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www.delphosherald.comTo close the 2012 Relay, balloons are released with names of loved ones who have beenclaimed by cancer.
Relay total at nearly $73K
Payne sponsoring all-startourneys
The Payne BallAssociation will sponsor fourall-star tournaments in July.The association will hostan 8 & under boys baseballcoach-pitch tourney on July6-8, followed by a boysbaseball 10 & under tourna-ment July 9-12. A girls 8 &under coach-pitch tourneywill be held July 13-15, fol-lowed by a 12 & under boysbaseball tourney July 16-19.For more info on anyof these tournaments,contact Doug Etzlerat (419) 786-9918.
Nancy Spencer photosJim Metcalfe photo
The Bishop Neumann Assembly of the Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree, presented the Rev. Jacob Gordon with a Memorial Chalice inmemory of those members who died during his time at St. John the Evangelist parish. Those presenting the chalice Sunday during Rev. Gordon’sfarewell at the All Saints Building are, from left, Dan Maag, Chris Klima, Ed Klima, Rev. Gordon, Louie Kaverman, Jerry Klima and WilliamPeebles. Fr. Jake received well-wishers for more than three hours.
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33 Syrian soldiers defect overnight to Turkey as tensions soar
By SUZAN FRASERand BASSEM MROUEThe Associated Press
ANKARA, Turkey —Dozens of Syrian soldiersdefected overnight to Turkey,crossing the border with theirfamilies as tensions betweenthe two countries soaredthree days after Syrian forcesshot down a Turkish militaryplane.The state-run Anadolunews agency said 33 soldiersdefected, including a gen-eral and two colonels. But aTurkish government official,who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with gov-ernment rules, said the groupincluded three colonels andthere was no general.The two accounts couldnot immediately be recon-ciled.Thousands of soldiershave abandoned the Syrianregime, but most are low-level conscripts. The rebelFree Syrian Army — whichis based in Turkey — is madeup largely of defectors.Anadolu said a total of 224people crossed into Turkeyovernight, the latest blowto Syrian President BasharAssad’s regime. Activists saymore than 14,000 people havebeen killed since the uprisingbegan in March 2011, and thedeath toll mounts every day.There are widespread fearsthat the conflict could sparkregional unrest — and thosefears mounted Friday whenSyrian forces shot a Turkishmilitary plane out of the sky.Syria insists that theTurkish plane violated its airspace. But Turkey disagrees,saying that though the planehad unintentionally strayedinto Syria’s air space, it wasinside international airspacewhen it was brought down.In recent days, both sidesappeared to be trying to calmtensions over the incident.Syria’s Foreign Ministryspokesman said today hiscountry has “no hostility”toward Turkey.“We behaved in a defen-sive and sovereign way,”Jihad Makdissi said in theSyrian capital. He said thesearch was still underway for
See SYRIA, page 2ARelayers take to the track for the final lap on Saturday.BY NANCY SPENCERnspencer@delphosherald.com
DELPHOS — The 2012Relay for Life of Delphosclosed at noon Saturday with just more than $2,000 leftto raise to reach the goal of $75,000.Chair Cindy Metzger waspleased with the Relay over-all.“I have been on our Relayteam for years but this was myfirst year as chair,” Metzgersaid. “The Relay exceeded allmy expectations. The eventwas great. We have a lot of people out here for the open-ing ceremonies, we have 70or so survivors walk withtheir caregivers, the weatherwas great. It all went reallywell.”Mezger noted that Delphosis on track to raise more thana million dollars with nextyear’s Relay.“Next year is going to bereally exciting,” she said.“Delphos will reach the mil-lion dollar mark. We haveone of the more successfulRelays in the nation and wewill reach a milestone nextyear.”Twenty-two teams took tothe track this year with vari-ous fundraisers and activitiesto boost team totals. Metzgerwould like to see more par-ticipation. She and her com-mittee will work toward try-ing different awareness cam-paigns and techniques to stirup more interest.“We had more than 60teams the first and sec-ond years and now we aredown,” Metzger said. “Iknow everyone can’t par-ticipate all the time butwe need to rejuvenate. Idon’t think there is any-one who comes out herethat is not moved. Youcome out here once, youwill be back.”Metzger said there arethree possible new commit-tee members and the groupis always looking for freshfaces and new ideas.“We still need to getthe word out about Relay,”Metzger said. “Everyoneknows about cancer but Idon’t think everyone knowsabout Relay.”
 
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Nancy Spencer, editorRay Geary, general manager,Delphos Herald Inc.Don Hemple, advertising managerTiffany Brantley
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At 10:22 p.m. on Saturday,Delphos Police received a callof a single vehicle accident onSpencerville Road near HuntStreet.As a result of the acci-dent, Brooke Harpest, 18, of Delphos was transported toSt. Rita’s Hospital by DelphosEMS for injuries received inthe accident.Reports indicate Harpestadmitted to consuming alcoholprior to driving. As a result,Harpest was cited for operat-ing a motor vehicle impaired.Delphos Police continue toinvestigate the incident.Harpest will appear in LimaMunicipal Court on the charge.Corn: $6.26Wheat: $6.73Beans: $14.30CLEVELAND (AP) —These Ohio lotteries weredrawn Sunday:
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Leo J. Ernst, 55, of Coldwater, died follow-ing an extended battle withcancer on Sunday at MercerCounty Community Hospital,Coldwater.He was born Feb. 7, 1957,in Lima, to Arthur and RuthChristine (Fischer) Ernst, whopreceded him in death.Mass of Christian Burialwill be held at 10:30 a.m.on Wednesday at HolyTrinity Catholic Church,Coldwater, Burial will followin St. Elizabeth Cemetery,Coldwater.Friends may call from4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at theHogenkamp Funeral Home inColdwater and after 10 a.m.Wednesday at the church.Memorials may be directedto State of the Heart Hospice210 W. Main St., ColdwaterOH.Condolences may be left athogenkampfh.com
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The Rev. Bill L. Hardy,74, of Van Wert and for-merly of Hudson, Mich., diedSaturday at Van Wert CountyHospital.He was born Aug. 2, 1937,to James Ray and Ella Mae(Slagle) Hardy and was theoldest of eight children.Survivors include his lov-ing wife of 55 years, Patricia;sons William (Brenda),Wayne (Jessica) and Michael(Sherri); daughters Tammy(Joseph) Miskowski andSarah (Douglas) Cripe; sib-lings H. Ray Gregory, DanielP. Hardy and Wanda KayHouston; 18 grandchildrenand 11 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in deathby his parents; brothersJames, Dave and John Hardy;sister Patricia Ann Bowles;daughter Margaret TeresaDePew; and grandson RobertLee DePew.Rev. Hardy retired fromDana Corp., Toledo, wherehe was active within theUAW. His focus, heart andthe thrust of his life was tell-ing people about the GoodNews of Jesus Christ. He wasan ordained minister with theChurch of God of Cleveland,Tenn. He was a pastor andplanted two churches, servedas interim pastor at severalothers, was active in evange-lism and evangelism trainingand various church scout-ing activities. Whenever hewas out, he rarely missed anopportunity to talk to peopleabout Jesus, even up to theday before he died. He lovedall of his children and grand-children. He was very proudof all of them and braggedabout them whenever hecould.Funeral services begin at 2p.m. Tuesday, at the funeralhome, Pastor Dan Eaton offi-ciating. Burial will follow atRidge Cemetery in MiddlePoint.Friends may call from10 a.m. To 2 p.m. Tuesdayat Cowan and Son FuneralHome in Van Wert.Expressions of sympathymay be forwarded at: cowan-funeralhome.com.
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A boy was born June 22to Ben and Lynsey Bowers of Delphos.A boy was born June 22to Heather Vasquez and ToddJettinghoff of Delphos.
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two missing Turkish airmenwho were on the plane.Ankara has called a meet-ing of NATO’s governingbody on Tuesday to discussthe incident. Allies can requestsuch consultations if they feeltheir territorial integrity orsecurity are threatened.Turkey’s Energy Minister,Taner Yildiz, meanwhile,suggested Turkey will cutelectricity supplies to Syria.Turkish companies provideSyria with around 10 per-cent of Syria’s annual powerconsumption. Yildiz said adecision on the issue could beannounced Tuesday.Turkish Prime MinisterRecep Tayyip Erdogan isexpected to address legislatorsin parliament Tuesday andreveal what measures Turkeywill take against Damascusfor downing down the plane.Also today, the Red Crosssaid hundreds of civilians aretrapped in the Syrian city of Homs and aid workers can-not reach them because of the fighting. Homs has beenone of the hardest-hit areas inSyria as regime forces try tocrush the opposition.The defectors who crossedinto Turkey overnight werebrought to a refugee camp inHatay, a province borderingSyria. Turkey is host to some33,000 Syrians who are seek-ing refuge from the violence.
Bill Lyle Hardy
The high temperatureSunday in Delphos was 91 andthe low was 63. A year agotoday, the high was 78 and thelow was 60. The record highfor today is 104, set in 1988,and the record low of 46 wasset in 1990.
Delphos weather
Mom upset over judge’s hair-cutpunishment
PRICE, Utah (AP) — AUtah mother says she feltintimidated in court when a judge told her that he wouldreduce her 13-year-old daugh-ter’s sentence if she choppedoff the girl’s ponytail in court— an offer the mother says shenow wishes she hadn’t taken.Valerie Bruno, of Price,said she has filed a formalcomplaint against 7th DistrictJuvenile Judge Scott Johansenwith the Utah Judicial ConductCommission. The teenagerand an 11-year-old friend werereferred to juvenile court forcutting off the hair of a 3-year-old girl with scissors in Marchand for harassing another girlin Colorado by telephone.When the 13-year-old facedJohansen for a hearing in May,he ordered she serve 30 daysin detention and to perform276 hours of community ser-vice, but he also offered totake 150 hours of communityservice off the sentence if hermother cut her ponytail in hiscourtroom.Bruno is now expressingregret for not consulting anattorney before taking herdaughter into the courtroom.“I guess I should have wentinto the courtroom knowingmy rights, because I felt veryintimidated,” she told theDeseret News. “An eye for aneye, that’s not how you teachkids right from wrong.”Mindy Moss, mother of the3-year-old whose hair was cutoff, said she approved of thesentence and even spoke upduring the hearing when shefelt Bruno had not cut off enough of her daughter’s hair.Johansen then directed Brunoto cut the ponytail all the way“to the rubber band.”Moss told The Salt LakeTribune that she originallycalled police about the haircutbecause she worried the girls’behavior could become moreserious.“I didn’t want them to thinkthey got away with it ... It wasmalicious,” Moss said.Attempts by The AssociatedPress to reach Johansen wereunsuccessful Sunday.Colin Winchester, execu-tive director of the UtahJudicial Conduct Commission,said the state Constitution barshim from commenting onwhether a complaint has beenfiled against a judge. A com-plaint only becomes publicif disciplinary action is takenagainst a judge, he said.
 
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Allen County and Limaelected and appointed officialswill hold their 101st dialogueon Wednesday, June 27th.The monthly dialogues beganmore than nine years ago, April2003. The event is from noonto 1 p.m. Wednesday at theAllen Economic DevelopmentGroup, 144 South Main Street,Suite 200.As always, county, town-ship, village, and city officialsare invited to chat and sharea light meal. A $5 donationis asked to cover the cost of lunch. Dialogues are an agen-da-free, informal opportunityto get to know each other,exchange ideas and build rela-tionships, according to DavidAdams, a member of thegroup’s steering committee.More than 180 officials haveparticipated since April 2003.Total attendance is 1,476.Members of the PlanningCommittee are David Adams(formerly, Lima City Council),Syl Essick, Roy Hollenbacher(Bath Township Trustee), MillieHughes (Lima Area League of Women Voters), Mitch Kingsley(Bluffton Village Council),Frank Lamar (formerly, PerryTownship Trustee), Jed Metzger(Lima/Allen County Chamberof Commerce), Greg Sneary(County Commissioners), andMarcel Wagner (Allen EconomicDevelopment Group).For more information, callAllen Economic DevelopmentGroup at 419-222-7706.
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DAYTON (AP) — Ohiocities focusing on new large-scale downtown developmentare looking to their rivers as abase for much of that devel-opment, and planners say akey decision facing cities ishow best to tie their rivers tosuch projects.Developers and plannerssay the question that citiesincluding Dayton, Toledo,Cincinnati, Columbus andCleveland have to answer isnot whether to use their riv-erfronts but how to best linkthem to city centers to attractnew residents and businessesand strengthen the econom-ic base, the Dayton DailyNews reported (http://bit.ly/L5dr92).Michael Ervin, who hasbeen leading efforts to devel-op Dayton’s riverfront aschairman of the DowntownDayton Partnership, said riv-ers have always been criticalto the state’s economy. Butnow planners are “trying toconnect the river to the restof the city by creating a greatsense of place, where peoplewill want to live, work, playand learn,” he said.Ervin said a vibrant down-town is essential for a strongregional economy “becausethat’s where workers of thefuture want to live.”Cities throughout Ohioand elsewhere are workingon transforming downtownareas along rivers once pri-marily used for barge trafficand waste disposal.“In the Midwest, especial-ly, riverfronts used to be theback doors of cities becausethey were industrial,” saidDavid Ginsburg, chief execu-tive of Downtown CincinnatiInc., which was instrumen-tal in The Banks project inCincinnati. “What you’reseeing now is cities reclaim-ing their riverfronts.”The mixed-use develop-ment along the Ohio Riveralready is a central attrac-tion in Cincinnati. The nearlycompleted Phase 1A includesa 300-unit luxury apartmentcomplex and 96,000 squarefeet of retail and restaurantspace, which is expected togenerate $91 million a yearin economic impact, accord-ing to the University of Cincinnati Economic Center.When fully completed, theinitial phase is expected todraw $276 million a year ineconomic impact.The 11-acre, $40 mil-lion Scioto Mile city parkalong the Scioto riverfrontin Columbus, and the nearbyColumbus Commons parkopened last summer and rep-resent a $65 million invest-ment.A $31 million baseballstadium that opened in 2002in downtown Toledo near thewest bank of the MaumeeRiver is considered as the cat-alyst for revitalization there.Developers have announcedplans to turn an old plantalong the Maumee into a $16million complex with a newYMCA, health clinics andapartments.A new casino in downtownCleveland, which already isbringing cash and visitorsto that city, eventually willexpand to include a buildingalong the Cuyahoga River.Dayton hopes to attractresidents to its urban corewith a plan to create betterrecreational spaces along theGreat Miami River.Tricia Casey, who lives indowntown Dayton is the kindof resident planners hope willlure retailers, restaurateurs andnightclub operators to return.“I like the convenienceof being downtown,” saidCasey, who believes the rivercould be a major draw there.The Downtown DaytonPartnership has raised nearly$4 million for the RiverScapeRiver Run, which would teardown the low dam acrossthe river and replace it withboulder-like structures to cre-ate separate passageways forcanoes and kayaks. It’s expect-ed to be completed in 2014Ervin said there are manysimilar-size cities around thecountry that have seen a sig-nificant return on waterfrontinvestments.
Cities focus on riversas key to development
CLEVELAND (AP) —Participants of a new healthfellowship program that startedthis month said they’re hopefulthey can help local commu-nities better understand urbanissues in northeast Ohio.The 18-month program linkscommunity groups and agenciesto academic research scientistsaffiliated with Case WesternReserve University in Cleveland.The program aims to help fivefellows produce practical datathat agencies can use to betterserve their communities.“This is a potentially pow-erful program because theresearch could directly affectthe local population,” saidDr. Jacqueline Matloub of thePrevention Research Centerfor Healthy Neighborhoodsat CWRU. She is among thegroup of people who createdthe fellowship.The fellowship is part-timeand allows participants tokeep working in their respec-tive agencies. It will includeclasses for a year that rangefrom research techniques tostatistics. Research projectswill then be finished over asix-month period.Elaine A. Borawski, also of the prevention center, told thePlain Dealer that the ultimategoal is to produce “significant,accurate and practical researchthat agencies can use to betterserve their communities.”Borawski noted the pro-gram will help link academicresearchers to local agenciesthat don’t often know what todo with data they collect abouttheir communities. She saidresults could help track healthpatterns in disadvantaged pop-ulations, and possibly help wingrants to alleviate it.The program — Partnersin Education, Evaluation andResearch or PEER — is beingfunded through a $200,000grant from the National Instituteof Health. It covers stipends,laptops and classroom trainingequipment. The program willtrain 15 fellows over the nextfive years.
Fellowship focuses onurban health issues in Ohio
COLUMBUS (AP) —Average gas prices in Ohiohave dropped more than 20cents over the past week, thoughdrivers still are paying morethan at this time last year.A gallon of regular gasaveraged $3.43 in today’s sur-vey from auto club AAA, theOil Price Information Serviceand Wright Express. The aver-age a week ago was 22 centshigher at $3.65.A year ago, the cost wasabout $3.38.Oil prices remain neareight-month lows. The cost of crude has plummeted over thepast two months amid increas-ing signs of a slowdown inthe global economy, led byEurope, that could reducedemand for crude.
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AKRON (AP) — A giantPacific octopus that’s a starattraction at the Akron Zoowillchoose its own name with aswipe of at least one of its eightlong arms.The Akron Beacon Journalreports more than 2,200 sugges-tions were submitted in a publicnaming contest. The list wasnarrowed to three names thatwill be lowered into the watertoday so the 4-foot-long octopuscan choose by touching one.The most-submitted sugges-tion was Octavia. The secondoption, Scarlet, refers to thecreature’s reddish skin. Or per-haps the choice will be Cora,a shortened version of coral, apopular octopus habitat and thetheme of the exhibit.
Akron Zoo’snew octopusto choose name
COLUMBUS (AP) —Ohio Gov. John Kasich ispreparing to sign a sweepingeducation bill that seeks tostrengthen ties between thestate’s employers and publicschools and makes dozens of other policy changes.Kasich is to sign the billtoday in Cincinnati. The eventtakes place at Fifth ThirdBank’s operations center inMadisonville.Under the measure, Ohiothird-graders lagging in read-ing skills face the possibilityof being held back for upto two school years as theyget academic help. It setsadjusted training and retest-ing requirements for teach-ers who are deemed to beineffective for two of theprevious three years. Thelegislation also requires allspecial needs students to geteye exams.At the signing, theRepublican governor willemphasize changes detailingworkforce education withavailable jobs.
Kasich set to link schools and employers
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