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Telling The Tri-County’s Story Since 1869

Saturday, auguSt 14, 2010

HERALD
Delphos, Ohio

1st football scrimmage of season, p6

St. John’s High School sets registration

Upfront

Motor Madness takes over Fort Jennings

St. John High School will hold registration Tuesday and Wednesday. The schedule is as follows: — Seniors register from 8-11 a.m. Tuesday; — Juniors register from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday; — Sophomores register from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday; and — Freshmen Orientation will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Robert A. Arnzen Gymnasium. Incoming freshmen will register, receive their schedules, pick up their rental books and purchase workbooks and supplies at the book store. Shorts and blue jeans are not acceptable for Freshmen Orientation.

Franklin offers registration

Franklin Elementary School will hold registration for the 2010-11 school year next week. The schedule for registration is as follows: Monday —new family registration for students who did not attend Franklin School last year (all grades); Tuesday — families of students in grades K-1; Wednesday — families of students in grades 2-3; and Thursday — families of students in grades 4-5. Office hours are 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. On Aug. 24, Franklin kindergarten teachers will hold a parents’ meeting from 6-7 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet the teachers and sign the kids up for a testing appointment for the state mandated Kindergarten Readiness AssessmentLiteracy (KRA-L). The meeting is for parents only.

Hundreds gathered in Fort Jennings Friday evening for the start of the two-day Fort Jennings Motor Madness Weekend. Friday’s events included the annual car show, burn-out contest and duck races. Today’s events include the Lawn Mower Poker Run at 1 p.m. and the Lawn mower Races at 7 p.m., with live music to follow at Fort Jennings Park. Left: Burn out winner Dave Craig in his ‘64 Nova smokes out the fans during the Burn-Out Contest Friday. Below: For the first time ever, placements were awarded for the Burn Out. The first-place winner was Dave Craig (with his ‘64 Nova), left, with third-place winner Isaac Dockery Jr (‘79 Trans Am) and secondplace winner Andrew Johnston (‘80 Camero Z28).

Middle school to hold registration
The Jefferson Middle School has announced registration dates for the 2010-11 school year. To facilitate efficiency in this task, students are asked to follow the registration dates and times as listed. On Wednesday, new families to the district; eighth-grade students on Thursday; seventh-grade students on Aug. 24; and sixth-graders on Aug. 25. Registration hours will be 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. each day.

Dena Martz photos

Fight the bite

Mosquito bites can cause illness
From the Allen County Health Department LIMA – The Allen County Health Department has received two reports of suspected cases of La Crosse encephalitis (also known as California encephalitis). Both cases were reported in children and both are recovering at home. La Crosse encephalitis is transmitted by the bite of an infected Metro photo mosquito. Mosquitoes can transmit “This is a good reminder diseases from infected birds for all of us to ‘fight the bite’ of mammals to humans. and protect ourselves from The most important steps mosquito-borne diseases, especially this time of year,” to protect one’s self is to said Health Commissioner avoid being bitten and to David L. Rosebrock, eliminate mosquito breeding “Mosquitoes can transmit grounds. To avoid being bitten by diseases from infected birds or mammals to humans and mosquitoes: Avoid outdoor activithese diseases can make some people very sick.” The four ties between dusk and dawn diseases people can get from when mosquitoes are most mosquitoes in Ohio include active; if it’s necessary to La Crosse encephalitis, St. be outdoors, be sure to wear Louis encephalitis, Eastern long pants, long-sleeved equine encephalitis and West shirts, shoes and socks. Light colors are least attracNile virus. While most people infect- tive to mosquitoes. Use ed with mosquito-borne insect repellent and follow viruses show no symptoms, the label directions. To eliminate mosquito some people have a mild fever, headache and muscle breeding sites near the aches that will last up to a home: Remove all discarded tires week. A small number of infected people will develop and other water-holding consevere illness requiring hos- tainers, such as tin cans and pitalization. Symptoms of unused flower pots, from the more severe illness are body property. Eliminate standaches, fever, confusion, ing water from the property. weakness, stiff neck, trem- Make sure all roof gutters are ors and convulsions. People clean and properly draining. over 50, children under the Clean and chlorinate pools, age of 16, and people with outdoor saunas and hot tubs. existing health problems are Keep them empty when not at greatest risk for devel- in use and drain water from oping severe illnesses from pool covers. Change water in bird baths weekly. infected mosquitoes.

Jays alumni game today The St. John’s varsity soccer team will hold its traditional scrimmage versus the alumni 2 p.m. today on the field behind the high school. It is open to any St. John’s graduates that were on the soccer team or club team. Chance of showers, storms tonight and Sunday. Low tonight in low 70s; Sunday high in upper 80s.

Sports

Work continues on the new Elida High School. Superintendent Don Diglia reports the building is on schedule. The new school is to open for classes for the 2011-12 school year. Above: the font entrance is underway. Below: The commons area just inside the front entrance.

New Elida High School on schedule

Stacy Taff photos

Forecast

Index

Obituaries State/Local Politics Community Sports Kid’s page Classifieds Television World briefs

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2 – The Herald

Saturday, August 14, 2010

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Get in the last hurrah
Although the calender may not reflect it, summer is almost over. How do I know this? Well, for one, I was attacked by a cicada the other night on my porch. That is definitely not a “summer” activity. I’m sure for anyone who caught the performance, it was a show-stopper. I yelled and ran around in circles with my arms up in the air. Probably not the most graceful thing but it worked. That awful thing got off me and when I got in the house and shut the door, it beat on the storm door four or five times before giving up and flying off. According to my esteemed colleague, the earlier you hear them, the earlier the frost is. Fall may be sooner than we think; I’ve been hearing them buzz for weeks. I know we’ve had some pretty steamy weather in the last month and it couldn’t seem less like school is going to start in two weeks. It doesn’t seem possible. After we celebrate the Fourth of July, the rest of the summer seems to evaporate. I couldn’t believe it when I got the first school registration. Many of my flowers are starting to show the wear and tear of blooming like crazy for weeks. The impatiens are looking creepy with their spindly pale stalks and sparse leaves and my pink petunia, aptly named Pinky Tuscadero, has flowered its brains out and now only looks somewhat healthy in the twilight while I’m watering it. Unfortunately, the potted tomatoes have that funk that comes from water splashing up from the dirt and the ones in the back could have a case of the blight. My husband seems to be tomato-challenged. We have tried to grow two tomato plants in that Topsy Turvy thing and failed miserably both times. The first time we got one from a friend and pushed our little tomato plant through the bottom and filled it with dirt and then my husband watered it diligently every day. We found out you really aren’t supposed to fill it up with dirt or water them

For The Record 8-year-old painting prodigy on the other Hand is new art world star by nancy spencer

OBITUARY

that much and it quickly drowned and looked like a weed that had been set on fire. The second time around, we got one already well established. It was ginormous. It already had three tomatoes on it. We thought we had it made. We were going to show that Topsy Turvy a thing or two. It only took us four weeks to kill that one. We did get a couple tomatoes off of it before its demise. I’m not sure what happened to it. I know at one point my husband thought I was watering it and I thought he was. Hmmm. Both ended up in the garbage. Maybe we should just stick to the cherry and regular we plant in the ground. Kind of hard to go wrong that way as long as you water them. Football practice has been underway for weeks and the first local scrimmage was Friday morning. I don’t know if you know this but there is a girl on the Jefferson junior high team. She’s soft-spoken and cute and isn’t afraid to hit or take one. She listens to her favorite Michael Jackson tune before each practice. She rocks! She’s one of my heroes. I know many won’t agree but that’s OK. It makes it all the more interesting. We all don’t always have to agree. Another sure sign of the end of the summer is Allen and Van Wert county fairs. They are just around the corner, too. So now is the time. Carpe diem! Take that weekend trip, get in that last swim. Summer’s almost over and times a-wastin’. You need to get in the last hurrah of summer.

The following is the weekly report concerning construction and maintenance work on state highways within the ODOT District 1 which includes the counties of Allen, Putnam and Van Wert. (All work will take place during daytime hours Monday through Friday only, unless otherwise indicated). Allen County ohio 501 south of Fort Amanda road – Traffic will be maintained during a drainage tile replacement which will take place three days during the week, likely Monday through Wednesday. interstate 75 at napoleon road overhead bridge – Traffic reduced to one lane through the work zone until late August for bridge painting which began July 26. Lane closures will occur both during day and nighttime

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hours. interstate 75 from Beaverdam to ohio 235 – Paving is underway. Daytime and nighttime lane closures are occurring. The project will continue until late August. Putnam County Pavement repair will take place at the following locations with traffic maintained through the work zone. Work is being performed by Putnam County oDot: - Ohio 634 from U.S. 224 to Ohio 613 - Ohio 15 from Ohio 613 to Ohio 108 - Ohio 613 from Ohio 108 to Ohio 109 - Ohio 114 from Ohio 694 to Kalida ohio 114 over the Auglaize river, east of Cloverdale – Traffic maintained by temporary traffic signals during a bridge painting project which is under

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way. The project will continue until late August. ohio 613 from the Paulding County line to ohio 15 – Pavement repair and resurfacing project is under way with traffic maintained through the work zone. The project will continue until late August. ohio 189 over the ottawa river between County road 18-5 and County road 18-r, rimer – Route closed July 19 for 44 days for bridge rehabilitation. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 190, Ohio 634, U.S. 224 and Ohio 115 back to Ohio 189. Van Wert County U.s. 127 from the Mercer County line to Fox road, Van Wert – Pavement repair and resurfacing project will begin during the week of August 23 with traffic maintained through the work zone. ohio 116 between Davis road and state road – Route will close for two days beginning August 18 for installation of a crossover. Northbound traffic will be detoured onto Ohio 709 and U.S. 127 back to Ohio 116. Southbound traffic detoured onto Ohio 697, Ohio 66 and Ohio 81 back to Ohio 116. U.s. 127 between County road 36 and snyder road – Route will close for two days beginning August 16 for removal of a railroad crossing. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 81, Ohio 118 and Ohio 709 back to U.S. 127. old U.s. 30 over U.s. 30, Middle Point – Bridge painting is under way and is reducing traffic at times on top of the bridge and on U.S. 30 below the bridge to one lane through the work zone.

HOLT, England (AP) — He’s Britain’s most talked-about young artist. His paintings fetch hefty sums and there’s a long waiting list for his eagerly anticipated new works. It has all happened so quickly — he’s still getting used to the spotlight — and Kieron Williamson fidgets a little when he’s asked to share his thoughts on art. “Cows are the easiest thing to paint,” said Kieron, who has just turned 8. “You don’t have to worry about doing so much detail.” Horses, he says, are “a lot harder. You have to get their legs right, and you have to make their back legs much bigger than their front.” Paintbrush prodigy Kieron — dubbed “mini Monet” by the British press — is a global sensation. All 33 of the pastels, watercolors and oil paintings in his latest exhibition sold, within half an hour, for a total of 150,000 pounds ($235,000). Buyers from as far away as the United States lined up overnight outside the gallery, and there is a 3,000-strong waiting list for his impressionistic landscapes of boat-dotted estuaries, snowy fields and wide marshland skies. He has a website and a business card. Strangers approach him at the gallery, asking him to sign postcards of his work. Journalists from around the world travel to his small home town in eastern England to interview him. Kieron shrugs off the attention. “It feels normal to me,” he says. It definitely doesn’t feel normal to his parents, Keith and Michelle Williamson. They are bemused, proud and a little anxious about their son’s talent and its effects. “It has been overwhelming,” said Michelle Williamson, a 37-year-old nutritional therapist. She and her 44-year-old art dealer husband live in a small apartment with Kieron and his 6-year-old sister, Billie-Jo. Kieron was a normal, energetic little boy, and his parents were surprised when he asked for pencils and paper during a holiday in Cornwall two years ago. They were astonished when the then-5-year-old produced an accomplished picture of boats in a harbor. He progressed rapidly to fully realized landscapes, many depicting the flat, open Norfolk countryside near their home. “Keith and I don’t paint, so we find it difficult to know what’s going on inside his head,” Michelle said. “We don’t understand it. We don’t know where it comes from. But he’s adamant it’s what he wants to do. When your child has got such a gift and a talent, you have to support him.” That hasn’t stopped the Williamsons worrying about whether they are doing the right thing in exposing him to so much attention. They showed Kieron’s work to a local gallery, which has mounted two exhibitions and is helping them cope with the flood of global interest.

May 15, 1926 - Aug. 13, 2010 Elizabeth M. Ricker, 84, of Ottoville, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday surrounded by her loving family at Vancrest Healthcare Center in Delphos. She was born May 15, 1926, in Junction to Thomas and Emma (Clark) Bullinger. On Feb. 12, 1949, she married Rudolph Ricker, who died July 20, 1972. Survivors include two sons, Carl (Monica) Ricker of Ottoville and Eugene Ricker of Cloverdale; a brother, Rollin Bullinger of Oakwood; a sister, Madonna Amato of Dephos; two grandchildren, Jason (Sara) Ricker of Jacksonville, Fla., and Kerri Ricker of Whitehouse; and a great-grandson, Josh Ricker. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Richard, Raymond, Robert and Russel Bullinger; three sisters, Margaret Finn, Mevlina Meyer and Mary Dizanze. Mrs. Ricker retired from Philips Display Components in Ottawa. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ottoville and its Altar Rosary Society. She enjoyed bingo, flowers, gardening and preparing home-cooked chicken dinners. She loved chocolate candy and anything sweet. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Rev. John Stites officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at LoveHeitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township location, where a scripture service will begin at 2 p.m. Preferred memorials are to donor’s choice.

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Nancy Spencer, editor Ray Geary, business manager Don Hemple, advertising manager Tiffany Brantley, circulation manager William Kohl, general manager/ Eagle Print The Daily Herald (USPS 1525 8000) is published daily except Sundays and Holidays. By carrier in Delphos and area towns, or by rural motor route where available $2.09 per week. By mail in Allen, Van Wert, or Putnam County, $105 per year. Outside these counties $119 per year. Entered in the post office in Delphos, Ohio 45833 as Periodicals, postage paid at, Ohio. No mail subscriptions will be accepted in towns or villages where The Daily Herald paper carriers or motor routes provide daily home delivery for $2.09 per week. 405 North Main St. TELEPHONE 695-0015 Office Hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to THE DAILY HERALD, 405 N. Main St. Delphos, Ohio 45833

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es will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church, the Rev. David Howell officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where an Eastern Star service will begin at 3 p.m., and one hour prior to services Sunday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to Trinity United Methodist Church Building Fund or Allen County Junior Fair.

A girl, Rosalie Charlotte, was born Aug. 11 to Tony and Amy Stemen. She is welcomed home by brothers Will and Ben. Grandparents are Bob Dixon of Waverly, Pam and Marv Coppuck of Chillicothe and Linda Stemen of Delphos. ST. RITA’S A girl was born Aug. 12 to Kirk and Shannon Wannemacher of Spencerville.

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PET CORNER

From the banks of yesteryear...
From the Delphos Canal Commission

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The captain’s table
Conner is a very handsome and laid back 1-year-old domestic short hair. He’s waiting on his forever home so that he can be the center of your Molly is a 7-year-old attention. Jack Russell/Beagle mix. She know all her obedience commands but she’s a little rusty on them. She just need a little work and She would be perfect. She would do better in a home with adults only and she’s good with cats. The Humane Society of Allen County has many pets waiting for adoption. Each comes with a spay or neuter, first shots and a heartworm test. The Humane Society is located at 3606 Elida Road, Lima, and can be contacted at 419-991-1775. The following pets are available for adoption through The Animal Protective League: Cats M, 1 year old, cream and rust color, blue eyes Calico, 5 years old, spayed, dew clawed, shots Calico, 1 year old F, 5 yrs, multi color, named Sally Kittens M, F, 6 weeks, smokey gray, white and black and brown M, F, 11 weeks, tiger, black and white, silver gray, cream M, F, 10 months, brown and white, black and white Dogs Yellow Lab, M, 4 years old, neutered, named Yeller Puppies Beagle, M, 8 months Shepherd Rottweiler, F, 8 months, black, named Echo 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) 74192976. 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, Ohio 45891. This captain’s table from the Marguerite canal boat, which last docked in Delphos, is on display at the Delphos Canal Commission along with many other canal era artifacts. Made of solid wood — possibly oak, this table is a great example of early Delphos canal boat furniture. Note the inset for glassware just under the tabletop near each leg of the table. What an ingenious idea!

We also have an example of an early portable metal bathtub (right) and a large shovel\scoop, (pictured below), which was used to hand haul dirt from the site during the digging of the canal. Pictures from the canal era, as well as canal boat models, replicas, paintings and photos can also be viewed at the museum. and from 7-9 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th

The Delphos Canal Museum is open from 1-3 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Sunday and from 7-9 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Monday. Visit us soon!

Beams and pieces of the actual Marguerite, which were recovered from the canal by the Knights of Columbus Squires youth organization, are also being brought to the museum from storage. With the much-needed expansion of the museum well underway, many more of the treasures generously donated to the museum by the citizens of Delphos and the surrounding area will soon have a place of honor for all to see!

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Readers send in Father’s Day song suggestions
Dear Readers: When we printed the letter from Walt Paluch, asking for the words to an old Father’s Day song, we had no idea so many readers would be interested. Although none seems to hit the nail on the head, one comes close. It was sent in by two readers, one from Ft. Myers Beach, Fla., and the other from New Bedford, Mass. Take a look: Wonderful Daddy of Mine Songwriters write about Mothers Songs that are touching and sad. Seems they forget about Daddies So I’ll sing this song for my Dad. There’s no pal in the world like my Daddy, Wonderful Daddy of mine. I will always be kind to my Daddy, Wonderful Daddy of mine. I was thinking today if my Daddy’d go away How I’d miss him, how I’d long for him. I know that I’d say, there’s no pal in the world like my Daddy. From California: Could these be the words? F is for the Faith that I have in you. A is for the Affection that you treat me with. T is for the Tender touch of yours. H is for the Happiness that you give me. E is for the Endless sacrifice that you make H is for the heart that for me. showed you cared. R is for the Rapture E is for the eyes that that I get in your com- glimpsed the future. pany. R is for remembering F r o m the past. Kamuela: My Put them all ukulele class together they has been singspell Father, ing this song as The one whose taught to us by love will always Kumu Na’alei last. Liana: C o l l e g e F is being Station, Texas: Faithful, underMy father used to standing. sing this when I A is Always was a little girl: generous and F is for the Annie’s Mailbox funny face of kind. T for Tender Father. loving care you gave me. A is for the alcohol he H is for the Helpful drinks. things you do. T is for the tales he E for Every sacrifice tells to Mother. you’ve made, dear. H is how she believes R is Remembering to them, though he thinks. be extra-special kind. E is for the evenings Put them all together he’s spent rambling. they spell FATHER, R is for the rum he A man who means the drinks with joy. world to me. Put them all together Dear Annie: Although they spell father. And I’m 84 years old, I’ve father he’s a gay ole’ never heard a Father’s boy. Day song. So I composed California: Maybe these words — they’re this is what Walt is lookyours if you want them. ing for: — Regina Engler F is for the faith and F is for the faith with love you gave me. which you raised me. A is for the attention A is for affection that that you paid me. we shared. T is for the tears you T is for the tenderness helped to wipe away. you gave me. H is for your heart of

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“Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.”
— Bergen Baldwin Evans, American author (1904-1978)

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Surprises are always special, especially when they come in person. My friend and neighbor, Alice Davey, called me Saturday afternoon and said “There’s somebody over here, you probably want to see!” Sure enough! It was Frithjof Meissner, our

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Friendship Link and student exchange
Germany have taken part in this student exchange program during the past 16 years. He is planning a reunion with them in September. I would like to encourage young people from our area to be part of this cultural exchange…..if you can’t go for three months, go for a month. It broadens your horizons. Sabrina Ashby has taken part in the exchange by living with the Meissners for a month. She was a good friend of Helen’s, while she attended school here. Several members of my family have hosted German students in this program and later traveled to Germany to visit with them. We first met Frithjof during our 1994 visit to Germany. He expressed an interest in the Friendship Link since the Bredeicks were from Verl. Ferdinand Bredeick and Rev. John Otto Bredeick were among the founding fathers of our community. Many of us have had the pleasure of visiting the Bredeick home near Verl. Elfriede Meermeier, mother of Christine Meissner lives there with her son, Alfred Meermeier and wife Doneta and their family. Frithjof mentioned that Alfred will be having some surgery in the near future. Remember him in your prayers and cards. Several Friendship exchange visits have taken place between our two towns. They first came here in 1995. Mayor Michael Gallmeier, Rick Hanser, Keith Ebbeskotte and Bill Gunter visited Verl in April to help celebrate the town becoming a city. The Delphos tour group will go to Germany in 2012 and our Verl friends will return to Delphos in 2015. Start making your plans now. It will be fun, educational and broaden your horizons. Just an added note for those of you who remember Gabby, who traveled with our German visitors in 2009. She and her husband, Leonhard, are the new king and queen of the Schutzenfest. This celebration is really a big deal in German towns. The man earns the status of King by being the “top shooter” of the town. You have to attend a Schutzenfest to know what it is.

IT WAS NEWS THEN
One Year Ago • Allen County Agricultural Society Manager Jay Begg announced that the Junior Fair royalty would be crowned Aug. 21 in the Youth Activities Building. The candidates are Aaron Sommers, graduate of Allen East; William Corbett, graduate of Apollo; Amanda Burris, graduate of Shawnee; Samantha Conley, graduate of Allen East; Lacey Houston, student at Bath; Breanna Stover, student at Allen East; Lynelle Troyer, graduate of Elida and Kaley Core, student at Spencerville. 25 Years Ago — 1985 • Delphos Fire Association will hold its annual firemen’s picnic Aug. 17-18 at Waterworks Park. Activities include bingo, refreshments, food, games, rides and prizes. A drawing will be held Aug. 18. Proceeds will go towards the purchase of equipment for the Delphos Fire Department. • This summer 106 students, representing 26 high schools and seven colleges are volunteering their services at St. Rita’s Medical Center. Volunteers from the area include Kim Birkmeier, Jane Wittler and Janet Wrasman, all of Delphos; Sue Giesken, Kalida; Anne Koester, Ottoville; Julie Meyer, Columbus Grove; Kelly Meyer, Jeannie Miehls, Cheryl Meyer and Nicki Lynn Teman, all of Fort Jennings and Christina Miller, Kalida. • The 113th Pioneer Days in Kalida will be hosting its first annual car show and swap meet Sept. 7. The car show is in conjunction with Pioneer Days, sponsored by the Kalida Lions Club and the Volunteer Fire Department. 50 Years Ago — 1960 • Pete Checkles has sold his equipment and is retiring from the shoe repair business here after having operated the business for 30 years. He plans to make his home in Toledo. His retirement was prompted by ill health.Eugene Calvelage has purchased the shoe shining equipment and will operate a shoe and shoe dye business at 104 N. Main St. David Butler has been employed by Calvelage as the shoe shine boy. Calvelage said there will be free pick-up and delivery service by the Delphos Cab Company on four or more pairs of shoes. 75 Years Ago — 1935 • William H. Taylor and Ray Redd will oppose each other in a race for the office of Mayor Delphos in the November elections. Taylor was nominated by the Democrats in a field of five candidates. He received a total vote of 617. Voters wrote in the names of Ray Redd and John A. Metzner for the Republican nomination. Redd received a total of 177. • The VFW has leased the Lindemann Building at 332 N. Main Street and plan to occupy the entire building. The second floor is to be fitted up as lodge and club rooms and the Veterans plan to move to this location from their present quarters with W.B.A. in the near future. They plan to conduct a lunch room on the first floor of the building. • The Delphos Rockets defeated the FERA in a kittenball game played at Waterworks Park. The final score was 4 to 3. Gary pitched for the Rockets. Lucas was on mound duty for the FERA. The Rockets tied it up with two runs in the fifth inning and a double by Gary followed by a hit by Myers scored the winning run in the sixth.

Bill Gunter, Michael Gallmeier, Keith Ebbeskotte and Rick Hanser with friends in front of the Colon Cathedral.

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friend from Verl – Kaunitz, Germany. He is a teacher at the Gymnasium Werther, near Verl. Frithjof is the master mind of the student exchange program between Verl and Delphos. He also teamed with John Sheeter to establish the Friendship Link between our two cities. During his visit to Delphos, he was a guest in the Gallmeier and Hanser homes. Frithjof and his wife, Christine, are parents of three children: Jochen, 28; Christian, 23 and Helen, 17. Christine is a homemaker. All three Meissner children participated in the student – exchange program. Helen was here in 2009, living with Rick and Pam Hanser, and attending Delphos St. John’s High School. Following college, Jochen went into business for himself. He has a camping supply store. Christian also spent a few months in Delphos in 2009, as an intern at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. He has since received his degree in environmental engineering and is working in renewable energy. Frithjof was visiting in Delphos for a few days this month after escorting six exchange students from the Verl area. This year there are two boys and four girls in the group. Four students will attend St. John’s High School for three months and two will be enrolled at Jefferson. Frithjof estimates that 50 to 60 young people from

Delphos Mayor Michael Gallmeier and his friends being goofy.

Mayor Gallmeier, left, Frithjof Meissner, right, and Rick Hanser, center, socialize with friends.

The Heimathaus (museum) in Verl.

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Obama signs $600M Auto sales boost otherwise weak retail sector border security bill into law
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a $600 million measure that will put more agents and equipment along the Mexican border. Obama signed the bill in the Oval Office alongside Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. It will pay for the hiring of 1,000 new Border Patrol agents to be deployed at critical areas along the border, as well as more Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. It also provides for new communications equipment and greater use of unmanned surveillance drones. Some Republicans, including Arizona Sen. John McCain, say that while the legislation is a start, it falls short by not dramatically increasing the number of customs inspectors along the border and not funding a program that charges illegal immigrants with low-level crimes. Arizona has been at the epicenter of the border security debate because of its new law directing law enforcement officers to be more aggressive in seeking out illegal immigrants. Although a federal judge has since struck down some of the law’s major provisions, it remains a rallying cry for those who say Washington has lost control of the border.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans spent less at most retail stores in July and inflation remained tame as high unemployment and weak job growth fueled fears of a slowing economic recovery. A busy month for car dealerships and higher gas prices lifted overall retail sales 0.4 percent last month, the Commerce Department said Friday. It was the first overall gain in three months. Still, most retailers reported declines. Excluding autos and gasoline sales — which accounted for one-fourth of the July figures — retail sales fell 0.1 percent last month. Sales were down 1 percent at department stores and also dropped at specialty clothing stores, furniture stores, hardware stores and appliance stores. “While retailers have seen a solid gain in activity compared to last year, the more recent three month trend has been negative and that is not good news,” said Joel Naroff, president of Naroff Economic Advisors. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.3 percent in July, the Labor Department said. But that was mostly because of rising gas prices. After stripping out volatile food and gas prices, the so-called “core” index increased 0.1 percent. Over the past year, core consumer prices rose 0.9 percent — the slowest pace in more than four decades.

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Van Wert County Foundation scholarship winners
The Van Wert County Foundation has completed their scholarship program for the 20102011 academic year. Larry L. Wendel, Executive Secretary announced that 258 college scholarships have been awarded. The scholarships ranged from $100 to $2,950 with a total of $233,850 awarded. Recipients are all graduates of one of 10 local high schools including Crestview, Lincolnview, Van Wert, Wayne Trace, Paulding, Antwerp, Jefferson, St. John’s and Van Wert County residents from Parkway and Spencerville. The foundation’s scholarship program has been in existence for many years and is made possible by donor funds established over the years. New donor funds continue to be accepted by the foundation and have been designated to be used for a wide variety of causes, one of which is the scholarship program. Anyone interested in establishing a donor fund with the foundation is encouraged to contact Wendel at 419-238-1743. The foundation office is located at 138 East Main Street, Van Wert. Alice B. & Lee R. & Nellie Bonnewitzandersen - $23,000 Melissa Burk — Owens Community College — Crestview Alyssa Evans — Wright State University — Parkway Shelby Koenig — University of Findlay — Lincolnview Kimberly Kreischer — Owens Community College — Wayne Trace Alyssa Lehman — University of St. Francis — Crestview Carlee Mefferd — Heidelberg University — Crestview Madison Moonshower — University of Toledo —Van Wert David Neiford — Wright State University — Crestview Janie Oechsle — University of Toledo — Van Wert Steve Sealscott — Bluffton University — Van Wert Terry Simson — Eastern Michigan — Van Wert Angela Smith — Ball State University — Lincolnview Emily Smith — Bowling Green — Lincolnview Natalie Tinnel — Toledo/Owens — Crestview Esther Wheeler — Miami University — Crestview John D. And Nellie S. Ault – $2,075 Isaac Kistler — UNOH — Lincolnview Lloyd Basil- $700 Jamison Elston — University of Cincinnati Carlee Mefferd — Heidelberg University — Crestview Toledo — Crestview Robert L. & Flossie M. Brickman - $100 Ashley Cox — Miami University — Van Wert Burnett Family - $95. Kassi Kadesch — University of Toledo — Paulding Harry W. & Viola Clay – $13,000. Stephen Collins — University of Toledo — St. John’s Jamison Elston — University of Cincinnati — Crestview Murry Etzkorn — OSU — Jefferson Bryan Hoersten — University of Dayton — Jefferson Matthew LaRue — Valparaiso University — Crestview Brian Miller — University of Findlay — Jefferson Megan Miller — OSU — Crestview Lindsay Muhlenkamp — Cleveland State University — Van Wert Sarah Muse — Ashland University — Van Wert Rob Pond — OSU — Wayne Trace Nathaniel Rogers — Miami University — Crestview Steve Sealscott — Bluffton University — Van Wert Nyra C. & Reginald L. Clifton - $3,000 Audrey Hobbs, Audrey University of Cincinnati Spencerville Quincy Wagner, Quincy University of Toledo Van Wert Amber Wiseman, Amber Ivy Technical Van Wert Wayne & Anna Lee Cryer $11,825 Austin Bonifas — Miami University — Jefferson Natalie Collins —Indiana Wesleyan — Crestview Leslie Densel — Capital University — Crestview Britni Dunlap — Bluffton University — Van Wert Hilary Edwards — Bowling Green —Van Wert Adam Kaverman — Bowling Green — St. John’s Bethany Kline — Wright State University — Lincolnview Katelyn Moonshower — Bowling Green —Van Wert Janie Oechsle — University of Toledo — Van Wert Hannah Phlipot — Ohio Wesleyan University —Van Wert Elizabeth Roan — Bluffton University — Crestview Philip Yackee —OSU — Van Wert Mary Jane Culler - $85 Ann Poling — University of Dayton — Van Wert Walter C. & Pearl L. Dager - $300 Marie Gamble — Ohio University Van Wert Alyssa Lehman — University of St. Francis Crestview Laura & Constrance G. Eirich - $4,250 Katie Honigford — University of Cincinnati Lincolnview Kylie Honigford — University of Colorado Lincolnview Shellie Rhodes — Indiana Institute Lincolnview Kaitlin Welker — Miami University Van Wert William & Irene Eisenhauer - $2,100 Karli Cline — Ohio University Van Wert Taylor Fries — Wright State University Lincolnview Helen C. Etzler - $950 Rebecca Holloway — Ball State University Crestview Jenna Oechsle — Anderson University Crestview Hannah Peltier — Anderson University Van Wert Carol Plas — Eastern Michigan Crestview William J. Flickinger $33,475 Samantha Bauman — University of Toledo Paulding Kara Benschneider — Trine University Wayne Trace Lynn Bidlack — UNOH Wayne Trace Renee Bidlack — Owens Community Wayne Trace Seth Bidlack — Defiance College Paulding Jessica Carnahan — Defiance College Paulding Kelsie Carnahan — OSU Paulding Allison Clevenger — Indiana Purdue Paulding Joel Coughlin — Franklin University Antwerp Caci Craig — Defiance College Paulding Stephen Doseck — Bowling Green Wayne Trace Sara English — University of St. Francis Paulding Katelyn Feichter — Valparaiso University Antwerp Lynn Haller — Defiance College Antwerp Katherine Harman — Northwest State/Defiance Paulding Kelsey Hughes — University of Findlay Wayne Trace Katlin Humrickhouse — University of Findlay Wayne Trace Kelly Janka — Northwest State Wayne Trace Kimberly Jewell — IPFW Wayne Trace Andrew Jones — Bowling Green Antwerp Kassi Kadesch — University of Toledo Paulding Cassandra Kauser — Edison Community Paulding Amber Kipfer — Ivy Tech Wayne Trace Julie Koenn — University of St. Francis Paulding Christine Kortokrax — IPFW Antwerp Matthew Kraly — Mt. Vernon Nazarene Home School Krista Lambert — University of Toledo Wayne Trace Nickole Lay — Bowling Green Wayne Trace Ashley Litzenberg - Bowling Green Wayne Trace Elyse Myers — Miami University Wayne Trace Logan Myers — Bowling Green Wayne Trace Doug Ramsier — IPFW Antwerp Amanda Riebersal — University of Toledo Antwerp Jonathan Ross — OSU Paulding Timothy Ryan — University of St. Francis Antwerp Kole Schlatter — Indiana Institute Antwerp Zakary Shafer — OSU Paulding Megan Simpson — OSU Paulding Marla Sinn — Rhodes State Wayne Trace Wade Sisson — Miami University Wayne Trace Jessica Smazenko — Mt. Vernon Nazarene Antwerp Logan Steele — Eastern Kentucky Paulding Garrett Stoller — University of Toledo Paulding Selena Switzer — International Business Paulding Rachael Taylor — Miami University Antwerp Jacqueline Thomas — University of Toledo Antwerp Lauren Tope — University of St. Francis Paulding Kristi Wenninger — Northwest State Wayne Trace Seth Wenninger — Ohio Northern University Wayne Trace Alex Wetli — Purdue University Antwerp Andrew White — Defiance College Paulding Spencer Wilhelm — University of Toledo Paulding Cody Wolfle — Trine University Paulding Aurelia Wolford — International Business Paulding Jennifer Womack — IPFW Antwerp Angela Young — OSU Wayne Trace Forwalter Medical Arts Fund - $9,300 Jordan Brown — Rhodes State College — Van Wert Jordan Gibson — Ball State University — Crestview Shannon Glover — IPFW — Van Wert Laura Longstreth — Columbus State — Lincolnview Amanda Warnecke — Wright State/NW — Jefferson Emily Whittington — Rhodes State — Van Wert Esther F. & Harmon J. Fox - $225 Elizabeth Roan — Bluffton University — Crestview Robert W. & Alice H. Games - $1,000 Christopher Mills — University of Toledo — Van Wert Hannah Saylor — Hillsdale College — Crestview Gardners Of Van Wert County - $100 Mitchell Ringwald — OSU — Lincolnview Gertrude Gearhiser - $250 Jordan Brown — Rhodes State College — Van Wert S. F. & Donna Goedde - $275 Jeanne Bockey — Ohio Northern University — St. John’s Michael Rahrig — University of Findlay — Jefferson Nick Ulrey — University of Toledo — Crestview Dr. Keith Gordon - $100 Kelbi Williams — Bowling Green — Lincolnview Regina L. Haller - $50 Carol Plas — Eastern Michigan — Crestview Walter & Eileen Harris $100 Kaity Dull — University of Toledo — Van Wert Arthur L. & Thelma L. Hoersten - $300 Matt Trentman — Manchester College — St. John’s Clarene E. Hoffman - $8,275 Jenna Dancer — OSU — St. John’s Kylie Dunlap — Rhodes State College — Van Wert Heather Germann — Ohio University — Van Wert Daniele Miller — Baldwin Wallace — Van Wert Jessica Miller — University of Findlay — Jefferson Jared Myers — OSU — Van Wert Katelynn Staley — University of Toledo — Lincolnview Jessica Waterman — University of Findlay — Lincolnview Virgil S. & Charles F. Johnson - $1,800 Shelby Koenig — University of Findlay — Lincolnview Hannah Peltier — Anderson University — Van Wert Mary Montez Jones - $1,100 Julie Morris — Ball State University — Lincolnview Thomas Martin Jones $1,150 Catherin Drake — Wright State University — Van Wert Walter W. Jones - $1,900 Stacy Giessler — University of Dayton — Lincolnview Jared Myers — OSU — Van Wert Daniela Santisteban — Miami University — Van Wert Walter A. & Bruce C. 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TODAY 8:30-11:30 a.m. — St. John’s High School recycle, 600 block of East Second 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. The facility can also be opened by appointment by calling John Trentman at 419-692-7185. Cloverdale recycle at village park. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at the Delphos Public Library for luncheon and program. Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Washington Township Trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. — Jefferson Athletic Boosters meet at the high school library. Ottoville Local Schools Board of Education meets at the high school library. Spencerville village council meets at the mayor’s office. Delphos Eagles Auxiliary meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 Fifth St. TUESDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Area Visiting Nurses offer free blood pressure checks at Delphos Discout Drugs. 6 p.m. — Weight Watchers meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 211 E. Third St. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Lions Club, Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7:30 p.m. — Elida School Board meets at the high school office.

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Bulldogs impressive vs. Blue Jays
By JIM METCALFE The Delphos Herald jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com ELIDA — St. John’s and Elida took two entirely different ideas out about their scrimmage on a sunny and very warm Friday morning at Kraft Memorial Stadium. The Blue Jays head coach Todd Schulte was not a happy camper, while Elida boss Jason Carpenter was more than pleased. It becomes apparent when you consider that the host Bulldogs shut out the Jays 24-0. “We played as we practiced. We’ve seen a lot of the ‘press clippings’ and believed them, based on how we played today,” Schulte explained. “We’ve talked to the kids a lot about how we cannot depend on being experienced and what we’re ‘supposed’ to do but if we don’t have their attention now, it’s going to be a long road to hoe.” Carpenter had a different perspective. “Our defense set the tone

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A long, strange day at PGA
By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Tiger Woods ate breakfast three times before he teed off in the first round of the PGA Championship. It was time for dinner when his second round began Friday. Bubba Watson walked off Whistling Straits atop the leaderboard after opening with a 68. He waited 30 hours for his next shot. And then there’s Nick Watney. “I was talking with my caddie this afternoon and we were talking about something that happened this morning,” he said. “But we both thought it was yesterday. So it’s been a long day. I’ll have no trouble sleeping tonight and wake up tomorrow and see where we’re at.” Not much is clear in the final major of the year. At least not yet. After two days — but not two full rounds — Matt Kuchar was atop the leaderboard after another rock-solid round on a soft course. He nearly holed out from the 13th fairway again during a stretch of three straight birdies that led to a 3-under 69. Kuchar was at 8-under 136, one shot ahead of Watney, who had a 68. Kuchar woke up at 4 a.m. to get to the course and resume his second round at 7 a.m. But while it was clear on the practice range, it was soon tough to see the clubhouse 200 yards away and players had to wait 2 1/2 hours to start. Kuchar made birdie on his first hole — the sixth — to take the lead, finished up his 67, had a quick lunch and played the second round. Woods finally teed off at 5:45 p.m., leaving him enough time to play six holes and make six pars. Woods remained at 1 under. The fog played havoc on the starting times. Whistling Straits delivered its own share of misery, too, starting with European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie. He played in the same group with Kuchar and was 26 shots worse over two rounds, going 78-83. Phil Mickelson took some unusual routes from tee-togreen, although some of his misses were so big that he wound up in the gallery, where the grass had been trampled. Mickelson carries extra gloves in his bag for souvenirs when he hits a fan and he handed one out on the 15th hole, complete with a frown sign inside the “o” in “Sorry.” No apologies were necessarily when he scrambled his way to a 69, putting him at 2-under 142 and still very much alive in his quest to

for us in our last four games last season, a 4-game winning streak. I expect that to carry over,” he asserted. “When our defense sets the tone like it did today, it also carries over to the offense. We came out with great intensity, just like we have to play.” Elida scored three plays into its first 10-play series, a 2-yard run by Justin Blymeyer. The conversion kick — with no defense — was good. When it went game-situJim Metcalfe photo ation (with a running clock), Elida completely dominated, St. John’s junior quarterback Alex Clark feels pressured scoring two touchdowns and by an Elida defender during Friday morning’s scrimmage a field goal. The field goal came with at Kraft Memorial Stadium. The host Bulldogs opened the one minute left in the first preseason with a convincing 24-0 shutout of the Blue Jays. quarter. With Elida’s defense lim- emotion from the start we much more effective. We got iting the Blue Jay offense, didn’t. Still, we need to get better as the game wore on. The key for us is that the first the Bulldogs scored twice back to work.” The only score in the time in back-to-back seasons, in a 1:35 span of the second quarter: a 2-yard run junior varsity ranks came on we have a lot of veterans by Blymeyer (5:46) and an a 9-yard run by St. John’s in the same offensive and defensive systems, so the 8-yard run Anthony Sumpter Troy Warnecke. “With Reggie McAdams kids are comfortable.” — set up by an interception Both teams finish their at quarterback, we have a nice — at 4:11. preseason “I don’t want to take any- arm back there,” Carpenter 2-scrimmage added. “If we can run the ball Friday as St. John’s visthing away from Elida; they are a much-improved team,” effectively, as we did today, its Celina and Elida visits Schulte added. “They had the that is going to make us that Edgerton at 6:30 p.m.

Musketeers down Wildcats in golf DELPHOS — Despite Nick Gallmeier’s 37, the Jefferson boys golf unit fell 172-183 to Fort Jennings in a dual match Friday at the Delphos Country Club. Cody Warnecke had a 40 and Kurt Warnecke 42 for the Musketeers (2-1). Matt Waldick scored a 45 for the Wildcats (0-1). Jefferson is in the Rob Contini Memorial Tournament at 8 a.m. Monday at Hawthorne Hills.

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Clijsters reaches semifinals in Cincinnati
By JOE KAY The Associated Press MASON — Kim Clijsters is turning Cincinnati into her kind of town. The defending U.S. Open champion reached the semifinals at the Cincinnati Open on Friday, beating Italy’s Flavia Pennetta 7-6 (6), 6-4 in oppressive afternoon heat. The fourth-seeded Clijsters will face Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic. No. 10 Maria Sharapova also reached the semifinals, beating France’s Marion Bartoli 6-1, 6-4 in the evening match. She’ll play fellow Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Clijsters is the highest remaining seed. Five of the top eight were eliminated on Thursday. Serena and Venus Williams dropped out with injuries before the tournament began. That left center court to Clijsters, who seems to like the place. Clijsters returned to tennis in Cincinnati last year, reaching the quarterfinals after a 2-year break to start a family and get recharged. The 27-year-old Belgian reached the quarterfinals in Cincinnati and found her touch. A few weeks later, she won the U.S. Open. This year, she took a break from tournament play after Wimbledon and arrived in town hoping to use Cincinnati as a springboard again. So far, the hard courts have been agreeable. Clijsters passed her toughest test of the week, making a few more shots than Pennetta in a match close throughout. She hit a service winner to go up 7-6 in the tie-breaker and Pennetta sailed a forehand wide to settle the sweaty first set. Clijsters went to her seat and squirted cold water over her hair, trying to get a little relief. On-court temperatures have registered 120 degrees the past couple of days, with oppressive humidity that made it tough to breathe after

move to No. 1 in the world for the first time. Bryce Molder, once regarded as a can’t-miss kid when he played on the same Georgia Tech team as Kuchar, made an impressive debut in his first PGA Championship. He made five birdies in a 6-hole stretch and wound up with a 67. That put him in a large group at 5-under 139 that included 19-year-old S.Y. Noh (71), 21-year-old Rory McIlroy (68), short-hitting Zach Johnson (70) and bighitting Dustin Johnson (68). Chad Campbell had another 70 and was alone — at the moment — at 4-under 140. But of the 78 players who had to return at 7 a.m. today to resume the second round — provided there’s no fog — Martin Laird and Francesco Molinari also were at 4 under. Watson looked as though he would make up ground in a hurry. He birdied his first two holes, and had a 5-foot birdie putt on the 12th to make it three in a row and pull within one shot of the lead. He rammed it about 4 feet by and wound up three-putting for bogey. Watson stumbled again on the par-5 16th when his shot out of a bunker caught the lip and he was 3 under for the tournament when he stopped at the turn.

Kuchar is No. 7 in the Ryder Cup standings, and no matter where he winds up when the cut is made Saturday, these were two big days toward securing a spot on his first team. He has called this a “great” year, referring to the eight top 10s, but he has yet to win. Ernie Els began his day with a 5-wood for a second shot into the par-4 15th and ended it with a double bogey on the final hole of his second round for a 74. He was in a large group at 2-under 142, yet found himself hopeful that Woods and the late starters didn’t get off the hook by a storm system that threatened all day. US Women’s Amateur: Danielle Kang defeated Sydnee Michaels on the first hole of a playoff Friday and advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Kang will face Jennifer Kirby, who beat Kristen Park 6 and 4. Stephanie Sherlock, a 2 and 1 winner against Junthima Gulyanamitta, will face Jessica Korda, who eliminated Erynne Lee 4 and 3. Kang, one of two Americans still in contention, had a chance to close her match in regulation but missed a putt and swung her club in disgust. She nailed the green in two on No. 10 immediately afterward for a much smoother finish.

Rolen sparks Reds to 7-2 win over Marlins
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For week of August 16-22 MONDAY Boys Golf Jefferson, Spencerville and Elida at Rob Contini Memorial Tourney (Hawthorne Hills), 8 a.m. Kalida at Columbus Grove (PCL - Pike Run), 4 p.m. Girls Tennis Elida at LCC, 4:30 p.m. TUESDAY Boys Golf Ada and Crestview at Jefferson (NWC), 10 a.m. Spencerville, Lincolnview and LCC at Allen East (NWC Colonial), 4 p.m. Girls Golf Celina and Van Buren at St. John’s (DCC), 10 a.m. Girls Tennis Elida at Bluffton, 4:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY Boys Golf St. John’s, Jefferson, Fort Jennings, Ottoville and Elida at Kalida Invitational (Country Acres), 9 a.m. Lincolnview at Fort Recovery (Celina Elks), 9:30 a.m. THURSDAY Boys Golf

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Fort Jennings is in the Kalida Invitational 9 a.m. Wednesday at Country Acres. Fort Jennings 172: Cody Warnecke 40, Kurt Warnecke 42, Zach Schuerman 44, Niklas Luecking 46, Tyler Dray 50, Nathan German 50, Lucas Luebrecht 52, Josh Wittler 54, Alex Vetter 60. Jefferson 183: Nick Gallmeier 37, Matt Waldick 45, Alex Garza 47, Tyler Miller 54, Jacob Violet 55, Tyler Wrasman 58, A.J. Teman 60, Dylan Nagel 79.

St. John’s at New Bremen (Arrowhead), 10 a.m. Fort Jennings and Ottoville at Lincolnview Invitational (Hickory Sticks), 10 a.m. Girls Golf St. John’s at St. Henry (MAC), 4 p.m. Co-ed Cross Country Columbus Grove at All-Comers Meet (Spencerville), 5 p.m. FRIDAY Football Scrimmages: Spencerville at Sidney Lehman, 6 p.m.; St. John’s at Celina, 6:30 p.m.; Elida at Edgerton, 6:30 p.m.; Jefferson at Waynesfield-Goshen, 7 p.m.; Columbus Grove at Liberty Center, 7 p.m. Boys Golf St. John’s, Kalida and Elida at Celina Invitational (Fox’s Den), 8:30 a.m. Fort Jennings at Parkway (Deerfield), 10 a.m. Girls Golf St. John’s at New Bremen (MAC) (Arrowhead), 10 a.m. Girls Tennis Elida at Napoleon Invitational, 9:30 a.m.

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CINCINNATI — Scott Rolen snapped out of a slump with three hits against an ineffective Josh Johnson, helping Edinson Volquez and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Florida Marlins 7-2 on Friday night. Jay Bruce homered for the first time since June 30 and drove in three runs for Cincinnati, which bounced back from an embarrassing 3-game sweep by St. Louis. Joey Votto had two hits and two RBIs. Highly-touted rookie Mike Stanton homered twice for Florida, which had won four straight. Volquez (3-1), in his sixth start since coming back from Tommy John surgery, allowed one run and eight hits in six innings. Johnson (10-5) pitched a season-low 3 2/3 innings while giving up a season-high 10 hits. His ERA went from a baseballbest 1.97 to 2.27. Reds manager Dusty Baker long points. The heat had a lot to do served the first of his 2-game with setting up her semifinal suspension for his part in the bench-clearing brawl between opponent. Down 5-1 in the opening Cincinnati and St. Louis on set of her quarterfinal match against Yanina Wickmayer, Pavlyuchenkova started to think about doing better in the second set. Turned out the first one was far from over. The Associated Press Taking advantage of a heatdrained opponent, the 19-yearCLEVELAND — David old Russian rallied for a 7-5, Pauley earned his first career 3-6, 6-1 win that extended win, helping make Daren one of the best stretches of Brown’s road debut as Seattle’s her career. interim manager a success, and Her opponent used so the Mariners beat the Cleveland much energy getting ahead Indians 3-2 Friday night. Pauley (1-4) gave up two 5-1 in the first set that she began feeling the strain. Her runs and seven hits over six legs got a little shaky. Her innings. The Mariners beat Fausto game fell apart. Carmona (11-10) to snap a Pavlyuchenkova is coming 7-game road losing streak. off a title at Istanbul. Pauley struck out five and did Sharapova will be rested. not walk a batter. Sean White Bartoli had only seven points worked a perfect seventh and and eight unforced errors Brandon League allowed a hit while falling behind 5-0 in in the eighth to set up David the first set. Sharapova has Aardsma. Seattle’s closer pitched dropped only one set in four the ninth for his 23rd save in 27 chances to give Brown a matches this week. 3-1 record since replacing Don The last remaining qualifier Wakamatsu, who was fired melted away at the $2 million Monday. Western & Southern Financial Seattle had two runners thrown Group Women’s Open. out trying to score. Rightfielder Akgul Amanmuradova, 26, Shin-Soo Choo easily nailed pulled off the biggest upset of Casey Kotchman running from the week, knocking off top- second on a 2-out single by seeded Jelena Jankovic in two Michael Saunders in the fourth. Jose Lopez opened the sixth with sets on Thursday. A day later, she never had a single and Franklin Gutierrez followed with a double into a chance against Ivanovic, the left-field corner. Shortstop losing 6-1, 6-3 in only 56 Asdrubal Cabrera’s relay throw minutes. to catcher Chris Gimenez was in

Pauley gets first win, Mariners beat Indians 3-2

Tuesday. Bench coach Chris Speier ran the club. The Reds pounced on Johnson, scoring as many runs in the first inning as they had totaled against him in his previous three appearances against Cincinnati. Rolen snapped an 0-for-12 slid with the last of four consecutive first-inning singles, producing two runs. One out later, Bruce’s bouncer up the middle took a bad hop off the glove of diving shortstop Hanley Ramirez and into center field, sending Votto home and making it 3-0. Rolen, the All-Star third baseman, reached on a leadoff double and advanced to third on Jim Edmonds’ grounder to second. Bruce then hit a chopper up the middle and Ramirez came home but Rolen scored on a nifty slide past catcher Ronny Paulino. Bruce led off the fifth with his 11th homer, a 419-foot shot to center field off Taylor Tankersley. Stanton hit his 13th homer and second in two nights with one out in the sixth. He added a 1-out homer to right in the eighth.

plenty of time to get Lopez, who appeared to slow as he rounded third on the hot, humid evening. Gutierrez went to third on the play and scored when Jason Donald couldn’t handle Adam Moore’s 2-out grounder that was hit sharply but only a step or two to the second baseman’s left that gave Seattle a 3-2 lead. Ichiro Suzuki’s speed put Seattle ahead 1-0 in the first. He beat out a slap single to shortstop, stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored on another groundout, by ex-Indian Russell Branyan. It was Seattle’s first road run in 22 innings. Cleveland tied it in the second on consecutive 2-out doubles by Donald and Gimenez. Branyan opened the Mariners’ fourth with a double high off the left-field wall. He scored on Kotchman’s 2-out single, a high bouncer off a leaping Carmona’s glove. Former Mariners outfielder Choo tied it at 2 with a 2-out RBI single in the fifth. Michael Brantley singled with one out, stole second and scored on Choo’s line drive to center. Carmona gave up two earned runs and nine hits over six innings. He left after yielding a leadoff double to Josh Wilson in the seventh.

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010 If you haven’t learned anything else, you’ve figured out that it’s smart to build upon a firm foundation. This will serve you well when you want to start a new endeavor in the year ahead. You’ll make sure your footing is solid before you take a step. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - To your surprise, you’ll have a reservoir of strengths upon which to draw that could help you successfully perform a tedious task or participate in a tough competition. Give it your best. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - When dealing with someone new on a personal level, let your manner put this person at ease. Once s/he senses your sincerity, this individual will feel impelled to treat you similarly. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Stabilizing influences will prevail, with recent disruptions dissipating and falling by the wayside. This could be especially prevalent in regards to your financial affairs. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) If an important matter comes up that needs your personal attention, disengage yourself from your social involvements with others. They’ll understand and even give you their blessings. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Performing at your best might require a great deal of solitude. Don’t hesitate to walk alone when it serves your purpose to do so. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - You might not feel as comfortable in social involvements with new acquaintances as you do engaging in activities with familiar old friends. Don’t be rude, but stick to tried and true pals. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Someone with whom you usually are at odds might find much to admire in you at last. This could be the benchmark for establishing a new relationship. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Try to comprehend the big picture instead of just reviewing a few brushstrokes. You could get yourself so overwhelmed by the details that you fail to see what is right in front of you. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Should someone be trying to interest you in something that might require financial involvement, get him/her to lay out the entire plan. Unless you get all the details it should be a no-go. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - If it’s not important who leads, and your mate opts for that role, relegate yourself to being supportive. It’s likely to produce many benefits that you never thought existed. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - Do yourself a favor by pushing yourself out of the easy chair, getting away from the television set, and engaging in something physically active. Participating in a stimulating activity outdoors would be perfect. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - Being with friends whose exuberance is infectious is a good prescription for having a fun and healthy day. Make every effort possible to avoid being around dullards and dunderheads. Monday, Aug. 16, 2010 Be satisfied with a slow-but-steady growth pattern in the year ahead, especially where your material interests are concerned. If you go after more than what you’re entitled to, you may stall progress instead of making gains. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Be careful about what you pretend to know. Someone could ask for an explanation on that very subject and place you in an extremely embarrassing spot not easily gotten out of. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) - In an effort to be kind, you might make a loan to a person who is an extremely poor credit risk, known for not paying his/her bills. Don’t be the underwriter of an unworthy person. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - If you are exposed to someone who talks louder and longer than anybody else, remember that it doesn’t mean this person’s judgment is better than yours. Stand your ground if you think you’re right. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) When you do little and expect a lot, disappointment is more than likely to be the end result. What you receive will be commensurate to the service you render or the work you perform. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) You truly enjoy mingling with people from all walks of life, but now you’re likely to be more comfortable in the company of close friends. Avoid crowded gatherings if you can. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - When meeting some friends or business acquaintances, it’s best to be meticulous regarding who is included. Inviting someone who doesn’t easily fit in with the others will make everyone feel uncomfortable. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) - If you’re too self-involved, you aren’t likely to be attuned to your listeners. Take care not to gore a sacred cow or dominate conversation with topics that only appeal to you. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) There’s a good chance you could snatch defeat form the jaws of success if you’re not careful. Be on guard against inclinations to oversell or turn a good deal into a bummer. ARIES (March 21-April 19) - Even though there is nothing wrong with your judgment, you might think the opposite. As a result, you’re likely to let others who can’t even think for themselves reason things out for you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - If you accidentally blurt out something that is better left unsaid, don’t call attention to your blunder by trying to clarify your comments. Chances are, you’ll only make things worse. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) - Don’t ignore someone who likes you and has been nice to you in order to fawn over a new acquaintance who hasn’t yet given his/her friendship. Hurt feelings will kill the good thing you had going. CANCER (June 21-July 22) - If you’re a bit lackadaisical about things, both your motivation and initiative could break down rather easily for you at this time. Needless to say, it isn’t likely that you’ll achieve any of your objectives.
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Police: Israeli also suspect in stabbing in Israel
By DIAA HADID The Associated Press RAMLE, Israel — The man accused of going on a three-state stabbing spree in the United States was also a suspect in a stabbing near his hometown in Israel. But what drove Elias Abuelazam remains a mystery: Relatives describe a shy man from a respected family who had recently become despondent. Profilers say the case is baffling because, despite five deaths, murder did not appear to be the goal. Abuelazam is suspected of attacking people in Michigan, Ohio and Virginia, leaving 13 people wounded in addition to the dead. He was arrested Wednesday in Atlanta as he prepared to board a flight to his native Israel, where relatives said he lived until his family sent him to the U.S. when he was 18. The 33-year-old man appeared briefly Friday in an Atlanta courtroom and agreed to return to Michigan to face an attempted murder charge in one of the attacks — a July 27 stabbing in Flint, Mich., that put the victim in the hospital for a week. Authorities said more charges were expected in the three states. A family member in this poverty-stricken community said Abuelazam had become unhappy about his personal life in recent months. And others in the Arab neighborhood where he grew up expressed shock that the man they knew could be a suspect in the gruesome attacks. “I wouldn’t believe it even if I saw it with my own eyes,” said Abuelazam’s 49-year-old cousin, also named Elias Abuelazam. He said that when his cousin last visited earlier this year, he was tense, unhappy and unsure what to do with his life. The younger Abuelazam said he wanted to get married and settle down in Israel. “He seemed confused,” the cousin said. But he said suggestions that Abuelazam was a killer were “malicious rumors.” He said news of the arrest had devastated Abuelazam’s mother, who was excitedly waiting for a text message to pick her son up at the airport when she heard the news. “She couldn’t stand up ... She was hysterical,” he said. During Friday’s court hearing, Abuelazam was expressionless as he responded to questions from the judge. He initially said he wanted to stay in Georgia. But the judge told him he would have to return to Michigan if he wanted to fight the allegations. After the judge explained the process further, Abuelazam agreed to waive his extradition rights and go back to Michigan. “All right, then I’ll do so,” he said. “It sounds more logical to go right now than in 90 days.” Back in Israel, the family’s modest twostory stone home, in a Christian section of Ramle’s historic old city, remained shuttered and dark on Friday, and Abuelazams’ mother, Hiam, was holed up inside. In a brief radio interview, she described her son as a “religious, God-fearing man” and said she refused to believe he was a killer. However, Israeli police said Abuelazam was a suspect in a stabbing attack early this year, although charges were never pressed. A senior police commander said Abuelazam was believed to have stabbed a close acquaintance in the face with a screwdriver during an argument in a parked car about six months ago. The commander said police dropped the case because the victim refused to cooperate with investigators. He said Israeli police would request samples of Abuelazam’s DNA to investigate unsolved stabbings in the Ramle area. The city is known as a violent hot spot of drug activity. The commander spoke on condition of anonymity because he was barred by police rules from speaking to the media. The alleged victim in the attack, Ziad Shahin, denied being assaulted by Abuelazam but had a large scar from his right ear to his throat. Speaking outside his candy store in Ramle, Shahin said he was born with the mark. Ramle’s roughly 3,000-member Arab Christian community is tight-knit, and residents were extremely cautious about discussing Abuelazam’s past. Acquaintances said Abuelazam’s father died of illness when he was a baby, and that he was raised by his single mother and four sisters. The family owned a grocery store and two other shops in town, and the mother was well regarded. Abuelazam, a member of Ramle’s Greek Orthodox community, attended two prestigious Catholic schools, they said. Abuelazam’s most recent visit came earlier this year, and he returned to the U.S. in the spring, shortly before the stabbing spree began in Flint, with the attacker approaching men on lonely roads at night and asking for directions or help with a broken-down car. Then he would pull out a knife, plunge it into his victim and speed away. All but four of the 18 attacks occurred the Flint area. The others were in Leesburg, Va., and Toledo, Ohio. In one case, the attacker used a hammer. The youngest victim was 15; the oldest 67. At least 15 victims were black, although there’s no evidence that race played a role, authorities said. A motive was not known. Robert Keppel, a retired Washington state

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homicide detective who profiles serial killers, said it’s rare for someone to attack males exclusively. Whoever is responsible for the 18 attacks, “he’s just getting off on stabbing people. He’s not guaranteeing that they die,” said Keppel, who investigated the Ted Bundy homicides in the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s. “For some reason, the satisfaction is just in the action of the stabbings,” Keppel said. “He’s only turned on by the act of the approach and the initial stabbing. He’s got some hang-ups. ... He’s a rare killer among rare killers.” A tip led police this week to a market outside Flint where Abuelazam had worked for a month. Investigators talked to employees, and a store video showed that he matched the description of the man wanted by authorities. But Abuelazam was gone: He told people he was off to Virginia and had not been seen since his Aug. 1 shift. Police in Arlington, Va., stopped him for a traffic offense Aug. 5 and arrested him on a 2008 misdemeanor assault charge from Leesburg, Va., where he had lived and worked in the mental-health field. A hammer and a knife were found inside the Chevrolet Blazer, which was returned to him after his brief detention. There was no national alert for Abuelazam or his vehicle. Virginia authorities “had no idea at that time that he was involved in these crimes,” Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton in Michigan said. Abuelazam eventually returned to Michigan, obtained a $3,000 airline ticket to Tel Aviv from his uncle and made it as far as the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta, where officers snatched the man in flip-flops and shorts after he was paged over the intercom.

Bike sold for $5 in Ky. once belonged to Floyd Landis

By JEFFREY McMURRAY The Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — The bicycle had two flat tires, but Greg Estes figured the $5 asking price still made it a great bargain at a yard sale. Little did he know just how great. Estes checked on the bike’s origin after buying it in Owenton this month. He was shocked to learn it may be worth as much as $8,000 and was custom built for cycling star Floyd Landis, who used it in the 2007 Leadville 100, a mountain bike race in Colorado. Landis crashed but finished second in that race, which was shortly after his victory in the 2006 Tour de France, a win since vacated due to doping charges. “It’s a Cadillac of bicycles, that’s for sure,” said Estes, 38, of Owenton. “It’s just unreal how good it rides.” A sticker on the bike told him it was custom built by Cyco-Path Bicycles out of Temecula, Calif., near San Diego. Store manager Loren Foley said he was stunned when Estes started describing the parts, knowing the company had made only one such model and they remembered it well considering Landis’ celebrity at the time. Foley dug up photographs of the Colorado race to be sure and recognized Landis’ crashed bicycle as identical to the model Estes was describing. “It’s even got the same under-the-seat gear bag, the same tires,” Foley said. “It’s definitely the same bike.” As for value, Foley said Estes could expect to collect $5,500 to $6,000 for it on the open market — maybe quite a bit more if he gets actual value or a premium because it once belonged to a celebrity. For fun, Estes put the bike in his own yard sale, replacing the $5 price tag with a $6,000 one. He got no takers, but a lot of perplexed looks.

A sanctioned Kiddie Tractor Pull was recently held in Fort Jennings. Winners in the 3- and 4-year old division were, from left, Brandon Knippen, second place; Bruce Gasser, first place; and Danielle Weyrauch, third place.

Winners in the 5- and 6-year-old division were, from left, Gavin Schimmoeller, second place; Aiden Grothouse, first place; and Elizabeth Meyer, third place.

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FDA OKs new, five-day emergency contraceptive
BY MATTHEW PERRONE The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Federal health officials on Friday approved a new type of morning-after contraceptive that works longer than the current leading drug on the market. The pill ella from HRA Pharma reduces the chance of pregnancy up to five days after sex. Plan B, the most widely used emergency contraceptive pill, begins losing its ability to prevent pregnancy within three days of sex. The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Friday as a prescriptiononly birth control option. The ruling clears the way for U.S. sales of the drug, which is already approved in Europe. Morristown, N.J.-based Watson Pharmaceuticals will market the drug in the U.S. under an agreement with HRA. Watson said it will launch the pill in the fourth quarter. Studies of ella by its manufacturer showed the drug prevented pregnancies longer and more consistently than Plan B. In a head-to-head trial between the two drugs, women who took ella had a 1.8 percent chance of becoming pregnant, while women who took Plan B had a 2.6 percent chance. Experts tracked nearly 1,700 women who randomly received one of the two pills within three to five days of having unprotected sex. Plan B is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals and is also marketed in several generic versions. Unlike ella, Plan B and other generic versions are available without a prescription for women 17 years and older. HRA Pharma did not request over-the-counter status for its drug. Ella uses the hormone progesterone to delay ovulation, a key step in the fertilization process. Despite this, the drug has drawn criticism from antiabortion groups who say it is closer to an abortion pill than an emergency contraception pill. Groups including the

Winners in the 7- and 8-year-old division were, from left, Carson Kazee, second place; Derek Weyrauch, first place; and Brad Eickholt, third place.

Winners in the 9- and 10-year-old division were, Brook Rice, second place; Derek Luersman, first place; and Connor Hoersten, third place.

Family Research Council argue the drug is chemically similar to the abortion drug mifeprestone, which can be taken to end a pregnancy up to 50 days into the gestation period. That drug has been associated with severe infections and bleeding after abortion. However, FDA reviewers reported no life-threatening medical side effects with ella. The most common side effects with the drug included headache, nausea and abdominal pain, according to an FDA release. Abortion rights groups hailed the approval as an important step for the FDA, which was criticized in 2006 for its handling of Plan B’s approval.

Answers to Friday’s questions: “Lolita” author Vladimir Nabokov, who was also a lepidopterist, has several butterflies named after him? The first daily comic strip published in the U.S. was Mr. Mutt by H.C. (Bud) Fisher, later called Mutt and Jeff. The strip first appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle in 1907. Today’s questions: What famous author claimed she did most of her plotting for her books while sitting in the bathtub munching on apples? What was the name of the seaport hometown of comic strip hero Popeye the Sailor? Answers in Monday’s Herald. Today’s words: Gyve: to shackle or chain Vitellus: an egg yolk

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