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Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869

Teen pleads not guilty to double murder

Jennings first-ever Purple Heart Village
BY STEPHANIE GROVES sgroves@delphosherald.com

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Delphos, Ohio

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FORT JENNINGS — The Village of Fort Jennings was honored by the Purple Heart Association as the first Purple Heart Village in America during a banquet held Tuesday at Fort Jennings America Legion Post 715. BY ALEX WOODRING Fort Jennings Mayor Jim Smith, Jim Dickman and many DHI Correspondent members of the community have worked diligently to honor news@delphosherald.com local Purple Heart recipients, as well as all veterans from all branches of the service from any conflict. OTTAWA — The third Smith spoke to the attendees and described the prestigious teen involved in the Amber award as the oldest military decoration in the world in presAlert who directed authorient use. It is awarded to veterans who have been wounded in ties to the bodies of Blake combat from enemy contact. Smith said it was an honor for the and Blaine Romes on May 9 village to be recognized by the Purple Heart Association mempleaded not guilty to multiple bers, which included Bud Hanna, Ron Cross, Ed Dameron and charges of aggravated murDave Bower. der on Tuesday afternoon. “I proclaim Aug. 7, 2013, Purple Heart Day in Fort Prosecuting Attorney Gary L. Jennings,” Smith stated. “On Aug. 17, 2013, the village will Lammers filed the two-count accept the official declaration of the Purple Heart Village.” complaint in the Putnam Smith also announced that the theme for FortFest is County Juvenile Court. “Saluting Our Veterans.” Additionally, a Motion “We will strive to have the same type of military awareness to Transfer has been filed as we did last year,” Smith explained. requesting the Putnam During the meeting, Dickman said veterans organizations County Juvenile Court Fort Jennings Mayor Jim Smith, left, receives the award from Purple Heart Association have seen that we need to honor our veterans. Everyone transfer jurisdiction of the members Bud Hanna, center, and Dave Bower, right, declaring the village of Fort Jennings involved is trying to do their best to get behind projects like the case to Putnam County a Purple Heart Village during the banquet held at the American Legion Post 715 on renovation of the memorial in front of the post. Common Pleas Court so the juvenile can be tried as Tuesday afternoon. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves) See HEART, page 10 an adult. That hearing is tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. on June 18. The teen was previously charged with Felony Grand Theft Auto. According to Lammers, one of the Romes brothers had been strangled and each of the boys had BY NANCY SPENCER been shot in the attacks. Herald Editor The Putnam County nspencer@delphosherald.com Sheriff’s Office released the 911 call made by the DELPHOS — Delphos City Council will continue to mother of the two deceased consider rezoning property at 215 N. State St., Lot 903, from teens and a detail call sheet Residential 1 to Business 2. on Wednesday. Review that The ordinance was scheduled for emergency passage but story at delphosherald.com. a public hearing prior to the council meeting on the rezoning issue raised questions from council. During the hearing, Stan Wiechart, owner of the property to be rezoned if council approves, said he would like to sell his property to Fisher Plumbing and Heating, owned by Jason Buettner, so the locally-owned business Youth Baseball Glance can expand. MONDAY’S RESULTS “I would like to see Fishers get this property to retain and Tri-County Little enhance their business,” Wiechart said. League Buettner explained his business is growing and he needs K of C Indians additional property. 10, Young’s Waste “I need more room and it’s easiest to buy the lot next door Service Yankees 1 and move in that direction,” Buettner said. “I will tear the Greif Rangers 10, 1st house down and stone the lot at first, with the intention to build Federal Athletics 5 a structure on the lot to house vehicles.” Councilman Rick Hanser asked Buettner to be more specifTUESDAY’S RESULTS ic about the structure that would be built on the site. Buettner Inner City League Students at Tender Times Child Development Center recently participated in a described it as a 60-by-80-foot steel building for shop space Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude’s raising $800 to fight children’s diseases. (Submitted Middle Point Gold 11, with room to park his company vehicles. VW Federal Astros 0 photo) Delphos Minor League See REZONING, page 10 Dodgers 12, Mets 5 Indians 16, Cubs 7 Tigers 8, Orioles 3 Pirates 4, Reds 2

Council to hear rezoning measure again

Students hold Trik-A-Thon for St. Jude’s


SPENCERVILLE — Seventy-five Spencerville seniors will receive diplomas on Sunday. Students speakers include Morgan Wireman (Welcome Speech), Rachael Kahle (Thank You Speech) and Bryce Ringwald (Farewell Speech). Kevin Sensabaugh will give the address and Judy Wells will Forecast speak on behalf of Apollo Career Center. Showers and Honor graduates include: thunderstorms Summa cum laude — today with Cassandra Emery, Allison Gilroy, highs in the Rachael Kahle, Hanna Keller, lower 80s. Alyssa Mulholland, Shelby Chance of Mulholland, Jordan Rex, Bryce precipitation Ringwald, Kyle Sawmiller, 80 percent. Partly cloudy Daniel Settlemire, Morgan tonight with a chance of Wireman and Joseph Wisher. Magna cum laude — Elise showers a a slight chance Atkins, Cory Binkley, Evan of a thunderstorm. Lows in Crites, Derek Goecke, Lucas the upper 50s. See page 2. Krouskop, Summer Mark, Katlin May, Coleman McCormick, Index Dustin Settlemire, Lucas Obituaries 2 Shumate, Sara Sizemore, Bretta State/Local 3 Williams and Olivia Wood. Cum laude — Devon Cook, Next Generation 4 Abigail Lee, Keith Lenhart, Community 5 Hunter Patton, Cole Roberts, Sports 6-8 Dylan Romaker and Jacob Yahl. Business 9 The class flower is the white Classifieds 10 rose and the class colors are Television 11 black and silver. The Spencerville High World briefs 12 School class of 2013 includes: Alexandria Adams, Elise Atkins, Michael Barnes, Jake Bellows, Cory A. Binkley, Cody

TODAY’S GAMES Tri-County Little League Young’s Waste Service Yankees vs. Delphos Pirates, 6 p.m. at Delphos LL K of C Indians vs. Treece Landscaping Rockhounds, 6 p.m. at Jubilee Bank of Berne Field Ft. Jennings Musketeers vs. Greif Rangers, 6 p.m. at Smiley Park-Field 4 VFW Cardinals vs. Delpha Chevy Reds, 7:45 p.m. at Delphos LL

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Elida calls for effective state funding model
BY STACY TAFF Staff Writer staff@delphosherald.com

Michael Blair, Tyler T. Burgan, Don Burnett, Jennifer Nicole Burnett, Haley Calvelage, Devon L. Cook, Dominick Corso, Evan Crites, Allison Custer, Josie Marie Daniels, Brayde Diehl, Brianna Elling, Cassy Emery, Shelby Danielle Etzkorn, Cody Alexander Fast, Abby Freewalt, Drew Zachary Friederich, Allison Jean Gilroy, Derek Goecke, Brandy Nicole Golden, Courtney Renae Harrod, Tayler Harter, Aaron Hefner, Dylan Holt, Dalton Clay Hurst, Rachael R. Kahle, Hanna Keller, Jamie William Kill, Tanner Koverman, Lucas J. Krouskop, Abigail Lee, Keith H. Lenhart, Alexis Marie Long, Jacob Robert Lowry, Summer L. Mark, Sam Marzulli, Katlin Elizabeth May, Coleman McCormick, Whitney Nicole Meyer, Greg Miller, Alex E. Molina, Clifford David Moneer, Jr., Sean Monfort, Alyssa Mulholland, Shelby Mae Mulholland, Austin Oehlhof, Hunter Patton, Corey Joseph Paul, Tyler Paxson, Paige Marie Prichard, Jordan Rex, Bryce Alan Ringwald, Cole



Ringwald Roberts, Dylan James Romaker, Zacheriah Edward Salyer, Kyle Sawmiller, Daniel Settlemire, Dustin Settlemire, Joel Robert Shimp, Lucas Shumate, Heath Alan Sidey, Sara May Sizemore, Johnathon Charles Smith, Alyssa Jo Sunderland, Michael Whetstone, Bretta Lynne Williams, Morgan Ray Wireman, Joseph E. Wisher, Olivia Wood and Jacob Yahl.

ELIDA—After the failure of another levy attempt earlier this month, Elida Local Schools Board of Education and administration are still attempting to find a funding strategy that will keep the district stable for the foreseeable future. “State aid is not based on what it actually costs for our basic education; it’s not based on performance, even though we’ve been rated excellent three of the last five years.” Treasurer Joel Parker said. “I think our message to Matt Hoffman is that we’re still operating in a failed funding system. The disappointing part of it is we’re still over-reliant on property taxes and that has nothing to do with how well we’re performing. “In a private business, if you’re performing well, things go well and revenue goes up. In our case, we can perform really well, go to state twice, and there’s no reflection of that in the funding formula, of academic success or success out of the classroom. We’ve got to put together a five year strategic plan that’s going to have us going in the right direction.” In subsequent board meetings, board members Brian Anders and Brad Settlage have opined that the May primary was too soon to put another issue on the ballot, after the district’s last request failed in November. Anders reiterated these sentiments during a discussion over Parker’s 5-year financial forecast. “There’s not a deficit until fiscal year 2016, according to this. Why was it so important that we put the levy on this May?” he asked. “We could’ve waited.” Board member Brenda Stocker stated the forecasted carryover for fiscal year 2015 puts the district in danger. “Why would we want to have less than a 60-day carryover? That’s the standard. A 60-day carryover is $3.5 million,” she said. “The standard is you want to have a big enough carryover so that you don’t have to borrow money. We’re a business in that sense. We have to have those safeguards in place.” Anders, along with Settlage, has stated in past meetings that voters will not pass a levy until changes are made to district leadership. LaRee Little, a fourth-generation Elida graduate, Elida resident and former educator and administrator for the district, weighed in on the subject during public participation. See ELIDA, page 12

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013


For The Record
Man faces domestic violence charge
At 12:06 a.m. on Saturday, Delphos Police were called to the 1060 building of Lima Avenue in reference to a domestic violence complaint at a residence in that building. Upon officers’ arrival, they spoke with the victim who stated the father of her child had caused physical harm to her. As a result, Jessie Blackburn, 21, of Delphos was arrested on charges of domestic violence. He was transported to the Allen County Jail and will


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Blackburn appear in Lima Municipal Court on the charge.

Gary D. Strayer
Feb. 28, 1943 May 19, 2013

Man enters wrong house
At 9:14 a.m. on Saturday, Delphos Police were called to the 24000 block of Lincoln Highway in reference to a subject entering a residence in that area. Upon officers’ arrival, they located Adam Schmersal, 25, of Delphos at a residence that did not belong to him. Upon investigating the complaint, it was found that Schmersal had entered a residence without permission to do so; he was believed to be intoxicated at this time. Schmersal was cited for disorderly conduct by

Harold J. “Fuzz” E. Joan Schwartz Pohlman
March 29, 1927 May 21, 2013 Oct. 12, 1925May 20, 2013 E. Joan Schwartz, age 87, died Monday, May 20, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Oct. 12, 1925, in Bluffton, Ind., to William and Nora Biberstine. On July 9, 1944, she married Raymond R. Schwartz at Six Mile Church in Bluffton, Ind. He died in 1987. Survivors include four daughters: Sharyl (Terry) Odenweller of Delphos; Colleen Schwartz of Hopewell, NJ; Dr. Rhonda (Dr. Charles Moretti) Schwartz of Grand Forks, ND; and Romaine (Clifford) Taylor of Tallahassee, FL; seven grandchildren: Joy (Jeff) Hays, Trisha (Greg) Klausing, Albert (Katherine) B. Kahn III, Luke (Juliann L.) S. Moretti, Dr. Joel SchwartzMoretti, Katrina (Daniel) Bourque, and Nathaniel Stirn; and eight great-grandchildren: Jake, Lexie, and Leah Hays; Joshua, Tyler, and Ryan Klausing; Abigail and Gabriel Bourque; and sisterin-law Marcile Biberstine of Bluffton, Ind. Her brother, Lloyd W. Biberstine, also preceded her in death. Ms. Schwartz graduated from Defiance College, received her Master’s degree from Indiana University, and did post-graduate doctoral work at Toledo University. Her teaching career started at Blue Creek Local for her first four years. She then served as a guidance counselor at Van Wert High School and Lincoln Junior High for a combined total of 28 years. She also taught adult education classes at Vantage Vocational School. Ms. Schwartz was a past member of the Ohio School Counselors, Lima Area Counselors, Van Wert Mental Health Board, American Association of University Women, and Habitat for Humanity Board. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Van Wert, Ohio, where she had served as a deacon and an elder. She recently attended First United Presbyterian Church in Delphos. A passionate reader since childhood when she learned to read from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, she read everything from Civil War history to poetry. She especially liked to recite Longfellow’s “Hiawatha.” A music lover, she played the clarinet, piano, and keyboard. She decorated her home in an original oriental style. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who called her “G.J.,” enjoyed her unique collection of frogs. Her favorite flower was the Iris, and she was crowned the “Iris Queen” at her 80th iris-themed birthday party. In addition to cheering for the Van Wert Cougars, she was an ardent supporter of college basketball: her alma mater, Indiana University, was her #1 college team. She was also a life-long New York Yankees’ fan.

Schmersal intoxication into Van Wert Municipal Court and was later turned over to a family member.

Victim reports large sum of money taken
At 5:24 a.m. on Saturday, Delphos Police were called to the 500 block of South Jefferson Street in reference to a theft complaint at a residence in that area. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim stated a family member had came to the residence and had taken a large sum of money from inside. The case was forwarded to the detective bureau for further investigation.

Semi driver cited for improper backing
The driver of a semitractor trailer was cited for improper backing following a two-vehicle crash on State Street near the Second Street intersection reported at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. According to the police report, Dustin J. Miller, 29, of Grover Hill was traveling northbound on State Street and was stopped with his semitractor trailer owned by Kahle Bros. Farms of Spencerville at the posted stop sign at the intersection of Second Street. He began backing up to allow another semi-tractor trailer to turn from Second Street onto State Street and backed into a vehicle directly behind him driven by Robert F. Metcalf, 66, of Delphos. No one was injured.


One Year Ago Students at St. John’s School celebrated the elementary building’s 100th birthday on Monday. The St. Joseph Building, or St. John’s Elementary, was built in 1912-13. The cornerstone was laid in May 1912. The building was closed in by winter. Work started again in Spring 1913 but was halted for a flood. Work resumed once the floodwaters receded and students took occupancy on Oct. 21, 1913. 25 Years Ago – 1988 Columbus Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is making final plans for its June Jubilee scheduled for June 10-12 to take place in and around the Village Park, near the high school. The parade is set for 1:30 p.m. June 12. Parade marshal for the 1988 celebration will be Spike, the Columbus Grove Bulldogs’ mascot. President of Elida Board of Education Lynn Metzger will present diplomas to 239 graduating seniors June 4 in Kraft Memorial Stadium. Participating in the graduation program will be seniors Leslie Adams, Angie Cottrell, B. J. Frueh, Bill Harman, Jerry Kunz, Natalie Lewis, Amy Medsker, Sheila Metzger, Jodi Miller, Rick Moening, Crystal Montgomery, Angie Neal, Marichanh Panhthourath, Joseph Phillips, Angie Rex, Nick Sarno, Angie Wade and Robin Wolfe. Former Delphos resident Tracey Ladd won first place and a bronze plaque at the Toledo Central Catholic High School art show called “Festival of the Lively Arts.” Her boothwww.edwardjones.com held 27 drawings, paintings, toolings and plaster sculpture designs. Her ST. RITA’S sister, Angela, had five works exhibited at the show. They are A boy was born May 20 to the daughters of Elaine (Bonifas) Ladd, formerly of Delphos. Megan and Thomas Theobald of Venedocia.

Gary D. Strayer, 71, of Delphos passed away on Sunday evening at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Feb. 28, 1942, in Delphos to Russell and Velma (Clark) Strayer, who preceded him in death. He married Helen (Compton) Strayer on July 1, 1984. She survives in Delphos. He is also survived by five children, Jennifer (Trent) Gause and Angela Strayer of Delphos, Lisa (Jim) Kirk of Elida, Jeri Lynn (Chuck) Ferguson of Ayersville and Daniel Spence of London, Ohio; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ronald (Juanita) Strayer of Denver, Colo., and Michael (Becky) Strayer of Delphos; a sister, Marilyn Louth of Delphos; and sisterin-law, Margaret Strayer of Delphos. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Laura Lee Spence; a brother, Gale Strayer; a brother-in-law, Paul Louth; and a stepfather, Robert Ditto. Mr. Strayer graduated with the Jefferson High School class of 1961. He retired as a Sergeant First Class from the U.S. Army after 28 years of service, serving in the Ohio Army National Guard from 1964-1982 and U.S. Army (AGR Tour) from 1982-1993. He retired after 12 years as a correctional officer from the Allen Correctional Institution in Lima. He was a member of the Delphos Wesleyan Church. A celebration of Gary’s life will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday at Strayer Funeral Home ,with Chaplain Bob Gibson, officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery, with military graveside rites accorded by the Delphos Veterans Council. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday at Strayer Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth Street, Delphos. Memorial contributions may be made in Gary’s memory to the Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Condolences may be shared at www.strayerfuneralhome.com.


Harold J. “Fuzz” Pohlman, 86, of Delphos died at 4:35 a.m. Tuesday at Vancrest Healthcare Center. He was born March 29, 1927, in Delphos to Aloysious and Theresa (Spieles) Pohlman, who preceded him in death. On May 29, 1949, he married Dolores “Dolly” Etzkorn, who survives in Delphos. Other survivors include three sons, Denny (Vickie) Pohlman of Delphos, Kevin (Annette) Pohlman of Rochester, Mich., and Glenn (Debi) Pohlman of Delphos; two sisters, Mariel Etzkorn and LaDonna (Warren) Peterson of Delphos; four daughters, Connie (Ken) Burgei of Wausseon, Beverly (Dewey) Fuerst of Van Wert and Linda (Art) Klausing and Ann (Tony) Wrasman of Delphos; a brother, Paul “Bounce” (Margaret) Pohlman; 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by three sons, Daniel, Donald and Harold; two brothers, Raymond and Jerome “Dewey” Pohlman; three sisters, Helen Dickman, Marie Berres and Ruth J. Pohlman; and two grandchildren, Amber and Adam Wrasman. Mr. Pohlman was a lifelong farmer and proudly served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, where he served as an usher for 40 years; a member of the Delphos City School Board for 22 years, Eagles Lodge 471; VFW Post 3035, American Legion Post 268; Knights of Columbus 1362; and the Foresters. He loved traveling, gardening, gambling and loved spending time with his family. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by the Ottoville Veterans Council. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a K of C service will begin at 7 p.m. and a Parish Wake will begin at 7:30 p.m. Preferred memorials are to St. John’s Church or St. Rita’s Hospice.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at Six Mile Church in Bluffton, Ind., Pastor Bruce Holland officiating. Burial will be at Six Mile Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday at Thoma/Rich, Chaney, and Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to Six Mile Church or the Activity Fund at Delphos Vancrest. Online condolences may be made at www.thomarich. com

WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TODAY: Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. chance of precipitation 80 percent. TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of a thunderstorm. Lows in the upper 50s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 40 percent. THURSDAY: Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Cooler. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 5 mph. THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the mis 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.

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AEP looking for oldest refrigerator
Information submitted AEP Ohio is joining forces with other utilities throughout the state to kick off Ohio’s Oldest Refrigerator Contest. The winner will receive over $1,000 in prizes for recycling the state’s most ancient refrigerator. To take part in the contest, AEP Ohio customers simply have to sign up to have their refrigerator or freezer recycled by calling 1-877-545-4112 or visiting AEPOhio.com/Rebates until July 31. Refrigerators and freezers must be in working order with an inside measurement between 10 and 30 cubic feet — standard size for most units. The customer with the oldest refrigerator recycled from AEP Ohio will win a $250 gift card and go on to represent the utility for the title of Ohio’s Oldest Refrigerator. Another $1,000 gift card will go to the winner with the oldest refrigerator in the state. The winner will be announced in August. In addition to the contest, anyone who recycles a secondary refrigerator or freezer will earn the $50 incentive and can save up to $150 a year in energy costs. While the recycling program is available year-round, the contest for over $1,000 in prizes is limited to May 1 through July 31.

State identifies new 70 mph speed zones
Information submitted COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) today unveiled a map identifying interstate highway locations where motorists will be legally permitted to drive 70 miles per hour beginning this summer. The new designations follow recently passed legislation permitting speeds to increase from 65 to 70 mph on certain sections of interstate highways. H.B. 51 – the state’s transportation budget bill, which goes into effect on July 1, 2013 – increased speeds to 70 miles per hour on interstates that are “outside urbanized areas.” The 70 mph speed limit is not new to Ohio. Motorists are already legally permitted to drive 70 miles per hour on all 241 miles of the Ohio Turnpike. And according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 34 other states in the nation have some posted speed limits of 70 miles per hour or higher including Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and West Virginia. ODOT is making 317 new signs to comply with the legislation and to alert motorists to the increased speed at a total cost of $8,287.19. The signs are expected to be in place and revealed on July 1. · 8 are “Reduced Speed Ahead” signs · 48 are brand new speed limit signs · 261 are sign pieces that will simply overlay the current 65 number with the new speed limit The new law increases the speed on 570 miles out of 1,332 miles of interstate highways in Ohio. The exact location of the speed increases are: Interstate 70 · From the Indiana border in the west to just outside of Wheeling, WV in the east, excluding Dayton, Columbus and Zanesville Interstate 71 · From the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge in southwest Ohio to just south of the border of the Cuyahoga/Medina County line in the north, excluding Columbus Interstate 75 · From just outside of Toledo going south until just north of Dayton, excluding Findlay and Lima Interstate 76 · From just outside Akron going east to just west of Youngstown Interstate 77 · From just outside of Canton south to the West Virginia border Interstate 90 · From just outside of Cleveland to the Pennsylvania border

Sauder Village opens on Memorial Day weekend
Information submitted ARCHBOLD – Memorial Day weekend historically marks the start of the summer vacation season. Families will be piling into minivans for a weekend get-away and Sauder Village is prepared to welcome guests from across the Midwest interested in making special memories together this holiday weekend. “Sauder Village is a time-honored family get-away in the Midwest,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/Media Relations specialist. “What was once considered a day-trip, however, is now a vacation destination. Families come to stay at the Inn or Campground, play in the pool, visit unique shops, enjoy great food, and make special memories while visiting the Historic Village.” Historic Sauder Village will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the holiday weekend. Hours are Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday from noon-4 p.m. and Monday, May 27 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Active military and their families (with valid military ID) as well as Veterans will receive free admission throughout the holiday weekend and on Sunday only, kids 16 and under receive free admission. Recognized as Ohio’s largest living-history village, the award-winning destination offers plenty for guests to see and do. Throughout the Historic Village, guests can experience life in Ohio through activities and stories shared in the community shops, Native American area, Pioneer Settlement, historic homes, farms and gardens. Guests of all ages enjoy visiting places like the 1910 Homestead, District 16 School, Grist Mill, Herb Shop, Depot, Church and General Store. They’ll also enjoy a ride on the Erie Express Train or the horse and buggy. New this year, Sauder Village will be hosting a special traveling exhibit of knitted Presidents in the Museum Building. The exhibit includes all fortythree men who have been President of the United States. These three-dimensional figures are surprisingly life-like with period clothing and include unique elements that represent their work, hobbies, events and activities. Created by the Knotty Knitters Club of California, this exhibit has won first prize at the California State Fair, had numerous television appearances and has been on display most recently in Chicago. While the Campground is booked for the Holiday Weekend, rooms are still available at the Sauder Heritage Inn. For more information about packages, to check availability or make a reservation, call 1-800-590-9755 or (419) 446-2541. To stay informed about all that is happening at Sauder Village visit www.saudervillage.org, like us on Facebook or follows us on Twitter @ Sauder Village. Take time this Holiday Weekend to relax and enjoy time with family and friends by planning a fun-filled getaway to Sauder Village.


Feds to run high-risk plan in Ohio
Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal and Ohio officials couldn’t agree on spending for a state-run stopgap health insurance plan that covers Ohioans who can’t get coverage elsewhere, so the U.S. government will take it over, state officials said Tuesday. The program, part of President Barack Obama’s health care law, is meant to be a temporary patch until 2014, when the federal law will require insurers to accept all applicants, regardless of medical history. The law capped spending on the program nationally at $5 billion, and the money is running out because the beneficiaries turned out to be costlier to care for than expected. Last month, the Obama administration gave proposed contract terms for the program’s remaining months to the statebased plans. If no agreement could be reached, the federal government would take over that state’s program for the rest of this year. The administrator of Ohio’s program requested more funding but it was denied, Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor wrote in a letter Tuesday to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Taylor, the state’s most vocal critic of the federal health care law, also wrote that she was concerned about the impact that the shift to a federally run program could have on residents. “Changes to benefits, treatment plans, deductibles, access to provider networks, and a potential lapse in coverage later in 2013 could harm consumers relying on the high-risk pool for their health care needs,” wrote Taylor, who is also the state’s insurance director. The federal proposal was about $12 million less than what was needed to ensure that those with serious medical problems could maintain their benefits, Ohio estimated. Messages seeking comment were left Tuesday with HHS. The program, the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan, targets patients who applied for insurance but were turned down because of such pre-existing conditions as cancer or heart disease. States and local nonprofits in 27 states administer the program, while the federal government runs the remaining plans. About 100,000 people participate nationwide. Medical Mutual of Ohio, a nonprofit insurance company, administers the state’s program. It covers more than 3,500 people.

Lima Area Concert Band hosts upcoming concerts
Information submitted The Lima Area Concert Band has been providing the citizens of the Lima area with excellent band music for forty-three years. Founded in the tradition of the great John Phillip Sousa, it is the mission of the LACB to entertain and educate with the very best in concert band music performed by area musicians. This non-profit organization of sixty-five talented musicians, led by John Hill, performs a four-concert subscription series in the Veterans Memorial and Convention Center, as well as other various concerts in the surrounding communities in the summer months. Concert series performances still to come this summer are Saturday, June 15, July 20 and September 7. General admission per concert is $15, and students are admitted free.

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Information Submitted The Board of Directors of the Lima Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Crafton Beck are delighted to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Brown as Executive Director of the Symphony. Ms. Brown will plan and direct the operations of the Lima Symphony Orchestra, including managing all human and financial resources of the LSO. She will be responsible for all strategic planning, advocacy, community outreach, fundraising, budgetary, staffing and administrative activities carried on by the orchestra. Ms. Brown was selected after an extensive search of candidates in collaboration with the League of American Orchestras. For the past five seasons, Ms. Brown has been the Director of Marketing, Communications and External Affairs for the LSO. In that role, she has handled not only public relations for the orchestra but also special event fundraising and outreach programs.

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The Next Generation

Ringwald places fifth in national graphic design competition
Information submitted Tressa Ringwald, a Vantage senior Interactive Media student from Lincolnview, brought her “A” game to the National Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference “Uncover Your Magic” held May 8 – 12 in Orlando, Fla., Ringwald placed fifth in the nation in the Graphic Design Promotion competition. In this competition, Tressa had to develop a theme for the 2014 National BPA conference in Indianapolis, illustrate that theme in a logo design and then utilize the logo in a promotional flyer. Since Indianapolis in known for racing, Ringwald’s theme was “Race to Success.” “At first when I competed, I thought I didn’t do very well, but after finding out that I placed in the top 12, I was overjoyed. The best part of it was going on stage, receiving my award and making my teacher, Mrs. DeWert, proud of me,” said Ringwald. “Last year, I went to nationals only as a voting delegate. I wanted to compete so badly, so I set a goal for myself to do well enough at regional and state contests this year so I could go to nationals and compete.” “Graphic Design Promotion is a very stiff competition at all three levels - regional, state and national. Tressa is a very dedicated individual and I could not be more proud of Tressa for her accomplishments,” Jill DeWert said. Eight other Vantage students also competed at nationals. Erice Durre, an Interactive Media senior from Wayne Trace, competed in the Computer Modeling contest. Four senior Medical Office Management students - Alyssa Pollock (Lincolnview), Mackenzie

Society names scholarship recipients
Information submitted The Welsh Society of Northwest Ohio of Gomer has announced the three $500 scholarship winners for 2013. The funds for the scholarships come from the annual Welsh Breakfast held each October and from a donation designated for scholarships from Della Salter, Elvet Foulkes and Patricia Cox in memory of Doris Rockhill. The following students verified that they were of Welsh descent and attending an accredited university: — Alexander Bair, son of Phillip and Shelly Bair of Van Wert and grandson of Loretta and Richard Grove. His great-grandparents are Leona and Glen Thomas. Blair is a 2013 graduate of Van Wert High School and will attend Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Ind., majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in environmental chemistry. — Evan Neubert, son of Cynthia and Scott Neubert of Delphos and grandson of Linda Whittington of Gomer and the late David Whittington and John and Barb Neubert of Lima. He

Bair is also the great-grandson of Margaret Jane (Lewis) and Orman Renner and John and Norma Whittington. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 2012. He is currently a sophomore at The University of Cincinnati majoring in sports broadcasting/administration with a minor in journalism. — Joel Groman, son of Dan and Brenda Groman of Columbus Grove. He is also the grandson of Elvet and Reita Foulkes of Columbus Grove and the great-grandson of Thomas Foulkes. He was a 2010 graduate of Bluffton High School and is currently attending


Rhodes State offers summer camps
Information submitted Rhodes State College is offering three half-day Summer Camps in June for youth in grades 5-11. • Raspberry Pi Technology Camp — This camp is for students wanting to learn basic computer programming. Campers will build a computer using a small credit card-sized Linux computer called Raspberry Pi. In addition, campers will create computer-based games and stream audio and video. This three-day camp is offered for two age groups: grades 6-8 on June 10-12 and grades 9-11 on June 17-19. A morning or afternoon session is available. • Robotics Camp - This three-day camp is designed to introduce middle school students to robotics. Each camper will build a robot and then use software to design, program and test Legos® Mindstorm 2.0 Robots. It is open to students in grades 6-8 with a morning or afternoon session. The camp is from June 10-12. • Fitness and Nutrition Camp - During this camp, participants will focus on

Ringwald Hanenkratt (Paulding), Julie Seidenstricker (Crestview) and Terin Rankin (Continental) joined forces to compete in the Administrative Support Team contest. Parkway’s Mikayla Stetler, a senior Medical Office Management student, competed in the Medical Office Procedures contest and junior Medical Office Management’s Layna Mihm (Van Wert) competed in the Fundamental Word Processing contest. Medical Office Management senior MacKenzie Schleeter (Lincolnview) competed in the Advanced Word Processing contest. The students were accompanied to nationals by their teachers, DeWert and Paula Getz. Approximately 5,500 students from throughout the United States participated in Business Professionals of America’s 46th National Leadership Conference. Activities included general sessions with keynote speakers, business meetings, leadership workshops, contests, election of national officers and some time at Disney World. The highlight of the conference was the presentation of the awards to the winners of the national contests.

Groman the University of Cedarville, majoring in marketing with a minor in Bible studies.

Liebrecht named Franklin B. Walter Scholar
Information submitted McComb High School senior Amanda Liebrecht, daughter of Jay and Tina Liebrecht of McComb and granddaughter of Joe and JoAnn Liebrecht of Delphos, was selected as the 2013 Franklin B. Liebrecht Walter Scholar for Hancock County. She is ranked first in her class of 71 with a GPA of 4.0 and an ACT score of 34. She is a member of the Hancock County National Honor Society and McComb Quiz Bowl Team and is in her school’s Spanish, Art and Drama clubs. She is also very active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, McComb United Methodist Youth Group and the Northwest Stars 4-H Club. Liebrecht was very active in her high school music program in both band and choir as well as theatre. She played “Meg” in Little Women her junior year and “Sarah Brown” in Guys and Dolls her senior year. She attended St. Michael School in Findlay for grades 1-8 and and participated in the Christmas Bazaar, McComb Cookie Festival and Food Pantry. She plans to attend Ohio Northern University, majoring in pharmacy. The Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award is given to a senior from each Ohio county and based on materials submitted including extra-curricular/community involvement, awards received, personal goal statement, GPA and ACT/ SAT scores.

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Days filled with extra cleaning, gardening
BY LOVINA EICHER This is Tuesday evening around 10 p.m. It’s late and I should join the rest of the family and go to bed. It seems our days are extra filled with all the extra cleaning we are doing plus gardening. Tonight we were out in the garden planting until 8:30 p.m. We planted 92 tomato plants. I am glad we waited to plant as we had 29 degrees yesterday morning. It seems very empty tonight as daughter Lovina went home from school with a friend. Only one person missing makes such an empty spot. I often think of families that lose a child or parent and the emptiness that must be felt in the house. It will be 3 years next week that sister Emma and Jacob’s little 8-month-old Marilyn was laid to rest. We still have precious memories of her short stay here on Earth. God’s ways are not our ways. Our children are a gift to us from God and only “He” knows when “He” wants them back in “His” care. Mother would always tell us to pray daily before and after the birth of each child. Who can help us better than God to raise our dear children in this world so full of hate and sin? Today, we were cleaning in the basement again. We were gathering things we don’t use or need. I’m hoping I can have a garage sale next week to get rid of the extras. The basement seems to be our place to accumulate so much. Since we skipped having church services here a year ago because of the fire we never did give the basement a thorough cleaning. With the heating stove down there all winter it accumulates dust. The water that was sprayed from the fire in the boys bedroom seeped all the way to the basement making black markings here and there. Thursday will be the wedding for Joel and Alma. Susan’s suit is all done. Meanwhile, a friend from church is helping out by sewing daughter Elizabeth’s cape and apron for her suit. Elizabeth was able to sew the dress but


American Red Cross: Ways people can assist tornado victims
Information submitted TOLEDO — The American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio offers their thoughts and concern to everyone in Oklahoma following the horrific tornado early this week. We are working around the clock to provide food and shelter to all those whose lives were affected by these storms. The local American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio is offering the following ways people can help: Information session The Red Cross will be holding information sessions at 6 p.m. on Thursday for community members interested in volunteering to assist those affected by a disaster in Northwest Ohio and around the country. Participants will learn the processes and procedures involved for disaster services volunteering including local, regional and national responses. Following the session, interested parties will receive further volunteer information and background checks before registering for operational training. The meetings will be held at the following locations: — Findlay Office, 125 Fair Street, Findlay (419-4229322) — Lima Office, 610 South Collett Street, Lima (419227-5121 ext. 6 or ext. 8) — Toledo Office, 3100 West Central Avenue, Toledo (419-329-2533) Safe and well People with loved ones in the areas affected by the tornado are encouraged to search for them at redcross. org/safeandwell. The site is available for people in the areas affected by the storm to let loved ones know that they are safe. It’s important during a disaster that victims of the

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TODAY 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. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. 7:30 p.m. — American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent dePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue. 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 5 p.m. — Delphos Coon and Sportsman’s Club hosts a chicken fry. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre.

the wedding day was coming up too fast for her to get the other items done. Daughter Lovina will have her 9th birthday on Saturday, May 18. She is excited about that and is having her school friends over on Monday, May 20 for a sleepover. She already has the evening planned. How could nine years have passed so quickly? We had only been living in Michigan for eight weeks before she was delivered by emergency C-section three weeks before her due date. I didn’t even have a doctor here in Michigan yet so we had some anxious moments. God once again had His protecting hand over us. Our sympathy goes to Arlene from Dayton, Va. She was here for a visit last fall along with her parents, Uncle, Aunt, and cousin Sharon. Sharon is a pen pal with daughter Elizabeth. Arlene was married on April 10 to Aaron. On April 30, Arlene found her husband had passed away in his sleep. How shocking this had to be for her and everyone in the community. May God give her strength and comfort to go on through this trial in her life. ASPARAGUS EGG CASSEROLE 2 cups fresh cooked asparagus 4 eggs, boiled, peeled, and chopped 1/4 cup flour 1 cup milk 1 cup shredded cheese Bread crumbs, 2 – 3 slices crumbled 4 tablespoons butter Instructions Place eggs in the bottom of greased casserole dish, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Drain asparagus and reserve 1 cup of juice (water asparagus was cooked in). Place drained asparagus on top of eggs. In a saucepan melt butter and then mix in flour. Add milk and 1 /2 cup asparagus juice. As the mixture begins to thicken add the rest of the juice. Continue to stir until mixture thickens. Pour the thick sauce over the eggs and asparagus. Sprinkle cheese on top. Add bread crumbs. Bake at 400 degrees until bread crumbs are toasted.

storm let family and friends know they are safe which can bring others great peace of mind. Tornado App People should download the free Red Cross Tornado App, available in English or Spanish for all Apple and Android devices. The app allows individuals to prepare for a tornado by testing their skills, offers best practice and tips to respond during a tornado, a list of open shelters during a tornado and much more. The app also features a highpitched siren and tornado warning alert that signals the user when a tornado warning has been issued regardless if the app is open. People can call **REDCROSS to receive a download link to their mobile phone. Financial support This has been a major disaster and the Red Cross will be there for the people in Oklahoma and their local community. People who wish to make a donation to support the Red Cross response can visit redcross.org, dial 1-800-REDCROSS or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Liberty-Benton whitewashes Wildcats in its season-ender
By JIM METCALFE Staff Writer jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com KALIDA — Kalida veteran baseball coach Jim McBride was looking to use Tuesday night’s home finale versus Liberty-Benton as a tune-up for tonight’s Elida Division IV District semifinal versus St. John’s, save for using his top two pitchers. Unfortunately, the Eagles — who have already been eliminated from the tournament — were looking to end their 2013 spring season well by sending out their eight seniors on a winning note and were throwing their ace, Jared Neiling. The Eagles rode the 4-hit shutout of Neiling (7-1; 5 strikeouts) to an 11-0 5-inning triumph. “That’s what you get when they throw their ace and we keep ours out. One might say it’s what you expect but I am never happy with a loss, especially at home,” McBride explained. “I was disappointed with our effort tonight. We’re a young team overall, playing a lot of freshmen and sophomores, but 21 games into the season, that’s no excuse anymore. We’re a District-level team that didn’t show it tonight and I don’t like how we don’t play well consistently; at times, we show signs but at others, we don’t.” Eagle coach Jim Rucki was pleased with sophomore right-hander accounted for the 7-0 score. Senior Robb Kleman got aboard on a 1-out strikeout in the dirt in the Kalida fourth. Benton finished it with a 4-run fifth on five hits — including a run-scoring double by Jordan Harpst and RBI knocks by Kenny Phi and pinch-hitter Anthony Webb — plus a sacrifice fly by Neiling that made it 11-0. Senior Kyle Vorst singled to right center in the Kalida fifth but got no farther. LIBERTY-BENTON (11) ab-r-h-rbi Jordan Harpst 2b 3-2-1-1, Jared Neiling p 3-1-1-2, Austin Ingleston ss 4-1-2-3, Mitch Young c 4-0-1-0, Kalen Rice pr 0-0-0-0, Alex Harter 3b 4-1-2-1, Andrew Kotey 1b 2-1-0-0, Brandon Samuels rf 3-1-2-1, Kenny Phi lf 3-1-2-1, Vince Riggi pr 0-1-0-0, Josh Ostrander cf 2-1-1-0, Anthony Webb ph 1-11-1. Totals 29-11-13-10. KALIDA (0) ab-r-h-rbi Brent Hovest 3b 3-0-2-0, Austin Swift cf 3-0-0-0, Neil Recker c 2-0-0-0, Kyle Kehres 2b 1-0-0-0, Colton Farrell p 1-0-0-0, Rob Kleman 1b 2-0-0-0, Trent Gerding ss 2-0-1-0, Randy Zeller p/2b 2-0-0-0, Austin Horstman rf 2-0-0-0, Kyle Vorst lf 2-0-1-0. Totals 20-04-0. See WILDCATS, page 8

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his team’s approach. “We had to wait a week to play this game after we got knocked out of the tournament and you never know how your guys will react,” he added. “We struggled to have good practices this week but we came out ready to go. I was pleased with that; the kids wanted to go out well and we did.” LB left a runner on in the first. Kalida got a leadoff single by freshman Brent Hovest (2-for-3) but he was caught stealing with one out. The visitors (22-4) broke through in the top of the second inning against junior starter Randy Zeller (0-3) on a hit (Alex Harter; 2-for-4), a hit batter (Andrew Kotey), a forceout at second by Brandon Samuels and a ground ball by Kenny Phi, scoring Harter

for a 1-0 lead. The Eagles left the bases full. Freshman Trent Gerding lined a 2-out single in the bottom half. Kalida turned a double play in the Eagle third. In the home half, Kyle Vorst got aboard on a 1-out error and Hovest singled sharply up the gut. Freshman Austin Swift grounded out to advance both runners but to no avail. Liberty broke it open with a 6-run fourth on a leadoff 3-base error on a fly ball hit by Kotey and then added five hits and a hit batter. The big blow was a bases-clearing double to the gap in right center by Austin Ingleston (2-for-4, 3 runs batted in) that chased Zeller (for Colton Farrell) and made the score 6-0. A run-scoring single by Harter — the ninth batter of the frame — that greeted the

Smith makes headlines heading into Hall vote
By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bruton Smith just can’t help himself sometimes. The eccentric track owner this week suggested he might move a race away from Charlotte Motor Speedway at the exact same time a committee is considering electing him into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. When the 54 voters cast their ballots today, it will be impossible to overlook Smith’s most recent headline-grabbing stunt. He told Charlotte television station WBTV on Monday there’s a “70 percent chance” he’ll move the October race at Charlotte to his Las Vegas property. He backtracked Tuesday in a statement that indicated his comments were out of anger in his fight with Cabarrus County over taxes. “No final decision has been made regard-

ing any race date move and I have not discussed this with NASCAR,” he asserted, before listing $100 million in improvements at CMS the past six years. “We’ve done this without asking for a handout from the government, like we’ve seen from so many other sports facilities, teams or franchises, and yet at the same time property values are falling during the recession, our Cabarrus County taxes have doubled since 2005.” See NASCAR, page 8

Munoz, Daly follow different paths to Indy 500
By MICHAEL MAROT The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Carlos Munoz’s initiation to Indianapolis went relatively smoothly. Conor Daly’s first week on the 2.5-mile oval was a little rougher. Either way, the two 21-year-olds will find themselves at the same place Sunday, starting their engines for the biggest race in the IndyCar Series. “It doesn’t really matter where you qualify; it’s still cool to be here,” Daly said Tuesday before the annual rookie luncheon

Delphos Bass Club St. Marys winners
The Delphos Bass Club held a tournament at Grand Lake St. Marys May 4. Winners are, from left, Curt Fiessinger, first place with five fish weighing 10.96 lbs. (he also had second Big Bass at 3.55 lbs.); Dave Teman, second with five fish going 10.83 lbs; Travis Tenwalde, third with 10.80 lbs.; Rob Lucas, fourth with 10.76 lbs.; and Jason Gordon, Big Bass with a largemouth going 3.60 lbs. (Photo submitted)

NWC announces baseball, softball All-Conference teams
The Delphos Herald DELPHOS — The Northwest Conference coaches voted for the league’s baseball and softball All-Conference teams Monday night at Jefferson HIgh School. A tie in the voting by baseball coaches resulted in the selection of Co-Players of the Year for the 2013 baseball season. Matt Jay, a senior catcher from Columbus Grove, and Damian Helm, a junior pitcher/outfielder from Crestview, both tallied 174 points out of a possible total of 180 to share the POY honors. Crestview’s Jim Wharton was the unanimous selection of his peers as the Coach of the Year. Wharton led the Knights to a 9-0 record and an outright NWC championship. Jay hit .500 for the conference-runnerup Bulldogs, scored 27 runs, had 37 hits and 36 RBIs. Helm was 7-0 on the mound for the Knights with a sparking 0.49 ERA. He struck out 62 batters and walked only three in 42 2/3 innings; he also hit .359 and had a .410 onbase percentage. Jay was joined on the First Team by Columbus Grove teammates Trey Roney (senior pitcher/1B; 123) and senior shortstop Brandon Benroth (99). Helm is joined by Crestview junior teammate Bryce Richardson (shortstop/pitcher; 139). Other first-team players are junior Colin Stolly (pitcher/shortstop; 164) and Sam Huffman (senior pitcher/center field; 134) of Lima Central Catholic, Jefferson senior rightfielder/pitcher Drew Kortokrax (128), junior shortstop Trent Phillips of Bluffton (112) and sophomore outfielder Tanner Stippich (90) of Allen East. Second-teamers were Crestview senior first sacker Jake Harmon (89); juniors Chris McClain (pitcher/1B; 73) and Drake Lugibuhl (centerfield; 35) of Bluffton; LCC seniors LCC: Corey O’Dowd (aenior outfielder; 12); Ada: Austin Cobb (senior pitcher/shortstop; 10); Lincolnview: Kyle Williams (junior outfielder; 1). Those with no points: Ada: Brayden Sautter (freshman SS/2B); Bluffton: Nathan Risner (senior P/1B); Columbus Grove: Elisha Jones (sophomore P); Crestview: Nate Owens (sophomore C); LCC: Ben Stolly (senior 1B) and Drew Jennings (junior 2B/3B); Paulding: Michael Bauer (senior IF) and Javier Gonzales (junior IF/P). In softball, LCC junior pitcher/third baseman Meredith Shepherd and Kevin Wilkerson swept the Player and Coach of the Year awards. Shepherd, a 2-time first-team all-conference selectee, hit .542 this year for the Lady Thunderbirds with a team-high 39 hits, five home runs and 25 RBIs. She was also 10-4 as a pitcher with an ERA of 2.10 She received 175 of a possible 180 points to edge Kirstin Hicks of Crestview (junior first baseman/ pitcher; 170) for POY honors. Wilkerson led LCC to a 7-2 conference record and a 3-way share of the NWC championship with Crestview and Lincolnview. Shepherd was joined on the First Team by LCC teammate Sydney Santaguida (sophomore shortstop; 82). Hicks is joined by Crestview teammate Terra Crowle (sophomore pitcher/first baseman; 123). Others were Bobbi Heckel (senior pitcher; 151) of Columbus Grove, senior Kaitlin Brant (second base; 136) and junior pitcher Ashley McClure (114) of Lincolnview, junior Tori Johnston (third base/pitcher; 108) of Spencerville, freshman catcher Kelsey Beck (97) of Paulding and senior middle infielder Madison Schantz (90) of Allen East. On the second unit were Lincolnview’s Jodie Doner (senior centerfielder; 78) and senior catcher Lauren Calvert (64) of Lincolnview; Allen East junior catcher Erin Conkle (76); Ada junior catcher Ashley Windle (69): Bluffton senior Adrian Rumer (first/third base; 61) and senior shortstop Katie Palte (54); Spencerville junior catcher Haleigh Mull (58); Columbus Grove sophomore third sacker Hope Schroeder (54); Meredith Neise (junior centerfielder; 41) of LCC; and Crestview junior third sacker Brooke Bowen (39). Honorable Mention - Jefferson: Hannah Sensibaugh (junior third baseman; 28) and senior pitcher Taylor Branham (10); Spencerville: Alex Shumate (freshman pitcher/outfielder; 23), senior shortstop Alyssa Mulholland (17) and sophomore Mackenzie Ringwald (centerfielder/third base; 8); Allen East: Kaycee Rowe (junior pitcher/shortstop; 22), sophomore Audrey Rodriguez (third/ first base/shortstop; 14) and junior pitcher Aubren Davis (5); Columbus Grove: Katie Roose (junior catcher; 20); Crestview: Mackenzie Riggenbach (sophomore shortstop; 17); Paulding: Morgan Riley (sophomore third base; 16), junior shortstop Jerika Bland (15) and senior Breana Schmidt (DP/ first base; 13); Lincolnview: Julia Thatcher (sophomore rightfielder; 15) and sophomore leftfielder Devann Springer (3); Ada: Kendra Paul (senior third baseman; 14), senior first baseman Samantha Wildman (8) and sophomore Alexis Amburgey (pitcher/shortstop; 1); LCC: Kayla Verhoff (sophomore first base; 10) and sophomore catcher Casey Clark (1). Those with no points - Jefferson: Fallon Van Dyke (senior CF) and junior Jasmine McDougall (junior 1B); Lincolnview: Baylee Neate (sophomore SS); Columbus Grove: Kyrah Yinger (freshman SS); Crestview: Haley Helm (freshman 2B) and Mariah Henry (senior OF); Allen East: Kylie Wyss (freshman CF/1B); Paulding: Emily Farr (junior P).

at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. All four rookies — Munoz, Daly, AJ Allmendinger and Tristan Vautier — would agree. But there’s almost nothing that compares to starting on the front row as a rookie, which is what Munoz will do at the 97th running of the

500. The last rookie driver to start on the front row was another Colombian, Juan Pablo Montoya, who qualified second in 2000 and dominated the race en route to his only Indy win. See INDY, page 8

Kortokrax Nick Watkins (pitcher/infielder; 73) and catcher Connor Dee (42); Jefferson junior Ross Thompson (shortstop/pitcher; 70); Paulding juniors Quentin Vance (outfielder; 65) and Kyle Kauser (outfielder/pitcher; 53); and senior shortstop Nick Leeth (64) and junior pitcher Eli Farmer (36) of Lincolnview. Honorable Mention - Crestview: Cam Etzler (junior outfield/shortstop; 34) and Isaiah Simerman (junior third base/pitcher; 8); Allen East: Erik Neely (sophomore infielder/pitcher; 19), Braden Goodwin (sophomore pitcher/catcher; 8) and Derek Ketchum (senior outfielder; 8); Spencerville: Joel Shimp (senior pitcher/first base; 18) and Sean Monfort (senior rightfielder; 15); Columbus Grove: Blake Hoffman (senior centerfielder; 15) and Brady Shafer (senior rightfielder; 14);


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Super Bowl L goes to San Francisco Bay Area
By BARRY WILNER The Associated Press BOSTON — The NFL will celebrate its 50th Super Bowl in northern California, where its newest, most high-tech venue is being built. That makes South Florida, in the midst of a spat over expensive stadium renovations, a loser for the 2016 game. And Miami took a double defeat when Houston was awarded the 2017 championship game. In two separate votes, NFL owners Tuesday went with the both San Francisco Bay Area and Houston on the first ballot at their spring meetings. The 49ers’ new home is set to open next year in Santa Clara and will host the first Super Bowl in the area since 1985. Houston staged the 2004 Super Bowl. Miami has hosted 10 of them — including the Jets upset of the Colts in 1969 — and is tied with New Orleans for the most. But South Florida got rejected twice after the Florida Legislature did not support financing to renovate Sun Life Stadium. “We are so excited to be able to be able to put on the ‘Golden Super Bowl’ in the Golden State,” 49ers’ CEO Jed York said. They will stage it in what is being promoted as the most technologically advanced stadium in the world and earned that right on a day when the NFL made a $400 million deal with Microsoft to upgrade the fan viewing experience. Levi’s Stadium figures to be the first cashless, ticketless venue in NFL championship history, with WiFi capability for 75,000 people. “After losing a Super Bowl (to Baltimore last February), it feels really good to win a Super Bowl,” York cracked. Houston hosted once before, in 2004, and is calling the 51st Super Bowl an international experience that will include fans from Mexico. “I think a lot of them just felt like, hey, it’s Houston’s time,” Texans’ owner Robert McNair said of his colleagues. “They knew we could do a good job. From 2004 to ‘17, that’s 13 years. So I agree, I think it’s Houston’s time.” The only previous Super Bowl played in northern California was at Stanford Stadium in 1985. When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the 2016 decision, members of the San Francisco bid committee let out a roar of approval, then toasted each other with champagne. It was the first time in a decade that a Super Bowl was awarded on the first ballot. “The Bay Area has been waiting for a (title) game since 1985. We have a stadium now … we are just thrilled and couldn’t be happier about this,” said Daniel Lurie, a leader of the San Francisco bid. “We are going to get to highlight the best the Bay Area has to offer.” That includes donating 25 percent of the proceeds from the stadium construction in Atlanta. The multi-purpose stadium could cost as much as $1 billion, with team owner Arthur Blank committed to funding most of it. Blank, speaking at the NFL’s spring meetings, called the decision by the team owners an “important milestone” in moving the project forward. The owners also approved financing for renovations of stadiums in Charlotte and Philadelphia. Speaking with reporters after the votes, Goodell added: — The draft will be held between May 8-17 next year because the venue, Radio City Music Hall, is hosting an Easter show in April. He expects the draft will remain in May, with other adjustments to the NFL’s calendar, including the dates for the combine and the opening of free agency, to be discussed with the players’ union. — A third international game in upcoming seasons could be added now that both games for 2013 in London have sold out. — The Pro Bowl could be moved from Hawaii back to mainland cities after the 2014 game but will remain on the Sunday one week before the Super Bowl. — Expanding the playoffs — and cutting two games off the preseason — still are being discussed. A reduced preseason could happen with either the current 16-game regular season or with an 18-game schedule. NFL, Xbox enhancing interactive television viewing:

game to fight poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area, York added. The Dolphins were denied public money for a stadium upgrade in South Florida following widespread complaints about the public investment sunk into the Marlins’ new baseball home. Multi-billionaire Dolphins’ owner Stephen Ross contends $350 million in stadium improvements are badly needed but he doesn’t want to pay for them by himself. Nor does he want a scaled-down renovation of the 26-year-old facility. Goodell said some owners privately told him they were concerned with the stadium situation in Miami. For years, it was thought the NFL would seek to stage the 50th Super Bowl in Los Angeles, where the first one was played (but did not sell out) on Jan. 15, 1967. But with no franchise in LA and no suitable stadium projects approved, that hope disappeared. Next Feb. 2, the game goes outdoors in a cold-weather site for the first time, at MetLife Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands. The 2015 game will be played in the Phoenix area. Earlier Tuesday, owners approved a $200 million loan for

Imagine Sean Payton holding up a Surface tablet instead of a cardboard playsheet on the sideline. Envision Peyton Manning sitting on the bench and dissecting the last series from a variety of camera angles on his hand-held device instead of looking at still photos. Or sitting at home and pulling up real-time highlights on a Sunday afternoon. It’s coming. The NFL and Microsoft, through its next generation Xbox device, are combining to upgrade interactive TV viewing of pro football games in a multi-year agreement announced Tuesday. The next step after that, perhaps as early as 2014, will be bringing technology to the sidelines on tablets. The deal is worth $400 million over five years for the NFL, according to a person familiar with the agreement. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because financial details have not been made public. Fans will get new television viewing innovations including the ability to watch games, Skype video chat with other fans, view statistics, access highlights in real time and gather fantasy information about players and teams — all on a single screen. For those who prefer multiple screens, fans can get an even deeper experience on mobile devices and tablets with SmartGlass technology. Such technology is expected to keep fans not one step but several strides ahead of what’s being presented live on TV now. Consider that a Bears fan in Chicago could be watching his team take on the Giants at Soldier Field while conversing visually with a friend in New York on the same screen. Also on that screen could be all pertinent statistics for the game, access to NFL Red Zone and to replays from the Giants-Bears matchup. Plus — and perhaps as significant as anything to the NFL given the popularity of fantasy football — real-time updated stats from around the league. Call it seamless fantasy integration with the real product. Branding of Microsoft products on the hoods of the referee’s on-field instant replay station and other sideline areas will begin this season. In coming years, coaches or coordinators figure to have Surface tablets to aid in-game planning and for play calling.

Experienced Heat, upstart Pacers ready to go Leake’s pitching, Wright’s
E send Reds past Mets
By BEN WALKER The Associated Press NEW YORK — Mike Leake pitched 3-hit ball for seven sharp innings and the Cincinnati Reds parlayed star third baseman David Wright’s early error Tuesday night into a 4-0 victory over the New York Mets. Devin Mesoraco homered as the Reds won for the ninth time in 11 games. They scored three times in the first inning after Wright let a bases-loaded, 2-out grounder skip through his legs. Leake (4-2) struck out four, walked two and became the latest pitcher to shut down the Mets at Citi Field. New York has lost 10-of-12 at home, rarely scoring many runs. Leake escaped his biggest jam by retiring slumping Ike Davis on a grounder with runners on second and third to end the fourth. The Associated Press MIAMI — Dwyane Wade’s rookie season ended with a playoff loss to the Indiana Pacers. The next year, the Miami Heat were headed to the Eastern Conference finals and certain that an NBA championship was in their sights. That’s when Wade learned a valuable lesson: Never take playoff chances for granted. Wade hurt his rib cage on a simple crossover dribble during that 2005 East title series and the Heat season ended with a Game 7 home loss to Detroit. He’s been to the East finals three times since, prevailing in them all, and today will look to take a first step toward a fourth conference championship when the Heat play host to the Pacers in Game 1 of their playoff rematch from a year ago. “I know I’m blessed to be going to the Eastern Conference finals for my fifth time,” Wade said. “But I would like a lot more in my career. It’s a good thing. We’ve been very successful in my tenure here. But I want more.” For Wade and Udonis Haslem, this marks five East finals appearances in nine years. For LeBron James, it’s a fifth trip to this round in the past seven years, now three straight with Miami after a pair of trips to the East finals with Cleveland. For Ray Allen, it’s a fourth East title-round trip in six years, the first three of those coming with Boston. Experience, it all favors Miami. For the Pacers, this is pretty much uncharted waters. Only one current Pacers player has ever appeared in a conference-final game and that was backup big man Ian Mahinmi, who played exactly 71 seconds in one game of the 2011 West title series without so much as taking a shot. Nonetheless, the Pacers seem far from bothered by the fact that this stage is a new place for them. “There’s four teams left playing basketball in the NBA and this is something we’ve been looking forward to all year,” Pacers forward David West said. “We lost to this team in the second round last year, so we’ve already gotten a step farther this season.” Indiana took Miami to six games last season, leading the series 2-1 at one point, and left an impact on the Heat with words, actions and play. The series was always physical, at times bloody, and it took some superb efforts by Wade and James for Miami — which was without Chris Bosh for 5 1/2 of those six games — to put the Pacers away. It’s not in the nature of either of these teams to back down from physicality and tough play will almost certainly be a theme in this series. But if there’s one thing the Pacers and Heat agree upon, it’s that this series will be decided by execution, not intimidation. “I think this will be about substance,” Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. “This series has plenty to offer without hard The 25-year-old righty has never pitched a shutout in the majors and was pulled for reliever Sam LeCure to begin the eighth. LeCure and Logan Ondrusek each threw a hitless inning to complete the shutout. Jonathon Niese (3-5) wasn’t charged with an earned run but he hurt himself with continuing control troubles. He walked three, all on full counts in the opening inning. Niese set down the first two batters of the night before Joey Votto walked, Brandon Phillips looped a single and Jay Bruce walked. Todd Frazier followed with a hard grounder right at Wright and the ball bounced under his glove and let two runs score. Earlier this season, Wright ran his errorless streak to 77 games, a team record for third basemen. See REDS, page 8

fouls and trash-talking. It’s going to be about basketball.” The Heat are overwhelming favorites, at least according to the Las Vegas oddsmakers, who apparently aren’t putting much stock in that it was the Pacers who prevailed in two of the three meetings between the teams this season. In turn, the Heat aren’t putting much stock in expectations. Even though it’s starting to seem like an annual event, getting to the conference final round, Heat players insist that it’s still as big a deal now as it ever was. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was an assistant on that team — Shaquille O’Neal’s initial season in Miami — that fully expected to be Finals-bound in 2005. Then Wade got hurt and everything changed. Wade isn’t 100 percent this time around either, though has said in recent days that his bruised right knee is good enough for him to play. He doesn’t even plan on missing any more practice time this season. The Pacers have some mild injury concerns as well, with West dealing with an injury to his lower right leg and 7-2 center Roy Hibbert needing a tape job on his right thumb after a hit in practice earlier this week. They’re both expected to play today. Cavaliers win NBA draft lottery again NEW YORK — Nick Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers have beaten the NBA lottery odds again. The Cavaliers won the lottery for the second time in three years Tuesday, giving them the No. 1 pick for the June 27 draft. Gilbert, owner Dan Gilbert’s bowtiewearing son, was on stage for another the victory. After he won it in 2011, the Cavs used the pick to take eventual Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving. The Orlando Magic fell back one spot to No. 2, while the Washington Wizards vaulted from the No. 8 spot to third. Ten years after winning the lottery

that landed them LeBron James, the Cavaliers picked up another opportunity to help speed up the rebuilding process since his departure to Miami in 2010. The potential No. 1 pick this year, Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel, is no James. But he could be a nice addition for the Cavs once he’s recovered from a torn ACL — if they keep the pick. They also have Nos. 19, 31 and 33 for new coach Mike Brown, who they rehired after firing Byron Scott following a 24-58 season. The Cavs’ entourage — all wearing wine-colored bowties as well — celebrated their latest victory, which came with 15.6-percent odds after they finished with the NBA’s third-worst record at 24-58. Not even having 4-time winner Pat Williams on stage and 25 percent odds could get the No. 1 pick for the Magic. The team with the best odds hasn’t won since 2004, when Orlando won for the third time with Williams representing them and drafted Dwight Howard. The franchise hadn’t been back since 2006. Even heading back to their Hornets name couldn’t change the luck of the Bobcats, who were lottery losers for the second straight year. Hours after owner Michael Jordan announced they were planning to get back the original nickname of the Charlotte franchise, the Bobcats fell from No. 2 to the fourth spot. The lottery sets the top three teams and the remainder of the 14 teams finish in inverse order of their record. Phoenix will pick fifth, followed by New Orleans, Sacramento, Detroit, Minnesota, Portland, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City, Dallas, and Utah. The Thunder got the Raptors’ pick as payment of a previous trade because it didn’t move into the top three. Guards Ben McLemore of Kansas and Trey Burke of Michigan, the college player of the year, and Georgetown forward Otto Porter Jr. are considered other top available players.

Tigers topple Indians 5-1
By TOM WITHERS The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Miguel Cabrera hit a 2-run homer and Max Scherzer retired 22 straight batters after the first inning, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 5-1 win over Cleveland on Tuesday night to stop the Indians’ winning streak at five and trim their lead in the AL Central. Cabrera’s laser shot in the sixth inning off Corey Kluber (3-3) helped the Tigers win for just the second time in six games. The defending AL champions also moved within 1 1/2 games of the first-place Indians, who have won 18-of23 since April 28. Scherzer (6-0) gave up two singles and a run in the first before shutting down baseball’s hottest team for eight innings. The right-hander walked just one and struck out seven, including the final four he faced. Scherzer’s 118th and last pitch was his fastest — a 98-mph heater to fan Drew Stubbs. Scherzer gave the Tigers a much-needed outing and set the stage for Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, who will pitch tonight.

Andy Dirks hit a solo homer in the sixth and had two RBIs as Detroit won the first game of the short, showdown series. In the first, Scherzer was touched for a leadoff single by Michael Bourn, a 1-out base hit by Asdrubal Cabrera and a hard-hit sacrifice fly by Michael Brantley before he made the Indians look silly. He mixed his pitches, had Cleveland’s hitters offbalance and grew stronger as the game went on. Scherzer, who won five straight starts before getting a no-decision in his last outing against Houston, didn’t get much support but was so good he didn’t need it. See INDIANS, page 8

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(Continued from page 7) Donald Lutz then beat out an infield hit that reloaded the bases and Mesoraco drew another walk that forced home a run. Niese struck out Leake to end an inning in which he threw 48 pitches. Mesoraco hit reliever Collin McHugh’s first pitch in the ninth for his second home run. Votto extended his hitting streak to 10 games while Bruce’s string ended at 11. NOTES: Reds SS Zack Cozart returned to the lineup after missing two games because of a stomach illness. … Reds CF Shin-Soo Choo got a day off. … Mets ace RHP Matt Harvey (5-0, 1.55 ERA) starts this afternoon vs. RHP Mat Latos (4-0, 2.91). … The win made the Reds 146-145 all-time when visiting the Mets, including games at the Polo Grounds, Shea Stadium and Citi Field. … Niese struck out seven. He has walked 27 and fanned 31 this season. … The Mets have scored three runs or less in nine straight home games.


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(Continued from page 6) Score by Innings: Lib.-Ben. 0 1 0 6 4 - 11 Kalida 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 E: Ingleston, Swift, Gerding; DP: Kalida 1; LOB: Liberty-Benton 6, Kalida 5; 2B: Harpst, Ingleston, Samuels; CS: Hovest (by Young); SF: Neiling.


(Continued from page 6) Munoz remembers it well. Back then, he was just a kid watching his childhood racing idol on TV and savoring every precious moment of a memorable victory that sent Colombians pouring into the streets. It was enough to convince Munoz then that he could one day follow in Montoya’s footsteps. He just never dreamed their paths would be so similar. Like Montoya in 2000, Munoz came to the historic track with one of the big-name teams in American open-wheel racing. Montoya drove for Chip Ganassi, Munoz is working for Michael Andretti. Like Montoya in 2000, Munoz is the fastest rookie in the field at 228.342 mph. Like Montoya in 2000, Munoz will start second, the middle of the front row. And in Colombia, his ability to find speed certainly has raised expectations. “Before coming here, my main goal was to the Indy Lights championship,” said Munoz, who has started on the front row of every Lights race. “Right now, I’m the championship leader, so I’m saying I have to win Indy Lights first and I’m not putting any pressure on me to win it (the 500).” For Munoz, this May could not have gone any better. He passed his rookie test on opening day. A little more than 24 hours later, he posted the fastest lap in Indy practice. He spent the rest of the week near the top of the speed charts and when qualifying began Saturday, Munoz and his four better-known teammates — Marco Andretti, Canada’s James Hinchcliffe, defending series champ Ryan Hunter-Reay and Venezuela’s E.J. Viso — were all considered front-runners in the battle to win the pole. Somehow, Munoz wound up the top qualifier of the Andretti five after the 9-car pole shootout. Daly’s month couldn’t have gone much worse. The problems began after Daly missed the first two days of Indy practice so he could race in Spain, then returned to Indy late Sunday only to learn that someone had lost his

IP H R ER BB SO LIBERTY-BENTON Neiling (W, 7-1) 5.0 4 0 0 0 5 KALIDA (Continued from page 6) Zeller (L, 0-3) 3.1 7 7 5 1 1 Farrell 1.2 6 4 4 0 0 Smith was left off the list WP: Neiling, Zeller, Farrell; HBP: Harpst of 25 nominees the first four (by Zeller), Kotey (by Zeller). years of the Hall of Fame. He maintained he didn’t care but when his name was finally added last month to the list of nominees, the overwhelming congratulations made him realize the magnitude of the luggage — a bag that included his protective honor. “It wasn’t something I HANS device. Fortunately, Marco Andretti gave his to Daly so he could pass rookie ori- was particularly concerned about,” Smith said in a recent entation. Last Thursday, Daly got into real trouble interview from the office he when he sensed something with the No. 41 works out of at his Ford dealcar. Suddenly, the car spun coming out of the ership. “But then I was nomifirst turn, sending him into the wall and skid- nated and became a candidate ding down the track between turns one and and all the people around me told me how wonderful it two with the No. 41 car on its side. It was the only practice crash of the month was. So it was wonderful.” The public tax squabble and it sent A.J. Foyt’s team scrambling to could jeopardize his chances rebuild the car in time for qualifying. The hard knocks still weren’t over for to become a first ballot HallDaly, the son of a former Formula One driver, of-Famer. But that’s who Smith is — he says what Indy starter and television racing analyst. On Pole Day, Daly’s first lap was clocked he thinks at the moment and at 221.528 mph, then dropped to 214.210 and doesn’t much worry about then came puffs of smoke out of the rear end consequences. He also likes of his car. Again, Foyt’s team was scrambling, to bluff and the game is much this time installing a new engine overnight to easier when you’ve got as give Daly a chance to make the 33-car starting many chips as the billiongrid on Bump Day. Daly did just that with a aire owner of Speedway 4-lap average of 223.582, putting him on the Motorsports Inc. It’s a game he’s long inside of Row 11. played with NASCAR, datFor Daly, that was good enough. “In the end, I finally got run in qualifying ing to the early days when trim Sunday morning and then we decided founder Bill France Sr. was just to get it in the show and not worry too still building his regional much about the speed,” Daly said. “The crash stock-car series. Smith has was a big learning experience for me because been hooked since his family I was able to feel how car was on the edge a took him as an 8-year-old to the old Charlotte Fairground little bit too far.” Allmendinger, the 31-year-old who drove for his first race. “I loved it so damn much, in NASCAR and Champ Car before coming to Indy, feels a little out of place around I needed another set of these young guys — but isn’t complaining. eyes because I couldn’t see Allmendinger was the highest qualifier from enough,” recalled Smith, who Roger Penske’s team. He’ll start fifth, the was driving cars at 11 and middle of Row 2 after posting an average of figured out by 16 the vehicles he had access to didn’t go fast 228.099. “I look at these guys and think ‘God, enough for his liking. His plan wasn’t to become all these rookies; they’re so young’,” Allmendinger said. “I guess maybe I’ll have a race promoter; Smith maintains he was “talked into that” to rely on youthful experience.” Daly just hopes his luck changes Sunday. during a driver meeting. But he agreed to give it a shot And Munoz hopes nothing changes at all. “It means a lot, you know,” Munoz replied and despite heavy rains the when asked about being mentioned with day of the race, made enough Montoya. “I think we’ve had some great days money on his first event that


Kluber went right at Mr. Triple Crown his first two times up and retired Cabrera on a grounder to third in the first and routine fly to center in the fourth. But in the sixth, Cabrera did what he does best. Dirks opened the inning with his fifth homer, a drive into the right-field seats to tie it 1-all. Torii Hunter followed with a double that one-hopped the wall in right, bringing up Cabrera with first base open. Indians manager Terry Francona elected to have Kluber to pitch to Cabrera, who rocketed an 0-1 fastball over the center-field fence to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead. Detroit added two runs in the ninth on RBI

singles by Dirks and Prince Fielder. The Indians were missing first baseman Nick Swisher, who was placed on the paternity list before the game after his wife, JoAnna, gave birth to the couple’s first child. With Swisher out, Brantley batted cleanup for the first time this season and his sacrifice fly in the first gave the Indians a 1-0 lead. Bourn led off with a grounder through the box off Scherzer and raced to third on Asdrubal Cabrera’s broken-bat single with one out. Brantley followed with a liner to right-center that was run down by Hunter but was deep enough to score the speedy Bourn easily. That was it for the Indians, though, as Scherzer shut them down.

his interest was piqued. So Smith tried to promote a second race and made a little more money, correcting the mistakes he’d made in his first outing. By the time he promoted his third event, he was hooked. “Making money can be quite habit forming,” Smith said. He soon began working with France in promoting races for the fledgling National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing,and Smith built his first permanent motorsports facility — Charlotte Motor Speedway, which opened for business in June 1960 with NASCAR’s first 600-mile race. “It was hot. God it was hot,” Smith replied when asked his memory of that first event. But he also takes pride in that when he opened Charlotte, he did it with a bang: “The World 600 was the longest race — there’d never been anything like it. It had the largest purse, $100,000, and nobody had ever heard of a purse of $100,000 for a stock car race. But we wanted to be the biggest and we wanted to be something special. So that’s what we did.” Only he was $400,000 in debt to his creditors after building the track and Smith was unable to get any loans; he went into bankruptcy reorganization and SMI emerged debt-free. He was off and running from there, building a portfolio of eight tracks that currently host 13 races on the Sprint Cup schedule. And SMI has set the gold standard in amenities and fan experience because of the vision Smith has had. Smith pours money into his tracks, paying for upgrades at outdated facilities and finding ways to enhance the fan experience. He was the first promoter to

install permanent lights for a NASCAR race and bought Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee and transformed it into a must-visit event. Smith made enemies along the way and sparred often with Bill France Jr. during his reign as head of NASCAR. He told The Associated Press his greatest regret in racing is letting France Jr. roll over him at a time they could have formed a partnership. Smith claims the late France Jr. asked to speak to him during an event at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York and asked Smith “to help me build NASCAR. “I said to him, ‘Billy, what the hell do you think I’ve been doing all these years’?” Smith recalled. “I’ll always regret that I did not drive a harder bargain with Billy. I helped him with no compensation.” As a result, Smith’s status in NASCAR has never changed: he’s viewed as just another track promoter. Only he’s got the biggest mouth, the fattest checkbook and the ability to push every button in the NASCAR hierarchy. The at-track experience is what it is today because of Smith and the initiatives SMI has taken has pushed NASCAR sister company Speedway Motorsports Inc. to up its game, too. And that’s what is most important to Smith. “I wanted race fans, when they come to a race, a year or two later they may not remember who won that day,” Smith added. “But they are going to remember the pre-race show, they are going to remember their experience at the track and what was good and what worked and what didn’t work. That has always been our goal to make sure the fans had the time of their lives at the track.”

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Dr. Emani Joins Van Wert County Hospital Specialty Clinic
Information submitted VAN WERT — Van Wert County Hospital Specialty Clinic has announce the addition of Janaki L. Emani, M.D., to the growing list of staff physicians. Dr. Emani is a board certified Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist and will join the Van Wert County Hospital Specialty Clinic to serve the needs of patients with related medical conditions. Dr. Emani’s office will be located in Suite 209 of the Van Wert Health Center. She will begin seeing patients in May on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. “Van Wert County Hospital Specialty Clinic wishes to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Emani. Her experience and professionalism makes her a valuable member to both our team of physicians and community. As a dedicated physician, I am confident she will provide exceptional medical care and treatment to her patients. We look forward to welcoming her aboard” says Nicholas Spoonmore, Executive Director of Van Wert Medical Services. Dr. Janaki Emani is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg medical publications related to laryngological and otological medicine and has served as speaker and presenter at the Chicago Laryngology and Otology Society. Her presentation experience includes: Persistent Obstructive Sleep Apnea after Adenotonsillectomy in Children Under Three Years. Dr. Emani also is a physician at Ear, Nose, Throat, & Sinus Associates, Lima. Her prior experience also includes serving as faculty member at ENT Allergy, Chicago, Illinois, and clinical associate at Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery, Chicago, Illinois. She is thrilled to join the Specialty Clinic and to be a part of the Van Wert County community. Van Wert County Hospital’s team of professionals continues the tradition of providing quality and compassionate care to patients in the communities it serves. “Thank you for making me a part of your community. I am excited to get to know each patient and to be a part of their personalized healthcare team. I look forward to helping educate patients on their ear, nose, and throat conditions, and working with them to provide the best treatment options,” says Dr. Emani.


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Annual Fortman Insurance Cornhole Tournament for United Way
It was “Battle of the Businesses” on May 17 and the excitement was in the front yard of Fortman Insurance where a fundraiser was held for the Putnam County United Way. Twelve businesses took part in the sixth annual Cornhole Tournament. Executive Director Jeanne Beutler was helping take part in the event. All Service Bucket took first place and includes, from left, Nick Felkey, Jared Miller, Rick Roof, John Fortman, Shawn Imm and Will Henry. The event raised $525 for the United Way. Thank you to all who donated.

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MyFitnessPal, a free smart phone app and website, got one of the top satisfaction scores in Consumer Reports’ recent diet ratings. And while Weight Watchers is still the people’s choice, chosen by four out of 10 Consumer Reports readers, its scoring on satisfaction is not as impressive as MyFitnessPal. This year, Consumer Reports tapped its large readership to rate diets. In fact, the survey of 9,376 readers is one of the largest ever done on specific diets. The results reflect the broadening landscape of diets that subscribers reported using. In 2011, the last time Consumer Reports rated diets, it based the Ratings on the results of clinical trials and a nutritional analysis. The survey garnered enough responses to rate 13 diets representing two categories, commercial plans and do-ityourself (DIY) plans. In the commercial category, Weight Watchers received one of the top reader scores (74), followed by Medifast (70), Jenny Craig (66) and Nutrisystem (56). In terms of initial weight loss, Medifast was the only commercial plan to receive an above average rating. In fact, dieters said they lost more weight on the low-calorie Medifast program than any other diet rated by Consumer Reports: a typical weight loss of 20 to 43 pounds for men and 14 to 40 pounds for women. Weight Watchers received top scores for allowing a variety of foods and for encouraging calorie awareness, exercise and consumption of fruits and vegetables. Of the nine DIY plans, MyFitnessPal received an overall satisfaction score of 83 and top marks for maintenance, calorie awareness and food variety. The Paleo Diet, which instructs dieters to eat like a caveman, received an 80 score, followed by the Mediterranean Diet (77) and SparkPeople (76) which, like MyFitnessPal, is an app and website. The report notes that readers gave high marks to the diets that helped them maintain weight loss and that prescribed lifestyle changes that were easy to make.

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DEAR BRUCE: My husband and I are try- BRUCE WILLIAMS ing to retire but did not manage to save enough to supplement our Social Security pensions. We have three small IRAs, but they will not last long enough. We are contemplating getting a reverse mortgage on our home. It is worth about $300,000, and we have a line of credit on it of about $49,000, which would be deducted from the amount of the reverse mortgage. Is this a wise choice for us? I am 67, and my husband is 72. We would need to use only $20,000 a year from this mortgage to afford us the quality of life to which we are accustomed. Please advise us on this matter, as we find your advice to others very wise. -- P.D., via email DEAR P.D.: You are considering a reverse mortgage net of about $250,000 ($300,000, minus the $49,000 line of credit), which would probably give you no more than $125,000 on the reverse mortgage. That would give you about $20,000 a year for perhaps eight years, considering the interest on the investment. Then what? That’s the problem. A reverse mortgage could be a short-term solution, but it’s not a long-term one. Another option would be to sell the house, rent a place and walk out with $250,000. Invested at 7 percent, this could give you $15,000 to $18,000 a year income without attacking principal. While you may not be happy about selling the house, it seems to me that now would be the time to unload it and invest the money. This might change your style of living, but wouldn’t it be better to consider that now than to take the reverse mortgage, dissipate the money and then be out of options? For a lot of people, a reverse mortgage is a good answer, but I don’t think in your case it is the way to go. DEAR BRUCE: My daughter is 40 years old and single. She lives in Michigan and has had a good job for 20 years. She purchased a condo 12 years ago, on which she owes $74,000. Her condo fees are $160 a month. There are 40 units in this association. She was told only 12 to 15 of these units pay the dues. Her condo is now assessed at $20,000. Many people are subletting or walking away. Pretty soon, I feel the association will bankrupt the place. My question is: Should she keep on doing what she is doing? Is there any recourse for her to stop pouring money into a bad situation? I think she would be better off taking her $635 payment and dues and renting a place. -- K.D., via email DEAR K.D.: Your daughter has a serious problem. If the condo association is taking back units and is unable to sell them, the problem of less and less income will continue. You may be correct in your observation that the association will eventually have to go bankrupt. Whether there’s any way for your daughter to “stop pouring money into a bad situation,” I don’t know. Selling the unit may be problematic. But taking a hike like the others is also a problem. She should seek the services of an attorney to determine precisely what, if any, steps the condo association could take against her if she were to abandon her condo, and also what recourse she may have if the association chooses bankruptcy. No matter how you slice it, her situation is, at the least, perilous. DEAR BRUCE: We thoroughly enjoy your column and now find we need your sage advice. My husband’s mother recently passed away. We plan to take a portion of the inheritance, $100,000, and either pay down a $218,000 mortgage (30 years at 3.52 percent) on a condo we purchased last year, or invest it. We are both relatively young retirees. While we are inclined to pay down debt, we also think there are good investment options and tax advantages to keeping the mortgage. What do you advise? -- T.C., via email DEAR T.C.: In my opinion, it’s almost a no-brainer. A 3.5 percent mortgage is as low as you are going to find. I am inclined to agree with your second thought -- that there are good investment options and tax advantages to keeping the mortgage. Unless you are totally risk-averse, which I don’t think is the case, I would invest the money and keep paying your mortgage.

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I told him was correct. I didn’t mention an additional option, hip resurfacing, because in my opinion, its long-term success is untested. The hip is a ball-and-socket joint. The ball -- the top of the femur -- fits into the socket, the cup-shaped area in the pelvis called the acetabulum. In a total hip replacement, the surgeon removes the damaged surface of the socket, and also removes the femoral head and the neck of the femur. Then the surgeon replaces the surface of the socket and the top of the femur bone with artificial components. In a hip resurfacing, the surgeon replaces the socket, as in a hip replacement. However, the surgeon keeps the femur in place, reshapes the ball on top of the femur and places an artificial cap (a new “surface”) on top of the ball. So both the ball and the socket have a new surface, but less surgery is done. Less bone is removed, and less soft tissue around the bone is injured. (I’ve put an illustration on my website, AskDoctorK.com.) That’s the attraction of hip resurfacing: It’s simpler and faster. Also, the recovery time is the same: three days in the hospital, followed by four to six weeks of physical therapy. Moreover, a recent study published in the British Medical Journal finds that the results in the few years just after surgery are similar in traditional total hip replacement and hip resurfacing. In addition, insurance pays for both procedures.

anatomy of the hip allows you to do a total hip replacement on anyone who needs it,” says my Harvard Medical School colleague Dr. Donald Reilly. “But not everyone has the right anatomy for hip resurfacing.” That includes small women with poor bone quality and people with certain femoral head anatomies that make femur fractures more likely. And here’s the bigger problem: Traditional total hip replacement surgery has been practiced for nearly 50 years; we know a lot about the long-term results. The artificial parts of the new hip tend to last between 15 and 20 years. Hip resurfacing surgery is new enough that we really don’t know how long it will last. Finally, there’s an increased risk of a particular fracture in hip resurfacing patients. And it requires a second operation -- a hip replacement. So, if a patient of mine is quite young and needs hip surgery, I might recommend hip resurfacing. If it wears out in 10 years, he or she then can have traditional hip replacement surgery. (Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. To send questions, go to AskDoctorK.com, or write: Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.) ** Distributed by Universal UClick for UFS


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Purple Heart Flag, plaque to hang in Legion
BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer slgroves@delphosherald.com FORT JENNINGS — Village council’s agenda was extensive on Tuesday night. Among the topics up for discussion were the village’s Purple Heart designation, Second Street reconstruction, park construction, street and park tree removal and street crack-filling and sealant. Mayor Jim Smith discussed with council members a proposal to hang the Purple Heart Flag and plaque at the American Legion Post. He said he did not want to put the flag outside long term, but rather fly it during special occasions; Aug. 7, Purple Heart Day; on Aug. 17, the official declaration of the Purple Heart Village; and perhaps display it at the monument. “The people who will appreciate it the most are the people who go to the Legion,” Smith explained. Another idea is to have a Purple Heart recipient carry the flag into the church during the festival for the Veterans Mass. Additionally, council proposed “Purple Heart” signage at the entrance ways of the village. The Police Committee & Officers’ Report included: a house burglary that Van Wert police assisted with; feral cat complaints; and a decrease in cars being broken into. Police Chief Ethel Vaughn reported that Fort Jennings students’ last day will be today and she will be on patrol to make sure the kids are behaving. During the maintenance report, council discussed complaints surrounding the abandoned house on First Street, which the bank has walked away from. Smith said attorney Gary Lammers has all the information to complete the legal actions needed so that the county can add it to their list of properties to demolish. The village is currently mowing the property, which now needs an application of Roundup to kill off the weeds. Also, neighbor kids are playing in and leaving toys in the yard, which have to be picked up and removed before mowing. “It’ll cost [the bank] more to deal with it than to forgive the loan,” Smith said. “I’ll reach out to Gary again.” Councilman Duane Hoersten gave the Park Board Meeting report, which detailed a structural problem with one of the shelterhouses the Eagle Scouts were to reshingle. Recently, when Chad Wurst was on top of the shelterhouse inspecting the shingles, the structure shifted under his weight. Reports indicate that three rafters are broken and there were no angle braces. “John VonSossan has a good plan,” Smith said. “We can take care of it ourselves; shore it up with bracing.”

The Elida Board of Education honored 17 retirees from the district. They are as follows, from left to right: Row 1- Penny Welenken, Pam Radulovich, Ann Wolf, James Wyant, Deb Vine, Maureen Rentz; Row 2- Kim Daniel, Jan Swickrath, Sandra Benson, Kim Howard, David Desenberg, Deb Thomas and Dennis Thompson. Not pictured are Sarah Burden, Linda Rigali, Linda Spayd and Janet Bailey. (Delphos Herald/Stacy Taff) (Continued from page 1) “I am stating what I believe to be the truth and this does not necessarily represent my personal viewpoints,” he said. “I do not believe a stronger case could’ve been made for the need of additional operating money for Elida Local Schools. I would suggest there are three reasons. One, there are some people convinced that they just cannot afford to pay more taxes and in some cases, that is true.” The second group Little mentioned consists of those who are not convinced the district is in need of additional funds. The third group of voters who voted no will continue to do so until there are changes made to administration, Little said. “This group contains enough voters to cause any tax levy to fail,” he said. “They simply do not trust or support the leadership of the schools and sad but true, they are resolved that they will not support any school levy until the leadership is changed. We do live in a democracy, imperfect though it may be. Could it be the naysayers have a point?” The board approved the following supplemental employees: Jason Carpenter, head football; Dan Larimore, Jeff Thomas, Mo Sumpter and Kyle Harmon, assistant varsity football; L. Jay Terry, JV football; Tom Gibson, eighth-grade head football; Darren Smith, eighth-grade asst. football; Guy Alexander, seventh-grade head football; Dennis Thompson, head golf; Tom Thomas, head boys soccer; Scott Warris, asst. boys soccer; Brady Overholt, head girls soccer; Elise Jenkins, assistant girls soccer; Quinn Whittaker, head girls tennis; Bruce Marshall, head cross country; Kevin King, head volleyball; Ashley Edwards, assistant volleyball; Leisa Stratton, 9ninth grade volleyball; Laura Stratton, sventh-grade volleyball. In other news, the board approved the following pay-to-participate plan: high school sports- $200 (family plan: $200 first, $150 second, $100 third, fourth, etc.); middle school sports- $125 (family plan: $125 first, $100 second, $75 third, fourth, etc.); high school band (only)- $50; Jazz Band- $0; middle school band- $0; musical (only)- high school $40, middle school and elementary $25 (family plan: $40 first, $10 second, third, etc.); High School Quiz Bowl (9-12)- $40; middle school Quiz Bowl (5-8)- $20; National Honor Society- $0; high school student council- $0; middle school student council- $0. Students of the month for May are as follows: Elida Elementary- Isaac Earl, David Etzkorn, Joel Van Gorder; Elida Middle School- Annalissa Cottrell, Grace Earl, Isaac McAdams, Jada Simpson; Elida High School- Lindsey Wisher (Valedictorian) and Bethany Koch (Salutatorian). The following retirees were recognized: Janet Bailey, Sandra Benson, Sarah Burden, Kim Daniel, David Desenberg, Kim Howard, Pam Radulovich, Maureen Rentz, Linda Rigali, Linda Spayd, Jan Swickrath, Deb Thomas, Dennis Thompson, Deb Vine, Penny Welenken, Ann Wolf and James Wyant. The board also accepted the following resignations: Faith Cummings, certified, Elida Elementary principal, effective July 31; Kim Daniel, certified, Elida High School social studies teacher, effective May 31 for retirement purposes; Greg Leeth, high school principal, certified, effective July 31 for retirement purposes; Lynette Lewis, non-certified, bus driver, effective May 31; Linda Rigali, non-certified, bus driver, effective May 31 for retirement purposes; Jan Swickrath, non-certified, bus driver, effective Sept. 1 for retirement purposes; Melissa Schultz, supplemental, middle school cross country coach. The following personnel were approved for employment: William Kellermeyer, Jr., high school social studies teacher certified; Charissa Langstaff, school social worker, certified; Anthony Cox, high school principal, certified, three year contract; Mark Miller, safety, maintenance and facilities manager, certified, three year contract; Michael Recker, substitute bus driver, non-certified. Joseph Bender was approved as a substitute teacher. The board passed a resolution to enter into an agreement with Allen County Service Center to provide the following personnel as needed: speech therapist, E.D. classroom, Preschool Handicapped Program, Preschool Itinerant, occupational therapy, physical therapy, Alternative Program, autism classroom, Marimor PT and on-site curriculum.


(Continued from page 1) Councilman Kevin Osting asked if Buettner’s workers could try not use the north-south alley west of the business. Buettner replied that his workers will be using the alley but only as much as they do now, noting it is a public alley. Several residents with contiguous property to the proposed property to be rezoned and other neighbors spoke at the hearing. Joellen Etgen at 827 W. Second St. asked council to consider what was good for the city and if there was another property already zoned for business that would suit Buettner’s needs. Karen Youngpeter asked if the business’s portable toilets would be visible. “A lot of us are concerned with the way it looks,” she said. “We’re also concerned that expanding will bring more traffic and with a stone lot, more dust.” Safety Service Director Greg Berquist asked if the new structure would be large enough to hold the portable toilets. Buettner said he would like nothing more that to have then enclosed and was considering some fencing at the back of the business to keep the toilets from public view and the possibility of vandalism. Other neighbors expressed their concern of property values and the loss of more residential space. Dave Ricker of 204 N. West St. said he thought it was great Buettner’s business was growing but wanted to project the neighborhood’s current aesthetics. His wife, Sue Ricker, agreed. “Business growth is important,” she said. “Just not in a residential area.” Hanser asked Buettner if he felt the additional property with new structure would be enough or if he would look for more property in the neighborhood. “I would hope I never stop growing but I’m not looking to buy any more property,” he said. “I did look at some existing buildings but there are none that would suit my needs that someone wants to sell.” The ordinance will be read for a second


time at the June 3 meeting. Washington Township will again receive fire protection and rescue services from the city following the approval of an ordinance allowing the mayor and/or safety service director to enter a contract with the township for $32,782.76 for 2014 (1.5 percent high than the 2013 contract); $33,110,59 (1 percent increase) for 2015; and $33,441.70 (1 percent increase) for 2015. The contract takes effect on Jan. 1. The Cass Street Water Loop Project, described as a “moving target” at May’s first Delphos City Council meeting, has seen some progress in a positive direction. Berquist informed council he has been in contact with rail officials who have received the city’s application for the project and in turn, will forward two contracts for city officials to sign. “After those documents are signed and we obtain a $6-million insurance policy for the 3-5 days we’ll be working on the rail land, we can get All Purpose Contracting All Purpose Contracting started on the job,” Berquist said. “I look for all the paperwork to be done by the end of the month.” The project bid came in at $34,828, nearly $10,000 under the projected project cost. Council passed on emergency measure an ordinance amending section 145.03 of the codified ordinances for the city, modifying the age requirement for firefighter in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code. The section will now include language stating, “No person shall be eligible to receive an original appointment as a firefighter in the fire department, subject to the civil service laws of this state, unless the person is between the ages of 18 and 41.” The ordinance did read … “between the ages of 18 and 36.” Council also heard and passed on third reading an ordinance for the adoption of replacement pages to the city’s codified ordinances to conform with state law and approved changes to the Civil Service Rules and Regulations Chapter 7.

Search for tornado survivors nearly complete

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“Delphos and Ottoville have donated generously to support this event,” Dickman said. Dickman commended the Fort Jennings graduates that are going into the service after high school. He also acknowledged Terry Kleman and his wife, who now have five sons in the military. In addition, he thanked the Purple Heart

Association members for attending the meeting. Dickman said that he and Bud began talking seriously about community involvement after bringing the Huey into town last year. With the proclamation, the village agrees to set one day aside to honor veterans. “The celebration will be ongoing as Fort Jennings salutes and acknowledges veterans throughout the fes-

tivities during FortFest,” Dickman explained. Deep personal motivation has driven Dickman to work very hard at making this happen for the village. “If we forget our veterans, then we forget our country,” Dickman quoted President Calvin Coolidge: Governor John Kasich proclaimed Ohio the first Purple Heart State on Dec. 20, 2012.

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives, including those of nine children. Scientists concluded the storm was a rare and extraordinarily powerful type of twister known as an EF5, ranking it at the top of the scale used to measure tornado strength. Those twisters are capable of lifting reinforced buildings off the ground, hurling cars like missiles and stripping trees completely free of bark. Residents of Moore began returning to their homes a day after the tornado smashed some neighborhoods into jagged wood scraps and gnarled pieces of metal. In place of their houses, many families found only empty lots. After nearly 24 hours of searching, the fire chief said he was confident there were no more bodies or survivors in the rubble. “I’m 98 percent sure we’re good,” Gary Bird said at a news conference with the governor, who had just completed an aerial tour of the disaster zone. Authorities were so focused on the search effort that they had yet to establish the full scope of damage along the storm’s long, ruinous path. They did not know how many homes were gone or how many families had been displaced. Emergency crews had trouble navigating devastated neighborhoods because there were no street signs left. Some rescuers used smartphones or GPS devices to guide them through areas with no recognizable landmarks. The death toll was revised downward from 51 after the state medical examiner said some victims may have been counted twice in the confusion. More than 200 people were treated at area hospitals.

During April’s council meeting, Smith addressed upcoming road maintenance work by showing council members a color-coded plan of the village’s streets. The plan identified streets that have not been sealed in 5-7 years. Council weighed in on Elm, Oak, John Kennedy Dr. and High Street and determined they are in really bad shape. Council member Walt Pitney indicated Second Street was in really bad shape. The project’s paperwork will be ready at the bank this Monday. The bank is taking care of a portion of the cost of the project. Smith said the project will be put out for bid in June and the contract will be awarded until after July 1. “This should take one week to 10 days,“ Smith detailed. In addition, council was looking at the conditions of many of the village’s streets and requested an estimate for crack-filling and pavement-sealing. The estimate included three areas — two on Second Street and one on Main Street — to be treated with infrared, which will cost $610. The estimate also included sealing nine streets, including; High, Liberty, Martin, Elm and Oak. Council discussed the use of the sealant Gem Seal, a product the village has used previously, and a new product called Poly Tar, which is reported to be a superior product with a price tag of close to $1,589 more than the Gem Seal. Council approved the use of the Poly Tar and infrared work. “Every two years, we want to consider sealing cracks,” Smith said. “The vast majority of areas look good. Cracks will be filled first and then Poly Tar will seal them.” The other grant project in the works is the park restroom facility. In April, Park Board President Jerry Siefker reported excavation had been started but the work was on hold since the ground was too soft from all the rain. Currently, work has resumed and will not be completed in time for the festival. In March, council approved Our Tree Service to remove five trees in the village for $1,470 and no more than $3,000 to remove four Ash trees in Fort Jennings Park. Village Maintenance Supervisor Ted Wrasman reported that tree removal could begin today and the crew will be looking for dry work, not in the mud. With the park grounds still heavily saturated with water, Smith thought the crew should start with the trees they can reach from the asphalt. “The state grant team got all of the trees down,” Smith reported. “When advancing to the dike area, the state told them to stop.” Smith approved paying Turf Concepts for the removal of an additional four Ash trees, which will cost the village $250. The Lion’s Club will also chip in $250 to cut down and remove a

Answers to Monday’s questions: A Chiweenie is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Dachshund. A Cock-A-Moo is a cross between an American Eskimo and a Cocker Spaniel. The idea for the first rubber swim fins originate in Tahiti, where American yachtsman Owen Churchill saw natives attach woven palm fronds to their feet to propel them through the water when they were swimming and diving. Inspired, he patented and sold the first rubber swim fins in 1940. Today’s questions: What is the average age of a first-time grandparent in the U.S.? What major U.S. land acquisition won ratification by the U.S. Senate by just one vote? Answers in Thursday’s Herald. Today’s joke: A young and foolish pilot wanted to sound cool on the aviation frequencies. So, this was his first time approaching a field during the nighttime. Instead of making any official requests to the tower, he said: “Guess who?” The controller switched the field lights off and replied: “Guess where?”

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