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2 – The Herald Wednesday, February 8, 2012
For The Record
Vol. 142 No. 181
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
DENZIL R. WORTMAN(Denny)
Paid for by: Committee to elect Denzil R. Wortman, County Commissioner.Phyllis Wortman, Treasurer, 13005 Richey Road, Van Wert, OH 45891
County and Pleasant Township.
VAN WERT COUNTY COMMISSIONER JAN. 3, 2013 TERM
Louie A. Vasquez
Aug. 3, 1939Feb. 5, 2012
Louie A. Vasquez, 72,of Lima, died peacefully at8:46 p.m. Sunday at St. Rita’sMedical Center, surroundedby his family.He was born Aug. 3, 1939,in St. Henry to Luis andHerlinda A. Avila VasquezSr., who preceded him indeath.On Feb. 12, 1977, he mar-ried Vickie R. Williams, whosurvives in Lima.Other survivors includesons Tony (Debbie) Vasquezof Dayton and ArmandoVasquez; daughters Aletia(Jeff) Hartzler and Dr. April(Robert) Shattuck of Elidaand Dr. Amber Vasquez of Hilliard; brothers Andy (Lois)Vasquez and Arnold Vasquezof Lima; sister Armida(Averal) Nicely of LeHigh,Fla.; and grandchildren ErinWinghart, Hannah, Jeffy andAlexis Hartzler and Taylorand Payton Shattuck.Mr. Vasquez was a vet-eran of the United StatesNaval Reserve who retiredin 2002 from the OakwoodCorrection Facility after 19years. After his retirement,he worked part-time for theAmerican Legion and atClymer Medical Transport.He was a 1958 graduate of Bath High School. He was amember of the Loyal Orderof Moose. He enjoyed clas-sic movies, bowling, billiardsand his morning coffee andfriends at the Lickity Split.He was extremely proud of his children’s accomplish-ments and he valued his timewith his family.Services will begin at10 a.m. Saturday at Chiles-Laman Funeral and CremationServices - Shawnee Chapel,Lima, with military rites byVeterans of Foreign Wars 1275and the Navy Honor Guard.Burial will be in GethsemaniCemetery at a later date.Friends may call from 2-4and 6-8 p.m. Friday at thefuneral home.In lieu of flowers, memo-rial contributions may bemade online to the WoundedWarrior Project at http://sup-port.woundedwarriorproject.org.High temperature Tuesdayin Delphos was 37 degrees,low was 30. A trace of snow-fall was recorded. High a yearago today was 22, low was 3.Record high for today is 68,set in 1925. Record low is -17,set in 1967.Corn: $6.42Wheat: $6.47Beans: $12.16A boy, Hudson Lee, wasborn Feb. 2 at St. Rita’sMedical Center to Joseph andBrittany Tucker.He weighed 6 pounds, 11ounces and was 20 incheslong.He was welcomed home bysibling Phoenix Tucker.Grandparents are Rob andBeth Kriegel and Loren andLinda Tucker.Great-grandparents areJune Dunlap and Jack andMarilyn Stiles.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Mostly clear.Lows in the lower 20s. Westwinds 5 to 10 mph.
: Sunny.Highs in the upper 30s. Westwinds 10 to 15 mph.
:Mostly clear. Lows in the mid20s. Southwest winds 10 to15 mph.
: Partly cloudy inthe morning then becomingcloudy. A 40 percent chanceof snow showers. Highs inthe mid 30s. Southwest winds10 to 15 mph shifting to thenorthwest in the afternoon.
: Mostlycloudy with a 30 percentchance of snow. Lows 15 to20.
: Partlycloudy. Highs in the lower20s.
SATURDAY NIGHT-SUNDAY NIGHT
: Mostlyclear. Lows 15 to 20. Highs inthe upper 20s.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Tuesday:
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08-09-16-19-22-24-28-29-32-39-40-44-52-53-63-67-68-74-76-77VAN WERT — A yearago troopers were asked onesimple question under thePatrol’s new mantra, TrooperShield - What are you goingto do today to contribute to asafer Ohio?Troopers answered withhard work which translatedinto increased OVI arrestsand drug seizures anda decrease in the numberof people killed in motorvehicle crashes. This hardwork contributed to saferroadways and an increasedquality of life in Ohio com-munities.Provisional statisticsreveal 997 confirmed deathson Ohio’s roadways in 2011,with an additional 32 uncon-firmed deaths. Even if all theunconfirmed fatalities maketheir way into the confirmedcategory, there is still a sig-nificant decrease over 2010- when 1,080 people lost theirlives in motor vehicle crashesin Ohio.“Even though we madegreat strides in 2011, wewill remain focused on con-tinuing these successes into2012 and beyond,” said Lt.Ray Haas commander of theVan Wert Post. “We have alot of work left to do. Toomany people are losing theirlives on Ohio’s roadwaysand too many criminals con-tinue to traverse our high-ways.”As part of the TrooperShield mantra, the patrolplaced an increased empha-sis on their criminal patrolefforts. By doing this, troop-ers were able to seize anunprecedented amount of drugs — removing them fromOhio communities. Overallincreases were seen in everysignificant category of ille-gal contraband: prescriptionpills seizures increased by 46percent, cocaine was up 663percent, heroin was up 69percent and marijuana was up7 percent.To view a complete break-down of the drugs seizedand the patrol’s overview of enforcement in 2011 pleasevisit http://statepatrol.ohio.gov/doc/2011_recap.pdf
Patrol’s 2011 Trooper Shieldyields impressive results
LelasKathleen, 87, of Cloverdale,funeral services will begin 11a.m. Thursday at HeitmeyerFuneral Home, Continental,Pastor Justin Sterrett offi-ciating. Burial will fol-low in Monroe Cemetery,Continental.Visitation will be from2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. todayand one hour prior to servicesThursday at the funeral home.Memorial contributions maybe made to a charity of thedonor’s choice. Condolencesmay be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.
Russian scientists reach lake under Antarctica
By VLADIMIRISACHENKOVThe Associated Press
MOSCOW — After morethan two decades of drillingin Antarctica, Russian sci-entists have reached the sur-face of a gigantic freshwa-ter lake hidden under milesof ice for some 20 millionyears — a lake that mayhold life from the distantpast and clues to the searchfor life on other planets.Reaching Lake Vostokis a major discovery avidlyanticipated by scientistsaround the world hopingthat it may allow a glimpseinto microbial life forms,not visible to the nakedeye, that existed before theIce Age. It may also pro-vide precious material thatwould help look for lifeon the ice-crusted moonsof Jupiter and Saturn orunder Mars’ polar ice capswhere conditions could besimilar.“It’s like exploring anoth-er planet, except this one isours,” Columbia Universityglaciologist Robin Bell toldThe Associated Press byemail.Valery Lukin, the headof Russia’s Arctic andAntarctic Research Institute(AARI), which is in chargeof the mission, said intoday’s statement that histeam reached the lake’s sur-face on Sunday.Lukin has previouslycompared the Lake Vostokeffort to the moon race thatthe Soviet Union lost to theUnited States, telling theRussian media he was proudthat Russia will be the firstthis time. Although far frombeing the world’s deepestlake, the severe weatherof Antarctica and the loca-tion’s remoteness made theproject challenging.“There is no other placeon Earth that has been inisolation for more than 20million years,” said LevSavatyugin, a researcherwith the AARI. “It’s a meet-ing with the unknown.”Savatyugin said scien-tists hope to find primevalbacteria that could expandthe human knowledge of the origins of life.“We need to see whatwe have here before wesend missions to ice-crustedmoons, like Jupiter’s moonEuropa,” he said.Lake Vostok is 160miles (250 kilometers) longand 30 miles (50 kilome-ters) across at its widestpoint, similar in area toLake Ontario. It lies about3.8 kilometers (2.4 miles)beneath the surface andis the largest in a web of nearly 400 known subgla-cial lakes in Antarctica. Thelake is warmed underneathby geothermal energy.The project, however,has drawn strong fears that60 metric tons (66 tons)of lubricants and antifreezeused in the drilling maycontaminate the pristinelake. The Russian research-ers have insisted the borewould only slightly touchthe lake’s surface and that asurge in pressure will sendthe water rushing up theshaft where it will freeze,immediately sealing out thetoxic chemicals.Lukin said about 1.5cubic meters (50 cubicfeet) of kerosene and freonpoured up to the surfacefrom the boreshaft, proof that the lake water streamedup from beneath, froze, andblocked the hole.The scientists will laterremove the frozen samplefor analysis in Decemberwhen the next Antarcticsummer comes.
Delphos mantreated andreleased aftercrash
A Delphos man was treatedand released from St. Rita’sMedical Center following atwo-vehicle accident reportedat 5:57 p.m. Tuesday.Thomas Williams, 61, of Delphos was traveling south-bound on North BredeickStreet and stopped at the post-ed stop sign at West FifthStreet and then proceededinto the intersection, strikinga vehicle traveling westboundon West Fifth Street driven bySamantha Lacy, 19, of VanWert. Lacy had the right of way.Williams was cited for fail-ure to yield.Both vehicles sustainedfunctional damage.