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Wisher named Optimist ‘Firefighter of the Year’
BY STACY TAFF staff@delphosherald.com was responsible for coordinating the event that hosted more than 2,000 people from out of town, he took the time to perform smaller duties, such as giving fire engine rides to children. As Kiwanis president, Wisher helped keep the Fourth of July festivities afloat after the severe storm that uprooted trees and left most of Delphos without power. The qualifications of the two who received honorable mentions provide further testament to Wisher’s nomination. “The two runners-up, Captains Lee Ulm and Dennis Hageman, have both given exemplary years of service,” Friedrich said. “They weren’t very far behind but we just felt that Jamey stood out.” Hageman and Ulm are 44-year and 37-year veterans of the department, respectively. Wisher was both honored and humbled by the award. “I feel very privileged to have received this honor, especially considering the

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DELPHOS — The Delphos Optimist Club awarded Jamey Wisher, Delphos Fire Association president and 10-year veteran of the Delphos Fire Department, with its second Firefighter of the Year award Tuesday evening. Club President and “Respect for the Law” chair Michael Friedrich was present at the Firemen’s Clubhouse to honor Wisher and the two honorable mentions. “We look at everything Dr. Eddy Bruno, a physias a whole for this award; cian specializing in psychiatry, it’s very extensive criteria,” will speak about depression Friedrich said. “As presiat the Knights of Columbus dent of the Kiwanis, Jamey Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. is very involved and he also Dr. Bruno will talk about works for the city. He’s done depression in all stages of a lot for the Delphos Fire life and especially as one Department and for the comages. He will answer all munity as a whole.” questions about treatment, This has been a big year medication, prevention, etc. for Wisher, who was chairThis free event is man of the 138th Northwest open to the public and Ohio Volunteer Firemen’s is sponsored by the CD Association Convention of A, Delphos Court. which was held in Delphos June 15-16. Though Wisher

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Delphos Firefighter Jamey Wisher, center, was named the Delphos Optimist’s Firefighter of the Year. Optimist President Michael Friedrich, far left, presented the award along with Fire Chief Dave McNeal, far right, and Optimist Jay Metzner, second from right. Also honored were runners-up Lee Ulm, second from left, and Dennis Hageman, not pictured. two others who were nominated,” he said. “It had to be a really tough decision. It feels great to be recognized but we don’t do it for those reasons. We do it to help the community and help make it a safe place for everyone.” Any paid, call or volunteer Delphos Firefighter may be nominated by any person for this award but must be a member of the department chartered by the Delphos Firemen’s Association. Candidates must demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to firefighting and the community. Nominees are judged on their quality as a firefighter or association member, involvement in the community, attitude

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St. John’s selling football tickets The St. John’s Athletic Department is selling season tickets for its 2012 football season in the high school office. Last year’s reserved-seat holders ($45 for 6 home games) and those buying general admission ($35) this season can purchase theirs from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. through Friday. High/ grade school tickets ($20) can also be bought at these times. They will also be sold 7-7:30 p.m. Tuesday. If a 2011 reserved-seat holder does not pick up their tickets before Tuesday (or notify the office), the tickets will be sold to someone on the waiting list. New requests for reserved seats may be made by calling the office during normal hours. The policy of the MAC is for students to buy a season ticket or pre-sale individual game ticket for $4; all tickets at the gate will be $6. Volleyball/JV passes (10 home matches) will be sold for the following: adults, $45; students, $35. At the gate: adults, $6; students, $4. A junior high volleyball pass (10 home matches): adults, $25; students, $15. At the gate: adults, $3; students, $2. Big Green golf outing taking aps The Big Green Athletic Boosters are holding their 11th annual outing starting 8 a.m. Sept. 1 at the DCC and accepting team/personal applications, three levels of sponsorship (Ace, Eagle, Birdie) and inkind donations such as rounds of golf, gift certificates and tickets to events/autographed memorabilia through Saturday. Contact Tony Langhals (419-453-2281) to arrange pick up of donated items. Contact Dave/Cindy Burgei at (419) 453-3706 or dburgei@bright.net to enter; entry fee is $260 per team made payable to Golf Outing. Storms likely Thursday afternoon with high near 80. See page 2.

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Road project stalled waiting for equipment
BY NANCY SPENCER nspencer@delphosherald.com DELPHOS — City Council learned during Monday’s meeting the paving project on Elida Avenue is stalled while waiting for an asphalt grinder. Safety Service Director Greg Berquist said Bluffton Paving has started the project with widening the roadway from Summers Lane east to the corporation limit and will begin grinding the existing asphalt once the machinery is available. Paving will follow with temporary roadway markings, which will be done permanently once the asphalt is cured. Berquist added that Allen County Engineers would like the new paving to meet where a previous county project ended on Elida Road and the county will pick up the added cost. Council approved the request. Berquist was also granted permission to participate in a feasibility grant to study centralized dispatching for police, fire and EMS and to apply for a Water Improvement Revolving Loan to install a water service loop on Gressel Drive connecting to Marsh Avenue. Berquist said the loop will provide greater fire safety for the area and better water quality for food manufacturing. Berquist has had a prelimi-

around the firehouse, contributions to the fire district and the association, extraordinary rescue following operational policies and training, development of a wellness program that dramatically improves the health of department members and outstanding effort to improve the department’s standing in the community.

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Mercer Co. deputy suspended in K-9 death
By ED GEBERT Times Bulletin Editor CELINA — The punishment was announced Monday for a Mercer County Sheriff’s deputy who left his K-9 partner in his patrol car and returned to find the dog dead from heat in the vehicle. Deputy Chad Fortkamp has been suspended for 45 days without pay by Sheriff Jeff Grey. According to Grey, that amounts to a loss in pay of about $6,500 for Fortkamp. “Not everybody is going to be happy with my decision. In fact, most of them will be unhappy,” Grey admitted at a Monday morning press conference. “People are going to weigh my decision and some are going to say I was too hard and some are going to think I was too lenient. But I made the decision that I think is fair and just. And I believe the people of Mercer County trust me to do what is right.” On Aug. 1, Fortkamp arrived at the Sheriff’s Office to work on a crash reconstruction from a fatal accident. He considered taking his K-9, Zak, into the office but decided to leave the dog in the car. However, Fortkamp had instinctively turned off the ignition. When he returned two hours later, he found Zak unresponsive in the back seat. Efforts at CPR did not work and the dog was taken to Coldwater where the nearest veterinarian was located. The dog was declared dead at the veterinarian’s office. On Monday morning, Fortkamp spoke briefly at a press conference at the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office. “I just want to say that I take full responsibility for my actions that caused the death of Zak. I would do anything to be able to bring Zak back, to be back with me. I am sorry for what my actions have done to not only the Sheriff’s Office, to this community, but most importantly Zak. I’ll always love and miss him,” he said. After Fortkamp left the room, Grey stated, “I think it took a lot of courage for Chad to stand up in front of you and in front of the public and take responsibility. That’s the kind of officer Chad is. He’s been through a lot the last few days, some of it very unfair.” Grey went on to detail some of the calls and emails he has received since news of Zak’s death broke last week. He said that the harshest communications have come from persons outside Mercer County. “The reaction from outside of Mercer County to Chad has been totally unfair,” Grey declared. “The blogs, emails and phone calls that I have gotten from around the country have been very hateful and very disappointing, For those people around their country who are trying to further their cause, I really don’t think they are helping their cause by being disrespectful and hateful. They certainly have the right to their opinion but just because we wear a black shirt and we are police officers doesn’t mean we’re not human. It’s really hard for me that we have people in this country who are that full of hatred.” Grey went on to say that Fortkamp and his family have received threatening phone calls at their home but noted that inside his county, even among those calling for harsh punishment, the atmosphere has been much more respect-

Water has returned to the canal after recent rain. Dave Faler of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources said the runoff will be pumped out into the street with the city’s permission and dredging will resume as soon as possible.

nary meeting with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assess the city’s damage from the June 29 storm. Preliminary figures are at $200,000 using the government’s formulas. Council welcomed six German cultural exchange students to the meeting. They included: Dominik Kinner, staying with Jane Keirns; Jonas Boselia, staying with Ann and James Benfield; Alicia Hesse, staying with Jennifer and Scott Moenter; Julie Intveen, staying with Larry and Heather Bonifas; Sophia Mersch, staying with Doris and Terry Lindeman; and Chaira Peine, staying with Ray and Agnie Bonifas. The students will be in Delphos for four months and attend St. John’s High Schools. In other business: • Council heard the wastewater lift station on Seventh Street is under repair and is being by-passed to accommodate the repairs; • Council agreed to adjust the water bill for the parsonage at First Assembly of God due to unusually high usage that cannot be tracked or accounted for. A public hearing will be held at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 20 on the proposed changes and amendments to the city’s zoning ordinance. The hearing is necessary See COUNCIL, page 2

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ful and patient. “I work for the people of Mercer County. Those are the only ones whose opinions matter to me. They are my boss. They are who I work for,” emphasized Grey. “I’ll do things right by Mercer County standards because that’s who I work for.” According to Grey, Fortkamp does not recall turning off the engine. When he went back to check on Zak, he started the car but noticed that they key was in the forward position but not on. Grey recounted the investigation findings. On that day, the outside temperature was 81 degrees and Zak was left in the car for about two hours. The passenger side rear window was lowered about three inches. The patrol See K9, page 3

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$5,000 reward offered in Hemker home invasion
BY LINDSAY MCCOY Times Bulletin news writer VAN WERT — Van Wert County Sheriff Stan D. Owens announced on Tuesday a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons involved in the March 18, 2012, Daniel Hemker home invasion. “I have had a man assigned full-time to the Hemker case since it happened,” said Van Wert Sheriff Stan Owens. “We just need some fresh information to get it resolved.” This incident occurred on Dog Creek Rd. during the midnight hour of March 18, when Hemker was awakened by two masked male intruders. The intruders proceeded to stab Hemker and take him from his residence. Hemker was secured in his 1990 Honda Accord which was then driven to the Middle Point Quarry where it was steered into the cold water. Once the vehicle’s roof hit the bottom of the quarry, the rear window broke allowing Hemker to free himself from the car. Hemker proceeded to swim to shore and walk nearly two and a half miles back to his residence. He was then taken to Van Wert Hospital for treatment of his stab wound and was later helicoptered to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, where he was treated and released. At the time, Van Wert and Mercer County personnel were unsure whether this incident was linked to the home invasion burglary near Mendon or the double murder near Fort Recovery last November. The incident near Mendon involved William Fair, 79, and his daughter, Kathy. Both suffered only minor scratches from the attempts made by the intruders to duct tape their hands, a similarity to the duct-taped hands found in the Fort Recovery double murder of Robert and Colleen Grube. The Mendon home invasion suspects were described as one white male with reddish-blonde hair, stocky, and standing under 5’7”. The other two were described as a male taller than 5’7” and a skinny white female around 5’1”. Hemker was able to give a description of the two men who invaded his home. Both were believed to be in their twenties and were wearing black sweatshirts and jeans. One was described as a white male, 6’1”, weighing between 180-190 pounds. The other was described as a white male, 5’7”-5’8” tall, weighing 240250 pounds. The similarity of this description to that of the Mendon invaders sent fear through local residents who worried when and where the men would strike next. On March 20, County Engineer Kyle Wendel used a backhoe to lift the vehicle from the bottom of the quarry. Owens hoped that, once raised, the car would provide necessary evidence to the case. A crowd of spectators gathered around the quarry to watch as the submerged car was lifted to the surface of the water with the assistance of

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Mary Young, 92, of Delphos, died today at St. Rita’s Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.

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the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team and the Allen County Dive Team. The blue Honda Accord was lifted from a depth of 35 feet, and once on ground the Bureau of Criminal Investigation along with the Van Wert Sheriff’s Office went to work examining the vehicle before it was taken away for further examination. In May, three persons were arrested and charged in connection with the Feb. 25 Mendon home invasion robbery. Joshua M. Moreo, 31, Spencerville and his accomplices, Patricia A. Abrams, 32, Batavia, and Michael E. Davis, 30, Cincinnati, were charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery and other felony counts. Mercer County Sherrif Jeff Grey believed that this home invasion incident was not related to the double murder of the Grube family in Fort Recovery, but there was no definitive answer whether those charged in the Fair case would also be charged in the home invasion at the Hemker home. Since this time, an anonymous letter was received by the Allen County Ohio Sheriff’s Correctional Facility pertaining to the Hemker incident. Owens hopes his detectives can talk with the person who forwarded this letter. The $5,000 reward now being offered is a combined effort of the Van Wert County Crime Stoppers and an anonymous donor. Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (419) 238-7867 (STOP) or the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office at (419) 2383866.

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Sept. 28, 1981-Aug. 7, 2012 Chief Petty Officer John Keith Bemis, 30, of San Diego and formerly of Delphos, died suddenly Tuesday while on active duty. He was born Sept. 28, 1981, to Tony and Sue Bemis. He is a 2000 St. John’s High School graduate. Arrangements are incomplete at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. March 16, 1921-July 11, 2012 Catherine L. Heitz, 91, of Cincinnati, formerly of Delphos, died July 11 at Burlington House in Cincinnati. She was born March 16, 1921, in Delphos to Otto and Rose Heitz, who preceded her in death. Survivors include siblings Mary (Virgil) German of Delphos, the Rev. Louis Heitz of Cridersville, Joan (George) Ross of Cincinnati, Elizabeth “Betty” Grace of Coldwater, Mich., sister-in-law, Dorothy Heitz; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Ralph, Frank and Robert Heitz; and a brother-in-law, Oris Grace. Mrs. Heitz taught at the high school and college level at several schools and colleges in Cincinnati. She traveled extensively in the United States and abroad with family and friends. She was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Glendale. Mass of Eternal Rest was held on July 13 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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Betty Lou Eutsler, 85, of Spencerville, died at 10:08 p.m. Tuesday at Lima Memorial Health System, where she had been a patient for nine days. She is the widow of John Eutsler. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and services begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, where other arrangements are incomplete.

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LIMA — The Lima-Allen County Safe Community Coalition reports there were three traffic crashes resulting in three (3) fatalities on Allen County roadways during the month of July. During 2012, there have been six (6) fatal crashes, resulting in six (6) fatalities. During the same seven month period, in 2011, there were eight (8) fatal crashes, resulting in ten (10) fatalities. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, each traffic fatality has a comprehensive cost of $3,366,388. Total comprehensive costs for 2012 Allen County fatal crashes is $20,198,328. The tables below represent fatal crashes in Allen County for the entire year of 2012: 2012 Allen County Traffic Fatalities Fatal crashes Number killed By The Associated Press State/Federal Highways 1 1 Today is Wednesday, Aug. County Roads 3 3 8, the 221st day of 2012. City Streets 2 2 There are 145 days left in the Township Roads 0 0 year. Today’s Highlight in 2012 Impaired-Driving Data # Fatal Crashes History: Alcohol/drugs in use 1 On Aug. 8, 1942, during Alcohol/drugs not in use 0 World War II, six Nazi saboAlcohol/drug use unknown 5 teurs who were captured after landing in the U.S. were exe2012 Seat Belt Data Number killed cuted in Washington, D.C.; Safety belts in use, including child restraints 1 two others who’d cooperated Safety belts installed, but not used 3 with authorities were spared. Safety belts not installed 0 On this date: Unknown seat belt use 1 In 1815, Napoleon Pedestrian 0 Bonaparte set sail for St. Motorcycle –helmet none used 1 Helena to spend the remainMotorcycle – helmet used 0 der of his days in exile. In 1911, President William Howard Taft signed a measure raising the number of Corn: $8.11 U.S. representatives from Wheat: $8.79 391 to 433, effective with the Beans: $15.94 next Congress, with a proviso to add two more when New Mexico and Arizona became We’re proud of the news coverage we’ve received, and we CLEVELAND (AP) — states. hope to build upon these accomplishments. We know that In 1937, during the Second These Ohio lotteries were our success is your success. Thank you. Sino-Japanese War, Japan drawn Tuesday: completed its occupation of Mega Millions SmartMoney June 2012 30-32-33-42-48, Mega Beijing. Edward Jones was named the No. 1 full-service brokerage firm in In 1945, President Harry Ball: 7 the June 2012 edition of SmartMoney magazine. The magazine S. Truman signed the U.S. Megaplier lauded the firm for its reputation for excellent client service. The instrument of ratification for 4 firm consistently has been ranked highly in the SmartMoney the United Nations Charter. survey as No. 1 in 2005, 2007 and 2010, and No. 2 in 2008, Pick Christianlifetours.net 3 Evening The Soviet Union declared 2009 and 2011. 2-3-1 Brooklyn�Tabernacle war against Japan during Pick 4 Evening World War II. J.D. Power and Associates May 2012 Edward Jones 1-0-7-4 &�New�York�City! ranked “Highest in Investor Satisfaction with Full In 1953, the United States Powerball Service Brokerage Firms”according to the J.D. Sat.-Mon.,�Oct.�6-8 Estimated jackpot: $212 M and South Korea initialed a Power and Associates 2012 Full Service Investor mutual security pact. RollingChurch�at�Brooklyn�Tabernacle�/�New�York�City�Tour Cash 5 Satisfaction StudySM.1 In 1963, Britain’s Ferry�to�Ellis�Island�&�Statue�of�Liberty “Great 07-09-20-23-28 2�nts.�&�3�meals��-��$550pp Estimated jackpot: Train Robbery” took place as 1 Edward Jones received the highest numerical score among full service brokerage firms in thieves made off with 2.6 mil$140,000 the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study . lion pounds in banknotes. Ten OH Evening Study based on responses from 4,401 investors measuring 16 investment firms and measures opinions of investors who used full-service investment institutions. Proprietary In 1968, the Republican 07-12-13-14-18-20-24-30study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in national convention in Miami 32-36-37-41-50-51-52-53-60February 2012. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com. 1235�E.�Hanthorn�Rd.-Lima�/�419-222-2455�/�800-859-8324 Beach nominated Richard 63-69-77

June 22, 1922-Aug. 5, 2012 Geneva Lambert died at 12:27 p.m. Sunday at Van Wert County Hospital, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born June 22, 1922, in Delphos to Benjamin and Ethyl (Miller) Etgen, who are both deceased. Her husband, Lonnie Lambert, who she married on March 27, 1942, preceded her in death on Feb. 25, 2009. Survivors include two nephews, Raymond Etgen and Larry Etgen. two great-nephews, Raymond Etgen and Ben Etgen; and two great-nieces, Lindi Coil and Jodi Spear. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Etgen; and a great-nephew, David Etgen. Mrs. Lambert had worked at the former Van Wert Manufacturing Co. and had been a cook at Lincolnview Schools. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Brickner Funeral Home, Van Wert, the Rev. Paul W. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials to Community Health Professionals Hospice and Visiting Nurses. Condolences may be left at bricknerfuneralhome.com or sent to bricknerfuneralhome@ bright.net.

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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 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 tabled the ordinance at Monday’s meeting and plan to approve it on third reading following the public hearing on Aug. 20.

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High temperature Tuesday in Delphos was 86 degrees, low was 54. High a year ago today was 82, low was 68. Record high for today is 97, set in 2007. Record low is 47, set in 1989. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county Associated Press TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and storms overnight. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs around 80. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. THURSDAY NIGHT: Showers likely and chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. FRIDAY: Cloudy. Showers likely in the morning, then chance of showers in the afternoon. Cooler. Highs around 70. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers in the evening. Lows in the upper 50s. SATURDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s. SATURDAY NIGHTSUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. MONDAY, TUESDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the lower 60s.

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Betting cools at first 2 casinos

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911 caller describes Ohio hospital shooting, panic
By THOMAS J. SHEERAN

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Betting at Ohio’s first two casinos cooled off after a big initial full month of operations. The Ohio Casino Control Commission said Tuesday the Cleveland and Toledo casinos had revenue totaling about $43 million in July. That’s down nearly 7 percent from $46 million in June, their first full month of operations. The biggest July decline was slots play at the Hollywood Toledo casino. The slots total of $170 million bet was off nearly 13 percent from $195 million in June. By law, casinos pay a gross revenue tax of 33 percent. It’s split between entities including counties with shares determined by population, school districts with shares by enrollment, the four casino cities, the casino commission and programs for problem gamblers.

AKRON — People responding to the sound of what they thought was a problem with an oxygen tank in a patient’s Ohio hospital room discovered a man dressed in black with a gun. Then they realized the noise was a shot, a 911 caller told a dispatcher in a recording. As authorities continued investigating what may have been a mercy killing, the 911 recording was released on Tuesday. The suspect, John Wise, 66, appeared before an Akron Municipal Court judge via video from jail on an aggravated attempted murder charge. His bond was set at $1 million. He is due back for arraignment Wednesday morning. The emergency call came from an Akron hospital where police believe Wise calmly walked into the facility and shot his wife in the head. The caller, apparently a nurse, said she had gone to hide in a room down the hall but could hear a commotion in a neurology intensive care unit, with people yelling and running nearby. “I think I need to go out there. Seriously, I think someone’s coding or something,” she said before the recording ended. Around the same

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time, another caller from hospital security confirmed to a dispatcher that a patient had been shot. Wise appeared perplexed at the attempted murder charge brought against him when he stood before the judge on Tuesday, asking whether his wife was indeed dead. Hours later, a medical examiner issued a report ruling the woman’s death from the gunshot wound a homicide, clearing the way for prosecutors to consider more serious charges in the shooting of Wise’s wife of 45 years. Wise, who lived with his wife, Barbara, in Massillon, is charged with shooting her at her bedside in the ICU unit of Akron General Medical Center on Saturday. She died the next morning. Wise surrendered to hospital security after the shooting and has cooperated with investigators. He apparently was confused about the attempted murder charge Tuesday, asking, “Is she not dead?” Visiting Judge Marvin Shapiro didn’t answer his question but said he would soon have an attorney who could. “We’re going to get you an attorney who will be able to answer all of your questions for you, sir,” Shapiro told him.

Messages were left with Tuesday with Andrea Whitaker, who was listed as Wise’s attorney in court records filed after the court appearance. They were not immediately returned. Police said Barbara Wise had been in critical condition in the ICU for several days, but details of her illness haven’t been made public. Emergency personnel responded to the Wises’ home a week before the shooting for a medical call that involved advanced life support, including oxygen and a heart monitor. Hospital and emergency officials have said they can’t disclose any information about patients because of privacy rules. Officials are looking into whether Wise shot his wife in a mercy killing, said Akron police Capt. Dan Zampelli. Wise entered the hospital through the main entrance and went up to his wife’s room without drawing any attention, apparently keeping the handgun concealed, hospital spokesman Jim Gosky said. Hospital security officers ran from the ground floor’s emergency department to the ICU’s third floor after an alert sounded that someone had a weapon, Gosky said.

(Continued from page 1) parked on the west side of the building. When Zak was examined at the veterinarian’s office, his body temperature was more than 108 degrees. A dog can start to suffer heat stroke at 106 degrees. Zak had a heart condition which had been treated by a doctor at Ohio State University earlier this year. The dog was due for a follow-up examination in the spring of 2013. Though the heart condition would have made Zak more susceptible to problems from heat, the vet made it clear that a completely normal and healthy dog would not have survived the heat. Grey confirmed that the K-9’s death was not being blamed on his heart condition. At the press conference, Grey stated that Fortkamp brought Zak along that day though he was not on duty. The idea was that Fortkamp and Zak would go on duty once the crash reconstruction work was completed. While Grey said he did not necessarily agree with that decision, he said the specially-designed alarm system to detect high temperatures was not in operation. “The car is equipped with fans and alarms, but that system was not in operation because it had not been switched on when Fortkamp got into the vehicle,” explained Grey. He related that the system will roll down windows, and activate fans inside the vehicle as well as blow the horn and send a page to the handler to alert him. Fortkamp had not been

GOP candidate in Ohio links Obama, Hitler

Feds want birth control suit tossed
By ANDREW WELSHHUGGINS AP Legal Affairs Writer

COLUMBUS (AP) — A tweet by a pediatrician running for Congress in Ohio has drawn parallels between President Barack Obama and Adolf Hitler and two Communist leaders. Her campaign says it was a reference to her stance against abortion but she regrets not fully explaining her meaning. Republican Marisha Agana’s tweet Sunday suggested “history has a way of repeating itself” and named Obama and Hitler along with Soviet leader Josef Stalin and Communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong. It followed an earlier tweet that called on readers to, as Agana put it, “beware of people who rose meteorically from nowhere like Obama.” Campaign manager Larry Nichols said Tuesday the Warren-area candidate believes any national leader who supports abortion rights is supporting genocide.

COLUMBUS — A Roman Catholic school’s lawsuit over the federal mandate requiring most employers to cover birth control should be dismissed because the institution hasn’t shown that it faces the immediate threat of harm, the U.S. Justice Department said in a court filing Monday. Franciscan University of Steubenville and an association of Michigan Roman Catholic dioceses say the mandate violates religious freedom by requiring a Catholic entity such as the university to comply. President Barack Obama offered to soften the mandate to accommodate religious groups, but U.S. Catholic bishops say the change doesn’t go far enough. The rule was announced as part of the federal health care law — and came under fire in February from religious groups that object to the use of contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs. In response to the criticism, Obama’s administration has said it would shift the requirement from the employers to health insurers themselves.

using the system because it would go off as soon as it was switched on if the car was hot inside at the beginning of a shift, and if left on, it would go off when no one was in the vehicle “He got in the habit of not using that,” Grey shared. “That’s where I have a major issue. Turning on the car alarm is flipping a toggle switch in the car.” Many of the people emailing or calling the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office since Zak’s death have called for punishment for Fortkamp, some wanting him arrested and charged with animal cruelty claiming that is what would happen to a private citizen. Grey pointed out that he made the decision on disciplinary action within the Sheriff’s Office, but any decision on filing charges was up to the county prosecutor. Still, Grey does not believe Fortkamp committed a crime, according to Ohio Revised Code, and he doubts that a private citizen would face charges. He asserted, “As people call for him to be treated like any other citizen would be treated, I will say that I don’t see a crime. I see a mistake. If you read the law, we don’t charge people in this country for mistakes. We charge them when they do something intentionally, when they are reckless, but we don’t charge them for mistakes.” Grey also pointed out that in deciding on discipline for Fortkamp, he took into consideration the deputy’s exemplary record along with his actions on August 1, and his honesty

in disclosing what had happened. Fortkamp was immediately placed on administrative leave with pay until the investigation was completed, as is standard practice. But Grey said once the suspension was given Fortkamp asked that his suspension begin immediately after the K-9’s death because he did not feel right about being paid to stay at home. So Fortkamp has not drawn any salary since the incident. “For people call for animal cruelty [charges], I would suggest that I have punished him more severely than a court could punish him,” Grey declared. “While this 45-day suspension is going to hurt him financially, the other thing I struggle with is it will hurt his family financially, but that doesn’t compare to what Chad is doing to himself. Chad is very upset... Chad feels like he lost a child.” A memorial service for Zak was held Monday night at the Celina Dog Park. The Sheriff’s Office will hold a private memorial for the dog. The K-9 program in the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office has been suspended. Zak is the second K-9 in that department to die in the last three years. The previous K-9, Bleck, died of an intestinal obstruction.

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— Olin Miller, American humorist and poet (1918-2002)

US seeks smooth, unlikely transition in Syria
By BRADLEY KLAPPER Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s principles for a post-Assad Syria are clear: security, sectarian harmony, no tolerance for extremists. But the U.S. faces a hard sell with Syria’s fighters after refusing to back them militarily and watching them squabble for months over how to reshape their country the day after President Bashar Assad’s regime crumbles, as expected. With government defections on the rise and the rebels gaining advantage in Aleppo and Damascus, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined her vision Tuesday of how Syria should move forward in the event of a sudden regime change. “We have to make sure that the state institutions stay intact,” Clinton told reporters in Pretoria, South Africa. “We have to think about what we can do to support a Syrian-led democratic transition that protects the rights of all Syrians. We have to figure out how to support the return of security and public safety and how to get their economy up and going.” Washington is urging a gradual approach to transition that would keep water, electricity and other public services running — and ensure that women, minorities, independents and government officials without blood on their hands get a say in Syria’s future. But after four decades of the Assad family dictatorship and 17 months of brutal repression, opposition anger runs so deep that Syrian factions dispute even the most basic elements of a post-Assad plan. These include non-retribution against minority Alawites and allowing regime technocrats to continue working for the good of the country, U.S. officials said. No workable plan that includes power-sharing arrangements, the formation of councils or minority representation has emerged in a country that is more ethnically splintered than Iraq and holds perhaps the greatest international stakes of the Arab Spring. The rebels openly scoff at the opposition’s would-be civilian leadership abroad. No single credible leader has emerged for the splintered anti-Assad movement to rally around. “There is no one authority to take over,” said Andrew Tabler, a Syria expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He said opposition figures outside Syria and U.S. officials have pushed the blueprint of a plan, but its level of acceptance among the rebel fighters on the ground “remains a mystery.” “It’s likely to be the guys taking the shots at Assad that will be calling the shots after he goes,” Tabler said. “And while we know they are winning, it’s far from clear what they want politically — other than a Syria without Assad.”

DEAR EDITOR: I was quite distressed to see an article in Sunday’s Lima News in which the head of the Up to the Challenge accused the city of theft. The city of Delphos has graciously supported our challenged community for nine-plus years now. They have provided the ball diamonds for the July 3rd tournament, the pool for the swim events, and lifesaving and support personnel when needed without concern about these costs. Why would the city “steal” $1,000 worth of life saving equipment and pool toys? According to the head of Up to the Challenge, the city has stored this equipment without incident for years prior. Why then would she try to take possession of the swim equipment a few days before an event where it was going to be used by many of the same challenged individuals who have used it before? How can the swim equipment be considered “stolen?” It was used by the Up to the Challenge volunteers for the same individuals it has always been used for. What were the challenged individuals supposed to do when the Up to the Challenge swim event was cancelled? I’m grateful some families stepped up to host the event this year. And thanks to the city for making accessible the safety equipment need for many participate. The end result was my daughter was able to swim, her peers were able to use the equipment purchased for them and everyone had a good time. It is my understanding the swim equipment will be available at future events for individuals with challenges. Isn’t that the original reason it was purchased? I encourage someone from the news media to find out the answers to these questions. Laura Wright

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

US employers post the most jobs in 4 years

One Year Ago • The sixth annual Marbletown Festival centered around the new Garfield School marker placed at Garfield Park last week. Garfield School stood on what is now the park and was used from 1902 to 1962. A ceremony commemorating the marker was headed by Mayor Michael Gallmeier, Delphos City Schools superintendent Jeff Price, the Rev. David Howell and Mike Shaffer of Delphos Wesleyan Church. 25 Years Ago — 1986 • Allen County Fair will be Aug. 24-30. Announcing the schedule of activities at this year’s fair at the annual public relations and media dinner Thursday evening were Rex Bowersock of Delphos; Dale Savidge of Spencer Township; Harold Burden of Spencerville; William E. Henderson, Allen County 4-H agent and junior fair director; Dan Kimmet of Marion Township; Kenneth Ditto of Amanda Township; and Kenneth Mueller of Delphos. Donald Klinger is secretary of the fair board. • Marilyn Wright, president of the Elida Garden Club and members Margaret Lamb and Nita Beckett attended the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs convention at Dublin, where the Elida Club received a superior award for Program Book and an excellent award in Publicity. Beckett was awarded a first and second place in the slide competition. • The Knights of Columbus recently held their annual family picnic at the Woods and Waters recreation area. In addition to a potluck dinner, numerous games and contests were held. Prize winners included Bill Bowden, Tom Granger, Ruth Pohlman, Lois Gedion, Ralph Spieles, Andy Vorst, Sarah Gerdeman, Agnes Knebel, Vernon Kill and Lucille Bowden. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • Once more Fort Jennings, the town that attracted over 12,000 to its Sesquicentennial in June, is preparing for a major event, the annual homecoming at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. This homecoming will be dedicated to the silver anniversary of the Rev. John H. Miller as pastor of the church at Fort Jennings. • Mrs. Paul Stallkamp was hostess to the members of the DFDL Club at its annual picnic meeting held Tuesday night at the Firemen’s Clubhouse at Waterworks Park. Following a potluck dinner cards were played with first prize honor going to Mrs. Albert Kleman, second to Pearl Leonard and third to Mrs. Paul Clinger. Mrs. John Neumeier received the door award. • Routine business was taken care of at the meeting of the Catholic Ladies of Columbus held Tuesday night in the Knights of Columbus club rooms on Elida Avenue. Cards were played with prizes in bid euchre going to Evelyn Grone and Velma Hasenkamp; in 500 to Dorothy Hotz and Madonna Reinemeyer and the door prize to Martha Ardner. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • Work has been started by Dienstberger Brothers on the erection of an addition to their building on West Third Street. This addition is being built to provide increased storage space for Delphos Fair equipment. The fair equipment has been increased to such a capacity during the past several years that Dienstberger Brothers no longer had enough space in their building to store the equipment. • Catherine Stallkamp, West First Street, is employed in the office of the city Fuel Company. Adeline Laudick, West Fifth Street, who has been employed in that office for the past several years, will begin Monday in the office of the Delphos Printing and Publishing Company, filling the position held by her sister, Mrs. Hubert L. Weisgeber, who is resigning. • The members of the Faith-Hope class of the United Brethren Church held a regular meeting Friday evening at the home of Mrs. Frank Kriscamp, North Main Street. The opening hymn was followed by prayer led by Mrs. Howard Hoover. The meeting was concluded with a potluck luncheon. The next regular class meeting will be on Sept. 10, with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hoover, Clime Street.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted the most job openings in four years in June, a positive sign that hiring may pick up. The Labor Department said Tuesday job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.8 million in June, up from 3.7 million in May. That’s the most since July 2008. Layoffs fell. The data follow Friday’s report that said employers in July added the most jobs in five months. A rise in openings could signal better hiring in the coming months. It typically takes one to three months to fill a job. Even with the increase, hiring is competitive. There were 12.7 million unemployed people in June, or an average of 3.4 unemployed people for each job. That’s down a bit from May and much lower than the nearly 7-to-1 ratio in July 2009, just after the recession ended. In a healthy job market, the ratio is usually around 2 to 1. Still, employers have been slow to fill jobs. Since the recession ended in 2009, openings have increased 57 percent. Overall hiring is up only 19 percent. And openings are still below pre-recession levels of nearly 4 million per month. Employers added 163,000 jobs in July, the department said last week. That followed three months of weak hiring and eased concerns that the economy was stalling. Yet the economy has generated an average of 150,000 jobs per month this year, about the same pace as 2011. That’s not enough to rapidly drive down the unemployment rate. The unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3 percent in July from 8.2 percent in June. In June, manufacturing, education and health care, and hotels and restaurants all posted more openings. Retailers and state, local and federal government agencies cut available jobs.

The U.S. ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, has been leading the Obama administration’s outreach efforts. He met with a divided cast of opposition figures in Cairo in last week, including some who in vain sought American endorsement of a government in exile that would exclude some political opponents. Ford and other officials are trying to forge greater cohesion among the opposition ranks but are being hampered by internal rivalries and communications challenges with those on the front lines of Syria’s civil war, U.S. officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak about sensitive diplomacy. Clinton said she’d be traveling to Istanbul later this week to advance the planning at a time when the opposition “is becoming increasingly coordinated and effective.” The rebels have captured Assad regime tanks and hold territory from Aleppo to the Turkish border. “The intensity of the fighting in Aleppo, the defections, really point out how imperative it is that we come together and work toward a good transition plan,” Clinton said. “We can begin talking about planning for what happens next: the day after the regime does fall,” Clinton said. “I am not going to put a timeline on it. I can’t possibly predict it. But I know it’s going to happen, as do most observers around the world.”

Campaigns swoon over working-class, women
By PHILIP ELLIOTT and JULIE PACE Associated Press
DES MOINES, Iowa — Republican candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are making hard sells to working-class and female voters while raising the volume on their criticism to fire up the party base and cast the other as an extremist. Romney’s team thrust welfare into the campaign with an ad claiming that Obama planned to dole out taxpayer dollars to anyone, even those not trying to find work. For his part, Obama was set to appear today with Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University student who became a flashpoint for women’s health and, by proxy, abortion rights. Romney is set for a today morning rally in Des Moines before flying back to the New York City area to raise more cash for his already sizable campaign accounts. Obama is heading westward to Colorado to make the case to voters, especially women, that he should be re-elected in November. Romney warned voters that Obama was undoing welfare reforms President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1996 by offering waivers to states. His campaign sees Obama’s decision as an opportunity to argue that the president is a liberal who wants to give the poor a free pass at the expense of the middle class. White House spokesman Jay Carney blasted Romney’s assertions as “categorically false and blatantly dishonest.” The White House said Obama wanted to give states the flexibility they had been seeking to tailor the program to their needs. Some conservatives fear the increased latitude could allow states to get around the work requirements, which were a key element of the welfare overhaul under Clinton. But the former president himself weighed in, saying in a statement that the assertion in Romney’s ad was “not true” and the ad misleading. The welfare issue as pushed by the Romney campaign appeared to be aimed at bluecollar, working-class whites in a weak economy and suggested that Obama might be gaining ground politically with his position on taxes. The setting for the comments mattered almost as much as the language. Romney was campaigning in Iowa, where six electoral votes are up for grabs. Strategists from both parties envision a close election in the state that, in some ways, launched both Romney and Obama. Four years ago, Obama won Iowa’s leadoff Democratic caucuses en route to his party’s presidential nomination. He went on to carry Iowa in the general election against Republican Sen. John McCain. Yet when Obama won the state four years ago, Democrats had a 105,000-voter registration advantage. Republicans now hold a 21,589 voter advantage and are more bullish on their chances.

WASHINGTON — Oh, to be the fastest woman in the world. Other dreams may be equal to this one, but few are as accessible. Every able-bodied human being on the planet can and has run, knows the feeling of running full speed — as fast as you can — and the exhilaration of crossing a finish line, or not. Unless you’re Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, someone is always faster. But never mind. Whoever may be faster in the next lane, the fastest person in the runner’s heart is the runner herself. The feeling of fastest possible, though known to most, is indescribable. It is too bad that life eventually slows the sprinter in every former child. Running is unique in sport by virtue of its utter purity, requiring nothing more than a willing body and force of spirit. No accoutrements: No bats, balls, helmets, motors, masks, goggles, oars, nets, padding, bars or beams. It’s just you against ground, gravity and your own heart, not merely literally. Sure, some are more genetically blessed than others, but anyone can turn the ignition and churn away. Deprived of wings, running is as close as we humans come to flying. To run is to be alone, free and

limited only by the horizon. Whether recreational or functional, to run is to escape. Run, Forrest. Run. Such a simple imperative. All God’s creatures run — or get eaten. Or trampled. Or raped. The world’s fastest woman tells a story about being approached by a boy on her way home from school, who said it was time little FraserPryce learned about men’s “gifts.” When she told her mother about the encounter, Mom grabbed a knife and showed the fellow the sharp edge of his fate should he pursue her daughter again. It’s a fair guess FraserPryce could escape a pursuer, but not all women are so swift. And, in some places still, women who run are ridiculed and shunned. How dare they express themselves as strong and free, and faster than the men who would punish them? One such runner stands out in London not because she is faster than most but because she runs at all. Tahmina Kohistani of Afghanistan didn’t even qualify to compete in the 100-meter race that FraserPryce won. But she won an even greater contest against the odds. She made it to London despite being heckled and chastised at home

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KATHLEEN PARKER

where — as recently as last month the Taliban executed a woman for being accused of adultery — Kohistani is a bad woman. Good women walk behind their men, and sports are for men to enjoy without the company of women — except when occasionally they turn their stadiums into execution fields for noncompliant women. Kohistani, who ran wearing a headdress and clothing that covered her arms and legs, suffered moments of doubt leading up to her qualifying race. What was the point, after all, if back home she was reviled? But she found strength in that place that runners all seem to have — one imagines a tiny, gossamer village in one of the heart’s chambers where elves in silk streamers perform pirouettes to arias, churning out potions of endorphin-infused joy. Kohistani found her focus: “I will continue,” she said. “Someone should respond this way. And someone should take these problems

and I am the one who is ready for the problem.” Talk about the travails of destiny. Imagine if it fell to you to show a nation and a culture that “these problems” are violence against humanity. Imagine that by wanting to run, you are essentially instructing a primitive, misogynist religion — armed and dangerous toward women — that they, the Taliban and its ilk, are the bad ones. If you are that person, you’d better be able to run, all right, and you’d better be fast. And brave. This is the component missing from most discussions of world-class athletes, but especially when it comes to those women from Muslim countries who competed in the Olympics this year for the first time ever, including from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Brunei. For any athlete, it takes enormous courage to step up to the starting line, to risk defeat and the disappointment of one’s country. But to risk scorn — and perhaps one’s life — is another category altogether. Kohistani may not be the fastest woman in the world, but she is among the bravest. Run, Tahmina. Run! Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@ washpost.com.

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BY LOVINA EICHER The laundry looks dry on the wash-line and is ready to come in and be folded. Daughters Susan and Verena just came home from de-tasseling. They are always ready for a shower and getting cleaned up when they come home. I told them to go take a nap after they get cleaned up since they are home earlier today. The rest of the children are all taking a break and doing whatever they want because they worked hard this morning. Before noon, they dug up all of our red potatoes in the garden. The boys picked my tomatoes and cucumbers. They brought in 17.5 gallons using 5 gallon bucket full of cucumbers. I will probably have enough pickles to last quite awhile after working all of those up. And I now think I have enough tomatoes to make a batch of homemade thick and chunky salsa. It takes 14 pounds to make a batch of it. It will be good to have our own again. The children don’t care for the storebought salsa like they do our own homemade. Joe had two days off from work this week because he was caught up on his job. It worked out well because he was able to go with me to take Loretta to the doctor two hours away on Tuesday. Loretta has another appointment with an orthopedic doctor next week. The doctors think doing surgery on both feet would help her walk better. The surgery would lengthen her heel cords so she could get her heels flat on the floor again. Hopefully after six weeks she can get back into her braces. Verena had this same surgery done and has had very good results with it. Verena is able to detassel corn but she always wears her brace to work. I think we need to order her a new one, though. She has had this one for 9 months and it has started to rub her skin. It will have to be a little bigger. She doesn’t have to wear her brace if she is not running or doing too much walking. On Wednesday, Joe and I and the six youngest children went to go help Emma and Jacob prepare for upcoming church services to be held at their home. Verena did not have to detassel that day so she went with us. Elizabeth was on her cleaning job and Susan went detasseling. Joe worked on the new

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patio at Jacob’s while our three boys drove our horse Diamond and our one-horse manure spreader to help haul manure all day. The girls and I washed walls and furniture in their house. Once things slow down a little bit, we want to butcher our older laying hens. I will can those for broth. Our new layers should start laying eggs this fall sometime. I will be so glad to have more eggs. Our older hens are not laying very many anymore. We only get 5 – 6 eggs a day, which does not give us enough. My mother would always make the following recipe in the summer when she had fresh tomatoes. Mom called it goulash. Since we have so many tomatoes now I made it the other night and the children seemed to like it. AMISH GOULASH 2 pounds hamburger 1 small onion diced 2 cups uncooked macaroni Fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped In a large skillet, brown hamburger and onion, adding enough tomatoes to make enough juice to cook macaronis in. Cook over medium high heat until macaronis are tender. Season to taste. Spoon into bowls and serve. It’ll have the consistency of a hearty soup

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The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa has announced the following upcoming programs: Pilates at the Library The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will have a Pilates Class from 7-8 p.m. on Monday. All are welcome to attend this free class instructed by Dena Coates. Please bring a mat, drinking water and wear comfortable shoes. Family Fun Movie Night at the Library The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will show a movie at 6 p.m. on Aug. 28.

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Day 11 of the London Olympics
By The Associated Press Stars — American Aly Raisman won the gold medal in floor exercise — her second London gold — and a bronze in balance beam to become the most decorated member of the Fierce Five. — Kicked out of the London Olympics on Monday for presumably not trying hard enough in the 800 meters, Taoufik Makhloufi got a second chance after a doctor took his side — and he won the gold medal in the 1,500 meters. The Algerian’s disqualification was reversed after a doctor said his left knee was injured in the 800, and he won the 1,500 in 3 minutes, 34.08 seconds. — Britain’s Alistair Brownlee grabbed a Union Jack right before he crossed the finish line in Hyde Park to win the men’s triathlon in 1 hour, 46 minutes and 25 seconds, over Javier Gomez of Spain. Brownlee’s younger brother, Jonathan, came in third to win the bronze, and both of them embraced. — Track cyclist Chris Hoy won the keirin to give Britain seven out of 10 medals awarded at the London Velodrome, matching the country’s haul in Beijing four years ago. Laura Trott also gave the home nation a win in the women’s omnium, while Australia’s Anna Meares won the women’s sprint, beating Victoria Pendleton of Britain. Hoy’s six career golds gave him one more than British rowing great Steve Redgrave. — Britain won a gold medal in equestrian team dressage to end decades of German domination of the event. It was Britain’s first dressage medal at an Olympics. Rafalca, a horse co-owned by the wife of Mitt Romney, ended in 28th place, out of contention for individual medals. Ann Romney called her “elegant and consistent.” — Diana Taurasi scored 15 points and Candace Parker added 12 to lead the Americans to a 91-48 rout of Canada and advance to the semifinals in women’s basketball for the eighth straight time. On Thursday, the U.S. will face Australia, which beat China 75-60. — April Ross and Jennifer Kessy, in their first Olympics, will play for the gold medal against two-time Olympic champions Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor in an all-American beach volleyball final. Ross and Kessy rallied from a first-set loss and a four-point deficit in the second to beat reigning world champions Juliana and Larissa of Brazil. Earlier, Walsh Jennings and MayTreanor had beaten China to advance. — Ilya Zakharov of Russia scored 104.50 points on his last dive to win the 3-meter springboard, stopping China’s bid to sweep all eight diving events. — Sally Pearson provided a rare bright spot for Australia at the London Games, earning the country’s fourth gold medal by edging defending champion Dawn Harper of the U.S. to win the 100-meter hurdles. Medals — With three gold medals, Britain raised its total to 22 and has now won more of them than at any Summer Games in 104 years. It trails only China, which has 34 golds and 73 overall, and the United States, which has 30 golds and 70 overall. South Korea has 12 golds and 23 overall, whhile Russia has 10 golds and 48 overall. NOT THEIR finest hour Liu Xiang of China stumbled into the first barrier of his opening heat of the 110-meter hurdles and crumpled to the ground, clutching his lower right leg. He won the gold in the event at the Athens Olympics in 2004, but since then, it’s been two Olympics and no hurdles cleared. He had withdrawn before the first heat in Beijing four years ago due to injury. A gatorade bath would have sufficed When wrestler Hungary’s Tamas Lorincz beat Georgia’s Manukhar Tskhadaia to reach the gold medal finals, he picked up one of his coaches, flipped him upside-down and slammed him to the mat in a move straight out of pro wrestling. The coach hit the mat with a thud. Today’s Schedule Highlights — Track and Field: gold medal finals in men’s 110-meter hurdles, women’s 200 meters, women’s 400-meter hurdles, women’s long jump. — Women’s diving: platform qualifying. — Women’s beach volleyball: gold medal final.

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The 2012 Ottoville golf unit has, front from left, Brendon Schnipke, Ryan Kemper, Wesley Markward, Luke Schimmoeller and Matt Turnwald; and back, head coach James Brown, Craig Odenweller, Logan Kortokrax, Derek Schimmoeller and Zach Weber.

Big Green golfers ready for 2012
By JIM METCALFE jmetcalfe@delphosherald.com OTTOVILLE — Ottoville golf coach Jim Brown has coached nine years for the Big Green, compiling a 121-25 record in that time. That includes last fall’s 14-0 mark. With four returning starters back from that crew and a fifth that lettered, he expects the same kind of success as the Big Green embarks on 2012. “Those five have a lot of varsity and tournament experience; that should be a strength for us. We should be very competitive, especially in the bigger invitationals,” Brown noted. One of those: senior Zach Weber (40.0 average over 9 holes); is in his fourth year of varsity. Two other seniors: Derek Schimmoeller (42.0) and Craig Odenweller (43.8); are in their third seasons, as is junior

Luke Schimmoeller (43.5). The fifth veteran is sophomore Wesley Markward (43.6). “Consistency with scores will be something to work on this year,” Brown added. “The battle for the top spot in the Putnam County League should be between Kalida and us but the other teams are improving.” With the departure of 4-year player Kyle Karhoff (UNOH) and 3-year player Travis Maag to graduation, Brown will turn to two promising newcomers to his 9-man varsity roster: senior Logan Kortokrax and junior Matt Turnwald; to shoulder some of the load. As well, junior Ryan Kemper and freshman Brendon Schnipke in the mix. Ottoville opens 2012 Monday at the annual Tee-Off Classic, along with St. John’s, Jefferson and Fort Jennings, the four teams that have the Delphos Country Club as their home course.

Browns rookie RB Richardson skips practice
BEREA (AP) — Trent Richardson may miss his first game for the Cleveland Browns. The highly regarded rookie was not in pads, his left leg was wrapped, and he did not participate in practice at all on Tuesday. “There’s a chance he won’t play on Friday,” coach Pat Shurmur said. “He’s got a sore knee and is being evaluated.” It could be the result of going full-bore the past two weeks on a knee that was surgically repaired this spring. That’s one of the reasons Richardson did not fully participate in the NFL combine in April. “It was a little scope,” Richardson said at the time of what was termed minor surgery. “I don’t even call it a setback.” It didn’t keep Cleveland (No. 30 in the AP Pro32) from trading up to No. 3 in the draft to select the tailback who helped lead Alabama worried about Watson, who missed time last season with a concussion. He stopped short of saying the nine-year pro would play when Cleveland opens the preseason Friday in Detroit. “He’s doing fine,” Shurmur said. “He’ll be back out here soon. We’re dealing with some soft tissue (issues).” Shurmur also said Marvin Benard was “doing fine,” though the linebacker was nowhere to be seen during drills after walking off midway through practice on Monday. Cleveland will face the Lions without at least two starters on defense. Linebacker Chris Gocong is out for the season with a torn right Achilles tendon. Lineman Phil Taylor, last year’s No. 1 pick, will be sidelined until at least midOctober after a torn pectoral muscle repaired this spring. If Richardson can’t play, Montario Hardesty will get

to the national championship. And it didn’t prevent the Browns from signing Richardson to a four-year, $20.5 million contract. “I’m always concerned about injuries,” Shurmur said. “He’s been practicing well. We’ll just have to see where he is.” Richardson has been quite impressive in camp, displaying quickness and toughness. He did miss practice time last week with what Shurmur said was a headache. Richardson, starting tight end Ben Watson and a few others limited by various ailments rode stationary bicycles as the team went through regular drills on Tuesday. Shurmur didn’t seem as

the chance to show if he has progressed. A second-round choice from Tennessee in 2010, he tore up his left knee in the preseason that year and missed the entire season. In sporadic time a year ago, he rushed for 266 yards in 10 games. Hardesty, in better shape now after dropping about 10 pounds down to 215, is eager to play. “Now I can play without being hurt and thinking about it,” he said. “This might be the best I’ve ever felt. I feel like I’ve really got a lot to prove. I’ve got a chip on my shoulder, and I’ve just got to go out and play every day.” That’s fine with Shurmur. “I want to see efficient play,” Shurmur said of Hardesty and former Green Bay running back Brandon Jackson, who also will log time against the Lions. “I want to see strong running and catching the ball. When we throw the ball, I want to see pass protection.”

SPORTS BRIEFS

First NFL female official not intimidated
The Associated Press The NFL’s first female official is welcoming her role as a sports pioneer. Shannon Eastin says she’s excited and a bit nervous but not at all intimidated by the challenge of working a pro game. Eastin makes her NFL debut Thursday night as the line judge when the Green Bay Packers play at San Diego in the preseason opener for both teams. A 42-year-old referee in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference — college football’s second-highest level — Eastin has 16 years of officiating experience. She is among the replacement officials hired by the league while the regular officials are locked out. Like the rest of her current colleagues, she could easily be back to her regular officiating gig once a new labor deal is struck. “I want to encourage women: Don’t be afraid,” Eastin said on a conference call Tuesday. “Pursue and have dreams. This is my dream. With very step I hope to show it really doesn’t matter if you are male or female.” Eastin is in a particularly difficult spot for three reasons: — No woman has officiated an NFL game; — The Chargers host the Packers on national television; — She is viewed by some of the NFL’s regular officials as a scab. “Hopefully there is some understanding on their part I have got to do what’s in the best interest of myself,” Eastin said of the regular officials, “just as they have to do what is in their best interest.” Regardless, she says this was a chance she couldn’t pass up. “I believe I am ready,” she said. “I’m a realistic person and I know what is

realistic for me. I am not going to play football. I feel it is realistic for me to officiate. “I make myself ready for any opportunity that comes my way. I will come in with my eyes wide open.” She’ll also come in with millions of eyes on her, as well as on the other replacement officials. A crew worked the Hall of Fame game on Sunday with mixed reviews. “It’s probably about time,” Green Bay Packers defensive back Charles

Woodson said. “I’m sure women have probably tried at some point along the way leading up to this point, so I would assume it’s somebody qualified out there that we won’t have to jump over for making bad calls. We look forward to it. That’s just the way things are and the way I think it should be. So hats off to her and whoever decided to make it happen. “It may take some people by surprise, but I think once the game starts flowing, the only way you’re going to notice her is if she makes a bad call. She’s got to get it like everybody else. I don’t think we’ll really worry about it too much once the game begins.” Beginning Thursday, the replacements will officiate 16 more games. It is the first time in 11 years that replacements have worked games; that standoff lasted one week into the regular season.

Tuesday’s Sports in Brief By The Associated Press NFL NAPA, Calif. — Oakland Raiders running back Mike Goodson left the hospital and returned to training camp headquarters on Tuesday night after he was injured in a helmet-tohelmet collision during practice earlier in the day. Goodson was taken away from practice by ambulance with a possible neck injury after an on-field collision with teammate Philip Wheeler. The Raiders said in a statement that a CT scan and MRI both came back negative, and that Goodson went back to the team hotel. BROOMALL, Pa. — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Browns President Mike Holmgren and Patriots coach Bill Belichick were among more than 900 people who packed a Mormon church for the funeral service of Garrett Reid, son of Eagles coach Andy Reid. Garrett Reid was found dead in his dorm room Sunday morning at Lehigh University, where he was assisting the Eagles strength and conditioning coach during training camp. The 29-year-old recovering drug addict had seemingly turned his life around. ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Broncos Pro Bowl defensive end Elvis Dumervil won’t be charged in a road rage incident in Miami Beach, Fla. His lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, said the Miami-Dade County state’s attorney informed him that Dumervil had been cleared in the case. Dumervil had been arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. College football A group of former Penn State players, led by former quarterback Michael Robinson, has notified the NCAA that it intends to appeal the harsh sanctions placed upon the football program for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Paul V. Kelly, an attorney for former Robinson and seven others who played for Penn State at some point during the 14 seasons in which the NCAA vacated victories, sent an intent to appeal letter to the NCAA dated Aug. 7. RICHMOND, Va. — Albany and Stony Brook have accepted offers to join the Colonial Athletic Association football beginning 2013. Cycling MONTREAL — The World Anti-Doping Agency has urged cycling’s governing body to support United States anti-doping

officials and provide documents to help their case against Lance Armstrong. WADA said it wrote to International Cycling Union President Pat McQuaid, asking him to withdraw a request to take jurisdiction of the Armstrong case from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. College basketball STORRS, Conn. — Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been released from the hospital following surgery to repair a hip fracture. The school said Calhoun went home Tuesday afternoon, is in good spirits, and will begin rehabilitation. Auto racing CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Suspended NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger says he tested positive for a prescription drug typically used to treat attention deficit disorder. Allmendinger said in an interview with ESPN that he took Adderall a couple of days before the race at Kentucky Speedway on June 30 because he was tired. He does not have ADHD or a prescription for the drug. Sports betting NEWARK, N.J. — The NCAA and the four major professional leagues sued New Jersey, saying the state’s plan to allow sports betting violates federal law and threatens the “character and integrity” of sporting events. Major League Baseball, the NBA, the NHL, the NFL and the NCAA filed the lawsuit in federal court in Trenton. The leagues say New Jersey’s proposal to allow sports betting is “in clear and flagrant violation” of a 1992 federal law, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which restricts betting on collegiate and professional games to four states: Delaware, Montana, Nevada and Oregon. Basketball SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Dan Roundfield, an NBA veteran who had three consecutive AllStar seasons, has drowned off the Caribbean island of Aruba while helping his wife as she struggled in rough water. He was 59. Roundfield, who played 11 professional seasons with Indiana, Atlanta, Detroit and Washington, had been swimming with his wife, Bernie, off the southeastern tip of Aruba on Monday when they became caught in rough water beyond a protected reef area, said John Larmonie, a police spokesman on the southern Caribbean island.

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Meyer says Buckeyes won’t settle for average
COLUMBUS (AP) — Urban Meyer spent Monday’s first full team practice at Ohio State not watching what players did so much as taking a peek inside their facemasks. That may seem like a strange approach for a coach, looking at faces instead of plays. But Meyer, hired to take over the NCAA-sanctioned program last November, was looking for signs of effort, grit and competition. “Think about it, for all of us: It’s just so easy to be average,” Meyer said after the workout. “It’s so easy to just be an average guy. Greatness isn’t exactly (being an NFL) first-rounder. Now, I wouldn’t mind a bunch of first-rounders, but greatness means we’re going to try to push you to maximize who you are.” He gave as an example getting after guys in the classroom or on the field who just hope to get by. It’s something that rankles the former Florida, Utah and Bowling Green coach. “If you’re a 2.0 student but you really should be a 3.0 student, we’re going to grind you,” he said. “And the same thing on the football field.” So, during drills outside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, he kept looking at faces. He could tell by looking at defensive back C.J. Barnett that he was giving everything he could give. “Then I looked at a couple of guys next to him and they do accept (being average),” Meyer said. “So it’s our job as motivators and coaches to not allow that.” Average, he said, won’t be tolerated with this year’s Buckeyes. Last year’s team wasn’t even that, going 6-7 overall and a dismal 3-5 in the Big Ten. This year’s team returns eight starters on defense and

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Junior High girls league/tournament champions
The Junior High girls league and tournament champions team consists of, front row, left to right, Abby Stocksdale, Ellie Csukker, Mykenah Jackson, Kylie Gossett and Mackenzie Fischbach; and standing, Madison Jettinghoff, Olivia Kahny, Sydney Fischbach, Maddie Pohlman and Rachel Pohlman. Absent is Destiny Edens.

NFL POWER RANKINGS
The Associated Press NEW YORK — Ballot and comments from AP Pro 32 panel voter Pat Kirwan of CBSSports.com/Sirius XM: PAT KIRWAN (CBSSports.com/Sirius XM) 1. Green Bay — 15-1 last year and averaged 40 points a game at home. Got better on defense in offseason. 2. New York Giants — World champs got hot at right time to go the distance, but need improvement to repeat. Eli Manning is now elite QB. 3. New England — Got to the Super Bowl with bad defense and worked hard to improve that side of ball in offseason. 4. San Francisco — Defense dominates and Alex Smith finally gets to run same offense two years in row. 5. Pittsburgh — Steelers didn’t like way things ended with loss to Denver and came to camp with big chip on shoulders. 6. Baltimore — Loss of two outside linebackers Suggs and Johnson can’t be underestimated. 7. Philadelphia — Team that finished season was much better than one that started 2011. Addition of MLB DeMeco Ryans is key to making Eagles top 10 team. 8. New Orleans — As a team I’d rank them higher, but no head coach and suspended players push them down to this spot. However, don’t be surprised if they are there at the end. 9. Houston — Offensive line should not start out as good as it was last year. Tennessee is closing gap in AFC South. 10. Atlanta — Have no problem winning in regular season (43 victories over four years). Can they win in postseason with their pass rush and pass protection? 11. Chicago — Offense will be sound and present classic conflict of defending Forte in run game or Cutler/Marshall pass game. 12. Detroit — Offseason was nothing to write home about but this is very physical team with QB moving toward elite status. 13. Denver — Manning makes the difference. Broncos won division last year without him and Peyton makes Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker big factors. 14. Cincinnati — Old Bengals followed good season with bad one. I think defense will live up to its end of bargain, and Andy Dalton takes next step in his career. He will have to because Bengals were 0-8 against playoff teams. 15. Tennessee — A quiet 9-7 in 2011 with Chris Johnson having an off year. He will be much better and this team will be in playoff hunt until end of schedule. 16. San Diego — A lot of people are down on Chargers, see them as underachievers. I think Rivers and company will surprise. QB cleaned up interceptions in second half of year, but defense needs to get after passers. 17. Buffalo — Great offseason puts Bills in situation to rush passer without blitzing. As long as Fred Jackson is healthy they will be playoff contenders. 18. New York Jets — Things got quiet in Jets land after years of guarantees about Super Bowl run. There seems to be QB controversy brewing that could upset chemistry. 19. Kansas City — Three first-round picks on defensive line and they need to play better. Offense will be fine if Chiefs can stay healthy. 20. Dallas — Tony Romo is not problem in Dallas, but he has weight of team on his shoulders. Dallas has to find way to win in NFC East; Cowboys are 5-7 over past two years. 21. Seattle — It’s all about the QB in Seattle. Defense will be stingy and they can run ball, but to win more than Seahawks lose Matt Flynn has to come through. 22. Carolina — Panthers’ offense will not suffer from second-year setback by Cam Newton, but can defense come through? Still questions at defensive tackle and in secondary. 23. Arizona — Another team with QB question. Whoever gets ball to Larry Fitzgerald should be starter. Defense is better than people think with Dockett and Campbell disrupting most blocking schemes. 24. Miami — Not enough playmakers on roster to consider Dolphins contenders this year. Averaged eight wins a season over last four years, but numbers have been on decline since 2008. 25. Oakland — Raiders haven’t had a winning season since 2002 and had roster purge this spring to get under salary cap. At least nine players who contributed significant playing time last season are gone.26. Washington — Redskins beat world champion Giants twice during 2011 regular season and will build upon that, but are breaking in rookie QB. 27. Tampa Bay — Josh Freeman will get back to 2010 form, but young defensive front needs to get better as well. 28. St. Louis — Injuries destroyed this team last year; not one CB in final game went to camp with Rams. Have only 12 wins in last four years, but Sam Bradford has more weapons to work with. This is year Rams begin to climb out of league cellar. 29. Cleveland — Browns drafted key players for offense and will be better in time. Defense is better than people realize, holding seven opponents under 20 points in 2011. 30. Minnesota — Christian Ponder probably starts season without Adrian Peterson and WR Jerome Simpson. Winnable games are in Weeks 1 and 2. 31. Jacksonville — Blaine Gabbert has to make lots of progress quickly in new offense. 32. Indianapolis — In full-blown rebuilding mode. It may not be pretty in 2012, but it will pay dividends in 2013

Former Penn State players intend to appeal sanctions
By The Associated Press A group of former Penn State players, led by former quarterback Michael Robinson, has notified the NCAA that it intends to appeal the harsh sanctions placed upon the football program for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Paul V. Kelly, an attorney for former Nittany Lions quarterback Michael Robinson and seven others who played for Penn State at some point during the 14 seasons in which the NCAA vacated victories, sent an intent to appeal letter to the NCAA dated Aug. 7. A Penn State trustee has sent a similar letter to the NCAA, though the governing body for college sports has said the sanctions are not subject to appeal. The group is challenging the consent decree Penn State President Rodney Erickson signed when the school accepted the penalties last month, as well as the findings in the Freeh report, which the NCAA used instead of doing its own investigation. “The Appellants challenge the factual findings and conclu-

seven on offense and, with an NCAA bowl ban, has only 12 games to prove to others that it has taken a step toward erasing the defeats — both on the field and off — that have dogged the team over the last year. Meyer said he can tell already that many players worked hard during the summer to get up to speed with a new coaching staff and a new system. One of them was quarterback Braxton Miller, who mixed brilliant moments with bad ones last year while he learned on the job as a freshman. Miller said he has worked long and hard on throwing the ball this summer. “Just working in the offseason by myself and the receivers out here and indoors, working on my accuracy, stepping into my throws, things like that,” he said. “Simple stuff.” At Monday night’s practice, Miller sidled up to Meyer. “Braxton had a really good day. And he feels good about it. And he made the comment to me that he knows what he’s doing,” Meyer said with a slight smile. “Well, he doesn’t know yet. There’s still a lot more to go. I winked at him and said, ‘Yeah, right, pal.”’ Meyer also touched on several other players or groups of players.

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— Linebacker Curtis Grant was not at practice, but was released to visit his ill grandfather in Virginia. He is expected to return for Tuesday’s practice. — Running back Jordan Hall (cut tendon in his foot) and defensive lineman Nathan Williams (knee surgery) are recovering from surgery. Hall, figured to be a go-to guy on offense, and Williams, an anchor up front, are right on schedule but Meyer said the medical staff was taking a cautious approach. Neither is expected to be available until after the season is under way. — Meyer said he believed that first-year players might see a lot of action when the Buckeyes open the season on Sept. 1 at Ohio Stadium against Miami, Ohio: “From what I’ve seen so far, there’ll be a bunch — OK, not a bunch, but a good chunk — of freshmen who’ll play in that first game.” — Three players who ran into legal trouble this summer appear to have mended fences. Bri’onte Dunn was arrested late last month for a traffic violation, and a small amount of marijuana and a marijuana pipe were found in the car. But police in Alliance, Ohio, reduced the charges to disorderly conduct after determining the drug and paraphernalia were not his. Starting offensive lineman Jack Mewhort and first-team tight end Jake Stoneburner were arrested in late May for allegedly urinating on the side of a building. They were arrested by police in a small village outside of Columbus with obstructing official business. Meyer suspended them and took away their scholarships during the summer. “I never felt that they did it,” Meyer said.

sions of the consent decree and of the underlying investigative report by Sporkin & Sullivan (the “Freeh Report”), which — without notice, investigation or hearing as required — provided the predicate for the actions taken by the NCAA in this matter.” The letter says many of the findings in the report “are clearly erroneous and not supported by the evidence.” “By these unsupported findings, the Appellants have been forever branded as somehow contributing to a ‘culture’ on campus that enabled these unlawful acts against children to continue. Meaning no disrespect to the victims of abuse, these findings are unfair and they are wrong.” Robinson played at Penn State from 2001-05 and is currently with the Seattle Seahawks. Also named in the

letter were ex-assistant coach Bill Kenney and former players Anwar Phillips (2001-05), Josh Gaines (2004-08), Shamar Finney (1998-2002), Richard Gardner (1999-2003), Gerald Cadogan (2004-08), Anthony Adams (1998-2002) and Justin Kurpeikis (1996-2000). The penalties handed down last month included a fourbowl ban, scholarship cuts and 111 vacated wins from 19982011 under late coach Joe Paterno, knocking the Hall of Famer from the top spot on the career victories list in major college football. Sandusky is awaiting sentencing in jail after being convicted in June on 45 criminal counts. Acting with rare speed, the NCAA announced sanctions July 23 after Penn State handed over results of Freeh’s investigation. The school accepted the sanctions and signed off on a consent decree, with Erickson saying later he didn’t see a better option since the threat of the “death penalty,” or the total shutdown of the football program, loomed over the school.

MAJOR LEAGE BASEBALL CAPSULES
Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his 33rd save and completed the three-hitter. The closer set a team record for relievers — breaking the mark set by Joe Borowski (21) in 2005 — by extending his shutout streak to 22 consecutive innings. ROYALS 5, WHITE SOX 2 CHICAGO — Bruce Chen outpitched Jake Peavy for his first win in six weeks, Billy Butler hit his career-high 22nd homer and Kansas City beat Chicago. The White Sox had won 10 of 13 but their lead over Detroit in the AL Central was trimmed to a half-game. ORIOLES 8, MARINERS 7, 14 INNINGS BALTIMORE — Adam Jones singled home the winning run in the 14th inning and Baltimore beat Seattle after rallying from a five-run deficit. It was the fourth straight victory for the Orioles, who moved eight games over .500 (5951) for the first time since June 29. Matt Wieters homered twice, J.J. Hardy contributed a pivotal three-run drive and Nick Markakis had four hits for the Orioles, who trailed 5-0 in the second inning and 7-2 in the sixth. Baltimore has won 11 straight one-run games and a club-record 12 in a row in extra innings. ATHLETICS 10, ANGELS 4 OAKLAND, Calif. — Bartolo Colon took a shutout into the seventh inning and four Oakland players hit home runs. Colon extended his scoreless streak to a career-high 22 1-3 innings as the A’s snapped a three-game losing streak and moved a halfgame ahead of the Angels into second place in the AL West. Jonny Gomes, Derek Norris, Adam Rosales and Josh Reddick hit home runs and accounted for eight RBIs for the A’s. Jemile Weeks also drove in a run. Colon (9-8) allowed four hits over seven innings. NL Capsules PHILLIES 3, BRAVES 0 PHILADELPHIA — Cole Hamels threw a five-hitter for his fifth career shutout and Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer as Philadelphia beat Atlanta 3-0 on Tuesday night to snap a seven-game losing streak against the Braves. Hamels (12-6) struck out six and didn’t walk a batter to record his 11th career complete game and his first win in three tries since signing a $144 million, six-year contract on July 25. The All-Star left-hander is 4-5 since going 8-1 in the first two months of the season. DIAMONDBACKS 10, PIRATES 4 PITTSBURGH — Chris Johnson homered in the eighth and ninth innings, giving him five in eight games since being acquired in a trade by Arizona. Johnson’s homer in the eighth capped a four-run rally against Jason Grilli (1-4) that put Arizona ahead 7-4. Pittsburgh had just taken a 4-3 lead with two runs in the seventh. Miguel Montero doubled in a run in the ninth before Johnson hit a two-run homer off Chris Resop to seal the victory for Arizona, which had lost three straight. MARLINS 4, METS 2 NEW YORK — Jose Reyes extended his hitting streak to a career-high 25 games with an infield single that set up Miami’s big inning, and the Marlins extended New York’s home losing skid to a month. Booed again at Citi Field, Reyes beat out a trickler that helped the Marlins score four times in the fourth. The former Mets All-Star shortstop has the longest hitting string in the majors this year. The Mets lost their eighth straight at home. Their previous home win came July 7 against the Cubs. GIANTS 4, CARDINALS 2 ST. LOUIS — Buster Posey continued his second-half tear with a three-run homer and Barry Zito pitched 6 2-3 innings of two-run ball for San Francisco. Posey leads the major leagues with a .448 batting average and 30 RBIs since the All-Star break, including 12 in his last six games. The home run extended his hitting streak to 11 games. Joaquin Arias drove in the Giants’ other run with an RBI double. Melky Cabrera doubled for San Francisco, giving him a big league leading 152 hits. Zito (9-8) allowed two solo home runs by Allen Craig. He gave up eight hits overall with four strikeouts and no walks. Jeremy Affeldt got the last four outs for his third save in four chances. BREWERS 3, REDS 1 MILWAUKEE — Rookie Mike Fiers took a perfect game into the seventh inning and Aramis Ramirez hit a two-run homer off Johnny Cueto to lead Milwaukee. Fiers (6-4) retired his first 18 batters before Zack Cozart doubled to left-center leading off the seventh. He advanced to third on a fly ball and scored on Brandon Phillips’ sacrifice fly. The only other hits Fiers gave up were eighth-inning singles to Xavier Paul and Ryan Hanigan. The right-hander struck out pinchhitter Ryan Ludwick to get out of the inning and left the field to a standing ovation. NATIONALS 3, ASTROS 2, 12 innings HOUSTON — Danny Espinosa hit a tworun homer early, and his RBI single in the 12th inning gave Washington the victory. The loss dropped the Astros to 0-11 in extra-inning games this season. Washington beat them 5-4 in 11 innings on Monday. Drew Storen (1-0) retired the last two hitters in the 11th for the win, and Tyler Clippard earned his 23rd save. PADRES 7, CUBS 4 SAN DIEGO — Carlos Quentin hit a threerun homer, Ross Ohlendorf pitched effectively into the seventh inning and San Diego ruined Brooks Raley’s major league debut. San Diego held the Cubs to five hits for the second straight night, including a 2-0 victory Monday. Raley was the Cubs’ sixth-round draft pick in 2009. ROCKIES 3, DODGERS 1 LOS ANGELES — Rockies rookie Josh Rutledge drove in three runs and had three doubles among his career-high four hits. Josh Roenicke (4-0) pitched three innings of scoreless relief for the win. Rafael Betancourt worked a perfect ninth for his 19th save in 23 attempts.

AL Capsules By The Associated Press TIGERS 6, YANKEES 5 DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in three runs, and the Detroit Tigers held off the New York Yankees 6-5 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. New York scored twice off closer Jose Valverde in the ninth inning and had runners at second and third when Curtis Granderson popped up for the final out. The AL East leaders have lost 12 of 18. Cabrera has moved into the MVP race by hitting .333 since the All-Star break with 11 homers and 24 RBIs in 24 games. Andy Dirks added three hits and two RBIs for the Tigers, who are a half-game behind the first-place White Sox in the AL Central. Rick Porcello (9-6) picked up the win, allowing three runs and eight hits in 6 2-3 innings. He is 3-0 with a 2.03 ERA in his last four home starts against the Yankees. Three relievers finished, with Valverde staggering to his 22nd save in 26 tries. Phil Hughes (11-9) gave up four runs and eight hits in 4 1-3 innings.
RANGERS 6, RED SOX 3 BOSTON — Ryan Dempster rebounded from a rough debut with Texas by pitching shut-

out ball into the seventh inning against Boston. Ian Kinsler had a pair of RBI singles for the Rangers, who snapped a two-game skid. Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz each had two hits and drove in a run for Texas. Pinch-hitter Will Middlebrooks had a threerun homer for the Red Sox, who have lost five of seven. Acquired from the Cubs at the July 31 trade deadline, Dempster (1-0) gave up Middlebrooks’ homer after a two-out error by Kinsler. He allowed three unearned runs in 6 2-3 innings. Jon Lester (5-10) gave up four runs on six hits in 6 2-3 innings. He is 0-5 in his last six starts. Joe Nathan worked the ninth for his 22nd save. TWINS 7, INDIANS 5 CLEVELAND — Tsuyoshi Nishioka’s sacrifice fly scored the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and Minnesota rallied past Cleveland, sending the Indians to their 11th straight loss. The Twins scored three times off All-Star closer Chris Perez (0-4), who blew his second save opportunity in three days. The Indians led 5-1 after six innings, but two errors in the seventh and another in the ninth helped Minnesota rally for its fifth win in six games and seventh straigh against Cleveland. The Indians matched the second-longest skid in franchise history. The club record is 12 games in May 1931. Cleveland, which hasn’t won since July 26, has been outscored 95-36 during the streak. Tyler Robertson (1-0) pitched two innings for his first major league win. Glen Perkins worked the ninth for his seventh save. RAYS 4, BLUE JAYS 1 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — James Shields threw eight strong innings, Evan Longoria drove in a run in his return from an injury and Tampa Bay beat Toronto. Shields (10-7) allowed one run and two hits. The right-hander was coming off a three-hit shutout last Tuesday at Oakland. Longoria rejoined the Rays after missing 85 games because of a partially torn left hamstring. He went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly as the designated hitter.

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Beverage companies pay millions to conserve water
By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI The Associated Press WEST COLUMBIA, Texas — Fifty miles outside the nation’s fourth-largest city is a massive field of waisthigh grass, buzzing bees and palm-size butterflies, just waiting to be ripped up by an entrepreneur. Rather than develop this pristine remnant of coastal prairie, vast enough to house more than 300 football fields, the Dr Pepper Snapple Group is investing hundreds of thousands of dollars to ensure it remains untouched. The project is part of the company’s $1.1 million investment in the Nature Conservancy, designed to benefit five Texas watersheds — including Nash Prairie outside of Houston — from which its bottling plants draw water. The money will go toward preservation work, such as reseeding the grass, to restore and expand an ecosystem that once covered 6 million acres from southwestern Louisiana through Texas. The projects will improve water quality and quantity by preserving the prairies’ sponge-like attributes. But for Dr Pepper and other beverage companies engaged in similar work, the impetus is their bottom line — conserving water guarantees long-term access to the most crucial ingredient in their products. “If there’s not fresh water, there’s no business — it’s just that simple,” said Laura Huffman, state director of the Nature Conservancy in Texas. “It is their number one infrastructure concern. ... Water tops the list, above roads, above energy, above all else, because if you don’t get water right, you’re not making anything.” The biggest players — from Coca-Cola and Pepsi Co. to Miller and MolsonCoors — as well as smaller, regional beverage companies list water as a risk in long-term plans. In 2006, 18 companies created an alliance called the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable to tackle water, energy and other issues that could affect the industry’s growth. There is no total available for how much has been invested in water conservation projects in the past five years, but experts believe it’s more than $500 million dollars. Thomas Lyon, a professor at the University of Michigan who researches connections between industry and the environment, said three factors have pushed beverage companies to conserve water: future markets in developing countries don’t drink enough soft drinks, from their perspective; the impacts of climate change are starting to become more apparent; and some of the countries targeted for growth are the same ones experts believe will be most affected by climate change. “At the heart of it ... is their bottom line,” Lyon said. “Water is a finite resource and they desperately realize that it could become a major problem.”

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Does it surprise you that the best places in which to work tend to belong to their local chamber of commerce? In a study within the last few years, that is just what the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) found to be true. In Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in the United States and Canada, 94 were members of their local chamber, including all of the top 24. Separately, ACCE found that in a random sample of 100 companies in the Fortune 1000, at least 75 were members of their local chamber. What, you might ask is the point of me relaying this information to you? It’s simple: We want you to join the chamber! ACCE’s President, Mick Fleming said, “If a company cares about its employees, there’s a good chance it also cares about its community and the chamber is the way that great employers invest in both. This ‘Best Companies to Work For’ information is one more indication that the best companies tend to be chamber members.” As most of you know, local chambers of commerce are associations of businesses that come together to improve the local economic climate and help members network and find new business. Such an example is our Leads Group. These organized group meetings on a regularly scheduled basis assist in building business relationships establish a good rapport; ultimately giving fellow group members Leads for new business. Additionally, there are strong employers in our area that see the value of linking with and learning from like-minded peer companies through chamber led programs. Over and over we have provided the statistics that consumers are 63 percent more likely to buy products from companies that they believe are chamber members. It seems to be the expectation of customers that chamber members are better-than-average companies. To this day, I get so much pleasure when someone calls the chamber office looking for a telephone number and I say, “I

About a decade ago, when advance planning started to highlight water constraints, many companies streamlined processes and installed new, more efficient technologies within factories and plants, conserving millions of gallons of water and millions of dollars. About five years ago, the corporations began partnering with environmental groups, funding projects to bring water to people in developing countries, such as India, China and Africa, where water is most scarce and infrastructure is often deficient. The partnerships help everyone: environmental groups receive much soughtafter funding; cash-strapped governments tackle projects they can’t afford; and beverage companies can market themselves as “green” by conserving the most crucial, finite resource on Earth and ensure the future of their business. And while the companies are taking steps to conserve water and, in many cases, cut energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, they still contribute to a larger global problem: They bottle many of their products in plastic. By some estimates, 2.5 million plastic bottles are trashed every hour in the United States — and less than 30 percent is recycled. Between 2008 and 2010, 69 percent of the alliance’s 1,600 manufacturing facilities decreased water use by 9 percent — or 10.3 billion gallons, enough to supply New York City for eight days.

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A number of interesting changes might be in the offing in the year ahead, in several areas of your life simultaneously. The most interesting one, and perhaps most important as well, could pertain to your material circumstances. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -Normally, you’re a very cautious person, but today you might step out of character and take some risks. Remember, there is usually a pretty good reason why the odds are lopsided. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- In your desire to have everything wrapped up, you might deem incomplete endeavors finished work. Kidding yourself could stop you from pushing harder when you need to do your best. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- If your logic and intuition are in conflict, to be on the safe side go with reality instead of your hunches. At least that way you’ll know you’re not dealing with supposition. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- You could be setting yourself up for disappointment if you’re nice to people only in hopes that they’ll be nice to you in return. If your motives are insincere, folks will see right through you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Your judgment is questionable right now, making it possible that you’ll try to reward the undeserving in order to get something from them that they’re reluctant to part with. Don’t do it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Someone who believes you’re untrustworthy might test you. It’ll be up to you to make sure that you don’t discuss anything told to you in

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DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m under a lot of stress at work. My doctor warned me that if I don’t get my stress under control, it could affect my cardiovascular health. Is this true? DEAR READER: Yes, it’s true. Long-term, constant stress can harm many aspects of your health, including your cardiovascular health. Stress is the body’s way of responding to threat. Our distant prehistoric ancestors had a pretty stressful life, but it was different than the stressful lives we have. They knew that at any moment they might be killed. Back then, it was lions that were the threat. Today’s “lions” don’t threaten to eat us; they just threaten to take our jobs. Today, there’s a lot to do, and a lot of hassles that make it hard to do all the things that need to be done. We have the drip-drip-drip of multitasking; sometimes we need to be in three places at once. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes a range of ailments that affect your heart and the blood vessels that transport blood throughout your body. Two examples of CVD are heart attacks and strokes. How might stress contribute to CVD? To begin with, stress appears to increase cholesterol levels. People with high levels of “bad” cholesterol are more likely to develop atherosclerosis. As fatty deposits accumulate on artery walls, the channel that the blood flows through becomes progressively narrower. Eventually, blood flow is obstructed. The blockage can cause angina, a heart attack or stroke. What’s more, repeatedly arousing the body’s stress response can cause blood pressure to rise and platelets to become stickier. Stickier platelets make blood clots more likely. And ongoing high blood pressure damages the heart, blood vessels and other organs. It greatly increases your chances of developing heart disease. Stress may also contribute to inflammation. Chronic inflammation plays a key role in the process leading to cholesterolclogged arteries and heart attacks. Inflammation also influences the formation of artery-blocking clots. Clots are the ultimate cause of heart attacks and many strokes. Stress can negatively influence behaviors that affect cardiovascular risk. People who are stressed are more likely to smoke and less likely to engage in physical activity. And I, for one, tend to eat more when I’m stressed. Read more about strategies to manage your

DR. ANTHONY KOMAROFF

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stress in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Stress: Manage Your Problems, Big and Small, Every Day” by Dr. Jeff Brown of Harvard Medical School. (You can learn more about this book at AskDoctorK.com.) On a more positive note, managing your stress can lower your risk of developing CVD. Whether you’re struggling with financial worries, marital discord or, as in your case, work-related stress, talk to your doctor about strategies to help you relax.
(Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. To send questions, go to AskDoctorK.com, or write: Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.)

Across 1. “Angela’s _____,” memoir 6. Fairytale princess test 9. Mark of a saint 13. Musketeer’s hat decoration 14. TV classic “___ in the Family” 15. *Vietnam’s capital 16. Like a beaver? 17. Flying saucer 18. Declare invalid, as in divorce 19. Type of agreement 21. *a.k.a. Magyarorszag 23. Opposite of yang 24. School project, e.g. 25. Tube in old TV 28. Dwarf buffalo 30. A radio or television antenna 35. Strikes with an axe 37. Does something wrong 39. Like a nose reacting to allergies 40. Hipbones 41. Element Xe 43. ____ Jim snack 44. Connected series or group 46. Farmer’s storage 47. Bristle 48. Churchill’s successor 50. Your own identity 52. Farmer’s ___ 53. ____ A Sketch 55. Part of a circle 57. *a.k.a. Burma 61. Growls angrily 64. Pertaining to the ear 65. “Without further ___” 67. Hammering spikes 69. Like the color of granite 70. Nada 71. Locomotive hair 72. Wife of Hercules, goddess of youth 73. Da, oui, or si, e.g. 74. *Hosni Mubarak was its former leader

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DOWN 1. King Kong, e.g. 2. Member of eastern European people 3. Immense 4. Manicurist’s board 5. *Home to Belgrade 6. McCartney or Anka, e.g. 7. Rudolph’s friend Hermey, e.g. 8. Hawaiian goodbye 9. “____ in there!” 10. “____ Karenina” 11. Frown 12. Greasy 15. Yearn 20. Building extension 22. *World’s oldest surviving federation 24. Caused by oxidation 25. *It experienced a Cultural Revolution 26. Rent again 27. Short for “betwixt” 29. Miners’ bounty, pl. 31. a.k.a. Russell 32. Scandinavian fjord, e.g. 33. Hill or Baker, e.g. 34. _____ Frank Baum 36. First king of Israelites 38. The only one 42. Baseball Hall of Famer Ryan 45. Becoming 49. Approximated landing time 51. *Home to famous bike race 54. Patsy Cline hit 56. Owner of famous online list 57. TV classic “_*_*_*_” 58. Christmastime 59. *United ____ Emirates 60. “Tiny” Archibald 61. Douses 62. Monet’s water flower 63. Socially awkward act 66. “___ Hard” 68. Scholastic aptitude test

Answer on this page

Remove wax from fresh fruit

soak my dirty dishes, too. 1.Squeeze some dishwashing liquid into a spray bottle. Add water. Shake to combine. Spray fruit, use a vegetable brush to scrub and rinse produce well. You can soak produce in it, too. 2.Use a solution of vinegar and water to create a wash for produce to soak in. Rinse after letting soak for 10 minutes. 3.Use two spray bottles -- one filled with vinegar and the other filled with hydrogen peroxide. Spray the produce with vinegar and then with hydrogen peroxide. Rinse thoroughly. 4.Combine 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 cup of water in a spray bottle. Spray fruit or vegetables and rinse well. 5. Combine 1 tablespoon baking soda, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 cup water in a spray bottle. Spritz produce and rinse. 6. Combine 1 cup water, 1 cup white vinegar, 1 tablespoon baking soda and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a spray bottle. Spray produce and rinse.- Annie

Crossword Puzzle Answer

People naturally worry about their memory as they get older. “Oh, I can’t remember where I put my reading glasses. It must be the beginning of the end.” Really? Follow a teenager around someday and watch how much they forget. “My math final is today, and I forgot to study for it!” “I kissed Billy. I forgot I was dating Bobby!” “I forgot I wasn’t supposed to take Dad’s car without permission.” “No, I don’t remember you ever saying that I couldn’t get a tattoo until I was 40.” In healthy people, much of what is remembered is a choice. We remember the things that are important to us, while unconsciously deciding that other things are not worth it. That’s why forgetting birthdays and anniversaries is considered so unforgivable. The injured party senses that the special date wasn’t important enough to be remembered. “I don’t remember the doctor saying I shouldn’t eat so much salt and should cut down on calories.” Why would you bother to remember something like that? “I don’t remember you telling me your mother was coming to visit. For three weeks.” “I shot a par. My partner says I got a six. He must have a lousy memory.” These kinds of things can be explained as lapses, lies, denials or delusions. However, there is one kind of memory distortion that is not so easy to explain. Just last week, I was telling one of my many riveting and entertaining stories to some friends at

That buzzing you hear is the sound of time flying
Jim Mullen

The Village Idiot
dinner. I picked something I knew they had never heard before, because I don’t want to become known as one of those boring old men who tell the same stories over and over again. Even the best story can stand only so many tellings. So I was telling one of my many riveting and entertaining stories to some friends at dinner. I picked something I knew they had never heard before, because I never want to become known as one of those boring old men who tell the same stories over and over again. At the end, Bob woke up and said, “How long ago did that happen?” I said, “Oh, eight or 10 years ago.” Sue said, “It was 25 years ago.” It seems she had heard the story before (and, of course, she was in it). Could it have been that long ago? Well, let’s see, when was Jimmy Carter president? Ten, 15 years ago? Thirty? Really? Someone mentioned a popular film. When did that come out? I remembered seeing it with Sue in a movie theater and the snacks we ate while watching it. I remembered the theater wasn’t very crowded. I remembered it was cold that day. “When did that come out?” Mary asked. “Five, six years ago,” I

said. “1996,” said Sue. Well, I was close. I asked my friend John, who just turned 62, if he had experienced this odd memory quirk. “All the time,” he said. “I used to be able to tell you what year something happened. One day that stopped. I could still tell you in which decade something happened, but not the year. “When did this Beatles record come out? I could tell you it was in the ‘60s. Disco? The ‘70s. ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’? Fax machines at home? Somewhere in there. My first home computer? My first Starbucks coffee? I throw up my hands. Sometime in the last 30 years. “The division of time in my head is not years, but eras. That happened in grade school. That happened in high school. That happened in college, that happened at this job, that happened when I worked for so-and-so. In my head, I’m not 62. I’m 35. If something happened 40 years ago, subconsciously I must think I’m not old enough for that to have happened 40 years ago. So I say five years ago. Or 10.” “I’ve just noticed it happening to me this year,” I said. “The rest of us have been noticing you doing it for 10 years,” John said. “Twenty-five,” said Sue. (Jim Mullen’s newest book, “How to Lose Money in Your Spare Time -- At Home,” is available at amazon.com. You can follow him on Pinterest at pinterest.com/jimmullen.

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807 FAIRLANE Drive Thursday 9th, 8am-7pm Friday 10th, 8am-6pm, 23389 ROAD R, Fort Jen1008 WILLIAM Ave., Del- nings. Saturday 9am-4pm. Saturday 11th, 9am-1pm? License plates, porch phos. (In Menke Mead White & light oak bedroom ows). Thurs./Fri. Aug. 9 & furniture, lots of misc. swings, glassware, pocket knives, jewelry, collecti10th 9am-5pm. Sat. Aug. items for college & home. bles, boy & girl kids 11th 9am-12pm. Catholic clothes, men & women XL Daughters of the Americas 24399 LINCOLN Hwy BAKE SALE. Delicious Aug. 9 & 10. Girl baby clothes, kitchen items, homemade pies, cookies, clothes up to 4T, high toys, 2 camera tripods, cakes, breads. Proceeds chair, clothes, purses, much more!! to benefit charity. shoes, books, cameras, 810 PINEHURST Drive, elliptical machine, misc. Delphos. Thursday-Friday items. 10150 LINCOLN Hwy. Aug. 9-10th 8am-5pm, Half mile east of Delphos. Saturday Aug. 11th 404 E. 7th St. Thurs. & Fri. Thurs. & Fri. 8am-5pm. 9am-5pm. Sat. 9am-1pm. 8am-1pm. Youth day bed, IS IT A SCAM? The Del- Futon, desk, purses, dryer, clothes of all sizes, phos Herald urges our housewares, vintage di- Multi-family sale. Lots of furniture, name brand toys, and lots more! readers to contact The nette set, costume jewelry, Better Business Bureau, lamps, furniture, small ap- clothing, boys 12-20, girls 8783 MIDDLE Point (419) 223-7010 o r pliances, twin mattress 7-med., womans all sizes. Wetzel Rd., Middle Point. 1-800-462-0468, before and box spring, bed Bunk beds, Longaberger Baby items, girls clothing entering into any agree- frames, lots of miscellane- and other great collecti- newborn-18mo., maternity bles, books, lots of great clothes, prom dresses, ment involving financing, ous. Custom stationery. misc. items. MUST SEE walnut table, minimal anbusiness opportunities, or Variety! work at home opportunitiques, weight lifting ma117 MICHELE Dr. ties. The BBB will assist chine. Thurs & Fri 9-5, Aug 9, 10 & 11 -- 8am-? 415 MAPLE St. in the investigation of Electric hedge trimmer, Thurs. 8-6, Fri. 8-4, Sat. Saturday 9-1 these businesses. (This Gamo air rifle, folding 8-12. MULTI-FAMILY. Tonotice provided as a cus911 CRAIG Ave., off E. tomer service by The Del- chairs, exercise bike, slid- tal gym, fitness equip - 9th St. Great Garage Sale. ing closet doors, toys, ment, furniture, kids and phos Herald.) clothes infant sizes thru adult clothes, housewares, Wednesday 9am-8pm. Litplus sizes, jewelry, crafts, toys, TVs, knickknacks, tle girls clothing, ladies clothing from Maurice’s, pecans, baked goods, and many more items! toys, misc. new items, much more! Wanted to Buy 428 W. Second St., DelBAKE SALE phos. Multi-Family sale in2-FAMILY SALE. Delphos VFW Ladies Auxcluding retired fourth Girl’s/Boy’s clothes-up to iliary Post 3035 will hold a sz.8T, tied baby blankets, grade teacher’s collection bake sale at 213 W. 4th dresses, coats, shoes, of teacher/parent re - Street on August 10th toys, women’s clothing, sources, letter trays, or- from 9AM until 4PM, and household items, 2-1/2’ ganizers, TV, DVD/VCR August 11th from 9AM unScrap Gold, Gold Jewelry, voice activated horse player, and stand, cook- til sold out. Lots of home Silver coins, Silverware, named “Smores”, 2-1/2’ books, and lots of odds baked items! Pocket Watches, Diamonds. voice activated dinosaur and ends. Thurs. and Fri. named “Kota”. Thurs. 5-8, August 9-10, 9am-4:30pm. CORNER OF Lincoln 2330 Shawnee Rd. Fri. 8-5. St. Paul United Highway & Defiance Trail. Lima Methodist Church-(Base- 628 E. Fifth. St. -Tues. 8/7 Children to adult clothing, (419) 229-2899 thru Sat. 8/11, 9am-4pm ment). 335 S. Main St. Pond skimmer/Water fall toys, games, children’s system, oval umbrella ta- books, home decor, LP’s, ble, 6’ wicker library table, slide projector, dressers, oak table, antique oak misc. 9-5 Thursday and telephone, clocks, glass- Friday, 9-3 Saturday.

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AAP St. Marys Corp. is a leader in the design and manufacture of cast aluminum wheels for OEM automakers. As a subsidiary of Hitachi Metals America, our reputation for high quality products and customer satisfaction has helped us continue to grow and provide our associates with over 24 years of steady employment. We now have an opportunity for a Production Supervisor to oversee the operation of a multi-shift production department. Responsibilities of this position include: •Plan and direct the work of other supervisory, technical, and produc- tion associates •Develop process and equipment specifications, operating procedures, and safe and efficient work methods •Use standard production measurement and problem-solving tools to analyze production results, prepare reports, and implement preventive and corrective actions as needed •Collaborate with other production groups, and quality assurance, pur chasing, and maintenance functions to ensure product quality, efficient use of resources, equipment utilization, etc. The successful candidate must have at least five years of supervisory experience--preferably in a multi-shift manufacturing function. Exposure to a fast-paced, high volume production environment is strongly preferred. Related four-year degree is also preferred. In return for your expertise, we offer a competitive starting salary, profit-sharing, and excellent fringe benefits, including medical, dental, life, vision, and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement savings plan with Company matching, paid vacation, paid holidays, and more. If you’re looking for a career opportunity with a growing company, please forward your qualifications and salary history to:

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MANUFACTURING OPPORTUNITIES
AAP St. Marys Corp. is a leader in the design and manufacture of cast aluminum wheels for OEM automakers. As a subsidiary of Hitachi Metals America, our reputation for high quality products and customer satisfaction has helped us continue to grow and provide our associates with over 24 years of steady employment. Now, our business is growing again, creating the following opportunities: MACHINE REPAIR TECHNICIANS: •Perform installation, troubleshooting, and repair of various machinery and equipment. Qualifications: At least 3 years of multi-trade experience including industrial electrical, mechanical, robotics, hydraulics, pneumatics, and PLC’s required. Working knowledge of measuring instruments, test equipment, blueprints, and schematics required. High school diploma or equivalent and related vocational training required. CNC MACHINING SET-UP/OPERATORS: •Performs set-ups, tool changes, and operation of CNC lathes, machining centers, and robots; Enters and edits machine programs. Qualifications: At least 1 year of related experience in set-up and operation of CNC machines and gauging of parts required. High school diploma or equivalent and vocational training required. PRODUCTION OPERATORS: •Operates machinery, equipment, and processes for die-casting, melting, and painting operations; May also perform handling, inspection, and testing of products. . Qualifications: Prior manufacturing experience preferred. High school diploma or equivalent In return for your expertise, AAP is now offering: •NEW HIGHER WAGE RATES – Earning potential with attendance, and holiday bonuses: ➜Machine Repair up to $23.79 ➜CNC Machining Set-up up to $20.36 ➜Production Operator up to $19.67 •Excellent fringe benefits--medical, dental, life, vision, and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement with Company match, vacation, profit-sharing bonus, etc.

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Dear Annie: My wife and is still using occasionally. I have a 23-year-old son who From our Nar-Anon meetis a heroin addict. “Rob” has ings, we are learning that been to rehab twice and has others have it much worse. relapsed again. We have been We also are learning that we attending Nar-Anon meetings are textbook enablers. My for the past eight weeks and wife manages his finances find them helpful. and dispenses his Rob seemingly has Suboxone, and we not hit rock botallow Rob to live tom yet. By that, with us, making I mean he still has sure he is fed and some income due clothed. to odd jobs and Nar-Anon says to unemployment cut all ties until he benefits. The latter gets clean. But we are from a wellare afraid that he will paying job that he go off the deep end, lost for obvious and we would lose reasons, and they him forever. This Annie’s Mailbox won’t last much kind of tough love longer. He has a scares me. As bad prescription for Suboxone as things are, we are afraid that he gets from a doctor to put the hammer down and who periodically tests him throw him out. We also have for drugs. He also sees a psy- two younger children, and chologist once a month as a this isn’t doing them any part of his treatment. Yet he good. What do you think? -- Dad in Wisconsin Dear Dad: It is heartbreaking and terrifying to watch your child descend into drug addiction. There is a real risk to your son’s life, whether or not you enable him. Many parents have to reach the end of their rope before they are able to toss their child out and live with the consequences. You aren’t there yet. Please continue with Nar-Anon and encourage Rob to remain in therapy and to keep seeing his doctor, and if possible, get him into a halfway house so he is not under your roof. Dear Annie: I have a question regarding bridal shower etiquette. My brother recently became engaged to his girlfriend. Would it be appropriate to host a bridal shower for my future sisterin-law? -- California Dear California: While it used to be improper for relatives to host a shower (too self-serving), it is now OK to do so, especially if the bride lives far away. And if you can include some of the bride’s friends as hostesses to spread the responsibility around, that would help. Dear Annie: Your response to “Alone in Minnesota” was right on track: Her husband is a coward and an abuser. Marriage is about respecting each other, and by letting his mother keep her away all these years, he clearly does not respect his wife. When we married, my husband was 27 and I was 20. I knew my mother-in-law interfered in her daughters’ marriages and wondered what she would do to us. It took four months. She insisted that we purchase Christmas gifts for my husband’s nieces and nephews when we were struggling to pay bills. When I told my husband about this conversation, he immediately got into his car and drove to see Mom. I have no idea what he said to her, but she did not make any attempt to interfere in our marriage for 20 years. Then my in-laws wanted me to talk to my husband’s sister and convince her to divorce her husband. I refused and again told my husband. He had another “visit” with his parents, and they didn’t speak to him for six months. We now have spent 42 years together, and every day is more wonderful than the last. -- Loved and Respected in Michigan Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
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By TODD RICHMOND and DINESH RAMDE Associated Press MILWAUKEE — There’s no trial to prepare, no jury to persuade, no judge to hand down a sentence. Wade Michael Page is dead, killed by police after fatally shooting six people at a Sikh temple outside Milwaukee. Although detectives are pursuing leads in several states, their findings might never be presented in court. So will the full story behind the attack ever be known? And how long will investigators keep looking for an elusive motive that might provide answers to devastated Sikh families, as well as valuable information about white supremacists? At the moment, detectives are sifting through the gunman’s life, assembling the biography of a man who apparently had few relatives, a spotty work history and a thin criminal record. They have warned they might never learn for certain what drove him to attack total strangers in a holy place. The Sikh community holds out hope. “We just want to get to the bottom of what motivated him to do it,” said Amardeep Singh, an executive with the New York-based Sikh Coalition. “It’s important to acknowledge why they lost their lives.” The 40-year-old Army veteran strode into the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin shortly before Sunday services and opened fire with a 9 mm pistol. The dead included temple President Satwant Singh Kaleka, who was shot as he tried to fend off the shooter with a butter knife. Page wounded a responding police officer in the parking lot before another officer killed Page in a shootout. The FBI has taken over the case and released little official information. The fragments of Page’s past that have emerged suggest he lived a somewhat troubled life. A native of Littleton, Colo., he had a record of minor alcohol-related crimes in Texas, Colorado and North Carolina. He was demoted during a stint in the Army for getting drunk on duty and going AWOL before he was discharged in 1998. Page eventually moved to Wisconsin, living in South Milwaukee with a girlfriend and working third-shift at a brazing factory in Cudahy, another Milwaukee suburb. Neighbors said the couple broke up this past spring. Page moved into a Cudahy duplex in mid-July and quit showing up for work around the same time. A few days after he moved into the duplex, he visited a West Allis gun shop and, after clearing background checks, bought the gun he used in the shooting. The Southern Poverty Law Center has described Page as a “frustrated neo-Nazi” who participated in the white-power music scene, playing in bands called Definite Hate and End Apathy. Rajwant Singh, chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education, said even though Page is dead, other white-supremacy and neo-Nazi groups could harbor similar intentions. “Our concern is, how do we tackle these hate groups operating underground or in darkness?” he said. The FBI has classified the incident as By ELLIOT SPAGAT and BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press domestic terrorism, a violent act for social or political gain. But the bureau hasn’t said anything about Page’s possible motives. Now investigators face two tasks: determining what drove Page over the edge and whether anyone nudged him along the way. The bureau’s special agent in charge in Milwaukee, Teresa Carlson, said investigators have no information to suggest that anyone else was involved, but they continue to search to make sure. Investigators probably will collect all the bullets and fragments from the temple and the victims’ bodies to confirm that they came from Page’s gun. Detectives also will pore over witness statements to make absolutely certain he was the only shooter, said Joe LeFevre, chairman of the forensic science department at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton. Authorities will interview Page’s family, friends and associates. Agents spent Monday morning doing a door-to-door sweep on his street, chatting with neighbors on their front porches and in their backyards. If agents seized a computer from his apartment, they likely will review the websites he visited and any writings he posted. If they recovered a cellphone, they will use it to follow his recent movements as the device shifted from one cell tower to the next. “It’s like any crime,” said Jack Ryan, a Rhode Island attorney who trains police around the country. “You focus on their recent tracks. You focus on friends, acquaintances. He had to get ready for this plot somewhere.” The investigation could take weeks or longer. But Page’s motive is the key. If detectives determine Page simply held a

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. homeowners are getting better about keeping up with their mortgage payments, driving the percentage of borrowers who have fallen behind to a three-year low, according to a new report. Still, the rate of decline remains slow, credit reporting agency TransUnion said today. The percentage of mortgages going unpaid is unlikely to return anytime soon to where it was before the housing market crashed. Some 5.49 percent of the nation’s mortgage holders were behind on their payments by 60 days or more in the April-to-June period, the agency said. That’s the lowest level since the first quarter of 2009. The second-quarter delinquency rate is down from 5.82 percent in the same period last year, and below the 5.78 percent rate for the first three months of 2012. The positive second-quarter trend coincided with an improving outlook for the U.S. housing market. A measure of national home prices rose 2.2 percent from April to May, the second increase after seven months of flat or declining readings. Sales of new homes fell in June after reaching a two-year high in May. Sales of previously occupied homes also declined in June, but were higher than a year earlier. Home refinancing surged in the second quarter, as interest rates sank to historic lows. And more borrowers with underwater mortgages — or home loans that exceed the value of the home — refinanced through the government’s Home Affordable Refinance Program than ever before. “More people are making their payments, and that’s great,” said Tim Martin, group vice president of U.S. housing for TransUnion. “I expected a little bit better, but maybe we’ll see some more of that pick up in (the third quarter).” Even as housing trends turned positive earlier this year, the U.S. economy began to show signs of faltering. The national unemployment rate remained stuck at 8.2 percent, and the pace of job growth slowed sharply, with employers adding an average of only 75,000 jobs in the April-June quarter. Hiring appeared to pick up in July, however, with employers adding 163,000 jobs. TransUnion anticipates the mortgage delinquency rate will continue to decline. But it doesn’t see it falling below 5 percent this year. The national delinquency rate remains well above its historical range, an indication many homeowners are still struggling five years after the housing downturn. Before the housing bust, mortgage delinquencies were running at less than 2 percent nationally. It took about three years after the housing market crashed for the delinquency rate on mortgages to climb to a peak of nearly 7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009. The rate has been trending down since then. Home prices need to recover further for the delinquency rate to decline. At the state level, Florida led the nation with the highest mortgage delinquency rate of any state at 13.48 percent, down from 13.91 percent a year earlier. It was followed by Nevada at 10.85 percent; New Jersey at 8.15 percent; and, Maryland at 6.79 percent. The states with the lowest delinquency rate were North Dakota at 1.32 percent; South Dakota at 1.94 percent; Nebraska at 2.24 percent; and, Wyoming at 2.41 percent. Foreclosure hotbeds Arizona and California each saw marked improvement during the second quarter. California’s mortgage delinquency rate fell nearly 22 percent to 6.13 percent from a year earlier, while Arizona’s declined 21 percent to 6.14. One reason for the sharp declines in mortgage delinquency rates in those states is that homes tend to move faster through the foreclosure process than in Florida, New York and other states where the courts play a role in the process. That leads to logjams of cases involving home loans that may have gone unpaid for two years or more. “You have states that are taking a long time to work through the delinquencies that they have, which is keeping their numbers up,” Martin said.

Judge sees ‘different person’ in Arizona gunman
TUCSON, Ariz. — Jared Loughner sat looking relaxed and attentive in a packed courtroom as he pleaded guilty to a deadly shooting rampage in an agreement with prosecutors that will send him to prison for life. He even cracked a smile when a court-appointed psychologist talked about the special bond that he formed with a prison guard. His hair closely cropped, Loughner was not the smiling, bald-headed suspect captured in a mug shot soon after the January 2011 shooting. Six people had died and 13 others were wounded, including his intended target, then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He was not the man who rocked back and forth in court in May 2011 before blurting out, “Thank you for the free kill. She died in front of me. Your cheesiness.” The changes in Loughner’s behavior while being treated and medicated at a federal prison in Springfield, Mo., led a judge to declare the 23-year-old competent Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Larry Burns gave his blessings to a plea agreement that spares prosecutors and victims a potentially lengthy trial and appeal and allows Loughner to escape the death penalty. The judge called Loughner “a different person in his appearance and his affect than the first time I laid eyes on him.” Loughner didn’t talk to his attorneys or look around the courtroom during the two-hour hearing. He folded his arms in front of him and focused his gaze on the psychologist and judge as they did most of the talking. His parents sat silently in the back row, but sobbed and embraced after their son left looking frail on his feet. The prosecution and defense seemed eager to seal the agreement, a departure from previous marathon hearings. Judy Clarke, Loughner’s lead attorney, gently guided him through a copy of the plea agreement on the table as the judge went through it. She declined to question the psychologist. Loughner pleaded guilty to 19 counts, including attempted assassination of a member of Congress, murder and attempted murder of federal employees, and causing death and injury at a federally provided activity. As part of the agreement, the federal government dropped 30 other counts. “I plead guilty,” he said in a low voice after the judge read each charge. The agreement calls for a sentence of seven consecutive life terms followed by 140 years in prison, according to federal officials. Loughner, who will be sentenced Nov. 15, is ineligible for parole. The agreement provided some relief to many victims and their families who filled about half the courtroom, some shedding tears as the judge recited names of the victims. Ron Barber, a former Giffords staffer who was wounded in the attack and later won election to her seat when she stepped down, watched from the front row. “I truly believe that justice was done today. It is important to me that this individual never again is in a position in which he can cause harm to anyone else,” Barber said outside the courthouse. Gifford also welcomed the deal, saying in a statement with her husband, Mark Kelly: “The pain and loss caused by the events of Jan. 8, 2011, are incalculable. Avoiding a trial will allow us — and we hope the whole Southern Arizona community — to continue with our recovery.” Giffords has undergone intensive therapy and made dramatic progress recovering from her brain injury, yet her movements and speech are still halting. Susan Hileman, who was wounded in the attack, said nothing would return her life

personal grudge, the Sikhs and the rest of the public will have an answer. If investigators conclude he was motivated by racist ideology, that might lead police to accomplices, help collect intelligence on white supremacist groups and prevent future attacks. Page’s girlfriend, 31-year-old nursing student Misty Cook, faces legal trouble herself. She was arrested on a tentative charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm, South Milwaukee police said Tuesday. There was no immediate indication that her arrest was linked to Sunday’s shooting, and police refused to release additional information. Details of Cook’s felony conviction weren’t immediately clear. The voicemail on Cook’s cellphone was full and wouldn’t accept a message. However, in regard to the shooting, she told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an email: “If I could say something to ease the pain of the victims and their families, I would gladly do so. Unfortunately, words do not begin to heal the pain they are going through.” No matter how thorough the investigation, the final conclusions are bound to leave victims with many of the same anguish-filled questions. “Whatever the answer is, we can be reasonably sure it won’t be an answer many people would say makes sense to them,” said University of Wisconsin-Madison law professor Michael Scott, who is writing a guidebook for police on hate crimes. “We’d like to have some peek into that twisted mind. But in the end, it’s still a peek into a twisted mind that doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know about human nature.” to what it was before and that she regretted Loughner didn’t get treatment earlier. Hileman had taken 9-year-old ChristinaTaylor Green to the Giffords event outside a supermarket, where the girl was killed in the shooting. “This is so sad — a 23-yearold who’s going to spend the rest of his life in a box. I feel empty. What I want, I can’t have,” she said. “This is closing the barn door after the horses left. This is too late.” Pietz, the court-appointed psychologist, testified that Loughner appeared to be a normal child and average student until he was 16, when a girlfriend broke up with him and a friend’s father died. He was diagnosed with depression and landed at an alternative education program at Pima Community College his senior year after he showed up drunk for school one day.

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