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Conventions and Visitors
The year was 1912. The
American automobile industry
was in its infancy, having been
started in 1891 when John
Lambert built his Buckeye
gasoline buggy in the small vil-
lage of Ohio City. Henry Ford
began building cars in 1896
and started his own company,
the Ford Motor Company in
1903. Nine years later, those
who could afford to buy an
automobile did so more for
the novelty than practicality.
In 1912, there were almost no
good roads to speak of in the
United States. The relatively
few miles of improved road
were only around towns and
cities. A road was “improved”
if it was graded; one was
lucky to have gravel or brick.
Asphalt and concrete were yet
to come. Most of the 2.5 mil-
lion miles of roads were just
dirt: bumpy and dusty in dry
weather, impassable in wet
weather. Worse yet, the roads
didn’t really lead anywhere.
They spread out aimlessly
from the center of the settle-
ment. To get from one settle-
ment to another, it was much
easier to take the train.
Living in Indianapolis,
Indiana, Carl Fisher developed
a plan that wouldn’t go away.
Fisher was man of ideas. His
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
was a success, and he would
later turn a swamp into one
of the greatest beach resorts
– Miami Beach, Florida.
However, in 1912, he dreamed
of another grand idea: a high-
way spanning the continent,
from coast to coast. He called
his idea the Coast-to-Coast
Rock Highway.
The gravel road would
cost about $10 million.
Communities along the route
would provide the equipment
and in return would receive
free materials and a place
along America’s first trans-
continental highway. The
highway would be finished in
time for the 1915 Panama-
Pacific Exposition and would
run from the exposition’s host
city, San Francisco, to New
York City.
To fund this scheme,
Fisher asked for cash dona-
tions from auto manufactur-
ers and accessory compa-
nies of one percent of their
revenues. The public could
become members of the
highway organization for a
donation of $5 Henry Ford
refused to support the plan,
but the country had become
so enthusiastic about the
highway that Fisher would
not give up. Two men from
the automobile industry who
pledged money to the proj-
ect were Frank Seiberling,
president of Goodyear,
and Henry Joy, president
of the Packard Motor Car
Company. It was Joy’s idea
to name the highway after
Abraham Lincoln. Congress
was considering spending
$1.7 million on a marble
memorial to Lincoln; but
Joy thought a good road
across the country would be
a better tribute to the late
And so it was that in 1913,
construction of the transconti-
nental highway began. Several
different routes were mapped
out, but the final decision rest-
ed on directness. By bypassing
many scenic attractions and
larger cities along the way,
narrow winding roadways and
congestion would be avoid-
ed. This thinking brought the
Lincoln Highway right to our
In 2013, the nation will
observe the Lincoln Highway’s
100th birthday. There will be
celebrations throughout the
year in communities all along
its 5,869 miles. Van Wert will
be no exception. There will be
hundreds of classic cars in three
tours coming through our city
in May, June and July, and we
are planning our own local cel-
ebration to mark the occasion.
A volunteer committee
made up of the Van Wert
Area Convention and Visitors
Bureau, Main Street Van
Wert, representatives of the
Van Wert County Historical
Society and interested com-
munity members had started to
work on our celebration plans.
One of the projects we are
working on is a booklet trac-
ing the history of the Lincoln
Highway through Van Wert
County. We are asking for
the public’s help in locating
photographs of homes, farms,
businesses, and other build-
ings found along the Lincoln
Highway between the years
1915 and 1930. Some of you
may have family photos with
some of these buildings in the
background, or perhaps your
family once owned a farm or
business along the Lincoln
Highway and you might still
have an old photo tucked away
somewhere that could be used.
We urge you to look in
boxes or trunks or drawers
where old pictures could be
stored and maybe forgotten,
but now can be used for a very
worthwhile project. We would
also be interested in stories
you may remember concern-
ing events that happened along
the Lincoln Highway during
this time period.
Photographs and stories
may be shared at the offices
of the Convention and Visitors
Bureau and Main Street Van
Wert located at 136 E. Main
Street. Or you can us at 419-
238-3978 or 419-238-6911.
Van Wert CVB looking for
Lincoln Highway stories
Highs in
the mid
clear in
the evening. Not as cold.
Lows around 30.
Highs in the
lower 40s.
Partly cloudy
in the eveningwith a 20 per-
cent chance of snow showers.
Windy. Lows around 20.
Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow showers.
Highs around 15. Lows around 10.
Highs in
the lower
cloudy in the evening with a
30 percent chance of snow
showers. Lows around 10.
Child sex case ends in 8-year prison sentence
Times Bulletin Editor
Wert man who was origi-
nally arrested on a charge
of rape of a person under
the age of 13 was sentenced
to an eight-year prison term
on a reduced charge of
sexual battery, a felony of
the second degree. As part
of the sentence, George
Tromblay, 56, was also
classified as a Tier Three
sex offender and must reg-
ister with law enforcement
every 90 days for the rest
of his life.
At Wednesday’s sen-
tencing hearing in Van Wert
County Court of Common
Pleas, Tromblay offered an
apology for his actions but
the mother of the young
victim also spoke out.
“This man, for years,
took my daughter’s inno-
cence. He was like part of
the family. We trusted him.
He looked us straight in
our faces, knowing what he
was doing since my daugh-
ter was six years old,” the
woman stated as she choked
back tears. She stated that
her daughter had not said
anything for fear Tromblay
would not be friends with
the family anymore.
Judge Charles D. Steele
gave Tromblay credit for
220 days already served in
custody during the legal
process and told Tromblay
that after the prison sen-
tence, there would be five
years of post-release con-
trol as well as the reporting
requirement. Tromblay was
arrested in the case back in
June of 2012.
Also sentenced on
Wednesday was Scott
Spry, 36, Van Wert who
was placed on community
control for three years on a
fourth-degree felony charge
of aggravated trafficking in
drugs. Spry’s sentence also
includes a pair of 30-day
jail terms, 100 hours of
community service, sub-
stance abuse treatment, a
six-month drivers license
suspension, restitution
of $120 to the Van Wert
Police Department, as well
as fees and court costs. A
nine-month prison sentence
was deferred pending the
successful completion of
community control.
Kyle Barnes, 26, Van
Wert, was sentenced to
up to six months at the
WORTH Center in Lima
as part of three years of
community control. Barnes
admitted to violating the
terms of his probation by
testing positive for mari-
juana, not reporting to his
probation officer since
August and not doing his
required community ser-
Megan Wannemacher,
27, Van Wert, was also
sent to the WORTH Center
as part of three years
of community control.
Wannemacher admitted to
violating her parole terms
by not reporting to her pro-
bation office since October,
not paying court costs and
restitution and completing
only 20 hours of the 200
required hours of commu-
nity service.
Klarisa Mendoza, 25, Van
Wert, was in court to answer
to a parole violation caused
by being unsuccessfully ter-
minated from the WORTH
Center. Her hearing was con-
tinued until today to give
the court time to get more
Gary Stephens, 55,
Convoy, pleaded no contest
to fifth-degree felony break-
ing and entering. Stephens’
plea was part of a plea deal
that saw a burglary charge
against him dismissed.
George Tromblay (right), seen above at his sentencing
hearing on Wednesday, was given an eight-year prison
sentence for sexual battery. The charge stems from a series
of incidents with a young girl, beginning when the girl was
only six years old. (Times Bulletin/Ed Gebert)
See COURT, page 2
Sheriffs, state lawmakers
push back on gun control
(AP) — From Oregon
to Mississippi, President
Barack Obama’s proposed
ban on new assault weap-
ons and large-capacity maga-
zines struck a nerve among
rural lawmen and lawmak-
ers, many of whom vowed
to ignore any restrictions —
and even try to stop federal
officials from enforcing gun
policy in their jurisdictions.
“A lot of sheriffs are
now standing up and saying,
‘Follow the Constitution’,”
said Josephine County Sheriff
Gil Gilbertson, whose territo-
ry covers the timbered moun-
tains of southwestern Oregon.
But their actual powers to
defy federal law are limited.
And much of the impassioned
rhetoric amounts to politi-
cal posturing until — and
if — Congress acts. Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid,
a Democrat, said Wednesday
it’s unlikely an assault weap-
ons ban would actually pass
the House of Representatives.
Absent action by Congress,
all that remains are 23 execu-
tive orders Obama announced
that apply only to the fed-
eral government, not local or
state law enforcement. Gun
advocates have seen Obama
as an enemy despite his
expression of support for the
interpretation of the Second
Amendment as a personal
right to have guns. So his call
for new measures — includ-
ing background checks for all
gun buyers and Senate con-
firmation of a director of the
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives —
triggered new vows of defi-
ance. In Mississippi, Gov.
Phil Bryant, a Republican,
urged the Legislature to make
it illegal to enforce any exec-
utive order by the president
that violates the Constitution.
“If someone kicks open my
door and they’re entering my
home, I’d like as many bul-
lets as I could to protect my
children, and if I only have
three, then the ability for me
to protect my family is greatly
diminished,” Bryant said. “And
what we’re doing now is say-
ing, ‘We’re standing against
the federal government taking
away our civil liberties’.”
Tennessee Republican state
Rep. Joe Carr wants to make it
a state crime for federal agents
to enforce any ban on firearms
or ammunition. Carr instead
called for more armed guards
at schools.
“We’re tired of political
antics, cheap props of using
children as bait to gin up
emotional attachment for
an issue that quite honestly
doesn’t solve the problem,”
Carr said.
Legislative proposals to
pre-empt new federal gun
restrictions also have arisen in
Wyoming, Utah and Alaska.
A Wyoming bill specifies
that any federal limitation on
guns would be unenforceable.
It also would make it a state
felony for federal agents to
try to enforce restrictions.
“I think there are a lot
of people who would want
to take all of our guns if
they could,” said co-spon-
sor Rep. Kendell Kroeker,
a Republican. “And they’re
only restrained by the opposi-
tion of the people, and other
lawmakers who are con-
cerned about our rights.”
Republican state Sen.
Larry Hicks credited
Wyoming’s high rate of gun
ownership for a low rate of
gun violence.
“Our kids grow up around
firearms, and they also grow
up hunting, and they know
what the consequences are
of taking a life,” Hicks said.
“We’re not insulated from the
real world in Wyoming.”
First Energy
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Some area residents
may receive an additional
letter from First Energy
Solutions regarding the
city’s aggregation.
These letters were
sent out in error and
can be disregarded.
For more information,
call First Energy Solutions
at 866-636-3749.
Project Recycle
set for Saturday
Delphos Project Recycle
will be offered from 9-11:30
a.m. Saturday at Pacific
Pride Fuel and Wash behind
Double A Trailer Sales
on East Fifth Street.
All contain-
ers must be clean.
Plastic and glass
can be comingled.
Items that need to be
separated are: tin cans,
magazines, newspaper, alu-
minum and clean cardboard.
Recycle does not accept
styrofoam, salt or feed bags,
window or ornamental glass,
TVs or computer monitors.
Computer and electi-
cal equipment and bat-
teries are accepted.
Proceeds ben-
efit Girl Scouts and
Columbian Squires.
Cage tickets on sale
Both St. John’s and
Jefferson are selling pre-
sale boys basketball tickets
for games this weekend.
The Blue Jays are at New
Knoxville with a 6:30 p.m.
(JV) tip Friday. Adult tick-
ets and all those at the gate
are $6; student cost is $4.
Tickets will be sold during
normal high school office
hours until 1 p.m. on Friday.
Jefferson is selling pre-
sale tix at all four City
School buildings and the
Administration Building
for its road games at
Lincolnview Friday and
home game with Pandora-
Gilboa Saturday for $5 for
adults and $5 for students;
all tix at the doors are $6.
Girls Basketball (6 p.m.):
Lincolnview at Jefferson
(NWC); Fort Jennings
at Continental (PCL);
Spencerville at Columbus
Grove (NWC); Shawnee
at Elida (WBL); Van Wert
at Bath (WBL); Paulding
at Crestview (NWC); New
Knoxville at St. John’s
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2 – The Herald Thursday, January 17, 2013
For The Record
The Delphos
Vol. 143 No. 155
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Delphos Herald, Inc.
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Teen, his mother rescued
from icy flood waters
Delphos weather
Police arrest
2 men after
gunfire hits
Fairy Sterling
Delphos man
arrested on
violence charge
High temperature
Wednesday in Delphos was
34 degrees, low was 27. High
a year ago today was 53, low
was 30. Record high for today
is 59, set in 1984. Record low
is -8, set in 1989.
men have been arrested after
authorities say bullets from
an assault rifle they were fir-
ing traveled into the homes of
residents 500 yards away.
The Akron Beacon Journal
reports the panicked home-
owners called 911 to report
sounds of rapid gunfire hit-
ting their houses in Montville
Township in northeast Ohio.
Bullets became lodged into
walls and a microwave.
Sgt. Matthew Neil of the
Montville Township police
says officers went to inves-
tigate the shots and a second
round of gunfire started. An
office reported hearing bullets
going over his head.
Neil said the two men were
shooting at paper targets with
no back stop, and they had
been drinking.
Officers seized an AK-47
assault rifle with 628 rounds
and three handguns.
Fairy Sterling, 89, of
Delphos died Wednesday at
Vancrest Healthcare Center.
Arrangements are incom-
plete at Harter and Schier
Funeral Home.
At 10:18 p.m. on
Wednesday, Delphos Police
were called to the 600 block of
East Fifth
S t r e e t
in refer-
ence to a
domest i c
vi ol ence
at a resi-
dence in
that area.
U p o n
of f i cer s’
a r r i v a l ,
they spoke with the subjects
involved and the victim and
witness in the matter refused
to fill out paperwork or pursue
charges in the altercation.
Officers did find enough
probable cause to arrest Derek
Wisher, age 25 of Delphos,
on charges of domestic vio-
lence. Wisher was transported
to the Allen County Jail and
will appear in Lima Municipal
Court on the charge.
The Associated Press
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy.
Lows 15 to 20. West winds 5
to 15 mph.
FRIDAY: Partly cloudy.
Highs in the mid 30s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph
becoming 15 to 20 mph in the
clear. Not as cold. Lows
around 30. Southwest winds
15 to 20 mph.
cloudy. Windy. Highs in the
lower 40s. Southwest winds
20 to 30 mph.
Partly cloudy with a 20 per-
cent chance of snow showers.
Windy. Lows around 20.
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy.
Highs in the lower 20s.
JR. DAY: Mostly cloudy
with a 30 percent chance of
snow showers. Lows around
10. Highs around 15.
Partly cloudy. Lows 5 to 10
TUESDAY: Partly cloudy
with a 20 percent chance of
snow showers. Highs around
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Stephens faces up to 12
months in prison when he is
sentenced on March 6.
A Van Wert woman plead-
ed guilty to four third-degree
felony charges of aggravat-
ed trafficking in drugs on
Wednesday. Patricia Bigham,
29, was accused of selling
oxycodone on Oct. 21, 2011,
and selling morphine on Oct.
26, Nov. 1, and Nov. 3 that
same year. Two of the counts
were reduced from second-
degree felonies. As part of
that plea agreement, Bigham
agreed to pay $2,854 in res-
titution to the West Central
Ohio Crime Task Force. She
faces up to 12 years in prison
and up to $40,000 in fines
when she is sentenced on
March 13.
Zachary Baker, 25, Van
Wert, entered a guilty plea
to one count of possession
of drugs, a felony of the fifth
degree. Baker was caught
with heroin on Sept. 27,
2012. A second drug posses-
sion charge was dismissed in
exchange for the guilty plea.
Baker will be sentenced on
March 6.
Audrey Houser, 34, Van
Wert, pleaded guilty to aggra-
vated trafficking in drugs, a
felony of the fourth degree in
a negotiated plea. The charge
stems from a June 19, 2012
incident when she was alleg-
edly selling oxycodone. Two
similar charges were dropped
in exchange for her guilty
plea. Houser will be sen-
tenced on March 13.
Tyler Torrey, 20, Convoy,
was granted treatment in lieu
of conviction after pleaded
guilty to to fifth-degree felo-
ny counts of drug trafficking,
linked to incidents on July
23-24, 2013. A third traffick-
ing charge was dismissed in
the plea agreement. Torrey
will have one year to success-
fully complete his treatment
program in order to have the
current charges dismissed.
Also on Wednesday, Paula
Wilder, 57, Van Wert entered
a not guilty plea to a sec-
ond-degree felony charge of
endangering children. Wilder
was released on bond with a
pretrial hearing set for Jan.
northeast Ohio school dis-
trict plans to allow a sci-
ence teacher to carry a
firearm during class — a
move the superintendent
says was prompted by last
month’s mass shooting at
a Connecticut elementary
WEWS-TV in Cleveland
reports that the science teach-
er at Orrville City Schools
is also an officer with the
nearby Lawrence Township
Police Department.
Orrville City Schools
Superintendent Jon Ritchie
says there was little opposi-
tion to the move from the
district, which is about an
hour southwest of Cleveland.
Ritchie says the district
approached the teacher about
the idea. He says it saves the
schools from hiring security
Orrville resident Nicole
Walker tells the station that
having someone inside her
children’s school following
the Newtown, Conn., shoot-
ing puts her mind even more
at ease.
Ohio school votes to arm
science teacher with gun
Conrad Bain of ’Diff’rent Strokes’ dead at 89
The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Conrad
Bain, a veteran stage and film
actor who became a star in
middle age as the kindly white
adoptive father of two young
African-American brothers
in the TV sitcom “Diff’rent
Strokes,” has died.
Bain died Monday of natu-
ral causes in his hometown of
Livermore, Calif., according to
his daughter, Jennifer Bain. He
was 89.
The show that made him
famous debuted on NBC
in 1978, an era when tele-
vision comedies tackled rel-
evant social issues. “Diff’rent
Strokes” touched on serious
themes but was known bet-
ter as a family comedy that
drew most of its laughs from
its standout child actor, Gary
Bain played wealthy
Manhattan widower Philip
Drummond, who promised his
dying housekeeper he would
raise her sons, played by
Coleman and Todd Bridges.
Race and class relations
became topics on the show as
much as the typical trials of
growing up.
Coleman, with his sparkling
eyes and perfect comic timing,
became an immediate star, and
Bain, with his long training as
a theater actor, proved an ideal
straight man. The series lasted
six seasons on NBC and two
on ABC.
In the show’s heyday,
Bain didn’t mind being over-
shadowed by the focus on the
show’s children. He praised
Coleman and Bridges as natu-
ral talents without egos.
But “Diff’rent Strokes”
is remembered mostly for its
child stars’ adult troubles.
Coleman, who died in 2010,
had financial and legal prob-
lems in addition to continuing
ill health from the kidney dis-
ease that stunted his growth and
required transplants. Bridges
and Dana Plato, who played
Bain’s teenage daughter, both
had arrest records and drug
problems, and Plato died of an
overdose in 1999 at age 34.
Bain said in interviews later
that he struggled to talk about
his TV children’s troubled
lives because of his love for
them. After Bridges started to
put his drug troubles behind
him in the early 1990s, he
told Jet magazine that Bain
had become like a real father
to him.
Bain went directly into
“Diff’rent Strokes” from
another comedy, “Maude,”
which aired on CBS from 1972
to 1978.
As Dr. Arthur Harmon, the
conservative neighbor often
zinged by Bea Arthur’s lib-
eral feminist, Bain became so
convincing as a doctor that a
woman once stopped him in an
airport seeking medical advice.
At a nostalgia gathering in
1999, he lamented the fading
of situation comedies that he
said were about something.
“I think they got off the
track when they first hired a
standup comic to do the lead,”
he said. “Instead of people cre-
ating real situations, you get
people trying to act funny.”
Before those television
roles, Bain had appeared
occasionally in films, includ-
ing “A Lovely Way to Die,”
“Coogan’s Bluff,” “The
Anderson Tapes,” “I Never
Sang for My Father” and
Woody Allen’s “Bananas.”
He also played the clerk at
the Collinsport Inn in the
1960s television show “Dark
A native of Lethbridge,
Alberta, Canada, Bain arrived
in New York in 1948 after
serving in the Canadian army
during World War II. He was
still studying at the American
Academy of Dramatic Arts
when he acquired his first role
on television’s “Studio One.”
A quick study who
could play anything from
Shakespeare to O’Neill, he
found work in stock compa-
nies in the United States and
the Bahamas, making his New
York debut in 1956 as Larry
Slade in “The Iceman Cometh”
at the Circle in the Square.
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 17,
the 17th day of 2013. There
are 348 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in
On Jan. 17, 1963, Attorney
General Robert F. Kennedy,
appearing as amicus curiae
(friend of the court) before
the U.S. Supreme Court, told
the justices in Gray v. Sanders
that Georgia’s county unit
voting system in Democratic
primaries discriminated
against urban voters. (The
court later struck down the
county unit system, citing the
concept of “one person, one
On this date:
In 1562, French Protestants
were recognized under the
Edict of St. Germain.
In 1863, British politician
and statesman David
Lloyd George was born in
Manchester, England.
In 1893, the 19th
president of the United
States, Rutherford B. Hayes,
died in Fremont, Ohio, at
age 70. Hawaii’s monarchy
was overthrown as a group
of businessmen and sugar
planters forced Queen
Lili’uokalani (lee-LEE’-
oo-oh-kah-LAH’-nee) to
In 1917, the United States
paid Denmark $25 million for
the Virgin Islands.
In 1929, the cartoon
character Popeye the Sailor
made his debut in the
“Thimble Theatre” comic
In 1945, Soviet and Polish
forces liberated Warsaw
during World War II; Swedish
diplomat Raoul Wallenberg,
credited with saving tens
of thousands of Jews,
disappeared in Hungary while
in Soviet custody.
In 1950, the Great Brink’s
Robbery took place as seven
masked men held up a Brink’s
garage in Boston, stealing
$1.2 million in cash and $1.5
million in checks and money
orders. (Although the entire
gang was caught, only part of
the loot was recovered.)
Corn $7.46
Wheat $7.60
Soybeans $14.50
A boy was born Jan. 16 to
Jennifer Johnson and Dustin
Osting of Delphos.
Times Bulletin News Writer
WREN - A flooded roadway caused a
local driver and his mother a very cold, wet
experience on Tuesday night.
Around 8:20 p.m. the Van Wert Sheriff’s
Office received a 911 call from a mother
reporting that her son had driven into the
high water on St. Rd. 49, south of Piqua
Rd. and was stuck there. The driver of the
vehicle, Jared Moses, went around barri-
cades on the road and crossed one section
of flooded highway and was trying to get
through a second flooded area when the car
stopped in the water which was a foot-and-
a-half feet deep across the road.
When deputies arrived, Moses was still
inside the car. He climbed out onto the top
of the car at the request of a deputy. Moses
advised authorities that only his feet were wet
and he was otherwise fine.
The Willshire Fire Department and the
Wren squad arrived next on the scene. The
Van Wert Fire Department was also dis-
patched for a water rescue. A Samaritan
helicopter was put on standby and was later
requested to fly to the Wren ballpark.
Moses soon notified personnel that he
could no longer feel anything from the
waist down from the cold as he was not
dressed to be exposed to cold temperatures
for a long period of time. A crew from the
Van Wert Fire Department soon arrived
with a boat. Rescuers took the boat out
to the vehicle which was about 50 yards
from the edge of the water on the roadway.
Moses was rescued from the stranded vehi-
cle and was checked over by paramedics.
The night was not over for responding per-
sonnel though. Moses got into a vehicle with
his mother, Robyn E. Moles of Willshire, but
when she tried to drive around some high
water, she drove off the left side of the road
and had to be retrieved by the water rescue
squad. Both vehicles were towed from the
Thursday, January 17, 2013 The Herald –3
Ohio warns of
potential fraud in
use of mobile app
Ohio university’s
rules questioned
Ohio university’s
rules questioned
Gambling foes
Kasich over slots
Injections could
help fight Asian
beetle in Ohio
State officials are warning
Ohioans about the potential
for fraud and identity theft
from smartphone applications
that claim to offer access to
account balances for cash and
food assistance programs.
The mobile apps costing
less than $2 require users to
provide confidential financial
The Ohio Department of
Job and Family Services said
Wednesday the agency does
not recommend purchasing
or downloading this type of
app, which isn’t approved
by the state or its partners.
The department says it never
charges individuals for access
to account information. The
agency is directing people to
check their account informa-
tion on the state’s secure web-
The Associated Press
eral judge has ruled that
Ohio health authorities must
begin providing or pay-
ing for an intensive treat-
ment for an autistic 2-year-
old whose parents say was
denied federally mandated
Robert and Holly Young
of Williamsburg filed a law-
suit in Cincinnati last month
accusing the state of dis-
criminating against children
with autism by failing to
provide a treatment known
as applied behavioral analy-
sis. The ruling this week
ordered their son Roman’s
treatment to be provided or
paid for as the case pro-
ceeds. It follows an earlier
order for provision of basic
U.S. District Judge
Michael Barrett ordered the
Ohio Department of Health
and Clermont County’s
board of developmental dis-
abilities to provide or pay
for the intensive therapy of
40 hours a week that costs
some $2,750 weekly.
It’s the latest develop-
ment in a case that could
affect how other autis-
tic children are cared for
in Ohio. “We’re just over-
joyed,” Holly Young told
The Cincinnati Enquirer on
Tuesday. “We’re so excited,
so hopeful.”
The Department of Health
won’t comment on the law-
suit, but a spokesman has
said federal guidelines don’t
specifically require states to
provide applied behavioral
analysis. The lawsuit came
just days before Gov. John
Kasich expressed his sup-
port of a plan for the state
to require health insurance
companies to cover therapy
and treatment for children
with autism starting in 2014.
The ruling is complicated
because Roman, who was
diagnosed with moderate to
severe autism, turns 3 next
week. He will be covered
under a different part of the
law applying to older chil-
dren with disabilities, but
that doesn’t affect the pro-
vision of intervention ser-
vices, Barrett concluded.
In issuing the tempo-
rary order, the judge found
that the Youngs estab-
lished a likelihood of suc-
cess on their claims that
the Ohio health department
and Clermont board vio-
lated the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act.
Under the act, states are
required to provide early
intervention services for
children with autism, a
developmental disorder
characterized by difficulties
communicating, emotional
detachment and excessively
rigid or repetitive behav-
ior, among other symptoms.
States get federal money to
provide the treatment, with
the goal of turning chil-
dren with autism into self-
sufficient adults who won’t
have to depend on public
The Youngs said the
state repeatedly denied their
requests for the intensive
therapy, offering just two
hours of speech therapy a
month. They say autism
experts had recommended
Roman get more than 40
hours of the intensive treat-
ment a week, much of it
one-on-one with a therapist.
The lawsuit seeks more than
$3 million in compensatory
damages for the Young fam-
ily and a declaration that the
state “systemically violates
the rights of infants and tod-
dlers with disabilities when
it unilaterally and categori-
cally excludes certain inten-
sive early intervention ser-
Administrators at the
University of Toledo say
budget woes could force full-
time professors to teach more,
increase class sizes and reduce
course offerings.
The Blade newspaper
reports the university presented
the proposed rules for profes-
sors’ workloads to deans and
department heads last week.
The university’s provost and
executive vice president for
academic affairs says the rules
stem from a projected budget
deficit of more than $30 mil-
lion for the 2014 fiscal year.
Scott Scarborough says the
workloads aren’t “out of line.”
But some professors have
questioned the impact the
proposed rules could have on
teaching quality.
Tenured and tenure-track
professors would be expected
to teach up to the contractual
maximum of 12 credit hours
each semester. They would be
guaranteed 20 percent of their
time for unfunded research.
court is about to hear an anti-
gambling group’s appeal in a
case challenging Ohio Gov.
John Kasich’s authority to
allow slots-like video lottery
terminals at the state’s seven
horse tracks.
The Ohio Roundtable was
denied legal standing in May
to bring its suit, which alleges
Kasich and others violated the
Constitution by expanding the
lottery without asking voters.
The Roundtable on Thursday
is asking the 10th District
Court of Appeals in Columbus
to reverse the lower court and
allow the case to go forward.
After Ohio voters approved
construction of four casinos in
2009, Kasich cut a deal worth
$150 million to the state that
added VLTs to the state lottery
and allowed so-called racinos.
One such facility has
already opened at Scioto
Downs in Columbus.
The government is proposing
to inject healthy trees with
pesticides to help battle the
tree-killing Asian longhorned
beetle in southwest Ohio.
The beetle was discovered in
a Clermont County area east
of Cincinnati in June 2011.
The Columbus Dispatch
reports that U.S. Department
of Agriculture officials on
Wednesday proposed pesticide
injections for some healthy
trees in areas near infested
trees. The plan had been to
destroy every tree as far as a
half-mile from infested trees to
starve the invasive bug.
So far, about 9,000 infested
trees have been destroyed.
The injections are still a
proposal, which is open to pub-
lic comment until Feb. 16.
The beetles are believed to
have arrived in cargo ship-
ments from Asia. The first
reported U.S. infestation was
in 1996 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
E - The Environmental
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard that simply
painting your roof white can reduce house-
hold electricity bills by 40 percent. Is this
something any of us can do?
—Susan Pierson, Sumter, SC
Yes anyone can do it—and the benefits can
be significant, especially for those in warmer
climates who expend a lot of energy keeping
cool. But most of the world’s roofs, including
on some 90 percent of buildings in the U.S.,
are dark-colored.
Dark colored roofs absorb more heat from
the sun’s rays than light colored ones, and as
such get much hotter. A black roof exposed
to full sun can increase in temperature by as
much as 90 °F (50 °C), meaning the air condi-
tioning inside has to work that much harder to
compensate for the added heat load.
But a white or reflective roof typically
increases temperatures only 10-25 °F (5–14
°C) above ambient air temperatures during the
day. This translates into a savings of up to 15
percent on air conditioning energy use over a
year for a typical one-story residence, accord-
ing to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
The upshot of this energy savings is not only
cost savings for the consumer—annual energy
bill savings of 20-40 percent aren’t uncom-
mon for single story homes in America’s
Sun Belt—but also reduced air pollution and
greenhouse gas emissions generated in the
production of electricity.
A white roof also helps keep buildings and
houses without air conditioning cooler in the
summer than they would otherwise be. And
it also helps mitigate the “urban heat island
effect” whereby a city can be 6-8 °F warmer
than its surrounding areas on warm summer
The non-profit White Roof Project pro-
motes the concept across the U.S. and last
year painted some 30 buildings, helping hun-
dreds of families lower their energy bills in
the process.
“A white roof project is low cost, easy
to implement, relieves stress on the power
grid, cuts down on smog, and creates tangible
change for individuals, our communities, and
even globally,” reports the group, which is
looking to expand its work across the country
significantly in 2013 and expand internation-
ally in 2014.
The White Roof Projects gives away
instructions (via a free downloadable “DIY
Packet”) to help do-it-yourselfers paint their
own roofs white without hiring a painter or
roofer. All it takes is a few painting supplies, a
couple of cans of highly reflective elastomeric
white paint, and a plan for how to cover all
relevant surfaces properly and safely. Those
who would rather hire someone to do the lad-
der climbing and paint application can hire
any local painter or roofer.
While green roofs may be preferable from
a strictly environmental perspective in that
they contain plants that filter pollutants and
reduce run-off, white roofs may indeed pro-
vide moreoverall environmental benefit for
the cost of a couple of cans of special white
paint. Indeed, painting the roof white might be
the best energy efficiency improvement you
can make to your building or house.
EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy
Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered
trademark of E - The Environmental Magazine
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Some 90 percent of U.S. buildings have dark-colored roofs which, when exposed to full
sun can increase in temperature by as much as 90 degrees. A white roof typically increases
temperatures only 10-25 degrees above ambient air temperatures during the day. Pic-
tured: The White Roof Project at work. (White Roof Project photo)
JAN. 17-19
THURSDAY: Sue Vasquez. Sue Schwinnen, Joyce
Feathers, Linda Spring, Delores German and Martha Etzkorn.
FRIDAY: Darlene Kemper, Norma Vonderembse, Mary
Lou Schulte and Marge Kaverman.
SATURDAY: Lyn Rhoads, Linda Spring, Julie Fuerst and
Helen Bonifas.
THRIFT SHOP HOURS: 5-7 p.m. Thursday; 1-4 p.m.
Friday; and 9 a.m.- noon Saturday.
Anyone who would like to volunteer should contact
Catharine Gerdemann, 419-695-8440; Alice Heidenescher,
419-692-5362; Linda Bockey 419-692-7145; or Lorene
Jettinghoff, 419-692-7331.
If help is needed, contact the Thrift Shop at 419-692-2942
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and leave a message.
WEEK OF JAN. 21-25
MONDAY: No seniorl luncheon cafe. Closed in obser-
vance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
TUESDAY: Chicken breast, oven-browned potatoes,peas,
roll, margarine, jello with fruit, coffee and 2% milk.
WEDNESDAY: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas and car-
rots, bread, margarine, fruit, coffee and 2% milk.
THURSDAY: Cubed steak, gravy, mashed potatoes,
stewed tomatoes, wheat bread, peaches, coffee and 2% milk.
FRIDAY: Chili soup, grilled cheese, potato chips, dessert,
coffee and 2% milk.
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The Associated Press
State University will pay
$268,000 and replace its med-
ical lab director as part of a
settlement with federal health
authorities over the mishan-
dling of test samples at the
university’s medical center
clinical lab, the university
announced Wednesday
The university will also
conduct additional training
for lab personnel as part of
the settlement, which allows
the university to continue to
own, operate and manage its
laboratories without inter-
ruption and keep its federal
certification. As a result, the
university can continue to
receive Medicare payments
for services.
At issue were quality con-
trol samples the government
says were improperly sent from
the university’s clinical lab to
other hospital laboratories,
including the Mayo Clinic in
Minnesota, in violation of uni-
versity and federal policies that
prohibit samples from being
analyzed elsewhere.
The tracking involved
dummy samples and no
patients were affected, the
university said. Ohio State,
which reported the mistake
to the government, said the
mishandling was an accident
and won’t happen again. The
Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services said for
months that it was proceed-
ing with sanctions that would
have included loss of the
lab’s certification and a ban
on receiving Medicare pay-
ments. The government reit-
erated its position in a Dec.
11 administrative court filing
calling for sanctions against
the university.
The university told the
government in June that such
sanctions would have dire
consequences for patients and
doctors throughout central
Dr. Daniel Sedmak, a pro-
fessor of pathology and long-
time Ohio State doctor, was
named the lab’s new medical
director. He replaces former
director Dr. Amy Gewirtz,
who will continue her work at
the medical center.
The settlement allows the
hospital lab’s work to contin-
ue, said Larry Anstine, CEO
of the Ohio State University
Hospital. “Last year the labs
performed more than nine
million tests and many of
those tests are unique and not
widely available at other test-
ing facilities,” Anstine said in
a statement Wednesday.
Ohio State settles medical lab sanctions case
“A politician is a person with whose politics you don’t agree; if you agree with him
he’s a statesman.” — David Lloyd George (1863-1945)
4 — The Herald Thursday, January 17, 2013
Moderately confused
The Associated Press
President Barack Obama’s
sweeping gun-control pack-
age faces an uncertain future
on Capitol Hill, where major-
ity House Republicans are
rejecting his proposals while
the president’s allies in the
Democratic-controlled Senate
are stopping well short of
pledging immediate action.
The fate of his plan could
ultimately hinge on a hand-
ful of moderate Democratic
senators. Although they are
unlikely to endorse the presi-
dent’s call for banning assault
weapons, they might go along
with other proposals, such
as requiring universal back-
ground checks on gun pur-
Several of these sena-
tors responded warily after
Obama unveiled his propos-
als Wednesday with the chal-
lenge that “Congress must act
“I will look closely at all
proposals on the table, but
we must use common sense
and respect our Constitution,”
said Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.
Tester told the Missoulian
newspaper in his home
state recently that he sup-
ports background checks but
doesn’t think an assault weap-
ons ban would have stopped
the shootings at an elemen-
tary school in Newtown,
Conn., where a gunman mas-
sacred 20 children and six
adults before turning the gun
on himself.
Obama’s proposals came
a month after the shootings
in Newtown, which he has
called the worst day of his
presidency. His announce-
ments capped a swift and
wide-ranging effort, led by
Vice President Joe Biden, to
respond to the deaths.
The $500 million plan
marks the most comprehen-
sive effort to tighten gun laws
in nearly two decades. It also
sets up a tough political fight
with Congress as Obama
starts his second term needing
Republican support to meet
three looming fiscal dead-
lines and pass comprehensive
immigration reform.
“I will put everything I’ve
got into this, and so will Joe,”
the president said. “But I tell
you, the only way we can
change is if the American
people demand it.”
Seeking to circumvent at
least some opposition, Obama
signed 23 executive actions
Wednesday, including orders
to make more federal data
available for background
checks and end a freeze on
government research on gun
violence. But he acknowl-
edged that the steps he took
on his own would have less
impact than the broad mea-
sures requiring approval from
Capitol Hill. He is also calling
for limiting ammunition mag-
azines to 10 rounds or less.
“To make a real and last-
ing difference, Congress, too,
must act,” Obama said.
The question now is how
and whether that happens.
House GOP leaders have
made clear they’ll wait for
the Senate to act first, since
they see no need to move
on the contentious topic if it
doesn’t. “House committees
of jurisdiction will review
these recommendations. And
if the Senate passes a bill, we
will also take a look at that,”
said Michael Steel, spokes-
man to House Speaker John
Many rank-and-file
Republicans scorched
Obama’s proposal. “The right
to bear arms is a right, despite
President Obama’s disdain
for the Second Amendment,”
said Rep. Tim Huelskamp,
Senators are expected to
begin discussions on how to
proceed when they return to
Washington next week from a
congressional recess, accord-
ing to a Democratic leader-
ship aide who requested ano-
nymity to discuss internal
deliberations. They could end
up breaking the president’s
proposals into individual
pieces, with votes possibly
starting next month.
Associated Press
President Barack Obama
is likely to name Denis
McDonough, one of his clos-
est national security advis-
ers, as his next chief of staff,
according to people familiar
with the White House think-
However, White House
officials say a final decision
has not been made.
In tapping McDonough,
Obama would be relying on
an inner circle ally for the key
West Wing post. McDonough,
43, currently serves as the
president’s deputy national
security adviser and is high-
ly regarded by Obama and
White House staffers.
McDonough would
replace current White House
chief of staff Jack Lew, the
president’s nominee for trea-
sury secretary.
The people familiar with
the White House thinking
spoke on condition of ano-
nymity because there has
been no announcement an
Before his tenure in the
White House, McDonough
served as Obama’s main
adviser on foreign policy
issues during the 2008 presi-
dential campaign. Earlier,
he worked as a foreign pol-
icy specialist in Congress,
including as a senior foreign
policy adviser to former
Senate Majority Leader Tom
Daschle, D-S.D.
McDonough would be
Obama’s fifth chief of staff.
Rahm Emanuel, William Daly
and Pete Rouse, as interim
chief of staff, preceded Lew
in the job. If Obama chooses
McDonough it will likely be
less because of his national
security credentials and more
because of McDonough’s
highly regarded status within
the White House.
“He’s easy to work with
and focused on getting the job
done for the boss, hammer-
ing out the best policy pos-
sible given the political reali-
ties,” said Doug Hattaway, a
Democratic consultant who
worked with McDonough in
the Senate.
McDonough’s place in
Obama’s inner circle was
illustrated during the Navy
SEAL raid that killed Osama
bin Laden in May 2011. He
is among those captured in
a White House photograph
seated in the situation room
with Obama and other senior
officials watching the raid
unfold. McDonough grew
up in Minnesota, one of 11
children. Two of his brothers
are priests. He is a gradu-
ate of St. John’s University
in Minnesota and received
his master’s degree from
Georgetown University.
Despite a relentless work-
load ahead, President Barack
Obama is lighter on his feet in
one sense as he opens his sec-
ond term. Gone are the hun-
dreds of promises of the past.
He’s toting carry-ons instead
of heavy cargo this time.
Obama’s first presidential
campaign and the years that
followed were distinguished
by an overflowing ambition,
converted into a checklist of
things he swore to do. The list
was striking not only for its
length but its breadth, rang-
ing from tidbits in forgotten
corners of public policy to
grand — even grandiose —
pronouncements worthy of
He made a sweeping vow
to calm the rise of the seas.
And a literally down-in-the-
weeds pledge to aid the sage
grouse and its grassy habi-
Obama worked his way
through that stockpile, break-
ing dozens of his promises
along the way and keeping
many more of them. Thanks
to the messy business of gov-
erning, the president’s record
on promises is not cut and
dried. Some of his most nota-
ble flops, for example, con-
tained seeds of future success.
Failing to achieve a promised
first-term overhaul of immi-
gration law, Obama took stop-
gap executive action to help
as many as 1.7 million young-
er illegal immigrants stay in
the country. Now, after an
election marked by Hispanic
clout, he finds the political
landscape more amenable to
trying again. Climate change
legislation was another prom-
inent broken pledge, but he
came at the issue piecemeal,
imposing the first-ever regu-
lations on heat-trapping gases
blamed for global warming,
setting tough controls on coal-
fired power plants and greatly
increasing fuel efficiency for
cars and trucks.
Likewise, not all of his
successes are all they were
cracked up to be.
Yes, he achieved the trans-
formational health care law,
putting the U.S. on a path
to universal coverage. But it
remains in question whether
costs will come under con-
trol as he said they would
— and as the name of the
Affordable Care Act implies.
Obama swore a typical fam-
ily’s premium would drop by
up to $2,500 a year by the end
of his first term, but they’ve
continued to rise. That’s a
broken promise tucked inside
a kept one.
Yes, Obama is extricat-
ing the U.S. from wars as
he promised before and
after he became president,
but what instabilities does
he leave behind? And how
many troops? His vow that,
in 2014, “our longest war
will be over” is on track to
be true in the main, yet thou-
sands of troops might stay
indefinitely in Afghanistan as
a residual force once the bulk
of the 66,000 now there are
His promise to raise taxes
on the rich finally came to
be at the bitter end of the last
Congress, during the debate
to avoid going off the “fiscal
cliff” of severe spending cuts
and steep tax increases that
would have started automati-
cally absent an agreement.
He also made good on his
vow to hold rates steady for
everyone else. (The fine print:
Households making $250,000
to $400,000 are off the hook
from the higher rates. Obama
had said he’d tax them more,
As for falling sensation-
ally short, the bitterness in
Congress on display in that
debate, and so many others,
was to be swept away as part
of the change Obama prom-
ised to bring to Washington’s
ways and manners. Candidate
Obama vowed to turn the page
from “ugly partisanship,” only
to concede recently that such
a transformation was beyond
his reach because “you can’t
change Washington from the
inside. You can only change
it from the outside.”
If Obama can’t be held
responsible for cantankerous
lawmakers, though, it’s worth
remembering that not all of
the change he promised to
bring to governance was cen-
tered on Congress. He also
vowed to restrain the power
of Washington’s special inter-
ests by barring lobbyists from
serving in his administration,
only to backtrack by issuing
waivers and other exceptions
to those new rules. That was
strictly an “inside” job. On
another key promise, deficits
have shot up, not dropped
by half as he pledged in his
2008 campaign and again as
president when the recession
was raging. That inherited
recession, the halting recov-
ery and his heavy spending
to spur growth yielded four
straight years of trillion-dollar
you want to get to the National
Mall on Inauguration Day,
you’re probably better off not
The hundreds of thousands
of people spilling into the
nation’s capital Monday are
encouraged to travel by rail,
bus or bicycle. And no matter
what they choose, those watch-
ing the inauguration activities
will eventually end up on foot
— and possibly walking sev-
eral miles — if they want to
catch a glimpse of President
Barack Obama.
The region’s transporta-
tion infrastructure is strained
during peak driving hours
on a normal day. During the
morning rush hour, it can
take an hour to traverse the
10-mile stretch of Interstate
395 between Springfield, Va.,
and the District of Columbia.
Many Metro subway trains are
standing room only.
However, with much small-
er crowds expected than for
Obama’s historic first inaugu-
ration four years ago, getting
in the car will still be an option.
Four years ago, most vehi-
cle traffic into the city was
halted. The five major bridges
over the Potomac River were
closed, except to mass transit
vehicles. This year, most of the
bridges will be open, although
drivers will be diverted from
closed roads surrounding the
Mall — raising the prospect of
gridlock for those who drive.
“Obviously, we don’t want
a lot of automobiles in the
city,” Mayor Vincent Gray
There is a potential entice-
ment to drivers: free parking.
Because Inauguration Day
falls on Martin Luther King
Jr. Day, the city won’t enforce
street parking restrictions.
Still, as with past inaugura-
tions, Metro will be the most
popular transportation option
and the one encouraged by local
and federal officials. A record
1.1 million people rode Metro’s
rail service in 2009. This year,
Metro is projecting subway rid-
ership of 600,000 to 800,000
— roughly the same as a regular
business day. However, rid-
ers won’t be spread across the
system’s 94 stations as usual.
Most will head to a handful of
stations close to the Capitol and
National Mall.
The transportation chal-
lenges have Paul Darby pre-
paring for a long day. Darby,
64, a volunteer on the parade
route, plans to leave his home
in Fredericksburg, Va., in the
early hours of the morning and
park at a friend’s house in
Alexandria before boarding the
Metro, which opens at 4 a.m.
— an hour earlier than usual.
“I expect it to take a while.
If for any reason there starts
to be concern that we won’t
be able to get into town eas-
ily, I’ll stay with friends in
Alexandria (and) come up
the night before,” Darby said.
“We’ll do whatever it takes,
and be patient and courteous
and kind to everybody because
there will be a lot of stressed-
out people.”
In an effort to ease crowd-
ing at the stations around the
Mall, Metro is encouraging rid-
ers not to change trains. For
example, people riding the Blue
Line from Virginia are being
asked to get off at Arlington
National Cemetery and walk
across the Potomac River’s
Memorial Bridge to the Mall.
Be forewarned that the distance
from the Lincoln Memorial on
the west end of the Mall to the
Capitol is two miles.
Obama’s gun measures face
a tough road in Congress
transit options
all have
Obama curbs ambition this time
Promises, promises
McDonough likely for chief of staff
One Year Ago
• Students in Missy McClurg’s Computer Applications
Class at Jefferson High School completed their semester
exams by scanning QR (Quick Response) codes with their
smart codes. Each question contained a unique QR code that
brought the students to a web address containing the question.
Students downloaded a QR code reader, such as Scanlife, that
uses their cell phone camera as a scanner.
25 Years Ago – 1988
• St. John’s got off to a quick start and then held Fort
Recovery at bay for the remainder of the night in an 82-74
Midwest Athletic Conference win at Fort Recovery. Mike
Williams scored 20 points in the second half and finished with
a game-high 26. Duane Grothause had 18 and Brian Heitz, 15.
• Westrich’s Furniture and Appliance Store, 203 N. Main
St., is expanding its warehouse facility at 1105 Elida Ave. by
9,000 square. This is the third expansion of the original ware-
house since it was built about three years ago. Jack Westrich
said after the patio and summer furniture season is over, the
warehouse display area will be used to show other merchan-
dise, such as appliances.
• Jefferson made certain Friday night there was not a repeat
performance of their first meeting with Spencerville by out-
scoring the Bearcats 21-10 in the final quarter and win going
away 73-52. The five Jefferson starters hit in double figures
led by Jamey Grogg with 21. Ryan McClure hit for 14, Jason
Huysman and Mike Minnig 12 each and Jon Boggs 10.
50 Years Ago – 1963
• A Lions Club project in Elida is providing the village
youngsters with many enjoyable and wholesome hours of sport
this winter. In September the Elida club began the planning for
an outdoor ice-skating rink for the village. Community coop-
eration made the project a reality by the time the ice-skating
season began. The Elida Evangelical United Brethren Church
gave permission for the rink to be constructed on the site of its
future building plot on Sunnydale Avenue.
• Dr. Walter Wolery addressed the Delphos Rotarians
on the program made in combating polio at their meet-
ing Wednesday in NuMaude’s. He was introduced by Mel
Westrich in the absence of Robert Berry, who was program
chairman for the day. Guests included Jack Rozelle and Willy
Vasquez, Jefferson seniors; Rotarians Henry Prior, Van Wert,
Art Hamilton, Marion, and Bob Comins, Dayton.
• Sue Wallace was hostess to the “Nifty Sixties” Club
recently for the club’s monthly meeting. In games played,
the prize went to Judy Adams and Nedra Irick’s name was
selected for the hot seat prize. The next meeting is scheduled
for Feb. 19, at the home of Janet Feathers.
75 Years Ago – 1938
• In a game which was featured by strong defensive play on
the part of both teams, St. John’s High defeated Lima St. Rose
at St. John’s auditorium Sunday afternoon by a score of 17
to 14. In a three-minute overtime period, Gladen scored from
the foul line to break the tie and Grothouse scored a close-up.
The visitors tried desperately but were unable to score and the
game ended with St. John’s three points to the good.
• An excellent attendance marked the initiation held Sunday
afternoon in the Eagles hall. A class of 14 candidates were
reported with the Delphos degree team and ritualistic officers
in charge. During the meeting President Al. Huysman pre-
sented past worthy president buttons to six past worthy presi-
dents in attendance. Those receiving buttons were Alex Shenk,
Frank Bowers, D. G. Gengler, Max Planer, Clarence Hoelderle
and J. Carl Stopher.
• The annual card party held at St. John’s auditorium
Sunday evening under the sponsorship of the Altar Society
was well attended. The following received the awards: five-
hundred, Mrs. Joseph Auer and Carl Lindeman; bunco,
Ruth Warnecke and Cletus Hickey; pinochle, Mrs. William
Noonan and Joseph Lehry; bridge, Mrs. Harold Remlinger
and Alfred Weisgerber; and euchre, Mrs. Elwer and James
Larry McClure
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Thursday, January 17, 2013 The Herald – 5
Ottoville Immaculate
Conception Church
9-11 a.m. — The Delphos
Canal Commission Museum,
241 N. Main St., is open.
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff Street.
5:30 p.m. — The Delphos
Canal Commission meets at
the museum, 241 N. Main St.
5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith
Thrift Shop is open for shop-
7 p.m. — Spencerville
Local Schools Board of
Education meets.
St. John’s Athletic
Boosters meet in the Little
7:30 p.m. — Delphos
Chapter 26 Order of the
Eastern Star meets at the
Masonic Temple on North
Main Street. Delphos VFW
Auxiliary meets at the VFW
Hall, 213 W. Fourth St.
7:30 a.m. — Delphos
Optimist Club, A&W Drive-
In, 924 E. Fifth St.
11:30 a.m. — Mealsite
at Delphos Senior Citizen
Center, 301 Suthoff Street.
1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift
Store is open for shopping.
9-11:30 a.m.— Delphos
Project Recycle at Delphos
Fuel and Wash.
9 a.m. to noon — Interfaith
Thrift Store is open for shop-
St. Vincent DePaul
Society, located at the east
edge of the St. John’s High
School parking lot, is open.
10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos
Postal Museum is open.
12:15 p.m. — Testing of
warning sirens by Delphos
Fire and Rescue
1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal
Commission Museum, 241 N.
Main St., is open.
7 p.m. — Bingo at St.
John’s Little Theatre.
8-11:30 a.m. — Knights
of Columbus benefit for St.
John’s School at the hall,
Elida Ave.
JAN. 18
Leah Ditto
Lisa Bilimek
Hope Meisler
April Grothouse
Connie Askins
Jesse Martin
Matteson Fair-Sevitz
Justin Bohrer
Blake Wiltsie
This combination
makes me hungry just
reading the recipes.
Creamy Ranch Pork
Chops and Rice
1 tablespoon vegetable
4 boneless pork chops,
¾-inch thick (about 1
1 can cream of mush-
room soup
¾ cup milk
1 package (1 ounce)
ranch salad dressing mix
Ranch-Style Rice
Heat oil in a 10-inch
skillet over medium-high
heat. Add the pork and
cook until well browned
on both sides. Stir the
soup, milk and 1/2 pack-
age salad dressing mix in
the skillet and heat to a
boil. Reduce heat to low.
Cover and cook for 10
minutes or until the pork is
cooked through. Sprinkle
with the paprika. Serve
with the Ranch-Style Rice.
Ranch-Style Rice: Heat
2 1/4 cups water and the
remaining salad dressing
mix in a 3-quart saucepan
over medium-high heat
to a boil. Stir in 1 cup
uncooked regular long-
grain white rice and cook
according to the package
Two-Day Sauerkraut
1 (16-ounce) can sauer-
kraut, drained and chopped
¾ cup sugar
½ cup chopped red bell
½ cup chopped green
bell pepper
½ cup thinly sliced cel-
½ cup Wesson Best
Blend Oil or vegetable oil
½ cup apple cider vin-
1 teaspoon dill seed
In a large serving bowl
or resealable plastic bag,
combine all ingredients
and toss well. Cover;
refrigerate for 2 days, toss-
ing 2 to 3 times each day.
Drain liquid and serve
cold. Makes 6 servings.
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Under the Covers
with Sara Berelsman
I didn’t want to read it. I
knew I’d hate it. I just have a
sense about these things. But,
since every woman and her
mother/sister/cousin friend
was reading it, and then my
book club, I figured I’d give
it a try. Oh how very sorry,
sorry, I am. I will never get
that time back. More impor-
tantly, I don’t know if I will
ever get that horrible, hor-
rible writing out of my head.
Fifty Shades of Grey
annoyed me from page one.
(If you plan on reading
this, by the way, and plan
on enjoying it, you might
not want to read this.) I just
knew this was a writing style
that gets under my skin. I
despised the main character. I
also abhorred her suitor, Mr.
Grey, partly because he liked
her in the first place.
Anastasia Steele (what
kind of name is that, seri-
ously?) bites her lip a lot. If
Ana wasn’t biting her lip,
she was delivering some line
out loud or in her head along
the lines of “Holy crap!” or
“Holy Cow!” or “Jeez!” Her
favorites were some form of
crap, “Holy crap,” “Double
crap,” or the crap of all craps,
“Triple crap!”
Aside from the atrocious
dialogue, there is Ana’s inner
monologue which goes back
and forth between her “inner
goddess” and “subconscious,”
as she calls them. I wanted to
scream when either of these
was mentioned. This while
book is nothing but dreadful,
dull repetition. Characters are
constantly whispering, mum-
bling, murmuring, grinning,
frowning, arching an eye-
brow, cocking their head to
one side – it’s as if the author
threw a few mannerisms in a
bowl and picked one every
time she needed one. She
also repeats the same phrases
throughout the book…on the
same page, even. Then she
randomly throws in a high-
level SAT vocabulary word
maybe from her Word of
the Day calendar, which just
looks ridiculous.
This author is also British,
which makes for some awk-
ward phrasing, since she
apparently had no editor to
guide her whatsoever. In
America we don’t “go on
holiday,” “carry a smart ruck-
sack,” or “go to the cinema.”
We go on vacation. We go
the movies. So many of these
throughout the book.
Now to get to the plot. I
know this is a small-town
conservative paper so I can’t
get too in-depth here. I really
don’t have to. The…ahem…
”erotic” scenes really did
nothing for me.
What concerns me is
that even though I know the
main demographics here
are “housewives” my age
and older, younger women
do read it. And I feel that
this book does nothing more
than glorify physical abuse
and dress it up in a slinky
number, calling it “sexy.”
It is not sexy. I’ve been
involved in abusive relation-
ships. Nothing sexy about
that at all. Ana also drinks
Twinings English Breakfast
tea throughout the book. This
book made me want to hate
tea and this is crazy, because
I love tea.
If I were E. L. James I’d
have also refrained from put-
ting my name next to this
book. She is truly the Ke$ha
of literature. I understand
I’m a literature major and I
wasn’t expecting a master-
piece. I just wasn’t expecting
this giant steaming pile of
you know what in every way
possible. It was a challenge
to finish. I threw it across the
room more than once. I’m
sorry if you loved it. I wanted
to, I did. I just didn’t.
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6 – The Herald Thursday, January 17,, 2013
Bluffton wins third straight
with 92-61 drubbing of Manchester
By Ryan Schadewald
Sports information assistant
BLUFFTON — The Bluffton
University men’s basketball team
rolled off its third straight Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference vic-
tory of over 20 points with a convinc-
ing 92-61 shellacking of Manchester
University on Wednesday.
The Beavers
improved to 7-9
overall and 3-6
in the Heartland
Conference, while
Manchester dropped
to 4-12 and 1-8 in the
The visitors used three early free
throws to go up 5-2 at the 17:30
mark before 14 unanswered points
by Bluffton set the tone for the rest
of the contest. Freshman Thayne
Recker (Arlington) scored four
points during the spurt as Bluffton
went up 16-5 at the 13:21 mark.
The lead mushroomed to 21 (40-19)
over the next 10 minutes thanks
to the inside work of Will Pope
(Somerville/Preble Shawnee) and
Dustin Kinn (Alvada/New Riegel),
as well as a pair of Josh Johnson
(Ottawa/Ottawa-Glandorf) triples.
Johnson’s outside shooting was
key to the first half as he drilled four
3-pointers in the opening half to help
carry the home team. The lead was
still 20 points following a pair of free
throws by Kinn at the 4:13 mark of
the first half. However, Manchester
was able to trim the deficit to 16 by
halftime as the Spartans hit 5-of-6
free throws during the final 1:18.
The visitors cut the lead to 13
early in the second half,
but the Beavers were able
to pull away once again,
this time with a 5-point
spurt from Pope to push
the lead back to 18 at the
17:34 mark. Bluffton was
up 62-44 at the 13:15
mark when the home team went
on another run, starting with jump-
ers by sophomore Ryan Ebbeskotte
(Fort Jennings/Jefferson) and Nate
Chambers (Miamisburg) and capped
with back-to-back makes from
beyond the arc by both of them.
With Bluffton up 72-44 at the
9:44 mark, the home squad never
looked back en route to the 31-point
win. All 16 Beavers got into the
action for the third straight game
with each one playing at least three
minutes in the victory.
The Beavers were led by Pope
who scored 17 points on 8-of-12
shooting from the field. He also
pulled down four boards. Johnson
contributed 16 points, including a
stellar 4-for-6 shooting night from
beyond the arc. Kinn scored 13
points, on 5-for-6 shooting, while
adding seven rebounds, three assists
and a career-best four steals in the
win. Recker added 11 points on a
perfect 4-of-4 from the field in just
14 minutes of action. Ebbeskotte
tallied seven points for the Beavers,
while dishing out a career-high eight
It was an excellent shooting night
for the home team as they hit 55.6
percent (35-for-63) from the floor,
including 10-of-21 (47.6 percent)
from beyond the arc, and 12-for-16
(75 percent) at the foul line. The
Beavers outrebounded the Spartans
33-23 and finished with 18 more
assists (27-9). Bluffton turned it over
a season-low seven times against the
The Beavers will travel to Terre
Haute, Ind., on Saturday to take on
the nationally-ranked Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology Engineers
in a doubleheader with the women’s
team. The men’s game will begin at
3 p.m. Bluffton’s next contest in the
Sommer Center will be Wednesday
against the Earlham College Quakers
at 7:30 p.m.
Lady Beavers rally from 24
down for 78-73 win at Manchester
By Jordan Marbaugh,
Sports information assistant
- The Bluffton University women’s
basketball team overcame a 24-point
deficit in the second half to stun
Manchester 78-73 on Wednesday.
The Beavers improved to 9-7
overall and 4-5 in the Heartland
Conference with their third straight
victory. Manchester fell to 6-10 on
the year and 5-4 in the HCAC.
Manchester got the game started
with 10 unanswered points before
Bluffton called a timeout to break
the momentum. Following the quick
respite, Lauren Hutton (New Riegel)
got the Beavers on the scoreboard
with a layup off an assist from
Brooke Ruffer (Stryker). However,
Manchester continued to control
the action, forcing another Bluffton
timeout with the Spartans up 21-9 at
the 11:35 mark.
The Beavers were able to close
the gap to eight with 7:10 on the
clock following a pair of Ruffer free
throws, making the score 25-17.
Manchester closed the first half on a
14-5 run to make the halftime score
A jumper by Manchester with
17:23 left gave the home team its
largest lead of the night at 24 (49-25).
A hoop-and-harm by Hutton was
the start of the Beaver comeback.
Following a steal by Ruffer, Rachel
Debord (Lebanon) hit a three which
resulted in Manchester calling time
as the score sat at 49-31.
Out of the timeout, Hutton came
up with a steal and freshman Taylor
Whitaker (Mansfield/Lexington) hit
from distance, closing the gap to 15
with 15:43 left. A jumper by Ruffer
with just under nine minutes to play
gave the Beavers the lead for the
first time as their 28-2 run put them
up 53-51.
Two free throws by the Spartans
tied it at 53 before a 3-ball from
Brenna Kurilec (Mt. Gilead/Gilead
Christian) and a layup by Kylee
Burkholder (West Unity/Hilltop) put
the Beavers up 58-53. The visitors
never relinquished the lead as an
amazing 39-5 jag over a 12-minute
span propelled the Beavers to an
unlikely 78-73 victory.
The offense was led by freshman
sensation Ruffer as she dropped in 17
points, ripped down nine rebounds
and dished out five
assists. Fellow fresh-
man Taylor Knight
(Perrysburg) added a
career-best 15 points
while handing out
a career-high nine
dimes. Debord added
11 counters of her own. Hutton and
Brenna Kurilec each chipped in with
nine points.
Bluffton hit 16-of-25 (72.0 per-
cent) from the field in the second
half, including 6-of-8 (75.0 per-
cent) from outside the arc. For the
game, the Beavers shot 60 percent
(9-of-15) from the 3-point line. The
team finished with 22 assists and a
season-low 12 turnovers, compared
to Manchester’s 22 assists and 18
The Beavers return to action
Saturday when they travel to Rose-
Hulman. The tip is set for 1 p.m. at
Terre Haute, Ind.
Jackets blast Earlham for first
road HCAC victory
RICHMOND, Ohio – The
Defiance College men’s basketball
team scored its first road win of
the year in conference action on
Wednesday, topping Earlham by a
92-66 margin. The 26-point spread
gave the Jackets their most
lopsided road win of the
Kyle Brumett era.
It took a few minutes
for the Purple and Gold to
take control of the action
however, as Earlham won
the tip and scored on its
first possession. The Quakers would
then take an 8-6 lead and draw even
at 10-10, before a hoop from Bernard
Edwards and consecutive baskets
from Travis Schomaeker put DC up
by a 16-10 count.
The Jackets would not look
back, using back-to-back triples from
Mason Roth and Drew Frizell to
open up a 24-14 lead by the 9:47
mark and taking a 41-28 lead into
the half.
It would be all Defiance in the
final 20 minutes, with two more
3-point daggers from Frizell pushing
the lead over the 20-point barrier
to stay with 11:42 remaining in the
contest via a 66-42 cushion.
The lead would hover between
22 and 28 points the rest of the way
as DC rolled to the 92-66 triumph
and its largest road victory since top-
ping Transylvania by a 98-65 score
on January 12, 2008.
Schomaeker remained hot
for Defiance, matching a career-
high and leading all players with
19 points, while Ryan Hicks ended
with 16 points, six rebounds and
two blocks to move into a tie for
fifth place with Matt Laudick (2002-
2006) on DC’s all-time blocks list
with 58 career swats.
Logan Wolfrum and Frizell also
cracked double figures with 15 and
12, while Wade Wooley ended with
a career-high eight points and D.J.
Bonds dished out a career-high eight
assists off the bench.
Defiance (10-6) closed the first
half of the league schedule with
the victory and will enter the sec-
ond wave of action in fourth place
with a 6-3 clip in the HCAC. The
Jackets have won eight of their last
10 outings and will look to keep
that momentum when they play
at Hanover (10-6, 7-2 HCAC) on
Saturday at 3 p.m.
A question for Lance and Chip
Why did he do it?
This is the question for a
couple of reasons.
The first is the continuing
saga of one Lance Armstrong.
He finally admitted that he
used performance-enhancing
Since we have yet to see
his full interview with Oprah
Winfrey, we have to take her
words during her interview the
other day.
Here is my question: why
He could have come clean
at any time about his use of
PEDs but kept denying it until
the cows came home.
He passed every test he
He spent lots of moolah
fighting the allegations and
Has he finally seen the light
and figured I might as well
come clean now and let our
forgiving culture take over?
Did he finally learn some-
thing from Pete Rose, who
denied he bet on baseball until
he really couldn’t anymore and
accepted the lifetime ban from
baseball: “I will throw myself
on the mercy of the court.”
I am a firm believer that
if Pete had come clean years
ago and then went into therapy
for his gambling problem, he
probably would be in the Hall
of Fame. I agree with his state-
ment: if he had had a drug
problem, admitted such and
went into therapy, he would be
in Cooperstown.
Maybe that is what Lance
is after: instead of letting this
linger over his head and that
of his foundation, he will clear
the air and hope that peoples’
memories will remember the
good he did.
We shall see if it works.
The second reason for
the query is Chip Kelly
finally deciding to become
the Philadelphia Eagles head
coach after all the denials.
Has he lost his mind?
I take you back to what I
wrote last week, about why a
very successful college foot-
ball coach would want to give
that up: in this case, when he
is almost a “king” at Oregon,
can pretty much
get what he wants
and has a lot going
for him, including
Apparently, his
ego — his desire
to be measured
against the elite of
his professional, the
National Football League —
finally got the best of him.
Maybe all the flattery that I
am sure the Eagles’ organiza-
tion bestowed on him got his
juices flowing and he figured
that now was as good a time as
any to make this jump.
Maybe this is all about a
win-win situation: if he can
win in the City of Brotherly
Love (remember, they boo
Santa Claus!), his ego gets sat-
If he does not, he can
always go back to coaching
in college — what program
wouldn’t want him at the helm
should the situation arise and
they can give him a solid finan-
cial package?
He may also be in the mood
to “resurrect” Michael Vick’s
career, should the Eagles
decide to keep him. That is
not a done deal because of the
situation involving Vick and
Andy Reid — I don’t think
they necessarily ended their
coach-QB relationship on the
best of terms and one wonders
if Vick WANTS to stay in
I have a word of advice
of Kelly: get Michael to play
smarter and not try to do it
all and he can be a servicable
— probably not great but
solid enough to lead a talented
offense — NFL quarterback,
even as he ages and likely loses
some of the physical skills.
I wish him luck in his new
endeavors — he’s going to
need it.
By the way, I don’t expect
either of these men to answer
my question. Just asking.
Brady braces for team that has his number
The Associated Press
There’s something about the
Baltimore Ravens that brings
out the worst in Tom Brady.
Against most teams, he
plays like one of the NFL’s
best quarterbacks. Against the
Ravens, he gets outplayed by
Joe Flacco.
So what’s the problem?
Start with the Ravens’ inspi-
rational, hard-hitting leader,
Ray Lewis. Add a talented sec-
ondary led by Ed Reed. And
throw in a strong defensive line
with Haloti Ngata leading the
“They have a lot of playmak-
ers at each level of the defense,”
Brady said Wednesday before
the New England Patriots prac-
ticed. “It’s not like you beat
this team, 50-0. It’s always a
tight game. There’s tight cover-
age. There’s tight throws, tough
reads because schematically
they do quite a few things. So
it’s never easy.”
He doesn’t expect it to be in
Sunday night’s AFC champion-
ship game.
“You play against a team
like this, that’s able to adjust
because of their personnel
and because they do a lot of
things schematically, there are
a lot of ‘what ifs’ in preparation
throughout the course of the
week,” he said. “That’s really
what we’re trying to hone in
on this week.” Brady is 5-2 in
his seven games against the
Ravens, not a bad record. But
his personal statistics are among
the poorest against any of the 31
teams he’s faced in his 13-year
His 58.6 completion per-
centage and 74.1 passer rat-
ing are the lowest against any
opponent. The Ravens are the
only team he’s thrown more
interceptions against (8) than
touchdowns (7). They’ve
sacked him 16 times, one of
five teams averaging more than
two a game against Brady.
In five games against the
Patriots, Flacco is 2-3 but has
completed 64.7 percent of his
passes with a 95.7 passer rating.
He’s thrown for nine touch-
downs and just four intercep-
Brady’s 49.1 rating in a
33-14 playoff loss to Baltimore
on Jan. 10, 2010 is his lowest
in his last 101 games and sixth
lowest in his 198 career starts,
including the postseason.
“For one, you’ve got a guy
(Lewis) that’s been playing ball
for 17 years sitting in the mid-
dle, so that tells you right there
that their leadership is one of
the best things that they have,”
Patriots running back Stevan
Ridley said. “They’re known
for defense. They’re known for
Ray Lewis. They’re known for
Ed Reed.
“You’re going to see some
of the greats going at it (Sunday
night). What else could you ask
for. This is what you live for.
This is playoff football.”
Some quarterbacks say they
establish their legacy with their
postseason play.
Brady, winner of two reg-
ular-season MVP awards and
two more in Super Bowls, has
no time to dwell on that now.
The Ravens know how good
Brady can be even though he’s
struggled at times against them.
“We’ve got to play smart.
We’re dealing with a brilliant
quarterback,” safety Bernard
Pollard said. “We have to
understand … the pieces he has
around him. He can fire that
ball to anybody, and they’re
going to play their tails off for
The Patriots got off to a hor-
rible start against the Ravens in
their wild-card matchup three
years ago and Brady was a
major factor.
Ray Rice scored on an
83-yard run on the game’s first
offensive play. Then Brady
turned the ball over on three
of his first four possessions,
leading to 17 points and a 24-0
Ravens lead after one quarter.
They started at the Patriots
17-yard line after Terrell Suggs
recovered Brady’s fumble, the
25 after Chris Carr intercepted a
pass and the 9 after Reed picked
off another one.
Six minutes into the game
with the Patriots trailing 14-0,
the fans booed their hometown
He next played against
Baltimore in last year’s AFC
championship game. The
Patriots won that 23-20 but
Brady threw two interceptions
and no touchdowns, had a 57.5
passer rating and helped keep
the Ravens in the game.
The Patriots took that
3-point lead when Brady
capped a 63-yard drive with a
1-yard run on the first series
of the fourth quarter. But their
next two drives ended when
he threw an interception then
couldn’t get a first down when
the Patriots got the ball with
2:46 remaining.
They punted and Flacco led
the Ravens from their 21 to
a second-and-1 at the Patriots
14. But then he threw two
incompletions, the first when
Lee Evans was stripped of the
ball in the end zone, and Billy
Cundiff missed a 32-yard field
goal attempt on the next to last
In their most recent meeting,
the Patriots led 30-21 on Sept.
23 in the fourth quarter but
punted on their last two posses-
sions. The Ravens then scored
10 points in the last 4:01 and
won 31-30 on Justin Tucker’s
27-yard field goal on the final
That was typical of Ravens-
Patriots matchups — close with
the outcome determined late in
the game.
Five of Brady’s seven games
against them were won by six
points or less. Two of the last
three were won on last-play
field goals. The third was decid-
ed when Cundiff missed his
field goal attempt with 11 sec-
onds remaining in last year’s
AFC title game.
“They’re as good as any
team we played this year, better
than most,” Patriots coach Bill
Belichick said. “We’re playing
a team that we had a great, great
game with earlier in the season.
It came down to the last play.
We don’t really expect much
less than that this time around.”
Smith expects injured
Abraham to start vs. 49ers
— It’s too early for the Atlanta
Falcons to know how much
defensive end John Abraham
will play in Sunday’s NFC title
game. Abraham, the NFL’s
active sacks leader, made it
through just 15 snaps in last
week’s divisional playoff vic-
tory over Seattle before aggra-
vating a left ankle injury that
forced him to leave in the sec-
ond quarter.
Federer, Serena Williams advance at hot Australian Open
The Associated Press
MELBOURNE, Australia
— With the sun setting at
the end of a hot day at the
Australian Open, Roger
Federer ensured he made the
most of a favorable evening
Wearing bright pink shoe-
laces, Federer advanced to the
third round with a 6-3, 6-4,
6-4 win over Russian Nikolay
Davydenko today.
The 17-time Grand Slam
champion was a winner of
sorts before he even stepped
out at Rod Laver Arena,
having received the luck of
the draw — a 7 p.m. start
time after the worst of the
106-degree heat had subsided.
“I’m very happy to have
played so well against him,”
Federer said of his 18th win
over Davydenko in their 20
Other championship con-
tenders in the men’s and wom-
en’s draws, including Andy
Murray, Serena Williams and
defending champion Victoria
Azarenka, had to withstand
the high temperatures that
aren’t unusual for this time of
year in Melbourne.
A dancing Azarenka and
an ankle-wrapped Williams
had easy straight-set victories.
U.S. Open champion Murray
also won routinely, beating
Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-2,
6-2, 6-4 on Hisense Arena,
the second show court at
Melbourne Park.
“You need to be the one
that’s trying to dictate the
points in these conditions,”
said Murray, who practices
in Florida. “Miami is the per-
fect preparation. It’s hot and
humid there, although it cer-
tainly doesn’t get up to (99
degrees). It was a good match
to get done in straight sets. “
Williams went into today’s
match with an injured right
ankle from Tuesday’s match.
She didn’t seem troubled by
the ankle but did finish with
a swollen lip after hitting her-
self with her racket.
“It’s OK,” she said. “It’s a
war wound. I think it happens
to everyone but I have never
busted it wide open like that. I
was like, ‘Oh, no. I can’t have
a tooth fall out.’ That would
be horrible.”
Williams lifted her tempo
on the biggest points, includ-
ing when she finally won
an 18-minute game to open
the second set en route to a
6-2, 6-0 win over Garbine
She later combined with
sister Venus to win in the first
round of doubles, showing
no signs of trouble with the
Despite the high tempera-
tures, tournament officials
left the retractable roofs
on both main arenas open
because a combination of
factors including humidity
and court temperature didn’t
warrant making the venues a
temporary indoor haven from
the heat.
Ice vests and towels helped
players keep their cool and a
women’s tour rule allowing a
10-minute break between sets
was invoked late in the day,
tournament director Craig
Tiley said. “It’s always the
referee’s discretion but the
lack of humidity helped us
today,” Tiley said.
Australia sweltered
through a week of record-
high average temperatures
this month but the first three
days of the Open were rela-
tively mild.
The top-ranked Azarenka
pranced into Rod Laver
Arena for the first match of
the day and said she’s start-
ing to find some rhythm after
beating Eleni Daniilidou 6-1,
6-0 in 55 minutes.
The No. 94-ranked
Daniilidou only won 10
points in the first set and was
shut out in the second despite
having triple break point in
the fourth game.
The heat didn’t seem to
bother 42-year-old Kimiko
Date-Krumm, who advanced
6-2, 7-5 over Shahar Peer
of Israel. She’s the oldest
woman to win a singles match
at the Australian Open.
In the final match of day,
which carried into Friday
morning, Britain’s Laura
Robson outlasted 2011
Wimbledon champion Petra
Kvitova 2-6, 6-3, 11-9 in a
3-hour match.
The Melbourne-born
Robson, who won a mixed
doubles silver medal at the
London Olympics last year
with Murray, trailed 3-0 in
the final set before coming
back to win a match featuring
14 service breaks — seven by
each player. Robson served
for the match twice, failing to
clinch it at 6-5 before getting
another chance eight games
Other women advancing
included former No. 1-ranked
Caroline Wozniacki, No.
14 Maria Kirilenko, No.
16 Roberta Vinci, No. 20
Yanina Wickmayer and
Elena Vesnina, who beat
No. 21-seeded Varvara
Lepchenko of the United
States 6-4, 6-2. Former U.S.
Open champion Svetlana
Kuznetsova beat 26th-seeded
Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan 6-2,
Murray, who ended a
76-year drought by British
men in Grand Slam tour-
naments with his win at
Flushing Meadows last year,
didn’t allow Sousa a single
break-point chance.
Among the other men
advancing were sixth-seeded
Juan Martin del Potro, who
beat Benjamin Becker 6-2,
6-4, 6-2, and 2008 Australian
finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga,
who pretended to do pushups
to disguise a fall during his
6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-3 win over
Japan’s Go Soeda. Australia’s
Bernard Tomic went through
to the third round along with
No. 9 Richard Gasquet, No.
13 Milos Raonic of Canada,
No. 17 Philipp Kohlschreiber
of Germany, No. 21 Andreas
Seppi of Italy and Lithuanian
qualifier Ricardas Berankis,
who beat No. 25 Florian
Mayer 6-2, 6-3, 6-1.
Tomic beat Novak
Djokovic at the Hopman Cup
and won last week’s Sydney
International, his first ATP
tournament victory. He has
won 10 matches in a row
and has held 76 consecutive
service games through that
stretch. He’ll face Federer in
the third round on Sunday, a
rematch of their fourth-round
match last year.
Gael Monfils improb-
ably advanced to the third
round with a 5-set win over
Taiwan’s Lu Yen-hsun
despite the Frenchman hav-
ing 23 double-faults, includ-
ing three on match point.
Fortunately for Monfils, he
also had 29 aces in the 7-6
(5), 4-6, 0-6, 6-1, 8-6 win.
Djokovic, attempting
to win his third Australian
Open in a row, plays his
third-round match on Friday
against Radek Stepanek,
while the featured women’s
match will be second-seeded
Maria Sharapova’s eighth
career meeting with Venus
Sharapova holds a 4-3
edge, although Venus has
won both times they’ve
met in Grand Slams — at
Thursday, January 17, 2013 The Herald — 7
New farm tax provisions
Cold still threatens crops
in West but it’s easing
Assistant Professor
OSU Extension
Putnam County
The following article is a
summary of farm tax chang-
es in the Taxpayer Relief Bill
written by David Marrison
and Chris Bruynis, OSU Ex-
tension educators.
The Taxpayer Relief
bill permanently retains
the 10-percent, 15-per-
cent, 25-percent, 28-percent
and 33-percent income tax
brackets. The 35-percent tax
bracket ends at $400,000 for
single flers and $450,000
married fling jointly. Above
this threshold, there’s a new
39.6-percent tax bracket.
Likewise, the bill perma-
nently retains the 0-percent
and 15-percent tax rates on
qualifed dividends and long-
term capital gains, and adds
a new 20-percent tax rate
that would apply to taxpay-
ers who fall within the new
39.6-percent tax bracket. The
new capital gains tax rates
for 2013 and future years
will be:
— 0 percent applies to
capital gains income if a per-
son is in the 10-percent and
15-percent tax brackets;
— 15 percent applies to
capital gains income if a
person is in the 25-percent,
28-percent, 33-percent, or
35-percent brackets; and
— 20 percent applies to
capital gain income if a per-
son is in the 39.6 percent
For the Federal Estate Tax,
this legislation permanently
maintains the federal exemp-
tion for gifts and estates at $5
million instead of dropping
to $1 million. This amount
will also be indexed for infa-
tion and includes the transfer
of the unused exemption
of a deceased spouse to the
surviving spouse. It should
be noted that this legislation
included the word “perma-
nent.” This is signifcant as
many fscal agreements made
by Congress since 2001 have
contained a phase out date.
The top rate to tax amounts
in excess has increased from
35 percent to 40 percent. But
for many this was an accept-
able compromise since it was
scheduled to drop to $1 mil-
lion with the excess taxed at
55 percent in 2013. This por-
tion of the legislation should
allow many farm families
to sleep easier as they make
plans to transition their busi-
nesses to future generations.
Internal Revenue Code
Section 179 allows farms
and other businesses to write
off small amounts of annual
investments in capital assets,
such as machinery, in the
year of purchase in lieu of
depreciating the investment
over a number of years. The
179 deduction was reverted
(increased) back to the old
2010/2011 level of $500,000
for 2012 and 2013. This is
a huge incentive given that
up until this legislation was
passed, the 2012 limit was
$139,000 and it would have
dropped to $25,000 in 2013.
It should be noted that this
deduction will revert back to
$25,000 beginning in 2014.
This legislation also ex-
tended the 50-percent spe-
cial depreciation allowance,
also known as bonus depre-
ciation, through the end of
2013. This provision gener-
ally enables businesses to
deduct half the cost of quali-
fying property in the year it
is placed in service. Bonus
depreciation is now sched-
uled to be eliminated for the
2014 tax year.
In 2011, Congress had
lowered the FICA payroll tax
rate from 6.2 percent to 4.2
percent to put more money
in the pockets of Americans.
This adjustment expired at
the end of 2012. This will re-
sult in a payroll tax increase
for workers. For example,
a farm employee earning
$30,000 a year will take
home $50 less per month.
Congress also allowed the
special break for conserva-
tion easement donations to
be extended through 2013.
As part of the plan for
funding the federal health
care, several new taxes
were put into place. These
included a tax on invest-
ment income and an ad-
ditional Medicare tax for
those people earning higher
incomes. Both of these im-
pact individuals making
more than $200,000 a year
or couples with $250,000 or
more. These taxpayers must
pay the new 3.8-percent tax
levied on investment income
such as cash rent received for
farmland starting in 2013.
Additionally, these same
high-earners must pay an
additional 0.9-percent Medi-
care payroll tax on wages
above $200,000 for individu-
als and $250,000 for couples.
This increases the current
2.9-percent Medicare payroll
tax to 3.8 percent for those
dollars earned above the des-
ignated earning levels.
The complete American
Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
can be accessed at: http://
The Associated Press
FRESNO, Calif. — The
freeze gripping the West ap-
peared on the verge of eas-
ing Tuesday, but farmers
who spent millions to pro-
tect crops were still assess-
ing damage, some produce
prices climbed, and busi-
nesses and residents dealt
with burst pipes.
The National Weather
Service predicted another
frosty night, but said temper-
atures would begin to warm
as high pressure moved east.
For a ffth night, tempera-
tures in the San Joaquin Val-
ley, California’s agricultural
heart, dipped below freez-
ing, though they were a few
degrees warmer than previ-
ous nights, said Paul Story
of Exeter-based California
Citrus Mutual, an associa-
tion of citrus growers.
Growers, who have about
$1.5 billion worth of citrus
fruit on the trees, used wind
machines to keep warmer air
closer to the ground and irri-
gation to raise temperatures.
Citrus growers statewide
spent more than $23 million
over fve nights to save their
crops, the association esti-
But in some areas, that
wasn’t enough. “We def-
nitely had some damage, but
it’s hard to tell how much,”
Story said, adding that the
fruit’s maturity and high
sugar content helped pro-
tect much of the crop. Crop
damage estimates weren’t
yet available, growers said,
because for some varieties
damage isn’t visible for days
or weeks. Initial reports in-
dicated up to 6 percent of
the state’s orange crop was
damaged and up to 9 percent
of the mandarin crop, Story
said. Despite damage, Story
said, plenty of good citrus is
left on trees.
“The fact is, we have a lot
of good quality fruit to sell,”
Story said. Wind machines
and irrigation would run in
groves for least two more
nights, he said. A freeze
warning was issued for the
areas around Hanford, Lem-
oore and Tulare in the San
Joaquin Valley, starting at 7
p.m. Tuesday and ending at
10 a.m. today, according to
the National Weather Ser-
vice. California’s strawberry
growers also were using
wind machines, sprinklers
and helicopters, said Caro-
lyn O’Donnell with the state
Strawberry Commission. In
Oxnard and Santa Maria,
growers who lacked frost
protection saw damage to
fowers and fruit in their ear-
ly berry varieties. In urban
centers, it was 39 degrees
in downtown Los Angeles
early Tuesday, while San
Francisco had 37 and San
Diego, 36. In Oakland, black
ice caused several crashes.
Some Lake Tahoe casinos
on the California-Nevada
border were cleaning up af-
ter below-zero temperatures
caused water damage. The
temperature dropped to mi-
nus 11 on Monday at South
Lake Tahoe, but was ex-
pected to warm slightly by
Pipes burst at Harrah’s
casino and sent thousands
of gallons into the main,
18-story tower and a high-
roller gambling area, said
Tahoe-Douglas Fire Marshal
Eric Geuvin. Flooding tem-
porarily disabled elevators,
damaged slot machines and
caused an evacuation.
Two sprinkler heads
broke at Harvey’s casino,
and another broken pipe sent
water into the loading dock
at the Horizon casino. At the
MontBleu, an antifreeze sys-
tem meant to prevent pipe
breakage froze, he said.
Sparks, Nev., declared a
state of emergency Monday,
mostly to free up money to
repair a pair of 7-foot diam-
eter sewer lines that broke.
Homeowners reported pipes
breaking from Flagstaff,
Ariz., to Las Vegas, where
Monday’s high of 38 degrees
was the coldest on record for
the date. But a rare freeze
warning expired Tuesday as
temperatures warmed.
Information submitted
Ohio Farm Bureau Federa-
tion (OFBF) received the top
honor for a state organization
during the American Farm
Bureau Federation’s (AFBF)
2013 annual meeting this
week in Nashville, Tn. OFBF
was presented the Pinnacle
Award, which recognizes out-
standing accomplishments in
programming and member-
Qualifying it for the Pin-
nacle Award, OFBF also re-
ceived the President’s Award
for superior programming
in leadership development,
member services and public
relations and communica-
tions. Additionally, Ohio won
the Award for Excellence
in all fve programming ar-
eas including the President’s
Award categories plus educa-
tion and outreach, and policy
development and implemen-
Ohio competed against
other state Farm Bureaus of
similar size in the awards
“This shows what mem-
bers working together can
accomplish,” said John C.
(Jack) Fisher, executive vice
president of Ohio Farm Bu-
reau. “Our members, staff,
friends at Nationwide and all
our partners should be very
proud of their organization.”
Two Ohio county Farm
Bureaus, Hamilton and
Wayne, were among the top
25 county programs honored
with AFBF’s County Ac-
tivities of Excellence Award.
Hamilton County was recog-
nized for its program “Mak-
ing Farm Bureau Relevant
to the Equine Community”
while Wayne County was
honored for its program “An-
imal Agriculture Educational
Kiosks.” Both Ohio counties
exhibited their programs at
the AFBF trade show.
Also during the national
convention, Ohio’s discus-
sion meet winner, Brad Hei-
merl of Johnstown, advanced
to the Sweet 16 round of the
national competition. Ohio’s
Outstanding Young Farmer,
Erik Scott of Georgetown,
and Excellence in Agricul-
ture winner Greg McGlinch
of Versailles, also represented
Ohio in the national contests.
According to Fisher, Farm
Bureau’s goal is to make a
positive difference for its
members and their commu-
nities. “Awards like these
validate the work being done
every day by Farm Bureau
members across the state,” he
Ohio Farm Bureau wins top award from American Farm Bureau
The St. John’s wrestling team grabbed first place at the Gene Kimmet Pool Tournament at Tiffin Calvert High
School Saturday. Led by unbeaten (5-0) all-Tournament wrestlers Austin Martin (145), Luke Wrasman (160/170)
and Will Buettner (170/182), they defeated South Central 30-27, Bucyrus 42-24, Fostoria St. Wendelin 42-6, Tiffin
Calvert 54-12 and Buckeye Central 42-18. Others wrestlers include Evan Mohler (3-2) at 120, Justin Siefker (4-1)
at 132, Alex Haunhorst (4-1) at 138, Wes Buettner (4-1) at 152, Derek Anthony (3-1) at 170/182 and Nate Schroeder
(4-1) at 285. (Photo submitted)
SJ matmen 1st at Gene Kimmet tourney
Local Girls Basketball Standings –
League All Games
Through Jan. 16
McComb 4-1 11-3
Arcadia 4-1 10-3
Liberty-Benton 4-1 10-3
Arlington 4-1 9-3
Leipsic 3-2 8-5
Pandora-Gilboa 3-2 8-5
Van Buren 2-3 3-10
Cory-Rawson 1-4 7-8
Vanlue 0-5 4-10
Hardin-Northern 0-5 0-12
Versailles 5-0 13-1
Fort Recovery 4-0 10-3
New Knoxville 3-1 9-3
Coldwater 3-1 8-5
Minster 3-2 9-5
Marion Local 1-3 7-6
St. John’s 1-3 6-6
New Bremen 1-3 7-8
St. Henry 0-4 7-6
Parkway 0-4 2-11
Waynesfield-Goshen 3-0 8-5
Perry 3-1 5-11
Fairbanks 2-1 5-7
Upper Scioto Valley 2-2 7-5
Riverside 2-2 4-10
Ridgemont 0-3 0-13
Marion Catholic 0-3 0-14
Crestview 4-0 11-1
Bluffton 4-0 9-3
Ada 3-1 8-6
Lincolnview 2-2 10-4
Lima CC 2-2 7-6
Allen East 2-2 6-7
Jefferson 1-3 4-10
Columbus Grove 1-3 2-10
Spencerville 1-3 2-9
Paulding 0-4 4-8
Ottoville 5-0 14-0
Leipsic 4-0 8-5
Pandora-Gilboa 3-1 8-5
Continental 2-1 8-4
Kalida 2-1 8-5
Fort Jennings 1-3 6-9
Columbus Grove 0-4 2-11
Miller City 0-5 2-12
Tol. Notre Dame Acad. 7-0 10-3
Findlay 6-1 10-3
Tol. Cent. Cath. 5-2 8-4
Tol. Whitmer 4-3 10-4
Lima Senior 3-4 7-6
Oregon Clay 2-5 4-12
Toledo St. Ursula 1-6 5-7
Fremont Ross 0-7 4-9
Bath 4-0 9-4
Shawnee 4-0 8-6
Celina 3-1 12-2
Ottawa-Glandorf 2-2 10-5
Elida 2-2 6-7
Wapakoneta 2-2 5-9
Kenton 1-3 8-6
Van Wert 1-3 7-6
St. Marys 1-3 2-10
Defiance 0-4 0-13
Northwest Ohio Boys Basketball
Standings – 2012-2013
League All Games
Through Jan. 16
Leipsic 3-0 10-1
Liberty-Benton 3-0 9-1
Arlington 3-1 9-2
McComb 3-1 6-6
Vanlue 2-2 9-2
Cory-Rawson 2-2 6-6
Van Buren 2-2 3-8
Pandora-Gilboa 1-3 2-10
Hardin-Northern 0-4 2-9
Arcadia 0-4 1-11
St. Henry 3-0 12-1
St. John’s 3-0 8-3
Versailles 3-1 9-1
New Bremen 3-1 10-2
Fort Recovery 1-2 10-2
Minster 1-2 7-4
New Knoxville 1-2 6-6
Marion Local 0-2 3-6
Coldwater 0-2 4-5
Parkway 0-3 1-11
Lima Temple Christian 4-0 10-3
Upper Scioto Valley 4-0 9-2
Ridgemont 2-2 4-9
Fairbanks 1-2 5-6
Perry 1-2 3-8
Waynesfield-Goshen 1-2 3-8
Riverside 1-2 4-10
Marion Catholic 0-4 2-11
Lima Central Catholic 4-0 11-1
Spencerville 3-0 6-4
Crestview 2-1 10-1
Paulding 2-1 9-3
Columbus Grove 2-1 7-4
Ada 1-2 5-7
Jefferson 1-2 3-8
Lincolnview 1-3 3-10
Bluffton 0-3 4-7
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Columbus Grove 2-1 7-4
Ottoville 1-1 6-7
Continental 0-2 5-6
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Pandora-Gilboa 0-4 2-10
Tol. Whitmer 5-1 10-2
Tol. St. John’s Jes. 5-1 10-3
Tol. Cent. Cath. 4-1 8-1
Findlay 4-1 7-4
Fremont Ross 3-3 7-3
Lima Senior 2-4 4-6
Oregon Clay 0-6 0-10
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Defiance 1-2 6-4
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Celina 0-3 4-8
St. Marys 0-3 3-8
Shawnee 0-3 1-10
The Associated Press
BOSTON — Austin Rivers won
his first NBA game against his father
as the New Orleans Hornets beat
coach Doc Rivers and the Boston
Celtics 90-78 on Wednesday night.
Greivis Vasquez scored
15 points with 11 rebounds and
Al-Farouq Aminu had 18 points
and nine rebounds for New Orleans,
which won for the sixth time in
seven games and stopped Boston’s
6-game winning streak. Rivers
scored eight points against his
dad’s team; they became the fourth
father-son matchup in NBA history.
Anthony Davis had 10 points and 10
rebounds for the Hornets.
Paul Pierce scored 12 points
with 10 rebounds before fouling out
in the final minutes. Kevin Garnett
scored 15 and Rajon Rondo had
11 assists.
OAKLAND, Calif. — LeBron
James became the youngest player
in NBA history to score 20,000
points and also surpassed 5,000
assists on a milestone night, leading
Miami over undermanned Golden
On a road trip that has had more
bad news than good, James rewrote
the headlines and the record books.
He finished with 25 points, 10 assists
and seven rebounds. He eclipsed
both marks before halftime, helped
Miami go ahead by 34 points in
the third quarter and allowed coach
Erik Spoelstra to rest his starters —
without debate — for the fourth.
Dwyane Wade added 15 points,
eight rebounds and six assists and
Mario Chalmers scored 15. David
Lee had 12 points and 11 rebounds
and Jarrett Jack scored 16 in place
of Stephen Curry, who sprained
his twice surgically-repaired right
ankle during Golden State’s morn-
ing practice. The team said X-rays
were negative; Warriors coach Mark
Jackson added he doesn’t expect
Curry to be out long.
Parker had 17 points and 11 assists
and Tim Duncan scored 19 to help
San Antonio beat Memphis, extend-
ing its home winning streak to 13
The Spurs (30-11) shot 58 per-
cent from the field in becoming only
the third team to score more than
100 points against the Grizzlies.
Boris Diaw added 14, Kawhi
Leonard 13 and Tiago Splitter 10.
Rudy Gay scored 17 points as all
five starters reached double figures
for Memphis (24-13), which lost
its third straight. Marc Gasol had
12 points, Tony Allen and Zach
Randolph each had 11 and Mike
Conley 10.
Westbrook scored 32 points, Kevin
Martin had 20 and Oklahoma City
snapped Denver’s 6-game winning
Kevin Durant added 20 points
and tied his career high with five
steals as NBA-best Oklahoma City
led wire-to-wire for just the second
time this season.
The Thunder opened a 16-point
lead in the first quarter and remained
in control throughout, pulling their
starters for the fourth quarter with a
25-point edge.
Kosta Koufos had 16 points and
nine rebounds to lead the Nuggets.
HAWKS 109, NETS 95
ATLANTA — Jeff Teague
had a career-high 28 points and 11
assists, Zaza Pachulia finished two
assists shy of a triple-double and the
short-handed Atlanta Hawks ended
Brooklyn’s 7-game winning streak.
The Hawks played without lead-
ing scorer Josh Smith, suspended for
one game and fined an undisclosed
amount for “conduct detrimental to
the team” following an incident in
practice Tuesday. Pachulia had 13
points, 11 rebounds and a career-
high eight assists. Al Horford had 17
points and 13 rebounds.
Brook Lopez had 22 points for
the Nets, who lost for only the
second time in 11 games under
interim coach P.J. Carlesimo. Joe
Johnson had 15 points in his return
to Atlanta, where he played the past
seven seasons.
DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki
scored 19 points, O.J. Mayo hit two
tie-breaking free throws and Dallas
held off a Jeremy Lin-led surge to
beat Houston.
Lin and James Harden com-
bined to score the last 18 points for
the Rockets, who erased an 11-point
fourth-quarter deficit and got even
at 97. After Elton Brand blocked a
layup attempt by Harden, Mayo hit
both free throws after getting fouled
at the other end.
Lin had a chance to tie the score
on free throws but missed the sec-
ond of two. The Rockets got one
more chance to go in front but
Harden couldn’t get a good look at a
layup. Nowitzki won a scramble for
the ball and hit two free throws for a
101-98 lead.
Harden led the Rockets with 20
points and Lin had 19.
Mayo and Shawn Marion scored
18 apiece for Dallas.
TORONTO — Luol Deng hit a
tie-breaking jumper with 3 seconds
left in overtime and Chicago beat
Carlos Boozer had a season-
high 36 points and 12 rebounds and
Joakim Noah added 16 points and 14
rebounds for the Bulls. Deng scored
19 points and Richard Hamilton 15.
Rev. Code, Sec. 5705.30
Notice is hereby given that
on the 4th day of Febru-
ary, 2013 at 10 o’clock
a.m., a public hearing will
be held on the Budget pre-
pared by the Ottoville Lo-
cal School District of Put-
nam County, Ohio, for the
next succeeding fiscal
year ending June 30,
2013. Such hearing will be
held at the office of the
Putnam County
245 E. Main Street, Suite
101, Ottawa, Ohio
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1 “I” trouble
4 Keeps ft
8 Thick mud
12 Mule on a song
13 Coffee dispensers
14 Comics canine
15 Performance test (2 wds.)
17 Tress
18 Dwelling
19 Map source
20 Mind reader’s gift
22 Road “beetles”
23 Spoken
26 Make turbid
28 Camp bed
31 Blue ox of legend
32 House addition
33 Unexplained sighting
34 Watch carefully
35 Util. bill
36 Dart about
37 To date
38 Ancient colonnade
39 Low voice
40 Not outgoing
41 Matched items
43 Pound unit
46 Dalai Lama’s city
50 Coatrack
51 Travel expenses (2 wds.)
54 The heat -- --
55 Hindu attire
56 Museum contents
57 All there
58 Better late -- never
59 Meadow murmur
1 This, to Pedro
2 Clothing
3 Potpourri
4 -- Verne of sci-f
5 Boston Bruin great
6 Veld grazer
7 FICA number
8 Loses feathers
9 Temple image
10 Costa --
11 Cartoon shrieks
16 Astaire sister
19 Cobbler’s tool
21 Sitting --
22 Country estates
23 Knuckle under
24 Martha of dental ads
25 Help with a heist
27 Tub in the fridge
28 Weed out
29 Make a day -- --
30 Dog in Oz
36 Earl Hines’ nickname
38 Yon maiden
40 Public tiff
42 Fairylike
43 Elevator pioneer
44 Latin bear
45 Flashy sign
47 Fine steed
48 Inoculants
49 Nick and Nora’s dog
51 Chicago hrs.
52 Ooh companion
53 Bikini top
Answer to
Van Wert County
Pauline I. Strickler to
Douglas A. Strickler, inlot
262, Middle Point.
Ruth C. Good Revocable
Trust to Merrill M. Good
Investment, portion of
section 31, Ridge Township,
portion of section 6, Liberty
Reincke-Norris LLC
to Granite Ridge Builders,
portion of section 31, Ridge
Township (Pleasant Ridge
subdivision lot 8).
Brandi L. Myers to
Charles H. Myers IV,
portion of sections 35, 36,
Willshire Township.
Wachovia Loan Trust
2005 to David A. Gardner,
inlot 1571, Van Wert.
Lee V. Kehres, Lisa
M. Kehres to Lance A.
Kehres, Mandy L. Kehres,
portion of inlots 80, 81, 82,
Fannie Mae to Barbara
A. Welch Revocable Trust,
inlot 1221, Van Wert.
Estate of Byron G.
Waterman to Steven G.
Waterman, Gregory A.
Waterman, inlot 112, Ohio
Kenneth A. Sealscott
Trust, to Louise M.
Laudick, Kenneth A.
Sealscott Family Trust,
Miles K. Sealscott, portion
of inlots 1416, 1415, Van
Wert, portion of section 19,
Hoaglin Township.
Kathleen A. Fleming,
Kathy Fleming, Phillip
Fleming to FFF Properties
LLC, portion of section 29,
Hoaglin Township.
This homemade version keeps well
in the fridge. It may be time-consuming
to make but I think it tastes much
better than the store-bought brands!
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large onions, roughly chopped
1/2 cup tamarind paste
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced ginger
2 jalapenos, seeds removed and
3 tablespoons chopped
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 whole cloves
2 tablespoons freshly cracked black
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1 cup molasses
3 cups white vinegar
1 cup dark beer
1/2 cup orange juice
2 cups water
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 lime, thinly sliced
In a large saucepan, heat the
olive oil over medium heat. Add the
onion and saute until soft, about 6 to
7 minutes. Stir in the tamarind paste,
garlic, ginger and jalapenos and cook
for 5 more minutes. Add the anchovies,
tomato paste, cloves, pepper, corn
syrup, molasses, white vinegar, dark
beer, orange juice, water, lemon and
lime. Bring to a boil, reduce heat
to medium low and simmer, stirring
occasionally, for 2 to 3 hours, or until
it naps the back of a spoon. Strain the
mixture and refrigerate. Yields 6 cups.
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Thursday, January 17, 2013 The Herald – 9
By Bernice Bede Osol
sounds like a
helicopter sister
Dear Annie: I am a se-
nior in high school. My
boyfriend broke up with me
a month after he went off
to college. We had been to-
gether for nine months and I
was devastated. He was my
frst real boyfriend. He treat-
ed me well and cried when
we broke up. He ended our
relationship because it was
his frst time be-
ing on his own,
and he didn’t want
anyone tying him
down. He said he
needs time to fg-
ure out his life.
He claims I will
understand when I
go to college, and
I am trying to ac-
cept this.
Our breakup
was amicable,
even though I was
upset. We still text and talk
on a regular basis. I know he
has no intention of getting
back together, at least not
now. I have seen him three
times since we broke up, and
every time we end up sleep-
ing together. He told me re-
cently that he thinks he is
interested in another girl.
My friends say it’s best if
I cut all ties with him — no
more talking, texting or see-
ing him when he’s home for
breaks. My friends have nev-
er been through something
like this, though, so they
don’t understand how hard it
would be for me to not have
him in my life. Annie, what
do you think? — Confused
in California
Dear Confused: Please
stop sleeping with your ex-
boyfriend. It only muddies
the water and makes every-
thing more diffcult. He has
broken up with you, and
frankly, he was right to do
so. He’s away at school and
wants to date other women.
Instead of simply cheating
on you, he was honest and
ended things. But continuing
to sleep with you is taking
advantage. You have to let
him go. If you want to re-
main friends, fne, but only if
it doesn’t include “with ben-
efts.” You need some space
to get over him and move on
with your life.
Dear Annie: I’ve never
read a letter with my prob-
lem: I’m not attracted to my
husband anymore, and that’s
why I’m not having sex with
I have a stronger sex drive
than my husband, who will
be 50 soon. When we were
in our 30s and he wasn’t so
overweight, I would initi-
ate sex if he had bathed and
brushed his teeth after com-
ing home from his construc-
tion job dirty, sweaty and
greasy. The problem is that
he stopped bathing, and I
can’t deal with his signif-
cant beer belly and his hor-
rible breath. Also, he has si-
nus issues and is constantly
clearing his throat, which
drives me nuts.
I am in good shape, and
other men still admire me,
which only adds to my frus-
tration. Actually, the frustra-
tion is turning into bitterness
because he makes no effort
to get into better shape. Now
I am simply turned
off. We do very
little together as a
couple except eat.
I’m sure he blames
me for our lack of
Please let men
know that they
can’t expect their
wives to look great
while they let them-
selves go. These
middle-age issues
never occurred to
me when I was younger. —
No Longer Compatible
Dear No Longer: This is
part of “in sickness and in
health.” You might fnd your
husband more appealing if
he made even a small effort.
“Not trying” seems like “not
caring.” But it’s possible
your husband has some is-
sues with depression and ag-
ing. See whether counseling
and a doctor’s checkup help.
We hope so.
Dear Annie: “Disgrun-
tled in California” said her
older sister kept it a secret
that she saw Disgruntled’s
son eating in a restaurant.
Good grief. She saw her
adult nephew eating in a res-
taurant, and she’s supposed
to report this to his mother?
Why? Disgruntled sounds
like a helicopter sister. Older
does not mean incompetent
or in need of direction. Their
relationship might improve a
whole lot if Disgruntled at-
tempted to be a friend instead
of an overbearing mother. —
Sister Who Knows
Annie’s Mailbox
Your chart indicates that in the
year ahead you are likely to have
some unusually strong ambitions.
This could be due to some special
knowledge you’ve acquired that you
feel can take you places.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
-- To be on the safe side, it would be
wise to avoid issues on which you and
your special someone hold strong,
opposing views. It won’t take much to
light the other’s fuse.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
-- Harboring a negative attitude will
have a strong effect on the results of
everything you do. This will include
even most assignments that you
normally perform by rote.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) --
You are entitled to have some fun and
enjoy yourself, as long as you don’t
overindulge or spend too lavishly on
your personal pleasures. Both would
carry heavy penalties.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
-- Emphasizing only your interests
without any concern for those of
others will not only turn off everyone,
it will lessen your hopes of getting
what you want as well.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) --
Guard against a tendency to make a
snap judgment based on incomplete
information. An incorrect conclusion
will take you completely off track and
only confuse you further.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It’s
never a good day to lend to or borrow
from a friend, so don’t start now.
Discipline might be required in order
to avoid doing so, but it behooves you
to muster up the necessary strength.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
-- Our behavior is always being
scrutinized by our peers, opponents
and supporters. Don’t try to please
them all --just watch your step and do
as best you can.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Even
if you believe your ideas and methods
are better than those of others, they
don’t want to hear it, so keep it to
yourself. Instead, try to accept others’
points of view with an open mind.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It
behooves you to be extremely cautious
about how you use your money,
especially if you’re considering a
major investment. Make sure you
have all the facts at your disposal.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- This
could be one of those days when you
feel that everyone but you is out of
step with the world. Unfortunately,
the reverse is likely to be true, and
it’s you who is not in sync with the
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) --
The only way you’ll be able to lighten
your share of the load is to acquire
some assistance. However, your
chances of getting others to drop what
they’re doing to help you are nil.
21) -- You can be either great or
completely horrible about managing
your or anybody else’s resources. Be
careful, because today it might be the

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Answers to Wednesday’s questions:
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the least popu-
lous state capital is Montpelier, Vermont, with 7,855
residents. The most populous state capital is Phoenix,
Arizona, with a population of 1,445,632.
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Today’s questions:
What unusual breed was Hooch, the drooling, house-
wrecking yard dog in the 1989 Tom Hanks film comedy
Turner & Hooch?
The national anthems of which two countries were
composed by Nobel Prize-winning writer Rabindranath
Answers in Friday’s Herald.
10 – The Herald Thursday, January 17, 2013
Deficient levees found across America
The Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS — Inspectors taking the
first-ever inventory of flood control systems
overseen by the federal government have
found hundreds of structures at risk of failing
and endangering people and property in 37
Levees deemed in unacceptable condition
span the breadth of America. They are in
every region, in cities and towns big and
small: Washington, D.C., and Sacramento
Calif., Cleveland and Dallas, Augusta, Ga.,
and Brookport, Ill.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has yet
to issue ratings for a little more than 40 percent
of the 2,487 structures, which protect about 10
million people. Of those it has rated, however,
326 levees covering more than 2,000 miles
were found in urgent need of repair.
The problems are myriad: earthen walls
weakened by trees, shrubs and burrowing
animal holes; houses built dangerously close
to or even on top of levees; decayed pipes and
pumping stations.
The Associated Press requested, under the
Freedom of Information Act, details on why
certain levees were judged unacceptable and
how many people would be affected in a flood.
The Corps declined on grounds that such
information could heighten risks of terrorism
and sabotage.
The AP found specifics about the condition
of some levees from federal and state records
and in interviews with more than a dozen offi-
cials in cities and towns. The number of people
who might be affected by a breach could not
be determined because there are many dif-
ferent factors in a flood, such as terrain and
obstacles. Local governments are responsible
for upgrading unacceptable levees. Some local
officials say that the Corps is exaggerating the
dangers, that some deficiencies were approved
or not objected to by the federal government
and that any repairs could cost them hundreds
of thousands, if not millions, of dollars.
“It’s just not right to tell a little town like
this to spend millions of dollars that we can’t
raise,” said Judy Askew, mayor of Brookport,
a hardscrabble town of about 1,000 on the
banks of the Ohio River.
Compared with other types of infrastruc-
ture, the nation’s levees, within and outside
federal jurisdiction, don’t fare well. They
earned a D-minus for overall condition from
the American Society of Civil Engineers in
its latest report card in 2009, ranking behind
dams, bridges, rails and eight other categories.
The condition of flood control systems
came into dramatic focus in August 2005
when Hurricane Katrina’s rain and storm surge
toppled levees in New Orleans and tore up the
Gulf Coast. It left 1,800 people dead and was
the costliest storm in U.S. history with damage
estimated at $108 billion.
Afterward, Congress told the Corps to cata-
log federally overseen levees, many of which it
built and handed over to municipalities to run
and maintain. The Corps has spent more than
$140 million on inspections and developing
the inventory. As of Jan. 10, the agency had
rated 1,451 or 58 percent, of them. Of those,
326 were unacceptable, 1,004 were minimally
acceptable with deficiencies that need correct-
ing, and 121 were acceptable.
In the AP’s examination, among the most
widespread issues were: — Design or con-
struction flaws.
Some levees had inadequate “freeboard”
— extra height to prevent overflow, which
can weaken the landward slope of the levee.
For example, the Corps found there was not
enough height in a levee along a 20-mile
stretch of Mississippi’s Yazoo River system,
which came close to being overtopped in 2011
during historic flooding of the Mississippi
River valley. — Inadequate or crumbling
infrastructure. Many pipes built into levees
to drain storm water were made of metal
that has rusted. And pumping systems are
giving out. In Brookport, inspectors found
inoperable pumps and deteriorating pipes in
its 6-mile-long earthen levee. Their report
said a gaping hole just outside town has put
the structure in “critical condition.” — Failure
to control vegetation and invasive animals.
Corps specifications require that levee slopes
be kept clear of plants and burrowing critters
such as ground squirrels and gophers. The
tunnels could weaken the walls by providing
pathways for water. Thick vegetation also can
conceal cracks, holes and unstable slopes. A
2010 Corps report found parts of a 2.2-mile-
long Mississippi River levee in South St. Paul,
Minn., dotted with trees, brush, weeds and tree
stumps. — Building encroachment. The Corps
requires a 15-foot buffer between levees and
man-made structures such as houses, fences
and parking lots. But some structures abut
levees or rest on top of them.
Part of an 11.5-mile levee built to protect
downtown Augusta, Ga., from the Savannah
River was incorporated into a park featuring
a brick walkway, lighting and landscaping.
A townhouse subdivision and access road
were built atop the levee, as were sections of
a hotel, a church hall and a science museum.
In Toledo, Ohio, some 1,500 homes, patios,
stairs and other structures have been placed on
the levee that runs along Lake Erie’s Maumee
Bay. “You name it, it’s out there,” said Robert
Remmers, a Corps levee safety program man-
ager who oversees Toledo’s system. Local
officials say that in many cases the Corps
allowed such incursions — or didn’t object
to them.
Fewer US homes repossessed
by banks in 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lenders took possession of
fewer U.S. homes in 2012 than a year earlier, as the pace of
new homes entering the path to foreclosure slowed and banks
increasingly opted to allow troubled borrowers to sell their
homes for less than what they owed on their mortgage.
All told, banks repossessed 671,251 homes last year, down
nearly 17 percent from 804,423 the year before, according to
data released today by foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc.
The trend, along with an annual decline in overall foreclo-
sure activity, suggests that the country’s foreclosure woes are
easing, at least on a national level. But half the states experi-
enced higher levels of foreclosure activity last year and many
are expected to continue seeing increases this year, RealtyTrac
All told, foreclosure activity, defined as the number of
homes that received at least one foreclosure-related filing,
declined 3 percent last year. That translates to 1.8 million U.S.
homes, and represents a drop of 36 percent from a peak of 2.9
million homes in 2010, the firm said.
Florida had the nation’s highest foreclosure rate last year,
with 3.1 percent of households, or one in 32, receiving a
foreclosure-related filing during the year.
Generally, states such as Florida and New York, where
the courts play a role in the foreclosure process, take longer
to work through their cases than California, Utah and other
so-called nonjudicial states with a more streamlined process.
The judicial states also have taken longer to work through
a backlog of cases that built up in 2011 when foreclosure
processing slowed as the mortgage industry addressed allega-
tions that lenders had processed foreclosures without verifying
documents. As a result, foreclosure activity rose last year in 25
states, most of them states with a judicial foreclosure system,
while it declined in 25 others, most of those being non-judicial
foreclosure states, RealtyTrac said.
Among the states with the biggest increases were New
Jersey, Florida and Illinois. States with the biggest annual
decline in foreclosure activity included Nevada, Utah and
Many of the states with a judicial foreclosure process,
including Florida, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana, should be caught
up with their foreclosure backlog halfway through this year,
said Daren Blomquist, a vice president at RealtyTrac.
Other states, such as New York and New Jersey, where the
foreclosure process can run an average nearly three years, will
continue to play catch-up through most of 2013, he added.
Pakistanis protest killing
of 18 in village raid
Hawaii hometown backs
Te’o after girlfriend hoax
Change in air for blizzard
of winter weather terms
The Associated Press
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Several thousand people rallied
today in northwestern Pakistan, denouncing the killing of 18
local villagers in an overnight raid they blamed on security
forces and displaying the victims’ bodies in the provincial capi-
tal in a sign of protest.
The outcry came as thousands of supporters of a fiery Muslim
cleric continued their anti-government protest in the capital,
Islamabad, for a third day, paralyzing key areas of the city.
The deaths of the villagers occurred late Tuesday in an area
known as Khyber Agency. It’s part of the tribal region where the
Pakistani military has been waging a campaign against Islamic
militants. Human rights groups and residents claim the opera-
tions are often laced with abuse and cause civilian casualties.
About 3,000 people gathered today outside the house of
the governor of northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province
in Peshawar. They said gunmen wearing military uniforms
stormed homes in their area and shot the villagers dead.
The protesters shouted anti-military slogans and called on
the military to end its operations in the Bara area where the
shooting occurred. One sign written in Urdu read: “We are also
Pakistanis. Don’t kill us.”
Shabir Ahmed, a soldier from the paramilitary Frontier
Constabulary, said his four brothers and father were present at
their home when uniformed gunmen stormed his house, opened
fire and killed them.
“I want to know who killed my brothers and father and why,”
he said.
There have been attacks in the past where militants have dis-
guised themselves in military uniforms, although such incidents
are not common.
An official with the Frontier Constabulary, which operates in
the area, said the villagers had been killed by militants. The offi-
cial spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized
to speak to the media.
Human rights groups have accused the Pakistani military
of widespread human rights abuses in their counter-insurgency
campaign in the tribal areas.
In a December report, Amnesty International accused the
Pakistani military of regularly holding people without charges
and torturing or otherwise mistreating them in custody. The
London-based group said in the report that some detainees do
not survive and are returned to their families dead, or their corps-
es are dumped in remote areas. The Pakistani military rejected
Amnesty’s allegations, calling the report “a pack of lies.”
The Amnesty report also criticized the Taliban for a range of
rights abuses, including the killing of captured soldiers and inno-
cent civilians. The militants have carried out scores of attacks
around the country that have killed thousands of people.
The bodies of the villagers killed in the Peshawar raid were
displayed wrapped in blankets and laid out on the street outside
the governor’s house.
LAIE, Hawaii (AP) — People in small Hawaii hometown of
Manti Te’o are offering support for the Notre Dame linebacker,
after the story of his girlfriend and her death from Leukemia were
revealed as a hoax.
No one answered the door Wednesday evening and no one
appeared to be inside the modest, single-story wood home of Te’o’s
parents, Brian and Ottilia Te’o, in the small coastal town of Laie on
Oahu’s northern shore where Manti Te’o was born.
But members of the mostly Mormon community, a town of
about 6,000 people about an hour’s drive from Honolulu that is
home to a small satellite campus of Hawaii’s Brigham Young
University, said they were dumbfounded, and didn’t believe he
would have knowingly perpetrated such a story.
Lokelani Kaiahua said Te’o’s parents were her classmates, and she
knew them to have strong family values they instilled in their children.
“I just don’t see something like that being made up from him or
having any part of that because they’re not those kind of people,”
she said while sitting and talking with friends a few doors down
from the Te’o family home. “Everybody’s kind of like ‘what is
going on?”’ According to media accounts that surrounded Te’o, an
All-American and Heisman Trophy finalists, throughout the season,
Lennay Kekua, died of leukemia in September. But on Wednesday
the website posted a lengthy story Wednesday say-
ing there was no evidence that Kekua ever existed.
Notre Dame officials then confirmed the hoax but were insis-
tent that Te’o was only the victim. Te’o is a hero and role model
to many children in Laie and nearby small towns like Haaula,
Kaaawa, and Kahuku along the two-lane highway snaking through
Oahu’s northeastern coast.
Students at local Haaula often wear Notre Dame jerseys with
his number “5” on them, and Te’o has returned to the area to talk
to students about the importance of staying in school, said school
administrator Makala Paakaula, 38.
“He always keeps giving back to his community,” Paakaula said.
She said Te’o should be lauded for uniting Notre Dame during his
senior year when he could have left for the NFL. “It’s amazing how
he brought together the whole school to become one ohana, one fam-
ily, where they all belonged, where they all had a purpose,” she said.
Many residents expressed anger toward whoever was behind
the entire affair. “If he got hoaxed, that’s not his fault — shame on
them,” Paakaula said, “because he has a very trusting, open heart.”
The Associated Press
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Ever hit a mental whiteout ponder-
ing the difference between a winter storm watch and winter
weather advisory?
The National Weather Service is looking at the idea that less
is more when it comes to such jargon.
This winter, the federal forecasting agency is trying out
simple, descriptive language to possibly replace its 14 watches,
advisories and warnings for wintry weather — from ice storms
to blizzards, wind chill to lake-effect snow.
Recent example: Alongside a winter storm watch for
northeast Wyoming, the Weather Service released a possible
substitute statement: “The National Weather Service in Rapid
City (S.D.) is forecasting the potential for a significant winter
“The purpose of this project is to use language that is self-
evident, that everybody would immediately understand,” said
Eli Jacks, the forecaster leading the experiment.
The experiment began in December and runs through
March 31 at 26 Weather Service offices covering Alaska,
Oregon, the northern Great Plains, Michigan, New England,
Appalachia and Oklahoma. A separate website for the project
avoids confusing people who just want to look up the forecast.
The clear-and-simple approach could be carried over to heat
waves, flooding, dangerous wind and other conditions, but that
will depend on what the public has to say.
Reaction so far has been partly cloudy. Many people don’t
want to give up familiar terms that have been around for gen-
erations, Jacks said.
“But then other people say, ‘Well you know what, I’ve
always been confused by ‘watch’ and ‘warning’ because they
both start with ‘wa.’ Or, ‘I’ve never quite known what an advi-
sory means,”’ he said.
Jackson said he’s thought about the problem for years and
got to work on changes about two years ago. Hear, hear, said
one Cheyenne-area man as he waited for his flight to California
at the city’s tiny airport.
“It is confusing. What is the difference between a warning
and a watch? To just have it spelled out in plain English would
be handy,” Roger Longstreet said. The new approach targets
watches (which predict the potential for hazardous weather
while the likelihood, timing and/or location remain uncertain)
and advisories (for weather hazards that are imminent or
occurring but are not inherently dangerous.)
The Weather Service would continue to issue warnings
when it means serious business with dangerous weather.
The Weather Service isn’t alone in reconsidering how it
communicates with the public.
Remember “Snowmageddon,” the East Coast blizzard of
2010? Federal forecasters aren’t getting that creative yet, but
The Weather Channel this winter has formalized naming win-
ter storms like hurricanes, typhoons and tropical storms.
The Associated Press
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — A Marine who pleaded guilty
Wednesday to urinating on the corpse of a Taliban fighter
in Afghanistan will likely be demoted one rank under a plea
agreement, although a military judge called for a much harsher
Staff Sgt. Edward W. Deptola pleaded guilty to multiple
charges at court-martial, including that of violating orders by
desecrating remains and posing for photographs with the
corpses; and dereliction of duty by failing to properly supervise
junior Marines.
The judge, Lt. Col. Nicole Hudspeth, said she would have
sentenced him to six months confinement, a $5,000 fine, demo-
tion to private and a bad-conduct discharge. But she is bound
by terms of the plea agreement the sergeant reached with mili-
tary prosecutors. A general will review the sentence and could
choose to lower it.
Deptola and another Marine based at Camp LeJeune were
charged last year after a video surfaced showing four Marines
in full combat gear urinating on the bodies of three Afghans in
July 2011. In the video, one of the Marines looked down at the
bodies and quipped, “Have a good day, buddy.”
Deptola was sergeant for a scout sniper platoon. Though
he had been previously deployed overseas, he was on his only
combat deployment at the time. The Southold, N.Y., native is
married with two children, but military officials declined to
give his age.
The sergeant admitted to the judge that he urinated on one
of the three corpses and posed in the “trophy photographs.”
He said he failed to supervise the Marines under him when the
desecration began, even though he had been briefed that such
behavior violated a Marine Corps general order.
“I was in a position to stop it and I did not. … I should have
spoken up on the spot,” he said.
Marine pleads guilty to
urinating on Afghan corpse
NEW YORK (AP) — As the tab-
loids speculated about whether Jessica
Simpson is expecting again (she is) and
the media zeroed in on Kate Middleton’s
acute morning sickness, Kim Kardashian
says it was nice to be out of the media
spotlight during the early stages of her
“I’m obviously so happy for them,
but if anything I loved the privacy,” the
32-year-old reality TV star said in an
interview Wednesday.
That bit of privacy went out the
window when Kardashian’s boyfriend,
Kanye West, revealed during a Dec. 30
concert in Atlantic City, N.J., that they
are expecting their first child together.
Now that the word is out, Kardashian
says her motherly instincts have made
her pull back from being so open about
her personal life.
“I think that definitely kicks in where
you’re like, ‘OK, I have to go in protect
mode,’ and as ironic as it sounds, you
live your life on a reality show but then
when you grow up … certain things
change your life that make you want to
be more private and this is definitely one
of them.”
The couple went public with their
relationship in March.
Kardashian married NBA player Kris
Humphries in August 2011 and their
divorce is not finalized. West rarely
grants interviews, and the 35-year-old
rapper is the ying to the Kardashian fam-
ily’s “out there” yang. Kardashian says
she is somewhat influenced by West’s
“When you spend time with some-
one, you learn things from them, so I
see what (his) views are in wanting to
be private, so that’s a choice we make
together as a family just in how we’re
gonna raise our kid,” she said. “… But
my personal experience of having really
open relationships on the show, I’ve
done that, and for me I feel like I got
really scrutinized when people didn’t
maybe understand my decisions at some
point, so I feel like after that experience
I’ve become more private more so than
just like Kanye’s views or anything.”
Kardashian is due in July.
A new season of her reality show with
her sister Kourtney, “Kourtney and Kim
Take Miami,” premieres Sunday on E!
(9 p.m. EST).
Pregnant Kim Kardashian wants to be more private