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The Delphos Rotary Clubhas announced its 2012schedule for Music in thePark held from 6-8 p.m. the2nd and 4th Sundays of June,July and August.
June 10 — The OhioValley British Brass Band
The Ohio Valley BritishBrass Band was founded inFebruary 1992 by FrancisLaws and the late Ed Nickol.Since January 2009, it hasbeen under the leadershipof music director MichaelGallehue. The 45-mem-ber ensemble is comprisedof professional musicians,active as well as retired edu-cators at the secondary andcollegiate levels, studentsand lay people from the OhioValley. The band’s missionis to perform a variety, whileproviding an opportunity forthe area’s finest brass play-ers to participate in a qualitymusical ensemble.Since its inception, theOVBBB has played exten-sively throughout south-western Ohio and northernKentucky, including fea-tured performances with theCincinnati Pops and DaytonPhilharmonic Orchestras. TheOVBBB has also performedfor the Ohio Music EducationAssociation ProfessionalDevelopment Conference,the American School BandDirectors Association StateConvention and headlinedthe Wisconsin Brass BandFestival in Oshkosh. Theband plays marches, over-tures, show tunes, light clas-sics and patriotic selections.Celebrating its 20th yearanniversary, the OVBBB ispleased to perform at StadiumPark for the Summer ConcertSeries. For its concert onJune 10, the band will turnback the clock to the early1900s and perform a concertin the style of the world-renown band of John PhilipSousa. Included in the per-formance are a variety of Sousa march favorites as wellas overtures, dance music,show tunes and an operet-ta selection written by the“March King.” Also featuredon this evening’s program isthe band’s euphonium solo-ist, Francis Laws, performingthe popular “Believe Me, If all Those Endearing YoungCharms” and the band’strombone section, playingHenry Fillmore’s trombonesmear, “Miss Trombone.”
June 24 —“Swingmania”
Swingmania, AKA “TheJeff Mcdonald Band,” is adedicated group of talentedToledo-area musicians whosegoal is to entertain the widestpossible audience, whetherthey’re accustomed to the“Big Band Swing Sound” ornot. They achieve this goalby projecting their enthu-siasm for this music intothe audience. The audienceresponds to this communi-cation from the band in avery positive manner. FromBenny Goodman’s “SingSing Sing” to Frank Sinatra’s“New York, New York,” thisband performs more than2,000 arrangements. Theyplay music by Tommy andJimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller,Benny Goodman, HarryJames, Gene Krupa, StanKenton, Woody Herman, LesBrown, Ray Anthony, ArtieShaw and many more.
July 8 — Parrots of TheCaribbean
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The Ohio Valley British Brass Band, June 10‘Swingmania’, June 24Parrots of the Caribbean, July 8See MUSIC, page 10‘Bowling for the Boyz’
Today is the 2nd annual“Bowling for the Boyz”at the Delphos Rec Center(939 East 5th St.; doorsopen at 4 p.m.) organizedby Delphos native JayHoldgreve, diagnosed withtesticular cancer in 2010(age 34). Last year’s inau-gural generated over $6,700for the Jay HoldgreveEndowment for TesticularCancer Research (www.tcare.org; established Dec.14, 2010)) at OSU’s JamesCancer Research Hospital.This event (www.bowl-ingfortheboyz.com) is foreveryone: bowling, silentauctions, raffles, doorprizes, TVs for Final Fourgames, food/drinks, karaokeand great people. Auctionitems: Thad Matta, AaronCraft, Jared Sullinger andWill Buford autographedbasketballs, IH PedalTractor and so much more.
Details emerge onOhio’s health plan
By ANN SANNERThe Associated Press
COLUMBUS — Thestate’s plan to streamline med-ical care for some of its sick-est, most expensive and diffi-cult to treat patients includeschanges designed to eliminateunnecessary health tests, pre-vent medication errors andkeep people healthier and outof emergency rooms.The proposal for thoseenrolled in both Medicaid andMedicare could end up beinga model for other states, saidOhio officials who draftedthe plan. The officials areexpected to send the detailson Monday to the federalgovernment, which must signoff on the changes.While the final details werestill being worked out, stateofficials told The AssociatedPress on Friday that peoplewho fall under the three-yearpilot program would not seeany immediate changes totheir providers, though theycould later.The target date for the planto take effect is Jan. 1. Therewould be a transition period tothe new managed care system,said Greg Moody, the directorof the governor’s Office of Health Transformation.“It’s not so much changingthe faces they see — the caseworker and others who treatthem in their homes — buttrying to better coordinate thethings they don’t see that maybe out of whack,” Moody saidin an interview.Beneficiaries are guaran-teed the same nursing homesand case managers for theduration of the test run.Patients could keep their sameprimary care doctors and spe-cialists for at least the firstyear. Otherwise, they wouldhave to pick new physiciansif those doctors weren’t inthe new provider network.And highest-risk sick patientscould keep their same doctorsand visiting nurses for thefirst 90 days.Moody said the plan wouldnot lock patients in to certainproviders but give them achoice within the network.Choice was among the topconcerns brought to state offi-cials by those enrolled in theprograms, as well as fromadvocate groups such theOhio Olmstead Task Force,which monitors long-termcare issues for people withdisabilities.The group’s chair, ShelleyPapenfuse, said she hopes tosee more details Monday onhow the state plans to ensurepatients have the options theyneed. In particular, she wantsbeneficiaries in wheelchairsto be able to keep providerswho meet their accessibil-ity needs, such as adjustableexamination tables or X-raymachines.Papenfuse said she hadhoped the state would buildinto the proposal a require-ment that there be a specificnumber of providers that meetthose conditions. Without it,she said, “I think we couldmake it worse when we moveover to the new system.”State officials said Fridaythere would be an adequatenumber of providers to meetthe needs of those in wheel-
Lindsay McCoy, Times Bulletin
 Burchfield Queen Jubilee XXXVII 
Van Wert High School’sAlex Burchfield wascrowned as Queen JubileeXXXVII Friday night atthe 2012 Peony Pageant.Along with the crown andrecognition, Burchfieldwas also given a $1,200scholarship. First runner-up was Rebecca Adam of Lincolnview High School, who also won the talentportion of the contest byplaying the piano piece, “Over the Rainbow.” Shereceived a scholarship of $800. Second runner-upand the winner of a $600scholarship was JennaGasser from Paulding HighSchool. She sang the song, “This One’s for the Girls,”by Martina McBride.Jefferson High School’sElizabeth Thompson sangthe song, “Hallelujah,”from the motion picture“Shrek” during the talentportion of the pageant.Thompson is the daugh-ter of Trevor and AngieThompson. The title of Miss Congeniality alongwith a $250 scholarshipwas awarded to AshleyGoeltzenleuchter of WayneTrace High School whorecited the poem, “Caseyat the Bat,” by ErnestLawrence Thayer.See HEALTH, page 3
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I don’t know about you but the Trayvon Martincase has me riveted. I’ve even allowed myself towatch HLN and actually pay attention to what theyare saying.When the shooting of a 17-year-old African-American boy by a 28-year-old half-Hispanic neigh-borhood watch guy first came to light, all you sawwere pictures of a smiling, baby-faced boy and themug shot of his shooter. I can call him that becauseno one is disputing that George Zimmerman shothim, least of all George Zimmerman.Zimmerman is saying it was self-defense. Heclaims he was attacked by Martin and feared forhis life. Martin’s family is saying the youth was just going to the store to gets snacks before watch-ing a game.Zimmerman was packing a 9mm. Martin hadpicked up Skittles and iced tea from the conve-nience store.That’s where I kind of got stuck. A young manwith Skittles and iced tea; an adult man with agun.At first glance, with shots of the two side byside, it was easy to make a hasty judgement aboutwhat happened that fateful night. The media lovesto break things down to good and evil. I knowI’m the media but perhaps gentler and kinder thansome.On the left you had the smiling Martin andon the right was a frowning, imposing-lookingZimmerman with the collar of a jailhouse jumpsuitshowing. One’s the victim; one’s the aggressor.The photos make it clear who is who.Or do they?The photo of Martin was several years old.More recent photos show him as 6 feet tall withseveral gold teeth and wearing a sleeveless T-shirt.He had also been suspended from school for mari- juana residue in his backpack.The photo of Zimmerman was six or sevenyears old and taken when he was booked on thecharge of assaulting a police officer. The chargewas later dropped. Newer photos show him clean-shaven in a suit and tie and several pounds thinner.We know you can’t judge a book by its cover.We’ve heard it enough and most of us have experi-enced that moment when something is nothing likewhat we thought it was.Why the Trayvon Martin shooting is so impor-tant is because the nation is waiting to see the justice system work. We need to find the truth. Alot of people aren’t looking for “the truth,” they’relooking for their truth. Very different.People change. Trayvon Martin was no fresh-faced kid. George Zimmerman seemed to havemade better choices with his life.One thing’s for sure, we’ll never know whatreally happened that night. But what we do know isthat everything isn’t always what it appears to be atfirst glance. Zimmerman wasn’t arrested that night.Police seemed to believe his claim of self-defense.He was also treated for injuries.Martin can’t tell us his version. The family issaying he was a good kid and the only smudgeon the linen is the marijuana thing. Not such ashocking thing for a 17-year-old. Just look at thenumbers.I hope it all gets sorted out. I want the right thingto happen here. If Zimmerman did feel his life wasin danger, I feel he had the right to defend himself.If he was a gung-ho neighborhood vigilante, heneeds to pay for his actions.Sounds so simple, doesn’t it, when really, notso much.
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Grab and go lunches areavailable every day and must beordered by 9:00 a.m.Week of April 2-6Monday: Franklin: SloppyJoe sandwich; Middle & Senior:Deli sandwich; chips, vegetable,sherbet, lowfat milk.Tuesday: Nachos w/cheeseand meatsauce, breadsticks, mixedvegetables, fruit, lowfat milk.Wednesday: Pepperoni pizza,tossed salad, fruit, lowfat milk.Thursday: Spaghetti withmeatsauce, garlic bread, veg-etable, applesauce cup, lowfatmilk.Friday: No school.
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Week of April 2-6Monday: Hamburger sand-wich, potato rounds, strawberriesor applesauce, milk.Tuesday: Pizza, corn, fruit,milk.Wednesday: Breaded chick-en nuggets, butter/peanut but-ter bread, mashed potatoes andgravy, fruit, milk.Thursday: Chili soup, crack-ers, butter/peanut butter bread,carrot sticks, fruit, milk.Friday: No school.
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PatriciaA., 68, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will beginat 10:30 a.m. today at St.John the Evangelist CatholicChurch, the Rev. MelvinVerhoff officiating. Burialwill be in ResurrectionCemetery. Memorial con-tributions may be made toSt. John’s Foundation orDelphos Community HealthProfessionals.
Richard J.,66, of Lexington, Mass of Christian Burial will be cel-ebrated at 10:30 a.m. todayat Resurrection Parish withFr. Nelson Beaver officiating.Burial will follow in MansfieldCemetery with military honorsprovided by Richland CountyJoint Veterans Burial Detail.In lieu of flowers, memorialcontributions may be made tothe American Cancer Societyor the Diabetes Association.
Why Trayvon is important
Panel backs sharingstudies of lab-made bird flu
By MALCOLM RITTERThe Associated Press
NEW YORK — TheU.S. government’s biosecu-rity advisers said Friday theysupport publishing researchstudies showing how scien-tists made new easy-to-spreadforms of bird flu because thestudies, now revised, don’treveal details bioterroristscould use.The decision couldend a debate that began inDecember when the govern-ment took the unprecedentedstep of asking the scientistsnot to publicize all the detailsof their work.The research, by twoscientific teams — one inWisconsin, the other in theNetherlands — was fundedby the United States. It wasan effort to learn more aboutthe potential threat frombird flu in Asia. The virusso far doesn’t spread easilyamong people. But the newlab-made viruses spread eas-ily among ferrets, suggest-ing they would also spreadamong humans.Last year, after reviewingearlier versions of the papers,the National Science AdvisoryBoard for Biosecurity saidpublishing full details wouldbe too risky. The federal gov-ernment agreed.Scientists around theworld debated the matter.Many argued that full pub-lication would help scientiststrack dangerous mutations innatural bird flu viruses andtest vaccines and treatments.On Friday, board mem-bers, meeting in Washington,announced they are satisfiedwith the revised papers. Thepanel’s advice now goesto the U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicesfor a decision.The board unanimouslysupported publication of one study, led by YoshihiroKawaoka, of the Universityof Wisconsin. By majorityvote it supported publicationof the key parts of a secondstudy, from Ron Fouchier,of the Erasmus MedicalCenter in Rotterdam, theNetherlands.In an email, Kawaoka saidthe revisions to his paper“were mainly a more in-depthexplanation of the signifi-cance of the findings to pub-lic health and a description of the laboratory biosafety andbiosecurity.”Editors of the journalsScience and Nature, whichplan to publish the works,said they were pleased by therecommendation.“Subject to any outstand-ing regulatory and legalissues, we intend to proceedwith publication as soonas possible,” said PhilipCampbell, editor-in-chief of Nature.The manmade viruses arelocked in high-security labs.Publication in scientific jour-nals is how scientists sharetheir work so that their col-leagues can build on it, per-haps finding ways to bettermonitor and thwart bird flu inthe wild, for example.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Friday:Mega Millions2-4-23-38-46, Mega Ball:23Megaplier - 3Pick 3 Evening - 3-7-7Pick 3 Midday - 0-2-2Pick 4 Evening - 2-4-8-2Pick 4 Midday - 2-4-4-8PowerballEstimated jackpot: $60millionRolling Cash 531-33-35-36-37Estimated jackpot:$100,000Ten OH Evening01-07-08-09-10-12-18-21-22-28-34-40-55-58-60-62-72-74-75-80Ten OH Midday03-14-18-19-20-33-34-37-42-43-44-48-50-51-53-63-69-73-74-78
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The Union Bank’s Relay For Life team will host the 10th annual Trivia Challenge at 8p.m. April 6 at the Delphos Eagles Lodge. Teams consist of eight to ten members. A $10donation per person is collected. Almost 20 teams participated in last year’s event whereteam members put their heads together to answer questions ranging from sports, to his-tory, science, food and drink, and more — 10 different categories in all. Pictured abovewith the traveling trophy is last year’s winning team, Half Here, who donated their cashwinnings back to the Delphos Relay For Life campaign. Members include, front from left, Jessica Massa, Rachel Osting, Mandy Wiltsie and Leslie Gladen; and back, Adam Lee, Jared Wiltsie, Kyle Osting, Koby Gladen, Matt Ulrich and Adam Wiltsie. Teams can pre-register by calling Margie Rostorfer at 419-692-5106 or walk in and register the night of the event. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. All teams are welcome to participate in this fast-paced, fun-filled evening to benefit the American Cancer Society.
 Relay Trivia Challenge set April 6 
Women in Ohio andthroughout the United Statesdeserve leaders whoare willing to fightfor them. Yet, a vitallaw that protectswomen has expired.Domestic violenceaffects women, fami-lies and communitiesin major cities, smalltowns and rural com-munities in our state.More than 70,000Ohioans madedomestic dispute calls in 2010— 74 percent of the callerswere women.That is why the ViolenceAgainst Women Act is soimportant. VAWA is typicallyreauthorized with bipartisansupport every five years. Itprovides resources for localand state organizations tocombat domestic, sexual, andpsychological violence againstwomen but last year, the lawexpired. Critical efforts thathelp women and their chil-dren protect themselves fromdomestic violence, stalking,and cyber-threats continueonly on a short-term basis.Failure to reauthorizeVAWA would have devastat-ing consequences for women,law enforcement, and com-munities in Ohio.For women, VAWAresources mean the differencebetween struggling in silenceand beginning the long roadto emotional recovery withhelp from a strong supportnetwork. Women’s sheltersand domestic violence centerswould have trouble existingwithout VAWA. These are thevery organizations that con-nect women with legal help,emergency housing, transpor-tation, and lock services.Katie Hanna, State Directorof the Ohio Alliance to EndSexual Violence recentlyshared a story with me froma woman who said, “as some-one who was sexually abusedI wish I had a program orsomeone to turn to besidesbeing left to just deal withit.”VAWA has also improvedthe criminal justice system’sability to keep survivors safeand hold perpetrators account-able. Reauthorizing VAWAwould invest in state grantprograms – like the Grantsto Encourage Arrest Policiesand EnforcementProtection Ordersprogram – that helplaw enforcementrespond to sexualassault crimes. Forlaw enforcement offi-cials like the 2011Summit CountyDetective of theYear, Vito Sinopoli, aBath Township policeofficer, VAWA reau-thorization means havingthe resources needed to trainmore than 850 police officersthroughout Ohio and 20 pros-ecutors who are often amongthe first responders to domes-tic violence survivors.Communities should nothave to confront this nationalproblem without national sup-port.That’s why I’m fightingto reauthorize VAWA in theSenate. The bill has bipartisansupport, but it remains stalledin the Senate because someWashington politicans refuseto bring it to a vote. As a hus-band and father of daughters –and your Senator – I find thisblatant inaction unacceptable.Reauthorizing VAWA nowwould provide tools for lawenforcement, survivor ser-vice providers, and court per-sonnel to better identify andmanage high risk offenders – and prevent domestic vio-lence homicides. ImmediateVAWA reauthorization wouldhelp with primary preventionprograms so children growup learning the importanceof healthy and safe relation-ships.Reauthorizing VAWA islong overdue.
Standing up for women
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chairs.The federal Medicare programserves the elderly and disabled,while Medicaid provides cover-age for the poor through state andfederal funding.The two programs oper-ate fairly independently of eachother. Medicare generally helpspay for doctor and hospital vis-its, along with prescription drugs.Medicaid typically helps pay forlong-term care, such as nursinghomes, among other services.As a result of the lack of con-nection between the two pro-grams, some patients are morecostly to the system, Moody said.For instance, a patient could bedischarged from a hospital toa nursing home instead of to aless expensive home-based carebecause the two programs aren’ttalking to each other in the samesetting.“For folks with the most com-plicated health conditions, the sys-tem is very fragmented and kindof works against them,” Moodysaid. “What we’re trying to dowith this is get all of it organizedtogether in a way that there’s acoherent benefit for Ohioans onboth Medicare and Medicaid, sothey don’t have to struggle towhere to go.”Ohio is proposing a three-yearpilot program, beginning withthose beneficiaries in seven most-ly urban regions across the state.There are about 196,000 so-called fully enrolled “dual eli-gible” people in Ohio on bothprograms. They make up asmall fraction of the 2.2 millionpeople getting services throughMedicaid but account for about46 percent of Medicaid long-termcare spending and 16 percent of behavior health service spending,state figures show. Oftentimes,they have multiple chronic condi-tions and require more extendedcare needs.Ohio officials are trying toaddress what they see as inef-ficiencies in the fee-for-serviceprogram.“We pay if you show up tothe emergency department. Wepay if you’re in to see the doc,”Moody said. “We don’t pay themto coordinate.”The state expects the proposedchanges to provide savings, butofficials don’t have an estimateon how much. Their proposalasks that the federal governmentevenly split with the state anyMedicare savings it would recoupfrom the changes.The services available tobeneficiaries aren’t expected tochange, but how those servicesare coordinated will.Under the initiative, Ohiowould contract with an entity tobecome the single point of contactfor beneficiaries. The contractorwould have to keep a centralizedrecord available to all the doctors,nurses and other practitionersinvolved with the enrollee’s careand have an “aggressive process”to review all hospital admissionsand nursing home placements tosee whether they were appropri-ate or avoidable.The model spells out that ahealth care professional must beable to take enrollees’ calls, assesstheir situations and take action atany time of day. In addition, theplan emphasizes periodic visitsto the beneficiaries’ homes, sothey can be assessed in their ownenvironments.After the plan is submittedMonday, the state will work withWashington on any revisionsbefore it gets finalized. And fed-eral officials will conduct theirown public comment period onthe plan.
BELMONT (AP) —Authorities say a small planehas crashed on a lawn in east-ern Ohio, killing the pilot.Police tell WTRF-TV thatthe single-engine light planecrashed Friday night east of Belmont. The plane had beenbased at Alderson Airport innearby St. Clairsville.Officials tell the station thatthe aircraft was homemadeand crashed after a mechani-cal malfunction.The victim’s identity hasn’tbeen released.
Small planecrashes on lawn,killing pilot
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