Vol. 142 No. 188
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
CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Thursday:
Estimated jackpot: $61 M
Pick 3 Evening
Pick 4 Evening
Estimated jackpot: $50 M
Rolling Cash 5
Ten OH Evening
05-06-16-30-34-42-50-51-52-58-60-63-64-67-68-71-74-75-77-78Corn: $6.36Wheat: $6.27Beans: $12.39
A boy was born Feb. 16 toHarley and Chasity Kontra of Middle Point.A girl was born Feb. 17to Brittany Taylor and TimBeach of Delphos.
Laretta NominaMary AnneZimmerman
High temperature Thursdayin Delphos was 47 degrees,low was 32. High a year agotoday was a record-tying 58,low was 44. Record high fortoday is 58, set in 2008 andtied in 2011. Record low is-12, set in 1973.Laretta Nomina, 79, of Delphos died today at St.Rita’s Medical Center.Arrangements are incom-plete at Harter and SchierFuneral Home.
Oct. 25, 1946-Feb. 15, 2012
Mary Anne Zimmerman,65, of Spencerville died at8:15 a.m. Wednesday withher husband by her side atRoselawn Manor NursingHome after a long battle withcancer.She was born Oct. 25, 1946,in Lima to Fred R. “Dick” andMary (Scheufler) Neil, whopreceded her in death.On Aug. 15, 1981, shemarried Richard “Dick”Zimmerman, who survives.Survivors also includesons Sean (Della) Chapmanof Spencerville and Matt(Kendra) Chapman of Lafayette; stepsons Doug(Denise) Zimmerman of Spencerville and Kevin(Cheryl) Zimmerman andMichael (Emily) Zimmermanof Aurora, Colo.; brotherSteven (Karen) Neil of Lima;sister Nancy (Ron) Klausingof Kalida; and 13 grand-children: Jordan and RyanZimmerman of Spencerville,Sydnie and Layne Chapmanof Lima, Lain Pattersonand Cooper Chapman of Spencerville, Jaden Hicks andDylan Chapman of Lafayetteand Samantha and CarlyZimmerman, Lindsay andNicole Cummings and JoshuaZimmerman of Aurora.Mrs. Zimmerman wasa 1964 graduate of LimaSenior High School. Shehad worked at Scot LadFoods and P-K Lumber,both in Lima. She and hersister owned and operatedZe-Pizza in Spencerville forsix years. She retired as ateller from Huntington Bankin Spencerville after severalyears. She was a memberof Trinity United MethodistChurch in Spencerville. Shehad served several yearson the Spencerville VillageCouncil and was active withthe Spencerville Chamberof Commerce. She enjoyedgardening, bowling andpoker and she was a fanof the Ohio State Buckeyesand NASCAR driver TonyStewart.Services will begin at 11a.m. Saturday at ThomasE. Bayliff Funeral Home,the Revs. Jan Johnson andJohn G. Medaugh officiating.Burial will be at a later date inSpencerville Cemetery.Friends may call from 2-4and 6-8 p.m. today and onehour prior to services Saturdayat the funeral home.Memorial contributionsmay be made to Trinity UntiedMethodist Church.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Partlycloudy. Lows in the lower30s. Southwest winds 5 to 15mph.
: Mostlycloudy in the morning thenbecoming partly cloudy.Chance of flurries in themorning. Highs around 40.Northwest winds 10 to 15mph.
:Partly cloudy. Lows in themid 20s. Northeast winds 5 to15 mph.
: Mostly sunny.Highs in the mid 30s. Northwinds 5 to 15 mph.
SUNDAY NIGHT, MONDAY
: Mostly clear.Lows in the lower 20s. Highsin the upper 30s.
:Mostly clear. Lows in theupper 20s.At 10:18 p.m. on Thursday,Delphos Police were contactedby a resident of the 300 blockof West Fifth Street in refer-ence to a theft complaint.Upon officers speakingwith the victim, it was learnedsomeone had gained entry intothe victim’s vehicle and hadtaken a wallet.The victim advised thatthe vehicle was parked at theresidence in the 300 block of West Fifth Street.
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The chairman of the HouseHomeland Security Committee,Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., saidHezbollah and Iran are capableof attacking inside the U.S. Kingsaid he received two intelligencebriefs on the Iranian threat in thepast two weeks.“We know they’re here,mainly facilitators and fundrais-ers, that type of thing,” Kingsaid. “How quickly they couldbe activated, what others thereare here, that’s the unknown.”An unclassified U.S. govern-ment intelligence bulletin circu-lated last week and obtained byThe Associated Press warned,“We remain concerned Iranwould consider attacks in theUnited States,” and predictedthat domestic violent extremists“will continue to threaten andconduct isolated acts of violenceagainst Jewish organizations.”But it acknowledged, “Wehave no specific informationthat Iran or its surrogates aretargeting Jewish organizations,facilities or personnel in theUnited States.”The head of the DefenseIntelligence Agency, Lt. Gen.Ronald Burgess, told Congresson Thursday that his agencybelieves Iran is “unlikely to ini-tiate or intentionally provoke aconflict,” although he acknowl-edged that Iran could attempt todeploy terrorist agents aroundthe world.Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.,similarly warned, “The rulers inIran clearly pose a more directthreat to us than many wouldhave assumed just a year ago.”In New York, the directorof intelligence analysis for theNew York Police Department,Mitchell D. Silber, called thethreat there “neither an idle nora new threat.”“Iran’s next target couldwell be on American soil,”Silber wrote in an opinion piecethis week in The Wall StreetJournal.Homeland Security SecretaryJanet Napolitano conducted aconference call last week with250 members of the U.S Jewishcommunity to discuss the poten-tial threat from Iran and urgedthem to remain on the lookoutfor anything suspicious, saidPaul Goldenberg, director of theSecure Community Network, anorganization that oversees safetyfor Jewish groups around thecountry.
Wallet takenfrom vehicle
Bird flu still a menacein Asia and beyond
By MARGIE MASONThe Associated Press
HANOI, Vietnam —Thought bird flu was gone?Recent human deaths in Asiaand Egypt are a reminder thatthe H5N1 virus is still aliveand dangerous, and Vietnam isgrappling with a new strain thathas outsmarted vaccines used toprotect poultry flocks.Ten people have died inCambodia, Indonesia, Egypt,China and Vietnam sinceDecember during the prime-time flu season when the virustypically flares in poultry.“We are worried, and wewill be very cautious,” saidTo Long Thanh, director of Vietnam’s Center for AnimalHealth Diagnostics in Vietnam.The H5N1 virus has killed345 people worldwide since2003, when it rampaged acrosslarge swaths of Asia decimatingpoultry stocks before later surfac-ing in parts of Africa, the MiddleEast and Europe. The numberof poultry outbreaks has greatlydiminished since then, but thevirus remains entrenched in sev-eral countries and continues tosurface sporadically, resulting in20 to 30 human deaths globallyin recent years.Bird flu remains hard forpeople to catch, with most peo-ple sickened after being in closecontact with infected poultry,but experts have long fearedit could spark a pandemic if itmutates into a form that spreadseasily among people.The fresh wave of casescomes amid a controversyinvolving scientists who cre-ated new lab-only versions of the virus that spread more easilyamong animals, hoping to bet-ter understand it. After a louduproar over whether publish-ing the research would put therecipe for a bioweapon into thehands of terrorists, the research-ers have agreed to temporarilyhalt their work.They are set to wrap up a two-day meeting on the issue todaywith international experts at theWorld Health Organization inGeneva.Vietnam has long struggledto control the virus, but it hasmade progress — going 21months before reporting itstwo most recent deaths in thepast month. It has also experi-enced a burst of poultry out-breaks in 11 provinces nation-wide over the same period.Officials have issued freshwarnings for farmers to beef up surveillance, especiallysince they can no longer relyon the latest poultry vaccinein the north and central aresswhere it is weak or uselessagainst a new strain that hasemerged in the region.
Man faces two charges of domestic violence
At 12:40 a.m. onWednesday, Delphos Policewere called to a residencein the 202 Holland Avenuetrailer park in reference to adomestic violence complaint.Upon officers’ arrival,they spoke with the subjectsinvolved in the altercation, atwhich time the female sub- ject advised she wished to betaken to a shelter for abusedpeople in Lima. At that point,officers took the female to theDelphos Police Departmentfor further investigation onthe complaint and to makearrangements to transport herto the shelter.A short time later, themale half also came to thepolice department, at whichtime officers had foundenough probable cause toarrest Gregary Young, 32,of Delphos for threateningto cause or causing physicalharm to a family or house-hold member. At which timeYoung was transported to theAllen County Jail and wasscheduled to appear in LimaMunicipal Court on Thursdayto face the charge.Upon reviewing the casewith the prosecutor’s office,enough probable cause wasfound for a second charge of domestic violence on Youngfor causing or threatening tocause physical harm on thesame vic-tim ear-lier thatwas notimme-diatelyreportedto police.UponYoungappear-ing inLimaMunicipal Court on the charg-es, he entered a plea of notguilty at which time a bond of $1,000 cash bond was set andan order of protection wasalso issued against Young.At the time of news releaseYoung was still in custody atAllen County Jail.
YoungBy The Associated Press
Today is Friday, Feb. 17,the 48th day of 2012. Thereare 318 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight inHistory:
On Feb. 17, 1972, PresidentRichard M. Nixon departedthe White House with hiswife, Pat, on a historic tripto China, which he called “a journey for peace.”
On this date:
In 1801, the U.S. Houseof Representatives broke anelectoral tie between ThomasJefferson and Aaron Burr,electing Jefferson president;Burr became vice president.In 1864, during the CivilWar, the Union ship USSHousatonic was rammed andsunk in Charleston Harbor,S.C., by the Confederatehand-cranked submarine HLHunley, which also sank.