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Delphos, Ohio for the city’s electrical aggregation program. Along that line, Berquist also told council an audit at the wastewater treatment plant found that mercury lighting at the plant was in use approximately 10 hours per day because the lighting takes so long to come on. He said the $66,000 the city recently received from American Electric Power will be used for the project. “Once we complete replacing them, we can file with AEP again for a rebate for energy efficiency and receive more money for similar projects,” he said. Berquist added that he has found 100 street lights that are unnecessary in the city. He enlisted the assistance of the police department in determining at least 71 of those could be eliminated without impacting traffic or pedestrians. “We have seen a significant rise in our street lighting costs. It was $55,000 just two years ago and now its $71,000,” Berquist said. Work at the water treatment plant is nearly completed. A few pumps are all that stands in the way of the completion of the By-Pass Improvement Project at Waterworks Park. Council approved on emergency measure transferSee COUNCIL, page 2


Cass Street water line bid accepted
BY NANCY SPENCER DELPHOS — There is light at the end of the tunnel for Cass Street residents and their poor water quality issues. Delphos City Council approved legislation Monday naming All Purpose Contracting, Inc., the contractor for the project. The bid came in at $34,828, nearly $10,000 under the projected project cost. Cass Street resident Mary Winhover was on hand to question if the work would be done by the May billing when water rates go up. “We are already paying top dollar for bad water,” she said. “We are going to be really disappointed if this issue is not fixed when the water rates go up.” Safety Service Director Greg Berquist said the work should be completed within 60 days. “All Purpose has 30-60 days to reshoot the water line with a camera,” Berquist said. “The actual job of putting in the loop should only take 2-3 days.” Councilman Jim Knebel questioned the decreased income tax collection for the first quarter of 2013. Fellow Councilman Mark Clement said he would like to see the Finance Committee meet in the next month or so if the collections don’t come back in line. “If this continues, we need to address this as soon as possible,” Clement said. Clement also asked if any of the additional funds Allen County received from gambling proceeds would make their way to Delphos. Berquist told Clement the distribution of gambling proceeds is completely up to the counties. Berquist told council he has been working with Aspen Energy to negotiate a reduced electricity rate for city buildings that do not qualify for the First Energy discounts. First Energy is the provider

Donald J. “Don” Lindeman

The former owner of Raabe Ford in Delphos, Donald J. “Don” Lindeman, 77, of Delphos, died 2:35 p.m. on Monday. Lindeman worked as a mechanic for Martz and Wannemacher’s Motor Sales and later worked at Raabe Ford as a parts, body shop and sales manager for most of his adult life. In 1981, he purchased the dealership and operated it until 1989. See full obituary on page 2.

Former Raabe Ford owner dies

Sword Fighters team places first at state competition

Boosters set test drive fundraiser, pancake day
St. John’s and Jefferson athletic boosters, in conjunction with Raabe Ford, will host a Drive One 4 Ur School fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Jefferson High School. New Ford vehicles will be available for a test drive, with each netting $20 to the schools’ athletic boosters up to $6,000, collectively. To participate: register on site, test drive a vehicle and fill out a short questionnaire. The Jefferson Athletic Boosters will also hold a Pancake Day from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the high school with proceeds benefiting the boosters. Lizzie Chung proudly displays her fifth-place trophy. Information submitted Recently, four students who are members of the Delphos Sword Fighters Junior Bible Quiz (JBQ) Team at First Assembly of God competed in state competition along with 25 other teams. The Delphos Sword Fighters came in first in their division and Elizabeth Chung achieved fifth place by scoring 570 individual points. “My favorite part of JBQ other than the fact that the kids are hiding His Word in their heart…is the standing ovations given Delphos Sword Fighters include, clockwise from the top, Elizabeth Chung, Nathan for the top quizzers who tackled the impossible challenge and Brown, Alexa Chung and Ben McKee. The Chungs and McKee are students at Franklin conquered it. It beats any sports or academic achievement!” Elementary. Brown is a home-schooled student in Van Wert. (Submitted photos) Quiz mom Heidi Brown said.

Delphos City Schools will present their annual Amateur Show at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Jefferson Middle School auditorium. Youth in grades K-12 will perform. A free-will offering will be taken to help pay for the awards.

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‘New York, New York’ theme for the Senior Citizen Prom

Jays-Wildcats game moved The St. John’s-Jefferson baseball game set for 5 p.m. Thursday has been moved from Stadium Park to Wildcat Field. It is a fundraiser for ALS and the game must be moved due to MAC rules on fundraising. Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Lows in the mid 30s. See page 2.

More than 50 Putnam County youth offered a fashion show during the Senior Citizen Prom Sunday. (Putnam County Sentinel photos) Staff reports FORT JENNINGS — The St. George Deanery Youth Ministry and high school youth from Putnam County hosted the Senior Citizen Prom on Sunday at the American Legion in Fort Jennings. This year’s theme was “New York, New York.” More than 50 youth had the opportunity to serve 135 seniors by greeting them at the door serving them drinks and food, providing a fashion show from 1920 through today, with trivia questions and open dancing with the seniors. The crowning of the king and queen followed along with door prizes and the final song was “New York, New York.” The music was provided by The Country Gentlemen. What a night filled with fun and much entertainment. A drawing for a new king and queen was held; Robert Meyer was crowned as the king and Marge VonSossan the queen. Both are from Fort Jennings. Then they shared a dance. Last year’s king was Jim Meyer of Leipsic and queen was Viola Wenzinger of New Bavaria. St. Joseph’s Youth Group was in charge of planning the event. The day of the event, area youth came together at noon to transform the Legion into a very glitzy and glamorous atmosphere for the seniors to enjoy. The youth had made all the decorations from skyscrapers and silhouettes to apple placemats. The tables were decorated with candlelight and stars to set the mood of New York. The youth come back every year to help make the Senior Citizen Prom a success year after year. Youth Minister Colleen Halker from Glandorf prepared the meal along with all the other youth ministers as they directed the youth on decorating the hall to serving up food. Also, the area’s DYC (Diocesan Youth Council) emceed Marge VonSossan and Robert Meyer of Fort Jennings were crowned king and the evening. queen at the Senior Citizen Prom.



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By ROBERT BURNS The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The parading of U.S. air and naval power within view of the Korean peninsula — first a few long-range bombers, then stealth fighters, then ships — is as much about psychological war as real war. The U.S. wants to discourage North Korea’s young leader from starting a fight that could escalate to renewed war with South Korea. Worries in Washington rose Tuesday with North Korea’s vow to increase production of nuclear weapons materials. Secretary of State John Kerry called the announced plan “unacceptable” and stressed that the U.S. is ready to defend itself and its allies. But he and other U.S. officials also sought to lower the rhetorical temperature by holding out the prospect of the North’s reversing course and resuming nuclear negotiations. At a joint news conference with visiting South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byungse, Kerry said the U.S. would proceed “thoughtfully and carefully” and in consultation with South Korea, Japan,

US moves on NKorea aimed at deterring new leader
China and others. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in a call late Tuesday to China’s defense minister, called the North’s development of nuclear weapons a “growing threat” to the U.S. and its allies. Hagel, citing North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles in his phone conversation with Chang Wanquan, said Washington and Beijing should continue to cooperate on those problems, according to a Pentagon statement describing the call. Michael Green, an Asia specialist at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said it should be no surprise that North Korea is vowing to restart a long-dormant nuclear reactor and ramp up production of atomic weapons material. “This is part of their protection racket,” Green said in an interview. “I think the end state North Korea would like is that we, the U.S. in particular, but also China, Japan, South Korea, are so rattled by all this that we decide it’s just better to cut a deal with them.” Tensions have flared many

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times in the six decades since a truce halted the 1950-53 Korean War, but the stakes are higher now that a defiant North Korea appears to have moved closer to building a nuclear bomb that could not only threaten the South and other U.S. allies in Asia but possibly, one day, even reach U.S. territory. That explains, in part, why the U.S. is displaying military muscle to warn the North to hold its fire. Washington also wants to leave no doubt that it has the South’s back, and that Seoul should not act rashly. Nor does the U.S. want South Korea to feel compelled to answer the North’s nuclear drive by building its own bomb. Even without nuclear arms, the North poses enough artillery within range of Seoul to devastate large parts of the capital before U.S. and South Korea could fully respond. The U.S. has about 28,500 troops in the South, and it could call on an array of air, ground and naval forces to reinforce the peninsula from elsewhere in Asia and the Pacific. (See related story on page 10)

Andrew Tarek Katbi Donald J. ‘Don’ Oct. 2, 1988-March 31, 2012 Lindeman
Andrew Tarek Katbi, 24, of Delphos and Columbus, died Sunday afternoon in a car accident near the VirginiaNorth Carolina border. He was born Oct. 2, 1988, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima to Tarek and Leslie (Skelly) Katbi. He is also survived by a sister, Olivia; maternal grandparents, Carl and Linda Skelly; paternal grandmother, Ghunia Katbi; girlfriend, Kalynn Yeater; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and loving friends here and in the Middle East. Mr. Katbi was valedictorian of the St. John’s High School class of 2006. He loved playing soccer with the Delphos Legends. He went on to graduate with honors from Ohio Northern University with a degree in finance and served on the Student Investment Group while there. He was currently a student at Duke University School of Law. He was set to graduate in May and start a career with Baker Hostetler in downtown Columbus. While at Duke, he served as senior lead editor of the Alaska Law Review. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at ChilesLaman Shawnee Chapel. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m.

One Year Ago • The Delphos FFA held its 62nd annual Parent and Member Banquet Sunday evening to hand out the usual awards and install the 2012-2013 officers. This year was particularly special for the chapter, with FFA Advisor and Teacher Scott Elwer receiving the only Honorary FFA Degree for Teachers given in Ohio this year. 25 Years Ago – 1988 • Grand Trunk Western has donated DT&I bunk cars, numbers 99550 and 99580, to American House Inc. Both are over 65 years old and were used as rolling stock until two months ago. Presently, the cars are located in the DT&I yard on North Sugar Street, Lima, and will be moved to the Lima Trade Center this week. American House plans to renovate these cars over the period of the next 12 months. • District two conference for Veterans of Foreign Wars and auxiliary was held in Columbus Grove. District two president Dorothy Meyer was in charge. Those attending from Ottoville were commander Norbert Grote, auxiliary president Ruth Grote, Joe, Ethel and Becky Perrin, Gene and Thelma Minnig, Henrietta King, Elenetta Boerger, Rosa Deitering, Edwina Byrne and Betty Wieman. • St. John’s eighth-grade cheerleaders took first place in the Diocesan Cheerleading competition held recently in Tiffin. Cheerleaders who participated were Katie Hanser, Nicki Wienken, Cindy Bockey, Jodi Sickels, Sue Klausing, Nikki Kimmet, Stacy Schimmoeller, Stephanie Grothouse, Beth Pohlman, Michelle Sterling, April Nutter, Laura Gordon, Amy Hablitzel, Kerri Wannamacher and Tracey Grothouse. 50 Years Ago – 1963 • Inspired by the 50-mile hike craze, some seventh-graders at St. John’s grade school Saturday walked 10 miles along the Lincoln Highway in four hours. The youngsters plan a 20-mile trek for next Saturday. The students are Taffy Miller, Susie Bohnlein, Susie Stallkamp, Janie Huysman, Shirley

Calvelage, Arlene Rode, Elaine Grubenhoff, Lolly Brandehoff, Janie Bohnlein, Margie Nomina and Lynn Clark. • Mrs. Harold Heiss and Bessie Heiss were co-hostesses to the members of the Past Chiefs Association Tuesday evening in the Harold Heiss home on West Fifth Street. During the business portion of the meeting, plans were made for the Pythian Sisters bake sale to be held April 6 at Clawson’s Electric Store. In contests, prizes went to Myrtle Talbot and Mrs. O. J. Truesdale. • Routine business was transacted at the Catholic Ladies of Columbia meeting held Tuesday night at the K of C club rooms. Plans were made to hold a social for the public on April 16. Co-chairladies for the social are Bertha Spieles and Esther Hempfling. They will be assisted by Rose Nomina, Regina Hedrick, Helen Meyers, Donna Guthrie, Juliana Schosker, Eileen Holdgreve, Rita Elwer and Lucy Niemeyer. 75 Years Ago – 1937 • The officers of the Delphos Jefferson Alumni Association will probably hold the initial meeting of 1938 next week for the purpose of making preliminary plans for the senior class. John A. Eicke, president of the Association for 1938, will call the remainder of the officers into conference. Other officers are Gene Hoverman, vice president; Madeline Hinderleider, secretary and Richard Redd, treasurer. • “Balmy Days,” a comedy, will be presented by students of St. John’s senior class on May 17. In the cast are the following students: Georgiana Brandehoff, Ruth Kipp, Eda Kurber, Mary Lindemann, Rosemary Metzner, Ruth Murray, Thelma Murray, Edna Jane Nolte, Jeanette Schwinnen, Irvin Brandehoff, William Gladen, Jr., John Ockuly, Roger Rekart, Louis Scherger, Robert Shenk, Richard Weber and Gilbert Wellmann. • Nettie Sullivan, Lima, district manager, and one other member of the Lima review were present at a regular meeting of the Delphos review of the Women’s Benefit Association held in the lodge rooms Friday evening. Arrangements were made to hold a card party April 22. The following will serve on the committee for the card party: Lulu Staup, Ethel Scott, Bertha Schmelzer, Catherine Schramm, Mrs. Sautters, Nancy Stirn, Frances Stopher, Grace Stegeman, Belle Sanders 133 E. Main St. • Van Wert, OH • 419.238.1580 and Mrs. Teman.



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-ring $90,000 from the Water Improvement Fund to the CDBG Clearwell By-Pass Improvement Fund to cover the cost of bills that will arrive shortly, according to Berquist. The city received $194,500 from the Community Development Block Grant for the project. Council also approved applying for a Water Supply Revolving Loan for the upcoming Gressel Drive Water Loop Project. The estimated cost for installing the water loop for improved water quality and fire protection is $144,000. Berquist said based on recent bids for similar projects the cost could be quite a bit lower. The loop will tie into the main water line in Heritage Meadows. Council was presented changes to the city’s Civil Service rules for review. A vote will be taken at the next meeting at 7 p.m. April 15.


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Dec. 4, 1935-April 1, 2013 Donald J. “Don” Lindeman, 77, of Delphos, died 2:35 p.m. Monday at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert. He was born on December 4,1935, in Lima to Joseph E. and Bertha (Pohlman) Lindeman, who preceded him in death. On June 8, 1955, he married Lorene Hoehn, who survives in Delphos. Also surviving are three sons: Terry (Doris) Lindeman of Delphos and Randy (Deb) Lindeman and Kevin (Lisa) Lindeman of Ottoville; three daughters: Cindy (Jack) Bertling and Lisa (Adam) Williams of Delphos and Donna (Joe) Miller of Ottoville; 15 grandchildren: Jennifer (Russ) Craig, Eric Lindeman, Ryan (Jessica) Lindeman, Cory (Jessica Jettinghoff) Bertling, Melissa (Andy) Nichols, Christina (Peter) Collins, Stephanie (Geoff Okumu) Lindeman, Annie Lindeman, Elizabeth Alt, Jessica Alt, Michelle (Adam) Kayser, Lynn (Matt Elwer) Lindeman, Brad Turnwald, Nathan Turnwald and Rachel Turnwald; three step-grandchildren: Nathan Miller, Elisa Miller and Joey Miller; three great-grandchildren: Jonathan Craig, Joshua Craig and Elias Bertling, and one on the way; two sisters: Beatrice (Donald) Kaverman and Louise (Tony) Warnecke of Delphos; and two brothers: Roger (Lois) Lindeman of Wapakoneta and Richard (Diane) Lindeman of Delphos. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Lindeman. Don enjoyed listening to and watching DVDs of country music from the 50s, woodworking, making model train layouts, taking care of his lawn, planting trees, eating breakfast with his friends after Mass each morning, driving his Ford van and feeding the birds. He was very proud of his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren and loved spending time with them. After graduating from St. John’s High School (Blue Jays), he worked as a mechanic for Martz and Wannemacher’s Motor Sales. He then worked at Raabe Ford as a parts, body shop and sales manager for most of his adult life and in 1981, he purchased the dealership and operated it until 1989. Don’s favorite sayings were “Come back when you can stay longer” and “Who has more fun than people.” Don was a member of the Delphos Chamber of Commerce, Delphos Knights of Columbus and St. John’s Catholic Church, Delphos. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Revs. Chris Bohnsack and John Stites officating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Delphos. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at LoveHeitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township (on the corner of St. Rts. 634 and 224), where a Scripture service will be held at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Church or Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed at:

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High temperature Tuesday in Delphos was 42 degrees, low was 24. High a year ago today was 72, low was 38. Record high for today is 78, set in 1956. Record low is 19, set in 1984. WEATHER FORECAST Tri-county The Associated Press TONIGHT: Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. East winds around 5 mph shifting to the south after midnight. THURSDAY: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Not as cool. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. West winds around 5 mph shifting to the northwest after midnight. EXTENDED FORECAST FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. North winds 5 to 15 mph. FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows around 30. SATURDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s. SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s. SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs around 60. SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 50s. MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows around 40. TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Columbus man accused of threatening President Barack Obama on Twitter has been released from custody pending further court hearings. A complaint filed by the U.S. Secret Service in federal court in Columbus says the threatening tweets were made last month and included threats to kill the president. The complaint says that when interviewed by a Secret Service agent late last month, Daniel Temple admitted to posting the threatening messages. The complaint says the tweets included the president’s name and phrases such as “coming to kill you” and “killing you soon.” Federal Judge Elizabeth Preston Deavers released Temple on his own recognizance following a Tuesday afternoon hearing.

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Ohio man who killed 6-month-old girl seeks mercy
BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS COLUMBUS (AP) — Condemned killer Steven Smith’s argument for mercy isn’t an easy one. Smith acknowledges he intended to rape his girlfriend’s 6-monthold daughter but says he never intended to kill the baby. The girl, Autumn Carter, died because Smith was too drunk to realize his assault was killing her, Smith’s attorneys argued in court filings with the Ohio Parole Board, which heard the case Tuesday. And Ohio law is clear, they say: A death sentence requires an intent to kill the victim. “The evidence suggests that Autumn’s death was a horrible accident,” Smith’s attorneys, Joseph Wilhelm and Tyson Fleming, said in a written argument prepared for the board. They continued: “Despite the shocking nature of this crime, Steve’s death sentence should be commuted because genuine doubts exist whether he even committed a capital offense.” Smith, 46, was never charged with rape, meaning the jury’s only choice was to convict or acquit him of aggravated murder, his attorneys say. However, rape was included in the indictment against Smith as one of the factors making him eligible for the death penalty. Under Ohio law, an aggravated murder committed in the course of another crime — such as burglary, robbery, arson or the killing of a police officer or child — is an element that can make someone eligible for capital punishment. The Richland County prosecutor said Smith continues to hide behind alcohol as an excuse and calls Smith’s actions “the purposeful murder of a helpless baby girl.” Prosecutor James Mayer told the board in his written statement that the girl’s injuries were consistent with a homicide that contradicts Smith’s claim he didn’t intend to kill her. “The horrific attack upon Autumn Carter showed much more than Smith’s stated purpose,” Mayer said. Mayer said Monday he didn’t know why Smith wasn’t charged with rape, but he said it wasn’t part of a trial strategy. The attack happened early in the morning of Sept. 29, 1998, in the Mansfield apartment of the girl’s mother, Kaysha Frye, whom Smith had been dating about six months. Frye was awakened after 3 a.m. by a naked Smith, who placed Autumn beside her in bed, according to records prepared for the parole board hearing. Frye realized the girl wasn’t breathing, told Smith he’d killed her and then ran to a neighbor’s house for help. Smith, known to consume as many as 12 beers a day, had had several beers the previous evening and had a bloodalcohol content of 0.123, well above the legal limit for drivers, when he was tested almost eight hours later, at 11 a.m., records show. Smith had unsuccessfully tried to have sex with his girlfriend the evening before the attack, according to records. The prosecutor argued that Smith’s assault of the girl was revenge for Smith’s failure to perform with Frye. Smith’s attorneys dispute this, saying the girlfriend was not upset with Smith. Prosecutors presented evidence at trial that Smith’s attack lasted as long as 30 minutes, during which time Smith beat the girl to death. Expert witnesses for Smith conclude he may have accidentally suffocated the girl within three to five minutes while he lay on top of her, according to Smith’s clemency petition. Smith’s attorneys have an uphill battle in their argument because of the “moral repugnancy” surrounding the claim of partial innocence,

The winning team in the 2013 Union Bank Relay for Life Trivia Challenge held Friday at the Delphos Eagles Lodge was The Honeymooners. Team members include, front left, Jim Langhals, Justin Wasylczuk, Kara Wasylczuk, Ryan Eickholt, Dave Eickholt, Adam Eickholt, Angela Eickholt, Dan Miller, Jan Miller and Brett Shingledecker. The Sneaky Kamikaze Pilots and Hot off the Press were second and third, respectively. All three teams that placed gave the winnings back to the Union Bank Relay for Life Team. (Delphos Herald/Nancy Spencer photo)

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Lights! Camera! Action hero! The Greater Cleveland Film Commission has posted a casting call for extras to appear in scenes being shot in Cleveland for an upcoming Marvel feature film. The Columbus Dispatch reports that it’s assumed the movie referred to is “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Officials had announced earlier that some scenes would be shot in Cleveland for the sequel to 2011’s “First Avenger” movie featuring the hero who dates to World War II. Scenes for the 2012 blockbuster “The Avengers” which included Captain America were also shot in Cleveland. The casting call will be April 19-20 for scenes to be shot in late April and May. The commission is also soliciting resumes for crew work.

said Doug Berman, an Ohio State University law professor and death penalty expert. “But if the lawyers for this defendant can legitimately assert that the evidence doesn’t show or support that this was an intentional killing, not only is it appropriate to bring this up at clemency, I think they’re obliged, representing their client appropriately, to stress this point,” Berman said. If executed, Smith would become the 51st inmate put to death in Ohio since the state resumed executions in 1999. The state has enough of its lethal injection drug, pentobarbital, to execute Smith and two other inmates before the supply expires. Eight more inmates are scheduled to die from November through mid-2015.

CINCINNATI (AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday reversed an order for an Ohio inmate convicted of murder to be freed unless prosecutors throw out one of two charges against him. The decision by a threejudge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati means that 42-year-old Michael Walters will continue serving 20 years to life in prison in a Columbus man’s 2005 death. A federal court had found that Walters’ convictions on murder and assault constituted double jeopardy and that his sentence needed to be reduced based on one charge, or he needed to be released. The appeals panel ruled that Walters’ sentence isn’t eligible for a reduction because an Ohio Supreme Court decision regarding double jeopardy shouldn’t be applied retroactively. Walters and William McKenzie were convicted in the death of Richard Strojny of Columbus in a joint trial in which each argued that they played a minor role in what they portrayed as a scuffle that accidentally turned deadly.

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JACKSON (AP) — A southern Ohio school district has agreed to take down a painting of Jesus amid a legal challenge claiming that it’s an unconstitutional endorsement of Christianity. Jackson City Schools Superintendent Phil Howard said the decision to remove the portrait from a school hallway came because the district could end up paying significant legal fees and costs if it lost the lawsuit brought by two parents and a student. American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio spokesman Nick Worner told The Columbus Dispatch that the district voluntarily agreed to remove the Jesus portrait during a U.S. District Court hearing Tuesday in Columbus. School officials say the portrait, which has hung in school hallways since 1947, is owned by a Christian-based student club and represents private speech. A famous earthen mound in the shape of a serpent near Peebles, Ohio, Serpent Mound State Memorial, winds along for a total length of 411m (1348 ft.).

Newspaper analysis: Ohio per capita income on rise
DAYTON (AP) — Ohio’s per capita income rose at one of the fastest rates in the nation last year, another sign that the Rust Belt state’s economy is bouncing back after the recession. The measure that includes all earnings — wages, dividends, interest income, rent — rose 1.7 percent from 2011 to 2012, to $39,289. That’s based on statistical analysis by The Dayton Daily News, which said Ohio’s income increase of $670 per capita trailed only North Dakota ($3,680) and Minnesota ($745). “It is good news that our per capita income is increasing at all, and it is even better news that it is increasing so fast,” said James Brock, professor of economics at Miami University. “Ohio for once is leading the country out of recession, rather than lagging it and being last to the recovery party.” Experts say incomes in Ohio continue to benefit from the revival of the manufacturing industry, particularly automaking, and the emergence of the oil and gas sector. “Manufacturing is a powerhouse right now,” Brock said. “It’s robust; it’s lost weight, it’s vigorous.” Economic experts say that for the future, prosperity depends on diversifying Ohio’s industrial base. Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s office says that is a top economic priority. “We are working hard to diversify even more with the belief that when bad times come, one torpedo can’t sink you,” spokesman Rob Nichols said. Ohio’s per capita income



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still lags 29 other states, with Connecticut at the top at $58,908. The economic indicator doesn’t account for living costs, and can understate poverty in high-cost areas and overestimate in low-cost regions, said Ed Hill, dean of Cleveland State’s college of urban affairs. It also isn’t distributed evenly, and can reflect disproportionate benefits to wealthier residents. But Hill said it remains one of the best economic measures and shows that Ohioans have more money available to spend.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

From the Vantage Point

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Awards were presented to three finalists in the annual Knights of Columbus “My View of Patriotism” Essay Contest. Applicants were high school seniors in the TriCounty area. Patriotism Chairman Lou Hohman reported that 87 essays were received from nine area schools. From left: Lou Hohman; finalist Scott Turner, Van Wert High School, son of Glenn and Chrisanne Turner; finalist Tricia Warnecke, St. John’s High School, daughter of Steve and Amy Warnecke; and finalist Renee Karhoff, Columbus Grove High School, daughter of Vern and Donna Karhoff. (Submitted photos)

Vantage Network Systems seniors Wyatt Sawyer (Paulding), left, and Dylan Boroff (Lincolnview) check out the network cables in the attic of the Van Wert County Courthouse.

K of C names finalists in Patrioic Essay contest
The following are the top three of the Knights of Columbus “My View of Patriotism” essays chosen from among 87 entries from nine area schools. become the world leader it is today, nor would it be one of the most patriotic nations across the world. Renee Karhoff Columbus Grove High School Patriotism is defined as the devotion of love, support and defense of one’s country. My view of patriotism is very strong after what happened on September 11, 2001. Patriotism to me means to be proud of your country. It means to be thankful for the freedoms that men sacrificed their lives for, so individuals could have a better future. Many people take America for granted and do not realize the precious rights and freedoms we are allowed. To have patriotism means to show devotion and love to your country. To wear the name of your country proud across your chest and be honored and blessed to say “I’m an American, and I love my country more than anything. So God Bless the USA!” Tricia Warnecke Delphos St. John’s High School Just as each person is made unique, the concept of patriotism is a very unique thing in and of itself. To me, patriotism is what defines a country and makes it stand out as being irreplaceable. Each country’s citizens have their own perception of why their country is among the greatest, and this confidence and positivity is what helps a nation thrive. Each citizen portrays patriotism when they speak of why their country is the best, and therefore patriotism is the root of the positive, determined mindset behind every great country. Without the positivity and determination of our forefathers, the United States would never have Scott Turner Van Wert High School Patriotism- the sense of devotion to one’s country. We’ve seen the word written- be it on walls, on television, or in textbooks- but, really, do we fully grasp the deep, sacred connotation of the word? To best convey my understanding and indeed appreciation of “patriotism,” I do not consult a textbook or a dictionary; rather, I reflect on this land we call the United States of America. I reflect on this wonderful, free country, its libertyendowed citizens, and the moral, God-based framework upon which it was consecrated. I reflect on and relish in the fact that we, the people, are granted the right to live freely, safely, and independently. That appreciation- that incomparable, unwavering lovethat is patriotism.

Network Systems students help rewire courthouse technology
Information submitted ble with their Internet due to internal wiring problems. Regedanz and his senior class went through the building — from the basement to the clock tower — checking out switches, hubs and network wiring for the 45 courthouse computers. They found some wiring that needed to be replaced and set up a schedule that would have them work at the courthouse on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, replacing Cat 5 wiring with Cat 6 wiring. This is a wiring upgrade which future-proofs the courthouse for faster Internet speed and helps protect against electrical interference. “There are some unique experiences on this project

Built in 1876, the architects of the Van Wert County Courthouse never could have imagined the technology that would be used 150 years later. So naturally, when Vantage Board member (and Van Wert County 911 Coordinator) Kim Brandt found out the courthouse network wiring was going to be updated, she contacted Vantage Network Systems instructor Larry Regedanz to see if the class would like to help out. The two discussed the project at the Vantage Grand Open House in February. The courthouse technology network was out of date and they were having some trou-


that students would never get in a lab. For example, they were standing on a piece of plywood in the attic of the courthouse, it was relatively dark, and they were making Cat 6 cables. The students discovered that making those cables on site is much more difficult than making them while sitting in a classroom,” Regedanz said. “We’re all very excited to have the opportunity to work with the Vantage students on this project. Mel Nomina is the lead person on the project and he’s glad to provide the students with the experience of running the new cable,” Brandt said. Senior Jaquobe Markward (Lincolnview) stated, “This project is a great learning experience for us to help us get ready for future jobs.” Other seniors working on the courthouse project are Dylan Boroff (Lincolnview), Austin Meyer (Ottoville), and Wyatt Sawyer (Paulding).


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The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to acknowledge its dean’s list for November and January sessions for students in the College of Applied Technologies. The following full-time students received a GPA of 3.5 or better: Delphos Joseph Haggard Matthew Hall John Henderson James Kindig Seth Knebel Brian Lisk Ray McClelland Michael O’Brien

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, Gina Stechschulte, Kaitlin Stechschulte, Alex Von Lehmden and Jacob Young. Juniors Kelsey Klausing, Cassie Lindeman, Nicole Ricker, Seth Ricker, Jamie Saum, Alyssa Schimmoeller and Logan Sickels. Sophomores Rachael Baldauf, Jenna Calvelage, Keri Eickholt, Sarah Hellman, Emily Klir and Alyssa Wiedeman. Freshmen Drew Grone, Brandi Kaskel, Dillon Schimmoeller, Jeremy Smith and Jessica Young. Eighth grade Erin Eickholt, Michael Fields, Ryan Hoersten, Griffin Morman, Trevor Neidert, Troy Ricker, Stuart Smith and Cody Von Lehmden. Seventh grade Adam Howbert, Erik Klausing, Marissa Krietemeyer, Natalie Morman, Faith Neidert, Makenna Ricker, Lindsey Sellman and Vanessa Wallenhorst. Honor Roll II (2.850-3.666) Seniors

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Miami University students who ranked in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students within each division for first semester 2012-13 have been named to the dean’s list recognizing academic performance. Austin John Buettner of Elida and Austin John Bonifas of Delphos were named to the list.

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TODAY 6 p.m. — Shepherds of Christ Associates meet in the St. John’s Chapel. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Kiwanis Club meets at the Eagles Lodge, 1600 E. Fifth St. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. Delphos Civil Service Commission meets at Municipal Building. 7:30 p.m. — Hope Lodge 214 Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, North Main Street. 9 p.m. — Fort Jennings Lions Club meets at the Outpost Restaurant. THURSDAY 9-11 a.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 5-7 p.m. — The Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. 6:30 p.m. — Delphos Ladies Club, Trinity United Methodist Church. 7 p.m. — Delphos Emergency Medical Service meeting, EMS building, Second Street. 7:30 p.m. — Delphos Chapter 23, Order of Eastern Star, meets at the Masonic Temple, North Main Street. FRIDAY 7:30 a.m. — Delphos Optimist Club meets at the A&W Drive-In, 924 E. Fifth St. 11:30 a.m. — Mealsite at Delphos Senior Citizen Center, 301 Suthoff Street. 1-4 p.m. — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. SATURDAY 9 a.m.-noon — Interfaith Thrift Store is open for shopping. St. Vincent dePaul Society, located at the east edge of the St. John’s High School parking lot, is open. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Delphos Postal Museum is open. 12:15 p.m. — Testing of warning sirens by Delphos Fire and Rescue 1-3 p.m. — Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. 7 p.m. — Bingo at St. John’s Little Theatre. SUNDAY 1-3 p.m. — The Delphos Canal Commission Museum, 241 N. Main St., is open. Please notify the Delphos Herald at 419-695-0015 if there are any corrections or additions to the Coming Events column.


This is a very nice and sunny Thursday with the mercury going over the 50 degree mark on our thermometer. Susan and I did laundry including some curtains. Susan hung a lot of the clothes outside taking advantage of this spring-like day. Earlier this week we had snow flurries. My husband Joe was off work today and won’t go back until April 9. He is also taking advantage of the weather and is hauling manure out of the barn. Next week the children will be home all week for spring break. Tomorrow is Good Friday so they will be home as well. I am un-thawing a 12-pound turkey for tomorrow’s dinner. We will have a nice, restful family day. Daughter Elizabeth will go with Timothy to his parents’ house for dinner. Mose will be here

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Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District will offer Nature Photography Workshop at 7 p.m. on April 12 and 3-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at Kendrick Woods. Friday will cover the basics of nature photography in a classroom setting. On Saturday, participants will photograph the flora and fauna of Kendrick Woods. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be available during Saturday’s session. The workshop is open to participants of all ages, however, children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult companion at all times. The cost is $30, registration and fee need to be paid by April 9. Call 419-221-1232 for more information.

The Putnam County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. April 11 at the Continental Conservation Club, 20519 Road E, Continental. Reservations and payment need to be sent by

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for dinner and then Susan will go with him to his sister’s house for supper. Easter is on Sunday. Let us remember our Savior who died on the cross for our sins. Let us honor him for the opportunity he provided for us all. The children plan to color some eggs on Saturday. Our hearts are still saddened from the news we received a week ago. Joe’s cousin Jonathan’s wife Barbara died shortly after giving birth to their 11th child. Barbara is only 36 years old and leaves her and 11 children to mourn. The oldest child is a daughter, only 15 years old God has again showed us that we do not need to be old to be taken from this world. Joe and Jonathan and families were neighbors growing up so the cousins were together often. We regret that we were not able to attend the funeral. Jonathan lives over

7 hours from here. Our most heartfelt sympathy goes out to Jonathan the children and the extended family. It won’t be easy caring for a newborn without a mother there. We were glad to hear Joe’s Aunt Nancy is on the road to recovery since having a heart bypass surgery. Yesterday I helped cut up beef at sister Emma and Jacob’s house. The rest of my family came to help in the evening. It was a 1,700 pound beef with Jacob’s taking half and niece Verena and Melvin taking the other half. Verena and Melvin were also there to help. The meat was all cut up and the hamburger was ground. We were glad we could get it all done before it warmed up too much. While Joe is off from work we would like to mix some summer sausage and smoke it. I would like to try Dad and Mom’s recipe that they always used. I’ve made this recipe and they have become a favorite snack among the family.

Thursday to Treasurer Charlotte Ellis at 127 East Laura Lane, Ottawa OH 45875. Canned food, boxed dinners, non-perishable food items, detergent and soap will be collected for the Putnam County Community Thrift Store.

Blood drive dddddd nets 39 units SELL IT FAST The American Red Cross
held a blood drive at the Delphos Eagles on March 7 and collected 39 pints, reaching the goal for the day. Gallon donors are: James Wenzlick (10 gallons) and Kenneth Wagner (11 gallons).

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Jefferson holds off Titans shut out Big Green in season-opener Kalida in baseball



DELPHOS — Jefferson’s baseball team opened its season by scoring 18 runs in a doubleheader split Saturday versus Van Wert. The Wildcats continued to pile up the runs on a windy, cold Monday night at Wildcat Field, holding off Kalida 10-6 in non-league action. The Wildcats (2-1) compiled 10 hits, with leadoff man Ross Thompson going 2-for-3 (with one walking), scoring three runs and stealing two bases, while Zach Ricker (2 runs, 2 runs batted in) and Austin Jettinghoff (2 RBIs) adding 2-for-3 days. Zach Kimmett scored twice and Tyler Wrasman knocked in two. “We got some good swings and hit today. Saturday, we did it by showing patience at the plate,” Jefferson head coach Doug Geary explained. “Today, we put the bat on the ball and got some nice hits. To get this much offense on a cold, windy day is a good day. We didn’t take advantage of bases loaded in the opening inning but we did the second.” Tyler Rice got the win with the start, going 3 2/3 innings (3 hits, 1 earned run, 3 baseson-balls, 6 strikeouts). Brent Hovest led the 9-hit Kalida (0-1) offense with a 3-for-4 day, scoring twice and stealing a pair of bases, while Austin Smith went 2-for-5. Neil Recker scored twice and swiped three bases. Kyle Kehres took the loss with three innings as the starter (6 hits, 6 runs, 3 earned, 1 BB, 3 Ks). Rebuilding Kalida — replacing 14 graduated seniors — committed seven errors in the field. “We have to find some positions with so many new faces. Graduating all those guys means we have a lot of youngsters in there,” Kalida mentor Jim McBride noted. “We have to settle in defensively and make some plays there but overall, it was what I expected for our first game.” The visiting Wildcats got on board in the top of the first against Rice. Recker singled sharply to left to start it, then stole second and third. An out later, he scored on a bloop to short right by Kehres; an error on the play put the batter at second. Rob Kleman walked. An out later, a wild pitch moved both up and Kyle Vorst walked to load the bases. However, they left them that way, three of 11 base-runners stranded. Jefferson retaliated with one in the home half against Kehres. Thompson walked in four pitches and swiped second; an error on the play allowed him to head to third and he scored on a wild pitch. An out later, Jettinghoff walked, Kimmett singled to left and Drew Kortokrax was hit by a pitch to load the sacks. However, a called third strike and a groundout ended that threat at 1-1. The host ’Cats exploded for five in the second. With two down, Thompson tripled to the fence in right center and Ricker sliced a run-scoring knock to center. In turn, he swiped second and scored on a solid knock to center by Jettinghoff. He stole second and scored as Kimmett got aboard via an error. Kortokrax followed with a sharp single to center. Wrasman launched a high fly ball down the rightfield; with the wind blowing that way and rightfielder Adam Knueve completely losing the orb in the bright sun, it fell for a 2-run triple, plating Kimmett and Kortokrax for a 6-1 edge. In the home third, the Jeffcats struggled with their base-running. Seth Wollenhaupt got on via an error but was gunned down by catcher Recker trying to steal. An out later, Thompson also got aboard via an error but was picked off base by Kehres. In the fourth, Gerding led off by getting aboard on a misplayed grounder but was eliminated at second on a Vorst grounder. An out hence, Vorst stole second. Hovest beat out an infield roller to short and stole second. Knueve walked to juice the bases and end

Rice’s stint on the mound, moving to third base. On his first offering, Jettinghoff (2 1/3 IPs, 5 hits, 4 earned runs, 2 BBs, 2 Ks) induced Recker to force Hovest at third. In the Delphos fourth, Ricker grounded a double into left center against Kalida reliever Kyle Landin (3 IPs, 4 hits, 4 runs, 2 earned, 1 BB, 2 Ks). An out later, Kimmett got aboard on a 2-base throwing error, with Ricker crossing the dish. Kortokrax moved Kimmett to third with a bounceout, from where he scored on a bloop to short center by Wrasman for an 8-1 Jefferson lead. Kalida got a run in the fifth. Swift lined up the gut to lead off and stole second. Landin walked but was forced at second by Kleman, putting Swift at third. Gerding flied out deep enough to center to get the swift Swift home for an 8-2 deficit. Vorst got aboard on a 2-base throwing error but Randy Zeller’s comebacker ended that threat. Delphos scored its final two tallies in the home half. Wollenhaupt lined a sinking hit to left to start it and advanced on a wild toss. With one down, Thompson beat out a nibbler to third to put runners on the corners and quickly burgled second. Ricker flied out deep enough to right to get Wollenhaupt home and move Thompson to third, from where he scored on a liner to left by Jettinghoff. The visitors got within 10-5 in the top of the sixth. Hovest ripped a single up the gut and Knueve beat out an infield hit to short. Recker got a free pass to load the bases. Swift bounced wide of first and when the Wildcats were slow to cover the base, he beat out an infield hit to score Hovest and leave the bases juiced. An out hence, Kleman rapped a shot just inside the thirdbase line, plating Knueve and Recker and putting Swift at third. However, Jettinghoff fanned the next batter and got a nibbler by Vorst in front of the plate that Zach Kimmett fielded and threw to first to end the uprising. Jordan Herron came on in relief in the Kalida seventh. With one out, Hovest singled up the middle and swiped second. An out hence, Recker got aboard via an error, scoring Hovest for a 10-6 deficit. Recker swiped second but Swift fanned to end the contest. “We were hoping to get four innings out of Tyler Rice; he’s our sixth pitcher but he has the stuff to be our second or third any given day,” Geary added. “He also made a big defensive play to get us out of a big inning in the fourth. We have to keep playing good defense like that because that will be one of our keys this year.” McBride wasn’t surprised about his team coming back late in the game. “I expect that; these guys have a lot of pride and athleticism I’d have been disappointed had we not battled back,” he added. “I started three freshmen and a sophomore today with some inexperienced juniors and seniors. We just have to shore up our effort but we’ll work at it.” Jefferson hosts Hardin Northern 5 p.m. Wednesday, while Kalida hosts Miller City Monday.

By BOB WEBER The Delphos Herald OTTAWA - On an evening that felt like the football season should be starting, just the opposite occurred with the baseball season starting for two Putnam County schools. The Titans of Ottawa-Glandorf played hosts to the Big Green of Ottoville in the season-opener for both squads. The Titans came out strong early and got their first win on the year with a 8-0 shutout of the Big Green. The Titans jumped out quickly as they scored three runs in their first turn at bat. Senior Cory Imm led off the bottom of the first with a base hit. Sophomore Brad Croy followed with a stinging line drive off the glove of Big Green third baseman Alex Horstman, putting runners on first and second. After Big Green starting pitcher Joel Beining retired the next two batters, up stepped junior Tyler Zender, who sent a rocket shot to deep center field, plating Imm and Croy and giving the Titans a 2-0 lead. With junior Tanner Schimmoeller batting, Zender broke for third on a ball that escaped Big Green catcher Luke Schimmoeller and his corresponding throw

sailed into left field, allowing Zender to plate the Titans’ third run of the inning. The Big Green came right back in the second inning with a 2-out rally behind sophomore Beining’s double to center field. However, O-G starting pitcher junior Matt Warnecke got Big Green senior Cory Fischer to pop up to first base, ending the threat. The Titans increased their lead to 4-0 in the second behind a leadoff walk to senior Tyler Ellerbrock and a run-producing double by sophomore Ben Dietering. Dietering advanced to third on a 1-out groundout by junior Drew Schierloh and came home with the Titans’ fifth run of the game on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Imm. The Big Green struggled at the plate and made some defensive mistakes that cost them throughout the game. Big Green head coach Tony Castronova knew the first game could be a real challenge due to this year’s weather conditions: “It’s the first game of the year for everyone. Tonight was the second time all year that we were able to be on the baseball field and the first time to face live pitching outdoors. Overall, some good and bad

Lincolnview opens softball season on winning note MARIA STEIN — The Lincolnview Lady Lancer softball team opened up the 2013 season as they traveled to Marion Local to take on the Flyers on a cool sunny spring Tuesday. Kent McClure’s squad came away with an impressive 6-4 victory over the experienced Flyers. Junior Ashley McClure toed the rubber for the Lancers and pitched a complete game. She surrendered four runs (3 earned) on five hits, walked six and hit a batter while striking out seven for the victory. Leading the way at the plate for the Lancers was a trio of batters. Junior Kelsey Mohr contributed a triple and a double with sophomore Baylee Neate and senior Kaitlyn Brant each ripping two singles. Senior Lauren Calvert tallied three runs batted in with Brant and Mohr collecting one apiece. The Lady Lancers move to 1-0 while the Flyers drop to 1-2 on the season. Lincolnview will take on the Cougars from Van Wert today at home with a 4:30 p.m. start on tap. ——Lancers nipped in opener 3-2 by Fort Recovery By Jim Cox DHI Correspondent MIDDLE POINT - It was Fort Recovery’s fourth game and Lincolnview’s first Tuesday afternoon. Perhaps that was the only difference between the two teams as the Indians won a well-pitched contest 3-2. Fort Recovery is now 3-1, Lincolnview 0-1. A 2-out, 2-run, fifth-inning double by Indian centerfielder Elijah Kahlig gave the visitors a 3-1 lead and, eventually,

the victory. Kahlig’s big hit, a shallow fly ball into the gap in left center, followed consecutive singles by catcher Blake Boughman and first baseman Jacob Muhlenkamp. Lancers got one back in the bottom of the fifth on a walk to shortstop Nick Leeth, a groundout by centerfielder Austin Leeth and a double to left-field fence by pitcher Kyle Williams. However, there was no more scoring in the game. Lincolnview dented the scoreboard in the bottom of the first on a Williams double to the base of the fence in left, followed by a line single up the middle by first baseman Derek Friesner. Fort Recovery knotted it 1-1 in the top of the third. With one out, shortstop Chad Schroel walked. Boughman crushed a liner to the left-field corner but a textbook relay from leftfielder Dalton Kayser to Leeth to catcher Tyler Richey snuffed out an Indian run and turned it into a controversial out at the plate, Boughman ending up at third on the throw home. Muhlenkamp’s opposite-field triple to the right-field fence then plated Boughman to make it 1-1 after three. Indian right-hander Kent Retz got the win, pitching five innings, giving up two runs, both earned, on three hits, while striking out five and walking two. Cole Wendel pitched the last two innings to earn a save. He didn’t allow a baserunner, striking out two and walking none. Williams went six innings for the Lancers and took the loss, yielding three runs, all earned, on seven hits, striking out three and walking three. Youtsey moved from third to the mound and pitched a perfect seventh inning, neither striking out nor walking a batter. “Kyle (Williams) did a


things for the first game. I was disappointed in our inability to make some big plays to get us out of the first few innings but I thought we settled down and played defensively much better in the last three innings of the game. I’m happy with how Joel (Beining) pitched tonight and was very pleased with the three innings that senior Zach Weber gave us after not pitching for over four years.” The Titans scored two more runs in the third with a 2-out rally that started with a walk to Zender, a stolen base and and an error by Big Green senior shortstop Bryan Hohlbein off of Schimmoeller’s bat, scoring Zender. Schimmoeller advanced to second on a wild pitch by Beining and scored the Titans’ seventh run on an RBI single by Ellerbrock. The Big Green couldn’t get anything going over the last four innings as the Titans’ pitchers combined to only allow two hits, strike out 12 and not walk a Big Green batter. Warnecke pitched the first four innings and notched his first win of the year. Senior Jaylen Von Sossan and Tyson Yungman finished off the last three innings for the Titans. The Titans finished off their win with an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth when senior Jason Karhoff

reached first on another error by the Big Green and came home on a fly ball to right that eluded the gloves of the Big Green’s first and second baseman and right fielder, giving the Titans their final score on the evening and stretching the lead to 8-0. The Big Green used two pitchers on the evening with Beining going the first three innings, allowing seven runs on six hits, walking two and striking out three. Weber finished the last three innings, allowing two hits, two Ks and a walk. The Big Green are right back in action 5 p.m. today as they travel to Fort Jennings for a non-league game. The Titans will host Miller City 5 p.m. Friday.

Ottoville (0) Derek Schimmoeller 3-0-00, Jacob Turnwald 3-0-0-0, Luke Schimmoeller 3-0-1-0, Bryan Hohlbein 3-0-0-0, Brad Boecker 2-0-0-0, Kyle Bendele 1-0-0-0, Joel Beining 2-0-1-0, Joe Van Oss 1-0-0-0, Cory Fischer 2-0-0-0, Zach Weber 1-0-0-0, Alex Horstman 2-0-0-0, Craig Odenweller 2-0-0-0. Totals 25-0-2-0. Ottawa-Glandorf (8) Cory Imm 2-1-1-1, Casey Morman 1-0-0-0, Brad Croy 4-1-2-1, Cody Bockrath 3-0-1-0, Jake Hashberger 4-0-0-0, Tyler Zender 2-2-1-2, Tanner Schimmoeller 3-1-0-0, Tyler Ellerbrock 1-1-1-1, Tyson Yungman 1-0-0-0, Ben Dietering 2-1-2-1, Jason Karhoff 1-10-0, Drew Schierloh 2-0-0-0, Andrew Wischmeyer 1-0-0-0. Totals 27-8-8-6. Score by Innings: Ottoville 0-0-0-0-0-0-0 — 0 Ottawa-Glandorf 3-2-2-0-0-1-x — 8 WP - Warnecke; LP - Beining. Doubles - Ottoville (Beining), OttawaGlandorf (Zender, Dietering).

great job of mixing it up,” said Lincolnview first-year coach Kevin Longstreth. “Their top of the lineup was pretty solid, so he did a good job of mixing it up to them, threw a lot of strikes to the bottom of the lineup, made them use the bats. Then Derek (Youtsey) came in and did what he needed to do; threw strikes.” Fort Recovery got big games at the plate from its second, third and fourth hitters — Boughman (2-for-4, double, run), Muhlenkamp (3-for-4, triple, run, RBI) and Kahlig (double, 2 RBIs). For Lincolnview, Williams went 2-for-3, both doubles (run, RBI). Friesner was 1-for3 with an RBI. Although there were six errors in the game — four by the Indians, two by the Lancers — none figured in the scoring. “For the most part, our kids were really prepared and ready to go today,” said Longstreth. “All that work we put in, defensively, I can’t complain. Hitting, the first time out, seeing somebody live, three hits just isn’t gonna cut it. We did the small things. We just need more runners, better at-bats, hitting to the opposite field like we’ve been preaching to them.” Lincolnview is scheduled to host Van Wert today (4:30 p.m. first pitch). That is the first of 10 games scheduled in the next 14 days for the Lancers.
Fort Recovery (ab-r-h-rbi) Schroel ss 3-0-0-0, Boughman c 4-1-2-0, Lochtefeld pr 0-1-0-0, Muhlenkamp 1b 4-1-3-1, Kahlig cf 3-01-2, Hobbs 3b 2-0-0-0, Pottkotter 2b 2-0-1-0, Thien lf 3-0-0-0, Riegle rf 3-00-0, Joash dh 2-0-0-0, Retz p 0-0-0-0, Wendel p 0-0-0-0. Totals 26-3-7-3. Lincolnview (ab-r-h-rbi) Nick Leeth ss 3-1-0-0, Austin Leeth cf-3b 3-0-0-0, Williams p-cf 3-12-1, Friesner 1b-rf 3-0-1-1, Richey c 3-0-0-0, Patterson 2b 3-0-0-0, Kayser 3-0-0-0, Roberts rf 2-0-0-0, McCleery 1b 1-0-0-0, Youtsey 3b-p 2-0-0-0. Totals 26-2-3-2.

Score by Innings: Ft. Recovery 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 - 3 7 4 Lincolnview 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 2 3 2 WP - Retz (1-0); Save - Wendel (1); LP - Williams (0-1). LOB: Fort Recovery 6, Lincolnview 5. Doubles: Williams 2, Boughman, Kahlig. Triples: Muhlenkamp. ———

Grove run-rules Elida COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove used a 9-run first frame, five of them unearned, to roll up a 12-2 5-inning baseball win Tuesday night at Columbus Grove. It was the host Bulldogs’ season opener, while the visiting Bulldogs are 0-2. Adam Purdy gave up all nine runs in the first inning as the ’Dawgs’ starter. Josh Verhoff got the win with four innings of 5-hit, 2 runs (1 earned) starting pitching for Grove. Brandon Benroth went 2-for-3 for Grove, including a home run, three runs batted in and two runs scored. Matt Jay also went 2-for-3, knocking in three. Elida visits Leipsic and Columbus Grove hosts McComb tonight.

ELIDA (2) Jake Porter cf 2 0 0 0, David Diller ss 3 0 1 0, Adam Purdy p 1 0 0 0, Drew Laing rf 1 0 0 0, Max Stambaugh rf 3 0 1 0, Travis Watkins c 2 0 0 0, Nickoli Sackinger dh 2 0 1 0, Kyle Hambleton 3b 0 1 0 0, Josh Carder 1b 2 1 1 0, Jesse Wheeler lf 1 0 0 0, Logan Frysinger lf 1 0 0 0, Riley Overholt 2b 1 0 1 0. Totals 19 2 5 1. COLUMBUS GROVE (12) Blake Hoffman cf 2 2 1 0, Brandon Benroth ss 3 2 2 3. Matt Jay c 3 1 2 3. Trey Roney 1b/p 3 1 1 0, Kody Griffith dh 1 2 1 0, Josh verhoff p/1b 2 2 1 1, Mason Smith rf 2 0 0 1, Trent Vorst 2b 1 0 0 1, Elisha Jones 3b 2 2 0 0. Totals 19 12 8 9. Score by Innings: Elida 010 10- 2 Col. Grove 9 2 0 0 1 - 12 No outs in 5th when game ended E: Purdy, Hambleton, Verhoff; DP: Columbus Grove 1; LOB: Elida 6, Columbus Grove 6; 2B: Jay; 3B: Verhoff; HR: Benroth; SF: Smith, Vorst. ELIDA Purdy (L, 0-1) 1.0 4 9 4 5 Hambleton 3.0 4 3 3 2 COLUMBUS GROVE Verhoff (W, 1-0) 4.0 5 2 1 4 Roney 1.0 0 0 0 0 HBP: Hoffman (by Purdy), Griffith Hambleton); PB: Watkins 4, Jay.

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KALIDA (6) ab-r-h-rbi Neil Recker c 4-2-1-0, Austin Swift cf 5-1-2-1, Kyle Kehres p 2-0-1-1, Kyle Landin p 1-0-0-0, Rob Kleman 1b 3-01-2, Trent Gerding ss 3-0-0-1, Kyle Vorst lf 3-0-0-0, Randy Zeller 2b 3-00-0, Colton Farrell oh 1-0-0-0, Brent Hovest 3b 4-2-3-0, Adam Knueve rf 1-0-0-0, Austin Horstman rf 2-1-1-0. Totals 32-6-9-5. JEFFERSON (10) ab-r-h-rbi Ross Thompson ss 3-3-2-0, Zach Ricker 3b/1b 3-2-2-2, Austin Jettinghoff c/p/3b 3-1-2-2, Zach Kimmett 1b/c 4-2-1-1, Drew Kortokrax dh 3-0-1-0, Tyler Rice p/3b/1b 0-0-0-0, Jordan Herron p 0-0-0-0, Tyler Wrasman 2b 3-1-1-2, Zavier Buzard cf 4-0-00, Seth Wollenhaupt rf 4-1-1-0, Gage Townsend-Schleeter lf 3-0-0-0. Totals 30-10-10-7. Score by Innings: Kalida 100 013 1-6 Jefferson 1 5 0 2 2 0 x - 10 E: Recker 2, Gerding 2, Zeller 2, Hovest, Thompson, Wrasman; LOB: Kalida 11, Jefferson 7; 2B: Ricker; 3B: Thompson; SB: Recker 3, Hovest 2, Thompson 2, Swift, Vorst, Ricker, Jettinghoff, Buzard; SF: Gerding, Ricker. IP H R ER BB SO KALIDA Kehres (L, 0-1) 3.0 6 6 3 1 3 Landin 3.0 4 4 2 1 2 JEFFERSON Rice (W, 1-0) 3.2 3 1 1 3 6 Jettinghoff 2.1 5 4 4 2 2 Herron 1.0 1 1 0 0 3 WP: Landin 2, Kehres, Rice; HBP: Kortokrax (by Kehres).

The Associated Press MEN At Madison Square Garden, New York Tuesday’s Semifinal Results Baylor 76, BYU 70 Iowa 71, Maryland 60 Thursday’s Championship Baylor (22-14) vs. Iowa (25-12), 9 p.m. ——— Tournament Tuesday’s Championship Result East Carolina 77, Weber State 74 ————

College Basketball Invitational Championship Series (Best-of-3) (x-if necessary) Monday’s Result Santa Clara 81, George Mason 73 Today’s Game Santa Clara (25-11) at George Mason (21-15), 7 p.m. Friday’s Game x-Santa Clara at George Mason, 7 p.m. WOMEN NCAA OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL Oklahoma City


The Associated Press National League East Division W L Pct Atlanta 1 0 1.000 New York 1 0 1.000 Washington 1 0 1.000 Miami 0 1 .000 Philadelphia 0 1 .000 Central Division W L Pct Chicago 1 0 1.000 Milwaukee 1 1 .500 St. Louis 1 1 .500 Cincinnati 0 1 .000 Pittsburgh 0 1 .000 West Division W L Pct Arizona 1 1 .500 Colorado 1 1 .500 Los Angeles 1 1 .500 San Francisco 1 1 .500 San Diego 0 1 .000 ——— Tuesday’s Results Colorado 8, Milwaukee 4 St. Louis 6, Arizona 1 San Francisco 3, L.A. Dodgers 0 Today’s Games

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Chicago Cubs (Jackson 0-0) at Pittsburgh (Rodriguez 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Miami (Slowey 0-0) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 0-0), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Wilson 0-0) at Cincinnati (Latos 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Halladay 0-0) at Atlanta (Maholm 0-0), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (Richard 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Harvey 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 0-0) at Milwaukee (Peralta 0-0), 8:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 0-0) at Arizona (McCarthy 0-0), 9:40 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-0), 10:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Chicago Cubs (Wood 0-0) at Pittsburgh (McDonald 0-0), 12:35 p.m. L.A. Angels (Blanton 0-0) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 0-0), 12:35 p.m. San Diego (Stults 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 0-0), 1:10 p.m. Miami (LeBlanc 0-0) at Washington (Zimmermann 0-0), 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Lee 0-0) at Atlanta (Medlen 0-0), 7:10 p.m. American League East Division


Tu e s d a y ’s Regional Championship Result Louisville 86, Tennessee 78 SPOKANE REGIONAL Spokane, Washington M o n d a y ’s Regional Championship Result California 65, Georgia 62, OT NORFOLK REGIONAL Norfolk, Va. Tu e s d a y ’s Regional Championship Result Notre Dame 87, Duke 76 BRIDGEPORT REGIONAL Bridgeport, Conn. M o n d a y ’s Regional Championship Result

Connecticut 83, Kentucky 53 FINAL FOUR At New Orleans Arena, New Orleans Sunday’s National Semifinals Louisville (28-8) vs. California (323), 5:30 or 8 p.m. Notre Dame (35-1) vs. Connecticut (33-4), 5:30 or 8 p.m. ——— National Invitation Tournament Today’s Semifinals Florida (28-8) at Drexel (26-10), 7 p.m. Utah (22-13) at Kansas State (1917), 8 p.m.

W L Pct GB Baltimore 1 0 1.000 — Boston 1 0 1.000 — New York 0 1 .000 1 Tampa Bay 0 1 .000 1 Toronto 0 1 .000 1 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 1 0 1.000 — Cleveland 1 0 1.000 — Detroit 1 0 1.000 — Kansas City 0 1 .000 1 Minnesota 0 1 .000 1 West Division W L Pct GB Seattle 2 0 1.000 — Los Angeles 1 0 1.000 1/2 Houston 1 1 .500 1 Texas 1 1 .500 1 Oakland 0 2 .000 2 ——— Tuesday’s Results Baltimore 7, Tampa Bay 4 Cleveland 4, Toronto 1 Texas 7, Houston 0 Seattle 7, Oakland 1 Today’s Games Kansas City (Santana 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Peavy 0-0), 2:10 p.m.

Texas (Ogando 0-0) at Houston (Humber 0-0), 2:10 p.m. Detroit (Sanchez 0-0) at Minnesota (Correia 0-0), 4:10 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Jimenez 0-0) at Toronto (Morrow 0-0), 7:07 p.m. Baltimore (Chen 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 0-0), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Wilson 0-0) at Cincinnati (Latos 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (Saunders 0-0) at Oakland (Milone 0-0), 10:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games L.A. Angels (Blanton 0-0) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 0-0), 12:35 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 0-0) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 0-0), 1:10 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 0-0), 2:10 p.m. Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 0-0) at Tampa Bay (R.Hernandez 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Seattle (Maurer 0-0) at Oakland (Griffin 0-0), 3:35 p.m. Boston (Dempster 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Myers 0-0) at Toronto (Buehrle 0-0), 7:07 p.m.

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German Mutual Ins. Co. of Delphos elects officers
Information submitted The German Mutual Insurance Company of Delphos annual meeting and election was at the home office located at 112 E. Third St, Delphos, on March 18. Joe Wittler was appointed to serve as election clerk and Rick Hellman as judge. The results were as follows: Four at large positions on the board were up for vote. Ed Etzkorn, Denny Elwer, Mike Schimmoeller and Irvin Moenter were elected to serve as directors for 2013. The Van Wert County director’s position was on the ballot with Craig Pohlman elected to serve a 3-year term on the board. Charlie Pohlman was re-elected to serve a 3-year term as Van Wert County’s representative on the Audit Committee. Immediately following the annual meeting, the board met to elect officers for the upcoming year. Ed Etzkorn was re-elected to serve


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Denovo of Longmont Colo., a high-tech consulting company co-founded in 2007 by Delphos native Mark Goedde, continues to grow and seeks to be a one-stop high-tech shop. Goedde describes Denovo as a turn-key professional service. “Companies want to buy computing power,” he said. “A large part of our business is Oracle, our No. 1 partner, and they are expanding into Housting, Atlanta and Chicago.” Goedde and two managing partners own the company. Denovo has three buildings with two data centers — hardware and software and employs 265 people. Goedde is a 1976 St. John’s High School graduate and received his BMA at Pepperdine University. He resides in Longmont with his wife and three children.

as board president; Denny Elwer was also re-elected to serve as vice-president and Mike Schimmoeller will again serve as treasurer for 2013. Irvin Moenter, director at large; Rick Hellman, director of Putnam County, Steve Ostendorf, Allen County director; and Craig Pohlman, Van Wert County Director make up the seven member board. The company, founded in 1863 and incorporated 17 years later, has served the insurance needs of area farmers and homeowners for 150 years. The seven board members along with Barbara J. Coil, board Secretary, continue to direct the business of The German Mutual Insurance Company to insure its members against loss or damage. The officers, along with the board of directors, provide leadership to the company representing every policyholder. An interested, active membership is of vital importance to German Mutual and the fact that you were willing to serve is very much appreciated.

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NEW DELHI (AP) — In a country long defined by its poverty, it’s easy now to find India’s rich. They’re at New Delhi’s Emporio mall, where herds of chauffeur-driven Jaguars and Audis disgorge shoppers heading to the Louis Vuitton and Christian Louboutin stores. They’re shopping for Lamborghinis in Mumbai. They’re putting elevators in their homes and showing off collections of jewel-encrusted watches in Indian luxury magazines. They’re buying real estate in comfortable but unpretentious neighborhoods — neighborhoods thought of as simply upper-middle-class just a couple years ago — where apartments now regularly sell for millions of dollars. They’re just about everywhere. Unless it’s income tax time. Then, suddenly, they barely exist. The reality is simple: “There are very few people who are paying taxes,” said Sonu Iyer, a tax expert at Ernst & Young in New Delhi. And tax dodging is everywhere. “It’s rampant — rampant.” If the generalities of that have long been known here, Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram stunned the country in late February when he proposed a new tax on India’s top earners. The surprise wasn’t the temporary 10 percent surcharge on those earning more than 10,000,000 rupees, or about $185,000, per year, but the num-

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ber of Indians who fall into that category. That number? Just 42,800 people. “Let me repeat,” Chidambaram told Parliament in his budget speech, making sure no one thought he had misspoken, “only 42,800” people say they earn that much. In a country of 1.2 billion people, a country where years of staggering economic growth annually create tens of thousands of new millionaires and a recent slowdown has done little damage to a thriving luxury goods market, far less than one ten-thousandth of the population admits they are in the top tax bracket.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal pipeline safety officials on Tuesday issued a corrective action order to ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. after one of its pipelines ruptured last week in central Arkansas. The order from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration comes after ExxonMobil’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured Friday in the small city of Mayflower, about 25 miles northwest of Little Rock. The order prevents ExxonMobil from restarting operations on the failed segment of the pipeline until the agency is satisfied with repairs and is confident that all immediate safety concerns have been addressed. Investigators are still working to figure out what caused the pipeline to rupture, but the corrective action says ExxonMobil reversed the system flow of the pipeline in 2006. “A change in direction of flow can affect the hydraulic and stress demands on the pipeline,” the order, dated Tuesday, says.

PITTSBURGH — Hawks swoop in and gobble up songbirds. Raccoons feast on nests of eggs they never could have reached before. Salamanders and wildflowers fade away, crowded out by invasive plants that are altering the soil they need to thrive. Like a once-quiet neighborhood cut up by an expressway and laced with off ramps, northeastern forests are changing because of the pipelines crisscrossing them amid the region’s gas drilling boom, experts say. Environmentalists have loudly worried that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, may threaten water and air, though the Obama administration and many state regulators say the practice is safe when done properly. Threats to wildlife have flown largely under the radar. But as studies detail plans for thousands of miles of new pipelines and related infrastructure, the dangers to biologically rich forests that have rebounded since vast clear-cutting in the 1800s are taking on new urgency. “If you wanted to create a perfect storm for biological invasion, you would do what the energy companies are doing in north-central Pennsylvania,” said Kevin Heatley, an ecologist with the national firm Biohabitats who works to restore areas that have been damaged by human activity. “You can only put so many bloody parking lots in the woods.” Energy companies, which say they are being responsible stewards of the land, have rushed to unlock the natural gas lying in the shale beneath Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The gas has lowered energy costs, allowed the U.S. to lessen reliance on foreign energy and provided private landowners who sit atop well sites with a gold mine in royalties. New York, which also has large reserves, is trying to decide whether to allow fracking. To get the gas to market, hundreds of miles of pipeline are being laid along clear-cut forest “tunnels” sometimes dozens of yards wide.

DEAR BRUCE: I have about $650,000 in BRUCE WILLIAMS various cash investments (mutual funds, bonds, etc.). I am 56 years old. I am thinking of adding gold or silver to my portfolio. What do you think about gold and silver as an investment? I know they have performed well, but what is your opinion of their growth moving forward? Thanks for being there! I never miss a show. -- B.P., via email DEAR B.P.: You are correct that gold has performed well -- about a 7 percent return -- over the last year. That’s not a spectacular gain, but if all of your investments were earning 7 percent, I think you would be pleased. I still consider gold a speculation rather than an investment. It has several things going for it, including the idea that it has intrinsic value and that it will always be worth something. However, it pays no interest. Gold must be stored in a secure place, and its price can rise and fall as a result of world events that may not even catch your attention until it is too late. Despite that, I have no quarrel with investing a small percentage of your portfolio in gold, provided you take possession of the gold coins or bars. The problem with silver is its relatively low price. Gold may be worth 40 to 50 times as much per ounce as silver, so the storage space required for silver would be considerably greater, whether it’s junk silver, silver dollars or something similar. My maximum exposure for precious metals would be 5 percent to 10 percent of your portfolio. This is more of a hedge than it is a straight investment. DEAR BRUCE: I am writing to disagree with your stance about parents treating their children differently in their estate. This is a great way to create resentment and guarantee disagreements that might last the lifetime of your children. In many cases (and I can name numerous examples in my small circle), one child has worked hard, sacrificed good times to get a degree and a good job, and is successful. The other has goofed off, worked low-paying jobs, has not saved and is not successful. So now let’s reward that irresponsible behavior and give the slackers more to even it out? Certainly if one of the children had an illness or other circumstance beyond his or her control, and if the other children were aware and in agreement, there may be some exception to this rule. But generally, it’s best to keep it equal. Keeping track of money “loaned” to be reconciled from the estate is a GREAT way to further reduce the family tension during that difficult time. Unfortunately, despite our best intentions, most folks equate money with love, and the hurt that comes from being slighted goes to the grave. -- J.D., Lehigh Valley, Pa. DEAR J.D.: I don’t disagree with many of the points you make; however, it is difficult to be precisely equal. I have five children, and their needs have varied over the years. I have helped when I thought help was necessary. To even it out at this point in my life and theirs, I think, would be a mistake. My will is clear. Any old debts, advancements, etc., are completely forgiven, and their details are not to be shared with the other siblings. I have discussed this with my kids, and they think it is perfectly OK. It’s true that such a strategy could cause a problem among siblings, but I still believe there are many circumstances where one child requires more, or where one has been more fortunate because of hard work and doesn’t have the same needs as another. One may remain single, while another has children. These are choices the children make freely, but nonetheless, I believe adjustments must be made. (Send questions to or to Smart Money, P.O. Box 7150, Hudson, FL 34674. Questions of general interest will be answered in future columns. Owing to the volume of mail, personal replies cannot be provided.) Distributed by Universal UClick for UFS

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Girlfriend needs to back off on visitation schedule

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THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013 Sometimes, we’re inclined to believe that it’s impossible to profit from anything we truly like, which is totally wrong. The year ahead is likely to change your thinking in this area. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -Offering unsolicited advice is risky at best, so if you do so anyway, make sure the recipient knows that it’s just a suggestion. You don’t want to be held accountable for unpleasantness. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You’re likely to have rigid ideas about how things should be done, so any input from a friend or associate could be disruptive. Try to keep an open mind. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- It isn’t always smart to try to do something the way another does, even if that person’s work is excellent. What’s viable for him or her might not be a good fit for you. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Try to avoid a risky financial arrangement that you know little about and have little control over. Now is not the time to take chances. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- An old, unresolved disagreement between you and your special someone could rear its ugly head if you allow it. Letting outsiders into your business could make matters worse. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Labors of love are likely to be handled with remarkable skill, but, by the same token, you might not want to be identified with something that you dislike but are required to do. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -Even though your earning potential is excellent, the way you manage your affairs may not be up to snuff. Try to bring your “A-game” to everything you take on. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -In order to complete what you start, you need to put limitations on how much you attempt to do. Work on one assignment at a time, and proceed slowly and cautiously. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Instead of trying to rectify another’s erroneous perception of you, you’re likely to let it go unchallenged and brood about the injustice being done to you. Why? CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Be on guard, because there is reason to believe that you could be the target of an expert manipulator. Speak up and don’t be a victim. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Be careful not to do anything that could offend someone important to you. You may think your behavior is funny, but the person who pays your salary is likely to be ticked off. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- As always, you will have a choice of how you view developments: positively or negatively. Don’t envision failure when it’s just as easy to see success. COPYRIGHT 2013 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.


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Dear Annie: I have been she has one horrible habit dating my boyfriend for I cannot fix. She constantly four years. We both have chews gum with her mouth children from our previous open and looks like a cow. relationships and share cus- I find it amazing that our tody with our exes. Until administrators, who deal recently, we had our kids on with her daily, have never the same weekends. Then mentioned this to her. I purmy boyfriend’s ex decided posely turn my music up that her children cannot be a bit louder to drown out here when my 11-year-old the sound. She and I do not have a good relationship, so son is staying over. I cannot think of a Because my son way to mention is the oldest, he this without upsettends to be blamed ting her. The stress whenever the kids it causes me is do inapproprigiving me a headate things. But ache. It is gross kids pick up all and unprofessionkinds of things in al. Any suggesschool, from othtions? — Pro in er kids and from Pennsylvania other adults. I feel Dear Pro: You my son is being have nothing to blamed unfairly. My boyfriend’s Annie’s Mailbox lose by asking her nicely to please ex doesn’t know me or my children. I have not chew gum when dealing heard her children say and with the customers, because do things they should not be it is unprofessional, as well allowed to do, but I seem to as unappealing to see and be the only one who notices. hear. You also could talk to My boyfriend makes excus- human resources or a sues for their behavior, but if pervisor about instituting a my children misbehave, he behavior and dress code to is quick to let me know that cover such things. It is often easier than singling out I need to discipline them. The major problem is his one particular employee. 9-year-old daughter, who Dear Annie: I’d like to rewants to be the center of at- spond to “N.Y., N.Y.,” the tention when she is around 34-year-old who found it her dad. She becomes up- difficult to visit his ailing set, demanding and control- grandparents. When our parling, and she recently began ents’ health deteriorated, it wasn’t pleasant to visit, but sassing me. I love his children and take we kept in mind all the times care of them as if they were they took care of us when we my own. I understand the were babies, cleaning soiled need for them to have indi- diapers and sitting up all vidual time with their par- night when we were sick. ents, but I’d also like them Recently, my uncle suffered to learn how to get along a stroke. At our first visit, with each other. I blame my he didn’t recognize us. For boyfriend for letting his ex the next visit, we brought control the situation. Am I his favorite music and read overreacting? — Confused stories from Reader’s Digest. I know those grandand a Little Sad Dear Confused: You are parents would enjoy some on shaky ground when it company. — MD, Calif. comes to telling your boyfriend and his ex how to arrange their visitation schedule. It is not unreasonable for the mother to prefer that her kids have time with Dad without your children around. We think you should try to make friends with the ex so you can work on getting the kids together for holidays and special occasions. They will be less belligerent toward one another (and toward you) if they don’t have to compete for their father’s attention at every visit. Dear Annie: I am an administrative assistant and am proud of the level of professionalism I have maintained in the office. However, I feel like I am about to go out of my mind. I share an office with a very rude woman. I do my best to smooth out her rough spots with customers, but







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Possible human remains found in new 9/11 debris
BY MEGHAN BARR NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Riches pulled his firefighter son’s mangled body out of the rubble at the World Trade Center, but the phone calls still filtered in years afterward. The city kept finding more pieces of his son. “They’ll call you and they’ll tell you, ‘We found a shin bone,”’ said Riches, a retired deputy fire chief. “Or: ‘We found an arm bone.’ We held them all together and then we put them in the cemetery.” Those are the phone calls both dreaded and hoped for among the families of Sept. 11 victims. And as investigators began sifting through newly uncovered debris from the World Trade Center this week for the first time in three years, those anxieties were renewed more than a decade after the attacks. But there was also hope that more victims might yet be identified after tens of millions have been spent on the painstaking identification process. Two potential human remains were recovered on Monday, according to the medical examiner. “We would like to see the other 40 percent of the families who have never recovered anything to at least someday have a piece of their loved one,” Riches said. “That they can go to a cemetery and pray.” About 60 truckloads of debris that could contain tiny fragments of bone or tissue were unearthed by construction crews that have been working on the new World Trade Center in recent years. That material is now being transported to a park built on top of the former Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island, where investigators will attempt to find any possible remains during the next 10 weeks, the city said. That’s the material the two potential human remains were found in. The city’s last sifting effort ended in 2010. This time, crews were able to dig up parts of the trade center site that were previously inaccessible to workers, the city said. Some 2,750 people died at the World Trade Center in the 2001 terrorist attacks, but only 1,634 people have been identified. “We have been monitoring the World Trade Center site over time and monitoring the construction,” said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office. “And if they see any material that could possibly contain human remains, we collect that material.” About 9,000 human remains recovered from the ruins of the World Trade Center remain unidentified because they are too

degraded to match victims by DNA identification. The remains are stored at an undisclosed location monitored by the medical examiner’s office and will eventually be transferred to a subterranean chamber at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Some victims’ families expressed impatience that the city has only just uncovered more debris. “Quite frankly, they should’ve excavated this and searched it 12 years ago,” said Diane Horning, whose son, Matthew, died in the attacks. “Instead, they built service roads and construction roads and were more worried about the building and the tourism than they were about the human remains.” The city’s efforts to identify Sept. 11 victims have long been fraught with controversy.

Too early for 2016? Not for Hillary Clinton’s fans
BY CHARLES BABINGTON WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton stayed on safe political ground Tuesday, advocating women’s rights globally in a 12-minute speech, but that was enough to excite fans imploring the former first lady, senator and secretary of state to run again for president three years from now. Clinton, perhaps as popular as ever in her 22 years in national politics, said she has “unwavering faith in the untapped potential of women and girls.” She spoke at the Vital Voices Global Leadership Awards, at Washington’s Kennedy Center. The event, highlighting efforts such as expanding education for girls and fighting domestic violence worldwide, marked her first public speech since ending her much-praised stint as secretary of state. As members of the group Ready for Hillary cheered outside, the 2016 political buzz was inevitable. Vice President Joe Biden — another potential Democratic candidate — was scheduled to speak later at the same event. If Clinton has any jealousy, she didn’t show it. She praised Biden effusively, especially for his role in Congress’ recent renewal of the Violence Against Women Act. Clinton, 65, has said she has no plans for a second presidential bid, but she hasn’t ruled it out. Democrats argue among themselves whether she has the desire and energy to go through the grueling campaign process she knows so well. But many see her as a prohibitive favorite whose head start would be so big that other potential candidates might starve for funds and attention. A Washington Post-ABC News poll in January found that 67 percent of Americans held a favorable view of Clinton. That’s her highest rating since the poll began measuring her popularity in the 1990s. It spans her eight years in the Senate. “It’s hard to overstate the breadth and depth of enthusiasm for a Hillary run,” said Doug Hattaway, a former Clinton campaign aide and now a Washington-based consultant. She built a national base of supporters in 2008, when she lost a hard-fought nomination fight to Barack Obama, and she’s widely respected after her turn heading the State Department, Hattaway said. “A lot of donors, volunteers and potential campaign workers will wait to hear what she decides before committing to other candidates,” he said, although “anyone with their eye on 2016 is already working on it.” There may be no one in America with a clearer view of what it takes to run for president.

Decades after King’s death, Memphis jobs at risk
BY ADRIAN SAINZ MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — They rode the streets of Memphis in creaky, dangerous garbage trucks, picking up trash from home after home, toiling for a sanitation department that treated them with indifference bordering on disdain. In 1968 those workers took to the streets, marching with civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to demand better working conditions, higher pay and union protection. Forty-five years after King was killed supporting their historic strike, some of the same men who marched with him still pick up Memphis’ garbage — and now they are fighting to hold on to jobs that some city leaders want to hand over to a private company. “It looks like they’re trying to take us down again,” said 81-year-old Elmore Nickleberry, one of the original strikers who still drives a garbage truck at night for the sanitation department. Nickleberry is expected to take part in a Thursday march to honor King’s sacrifice on the 45th anniversary of his death. But city council members who favor privatization say the city can’t afford to ignore a chance to save $8 million to $15 million in a tough economy. As the leaders and workers stake out their positions on today’s jobs, the shadow of the struggles of 1968 looms over them. Forty-five years ago, Nickleberry and Memphis’ 1,300 other sanitation workers were overworked and underpaid, picking up others’ grimy, leaking waste without proper uniforms. They faced the daily risk of severe injury or death while working with malfunctioning garbage trucks. They took a job no one else wanted, mostly black workers picking up the trash of white people, serving in what some scholars liken to an urban extension of plantation life on the cotton fields that fueled Memphis’ economy. Their demeaning nickname: “walking buzzards.” After two workers were crushed to death in a truck’s compactor, the sanitation workers went on strike Feb. 11. They demanded a raise that would take them off welfare lines. The situation had obvious racial undertones: Most of the workers were black, and city officials standing against the union were white. With the slogan “I am a man,” the workers also wanted the respect and dignity that comes with doing a low-paying, back-breaking job with great pride and effort. King came to Memphis to support them. He delivered his last public speech April 3, declaring, “I’ve been to the mountaintop.” The next day, standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, King was killed by a rifle bullet fired by James Earl Ray from a boardinghouse across the street. The assassination led to riots in Memphis and several U.S. cities. But the strike, stained forever with King’s blood, turned to victory when the city acquiesced to a 10-cent raise and succumbed to other demands, including unionization. Labor scholars call it a watershed moment. “It signified the close relationship between labor relations and civil rights and human rights,” said Thomas Kochan, an industrial relations professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. “Dr. King epitomized a leader who recognized that relationship, and that’s what brought him to Memphis.” Much has changed since then. Memphis has had a black mayor since the early 1990s, and today’s city council is majority black. But in 2013, the power of unions in America isn’t what it was in 1968. And the lure of privatization is strong for cashstrapped public officials.

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BY KIM YONG-HO and AHN YOUNG-JOON PAJU, South Korea (AP) — North Korea today barred South Korean workers from entering a jointly run factory park just over the heavily armed border in the North in the latest sign that Pyongyang’s warlike stance toward South Korea and the United States is moving from words to action. The Kaesong move came a day after the North announced it would restart its longshuttered plutonium reactor and a uranium enrichment plant. Both could produce fuel for nuclear weapons that Pyongyang is developing and has threatened to hurl at the U.S. but which experts don’t think it will be able to accomplish for years. The North’s rising rhetoric over recent weeks has been met by a display of U.S. military strength, including flights of nuclear-capable bombers and stealth jets at the annual South Korean-U.S. military drills that the allies call routine but that North Korea claims are invasion preparations. The Kaesong industrial park started producing goods in 2004 and has been an unusual point of cooperation in an otherwise hostile relationship between the Koreas, whose three-year war ended in 1953 with an armistice. Its continued operation even through past episodes of high tension has reassured foreign multinationals that another Korean War is unlikely and their investments in prosperous dynamic South Korea are safe. “The Kaesong factory park has been the last stronghold of detente between the Koreas,” said Hong Soon-jik, a North Korea researcher at the Seoulbased Hyundai Research Institute. He said tension between the Koreas could escalate further over Kaesong because Seoul may react with its own punitive response and Pyongyang will then hit back with another move. It is unclear how long North Korea will prevent South Koreans from entering the industrial park, which is located in the North Korean border city of Kaesong and provides jobs for more than 50,000 North Koreans. The last major disruption at the park amid tensions over U.S.South Korean military drills in 2009 lasted just three days. is getting back to work, and it needs pickup trucks. Strong truck demand in March drove U.S. auto sales to their highest monthly total since August 2007, as everyone from oil and gas producers to local home builders raced to replace the aging trucks they held onto during the recession. Overall auto sales rose 3.4 percent to 1.45 million, according to Autodata Corp. “I think day-to-day business is the best it’s been in five years,” said Tim Parker, owner of a Chrysler-Dodge-JeepRam dealer in Hot Springs, Ark. Parker recently joined a Chrysler program that helps him stock pickups so he has inventory ready when business owners come calling. March is typically a good month for the auto industry. Many car buyers put tax refund checks toward a down payment. And Japanese automakers, whose fiscal year ends in March, prices ended the month lower than a year ago. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to a five-year low during March. Interest rates are low and home values are rising. And the stock market — which is a strong predictor of auto sales — closed the first quarter with the S&P 500 at an all-time high. Still, the pace of growth has slowed from last year, when double-digit gains were commonplace as Japanese automakers came roaring back after the 2011 earthquake in Japan. Auto companies are settling in for a period of slower but sustained growth. GM, Ford and Chrysler sold a total of 154,722 full-size pickups, up 14 percent from a year ago. It’s the third straight month that pickup sales have outpaced overall industry sales and should keep increasing through this year and at least into early next year, said Jeff

US restraint in Syria could aid Iran nuclear talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s reluctance to give military aid to Syrian rebels may be explained, in part, in three words: Iranian nuclear weapons. For the first time in years, the United States has seen a glimmer of hope in persuading Iran to curb its nuclear enrichment program so it cannot quickly or easily make an atomic bomb. Negotiations resume this week in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where encouraging talks in February between six world powers and the Islamic Republic ended in what Iranian diplomat Saeed Jalili called a “turning point” after multiple thwarted steps toward a breakthrough. But Tehran is unlikely to bend to Washington’s will on its nuclear program if it is fighting American-supplied rebels at the same time in Syria. Tehran is Syrian President Bashar Assad’s chief backer in the two-year civil war that, by U.N. estimates, has left at least 70,000 people dead. Iranian forces are believed to be fighting alongside the regime’s army in Syria, and a senior commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard force was killed outside Damascus in February. Russia also is supplying Assad’s forces with arms. And the U.S. does not want to risk alienating Russia, one of the six negotiating nations also seeking to limit Iran’s nuclear program, by entering what would amount to a proxy war in Syria. The White House has at least for now put the nuclear negotiations ahead of intervening in Syria, according to diplomats, former Obama administration officials and experts. Opposition forces in Syria are in disarray and commanded in some areas by a jihadist group linked to al-Qaida. Preventing Iran from building a nuclear bomb remains a top priority for the Obama administration, which has been bent on ending wars — not opening new military fronts. Adding to the mix is the unpredictable relationship between the U.S. and China, which has been leery of harsh Western sanctions on Iran and is expected to follow Russia’s lead on the nuclear negotiations. Without Russia and China’s support, experts say, the West will have little success in reaching a compromise with Iran. Off-and-on talks between Iran and the world powers — the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France and Germany, known as P5+1 — began after the six nations offered Tehran a series of incentives in 2006 in exchange for a commitment to stop uranium enrichment and other activities that could be used to make weapons. Iran long has maintained that it is enriching uranium only to make reactor fuel and medical isotopes, and insists it has a right to do so under international law. Last summer, the U.S. and E.U. hit Iran’s economy and oil industry with tough sanctions to force it to comply. But Iran has continued its program despite the sanctions. In February, in an attempt to move flagging negotiations forward, the world powers offered broader concessions to Iran, including letting it keep a limited amount of enriched uranium and suspend — but not fully close — a bunker-like nuclear facility near the holy city Qom. The world powers’ offer, which also included removing some of the Western sanctions, was hailed by Iran as an important step forward in the process. Few expect any major breakthroughs in the negotiations beginning this week until after Iran’s presidential election in June.

High-profile rapes threaten India tourism business
BY KAY JOHNSON MUMBAI, India (AP) — A fatal gang rape in New Delhi didn’t deter Germans Carolina De Paolo and Canan Wahner from traveling to India for a six-week tour. The attack was awful, but there is crime everywhere, they figured, and they’d take precautions. Then a man sidled up to Wahner on a train to Goa and ran his hand up her leg a few weeks into the trip. On another train, a different man grabbed De Paolo’s breasts from behind. “I wanted to scream and do something, but he ran away,” De Paolo said. She never reported the crime, deciding there would be no point. The two women, both 22, say there were times they didn’t feel safe, but they insist they still would come to India again. That separates them from many tourists, who are choosing not to come at all. Violence against women, and the huge publicity generated by recent attacks here, is threatening India’s $17.7 billion tourism industry. A new study shows tourism has plunged, especially among women, since a 23-year-old Indian student was raped on a New Delhi bus and later died from her injuries — a case that garnered worldwide publicity. The government denies any fall off in tourism. Concerns only grew after the reported gang rape of a Swiss woman in central India last month and after a British woman jumped out of her hotel room window fearing the manager was trying to break into her room to sexually assault her. That incident

Oil production in the U.S. is higher than it’s been in two decades. And automakers are offering big discounts on trucks. GM, for one, is trying to clear out older models before the debut of its 2014 pickups later this spring. Car buying site Edmunds. com estimates that GM offered $5,800 in discounts on the Chevrolet Silverado in March, compared with $4,010 for its chief rival, Ford’s F-150. On Tuesday, the site raised its forecast for full-year U.S. sales to 15.5 million from 15.0 million. That’s much healthier than the 10.4 million sold during the economic downturn in 2009, although still below the 17 million recorded in 2005. The industry sold 14.5 million cars and trucks last year. Conditions look so good that some analysts think automakers will have to increase production and hire more workers to keep up.

happened in Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, one of India’s chief tourist attractions. Merchants say India is being unfairly singled out, but perception is everything in the tourist business. And businesses catering to tourists are already suffering.

Answers to Monday’s questions: Queen Elizabeth II is pictured on the obverse side of the series of coins honoring Harry Potter, issued in 2001 as legal tender by the Isle of Man. The Isle of Man, a British protectorate in the Irish Sea, is known for issuing coins with unusual designs. The cutthroat trout, the state fish of Idaho, got its ominous name from the distinctive crimson slash mark under its lower jaw. Today’s questions: The motto of what U.S. territory is “Where America’s Day Begins?” How many feet on each side of the U.S.-Canadian border are required by law to be free of trees, brush and other obstructions? Answers in Thursday’s Herald. Today’s joke: One day the first-grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class. She came to the part of the story where Chicken Little tried to warn the farmer. She read, “…. and so Chicken Little went up to the farmer and said, ‘The sky is falling, the sky is falling!’” The teacher paused then asked the class, “And what do you think that farmer said?” One little girl raised her hand and said, “I think he said: ‘Holy Mackerel! A talking chicken’!” The teacher was unable to teach for the next 10 minutes.

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