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Students can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholars of theDay are ZacharyBurnett andDylan Krendl.CongratulationsZachary and Dylan!Jefferson’s Scholars of theDay are CorbinBetz and GretaFitch.CongratulationsCorbin and Greta!
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2A – The Herald Monday, February 13, 2012
For The Record
The Delphos Herald wantsto correct published errors inits news, sports and featurearticles. To inform the news-room of a mistake in publishedinformation, call the editorialdepartment at 419-695-0015.Corrections will be publishedon this page.
Vol. 142 No. 185
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general manager,Delphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising managerTiffany Brantley
,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
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Robert Eugene“Bob” Ralston,89, died Jan.15 at SouthernTennesseeMedical Center in Winchester,Tenn.He born in November 1922in Delphos to Saul and Goldie(Hunsaker) Ralston. His step-father, Alvie Ashbaugh, isalso deceased.His wife, Adine Marie(Gebhart) Ralston survives inTennesee.Also surviving are three sonsRobert (Veronica Ruppert),Frank (Elaine Patricco) andScott (Faye Shores) Ralston;three grandchildren, Robert,Kelly and Kevin Ralston;and three stepgrandchildren,Randy (Jennifer) Prince,Melanie (Billy) PrinceChipman and Shannon(Martin) Prince Stephens;one great-grandchild AidenRalston; stepgreat-grandchil-dren Brittany and BrandonPrince and Evan Chipman; abrother, Paul Edward (Eileen)Ralston; and sister Linda(Eugene) Haunhorst.Mr. Ralston graduatedfrom Jefferson High Schooland served in the Army dur-ing World Ware II. He landedat Normandy, was woundedin the Battle of the Bulge,received a Purple Heart, wasawarded 5 Bronze Stars andhonorably discharged withrank of Sergeant on Dec.4, 1945. After the war, heenrolled in Tri-State Universityin Angola, Ind., where hereceived a degree in chemicalengineering. He went to workfor Mallory Battery Company,where he was instrumental inthe research, invention andpatent development of the bat-tery that would later becomeknown as the Duracell. Hisseven patents between theyears of 1964-74 relating tobattery design and recharge-able battery cells were pio-neering for the time period.He was an expert marksmanand avid target shooter, bothsmall-bore rifle and shotgun.He competed for many yearsat the national championshipsat Camp Perry and the GrandAmerican at Vandalia. A truecraftsman, lifelong hobbiesincluded woodturning, metalworking, knife making andgunsmithing. He truly appre-ciated being chosen to par-ticipate in the 2008 HonorFlight from Franklin Countyand spoke often of his enjoy-ment of the experience.Cremation was arranged byWatson-North Funeral Home.Interment will be in thefamily plot in Walnut GroveCemetery.Alfred Baldauf, 83, of Delphos died today at SarahJane Living Center.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.High temperature Sundayin Delphos was 28 degrees,low was 15. Weekend snow-fall was recorded at .5 inch.High a year ago today was46, low was 34. Recordhigh for today is 66, set in1990. Record low is -8, setin 1944.
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BEIRUT — Syrian rebelsrepelled a push today by gov-ernment tanks into a key cen-tral town held by forces fightingPresident Bashar Assad’s regimeas the country’s 11-month-olduprising looked increasingly likea nascent civil war.The Britain-based SyrianObservatory for Human Rightssaid the attempt by regimeforces to storm Rastan in therestive central province of Homs left at least three soldiersdead. Rastan has been held bythe rebels since late January.The town was taken bydefectors twice in the past onlyto be retaken by Syrian troops.It is the hometown of formerDefense Minister MustaphaTlass, who held the post formore than three decades, mostlyunder Assad’s father and prede-cessor, the late Hafez Assad.Calls to town’s residentscould not get through ontoday and the telephone linesappeared to be cut, as they usu-ally are during military opera-tions.“Troops maneuvered bymoving on the northern edge of town then other forces attackedform the south,” said RamiAbdul-Rahman, who heads theObservatory. He added thathundreds of army defectors arein Rastan.The Observatory also saidthat troops bombed the rebel-held Homs neighborhood of Baba Amr that has been undersiege for more than a week. Itreported clashes in the villageof Busra al-Harir in the south-ern province of Daraa betweentroops and army defectors.In the central city of Hama,a sniper shot dead a civilian,the group said.The Syrian uprising beganas mostly peaceful protestsagainst Assad’s authoritar-ian regime, but it has turnedincreasingly militarized overthe past few months in the faceof a brutal military crackdownthat has killed thousands of people.Recently the conflict hastaken on the dimensions of acivil war, with army defec-tors clashing almost daily withsoldiers. The rebels have takencontrol of small swathes of ter-ritory in Homs and the north-western province of Idlib thatborders Turkey.The Observatory, whichhas activists around Syria, said45 vehicles, including tanks,arrived in the town of Jisr al-Shughour in Idlib region.In Moscow, Russia’s for-eign minister there must be acease-fire in Syria before anypeacekeeping mission couldbe sent to the country, reject-ing calls for a joint Arab-U.N.force as premature.Sergey Lavrov told report-ers in Moscow that his coun-try will study an Arab Leagueproposal for a joint peacekeep-ing mission in Syria with theUnited Nations.“We should first havepeace, which would be sup-ported,” Lavrov said at a newsconference in Moscow withUnited Arab Emirates ForeignMinister Sheik Abdullah binZayed Al Nahyan.Russia, along with China,have given support to Assad’sregime at a time when Syriais facing broad internationalisolation over a crackdown thathas killed more than 5,400 peo-ple. The two powerful nationsupset the U.S., Europe andmany Arab countries earlierthis month when they deliv-ered a double veto to blocka U.N. resolution calling onAssad to leave power.At 12:28 p.m. on Friday,Delphos Police served an activearrest warrant in the 600 blockof Bank Street. At the residence,officerslocatedJosephBriggs,21, of Delphosand tookhim intocustody ona warrantfrom LimaMunicipalCourt foran alleged charge of aggra-vated menacing.Briggs was transported tothe Allen County Jail.Bernadette Hasenkamp of Delphos died at 12:15 p.m.Sunday the Van Wert InpatientHospice Center in Van Wert.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 11 a.m. Thursdayat St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Wednesday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home.Further arrangements areincomplete at the funeralhome.
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Mildred N. Wiseman, 87,of Delphos, died at 12:45 a.m.Sunday at St. Rita’s MedicalCenter.She was born June 20,1924, in Delphos to Charlieand Nellie (Martin) Stocklin,who preceded her in death.In 1941, she married RobertWiseman, who died on Feb.17, 2002.She is survived by her fivesons, Robert Wiseman, Jr.of Delphos, Roger (Monica)Wiseman of Ottoville, Terry(Stacey) Wiseman of Delphos,and Gale Wiseman and DaleWiseman; 11 grandchildrenand seven great-grandchil-dren.She was also preceded indeath by two infant children.Mrs. Wiseman was ahousewife and member of St.Peter Lutheran Church.A graveside service willbe held at 11 a.m. Tuesday atWalnut Grove Cemetery.Memorials are to theAmerican Heart Association.
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At 7:36 p.m. on SundayDelphos Police were calledto the 200 Block of CherryStreet in reference to a theftcomplaint.Upon officers’ arrival,the complainant stated afamily member had goneto a friend’s residence withan iPod, at which time asubject at that locationstated the iPod was stolenfrom him and demanded itsreturn.Upon speaking with allsubjects involved the iPodwas taken by officers untilproper ownership could bedetermined.
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about Whitney that wouldreach in you and make youfeel,” Sharpton said.A sensation from her veryfirst album, she was one of the world’s best-selling artistsfrom the mid-1980s to the late1990s. She awed millions withsoaring, but disciplined vocalsrooted in gospel and polishedfor the masses, a bridge betweenthe earthy passion of her god-mother, Aretha Franklin, andthe bouncy pop of her cousin,Dionne Warwick.Her success carried herbeyond music to movies,where she became a rare blackactress with box office appeal,starring in such hits as “TheBodyguard” and “Waiting toExhale.” Bishop T.D. Jakes, aTexas minister and produceron Houston’s final film project,a re-make of the 1970s release“Sparkle,” said he saw no signsshe was having any substanceissues. He said Houston wasa complete professional andmoved the cast and crew totears two months ago whenshe sang the gospel hymn “HerEyes on the Sparrow” for ascene shot in Detroit.“There was no evidence inworking with her on ‘Sparkle’that there was any struggle inher life,” Jakes said Sunday.“She just left a deep impressionon everybody.”She had the perfect voice andthe perfect image: gorgeous,but wholesome; grounded, butfun-loving. And she influenceda generation of younger sing-ers, from Christina Aguilerato Mariah Carey, who whenshe first came out, sounded somuch like Houston that manycouldn’t tell the difference.But by the end of hercareer, Houston had becomea stunning and heartbreakingcautionary tale. Her albumsales plummeted and the hitsstopped coming; her onceserene image was shattered bya wild demeanor and bizarrepublic appearances.She confessed to abusingcocaine, marijuana and pills,and her precious voice becameraspy and hoarse, unable to hitthe high notes of her prime.“The biggest devil is me.I’m either my best friend ormy worst enemy,” Houston toldABC’s Diane Sawyer in an infa-mous 2002 interview with then-husband Brown by her side.In her teens, Houston sangbackup for Chaka Khan,Jermaine Jackson and others,in addition to modeling. CliveDavis, who as head of AristaRecords had already signed upWarwick and Franklin, wasinstantly smitten by the statu-esque young singer.“The time that I first sawher singing in her mother’sact in a club ... it was such astunning impact,” Davis told“Good Morning America.”“To hear this young girlbreathe such fire into this song.I mean, it really sent the pro-verbial tingles up my spine,”he added.Before long, the rest of the country would feel it, too.Houston made her albumdebut in 1985 with “WhitneyHouston,” which sold mil-lions and spawned hit after hit.“Saving All My Love for You”brought the singer her firstGrammy, for best female popvocal. “How Will I Know,”“You Give Good Love” and“The Greatest Love of All”also became hit singles.Another multiplatinumalbum, “Whitney,” came outin 1987 and included “WhereDo Broken Hearts Go” and“I Wanna Dance WithSomebody.”Some saw her 1992 mar-riage to Brown, the formerNew Edition member andsoul crooner, as an attempt totoughen her image. It seemedto be an odd union; she wasseen as pop’s pure princesswhile he had a bad-boy imageand already had children of his own. (The couple had onedaughter, Bobbi Kristina, bornin 1993.)