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Students can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholar of theDay is EricaSaine.CongratulationsErica!Jefferson’s Scholar of theDay is ChristianStemen.CongratulationsChristian!
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Vol. 142 No. 222
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
Joel Ross ThatcherLeo N. Drerup
Aug. 22, 1990-April 4, 2012
Joel Ross Thatcher, 21,of Ohio City, died at 3 a.m.Wednesday from injuriesreceived in an automobileaccident.He was born Aug. 22,1990, in Lima to Audie andSue (Waterman) Thatcher,who survive in Ohio City.Funeral services will beginat 2 p.m. Saturday at CalvaryEvangelical Church, Van Wert,with Pastor Steven Watermanofficiating. Burial will be inWoodlawn Cemetery, OhioCity.Friends may call from 1-8p.m. Friday and from noonto 2 p.m. Saturday at thechurch.Preferred memorials are toVan Wert high School tackand field.Sympathy may be expressedat cowanfuneralhome.com
July 7, 1929-April 4, 2012
Leo N. Drerup, 82, of Delphos, died at 1:35 p.m.Wednesday at St. Rita’sMedical Center.He was born July 7, 1929, inPutnam County, to Frederickand Francis (Kreinbrink)Drerup.On April 19, 1952, he mar-ried Bernice Maag, who sur-vives in Delphos.Survivors also include sonsDave (Martha) Drerup, NickDrerup, Tony (Mary) Drerupof Delphos, Jeff (Susie)Drerup of Powell and Fred(Janice) Drerup of Ottoville;daughters Janet (Dan) Bonifasof Landeck, Molly (Dave)Buettner of Delphos and Ann(Don) Like of New Bavaria;sisters Esther Knott and EdnaSalisbury of Cridersville; 21grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.He was preceded in deathby his daughter, Ellen Drerup;brothers Carl and RichardDrerup; a grandchild; and sis-ters Lucille Ringlein, FlorenceWeis and Ruth Drerup.Mr. Drerup was a UnitedStates Army veteran of theKorean War who owned LNDrerup Upholstery for morethan 30 years and worked onthe railroad from 1944-1991.He was a member of St. John’sCatholic Church, enjoyedpolka dancing, garage sales andgoing to local coffee shops.Mass of Christian Burialbegins at 11 a.m. Mondayat St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church, the Rev.Melvin Verhoff officiating.Burial will follow in St. John’sCemetery with military ritesconducted by the DelphosVeterans Council.Friends may call from 2-8p.m. Sunday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home wherethe parish wake will be held.Memorials are to St. Rita’sHospice.High temperatureWednesday in Delphos was62 degrees, low was 45. Higha year ago today was 45, lowwas 35. Record high for todayis 83, set in 1988. Record lowis 12, set in 1982.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Clear. Patchyfrost overnight. Lows in thelower 30s. Northeast winds 10to 15 mph.
: Sunny. Highs inthe mid 50s. Northeast winds10 to 15 mph.
: Clear.Areas of frost overnight. Lowsin the lower 30s. East windsaround 10 mph.
: Sunny.Highs in the lower 60s. Eastwinds around 5 mph.
:Partly cloudy with a 20 per-cent chance of showers. Lowsin the mid 40s.
: Mostly sunnywith a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower60s.
: Partlycloudy. Lows in the lower40s.
: Partly cloudywith a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower50s.
:Partly cloudy with a 20 per-cent chance of rain showers.Lows in the mid 30s.
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Houston death reportdetails drug signs, last day
By ANTHONYMcCARTNEYAP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES — Thehotel room where WhitneyHouston died bore the hall-marks of a traveler — suitcas-es and room-service food anddrinks. But it also containedsomething tragically familiarfor the singer: signs of cocaineand its paraphernalia.The drug was foundthroughout Houston’s body,according to an autopsy reportreleased Wednesday that gavethe most detailed account yetof how the Grammy-winningsinger died just hours beforeshe was to appear at a pre-Grammy Awards party. By thetime an assistant found her facedown in a bathtub on the after-noon of Feb. 11, Houston hadlikely been dead for at least anhour. The water was so hot itscalded part of her body.Nearby, on the bathroomcounter, investigators founda small spoon described byinvestigators as having a “crys-tal like substance” in it andin a drawer they discovered awhite powdery substance. Thedozen prescription drug bottlesfound in Houston’s suite of theBeverly Hilton Hotel led inves-tigators to initially suspect shedied of an overdose, but afterfurther examination and toxi-cology results they concludedshe drowned accidentally.Heart disease, which causeda 60 percent blockage in oneof her arteries, and cocaineuse were listed as contributingfactors.Toxicology results alsoshowed Houston had marijua-na, Xanax, the muscle relaxantFlexeril, and the allergy medi-cation Benadryl in her system,but none are considered factorsin her death.The grim accounting of the room where Houston diedand what investigators foundprovide a sad footnote to thesinger’s life, showing theimpact drugs took on her. Aninvestigator noted a hole in thesinger’s nose, listed under “his-tory of substance abuse.”Houston, 48, had been pre-paring for the annual party of her mentor, Clive Davis, whohelped launch her career twodecades earlier. She had fin-ished work on her return toacting by starring in a remakeof the film “Sparkle,” whichwould also feature her rendi-tion of the gospel classic “HisEye Is on the Sparrow.”The singer had a sore throatand her assistant suggested shetake a bath to get ready forthe party. The assistant left topick up some items at a depart-ment store and by the time shereturned, Houston was sub-merged in the tub, which wasoverflowing and had soakedthe carpet in another room.Efforts were made to revivethe Houston, including using adefibrillator, according to thereport.Coroner’s officials declinedto discuss details in the report,including whether toxicologyresults showing the level of cocaine in Houston’s bodycould be used to determinehow recently she took the drug.The office has said there weresigns of recent and chronic useby the singer.Beverly Hills police havebeen awaiting the report beforeclosing the report, although theagency has said there are nosigns of foul play in Houston’sdeath.The singer had battledaddiction for years, but friendsand family have said sheappeared committed to mak-ing a comeback in the monthsbefore her death.“The biggest devil is me.I’m either my best friend ormy worst enemy,” Houstontold ABC’s Diane Sawyer inan infamous 2002 televisioninterview with then-husbandBobby Brown by her side.Brown has faced his owntroubles since his ex-wife’sdeath. He was arrested andcharged last month with driv-ing under the influence of alco-hol in Los Angeles and faces acourt date later this month.The details of Houston’sdeath have not yet impactedplans to release “Sparkle” laterthis year. A trailer releasedMonday featured Houstonprominently in her role as thematriarch of a family of girlswho form a singing group andstruggle with fame and addic-tion.
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CLEVELAND (AP) —Regulators say several minorproblems found at an Ohionuclear power plant in 2011have been ongoing for abouttwo years.The Nuclear RegulatoryCommission says the PerryNuclear Power Plant nearCleveland must devise a planto correct the problems.In a March 5 letter, a regu-lator says plant owner FirstEnergy Nuclear OperatingCo. and federal inspectorsfound errors in followingproper work procedures anddocumentation.The letter also cites anincident in April 2011 whena poorly designed plan to pulla radiation monitor from thereactor’s core left workersnear a radioactive cable. Thecrew escaped exposure byleaving the area quickly.A First Energy spokes-woman tells The Plain Dealerin Cleveland that the companyhas strengthened proceduresand improved risk assessmentand oversight.
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Ohio church readies forEaster after lightning strike
PERRYSBURG (AP) —Construction and cleanupcrews are racing the clockat a church in northwestOhio where a lightningstrike sparked a fire at thetop of a 170-foot steeple.St. Rose CatholicChurch officials say they’llbe ready for services todayand the rest of Easter week-end.Most of the damagefrom the Tuesday morn-ing fire at the church inPerrysburg was containedto the steeple, with minordamage to the sanctuary.The manager of a clean-up crew working to get thechurch ready tells WTOL-TV in Toledo that he’s amember of the church.Kevin Fisher says thedamage could have beenmuch worse.St. Rose’s pastor, theRev. Marvin Borger, sayshe thinks those attend-ing services this weekendshouldn’t notice any dif-ferences.
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