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The Delphos Herald wantsto correct published errors inits news, sports and featurearticles. To inform the news-room of a mistake in publishedinformation, call the editorialdepartment at 419-695-0015.Corrections will be publishedon this page.
Vol. 142 No. 246
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
High temperature Tuesdayin Delphos was 70 degrees,low was 55. High a year agotoday was 71, low was 45.Record high for today is 87,set in 1993. Record low is 27,set in 1945.
WEATHER FORECASTTri-countyAssociated PressTONIGHT
: Mostly cloudywith scattered rain showersand isolated storms in the eve-ning then partly cloudy aftermidnight. Lows in the lower40s. Northwest winds 5 to 15mph. Chance of precipitation30 percent.
: Sunny.Highs in the mid 60s.Northwest winds 5 to 10mph.
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid40s. West winds up to 10mph.
: Sunny. Highs inthe lower 70s. West winds upto 5 mph.
: Mostlyclear. Lows around 50.
: Mostlysunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
: Mostly cloudy.Lows in the lower 50s. Highsaround 70.
:Partly cloudy. Lows in thelower 50s.Cynthia S. Warnecke, 53,formerly of Spencerville, diedat 12:25 a.m. today at IndianaUniversity Medical Center,Indianapolis.Funeral arrangementsare incomplete at ThomasE. Bayliff Funeral Home,Spencerville.
In the police reports pub-lished in Monday’s Herald, Kevin Frasl was chargedwith obstructing officialbusiness, not disorderly con-duct.
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13-15-18-20-21-25-30-35-36-40-41-42-43-55-58-61-66-71-75-77A boy, Nolan Joseph, wasborn May 6 at St. MargaretMercy Hospital in Dyer, Ind.,to Luke and Amanda Smith.Grandparents are Andy andTeresa Kmetz and Joe andCheryl Smith.Great-grandparents areAndy and Marge Kmetz,William and Lillian Looser,Bea Smith, Hubert Kidwelland Shirley Gonzales.
Cynthia S. Warnecke
Corn: $6.45Wheat: $6.05Beans: $14.18
Trial delayed for ofﬁcials
from hot dog shop
TOLEDO (AP) — Atrial has been delayed fortwo company officialsaccused of stealing thou-sands of dollars from anOhio hot dog eatery madefamous on the TV series“M-A-S-H.”The pair charged withstealing from Tony Packo’sInc. were a company con-troller and the founder’sgrandson, Tony Packo III.They have pleaded notguilty.A judge rescheduledtheir trial during a pretrialhearing Tuesday in Toledo.Court records show thedate was pushed backfrom June 18 to August 13because of a conflict withthe court’s schedule.Actor Jamie Farr madeTony Packo’s famous inthe 1970s when he por-trayed a homesick U.S.soldier in the Korean Warwho longed for the eat-ery’s hot dogs.The restaurant chainwas sold this year after ayearlong family feud overownership.
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the closest coffee shop for ahalf-hour or more breakfast.Another sacred cow beingtargeted is the habit of mak-ing a long weekend out of it when a holiday falls on aThursday, by taking off theFriday as well. In Ireland,the crisis has had an impacton legendary pub traditions.The Irish increasingly social-ize at home, avoiding pubswhere beer and other drinkprices are several times high-er than what’s offered bythe German discount super-markets now proliferating inIreland.— POLITICALEXTREMES: The NationalFront in France. GoldenDawn in Greece. TheFreedom Party of theNetherlands. The TrueFinns. Across WesternEurope, and in parts of theEast, the far-right is on themarch. Europe has deep tra-ditions of tolerance and plu-ralism with roots in the 18thcentury Enlightenment. ButEuropean history also offersthe most extreme examplesof racist nationalism. Whileoutright Nazis are a tinyminority in Europe today, theeconomic crisis has fueledforces on the right opposedto immigrants and the veryidea of European integra-tion. On the other end of thespectrum, left-wing partieswho see the European Unionas a capitalist superstate sup-pressing the working classeshave made gains in France,Spain, Greece and Denmark,among other countries.— EUROPE IN THEWORLD: The world stilladmires French art, Italianfood and Spanish soccer. Butin the global economy, slug-gish Europe is looking lessattractive when compared tofast-growing emerging econ-omies such as China, Indiaand Brazil. That’s a blowto the ego of a continentaccustomed to seeing itself as having a central placein history. The EuropeanUnion’s seemingly endlessdebt crisis has seriouslydamaged confidence in itscommon currency project.Bickering between nationshas also tarnished Europe’sself-image as a role modelof how nations can cometogether to build peace andprosperity.— CULTURE ANDARTS: Don’t worry, thedebt crisis isn’t going to shutdown the Louvre in Parisor the Vienna State OperaHouse. Culture will playa central role in Europeanlife for the foreseeablefuture. But how much of itshould be financed by thegovernment? That’s a ques-tion being asked in manyEuropean capitals as bud-gets are being tightened. Aspart of its austerity drive,Spain’s new conservativegovernment has eliminatedthe Culture Ministry as aself-standing institution,merging it with educationand sports. A program tosubsidize Spanish cinema— which made a namefor itself around the worldwith Oscar-winning direc-tors such Pedro Almodovar— has been scrapped. InSweden, the government hasdecided to gradually disman-tle a subsidy program thatprovided lifelong incomeguarantees for artists seenas particularly important toSwedish culture.OTTAWA — After 21years in prison, KennethRichey will now spendanother three years behindbars.Richey, 47, now of Tupelo, Miss., was sen-tenced today in PutnamCounty Common PleasCourt on a felony countof retaliation for phon-ing in a threat to JudgeRandall Basinger on NewYear’s Eve.Judge Basinger was anassistant county prosecu-tor in 1986 when Richeywas charged with settinga fire that killed a 2-year-old girl in ColumbusGrove. The convictionand death sentence wereoverturned in 2007 bya federal appeals court,which cited question-able arson evidence. Aplea agreement in PutnamCounty led to Richey’srelease from prison inJanuary 2008.Visiting Judge DaleCrawford handed down thesentence in a courtroomfilled with eight friendsand family of Richey.Richey was led into thecourt room in handcuffswearing green and grayprison stripes. He saidhis threat against JudgeBasinger was a drunkenprank and apologized.Richey had pleadedguilty to retaliation, athird-degree felony.Judge Basinger made avictim statement in whichhe called Richey a threatto the public who needsto be incarcerated to themaximum sentence.“The defendant is a socio-pathic felon who has maderepeated death threats tome and others in attemptsto avoid prosecution,” the judge said.
Richey to spend 3 years in prisonfor threats to Putnam County judge
Ken Richey appears in PutnamCounty Court in Ottawa in Aprilwhen he pleaded guilty to threaten-ing a judge. (TB file photo)
VERMILION (AP) —Police in northern Ohio saya woman on a riding lawnmower accidentally ran overher 4-year-old daughter, criti-cally injuring the girl.The accident happenedMonday at a home inVermilion, a small city westof Cleveland along Lake Erie.Vermilion police say the girlapparently was playing witha toy and got near the mowerwithout being spotted by hermother, who backed up thevehicle.Sgt. Jeff Chandler tellsThe Morning Journal innearby Lorain that the girlwas knocked over and herfeet became caught underthe mower blades. She wasflown to a children’s hospitalin Cleveland in critical condi-tion.No update on her condi-tion was available Tuesdaymorning.
Mom riding moweraccidentally runs over girl, 4
The Landeck CommunityCommittee thanks everyonewho helped make the porkchop dinner very successful.Those who purchased ticketsand those who worked at themeal site were greatly appre-ciated.The proceeds are being usedto help purchase equipment forthe Landeck Community play-ground. Monetary donationswill gratefully be accepted.Send a check to the LandeckCommunity Playground at5423 N. Kill Road, Delphos.
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By The Associated Press
Today is Wednesday, May9, the 130th day of 2012. Thereare 236 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight inHistory:
On May 9, 1712, theCarolina Colony was officiallydivided into two entities: NorthCarolina and South Carolina.
On this date:
In 1754, a cartoonin Benjamin Franklin’sPennsylvania Gazette showeda snake cut in pieces, with eachpart representing an Americancolony; the caption read,“JOIN, or DIE.”In 1883, Spanish philoso-pher Jose Ortega y Gasset wasborn in Madrid.In 1936, Italy annexedEthiopia.In 1945, U.S. officialsannounced that a midnightentertainment curfew wasbeing lifted immediately.In 1951, the U.S. conductedits first thermonuclear experi-ment as part of OperationGreenhouse by detonat-ing a 225-kiloton device onEnewetak Atoll in the Pacificnicknamed “George.”In 1961, in a speech tothe National Associationof Broadcasters, FederalCommunications CommissionChairman Newton N. Minowdecried the majority of televi-sion programming as a “vastwasteland.”In 1962, scientists at theMassachusetts Institute of Technology succeeded inreflecting a laser beam off thesurface of the moon. Italianmovie director Federico Fellinibegan filming “8 1/2,” his arthouse classic about a moviedirector struggling to make amovie.