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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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During the ALiCE training at Jefferson High School on Tuesday, teachers and staff practice building a barricade at the classroom doorway. BY STEPHANIE GROVES rigid voice. a barricade at the doorways sgroves@delphosherald.com A silence fell across the and positioning themselves room and the students’ eyes to engage the intruder with a DELPHOS — “I pledge turned to their teacher, Mr. barrage of textbooks. allegiance to the Flag of the Smith, who immediately This fictitious scenario is United States of America and sprung up from his desk and not unlike the real-life simuto the Republic for which it went into action. lations taught by the Delphos stands, one nation…” Then “Let’s roll,” Smith direct- Police Department during there was an abrupt crack- ed the classroom full of kids. ALiCE training with Delphos le and whine emitted from Without hesitation, each City Schools staff and adminthe microphone attached to student followed the proce- istration on Tuesday. the PA system. “Attention, dures they practiced time School safety has been in attention, code purple, code and time again, sprinting to the forefront of everyone’s purple. There is an intruder the classroom doors ensur- mind. While the nation strugin the building,” Principal ing they are locked, gather- gles with the aftermath of Miller spoke with a calm, yet ing desks and chairs to build the Newtown massacre and

Sergeant Mark Slate coaches Delphos Jefferson Senior High School staff and teachers during ALiCE training held on Tuesday. (Delphos Herald/Stephanie Groves) questions about school safety, teachers, school administrators and law enforcement officials have been scrambling for answers. Sergeant Mark Slate and Officer Ryan Kimmet of the Delphos Police Department presented the crisis training program ALiCE, an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Information, Counter and Evacuation. The program is geared to prepare first responders to think on their feet and choose the options that save lives if they would encounter an intruder or active shooter. The session began with Slate describing grim details of some of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. There have been 78 documented school shootings since 1978. In 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold plotted for a year before they killed 13 people and wounded 24 more at their Columbine High School. They then committed suicide. Seven years later, Duane Roger Morrison entered Platte Canyon High School in Bailey, Colorado and took six female students hostage, sexually assaulted each of them and released five of them one by one. As law enforcement stormed the classroom, Morrison killed the last hostage and turned the gun on himself. Five days later, in Nickel Mines, PA, Charles Carl Roberts IV stormed a one-room Amish schoolhouse with three guns, sent the boys and adults outside, barricaded the doors with two-by-fours and then shot 11 girls “executionSee ALICE, page 2

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Wildcats, Jays selling pre-sale tickets Both Jefferson and St. John’s are selling pre-sale tickets to boys basketball games. The Wildcats host Paulding Friday and visit Arlington Saturday. Prices are $5 for adults and $4 for students and are available at all four City School District buildings and the Administrative Building. The Blue Jays have two home games: St. Henry Friday (6:30 p.m.) and Spencerville Saturday. Adult tickets (and those at the gates) are $6, students $4 and will be sold in the high school office during school hours until 3:30 p.m. Friday. All tickets are $6 at the door. TODAY Wrestling State Dual Tournament Quarterfinals Div. III Region 17 at Columbus Grove: Columbus Grove vs. Antwerp, 6 p.m. Region 24 at Bath: Jefferson vs. Spencerville, 6 p.m. At Coldwater: St. John’s vs. Riverdale, 6 p.m. Div. II At Toledo Central Catholic: Elida vs. Bowling Green, 6 p.m. THURSDAY (Partial) Girls Basketball (6 p.m.): St. John’s at St. Henry (MAC); Jefferson at Paulding (NWC); Ottoville at Fort Jennings (PCL); Crestview at Spencerville (NWC); LCC at Lincolnview (NWC); Elida at Kenton (WBL); Columbus Grove at Allen East (NWC); Van Wert at Celina (WBL). Mostly sunny in Thursday morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs 15 to 20. A 30 percent chance of snow after midnight. Lows around 15. See page 2.

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City receives $18K check in settlement; Berquist finds $77,000
BY NANCY SPENCER nspencer@delphosherald.com

Students cower as shots ring out at Texas college
By JUAN A. LOZANO and MICHAEL GRACZYK The Associated Press HOUSTON — Luis Resendiz hid quietly in a small room with dozens of classmates after gunshots erupted in a courtyard on his college campus north of Houston. There his mind quickly drifted to last month’s Connecticut elementary school massacre that left 20 children dead, wondering if another gunman was on a rampage on the other side of the door. “I didn’t think something like this could happen,” said Resendiz, 22, who crouched in the room for about 20 minutes before being allowed to leave. “You don’t think about it happening to you.” A volley of gunshots around noon Tuesday at Lone Star College prompted a lockdown then evacuation of the campus. A maintenance worker who was caught in the crossfire was sent to a hospital, along with two others who authorities believe were involved in the shooting. Carlton Berry, 22, was arrested Tuesday and formally booked early Wednesday on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Harris County Sheriff’s Office records. Berry will be arraigned Thursday. Bond is set at $60,000. Berry was hospitalized, sheriff’s officials said. His condition, along with the conditions of the other person involved in the shooting and maintenance worker were not available. A fourth person also was taken to a hospital for treatment of a medical condition, Harris County sheriff’s Maj. Armando Tello said, without describing that medical condition. Authorities offered no details on what prompted the shooting. One of the two people involved had a student ID, and both people were hospitalized, Tello said. At least 10 patrol cars clustered on the campus’ west side as emergency personnel tended to the wounded and loaded them onto stretchers. Students led by officers ran from the buildings where they had been hiding as authorities evacuated the campus. Keisha Cohn, 27, was in a building about 50 feet away and began running as soon as she heard the shots. “To stay where I was wasn’t an option,” said Cohn, who fled from a building that houses computers and study areas. All the students were eventually evacuated, running out of buildings as police officers led them to safety. Mark Zaragosa said he had just left an EMT class when he saw two people who were injured, so he stopped to help them. He described the wounds as minor: One with a gunshot to the knee and another to the buttocks. “We were carrying (one man) over to an open area and they (the officers) told us to put him down — with all weapons drawn — and they cuffed him right there,” Zaragosa told KHOU-TV. The shooting last month at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., heightened security concerns at campuses across the country. In Texas, several school districts have either implemented or are considering a plan to allow faculty to carry guns on campus. While guns are not allowed on college campuses, the Texas Legislature this year might debate a bill that would allow them. Richard Carpenter, chancellor of the Lone Star College System, said the campus is a gun-free zone that “has been safe for 40

DELPHOS — Safety Service Director Greg Berquist had good news for city council on Tuesday. A check for $18,000 was received for the city’s portion of a claim in a class action suit against Syngenta AG and other manufacturers of atrazine, a chemical used in fertilizer that found its way in to the water systems of more than 1,000 municipalities more than a decade ago. Berquist said the city filed paperwork for the suit last year and the check is the city’s share of a $105 million settlement. He also noted the city is still waiting for more than $50,000 from FEMA for storm damage from late June and he found an additional $77,000 in revenue in the budget. Berquist added that he will soon be ready to sit down with the Finance Committee to solidify the 2013 budget. Councilman Rick Hanser said he had heard positive comments about the new walk bridge at Waterworks Park and wanted to formally thank the Delphos Stadium Club for the work. Council heard on second reading an ordinance allowing Berquist and/or the mayor to purchase commodities in 2013.

Community Unity holds ‘Free Food on Us’

Members of Community Unity teamed up with students from UNOH and the local Roger’s Rangers Tuesday during Free Food On Us at the Delphos Eagles. Free Food On Us is a food distribution that serves families in the Delphos area who are in need. All food items are donated and delivered by the West Ohio Food Bank. UNOH students unload food items brought by the West Ohio Food Bank. (Delphos Herald/ Stacy Taff)

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years.” “We think it’s still safe,” he added. The campus reopened late Tuesday afternoon, with classes expected to resume today. Daniel Flores, 19, was in a second-floor tutoring lab with about 60 people when he heard a noise that sounded “like someone was kicking a door.” Once he and others realized that sound was gunfire, they fled to the nearby student services center, where authorities kept them for about 30 minutes before letting them leave. Cody Harris, 20, said he was in a classroom with six or seven other students waiting for a psychology class to start when he heard eight shots. He and other students looked at each other, said, “I guess we should get out of here,” and fled. “I was just worried about getting out,” Harris said. “I called my grandmother and asked her to pick me up.”

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Prince Harry’s role draws reprisal fears
By GREGORY KATZ The Associated Press LONDON — Prince Harry’s admission that he killed Taliban fighters while working as a helicopter gunner in Afghanistan drew intense British media coverage Tuesday and sparked concerns about possible reprisals. The 28-year-old prince spoke in a pooled interview published late Monday after he was safely out of Afghanistan. He had spent the last 20 weeks deployed as a co-pilot and gunner in a heavily armed Apache attack helicopter. Asked if he had killed from the cockpit, the thirdin-line to the British throne said: “Yeah, so, lots of people have.” The response was immediate Tuesday: The Daily Mirror tabloid ran a page-one headline “Royal Sensation Harry: I Killed Taliban” along with a photo of a macholooking Harry in combat gear and designer shades. Other newspapers ran similar gungho stories about the prince’s military exploits. “Harry: I Have Killed” was the story in the Daily Mail. Video shot during the prince’s deployment was shown dozens of times on Britain’s major news networks. In Parliament on Tuesday, Defense Minister Mark Francois praised Harry, saying the prince should be commended for his bravery. He “has done well for his country,” Francois said, offering kind words for a prince who has occasionally embarrassed the royal family, most recently by being photographed naked as he played strip billiards at a Las Vegas hotel. Many in Harry’s family have also seen combat — most recently his uncle, Prince Andrew, who flew Royal Navy helicopters during the 1982 Falklands War. Prince Philip, his grandfather, served on Royal Navy battleships during World War II. Not everyone was applauding the soldier-prince. Lindsey German, leader of the Stop the War Coalition, called Harry’s comments “arrogant and insensitive” and raised the prospect that Harry might have accidently targeted Afghan civilians. Former officer Charles Heyman, who edits a yearbook on British forces, said the prince’s words may raise the already high threat level against him. “The royal family are all targets, and he now probably becomes the prime target, royal family-wise,” Heyman said. “But he can live with that. He’s a soldier, he knows what he’s doing.” Heyman said it was commendable that Harry had undertaken such a dangerous and demanding military job. “By and large, the world’s elite make sure their sons and daughters go nowhere near the firing line. So it brings credit to the royal family, and it’s good for army morale, that Harry’s not sitting back in London saying, ‘Well done, boys!”’ he said. Heyman said as an Apache gunner, Harry would have opened fire when directed to do so by a ground controller who would most likely have been under enemy fire. The

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prince typically would have been firing at Taliban forces in bunkers or protected in some way, not at troops out in the open, said the former officer. “They would have been opening fire to relieve pressure on the ground, maybe even to rescue people on the ground,” Heyman explained. “If he was using machine guns, there is no way he could say categorically he destroyed the target. But if he was using the Hellfire missiles against a bunker, he would be able to say categorically that he destroyed the target.” If there’s a large explosion and no more enemy fire from the target area, the gunner can be “pretty sure” the enemy has been killed, Heyman said. Col. Richard Kemp, a former British commander in Afghanistan, said the fevered press response to Harry’s words reflected a certain naivety about the realities of war. “He’s flying an attack helicopter armed with missiles and machine guns, and its purpose is predominantly to come in and provide fire support for troops fighting the Taliban, so it would be very, very surprising if he didn’t swoop in and kill,” Kemp said. He said Harry’s tone was appropriate in the interview. “I know it’s a delicate subject, but I’m surprised by how much people have seized on what he said,” Kemp said. “If he’d been bragging about killing, that would have been wrong, but he didn’t brag about it.”

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Activists: Government rocket kills 6 in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) — A rocket fired by Syrian regime forces slammed into a northern rebelheld village today, killing six members of a single family, activists said, while Turkey’s foreign minister called on the international community to declare the Syrian regime’s bombardment of its own citizens a war crime. With violence escalating and hopes of a political solution dwindling, Russia announced for the first time that it has evacuated families of its diplomats in Syria some time ago but said it is not planning a large-scale evacuation of the tens of thousands of its citizens still in the country. Russia has been the main protector of President Bashar Assad, shielding him from U.N. sanctions over his crackdown on an uprising that began in March 2011. In Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sought to play down the significance of evacuation of 77 of its citi-

style”, killing three people before committing suicide. Two of the wounded girls died later. The reality check, of sorts, brought the room of educators to a somber, yet unified mind-set. Principal John Edinger spoke on the opening segment of the training. “It was eye-opening and sickening. Taking the lives of innocent kids. ” Edinger spoke earnestly. “The Newtown shooting reminds me of the precious lives we have to protect.” Coaching the faculty in lock-down procedures includes ensuring all participants are aware of the proper codes announced during an intrusion, teaching hands-on self-defense mechanisms, creating effective door barricades, developing and learning contingency evacuation plans and establishing safe sites after an evacuation. In addition, there have been situations where students were in a lock-down situation for hours. Slate recommends that teachers have an emergency kit prepared in case a situation should warrant. “The kits should include bandages, snacks and even tampons, which would be useful to stop the bleeding of any wounds,” Slate affirmed. “Take the plastic liner out of

a metal trash can and use it [the trash can] as a toilet.” Vol. 143 No. 159 If an intruder storms a Nancy Spencer, editor classroom armed with a Ray Geary, general manager weapon, the staff and teachDelphos Herald Inc. ers are instructed to use a self-defense mechanism like Don Hemple, advertising manager Tiffany Brantley, forcefully throw any object, circulation manager like books or computers, to The Delphos Herald render the intruder unbalanced and make him or her (USPS 1525 8000) is published an easier target for a hands- daily except Sundays, Tuesdays and Holidays. on counterattack. By carrier in Delphos and Prior to the beginning of area towns, or by rural motor the school year, staff and route where available $1.48 per teachers began the first part week. By mail in Allen, Van of the ALICE training, where Wert, or Putnam County, $97 the staff viewed clips from per year. Outside these counties the Columbine shooting and $110 per year. Entered in the post office delved into the mind of an in Delphos, Ohio 45833 as active shooter. “There are always flaws in Periodicals, postage paid at the system.” Edinger stated. Delphos, Ohio. subscriptions will “No matter how prepared we be No mail in towns or villagaccepted are, an intruder will get in es where The Delphos Herald and do what ever they are paper carriers or motor routes going to do. Instead of being provide daily home delivery for sitting ducks, this program $1.48 per week. 405 North Main St. gives us control and allows TELEPHONE 695-0015 us to be aggressive. We have Office Hours a proactive police depart8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. ment that work hands-on POSTMASTER: and genuinely cares for the Send address changes community. Additionally, the to THE DELPHOS HERALD, parents ‘step up to the plate’ 405 N. Main St. and are always supportive Delphos, Ohio 45833 when dealing with student and school issues.” Edinger and the teachers are very enamored with the ALICE training, the Delphos Delphos weather Police Department and the High temperature Tuesday support of the community, as in Delphos was 13 degrees, a whole. low was 5. High a year ago today was 54, low was 34. Record high for today is 63, set in 1967. Record low is -18, set in 1963.

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NKorea vows to beef up nukes
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea swiftly lashed out against the U.N. Security Council’s condemnation of its December launch of a long-range rocket, saying Wednesday that it will strengthen its military defenses — including its nuclear weaponry — in response. The defiant statement from North Korea’s Foreign Ministry was issued hours after the Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution condemning Pyongyang’s Dec. 12 rocket launch as a violation of a ban against nuclear and missile activity. The resolution, which won approval from Pyongyang’s ally and protector China after drawn-out discussions, also expanded sanctions against the North. In Pyongyang, the Foreign Ministry maintained that the launch was a peaceful bid to send a satellite into space, not a test of long-range missile technology. But now, North Korea will “counter the U.S. hostile policy with strength, not with words,” the ministry said, ominously warning that North Korea will “bolster the military capabilities for selfdefense including the nuclear deterrence.” The wording “considerably and strongly hints at the possibility of a nuclear test,” analyst Hong Hyun-ik at the private Sejong Institute think tank near Seoul said Wednesday. A nuclear test would fit into a familiar pattern of defiance in Pyongyang. In 2006 and 2009, North Korea followed up rocket launches just weeks later by testing atomic devices, which experts say is necessary for development of nuclear warheads. However, North Korea has a new leader, Kim Jong Un, who took over in December 2011 following the death of father Kim Jong Il. How he will handle the standoff with the international community remains unclear. There was no indication today of an imminent nuclear test. However, satellite photos taken last month at North

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Korea’s underground nuclear test site in Punggye-ri in the far northeast showed continued activity that suggested a state of readiness even in winter, according to analysis by 38 North, a North Korea website affiliated with the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. Last month’s rocket launch has been celebrated as a success in North Korea, and the scientists involved treated like heroes. Kim Jong Un cited the launch in his New Year’s Day speech laying out North Korea’s main policies and goals for the upcoming year, and banners hailing the launch are posted on buildings across the capital. Washington and its allies consider the long-range rocket launch a covert test of ballistic missile technology, and suspect Pyongyang is working toward mounting a nuclear warhead on a missile capable of striking the U.S. North Korea claims the right to build nuclear weapons as a defense against the United States, which stations more than 28,000 troops in South Korea. The foes fought in the three-year Korean War, which ended in a truce in 1953 and left the Korean Peninsula divided at the 38th parallel. Six-nation disarmament negotiations, hosted by China and aimed at offering North Korea much-needed food and fuel in return for dismantling its nuclear program, have been stalled since North Korea walked away from the talks following U.N. punishment for its 2009 rocket launch.

Woman strip searched after flight on 9/11 sues
DETROIT (AP) — A woman who says she was ethnically targeted for a strip search at Detroit Metropolitan Airport filed a lawsuit Tuesday against an airline and federal transportation officials. Authorities removed Shoshana Hebshi from a Frontier Airlines plane after it landed in Detroit on Sept. 11, 2011, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The crew had reported suspicious behavior by two Indian-American men sitting near her, saying they spent a lot of time in a bathroom. Hebshi, who describes herself as half-Arab and half-Jewish, said she and the men had never met before the flight and had nothing in common beyond a similar skin tone. After removing her from the plane and handcuffing her, agents ordered Hebshi to remove her clothes, bend over and cough while being searched, she said in a complaint filed in Detroit federal court.

zens who had fled Syria and were flown back to Moscow today. He told reporters that about 1,000 Russians residing in Syria contacted consular officials to express their interest in leaving the country, but no large-scale evacuation was immediately planned. Both sides have increased attacks over the past weeks as diplomatic efforts have floundered with the opposition rejecting any dialogue with Assad in power and Syrian officials saying the president will stay until the end of his term in mid-2014, and will be running for re-election. Syria’s conflict started 22 months ago as an uprising against Assad, whose family has ruled the country for four decades. It quickly morphed into a civil war, with rebels taking up arms to fight back against a bloody crackdown by the government. The regime also has turned increasingly to airstrikes.

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Workers, employers and lobbyists for Ohio’s growing oil and gas industry are descending on the Statehouse to tout the industry’s economic benefits. The lobbying event Wednesday is expected to draw more than 200 industry representatives and 75 lawmakers. It’s sponsored by the Ohio Oil & Gas Association, the Ohio Petroleum Council and the Ohio Shale Coalition. Participants will visit lawmakers in their offices and at a scheduled luncheon featuring pro-industry state Reps. David Hall and Sean O’Brien. Hall is a Millersburg Republican. O’Brien is a Democrat from Hubbard. The event comes 12 days before Gov. John Kasich introduces his two-year state budget. The Republican governor’s plan may include tax hikes on large-scale oil and gas drillers whose proceeds would fund a modest statewide incometax cut. The plan previously stalled.

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STEUBENVILLE (AP) — An eastern Ohio couple has pleaded guilty to punishing their three children by forcing them into plastic boxes sealed with duct tape and only a square cut in the top for air. A prosecutor said the children, ages 5, 6 and 8, were crammed into the boxes as punishment June 16 at the family home in Steubenville while the parents went to the grocery store and left two uncles at home with them. WTOL-TV reports that the father, James Taylor, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of child endangerment and one count of unlawful restraint. The plea deal calls for a year in jail. Samantha Taylor pleaded guilty to the same charges and got two years of probation. The two other men pleaded guilty to unlawful restraint and got probation.

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Referee will intervene in duct-taped students case

AKRON (AP) — A referee is going to hear the case of a northeast Ohio teacher who may be fired over an allegation that she posted a Facebook photo of her students with their mouths covered with duct tape. The Akron Public Schools Board of Education is trying to fire Melissa Cairns, a middle-school math teacher. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the teachers’ union on Tuesday filed a request for a referee, who will then make a recommendation to the school board. The district says the photo, posted on Cairn’s personal Facebook page, showed some of her students with duct tape across their mouths. The caption read: “Finally found a way to get them to be quiet!!!” Cairns told WEWS-TV that posting the photo was “stupid and not well thought out.”

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Submitted by U.S. the end of March if they are review process to fix a broken Senator Sherrod Brown eligible, I also urge you to con- mortgage servicing model. In 2011, Jeanne Brigner tact the Ohio Housing Finance If we’re going to shore up reached out to my office after Agency, a housing counselor, our economy, we need reforms her mortgage servicer misap- or my office if you believe you like those in my Foreclosure plied her monthly mortgage are eligible but have not been Fraud and Homeowner Abuse Prevention Act. The reforms I payment – an action which contacted. led her into foreclosure. Unlike Though each borrower is have proposed would require many Ohioans, eligible for up to banks to provide meaningJeanne was able $125,000 in relief, ful protections for borrowto keep her home, most will receive ers before they near the point but only after paymuch less than of defaulting; participate in ing thousands of that. If every eli- loan modifications; stop foredollars in unnecgible borrower closures when borrowers are essary fees. w e r e p r o v i d e d trying to work with banks to Unfortunately, the equal relief, each pay their bills on time; and state of mortgage household would hire enough staff to work with servicing is so bad only receive about homeowners instead of issuing that Jeanne is con$2,200. This would default judgments on foreclosidered one of the hardly compensate sures. As the recent bank settlelucky ones. families who lost Last week, countless hours in ment shows, this bill would Brown in Columbus, disputes and possi- have prevented bank abuses Youngstown, and bly their homes as a if it had been in place in 2009 Toledo, I heard from Jeanne result of wrongful foreclosure and 2010. Congress must pass this important legislation. and other homeowners who proceedings. The truth is that we all have were unjustly foreclosed on That’s why I’m calling for – upending families and eco- some common sense reforms a stake in this fight. Even the nomically depressing local that will make this a better deal most responsible homeowner can get caught up in the web communities. We all know the for homeowners. devastation that foreclosures Last week, I sent a letter created by sloppy mortgage inflict on our communities, to regulators demanding that servicing practices. And entire homeowners, and families. every dollar distributed gives neighborhoods see their propFrom fraudulent legal docu- homeowners the maximum erty values decline when forements to scheming mortgage benefit and prevents banks closures increase. That’s why servicers, U.S. homeowners from avoiding their responsi- we all benefit when these big banks take responsibility for have endured egregious viola- bilities. tions by big banks. Enough is But while these payments their actions. We must provide relief to enough. will provide some relief to In 2010, America discov- homeowners, we must also the millions of homeowners ered that the same Wall Street stop these abuses before they forced into foreclosure. Now banks that had brought our start. That’s why I’m urging is the time to move forward economy to the brink of col- regulators to use the lessons and correct the problems in lapse were taking advantage of learned from the foreclosure our housing market to protect future borrowers. homeowners to pad their own pockets. Do you love the fast-moving While one in 10 Ohioans media business? was out-of-work, the nation’s largest banks were generating billions in profits by ignoring the law and foreclosing on dhi Media is seeking a homeowners who were trying their hardest to pay their bills on time. And today, middleclass families are still suffering from mortgage lenders’ malfeasance. Earlier this month, 10 of our nation’s largest banks reached This position requires an individual to sell multi-media an agreement to pay $8.5 bilproducts including print, lion to homeowners who were interactive and specialty publications. affected by unlawful forecloThe right candidate will sell our products to a diverse sures. The settlement money group of businesses in a defined geographical territory. will be divided among all 4.4 million eligible homeowners—including about 96,000 Minimum of 1-2 years previous outside sales experience Ohioans. Resources will be a plus. split between mortgage relief for borrowers, including loan Must be computer literate, experienced with MS Office. modifications, and direct payments to homeowners. While borrowers will be contacted by Position is part-time with an excellent

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FAIRBORN (AP) — Businesses in a southwest Ohio community fear a financial blow from possible defense spending cuts at a nearby Air Force base. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Fairborn has more than 29,000 military and civilian personnel, including contractors and private businesses. Of that number, nearly 14,000 military and civilian personnel are employed by the Air Force Materiel Command headquartered there. “The only way we survive is with the base, so any up or down at the base affects us,” said Mike Gharst, owner of Roush’s Restaurant in the Dayton suburb of Fairborn, which has a population of about 32,000. “If (cuts) happen, we’ll just be slower.” The Pentagon has ordered measures aimed at cutting costs and improving efficiency that are expected to affect the base and others under the command of the AFMC. The AFMC employs 82,000 people at its nine bases, which also include ones in Tennessee, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Utah, New Mexico, Georgia and Oklahoma. The AFMC, which employs people in acquisition, research and development, testing and other duties, could impose a civilian hiring freeze and fire some temporary employees among other cost-cutting moves, the Dayton Daily News reported. AFMC spokeswoman Susan Murphy said that officials expect to outline specific

Dayton suburb anxious about possible defense
“The only way we survive is with the base, so any up or down at the base affects us. If (cuts) happen, we’ll just be slower.”
— Mike Gharst, owner of Roush’s Restaurant, Fairborn
cost-cutting measures for the short term this week, and that deeper cuts could follow if Congress and President Barack Obama don’t stop nearly $500 billion in automatic budget cuts scheduled to start in March. Murphy stressed that actions being considered for the short term would not prevent hiring “if it’s necessary to continue the command’s mission,” and the command has been looking at cuts that could be reversed if more money becomes available. She said unnecessary travel already has been curtailed. The command could defer base maintenance and curb the purchase of office equipment, among other possibilities already outlined by the Air Force. Spending on advisory and assistance services also could be reduced, and current contracts also could be reviewed for any cost-cutting possibilities. Angie Stringer, manager of Cadillac Jack’s restaurant

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Former Ohio lawmaker gets 3 years in prison
By JULIE CARR SMYTH The Associated Press COLUMBUS — A former Ohio state lawmaker attributed years of falsified campaign finance reports and misspending to “errors in judgment” Tuesday ahead of being sentenced to three years in prison for election falsification, grand theft and other charges. Under a plea deal, fourterm Dayton Democrat Clayton Luckie will also have to repay the salary of $11,893 that he collected from the time of his indictment last fall to the end of his term Dec. 31 and serve three years’ probation when released. He reports to prison March 18. Luckie told visiting Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Alan Travis that he always did his best for the people who elected him. He apologized publicly to his constituents, his family and his Statehouse colleagues. “I apologize to those who looked up to me as a role model,” Luckie told the judge. “I tell them that I’m human and I fell short in this instance.” Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said Luckie did more than fall short. He engaged in a pattern of illegal activity that began with the first campaign finance report he filed as a lawmaker in 2006 through to falsified documents submitted after an investigation was launched against him. State and federal investigators found that Luckie skimmed nearly $130,000 in campaign funds for personal use and failed to list campaign expenditures for six years. “Almost from the beginning, there were checks and cash withdrawals that were converted for personal use on the largest scale I have seen,” O’Brien said. The Ohio Secretary of State’s office told O’Brien it is the largest such case of campaign finance misappropriation ever documented. “When public officials betray the trust that has been given to them, it can have a devastating impact on our system of government,” Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge Edward Hanko said in a statement. “These officials are accountable for their actions and when they violate the law, there are very real consequences.” Luckie was indicted in October on 49 felony counts, 42 of which were dropped as part of the plea deal — while the grand theft charge was added. He faced more than 10 years in prison combined, but the judge agreed to O’Brien’s recommendation that the sentences be imposed concurrently. Luckie will be eligible for early release in six months and his attorney, Lloyd PierreLouis, said he most likely would request release at that time. O’Brien said he will oppose early release barring Luckie being able to provide significant help to the ongoing FBI investigation into campaign activity surrounding Ohio payday lending legislation. Pierre-Louis agreed with Luckie’s explanation to the judge that he was “stretched too thin,” saying he didn’t understand how to properly manage campaign finance reports. All sides agreed Tuesday that Luckie’s campaign finance misdeeds did not touch his legislative work. “The issues weren’t that he was in his mind intentionally dipping into his campaign account for purposes of stealing,” Pierre-Louis said. “This was an issue where in his view he had certain rights, certain opportunities to spend properly, and those unfortunately were comingled at times.” After news of the investigation went public last year, Luckie agreed not to seek reelection. He declined to resign over the objections of Ohio House Democratic Leader Armond Budish and the state Republican party — staying in office through the end of the session. House Democratic leaders stripped Luckie of his committee assignments after he was indicted, and he didn’t return to the Statehouse for any votes.

in Fairborn, says a worst-case scenario from massive cuts is “that we could be out of a job ourselves. We’re struggling as it is to keep the business up and running.” Wright-Patterson retiree Carl Newman, 76, says the base is definitely important to everyday life in the community. “The people that live here work there or have relatives who work there,” he said. “I wouldn’t call it a company town, but it’s kind of in that same vein.” Newman says fewer Air Force contracts to local contractors also would hurt businesses. Fred Domicone, owner of Domicone Printing Inc., said the town can tell when the number of employees at the base changes. “We can actually see it in the volume of people that come in,” he said. “We can see it in the amount of open businesses in the community. And it’s a noticeable difference.” But Joseph E. Zeis, executive vice president and chief strategic officer of the Dayton Development Coalition, said the area can better withstand cuts if it focuses on core areas tied to Wright-Patterson and its industrial and research base, even as defense budgets are cut. Some of those areas include advanced automation efficiencies, unmanned aerial systems and information technology. Military and commercial technologies have merged, and the “civilian aerospace world is expanding rapidly,” Zeis said.

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House GOP seeks to defuse debt crisis
By ANDREW TAYLOR The Associated Press WASHINGTON — With tacit support from President Barack Obama, House Republicans are moving to try to defuse a potential debt crisis with legislation to prevent an economy-rattling fiscal crisis for at least three months. The GOP legislation marks a tactical retreat by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who is eager to avoid a potential first-ever default on U.S. payment and debt obligations as he wrestles with Obama and his Democratic allies over taxes, spending and the deficit. Today’s legislation would give the government enough borrowing leeway to meet three months’ worth of obligations, delaying a showdown next month that Republicans fear they would lose. It also contains a provision that slaps at the Senate, which hasn’t debated a budget since 2009, by withholding the pay for either House or Senate members if the chamber in which they serve fails to pass a budget plan. This “no budget, no pay” idea had previously been regarded by many as a gimmick but has been given new life by Boehner as a “reform” to pair with an increase in the so-called debt limit. Boehner previously had insisted that any increase in borrowing authority to avoid lapses in payments to contractors, unemployment benefits or Social Security checks — and possibly even interest payments on U.S. Treasury obligations — be matched dollar for dollar with spending cuts. House Republicans appear confident that they’ll have the votes to pass the measure even though most Democrats are expected to vote against it because it sets the stage for another potential debt crisis this summer. But the White House weighed in Tuesday with a statement that the administration would not oppose the measure, even though Obama just last week dismissed incremental increases in the debt ceiling as harmful to the economy. It also appeared that Senate Democrats would grudgingly accept the bill.

IT WAS NEWS THEN
One Year Ago • Twenty-eight table tennis enthusiasts showed their skills Saturday during the fourth annual Dave Kemper Memorial Ping Pong Tournament at the Delphos Eagles Aerie 471. Proceeds from the tournament were given to the Delphos Community Christmas Project. Crystal (Kemper) Howell with Gavin Howell, Cassie Kemper and tourney coordinator Don McDougall gave a $1,020 check to Christmas Project Director Edna Fischer and Paul Langhals. 25 Years Ago — 1988 • Steve Erb was named boss of the year and Mark Fuerst received the Paul Ricker Distinguished Service Award last Thursday night at the annual Delphos Jaycees Bosses Night and Appreciation Dinner. Erb is part-owner of Delphos Restaurant Equipment and Paper Town. Fuerst has been the principal at Franklin Elementary School since 1984. • Ottoville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3740 Commander Norbert Grote and Auxiliary President Ruth Grote presented a check for $435 to Ottoville Emergency Medical Service for their special fund. Accepting the check were EMS chief Carol Hilvers and assistant chief Mary Ann Beining. The Ottoville post held a benefit breakfast recently for EMS. • Jefferson’s Lady Wildcats took to the road Thursday night as they traveled to Crestview to take on an impressive Knight team. After the game head coach Dave Hoffman could do nothing but smile after watching his team come from behind to post a 53-45 win over their league rivals. 50 Years Ago — 1963 • Plans for the second annual Library Benefit card party were begun by the members of the Green Thumb Garden Club at the noon meeting held Tuesday at NuMaude’s Restaurant. Mrs. Harold Manore, club president, announced that Mrs. Paul Birkmeier will be the chairman for the party, which will be held at the library in February. • A red-hot Delphos Jefferson Wildcat team, hitting 47 percent from the field and 61 percent from the foul line, routed the Bluffton Pirates 69-37 Tuesday night. Monte Druckemiller with 27 points was high point man, and Ken Jackson with 19 and Ed Jackson with 11 were also in the double column. • Beginning Thursday, a new service will be provided for area farmers. The estimated local market price for hogs will be given each day, provided by C. O. Violet. It will be carried under the Tri-County Farm Markets column. Also under that column are the local grain prices, as quoted the previous day by Equity Elevator, and the local egg markets, as quoted by Gressel Produce. 75 Years Ago — 1938 • Six members of Delphos Aerie were in Columbus Sunday in attendance at the Victory Banquet and program given in honor of Conrad H. Mann, national Eagle organizer on the occasion of his 67th birthday. Those in attendance from Delphos were State Treasurer James Moots, Worthy President Al Huysman, Secretary J. Carl Stopher, Trustees Frank Peiffer, Frank Holden and Sylvester Kaverman. • The Middle Point Polar Bears continue to lead the Van Wert County League as a result of their win over HoaglinJackson last Friday night. The Hoaglin-Jackson team held the Middle Point scorers in check for three quarters but the Polar Bears spurted in the last quarter to win by a 33-22 score. • Members of the Delphos Kiwanis Club will be given a treat at the regular meeting on Tuesday. Through the efforts of Dr. R. N. Stippich, J. “Jigger” Johnson, veteran automobile driver and mechanic, will be the principal speaker. Johnson was the riding mechanic for Wilbur Shaw in the annual 500mile Indianapolis race last May. The Shaw car was the winner.

Obama’s lofty inaugural ideals run into reality

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s lofty ideals from his inaugural address ran smack into reality Tuesday on the first working day of his second term. Twenty-four hours after Obama pledged to tackle climate change and called for gays and lesbians to be treated equally under the law, the White House struggled to back up his sweeping rhetoric with specifics, raising questions about how much political muscle he’ll put behind both issues. Republicans were already signaling their unhappiness with Obama’s agenda. “The era of liberalism is back,” said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. “If the president pursues that kind of agenda, obviously it’s not designed to bring us together.” Obama, standing before hundreds of thousands of people on the National Mall, had vowed to “respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.” But in the White House briefing room a day later, Obama spokesman Jay Carney said he couldn’t speculate about future actions. He said that while climate change was a priority for the president, “it is not a singular priority.” On gay rights, the president had declared that the nation’s journey is “not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” But Carney said the president was speaking about his personal views and would not take federal action on samesex marriage, which he continues to see as a state issue. Even with his last election behind him, Obama has politics to weigh as he considers just how much effort he’ll put into pursuing climate change legislation and a gay rights agenda.

Clinton to face Congress on Libya assault
By DONNA CASSATA The Associated Press of Republican charges that the Obama administration ignored signs of a deteriorating security situation in Libya and cast an act of terrorism as mere protests over an anti-Muslim video in the heat of a presidential election. Washington officials suspect that militants linked to alQaida carried out the attack. “It’s been a cover-up from the beginning,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the newest member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Tuesday. Politics play an outsized role in any appearance by Clinton, who sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008 and is the subject of constant speculation about a possible bid in 2016. The former first lady and New York senator — a polarizing figure dogged by controversy — is about to end her four-year tenure at the State Department with high favorable ratings. A poll early last month by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press found 65 percent of Americans held a favorable impression of Clinton, compared with 29 percent unfavorable. Challenging Clinton at the hearing will be two possible 2016 Republican presidential candidates — Florida’s Marco Rubio and

The idea driving the move by GOP leaders is to resequence a series of upcoming budget battles, taking the threat of a potentially devastating government default off the table and instead setting up a clash in March over automatic across-the-board spending cuts set to strike the Pentagon and many domestic programs. Those cuts — postponed by the recent “fiscal cliff” deal — are the punishment for the failure of a 2011 congressional deficitreduction supercommittee to reach an agreement. These across-the-board cuts would pare $85 billion from this year’s budget after being delayed from Jan. 1 until March 1 and reduced by $24 billion by the recently enacted tax bill. Defense hawks are particularly upset, saying the Pentagon cuts would devastate military readiness and cause havoc in defense contracting. The cuts, called a sequester in Washington-speak, were never intended to take effect but were instead aimed at driving the two sides to a large budget bargain in order to avoid them.

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faces tough questions in her long-awaited congressional testimony concerning the assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Clinton is the sole witness today at back-to-back hearings before the Senate and House foreign policy panels on the September raid, an independent panel’s review that harshly criticized the State Department and the steps the Obama administration is taking to beef up security at U.S. facilities worldwide. Clinton had been scheduled to testify before Congress last month, but an illness, a concussion and a blood clot near her brain forced her to postpone her appearance. Her marathon day on Capitol Hill will probably be her last in Congress before she steps down as secretary of state. President Barack Obama has nominated Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to succeed her, and his swift Senate confirmation is widely expected. Kerry’s confirmation hearing is scheduled for Thursday. Clinton’s testimony will focus on the attack after more than three months

Moderately confused

WASHINGTON — My inner Pollyanna was basking in blissfulness, rolling in the hay of righteous rhetoric, backstroking through the sunny sibilance of aspiration. Drunk, apparently, on alliteration. It was a perfect day. Cold but not freezing. Crowded but not crushing. A diverse people celebrating yet another historic day in the nation’s capital. In one poignant moment, he paused while re-entering the Capitol and turned for a last look at his kingdom and subjects: “I want to take a look one more time,” said President Barack Obama. “I’m not going to see this again.” OK, fine, he’s not king and voters are not subjects. At least not yet. But it must have felt that way, especially having just delivered an inaugural address that informed the nation that things are about to change, royally. Bipartisanship brunches notwithstanding, there was no hint in Obama’s words that he was interested in chatting up his political opposition over common ground. When he turned to bid farewell to a memory, he might as well have been bidding farewell to his former self — the conciliatory politician who once declared that there is no red

KATHLEEN PARKER left perfect storms whimpering in envy. Expansive in

No patsy now

Kentucky’s Rand Paul, also a new member of the committee. Clinton did little to quiet the presidential chatter earlier this month when she returned to work at the State Department after her illness. On the subject of retirement, she said, “I don’t know if that is a word I would use, but certainly stepping off the very fast track for a little while.” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Tuesday that Clinton would focus on the Accountability Review Board’s independent assessment of the attack and the State Department’s work to implement its findings. “Systematic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the State Department resulted in a Special Mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place,” the panel said in its report last month. The report singled out the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and the Bureau of Near East Affairs, saying there appeared to be a lack of cooperation and confusion over protection at the mission in Benghazi. The report described a security vacuum in Libya after rebel forces toppled the decadeslong regime of strongman Moammar Gadhafi.

Point of View
America nor a blue America. “Sayonara, suckers. You’ll never see that guy again.” Obama may have entered the presidency hoping to bring an end to partisanship, but he entertains no such fantasies now. As he once told a handful of reporters on Air Force One, “I’m no patsy.” Confident and experienced in his second term, Obama has become fully himself. Which is not to say that I disagree with everything or even most of what he said — at least thematically. Who isn’t for justice, equality, love, climate stability and peace in our time? Sign me up. Confession: With speeches as with movies, I’m not much of an instant critic. I don’t watch a movie; I enter it. I want to lose myself, to feel what the actor feels, to experience the world as he does. I check my snark at the door. Thus, Pollyanna saw the inauguration this way: Obama, the first black president entering a second term on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, seized the moment and

his vision of a United States, bound by common purpose and the belief that all men and women are created equal, he reiterated the Great American Truth: That every man and women has an inalienable right to pursue happiness and prosperity on a level playing field, equal in all ways under all laws. Sing it! Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. … His truth is marching on! Then he said: “We have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.” Yes, yes, yes! I’ll have what he’s having. I’ll go sleeveless in winter and cut my bangs! Of course we change when necessary. And of course we have to work to keep those truths … truthful. Then along comes little Miss Monday Morning, who always begins her sentences with, “Yes, but.” What does this mean, substantively? Ah: “The commitments we make to each other through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security — these

things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.” Loose translation: Entitlement reform will not be topping the president’s second-term agenda. What it means beyond this is any palm reader’s guess. We understand that we’re not a nation of takers (as Paul Ryan once regrettably put it), but how entitlement programs that far exceed our ability to pay for them “free us to take the risks that make this country great” is gobbledygook of the first order. It reeks of caffeine and the smug satisfaction familiar to all writers, who, upon crafting a sentence that is full of sound and fury signifying nothing, ignore the editor’s imperative: Delete, delete, delete. Or as I prefer to put it, kill your little darlings. What it all really means, of course, is that Barack Obama has been liberated by a second term, free to take risks that he hopes will make his legacy great. This is his moment, his emancipation proclamation, his hinge point of history — and there’s no looking back now. Kathleen Parker’s email address is kathleenparker@ washpost.com.

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Funerals a sad time but also a time to connect
BY LOVINA EICHER We attended both funerals of my cousins over the weekend. So nice to see cousins, uncles, aunts and friends that we don’t often see but sad for the reason we had to gather. Chris’s funeral was on Saturday at 9 a.m. Danny’s funeral was at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Both funerals were largely attended. Our sympathy goes to both families. Such a tragedy and we question “why?” But let us trust that God makes no mistakes and that it is all for a reason. Someday we will all understand. It does seem to draw everyone closer at times like these thinking what and if it would have been us. God has not promised us another day so let us all be prepared. Brother Amos was not able to attend Chris’s funeral due to still being very sore. He felt better Sunday morning and attended Danny’s funeral. All of the co-workers will have a hard time dealing with their emotions through their accident. We do not understand why God spares one life and takes another but only He knows when our time on Earth is through. We left early Saturday morning and arrived home Sunday at 3 p.m thankful to have made it home safely. On Feb. 9, Joe’s family plans to get together for a belated Christmas at Joe’s sister Salome’s house. We will have a carry-in brunch at 10:30. Hopefully the roads will be in good shape to travel the 2-hour drive. Only patches of snow are remaining here and there so sledding has been put off until the next snow comes. Some are ice fishing on the lakes already. My husband Joe is getting eager to get out there but is still recovering from a bad ear infection. The doctor thinks he has asthma now so he needs to get that checked out He just seems to have a hard time all winter getting over a cough. Yesterday, I took son Joseph, 10, to the eye doctor. He lost his glasses at school so I needed to order another pair for him. It was time for him to have another eye exam anyway but I am still hoping he can find the ones that he lost so he has a spare pair. After that, I had to take Loretta for her therapy appointment. Susan had to babysit all day so she was not home to help me with the laundry. I guess I am spoiled when I do not have help to do the laundry when she is working. This winter seems to be going fast and I keep thinking that we need to butcher beef and pork. Winters used to seem to last forever when the children were all younger. Now they seem to fly by just as fast as the other seasons.

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Honor Roll I - 3.667-4.00 Seniors Gabbi German, Brittany Inkrott, Adam Kleman, Brandon Kohli, Rachel Krietemeyer, Elaina Maag, Marissa Mesker, Sara Miller, Morgan Ricker, Macy Schroeder, Drew Stechschulte, Gina Stechschulte, Kaitlin Stechschulte, Alex Von Lehmden, Jacob Young. Juniors Cassie Lindeman, Nicole Ricker, Seth Ricker, Jamie Saum, Alyssa Schimmoeller, Logan Sickels. Sophomores Rachael Baldauf, Jenna Calvelage, Keri Eickholt, Sarah Hellman, Emily Klir, Alyssa Wiedeman. Freshmen Zackery Finn, Drew Grone, Kyle Hellman, Brandi Kaskel, Dillon Schimmoeller, Jessica Young. Honor Roll II - 2.8503.666 Seniors Emily Baldauf, Kiersten Belrose, Mara Brown, Lori Bruskotter, Dylan Eldridge, Allen Fischbach, Amber Gerdeman, Reanne Higginbotham, Kristen Maag, Chad Recker, Katie Schnipke, Colin Sickels, Jenna Von Sossan, Kurt Warnecke. Juniors Garrett Berelsman, Tyler Blankemeyer, Marisa Good, Emily Grone, Jared Hoersten, Cassie Horstman, Emily Kehres, Kelsey Klausing, Lucas Lubrecht, Min Metcalfe, Kaylynn Noriega, Ryan Rau, Andrea Ricker, Craig Stewart, Alex Vetter. Sophomores Austin Kehres, Mackenzie Landwehr, Alyssa Louth, Erin Osting, Tyler Ricker, Alexa Rode, Connor Wallenhorst, Chad Wurst. Freshmen Alex Berelsman, Morgan Boggs, C.J. Cummings, Madison Grote, Jordan Horstman, Lydia Mesker, Aaron Neidert, Alex Sealts, Jeremy Smith, Austin Wisner. Eighth grade Lauren Core, John Gerdeman, Kyle Maag, Jordan Neidert, Stuart Smith, Olivia Wieging, Haley Wittler. Seventh grade Mariah Calvelage, Cole Horstman, Rachel Kneale, Brice Metzger, Aaron Sealts, Luke Trentman.

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TODAY 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Shop is open for shopping. 7:30 p.m. — American Legion Post 268, 415 N. State St. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club, A&W DriveIn, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store, North Main Street. St. Vincent DePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 5 p.m. — Delphos Coon and Sportsman’s Club hosts a chicken fry. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 1-4 p.m. — Putnam County Museum is open, 202 E. Main St. Kalida. 1:30 p.m. — Amvets Post 698 Auxiliary meets at the Amvets post in Middle Point. 4 p.m. — Amvets Post 698 regular meeting at the Amvets post in Middle Point. 7:30 p.m. — Sons of Amvets Post 698 meet at Amvets Post in Middle Point. MONDAY 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Ottoville Branch Library is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 7 p.m. — Ottoville village council meets at the municipal building. Marion Township Trustees meet at the township house. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Eagles Aerie 471 meets at the Eagles Lodge.

Our neighbor Irene gave us four 1,000 piece puzzles and it seems we don’t have time to put those together. Next week our second oldest child has her 17th birthday. Susan usually does the morning chores which she doesn’t mind. She loves to spend all the time she can with the horses and ponies. She had an extra chore this morning, though. Kevin usually gathers the eggs at night and must have forgotten to close the chicken house doors. So Susan, with the help of our border collie dog, gathered the 40 chickens and mean rooster into the chicken coop. We are still getting 40 – 46 eggs a day. All we can figure out is some of the hens are laying more than 1 egg a day. Needless to say we still have plenty of eggs. I told Joe we better get our “eggs for sale” sign back out. Every week making noodles seems to get pushed back. God’s blessings to all, enjoy this easy recipe!

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The Associated Press How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the third of seven weekly Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (firstplace votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1, Twinsburg (17) 15-0 197 2, Kettering Fairmont (2) 13-0 172 3, Mason 15-0 147 4, Reynoldsburg (2) 15-1 138 5, Perrysburg 13-0 113 6, Centerville 13-1 84 7, Wadsworth 13-2 61 8, Cle. St. Joseph 15-1 51 9, Dublin Coffman 13-1 35 10, Hudson 13-2 23 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, N. Can. Hoover 20. 12, Solon 15. 13, Uniontown Lake 12. 13, Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 12. DIVISION II 1, Millersburg W.Hol. (14) 16-0 196 2, Clyde (1) 17-0 172 3, ShakerHts. Hathaway B. (5) 12-3 164 4, Oxford Talawanda 17-0 112 5, Tol. Rogers 11-2 109 6, Jackson 16-0 87 7, Kettering Alter 14-2 79 8, Geneva (1) 14-1 73 9, Bellbrook 13-2 54

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The Associated Press How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school boys basketball teams in the third of seven weekly Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (firstplace votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1, Cols. Northland (18) 13-0 209 2, Westerville N. (2) 12-0 180 3, Cin. Walnut Hills (2) 14-1 152 4, Tol. Whitmer 11-2 132 5, Norwalk 14-0 121 6, Tol. St. John’s 11-3 87 7, Mentor 12-2 81 8, Cle. St. Ignatius 9-3 77 9, Tol. Cent. Cath. 8-2 42 10, Reynoldsburg 13-2 33 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Shaker Hts. 18. 12, Cin. Moeller 16. DIVISION II 1, Day.Thur. Marshall (17) 12-1 213 2, Cols. Watterson (1) 10-1 156 3, Day. Dunbar (1) 11-3 152 4, Kettering Alter (1) 12-1 139 5, St. Clairsville 10-1 120 6, Cols. Brookhaven (1) 10-2 117 7, Granville 11-2 4 8, Can. S. 12-2 50

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10, Akr. Hoban 10-4 22 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Bellevue 20. 12, Celina 17. 13, Akr. SVSM 14. DIVISION III 1, Smithville (18) 17-0 206 2, Archbold 14-1 136 3, Cols. Africentric (1) 13-4 131 4, Versailles (1) 14-1 127 5, Richwood N. Union 16-1 99 6, Gates Mills Gilmour (1) 14-2 85 7, Orrville 12-2 83 8, Proctorville Fairland 13-0 76 9, Anna 9-2 70 10, Beachwood 14-1 57 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Beverly Ft. Frye 28. 12, Casstown Miami E. 16. 13, Can. Cent. Cath. 13. DIVISION IV 1, Ottoville (18) 15-0 205 2, Newark Cath. (2) 13-0 172 3, Berlin Hiland 13-2 159 4, Ft. Loramie 13-2 125 5, New Madison Tri-Village 12-1 112 6, Hamler Patrick Henry 12-1 94 7, Mansfield St. Peter’s 13-2 68 8, Bridgeport 12-1 50 9, Reedsville Eastern 13-2 36 10, N.Ridgeville Lake Ri. (1) 14-2 28 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Zanesville Rosecrans 22. 12, New Riegel 20. 13, Ft. Recovery 16.

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9, Cle. Cent. Cath. 8-3 47 10, Trotwood-Madison (1) 7-6 29 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Franklin 19. 12, Akr. SVSM 18. 12, Vincent Warren 18. 14, Akr. Hoban 13. DIVISION III 1, Cin. Summit Cou.Day (21) 13-0 219 2, Lima Cent. Cath. 13-1 175 3, Ottawa-Glandorf 12-1 162 4, Bloom-Carroll 14-0 145 5, St. Ber. Roger Bac. 14-1 136 6, Findlay Lib.-Benton 11-1 96 7, Ironton (1) 10-2 72 8, Versailles 10-2 51 9, Oak Hill 12-2 48 10, Beachwood 9-2 44

LCC holds off Elida in boys action LIMA — Lima Central Catholic overcame 24 points by Elida junior Dakota Mathias to down the Bulldogs 57-55 in a bib non-conference boys basketball clash Tuesday at Msgr. E.C. Herr Gymnasium. Darius West netted 16 for the Thunderbirds (14-1), while Tre’on Johnson added 15 and Xavier Simpson 10. Aric Thompson downed 10 for Elida (9-6), who nearly overcame a 9-point deficit starting the final period. They host Kenton Friday.

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DIVISION IV 1, St. Henry (13) 14-1 188 2, Cle. VASJ (6) 11-2 169 3, New Madison Tri-Vil. (1) 15-0 148 4, Bristol (1) 12-0 126 5, Cols. Africentric 12-2 117 6, Newark Cath. (1) 11-2 116 7, Old Fort 15-1 94 8, Richmond Hts. 11-2 76 9, Ft. Recovery 10-2 67 10, Tol. Christian 11-12 6 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Convoy Crestview 21. 12, New Bremen 14.

ELIDA (55) Max Stambaugh 7, Austin Allemeier 5, Louis Gray 6, Aric Thompson 10, Dakota Mathias 24, Marquevious Wilson 3. Totals 20-7-55. LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC (57) Tre’on Johnson 15, Martyce Kimbrough 6, Darius West 16, Jake Williams 8, Xavier Simpson 10, Trey Cobbs 2. Totals 22-10-57. Score by Quarters: Elida 9 9 12 25 - 55 LCC 14 15 10 18 - 57 Three-point goals: Elida, Thompson 2, Mathias 2, Stambaugh, Allemeier, Gray, Wilson; Lima Central Catholic, Johnson 2, Simpson. ——

Cougars’ depth keys win over Kalida By BRIAN BASSETT DHI Correspondent sports@timesbulletin.com VAN WERT - When a team’s two leading scorers, who account for 55 percent of the team’s total points, go 13 minutes without scoring to open the game, that is usually a bad sign. Fortunately for the Van Wert Cougars Tuesday evening in a non-league contest with visiting Kalida, that was not the case as Van Wert saw some new players step up in a 58-45 win at the Cougars’ Den. “We haven’t played particularly well on Tuesday nights and I’m not sure we played all that well tonight. When we could defend and get the tempo a little bit, we were able to get out and get some easy baskets,” said Van Wert coach Dave Froelich. Seniors in forward A.J. Smith and point guard Joey Hurless - who average more than 28 combined points per game - didn’t score until the 2:54 mark of the second quarter when Smith drained a three. By that point in the game, however, the Cougars had things in hand, leading 22-15. Sophomore guard Connor Holliday hit a pair of threes in the first quarter and junior forward Kyle Keber came off the bench for nine first-half points. Holliday finished with a team-high 16 points and seven rebounds and Keber added 12 points. “(Kalida) went a little junk on Joey (Hurless) and A.J. (Smith) is nursing a tweaked ankle, so Keber and Holliday made some shots. If we can add that balance, that makes us obviously a lot more effective,” explained Froelich.

Keber and Holliday each entered that game with 59 points scored on the season. After shooting 3-of-9 from the field in the opening period, the Wildcats stayed close to Van Wert throughout the second, shooting 6-of-10 and getting five points from junior forward Randy Zeller. The game went to hafltime with Van Wert leading 27-21. The third quarter was the downfall for Kalida, which went 1-of-8 from the field. The Wildcats’ only field goal in the quarter came in the opening seconds when sophomore guard Devin Kortokrax nailed a 3-pointer. Van Wert, on the other hand, went 7-of-12 in the third quarter and got six points from Holliday alone, matching Kalida’s total. By the end of the third, Van Wert held a 45-27 lead. The Cougars ran their lead to 20 points on two occasions in the fourth, the second of which being 53-33. Kalida fought its way back late behind a huge performance from senior center Austin Horstman. Horstman scored 12 of his game-high 19 points in the final frame. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, it was too little, too late, as Van Wert held on. Along with the 19 points, Horstman added a game-high 12 rebounds. “We wanted to really do a job on him if we could - with his effectiveness,” said Froelich of Horstman. “We’re not going to stop him because he is a good lowpost player but our big guys did enough to get him off the block a little bit. Then we brought some help. Late in the game, it got a little misleading. He’s going to find ways to score.” The key in the win for Van Wert may have been holding Kalida’s leading scorer, senior guard Cody Mathew, scoreless and holding him to only one shot attempt. “Our ball pressure was pretty good and we did a good job on the Mathew kid, who is a good shooter. We just didn’t let them have a 1-2 punch,” continued Froelich. Smith, who saw limited playing time due to the ankle injury, added nine points for Van Wert. Hurless added five. Van Wert outshot visiting Wildcats 49 percent (19-of-39) to 41 percent (17-of-43). The Cougars hit 47 percent of their long-range shots, going 9-of-19. The rebounding was almost a push, with Van Wert grabbing one more — 22-21. The Cougars also committed one fewer turnover, seven to Kalida’s eight. The win improves the Cougars to 9-5 on the season and they host Celina Friday evening in a return to WBL play. Kalida hosts Leipsic Saturday night. See ROUNDUP, page 7

Williams loses to Stephens; Federer advances
By DENNIS PASSA The Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams was only thinking out loud when she muttered this Australian Open had been “the worst two weeks.” Not long after a courtside microphone picked up those comments during her quarterfinal with 19-year-old American Sloane Stephens, things got a whole lot worse. Stephens outplayed Williams, whose movement and serves had been slowed by a back injury, and beat the 15-time Grand Slam champion 3-6, 7-5, 6-4. It marked Williams’ first loss since Aug. 17 and her first defeat at a Grand Slam tournament since last year’s French Open. Fourtime Australian Open winner Roger Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, looked for a while like he might join Williams on the sideline. But Federer eked out a 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3 win over 2008 finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a match that lasted 3 hours, 34 minutes. Federer, who broke Tsonga in the fourth game of the deciding set, converted his fifth match point while serving after Tsonga saved four match points in the previous game. Federer, who advanced to the semifinals for the 10th consecutive year at Melbourne Park, will play U.S. Open champion Andy Murray on Friday. “I thought he played very aggressive,” Federer said. “I love those 4-set or 5-set thrillers and I was part of one tonight.” Murray beat Jeremy Chardy of France 6-4, 6-1, 6-2. The other men’s semifinal has defending champion Novak Djokovic playing David Ferrer on Thursday. Williams’ downer of a Grand Slam Down Under started badly when she turned her right ankle in her opening match at Melbourne Park. “I’ve had a tough two weeks between the ankle … and my back, which started hurting,” Williams said. “A lot of stuff.” While Williams packed for home — she and sister Venus have also lost in doubles — Stephens advanced to her first Grand Slam semifinal tonight against defending champion Victoria Azarenka. The top-seeded Azarenka beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 6-1 in the early quarterfinal at Rod Laver Arena. Maria Sharapova, who has lost only nine games in five matches, plays Li Na in the other semifinal. Williams hurt her back in the eighth game of the second set and things got progressively worse. She yelled at herself on several occasions and smashed a racket into the court, earning a $1,500 fine from tournament officials. “I was running to the net for a drop shot,” said Williams, describing the injury. “As I went to hit it, it was on the backhand. I even screamed on the court. I totally locked up after that.” She reiterated after the match that her injuries had made this Australian Open difficult for her. Stephens has coped well this week and the magnitude of her accomplishment only hit her while she was warming down after the match. “I was stretching and I was like, ‘I’m in the semis of a Grand Slam.’ I was like, ‘Whoa. It wasn’t as hard as I thought’,” she recalled. “To be in the semis of a Grand Slam is definitely a good accomplishment. A lot of hard work.” The No. 29-seeded Stephens hadn’t been given much of a chance of beating Williams, who lost only four matches in 2012 and was in contention to regain the No. 1 ranking at age 31. Williams’ latest winning streak included a straight-set win over Stephens at the Brisbane International this month. Stephens wasn’t even sure that she could beat Williams until she woke up Tuesday. “When I got up, I was like, ‘Look, Dude, like, you can do this.’ Like, ‘Go out and play and do your best’,” she added. Williams walked around the net to congratulate Stephens, who then clapped her hand on her racket and waved to the crowd, a look of disbelief on her face. Azarenka overcame some early jitters to beat Kuznetsova. After dropping serve in a long fourth game that went to deuce 10 times, Azarenka

DELPHOS — Jefferson entered Tuesday night’s nonconference hardwood clash with Wayne Trace at Jefferson High School at a distinct size disadvantage, with the Lady Raiders sporting 6-2 junior Sylvia Young and 5-11 senior Tanya Sinn. Lady Wildcat mentor Dave Hoffman turned to an old stand-by — pressure — to counteract that reality. Did it ever work. The hosts turned Wayne Trace over 38 times and used an aggressive approach offensively to grab a 64-43 victory. “We had to apply fullcourt pressure; we knew we couldn’t match up with them in a half-court game with their size. We wanted to get the game into a faster pace and I like the effort we gave; that has not been an issue all year,” Hoffman explained. “We’ve been pretty aggressive all season defensively and have managed to get a lot of turnovers from the other team; tonight, it got us a lot of layups and free throws because we were getting to the basket.” The Lady ’Cats (5-11) didn’t shoot particularly well — 18-of-57 from the field, including 2-of-9 downtown, for 31.6 percent — but they used 26-of-37 shooting from charity (70.3%) to help offset the shooting. The hosts added up 22 steals, led by junior Rilei Stockwell (6 points, 8 boards, 3 assists) and sophomore Brooke Culp (11 markers, 3 dimes) with six each and junior Hannah Sensibaugh (game-high 16 points, 4 boards) with five. “We had 38 turnovers tonight and 37 the other night. We had 50 shots, so that’s still a lot of possessions we aren’t getting any chances,” Wayne Trace coach Gus Davis commented. “That’s way too many — you won’t beat a good team doing that — but it’s something we’ve struggled with all season. Like tonight, that’s a potential 76 points we aren’t getting. When we fell behind, it meant we also had to go full-court trap to try and get back in the game, which isn’t

Jefferson sophomore Brooke Culp steals the ball from Wayne Trace’s Shayna Temple, one of her 6 for the game, and takes it the other way for a deuce Tuesday night at Jefferson High School. Culp scored 11 as the Lady Wildcats turned over the Raiders by 21 in non-conference action. (Delphos Herald/Tom Morris) our strong suit. Jefferson’s bigger lead, which did reach pressure was too good.” The 19 twice. They featured five hosts used their pressure — girls with at least a point as mainly a 2-2-1 3/4-court look they continued balanced scorthat dropped into a 1-3-1 ing and when Culp downed a trap half-court — from the triple from the left side with start, forcing 14 Wayne Trace 15 ticks on the clock, their (4-11) miscues in the open- lead was 32-15. ing period. The Wildcats only If the visitors had any shot 5-of-17 from the field hopes of a second-half rally, but got to the line nine times, 12 miscues in the third period downing six. The only Raider short-circuited those hopes. points came on fielders from As well, they were foul-prone Erin Mohr (4:32) and Krystal as well with the infractions Wannemacher (12 seconds). piling up and the Wildcats Jefferson had six players taking advantage — 11-of-15 score at least two points and from the stripe in the stanza. when junior Katie Goergens Sensibaugh in particular had drilled a 3-ball from the left a good span, scoring eight wing that beat the buzzer, points to pace the Wildcats as their lead was 17-4. their margin was as high as The turnover-fest by the 26 — 53-27 on her steal and Raiders continued in the sec- layin-and-1 that beat the horn. ond period with 10 more misWith the doubt as to which cues — they simply strug- team was going to win gone gled handling the basketball. in the finale, both Hoffman The Wildcats matched their and Davis went to their deep shooting from the first period reserves to finish out the conand went 4-of-7 at the line. test. They also had six of their “We didn’t shoot real well 22 turnovers in the period to — which has been a struggle keep them from building a all season — but we were

getting layups that helped our percentage,” Hoffman added. “I thought our ball movement was excellent, making the extra pass to get better shots. We had great balance as well.” In sum, Wayne Trace canned 19-of-50 shots (2-of10 3-pointers) for 38 percent and 3-of-9 singles (33.3%): Young led the effort with 10 points (5 boards, 3 blocks) and Mohr added nine. They concluded with 47 caroms, 17 offensive, as Mohr added eight and Tanya Sinn and Rylee Zartman seven each; and 23 fouls. They play Hicksville for a varsity-only clash 6 p.m. Thursday. Jefferson secured 34 off the boards (17 offensive) as Goergens added four; and finished with 10 fouls. They visit Paulding 6 p.m. Thursday. Their game at home versus Ottoville set for 1 p.m. Saturday is at the Jefferson Middle School. In junior varsity action, Brooke Wilcox netted 12 to pace Wayne Trace (13-3) to a 36-26 victory. Freshman Bailey Gorman countered with 12 for the home team (4-11).
VARSITY WAYNE TRACE (43) Krystal Wannemacher 1-0-2, Rylee Zartman 1-0-3, Erin Mohr 4-1-9, Shayna Temple 0-1-1, Karena Egnor 0-0-0, Natalie Sinn 1-0-3, Brenda Feasby 1-0-2, Taylor Grant 1-1-3, Madison Poiling 1-0-2, Sylvia Young 5-0-10, Tanya Sinn 2-0-4, Dannielle Kortokrax 2-0-4. Totals 17-2-3/9-43. JEFFERSON (64) Taylor Stroh 1-0-2, Heather Pohlman 0-0-0, Brooke Culp 2-6-11, Lindsay Deuel 0-0-0, Katie Goergens 3-5-12, Rileigh Stockwell 1-4-6, Hannah Sensibaugh 5-6-16, Gabby Pimpas 0-0-0, Shelby Koenig 1-02, Makayla Binkley 0-2-2, Brooke Hesseling 2-2-6, Jasmine McDougall 3-1-7. Totals 16-2-26/37-64. Score By Quarters: Wayne Trace 4 11 12 16 – 43 Jefferson 17 15 21 11 – 64 Three-point goals: Wayne Trace, N. Sinn, Zartman; Jefferson, Culp, Goergens. ——— JUNIOR VARSITY WAYNE TRACE (36) Maddi Baumle 1-1-3, Erin Jewell 0-0-0, Brooke Wilcox 5-2-12, Leah Sinn 3-0-6, Madi Poling 0-6-6, Dannielle Kortokrax 2-2-6, Brianna Sinn 1-0-2, Courtney Mead 0-0-0, Hollie Wannemacher 0-1-1, Estie Sinn 0-0-0. Totals 12-0-12/19-36. JEFFERSON (26) Taylor Stroh 0-2-2, Heather Pohlman 1-2-5, Lindsay Deuel 2-05, Brooke Gallmeier 0-0-0, Shelby Koenig 0-0-0, Tori Black 0-0-0, Jessica Pimpas 1-0-2, Bailey Gorman 5-2-12. Totals 7-2-6/6-26. Score by Quarters: Wayne Trace 12 9 6 9 - 36 Jefferson 2 10 7 7 - 26 Three-point goals: Wayne Trace, none; Jefferson, Pohlman, Deuel.

recovered to dominate the rest of the match against Kuznetsova, a 2-time major winner who was floating dangerously in the draw with a No. 75 ranking as she recovers from a knee injury. Williams’ loss was a boost for Azarenka, who lost all five head-to-heads against the American in 2012 and is 1-11 in their career meetings.

Tuesday Merchant Jan. 15, 2013 Lear’s Martial Arts 20-12 Delphos Sporting Goods 20-12 Adams Automotive 20-12 Ace Hardware 20-12 Caballero’s Tavern 20-12 Topp Chalet -13 R C Connections -14 Unverferth Mfg. 11-21 Kerns Ford 8-24 Men over 200 John Jones 212, John Allen 237-226, Carter Prine 269, Jason Wagoner 206, Jay Brown 207, Dan Grice 226-245-224, Dan Stemen 212, David Newman 269-209, Rob Logan 216, Matt Metcalfe 224-202, Todd Merricle 219, Scott Scalf 300289, Derek Kill 226, John Adams 212, Larry Etzkorn 209-201, Shane Lear 237-264-223, Bruce VanMetre 234-236-238, Zach Sargent 257, Russ Wilhelm 228, Don Rice 206258-220, Shawn Allemeier 210-233, Dan Wilhelm 225-218, Jason Mahlie 300-246, Don Honigford 215, Brock Parsons 245, Mike Hughes 232. Men over 550 John Jones 576, John Allen 657, Carter Prine 616, Jason Wagoner 589, Dan Grice 695, Ted Kill 575, David Newman 672, Rob Logan 587, Matt Metcalfe 617, Todd Merricle 610, Scott Scalf 772, Derek Kill 577, Denny Dyke 564, John Adams 592, Larry Etzkorn 589, Shane Lear 724, Bruce VanMetre 708, Zach Sargent 644, Russ Wilhelm 599, Don Rice 684, Shawn Allemeier 636, Dan Wilhelm 587, Jason Mahlie 746, Brock Parsons 618.

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Jeff Kreischer 215-226-205, Butch Prine Jr. 226, Clint Harting 212216, Rick Schuck 208-202, Bruce Moorman 232, Dan Kleman 221, Dave Knepper 236-223, Lenny Hubert 289-218, Scott Scalf 237279-208, Dave Jessee 202. Men over 550 Frank Miller 633, Joe Geise 555, John Allen 556, John Jones 673, Matt Hamilton 605, Les Shafer 553, Harold Beckner 557, Don Rice 691, Shawn Allemeier 630, Phil Austin 627, Bruce VanMetre 741, Armando Alverez 566, Kyle Profit 599, Ben Jones 643, Tony Hire 642, Shawn Stabler 559, Jeff Kreischer 646, Butch Prine Jr. 559, Clint Harting 597, Bruce Kraft 564, Rick Schuck 580, Dan Kleman 588, Dave Knepper 656, Terry Trentman 552, Lenny Hubert 681, Scott Scalf 724, Dave Jessee 562. Thursday National Jan. 17, 2013

Wednesday Industrial Jan. 16, 2013 DRC 13th Frame Lounge 26-6 John Deere 25-7 Delphos Restaurant Supply 19-13 K & M Tire 18-14 Rustic Cafe 16-16 Strayer’s 14-18 Topp Chalet 14-18 D & D Grain 12-20 Moe’s Dougout 8-24 Cabo’s 8-24 Men over 200 Frank Miller 210-227, Joe Geise 213, Charlie Lozano 202, John Jones 215-236-222, Matt Hamilton 202-211, Les Shafer 206, Harold Beckner 225, Bob White 254, Don Rice 236-221-234, Shawn Allemeier 233-212, Phil Austin 203-207-217, Bruce VanMetre 277-228-236, Armando Alverez 210, Kyle Profit 209-230, Ben Jones 246-202, Tony Hire 238-216, Shawn Stabler 244,

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The Associated Press NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L New York 25 14 Brooklyn 25 16 Boston 20 21 Philadelphia 17 25 Toronto 15 26 Southeast Division W L Miami 26 12 Atlanta 23 18 Orlando 14 27 Charlotte 10 31 Washington 9 30 Central Division W L Indiana 26 16 Chicago 24 16 Milwaukee 22 18 Detroit 16 25 Cleveland 11 32

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Pct .641 .610 .488 .405 .366 GB — 1 6 9 1/2 11

Pct GB .684 — .561 4 1/2 .341 13 1/2 .244 17 1/2 .231 17 1/2 Pct GB .619 — .600 1 .550 3 .390 9 1/2 .256 15 1/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 33 11 .750 — Memphis 26 14 .650 5 Houston 22 21 .512 10 1/2 Dallas 18 24 .429 14 New Orleans 14 27 .341 17 1/2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 33 9 .786 — Denver 25 18 .581 8 1/2 Utah 22 19 .537 10 1/2 Portland 20 21 .488 12 1/2 Minnesota 17 21 .447 14 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 32 11 .744 — Golden State 25 15 .625 5 1/2 L.A. Lakers 17 24 .415 14 Sacramento 16 26 .381 15 1/2 Phoenix 13 28 .317 18 ——— Tuesday’s Results Cleveland 95, Boston 90 Detroit 105, Orlando 90 Milwaukee 110, Philadelphia 102 Oklahoma City 109, L.A. Clippers 97 Today’s Games Atlanta at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Toronto at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 8 p.m. Denver at Houston, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 8 p.m. Brooklyn at Minnesota, 8 p.m. New Orleans at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Utah, 9 p.m. Indiana at Portland, 10 p.m. Phoenix at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Oklahoma City at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Toronto at Orlando, 7 p.m. New York at Boston, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. ——-

The Associated Press NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA New Jersey 2 2 0 0 4 5 1 Pittsburgh 2 2 0 0 4 9 4 N.Y. Islanders 2 1 1 0 2 5 5 N.Y. Rangers 2 0 2 0 0 4 9 Philadelphia 3 0 3 0 0 3 11 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 2 2 0 0 4 5 2 Buffalo 2 2 0 0 4 7 3 Ottawa 2 2 0 0 4 8 1 Montreal 2 1 1 0 2 5 3 Toronto 2 1 1 0 2 3 3 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 3 2 1 0 4 13 8 Winnipeg 3 1 1 1 3 6 8 Florida 3 1 2 0 2 6 9 Carolina 2 0 2 0 0 2 9 Washington 2 0 2 0 0 5 10 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 3 3 0 0 6 14 8 Nashville 3 1 0 2 4 8 8 St. Louis 3 2 1 0 4 12 6 Columbus 2 1 0 1 3 6 6 Detroit 3 1 2 0 2 5 11 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Minnesota 3 2 1 0 4 6 5 Colorado 2 1 1 0 2 5 5 Edmonton 2 1 1 0 2 6 8 Vancouver 2 0 1 1 1 5 10 Calgary 2 0 2 0 0 5 9 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 2 2 0 0 4 12 7 Dallas 3 2 1 0 4 6 5 San Jose 2 2 0 0 4 10 4 Los Angeles 2 0 2 0 0 3 8 Phoenix 2 0 2 0 0 7 10 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Results Winnipeg 4, Washington 2 Tampa Bay 4, Carolina 1 Montreal 4, Florida 1 New Jersey 3, Philadelphia 0 Dallas 2, Detroit 1 Nashville 3, Minnesota 1 Chicago 3, St. Louis 2 Colorado 3, Los Angeles 1 San Jose 6, Edmonton 3 Today’s Games Toronto at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Columbus at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games N.Y. Islanders at Toronto, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Montreal at Washington, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Carolina, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Chicago at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Columbus at Colorado, 9 p.m. Los Angeles at Edmonton, 9:30 p.m. Phoenix at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

KALIDA (2pt. 3pt. FT Pts.) Mathew 0-1 0-0 0-0 0, A. Langhals 1-1 0-4 0-2 2, Kortokrax 2-6 1-3 3-4 10, Zeller 1-6 2-2 0-0 8, Gerdeman 2-3 0-0 0-0 4, Horstman 7-13 0-0 5-6 19, Miller 1-4 0-0 0-0 2. VAN WERT Markward 2-3 0-0 0-0 4, Smith 0-1 3-5 0-0 9, Hurless 1-3 0-2 3-4 5, Bidlack 1-2 0-0 2-2 4, Keber 1-2 3-6 1-2 12, Molliday 1-2 3-6 2-3 16, Ray 3-4 0-0 0-0 6, Wolford 1-3 0-0 0-0 2. Score by Quarters: Kalida 8 13 6 18 - 45 Van Wert 13 14 18 13 - 58 ——-

By NICK JOHNSON DHI Correspondent sports@timesbulletin.com SHAWNEE - The Crestview Knight basketball team traveled to Shawnee High School to take on the Indians Tuesday night and won going away, 71-53. In the first quarter, with the score tied at four, Crestviews Josh Ream got a 3-point play to give the Knights a 7-4 lead. Shawnee countered with five straight points from Austin Brachok to give the Indians a 9-7 lead, which happened to be Shawnee’s final lead of the game. The Knights got four 3-pointers to end the first stanza: one from Preston Zaleski and three from Connor Lautzenheiser; to give them a 21-9 lead after the first period. In the middle of the second, the Indians cut the Knight lead to 10 with two points from Thomas Nolte and a 3-pointer from Trey Brock to make the score 26-16. Crestview got seven points from Tyson Bolenbaugh in the second quarter to help give them a 39-27 lead going into the intermission. To start the second half, the teams exchanged 3-pointers: Alex Heffner nailed one for the Knights and Andrew Bryan countered. Knights got another four points from Heffner and a 3-pointer from Cam Etzler to send the game into the final quarter with the score 51-35. Knights got balanced scoring in the fourth, extending its advantage to 20 points. Crestview got seven points from Bolenbaugh and three from Lautzenheiser and Damian Helm.

Knights handle Indians on the road

The Indians tried to cut into the Knight lead with five points from Bryan and four points from Jay Thomas but Crestview proved to be too much for Shawnee in the fourth period. Crestview had two scorers in double figures: Lautzenheiser had 21 and Bolenbaugh added in 14 points. The Indians got 15 points from Brock, nine from Brachok and eight from Thomas. “It was a unique game from the standpoint of, we know they throw a lot of different scenarios at you. A lot of different bodies, a lot of athleticism, and we knew we were going have to, in the scheme of things, just play hard and make plays,” Knights coach Jeremy Best said. “We did a better job of that tonight than we did Friday night. I thought we got a little sloppy at times in the first half with our aggressiveness; we weren’t securing the ball and grabbing boards. I think both teams played hard and we are happy to get out of here with a win.” The Knights improved their overall record 11-2 on the year. With the loss, Shawnee drops to 1-13 on the year.

Crestview (FG, FT, 3PT) Preston Zaleski 0-1 0-2 1-2 3, Cam Etzler 0-3 2-2 1-1 5, Connor Lautzenheiser 2-3 5-6 4-11 21, Damian Helm 3-9 1-3 0-1 7, Brock Rolsten 0-0 2-2 0-0 2, Isaiah Simerman 0-1 2-2 0-2 2, Alex Brown 1-2 0-0 0-1 2, Alec Heffner 2-4 0-0 1-2 7, Justin Gibson 0-0 1-2 0-0 1, Tyson Bolenbaugh 5-8 4-6 0-0 14, Eli Jones 1-1 0-0 0-0 2, Josh Ream 2-4 1-1 0-0 5, Totals: 16-36, 18-26, 7-20, 71 Shawnee (FG, FT, 3PT) Josh Bishop 0-0 1-2 0-1 1, Casey Mulcahy 1-1 1-2 0-0 3, Jaden O’Neal 0-2 0-1 1-2 3, Thad Vernon 0-6 1-2 0-3 1, Andrew Bryan 1-3 0-0 1-1 5, Trey Brock 2-11 2-2 3-6 15, Thomas Nolte 0-1 2-2 1-3 5, Austin Lause 1-2 1-2 0-0 3, Austin Brachok 2-3 2-2 1-2 9, Jay Thomas 2-7 4-4 0-1 8, Totals: 9-36, 14-19, 7-19, 53.

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Can Apple maintain its shine?
By PETER SVENSSON The Associated Press NEW YORK — For many investors, Apple’s best days are behind it. Competitors are catching up, they believe, and the latest iPhone is stumbling. The company’s doubters have backed their conviction with billions of dollars. Last week, stock fell below $500 for the first time in 11 months. Since Apple’s stock peaked at $705.07 on Sept. 21 —the day of the iPhone 5’s release— it has fallen nearly 30 percent, cutting Apple’s market capitalization nearly $200 billion. Today, Apple —still the world’s most valuable public company— gets a chance to rebut the skeptics as it reports financial results for the holiday quarter. But the report could also end up confirming beliefs that the company is losing its edge as an arbiter of innovation and a pacesetter in sales growth. Apple’s perception problem centers on the iPhone. Many investors believe the company has painted itself into a corner with the highpriced gadget. The iPhone is more expensive than other smartphones that do the same things. The company created the modern smartphone, but because of its strategy to sell the iPhone at a large premium, it will be unable to capitalize fully as smartphones continue conquering the world. The iPhone seems destined to remain the phone of the elite who can afford it. In many ways, the iPhone’s global battle with phones running Google’s Android operating system is a replay of the Mac-PC battles of the 80s and 90s, when Apple saw its innovative-yet-expensive Mac outflanked by cheaper PCs running Microsoft’s DOS and Windows software. Analyst Michael Morgan at ABI Research believes Apple’s share of the global smartphone market will grow from 20.5 percent in 2012 to 22 percent this year and remain flat. Meanwhile, South Korea’s Samsung Electronics —the world’s No. 1 maker of smartphones— is already at 30 percent of the market, and set to leverage its chip- and displaymaking capabilities into further dominance, he said. “Barring an unlikely collapse in Samsung’s business, even Apple will be chasing Samsung’s technology, software, and device leadership in 2013 —through the foreseeable future,” Morgan said. Investors also see shortterm difficulties for Apple. Last week, the Japanese newspaper Nikkei and The Wall Street Journal said the company has slashed its orders for iPhone 5 parts because the device isn’t selling as well as hoped. Both publications cited unidentified people familiar with the situation. Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu believes the press reports are misleading. IPhone 5 demand, he says, remains robust. He attributes the reports of lower orders to shifts to other suppliers and an improvement in production, which means fewer components are wasted while building the complicated phone. Apple usually reports the number of iPhones it sells each quarter, so today’s financial update should give investors indication of where the company is heading. Analysts on average expect the company to show sales of 48 million iPhones, which compares with 37 million it sold in the same period a year prior. The wrinkle is that Apple doesn’t break out how many iPhones it sells of each type — it has kept selling the cheaper, two-year-old iPhone

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By Charlie Warnimont DHI Correspondent COLUMBUS GROVE — When a team is struggling on offense, a 7-point deficit looks like a big hill to climb. That was the situation facing Fort Jennings as they battled

Lady Musketeers rally by Grove

Columbus Grove in a Putnam County League girls basketball game Monday night. Through 21 plus minutes of play, the Lady Musketeers had been held to 17 points and were facing a 7-point deficit. In nearly the blink of an eye, the Musketeers went from seven down to one that jump started their offense as they rallied to defeat the Bulldogs 35-31. The win moved the Musketeers to 1-4 in the PCL and 7-10 overall, while Grove dropped to 1-5 in the league and 4-12 overall. Columbus Grove had a 19-17 lead just over a minute into the third after a 3-pointer by Fort Jennings’ Macy Schroeder. The Bulldogs went on a 5-0 run as Renee Karhoff hit a free throw, Sydney McCluer had a basket and Megan Verhoff two free throws to gave the Bulldogs a 24-17 lead with 2:31 left in the third. That’s when Fort Jennings used a quick 6-0 run, sparked by their defense, to pull within 24-23 with 1:21 left in the quarter. Cassie Lindeman opened the Musketeer run with a basket but was unable to convert the free throw that would have given her a 3-point play. On the missed free throw, Macy Schroeder was able to sneak inside, grab the rebound and score before the Musketeer defense forced a turnover that Ashley Gable converted into points and a 1-point deficit. “We made a run right when we needed to,” Ft. Jennings coach Kevin Horstman said. “We kept thinking if we could get a bucket, we can put a little bit of pressure there. Lucky for us we got that bucket and got a couple of steals in the backcourt that led to points. That puts you right back in the game and makes it a lot easier.” Besides the quick baskets, the big key for the Musketeers was the return of senior post Gabbie German to the lineup. German was on the bench after picking up her third foul early in the third quarter. “We got German back in the game and she does a great job on the ball for us,” Horstman added. “We run a 1-2-2 press and she has a good habit of forcing some turnovers. That was the thing. She came in at that point and we were

able to get a couple of good traps from her.” Megan Verhoff ended the Musketeers runs with two free throws before Schroeder sent the game to the fourth quarter tied after hitting a 3-pointer. “We’ll play well for 28 of the 32 minutes, then we’ll have a mental breakdown for a little bit in each quarter and that was it,” Grove coach Chad Ricker said. “That was the game. A 6-point run in about seven seconds; that was the killer. They were unforced passes, laziness, being careless with the basketball, not being strong with the ball. It’s really disappointing.” After a flourish of points to end the third quarter, both teams’ offenses were slow to get going in the final quarter. It wasn’t until there was 5:39 left to play that either team scored when German grabbed an offensive board, scored, was fouled and converted the free throw for a 3-point play. Freshman Kyrah Yinger ended the Bulldogs’ scoreless drought with a 12-foot jumper and Renee Karhoff tied the game when she hit the second of two free throws with 3:40 left. A free throw by German broke the tie and the Bulldogs took their final lead with 2:10 left when Karhoff grabbed a rebound and scored. That also would be the Bulldogs’ final points of the game. The Bulldogs protected their 1-point lead until there was 1:08 left when Emily Kehres scored. A basket by German with 29.9 left gave the Musketeers a 3-point lead. Columbus Grove had a chance to tie the game but saw a 3-pointer rim out. A Bulldog player grabbed the offensive rebound but had the ball taken out of her hands by a Musketeer player and Lindeman sealed the game by hitting a free throw with 2.2 seconds left. “Our sophomores did a good job filling in tonight when we were in foul trouble,” Horstman concluded. “When we keep Schroeder and Gable out there, we are good at the guard spot. Gable picked up three fouls in the first half and her fourth in the third and that really limited us quite a bit, so those girls did a nice job of keeping us in the game until we could get her back in.”

Report nets unprecedented number of calls to BBB
Information submitted Last week, apparently just about everybody in Allen, Auglaize, Mercer and Van Wert counties received a flyer promising two free airline tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S. All they had to do was call a toll free number included in the flyer. The flyer was headed by the words: US Airlines. People who did call were asked if they were married and if they made $50,000 or more a year. If the answer is “no,” the respondent is told they do not qualify. The mailing is a promotional device that is soliciting couples to attend a seminar being held in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. The seminar is a sales device used to deliver a pitch to those in attendance to purchase a vacation package offering discounts for various vacation locations, hotels, events, etc. While it is believed the company conducting these sales meetings is doing nothing illegal, the BBB does have a problem with the way the event is being promoted. They do not just hand out two airline tickets at the door, the customer has to attend the meeting and although purchase of their product is not necessary to be eligible, there are a couple of hoops to jump through. It is necessary to mail in a voucher and to pay a fee to get the “free” tickets. Some of the companies with which this organization is involved have “F” ratings on their Better Business Bureau reviews. If you have any questions, you can call the BBB at 419223-7010.

Information submitted (Registered Communications Delphos native Dan Miller Distribution Designer) certifirecently joined Garmann/ cation. He is a member of the Miller & Associates in Minster Lima Regional Information as a Technology Designer. Technology Alliance and Miller received an BICSI. associate’s degree in Garmann/Miller Business Management & Associates is a full from Lima Technical service architectural College and graduand engineering firm ated from Delphos established in 1993. Jefferson High the staff of 38 proSchool. fessionals includes He has A+ and architects, plumbCTP (Convergence ing/mechanical/ Miller Technologies electrical engineers, Professional) certifica- interior designers, landtions and is working toward scape architects, technolobtaining a BICSI (Building ogy designers, construction Industry Consulting Services administrators and support International) RCDD® staff.

4 and last year’s 4S alongside the flagship 5. A key tenet among investors who remain optimistic about Apple: Although the iPhone 5 is too expensive, buyers will shift their attention to the older Apple phones, which they find “good enough.” Analyst Andy Hargreaves at Pacific Crest Securities says demand for new iPhone models is going to falter. Last week, he downgraded Apple’s stock from “Outperform” to “Sector Perform” because he believes consumers aren’t going to clamor for new hardware features anymore. They’ll hang on to older phones longer, and when they buy, they’ll buy cheaper models, he says. This means the total dollar value of the iPhones sold in the quarter may be more indicative than the number of phones sold. Analysts expect the sales were worth $30.8 billion in the quarter, or 56 percent of Apple’s overall revenue. Deviations from this figure could cause big movements in the stock price.

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Dear Annie: I’ve been one time, I wanted to be, studying abroad in Rome but now I am a high school for the past three months. I teacher and proud of it. How head back to America in a can people take me seriously few weeks. I can honestly after talking to my parents? say I haven’t missed being My father says being an arthome. I’ve absolutely loved ist is special and interesting, my stay in Europe. I feel and he becomes unhappy if I ask him to describe me difsafe and happy. The one thing I’m dread- ferently. I’ve gotten so fed up that ing is reverse culture shock. I’m afraid I’ll resent my I dread visiting their home, small-town college or that especially when they have guests. What do I I’ll become dedo? — Not an Artpressed when I ist get home. All of Dear Artist: So my friends will your parents think have left for their being an artist is own study-abroad ever so much more adventures. No glamorous than one will be able to other professions, speak the Italian and they prefer I’ve learned and to fantasize about help me maintain your job. Your atmy fluency. The tempts to force foods and pastimes that I’ve Annie’s Mailbox them to change will only make become fond of are nonexistent in America. all of you miserable. Who My European friends say cares what their friends I should just enjoy the little think? As long as you contime I have left abroad and duct yourself appropriately keep positive thoughts when and correct any misimpresI’m back in America, but I sions, no one will mistake don’t expect my reimmer- you for a 9-year-old with sion process to be that easy. fingerpaints. We know it’s How can I learn to stop liv- annoying, but please try to ing like a dead man walk- ignore this. Dear Annie: I read ing and not fall into a pit of despair once I board the the letter from “Dreading plane “home”? — Pining for Christmas,” whose husband’s two siblings take Rome Dear Rome: Please rec- turns hosting Christmas Eve ognize how fortunate you dinners in their homes, but are to have had the opportu- they won’t let her recipronity to spend time in Europe cate because she doesn’t and the fact that you’ve en- want to have it in her house. I have two sisters who joyed it so much. You will miss your Italian friends and love hosting ThanksgivItalian pasta, but try not to ing dinner and alternate over-romanticize the experi- each year. They have lovely ence. Accept it for the short- china and beautiful homes. term fun it was, and know I have always lived in a that you can certainly return small house, but we have a whenever you can afford to beautiful yard and garden. do so. How well you adjust We reciprocate by hosting depends entirely on your a barbecue on Labor Day attitude. Be determined to weekend. Maybe “Dreading Christmake it as positive as posmas” could do something sible. Dear Annie: I have a like this. — Oregon problem with my parents’ decorating habits. They insist on putting up artwork that I did when I was a child. The dining room, living room and bedrooms all have pictures that I drew or painted from the time I was 6 until I was 17. I have repeatedly asked that they remove them, but they say they can’t bear to take them down. Mind you, they have no such pictures from my sister’s childhood. In fact, they don’t even display pictures their grandchildren have drawn. I know it’s their house, but I’m a 35-year-old man, and I don’t want people to see this stuff and think I still do such childish collages. It also feels creepy. It’s like my parents aren’t allowing me to grow up. My father insists on telling people I am an artist. At

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Upper Midwest remains locked in the deep freeze, with bitter temperatures stretching into a fourth day across several states. The cold snap arrived Saturday night as waves of Arctic air swept south from Canada, pushing temperatures to dangerous lows and leaving a section of the country well-versed in winter’s pains reeling. Authorities suspect exposure has played a role in at least four deaths so far. Among the coldest temperatures recorded Tuesday was 35 below at Crane Lake, Minn., a National Weather Service forecaster said early Wednesday. The coldest location in the lower 48 states Monday was Embarrass, Minn., at 36 below. On Sunday it was Babbitt, Minn., at 29 below, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters said late Tuesday that overnight temperatures wouldn’t get that low, but warned it was still frigid: Embarrass, Minn., was up to 15 below by late Tuesday night. The bitter conditions were expected to persist into the weekend in the Midwest through the eastern half of the U.S., said Shawn DeVinny, a National Weather Service meteorologist in suburban Minneapolis. Ariana Laffey, a 30-year-old homeless woman, kept warm with a blanket, three pairs of pants and six shirts as she sat on a milk crate begging near Chicago’s Willis Tower on Tuesday morning. She said she and her husband spent the night under a bridge, bundled up under a half-dozen blankets. But in Sioux Falls, S.D., where winter temperatures are normally well below freezing, some homeless shelters had open beds. Shelter managers suspect people who needed a place to stay were already using the services before the temperatures reached more extreme lows. The first cold snap of the sea-

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parents and a judge had pushed the marriage to protect the family honor. The incident sparked calls for the law to be changed. The traditional practice can be found across the Middle East and in places like India and Afghanistan where the loss of a woman’s virginity out of wedlock is a huge stain on the honor of the family or tribe. While the marriage age is officially 18, judges routinely approve much younger unions in this deeply traditional country of 32 million with high illiteracy and poverty. “Changing this article is a good thing but it doesn’t meet all of our demands,” said Khadija Ryadi, president of the Moroccan Association for Human Rights. “The penal code has to be totally reformed because it contains many provisions that discriminate against women and doesn’t protect women against violence.” She singled out in particu-

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OSLO, Norway (AP) — A road tunnel in northern Norway will be shut for several weeks after a 27-ton truckload of sweet goat’s milk cheese caught fire. Regional traffic department chief Geir Joergensen says flames engulfed the tunnel last week and gases from the melting, brown load hindered firefighters. It took four days to put it out. The driver was not hurt

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Methodist clergyman convicted of bludgeoning his second wife to death in 2008 now faces trial on whether he killed his first wife, too. Arthur Schirmer was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder and evidence tampering after a jury in the Poconos concluded he clubbed Betty Schirmer on the head with a crowbar, then loaded her into their PT Cruiser and staged a low-speed accident in an effort to conceal the crime. The former preacher, 64, was motionless as the jury returned its verdict 90 minutes after getting the case, and said nothing while being led from the courtroom in handcuffs. The conviction of a man whom prosecutor Michael Mancuso had dubbed the “sinister minister” brought cries and tears of joy from the family of Betty Schirmer, 56, who suffered mortal brain injuries after prosecutors say he attacked her on July 15, 2008. “Today, she can finally rest in peace,” said her son, Nate Novack, who thanked prosecutors for “bringing my mom’s killer to justice.” Schirmer maintained his innocence, and his attorney pledged to appeal. Defense attorney Brandon Reish had insisted in his closing argument that while his client cheated on Betty, he had no motive to kill her. “Accidents happen,” Reish told jurors. “Sometimes there are no explanations. Car accidents, falling down stairs, falling off ladders. People die in accidents every day.” Schirmer is charged separately in the 1999 death of his first wife, Jewel Schirmer, and awaits trial in Lebanon County. The longtime United Methodist pastor asserts that Jewel — his wife of more than 30 years — fell down the basement stairs while vacuuming. He said he found her with the cord of a Shop-Vac wrapped around her ankle. “That’s staging 101,” said Monroe County First Assistant District Attorney Michael Mancuso. Like Betty Schirmer, the prosecutor told jurors in his closing argument, Jewel Schirmer suffered “forceful, hard blows to the back of the head. It was murder, and it was going to happen again.”

Convicted pastor faces trial in 1st wife’s death

Mayer, Aguilera among Rock Hall of Fame performers

Walters expects to leave hospital soon

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Mayer, Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson are among the stars set to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Mayer will perform in honor of Albert King with Gary Clark Jr., then induct the late bluesman. Aguilera and Hudson will salute Donna Summer. Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins will induct Rush and hall of fame member Don Henley will induct Randy Newman at the April 18 ceremony in Los Angeles. Public Enemy and Heart will also enter the hall of fame, along with lifetime achievement award winners Quincy Jones and Lou Adler. More performers and presenters will be announced later. Tickets for the ceremony go on sale to the public Feb. 1. It will be broadcast May 18 on HBO.

and no other vehicles were in the 3.6-kilometer (2.2-mile) tunnel at the time. Joergensen said today that the tunnel near the small Arctic municipality of Tysfjord, some 1,350 kilometers (840 miles) north of the capital, Oslo, likely will be closed for two more weeks. Goat’s milk cheese, a sweet delicacy with a high sugar and fat content, is an essential part of many Norwegians’ daily diet.

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Walters says she expects to be home from the hospital soon after taking a spill at a Saturday night party at the British ambassador’s home in Washington. The veteran ABC newswoman thanked people who expressed concern in a statement read Monday on “The View.” She says she’s running a low-grade fever and doctors don’t want to release her until her temperature is normal. She says things are going in the right direction and she expects to be home soon. Her colleagues at “The View” wished her well on the air, although comic Joy Behar couldn’t resist a joke.

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Answers to Monday’s questions: Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll” played when actor Tom Cruise danced in his underwear in the 1983 hit film Risky Business. The long-billed curlew, the largest shorebird in North America, returns to Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon at the same time every March. Today’s questions: What served as the trophy in 1876 when dancers Nelly Saunders and Rose Harland competed in the first women’s boxing match in the U.S.?

What is the only mammal capable of cleaning its ears and eyelids with its tongue? Answers in Thursday’s Herald. Today’s joke: A couple celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. When they were asked what their secret was to a long lasting marriage they said: “We take the time to go out to a restaurant two times a week. A candlelight dinner, soft music and a slow walk home. She goes on Tuesdays, and I go on Fridays.”

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