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Fort Jennings Bicentennial

Council sets public hearing on zoning changes


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A handful of Relayers recently learned the current total for the 2012 Relay for Life of Delphos. Chair Cindy Metzger announced the total at $73,787, just $1,213 shy of the $75,000 goal. However, a Cruisin’ For Miracle team member said they have more than $2,000 to add to their team total, pushing the current number past the goal. Cruisin’ For a Miracle also leads the teams with $10,284. Money can be turned in until Aug. 31.

Relay total announced

At the Country Club The Ladies of the Delphos Country Club played a round of regular golf on the back 9 Tuesday co-chaired by Betty Schroeder and Alice Rayman. Lou Ann Wiltsie was the winner of the low gross in the first flight and Betty Schroeder the low net. Sandy Schimmoeller took both the longest drive and the longest putt. In the second flight, Arlene Kortokrax won the low gross and Linda Boecker the low net. Boecker had the least number of putts and also took both the longest drive and the longest putt. Jean Hilvers was closest to the pin. July 10, Kortokrax and Shirley Wiltsie co-chaired the Red Ball outing. Kortokrax, Boecker, Shirley Wiltsie and Aggie Swint were first, with Wiltsie registering the closest to the pin and the longest putt in the first flight and Schroeder the longest drive. Kortokrax had the closest to the pin in the second flight and Boecker the longest drive. Schroeder, Hilvers, Jan Sisinger and Alice Ricker were second. Sisinger and Ricker tied for least number of putts and Kortokrax had a birdie. On July 3, the Ladies held a regular golf outing on the front 9, co-chaired by Sisinger and Schreoder. In the first flight, Schroeder won the low gross and Sisinger the low net, with Schroeder tying with Swint for the lowest number of putts. Swint was the second flight’s winner in low gross, while Ricker and Hilvers tied for low net.


DELPHOS — Delphos City Council will host a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 on the proposed changes and amendments to the city’s zoning ordinance. The hearing is necessary in the process for council to make proposed changes dealing with adult entertainment. A copy of the changes will be available in Safety Service Director Greg Berquist’s office 30 days prior to the hearing for public examination during regular business hours. Council heard on second reading an ordinance defining adult entertainment and where establishments dealing with adult entertainment can be located within the city limits. Council expects to table the ordinance at the Aug. 6 meeting and approve it on third reading following the public hearing on Aug. 20. Council also addressed areas in the city that still Nancy Spencer photo need storm debris removed. Those driving through downtown Fort Jennings will notice the new bicentennial ban- Berquist said he will send out ners hung throughout the thoroughfare. letters to affected property owners with a 10-day leeway to remove debris. If the 10 days pass without resolve, he said the city will remove the debris and send the property owner a bill. Berquist noted BY NANCY SPENCER the celebration in August that with a few blown down in the that residents can dispose of nspencer@delphocould draw tens of thousands storm. Wrasman will rein- debris in their refuse bins as long as it is cut to no longer sherald.com to Fort Jennings. stall them. Smith also announced Smith gave an update Elida School Board FORT JENNINGS — street closures for the bicen- on the sanitary sewer projWith a mere month left before tennial weekend. Water ect at the park. The village Fort Jennings celebrates its Street from First to Fourth received funding for the projBY STACY TAFF idends. bicentennial, there’s plenty to streets will close at 6:30 p.m. ect through the Ohio Public staff@delphosherald.com Parker, Superintendent do around the village and the Aug. 17 and remain closed Works Commission State Don Diglia and members of June 29 storm didn’t help. through the Sunday evening Capital Improvement proELIDA — During the board used Tuesday’s Village council approved of the event. Second Street gram. hiring Siefker Sawmill to will be closed from Water The sanitary sewer addi- Tuesday’s meeting, mem- meeting to address growing chip storm debris collecting to Main streets during the tion will run from Second bers of the Elida Board of concerns in the community at the wastewater lagoon at an same time. On Friday, Water Street north of Fort Jennings Education gave Treasurer over what the levy revenue amount not to exceed $2,500. Street from Sixth to Fourth State Bank that goes under Joel Parker the green light would be used for. “One of the things we keep Mayor Jim Smith told coun- streets will also be closed for the Auglaize River and on to to submit the district’s procil there is still quite a bit of the remainder of the weekend the Fort Jennings Park Board posed earned-income tax levy hearing from community clean up needed at the park; and Fourth Street from Water recreation building at the to the Allen County Board of members is that this levy is to Elections after receiving cer- pay for utility costs for new many of the branches and to Main streets will also close west entrance of the park. other tree remnants are too Friday for the rest of the The project’s estimated tification from the Ohio Tax high school building,” Board member Sally Ulrich said. large for crews to just pick up weekend. Fort Jennings Park cost is $42,525 with the grant Commissioner. and haul away. will be closed to vehicle traf- totaling $24,428. It is a 50-50 The five-year, 0.75-percent “The old high school buildExtra work created by the fic the entire weekend. match. tax levy will generate $2.06 ing was 139,000 square feet storm also prompted council Letters will be sent to all The new sanitary sewer million a year to compen- and the new one is 169,000 to agree to hire three to four village residents outlining line makes it possible to sate for losses in state fund- and it’s only costing us 29 teenagers for several hours a the street closures. The mail- install new restrooms at the ing. Exemptions from the tax cents more per square foot for day at minimum wage to help ing will include a bicenten- park in the future. will be income generated by utilities, so it’s not this.” “Utilities are only 2.5 pervillage maintenance supervi- nial flyer. Smith said the village will retirement and pensions, as sor Ted Wrasman with tasks Most of the bicentennial put the project out for bid in well as income gained from cent of what we do in the to get the village in shape for banners have been installed September. investments, interest and div- See ELIDA page 3

Storm makes more work to get ready for bicentennial celebration

than four foot lengths and bundled. “We are hoping that neighbors continue to help neighbors and we can get this all cleaned up,” Berquist added. Councilman Jim Knebel reminded residents the city does have a no-burn policy. Berquist also addressed the issue with the draining of a portion of the Miami-Erie Canal in Delphos. He told council the Ohio Department of Natural Resources did not contact the city prior to draining the canal but he did know ODNR had a schedule for construction projects on the canal. “I know they have a schedule but I didn’t know we were up,” he said. “I think they had a communication breakdown.” He added that ODNR did pick up a dump truck of dead fish and the lingering smell is decaying algae. On a positive note, Berquist said an anonymous donor has come forward who would like to see a fishing hole established between First and Second streets and has offered funding to dredge a portion of the canal for that project. ODNR will fix a culvert near the railroad tracks and repair a crumbling wall and catwalk at Third Street before allowing the water to flow back into the canal in those areas.

Elida levy not over new school

Jefferson High School parking lot project comes in under estimate


Mostly cloudy Thursday with 40 percent chance of afternoon showers, storms. High in upper 80s. See page 2.


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DELPHOS — Shelly Company of Findlay was the sole bidder in the Jefferson High School parking lot resurfacing project. Delphos City Schools Board of Education members accepted the company’s bid of $188,000, which was $27,000 below the estimate. Shelly will mill down areas that need it and then put down a new layer of blacktop. The project must be completed by Aug. 20. The board also accepted a bid from Jack Weichart of Rural Ironworks for $9,432 to remove, repair and reinstall the fencing along the bleachers at the community track during the parking lot project. Jefferson Middle School students have been chosen to participate in the National Assessment of Education Program also known as the Nation’s Report Card. The NAEP is the only nationallyrepresentative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas. Since 1969, assessments have been conducted periodically in reading, math, science, writ-

ing, U.S. history, civics, geography and the arts. Local eighth-grade students will be tested in math, reading, science and writing in March 2013. Interim Superintendent Frank Sukup reported the district’s Race to the Top plan for the 2012-13 school year has been approved. Schools participating in the program receive $100,000 over a fouryear period. This is the third year of the program. Sukup also noted he had made an agreement with the City of Delphos to have access to the district’s fuel depot on Euclid Street at the bus garage in a state of emergency. The board also approved the agreement. Recent state track participants were honored at Monday’s meeting. Brooke Teman, Cody Bigelow, Breanna Strayer, Kennedy Boggs, Jenna Moreo, Chelsea Bishop and Rileigh Stockwell received commendations. The board also approve event ticket prices as follows; — All gate tickets: football and boys basketball — $6; Nancy Spencer photo — Adult: presale football, The Delphos City Schools Board of Education congratulated recent State Track presale boys basketball and attendees at Monday’s meeting. Those in attendance are, front from left, Brooke Teman See SCHOOL BOARD page 2 and Breanna Strayer; and back, Cody Bigelow, Kennedy Boggs and Jenna Moreo. Absent are Chelsea Bishop and Rileigh Stockwell.

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Airport breach brings new scrutiny for TSA
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Pilot and murder suspect Brian Hedglin knew how to fly planes. He just needed access to one. Turns out, it was as easy as using a rug to scale a razor wire-topped security fence at a small Utah airport in the middle of night, slipping past security, boarding an idle, empty, 50-passenger SkyWest Airlines jet and revving up the engines. He crashed the plane in a parking lot and shot himself in the head, never getting off the ground. But the incident has raised concerns that nation’s airports may not be as safe as they should be. The Transportation Security Administration doesn’t require airports to maintain full-time surveillance of their perimeter fences, leaving airport security largely in the hands of individual facilities. At least one aviation security expert says it might be time to revisit those protocols. “Maybe we need to implement some more levels of perimeter security because any type of security incident like this is a lesson to both the good guys and the bad guys. They read the papers just as much as we do,” said Jeff Price, an aviation security expert and aviation professor at the Metropolitan State

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University of Denver. The former assistant security director at Denver International Airport said that even after Hedglin gained access to the airfield early Tuesday, he shouldn’t have been able to get aboard the plane. “It should have been locked and secured if it wasn’t in use,” Price said. TSA spokeswoman Jonella Culmer said the agency is “currently reviewing perimeter compliance” at the St. George Municipal Airport, which is about 120 miles northeast of Las Vegas. City spokesman Marc Mortenson noted the airport is surrounded by six miles of perimeter fencing. Local authorities were investigating the breach, but Mortenson said the facility meets all Federal Aviation Administration and TSA security requirements. He said, however, the entire perimeter isn’t observed at all times, “and I would dare say it isn’t at any airport in the country.” SkyWest spokeswoman Marissa Snow said Hedglin was a pilot for the airline since 2005 but had been on administrative leave since July 13, the day police found the body of his girlfriend and fellow Colorado National Guard member, Christina Cornejo, in Colorado Springs, Colo. THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and isolated storms in the morning. Then chance of showers and storms in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds around 5 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 40 percent. THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. FRIDAY: Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. FRIDAY NIGHT, SATURDAY: Clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. SATURDAY NIGHTMONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s to lower 70s. Highs around 90.

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Arnold B. Liebrecht Donald V. Grothouse Arthur A. Dec. 17, 1933-July 17, 2012 Heidenescher April 8, 1928Arnold B. Liebrecht, 78, of Delphos, died at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday at Vancrest Healthcare Center. He was born Dec. 17, 1933, in Ottoville to Arnold and Mary Miller Liebrecht, who preceded him in death. He married Agnes Falke, who died Jan. 3, 2003. On Nov. 26, 2004, he married Ruth Hemker Baldauf, who survives in Delphos. Survivors also include sons David (Elaine) Liebrecht of Springboro, Don (Barb) Liebrecht of West Dundee, Ill. and John (Sharon) Liebrecht of Pataskala; stepchildren Michael (Lori) Baldauf of Delphos, Ronald Baldauf of Kalida, David Baldauf and Virginia (Larry) Cress of Lima and Lisa (Don) Finn of Toledo; grandchildren Drew Liebrecht, Alex Liebrecht, Brian Liebrecht, Jessica (Justin) McClintock and Ryan (Lara) Verbecken; and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Liebrecht retired as a high-low driver from Ford Motor Co. Lima Engine Plant after 30 years. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 471. He enjoyed golfing and woodworking. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Melvin Verhoff officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a parish wake begins at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Foundation. • Approved of the building level handbooks Franklin and Landeck elementaries and the Jefferson Middle School; • Instructed the administration to request a waiver for the body mass index screening; • Hired Dave Hoffman as an assistant to the Delphos Virtual Academy. There are 19 students enrolled so far; and • Issued supplemental contracts to Tiffany Brantley - junior high cheerleading; Terri Suever - assistant football cheerleading; Jeff Rex – Science Club; and Danielle Carder – junior high volleyLicensed ball44Licensed Health Agents Health Agents 4 Licensed
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The high temperature Tuesday in Delphos was 99 and the low was 72. A year ago today, the high was 93 and the low was 73. The record high for today is 96, set in 1930 and the record low of 50 was set in 1970. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press

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Continued from page 1 gate for volleyball, girls basketball — $5; — Student: presale football, presale boys basketball and gate for volleyball, girls basketball — $4; — Adult: junior high basketball and volleyball — $3; and — Student: junior high basketball and volleyball — $2. In lieu of season tickets, a five ticket pack will be sold this year for $25 which will be good for any home event. Any student at Delphos City Schools can purchase a

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight. Lows in the lower 70s. West winds around 5 mph shifting to the northeast overnight. Chance of measurable precipitation 30 percent.

$50 pass to get them into all home events for the year. In other business, the board: • Approved the Delphos Public Library annual budget; • Recommend the board accept the retirement resignation of Jane Rahrig as High School Secretary as of Sept. 1; • Accepted the retirement resignation of Mary Sterling as high school 4-hour cleaning person effective Jan. 1; • Instructed the treasurer to seek milk bids for the 2012-13 school year;

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July 17, 2012 March 1, 1918-July 15, 2012 Arthur A. Heidenescher, 94, of Lima, died at 6 p.m. on Donald V. Grothouse, 84, Sunday at Elmcroft Assisted of Delphos, died at 12:51 a.m. Living, Lima. Tuesday at St. Rita’s Medical He was born March 1, 1918, Center. in Delphos to John and Frances He was born April 8, (Weiging) Heidenescher, who 1928 to Sylvester and Luella preceded him in death. (Kehres) Grothouse. On Feb. 19, 1941, he On Aug. 20, 1955, he mar- married Bernadine Marie ried Frances Schweller, who Schnipke, who preceded him survives in Delphos. in death on Oct. 22, 2005. Other survivors include sons Surviving are sons, John Thomas Grothouse of Fremont A. (Cheryl) Heidenescher of and John (Julia) Grothouse of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Robert Warsaw, Ind.; daughter Mary Joseph (Edie) Heidenescher of (Bill) Rickrich of Newark; Lima and Roger Alan (Kate) grandchildren Karen Rickrich, Heidenescher of Columbus; a Laura Rickrich, Susan, James, daughter, Joan (Jerry) Stuby of Matthew, Nicholas and Mark Connersville, Ind.; eight grandGrothouse and several nieces children, Lois Heidenescher, and nephews. Jim Heidenescher, Bobby He was preceded in Heidenescher, Katie Mills, death by his son, Paul John Shelly Wetzel, Cathy Grothouse; sisters Mildred Stenzel, Jason Heidenescher Noonan, Doris Klausing and and Luke Heidenescher; 15 Alene Grothouse; grandpar- great-grandchildren, Eric, ents August and Catherine Ryan, Skylar, Amber, Kory, (Ricker) Grothouse and Henry Katelyn, Katerina, Alex, and Anna (Shirack) Kehres. Emma, Isabella, Jake, Kaleb, Mr. Grothouse served with Kamden, Ava and Edie; sisthe United States Army’s ter, Rosie Murray of Delphos; Corps of Engineers in Korea and a sister-in-law, Alice at Thule Air Force Base in Heidenescher of Delphos. Northern Greenland for two He was also predeceased years. He retired from the by a great-grandchild, Kaiden Fruehauf Corporation after Heidenescher; three brothers, 36 years of employment as a Richard Heidenescher, Paul manager in production con- Heidenescher and Clarence trol. He was a member of St. Heidenescher; and two sisters, John the Evangelist Catholic Mary Heidenescher and Rita Church, Knights of Columbus, Klinger. St. Vincent De Paul Society, Mr. Heidenescher retired where he was president for six from Stiener Brothers/ years, Delphos Country Club, Lennox/Warner-Swazey after Lima Elks, was a time keeper 40 years, and was the owner at St. John’s basketball games and operator of B&W Log for 40 years and was an avid Splitters and Bait and Tackle golfer with two hole-in-one for 26 years. He was a memgames. ber of St. Gerard’s Catholic Mass of Christian Burial Church; a life member of the begins at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Elks BPOE 54; the Catawba John the Evangelist Catholic Yacht Club and a past comChurch, the Rev. Mel Verhoff modore. He loved to fish, was officiating. Burial will follow an avid race fan and one heck in St. John’s Cemetery. of a good dad, a wonderful Friends may call from 1-4 grandfather and a great grandand 6-8 Thursday at Harter father. and Schier Funeral Home, Mass of Christian Burial where the parish wake service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday begins at 7:30 p.m. Military at St. Gerard Catholic Church, rites by the Delphos Veterans the Rev. Mike Houston offiCouncil. ciating Memorials are to St. John’s Friends may call from Parish Foundation, Eternal 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Word Television Network or the on Wednesday at the St. Vincent De Paul Society. Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, where a parThe flower for July is the ish wake service will be held larkspur, a member of the at 8 p.m. buttercup family. It has the Memorial contributions symbolic meaning of ardent may be sent to St. Gerard attachment and open heart. Some sources also give the Catholic Church 240 W. Robb Lima, OH 45801. water lily as July’s flower. Online condolences may be made to the family at www. chamberlainhuckeriede.com

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ST. RITA’S A girl was born July 13 to Renee and Adam Schnipke of Cloverdale. A girl was born July 13 to Summer and Patrick Kleman of Elida.


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CLEVELAND (AP) — The first suspected casino cheaters in Ohio were up against long odds: more than 1,000 surveillance cameras, undercover state agents and wary dealers. “If you’re going to cheat, a casino is not a great place to try to cheat,” said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, whose office helps enforce anti-cheating laws at the new casinos in Cleveland and Toledo. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason, whose office is handling Ohio’s first casino cheating cases, likes his odds, given the extensive video surveillance in the Horseshoe casino in Cleveland. There are seven homegrown suspects, one from Akron and the rest from the Cleveland area. Most have small-time criminal records including burglary, drugs, theft and insurance fraud. The cases have mostly similar scenarios: cheating, often in the pre-dawn hours, was detected by a dealer, casino employee or security agent monitoring surveillance cameras. One suspected cheater was allowed to play blackjack for another hour before being confronted. He was allowed to cash out his chips. Prosecutors say one cheater pocketed $175 by placing bets after the outcome of a roulette game became known six times and another added chips to a bet after the cards were dealt in a Texas Hold’em game.

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Village cleaning up from storm
OTTOVILLE — Trees were the biggest concern during village council’s monthly meeting Monday. Mayor Ron Miller advised the body some of the wood chipping from trees knocked down from a recent storm cost the village a little more than $7,000. Two companies are involved and that is just one bill from one of them. Miller said the village will need to cut down 11 trees and 12 will need trimmed. He estimates having to spend somewhere around $15,000-$20,000 by the time all storm damage to trees is addressed. The village will also end up spending $15,000 for road repaving and putting in a catch

basin on Bendele Street. Council looked at a concern over resident Ryan Walston’s garage. Miller said Walston discovered during a mortgage inspection that his existing garage may be encroaching upon a municipal alley. Council will require Walston to conduct a full boundary survey to determine if his garage is solely on his property. After five days of vacation, Police Chief Jay Hetrick asked council to increase the pay of his assistant, who took on added responsibilities in his stead during the fiveday period. Per village policies and procedures, council declined the request.

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Continued from page 1 district. That’s only about $513,000,” Parker added. “That’s not the big issue here. The big issue is the loss in state funding. We’ve moved backwards. We’re currently operating on the same levels of funding we did back in 2003.” Pat Schymanski of Elida Visionaries commended the board for deciding on the more equitable option of an earned income tax. “I fully support the way you’ve handled the issue and I firmly believe it’s time the taxpayers to weigh in,” he said. “But first I think you need to go back and expel the myth that it’s because of the new building. It’s completely to do with the reduction in state aid. It seems to be the goal of the governor to bring down business taxes to make Ohio more business friendly and I think you’ll see more reductions in those taxes which will hurt school funding even more.” The district has been operating on what it calls “bare bones,” having been forced to make devastating cuts to student programming, close the Gomer Kindergarten facility and eliminate a total of 37 staff positions, among other things. If the levy fails in November, Diglia says more will have to be cut. “I’ve made a list of possible cuts if it should fail. I tried to be general,” he said. “The truth is we don’t have that much left to cut, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.” A public auction will be held Sept. 22 in Gomer for the building and parking lot, with a tour of the two parcels to be held on Sept. 8. In other news, the board approved the following resignations of certified personnel: Sarah Burden, High School Principal, effective July 31, 2012 for retirement purposes; Kevin King, Elida High School Spanish Teacher, effective Aug. 31. Approval was also given for the employment of 48 substitute teachers and the following personnel: Certified- Greg Leeth, High School Principal, effective August 1, 2012 (3 year contract, 228 days), and Brad Mendenhall, Asst. High School Principal, effective August 1, 2012 (2 year contract, 223 days), Melissa Hyland, 5th Grade Science Teacher, effective August 24, 2012; SupplementalLaura Stratton, 7th Grade Volleyball Coach, and James Hullinger, 8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach (correction from 6/26/12). The board also approved the administrative contracts of Joel Parker (5 year), Matt Burton (3 year) and Gregg Roth (4 year).



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CLEVELAND (AP) — Two of the 11 Cleveland Catholic Diocese churches that were closed but later spared by the Vatican are back in operation, and reopening dates are set for all but two of the remaining facilities. The Plain Dealer reports three churches will reopen this weekend. Four more will reopen between July 25 and Aug. 12. The churches were among 50 closed or merged by the Cleveland bishop because of declining congregations, finances and priests. The Vatican sided with parishioners who appealed and said the closings weren’t done properly. One of the churches without a reopening date is still waiting to be assigned a pastor. The other is the former home of a congregation that broke away from the diocese and moved to a commercial building after its church was closed.




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Bernanke to testify again after warning on economy
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will return to Capitol Hill today, one day after sketching a bleak picture of the U.S. economy and warning it will darken further if Congress doesn’t reach agreement soon to avert a budget crisis. Bernanke is giving his twice-a-year report to Congress on the state of the economy. He will testify to the House Financial Services Committee. On Tuesday, he spoke to the Senate Banking Committee. Without a congressional agreement, tax increases and deep spending cuts would take effect at year’s end. Bernanke noted Tuesday what the Congressional Budget Office has warned: A recession would occur, and 1.25 million fewer jobs would be created in 2013. The Fed is prepared to take further action to try to help the economy if unemployment stays high, he said. Bernanke didn’t signal what steps the Fed might take or whether any action was imminent. And he noted there’s only so much the Fed can do. But the Fed chairman made clear his most urgent concern By ERIC TUCKER Associated Press is what would happen to the economy if Congress can’t resolve its budget impasse before the year ends. Cuts in taxes on income, dividends and capital gains would expire. So would this year’s Social Security tax cut and businesses tax reductions. Defense and domestic programs would be slashed. And emergency benefits for long-term unemployed would run out. All that “would greatly delay the recovery that we’re hoping to facilitate,” Bernanke said near the end of two hours of testimony to the Senate Banking Committee. The economy is growing modestly but has weakened, Bernanke said. Manufacturing has slowed. Consumers are spending less. And job growth has slumped to an average of 75,000 a month in the AprilJune quarter from 226,000 a month from January through March. The unemployment rate is stuck at 8.2 percent. Bernanke noted that the economy, after growing at a 2.5 percent annual rate in the second half of 2011, slowed to roughly 2 percent from January through March. And it likely weakened further in the April-June period. Congress needs to resolve its impasse well before the year ends, Bernanke said. “Doing so would help reduce uncertainty and boost

One Year Ago • With this year’s Canal Days Queen Pageant falling on Sept. 11, the 10th anniversary of the collapse of the Twin Towers, the committee decided to do something special. Instead of the usual fathers or boyfriends escorting them across the stage, the contestants will grace the arms of military personnel, police officers or firefighters. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Knights of Columbus will install officers at its annual installation and awards banquet Sunday at the K. of C. hall, Elida Avenue. Among the officers to be installed are Edmund Wurst, grand knight; Ed Klima, deputy grand knight; Bill Bowden, chancellor; Virgil German, warden; Vern Kill, financial secretary; Kevin Brickner, recording secretary; Irvin Holdgreve, treasurer; and Lloyd Smith, advocate. • Fara Jean Young of Elida, will participate in a two-week camp during which 40 girls from 26 states will explore the coastline, beaches, islands, harbors and fishing ports of Rhode Island. Long, daughter of Amos O. Long Jr., Elida, is a junior at Elida High School. • American Cancer Society’s “Jail ‘n Bail” in Allen County raised approximately $34,000. People from Delphos who were arrested were Tom Grothouse, Don Beckmann, Ken Wisler, Keith Wittler, Cheryl Cotner, Roger Beckmann, Dan Yocum, Todd Wannemacher, Bob McCoy and Rick Combs. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • A former Delphos resident and graduate of Jefferson High School has gained fame in her chosen field, that of making elaborate costumes for the stage. Carlita Gemin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Eleyet of Delphos, has a particular specialty – elaborately beaded and appliquéd costumes and she makes hundreds of them for Charlotteans each year. Actress Julie Newmar wore the latest “Carlita Creations” in the Music Theater’s production of “Damn Yankees.” • The fifth annual picnic for members of the Middle Point Community Lions Club and their families was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Pollock Monday evening. Members of the Venedocia Lions Club and their families were guests. Middle Point Lions Club sponsored the Venedocia Club when it was chartered in April of 1961. • The Bryan Country Club has extended an invitation to the women golfers of the Delphos Country Club to participate in an invitational match at Bryan on Aug. 1. Results of play July 10 at the local club: Marge Stallkamp, low gross; Millie Ditto, low net and golf pin award, and Rita Scherger, low putts. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • Amelia Earhart, America’s greatest woman flier, was listed as dead today by the Navy. Search for her and her navigator, Fred J. Noonan, carried on since they were forced down in the Pacific Ocean July 2, was abandoned. The couple was lost on the New Guinea-Howland leg of their world girdling flight. • The Delphos Merchants increased their league standing Sunday by defeating Pleasant Mills at city field here by a score of 5 to 2. Noonan was on the mound for the locals and held the Pleasant Mills batters to eight safeties. Delphos collected ten hits off Slusser. Wieging again did good work with the willow, hitting for two bases once and a triple once. Bosse and Powell also hit doubles. • The last of the Wyandots was laid to rest on the banks of the Scioto River near Columbus Sunday night. Bill Moose, who outlived his race and neared the century mark in age, was given a farewell unique in its combination of Indian lore and modern funeral direction. Thousands filed past his bier as he lay in state until the services were conducted at sunset.


GOP measure would kill AmeriCorps

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans Tuesday unveiled legislation to get rid of AmeriCorps, the national service program, and cut off federal funding for National Public Radio, public television and Planned Parenthood. The moves would come in a controversial spending bill that pays for labor, health and education programs for the budget year beginning Oct. 1. The measure is dead on arrival with Democrats but contains many provisions to please tea party conservatives. “This bill is an extremely partisan proposal, stands little chance of being brought up on the House floor, and will rightly be disregarded by both the Senate and president,” said Rep. Norm Dicks of Washington, top Democrat on the Appropriations Committee. It’s the last of 12 annual spending bills for the upcoming budget year to be released. The GOP-controlled House has passed six of the measures but the Democratic Senate has yet to debate a single measure, and lawmakers are sure to have to pass a stopgap funding bill in September to avoid a government shutdown when the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30. The bill would deny funding to implement President Barack Obama’s health care law but, Democrats say, funnels more than $3 billion of those savings to cover other expenditures such as keeping grants for community health centers at current levels. Overall, the measure cuts funding under lawmakers’ direct control by 4 percent to $150 billion. Many of the proposed cuts have been rejected in the past, like a bid to eliminate family planning programs. The cuts to community service programs, funded at $1 billion this year, would slash such programs by 74 percent on the path to eliminating them entirely, save for a program for senior citizens.
WASHINGTON -- Few instances are more refreshing than the sound of a politician leaving office. This isn’t because we want to see them go, necessarily (though this, too, can be delicious), but because they tend to speak truthfully upon their departure. One such delectable nugget tumbled recently from the lips of retiring Democratic Rep. Gary Ackerman of New York. Reflecting on his 30 years in Washington, Ackerman was asked to comment on the relative lack of comity on Capitol Hill. Did it ever exist? Not really, he said, but at least Democrats and Republicans used to be friends. Today, crossing the aisle is tantamount to treason. The problem isn’t only Washington but society as a whole. “I think the people have gotten dumber.” Let’s pause for a moment to savor that rare morsel. Even Ackerman acknowledged that “I don’t know that I would’ve said that out loud pre-my announcement that I was going to be leaving.” Extrapolating, might we conclude that extreme partisanship is a function of ... dumbness? If so, then whose fault is that? Education’s? Surely, at least in part. But the problem is broader than a single institution. Dumbness permeates every aspect of our lives, including, dangerously,

States want drug abusers to report overdoses
WASHINGTON — The morning after Salvatore Marchese left his mother’s house for a session of outpatient treatment for his heroin addiction, he was found slumped behind the wheel of her car, dead of an overdose. He apparently hadn’t been alone: His wallet was missing and the car’s passenger seat left in a reclined position. But whoever was with him when he was using drugs was long gone by the time the police arrived. When Patty DiRenzo learned what happened to her son, she wondered: “How could somebody leave somebody to die?” Now, DiRenzo, of Blackwood, N.J., is part of a nationwide push to make sure people won’t be too afraid of being arrested to call 911 when they or someone they’re with overdosed. Eight states have passed laws in the past five years that give people limited immunity on drug possession charges if they seek medical help for an overdose. A similar proposal is being considered in the District of Columbia but faces uncertain prospects because of opposition from police and prosecutors. “It’s really common sense — just to make it easier for people to call 911 by addressing what people have said is sort of their single-greatest fear in delaying or not calling 911 at all,” said Meghan Ralston, harm reduction coordinator of the Drug Policy Alliance, a New York-based nonprofit that works to change current drug policies. The measures have encountered resistance from some police officials and lawand-order legislators, who say the proposals are tantamount to get-out-of-jail-free cards, condone drug use, and could prevent police from investigating illicit drug dealing or juvenile drug use. “It’s like free needle exchange programs where we tell law enforcement to turn a blind eye,” said Kevin Lundberg, a Republican state senator in Colorado who voted against a law passed by his state this year. “If it’s illegal, it should be illegal. If it’s not illegal, then that’s another thing.” There’s little hard data to measure the success of the laws in the states where they’ve passed. Advocates acknowledge there’s work to be done to make the public aware of the law changes. Initial findings from University of Washington researchers found that 88 percent of opiate users surveyed in the state, which passed an

household and business confidence,” he said. The cuts that would kick in next year could cost as many as 2 million jobs, a trade group that represents manufacturers said in a report released Tuesday. The report came from the Aerospace Industries Association. A separate report Tuesday pointed to the budget crises many states are suffering, caused in part by shrinking revenue from federal government. States are finding it harder to pay for basic services such as law enforcement, local schools and transportation, the report said. It was issued by State Budget Crisis Task Force, a non-profit co-chaired by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and former New York Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch. Republicans in Congress are demanding deeper spending cuts while extending income tax cuts for everyone. Democrats want to extend the tax cuts for middle- and lower-class Americans. But they want them to expire for people in the highest-income brackets. Bernanke stopped short of telling Congress what steps to take. He challenged them to think broadly. “Congress is in charge here, not the Federal Reserve,” he said.

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immunity law in 2010, would now be more likely to call 911 in an overdose. The study also found that 62 percent of police surveyed said they wouldn’t make an arrest for possession anyway, so the law wouldn’t change their behavior. The push comes amid a national spike in drug deaths, which advocates say could be reduced if more people felt comfortable seeking help in the immediate aftermath of an overdose. Overdose deaths by powerful prescription painkillers more than tripled over a decade, according to a November report issued by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The trend seems to be gaining some momentum. Rhode Island, Illinois, Florida, Colorado and New York have passed laws in the past two years, joining Connecticut, Washington and New Mexico. The bills differ in some respects, but generally shield from prosecution a person who is in possession of a small quantity of drugs and who seeks medical aid after an overdose. Advocates contend the laws are written in such a way to limit the immunity to drug possession, meaning that other crimes police encounter — such as a basement lab that churns out large supplies of narcotics — would remain illegal.
ists who donate their time and talents to work with students. Both groups try to answer the question: “How do you find the truth?,” and the CNL identifies news as “the oxygen of democracy.” Indeed, without a well-informed public, you get ... what we have: a culture that rewards ignorance and treats discourse as bloodsport. All freedoms depend first on freedom of speech, but not all speech is equivalent, no matter how many hits a website boasts or how many viewers ages 25-54 tune in to a given television show. By such measures, the sensational will always trump substance. Unfortunately, the so-called “mainstream media” -- that is, old media -- have suffered a crisis of confidence, deservedly in some cases. But there resides in most real journalism institutions a dedication to providing reliable information according to universally accepted standards and practices. Without them, our news would be limited to stories about sex, lies and the madam next door. News literacy programs provide some hope at least for a more sophisticated consumer. It’s a modest start, but learning to read critically is no less important than reading itself -- a simple truth with which even incumbent politicians could agree.


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our media. Ackerman put it well: “We now give broadcast licenses to philosophies instead of people. People get confused and think there is no difference between news and entertainment. People who project themselves as journalists on television don’t know the first thing about journalism. They are just there stirring up a hockey game.” I may have to lie down for a few minutes to regain my composure. Oh, if only more Congress folk would retire so that we might wallow in such forthrightness. Ackerman is, of course, correct. Most political talk shows have little to do with journalism -- getting at objective truth -- and everything to do with advancing an agenda. Many, if not most, talking heads come not from the reportorial trenches, but from politics, think tanks or, increasingly, a prosecutor’s office somewhere. (Does anyone actually practice law anymore, or are law degrees merely licenses for “experts”?) This isn’t to say that such people shouldn’t have

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a voice or a forum. Many make valuable contributions to our understanding. But the distinctions should be made clear, and viewers (and readers) need to be better informed about sources and the integrity of their contributions. Not so easily done. People of a certain age, who may also have read a book or two, are more likely to recognize the difference. But what about rising generations who have spent a frightening percentage of their lives consuming data in a random world of tweets, blogs and food-fight commentators, for whom fame is a goal and reality a show? Once accustomed to such highvelocity infotainment, how does one develop tolerance for the harder reads and the deeper conversations? These questions are at the forefront of a growing news literacy movement aimed at teaching young people how to think critically and judge the quality of information. Two leaders in the movement are the News Literacy Project (NLP), led by a former Los Angeles Times Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist -- Alan Miller -- and the Center for News Literacy (CNL) at Stony Brook University. The NLP (whose board I recently joined) focuses on school programs for middle and high school students. The group’s staff includes 22 news organizations and 200 journal-

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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Busy time in the Eicher household
BY LOVINA EICHER Daughters Susan and Verena worked six long days last week de-tasseling corn. By Saturday night they were tired girls. Verena’s brace rubbed her foot open in two places. I wanted her to stay home today but she wanted to go detasseling again. (Editor’s Note: De-tasseling corn is a method of cross-pollinating various varieties of corn by removing the tassels) Benjamin is now a teenager since the 14th. And Joe and I had our 19th anniversary yesterday, July 15th. Time has gone too fast. Daughter Loretta sat down one day last week to write the column. She said she wanted to do something to help me out. I am glad she did because it was good for her to put her thoughts into writing. She has a journal that she writes in, which is a good way for her to vent through this difficult trial which she is facing at this young age in her life. Here is what she wrote: I hope you are all doing great. I had a wonderful day today. For breakfast, we had grilled cheese sandwiches and cereal. I love grilled cheese. Sister Lovina dries the dishes for me while I wash them. Then I swept and mopped the floors. With all of us home from school the floors get tracked up fast. Mom, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Joseph, and Kevin are all out weeding in the garden. They like to go out early in the morning when it is still not so hot. Elizabeth might start her new job this week. She will work for a lady who will train her to do professional cleaning. Susan and Verena are detasseling corn. I am not going to get to go detassel corn like my older sisters did. It would be too hard for me to pull the tassles when my hands feel weak. Verena is trying detasseling but she is tired at night. She doesn’t want to give up. Sometimes I think it is unfair that other people can do fun stuff like running and biking. There are times when I am walking and my knee will give up and then I will fall. It happens a lot when I am coming down the stairs. It is really hard to know that I can’t do all the stuff that I used to. I want to keep my faith in God. I know God will help me if I have faith in him. I get discouraged a lot, but I am so happy my family is there to help make things easier for me. I have to try to keep looking on the bright side. We went camping the week of July 4 when Dad was on vacation. My birthday was July 1. I turned 12, so next year I will be a teenager. If anyone has muscular dystrophy I would like for them to write to me. It helps me to talk to someone with muscular dystrophy because they can fully understand what it means. When we were at the lake I went in the water a lot. At first I needed help getting out because I fell sometimes. My nice, kind sisters Elizabeth, Susan, and Verena would help me get out. One time, Verena was helping me out and we were almost out of the water and my knee gave up. I grabbed Verena and she wasn’t wearing her brace to support her and we both fell back into the lake. We laughed about it and thought it was funny. One time Susan was helping me and my knee started to give out but Susan just pulled me back up. I don’t know what I would do without their help. One night when Susan’s friend Mose was there we took Dad’s boat to go fishing. Mose, Susan, Verena, and I fished even after it was dark. It was fun even if we didn’t have much luck. Susan had a fish on her hook and instead of taking it off she flipped it into the boat. It flipped right into Mose’s face and we all laughed about that. Then I thought I had a big fish and pulled the line in, it was a bunch of weeds. It was their turn to all laugh and we had a lot of fun. July 4 sister Elizabeth and her friend Timothy asked me to go to the parade in town. Sister Lovina also went with us. We got a lot of candy from the parade but we took it back and shared it with our brothers. It was fun to watch the parade. There were firetrucks, horses, and little ponies. They look so cute. Also some race cars. My sister Susan has a new miniature pony that she is training for someone. The pony’s name is Tiny Tim. He is still a little rowdy. Susan is line driving him. Susan is a good trainer because she has a lot of patience. Even if she comes home late from detasseling corn all day she wants to work with the pony. I don’t know what else to write now. Thank you for all your prayers and encouragement. God bless you. For the recipe I will share my coffee soup recipe. I love it for breakfast but Mom doesn’t let us have it often since it has caffeine. She doesn’t think it is a healthy breakfast. Most of us like it with crackers in it but Mom and Dad like it with toast. We really like it with Pon Hoss when we have some in the winter. COFFEE SOUP 1 cup water 2 teaspoons coffee


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TODAY 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Kiwanis Club, Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. 7:30 p.m. — Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street. Sons of the American Legion meet at the Delphos Legion hall. The Ottoville Board of Education meets in the elementary building. The Fort Jennings Board of Education meets in the library. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5:30 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission meets at the museum, 241 N. Main St. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 7 p.m. — Spencerville Local Schools Board of Education meets. St. John’s Athletic Boosters meet in the Little Theatre. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Chapter 26 Order of the Eastern Star meets at the Masonic Temple on North Main Street. Delphos VFW Auxiliary meets at the VFW Hall, 213 W. Fourth St.


4 teaspoons white sugar 3 cups milk Crackers, bread, or toast Heat water in a 2 quart kettle Lift off and add coffee and sugar Put back on the stove and add milk. Take off when hot. Crumble crackers, bread, or toast into it or eat without either one. Some like it plain. HOW YOU CAN HELP Verena and Loretta Eicher have a form of muscular dystrophy known as Limb-Girdle, Type 2-A. For more information about it, click here. Friends of the Eichers have set up a medical fund to care for the children, donations can be sent to: Eicher Children Benefit Fund c/o Farmers State Bank PO BOX 1010 Shipshewana,Indiana 46565 Note the above address is a bank, so routine recipe requests, etc should not go to that address, donations ONLY. Donations can also be made in person at any Farmers State Bank branch. THE AMISH COOK FRIEND CLUB: The above fund is not affiliated with The Amish Cook column, 100 percent of the funds go to the Eicher girls medical care. You can support The Amish Cook column by joining The Amish Cook Friend Club.

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M. F. Osting will celebrate his 94th birthday on Monday. He was born July 23, 1918, in Delphos. He was a beekeeper all his life and retired from the Delphos Bending Company. He has four children: Jerry, Donald, Carolyn and Diane; nine grandchildren, with one deceased; and 15 great-grandchildren. The family is asking cards be sent to him at:

M.F. Osting 919 Elm St. Delphos OH 45833

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The Reds went up 1-0 in the top of the first against starter Matt Schroeder on a pair of singles (Desmond Ripley and Fairchild, the latter scoring a run) and two walks (Grone and Moore). The Cubs took their only lead in the bottom half on two hits, including a leadoff double by Devin Lindeman and a run-scoring single by Eli Lucas; a walk and a sacrifice pop by Lucas Ketcham. The Reds went back on top 3-2 in the top of the second, chasing Schroeder in the process (for Ketcham) with two hits, including a 2-run blooper down the right-field line by Ripley (2-for-4), and three walks (Mox, Brinkman — who both scored) and Buettner). Chase Martin had a leadoff double but was gunned down at third trying to stretch it into a triple. The Cubs tied it in the second on a single by Justin Wieging, two stolen bases and a run-scoring grounder by Joey Jacomet, with Wieging beating the throw home. After the second frame, the Cubs offense went south, with only two base-runners — Dylan Nagel walking with two outs in the fourth



By JIM METCALFE jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com

DELPHOS — The Delpha Chevy Reds captured the Tri-County Little League tournament title last Friday night. The Delphos Reds will try to do the same Thursday in the Delphos Minor League tournament after knocking off regularseason champion Cubs 7-3 Tuesday night at Stadium Park’s Little League diamond. They will oppose the Tigers at 6 p.m. The Tigers (12-4), the regular-season runners-up to the Cubs, run-ruled the Pirates (9-7) 13-2 in five innings at the same time on Diamond 4. The Reds (10-6) took advantage of 14 bases-onballs issued by four Cubs (13-3) hurlers. Ashton Moore walked three times and Lincoln “Abraham” Mueller, Justin Mox, Seth Brinkman and Nate Buettner each walked twice. The Reds also got a strong pitching performance from starter Zach Grone (3 innings, 3 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 BBs, 6 strikeouts) and reliever Isaac Fairchild (3 IPs, 1 BB, 3 Ks).

Linsanity to Houston as Knicks pass on Jeremy
By CHRIS DUNCAN The Associated Press HOUSTON — The New York Knicks decided that Linsanity would have only a 1-season run on Broadway. Lin is headed back to Houston after the Knicks decided on Tuesday that they wouldn’t match the Rockets’ 3-year, $25 million offer for the restricted free agent. The 23-year-old point guard, who went undrafted out of Harvard, became an international phenomenon and the biggest story in sports during one dazzling month in the Big Apple. But the Knicks decided keeping the show in town was too costly. “Extremely excited and honored to be a Houston Rocket again!!” Lin posted on his Twitter account. “Much love and thankfulness to the Knicks and New York for your support the past year... easily the best year of my life.” Lin will return to Houston, where he spent two weeks in training camp in December before the Rockets waived him. General manager Daryl Morey later regretted the move and alluded to the mistake as he celebrated the reacquisition of Lin on Twitter late Tuesday: “Welcome to Houston (at)JLin7. We plan to hang on this time. You will love (hash)RedNation.” The Knicks had said they would match any offer to retain Lin but the Rockets made it tough for New York to keep him by backloading their offer sheet with a $15 million salary in the third season of the deal. If the Knicks agreed to match, they would have faced a hefty luxury tax in the 2014-15 season because of other big contracts on their March and Lin hurt his left knee less than two weeks later. The Knicks revealed on April 1 that Lin needed surgery to repair a meniscus tear and would miss six weeks. The Knicks made the playoffs behind surging Carmelo Anthony but bowed out to Miami in the first round. The Rockets, meanwhile, missed the postseason for the third straight year and have spent the offseason completely rebuilding their roster. Houston has been trying to put together a package of assets and draft picks to offer Orlando in exchange for disgruntled All-Star center Dwight Howard. In the process, the Rockets lost the unrestricted free agent Dragic to Phoenix, then traded Lowry to Toronto for a first-round pick with lottery protection. With no true point guard left, the Rockets turned back to Lin. The Knicks showed their hand when they brought back Raymond Felton in a sign-and-trade deal with Portland — after signing Jason Kidd as a free agent. Houston, meanwhile, jumped at the chance to reacquire their popularity in China, where Yao Ming became a larger-than-life figure. Many Rockets landed lucrative shoe contracts with Chinese companies on Yao’s coattails and Rockets’ games drew massive television ratings there.

and Ethan Dunlap getting aboard with one down in the sixth but getting erased on a double play to end the game. The Reds took the lead for good in the third, scoring three times. They compiled two hits, including a 2-run base hit to right by Gallmeier and a runscoring hit by Fairchild (2-for-2, 2 runs batted in) that chased Ketcham with no outs (for Chase Bailey). They also had walks to Mueller, Moore (both scoring later) and Martin to go up 6-3. The Reds added their final tally in the fourth, putting together one hit (Braxton Huttis), three walks (Brinkman, Mueller and Fairchild), plus getting the benefit of an error to take a 7-3 edge. Eli Lucas came on with two outs in relief of Bailey and got the final out. The Reds had one baserunner in the fifth (Moore on a walk) and two in the sixth (Mox, who eventually was caught at home) and Buettner but could not score another run. Each team batted all 12 players they had dressed and in minor league, there are four outfielders.

Tournament semifinals Reds 7, Cubs 3 REDS (7) ab-r-h-rbi Desmond Ripley 4-1-2-2, Braxton Huttis 3-1-1-0, Lincoln Mueller 1-1-0-0, Isaac Fairchild 2-1-2-2, Zach Grone 2-0-0-0, Ashton Moore 0-1-0-0, Logan Gallmeier 3-0-1-2, Chase Martin 2-0-1-0, Tyson Elwer 3-0-0-0, Justin Mox 1-1-0-0, Seth Brinkman 1-1-0-0, Nate Buettner 1-0-0-0. Totals 23-7-7-6. CUBS (3) ab-r-h-rbi Devin Lindeman 3-1-1-0, Jacob Wrasman 1-1-0-0, Lucas Ketcham 1-0-0-1, Eli Lucas 2-0-1-1, Bobby Stevenson 2-0-0-0, Dylan Nagel 1-0-0-0, Justin Wieging 2-1-1-0, Matt Schroeder 1-0-0-0, Joey Jacomet 2-0-0-1, Chase Bailey 2-0-0-0, Nathan Kerzee 2-0-0-0, Ethan Dunlap 2-0-0-0. Totals 21-3-3-3. Score by Innings: Reds 1 2 31 0 0 - 7 Cubs 2 1 00 0 0 - 3 E: Reds 1, Cubs 1; DP: Reds 1; LOB: Reds 12, Cubs; 2B: Martin, Lindeman; SB: Lucas 2, Wieging 2, Mueller, Moore, Gallmeier, Martin, Lindeman, Wrasman, Schroeder, Jacomet; CS: Mox; SF: Ketcham. REDS Grone (W) 3.0 3 3 3 2 6 Fairchild (S) 3.0 1 0 0 1 3 CUBS Schroeder (L) 1.2 3 3 3 5 1 Ketcham 0.1 2 2 2 1 1 Bailey 1.2 2 2 2 5 4 Lucas 2.1 0 0 0 3 4 Ketcham pitched to 2 batters in 3rd WP: Ketcham 4, Schroeder 2, Bailey 2, Lucas 2. ---Tigers 13, Pirates 2 (5 innings) PIRATES (2) ab-r-h-rbi Jaylen Jefferson 1-0-0-0, Blake Fischbach 3-0-0-0, Noah Heiing 2-0-0-0, Braxton Scalf 2-1-2-0, Logan Hubert 1-1-1-0, Tim Mankey 1-0-0-0, Curtis Mueller 0-0-0-1, Colby Mankey 1-0-0-1, Kobe Smith 2-0-0-0, Dustin Harruf 1-0-0-0, Owen Miller 2-0-0-0. Totals 16-23-2. Score by Innings: Pirates 020 00-2 LOB: Pirates 6; CS: Harruf, Jefferson; Walks: Jefferson 2, Mueller 2, T. Mankey, C. Mankey, HArruf; HBP: Hubert. TIGERS STATISTICS UNAVAILABLE

The Associated Press National League East Division W L Pct GB Washington 52 36 .591 — Atlanta 49 40 .551 3 1/2 New York 46 44 .511 7 Miami 44 46 .489 9 Philadelphia 41 51 .446 13 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 51 39 .567 — Pittsburgh 50 40 .556 1 St. Louis 47 44 .516 4 1/2 Milwaukee 43 47 .478 8 Chicago 36 53 .404 14 1/2 Houston 34 57 .374 17 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 50 40 .556 — Los Angeles 48 44 .522 3 Arizona 43 47 .478 7 San Diego 37 55 .402 14 Colorado 35 55 .389 15 ——— Tuesday’s Results Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 4, 10 innings Cincinnati 4, Arizona 0 San Francisco 9, Atlanta 0 Miami 9, Chicago Cubs 5 Milwaukee 3, St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh 6, Colorado 2 San Diego 8, Houston 2 Philadelphia 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Today’s Games St. Louis (Wainwright 7-9) at Milwaukee (Thornburg 0-0), 2:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 1-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 7-5), 3:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 9-3) at Colorado (Guthrie 3-9), 3:10 p.m. Houston (W.Rodriguez 7-7) at San Diego (Richard 6-10), 3:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (C.Young 2-3) at Washington (Zimmermann 6-6), 7:05 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 6-8) at Cincinnati (Latos 7-2), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 7-4) at Atlanta (Minor 5-6), 7:10 p.m. Miami (Jo.Johnson 5-6) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 6-8), 8:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-5) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 7-4), 12:10 p.m. Arizona (J.Saunders 4-6) at Cincinnati (Leake 3-6), 12:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 12-1) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 12-4), 12:35 p.m. Miami (Buehrle 9-8) at Chicago Cubs (Maholm 7-6), 2:20 p.m.


Houston (Harrell 7-6) at San Diego (Volquez 5-7), 10:05 p.m. ---American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 56 34 .622 — Tampa Bay 47 44 .516 9 1/2 Baltimore 46 44 .511 10 Boston 46 45 .505 10 1/2 Toronto 45 46 .495 11 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 50 40 .556 — Detroit 47 44 .516 3 1/2 Cleveland 46 44 .511 4 Kansas City 38 51 .427 11 1/2 Minnesota 38 52 .422 12 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 55 35 .611 — Los Angeles 50 41 .549 5 1/2 Oakland 46 44 .511 9 Seattle 39 53 .424 17 ——— Tuesday’s Results L.A. Angels 13, Detroit 0 N.Y. Yankees 6, Toronto 1 Chicago White Sox 7, Boston 5 Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 2 Minnesota 6, Baltimore 4 Seattle 9, Kansas City 6 Texas 6, Oakland 1 Today’s Games Toronto (R.Romero 8-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 8-7), 1:05 p.m. Texas (Lewis 6-6) at Oakland (Blackley 2-2), 3:35 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 9-5) at Detroit (Fister 3-6), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (P.Hernandez 0-0) at Boston (Doubront 9-4), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 6-8) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 4-6), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 3-4) at Minnesota (Liriano 3-8), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Millwood 3-7) at Kansas City (B.Chen 7-8), 8:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Cleveland (Jimenez 8-8) at Tampa Bay (Price 12-4), 12:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 6-6) at Detroit (Scherzer 8-5), 1:05 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 7-5) at Minnesota (De Vries 2-2), 1:10 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 7-5) at Kansas City (Hochevar 6-8), 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 4-1) at Boston (Buchholz 8-3), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 4-2) at Oakland (Griffin 1-0), 10:05 p.m.

The Associated Press National League WASHINGTON — Pedro Beato threw a wild pitch with the bases loaded in the 10th inning that allowed the winning run to score as the Washington Nationals rallied for a 5-4 victory after blowing a late lead Tuesday night. The Nationals fell behind twice after leading 2-0 going into the ninth. Mets pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin hit a 3-run homer off closer Tyler Clippard. But Danny Espinosa’s single off Bobby Parnell in the bottom half sent it to extra innings. Josh Thole’s RBI double put the Mets up 4-3 in the 10th before Washington came back again. Bryce Harper tied it with a runscoring triple of Tim Byrdak (2-1) before Beato entered with the bases loaded. PHILLIES 3, DODGERS 2 LOS ANGELES — Roy Halladay pitched five effective innings in his first start off the disabled list, Hunter Pence hit a go-ahead, 2-out single in the eighth inning and Philadelphia won its fourth straight. The Phillies loaded the bases in the eighth when Ronald Belisario (3-1) walked Chase Utley with two outs, then hit Ryan Howard on the foot with a 1-2 pitch and plunked Carlos Ruiz on a full count. Pence greeted Kenley Jansen with a sharp single to center, scoring Utley and pinch-runner John Mayberry Jr. and giving him a teamhigh 55 RBIs. It was Jansen’s first appearance since he was on the mound when San Diego’s Everth Cabrera stole home for the tying run in the Dodgers’ 7-6 loss on Saturday night. Jansen has five blown saves in 21 opportunities. Halladay threw 80 pitches, allowing two runs and five hits with six strikeouts and no walks.

PADRES 8, ASTROS 2 SAN DIEGO — Ross Ohlendorf pitched six innings, Yonder Alonso hit a 2-run homer and had three RBIs to help the San Diego Padres beat the Houston Astros 8-2. Alexi Amarista and Cameron Maybin each had three hits for the Padres. Ohlendorf (3-0) allowed two runs, one earned, in his longest outing of the season and gave up six hits while striking out six and walking one. Three relievers combined to hold Houston scoreless and give San Diego its third win in four games. Lyles (2-6) yielded five runs on 11 hits over six innings and has yet to win a game on the road in his career. The right-hander walked two and struck out three. REDS 4, DIAMONDBACKS 0 CINCINNATI — Johnny Cueto showed no signs of being bothered by a finger blister during six shutout innings and Ryan Ludwick hit a 3-run homer that sent Cincinnati to its first victory without Joey Votto. Votto had surgery earlier in the day to repair torn cartilage in his left knee, sidelining the former National League MVP for up to a month. Cueto (11-5) threw 105 pitches, giving up four hits and four walks. Arizona’s Trevor Bauer (1-2) had the roughest time in his four starts so far. The 21-year-old lasted only three innings. GIANTS 9, BRAVES 0 ATLANTA — Georgia native Buster Posey drove in five runs with three hits and Barry Zito combined with two relievers on a 5-hitter for San Francisco. Giants manager Bruce Bochy made a pregame request for better pitching away from home with his staff’s road ERA sitting at 4.85 —


Jeremy Lin books — between $30-40 million. One sports consultant — Marc Ganis, president of Chicago-based SportsCorp — said the adjustment to the offer sheet was a stroke of genius by Morey. Houston initially released Lin because it already had Goran Dragic and Kyle Lowry on the roster. The Knicks picked him up and coach Mike D’Antoni put him in the lineup out of desperation, with the Knicks floundering at 8-15. Lin scored a careerhigh 25 points in a 99-92 win over the New Jersey Nets and “Linsanity” was born in the bright lights of New York. The stock price for Madison Square Garden Inc. surged as Lin proved to be more than a 1-game wonder. He made the Sports Illustrated cover in consecutive weeks, only the 12th athlete to hold that distinction since 1990. Tuesday, Lin had more than 829,000 followers on Twitter. The more opponents saw Lin, though, the more they seemed to figure him out as the season wore on. He went 1-for-11 with eight turnovers in a humbling, nationallytelevised loss in Miami, and the Knicks dropped their first six games in March. D’Antoni resigned in mid-

third-worst in the majors. Zito (8-6), who came in with a 5.19 road ERA, answered Bochy’s call by allowing only three hits and one walk with four strikeouts in seven innings. Posey, who played for Lee County High School, had run-scoring singles in the first and third innings. His third hit was a 3-run double off Luis Avilan after Jair Jurrjens (3-3) departed in the fourth. MARLINS 9, CUBS 5 CHICAGO — Carlos Lee hit a grand slam and Miami beat the Cubs to give Ozzie Guillen a win in his first game back managing in Chicago. Lee’s slam against Travis Wood highlighted a 5-run fifth and tied him with Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams for seventh on baseball’s career list with 17. Omar Infante also homered and had three hits, giving him 17 in 36 atbats at Wrigley Field. Hanley Ramirez also went deep in the game to back a strong start by Anibal Sanchez (5-6). Guillen managed the White Sox for eight years before a messy split at the end of last season. BREWERS 3, CARDINALS 2 MILWAUKEE — Francisco Rodriguez picked up a save on his first night as Milwaukee’s new closer, Rickie Weeks hit a mammoth home run and Randy Wolf won his first game since April 30. The Cardinals’ Matt Holliday left the game after getting hit in the leg with a pitch in the first inning and Brewers slugger Ryan Braun was removed with a right adductor strain in the seventh. St. Louis’ Lance Berkman was ejected for arguing a strike call on a checked swing. Wolf (3-6) went 6 2/3 innings, giving up two runs and eight hits with a walk and six strikeouts. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke gave the closer

job to Rodriguez before the game with John Axford continuing to struggle. Cardinals starter Joe Kelly (1-2) took the loss. PIRATES 6, ROCKIES 2 DENVER — Erik Bedard pitched effectively into the seventh inning for his first win in more than a month, Andrew McCutchen homered and Pittsburgh became the fifth team with at least 50 wins. The Pirates joined the New York Yankees (56), Texas Rangers (54), Washington Nationals (52) and Cincinnati Reds (51), whom they trail by one game in the NL Central. Bedard (5-10) went 6 2/3 innings and allowed two runs — one earned — on five hits in snapping his second 4-game losing streak of the season. He struck out four and walked four in his first win since beating Kansas City on June 8. Christian Friedrich (5-7) gave up five runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings in losing for the sixth time in his last seven decisions. He walked three and struck out two. American League DETROIT — Mike Trout had another 4-hit game for Los Angeles, including a 430-foot homer that was part of an early power show in the Angels’ 13-0 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Trout, Mark Trumbo and Albert Pujols all homered off Jacob Turner in the first two innings and Alberto Callaspo and Kendrys Morales went deep later in the game. It was the fourth 4-hit game of Trout’s spectacular rookie season. The Tigers were shut out for the first time in 159 games, a franchise record that began last July 17 — exactly a year ago.

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Scola excited about chance with Suns PHOENIX — Luis Scola wasn’t particularly surprised when the Rockets designated him as their amnesty player. He already knew they were going to go in a different direction. What did catch him off-guard was the team that had the winning bid for his services. While numerous teams were interested in Scola, the Phoenix Suns came from seemingly nowhere and snatched up the forward, adding to their increasingly crowded frontcourt. Scola was a steady player in five seasons with the Rockets, providing them with solid scoring, good rebounding and plenty of scrappiness. The 6-9 forward averaged 15.5 points and 6.4 rebounds last season but Houston used its amnesty clause to cut him loose and clear space on the salary cap. Scola joins a team that has plenty of depth up front, with Marcin Gortat, Markieff Morris, Channing Frye and Hakim Warrick coming back. They also signed Michael Beasley to a free-agent contract and extended a qualifying offer to restricted free-agent center Robin Lopez. That’s a lot of big men but a player with the skill and play-hard-all-the-time mentality of Scola should get plenty of playing time. Wizards waive Blatche using amnesty provision WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards waived Andray Blatche on Tuesday, designating him as the team’s amnesty player. The 25-year-old forward averaged 9.9 points and 5.4 rebounds over seven seasons with the Wizards, who drafted him out of high school in the second round in 2005. The move enables the Wizards to remove the $23 million remaining on Blatche’s contract from their salary cap after he failed to live up to expectations and dealt with a series of off-court incidents. Blatche was shot during a carjacking attempt in September 2005, was arrested in 2007 for soliciting sex from an undercover police officer and suspended for a game in 2010 for brawling with teammate JaVale McGee outside a Washington nightclub. He also clashed with coaches. In January 2010, then-coach Flip Saunders suspended him for a game after he was belligerent with the coaching staff. In 2011-12, he played in just 26 games, averaging 8.5 points. Wizards coach Randy Wittman banished him

from the team in March to work on his conditioning. Earlier in the season, Blatche missed time with a calf injury. 76ers coach Collins likes newlook roster PHILADELPHIA — Kwame Brown was a bona fide bust as the No. 1 pick out of high school with Washington. Doug Collins wished he could have done more behind the bench to ease Brown’s transition to the NBA. Eleven years later, Collins and Brown get another shot at making it right. Brown isn’t a teenager trying to become the all-everything star expected out of the No 1 pick. Collins just wants Brown to become a solid rebounder, a post presence and a formidable factor in the middle as the starting center for the new-look Philadelphia 76ers. Brown passed his physical Tuesday and will soon officially sign a deal that could be worth as much as $6 million over two years. The well-traveled Brown has averaged 6.8 points and 5.6 rebounds over an 11-year career. Spencer Hawes, who also agreed to a 2-year deal, will move to power forward. The Sixers will stick with their core of Jrue Holiday, Evan Turner and Andre Iguodala in hopes of at least matching their run to the Eastern Conference semifinals. It could take time for this retooled club to mesh, though. Lou Williams and Elton Brand — the leading scorers the last two seasons — as well as 3-point threat Jodie Meeks are all gone. The Sixers acquired Brown, Dorell Wright, Nick Young and Royal Ivey this summer, instead. They also added draft-night pickups Maurice Harkless and Arnett Moultrie. Most of the new faces are playing on low-risk, 1- or 2-year contracts to give the Sixers financial flexibility for the gem of a 2013 free-agent class. Brown and Hawes in the starting frontcourt means second-year forwards Lavoy Allen and Thaddeus Young are the top options off the bench. Throw in Harkless and Moultrie and it could be difficult for center Nik Vucevic to crack the rotation. Heat G Mike Miller hopes to avoid back surgery HIALEAH, Fla. — Mike Miller believes his balky back can improve without surgery and he’s planning to help the NBA champion Miami Heat defend their crown next season. Miller limped through much of this past season, his back pain so severe at times that he couldn’t even sit on the Heat bench during games. He has been consulting with Miami neurosurgeon Dr. Barth Green throughout this offseason and the expectation now is that a combination of rest and rehabilitation should be enough to get him ready to play again. Miller made an appearance for about 600 children at a basketball camp he sponsored, walking in to roars from kids and chants of his last name. Miller has three years remaining on his contract with the Heat but considered retiring after two injury-filled seasons in Miami. An array of thumb, wrist and shoulder injuries plagued him in the 2010-11 season and this past year was marred as well, first by offseason hernia surgery, the issue with a disc in his back and a sprained ankle. Miller is scheduled to visit Green again today to discuss more rehab plans. Green is widely considered one of the world’s top surgeons and Miller added it was somewhat frightening to have to see him and essentially decide his basketball future. Adding two other shooters in Ray Allen — the NBA’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made — and Rashard Lewis certainly figures to make life a bit easier for Miller, if for no other reason than the Heat should have plenty of options from the outside. New-look Nets re-sign Humphries to 2-year deal NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets continued their offseason barrage of signings Tuesday, agreeing to a new, 2-year deal with power forward Kris Humphries. Humphries, 27, averaged 13.8 points and 11.0 rebounds for the Nets last season and has averaged a double-double in back-to-back seasons: 2010-11 and 2011-12. Last season’s effort came on a 1-year deal and for a bad team. But Humphries, who will make $24 million over the life of the contract, will now be part of a new-look group in Brooklyn that includes guards Deron Williams and Joe Johnson, center Brook Lopez and forward Gerald Wallace, who all either decided to resign with the Nets this month, or in the case of Johnson, accept a trade from Atlanta to Brooklyn. Humphries was married to reality television star Kim Kardashian for a brief time. The Nets also added some depth, signing veteran swingman Jerry Stackhouse to a 1-year, $1.4 million deal, and forward Mirza Teletovic to a 3-year, $9.8 million contract. They also acquired forward Reggie Evans in a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers and signed backup point guard C.J. Watson.


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Tri-County Little League Tournament

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The Delpha Chevy Reds took the Tri-County Little League tournament title to go with their regular-season championship. Members of the team are, front from left, Landon Grothaus, batboy Gavin Holdgreve and Nolan Schwinnen; second row, Eli Lucas, Darius Shurelds, Andrew Foust, Brady Grothaus and Dominic Estrada; row three, Curtis Schwinnen, Braden Hammons, Damien Jones, Brennan Auer, Bobby Bueschor and Collin Will; and back row, coaches Lucas Jones, Matt Suever and Mike Will. Absent is coach Ed Holdgreve.


The Delphos Pirates were runners-up in the tournament, comprised of front from left, Matthew Miller, Troy Schwinnen, Jared Wurst, batboy Coby Anspach, Conner Anspach, Brady Parrish and Hunter Haehn; second row, head coach Ray Geary, Luke Reindel, Davion Tyson, Cole Reindel, Tyler Shrider and Lucas Metcalfe; and back, coaches Don Anspach and Chuck Metcalfe.

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(Continued from Page 6) Garrett Richards (3-1) allowed three hits in seven innings, easily outdueling Turner (0-1) in a matchup of top pitching prospects. The Detroit right-hander lasted only two innings, giving up seven runs and six hits on a 100-degree night. WHITE SOX 7, RED SOX 5 BOSTON — Kevin Youkilis hit his first homer at Fenway Park as a visitor, driving a 3-run shot over the Green Monster to lead Chicago to its eighth win in 11 games. It’s been less than a month since Boston traded one of its most popular players to Chicago and the Fenway fans cheered “Yooouk!” loudly for the second straight night — even as he rounded the bases to put Chicago up 6-2 with his homer off of Jon Lester (6-6) in the fourth inning. The White Sox are 10 games above .500 (50-40) for the fourth

time this season. Philip Humber (4-4) made his first start in a month and settled down after allowing two runs in a shaky first inning. YANKEES 6, BLUE JAYS 1 NEW YORK — CC Sabathia carried a shutout into the seventh inning during his sparkling return from the DL and New York got an early 3-run homer from Andruw Jones to move a season-best 22 games over .500 and the best record in the majors. Sidelined since June 24 because of a groin strain, Sabathia (10-3) silenced a Toronto lineup minus AllStar slugger Jose Bautista, who was placed on the 15-day DL earlier in the day with a wrist injury he sustained Monday that isn’t as severe as initially feared. Sabathia’s successful return overshadowed an encouraging outing by Brett Cecil (2-2), who entered

with a 6.75 ERA in five major-league starts this year. The 26-year-old lefty held the Yankees in check for six innings and retired his final eight batters. He struck out five and walked two. RANGERS 6, ATHLETICS 1 OAKLAND, Calif. — Roy Oswalt baffled Oakland’s hitters to beat the Athletics for the first time and Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre each hit solo home runs as Texas snapped the A’s 4-game winning streak. Elvis Andrus, Craig Gentry and Mike Napoli hit RBI singles off Bartolo Colon (6-8) for the AL Westleading Rangers, who avenged a June loss to Colon in the Coliseum. Oswalt (3-1) struck out six and didn’t walk anyone in 6 1/3 innings, retiring 15 of the final 17 hitters he faced in his fifth start of the year and first against the A’s. The right-hander had never beaten Oakland in two

previous outings, including a loss at the Coliseum on June 7, 2002. RAYS 4, INDIANS 2 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Carlos Pena and Luke Scott gave Tampa Bay an early lead and Matt Moore won despite control issues. Moore (6-6) allowed two runs and three hits but walked five in 5-plus innings. The rookie left-hander was coming off a 5-walk — in 4 2/3 innings — loss at Cleveland on July 7. Pena hit a 2-run homer and Scott had an RBI triple off Josh Tomlin (5-6) to give the Rays a 3-0 firstinning lead. Tomlin gave up four runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. MARINERS 9, ROYALS 6 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Justin Smoak and Michael Saunders hit 2-run homers, Jesus Montero went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs and

Seattle got at least one hit from every starter. Smoak homered with Montero aboard in the 3-run first inning. It was the second straight game Smoak homered in the first. Montero’s double scored Casper Wells with the first run. Saunders homered in the fifth inning off Vin Mazzaro after Miguel Olivo singled. The Mariners scored three more runs in the second inning to chase left-hander Ryan Verdugo (0-1), who yielded six runs on eight hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings in his bigleague debut. Blake Beaven (4-6) worked 6-plus innings, allowing five runs on seven hits after being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma, He logged his first victory since May 30 after going 0-2 with a 15.43 ERA in two June starts.

TWINS 6, ORIOLES 4 MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer had three hits and an RBI and Minnesota got 4 2/3 innings of scoreless relief from its bullpen. Mauer had two singles, a double and a walk to improve his batting average to .333, second in the AL behind the Angels’ Trout. Ryan Doumit added two hits and two RBIs for the Twins, who have taken the first two games of the series against the slumping Orioles. Adam Jones hit a 3-run homer for Baltimore but Zach Britton gave up four runs on six hits with a careerhigh six walks in four innings as the O’s dropped their third in a row to fall 10 games behind the Yankees in the AL East. Alex Burnett (3-2) pitched an inning for the win and Luis Ayala (2-3) gave up two runs on five hits in 2 2/3 innings for the loss.

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Dear Annie: I have been be raising the boy by herself married to an amazing woman while I am working out of for two years. I work away state for months at a time. from home, and she manages But, Annie, I’m not sure I to take care of everything really want to know whether and work full time. She also this is my child. I love him is a caregiver for her mother, regardless, and if tests prove and for this reason, we have he isn’t my son, I will never decided to put off see him again. Is it fair of me to ask my having children. I have a 4-yearwife to raise the boy anyway? -- Still His old son with my ex. I pay regular Dad child support, but Dear Still: This is your son, legally until recently, I haven’t been if not biologically. While it is asking a able to see much of him because lot of your wife to of my schedule. take on this responsibility, we hope Also, my ex is uncooperative. I she will do so not recently found out Annie’s Mailbox only for your sake, but for the boy’s. some disturbing things about my son’s home He needs a stable mother. environment, and my fam- Please look into getting some ily has suggested I ask for child care assistance for her full custody. The problem is so she isn’t overwhelmed and that there always has been resentful. But you should also speculation about whether get a paternity test. If this the boy is really my biologi- child is not yours, he should cal child. My wife says she have his full medical history. Dear Annie: My husprefers to know he’s mine before she undertakes such a band’s 35-year-old daughter, huge responsibility. She will “Effie,” has a college degree,

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10 – The Herald

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Our than ks. ..
after a storm like no other
No storm ever has swept across AEP Ohio quite like the June 29 Super Derecho. The hurricane strength winds blew out electricity to 665,000 customers, leaving Ohio in an emergency. Our line crews started rebuilding in a hurry and call centers and hundreds of others worked around the clock. First responders – fire and police – the Ohio National Guard, and utility workers from other states joined the effort, too. For some, power was out for days and for others, a few hours. No matter the wait, words cannot fully express our gratitude for your patience. Whether it was a nod or a simple smile when our job was done, we say thank you.