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Students can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholar of theDay is AustinReindel.CongratulationsAustin!Jefferson’s Scholar of theDay is KyleBooher.CongratulationsKyle!
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For The Record
VAN WERT COUNTY COURT NEWSW
Vol. 142 No. 177
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
Pair of thefts un-der investigation
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Victim reportsbeing threatenedby roommate
High temperatureWednesday in Delphos was52 degrees, low was 37. Higha year ago today was 21, lowwas 8. Record high for todayis 57, set in 1931. Record lowis -12, set in 1985.
May 14, 1917-Feb. 1, 2012
Audrey B. Vandemark,94, of Elida and formerly of Spencerville, died at 4:30a.m. Wednesday at VancrestHealthcare Center in Delphos.She was born May 14,1917, in Spencerville toWilliam M. and Mildred(Bowers) Grunden.On Nov. 8, 1934, she mar-ried Lawrence E. Vandemark,who died on Aug. 15, 1993.Survivors include sonDonald L. Vandemark of Elida; daughter Jeannine(Byron) Nolan of Van Wert;sister Alma Tyo of Oakwood;grandchildren LuAnn (Randy)Strayer of Spencerville, KevinVandemark of Lima, Dianna(Jeff) Goecke of Spencerville,Deborah (John) Stetler of Cloverdale and Scott (Beth)Nolan of Venedocia; 15 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in deathby sister Hazel Jarman; andhalf brother Harry Rice.Mrs. Vandemark was ahomemaker and had workedat Aeroquip Manufacturing inVan Wert. She was a memberof Hartford Christian Churchand its Friendly Circle, theJolly Dozen Club and Chapter130 Order of Eastern Star inSpencerville.Services will begin at 1 p.m.Saturday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Pastor RobertKing officiating. Burial willfollow in Wright Cemetery inConverse.Friends may call from 4-8p.m. Friday at the funeralhome.Memorial contributionsmay be made to HartfordChurch Building Fund.Delphos police are inves-tigating a pair of theft com-plaints reported on Tuesday.At 3:18 p.m., DelphosPolice were contacted by aresident of the 900 block of North Jefferson Street in ref-erence to a theft complaint.Upon speaking with thevictim, officers were advisedsomeone had taken automo-bile parts from outside theresidence.At 3:04 p.m., police werecontacted by a resident of the 800 block of North CanalStreet in reference to a theftcomplaint.Upon speaking with thevictim, officers were advisedsomeone had taken a televi-sion tower lying behind thevictim’s residence.Common Pleas Court hada lighter than normal agendaWednesday morning.
27,Van Wert, was placed on ayear of community controland ordered to spend 180 daysin the Van Wert County Jailon a charge of theft, a mis-demeanor of the first degree.Judge Steele ordered Hurleypay restitution in the amountof $249.23 to the victim, $250as partial reimbursement forhis court appointed attorneyand court costs.Hurley was given creditfor 105 days jail which he hadserved on the charge awaitingfinal disposition of his case.
Cody J. Edwards,
21,Saginaw, Texas, entered aguilty plea to a charge of Vandalism a felony of thefourth degree for his part inthe destruction of construc-tion equipment at a windmillsite in July of this year.Two other individuals,along with Edwards, werearrested for the destructionof a crane along with otherlighting equipment which wasproperty of Blattner EnergyCompany.Edwards will be orderedto make $58,000 restitutionalong with the other two par-ties for the damage done tothe lighting equipment.Judge Steele ordered apre-sentence investigationand scheduled sentencingfor March 14. Edwards isbeing held in jail on a cashbond.
Ford C. Wilson,
28, VanWert, was granted judicialrelease from prison andplaced on community controlfor a period of three years.Wilson, along with oth-ers, was arrested for a seriesof thefts from vehicles parkedat the Van Wert CountyFairgrounds, the breakingand entering of fair groundbuildings along with build-ings owned by the Van WertCounty Foundation.Wilson was ordered tomake restitution to the vic-tims of the thefts.
Dontrey E. Cooper,
29,Beechnut, Texas, entered aguilty plea to a bill of infor-mation charging him with atheft, a felony of the fifthdegree.According to a state-ment made, Cooper alleg-edly pulled a phone scam onan elderly lady in Van WertCounty, where he was able toget a large sum of money.Judge Steele ordered apre-sentence investigationand scheduled sentencing forFeb. 29.At 2:42 p.m. on Tuesday,Delphos Police were contact-ed by a resident of the 1000block of Lima Avenue in ref-erence to being threatened bya roommate.Upon speaking with thevictim, officers were advisedthe victim was threatened by aroommate earlier in the day.Officers will present charg-es to the prosecutor’s officerfor possible charges on theroommate.
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whose officers arrested Brewerin 2009. “We are swimmingin weed.”Oregon and Washingtonboth allow users to possess 24usable ounces, by far and awaythe most. California allowseight ounces, but unlike moststates, only counts the buds,the most potent part of theplant. Most other states allow2-3 ounces. Colorado allows2 ounces, Maine 2.5 ounces,and Hawaii 3 ounces.George said the way thelaw stands, medical marijuanagrowers can be growing —year-round indoors — dispos-ing of, and replenishing theirstock from their plants and astockpile of drying branches.“How dry is dry in orderto make it count?” he said.“Right now you can have 1.5pounds per day every day of the month. That is crazy.”Research done for theU.S. Drug EnforcementAgency found that marijua-na plants can yield 1 to 5pounds dry weight, with theprized buds making up 18percent and leaves 16 per-cent. Using those figures, thesix plants per patient allowedin Oregon could amount to2-10 pounds of buds andleaves, far more than the 1.5pounds allowed.Marijuana clinic ownerPaul Stanford said 1.5 poundsfor the entire year would beenough for most people whosmoke their medicine, but notfor people who use it to bakecookies and the like.Whatever the legalamount, vulnerability to arrestremains.
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She launched a web site,DontSettleWithHonda.org,and said she was contacted byhundreds of other car ownersseeking guidance in how tofile small claims suits if theyopted out of a class-actioncase already filed.The upside of small claimscourt is that there are noattorneys’ fees and cases aredecided quickly. Individualpayments are far greater thanin class-action cases.Honda’s proposed class-action settlement would giveaggrieved owners $100 to$200 each and a $1,000 credittoward the purchase of a newcar. Legal fees in the classaction case would give triallawyers $8.5 million, Peterssaid.Legal experts had said itwas unlikely that all ownerswould take the small claimsroute because of the time andenergy involved in pursuingsuch lawsuits. But it was aunique approach that couldhave an impact.Carnahan held two hear-ings on the claim in January.Peters claimed her car nevercame close to the promised 50mpg and that it got no morethan 30 miles per gallon whenthe battery began deteriorat-ing. She still owns the car andwanted to be compensated formoney lost on gas, as well aspunitive damages, amountingto $10,000.A Honda technical expertwho testified at an earlierhearing said the company wasrequired by federal law to postthe sticker estimating the high-est mileage the car could get.But he said the mileage variedon how the car was driven.The company said Peters wasnot deceived.A judge in San DiegoCounty is due to rule inMarch on whether to approveHonda’s class-action settle-ment. Members of the classhave until Feb. 11 to accept ordecline the deal.Small claims courts gener-ally handle private disputesthat do not involve largeamounts of money. In manystates, that means small debts,quarrels between tenants andlandlords and contract dis-agreements. Attorneys aren’tusually there; in California,litigants aren’t allowed tohave lawyers argue theircase.The limit for small claimsdamages in California is$10,000. In other states it rang-es from $2,500 to $15,000.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Mostly clear.Lows in the upper 20s. Northwinds around 5 mph throughmidnight becoming light andvariable.
: Mostly sunnybecoming partly cloudy.Highs in the upper 40s. Eastwinds around 10 mph.
Partlycloudy with a 20 percentchance of rain and snow.Lows in the lower 30s.
: Mostlycloudy with a 30 percentchance of rain. Highs in lower40s.
SATURDAY NIGHT, SUNDAY
: Partly cloudy witha 30 percent chance of rainand snow. Lows in the upper20s. Highs in the lower 40s.
SUNDAY NIGHT, MONDAY
: Partly cloudy.Lows in the upper 20s. Highsin the lower 40s.
:Mostly clear. Lows in theupper 20s.
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public, they let Wall Streetinvestment banks handle every-thing. That means the initialstock price is reserved for biginstitutional investors, shuttingout the average investor.The IPO filing casts a spot-light on some of Facebook’sinner workings for the firsttime. Among other things, thedocuments reveal the amountof Facebook’s revenue, itsmajor shareholders, its growthopportunities and its concernsabout its biggest competitivethreats.The documents show, asexpected, that Facebook isthriving. The company earned$668 million on revenue of $3.7 billion last year, accord-ing to the filing. Both figuresnearly doubled from 2010.“The company is a lot moreprofitable than we thought,”said Kathleen Smith, princi-pal of IPO investment advisoryfirm Renaissance Capital.Although she consideredFacebook’s numbers “veryimpressive,” she said Facebookneeds to talk more about whereit sees its growth coming from.“What new areas of busi-ness is it expecting to pursuebeyond display ads?”What’s not in the docu-ments, yet, is Facebook’smarket value. That figurecould hit $100 billion, basedon Facebook’s private valua-tions and the expectation thatit will continue to grow at arapid pace. Facebook also didnot say what percentage of itsshares it plans to sell.Facebook heads a class of Internet startups that have beengoing public during the pastyear.The early crop has includedInternet radio service PandoraMedia Inc., professional net-working service LinkedInCorp. and daily deals compa-ny Groupon Inc. Most of thoseInternet IPOs haven’t livedup to their lofty expectations.The list of disappointmentsincludes Zynga Inc., whichhas built a profitable businessby creating a variety of gamesto play on Facebook. Zynga’sstock fell 5 percent below itsIPO price on the first day of trading.
COLUMBUS (AP) —Ohio lawmakers who wantschools to wait until afterLabor Day to start classes forthe year say that would helpthe state’s tourism industry.Republican State Rep. BillHayes says what he describesas the state’s third-largestindustry loses business whenschools reopen too early.The Columbus Dispatchreports a bill Hayes has co-sponsored would give schooldistricts a way to opt out onthe post-Labor Day require-ment.The same measure woulddetermine the length of theschool year based on thenumber of hours students arein class, not the number of days.At a state House hearingon Wednesday, a member of a central Ohio school boardcomplained that provisionwould hurt education qualityby allowing districts to cutweeks off the school calen-dar.
Bill would startOhio schoolsafter Labor Day