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Big Brothers, Big Sisters make positive mentors
world rife with reality televi-
sion and online exploitation,
children are bombarded with
negative rolemodels and need
good examples to follow. The
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of
America program hopes to
address this need by providing
positive mentors for children
of all ages.
Melissa Weaver, a pro-
gram specialist who directs
the school-based program
in Putnam County, says the
mentors must go through a
selection process.
“We have a school-based
program and a community-
based program and it’s open
to any high school student
or any community member
who is 18 or older,” she said.
“You have to have references
and applications need to be
filled out, that way we can
ensure that we get outstanding
Bigs who make good role-
Whether it’s the communi-
ty or school portion, the Littles
are guaranteed four hours of
quality time with their Bigs a
month at a minimum.
“The kids have an hour a
week with their Big. For the
school-based program, I come
up with all the activities but
for the community-based por-
tion, the matches aren’t super-
vised and the mentors come up
with the activities themselves.
They meet on their own sched-
ule,” Weaver said. “The littles
are referred to us based on
need. They might be referred
because they get bullied a lot,
aren’t doing well in school
or because they just don’t fit
in. Sometimes it’s because
they need support while going
through a situation at home.”
Weaver says there is a
common misconception that
Big Brothers, Big Sisters is
all about helping with home-
“People often assume this
is a tutoring program,” she
said. “It’s not about tutoring;
it’s about a 1-to-1 relation-
ship. Sure, they may help with
the homework if it’s needed
but it’s more about building
a friendship. As that bond
develops, the kids start to do
better in school and get more
involved socially.”
The program isn’t all one-
on-one interaction. Weaver
says they orchestrate group
events throughout the year.
“We have parties and other
activities. For example, we’re
having a Christmas party
on Dec. 29,” she said. “All
the events are free, too, so it
doesn’t cost the kids anything
to come.”
In Putnam County, Weaver
says there are currently 13
Bigs from the community
portion and 46 in the school
portion with 14 at Ottawa,
10 at Fort Jennings and 22
at Ottoville. Mark Waldick,
Casey Miller and Rachel
Beining, school-based Bigs
from Ottoville High School,
all have different things they
love about mentoring.
Miller feels the opportunity
benefits everyone involved.
“I like that we get to inter-
act with the kids. It helps them
out and it’s nice that they look
forward to seeing you,” she
said. “It’s also good for the
community as a whole. Plus,
it’s only once a week so it
isn’t like it takes up all your
time. It also looks nice on a
college application.”
For Waldick, it’s an uplift-
ing experience.
“It’s a nice feeling,” he
said. “It’s nice to know that
you’re able to help these kids
and that you get the chance to
make their day.”
Beining is grateful for the
chance to make new friends.
“When you go to a smaller
high school, you get to know
everyone but you don’t get a
chance to know the younger
kids and I think you should
be able to,” she said. “This
is a really good way to get to
know them and to help them
at the same time.”
Big Sister Casey Miller, left, and her Little Sister Taylor play a game of “HedBanz”
with Big Sister Rachel Beining and her Little Sister Ashley, right. (Delphos Herald/Stacy
Big Brother Mark Waldick plays a game of “Connect
Four” with his Little Brother Landon.
Mostly cloudy
tonight with
a 20 percent
chance of
rain showers
after mid-
night. Lows in the mid 30s.
Rain Sunday. Highs around
50. Lows in the mid 30s.
Fifteen-year-old cultural exchange student Sophia Mersch, center, stands with her host
parents, Doris and Terry Lindeman, while on vacation. (Photo submitted)
Mersch enjoys time in Delphos
15-year-old German student
Sophia Mersch arrived at the
home of her host parents, Doris
and Terry Lindeman, she was
pleased with how quiet it was
around the house.
“It’s not so loud in the
evenings. I have four sisters
at home, so it’s really quiet
here,” she said.
The Lindemans have three
grown children: Jennifer, Eric
and Ryan, ages 32, 30 and 26,
Mersch made the decision
to participate in the cultural
exchange program between
Delphos and its sister city of
Verl, Germany, after hearing
about America from friends
and family.
“My sister came here for
one year, up in Michigan,
and she told me a lot of
things about America and
how it was,” she said. “My
friend Sophie Held was also
an exchange student here in
Delphos last year and she told
me about it. My sister told
me it was very different but
I didn’t expect it to be so dif-
ferent. The food is different
and the people are nicer. The
cars are different, the houses,
While school in America
is different than what she’s
used to, Mersch seems to be
enjoying it.
“I like that we have more
quizzes and tests here,” she
said. “In Germany, we have
like two big tests in half a
year. I really like French
class. Spanish is fun, too, and
gym. I didn’t like the uni-
forms at first but I do now.
I also really like the football
games; they’re a lot of fun.”
When she graduates,
Mersch has a pretty good idea
of what direction she wants
her career to take.
“I would like to do some-
thing with handicapped kids,”
she said. “I worked with
handicapped kids at school
for like three weeks one time
and enjoyed it. It was really
In Germany, Mersch plays
handball, tennis and hangs
out with friends. While she
doesn’t have many activities
here in Delphos, she keeps
busy with her host family.
“We went to Cape Hatteras,
to the Atlantic Ocean,” she
said. “We’ve gone kayak-
ing and we went on a boat
trip for a week with Julie
Intveen’s host family. I got
to go tubing, which was so
scary at first. We went to a
Notre Dame game and my
first week here we saw a
Tincaps game in Fort Wayne.
We also went to the Western
and Southern Open Tennis
Since arriving in August,
Mersch has found many things
she likes about American cul-
ture but only one thing she
“I like that Americans
decorate outside for the holi-
days,” she said. “I like that
they help you in the grocery
store, how they bring your
groceries out to the car for
you. They say have a nice
day, too, and I really like
that. I like apple pie and The
Cheesecake Factory, because
I love cheesecake. One thing
I don’t like about America is
the death penalty. We don’t
have that in Germany.”
Mersch says she hopes to
come back for a visit some-
day. Her host mom Doris,
says she will be missed when
she leaves today.
“Hosting her was one of
the best decisions we’ve ever
made,” she said. “She’s fit
into the family amazingly
well. It’s like she’s one of our
own. I’ve had so many people
refer to her as my daughter.
She’s a good kid; she’ll be
greatly missed.”
Mersch’s parents are
Claudia and Winfried, and
her sisters are Johnna, 21,
Charlotte, 18, Felicitas, 8, and
Olivia, 6.
Search parties
for Lima man
forming at park
Family and friends of
missing Lima man Dominic
Fricano will gather at the
Hanser Pavilion at Stadium
Park at 10 a.m. today and
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday
to form search parties.
Hunters and others famil-
iar with the area are asked
to help in the search.
Those in electrical
aggregation need
to read fine print
Delphos officials are
reminding residents who
did not opt out of the city or
county electrical aggrega-
tion are obligated to First
Energy Solutions as the
provider of their electricity.
AEP Retail has been going
door-to-door soliciting cus-
tomers to sign up with AEP.
Safety Service direc-
tor Greg Berquist reminds
residents there is a fee to
opt out after the program
has begun and citizens
should read the fine print
before signing anything.
“There is a $150 fee to
opt out of the First Energy
Solutions contract and if
people sign with AEP and
then opt out to rejoin First
Energy, it’s $10 per month
for 18 months,” he said.
Browns Backers
support Stadium Club
Browns backers President Stan Wiechart gives
Delphos Stadium Club Trustee John Nomina a check
for $1,000 for upcoming stadium projects. This is the
10th year for the Browns Backers in Delphos. (Delphos
Herald/Nancy Spencer)
FBI agents raid sites be-
longing to ex-Jet, brother
The Associated Press
— Authorities have raided
northeast Indiana properties
owned by former New York
Jets offensive lineman Jason
Fabini and his brother, but
the retired player said he’s
not the focus of the investi-
Federal, state and local
officers with the Safe Streets
Task Force raided a Fort
Wayne property owned by
Jason Fabini, a home owned
by his brother, Michael
Fabini, and five other area
properties Thursday.
FBI Special Agent David
Crawford declined Friday to
say why the properties were
raided, saying only that there
was “investigative activity”
going on there. The task force
focuses on combatting illegal
drugs and violent crime.
There was no record of
any charges or indictments
involving either of the Fabinis
on the online federal court
Jason Fabini issued a state-
ment through his attorney
Thursday saying he wasn’t
the target of the investigation
and wasn’t involved in crimi-
nal activities.
“I have cooperated fully
with authorities, and will
continue to do so. I have not
been charged, nor do I expect
to be charged with a crime,”
he said. “I expect the com-
munity will have many ques-
tions as rumors circulate and
this investigation continues,
but I ask that we trust in the
authorities to do their job.”
Local news outlets report-
ed that officers were seen
carrying items out of Michael
Fabini’s house in an upscale
subdivision and loading them
into trucks. At least one
police dog also took part in
the search, although authori-
ties declined to say what it
was trained to find. Several
police vehicles and FBI
agents remained at the home
through most of Thursday as
neighbors and television news
trucks stood watch nearby.
The Journal Gazette, cit-
ing Allen County property
records, reported that Michael
Fabini’s home had been sub-
stantially expanded in recent
years to more than 7,500 feet,
including nearly 3,700 in the
basement alone. Security
cameras are clearly visible at
the corners of the house.
Fabini played 11 NFL sea-
sons, including eight for the
Jets, who selected him in the
fourth round of the 1998 draft.
He played one season for
the Dallas Cowboys and his
last two for the Washington
Redskins. He last played in
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Week of Dec. 10-14
Monday: Chicken patty
sandwich, mashed potatoes/
gravy, Romaine salad, peach-
es, fresh fruit, milk.
Tuesday: Corn dog, broc-
coli, Romaine salad, cherry
cobbler, fresh fruit, milk.
Wednesday: Tenderloin
sandwich, creamed rice,
Romaine salad, pineapple,
fresh fruit, milk.
Thursday: Chicken and
noodles/roll, cooked carrots,
Romaine salad, pears, fresh
fruit, milk.
Friday: Tacos/ soft/ hard/
lettuce/ tomato/ cheese/
onion, black beans, Romaine
salad, strawberries, fresh
fruit, milk.
City Schools
Week of Dec. 10-14
Monday: Chicken nug-
gets, dinner roll, glazed car-
rots, fresh fruit, lowfat or fat
free milk.
Tuesday: Turkey hot shot,
bread and butter, mashed
potatoes w/gravy, peaches,
lowfat or fat free milk.
Wednesday: Cheese/ pep-
peroni breadsticks, Marinara
sauce, Romaine salad, straw-
berries, lowfat or fat free
Thursday: Deli sandwich
or meatball sub, green beans,
fruit, cookie, lowfat or fat
free milk.
Friday: Franklin: Hot dog;
Middle and Senior: Footlong
hot dog, baked beans, chips,
mixed fruit, lowfat or fat free
Landeck Elementary
Week of Dec. 10-14
Monday: Breaded chicken
nuggets, butter/peanut but-
ter bread, green beans, fruit,
Tuesday: Hamburger and
macaroni, breadstick, lettuce
salad, fruit, milk.
Wednesday: Hot dog
sandwich, baked beans, apple
crisp or fruit, milk.
Thursday: Macaroni and
cheese, butter/peanut butter
bread, peas, fruit, milk.
Friday: Chili soup/crack-
ers, butter/peanut butter
bread, carrot sticks, fruit,
Week of Dec. 10-14
Monday: Tacos with
cheese/ lettuce/ tomato,
refried beans, corn, apple-
sauce, milk.
Tuesday: Rotini, garlic
bread, green beans, peaches,
Wednesday: Vegetable
soup with crackers, butter/
peanut butter bread, cheese
stix, apple crisp, milk.
Thursday: Shredded
chicken sandwich, noodles,
broccoli, pineapple, milk.
Friday: Hamburger, french
fries, corn, pears, milk.
Fort Jennings
Local Schools
Week of Dec. 10-14
Monday: Stromboli sand-
wich, mashed sweet potatoes,
cookie, fruit.
Tuesday: Salisbury steak,
mashed potatoes, corn, din-
ner roll, fruit.
Wednesday: Macaroni
and cheese, green beans,
cocoa bar, fruit.
Thursday: Chicken nug-
gets, baked beans, banana
cake, fruit.
Friday: Chicken tetrazzini,
broccoli, breadstick, fruit.
Spencerville Schools
Week of Dec. 10-14
Monday: Chili soup,
crackers (Gr. K-4);chili
cheese fries (Gr. 5-12); cheesy
breadstick, applesauce, milk.
Tuesday: Chicken nug-
gets, pumpkin bake, fresh
broccoli with dip, pears,
Wednesday: Walking taco
with toppings, corn, juice,
Thursday: Cheese pizza,
green beans, pineapple with
Jello and topping, milk. Gr.
5-12: Fresh broccoli with
Friday: Macaroni and
cheese, steamed broccoli,
pretzel rod, applesauce, milk.
Gr. 5-12: Carrots with dip.
The Associated Press
more than a superstorm to derail
the U.S. job market.
Employers added 146,000
jobs in November and the
unemployment rate dipped to
7.7 percent, a four-year low, the
government said Friday.
Though modest, the job
growth was encouraging
because it defied disruptions
from Superstorm Sandy and
employers’ concerns about
impending tax increases from
the year-end “fiscal cliff.”
Analysts said the job mar-
ket’s underlying strength sug-
gests that if the White House
and Congress can reach a bud-
get deal to avoid the cliff, hir-
ing and economic growth could
accelerate next year.
A budget agreement would
coincide with gains in key sec-
tors of the economy.
Builders are breaking ground
on more homes, which should
increase construction hiring.
U.S. automakers just enjoyed
their best sales month in nearly
five years. And a resolution of
the fiscal cliff could lead busi-
nesses to buy more industrial
machinery and other heavy
equipment. That would gener-
ate more manufacturing jobs.
“The ground is being pre-
pared for faster growth,” said
Nigel Gault, an economist at
IHS Global Insight.
House GOP leader John
Boehner said Friday that the
two sides had made little prog-
ress in talks seeking a deal to
steer clear of the cliff.
The White House used
Friday’s mixed jobs report as
an argument to push President
Barack Obama’s proposed tax-
rate increases for top earners,
public works spending and
refinancing help for struggling
Superstorm Sandy, contrary
to expectations, dampened
job growth only minimally in
November, the government
said. Job gains were roughly
the same as this year’s 150,000
monthly average, and the unem-
ployment rate fell two-tenths of
a percentage point to its lowest
level since December 2008.
That suggests that fears about
the cliff haven’t led employers
to cut staff, though they aren’t
hiring aggressively, either. The
economy must produce roughly
twice November’s job gain to
quickly lower the unemploy-
ment rate.
US job gains defy Sandy
and fears of fiscal cliff
The Associated Press
NEW YORK — “Those jobs
aren’t coming back.”
That’s what Steve Jobs
reportedly told President Obama
when asked at a dinner in early
2011 whether Apple would
consider moving some of its
manufacturing from China to
the United States.
Jobs’ successor, CEO Tim
Cook, might have another
response for Obama: Yes, we
Though the metal edges of its
PCs and mobile devices are as
sharp and severe as ever, Apple
is emerging under Cook’s lead-
ership as a kinder corporate citi-
zen. Cook’s announcement this
week that the company is mov-
ing the production of one of its
Mac computer lines to the U.S.
is just the latest step in a soften-
ing of the company’s image fol-
lowing the October 2011 death
of CEO and co-founder Jobs.
“Cook is a gentler being
in terms of how he projects
himself,” says Gartner analyst
Carolina Milanesi. That’s partly
of necessity, she says — few
people would tolerate Jobs-like
arrogance in a new CEO — but
it’s also a reflection of Cook’s
Apple’s softer
side emerges
under CEO Cook
The Associated Press
Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio
loves to cook and asked
for an Easy-Bake Oven for
Christmas. But when his big
sister went to buy one, she dis-
covered to her disappointment
that it comes only in girly pink
and purple, with girls — and
only girls — on the box and in
the commercials.
So the eighth-grader from
Garfield, N.J., started an online
petition asking Pawtucket,
R.I.-based Hasbro to make the
toy ovens in gender-neutral
colors and feature boys on the
By Friday, 13-year-old
McKenna Pope’s petition had
garnered more than 30,000
signatures in a little more than
a week.
And celebrity chef Bobby
Flay, who owned an Easy-
Bake Oven as a boy, is among
those weighing in on her side.
In a video McKenna made
to accompany her petition on
Change.org, Gavyn whips up
a batch of cookies and tells
his sister he wants a dino-
saur and an Easy-Bake Oven
for Christmas. When she asks
him why there are no girls in
the commercial for Easy-Bake
Ovens, he explains: “Because
only girls play with it.”
“Obviously, the way
they’re marketing this product
is influencing what he thinks
and the way that he acts,”
McKenna said in an interview.
She said her little brother
would probably be OK play-
ing with a purple-and-pink
oven by himself but would be
too embarrassed to use it in
front of his friends.
A spokesman for Hasbro
did not return calls for com-
In a letter McKenna
received on Monday, a Hasbro
representative told her the
company has featured boys on
the packaging over the years
and said a brother and sister
were finalists for the Easy-
Bake “Baker of the Year”
award in 2009. Hasbro also
pointed to Flay as an example
of a chef who traced his career
to an early experience with the
McKenna found the
response disappointing.
“All they really told me
is that boys play with their
products. I already know boys
do play with your products,
so why are you only market-
ing them to girls?” she said.
“I don’t want them to make
a boys’ Easy-Bake Oven and
girls’ Easy-Bake Oven. I want
them to make an Easy-Bake
Oven for kids.”
The debate over whether
toy companies are reinforcing
gender stereotypes — pinks
and princesses for girls, guns
and gross things for boys —
seems to flare every year, par-
ticularly at Christmas, and has
involved such things as Legos,
toy microscopes and Barbie
dolls. Now, it has extended
to another one of the most
beloved baby boomer toys,
introduced in the 1960s.
Flay, 47, said he asked for
an Easy-Bake for Christmas
when he was about 5. He
remembers it as a “putrid
green” and recalls baking
cakes with his mother from
mixes. (The Easy-Bake Oven
back then used a light bulb
as a heating element; now
it operates more like a real
oven.) At the time, he said,
the stereotype was that only
women cooked, but a lot has
changed since then.
“I cannot tell you how
many young boys are my fans.
And they want to grow up,
and they want to cook,” the
Food Network star said.
Jim Silver, a toy expert
and editor-in-chief of
Timetoplaymag.com, played
with an Easy-Bake himself
when as a kid and said boys
still play with it, just as girls
play with Hot Wheels cars. He
said Hasbro is simply market-
ing to the audience most likely
to buy the oven and there’s
nothing wrong with that.
About seven years ago,
Hasbro had a cooking product
aimed at boys, the Queasy
Bake Cookerator, which
included recipes for gross-
sounding treats such as Dip
n’ Drool Dog Bones and Mud
n’ Crud Cake. “Sales failed
miserably,” Silver said.
Flay said he is not surprised
it failed because Hasbro was
trying to appeal to boys in a
stereotypical way. Instead, he
urged the toymaker to think
about widening the market for
the Easy-Bake.
“Why not actually create
something that everybody
knows the name, but also it
comes in different colors so
that boys, girls, doesn’t mat-
ter, they can pick what color
they want and it will make
them a little more comfortable
to buy it?” he said.
In the meantime, he said,
Gavyn’s family should buy
him an Easy-Bake Oven any-
“Absolutely. If that’s what
he wants, why not get it for
him? I mean, who cares what
color it is?” he said.
NJ teen wants Easy-Bake Oven to appeal to boys
Answers to Friday’s questions:
The Boston Red Sox, in 1959, when Elijah
“Pumpsie” Green joined the team - 12 years
after Jackie Robinson signed with the Brooklyn
Rhodium, the most expensive precious metal in
the world. The title was bestowed on McCartney
by Guinness World Records.
Today’s questions:
When it comes to nautical terms, what is the
correct, non-abbreviated spelling of fo’c’s’le?
Who was the favorite classical composer of
Charles Schultz, creator of the Peanuts comic
Answers in Monday’s Herald.
I’m going to say something that may sur-
prise a few of you and those who are close to
me thought they’d probably never hear: I am
trying to quit smoking.
I won’t go into how it came about but
know this: my husband gave me the strength
to say it was OK to quit. I don’t know how to
explain it but those of you who have quit or
attempted to quit know what I mean. When
I would tell people I didn’t want to talk
about quitting because it just made me want
one, they would laugh. I was serious. I have
smoked for longer than I have done just about
anything except breath. Ironic, isn’t it?
I have a friend who is 90-some days clean
and chewing the gum like a mad man. Now
he’s addicted to “chewing the gum.” I’m seri-
ous. I talked to him Friday and he was at the
point where just when you think it will be OK
and you can do it, it’s like the first week all
over again. His eyes had that gleam that told
of a man on the edge. One false move and it
was all over.
I had shared with him that I had an alterca-
tion with a shop vac this week and it was very
satisfying. While I don’t recommend kicking
the crap out of a shop vac, I found a tremen-
dous sense of calm after the fact. It set things
right for a while. It took the edge off.
He suggested we both kick the crap out of
the shop vac and use it to sweep up the fresh-
ly-smoked cigarette butts. Hmmm. Perhaps
he and I shouldn’t talk about this right now.
Today is what has me worried. I’m going
to be by myself and unsupervised. Scary. I’m
not sure I’m ready yet. The last 4 1/2 days
have been spent in the company of others for
the most part. Oh, yeah, and let’s not forget
the voices in my head. I have developed quite
the inner dialogue this week. There have very
few silent moments in there.
It seems to be working. However, it has
only been a few days. Do I have to do this
the rest of my life? Am I going to think about
a cigarette every hour or two (Who am I kid-
ding? Sometimes it’s minutes.) every day of
every week of every month … Aarrgghh!
See. The voices aren’t always nice. And
to my co-workers amazement, they don’t
always stay in my head. I’m pretty sure I
have been caught babbling a time or two.
So wish me luck, say a prayer, whatever
seems appropriate. Do me one favor, though.
Let’s not talk about it. When you see me, give
me the look and I’ll give you the nod if all is
still going well. Perhaps I’ll give the thumbs
up. I’m not sure. I’ve tried this before and
it hasn’t worked out so well. I don’t have a
“touchdown” move or whatever you would
call it.
Just know this: the shop vac started it. I’m
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Saturday, December 8, 2012 The Herald –3
On the banks
of yesteryear ...
From the Delphos Canal Commission
Horses and stars
Although Christmas is actually a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, to a child Christmas
is synonymous with toys. And since toys are a reflection of society at any given time, they are
an important part of history. We have a nice collection of toys at the museum ranging from the
mid-1800s when Delphos was first settled through the mid-1900s. Many of these were probably
Christmas gifts.
Among our collection are some that have special ties with Delphos because they were made
by the Delphos Bending Company. This company began as The Delphos Hoop Company
in 1899 and made barrel hoops. In 1912, they changed their name to the Delphos Bending
Company and began manufacturing buggy and auto bows out of wood which was heated and
bent. Another big change occurred in 1934 when they began making juvenile furniture and toys
and hired local amateur astronomer Leslie Peltier to design them.
The toy furniture line included many items such as teeter tots, strollers, desk sets, and toy
chests, all made with bent wood. Rockers featuring various characters such as Granny Goose,
Peter Rabbit, and Ducky Doo were also offered, but the most popular animal throughout the
decades the company was in business appears to be the horse. They made horses on rockers,
horses on springs, and horses with a swing mechanism so it would glide. The horse pictured is
from the 1941 catalog and labeled “Bentwood Pony Racer.” Notice the stars on the saddle. It is
undoubtedly one of Leslie Peltier’s designs.
The Christmas Tree Festival is in full swing but there is still plenty of time to visit the
museum during our extended hours: 6-8 pm, Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 9
a.m. to noon Thursdays. Come see the trees and the toys and everything Christmas!
Above: Local amateur
astronomer once designed
juvenile furniture (at right)
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One Year Ago
• Over the past few years, the 4-H Interstate Exchange Club
has made their annual Holiday Light Show at the Fair an end-
of-the-year tradition for many families in Van Wert County.
Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, the event has grown to
more than 60 light displays stretching over much of the Van
Wert County Fairgrounds.
25 Years Ago — 1987
• Members of Ladies Auxiliary to Waltrick-Hemme Post
3035 Veterans of Foreign Wars Americanism Chairman
Meredith Brown and Denelda Brokamp, president, presented
an American flag to Edna Jane Nolte, first vice national regent
of the Catholic Daughters of Americas. The flag will be flown
at their headquarters in New York City.
• Fort Jennings girls defeated Ayersville Monday night
50-39. Linda Inkrott led Fort Jennings with 14 points and eight
rebounds. The Musketeers were 20 of 52 from the field and
10 of 21 at the foul line. Fort Jennings won the battle of the
boards 31-27. Ann Krietemeyer had seven rebounds for Fort
• A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Citizens National Bank
was held Saturday morning for its new branch bank in Elida.
Mike Romey, president of Bluffton Citizens National Bank,
and Joyce Roop, assistant vice president and branch manager,
cut the ribbon. Elida Mayor Paul Scholfield, local dignitaries,
businessmen and school officials attended.
50 Years Ago — 1962
• Delphos began to dig itself out from under the worst
snow storm to hit Ohio since 1954, The scheduled basketball
game between Delphos Jefferson and Lafayette Friday night
has been postponed, and Krey Packing Company shut down
because employees were unable to get to work. Thirteen men
who attended a party at the Delphos Country Club Thursday
night were snowbound until they were able to get back to the
city Friday afternoon.
• The Putnam County Welfare Department has put out a
call for dolls and toys which can be repaired and used for
Christmas presents for needy children. Mildred Landwehr,
County Welfare Director, said a woman in the county has
offered her services to repair dolls and make clothes for them.
Persons may take them to the court house and give them to the
janitor on the first floor.
• Goldie Stopher was hostess to the members of the Ladies
Bible Class of Trinity Methodist Church Friday in the home
of her daughter, Ruth Buchholtz. Ten members and one guest,
Joy Arnold, were present. Sadie Strayer, president of the class,
presided. Mrs. Stopher gave the devotions. The lesson was
presented by Myrtle Talbot.
75 Years Ago — 1937
• The K. of P. rifle team outshot the Gramm Truck Builders
team on the K. of P. range with a score of 1313 to 1241. Ralph
Mericle of the Knights of Pythias team, was the high man of
the evening with a score of 270 out of a possible 300. Herbert
Buchanan was high man for the Gramm Shooters with a score
of 267.
• Harrod found Delphos Jefferson to be a fighting host
Tuesday night when the two teams from their played here
for the first time in history. The Red and White forces won
both games of the double-header, the Jefferson Reserves
winning by a score of 23 to 4 and the Varsity by a 29 to 19
• Edna Scherger, instructor in piano, will present a group of
her pupils in recital Saturday afternoon at her home at 605 N.
Main St. Taking part are Dorothy Lindeman, Mary Wiechart,
Marilyn Brenneman, Mona Lou Bardo, Beatrice Benson,
Margaret Furrell, Dorothy Mae Brendle, Marjorie Lou Dunn,
Betty Ann Hotz, Virginia Becker, Sylvia Rode, Lewis Dunn,
William Molter, Lucile Kurber, Margaret Becker and Rita
Marie Hotz.
The Christmas season is
filled with traditions. The
Christmas Tree Festival of the
Delphos Canal Commission
Museum has become a
Delphos tradition and keeps
growing year after year. This
year the museum boasts of
over 100 trees on the three
floors of the newly enlarged
museum. Hours for this 14th
annual event are 6-8 p.m.
Fridays and from 1-4 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays until
Dec. 23rd. This gala is abso-
lutely awesome and beauti-
ful. You might like to visit
the Postal Museum which is
just a little walk down Main
The Christmas Bazaar
and Dinner at the Trinity
Methodist Church has been
another tradition in town. The
food is delicious and so are
the crafts and all the home-
made goodies in the General
Hometown Christmas on
Friday night in Delphos has
become another tradition:
along with the corn bread
and bean soup supper, Santa
Claus arrives in the parade
and horse-drawn buggy rides
are available for all to enjoy.
At one time, just a few
years back, many Delphos
residents lined the streets
in front of their homes with
luminaries on Christmas
Eve. It has slowly waned,
maybe because most of those
people, including me, have
grown a bit older, making
it harder to light all those
candles. Maybe it’s because
I don’t drive around town
enough on Christmas Eve to
see those that are still out.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if
some of the “young” people
could find time to light the
candles again. It was a beau-
tiful sight.
The visit of St. Nick on
Dec. 6 is another tradition
that is part of the lives of
many people in Delphos,
especially those who have
German or Dutch Ancestry.
Some children hang up their
stockings, while others put a
dish on the table on the eve-
ning of Dec. 5, in anticipation
of St. Nick dropping by to
fill the dish with candy and
oranges. St. Nick still comes
to my house and fills my dish
with goodies.
Vetter’s Builders Supply
started a tradition of spon-
soring Santa Claus visits in
Fort Jennings more than 50
years ago. For many years,
it was held at the Memorial
Hall. This year, Santa Claus
returned to the newly restored
Memorial Hall on Nov. 24.
He arrived on the fire truck at
10 a.m. More than 120 chil-
dren came to talk to Santa,
give him their list and go
away with a bag of candy.
This year the children could
also visit the “talking tree.”
Norma (Calvelage) Von Sossan, Connie (Gasser) Krous, Joyce (Vetter) Gasser and one
unidentified person visit with Santa.
Santa visits at Memorial Hall in Fort Jennings were resurrected this year.
Americans are justified in
feeling numbed by the car
alarm of Washington politics.
Every now and then we
get a reprieve from the noise.
Something breaks through: a
sex scandal, a gaffe, a sur-
prise resignation. Already
the words “Petraeus affair”
have been supplanted by
“DeMint’s departure.”
Sometimes our tropes
get muddled. Commenting
on the “fiscal cliff” negotia-
tions, Republican Rep. Kevin
McCarthy told reporters: “The
president now has to engage.
I think the sex [catches him-
self] ... the next 72 hours are
Noisiest is the “fiscal
cliff,” which will be loom-
ing at least until Christmas
or even New Year’s. What
do most Americans know
about it? Not much except
that Washington, as usual,
isn’t doing what’s necessary
to prevent it.
The cliff negotiations
between President Obama
and House Speaker John
Boehner have taken on the
aspect of a game of chick-
en. Boehner needs spending
cuts; Obama needs revenue.
America needs both.
Who will blink first before
we plummet off the edge into
automatic tax increases for
all, government spending cuts
and a probable recession?
After so many years of
partisan intransigence, it’s
easy enough to assume that
all parties are equally guilty,
but this time Obama is driv-
ing the herd. Elections have
consequences, as the presi-
dent keeps reminding us. By
this, he apparently means that
he will have things his way,
the rest of the country be
Boehner’s good-faith
attempts at a deal, offering
new revenue through reforms
as well as leaning toward
some limited tax-rate increas-
es, have been met with mock-
ery. Obama’s laughable idea
of a balanced deal includes
taking control of the debt
ceiling and doubling revenue
demands, while offering little
in the way of spending cuts.
In conversations around
Washington immediately
after the election, Republicans
wondered what kind of presi-
dent Obama would become in
his second term. Experienced
and confident, would he be
the transformational leader so
many Americans had hoped
he would be once upon a
time? This depends on one’s
definition of transitional —
whether Obama would be a
kumbaya post-partisan presi-
dent or one who reorders the
country according to progres-
sive ideology.
His political history, albeit
brief, provided the answer
even if some failed to notice.
Contrary to his campaign
rhetoric, the president is not
a conciliator but an instigator
who habitually doubles down.
He may not be a socialist,
an accusation he swats away
with a bored chuckle, but he
is a big-government guy. He
believes that government can
do dramatic things that ben-
efit a greater swath of society
if he can just wrest away
some of the lucre from the
wealthiest citizens.
Obama was hardly coquett-
ish back in 2008 in describing
his vision to that nice plumb-
er fellow, Joe Whatshisname,
when he said he thought some
of America’s wealth needed
to be redistributed.
While many on the right
became apoplectic at those
words, others found it easy
to imagine that Obama didn’t
mean redistribution through
confiscation, but rather
through a more equitable
arrangement of opportunities
and rewards in a world where
very clearly too much money
was concentrated among too
Billionaires and tycoons
who have gotten so very
rich by gaming a system that
favors insiders are loved by
few. Why shouldn’t they
share more to minimize oth-
ers’ suffering? How many
yachts, jets and homes does
one need?
Turns out: Obama really
did mean confiscation and
redistribution, and this prom-
ise is the “gift” that got him
elected and got Mitt Romney
pilloried. Of course Obama
was re-elected at least in part
because so much of America
now is a constituency of the
needy. This is not an indict-
ment of people who have
suffered through a terrible
economy and job losses. It
is simply a fact that many
people need a helping hand
right now and Obama’s is
By contrast, Republicans
— and especially Romney
— seemed merely to be part
of the ongoing problem.
Viewed as withholders, they
were pathetically inarticulate
about how conservative fiscal
policies could make all boats
rise. Now into holiday sea-
son, Obama is lighting trees
and wishing everyone Merry
Christmas, while the GOP
grinches keep saying no.
The problems Obama
inherited can’t be denied. Nor
can it be denied that once he
felt Republicans were going to
block his agenda, he doubled
down. All signs now indicate
that Obama’s transformation-
al presidency will not have
Americans holding hands and
singing over s’mores.
If we go over the cliff,
Republicans will be blamed.
And Obama, appearing virtu-
ous while figuring he has four
more years to patch things
up, will get the middle-class
revenues he needs while
effectively neutralizing the
vious column, I suggested
that the assistant of secretary
of state for African affairs
oversees U.S. relations with
Libya. In fact, though Libya
is part of Africa, the coun-
try falls under the diplomatic
umbrella of the Bureau of
Near Eastern Affairs.
Kathleen Parker’s email
address is kathleenparker@
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Saturday, December 8, 2012 The Herald – 5
Allen County Courthouse
8:30-11:30 a.m. — St.
John’s High School recycle,
enter on East First Street.
9 a.m. - noon — Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shop-
St. Vincent DePaul Society,
located at the east edge of the
St. John’s High School park-
ing lot, is open.
Cloverdale recycle at vil-
lage park.
10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos
Postal Museum is open.
12:15 p.m. — Testing of
warning sirens by Delphos
Fire and Rescue
1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal
Commission Museum, 241 N.
Main St., is open.
7 p.m. — Bingo at St.
John’s Little Theatre.
1-3 p.m. — The Delphos
Canal Commission Museum,
241 N. Main St., is open.
1-4 p.m. — Putnam County
Museum is open, 202 E. Main
St. Kalida.
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at
Delphos Senior Citizen Center,
301 Suthoff Street.
6 p.m. — Middle Point
Village Council meets
7-9 p.m. — The Delphos
Canal Commission Annex
Museum, 241 N. Main St.,
will be open.
7 p.m. — Marion Township
trustees at township house.
Middle Point council meets
at town hall.
8 p.m. — Delphos City
Schools Board of Education
meets at the administration
Delphos Knights of
Columbus meet at the K of
C hall.
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at
Delphos Senior Citizen Center,
301 Suthoff Street.
6:30 p.m. — Delphos Lions
Club, Eagles Lodge, 1600 E.
Fifth St.
7:30 p.m. — Ottoville
Emergency Medical Service
members meet at the munici-
pal building.
Happy Birthday
DEC. 9
Braden Ladd
DEC. 10
Kevin Schleeter
Carol Boop
Karen Rostorfer
Jeri Kaverman’s first-grade class at Fort Jennings Elementary
Students in Jeri Kaverman’s first-grade class at Fort Jennings Elementary School include, front from left, Ashley Beining, Mason German, Alex
Meyer, Sue Calvelage, Vanessa Warnecke and Brayden Hart; row two, Kayla Crawford, Leah Kazee, Carsen Siebeneck, Adam Luersman, Aubrey
Joseph and Elizabeth Freund; and back, Eli Brown, Brandon Knippen, Annabelle Welch, Ethan Koester and Bryce Gasser. Madison Ricker and
Chelsea Whitney were absent. (Delphos Herald/Stacy Taff)
The following animals are available through the Van
Wert Animal Protective League:
Cats: F, 4 years, shots, fixed, front dew clawed, gray
tiger, name Rosey
M, F, 7 months, tiger, gray and black
F, 12 weeks, gray tiger, long-haired
F, 12 weeks, gray and white Tabby
M, 12 weeks, wormed, black with white feet and belly
Lab/St. Bernard, M, 1 1/2 years, neutered, shots,
Golden Retriever, M, 10 years, named Spankie
Chihuahua, M, F, 1-10 years, black and tan
Pit Bull, F, 5 years, fawn, name Cocoa
Jack Russell Papillion, F, 8 years, spayed, black and
white, name Sally
Chihuahua, 6 weeks -11 months, black and tan
For more information on the pets or if you are
in need of finding a home for your pet, contact The
Animal Protective League from 9-5 weekdays at (419)
If you are looking for a pet not listed, call to be put on
a waiting list. Donations or correspondence can be sent
to PO Box 321, Van Wert, Ohio, 45891.
Brimley is a shelter
favorite, he is playful, has
energy and a great per-
sonality. He is a senior for
senior candidate. Brimley
is fun to be around.
Priscilla is a 2-year-old
yellow Lab mix with all
the energy and spirit of a
puppy. She is a playful and
happy girl who is ready to
learn a few tricks.
The Humane Society of Allen County has many pets
waiting for adoption. Each comes with a spay or neuter,
first shots and a heartworm test. Call 419-991-1775.
Landeck CLC sends Christmas cheer to shut-ins
Landeck CLC Council 84 recently sent Christmas cheer to shut-in members in the
form of festive bags of goodies. Participating in the event are, front from left, Jolene
Bockey, Joann Merricle, Helen Kimmett and Norma Ditto; and back, Bonnie Merschman,
Janet Siefker, Ruthie Hammons, Joan Mason, Catherine Heitz, Barb Heitz and Martha
Etzkorn. (Photo submitted)
Landeck CLC members
opened the November meet-
ing with 20 members present
saying the prayer and Pledge
of Allegiance.
Get-well wishes were sent
to sick members and birth-
day wishes to those with
November birthdays.
Club 25 winner was Joann
Merricle; Pot of Gold win-
ner was Cynthia Westbay,
who was not present; 50-50
winners were Catherine
Heitz, Loretta Schaffer and
Joan Mason; and the second
annual Holiday Drawing win-
ners were Patricia Suever,
Jane Rahrig and Melvin and
Catherine Heitz.
The council recently sent
Christmas cheer to shut-in
members. Festive bags full
of goodies were delivered by
The next meeting will
begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
at the Landeck CFO hall. It
will be the Christmas Party.
RSVPs can be given to Heitz
at 419-692-9753. The meal
will be prepared by Linda
Martin and Sandy Hellman.
An optional $5 gift exchange
will also be held.
The committee is Hellman,
Martin, Sherri Hunt, Kristi
Gillespie, Mary Jo Berelsman
and Becky Berelsman.
6 – The Herald Saturday, December 8, 2012
Recovery used a 1-2 punch of
senior Wade Gelhaus and junior
Elijah Kahlig to pull away from
Jefferson 48-37 Friday night
in non-league boys basketball
action at Fort Site Fieldhouse in
Fort Recovery.
Gelhaus, a University of
Findlay commit, and Kahlig
scored 20 points apiece, with
Gelhaus adding 13 rebounds for
a double-double.
“Those are two guys I consid-
er college players. They are both
tough matchups for anyone,”
Jefferson coach Marc Smith
noted. “You look at the scouting
reports on both and both can beat
you from anywhere; you have to
defend them deep and they can
beat you off the dribble. We had
a freshman and a junior guarding
them when we had to go man.
We have a lot of underclassmen
out there a lot of minutes and
they all had their share of mak-
ing nice plays.”
Jefferson (0-2) used a 1-2-2
quarter-court zone to limit touch-
es by the Tribe duo and force the
hosts to shoot over the top. The
strategy worked as the Tribe shot
2-of-10 overall (18-of-48 for the
contest, 4-of-19 from deep, for
37.5%) and Gelhaus went score-
less. On the other end, the visi-
tors scored the first five points,
all by junior Ross Thompson (11
markers, 5 boards; limited by
foul trouble). Jefferson canned
4-of-7 shots in the period (12-of-
28 for the night, 3-of-7 beyond
the arc, for 42.9%), including
junior Tyler Mox’s 3-ball from
the right corner with 40 ticks
showing, for an 11-5 edge.
Gelhaus got untracked
against the Jefferson zone in the
second stanza, especially with
Thompson picking up his second
foul (5:30) and third (4:39), send-
ing him to the pine until early in
the third. Gelhaus dropped in 12
markers in a variety of ways and
it was Kahlig’s trifecta from the
left corner at 2:50 that gave the
Tribe an 18-17 edge, a lead they
never relinquished. When Ben
Dilworth hit a jumper from the
left elbow with 55 ticks on the
clock, the hosts led 22-19.
“I felt we played very well.
We went toe-to-toe with a top-5
program in Division IV,” Smith
continued. “We defended them
well overall and rebounded pret-
ty well. They have one of the
premier programs in our area
and they have a lot of basketball-
first guys that play 365 days.
That was the difference. We are
and remain a process-oriented
program; we’re not so much
worried about the outcomes but
about how we get there and that
is difficult in our society. We
have a few basketball-first guys
but a lot of multi-sport guys that
are still getting back into it.”
The third period saw the
offenses all but disappear with the
teams combining for 10 markers
and 4-of-19 shooting (2-of-14 by
the hosts), along with 2-of-7 at
the line. Six offensive rebounds
by the Tribe (13 for the game of
their 28 total) kept the Wildcats
from getting more chances than
their five. Thompson scored
on a spinner at 3:16 for the
stanza’s first points and Gelhaus
dropped in six points in the next
1:42. Freshman Trey Smith hit a
leaner inside the free-throw line
with 10 ticks left to make the
Jefferson deficit 28-23.
Smith hit the first-of-2 sin-
gles at 7:27 of the fourth to get
as close as the Red and White
could get the erst of the night.
Gelhaus only had a basket in
the finale but Kahlig caught fire,
netting 14 points in the period.
The Wildcats were eventually
forced to come out of their zone
and go man and the Tribe turned
a closer game into a wider mar-
gin as time wound down.
“We executed pretty well
offensively. Fort Recovery’s
switching man-to-man is so dif-
ficult to get clean looks against,”
Coach Smith added. “Especially
when you run a lot of patterns
or sets, once you run it once,
those kids adjust and figure it
out immediately. Their two
starts stepped it up at the end —
that’s what stars do. We had our
chance early in the third when
we missed some free throws and
had a couple of easy shots not
go; we had a chance to be up
four or five and now see if things
change. Instead, we still trailed.
We played with an effort that
can win ballgames tonight; we
need to have the same approach
against Perry.”
Jefferson finished at 10-of-17
shooting at the line (58.8%); 25
caroms (4 offensive) as Smith
added five; 14 errors; and 16
fouls. Junior Austin Jettinghoff
handed out three assists. Delphos
visits Perry tonight (6 p.m. junior
varsity start).
Fort Recovery ended 8-of-14
singles (57.1%); five miscues;
and 17 fouls. They host Ansonia
In JV action, the Tribe (2-1)
built a 21-9 first-period edge en
route to a 50-23 triumph.
Jackson Hobbs dropped in
14 and Wes Wenning 11 for the
Tribe, while junior Tyler Rice
counted seven for the Wildcats
Gelhaus, Kahlig lift
Indians past Jeffcats
St. John’s Ryan Buescher heads to the basket after
blocking a shot with Crestview’s Alec Heffner trailing
Friday night at Arnzen Gym. The visiting Knights grabbed
a 6-point triumph. (Delphos Herald/Tom Morris)
The Delphos Herald
DELPHOS — Thirty-two
minutes of smothering defense
and 13 fourth-period points by
Cam Etzler carried Crestview
to a 42-36 win over St. John’s
Friday night.
The Knights are now 3-0.
It was the first game for the
Blue Jays.
It was an impressive defen-
sive performance by both
teams -- combined with some
cold shooting at both ends --
that led to a 28-27 Delphos lead
going into the fourth stanza.
Crestview’s 6-6, 285-pound
post, Josh Ream, then muscled
in a layup to put the visitors
up 29-28. The Jays’ muscular
6-3 center, Seth Bockey, split
a pair of free throws to tie it
at 29 and that’s when Knight
junior Etzler took over at the
offensive end.
Etzler banged inside to draw
a foul, cashing in both free-
bies. Delphos junior Eric Clark
escaped for an open layup to
tie it but Etzler bounced in a
10-foot jumper from in front
-- 33-31, Knights, at 5:26. Jay
sophomore Andy Grothouse
sneaked in for a layup to tie
it at 33 but back came Etzler,
this time on a trey from the
left wing -- 36-33. Clark hit
the first of two free throws
but Etzler slashed down the
lane and banked in a left-hand-
ed layup to lead 38-34 with
1:42 remaining. Senior Ryan
Buescher kept St. John’s in
it with an open layup but the
Blue Jays were forced to foul
Etzler with 0:37 on the clock;
he, of course, made both shots
to stretch the lead to 40-36.
The Jays misfired and Etzler
escaped for an open layup with
12 ticks left to seal the deal.
The Knights started the
game with an 8-2 run and
led 12-7 after one, half of
their points coming on threes
by Damian Helm, one from
each wing. Etzler started the
second quarter with a break-
away layup (assist from Tyson
Bolenbaugh) to lead 14-7 but
Delphos reeled off 11 points
in a row to lead 18-14.
It was 20-16, Jays, at the
half, and the bricks were plen-
tiful: St. John’s was 5-for-18
from the field at that point,
Crestview 6-for-24. Senior
Curtis Geise, Delphos’s lead-
ing scorer the past two sea-
sons, had eight points at the
break, all on free throws, no
misses. He wouldn’t score at
all the second half and seldom
was able to get off a shot.
The cold shooting contin-
ued in the third period, which
featured two ties and four
lead changes. Etzler had six
points during the quarter, the
last two on free throws to put
the visitors up 27-26 at 2:40.
Buescher, however, stole the
ball at mid-court and laid one
in at 0:26 to give Delphos a
28-27 lead after three.
“That (defense) is why I’m
standing here with half a smile
on my face,” said Knight coach
Jeremy Best. “We were able to
defend very well. Geise didn’t
have a field goal and that’s
huge. He’s a great player. Alec
Heffner did a great job defend-
ing him. We didn’t play all
that well. They got to the free-
throw line more than we did.
It was physical. We got beat
up a little bit but we found a
way. I think this game will go
a long way toward our devel-
“Coach Best does a great
job with his guys,” said Blue
Jay mentor Aaron Elwer.
“They hang their hat on the
defensive end. They were
tough and they were physical.
Man, they made it extremely
difficult for us. By the same
token, we made some poor
decisions. Our inability to
make the extra pass hurt us
tonight. When a team is that
good defensively and is physi-
cal, you have to beat them by
the pass, not the dribble, and
we weren’t able to do that
The field goal shooting stats
for the game were nothing to
write home about: Delphos
firing at a 29-percent (11-for-
38) clip, Crestview at 33 per-
cent (15-for-45). The Knights
had the better of it from the
stripe -- 73 percent (8-of-11)
to 61 percent (11-of-18). The
visitors won the battle of the
glass 29-19 and had one less
turnover, 11-12.
“Our offense will get bet-
ter,” added Best. “They (the
Jays) did a nice job. They ran
like a sagging man, kind of
a matchup zone, and we had
a hard time figuring it out at
first. Then we didn’t make
shots and when you don’t
make shots, it snowballs. That
was our problem in the first
half but we were persistent.
We had a little fortitude tonight
and I liked seeing that.”
“For the most part, we
held a really good team to
a really low number,” added
Elwer. “We had our two big-
gest breakdowns at the two
most critical times. Etzler is a
really good player and he took
advantage of our mistakes.
We’ve gotta be better offen-
sively and that’ll come. We’ll
get better. We had an opportu-
nity with one possession but,
unfortunately, we just didn’t
get the job done.”
Etzler’s 21-point effort was
the only double-digit scoring
job. Helm chipped in with
nine on three treys.
The Blue Jays’ scoring was
well-balanced among Buescher
(9), Geise (8), Bockey (7),
Clark (6) and Grothouse (6).
The Crestview jayvees are
now 2-1 after a 44-30 win.
Mitchell Rickard and
Connor Lautzenheiser led the
Knight scoring with 16 and
14, respectively.
Gage Seffernick and Alex
Odenweller had 12 and 11 for
St. John’s.
Crestview (42)
Etzler 7 6-6 21, Helm 3 0-0 9,
Heffner 1 0-0 2, Bolenbaugh 1 2-2
4, Ream 3 0-3 6, Zaleski 0 0-0 0,
Simerman 0 0-0 0, Brown 0 0-0 0.
Totals 15 8-11 42.
St. John’s (36)
Buescher 4 0-0 9, Clark 2 1-2
6, Geise 0 8-8 8, Koester 0 0-0
0, Bockey 3 1-4 7, Grothouse 2
1-2 6, Hays 0 0-2 0. Totals 11
11-18 36.
Score by quarters:
Crestview 12 4 11 15 - 42
St. John’s 7 13 8 8 - 36
Three-point field goals:
Crestview 4 (Helm 3, Etzler);
DSJ 3 (Buescher, Clark,
Etzler and defense carry
Knights over Jays 42-36
The Delphos Herald
night, the Van Wert Cougars
of head coach Dave Froelich
traveled east down State
Route 224 to take on the Big
Green of Ottoville in
a non-league contest
at L.W. Heckman
The game brought
back memories of
when the two schools
used to play against
each other several
years ago.
The Cougars used some
clutch fourth-quarter foul
shooting to come away with
the win 43-37.
For more than three
quarters, Ottoville gave
the Cougars all they could
handle, battling to a 28-all
tie to end the third quar-
ter before the Cougars got
a big 3-pointer from senior
forward A.J. Smith to give
them a cushion.
“I thought we did a great
job defensively,” explained
Ottoville coach Todd
Turnwald. “The kids did a
great job executing our game
plan. It just came down to
executing at the end - little
things like rebounding and
foul shots.”
The Big Green came out
and attempted to slow the
game down on the offen-
sive side of the ball and did,
shooting only 29 times and
holding Van Wert to 33.
Van Wert was 13-of-33
(39%) from the field, includ-
ing 7-of-18 on 2-point field
goals. Ottoville actually shot
better on the night, making
14-of-29 shots (48%). The
difference came from 3-point
range and the free-throw line.
The Cougars made 11-of-17
free throws (65%) and 6-of-
15 3 pointers (40%), while
the Big Green shot 8-of-13
(62%) from the charity stripe
and 3-of-9 (33%) from long
The first quarter found the
Cougars coming
out strong behind
three 3-point-
ers by senior
Joey Hurless
and junior Kyle
Keber. The
Big Green only
came away with
six markers for
the quarter and trailed 11-6
at the break.
The second quarter saw
the momentum starting to
swing with the Big Green
outscoring the visitors 10-9
for the stanza. The Big
Green, behind some
clutch shooting by
senior Ryan Honigford
(5 points) and junior
Luke Schimmoeller (3
points), cut into the
Cougars’ lead at half-
time to 20-16.
The Big Green,
with only 11 players on the
roster, gave the Cougars all
they wanted throughout the
contest, especially in the
third quarter. Brothers Luke
and Derek Schimmoeller led
the Big Green’s third-quar-
ter attack with four points
apiece. The Cougars’ shots
also started to not fall during
the period and found them-
selves in foul trouble with
Hurless, Keber and junior
Matt Bidlack flirting with
foul trouble throughout the
second half. As time expired
for the quarter, the score
was knotted at 28 apiece as
the Big Green outscored the
Cougars 12-8.
As many close games
are determined throughout
the year, foul shooting is
so crucial late in the game.
The Cougars throughout the
period brought the ball out
and controlled their posses-
sions, forcing the Big Green
to foul to get the ball back.
The Cougars stepped up dur-
ing the final period by going
8-13 and outscoring the Big
Green 15-9 to pull out the
Bidlack came up huge for
the Cougars as he calmly
stepped to the line late in
the game and dropped four
straight from the stripe.
“It’s disappointing
because I thought we put
ourselves right there to win
a game and just came up
short,” Turnwald added. “I’m
really proud of our kids. Van
Wert is notori-
ous for taking so
many things away
offensively. We
made some real-
ly good halftime
adjustments and
the kids executed
well in the second
half and scored some points.
We’ve got some guys who
really wanted the basketball.
We tried to exploit some of
their weaker defenders and
make them guard the ball.
We were able to execute
a few things and it got us
The Big Green (1-1) had
three players in double figures
as (Derek) Schimmoeller,
(Ryan) Honigford and (Luke)
Schimmoeller had 11, 10 and
10 points, respectively, for
the home squad. The Big
Green will open the PCL sea-
son tonight as they travel
to Columbus Grove for a 6
o’clock JV start (2 quarters
JV and 12 minutes of grade-
school action).
The Cougars (2-1) were
led by Hurless and senior
AJ Smith (7 points in the
4th) with 13 and 11 points,
respectively. The Cougars
will be right back in action
tonight on the road as they
travel to Coldwater for a 6
o’clock JV start.
The Cougars won the
JV game by a score of 27-9
behind Nick Keber’s eight
points. The Big Green was
led by Dustin Trenkamp with
five points.
VAN WERT (2pt. 3pt. FT Tot)
Nick Keber 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Caleb
Markward 0-0 0-0 0, A.J. Smith
2-7 1-6 4-6 11, Joey Hurless 3-5
2-4 1-2 13, Kyle Keber 0-0 2-3
0-0 6, Matt Bidlack 0-2 0-0 5-6
5, Connor Holliday 0-1 1-2 1-3 4,
Ray 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Nick Wolford
2-3 0-0 0-0 4. Totals 7-18 6-15
11-17 43
Fischer 1-1 0-0 0-0 2, R.
Honigford 2-4 2-5 0-0 10, D.
Schimmoeller 3-6 0-2 5-7 11, A.
Honigford 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Landin
2-3 0-0 2-4 4, L. Schimmoeller
3-6 1-2 1-2 10. Totals 11-20 3-9
8-13 37.
Score by Quarters:
Van Wert 11 9 8 15 - 43
Ottoville 6 10 12 9 - 37
Van Wert (27)
Nick Keber 1-2-0-8, Cody
Kerns 1-0-1-3, Michael Smelser
1-0-0-2, Nick Krugl 1-0-0-2,
Jacob Williamson 0-2-0-6, Justice
Tussing 0-0-2-2, Drew Myers 1-0-
0-2, Davis Monroe 1-0-0-2. Totals
Ottoville (9)
Brendon Schnipke 1-0-0-2,
Matthew Turnwald 1-0-0-2, Dustin
Trenkamp 2-0-1-5. Totals 4-0-1-9
Score by Quarters:
Van Wert 10 17 - 27
Ottoville 2 7 - 9
Cougars’ clutch foul shooting late downs Big Green
The Associated Press
Akr. Buchtel 73, Akr. Garfield 48
Akr. Coventry 54, Mantua
Crestwood 51
Akr. Firestone 63, Akr. East 59
Akr. Hoban 51, Parma Padua 49
Akr. Kenmore 72, Akr. North 65
Akr. Manchester 51, Can.
Timken 50, OT
Alliance 63, Minerva 51
Amherst Steele 54, N. Olmsted 41
Antwerp 56, Ft. Jennings 46
Arlington 76, Dola
Hardin Northern 24
Ashland 53, Wooster 46
Ashland Crestview 63,
Greenwich S. Cent. 45
Austintown Fitch 46, Newton Falls 39
Barnesville 60, Bridgeport 50
Bascom Hopewell-Loudon
72, Bettsville 17
Batavia Amelia 39, Mt. Orab
Western Brown 38
Beallsville 65, Caldwell 62
Beavercreek 59, Vandalia Butler 44
Bedford St. Peter Chanel
61, Garfield Hts. 60
Belpre 57, Glouster Trimble 50
Berea 78, Middleburg
Hts. Midpark 73
Berlin Center Western Reserve
56, Columbiana 46
Berlin Hiland 55, Malvern 42
Bloomdale Elmwood 50, Fostoria 34
Botkins 68, Ridgeway Ridgemont 42
Brecksville-Broadview Hts.
49, Avon Lake 40
Bristol 74, N. Bloomfield 21
Brookfield 44, Warren JFK 39, OT
Bucyrus Wynford 51, Mt.
Blanchard Riverdale 42
Cadiz Harrison Cent. 58, Bellaire 48
Campbell Memorial 64,
Warren Howland 62
Can. South 64, Alliance
Marlington 49
Canal Fulton Northwest 47,
Louisville Aquinas 38
Canfield 66, Warren Champion 50
Canfield S. Range 61, N.
Jackson Jackson-Milton 29
Carey 80, Sycamore Mohawk 73
Carlisle 94, Day. Northridge 85, 2OT
Carrollton 48, Louisville 47
Casstown Miami E. 61,
Lewisburg Tri-County N. 28
Chardon NDCL 76,
Ashtabula Edgewood 47
Chillicothe Huntington 66,
Bainbridge Paint Valley 46
Chillicothe Unioto 64,
Southeastern 50
Chillicothe Zane Trace 56,
Frankfort Adena 34
Cin. Country Day 73,
Hamilton New Miami 41
Cin. Elder 68, Cin. Purcell Marian 55
Cin. Hills Christian Academy
63, St. Bernard 39
Cin. Indian Hill 52, Cin.
Finneytown 37
Cin. Mariemont 43, Cin. Wyoming 37
Cin. Moeller 61, Hamilton Badin 22
Cin. Mt. Healthy 52,
Oxford Talawanda 43
Cin. N. College Hill 64,
Cin. Christian 55
Cin. NW 57, Hamilton Ross 56
Cin. Oyler 60, Cin. College Prep. 40
Cin. Princeton 63, Hamilton 51
Cin. Riverview East 68, Cin.
Gamble Montessori 44
Cin. Seven Hills 67, Lockland 51
Cin. St. Xavier 65, Cin.
McNicholas 34
Cin. Taft 70, Cin. Hughes 67
Cin. Turpin 72, Cin. Glen Este 47
Cin. Walnut Hills 62,
Kings Mills Kings 33
Cin. Western Hills 87,
Cin. Woodward 68
Cin. Winton Woods 65, Cin. Aiken 51
Cin. Withrow 78, Cin. Shroder 35
Clayton Northmont 56,
Miamisburg 54
Cle. Cent. Cath. 77, Cle.
Benedictine 68
Cle. E. Tech 63, Cle. John Adams 56
Cle. Glenville 79, Cle. Rhodes 64
Cle. Hts. 66, Euclid 59
Cle. Max Hayes 74, Cle. Hay 64
Cle. MLK 66, Cle. John Marshall 54
Clyde 59, Castalia Margaretta 43
Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant
69, Ironton St. Joseph 36
Collins Western Reserve 65,
Norwalk St. Paul 41
Cols. Africentric 83, Cols.
Independence 63
Cols. Beechcroft 72, Cols. Mifflin 67
Cols. Briggs 79, Cols.
Marion-Franklin 72
Cols. Centennial 62, Cols.
See SCORES, Page 7
Saturday, December 8, 2012 The Herald — 7
Division of Wildlife
Weekly Fish Ohio Fishing Report
Regulations to Remember:
The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio
waters of Lake Erie is 6 fish per angler with a
minimum size limit of 15 inches.
The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30
fish per angler on all Ohio waters of Lake
The trout and salmon daily bag limit is 2
fish per angler. The minimum size limit for
trout and salmon is 12 inches.
The black bass (largemouth and small-
mouth bass) daily bag limit is 5 fish per angler
with a 14-inch minimum
size limit.
Walleye fishing con-
tinued to be excellent
with many limits being
caught over the past week
(Wednesday). Fish were
caught S of “F” can of the
Camp Perry firing range,
W of Green Island and N
of Kelleys Island. Trollers are using crankbaits
such as Reef Runners and Rapala Deep Husky
Jerks. Most walleye are caught in the fall by
trolling crankbaits in open water or by fishing
at night near shore and around piers. Fall yel-
low perch fishing can also produce some of the
best catches of the season; most anglers fish
around the islands or within a few miles of the
ports from Huron to Conneaut.
Going With the Flow?
By Kevin Page, Fisheries Biologist
Inland Fisheries Research Unit
A new study conducted by the DOW will evaluate
loss of stocked fish from reservoirs by monitoring the
movement of muskellunge through reservoir dams.
Departure of fish from reservoirs by means other than
angler harvest or natural death is known as “emigra-
tion” by fisheries biologists. Downstream emigration of
fish is possible through dams because many reservoirs
are open systems, built by impounding streams; dams
on reservoirs of this type are operated to allow water
to pass through at specified rates to meet flood control,
water supply, recreation and other needs.
Fish loss by emigration can vary from reservoir
to reservoir. The timing, amount, method and rate of
water passing through a dam can have a strong influ-
ence on whether fish stay in the reservoir or emigrate
downstream below the dam. While most stocked fish
stay put as planned, under some circumstances, loss-
es of stocked fish can be high; naturally, that affects
the quality of fishing, which is important in Ohio where
50% of all fishing trips are made to reservoirs.
In unique cases, emigration produces valuable
tailwater fisheries below dams, such as the saugeye
fisheries below Deer Creek and Paint Creek reservoirs.
Biologists know this and stock these reservoirs with
that purpose in mind; however, such desirable out-
comes from emigration are rare and the usual result is
fewer opportunities for anglers and a waste of stocked
fish. Understanding the number of fish lost by emigra-
tion, as well as when and where emigration occurs,
helps biologists develop better strategies for managing
reservoir fisheries.
Muskellunge, also known as muskie, is a trophy
sport fish maintained in reservoirs through annual
stocking and will be the focus of the new study. These
fish were chosen for the study because they are known
to emigrate from reservoirs and are stocked at large
enough sizes to allow biologists to tag them prior to
stocking. Starting in 2013 and for the next 10 years, all
of the nearly 20,000 muskie stocked in nine reservoirs
statewide will be tagged prior to stocking. With anglers’
cooperation, this will help biologists better understand
emigration and provide the bonus of learning more
about the success of catch and release of stocked
muskie. Alum Creek (Delaware County), Leesville
(Carroll County) and Salt Fork (Guernsey County)
reservoirs where chosen for the most detailed work
in this study because they differ in water flow regimes
and dam types and have historically high numbers of
reported muskie catches.
Each muskie stocked in Alum Creek, Leesville and
Salt Fork will be implanted with a Passive-Integrated-
Transponder (PIT) tag to provide detailed information
about emigration; this is about the size of a grain of
rice and is implanted with a syringe just under the skin.
These tags have the advantages of staying within the
fish, remote detection and providing unique identifica-
tion allowing biologists to follow the history of each fish.
PIT tags emit a signal when they are in the vicinity of a
PIT tag reader, instantly providing a fish identification
number and the time and date of detection.
The DOW will monitor emigration of muskie by
installing un-manned shore-based PIT tag readers
below dams within the three study reservoirs; auto-
mated readers will continuously scan for PIT-tagged
muskie leaving reservoirs and provide critical informa-
tion such as the number of muskie emigrating and
when they emigrate. These details can later be com-
pared to environmental conditions such as rainfall and
reservoir water levels, age of fish emigrating and how
dams are operated to release water.
To learn more about the catch and release of
muskie using PIT tags, a small number of the most
successful anglers in Alum Creek, Leesville and Salt
Fork will be provided a hand-held PIT tag reader to
monitor tagged muskie catches as well. These volun-
teers will provide supplemental details about PIT tag-
ging that can be matched with additional information
from T-bar tags, a second method that will be used at
all reservoirs due to its lower cost.
Each T-bar tag will have a unique identification
number and a contact phone number; this will allow
any muskie captured during the study period to be
reported. Anglers will be encouraged to report tag
information along with catches they report in the
Muskie Angler Log, the Division’s online reporting
tool that anglers use to help track success of the
muskie program. Catch reports of T-bar tagged fish will
complement data collected from PIT tags by evaluating
survival, harvest, catch and recaptures of previously-
caught muskie within all reservoirs.
Together, PIT tag and T-bar tag data are expected
to provide a detailed picture of the emigration issue for
reservoir muskie fisheries. Using long-term informa-
tion from muskie tag detection and catches will help
Division biologists understand what happens to muskie
after stocking and identify key areas where manage-
ment actions may improve fishing. Preliminary work
has begun to test tagging procedures and prepare for
work at the Kincaid and London fish hatcheries next
Mounting a Scope, the
Correct Way
With some of the recent
innovations in shotgun and
muzzleloader accuracy, a lot
of hunters are adding scopes
to their hunting implements.
Decades ago mounting a
scope involved drilling and
tapping the gun’s receiver,
something best left to a pro-
fessional gunsmith. However, today most firearm
manufacturers have incorporated some system of
mounting a scope into their firearm designs, which
means that anyone with a moderate level of skill can
install their own scopes. This also means that a lot of
people mount scopes incorrectly, leading to poor per-
formance, inaccuracy and damage to the scope.
First the legal stuff. There are thousands of fire-
arms, scopes, rings, and bases available which means
there are millions of different combinations that some-
one can encounter. No article, or book for that matter,
can possibly thoroughly cover every situation. The
method described here will describe how to install
most scopes onto most firearms. If you are uncertain
or uncomfortable at any point, STOP; take the gun to
a skilled gunsmith. In addition, there are potentially
other ways to correctly install a scope. The method
described here has been found to deliver the best
performance, accuracy and holding power.
Begin by mounting the scope base and rings
according to the manufacturer’s directions; however,
do not tighten the rings down completely at this point.
If installing a scope base, be sure to degrease the
screws and holes before applying a blue thread locking
compound. Also, if the scope mounting system uses
straight slot screws, be sure to use the proper gun-
smith screwdriver not a standard screwdriver.
Next ensure that the rings will allow the scope to
be mounted with the proper eye relief. Lay the scope in
the bottom portion of the rings. Place the top halves of
the rings over the scope. Insert the screws only enough
to prevent the scope from sliding when raising the fire-
arm; do not over-tighten. Check to see that the scope
can be adjusted forward or rearward enough to obtain
the correct eye relief. If the rings are interfering with the
correct scope placement, move them as needed. Once
a satisfactory location is found, tighten the scope rings
down onto the base.
The next step is often omitted by many and can
lead to scope damage, inaccuracy and scope move-
ment from recoil. For this step, a scope ring lapping kit
is required. This kit includes a lapping bar matching the
diameters of your scope and rings and some lapping
compound. Even high quality scope rings are often
misaligned and not perfectly round. Lapping the inside
of the rings increases the holding surface of the rings
and eliminates denting and bending the scope tube
which distorts the crosshairs and causes adjustment
To begin the lapping process, remove the scope
and set it aside. Cover the receiver with an old cloth to
protect it from the lapping compound. Add the lapping
compound to the inside of both halves of the scope
rings, ensuring not to get any compound in the screw
holes or on the screws. Place the lapping bar on the
rings and install the top halves. Tighten the rings
ensuring the lapping bar can still be moved.
Proceed to repeatedly move the bar back and forth.
As the lapping process continues the rings will need
to be tightened to take up the additional clearance.
Periodically remove the bar and clean off the lapping
compound to inspect the progress. Continue until
90-95% of the rings are making contact. Determine
this by estimating the amount of shiny surface inside
the rings. Do not remove so much material that the
top and bottom halves touch. Once complete, remove
any residual compound with an action cleaner. Now
the rings are aligned and any inconsistencies have
been removed ensuring the maximum holding surface
and minimizing any scope damage when the rings are
A gap should be even on all sides after tightening
the rings.
The final step starts out with degreasing the
screws and the screw holes for the rings. Place some
blue thread locking compound on the screws.
Install the scope in the rings as before and obtain
the correct eye relief. Once the proper eye relief
has been established, check the scope reticle and
ensure that the scope is not canted. Although canting
a scope has no effect on accuracy, it does make
windage and elevation adjustments more difficult.
Once the scope is in the desired location, tighten the
screws in an alternating pattern until they are properly
torqued. This ensures that the rings are tightened
down evenly and the gaps between the ring halves
are even.
Now that the scope has been properly installed, it
can be bore sighted. The final step is heading to the
range and sighting in the firearm. Check out wildohio.
com to find a public range near you.
White-tailed deer gun season is Dec. 15-16 and
deer-muzzleloader season is Jan. 5-8, 2013. For other
hunting seasons, visit the wildohio.com site.
No rant this week; no stark-
raving bonkers this time around.
It doesn’t work anyway!
I went 6-6 last week (3-3 college,
3-3 pros) and Dave Boninsegna
7-5 (4-2, 3-3) and Guest Picker
Bob Weber 9-3 (6-0, 3-3).
That moves the records to 87-45
(46-20, 41-25) for Dave; 72-60
(33-33, 39-27) for yours truly; and
58-37 (32-15, 26-22) for the GP.
Charlie Warnimont, he of the
Putnam County Sentinel, rejoins
this (miserable) wonderful cast!!
Here are the games.
College: Navy vs. Army at
NFL: Chicago at Minnesota;
Baltimore at Washington; Kansas
City at Cleveland; San Diego at
Pittsburgh; Tennessee
at Indianapolis; Atlanta
at Carolina; St. Louis
at Buffalo; Dallas at
Cincinnati; Miami
at San Francisco;
New Orleans at N.Y.
Giants; Houston at New
NAVY: This
annual season-ender in
Philadelphia. All the pageantry and
patriotism. Neither team will likely
have anyone drafted or signed as
a free agent into the NFL. Be that
written, the Midshipmen have done
quite well over the years in this
series and I see nothing different as
the option offense of Navy gets the
better of the Cadets.
“D” seems to be wearing down
the stretch and now future Hall-
of-Famer Brian Urlacher may be
done for the regular season. All-
Day Petersen continues an utterly
amazing comeback and Six Rulers
get big Norris Division
Ravens had a big chance
to take control of AFC
North and completely
blew it against a backup
QB in archrivalry game!
RGIII is the real deal and
in our nation’s capital,
Redskins take advantage
of emotionally-down
CLEVELAND: See above.
Chiefs were emotionally-charged
last week after murder-suicide of
teammate. Reality now hits and the
emotions won’t be like they were.
Browns get a win at home.
PITTSBURGH: Chargers are
a train wreck, Rivers is a turnover
waiting to happen and Norv Turner
will get the ax. Big Ben makes his
comeback and that gives Steelers
a lift as they continue Chargers’
serious wild-card contenders.
Who’d have thunk that after last
year’s disaster? They have been
extremely good at home and they
will continue that trend against
ATLANTA: Falcons are on
cruise control with solid running
game, a QB like Matt Ryan play-
ing very, very well and a defense
playing very well. Cam Newton is
starting to get back to where he was
last year but it won’t be enough.
BUFFALO: St. Louis coming
off a big win over 49ers but now
head to cooler, outdoor climate of
Buffalo. Bills’ defense starting to
live up to the dollars and the run-
ning game should lead the way this
week in Ralph Wilson Stadium.
defense is just, well, terrible. They
have up 33 points to rookie quar-
terback last week and Andy Dalton
is coming into his own this season,
as is The Law Firm (Ben-Jarvis
Green-Ellis). Romo won’t have
things as easy this week against
better Bengals’ “D” and Cincy gets
big win in playoff push.
SAN FRANCISCO: 49ers need
to figure out the QB situation or it
will become a fiasco. Methinks
they will — whomever they decide
on — and the defense will limit
Miami rookie QB Tannehill and
get back on track.
are the most exasperating team
in the history of the NFL. If they
could ever figure it out on a regular
basis, look out. My guess is, with
their backs now against the wall
with surging Redskins and some
serious playoff scenarios staring
them in the face, they do so against
a terrible Saints defense.
NEW ENGLAND: Something
has to give this week: Patriots have
won last 19 games at home in
December and Texans
unbeaten on the road this
year (6-0). A perfect situ-
ation for the magic of Bill
Belichick and Tom Brady
to keep Pats’ winning
streak alive in Monday-
Army: The annual
Army-Navy game, I for-
get who I picked last year so this
year I’ll just take a shot in the dark
and give Jim a chance to catch up
and pick Army (Editor’s
Note: With my ... ahem,
“luck” and Dave’s ...
ahem, real luck, I think
I will change my pick!
heh heh!).
Chicago: I think the
Vikings are a bit down
right now and the Bears
are in the right place to
take the win on the road.
Baltimore: RG3 may
be having a good year
but this is the
Ravens and they are still
mad about that Steelers
loss, Ravens are my sec-
ond road-win team this
Cleveland: This is a
total toss-up. The Chiefs
had that emotional win
last week but this week
I think the Browns have
enough to get the win.
Pittsburgh: I hate to
say it but with Big Ben back, the
Steelers should be back on track
and take it to the Chargers.
Indianapolis: The Colts are
coming off the emotional win last
week on their last play of the game;
they take that momentum to gain a
win over the Titans.
Atlanta: Atlanta is just plain
good and the Panthers aren’t.
Atlanta clinches with a win over
the Panthers.
St. Louis: Another toss-up
game and another guess. The Rams
played a good game against the
49ers last week and play good
again this week to beat the Bills
(EN: This is your third road-
team pick this week!).
Dallas: The Bengals can take
a step closer to the playoffs with
a win this week but history tells
us they have a tendency not to
win big games. I hate to do it but
I have to take the Cowboys (EN:
San Francisco: SF should have
a easy time with the Dolphins this
week and do so with a win at the
N.Y. Giants: The Saints just
don’t have it this year and the
Giants continue to roll on. Eli leads
the Giants over the Saints.
Houston: The game of the
week. We will see how good the
Texans are; I think they are good
enough to beat the Patriots (EN:
Make that 5!).
Navy - If you like college
football, this is a game to watch.
Neither team has a great record this
season but this game is played for
love of the game and not poten-
tial NFL riches since these players
have a 2-year commitment to their
country after graduating. Navy has
dominated the contest lately behind
their wishbone attack and should
be bale to pull out another win.
Chicago - Tough pick here.
Minnesota is playing well behind
the running of Adrian Peterson,
who will the NFL Comeback
Player of the Year, and the Bear
defense took a big hit this week
as Brian Urlacher has a hamstring
injury. Should the Bears be able
to fill that loss and Jay Cutler gets
the Bears offense in gear, Chicago
continues its march to the post-
Baltimore - After a slow start to
the season, Washington is finally
playing well with RG III at the
controls. The Redskins are com-
ing off a big win on Monday night
against the defending champion
Giants, while the Ravens suffered
a tough loss last week at the hands
of Charlie Batch and Pittsburgh.
Ravens need a win to stay atop
their division and their defense will
help provide that.
Cleveland - The Browns have
won two games in a row. Can they
make it three in a row? Kansas
City is coming off an
emotional win and week
with the death of team-
mate Jevon Belcher. The
game also marks the
return of former Browns
quarterback Brady Quinn
to Cleveland. It’s a rough
return for Quinn to
Cleveland as the Browns
defense continues to play
Pittsburgh - Ben
Roethlisberger returns to
the Pittsburgh lineup this
week. It’s all the Steelers need to
continue their push to the play-
offs against a struggling San Diego
Indianapolis - Freshman quar-
terback Andrew Luck has the Colts
looking towards the post-season.
The Colts continue their big sea-
son with a win at home over the
Atlanta - The Falcons have
clinched a playoff berth. Now the
goal is to get homefield throughout
the playoffs. And against a 3-win
Carolina squad, they should be able
to continue that quest.
Buffalo - Two 5-win teams that
are playing to finish the season on
a strong note. On most Sundays,
you would favor the Bills because
of the cold and nasty weather. But
with unseasonable temperatures
forecasted, the Bills outlast the
Rams at home.
Dallas - Two teams battling for
a possible wild card playoff berth.
The Cowboys go on the road and
spoil the Bengals’ hopes for the
San Francisco - The 49ers fell
to the Rams in overtime last week.
Playing under the bright Florida
sunshine, San Francisco bounces
back and continues their push
towards the division title, no matter
who’s under center.
N. Y. Giants - This is about
the time last season the New York
Football Giants turned their season
around on their way to the Super
Bowl. Although the Giants offense
struggled in Monday Night’s loss
to the Redskins, the Giants and Eli
Manning find enough offense this
week to end the Saints hopes of
playing in the Super Bowl on their
New England - The Game of
the Week in the NFL. Could this be
a preview of the AFC champion-
ship game in January? The Texans
have a good defense but they are a
dome team playing outside in the
cold of New England in December.
Just a hunch but I have to go with
the home team (Sorry, sis).
Jim Metcalfe
Dave Boninsegna
Scores (Continued from Page 6)
Brookhaven 60
Cols. East 60, Cols.
Whetstone 46
Cols. Eastmoor 77, Cols.
International 36
Cols. Franklin Hts. 50,
Mt. Vernon 48
Cols. Northland 94, Cols.
Linden McKinley 37
Cols. St. Charles 49,
Cols. DeSales 33
Cols. Upper Arlington 60,
Thomas Worthington 58
Cols. Walnut Ridge
86, Cols. West 78
Conneaut 76, Peoples
Baptist 58
Continental 43, Hicksville 28
Convoy Crestview 42,
Delphos St. John’s 36
Coshocton 41, Zanesville
Rosecrans 29
Cuyahoga Falls 68,
Akr. Ellet 37
Cuyahoga Falls
CVCA 56, Zoarville
Tuscarawas Valley 51
Dalton 48, Apple Creek
Waynedale 47
Danville 68, Johnstown
Northridge 60
Defiance 47, Paulding 44
Delaware Hayes 71, Pataskala
Watkins Memorial 40
Doylestown Chippewa 52,
Jeromesville Hillsdale 41
Dublin Coffman 62,
Hilliard Davidson 46
Dublin Scioto 61,
Westerville Cent. 40
Eastlake N. 72, Chardon 38
Eaton 48, Day. Oakwood 44
Elida 62, Spencerville 61
Fairfield 54, Cin. Oak Hills 39
Fairfield Christian 56,
Cols. Wellington 42
Fairview 46, Oberlin
Firelands 45
Franklin 68, Bellbrook 54
Franklin Furnace Green 60,
New Boston Glenwood 53
Fredericktown 41,
Centerburg 31
Fremont Ross 68,
Oregon Clay 41
Fremont St. Joseph 62,
Attica Seneca E. 38
Ft. Recovery 48,
Delphos Jefferson 37
Galloway Westland
75, Marysville 71
Garfield Hts. Trinity 73, N.
Ridgeville Lake Ridge 46
Georgetown 74, Blanchester 33
Germantown Valley
View 68, Monroe 58
Girard 55, Hubbard 50
Goshen 49, New Richmond 46
Grafton Midview 62,
N. Ridgeville 51
Green 68, Medina Highland 55
Groveport-Madison 66,
Gahanna Lincoln 58
Harrison 63, Morrow
Little Miami 46
Hartville Lake Center Christian
47, Heartland Christian 41
Hilliard Bradley 51,
Dublin Jerome 40
Howard E. Knox 52,
Loudonville 41
Huber Hts. Wayne
64, Springboro 61
Hudson 68, Parma 67
Hunting Valley University
72, Ashtabula Lakeside 47
Huron 74, Sandusky
St. Mary 51
Jackson Center 51, Russia 46
41, Utica 35
Kettering Fairmont
47, Greenville 41
Lakewood 63, Avon 55
Lakewood St. Edward
69, Cle. VASJ 53
Lees Creek E. Clinton
71, London 63
Lewis Center Olentangy 63,
Sunbury Big Walnut 36
Lexington 56, Bellville
Clear Fork 54
Liberty Twp. Lakota E.
51, Cin. Colerain 50
Lima Bath 108, Harrod
Allen E. 59
Lima Cent. Cath. 47, Day.
Chaminade-Julienne 44
Lima Sr. 79, Tol. St. Francis 64
Lima Temple Christian 45,
Rockford Parkway 38
Lisbon Beaver 61,
Cortland Lakeview 50
Lisbon David Anderson 76,
Hanoverton United 54
Logan 55, Chillicothe 46
London Madison Plains
65, Washington C.H. 62
Lore City Buckeye Trail
69, Beverly Ft. Frye 63
Lowellville 88, Leetonia 75
Lucasville Valley
64, Minford 62
Lyndhurst Brush
60, Medina 55
Macedonia Nordonia
69, Copley 63
Madison 52, Willoughby S. 47
Mansfield Christian 54,
Berlin Hiland 45
Mansfield Sr. 76,
Mansfield Madison 27
Mansfield St. Peter’s 83,
Kingsway Christian 20
Marion Cath. 46, Powell
Village Academy 33
Martins Ferry 79,
Richmond Edison 37
Massillon Perry 54,
Can. McKinley 46
Massillon Tuslaw 61,
Gnadenhutten Indian Valley 51
McComb 72, Arcadia 32
McDonald 73, Salineville
Southern 55
Milford 53, Cin. Anderson 46
Millbury Lake 118,
Genoa Area 56
Miller City 64, Defiance
Ayersville 43
Millersburg W. Holmes
64, Orrville 32
Millersport 88, Gilead
Christian 23
Milton-Union 40,
Middletown Madison 34
Mineral Ridge 64,
Columbiana Crestview 47
N. Can. Hoover 77,
Can. Glenoak 50
Nelsonville-York 48,
Albany Alexander 40
New Albany 68, Lewis Center
Olentangy Orange 54
New Carlisle Tecumseh 48,
Spring. Kenton Ridge 31
New Concord John Glenn
52, New Lexington 41
New Knoxville 76,
Waynesfield-Goshen 46
New London 42,
Ashland Mapleton 31
New Middletown Spring.
67, E. Palestine 53
New Philadelphia 63,
Warsaw River View 17
Newark 55, Pickerington N. 44
Niles McKinley 75,
Jefferson Area 51
Norton 76, Ravenna 57
Norwalk 75, Shelby 47
Norwood 57, Bethel-Tate 55
Oak Harbor 52, Port Clinton 46
Oak Hill 64, Portsmouth W. 60
Ontario 71, Bucyrus 41
Parma Normandy 55, Parma
Hts. Holy Name 54
Peebles 66, Seaman
N. Adams 60
Philo 44, Zanesville
W. Muskingum 26
Pickerington Cent.
62, Lancaster 37
Piketon 50, Williamsport
Westfall 46
Plymouth 62, Monroeville 48
Portsmouth 75, Jackson 43
Portsmouth Clay 45,
Latham Western 43, OT
Portsmouth Notre Dame
57, Beaver Eastern 52
Portsmouth Sciotoville
55, Willow Wood
Symmes Valley 46
Powell Olentangy Liberty 85,
Grove City Cent. Crossing 39
Proctorville Fairland 58, Saint
Joseph Central, W.Va. 38
Racine Southern 43,
Crown City S. Gallia 38
Rayland Buckeye 78,
Belmont Union Local 48
Reading 35, N. Bend Taylor 33
Reynoldsburg 50,
Grove City 46
Rocky River 42, Bay
Village Bay 35
Rossford 65, Elmore
Woodmore 56
S. Point 61, Elliott Co., Ky. 57
S. Webster 65, McDermott
Scioto NW 40
Salem 72, Beloit W. Branch 51
Sandusky Perkins 67,
Milan Edison 32
Sarahsville Shenandoah
64, Shadyside 56
Seton Catholic, Ind. 54, New
Paris National Trail 38
Sheffield Brookside 66,
Lorain Clearview 60, OT
Sidney Fairlawn 57,
Ft. Loramie 42
Smithville 57, Rittman 47
Solon 73, Mayfield 67
St. Bernard Roger Bacon
43, Cin. La Salle 41
St. Henry 71, St. Marys
Memorial 48
St. Rita School for the
Deaf 58, Ky. School
for the Deaf, Ky. 21
Stewart Federal Hocking
71, Reedsville Eastern 42
Streetsboro 77, Akr.
Springfield 30
Sugarcreek Garaway 72,
Strasburg-Franklin 27
Tallmadge 46, Richfield
Revere 33
Thompson Ledgemont 47,
Warren Lordstown 45
Thornville Sheridan
44, Crooksville 39
Tol. Bowsher 120,
Tol. Woodward 71
Tol. Christian 62,
Oregon Stritch 45
Tol. Emmanuel Baptist 52,
Lakeside Danbury 32
Tol. Maumee Valley
56, Gibsonburg 44
Tol. Ottawa Hills 63,
Northwood 19
Tol. Rogers 110, Tol. Waite 44
Tol. Start 70, Tol. Scott 67
Tontogany Otsego 55,
Pemberville Eastwood 44
Toronto 71, Bellaire
St. John 48
Tuscarawas Cent. Cath. 39,
Magnolia Sandy Valley 29
Uhrichsville Claymont 58,
Byesville Meadowbrook 42
Uniontown Lake 50,
Youngs. Boardman 46
Urbana 77, Lewistown
Indian Lake 44
Van Buren 39,
Pandora-Gilboa 33
Van Wert 43, Ottoville 37
Vanlue 66, Cory-Rawson 40
Versailles 72, New Bremen 63
Vincent Warren 53,
Gallipolis Gallia 38
W. Chester Lakota W.
76, Middletown 72
W. Liberty-Salem 84,
Mechanicsburg 64
Wapakoneta 74, Ada 26
Warren Harding 59,
Maple Hts. 52
Warrensville Hts. 67,
E. Cle. Shaw 57
Washington C.H. Miami Trace
65, Greenfield McClain 49
Wellington 55, Oberlin 46
Wellston 72, Pomeroy
Meigs 57
Wellsville 57, Sebring
McKinley 54
Westerville N. 73,
Hilliard Darby 53
Westerville S. 62,
Worthington Kilbourne 58
Westlake 72, Olmsted Falls 66
Wheelersburg 43, Waverly 25
Willard 60, Sandusky 57
Williamsburg 78, Batavia 57
Windham 63, Peninsula
Woodridge 39
Woodsfield Monroe Cent.
71, Hannibal River 47
Wooster Triway 80,
Navarre Fairless 62
Worthington Christian 62,
Milford Center Fairbanks 55
Youngs. Liberty 71,
Struthers 60
Youngs. Mooney 55,
Youngs. East 53
Zanesville 59, Marietta 21
Zanesville Maysville 71,
McConnelsville Morgan 26
West Allegheny Tournament
Moon, Pa. 63, E. Liverpool
37; West Allegheny, Pa.
63, E. Liverpool 37
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rocker, American Girl out-
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Kenmore, large capacity,
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577 Miscellaneous
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old. Free to a good home.
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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
In coming months, a number of
unusual circumstances that will give
you plenty of opportunities to add
to your holdings and resources are
likely to develop. More than a few
of them will manifest in an unusual
21) -- Don’t be reluctant to let your
special needs be known to persons
who truly love you. They are just as
interested in promoting your cause as
you are.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) -- One of your greatest abilities
is to be able to effectively deal
with others. Your needs will be met
without you having to ask.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
-- Certain interests that are important
to you will be advanced not only
through your own efforts, but through
those of others as well. People will
help because they’ll want to.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20)
-- If you have to make an important
decision, choose a protracted
approach that will have staying
power, instead of the option that is
merely a quick fix.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
-- Don’t hesitate to help unravel
a delicate matter for a friend if
you believe you’re able to do so.
However, once done, don’t expect
anything in return except gratitude.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) --
You might be dubious about making
a sensitive decision, because it’s one
where you’ll need to let your heart
rule your head. You’ll discover you
couldn’t have made a wiser choice.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
-- Sometimes it’s advisable to take
a calculated risk when conditions
warrant it, as long as you don’t go
totally overboard. It may be one of
those times.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
-- If someone with whom you share
a close, personal bond needs special
attention, don’t leave his or her side,
even if you’re asked to join a group
of friends for a last minute get-
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) --
Because of some unexpected,
favorable shifts in conditions, a
matter you thought would be difficult
to handle can be accomplished with
relative ease. Relax and go for it.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) --
Let the person you love know how
much you care with some kind of
tangible evidence of your affection.
It doesn’t have to be anything
extravagant, just heartfelt.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) --
This is one of those days when you
could reap extra benefits for your
warm and considerate dealings with
others. You don’t have to do anything
special or expensive, you just have to
be kind.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22)
-- You could learn firsthand that you
made a much better impression than
you realized on someone whom you
thought failed to notice you. You will
soon have friends in high places.
There are strong indications that
in the year ahead you are likely to
link up with several people who are
both far-sighted and enterprising.
Their involvement and influence
could help you open up a number of
new routes to success.
Dec. 21) -- You could be far more
fortunate than usual in things of a
financial nature. Chance could play
an important role in putting you in
the right spot at the right time.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.
19) -- There is nothing wishy-washy
about you. You’ll have no trouble
backing up your words with action
whenever a situation calls for it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.
19) -- More than one goal you set
will be achievable. On top of that,
the zest and relish with which you
pursue your objectives will bring
you a great deal of enjoyment and
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) --
With your current gift of gab, which
is both logical and imaginative,
you’ll be extremely compelling when
persuading others to go along with
your ideas or methods. Don’t let your
followers down.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
-- Even though you might end up
spending more time working on
someone else’s endeavor than you
will your own, you nonetheless stand
to gain much.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
-- A competitive endeavor involving
a team effort will arouse your will
to win. You could end up being the
crucial component that leads to
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
-- You should be able to find a
second, ultimately lucrative, source
of earnings if you put your mind to
doing so. Start looking now.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) --
If you focus your efforts and energies
on a definite goal, be it social or
commercial, the results should be
most gratifying. Your example will
inspire imitators.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) --
Concerns for the needs of loved ones
will motivate you to be much more
enterprising than usual. You’ll want
to be able to give them what they
aren’t able to acquire on their own.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) --
It’s one of those days when you might
need a variety of activities to satisfy
your restless spirit. Fortunately,
regardless of how much you take on,
you’ll do it all well.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) --
Involvements that have the potential
for turning a profit should be acted
upon as promptly as possible. You
aren’t likely to make much money
hemming and hawing.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) --
Whether or not you achieve success
will be predicated upon your ability
to stay focused on your objective.
Once you have a clear target, keep
your mind focused on only it.
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Rev. Linda Wannemacher-Pastor
Jaye Wannemacher
-Worship Leader
For information contact:
Thursday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study
with worship at 8277 German Rd,
Sunday - 7:00 p.m. “For Such
A Time As This”. Tri-County
Community Intercessory Prayer
Group. Everyone welcome.
Biblical counseling also avail-
Pastor Terry McKissack
302 N Main, Delphos
Contact: 419-692-0061 or
Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Sunday
School (All Ages) , 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Service, 6:00 p.m Sunday
Evening Service
Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible
Study, Youth Study
Nursery available
for all services.
310 W. Second St.
Pastor Harry Tolhurst
Sunday: 11:00 Worship Service
- Everyone Welcome
Communion first Sunday of
every month.
Communion at Van Crest
Health Care Center - First Sunday
of each month at 2:30 p.m.,
Nursing Home and assisted liv-
422 North Pierce St., Delphos
Phone 419-695-2616
Rev. Angela Khabeb
Saturday-8:00 a.m. Prayer
Sunday-9:00 a.m. Sunday
School; 10:00 a.m. Worship
Service; 12:00 p.m. Hall in use
Monday - 6:00 p.m. Council
Saturday - 8:00 a.m. Prayer
Sunday - 9:00 a.m. Sunday
School; 10:00 a.m.
“Where Jesus is Healing
Hurting Hearts!”
808 Metbliss Ave., Delphos
One block so. of Stadium Park.
Landeck - Phone: 419-692-0636
Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor
Administrative aide: Rita Suever
Masses: 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Newcomers register at parish.
Marriages: Please call the par-
ish house six months in advance.
Baptism: Please call the parish.
500 S. Canal, Spencerville
Saturday - 4:30 p.m.
Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May
1 - Oct. 30. Sunday - 10:30 a.m.
107 Broadway St., Spencerville
Pastor Charles Muter
Home Ph. 419-657-6019
Sunday: Morning Services -
10:00 a.m. Evening Services - 7:00
Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Worship
317 West North St.
Pastor Tom Shobe
9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30
a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service
Corner of Fourth & Main,
Phone 419-647-5321
Rev. Jan Johnson, Pastor
Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School; 10:30 a.m. Worship ser-
Rev. Ron Shifley, Pastor
Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Church
School; 10:30 a.m. Worship
9250 Armstrong Road,
Pastors Phil & Deb Lee
Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship
Wed. - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study
(Independent Fundamental)
Rt. 81 and Defiance Trial
Rt. 2, Box 11550
Spencerville 45887
Rev. Robert King, Pastor
Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday
school; 10:30 a.m. Worship
Service; 7:00 p.m. Evening wor-
ship and Teens Alive (grades
Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible
Tuesday & Thursday– 7- 9 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to preach
the “Word of God?” This is your
time to do it. Come share your
love of Christ with us.
699 Sunnydale, Elida, Ohio 454807
Pastor Kimberly R. Pope-Seiberlin
Sunday - 8:30 a.m. traditional;
10:45 a.m. contemporary
2240 Baty Road, Elida
Ph. 339-5673
Rev. James F. Menke, Pastor
Sunday – 10 a.m. Worship.
Wednesday – 7 p.m. Evening ser-
2701 Dutch Hollow Rd. Elida
Phone: 339-3339
Rev. Frank Hartman
Sunday - 10 a.m. Sunday School
(all ages); 11 a.m. Morning Service;
6 p.m. Evening Service.
Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer
Office Hours: Monday-Friday,
8-noon, 1-4- p.m.
Corner of Zion Church & Conant
Rd., Elida
Pastors: Mark and D.J.
Sunday - Service - 9:00 a.m.
3995 McBride Rd., Elida
Phone 419-339-3961
Elida - Ph. 222-8054
Rev. Larry Ayers, Pastor
Service schedule: Sunday–
10 a.m. School; 11 a.m. Morning
Worship; 6 p.m. Sunday evening.
4750 East Road, Elida
Pastor - Brian McManus
Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School; 10:30 a.m. Worship, nurs-
ery available.
Wednesday – 6:30 p.m.
Youth Prayer, Bible Study; 7:00
p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study;
8:00 p.m. - Choir.
7350 Gomer Road, Gomer, Ohio
Rev. Brian Knoderer
Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Worship
101 N. Adams St., Middle Point
Pastor Scott & Karen Fleming
Sunday – Church Service - 10
a.m, 6 p.m.
Wednesday - 7:00 p.m.
10686 Van Wert-Decatur Rd.
Van Wert, Ohio
Rev. Clark Williman. Pastor
Sunday- 8:45 a.m. Friends and
Family; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School
LIVE; 10:00 a.m.
15240 Main St. Venedocia
Rev. Wendy S. Pratt, Pastor
Church Phone: 419-667-4142
Sunday - 8:30 a.m. - Adult
Bell Choir; 8:45 a.m. Jr. Choir;
9:30 a.m. - Worship; 10:45 a.m. -
Sunday school; 6:30 p.m. - Capital
Funds Committee.
Monday - 6 p.m. Senior Choir.
601 Jennings Rd., Van Wert
Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.;
Monday 8:30 a.m.; Tuesday 7 p.m.;
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.; Thursday
8:30 a.m. - Communion Service;
Friday 8:30 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m.
10698 US 127S., Van Wert
(Next to Tracy’s Auction Service)
Tommy Sandefer, lead pastor
Ron Prewitt, sr. adult pastor
Sunday worship & children’s
ministry - 10:00 a.m.
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303 S. Adams, Middle Point
Rev. Tom Cover
Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School; 10:30 a.m. Worship ser-
634 N. Washington St., Van Wert
Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt
Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning wor-
ship with Pulpit Supply.
15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert
Phone: 419-965-2771
Pastor Chuck Glover
Lead Pastor - Dan Eaton
Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - Worship
Service with Nursery & Kids
Church; 6:00 pm. Youth Ministry
at The ROC & Jr. Bible Quiz at
Monday - 7:00 p.m. Teen Bible
Quiz at Church
Wednesday - 7:00 p.m.
Discpleship Class in Upper Room
For more info see our website:
Pastor: Rev. Gary Fish
470 S. Franklin St.,
(419) 692-9940
9:30 Sunday School
10:30 Sunday morning service.
Youth ministry every
Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.
Children’s ministry every third
Saturday from 11 to 1:30.
335 S. Main St. Delphos
Pastor - Rev. David Howell
Sunday - 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service

11720 Delphos Southworth Rd.
Delphos - Phone 419-695-1723
Pastor Rodney Shade
Asst. Pastor Pamela King
Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Worship;
9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all
Wednesday - 7 p.m. Service
and prayer meeting.
211 E. Third St., Delphos
Rev. David Howell, Pastor
Sunday - 8:15 a.m. Worship
Service; 9:15 a.m. Seekers Sunday
School class meets in parlor; 9:30
a.m. Sunday School for All Ages;
10:30 a.m. Worship Service; 11:30
a.m. Radio Worship on WDOH
Mon.: UMW Silver Tea; 7:30
p.m. Community Christmas Music
Celebration @ St. John’s Catholic
Wed.: 7:00 p.m Chancel Choir,
Mission Committee
Thurs. - 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Suppers on Us
Fri: 3:00 p.m. Mustard Seeds
2998 Defiance Trail, Delphos
Pastor Jay Lobach 419-339-6319
Services: Sunday - 11:00 a.m.
and 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday - 7:00
331 E. Second St., Delphos
Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor
Rev. Chris Bohnsack,
Associate Pastor
Fred Lisk and Dave Ricker,
Mary Beth Will, Liturgical
Coordinator; Mrs. Trina
Shultz, Pastoral Associate; Mel
Rode, Parish Council President;
Lynn Bockey, Music Director
Celebration of the Sacraments
Eucharist – Lord’s Day
Observance; Saturday 4:30 p.m.,
Sunday 7:30, 9:15, 11:30 a.m.;
Weekdays as announced on
Sunday bulletin.
Baptism – Celebrated first
Sunday of month at 1:00 p.m. Call
rectory to schedule Pre-Baptismal
Reconciliation – Tuesday and
Friday 7:30-7:50 a.m.; Saturday
3:30-4:00 p.m. Anytime by
Matrimony – Arrangements
must be made through the rectory
six months in advance.
Anointing of the Sick –
Communal celebration in May
and October. Administered upon
Rev. John Stites
Mass schedule: Saturday - 4
p.m.; Sunday - 10:30 a.m.

160 Main St., Cloverdale 45827
Fr. John Stites
Mass schedule: Saturday 5:30
p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m.

135 N. Water St., Ft. Jennings
Rev. Charles Obinwa
Phone: 419-286-2132
Mass schedule: Saturday 5
p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m. and 9:30
Fr. Mark Hoying
Saturday – 4:30 p.m. Mass.
Sunday – 8:00 a.m. & 10:00
a.m. Masses.
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Tues., Wed. and Friday at 8:00
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Ph. 692-0055
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Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.;
Worship - 10:25 a.m.
Wednesday - Youth Prayer and
Bible Study - 6:30 p.m.
Adult Prayer meeting - 7:00
Choir practice - 8:00 p.m.
605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert
Ph: (419) 238-2788
Sr. Pastor Stephen Savage
Outreach Pastor Neil Hammons
Sunday - Worship services at
9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday-Ministries at 7:00
13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert
Ph. 419-238-0333
Children’s Storyline:
Email: fbaptvw@bright.net
Pastor Steven A. Robinson
Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School for all ages; 10:30 a.m.
Family Worship Hour; 6:30 p.m.
Evening Bible Hour.
Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Word
of Life Student Ministries; 6:45
p.m. AWANA; 7:00 p.m. Prayer
and Bible Study.
Rev. Don Rogers, Pastor
Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School all ages. 10:30 a.m.
Worship Services; 7:00 p.m
Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer
Pastors: Bill Watson
Rev. Ronald Defore
1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert
Phone (419) 238-5813
Head Usher: Ted Kelly
10:00 a.m. - Sunday School
11:10 a.m. - Worship 10:00 a.m.
until 11:30 a.m. - Wednesday
Morning Bible Class 6:00 p.m.
until 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday
Evening Prayer Meeting
7:00 p.m. - Wed. Night Bible
Thursday - Choir Rehearsal
Anchored in Jesus Prayer
Line - (419) 238-4427 or (419)
Emergency - (419) 993-5855
Road U, Rushmore
Pastor Robert Morrison
Sunday – 10 am Church School;
11:00 Church Service; 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service
Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Evening
512 W. Sycamore, Col. Grove
Office 419-659-2263
Fax: 419-659-5202
Father Tom Extejt
Masses: Tuesday-Friday - 8:00
a.m.; First Friday of the month
- 7 p.m.; Saturday - 4:30 p.m.;
Sunday - 8:30 a.m. and 11:00
Confessions - Saturday 3:30
p.m., anytime by appointment.
18906 Rd. 18R, Rimer
Rev. Mark Walls
Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday
School; 10:30 a.m. Worship
Rev. Robert DeSloover, Pastor
7359 St. Rt. 109 New Cleveland
Saturday Mass - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass - 8:30 a.m.
133 E. Main St.
Van Wert
Ph. 419-238-1580
Hours: Closed Mondays
6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
122 N. Washington St.
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
putnam County
10098 Lincoln Hwy.
Van Wert, OH
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Catch the spirit
ongwriters and poets sometimes
say that their artistic inspiration
feels more like they are tuning
into something that is already out there,
waiting to be discovered, rather than creat-
ing something out of nothing. It’s more
like the song or poem is in the ether, and
the poet or songwriter just needs to catch
it. Mathematicians and scientists have a
similar debate concerning whether mathe-
matical truths are invented or are somehow
“out there” waiting to be discovered.
The existence of certain mathematical
patterns in nature which recur over and
over again, such as fractals, seems to sug-
gest that mathematics is somehow infused
in nature. When you begin to appreciate
the beauty and complexity of fractals or
quantum mechanics, our human mathe-
matics appears to be a fumbling, bumbling
attempt to describe the divine mathematics
or intelligence behind nature.
What is perhaps most amazing about all
this is not that the universe is intelligible,
but that our minds are capable of knowing
and understanding this wondrous universe,
even if it is only in such a limited way.
—Christopher Simon
“By faith we understand that the universe
was formed at God’s command, so that what
is seen was not made out of what was vis-
Hebrews 11:3
faithful believer is like a good
camel, getting down on bended
knees and taking the heavy load
without complaint. The camel is essen-
tially a beast of burden, and a marvelously
well-adapted one for the harsh desert envi-
rons of the Mideast and Northern
Africa. We can learn a lot from
the camel, whose legendary per-
sistence under heavy loads in the
harshest circumstances is a model
of patient determination. The facts
are perhaps more amazing than the
legends. Camels can easily go three
to four days without water and can
carry a rider and load 80-120 miles
each day. A camel can drink 30
gallons of water in 10 minutes,
which is then rapidly distributed
throughout their body. They are
also able to extract water by eating
plants, and their mouths are tough,
allowing them to eat thorny desert
shrubs. All in all, camels are excel-
lent servants, and we could learn
something from their hard work
and faithful service, which is usu-
ally given without any ill humor.
“All hard work brings a proft, but mere
talk leads only to poverty.”
Proverbs 14: 23
A Good Camel