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Eagles to host blood drive
The Delphos Eagles Lodge will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 10. Donor’s must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. Call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Herald offers free job seminar
Jim Perry, former Delphos resident, and The Delphos Herald are offering a free seminar for job-seekers from 8-11 a.m. on Jan. 26 at the Eagles Lodge in Delphos. “Getting Over the Wall” is a 3-hour intensive seminar designed to get candidates past hidden objections that are preventing them from getting an opportunity to meet with decision-makers. Though there is no charge for the program, preregistration is essential in order to assure availability of handouts; space is limited. To attend, RSVP to Nancy Spencer at email@example.com or call 419-6950015, ext. 134. Leave a message, including the number and names of participants.
TODAY Girls Basketball: Parkway Chatt Insurance Holiday Tournament: Lincolnview vs. Parkway, 3 p.m.; Jefferson vs. Fairlawn, 4:40 p.m. Boys Basketball (6 p.m.): Lincolnview at Fort Jennings; Ottoville at Shawnee; Kellen Schlagbaum gets air while sledding. See COMMANDER, page 2 Lima Senior at Elida; Kalida at Ada; Parkway Chatt Insurance Holiday Tournament: Jefferson vs. Finneytown, 6:20 p.m. Wrestling: St. John’s at paving from The Point to had six OVI arrests in 2011. Marion Harding Classic, Douglas Street. The balance Klaus has served as an officer 8 a.m.; Elida at Tiffin of payment will come from for 11 years and had five OVI Columbian Classic, 10 a.m. the Motor Vehicle Permissive arrests. SATURDAY Tax Fund. Girls Basketball: Ottoville May April 18 at L-B, noon; Kalida at May 3 Dick Clark, TV and New Minster, 1 p.m.; Jefferson/ Ohio Treasurer and US Year’s Eve icon, died of a Lincolnview at Parkway heart attack in a Santa Monica Senate candidate Josh Mandel Chatt Insurance Holiday hospital at the age of 82. Clark paid a visit to a Vanamatic Tournament, 3/4:40 p.m. served as a cultural touchstone Company for a brief sumfor boomers and their grandkids mary and tour of the plant. Boys Basketball (6 alike and was ranked among He stated that politicians are p.m.): St. John’s at Van the Forbes 400 of wealthiest to blame for job loss, includWert; LTC at Fort Jennings; Americans. His Dick Clark ing the manufacturing sector. Jackson Center at Columbus Productions supplied movies, “Unfortunately, over the past Grove; Crestview at Miller game shows, beauty contes- decade, Ohio has lost over half City; Jefferson at Parkway a million jobs and 3,500 factants and more to TV. Chatt Insurance Holiday tories,” he said. “Politicians in April 23 Tournament, 6:20/8 p.m.; Officers Brandon Line Washington have failed us. We Lincolnview at Ottoville, and Kevin Klaus of the need a new generation of lead6:30 p.m. (JV 2 QTRS); Delphos Police Department ers who are willing to take on Spencerville at New were honored as top officers the Republican establishment Knoxville, 6:30 p.m. by Mothers Against Drunk and the Democratic establishWrestling: Jefferson Driving (MADD) of Allen, ment to do the right thing for and Spencerville at LCC Hardin and Putnam Counties. jobs of working families right Holiday Invitational, MADD appreciates the efforts here in Ohio.” 9:30 a.m.; Lincolnview at May 11 St. John’s Elementary School third-graders in Teresa Recker’s class were filming of officers who understand the Toledo St. John’s Jesuit Hundreds of students “Inside a Barn in the Country.” Students were using puppets purchased with MAC Grant importance of enforcing drunk from Delphos St. John’s and Invitational, 10 a.m. driving laws. Line has been an funds several years ago. Above: Kambryn Rohr, front, and Jenna Ladd neigh as their officer for five years and he See WRAPUP, page 12 horse puppets cross the “stage.” Forecast Each year, The Herald ing care, our nurse’s aid care Cloudy takes a look back at the stories and our activities,” he said. Saturday with and photos of the year. Here April 10 a chance of is the second of four 2012 The process was begun to snow showwrap-ups. hire a superintendent to head ers in the Delphos City Schools. School morning and April board members used an execua slight chance of snow April 6 tive session following a short showers in the afternoon. Members of Jefferson and business meeting to review Highs in the lower 30s. St. John’s Junior Optimist 11 applications for the posiLows 15 to 20. See page 2. clubs helped stuff 3,000-plus tion. Board President John eggs with their adult counter- Klausing noted the last time Index parts for the annual Optimist the board solicited resumes, they received 35. Obituaries 2 Easter Egg Hunt. April 7 Legislation approving State/Local 3 Sarah Jane Living Center $210,000 for the Elida Avenue Politics 4 in Delphos was ranked eighth widening and paving project Community 5 in resident satisfaction by the was passed on third reading Sports 6-8 Ohio Department of Aging. Monday during the reschedChurch 9 The overall score was 96.7 and uled Delphos City Council Classifieds 10 Administrator Mick Murphy meeting. A $165,000 Ohio Television 11 said it was based on ques- Public Works grant has been World briefs 12 tions regarding a variety of applied for to offset the cost offerings. “They asked ques- of the project, which entails Jennings Local Schools had big plans for its outdoor science lab as it plans to erect a wind tions about different things and widening Elida Avenue to turbine and put up solar panels. It also has an orchard and many garden beds students maindetermined our residents are three lanes from The Point tain that can be used for fuel. Environmental science students Kristina Clippinger, Kiersten happy with our food, our nurs- west to Summers Lane and Freund and Kelsey Klausing work on the garden beds during their class hour.
forces out of Kuwait in 1991 — but he’d managed to keep WASHINGTON — Truth a low profile in the public is, retired Gen. H. Norman debate over the second Gulf Schwarzkopf didn’t care much War against Iraq, saying at for his popular “Stormin’ one point that he doubted victory would Norman” nickbe as easy as the name. White House and The seemthe Pentagon preingly no-nonsense dicted. Desert Storm comSchwarzkopf mander’s reputed was named comtemper with aides mander in chief and subordiof U.S. Central nates supposedly Command at earned him that Tampa’s MacDill rough-and-ready Air Force Base in moniker. But oth1988, overseeing ers around the the headquarters general, who died Schwarzkopf for U.S. military Thursday in Tampa, and security conFla., at age 78 from complications from pneumo- cerns in nearly two dozen nia, knew him as a friendly, countries stretching across the talkative and even jovial fig- Middle East to Afghanistan ure who preferred the some- and the rest of central Asia, what milder sobriquet given plus Pakistan. When Saddam invadby his troops: “The Bear.” That one perhaps suited ed Kuwait two years later him better later in his life, to punish it for allegedly when he supported various stealing Iraqi oil reserves, national causes and children’s Schwarzkopf commanded charities while eschewing the Operation Desert Storm, the spotlight and resisting efforts coalition of some 30 counto draft him to run for politi- tries organized by President George H.W. Bush that succal office. He lived out a quiet retire- ceeded in driving the Iraqis ment in Tampa, where he’d out. At the peak of his postserved his last military assignment and where an elemen- war national celebrity, tary school bearing his name Schwarzkopf — a self-prois testament to his standing in claimed political independent — rejected suggestions the community. Schwarzkopf capped an that he run for office, and illustrious military career by remained far more private commanding the U.S.-led than other generals, although international coalition that he did serve briefly as a milidrove Saddam Hussein’s tary commentator for NBC.
Desert Storm commander Norman Schwarzkopf dies
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While focused primarily on charitable enterprises in his later years, he campaigned for President George W. Bush in 2000, but was ambivalent about the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In early 2003 he told The Washington Post that the outcome was an unknown: “What is postwar Iraq going to look like, with the Kurds and the Sunnis and the Shiites? That’s a huge question, to my mind. It really should be part of the overall campaign plan.” Initially Schwarzkopf had endorsed the invasion, saying he was convinced that Secretary of State Colin Powell had given the United Nations powerful evidence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. After that proved false, he said decisions to go to war should depend on what U.N. weapons inspectors found. He seldom spoke up during the conflict, but in late 2004 he sharply criticized Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and the Pentagon for mistakes that included erroneous judgments about Iraq and inadequate training for Army reservists sent there. “In the final analysis I think we are behind schedule. ... I don’t think we counted on it turning into jihad (holy war),” he said in an NBC interview. Schwarzkopf was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Trenton,
The more than 3 inches of snow that fell on Wednesday was perfect for avid sledders at the Delphos-Gillmor Reservoir Thursday. Above: Quinley Schlagbaum, front, and Brynlee Hanneman head down the hill. (Delphos Herald/Dena Martz)
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A look back at 2012
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College student’s turtle project takes dark twist
BY JEFFREY COLLINS The Associated Press CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson University student Nathan Weaver set out to determine how to help turtles cross the road. He ended up getting a glimpse into the dark souls of some humans. Weaver put a realistic rubber turtle in the middle of a lane on a busy road near campus. Then he got out of the way and watched over the next hour as seven drivers swerved and deliberately ran over the animal. Several more apparently tried to hit it but missed. “I’ve heard of people and from friends who knew people that ran over turtles. But to see it out here like this was a bit shocking,” said Weaver, a 22-year-old senior in Clemson’s School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences. To seasoned researchers, the practice wasn’t surprising. The number of box turtles is in slow decline, and one big reason is that many wind up as roadkill while crossing the asphalt, a slow-and-steady trip that can take several minutes. Sometimes humans feel a need to prove they are the dominant species on this planet by taking a two-ton metal vehicle and squishing a defenseless creature under the tires, said Hal Herzog, a Western Carolina University psychology professor. “They aren’t thinking, really. It is not something people think about. It just seems fun at the time,” Herzog said. “It is the (Continued from page 1)
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“One hit in 50 cars is pretty significant when you consider it might take a turtle 10 minutes to cross the road.”
— Nathan Weaver dark side of human nature.” Herzog asked a class of about 110 students getting ready to take a final whether they had intentionally run over a turtle, or been in a car with someone who did. Thirty-four students raised their hands, about two-thirds of them male, said Herzog, author of a book about humans’ relationships with animals, called “Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat.” Weaver, who became interested in animals and conservation through the Boy Scouts and TV’s “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, wants to figure out the best way to get turtles safely across the road and keep the population from dwindling further. Among the possible solutions: turtle underpasses or an education campaign aimed at teenagers on why drivers shouldn’t mow turtles down. The first time Weaver went out to collect data on turtles, he chose a spot down the road from a big apartment complex that caters to students. He counted 267 vehicles that passed by, for Vietnam and served two tours, first as a U.S. adviser to South Vietnamese paratroops and later as a battalion commander in the U.S. Army’s Americal Division. He earned three Silver Stars for valor — including one for saving troops from a minefield — plus a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and three Distinguished Service Medals. While many career officers left military service embittered by Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was among those who opted to stay and help rebuild the tattered Army into a potent, modernized allvolunteer force. After Saddam invaded Kuwait in August 1990, Schwarzkopf played a key diplomatic role by helping persuade Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd to allow U.S. and other foreign troops to deploy on Saudi territory as a staging area for the war to come. On Jan. 17, 1991, a fivemonth buildup called Desert Shield became Operation Desert Storm as allied aircraft attacked Iraqi bases and Baghdad government facilities. The six-week aerial campaign climaxed with a massive ground offensive on Feb. 24-28, routing the Iraqis from Kuwait in 100 hours before U.S. officials called a halt. Schwarzkopf said afterward he agreed with Bush’s decision to stop the war rather than drive to Baghdad to capture Saddam, as his mission had been only to oust the Iraqis from Kuwait. But in a desert tent meeting with vanquished Iraqi generals, he allowed a key concession on Iraq’s use of helicopters, which later backfired by enabling Saddam to
N.J., where his father, Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, founder and commander of the New Jersey State Police, was then leading the investigation of the Lindbergh kidnap case. That investigation ended with the arrest and 1936 execution of German-born carpenter Richard Hauptmann for murdering famed aviator Charles Lindbergh’s infant son. The elder Schwarzkopf was named Herbert, but when the son was asked what his “H’’ stood for, he would reply, “H.” As a teenager Norman accompanied his father to Iran, where the elder Schwarzkopf trained the Iran’s national police force and was an adviser to Reza Pahlavi, the young Shah of Iran. Young Norman studied there and in Switzerland, Germany and Italy, then followed in his father’s footsteps to West Point, graduating in 1956 with an engineering degree. After stints in the U.S. and abroad, he earned a master’s degree in engineering at the University of Southern California and later taught missile engineering at West Point. In 1966 he volunteered
seven of them intentionally hitting his rubber reptile. He went back out about a week later, choosing a road in a more residential area. He followed the same procedure, putting the fake turtle in the middle of the lane, facing the far side of the road, as if it was early in its journey across. The second of the 50 cars to pass by that day swerved over the center line, its right tires pulverizing the plastic shell. “Wow! That didn’t take long,” Weaver said. Other cars during the hour missed the turtle. But right after his observation period was up, before Weaver could retrieve the model, another car moved to the right to hit the animal as he stood less than 20 feet away. “One hit in 50 cars is pretty significant when you consider it might take a turtle 10 minutes to cross the road,” Weaver said. Running over turtles even has a place in Southern lore. In South Carolina author Pat Conroy’s semi-autobiographical novel “The Great Santini,” a fighter-pilot father squishes turtles during a late-night drive when he thinks his wife and kids are asleep. His wife confronts him, saying: “It takes a mighty brave man to run over turtles.” The father denies it at first, then claims he hits them because they are a road hazard. “It’s my only sport when I’m traveling,” he says. “My only hobby.” That hobby has been costly to turtles. crack down more easily on rebellious Shiites and Kurds. While he later avoided the public second-guessing by academics and think tank experts over the ambiguous outcome of the first Gulf War and its impact on the second Gulf War, he told The Washington Post in 2003, “You can’t help but ... with 20/20 hindsight, go back and say, ‘Look, had we done something different, we probably wouldn’t be facing what we are facing today.’” After retiring from the Army in 1992, Schwarzkopf wrote a best-selling autobiography, “It Doesn’t Take A Hero.” Of his Gulf War role, he said: “I like to say I’m not a hero. I was lucky enough to lead a very successful war.” He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and honored with decorations from France, Britain, Belgium, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain. Schwarzkopf was a national spokesman for prostate cancer awareness and for Recovery of the Grizzly Bear, served on the Nature Conservancy board of governors and was active in various charities for chronically ill children. “I may have made my reputation as a general in the Army and I’m very proud of that,” he once told The Associated Press. “But I’ve always felt that I was more than one-dimensional. I’d like to think I’m a caring human being. ... It’s nice to feel that you have a purpose.” Schwarzkopf and his wife, Brenda, had three children: Cynthia, Jessica and Christian.
Jeanne A. Boerger
March 23, 1928 - Dec. 27, 2012 Jeanne A. Boerger, 84, of Lima, passed away at 12:35 a.m. on Thursday at Kindred Hospital in Lima. She was born on March 23, 1928 in Lima to Marvin J. and Emmaline A. (Wurm) Feltz, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 30, 1971, she married Donald A. Boerger, who passed away on Sept. 1, 2007. Survivors include her children; Michael (Sue) Sheeter of Lima; David Sheeter of Lima; James (Lisa) Graham of Morningview, KY; Susan Page of Lima; Julie (Jim) Lott of Ft. Pierce, FL; brother, Thomas (Myrna) Feltz of Lima; 11 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother; Donald Feltz, sister; Mary Catherine Wollam. Mrs. Boerger was a 1946 graduate of St. Johns High School. She worked as a waitress at the Milano Club. Jeanne was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary #96, VFW Auxiliary #1275, Eagles Aerie #370 and AARP. She was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church for more the twenty years. Jeanne was proud of her heritage in that her great grandparents started the Citizens Loan and Building in Lima. She was a avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, cooking and baking. She will dearly be missed by her dog Peppi. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Charles Catholic Church in Lima, with Father Stephen Blum officiating. Visitation will be at ChilesLaman, Shawnee Chapel from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday followed by an 8 p.m. parish wake service. Burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery in Lima. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Charles Catholic Church.
Mary Caroline Pellegrini Wrasman
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Jan. 21, 1931-Dec. 26, 2012 Mary Caroline Pellegrini Wrasman, 81, of Lima, died at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 21, 1931, in Akron to John W. and Mildred (Morris) Pellegrini, who preceded her in death. Following her parents’ death at a young age, she was raised by her father’s brother and sister, Dan Pellegrini and Pia Pellegrini. On May 30, 1953, she married Ralph J. Wrasman, who died Feb. 16, 2009. Surviving are nine children, Jenny (Tom) Lament and Julie (John) Imes of Lima, Linda (David) Young of Westminster, Kathy (Arnold) Coy of Waynesfield, Diane (Chris) Cole of Elida, Debbie (David) Hickey of Marysville, Bob (Jenny) Wrasman of Houston, Texas, David (Susan) Wrasman of Garner, N.C., and Ron (Lisa) Wrasman of Lima; a brother, John (Adrene) Pellegrini of Lima; 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Irma (Tom) Buettner, Marg (Charlie) Ashby, Jane (Ron) Goergens and Alice (Gene) Rayman of Delphos, Mary Lou (Bill) Browning of Columbus and Sr. Mary Gail of Toledo; a lifetime friend, Rita Luchessi; and special cousins, Lucille Sheperd and Alice Winter. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Frankie Pellegrini, who died at age 5; a sister, Nancy Pieraccini; and a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Shobe. Mrs. Wrasman was a homemaker who enjoyed family, friends and life on the country farm. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Lima, and a member of a monthly Cousin’s Club. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Catholic Church, Lima, the Rev. Tim Ferris officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery, Lima. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, Lima, and from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. There will be a time of sharing memories of Mary this evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church or St. Rita’s Hospice. Condolences may be expressed at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com
High temperature Thursday in Delphos was 27 degrees, low was 19. High a year ago today was 33, low was 26. Record high for today is 66, set 2008. Record low is -17, set in 1924. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county The Associated Press TONIGHT: Snow showers likely. Snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Lows in the lower 20s. East winds around 5 mph shifting to the northeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. SATURDAY: Cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the morning, the slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 30s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of measurable precipitation 40 percent. SATURDAY NIGHT: Cloudy through midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 15 to 20. West winds 10 to 15 mph. EXTENDED FORECAST SUNDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 20s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. SUNDAY: Partly cloudy. Lows 15 to 20. MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 30s. Lows in the lower 20s. NEW YEAR’S DAY: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s.
POHLMAN, Esther K., 87, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Church in Delphos. Burial will follow in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Ottawa. Family and friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dickman Kids Relay for Life Team or donor’s choice.
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By The Associated Press Today is Friday, Dec. 28, the 363rd day of 2012. There are three days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 28, 1912, San Francisco’s Municipal Railway began operations with Mayor James Rolph Jr. at the controls of Streetcar No. 1 as 50,000 spectators looked on. On this date: In 1612, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei observed the planet Neptune, but mistook it for a star. (Neptune wasn’t officially discovered until 1846 by Johann Gottfried Galle.) In 1832, John C. Calhoun became the first vice president of the United States to resign, stepping down because of differences with President Andrew Jackson. In 1846, Iowa became the 29th state to be admitted to the Union.
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Woman gets protection order against Kansas parents
LEAWOOD (AP) — A suburban Kansas City woman studying music theater at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music has won a stalking protection order against her parents. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that 21-year-old Aubrey Ireland of Leawood has convinced a Cincinnati judge that her parents have been harassing her. She says they often showed up unannounced at her school and told her department head she had mental issues that could force them to go to court to have her treated. Her parents admitted they installed monitoring software on their daughter’s laptop and cellphone. Aubrey said it was like she was “a dog with a collar on.” Her mother, Julie Ireland, told the judge her daughter has been “catered to all her life by loving parents” and insisted they “weren’t bothering her.”
Settlement reached in Ohio anonymous bloggers case
BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS The Associated Press COLUMBUS — A high school student and his family have dropped their lawsuit against a blogger and anonymous posters to her blog site in a case that arose from online comments about a rape investigation involving two high school football players. At issue were suggestions in those comments that the student might have been involved in the incident but never charged. As part of the settlement announced Thursday, the operator of the crime blog acknowledged that there was no evidence of his involvement in the rape, while the student, Cody Saltsman, apologized in a statement for tweets he sent the night of the alleged attack. “At no time did my family mean to stop anyone from expressing themselves online,” Saltsman said in a statement posted on the blog site prinnified.com. The family “only wanted to correct what we believed were misstatements.” Saltsman also acknowledged the work of the site’s bloggers “to make sure the full truth about that terrible night eventually comes out.” The settlement is a victory for free speech, said Scott Greenwood, who represented for free the anonymous bloggers on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio. Anonymous speech has long been protected in this country, he said, and it’s important to preserve that right, especially when people are feeling intimidated about an issue they’re commenting on. “People shouldn’t be sued for expressing outrage about, to be blunt, what’s alleged to be a gang rape,” Greenwood said.
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“People shouldn’t be sued for expressing outrage about, to be blunt, what’s alleged to be a gang rape.”
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Ohio deputy delivers baby in back seat of car
TRENTON (AP) — A southwest Ohio sheriff’s deputy made a special delivery on Christmas Eve. Arriving at a gas station parking lot to find a woman in labor, Butler County Deputy David Runnells delivered a healthy baby in the back seat of a car. Runnells, a 17-year veteran and trained EMT, says the delivery Monday night was his first. The Dayton Daily News reports the mother, Heather Fitzgerald, went into labor, and she and boyfriend Steve Holt realized they didn’t have time to get to a hospital. A 911 dispatcher told them to pull over at a gas station and wait for paramedics. Runnells arrived and delivered Gracie Rae Holt. Runnells, the father of two grown children, described the experience as “beautiful.” Holt called the deputy a godsend. Jingle Bells, written in 1857 by James Lord Pierpont, was originally titled ‘One Horse Open Sleigh’.
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Trial delayed in Ohio Craigslist slayings
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White House meeting a last stab at a fiscal deal
BY JIM KUHNHENN The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Amid partisan bluster, top members of Congress and President Barack Obama were holding out slim hopes for a limited fiscal deal before the new year. But even as congressional leaders prepared to convene at the White House, there were no signs that legislation palatable to both sides was taking shape. The afternoon meeting among congressional leaders and the president — their first since Nov. 16 — stood as a make-or-break moment for negotiations to avoid acrossthe-board first of the year tax increases and deep spending cuts. Obama called for the meeting as top lawmakers alternately cast blame on each other while portraying themselves as open to a reasonable last-minute bargain. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid all but conceded that any effort at this late date was a long shot. “I don’t know timewise how it can happen now,” he said. For Obama, the 11th-hour scramble represented a test of how he would balance the strength derived from his re-election with his avowed commitment to compromise. Despite early talk of a grand bargain between Obama and House Speaker John Boehner that would reduce deficits by more than $2 trillion, the expectations were now far less ambitious. Although there were no guarantees of a deal, Republicans and Democrats said privately that any agreement would likely include an extension of middle-class tax cuts with increased rates at upper incomes, an Obama priority that was central to his re-election campaign. The deal would also likely put off the scheduled spending cuts. Such a year-end bill could also include an extension of expiring unemployment benefits, a reprieve for doctors who face a cut in Medicare payments and possibly a short-term measure to prevent dairy prices from soaring, officials said. To get there, Obama and Reid would have to propose a package that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell would agree not to block with procedural steps that require 60 votes to overcome. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said he still thinks a deal could be struck. The Democrat told NBC’s “Today” show today that he believes the “odds are better than people think.” Schumer said he based
One Year Ago • The Delphos Museum of Postal History is organizing a “Night at the Museum” gala event for Feb. 19. Cocktails, hors d’oevres and a buffet dinner will be included in the evening of unveiling several new exhibits, marking a few dedications, recognitions and a very unique art display. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Van Wert County Sheriff Jerry B. Brittsan has filed for re-election in the May 3 primary. Brittsan, 44, took office in January 1981. He was recently chosen by members of the Northwest Ohio Sheriffs Association to represent it on the board of directors to the Buckeye Sheriffs Association. • Bulldogs are noted for their refusal to let go once they have a good grip. But the Lady Blue Jays kept pecking away in the second half of their non-league encounter with the Elida Bulldogs Monday evening in St. John’s gymnasium and stole a victory from the visitors 60-57. Two Jays were in double digits. Senior Vicki Kunz found the range for 19 points with Lynn Grothouse contributing 16. • Members of the auxiliary to Walterick Hemme Post 3035, Veterans of Foreign Wars, held a covered-dish dinner, gift exchange and regular meeting in the post clubrooms. Guests were husbands and friends of members. Guests also included the Voice of Democracy essay winners of Fort Jennings High School with parents, teacher Susan Anthony and Supt. Frank Sukup and Mrs. Sukup. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • Tom Nomina, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Nomina of Delphos, signed a contract Thursday night to play professional football with the Denver Broncos of the American Football League. Nomina, who was also a second draft choice of the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League, said he decided to sign with the AFL team because he has great confidence in the future of the younger league. • The Women’s Society of World Service of the Evangelical United Brethren Church met in the social rooms of the church Thursday night with the men of the church as guests. During the business portion of the meeting Mrs. Ray Upperman was reappointed chairman of altar flowers. A buffet luncheon was then served. Mrs. N. C. Maloney, Mrs. Lowell Jenkins and Mrs. Murlin Mullenhour were hostesses. • Mike Manore, eighth-grade student at St. John’s School, won a trophy in the junior high division of the Basketball Free Throw contest held at the YMCA in Lima Thursday. Mike won his trophy for making 18 out of 20 free throws from the foul line. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Manore of Delphos. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • David Niemeyer will serve as president of the Landeck branch of the Catholic Knights of Ohio. Officers were elected at a regular meeting conducted Sunday. The following were also chosen: Albert Karst, vice president; Nicholas Gengler, recording secretary; William Kill, financial secretary; Albert Luersman, treasurer; Gilbert Klaus, sentinel; Albert Suever, trustee and Frank Wrasman, lecturer. • The Delphos Recreation Club basketball team will go to Vaughnsville Tuesday night to play in the annual semi-pro cage tournament which is being held Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Drawing for place was made Monday night. In drawing Ottoville, the Delphos aggregation is pitted against one of the strongest teams entered in the tournament. • The members of the Dubonnet Club and two guests, Mrs. Claudius Johnson and Mrs. Albert Schmersal, were entertained Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Frank Kriscamp, North Main Street. At the conclusion of the pinochle games, Mrs. Robert Lyle held high score and Mrs. Schmersal, second.
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EPA Admin. Jackson announces resignation
BY KEVIN FREKING The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the Obama administration’s chief environmental watchdog, is stepping down after nearly four years marked by high-profile brawls over global warming pollution, the Keystone XL oil pipeline, new controls on coal-fired plants and several other hot-button issues that affect the nation’s economy and people’s health. Jackson constantly found herself caught between administration pledges to solve thorny environmental problems and steady resistance from Republicans and industrial groups who complained that the agency’s rules destroyed jobs and made it harder for American companies to compete internationally. The GOP chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan, said last year that Jackson would need her own parking spot at the Capitol because he planned to bring her in so frequently for questioning. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called for her firing, a stance that had little downside during the GOP primary. Jackson, 50, the agency’s first black administrator and a chemical engineer, did not point to any particular reason for her departure. Historically, Cabinet members looking to move on will leave at the beginning of a president’s second term. Despite the opposition, which former EPA chiefs have said is the worst they have seen against the agency, Jackson still managed to take significant steps that will improve air quality and begin to curb global warming. “I will leave the EPA confident the ship is sailing in the right direction, and ready in my own life for new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference,” she said in a statement. Jackson will leave sometime after President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address, typically in late January. In a separate statement, Obama said Jackson has been “an important part of my team.” He thanked her for serving and praised her “unwavering commitment” to the public’s health. “Under her leadership, the EPA has taken sensible and important steps to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink, including implementing the first national standard for harmful mercury pollution, taking important action to combat climate change under the Clean Air Act and playing a key role in establishing historic fuel economy standards that will save the average American family thousands of dollars at the pump, while also slashing carbon pollution,” he said. Environmental activist groups and other supporters lauded Jackson for the changes she was able to make, but industry representatives said some may have come at an economic cost. Groups also noted that she leaves a large, unfinished agenda.
US jobless aid applications fall to 5-year low
BY CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The average number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits over the past month fell to the lowest level since March 2008, a sign that the job market is healing. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 350,000 in the week ended Dec. 22. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell to a nearly five-year low of 356,750. Still, the Christmas holiday may have distorted the figures. A department spokesman said many state unemployment offices were closed Monday and Tuesday and could not provide exact data. That forced the government to rely on estimates. Normally, the government might estimate application data for one or two states. Last week, it had to use estimates for 19. The estimates are usually fairly accurate, the spokesman said. Even so, the government will likely revise the figures by more than normal next week. Weekly applications are a proxy for layoffs. They have mostly fluctuated this year between 360,000 and 390,000. BY PAUL WISEMAN The Associated Press At the same time, employers have added an average of 151,000 jobs a month in the first 11 months of 2012. That’s just enough to slowly reduce the unemployment rate. Economists were mildly encouraged by the decline in applications. But they emphasized that the figures are volatile around the holidays. They were also distorted until recent weeks by Superstorm Sandy. Many expect next week’s jobs report to show that employers added about 150,000 jobs in December. The decline in unemployment benefit applications suggests companies are not yet slashing jobs because of concerns over the “fiscal cliff.” That’s the name for sharp tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to take effect next week unless the Obama administration and Congress can reach a deal before then. Still, unemployment remains high and companies are reluctant to ramp up hiring. The unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent in November from 7.9 percent in October mostly because many of the unemployed stopped looking for jobs. The government counts people as unemployed only if they are actively searching for work. Negotiations between President Barack Obama and
his optimism on indications that McConnell has gotten “actively engaged” in the talks. Appearing on the same show, Republican Sen. John Thune noted the meeting scheduled later today at the White House, saying “it’s encouraging that people are talking.” But Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., predicted that “the worst-case scenario” could emerge from today’s talks. “We will kick the can down the road,” he said on “CBS This Morning.” “We’ll do some small deal and we’ll create another fiscal cliff to deal with the fiscal cliff,” he said. Corker complained that there has been “a total lack of courage, lack of leadership,” in Washington. Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, McConnell cautioned: “Republicans aren’t about to write a blank check for anything the Democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff.” Nevertheless, he said he told Obama in a phone call late Wednesday that “we’re all happy to look at whatever he proposes.” If a deal were to pass the Senate, Boehner would have to agree to take it to the floor in the Republican-controlled House.
US consumers lose confidence as fiscal cliff nears
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers peering over the “fiscal cliff” don’t like what they see. Fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect next week sent consumer confidence tumbling in December to its lowest level since August. The Conference Board said Thursday that its consumer confidence index fell for the second straight month in December to 65.1, down from 71.5 in November. The survey showed consumers’ outlook for the next six months deteriorated to its lowest level since 2011 — a signal to Lynn Franco, the board’s director of economic indicators, that consumers are worried about the tax hikes and spending cuts that take effect Jan. 1 if the White House and Congress can’t reach a budget deal. Earlier this week a report showed consumers held back shopping this holiday season, another indication of their concerns about possible tax increases. The December drop in confidence “is obvious confirmation that a sudden and serious deterioration in hopes for the future took place in December — presumably reflecting concern about imminent ‘fiscal cliff’ tax increases,” said Pierre Ellis, an economist with Decision Economics. The decline in confidence comes at a critical time when the economy is showing signs of improvement elsewhere. A recovery in housing market is looking more sustainable. On Thursday, the government said new-home sales increased in November at the fastest seasonally adjusted annual pace in 2½ years. And the job market has made slow but steady gains in recent months. The average number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits over the past month fell to the lowest level since March 2008. But the political wrangling in Washington threatens the economy’s slow, steady progress. President Barack Obama and House returned to Washington Thursday to resume talks with just days to go before the deadline. Mixed signals over those negotiations led to a rocky day on Wall Street. Stocks plunged early after the weak consumer confidence report and a warning from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that the government appeared to be headed over the “fiscal cliff.” At one point, the Dow Jones indus-
House Republican leaders on a package to avoid the fiscal cliff stalemated last week. Obama and congressional lawmakers return to Washington Thursday with just days to go before the deadline. The total number of people receiving benefits rose 73,000 to 5.48 million in the week ended Dec. 8, the latest data available. That includes about 2.1 million people who have been out of work for at least six months and are receiving extended benefits paid for by the federal government. The program is ending at the end of the year. That means those recipients will receive their final checks next week, unless an extension is granted. Obama wants an extension included in the budget deal. Republicans have yet to agree to that. There are signs the economy is improving. The oncebattered housing market is recovering, which should lead to more construction jobs in the coming months. Companies ordered more long-lasting manufactured goods in November, a sign they are investing more in equipment and software. And Americans spent more in November. Consumer spending drives nearly 70 percent of economic growth. trial average fell as much as 150 points. But the market came back in the final hour of trading on a potential sign of movement in the talks: Republican leaders announced they would bring the House back into session on Sunday evening. The Dow recouped nearly all of its losses to close down just 18 points at 13,096. A short fall over the cliff won’t push the economy into recession. But most economists expect some tax increases to take effect next year. That could slow economic growth. While consumers are more worried about where the economy is headed, they were upbeat about present conditions, according to the latest survey. Their assessment of current economic conditions rose this month to the highest level since August 2008. A key reason for that is gas prices hit a 2012 low of $3.21 a gallon last week. Normally, that would prompt consumers to spend more on holiday shopping. But the opposite has happened. A report from MasterCard Advisors Spending pulse indicated sales grew in the two months before Christmas at the weakest rate since 2008, when the country was in a deep recession.
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TODAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club, A&W Drive-In, Tomi Jaycox, volunteer manager of the Van Wert Arts Factory, left, and Kay 924 E. Fifth St. Sluterbeck, VWAF volunteer present gifts to Van Wert County Council on Aging 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Director Kevin Matthews. (Submitted photo) Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store, North Main Street. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 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. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre.
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The Van Wert Arts Factory (VWAF), an initiative of Main Street Van Wert, recently hosted the second annual Grateful Hearts Giving Tree. This project provides gifts for area elderly affiliated with the Van Wert County Council on Aging (COA) Senior Center. With the help of the community, more than $2,000 worth of gifts and gifts cards were purchased locally for the Grateful Hearts Giving Tree, benefiting 110 seniors. “It is with a grateful heart that the Van Wert Arts Factory was able to provide this avenue to ensure the elderly will receive a gift during the holiday season. Many area seniors SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos are suffering not only from health issues, Canal Commission Museum, but financial needs as well,” Arts Factory Manager Tomi Jaycox said. 241 N. Main St., is open.
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in the quarter, all scored by sophomore Tori Wyss, and trailed heading into the final eight minutes of play by a ADA — The undefeated score of 49-24. Lady Green of Ottoville travThe fourth quarter saw eled to Ada Thursday night both teams substitute freely for a showdown with the Lady as the game was out of reach Bulldogs. for the Bulldogs and the Lady Ottoville added Ada this Green stayed perfect on the year with the addition year with a convincof two more games ing 26-point win over allowed to their the hosts. schedule. Coach Kleman The Bulldogs was pleased with played the Lady his team’s perforGreen tough early but mance on the evethe depth of the Lady ning: “I thought we Green took over in played really well a convincing 58-32 tonight; I thought we non-league win. did a very good job Turnwald The Lady of sharing the ball Bulldogs, under the tonight. Abby got in direction of head coach Neal foul trouble early; it didn’t Dumbaugh, started strong bother us and we extended the against the Lady lead with her out of Green by scoring the the game as the other first six points of the girls stepped up their contest. The Bulldogs games and all conwere led by sophotributed to the win more guard Alexis tonight.” Amburgey with six The Lady points in the first Bulldogs (4-4) were stanza. led in scoring by On the other hand, Willeke and Wyss the Lady Green startwith 11 points each. Siefker ed off slow from the The Bulldogs shot 32 offensive end of the percent from inside court. Lady Green head coach the arc on 9-of-28; 18 percent Dave Kleman looked to his from beyond the arc on 2-ofbench for some help and sent 11; and shot an excellent 80 in junior Taylor Mangas. She percent from the stripe with did not disappoint as she con- 8-of-10. nected on three shots beyond The Lady Green (8-0) had the arc and a total of 11 points four girls score in double figfor the quarter to help the visi- ures on the evening: Mangas tors post a 15-13 lead at the (14), Siefker (13), Kaufman end of one. (11) and Turnwald (10). The Coach Kleman has been Lady Green had a good night looking for this from his bench shooting the rock by going this year: “Taylor Mangas 45 percent from inside the stepped up tonight and played arc on 14-of-31 shots; 50 pergreat for us. She hit some cent from beyond the arc with big 3s for us and also played 7-of-14; and 60 percent from hard and aggressive defense the stripe on 9-of-15. tonight.” Both teams will be back The Lady Green showed in action Saturday with the why they are tough to defend Bulldogs hosting Hardin and plan against in the second Northern and the Lady Green quarter. The Bulldogs held traveling to Liberty-Benton. The JV game went to the senior Abby Siefker to two points in the first half and sent Lady Green by a score of her to the bench early in the 41-25. Monica Sarka and second quarter with foul trou- Annie Lindeman led the way ble. No panic set in with the with nine points each. Lady Green as senior Rachel VARSITY Ottoville (58) Turnwald followed Mangas’ Rachel Turnwald performance in the first with Vorst 0-0-1-1, Tonya2-2-0-10, Nicole Kaufman 2-1eight points of her own, 4-11, Rachel Beining 3-0-0-6, Abby 6-0-1-13, Taylor Mangas 1-3including two deep 3-pointers. SiefkerCourtney Von Sossan 0-1-0-3. 3-14, Senior Rachel Beining and Totals 14-7-9-58. Ada (32) junior Tonya Kaufman also Alexis Amburgey 3-0-0-6, Taylor added to the Lady Green’s Willeke 2-2-1-11, Lindsay Walden 0-0-2-2, Tori Wyss 3-0-5-11, Rachel 19 second-quarter points with Wildman 1-0-0-2. Totals 9-2-8-32. four points each. The Bulldogs only man- Score by Quarters: 9 — 58 Ottoville 15- 19- 15aged to score seven points Ada 13- 7- 4- 8 — 32 ----in the quarter, led by senior JUNIOR VARSITY guard Taylor Willeke’s five Ottoville (41) Monica Sarka 2-1-0-7, Courtney points. As the teams headed to the locker room, the Bulldogs Von Sossan 0-2-0-6, Haley Landwehr 0-2-0-6, Annie Lindeman 3-1-0-9, trailed the Lady Green 34-20. Lexie Wannemacher 2-0-1-5, Lindsey 1-0-0-2, The third quarter found the Wannemacher 8-8-1-41.Nicole Kramer 0-2-0-6. Totals Lady Green looking inside for Ada (25) Gabby Linnon 0-0-2-2, Sidney their scoring opportunities and Faine 4-0-3-11, Carlee Marshall 3-0Siefker (9 points) and Beining 1-7, Katelyn Guagenti 0-0-1-1, Tessa (2 points) counted for 11 of Coulson 1-0-0-2, Ashley Sumner 1-0their team’s 15 points for the 0-2. Totals 9-0-7-25. quarter. The Bulldogs came Score by Quarters: 7 — 41 Ottoville 13- 11- 10away with only four points Ada 4- 9- 5- 7 — 25
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Free-throw line propels Lady Jays past Bearcats
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SPENCERVILLE — St. John’s looked like it hadn’t played a girls basketball game for 10 days Thursday night, especially being without the services of leading scorer in senior Jessica Recker, out with an injury. That is until the second half when the Lady Blue Jays took advantage of deep foul trouble by Spencerville and used the free-throw line to emerge with a 50-26 nonleague hardwood victory at Spencerville. The Jays (5-3) canned 21-of-33 free throws (63.6%) versus 10-of-16 by the Lady Bearcats (62.5%). The Lady Bearcats (1-8) took advantage of a coldshooting Jays’ squad (6-of-20 in the first half and seven turnovers; 14-of-36 for the game — 1-of-7 from deep — for 38.9% and 16 errors overall) to lead 18-17 at the end of a half. However, the hosts struggled with fouls in the third period, getting whistled for 10 in the stanza alone (26 for the game versus 13 for the visitors) — three of them illegal screens — and putting the Jays in the double-bonus before the horn blew. Three Bearcats, including senior Abby Freewalt (4 points, 3 boards), sophomore Katie Merriman (4 caroms) and freshman Caitlyn Probst (5 boards), were called for their fourth fouls in the stanza. The Jays took the lead for good on two tosses by senior Katie Vorst (17 markers, 9 boards, 3 steals) at 7:25 and they canned 11-of-13 singles in the stanza, including two by junior Emilie Fischbach with no time left on the clock, to finish off a 21-4 third period and grab a 38-22 bulge. “We started to get better ball pressure defensively. They were hurting us some with penetration in the first half and I felt we took that away a lot better the second,” Jays mentor Dan J. Grothouse said. “Our guards also got more comfortable dealing with their defense and
St. John’s senior Katie Vorst finds the going tough versus Spencerville freshman Caitlyn Probst during a nonleague girls hardwood contest at Spencerville Thursday night. The Jays rallied with a 21-4 third period and the charity line to grab a 24-point triumph. (Delphos Herald/ John Crider) started to get the ball where it needed to go — inside. Katie and (freshman) Sydney (Fischbach) got more active inside as well.” First-year Spencerville coach Warren Pughsley figured it was a similar pattern most of the season. “Sometimes, it’s the first half that we struggle or even a quarter. We haven’t put together 32 minutes of consistent basketball yet,” he explained. “We got a lot of fouls called on us and when you are as young and inexperienced as we are, when a senior like Abby gets in foul trouble, it affects us in a lot of ways. Those are things you have to work through and grow through.” The Jays’ lead bounced between a high of 24 — the final margin — and 18 as the fourth period finished off the contest. St. John’s shot 2-of-8 in the first period and turned it over five times. On the other end, thanks to their trademark man-to-man scheme, the hosts couldn’t take full advantage. Sophomore Schylar Miller (team-high 15 points) got off to a hot start, scoring five of the team’s nine points. As well, Freewalt scored all four of her markers. When Miller drove to the basket with 16 ticks on the clock, Spencerville held a 9-4 edge. Spencerville’s man-toman defense continued to cause problems for the Jays in period two, helping them build their largest lead of the game at 16-8 on two singles by Miller at the 4:12 mark. However, the Jays began their rally in earnest on a layin by Vorst at 3:50. The Jays finished the quarter with a 9-2 spurt to get within 18-17 on two singles by junior Brooke Zuber (6 points, 4 caroms) with :00.8 on the clock. In sum, St. John’s added 32 rebounds (13 offensive) as sophomore Tara Vorst added seven. They host Coldwater 6 p.m. (junior varsity) Thursday.
“We started off very sluggish — both teams did — and we picked it up better as the game wore on,” Grothouse added. “Again, we just had to figure out where we needed to be, especially at our guards. We started to get more aggressive as the game wore on and we fought through screens better as the game wore on.” In toto, Spencerville ended up 8-of-33 shooting (0-of-5 treys) for 24.2 percent; with 25 rebounds (8 offensive) as freshman Jacey Grigsby added five; and 23 miscues. They host Botkins that same night. “We handled the ball well for the first half but not the second,” Pughsley noted. “Also, we need to better understand the length of our opponents. We drove but we went too deep and now you’re going up against 5-10, 5-11 instead of 5-6. That bothered us.” In JV action, St. John’s improved to 4-4 with a 20-12 victory. Sophomore Samantha Wehri led the Jays with six, while junior Patricia Riley and sophomore Megan Miller had three each for the Lady Bearcats (2-6).
VARSITY ST. JOHN’S (50) Tara Vorst 2-1-5, Emilie Fischbach 0-5-5, Brooke Zuber 1-4-6, Rebekah Fischer 0-2-2, Katie Vorst 6-5-17, Erica Saine 1-2-4, Amanda Boberg 2-0-5, Casey Schnipke 0-0-0, Sydney Fischbach 2-2-6. Totals 13-1-21/33-50. SPENCERVILLE (26) Schylar Miller 4-7-15, Alyssa Mulholland 0-2-2, Karri Purdy 1-0-2, Katie Merriman 0-0-0, Jacey Grigsby 0-1-1, Abby Freewalt 2-0-4, Caitlyn Probst 1-0-2, Patricia Miller 0-0-0. Totals 8-0-10/16-26. Score by Quarters: St. John’s 4 13 21 12 - 50 Spencerville 9 9 4 4 - 26 Three-point goals: St. John’s, Boberg; Spencerville, none. ----JUNIOR VARSITY ST. JOHN’S (20) Rachel Pohlman 1-0-2, Emilie Grothouse 1-1-4, Olivia Kahny 0-1-1, Maddie Pohlman 1-0-2, Sam Kramer 0-0-0, Samantha Wehri 3-0-6, Colleen Schulte 0-5-5. Totals 5-1-7/13-20. SPENCERVILLE (12) Shania Johnson 1-0-2, Kennedy Sharp 0-0-0, Katie Merriman 0-1-1, Jacey Grigsby 1-0-2, Audrey Bowsher, Caitlin Probst 0-1-1, Karri Purdy 0-0-0, Megan Miller 1-1-3, T. Koenig 0-0-0, Patricia Riley 1-1-3. Totals 4-0-4/9-12. Score by Quarters: St. John’s 5 3 5 7 - 20 Spencerville 2 4 0 6 - 12 Three-point goals: St. John’s, Grothouse; Spencerville, none.
Lady Titan ‘D’ proves too much for Grove
By DAVE BONINSEGNA The Delphos Herald email@example.com COLUMBUS GROVE — OttawaGlandorf girls head basketball coach Troy Yant is in his first year at the helm of the Lady Titans squad and has been looking for the right combination of players and balance for his team. Thursday night at Columbus Grove, the Titans found balance in the scoring department, putting 12 of their 15 players in the scoring column, and pressing their way to a 57-23 victory over the host Bulldogs. Grove dropped its eighth consecutive game as they could not break the tight Ottawa-Glandorf press. The Titans scored the first two baskets of the contest and never trailed; the Bulldogs came to within one on three occasions and were down 12-9 after the first quarter. However, it appeared the hosts would make a move in the second as Sydney McCluer (10 points) got the first basket of the stanza, cutting the Titan lead to 12-11 just 15 ticks into the frame. That was short-lived as the guests went on a 10-0 run and outscored the Bulldogs 18-4 in the period, carrying a commanding 30-13 lead at the half. Kialee Koch led the parade of Lady Titans in the scorebook with eight markers, while three others collected six, with a trio notching five each. The Titan defense proved to be stingy and its full-court press too pugnacious for their hosts, holding the Bulldogs to just 7-of-26 shooting for the game. They attempted only 18 2-point field goals going 6-for-18 from the floor (33%); O-G yielded but 10 points in the second half. Grove went nearly 5 1/2 minutes between buckets in the second quarter; after McCluer sank her shot, the next didn’t come until Hope Schroeder put in a layup from the left side with 2:30 to go, making it a 22-13 score. The visitors answered with another run, this one of the 8-0 variety, ending on a Danielle Okuly triple with just over a minute left in the canto. The second 16 minutes brought more of the same: a tenacious full-court press by the Titans and more cold shooting by the Bulldogs. Megan Verhoff and Renne Karhoff (4 markers) tal-
Lady Panthers handled Musketeers MCCOMB — Fort Jennings battled with McComb Thursday night in girls non-league hardwood action at McComb but couldn’t quite match up with the Lady Panthers over four quarters, falling 69-56. Five Panthers (8-1) hit double digits: Brianna Herr with 16, Emily Clymer 15 and 12 each by Brenna Dee (game-high 7 assists), Jenna Huffman and Kristen Buck. They shot 24-of-40 from the floor (2-of-4 treys) and 11-of16 at the line. They added 16 turnovers. The Lady Musketeers (4-6) were led by a trio: senior Macy Schroeder’s 17 (4 treys), 11 by junior Cassie Lindeman and 10 by senior Gabbi German. They canned 21-of-61 shots (6-of-17 long range) and 8-of-12 singles. The Musketeers host St. John’s 12:30 p.m. Jan. 5.
FORT JENNINGS (56) Macy Schroeder 1-4-3-17, Hannah Clay 1-0-0-2, Ashley Gable 0-1-0-3, Cassie Lindeman 3-1-2-11, Gabbi German 4-0-2-10, Erin Osting 1-0-02, Gabby Clippinger 1-0-0-2, Emily Kehres 4-0-1-9. Totals 15-6-8/12-56. MCCOMB (69) Ceelie Reed 1-0-0-2, Brianna Herr 6-0-4-16, Brenna Dee 4-1-1-12, Jenna Huffman 5-0-2-12, Emily Clymer 7-01-15, Kristen Buck 3-1-3-12. Totals 22-2-11/16-69. Score by Quarters: Ft. Jennings 18 17 9 12 - 56 McComb 19 20 12 18 - 69 JV score: 31-23 (Fort Jennings).
Elida girls beaten at Mauk Tourney ELIDA — Sylvania Southview proved to be rude hosts as they dispatched host Elida 74-49 in the nightcap of the Vicki Mauk Holiday Invitation al inside the Elida Fieldhouse Thursday night. The victors will take on Minster, a 57-56 conqueror of Lima Senior, at 2 p.m. today. Natalie Harlan and Sarah Khepzig led Southview (7-2) with 14 each and Lauren Huntsman and Taryn Stanley added 13 each. Kylie Downton and O’sha Owens topped the Lady Bulldogs (6-3) with 14 each. The ’Dawgs and Lady Spartans take on each other at 12:30 p.m. today. ----Lady Knights shuffle Aces HICKSVILLE - The Crestview Lady Knight basketball team traveled up highway 49 to Hicksville Thursday night to take on the Lady Aces. The Lady Knights cruised to a dominant 64-15 victory over the Lady Aces. Crestview started the first quarter with a huge 23-0 run to open the game. The Lady Knights got 11 points from Lindsey Motycka and seven from Emily Bauer in
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the first quarter. Mackenzie Riggenbach added two points from the charity stripe and Terra Crowle buried a 3-pointer in the first. Hicksville got on the board with a layup from McKenzie Gonwick to put the first quarter score at 23-2, Crestview. The Lady Aces opened the second quarter with a basket from Rachel Schroeder but the Lady Knights countered with six points from Kirstin Hicks and two from Kennis Mercer. Hicksville got another layup from Gonwick to put the score at 33-7 to end the first half. The Lady Knights continued to build their lead in the third, as Mercer score six points and Crowle added four points in the stanza to push the lead to 54-8 Crestview. Mariah Henry added a basket for her only two points of the night and Bauer added four more points to her team-high 13 points. The Lady Aces had by far their best quarter in the fourth: Gonwick got three points, Schroeder got two and Abby Shock added two points to give them seven points nearly matching their total for the previous three quarters. The Lady Knights countered with four points from Hicks and four more from Megan Hartman to make the
final score 64-15. The Lady Knight defense did a terrific job of holding down the Lady Ace offense, allowing them only to shoot 17 percent from the field. On the flip side, Crestview shot 43 percent from the field and went 13-17 from the foul line. Hickville’s leading score was Gonwick with seven points and Scroeder added five points. The Lady Knights had two girls tied for the lead in scoring for the game with Bauer and Motycka each scoring 13 points. Hicks contributed 10 points and Crowle and Mercer added seven and eight, respectively. “We are just looking to play consistently and looking to play to the level that we know we can play at. I thought the first half, defensively, we played well for most of the half. I don’t think we shot the ball that great, I thought we had us down for 40 percent from the field. We talked about even when the score is lopsided, to play a consistent basketball and play our game,” said Crestview coach Greg Rickard. “You don’t want to run up the score on anybody - no one wants to do that,” continued Rickard. “We took off See ROUNDUP, page 8
lied consecutive points for the hosts before Stephanie Hempfling nailed a 3-pointer and then stole the inbounds pass for a quick two more for Ottawa-Glandorf to get the points right back and give the visitors a 38-17 lead. Karhoff got a bucket-and-1 for the Bulldogs midway through the frame but those were the last points for the hosts until midway into the final quarter as their shooting woes continued. McCluer had the lone bucket in the final eight minutes for Columbus Grove, that coming from beyond the arc; the Titans tallied the final 10 points of the contest to cement the game. In the JV contest, the Lady Titans commanded an early lead and never looked back, coming away with a 35-17 win. Columbus Grove falls to 1-9 on the season, while the Lady Titans improve to 3-5. Grove visits Ottoville 1 p.m. Jan. 5.
Ottawa-Glandorf 18-40 16-26 57: Danielle Okuly 2-0-6; Michelle Maag 1-1-4; Dani Ellerbrock 2-05; Elissa Ellerbrock 1-0-35; Kristen Miller 2-2-6; Anna Bellman 2-2-6; Erin Basinger 1-3-5; Danielle Schroeder 0-3-3; Stephanie Hempfling 2-0-5; Jill Rosselit 1-0-2; Kialee Koch 3-2-8; Madison Stechschulte 1-0-2. Columbus Grove 7-26 8-10 23: Sydney McCluer 4-1-10; Megan Verhoff 1-0-2; Melissa Amstutz 0-0-0; Annie Schramm 0-0-0; Hope Schroeder 2-1-5; Sammi Stechschulte 0-2-2; Rachel Schumacher 0-0-0; Renee Karhoff 0-4-4; Aubrey Fruchey 0-0-0; Danielle Schram 0-0-0. Score by Quarters: Ottawa-Glandorf 12 18 13 14 - 57 Columbus Grove 9 4 7 3 - 23 Three-point goals: OttawaGlandorf 5-7 (Okuly 2, Maag 1, D. Ellerbrock 1, Hempfling 1); Columbus Grove 1-8 (McCluer 1). Rebounds: Ottawa-Glandorf 29 (E. Ellerbrock 7); Columbus Grove 18 (S. Stechschulte 4). Turnovers: Columbus Grove 23, Ottawa-Glandorf 14. Junior Varsity: Ottawa-Glandorf 35-17.
The Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct y-New England 11 4 0 .733 Miami 7 8 0 .467 N.Y. Jets 6 9 0 .400 Buffalo 5 10 0 .333 South W L T Pct y-Houston 12 3 0 .800 x-Indianapolis 10 5 0 .667 Tennessee 5 10 0 .333 Jacksonville 2 13 0 .133 North W L T Pct y-Baltimore 10 5 0 .667 x-Cincinnati 9 6 0 .600 Pittsburgh 7 8 0 .467 Cleveland 5 10 0 .333 West W L T Pct y-Denver 12 3 0 .800 San Diego 6 9 0 .400 Oakland 4 11 0 .267 Kansas City 2 13 0 .133 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct Washington 9 6 0 .600 Dallas 8 7 0 .533 N.Y. Giants 8 7 0 .533 Philadelphia 4 11 0 .267 South W L T Pct
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W L T Pct PF x-San Francisco 10 4 1 .700 370 x-Seattle 10 5 0 .667 392 St. Louis 7 7 1 .500 286 Arizona 5 10 0 .333 237 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Sunday’s Games Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 4:25 p.m. Miami at New England, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 8:20 p.m.
Bears blitz Bruins 49-26 behind Martin, Florence
By BERNIE WILSON The Associated Press
SAN DIEGO — Routing the UCLA Bruins almost seemed like a sidelight for Baylor Bears quarterback Nick Florence. Nabbing one of Robert Griffin III’s school records? Now that was a big deal. The Bears overwhelmed the No. 17 Bruins 49-26 in the Holiday Bowl on Thursday night as Florence threw for two scores and ran for another. Glasco Martin ran for three touchdowns. Florence completed 10-of13 passes for 188 yards, giving him 4,309 for the season to break RG3’s school record of 4,293 set in his 2011 Heisman Trophy-winning season. “For me, I just wanted a chance to play. I happened to follow a Heisman Trophy winner,” Florence said. “I’m not Robert. I’m not 6-3; I don’t run a 4.3. You saw that tonight. Man, if I could run a 4.3 it would be nice, so I just had to be me. I tried to manage this offense and play within myself. He’s a heck of player, he’s done a heck of a job for this program, put us on the map. I’m humbled and honored to hold that record. He deserves it. I never thought that would have happened this year; I just wanted to win games.” Baylor (8-5) won its final four games and five out of six. “That was a question we asked all our players: ‘What was going to happen now that Robert’s gone’?” coach Art Briles recalled. “And our guys responded, fought together, believed in each other. They have always sustained and never lost focus.” Lache Seastrunk rushed 16 times for 138 yards and one score for Baylor, which outgained UCLA 494-362. The Bears came in leading the nation in total offense with 578.8 yards per game. Baylor’s defense came up big. The Bears sacked Brett Hundley six times, including two by Chris McAllister, and shut down UCLA’s career rushing leader Johnathan Franklin. Franklin, who averaged 130.8 yards this season, gained 12 yards on his first carry but was a non-factor after that, finishing with just 34 yards on 14 carries. Overall, the Bruins gained only 33 yards on 28 carries. They came in having averaged 202.9 yards rushing. Hundley was 26-of-50 for 329 yards and three touchdowns to set UCLA’s season passing record with 3,740 yards. The old record was 3,470 by Cade McNown in 1998. UCLA (9-5) lost its final three. The Bruins were never in this one. Baylor raced to a 21-0 lead by early in the second quarter on Martin’s 4-yard run and Florence’s TD passes of 8 yards to Antwan Goodley and 55 yards to Tevin Reese. UCLA punted four times and lost the ball on downs before getting a break when Baylor’s Jordan Navjar fumbled after a reception when he was hit by Eric Kendricks, with Randal Goforth recovering at the Bears 21. Two plays later, Joseph Fauria caught a 22-yard pass from Hundley to pull the Bruins to 21-7. Baylor added two more TDs to put it out of reach 35-7. Martin burst up the middle for his second TD, a 26-yarder, and, after UCLA punted yet again, Seastrunk broke free for a 43-yard touchdown run with 1:58 left before halftime. UCLA converted two fourth downs, including a fake punt, to move to the Baylor 12 with 7 seconds left. On fourth-and-10, Mora opted to go for a field goal and Ka’imi Fairbairn converted from 30 yards. Martin added a 1-yard TD run in the third quarter and Florence had a 1-yard scoring run in the fourth. Martin had 98 yards on 21 carries as Baylor rushed for 306 yards. Hundley threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Shaq Evans early in the fourth quarter and a 34-yarder to Logan Sweet as the game ended. ---know that’s a beatable game.’ And that’s something we all wanted to change. No one ever wants to be looked at as someone who’s easy to beat.” The Spartans were 1-12 just two years ago and were rebuilt by MacIntyre, who left this month for a better payday at Colorado. Defensive coordinator Kent Baer coached the bowl game but was passed over for the full-time job in favor of San Diego’s Ron Caragher. Baer plans to follow MacIntyre to the Buffalos. “I didn’t cry but I wanted to,” said Baer, asked about his postgame speech to the team. “I stood tall, took a couple of deep breaths. It’s been a little emotional the last few days.” The only quibble is whether the 2012 Spartans should have bragging rights as the best team in school history ahead of the 1938 and 1940 teams, which both went 11-1. Bowling Green (8-5) had a similar turnaround, improving from 2-10 in 2010 under coach Dave Clawson to get back in the postseason. The Falcons, like the Spartans, shouldn’t be mistaken for a soft spot on the schedule any time soon. “A year ago we made a nice step that we went from being awful to average,” Clawson said. “I felt this was a team that could make that next step and we won three more games. ... We found a way to get from five to eight. Now we have to find a way to get from eight to 11.” Coaching aside, the difference Thursday was that San Jose State had the better quarterback, David Fales, who led the nation in completion percentage in the regular season. The dart-throwing transfer started strong and finished stronger in the wind and cold at RFK Stadium, completing 33-of-43 passes for 395 yards and two touchdowns. Fales led the drive that set up Austin Lopez’s 27-yard field goal with 4:43 remaining and De’Leon Eskridge’s 1-yard run with 2:34 left provided the insurance. Fales was an unknown when he arrived on campus in the spring but he quickly became the offensive leader the Spartans needed. “He was like that puzzle piece that was able to make everything come together,” Johnson said. Fales went over the 4,000-yard passing mark for the season, hitting Kyle Nunn for a 33-yard score to give the Spartans a first-quarter lead and finding the stutter-stepping Chandler Jones for an 18-yard reception that put San Jose State back in front, 19-13, in the third quarter. Bowling Green retook the lead in the fourth quarter with a 68-yard drive, finished off by John Pettigrew’s 1-yard run with 10:26 remaining. But Fales went 7-for-10 on a 68-yard march that got well within range for Lopez, who had a perfect season — making all 17 of his field goal attempts. The Spartans then forced a turnover that led to Eskridge’s clinching touchdown. “We didn’t generate enough yards, didn’t generate enough points,” Clawson added. “At some point you have to score points to win games. We struggled with that all year. ” The Military Bowl was set to pit Army against an ACC team but Army wasn’t bowl-eligible and the ACC had a short supply of bowl-eligible schools. As a result, there was little excitement for the game in the nation’s capital. The upper deck of RFK was virtually empty during the second half of the MAC-WAC matchup and the attendance was announced as 17,835. ----Kay leads Cincinnati over Duke 48-34 in Belk Bowl CHARLOTTE, N.C. — All Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Brendon Kay wanted was one more chance. He got it thanks to Cincinnati’s defense. The Bearcats forced Josh Snead’s fumble at the Cincinnati 5 with 1:20 left and Kay threw an 83-yard touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce with 44 seconds to go, lifting Cincinnati and
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The Associated Press Thursday’s Results Military Bowl At Washington, D.C. San Jose State 29, Bowling Green 20 Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati 48, Duke 34 Holiday Bowl At San Diego Baylor 49, UCLA 26 Today’s Gamaes Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Louisiana-Monroe (8-4) vs. Ohio (8-4), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Rutgers (9-3), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Minnesota (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday’s Games Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Rice (6-6) vs. Air Force (6-6), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN)
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Utah 15 15 .500 8 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 23 6 .793 — Golden State 19 10 .655 4 L.A. Lakers 14 15 .483 9 Phoenix 11 18 .379 12 Sacramento 9 19 .321 13½ ___ Thursday’s Results Oklahoma City 111, Dallas 105, OT L.A. Clippers 106, Boston 77 Today’s Games Phoenix at Indiana, 7 p.m. Orlando at Washington, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Utah, 9 p.m. New York at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Philadelphia at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Portland at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Toronto at Orlando, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Houston, 8 p.m. Denver at Memphis, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Portland, 10 p.m. Boston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
Pinstripe Bowl At New York Syracuse (7-5) vs. West Virginia (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Arizona State (7-5) vs. Navy (8-4), 4 p.m. (ESPN2) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Texas (8-4) vs. Orgeon State (9-3), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Michigan State (6-6) vs. TCU (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday’s Games Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. N.C. State (7-5), Noon (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech (6-7) vs. Southern Cal (7-5), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Iowa State (6-6) vs. Tulsa (10-3), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta LSU (10-2) vs. Clemson (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Clippers roll past Celtics 106-77
By BETH HARRIS The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The Clippers came roaring out of the opening tip and kept on going to their 15th consecutive victory. Boosted by an early 24-9 lead their starters provided, Los Angeles beat Boston 106-77 on Thursday night to become the first team to win that many in a row since the Celtics four years ago. Matt Barnes tied his season high with 21 points off the bench, fellow reserve Jamal Crawford added 17 points and Chris Paul had 11 assists as the Clippers scored their sixth straight blowout victory. They haven’t had a close win during the streak since Nov. 28, when they beat Minnesota by six points. “Shows we have a lot of depth. I’ve probably sat out more fourth quarters this season than any of my previous seven seasons,” Paul said. “It’s a really good feeling now, a good vibe because everyone is enjoying it.” Blake Griffin had 15 points, Caron Butler added 14 and Lamar Odom 13 rebounds to help the Clippers improve the NBA’s best record to 23-6. “Some people may be impressed by the record but we can’t be,” Paul said. “We’re not measured by our regular-season wins.” Griffin agreed: “We want to be winning in April, May and June.” Kevin Garnett scored 16 points for Boston, which committed 18 turnovers and never led in dropping to .500 at 14-14 with its fifth loss in seven games. Paul Pierce and Jeff Green added 12 points each to go with 10 apiece from Jason Terry and Rajon Rondo. Boston’s winning streak extended to 19 games in 2008-09. “Every individual on our team wanted to beat them and every individual tried to do it by themselves instead of just playing our game,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. It was the Clippers’ largest-ever win against Boston, coming six years to the day of their previous largest, a 100-77 win on Dec. 27, 2006. “I thought we came out with too much respect. We wanted to back off some of their bigs and Blake hit some shots that he doesn’t usually hit,” Garnett said. “They came out with a lot of confidence and they packed the paint and that is the reason why have won 15 in a row. They had us on our heels all night.” Barnes had the Clippers’ first five points in a 9-0 run that opened the fourth quarter and boosted their lead to 90-67. Willie Green briefly played; otherwise the Clippers’ other starters rested to close out the game. The Celtics were held to 10 points in the final 12 minutes. The Clippers’ starters and their bench played to a draw, scoring 53 points each. Garnett had six points in the third when the Celtics were narrowly outscored 22-20 but still trailed 82-67. The Clippers’ 9-0 run pushed their lead to 21 points before Boston went on a 10-4 run, including 3-pointers by Courtney Lee and Rondo to end the quarter. The game got chippy at times. In the third, Jared
San Jose State tops Bowling Green in Military Bowl WASHINGTON — Among the accomplishments this season for San Jose State: It’s no longer a school anyone would want to schedule for homecoming. The No. 24 Spartans have their first 11-win season since 1940, capping a comeback year with a 29-20 win over Bowling Green in the Military Bowl. In the national rankings for the first time since 1975, San Jose State (11-2) finished with a 7-game winning streak and put aside the distractions surrounding the recent departure of coach Mike MacIntyre. “I don’t think we’ve ever been respected like we should,” defensive end Travis Johnson said. “They’ve looked at San Jose State on the schedule and been like, ‘OK, you
Sullinger was called for a flagrant-1 foul for grabbing the front of Griffin on his way up to dunk. Then Butler and Pierce emerged from a big mass both holding onto the ball, leading to a jump ball. In the first, Rondo was lying on the ball and Paul tried to take it out from under him on the sideline, leading to a testy moment. The Celtics cut their deficit to four points early in the second quarter — the closest they came after the opening quarter — with consecutive 3-pointers by Terry and Lee before the Clippers’ second unit rebuilt the double-digit lead the starters had created. Crawford scored 13 points for Los Angeles, highlighted by a fast-break floater and a rainbow 3. He scored the final four points to keep the Clippers ahead 60-47 heading into halftime.
THUNDER 111, MAVERICKS 105, OT OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant scored 40 points while Russell Westbrook added eight of his 16 points in overtime to help the Thunder beat the Mavericks for their 11th straight win at home. Serge Ibaka added 19 points and matched his season-high with 17 rebounds as Oklahoma City charged back from 10 points down in the final 7:17 of regulation and found a way to win after losing back-toback games for the first time this season. Darren Collison scored a season-best 32 points for Dallas. Dirk Nowitzki scored nine points in his second game back after offseason knee surgery, showing some rust down the stretch. Westbrook turned the game around with six straight points after the Mavs had gone up 104-101 on Chris Kaman’s bucket inside midway through overtime.
The Associated Press NEW YORK — Coach of the month in November, out of a job by New Year’s. The Brooklyn Nets have elevated expectations this season and a .500 record wasn’t good enough. Coach Avery Johnson was fired Thursday, his team having lost 10 of 13 games after a strong start to its first season in Brooklyn. “We don’t have the same fire now than we did when we were 11-4,” general manager Billy King said at a news conference in East Rutherford, N.J. “I tried to talk to Avery about it and we just can’t figure it out. The same pattern kept on happening.” Assistant P.J. Carlesimo will coach the Nets on an interim basis, starting tonight with a home game against Charlotte. King added the Nets might reach out to other candidates but for now the job was Carlesimo’s. The GM wouldn’t comment on a report that the team planned to get in touch with former Lakers coach Phil Jackson. NEW YORK — Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was suspended one game without pay by the NBA for flailing his leg and making contact with the groin of Charlotte Bobcats’ Ramon Sessions. The incident happened with 8:12 left in the fourth quarter of the Heat’s 105-92 victory over the Bobcats on Wednesday night. Sessions was called for a foul on the play. Wade will serve the suspension tonight when the Heat visit the Detroit Pistons and return Saturday night in Milwaukee. NEW YORK — Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard was fined $35,000 by the NBA for a flagrant foul against Denver’s Kenneth Faried. Howard was ejected with 5:02 left in the third quarter in the Lakers’ 126-114 loss to the Nuggets on Wednesday night. He was called for a fla-
grant foul 2 when he jammed his hand in Faried’s face as the Denver forward drove the lane. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol has plantar fasciitis in his right foot. He was examined by a foot specialist and an MRI confirmed the diagnosis. Gasol is listed as probable for tonight’s game against Portland. NEW YORK — New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton won’t need surgery on his broken right pinky finger and is expected to be out at least a month. PRO FOOTBALL FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Greg McElroy has a concussion and will be replaced by Mark Sanchez as the New York Jets’ starting quarterback in the season finale at Buffalo on Sunday. Coach Rex Ryan said McElroy, preparing to make his second NFL start in place of the benched Sanchez, was lifting weights and had headaches. He went to the team’s training staff and then revealed he was suffering concussion-like symptoms after being sacked 11 times in the Jets’ 27-17 loss to San Diego last Sunday. Ryan says he chose to start Sanchez over Tim Tebow because the team has just two practices and a walkthrough to prepare before the game and he feels “more comfortable” with Sanchez. RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman won his appeal of a 4-game suspension for use of performanceenhancing substances, making him eligible for the NFL playoffs. Sherman posted “I won,” on his Twitter account, followed by teammates tweeting their congratulations. The decision was made by former NFL executive Bob Wallace. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A person familiar with the pen-
interim coach Steve Stripling to an improbable 48-34 win over the Duke Blue Devils on Thursday night. “We were figuring we might get one more shot as an offense and when we got the fumble we looked at each other and said we’ve worked way too hard to quit now,” Kay said. Kay, who set a Belk Bowl record with four touchdown passes and was named the game’s MVP, called it a “huge win” given the adversity the Bearcats faced after losing coach Butch Jones and their two coordinators three weeks ago. “It’s really been chaos for the last month ... pure chaos,” Kay added. “We’ve played it off as it hasn’t been but it was pure chaos from the time we found out (Jones) he was leaving.” It looked as though the Bearcats were about done when Duke was deep in their territory and looking for the go-ahead score with 1:20 left in the game. But Snead fumbled and Kay capitalized with his go-ahead pass to Kelce. Nick Temple capped the wild finish with a 55-yard interception return with 14 seconds left. Kay quickly took advantage of the change in momentum after the Snead fumble, finding Kelce down the middle on a seam route. Kelce got behind the Duke defense and caught the ball in stride, racing the final 60 yards to the end zone as Blue Devils fans looked on in stunned silence. Kay threw a 41-yard TD pass to Ralph David Abernathy and 25-yard scoring strikes to Anthony McClung and Chris Moore. George Winn also ran for a 46-yard touchdown for Cincinnati. Cincinnati (10-3) finished with its fifth 10-win season in six years. Duke quarterback Sean Renfree threw for 358 yards — another Belk Bowl record — for the Blue Devils (6-7), who were seeking their first bowl win since 1961. Conner Vernon, the ACC’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards, had 10 catches for 119 yards and a touchdown in his final game for the Blue Devils. But the big play for Duke was Snead’s fumble. “It’s heart-breaking because we wanted to win this game for our seniors,” Snead said. “But as a team, we’re going to learn from this and build off the momentum. I’ve got great teammates. They encouraged me to keep my head up. If you have a little adversity, you’ve got to face it.” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said the loss was tough to swallow. “This feeling in our guts is not very good right now,” he added. “But we’re going to move forward with this. The biggest insult we can give our seniors is to not move forward from this and we will do this.” Duke, which came in having allowed 51 points and an average of 294.5 yards rushing over its previous four games, struggled to stop Cincinnati after the first quarter. The Bearcats piled up 554 total yards of offense, including 130 yards on the ground by Winn. Duke wasn’t too shabby on offense, either, combining with the Bearcats for a Belk Bowlrecord 1,114 yards. Cincinnati trailed 16-0 before rattling off 27 straight points to seemingly take control and the big turning point came courtesy of linebacker Greg Blair. With Duke leading 16-3 and looking for more, Renfree fired a pass over the middle for running back Jela Duncan, who lunged for the goal line but was hit by Blair and fumbled. Blair recovered and suddenly the Bearcats had a shot. “That seemed to fire us up on the sidelines,” Blair said. “It gave us life.” A short time later, Kay connected with McClung to cut the Duke lead to 16-10. Kay’s second scoring pass to Abernathy capped a 98-yard drive in the final two minutes of the first half and gave the Bearcats their first lead. NOTES: Duke punter Will Monday set a Belk Bowl record with a 79-yard punt. ... The two teams set a combined record for most first downs in the Belk Bowl.
alty says the NFL has fined Panthers quarterback Cam Newton $21,000 for abusive conduct toward a game official. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league hasn’t announced the fine. Newton shouted at and bumped referee Jerome Boger in the fourth quarter of Carolina’s penalty-plagued 17-6 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers All-Pro tackle Justin Smith is unlikely to play Sunday in the regular-season finale against Arizona because of a partially torn left triceps. The injury could force Smith to miss some or all of the postseason. DALLAS — Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was driving with a suspended license and had a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal limit at the time of the car crash that killed teammate and friend Jerry Brown, according to documents released by police. The 24-year-old Brent was tested after the crash in the early hours of Dec. 8 at 0.189 percent, well above the Texas limit of 0.08. One police report said Brent was intoxicated, driving over the speed limit and swerving out of one lane when he struck a curb in Irving, a suburb of Dallas, causing the car to flip over. COLLEGE FOOTBALL EL PASO, Texas — Matt Barkley’s career at Southern California is over, a shoulder injury bringing a disappointing end to his record-breaking, 4-year run as the Trojans’ quarterback. Coach Lane Kiffin announced that the senior quarterback won’t play in the Sun Bowl against Georgia Tech because of an injured
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The Associated Press Individual Week 16 Quarterbacks A. Rodgers, GBY Griffin III, WAS Ale. Smith, SNF M. Ryan, ATL R. Wilson, SEA Brees, NOR Romo, DAL C. Newton, CAR E. Manning, NYG Bradford, STL Rushers A. Peterson, MIN M. Lynch, SEA Morris, WAS Do. Martin, TAM Gore, SNF Forte, CHI S. Jackson, STL Bradshaw, NYG L. McCoy, PHL M. Turner, ATL Receivers Cal. Johnson, DET B. Marshall, CHI Witten, DAL D. Bryant, DAL Gonzalez, ATL R. White, ATL Cruz, NYG Cobb, GBY Colston, NOR M. Crabtree, SNF Punters Morstead, NOR A. Lee, SNF Weatherford, NYG McBriar, PHL Bosher, ATL J. Ryan, SEA Zastudil, ARI Hekker, STL Koenen, TAM Kluwe, MIN Punt Returners Dw. Harris, DAL Da. Johnson, PHL Parrish, TAM Ginn Jr., SNF Cobb, GBY Logan, DET D. Hester, CHI L. Washington, SEA P. Peterson, ARI Sherels, MIN Kickoff Returners L. Washington, SEA D. Wilson, NYG D. Hester, CHI J. Rodgers, ATL Cadet, NOR Cobb, GBY W. Powell, ARI Banks, WAS Givens, STL B. Boykin, PHL Scoring/Touchdowns Jam. Jones, GBY D. Bryant, DAL M. Lynch, SEA A. Peterson, MIN B. Marshall, CHI Do. Martin, TAM Ju. Jones, ATL Morris, WAS M. Turner, ATL Rudolph, MIN
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Meat-free meals about as happy as a heart attack
“Here’s the problem. When she comes to eat at our house, we serve meat and vegetables -- plenty of vegetables. She can eat all the vegetables she wants, and she never has to touch the meat. Which is fine -- there’s more meat for the rest of us. But when we go to her house, she serves only vegetables.” My friend Jackson has just returned from his vegetarian sister-in-law’s house, where she hosted the holiday meal as she does in alternating years. “There’s never any meat at her place,” he says. “It’s not fair.” “Is she a good cook?” I asked. “Yes, but you’re missing the point. Why is it that we bend over backward to accommodate her by serving mashed potatoes and creamed corn and cranberry sauce, but she never makes the tiniest bit of meat for us? It’s not like we serve just meat at our house. You can be a vegetarian and still find plenty to eat. We have potato chips and corn chips and guacamole and fried mozzarella sticks and doughnuts and sticky buns ...” “Wow, you are really bending over backward,” I interjected. “It’s not as if you had all that stuff lying around your house anyway.” “Once again, you’re missing the point. I’m not saying she has to go out and slaughter a cow just so I can have a piece of meat, but come on! Would it kill her to put a little chicken on the table for the holidays? I’m not even asking her to cook a turkey or a ham -- just a chicken. Not even a big one. A chicken
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is practically a vegetable anyway. It’s like a vegetable with legs.” “Yes, it’s hard to believe that someone who wouldn’t hurt a fly won’t cook you a chicken. So I guess you had to fill up on chips and dip.” “If only. She doesn’t have anything like that. It’s all pieces of cauliflower and broccoli with hummus and olives and little bits of gooey cheese that a friend of hers makes. There’s no real food anywhere.” “It’s a wonder you survived. It’s a surprise you didn’t turn into a cannibal after going a whole day without meat.” “If I hadn’t had bacon and sausage for breakfast, I may have. My life did flash in front of my eyes, but it wasn’t from the lack of meat. It was when Sarah started asking for the recipes for stuff. ‘Oh, that was delicious. You’d never know that was a gluten-free cake. Can I have the recipe?’ Yesterday she made me lentil soup for lunch. What is that? Her sister is a bad influence on her.” Jackson’s wife, Sarah, regularly prepares things Jack distrusts under the guise of keeping him healthy. “What’s this?” is a question I’ve heard at their dinner table dozens of times.
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the press after the first quarter. But when we are in the half-court game, we are just going to play good half-court defense and run our offense. I thought that first half our passing was a little sloppy and we were throwing the ball at people’s feet.”
With the victory on Thursday night, the Lady Knights run their record to 9-1. The Lady Aces, who are going through a tough season, are still winless on the year with an 0-10 record.
Crestview (FG, FT, 3pt) Terra Crowle 1-4 2-2 1-2 7, Kennis Mercer 4-6 0-0 0-1 8, Claire Zaleski 0-2 0-0 0-0 0, Mackenzie
Riggenbach 0-3 5-6 0-0 5, Mariah Henry 1-5 0-0 0-0 2, Emily Bauer 6-10 1-1 0-0 13, Lindsey Motycka 6-13 1-3 0-0 13, Megan Hartman 2-3 0-0 0-0 4, Brady Quest 0-1 2-2 0-0 2, Kirsten Hicks 4-8 2-3 0-0 10 Totals: 24-55, 13-17, 1-3, 64. Hicksville (FG, FT, 3pt) Alexa Monroe 0-3 1-2 0-0 1, Jamie Hablawetz 0-3 0-0 0-3 0, Sam Sell 0-3 0-0 0-0 0, McKenzie Gonwick 2-7 3-7 0-0 7, Rachel Schroeder 2-8 1-20-1 5, Abby Shock 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 Total: 5-25, 5-11, 0-4, 15.
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shoulder. Instead, redshirt freshman Max Wittek will make his second career start. BASEBALL NEW YORK — Free agent slugger Hideki Matsui retired from professional baseball, saying he is no longer able to perform at the level that made him a star in two countries. The 2009 World Series MVP with the New York Yankees and a 3-time Central
The Associated Press BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB — Free agent OF Hideki Matsui announced his retirement. National League MIAMI MARLINS — Agreed to terms with RHP John Maine on a minor-league contract. NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with LHP Aaron Laffey on a minorleague contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Designated RHP Chad Beck for assignment. American Association AMARILLO SOX — Named Bobby Brown manager. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Suspended Miami G Dwyane Wade one game for flailing his leg and making contact with the groin of the Charlotte’s Ramon Sessions during a Dec. 26 game at Charlotte. Fined Los Angeles Lakers C Dwight Howard $35,000 for his Flagrant Foul Two against Denver’s Kenneth Faried during a Dec. 26 game at Denver. BROOKLYN NETS — Fired coach Avery Johnson. Promoted assistant coach P.J. Carlesimo to interim coach. FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS — Placed WR LaQuan Williams
League MVP with the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants struggled in a brief stint with the Tampa Bay Rays last season and recently made up his mind to call it a career after 20 years — the first 10 in Japan. JOLIET, Ill. — Hall of Fame baseball catcher Carlton Fisk pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge, two months after police found him asleep in his pickup truck in a suburban Chicago cornfield.
Fisk, 64, was sentenced to one year of court supervision and must pay $1,250 in court costs. He also must undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling. TENNIS ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Andy Murray’s 2013 season got off to a shaky start with a 6-3, 6-4 loss to Janko Tipsarevic in the opening match of the World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament.
“It’s a fish taco,” Sarah might reply. “A fish taco? Did the grocery store run out of hamburger?” “All the magazines say we should eat less meat and more fish. Fish once a week isn’t going to kill you. You could stand to lose some weight.” “Yeah, I see those people in the magazines you read. All skin and bones like your sister. That can’t be healthy.” “Can you imagine what would happen if I told Sarah she could stand to lose some weight?” Jack asks me. “It would upset the balance of world peace; it would cause untold misery; life as we know it would come to an end,” I said. “You complain about this every other year,” I continued. “Couldn’t you smuggle meat into your sister-in-law’s house and hide it where you can get to it easily? Say, under a sofa cushion? A little bit of beef jerky here, a can of Vienna sausages there?” “Go ahead, make fun of me,” Jack said. “But when someone invites you to their house for dinner, it would be nice if they served an actual dinner.” “That’s the holiday spirit. The good news is we all know what to get you for Christmas next year,” I said. “The Spam Gift Collection.” (Jim Mullen’s newest book is called “Kill Me, Elmo: The Holiday Depression Fun Book.” You can reach him at JimMullenBooks.com.)
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By Gary Clothier Q: Is Mark Walberg of “Antiques Roadshow” related to actors Donnie and Mark of the same last name? -- Mark Wahlberg W.F., Azusa, Calif. A: Mark L. Walberg of “Antiques Roadshow” fame is not related to brothers Donnie and Mark, Donnie Wahlberg whose last name is Wahlberg (with an “h”). Donnie, who is on the TV series “Blue Bloods,” is the older brother to Mark, whose film “The Fighter” was released last year. Donnie was born in 1969, while Mark was born in 1971. Mark L. Walberg was born in 1962. Q: Maybe you can answer a question I have had for many years. You answered a question about Norma Larsen, the “Champagne Lady” on “The Lawrence Welk Show.” Who was the popular singer before her who had that title, and why was she replaced? A: The original “Champagne Lady” was Alice Lon, who assumed the title in 1955 during the first season of the TV series. Welk fired her in 1959 for displaying too much knee to the television audience. The viewers were livid and loudly protested, demanding her return. Welk tried but was unable to convince Lon to return to his show; Norma Larsen Zimmer later became the “Champagne Lady.” Send your questions to Mr. Know-It-All at AskMrKIA@ gmail.com or c/o Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, Mo. 64106. Distributed by Universal UClick
on injured reserve. BARONS — Recalled F Erick CAROLINA PANTHERS Lizon from Wichita (CHL). — Placed G Amini Silatolu on ECHL injured reserve. ECHL — Suspended HOUSTON TEXANS — Evansville RW Matt Gens two Signed TE Steve Skelton to the games and fined him an undispractice squad. closed amount. JACKSONVILLE READING ROYALS — JAGUARS — Signed DB Signed F Nikita Kashirsky. Curtis Holcomb to the practice COLLEGE squad. CREIGHTON — NEW YORK JETS — Announced senior G Josh Placed CB Aaron Berry on Jones is quitting the men’s injured reserve. basketball team for medical PITTSBURGH STEELERS reasons. — Signed DB Walter FLORIDA — Announced McFadden and WR Bert Reed S De’Ante Saunders and OT to the practice squad. Matt Patchan are leaving the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS football team and will trans— Signed TE Cooper Helfet to fer. the practice squad. ST. LOUIS RAMS — The Boston Celtics Signed DE Mason Brodine to have won the most NBA the practice squad. TAMPA B A Y championships (17), including BUCCANEERS — Signed seven straight from 1960-66. S Nick Saenz to the practice squad. HOCKEY National Hockey League DALLAS STARS — Reasigned F Austin Smith from Idaho (ECHL) to Texas (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Reassigned F Andrej Nestrasil, F Brent Raedeke and D Max Nicastro from Grand Rapids (AHL) to Toledo (ECHL). W A S H I N G T O N CAPITALS — Reassigned D Brett Flemming from Hershey (AHL) to Reading (ECHL). American Hockey League OKLAHOMA CITY
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Blame it on the guns. No, blame the judges who banned God-talk in schools, along with most lessons about right and wrong. No, our lousy national mental health care system caused this hellish bloodbath. No, the problem is the decay of American families, with workaholic parents chained to their desks while their children grow up in suburban cocoons with too much time on their hands. No, it’s Hollywood’s fault. How can children tell the difference between fantasy and reality when they’ve been baptized in violent movies, television and single-shooter videogames? Why not blame God? These were the questions in 1999 when two teenage gunmen at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., killed 13 people and themselves in the massacre that set the standard for soul-searching media frenzies in postmodern America. All the questions asked about Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold are now being asked about Adam Lanza after he gunned down 20 first-graders and six employees at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., before taking his life. He began his rampage by killing his mother in the suburban home they shared after the 2008 divorce that split their family. After Columbine, Denver’s archbishop
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wrote an agonizing reflection that looked toward a future after all of the headlines and endless cable-news coverage. Last week, the staff of Archbishop Charles Chaput, now leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, circulated those words once again. What has changed? “The media are already filled with sound bites of shock and disbelief; psychologists, sociologists, grief counselors and law enforcement officers -- all with their theories and plans,” he wrote. “God bless them for it. We certainly need help. Violence is now pervasive in American society -- in our homes, our schools, on our streets, in our cars as we drive home from work, in the news media, in the rhythms and lyrics of our music, in our novels, films and video games. It is so prevalent that we have become largely unconscious of it. ... “The causes of this violence are many and complicated: racism, fear, selfishness.
But in another, deeper sense, the cause is very simple: We’re losing God, and in losing Him, we’re losing ourselves. The complete contempt for human life shown by the young killers ... is not an accident, or an anomaly or a freak flaw in our social fabric. It’s what we create when we live a contradiction. We can’t systematically kill the unborn, the infirm and the condemned prisoners among us; we can’t glorify brutality in our entertainment; we can’t market avarice and greed ... and then hope that somehow our children will help build a culture of life.” Columbine unfolded in the Easter season, noted Chaput, a time in which believers are reminded that even the Son of God was not spared the reality of death. “The Son of God descended into hell and so have we all, over the past few days,” noted the archbishop. “But that isn’t the end of the story.” Now, the Newtown massacre has shattered the season of Advent, the days preceding the 12-day season of Christmas -- another biblical event that included violence and the deaths of innocents, as well as the singing of angels and signs of ultimate hope. Little has changed. Death is real and life is precious. Innocence is fragile and sin is terrifyingly real. The violence that haunts our culture is real and at times impossible to prevent. America
is blessed and cursed with charge cards, computers, cellphones and many other gifts of modern life. Chaput and other clergy faced familiar questions this week. The only option, he said, is to look in the mirror. “God is good, but we human beings are free, and being free, we help fashion the nature of our world with the choices we make,” he said in a new letter. “Every life lost in Connecticut was unique, precious and irreplaceable. But the evil was routine; every human generation is rich with it. Why does God allow war? Why does God allow hunger? ... “We are not the inevitable products of history or economics or any other determinist equation. We’re free, and therefore responsible for both the beauty and the suffering we help make. Why does God allow wickedness? He allows it because we -- or others just like us -- choose it. The only effective antidote to the wickedness around us is to live differently from this moment forward.”
(Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the GetReligion.org project to study religion and the news.) COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate DISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL UCLICK FOR UFS 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106; 816-5817500
A.C.T.S. NEW TESTAMENT FELLOWSHIP 8277 German Rd, Delphos Rev. Linda Wannemacher-Pastor Jaye Wannemacher -Worship Leader For information contact: 419-695-3566 Thursday - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study with worship at 8277 German Rd, Delphos Sunday - 7:00 p.m. “For Such A Time As This”. Tri-County Community Intercessory Prayer Group. Everyone welcome. Biblical counseling also available. DELPHOS BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Terry McKissack 302 N Main, Delphos Contact: 419-692-0061 or 419-302-6423 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. FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN 310 W. Second St. 419-692-5737 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 living. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH 422 North Pierce St., Delphos Phone 419-695-2616 Rev. Angela Khabeb Saturday - 8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday-10:00 a.m. Worship Service; 2:00 p.m. Hall in Use Monday - Office Closed - New Year’s Eve Tuesday: Office Closed New Year’s Day Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. Good Morning/Good Shepherd; 7:00 p.m. InReach/OutReach Meeting Saturday - 8:00 a.m. Prayer Breakfast Sunday - 8:30 p.m. InReach/ OutReach Breakfast; 10:00 a.m. Worship
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD “Where Jesus is Healing Hurting Hearts!” 808 Metbliss Ave., Delphos One block so. of Stadium Park. 419-692-6741 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 Church 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: www.delphosfirstassemblyofgod. com. DELPHOS CHRISTIAN UNION 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. ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST 335 S. Main St. Delphos Pastor - Rev. David Howell Sunday 9:00 a.m. Worship Service DELPHOS WESLEYAN CHURCH 11720 Delphos Southworth Rd. Delphos - Phone 419-695-1723 Pastor Rodney Shade 937-397-4459 Asst. Pastor Pamela King 419-204-5469 Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Worship; 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Service and prayer meeting. TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 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.: Office Closed. 7:30 p.m. NEW YEAR’S EVE Tuesday: NEW YEAR’S DAY Wed.: 7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Thurs.: 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m Suppers on Us Friday - 3:0 p.m. Mustard Seeds MARION BAPTIST CHURCH 2998 Defiance Trail, Delphos Pastor Jay Lobach 419-339-6319 Services: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 331 E. Second St., Delphos 419-695-4050 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Rev. Chris Bohnsack, Associate Pastor Fred Lisk and Dave Ricker, Deacons 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 instructions. Reconciliation – Tuesday and Friday 7:30-7:50 a.m.; Saturday 3:30-4:00 p.m. Anytime by request. Matrimony – Arrangements must be made through the rectory six months in advance. Anointing of the Sick – Communal celebration in May and October. Administered upon request.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH Landeck - Phone: 419-692-0636 Rev. Mel Verhoff, Pastor Administrative aide: Rita Suever Masses: 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday. Newcomers register at parish. Marriages: Please call the parish house six months in advance. Baptism: Please call the parish.
CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH 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 Meeting. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8-noon, 1-4- p.m. ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Zion Church & Conant Rd., Elida Pastors: Mark and D.J. Fuerstenau Sunday - Service - 9:00 a.m. PIKE MENNONITE CHURCH 3995 McBride Rd., Elida Phone 419-339-3961 LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH OF GOD 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. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 4750 East Road, Elida Pastor - Brian McManus Sunday – 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship, nursery available. Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. Youth Prayer, Bible Study; 7:00 p.m. Adult Prayer and Bible Study; 8:00 p.m. - Choir. GOMER UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 7350 Gomer Road, Gomer, Ohio 419-642-2681 email@example.com Rev. Brian Knoderer Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Worship
GRACE FAMILY CHURCH 634 N. Washington St., Van Wert Pastor: Rev. Ron Prewitt Sunday - 9:15 a.m. Morning worship with Pulpit Supply. KINGSLEY UNITED METHODIST 15482 Mendon Rd., Van Wert Phone: 419-965-2771 Pastor Chuck Glover 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 p.m. Choir practice - 8:00 p.m. TRINITY FRIENDS CHURCH 605 N. Franklin St., Van Wert 45891 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 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 13887 Jennings Rd., Van Wert Ph. 419-238-0333 Children’s Storyline: 419-238-2201 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. MANDALE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Rev. Don Rogers, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages. 10:30 a.m. Worship Services; 7:00 p.m Worship. Wednesday - 7 p.m. Prayer meeting. PENTECOSTAL WAY CHURCH Pastors: Bill Watson Rev. Ronald Defore 1213 Leeson Ave., Van Wert 45891 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 Study. Thursday - Choir Rehearsal Anchored in Jesus Prayer Line - (419) 238-4427 or (419) 232-4379. Emergency - (419) 993-5855
ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH 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 a.m. Confessions - Saturday 3:30 p.m., anytime by appointment. CHURCH OF GOD 18906 Rd. 18R, Rimer 419-642-5264 Rev. Mark Walls Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Robert DeSloover, Pastor 7359 St. Rt. 109 New Cleveland Saturday Mass - 7:00 p.m. Sunday Mass - 8:30 a.m. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH Ottoville Rev. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday - 4 p.m.; Sunday - 10:30 a.m. ST. BARBARA CHURCH 160 Main St., Cloverdale 45827 419-488-2391 Fr. John Stites Mass schedule: Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 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 a.m. ST. MICHAEL CHURCH Kalida Fr. Mark Hoying Saturday – 4:30 p.m. Mass. Sunday – 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. Masses. Weekdays: Masses on Mon., Tues., Wed. and Friday at 8:00 am; Thurs. 7:30 p.m.
ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH 500 S. Canal, Spencerville 419-647-6202 Saturday 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation; 5 p.m. Mass, May 1 - Oct. 30. Sunday - 10:30 a.m. Mass. SPENCERVILLE FULL GOSPEL 107 Broadway St., Spencerville Pastor Charles Muter Home Ph. 419-657-6019 Sunday: Morning Services 10:00 a.m. Evening Services - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. Worship service. SPENCERVILLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 317 West North St. 419-296-2561 Pastor Tom Shobe 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7:00 p.m. Wednesday Service TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Corner of Fourth & Main, Spencerville Phone 419-647-5321 Rev. Jan Johnson, Pastor Sunday - 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Spencerville Rev. Ron Shifley, Pastor Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Church School; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service. AGAPE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES 9250 Armstrong Road, Spencerville Pastors Phil & Deb Lee Sunday - 10:00 a.m. Worship service. Wed. - 7:00 p.m. Bible Study HARTFORD CHRISTIAN CHURCH (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 worship and Teens Alive (grades 7-12). Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. Bible service. 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.
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BREAKTHROUGH 101 N. Adams St., Middle Point Pastor Scott & Karen Fleming Sunday – Church Service - 10 a.m, 6 p.m. Wednesday - 7:00 p.m. CALVARY EVANGELICAL CHURCH 10686 Van Wert-Decatur Rd. Van Wert, Ohio 419-238-9426 Rev. Clark Williman. Pastor Sunday- 8:45 a.m. Friends and Family; 9:00 a.m. Sunday School LIVE; 10:00 a.m. SALEM UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 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. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 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. VAN WERT VICTORY CHURCH OF GOD 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. www.vwvcoh.com facebook: vwvcoh TRINITY LUTHERAN 303 S. Adams, Middle Point Rev. Tom Cover Sunday– 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Worship service.
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GROVER HILL ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 204 S. Harrision St. Grover Hill, Ohio 45849 Pastor Mike Waldron 419-587-3149 Cell: 419-233-2241 email@example.com You are invited to a party to celebrate the birthday of Jesus in word and song. Praising God for his gift of love to the world with family and friends is a nice way to begin the Christmas holiday and it adds a special meaning to the day. We do hope that you will come and worship the King. The Grover Hill Zion United Methodist Church Christmas Eve service begins at 7:30 p.m. December 24. FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 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 Service
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DEAR DOCTOR K: When should I start giving my baby solid foods? Will starting solids too early increase her risk of food allergies? DEAR READER: Breast milk or iron-fortified infant formula provides all the nutrients your baby needs for the first 6 months. Most pediatricians I know do not recommend starting solid foods before 4 months. The introduction of solid foods before 4 to 6 months may not provide the proper balance of nutrients -- and it may increase the risk of your infant’s developing food allergies. Before you begin, discuss the introduction of solid foods with your pediatrician. Most recommend one of the ironfortified infant cereals, such as rice, oatmeal or barley, for the first food. These types of cereals are least likely to cause allergies. Mix the cereal with breast milk or formula. Watch for signs and symptoms of allergy, such as rash, wheezing, stomachache, diarrhea, gas, fussiness or vomiting. True food allergies are rare, but if you notice any of these things and suspect an allergy, stop giving the food in question and call your pediatrician. Keep these things in mind: -- Add only one new food at a time. Wait from five to seven days between new foods so that you have time to watch for any possible allergy. (Choose a longer interval if you have a strong family history of allergies.) -- Commercially prepared baby foods are nutritious and safe for babies. -- You also can make your own baby food. Except for bananas, all fruits and vegetables should be cooked first and then pureed. Do not add salt, sugar or other seasonings. Refrigerate or freeze homemade baby food right after cooking. -- Do not feed your baby directly from a jar unless you plan to use the entire jar at one meal. That’s because the spoon will contain bacteria from the baby’s mouth, and if you leave some of the food in the jar for a future meal, the food may be ruined by the bacteria. So if you aren’t going to use the whole jar for one feeding, then use a clean spoon to place the food you are going to feed the baby into a clean bowl. -- Refrigerate opened jars of baby food. -- Wait until your infant is at least 1 year old to give foods that commonly cause allergies: egg whites, peanut butter, other nut butters, oranges, grapefruit, other citrus fruits, shrimp, lobster, other shellfish.
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Dear Annie: I am a for- win a free vacation or car? tunate mother of four beau- Yes. But the odds aren’t in tiful little girls, all under your favor. Someone will the age of 8. While I am not win the grand prize, but overweight, I could be in most people will simply get a tour of townhomes, timebetter shape. How do I handle strang- shares or other vacation ers and distant acquain- property. We haven’t seen your tances who approach me and ask me when my baby entry forms, but we suspect is due? I do have a little bit they actually said to fill out of a belly, but it is quite a the form and “win a free stretch to assume that I am vacation” (no guarantee) or “you have won a pregnant. I find free gift,” which this to be incredcould be anything, ibly rude and then including the tour embarrassing you took. We hope when I have to readers will take say that I am not your warning to actually pregnant. heart and pay attenI would never aption to forms where proach a stranger they must put down to inquire about personal contact inher pregnancy unformation. less she brought it Dear Annie: I up first. It is always Annie’s Mailbox can relate to “S.W. in California,” the women, never men, who do this. One father who had a falling out would think they might be with his daughter and she a bit more understanding cut off contact. In response, in this department. — No, he took her out of his will. My husband and I have I Am Not Trying for a Boy Dear Not: We think traveled this road with our people often open their adult children. Some young mouths before their brains adults are simply selfish are in gear. No one should and ungrateful. They exever assume a woman is pect their parents to tolerate pregnant based on her ap- everything they do (even pearance. It is asking for drugs), allow their friends trouble. But we will also into the home (even drug say that if this happens to pushers and felons), give you so frequently that it is them money at the drop of a disturbing, you might want hat (even when the parents to reconsider your choice are struggling financially), of clothing. You may be ac- and allow them to use their centuating your tummy area home as a hotel or storage facility. If the parents don’t more than you realize. Dear Annie: Twice in cooperate, the kids punthe past year I have been at ish them by being abusive events where you could win or keeping the grandkids some grand prize, vacation away. I am tired of being treattrip or other gift. The entry forms required filling in my ed so poorly. I have loved name, address, phone and unconditionally, and in return, I’ve received disreemail. I found out the hard spect and a broken heart. way that this isn’t what it’s My job is done. — Indiana cracked up to be. The first Mom time, someone called to say I’d won a free trip. But the salesperson insisted that in order to claim my prize, I had to come to a specific address and tour townhomes. I went and discovered that I didn’t win anything at all. The second time (for which I supposedly won a free car), I didn’t answer their calls, and then I blocked their number, but the calls continued. I ended up phoning them and asked them to stop calling me, but they wouldn’t listen. Finally, I said it was harassment, and the salesman said he would take my name off his list. Tell people to be careful about those entry forms. It could be a scam. — Texas Dear Texas: These aren’t scams. But they are misleading, and you need to read the fine print. They are similar to lotteries or sweepstakes. Could you
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Hundreds of students from St. John’s and Jefferson elementaries walked North Pierce Street between Franklin and St. John’s for the Mini Relay for Life on May 10. (Continued from page 1) Jefferson elementaries walked North Pierce Street between Franklin and St. John’s for the Mini Relay for Life. Students played games, ate a sack lunch and learned more about cancer prevention tactics, such as wearing sunscreen. The proceeds went to benefit the Delphos Relay for Life. Ottoville Local Schools held its annual Cancer Walk to raise cancer awareness. The goal of the event was to raise $5,000 so Ottoville Schools could earn a gold level at the Delphos Relay for Life in June. It was also Field Day for Ottoville Schools and many activities lined the track, including a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament and Pie-In-The-Face contest. May 12 The 20th annual National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive was a huge success with over 2,700 pounds of food collected. All customers, both within the city of Delphos and the surrounding rural routes, were asked to place their non-perishable food donations, including baby and pet food, by their
mailbox or at the place designated for their mail delivery. All donations were divided equally between the food pantries of the St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Interfaith Thrift Shop as well as First Assembly of God. May 21 St. John’s celebrated the 100th birthday of its St. Joseph building. The cornerstone of the building, which houses St. John’s elementary, was laid on May 20, 1912. The building was closed in by Winter of 1912, with building starting again in 1913, later halting because of a flood. After floodwaters receded, work resumed and students took occupancy on October 21, 1913. May 28 About 200 or so braved the heat to honor the fallen during a Memorial Day program at Veterans Memorial Park. New bricks were added to honor local men who were previously unrepresented in the park. Attention was brought to the year 2012 being the 50th anniversary of the beginning of United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. June June 2 The 2012 Van Wert County Peony Festival kicked off at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. The first Peony Festival in Van Wert was held in 1932 and drew massive crowds of people to the area to enjoy scheduled events. This year was no different, with three days worth of events that kept the city of Van Wert A handful of vendors set up in the parking lot at the corner of Main and Third streets for the first weekend of My Town Farmers Market. Business partners Mike Betz, Ryan Warnecke and Gina Fritz were present to welcome customers. “This is just a small preview today,” Betz said. “We have a lot more vendors but a lot
Students at St. John’s School celebrate the elementary building’s 100th birthday. The cornerstone of the building was laid on May 20, 1912. A balloon launch finishes the celebration. As students returned to their classrooms, each received a cookie.
of them backed out today because we were anticipating bad weather. Next time will be bigger.” June 15 Members of the Northwest Ohio Volunteer Firefighters Assoc. arrived in Delphos for the 138th annual NOVFA Convention. “This is a chance for area firefighters to get together and talk, share stories and relax,” Delphos Fire Assoc. President Jamey Wisher said. “We don’t always get to do a lot of that. It will be a great weekend.” The weekend included a parade, water ball tournament and a queen competition. June 18 Fort Jennings Village officials, Bicentennial Committee members, Boy Scouts and the high school marching band participated in a ceremony to replace the U.S. flag at the village’s monument on Water Street with a replica of the U.S. flag flown in 1812. The village also participated in the Ring of the Bells for 1812 at noon, in commemoration of the beginning of the war. June 22 Preparation began for the 10th annual Relay for Life of Delphos. Campsites offered food, raffle items and other fundraisers throughout the event to raise money to help fund cancer research. The event culminated with the “Balloons to Heaven,” which had the names of loved ones claimed by cancer written on them. June 29 A storm with hurricane winds in excess of 80 mph swept through the Tri-county region, leaving behind what could be termed as a “war zone” and leaving 600,000 without power. Delphos had more than half of its AEP customers down and nearly 90 percent of customers in Putnam and Van Wert counties were without power. Aside from power lines, numerous trees were felled and various standing structures such as barns were blown over or severely damaged.
Fire sirens and horns filled the air in Delphos June 15 during the first day of the Northwest Ohio Volunteer Firefighters Assoc. 138th annual Firemen’s Convention. Hundreds of The June 29 storm left Delphos looking like a war zone. Hundreds were without firefighters converged on Delphos for cruising, a parade and the annual business meeting. power.
Gun group offers training for Utah teachers
BY PAUL FOY The Associated Press WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Jessica Fiveash sees nothing wrong with arming teachers. She’s one herself, and learned Thursday how to safely use her 9 mm Ruger with a laser sight. “If we have the ability to stop something, we should do it,” said the elementary school teacher, who along with nearly 200 other teachers in Utah took six hours of free gun training offered by the state’s leading gun lobby. It is among the latest efforts to arm or train teachers to confront assailants after a gunman killed his mother and then went on a rampage through Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., killing 20 children and six adults before killing himself. In Ohio, a firearms group said it was launching a test program in tactical firearms training for 24 teachers. In Arizona, the attorney general is proposing a change to state law that would allow an educator in each school to carry a gun. The moves to train teachers come after the National Rifle Association proposed placing an armed officer at each of the nation’s schools, though some schools already have police officers. Parents and educators have questioned how safe the proposal would keep kids and whether it would be economically feasible. Some educators say it is dangerous to allow guns on campus. Among the potential dangers they point to are teachers being overpowered for their weapons or students getting them and accidentally or purposely shooting classmates. “It’s a terrible idea,” said Carol Lear, a chief lawyer for the Utah Office of Education. “It’s a horrible, terrible, no-good, rotten idea.” Kristen Rand, the legislative director for the Violence Policy Center, a gun control advocacy organization, said to believe that a “teacher would be successful in stopping someone who has made the decision to engage in a shootout is just not rationale.” “No teacher is ever going to be as effective as a trained law enforcement officer,” Rand said. Even trained police officers don’t always hit their targets, and arming teachers could put innocent students at risk of crossfire, she said. Gun-rights advocates say teachers can act more quickly than law enforcement in the critical first few minutes to protect children from the kind of deadly shooting that took place in Connecticut. They emphasized the importance of reacting
appropriately under pressure. “We’re not suggesting that teachers roam the halls” looking for an armed intruder, said Clark Aposhian, chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council, the state’s biggest gun lobby. “They should lock down the classroom. But a gun is one more option if the shooter” breaks into a classroom. The group waived its $50 fee for the training. Instruction featured plastic guns and emphasized that people facing deadly threats should announce or show their gun and take cover before trying to shoot. They cautioned teachers about the liability that comes with packing a gun in public.
Logan and Austin Jones venture out into the winter weather Thursday to throw snowballs at each other and frolic on a snow-plowed mountain of the fluffy stuff.
Answers to Thursday’s questions: One bodyguard was assigned to protect Abraham Lincoln on the night he was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. He was not at his post when John Wilkes Booth attacked. The drapes and altar cloths used in many churches during Lent are purple, which is associated with both mourning and royalty. Today’s questions: What British crooner proposed to his future bride in an igloo inside a snow cave atop a 14,000-foot-high glacier?
What aquatic creature with three tooth-filled jaws has been approved as a live medical device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration? Answers in Saturday’s Herald.
The Outstanding Public Debt as of 8 a.m. today was $16,343,848,132,060. The estimated population of the United States is 314,133,188, so each citizen’s share of this debt is $52,028. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of 4 billion per day