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The Delphos Herald office will close at noon on Monday and reopen for regular hours at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Here are some other important closings and holiday hours: Delphos Public LibraryClosed New Year’s Eve, closed New Year’s Day Speedway (Main)Regular Hours Speedway (5th)Regular Hours Circle K- Regular Hours The Point MarathonRegular hours New Year’s Eve, open at 6 a.m. New Year’s Day Bellmann’s Party ShopOpen until 6 p.m. New Years Eve, closed New Year’s Day Suever’s TownhouseOpen New Year’s Eve until midnight, open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. New Year’s Day. Niedecken’sRegular hours Delphos Discount Drugs- Closed at 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, closed New Year’s Day Chief’s SupermarketOpen until 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, open at 7 a.m. New Year’s Day ACE Hardware- Open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. New Year’s Eve, closed New Year’s Day Tri-County Do-It Center- Open until noon on New Year’s Eve, closed New Year’s Day


Sadler giving up technology coordinator post at library

Local Boys Basketball Scores Ada 44, Kalida 42; Elida 71, Lima Sr. 68; Kenton 62, Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan 55; Lima Temple Christian 51, PandoraGilboa 38; Lincolnview 57, Ft. Jennings 40; Minster 67, Houston 49; New Bremen 64, Lewistown Indian Lake 39; New Knoxville 58, St. Marys Memorial 49; OttawaGlandorf 52, Archbold 41; Ottoville 55, Lima Shawnee 53, OT; Tol. Whitmer 61, Sylvania Northview 47 Bluffton Tournament: Arlington 71, Harrod Allen E. 45; Bluffton 42, Cory-Rawson 35 Chatt Insurance Holiday Tournament: Cin. Finneytown 58, Delphos Jefferson 44 Findlay Tournament: Findlay 74, Tol. Waite 40; Lima Bath 81, Tiffin Columbian 57 HALLiday Shootout: Bryan 54, Coldwater 52 Versailles Invitational: Versailles 70, Anna 54 Girls Ft. Recovery 41, Troy 32 Ayersville Holiday Tournament Championship: Continental 40, Leipsic 36, OT Chatt Insurance Tournament: Delphos Jefferson 48, Sidney Fairlawn 47; Lincolnview 65, Rockford Parkway 33 McDonald’s Tournament: Findlay 50, Rossford 27; Lima Bath 65, Lima Cent. Cath. 27 C l o u d y through midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 15 to 20. Partly cloudy Sunday. Highs in the mid 20s. Lows 15 to 20.


nator, I was what you could call a library assistant. I handled billing, over-dues, and processed the books. I’ve probably done just about everything except the director and assistant director position.” When she moves on to the next phase of her life, Sadler will miss spending time at the library. “I’ll miss the staff the most, Jane Sadler, the Delphos Public Library’s I think. They Technology Coordinator, is retiring. (Delphos become like a second family,” Herald/Stacy Taff) Sadler said. “I’ll By STACY TAFF miss the patrons, too; you get to know a lot of people. I’ll also miss cataloguing DELPHOS — “They always the books; that’s my favorite part tell you that you’ll know when besides the people. It’s a great job; it’s time to retire,” said Delphos I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it here.” Public Library’s Jane Sadler. “I As for her plans for the immejust decided it was time. “ diate future, Sadler says she’s Sadler is retiring after 26 playing it by ear. years with the library, over half “I just plan on relaxing and enjoyof which she has spent as the ing my family, my children and grandTechnology Coordinator. When children,” she added. “I would also she got started in 1986, her job like to do some volunteer work.” Sadler and her husband Paul was a lot simpler. “I knew a lady who worked here have three children: Joel Sadler, and she said they needed some- Lisa Hefner and Paul Sadler; and one. She told me to put my appli- six grandchildren: Nathan, Allison cation in and I did,” Sadler said. and Alex Hefner and Ryan, Aaron “Before I was technology coordi- and Alyssa Sadler.

Mericle to retire after 47 years with library
By STACY TAFF DELPHOS — After 47 years of service to the Delphos Public Library, Director Nancy Mericle is retiring. Since being hired back in the fall of 1965, Mericle has occupied nearly every position at the library. “I started as a page; I was in high school at the time,” she said. “I put books away and then started waiting on people at the counter and then I did just about any job that needed done around here. I’ve done the over-dues; all the processing. For a while, I did end-processing, which is where we put the covers on and the stamps. I really loved doing that. For a very Nancy Mericle stands with flowers that were short time, I was the children’s sent to her from John Carr, the director of librarian and I found out that Brumback Library in Van Wert, to commemorate wasn’t what I wanted. I didn’t her retirement. (Delphos Herald/Stacy Taff) always have a specific title attached to her co-workers and the people but I’ve done just about everything.” she’s met over the decades. Mericle became director 27 years ago “I’ll definitely miss the contact with and has held the post ever since. She the people, the public and staff,” she said. made the decision to retire because it felt “Aside from the people, my favorite part like the right time. is seeing all the new books that come in. “The time was right. My husband Jerry That’s also a bad part because I see a lot retired this summer and we have plans of books I’d like to read and I don’t get to do some more traveling,” she said. “I a chance to. I won’t miss the really busy also wanted to spend more time with my days, like after holidays when we have a daughter, Jennifer, and my four grand- ton of books to check in, or days when the kids. We don’t have anything particular computers go down.” on the board yet. I was hoping to enjoy “I really loved my years working here this snowy winter from home, though.” at the library,” she continued. “I know After nearly 50 years at the library, that Kelly Rist, the new director, will do Mericle has understandably grown a good job.”

A look back at 2012

ing. At that point in time, the shooting was one of the deadliest in recent U.S. history. August Aug. 1 Ottoville prepared to say goodbye to its only grocery, The Village Market, which had been a part of the community since it was founded as a general store in the 1880s by J.J. Miller. The market had been in the Miller family for over a 100 years, all the way to brothers Jay and Mike Miller, who made the decision to close after being hit hard by the economy and the major power outage in June. “We’d been thinking about closing but we made the decision after the storm,” Jay Miller said. “Our family has been backing us with all of this and after the storm, they said ‘there’s the answer’.” Aug. 7 The Delphos Optimist Club awarded Jamey Wisher, Delphos Fire Association President and 10-year veteran of the Delphos Fire Department, with it second Firefighter of the Year award. Captains Lee Ulm and Dennis Hageman, who have both given exemplary years of service, were given honorable mention. Aug. 10 The seventh annu-



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Niedecken’s Carry-out was the first Kiwanis Pizza Taste Off Champion during Fouth of July festivities. Accepting the traveling trophy from Kiwanis member and contest chair Barb Mesker, second from right, are, from left, Niedecken employees Amanda Vasquez, Alicia Odenweller, Ryan Warnecke, Whitney Warnecke and Nikki Betz. Other contestants included Eagles Aerie 471, Hickory Pit Barbecue, Pat’s Donuts and Kreme and Jack’s Pizza. The Topp Chalet, Brentily’s, Joey Fratello’s and Pizza Hut were unable to compete due to the power outage. Each year, The Herald in town to count the fish and July 20 takes a look back at the sto- record the species. Twelve people were killed ries and photos of the year. A week after the worst and at least 50 injured at Here is the third of four 2012 summer storm the region a movie theater in Aurora, wrap-ups. had ever seen, local res- Colorado, during a midnight idents began returning to premiere of “The Dark Knight July daily habits. Safety Service Rises” when a gunman in a July 4 Director Greg Berquist gas mask entered, hurled a See WRAPUP, page 10 Despite high tempera- announced that while there gas canister and began shoottures and a third of Delphos were still some isolated still being without power power outages, most of due to the large storm in the community had been June, Fourth of July festivi- restored. Berquist reported ties were a success. Several that the community spent events were canceled, includ- approximately $20,000 per ing pedal boat races due to a day on diesel fuel and other large tree taking up residence resources to operate generain the Miami-Erie Canal after tors, a necessary measure to the storm. The Kiwanis were prevent raw sewage from thankful for community sup- spewing into homes conport. “All in all, I would say nected to the system. the Fourth of July went even July 10 better than expected with The Allis-Chalmers what everyone was facing Tractor Ride Caravan came and the heat,” Kiwanis mem- through town around noon, ber Jamey Wisher said. making its way down Lincoln July 7 Highway, turning onto State The Ohio Department of Street and then taking Third Natural Resources drained Street to the canal parking the canal to complete three lot. The caravan started in projects, including the repair Grand Rapids, Mich., and of the canal wall at Lock went on to finish up in Plain 23. While the draining of the City. Delphos residents Fred canal was necessary, it result- Calvelage and Dick Heitz The Ohio Department of Natural Resources drained the Miami-Erie Canal south of ed in the death of hundreds of were among the riders. Second Street in July to complete three projects in Delphos along the canal. fish. Wildlife officers were

al Marbletown Festival kicked off with John Diltz being sworn in as Mayor of Marbletown. Diltz defeated Paula Rodriguez for the title. Eight-year-old Anna Spring, daughter of Dennis and Melody Spring, was crowned the fourth “Little Miss Marbletown” and Isabela Basinger, 3, daughter of Jessica Basinger, was named “Mini Miss Marbletown.” Aug. 17 Fort Jennings held a Bicentennial Celebration, marking 200 years since the village played its part in the War of 1812. The celebration lasted until Sunday, Aug. 19. Highlight events included an 1812 Camp and re-enactment, lawn-mower races and Huey 369 Honor Flight. Aug. 25 Neil Armstrong, Wapakoneta native and the first man to walk on the moon, died at the age of 82 from what his family said were complications from a heart bypass earlier this year. He was “a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job,” his family wrote in a statement. Aug. 31 Supper’s On Us celebrated the start of its fifth year of providing free meals for

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Happy new Year and good luck New laws address gays, The Delphos
Well, here it is that time again. The pressure’s on. Time to make a New Year’s resolution. The top 10 most common New Year’s resolutions are: 1. Lose weight 2. Stop smoking 3. Stick to a budget 4. Save or earn more money 5. Find a better job 6. Become more organized 7. Exercise more 8. Be more patient at work/with others 9. Eat better 10. Become a better person This sounds like what we try to do just about every day in our normal lives. So, why is it so hard to keep them? Getting fit and healthy is the most common resolution. Every January, people resolve that this will be the year they get back into shape and sign up at a gym. But a month or two later, that resolve slips away. Statistics indicate that two-thirds of Americans will break their New Year resolutions by Valentine’s Day. The main reason is that many people set goals that don’t work with their lifestyles, are too challenging or not based on something they really enjoy. Who comes home from a hard day’s work and thinks, “Boy, a nice salad would be great!?” I personally am thinking about drowning my troubles in ice cream or munching through the blues on cookies. Comfort foods — the downfall of every one of my diets. Broccoli just doesn’t have the same effect as a nice

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By AnDreW WeLsH-HUGGins the Associated Press Measures on gay rights and child safety are among the top state laws taking effect at the start of 2013, along with attempts to prevent identity theft and perennial efforts to restrict abortion and illegal immigration. In many states, new laws take effect on Jan. 1, while in others they do so 90 days after a governor’s signature. Voter-approved laws allowing same-sex couples to marry take effect in Maryland in January and in Maine today. California also approved a law exempting clergy members opposed to gay marriage from performing same-sex marriage ceremonies. In California, a first-ofits-kind law bans a form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight but is on hold during a court challenge. The law would ban what is known as reparative or conversion therapy for minors; such therapies are widely discredited by medical professionals. A number of laws seek to protect children from bullying and abuse. Pennsylvania school employees in contact with children, who already must report suspected abuse, must now be trained to recognize the warning signs, their legal obligations and what are considered appropriate relationships with children. That law was being debated and voted on in June as a jury was finding former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky guilty of 45 counts for sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. California coaches and administrators in K-12 schools, as well as higher education employees who have regular contact with children, will be required to report suspected child sexual abuse. Oregon will require schools to adopt a policy on teen dating violence, a law that follows state legislation earlier this year requiring school employees to report acts of bullying, harassment and online bullying. In Florida, the Safe Harbor Act includes provisions that require police to turn over to the Department of Children and Families any children who are alleged to be sexually exploited or dependent for assessment and possible shelter. States continue to wrestle with illegal immigration. Pennsylvania will include a requirement that contractors on public works projects make sure through the federal E-Verify system that their employees are legal U.S. residents, while a Montana ballot measure taking effect denies illegal immigrants of state services. Supporters say the Montana law will prevent illegal immigrants from obtaining services and prevent them from taking jobs at a time of high unemployment. Opponents argued there is no proof illegal immigrants are using state services in Montana. Also in Montana, voters overwhelmingly passed a measure requiring parental notification for minors’ abortions, while in Georgia a new law will prohibit doctors from performing an abortion 20 weeks after an egg is fertilized unless a pregnancy is determined to be medically futile, meaning it would result in the birth of a child unlikely to survive because of a serious defect. Georgia became the seventh state in the country to approve the so-called fetal pain act. “Today, we are reaffirming Georgia’s commitment to preserving the sanctity of all human life,” Gov. Nathan Deal said in a statement released shortly after he signed the bill in May. The measure passed over the objection of many female lawmakers, including Sen. Valencia Seay, who said the bill’s passage and signing was “unconscionable, but not surprising” and typi-

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chewy brownie. I don’t get that “aaahhh” feeling from crunching my way through celery, either. I am attempting to cross No. 2 off my list permanently. So far, so good. I’m not putting much out there on that because it is sooooo hard and many don’t make the first, second or even third time. Sticking to a budget and making and/or saving more money seem to go hand-in-hand. The budget looks a lot better when there is more to work with. Who doesn’t want more money? Organization is in the eye of the beholder. My mother used to have a sign on her desk at Marathon that read “Don’t touch my desk, I know where everything is!” Same seems to apply here. Every time I clean off my desk, I can’t find what I want. So, what is my New Year’s resolution? Not to make one. That way, I can’t fail. If I work on a few things on the top 10 list throughout the year, I’ll be much better off than making a single decree and failing, like two-thirds of the rest of America. Happy New Year!

the Associated Press COLUMBUS — After a bleak winter for Ohio ski resorts last year, this week’s heavy snowfall is being celebrated as many slopes open for the first time this season. “Mother Nature finally woke up and came in with a big punch,” Greg Fisher, general manager of Mad River Mountain ski resort, told The Columbus Dispatch for a story Friday. “It’s not very often that Ohio gets nearly a foot of snow all at once.” Mad River Mountain, in western Ohio just outside Bellefontaine, got about 10 inches of snow Wednesday. That was enough to allow the resort to open all but one of its 24 trails the next day. Its 1,000-foot-long snow-tubing hill is opened Friday.

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Last year, the resort had just five trails open after Christmas. On its opening day this year, last Saturday, only a few trails were available. Warm weather and a lack of snowfall combined to keep the three ski resorts in northern Ohio from opening until now. Slopes at Boston Mills resort, midway between Cleveland and Akron, were scheduled to open Friday. Nearby Brandywine is slated to open today, and operators at Alpine Valley in Chesterland, east of Cleveland, also hope to open this weekend. More snow is predicted for much of Ohio today. Vinnie Lewis, general manager of Boston Mills and Brandywine, said more trails will be opened this weekend if temperatures stay low enough

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cal of the male-dominated General Assembly. New Hampshire enacts a ban on a type of late-term abortion procedure sometimes called “partial birth abortion” after lawmakers overrode the veto of Gov. John Lynch, who said the measure was unnecessary because federal law already prohibits such procedures. Supporters of the ban say they don’t trust the government to prosecute the law. In Maryland, parents will be able to freeze their child’s credit at any time if the child becomes a victim of identity theft. “This just freezes the information to ensure that it’s not used for ill purposes,” said Delegate Craig Zucker, a Democrat who sponsored the bill in the Maryland House of Delegates. In Delaware, state officials must request an annual credit report for every child in foster care. Among other new laws: — Alabama begins cracking down on the state’s 900,000 uninsured drivers with a new system that allows instant checks by police, license plate offices and the state Revenue Department. — A pair of laws in Georgia and Pennsylvania address the shortfalls faced by some states from the cost of unemployment benefits by raising employers’ contributions to unemployment compensation trust funds. — In New Mexico, drivers registering their car or truck will be able to donate $1 or $5 to a state fund that supports programs and services to veterans, such as assistance in finding a job or treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. In Utah, U.S. military personnel will be exempted from having to pay a full year’s property taxes after their return from 200 days of active duty in any calendar year. — In Florida, it will no longer be illegal to flash your headlights to warn oncoming drivers that police are lurking on the roadside ahead. The legislation was introduced after drivers were ticketed for warning other motorists that officers may be trying to catch speeders on the highway. — A California law bans the use of dogs when hunting bobcats or bears, while Wisconsin’s expansion of its hunting seasons in state parks to a month in autumn and another in April was a scaled-back version of a proposal that would have allowed hunting across a seven-month period from mid-October to late May. Residents reacted to the longer proposal with thousands of angry letters and emails. Most people who opposed the measure said they would stop bringing their families to state parks if there were a chance of being struck by a stray bullet or of a pet straying into an animal trap. Supporters countered that hunting has long been a Wisconsin tradition and that hunters were well-versed in practicing safe techniques.

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PoHLMAn, Esther K., 87, of Delphos, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist Church in Delphos. Burial will follow in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Ottawa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dickman Kids Relay for Life Team or donor’s choice. BoerGer, Jeanne A., 84, of Lima, 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 Chiles-Laman, 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. WrAsMAn, Mary Caroline Pellegrini, 81, of Lima, Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. today at St. John Catholic Church, Lima, the Rev. Tim Ferris officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery, Lima. Visitation will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, Lima. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church or St. Rita’s Hospice. Condolences may be expressed at


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Thursday: Vegetable soup w/crackers, WG butterpb-bread, cheese stix, apple crisp, milk. Friday: Hamburger on WG bun, french fries, corn, pears, milk. Fort Jennings Local schools High school - additional fruit and vegetable served daily. Chocolate, white or strawberry milk served with all meals. High school - Ala Carte pretzel and cheese every Friday and salad bar every Wednesday. Week of Jan. 2-4 Wednesday: GS - hot dog; HS - bratwurst; sauerkraut, green beans, sherbet. Thursday: Popcorn chicken, corn, dinner roll, fruit. Friday: Pizzaburger, mixed vegetables, cookie, fruit.

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The Associated Press CHARDON — The judge handling an Ohio teenager’s trial stemming from a deadly school shooting has refused to exclude taped comments made by the suspect’s relatives while they were in a police interrogation room. Geauga County Judge David Fuhry rejected the effort by T.J. Lane’s defense to rule out the conversations for his murder trial next month. In a ruling Thursday, Fuhry agreed with prosecutors’ argument that there was no reasonable expectation of privacy while Lane’s parents, grandparents and teenage sister talked among themselves because they were in a police interview room, though not in the presence of officers. The privacy expectation is key in determining whether intercepted communications violate wiretap laws.

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ODNR Division of Wildlife to hold muzzleloader deer season in January
Information submitted COLUMBUS — Ohio’s white-tailed deer muzzleloader hunting season will open statewide Jan. 5-8, 2013, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Ohio hunters have harvested 188,853 deer this season. During the 2012 four-day muzzleloader season, 19,459 deer were harvested. Ohio deer hunters must possess the proper permits. Regardless of zone, method of taking or season, hunters may take only one antlered deer during the 2012-2013 deer hunting season. Legal hunting hours for the muzzleloader season are a half-hour before sunrise to sunset. Deer must be checked in by noon the day after the harvest, except on the last day of muzzleloader season when a deer must be checked in by 11:30 p.m. that day. Ohio’s small game, furbearer and waterfowl seasons are also open during the muzzleloader season. All hunters (except waterfowl hunters) must wear a visible solid hunter orange or camouflage hunter orange coat, jacket, vest or coveralls during the muzzleloader season. Deer-archery season remains open through Feb. 3, 2013. Hunters must still report their deer harvest, but they are no longer required to take their deer to a check station for physical inspection. Hunters have three options to complete the automated game check: Online at By telephone at 877-TAGITOH (824-4864). This option is only available to people required to have a deer permit to hunt deer. At all license agents. A list of these agents can be found at or by calling 800-WILDLIFE (945-3543). Hunters are encouraged to donate any extra venison to organizations assisting Ohioans in need. ODNR Division of Wildlife is collaborating with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry (FHFH) to help pay for the processing of donated venison. Hunters who donate deer are not required to pay the processing cost as long as the deer are taken to a participating processor. To see which counties are involved in this program, go to The white-tailed deer is the most popular game animal in Ohio, frequently pursued by generations of hunters. Ohio ranks eighth nationally in annual hunting-related sales and 10th in the number of jobs associated with huntingrelated industries. Hunting has an $859 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more. More information about Ohio deer hunting can be found in the 2012-2013 Hunting and Trapping Regulations or at wildohio. com. Hunters can also share photos by clicking on the Photo Gallery tab online. ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr. com.

A breakfast was recently held by the 7th and 8th grade classes of the Fort Jennings St. Joseph Catholic Church. Proceeds from the breakfast were split between the NET team and the Fort Jennings Fire Department. A $525.25 check was presented to Firemen Jim Gerdeman and Nathan Meyer by students Vanessa Wallenhorst, Marissa Krietemeyer, Abby Von Sossan, Haley Wittler, Michael Fields and Sam Vetter. Dave Wieging was the winner of the 50/50 raffle.

The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Attorney General Mike DeWine says the number of cold cases listed in an Ohio database of unsolved homicides has more than quadrupled since September. The online database had fewer than 170 cases in September when DeWine asked law enforcement agencies to submit their cold cases. Now the database includes more than 1,000 cases, and expected submissions from Cleveland police and the Montgomery County sheriff in Dayton could double that size. DeWine says tips have come in on some cases, and the hope is that the tips lead to arrests. In all, more than 50 law enforcement agencies submitted at least some of their cold cases for the voluntary database. It includes 423 cases from Cincinnati police and 376 from Dayton police.

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Drilling opponents tie NE Ohio rally to new film

The Associated Press YOUNGSTOWN — Anti-drilling demonstrators in northeast Ohio say a new movie inspired their protest in Youngstown, where deep injection of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing was linked to a series of earthquakes. Demonstrator Jane Spies says about 40 people attended the Friday rally by the Frackfree America National Coalition. It’s drawing attention to an initiative it’s pursuing that would prohibit drilling rigs, wastewater deepinjection wells and other oil and gas infrastructure around homes, schools, cemeteries, parks and national forests. In the trailer for the movie “Promised Land,” starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski, the land man played by Damon says an upcoming community vote will hurt his chances of getting people to sign new oil and gas leases.

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Over the fiscal cliff: Soft or hard landing?
By CONNIE CASS The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Efforts to save the nation from going over a year-end “fiscal cliff” were still in disarray as lawmakers returned to the Capitol to confront the tax-and-spend crisis. A tone-setting quotation was Democratic Sen. Harry Reid’s assertion that the House under Republican Speaker John Boehner had been “operating with a dictatorship.” President Barack Obama flew back to Washington from Hawaii after telephoning congressional leaders from his Christmas vacation perch. Once back, he set up a meeting with leaders of both parties at the White House late Friday to make a fresh attempt to find a solution before Monday night’s deadline. A look at why it’s so hard for Republicans and Democrats to compromise on urgent matters of taxes and spending, and what happens if they fail to meet their deadline: ——— New Year’s headache Partly by fate, partly by design, some scary fiscal forces come together at the start of 2013 unless Congress and Obama act to stop them. They include: — Some $536 billion in tax increases, touching nearly all Americans, because various federal tax cuts and breaks expire at year’s end. — About $110 billion in spending cuts divided equally between the military and most other federal departments. That’s about 8 percent of their annual budgets, 9 percent for the Pentagon. Hitting the national economy with that double whammy of tax increases and spending cuts is what’s called going over the “fiscal cliff.” If allowed to unfold over 2013, it would lead to recession, a big jump in unemployment and financial market turmoil, economists predict. ——— What if they miss the deadline? If New Year’s Day arrives without a deal, the nation shouldn’t plunge onto the shoals of recession immediately. There still might be time to engineer a soft landing. So long as lawmakers and the president appear to be working toward agreement, the tax hikes and spending cuts could mostly be held at bay for a few weeks. Then they could be repealed retroactively once a deal was reached. The big wild card is the stock market and the nation’s financial confidence: Would traders start to panic if Washington appeared unable to reach accord? Would worried consumers and businesses sharply reduce their spending? In what could be a preview, stock prices around the world dropped Friday after House Republican leaders’ plan for addressing the fiscal cliff collapsed. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has warned lawmakers that the economy is already suffering from the uncertainty and they shouldn’t risk making it worse by blowing past their deadline. ——— What if they never agree? If negotiations between Obama and Congress collapse completely, 2013 looks like a rocky year. Taxes would jump $2,400 on average for families with incomes of $50,000 to $75,000, according to a study by the non-partisan Tax Policy Center. Because consumers would get less of their paychecks to spend, businesses and jobs would suffer. At the same time, Americans would feel cuts in government services; some federal workers would be furloughed or laid off, and companies would lose government business. The nation would lose up to 3.4 million jobs, the Congressional Budget Office predicts. “The consequences of that would be felt by everybody,” Bernanke says. ——— The taxes Much of the disagreement surrounds the George W. Bush-era income tax cuts, and whether those rates should be allowed to rise for the nation’s wealthiest taxpayers. Both political parties say they want to protect the middle class from tax increases. Several tax breaks begun in 2009 to stimulate the economy by aiding low- and middle-income families are also set to expire Jan. 1. The alternative minimum tax would expand to catch 28 million more taxpayers, with an average increase of $3,700 a year. Taxes on investments would rise, too. More deaths would be covered by the federal estate tax, and the rate climbs from 35 percent to 55 percent. Some corporate tax breaks would end. The temporary Social Security payroll tax cut also is due to expire. That tax break for most Americans seems likely to end even if a fiscal cliff deal is reached, now that Obama has backed down from his call to prolong it as an economic stimulus. ——— The spending If the nation goes over the fiscal cliff, budget cuts of 8 percent or 9 percent would hit most of the federal government, touching all sorts of things from agriculture to law enforcement and the military to weather forecasting. A few areas, such as Social Security benefits, Veterans Affairs and some programs for the poor, are exempt. ——— THERE’S MORE AT STAKE All sorts of stuff could get wrapped up in the fiscal cliff deal-making. A sampling: — Some 2 million jobless Americans may lose their federal unemployment aid. Obama wants to continue the benefits extension as part of the deal; Republicans say it’s too costly. — Social Security recipients might see their checks grow more slowly. As part of a possible deal, Obama and Republican leaders want to change the way cost-ofliving adjustments are calculated, which would mean smaller checks over the years for retirees who get Social Security, veterans’ benefits or government pensions. — The price of milk could double. If Congress doesn’t provide a fix for expiring dairy price supports before Jan. 1, milk-drinking families could feel the pinch. One scenario is to attach a farm bill extension to the fiscal cliff legislation — if a compromise is reached in time. — Millions of taxpayers who want to file their 2012 returns before mid-March will be held up while they wait to see if Congress comes through with a deal to stop the alternative minimum tax from hitting more people. ——— Call the whole thing off? In theory, Congress and Obama could just say no to the fiscal cliff, by extending all the tax cuts and overturning the automatic spending reductions in current law. But both Republicans and Democrats agree it’s time to take steps to put the nation on a path away from a future of crippling debt. Indeed, the automatic spending cuts set for January were created as a last-ditch effort to force Congress to deal with the debt problem. If Washington bypassed the fiscal cliff, the next crisis would be just around the corner, in late February or early March, when the government reaches a $16.4 trillion ceiling on the amount of money it can borrow. Boehner says Republicans won’t go along with raising the limit on government borrowing unless the increase is matched by spending cuts to help attack the long-term debt problem. Failing to raise the debt ceiling could lead to a first-ever U.S. default that would roil the financial markets and shake worldwide confidence in the United States. To avoid that scenario, Obama and Boehner are trying to wrap a debt limit agreement into the fiscal cliff negotiations. ——— So What’s The Holdup? They’re at loggerheads over some big questions. Obama says any deal must include higher taxes for the wealthiest Americans. Many House Republicans oppose

“Ours is the age of substitutes: Instead of language we have jargon; instead of principles, slogans; and instead of genuine ideas, bright suggestions.” — Eric Bentley, British-born American author and educator

One Year Ago • The Delphos Stadium Club plans to end 2011 by beginning the final phase of the football stadium project. Club members and volunteers will tear down the fence at the east end of the football field beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday. This preliminary step will make way for footers to be poured and rock columns to be constructed in preparation for installation of wrought iron fencing in the spring. 25 Years Ago — 1987 • Van Wert attorney Charles F. Kennedy III has filed as a Republican candidate for Van Wert County prosecuting attorney. Kennedy is a native of Van Wert, graduating from Van Wert High School in 1966. He is the son of the late Edward Kennedy and the late LuVerne Jones Kennedy. He has practiced law in Van Wert since 1979. • St. John’s wrestlers opened their dual meet competition with a 53-21 victory over Paulding. Recording pins for St. John’s were Chuck Klima, John Zalar, Jeremy Wannemacher, Nathan Wannemacher, Dan Vonderwell and Randy Holdgreve. One highlight of the match was at 112 pounds where St. John’s Shawn Kimmet soundly defeated Brian Godoy 13-0. • If Jefferson’s Head Coach Frank Minnig could motivate his team for every quarter of a basketball game like he did during the third quarter of the consolation game of the WDOH Holiday Tournament, he’d have a super fine basketball team on his hands. Jefferson stormed out of the gate in the third period by scoring 15 of the first 19 points which saw them take the lead. The Wildcats went on to post a 72-61 win. 50 Years Ago — 1962 • Delphos St. John’s Blue Jays had a double-barreled shot at school fame and prestige Friday night as they squared off against Kalida High in the finals of the holiday tournament. One shot was for the tourney’s championship and the second was for a win of the school’s 1000th cage event. And they scored a bulls-eye. For the record, it was St. John’s 71, over Kalida, 59. The win earned the Blue Jays the title of tournament champs and its 648th victory in the school’s 1000 games. • The Junior Court Catholic Daughters of America held its annual Christmas party in the Little Theater of St. John’s School Dec. 27 with games being played and prizes awarded. Prizes were also awarded to the winners of one of court’s Christmas projects, the second holiday project being singing Christmas carols and delivering baskets to shut-ins. • Barbara Patthoff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Patthoff of Delphos, was selected as “Snow Queen” at the annual Christmas dance held by the St. Rita’s Hospital School of Nursing Friday night. The affair was held at the Clemans Building. Barbara, a senior in the nursing school, was one of three candidates for the title. She was chosen by the student body and crowned Friday night by Dr. Tom Edwards. 75 Years Ago — 1937 • A former Delphos man is being recognized throughout the United States as an authority on Great Dane dogs. He is Dr. Ralph G. Gladen of New Lisbon, New Jersey. In the annual Christmas dog directory of “Dog World”, national dog magazine, an account of Dr. Gladen is carried on the page given over to interesting personalities in the Dog World. Dr. Gladen was born in Delphos of German-Swiss-French discent. He owns two champion Great Danes. • A regular meeting of the Delphos Kiwanis Club was held Tuesday evening at the Beckman Hotel. President-elect A. J. Laudick announced his appointments for heads of the various committees for next year. Appointed were: Agriculture – E. O. Steinle; Public Affairs – William B. Gladen; Membership – Ed. Falke; Kiwanis Education – Ray Redd; Program – Otto J. Birkmeier; Underprivileged Child – Dr. J. Shapiro and Finance – Otto Weger. • The city will discard a custom of long standing on Jan. 1, 1938, when members of the “official family” will not meet at the city building to be sworn into office. City Solicitor Marsh stated that this practice was not necessary and officials-elect could be sworn in at any time by a duly constituted authority before the first of the year.

HASHTAG, America — It is comforting to think of death as a passing rather than an end. In that vein, I prefer to think of Steve Jobs’ final words as editorial commentary: “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.” If the Afterlife were unpleasant, wouldn’t he have said something more profane? Similarly, I have forced myself to think of the last print edition of Newsweek magazine as a transition rather than yet more evidence of The Death of Print. The last hard copy, which left the presses a few days ago, is merely the magazine’s passing from this life to the next. Dust to dust; paper to digital? It isn’t quite as poetic as our earth-to-heaven transmogrification, but it will have to do. What’s the alternative? We printosaurs can mourn the loss of our medium, or

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raising anyone’s tax rates. Boehner tried to get the House to vote for higher taxes only on incomes above $1 million but dropped the effort when it became clear he didn’t have the votes. Republicans also insist on deeper spending cuts than Democrats want to make. And they want to bring the nation’s long-term debt under control by significantly curtailing the growth of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security — changes that many Democrats oppose. Obama, meanwhile, wants more temporary economic “stimulus” spending to help speed up a sluggish recovery. Republicans say the nation can’t afford it. ——— It’s Not Just Washington Seems like they could just make nice, shake hands and split their differences, right? But there’s a reason neither side wants to give ground. The two parties represent a divided and inconsistent America. True, Obama just won re-election. But voters also chose a Republican majority in the House. Republican and Democrats alike say they are doing what the voters back home want. Neither side has a clear advantage in public opinion. In an Associated Press-GfK poll, 43 percent said they trust the Democrats more to manage the federal budget deficit and 40 percent preferred the Republicans. There’s a similar split on who’s more trusted with taxes. About half of Americans support higher taxes for the wealthy, the poll says, and about 10 percent want tax increases all around. Still, almost half say cutting government services, not raising taxes, should be the main focus of lawmakers as they try to balance the budget. When asked about specific budget cuts being discussed in Washington, few Americans express support for them. ——— The Countdown Time for deal-making is short, thanks to the holiday and congressional calendars. Some key dates for averting the fiscal cliff: — Lawmakers didn’t begin returning to the Capitol until Thursday, leaving less than a week to vote on a compromise before year’s end. — Obama returned Thursday from his Christmas vacation in Hawaii. The president asked congressional leaders to the White House Friday to try to resolve the fiscal cliff. — If lawmakers reach Dec. 31 without a deal, some economists worry that the financial markets might swoon. — The current Congress is in session only through noon Eastern time on Jan. 3. After that, a newly elected Congress with 13 new senators and 82 new House members would inherit the problem.

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we can frolic in fresh clover. Or so “they” — the bloggerTwitter hordes — keep telling us. Still. Frolic as we may, the celebrate-new-media prescription falls short of palliative. This is because, notwithstanding the obvious benefits of new vehicles for old passengers, there is something uniquely sublime about print that has nothing to do with content. Hard copy is a fullon sensory experience. Yes, the words are the same, whether perceived on paper or on a small, illuminated screen. But the experience is not. One can read “One Hundred Years

hear, feel and smell the story in the same way. I’m unlikely to race to the sofa, there to nuzzle an electronic gizmo, with the same anticipation as with a book. Or to the hammock with the same relish I would with a new magazine. Somehow, napping with a gadget blinking notice of its dwindling power doesn’t hold the same appeal as falling asleep in the hammock with your paperback opened to where you dozed off. This is not mysterious. Paper, because it is real, provides an organic connection to our natural world: The tree from whence the paper came; the sun, water and soil that nourished the tree. By contrast, a digital device is alien, man-made, hard and cold to human flesh. Future generations may never know the satisfaction of print, nor, likely, miss it

-- a recognition that is both sad and startling. One of my earliest and fondest memories is of reading with my father, who taught me not only to love words but also to appreciate the smell of a book. Even today, I judge a book by its smell and am always surprised when others don’t employ this obvious method of criticism. Smell is fundamental to our being from our first moments. Babies use smell to recognize and bond with their mother; memories can be jarred by smell; and cognitive functioning has been tied to olfactory stimulation. With near certainty, I can predict that no future adult will fondly recall the scent of a favorite, childhood laptop. Smell is also connected to what we now call Old Journalism. Ask anyone with decades’ experience in a print newsroom and they’ll likely

confess a love affair with the newsroom itself — a sensory universe that once included the smells of coffee, cigarettes, ink and paper, including carbon paper. It was, above all, a people place that over time has become something else — more efficient, perhaps, but less human. Tension between man and machine is an old science-fiction plot that just happens no longer to be fictional. The more digitally entrenched we become, the less human our interactions. Social media replace human gatherings; online porn becomes a substitute for relationships; email is less trouble than dialing a number and making small talk. Everything at the click of a button has made it less likely we’ll take the trouble to exchange pleasantries with a fellow human. I am hardly immune to some of these digital con-

veniences. I order out, shop online, have groceries delivered, and resent the phone. I read newspapers and magazines online because it’s easier, cleaner and I can stay in bed. Still. There’s no substitute for opening one’s front door the morning after a blizzard and finding a rolled newspaper wrapped in plastic, reassuring us once more that no matter what nature doles out, human beings will deliver the paper. Of course, this same newspaper was the product of digital processes for which we are ever grateful. Likewise, we’ll cheer the next technological advances as we mourn the passing of old ways. Even true believers grieve the death of loved ones, no matter how “wow” their parting. Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@

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TODAY 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. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY New Year’s Eve TUESDAY HAPPY NEW YEAR! WEDNESDAY 9 a.m. - noon — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St., Kalida. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. Noon — Rotary Club meets at The Grind. 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Kiwanis Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. Delphos Civil Service Commission meets at Municipal Building. 7:30 p.m. — Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street. 9 p.m. — Fort Jennings Lions Club meets at the Outpost Restaurant. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Ladies Club, Trinity United Methodist Church. 7 p.m. — Delphos Emergency Medical Service meeting, EMS building, Second Street. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Chapter 23, Order of Eastern Star, meets at the Masonic Temple, North Main Street. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club meets at the A&W Drive-In, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at 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 is open for shopping. 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. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Delphos City Council meets at the Delphos Municipal Building, 608 N. Canal St.


Koester’s kindergarten class at Ottoville Elementary School

Students in Jodi Koester’s kindergarten class at Ottoville Elementary include, front from left, Elyse Walston, Erica Thorbahn, Mila Kemper, Jayden Saxton, Dylan Tumlinson, Wyatt German, Justice Manley and Jocelyn Langhals; middle, Andreya Swint, Parker Worline, Makayla Unterbrink, Cameron Niemeyer, Kinsey Kemper, Alex Leis, Carlie Knotts and Blake Kortokrax; and back, Mrs. Koester, Jackson Ricker, Mackenzie Pohlman, Noah Landin, Paige Turnwald, Collin Schnipke, Chloe Wannemaker and aide Renee Burgei. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)

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2013 dog licenses are on sale in Van Wert County at the Auditor’s Office Room 203 in the Van Wert County Courthouse and at the following locations: Hall Lumber Company, 122 S. Main St., Convoy; J & J Butler Sales, 200 Walcott St., Willshire; The Ramblers Roost Truck Stop, Lincoln Highway; Animal Clinic - Dr. Wilkins, Lincoln Highway, Van Wert; V.W. Veterinary Clinic - Dr. Trapp, Van Wert-Decatur Road, Van Wert; Ohio City Express, 511 . Carmean St., Ohio City; Brenda’s Cuddles & Cuts, 1333 North Main St., Delphos; Emme Lu’s Pet Wellness Center, LLC, 706 W. Ervin Road, Suite C, Van Wert; Dog House Grooming & Supplies, 117 N. Washington St., Van Wert. A self-addressed stamped envelope along with the proper fee must accompany the return of the application by mail. If purchasing a tag at one of the above locations please take

your application with you if you received one by mail. The license cost is $16 per tag. A penalty of $16 per tag must be paid in addition to license cost and fee for licenses purchased for dogs three months of age or older after January 31, 2012. Kennel licenses are $80 for five tags. Extra tags are $1.00 each. Penalty for Kennel License is $80 if purchased after January 21, 2013. All dogs three months old or older require a license.

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Benny is a large grey tabby who is the perfect home accessory. He loves to sit in a window, watch a little birdy TV and then take a nap — or 10. He is one handsome guy and he knows it. Did you know if you are over the age of 60 Benny’s adoption is free? He’s truly priceless anyway.

The following animals are available through the Van Wert Animal Protective League: Cats F, 4 years, shots, dew clawed, fixed, gray tiger, name Rosey Kittens M, F, 7 months, tiger-gray and black F, 12 weeks, gray tiger, long haired F, 12 weeks, tabby, gray and white M, 12 weeks, wormed, black with white feet and belly M, F, 6 weeks, orange, calico M, F, 6 months, angora, gray striped M. F, 9 weeks, tiger Dogs Pit Bull, F, 5 years, fawn, name Cocoa. Jack Russell/Papillon, F, 8 years, sprayed, black and white, name Sally. Jack Russell, F, 1 year, tan and black, name Eva Jack Russell, F, 4 years, black and tan, docked tail, name Lily Puppies Mix, M, F, 6 weeks, brown and white, cream and white, medium size German Shepherd, M, 7 weeks, brown and black

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Lady ’Cats, Lancers advance to Chatt finals; Wildcat boys fall
By JIM METCALFE jmetcalfe@ ROCKFORD — One Jefferson basketball team had to claw and scratch its way to a 48-47 win over Sidney Fairlawn Friday night at the Chatt Insurance Holiday Tournament. The other had a long road to hoe to deal with an athletic Cincinnati Finneytown before faltering on the boys side 58-44. The Lincolnviewq girls had an easy tine if it in destroying the host Lady Panthers 65-33. After all was done, Jefferson and Lincolnview set up a finals matchup at 6:20 p.m. tonight and the Jefferson boys will take on Parkway in the consolation bracket at 4:40 p.m. In a girls barnburner, the Lady Wildcats (4-6) had to survive both cold shooting from the field (16-of-63 for the night, 2-of-12 long range, for 25.4%) and the foul line (14-of-32 for 43.8%) to grab the win. “We had a hard time hitting baskets. At first, we were a little too quick with some shots,” Jefferson mentor Dave Hoffman said. “As the game wore on, we slowed ourselves down some and took better shots by moving the ball around to open spots against the zone but we still struggled to hit anything consistent. Our free-throw shooting didn’t help; we could have gotten back quicker or built bigger leads through the game if not for missing free throws.” Jefferson needed to overcome a height disadvantage as well versus the Lady Jets, with three girls 5-10 or bigger, and thus a rebounding mismatch of 47-30. It came down to the fourth period, where the Lady Wildcats had a 36-29 deficit to crawl out from to begin the last eight minutes. That they did with their half-court 1-2-2 trap that continuously forced the Jets to one side or the other and into double teams and thus turnovers (13 for the quarter, 33 for the game versus 10 for the Red and White). Still, it remained difficult to cut into the deficit with the chilly shooting from both the field and the free-throw line but finally they did. It came down to a final turnover by the Wildcats to give the Jets a chance down a point with 6.9 ticks on the clock. Olivia Cummins (13 markers, 13 boards, 4 blocks) was harrassed into a poor shot and before anyone could get possession of the ball for another shot, time ran out. “We didn’t match up well with them size-wise but we were quicker. Us going to the half-court trap was the difference,” Hoffman continued. “We anticipated well and really forced them to go quicker than they wanted; we got some turnovers that led to easy baskets and made thigns easier for us offensively. We


Jefferson junior Austin Jettinghoff handles the ball against Finneytown’s Bally Butler Friday night at Rockford. (Delphos Herald/Brian Bassett) still missed a lot of easy shots and free trows but the girls could easily have quit at any time as bad as things were going. They stuck with it mentally.” Fairlawn shot much better from the floor — 18-of45 (44.4%) — and 7-of-14 from the line (50%). Haley Slonkosky led the Jets with 16 markers and added 10 boards and Megan Dudgeon also had 10 boards. The Red and White placed three in double digits: junior Gabby Pimpas with 14, junior Hannah Sensibaugh 13 and classmate Rileigh Stockwell 10. The Wildcats struggled against the sagging 1-3-1 matchup zone employed by the Jets in the opening period, shooting a lot of jumpers over the top and not getting a lot of baskets. Their own mix of man-to-man, 1-3-1 zone and 2-3 zone didn’t really allow the bigger girls of the Jets to dominate on the block, though they did have troubles on the glass. Jefferson (4-6) garnered an 11-5 lead after one but the Jets outscored them 16-9 the second period to take a 21-20 edge. The second half, Jefferson began to put Stockwell at the free-throw line, which enabled her or anyone else Hoffman put there to get to the basket and draw fouls, getting Fairlawn into deep foul trouble as the game wore on. Still, the Jets managed to keep the lead and took that 7-point edge into the finale. “That was the second key for us the second half; getting the ball to some quicker girls at the high post and letting them penetrate to the basket. We were either getting baskets or free throws,” Hoffman added. “We survived a game like this. Again, we stayed with it when things were going badly and fought our way out of the hole.” The Lady Lancers (7-2) had a much easier time of it in the opener, taking advantage of great ball movement that led to 50.9-percent shooting (28-of-55, including 4-of-6 3-balls) and a defense that forced 26 Lady Panther turnovers. “These girls are so unselfish; they don’t care who gets the points. We make a living on forcing turnovers; that is when we play our best,” Lincolnview coach Dan Williamson noted. “It gets us into an aggressive mentality, which is how we have to play to be effective, and it creates easier shots for us.” For Parkway head coach Lynn Hughes, turnovers were the story. “That is a lot of possession that get you nowhere; that’s that many less shots we get,” she explained. “We have to learn to take care of the basketball because a lot of those turnovers led to transition looks. Not only does it help them beat us down the floor offensively but we struggled to get back on defense anyway.” Katie Dye led the Lincolnview effort with 16 markers and eight assists, adding four boards and four steals, while Claire Dye added 12 markers (6 boards, 4 thefts) and Kaitlyn Brant (7 boards, 3 blocks, 4 steals) and Hannah McCleery 10 counters each. Sierra Fent was high scorer for the Panthers (2-7) with 10 markers (7 caroms, 4 blocks, 3 steals) and Cami Hellwarth and Terra Walls (6 boards) added eight each. Both teams wanted to push the tempo and they combined for 12-of-29 shooting the first period. Katie Dye dropped in 10 and Brant six in the period as the Lancers led 20-12 after one after Fent hit a short shot at 1:10. Fent scored six for the host team and Hellwarth four. Lincolnview kept up its scoring pace and the Panthers could not keep up, especially with the Lancers forcing 12 errors. That led to a lot of transition attempts and a 38-20 edge when Julia Thatcher (5 steals) hit a basket with 11 ticks left. Lincolnview’s quickness and excellent balance offensively, as well as their defense and rebounding against the bigger Panthers, continued to take command in the third stanza. When Hannah McCleery laid one in with 6.1 ticks on the board,

Lancers outgun Fort Jennings 57-40 By JIM COX DHI Correspondent FORT JENNINGS Lincolnview’s 13-0 run in the first quarter turned a 5-2 deficit into a 15-5 lead and the Lancers never gave it up during a 57-40 trouncing of Fort Jennings Friday night. Lincolnview is now 3-5, while the Musketeers fall to 1-8. Junior point guard Kyle Willams was the igniter for the visitors. He started the game with a nifty baseline drive and layup. After Jennings got two free throws from Connor Wallenhorst and a corner 3-pointer by Kurt Warnecke to lead 5-2, the Lancers took charge. Justis Dowdy picked off a Musketeer pass and went the distance -- 5-4, Fort Jennings. After two missed Musketeer free throws, Williams swished a three from the left corner, Dowdy canned a nice up-and-under layup, Williams drained a long one from the right wing, and Kade Carey landed a trey from the left corner -15-5, Lincolnview, with 1:35 left in the first quarter. The Muskies then got a layup from Josh Wittler (assist Warnecke) and two freebies by Warnecke, but Carey scored at the buzzer on an alley-oop from Williams to make it 17-9 after one. Williams started the second period with his own personal 7-2

run -- elbow jumper, trifecta from straight out, 17-footer from the top of the key -- and the lead was 24-11 with 6:18 on the clock. A twisty layup by Dowdy pushed the lead to 26-11. That’s when Jennings made its last serious threat via a 9-1 run (putback of his own miss by Brandon Kohli, layup by Austin Kehres, Josh Wittler three from out front, 12-foot banker by Warnecke) -- 27-20, Lancers, at 2:58. Enter Eli Farmer off the Lancer bench to nail a three from the left wing, a putback and a buzzer-beating long ball from the left side to put the visitors in command 37-23 at the break. Williams had piled up 17 points in the first 16 minutes. Both teams had shot well but Lincolnview had launched twice as many field goal attempts (32, hitting 15) as had Fort Jennings (16, making 7). That was due primarily to a huge turnover disparity -- 13 for the Musketeers, only two for the Lancers. Fort Jennings solved its turnover problem in the third quarter, committing only one, but went cold from the field (4-for-14), allowing the home team to gain only one point -- 47-34 after three periods. If there was still any doubt, the Lancers erased that quickly in the final quarter by starting with a 7-0 run (Dowdy freebie, Nick Leeth layup, two Williams free throws, interception and breakaway by Carey) to lead 54-34.

Lincolnview had a lot more field goal attempts and was much more accurate -- 23-of-53 (44%) to 14-of38 (37%). The Lancers had only seven turnovers; four of those came in the third quarter. The Musketeers had only four miscues in the second half, giving them 17 for the game. Neither team gave any free-throw lessons, Lincolnview hitting 5-of10 (50%), Fort Jennings 8-of-15 (53%). The Lancers won the boards 32-26. “We wanted to pressure the basketball and get the tempo up a little bit -- I thought we did that,” said Lincolnview coach Brett Hammons. “I think the game played more to our pace. We got some easy shots in transition, which is the way we score best. I enjoyed the way our kids played. We got after it at both ends and we had some guys step up tonight. We haven’t been shooting it very well all season. I think we shot 44 percent tonight, which is the best we’ve shot all year.” Williams had almost no looks at the basket in the second half but still finished with 21 points. He got solid support from Dowdy, Carey and Farmer with 9, 9 and 8. Warnecke played his usual solid all-around game and led Musketeer scoring with 14. Kohli and Wallenhorst added 10 and 8. Each team was without a starter. Musketeer Chad Recker is out with a knee injury. Lancer Mark Evans is


they ran their lead to 53-28. All that was left was the shouting in the fourth period as both teams emptied their benches as much as they could and Lincolnview held the biggest lead of 32 twice. “We had been off eight days and I was concerned we’d have some rust. After the first couple of minutes, that went away; we got it back quickly from how we were playing before Christmas,” Williamson added. “Katie Dye really sets the table for us in so many ways; she is our instigator. She gets us into transition, she plays great defense with her quickness and distributes the ball. Kaitlyn did a great job defending their bigger people inside; that was our second concern with their size. I felt we defended and rebounded well.” In toto, Lincolnview added 6-of-13 singles (46.2%); 31 rebounds (13 offensive); 17 errors; and nine fouls. “This has been a common theme this year; we showed glimpses but not for a long time,” Hughes added. “We can’t sustain anything for long. We have a couple of good possessions but then have a number of possessions that get us nothing. Jefferson junior Brooke Hesseling goes over the top of We’re trying to work hard a Fairlawn player during the Chatt Insurance Holiday on everything but it’s a slow Girls Tournament Friday at Parkway. (Delphos Herald/ process.” Pat Agler) In sum, Parkway finished the third canto: the Red and GIRLS VARSITY BOXES 13-of-49 shooting (0-of- White simply not being able JEFFERSON 48, SIDNEY 4 triples) for 26.5 percent; to dent its deficit. This time, FAIRLAWN 47 SIDNEY FAIRLAWN (47) 7-of-10 freebies (70%); 33 it was Steimle who netted Haley Slonkosky 2-2-6-16, Kelsey caroms (15 offensive); and eight points to lead the way. Oates 1-1-0-5, Abbie Rice 3-0-1-7, Dana 13 fouls. They led by 15 four times Staley 0-0-0-0, Allison Watkins 2-0They play Fairlawn 3 before Delphos closed with- 0-4, Cheyenne Driskell 0-0-0, Megan p.m. today. in 42-30 on a free throw by Dudgeon 1-0-0-2, Olivia Cummins 5-1-0In the boys side, Jefferson freshman Trey Smith with 13. Totals 14-4-7/13-47. JEFFERSON (48) head man Marc Smith knew 29.9 ticks showing. Brooke Culp 0-0-0-0, Katie Goergens what his team was getting Cincinnati maintained a 1-0-0-2, Rileigh Stockwell 4-0-2-10, into. double-digit lead throughout Hannah Sensibaugh 3-1-4-13, Gabrielle “We wanted to play these the fourth period, leading by Pimpas 3-0-8-14, Shelby Koenig 0-0guys. We knew from scout- as much as 18. 0-0, Makayla Binkley 3-1-0-9, Brooke ing them that they were very “I can’t fault our effort; Hesseling 0-0-0-0, Jasmine McDougall quick and athletic and that our guys are diving on the 0-0-0-0. Totals 14-2-14/32-48. Score By Quarters: they were,” Smith noted. floor for loose balls and bat5 11 – 47 “We didn’t match up with tling for rebounds,” Smith Fairlawn 11 16 15 Jefferson 9 9 19 – 48 them, so we played our said. “However, I challenged ----1-2-2 one most of the way them to play with passion — LINCOLNVIEW 65, PARKWAY 33 LINCOLNVIEW (65) to try and neutralize some or at least fake it. For examKaylee Thatcher 3-0-1-7, Claire Clay of that.” ple, we constantly stress That zone helped Jefferson communicating on the floor 0-0-0-0, Claire Dye 3-2-0-12, Katie Dye Hannah (1-6) force more outside and the gym was awfully 5-1-3-16, Julia Thatcher 4-0-0-8, Stemen McClerry 5-0-0-10, Christina shots and it did seem to work quiet tonight. We knew who 1-0-0-2, Kaitlyn Brant 4-0-2-10, Devann — for a while. Still, there their shooters were but we Springer 0-0-0-0, Ashley Teman 0-0-0-0. was too much Bally Butler didn’t hear that from our Totals 25-3-6/13-65. PARKWAY (33) (19 counters), Brad Steimle guys. That’s part of maturAlicia Samaniego 0-0-0-0, Cami (12) and Bradley Nelms (11; ing as a team, making that Hellwarth 4-0-0-8, Kayla Walls 0-0-0-0, 11 boards, 4 assists). Those effort. I don’t remember us Lydia Heidel 1-0-0-2, Kaylie Jutte 0-0-0-0, three combined for 13 of the as a coaching staff raising Raegen Bransteter 1-0-0-2, Kylie Snyder 16 Cincinnati points in the our voices tonight; it was 1-0-1-3, Terra Walls 3-0-2-8, Sierra Fent opener as they led 16-9 on a more talking about philoso- 3-0-4-10, Kati Schramm 0-0-0-0. Totals 3-ball by Rodrigo Williams phy. We talked about being 13-0-7/10-33. Score by Quarters: with 7.1 ticks on the clock. aggressive and attacking the Lincolnview 20 18 15 12 - 65 Jefferson’s Zach Ricker basket; Zach got it, especial- Parkway 12 8 8 5 - 33 dropped in seven of his ly after we put the challenge ---team-high 14 for the Red to him, as did Ross and Trey BOYS VARSITY BOX CINCINNATI FINNEYTOWN (58) and White in the canto. in the fourth period.” Emmanuel Martin 0-1-0-3, Bally The Wildcats tried to stay Finneytown ended up in the game by getting to the shooting 23-of-49 (7-of-21 Butler 5-2-3-19, Brad Steimle 6-0-0-12, basket as the game wore on, trios) for 46.9 percent; with Bryce Butler 0-0-0-0, Rodrigo Williams 0-1-0-3, Derrick Hudson 1-2-0-8, Bradley hitting 13-of-22 free throws 24 boards (7 offensive); 13 Nelms 3-1-2-11, Justin Anderson 0-0-0-0, (59.1%) versus 5-of-6 for errors; and 19 fouls. They Matt Hartman 1-0-0-2. Totals 16-7-5/6Finneytown (83.3%). Still, battle the Fairlawn boys for 58. JEFFERSON (44) they kept falling farther the title at 8 p.m. today. Austin Jettinghoff 2-0-3-7, Zach behind as the Finneytown Jefferson totaled 15-of-34 5-0-4-14, quickness took its toll, lead- shooting (1-of-6 3s) for 44.1 Ricker ThompsonJordon Williams 0-0-0-0, Ross 4-0-3-11, Trey Smith ing to a 10-point lead late percent; 27 caroms (7 offen- 2-1-3-10, Seth Wollenhaupt 0-0-0-0, in the second before junior sive) as sophomore Nick Tyler Mox 0-0-0-0, Nick Fitch 1-0-0-2. Ross Thompson (11 mark- Fitch added six; 20 errors; Totals 14-1-13/22-44. Score by Quarters: ers, 10 boards) put one back and eight fouls. They tangle Finneytown 16 11 15 16 - 58 with 52 ticks on the board. with Parkway 4:40 p.m. Jefferson 9 10 11 14 - 44 That trend continued in

recovering from a concussion. The Lancer junior varsity scored the last five points in regulation and all eight points in overtime to pull out a 35-27 win. Lincolnview is now 6-2. Fort Jennings is 0-9. Lincolnview (57) Leeth 2 1-3 5, Carey 4 0-0 9, Williams 8 2-2 21, Dowdy 4 1-2 9, McCleery 1 0-0 2, Katalenas 0 1-2 1, Farmer 3 0-0 8, Ludwig 1 0-1 2, Miller 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 5-10 57. Fort Jennings (40) Von Sossan 0 0-0 0, Wallenhorst 3 2-2 8, Wittler 1 0-2 3, Warnecke 4 4-4 14, Kohli 4 2-6 10, Kehres 2 0-1 5, Eldridge 0 0-0 0, German 0 0-0 0, Stechschulte 0 0-0 0, Sickles 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 8-15 40. Score by quarters: Lincolnview 17 20 10 10 - 57 Fort Jennings 9 14 11 6 - 40 Three-point field goals: Lincolnview 6 (Williams 3, Farmer 2, Carey), Fort Jennings 4 (Warnecke 2, Wittler, Kehres). ---Hard work pays off for Turnwald and Big Green By BOB WEBER The Delphos Herald SHAWNEE — The Ottoville Big Green traveled Friday night to Lappin Gymnasium to take on the Shawnee Indians in a non-league contest. Both teams have struggled this year to put wins in the scoring column with the Indians only hav-

ing one win and the Big Green two on the season. Ottoville was able to snatch away a come-from-behind overtime win over the Indians 55-53. The first quarter saw both teams come out very strong defensively, especially the Indians constantly double teaming and pressing the Big Green all over the court. The Big Green responded well behind their senior leadership at the guard position in Ryan Honigford and Derek Schimmoeller. The Big Green used three 3-pointers from Honigford, junior Brandt Landin and sophomore Austin Honigford in outscoring the Indians 15-9 after the first eight minutes of play. The Indians started off cold from the field and were forced into five turnovers during the quarter by the Big Green. The Indians were led in scoring by freshman Jay Thomas with 4 points and senior Thomas Nolte with 3 points. The second quarter found the Indians starting to find their mark beyond the arc with 3-pointers being drained by senior Thad Vernon, sophomore Jaden O’Neal and at the buzzer by junior Josh Bishop coming off the bench. The Indians outscored the Big Green in the second 16-11 and led by one 25-24 going to the locker room. The Big Green kept pace in the quarter by going 7-o-8 from the stripe as (Ryan) Honigford was 4-of-4 and

junior Luke Schimmoeller 3-of-4, accounting for seven of the team’s 11 points scored in the stanza. The third quarter again saw the Indians increasing their pressure on both ends and using the 3-ball to extend their lead on the Big Green, scoring 15 points in the quarter, but again nine of them came beyond the arc as Bishop drained two more and Nolte added his second to his total for the evening. The Big Green, as they have done all year, battle every second of the game and used a 7-point quarter by (Ryan) Honigford to stay within striking range 40-35 after three quarters of play. Big Green head coach Todd Turnwald was pleased with his senior’s performance on the evening: “Ryan played a great game tonight on both ends of the court and was able to drain 9-of-10 from the stripe tonight to help us stay in the game in the second quarter and finish the night strong.” As so many games have went this year for Turnwald, the Big Green found themselves trailing heading into the final eight minutes of play. They used a cold-shooting, turnover-happy Indians’ squad in the final period and took advantage of their excellent foul shooting on the night (6-7 in the fourth quarter) to battle all the way back to tie the

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

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Fishing Report
Walleye Madness Although Port Clinton is a small town, its spirit is huge especially on New Year’s Eve! For the past 16 years, thousands have braved the cold and gathered for hours, waiting for the “Madness at Midnight” Walleye Drop. Port Clinton is the “Walleye Capital of the World,” so what else would they do on New Year’s Eve but drop a 20-foot, 600-pound walleye from the sky at the stroke of Midnight? The availability of a prolific new food supply is not necessarily good for the robin. In general, berries produced by these nonnative plants are the equivalent of vegetative M & M’s. They are high in sugar and low in lipids and proteins. It’s the latter two ingredients that are vital to providing long-term sustenance for birds attempting to overwinter in harsh climates. If an ice storm or heavy snowfall keeps the birds from the berries, they’ll

Not a bad week for us. story they were and Bears are I and the Guest Picker, Bob fighting for playoff lives. I think Weber, went 8-4, both going that is enough for them to eke 4-2 in the bowl games and the out a win. NFL. NY GIANTS: Giants have Dave went 6-6 (4-2, 2-4). stunk it up totally lately. I still That leaves me at 94-74 pick them not because they (40-37, 54-37), Dave at 105-63 are overwhelming but because (52-25, 53-38) and the GP at Iggles are even in worse shape 81-50 (40-18, 41-32). and will bid adieu to Andy Bob returns for his second Reid as coach Sunday night. week of his second Don’t worry; he will be stint as GP. coaching somewhere Here are the because he is too good games. but they do need a difCollege: Alamo ferent “voice.” Bowl At San INDIANAPOLIS: Antonio - Texas vs. The return of Chuck Oregon State; ChickPagano on the sideline fil-A Bowl At Atlanta has to be an incredibly - LSU vs. Clemson; emotional lift for backCapital One from-the-dead Colts. Bowl At Orlando, Texans are not closFla. - Georgia vs. Jim Metcalfe ing as they had hoped Nebraska; Rose Bowl and methinks that trend At Pasadena, Calif. continues in OilDome. Stanford vs. Wisconsin; Sugar ----Bowl At New Orleans - Florida DAVE BONINSEGNA vs. Louisville; Fiesta Bowl At College: Glendale, Ariz. - Kansas State Oregon State: Oregon State vs. Oregon. had a big turnaround this seaNFL: Baltimore at Cincinnati; son but Texas started out 4-0 Dallas at Washington; Green before dropping two in a row, Bay at Minnesota; Chicago then two more at the end of at Detroit; Philadelphia at the season. Both the Beavers N.Y. Giants; Houston at and the Longhorns have dealt Indianapolis. with uncertain quarterback situ----ations leading up to Saturday’s JIM METCALFE Alamo Bowl in San Antonio. COLLEGE: Oregon State won six more TEXAS: Longhorns need games than it did last season to make a statement that they and will add one more to that remain among the elite of col- when they beat Texas. lege football. This game against LSU: It’s the Tigers vs Tigers a very good Beaver team gives in the Georgia Dome. LSU them a chance. The fact that sports one of the nation’s best the Alamo is in their relative defenses, while Clemson has backyard doesn’t hurt. relied heavily on its top-flight LSU: LSU may not be the offense. One will have to give; best offense but the defense is I like the Tigers to come away right there among the nation’s with the win.....LSU Tigers. best. Clemson got their tails Georgia: Both coming kicked last year in a bowl game, off painful losses in huge though last year West Virginia games; the Bulldogs came went hog-wild on them offen- five yards short of playing sively. This one will be a differ- Notre Dame for the National ent makeup but same ending; Championship; while Nebraska Clemson with an “L”. endured an ugly loss in the Big GEORGIA: Georgia lost their Ten title game and missed out starting noseguard — a pro- on a Rose Bowl berth. I like the jected first-rounder; those don’t Bulldogs to come away with grow on trees. Still, this is not a the win. banner year for Big Ten and the Stanford: Stanford rolls into embarrassment of Cornhuskers the Rose Bowl with an impreslast game — a blowout loss in sive November that included five Big Ten title game — doesn’t consecutive wins over ranked leave much in the way of confi- teams, including then-No. 2 dence. Dawgs rule. Oregon. Wisconsin, playing in STANFORD: Read above. its third consecutive Rose Bowl, The Big Ten fell a lot this fall arrives as the first 5-loss team among the nation’s power con- to play in the Granddaddy, one ferences and the Cardinal run that actually finished third in the defense is a load. Expect a Big Ten Leaders Division. The head-knocker but Stanford pre- Badgers are only here because vails. Ohio State and Penn State FLORIDA: Why did I pick aren’t eligible due to NCAA this one? I figure Gators will win sanctions. The Badgers are in a rout, though with this pick there by default and Stanford and my paranoia about teams will make the Badgers look like “knowing” I pick them — if you they don’t belong there; the get my drift!! — that means it Cardinal win big. will be closer. Florida: Louisville is a KANSAS STATE: Both clear underdog in the Sugar teams have been off quite a Bowl but the Cardinals can spell. The later bowl games tend already claim one major victo be less explosive because tory over an SEC team this it’s hard to maintain the timing postseason. The Gators should in practice. I like K-State, espe- have no problems against the cially with a pretty good defense Cardinals. under Bill Snyder. Oregon: This is probably the NFL: best game, even better than the CINCINNATI: Bengals final- National Championship game. ly got “that” win last week in a These teams were on a collisituation when they have been sion course to be in that title known to fall big-time. Ravens game until they both tripped did get the best of Giants but up late in the season. I would one wonders about the G-Men have picked K State before they this year. Bengals avenge a were throttled in their one week horrible season-opening show- as the number one team. The ing. Ducks lost a game in overtime WASHINGTON: Maybe I to Stanford. I like Oregon to have to pick against Cowboys come away with the victory. to get them to play to their NFL: potential (see FLORIDA Cincinnati: The Bengals surabove). They found a way to prised everyone, including me, stink it up last week at home, last week; a win gets them the plus their defense is banged division. Being at home and up. Not a good scenario against with momentum, I am going to RG III. take the Bengals to win. GREEN BAY: All-Day has Washington: Another game the Eric Dickerson goal in mind where the division is on the line; but Packers are starting to it’s going to come down to who heal up on defense — they will wants it more and I think the FORCE Ponder to beat them! Redskins do. — and that offense — outside Green Bay: Green Bay is of when they play Giants — is already in and are playing well; putting it together at the right they take it to the Vikings in tuntime. Green Bay puts up big ing up for the playoffs. numbers in big win. Chicago: The Bears’ playoff CHICAGO: Megatron will hope are still alive; they should get his for Lions. However, have no problems against the Lions are not the “feel-good” again-struggling Lions.


The small-town USA energetically promotes the celebration through the participation of local businesses. Restaurants prepare walleye specialties such as Walleye Chowder, Walleye Sandwiches, Walleye Cinnamon Chips and Walleye Popcorn. A local winery has even created a “Walleye White” wine to honor the city’s walleye fame, recognizing the momentum of Port Clinton’s “Madness at Midnight.” History of the Walleye Drop The “Walleye Drop” idea came to life when “Drop Man” Dan Sedlak, with the support of the “Big Fish” Mayor Tom Brown, presented his idea to the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau and the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce. With the assistance of John Fellhauer; John’s dad, Bob; Dan’s brother Kevin; and Ron Miller of OurGuest Inn, the Drop became a reality that cold December of 1996; 15 years later, the event is a huge success! The event is an outdoor celebration (other than the heated tent) and it’s not uncommon to face less than 10-degree weather with the “special” Lake Erie wind chill! So bundle up! Brrrrrr..... Meet Captain Wylie the Walleye! Wylie comes in many forms. The costume Wylie was designed by Barb Bouska and he can be spotted at fairs, parades, schools and senior centers. He’s made appearances on TV stations from both Toledo and Cleveland. The City of Port Clinton has embraced Wylie as their city mascot. The original papier-mache Wylie weighed in at 120 pounds and measured 17 feet long. He was created by Andre Cuthel, a contemporary artist from Berea. Wylie was replaced by his fiberglass successor after a rough New Year’s celebration in 1997 that caused him to crack (literally)! The Wylie that is lowered today has grown a bit since those early days. He is a 20-foot, 600-lb. fiberglass fish that was created by Jim Wendt of Jim’s Taxidermy. ----Robins No Longer a Sign of Spring By Jim McCormac, Ohio Division of Wildlife For as long as people have been watching birds in North America, the American robin has served as the quintessential harbinger of spring. This distinctive thrush, with its brick red underparts and penchant for stalking suburban lawns, is familiar to nearly everyone. The arrival of robins at winter’s end heralds warmer days and the red-breasts usher in an ever-increasing cascade of spring flora and fauna. John Maynard Wheaton, in an 1879 report on the birds of Ohio, noted that: “...the Robin arrives about the middle of February and remains until November”. While small numbers of robins have probably always overwintered in Ohio, even in Wheaton’s time, most of them fled south. The status of wintertime robins has changed a lot since the olden days and if you think you’re seeing more of them when the snow flies, you’re right. Perhaps the best gauge of wintering bird populations is provided by Christmas Bird Counts (CBC). Overseen by the National Audubon Society, CBCs began in 1900 and have mushroomed from 25 counts to 2,200 worldwide, mobilizing an army of 63,000 birders. Ohio has its fair share of CBCs – about 75 at present, in all quarters of the state. As each count covers a 15-mile diameter circle and are undertaken from mid-December through early January, they do a good job of assessing Ohio’s winter bird life. The last five decades of Christmas Bird Count data illustrates that there are indeed more robins with frosty toes. Ohio counts from 1962 thru 1971 collectively tallied an average of 4,370 American robins each year. That total is peanuts by today’s standards. The number of wintertime robins has skyrocketed over the last 50 years and the annual average of Ohio CBCs over the last decade was a staggering 29,373. The wintering robin explosion is a widespread trend across northern North America. For instance, the province of Ontario, Canada – our neighbor to the north – has documented a similar spike in robins. The million dollar question: why the major increase in wintering robins? It would be easy to point a finger at climate change but warming temperatures are probably a minor factor, if a factor at all. Non-native plants are the true culprit enticing robins to stay north. In the colder months, robins turn largely to a diet of fruit and the abundance of ornamental crabapples, hawthorns and other berry-producing landscape plants offers an ever-increasing buffet for the birds. Even more prolific are various invasive bush honeysuckles, which jumped the garden fence and now run rampant across the land. Honeysuckles produce bumper crops of berries, which robins feast upon.

quickly find themselves in peril. A diet dominated by non-native fruit doesn’t provide robins with adequate energy resources to ride out prolonged bouts of bad weather. The 113th Christmas Bird Count will take place from December 14, 2012, through January 5, 2013. Find a count near you and sign up to participate. After nearly two years of internal discussions, budget modeling, head-scratching and intense decision-making, two major changes will come to the program. First, the CBC is now a free program. Audubon will no longer charge the $5 fee of field participants. Second, to minimize the effects of the loss of fee income, American Birds will no longer be printed on paper and mailed to participants and Audubon will move to an online delivery of the summary results of the CBC. Tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas will take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition among generations. Families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists, go out on an annual mission - often before dawn. For over 100 years, the desire to both make a difference and to experience the beauty of nature has driven dedicated people to leave the comfort of a warm house during the holiday season. Each of the citizen scientists who annually braves snow, wind or rain to take part in the Count makes an enormous contribution to conservation. Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations - and to help guide conservation action. From feeder-watchers and field observers to count compilers and regional editors, everyone who takes part in the CBC does it for love of birds and the excitement of friendly competition -- and with the knowledge that their efforts are making a difference for science and bird conservation. -----Contributions to Wildlife Made Easy! Take Advantage of Online Donations, License Plates and Tax Check-Offs... Remember wildlife throughout the year by various donations and programs. Donations, along with the sale of conservation license plates and checkoff contributions, have returned many native Ohio wildlife species to their natural range. There are many ways to contribute, including: Online Donations to a Variety of Funds: Direct donations can be made online to any of three wildlife funds, including the Endangered Species & Wildlife Diversity Fund, the Wetland Habitat Fund, or the Wildlife Fund. Simply click on any “donate now” on the web site to launch the online donation process. Estate Planning/Memorial Donation: If you wish to make a donation to the Division of Wildlife, we offer four funds below that you may identify in your estate planning: Habitat Fund - To purchase land for wildlife; Endangered Species and Wildlife Diversity Fund - For the protection and management of Ohio’s endangered and other wildlife species; Wetland Habitat Fund - Supports the restoration of Ohio’s wetlands; and The Wildlife Fund - This fund supports the Division of Wildlife’s conservation programs. For personal assistance, please contact 1-800-Wildlife. Conservation and Sportsman’s License Plates: The Division of Wildlife offers two diversity and four sportsman’s license plates to choose from. Your purchase of a wildlife license plate supports the Division’s conservation efforts. Check out all of our plates or go to for purchasing options. Ohio’s Tax Check-Off Option: Ohio’s natural areas and endangered wildlife income tax checkoff programs have fostered the return of bald eagles, peregrine falcons and trumpeter swans to the state’s skies. Donations made through simple checkmarks on the state income tax form help ODNR protect natural areas and scenic rivers, reintroduce endangered wildlife and preserve wetland habitat. Donation by Mail: Donations can also be made by U.S. mail - sent to: Wildlife Central Office, 2045 Morse Road, Bldg. G-1, Columbus, Ohio 43229-6693 Put Your Stamp on Conservation: Buying an Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp is a meaningful way that you can help Ohio’s wildlife and the habitat they call home. For $15, you’ll receive an attractive collectible stamp, window cling and commemorative card. Proceeds from the stamp go into the Endangered Species and Wildlife Diversity Fund.

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game at 45-45. Both teams had their chances to win it but Nolte’s 3-pointer at the buzzer didn’t fall and overtime period was going to be needed. The overtime was a contrast in styles as the Indians battled and were throwing shots up from all over. The Big Green continued to run their offensive sets, looking inside to Schimmoeller and Landin, in addition using the hot hand from the stripe to extend their lead in overtime. The biggest moment of the game came midway through the overtime when Landin was fouled and subsequently the Indians were called for a technical foul, sending the Big Green to the line for four shots; they connected on three. The Big Green went on to be 10-13 from the line in overtime and were 24-of-31 (77%) for the game. Coach Turnwald was all smiles after the game: “I’m so extremely proud of these guys tonight. I’ve said all year our record doesn’t indicate the hard work and heart these kids have shown day after day in practice and on game nights. We’ve talked about execution down the stretch of a game and tonight we were able to accomplish that and get a very tough and hard-earned win over a Division II team on the road.

Oregon: I love everything N.Y. Giants: Both teams are in tailspins but the Eagles more about this team (Ducks)! Their so. This could be Andy Reid’s uniforms, offensive play calls, last game as the Eagles head Coach Chip Kelly and the colcoach; the Giants send him out ors green and gold (Editor’s note: I wonder why???). The on a losing note. Indianapolis: How about Ducks have arguably the most those Colts? The worst team talented group of linebackers in in the NFL last year is this the country. Collin Klein is good season’s feel-good story. They but remember he lost to Baylor have been “Chuckstrong” and 52-24 and the Ducks’ defense is as good, if not a with their head coach lot better, than Baylor back on the sidelines was this year. Can this week, they can and you smell what the will head into the playDuck is cookin???? offs with a win, Going with the ----Ducks! BOB WEBER NFL: COLLEGE: Cincinnati: After Oregon State: Oregon the Bengals ruined State head coach Mike my Christmas with Riley is 5-1 in bowl a huge win over the games and his team has completed one of the Dave Boninsegna Steelers last week. I’ve become a country’s biggest turnbeliever! Baltimore arounds this year compared to the Longhorns’ disap- has won four straight over pointing season by anyone’s Cincinnati. This game all comes standards. Oregon State’s down to the Bengals’ defense defense will make for a long day led by DT Geno Atkins – the for Longhorns’ QB, David Ash. Bengals’ 47 sacks are just one The Beavers have intercepted shy of the NFL lead and must 19 passes this year and forced increase that total in their pur30 turnovers. The Longhorns suit of Ravens’ QB Joe Flaco will also have to deal with the and the versatile Ray Rice. Beavers’ excellent receiver in Going with the Bengals and Markus Wheaton all day. Texas THE JUNGLE! Washington: NFC East ranks 73rd in scoring defense, allowing 29.4 points per game. title on the line. How can the Cowboys still have a chance Going with the Beavers! LSU: Chicken in a bowl, at the playoffs? The Redskins roasted, barbequed, strips, have won six straight and have wings – I’ll take it any way they the one and only Robert Griffin want to serve it!!! Les Miles is III (great first name!). Also, the one of the premier coaches in ’Skins have the NFL’s rookie the country and has LSU in leading rusher in Alfred Morris contention for championships and have only committed 14 year in and year out. The Chick turnovers, fewest in the league. fil-A-Bowl pits strength against As I mentioned last week, it’s strength as one of the nation’s playoff time and you know what best offenses (Clemson) faces happens to Tony Romo during one of the top defenses (LSU) at this time of the year!!!! Going the Georgia Dome. Clemson’s with the Redskins and my man Tajh Boyd is a real talent but Robert! Green Bay: The Packers LSU’s defense is as good as it gets. LSU has compiled a 9-1 have won 12 straight against record at the Georgia Dome NFC North opponents, have and is 5-0 in this bowl, outscor- won four in a row and 10 of ing the opposition 78-6 in its last the last 11. Packers QB Aaron two appearances. Going with Rodgers has thrown for 5,927 yards, 49 TDs and just 8 INTs in the Tigers! Georgia: The Bulldogs came 20 career games indoors. And up five yards short against this guy sat for how many years Alabama that kept them away behind Bret Favre? The Vikings’ from playing in the National all-world RB Adrian Peterson is Championship Game. The only 102 yards away from 2,000 Cornhuskers got totally embar- for the season and 208 away rassed in the Big Ten title game from breaking Eric Dickerson’s keeping them out of the Rose single-season rushing record. A Bowl. Hence, it comes down to CLASS ACT but going with the who wants this game more after Packers! Detroit: I must confess, not their seasons were crushed in the conference title games. really interested in this game. SEC vs. Big Ten – not a great Both teams came into the year history! Nebraska has a great with high expectations, espetrio in QB Taylor Martinez and cially the Bears. My hat is off to running backs Rex Burkhead the Lions’ All-Pro wide receiver and Ameer Abdullah; however, Calvin Johnson for what he’s they’re up against another great accomplished over the years SEC defense anchored by SEC playing for a subpar team for defensive player of the year most of his career. My thoughts Jarvis Jones. Sorry Big 10 – – catch the game for a half, slip over to Greektown or MGM and going with Bulldogs! Stanford: Wow! You’re one see what’s going on and go to of the best coaches in the Big the Red wings game (OH, that’s Ten (Bret Bielema) and qualify right, is the NHL ever going to to play in the Rose Bowl and play again)???? Going with the you depart to go to Arkansas Lions! N.Y. Giants: Talk about disand the SEC – GOOD LUCK WITH THAT BRET – and you appointing seasons. A ton of thought you struggled with talent that will be sitting on the recruiting against Urban in the sidelines this year as the playBig 10. I’ve really loved watch- offs start. I would really like to ing the Cardinals play this year see the Eagles win, especially and have been real impressed for Andy Reid, but I’m going with their head coach, David with the Giants. Four quarters of Shaw. I’m a big fan of the play and then – who’s the next Badger’s Montee Ball but I just head coach of the Eagles, what feel the Cardinal’s overall per- will they do with Michael Vick, formance on both sides of the what changes will be demanded ball will prevail in this one. Sorry in the Meadowlands???? (EN: again, BIG 10 – going with the Stay tuned!!) Indianapolis: What a great Cardinals! Florida: The fourth-ranked year for the Colts and rookie Gators look for their fifth straight Andrew Luck. The Colts will welwin in a BCS bowl against the come back to the sidelines their Cardinals. Louisville has the head coach, Chuck Pagano. A Big East offensive player of the second beating of Indianapolis year in Teddy Bridgewater but can still clinch big things for will have to see if he has fully the Texans – specifically homerecovered from a broken wrist field advantage throughout the and a sore ankle that kept out of conference playoffs. Though the last game against Rutgers. the Colts have slumped statistiComplicating things further, cally as of late, Luck and the Teddy will have to face a Gators Colts have still shown a knack defense unlike anything he has for rising to emotional occaseen in a long time, ranking sions and finding myriad ways third nationally in points allowed to win games they’d appeared (12.9 per game) and given up to have no business claiming. five passing touchdowns while With Pagano returning to the making 19 interceptions. Going fold this week, I’m going with with the Gators! the Colts!

The kids really deserved this win tonight.” The Indians (1-5) were 18-of-47 (38%) from the field and 8-of-11 (73%) from the stripe. Nolte and Vernon led the Indians with 11 and 10 points, respectively. The Big Green (3-6) were 13-36 (36%) from the field. Honigford (Ryan) led the Big Green with 21 points for the evening. The Indians will next play tonight as they host Marion Local for a 6 p.m. JV start. The Big Green also returns to action tonight as they welcome in the Lancers from Lincolnview for a 6:30 p.m. JV start. The JV game (2 quarters) went to the Indians 31-15. Ottoville (55) Derek Schimmoeller 2-0-3-7, Ryan Honigford 3-2-9-21, Luke Schimmoeller 1-0-7-9, Brandt Landin 1-1-3-8, Cory Fischer 0-0-0-0, Austin Honigford 0-1-2-5, Tyler Roby 1-1-0-5 TOTALS 8-5-24-55. Shawnee (53) Cole Pohjala 1-0-1-3, Casey Mulcahy 2-0-0-4, Thad Vernon 1-2-2-10, Trey Brock 2-0-0-4, Thomas Nolte 0-3-211, Andrew Bryan 1-0-3-5, Jay Thomas 2-0-0-4, Jaden O’Neal 0-1-0-3, Josh Bishop 0-3-0-9 TOTALS 9-9-8-53.


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Tomorrow’s Horoscope
By Bernice Bede Osol
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012 Although your material prospects appear to be quite hopeful in the year ahead, you’re likely to generate funds in spurts instead of at a consistent rate. Be prudent in order to minimize the lean times. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- If someone with whom you’re closely involved is doing things differently from you, don’t try to make him or her over in your own image. This person’s way might actually be better. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Be smart when choosing a partner, because aligning yourself with an ineffective ally could seriously impede your progress. Make sure the other party possesses what you lack. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Avoid inclinations to make hard work out of something that should be relatively simple. Adopting a poor attitude could destroy both your initiative and purpose. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Even if you’re usually pretty good at managing your resources, there’s a good chance you may not be so currently. Double-check everything that is costing you money. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Associates are likely to ignore you if they feel you’re not setting the kind of example they want to follow. Don’t expect others to do what you won’t do yourself. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Although you might be analytical and very observant, if you focus merely on the negative, these attributes may be squandered. Instead of being assertive, you’ll end up a defeatist. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- If an endeavor in which you’re involved is not turning out to be as promising as you’d hoped, reassess it so that you don’t spend any more money on it than you need to. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Even though it’s in you to be an aboveaverage achiever, you might start focusing only on objectives that would provide you with little or no gratification. Try to look before you leap. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Challenges might normally bring out the best in you, but if you’re not careful, you could easily waffle under pressure owing to an insecure attitude. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- If you can, you should avoid all activities that require a lot of money in order to be fun. You’re not likely to get value for your dollars. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Whenever you’re not up to making decisions for yourself, you can bet your bottom dollar others will do so for you. It’s important to be your own person if you hope to get what you want. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Upon occasion, your hunches are right on target, but your intuitive processes could start playing tricks on you. Rely solely on your logic. MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012 Not only are improvements in your financial situation indicated in the year ahead, but it looks like your social life will also be picking up considerably. You won’t have anything to complain about. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Someone who is deeply interested in you but isn’t demonstrative might once again quietly do something nice for you. Be more alert. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You’re likely to make an extremely good impression on someone you meet. This could be the start of a close bond and a special relationship. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- A certain endeavor will give you a real sense of achievement. You’ll like the way you handle things, and you’ll gain the admiration of others. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Perhaps more than you may realize, you’ve become extremely popular with your peers lately. Something really nice might happen to make you recognize this fact. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Instead of waiting and hoping something good will happen, take control of your destiny, and work hard to make important changes occur. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -Don’t be reluctant to make a rather difficult decision, especially if you have the necessary vital facts at your disposal. Just do what you believe is best for everybody. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -The new year indicates a great deal of improvement concerning your financial interests, but, of course, you must be alert in order to take advantage of these winds of change. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Even if your desires are of a material nature, you must first focus on the human relationships involved. This might entail taking a circuitous route to get what you want. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -There are still plenty of opportunities to break through certain avenues that you have either missed or ignored. Check out every possibility that comes your way. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Because your chart indicates that you will be quite popular with members of the opposite gender, this could turn out to be a rather extraordinary day for you. Make the most of it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -If you are in need of a special favor, your chances of getting it are pretty good, but you must first ask for help. People can’t read minds, so don’t expect them to automatically know your needs. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- News you’ve been anxiously awaiting is on its way, and it’s likely to be good. If you have to go out, check all your sources of incoming info as often as you can. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.






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2012 Marbeltown Parade Marshal Bev Cross-McNeal presided over this year’s festivites. Steubenville bishop who was well known for his ministry among migrant workers, died in the Ursuline Center, Toledo, where he had lived since December of 2010. He was 96 years old. Sept. 24 Vice-presidential hopeful Paul Ryan spoke at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in Lima to an audience of nearly 2,000. The Lima visit was the first stop on a bus tour of Ohio. Ryan used President Barack Obama’s plan of deep military cuts and proposal to shut down the Joint Systems Management Center, an Allen

Fort Jennings held a Bicentennial Celebration, marking 200 years since the village played its part in the War of 1812. Highlight events included an 1812 Camp and re-enactment, lawn-mower races and Huey 369 Honor Flight. Above: Fort Jennings children joined re-enactors Friday to celebrate pioneer life. (Continued from page 1) meals, which are held on Days festivities. She is the sixth annual “Toast to the Thursdays at Trinity United daughter of Darrin and Tracy City” to kick off the 55th those in need in the com- Methodist. Hohlbein. “This is a great Canal Days. The theme for the munity. Supper’s On Us is experience and a great way to toast was “Little Town, Big part of Community Unity, a September earn a scholarship,” Hohlbein Country,” which lent to cowgroup that helps to provide Sept. 9 said. “I hope to compete in boy hats and boots galore. food and school supplies for Jefferson senior Whitney more pageants.” Sept. 23 local families. Members of Hohlbein was chosen from Sept. 13 The Rev. Albert H. different groups and churches among 16 candidates to be More than 500 people Ottenweller, a former auxin the community take turns the 2012 Canal Days Queen packed the entertainment tent iliary bishop for the Toledo playing host and serving the and to reign over the Canal in downtown Delphos for the Catholic Diocese and retired

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County employer of 800 and the only tank plant in the country, to get the crowd’s attention. Sept. 29 The First Assembly of God Church of Delphos celebrated its 80th anniversary. The church began in 1932 with a small group led by Mrs. Tillie Hershey, who met for prayer services in their homes. Eventually, Rev. C.L. Gruver assumed pastorship and the church raised money to buy a building at 808 Metbliss. In March of 1987, ground broke for a new worship facility at the same location, where it stands today.



BY ANN SANNER The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Ohio has spent fewer dollars on Medicaid than expected under its current two-year budget. State officials have been working to rein in the cost of the $19.8 billion health program for low-income people. The slowdown in spending comes as Gov. John Kasich prepares to unveil his next two-year spending blueprint in February. In the budget year ending in June, state figures show that Ohio spent $590 million less in state and federal dollars than it had anticipated. Medicaid spending for the current fiscal year is also tracking below projections. The state has spent about $6.2 billion on Medicaid since July. That’s about $219 million — or 3 percent less — than it is expected to spend through November, according to the latest data available. Ohio Medicaid Director John McCarthy credited the slowdown to changes in provider reimbursements, more conservative budgeting, better contract negotiations and a new system for filtering and processing claims. Medicaid spending accounts for roughly a third of all funds Ohio gets from state and federal dollars, fees and other sources and currently covers roughly 2.3 million low-income and disabled people in Ohio.

Answers to Friday’s questions: British crooner Seal proposed to his future bride, Heidi Klum, in an igloo inside a snow cave atop a 14,000-foothigh glacier. The medicinal leach, with three tooth-filled jaws, has been approved as a live medical device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The anticoagulants in its saliva stimulate a patient’s circulation after microsurgery. The FDA classified the leaches live medical devices in 2004. Today’s questions: What is the maximum number of digits allowed on a credit card? For what fruit is Haiti’s currency named? Answers in Monday’s Herald.

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