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Fire and Ice, p5

Final Four preview, p6

Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869

Saturday, April 5, 2014

HERALD
Delphos, Ohio

Jefferson sets Post Prom pizza party
The Delphos Eagles will host the Jefferson Post Prom Pizza Buffet from 4-8 p.m. April 15. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under and include all youcan-eat-pizza, bread sticks, salad and fountain pop. Proceeds will help support Post Prom activities. Contact any junior parent, the high school office or administration office for tickets or call Teresa Gilden at 419-303-8758 or Laura Peters or 419-233-2464.

Time to party your brains out at the first-ever Delphos Zombie Prom from 6-10 p.m. April 26 at the Smokin’ Chrome Saloon. This is an adults-only event. Participants must be 21 to enter. Zombie makeup and prom attire is required. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Saloon and are limited. A zombie band and “horror” d’oeuvres will offered and a professional photographer will be on site for prom photos. A 50/50 drawing, door prizes and the crowning of the Zombie Prom King and Queen will be included. This will, indeed, be “a night to dismember.” This event is a non-profit fundraiser. All proceeds are to help fund the third annual Delphos Zombie Walk in October, which provides support to the Inter-Faith Thrift Shop with canned-good and monetary donations.

First-ever Zombie Prom set April 26

Upfront

Hancock Queen Jubilee XXXIX

Crestview’s Chelsea Hancock was crowned Queen Jubilee XXXIX Friday night at Marsh Foundation Auditorium. Hancock also won Miss Congeniality in a vote by all the contestants. (Times Bulletin/Ed Gebert) BY ED GEBERT Times Bulletin Editor news@delphosherald.com VAN WERT — Crestview’s Chelsea Hancock won the title of Queen Jubilee XXXIX Friday night at Marsh Foundation Auditorium. Hancock also won Miss Congeniality in a vote by all the contestants. Jefferson’s Tori Suever performed a dance routine “I was very surprised,” for her talent offering at the pageant. Hancock admitted after the pageant. “This means a lot to me by having the opportunity to show myself and represent my school and show my abilities and who I am and how I want to be perceived.” Spencerville’s Elizabeth Griffin won the Talent Competition and was also named First Runner-Up. Van Wert’s Claire Gamble was named Second Runner-Up. Susan Burchfield served as Mistress of Ceremonies, leading the audience through the program’s opening dance, the talent competition, the question-andanswer session and the promenade in evening gowns. Serving as judges were Becky Goshorn of Bluffton, Ind.; Steve Keller of Rockford; Meggan Yahl of St. Marys; and Todd Schreiber of Lambertville, Mich. See QUEEN, page 10

Voter registration deadline Monday
Delphos Herald Staff Reports

For those planning to vote in the May 6 Primary Election, the deadline for registration is 9 p.m. Monday. The Allen, Putnam and Van Wert County boards of elections will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday for those needing to register. Registered voters who have moved will need to update their voter registration information. Registered voters may update their registration online by going to myohiovote.com. Early and absentee voting is underway. Voters may cast an early ballot up until 5 p.m. May 2. To vote an early ballot, a person must be a registered voter and provide either the last four digits of their Social Security number or driver’s license number. If neither of these items is available, a copy of a current and valid photo ID (state ID card, government ID, etc.) may be used. The photo ID must show TODAY the name and address of the voter. OR a copy of a current utilBaseball: Elida at Kalida ity bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other (DH), 10 a.m.; St. John’s/ government document that shows the voter’s name and current Lincolnview at Antwerp, address. 11 a.m.; Columbus Grove Absentee ballots may still be obtained by mailing a signed at Har. Nor. (DH), 11 request to the appropriate board of elections office along with a.m.; Jefferson at Parkway date of birth, driver’s license number or last four numbers of (DH), noon; Spencerville the individual’s Social Security number and an address where at Botkins, noon. the ballot may be sent. Softball: Crestview/ New office hours at the Van Wert County Board of Elections NB/Shawnee at are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The only ODOT’s District 1 kept more than 1,200 miles of highway in Allen, Putnam and Spencerville, 11 a.m.; Saturday that the Board of Elections office will be open for Van Wert counties clear of snow this winter. (Herald file photo) VB at Columbus Grove voting will be from 8 a.m. to noon on May 3. (DH), 11 a.m.; Jefferson See VOTING, page 10 at Minster (DH), noon; Lincolnview at P-G, noon; Elida at Bellefontaine (DH), noon; Kalida at Arlington (DH), noon. Track and Field: Spencerville/Crestview at Versailles Tiger Inv. Staff Reports cost per winter to fight snow and ice is $4.1 (boys), 9 a.m.; Elida million. at Celina Inv., noon VAN WERT — The Ohio Department Van Wert County has the sixth-highest Boys Tennis: Marion of Transportation (ODOT) spent well over number of miles maintained by ODOT in Harding at Elida, noon $3.3 million so far this winter keeping the the district, the least of the tri-counties;

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ODOT spent over $3.3M on snow removal in tri-counties
Tri-County highways free of snow and ice. Allen County has the most number of miles to maintain at 455, with Putnan at 422 and Van Wert at 370. Statistics from ODOT’s District 1 show the state agency spent $1,185,229 in labor, equipment and materials in Allen County, $1,059,332 in Putnam and $1,055,580 in Van Wert. Throughout the eight counties in thedistrict, more than $8.7 million went into labor, equipment and materials for snow and ice removal over the 3,277 miles of highway. Operations this winter for ODOT in this part of the state were understandably higher than last winter. At this point in the season last year, 43,431 tons of salt had been used. That is compared to this winter’s 62,342 tons, nearly 23,400 of those tons in the tricounties. The district’s total cost dwarfs the total of the worst winter in recent memory in terms of cost: 2010-11 when ODOT spent $5.58 million for snow and ice control costs. Over the past 10 years, the average

Sunny today and clear tonight. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the upper 20s. See page 2.

Forecast

Kramer, Fischer Legion’s Buckeye Girls State delegates
Staff Reports 2 3 4 5 6-7 8 9 10 DELPHOS — Two seniors, one from Jefferson and one from St. John’s high schools, will be among the 900 girls participating in the 68th annual session of Buckeye Girls State June 15-21 at the University of Mount Union. Kelli Kramer will represent Jefferson and Rebekah Fischer will represent St. John’s.

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Local Commemorative Unit 268 Auxiliary is sponsoring the girls. Kramer is the daughter of John and Julie Kramer and carries a 3.9 GPA. She is active in band, the class play, National Honor Society and Junior Optimists, is on the Prom Committee and tutors an eighth-grader in math. See STATE, page 10

however, the fourth-highest amount of salt in the district was used in the county and the highest amount of salt brine (115,185.5 gallons). ODOT trucks drove the least amount of miles plowing and treating roads in Van Wert County at 160,605.5. Crews drove 165,156 miles in Allen and 177,275.9 in Putnam. Just in case, ODOT still has nearly 5,800 tons of salt still available for District 1 roadways. ODOT Public Information Officer noted that the latest recorded snowfall in Cleveland occurred on May 10 in both 1902 and 1907, so the winter road season is not officially over. The state agency has also spent nearly $14,000 to patch potholes in the county using 805 labor hours thus far this winter. Overall in the district, ODOT has used 196 tons of material for a total of $166,611. That figure is higher than the average for the past five years ($108,734) but the 5,396 labor hours is less than the average of 6,035 over the same period.

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One Year Ago On Thursday, Kreative Learning students celebrate achieving their goal of raising $1,767 for St. Jude’s Hospital by playing a revised version of Candyland. Teachers guided the students throughout the game of rolling the dice and moving tokens on the board. Sheldyn Fetter, Lily Smith, Camden Gable and Carolyn Mueller got ready to roll the dice.

first Mass was celebrated in the settlement now known as Delphos has been donated to the Delphos Historical Association. Belonging to the family of Mr. and Mrs. James Lang, this piece of furniture is of much significant history to our community. Lang is a great grandson of Ferdinand Bredeick, one of two original settlers, who arrived in this area in 1842. Shari Gruits of Chicago will arrive 25 Years Ago – 1989 in Delphos Tuesday to conduct the Best Competing in the recent district sciof All Days cooking school that is being ence fair in Ada were St. John’s students sponsored by The Delphos Herald. It Ryan Eickholt, who won the Standing will be held in the Franklin School audiHealth Award for his project on “The torium and will be free to the public. Long Smoking and Its Effect;” Todd Each homemaker attending the cooking Beatrice ‘Bea’ Schulte, who received a superior ratschool will be given a free Best of All Kaverman ing for “How Do Gibberellins Affect cookbook and will be eligible to receive Plants?” Shawna Pelasky, superior for one of the 20 free bags of groceries to Jan. 21, 1933-April 3, 2014 “Does Heredity Have an Effect on the be given away and some of the freshly DELPHOS — Beatrice Coloring of a Mini Lop?” and Emily made food products which Miss Gruits “Bea” Kaverman, 81, of Pohlman, superior for her project “Right 50 Years Ago – 1964 will prepare. Delphos passed away Brain, Left Brain Dominancy.” A chest of drawers on which the Thursday morning at Van Wert See ARCHIVES, page 10 Inpatient Hospice Center, surrounded by her loving family. Her Family… She was born Jan. 21, 1933, in Van Wert County to Joseph E. and Bertha D. (Pohlman) Lindeman, who preceded her in death. St. John’s Friday: Fish sandwich, augratin potatoes, mixed fruit, On May 7, 1955, she marWeek of April 7-11 cookie, milk. ried Donald Kaverman, who The full menu was unavailable at press time. ———— survives in Delphos. Monday: fresh fruit, milk. Fort Jennings She is also survived by Tuesday: fresh fruit, milk. Week of April 7-11 a son, Larry Kaverman Wednesday: fresh fruit, milk. Chocolate, white or strawberry milk served with all of Toledo; a daughter, Thursday: fresh fruit, milk. meals. High School - additional fruit and vegetable daily. Nancy (William) Shaffer of Friday: fresh fruit, milk. High school - a la carte pretzel and cheese every Friday and ———— salad bar every Wednesday. Spencerville; a granddaughter, Delphos City Schools Monday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, corn, dinner Calla Shaffer of Spencerville; Week of April 7-11 roll, fruit. two brothers, Roger (Lois) Monday: Chili soup with crackers, peanut butter sandTuesday: Spicy chicken strips, broccoli, muffin, fruit. Lindeman of Wapakoneta and wich or deli sandwich, baby carrots, sherbet, milk. Wednesday: BBQ rib sandwich, baked beans, cookie, Richard (Diane) Lindeman Tuesday: Franklin/Landeck/Middle: Hot dog sandwich; fruit. of Delphos; a sister, Louise Senior: Footlong hot dog, baked beans, diced pears, milk. Thursday: Taco, refried beans, mixed vegetable, fruit. (Anthony) Warnecke of Wednesday: Hamburger sandwich, cheese slice, french Friday: Cheese pizza, dinner roll, carrots, fruit. Delphos; sister-in-law Lorene fries, juice bar, milk. ———— Lindeman of Delphos; many Thursday: Chicken patty sandwich, green beans, chilled Spencerville nieces and nephews; and inpeaches, milk. Week of April 7-11 laws, Rita Kaverman, Helen Friday: Cheese pizza, Romaine salad, fruit, milk. Monday: K-4th grade: Corn dog, baked beans, fresh Kaverman and Ralph (Marge) ————veggies and dip, vanilla phys edibles, pears, milk. 5th-12th Kaverman all of Delphos. Ottoville grade: Chili cheese fries, cheesy breadstick, pears, milk. She was also preceded Week of April 7-11 Tuesday: Breaded chicken patty sandwich, broccoli and in death by two brothers, Monday: Hamburger, tomato slice-lettuce wedge, baked cheese, fresh veggies and dip, applesauce, milk. Donald Lindeman and Elmer chips, corn, peaches, milk. Wednesday: French toast, sausage patty, smiley fries, 100 Lindeman. Tuesday: Chili soup with crackers, butter-peanut butter- percent juice, milk. Her Legacy… Beatrice tuna, cheese stix-carrot stix, applesauce cup, cookie, milk. Thursday: Chicken nuggets, pumpkin bake, carrots and was 1951 graduate of St. John’s Wednesday: Sausage links, tri tator, French toast stix, dip, cinnamon and sugar breadstick, pineapple milk. High School. After 24 years omelet, OJ, milk. Friday: K-4th grade: Wedge slice cheese pizza, green beans, Thursday: Chicken patty, tossed salad, pudding, peaches, fresh veggies and dip, applesauce, milk. 5th-12th grade: Pizza, of service, she retired from milk. green beans, fresh veggies and dip, applesauce, milk. Trim Trends in Spencerville. She loved to bake, especially cookies earning her the name “Grandma Cookie.” She ­ STOCKS Quotes of local interest supplied by was a member of St. John EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS the Baptist Catholic Church, Close of business April 4, 2014 Landeck, and the Catholic Information submitted Ladies of Columbia Council Description­ Last­Price­ Change 84. She was also a member Dow­Jones­Industrial­Average­ 16412.71­ -159.84­ Associated Press VAN WERT — Sheriff S&P­500­ 1865.09­ -23.68 of the VFW Auxiliary 3035, NASDAQ­Composite­ 4127.73­ -110.01­ Thomas M. Riggenbach has Delphos. Today is Saturday, April 5, the American­Electric­Power­Co.,­Inc.­ 50.78­ +0.21­ released the Van Wert County Her Farewell Services… 95th day of 2014. There are 270 Dog Warden activity report for AutoZone,­Inc.­ 526.12­ -9.49­ Mass of Christian Burial will days left in the year. Bunge­Limited­ 78.20­ -1.29­ March. Today’s Highlight in History: begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at The dog warden traveled BP­plc­ 48.45­ +0.13­ On April 5, 1614, Pocahontas, St. John the Baptist Catholic Citigroup­Inc.­ 47.11­ -0.57­ 1,020 miles while answerCenturyLink,­Inc.­ 33.69­ +0.20­ ing citizens’ complaints and Indian Chief Powhatan’s daughter, Church, Landeck, the Rev. CVS­Caremark­Corporation­ 74.69­ -0.55­ assisting other agencies. The married Englishman John Rolfe Dave Reinhart officiating. Dominion­Resources,­Inc.­ 69.62­ -0.15­ warden handled 68 com- in the Virginia Colony. (A con- Burial will follow in church Eaton­Corporation­plc­ 75.57­ -1.45­ plaints, with three written vert to Christianity, Pocahontas cemetery. Ford­Motor­Co.­ 16.13­ -0.26­ reports, one unwritten report had adopted the name “Rebecca” Visitation will be from First­Defiance­Financial­Corp.­ 27.18­ -0.28­ when she was baptized.) 6-8 p.m. today and 2-8 p.m. and three animal cruelty comFirst­Financial­Bancorp.­ 17.87­ -0.46­ On this date: Sunday at Strayer Funeral General­Dynamics­Corp.­ 108.29­ -2.60­ plaints; received 79 calls from In 1614, England’s King Home, where a Parish Wake residents; and 43 dogs were General­Motors­Company­ 34.81­ -0.63 James I convened the sec- Service will be held Sunday impounded with eight dogs The­Goodyear­Tire­&­Rubber­Company­ 25.55­ -0.45­ ond Parliament of his rule; the at 7:30 p.m. Huntington­Bancshares­Incorporated­ 10.06­ -0.14­ returned to owners. The dog warden also “Addled Parliament,” as it came Health­Care­REIT,­Inc.­ 60.44­ +0.95­ Memorial contributions The­Home­Depot,­Inc.­ 78.72­ -0.68­ picked up four dead animals, to be known, lasted only two may be made to St. Jude Honda­Motor­Co.,­Ltd.­ 35.24­ -0.35­ adopted eight dogs and con- months. Children’s Research Hospital. Johnson­&­Johnson­ 98.42­ +0.16­ ducted six license checks. In 1621, the Mayflower sailed Online condolences may JPMorgan­Chase­&­Co.­ 59.81­ -0.85­ He left seven door hangers from Plymouth Colony in presentKohl’s­Corp.­ 57.66­ -0.19­ at residences, found five unli- day Massachusetts on a month- be shared at strayerfuneralhome.com. Lowe’s­Companies­Inc.­ 48.44­ -0.61­ censed dogs, handled three long return trip to England. McDonald’s­Corp.­ 97.87­ +0.21­ wildlife calls, provided one Microsoft­Corporation­ 39.87­ -1.14­ assist to other departments Pepsico,­Inc.­ 82.59­ -0.32 The­Procter­&­Gamble­Company­ 79.77­ -0.33­ and issued one warning.

FROM THE ARCHIVES
Van Wert Area Alcohol/Drug Council Inc. and 46 county students recently participated in a Junior Educational Development Institute (JEDI) workshop held at Best Western Motel, Lima. Participants learned how to say “No to Drugs,” the effect of drugs and alcohol on the body and activities to get involved with instead of drugs and alcohol. Students representing St. John’s High School, Jefferson Senior High School and Lincolnview North School were among those participating. Thirteen area adults recently completed a welding course at Vantage Vocational School. Completing the course were Steve Lawrence, Jerry Westrick, Bill Riepenhoff, William Blackmore, Phil Frederick, Terry Porter, Bob Bladen, Kevin Litsey, Jody Ankney and Tim Etzkorn.

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OBITUARY The Delphos Herald
Nancy Spencer, editor Ray Geary, general manager Delphos Herald, Inc. Lori Goodwin Silette, circulation manager The Delphos Herald (USPS 1525 8000) is published daily except Sundays, Tuesdays and Holidays. The Delphos Herald is delivered by carrier in Delphos for $1.48 per week. Same day delivery outside of Delphos is done through the post office for Allen, Van Wert or Putnam Counties. Delivery outside of these counties is $110 per year. Entered in the post office in Delphos, Ohio 45833 as Periodicals, postage paid at Delphos, Ohio. 405 North Main St. TELEPHONE 695-0015 Office Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to THE DELPHOS HERALD, 405 N. Main St. Delphos, Ohio 45833
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BIRTHS
A boy, Max Robert, was born March 24 to Brooke and Ryan Schwieterman of Beavercreak. He weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces. Grandparents include Mark and Chris Clement and Jeff and Jen Schwieterman. Great-grandparents are the late Max and Angelene Miller, Marylou and Bob Geier and the late James Clement, Bob and Joyce Wittler and Edgar and Helen Schwieterman. ST. RITA’S A girl was born April 3 to Meghan Ostendorf and Samuel Sawash of Elida.

Sheriff releases dog warden report

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WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TODAY: Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds 10 to 20 mph. TONIGHT: Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest winds around 5 mph through midnight becoming light and variable. SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Southeast winds around 10 mph. SUNDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy through midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. MONDAY: Rain. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of rain 90 percent. MONDAY NIGHT : Cloudy. Rain likely through midnight. Then chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s. Chance of rain 70 percent. TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 50s.

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TURNWALD, Dolores R. “Dolly”, 77, of Ottoville, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. today at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, the Rev. Jerome Schetter and Deacons Jose Flores and Fred Lisk officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville. Memorial contributions may be made to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus; The James Cancer Foundation, Columbus; or the Community Health Professionals of Delphos (Delphos Visiting Nurses). Condolences may be expressed at lovefuneralhome.com. SHORT, Jennifer April, 35, friends may call at Brickner Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. Monday, with funeral services conducted at 4 p.m., the Rev. Scott Campbell officiating. Interment in Taylor Cemetery will be at a later date. Preferred memorials are donations to Jennifer’s children. Condolences may be left at www.bricknerfuneralhome.com or sent to bricknerfuneralhome@bright.net. ASKINS, W. Daniel, 73, of Lima, graveside services will be CLEVELAND (AP) — held at 10:30 a.m. April 12 at St. Joseph Cemetery in Fort Jennings with Father J. Norbert Howe, officiating. Memorial contributions These Ohio lotteries were can be made to Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. drawn Friday: Mega Millions Condolences can be made at siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com. 01-10-15-41-54, Mega Ball: 9 Megaplier 2 Pick 3 Evening 2-6-0 Pick 3 Midday 2-5-0 Pick 4 Evening 6-9-2-4 Pick 4 Midday 4-7-8-7 Pick 5 Evening 3-6-3-4-8 Pick 5 Midday 9-7-9-7-0 Powerball Est. jackpot: $70 million Rolling Cash 5 05-16-17-26-38 Est. jackpot: $100,000

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Library gearing up for Nat’l Library Week April 14-18
Information submitted The Delphos Library is where adventures begin for patrons who want to prepare for a world of wonder, learning, fun and excitement. Mysteries, magazines, movies and music as well as story times and the Internet are all right here for the community. We will celebrate National Library Week from April 14-18. During this week, we will have special activities to showcase the wonderful facilities and resources the library has to offer the community. Fines will be forgiven, so start the spring cleaning and return materials from April 14-18 fine-free. The Page Turners Book Club will meet on April 12 to discuss the Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. The book club is always welcoming new members. DVDs added to the collection this month: About Time All is Lost Basic First Aid Complete CPR: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Crimes of the Heart Ender’s Game Escape Plan Geronimo Stilton: Intrigue on the rodent express Guess how much I love you: Friendship adventures Hours The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Nebraska Sentimental Serenity: Scenes from the Gulf Coast The Story of the Great Black Swamp Thor: The Dark World Books on CD The Gods of guilt by Michael Connelly Private L.A. by James Patterson Runner by Patrick Lee The Scent of Rain by Kristin Billerbeck Takedown twenty by Janet Evanovich Winners by Danielle Steel Music CDs added: Frozen by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Danielle Bradbery by Danielle Bradbery Grammy 2014 nominees 10,000 Towns by Eli Young Band Fiction Forever girl by Alexander McCall Smith The author of the best-selling and universally adored No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series now gives us The Forever Girl, a novel about love and following one’s heart, and the unexpected places to which this can lead us. Amanda and her husband, David, feel fortunate to be raising their son and daughter in the closeknit community of ex-pats on Grand Cayman Island, an idyllic place for children to grow up. Their first-born, Sally, has always listened to her heart, deciding at age 4 that she would rather be called Clover and then, a few years later, falling in love with her best friend, James. But the comforting embrace of island life can become claustrophobic for adults, especially when they are faced with difficult situations. At the same time that Clover falls in love with James, Amanda realizes that she has fallen out of love with David … and that she is interested in someone else. While Amanda tries to navigate the new path her heart is leading her down, Clover finds, much to her dismay that James seems to be growing away from her. And when they leave the island for boarding school—James to England and Clover to Scotland—she feels she may have lost him for good. As Clover moves on to university, seldom seeing James but always carrying him in her heart, she finds herself torn between a desire to go forward with her life and the old feelings that she just can’t shed. Through the lives of Clover and James and Amanda and David, acclaimed storyteller Alexander McCall Smith tells a tale full of love and heartbreak, humor and melancholy that beautifully demonstrates the myriad ways in which love shapes our lives. Missing You by Harlan Coban I t ’s a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she’s ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiancé Jeff, the man who shattered her heart and who she hasn’t seen in 18 years. Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her. But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light, in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable. As the body count mounts and Kat’s hope for a second chance with Jeff grows more and more elusive, she is consumed by an investigation that challenges her feelings about everyone she ever loved—her former fiancé, her mother and even her father, whose cruel murder so long ago has never been fully explained. With lives on the line, including her own, K a t m u s t venture deeper into the darkness than she ever has before and discover if she has the strength to survive what she finds there. Amish G a r d e n by Beth W i s e m a n , Kathleen Fuller, Tricia Goyer, Vannetta Chapman The Amish Garden is a compilation of the following books: “Where Healing Blooms” Vannetta Chapman Emma discovers a runaway teen in her barn, and the bishop asks her to provide a haven for a woman and her two children. Then her mother-in-law reveals a secret about her garden. Will Emma choose loneliness or learn to accept God’s gifts? “Flowers for Rachael” Kathleen Fuller Rachael’s garden is beautiful, but she is lonely. Gideon is in love w i t h Rachael, but when Rachael finds her garden in shambles after a crisis, she rejects his help. Will she realize she doesn’t have to do everything on her own? “Seeds of Love” Tricia Goyer When a corporation shows interest in buying Sadie’s heirloom seeds, she panics. They are all she has left of her Dat and Mem. Eli believes he can help Sadie but a misunderstanding leaves her heartbroken. Will she trust him again and will the seeds of a new relationship take root? “Rooted in Love” Beth Wiseman Rosemary is doing her best to run her family’s household. She excels at all her tasks except one: gardening. Saul has been interested in her for years but Rosemary has turned him down repeatedly. Saul begins helping with her family’s garden but someone is sabotaging his efforts—and keeping a secret that could change their lives. Nonfiction The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden by Roy Diblik We’ve all seen gorgeous perennial gardens packed with color, texture and multiseason interest. Designed by a professional and maintained by a crew, they are aspirational bits of beauty too difficult to attempt at home. Or are they? The Know Maintenance Perennial G a r d e n makes a designmagazineworthy garden achievable at home. The new, simplified approach is made up of hardy, beautiful plants grown on a 10x14 foot grid. Each of the 62 garden plans combines complementary plants that thrive together and grow as a community. They are designed to make maintenance a snap. In fact, the entire garden is mowed down at the end of the season! The garden plans can be followed explicitly or adjusted to meet individual needs; size can be altered by treating the grid-like design as a modular building block that can be halved, doubled or tripled as needed. This complete garden system makes a gorgeous perennial garden available to everyone, no matter their skill or the size of their space. Wise Craft: Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps, and Natural Objects Into Stuff You Love by Blair Stocker W i s e Craft is a guide to the homemade life, turning old things into special new objects that enhance the home. Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating a homemade atmosphere that reflects your family, without spending a fortune. Instead of throwing away old shirts and boring dishes or passing up thrift store finds that aren’t quite right, author Blair Stocker teaches how to remake, adding special touches to make them work for her home—and yours. The book is divided into four seasonal chapters, with designs that reflect different holidays and the changing seasons, allowing you to update your home according to the weather outside. Many projects are portable or perfect to do during a family movie night, making the Wise Craft lifestyle an easy one to attain. Sixty projects include May Day cones and recycled floral mirror frames—perfect for a teenager’s room—plus throw pillow updates, a picnic blanket made from a pile of men’s shirts, spooky Halloween dishes, advent calendars and recycled gift jars. Beautiful photography and illustrations make each project a snap, no matter your crafting background. See LIBRARY, page 10

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Courtesy, respect lacking in too many kids today
Dear Annie: What has happened to the politeness, courtesy and respect that we instilled in our own children but somehow got lost down the tree? My grandson, who is 8, has talked back to his mother for as long as I can remember. She didn’t discipline him as I would have with a good spanking. My daughter is divorced from the boy’s father. The father remarried and has custody because my daughter couldn’t handle him. The boy now tells her that he doesn’t want her to attend his school functions. My daughter does not get informed Annie’s Mailbox of any of his school functions or conferences or any other things going on in his life. The father badmouths my daughter in front of my grandson. What exactly should she do with respect to correcting her son? It’s getting so out of hand that I fear for her future relationship with him. Should I step in? These parents are in their 30s and should be able to figure these things out themselves. -- Grandma Who Is Just a Little Worried Dear Grandma: Your grandson shows disrespect toward his mother because that is what he learns from his father. His father has cut your daughter off from being involved in her son’s school activities. This is known as parental alienation and should not be permitted. You certainly could speak to your grandson when you see him and gently help him see that his mother loves him and should be treated better. Your daughter, however, should speak to her lawyer. Dear Annie: Thanks for printing the letter from “Joining the Letting Go Club,” who feel rejected by their grown children. One part of the letter got my attention -- the part where they say they’ve had “minor disagreements” at times, but nothing so major as to cut off contact. I have had this same situation with my family, and honestly, sometimes the disagreements aren’t as minor as the folks believe. Sometimes disagreements are downplayed to avoid dealing with the hurt feelings and poor communication between family members. The grown children may feel they can’t talk to their parents because of negative and heated exchanges in the past. Nonetheless, I do agree that the grown children need to tell their parents why they don’t have any contact, even if it upsets the parents. They have a right to know. Several years after a falling out, I reached out to my family members. Over time, we were able to rebuild our relationship, and last year, we had a wonderful Christmas holiday together. I greatly appreciate the special relationship my children now have with their grandparents. Sometimes you have to be the bigger person and do what is best for the family -- even if you don’t always agree. -- No State Dear No: How heartwarming that you took that first step -- not only for your sake, but for that of your children. Here’s more on the subject: From Florida: My husband and I could have written that letter. We know how totally rejected, unloved and lonely they feel. We commend these parents for loving their children so much that they can forgive them and let go. This is because their children’s happiness is more important to them than their own. How sad that these children will not realize what wonderful, unselfish parents they have until it is too late. After much reflection, we have concluded that we gave our children too much and sacrificed too much, and our children lost respect for us. Arizona: The same thing happened to us. We have no idea why our three children are so angry. We never would have treated our parents this way, and they were not without their faults. We lost our only son 18 months ago, and his wife tried to keep us from his funeral and took our flowers off of his grave. God will take care of this in the end.

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That spring cleaning thing
I know I have to; I just don’t want to. It is inevitable. It is my destiny. Nooooooooo! Yes, it’s time for spring cleaning. Time to wipe away the cobwebs from the corners and pull everything out and clean behind and under and around. It’s time to go through those closets and drawers to put away those layering items which were a must for the Polar Vortex of 2014 and pull out the short sleeves and capris. Well, now that I started talking about it, I’m getting kind of excited. My closets and drawers need a critical eye to get more organized. I need more space in the closet for a few things I acquired over the winter and when I open the door to peek inside for a possible home — not so much. Today seems like as good as any to get started. But where to start? That is usually my problem. I use a random formula for cleaning that has me zig-zagging through the house picking up this to put away in this room and then finding something else which needs to go in the other room. I dust this and then find something else that needs attention and then I sweep that before moving on to yet another task. At the end, it all comes together in a job well done. Maybe — if that’s how you see it. It’s definitely how I see it. Spring cleaning is a whole different animal. You have to tear each room apart and if I apply my usual formula, the entire house will be in an uproar, throwing my husband and the dog into a tizzy and me into a depression because everything is out of place and nothing seems to be getting done. Sigh. So it seems I need a plan — a blueprint of how to get things done without driving myself and

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everyone around me crazy. First on the list is NO TV. Don’t even think about turning it on. W-A-L-K A-W-A-Y! NO FACEBOOK! Don’t even log on. W-AL-K A-W-A-Y! Music — yes, that’s it. Nothing goes with cleaning like good music. Oh, shoot. I meant to call mom first thing, I have something to ask her. (There goes at least a half hour, perhaps more. You can’t cut your momma off on the phone, that would be rude!) OK, back to music and cleaning. Should I start in the front of the house or the back of house? Most people come in the front door so let’s start there. Hey, there’s the mailman. Let’s see what we got today. How is it possible that more than an hour has gone by and I’ve yet to wipe, sweep or clean the first thing? Hmmm. I’m hungry. Better fix some lunch. Can’t clean on an empty stomach. Even though I have my fingers stuck in my ears and am going “La-la-la-la-la,” I hear you guys laughing at me. Wish me luck. You know, spring isn’t officially over until June 20. I’ve got plenty of time.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
DEAR EDITOR, I would like to thank the two families who have agreed to be host families for our German exchange students this Fall. However, I am still trying to find host families for the remaining six students. The deadline for placing the students is April 28. Students will be arriving in the U.S.A. around July 26 and returning to Germany the first weekend in December. Any interested potential host families can still contact me at friendshiplink@roadrunner. com or by calling 419-695-1876. Rick Hanser Delphos

WASHINGTON — Rush Limbaugh can relax. The pop- KATHLEEN PARKER in direct violathey’ve engaged in the illegal underBY US SENATOR ular “demon of the right” has tion of China’s selling and government subsidies for ROB PORTMAN been replaced at least through legal obligations hot rolled-steel, oil country tubular the midterms by the Koch goods, and diamond saw blades. I’ve I believe in the power of expanded as a member of brothers, Charles and David. also worked to have China declared a exports to spur the creation of good the World Trade Who? currency manipulator for its deliberjobs, but at the same time, it is criti- O r g a n i z a t i o n Exactly. Though cable and After ate efforts to keep the value of its cal that we enforce the international (WTO). online news junkies know China took these currency artificially low, disadvanrules of trade. When our competitors the names, the vast majority actions, Ohio comtaging American exports. manipulate markets, engage in illegal by frequent mentions among of Americans probably have panies saw their These enforcement actions are dumping, or raise barriers to trade, liberal commentators who, no idea who the Kochs are. Portman though perhaps not as influcosts skyrocket, critical to Ohio workers. We know the United States must take action on They’re about to find out. that properly negotiated and enforced For the uninitiated, the ential as Limbaugh, have behalf of Ohio workers, farmers, and putting sales and trade agreements support millions of jobs at risk. brothers are libertarian bil- large followings. But Reid’s service providers. Enforcing our trade laws is not a I joined with Senator Brown jobs in industries from agriculture to lionaires whose vast industries McCarthyesque name-calling in petroleum, asphalt, natural took hell to the devil. It was partisan issue. It is a jobs issue and to demand that the Obama high-tech manufacturing. In 2012, gas liquids, coal and ethanol not only cringe-inducing but I am proud to stand with the people I Administration take action to pro- more than $2.8 billion worth of Ohioemploy 60,000 people. More also profoundly sad. One represent when their jobs are threat- tect American workers from China’s manufactured goods were exported to the point, they are spend- would hope the leader of the ened by the illegal trade practices of unfair and illegal practices, including to China alone, and a quarter of Ohio ing gobs of their own money Senate Democrats might have our competitors. by filing a case in the World Trade manufacturing jobs are now supportto sway politics toward free- better rhetorical devices at his In 2011, I became aware of a Organization against the government ed by exports. Data shows that every market principles and away intellectual disposal. Reid suffers no remorse and scheme by the Chinese government of China. In 2012, following our $1 billion in U.S. goods exports from current government fired back that he was delight- to artificially inflate the price of rare call for action, the Administration supports 5,400 American jobs, while expansionist trends. earth materials, critical components responded by officially filing a trade every $1 billion of U.S. services For this, they have been ed if people now knew who in the kind of high-tech manufactur- case against China in the WTO. exports supports another 4,000. In targeted by Democrats, who those un-Americans are. The ing Ohio is known for. Companies Because of our efforts, the WTO today’s global economy, it is the tearare not exactly penniless when more who despise the Kochs, like GrafTech, a maker of graphite recently ruled that China’s export ing down of trade barriers, not buildit comes to advancing their the better. The Kochs aren’t products in the Cleveland area or quota scheme violates global trade ing them up, that creates jobs and own politicians and policies. just leaders of the Republican Senate Majority Leader Harry Party, as Democrats are pro- Electrodyne, a Cincinnati manufac- rules and China must halt its anti- ensures a better future for American Reid broke down all barriers posing; they are the face of the turer of high tech magnets used in competitive practices concerning rare workers and entrepreneurs. We want to see goods stamped to protocol recently when he Haves. To dislike the Kochs industrial, alternative energy, and earth materials. This is a significant victory for the United States and, “Made in the USA” sold in markets called the Kochs “un-Amer- is to dislike the wealthy in automotive sectors. general. These materials are found in every- more importantly, American manu- around the world. That means openican.” This is really the heart of thing from cars to advanced electron- facturers and their employees. ing those markets to our products, Charles Koch, in an the Democratic proposition. but it also means enforcing the rules Stopping China’s manipulation of ics to steel production. China, which op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, responded by calling As the midterm elections take controls 97 percent of the world’s the market for rare earth materials is of trade. Ohio workers can compete shape around the debate about supply of rare earth materials, was only the latest in a series of bipartisan with anyone on a level-playing field. Democrats “collectivists.” “Instead of encouraging income inequality, the Kochs engaged in a concerted effort to drive efforts I have engaged in to ensure a I will continue to work to ensure that free and open debate, collec- personify the uncaring-est up the cost of these components level international playing field for they are treated fairly and can reach tivists strive to discredit and of the 1 percenters. Before in order to give their own manu- Ohio workers. We’ve also stood up their full potential. intimidate opponents,” wrote November comes and goes, facturers a competitive advantage— to China and other competitors when Koch. “They engage in char- the Kochs may as well have acter assassination. (I should been tarred and feathered and know, as the almost daily made to ride backward on target of their attacks.) This a mule down Pennsylvania is the approach that Arthur Avenue. One needn’t support the Schopenhauer described in The Delphos Herald welcomes letters to the editor. Letters the 19th century, that Saul brothers’ preference for unfetshould be no more than 400 words. The newspaper reserves Alinsky famously advocated tered markets or their willingthe right to edit content for length, clarity and grammar. Letters in the 20th, and that so many ness to fund positions that concerning private matters will not be published. despots have infamously might favor them. Plenty of Failure to supply a full name, home address and daytime practiced. Such tactics are the conservatives disagree with phone number will slow the verification process and delay antithesis of what is required their support for tea party publication. for a free society — and a tell- insurgents and their climatetale sign that the collectivists change skepticism. Letters can be mailed to The Delphos Herald, 405 N. Main Allowing the superNEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday St., Delphos, Ohio 45833, faxed to 419-692-7704 or e-mailed do not have good answers.” Billionaires, ya gotta love wealthy to disproportionately night that excessive partisanship flowing through the nation’s political to nspencer@delphosherald.com. Authors should clearly state influence political outcomes system is causing the U.S. to march “backwards instead of forward” they want the message published as a letter to the editor. Anon‘em. But they’re so much easier may indeed be bad for the and pointed to fall elections as a sign of how the country might tackle ymous letters will not be printed. democratic process — and problems. to hate. Thus, Democrats are trying that’s of legitimate concern to The former secretary of state reflected on her time at the State to make the Koch brothers the all. But one’s eyes should be Department, the U.S. relationship with Russia and the advice she new face of the Republican wide open when people are gives to young women during her appearance at the annual Women in Party. Conveniently, the name singled out as un-American. the World summit. But when the moderator asked her to address the Koch is pronounced the same What’s next? A Senate com- nation’s future, Clinton cited the need to “get back to evidence-based as that other capitalist goliath, mittee investigating such un- decision-making.” American activities as advoCoke. “There is just pure ideology, pure partisanship. We disguise a comAppointing a person — or cating free-market principles mercial interest behind a political facade and the result is that we’re a pair of brothers — as the or pursuing capitalist endeav- kind of marching backwards instead of forward,” Clinton said. She human face of the “enemy” ors? Of course, I’m kidding. said the U.S. needs to address economic hardships facing many young is not a novel idea. During a That could never happen here, people to produce an “inclusive prosperity.” previous election cycle, the The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate noted that except it sort of already has. Obama administration identified Limbaugh as the true When Reid called the Kochs “we have an election coming up this year. And we ought to be paying leader of the Republican un-American, a powerful gov- attention to that because that will set the parameters for a lot of what Party. This was an easy sell ernment official fired a shot can and should be done.” Clinton spoke alongside International Monetary Fund chief as many Republicans genu- across the bow of two priflected to Limbaugh, even vate citizens who have acted Christine Lagarde in a discussion moderated by journalist and bestapologizing when they might within the law while contrib- selling author Thomas L. Friedman. uting wealth to the economy Asked about her tenure as secretary of state, Clinton compared it to a have offended him. And Limbaugh, whose through employment. relay race. “You run the best race you can run, you hand off the baton,” Yes, it was bad when she said. “Some of what hasn’t been finished may go on to be finished.” grandiosity needs no buffing, right-wingers called Obama was all too willing to accept Some critics of Clinton have said her time at the State Department service on the credential. The un-American, but Obama is was marked by caution and failed to produce any major diplomatic more the left hates Limbaugh, the most powerful man in the victories — reasoning that any diplomatic breakthroughs by Secretary the richer he gets. Oh, please, world and the rabble is just of State John Kerry on Iran, Mideast peace or other global crises might Mr. Democrat, hate my guts that. Reid owes the Kochs — diminish her record. and the American people — some more. Clinton said she was “very proud of the stabilization and the really Mr. Limbaugh, take your an apology. solid leadership that the administration provided” that allowed the U.S. Kathleen Parker’s email bow, it’s Koch time. to address problems in Ukraine and other global hotspots. “I think we The doubling down on address is kathleenparker@ really restored American leadership in the best sense,” she said. washpost.com. the Kochs has been in play for some months, advanced See CLINTON, page 10

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TODAY 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. — 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 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 6:30 p.m. — Shelter from the Storm support group meets in the Delphos Public Library basement. 7 p.m. — Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St. Delphos Parks and Recreation board meets at the recreation building at Stadium Park. Washington Township trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. — Spencerville village council meets at the mayor’s office. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Fifth St. 8 p.m. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars meet at the hall.

National Postal Museum exhibit: Fire & Ice
I mentioned in my last article on the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery at the Smithsonian that I would highlight some of the other exhibits that have graced the numerous galleries of the National Postal Museum. Most people take mail service for granted. Why wouldn’t they? For the most part, thousands of billions of pieces arrive at their destination without incident. But the same wasn’t true for the mail involved in two horrific moments in history — the Hindenburg and the Titanic. These two incidents were explored in an exhibit referred to as “Fire and Ice.” The Hindenburg was one of numerous airships that had been built by the Zepplin Co. of Germany. I am sure you have seen the incredible footage describing the 37 fatal seconds of the landing of the Hindenburg in Lakehurst, New Jersey, on May 6, 1937. Several of the passengers and crew miraculously survived the crash. One survivor was the Hindenburg’s Navigation Officer and Postmaster Max Zabel. He was able to save a small handful of the artifacts that are on display at the Smithsonian. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of the 17,000 pieces of mail carried by the airship were recovered. Postal officials were able to identify only 160 burned pieces of mail. Each piece was placed in a glassine envelope and officially sealed prior to sending it to its final destination. A few days after the crash, a New York paquebot (mail boat) processed 176 pieces of unburned mail that had been stored in a protective, sealed container. This mail was scheduled to be processed on the return trip to Europe of the Hindenburg and as such, survived. As a sub-post office of the Frankfurt post office, Hindenburg offered mail service during flight. As is the practice today, the date stamps were changed daily and mail was postmarked with the special on-board cancellation. On the night of April 12, 1912, an iceberg sealed the fate of most of those aboard the Titanic. In this disaster, only 712 of the 2,229 people aboard survived. Among those who lost their lives were the five mail clerks who were working in the post office located five decks below the main deck. Three British and two American mail clerks were on board along with almost 6 million pieces of mail. None of these pieces were salvaged. Just as a note, the RMS Titanic was the official name of the vessel which meant Royal Mail Ship (or steamship). That meant that the Titanic, part of the White Star Line, was under contract with the British government to transport mail. Mail clerk Oscar Scott Woody’s body was found nine days after the Titanic sank. On him was a facing slip, which shows the on-board postmark - Transatlantic Post Office 7. Clerks used these facing slips on the tops of mail bundles to show that each of the pieces were bound for the same destination. These same slips would have the clerk’s name as well as the identifying postmark with the date of processing. If you come to our museum, you can see similar items that were used on the Railway Mail Service. Their badges, the equipment they used and the processes used aboard ship, be it airship or steamship, was very much the same. Also if you view the video we have called “Moving America’s Mail,” you will see first-hand how these operations functioned. We are thankful to both Don Fair of Lima and Dr. Frank Scheer of Alexandria, Va., with providing us with most of these items. Just a reminder, I have less than 20 seats left on our excursion to Chicago leaving Delphos on June 5 and returning on June 8. We will be staying at the Hilton Garden Hotel, which is adjacent to one of the finest shopping malls in America. Everything about this trip is “First Class.” If you wish to reserve a seat or to get additional information just give me or Ruth Ann Wittler a call. My number is 419-303-5482 or call 419-296-8443. Send your deposit of $200 to MPH Tours, PO Box 174, Delphos OH 45833-0174. Balance of $399 is due April 30. You can also find more information on our website: www.postalhistorymuseum.org or our facebook page Delphos Museum of Postal History. Miko has a sweet disposition to match his sweet face. He’s a gentle giant with a large head that’s perfect for petting. He walks well on a leash and knows how to sit on command. If you’re a true cat rescuer with a heart of gold, this kitten is your perfect match. Francine is looking for a home with lots of patience and care. She’s an adorable, 10-month-old girl with a bit of a shy streak.

The following pets are available for adoption through The Van Wert Animal Protective League: Cats M, 1 1/2 years, golden yellow tiger, good mouser, name Jack F, 1 year, orange and white Kittens M, F, 6 weeks, light beige, dark gray Dogs Great Pyrenees, F, 2 years, white, name Lucy Puppies Great Pyrenees, M, 16 weeks, white For more information on these pets or if you are in need of finding a home for your pet, contact The Animal Protective League from 9-5 weekdays at 419-749-2976. If you are looking for a pet not listed, call to be put on a waiting list in case something becomes available. Donations or correspondence can be sent to PO Box 321, Van Wert OH 45891.

TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff St. 7:30 p.m. — Ottoville Emergency Medical Service members meet at the municipal building. Ottoville VFW Auxiliary members meet at the hall. Fort Jennings Local School District board members meet at the high school library. Alcoholics Anonymous, Information submitted First Presbyterian Church, 310 W. Second St. Air Force Airman Kelly Elida village council meets R. Patterson graduated from at the town hall. basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, WEDNESDAY San Antonio, Texas. 9 a.m.-noon — Putnam The airman completed an County Museum is open, 202 intensive, eight-week proE. Main St. Kalida. gram that included training in 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite military discipline and studat Delphos Senior Citizen ies, Air Force core values, Center, 301 Suthoff St. Noon — Rotary Club physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. meets at The Grind. Airmen who complete 4 p.m. — Delphos Public basic training, earn four Library board members meet at the library conference credits toward an associate in applied science degree room. 6 p.m. — Shepherds of through the Community Christ Associates meet in the College of the Air Force. Patterson is the daughSt. 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 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. 8 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 St. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 8:30-11:30 a.m. — St. John’s High School recycle, enter on East First Street. 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. Cloverdale recycle at village park.

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Swisher powers Indians Duda hits 2 HRs, Mejia to 7-2 win over Twins pitches Mets past Reds 4-3
By TOM WITHERS Associated Press CLEVELAND — Nick Swisher hit a 2-run homer in the sixth inning, two batters after Yan Gomes connected for a solo shot, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-2 home-opening win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Swisher’s homer off Mike Pelfrey (0-1) allowed the Indians to cap a day of pomp and pageantry as they celebrated Progressive Field’s 20th anniversary. Before the sixth, the Indians had been shut out by Pelfrey and were in danger of disappointing a sellout crowd that stuck around following a 2-hour, 13-minute rain delay and plummeting temperatures. Indians reliever Josh Outman (1-0) recorded two outs after coming in for Danny Salazar in the sixth and got the win. Swisher added an RBI double and Michael Brantley hit a 2-run single in Cleveland’s 4-run seventh that broke it open. Chris Colabello homered for the Twins. Flat and hitless through four innings, the Indians woke up in the sixth when they finally figured out Pelfrey. Gomes got things started with his leadoff homer, a lined shot into the center-field bullpen to trim Minnesota’s lead to 2-1. Lonnie Chisenhall walked and Nyjer Morgan sacrificed. Up came Swisher, who fell behind 0-1 before belting his homer, a towering fly pushed deeper into the right-field seats by strong winds. Swisher posed to watch the ball’s flight and then punctuated the homer by flipping his bat as he headed down the first-base line. After crossing home plate, the Ohio native saluted Cleveland’s crowd by raising his arms and making an “O” and then “H” an “I” and “O.” Before the game, Swisher complimented Cleveland’s front office for signing AllStar second baseman Jason Kipnis to a 6-year, $52.5 million contract hours before the opener. “Bro, I think it’s awesome, so amazing,” he said. “I feel that we’re starting to create an identity of who we are.” That process began last season, when the Indians won their last 10 games to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. They lost the wild-card game to Tampa Bay but Cleveland entered this season with expectations to go even further this October. Pelfrey coasted through Cleveland’s lineup the first time and retired Cleveland’s first 12 hitters before Carlos Santana opened the fifth with a double. The Twins wasted no time once the game began, scoring two runs in the first off Salazar on Josh Willingham’s sacrifice fly and Colabello’s wind-blown homer to right-center. The free-swinging Colabello, who played seven years in the independent Canadian-American Association before signing with the Twins in 2012, was the International League’s MVP with Triple-A Rochester last season. He batted just .194 but hit seven homers in 55 games with the Twins. Associated Press NEW YORK — Lucas Duda hit a pair of 2-run homers only hours after the Mets gave him the starting job at first base and New York beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Friday night behind Jenrry Mejia for its first victory of the season. Replacement closer Jose Valverde struck out Jay Bruce with two on to end it, and the Mets avoided their first 0-4 start since opening with five consecutive losses in 2005. The 24-year-old Mejia (1-0), who beat out Daisuke Matsuzaka for the final spot in the rotation, struck out a career-high eight in six innings. Flashing a sharp breaking ball, he allowed one run and four hits in a steady rain and mist. Bruce homered and drove in three runs for the Reds, who had won six straight at Citi Field. Mike Leake (0-1) gave up five hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings. Mets left fielder Eric Young Jr. robbed Brandon Phillips of a home run and backup catcher Anthony Recker threw out speedy pinchrunner Billy Hamilton trying to steal second for a big out in the eighth. New York’s maligned bullpen, which compiled a 10.61 ERA during Washington’s 3-game sweep to start the season, held on this time behind Valverde and fellow veteran Kyle Farnsworth, who got four outs. Valverde worked the ninth for his first save with the Mets. He took over as closer when Bobby Parnell went on the disabled list with a partially torn ligament in his right elbow after blowing a save on opening day. Rain followed the Reds to New York after they waited through 6 hours, 22 minutes of delays to get in two home games against St. Louis the previous two days. This one started on time with a temperature of 41 degrees but the weather never cleared up and the grounds crew had to keep drying out the infield and mound. The announced attendance was 35,845 but empty seats were everywhere and it appeared fewer than 10,000 fans showed up. Mejia struck out five of his first eight batters and overcame five walks, which matched a career high. He got defensive help from Young, who robbed Phillips of a first-inning homer. Bruce put Cincinnati ahead with an RBI single in the third. Curtis Granderson beat the shift in the fourth when he grounded a leadoff double inside third base. Duda drove the next pitch into the Mets’ bullpen in right-center for a 2-1 lead. David Wright opened the sixth with an infield single and, after Bruce robbed Granderson of extra bases with running catch in deep right-center, Duda ripped a line drive over the fence in right for his fifth career multihomer game. Duda is 6-for-8 against Leake with three extra-base hits. Bruce cut it to 4-3 in the seventh with a 2-run drive off reliever John Lannan. It was Bruce’s 45th home run off a left-hander since 2010, most among all major-league hitters during that span.

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESURCES Division of Wildlife Weekly Fish Ohio Fishing Report! CENTRAL OHIO Buckeye Lake (2,873 acres; Fairfield/Licking/Perry counties) - Hybrid striped bass: Fish along the north shore between Seller’s Point and Watkins Island in 4-8 feet of water; try chicken livers fished on the bottom or suspended under a bobber. Largemouth bass: Focus on fishing channels where the water is the warmest; plastics can be productive. Crappie: As the water temperature increases, larger crappie are moving to pre-spawn areas, shallow water and the channels; use small jigs or minnows in channel openings and around any available cover. Saugeye: Active lake-wide, use jigs tipped with a minnow or crank baits fished near the bottom. Hoover Reservoir (2,818 acres; Delaware/Franklin counties) - Crappie: As temperatures climb this week, crappie should be at or moving to pre-spawn areas; for larger ones, target deep drop-offs or creek channels with woody cover using jigs and minnows. Saugeye: In early spring, large numbers can be found at the dam; try minnow-imitating lures close to the bottom. There is a 10-HP limit here. NORTHWEST OHIO Sandusky River - River conditions are low right now. Walleye: Very few fish are present at this time. As temperatures and water levels rise, expect more to show up; the most commonlyused bait is a Carolina-rigged twister tail with an 18- to 24-inch leader with 1/4- to 1/2-oz. of weight depending on the water flow. The daily bag limit for walleye, saugeye and sauger is 4 fish through April 30; minimum size limit is 15 inches. Maumee River - River conditions have been moderately high but have begun to come down to fishable conditions. Walleye: A few fish are beginning to show up; the most commonly-used bait is a Carolina-rigged twister tail with an 18- to 24-inch leader with 1/4- to 1/2-oz. of weight depending on the water flow. The daily bag limit for walleye, saugeye and sauger is 4 fish through April 30; minimum size limit is 15 inches. NORTHEAST OHIO Pymatuning Reservoir (14,000 acres; Ashtabula County) - Located approximately 1 mile east of Andover and 1 mile north of Jamestown, PA, SR 85 (Ohio) bisects the lake’s northern and southern sections and becomes SR 285 at the Pennsylvania border (approximately 1 mile east of Pymatuning Lake Road). Five boat-launch ramps in addition to 360 docks (available for seasonal rental) are situated around this lake providing convenient access. A 20-HP motor limit is in effect; many boat rental concessions are located around the lake. Read page 13 of the 2014-15 Ohio Fishing Regulations regarding license and bag limit regulations. Bluegill: # 10 or smaller hook. Channel catfish: relatively close to shore in spring, use shrimp, nightcrawlers or chicken liver or a sliding sinker rig with swivel to keep the weight from hitting the hook (such as what would be used for seeking bass with plastic worms) on a #4 hook. Crappie: small jigs with or without minnows or minnows on a #6 or smaller hook. Aquilla Lake (27 acres; Geauga County) - Located within the DOW’s Aquilla Lake Wildlife Area approximately 1 mile north of U.S. 322 and 0.5-mile east of Aquilla Road (County Highway 58) in Aquilla. Shore and boat fishing are allowed; boats are allowed with electric motors only. A boat ramp is located on the east side. Crappie: minnows on #6 or smaller hook or small jigs with or without minnows. Largemouth bass: spinner baits, surface lures and plastic worms. Sunfish: Wax worms, maggots, or small worms; small hook (# 10 or smaller). SOUTHEAST OHIO Wolf Run Lake (201 acres; Noble County) - Rainbow Trout: The annual stocking took place Thursday. A variety of baits, such as corn, cheese, small spinners, or prepared baits, can produce a successful experience; daily limit of five fish. Largemouth bass: Fish near shallow structures such as tree stumps, fallen trees, or weed bed edges; spinner baits, rubber worms, crankbaits and jig-n-pig combinations all work well. Three fish split daily limit with two fish less than 15 inches and one greater than or equal to 20 inches. 10-HP limit. Tycoon Lake (183 acres, Gallia County) - Crappie: Fish minnows or white or chartreuse twister tails in 2- to 8-foot depths near brush piles, stickups, or old submerged fencerows. Largemouth bass: Jig-n-pig combos have been typical early-spring success bait while fished along the old fencerows or among the many subsurface stumps. Three fish split daily limit with two fish less than 15 inches and one greater than or equal to 20 inches. Electric motors only. SOUTHWEST OHIO Rocky Fork Lake (Highland County) - Rainbow Trout: Stocked Thursday in a blocked-off bay at the campground marina for youth fishing today which has excellent shoreline fishing access; try small spinners or jigs tipped with wax worms. The daily catch limit is five per angler. Grand Lake St. Marys (Mercer County) - Crappie: Fish minnows or crappie jigs in the creeks and channels, near brush piles. OHIO RIVER Racine Dam Area (Meigs County) - Sauger: Fish bright-colored twister tails on a jighead near the bottom in the tailwaters or live minnows on the bottom in the early morning. Meldahl Dam Area (Clermont County) - Sauger: Try fishing twister tails on jigheads near the bottom; bright colors work the best. Early morning hours are best when fishing live minnows on the bottom. LAKE ERIE Regulations to Remember: The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is four fish per angler through April 30; minimum size limit is 15 inches. … The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler on all Ohio waters of Lake Erie. … The trout and salmon daily bag limit is 2 fish; minimum size limit is 12 inches. … The black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) daily bag limit is five fish per angler with a 14-inch minimum size limit. Walleye: Over the past week, there has been very little fishing activity on Lake Erie. The ice is breaking up but as of Tuesday, there is no safe open water. ———Restoring the Trumpeter Swan By John Windau District Two Wildlife Communications Specialist Trumpeter swans are the larger of the two native species of swans found in the United States. Although tundra swans do migrate through Ohio in the spring and fall, the trumpeter swan is the only native species that nests in Ohio. The adult trumpeter has snow white plumage with a black bill and feet. The young birds, or cygnets, are dark gray with a pinkish bill and feet. The bill of a trumpeter swan may have a red border on the lower jaw that gives the bird the appearance of wearing lipstick. The name trumpeter comes from the bird’s song, described as a resonant, deep, trumpet-like call. In contrast, tundra swans, also known as whistling swans, have a much higher-pitched call than trumpeter swans. By 1900, trumpeter swans were extirpated from most of their historic range, including Ohio. The DOW initiated a project in 1996, in partnership with the Mississippi Flyway Council, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, The Wilds and Ducks Unlimited to restore trumpeter swans to Ohio. The reintroduction plan called for the release of 150 trumpeter swans in selected Ohio wetlands with a goal of at least 15 breeding pairs by 2006. This unique reintroduction was initiated to increase diversity to Ohio’s fauna and to promote wildlife enjoyment opportunities on Ohio Division of Wildlife-managed wetlands. Trumpeter swans are now listed as threatened in Ohio. They are found in 13 of Ohio’s 88 counties, with 28 breeding pairs in 2013. The DOW’s trumpeter swan management goal is to increase its range within Ohio to 15 counties and to increase the number of breeding pairs to 40 by 2020. Trumpeter swans face many obstacles to an increasing population, including another swan. The mute swan is attempting to silence trumpeter swans in Ohio and neighboring states.

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UConn and Florida meet again
Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — The last time Florida lost, there were still 23 shopping days until Christmas. The Gators have won every game since that loss at Connecticut on Dec. 2. The teams meet again today in the Final Four. They both have changed and they both have stayed the same. “They are high right now. They are playing great basketball. They are sharing the basketball. They are all playing hard. They haven’t lost since then. It will be really tough,” Huskies forward DeAndre Daniels said Friday. “We feel great. … I feel like nobody is playing harder than us right now. We are just out there having fun and not playing for ourselves, but playing for each other.” Connecticut, the seventh seed in the East Regional, has won nine of its last 11 with both losses to Louisville. That’s no 30-game winning streak but it’s enough to have the Huskies two wins from a fourth national championship and the first under a coach besides Jim Calhoun. Florida, the tournament’s overall No. 1 seed, is looking for its third national title, the first two coming in consecutive years under coach Billy Donovan. “These guys understand what goes into playing and competing, they’re really good as it relates to scouting report and preparation,” Donovan said. “I think they understand how hard they have to play, how well they have to play defensively together, offensively together.” Shabazz Napier hit a buzzer-beating jumper from the free throw line to give Connecticut (30-8) the 65-64 victory in Storrs, Conn., four months ago. The dramatic win didn’t exactly propel the Huskies as they lost three of their next five games. Napier was named the American Athletic Conference player of the year and was a first-team All-America. He took advantage of a freak play to hand the Gators (36-2) one of their two losses — the other was to Wisconsin, another Final Four team. “I was fortunate,” he explained. “I put up a lousy shot and DeAndre tipped it back out and I was able to get off a great shot. I got a second chance and was fortunate enough to make it.” Now Connecticut, just like that day before winter even started, has a second chance at Florida. The Gators were different that day in that freshman guard Kasey Hill was out with an ankle injury and freshman forward Chris Walker was clearing up eligibility issues. Scottie Wilbekin, the do-everything guard who was chosen Southeastern Conference player of the year, was playing in his third game of the season after being suspended for the first four. He had 15 points but injured an ankle with 3:01 to play, was taken to the locker room and never returned. “I was in the locker room and there was a clock but no score,” he recalled Friday. “I kept asking one of our managers to go check the score. He came back and said we were up one and there was only a couple of seconds left. I was laying there with ice on my leg and I heard the roar from the crowd and I knew we lost. That was the low point of our season. “We’re familiar with them and they’re familiar with us. They’ve done a great job of improving the defense since we played them, especially in the postseason.” The aim of Gator defense on Saturday will be stopping the 6-1 Napier, who leads the Huskies in scoring (18.1), rebounding (5.9) and assists (4.9), a first for the program. He has scored at least 19 points in the four NCAA tournament games and there hasn’t been a big play made by the Huskies that hasn’t started or ended with the ball in his hands. “I think a lot of times they can give the ball to Shabazz and he can play up top and just create and make plays,” Donovan added. “When the ball gets back in his hands, now you’re in a very vulnerable situation and that will be something that I think will be a challenge for us tomorrow.” Wilbekin will have the ball in the final minutes for the Gators. He had a career-high 23 points in the win over Dayton in the South Regional final. The Huskies, specifically Napier, will focus on Wilbekin. “We understand that we have to be mentally there on the defensive end,” Napier added. “Shots may not fall for us offensively but if we hang our hats on the defensive end, we have something to fall back on. … Lately, we have been communicating much better on defense and I think that is one of the main reasons why our defense has been much better.” Today’s meeting will be in front of 75,000 or so at AT&T Stadium. That’s a lot different than the 10,167 who packed Gampel Pavilion on Dec. 2. “It’s a different game. That was four months ago,” Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie said. “We’re a different team. I’m a different coach. Billy Donovan’s definitely got a better understanding of his team and what it takes for his team to win. So it’s going to be a whole different game.” Contrasting Kentucky, Wisconsin meet at Final Four: They play the same game, though they come at it from opposite sides of the court. Kentucky has a coach labeled a renegade, a rotating stable of McDonald’s All-Americans and sky-high expectations every year. Wisconsin has a coach who has stayed firmly in one state for three decades, a lineup filled with juniors and seniors and an aw-shucks attitude about its first trip to the Final Four in more than a decade. See NCAA, page 7

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Tires the talk of Texas ahead of Sunday’s race
By JENNA FRYER Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Tires remained the hot topic at Texas Motor Speedway, where NASCAR and Goodyear took the unprecedented step of discussing the compound selected for Sunday’s race before a single lap had been turned. Goodyear’s multi-zone tread tire is making its season debut at Texas, where speeds inched toward 200 mph in today’s opening practice session. There was one major incident, 100 minutes into practice, when Kurt Busch wrecked hard into the outside wall. Busch, winner of last week’s race at Martinsville, appeared to blow a left rear tire before losing control of his Chevrolet and crashing. His car caught fire and as his Stewart-Haas Racing team pulled out the backup, Busch said the left rear tire started to separate on the backstretch. The left side tires being used at Texas are the same ones Goodyear has used at the last two races here. The multi-zone tread tire combines two distinct rubber compounds on right-side tire, with the outside 10 inches of tread designed for traction, and the compound on the inside two inches is designed for durability. But a handful of drivers publicly expressed concern about tire wear and durability on Texas’ high banks. The concern comes two races after a flurry of leftside tire failures at California led many drivers to question Goodyear’s product and preparation. Greg Stucker, Goodyear director of race tire sales, said the manufacturer is confident the selection for Texas will be just fine. “Historically, Texas has not been a race track where we have a lot of left-side problems,” he said. “We addressed the right side because it is a high-speed race track and that’s what gets stressed tremendously here. That’s why we came with the zone tread tire, because it was a good solution to that. “I think on the heels of some of the issues we saw at Fontana, people are asking the question, ‘Is there a possibility we could see the same thing?’ There’s always that possibility.” But both NASCAR and Goodyear are adamant that any issues that occurred at California were self-inflicted and that will again be the case at Texas. “People are always pushing the envelope, always trying to stress all parts of the race car,” Stucker added. “We understand that and support that. That’s what makes racing great, right?” Joey Logano blew two tires at California in practice and his Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski blew three. He admitted Friday that the organization was aggressive with the minimum air pressure recommendations from Goodyear. “I think it was field-wide. I think everybody was being pretty aggressive,” he said. Although some teams have gone to NASCAR and asked the sanctioning body to monitor air pressure, NASCAR does not want to begin regulating. It would instead prefer teams to roll the dice on strategy. “It’s a very competitive garage area out there. With as much pressure being put on teams to win and get in the Chase, I think teams will be more likely to push the envelopes in any way that they can,” said vice president of competition Robin Pemberton. “I’m proud of them to push the limits like that. But they also know they have to finish races. They know better than we do. We’re just the governing body. They’re the competitors. “They’ve got a lot on the line. They’re the best at pushing it to the limit. They’ll adjust accordingly.” Logano admitted it’s a fine line. “I don’t really want to blow out tires because it hurts,” he said. “I’d rather have something that’s a little tougher tire that can handle that stuff but it’s such a hard thing. Here we are as drivers, we want more grip, we want a softer tire, we want a tire that wears out, and then we’re putting so much load on them with these heavy cars it’s almost impossible to do both, so it’s very, very difficult to make that happen.” Kyle Busch wants NASCAR to stay out of it and credits letting teams manage their own tires to contributing to improved racing this season. See RACE, page 7

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Garcia moves to top of Houston Open leaderboard
Associated Press HUMBLE, Texas — Sergio Garcia has yet to finish lower than 16th in a PGA Tour event this season. The Spaniard appears well on his way to keeping that streak intact this week after posting a 7-under par 65 and matching the course 36-hole record of 12 under overall after the second round of the Houston Open on Friday. As well as Garcia played in taking a 1-shot lead over Matt Kuchar, the focus afterward was a mix of this week — with a heavy dose of attention turned toward next week’s Masters. Garcia has eight PGA Tour wins in his career but the 34-year-old world No. 8— once thought to be Tiger Woods’ challenger for the top spot in the world — is still in search of his first major championship. He’d like nothing more than end that quest next week, while taking full advantage of his prep time at the Golf Club of Houston’s Augusta National-like conditions for the rest of this weekend. “I mean, obviously I feel good, but every week is different,” Garcia said. “First of all, we got to finish this week and hopefully next week I’ll be feeling good (and) not too many things will be bothering me health-wise, then just feel good on the course, hopefully play well and things happen.” Garcia, opening on the back nine, climbed the leaderboard with a birdie-eaglebirdie stretch on his front nine. His eagle on the par-5 13th came after sticking his 282-yard second shot to 5 feet, giving him a 4-shot lead following his morning round. Kuchar, who opened with a 6-under 66 on Thursday, briefly tied Garcia at 12 under late in his afternoon round before closing with a bogey from the fairway bunker on the 18th. The two will be paired with Matt Jones today after tournament officials decided to send threesomes off both tees early in the morning in an attempt to beat expected rain in the afternoon. “If we get some rain and it doesn’t blow too hard, of course the course will soften up and the scores will go even lower,” Kuchar said. “No telling … It could be really tough.” The weather was the clearest it’s been all week on Friday, with the sun shining brightly and the wind gusting throughout the day at the 7,441-yard Golf Club of Houston. The windy conditions limited first-round co-leader Bill Haas to a 2-over 74. Charley after shooting a 2-over 74 on Hoffman, the other first- Friday and finishing 1 over round leader, fell to 3 under overall. Thompson, Pak share Kraft par overall after a 4-over 76. lead While the early leaders Nabisco RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. struggled, Phil Mickelson — Lexi Thompson found a putshot a 2-under 70 and is 6 ting touch to match her power game Friday in the Kraft Nabisco under overall, Championship. six shots back of The 19-year-old Garcia in ninth. Thompson, already a After a bogey3-time winner on the LPGA Tour, shot a free opening round bogey-free 8-under 64 at on Thursday, Mission Hills for a share Mickelson — still of the lead with Se Ri recovering from Pak. “This is my favorite last week’s muscle tournament of the year,” pull that forced his Thompson said. “It’s so withdrawal from beautiful, like really nice the Texas Open — weather, and the fans are overcame a pair amazing.” Garcia Thompson had only 25 of bogeys on Friday putts after taking 35 in a with four birdies. first-round 73. The 5-time major winPak birdied the final hole for a ner, who won the Houston 70 to match Thompson at 7-under Open in 2011, had back-to- 137 in the first major championship the year. The 36-year-old South back birdies to reach 6 under of Korean player won the last of her where he is one of 11 golfers five major titles in 2006 and has 25 within six shots of Garcia. LPGA Tour victories. “Everything has just been really “It was a lot more difficult today with this wind than it solid,” Pak said. “I kept it fairways, always the goal every hole. I was the first day,” Mickelson greens, had a lot of opportunities but putting said. “But either way, I feel is not as good as yesterday. Still, just like I felt better than I have in really smooth, solid round. I’m really happy about the way I finished.” a long time with my game.” Michelle Wie was a stroke back Garcia finished Friday two after a 71. shots off the course record “I’m really excited,” Wie said. of 63 in just his second visit “It’s fun being near the top of the to the former Redstone Golf leaderboard. But try not to look fortoo much. It’s a long way ‘til Club — which switched ward Sunday.” names following an ownerThompson birdied eight of the ship change. He only needed last 13 holes after opening with five 25 putts and showed he’s pars. She made a 20-foot birdie putt ready for the slick greens and from the fringe on the par-3 17th — tight fairways at next week’s her eighth hole — and two-putted Masters. for birdie after reaching the par-5 He equaled the course’s 18th in two. Thompson holed a breaking previous low 36 holes set birdie putt on the par-4 first, by Johnson Wagner in 2008 30-foot made a 4-footer on the par-4 third and matched in 2012 by Jeff and ran in a 20-foot putt on the par-4 fourth after slashing out from under Maggert. Garcia, who opened with a tree in the left rough. She added an birdie putt on the par-4 seva 5-under 67 on Thursday, 8-foot enth and closed with a 10-footer on began Friday’s round on the the par-5 ninth after hitting into the back nine. His first birdie greenside bunker in two. Wie opened with a 10-foot birdie came following a 12-foot putt on the par-4 10th and dropped a on No. 12 and he followed putt stroke on the par 13th after driving that with a spectacular eagle behind a tree in the right rough. She on the par-5 13th. had a 3-putt par on 18 — missing a He started the 592-yard 3-footer — after reaching the watergreen in two. hole with a 307-yard tee shot, guarded On the par-5 second, she made a following that with a 282-yard 25-foot birdie putt after hitting a snap 3-wood to 5 feet of the hole. hook off the tee. Instead of going The eagle putt sent him into out of bounds, the ball hit a tree and the lead at 8 under; he then ricocheted into the fairway. First-round leader Shanshan Feng birdied the par-3 14th before bogeyed the final two holes for a 73 to putting together three straight drop into a tie for fourth with Cristie Kerr at 5 under. Kerr had a 70. birdies on his back nine. Thompson, Pak and Wie played “It was nice to kind of get calm morning conditions, while going because as windy as it in the breeze picked up as Feng and was, I knew there were a lot Kerr finished their afternoon rounds of difficult holes out there on the overcast day. “The wind kind of picked up, and a lot of shots that were it was actually tougher playing going to test you,” Garcia so compared to yesterday,” Feng said. said. “I think I actually did pretty well. I Jones, Cameron Tringale, did make two bogeys coming in but Jimmy Walker and Shawn I was still concentrating, and it just Stefani are tied for third at happens. Sometimes you make good and they don’t fall on this 8 under, while Steve Stricker strokes course. I’m still positive.” and Ben Curtis are at 7 under. Anna Nordqvist, the winner in Walker, who leads the PGA Thailand in February and Carlsbad Tour with three wins this last week, was tied for sixth at 4 after a 69. Playing partner season, matched Garcia’s under Stacy Lewis, the 2011 champion, 7-under 65 on Friday. had a 70 to join 16-year-old Lydia Defending champion Ko and Hall of Famer Karrie Webb D.A. Points missed the cut at 1 under. Ko and Webb, a two-time

Jefferson 5th-grade tournament champions
The Jefferson DYH boys fifth- and sixth-grade basketball teams participated in the 2014 Ottoville Shootout March 28-30. Both teams played hard and competed. The fifth-graders placed first in the Gold Division. The team is comprised of, front row, Caden Carder; second row, Nicholas Curth, Logan Gallmeier, Trent Teman, Troy Wolfe and Caleb Catlett; and third row, Josh Wiseman, Damon Wiltsie, Ian Wannemacher and Levo Rode. “We thank all our sponsors’ contributions that make these opportunities possible,” said coach Ed Smith. (Photo Submitted).

Jefferson varsity athletes receive awards
Information Submitted DELPHOS — The Delphos Jefferson Athletic Department recently presented awards to its winter athletes. Senior varsity letterwinners for boys basketball included Ross Thompson (fourth year), Austin Jettinghoff (fourth year), Tyler Mox (second year) and Tyler Rice (first year). Junior award winners were Nick Fitch (thirrd year) and Kurt Wollenhaupt (first year). Sophomore award winners were Trey Smith (second year), Dalton Hicks (second year) and Josh Teman (second year). Freshman award winner was Jace Stockwell. Thompson, Jettinghoff, Mox, Rice, Smith, Wollenhaupt and Stockwell also received the Northwest Conference Scholar-Athlete Award. Christy Awards were presented to Thompson, Jettinghoff, Mox and Rice. Senior varsity award winners for girls basketball were Katie Goergens (third year), Hannah Sensibaugh (third year), Gabrielle Pimpas (third year), Makayla Binkley (third year), Rileigh Stockwell (third year), Jasmine McDougall (second year) and Lindsay Deuel (first year). The junior varsity letterwinners were Brooke Culp (third Year), Heather Pohlman (first year) and Shelby Koenig (first year). Girls basketball NWC Scholar-Athlete Award winners included Stockwell, Sensibaugh, Pimpas, Binkley, McDougall, Pohlman, Culp and Koenig. Christy Awards were presented to Goergens, Sensibaugh, Pimpas, Binkley, Stockwell, McDougall and Deuel. Varsity basketball cheerleader awards were presented to senior Ashley Truesdale (first year), Amanda Truesdale (second year) and Tori Suever (third year). Junior letterwinners included Kati Berelsman (first year) and Megan VanSchoyck (first year). The sophomore letterwinners included Sami Klint (first year), Paige Talboom (first year) and Kiersten Teman (first year). NWC Scholar-Athlete Awards were presented to Amanda Truesdale, Suever and Berelsman. Amanda Truesdale, Ashley Truesdale and Suever also received the Christy Award. Senior letterwinners for wrestling included Tanner Vermule (fourth year), Adam Crabtree (second year) and Dustin McConnahea (second year). Junior letterwinners were Tyler Foust (third year) and Aaron Parkins (second year). Sophomores who earned the award were Lane Bennett (second year), Dylan Hicks (second year) and Austin Metzger (first year). Freshmen varsity letters were awarded to Spencer Wannemacher, Hunter Binkley, Jacob Harvey, Wyatt Place, David Grant, Jacob Boop, Drew Foust and Daniel Lehmkuhle. NWC Scholar-Athlete Award winners included Vermule, Binkley, Place and Grant. Vermule and McConnahea also received the Christy Award.

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They meet today in the national semifinals — the One-and-Done Wildcats (2810) two wins from the program’s ninth national title and the Badgers (30-7) making their first trip this far in the tournament since 2000. “Frank Sinatra, wasn’t that the song? We did it our way?” Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. “Everybody’s doing it their way. If you’re a coach and here’s the landscape, you do it the best way you can.” In his 13th season at Wisconsin, Ryan is at his first Final Four at this level after winning four national titles at Division III Wisconsin-Platteville. Asked about the biggest difference between getting this far at Division III and Division I, Ryan espoused the virtues of enjoying a good doughnut, diet soda and a crossword puzzle before the big game, as opposed to heading to a room filled with reporters who want to dissect his every move. The trappings of big-time college basketball have not changed him. “Every place I’ve been, wherever I was

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an employee, (the paycheck) always went into the account,” Ryan replied. “My wife gives me $150 a month as an allowance, whether I need it or not. I don’t get caught up in all that other stuff.” That is more the domain of the man he’ll coach against, John Calipari, whose news conferences at the NCAA tournament usually grow more prickly as the Wildcats make their way deeper through the bracket. He is labeled by some as a pariah, the primary exploiter of the “One-and-Done” rule — really an NBA rule — that so many feel are ruining the game. Calipari attempted to put a different spin on it Friday. “Succeed and Proceed,” he called it, adding that the T-Shirts with that slogan are at the printer. “When you’re changing the whole direction of a family, does it matter if it’s one or four years, unless you’re ingrained in, this is how it has to be?” he asked. “That’s why I don’t read it, don’t care. All I do is, let me take care of these kids.” Nobody at Kentucky is complaining, though they certainly were earlier this season.

Led by lottery pick-to-be Julius Randle and the Harrison twins, Aaron and Andrew, Calipari recruited six McDonald’s AllAmericans to the bluegrass this season. The national title and an undefeated season were expected to be mere stopping points for these kids on the way to bigger things. But it was way more complicated than that as recently as March 1, after the team had lost ugly in back-to-back games against Arkansas and South Carolina to fall to 21-8. Calipari tweaked something — he’ll reveal exactly what when the season is over — and the march to the Final Four began. Never in the recruiting process or the season has the NBA been brought up, he insists. It’s a different story at Wisconsin, where the talent doesn’t always jump out to NBA scouts and Ryan’s swing-offense system gets credit for getting the most out of his players — even in a season like this, when the Badgers are playing more up-tempo and making more shots. Their 73.5 points are the most Wisconsin has averaged in 20 seasons.

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“It’s been more exciting, the racing we’ve had, with the rules being loosened up this year. So why do we need to add more rules to tighten it back up again?” Busch asked. “I am against it. In California, there were people that abused the left-side air pressure. You saw them take off and have way more speed than others. Guys like myself that didn’t abuse that left-side air pressure were able to still salvage on and didn’t have problems with tires whatsoever. Ultimately we won the race.” But 3-time champion Tony Stewart thinks NASCAR regulation might be good for the drivers. “If it keeps it from having failures and lets us race and worry about what we’re doing on the track, instead of a guessing game on whether we’re going to make it because the pressures are running too low, I’d rather them put a regulation on it,” Stewart added. Earnhardt reminisces on JV basketball career: With his favorite team eliminated long ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will root for Florida in the Final Four. NASCAR’s most popular driver loves basketball but not because he excelled on the court. Although he tweeted a photo of himself Thursday with the junior varsity team from Oak Ridge (N.C.) Military School, Earnhardt said he was the weak link on the squad. “I sat on the bench a lot being the smallest guy,” Earnhardt said Friday before practice at Texas Motor Speedway. “I didn’t have any skill. I only played because you got to leave campus for road games.

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Mute swans are native to Eurasia and were introduced into North America during the late 1800s as decorative waterfowl. They have established feral populations throughout North America from escaped and released birds. Mute swans were first recorded in Ohio in 1911 at Silver Lake in Akron. Those birds were wing-clipped annually until 1934, when they were allowed to fly away. Mute swans are an exotic, invasive species that threaten to displace native wetland wildlife. Mute swans are sedentary birds that typically only migrate short distances when dictated by severe weather. Mute swans typically establish nesting territories three weeks earlier than trumpeter swans. Mute swans will aggressively defend their nesting territories against other native wildlife, including trumpeter swans. With only about 100,000 acres of marsh existing in Ohio, competition for limited habitat has the potential to negatively impact the success of the trumpeter swan restoration program. In addition, mute swans feed almost exclusively on aquatic vegetation (up to eight pounds per day!) Mute swan populations in high densities can severely reduce food availability for native waterfowl, uproot wetland plants, and destroy an entire wetland ecosystem. Mute swans have an orange bill with a black knob at the base. Mute swans hold their necks in an S-curve when

on the water, unlike trumpeter and tundra swans. Despite their name these birds do produce sounds. They make a variety of bugles, hisses, and other sounds. The populations of mute swans have grown exponentially throughout the region. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reports that its population of mute swans has nearly tripled in the past 10 years. Long-term detrimental impacts may occur to Ohio’s wetland habitats and native species such as trumpeter swans without management of mute swan populations. ———Local agencies receive funding through Waterways Safety Fund The ODNR will award more than $570,000 from the state’s Waterways Safety Fund to help support 23 community public-safety agencies next year. Individual grant awards provided through the ODNR Division of Watercraft’s Marine Patrol Assistance Grant program range from $13,518-$32,000. The grants are funded by Ohio’s recreational boaters through the Waterways Safety Fund, which is comprised of a share of the state motor fuel tax, watercraft registration and titling fees as well as funding from the U.S. Coast Guard. The Division of Watercraft provides assistance to local public safety agencies for the purpose of supporting local marine patrol programs through a competitive grant program. The division partners with these local agencies

to advance the division’s mission of providing the finest boating services, facilities, protection and education for users of Ohio waterways. The grants are used by local law enforcement agencies to provide emergency response to boating-related accidents, routine patrols on area waterways and to purchase safety equipment for use on marine patrol vessels. A listing of the 2014 Marine Patrol Assistance Grant awards can be found online at watercraft.ohiodnr.gov. ——— Plant a tree on Arbor Day and make a difference at Ohio State Parks Participants will receive two free nights of camping Ohioans wanting to celebrate Arbor Day this year are encouraged to donate and help plant a tree at Ohio State Parks. In return for their efforts, participants will receive two free nights of camping for each tree they donate and help plant.* The ODNR is encouraging park visitors to donate mature native tree saplings and help park staff and volunteers plant them in an effort to replace trees that were affected by the emerald ash borer infestation. A number of ash trees within the state parks system were removed as they posed a safety risk for visitors. The plantings will take place at four Arbor Day celebrations being held in southwest and northeast Ohio from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26.

The Arbor Day tree plantings will be held at four state parks — Cowan Lake, Hueston Woods and Stonelick in southwest Ohio and Portage Lakes in northeast Ohio. State park visitors will receive two free nights of camping during the 2014 season at the state park of their choice for each donated mature sapling that is at least 5 feet in height. To receive the two free nights of camping, state park visitors must help staff and volunteers plant the tree. Ohio State Parks requests that people donate native tree species, such as red maple, red oak, bur oak, yellow poplar and beech. Other volunteers and staff, as well as all necessary equipment and supplies, will be provided by each local state park. In addition to tree plantings, the celebrations will include naturalist-led activities for visitors of all ages. People interested in planting a tree on Arbor Day are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to plant saplings that will be enjoyed by state park visitors for generations to come and improve the environment. All questions regarding local Arbor Day tree plantings should be directed to the local park offices: - Cowan Lake – 513-897-3055 - Hueston Woods – 513-523-6347 - Portage Lakes – 330-644-2220 - Stonelick State Park – 513-734-4323 *Free camping certificates limited to two donated trees per family.

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10 – The Herald

Saturday, April 5, 2014

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US finally regains the Library jobs lost in the recession
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession. Yet it took a painfully slow six years, and unemployment remains stubbornly high at 6.7 percent. The comeback figures were contained in a government report Friday that showed a solid if unspectacular month of job growth in March. Businesses and nonprofits shed 8.8 million jobs during the 2007-09 recession; they have since hired 8.9 million. But because the population has grown since the big downturn, most analysts were hardly celebrating the milestone. Heidi Shierholz, an economist at the liberal Economic Policy Institute, called it a “pretty meaningless benchmark economically.” “The potential labor force is growing all the time, so the private sector should have added millions of jobs over the last six-plus years,” she said.

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(Continud from page 1) The pageant itself marked the end of a long week of rehearsal and a long week of nerves for the eight contestants. Hancock revealed, “Wednesday night my stomach just got in knots and it didn’t go away until tonight when I stepped out after intermission and I controlled myself and told myself, ‘You’re okay.’ It’s been tough. I’ve broken down during the week; I will admit I cried, I laughed, but it was just a great experience.” But overcoming the stress were the good times the contestants had becoming friends. “The best part of the week is just spending time with the girls, getting to know one another,” Hancock said. “We all have laughs and funny stories that we love to tell. We just love to talk to each other.” The Talent Competition winner, Griffin, sang “When You Believe” from the movie

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“The Prince of Egypt.” Also singing was Amberlyn Miller of Lincolnview. Dancing were Cheyenne Stant of Parkway, Tori Suever of Jefferson and Mackenzie Haney of Wayne Trace. Claire Gamble of Van Wert played piano, Rachel Nicelley of Paulding played tuba and Hancock performed on the harp. Escorts for the evening were Dylan Henry, Aaron Bradford and Eric Easley. The Little Flower Girls in the final promenade were Melissa Joseph, Hailey Norbeck, Aubree Miller, Sarah Sheppard, Mahala Stabler, Isabella Wagner, Leah Krites and Sydney Sinn. Up next for the queen and her court is the Peony Festival June 6-8 in Van Wert. “I’m looking forward to being in the parade and being able to walk around and see all the things this county has to offer in this festival,” Hancock said. “I might be working for some of it because I am employed by a vendor there!”

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Ohioans will vote on primary races for a number of statewide and local candidates, as well as decide the outcome of a statewide bal-

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lot issue and more than 600 local issues. Election ballot issues Voters can review the ballot language and summary for State Issue 1: Capital Improvements —

General Obligation Bonds online. Information on the 614 local issues on the ballot, including school and local tax levies, bond issues and charter amendments, is available.

A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred by George Will In A Nice Little Place on the North Side, leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless Chicago Cubs and their often beatified home, Wrigley Field, as it turns 100 years old. Baseball, Will argues, is full of metaphors for life, religion and happiness, and Wrigley is considered one of its sacred spaces. But what is its true, hyperbole-free history? Winding beautifully like Wrigley’s iconic ivy, Will’s meditation on “The Friendly Confines” examines both the unforgettable stories that forged the field’s legend and the larger-than-life characters— from Wrigley and Ruth to Veeck, Durocher and Banks—who brought it glory, heartbreak and scandal. Drawing upon his trademark knowledge and inimitable sense of humor, Will also explores his childhood connections to the team, the Cubs’ future and what keeps long-suffering fans rooting for the home team after so many years of futility. In the end, A Nice Little Place on the North Side is more than just the history of a ballpark. It is the story of Chicago, of baseball, and of America itself. Memorials Handmade gifts: more than 70 step by step ideas Needle Lace Flowers by Figen Cakir Power Play by Danielle Steel In memory of: Janet Wilhelm by Roger Wilhelm Where the wild rose blooms by Lori Wick In memory of: Gertrude Fischer by Etta Schimmoeller FROM THE CHILDREN’S CORNER: SOME BUGS by Angela Diterlizzi What little guy or girl doesn’t like to go looking for bugs? This charming book with colorful pages and rhyming text will have them clamoring to get outside and investigate the backyard. Bugs and their habits are included: do they hop, swim or glide? Do they sting, bite or stink? Do they sing, click or buzz? Even if you are not a fan of bugs, you will be a fan of

the bright pictures and catchy narrative. NO MONKEYS, NO CHOCOLATE by Melissa Stewart and Allen Young What a scary thought – no chocolate!! But, what does a monkey have to do with chocolate? We know that chocolate comes from the cocoa beans but did you know that the cocoa pods (inside are the beans) never fall from the trees! Monkeys are responsible for scattering the beans on the ground making it possible for new trees to shoot up and grow. This fun story helps children understand that living things, like trees, can’t survive without the other living things, like animals, in its habitat. THE HOT AIR BALLOON BOOK by Clive Catterall This title, part of the Science in Motion series has all you need to learn how to build and launch a hot air balloon from your back yard. Some balloons can be made of inexpensive materials, like the Trash Bag Sausage, made from plastic garbage bags. You can even learn how to heat the interior of the balloon with simple things like tea lights and hair dryers. This is a fascinating how-to for kids 9 and up. THE CANDY SHOP WAR by Brandon Mull Mull, popular author of the Fablehaven series, has begun a new series crafted around the Sweet Tooth Ice Cream and Candy Shoppe. When four friends happen into the store, they find that its confections give superpowers, for instance, rock candy that makes you weightless. What they also find is a group of magicians searching for a hidden treasure that could prove to be evil if put in the wrong hands. Looks like a really sweet read. YOO-HOO, LADYBUG! By Mem Fox Since the advent of the Highlights Magazine, children have loved to find the hidden picture. In this picture book, it is the ladybug which is hiding on each picture. The reader says, ‘Yoohoo, Ladybug! Where are you?’ She is playing hide-and-seek in the bathtub, the toy box and outside with Bluebird and Bee. Once the young reader finds Ladybug, they’ll want to do it over and over again.

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(Continued from page 4) Turning to Russia, Clinton said the U.S. and its European allies need to be both “smart and patient” in dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bold annexation of Crimea. She said Putin was “motivated by the past” and trying to build up his political base at home by spurring nationalism and stopping Europe’s influence in the region. “I really believe over the long run it’s a losing strategy,” she said. Addressing hundreds of women, Clinton said there’s a double-standard for how women are treated in the media and that she counsels young women to be resilient when they face challenges. “Believe me, this is hard-won advice,” Clinton said to laughter. Earlier in the day, Clinton helped announce a new campaign with the U.S. Agency for International Development that aims to harness science and technology to end extreme global poverty by 2030. USAID is undertaking the anti-poverty effort with 32 partners from private industry, colleges and universities, philanthropies and nongovernmental organizations. USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah said the campaign, called the U.S. Global Development Lab, will tackle issues such as the lack of clean water and access to education.

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Fischer is the daughter of David and Michelle Fischer and carries a 3.8 GPA. She is on the Liturgy Team, is active in volleyball, basketball and track and is a member CRESPI, a Mass server and Eucharistic Minister. Elizabeth Winhover is the alternate from St. John’s. She is the daughter of Jay and Carolyn Winhover and carries a 3.8 GPA. She is active in Soccer, the National Honor Society, 4-H, basketball, band, is a Mass

server and is president of the Liturgy Team and is a Junior Optimist. Jefferson does not have an alternate. As the girls arrive at Girls State, they are assigned to one of two political parties. The residence hall where they live during the program is their designated county and the floor on which they live is their city. The students will file petitions for candidacy for a variety of offices — from governor to council — and participate in the election process. After elections and inaugurations, they put government into action.

The Elida annual Future Farmers of America banquet was held March 23 in the Elida High School cafeteria. Ron Pollitt presented chapter awards to Richard Foust for farm mechanics; Ralph Long for forestry, Wendell Montgomery for farm electrification and Keaton Vandemark received the Star Dairy Award. 75 Years Ago – 1939 The members of the freshman class at Jefferson taking home economics are being given experience in preparing and serving dinners. Virginia Moris was the guest-hostess for the first dinner served. Guests were Wanda Yoder, Norma Davis and Donnabelle Rupert. The cooks were Marjorie Wollet, Angela Kill, Ellen Pothast and Alice Kill. The Commemorative Post, American Legion, is making plans to entertain the local winners of the annual Legion essay contest by taking them on a bus tour to Columbus. Students who will go on the trip are Ralph Haehn, Ruth Lause, Irma Will, Leroy Huysman, Margaret Remlinger, Arthur Haehn, Dorothy Lindemann, Betty Myers, James Lange, Donald Hageman, Rosemary Grothouse, James Buchholtz, Lucile Staup, Oliver Hoover, Jenny Markward and Robert Hummer. A meeting of the Delta Omicron Sorority was held recently at the Long home. Bunco followed the brief business session. Esther Brenneman and Edith Ditto received the honors in the games. Present were Edith Ditto, Rosalie Ditto, Norma Jean Ditto, Frances Baxter, Nell Thompson, Emaline John, Marjorie Buettner, Esther Brenneman, Audrey Heidelbaugh and Zoe, June and Lois Long.

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Answers to Friday’s questions: “The Turkey who lives on the hill” officiated at the marriage of the Owl and the Pussy-cat in the famous nonsense poem by Edward Lear. Monet Green is named for French Impressionist artist Claude Monet. It is a bright green that the artist described as chrome green and used in Giverny, France, on the outside shutters and stairs of his home and on the footbridge, benches and arches in his famous garden. Today’s questions: Who was the youngest golfer to shoot his age on the PGA Tour? How many Giant Sequoia tree seeds are there in a pound? Answers in Monday’s Herald.
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