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Saturday, March 10, 2012
50¢ dailyDelphos, Ohio
Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
Scrapbooking VI, p4Grove boys eliminated, p6
Obituaries 2State/Local 3Politics 4Community 5Sports 6-7Classifieds 8TV 9Kids’ page 10World News 10
Clear tonight andin the mid 30s;partly cloudySunday andhigh in low 60swith 50 percentchance of evening showers.
Kiwanis near goal for Garfield Park project
Staff reports
DELPHOS — With twomajor playground reno-vations under its belt, theDelphos Kiwanis Club is just $5,000 away from tack-ling Garfield Park.The group had $45,000 of the $50,000 needed.The Kiwanis have alreadyremove the two concrete padsat the park and will replacethem with one regulation-size basketball court com-plete with new poles, back-boards and rims. The remain-ing area will be seeded.
New playground equip-ment will include a four-bay swing for older chil-dren; a two-bay swing foryounger children; and fourpieces of free-standingequipment. The club willalso put in new fencingalong Clay Street that willbe moved back from theroad to allow for addition-al parking and enclose theplayground equipment forsafety.
The group hopes to startpouring the basketball courtas soon as the weatherbreaks.Tax-deductible contribu-tions can be sent to: DelphosKiwanis Club, P.O. Box 173,Delphos OH 45833.
Stacy Taff photo
The Delphos Kiwanis Club fundraising board at Garfield Park shows the club is just$5,000 shy of the $50,000 goal for its playground project at the park.
State Fire Marshal LarryFlowers reminds Ohioans tomake a potentially lifesavingchange when move clocks for-ward on Sunday: Change thebatteries in smoke detectorsIn conjunction with Ohio’sfire departments, the Divisionof State Fire Marshal encour-ages Ohioans to make it ahabit to change the batteries insmoke detectors at least twicea year – at the beginning andend of daylight savings time.Marshal Flowers said fire-fighters still find that smokedetectors, which typically retailfor less than $10, are often notpresent in homes or are notfunctional. Through March7, 2012, 35 people have diedin 32 fatal residential firesreported to the Division of StateFire Marshal. Smoke detec-tors were confirmed present innine (28 percent) of those firesand functioning in only two(6 percent) of the incidents.For the greatest protection,install a smoke detector on everylevel of the home and insideeach sleeping area. Also, devel-op an escape plan and make sureevery family member knowswhat to do and where to meetoutside if the fire alarm sounds.Marshal Flowers offersthese additional tips:— Test smoke detectors atleast once each month to ensurethat they are working properly.— Vacuum the dustfrom inside the detector atleast once every year.— Change batteries inbattery-operated detectorstwice a year or whenevera detector “chirps” to sig-nal low battery power.— Never “borrow”a smoke detector’s bat-tery for another use.— Replace smokealarms every 10 years oraccording to the manufac-turer’s specifications.
Breece Rohr, Kambrynn Rohr, Jose Schulte and MadilynSchulte all attend St. John’s Elementary School and enjoydancing and cheerleading. Breece and Madilyn are 13years old, Jose is 10 and Kambrynn is 8.Cameron Jones is a14-year-old freshman atJefferson High School. Hehas studied guitar for threeyears and is currently study-ing classical guitar. Jones hasperformed in several musi-cals and wants to become aprofessional musician.
Ohio Has Talent! to showcase8 Delphos youth March 31
Information submitted
VAN WERT —Contestants from through-out the region and the entirestate are set to compete forprize money in the fifth annu-al Ohio Has Talent! showat 7 p.m. on March 31 atNiswonger Performing ArtsCenter in Van Wert.The benefit showfor Community HealthProfessionals’ Van WertInpatient Hospice Centershowcases 20 performing actsof singing, dancing and instru-mental music. Most entriesare from Northwest Ohio,but there are also performersfrom Beavercreek, Kettering,Mount Vernon, Norwich, andUrbana. Winners are deter-mined by audience votes.
Hayleigh Bacome is afifth-grader at St. John’sElementary and has beendancing for 10 years.She has performed in theNutcracker and OhioNorthern University’sHoliday Spectacular.Katie Honigford is a17-year-old from St. JohnsHigh School. Her resumeincludes musical perfor-mances in the Delphos andLima area. She is an honorstudent and is active in sev-eral school activities andorganizations.Emma Wurst is a fresh-man at Jefferson HighSchool and started playingpiano in fifth grade and hastaken vocal lessons for threeyears. She is sit-in principaltrombonist with the LimaArea Youth Orchestra.
See more contestants onpage 10.
‘Bowling for theBoyz’ on March 31
Change smokedetector batterieswhen changingclocks Sunday
BY MIKE FORDmford@delphosherald.com
DUBLIN — Gender-specific health issues involv-ing sensitive anatomicalregions can be embarrassingand difficult for patients todiscuss. National awarenesscampaigns help stimulateconversation and remove anystigma that may accompanya disease.For example, breast can-cer. National Breast CancerAwareness Month and its useof pink have made it easier formany women to talk openlyabout the disease. Likewise,one Delphos native invitesmen to come out of the shad-ows and not be embarrassedto discuss a cancer unique tomales.Jay Holdgreve, 35, is atesticular cancer survivor.Last year, a fundraiser washeld in Delphos and the sec-ond annual event is upcom-ing. Bowling for the Boyzwill take place March 31 atDelphos Recreation Center.He uses the events to raisemoney for research, havingcollected $15,310 last year.“Last year, Delphos raisedover $6,700 for the JayHoldgreve Endowment forTesticular Cancer Researchand are trying to match it thisyear. Donations have beencoming in fast and furiousand we have some great itemsin the silent auction and raf-fle,” he said. “I was in towntwo weeks ago to hang post-ers and solicit donations fromlocal businesses. People inDelphos and the surroundingarea have been very support-ive. It was very nice talkingwith business owners whoknow my story.”Holdgreve grew up inDelphos and played footballat St. John’s High School.He studied at Ohio StateUniversity and began hiscareer there as an athletictrainer. Two years ago, hesought medical treatment forsymptoms, was diagnosedand underwent surgery. Hesaid, though he grew up in acommunity where cancer ison the cultural radar, he wasnever made aware of testicu-lar cancer.“I played football at St.Johns; I’ve been an athlet-ic trainer at Ohio State andworked with all the majorsports. I interned with theNational Football League,worked with high schools andwork with a doctor’s groupnow. At no time did anyoneever mention testicular can-cer to me. So, when I wasdiagnosed, I started research-ing it and found no materialonline in the form of patientcare; everything was gearedtoward medical profession-als,” he said.So, Holdgreve started theendowment fund and website because he is passionateabout removing a stigma hebelieves is attached to testicu-lar cancer that can add to apatient’s embarrassment andcause more fear than neces-sary.“There is such a stigmawith cancer; before this, itscared the hell out of mebut there have been someamazing medical advances. Istarted the Web site to bringawareness and education,” hesaid.The great majority of patients survive the diseaseand Holdgreve is amongthem. He recalls his journeybeginning with symptoms hedidn’t take seriously in thebeginning.“I’ve always had lowerback and hip problems. Twoyears ago in May, I was hav-ing these issues and somepain in my groin but I thoughtit was from my back and hiptrouble. I went to my fam-ily doctor, who is also anosteopath, and he gave me anadjustment like a chiropractorwould. I felt somewhat betterbut was still having a dullache,” he explained. “To behonest, I was kind of blowing
“There is such astigma with can-cer; before this, itscared the hell outof me but therehave been someamazing medi-cal advances.”
— Survivor Jay Holdgreve
See CANCER, page 10
2 The Herald Saturday, March 10, 2012
For The Record
The DelphosHerald
Vol. 142 No. 204
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple, advertisingmanagerTiffany Brantley,
circulation managerThe Daily Herald(USPS 1525 8000) is publisheddaily except Sundays, Tuesdaysand Holidays.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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March 9-15, 2012
 All shows before 6 pm $5.00 Adults $7.00 • Kids & Seniors $5.00Book your parties & company outings with us!Call Ronnie at 419-203-7931
Friday March 23 (Thurs. Night) we will have amidnight showing of “The Hunger Games”. Tickets are on sale now!
Delphos CitySchoolsWeek of March 12-16
Monday: Chicken patty sand-wich, broccoli with cheese, pears,lowfat milk.Tuesday: Chili soup with crack-ers, peanut butter sandwich or delisandwich, baby carrots, fruit, lowfatmilk.Wednesday: Cheese pizza,tossed salad, peaches, lowfat milk.Thursday: Corn dog on a stick,baked beans, fruit, lowfat milk.Friday: Toasted cheese sand-wich, tomato soup with crackers,corn, fruit, lowfat milk.
St. John’sWeek of March 12-16
Monday: Tacos/ soft/ hard/lettuce/ tomato/ cheese/ onion orshredded chicken sandwich, greenbeans, salad, applesauce, milk.Tuesday: Chicken nuggets/ rollor BBQ pork sandwich, baked pota-to/ butter, salad, mandarin oranges,milk.Wednesday: Chicken strips/ rollor shredded beef sandwich, carrots/dip, salad, pears, milk.Thursday: Coney dog/ onionsor chili/ roll/ crackers, peas, salad,peaches, milk.Friday: Italian dippers or creamof broccoli soup/ crackers/ cheesestick, corn, salad, applesauce cup,milk.
LandeckWeek of March 12-16
Monday: Hot dog sandwich,french fries, fruit, milk.Tuesday: Chicken patty sand-wich, green beans, fruit, milk.Wednesday: Taco, butter/peanutbutter bread, corn, fruit, milk.Thursday: Chili soup, crackers,butter/peanut butter bread, carrotsticks, fruit, milk.Friday: Macaroni and cheese,butter/peanut butter bread, lettucesalad, fruit, milk.
Fort JenningsWeek of March 12-16
Chocolate, white or strawberrymilk served with all meals.H.S. - Ala Carte - Pretzel andcheese available every Friday; Saladbar with fruit and milk for $2.00available every Wednesday.Monday: Cheesy rotini, bread-stick, green beans, fruit.Tuesday: Chicken nuggets, peas,dinner roll, fruit.Wednesday: BBQ pork sand-wich, corn, sherbet, fruit.Thursday: Salisbury steak,mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables,fruit.Friday: Cheese pizza, carrots,dinner roll, fruit.
OttovilleWeek of March 12-16
Monday: Chicken patty, rice,green beans, pineapple, milk.Tuesday: Meatball sub 4-12, Hotdog K-3, baked beans, corn chips,pears, milk.Wednesday: Salisbury steak,mashed potatoes with gravy, butterbread, peaches, milk.Thursday: Chicken nuggets,cheesy potatoes, butter bread, mixedfruit, milk.Friday: Cheese pizza, corn chips,peas, applesauce, milk.
LincolnviewWeek of March 12-16
Monday: Taco/tortilla, lettuce/cheese, corn, fruit turnovers, apple-sauce, milk.Tuesday: Galaxy pizza, broccoli,pineapple, milk.Wednesday: Chili soup/crack-ers, PBJ sandwich, carrot sticks,applesauce, milk.Thursday: Salisbury steak,mashed potatoes, cocoa bar, banana,milk.Friday: Macaroni and cheese,fish sticks, peas, mixed fruit, milk.
Elida Elementary, MiddleWeek of March 12-16
Daily every student is offeredthe choice of four different lunches.These include the one printed here,pizza lunch, sandwich lunch or chef salad lunch.Monday: Sausage pizza, greenbeans, mandarin oranges, milk.Tuesday: Walking taco and top-pings, refried beans, applesauce cup,breadstick, milk.Wednesday: Hot dog,Elementary; BBQ pork sandwich,Middle School; curly fries, peaches,milk.Thursday: Ravioli with cheesecup, seasoned carrots, pineapple,bosco stick, milk.Friday: Cheese quesadilla, limesherbet, pears, milk.
GomerWeek of March 12-16
Monday: Breaded chicken sand-wich, green beans, cinnamon apple-sauce, soft pretzel, milk.Tuesday: Walking taco and top-pings, refried beans, applesauce cup,breadstick, milk.Wednesday: Hot dog, curly fries,peaches, milk.Thursday: Ravioli with cheesecup, seasoned carrots, pineapple,bosco stick, milk.Friday: Cheese quesadilla, limesherbet, pears, milk.
SpencervilleWeek of March 12-16
Monday: Wedge slice, pepperonipizza, green beans, peaches, milk.Tuesday: Menu planned by MissComer’s class: BBQ rib sandwich,corn, corn muffin, raspberry swirlsherbet, milk.Wednesday: Salisbury steak,mashed potatoes, gravy, apple cin-namon bar, milk.Thursday: K-4th grade: Popcornchicken, diced carrots, assortedbreads, fortune cookie, pineapple,milk. 5-12th grade: Sweet and sourchicken bowl, stir fry veggie overrice, fortune cookie, pineapple,milk.Friday: Macaroni and cheese,green beans, soft pretzel rod, peach-es, milk.
On theOther hand
Oct. 20, 1929March 8, 2012
James “Jim”Dwight Britt, 82, of Lima, diedat 9:58 p.m. on Thursday at St.Rita’s Medical Center.He was born Oct. 20, 1929,in Lima to Walter and Martha(Ault) Britt, who preceded himin death.On September 9, 1949 hemarried Jane Shaw, who pre-ceded him in death on Nov.22, 1996.Surviving are a son, TerryA. (Marsha) Britt of IslandLake, Ill.; three daughters,Diana E. (Raymond) Woodsand Cindy S. (Donald) Farrarof Lima and Carol F. (Tim)Andrews of Delphos; a son-in-law, Nelson White of RockyMount, N.C.; two broth-ers, Robert (Patricia) Britt of Akron and David (Marina)Britt; two sisters, Meredith(John) Bradshaw of Lima andBarbara (Theodore “Ted”)Briedenbach of Kenton; and10 grand children and 12 greatgrand children.He was also predeceased bya daughter, Cheryl White; twograndchildren, Julie Britt andMelissa Farrar; and a brother,Walter Arthur “Art” Britt.Mr. Britt graduated fromLima Central High Schoolin 1948. He joined the U. S.Naval Reserve in 1947 andretired from the Navy in 1977after 30 years. He was anemployee of Lima RegisterCo. for 20 years. Britt was anAllen County Deputy Sheriff and was the first directorof Allen County Bureau of Child Support. He was thefirst director of the Lima AreaFood Bank and a memberof the Lima Exchange Club,VFW Post 1275 in Lima, andAmerican Legion Post 133 inCairo. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of EaglesAerie 370, Lima, BPOE,Member Past Master and sec-retary for over 30 years LimaLodge No. 205, Lima Chapter49, R.A.M. & Past High Priest,Lima Council 20 R.& S.M.and Past Illustrious Master andShawnee Commandry 14, K.T.and Past Commander, KYCHOhio Priory 18, AntiochShrine Club, Lima ShrineClub, Scottish Rite-Valley of Dayton, and Elida ImmanuelUnited Methodist Church.Funeral service will beginat 11 a.m. Monday at ElidaImmanuel United MethodistChurch, with Pastor KimberlyPope-Seiberling officiating.Interment will be in MemorialPark Cemetery, Lima, withgraveside military service con-ducted by VFW Post 1275.Visitation will be from 2-6p.m. Sunday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home,followed with a MasonicService and Scottish Rite RingService at 6 p.m.Memorial Contributionsto Shriners Hospitals forChildren, 1900 RichmondRoad, Lexington, KY 40502or American DiabetesAssociation , 471 E. Broad St.# 1630, Columbus, OH 43215Online condolences may bemade to the family at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com
James “Jim”Dwight Britt
This week in the news was interesting.I find myself saying that a lot lately. WhatI love about the news is how diverse it is.You get the good with the bad, the heart-breaking with the uplifting. The kooky withthe “what the heck?”Here’s a few I like and think sum up thenature of news.There’s a new viral video. I’ll catch youup if you’ve missed it.Director Jason Russell’s expose “KONY2012’’ showcases the human rights abusesof a Ugandan warlord and his guerrillaarmy.People are outraged at the violence andhow children are forced into sex slavery,put in Joseph Kony’s army and even usedto kill their own families.CHILDREN.What I think is important about this isthat it has been going on for a long time andeven though people who could have donesomething about it didn’t, one man was cou-rageous enough to bring it to the world.We need more people to seek out injus-tice and make us see it. Things are often“out of sight, out of mind.” It’s easy to do.We need more people like Russell to shoveit in our face so we have to do somethingabout it.It made the news and now you and I andeveryone else knows. Something has to bedone. It’s just not an option to ignore it anylonger.Then there was the lottery-winning sin-gle mom who didn’t understand why shecouldn’t keep collecting food stamps. Afterall, she was still unemployed, had bills topay and had two houses to run. Never mindthe half-million in her bank account.Come on girl. You are better than that. Irefuse to believe this can be an acceptablemindset in our society. Sadly, some shareher rationale.They say you should dress for the jobyou want, not the one you have. A Braziliancity hired a guy who likes to dress up likeBatman. His job: to dress up like Batman. Idon’t know if you’re familiar with the crimerate in Brazil but he better be very careful.A lot of people won’t be happy with his newvocation. They even gave his name, whichis a clear violation of super hero protocol.No one ever gives up their alter ego.Pat Robertson thinks it’s a great ideato legalize marijuana. Here is one of hisquotes: “I really believe we should treatmarijuana the way we treat beverage alco-hol. I’ve never used marijuana and I don’tintend to, but it’s just one of those thingsthat I think: this war on drugs just hasn’tsucceeded.”He makes a valid point. The war on drugsdoes seem to be a losing battle and manylaw enforcement say chasing marijuanagrowers and dealers and the like takes a bigchunk of money that could be used to shutdown heroin dealers, meth labs and placesthat sell designer drugs that are killingpeople, etc. The pie’s only so big so youneed to pick the slices carefully.Our jails and prisons are full of thosewho break laws pertaining to marijuana andviolent, hardened criminals are being let outearly because of over-crowding.I’m not throwing a yeah or a ney outhere. I’m just sayin’,Then there was the pair who stole $500worth of nuts from the store. I don’t thinkI need to say anything else. This one’s kindof self-explanatory.Sometimes you feel like a nut.
Tabatha Sue(Stant), 42, of Ruskin, Fla.,and formerly of Delphos,graveside services will beheld at noon today at WalnutGrove Cemetery.
Thomas H.,“Tom,” funeral services willbegin at 2:30 p.m. today atThomas E. Bayliff FuneralHome in Spencerville, theRev. John Medaugh offici-ating. Burial will follow atWright Cemetery in JenningsTownship, with gravesiderites by the SpencervilleVFW and American Legionposts. Friends may call foran hour prior to the service atthe funeral home. Memorialsare to the American HeartAssociation in care of thefuneral home.
LorettaMarie, 85, formerly of Delphos, Mass of ChristianBurial will begin at 11 a.m.Monday at St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church.Burial will be in St. JosephCemetery in Fort Jennings.Friends may call one hourprior to services Monday atthe church. Memorials are toHope Hospice at hopehos-pice.org. Arrangements areby Harter and Schier FuneralHome.
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CLEVELAND (AP) —The winning numbers inFriday evening’s drawing of the Ohio Lottery:Pick 37-6-8Pick 41-3-1-4Rolling Cash 519-21-24-26-32Ten OH06-08-10-13-14-16-29-30-39-40-44-53-57-60-62-65-66-74-75-79
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.(AP) — Temperaturesdropped below freezingalmost every night, butsomehow Margaret Page andher cat survived 3 1/2 weeksin an isolated and ruggedregion of a southwesternNew Mexico national forest.Tucked away in a bluesleeping bag for warmthand set up near a creek fordrinking water, Page andher cat named Miya livedon just a handful of sup-plies, rescue workers saidFriday. The nearest town —tiny Dusty, N.M. — was 10miles away.Family members reportedher missing Feb 14. But forvarious reasons, authoritiesdidn’t start searching for heruntil this week. The 41-year-old Page, who has a his-tory of mental illness, wasfound Wednesday emaciatedand malnourished but well-hydrated.“Her cat was in bettershape than she was,” NewMexico State Police Searchand Rescue incident com-mander Marc Levesque said.“Her cat was also hunting.Page ran out of food a whileback.”Page apparently pur-posefully hiked off a trailbetween Feb. 10 and Feb.12. A Forest Service lawenforcement agent spottedher silver Chevy passengercar on Feb. 12, but didn’tthink much of it becausehikers leave vehicles neartrails all the time, said Lt.Robert McDonald, a spokes-man for the state police.
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On the banksof yesteryear ...
From the Delphos Canal Commission
The Telegraph
In 1844, about the timeDelphos was being settled,Samuel Morse’s famousmessage, “What hath Godwrought” was being tele-graphed from Washington,D.C., to Baltimore, a distanceof 40 miles. It was the officialopening of the first telegraphline. Within a few years, theline had grown to includePhiladelphia and New YorkCity and by 1865, the tele-graph had over 83,000 milesof wire in the United States,making it the greatest meansof communication up to thattime.In Delphos, the firsttelegraph office was inHelmkamp’s Meat Market at326 N. Main St. The meatmarket was established therein 1878, so Delphos was alittle slow getting a telegraphline, maybe because the linesran along railroad tracks andthe canal was still Delphos’main mode of transportation.Telegrams cost a penny aword when they first cameout but were up to a nickelper word by World War II inthe early 1940s when manysoldiers telegraphed home.Western Union was locat-ed at 310 N. Main St. in the1930s and 40’s and the LimaTelephone and Telegraph andthe Postal Telegraph were inthe telephone building on thesouthwest corner of Thirdand Canal streets around thesame time.The sight of a WesternUnion messenger boy wasfamiliar in small towns andbig cities all over the coun-try for many years. Locally,Mike Grone recalls using hisbicycle to deliver WesternUnion telegrams that came tothe Pioneer Drug Store dur-ing the late 1960s. He notedthat the worst telegrams werethose informing families thattheir boys had been woundedin Vietnam.Today there are no mes-senger boys and very fewtelegrams. The era of the tele-gram is history.
The Canal Museum is open from 1-3 p.m. every Saturdayand Sunday and from 9 a.m.to noon every Thursday. The final work on our elevator isin progress and we hope tobe totally handicapped acces-sible by April.
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Need some extra help around your home or business? Interested inhelping the Delphos FFA? Then youneed to make plans to attend the
Seventh Annual DelphosFFA Member Auction!
Monday, March 12th 7:30pmJefferson High School Cafeteria
This is your chance topurchase an FFAmember for eight hoursof labor and use it as atax deduction. In a liveauction format you bidon the total dollars that you would pay the memberfor their time. There will be a light meal providedfor all bidders. The money used from this event is
used to fnance activities such as the FFA banquet,State and National FFA Convention trips, and other
leadership training activities.
 If you are unable to attend, and still would like tosupport the auction, please call the ag department tocast a phone bid at 419-695-1786 ext. 223
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AKRON (AP) — A formercounty official in Ohio has beenconvicted at a high-profile cor-ruption trial.An Akron federal court juryconvicted former CuyahogaCounty Commissioner JimmyDimora of 33 counts, includingracketeering and bribery, Fridayafternoon. He was acquitted of one mail fraud count.Dimora once led the powerfulDemocratic Party in Cleveland.The corruption investigationhelped fuel a referendum thatreplaced the three-commissionercounty government in Clevelandwith a county executive andelected council.The Cleveland Plain Dealersays Dimora’s wife and otherfamily members were in courtwhen the jury returned the ver-dict after more than a week of deliberations.The verdict caps a federalinvestigation that led to morethan 50 convictions involvingcounty officials, employees andcontractors who traded bribesfor government jobs and con-tracts.
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