortmanbelieves that residentsmust be forward-thinking,by planning for a brighterfuture.
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Guard fired foralleged threatto Kasich
LEBANON (AP) — Aprison guard in southwestOhio has been fired afterallegedly making threats aboutOhio Gov. John Kasich on theguard’s Facebook page.Jessie Hubbard, of Trenton,was fired from the LebanonCorrectional Institution onJan. 17, after an investigationinto his posting of the com-ment on the social network-ing site, prison spokeswom-an Ellen Myers confirmedFriday.Hubbard’s terminationnotice says that he posted“Ok we got Bin Laden ... let’sgo after Kasich next .Who’swith me?” on the social net-working site, the MiddletownJournal first reported.Personnel records obtainedfrom the prison by the news-paper show that Hubbard wastold that he violated rules of conduct, including threaten-ing, intimidating or coerc-ing another employee or amember of the general public,the Journal reported. He alsowas accused of actions thatcould compromise or impairthe ability of an employee toeffectively carry out duties asa public employee and an actthat would bring discredit tothe employer.Hubbard said he made theposting in May in a jokingconversation with friends overSenate Bill 5, which wouldhave greatly limited the powerof unions. Hubbard, who is aunion member, said the postwas never meant to be takenseriously and was taken outof context, according to thenewspaper.“I feel like they wanted tomake an example of me forsome reason,” Hubbard said.“At no time did I ever meanit as anything other than a joke.”He said that a “disgruntledco-worker” reported the post-ing in September and Hubbardwas put on administrativeleave while it was investigat-ed. Hubbard also said that thematter was turned over to theWarren County prosecutor’soffice, which he says declinedto prosecute him.Messages were left at theprosecutor’s office.Myers declined to com-ment further, other than tosay: “We will allow the disci-pline to speak for itself.”Kasich said Friday thathis office played no role inthe firing, but that “peopleshouldn’t be saying thingslike that about anybody, any-where, any place, anytime.”Hubbard, who has beenemployed at the prison since1997, was twice namedemployee of the month andreceived a “satisfactory” rat-ing on his last employee eval-uation that was conducted inApril, according to the news-paper.Hubbard, who is appeal-ing the firing, could not bereached for additional com-ment Friday. There was notelephone listing for him inTrenton.
Medical potissue clearsballot hurdle
COLUMBUS (AP) —Backers of a ballot proposalto legalize medical marijuanain Ohio have been cleared bythe state attorney general tobegin gathering the roughly385,000 signatures neededto put it on the Novemberballot.Ohio Attorney GeneralMike DeWine said Fridaythat he has certified the first1,000 valid signatures, andcleared summary petitionlanguage on the proposedOhio Medical CannabisAmendment as fair andtruthful.The amendment to Ohio’sconstitution would allowthose with a debilitatingmedical condition to use,possess, produce and acquiremarijuana and parapherna-lia. Qualifying conditionsinclude cancer, AIDS, glau-coma and Crohn’s disease.It would authorize ven-dors to make and distributethe otherwise illegal drugand set up a state oversightcommission. The proposalalso would protect patientsfrom violations of privacy,confidentiality and govern-ment interference.
Father arrestedafter allegedlycaging girl
CINCINNATI (AP) —An Ohio father has been jailed after he allegedly puthis 12-year-old daughter intoa dog cage as punishment,then threatened to electrifyit.His attorney says JamesTapke denies the childendangering charge andclaims it was a joke that gotout of hand. A judge Fridayset bond at $50,000.Police in SpringfieldTownship near Cincinnatisay the 41-year-old manrestrained the girl with ducttape, then shut her in a largedog cage. Police say her13-year-old brother let herout after about 20 minutes,but Tapke put her back inafter she poured water onhim.Police say Tapke put anelectrical jumper pack out-side the cage. He allegedlysaid several times that hecould electrify the cage,before releasing his daugh-ter again.
There are so many miscon-ceptions about stamp collec-tors and the art of collectingstamps. You’ll hear the crythat it costs too much moneyto collect stamps or wheream I going to get stampsanyway? Some feel it is toocomplicated because thereare so many ways to col-lect stamps. Which methodshould I choose. The simplefacts are these: First, thereare inexpensive ways to col-lect stamps. Second, the“right” method to use is theone that makes you happy.Where do you start? Thefirst places to get stamps arefrom your own mail or askothers to give you their usedenvelopes with the stampsattached. There are basicallytwo types of adhesive thatyou will have to deal withto remove the stamp. Youmight even consider the sig-nificance of the postmark orfrom whom the letter came,before you decide to removethe stamp from its envelope.This is very true for very oldstamps.Older stamps can beremoved very simply. Cutaround the stamps and thensoak the stamps in warmclean water. Most stampswill just float to the top afterabout 10 minutes. Avoidtouching stamps with yourfingers if you can; any hobbystore will have a set of tongsthat you should use in han-dling stamps. Although atfirst glance they may lookthe same, tweezers are not anacceptable substitute becausethe points and ridges coulddamage the stamp. Stamptongs have flat ends to makeit easier to pick them upwhen laying flat on a table.Once the stamps have beenremoved place them betweensheets of non scented papertowels, making sure they aredry. Once dry find some-thing that has some weightto it. I would always use theManhattan phone book. Keepthe stamps pressed for aboutthree weeks.Sounds simple enoughuntil you try to remove self adhesive stamps from theirenvelopes. Soaking does notwork well with self adhesive.Instead while holding yourstamps with the tongs, sprayan aerosol air freshener onthe stamp and it will comeoff. Be careful because theself adhesive is still intacton the stamp. To remove thestickiness, use a dab of tal-cum powder on the back andvoila, no more adhesive.Now it’s time to sort thestamps into your “unique”collection. There are morechoices than anyone couldfathom. Are you interested ina particular country? Are youinterested in planes, trains,and automobiles or a segmentof history? Some collectorsare interested in a particularshape, size or color. This iswhere you start to see the funin collecting.Now you need to storeyour collection, preferably insomething that allows youto see the stamps and keepthem protected. Again, anyhobby or stamp store willcarry stock sheets in variousdesigns. The most popular area black cardboard-like back-ing with clear strips and usu-ally a three hole punch on theleft side. They are relativelyinexpensive and any regularthree ring binder would holdthese sheets nicely. The sec-ond type of stock sheet looksmore like a manila folder.Slots have been made on thefolder of the same material.The downside of this methodis that you can’t readily seethe stamp.In a future article, I willtell you about the stamp col-lecting hobby I chose.
Group continueseffort to ban dogauctions
COLUMBUS (AP) — Agroup that wants Ohio to bandog auctions has turned inmore signatures in its effort toget a new law on the books.Last week, the Coalition toBan Dog Auctions had fallenabout 360 signatures shy of the number needed.Ohio’s elections chief saidFriday the campaign has sub-mitted an additional 4,086signatures. Secretary of StateJon Husted says the groupalready has 115,209 validsignatures.If enough are certified,state lawmakers would havefour months to pass a lawagainst dog auctions. If leg-islators don’t take any action,the coalition may collectmore signatures to put a mea-sure on the statewide ballot inNovember.The Ohio Association of Animal Owners has said dogauctions are well monitoredand that a ban is unneces-sary.
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