Students can pick up theirawards in their school offices.St. John’s Scholar of theDay is BrittneyClaypool.CongratulationsBrittney!Jefferson’s Scholar of theDay is TylerKlint.CongratulationsTyler!
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2 – The Herald Thursday, April 12, 2012
For The Record
Vol. 142 No. 227
Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general managerDelphos Herald, Inc.Don Hemple,advertising manager
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Michael E.“Mike” RahrigMelvin R. Gable
April 10, 2011Jan. 24, 1931
Michael E. “Mike” Rahrig,81, died Tuesday in theHospice Home.He was born Jan. 24, 1931,in Landeck to Louis andOlivia Rahrig, who precededhim in death.He married Mildred Rahrig,who survives in Fort Wayne.Other survivors includehis children, Diane (Steve)Michaels and Nancy Siegelof Fort Wayne, Patty (Dave)Sexton, Indianapolis, KrisMcDermott, Carmel, Ind., andAnthony (Tish) Rahrig, Tim,Jeff (Erin) and Jerry (Sarah)Rahrig of Fort Wayne; sisters,Rosemary Mc Pheron andNorene (Dick) Ricker; and 12grandchildren and two great-grandsons.He was also preceded indeath by two sisters, AngelaRicker and Sister MaryEleanor; and a granddaughter,Katie Mc Dermott.Mr. Rahrig worked as anauto mechanic and was anArmy Veteran of the KoreanConflict. He was a memberof St. Elizabeth Ann SeatonCatholic Church.Funeral services will beginat 11 a.m. Monday at St.Elizabeth Ann Seaton CatholicChurch, 10700 Aboite CenterRoad, Fort Wayne, with call-ing 1 hour prior to service.Burial will be in CatholicCemetery.Friends may call from 2-7p.m. Sunday at CovingtonMemorial Funeral Home 8408Covington Road, Fort Wayne,and one hour prior to servicesMonday at the church.Preferred Memorials to St.Elizabeth Ann Seaton and toTV Mass.To send online condolencesor to sign the guestbook, visitcovingtonmemorial.com.
April 25, 1947-April 11, 2012
Melvin R. Gable, 64, of Delphos, died peacefully at8:45 a.m. Wednesday, at St.Rita’s Medical Center in thearms of his loving wife andsurrounded by his children.He was born April 25,1947, in Lima to Clarence andEdna (Dickrede) Gable, whopreceded him in death.On May 30, 1969, he mar-ried June Heitmeyer, who sur-vives in Delphos.Survivors also includesons Clint (Diane) Gable of Delphos and Mike (Vina)Gable of Denver; daughterKimberly (Dustin) Hostetler,of Wooster; a sister, BettyGable, of Decatur, Ind.;brother James (Margie) Gableof Delphos; brother-in-lawRichard (Diana) Landwehr;and grandchildren Elle Gable,Camden Gable, Trevor Gable,Joshua Gable, Nathan Gable,Austin Hostetler and TaylorHostetler.He was also preceded indeath by two sisters, EthelGable and Mildred Landwehr.Mr. Gable was a grainand livestock farmer andhad retired as an inspectorwith Dana Corp. after 30years. Following his retire-ment, he worked part timeat H&R Block and EliteNaturescapes. He was a mem-ber of St. John the EvangelistCatholic Church, where hewas a Eucharistic minister.He had been a 4-H adviser formore than 10 years. He was amember of the Allen CountyCattlemen’s Associationand the Ohio Murray GreyAssociation. He was a 1965graduate of St. John’s HighSchool. He enjoyed help-ing and spending time withhis family, raising livestock,reading and traveling. He wasa loving husband, father andgrandfather, who didn’t knowan enemy, had the patience of a saint and selflessly helpedothers. Throughout his illness,he remained strong and wasan inspiration to his familyand those around him.Mass of Christian Burialwill begin at 10:30 a.m.Saturday at St. John theEvangelist Catholic Church,the Rev. Jacob Gordon offi-ciating. Burial will be inResurrection Cemetery.Friends may call from 6-8p.m. today and 2-4 and 6-8p.m. Friday at Harter andSchier Funeral Home, wherea parish wake service will beheld at 7:30 p.m. Friday.Memorial contributionsmay be made to PolycysticKidney Disease Foundation orSt. John’s School.CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Wednesday:
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WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Mostlyclear. Lows in the mid 30s.Northwest winds around 5mph shifting to the northeastovernight.
: Mostly sunny.Highs in the lower 60s. Southwinds 5 to 15 mph.
: Partlycloudy with a slight chance of showers in the evening. Thencloudy with a chance of show-ers and thunderstorms over-night. Warmer. Lows around50. South winds 10 to 15 mph.Chance of measurable precipi-tation 50 percent.
: Showers andthunderstorms likely. Highsin the upper 60s. Southwestwinds 10 to 20 mph. Chanceof precipitation 70 percent.
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:Mostly cloudy with a 50 per-cent chance of showers thun-derstorms. Lows around 50.
: Mostly cloudywith a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower60s.
:Partly cloudy with a 30 per-cent chance of showers. Lowsin the lower 40s.High temperatureWednesday in Delphos was50 degrees, low was 29. Higha year ago today was 55, lowwas 41. Record high for todayis 89, set in 1985. Record lowis 24, set in 1982.On March 31, the secondannual Bowling for the Boyzwas held in Delphos. The eventsucceeded all expectations, as$8,850 was donated to the JayHoldgreve Endowment forTesticular Cancer Research atThe Ohio State University’sJames Cancer Hospital.The event included kara-oke, silent auction, live auc-tions, raffles, 50/50 drawing,Jeff Davis on guitar and of course bowling.Thank you to all whoattended, sponsors, itemdonors, Bruce and his staff and to all those who helpedmake Bowling for the Boyz ahuge success.Thank you.
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Police: no crime occurredin Houston’s death
By ANTHONYMcCARTNEYThe Associated Press
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— Police have closed theirinvestigation into WhitneyHouston’s death without find-ing any evidence to suggest itwas anything than an acci-dental drowning, investiga-tors announced Wednesday.The Beverly Hills PoliceDepartment did not releasea detailed report on the case,but Lt. Mark Rosen said theconclusion came after detec-tives reviewed the completefindings of the coroner’soffice. Coroner’s officialsruled Houston drowned acci-dentally at the Beverly Hiltonon Feb. 11 and that heartdisease and cocaine use con-tributed to her death.Beverly Hills authoritiesalso released a minute-long911 call made by a hotelworker who summonedpolice and paramedics toHouston’s suite at the hotel.The call revealed few details,other than that people in theGrammy-winning singer’sroom repeatedly hung up onhotel personnel after discov-ering Houston in a bathtub.The dispatcher had askedto be patched into the roomto deliver lifesaving instruc-tions, but the security workersaid that wasn’t possible. Hesaid a woman who notifiedthe hotel that Houston wasunresponsive was “irate” anddidn’t provide many details.Rosen re-iterated condo-lences to Houston’s familyand friends in a brief state-ment.Houston’s death on theeve of the Grammy Awardsstunned the world. Thesinger had been attemptinga comeback and had fin-ished work on a remake of the film “Sparkle” when shedrowned.Toxicology results showedcocaine throughout her body,and coroner’s officials saidthe results indicated chronicuse. In the bathroom, inves-tigators found a small spoondescribed by investigators ashaving a “crystal-like sub-stance” in it, and they dis-covered a white powderysubstance in a drawer, acoroner’s report released lastweek showed.Houston had a history of drug abuse which marredher career, robbing her of her voice and reputation, butfamily and friends describedher as intent on returning toglory in the months beforeher death. Her unexpecteddeath at age 48 sparked arenewed interest in her musicand movies, sales of whichwill benefit her only daugh-ter, Bobbi Kristina.
UPPER ARLINGTON(AP) — The typical 1958ranch-style house that wasonce home to an entrepreneuris to be nominated by Ohiothis week for listing on theNational Register of HistoricPlaces.Frederick Kilgour was aneducator, librarian and histori-an who founded the automat-ed Online Computer LibraryCenter that links 72,000 insti-tutions in 171 countries.The Columbus Dispatchreports Kilgour lived inthe Upper Arlington home,described as a “typical ranch-style house of its time,” withhis wife, Eleanor, from 1967to 1990.He died in 2006.The Ohio Historic SitePreservation Board is expect-ed to formalize the nomina-tion Friday.
Ohio wants homeof entrepreneurlisted as historic
Jury selection set to beginin John Edwards trial
Ohio nursing home fundswill be tied to standards
TOLEDO (AP) —Beginning this year, nursinghomes in Ohio will need toshow that they’re providingquality and comfortable carefor their residents or risk los-ing a big chunk of their fund-ing.While the state expects allnursing homes to meet thenew requirements this year, ithopes to raise the bar on thestandards in coming years.Future funding for nursinghomes could be tied to wheth-er they reduce the number of times their residents go tothe hospital, for instance, orincrease the number of bath-rooms that are wheelchairaccessible.For now, effective July1, nursing homes must meetany five out of 20 standardsor risk losing nearly 10 per-cent — $16 per patient perday — of their full Medicaidpayments for services theyprovide. Those that fall shortwill be docked based on howmany standards were notmet.In past years, those meet-ing the state’s goals weregiven additional funding butthere was no cut for nursinghomes that didn’t make thegrade.Some of the standardsare based on staffing levels,facilities and resident satis-faction.A survey of nursing homeresidents released last weekwas a first step in evaluatingOhio’s 957 nursing homes.The survey looked at threeof the state’s new measures,including overall satisfac-tion.About one in four nursinghomes met all three standardswhile one in five failed toreach any of the three mea-sures.The Ohio Health CareAssociation, which representsOhio’s for-profit nursinghomes, supports the measuresas they stand now. But it alsobelieves that if the standardsare raised in future years,money shouldn’t be takenaway if nursing homes don’treach the state’s loftier goals,Executive Director Peter VanRunkle said.Last year’s state budgetcut overall payments to nurs-ing homes. To replace someof that money, the state cameup with the performancemeasures. Still, Ohio’s nurs-ing homes say they have cutthousands of jobs because of cuts in both federal and statefunding.The trade group that repre-sents Ohio’s nonprofit nurs-ing homes says the currentgoal of reaching five of 20standards is too low, saidJohn Alfano, chief executiveof LeadingAge Ohio.“That doesn’t push anyoneto do better,” he said. “We’rehopeful we can make somechanges to truly reward thosefacilities that do a better job.Let’s strive for excellence,not just making sure every-one meets the minimum.”The state ultimatelywants more people in homehealth care instead of nursinghomes.
By MICHAELBIESECKERThe Associated Press
GREENSBORO, N.C.— After years of investiga-tion, denials and delays, juryselection was set to begintoday for the criminal trial of former presidential candidateJohn Edwards.Edwards was expectedinside a Greensboro, N.C.,courtroom to face six crimi-nal counts related to nearly$1 million in secret pay-ments made by two cam-paign donors to help hidethe married Democrat’s preg-nant mistress as he sought theWhite House in 2008.The money flowed toAndrew Young, a formercampaign aide who initiallyclaimed the baby was his.Young is expected to be akey witness for the prose-cution. The mistress, RielleHunter, may testify as part of Edwards’ defense.Following years of ada-mant public denials, Edwardsacknowledged paternity of Hunter’s daughter in 2010.The trial is expected to lastabout six weeks.A key issue will be wheth-er Edwards knew about thepayments made on his behalf by his national campaignfinance chairman, the lateTexas lawyer Fred Baron,and campaign donor Rachel“Bunny” Mellon, an heiressand socialite who is now 101years old. Both had alreadygiven Edwards’ campaign themaximum $2,300 individualcontribution allowed by fed-eral law.Edwards denies havingknown about the money,which paid for private jets,luxury hotels and Hunter’smedical care. Prosecutorswill seek to prove he soughtand directed the payments tocover up his affair, protecthis public image as a “familyman” and keep his presiden-tial hopes viable.If convicted, Edwardsfaces a maximum penaltyof 30 years in prison andas much as $1.5 million infines.