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Monday, December 3, 2012

Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869

Delphos, Ohio BY STEPHANIE GROVES sgroves@delphosherald.com LIMA — Friends and family continued the search Sunday for the Viva Maria pizza shop owner who’s been missing since Friday. Dominic Fricano, 55, hasn’t been seen or heard from since Friday morning after he left the Lima Fricano Mall pizza shop to run a brief errand before the lunchtime rush. On Sunday evening, Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish reported they have had no calls and are hoping for some information. Notifications have been sent to out-of-state police departments regarding his disappearance and his cargo van is on alert if pulled over. Tammi Brown, whose daughter works at Viva Maria, helped organize a search party with about a dozen people on Sunday afternoon. Fricano’s cell phone signal was last tracked in Delphos on Friday, so the search party decided to start looking in that area. They also posted numerous signs on windows of area businesses. They were hoping to cover as much ground as they could before nightfall, searching on main roads and areas. Fricano was wearing black jeans, a button-up shirt and See MISSING, page 2

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Herald offers free job seminar


Jim Perry, former Delphos resident, and The Delphos Herald are offering a free seminar for job-seekers and people who wish to pursue new endeavors from 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the Eagles Lodge in Delphos. “Getting Over the Wall” is a 3-hour intensive seminar designed to get candidates past hidden objections that are preventing them from getting an opportunity to meet with decision-makers. Three key areas focused on are: • Resumes - Assuring resumes match the job opportunity being pursued and passes the “6-second eyeball test”… and gets read. • Networking - Building the pool of people to help in the search. • Interviewing – How to interview like a pro in 30 minutes and get the job. Though there is no charge for the program, preregistration is essential in order to assure availability of handouts; space is limited. Coffee, refreshments and snacks will be provided to help kick-start a productive Saturday morning. To attend, RSVP to Nancy Spencer at nspencer@delphosherald.com or call 419-6950015, ext. 134. Leave a message, including the number and names of participants.

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Trinity to hold annual bazaar

Trinity United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas bazaar on Wednesday. The General Store full of homemade candies, cookies, jellies, crafts, etc., will open at 2 p.m. Meals consisting of ham or beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, noodles, green beans, cole slaw, applesauce, roll and dessert and coffee will be offered for dine-in or carry-out from 4-6:30 p.m. for $8 for adults and $4 for children age 12 and under. Carryouts are available by entering the church from the parking lot entrance and going upstairs.

Santa Claus arrives in Ottoville on Sunday, led through the streets by the Ottoville Big Green Marching Band. Above: Four-year-old Brooklyn Koester tells Santa what she wants for Christmas. At left: Elizabeth Luersman sports reindeer antlers while she plays “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” with the band. Children also enjoyed Christmas Bingo and a free coloring book. More than 15 raffle items were available for adults to take chances on to win. (Delphos Herald/ Nancy Spencer)

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5 states to increase class time in some schools
By JOSH LEDERMAN The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer. Five states were to announce today they will add at least 300 hours of learning time to the calendar in some schools starting in 2013. Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee will take part in the initiative, which is intended to boost student achievement and make U.S. schools more competitive on a global level. The three-year pilot program will affect almost 20,000 students in 40 schools, with long-term hopes of expanding the program to include additional schools — especially those that serve low-income communities. Schools, working in concert with districts, parents and teachers, will decide whether to make the school day longer, add more days to the school year or both. A mix of federal, state and district funds will cover the costs of expanded learning time, with the Ford Foundation and the National Center on Time & Learning also chipping in resources. In Massachusetts, the program builds on the state’s existing expanded-learning program. In Connecticut, Gov. Dannel Malloy is hailing it as a natural outgrowth of an education reform law the state passed in May that included about $100 million in new funding, much of it to help the neediest schools. Spending more time in the classroom, education officials said, will give students access to a more well-rounded curriculum that includes arts and music, individualized help for students who fall behind and opportunities to reinforce critical math and science skills. “Whether educators have more time to enrich instruction or students have more time to learn how to play an instrument and write computer code, adding meaningful in-school hours is a critical investment that better prepares children to be successful in the 21st century,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a statement. The project comes as educators across the U.S. struggle to identify the best ways to strengthen a public education system that many fear has fallen behind other nations. Student testing, teacher evaluations, charter schools and voucher programs join longer school days on the list of reforms that have been put forward with varying degrees of success. The report from the center, which advocates for extending instruction time, cites research suggesting students who spend more hours learning perform better. One such study, from Harvard economist Roland Fryer, argues that of all the factors affecting educational outcomes, two are the best predictors of success: intensive tutoring and adding at least 300 hours to the standard school calendar. More classroom time has long been a priority for Duncan, who warned a congressional committee in May 2009 — just months after becoming education secretary — that American students were at a disadvantage compared to their peers in India and China. That same year, he suggested schools should be open six or seven days per week and should run 11 or 12 months out of the year. But not everyone agrees that shorter school days are to blame. A report last year from the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education disputed the notion that American schools have fallen behind in classroom time, pointing out that

Herald seeking readers’ Christmas Top 10 song lists
The Delphos Herald wants to know its readers favorite Christmas songs. Send a Top 10 List to nspencer@delphosherald.com or mail to The Delphos Herald, Top 10 Christmas Songs, 405 N. Main St., Delphos OH 45833 by Dec. 19. The Herald will compile all the lists to come up with a Reader’s Top 10 Christmas Song List that will be published on Christmas Eve in The Delphos Herald.

students in high-performing countries like South Korea, Finland and Japan actually spend less time in school than most U.S. students. The broader push to extend classroom time could also run up against concerns from teachers unions. Longer school days became a major sticking point in a seven-day teachers strike in September in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel eventually won an extension of the school day but paid the price in other concessions granted to teachers. Just over 1,000 U.S. schools already operate on expanded schedules, an increase of 53 percent over 2009, according to a report being released today in connection with the announcement by the National Center on Time & Learning. The nonprofit group said more schools should follow suit but stressed that expanded learning time isn’t the right strategy for every school. Some of the funds required to add 300 or more hours to the school calendar will come from shifting resources from existing federal programs, making use of the flexibility granted by waivers to No Child Left Behind. All five states taking part in the initiative have received waivers from the Education Department.


Showers Tuesday morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. Lows in the lower 30s. See page 2. Obituaries State/Local Politics Community Sports Announcements Classifieds TV World News 2 3 4 5 6-7 8 9 10 11


The Do-Right Motorcycle Club held its annual Christmas party on Saturday at Moe’s Dugout. Above: The children of Jamee and Jason Sevitz participated in the Four-year-old Aydin Spencer tells Santa what he club’s Christmas coloring contest. They include, clockwise from top left, Mattie Sevitz, wants for Christmas. Proceeds from the party were Johnna Higbie, Tanner Higbie, T.J. Sevitz and Kaytlyn Sevitz. (Delphos Herald/Stacy donated to the Delphos Community Christmas Project Taff) and other charitable groups.

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POLICE Alaska murder suspect Both drives REPORTman Delphos linked to 7 other killings injured in crash faces assault
By RACHEL D’ORO The Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Investigators say a man found dead of an apparent suicide in an Alaska jail was not only suspected of killing an Anchorage barista but may be linked to seven other possible slayings around the country. Israel Keyes, who had also confessed to killing a Vermont couple, was found dead in his cell Sunday, authorities said at a news conference that included U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler, the FBI, and Anchorage police. Keyes was facing a March trial in Anchorage federal court for the murder of 18-year-old Samantha Koenig, who was abducted from a coffee kiosk in the city last February. He was later arrested in Texas after using the victim’s debit card. Anchorage police chief Mark Mew said Keyes confessed to killing Koenig, as well as killing Bill and Lorraine Currier of Essex, Vt. The bodies of the Curriers have never been found. They were last seen leaving their jobs on June 8, 2011. Co-workers reported them missing the next day. Keyes, 34, also indicated he killed four others in Washington state and one person in New York state, but didn’t give the victims’ names, authorities said. Authorities wouldn’t say how Keyes killed himself, only that he was alone in his cell. An autopsy will be conducted. Keyes could have faced the death penalty in the Koenig case. The FBI contends Keyes killed Koenig less than a day after she was kidnapped. Her body was recovered April 2 from an ice-covered lake north of Anchorage. Koenig’s disappearance gripped the city for weeks. A surveillance camera showed an apparently armed man in a hooded sweat shirt leading Koenig away from the coffee stand. Koenig’s friends and relatives established a reward fund and plastered the city with fliers with her photo in hopes of finding the young woman alive. Prosecutors said Keyes stole the debit card from a vehicle she shared that was parked near her home, obtained the personal identification number and scratched the number into the card. After killing Koenig, Keyes used her phone to send text messages to conceal the abduction, according to prosecutors. He flew to Texas and returned Feb. 17 to Anchorage, where he sent another text message demanding ransom and directing it to the account connected to the stolen debit card, according to prosecutors. Keyes made withdrawals from automated teller machines in Alaska, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas before his arrest in Texas, according to prosecutors. He was charged with kidnapping resulting in Koenig’s death. Koenig’s family said there was no apparent previous connection between the teen and the suspect. Reached by phone Sunday, Koenig’s father, James Koenig declined to comment on Keyes’ death. In Vermont, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement Sunday that they have been working with investigators in Alaska since April on the Currier case. Investigators have determined that the couple’s home was entered forcibly, and that there was evidence of a possible struggle. Their car was stolen and was recovered several days after their disappearance at an apartment complex about threequarters of a mile away from their home. Marilyn Chates, Bill Currier’s mother, told The Associated Press that police contacted her some time ago to tell her about Keyes’ confession and to tell her that they believed the couple’s killing was random. Certificates of presumed death were issued over the summer and a memorial service was held in late summer, she said. Vermont authorities called Chates Sunday to tell her of Keyes’ suicide. “After some thinking, our family has been saved the long road ahead — trials, possible plea agreements and possible appeals — and perhaps this was the best thing that could have happened,” she said from her home in Florida Sunday evening. Both drivers in a twovehicle crash were treated and released from St. Rita’s Medical Center on Friday. Shirley Schmersal, 67, of Delphos was traveling westbound on Elida Avenue approaching the 1000 block when a vehicle driven by Clara Walter, 68, of Delphos, exited a private drive into the path of the Schmersal vehicle, causing it to strike the Walter vehicle in the right front. The Schmersal vehicle then traveled northwest and left the roadway and struck a guide wire, then went down a small ditch, across the sidewalk and came to rest in the yard at Family Dollar. Both drivers were transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center following the crash. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Walter was cited for failure to yield when entering a roadway.

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At 3:43 p.m. on Saturday, Delphos Police were called to the 200 block of West Clime Street in reference to an abandoned 9-1-1 call at a residence in that area. Upon officers’ arrival, they found the resident of the residence a r g u ing with Teman another male subject inside. Upon speaking with the resident and a witness, it was found that Ernie Teman, 38, of Delphos had entered the residence and assaulted the victim. Teman was arrested on charges of assault and was transported to the Van Wert County Jail. He will appear in Van Wert Municipal Court on the charge.

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A Kalida woman was cited for improper backing following a two-vehicle accident in the 100 block of South Canal Street. Diane Kahle, 72, was attempting to back from a parking space and failed to see a northbound vehicle driven by Irma Schwinnen, 81, of Delphos. The Kahle vehicle stuck the Schwinnen vehicle in the right front. No one was injured. Both vehicles sustained non-functional damage.

A girl, Kendra Ann, was born Nov. 30 at St. Rita’s Medical Center to Chris and Sherri Hunt of Delphos. She weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by big brothers, Ethan and Collin. Grandparents are Sandy Hellman of Delphos and the late Ken Hellman and Dave and Vicki Hunt of Defiance.


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a white baseball cap with a Cincinnati Bengals logo on it. He stands 5 foot 11 and weighs approximately 250 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair with touches of gray, and is currently wearing a beard and mustache. He left the Lima Mall parking lot in a white 2004 Chevy Express, Ohio license plate FFW 1301. A mirror is missing, and there are Christmas lights decorating the cargo van’s back window. Anyone with information should call the Allen County Sheriff’s Office at 419-2273535. Ada Fire Department, where Fricano had previously operated a store, had also offered help in searching.

At the Lima Mall, Viva Maria remained open Sunday. Fricano’s wife Susan, 54, a restaurant manager, stood somber near the entrance, greeted by those who have heard the news of her husband’s disappearance. She said they are going to watch the recordings from mall security cameras today to see if anything unusual had happened. Her 18-year-old son and 21-year-old daughter are both college students who work at the restaurant. Professors postponed finals for both of them. Fricano said mall workers and friends have all been extremely supportive during this difficult time, too.

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High temperature Sunday in Delphos was 58 degrees, low was 53. Weekend rainfall was recorded at .15 inch. High a year ago today was 50, low was 35. Record high for today is 65, set in 1982. Record low is -2, set in 1942. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county The Associated Press TONIGHT: Showers likely and a slight chance of a thunderstorm. Lows in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. TUESDAY: Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent. TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Much colder. Lows in the lower 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. EXTENDED FORECAST WEDNESDAY: Sunny. Much colder. Highs in the upper 30s. North winds 5 to 10 mph. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. THURSDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s. THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s. FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s. SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 40s.


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Answers to Saturday’s questions: The Washington National Cathedral, on its northwest tower, has a gargoyle of Darth Vader, the evil Star Wars villain, peering down at passersby. The futuristic sculpture was based on a drawing that placed third in a contest held in the 1980s by the Cathedral and National Geographic World magazine (now National Geographic Kids). The pinky finger is fractured twice as often as any other. Today’s questions: Who was the first author to hit one million in Kindle e-book sales? What 19th-century painter is believed to be the most faked artist in history? Answers in Wednesday’s Herald.

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By ANDREW WELSHHUGGINS The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Pill mill owner Nancy Sadler had so little regard for the law that she boosted painkiller sales when she needed a new car, gambled away clinic profits at casinos and burned clinic records when a search warrant was imminent, the government alleges. Sadler’s husband, Lester, who co-owned the clinic, enforced a rule that the clinic see at least 40 cashonly patients a day, got his elderly father involved in a prescription forging scheme and joined his wife in burning records, according to the government. Both face long prison terms when they appear this week before federal judge Sandra Beckwith in Cincinnati. Investigators say Ohio Medical and Pain Management in Waverly sold illegal painkiller prescriptions in and around southern Ohio, the epicenter of a drug addiction crisis. Drug overdose deaths have surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio and several other states. More than a year after the Sadlers were indicted in 2010, prosecutors alleged in a new filing that the couple was running a second clinic in Columbus and using profits they hid from the government to take extensive gambling and shopping trips. One patient died of an


The Van Wert County Outdoorsmen Club will host a Pearl Harbor Commemorative Military Rifle Shoot to remember our heroes both past and present at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. It is open to both members and nonmembers. The cost is only $2 and participants can shoot at either 100 or 200 yards. Shooters can qualify for an M-1 Garand through the Civilian Marksmanship Program by participating in the match. The club has a few M-1 Garands to loan for those who don’t have a gun to shoot. Ammo for the match can also be purchased. The club is located at 9065 Ringwald Road, Middle Point. For more information, call 419-203-5419.

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Gas prices are down this week in Ohio. The average price for a gallon of regular gas was $3.37 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s 15 cents lower than a week ago and the first time in three weeks that prices are down to start the work week. Pump prices in Ohio are 11 cents lower than this time last month. Last year at this time, state drivers were paying even less — $3.23 a gallon. Nationally, the average cost was about $3.39 per gallon today. That’s 11 cents higher than the national average at this time last year.

CHP Hospice volunteer Sharon Gipe of Van Wert, right, visits with Agnes Bohnlein of Delphos, a patient at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. Bohnlein was a resident at the hospice center for four months before passing this month. (Photo submitted) Information submitted November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to draw attention and raise awareness of this kind of care. One of the messages hospice organizations hope to convey is that hospice is not only for the final moments of life. “Hospice is most effective when we have months and not days to support patients and families,” said Angie Krall, RN inpatient hospice supervisor. “There are many supportive services that we can provide to make this journey easier for the patient and family…if we have the time to implement them.” For four months, Bohnlein fondly called the hospice center her home. “Everyone here is so special, they love what they do,” she said. “It’s like family.” CHP volunteers, like Sharon Gipe of Van Wert stopped in often to visit with Bohnlein and when the weather permitted, they would go outside for walks around the building. “In hospice, I can still live my own life,” Bohnlein said. “They give you the opportunity to do what you can. Now, that’s my idea of living!” Bohnlein passed on Nov. 13. Besides being a patient, she became an advocate for hospice; telling friends about how she benefitted from the service. She is featured in CHP’s latest television commercial. “People don’t realize what a wonderful place [the inpatient hospice center] is,” Bohnlein said. “This is where I wanted to be at the end of my life and it has lived up to my expectations.” technology,” said Angela Meyer, an occupational therapist at the hospital. A Chicago organization that helps families with disabled children and works with manufacturers to adapt toys says one in five children has a disability or special need. “I think all children’s hospitals should be doing this,” said Macy Kaiser, director of the National Lekotek Center. The center hosts play sessions for families that include toys that focus on cognitive, sensory, communicative and other skills. Families can borrow toys, too.

VAN WERT — Many people think of hospice as the last resort in the waning moments of life. That certainly wasn’t true for Agnes Bohnlein of Delphos, a patient at CHP’s Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. At age 91 and facing terminal cancer, she never missed her weekly bingo game on Wednesday night at St. Johns; something she had enjoyed for years. Family, friends or volunteers took her to the game every week. She loved bingo and would not only play each week, but worked helping distribute cards to other players too. While at the hospice center, she participated in CHP’s basket bingo event--and even COLUMBUS (AP) — won a basket. Ohioans with Medicare coverage have until the end of this week to shop for a new prescription drug insurance COLUMBUS (AP) — Toys plan. with small switches and buttons can Ohio Department of be a challenge for a lot of children Insurance officials are remind- and impossible to operate for many ing Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities. that open enrollment ends on So far the past two years, the Friday. Any changes made to staff at Nationwide Children’s Medicare coverage will take Hospital has worked with families effect Jan. 1. to teach them how to modify toys The window is the only so that they can be used by all chance most beneficiaries children. have each year to find coverThey showed about 25 families age or switch plans the gov- on Saturday how to take apart a ernment’s program for seniors Talking Elmo, a dump truck that and the disabled. moves, and a drum. They also demThe department’s Ohio onstrated how to add a wire so Senior Health Insurance that buttons of varying sizes can Information Program is offer- be attached by a cord, allowing ing help to Medicare recipi- children to play without holding ents on any changes. The pro- the toy. gram takes calls on weekdays A big button added to a bubble from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at making toy will allow 9-year-old 1-800-686-1578. Emma Buchwald to use it by her-

overdose days after obtaining pills from the Columbus clinic, according to the government. Beckwith then tightened the couple’s bond requirements and banned them from visiting casinos. Clinic employees had strict orders to set up enough appointments to fill 30 to 40 prescriptions of powerful painkillers a day at $125 a visit, a 2010 indictment alleged. Workers who met the quota would receive a week’s pay for three or four days’ work, according to the government. Those who slipped up got less, the 2010 indictment says. Some customers traveled more than 200 miles round trip for treatment, the government said. The indictment also alleges clinic operators and employees used the federal prescription-writing certificate issued to the clinic’s physician, Dr. Brenda Banks, to order more than 200,000 painkillers, mainly hydrocodone. The Sadlers would then keep the pills for themselves or resale to local drug dealers, the indictment said. In April, Banks, who is no longer licensed to practice medicine in Ohio, pleaded guilty to one count of acquiring or possessing a controlled substance by deception. She is scheduled for sentencing Wednesday. Prosecutors are asking for a four-year sentence. Prosecutors have recommended a 12 1/2-year sentence for Lester Sadler, whose sentencing is today.

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“What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.” — Pearl Bailey, American entertainer (1918-1990)

‘Cliff’ talks: White House waiting on GOP move
By ANNE FLAHERTY The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Republicans have to stop using “political math” and say how much they are willing to raise tax rates on the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans and then specify the spending cuts they want, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said in an interview that aired Sunday. Just four weeks from the proverbial “fiscal cliff,” House Speaker John Boehner countered that Republicans have a plan for providing as much as $800 billion in new government revenue over the next decade and would consider the elimination of tax deductions on high-income earners. But when pressed on “Fox News Sunday” for precise details, the Ohio Republican declined to say. There are “a lot of options in terms of how to get there,” Boehner said. Both Boehner’s and Geithner’s latest remarks indicate it could be some time before serious negotiations begin between the White House and Republicans on how to avert economic calamity expected in less than a month when President George W. Bush-era tax cuts expire and automatic, across-theboard spending cuts kick in. Last week, the White House delivered to Capitol Hill its opening plan: $1.6 By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS The Associated Press trillion in higher taxes over a decade, hundreds of billions of dollars in new spending, a possible extension of the temporary Social Security payroll tax cut and enhancing the president’s power to raise the national debt limit. In exchange, the president would back $600 billion in spending cuts, including $350 billion from Medicare and other health programs. But he also wants $200 billion in new spending for jobless benefits, public works projects and aid for struggling homeowners. His proposal for raising the ceiling on government borrowing would make it virtually impossible for Congress to block him. Republicans said they responded in closed-door meetings with laughter and disbelief. “I was just flabbergasted,” Boehner said. “I looked at him (Geithner) and I said, ‘You can’t be serious.”’ Boehner described negotiations as going “nowhere, period,” and said “there’s clearly a chance” the nation will go over the cliff. Geithner, the administration’s point man for negotiations, was slightly more optimistic while saying the ball was in Boehner’s court. But the treasury secretary also said he didn’t expect a counteroffer right away, as Republicans work to sort out tensions within the party in the wake of bruising national

One Year Ago • In a typical school district, a student can become involved in numerous activities. At St. John’s, students have recently been given another option: Lego Robotics. The team is led by Head Coach Mel Rode and teachers Sharon Closson and Julie Neidert. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Jacob P. Smith Post 3740 Auxiliary of Ottoville will hold its Christmas party in the post clubrooms Dec. 8 with a covered-dish meal. Chairladies will be Margie Herman and co-chairlady Martha Ruen. Committee members are Cathy Burgei, Edwina Byrne, Viola Friemoth, Mildred Osenga, Christine Hildabrand and Betty Altenburger. • What used to be called the Mine Shaft has been re-opened as Checkers, on the Lincoln Highway three miles east of Delphos. Instead of a mining car, there is a man in a black derby hat on the outside of the building. Owner-manager Ron Morris said, “We redid the whole place during the month we were closed. We wanted to create a night club atmosphere and sharpen up the place to attract an older crowd.” • Approximately 160 guests attended the Catholic Daughters of Americas annual benefit card party held recently at the Knights of Columbus hall on Elida Avenue. A lunch was by the committee; Alice Heidenescher, Lillian Looser, Leona Berelsman, Marie Wulfhorst, Mary Ann German, Ladonna Klima, Bettie Bohnlein, Alice M. Bonifas, Elvera Ernst, Donna Maloney, Martha Noonan, Mary Young and Janet Kroeger. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • Maurice L. Winters of Delphos, was presented a “Man of the Year” award at the World Wide Men’s Day service of the First Assembly of God Church Sunday morning. The presentation was made by Tom Hiegel, men’s fellowship director and president of the men’s organization. Winters, an active member of the local church for many years, was unanimously selected by the men of the church. • Members of the Green Thumb Garden Club will hold a shut-in holiday arrangement workshop Friday at the home of Mrs. Ralph Best, Fort Jennings Road. The members will make arrangements to be given to patients in the Van Wert County Home and the local convalescent home. • What happened last summer will be paid off Dec. 6 at the Delphos Country Club when the losers in the Over Forty Group of golfers treat the Under Forty group, winners of the Aug. 12 gold match. Those unable to attend are asked to contact either Ed Wiecher, Don Kurtz, Ray McKowen or Bob Bonifas. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • The Grand Knights proved too much for the Secretaries Wednesday night when the K. of C. bowling league teams swung into their weekly pin-toppling sessions. The Grand Knights took the three games by comfortable margins to have a grand total of 1961 to 1771 for the Secretaries. Burger, of the winning team, rolled the high total and high game score. He bit the maple for a 174 score in the second game and had a total of 477 for the three games. • The city of Delphos has taken on a decided Christmas atmosphere. The Christmas trees have been placed on the boulevard light standards along Main Street and were aglow with varied-colored lights for the first time Wednesday. Something new in the way of Christmas decorations in the business district can be seen atop the Myers Cleaners building on North Main Street. A huge Merry Christmas greeting, bordered with evergreens and colored lights, has been erected there. • The annual meeting of the scouters of the Delphos district, Shawnee area council, Boy Scouts of America, was held in the local office of the Ohio Power Company Wednesday. There was a good attendance, nearly all members of the district committee being present. The district president, Otto J. Birkmeier, was in charge.


Obama pipeline decision may preview energy policy

Moderately confused

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a decision President Barack Obama put off during the 2012 campaign, but now that he’s won a second term, his next move on a proposed oil pipeline between the U.S. and Canada may signal how he will deal with climate and energy issues in the four years ahead. Obama is facing increasing pressure to determine the fate of the $7 billion Keystone XL project, with environmental activists and oil producers each holding out hope that the president, freed from the political constraints of re-election, will side with them on this and countless other related issues down the road. On its surface, it’s a choice between the promise of jobs and economic growth and environmental concerns. But it’s also become a proxy for a broader fight over American energy consumption and climate change, amplified by Superstorm Sandy and the conclusion of an election that was all about the economy. “The broader climate movement is absolutely looking at this administration’s Keystone XL decision as a really significant decision to signal that dirty fuels are not acceptable in the U.S.,” said Danielle Droitsch, a senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council. Once content with delays that have kept the pipeline from moving forward at full speed, opponents of Keystone XL have launched protests in recent weeks at the White House and in Texas urging Obama to kill the project outright. On Capitol Hill, support for the pipeline appears to be gaining. But Obama has shown little urgency about the pipeline, which would carry crude oil about 1,700 miles from western Canada to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. The pipeline requires State Department approval because it crosses an international boundary. The pipeline became an issue in the campaign, and Obama put it on hold while a plan was worked out to avoid routing it through Nebraska’s environmentally sensitive Sandhills region. TransCanada, the company applying to build it, revised the route, but that caused the lengthy environmental review process to start over. In the meantime, the company split the project into two parts, starting construction in August on a southern segment between Oklahoma and Texas even as it waits for approval for the northern segment that crosses the Canadian border. Although the lower leg didn’t require Obama’s signoff, he gave it his blessing in March anyway, irking environmental activists who see the pipeline as a slap to efforts to reduce oil consumption and fend off climate change. “At a time when we are desperately trying to bend the emissions curve downwards, it is wrong to open up a new source of energy that is more carbon intensive and makes the problem worse,” wrote former Vice President Al Gore, now a climate activist, in an email. Still, in an otherwise highly polarized political climate, access to affordable energy has become a rare issue with bipartisan appeal.

Risk is at heart of debate on troop withdrawal
WASHINGTON — The debate over how many U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan after 2014 comes down to risky business. There is a risk that leaving too few troops after 2014 would stop or stall the already slow development of the Afghan army and police, whose competence — and that of the Afghan government as a whole — is crucial to ending the war successfully. On the other hand, keeping too many foreign troops beyond 2014 might only prolong Afghanistan’s dependence upon them, while Western forces absorb even more casualties. Perhaps the greatest risk is that a wrong calculation by the U.S. on troop levels could enable the Taliban and affiliated insurgents to regain lost territory and influence. President Barack Obama has pledged to wind down the 11-year-old war, even as Congress presses for an accelerated withdrawal. The intent, approved by NATO in 2010, is to remove combat forces by the end of 2014 but to continue yet-to-be-defined security assistance. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has described the broad outlines of a postBy KEVIN FREKING The Associated Press 2014 plan that amounts to a scaled-down version of what U.S. and NATO forces are already doing: fighting terrorists, training and assisting the Afghan forces, and providing logistical support. Panetta won’t say how many forces would be needed for that set of missions, but analysts estimate as many as 10,000 to 15,000. Military commanders have laid out options for a post-2014 force ranging from about 6,000 to 15,000, and Panetta and other members of Obama’s national security team are debating that issue now, with a decision expected by the end of the year. But the final number for the end of 2014, and how quickly the military gets to that level, depends on how the White House assesses the political and military risks of having too few troops there to keep the terrorists at bay, or having too many to satisfy war-weary and budget-conscious Americans. Underlying that debate is perhaps the starkest risk — that by pulling out troops too quickly, Obama would become the president who lost the war and enabled another devastating attack on America. There are currently about 66,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and commanders would like to maintain as big a force as possible you are a veteran or not and you have been judged to be mentally infirm, you should not have a gun.” Currently, the VA appoints fiduciaries, often family members, to manage the pensions and disability benefits of veterans who are declared incompetent. When that happens, the department automatically enters the veteran’s name in the Criminal Background Check System. A core group of lawmakers led by Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has for several years wanted to prohibit the VA from submitting those names to the gun-check registry unless a judge or magistrate deems the veteran to be a danger. This year’s version of the bill has 21 co-sponsors. It passed the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee by voice vote, a tactic generally reserved for noncontroversial legislation. Coburn’s amendment to the defense bill contained comparable language. “All I am saying is, let them at least have their day in court if you are going to take away a fundamental right given under the Constitution,”

elections that left Democrats in charge of the White House and the Senate. Boehner acknowledged in his interview, aired Sunday, that he wasn’t happy with public remarks by Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, who said he was ready to go along with Obama’s plan to renew expiring income tax cuts for the majority of Americans and negotiate the rates on top earners later. He called the back-andforth “normal political theater,” saying all that’s blocking a timely deal is the GOP’s reluctance to accept higher tax rates on the wealthy. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that she will try to force a vote on the Senate-passed bill favored by Democrats to avert a fiscal cliff. But she was unlikely to line up enough Republicans to succeed. Obama’s political team ramped up its efforts, blasting out an email Sunday night urging supporters to pressure Congress to extend tax cuts that would add up to about $2,000 for a middle-class family of four. Republican leaders have said they accept higher tax revenue overall, but only through what they call tax reform — closing loopholes and limiting deductions — and only coupled with tough measures to curb the explosive growth of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

Veterans’ gun rights sticky issue in defense bill
WASHINGTON — Should veterans deemed too mentally incompetent to handle their own financial affairs be prevented from buying a gun? The issue, for a time last week, threatened to become the biggest sticking point in a $631 billion defense bill for reshaping a military that is disengaging from a decade of warfare. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., sought to amend the bill to stop the Veterans Affairs Department from putting the names of veterans deemed too mentally incompetent to handle their finances into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which prohibits them from buying or owning firearms. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., objected, saying the measure would make it easier for veterans with mental illness to own a gun, endangering themselves and others. “I love our veterans, I vote for them all the time. They defend us,” Schumer said. “If

through most of 2013. But others argue that as support for the war continues to erode in Congress and across America, significant cuts must be made at some point next year. A Pew Research Center poll in early October found that 60 percent of respondents favored removing U.S. troops from Afghanistan as soon as possible, with 35 percent saying they should stay until the country is stable. That’s a nearly complete reversal from a September 2008 Pew Research poll that showed 33 percent wanted troops out as soon as possible and 61 percent said they should stay until the country has stabilized. “You don’t want to keep everything in place and then fall off a cliff at the end of 2014,” former Pentagon policy chief Michele Flournoy said in an interview with The Associated Press. “You want to gradually step down your residual presence so you have confidence in it, and so you’ve had a chance to work through some of the issues and challenges that emerge as we go into the latter stages of transition.” Flournoy, who has been mentioned as a possible defense secretary after Panetta steps down, said the military will likely reduce the force in several steps next year, leaving time between cuts to reposition troops. Coburn said in the Senate debate last Thursday night. Congressional aides said Coburn will likely drop his effort to amend the defense bill with his proposal, but that he intends to try again on other bills coming to the Senate floor. The number of veterans directly affected by the VA’s policy doesn’t appear to be very large. Only 185 out of some 127,000 veterans added to the gun-check registry since 1998 have sought to have their names taken off, according to data that the VA shared with lawmakers during a hearing last June. Still, the legislation over the years has attracted strong support from the National Rifle Association and various advocacy groups for veterans. “We consider it an abject tragedy that so many of our veterans return home, after risking life and limb to defend our freedom, only to be stripped of their Second Amendment rights because they need help managing their compensation,” Chris Cox, NRA’s chief lobbyist, wrote last year in an editorial.


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Glory Way Quartet at Grover Hill church Sunday


Allen County Courthouse

TODAY 7 p.m. — Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. Delphos Parks and Recreation board meets at the recreation building at Stadium Park. Washington Township trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. — Spencerville village council meets at the mayor’s office. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Fifth St. 8 p.m. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars meet at the hall. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Delphos Coon and Sportsman’s Club meets. 7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St., Kalida. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Noon — Rotary Club meets at The Grind. 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Kiwanis Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre.

GloryWay Quartet Grover Hill Zion United Methodist Church will present the Glory Way Quartet from Mansfield at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The Glory Way Quartet will be just returning from Nashville with their Christmas concert. The Glory Way Quartet has The Putnam County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 13 at Glandorf Fellowship Hall (former elementary school) on North Main Street in Glandorf. New or very gently used

Retired teachers meet Dec. 13

been spreading God’s word through song for over 10 years, presenting 4 part harmony at its best! They have appeared with many of the top groups in the industry including the Dove Brothers, Dixie Melody Boys, the Spencers, Danny Funderburk, Chuck Wagon Gang and countless others. A love offering will be taken for the quartet. Grover Hill Zion United Methodist is located at 204 S. Harrison St. Grover Hill. Call 419-238-1493 or email mwaldron@embarqmail.com for more information.

American Red Cross sets area blood drives
American Red Cross blood drives are scheduled in Allen County. While walk-in donors are welcome, donors are encouraged to make appointments. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or go online at www. redcrossblood.org. Area blood drives include: — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the American Red Cross Allen County Chapter House, located at 610 S. Collett St. in Lima. — 2-7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Knights of Columbus in the Hall, located at 1011 Elida Ave. in Delphos. — 1-7 p.m. Dec. 18 at American Red Cross Chapter House, located at 610 S. Collett St. in Lima. — 1-5 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, 333 N. Main St., Lima. —10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at Lima Memorial Health System Auxiliary Conference room, located at 1001 Bellefontaine Ave., Lima. — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 28 at St. Rita’s Medical Center Auxiliary Conference Center, located at 718 W. Market. St., Lima. — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan.

books for Toys for Tots will be collected at the meeting. Reservations and payment need to be sent today to Treasurer Charlotte Ellis at 127 East Laura Lane, Ottawa, OH 45875.

Franklin Elementary School staff recently presented the Meals ‘til Monday Program Director Jenny Earl with a check for $150. Meals ‘til Monday is an organization helping families meet the nutritional needs of elementary students in the area. Participating in the donation are, from left, Logan Cash, Sage Hanjora, Earl, Dawson Stocklin and Haylee Sevitz. (Photo submitted)

Franklin staff donates to Meals ‘til Monday

2 at the American Red Cross Chapter House, located at 610 S. Collett St. in Lima. — Noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 3 at the American Legion, located at 200 S. Broadway, Spencerville.

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Lady Jays survive for 1st win
By JIM METCALFE jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com ST. MARYS — St. John’s and St. Marys Memorial were both looking for their first win of 2012-13 when the two girls basketball teams met up Saturday night at The Horseshoe of St. Marys High School. As expected, neither team could really gain much of an advantage and it came down to the very end. Senior Katie Vorst hit a 3-point play at 35.6 seconds and classmate Jessica Recker hit a free throw with 12.2 ticks on the board to give the Lady Blue Jays a 38-36 triumph. The Lady Roughriders led 28-25 entering the fateful fourth and a free throw by Erika Angstmann made it 29-25. A trade of baskets (Vorst and Kelly Heirkamp) left it a 4-point spread. Vorst — who dominated the fourth period with nine markers out of a game-high 21, throwing in 15 boards for a double-double and adding four steals — scored again to get her team within 31-29. Two throws by Kelsey Rohrbach made it 33-29 at 3:19. Sophomore Rebekah Fischer hit a huge 3-ball from the right side at 2:45 for the visitors but Molly Albert answered with her own to again make it a 4-point margin. Vorst took a lob pass from freshman Sydney Fischbach for a layin at 1:14 and then after a Memorial miscue (19 for the game, 16 for the Jays), the duo repeated the sequence at 35.6. With Vorst adding the toss for the Jays’ first lead since late in the third. After Albert missed the front end of the bonus at the 24-second mark, Memorial fouled. Twice, Recker missed the front end of the bonus but the Jays got the board; on the third time, Recker hit the first but not the second and Memorial got the rebound. They missed two shots in the last six ticks and Vorst got the board on the second try to seal the deal. Both coaches agreed that making plays at the end was the key. “That didn’t happen our first two games. That was what we look to our seniors for — their leadership in those situations — and we got it tonight,” Jays mentor Dan J. Grothouse noted. “Katie was tremendous on both ends of the court and on the glass. We need her to be that way. It wasn’t just her, either; when we needed a big stop, a key rebound or a basket, we seemed to get it.” For Memorial coach Kelly Fulmer, it was a familiar scenario. “That’s what we have to figure out; how to make big plays at the end in close games. We were in position to win but just didn’t come through,” she added. “We haven’t been in a lot of close games the last couple of years and you have to go through it to figure it out. We lost by a wide margin against Fort Recovery but tonight and Kalida (Thursday), we were there. We just have to keep learning and improving.” St. Marys came out in a full-court press and then dropped into a 2-3 zone and it worked pretty well in the opening canto. They held the Jays to 4-of-12 shooting (14of-39 for the game, 2-of-8 treys, for 35.9%). Memorial was slightly better — 5-of-11 (15-of-35 overall, 2-of-4 3s, for 42.9%). They led 11-4 before Vorst hit a baseline drive at 1:20 and a power drive at 50 ticks to get her team within 11-8. The Jays’ struggled mightily in the second period, going scoreless in the first 4:40 in turning it over five times, missing one shot and two freebies. However, thanks to their man-to-man defense doing a better job of the hosts’ pick-and-roll attack, St. Marys could only build a 17-8 lead. St. John’s closed on an 8-0 run, capped by a trifecta from the right wing by Recker (7 points, 4 steals) with 20 ticks showing, for a 17-16 deficit. Vorst tallied just 29 seconds into the third period for the Jays’ first lead. That just started a quarter that saw four lead changes and a tie, with the largest lead being five. A drive to the hoop by Reagan Aller (15 markers, 4 boards) — limited by some foul trouble — at 3:15, were the last points by either team and gave Memorial a 28-25 edge entering the finale. St. John’s finished 8-of-14 at the line (57.1%), grabbing 33 caroms (12 offensive) and adding 12 fouls. They host Van Wert 6 p.m. Tuesday (junior varsity tip). “We had to slow ourselves down against their pressure. We were going a little too quick,” Grothouse added. “When we did that, we moved the ball around and took good shots. We just need to knock



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more of them down consistently. Defensively, we did a nice job. This was a big win on the road and a total team effort.” Memorial canned 4-of9 singles (44.4%), grabbed 21 boards (3 offensive) as Angstmann had six and Rohrbach five and totaled 16 errors. They visit Shawnee Thursday. In the JV matchup, St. John’s shot a cold 7-of-22 from the stripe in faltering 17-15. Sophomore Halie Benavidez led the Lady Jays (1-2) with six points; Lindi Cisco had seven for the Lady Roughriders (1-2).

Cougars 7th, Wildcats 8th at Oak Harbor


Final Results: Fremont Ross 225.5, Indian Lake 210, Genoa 204, Oak Harbor A 175.5, New Lexington 170.5, Alliance 118, Van Wert 99, Jefferson 80, Oak Harbor B 65.5. 106: Damian Demilio (G) 4-0, Chris Settles (N) 3-1, Calob Nadeau (I) 2-2, Devyn Riley (OH A), Trent Johannsen (OH B). 113: Trayvion Scott (F) 3-1, Tyrone Nadeau (I) 3-1, T.J. Newsome (N) 2-2, Elijah Hill (A) 1-3, Dakota Diekman (G) 1-3. 120: Bailey Mezinge (F) 4-0, Andrew Spicer (N) 3-1, Mychael Jefferson (A) 2-2, Sean Warniment (I) 1-3, Lyle McDonald (OH A) 0-4. 126: Seth Morrison (G) maj. dec. (13-2) K.J. Vanalsden (N); Jeremy Balboa (OH A) dec. (6-0) Kurt Crockett (I); Mike Osbourne (OH B) dec. (5-2) Vinnie Schnied (A). 132: Spencer Nagy (A) 5-0, Rhett Petersen (OH A) 4-1, Brandon Bates (G) 3-2, Ivan Franks (F) 2-3, Dylan Hicks (J) 1-4, Kevin Ratliff (N) 0-5. 138: Jordan Weissinger (F) dec. (15-10) over Reyse Walbrown (I); Max Reeder (G) dec. (3-2) over Alec Bowlick (OH A); Andy Burnette (OH B) pinfall (3:25) over Karl Alverado (A). 145: Trey Grine (F) pinfall (3:02) over Heath Lange (I); Hunter Gresh (OH A) dec. (2-0) over Drew Keenan (G); Ben Petersen (OH B) dec. (7-3) over Mac Swackhammer (N). 152: Jared Chambers (OH A) dec. (4-0) over Brock Evans (OH B); Ryan Szymanski (G) forfeit over Isaiah Davis (I); Peyton Geary (F) pinfall (2:49) over Nick Niner (A). 160: L.J. Henderson (I) dec. (11-9) over Jerald Spohn (N); Jake Fejes (G) dec. (3-1) over Daniel Thompson (V); Josh Chambers (OH A) dec. (10-9) over Stefan Johnson (F). 170: Luke Cramer (OH A) pinfall (3:50) over Mike Snider (G); Nick Tolliver (N) dec. (8-3) over Colten Royer (V); Phillip Golden (I) pinfall (4:42) over Brandon Stutler (A). 182: Trevor Brown (F) dec. (3-0) over Joe Pacino (N); Tyler Foust (J) pinfall (1:54) over Jordan Daniels (V); Simon Kirkpatrick (I) by dec. (4-3) over Louis Alverado (A). 195: Shane Asman (I) pinfall (1:43) over Gabe Hill (V); Donnie Greenamyer (A) pinfall (1:40) over Nick Vizi (G); Tanner Walker (N) dec. (9-3) over Alec Lindeman (J). 220: Colin McConnahea (J) dec. (10-8) over Edwardo Chavez (F); Jay Nino (G) pinfall (1:43) over Brandon Garber (OH A); Zach Thomas (V) dec. (7-3) over Steven Major (I). 285: Terrain Contreras (V) dec. (5-2 OTT) Jalil Dolton (F); Geoff Ketcham (J) pinfall (2:08) over T. J. Lawrence (OH A); Ryan Lewis (N) dec. (5-0) over Corey Buckner (G). -----

OAK HARBOR — The Van Wert wrestling team was seventh and Jefferson’s eighth Saturday at the seasonopening 9-team Oak Harbor Invitational Tournament. The top placer was Jefferson senior Colin McConnahea, first at 220 pounds; and Van Wert’s Terrin Contreras, tops at 285. Both are in the Lincolnview Lancer Invitational starting 10 a.m. Saturday.

points on layups by Rachel Beining, Abby Siefker, Taylor Mangas, Nicole Vorst and Rachel Turnwald. It was 20-11 at the end of one. The second quarter was Lincolnview’s best as the Lancers stayed within striking distance — barely — at 36-24 after 16 minutes of play. Both teams shot well in the first half -- Ottoville hitting 15-of-26 from the field; Lincolnview 10-of-20, with seven of the Lancers’ baskets coming from midrange. Both teams were 4-of7 from the stripe but the inside tandem of the 6-0 Beining and 6-2 Siefker led the Green to a 9-2 margin on the boards. Ottoville had eight turnovers at that point, Lincolnview 11. It all went south for the Lancers in the second half, however, as the Blue and Gold made only 4-of-24 field goal tries while Ottoville cooled down not at all (11-of-21 second-half shots). “We wanted to try to spread them out a little bit because I knew they’d go man-to-man a lot, which they did in the first half,” said Lancer coach Dan Williamson. “I was hoping our dribble penetration would create some outside shots, which it did -- we just didn’t knock them down. Then they went zone a little bit in the second half and we got some good looks. We just couldn’t hit the outside shot like I was hoping we could. I knew we wouldn’t be able to drive to the rim a lot because they do a good job of rotating and blocking shots.” For the game as a whole, the Lancers were 14-of-44 (32%) from the field. The Lady Green were 26-of-47 (55%). However, of Ottoville’s 26 made fielders, 21 were layups (the other 5 were from beyond the arc). There was also a huge board discrepancy -- 33 for the home team, 12 for the visitors -- and free-throw difference -- 13-of-18 (72%) for the Lady Green, 4-of-9 (44%) for the Lady Lancers. Ottoville also had the best of it on turnovers -- 14-18. Beining and Siefker had 18 points apiece for Ottoville. Kaylee Thatcher had 10 for Lincolnview, despite sitting out a large chunk of the game with foul trouble. Ottoville (3-0) won the jayvee game 37-25. The Lady Green were led in scoring by Lexi Wannemacher, Courtney Von Sossan and Lindsey Wannemacher with 13, 11 and 10. Christine Stemen had 10 for Lincolnview (0-2).
Lincolnview (32) Kaylee Thatcher 4 2-2 10, Claire Dye 3 0-0 6, Katie Dye 3 2-7 8, Julia Thatcher 1 0-0 2, Kaitlyn Brant 1 0-0 2, Hannah McCleery 1 0-0 2, Christine Stemen 0 0-0 0, Ashley Teman 0 0-0 0, Devann Springer 0 0-0 0, Clarissa Clay 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 4-9 32. Ottoville (70) Rachel Turnwald 3 0-0 7, Nicole Vorst 3 1-2 9, Tonya Kaufman 3 0-0 6, Rachel Beining 6 6-7 18, Abby Siefker 6 6-9 18, Taylor Mangas 1 0-0 2, Kendra Eickholt 1 0-0 2, Monica Sarka 1 0-0 3, Courtney Von Sossan 2 0-0 5, Haley Landwehr 0 0-0 0, Annie Lindeman 0 0-0 0, Lexi Wannemacher 0 0-0 0, Lindsey Wannemacher 0 0-0 0. Totals 26 13-18 70. Score by Quarters: Lincolnview 11 13 4 4 - 32 Ottoville 20 16 11 23 - 70 Three-point field goals: Lincolnview 0; Ottoville 5 (Vorst 2, Turnwald, Sarka, Von Sossan).

VARSITY ST. JOHN’S (38) Tara Vorst 0-1-1, Madison Zuber 0-0-0, Emilie Fischbach 0-0-0, Brooke Zuber 2-0-4, Rebekah Fischer 2-0-5, Katie Vorst 8-5-21, Erica Saine 0-0-0, Jessica Recker 2-2-7, Amanda Boberg 0-0-0, Sydney Fischbach 0-0-0. Totals 14-8/14-38. ST. MARYS MEMORIAL (36) Bailey Gottschalk 1-0-2, Reagan Aller 7-0-15, Mallory Kill 0-0-0, Molly Albert 3-1-8, LeeAnn Bertke 0-0-0-0, Kelsey Rohrbach 2-2-6, Kelly Heitkamp 2-0-4, Erica Angstman 0-1-1, Paige Dicus 0-0-0. Totals 15-4/9-36. Score by Quarters: St. John’s 8 8 9 13 - 38 St. Marys 11 6 11 8 - 36 Three-point goals: St. John’s, Recker, Fischer; St. Marys Memorial, Aller, Albert. ----JUNIOR VARSITY ST. JOHN’S (15) Rachel Pohlman 0-2-2, Emilie Grothouse 0-0-0, Olivia Kahny 0-0-0, Maddie Pohlman 0-1-1, Ashlyn Troyer 0-0-0, Halie Benavidez 3-0-6, Sam Kramer 0-0-0, Samantha Wehri 1-3-5, Colleen Schulte 0-1-1. Totals 4-7/2215. ST. MARYS MEMORIAL (17) Maddie Ginter 0-0-0, Lindi Cisco 3-1-7, Hannah Tobin 0-0-0, Amy Wicker 0-1-1, Skylar Liming 1-4-6, Rachel Meier 1-0-2, Hakley Andiconi 0-0-0, Skylar Hennon 0-1-1, Page Block 0-0-0. Totals 5-7-17. Score by Quarters: St. John’s 4 0 2 9- 1 St. Marys 2 2 2 11 - 17 Three-point goals: St. John’s, none; St. Marys Memorial, none.

Charity stripe lifts LadyCats over Titans


KALIDA — The freethrow line has not been good to the Kalida girls basketball team over the years. It was Saturday afternoon at The Wildcat Den as the LadyCats drilled 23-of31 from that 15-foot spot — including 13-of-17 in the final period — to subdue Ottawa-Glandorf 50-41 in a non-conference clash. “That is something we’ve been working on a lot over the years, to try and turn it into a strength. We struggled against St. Marys Thursday, missing a number of front ends of the bonus; we made them today,” Kalida coach Adam Huber noted. “We play a lot of close games and you can win a lot of game — or lose them — at the line. We were also shooting the ball well from deep; I’ll take 5-of-9 any day.” First-year Ottawa-Glandorf coach Troy Yant was not happy. “The other night against Miller City, we played 12-14 girls and played well because we were ahead. Today, once we got behind, we had no one step up and want the ball,” he explained. “No one wanted to take the big shot and that is disappointing. What you saw

Lady Green overpowers Lincolnview 70-32

OTTOVILLE — A scrappy but outmanned and outsized Lincolnview team made it interesting for 16 minutes but it was all Ottoville in the second half as the Lady Green romped 70-32 Saturday afternoon. Ottoville is now 3-0; the Lady Lancers are 2-1. The visitors actually led early, 8-7, on a 12-foot baseliner by Kaylee Thatcher but Ottoville scored the next 10

By JIM COX DHI Correspondent sports@timesbulletin.com

The Associated Press Division V - Coldwater 10, Kirtland 9 MASSILLON — Austin Bruns and 22 other Coldwater High School seniors saved the best for last. Bruns passed for 233 yards and one touchdown as the Cavaliers took the Division V state football championship away from Kirtland 10-9 Saturday in a rematch of the 2011 title game on the same field at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. “It’s awesome to win our final game, something we will always remember,” said Bruns, who also ran for 97 yards. The Cavaliers (15-0), ranked No. 1 in the final AP poll, earned their third title — first since 2007. They had lost in the title game each of the three previous years and the graduating class became the first in Ohio to play 60 games. They finally won it all in No. 60. “These 23 seniors won 18 playoff games,” coach Chip Otten said. “Almost every high school team in every sport loses its final game somewhere along the line. These guys got their biggest win in their last chance.”

They did it with defense, holding Damon Washington, the AP’s co-offensive player of the year in the division, to 39 yards on 11 carries. Though Adam Hess ran for 86 yards for Kirtland (14-1), the Hornets totaled only 25 yards passing. “It’s so very frustrating,” Hornets coach Tiger LaVerde said. “Our defense came to play, did an outstanding job. But our offense never got into rhythm. I called a bad game. It is on me; I take the blame.” Coldwater’s senior-laden defense had more than a little to do with it. The Cavaliers held 13 of its 15 opponents to single-digit scoring this year, racking up six shutouts. Bruns passed 7 yards to Mitch Schoenherr for a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter. The Hornets (14-1) tied it on a 4-yard pass from Scott Eilerman to Matthew Finkler — one of only four passes Kirtland completed in a paltry 11 attempts. Kyle Bergman’s 28-yard field on the first half’s final play put Coldwater up 10-7. Kirtland got within 10-9 when Sam Skiljan tackled Brody Hoying in the end zone for a safety in the fourth. Hoying intercepted a pass with 1:05 left to preserve the win. “Words can’t describe the feeling,” Cavaliers senior receiver Caleb Siefring said. “Each championship loss was like a dagger. Finally, we won.”
Division III: Akron SVSM 42, Bellevue 21 CANTON — After Parris Campbell Jr. ran for 165 yards and three touchdowns, the precocious 15-year-old was more in awe of Newman Williams’ scintillating scoring run. Williams’ spectacular 41-yard effort helped Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary beat Bellevue, 42-21 Saturday for the Division III state football championship. Williams’ run came on a fake punt. The 215-pound junior rumbled 20 yards around left end, broke three tackles, bowled over a defender, then dragged another along the final 5 yards to score. It helped the Fighting Irish (13-2) win their fifth title, first since 1988, and pleased their most famous alum, LeBron James. The basketball star tweeted his approval and the message was quickly relayed to Williams on the bench. Seconds later, Williams intercepted a pass at his own 47. Five plays later, he scored from 5 yards to make it 35-14. He appeared stopped at the 2 before bowling over a defender to score. Jalen Santoro had TD passes of 27, 13 and 27 yards for Bellevue (13-2), in its first title game. The Redmen came out with emotion, led by linebacker Dalton Jarvis making key stops. Bellevue trailed at halftime 21-14 against the swift Irish. Irish quarterback Clayton Uecker went 11-for-19 for 154 yards and one touchdown, an 11-yard pass to 5-6 Fransohn Bickley, a senior who also

today was the result of a poor week’s worth of practice.” Kalida (2-1) struggled with turnovers throughout the game against the full-court O-G man-to-man pressure, committing 26 for the contest, seven in the first period as they only had seven shots (2 makes). However, thanks to the hosts’ own solid manto-man pressure “D”, the Lady Titans could not take advantage. They led 8-5 on two singles by Kialee Koch with just over two minutes showing. The second period proved to be the turning point. Though Kalida had six more errors, the Titans had eight (17 for the game). The LadyCats took the lead for good at 3:33 on two freebies by Kylie Osterhage (team-high 7 boards) and built their edge to 19-16 at the half as Jackie Gardner (game-high 13 counters, 5 boards) hit the first-of-2 tosses with 32.1 ticks on the board. Both teams went at it in the third stanza, continuing to try and pressure the other’s offense and push the tempo. Every pass was an effort, every cut had to be a hard one and every rebound was contested. Still, Kalida held a 34-26 edge on a mid-lane jumper by Summer Holtkamp (11 markers, 7 in the canto) at 1:57. A 5-0 mini-run by O-G

— a 3-ball by Niki Ellerbrock (5 points) and a transition layin by Koch (4 boards) at 1:04 — got it down to 34-31 but Holtkamp drilled a trifecta from the left corner at 44 ticks to make it 37-31. S t e p h a n i e Hempfling (6 points) began the finale with a score off a turnover to get Ottawa within 37-33 but then the visitors went cold, missing their next seven shots and a free toss, plus turning it over twice. Still, they only trailed 40-35 when Elissa Ellerbrock (team-high 5 boards) hit a turnaround at 3:08. Kalida only took five shots in the period, missing all of them, it was the free-throw line where they scored all 13 of their counters in allowing them to finally salt the game away. O-G finished 15-of-44 from the floor (1-of-3 downtown) for 34.1 percent and 10-of14 at the line (71.4%). Anna Bellman added six markers. They tracked down 23 caroms (9 offensive) and added 25 fouls. They host Van Wert Thursday. “We have a young team with only one senior but we’re not that young. Many of these girls got varsity playing time last winter,” Yant added. “We’re still working in a new system on both ends of the floor and

there is an adjustment period with that. We’re still tentative at times but we’re depending on their overall basketball IQ to carry us through that.” Kalida hit 11-of-25 tries (40%), including a torrid 5-of-9 from deep; grabbed 28 rebounds (7 offensive); and amassed 17 fouls. They take on Antwerp at home Thursday. “We just had to slow ourselves down. We told the girls and kept telling them that if we can take care of the basketball, we will get more shots, which you need,” Huber added. “You are going to have some turnovers; the ones that a team needs to eliminate is the unforced ones, where you make a bad pass and simply get in too big of a hurry. We’re still working in some new faces to the lineup and that always takes time. Fortunately for us, our defense did a pretty good job as well, forcing turnovers and limiting their good shots.” In junior varsity action, the Lady Titans threw a shutout in the fourth canto to escape with a 25-22 victory. Megan Sheckelhoff led the victors with seven points, while Makenna Vorst countered with six for the LadyCats.

plays on defense. Division I: Cincinnati Moeller 20, Toledo Whitmer 12 CANTON — Cincinnati Moeller now has a second generation of football heroes. Spencer Iacavone’s efficient passing and a stout defense helped the Crusaders (12-3) defeat Toledo Whitmer 20-12 for the Ohio Division I championship Saturday night at Fawcett Stadium. It was their seventh title — but first since 1985. “Some of our fathers were on those teams,” Iacovone said of Moeller’s string of six championships in eight years up until 1982. “I can’t explain how much it means.” Iacovone went 15-of-19 for 161 yards and a 7-yard TD pass to Keith Watkins for Moeller, which used a high-powered offense to get to its 12th title game — then won with defense. Moeller came in allowing 25.3 points a game but Whitmer’s point total was the lowest by any Crusaders’ opponent this year. Matt Reiniger kicked field goals of 20 and 22 yards, the last coming with 1:54 to play for Moeller. The Panthers (14-1) got 288 total yards from quarterback Nick Holley, including 196 yards and two TDs in the air, in their first championship game. Holley hooked up with twin brother Nate for 8 receptions and 135 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown that got the Panthers within 17-12 in the third quarter. The Panthers scored first, when Nick Holley found a wide-open Micha Dzikowski for a 37-yard TD pass. Moeller scored 17 straight points and appeared ready to put the game away when Whitmer’s Marcus Elliott scooped up a fumble by Watkins. He rumbled 15 yards into the end zone for an apparent score that was called back for a referee’s inadvertent whistle. After a false start penalty, Holley found brother Nate wide open in the left corner for the 20-yard score to get within five points.


BCS Standings List FINAL Harris Rk 1. Notre Dame 1 2. Alabama 2 3. Florida 4 4. Oregon 3 5. Kansas St. 6 6. Stanford 7 7. Georgia 5 8. LSU 8 9. Texas A&M 9 10. South Carolina 10 11. Oklahoma 11 12. Florida St. 12 13. Oregon St. 14 14. Clemson 13 15. N. Illinois 16 16. Nebraska 18 17. UCLA 17 18. Michigan 22 19. Boise St. 15 20. Northwestern 20 21. Louisville 19 22. Utah St. 21 23. Texas 24 24. San Jose St. 26 25. Kent St. 23 ——— AH 1. Notre Dame 1 2. Alabama 4 3. Florida 2 4. Oregon 6 5. Kansas St. 3 6. Stanford 5 7. Georgia 10 8. LSU 8 9. Texas A&M 11 10. South Carolina 9 11. Oklahoma 7 12. Florida St. 17 13. Oregon St. 13 14. Clemson 15 15. N. Illinois 21 16. Nebraska 12 17. UCLA 18 18. Michigan 16 19. Boise St. 20. Northwestern 19 21. Louisville 24 22. Utah St. 23. Texas 14 24. San Jose St. 20 25. Kent St. ———

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Chiefs beats Panthers at somber Arrowhead Stadium
By DAVE SKRETTA The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brady Quinn tried to avoid looking at the empty locker when he arrived at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback couldn’t bear the sight of Jovan Belcher’s jersey hanging from a hook, just like it would have any other game day. “That’s when it kind of hit me,” Quinn said. “It was kind of tough to step back and gain focus, what the task was in front of us. And more than anything, as a player, we just wanted to come together as a team and bring some good to this situation.” The Chiefs managed to do that in the wake of an unthinkable tragedy. Quinn threw two touchdown passes and Jamaal Charles ran for 127 yards in an inspired 27-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers. It not only ended an 8-game losing streak, it also proved cathartic for a franchise still reeling from a murder-suicide involving one of its own. “It was tough,” Quinn said, his voice shaky at times. “It was an eerie feeling after a win because you don’t think you can really win in this situation.” According to authorities, Belcher shot his girlfriend multiple times early Saturday at a residence near Arrowhead Stadium, then sped to the team’s practice facility and turned the gun on himself as coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli watched in the parking lot. “It’s tough when circumstances happen that you can’t undo,” Crennel said, tears forming at the corners of his eyes. “You have to rely on each other, rely on your family, your friends and your faith. That’s what, as a team, we tried to do today.” Crennel said he consulted with the Chiefs’ captains before deciding to play the game as scheduled. He was on the sideline throughout the day, resolutely holding together a team in turmoil, while Pioli walked through the press box before the kickoff and said he was “OK.” Kansas City police have not released a motive for the shootings, which claimed the life of Belcher and 22-yearold Kasandra M. Perkins, and left their 3-month-old daughter, Zoey, an orphan. Those details may emerge in the coming days and weeks. Chiefs players gathered in the tunnel leading to the field for a brief prayer before their pregame stretching. A few fans in the half-empty stadium held up signs referencing the shootings and there was a moment of silence to remember all victims of domestic violence. “I was really emotional going to the stadium this morning,” Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson said. “We wanted to play the game because we’re football players. We love the game.” Once it began, it proved to be an emotional release. Peyton Hillis had a touchdown run for Kansas City (2-10), while Tony Moeaki and Jon Baldwin had TD catches. Ryan Succop hit a pair of field goals, including a 52-yarder with 4:54 left. The Panthers then went 3-and-out and the Chiefs were able to run the clock down to 31 seconds before giving back the ball. Cam Newton completed two quick passes to reach the Carolina 38 but his final heave as time expired was caught by Steve Smith short of the end zone. Panthers coach Ron Rivera greeted Crennel at midfield and gave him a hug. Newton threw for 232 yards and three touchdowns for the Panthers (3-9), who were informed the game would be played as scheduled while they were heading to Kansas City on Saturday. DeAngelo Williams added 67 yards rushing, carrying the load with Jonathan Stewart out with an injury. Smith, Greg Olsen and Louis Murphy caught Carolina’s TD passes.
23 BRONCOS 31, BUCCANEERS At Denver, Peyton Manning threw three touchdowns, including one to defensive tackle Mitch Unrein. Manning threw for 242 yards. He now has 29 touchdown passes on the season, moving past Jake Plummer and John Elway for the most by a Denver quarterback in a single year. Manning threw two of the scores to Demaryius Thomas, who finished with eight catches for 99 yards, and Broncos linebacker Von Miller returned an interception for his first NFL score. Rookie running back Doug Martin managed only 56 yards on 18 carries for Tampa Bay (6-6). PATRIOTS 23, DOLPHINS 16 At Miami, Tom Brady was sacked four times and threw an interception, just his fourth all season. But a botched punt, roughing-the-punter penalty and fumble by Miami led to 17 New England points; another penalty negated a Dolphins touchdown on an interception. The Patriots (9-3) are assured of their 12th consecutive winning season. Miami (5-7) lost to New England for the fifth straight time. TEXANS 24, TITANS 10 At Nashville, the Texans set a franchise record for wins in a year and have won six in a row. Rookie Whitney Mercilus recovered a fumble and had two sacks for a, well, merciless defense. After needing overtime in their past two wins, the Texans forced six turnovers and had six sacks of Jake Locker. Matt Schaub threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns and Arian Foster ran for a TD. COLTS 35, LIONS 33 At Detroit, top overall pick Andrew Luck guided a sensational 11-play, 75-yard drive that took just 67 seconds. He threw a short pass that Donnie Avery took 14 yards into the end zone with no time left. The Colts (8-4) stayed in control of the AFC wild-card race one season after going 2-12. Detroit (4-8) lost for the fourth straight time, including three in a row at home after leading in the final quarter. SEAHAWKS 23, BEARS 17, OT At Chicago, the Seahawks (7-5) got only their second road win in seven games — they are perfect at home — when rookie Russell Wilson connected with Sidney Rice on a 13-yard touchdown with 7:33 left in overtime. That finished off a 12-play, 80-yard march with the OT kickoff. Seattle took a 17-14 edge lead with 24 seconds to go in regulation on Golden Tate’s slaloming 14-yard run after taking a short pass from Wilson. But the Brandon Marshall beat double coverage to haul in a 56-yard pass the set up Robbie Gould’s 46-yard field goal as time expired to send it into OT. The Bears (8-4) fell into a tie atop the NFC North with Green Bay. RAMS 16, 49ERS 13, OT At St. Louis, the Rams (5-6-1) and 49ers (8-3-1) nearly played their second tie of the season. But rookie Greg Zuerlein kicked a 54-yard field goal with 26 seconds left in overtime after booting a 53-yarder to tie it as time expired in regulation. The Rams scored twice in the final 3:04 of regulation, getting their lone touchdown when rookie Janoris Jenkins rolled 2 yards into the end zone with an errant pitchout by Colin Kaepernick. San Francisco had a chance to win in OT but David Akers was barely wide right on a 51-yard field goal. STEELERS 23, RAVENS 20 At Baltimore, Shaun Suisham kicked a 42-yard field goal as time expired for the undermanned Steelers (7-5). Playing without injured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for a third straight week, the Steelers got a solid effort from third-stringer Charlie Batch: 25-for-36 for 276 yards and a touchdown. He moved the Steelers 61 yards before Suisham’s winning kick. The Ravens (9-3) could have clinched a playoff berth with a victory. Instead, Baltimore had its 15-game home winning streak snapped and also lost for the first time in 13 games against division opponents. PACKERS 23, VIKINGS 14 At Green Bay, Wis., James Starks had Green Bay’s first TD on the ground in almost two months, Morgan Burnett picked off Christian Ponder’s throws twice and the Packers (8-4) moved into that tie atop the NFC North with the Bears. Green Bay has won 10 in a row in the division. Adrian Peterson had an 82-yard TD run and finished with 210 yards for Minnesota (6-6), the most he’s had since suffering major knee injuries last December.

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Explanation Key
The BCS Average is calculated by averaging the percent totals of the Harris Interactive, USA Today Coaches and Computer polls. Team percentages are derived by dividing a team’s actual voting points by a maximum 2,875 possible points in the Harris Interactive Poll and 1,475 possible points in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Six computer rankings are used to determine the overall computer component. The highest and lowest ranking for each team is dropped and the remaining four are added and divided to produce a Computer Rankings Percentage. The six computer ranking providers are Anderson & Hester, Richard Billingsley, Colley Matrix, Kenneth Massey, Jeff Sagarin and Peter Wolfe. Each computer ranking accounts for schedule strength in its formula.

Subject to Change Saturday, Dec. 15 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Nevada (7-5) vs. Arizona (7-5), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Toledo (9-3) vs. Utah State (10-2), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)


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Thursday, Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego San Diego State (9-3) vs. BYU (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 21 Beef ’O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Ball State (9-3) vs. UCF (9-4), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 22 New Orleans Bowl East Carolina (8-4) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (7-4), Noon (ESPN) Las Vegas Bowl Boise State (10-2) vs. Washington (7-5), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu SMU (6-6) vs. Fresno State (9-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Central Michigan (6-6) vs. Western Kentucky (7-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Washington Bowling Green (8-4) vs. San Jose State (10-2), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Duke (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Baylor (7-5) vs. UCLA (9-4), 9:45 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Louisiana-Monroe (8-4) vs. Ohio (8-4), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Rutgers (9-3), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Minnesota (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Rice (6-6) vs. Air Force (6-6), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Arizona State (7-5) vs. Navy (7-4), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN2) Pinstripe Bowl At New York Syracuse (7-5) vs. West Virginia (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Ponder’s picks were thrown in the end zone and around the Green Bay 10. BENGALS 20, CHARGERS 13 At San Diego, Andy Dalton’s run up the middle for a 6-yard touchdown with 4:11 left gave Cincinnati (7-5) its fourth straight victory. Jermaine Gresham caught a 19-yard TD pass from Dalton and BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 118 yards on 25 carries. The Chargers (4-8) lost their fourth straight game and for the seventh time in eight games. COWBOYS 38, EAGLES 33 At Arlington, Texas, Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes to break Troy Aikman’s career franchise record. Romo now has 168. The Cowboys (6-6) trailed 27-24 when Romo led an 86-yard drive sparked by a 35-yard pass to Dez Bryant on third down. Bryant gave Dallas the lead when took a screen pass from the 6 and got inside the pylon with 5:40 remaining. The Eagles (3-9) lost their eighth straight game despite 169 yards rushing and two touchdowns from rookie Bryce Brown a week after he set an Eagles rookie record with 178 yards. But Brown also has fumble issues and Dallas went ahead by 11 when Morris Claiborne returned Brown’s fumble 50 yards for a touchdown. Damaris Johnson returned a punt 98 yards for Philly with 31 seconds left. BILLS 34, JAGUARS 18 At Orchard Park, N.Y., Ryan Fitzpatrick led five straight scoring drives. Fitzpatrick threw two touchdown passes and scored on a 1-yard plunge in providing a spark to an injury-depleted offense that finished the game minus its top two receivers. Fred Jackson had 101 yards rushing and C.J. Spiller scored on a 44-yard run that put Buffalo (5-7) up 34-10 early in the fourth quarter. The Jaguars fell to 2-10. JETS 7, CARDINALS 6 At East Rutherford, N.J., thirdstring QB Greg McElroy stepped in for a struggling Mark Sanchez and led New York (5-7) to its only score. With Tim Tebow inactive as he heals from two broken ribs, coach Rex Ryan pulled Sanchez for McElroy — as the crowd at MetLife Stadium cheered wildly — late in the third quarter. McElroy led the Jets on an impressive drive, connecting with Jeff Cumberland on a 1-yard touchdown. The sagging Cardinals (4-8) have their own troubles at quarterback. Ryan Lindley was ineffective in his second NFL start as Arizona lost its eighth straight game after a 4-0 start. BROWNS 20, RAIDERS 17 At Oakland, Brandon Weeden threw for a career-high 364 yards and a touchdown as Cleveland (4-8) snapped a 12-game road losing streak. Weeden hit fellow rookie Josh Gordon on a 44-yard score in the second quarter and Trent Richardson scored on a 3-yard run after Sheldon Brown made an interception deep in Cleveland territory when the Raiders (3-9) were driving. The Browns (4-8) got their first road win since beating Indianapolis 27-19 on Sept. 18, 2011.

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Letterman, Hoffman, Zeppelin honored by President Obama
By BRETT ZONGKER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — David Letterman’s “stupid human tricks” and Top 10 lists vaulted into the ranks of cultural acclaim Sunday night as the late-night comedian received this year’s Kennedy Center Honors with rock band Led Zeppelin, an actor, a ballerina and a bluesman. Stars from New York, Hollywood and the music world joined President Barack Obama at the White House on Sunday night to salute the honorees, whose ranks also include actor Dustin Hoffman, Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy and ballerina Natalia Makarova. The honors are the nation’s highest award for those who influenced American culture through the arts. The recipients were later saluted by fellow performers at the Kennedy Center Opera House in a show to be broadcast Dec. 26 on CBS. Obama drew laughs from his guests when he described the honorees as “some extraordinary people who have no business being on the same stage together.” Noting that Guy made his first guitar strings using the wire from a window screen, he quipped, “That worked until his parents started wondering how all the mosquitoes were getting in.” The president thanked the members of Led Zeppelin for behaving themselves at the White House given their history of “hotel rooms trashed and mayhem all around.” Obama noted Letterman’s humble beginnings as an Indianapolis weatherman who once reported the city was being pelted by hail ‘the size of canned hams.”’ “It’s one of the highlights of his career,” he said. All kidding aside, Obama described all of the honorees as artists who “inspired us to see things in a new way, to hear things differently, to discover something within us or to appreciate how much beauty there is in the world.” “It’s that unique power that makes the arts so important,” he added. Later on the red carpet, Letterman said he was thrilled by the recognition and to visit Obama at the White House. “It supersedes everything, honestly,” he said. “I haven’t won that many awards.” During the show, comedian Tina Fey said she grew up watching her mom laugh at Letterman as he brought on “an endless parade of weirdos.” “Who was this Dave Letterman guy?” Fey said. “Was he a brilliant, subtle passive-aggressive parody of a talk show host? Or just some Midwestern goon who was a little bit off? Time has proven that there’s just really no way of knowing.” Alec Baldwin offered a Top 10 reasons Letterman was winning the award, including the fact that he didn’t leave late night for a six-month stint in primetime — a not-so-subtle dig at rival Jay Leno. For Buddy Guy, singers Bonnie Raitt, Tracy Chapman and others got most of the crowd on its feet singing Guy’s signature “Sweet Home Chicago.” Morgan Freeman hailed Guy as a pioneer who helped bridge soul and rock and roll. “When you hear the blues, you really don’t think of it as black or white or yellow or purple or blue,” Freeman said. “Buddy Guy, your blue brought us together.”

Kelsey Ann Jarred and Ryan William Grothouse were united in marriage on Aug. 11, 2012, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Chanute, Ks., the Rev. Bernard X. Gorges officiating. The bride is the daughter of Phil and Karen Jarred of Chanute. The groom is the son of Bill and Barb Grothouse of Delphos. Nuptial music was provided by vocalist Erin Weilert and organist Mike Aylward. Matron of honor was Janae Maher of Temple, Texas, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids included Aubrey Jarred of New York, sister of the bride; Nikki Conley of Delphos, sister of the groom; Kelly Grothouse of Cincinnati, sister of the groom; Tiffany Hoersten of Charlotte, N.C., friend of the couple; and Traci Hammond of Columbus. Flower girls were Madilyn Conley of Delphos, niece of the groom; and Delaney Maher of Temple, niece of the bride. Brayden Conley of Delphos, nephew of the groom, was the ring bearer. Best man was Derek Gerdeman of Elkhorn City, Ky., friend of the couple. Groomsmen included Ryan Maher of Temple, brotherin-law of the bride; Ryan Conley of Delphos, brother-inlaw of the groom; Bryan Hoersten of Charlotte, friend of the couple; Jonathon Reinhart of Dayton, friend of the couple; and Nick Miller of Ottoville, friend of the couple. Grandparents of the bride are Jack and Anna Mae Works and Dorrall and Vaughn DeLee Jarred. Grandparents of the groom are Bob and Alma Good and Bob and Luella Grothouse. A reception was held at Lil’ Toledo Lodge in Chanute. Following a wedding trip to Cozumel, Mexico, the couple resides in Taylorsville, Ky. The bride is a graduate of the University of Dayton and a student at the University of Louisville School of Nursing. The groom is a graduate of the University of Dayton and is employed at General Electric in Louisville.

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‘Twilight,’ ‘Skyfall’ remain top picks for box office fans
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The “Twilight” finale and “Skyfall” continued to dominate the box office on a typically slow post-Thanksgiving weekend that brought big business for holdover films but a poor start for Brad Pitt’s new crime story. Sunday studio estimates put “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2” out front for the third-straight weekend with $17.4 million domestically. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released today. 1. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2,” $17.4 million 2. “Skyfall,” $17 million.

Robert De Niro saluted Hoffman, saying he had changed acting, never took any shortcuts and was brave enough to be a perfectionist. “Before Dustin burst on the scene, it was pretty much OK for movie stars to show up, read their lines and, if the director insisted, act a little,” De Niro said. “But then Dustin came along — and he just had to get everything right.” By the end of the night, the Foo Fighters, Kid Rock and Lenny Kravitz got the crowd moving to some of Zeppelin’s hits at the Kennedy Center. Jack Black declared Zeppelin the “greatest rock and roll band of all time.” “That’s right. Better than the Beatles. Better than the Stones. Even better than Tenacious D,” he said. “And that’s not opinion — that’s fact.” For the finale, Heart’s Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson sang “Stairway to Heaven,” accompanied by a full choir and Jason Bonham, son of the late Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Zeppelin front man Robert Plant and his bandmates John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page seemed moved by the show.

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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012 Being far more adventurous and enterprising than usual, you could have an exciting year. However, be careful that you don’t let your boldness exceed your good judgment. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- If a close pal does something that you find to be offensive, don’t stew about it in silence. Air your grievance, allowing it to be resolved. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Be careful when getting involved with friends in a joint expenditure. Make sure that everyone pitches in equally when it comes time to foot the bill. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- In your heart, you’ll know what needs doing, yet you still might devote only a modicum of effort to getting it done. Your rewards will reflect your input. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Don’t be too quick to chastise coworkers if they aren’t pulling their weight. Their explanation might end up pointing to the example you’ve been setting. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- This isn’t a particularly good day to take a gamble, but if for some reason you feel you need to, bet only on yourself and your abilities, in situations that you totally control. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- There are strong indications that you won’t be able to exercise the necessary resolve or willpower to overcome a tough situation. Both the flesh and the spirit must be willing. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -You can be a well-organized person, but only when you choose, which isn’t likely to be the case currently. Your workspace could be cluttered with a lot of nondescript items. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Disappointment is likely if you expect too much from people who are only casual acquaintances. Most will feel they don’t owe you a thing, and won’t want to go out of their way for you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- If you have something going that is likely to ruffle feathers, don’t try to shift the blame for household friction onto anybody else but you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Guard against inclinations toward the negative in terms of what you’re hoping to accomplish. Adopting a defeatist attitude will impede any progress you’re trying to make. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Your spending is likely to be strongly influenced by your most recent compatriots. If you’re pinching pennies or trying to save some money, don’t hang out with high rollers. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- One of the weakest and least effective things you could do is to attempt to intimidate subordinates. If you want them to do your bidding, try something positive. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 In coming months, bonds could be strengthened with a close someone to whom you’re already attracted. Many different kinds of circumstances are likely to draw you two into a tighter and more advantageous alliance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Instead of scattering your forces all over the place, you should give your most meaningful objectives top priority. Taking a lot of potshots won’t improve your marksmanship. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- If through poor judgment you reopen an old wound, there is a strong possibility that you’ll only make the same mistakes you made previously. Live and learn. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Leave your credit cards at home if you plan to go anyplace where extravagant items are likely to be displayed. You might be inclined to do more than window-wish. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -The delicate line between being your own person and being detrimental to a team effort might get crossed if you place undue importance on the former. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Rumblings of an increased workload are likely to be coming your way. It behooves you to get cracking immediately. If you don’t, the roar will only get steadier and louder. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- No matter how badly you desire it, it’s not advisable to try to become all things to all people. You’ll be left feeling inadequate when you fail at your impossible task. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Don’t be too hasty when trying to finalize a matter of critical importance. It’s much more important to do the best job rather than the fastest. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- There is a good chance you could still be holding a grudge against someone, so for the sake of inner peace, it behooves you to avoid this person as much as you can. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -This is likely to be an unusually good day to sort out any disturbing financial affairs. Your budget can be improved upon by trimming needless expenses. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Although you may feel that you can easily come out ahead in a competitive situation, don’t underestimate your adversaries. They could be stronger than you think. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- It behooves you to keep all of your endeavors as basic as possible. Be careful not to further complicate situations that are already a trifle trickier than you’d like. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Under most circumstances, you’re the type of person who is reasonably cautious about taking huge risks, yet today your discipline might be rather low. Try to be extra-careful.
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Memorial Hall hosts Christmas Gala

Memorial Hall in Fort Jennings offered a Christmas Gala on Sunday. Above: members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church choir sang carols. At right: Kayleigh Klir, Trent Siefker and Braden Knippen stand in front of the talking Christmas tree. A train display was also offered. (Delphos Herald/Helen Kaverman)

Japan inspecting tunnels John Wayne Gacy’s blood after deadly collapse may solve old murders
By MALCOLM FOSTER The Associated Press TOKYO — Japanese officials ordered the immediate inspection of tunnels across the country today after nine people were killed when concrete ceiling slabs fell from the roof of a highway tunnel onto moving vehicles below. Those killed in Sunday’s accident were traveling in three vehicles in the 4.7-kilometer (3-mile) long Sasago Tunnel about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Tokyo. The tunnel, on a highway that links the capital to central Japan, opened in 1977 and is one of many in the mountainous country. The transport ministry ordered that inspections be carried out immediately on 49 other tunnels around the country that are either on highways or roads managed by the central government and of similar construction. Police and the highway operator Central Japan Expressway Co. were investigating why the concrete slabs in the Sasago Tunnel collapsed. An inspection of the tunnel’s roof in September found nothing amiss, according to Satoshi Noguchi, a company official. An estimated 270 concrete slabs, each weighing 1.4 metric tons (1.54 short tons), suspended from the arched roof of the tunnel fell over a stretch of about 110 meters (120 yards), Noguchi said. The operator was exploring the possibility that bolts holding a metal piece suspending the panels above the road had become aged, he said. The panels, measuring about 5 meters (16 feet) by 1.2 meters (4 feet), and 8 centimeters (3 inches) thick, were installed when the tunnel was constructed in 1977. Company President and CEO Takekazu Kaneko said that the company was inspecting other tunnels of similar structure, including a parallel tunnel for traffic going in the opposite direction. Both sections of the highway were shut down indefinitely. Recovery work at the tunnel was suspended Monday while the roof was being reinforced to prevent more collapses, said Jun Goto, an official at the Fire and Disaster Management Agency Yoshihiro Seto, an officer with the Yamanashi prefectural police, said they can’t rule out that there are more bodies or survivors in the tunnel, but the possibility is low. Goto said they hope to resume recovery work on Tuesday. Two people suffered injuries in the collapse. CHICAGO (AP) — Detectives have long wondered what secrets serial killer John Wayne Gacy and other condemned murderers took to the grave when they were executed — mostly whether they had other unknown victims. Now, in a game of scientific catch-up, the Cook County Sheriff’s Department is trying to be creative: They’ve created DNA profiles of Gacy and others and figured out they could get the executed men entered in a national database shared with other law enforcement agencies because the murderers were technically listed as homicide victims when they were put to death by the state. The department’s hope is to find matches of DNA evidence from blood, semen or strands of hair, or skin under the fingernails of victims that link the long-dead killers to the coldest of cold cases. And they’re hoping to prompt authorities in other states to submit the DNA of their own executed inmates or from decades-old crime scenes. The Illinois testing, which began during the summer, is the latest chapter in a story that began when Sheriff Tom Dart exhumed the remains of unknown victims of Gacy to create DNA profiles that could be compared with the DNA of people whose loved ones went missing in the 1970s, when Gacy was killing young men. That effort, which led to the identification of one Gacy victim, caused Dart to wonder if the technology could help answer a question that has been out there for decades: Did Gacy kill anyone besides those young men whose bodies were stashed under his house or tossed in a river? “He traveled a lot,” Jason Moran, the sheriffs’ detective leading the effort said of Gacy. “Even though we don’t have any information he committed crimes elsewhere, the sheriff asked if you could put it past such an evil person.” After unexpectedly finding three vials of Gacy’s blood stored with other Gacy evidence, Moran learned the state would only accept the blood in the


crime database if it came from a coroner or medical examiner. Moran thought he was out of luck. But then Will County Coroner Patrick O’Neil surprised him with this revelation: In his office freezer were blood samples from Gacy and at least three other executed inmates. The reason they were there is because after the death penalty was reinstated in Illinois in the 1970s, executions were carried out in Will County — all between 1990 and 1999, a year before then-Gov. George Ryan established a moratorium on the death penalty. So it was O’Neil’s office that conducted the autopsies and collected the blood samples. But there was bigger obstacle. While the state does send to the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System the profiles of homicide victims no matter when they were killed, it will only send the profiles of known felons if they were convicted since a new state law was enacted about a decade ago that allowed them to be included, Moran said.

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