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2 – The Herald Thursday, February 23, 2012
For The Record
ODAY IN HISTORY
Vol. 142 No. 192
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
Woman arrestedon active warrant
A girl was born Jan. 27 toLarry and Erika (Reinemeyer)Dennison of Hilliard.Grandparents are Joeand Jenny Reinemeyer of Delphos.
Fuel taken fromvehicle in garage
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retrieve. He showed how onesext could reach over 7,000people in 30 seconds if eachof six friends forwarded itto six friends. In one sta-tistic, nearly 1 in 5 teenswho received a sext havepassed it on to someone else.Interestingly, sexters werefour times more likely to con-sider suicide than non-sextersin the past year.This has had disastrousconsequences when cyber-bullying is involved. JesseLogan hung herself afternude pictures she had sent toher boyfriend were forwardedto a group of girls who relent-lessly berated Logan after herand her boyfriend broke up. Inperhaps the most well knowncase, Phoebe Prince, who hadrecently immigrated with herparents to the U.S., under-went severe bullying, includ-ing online, by a group of girls at the school she attend-ed after she began dating apopular upper-classman. She,too, committed suicide. Theparents had warned schooladministrators that this washappening but nothing wasdone. Subsequently, criminalcharges were brought, one of the first cases for cyberbul-lying.Glazer warned that cyber-bullying and sexting carrylegal ramifications and thatthe law will increasinglybegin to address crimes viasocial media. One of thethings he stresses is if there’sa doubt that something istoo intimate to post online,don’t post it. Once it’s online,almost anyone can access it.The most important thing isfor parents to be involved intheir childrens’ lives and tobe aware of these issues.
DELPHOS FIREASSOC. 300 CLUB
Feb. 22 — Jerry Hoehn
2 charged in deathof girl forced to run
High temperatureWednesday in Delphos was 55degrees, low was 31. Rainfallwas recorded at .08 inch. Higha year ago today was 32, lowwas 17. Record high for todayis 66, set in 2000. Record lowis zero, set in 1978,
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Rain likelythrough midnight then rainlikely and chance of snowafter midnight. Lows in themid 30s. South winds around5 mph becoming west 5 to 15mph after midnight. Chanceof rain 60 percent.
: Cloudy witha 50 percent chance of rainshowers and snow. Highs inthe upper 30s. West winds15 to 20 mph with gusts to30 mph.
: Mostlycloudy with a 40 percentchance of snow. Lows in theupper 20s. West winds 5 to15 mph.
: Mostlycloudy in the morning thenbecoming partly Cloudy. A 50percent chance of snow show-ers. Highs in the lower 30s.West winds 10 to 15 mph withgusts up to 25 mph.
SATURDAY NIGHT, SUNDAY
: Partly cloudy.Lows in the mid 20s. Highs inthe lower 40s.
:Mostly cloudy with a 40 per-cent chance of rain and snow.Lows in the lower 30s.
: Mostly cloudywith a 40 percent chance of rain. Highs in mid 40s.
:Partly cloudy with a 30 per-cent chance of snow. Lows inthe upper 20s.At 9:21 p.m. onWednesday, while on routinepatrol,DelphosPolicecame intocontactwithSandraWallen,22, of Delphos,at whichtimeWallenwas taken into custody onan active warrant issued outof Allen County on a con-tempt of court violation.Reports show Wallen had abond revoked from a passingbad checks case.At 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday,Delphos Police were calledto the 600 block of SouthJefferson Street in reference toa burglary complaint.Upon officers’ arrival, thevictim stated someone hadgained entry into an attachedgarage and had taken fuel outof a vehicle in the garage.
By JAY REEVESThe Associated Press
ATTALLA, Ala. — RogerSimpson said he looked downthe road and saw a little girlrunning outside her home butdidn’t give it another thought.Police, however, said the manwitnessed a murder in prog-ress.Authorities say 9-year-oldSavannah Hardin died afterbeing forced to run for threehours as punishment for hav-ing lied to her grandmoth-er about eating candy bars.Severely dehydrated, the girlhad a seizure and died dayslater. Now, her grandmotherand stepmother who policesay meted out the punishmentwere taken to jail Wednesdayand face murder charges.Witnesses told depu-ties Savannah was told torun and not allowed to stopfor three hours on Friday,an Etowah County Sheriff’sOffice spokeswoman said. Thegirl’s stepmother, 27-year-oldJessica Mae Hardin, calledpolice at 6:45 p.m., tellingthem Savannah was having aseizure and was unresponsive.Simpson said he saw a littlegirl running at around 4 p.m.,but didn’t see anybody chas-ing or coercing her.“I saw her running downthere, that’s what I told thedetectives,” Simpson saidfrom his home on a hill over-looking the Hardins. “But Idon’t see how that would killher.”Authorities are still try-ing to determine whetherSavannah was forced to runby physical coercion or byverbal commands. Deputieswere told the girl was madeto run after lying to her grand-mother, 46-year-old JoyceHardin Garrard, about hav-ing eaten the candy, sheriff’soffice spokeswoman NatalieBarton said.Savannah Hardin diedMonday at Children’s Hospitalin Birmingham, accordingto a news release from thesheriff’s office. The sheriff’srelease said an autopsy reportshowed the girl was extremelydehydrated and had a very lowsodium level. A state patholo-gist ruled it a homicide.The sheriff’s officereceived calls from concernedcitizens who witnessed the girlrunning. No other details werereleased, but an official withthe local volunteer fire depart-ment said rescuers thoughtsomething seemed odd whenthey responded to a call aboutthe child.“One of the ones who weredown there said he didn’t feellike everything was right,” saidRuby Ward, vice president of the Mountainboro VolunteerFire Department.Gail Denny and her hus-band Phil, live just up a dirtroad from the home. They’veknown the family since theymoved to the area in northeast-ern Alabama seven years ago.The couple said they wereused to seeing Savannah andother neighborhood childrenout waiting on the school busin the morning. Gail Dennysaid her grandson had a crushon Savannah.“My grandson askedher to be his girlfriend onValentine’s Day, and she said‘yes,”’ she said before dissolv-ing into tears. She left a candleand stuffed animal outside thegirl’s home Wednesday night,saying a prayer as she pausedbeside the road.“It seems like a very happyextended family around here,”Denny said. “There are moth-ers, grandmothers, kids. Itsounds like a punishment thatgot out of hand.”Garrard and Jessica MaeHardin are being held in theEtowah County DetentionCenter, each on a $500,000cash bond.Corn: $6.41Wheat: $6.38Beans: $12.53CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Wednesday:
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Attacks across Iraq kill 50
BAGHDAD (AP) — Arapid series of attacks spreadover a wide swath of Iraqi ter-ritory killed at least 50 peopletoday, targeting mostly secu-rity forces in what appearedto be a vicious strike by al-Qaida militants bent on desta-bilizing the country.The apparently coordinat-ed bombings and shootingsunfolded over four hours inthe capital Baghdad — wheremost of the deaths occurred— and 11 other cities. Theystruck government offices,restaurants and one in thetown of Musayyib hit close toa primary school. At least 225people were wounded.“What is happening todayare not simple security viola-tions — it is a huge secu-rity failure and disaster,”said Ahmed al-Tamimi, whowas working at an EducationMinistry office a block awayfrom a restaurant that wasbombed in the Shiite neigh-borhood of Kazimiyahin northern Baghdad. Hedescribed a hellish scene of human flesh and pools of blood at the restaurant.“We want to know: Whatwere the thousands of police-men and soldiers in Baghdaddoing today while the terror-ists were roaming the cityand spreading violence?” al-Tamimi said.It was the latest of a seriesof large-scale attacks thatinsurgents have launchedevery few weeks since thelast U.S. troops left Iraq inmid-December at the end of anearly nine-year war.The ongoing nature of the violence and the fact thatinsurgents are able to operateover a wide swath of Iraq tocarry out a variety of attacksshows the country is stilldeeply unstable, despite gov-ernment assurances it couldprotect itself when Americantroops left in December.The violence points to adangerous gap in the abilitiesof the Iraqi security forcesthat had particularly worriedthe departing U.S. military:their ability to gather intel-ligence on insurgent groupsand stop them before theylaunch such deadly attacks.Gathering information onmilitants and their networkswas a key area in which theU.S. military helped theirIraqi counterparts.Shortly after the withdraw-al, a major political crisis withsectarian undertones eruptedas well when Shiite-dominatedauthorities sought to arrestSunni Vice President Tariqal-Hashemi on allegations hecommandeered death squadstargeting security forces andgovernment officials.While no group immedi-ately claimed responsibilityfor the latest attacks, target-ing security officials is a hall-mark of Al-Qaida in Iraq.Such attacks achieve twogoals: undermining the pub-lic’s confidence in the abilityof their policemen and sol-diers to protect everyday citi-zens and discourage peoplefrom joining or helping thesecurity forces.Al-Qaida claimed respon-sibility for a similar strike onJan. 5 that killed 78 peopleand mostly targeted Shiitepilgrims in Baghdad, in whatwas the worst day of violenceto shake Iraq in months.Two government spokes-men declined immediatecomment.A senior Iraqi defenseintelligence official saidtoday’s attacks appeared tohave been planned for at leastone month. He predicted theyaimed to frighten diplomatsfrom attending the ArabLeague’s annual summit thatis scheduled to be held inBaghdad in late March.Similar fears were part of the reason the League meet-ing was canceled in Baghdadlast year. The defense offi-cial spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasnot authorized to release theinformation.Nationwide, security forc-es appeared to be targeted inat least 14 separate attacks,including a drive-by shoot-ing in Baghdad that killedsix policemen at a checkpointbefore dawn. Police patrolsin the capital and beyond alsowere besieged by roadsidebombs and, in once case, asuicide bomber who blew uphis car outside a police sta-tion in the city of Baqouba,35 miles (60 kilometers)northeast of Baghdad.
By The Associated Press
Today is Thursday, Feb. 23,the 54th day of 2012. There are312 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight inHistory:
On Feb. 23, 1942, the firstshelling of the U.S. mainlandduring World War II occurredas a Japanese submarine firedon an oil refinery near SantaBarbara, Calif., causing littledamage.
On this date:
In 1685, composer GeorgeFrideric Handel was born inGermany.In 1836, the siege of theAlamo began in San Antonio,Texas.In 1848, the sixth presi-dent of the United States,John Quincy Adams, died inWashington, D.C., at age 80.In 1861, President-electAbraham Lincoln arrivedsecretly in Washington to takeoffice, following word of apossible assassination plot inBaltimore.In 1870, Mississippi wasreadmitted to the Union.In 1927, President CalvinCoolidge signed a bill cre-ating the Federal RadioCommission, forerunner of the Federal CommunicationsCommission.In 1945, during World WarII, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jimacaptured Mount Suribachi.In 1954, the first massinoculation of children againstpolio with the Salk vaccinebegan in Pittsburgh.In 1965, film comedianStan Laurel, 74, died in SantaMonica, Calif.In 1970, Guyana becamea republic within theCommonwealth of Nations.In 1981, an attempted coupbegan in Spain as 200 mem-bers of the Civil Guard invadedParliament, taking lawmakershostage. (However, the attemptcollapsed 18 hours later.)In 1992, the XVI WinterOlympic Games ended inAlbertville, France.
Ten years ago:
Colombianpresidential candidate IngridBetancourt was kidnapped by arebel group, the RevolutionaryArmed Forces of Colombia.(She was rescued along with14 other hostages in July 2008.)Penn State pole vaulter KevinDare, 19, died after landingon his head during the BigTen indoor championships inMinneapolis.
Five years ago:
AMississippi grand jury refusedto bring any new charges inthe 1955 slaying of EmmettTill, a black teenager whowas beaten and shot afterwhistling at a white woman,declining to indict the woman,Carolyn Bryant Donham, formanslaughter. Democrat TomVilsack abandoned his bid forthe presidency. Phoenix SkyHarbor International Airportbecame the first in the UnitedStates to begin testing newX-ray screening technologythat could see through peo-ple’s clothes. Forty-six coun-tries attending a conference inOslo, Norway, agreed to pushfor a global treaty banningcluster bombs.