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Community AnnouncementGI Physicians, Inc.Ven S. Kottapalli, MD, C.N.S.P.
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Students can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholar of theDay is HollyKrites.CongratulationsHolly!Jefferson’s Scholar of theDay is DrakeMayberry.CongratulationsDrake!
Scholars of the Day
2 – The Herald Friday, January 27, 2012
For The Record
Vol. 142 No. 173
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
WaconDaniel III, 49, of Delphos,memorial services will beginat 1 p.m. Saturday at FirstPresbyterian Church, 310W. Second St., Delphos, theRev. Harry Tolhurst officiat-ing. A reception for familyand friends will be held atthe Spencerville AmericanLegion Post after the memo-rial service.
Julius F., 85, of Delphos, Mass of ChristianBurial begins at 1:30 p.m.Saturday at St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church,the Rev. Melvin Verhoff offi-ciating. Burial will follow atResurrection Cemetery, withmilitary rites by the DelphosVeterans Council. Friendsmay call from 2-8 p.m. todayat Harter and Schier FuneralHome, where the parish wakebegins at 7:30 p.m. Memorialsare for guide dogs for theblind.
Rita Elizabeth(Finn), 98, of Lima, Massof Christian Burial beginsat 10 a.m. Saturday at St.Rose Catholic Church, theRev. Thomas Gorman offi-ciating. Burial will followin Gethsemani Cemetery.Friends may call from 5-7p.m. Friday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, wherethe parish wake begins at6:30 p.m.; and for an hourprior to the service at thechurch. Memorials are to St.Rose Catholic Church or theSt. Francis Home, Tiffin.
Alvin E. 79, of Frontier, Mich., and formerlyof Delphos, Funeral serviceswill be held Saturday at 1 p.m.at Frontier United MethodistChurch. Interment in FrontierCemetery will be at a laterdate. Friends may call 2-4 and6-8 p.m. today at the EagleFuneral Home-George WhiteChapel in Reading, Mich.Memorials are suggested toFrontier Methodist Church orthe Hillsdale County SeniorCenter. Send condolences,to georgewhitefuneralhome.com
High temperature Thursdayin Delphos was 36 degrees,low was 33. Mixed precip-itation was recorded at .48inch. High a year ago todaywas 28, low was 21. Recordhigh for today is 65, set in1916. Record low is -12, setin 2003.Corn: $6.31Wheat: $6.31Beans: $12.01
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Partly cloudy.Highs in the upper 30s. Westwinds 10 to 20 mph.
: Partly cloudy.A 50 percent chance of snowin the morning. Breezy. Highsin the mid 30s. West winds15 to 25 mph with gusts up to40 mph.
Partly cloudy with a chance of snow through midnight. Thencloudy with snow after midnight.Snow accumulation around 1inch. Lows in the upper 20s.Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.Chance of snow 90 percent.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Thursday:
Estimated jackpot: $12million
Pick 3 Evening
Pick 4 Evening
Estimated jackpot: $146million
Rolling Cash 5
Ten OH Evening
JAN’S WELCOMES BRYNN ANDREWS
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Kenneth Al SealscottBetty Lauer
A girl, Mariah Catherine,was born Jan. 20 at St. Rita’sMedical Center to Darrinand Denise Gerdeman of Delphos.Grandparents are Jim andJane Gerdeman of Delphosand Bob and Paula Weinandyof Elida.
A boy was born Jan. 27 toNathan and Regina Bonifas of Delphos.
Jan. 24, 1927-Jan. 26, 2012
Kenneth Al Sealscott, 85,of Van Wert, died at 12:55a.m. Thursday at VancrestHealthcare Center in Delphos.He was born Jan. 24, 1927,in Hoaglin Township of VanWert County, to Samuel andNellie (Morris) Sealscott.On Dec. 31, 1947, he mar-ried Miriam Billieu, who diedon July 8, 2011.Survivors include chil-dren Louise (Jeff) Laudick of Delphos and Miles Sealscottof Van Wert; brother-in-lawWalter Billieu of Cincinnati;sister-in-law Virginia Sealscottof Van Wert; grandchildrenKim (Scott) Schwinnen, Brian(Tina) Laudick, Dustin (Beth)Laudick, Amy McNabb andSam (Nesha) Sealscott; andgreat-grandchildren Caleb andKenzie Schwinnen; KadenLaudick; Brady Fisher; AbbyLopshire; Hannah and HaleyDickson; and Silas and SladeSealscott.He was preceded in deathby a brother, Doyle Sealscott.Mr. Sealscott was a lifetimefarmer in Hoaglin Townshipand had also worked at theContinental Can Co. in VanWert, retiring after 30 yearsof service. He was a memberof Trinity United MethodistChurch in Van Wert, a for-mer Hoaglin Township clerkserving for eight years, for-mer member of the Van WertKiwanis Club, had been a vol-unteer with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, was anavid bicyclist and had partici-pated in several GOBA trips.Services will be held at10:30 a.m. Monday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home andCrematory in Van Wert.Burial will be in WoodlawnCemetery in Ohio City.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Sunday at the funeralhome.Preferred memorials are todonor’s choice.Betty Lauer, 89, of Delphosdied today at St. Rita’s MedicalCenter.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.
Charges pendingin task force raid
Deal to sell ‘M-A-S-H’hot dog diner revived
Charges have yet tobe filed following a WestCentral Ohio Crime TaskForce raid at 704 S. Main St.in Delphos.Agents from the task forcebegan a short-term investiga-tion into the residence afterreceiving complaints aboutan alleged “drug house.”The investigation culmi-nated Thursday at approxi-mately 10:20 a.m. when taskforce members, along withthe Allen County Sheriff’sOffice Swat Team, served asearch warrant at the loca-tion.Found inside the residencewas a 22-year-old white male,a 29-year-old white femaleand two small children.As the SWAT Team madeentry into the residence, the29-year-old female ran intothe bathroom and attempt-ed to flush suspected heroindown the toilet. Officers wereable to recover some of thesubstance from the toilet andplan on having it analyzed atthe crime lab.The male and female werenot immediately arrested,however, they both facenumerous potential chargesat a future date. Their namesname will be released onceformally charged. AllenCounty Children’s Serviceswas notified of the conditionsthe children were living in.Also found inside theresidence were the followingitems that were seized forevidentiary purposes;— Numerous pieces of suspected drug parapherna-lia;— A small quantity of UScurrency;— A small quantity of suspected heroin; and— A small quantity of suspected marijuana.The West Central OhioCrime Task Force is com-prised of officers from thefollowing agencies; AllenCounty Sheriff’s Office, VanWert County Sheriff’s Office,Lima Police Department,Shawnee Township PoliceDepartment, Delphos PoliceDepartment and multiplestate/federal agencies. Thistask force operates within amulti-county area to combatdrugs and major crimes.
By JOHN SEEWERThe Associated Press
TOLEDO — The sale of ahot dog eatery made famouson the TV series “M-A-S-H”is sizzling again.Representatives of a res-taurant group told a judgeThursday that a deal to buyTony Packo’s Inc. has beenrevived and could be finalizedin a few weeks. This comes just weeks after the samegroup backed out of a saleagreement.The future of the family-owned business has been up inthe air during the last year afterdescendants of the restaurant’snamesake began accusingeach other of financial mis-deeds and mismanagement.The sale also comes amid theftcharges against the founder’sgrandson.Family members havewaged a yearlong battle overTony Packo’s, a corner barand grill that grew out of theGreat Depression. The restau-rant’s chili-topped hot dogscontinue to be popular, eventhough “M-A-S-H” ended itsrun three decades ago.“If you’re ever in Toledo,Ohio, on the Hungarian sideof town, Tony Packo’s got thegreatest Hungarian hot dogs,”Jamie Farr’s character, Cpl.Max Klinger, said on an epi-sode in 1976.Farr, a Toledo native, putPacko’s on the map when heportrayed a homesick U.S. sol-dier in the Korean War wholonged for the hot dogs andwore dresses in hopes of con-vincing the Army he was crazyand should be discharged.Packo’s was mentioned insix of the 250 episodes of “M-A-S-H” — notably, in thefinal episode in 1983, whichuntil last year’s Super Bowlwas the most-watched TVshow in history.A restaurant group backedby the owner of 26 BurgerKings in the Toledo area nowplans to move forward with a$5.5 million deal that a judgefirst approved in October.It scuttled a deal earlier thismonth after it said the bankinvolved in the sale beganrequiring changes.David Coyle, an attorneyrepresenting the buyers, wouldnot say why the sale is beingrevived.He did say that they stillplan to keep the founder’sgrandson involved in a majorrole within the company, eventhough he was charged inDecember with stealing fromthe family business.Tony Packo III and anothercompany official have plead-ed not guilty to aggravatedtheft. Authorities have said thecharges stem from an 18-monthinvestigation into the allegedtheft of about $170,000 fromthe restaurant chain.Bob Bennett, who wonthe bidding for Packo’s, saidin October that he plans onputting Tony Packo III andhis father in charge of theday-to-day operations of thefive Packo’s outlets aroundToledo.A court-appointed thirdparty appointed to oversee thebusiness during the disputeover ownership has been urg-ing the judge and all sides toact quickly before the businessfalls deeper into debt.Even if the sale is com-pleted, the deal still faces morelegal hurdles.Robin Horvath, whoacquired half the companywhen his mother, NancyPacko Horvath, daughter of the founders, died in 2003, ischallenging the sale and hasmade his own bid for the com-pany.
Nov. 6, 1913-Jan. 22, 2012
Luke Kill, 98, of Landeck,died at 5:25 a.m. Sunday inNaples, Fla.He was born Nov. 6, 1913,in Landeck to Joseph andMary (Droll Vondran) Kill.On Aug. 11, 1936, he mar-ried Mary Dolores Doughty,who died on March 13, 1995.Survivors include twodaughters, Rosalind Kill of Naples and Helen (Gary)DeWyer of Ocala, Fla.; sixgrandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.He was preceded in deathby six brothers, Albert,Richard, Harold, William,Eugene and Linus Kill.Mr. Kill, along with hisbrother, William, was theCo-founder of Kill Brothers Co.,a welder and radiator shop lead-ing to farm implements in 1949.The company continued withbrothers Linus and Richard Kill.He was a member of St. Johnthe Baptist Catholic Churchin Landeck and St. Peters inNaples. He was also a memberof the Elks, Eagles and K of C of Ohio, Shawnee CountryClub, Delphos Country Club,Royal Palm Country Club andThe Delphos Club. He enjoyedgardening, working in the yardand tending to his honey bees.He especially enjoyed growingand giving away his apples.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 10 a.m. Mondayat St. John the Baptist CatholicChurch, the Rev. Robert Killofficiating. Burial will be inthe church cemetery.Friends may call from 2-4p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday atHarter and Schier FuneralHome, where a Rosary servicebegin as 7 p.m. and a parishwake is at 7:30 p.m.In lieu of flowers, dona-tions may be made to St.Rita’s Hospital Foundation,St. John the Baptist CatholicChurch or St. John’s ParishFoundation.