50¢ daily Sept. 22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day and to recognize this, Northwest Physical Therapy is offering free fall risk testing in September to those who feel they may be at risk of falling. This screening typically takes less than 10 minutes and is performed by licensed therapy personnel. The testing is offered at all four outpatient locations. Call an office and request a free fall risk screening appointment. Appointments are limited. Ottawa: 419-523-9003 Bluffton: 419-358-6978 Delphos: 419-692-0095 Lima: 419-221-0904

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Delphos, Ohio ety of bidders for 359 total animals. Tuesday began with the traditional gallon of milk going up on the auction block to the benefit of the kids with dairy projects. After originally being announced at a $2,700, winning bid, additional donations increased it to $3,325, almost $1,000 more than the previous year. This left each dairy exhibitor with $332.50. The most entries in the sale came from the swine barn, with 111 hogs. Though numbers have remained the same, prices have continued to increase from 12 months ago. In 2011, the average hog premium was $395.99; and in 2012, the premium rose to $410.63. Steers again brought in the most per animal of the 28 auction entries, averaging $728.57 apiece, up from $616.07 in 2011. Other average premiums for 2012 were 36 turkey entries at $270.83, 17 goat entries ($373.53), 45 dairy feeders ($550.56), 74 rabbits ($268.36), 13 sheep ($583.97) and 34 poultry entries ($252.35). Grand Champion meat pen winner for rabbits, Leslie Marbaugh, decided to donate all her winnings toward the Van Wert County Rabbit Barn Improvement Campaign. The goal is to raise $45,000 by May 2013 and build a new barn that is safer, stronger, able to house more rabbits in a cleaner environment with better ventilation and with a nicer show arena. Through the sale of Marbaugh’s meat pen, she helped raise $1,200 from bidders for the improvement plan. The 348 livestock sale units remained the same from the previous year, a number still down from 2009 and 2010. Just 10 years ago, 486 junior fair sale items brought in a mere $95,375 for an average of $196.24 per entry.

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Junior fair auction sets new records

At the Country Club The Ladies of the Delphos Country Club held their last Tuesday golf outing of the season Tuesday, playing a 4-person scramble format co-chaired by Alice Ricker and Betty Schroeder. Two foursomes were tied for first: Ricker, Schroeder, Aggie Swint and Jean Hilvers and Jan Sisinger, Arlene Kortokrax, Linda Boecker and Alice Rayman. In the first flight, Schroeder had the longest drive and Sisinger was closest to the pin. In the second flight, Swint had both. TODAY Girls Soccer: Continental at Fort Jennings (PCL), 5 p.m.; Miller City at Kalida (PCL), 5 p.m.; Cory-Rawson at Ottoville, 6 p.m. Boys Golf: Spencerville/ Allen East/LCC at Jefferson (NWC), 4 p.m.; Col. Grove/ C’view/Ada at Lincolnview (NWC), 4 p.m.; Perry at Fort Jennings, 4:30 p.m. Girls Golf: Lincolnview at Wapakoneta, 4 p.m. Volleyball: St. John’s at LCC, 6 p.m.; Jefferson at Miller City (no JV), 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY Boys Soccer (5 p.m.): Fort Jennings at Continental (PCL); Archbold at Ottoville; L-B at Spencerville; LTC at Kalida; Van Wert at Kenton (WBL); St. Marys at Elida (WBL), 7 p.m. Girls Soccer (5 p.m.): St. John’s at Jefferson; Bluffton at Lincolnview (NWC). Boys Golf (4 p.m.): Jefferson/Lincolnview/ Bluff. at C’view (NWC); St. John’s at New Knoxville (MAC); Col. Grove at Allen East (NWC); Fort Jennings at Arlington, 4:30 p.m.; Ottoville at Ayersville, 4:30 p.m.; Elida at Kenton (WBL), 4:30 p.m.; Kalida/Leipsic at Miller City (PCL), 4:30 p.m. Volleyball (6 p.m.): St. John’s at Marion Local (MAC), 5:30 p.m.; Ottoville at Jefferson; Lincolnview at Kalida; Elida at St. Marys (WBL). Girls Tennis: Kenton at Elida (WBL), 4:30 p.m.


City culminating storm cleanup
BY NANCY SPENCER DELPHOS — Delphos City Council heard an update on the citywide storm cleanup from Safety Service Director Greg Berquist Tuesday during a rescheduled council meeting. Berquist said 26 notices were placed on residential doors of properties where debris and other undesirable materials were located. All but four have performed the necessary cleanup and two of the remaining residences are vacant. Council members questioned him on the state of the parking lot across from the municipal building. Berquist said the lot should be put back in order in the next week or two. Community Health Professionals will receive a family season pass to the Delphos Municipal Swimming Pool for an upcoming fundraiser. Council approved giving the organization the pass,

The traditional gallon of milk went on the auction block to begin the 2012 Van Wert County Jr. Fair Auction on Tuesday. The gallon sold for $3,325 and the proceeds were split among this year’s dairy exhibitors. BY LINDSAY MCCOY 2012 Van Wert County last year’s record amount of DHI correspondent Junior Fair Auction set new $137,187. records with total premiThe Farm Focus Arena VAN WERT — The ums at $146,210. This tops was filled with a large vari-

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which is worth $195. In other business, council voted down a resolution endorsing the creation of the Allen County Bike and Pedestrian Task Force charged with making Allen County more bike- and pedestrianfriendly. Council learned the deadline for the endorsement had passed. Councilman and Finance Committee Chair Joe Martz rescheduled a committee meeting for after the next council meeting on Sept. 17.

Pathfinder Meagan Hempfling took Grand Champion Boer Market Goat at the Van Wert County Fair last week. Hempfling also placed first in Boer Market Weather Class 3. She is the daughter of Chuck and Sue Hempfling. She is a 2012 St. John’s High School graduate.

Hempfling nabs Grand Champion Boer Market Goat

Showman of Showmen winner Katie Vorst and runnerup Adam Schumm.

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Fair Queen Vorst wins Showman of Showmen
BY LINDSAY MCCOY DHI correspondent VAN WERT — Ten 4-H members from around the county battled for Showman of Showmen Sunday with Delphos’ own Katie Vorst taking the prize with her swine. This year’s junior fair queen was followed by Junior Fair King Adam Schumm. “The bunny rabbits were the hardest for me to show because it flipped on me,” Vorst said. “I was supposed to keep it upside down and as soon as it flipped, I thought, ‘Oh that is not good’.” Like many other previous showman-of-showman competition winners, Vorst spent two days speaking with other exhibitors to get points and tips on how to be a good showman in each animal category. Vorst held an extra advantage over other showman since she shows more than just swine at the fair. Vorst already shows beef, so this animal was her favorite to show during the competition, although she pointed out that she did not get the animal she was hoping to show. “It feels really good,” said Vorst. “I am having a spectacular fair this year and there was no one else I would rather stand next to in the winning spot than Adam again.”

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By LARA JAKES and Cloudy with 20 QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA percent chance The Associated Press of showers turning sunny BAGHDAD — American in afternoon senators visiting Iraq warned Thursday. High in mid 80s. See page 2. the Baghdad government today that it risked damaging relations with the U.S. if it is Index allowing Iran to fly over its Obituaries 2 airspace to deliver weapons State/Local 3 to Syria. Politics 4 An Iraqi government Community 5 spokesman responded by saySports 6 ing Iran has told Baghdad the Business 7 flights to Syria are only delivClassifieds 8 ering humanitarian aid. He TV 9 said the onus is on the U.S. to offer up proof that Tehran is shipping weapons. Senator Joe Lieberman, an Independent from


Senators warn Iraq over shipments to Syria
Connecticut, said Iraq’s failure to stop the flights could threaten the long-term relationship with the U.S. as well as aid Iraq could receive as part of a 2008 strategic pact between the two nations. “Bottom line, this kind of problem with these Iranian overflights can make it more difficult to proceed with the Strategic Framework Agreement in the manner that the prime minister and we would like to see happen,” Lieberman told reporters in Baghdad. “So I hope this is cleared up quickly.” Iran is Syria’s closest ally in the Middle East and it has stood by President Bashar Assad as his forces have tried

“The bunny rabbits were the hardest for me to show because it flipped on me. I was supposed to keep it upside down and as soon as it flipped, I thought, ‘Oh that is not good’.”
— Katie Vorst Schumm agreed with Vorst that the rabbits were the most difficult breed of animal to show. “Rabbits were the hardest. We are large animal people. My favorite to show was the sheep,” Schumm said. “I just like showing sheep; it’s fun. Other than sheep, the hogs and the cows were easiest for me to show.” Other competitors were Alyssa Bowen for dairy cows, Lauren Schmid for beef, Schumm for dairy feeder, Ericka Priest for horses, Sarah Klinger for turkeys, Adam Rager for sheep, Logan Miller for goats, Alex Campbell for rabbits and Sabrina Barnhart for chickens.

to crush the uprising there for the past 17 months. Activists say at least 23,000 have been killed. The dispute over the flights was first reported in The New York Times today. It said American officials believe Iran resumed shipments of military equipment to Syria via Iraqi airspace in July after a three-month hiatus. “This region is about to explode,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina who was visiting Iraq with Lieberman and Republican John McCain of Arizona. “They’re in a pickle here,” Graham said at the See IRAQ, page 2

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Deliberations to begin Police: Buffalo man tried to eat bogus at Peterson trial
By MiCHAeL tArM the Associated Press JOLIET, Ill. — Now, it’s jurors’ turn. After years of speculation, national media attention and more than a month of testimony, allegations that Drew Peterson murdered his third wife are finally expected to go to a jury today. The 12 jurors — seven men and five women — are scheduled to receive instructions from the judge in the morning, then withdraw to a Joliet courthouse room to begin deliberating over five weeks of circumstantial and hearsay evidence. Peterson, 58, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in Kathleen Savio’s 2004 death. The former Bolingbrook police sergeant fell under scrutiny in Savio’s death only after his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, disappeared in 2007. Peterson’s attorneys said their client has braced himself for jurors’ decision. “He’s emotionally and mentally prepared for whatever happens,” his lead attorney, Joel Brodsy, told reporters after closing arguments Tuesday. His lawyers also said they have no inkling what jurors might be thinking or how they might be leaning. “Of course, we’re worried,” Joe Lopez, who delivered the closing for the defense, said about the final verdict. “Nobody knows what’s going to happen.” Judge Edward Burmila sent jurors home late Tuesday after closings dragged on longer than expected. He reminded jurors not to watch or read anything about the case and told them to get a good night’s sleep. They might need it in a challenging case where there is no physical evidence and where — for the first time in Illinois history — a trial relies heavily on hearsay evidence. During closing arguments Tuesday, prosecutors implored jurors to use common sense in assessing the evidence, while the defense said the state fell far short of proving Peterson killed his third wife. Prosecutor Chris Koch began his remarks by walking up to the defense table, pointing at the 58-year-old Peterson and declaring in a booming voice, “It is clear this man killed Kathleen Savio.” Savio’s body was found in her bathtub — her hair soaked with blood and a gash on the back of her head. Prosecutors contend Peterson killed the 40-year-old aspiring nurse because he feared a pending divorce settlement would wipe him out financially. The defense contends she died in an accidental slip and fall. As he spoke, Koch displayed a photograph of a smiling Savio, juxtaposing it with another picture of her bloated corpse jammed into her bathtub. As he has during most of the six-week trial, Peterson looked on calmly from the defense table, occasionally taking notes or whispering something to his attorneys. Peterson is suspected but hasn’t been charged in Stacy Peterson’s disappearance. Prosecutors were barred from mentioning or hinting that she is presumed dead and that her husband is the lone suspect in her disappearance. While outside observers connect Savio’s death and Stacy Peterson’s disappearance, jurors aren’t supposed to factor that Stacy Peterson vanished into their deliberations. Punching his fist into his palm for emphasis, Koch told jurors Thursday that Drew Peterson broke into his estranged wife’s home — just a few blocks from Drew and Stacy Peterson’s house in Bolingbrook — in the early morning hours before March 1, 2004.

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same meeting with reporters where Lieberman spoke. “The reason they’re probably not pushing back on Iran is because they don’t see how this ends. There’s an amazing lack of American leadership, and it’s beginning to show on all fronts,” Graham added. The three hawkish senators said the dispute was one example of how U.S. influence is in dwindling Iraq even after it pumped in billions of dollars of aid and fought a nine-year war that ousted the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein and cost nearly 4,500 American lives. Ali al-Moussawi, media adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, confirmed that Iranian planes are flying over Iraq to deliver goods to Syria. But he said Tehran has assured al-Maliki that the flights are carrying only food and other humanitarian aid to help victims of Syria’s civil war. Iraqi and American officials say the U.S. believes otherwise. They said U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has promised to send al-Maliki

evidence that the flights contain weapons to help Assad’s regime — something that would be a violation of a U.N. Security Council agreement. “The Iraqi government is carefully monitoring this issue both in the sky and ground,” al-Moussawi told The Associated Press. He said Iraq has warned Iran against flying weapons though its airspace. “The Iranian government has said that it respects our decisions,” he insisted. “Until now, there is no evidence of any violation in this regard, and if anyone has any evidence, they should bring it to us and we will take the needed measures,” al-Moussawi said. He said Biden promised to show al-Maliki proof of the weapons shipments about a month ago — but claimed the Iraqis never received it. Iraq has insisted it is not taking sides in the uprising. But its Shiite-led government has been trying to foster closer ties with Shiite Iran over the last several years, even as western powers have demanded that Assad step down.

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 5, the 249th day of 2012. There are 117 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 5, 1972, terrorism struck the Munich Olympics as members of the Palestinian group Black September attacked the Israeli delegation; 11 Israelis, five guerrillas and a police officer were killed in the resulting siege. On this date: In 1774, the first Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia. In 1793, the Reign of Terror began during the French Revolution as the National Convention instituted harsh measures to repress counterrevolutionary activities. In 1836, Sam Houston was elected president of the Republic of Texas. In 1912, American avantgarde composer John Cage was born in Los Angeles. In 1914, the First Battle of the Marne, resulting in a BY eD GeBert DHi correspondent French-British victory over Germany, began during World War I. In 1939, four days after war had broken out in Europe, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation declaring U.S. neutrality in the conflict. In 1945, JapaneseAmerican Iva Toguri D’Aquino, suspected of being wartime broadcaster “Tokyo Rose,” was arrested in Yokohama. (D’Aquino was later convicted of treason and served six years in prison; she was pardoned in 1977 by President Gerald R. Ford.) In 1957, the novel “On the Road,” by Jack Kerouac, was first published by Viking Press. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed legislation making aircraft hijackings a federal crime. In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford escaped an attempt on his life by Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, a disciple of Charles Manson, in Sacramento, Calif. In 1986, four hijackers who had seized a Pan Am jumbo jet on the ground in Karachi, Pakistan, opened fire when the lights inside the plane failed; a total of 22 people were killed in the hijacking. In 1997, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II broke the royal reticence over Princess Diana’s death, delivering a televised address in which she called her former daughterin-law “a remarkable person.” Mother Teresa died in Calcutta, India, at age 87; conductor Sir Georg Solti (johrj SHOL’-tee) died in France at age 84. Ten years ago: Afghan President Hamid Karzai (HAH’-mihd KAHR’-zy) survived an assassination attempt in Kandahar, hours after an explosives-packed car tore through a Kabul market. Actor Cliff Gorman, who’d won a Tony for portraying comedian Lenny Bruce in the 1971 play “Lenny,” died in New York at age 65. tion. Hipsley must complete his treatment program to have an opportunity to have this conviction sealed. Shane Seekings, 27, Van Wert, pleaded guilty to a pair of fifth-degree felony counts of trafficking in drugs in separate cases. Seekings pleaded guilty to one of two counts against him stemming from a Jan. 16 incident. One of the two counts was reduced to a fifth-degree felony while the other was dismissed. However a third charge was filed by the County Prosecutor’s Office based on a Jan. 18 incident. Seekings pleaded guilty to that count. Sentencing on both counts was scheduled for Oct. 16.

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High temperature Tuesday in Delphos was 85 degrees, low was 70. Rainfall was recorded at .40 inch. High a year ago today was 76, low was 63. Record high for today is 96, set in 1954. Record low is 43, set in 1959. WeAtHer ForeCAst tri-county Associated Press toniGHt: Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and storms. Lows in the mid 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. tHUrsDAY: Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and storms in the morning. Then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 80s. Northwest winds around 10 mph. tHUrsDAY niGHt: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. North winds around 5 mph. FriDAY: Partly cloudy in the morning.


Van Wert man sent to prison on complicity charge
VAN WERT — A Van Wert man who was found guilty of complicity to trafficking in heroin, but not guilty of trafficking in heroin during a June trial was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in prison in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas. Kasey Schisler, 24, was given credit for 50 days already served, but was ordered to pay court costs. Schisler was tried June 26-27 when the split decision was given by a jury of seven women and five men. He was convicted of acting as a so-called sidekick to 21-year-old Delaquan Dion “Slim” McCleskey of Dayton. McCleskey was convicted of three felony counts of dealing in heroin, but because of his lack of an adult criminal record, only received community control. Also on Tuesday, Michael Hipsley, 27, Van Wert, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree felony drug possession. He then requested and was granted treatment in lieu of convic-

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Strickland, Zimmann focus on auto workers
Former Governor Ted Strickland took the stage at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, where he criticized Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for opposing the 2009 automotive rescue loans. “Mitt Romney proudly wrote an op-ed article, ‘Let Detroit Go Bankrupt,’” Strickland said. “If he had had his way, devastation would have cascaded from Michigan to Ohio and across the nation.” In his speech, Strickland also shared the stories of workers whose jobs were saved from the auto rescue, including Northwest Ohio residents Ina Sidney of Perrysburg and James Fayson of Toledo. The automotive industry has become a key focus of this year’s election, especially in Ohio – a swing state where one in eight jobs is based in the auto industry. In Northwest Ohio, members of United Auto Workers Local 211 are making their own appeal to voters in the newly competitive Fifth U.S. Congressional District: Representative Bob Latta failed to support the auto industry, and they want him out of Congress. In an online ad released by the Angela Zimmann campaign Friday, employees at the Defiance General Motors Powertrain plant criticized Rep. Latta for voting against the 2009 auto rescue loans, which saved GM and Chrysler from bankruptcy. “The auto industry means a lot to my family, my kids. When Bob Latta voted against it, he was voting against my family,” said Chad Cattell, an employee at Defiance GM Powertrain. The Defiance GM Powertrain plant, which first opened in 1948, is one of the largest employers in Defiance County, employing over 1,200 employees. According to Greg Nartker, who also works at Defiance GM Powertrain, Latta’s vote against the auto loans “was a slap in the face to all union members across the state.” Zimmann, an engineer and a union member, is an active union supporter and has received numerous endorsements from local and national labor organizations, including UAW Local 211. On Monday, Zimmann lead the annual Toledo Labor Day parade alongside Senator Sherrod Brown and Representative Marcy Kaptur. The parade, which brought an estimated 10,000


CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal lawsuit charges that rules at a renovated urban park in Cincinnati target homeless and poor people. The U.S. District Court suit filed Tuesday cites such rules as prohibiting rummaging through trash and recycling bins, and dropping off food or clothing at Washington Park. The park reopened this summer after a $48 million renovation that included adding a water park and underground garage. Three Over-the-Rhine neighborhood residents sued the Cincinnati park board and parks director. They allege violations of free speech and assembly rights, and open meetings laws. They seek unspecified damages and attorney fees, and an injunction against enforcing the rules. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the city solicitor said rules signs were taken down earlier, as the city tries to work with concerned residents.

Partisans still fighting over early voting
COLUMBUS (AP) — The state election chief on Tuesday barred counties from setting voting hours on disputed early-voting days, saying that establishing new times would confuse voters while a legal battle brought by President Barack Obama’s campaign continues. A federal judge last week granted a request from the campaign to give all voters in the key swing state the option of casting their ballots in person during the three days before Election Day. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Tuesday in a court filing that he’s appealing the decision to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. At issue is a part of the state’s law that cuts off early voting for most residents on the Friday evening before a Tuesday election. The law makes an exception for military personnel and Ohio voters living overseas. Secretary of State Jon Husted issued a directive to boards on Tuesday, saying they were “strictly prohibited” from determining hours for the Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday before the election because a court could later change them. “Announcing new hours before the court case reaches final resolution will only serve to confuse voters,” he said, adding that it would also conflict with his previous order that established uniform hours for the state. Husted, a Republican, has directed election boards in Ohio’s 88 counties to have the same early in-person voting hours on weekdays and have no hours on weekends. He said he’s confident there will be enough time for him at the conclusion of the appeals process to set hours on the final days before the Nov. 6 election. Democrats criticized DeWine and Husted’s actions on Tuesday, accusing them of being determined to limit voting opportunities. “Republicans should stop playing partisan games with our elections in a cynical attempt to sway the outcome,” Eric Kearney, the state Senate’s Democratic leader, said in a written state-

participants, featured more than 40 local unions. This year’s parade is the first since the overwhelming rejection of Republican Governor John Kasich’s union-busting Senate Bill 5 last November. The measure was voted down by 62 percent of voters in Ohio’s Fifth District, a slightly higher percentage than all Ohio voters. Union members, supporters, and their families showed at Monday’s parade that they are still energized and politically engaged by sporting campaign stickers, buttons, banners, and signs for several Democratic candidates, including Angela Zimmann.

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COLUMBUS (AP) — A central Ohio woman will serve at least 15 years in prison after she admitted videotaping herself performing sex acts with her 10-monthold son. Ashley Jessup pleaded guilty to one count of rape Tuesday and was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for at least 15 years. The 25-year-old Columbus woman offered no explanation for her actions, which included emailing the videos to her boyfriend. Prosecutors said Jessup sent the videos to her boyfriend last year in Michigan, where his ex-girlfriend discovered them on his computer and contacted police. The Columbus Dispatch report that the boyfriend, 24-year-old Jordan Russell, encouraged Jessup to commit the acts. He was sentenced to at least three years in prison after pleading guilty to computer crimes involving the sexual abuse of children.

Ohio begins crackdown on exotic animal ownership
COLUMBUS (AP) — Owners of exotic animals must soon start registering them with the state once a new law takes effect today. The state’s restrictions on exotic pets have been among the nation’s weakest. Efforts to strengthen the law took on new urgency after owner Terry Thompson released 50 animals, including black bears, mountain lions and Bengal tigers, from his farm in Zanesville last October, then committed suicide. Authorities killed 48 of the animals as a public safety measure. Two others were believed to have been eaten by other animals. An additional six animals were found in their cages and placed under quarantine at the Columbus zoo, where one died. In May, Thompson’s widow picked up the remaining five animals and returned them to the farm. Here’s a look at Ohio’s new law: Ohio residents will be banned from buying and selling dangerous wild animals. People are also generally prohibited from trading or transferring ownership, though that provision doesn’t apply in certain cases in which the owner dies. People will be banned from removing microchips implanted in the restricted animals. They also can’t remove the animals’ teeth or claws or knowingly release them back

ment. U.S. District Judge Peter Economus in Columbus issued a preliminary injunction on Friday, concluding that the state’s law was unconstitutional in changing the in-person early voting deadline and that the state was wrongly valuing certain votes above others. The judge’s ruling said he expected Husted to direct all county elections boards to maintain a specific, consistent schedule on those three days “in keeping with his earlier directive that only by doing so can he ensure that Ohio’s election process is ‘uniform, accessible for all, fair, and secure.”’ Obama’s campaign and Democrats had sued Husted and DeWine over the law. They argued everyone should have the chance to vote on those three days before the election. They said a series of legislative changes by state lawmakers had arbitrarily eliminated the opportunity for most Ohio residents to vote in person on those days, while giving military or overseas voters the chance to do so.

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DAYTON (AP) — A documentary about sexual assault in the U.S. military will be shown this month in southwest Ohio. There will be a public showing Sept. 13 at the Dayton Art Institute of “The Invisible War.” A private screening is set for Sept. 17. Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Turner of Dayton appears in the movie. He is co-chairman of a caucus on preventing sexual assault in the military. He and Mary Lauterbach of Vandalia promoted the movie Tuesday. A fellow Marine was convicted of killing Lauterbach’s pregnant daughter Maria in 2007. The 20-year-old woman had accused him of raping her. The Dayton Daily News reports that Lauterbach on Tuesday called sexual assault in the military “a cancer that eats away” at the core of trust and mutual respect.

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National debt hits $16T
By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department said Tuesday that the national debt has topped $16 trillion, the result of chronic government deficits that have poured more than $50,000 worth of red ink onto federal ledgers for every man, woman and child in the United States. The news was greeted with a round of press releases from Barack Obama’s GOP rivals, who used the grimbut-expected news to criticize the president for the government’s fiscal performance over his 3 1/2 years in office. Obama has presided over four straight years of trillion dollar-plus deficits after inheriting a weak economy from his predecessor, George W. Bush. “We can no longer push off the tough decisions until tomorrow,” said No. 2 House Republican Eric Cantor, R-Va. “It’s time to address the serious fiscal challenges we face and stop spending money we don’t have.” Last summer, Cantor dropped out of a set of budget talks hosted by Vice President Joe Biden, citing the insistence of the White House on tax increases to help close deficits that require the government to borrow 33 cents of every dollar it spends. The spiraling debt means that lawmakers and the eventual winner of the White House in November will have to pass a law early next year to raise the government’s borrowing cap from the current ceiling of $16.39 trillion. Passing such legislation last year proved enormously difficult and the nation’s credit rating suffered. First, however, lawmakers will try during a post-election lame duck session to renew Bush-era tax cuts and head off a round of forced budget austerity as automatic budget cuts are scheduled in January to slam both the Pentagon and domestic programs. Those cuts were required by another failed set of budget talks last fall by a bipartisan “supercommittee.” GOP vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin piled on as well. “Of all the broken promises from President Obama, this is probably the worst one, because this debt is threatening jobs today, it’s threatening prosperity today and it is guaranteeing that our children and grandchildren get a diminished future,” Ryan told supporters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Ryan was named to Obama’s debt commission but voted against a proposal by its co-chairs. He declined an

DEAR EDITOR, In regards to your article in Saturday’s paper about Delphos moving to a state wide radio system, I would like to add some insight, to the actual substance of the article itself and the statement by Mr. Berquist that the radios we received were free. The radios we received cost $280,000 and yes they have been setting on a shelf for at least a year because city council would not approve the $10,000 per year fee to put them to full function. Did the city of Delphos pay $280,000 for those radios? No but the tax payers did. Federally funded? The taxpayers also probably paid for those radios we may (or may not) communicate with in Cleveland and Indiana, more on this later. I have no problem spending $280,000 on radios if we needed them, but we do not! We have a perfectly functional radio system for our police, fire and EMS. We can reach Lima and Van Wert consistently. If we need to communicate with Cleveland we have the phone system, which brings me to my second point. The system being forced upon us operates at a frequency of 800 megahertz. The reliable distance for radios at this frequency is about 5 miles. The technology for us to talk to Cleveland on this system relies 100% on the internet. I’m not even sure we would have consistent and reliable contact with Lima or Van Wert without it. If the phone system is down because of any catastrophic event, like the June 29 storm that hit Delphos, my guess is we will not have the internet either, which we did not. This would leave us to ourselves. I have not and will not support any part of this system. Council has been led to believe that the $20 per month per radio to operate this system was going to drop to $5 per month, either way, right now our system only costs us the maintenance to operate the radios, and, we are in control. If we keep stretching our general fund, taxes will have to go up, but not with my vote. Just as a side note. How do we get 16 trillion dollars in debt? Free radios! Jim Knebel Councilman 3rd Ward

Conventions highlight a Hispanic split

One Year Ago • Ottoville VFW Commander Otto Wenzlick and Fort Jennings American Legion Commander Ken Miller presented donations to Putnam County Airport Authority Vice President Keith Moorman Thursday. The $1,151 will be used to install a flag pole at the airport’s new terminal building. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Seventeen members attended the Ottoville Senior Citizens card party Aug. 27 at Veterans of Foreign Wars social rooms. Valeria Siefker, Beatrice Stepleton and Edwina Byrne are the committee to serve both September parties. Pinochle winners were Valeria Siefker, high, and Josephine Bockrath, second. Euchre winners were Herb Bockrath and Edwin Wannemacher. • Fort Jennings golfers beat Miller City 172-180 Tuesday at Pike Run in Ottawa. Dan Good led Fort Jennings with a 42. Jim Cook and Steve Schroeder shots 43s and Brad Yerick a 44. Miller City’s Dan Dulle took medalist honors with a 41. Steve Brown shot a 45, Jeff Rosengarten, 46; and Scott Niese, 48. • In a special ceremony following ribbon-cutting activities to open the Van Wert County, members of the Van Wert County commissioners office presented items to J. Bartley of the Ohio Attorney General’s office for inclusion in a time capsule honoring the 200 years of the signing of the U.S. Constitution and the Northwest Ordinance. The 5-foot tall capsule will be buried in Marietta on Sept. 17, 1987, and be opened in 100 years. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • One of the earliest threshing machines ever built will be on display during Old Fashioned Days. The threshing machine dates from about 1880 and has a stacker instead of a blower. It has a horizontal boiler and operates under steam pressure. It will actually operate under steam Sept. 15, and it will be on display on Main Street near the intersection of Second the evening of Sept. 14. • The Catholic Ladies of Columbia met in regular session Tuesday evening in the Knights of Columbus club rooms on Elida Avenue, at which time the group made a donation of $100 to St. John’s School Band toward the purchase of new uniforms. Following the meeting cards were played with prizes in bid euchre going to Clara Landwehr and Valeria Siefker and in five-hundred to Eleanor Mueller and Bertha Schmelzer. • Harry J. Miller, former Delphos service director, died Tuesday shortly after being admitted to Defiance Memorial Hospital. He had served as service director for the city of Delphos from 1956 to 160. He was a member of the Delphos Republican Club, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Dads Club. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • A group of Delphos Boy Scouts left Friday afternoon on the annual first class trip which has been a scouting event over Labor Day for a number of years past. Included in the trip were: Scouts – James Hotz, Robert Kindley, Paul Birkmeier, Carl Hotz, Junior and Richard Shirack; auto drivers, William B. Gladen and O. J. Birkmeier, and Scout Leader A. J. Laudick. • A group of local sportsmen met Thursday evening at the Frank Osting home and organized the Old Time Coon Hunters Club. An election of officers was held and Frank Osting was named as president. Other officers named are: Doyle Burkholder, vice president; James Counsellor, secretary and treasurer; Clarence Miller, N. B. Diltz and David Gold, trustees. • Harold Wannemacher of near Ottoville, will broadcast over radio station WBLY, Lima, at 2 p.m. Saturday. Mildred Harpster and Forest Fought of Delphos, will also appear on the program with Wannemacher.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hispanics with the highest profiles in this year’s political conventions, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, stand as opposites in a cultural and political split that has divided millions of U.S. Latinos for decades. Republicans chose Rubio, who is Cuban-American, to introduce Mitt Romney at the party’s convention last week. Democrats, meeting this week in Charlotte, N.C., picked Castro, who is MexicanAmerican, as keynote speaker, the role that launched a young Barack Obama to national political prominence. Although they often are lumped together as Hispanics, Rubio and Castro are emblematic of acute political distinctions between MexicanAmericans, who are the largest Latino group in the U.S., and Cuban-Americans, who are the most politically active. Despite their shared language, these two constituencies have different histories in the United States and are subjected to distinctions in immigration policy that go easier on Cuban immigrants. “Historically, many CubanAmericans for the last few decades have tended to be a little more conservative. So it’s not surprising that you would see Sen. Rubio and the Republican nominee for Senate in Texas, Ted Cruz, running as Republicans,” Castro told The Associated Press. “And I don’t begrudge them for that. I think the policies they espouse are wrong, are not the best ones. But, you know, they’re doing what they believe. And I applaud them for that.” Rubio, 41, was born in Miami. His parents left their native Cuba for the U.S. 2 1/2 years before Fidel Castro overthrew the Cuban government. Fifty-nine percent of Cubans in the U.S. in 2010 were foreign-born, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, and three-quarters were American citizens.

First lady: Obama is just like you
By JULIE PACE Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michelle Obama’s message: President Barack Obama is just like you. “Barack knows the American Dream because he’s lived it,” the first lady told the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday in an address intended to reassure voters that her husband shares their values — hard work, perseverance and optimism — while also drawing a contrast between him and Mitt Romney. The point was clear as she wove a tapestry of their early years together, when money was tight and times were tough, when they were “so in love, and so in debt.” She reminisced about the man who now occupies the Oval Office pulling his favorite coffee table out of the trash and wearing dress shoes that were half a size too small. And she told stories about a president who still takes time to eat dinner with his daughters nearly every night, answering their questions about the news and strategizing about middle-school friendships. With a mix of personal anecdotes and policy talk, Mrs. Obama’s speech was her most political yet. “Today, after so many struggles and triumphs and moments that have tested my husband in ways I never could have imagined, I have seen firsthand that being president doesn’t change who you are — it reveals who you are,” she said. To that end, the first lady painted a portrait of a leader who knows the struggles of everyday Americans, who listens to them as president and who pushes an agenda with their interests in mind. “That’s the man I see in those quiet moments late at night, hunched over his desk, poring over the letters people have sent him,” she said. “I see the concern in his eyes ... and I hear the determination in his voice as he tells me, ‘You won’t believe what these folks are going through, Michelle. . It’s not right. We’ve got to keep working to fix this. We’ve got so much more to do.” She added: “I see how that’s what drives Barack Obama every single day.” As she stood in the center of the convention’s bluecarpeted stage, Mrs. Obama’s words went straight to the core of the contrast Democrats are trying to draw between Obama and Romney. They say the president is pushing policies to boost the middle class, while Romney wants to protect the wealthy and hope their success trickles down. Once a reluctant political spouse, Mrs. Obama delved

invitation by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to try again on the supercommittee. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said: “This debt will not only be a liability for our kids and grandkids, but economists also tell us that it will limit economic growth and kill millions of jobs now and in the future.” Portman was a member of last year’s failed supercommittee, which deadlocked over taxes and cuts to popular benefit programs. The debt topped the $16 trillion mark on Friday. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said the government will likely reach its debt limit at the end of the year. However, Geithner has said he will be able to employ various “extraordinary measures” to keep the government operating until sometime early next year. Geithner would need to use these measures if Congress, as expected, fails to tackle the debt limit by year’s end. Last year’s prolonged impasse between the GOPdominated House and Democrats controlling the Senate and the White House contributed to a move by the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s to lower America’s AAA bond rating for the first time in the country’s history, nudging it down a notch to AA+ for long-term securities.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Much ponderous, chin-stroking analysis has followed the Republican National Convention’s un-highlight — the 10-minute monologue by the erstwhile Dirty Harry/ Blondie/Rowdy Yates when Clint Eastwood conversed with an empty chair. What could it mean? Who allowed him to do that? What in the world were Republicans thinking? And then The Thoughtful Ones commenced: What a waste of network time, a distraction from Mitt Romney’s moment. A faux narrative that keeps facts at bay and silliness front and center. It was disrespectful to the president. This is what it’s come to ... Oh, do drench thy couch with tears. Confession: As I watched Eastwood from a seat in the convention center in Tampa, I thought: Hmmmm. What is this? Is it funny? Is it sad? Did he really say, “I can’t tell [Romney] to do that. He can’t do that to himself.” Strange as it was, the overwhelming mood was, oh, well, it’s Clint Eastwood. Let him be Clint! But who knew Clint was a comedian? Several days later, as the harrumphing subsides and the American zeitgeist has its way, it turns out that Eastwood was brilliant in a Garry Trudeau-

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more deeply into the details of her husband’s policies than she has in her previous speeches. She promoted his health care overhaul, push for tax cuts for middle income earners and the auto bailout. And she took on the economy, her husband’s biggest political liability, arguing that he “brought our economy back from the brink of collapse to creating jobs again.” “In the end, for Barack, these issues aren’t political. They’re personal,” she said. The first lady, wearing a bright pink dress, drew thunderous applause from the crowd and chants of “four more years” that are more often reserved for the president. At the White House, Obama watched his wife’s speech with the couple’s two young daughters. “I’m going to try to not let them see their daddy cry because when Michelle starts talking, I start getting all misty,” the president said at rally earlier Tuesday in Norfolk, Va. Mrs. Obama will likely have one more turn in the convention spotlight later this week. She is expected to introduce her husband Thursday night when he accepts the Democratic nomination before a crowd of up to 74,000 and a television audience of millions across the country.
welcome Clint Eastwood. “I’ve got a couple of questions ... I want to ask Clint Eastwood. But first, buddy, what do you have to say for yourself? I didn’t hear you. ... Clint’s been sitting here for the past hour. He doesn’t have anything to say for himself. Mitt Romney has nothing to say for himself. Paul Ryan has nothing to say for himself. We’ve got to make our voices heard. ... If we do that, we will win in November. So I say to you, Dirty Harry: ‘Dirty Harry, make my day!’” Whereupon Saunders knocked the empty chair off the stage. The ensuing thud was commentary. As they say, it isn’t so much the joke; it’s how you tell it. All complaints about silliness and disrespect, meanwhile, will be drowned out by the deafening smirk of our nation’s unruly, irreverent crowd. More than any people on the planet, Americans love a good joke. We are iconoclasts at heart and any pretender to righteousness will be slain not by the bully but by the barb. The person who takes himself too seriously tosses an empty chair off the stage. The man who couldn’t care less chats with no one and rides off into the sunset. In America’s most durable narrative, the cowboy always wins.

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ian way. Just as “Doonesbury” creator Trudeau gave readers simple symbols by which to imagine and mock political figures — Dan Quayle’s feather; George W. Bush’s asterisk; George H.W. Bush’s point of light -- Eastwood gave Republicans a near-perfect metaphor for their nemesis. For GOPers, Barack Obama was always an empty suit, but a suit on a hanger would have been logistically problematic for Eastwood, who apparently asked for the chair last minute. Was he planning this all along and knew he’d have to fool his handlers in order to pull off his own private joke? Eastwood isn’t saying. He’s had his fun and no doubt is enjoying the handwringing in his wake. Unscripted, unchecked and — at 82 not much concerned with aftermaths — Eastwood essentially goofed on everyone, amusing himself at the president’s expense. Before pundits had a chance to organize their outrage, The Empty Chair had

become an Internet sensation with a Twitter account. Less than a week later, It has had its own day. While Democrats were partying on Labor Day in Charlotte, Republicans were celebrating National Empty Chair Day by posting pictures of empty chairs. Among the primary instigators are bloggers. It’s a fair wager that The Empty Chair will be around for a while. Eastwood’s prank, though scorned by Democrats — those pillars of decorum — is now being embraced by the other side. Suggestions abound for comparable comebacks, including one involving Betty White and a toilet. Fill in your own one-liner, keeping in mind that elderly people can get away with saying anything. Apparently. The empty chair even found its way to Charlotte on the eve of the Democratic National Convention, where it made an appearance during a speech by Lee Saunders, head of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. After ignoring the chair during most of his speech to Wisconsin’s delegates (he made similar remarks to Ohio’s delegates), Saunders said, “I don’t know if you noticed, but you see this chair? ... He’s been listening to everything I had to say. So I want you to

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Laundry hindered by mechanical malfunction
BY LOVINA EICHER Laundry is hanging on the lines drying really quickly with the sun and breeze blowing. It took longer than usual to do the washing as the motor on the washing machine kept shutting down. I will have to have my husband Joe look at it when he comes home from work. We usually wash clothes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays but had to wait until today because we were out of gas. It is not fun filling up the gas jugs in town when the gas is over $4 a gallon. It would be lots cheaper to do laundry the way we did when we were growing up. It was a lot harder work, though, and I remember how tiresome it was to push the handle on the washing machine back and forth. Mom would set the timer for a certain many minutes on each load. I remember that there were a few times when I would set the timer off before it was done. I am sure that Mom caught on that some loads were done faster than others. Another thing back then, we did not have a motor on our well pump. We had a windmill so on windy days the wind would pump the water to the water tank for the animals. Days when there was not enough wind to make the windmill go, we had to pump the water by hand. It would seem to take forever to get those stop tanks. Cold water was also pumped over the milk cans to cool the milk off quickly. We would take turns pumping and that chore would get tiresome, too. When we first moved to our own place after Joe and I were married we did not have a windmill. Joe would pump the water to the tank for horses and our cow and calf. Later on we did get a motor that Joe would hook on the pump and move to my washing machine on wash days. (Editor’s Note: Old Order Amish communities vary from place to place, some allow gasolinepowered motors, others do not. Lovina’s community permits them.) I would sometime decide to do laundry after Joe left for work so I soon figured out how to change the motor from the pump to the washing machine. This is the same motor that I use on my washing machine 16 years later. It is probably seeing the end of its days. We didn’t have a cistern pump right away. Joe would take 5 gallon buckets out of the cistern for me to do laundry. It always looked dangerous so we did get a cistern pump then. Now I am spoiled when I can just run hot water into my washing machine and not have to carry and heat the water first. Last night we attended the open house at the school. The children could meet their new teachers. They had hot dog sandwiches, carrots, celery


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TODAY 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Kiwanis Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. Delphos Civil Service Commission meets at Municipal Building. 7:30 p.m. — Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street. 9 p.m. — Fort Jennings Lions Club meets at the Outpost Restaurant. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Ladies Club, Trinity United Methodist Church. 7 p.m. — Delphos Emergency Medical Service meeting, EMS building, Second Street. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Chapter 23, Order of Eastern Star, meets at the Masonic Temple, North Main Street. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club meets at the A&W Drive-In, 924 E. Fifth St.

sticks, cauliflower, oranges and grapes for everyone to eat. We sure do appreciate the school moving all of Loretta’s classes to the first floor lower level. It will be so much easier for her to not have to climb the stairs. School doors will open on Tuesdays, September 4. Son Kevin will have his 7th birthday on Sunday, September 2. It is so hard to believe our youngest is that age. Kevin said he wants cupcakes instead of a cake. Also a happy 40th birthday to my editor to Kevin Williams. We wish you God’s blessings on your birthday and always. My husband Joe is off work for the Labor day weekend so he will have a 4 day break. Daughter Elizabeth will be off on Monday as well. I had enough tomatoes to can more tomato juice this week. Red beets are ready to be canned but we will leave that until next week. I will share a recipe that a reader sent to me. REFRIGERATOR COOKIES 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla One and one half cups flour Half teaspoon baking soda Half teaspoon salt Cream shortening, add sugar eggs and vanilla. Mix well, sift together dry ingredients. Add to other ingredients. Shape into a log. Place in refrigerator for several hours or overnight. Slice and bake 10 minutes at 375.

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Coldwater bests Blue Jays DELPHOS — St. John’s took the halftime lead but the Coldwater girls soccer team scored twice in the second half to grab a 2-1 victory Tuesday at the Annex. “We got the lead and we kept trying to add to it. We were getting good shots off all day but couldn’t finish; we’re a bit unlucky with that right now,” St. John’s coach John Munoz noted. “We also had a couple of defensive breakdowns that proved costly; they might seem to be insignificant but they seem to always end up hurting us in the end. It’s those kinds of things we are addressing but it takes time with so many inexperienced players. Our girls are working hard and making strides and we’re rotating people to keep them fresh. We’re improving and that’s all I can ask.” The Jays — who outshot the also inexperienced Cavaliers (3-2-1) 17-12 — were minus four players due to injuries. Senior Jessica Recker got the only tally for the Lady Blue Jays (1-5) at the 7:48 mark of the first half, firing the orb past Cavalier netminder Alanna Severt (10 saves). Leslie Stelzer got both of the visitors’ goals in the second half: one off a failure to clear the ball by the Blue and Gold defense and the other off a cross at the 5-minute mark; getting them by Jays’ sophomore keeper Samantha Wehri (7 saves). “We graduated 11 seniors from last year and we have 14 players that are first-time players. We have four seniors that have played all four years,” Coldwater coach Scott Brinkman noted. “What we’re learning now is how not to get down when we get down. Those 1-0 deficits can turn into 4-0 deficits in a hurry if you let them and these girls are doing well — especially considering our youth — not hanging their heads when they fall behind.” Both teams return to the pitch on the road Thursday: St. John’s at crosstown rival Jefferson (5 p.m.) and Coldwater at St. Marys Memorial (7 p.m.). ---Lady ’Dawgs win cross country quad BATH TOWNSHIP — The Elida girls cross country team bested Bath 23-36 in Tuesday night’s quad match at Bath High School. Tori Bowen won the race for the Lady Bulldogs and Aly Turrentine third. Also running were St. John’s — Anna Mueller second, Megan Joseph third and Teresa Pohlman eighth — and Lima Senior but neither had enough for a team score. The Elida boys had enough for a team score. Gaerid Littler won that race and Josh Bull was fifth. Curtis Pohlman of the Blue Jays came in second and Aaron Hellman fourth. St. John’s and Elida are in Saturday’s (9 a.m.) Spencerville Bearcat Invitational. VARSITY (5K) Girls Team Scores: Elida 23, Bath 36. Top 10 Individuals: 1. Tori Bowen (E) 23:02; 2. Anna Mueller (S) 23:15; 3. Megan Joseph (S) 23:36; 4. Aly Turrentine (E) 23:53; 5. Frey (B) 25:01; 6. Inskeep (B) 25:12; 7. Katie Hinegardner (E) 26:10; 8. Teresa Pohlman (S) 26:27; 9. Liccak (L) 27:47; 10. Chiles (L) 28:04. Other Elida finishers (19 Runners): 12. Helena VanSickle 29:56; 13. Torrye Brinkman 29:59; 14. Hannah Malone 30:33; 15. Ashley Ulrich 31:39. Boys Team Scores: Elida 15. Top 10 Individuals: 1.


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Lady ’Cats punish Rangers

A perfect assist from sophomore Bailey Miller allows Jefferson sophomore Kylee Haehn to drills a shot to the back of the net for the Wildcats’ 7th goal in Tuesday’s 7-2 drubbing of the New Knoxville club team at Hamel Memorial Field.

St. John’s senior Jessica Recker attempts to gain control of the orb against Coldwater Tuesday at the Annex. She scored the Blue Jays only goal from a Madison Kreeger assist but the Jays lost 2-1.
Gaerid Littler (E) 18:52; 2. Curtis Pohlman (S) 18:53; 3. Sterling (B) 18:56; 4. Aaron Hellman (S) 20:56; 5. Josh Bull (E) 21:17; 6. Tarbet (L) 21:31; 7. McConnell (B) 21:38; 8. Anthony Hale (S) 22:48; 9. Alex Dukehart (S) 32:000; 10. Jordan Coulter (E) 23:04. Other Local Finishers (19 Runners): 12. Logan Malone (E) 24:35; 13. Eric Anthony (E) 24:44; ... 16. Todd Rode (S) 25:22; 17. Zack Holycross (E) 26:02. JUNIOR HIGH (3,200 METERS) Girls Individuals: 1. Lauren Bull (E) 16:01; 2. Inskeep (B) 16:44; 3. Albana-Sellati (L) 16:59; 4. Taylor Kesler (E) 18:07; 5. Aerianna Littler (E) 18:32; 6. Upthegrove (L) 24:03. Boys Top 10 Individuals (15 Runners): 1. Nick Pohlman (S) 13:45; 2. Schmidt (B) 13:55; 3. Dalton Buetner (E) 15:06; 4. Caleb Newland (E) 15:07; 5. Trevor Brookman (E) 15:16; 6. Z. Lyles (B) 16:19; 7. Shoemaker (L) 16:49; 8. Evan Yonut (E) 16:55; 9. Risner (B) 17:40; 10. D. Lyles (B) 18:30; 11. Noah Paris (E) 18:47; 12. Williams (L) 18:55; 13. Gavin Peare (E) 20:18; 14. Marshall (L) 24:05; 15. Booth (L) 28:27. ---Cougars sweep Lady Green in volleyball By Brian Bassett DHI Correspondent VAN WERT - The Van Wert Lady Cougar volleyball team hosted the Ottoville Lady Green in the Cougars’ Den Tuesday evening and came away with a 25-16, 25-23, 25-19 sweep over the non-conference visitors. The Lady Cougars stormed out to a 15-11 lead to open the first set. A trio of Lady Green errors, a service ace by sophomore Amanda Coplin and a kill by sophomore Alexis Dowdy extended that to 20-11. Ottoville fought back within 21-14 when sophomore Annie Lindeman notched a kill. The Lady Cougars held strong, however, and earned game-point on a block by junior Taylor Doidge and won it on a forceful Alexis Dowdy kill. The teams jumped out to a 3-3 tie to open the second set but three Lady Green attack errors gave Van Wert a 6-3 lead. An ace by sophomore Alexa Dunlap later gave Van Wert an 11-5 lead and forced an Ottoville timeout. The break helped the Lady Green rally; a block by senior Abby Siefker, a block by senior Nikki Burgei and a Van Wert error all helped tie the set at 19. The Cougars regained their composure and rattled off three consecutive points and force an Ottoville timeout. A Lady Cougar service error and a Burgei kill brought Ottoville within one but Van Wert got a quick point to return the lead to two. Dunlap gave Van Wert set point with a kill and, two volleys later, an Ottoville error gave the Lady Cougars a 2-set lead. The small Van Wert squad found success against the much taller front line all evening. Three Ottoville errors gave Van Wert a 3-0 lead to open the third set, continuing a trend of sloppy play that plagued the Lady Green the entire match. They rallied to tie it at 5 on a tip from junior Kara Schimmoeller and a kill by Lindeman. The Lady Cougars got a point from Alexis Dowdy, a kill from Doidge and an ace from junior Claire Gamble to regain the lead, 8-5. The visitors continued to struggle in their attack and the hosts later ran the lead to 23-18. The pattern continued, with a Lady Cougar error followed by two from the Lady Green as the match ended. Ottoville visits Jefferson Thursday (6 p.m. JV) and the Lady Cougars (2-1) host Kenton. ----Rangers sweep Lady Bearcats NEW KNOXVILLE — New Knoxville’s volleyballers handed invading Spencerville a 25-8, 25-22, 25-8 loss Tuesday night. Leading the Lady Bearcats were senior Ashley Gilroy (9 digs), senior Shelby Mulholland (3 kills), sophomore Schylar Miller (4 assists) and classmate Alysa Smith (2 aces). Spencerville is in the Kalida Pioneer Festival 9 a.m. Saturday.

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FORT JENNINGS — The Jefferson girls soccer team has had over a week to rest and heal up after starting the season with four matches in seven days. It looked like the rest did wonders on a damp and humid Tuesday afternoon at Keith Hamel Memorial Field in Fort Jennings as the The Lady Wildcats exploded with two goals in the first four minutes and played a pretty steady match in dismantling New Knoxville’s club team 7-2. “We came out with a lot of energy today. We needed that break; we gave the girls some time to rest and get healthier,” Jefferson coach Josiah Stober said. “We also went back to the fundamentals of the game. We worked on our passing, keeping our heads up when on passing, making runs, where the ball needs to go and so forth.” The Wildcats (2-3) got on the board at 38:12 when sophomore midfielder Elisabeth Miller struck for a tally past Lady Ranger netminder Jenna Metzger (19 saves versus 28 shots on-goal). It became 2-0 at the 36-minute mark when freshman striker Logan Hamilton fired from the right wing and deflected the 15-yarder off the goalkeeper’s hands and into the twine. The Wildcats kept firing away but couldn’t quite find the mark right away. Meantime, senior keeper Paige Miller (12 saves vs. 14 shots on-goal) came up big at 28:45 when the visitors got a 3-on-0 break, with Kyla Otting in the middle. Miller came out to cut off the angle and deflected the hard 16-yarder, also colliding with the charging forward, At 27:10, Otting again had a great chance to score but her 12-yarder from the right side hit the near post. At 23:51, the Lady Rangers halved their deficit. Off a deflection, Lydia Felty got control open in the middle of the 18-yard box. Her 14-yarder found the right side for a 2-1 deficit. However, the Wildcats’ deeper bench (16 total players versus 13 dressed for the guests) began to take over. At 21:38, off a free kick, the Knoxville defense failed to clear a ball. Sophomore midfielder Bailey Miller got control in the middle and fired a 13-yarder to the right side for a 3-1 lead. The Red and White continued to press the attack, as did the Rangers. At 18:58, Otting went

high on a 25-yarder that was deflected by the keeper and hit the right post; her team could not get a follow shot as the orb was cleared. The ’Cats got a 3-goal cushion at 13:46 when sophomore striker Kylee Haehn — fed by Bailey Miller — got control from 14 yards and went right post to the left side of the twine. Paige Miller made two nice stops as the half wound down: at 10:04, when she dove to stop a 17-yarder by Otting; and at 5:31, when she deflected an 18-yarder by Emma Champagne. The home team grabbed a 5-1 halftime bulge at 2:33 when Hamilton — with an assist from sophomore Adrie Miller — got on a run down the right side and fired a 14-yarder from the post to the far corner. The defenses seemed to take over in the second half as both teams were firing from farther out and the keepers were getting saves. Paige Miller knocked wide an 18-yarder from Otting at 28:12, while she got a break at 25:32 when Otting’s 19-yarder from the right side hit off the crossbar and she eventually got control. Metzger also got a break at 24:30 when senior Rachel Miller got an open chance from the left side and her 12-yarder hit off the bar and out of bounds; she also made a diving stop on a 12-yarder from Haehn at 19:10. At 17:30, though, with a clearly tiring Knoxville defense, the Red and White got a 3-on-0 jailbreak. Haehn’s 12-yarder from the left side was deflected by the keeper but right to Elisabeth Miller on the opposite side, knocking the orb in from the doorstep of the post for a 6-1 edge. The Wildcats closed their scoring at 12:14. Bailey Miller’s cross from the right side found Haehn open on the left post; her 8-yarder found its mark for a 7-1 spread. The visitors got their final tally against freshman backup keeper Tasha Shaeffer (3 saves vs. 4 shots). At 6:25, Otting’s 13-yarder from the left side was deflected right to Catlin Magato on the other side and she knocked it in from close range. “Our girls were also more relaxed today. That comes from understanding the game a little bit more each time out,” Stober added. “We were aggressive today, especially taking shots. We are putting them in good position to take more shots and the girls are understanding what they need to do. Jefferson hosts St. John’s 5 p.m. Thursday.

The Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct P F PA Buffalo 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Miami 0 0 0 .000 0 0 New England 0 0 0 .000 0 0 N.Y. Jets 0 0 0 .000 0 0 South W L T Pct P 0 0 F

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During Tuesday’s quad meet at Bath High School, St. John’s senior Todd Rode works to stay ahead of an Elida runner. He finished 16th in the race. Also running for St. John’s was Curtis Pohlman in 2nd, Aaron Hellman 4th and Anthony Hale 8th. In the girls race, Anna Mueller was 2nd, Megan Joseph 3rd and Teresa Pohlman 8th. Also, St. John’s eighth-grader Nick Pohlman won the junior high boys race.

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W L T Pct P F PA Arizona 0 0 0 .000 0 0 San Francisco 0 0 0 .000 0 0 Seattle 0 0 0 .000 0 0 St. Louis 0 0 0 .000 0 0 ——— Today’s Game Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 8:30 p.m.

The Associated Press National League East Division W L Pct GB Washington 83 52 .615 — Atlanta 76 60 .559 7 1/2 Philadelphia 65 71 .478 18 1/2 New York 64 72 .471 19 1/2 Miami 60 76 .441 23 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 83 54 .606 — St. Louis 74 62 .544 8 1/2 Pittsburgh 71 64 .526 11 Milwaukee 66 69 .489 16 Chicago 51 84 .378 31 Houston 42 94 .309 40 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco77 59 .566 — Los Angeles 73 64 .533 4 1/2 Arizona 67 70 .489 10 1/2 San Diego 63 74 .460 14 1/2 Colorado 56 78 .418 20 ——— Tuesday’s Results Washington 11, Chicago Cubs 5 Pittsburgh 6, Houston 2 Colorado 6, Atlanta 0 Milwaukee 8, Miami 4 Cincinnati 2, Philadelphia 1 St. Louis 5, N.Y. Mets 1 San Diego 6, L.A. Dodgers 3, 11 innings Arizona 8, San Francisco 6, 11 innings Today’s Games Philadelphia (Halladay 8-7) at Cincinnati (Leake 7-8), 12:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 17-4) at St. Louis (Wainwright 13-11), 1:45 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Volstad 2-9) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 17-7), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Abad 0-2) at Pittsburgh (Correia 9-8), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (White 2-7) at Atlanta (Minor 7-10), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (W.Peralta 0-0) at Miami (Eovaldi 4-10), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (Richard 12-12) at L.A. Dodgers (Harang 9-8), 10:10 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 9-11) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 14-9), 10:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games Colorado (Chacin 2-4) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 13-5), 12:10 p.m.


Milwaukee (Estrada 2-5) at Miami (Jo.Johnson 7-11), 12:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Germano 2-5) at Washington (Zimmermann 9-8), 7:05 p.m. ----American League East Division W L Pct GB Baltimore 76 59 .563 — New York 76 59 .563 — Tampa Bay 75 61 .551 1 1/2 Boston 63 74 .460 14 Toronto 60 75 .444 16 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 73 62 .541 — Detroit 72 63 .533 1 Kansas City 61 74 .452 12 Cleveland 58 78 .426 15 1/2 Minnesota 56 80 .412 17 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 80 55 .593 — Oakland 76 59 .563 4 Los Angeles 73 63 .537 7 1/2 Seattle 66 71 .482 15 ——— Tuesday’s Results Cleveland 3, Detroit 2 Baltimore 12, Toronto 0 Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Yankees 2 Minnesota 18, Chicago White Sox 9 Kansas City 6, Texas 3 L.A. Angels 6, Oakland 1 Boston 4, Seattle 3 Today’s Games Minnesota (Walters 2-2) at Chicago White Sox (Peavy 9-10), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Haren 9-10) at Oakland (McCarthy 8-5), 3:35 p.m. Cleveland (U.Jimenez 9-14) at Detroit (Fister 7-8), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 6-3) at Toronto (Morrow 8-5), 7:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 12-10) at Tampa Bay (M.Moore 10-8), 7:10 p.m. Texas (Dempster 4-1) at Kansas City (Teaford 1-3), 8:10 p.m. Boston (A.Cook 3-8) at Seattle (Millwood 4-12), 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 3-4) at Baltimore (Hammel 8-6), 7:05 p.m. Texas (Feldman 6-11) at Kansas City (Hochevar 7-13), 8:10 p.m.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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Pickup trucks drive US auto sales to 3-year high
By TOM KRISHER The Associated Press DETROIT — Big pickups carried U.S. auto sales to their highest level in three years. Demand for full-size pickups jumped 16 percent in August, helping to make it the strongest sales month since August 2009. Overall auto sales increased 20 percent from a year earlier to nearly 1.3 million, according to Autodata corp. The rising demand shows that businesses need to replace aging trucks and feel more confident about the recovery in U.S. housing — an industry where pickups are essential for hauling equipment and crews. “Businesses don’t usually go buy a fleet of trucks unless they have good reason to believe that business will be ramping up,” said Jesse Toprak, vice president of market intelligence for the auto pricing service Ford, GM and Chrysler, the biggest makers of fullsize trucks, notched doubledigit gains in overall sales last month. In pickups, Ford’s F-Series, the top-selling vehicle in America, saw a 19 percent sales increase, as did Chrysler’s Ram pickup. Sales of General Motors’ Chevy Silverado rose 4 percent, while the GMC Sierra was up 9 percent. Toyota’s struggling big truck, the Tundra, posted a huge increase of 68 percent. The rising demand helped push total U.S. auto sales last month to an annual rate of 14.5 million. That’s the best monthly sales pace since the government’s “Cash for Clunkers” rebate program in August of 2009. Pent-up demand is one reason for last month’s truck increase. The average vehicle on U.S. roads is nearing 11 years old, and some are simply wearing out. But automakers and industry analysts say the economic recovery — new housing in particular — is starting to make buyers feel more comfortable about a big-ticket purchase. There’s a direct correlation between the housing market and pickup sales, they say. When people who work in housing or other construction are more confident, they tend to invest in equipment. Some may be adding crews and need vehicles to get them to and from job sites. Housing has been in the dumps since the 2008 financial meltdown. But recently there have been some good signs. U.S. new home sales rose 3.6 percent in July to match a two-year high reached in May. In the past 12 months, sales have jumped 25 percent. But new-home sales remain well below the annual pace that economists consider healthy. Truck sales fell dramatically in 2008 and 2009 as gas prices spiked and the housing industry collapsed. Since then, they’ve never fully recovered. Gas mileage also is playing a role in the pickup increase. Newer models are lighter than older ones and can be equipped with small but powerful V-6 engines. A business owner can cut costs dramatically by replacing a 10-year-old pickup, said Jeff Schuster, senior vice president of forecasting for LMC Automotive, an industry consulting firm. A new Ford F-150 with a six-cylinder engine can get up to 23 miles per gallon on the highway. A V-8-powered F-150 got only 18 mpg on the highway in 2002. Normally, strong truck sales don’t happen until the last three months of the year due to marketing promotions and customers wanting fourwheel-drive vehicles as winter approaches, Schuster said.


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Global manufacturing weakness hurts US factories
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So the August surge bodes well for the industry. Toprak expects truck sales to grow faster than the rest of the U.S. car market for the remainder of the year. Truck sales also are good for automakers’ profits, especially the Detroit Three. The companies make $5,000 or more on pickup sales, compared with $1,000 to $2,000 for an average car, Schuster said. The strong sales in August can’t be attributed to deals. Discounts on the F-150 and Ram pickups fell compared with last year, while they rose only 5 percent on Chevy’s Silverado, to $4,787. The F-150 incentives are the lowest since 2007, when Ford offered an average of $3,598 per truck, according to the website. In overall sales, Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen led the way with big increases. Toyota sales rose 46 percent, while Honda’s climbed 60 percent. VW kept its stunning growth going with an increase of 63 percent. Both Honda and Toyota reported jumps because last year’s numbers were depressed when an earthquake in Japan hobbled their factories and caused vehicle shortages. Gas prices, which rose more than 20 cents a gallon

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Dear Annie: Six months unsolicited horror stories of ago, I married a lovely young labor and delivery. Expectant woman. While we were moms don’t need more to engaged, “Nina” and I had worry about. Also, while I several candid discussions feel genuine sympathy for about finances, figuring that those who have experienced once we married, she would a miscarriage, hearing these look for a job and we would stories only induces anxiety split the household expenses in the mom-to-be, which isn’t evenly. Her parents were very good for her health or the generous and gave us a nice baby’s. Thanks for giving me amount of money at the wedding in order to help smooth the opportunity to vent. -Sharing the News the transition until in Pa. she found a job. Dear Sharing: Well, a few You’re very welmonths after we come. And conmarried, Nina gratulations on your stopped looking upcoming blessed for work. She sufevent. fers from chronic Dear Annie: This depression, and it is in reply to “Overgot so bad that she Seventy-Attitude,” refused to apply who prefers handfor a job, conwritten notes and vinced that no one would hire her. Annie’s Mailbox not emails. Years ago, when She also refused to get counseling, saying postage was cheap, none she couldn’t afford it, even of us thought anything of though both her father and I sending out lots of cards and greetings. These days, with offered to pay for it. I have worked my best to postage being so high, peokeep a roof over our heads and ple have to understand that have even taken out loans in if you’re living on a fixed order to pay our bills, but I’m income, those costs add up, now $1,000 in debt. Recently, especially during holidays Nina’s father gave her a large when there are lots of cards sum of money. I asked if she to send. I feel that the message would use a small amount to pay one of our outstanding contained within is what’s bills. She refused, saying that important, not whether the this was her money and she card is a physical object or an could spend it on whatever email. Making sure that your she wanted. Over the next friends and family receive week, that turned out to be your warm thoughts is what counts. Instead of chastising fast food and cigarettes. Annie, was I unreasonable your friend for sending an to ask for her financial help? email greeting, thank her for thinking of you and holding -- New York Dear New York: Of a place in her heart for you. course not. Nina apparently -- Florida Greetings Annie’s Mailbox is written does not consider herself to be in a partnership. She thinks by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy you should support her. And Sugar, longtime editors of the it’s possible that Nina com- Ann Landers column. Please bats her depression by spend- email your questions to ing money, eating and smok-, ing. Nonetheless, this is not a or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, tenable solution. She should c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 not use her depression as an 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, excuse to refuse help. We CA 90254. urge you to get counseling on your own and also contact NAMI ( Dear Annie: I am pregnant with my third child. Prior experience compels me to send my list of things you should never do or say to a pregnant woman: 1. Do not ask whether the pregnancy was planned. It is absolutely no one’s business. 2. Hands off the belly. This is her personal space and should be respected. If you feel compelled to touch that elusive kick, always ask first -- and don’t be insulted when she says no. 3. Please don’t make comments that could be interpreted as “you’re fat.” My boss asked whether I was having twins because I was so big. Another person asked if I was due before Christmas when my due date was mid-March. 4. Please don’t share

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 New avenues are being opened in the year ahead that could make it possible for you to fulfill a secret ambition that you’ve long held. You’ll have even more fun if you take the road less traveled to get the job done. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -When in charge, asking nicely will be much more effective than issuing forceful commands. If you want to attract everyone’s attention and support, speak softly. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Should a friend display a little favoritism toward you, keep it to yourself and don’t broadcast all the special perks that you’re getting. All it would do is cause animosity. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -A crucial decision will turn out well if it’s predicated upon unselfishness. Think of others and how your actions affect them, before you make a move. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Devote some time to a labor of love, and it will be a very productive day for you. A purposeful attitude will bring great rewards. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You’re apt to be extremely fortunate in a partnership arrangement, especially if your cohort is a member of the opposite sex. Don’t take such luck for granted. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- This is an excellent day to begin working on those artistic changes that you’ve wanted to make around your home or office. Do it now, while you’re in a creative mood. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Someone who likes you is currently making some very pleasant plans of a social nature, in which you play a prominent role. Act surprised when you learn of them. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Through the efforts of someone who has been looking after you for some time, you’ll finally get something that you’ve been wanting for a long time. Show your appreciation. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Charm, wit, humor and tact will be the tools you’ll use to successfully win over a number of admirers. The more relaxed you are, the easier it will be to enjoy the limelight. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Don’t be reluctant to request a favor from someone who can help you with a confidential matter. There isn’t any reason why this person wouldn’t be responsive. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Because the last thing you’ll want is to be a loner, make it a point to plan some type of activity that involves others. You could spend many happy hours with friends. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- If you want to be a good leader and not just someone giving orders, be genuinely concerned about everyone who’s in your care. Having the right attitude will arouse the support that you need and crave.
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10 – The Herald

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Our New Adventure.

Join Perry Corporation & SMS proTECH in a Celebration of

It’s been our pleasure to serve your business technology needs over many years. Perry Corporation purchased SMS proTECH in 2007 as part of a larger strategy to stay ahead of technology changes. The combination of these resources have allowed us to expand our offerings even further. By the end of this year, we’ll be known collectively as PERRY proTECH.

Document Solutions Enhanced Service Offerings New Formats in Printing Solutions Security Solutions; Digital C.O.P.S. Managed IT and a Private Cloud Solution
Name Change Official:

DEC. 1, 2012

MFP (Perry Corporation): 545 W. Market St., PO Box 809, Lima, OH 45801 Service & Supplies: 800.589.7360 Corporate Office (Lima): 800.589.7370 IT/Networking (SMS proTECH): 1089 Fairington Dr., Sidney, OH 45365 Service: 937.498.7080, Option 7







Ft. Wayne.

We have everything to satisfy your appetite

Homemade ranch, French, sweet & sour, creamy Italian, balsamic vinaigrette additional salad dressing $1.00

Choice of toppings - lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup add cheese to any sandwich .40 add bacon .70


House Salad

fresh lettuce topped with tomatoes, egg, cheese & croutons served with one of our homemade salad dressings


BLT Salad

bacon and additional tomatoes atop a house salad


Grilled Chicken Salad

one of our grilled chicken breasts, seasoned just right and sliced atop a house salad


Oriental Chicken Salad

grilled chicken breast, toasted sesame seeds, red onion and chow mein noodles with sweet & sour dressing


Side Salad

lettuce, tomatoes and cheese served with one of our homemade dressings


Hamburger $3.00 Cheeseburger $3.40 Double Cheeseburger $5.50 Sausage Sandwich (1/4 lb. patty) $2.25 Grilled Chicken Breast $3.60 Fish Sandwich $3.35 Shredded Chicken $2.60 Sloppy Joe $2.25 Hot Dog $1.50
add chili or cheese .25 each

Chicken Nuggets 6 piece $3.00 10 piece $4.00 20 piece $7.00 Chicken Strips with Fries 4 piece $5.95 6 piece $7.95
with BBQ, honey-mustard or ranch dip



$3.75 2 piece $4.35 3 piece $5.35 4 piece $6.35

• Chocolate • Strawberry • Vanilla • Butter Pecan • Cotton Candy • Peach Yogurt • Superman • Playdough + 8 additional tasty flavors

For our friends under 10 Baskets include a half-order of waffle fries or applesauce

Grilled Cheese BLT Sandwich Tuna Sandwich Egg Salad Sandwich

$1.85 $4.00 $2.50 $2.50

Substitute onion rings - add $1.00 SIDES Waffle Fries Chili Fries Cheese Fries Chili & Cheese Fries Curly Fries Onion Rings Breaded Mushrooms Mozzarella Sticks & Sauce

The Main Street
107 E. Main Street • Van Wert, OH • 419-238-2722

Hot Dog Basket Grilled Cheese Basket 6 piece Chicken Nugget Basket

$2.25 $2.60 $3.75

Kid Size Fountain Drink, Tea or Milk Kid Size Chocolate Milk Kid Size Ice Cream with a Face

$1.00 $1.25 $1.45

$1.50 $2.10 $2.10 $2.70 $1.50 $2.50 $2.00 $2.50

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