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BY STEPHANIE GROVES Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org held throughout the weekend for the young and old. A kids’ bike raffle will be held, giving away free bicycles to youth in attendance at the event on Saturday and Sunday. There is also a raffle booth featuring a variety of different prizes that individuals can purchase tickets for a chance to win. There will also be a number of 50/50 drawings and other raffles held throughout the weekend. The Miniature King and Queen candidates are selling tickets for the Entertainment Package Raffle that will give away four large items: an iPad Mini, gas and charcoal smoker grill (and meat package), hot air balloon ride and two OSU football tickets. Incoming high school seniors who are competing for the title of the 51st annual Ottoville Park Carnival King and Queen are also selling the tickets for the “Big Ticket Drawing.” The amount of prize money to be awarded for this drawing has increased to over $2,500. A 5K Fun Run/Walk starts the weekend-long celebration with registration for the race beginning at 8 a.m. at the Ottoville Park Shelterhouse. The race begins at 9 a.m. and the course starts by the church parking lot, heads north out of town, continues on flat country roads and then loops back on the same route into town to the finish line. The half-mile race begins at 10 a.m. and the course is a paved route. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female in each age bracket. Also at 9 a.m., a Co-ed Volleyball Tournament begins with awards for first- and second-place teams. At noon, the Opening Ceremony will take place at the park, where the Park Carnival King and Queen and Miniature King and Queen Crowning will take place. Throughout both Saturday and Sunday, there will be activities in Kid’s Alley with Ring Toss and Plinko, X-Treme Trampoline, the General Store and raffle booths will also be open. New events for this year include a Mobile Zip Line, Hearts in Motion performance and wine, craft beer and margaritas in the Carnival Lounge. Saturday’s events — Noon OSU Tailgate Party, Antique Tractor Display and UltraSound Rides — 12:30 p.m Corn Hole Tournament — 1 p.m. Helicopter Rides — 2 p.m. Kids Tricycle Races See CARNIVAL, page 10
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Fort Jennings to host blood drive
Fort Jennings will host a community blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the high school gym. To schedule an appointment, call Mary Lou at 419-286-2148 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter AMERLEGFJ for the sponsor code.
OTTOVILLE—The Village of Ottoville is set to host its 51st Park Carnival, which is packed full of great The Delphos Public events and entertainment, beginning Library Fall/Winter session at 9 a.m. Saturday morning and runof Toddlertime and Storytime ning through midnight on Sunday. is set to begin in September The main attractions and enterwith sign up for both groups tainment this year includes perforstarting Tuesday. Registration mances by “Steve Hendershot” in is required for both groups. Toddlertime is structured for our Carnival Lounge from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday and Detroit’s very own children ages 18 months to 3 ”Fifty Amp Fuse” from 8 p.m. to years, accompanied by a caregiver. Stories from books, flan- midnight on the main stage. nel boards and puppets are used On Sunday, “Polly Mae” will be along with music and motion. in Carnival Lounge from 6-8 p.m. The offering will introduce and all the way from Nashville, Jared concepts, matching and nursery Ashley will take the main stage from rhymes. It meets at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight. 11 a.m. every other Thursday A number of raffles will also be beginning Sept. 19 through Dec. 5. The groups are limited to 15 children. Storytime is designed for children ages 3-6. Stories will be introduced from books, flannel boards, participation stories and puppets. Lots of music and motion will round out the half hour. Storytime is offered at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and At 6:30 p.m. every Thursday beginning Sept. 24 and ending Dec. 12. Contact the library with questions or to register at 419-695-4015.
Class of ’73 plans 40th reunion
The St. John’s class of 1973 will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the VFW hall in Delphos for its 40th class reunion. There will also be a get-together at 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at The Rustic Cafe. RSVP to Margee (Meyers) Mesker at 419230-1313 or Ron Kimmet at 419-235-4639 by Sept. 1.
Van Wert County Fair begins with royalty, fun, critters
The Van Wert County Fair is full swing after opening ceremonies and the crowning of fair royalty Wednesday evening. Above: The 2013 Van Wert County Fair King are Queen are, front from left, Daniel Joseph (Ohio Challengers 4-H Club and 4-H Exchange Club) and Leah Lichtensteiger (Young Riders and Crestview FFA); and runner-ups are, back from left, Jacob German (Crestview FFA) and Sarah Klinger (Bunny Hoppers). (Submitted photo) Above right: Children enjoy a cruise down the giant slide. At right: A variety of young farm animals are available at Babyland on the fairgrounds. (Times Bulletin/Ed Gebert) Today is Kid’s Day at the fair with $3 admission and free for 8 and under. K-9 units will on the Midway from 3-6 p.m. as well as Living Statues from 4-10 p.m. Harness racing begins at 7 p.m. (see page 10), with Crossroads in the Entertainment Tent from 8-11 p.m.
Arts and Crafts Show taking exhibitors
First Financial Bank will host the 28th annual Delphos Canal Days Arts and Crafts Show Sept. 20 and 21. Anyone interested in exhibiting can contact any associated at the bank at 419-695-8110. All items and exhibitors are welcome. Artist Judy Tolhurst from Lady Bug Creations will hold a demonstration on Sept. 21.
Van Wert Hospital helping smokers make a FreshStart
Information submitted VAN WERT — As the official sponsor of birthdays, the American Cancer Society encourages smokers to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking. According to an American Cancer Society report, smokers who quit can expect to live up to ten years longer than those who continue to smoke. Quitting is hard, but smokers can increase their chances of success with help. Research shows that much of the risk of premature death from smoking could be prevented by quitting. Smokers who quit, regardless of age, live longer than people who continue to smoke. Smokers who quit reduce their risk of lung cancer – 10 years after quitting, the lung cancer death rate is about half that of a continuing smoker’s. Quitting also lowers the risk for other major diseases including heart disease and stroke. “Quitting smoking is an important step towards reducing your cancer risk and
Krendl new chamber director
BY NANCY SPENCER Herald Editor email@example.com DELPHOS — New Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tara Krendl has spent the last two months learning the ropes in her new role. Krendl had been an administrative assistant at the Lima office of the YWCA of Northwest Ohio Childcare Resources and Referral before starting at the chamber. She was charge in finances, marketing and flyer and advertising design but found her job stagnant. “There was no potential for growth where I was,” she said. “I wanted more and I hope I’ve found it with the chamber. It’s a perfect combination of my interests — marketing, customer relations, event planning and I’m running a business. Those are all passions of mine.” The 2003 Jefferson graduate earned her bachelor of science in business administration at The OSU Max M. Fisher College of Business in 2009. She started on a degree in education at Wright State University after high school graduation but found the prospects of a job and her desired salary lacking. “I switched to business in 2005 at OSU and I never looked back,” she said. “It was a much better fit for me.” Krendl will handle the day-to-day operations of the chamber while promoting members and retaining and increasing membership. “I’m really leaning more toward retention right now,” she said. “I’d like to do more with the members we have and still continue
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celebrating more birthdays,” said Marybeth Torsell, Health Initiatives Representative for the Society. “The FreshStart program provides great tips and tools to help you beat the urge to smoke. There has never been a better time to quit!” The American Cancer Society’s FreshStart program is designed to help participants stop smoking by providing them with all of the essential information and strategies needed to direct their own efforts at stopping. The program focuses on an active pragmatic approach to quitting smoking through active participation and group support. Participants are encouraged to apply what they learn in FreshStart to other aspects of their lives. The program is held from 7:30-8:45 p.m. on Tuesdays for four weeks beginning Sept. 10. Sessions are located at Gaylord E. Leslie Wellness Center, 140 Fox Rd. Suite 101, Van Wert. Interested individuals may register for this free series by calling 419-238-2390, ext. 345.
Krendl the networking opportunities we have like Business After Hours and the LEADS group. I want to offer more promotional opportunities on our website and Facebook. We can use technology more. I hope to ensure the chamber remains a relevant asset. I want to increase our members’ return on investment.” Krendl is the daughter of Linda Daulbaugh and the late Bill Daulbaugh and Kent and Lucy Krendl. She and long-time partner Lance Osting have two dogs, Duke and Sugar. Former Chamber Executive Director Jennifer Moenter is helping Krendl acclimate to her new job.
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VAN WERT COURT NEWS
Information submitted The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court: Arraignment Demetrius Carter, 28, Fort Wayne, pleaded not guilty to possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. He was released on a surety bond and a pretrial was set for Sept. 4. Changes of pleas Amber Baker, 23, Van Wert, changed her plea to guilty on two counts of possession of drugs, each a felony of the fifth degree. She then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction and her case was stayed pending completion of the treatment program. Ryan Miller, 23, Van Wert, changed his pleas to four of six charges against him. He pleaded to two counts of theft, each a felony of the fifth degree; theft by deception, felony of the fifth degree; and aggravated possession of drugs, felony of the fifth degree. Two counts of receiving stolen property, each felonies of the fifth degree, were dismissed for his plea. He then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of the treatment program. Joshua Rager, 28, Van Wert, entered a plea of guilty to aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. He then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of the treatment program. Sentencings Rhonda Kline, 52, Delphos, was sentenced on two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, each a felony of the third degree; and one count of trafficking drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. She received three years community control, 60 days electronic house arrest or jail, an additional 30 days jail at later date, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, two years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months and ordered to pay restitution of $665 to the Task Force, court costs and partial appointed attorney fees. Her vehicle was also forfeited to the task force. A 12-month prison term on each count, concurrent, was deferred pending completion of community control. Matthew Peffley, 39, Van Wert, was sentenced on a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a felony of the second degree. He was sentenced to six years prison and ordered to register as a Tier II sex offender (register every 180 days for 25 years). He was also ordered to pay court costs. Michael Supko, 22, Lemoyne, Penn., was sentenced for possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. He was sentenced to three years community control, 30 days jail, 100 hours community service, substance abuse assessment and treatment, three years intensive probation, driver’s license suspended six months, ordered to pay court costs and partial appointed attorney fees. A 12-month prison term was deferred and he will be transferred to Pennsylvania for a parole violation.
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Connie M. Erwin
July 29, 1937-Aug. 27, 2013 Connie M. Erwin, 76, of Delphos, died at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. She was born July 29, 1937, in Spencerville, to Forest J. and Audrey P. (Moorman) Detrick, who preceded her in death. On March 3, 1957, she married Harry W. Erwin, who preceded her in death Feb. 19, 1999. Survivors include her son, Jeffery A. (Cindy) Erwin of Owensboro, Ky.; her daughter, Kimberly (Beau) ErwinHemenway of New Orleans, La.; her brother, David (Diane) Detrick of Delphos; her sisters, Shirley Newland of Lima, Nancy McElwain of Hixson, Tenn., and Carol (Charles) Nosil of Savannah, Ga.; her granddaughters Marigny Lane Hemenway of New Orleans, La., and Jill Erwin of Owensboro, Ky.; and her grandson, Grant Erwin of Owensboro, Ky. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Patty Frazell. Connie was a 1955 graduate of Elida High School. She enjoyed interior decorating and was a member of the Friends Club. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Elida. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice, 770 W. North St., Lima, 45801.
Ruth E. Kaufman
Dec. 25, 1929Aug. 28, 2013 Ruth E. Kaufman, 83, died at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday at the Vancrest Healthcare Center of Holgate. She was born Dec. 25, 1929, in Delphos to Arnold and Florence (Gerdeman) Reindel, who preceded her in death. On June 16, 1954, she married Robert B Kaufman ,who preceded her in death. She is survived by three sons, Dennis Kaufman, David (Tara) Kaufman and Douglas (Staci) Kaufman of Defiance; a sister, Eilene Holdgreve of Delphos; a brother, Melvin (Jane) Reindel of Middle Point; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Norma Warneke. Ruth graduated with the class of 1948 from the Middle Point High School. She worked for 25 years at the Defiance Junior High School Cafeteria, retiring in 1990. Both students and teachers alike were fond of Ruth’s cheerful attitude and many acts of kindness. She was a member of the VFW Post 3360 Ladies Auxiliary and the St. Mary Catholic Church Altar Society. She also volunteered over the years at the Good Samaritan School as well as with the DASH organization, both of Defiance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Defiance, the Rev. Randy Giesige officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday the Lawson Roessner Funeral Home, Defiance, where a Rosary Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Suggested memorials are to St Mary Catholic Church or to DASH of Defiance.
LaDonna P. Brown
Nov. 11, 1926Aug. 28, 2013 LaDonna P. Brown, 86, of Spencerville, died at 2:49 a.m. Wednesday with her family at her side in St. Rita’s Medical Center, following a brief illness. She was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Spencer Township, Allen County, to William L. “Leo” and Bessie P. Moorman Savidge, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 18, 1946, she married Leo J. Brown, who survives. Other survivors include three daughters, Lynn D. Cummins of Spencerville, Suzanne L. (Rev. Rex) Schrolucke of Williamsburg and Christine Bindel of Lima; 8 grandchildren, Kellie (Brett) Rider of Spencerville, Kandace (Shawn) Brown of St. Marys, K.C. (Cyndi) Cummins of Minster, Norm (Lisa) Cummins of Celina, Chad (Nikki) Cummins of Freyburg, Andrea (Kevin) Guess of Williamsburg, Bethany (Jon) McManus of Bethel and Katie (Corey Blodgett) Bindel of Lima; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her three siblings, Virginia Zuber Lehman, Dale Savidge and William “Bill” Savidge. LaDonna was a 1944 graduate of Spencerville High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Spencerville, where she had led the children’s choir and taught Sunday School classes. She was a volunteer at Lima Memorial Hospital and had been a member of the Excelsior Reading Club and the former Busy Mothers C.C.L. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, with her son-in-law, the Rev. Schrolucke, officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencerville Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.
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The Delphos Rotary Club would like to thank the many sponsors for their help and support of the summer Music in the Park series. Thanks to all the organizations that provided concessions before the concerts: the Delphos Area Art Guild, the Delphos Museum of Postal History Board of Directors, the Delphos Canal Commission, Tender Times, the Trinity United Methodist Church Missions Committee and Cub Scout Pack 42 for making popcorn. Also thanks to the Parks and Recreation Department for keeping the park area clean and inviting. We are especially grateful to the Hanser family for the pavilion, which is a beautiful place to hold concerts. Most of all, we would like to thank everyone who attended and enjoyed the concerts. We’re sure the musicians appreciated your attendance as much as we did. The Delphos Rotary Club
One Year Ago St. John’s High School senior Katie Vorst was crowned the 2012 Van Wert County Fair Queen on Wednesday, opening day. Vorst is the daughter of Chris and Sandy Vorst and has been a member of 4-H for nine years and has enjoyed showing cattle and hogs at the county and Ohio State fairs.
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25 Years Ago – 1988 Delphos Rulers of Tomorrow showing hogs at the Allen County Fair and receiving a grade A and other awards in competition were Jenny Utrup, Kim Gable, Amy Noonan, Kris Youngpeter, Chris Schnipke, Amy Youngpeter, Lori Youngpeter, Angie Youngpeter, Todd Elwer, Cory Noonan, Ricky Gable, Mike Gable, Clint Gable, Erick Schmelzer, Rene Youngpeter, Scott Elwer, Clark Gable, Brad Holdgreve, Randy Holdgreve, Jessica Utrup and Tina Reindel. Members of St. John’s cross country team are Deana Gasser, Greg Knippen, Denny Anthony, Brad Holdgreve, John Vasquez, Bill Wannemacher, Shelly Beckman, Greg Shumaker, Matt Pohlman, Jeff Sever, Doug Hohman, Jason Ostendorf, Travis Pittner, John Nomina, Scott Hellman, Chad Querry, Kevin Beckman, Matt Wrasman, Elaine Erb, Sabrina Vasquez, Julie Fischer, Scott Schimmoeller, Dan Mueller, Brian Birkemeier and Jeff Baldauf. Pvt. II James G. Redmon, formerly of Delphos, of the 423rd Infantry Battalion, was sent from Fort Lewis, Washington, to assist firefighting crews at Yellowstone National Park. Pvt. Redmon is the son of Gregory Redmon and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Redmon of Delphos. Pvt. Redmon has been stationed at Fort Lewis since May. 50 Years Ago – 1963 Adventure is not lost but remains in the hearts of the youths today as in the long-gone days of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. On Aug. 14, Tim Basinger, 14, Randy Place, 11, and Junior Boedicker, 17, set in action a scheme
they had planned for some time; a tour down the Auglaize River – destination Defiance. After eight full days and seven nights, their adventure ended – goal completed. Members of the Charity Workers Club held a dinner meeting at the House of Vogts Wednesday evening. Games of five hundred were played after dinner with high honors and one traveling prize being awarded to Viola Grothaus and the second traveling prize to Lucy Mueller. In two weeks, the club will meet at the home of Mrs. Odessa Wehinger. Tom Fox, a 15-year-old Elida youth, Corn $6.26 has a collection of over 300 different Wheat $6.30 insects, the largest specimen being a Soybeans $14.71 moth and the smallest a grain beetle. This year, Tom won a school science award and a superior rating at the district and state science fairs. This weekend, Delphos Police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that he will attend the Ohio State Fair at struck a parked pickup truck in the 400 block of Suthoff Street. Columbus with is display. The damage to the truck was reported on Tuesday. 75 Years Ago – 1938 The annual Delphos fair closed at midnight Saturday and by Sunday morning everything had been removed from the streets with the exception of the dance Associated Press hall and the 4-H club work exhibit building. One new member of the board of Today is Thursday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2013. There are directors of the fair was elected Saturday 124 days left in the year. at the annual election. A. C. Weger will Today’s Highlight in History: take the place on the board formerly held On August 29, 1943, responding to a clampdown by Nazi by Frank Scherger. occupiers during World War II, Denmark managed to scuttle most The first annual open horseshoe cham- of its naval ships. pionship tournament in Delphos will start On this date: at Waterworks Park courts Sept. 1. The In 1533, the last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa (ah-tuhjunior horseshoe tournament was held WAHL’-puh), was executed on orders of Spanish conqueror Sunday. Walter Meads was declared the Francisco Pizarro. winner. Hubert Gladen defeated Robert In 1862, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing began operaGladen in the semifinals. In the finals tions at the United States Treasury. and championship match, Meads defeatIn 1877, the second president of The Church of Jesus Christ ed Hubert Gladen in two straight games. of Latter-Day Saints, Brigham Young, died in Salt Lake City at Fans were treated to an excellent age 76. baseball exhibition Sunday when Fort In 1944, 15,000 American troops marched down the Champs Jennings and Glandorf clashed on the Elysees in Paris as the French capital continued to celebrate its Glandorf diamond. Glandorf proved a liberation from the Nazis. little too much for Fort Jennings and In 1952, 4’33” (“Four Minutes, Thirty-three Seconds”), a comwere victors by virtue of a 5-3 count. position by avant-garde composer John Cage, had its premiere in Mack and Meekins formed the Jennings Woodstock, N.Y., as pianist David Tudor sat at a piano and, for a battery. Wulfhorst caught for Glandorf. total of four minutes and 33 seconds, played… nothing.
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Marion Township Trustees meet
Information submitted MARION TOWNSHIP — The Marion Township Trustees held their regular scheduled meeting Monday at the Marion Township Office with the following members present: Howard Violet and Jerry Gilden. The purpose of the meeting was to pay bills and conduct ongoing business. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved as read. The trustees then reviewed the bills and gave approval for 19 checks totaling $20,740.63. Road Foreman Elwer reported that the Sign and Road Inventory for August is completed. Fiscal Officer Kimmet gave the trustees the amounts and rates as determined by the Budget Commission for 2014. The trustees passed a resolution accepting these which is No. 82 in the resolution section and will be part of these minutes. There being no further business, a motion to adjourn by Gilden was seconded by Violet and passed unanimously.
United Way Day of Caring kickoff set
Information submitted VAN WERT — Mark your calendars for the 15th anniversary United Way of Van Wert County Day of Caring. This year’s event will again take place Sept. 27. As in the past, the event will consist of the Salvation Army Food Pantry Food Drive, the American Red Cross Blood Drive and local business service projects for United Way agencies. This year’s goals are 30,000 food items for the Salvation Army Food Pantry and 250 blood units for the American Red Cross. To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Day of Caring, a special United Way Campaign and Day of Caring Kickoff event will take place at noon Sept. 11 at the First Federal Lecture Hall of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. Food item donations can be made through the Van Wert County school drives, dropoffs at the various United Way food drive barrels, local business and industry contributions, County Service Club Challenge and the Main Street Challenge pinning Main Street businesses against Van Wert City and County
Pictured are Jessica Hardesty, co-chair Day of Caring; Anita Carvajal, United Way 2013/2014 Campaign chair; and Scott Mull, Day of Caring co-chair, preparing for the United Way Campaign-Day of Caring Kickoff scheduled for Sept. 11. (Submitted photo) employees and officials. Barrels will once again be placed around the county with a list of needed items. Those needing assistance in locating a barrel for donations can call the United Way office at 419-238-6689. Special prizes will be awarded this year to the teachers and classrooms that collect the most food items. The American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place Sept. 27 at Trinity Friends Church from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone 17 years of age, weighing at least 110 pounds and in general good health is encouraged to donate. Appointments can be made by
Equestrian Therapy Program to host events Sept. 7
Information submitted CRIDERSVILLE — The Equestrian Therapy Program is holding a Volunteer Orientation and Training Session from 9-11 a.m. Sept. 7 at Fassett Farm, 22532 Grubb/ Bowsher Road, Cridersville, 45806. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Sarah Potts at The Equestrian Therapy Program at 419-657-2700 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also hosting a Disabilities Awareness course from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information about volunteering, go to our website: www.etpfarm.org.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation kicks off Great Strides walk in Lima
calling 800-RED-CROSS or by visiting www.redcrossblood.org. As an added bonus, those donating blood at this year’s event will be entered into a drawing to win one of four $50 gas cards compliments of area gas stations. Agency service projects will once again take place during the months of August and September. These projects pair local businesses and organizations with United Way agencies to complete a needed service project for the agency. Smiles, fun and fellowship are guaranteed for those who participate. Please contact the United Way office at 419-2386689 if you, your organization or business would like to be paired up with a United Way agency for this year’s Day of Caring service projects. For more information on the United Way Day of Caring, please contact United Way of Van Wert County at 419-238-6689, email email@example.com or visit us on the web at www. unitedwayvanwert.org. Be sure to check out the United Way of Van Wert County facebook page for current events of the United Way and the Day of Caring!
Food, Faith, & Fun! to host tailgating party
Information submitted ELIDA — Food, Faith & Fun! will have a tailgating party at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15. This event offers a meal consisting of hot dog/coney dog sandwiches, nachos and cheese, chips, cookies/ brownies and beverages as well as lots of exciting tailgating activities. At 6:30 p.m. our guests — Elida coaches and teachers Kevin Bowers and Bruce Marshall — will share about coaching and their faith. Following their talk, we will have the “Blessing of the Jerseys” - wear your favorite team jersey or your own jersey for the sport you will participate in. This event is open to the public and we would love to have you join us. The event will take place at Immanuel United Methodist Church located at 699 Sunnydale Avenue, Elida, 45807. Bring your friends and neighbors to this fun family event under the big tent.
LIMA — The Central Ohio Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announced recently the launch of Great Strides, a national walk event held in hundreds of cities that generates critical funds to fight cystic fibrosis, a fatal genetic disease. In Lima, a walk will be held on Sept. 7 at Allen County Farm Park. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. with the walk starting at 2 p.m. Funds raised through Great Strides have helped spur dramatic progress in the lives of those who have cystic fibrosis. Fifty years ago, most children with CF did not live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, people with CF are living into their 30s, 40s and beyond. The 2013 goal of Great Strides is to raise nearly $42 million nationwide for CF research, education and care. “We still lose precious young lives to this disease every day. It’s more important than ever that we raise every dollar we can to fight CF,” said Cris Ramsey, volunteer chair for the CF Foundation’s Lima Great Strides walk. “We’re grateful for every volunteer, donor and corporate sponsor who supports Great Strides.” Local sponsors of Great Strides include St. Rita’s and Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio. To help fight CF, get involved in Great Strides by calling the Central Ohio Chapter at 614-846-2440 or by visiting greatstrides.cff.org.
Ohio sales tax to rise onequarter percent Sunday
COLUMBUS (AP) — Shoppers across Ohio will see a one-quarter percent sales tax increase beginning Sunday, the first increase in the tax in a decade. The rate will rise from 5.5 percent to 5.75 percent, or 25 cents for every $100 spent, on vehicles, electronics, clothing and other retail goods. Ohio lawmakers approved the increase as part of the state’s $62 billion, two-year state operating budget. The increase is part of a larger package of tax adjustments that will reduce overall business and individual taxes by an estimated $2.7 billion over the next three years. That includes a 10-percent cut to the personal income tax that will be phased in starting Sunday. Policy Matters Ohio, a liberal think tank in Cleveland, has estimated that the income-tax cuts would result in the top 1 percent of Ohio wage earners on average receiving $6,000 a year while the bottom fifth of wage earners would have to pay $12 a year. During budget debate this year, the group proposed that Ohio offer a sales-tax credit for lower income families as a targeted way to help offset some of the impact of tax changes on poorer Ohioans. Five states offer such credits. The Ohio Department of Taxation estimates that only 35 percent of an average Ohio family’s spending is subject to the sales tax. Groceries, housing, medicines, education and many other purchases are exempt from sales taxes. Even with the latest change — Ohio’s first increase since 2003 — the state’s rate is still lower than about half the U.S. states.
E - The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Might another possible source for ethanol be discarded pastries from bakeries? For that matter, wouldn’t fermenting unsold bananas, oranges and apples from grocery store produce departments be able to provide an ample supply of fuel? — Curious in Warren, PA Food waste is indeed an untapped resource with great potential for generating energy. Some one third of all food produced around the world gets discarded uneaten, and environmentalists, energy analysts and entrepreneurs are beginning to take notice. Diverting even just a portion of this waste to so-called waste-to-energy (WTE) systems could free up large amounts of landfill space while powering our vehicles and heating our homes, and thus putting a significant dent in our collective carbon footprint. Perhaps that’s why WTE is one of the fastest growing segments of the world’s quickly diversifying energy sector. Currently there are some 800 industrialscale WTE plants in more than three dozen countries around the world, and likely thousands of smaller systems at individual sites. Most employ anaerobic digesters, which make use of microorganisms to break down and convert organic waste into a fuel such as biogas, biodiesel or ethanol. With some 70 percent of food waste around the world still going into landfills, there is a lot of potential feedstock to keep this environmentally friendly carbon neutral fuel source coming. “Waste-to-energy doesn’t involve drilling, fracking, or mining, and it doesn’t rely on scarce and politically-charged resources like oil,” reports RWL Water Group, an international company that installs water, wastewater and waste-to-energy systems. The waste from small slaughterhouses, breweries, dairy farms and coffee shops can power hundreds of typical homes each day if the infrastructure is in place to sort, collect and process the flow of organic material. Navigant Research, which produced the
2012 report “Waste-to-Energy Technology Markets, which analyzes the global market opportunity for WTE, expects waste-toenergy to grow from its current market size of $6.2 billion to $29.2 billion by 2022. “With many countries facing dramatic population growth, rapid urbanization, rising levels of affluence, and resource scarcity, waste-to-energy is re-establishing itself as an attractive technology option to promote low carbon growth in the crowded renewable energy landscape,” says Navigant’s Mackinnon Lawrence. “China is already in the midst of scaling up capacity, and growth there is expected to shift the center of the WTE universe away from Europe to Asia Pacific.” The question is whether governments and individuals will make the effort to support diversion of waste into yet another separate stream. In areas where such systems are working, individuals are incentivized to separate out their organic and food waste because it saves them money on their trash pick-up bills. And bakeries, restaurants, farms, grocers and other big producers of organic or food waste provide an endless source of feedstock for WTE systems as well. “We’re barely scratching the surface of this potential—dumping over 70 percent of the world’s food waste into landfills, rather than harnessing it for fuel and electricity,” reports RWL. “Over the next 25 years, global energy demand will grow by 50 percent, while global oil supply dwindles at a rapid pace. Waste-to-energy is an obvious solution to meet the world’s burgeoning energy demand.” EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E - The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial.
Diverting even just a portion of the world’s food waste to waste-to-energy (WTE) systems could free up large amounts of landfill space while powering our vehicles and heating our homes, and thus putting a significant dent in our collective carbon footprint. Pictured: Three Anaerobic Digestion WTE tanks in Fenville, Mich. (sXtension Farm Energy photo)
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Delphos FFA members garner top honors at county fair
Information submitted Delphos FFA members’ hard work throughout the past year was rewarded as many of them were successful at the Allen County Fair. The chapter was represented very well as more than 70 members exhibited shop and livestock projects. Delphos FFA well represented with members placing at the top in their respective livestock classes. Also, several members placed at the top in showmanship with their respective species. The chapter was also awarded several top places in the shop area. The projects FFA members exhibit at the fair are the result of numerous hours of hard work and dedication. While preparing for the fair, members practice and improve the life skills such as responsibility, time management, decision-making, cooperation, team work and others. This is just another example of how the FFA and Agricultural Education help prepare students for a successful future.
Kylie Fritz served as the 2013 Allen County Fair Pork Princess. Next year, she will serve as the 2014 Allen County Pork Queen. She is currently serving as the FFA Chapter president and is a senior at St. John’s. She is the daughter of Eric and Gina Fritz.
Austin Schulte exhibited a variety of fancy poultry and waterfowl, including Batam Cockeral and Pullet, which would be in the Silki division; and a Standard Cockeral and Pullet, which are in the Buff Orpingtons division. He also showed two Laying Pullets, which are in the ISA Browns Division; and one Standard Duck, receiving As for all of his projects.
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Marinated Summer Vegetables 3 summer squash or zucchini (about 1 pound), sliced on a diagonal 1/2inch thick 3 red, orange or yellow bell peppers, cut into 1” strips 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided Kosher salt, freshlyground pepper 2 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons Sherry or red wine vinegar 4 sprigs oregano Place racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 475 degrees. Place squash and peppers on separate baking sheets. Drizzle each sheet of vegetables with ½ Tbsp. oil, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Spread out in a single layer, turning peppers skin side up. Roast peppers on upper rack and squash on lower rack, turning squash once, until tender, 15-20 minutes. Let cool slightly; remove skins from peppers. Whisk garlic, vinegar and remaining 3 Tbsp. oil in a large bowl; season with salt and pepper. Add vegetables and oregano; toss to coat. Cover and let sit at least 1 hour. DO AHEAD: Vegetables can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and chill; bring to room temperature before serving.
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TODAY 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 St. 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Museum of Postal History, 339 N. Main St., is open 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. 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 St. 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.-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. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY Labor Day! TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 7 p.m. — Delphos Coon and Sportsman’s Club meets. Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. Delphos Parks and Recreation board meets at the recreation building at Stadium Park. Washington Township trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. — Alcoholics Anonymous, First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St., Kalida. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. Noon — Rotary Club meets at The Grind. 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Kiwanis Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. Delphos Civil Service Commission meets at Municipal Building. 7:30 p.m. — Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street. 9 p.m. — Fort Jennings Lions Club meets at the Outpost Restaurant. 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 St. 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Museum of Postal History, 339 N. Main St., is open 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Ladies Club, Trinity United Methodist Church.
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Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Lima Symphony Orchestra will offer its Baroque by Candlelight concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at St. John Catholic Church in Lima at no charge. The vibrant and engaging all-Baroque concert celebrates the restoration of the beautiful St. John Catholic Church, the HRIFT HOP ORKERS original home of the LSO’s candlelight concerts. AUG. 29-31 Against the warm glow of TODAY: Sue Vasquez, Ruth Calvelage, Sandy Hahn, Mary hundreds of glistening canLou Geier, Nora Gerdeman and June Link. dles, the orchestra will perFRIDAY: Mary Lou Schulte, Norma Vonderembse, Helen form some of the most famous Fischer and Mary Lou Gerdeman. and familiar music of the SATURDAY: Helen Hauth, Helen Fischer, Joyce Day and Baroque era. Kay Meyer.
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As well, juniors Collin Leighner (5-8, 180; two way lineman), Devin Stover (6-1, 190; wideout/defensive line) and Adam Stutz (6-0, 190; two-way lineman) are ready to step into the open spots in the lineup. “This year’s team consists of a tough, hard-working group of ‘Blue Collar-type players. The kids are tight and love playing together,” Cairns said. “We lack depth; our numbers are low (43 in top four grades), so we can’t afford any injuries. “Keys to our success are to stay injury-free and establish a running game to take pressure off the quarterback. IN our league, there is a lot of tradition and that means Coldwater, Anna, St. John’s and Marion Local should be the class of the league.” Joining Cairns (also offensive coordinator) in the coaching ranks are Dave Hucke (defensive coordinator/WRs and DBs), Casey McConahay (QBs and DBs), Nick Riley (OL/DL) and Luke Clouse (RBs and LBs). 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He will build this year’s crew around returnees in heir-apparent quarterback Brody Hoying (5-10, 180, junior), twoway player Mitchell Schoenherr (6-1, 200, senior; wide receiver/linebacker) and junior Derek Thobe (6-2, 170; wide receiver/defensive back). Look for seniors like Adam Klosterman (6-0, 165; wide receiver/defensive back), Grant Muhlenkamp (5-10, 170; running back/outside linebacker), Jason Bills (5-10, 175; running back/defensive back), Matt Kramer (6-1, 85; wide receiver/ outside linebacker/kicker), Drew Otten (5-7, 160; wideout/ safety), Brad Eckstein (5-10, 160; wideout/outside linebacker), Nick Staugler (5-10, 170; running back/linebacker), Jared Post (6-2, 190; offensive line/defensive end), Alex Klosterman (5-10, 200; two-way lineman), Austin Klosterman (5-10, 200; two-way lineman), Andrew Schwieterman (6-2, 215; two-way lineman) and Zach Huff (5-9, 160; wide receiver/outside linebacker). As well, juniors Greg Gilliland (6-4, 200; quarterback/ long snapper), Brandon Kunk (5-11, 170; wideout/outside linebacker), C.J. Seibert (5-7, 150; wideout/linebacker), Mitch Fullenkamp (5-10, 200; two-way lineman), Rob Cupp (5-10, 220; two-way lineman), Chase Bruggeman (6-1, 180; two-way lineman), Jake Schmidt (5-10, 180; offensive line/linebacker), Ted Fisher (6-0, 155; two-way lineman), Nick Clune (6-2, 195; two-way lineman), Ross Siefring (6-2, 185; two-way lineman), Blake Spangler (5-10, 225; two-way lineman) and Caleb Madaj (6-1, 275; two-way lineman) will be in the mix. Otten has 24 sophomores that could play roles as well. Assistant football coaches are Mark Bruns, Randy Wright, Jason Hemmelgarn, Jeff Kerr, Thad Forsthoefel, Dan Kanney and Aaron Alig. Coldwater opens up defense of its title 7:30 p.m. Friday versus Kenton. ——MARION LOCAL FLYERS MARIA STEIN — Marion Local football mentor Tim Goodwin added to the Flyer legacy with another state title, copping the Division VI crown in December. They Flyers finished 2012 with a 13-2 mark, including 6-2 in the Midwest Athletic Conference. Goodwin only has six seniors to replace from last season, so the 2013 Flyers are well-stocked to make a strong run at their third straight title. The biggest cog for this group is thirdyear quarterback Adam Bertke (6-6, 215, senior; safety), along with seniors Austin Albers(6-1, 180; wideout/linebacker), Troy Homan (6-2, 195; wideout/outside linebacker), Matt Bertke (5-10. 200; center/ nose), Jason Brunswick (6-2, 220; two-way lineman), Sam Poeppelman(6-3, 295; two-way lineman) and Nate Nagel(511, 170; wideout/cornerback); and juniors Jacy Goettemoeller (5-10, 175; running back/outside linebacker; coming off knee surgery from the state title game), Ryan Bruns (6-7, 205; wideout/defensive end), Evan Fleck(5-11, 170; wideout/safety), Dustin Rethman (5-11, 180; quarterback/cornerback), Jacob Kunkler(6-0, 180; tight end/linebacker), Joe Schwieterman (running back/linebacker) and Chris Lochtefeld (6-4, 200; offensive tackle/defensive end). See MAC, page 7
wind and a little bit of everything in between. I remember reading or hearing of an old tale about the Minnesota Vikings legendary coach, Bud Grant, telling his players that they were to wear the same apparel at practice whether it was 90 degrees out of minus 2 (and he did believe in practicing outdoors in cold weather). This was in the days of the old Metropolitan Stadium and the Purple People Eaters. I don’t know if it’s true or not — it’s hard to track it down after so many years but he came from the old school, so I give it some credence. It was his idea of discipline. Of course, you probably couldn’t do so today. What I did not know was that he coached in the Canadian Football League for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He also postponed a professional football career to play for the Minneapolis Lakers, who won titles both years, and then retired to play for the Philadelphia Eagles in the National Football League. To show you how much the NFL has changed, he was the second-leading receiver in the league with 56 catches in 1952. An amusing note here for all you Vikings’ fans, there is a competition on the Daily Norseman as to who is the greatest Viking of all time and he is in the final two with another legendary player, Hall-of-Famer Alan Page. He actually beat out Adrian Peterson to get to the finals! ——— The NFL is only a week away as I write this. There is always hope for fans, even us Dallas Cowboys’ fans! You just never know when things will actually go right — what are the odds that this ridiculousness will continue (unless one believes that Jerry Jones is purposely trying to short-circuit his beloved “product”.) Same thing with some other owners of apparently snake-bitten teams — you know who you are — but I don’t believe that, either. It just seems they couldn’t do a worse job if they actually tried. Again, hope springs eternal — until about week four!
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Information submitted Musketeer girls shut out Miller City in PCL soccer FORT JENNINGS — Ashley Gable scored a hat trick to pace Fort Jennings to a 3-0 Putnam County League girls soccer triumph at Fort Jennings Athletic Conference. Gable scored just 1:21 into the first half. Off a Jamie Saum assists, Gable tallied her second goal at 12:59 of the opening half. She finished her hat trick just two minutes hence. Fort Jennings outshot their guests 13-9, with Erin Osting nabbing eight saves for the victors and Amanda Simon 10 for the Wildcats (0-3-1, 0-1-0). The Lady Musketeers (2-1-0, 1-0-0) also grabbed the corner kicks 4-3. “Our first goal came when Ashley took it on her own to dribble through the defense and took the keeper on in a 1-vs.-1 and slid the ball past the keeper. The second goal came when Jamie took a corner kick and Ashley was waiting in the 6-yard box for a shot on-goal,” Musketeer coach Rodney Wagner described. “Then Ashley finished her scoring for the evening at the 10:59 mark when she took the ball past the Miller City defense again and took a shot when she was clear. Miller City was held scoreless but had some very good shots on-goal. “We controlled the first half of the game with ball control and good passing. Miller City never gave up and made numerous good runs at goal and either just missed or the ball was stopped by Erin, our junior keeper. The second half, we ended up playing a lot of defense with Miller City again either just missing the goal or Erin stopped a lot of good solid shots. Our next game is against league foe Continental on Tuesday at Continental. ———LadyCats, T-Birds battle to 5-5 draw KALIDA — Kalida and LIma Central Catholic battled to a 5-5 tie in girls soccer action Wednesday at Kalida Soccer Stadium. Kalida barely won the shots on-goal 15-14. Goals scored for Kalida (1-0-1) came from Brittany Kahle, Justine Verhoff, Makenna Richey, Jackie Gardner and an own goal. LCC (2-1-1) got a hat trick from Liz Taflinger and two from Sydney Santaguida. Goalie saves for Kalida — Laine Laudick nine, while Madison Stolly had six for the Lady Thunderbirds. Kalida visits Wauseon 1 p.m. Saturday.
Final BCS season should be a wild ride
By JOHN MARSHALL Associated Press The BCS farewell tour is about to begin. Love it or hate it — we’re guessing there are far more in the hating camp — the system for determining college football’s national champion will be mothballed after this season, replaced by the new, aptlynamed College Football Playoff. As farewells go, this one has a chance to be a memorable one, filled with intriguing story lines, great players and great teams, led by 2-time defending national champion Alabama. And, because this is the BCS, we can probably expect plenty of debate about what team should be where in the rankings. This final go-round starts on Thursday, so here’s a few things to look for: ——— TOP TEAMS Alabama. All those future pros, an unflappable quarterback, one of the game’s all-time great coaches — hard to pick against the Crimson Tide making it three straight titles. Ohio State. The Buckeyes went 12-0 in their first season under Urban Meyer but were tattooed out of the national title game because of NCAA sanctions. They’re still loaded with talented players. Oregon. Don’t expect any drop-off under Mark Helfrich. Chip Kelly left the cupboard plenty full before leaving for the Philadelphia Eagles. Stanford. The defending Rose Bowl champions are eyeing the big prize this season. Texas A&M. Johnny Manziel is good to go after the NCAA looked into whether he was paid for signing autographs. Georgia. The Bulldogs have to replace a few players on defense but their offense is loaded with playmakers, led by QB Aaron Murray. ——— TOP PLAYERS Manziel, QB, Texas A&M. The first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, Johnny Football may still have something to prove this year after a difficult offseason. Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina. The most disruptive force in college football could become the first full-time defensive player to win the Heisman.
Browns to rest most starters against Bears
By TOM WITHERS Associated Press
NFL Preseason Glance
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AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama. He has as many national titles (two) as losses. ‘Nuff said. Marqise Lee, WR, Southern California. One of those threatto-score-on-every-touch guys. Ka’Deem Carey, RB, Arizona. Nation’s leading rusher should continue to thrive in Rich Rodriguez’s snap-beforethey’re-ready offense. De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon. Possibly the most dynamic player in the country. ——— BEST GAMES Alabama at Texas A&M, Sept 14. Manziel had the signature game for his Heisman resume by handing Alabama its only loss of the season. The Crimson Tide want payback — in a bad way.
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CLEVELAND — The risk was too high for Browns coach Rob Chudzinski. He’d rather be safe than sorry. With the possibility of getting some of his top players hurt, Cleveland’s rookie coach opted to rest the majority of his starters tonight in the final exhibition game against the Chicago Bears. See BROWNS, page 7
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College Football Poll
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press preseason college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2012 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and final ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Alabama (58) 13-1 1,498 1 2. Ohio St. (1) 12-0 1,365 3 3. Oregon 12-1 1,335 2 4. Stanford 12-2 1,294 7 5. Georgia (1) 12-2 1,249 t5 6. South Carolina 11-2 1,154 8 7. Texas A&M 11-2 1,104 t5 8. Clemson 11-2 1,083 11 9. Louisville 11-2 1,042 13 10. Florida 11-2 894 9 11. Florida St. 12-2 845 10 12. LSU 10-3 802 14 13. Oklahoma St. 8-5 755 NR 14. Notre Dame 12-1 748 4 15. Texas 9-4 677 19 16. Oklahoma 10-3 579 15 17. Michigan 8-5 531 24 18. Nebraska 10-4 382 25 19. Boise St. 11-2 328 18 20. TCU 7-6 323 NR 21. UCLA 9-5 286 NR 22. Northwestern 10-3 199 NR 23. Wisconsin 8-6 185 NR 24. Southern Cal 7-6 134 NR 25. Oregon St. 9-4 129 20 Others receiving votes: Michigan St. 95, Baylor 92, Virginia Tech 86, Miami 85, Arizona St. 53, Kansas St. 43, Fresno St. 36, Vanderbilt 19, Washington 17, N. Illinois 16, Mississippi 11, Utah St. 8, Georgia Tech 6, Arizona 3, Cincinnati 3, North Carolina 3, Penn St. 2, BYU 1.
NFL 2013: Broncos again class of AFC West
By ARNIE STAPLETON Associated Press
Shaun Phillips joined the Denver Broncos after a decade of jawing with them as a member of the San Diego Chargers. He wants to show both his new team and his old one that he still has plenty of sacks left in him. “I didn’t come here to be a cheerleader,” he declared. That’s exactly what All-Pro linebacker Von Miller will have to be for the next six weeks as he serves his suspension for violating the NFL’s drug-abuse policy. Miller kicked off the winter by guaranteeing the Broncos, 13-4 a year ago, would win the Super Bowl next February. Now, he’s sidelined until Oct. 20, when Peyton Manning By GEORGE HENRY makes his much-anticipated return to Indianapolis, where he Associated Press spent his first 14 NFL seasons before joining the Broncos last year. ATLANTA — Art Monk is best remembered as a star No one can fill Miller’s enormous cleats but how the Broncos make up for his absence might go a long way in determining receiver for the Washington Redskins. Monk’s 4-year college career, however, is less recogwhether his Super Bowl assurance was bold or just balderdash. nized outside Syracuse, where he serves on the school’s board of trustees. “What I did in college does get overshadowed, so something like this is great,” Monk said. “You get to step back (Continued from page 6) out into the forefront and say, ‘Hey, I wasn’t just a great On Tuesday, Chudzinski said he was considering playing his professional athlete but I also did some things in college starters for “10 to 12 reps” in the final tuneup before the Sept. 8 that were worth being recognized’.” Monk, Ty Detmer, Dave Casper, Charles Alexander, Art regular-season opener against Miami. However, Chudzinski chose Shell and Jimmy Johnson were among 24 former players to sit nearly all of them and a team spokesman relayed the coach’s and coaches enshrined into the College Football Hall of decision Wednesday before the Browns left for Chicago. Backup quarterback Jason Campbell is expected to start instead Fame on Wednesday night. The hall has moved from South Bend, Ind., but the new of Brandon Weeden, who struggled last week in a 27-6 loss to Indianapolis. Earlier this week, Weeden said he would welcome building in downtown Atlanta is still under construction the chance to get back on the field but won’t get the chance until he and scheduled to open in August 2014. Atlanta was hosting its first enshrinement ceremony in faces the Dolphins. a hotel ballroom adjacent to what will be a 94,256-square Campbell didn’t practice Tuesday because of an unspecified foot museum that organizers believe will host 500,000 visiillness but the team spokesman said the veteran is feeling better. Third-string QB Brian Hoyer is likely to play most of the second tors each year. Atlanta is home to the Southeastern Conference chamhalf. pionship game, the Chick-fil-A Bowl and the Chick-fil-A Running back Trent Richardson, who showed tremendous quickness during last week’s game against the Colts, will also sit Kickoff Classic that this year matches up No. 1 Alabama along with all of Cleveland’s offensive linemen except right guard against Virginia Tech on Saturday. Other hall inductees included Steve Bartkowski, Jonathan Oneil Cousins, who zoomed up the depth chart following ankle Ogden, Phillip Fulmer and R.C. Slocum. injuries to Shawn Lauvao and Jason Pinkston. Monk was a first-round draft pick for Washington in Chudzinski said Cousins has an “edge” to start in the opener 1980, helped the Redskins win three Super Bowls and was over rookie Garrett Gilkey. Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas didn’t seemed thrilled about the inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. For Alexander, getting enshrined in the college hall carpossibility of playing today but he understood Chudzinski’s reasonried deep meaning. ing if he decided to go that route. Alexander left LSU in ’78 as the Southeastern “I haven’t played in the fourth preseason game since 2008 or so,” Thomas added Tuesday. “It’s been about five years. Every Conference’s career leader in rushing yards and touchcoach has a philosophy and he’ll back it up with a philosophy of downs. He was a first-round draft pick by Cincinnati, wanting to play X number of plays or so. In the end, it doesn’t helped the Bengals reach a Super Bowl but was never a really matter as long as you stay healthy. The fourth game is really serious candidate for induction to the pro hall. The 56-year-old Alexander always longed for the college all about some of the young guys trying to earn a job. If they can’t hall of fame to call but he wondered if that day would come. make this team, they are trying to put together good film so they get “I wasn’t a highly recruited kid coming out of high picked up by somebody else.” school,” Alexander explained. “I didn’t start in high school
Monk, Casper among newly-enshrined in college hall
released its depth chart for the Buffalo game. There were few surprises. All of the expected starters are in place on COLUMBUS — What’s brewing with the offensive side: Jack Mewhort, Andrew Norwell, Corey Linsley, Marcus Hall and the 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes … BUCKEYES BUZZ: Ohio State’s Taylor Decker on the front wall, Braxton defensive line was a pressure point to begin Miller at QB, Jordan Hall at RB and Jeff with. After losing a top backup, there will Heuerman at TE. The only wrinkles are that Corey Brown and Devin Smith are be even more scrutiny up there. listed as either/or starters After Wednesday’s pracat the X receiver position, tice, coach Urban Meyer Evan Spencer is tabbed confirmed that Tommy as the first-teamer at the Schutt — a backup at both Z and, in a mild surprise, inside spots on the line — Chris Fields is listed as will be lost until midseason the top H-back, although after breaking a bone in his Hall will undoubtedly see foot in Monday’s practice. double-duty also at that Meyer said Schutt had surspot. gery to insert a screw into the On defense, Adolphus bone to hold it together. Washington and Noah “Doggone it,” Meyer Spence are the ends, said. Bennett is at tackle, Ryan Schutt was a promising Shazier, Curtis Grant player on a line that is replacand Josua Perry at the ing all four starters from last Schutt linebackers and Armani year. “He was actually rotating in a little bit,” Reeves (for the suspended Bradley Roby) Meyer said. “Joel Hale and Mike Bennett and Doran Grant at the corners, plus will start. We moved Chase Farris over Christian Bryant and C.J. Barnett at their there to defense to get some reps and yes- accustomed slots at safety. In one of the terday he had a great day. He’ll play. Which tightest battles, Hale beat out Schutt at noseguard. is unbelievable: One day and he’s going.” The kicker is Drew Basil and punter Farris is listed as the backup to Andrew is Cameron Johnston, with Kenny Guiton Norwell at left offensive guard. Meyer added the loss of Schutt wasn’t holding on placements, Corey Brown and crippling with freshmen Mike Hill and Joey Jordan Hall returning punts and Hall and Bosa seeing more time, along with 340- Dontre Wilson back deep on kickoffs. THE GREATEST: At an interview pound sophomore Chris Carter. SWOOSHING THE HEAT: It was session earlier this week, LB Ryan Shazier brutally hot and humid at the Buckeyes’ wore a T-shirt with the iconic photo of practice on Wednesday. Then Meyer Muhammad Ali standing over a prone stepped into the stifling heat within the Sonny Liston on the front. “I’m a really big Ali fan because he indoor practice field, where there was no wanted to be great and I want this team to breeze. A smart-aleck sports writer cracked, “I be great and I want to be great,” he said. “I heard Oregon’s indoor field is air condi- have a lot of posters of him. I look up to Ali a lot.” tioned.” NAJEE THE FLASH: Najee Murray, The Ducks recently opened a new, stateof-the-art facility with Nike co-founder and a promising sophomore CB out of Cleveland, has left the Buckeyes and is chairman Phil Knight donating millions. Meyer smiled and replied, “I’m going enrolled at Kent State. He played the first to call Mr. (Phil) Knight and find out if he half of last season on special teams before going down with an ACL injury. can help us.” OCTOCAPTAIN: The eight captains DEPTH CHARGE: Ohio State has
Schutt goes down, won’t be back until midseason
By RUSTY MILLER Associated Press
announced on Tuesday night is the most ever for an Ohio State team. The most previously was six in 2010. Last year there were five. “It’s real unusual,” Meyer said a day later. “One thing I did the senior class. This year there were eight guys, most of them were within eight votes of each other. I said, ‘You know what, what a great experience to be named captain’.” Ohio State will have game captains and at the end of the year, Meyer will name official captains for the season. Asked if there was a danger of watering down the title of captain, Meyer shook his head. “(DL coach) Mike Vrabel said it best,” Meyer added. “He wasn’t elected a captain here his senior year. But he was a captain. When he said that, it made a lot of sense. Captain sometimes is by title only. That doesn’t mean you stop trying to lead.” Despite losses, Ohio State’s D might be better: There was a time not so long ago when Ohio State’s defense was one of the most feared, effective and efficient units in the country. For this season’s second-ranked Buckeyes to contend for a Big Ten, let alone a national title, Meyer knows his defenders have to harken back to the notso-distant past. “One thing about Ohio State defense, for a decade they were about as good a defense as there was in America,” Meyer said. “The last two years, it hasn’t been that way. So I’m anxious to get it back there to the Ohio State level.” The defense was just good enough to get it through an undefeated season in 2012. It provided the Big Ten defensive player of the year in lineman John Simon and always seemed to come up with a big play when needed. No one thought it was a bad defense but the numbers weren’t very good: 360 yards and 23 points a game, including surrendering 512 yards to California, 481 to Indiana and 403 to UAB. When they host Buffalo on Saturday, the Buckeyes are seeking improvement despite missing eight starters (including the suspended Roby) on that side of the ball. There’s a lot to accomplish.
until my senior year. I didn’t start at LSU until my junior year, so I just continued to work hard, but I didn’t get here alone. Great coaches at LSU and great teammates and a great offensive line that blocked for me.” Casper, who helped Notre Dame beat Alabama for the 1973 national title, became a pro hall inductee and Super Bowl champion as an Oakland Raiders tight end. He still enjoys his lifelong affiliations with his alma mater. “The good thing is I don’t have to go to purgatory for being on the national championship team,” Casper said, grinning. “Notre Dame takes care of my purgatory problem.” Other offensive players enshrined were Bartkowski (California quarterback who was the No. 1 overall NFL draft pick in 1975 by the Atlanta Falcons), split end Hal Bedsole (helped Southern Cal win the 1962 national title), Rice quarterback Tommy Kramer (set NCAA single-season passing record in 1976) and Colorado guard John Wooten (1958 All-American). Defensive players included Colorado State cornerback Greg Myers (1995 Thorpe Award winner), Texas Tech tackle Gabe Rivera (1982 All-American), Kansas State linebacker Mark Simoneau (1999 Big 12 defensive player of the year) and Air Force safety Scott Thomas. Organizers said that Johnson, Detmer, Ogden, Otis Armstrong and National Football Foundation chairman Archie Manning were unable to attend the event. Johnson coached Miami to the 1987 national title. Detmer, a former BYU quarterback, won the 1990 Heisman Trophy. Ogden won the 1995 Outland Trophy as UCLA’s left tackle. Armstrong left Purdue in 1972 as the Big Ten’s career leading rusher. Manning, a former Mississippi quarterback and father to NFL star QBs Peyton and Eli Manning, is recovering from back surgery. Fulmer (led Tennessee to 1998 national title) and Slocum (Texas A&M’s career-leading winner in nowdefunct Southwest Conference) were enshrined as coaches. Shell was one of seven inductees from FBS or lower division schools — Washington University linebacker Shelby Jordan, Westminster (Pa.) quarterback Joe Micchia, Ithaca College fullback Jeff Wittman and coaches Frank Cignetti of West Virginia and Indiana (Pa.), Boots Donnelly of Austin Peay and Middle Tennessee State and Jess Dow of Southern Connecticut State.
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ball program has a storied history, winning six state chamionships. However, the last title was in 2006. Coming off a 9-4 campaign, including 5-3 in the Midwest Athletic Conference, Brad Luthman takes over for Jeff Starkey and will try to add more hardware to the Redskins trophy case. One major loss is four-year quarterback Kyle Stahl. Likely taking over for the 6-4 signal-caller is either Jeff Paul (6-3, 180, senior; also a candidate at wide receiver/defensive back) or Mitchel Stammen (5-11, 160, sophomore; also a wideout/defensive back). Other starting candidates on a very young team (eight seniors) include seniors Tyler Schwieterman (5-11, 160; wide receiver/cornerback), Chris Hess (6-1, 195; tight end/defensive line), Adam Reichert (5-10, 165; running back/outside linebacker), Jordan Osterholt (5-10, 170; running back/ inside linebacker), Mitch Staugler (5-11, 215; center/inside linebacker), Chase Hemmelgarn (6-1, 200; twoway lineman), Briar Holloman (5-10, 163; wide receiver/defensive back) and Matt Meier (6-2, 185; tight end/ defensive line). As well, juniors DJ Kunkler (5-9, 160; wideout/cornerback), Tanner Wourms (5-10, 170; running back/ inside linebacker), AJ Niekamp (6-0, 167; wideout/defensive back), Evan Prenger (6-0, 175; tight end/outside linebacker), Caleb Bender (5-11, 155; wide receiver/defensive back), Matt Werling (5-8, 155; wideout/cornerback), Nate Langenkamp (5-10, 154; running back/inside linebacker), Andrew Lundvall (6-2, 180; tight end/ outside linebacker), Cole Froning (5-10, 150; running back/defensive back), Jason Schneider (6-0, 175; two-way lineman), Austin Clune (6-2, 185; two-way lineman), Lucas Roll (6-0, 210; two-way lineman), Adam Guggenbiller (5-10, 195; two-way lineman), Andrew Kleinhenz (5-10, 215; two-way lineman) and Jacob Linn (6-2, 160; tight end/defensive line). Only eight sophomores dot the roster: Jesse Niekamp (6-1, 165; running back/cornerback), Paul Stammen (5-10, 158; wideout/defensive back), Jason Homan (6-0, 160; wideout/ outside linebacker), Kaleb Filadelfo (6-2, 152; running back/outside linebacker), Evan Lefeld (6-1, 190; center/inside linebacker), Alex Hartings (6-4, 170; two-way lineman), Justin Rindler (6-1, 212; two-way lineman) and Jaden Ontrop (6-1, 170; tight end/ outside linebacker). St. Henry opens against Marion Pleasant.
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As well, seniors Brandon Prenger(6-2, 180; wideout/outside linebacker) and Alex Ungruhn (6-1, 165; wideout/cornerback); juniors Cory Heitkamp (6-2, 155; wideout/ cornerback), Ethan Nietfeld (5-11, 195; running back/noseman), Nathan Heckman (6-2, 215; two-way lineman), Blake Benton (5-10, 170; running back/outside linebacker), Trevor Cooper (5-8, 220; two-way lineman), Mason Thobe (6-1, 240; twoway lineman) and Peyton Kramer (6-2, 200; two-way lineman); and sophomores Derek Albers (6-0, 180; wideout/outside linebacker), Cole Griesdorn (5-11, 155; safety), Caleb Schemmel (5-10, 160; two-way lineman), Joe Wuebker (5-9, 150; running back/linebacker), John Schwieterman (6-5, 185; two-way lineman), Hunter Wilker (5-11, 80; wideout/cornerback), Kyle Homan (5-9, 160; wideout/safety) and Aaron Nietfeld (5-9, 175; running back/linebacker). Assistant coaches are Dan Koenig, Kevin Otte, Greg Bruns, Dan Thobe, Bob Gecewich, BJ Wolters, Bill Goodwin and Jason Scheer. Marion Local opens with Shawnee 7:30 p.m. Friday. ——— ST. HENRY REDSKINS ST. HENRY — St. Henry’s foot-
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‘Standstill’ should focus on cousin not ‘family secret’
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Dear Annie: I come from of us get in another word. an extended family that is How can I make him stop? mostly successful. How- — Jane in an RV Dear Jane: There are ever, one of my cousins was born mentally and physi- myriad reasons why people cally handicapped, and interrupt and take over conthe family story is that her versations: insecurity (the parents have incompatible need to impress others), blood types. However, they hearing loss (if he doesn’t had another child 10 years let anyone else speak, he later, even though they doesn’t have to respond to claim the doctor told them things he cannot hear), narcissism (no one not to, and this else could possibly child was born be more interesting completely northan he is), control mal. (you shouldn’t be A few years making friends on ago, my mother your own), or simdisclosed that the ply cluelessness cousin was reand anxiety. Talk ally born with to your husband, fetal alcohol syntell him how androme. (My aunt noying and intrudrank heavily sive his behavior during that pregAnnie’s Mailbox is, and explore the nancy.) However, possibilities. He whenever anyone broaches the subject, that may not even realize he is person is verbally attacked monopolizing the conversaby the entire family and tion, so perhaps you could work on a signal to let him written off as evil. What bothers me is that know when he needs to my aunt has always shunned stop talking. He surely will her first child while doting not want others to find him on the younger one. During boorish. family functions, my older Dear Annie: I have anothcousin is mostly ignored. I feel I’m the only one who er response for “Paducah,” has real conversations with who said his relatives make her and cares what she has a big deal about his alcohol to say. I am considering consumption, but say nothwriting my cousin a letter to ing about overeating. He say that I know the truth and claims there is no difference am so sorry she has been between people who are adrobbed of a normal life. The dicted to alcohol and those only problem is if she shares who are addicted to food. my letter with the rest of the It’s all addiction, and people family. How do I help my should stop being hypocousin and bring the truth to crites or making excuses for light without causing World food addicts. I’d like to tell him the War III? — At a Standstill Dear Standstill: You “difference” is that people don’t need to expose your who overeat do not get in a cousin’s condition to the car and kill some innocent rest of the family. They al- person because their drivready know. Forcing it into ing skills are impaired. — the light will not help and Shreveport Lass may ostracize you, preventing you from being a source of support. Please keep listening and talking with your cousin, making her feel valued. Also contact the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (nofas. org) at 1-800-66-NOFAS. They offer resources that can help your cousin and also provide information for you in dealing with this. Dear Annie: My husband and I travel via RV six months out of the year. I often strike up conversations with strangers. My husband, who never initiates conversations with anyone, will then butt in and take over. He rambles on and on, always talking about what he’s done or where he’s been. He won’t let the rest
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Soldier sentenced to death for Fort Hood shooting
NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press FORT HOOD, Texas — A military jury on Wednesday sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, handing the Army psychiatrist the ultimate punishment after a trial in which he seemed to be courting martyrdom by making almost no effort to defend himself. The rare military death sentence came nearly four years after the attack that stunned even an Army hardened by more than a decade of constant war. Hasan walked into a medical building where soldiers were getting medical checkups, shouted “Allahu akbar” — Arabic for “God is great!” — and opened fire with a laser-sighted handgun. Thirteen people were killed. Hasan, who said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression, had no visible reaction when the sentence was announced, staring first at the jury forewoman and then at the judge. Some victims’ relatives were in the courtroom but none showed any reaction, which the judge had warned against. The American-born Muslim of Palestinian descent acted as his own attorney and never denied his actions at the huge Texas Army post. In opening statements, he told jurors that evidence would show he was the shooter and described himself as a soldier who had “switched sides.” The same jurors who convicted Hasan last week deliberated the sentence for about two hours. They needed to agree unanimously on the death penalty. The only alternative was life in prison without parole. Kathy Platoni, an Army reservist who still struggles with images of Capt. John Gaffaney bleeding to death at her feet, said she was not opposed to the punishment. Hasan wanted “to be a martyr and so many of the (victims’) families had spoken to the issue of not giving him what he wants because this is his own personal holy war,” said Platoni, who watched most of the trial from inside the courtroom. “But on the other hand — this is from the bottom of my heart — he doesn’t deserve to live,” she said. “I don’t know how long it takes for a death sentence to be carried out, but the world will be a better place without him.” Hasan could become the first American soldier executed in more than half a century. But because the military justice system requires a lengthy appeals process, years or even decades could pass before he is put to death. He was expected to be taken on the next available flight to the military prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. In his final plea for a death sentence, the lead prosecutor assured jurors that Hasan would “never be a martyr” despite his attempt to tie the attack to religion. “He is a criminal. He is a cold-blooded murderer,” Col. Mike Mulligan said. “This is not his gift to God. This is his debt to society. This is the cost of his murderous rampage.”
Horse Racing at the 2013 Van Wert County Fair
Horse Racing at the 2013 Van Wert County Fair. (Submitted photo) Information submitted All 156 previous Van Wert County Fairs have included horses on display or racing in some manner. The first fair in 1855 had an improvised race around a path with horses belonging to those in attendance. So what type of racing will there be at the 2013 Van Wert County Fair? At 1 p.m. on Monday the Fair’s Derby Day, the running races take place. Thoroughbred and Quarter horse breds comprise the running races. Today, Kids Day, the Harness Races take place at 7 p.m. with Standardbred horses. Tonight has Colt (male horse) harness racing. The Harness Races alternate between trot and pace Standardbred horses. This describes the gait of the horse or how a horse’s legs move. Harness Racing is a horse pulling a sulky (cart) with a driver. Running races are horses with a jockey. The Van Wert County Fair is unique in offering both types of races during the fair. Van Wert has a very unique place in the State of Ohio as it is the only county fair that holds running races, something very special at Van Wert County’s fair. This year, Derby Day on Monday has been designated “Ladies Hat Day” at the Fair. Ladies are encouraged to attend the running races and wear a “Kentucky Derby style” hat. The local group of ladies who wear red and purple hats, seen around Van Wert County at various events, will be promenading into the Grandstand before race time to show off their particular style of hat for the crowd. Who will have the best hat in the Grandstand? Try the running races and be part of the excitement! The Harness Races and Thoroughbred & Quarter Horse Races (Running Races on Derby Day) both have betting available. This is the only time betting is allowed during a county fair in Ohio.
Fast-food strikes MLK’s dream inspires a for cities new march, and a president set nationwide
SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press WASHINGTON — Standing on hallowed ground of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama challenged new generations Wednesday to seize the cause of racial equality and honor the “glorious patriots” who marched a half century ago to the very steps from which Rev. Martin Luther King spoke during the March on Washington. In a moment rich with history and symbolism, tens of thousands of Americans of all backgrounds and colors thronged to the National Mall to join the nation’s first black president and civil rights pioneers in marking the 50th anniversary of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Obama urged each of them to become a modern-day marcher for economic justice and racial harmony. “The arc of the moral universe may bend toward justice but it doesn’t bend on its own,” Obama said, in an allusion to King’s own message. His speech was the culmination of daylong celebration of King’s legacy that began with marchers walking the streets of Washington behind a replica of the transit bus that Rosa Parks once rode when she refused to give up her seat to a white man. At precisely 3 p.m., members of the King family tolled a bell to echo King’s call 50 years earlier to “let freedom ring.” It was the same bell that once hung in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., where four black girls were killed when a bomb planted by a white supremacist exploded in 1963. Georgia Rep. John Lewis, a former freedom rider and the sole survivor of the main organizers of the 1963 march, recounted the civil rights struggles of his youth and exhorted American to “keep the faith and keep our eyes on the prize.” The throngs assembled in soggy weather at the Lincoln Memorial, where King, with soaring, rhythmic oratory and a steely countenance, had pleaded with Americans to come together to stomp out racism and create a land of opportunity for all. White and black, they came this time to recall history — and live it. “My parents did their fair share and I feel like we have to keep the fight alive,” said Frantz Walker, a honey salesman from Baltimore who is black. “This is hands-on history.” KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press Organizers say thousands of fast-food workers are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the country, part of a push to get chains such as McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Wendy’s to pay workers higher wages. It’s expected be the largest nationwide strike by fast-food workers, according to organizers. The biggest effort so far was over the summer when about 2,200 of the nation’s millions of fast-food workers staged a oneday strike in seven cities. Today’s planned walkouts follow a series of strikes that began last November in New York City, then spread to cities including Chicago, Detroit and Seattle. Workers say they want $15 an hour, which would be about $31,000 a year for fulltime employees. That’s more than double the federal minimum wage, which many fast food workers make, of $7.25 an hour, or $15,000 a year. The move comes amid calls from the White House, some members of Congress and economists to hike the federal minimum wage, which was last raised in 2009. But most proposals seek a far more modest increase than the ones workers are asking for, with President Barack Obama wanting to boost it to $9 an hour.
Obama: Syrian gov’t carried out chemical attack
KIMBERLY DOZIER Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared unequivocally that the United States has “concluded” that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians. But new hurdles emerged that appeared to slow the formation of an international coalition that could use military force to punish Syria. Obama did not present any direct evidence to back up his assertion that the Syrian government bears responsibility for the attack. At the same time, U.S. officials were searching for additional intelligence to bolster the case for a strike against Assad’s military infrastructure. Questions remained about whether the attack could be linked to Assad or high officials and whether a rogue element of the Syrian military could have used the weapons on its own authority. While Obama said he is still evaluating possible military retaliation, he vowed that any American response would send a “strong signal” to Syrian President Bashar Assad. “We have concluded that the Syrian government in fact carried these out,” Obama said during an interview with “NewsHour” on PBS. “And if that’s so, then there need to be international consequences.” Earlier Wednesday, the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council failed to reach an agreement on a draft resolution from the British seeking authorization for the use of force. Russia, as expected, objected to international intervention. Obama administration officials said they would take action against the Syrian government even without the backing of allies or the United Nations because diplomatic paralysis must not prevent a response to the alleged chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital last week. Despite the administration’s assertions that it would press forward without the U.N., momentum for international military action appeared to slow. British Prime Minister David Cameron promised British lawmakers he would not go to war until a U.N. chemical weapons team on the ground in Syria has a chance to report its findings, pushing the U.K.’s involvement in any potential strike until next week at the earliest. Cameron called an emergency meeting of Parliament today to vote on whether to endorse international action against Syria. Even so, British Foreign Secretary William Hague suggested that U.S. military action need not be constrained by Britain. “The United States are able to make their own decisions,” he told reporters late Wednesday, just after speaking with Secretary of State John Kerry. More intelligence was being sought by
U.S. officials. While a lower-level Syrian military commanders’ communications discussing a chemical attack had been intercepted, they don’t specifically link the attack to an official senior enough to tie the killings to Assad himself, according to one U.S. intelligence official and two other U.S. officials. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the intelligence publicly. The White House ideally wants intelligence that links the attack directly to Assad or someone in his inner circle, to rule out the possibility that a rogue element of the military acting without Assad’s authorization. That quest for added intelligence has delayed the release of the report by the Office of the Director for National Intelligence laying out evidence against Assad. The report was promised earlier this week by administration officials. The CIA and the Pentagon have been working to gather more human intelligence tying Assad to the attack, relying on the intelligence services of Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Israel, the officials said. The administration was planning a teleconference briefing today on Syria for leaders of the House and Senate and national security committees in both parties, U.S. officials and congressional aides said. Both the CIA and the Defense Intelligence Agency have their own human sources — the rebel commanders and others who cross the border to brief CIA and defense intelligence officers at training camps in Jordan and Turkey. But their operation is much smaller than some of the other intelligence services, and it takes longer for their contacts to make their way overland. The CIA, the Pentagon, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence all declined to comment on the intelligence picture, and the White House did not respond to requests for comment. Obama said he was not seeking a lengthy, open-ended conflict in Syria, indicating that any U.S. response would be limited in scope. But he argued that Syria’s use of chemical weapons not only violated international norms, but threatened “America’s core self-interest.” “We do have to make sure that when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us, that they are held accountable,” he said. Laying out a legal justification for a U.S. response, Obama said Syria was violating the Geneva Protocols, an agreement signed in 1925 in the wake of World War I to ban the use of chemical gases. The White House has also cited the Chemical Weapons Convention, a 1992 agreement that builds on the Geneva Protocols by prohibiting the development and stockpiling of chemical weapons.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found a compelling clue in the quest to learn what causes age-related memory problems, and to one day be able to tell if those misplaced car keys are just a senior moment or an early warning of something worse. Wednesday’s report offers evidence that age-related memory loss really is a distinct condition from pre-Alzheimer’s — and offers a hint that what we now consider the normal forgetfulness of old age might eventually be treatable. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center examined brains, young and old ones, donated from people who died without signs of neurologic disease. They discovered that a certain gene in a specific part of the hippocampus, the brain’s memory center, quits working properly in older people. It produces less of a key protein. That section of the brain, called the dentate gyrus, has long been suspected of being especially vulnerable to aging. Importantly, it’s a different neural neighborhood than where Alzheimer’s begins to form. But it’s circumstantial evidence that having less of that protein, named RbAp48, affects memory loss in older adults. So the researchers took a closer look at mice, which become forgetful as they age in much the same way that people do.
Scientists find clue to age-related memory loss
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Answers to Wednesday’s questions: The world’s deadliest mushroom is the Amanita phalloids, the death cap or death cup. Broca’s area of the brain is located in the left but sometimes right inferior frontal convolution. It is associated with motor control of speech and is named for its discoverer, the 19th-century French surgeon Paul Broca. Today’s questions: How old is the hula hoop? Where was the first elevator? Answers in Friday’s Herald.
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