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419-692-0007
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Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869
‘Obamacare’: Vote today, decisionin June, p4 Jays down Wildcats in city clash, p6
UpfrontSports
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Obituaries 2State/Local 3Politics 4Community 5Sports 6-7Church 9Classifieds 10TV 11World News 12
Index
Partly cloudySaturdaywith highin low 50s.See page 2.
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VAN WERT — ThePeony Pageant Committeehas released the informationabout the candidates vyingfor the title of Queen JubileeXXXVII.The pageant will be heldat 7 p.m. today in the MarshFoundation Auditorium.Tickets are $8.Candidates include:
Elizabeth Thompson
isa senior at Jefferson HighSchool. She is the daughter of Trevor and Angie Thompsonand has four siblings: Destiny,Arielle, Taylor and BraydenThompson.Thompson loves to sing,family movie nights, themusical and spending timewith friends. She is involvedin several activities, choir,marching band, Fellowshipof Christian Athletes, SADDand is employed by Arby’s.She also attends a ChristianUnion Church.After graduation, sheplans to attend the Ohio StateUniversity at Lima to majorin elementary education.Lincolnview HighSchool’s
Becca Adam
is thedaughter of Brian and JanisAdam. She has four siblings:Jennifer Adam, Ryan Adam,Melissa Fallis and StephaniePriest.She is involved in sev-eral activities such as volley-ball, piano, writing, NationalHonor Society, Beta Club,Spanish Club, Science Cluband is president of StudentCouncil. She is involved atFirst Baptist and is employedwith Derry Drugs.After graduation, sheplans to attend The OhioState University and doublemajoring in finance and busi-ness administration.
Rachael Gent
is a seniorat Crestview High Schooland the daughter of Mattand Storm Mercer and Rickand Melissa Gent. She hasfive siblings: Kennis Mercer,Kylee Gent, Alyssa Gent,Elizabeth Gent and Rhyan
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Students win poster contest 
The Allen County Engineers recently chose the winners of the second-grade postercontest held in conjunction with their in-school presentation on “What EngineersDo.” Students were encouraged to create drawings of the work engineers are involvedin each day. St. John’s winners were, from left, second place, Adara Fuerst; firstplace, Brady Kerner; and third place, Rose Giambruno-Fuge.
Mega-long odds forwinning record jackpot
By MARGERY A. BECKThe Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. — Withthe multistate Mega Millions jackpot set to reach a world-record $540 million today,lottery players across thecountry are wondering if there’s a way to guaranteebecoming an overnight mul-timillionaire.The answer: Not unlessyou already are one and owna magic wand.The jackpot is so large,someone with enough moneycould theoretically buy upevery possible number com-bination, thereby guarantee-ing a winning ticket — butonly if you suspended thelaws of physics.A $540 million jackpot,if taken as a $390 millionlump sum and after federaltax withholding, works out toabout $293 million. With the jackpot odds at 1 in 176 mil-lion, it would cost $176 mil-lion to buy up every combi-nation. Under that scenario,the strategy would win $117million — less if your statealso withholds taxes.But there are too manylimitations. First, if it takesfive seconds to fill out eachcard, you’d need almost 28years just to mark the bubbleson the game tickets. You’dalso use up the national sup-ply of special lottery paperand lottery-machine printingink well before all your tick-ets could be printed out.With a jackpot this large,experts say, there also is a great-er chance of multiple winners.If you have to share the jackpotwith even one other winner,you’ve lost $30 million.Mike Catalano, chairmanof the mathematics depart-ment at Dakota WesleyanUniversity in Mitchell, S.D.,said he covers the odds of winning in lottery gameswith his students to showthem just how unlikely it isto win big.He concedes the math isclear: The more tickets youbuy, the better your chancesof winning. So, if you buy 10tickets filled out 10 differentways, your odds of winningthe jackpot 10 in 176 million.“You are about 50 times aslikely to get struck by light-ning as to win the lottery,based on the 90 people a yeargetting struck by lightning,”Catalano said. “Of course, if you buy 50 tickets, you’veequalized your chances of winning the jackpot with get-ting struck by lightning.”Based on other U.S. aver-ages, you’re about 8,000times more likely to be mur-dered than to win the lottery,and about 20,000 times morelikely to die in a car crashthan hit the lucky numbers,Catalano said.“You might get somepsychological enjoymentfrom playing the lottery, butfrom a financial standpoint... you’d be much betteroff going to Las Vegas andplaying blackjack or the slotmachines.”But that chance — how-ever small — of instanta-neous, enormous wealthis leading to long lines atconvenience stores in 42states and Washington, D.C.,where Mega Millions ticketsare sold.It’s why David Kramer,a lawyer in Lincoln, boughta Mega Millions ticketThursday.“To me, the value of thelottery ticket isn’t the real-istic opportunity to win,” hesaid. “It’s the fact that forthree days, the daydreamingtime about what I would doif I won is great entertain-ment and, frankly, a verynice release from a normalday.”
Local quad prepares for Ohio Has Talent!
BY STACY TAFFstaff@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — When13-year-old best friendsBreece Rohr and MadilynSchulte decided to try outfor Ohio Has Talent! for thesecond year in a row, theyasked their younger sisters,Kambrynn Rohr, 8, and JoseSchulte, 10, to join in on thefun.“We’re all best friends;we do everything together,”Breece said. “We all dancetogether at Dancer by Gina.”“Gina Wiley taught us allof our techniques,” Madilynadded.The girls, who all attendSt. John’s Elementary, saythere were some minor issueswhen they began to prepare.“It didn’t go as well aswe’d planned. We had a few
It’s Our Passion
Breece Rohr, Madilyn Schulte, Kambryn Rohr and Jose SchulteSee QUAD, page 12
Relay team setsupcoming events
Kruisin’ for a MiracleRelay for Life team willhold its annual bowlingfundraiser at 6:30 p.m. May11 at the Delphos Bowlingand Recreation Center.The event is opento all ages.The cost is $60 per 6-per-son team or $10 per person.This covers three games of bowling and shoe rental.Other events includea silent auction, high-game jackpot and raffleprize give-away.The team will alsohold its annual Corn HoleTournament on May 27 atHuggy Bear Campgroundsin Middle Point.The cost is $12 per2-person team with $6going to Relay and $6toward the prize fund.Registration is at 12:30p.m. with play at 1 p.m.
TODAY
Baseball (5 p.m.);Jefferson at Parkway;Columbus Grove atLeipsic (PCL).Softball (5 p.m.); Ottovilleat Allen East; Cory-Rawsonat Columbus Grove;Parkway at Van Wert.Boys Tennis (4:30 p.m.):Bath at Elida (WBL); VanWert at Wapakoneta (WBL).
SATURDAY
Baseball: Lincolnviewand Antwerp at St. John’s,11 a.m.; Columbus Groveat Hardin Northern (DH),11 a.m.; Fort Recoveryat Crestview (DH), 11a.m.; Perry at Spencerville(DH), noon; Findlay atElida (DH), noonSoftballJefferson at Minster tri(Jefferson vs. Minster, 11a.m.; Russia vs. Jefferson,app. 12:30 p.m.); HardinNorthern at Kalida (DH),11 a.m.; Van Buren atColumbus Grove (DH),11 a.m.; Spencerville atCrestview quad, noon;Lincolnview at Pandora-Gilboa (DH), noon; Elida atBellefontaine, noon; Bryanat Van Wert (DH), 1 p.m.Track and Field:Spencerville and Crestview atVersailles boys Invitational,9 a.m.; Elida at CelinaInvitational, noon
 
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Students can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholar of theDay is MitchellKahny.CongratulationsMitchell!Jefferson’s Scholar of theDay is DevonKrendl.CongratulationsDevon!
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Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
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,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:Mega MillionsEstimated jackpot: $476 MPick 3 Evening8-8-3Pick 4 Evening0-2-9-7PowerballEstimated jackpot: $60 MRolling Cash 517-19-22-35-36Estimated jackpot:$110,000Ten OH Evening01-04-11-16-24-26-33-34-40-42-43-51-53-54-56-59-62-72-78-79Corn: $6.00Wheat: $6.13Beans: $13.36
Delphos weather
Bluegrass legend EarlScruggs dies at 88 in Tenn.
Anna Clay
High temperature Thursdayin Delphos was 55 degrees,low was 38. High a year agotoday was 35, low was 26.Record high for today is 80,set in 1998. Record low is 15,set in 1923.
By CHRIS TALBOTTThe Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Itis impossible to overstate theimportance of Earl Scruggs toAmerican music. A pioneeringbanjo player who helped cre-ate modern country music, hissound is instantly recognizableand as intrinsically wrappedin the tapestry of the genreas Johnny Cash’s baritone orHank Williams’ heartbreak.Scruggs passed awayWednesday morning at 88 of natural causes. The legacy hehelped build with bandleaderBill Monroe, guitarist LesterFlatt and the rest of the BlueGrass Boys was evident allaround Nashville, where hedied in an area hospital. Hisstring-bending, mind-blowingway of picking helped trans-form a regional sound into anational passion.“It’s not just bluegrass,it’s American music,” blue-grass fan turned country starDierks Bentley said. “There’s17- or 18-year-old kids turningon today’s country music andhearing that banjo and theyhave no idea where that camefrom. That sound has probablyalways been there for themand they don’t realize someoneinvented that three-finger rollstyle of playing. You hear iteverywhere.”Country music has tran-scended its regional roots,become a billion-dollar musicand tourist enterprise, andevolved far beyond the clas-sic sound Monroe and TheBlue Grass Boys blasted outover the radio on The GrandOle Opry on Dec. 8, 1945.Though he would eventuallyinfluence American culture inwide-ranging ways, Scruggshad no way of knowing this ashe nervously prepared for hisfirst show with Monroe. The21-year-old wasn’t sure howhis new picking style wouldgo over.“I’d heard The Grand OleOpry and there was tremendousexcitement for me just to be onThe Grand Ole Opry,” Scruggsrecalled during a 2010 inter-view at Ryman Auditorium,where that “big bang” momentoccurred. “I just didn’t knowif or how well I’d be acceptedbecause there’d never beenanybody to play banjo like mehere. There was Stringbeanand Grandpa Jones. Most of them were comedians.”There was nothing jokeyabout the way Scruggs attackedhis “fancy five-string banjo,”as Opry announcer George D.Hayes called it. In a perfor-mance broadcast to much of the country but unfortunatelylost to history, he scorched theearth and instantly changedcountry music. With Monroeon mandolin and Flatt on gui-tar, the pace was a real jolt toattendees and radio listenersfar away, and in some waysthe speed and volume he laiddown predicted the power of electric music.Scruggs’ use of three fin-gers — in place of the limitedclawhammer style once preva-lent — elevated the banjo froma part of the rhythm section —or a even a comedian’s prop —to a lead instrument that was asversatile as the guitar and farmore flashy.Country great PorterWagoner probably summed upScruggs’ importance best of all: “I always felt like Earl wasto the five-string banjo whatBabe Ruth was to baseball. Heis the best there ever was, andthe best there ever will be.”His string-bending and leadruns became known worldwideas “the Scruggs picking style”and the versatility it allowedhas helped popularize the banjobeyond the traditional bluegrassand country forms. Today thebanjo can be found in almost anygenre, largely due to the way hefreed its players to experimentand find new space.That was exactly what RalphStanley had in mind when hefirst heard Scruggs lay it down.A legendary banjo player inhis own right, Stanley said ina 2011 interview that he wasinspired by Scruggs when hefirst heard him over the radioafter returning home from mil-itary service in Germany.“I wasn’t doing any play-ing,” Stanley said. “When I gotdischarged I began listening toBill and Earl was with him.I already had a banjo at thattime, but of course I wantedto do the three-finger roll. Iknew Earl was the best, but Ididn’t want to sound like him.I wanted to do that style, but Iwanted to sound the way I feltand that’s what I tried to do.”Flowers were placed on hisstar on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday morning.Scruggs earned that starwhen he and Flatt weavedthemselves into the fabric of American culture in the 1950sand ‘60s.Flatt and Scruggs teamedas a bluegrass act after leavingMonroe from the late 1940s untilbreaking up in 1969 in a disputeover whether their music shouldexperiment or stick to tradition.Flatt died in 1979.They were best known fortheir 1949 recording “FoggyMountain Breakdown,” playedin the 1967 movie “Bonnie andClyde,” and “The Ballad of JedClampett” from “The BeverlyHillbillies,” the popular TVseries that debuted in 1962.Jerry Scoggins did the singing.For many viewers, the end-lessly hummable theme songwas their first introduction tocountry music.In 2005, “Foggy MountainBreakdown” was selectedfor the Library of Congress’National Recording Registryof works of unusual merit.The following year, the 1972Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Willthe Circle Be Unbroken,” onwhich Scruggs was one of many famous guest perform-ers, joined the list, too.
ST. RITA’S
A boy was born March29 to Douglas and DawnBockrath of Cloverdale.
March 19, 1936-March 27, 2012
Anna Clay, 76, of Delphos,died at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday atVancrest Healthcare Center inVan Wert, with her daughterat her side.She was born March 19,1936, in Atlantic City, N.J., toMartin Edmund and CarolineMarie (Ritzheimer) Burke.She was married to EugeneL. Clay, who preceded her indeath.Arrangements are beingmade out of town.Flowers and condolencescan be sent to her daughter,Joanne Acosta, 237 W. ClimeSt., Delphos OH 45833.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT:
Cloudy with a40 percent chance of light rainin the evening. Then mostlycloudy overnight. Lows in themid 30s. Northeast winds 10to 15 mph.
SATURDAY:
Mostlycloudy in the morning thenbecoming partly cloudy. Highsin the lower 50s. Northeastwinds 5 to 15 mph.
SATURDAY NIGHT
:Mostly clear. Lows in thelower 40s. Southeast winds 5to 10 mph shifting to the southovernight.
SUNDAY
: Partly cloudywith a 30 percent chance of showers. Warmer. Highs inthe mid 70s. Southwest winds5 to 15 mph.
LINDEMAN, 
PatriciaA., 68, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will beginat 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St.John the Evangelist CatholicChurch, the Rev. MelvinVerhoff officiating. Burial willbe in Resurrection Cemetery.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. today at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, wherea CLC service will be heldat 3 p.m. and a parish wakeservice at 7:30 p.m. Memorialcontributions may be madeto St. John’s Foundation orDelphos Community HealthProfessionals.
DICKREDE, 
Richard J.,66, of Lexington, Mass of Christian Burial will be cel-ebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturdayat Resurrection Parish withFr. Nelson Beaver officiating.Burial will follow in MansfieldCemetery with military hon-ors provided by RichlandCounty Joint Veterans BurialDetail. Friends may call from4 - 8 p.m. today at Herlihy-Chambers Funeral Home, 173Park Avenue West, Mansfield,with a vigil service at 4 p.m.In lieu of flowers, memorialcontributions may be made tothe American Cancer Societyor the Diabetes Association.
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By ANTHONYMcCARTNEYThe Associated Press
LOS ANGELES —Lindsay Lohan’s days as acriminal defendant could beover — if she can behaveherself.A judge on Thursdayended the long-running pro-bation of the problem-proneactress in a 2007 drunkendriving case after a string of violations, jail sentences andrehab stints.The 25-year-old actresswill remain on informal pro-bation for taking a necklacewithout permission last year,but will no longer have a pro-bation officer or face travelrestrictions and weekly shiftscleaning up at the morgue.Lohan, wearing a powderblue suit and black blouse, letout a sigh of relief as she leftJudge Stephanie Sautner’scourtroom, possibly for thelast time.“I just want to say thankyou for being fair,” Lohan toldthe judge. “It’s really opened alot of doors for me.”The judge said she wasn’tgoing to lecture the actress,but gave her some partingadvice.“You need to live your lifein a more mature way, stopthe nightclubbing and focuson your work,” Sautner said.She reminded Lohan thatshe will remain on informalprobation until May 2014 inthe necklace case and couldface up to 245 days in jail if she gets into trouble again.Still, the end of probationleft Lohan looking relieved.She hugged her attorney,Shawn Holley, before leavingthe courtroom, and was beam-ing by the time she walkedpast the rows of cameraswaiting for her outside thecourthouse near Los AngelesInternational Airport.Sautner’s regimen of morgue duty, therapy andmonthly court dates helpedLohan weather the drunk-en driving case. The judgeopened the hearing by callingthe case “endless.”Lohan is now free to focuson her career for the first timesince May 2010, when shemissed a court appearanceand was later jailed for failingto complete the terms of hersentence.The “Mean Girls” starhas struggled with the caseand her career since the twodrunken driving arrests in2007.She had small appear-ances in films and did somemodeling but came nowherenear her heyday as the starof Disney films and moviesaimed at teens and youngadults.Her career is already show-ing signs of a comeback. Sheis due to guest star on anupcoming episode of “Glee,”recently hosted a highly ratedbut criticized episode of “Saturday Night Live,” and isset to star as Elizabeth Taylorin a television movie.“Lindsay is already talkingabout her next few projects,”her spokesman Steve Honigwrote in a statement afterthe hearing. “She is ready tostart the next chapter in herlife and get back to work anddoing what she loves to do —making movies.”
 
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In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the residents at Vancrest Healthcare Centeracknowledged age old traditions by dressing in green and discussing their Irish roots.Residents played a game of Truth or Blarney (True or False) about the holiday andlearned how to set a trap to catch a leprechaun. The festivities were topped off withmint ice cream cookies and Leprechaun Punch. Norma Wittler could be mistaken fora leprechaun.Lois Osting, Helen Metzger and Betty Wiechart enjoy their Leprechaun Punch.Amber Bidlack and Tony Piecenski show off their St. Patrick’s Day spirit.
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COLUMBUS (AP) — OhioGov. John Kasich plans to signinto law a proposal that des-ignates the day — along witheach March 30 — as VietnamVeterans’ Day in the state.Supporters say the annu-al day is set aside to honorthose who fought, died or arestill unaccounted for in theVietnam War.The date to honor the vet-erans had been in flux as law-makers wrestled with whetherthey should use March 29 likeother states.Some veterans had balkedat that proposal, noting it’sthe anniversary of U.S. forcespulling out of Vietnam.Among those supportingthe March 30 designation isretired Air Force Col. TomMoe, a Vietnam prisoner of war and director of the state’sveterans services.Moe is to attend the bill’ssigning.
Gov. to signbill honoringVietnam vets
WAVERLY (AP) — Scrapmetal thieves targeting fiberoptic cables shut down 911service in Ohio’s Appalachianregion and left thousandswithout telephone and Internetservices.WBNS-TV reports fourcounties in southern Ohiowere affected by the outagethat started late Wednesdayand lasted until Thursdayafternoon.Frontier Communicationssays fiber optic cables werecut and stolen, affecting 8,000customers in Pike, Scioto,Jackson and Lawrence coun-ties at Ohio’s southern tip.Pike County Sheriff RichardHenderson told the stationsuch situations are a fear forhis office. He says the officereceives backup from neigh-boring counties and policedepartments but callers expe-rienced a delay in response.Credit card readers andATMs also were affected.
Theft of cablesleads to Ohio911 outage
AUSTINTOWN (AP) —Authorities say one man ishospitalized and four jailed inhis beating following a gather-ing to celebrate the memory of a friend killed in an Ohio highschool shooting.Police tell The Vindicatornewspaper officers were calledon a noise complaint to anapartment in Austintown, out-side Youngstown, where thegroup gathered Tuesday, theone-month anniversary of theChardon High School shoot-ing that killed three students.Police say officers left andthe suspects beat the 19-year-oldvictim, who was drunk, to keephim quiet. They’re accused of then dragging him outside andinto a van, with plans to leavehim on a roadside.Troopers say they pulledover the van and found thebloodied victim. He is expect-ed to recover.The four others, ages 19-21,are charged with feloniousassault and kidnapping.
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COLUMBUS (AP) — OhioSecretary of State Jon Hustedis criticizing the state ElectionsCommission for failing to penal-ize a former sheriff who usedcampaign coffers to pay court-ordered restitution for stealingcash from the fund.The commission on Thursdaytold the Plain Dealer it wouldnot immediately review lastmonth’s decision regarding for-mer Cuyahoga County Sheriff Gerald McFaul. It ordered itsexecutive director to write anopinion. Husted, a Republican,says using campaign funds forrestitution is illegal and allow-ing McFaul to do so sends amessage that campaign financelaws are useless.McFaul, a Democrat, wasordered to pay $130,000 inrestitution in 2010 after plead-ing guilty to stealing campaigncash, forcing employees to sellfundraiser tickets and improp-erly appointing his son as aspecial deputy.He resigned in 2009.
Ohio elections chief:Panel wrong in sheriff case
CLEVELAND (AP) —Attorneys for some defen-dants charged in beard-cuttingattacks on fellow Amish inOhio say additional allegationswon’t change how they fightthe charges.An updated indictment filedin federal court in Clevelandadded four defendants to bringthe total to 16 and added alle-gations they tried to hide ordestroy evidence including abag of hair. It said ringleaderSam Mullet Sr. lied to fed-eral agents about an Octoberhair-cutting, considered deeplyoffensive in Amish culture.Mullet said he didn’t orderhair-cutting but didn’t stop oth-ers from carrying it out to senda message other Amish shouldbe ashamed of how they treatedhim and his community.
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