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50 daily www.delphosherald.com BY STACY TAFF staff@delphosherald.com DELPHOS One of the most remarkable things about Catherine Cathy Hammons is she needs very little encouragement to get involved. Her eagerness to help out often lands her in positions of leadership within the organizations she chooses to volunteer with. One thing that really sets her apart as a person is her ability to take charge of situations, fellow volunteer and friend Barb Bockey said. Shes a great leader, very capable of running things. Shes currently president of the Catholic Ladies of Columbia and she was president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary for a number of years. Hammons volunteer work started with the VFW Auxiliary after her husband passed away and picked up from there. I met my husband, Robert, at a dance in Fort Jennings. We were married for 43 years. He was an Army veteran and when he passed away back in 1996, I needed something to do, Hammons said. One of the members of the VFW Auxiliary invited me to join and Ive been there ever since. I really enjoy it. Everyone is really friendly; they look out for each other. Currently a trustee of the auxiliary, Hammons has held numerous other offices, including president. Hammons will do anything that needs to be done, including cooking funer-

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Hammons al dinners when members pass love of meeting people to good away. use. She is a volunteer with Hammons is also presithe Delphos Eagles Ladies dent of the Catholic Ladies Auxiliary, where she helps out of Columbia (CLC), a group with bingo every Thursday which allows her to combine night and anything else thats her faith with her love of volneeded. She gives her time to unteering. the Red Cross bloodmobiles Its been a while since and St. Ritas Ambulatory I started with that. A friend Care Center four hours a week. invited me in about 10 years She also spends time at the ago, Hammons said. Its Interfaith Thrift Shop where she works in sales, putting her See HAMMONS, page 3

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Miller BY STEPHANIE GROVES lessly woven into the fabric of sgroves@delphosherald.com the communitys daily lives. God put us on earth to do DELPHOS Rick Miller good things. Miller spoke is the epitome of altruistic. with conviction. I try to be He champions community a positive role model and prosocial development by harness- vide a supportive attitude for ing all available information, all the people I come in conknowledge, resources, technol- tact with, whether its children, ogy and human skills to exploit adults, athletes or the older new opportunities and to face adult population. the challenges and hurdles that Miller began volunteering interfere with progress. The in the early 1980s, after being fruits of his efforts are seam- asked by the Delphos Jaycees

to pose as Santa for holiday fundraisers. That first stint as Santa was the catalyst that propelled him into the realm of humanitarianism. No matter the venue, when he plays the part of Old St. Nick, it is a truly magical experience. His wish is that everyone could see the world through Santas eyesthe imagery of colorful, blinking lights, children in wonderment, parents and grandparents smiling, laughing and sharing the Christmas spirit and ultimately, be able to experience that joy all year round. In 1983, while working at Blue Cross in Lima, a co-worker asked him to help announce a football game between Delphos St. Johns and Celina. This fun job, as Miller affectionately calls it, spawned a dynamic radio personality, The Voice of Sports Broadcasting, that has reached out to many differing communities and organizations. In the early 1990s, Miller found himself in a quandary Thomas Edison and Brookhill Center Schools were playing a fundraising basketball game against each other and wanted Miller to do a live broadcast of the game. Miller pulled his resources together and along with the owners of the station, donated the time to broadcast the game from the Van Wert YMCA. This was my favorite event of my broadcasting career, Miller spoke with See MILLER, page 3

Any girl at St. Johns Elementary School in grades K-6 who has not turned in a Mini Cheer Camp form and wishes to attend can turn in a form to the grade school office by Thursday. No forms will be accepted after Thursday. Contact Tricia Patton at 419-303-5376 for more information. Cloudy tonight with snow likely through midnight, then chance of snow after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Lows in the mid 20s. Mostly cloudy Tuesday. Highs in the upper 20s. Lows 5 to 10 above. Wind chills 2 below to 8 above zero. See page 2.

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Delphos by 15 this year, Hayne said. We are focusing on getting new donors on top of the donors we have. If we can get three or four new donors, the dollars will follow. Oct. 29 Residents of the northeastern coast prepared for the worst as Hurricane Sandy, dubbed an epic superstorm, lurched toward New Jersey, New York City and Long Island. The storm resulted in the deaths of over 100 people, leaving tens of thousands homeless and causing devastating damage. November Nov. 2 President Barack Obama brought his vision for the next four years to West

Central Ohio, delivering a speech to thousands at Lima Senior High School. Obama re-iterated his message of change. Change comes when we live up to this countrys legacy of innovation, he said. Nov. 6 President Barack Obama was elected for a second term, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney. You made your voice heard, he said during his acceptance speech. Obamas list of promises include many he was unable to deliver on in his first term, such as rolling back tax cuts for upperincome people, overhauling immigration policy and reducing federal deficits.
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Each year, The Herald takes a look back at the stories and photos of the year. Here is the final of four 2012 wrap-ups.

Zombies of all ages converged on Veterans Memorial Park on Oct. 14 for the first-ever Zombie Walk in Delphos, bringing canned goods for a donation.

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October Oct. 13 Thirteen-year-old Mitchell Bradley was named the 2012 Delphos Herald News Carrier of the Year. Some comments regarding Bradley were, He never misses a delivery: he is always on time; he is very polite and respectful; he is concerned with customers needs and puts the paper where requested; he always has a smile; and takes time to talk to his customers. As Carrier of the Year,

Bradley received a plaque, certificate and gifts from the Herald. He is the son of Lindsey and Kaye Bradley. Oct. 14 Zombies of all ages converged on Veterans Memorial Park for the first-ever Zombie Walk, bringing canned goods for a donation. The contributions collected for the event were donated to local food banks. The event was organized by Mike Betz of MyTown and event planner Sonya Osting. Oct. 18 St. Johns Parish held its 100th annual Fall Festival. The first housewarming was held in October of 1913 in the schools new

auditorium. The festival was a great success and netted a sum of $9,600 for the school fund. Fastforwarding to this year, the event was a homecoming for parishioners who moved away and for those who are here, a sense of place and community. Oct. 25 Delphos kicked off its 2012 United Way Campaign and was charged by United Way of Greater Lima to raise $38,000 over the next year. CEO Phil Hayne hosted an open house with local Co-Chair Bob Schulte at Spherion to kick off the campaign. We have increased the goal by Hundreds of children took to the streets for Trick or 10 percent and are hoping to increase donors in Treat night in Delphos on Oct. 25.

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BY COLLEEN LONG The Associated Press NEW YORK A 31-year-old woman accused of shoving a man to his death in front of a subway train because she believed he was Muslim laughed and smiled during a court hearing where she was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Erika Menendez, 31, was charged Saturday night with murder as a hate crime after she told police she spontaneously pushed Sunando Sen, according to prosecutors. There is no reason. I just pushed him in front of the train because I thought it would be cool, she said, according to the Queens district attorneys office. She laughed so hard during her arraignment in Queens criminal court that Judge Gia Morris told her lawyer: Youre going to have to have your client stop laughing. Defense attorney Dietrich Epperson said Menendezs behavior in court was no different from how she had been acting, and said his client didnt really think the proceedings were funny, according to Newsday. A call by The Associated Press to Epperson was not immediately returned Sunday. Menendez was held without bail and ordered to have a mental health exam. Queens prosecutors said she pushed the 46-year-old

Psychiatric test set for suspect in subway death


There is no reason. I just pushed him in front of the train because I thought it would be cool.
Erika Menendez India native to his death because she blamed Muslims, Hindus and Egyptians for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers Ive been beating them up, Menendez told police, according to the district attorneys office. Friends and co-workers said Sen, a native of Calcutta, was Hindu. He had lived in Queens for decades and was a graphic designer and copy shop owner. Sen was standing on an elevated platform of the 7 train that travels between Manhattan and Queens when he was shoved from behind as the train entered the station. Witnesses told police a woman had been mumbling to herself and was sitting on a bench behind Sen until the train pulled in, then shoved him from behind. She then

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fled. Police released a sketch and surveillance footage of a woman running from the subway station. Menendez was arrested after a passerby saw her on the street and thought she looked like the wanted suspect. Witnesses identified her in a lineup and she was questioned by police, when she implicated herself, according to police and prosecutors. Angel Luis Santiago, who used to work at the Queens building where Menendezs mother and stepfather live, said he was shocked by her arrest. It surprised me what she did, he said. She never acted that way. Menendezs next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 14. Sen was the second man to die after being pushed in front of a New York City subway train this month. Ki-Suck Han was killed in a midtown Manhattan subway station on Dec. 3. A homeless man was arrested and charged with murder in that case and is awaiting trial. He claimed he acted in self-defense. Such subway deaths are rare, but transit officials said last week they would consider installing barriers with sliding doors on some subway platforms. Other cities including Paris and London have installed such barriers.

High temperature Sunday in Delphos was 27 degrees, low was 19. Weekend snowfall was recorded at 6 inches. High a year ago today was 43, low was 36. Record high for today is 61, set in 1965 and tied in 2010. Record low is -13, set in 1976. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county The Associated Press TONIGHT: Cloudy. Snow likely through midnight, then chance of snow after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Lows in the mid 20s. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent. NEW YEARS DAY: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. TUESDAY NIGHT: Cold. Partly cloudy through midnight then clearing. Lows 5 to 10 above. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chills 2 below to 8 above zero. EXTENDED FORECAST WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs around 20. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Wind chills 2 below to 8 above zero. WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY: Partly cloudy. Lows around 10. Highs in the mid 20s. SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY: Partly cloudy. Lows 15 to 20. Highs in the upper 20s.

Delphos man faces domestic violence charge


At 6:46 p.m. on Thursday, Delphos Police were called to the 900 block of Lima Avenue in reference to a domestic violence complaint at a residence in that area. Blackburn Upon of ficers arrival, they met with the victim who advised that a family or household member or a subject who shares a biological child with the victim had caused physical harm to the victim and had unlawfully restrained the victim. The suspect in the matter had left the

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residence prior to officers arrival and officers were unable to locate the subject. Officers presented charges to the prosecutors office for review and authorization. At 6:36 p.m. on Friday, Delphos Police went to a residence in the 300 block of North Bredeick Street in an attempt to sever an active arrest warrant. Upon officers arrival they made contact with Jesse Blackburn, 21, of Delphos, at which time they served the arrest warrant on him issued out of Lima Municipal Court on the charges of domestic violence and unlawful restraint. Blackburn was transported to the Allen County Jail and will appear in Lima Municipal Court on the charges.

At 7 a.m. on Saturday, Delphos Police were called to the 300 block of South Bredeick Street in reference to a criminal damaging complaint. Upon officers arrival, they met with the victim who advised someone had caused damage to their vehicle by denting in the front and rear door on the passengers side.

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At 9:17 p.m. on Thursday, Delphos Police were called to the 800 block of West Clime Street in reference to a theft complaint. Upon officers arrival, the victim stated a subject known to them had been at the residence and had taken items without their permission.

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(AP) A kid for Kimye: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are expecting their first child. The rapper announced at a concert Sunday night that his girlfriend is pregnant. He told the crowd of more than 5,000 at Revel Resorts Ovation Hall in song form: Now you having my baby. The crowd roared. And so did people on the Internet. The news instantly went viral on Twitter and Facebook, with thousands posting and commenting on the expecting couple. Most of the Kardashian clan also tweeted about the news, including Kims sisters and mother. Kourtney Kardashian wrote: Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with

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West, 35, also told concertgoers to congratulate his baby mom and that this was the most amazing thing. Representatives for West and Kardashian, 32, didnt immediately respond to emails about the pregnancy. The rapper and reality TV star went public in March. Kardashian married NBA player Kris Humphries in August 2011 and their divorce is not finalized. Wests Sunday night show was his third consecutive performance at Revel. He took the stage for nearly two hours, performing hits like Good Life, Jesus Walks and Clique in an all-white ensemble with two band mates.

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BAGHDAD (AP) Insurgents launched a wave of attacks across Iraq today, primarily targeting Shiite communities and pilgrims and killing at least 23 people, officials said. The attacks appeared aimed at undermining security and confidence in the government by fomenting sectarian conflict. Overall violence has dropped since the nation neared a civil war several years ago, but attacks of a sectarian nature come almost daily, and government forces seem powerless to prevent them. The deadliest blasts today were in the town of Musayyib, about 60 kilometers (40 miles) south of the capital, where militants planted bombs around two houses, one belonging to a police officer. Two women, two children and three men were killed in the pre-dawn explosions, a police officer said. In Baghdads Shiite neighborhood of Karrada, a parked car bomb went off next to a Pick 4 Midday tent for Shiite pilgrims mak5-3-4-7 ing their way to the southern Pick 5 Evening city of Karbala to mark the 0-3-3-5-6 seventh century death of the Pick 5 Midday Prophet Muhammads grand8-3-5-7-1 son, Imam Hussein, a police Powerball officer said. Five were killed Estimated jackpot: $50 and 25 wounded, he said. million The explosion rattled nearby buildings and sent a thick Rolling Cash 5 plume of black smoke billow02-09-12-21-24 ing into the air. Ambulances Estimated jackpot: and police rushed to the scene $309,000 in the busy downtown shopping district, and several helicopters hovered above. That came hours after a parked car bomb exploded in a busy street in the city of CHECK Hillah where local government THE offices are located, killing HERALD three people and wounding 21, another police officer said. He ADS FOR said some Shiite pilgrims were GREAT among the casualties, but he VALUES didnt say how many. Hillah is about 95 kilometers (60 miles) south of Baghdad.

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COLUMBUS (AP) Ohio motorists are seeing rising gas prices again. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was $3.32 in todays survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. Thats 9 cents higher than a week ago, and the second consecutive week the price has risen by that amount. Its still 9 cents lower than the same time last month. Prices have gone up after some areas of Ohio saw pump numbers fall below the $3-per-gallon mark briefly the week before Christmas, thanks to lower demand and higher inventories. The national average today was $3.29, 4 cents higher than last week. Lowest average price in Ohio today was $3.29 in the Youngstown area.

Violence rates high at Ohio youth prisons


COLUMBUS (AP) Ohios youth prisons have much higher assault rates than the adult lockups, a newspaper reported Sunday. Juvenile prisons had more than 1,600 assaults in 2011, with an overall population of only 680 youths. The adult population of more than 50,000 inmates had nearly 2,500 assaults. Assaults include striking another person, throwing at and hitting them with an object, and spitting at or biting. The Columbus Dispatch reported that some Department of Youth Services staffers say there isnt enough discipline in the youth prisons and that conditions are dangerous for both the teens and the prison staff. We have to go in every day wondering if its going to be safe for us, said Jonathan Blackford, 35, who is a corrections officer at the Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility. A corrections officer at the Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility was hospitalized in September after three inmates charged into her office and beat her. The four Ohio youth prisons include the states most violent juvenile offenders, and also some young people with mental issues. Youth receive conse(Continued from page 1) quences for inappropriate behavior, said Harvey Reed, director of youth services department. The state spends much more on youth inmates than adults; some $161,497 annually per youth compared to $24,871 on adults, The Dispatch reported. The focus is on rehabilitation and preparation for a productive adult life. We want them to go out of the door better than they came in the front door, Reed said. We want (staff) to go home and be excited about what they did and how kids change. Reed said his administration is addressing staff concerns that young inmates are aggressive because they have little to fear in terms of punishment. Weve strived to make our facilities safer with (a special program) for useof-force incidents and holding youth accountable for their behavior, using graduated sanctions that include intervention hearings, Reed said. In 2008, the state reached agreements in two lawsuits alleging unconstitutional treatment of youth in Ohio prisons. A monitors report this month said gangs, sexual misconduct and poorly performing teachers have been problems in some facilities. But monitor Will Harrell praised hard work by

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HAMILTON (AP) An Ohio Little League baseball official is scheduled to appear in court next week after being indicted on child pornography charges. The Dayton Daily News reports that 49-year-old Roger Fox Jr. was arrested Friday by sheriffs deputies in Butler County in southwest Ohio. Fox serves as a district administrator for Ohio Little League. He was indicted on 14 felony charges of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor. The indictment alleges incidents in 2010 and 2012. His next court appearance is set for Jan. 7. As district administrator, Fox is responsible for setting up state tournaments and aiding in the administrative duties of 12 Little League organizations in the region. He was still in jail today with no bond, but online records did not provide attorney information.

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COLUMBUS (AP) A new report says Lake Erie is one of the most threatened of the five Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Environmental Assessment and Mapping Project concluded that Lake Erie was the second-most threatened of the lakes, behind Ontario. Thats because of toxic blue-green algae and invading species of fish, mussels and plants. The Columbus Dispatch reports that researchers with the project spent more than three years collecting data on 34 lake stressors including invasive species, climate change and pollution. Lake Ontario landed its worst status because of widespread mercury and PCB pollution, and problems stemming from invasive sea lampreys and zebra and quagga mussels. But Ohio advocates and experts have long argued that Erie is the most-threatened of the Great Lakes.

pride. Recently, Miller has championed for other causes related to working with developmentally challenged individuals. Since the early 2000s, both Miller and his wife Lynn have been very active with Up to the Challenge and Families United campaigns. My wife has worked for Thomas Edison School close to 34 years, Miller explained. I was influenced by my wifes caring of special-needs children and adults. Miller is now serving his third 6-year term and 10th year as president of the senior citizens board of directors and has functioned as an integral component in the revitalization of the center. He was instrumental in the planning and completion of the construction of the new garage that houses the centers vans. Miller has harnessed the resources to give the center a financial shot in the arm funding to keep the senior center up and running. Joyce Hale, Delphos Senior Citizens Center director, describes Miller as a Godsend. For the seniors that have vision problems and watch little TV, Ricks radio coverage the play-by-play commentary makes them feel as if they are right there at the game and enjoying every players move, Hale spoke passionately. With all of this energy, Miller seems to radiate a natural aura making him a highly visible symbol in the community. It makes sense that when he was diagnosed with ocular melanoma [eye cancer] in 2002, the community took

a great interest in his diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Miller feels that if his diagnosis and treatment had not been in the limelight, people unaware of the disease would not have thought to have their vision tested and request the Rick Miller Eye Test from Dr. Lois Spangler at Delphos Vision Care. After hearing about my condition, there were many people who requested that diagnostic test from Dr. Spangler, Miller explained. A few of them caught the disease in the early stages and avoided a medical crisis. Millers repertoire of work with charitable organizations and volunteerism includes: the Arnold C. Dienstberger Foundation, the Delphos Museum of Postal History, the Delphos Institute of Music, Delphos City Council, Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce, Delphos Club and Delphos Rotary Club. Of all his accomplishments, Miller feels his greatest achievement is co-parenting and raising three children daughters, Angela and Amy, and his on, Cory, who are responsible career-oriented, young adults. He also has two granddaughters. I am very fortunate, Miller counts his blessings. Kids are rock solid in adult life. His whole family has been very understanding of the time he devotes to volunteering. At times, when his patience is wearing thin, his wife is very supportive and helps him get through those stressful times.

Southern Ohio plant gets new uses


WAVERLY (AP) New owners of the site of closed cabinetry factory are planning on bringing new businesses and jobs to the southern Ohio county with the states highest unemployment rate. The Columbus Dispatch reports that officials in Pike County are enthused about the new uses for a 57-acre plant that closed nearly two years ago and took some 1,200 jobs. At its peak, it had employed 3,000 people. Pikes unemployment rate in November was 11.9 percent. Two real estate development partners with experience with finding new uses for such sites bought the former Mills Pride plant this month for $5 million from Masco Corp. The partners are Christopher Semarjian, who runs Industrial Commerce Ltd., near Cleveland, and Stuart Lichter, who heads Industrial Realty Group, near Los Angeles. They were joined in this project by Everett Hannah, owner of Gilco International Lumber in Varney, W.Va. The company exports lumber to furniture and flooring manufacturers, and there are plans to start up a lumber operation at the Waverly plant in about six weeks. It initially would employ up to 28 workers. Gilco also is in talks with a Chinese furniture maker about using the Waverly plant. Lichter said that he couldnt predict how many companies would lease or buy space at the large industrial property or how many jobs could be coming. But he pointed to the former Hoover Co. campus in North Canton that he and Semarjian bought in 2008. They have brought in a halfdozen companies that include makers of heaters, vacuums and electrical equipment, a drug company and office tenants. He said the space in about 50 percent occupied, and they also hope to renovate some older buildings for loft apartments. The longtime partners also have bought other industrial properties around Ohio, including the Ford Motor Co. van assembly plant in Lorain, and the Lockheed Martin Corp. complex and the Goodyear corporate campus, both in Akron. The cabinetry plant had long been the largest employer in the Appalachian county of some 28,600 people has been reeling since the factory closed in early 2011. Workers made ready-toassemble products sold at home-improvement retailers. Waverly Mayor Greg Kempton was a manager there for nearly 20 years, and he is hopeful about the plans

the Department of Youth Services for improvements. In some areas, like reducing the youth population in secure confinement and regionalizing services, Ohio has truly become a model to the nation, he wrote. The president of the Juvenile Justice Coalition said the Ohio youth facilities have increased availability of mental health services for the youths. Theyve gotten qualified staff, said F. Edward Sparks, of the group that promotes community-based alternatives to incarceration. The state also has dramatically reduced the prison population for juveniles. It has dropped from nearly 2,000 in 2007, when the state operated seven youth prisons. There is priority put on placing juvenile offenders in community programs, sending them to prison only as a last resort. But the prison reduction also left the most-violent offenders in only four prisons. We received the worstpossible juveniles in the state, and thats what caused an increase in violence, said Karl Wilkins, a youth specialist at the Scioto juvenile prison. He said it received inmates from a facility in Franklin Furnace, Ohio, that was closed in 2011.

important to me because its a Catholic organization, so it involves my faith but its also a charitable organization. Im also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, which is another charitable organization. Ive never held an office but I try to attend every meeting. For Hammons, volunteering is a rewarding experience and she encourages others to get involved. We have young members in the CLC but they dont get involved much. There are about 200 total members in the VFW but only about 10 get involved regularly, she said. One thing we would like to see is more young people signing up. If you need something to do, ask. Theres always something to do. Bockey, who became close friends with Hammons over their years of volunteering together, says Hammons love for helping others is evident to all who know her. Shes very enthusiastic about it and I think she really does do it to help other people, Bockey said. Most of the organizations shes involved with are ones that make money to benefit others. Things like the bloodmobile and Ambulatory Care, those are service things, serving the public. Shes very personable, very giving. Shes just a truly great lady. When I found out she was Woman of the Year I told her, Im not going to call you Woman of the Year, Im calling you Lady of the Year because shes a real lady. Hammons and her husband had three children together: Bob

Hammons, Karen Youngpeter and Mark Hammons. Their family has grown with seven grandchildren: Romie Youngpeter, Rachel Osting, Andrea Hamlin, Katrina Smith, Kristen Sawmiller, Brian Hammons and Jessica Hammons; who have given them seven great-grandchildren. Bockey says Hammons is also dedicated to her family. Shes very good to them her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she said. She babysits the younger ones when they need it, shes very good with little kids, they love to go to grandma Hammons house. Thats another thing about her; shes always there when you need her. Everyone loves her. I dont know a single soul thats ever said anything bad about her, Bockey continued. She has very strong faith in God. Both God and her church are very important to her. Shes just a beautiful person. They say true beauty comes from within and thats true. Shes very beautiful. Hammons, who is 82 years old, recently had arthroscopic surgery done on her knee. In no time at all, she was back to her volunteering. It was about four weeks ago. It wont slow me down, Ive already been out to the Ambulatory Care since it happened, which is really a good place to be in case something goes wrong, she laughed. I dont have plans to ever stop doing this. Im just going to keep doing it as long as I can. It gives me the chance to get out and meet people. It also keeps me involved. I dont like to sit at home and do nothing; it gets boring.

to bring in a mixture of businesses. If they fill it, we will have diversification there, Kempton said. It should be more steady, more evenedout, as far as employment. The plants closure was devastating to Waverlys tax base, Kempton said. That meant fewer services in the community, with an annual operating budget of $2 million, he said.

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In masks outrageous and austere/ The years go by in single file;/ But none has merited my fear,/ And none has quite escaped my smile. Elinor Wylie, American author (1885-1928)

Progress seen in lastminute fiscal cliff talks


The Associated Press WASHINGTON Working against a midnight deadline, negotiators for the White House and congressional Republicans narrowed their differences today on legislation to avert across-theboard tax increases. Congressional officials familiar with talks between Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said one major remaining sticking point was whether to postpone spending cuts that are scheduled to begin on Jan 1. Republicans want to replace across-the-board reductions with targeted cuts elsewhere in the budget, and the White House and Democrats were resisting. At the same time, Democrats said the two sides were closing in on an agreement over taxes. They said the White House had proposed blocking an increase for most Americans, while letting rates rise for individuals with incomes of $400,000 a year and $450,000 for couples, a concession from President Barack Obamas campaign call to set the levels at $200,000 and $250,000. Any overall deal was also likely to include a provision to prevent a spike in milk prices with the new year, extend unemployment benefits due to expire and protect doctors who treat Medicare patients from a 27 percent cut in fees. Both the House and Senate were on track to meet on the final day of the year, although there was no expectation that a compromise could be approved by both houses by midnight, even if one were agreed to. Instead, the hope of the White House and lawmakers was to seal an agreement, enact it and send it to Obama for his signature before taxpayers felt the impact of higher income taxes or federal agencies began issuing furloughs or taking other steps required by spending cuts. Regardless of the fate of the negotiations, it appeared all workers would experience a cut in their-home pay with the expiration of a two-year cut in payroll taxes. Officials who described the negotiations did so on condition of anonymity, citing the confidential nature of the discussions. A spokesman for McConnell, Don Stewart, said the Kentucky lawmaker and Biden continued their discussion late into the evening and will continue to work toward

IT WAS NEWS THEN


One Year Ago More than a man of the cloth, the 2011 Delphos Herald Tri-county Man of the Year is characterized as a driven helper. The Rev. David Howell of Trinity United Methodist Church is well-known in Delphos who gets projects up and running. There are innumerable quotes on the importance of humility, the rarity of true selflessness and the transforming quality of giving. Anyone who knows the 2011 Tri-county Woman of the Year, Kay Ahten, will say none of these sayings would do her justice. 25 Years Ago 1987 The honor of being named 1987 Tri-County Woman of the Year goes to Edna Fischer of Delphos, for her many years of community involvement. Fischers face and name become very familiar to Delphos and area residents at Christmas time each year because of her work with the Delphos Community Christmas Project. The Jefferson Lady Cats took a 42-37 victory over the Antwerp Archers Wednesday afternoon at Jefferson Senior High School. Jeffersons defense helped them tremendously throughout the game. The leading scorer for the Wildcats was Cheryl Kortokrax with 12. Eagles auxiliary met with 29 members attending. Helen Vance won the hot seat. Special awards were won by Frances Grothouse, Gertrude Hempfling and Cindy Heising. Hostesses for the Jan. 11 meeting will be Ladonna Schmelzer, chairwoman, assisted by Emma Jean Suever, Shirley Rex, Pat Horstman and Lola Busch. 50 Years Ago 1962 Student members of Trinity Methodist Church, who are attending various colleges, conducted the regular Sunday morning worship service. Greeters were Donna and Doris Buys, while Tom Groves, James Dorman, Ed Porter and Jack Rozelle served as ushers. Students who participated in the service were Dave Macwhinney, Gordon Peltier and Terrill Oetzel. One of the nicest events of the Christmas holidays was held Saturday night when more than 200 persons attended Phi Delta Sororitys sponsored Charity Ball at the Knights of Columbus club rooms. Proceeds from the dance go toward the sororitys civic project of furnishing shoes and boots for school age children of needy families in Delphos. Mayor Richard F. Wulfhorst reminded Delphos citizens Monday that mid-street parking will be discontinued on Main Street after today. The city has an agreement with the state, the mayor said, to discontinue the mid-street parking. The city parking lot on North Washington Street is not ready for use yet, but the mayor added the city hopes to have the lot ready within the next week or 10 days.

75 Years Ago 1937 Mrs. Harold Wade was hostess to the members of the United Brethren Aid Society at a regular meeting conducted Wednesday evening at the church basement. Prayer was offered by Mrs. R. N. Uppermann. In a Bible question contest, Lillie Harpster received the honors. Mrs. William Ashbaugh, South Franklin Street, will receive the members of the Aid Society into her home in four weeks. Mrs. John Stegeman, South Franklin Street, entertained the members of the J. T. Club and one guest, Mrs. Frank Stegeman, at her home Thursday afternoon. At the conclusion of the Pedro games, Mrs. Paul Eiche was high, Mrs. Albert Mueller, second and Mrs. Henry Hanf, third. By JIM KUHNHENN A group of old friends, all of Welsh descent, were The Associated Press luncheon guests Thursday of Martha Davis of Venedocia. Present were Edith Jones of Lakeside, Mrs. Earl Rohn, Emma WASHINGTON Jones, Mrs. Arthur Thomas and Mrs. T. R. Thomas, all of Lima; Mrs. Samuel Roberts and Mrs. George Stallkamp of Recalling the shooting rampage that killed 20 first gradDelphos. ers as the worst day of his presidency, President Barack Obama on Sunday pledged to put his full weight behind legislation aimed at preventing gun violence. Obama voiced skepticism about the National Rifle Associations proposal to put armed guards in schools following the Dec. 14 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The president made his comments in an interview with NBCs Meet the Press. Instead, the president vowed to rally the American people around an agenda to limit gun violence, adding that he still supports increased background checks and bans on assault weapons and highcapacity bullet magazines. He left no doubt it will be one of his top priorities next year. It is not enough for us to say, This is too hard so were not going to try, Obama said. I think there are a vast majority of responsible gun owners out there who recognize that we cant have a situation in which somebody with severe psychological

WASHINGTON (AP) The State Department has issued a revised Haiti travel advisory, warning Americans planning to travel to the Caribbean island nation about robbery, lawlessness, infectious disease and poor medical facilities. U.S. citizens have been victims of violent crime, including murder and kidnapping, predominantly in the Port-au-Prince area. No one is safe from kidnapping, regardless of occupation, nationality, race, gender or age, the department said. The new travel warning was released Friday to replace a less strongly worded advisory issued in June. In recent months, travelers arriving in Port-au-Prince, the capital and largest city, on flights from the United States have been attacked and robbed after leaving the airport. This year, at least two U.S. citizens were shot and killed in robbery and kidnapping incidents, the State Department said. Haitian authorities have limited capacity to deter or investigate such violent acts or prosecute perpetrators, the department said. The State Department also noted that while the incidents of cholera have declined, the disease persists in many areas of Haiti. Medical facilities, including ambulance services, are particularly weak. Thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Haiti each year, but the poor state of Haitis emergency response network should be carefully considered when planning travel. Travelers to Haiti are encouraged to use organizations that have solid infrastructure, evacuation and medical support options in place, the department said.

State Dept. warns Americans about Haiti travel

Emancipation Proclamation 150 tonight


By BRETT ZONGKER The Associated Press WASHINGTON As New Years Day approached 150 years ago, all eyes were on President Abraham Lincoln in expectation of what he warned 100 days earlier would be coming his final proclamation declaring all slaves in states rebelling against the Union to be forever free. A tradition began Dec. 31, 1862, as many black churches held Watch Night services, awaiting word that Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation would take effect amid a bloody Civil War. Later, congregations listened as the presidents historic words were read aloud. The proclamation would not end slavery outright and at the time couldnt be enforced by Lincoln in areas under Confederate control. But the president made clear from that day forward that his forces would be fighting to bring the Union back together without the institution of slavery. Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in September 1862, after the Battle of Antietam, announcing that if rebel states did not cease fighting and rejoin the Union by Jan. 1, 1863, all slaves in rebellious states or parts of states would be declared free from that date forward. This year, the Watch Night tradition will follow the historic document to its home at the National Archives with a special midnight display planned with readings, songs and bell ringing among the nations founding documents. The official document bears Lincolns signature and the United States seal, setting it apart from copies and drafts. It will make a rare public appearance from Sunday to Tuesday New Years Day for thousands of visitors to mark its anniversary. On New Years Eve, the display will remain open past midnight as 2013 arrives. We will be calling back to an old tradition, said U.S. Archivist David Ferriero, noting the proclamations legacy. When you see thousands of people waiting in line in the dark and cold ... we know that theyre not there just for words on paper. On this 150th anniversary, we recall those who struggled with slavery in this country, the hope that sustained them and the inspiration the Emancipation Proclamation has given to those who seek justice. The National Archives

a solution. Underscoring the flurry of activity, another GOP aide said the two men had conversations at 12:45 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. today. Unless an agreement is reached and approved by Congress by the start of New Years Day, more than $500 billion in 2013 tax increases will begin to take effect and $109 billion will be carved from defense and domestic programs Though the tax hikes and budget cuts would be felt gradually, economists warn that if allowed to fully take hold, their combined impact the so-called fiscal cliff would rekindle a recession. This whole thing is a national embarrassment, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said today on MSNBC, adding that any solution Congress would swallow at this late stage would be inconsequential. We still havent moved any closer to solving our nations problems. In a move that was sure to irritate Republicans, Reid was planning absent a deal to force a Senate vote today on Obamas campaign-season proposal to continue expiring tax cuts for all but those with income exceeding $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for couples.

Obama wants gun violence measures passed in 2013


problems is able to get the kind of high capacity weapons that this individual in Newtown obtained and gun down our kids, he added. And, yes, its going to be hard. The president added that hes ready to meet with Republicans and Democrats, anyone with a stake in the issue. The schoolhouse shootings, coming as families prepared for the holidays, have elevated the issue of gun violence to the forefront of public attention. Six adult staff members were also killed at the elementary school. Shooter Adam Lanza committed suicide, apparently as police closed in. Earlier, he had killed his mother at the home they shared. The tragedy immediately prompted calls for greater gun controls. But the NRA is strongly resisting those efforts, arguing instead that schools should have armed guards for protection. Some gun enthusiasts have rushed to buy semiautomatic rifles of the type used by Lanza, fearing sales may soon be restricted. Obama seemed unimpressed by the NRA proposal. I am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools, he said. And I think the vast majority of the American people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solve our problem. The president said he intends to press the issue with the public. The question then becomes whether we are actually shook up enough by what happened here that it does not just become another one of these routine episodes where it gets a lot of attention for a couple of weeks and then it drifts away, Obama said. It certainly wont feel like that to me. This is something that - you know, that was the worst day of my presidency. And its not something that I want to see repeated. Separately, a member of the presidents cabinet said Sunday that rural America may be ready to join a national conversation about gun control. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the debate has to start with respect for the Second Amendment right to bear arms and recognition that hunting is a way of life for millions of Americans. But Vilsack said Newtown has changed the way people see the issue. I really believe that this is a different circumstance and a different situation, Vilsack said on CNN. Vilsack said he thinks its possible for Americans to

allows 100 visitors at a time into its rotunda, where the Emancipation Proclamation will be displayed along with the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. On the busiest days, 8,000 people file through for a glimpse of the founding charters. Performances and reenactments are scheduled to continue throughout New Years Day. The U.S. Postal Service will unveil a new Emancipation Proclamation stamp as well. This special display is just one of many commemorations planned in Washington and in churches nationwide to mark the anniversary of Lincolns actions to end slavery and end the Civil War. President Lincolns Cottage in Washington, where the 16th president spent much of his time and where he began drafting the proclamation, is displaying a signed copy of the document through February. It also will host its own New Years Eve celebration. The Library of Congress will display the first draft handwritten by Lincoln. It will be on display for six weeks beginning Jan. 3 in the librarys exhibit, The Civil War in America, which features many personal letters and diaries from the era. come together. Its potentially a unifying conversation, he said. The problem is that these conversations are always couched in the terms of dividing us. This could be a unifying conversation, and Lord knows we need to be unified. Besides passing gun violence legislation, Obama also listed deficit reduction and immigration as top priorities for 2013. A big deficit reduction deal with Republicans proved elusive this month, and Obama is now hoping Senate Democratic and Republican leaders salvage a scaled-back plan that avoids tax increases for virtually all Americans. In addition, he issued a defense of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, who has been mentioned as one of the leading candidates to replace Leon Panetta as defense secretary. Hagel supported the 2002 resolution approving U.S. military action in Iraq, but later became a critic of the war. He has been denounced by some conservatives for not being a strong enough ally of Israel. Also, many liberals and gay activists have banded against him for comments he made in 1998 about an openly gay nominee for an ambassadorship

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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. Johns 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. Johns Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. MONDAY New Years 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. Johns Chapel. 6:30 p.m. Delphos Kiwanis Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. Bingo at St. Johns Little Theatre. Delphos Civil Service Commission meets at Municipal Building.

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Students in Diane Langhals first-grade class include, front from left, Aiden Hilvers, Delanely Boecker, Brock Grothause, Ryann Schroeder, Ethan Calvelage and Gabriele Metzger; middle, Preston Mansfield, Olesya Herman, Michael Turnwald, Mason Fiedler, Makenna Schnipke and Adam Brinkman; and back, Lexie Honigford, Jack Vetter, Chelsi Brown, Jordan Landon, Theresa Horstman, Gabriele Manley and Addison Geise. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves)

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Cougars hold off Lady Lancers rout Jeffcats; Jefferson boys romp past Panthers late Blue Jay rally
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ROCKFORD Jefferson girls basketball coach has seen a lot in his 30-plus years at the helm of the Lady Wildcats. Saturdays battle versus Lincolnview in the finals of the Chatt Insurance Holiday Tournament was one he probably hasnt seen too often before and hopes he never sees again as the Lady Lancers dismantled the Cats 48-22. In the boys consolation contest, Jefferson dominated the third period by a margin of 17-5 and went on to a 55-38 triumph. In the girls consolation bracket, Parkway needed two throws from senior Kylie Snyder with 9.0 ticks on the clock to emerge with a 55-54 triumph. In the girls finals, statistics didnt lie in this one. The Wildcats (4-7) shot an icy 8-of-45 from the floor (2-of13 beyond the arc) for 17.8 percent and only 4-of-7 at the line (57.1%). Junior Rileigh Stockwell was high scorer with nine and the next-highest was classmate Makayla Binkley with four. The performance left Hoffman shaking his head, at a loss for words. I dont know. We didnt do anything on either end of the floor; we didnt do what we needed to do, he confessed. I never saw anything like it. We have a week to figure things out before we play again; I hope we do. On the other hand, Lancer head man Dan Williamson was extremely pleased defensively. We get so much of our offense from our defense. Were not the tallest team in the world, so we have to make it a full-court game and turn the other team over, he said. If we play defense like we did tonight the rest of the year, were going to win some games. The Lady Lancers (8-2) countered with 19-of-39 shooting (2-of-7 downtown) for 48.7 percent and 8-o17 singles (47.1%). Seniors Katie Dye and Kaitlyn Brant led with 10 counters each. Jefferson struggled from the get-go, with Lincolnviews 2-2-1 3/4-court press that dropped into a man-to-man making tough sledding. Jeffersons own man-to-man defensive scheme also kept things close. Jefferson did not score until the 4-minute mark on two free throws by junior Brooke Culp and later, junior Katie Goergens hit a 3-ball at 2:52 to get within 6-5. However, Dye finished her 6-point quarter with a pair of buckets: a drive with 1:59 showing and a jumper from the left corner at 1:28; to make it 10-5 at the end of eight minutes. Lincolnview turned it over seven times in the period (15 for the game versus 4 and 19 for the Red and White) but compensated with an 8-3 edge off the backboards (34-30 overall, 8-12 offensive). As well, Delphos shot 1-of-10 versus 4-of-4 for Lincolnview. The Lancers began to take more command of this contest in the second period, outscoring their foe 13-8. Stockwell scored seven of her teams eight points but everyone else on the Wildcats struggled as they hit 3-of-11. On the other end, the Lady Lancers had five players score at least two points in the canto and led 23-10 on a 15-foot baseliner from junior Christine Stemen By BOB WEBER The Delphos Herald btzweber@bright.net

ning percentage in all games This game was complayed. For the Lady Eagles pletely won early when the under the direction of head Lady Green, blessed with a coach Nate great inside-outside BENTON RIDGE Irwin, the game, got the ball The Lady Green record is just inside to their twin of Ottoville put their as impressive, towers of 6-2 senior undefeated record on going 143-41 Abby Siefker and the line when they (78%). 6-0 senior Rachel traveled to LibertyOttoville Beining. Both girls Benton Saturday added Libertycame away with four afternoon for a showBenton this points apiece and down with the Lady year with helped their teamEagles. the addition mates take an early To set the stage, of two more 12-5 lead after eight Siefker Beining look at the two teams games allowed minutes of play. records under their current to their schedule. For the second game in head coaches. Dave Kleman, The Lady Green took con- a row, Siefker got in foul coming into this year at the trol of the game early and trouble early in the second helm of the Lady Green, has won in convincing fashion quarter but the Lady Green posted a 373-95 (80%) win- 53-32. didnt skip a beat in extend-

Twin towers lead Lady Green over Eagles 53-32

at 1:15. Stockwell netted an and relaxed. 11 boards, 3 steals) answered old-fashioned 3-point play at Parkway coach Will with a basket at 1:05, Haley 19.8 ticks to get her team Snyder has seen this pattern Slonkosky hit 1-of-2 singles within 23-13. before. at 35.7 ticks for the final Jet The Blue and Gold took We have no consistency lead. After an exchange of total control in the third in our game. When were turnovers, Parkway got the 18-4 as Jefferson simply scoring points, we have a ball to Snyder, whose shot was couldnt find its way this day. tendency to let down at the awry, but she got the board They shot 2-of-13 for the defensive end, he said. I am and was fouled with 9.0 ticks quarter, adding six miscues, not sure but it seems like we left, ending Cummings night. and Hoffman even went deep celebrate the score and then After a Jet timeout, she calminto his bench to try kick- let the opponent come down ly sank both for that 1-point start his unit, to no and score. lead. Slonkosky avail. Brant caught In the third then drove the ball fire, scoring all 10 period, we and took a 15-footer of her points, as gave up 17 that caromed off the Williamson also went points and rim; after a scramble, deeper into his bench only scored Dana Stanley got the and still built the five, so not rebound but could lead. Lincolnviews only were we not let fly with a lastbiggest lead of the not scoring, chance try before period was 38-13 we didnt time expired. on a putback by stop them Parkway overRicker Smith Brant at 3:06 before either. came 21-of-71 sophomore Devann S m i t h shooting (3-of-8 Springers layin with 30 ticks scored eight of the teams 3s) for 29.6 percent because on the board made for a 41-17 nine first-period points as the Fairlawn wasnt that good, Lancer lead. Wildcats started slowly from nailing 16-of-60 shots (5-of-9 All that was left in the the field 2-of-11. They trifectas) for 26.7 percent. fourth was the margin of vic- hit 4-of-5 from the line to Junior Cami Hellwarth (13 tory as Lincolnviews lead stay close. Heindel was also markers, 10 boards) got things reached 29 points before a one-man wrecking crew clicking for the Panthers Binkley 3-ball late accounted for the Panthers, dropping in in the early going, scoring for the final score. nine of his teams 13. eight markers in the first. Stockwell and His 12-footer at 1:56 Cummings answered with Binkley led Jefferson gave Parkway its larg- four for Sidney but the host with five boards each. est lead of 13-6 before team built up a 16-11 edge They amassed 12 fouls. Smith hit two throws as Hellwarth hit a 15-footer They host Edgerton (59.6 seconds) and from the baseline with 3.1 6 p.m. Saturday (JV Ricker one (44 ticks) ticks on the board. start). to get the Red and White After junior Sierra Fent gave Jefferson played with us within 13-9. Parkway the largest lead of the first half. We had a few too Twice, Parkway gained the game at 18-12 early in the many turnovers because we 6-point leads in the second second, the 5-10 Cummings were trying to force things, period but Jefferson began helped rally the Jets with seven Williamson added. We got to get more of a handle on in the period. In fact, her basket back to the things we need to Heindel (6 points in the from in front at 41 ticks gave do; make good decisions with canto) and slow down the the Lady Jets a 26-24 halftime the ball and move it around. Parkway attack more. Though lead. The third period was We started getting great shots their offense wasnt exactly in and hit more than a few. high gear, they did manage to marked by 11 lead changes Senior Kaylee Thatcher outscore the host team 10-8 and one tie as neither team led Lincolnview with six and climbed within 21-19 on could get on more than a boards (3 assists) and five a trey from the left corner by 5-point run. The last lead change came with 3.1 ticks on apiece from Dye (4 assists), Smith at 1:40. sophomore Julia Thatcher and In toto, Jefferson canned the board as sophomore Lydia classmate Ashley Teman (4 16-of-38 shots (5-of-17 trios) Heindel hit a short banker to thefts). Sophomore Hannah for 42.1 percent; grabbed 31 put the Panthers up 42-41. Fairlawn finished 17-of-26 McCleery added five steals boards (6 offensive) as junior and three assists. They ended Ross Thompson had nine (3 from the stripe (65.4%); securwith 13 fouls and host Van assists); and added a mere 10 ing 39 rebounds (12 offenWert Thursday. miscues and 12 fouls. Junior sive) as Slonskosky grabbed In the boys consolation, Austin Jettinghoff dished off 11; 12 errors; 21 fouls. Kelsey Jefferson (2-6) trailed 21-19 five assists. They host Ada Oates tossed in 13 points. Parkway closed with 41 to start the third period but for their first home game of rebounds (18 offensive) as senior Zach Ricker (19 mark- 2012-13 6 p.m. Friday. ers) erupted for nine points in We played through their sophomore Terra Walls the stanza. His transition layin zone for three quarters; it was added eight; 11 errors; and at 4:20 gave Jefferson the good to see us do that. We have 21 fouls. They host Versailles lead for good at 24-23 and the tried to instill an aggressive, Thursday. margin kept building the rest take-the-ball-to-the-hole attiGIRLS VARSITY BOXES FINALS of the way. Jeffersons mix of tude, in the kids, Coach Smith LINCOLNVIEW 48, JEFFERSON 22 1-2-2 zone and man defense added. Were getting there. JEFFERSON (48) limited Parkway junior Matt Weve been working hard on Taylor Stroh 0-0-0-0, Heather Pohlman 1-01-0-0-2, Heindel (19 markers, 7 penetrating and using the jump- 0-2, Brooke Culp 0-0-2-2, Lindsay Deuel 4-0-1-9, Katie Goergens 0-1-0-3, Rileigh Stockwell boards) to two after he scored stop to stay in control and run Hannah Sensibaugh 0-0-0-0, Gabrielle Pimpas 15 the first half. When Ricker our offense; were seeing some 0-0-0-0, Shelby Koenig 0-0-0-0, Makayla Binkley 0-1-1-4, Brooke Hesseling 0-0-0-0, Jasmine hit the second-of-2 tosses at rewards to that. McDougall 0-0-0-0. Totals 6-2-4/7-22. LINCOLNVIEW (48) 1:07, they led 36-26. Parkway ended up 16-ofThatcher 3-0-2-8, Jefferson also took advan- 50 shooting (3-of-18 triples) 0-0, Kaylee Dye 1-1-0-5, KatieClaire Clay 0-0Claire Dye 4-0-2-10, tage of an aggressive men- for 32 percent; with 28 car- Julia Thatcher 1-0-1-3, Hannah McCleery 0-0-0-0, Christina Stemen 2-1-0-7, Kaitlyn Brant 4-0-2-10, tality of going to the basket oms (10 offensive) as the Devann Springer 1-0-1-3, Ashley Teman 1-0-0-2. throughout the game, hitting junior Barna nabbed 10; and Totals 17-2-8/17-48. Score By Quarters: 18-of-24 free throws (75%) 14 turnovers and 17 fouls. 5 8 4 5 22 versus 3-of-6 for Parkway They visit Versailles Friday. Jefferson 10 13 18 Lincolnview 7 48 ----(50%). In the consolation girls Ricker did his part in the game, it came down to the CONSOLATION 55, SIDNEY FAIRLAWN 54 PARKWAY fourth as well, scoring five. fourth period in this contest SIDNEY FAIRLAWN (47) However, freshman Trey of two evenly-matched teams, 0-13,Haley Slonkosky 0-1-5-8, Kelsey Oates 2-3Abbie Rowe 1-0-4-6, Dana Stanley 0-0-0-0, Smith stepped up as well, especially considering the Allison Watkins 0-0-0-0, Cheyenne Driskell 2-00-4, Megan Dudgeon 0-0-0-0, Olivia Cummings scoring eight of his game- largest lead was six. and career-high 22 (6 boards, Parkway (3-7) led 42-41 6-1-8-23, Madeline Fogt 0-0-0-0. Totals 11-517/26-54. PARKWAY (33) 3 steals) in the canto to help to start the fourth and all that Alicia Samaniego keep the Panthers (1-7) at started was a quarter that saw 5-0-5-15, Kayla Walls 0-1-0-3, Cami Hellwarth 4-1-1-12, Lydia Heindel arms length. The biggest four lead changes and two 1-0-0-2, Kaylie Jutte 0-0-0-0, Raegen Bransteter 0-0-0-0, Kylie Snyder 4-1-4-15, Terra Walls 2-0edge of the night came at the ties. Neither team shot well 0-4, Sierra Fent 2-0-0-4, Kati Schramm 0-0-0-0. final margin as sophomore from the floor in the peri- Totals 18-3-10/28-55. Score by Quarters: Nick Fitch (6 rebounds) hit od combining for 7-of-29 11 15 15 13 - 54 two free throws at 38.8 ticks. from the floor (5-of-16 for Fairlawn Parkway 16 8 18 13 - 55 ----It looked like we were the Panthers) nor from the BOYS VARSITY BOX having fun out there tonight; charity line (7-of-23, 3-of-14 CONSOLATION that is one thing I wanted for the Panthers). The woeful JEFFERSON (55) to see, some enthusiasm, free-throw shooting (10-of- 8-19,Austin Jettinghoff 0-1-0-3, Zach Ricker 4-1Jordon Williams 0-0-0-0, Ross Thompson Jefferson head man Marc 28 overall for 35.7%) by the 2-0-3-7, Trey Smith 4-3-5-22, Tyler Mox 0-0-0-0, Smith noted. Defensively, host team kept them from Nick Fitch 1-0-2-4, Dylan Hicks 0-0-0-0. Totals we did a better job on Heindel either building a bigger lead 11-5-18/24-55. (38) PARKWAY Austin Adams 0-1-0-3, Cody Schmitt 0-0-0-0, and (Brant) Barna and that or salting the game away. Tanner Bates 0-1-0-3, Austin Dennison 1-0-0-2, got us going. Its a lot easier Olivia Cummings (23 points, Matt Heindel 7-1-2-19, Luke Bates 2-0-1-5, Brant to play this game when youre 12 boards) hit a banker from Barna 3-0-0-6, Dakota Schaffner 0-0-0-0. Totals getting stops and can push the right block at 1:29 to give 13-3-3/6-38.by Quarters: Score the ball, like I want, as well the Lady Jets a 53-51 lead. Jefferson 9 10 17 19 - 58 13 8 5 12 - 38 as when youre playing loose After Snyder (17 markers, Parkway ing their lead in the second quarter by a count of 29-15 heading into halftime. The quarter was again highlighted by the twin towers as Siefker, before exiting with foul trouble, added seven more points and Beining added an additional five points. Sometimes, points dont tell the whole story of the game as the Lady Greens defensive efforts of guards Rachel Turnwald, Nicole Vorst, Tonya Kaufman and Taylor Mangas frustrated the opposing guards of the Eagles into a poor shooting day (1244 - 27%). See TWIN, page 7

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Clutch foul shooting leads Big Green over Lancers


By BOB WEBER The Delphos Herald btzweber at bright.net OTTOVILLE Saturday night, two teams coming away with hardearned wins the night before squared off at the L.W. Gymnasium in Ottoville. The Lincolnview Lancers came to Big Green land to take on another Putnam County League squad after already defeating Kalida and Ft. Jennings earlier in the year. The game was closely fought throughout but the Big Green used a 20-1 free-throw-made advantage to take the 52-40 non-league win over the Lancers. The first quarter saw the Lancers of head coach Brett Hammons riding the hot shooting of junior Kyle Williams as he connected on three 3-pointers to give his team a 13-10 advantage after one quarter of play. The Big

VAN WERT - Leading St. Johns 47-27 heading into the fourth quarter at the Cougars Den Saturday night, the Van Wert boys basketball team was confident they would hold on for a big non-conference win. When senior Blue Jay guard Curtis Geise drove and scored to cut the Cougar lead to 53-47 with just over a minute to play, however, Van Werts confidence had diminished. Fortunately for the Cougars (5-2), they did just enough in the final minute to hold on for a 56-50 win. Its a big win. Were coming off a tough loss and weve had to sit on it for eight or nine days. Theres always a doubt when you play and Delphos has been playing well, said Cougar coach Dave Froelich. After shooting 11-of-33 through the first three quarters, St. Johns (5-2) turned up the intensity heading into the final frame. They shot 8-of15 in the fourth and held the Cougars to 2-of-5 from the field in the final quarter. To make matters worse, the Cougars converted on only 5-of-12 free throw attempts in the fourth, and made 9-of-19 (47%) all evening. A 47-24 lead which the Cougars had built late in the third quarter, however, proved to be too much for the Jays to overcome. Give credit where credit is due; Van Wert played really, really well, explained St. Johns coach Aaron Elwer. (Van Wert) did a lot of things. They played hard, they were more aggressive - they kind of took it to us. We were on our heels, really for three quarters; that score was a lot closer that what it was. Froelich was happy with the win but pointed to Van Werts poor free-throw shooting: Obviously, we played well in the first half and wanted to keep it going; we didnt attack as well in the second half. We had a chance to really seal it at the line and didnt do that. Were, I think, a better shooting team than that; were going to try to shore that up. The Cougars shot 51 percent (21-of-41) from the field and 36 percent (5-of-14) from 3-point land, to St. Johns 40 percent (19-of-48) from the field and 25 percent (4-of-16) from deep. Van Wert also outrebounded the Jays 29-22 and dished out 11 assists to St. Johns five. The Cougars allowed Geise, who averages nearly 20 points per game, to score 15 points but only six came in the first half - in which Van Wert extended its lead to 33-15 by the break. Froelich was pleased the Cougar defense frustrated Geise most of the evening, holding him to 6-of-16 shooting from the field: I thought our defensive play was really good overall. I thought we did a good job of contain-

ing Curtis and making things tough. Even though he scored some, we made it tough for him for the most part. Senior forward Ryan Buescher, who also averages double figures, was held to eight points on 3-of-8 shooting by Van Wert. They are our one and two, in whatever order, Elwer noted of Geise and Buescher. Theyve both been really good through six games. We knew that; we talked about how (Van Wert) was going to prepare for their tendencies. The 2-headed monster for the Cougars: senior forward A.J. Smith and senior point guard Joey Hurless; continued to lead the team. Smith had 17 points, while Hurless had 12 and dished out six assists. Along with those two, Van Wert ran three new starters out on the floor: senior post Logan Ray, senior guard Caleb Markward and sophomore guard Connor Holliday. The move paid off and the Cougars took a 23-9 lead by the 4:48 mark of the second. We tell our kids every day is a tryout, a competition, Froelich added. Caleb has worked really hard and really gives us a better defensive presence on the perimeter. Some kids just earned (the start). Its not a knock on anybody else, just what it was. Well go back Monday morning and start again - see who is ready to go next week. Junior forward Matt Bidlack added 10 points for Van Wert and senior post Nik Wolford led the team with seven rebounds. Junior forward Ryan Koester added 13 points for St. Johns. Buescher led the team with eight boards. Hopefully well learn from this, Elwer added. Weve got some good teams down the road who will try to do the same things Van Wert did tonight. Well watch the film, well take care of it and be better because of it. Both teams return to league play Friday: St. Johns at Coldwater in the MAC (6:30 p.m.) and the Cougars hosting Kenton (WBL) at 6 p.m.
VARSITY ST. JOHNS (2pt. 3pt. FT Pts.) Buescher 3-5 0-3 2-4 8, Clark 2-5 1-3 0-0 7, Koester 2-4 2-5 3-3 13, Geise 5-14 1-2 2-3 15, Bockey 2-3 0-1 0-0 4, Grothouse 1-1 0-0 1-1 3, Hays 0-0 0-2 0-0 0. VAN WERT Markward 0-0 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 3-6 3-8 2-7 17, Hurless 3-6 2-3 0-3 12, Holliday 2-3 0-2 3-5 7, Ray 2-3 0-0 0-0 4, Bidlack 4-6 0-0 2-2 10, Wolford 2-3 0-0 2-2 6, K. Keber 0-0 0-1 0-0 0. Score by Quarters: St. Johns 7 8 12 23 - 50 Van Wert 14 19 14 9 - 56 ----JUNIOR VARSITY ST. JOHNS Wyatt Nagel 0-0-0-0, Aaron Hellman 0-0-0-0, Ryan Hellman 0-00-0, Ben Wrasman 2-0-0-4, Ben Dickrede 0-0-0-0, Nick Bockey 0-0-0-0, Eric Gerberick 0-0-0-0, Tyler Ledyard 0-0-2-2, Owen Baldauf 0-0-0-0, Jake Csukker 3-0-0-6, Austin Heiing 0-0-11, Alex Odenweller 6-1-0-15. Totals 11-1-3/9-28. VAN WERT Nick Keber 2-0-1-5, Brant Henry 0-0-1-1, Cody Keirns 2-0-0-4, Michael Smelser 0-4-0-12, Nathan Stoller 0-0-0-0, Nick Krugh 1-0-0-2, Jacob Williamson 0-0-0-0, Joey Moreland 2-0-0-4, Ryan Rice 0-0-0-0, Justice Tussing 1-0-0-2, Drew Myers 3-0-2-8, Bryan Mills 0-0-0-0, Davis Munroe 0-01-1. Totals 11-4-5/10-39. Score by Quarters: St. Johns 5 6 9 8 - 28 Van Wert 14 7 12 6 - 39

Green relied on junior Luke Schimmoeller to keep them close during the first eight minutes as he netted six of his teams total of 10 for the quarter. The second quarter saw the Big Green fight back to tie the Lancers early behind two clutch shots by sophomore Brandt Landin. Both teams never allowed the other to go on a scoring run as the score flip-flopped back and forth throughout. The Lancers lost some of their momentum in the quarter when they lost Williams with an ankle injury for most of the stanza. Senior Brooks Ludwig came off the bench to spark the Lancers with four points in the quarter. With time expiring in the half and the Big Green holding for the last shot, the ball was passed around and eventually fell into the hands of See BIG GREEN, page 7

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Capital gain: Redskins win NFC East


By BARRY WILNER The Associated Press Heres something new: The Washington Redskins are champions of the NFC East. And something old: The Dallas Cowboys couldnt grab the title in a season finale for the third time in five years. Led by rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III and rookie halfback Alfred Morris, the Redskins won their first division crown since 1999, beating the archrival Cowboys 28-18 Sunday night. First-round pick Griffin ran for 63 yards and a touchdown and Morris, a sixthrounder from Florida Atlantic, ran for 200 and three scores. He set the franchise singleseason rushing record for the Redskins (10-6), who won seven straight after their bye week. They are the first NFL team to rally from 3-6 to make the playoffs since the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1996. Its just a mindset change, Griffin said. When you have all these guys coming to work every day, putting it on the line, we knew we couldnt afford to lose one game, we made sure we didnt. So the wild-card round will begin Saturday afternoon with Cincinnati (10-6) at Houston (12-4), which fell from No. 1 to third in the AFC seedings when it lost to Indianapolis 28-16. Saturday night will be a rematch of the finale between Minnesota and Green Bay, won 37-34 by the Vikings. This time, they will meet at Lambeau Field. On Sunday, Indianapolis is at Houston, followed by Seattle at Washington. Atlanta and San Francisco have byes in the NFC, Denver and New England in the AFC. Also Sunday, it was Denver 38, Kansas City 3; New England 28, Miami 0; San Francisco 27, Arizona 13; Seattle 20, St. Louis 13; Cincinnati 23, Baltimore 17; Chicago 26, Detroit 24; the New York Giants 42, Philadelphia 7; Tampa Bay 22, Atlanta 17; Carolina 44, New Orleans 38; Pittsburgh 24, Cleveland 10; Tennessee 38, Jacksonville 20; Buffalo 28, the New York Jets 9; and San Diego 24, Oakland 21.
At Foxborough, Mass., Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes, Stevan Ridley ran for two scores as the Patriots (12-4) used a ball-control offense and a defense that racked up a season-high seven sacks. Now, seeded second in the AFC, they have an extra week to savor the win and prepare for their postseason opener. The Dolphins (7-9) finished with a losing record for the fourth straight season. 49ERS 27, CARDINALS 13 At San Francisco, Michael Crabtree caught touchdown passes of 49 and 7 yards as the 49ers won a second straight NFC West title. Colin Kaepernick threw for a career-best 276 yards and two TDs for the Niners (11-4-1). Frank Gore ran for a 2-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter for his franchise-best 51st touchdown rushing. Brian Hoyer went 19-of-34 for 225 yards and a late TD toss in his first career NFL start as the Cardinals (5-11) lost for the 11th time in their last 12 games in what might have been Ken Whisenhunts final game as coach. SEAHAWKS 20, RAMS 13 At Seattle, Russell Wilson tied Peyton Mannings record for most touchdown passes by a rookie with 26 and his 1-yard TD run with 1:39 left allowed Seattle to finish as the only unbeaten team at home. The Rams (7-8-1) sacked Wilson six times but couldnt come up with their first winning record since 2003. BENGALS 23, RAVENS 17 At Cincinnati, Carlos Dunlap returned an interception 14 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Ravens (10-6) had already clinched their second straight AFC North title and will open the playoffs at home against Indianapolis. Cincinnati (10-6) will be at Houston. BEARS 26, LIONS 24 At Detroit, Jay Cutler threw for 257 yards and a touchdown but Chicago (10-6) needed a Minnesota loss to reach the postseason after starting 7-1. The Lions (4-12) lost their last eight games and turned over the ball four times in the finale. Calvin Johnson fell short in his attempt to become the first player with 2,000 yards receiving in a season. GIANTS 42, EAGLES 7 At East Rutherford, N.J., Eli Mannings career-high five touchdown passes werent enough to keep the Giants (9-7) in the playoff hunt. The defending Super Bowl champions were eliminated by Chicagos win. Eagles coach Andy Reid is out after 14 years at Philadelphia, three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The official announcement could come today. Philadelphia closed the season 4-12. BUCCANEERS 22, FALCONS 17 At Atlanta, Josh Freeman threw a touchdown pass to Mike Williams and Doug Martin ran for 141 yards. The Falcons (13-3) had little to play for as they already have homefield advantage through the NFC play-

Twin

COLTS 28, TEXANS 16 At Indianapolis, the Colts (11-5) made Chuck Pagano a winner in his return to the sideline. Andrew Luck threw for two touchdowns and Deji Karim swung the game with a 101-yard kickoff return in the third quarter. It was Paganos first game back as coach since starting treatment for leukemia Sept. 26. Slumping Houston (12-4) lost three of the last four games and J.J. Watt failed to break Michael Strahans single-season sacks record. The game turned on two big plays: Karims kickoff return, which wiped out a 16-14 Houston lead, and Lucks 70-yard TD pass to T.Y. Hilton. VIKINGS 37, PACKERS 34 At Minneapolis, Adrian Peterson came within 9 yards of breaking Eric Dickersons 28-year-old rushing record, finishing with 199 yards and powering Minnesota into the playoffs. Peterson rushed for 36 yards on the last drive, plenty for rookie Blair Walshs 29-yard field goal as time expired to put the Vikings (10-6) in the postseason. The Packers (11-5) fell to the NFCs No. 3 seed. Aaron Rodgers completed 28-of40 passes for 365 yards and four touchdowns and no turnovers, connecting with Jordy Nelson from 2 yards to tie the game with 2:54 remaining. But Christian Ponder threw for three scores, including one to Peterson. BRONCOS 38, CHIEFS 3 At Denver, Peyton Manning threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns to lift Denver into the No. 1 seed. Manning finished the season with 4,659 yards, 41 short of his career high. He had 37 touchdown passes. Denver (13-3) won its 11th straight. The Chiefs gained only 119 yards all day and finished their season 2-14. They will get the top pick in Aprils draft. PATRIOTS 28, DOLPHINS 0

offs. The danger of coach Mike Smiths strategy to play hard was losing a top starter to an injury against Tampa Bay (6-10). Defensive end John Abraham, Atlantas best pass rusher, left with an apparent left ankle injury in the fourth quarter. Cornerback Dunta Robinson suffered a head injury in the first quarter and did not return. PANTHERS 44, SAINTS 38 At New Orleans, DeAngelo Williams rushed for 210 yards, including touchdown runs of 54 and 12 yards, for Carolina (7-9), which closed the season with four straight wins. His 65-yard gain set up the first of three 1-yard scoring runs by Mike Tolbert. Drew Brees passed for 396 yards, giving him 5,177 this season, the first player to eclipse 5,000 yards three times. His four TD passes gave him 43 in 2012 and hes the first player with 40 TD passes in consecutive seasons. The Saints (7-9) also gave up 530 yards, raising their season total to 7,042 to break the record of 6,793 allowed by the 1981 Baltimore Colts. STEELERS 24, BROWNS 10 At Pittsburgh, Ben Roethlisberger threw three short touchdown passes and Pittsburgh avoided its first losing season in nearly a decade. Antonio Brown, Leonard Pope and Plaxico Burress scored for the Steelers (8-8). Pittsburghs top-ranked defense forced four turnovers. The Browns (5-11) dropped their third straight in what was likely coach Pat Shurmurs final game. TITANS 38, JAGUARS 20 At Nashville, Tennessee became the first NFL team with two players scoring twice on returns. Darius Reynaud scored on two punt returns and rookie linebacker Zach Brown returned two interceptions for touchdowns. The Titans finished 6-10 and await owner Bud Adams decision on whether to keep coach Mike Munchak, who has two years left on his contract. The Jaguars (2-14) wrapped up their worst season with their 12th loss in 13 games and now owner Shad Khan has to decide on the futures of general manager Gene Smith and firstyear coach Mike Mularkey. BILLS 28, JETS 9 At Orchard Park, N.Y., C.J. Spiller scored on a 66-yard catch and run in helping underachieving Buffalo, while Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez had two more turnovers. Safety Bryan Scott also returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown for the Bills (6-10), who had not made the playoffs for 13 seasons. Sanchez may have started his final game for the Jets (6-10), who closed the season with three consecutive losses amid all sorts of turmoil. CHARGERS 24, RAIDERS 21 At San Diego, Micheal Spurlock returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown in whats expected to be Norv Turners final game as Chargers coach. Turner and general manager A.J. Smith are expected to be fired because the Chargers (7-9) missed the playoffs for the third straight season. The Raiders finished 4-12.

The Associated Press Saturdays Results Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Rice 33, Air Force 14 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Syracuse 38, West Virginia 14 Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Arizona State 62, Navy 28 Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Texas 31, Oregon State 27 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Michigan State 17, TCU 16

FBS BOWL GLANCE


p.m. (ESPN) Tuesdays Games Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas Purdue (6-6) vs. Oklahoma State (7-5), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Mississippi State (8-4) vs. Northwestern (9-3), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Georgia (11-2) vs. Nebraska (10-3), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. South Carolina (10-2) vs. Michigan (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (8-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Orange Bowl At Miami Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Florida State (11-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesdays Game Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Florida (11-1) vs. Louisville (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Todays Games Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. N.C. State (7-5), Noon (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech (6-7) vs. Southern Cal (7-5), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Iowa State (6-6) vs. Tulsa (10-3), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta LSU (10-2) vs. Clemson (10-2), 7:30

The Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct y-New England 12 4 0 .750 Miami 7 9 0 .438 N.Y. Jets 6 10 0 .375 Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 South W L T Pct y-Houston 12 4 0 .750 x-Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688 Tennessee 6 10 0 .375 Jacksonville 2 14 0 .125 North W L T Pct y-Baltimore 10 6 0 .625 x-Cincinnati 10 6 0 .625 Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 Cleveland 5 11 0 .313 West W L T Pct y-Denver 13 3 0 .813 San Diego 7 9 0 .438 Oakland 4 12 0 .250 Kansas City 2 14 0 .125 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct y-Washington 10 6 0 .625 N.Y. Giants 9 7 0 .563 Dallas 8 8 0 .500 Philadelphia 4 12 0 .250 South W L T Pct y-Atlanta 13 3 0 .813

NFL FINAL GLANCE


PF 557 288 281 344 PF 416 357 330 255 PF 398 391 336 302 PF 481 350 290 211 PF 436 429 376 280 PA 331 317 375 435 PA 331 387 471 444 PA 344 320 314 368 PA 289 350 443 425 PA 388 344 400 444 Carolina New Orleans Tampa Bay North 7 9 7 9 7 9 y-Green Bay x-Minnesota Chicago Detroit West y-San Francisco x-Seattle St. Louis Arizona W 11 10 10 4 W 11 11 7 5 L 5 6 6 12 L 4 5 8 11 T 0 0 0 0 T 1 0 1 0

0 .438 357 363 0 .438 461 454 0 .438 389 394 Pct .688 .625 .625 .250 Pct .719 .688 .469 .313 PF 433 379 375 372 PF 397 412 299 250 PA 336 348 277 437 PA 273 245 348 357

(Continued from Page 6) Coach Kleman was pleased with the performance of his team: A great team effort today over a very good LibertyBenton squad. Our height gave them problems today as Abby and Rachel (Beining) were able to get the ball down low and work off of each other to have big games for us. We like to create an up-tempo pace and I loved the effort given by Rachel (Turnwald), Nicole, Tonya and Taylor on the Eagles Rachel (Myers) and Lauren (Kotey). The second half saw the Lady Green continue the pressure on both ends as they again outscored the Eagles 12-6 in the stanza and went 6-6 from the stripe in increasing their lead to 41-21 after

three quarters of play. The Eagles, frustrated on both ends, reached a boiling point at the 4:09 mark when head coach Irwin received a technical foul, which was followed by two makes from the line by Turnwald and a beautiful assist from Turnwald to Mangas for an additional four points on the call. The fourth quarter saw both teams substitute freely as the game was out of reach for the Eagles and the Lady Green stayed perfect on the year. The Lady Eagles (5-3) were led in scoring by Myers with 14 points. The Lady Green (9-0) had two girls score in double figures on the evening: Siefker

a game-high 19 followed by Beining with 11. The Lady Green had a good night shooting the rock by going 48 percent for the game on 20-42 shooting. From the stripe, the Lady Green were 75 percent on 9-of-12 attempts. Both teams will be back in action next week as the Eagles host Vanlue Thursday night and the Lady Green travels to Kalida for a key PCL matchup starting with a 6 p.m. JV start. The JV game went to the Lady Green by a score of 47-30. Haley Landwehr and Lexie Wannemacher led the way with 10 points each.
VARSITY Ottoville (53) Rachel Turnwald 1-0-2-4, Nicole

Vorst 0-0-0-0, Tonya Kaufman 2-01-5, Rachel Beining 5-0-1-11, Abby Siefker 8-0-3-19, Taylor Mangas 3-00-6, Kendra Eickholt 0-0-2-2, Annie Lindeman 1-0-0-2, Haley Landwehr 2-0-0-4. Totals 22-0-9-53. Liberty-Benton (32) Kayla Trevino 1-0-1-3, Lauren Kotay 0-0-2-2, Rachel Myers 3-2-2-14, Katie Simon 4-0-0-8, Carrie Reynolds 1-0-0-2, Morgan Lishawa 1-0-1-3. Totals 10-2-6-32. Score by Quarters: Ottoville 12- 17- 12- 12 53 Liberty-Benton 5- 10- 6- 11 32 ---JUNIOR VARSITY Ottoville (47) Monica Sarka 1-0-2-4, Courtney Von Sossan 1-2-0-8, Haley Landwehr 3-1-1-10, Annie Lindeman 2-1-2-9, Lexie Wannemacher 5-0-0-10, Lindsey Wannemacher 1-0-0-2, Nicole Kramer 2-0-0-4. Totals 15-4-5-47. Liberty Benton (30) Jordan Shelley 1-0-0-2, Paige Hohman 0-0-3-3, Colbi Colchagoff 0-04-4, Nicolette Devincentis 2-4-5-21. Totals 3-4-9-30. Score by Quarters: Ottoville 10- 9- 14-14 47 Liberty-Benton 7- 6- 11- 6 30

Jefferson 6th, Spencerville 7th at LCC meet

LIMA The Jefferson wrestling team finished sixth and Spencerville seventh at the 15-team Lima Central Catholic Holiday Invitational held Saturday inside Msgr. E.C. Herr Gymnasium. Jefferson is next in the Plymouth Invitational 10 a.m. Saturday. Spencerville is in the Coldwater Double-Dual Invitational 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8.
2012 Lima Central Catholic Scores: Cuyahoga Hts. 239, Coldwater 221, Carey 195, Paulding 189, Wayne Trace 188.5, Jefferson 184, Spencerville 172, Tinora 169.5, Lima C.C. 155.5, Fostoria 141, Northeastern 119, Wauseon 117, Bluffton 110.5, Arcadia 106, Lehman Catholic 67. Placers (top 8) - Listed by Pool Format then Weight Class Pool of 16 132: 1. Leist (CA) 8-7; 2. Whitcomb (WA); 3. Wesley (PA) 11-7; 4. Kaiser (CO); 5. Trevor Bockey (SV), 2:09; 6. Cotterman (WT); 7. Dylan Hicks (DJ) 6-2; 8. Kallenberger (CO). 138: 1. McCormick (LCC) tf 23-6; 2. Cory Binkley (SV); 3. Tanner Vermule (DJ), 0:45; 4. Blogna (CH); 5. Thierjung (BL), 1:56; 6. Schuette (WA); 7. Schlater (CO), 2:12; 8. Fuller (FO). 145: 1. Dean (NO), 3:28; 2. Showalter (WT); 3. Cantero (FO), 2:33; 4. Bame (AR); 5. Higgins (CA) md 13-3; 6. Garmatter (BL); 7. Ferguson (CA), 1:29; 8. Huff (CH). 160: 1. Temple (WT), INJURY; 2. Urivez (TI); 3. Brown (LEH), 4:21; 4. Collett (CO); 5. Garcia (LCC), 2:52; 6. Kyle Sawmiller (SV); 7. Reel (WT) md 13-0; 8. Brown (LCC). 170: 1. Sunderhaus (LCC) 10-4; 2. Reynolds (FO); 3. Collett (CO), 4:27; 4. Bouza (TI); 5. Hooten (NO) 11-5; 6. Tschanen (CA); 7. Deatrick (PA), 4:22; 8. Tovar (WA). 195: 1. Colin McConnahea (DJ), 2:57; 2. Huffman (LCC); 3. Jones (CH), 0:59; 4. Schwieterman (CO); 5. Schindler (PA), 1:00; 6. Sauber (CA); 7. Pierce (WT), 1:12; 8. Sudhoff (NO). 3 Pools of 4 126: 1. Frye (CH); 2. Deatrick (PA); 3. Derrick Smith (SV); 4. Higbea (TI); 5. Gaige Rassman (DJ); 6. Smith (FO); 7. Bowler (CO); 8. Obringer (CO). 182: 1. Stansberry (CA); 2. Conley (BL); 3. Tyler Foust (DJ); 4. Valdez (PA); 5. Showalter (WT);

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Jays 13th at Marion Harding MARION The St. Johns wrestlers competed Friday and Saturday at the Marion Harding Classic, finishing 13th out of 32 teams. Austin Martin and Will Buettner were the Blue Jays highest placers, finishing as runners-up. Nate Schroeder got fourth place by going 4-2 with a couple of pins. Wes Buettner took home fifth place. Other wrestlers that had a strong tournament were Justin Siefker at 132 and 138 Alex Haunhorst at 138. This is a great tournament for us every year due to the competition level and strength of the teams that are there. We get to see a higher level then we have so far this year; most of these teams are Division I and II, with just a handful of Div. III schools, Jays coach Derek

Sterling noted. Austin finished second after wrestling a sensational tournament; we talk a lot about getting district- and state-style matches and he definitely got a handful of them this past weekend. He wrestled some very good wrestlers to some tight matches and came out on top on all of them but his finals match. Austin still has a lot of work to do to achieve his goals but he is definitely starting to turn that corner. Will came up just short of a title failing in overtime by one point. Buettner had one of the best tournaments I have seen out of him so far this year. He defeated a couple of state qualifiers and gaining much confidence on the way. I expect big things from Will this year and his goals are set very high. This is a break out tournament for Nate; he wrestled four matches where he went all three periods and pulled out three of them by outconditioning and outworking his opponents. Wes wrestled a very nice tournament, in a pretty strong weight class. As a sophomore, he is really stepping up; the level of competition he is wrestling at is going to take him far this year. Both Justin and Alex went 2-2 but their wins were very good ones. Both guys had matches they were losing late in the last period and outworked their opponents to pull off some nice wins. St. Johns is in the Gene Kimmet Pool Tournament at Tiffin Calvert Jan. 12.

Cambridge 89, Ashland Crestview 81, Westerville South 79, Plymouth 78.5, Delaware Buckeye Valley 78, Centerburg 77.5, Marion Pleasant 70, Allen East 63, Philo 62, Elmwood 53.5, Sunbury Big Walnut 49.5, Mount Gilead 38.5, Marion Harding 31, Kenton 28, Groveport Madison 27, Gahanna Lincoln 21, Lima Senior 20, Rossford 18.5. CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES 106 Vidika (BR) dec. Daugherty (LSE) 9-2; 113 Durbin (AM) dec. White (BR) 8-1; 120 Jolliff (Fin) dec. Haynes (BV) 8-4; 126 Rooney (CSC) dec. T. Plaugher (LS) 9-6; 132 K. Plaugher (LS) dec. Messeral (TW), 9-5, OT; 138 Niner (LC) dec. Comfort (DJ) 16-9; 145 Baldridge (GN) dec. Austin Martin (DSJ) 7-1; 152 Leppla (Cam) dec. Batdorf (AC) 8-5; 160 Slife (SMM) dec. McAdoo (AE) 7-2; 170 Spieth (LC) dec. Will Buettner DSJ) 7-2; 182 Rogers (NW) dec. Shackelford (TW) 6-4, OT; 195 Beck (GN) tech. fall Weekley (NW) 20-2; 220 Mowery (DJ) dec, Baker (SH) 3-2; 285 Gilmore (TW) dec. Kontual (SH) 3-2. THIRD PLACE 106 Lucas (LS) dec. Smith (AM) 3-2; 113 Santillo (LSE) dec. Stewart (SH) 3-2; 120 Rogers (NW) dec. Hozan (BR) 6-3; 126 Hutchinson (MG) dec. Collier (LSE) 5-1; 132 Haynes (BV) dec. Staschiak (Fin) 8-2; 138 Hooff (TW) dec. Rogers (NW) 5-4; 145 Llaneza (WS) dec. Good (TW) 2-1; 152 Cannon (CSC) dec. Hensel (Cent) 12-10; 160 Trainer (WS) pinned Gillen (LC), 2:25; 170 Opp (Fin) dec. Johnson (SH) 6-5; 182 Campbell (AC) by default over Criblez (AE); 195 Perry (SMM) dec. McKinney (TW) 7-2; 220 Shank (AM) pinned Cermak (MH), 2:15; 285 Simons (SMM) pinned Nate Schroeder (DSJ), 3:30. FIFTH PLACE 106 S. Transue (DJ) by forfeit over Laney (GM); 113 J. Transue (DJ) pinned Volmar (LC), 2:04; 120 Baker (AE) maj. dec. Ice (MP) 12-0; 126 Elling (LC) dec. Tackett (Ply) 3-2; 132 Armbrecht (LC) maj. dec. Young (MP) 10-0; 138 Martin (BW) dec. Limings (SH) 7-5; 145 Obergfell (CSC) pinned Backiewicz (Cent), 4:31; 152 Wes Buettner (DSJ) dec. Butcher (Ply) 4-0; 160 Sunnafrank (Cam) by forfeit over Kowatch (AM); 170 Horn (Ply) pinned Fox (Cam), 4:22; 182 Silette (Fin) dec. Maund (BR) 7-4; 195 Stuart (LSE) pinned LaWare (Elm), 3:36; 220 Oakes (NW) by forfeit over OMalley (LSE); 285 Fairchild (MP) dec. Knox (Fin) 5-2.

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Team Standings: Thomas Worthington 183, Lakewood St. Edward B 172.5, Northwestern 135.5, Sparta Highland 130, Liberty Center 128, Ashland Mapleton 125, Dublin Jerome 124.5, St. Marys Memorial 118.5, Columbus St. Charles 110, Shawnee 104, Findlay 102.5, Black River 97.5, St. Johns and Galion Northmor 97,

freshman Tyler Roby, who drained a big three at the buzzer to send the home team to the locker room at the half winning 23-21. Ottoville coach Todd Turnwald knew the importance of that shot heading into the locker room: Tyler Roby, after probably our worst first half of basketball all year, gave a big spark right at the end of the half when he drained that big 3-pointer that put us up two. The third quarter, much like the first, saw the Lancers outscore the Big Green 13-10 and grab the lead back 34-32 after three quarters of play. Senior Kade Carey joined Williams (coming back from his injury in the first half) to contribute five points apiece for the Lancers. Foul shooting helped the Big Green come away with their win over Shawnee Friday night and this night, the same story was told. With the Lancers going cold from the field and needing to foul the Big Green (which was in the bonus all quarter long), the home squad continued its torrent hot shooting from the stripe by going 12-of -14 in the quarter and sealing the win. Austin Honigford went 4-4, Derek Schimmoeller 2-2, Ryan Honigford 4-6 and Luke Schimmoeller 2-2 from the line during the final eight minutes of play. For the game, the Big Green was 20-28 (71%) from the foul line. Turnwald continues to be pleased with his teams effort: Another tough, hard-fought win tonight. The kids did a great job and made a lot of free throws down the stretch. Luke is a 70-75% foul shooter on the season and really struggled out of the gate; I think he missed five or six just in

the first half or he could have had a 30-point night for us. Austin made four straight for us when it really counted. The Lancers (3-6) were led in scoring on the night by Williams with 14 points, followed closely by Careys 11 markers. The Lancers shot 43 percent from the field for the game (17-40) and 1-6 (17%) from the stripe. The Lancers will be back in action next weekend when they host Columbus Grove Friday night and Fort Recovery Saturday night. The Big Green (4-6) was led in scoring by Luke Schimmoeller with a gamehigh 19 points. The Big Green shot 38 percent (15-39) from the field and only turned the ball over 10 times on the night. The Big Green will play next Friday night as they travel to Crestview for a 6 p.m. JV start. In the JV game, the Lancers got the win in a 2-quarter contest 27-15. The Lancers were led by freshman Hayden Ludwig with 12 points. The Big Green was led by Roby and Dustin Trenkamp with six and four points, respectively.
VARSITY Lincolnview (40) Nick Leeth 1-0-0-2, Kade Carey 4-1-0-11, Kyle Williams 1-4-0-14, Mark Evans 0-0-0-0, Justis Dowdy 4-0-1-9, Connor McCleery 0-0-0-0, Eli Farmer 0-0-0-0, Brooks Ludwig 2-0-0-4. Totals 12-5-1/6-40. Ottoville (52) Derek Schimmoeller 2-0-4-8, Ryan Honigford 1-1-4-9, Luke Schimmoeller 6-0-7-19, Cory Fischer 0-0-0-0, Brandt Landin 4-0-0-8, Austin Honigford 0-04-4, Tyler Roby 0-1-1-4. Totals 13-220-52. Score by Quarters: Lincolnview 13- 8-13- 6 40 Ottoville 10-13- 9-20 52
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JUNIOR VARSITY Lincolnview (27) Austin Leeth 1-0-1-3, Derek Friesner 2-0-0-4, Hayden Ludwig 3-20-12, Troy Thompson 1-0-1-3, Adam Stocksdale 1-0-0-2, Chandler Adams 0-0-3-3. Totals 8-2-5-27. Ottoville (15) Tyler Roby 3-0-0-6, Matt Turnwald 1-0-0-2, Rudy Wenzlick 0-0-1-1, Dustin Trenkamp 1-0-4-6. Totals 5-0-5-15. Score by Quarters: Lincolnview 9- 18 27 Ottoville 7- 8 15

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with a damp cloth or sponge will eliminate a lot of dust. You can also use products like Grab-it or Swiffer that are treated with chemicals to attract dust. You should consider putting heavy-duty doormats in front of doorways to stem the amount of soil coming into your house. Even better: Remove your shoes upon coming inside. Install weatherproofing around doors and windows to help keep out airborne particles. Filters on heating and air conditioning systems should reduce dust. Portable air cleaners with HEPA filters are another option. Air purifiers are a less effective option than HEPA filtration, and they may emit small amounts of ozone, a gas that can worsen asthma symptoms. Ive talked about how dust in the home can trigger allergies, so youd think that dust is just plain bad. But it may not be that simple. New research indicates that newborns and very young children who grow up in relatively dirty surroundings, such as farms, may actually be protected against developing allergies and allergic diseases (such as asthma) later in life. Im not urging you to keep a dusty home for the first few years of a childs life, but someday you may hear that advice! (Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. To send questions, go to AskDoctorK.com, or write: Ask Doctor K, 10 Shattuck St., Second Floor, Boston, MA 02115.) Distributed by UClick for UFS Universal

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William D. Schroeder and Tamara A. Schroeder, 1.072 acres Sugar Creek Township and 1.224 acres Sugar Creek Township to Good Home Properties LLC. Nancy M. Gertsen and Jeff Gertsen, Lot 44, Columbus Grove, to Good Home Properties LLC. Jeffrey P. Schroeder and Louann M. Schroeder, 1.235 acres Pleasant Township to Good Home Properties LLC. Sandra I. Roebke and Donald H. Roebke, 1.00 acre Pleasant Township to Good Home Properties LLC. Ronald E. Everitt and Doris R. Everitt, Lot 38 Columbus Grove, to Lois R. Alt TR and Everitt Trust. Paul Westrick LE and Dolores Westrick LE, Lot 1404 Ottawa and parcel Liberty Township to Dennis P. Westrick, Gerald L. Westrick and Janet R. Niese. Cathy M. Hoile kna Cathy M. Hanna and Alan Robert Hanna, Lot 531 and Lot 532, Leipsic, to Jason W. Beckman and Shannon N. Beckman. Swampy Acres LLC, 66.102 acres Monterey Township to Daniel Vorst, Mary Vorst, Mark Vorst and Lisa Vorst. Troy Rampe Construction Inc., Rampe Troy Construction Inc., Unit A Bldg. 1, Silver Pines Condo, Kalida, to Derek A. Schroeder. Marguerite Breece TR, Lot 322, Lot 323, Lot 324, Lot 352 and Lot 353, Ottawa, to Darrin J. Verhoff and Cindy L. Verhoff. Robert H. Hanneman and Jane M. Hanneman, Lot 196, Glandorf, to Jeffrey T. Hanneman, Cynthia A. Burgei, Melanie A. Lauth, Amy A. Kahle and Traci A. Schierloh. James E. Warnecke and Diane J. Warnecke, 30.0 acres Pleasant Township, 79.285 Pleasant Township, 56.96 acres Union Township and 22.265 acres Union Township to James E. Warnecke TR and Diane J. Warnecke \ TR.

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2013 What youve learned from experience can be effectively used to your advantage in the year ahead, if youre brave and canny. Knowledge has much power, as youll be able to prove. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Should you find yourself involved in an incident where youre tempted to respond to pettiness with the same, do your best to rise above temptation and instead act responsibly. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- By sizing up business situations realistically, youll quickly discover that you dont have to bargain from weakness. Dont give the other party an edge that isnt there. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -A pleasant surprise might be in store, when you discover that someone whom you thought unaware of your existence instead has some very nice things to say about you. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Appearances wont matter so much at present, but a good performance will really count. Youll have little to fear if your efforts and industry live up to your promises. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- If a wily antagonist tries to pull something cute over you in front of your friends today, let this person know immediately that youre onto what s/he is trying to do. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Opportunities could be lurking in unexpected places. Dont hesitate for one minute to transform something questionable into what you always knew it could be. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Speak up and say what you believe needs to be said, and not just what you think others want to hear. Sincerity serves a constructive purpose, while evasion causes problems. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- An adversary who usually succeeds using shifty tactics will be no match for you. Youll be ready for this persons guile and will easily circumvent his or her schemes. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -Arousing the spirit of cooperation in others is something you do best when youre fully engaged. Dont hesitate to go after the support of some enthusiastic allies if you need it. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- When you are motivated by unselfishness, any arrangement you take on is likely to turn out a success. This is because you gain strength from giving and not taking. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- You are able to easily adapt to unfamiliar people or groups. Anyone who lacks your talent will be eyeing you with envy for your skill. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23Dec. 21) -- Allowing yourself to be intimidated by uncertainties or challenges will only cause more problems, especially where your work or career is concerned. Stay strong. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013 There are indications that the year ahead could turn out to be an adventurous one. There are even some strong suggestions that you might visit distant places that youve always longed to see. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- The possibilities for personal accumulation are trending in your favor. You wont have to do anything unusual -- you should be able to reap rewards through traditional channels. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -You should be rather fortunate, even in situations that involve elements of chance. This is especially true when engaged in a matter of pride, not necessarily profit. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Hanging out with some of your favorite friends could prove to be especially gratifying. If their plans dont include coming to you, then you should go to them. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Since you havent been in touch with an old chum for a very long time, take a moment to get connect. There could be some wonderful news awaiting you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- Tunnel vision can be a wonderful asset when used properly. Itll pay to focus your energies on a current situation that has much profitable potential. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- Its quite possible that you could be exposed to an important, inspirational message. Should this occur, pay special attention to it, because it could have a profound, wonderful effect. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -The possibility for further material acquisition is still active, even if you werent expecting anything in that realm. Itll be Dame Fortunes surprise. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Both family and friends will be receptive and pleased with your cooperative spirit. It will encourage them to do things for you that they wouldnt be inclined to do for others. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Dont put off urgent tasks or chores, even if you crave a day off. Procrastination will only hurt you at this juncture. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Youre not the type of person who throws his or her weight around just to get what you want, yet if you require help from others today, you might have to do so. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Time is your ally, with victory being gained through perseverance. Even if you have to work long into the day to accomplish your aims, you wont mind a bit. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- If you find yourself to be somewaht fidgety, engaging in a fun, short excursion could satisfy your restlessness. Getting out in the open air for a while should help.
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Class of 1943; Service to Mankind- Bishop Albert Ottenweller (1916-2012). December Dec. 4 The Arnold C. Dienstberger Foundation surpassed its record-breaking $305,000 grant presentation from last year during ceremonies at The Delphos Club. Twenty-nine recipients shared in $320,000, including $45,000 each to St. Johns and Delphos City Schools. Dec. 5 Trinity United Methodist held its annual Bazaar. Guests enjoyed a meal prepared by volunteers and a General Store made up of homemade candy, baked goods, jellies and jams and more. Dec. 11 Delphos City Schools politely declined an offer by the Ohio School Facilities commission for a new school building. Dec. 12 The Delphos Public Library of Board of Trustees accepted the retirement of three longtime employees: Director Nancy Mericle; Assistant Director Margaret Suever; and Technology Coordinator Jane Sadler. Kelly Rist, current assistant director at the Brumback Library, will replace Mericle. Otoville couple Aaron and Renee Burgei welcomed a girl at 12:12 p.m. on 12/12/12. Dec. 14 A 20-year-old Connecticut man killed his mother in their home in Newtown, Conn., before entering Sandy Hook Elementary and opening fire, massacring 26 people, including 20 children. The killer, Adam Lanza, who was believed to have suffered from personality disorder, then committed suicide. Dec. 15 The home of Larry and Deann Heiing and their three sons, Logan, Austin and Noah, won the Clark Griswald category and Peoples Choice award in the first-ever Betty Honigford Spirit of Christmas house-decorating contest. Other category winners were: Religious- Fetzer family at 477 S. Main St.; Nostalgic- Neumeier family at 626 N. Bredieck St.; White Elegance- Gable Family at 508 W. Second St.; Inside Out- Ladd family at 669 Leonard Ave.; and the Grand Prize went to the Hamiltons at 14595 Landeck Road. Dec. 17 Delphos City Council approved a temporary budget for 2013, hoping to trim another $800,000 from the General Fund before passing a permanent budget before April 1. Dec. 18 Fort Jennings Village Council approved fundraising

Due to the catastrophic damage caused by Superstorm Sandy on the east coast, the Delphos Veterans Council, VFW and American Legion spearheaded a relief effort, collecting supplies to send to storm victims. Items donated included generators, clothing, hygiene, cleaning and other necessities. Coordinator Rick Schuck estimated items donated at $40,000 if purchased new. (Continued from page 1) damage caused by Superstorm Sandy on the east coast, the Nov. 11 Delphos Veterans Council, Post Commanders and VFW and American Legion Presidents of the Delphos spearheaded a relief effort, VFW and American Legion collecting supplies to send to and their respective aux- storm victims. Items donated iliaries gathered with local included generators, clothresidents to honor all who ing, hygiene, cleaning and served in the military during other necessities. Coordinator Veterans Day ceremonies Rick Schuck estimated items at Veterans Memorial Park. donated at $40,000 if purWe are gathered here to chased new. The items filled honor those who have served three vehicles and were delivat home and in war far away ered over the weekend. and have died in defense Nov. 25 of our country, VFW Post The ninth annual St. Johns Commander Mike Hughes Hall of Fame Induction said. Please remember those Ceremony was held, with who are serving in the Armed four honorees. They were: Forces today. Keep them in Professional Achievementyour thoughts and prayers, Paul Baumgarte, Class for a safe return home to fam- of 1939; Arts/Athletic ily and friends. Achievement- Scott Schulte, Nov. 17 Class of 1990; Service to The Heiing home on East Third Street won the Griswald and Peoples Choice awards in the first-ever Betty Honigford Due to the catastrophic St. Johns- Johnny Giesken, Spirit of Christmas house-decorating contest.

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Todays questions: The maximum number of digits allowed on a credit card is 19, under guidelines set by the International Standards Organization and the American Standards Institute. Cards issued by American Express have 15 digits; by MasterCard and Discover, 16; and by Visa, either 13 or 16. Haitis currency is named after the gourd, known in Haiti as gourde. Todays questions: What number was assigned to the phone installed in the White House in 1879 when Rutherford B. Hayes was president? What cuddly prop did director John McTiernan work into his movies Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October? Answers in Wednesdays Herald. Happy New Year in other languages: German: Frohes neues Jahr / prost Neujahr Greek: eutichismenos o kainourgios chronos (we wish you a happy new year) Hawaiian: hauoli makahiki hou Welsh: blwyddyn newydd dda